Friday, July 21, 2017

Teen Vogue Went Nuts + SM Review-Preview 98

Teen Vogue has gone all in on propaganda. It was formerly the teen fashion beat with focus on clothing, make up and celebrities. It started the political spin last year. It recently has run into odd issues with non-stop poz pushing. Even the norimiecons and parents are pushing back.

They got the ball rolling with some videos featuring some bearded trans person taking to a short lesbian in glasses and suspenders about introducing gay or trans stuff to kids. They decided to follow this up with a guide to anal sex for people with prostates and people without prostates. Not men and women. It was no prostate or has a prostate. I'm not joking. Then they had fun with an article about what to get a friend after their abortion. They have finished off the doozy of a stretch with a video discussing how children can understand consent. The soft pro-pedo push is underway.

This has zero to do with fashion. This is poz pushing for what the progs want near future voters to be primed to approve and push for themselves. It is simple degeneracy pushing to corrupt even more youth. They frame these as introductions but these are of course, special framing of all subjects by them, the pushes of degeneracy. Yes, the lesbian with suspenders is Jewish. The clichés are built into the system.

I dug a little deeper as the editor in charge of this claimed that he supported the butt sex guide because as a teen in high school he only had abstinence sex ed (Catholic high school), and then he was crying as a frosh in college when he contracted HIV. He graduated college in 2012 after matriculating in 2009. This means he was born in 1990.

To claim one did not know how HIV was transmitted as a child of the 90s and teen of the 00s is ridiculous. Everyone knows. Everyone knows. He was born a full decade after HIV popped onto the medical scene. There is a myriad of funding and educational programs. Television even discusses it. What the hell does he think the red ribbon trend was in the '90s? This is an outright lie to use one's irresponsibility to guilt people into supporting his poz pushing.

He also failed to see that if he did go to Catholic school, they did tell him that he was doomed for tragedy. His sin is how he contracted HIV. He is in a position to shape the minds of teenage girls, if there are any left that read Teen Vogue. No one will fire him. In fact, someone knew all of this and hired him while under age 25 to be editor. The stream of degeneracy from Teen Vogue is coming from a Jewish lesbian failing at passing for a man and an HIV infected homosexual. It does not get more clichéd than that.

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Last week I wrote on the universities not being like normal businesses so they can't be killed by simple supply and demand dynamics. Normal people think simply pulling funding will fix it. Not quite. These institutions have huge regulatory moats and the most important advantage of all, 'distributors for the good life ticket'. Weimerica Weekly was tracking how the drag queen story hour fad spread.

I am traveling this week, but I hope to have an article for y'all. Weimerica Weekly will cover CNN and the pseudo flap. Pseudos have a long history and reveal how dangerous ideas sometimes require a mask.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weird Immigration Chatter

There has definitely been some oddball immigration pieces out that are a bit head scratching. The Atlantic wondered if the Left pushed too far too fast on immigration and lost its mind. They cited Krugman, DailyKos and even Barack Obama as being immigration restrictionist or supporting limits in the near past. The NY Times had an oped that maybe they should move to the center. Then Bill Gates said Europe needs to get a handle on immigration or it will be wrecked. Macron in France is not quite the open borders purist he was portrayed as with his interior minister clearing out areas. It is a trend.

Is the tide turning? Is the public discourse now open to stopping immigration? There is an element to this of the Left's media managers trying to put the genie back in the bottle or put the mask back on. "No no no, we went to far, let's stop this, hello fellow nationalists". The Left lies until their objectives are met. I've written about this and Texas going blue being an equivalent to the Left lying for decades that there was a Keynesian conspiracy in economics departments until they had won with no going back. This was my first instinct when reading this but Gates and Macron changed my feelings.

Bill Gates mentioned the need to slow it down and be smarter, citing the need to help in Africa. This was roughly the same timeframe as Macron came out and stated that (I'm imagining) "En oui, the Afric-a, it has a problem of 7 to 8 ba-bies per woman. Civilizational issues". There is something brewing if billionaires and their transparent puppets are stating Trumpian things, and Macron is backing it up with some clear outs of migrant camps. The elite might have boiled the frog too fast and wants to pause.

Whomever sold them on unlimited 3rd world migration might have been proven a charlatan. The prog foundations and academics armed with blank slatism and their third worldism could pitch an easy peasy population replacement and massage or outright lie about data for prior waves of immigration to just turn it on into a quick flood of millions. The immediate results are killing that illusion, and even worse, building support for nationalists.

A very cynical take is that Europe was already turned into a living museum and that this migrant flood was to much too fast and destroyed the tourism industry. Tourism is 8% of France's GDP. Paris alone received 1.2 million fewer tourists. It might have finally bit the elite in the ass economically. France as a pillar of the EU bailout mechanisms (stop laughing) cannot suffer sharp GDP drops or else the EU bailout scams get exposed in daylight. Macron's benefactors might be saying, "hey this could crush us, do something so we can market France as 1950s pretty France still". Interests finally aligned for those wanting to do something about borders.

The elite might be trying to get back to boiling the frog slowly. They can set up faux nationalist leaders or even jumpstart an international band of nationalist populists that they can control. They must realize that the wave of populism is going to come at them, so it is a matter of whether it comes from the right or the left. The only difference may be in how much of the wealth they have accumulated gets washed away.

The cake is baked in many regions due to decades of stuffing third worlders. A lot of deportations would have to occur to prevent hard times, which are here and getting cranked up. This will all end poorly. When the days come where persuasion and compromise are absolutely dead and all sides agree that the experiment is over, there will be blood. There already is, it just has not moved in both directions yet.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Weimerica Weekly - Drag Queen Story Hour

New Weimerica Weekly is up at Social Matter. The introduction is on the false measure of a nation known as GDP. After that I sink my teeth into the odd fad this PRIDE month of drag queens reading stories to kids. This covers the Drag Queen Story Hour. Yes it was coordinated by non-profits and well funded foundations. The mind virus got the ladies across the nation looking for how they could insert it into their local area.

Around minute 23 I mention how the dating market has changed due to all of the social engineering from the divorce and abortion boom as well as the head meds kids now all grown up. Everyone know is at those higher stats of dysfunction.

Monday, July 17, 2017

A Trump Policy: Prole Peace Corps

The Russia hysteria going on right now is good to view through the lens of what if Clinton had won. Everything you hear now could be used to justify aggressive moves against Russia. A no fly zone over Syria by March 1st would have led to friction and potential confrontation in Syria with Syria/Iran/Russia. How easy would it be to sell to America that Russia needs to get whacked for Syria stuff and Muh Electoral Integrity!

Luckily, world war three looks off in the distance.We can all laugh at Julia Ioffe saying that ISIS and Islam is a smaller threat to America compared to Russia. They have an army and tanks! Russia would also lose to America in a direct confrontation. Russia does not want to be undermined. If America and Russia can experience a new détente, it might be best to find different ways to coordinate. There must be interests that overlap and ways for exchanges to be made.

America also has the Peace Corps. This is a horrendous program that is progged to the core to spread good prog beliefs to the third world masses. It ended up such a rape factory that there have been calls to shut it down completely. Still, it is good ol' JFK's baby, so it will not die. Let us reform and reshape it.

Prole Peace Corps

America can maintain all the funding that we assign to Peace Corps and those wonderful private donations for programs and fund a different way to make friends while giving Americans skills that they can use when they return to America. President Trump should offer all men, preferably men not scared of blue collar work, the opportunity for training in a trade attached to the requirement that they must work for 2-3 years in Russia on Russian infrastructure and repair projects.

Ask anyone who does business in Russia. Moscow is great and up to speed. Then go into the hinterlands. It does not take much of a distance. The hospitals, the government buildings, the basic water and electrical infrastructure are in poor shape. Have you seen pictures from their hospitals? We could send drywall, paint and basic maintenance crews there to do wonders. These American men could return and be part of a community repair team. Maybe have access to preferential loans, daycare rates, etc.

What does Russia do in exchange? I'm going to be blunt. Women of decent BMI. We need these good guys to be able to find a wife and bring her back to the states. Now the Russians very well will send sleeper agents, but that's okay because when all of these good ol' boys come back, we will debrief them. They will have spent two to three years in a country that America has found notoriously ridiculous to get reconnaissance on, and Russians will already consider them spies but we would have some possible understanding of the Slav Soul. They are a mystery to us.

