Libertarianism and the Problem of Idiots

In Australia you can’t drink on the train. There’s an on-the-spot fine and I’ve seen it enforced on a couple of bogans in Melbourne.  One chortled that they can’t make you pay if you’re on the dole.  In Japan you can drink on the train. They even sell beer on the shinkansen.

This juxtaposition demonstrates where pure libertarianism falls down. The Japanese can be given the freedom to drink wherever they want because when drunk they simply Read More

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Van Gogh vs Jackson Pollock

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One of the things the left gets right is that there are no objective values. The very term ‘value’ is one without any physical validity. It cannot be scientifically tested. It is within our own heads and without the valuers, no value could exist.

But Nietzsche bewails the fact that, in the absence of objective values (and did he not himself do his part to question them out of existence?), art becomes “coarse”.

In music, if we do not value great complexity within an established, mathematical structure (which is regularly reformed or challenged), music becomes simple and without beauty. This is what has happened to popular music. As late as 2000 we had interesting, innovative creations like this: Read More

Down With Big Brother

Book review of 1984 by George Orwell

 

In the beginning, Winston sits in a hidden place in his home with an illegal notebook and dares himself to write something.

I am at home, staring at my screen and daring myself to do the same.

Winston looks over his shoulder to ensure that he is out of sight of the telescreen.

I check that the door is locked and that no one can see through the window.

Our thoughts, when we write them, are the identical: Read More

Timing and the Decline of Marriage

There are some people, mostly the religious or baby-rabies infected, who want to marry as young as possible.

The majority of young people in the west would prefer to wait, putting it off for ‘one day’.

Here we run into a timing problem.

A young man who is not fantastically successful in romance (i.e. most of them) will be more willing to marry young if a hot lady is on offer. This might be in his mid- to late-twenties. Such a man is also likely to be an idiot who knows little about Read More

Cat Ear Girl Pictures

Questions for Da Ladies

It shouldn’t annoy me. It isn’t like having a water outage and two litres left in bottles under my sink (my present situation). It’s not as bad as being forbidden to buy bread because I’m a foreigner (this also is true but don’t worry, I have a supplier. Shhhh.)

They don’t even have Tinder here, but I noted this a year ago as a possible blog topic adn I finally got to it so here it is.

I get really annoyed by all the Taiwanese girls who have Tinder pictures with cat ears.

A while ago it was duckface. Then it was cat ears. Now it’s already moved on to the stupid dog nose and by the time of publication it will be something else. Cutie little devil horns or an emoticon cock sticking out of your mouth or something.

Now ladies, you can post whatever stupid photos you like. I propose no laws against your stupid whims. I’ve just got some questions for you.

  1. Why do you do it? My only guess is that all your friends do it, so you feel the need to do it too. Can you explain or clarify your thought process in any greater detail?
  2. Do you think that such photos will help you to score a high quality man? If so, how? Do you think that an awesome guy like me will look at your cat ears and whiskers and think, ah! This girl knows exactly what’s popular this month. I’ll go with her. Not the seven hundred other girls who had cat ear pictures. Just her.
  3. Do ever look at these photos and think, do I look a bit silly? Or do you wonder, why do I do that? Or do you ever think, hey! Maybe I’ll stand out by being different from all the others. I’ll have a photo of me sitting on the toilet with my legs shyly crossed or something. Perfect!

For the record, this is how you should attract attention from the spunkie fellas: Have one photo of you smiling normally at the camera like you’re not a sociopath. Very few girls have one of those. Get another, more distant full-body shot. You can be in a bikini if you want but jeans and a t-shirt is also fine. We’re just checking that you’re not fat.  Any photos after that are unnecessary.  Try to avoid photos taken in public toilets.  I know the mirrors there are huge but that’s where people shit, and you don’t want to associate yourself with shit unless you’re trawling for Germans.

To chuck another shrimp on the barbie, upon a weekend a girl from another city was visiting so I suggested we meet. She was too busy or didn’t want to. No problem, forgot about her and had no more contact. Anyway, come Tuesday she unilaterally sent me a dozen photos of her hanging out my city, spending time with family etc. In case anyone wants to know, I sent a one-word response (‘narcissist’) and blocked her.

