Posts Tagged ‘Collapse’

Quote note (#364)

Everywhere signs of a Great Ending:

Gramsci marched right through the institutions and clear off the cliff on the other side with the buildings tumbling after him. The established secular church of the Western left has fallen; it is now just another religion, like Christianity, Buddhism or Islam. Its special status as the high priesthood of the quasi-scientific Future is gone.

October 14, 2017admin 15 Comments »
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Quote note (#363)

Now the media is broken, news can get out:

That’s why the story about Harvey Weinstein finally broke now. It’s because the media industry that once protected him has collapsed. The magazines that used to publish the stories Miramax optioned can’t afford to pay for the kind of reporting and storytelling that translates into screenplays. They’re broke because Facebook and Google have swallowed all the digital advertising money that was supposed to save the press as print advertising continued to tank.

October 10, 2017admin 5 Comments »
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Quote note (#360)

Fernandez keeps getting better:

Competition is generally a positive thing and we are likely to have more quality and lower prices not just in the realm of physical products but in a social systems and governance. Ironically the world may end up with a genuine multicultural society instead of a monocultural leftist diktat masquerading as one. Political tensions between left and right may even decline as the points of friction are reduced. […] But not every separation necessarily ends happily. The biggest threat to a successful divorce is the need by one partner for Other People’s Money to maintain its lifestyle. There is always the possibility of domestic violence instead of new opportunities. The best guarantee of a successful transition is innovation. Entire sectors like the media, higher education and public sector unions are already facing wrenching changes, not for any defect in personnel, but because they are predicated on models whose time has passed. Possibly the most revolutionary act a person can perform at this critical moment is to create opportunities out of the ongoing disruption.

(Divorce-talk is everywhere these days.)

June 21, 2017admin 113 Comments »
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Moron bites (#26)

Target-rich environment.

I particularly liked this:

He advocates for racial separation under the belief that “elites” will enhance their IQs by associating only with each other.

If anyone can make sense of that sentence, I’ll send them a signed Bio-Surrealism T-shirt.

Guest fisking here.

June 19, 2017admin 48 Comments »
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Sentences (#99)

Venezuela’s near-future (but it could be anything):

[Some X] will not be pretty, but it is difficult to see how it can be avoided.

This is the world now.

May 3, 2017admin 17 Comments »
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Sentences (#97)

Post-smug politics:

One of the most arresting aspects of the start of the Trump era is that nearly everyone, regardless of their political persuasion, seems convinced that their side is losing.

Perhaps because the thing that’s winning is unrecognizable? Partly its the rise of China, partly its Capital phase-transition, and partly its the messy stage of collapse. In any case, it looks like the signature of the Outside.

April 27, 2017admin 23 Comments »
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Sentences (#96)

Cynical insight from Spandrell:

nobody cares about the public purse. It’s public.

April 18, 2017admin 23 Comments »
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Quote note (#347)

Fernandez:

The narrative that Russia — a country with an economy smaller than Italy — smaller than New York State’s — will take over the world is less compelling than than the alternative thesis: that the tide of chaos is rising across the planet. With the European Union weakening, the Middle East perceptibly falling apart and African and Latin America their same old selves the danger is less that some rival empire will conquer the world than that power vacuums will spread entropy all over the planet.

Much moral hardening lies ahead.

March 30, 2017admin 25 Comments »
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Moron bites (#24)

It just keeps coming.

There have been suggestions it’s a parody, but my guess is that they really are this demented. Hard as it is to imagine, it doesn’t sound like mad barking to them. (They’ve been spoiled.)

March 28, 2017admin 58 Comments »
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T-shirt slogans (#19)

Democracy dies in darkness.

— This magnificent prophecy now stands just below the masthead of The Washington Post.

Continue Reading

February 22, 2017admin 37 Comments »
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