A positive to this would be sending a million or so men over in these programs of friendship, and having maybe half of them return with brides. If a woman does not produce a baby with her man within two years, she gets sent back. All visas have requirements. This contingent will also form a nice community for them in their new, disorienting society. It will help with adjustment. It will also help America's sexual marketplace imbalance.

Now I am an equal opportunity fellow. I also anticipate the cries of 'das rayciss, why are you not helping Africa'. They would be wrong. I would expand this program to replace the SWPL do-gooders that go for their pictures holding little black kids with black American men. I am sure they can swing hammers, build small sheds, and ladle out soup and food. The same opportunity for marrying would be encouraged, and some could even stay there like colonial administrators of sorts with spiffy uniforms. I have seen the statistics for black American female BMIs. I know that 80% are overweight/obese. We all have read the hoteps discuss a longing for Africa. We could use some intel of Africa as China continues to pour money and resources into it. Let us solve all of these problems in one fantastic program.

Our problems are deep. Our problems are called impossible to solve. The problem to our problems is we never think of alternative solutions outside of the Overton Bubble that the media has us living in. Radical problems need radical solutions.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Social Matter - The University Empire

New essay up at Social Matter. This one covers the curious case why talk of an education bubble popping does not make sense. This is not like housing or car sales. Education has a different form. It is not like any other business, and this is also why it is weird in how it grows despite an awful product.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The University Seppuku + SM Review-Preview 97

We are witnessing the delegitimization of the media. CNN is a symbol but the broader trend of negative views of the media is there. Even the Left has a 50-50 split on the effect of the media on society. This is a positive but the normie crowd still consumes media. We need parallel institutions. If the AltLite did not have its head up its ass, it'd see that this is their market to create: parallel news media. The next big shoe to drop is the destruction of universities.

The change and the destruction is coming. Even National Review wrote that it will soon be a target. Look at how fast republicans or the nominal right wing has soured on universities. That is a huge change, which shocks the idiotic, but is perfectly normal considering the events at universities since 2014. There have been poop swastika protest-riots, campus insanity, a heightened awareness of the uselessness of many degrees, more overt Marxism, psychotic feminists, psychotic grievance race haters entrenched as professors, debt slavery as a legit meme and also, attacks on milquetoast conservative speakers from even stepping foot on campus. The shocking result of that poll is that the Left's valuing of the university system's effect on American society did not drop a single percentage point. They love their priesthood even if it puts their kids into debt slavery.

It is not quite just a priesthood and religion thing for the Left. This other element applies to both sides but it is the good life meme. As long as the universities are the gatekeepers to entry to the good life, then they will be unbroken. What is the good life? High earning white collar work and other work (government and some medical grey collar) that requires the credential or papal blessing. Even if we remove government funding for the universities, they'd still have demand by people wanting to give their kids the good life who still believe that those paths are the good life.

What we do need is to reprogram people from viewing that as the path to the good life. The Last Psychiatrist noted in a three part series that college was a huge waste but we just had not figured out how to get around it yet. Republican lawmakers are too dumb to defund or freeze funding for universities. What will come will be the unraveling of the good life and the replacement with feudal jobs and people valuing other things. Missouri's tanking enrollment is a swath of people valuing the atmosphere of the university over U of M on their resume.

Money will be pulled eventually as people start demanding the funding be removed, as alumni stop donating and as elites start thinking about pulling R&D or science research private. When the money does get pulled, then the meltdown at universities will make the current meltdown in the media look tame. Jonestown mas suicides? On the table. Professors, sorry people stuck as adjuncts for 15 years, plummeting from buildings? Sure.

Once the identity of a learned academic is strongly shoved into the basement for many of these grievance hustlers and Marxist thinkers, they will have to admit they are nothing. It will crush them.

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Last week I wrote on Venezuela's colectivos. Chavez made smart moves to try to capture the government. These were smart devious ways to use the oil revenue and harden all support for his regime. Seeing reports of men on motorcycles terrorizing people, this is a product of Chavez's deliberate moves. Weimerica Weekly was about barcades. I did pen the episode by talking about our class analysis. It is correct because it is politically incorrect.

I have a couple of items I may write about as I have been working on them a while so we will see what gets rolled out. Weimerica Weekly will cover the drag queen story hour coordination. I figured out why there was a burst of such events this year. Top down. It is always top down.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WW1 - Body Armor

Body armor disappeared from the battlefield as guns continued to increase in firepower. During the Great War, there was an odd return of armor. It was not to stop bullets and artillery but to protect from the splinters, rocks, and sharpnel that would maim and kill many men in the trenches during artillery shelling.


The French were the first to bring armor back, but not the only ones. The important thing they did was start using steel skull caps, which everyone adopted.


The Germans switched their festive, showy hat for the steel stahlhelms that would be made famous by the Nazi army in the next world war.


I have tried to say that the Great War was more steampunk than the fools that call themselves steampunk now. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Leaving Indy

Most readers know I lived in Indy. That is no longer the case. I am in the Midwest still but in a different area. I may have written for the need to decentralize to fight urbanization but my job requires I be close to an airport. There are a lot of mid-sized cities that are good, you just have to find them. We will be close to family and some friends and in a quieter situation. I still recommend Indianapolis, and have done so online for years. I have spent years trying to get old coworkers from the East Coast to relocate to Indianapolis but to no avail. It was time to leave.

My wife and I are both small town kids, and I have forced her to live in large cities for over a decade now. We also both wanted to give our kids a childhood closer to what we grew up with. Just seeing the stars at night without the glowing haze of the city's light pollution is a bonus. I'm a Midwest family man, and the little lookey here posts about my city tipped many off to my location.

It is also why I dislike Paul Kersey's hyperbole about Indianapolis. I have actually seen the change in a decade. I know parts are getting worse, parts are getting better and the best protection an area can have is to be populated by 'those mean redneck whites'. Lawrence Township schools turned from fine to ehhh to awful within 12 years. Washington Township is going through the same pattern. This means the high school that GLEE! was based on will become a hellhole within 5-7 years. Look at the changes in the census maps. You don't hear that about the southern townships though, but shucks, them schools have them thar rednecks.

Anti-bad whites signaling mushroomed in the Obama age. The class split within whites seemed to harden so much in this last decade, even in red states. I went to parties and cookouts where the well to do might joke on their rednecky hometown or township. The parasitic behavior is not just below but above, and I stood there and listened to a small business owner explain how the government changed a regulation to mandate new types of air filters which meant boom times for his business. Did this mean Boomer business owner would hire more guys and help his ol' blue collar or redneck brethren? Hell no! It meant he made his firm as lean as possible, contracted with a temp agency that provided him with illegals that had stolen/fake SSNs for the shop floor, and he raked in millions while looking for a large corporation to sell his firm to. Boomers gotta boom.

I can live anywhere whereas my wife is a country girl. City living has its advantages. It is great working in a large city with the option of catching a sporting event or some concert right after work. I had some lunch places where I was such a regular, they'd already get my order going. Fun stuff to do if you make the effort. It is a grind, too. I was done with commuting. I was done with the horror of the city. Those progs love to talk up city living as long as they stay free and clear of the underclass and that cesspool of dysfunction that the underclass wades in daily.

Working in mind work or creative industries (media euphemisms) for small firms does help segregate the SWPL class. Larger firms need grunt white collar workers and will get diversified. Cheryl is white and will not need time off for a shooting related death but Sharell will. Rebecca is on head meds, is 15 lbs from being pretty and whines about her husband who plays a lot of video games. Ra'bekah is 80 lbs overweight, a single mom to a teen and that teen just got picked up for assault with a weapon. Forget the three single white moms with half-black kids. You see the five shy or goofy white guys (all are taller than 5'10") with Asian or Hispanic girlfriends that become wives getting their ticket into the upper middle class. The Asians they met in college or at their tech/engineering job; the Hispanics they meet at bars. At a BBQ, Marisol ("Call me Mary") explains how her parents church is so crowded and full of illiterates with one foot out the door to leave if ICE knocks. SWPLs just talk food when it comes to immigration for a reason.

SWPLs get all their news from Vox or the NY Times because it completely cuts them off from seeing the daily crime around them in their city. Combined with their workplace segregating them, they can pretend what Vox says about crime in general is true. I had coworkers or direct reports tell me they would have to leave early due to attending a funeral or going to the hospital. They don't have an HR course on calling hours etiquette for a direct report's family gunshot victim. The Bugman, the careerist Thot or as Pax named them 'wageskanks' can enjoy the ethnic good food and avoid the crime mostly. My direct reports or coworkers had it hit their families. If they sat down and said, "Ryan can we talk downstairs wit sum coffee, not here in your office" I knew it was going to be bad.

