Posts Tagged ‘Europe’

Merkel’s Mess

Damon Linker paints the gruesome picture almost perfectly. (Read the whole thing — it’s not long.)

In the course of a few months, Angela Merkel was transmogrified from a moderately talented German politician, into one of the most destructive leaders in world history. If that sounds like an exaggeration, it’s only because her responsibility for dragging the European continent back into a new 1930s still awaits the unfolding of events. Even without complete relapse into a dark age of authoritarian anti-capitalism, the wave of rape, pillage, and terror she has unleashed will now — inevitably — devastate millions of lives, and structurally degrade the quality of life for tens of millions more as they seek to protect themselves in markedly more adverse social circumstances. It will all get extremely ugly. As Linker dryly remarks, “let’s just say it’s unlikely to end well. … And the storm has only just begun to gather.”

What was she thinking? Assuming — as seems fair — that she doesn’t positively want to usher in Hitler 2.0, her catastrophic policy decisions have to be misguided. It’s probably no easier for the readers of this blog than it is for me to cognitively sympathize with the deranged path she has taken. One can only infer that she genuinely believed a vast flood of predominantly young, male, Islamic, tribalistic, and historically-traumatized incomers, with a hallucinatory sense of (unrealizable) cultural and material entitlement, would immediately transmute into fungible production units and contribute to European pensions financing. The Economist pretends to believe the same thing. I’m forced to accept it’s possible to believe it, despite finding the flying spaghetti monster significantly more plausible. If this depth of delusion really has a grip on the minds of Western elites, any outcome other than utter disaster is most probably unobtainable. A cynical lie would be far less dangerous.

In a single stroke, Merkel has converted the Raspail and Houellebecq scenarios into vivid contemporary predicaments. European collapse has been radically accelerated. For that, a certain dark gratitude is due.

August 6, 2016admin 96 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#122)

(Open thread + links)
Still deterritorialized and distracted edition.

Future things (1, 2). Struggle sessions. The riddle of RF. Nationalism and security. The weekly round, plus outliers.

Separation of Church and State has failed. The musical way to die. Breaking point. In defense of equilibrium. Free association (or else). Rights, gifts, and migration (via). Rage wave. European attitudes to Muslims (darkening).

The EU rift. Death by robot.

Trumpenführer panic report. Belated ethno-politics.

Philosophy and biochemical order. Systems. Words on the brain. A warning for wireheads. “Anthro-pessimism” and robot apocalypse. Pokemon Go Apocalypse.

[more later]

July 12, 2016admin 36 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#121)

(Open thread + links)
Scrappy out-of-Shanghai-HQ edition.

Neocameral meditations. “Why I am not a Neocameralist.” “When men vote you get the free market, when women vote you get socialism.” The weekly round, plus outliers.

Faux cosmopolitanism. Reactionary royalism reaches the center-left. The democratic agony (1, 2, 3, 4). “I think when many Leftists realize that we as nationalists are the true socialists, the true anti-globalists and the true anti-capitalists I believe they will come to our side.” Repatriation without tears (plus, baby steps).

Brexit reflections (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), and background. The coming cascade (1, 2, 3, 4). “I love the EU.”

The unmentionable war. Crisis in an age of (political) dimness. Round two in Austria (1, 2). Keystone sailors.

Diversity training doesn’t work. The next Gawker will be darker. Tarzan cannot be redeemed.

The days of human combat pilots are numbered. Digital vandalism. Hybrid VR.

Parasite pressure. The search for alien refrigeration.

Gödel’s legacy. Unending ‘iron harvest’ on the Somme. War on drugs.

[More later.]

July 5, 2016admin 58 Comments »
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Sentences (#63)

Quoted in Jared Taylor’s review of Guillaume Faye’s The Colonization of Europe:

“Allah is great. He brings madness on the enemy.”

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July 2, 2016admin 29 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#120)

(Open thread + links)

Yarvin on the DAO. No enemies to the right. “Don’t react moralistically to ideas about society.” The weekly round, plus outliers.

The US gun control conundrum. Thoughts on corruption. Academic Stalinism watch. White inertia and insubordination. The death of romance.

What is Xi doing? The Venezuelan apocalypse controversy.

Brexit panic report (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Brexit analysis (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9). In crisis, opportunity (plus Becker reference), also. Contagion (plus), and its limits (note). Domestic political fallout. Jim comments (1, 2). Zizek and Walt comment. “A Brexit would deprive the Dutch of an important ally in their desire to reduce the European Union to a simple business venture. But this extremely narrow conception of the purpose of pan-European cooperation is exactly why the EU might, contrary to most popular opinion, benefit from a Brexit. The United Kingdom didn’t join and stay inside the EU to make something of it, but rather, to prevent others from making something of it.”