What would be the point of such an action? Oh god, I know. Lesser men give her fawning attention for doing a thing like that, just for the faint whiff of distant pussy, kind of like a bush elephant with no legs desperately sniffing at the water from a mile away. And that would explain a lot of the cat ear photos, too – they put them on Facebook and various apps and the ball-less likes come flooding in.

Never mind about the questions, I think my musing has answered them. Note to the blokes: if she has not wet your dick, you are her fluffer.

Elderly Man Behind the Bonnet in a Turning Lane

This is another of those stories which goes nowhere. You might prefer to avoid it if you are currently sober or intelligent.

I’m a nice bloke. I used to be even nicer. Once back then I was driving along a main road and there was a car broken down in a turning lane on the centre island. There was an old fella standing outside the vehicle looking rather lost. I pulled up behind him and lent him my Read More

Mr Grimes

This is a pointless anecdote.  Don’t read it.  Instead, work with a single-minded focus toward furthering your goals.  You should check out Mike Cernovich’s page if you’d like to read something useful – apparently it’s really good.

You’ll think this story is made-up, anyway.  I can’t be bothered arguing about it.  If you do feel the need to read it, don’t kick up a fuss in the comments.  I don’t want to hear it. Read More

Three Things the Left is Right About (Number Two is Going to Drive You Bonkers)

As you may know, I’m a lapsed leftie who still has vestiges of the more archaic progressive values. As I know, my readers are mostly alt-right or odd-right leaners who use words like ‘trannie’ and ‘negro’.

Hello again.

I have noticed that many of the loony left trends the right or conservative side justly moan about nevertheless have their origins in a grain of truth. Let up put these grains under the microscope so that we can consider them with gynecological precision.

Gender is a Social Construct

Yus, yus, I know about x and y chromosomes. I’m not as stupid as I look, you know. There are two grains of truth hiding in this let’s-give-hormones-to-kids madness. Here they are. First, it is true that gender is a continuum which includes some culturally specific behaviours like clothing, colours and so on. There are always some tomboys and sissies. Second, there really is a weird in-between sex group. Not just those with gender dysphoria – there are a small percentage of people who have a variety of medical syndromes which means they do not neatly fit into one sex or the other. Sometimes they are infertile. For some reason the existence of such people never caused a public toilet stir during the millennia-long history of public toilets until just a few years ago. Discretion, people. Manners and discretion.

There are no Objective Morals or Standards

I won’t argue the point here. Instead I invite my unconvinced reader to peruse relevant books on ethical philosophy. That oughta keep you out of mischief for a while.

The conservative reader will nevertheless protest that abandoning objective standards (or their pretense) will quickly lead to societal barbarisms such as single mothers, rap music and public celebrations of distasteful sexual practices. All this is true. I will write more about this in a future post but the TL;DR version is: let’s keep the plebs enslaved with these imagined standards. The working class should go to church on Sunday and fear fiery damnation when they jack off to Taylor Swift.

Environment, as well as Genes, Makes a Difference

I live in an black African country where the locals are mostly quiet, polite, well-dressed and civil. They don’t even jaywalk much. The average IQ here is the same as that for African Americans. The alt-right correctly, and cheekily, points out the importance of genes. They also tend to unfairly dismiss the influence of environment on human behaviour and culture. The exact nature of such environmental influence seems speculative aside from obvious factors such as head trauma, parasites and iodine deficiency.  Nevertheless, it is there, and it is enormous.

So, the left gets some things right.  It’s their extrapolations that gets them into trouble.

They Know

In separate incidents, two foreign girlfriends pumped me for information in order to gain hand and file away dirt for future arguments.

“Why aren’t you married?” they wanted to know.  I am at that age where people start to wonder.  I did my usual, infuriating prevarication.  None of their bloody business.

Both of them followed up with something that surprised me immensely: they asked me if it was because Read More

From Regrets, Goals

Being an organised chap I set goals, each with its own, detailed to-do list.  The trickiest part is choosing the goals in the first place.  How often have you sat down and thought, what do I want to do with my life?

I went for a very long walk on an abandoned winter beach to review my goals.  I found it helpful to notice regrets from each period of my life, and to turn each into a goal for the future.

