White trash

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There is a war going on among white people, particularly in the Anglosphere but also in other places.

The war was perhaps first predicted by Charles Murray and Richard J. Herrnstein in The Bell Curve, where they noted that high-IQ people were becoming a class unto themselves, with different social circles, media, and hobbies, and that they might one day form their own political or social consciousness.  Murray expands further on this phenomenon in Coming Apart.

Several commentators have since described the way that this has indeed happened.  John Derbyshire divides our populations into Goodwhites and Badwhites, with other ethnic groups performing auxiliary tasks (mostly on the side of the former, who like to imagine that their interests coincide).  The Z-Man describes the belligerents as Cloud People and Dirt People, with the first looking on the second with contempt and not at all understanding the world they inhabit.

Three examples will suffice to demonstrate the schism between these groups. Read More

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Great poems for men, part 2

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Book review of Delphi Poetry Anthology: The World’s Greatest Poems

I’m starting to think my prejudice about the short-lived nature of poets falls far from the mark.  William Wordsworth (1770-1850) made it all the way to eighty.  I’ve a few poems of his to introduce.

The Two April Mornings, A Lesson and We Are Seven are nice ones, but are better read in full rather than trying to give you a sense of them by extract here.  Instead, I offer you two verses of another: Read More

Word from the Dark Side – moar trees, dangerous eye reflections, and divorce parties.

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You know how we’re cutting down all the trees and soon there won’t be any left?  Forested areas have actually increased since 1990.

We all know that the New Woke Times lies and lies and lies, usually by omission, but it is really galling to look at one such egregious case really closely and smell that shit close up.  Yup, it’s another unarmed teen shot by police in the US.  Are we splitting off into two parallel universes, but really slowly?  It’s like the world is one big Rorschach test, but with only two interpretations.

I can’t get enough of these: Read More

Your taxes at work in Africa

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[Written in Africa]

Most of my readers are American.  This one’s for you!

There is an American embassy here.  Why?  I don’t know.  These are not a people you can reason with.  The US no longer issues visas here because Bumfuckistan refuses to accept returning deportees.  The locals got quite irate about that.  Why?  Ah, see three sentences ago.

The US has what they call a Read More

Great poems for men – part 1

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Review of Delphi Poetry Anthology: The World’s Greatest Poems

Here begins a guide to English poetry for the keen novice.  I’m a keen novice myself!  Let us fall into a ditch together.  Read the samples aloud for best results.

But first: poetry ought not be taken too seriously.  It is written best by very young men, in their twenties, whose talent quickly peters out or who manage to get themselves killed one silly way or another.  Novels, which require more experience, are the province of oldies.

As Menken notes, poems are either pure music with no discernible meaning, or their meaning is so absurd as to make us laugh were it not stated so beautifully.  So enjoy poems, as you enjoy colourful paintings or 70s rock, but don’t take it seriously.  It doesn’t contain deep truths that speak to us of who we humans really are.  It is pretty riddles and rhymes that comfort and amuse us in times of sentimental infirmity.

Having said that, there’s some wisdom to be found from Thomas Jordan, a nice fellow who lived from 1612-1685.  Yup, longer than most poets.

 

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Adventures in communism – conclusion

[Written in Africa]

As I said at the outset, not every phenomenon described in this series has been ‘communist’ per se.  In many cases it has simply been authoritarian, or irrational, or pig-headed.  Communism takes on different shapes depending on the culture where it takes root, and that is how the system has so far turned out here.

Living in this country has made me Read More

Adventures in communism – coups

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After the disastrous second war with [hated neighbouring country], people started wondering whether their great and worthy leader really was all that.  After all, he’d stumbled into this conflict, micromanaged it, gone over the heads of his generals to issue orders in the field, and finally he went and lost the bloody thing at a huge cost of lives, international reputation, and long-term relationship with an enemy that was also once their biggest trading partner.

They suddenly started to wonder, what happened to that Read More

Other bell curves

[Written while still in Africa but was too scared to post it until I was out]

The very word ‘bell curve’ is triggering to those who try desperately hard to pretend they don’t know what it means or all that it implies.  You can still say, ‘curve of normal distribution’, but you can’t say ‘bell curve’ in polite society anymore, even if you’re just talking about heights or something like that.

This sin, of course, emerges from the eponymous book by Charles Murry and Richard J. Herrnstein, which was mostly about the increasingly divergent life outcomes of high and low IQ people in the United States, but which also had a single chapter about racial differences in IQ.  Guess which chapter caused all the hysteria.

For the record, here it is: the most controversial graph in the world. Read More

Word from the Dark Side – villains, Chinese police cars in Australia, and dark female athletes

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Rob says you have to be the villain in someone’s life.  Just accept it.

Audacious Epigone is excellent at digging out interesting conclusions from data sets.  Here, he shows that in the US, native-born whites, blacks, Hispanics and especially Amerindians, are much less enthusiastic about immigration than their same-race, foreign-born counterparts.  Obviously there are not many foreign born Native Americans so that column is excluded.  And I like the colour scheme Audacious uses for his graphs.

Fake Chinese police cars spotted in Perth and Adelaide, Australia, apparently to intimidate Hong Kong protesters.  Soon they’ll be real.

