Prince Rupert’s Revenge

In my youth, it was possible to have cordial and even friendly relations with people in the Progressive cult. I spent many hours debating my lefty friends over drinks, about the defects of various central planning schemes. Anyone my age or older remembers the way these debates would go. One side talked about economic justice for the working class, while the other side talked about the glory of free markets. Usually, the “right-winger” would bring up the Soviets, as an example of the failures of central planning and socialism.

Often, one side or the other would get mad, but it was rarely personal. People get hot in political debates, mostly because we are social animals. Conflict with people inside our group vexes us. It makes us uncomfortable. That was the thing. Liberals and non-liberals could operate in the same peer group. The reason is the Left and Right back then, agreed on the goals. Both sides wanted prosperity. The Left believed socialism produced equitable plenty, while the Right believed a rising tide lifted all boats.

Thinking back, a strange thing happened in the 1990’s, with regards to my own debates with lefty friends and acquaintances. The debates in the 90’s were almost all about the peculiar personal lives of Bill and Hillary Clinton. The Right was always scandal mongering and the Left was conjuring novel defenses for the degeneracy of Bill Clinton and the personal corruption of Hillary. These revolved around Red Team/Blue Team scat fights, that had little to do with policy or ideology. It was just ritualized tribal warfare.

That changed instantly with the 2000 election. All of my lefty friends and acquaintances went insane overnight.  They hated Bush with the intensity of a fanatic. The wars made it impossible to have a discussion with the Left, outside of things like the weather. Granted, many of us were naive about the lunacy of the neocons and what they were planning, but the Left’s opposition was never more than shrieking madness. How does one debate someone who thinks Halliburton controls the weather and attacked New Orleans?

I remember thinking my lefty friends would return to sanity after Bush left office, but that never happened. A few stopped foaming at the mouth, but for the most part, they crossed into a realm from which there is no return. In the Obama years, they went from one peculiar fad to the next. One week it was homosexual marriage, while the next week it was claims about sex being a social construct. There’s simply no discussion, much less debating, the racial and sexual utopia that is now the center of the Progressive cult.

Looking back, it’s useful to think about the fight between the official Left and the official Right as a set piece battle on an agreed upon battlefield. At the center of both lines was economics. The Right had religious archers and the constitutional conservatives on the flanks, but the center of the army was formed around economic issues. Similarly, the Left had race hustlers, second and third wave feminists on the flanks, but their main line troops, the center of the line, were economic Utopians. They were the main army.

The collapse of the Soviet Union had an enormous impact on the ruling classes of the West. In America, it meant the center of the Progressive army broke and fled in all directions. The flanks, however, the racial justice warriors, the gender dragoons and exotic identity battalions rushed into the center, forming a new main line of the Left. The Right, despite carrying the day, was too busy setting up battlefield trophies to notice that the Left had reformed around sexual and racial fanatics, so they promptly surrendered.

A curious thing is happening to this new center of the Progressive battle line. Their moral certainty about the innate equality of man and his infinite malleability, is crumbling in the face of scientific reality. The release of David Reich’s book is the latest direct hit on Boasian anthropology. The response from the soft sciences, which has been a key intellectual authority for the blank slate Progressives, looks like a panicked flight from the battle field. They simply have no answer to what genetic research is revealing about man.

The tent pole holding up modern Progressivism is the assertion that all humans are essentially the same and that the observable differences are trivial. All of the Left’s arguments spring from that belief. It’s why they insist the magic of white privilege is the reason black crime is so high or rape culture is why girls don’t go into STEM fields at the same rate as boys. In other words, magic is a plausible answer, as long as reality is ruled out as an option. Biological realism explodes the center of Progressive theology.

That’s what we see happening all over the human sciences. Twenty years ago, some guy in a cardigan could claim that racism was learned behavior and their was no biological basis for race. He could be held up as an intellectual authority and therefore, a moral authority. Genetics is undermining the intellectual authority of those preaching cultural anthropology, multiculturalism and the blank slate. The main line of the Progressive army is suddenly looking like a bunch of primitives chanting oogily-boogily.

It’s tempting to say I’m getting ahead of myself, but we have millions of people relying on DNA services to map their ancestry. Genetics is promising new cures for disease and soon, people will be able to get their intellectual destiny for $50. It will not be long before some clever fertility lab begins offering bespoke artificial insemination, using donors with desirable traits, based on their genetics. There’s some of that happening now. People are becoming habituated to the idea that humans are different, because of biology, not culture.

