Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Twitter cuts (#94)

It’s a clear sign of how seriously Radical Islam is taken by the foreign policy establishments of civilized states. Roughly, it’s treated as a biological weapon, to be used against real adversaries (you know, those who are not mere hill people). That’s not going to change much anytime soon, however much one might want it to.

October 14, 2016admin 60 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#125)

(Open thread + links)

NRx and the Alt-Right (1, 2).
Exit as white flight. The submission option. Organizational intelligence. An epic NRx discussion (starts here). New blogs. Nihilism (the book). The (most recent) weekly round, plus outliers.

What Hillary did (1, 2, 3, 4). Some of the best Alt-Right commentary (1, 2, 3), and some of the most dismal (1, 2, 3, 4). Some additional primers (1, 2, 3, 4). The Amerika take (1, 2, 3). The SPLC does its thing. The Alt-Right discussed by Stefan Molyneux and Vox Day (video). Taylor and Spencer profiles. In the lion’s den. Pepe is the GOP now. Scraps (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). WN distress by the numbers.

TrumpenfĂźhrer panic report (1, 2, 3, 4). This one is actually well done. A death rattle from mainstream media. Trumpism transcends Trump. Who are these people? The baby-eating story was exaggerated. Deep history of the Muslim thing. A Trump miscellany (1, 2, 3).

Distinguishing the left from progressivism. (From the Left) “There is no such thing as neoliberalism.” How libertarians lost it. Wisconsin goes to shit.

Death by pooling (plus).

How democracy dies in France, taking the EU with it. Germany’s agony. An open letter to the Ukraine. Project Fear was bullshit (1, 2). The Islamic nightmare (1, 2, 3).

Death by Facebook. Soc-media Islamophobia is awful. Troll terror at Time (1, 2). My sides (plus). News management. Survival through anonymity (plus). The Cuck (seriously). Haidt is always worth listening to.

Leftist Race Politics never stops. Edgy. “If [HR departments] really cared, they would take a leaf from agricultural geneticists.” The campus race-revolution marches on. Quaklity liberal torture on race (1, 2). The dysgenic motor. This is more interesting than it looks. Patrilineages. Deep bias. Race realism (1, 2). Cargo cult pedagogy. Why HBD?

Going Sicilian on Zika. Fun with DNA.

Caesium clocks. Physics is broken (?).

China pushes the limits (relevant). Cryptic. This couldn’t possibly be dangerous. Bad bots.

Limits of falsifiability.

August 31, 2016admin 111 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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Quote note (#260)

Dalrymple on visions of the Apocalypse:

Oceans of ink have been spilt on the attempt to estimate the true extent of the threat of Islam to the West, and the attempts range from the frankly paranoid to the most supinely complacent. For myself, I veer constantly between the two, hardly pausing in between. In the last analysis, the West has all the cards, intellectual and military; but if it refuses ever to play them, they are of no account.

If Islam destroys the West, it will only be in the role of a suicide weapon, deployed by the West against itself. The basis of the Apocalyptic case is that the West has been taught, very successfully, that it does not deserve continued existence. (“Better dead than rude” is John Derbyshire’s formulation.)

Islam is the Hell the West damns itself to, for its sins.

June 22, 2016admin 38 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#119)

(Open thread + links)

The envy engine. Invisible communism. Capitalism plus. “Explain yourselves”. The weekly round, plus outliers.

Dim torture. Academic decay. Still re-echoing (1, 2, 3). The underside of Zootopia. Candles.

Orlando fall-out (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and beyond (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Migrant costs. Hungry Venezuelans. Political upset in Italy. Brexit theater, and the English. Why not (also) Texit? Disintegration.

TrumpenfĂźhrer panic report (1). Advantages of outsiderness. Trump and American ethnicity (1, 2). Dubious dog-whistles. “The rise of Yiannopoulos can help to explain the rise of Donald Trump.” Popcorn bonus.

Park MacDougald on Thiel (plus references 1, 2). Clickbait disruption.

Race on campus, parts 1, 2, 3. Ashkenazi genetics. Why is suicide rare?

Over-heated climate models. Extinct meteorites. The uncharted solar system. Neanderthal genetic gunk. The resilience of teleology.

Castillo on Urbit. DAO crash (1, 2, 3, 4). “… software is eating the software companies that are eating the world.” 21 Inc. Bitcoin computer. Satoshi Nakamoto murk. Tomorrow’s bank tellers. Algorithmic common sense. China’s supercomputers (plus). A durable Web. The Age of Em video conversation (1, 2). Sticking numbers on the simulation argument.

Houellebecq speaks.

June 21, 2016admin 69 Comments »
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Chaos Patch (#118)

(Open thread + links)

The American experiment, conservative insight, and formalism. Confused conservatives. Church and State. Border security (an SF story). Ideological mechanics. Basics of balance. Wrecked names. Responses to the Cowen “neo-reaction” post by Nydwracu, Anti-Gnostic, and VD (with much resonance). The weekly round, plus outliers.

Buried crimes of the Left. Race on campus. The incoherence of Liberal Democracy. America is broken. Defenses of militant atheism, and of mutualism. Jihad denial. Thiel unleashed. Parenthetical remarks (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). Alt-Right rhetoric. Evola and fascism.