Looking back on my early adulthood, I regret not Read More

Things Not to Read

Adam Piggott published a good article a while back.  In it, he pointed out that serial pest Clementine Ford scribbles absurd things only because she thrives on attention like extremophiles thrive on boiling hot sea bed vents.  She needs the blowback in order to cry ‘poor me!’ and sell her ‘books’.  Adam points out that she is a woman in desperate need of being Read More

My Gods

Gods are interesting, aren’t they.  Peoples makes them according to their own needs and outlook.

Primitive societies create animist gods.  They see a thing they don’t understand or can’t control – an enormous, gnarled tree, the wind; and they give it a god in order to wrap their heads around it.  There’s usually not much deep Read More

In Defense of the Chinese Communist Party

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A Chinese Communist Party official enjoys the romantic attentions of his 18 year old lover.  The back story is here.

The Chinese Communist Party has the absolute right to rule China in any manner it wishes.

This post is not directed at Western meddlers.  It is for the Chinese subjects themselves, including the malcontent rascals in Hong Kong and the expat anti-patriots.  Most of all it is for any mainland Chinese man who dares to question, in his heart of hearts, the legitimacy of his overlords.

This is not an argument based on Read More

The reason for the suppression of blasphemy

As we have seen, blasphemy is a truth that must not be uttered.

Why are some so keen to prevent people from speaking such truths?

It is because they fear what the truth, once it has escaped, might lead to.  This fear may located in either the fore or hind brain.

Bangladesh – atheist views must be suppressed or society will become too Read More

Why penguins are stupid

If you think about it, penguins are adapted to be stupid.

Not completely stupid.  They need to do several tricky thinks.  They have to swim around and find food.  They need to socialize with other penguins.  They have to care for their young.

Penguins could never develop human-level intelligence without completely changing their form and habits.  Think about it.  Penguins have to sit on an egg in the freeing cold for ages.  Once it hatches they have to take turns to either sit on the chicks or go swimming in the icy water finding food for themselves, their mate and the kids.

Any penguin with a massive, intelligence-creating mutation would think, ‘eff that’.  He might Read More

The conceit of left and right

Consider the traditional political division between Left and Right.

What are the chances that one side is completely right about everything, and that the other side is completely wrong?  Any alien race being introduced to our polity for the first time would find this contention surprising.  After all, centuries of political history would have clearly shown that Read More

Be Brief

Most books are twenty percent too long.  Films generally overstay their welcome by about thirty minutes each and speeches by about ten.  The worst offenders are meetings, which are usually sixty percent longer than necessary.  Blog posts vary by author, with some ramblers giving us eighty percent more words than are required for their message while others come right to the point, SEO be damned.

Musicians generally get it about right.  They know how long a movement will keep our interest and when it needs to change.  A few are tedious while others leave us wanting more.

I forgive writers their babbling far more than speakers.  If an author is blathering I can easily skim over the unnecessary drivel and tune back in once he’s decided to return to the story.  Joseph Conrad comes to mind – okay, the sea is pretty.  We get it.  Thanks for telling us so many times, at such infinite length and with such endlessly varied similes.

Too many authors think that they should write a novel when they really have a good idea for a novella.  Novellas are underrated, as are short films.  Why do we not have some films that go for an hour and cost half the price?  Not everyone wants to sit through two and an half hours of Australians speaking in American accents as they swing through the city in tights battling unconvincing CGI monsters.

Oh, but meetings are the worst.  If someone sends a ridiculously wordy email it’s no biggie to skim over it and pick out the vital details.  But when someone is speaking, and speaking, and speaking, and we get what they want to say but they insist on continuing to say it anyway, there is no escape and they bloody well know it.  This is an act of aggression against me.  I have limited time on this planet and stealing it away from me is like a mini-murder (proper murder being the larger theft of all the time a person has left).

Be brief.

The kids at Evergreen are alright

You’ve no doubt heard about the trouble at Evergreen State College.  They tried to have a no-whitey day and a professor called Bret Weinstein got threatened and harassed for saying it was a bad idea.

Everyone’s taking Weinstein’s side.  He represents the sensible left; the ones who just want to treat everyone fairly and share the wealth around a bit.  The kids are the Cultural Marxist lunatics who divide themselves into ever tinier and more obscure intersectionally disadvantaged tribes and who list their preferred pronouns before speaking and label normal hand gestures as microaggressions.

I will here demonstrate that Weinstein is wrong and the kids are right.

What Weinstein and the kids agree on is that Read More