The question, of course, is where does the Left go now. In the late 19th and early 20th century, what we call Progressivism was mostly a Protestant crusade. In the 20th century, they shifted to embracing  the economic utopianism of socialism, with racial and sexual politics as side acts. For the last three decades, the dream of sexual and racial utopias has been the dominant theme of the Left. Once the blank slate is broken on the wheel of biological reality, what comes next? What replaces the center of the line?

The answer could be nothing. There are many currents to American history, but the dominant one is what John Derbyshire calls the Cold Civil War. It is our inheritance from the mother country. The story of America has been the good whites and bad whites, the Roundheads and Cavaliers, fighting for control of the country. It’s also a conflict of visions, where the Roundheads always embraced extreme egalitarianism, while the Right has embraced the natural hierarchy of man. Maybe the end is a Cavalier victory after all.

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MAA Shyuejinn
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Alas! If only the Regressives were willing to admit intellectual defeat. There are several generations of fully indoctrinated graduates of lefty schools who will never give up the true faith, especially not in the face of right wing “mouth-breathing racists, xenophobes, misogynists etc.”

Saml Adams
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Recall something I read years ago–might have been in one of Robert Ruark’s books on hunting in Africa. Was to the effect that if one merely wounded a Cape Buffalo, the hunter needed to beware that the remaining life in the animal would solely focus on trying to stomp the hunter into a bloody puddle before dying. Living deep behind enemy lines, exactly what I observe here.

Dan Kurt
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re: Cape Buffalo OKA “Black Death”
A newer book than any of Ruark’s and not fiction is the book Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter’s Adventures in the African Bush by Peter H. Capstick (1978): http://tiny.cc/urycsy

Dan Kurt

LFMayor
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Excellent sir. Big Capstick fan here. I would propose, with sifter raised, your situation would be best seen too by a double express rifle in a 405 Jeffries or a 416 Rigby.
I jest, of course, get yourself a nice short kalash or stoner. But think of the bragging rights if you shot your way out of encirclement using an Africa class caliber! Be sure and use warthog ivory for the bead, as it doesn’t yellow.

JohnTyler
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I read all some of Capstick’s books and based on his description going after a wounded leopard is by far the most dangerous task of a for hire, legit big game hunter and guide. As he describes, a wounded leopard will crawl into very thick brush – where the visibility is near zero – and wait silently while he had to crawl in on his hands and knees to find and finish off the wounded (and very pissed off) animal . He literally had to put on a sort of armored vest in doing this. Check out the books by… Read more »
Saml Adams
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If I recall a short double barreled 12 gauge was the weapon of choice for that. Big hogs in heavy palmetto scrub cover are not much better.

Glen Filthie
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Not so. I was brought up and raised by an enlightened family of educated liberals. Powerful, assertive women, check. Token homosexuals, check. Non-stop virtue signalling, check. Rigid thought and speech policing, check. Unfortunately for them, there’s any number of hatey, deplorable minds out there. Guys like you and our blog host, for example. They are the worst, the truly evil: they don’t sand bag you with hatey slogans, vile thought crime, or radical right wing propaganda. They just notice things. They point them out to you, and ask YOU what you think of it? The questions are the kind where… Read more »
Currahee
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Each one teach one:

“Everything they taught you about race is a lie.”

Ron
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Reminds me of Jordan Peterson’s admonition: Don’t lie. Especially to yourself. The horrors of Concentration camps, gulags, and cultural revolutions started when the people lied to themselves, admiring the imaginary clothes the emperor was wearing, even though his evil intentions were laid bare for all to see.

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A lot of people will say that the blank slate began with Locke, but Hobbes in Leviathan says that differences in intelligence must be minimal because men tend to envy what others have that they don’t and he has never seen a man envious of another man’s intelligence. This of course raises the question of what Hobbes himself envied in other men, but that is another matter entirely. Since both Hobbes and Locke based their main political works on a supposed state of nature and man’s organizational response to it, and the fact that Hobbes had first crack in the… Read more »
Roulf
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Indeed and of all the men of the West who have tried and failed to form a just government our founders could have done much worse. It must have been pretty disconcerting for them to watch those hapless French strut around, talking like libertarians while acting like Mugabe’s angry apes.