Trumpenführer panic report (1, 2, 3).

Thiel untoppled at Facebook.

Race and racism. Intelligence and childlessness. The world’s multicultural control group. Parental effects.

Climate contrarianism. The Gambler’s Fallacy. Six millennia of graphic urbanization (reference). Michael Herr on Stanley Kubrick. Hunting humans

June 28, 2016admin 82 Comments »
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Sentences (#61)

Tyler Cowen on the Brexit message:

if you are thinking that voting “Leave” does not at all limit Pakistani immigration, you are truly missing the point; this vote was the one lever the English were given for sending a message to their politicians.

(The entire post is impressively Ideological-Turing-Test-competent.)

June 27, 2016admin 19 Comments »
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Quote note (#261)

Brexit in context:

As soon as the focus returns to why the UK bailed in the first place the proper sympathy will shift from the poor Britons in a flimsy rowboat to Europeans still trapped on the Titanic. […] As Ross Douthat observed in Twitter: “the actual disaster isn’t the vote, it’s the eight years of policy that made it thinkable.” Brexit is not the disaster. The disaster is what they’re rowing from.

This (from the same Fernandez piece) also stands out:

Brexit, for all its drama, was merely a warning. The basic demand is for a moderation of the centralizing tendencies, unchecked immigration, runaway political correctness and metastatic government that have characterized the West in these last decades. That’s the bottom line.

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June 25, 2016admin 45 Comments »
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Brexit Open Thread

Brexit00

For discussion of UK independence, UK fragmentation, EU disintegration, Pan-secessionism, and catabolic geopolitics in general.

Here‘s Geert Wilders widening the conversation.

(Content coming later, probably in a subsequent post.)

ADDED: There’s a lot of gravy. One little drip. Bye: “Prime Minister David Cameron, who had led the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, said he would resign by October and left it to his successor to decide when to invoke Article 50, which triggers a departure from European Union.”

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June 24, 2016admin 145 Comments »
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Sentences (#60)

A topical Churchill quote (and probably his greatest remark):

… every time we have to decide between Europe and the open sea, it is always the open sea we shall choose.

(Via.)

Such a Britain would not only be worth something, it would be worth everything. (But it’s gone.)

A relevant Sailer comment:

In the American mind, land powers are seen as militarist, brooding, and no fun: Sparta, Prussia, the Soviet Union, and now Putin’s Russia. In contrast, sea powers are the good guys, the cool kids: Athens, Holland, England, and America. […] With natural defenses and a high-tech military, sea powers generally didn’t need enormous conscript armies, martial discipline, and centralized economic control. Instead, sea power was conducive to liberty at home and adventure capitalism abroad. [There’s an additional ‘adventure capitalism’ link, which freaked out my antivirus program.]

… and a Dugin recollection.

June 20, 2016admin 94 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#116)

(Open thread + links (delayed))
Given recent disruption, probably especially patchy. (Chaos Patches might be moving to Tuesday’s regularly for a while, coincidentally.)

The death of exit. The Pope of Moldbuggian ‘orthodoxy’. The Hoppean road. A fake civilization. The church cannot lead. WeSearchr (repeated). The weekly round (in doom), and outliers.

This is an insanely difficult perspective to adopt …” Ascended Economy (1, 2), and very related.

Return of the tribe (also). The monarchist moment. Amren quafs leftist tears (1, 2). Resentment cannot be assuaged. Sexy pagans.

Alt-Right panic report. The Aryan Goddess (1, 2, 3). The unnecessariatBlame the left for the Alt-Right. “It’s really concerning …” (video).  Origins of the Alt-Right. Fashy birds.

More Duerte Harry. Venezuela‘s only friends are idiots (there’s a Marxist take). Low-T Europe (1, 2), plus the center cannot hold (1, 2, 3). Flashpoint Austria. Tomorrow‘s EU. Greece is going nowhere. Britain’s true friends. The US and SE Asian geopolitics (over ideology). The old South Africa. Indian demographicsChallenges and opportunities in China. Global security welfare. Deglobalization. The Westphalian order is dying (video).

Trumpenführer panic report (0, 1, 2). Resistance is futile (plus, and double-plus). The SCOTUS factor. Authoritarians for Trump (video). Foreign drama.

Slack Twitter.

Asian racism (inversely related).

Thiel and private deterrence (1, 2, 3, 4), relevant. Milo does DePaul (video).

Brains do not compute. Vox does IQ. End of the anti-biotic era. Information processing in bacteria. Zombie ants.

VR and philosophy. Quantum philosophy.

The Uber-effect. Crypto-radicalization. Implementing swarm intelligence.

On dares. Hyper-Reality.

May 31, 2016admin 38 Comments »
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