This is a bizarre story even by current year standards.  A Read More

Adventures in communism – paranoia

[Written in Africa]

Sometimes the water goes off.  Quite a lot of the time, actually.  So one thinks, how did our tank run out so quickly?  Did someone steal it?  Did our landlady deliberately leave a tap on in her apartment to annoy us?  Did someone hold a grudge against us and use their connections at the water ministry to ensure our area received none?  Did the laundry downstairs turn off our tap when we were being filled?  Is the government just trying to test us all, in order to see who loses their temper and protests, so that they know who to arrest?

In any normal country these questions would be absurd.  It makes you think of crazy old Greek neighbours in Brunswick who’ve been feuding over poisoned lemon trees and sabotaged lawnmowers since 1973.

But this is not a normal country.  In this country, Read More

The Dostoevsky Orbiter

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Book review of The Insulted and Humiliated by Fyodor Dostoevsky

It has been said before that modern red pill knowledge used to simply be common sense.  Thus, the beta orbiter Vanya in The Insulted and Humiliated is not indicated to be so with flashing neon lights and blaring sirens.  Rather, nineteenth century readers were just expected to know, and I guess they did.

Vanya, a promising writer, loves Natasha, but unfortunately she elopes with Alyosha, the good looking but idiotic son of the evil Prince Valkovsky.  Many other machinations further complicate the issue.  Vanya continues to orbit Natasha as she carefully pulls her life, and that of her family, to pieces.  It is painful reading.  Natasha’s all like:

And how I’ve missed you, Vanya, how I’ve missed you!  Vanya, listen, if I love Alyosha madly, insanely, yet perhaps I love you even more as a friend.

Gag!  Eww!

And commanding him to get the dirt on Alyosha’s new love interest: Read More

Modern ostracism

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In some remote Papuan tribes, the ultimate punishment was to be banished.  So terrible was the fear of leaving everything familiar behind, people were pretty well behaved.  They only ate guys from the other tribe.

The Vikings also had this punishment.  If a notable was guilty of murder, the council at the Thing might order him to sail away and never come back.

In some societies ostracism was internal.  That is, the banished person Read More

Word from the Dark Side – sugar daddies, the military industrial complex and sex addicts in Asia

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I sit on the fence regarding global warming, especially its most pernicious claimed effects.  I used to be a believer, but when I was a kid, by 2019 we were supposed to be under water or in some sort of post-apocalyptic nightmarescape.  All that’s happened is everyone got fat and there’s a brain-sucking virus stealing our young women called Instagram.  In any case, I found this article about research from Finland and Japan interesting.  It suggests that a lot of it might be galactic cosmic rays.

There’s a big boom in Read More

Adventures in communism – communications

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[Written in Africa]

Newcomers very quickly learn a vital lesson: our phone calls are monitored.  If you criticize the government you may find the line suddenly goes dead.  Do it too often and you may find that you have trouble getting permits to travel outside the city.  Or you may get deported.  One has to train one’s family overseas not to discuss certain issue over the phone.

This is a pity because Read More

Recommend podcasts

I love podcasts, radio and anything like that.  Always have, since I was a little kid and would run to the radio every time they played the Never Ending Story song or the next installment of Wipperginnie, a children’s adventure series that somehow never made it online.

A brain-deadening chore like hanging up the washing becomes a welcome bit of chill time if you’ve something interesting to listen to.  I once became so distracted by an account of an Antifa-related cult that I almost fell off a balcony nine stories to my grisly doom.  My last thought would have been, “What a stupid thing to do . . . but gee, they really are like a cult, for example how they SPLAT”.

I guess I wouldn’t really think splat, I would just splat.

I listen to so many podcasts that usually I’ve already heard everything and get frustrated because I want MOAR.  So please recommend any that you think are good.

To give you an idea, here are some that I enjoy: Read More

Assimilation and Miscegenation

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There’s a favourite saying on the racial right: ‘The only assimilation is miscegenation’.  In other words, immigrants from disparate backgrounds and heritage populations will only truly assimilate, or become a ‘melting pot’, if they are rooting each other and producing little halfie babies that are the physical and cultural embodiment of this mixing.

Without the shagging, immigrant populations will remain separate, distinct and perhaps at loggerheads with the host peoples even centuries hence.

Let’s look at a few societies at various points along this continuum:

US heritage population: most white Americans are Read More

Adventures in communism – religion

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While I’m not religious, I’ve got some respect for the stuff.  It helps people to do courageous things they’d otherwise be too afraid to do.  Sometimes of course these are courageous bad things, like suicide bombings or driving trucks into us.  In other cases they are good things.  I’m especially impressed by the Quakers who dared to hide Jews from the Nazis.  Many of them got caught and suffered the same fate.  A lot of Quakers died in the Holocaust for this reason.

You’d have to be pretty goddamn brave to Read More

Word from the Dark Side – waskally Ukrainian brides, mind viruses and the cost of virginity (updated)

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In our Brave Woke World, what happens when gays go head to head with Muslims?  What happens is, the ultra-woke chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission twists and turns in hilarious ways as he tries to square the circle.  And then he does this:

Some people gasp at my adage, ‘Never do anything good.’  But it has served me well so far.  Here is an example of a good Samaritan in Australia who’s probably now saying the same thing.

Stop press!  I just found a Read More