Two coworkers had family members shot and killed. They'd take a week or two off from a project and it'd throw you for a loop when they returned. One coworker's nephew shot a man, but he only did it because his sister told him to (the nephew was dumb and she manipulated him) but only he would be going to jail for the attempted murder. Family knew this but wouldn't force the sis to confess her part and possibly get IQ 62 brother a lighter sentence or time in a mental facility that he merited, because see then 2 of them would be locked up. Can't have that.

Another two had friends raped. One's sister was raped but managed to stab her attacker with a pen from her nightstand and flee her bungalow butt ass naked screaming to a neighbor. Rapist was from her church, and yes, old black ladies in the giant hats at her church warned her about pressing charges since she'd be sending another black man to jail. I'd watch people tell me these stories with a straight face like nothing was strange.

I indirectly knew of a horrendous one to close out 2014. That year was rough for some coworkers, and this 'my cousin the knucklehead...' story at the holidays piqued my curiosity. When blacks call another black a knucklehead, you know they have done some horrible crime that there is no excuse for, and they need a word instead of 'sadistic beast'. This is pretty brutal as a man killed his girlfriend's three year old daughter. Her obituary's photo, which is a regular smiling three year old, is heartbreaking. Hispanic single mom shacks up with black guy and within eight months, he kills her middle child. They'll send him to jail. The mom is going to jail, too.

Where was dad? Well he did exist and was distraught his daughter was murdered. Dad just couldn't get custody. Family court, which has the unspoken, prime directive of maintaining the mother-child bond, thought his kids were best with mom. What does mom do? She makes the decision to shack up with a beau who might have had some anger management issues. Check the murder's date: December of 2014. When did they start seeing each other? May of 2014. This guy was free daycare.

Ultimately, she the single mother of three in her independence and empowerment had to settle for the slime of humanity who barely had a shred of it. Courts thought this was best for the child. Check the timeline. They had off and on moments caused by abuse. Her kids still were with her, and she knew what was best as the authority of the progressive courts declared. Read the details. Cigarette burns and belt marks, even bite marks, on the kids.

It is not just the sadistic nature of the man but his bullshitting cover to the cops. If you've watched the "First 48", then you have heard the same song and dance before. Wait for a moment, what a G he was? I bet he was one of those passenger seat riding brothers living with a woman with 2-3 kids from her first man. There is no clemency for the mamacita, as she went along with the original, 'let's blame the dog' act. Go back and read the details. The child's head was so swollen that they did not remove her tee-shirt for fear it would mess with her head. Supposedly, he just had her stand in the corner for 6 hours and shoved her head in the corner maybe 10 times. That isn't how a head gets so swollen one dares not remove a tee shirt. A 3 year old girl.

Their extended families cared but not enough to perform duties to help or save people. Kinglessness. Loss of authority. These people are miserable because they are free.

These people are barely human. These people are the underclass voting muscle for the Democrats' feudal cities. Yeah yeah yeah everyone commits crime but tell me the rates of who does what. Now scroll up. You don't have to guess what my coworkers who took time off for funerals and other dysfunction looked like. It's a grind.

Now this is the Internet, so I could just be staying in my city, lying to y'all and throwing off antifa. You never know. Maybe city living has infected me too much.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Weimerica Weekly - Barcades

Weimerica Weekly is up at Social Matter. This one discusses the class analysis that the dissident right uses that is supported by observation. I then cite how Common Filth and I are different despite covering the same things. Lastly, the show discusses barcades. It is a lighter episode covering something fun.

Monday, July 10, 2017

No Shareholder Revolts

Notice no shareholder revolts over idiotic things like Facebook saying they'll hire 3000 hall monitors to scrub posts for hate speech, which they define down. These are not silly things like changing the icon or logo to a rainbow during PRIDE month. That should be a slight problem as there are millions if not billions of consumers that do not support PRIDE. The idiotic things are the hiring of hall monitors at Facebook, creating entire departments of diversity outreach (rather than just one employee) or money pits like forced diversity hiring. These affect the bottom line in an age of cost cutting. Shareholders should revolt.

I respect Nick Land but he is wrong to think capital is routing around poz. Capital loves poz for marketing purposes as each new niche allows for microtargeted advertising that gets people to create a consumer culture identity via slapping their special niche onto it. I have never seen a white person drink or order ciroc vodka, but several blacks I know swear by it. Why? Puffy/P-Diddy got behind it as a spokesman.

If capital was upset with poz, we would see capital rise up and protest this garbage. Apple shareholders did reject a diversity initiative that would have fast tracked diversifying their upper management and board of directors. That one hit a little closer to home with the board as a target for diversification. Nice rejection of a poz coup, so broader protest and rejections are possible, Facebook.

Capital does not as it does not rule, it merely has money. It fears bad press. There are money managers that actively avoid and worry about headline risk. Facebook is already feeling heat from insiders and the media that they are aligned with leaking out the details of their program because it supposedly is not politically correct enough.

If this truly will be 3000 new employees, then Facebook is going to increase its employee headcount by 20% to tackle an issue that only the media says is an problem. What is really going on here because 3000 employees, if located in the Bay Area, is a monstrous cost to then lay at shareholders feet instead of R&D, product development, user data research, acquisitions or simply stock buy backs. There are some possibilities of what is really going to happen.

1. This is a lie and just for headlines and Zuck pr.
2. This is real and they will expand their head count by 20% for something this dumb.
3. This is real and a way for them to hire diversity and get SJWs off their back.
3a. If this is real and they hire people still in the Bay Area, this is a complete abandonment of fiduciary responsibility to shareholders. Costs could be contained by hiring teams in non-Asian minority heavy areas.
4. This is real and will become automated with a much smaller team than the 3000 headline number, but no one will remember.

If this is real and not an automated program then the shareholders should revolt. In no way is this a smart use of company resources. Will it happen? My money is on zero shareholders speaking out against this. This is waste and garbage wrapped in the blanket of fighting hate speech. Nope, sorry, the prog message wins and these people don't bother to even push back when it actually affects their bottom line. Facebook has been stagnant for user numbers, and with the people that earn those advertising dollars, white women.

This is absolute trash, this is a perfect way to push back with the carefully crafted message of 'why can't current automatic standards be fine tuned", and the shareholders of facebook should immediately push back on this declaration by Zuck. This sounds like PC garbage to improve his own image and not the firm's. They already have offensive speech monitoring systems, look at Steve Sailer's "Niger" post triggering one. This is trying to fend off the pc SJWs.

Shareholders can exercise some power. If not at Facebook, more capital accumulated will be consumed by the parasitic Left. If not elsewhere in the economy, the parasitic Left will destroy that which everyone, including these passive investors that make up giant blocs of shareholders, has built.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Social Matter - Venezuela's Colectivos

New essay up at Social Matter. This essay covers the ways that Huga Chavez's clique created a means for them to secure rule, route around the existing political structures and solidify their takeover. Even if Maduro is removed, the Chavez machine will still be in place.

Friday, July 07, 2017

The Media Mafia + SM Review-Preview 96

This week CNN and the broader media managed to hyperventilate and then escalated the political problems in America due to their disgusting behavior. First, they cried and whined about the Trump-CNN wrestling gif that caused feared throughout newsrooms. Oh jeez, we were informed by them they had to have extra security in their newsrooms. We were told by them that they feared for their lives.

It was not even a day before they revealed their power and the sham that was the fear they felt. CNN managed to track down the maker of the gif that mocked them. The media swarmed on his creations or use of other memes or bad words. He was a bad person! CNN did investigative journalism for the first time in a long time and tracked down his real identity.

CNN then got him to apologize and say he would never make fun of them again. Did CNN reveal his name? No, they said they wouldn't unless any of the promises he made were broken. CNN would never look into antifa or BLM rioter lives or identities. It is who-whom. This was an enemy, and one that was not the big bad president making fun of CNN. It was a little person. They don't fear us. They don't have extra security.

This is a problem though because even if it is Mafioso tactics, it is a horrible step out from the job of policing the supposed neutral landscape for political debate. This is effectively escalating the 2 minute hate sessions they do for thoughtcrime. The darker thing is not just ruining one person's livelihood or family relationships, it is giving antifa a target. The liberal media has riled up the leftist hordes so horribly that Bernie bros are shooting up GOP congressmen. What do you think they'd do with a made to order, officially designated 'nazi'?