Madness in France. Brexit panic spreads (1, 2, 3, 4). The Australian (immigration) model. Swiss still sensible. Venezuela still screwed. State of the jihad, pre-Orlando (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Islamic ruin in Bangladesh. Oh Canada. The Shenzhen model. Technological de-globalization. “… we are witnessing the end of one era of world history and the dawn of another.”

TrumpenfĂźhrer panic report. Media fail (1, 2, 3). High-brow Trumpism (an epic troll?). The stupid party. Sad people.

Gawker fun. SV TV. Information suppression.

String-theory by elimination. Evolution of consciousness. Thoughts on the Fermi Paradox. Strange star. The geography of schizophrenia. EQ is BS.

21 Computer goes open-source. Google’s quantum ambitions. Radio disintermediation. An AI movie. China’s deep plans.

The Antikythera Mechanism. Lost cities of Cambodia. Hanson’s AOE book meta-reviews (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

June 14, 2016admin 23 Comments »
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Sentences (#58)

David Harsanyi asks a basic question clearly:

Why is it that so many of the same people who are skeptical about exporting liberalism (count me as one) are perfectly content with the idea of importing illiberalism?

(For future reference, the immediate background.)

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June 13, 2016admin 14 Comments »
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Moron bites (#13)

Is Islamophobia Accelerating Global Warming? (Well, is it?)

This talk examines the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalised domestication.’

(Via.)

Actually, I think this is quite possibly truish — although approached with such utter leftoid twistedness that I’m not inclined to re-classify it more politely. Insofar as ‘global warming’ is the presently-accepted Cathedralist translation for ‘industrial vitality’, it’s more than likely that a completely triumphant Ummah would put the lid on it. If the talk had been titled Twin-Angled Anticapitalism the inner coherence would have been more obvious.

May 13, 2016admin 14 Comments »
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The Islamic Vortex (Note-10)

According to the geo-economic logic of the dying status quo, the Islamic Vortex supported oil prices by injecting menace into the supply chain. Peaks of turbulence were associated with oil shocks. ‘Middle East peace initiatives’ (or more drastic interventions) were so deeply entwined with oil supply security imperatives as to be scarcely distinguishable.

Not anymore:

Many energy analysts became convinced that Doha would prove the decisive moment when Riyadh … would agree to a formula allowing Iran some [production] increase before a freeze. … But then something happened. According to people familiar with the sequence of events, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince and key oil strategist, Mohammed bin Salman, called the Saudi delegation in Doha at 3:00 a.m. on April 17th and instructed them to spurn a deal that provided leeway of any sort for Iran. When the Iranians — who chose not to attend the meeting — signaled that they had no intention of freezing their output to satisfy their rivals, the Saudis rejected the draft agreement it had helped negotiate and the assembly ended in disarray. […] … Most analysts have since suggested that the Saudi royals simply considered punishing Iran more important than raising oil prices. No matter the cost to them, in other words, they could not bring themselves to help Iran pursue its geopolitical objectives, including giving yet more support to Shiite forces in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon. Already feeling pressured by Tehran and ever less confident of Washington’s support, they were ready to use any means available to weaken the Iranians, whatever the danger to themselves.

With ‘Peak oil demand‘ in prospect, and a brutal zero-sum struggle beginning for shares in a market tending to secular shrinkage, the deepening Sunni-Shia has become an engine of systematic oil price suppression. According to plausible Saudi calculations, the Iranian enemy will simply use oil revenues to pursue their geopolitical objectives more competently than the Saudis can themselves. A higher oil price, therefore, is comparatively advantageous to the Shia bloc (at least in the eyes of the Saudis, whose perceptions in this regard uniquely matter, due to their status as sole swing-producer). Any rise in revenues is overwhelmed by the quantity of additional military challenge it brings with it. This holds true whatever the level of social stress a low price inflicts on the Sunni side.

It’s quite a box the Saudis find themselves in. There’s no way out of it that doesn’t require winning a religious war.

April 30, 2016admin 12 Comments »
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Savagery Management

The Left-Salafist alliance:

… the cause of Salafist Islam has come to dominate the field of armed struggle since 2001 and to be the most attractive option for people inclined to practice insurgency. Salafist Islam also melds well with the lessons in insurgency and terrorism previously taught by Marxist theoreticians such as Carlos Marighella, especially when one factors in the ideas and strategy of modern Islamist theorists such as Sayyid Qutb and Abu Bakr al Naji, author of The Management of Savagery. These concepts have also been quite attractive for many on the radical left in the West, who may go so far as to be motivated by the melding of a theory of armed revolution with an intact religious tradition, thereby even converting to Islam. It may also mean that support for jihad, particularly in Europe, may go well beyond Muslim enclaves.

This process of amalgamation between the camps of the enemy is of the very greatest advantage to the Outer Right. The model of domestic progressive ‘evolution’ is switched to one of stark foreign aggression. It thus terminates all prospect of political compromise, and integrates a single military security problem.

If the Right is incapable of recognizing what it is, it can at least consolidate against what it has to stop. It is in the ashes of this conflict that the toxic dream of political universality will have died.

The shattering of the Overton Window and the elimination of the Grayzone is the same thing.

April 16, 2016admin 5 Comments »
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