One way to combat this would be to prevent the workplaces of America from firing anyone who is  thoughtcriminal. Adding political identity to the laundry list of protected traits in fair hiring and housing practices should not be a stretch. Men who put dicks in their mouths and anuses are protected from firing, so why not people with different political opinions?

A topic for a much more in depth essay is, you think this is any different than how they treat organizations, corporations, public figures, etc.? This is their modus operandi. Once they have something on you in any way negative, they then can get you to leak out information to them. You have to feed them information or else, they'll publish the bad stuff. They now are just drilling it down from corporations and powerful individual people to little anonymous plebians.

CNN has picked a fight with /pol and the anonymous internet. CNN has under 1 million viewers during primetime. That is already trouble considering the TRS podcasts get over a hundred thousand listeners. CNN delenda est.

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Last week I wrote about the potential for the Left to take science primitive in academia. Science would then have to leave American shores or go into private R&D labs. The official loop of academia and media reports on findings would be a loop of lies. Weimerica Weekly was on NPR.

This week I write how the Chavez regime built organizations, some loose and some firm, to maintain control and route around existing power structures to aid Chavez's takeover of the Venezuelan state apparatus. Weimerica Weekly will cover barcades with some class observations thrown in beforehand.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

WW1 - Scale of Underground Mines

At the start of the Battle of Messines, almost twenty underground mines were set off by the British. They killed 10,000 Germans. Below is a photo with soldiers standing at the lip of a crater caused by just one. Unbelievable scale if you did not see the picture.


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Bitcoin Is A Revolt Of Savers

Bitcoin has been making headlines recently as have all cryptocurrencies. The rise in values will always do that for a commodity of any sort. For the entire bloc of them to rise would garner media attention. Likewise, their price drops are reported. Moldbug wrote how Bitcoin could be killed instantly by USG, which still is true but has not happened yet. Is there an underlying cause that could give Bitcoin hope and potentially foreign help? Yes. Bitcoin is a revolt of savers.

Not just savers but holders of capital. Not just holders of dollars and capital but sovereigns seeing the dollar erode and USG continue to print. Gold is a way out, and it is easy to see those with dollars using them to buy gold. China continues to buy gold hand over fist. The interests high and low can align because you the small bitcoin user are the low but are part of the revolt.

The alignment is seeking the monetary trait of a store of value. Money is a medium of exchange, a unit of account but also a store of value. England is a good example where the pound held good value for over 100 years, collapsing after WW1 and the creation of the welfare state. Similar charts could hold for the Autro-Hungarian Empire, and this was something Stefan Zweig commented on as the comfort of the certainty with the currency. It allowed for long term planning and even acted as an incentive for saving as a dollar earned and saved could be counted on to be a dollar in later years. This is the savers' temperament.

This is not how our economy is set up. We are a consumer spending driven economy. Keynesians won every academic argument and then served the purpose of justifying forever pushing a consumer demand centric economy. We are so driven by this that our economy switched over from the productive focused industry side to a debt fueled economy that funded the marginal borrower to spur on activity because GDP is all that mattered. This applies to both left and nominal right. They ate the seed corn with the debt that was loaded onto corporations, households, home buyers, consumers and even students.

Added to this are FED and other central bank policies that continuously inject more money into the system. This continuous injection destroys one's capital by diluting it. Inflation is taxation yes, but it slaps an expiration date on your savings. It is not the frantic management of cash that hyperinflation causes, and please read about the 1980s and 1990s experience in Latin America for how to handle daily double digit rates of inflation. The subtle erosion is continuous and small, or not small, but arguably small because the same people eroding your capital are the ones fiddling with your government inflation statistics.

Savings becomes a threat. A bloc of savers can avoid the debt game. Savers can accumulate capital to then use as they see fit to challenge the regime. Savers can also invest their capital without the debt gatekeepers saying yea or nay to their desires. The debt game means that someone makes a decision about assigning you money to deploy. When you do not need leverage, you do not need their say in going forward or not. He who receives credit first also has the advantage for scarfing up assets, so the first receivers will be approved of by the system's men at the important nodes.

Bitcoin is not perfect. It can defy the system's current set up. Bitcoin can be endlessly split out so that slivers are used for paying but the potential for saying 1 Bicoin is a Bitcoin is a Bitcoin is there. Our financial infrastructure is geared towards using money purely as a medium of exchange and while not a majority or even a large minority, the saver bloc is out there. Like so many other tech processes that route around the current system, Bitcoin is this for money. This saver bloc can revolt and Bitcoin can be its means to achieving that capital accumulation and protection. Dedicated minorities with help from up high can create change or build new ecosystems. Bitcoin did not die in 2013. The rebellion lives on.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Weimerica Weekly - NPR's Neutral News

New Weimerica Weekly is up. This one starts with a monologue on Al Pacino thanks to a new sponsor. After that, I end up discussing the important node in the media web that is NPR. A key is the faux neutral reputation it has along with its high status reputation.

Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Operation Fast + Furious Was For New Gun Laws

Some government operations are pretty obvious in their motives. Some are head scratchers unless you recall the need for patronage and makework for coalition members. Some are just mysterious but have such draconian cover up moves that there has to be something else going on. Operation Fast and Furious falls into this last bucket.

Operation Fast + Furious (OFF) was also conveniently swept under the rug by every media member except for the Instapundit wing of the right and some of the GOPe right. Finally it was a scandal for Obama. This makes fey Ezra Klein's claims of a scandal free Obama a joke. There were plenty, but he and his ilk would not discuss them. Allowing guns to go to cartels despite federal agents objecting would be a scandal under normal human conditions.

When it started to get some rpess, I thought I covered it, but I did not. I sent Instapundit himself an email explaining what I thought was going on, but never published here. He didn't even reply to my email. What was going on though with OFF?

This was all about gun laws. OFF did not ensnare anyone in the cartels. The guns themselves were lost. CNN even has a nice timeline of what exactly was going on with OFF and even noted Eric Holder's horrible cover up actions. Somehow El Chapo even got his hands on an OFF 50 caliber gun used to take down helicopters. Who was the target? What was the purpose? FedGov is not good at much, and the great machine is still only good at propaganda.

Think of the timeline again. The Left had amazing majorities in January of 2009. Obama had the pen in hand, but the gun laws were not coming. Obama even had said that they were working on it "under the radar". Nothing was happening. No records. No legislation.

That is where OFF comes in. Americans now have a standard routine to get into when a mass shooting happens, and the muh gun control doesn't work. The Left's ignorance of guns actually kills their talking points as they look dumb calling SKSs assault rifles. There is also the problem of using black urban violence. The cucks won't say it's a black problem, but no one cares when the gangs of Chicago kill one another. No one. Innocent children killed in drive by crossfire now focuses the rage on the gangs, not gun manufacturers. There needed to be a new example of crazy gun violence and a new target for control.

This is where OFF and the cartels come into play. The current political battlefield understands the examples of violence used now. Cartel massacres of innocents with American bought weapons would be completely new. Because the Left's top nodes of power would already know this was coming, they'd have pre-arranged debate points and an edge in the politicla debate. President Obama could have had a press conference to kick this all off, and then NPR, the New York Times and the entire media machine would have run with his cues or even Oval Office invites for message management.

It is easy to envision the media narrative and campaign. Imagine a news narrative of cartel violence, bloody shootouts, vicious gangs known for mass sprees of shootings. This would be horrifying. Now if a gang were busted with caches of weapons bought at American dealerships, America would now be supplying a tremendously destructive conflict killing poor, innocent Mexicans. With massive body counts and American made and sold guns caught in the bad guys hands, it gives a new public relations object for people to debate.

We would not be needing gun laws against American gun owners, but against the stores. The distribution network would need reform. ''Dang it man, you cannot just walk in and buy these powerful weapons easy peasy, they could end up in the hands of the cartels.' It is an easy sell to the middle and an even easier sell to the Left. This would be a powerful PR weapon. It would be an all new form of gun violence that does not come with preconceived sides and debate talking points. No one would want to enable cartels.

The cartels did not quite perform the way the Obama administration wanted. The horrors south of the border also fed into immigration hawk talking points. This was an indirect play, and one that failed for the Left. This is why OFF was covered up by Holder and company. This is why Obama exercised executive privilege on information related to it. It was not just that USG let powerful guns go right to the cartels. It is that they did that dastardly deed and all for use in domestic gun politics.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Social Matter - Progressives Will Make Science Primitive

New essay up at Social Matter. There are stuctural and doctrinal reasons for why the progressives, via their control of academia, will take science into a primitive direction. Not all of science, but the rent seeking will carve out space. it has to because how else will they hire their voting coalition bloc represenatatives that cannot do math?

Friday, June 30, 2017

PRIDE Month Insanity + SM Review-Preview 96

"My people are going overboard."

"I can't even read HuffPo anymore."

"I'm afraid you're friends are right that in the future LGBT will be Let God Burn Them."

A few gays I know have been messaging me recoiling at PRIDE this year. The trans thing a year or two ago got them wound up as the gays don't care for the trans. Last year, the Orlando night club massacre took up their mindspace as did hating Trump. This year it appears that the media is all out on pushing all weirdness into the public sphere with a special focus on educating the children.

When even gays see something as wrong, it might be time to slow down, stop and reverse. I have had a field day sharing pictures on the Weimerica Instagram because it does feel like the progs have gone into overdrive pushing this crap. The smaller fights like BLM stopping PRIDE parades or the Jews and Lesbians butting heads have been entertaining as well. This is called a coalition of the fringes for a reason and the fringe will fight over who is the bigger victim and who has primacy to define a space.

Every single thing that people who resisted the spread of gay tolerance warned about in 1980 has come true and even worse. No, there is no perfect way to explain Drag Culture to kids HuffPo. Stop. When Sesame Street started, there was concern kids would understand the monster-human split when onscreen at the same time. This is not going to end well.

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Last week I covered the how the Nixon Doctrine became reversed and is used as our MO for regime change but looks shaky now. Weimerica Weekly was a monologue on Lena Dunham. She really is the perfect symbol for youngish Weimerican women.

This week I will write about a curious way that the progs are taking science medieval again. Weimerica Weekly will cover NPR's special place in the cathedral, its core lie and its hypocrisy.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

WW1 - Ottoman Cavalry In The Desert


As the Great War bridged the old world and new we see vestiges of the old methods of warfare.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Democrats Won't Be Primaryed

It has been floating around the sphere and even wider Internet. What exactly? That the Democrats face the possibility of being primaryed or will collapse. Julian Assange had an interesting wall of text tweet that mentioned the Democrats' chances for collapse, and several others have discussed the base frustration, the base's split and the chance for primarying. It will not happen.

One need not look far back for the last time this was floated out. Hey, rememeber Occupy Wall Street kids? I wrote in 2012 why OWS failed while the Tea Party was a success. Michael Lewis was so ignorant of the game that he thought OWS would be the bet for long term success and how fast did OWS die? Within three, maybe five months? I will count the spending slowdown and sequestration when only holding one portion of Congress as success.

The Tea Party rallies eventually sucked in big money donors that could use candidates to jump ahead of well developed paths and get their pet issues and cronyism some attention. The major thing though was culturally the right had a core of middle and upper middle class angry voters that could pool money for fundraising, use the internet and shrink GOPe vs. Insurgent money gaps from 10-1 to 3-1. Enthusiasm made up for the rest.

There is no separate pool of money to fund insurgents versus the Left's current system. Bernie voters are young and broke. Look at the Left's coalition. The Jews, gays and older whites are all Clintonistas, and the Obama crowd, which is pure puppetry. They won't rebel. Blacks and Mexicans do not have money to fund insurgent candidates. Asians are a smaller voting bloc, have some money but their desires and needs would clash with the voting muscle in D districts.

If there is a possibility, it lies with an outsider. Here is where Zuckerberg comes in. Zuck was just in Iowa, visiting the world's largest truck stop. If you've been there, you're probably laughing at the idea of Zuck walking around with his security detail just out of camera range. Maybe he does not run, but if he wants to run in 2020 or 2024, then here is a path and means that involves primarying the incumbent Ds.

1. Dems having infighting. Zuck can see trends online to gauge how much and who to mobilize.
2. Zuckerberg is thinking 2020 or 2024.
3. Zuck sees chance with angry base.
4. Zuck becomes the deep pockets and sets up a SuperPAC that is Occupy Wall St themed or economic populist themed to primary a shit ton of old timer Dems.
5. The deeper the blue district or state, the easier this is. Look at how Cantor lost. He lost because his district was so safely red that there was a mass of angry red voters to toss him out, and on the cheap!
5a. The Daley machine is dying, which is a problem for Rahm in the here and now, so imagine what Zuck could do in some districts with the proper puppets.
6. He ends up being the name everyone on his side discusses in the 2018 election cycle a la Nixon in '66.
7. Some of his candidates win, not all, but some. With his control of Facebook and not being an official candidate, he can shift Facebook feeds to his favored candidates.
8. He now has a SuperPAC that is outside normal channels and has the Facebook media org tied to promote people with an election cycle under his belt. It becomes a practice election.
9. 2020 Zuck runs and if he won would walk in with democrats grateful to him dependent on his power island.

Dems cant be primaryed because their money donors are all enjoying the slower move to the left a la GoldmanSachs with a rainbow flag style. No one can primary them? What source of funds is there to fund these candidates? NONE. Zuck solves that on his own. Zuck would not start a party, doing what Macron just did. Too much effort.

Zuckerberg may not be positioning for a run at all but something else. In all honesty, he has more power now as leader of the Facebook maw than being the occupant of the Oval Office. Maybe Zuck wants to be tech czar in a future Democrat administration, where he can do to tech policy what GE did with industrial policy under Obama.

He has trend data. Zuck can also see the writing on the wall. He has access to trend data no one else does that is all tied to real people. Zuck could just be positioning himself for mercy if the plebians get the torches and pitchforks out.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Weimerica Weekly Episode 76 - Lena Dunham

New Weimerica Weekly is up. I spend a dozen minutes or so discussing Pax Dickinson's Counterfund. It is important as a development for dissidents and then how it can be used by other groups. After that introduction, I spend time discussing how Lena Dunham is the perfect symbol for Weimerican females.

Monday, June 26, 2017

It's Over For Guitar Center

Guitar Center received the big warning from Moody's, letting the media know that the party is over for the big retailer. Change is coming. It is only a matter of time and the form of change. It seems odd to focus on one suffering firm, but this is emblematic of the problem with our FIRE economy and where things are moving in the future.

Guitar Center (GC) was in a really strong position a decade ago. Don't take my word for it, read this Fortune blurb from late 2006. Revenue was soaring, they were expanding online and they were going to expand in meatspace up to 420 stores. The stock was $43/share then, so when Bain organized an LBO at $63/share it was rich, but hey the debt was available and investor pool willing.

The excitement ended. Nothing good happened. Expansion? It did not happen. They went from 170 stores to 270, and have been cutting employee count for years now. They've let roughly half their employees go in the last three years out of what was 16,000 full time employees. They are down to 6000. Their employee turnover is high, they switched to having a bunch of ees slide under the 30 hours per week line and it's a rough atmosphere even if you like music. Now lenders are getting antsy.

The company has half of its debt coming up in the next two years and needs to refinance. Its junk status hurts the terms they can get, but this should be doable in the yield chasing atmosphere of today. The timing of the LBO by Bain is the problem. They loaded up on debt to overpay for a retailer as the e-shopping revolution was ongoing, which no one in the entire decision chain thought would be an issue. They thought if they went online they could fix it.

Problem is these retailers do not get that no one cares where they get it from just that they get what they ordered and that they got the best deal. Manufacturers are even figuring this out and looking for direct sales and alternative marketing ideas. GC's buyers thought the name would mean something for purchasing music equipment, especially expensive equipment, but they failed to understand online shopping. They also failed to anticipate the secondary market forming online that would cut into their sales to casual consumers.

This firm will refinance and then cut back their brick and mortar footprint or worse, lenders will see more value in letting them fail and scavenging the wreckage. Does the brand have cache? Does it matter? At this point with low interest rates, GC will most likely get that refinancing with a promise of a new management team (would be 4th CEO in as many years) that will cut back even more employees to keep those debt coupon payments flowing to the creditors.

This is just delaying the inevitable though. Maybe the eventual retail fight is Amazon vs. Walmart with no one left. Wholesalers and retailers alike will get squeezed to nothing, shedding even more jobs in our economy, so where does it end? Do we get the fully automated luxury communism with a UBI? They'll make it universal basic consumption though so you have to spend the money they hand you to keep their game going.

Maybe the future is a bit more like The Diamond Age and you'll see the 3D printing, automated products of the future but the hand crafted, artisanal products will be luxury items. Services would follow a similar path, but maybe indentured servitude will make a comeback for the promise of a safe life in a big home. Whatever the future, it is hard to see big, but niche retailers like Guitar Center existing in it.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Social Matter - America’s No-Fly Zone Doctrine To Protect Rebel Groups Is Starting To Shake

New essay up at Social Matter. We know the routine USG likes to use for regime change in the 21st century. It's nothing new. It is actually old and dates back to the Nixon administration. It is a perversion of a Nixon idea that was meant to protect our imperial vassals. I even point to how one can interpret Lend-Lease with the Soviets as a proto-regime change routine that resembles what we do now.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ossoff's Loss + SM Review-Preview 95

The Democrats ginned their side up for a special election in a congressional seat they thought they could flip and lost. They didn't just lose but they lost monumentally when you consider the money they spent. Margin-wise this was a roughly 4 point win. Emotionally, this was a huge letdown for the Left. Big Picture: it means nothing. Nothing changes.

For the GOP, if anything, it means the GOP needs to give in and become the populist party that Trump campaigned on, which should open doors in states that they will want to control after the 2018 elections. It also means they should throw some kibble their base's way.

For Nate Silver, it means he needs to confess that he is a fraud. The man only made his name with political predictions because Team Obama fed him their internal data. They wanted him pushing the hype. They used him to manipulate the polling in '08 and '12 just like a basketball coach works the referees. Silver should retire now with his bags of Disney money.

For the Left, it shows how idiotic they are. Frank Luntz explained in a tweet that Ossoff spent $40 million and received fewer votes than the Democrat who ran in November received who spent $1,000. As I tweeted, it shows a problem for the Left and why they are really desperate for the Beige Bernie. How many Obamas are out there is a problem. Ossoff couldn't even vote in the district he was running in, so this was a carpetbagger. It raises questions, and these are serious as they point to problems in central control.

Where was the eloquent black male to send down to be an equal carpetbagger?
Did the Left really think a SoyBoy would win in Georgia?
Are there really no blacks to parachute down and drum up an extra percent or two in black turnout?
Do the whites on the Left have a clue how quickly they will be pushed out?
Is the Left serious in thinking they've played nice, been centrist and taken the high road? (Yes)
Again, is the cupboard really that empty for non-Asian minorities that can run for office?

The votes will be there. The Left is a headless horseman, so all they need is to find a candidate, preferably a non-Asian minority, heterosexual male candidate, to sing the Bernie line and it's clear sailings. Then because there is no elasticity in voters anymore because it is all racial, friction and conflict will come.

Still, this is a lesson in the thirst the Left has to always win non-stop despite winning culturally left and right. There has been a consistent poly push now for a while, with the NY Times really pushing it hard, and no pushback from outlets. Despite seeing the culture erode, and the borders remain open in the West despite now near daily attacks in Europe, they need even silly little congressional special election wins. Ossoff collected 7,000 donations from donors in California compared to only 800 in Georgia. He spent $40 million, $23 million which was spent by his campaign directly.

This is all wasted energy. This is wasted money. This is wasted time. The Left's policies are broken, their false opposition is broken, their claptrap is broken (science continues to break it in new spots), and the world just is not agreeing with them. Yet, they are entrenched in institutions. Build new ones, burn the old ones and starve them to death in  masturbatory solitude in coffin apartments with their cats in those cities that they love to love.

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Last week I wrote about the need to take the cartels on, and that we need to end the imperial wars of choice and face the real battle on our border and in the failed state south of us. Weimerica Weekly covered the magic mix that makes a mass shooting a media event and I opened with some talk about Reviewbrah.

This week's essay will cover something I've been churning in my head for a bit, and Weimerica Weekly will tackle the most Weimerican of women in the land: Lena Dunham.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

WW1 - Trench Barber

 
 
Not dated but identified as a French trench barber. Official title? No, just a brother in the trench helping another out. Small moments of humanity to break up the weekly grind that is remembering the Great War.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Whatever Happened To The University of Phoenix?

We see phenomena pop up, burn brightly and then disappear. People like to point to this in business and laugh over Pets.com and the like, but those groups are memorable because of the lunacy involved. It is common to see giant phenoms explode in size, overreach, and then be sliced back in scale to a long term natural size. Capital demands it, so capital can skew institutions but also reveal their flaws.

Look at the fate of the University of Phoenix (UP). After taking the for-profit university model to a nationwide network that became an SNL punchline, UP's parent company saw the stock zoom to nearly triple digits. It now has gone private at a staggeringly low price of $10/share. Revenue is still a concern due to cratering student enrollment. The problem going forward is enrollment, but this did not purely go private due to a reorganization push.

When UP's parent firm went public, it was all fun and games as money poured in to catch that sweet secular boom in college enrollment. UP used a great valiant pitch to normies to justify its existence, "Using da Internetz to make college accessible for all" while behaving like a boiler room for real estate or penny stock sales. Their boiler room tactics were applied to potential students.

They compensated their enrollers on how many people they sucked into UP. Once enrolled, they would say how much a student qualified for loans without matching it up to what they actually needed for that semester or their course load. This was all just using the students as a conduit for UP to suck off the government teat. Walmart and McDonald's use the EBT underclass as nationwide conduit for a transfer of wealth. UP was doing the very same but with nondischargeable debt. It is far more devious than Walmart of MickeyDs because of this.

UP's trajectory actually revealed the con of all of education as it stands today. Criticism of UP was they were not totally honest with students about courses, about the education process, about debt and about their potential job prospects. These criticisms can be leveled at traditional universities but no one did so because the media-academia complex is a satanic union. One criticism of UP was that they did not care about graduation or completion rates. Check the graduation rates of community colleges, HBCUs and even second tier state schools. It's similar.

The problem for UP was that they threatened the traditional system, which right now outside of STEM is nothing but certificates to get white collar jobs. The good life as the Last Psych would put it was all college was resting its hat on, and that my friends is a slender reed. Whether UP was being devious or not, it was only a matter of time before the media would attack for-profit universities, for regulatory regimes to start pressing them and for universities to offer the same online experience, albeit at a much more expensive price tag.

This privatization is more to avoid the rules and regulations that come with being a publicly traded firm. It will also take the firm out of the media spotlight as well. As far as a turnaround, UP has already laid off half of its staff. Cost cutting has been going into effect already, so now it is adjusting the firm to a lower enrollment that is not reliant on getting the absolute fringe marginal student. UP will exist and continue but in a smaller form with less visibility. They need to retrench and forget that marginal student that is just the next body in the door.

They will leave that student to the government protected university cartel with its media salesmen. C'mon, don't be a loser, go to university. Don't you want the good life?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Weimerica Weekly - Maximizing Mass Shooting Exposure

New Weimerica Weekly is up. This one is a little over 40 minutes. I spend the first 12 or so discussing Reviewbrah. he is like a Mr. Rogers for the 21st century. After that, I discuss what makes a mass shooting a media event versus just page 8 news. After the Dylan Roof mass shooting, the mass shootings in America have been mostly swept under the rug, most famously the Orlando Gay Slaughter*. Shooters don't fit the media narrative, and the victims are not all perfect for manipulating normies.

*The Orlando shooting is odd but I've heard a good explanation for why there was little to no follow up. As an ISIS inspired terrorist and son of an immigrant, this had to be suppressed for the election. There had to be no follow up because of a wild rumor I read elsewhere. The Afghani shooter spent hours on the phone as the cops waited and waited outside. He didn't shoot anyone yet. Then, in the last minute, he killed 50 gays. That's the story. Better story is the SWAT team finally went in and 50 gays died in the firefight between the shooter and SWAT. No one would want to report that in a tough situation, America saw innocent gays during PRIDE killed in the crossfire.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Amazon-Whole Foods Future

Amazon agreed to buy Whole Foods. I recently wrote how Whole Foods was getting beaten up by Trader Joe's. The problem was the casual or marginal organic consumer. Trader Joe's can beat Whole Foods up in that market by being a bit cheaper. Whole Foods (WF) itself is rolling out stores that are more stripped down and have a smaller footprint so that they can pluck the younger, poorer organic leaning consumer. Amazon's purchase of WF shows you how WF can become very competitive but also the dark, poorer future the progs predict will come.

Amazon has been testing no lines, no check out, pick up grocery stores for a while. This sounds futuristic and exotic but it's not. Kroger does something similar called "Clicklist". Shop online, pay online, the staff at the store attempts to fill the order (not perfect) and then you the consumer pick up your groceries at the store. This is an adaptation of the old failed online groceries idea, but the twist is you pick it up so the grocery chain does not have to have a delivery fleet. It is also anchored in their existing distribution network, so it is not all of the corporations' business.

Amazon now has a corporation with an existing store footprint, a brand name that people consider high status and an existing market strategy that makes money. It has problems, but that's where Amazon comes in. Amazon starts applying its online buy + pick up formula to WF, and now WF can move to smaller stores. WF can also pop up in odder locations that have warehousing space and move with the flow of their consumer base (keep white flight in mind).  WF has an Internet savvy consumer base so this type of shopping will work.

Suddenly the fixed costs of a store get cut, the staffing costs get cut and WF is leaner as a firm. WF then can compete better on price with Trader Joe's and their quality organic goods will not be so much more expensive than the organic labeled items in Kroger, Wegmans, Target, etc. It helps WF bottom line with costs and potentially expands their top line sales growth. It will make each location more efficient.

Why stop there though? This is about the future. Amazon and WF both see a poorer consumer here and now and that trend will continue. They must become cheaper. This idea helps but also points to the future for city living. I talk and write of the Clinton Archipelago. I also mention how these cities are massively feudal in their design. New towers of condos and apartments do not get made with mid-level pricing. They are for more wealthy folks to concentrate their living in NYC, San Fran, Miami, etc.

Amazon is also testing another program: drone deliveries. Extrapolate the ideas with these specific consumer brands. Amazon can use its online shopping for more warehouse style 'stores' that deliver by drone. Cities will start seeing drone copters deliver food to the towers so that the tower residents, the lords and ladies of the Clinton Archipelago, never have to risk traveling on the city streets among the riff-raff that are their political allies.

The Rio or Sao Paulo dystopia living will be exemplified by these towers that can use technology to avoid the consequences of bad progressive governance. Why stop there? These progressive elites, and even just wealthy soft right elites, will remove themselves from the public sphere. These Whites, Asians, Jews and occasional non-Asian minority will harden their feudal enclaves. Eventually they will leave their surroundings a wasteland filled with a violent and dumb underclass. They won't apply VR towers for those folks to clean up the streets or sequester problem populations.

Take this out further. Extend the technologically enhanced segregation. Enhance the decay and degradation of the masses. They'll create Elysium.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Social Matter - Destroy The Cartels

New essay at Social Matter. Let's bring the troops home from the Middle East and Afghanistant. Let's deploy them to a theater and a contest that truly affects all of America. Let's destroy the cartels. This will also make Mexico a safer place so that Mexicans in America, many of which are just refugees of the cartel wars, can return to and build lives there again. This war will come some day, and we can choose to engage now or wait until the situation is much worse for us.

Friday, June 16, 2017

A Social Media Wrinkle In Divorce + SM Review-Preview 94

People in our sphere have noted the comedy of the fake Facebook life. Some of us call it Fakebook for that reason. I've discussed the need buried in some people to construct a digital self that is an idealized version of a person for mass approval that slides further and further from reality. This really allows for fun with divorce.

Television rarely portrays family life as good, and Facebook is like counterprogramming to that. It is not entirely healthy, but pro-family messaging is great to see hitting people's eyeballs. The comedy is when the reality of a family situation splits entirely from the faux depiction. Women compete on all things social for status, and the idea of being married to a great guy is one many value.

Seeing the representations of your pals or family members as perfect husbands is nice to see them finally given some good PR, but it is a problem when even you know it's not hype but outright falsehoods. Not just falsehoods in his behavior but in how the wife really feels. It then creates a strain not just for the individual doing it but everyone in the know.

This becomes a major issue when the divorce hits. How many of those posts were lies? How long was the lying going? Ultimately, there is the old idea that it's not just the lie but what else can people doubt? Maybe women are just late to the game that the Internet is forever. Maybe not young women, but your older aunt that forgot every husband post from 2014-April 2017.

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Last week all I had to offer was a Weimerica Weekly on real estate bubbles and the buying market right now. There were other great articles on Social Matter in my absence. Michael Perilloux had one on how to catch a wife.

This week I will outline the way we can bring the boys home and attack foreign organizations that truly threaten our national interests and security as well as already operate within our borders. Weimerica Weekly will return a little more current than before, as you may have guessed I recorded the last two in advance. Might touch on mass shootings as what makes one a media event (hint: SanFran's UPS shooting doesn't due to Mr. Lam). I dislike recording in advance but had to due to life events.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

WW1 - The Steampunk War


Pictured is a British heavy daimler tractor on the Amiens-Albert road in 1916. An odd piece of military machinery but it served a purpose.

I've posted before how the Great War had a foot in both worlds. The creations used, the equipment and other items are all more steampunk than anything the fools that engage in steampunk today can think up. "Shuck I know, let's add more gears to something!" Sometimes simple tractors and horses or oddball gasmasks capture that idea of between time better than a 21st century imagination can dream up with its contemporary limitations.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

No One Dare Speak Zuckerberg's Vision

Because the Democrats' bench is so weak, there are odd things afoot. Hillary Clinton keeps popping up because hey kids, why not try to run her again when she is four years older and spends four more years an unemployed millionaire. The progressives do not have ready for primetime players. Governor Cuomo is probably too white to win the nomination. This allows weird things like Mark Zuckerberg to go through motions of an odd play on ye olde Listening Tour. No one quite touches on Zuck's vision because to follow it through is too dark.

Zuckerberg's commencement speech at Harvard mentioned a universal basic income. He mentioend opioid addicts and manufacturing. He recently said he is no longer an atheist. Jesus Christ, this is more transparent than his $100 million donation to Newark Public Schools when the film on him came out painting him less than stellar. He is checking the nation as if he is a billionaire that cares. It is just good PR for a run for the presidency. Hillary Clinton did this in upstate New York prior to her run for the Senate seat vacated by Moynihan.

A writer at Zero Hedge mentioned the lunacy of a UBI, and how if Zuck is so concerned he could start grants now with his money or Facebook's if he chose. This does not quite touch on the endgame of what a UBI as presented by Zuck means. Strip away the purpose for all claptrap, and Zuck is pushing a new government benefit to pacify the Left's imported primitives with peasant desires. Take this to its logical conclusion, and let's not assume it is just a 'universal consumption credit', which is not UBI and would force you to spend it on approved goods to keep the elite's system going.

A universal basic income + this picture...

Dystopia Comes In All Forms
Means the Virtual Option from Moldbug's deep archive of ideas and pontifications can become real. You, not you the reader but theoretical you out there, will be approved for a UBI just as long as ou move to these nice condos sequestered from humanity with these fancy goggles that allow you to be king, queen or God for a day.

The beauty of it is that Zuck's corporation would get one of the contracts if not the VR contract so that even if he does not win the presidency and implement the idea, some other friendly progressive, non-Asian minority puppet can do it. Make no mistake it would be a revenue generator for Facebook and ROI for Zuck's VR Oculus investment. Google has Chromebook grants that go to underprivileged areas. Visit a classroom. They may not have desks, the teacher may have to get supplies herself and the kids may not be able to read at age 7, but by gum, they have a stack of Chromebooks in the corner just waiting for distribution.

Start looking at the low government benefit recipients not quite as pure parasites but as parasites that are conduits for the bigger parasites: corporations that market goods and services to the low to use their government credits on daily. Ask McDonald's. Ask Walmart. The low becomes a puppet not just for the demand of government services and those do-gooder social workers but for entire corporations to base their business strategy on (Angelo Mozilo and minority lending).

Mena was right with his tweet and Zuck may make it become reality but in a self-sustaining loop of dollar transmission. The UBI will come with goggles and make Zuck's investment whole. Maybe Zuck's vision is for a UBI and everyone to have purpose and to find a place. The purpose and self-actualization might be the underclass being segregated but made to feel a God when they put the goggles on, sipping their soylent in between sessions. Moldbug might have been wrong in thinking the Virtual Option would have to be a government project. A corporation just may lobby it into existence and let the marketplace sort it out.

Mena the Prophet

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Weimerica Weekly - Real Estate Bubbles + Buying

New Weimerica Weekly is up at Social Matter. This one starts off with a discussion of the terror cycle in the wake of the Manchester Attack. There's plenty there for its own episode, but I use it as a lead off. I did discuss how Arianna Grande is weirdly transformed from a white kid to a mystery meat sex symbol. The core of the episode is on real estate, bubbles, how bubbles form and then buying in general. I talk about tools to use to look for a decent area in a city or the ideal town/small city to move to and realtor advice.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Childless EU Leader Trend

A curious phenomenon has been noticed by those of us on the dissident right. It is the childless EU leader trend. It is actually amazing to see it listed out but should come as no surprise. This is the physical symbol of the elite of the EU and for that matter the American Left. When mapped out the battle lines would require a figurehead leader that resembles the form of the two sides. This also visually hints at why the EU elite will not stop the boats or remove the Muslims.

Each terror attack, each article on spikes in crime and each report that Sweden becomes more and more a Frozen Arabia comes with more frustration at the elite doing nothing. This is not the case. This inaction combined with enabling the replacement of natives is what they want. This is what the current regime wants. They want a mass of peoples who will have peasant values, enjoy the higher material standards of living compared to their third world homelands, and never become a rising elite to challenge these current elites.

Breaking it down further, the battle is truly the childless, leftwing Europeans and Jews with their non-European allies fighting the rightwing Europeans (or European-Americans) to control the economics, land masses and areas. As these left wing whites are not procreating, they are really fighting off their genetic cousins to kill them off and hand over control to alien cultures. That is it. Childless whites allying with non-whites to kill off procreating whites so that the non-whites control America and Europe.

It makes perfect sense that all of these EU leaders would be childless. It is the perfect symbol. Beyond that this is also the system selecting for the most dedicated to the system's goals. What greater dedication can one make to destroying native European and American cultures than to not have children in one's personal life.

These EU leaders are not making the decision to go childless now. They made the decision decades ago, when it still was a bit different. Maybe not in Germany where the TFR has been below Japan's since the mid '80s. This is a differentiator for the individuals sliding up the greased pole of politics when roughly any polished speaker can do their job. What type of marker does one need? "I'm dedicated, look how many times I worked for the party, hell I even sacrificed a family to fight for the party!"

It is not just about the system but a reflection of the culture themselves. Let us all be honest about the Clintons. Left to their own devices without the need to have a kid to run for office, they'd have both been single and childless forever. Obama might have been gay or found a white or mixed woman to marry. They felt the need to marry correctly and have kids because the electorate expected it from them. There is a natural revulsion or suspicion by many to childless men or women seeking power in America, so we still require our politicians to do so. European politicians no longer suffer that same burden. Their population now has enough of a critical mass that will not procreate or carry on, therefore politicians need not worry.

This hints at the lack of concern. These leaders have no shared concern for what may come from importing the third world. Why should they worry? They'll be dead in twenty to thirty years and leave behind no one to suffer in case the grand replacement project yields an apocalyptic warzone in their homelands. The decadence and hedonism of today is the focus. The individual has priority and individually they will be cut down.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Lost A Friend + SM Review-Preview 93

Sorry for a personal post. A childhood friend died. He had called our baseball crew the Originals. That was because tragedy struck us and killed a teammate when we were 13. As we made our way through high school sports, this friend would say it when someone didn't make a team, quit or injuries ended their career, "We lost an Original". I didn't expect one to die and truly lose an Original before middle age.

He was the coolest of the cool. He'd walk into a conversation and roll with whoever and even get the shy girls talking. He once wore his moms 80s necklace for an away game road trip and I busted him for it but didn't tell anyone else. He and I laughed how all the other players thought his chain looked cool, and it was a woman's 80s necklace. From a bad, bad extended family but was a legit good kid. There was always this fear that his family would get to him, but he always remained the wisecracking funny kid.

He married a pretty girl from our school and had some kids. I last saw him a few years ago in a grocery store back home where he gave me the Wassup Cuz and quick catch up on life. Ended with a handshake into a bro hug. I knew he was sick and contacted his wife when I heard there was no hope. I rearranged a business trip and set it up so I could drive up to home for 48 hours. See fam and see him. He was already too weak and barely awake. I knew it'd be close. I missed him by a week. Now I have to see his wife, see his kids and tell them how in school their dad was the coolest at our school.


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Last week I wrote about the potential for a reversal of urbanization. This would involve using tech and reorienting goals. A little coordination would help. Weimerica Weekly covered the career of Chuck Palahniuk, who seemed to see our social malaise and dystopia coming but faded away.

This week I may not have anything for an essay as I have to travel as cited above. Weimerica Weekly will be up though. I'll talk about Real Estate and bubbles.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

WW1 - An Internment Camp



Amazing to consider just how cozy this looks compared to what prisoner of war camps would be remembered as in the follow world war. This is taken in a Danish internment camp. This is light years away from the horrors that would await POWs both during and after the second world war.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Housing Market Manipulation

Seems pretty obvious that the media meme for a hot housing market is out there. Get out there and buy folks, because now is the time. This is true to a certain extent. This is not the whole truth though. As I wrote on Monday about using construction as an indicator of immigration effects, there are data points that explain this hot housing market and how it is not all that it seems. The system has rigged a market to make it appear healthier than it is.

This is simple supply and demand. America has 25 million more people in it compared to a decade ago so the transactions of buying and selling should increase in absolute numbers. Add to this the secular decline in family size and you have fewer people per home. Readers undoubtedly have single friends that buy homes with no romantic prospect in sight or children. I've connected with single childless friends who have bought 1800 square foot homes and looked slightly confused why they needed a 4 bedroom home at that time. Add to this retirees that stay in their homes because multigenerational living is so lame and terrible, and the demand is there.

Supply is a problem. The banks had a lot of foreclosed homes on their books and slowly parceled them out so they would not have to write the loss on them. They even foreclosed slowly on larger homes in California because the loss would have been too big for their books. Irvine Housing Blog would spotlight homes that had not made a mortgage payment in three or four years with the homeowner still residing in them. The banks had a ton of REO inventory to sell.

Years ago I wrote how big investors were taking their ZIRP money from the FED and big banks and scarfing up properties to rent. This was a hunt for yield in a 0% world. Everyone is chasing yield. Rents had appetizing cap-ex rates, so creating a rental portfolio was seductive to big capital. This has created rent backed securities for private equity, which now has some government guarantees. These homes are off the market and rented, therefore leaving supply a problem.

This of course allows the holders of those rental properties to charge more rent. They are doing so at a high rate beyond the rise of not just inflation but many other goods and services. How are you going to save up for that down payment if your rent eats at your salary at higher and higher rates? Shucks, you can't exit that market though because construction just is not happening to supply you with affordable housing to move into. It is a racket for the oligarchs. Conslidation of banking had a point and goal, and make no mistake, it was never about you.

This all works to save the banks ass though just like eliminating mark to market did. Loans to big biz to rent out homes takes home off the market, which boosts the book value of those REO homes. Banks then can act in another way to help themselves: they can deny lending for developments and new construction. Buried in this article on new home construction, a developer mentions how loans have not been out there for new construction. Hmmm, no loans for new construction but the loans were out there for private equity and hedge funds to buy existing homes to rent, hmmm.

In Monday's post, I shared an image on home construction. The actual new unit construction has slowly risen from the catastrophic lows of 2009. This made some sense as the inflated construction of over 2 million units of the mid-'00s would have hangover inventory that needed to be worked off. Still construction is not at historical averages or levels that one would expect in a hot housing market if you look at longer dated charts that track booms and busts. Little talked about item is that all the regional construction firms of the mid-'00s got cleaned out wit the housing bust. Now just the big boys dominate. The big boys also bought land at firesale prices from bankrupt regionals. They are building higher end to lock in diamond quality buyers.

This is centralization and the elite helping themselves and never taking a loss. This is why a local small town councilman mentions developers wanting to put in $400K housing units when his or her city needs $200K starter homes. They don't care if the land was cheap or bought at a firesale price from the last crash. They are locking in a set buyer with a particular income level. There are corn field where the farmland gets turned into 100 homes at $400K a pop with no reasoning besides the buyer profile.

There is not a hot market in the mode of prior booms. There are just many buyers looking for homes in a suppressed supply. This is not about affordable family formation. There will be no consequences for the high end. They will continue to extract from you the monthly nugget that they feel entitled to, and will have a system completely designed to maximize their gains.