Leaving out the federal/state check was a fatal error. The irony of progressives today suddenly discovering and extolling its virtues is incredibly rich. Alas, if only that separation could be applied further still and we be freed from them. I can think of no better outcome.

LineInTheSand
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Roulf, can you expound on the “federal/state check?” Didn’t the Civil War and the 14th Amendment kill federalism, not some flaw in the Constitution?

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That and making the senate a popular election, rather than an appointment by state legislatures. Doing that made senate elections almost totally dependent on out of state money and influence.

Roulf
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Briefly spoke with my father this morning about all of this and he brought up the need for legislative term limits again. He told me he has lost all faith in the current electorate. He’s a lifelong Republican/RNC donor. Evidently this data coming in on election fraud has them worried.

Ursula
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Term limits will accomplish nothing so long as the donor-oriented political apparatus remains unchanged. The politicians are all replaceable widgets serving a robust, well-oiled machine that’s operated by the jackals of the oligarchs and corporate behemoths. In fact, term limits will offer relief to the Powers That Be by curtailing the length of service by the rare noble politician with scruples whose constituents might benefit from a longer time in office but whose actions displease the powerful.

Roulf
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Given what has happened the last 230 years, I do not personally feel that the Constitution provided the safeguards necessary to facilitate an effective division of federal powers. Especially when compared to the hard check expressly written in the earlier AC. Just my opinion though. That Article IV was flawed was a matter of heated contention at the time and the attempt to strengthen it with the 10th Amendment clearly failed with the SC ruling that it ‘added nothing’ to the Constitution. But whether by some legislative error or not, your point that our current monolithic state is the cause… Read more »
Zeroth Tollrants
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This is all very easy to suss out when you realize that Hobbes and Locke were coming to the “blank slate” mentality with only white men such as themselves in mind. You can see why, just looking around, without any IQ data, they might think, “Huh, if educated & motivated equally, we’d all be roughly the same.” The weren’t even figuring other races into this equation, only modern liberals did that.

Clayton Barnett
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Or, in one last, horrible spasm, the Left outlaws science in the US. Don’t laugh: let me show you a bridge in Florida.

Glen Filthie
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Reality cares little for the hopes and aspirations of stupid people, Clayton. You can no more outlaw science than you can free speech. You can subvert or pervert it for awhile, but eventually it comes back to you.

Singh
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Most research is done in teams now so they can attack the funding & slow down new breakthroughs for awhile.

This leads to that particular field not making headlines, therefore becoming marginalized, and Progressives able to reassert the narrative.

Things are already moving in this direction, within the West.

JohnTyler
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You may not be able to outlaw free speech forever, but you can for a real long time. Enough time to totally destroy a nation and exterminate millions of people.
Think the USSR, N.Korea, Cuba, China, and all the former Eastern European communist nations.

These nations suspended reality anywhere from 45 years to 70 years, and Cuba, NKorea are still at it.

Any reality you choose can be “created” if given enough propaganda, terror and mass murder.

DriesNK
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Or render real science a laughing stock with proliferation of gender/race studies, which we are forced to accept as real sciences. We have Latinx studies, feminist Newton-free physics and now Afrocentric math.

Dutch
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Funny how that bridge failure dropped off the news, about 30 seconds after the background diversity circumstances of the engineering were revealed

Karl McHungus
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They forgot to order some diversity gravity, to go with the diversity cement.

Zeroth Tollrants
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The glowing stories of a walk bridge designed by a Laaaaaatinx and built by her family company that got the job through the “screw whitey” diversity awarding of contracts. How she brought her daughter to work, to show off the bridge, as a testament to what STRONG, BROWN, IMMIGRANT WOMEN WITH STEM DEGREES could accomplish, just days before murdering innocent members of the community. It was beautiful. It reminded me of that chick they tried to prop up as the next Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Whatshername, and that Theranos company, before it was revealed that was a complete scamola. I was… Read more »
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Except that before Clinton, Judge Bork, then the High Tech Lynching of Claraence Thomas with first unpresented, then unsubstantiated accusations by Anita Hill.
The boorish words were to have been so horrible – the left said – he shouldn’t be justice.
Then they elected a known sexual predator to the Presidency.

Holiday Inn
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Erasing America’s history. Take down statues, repeal the Bill of Rights, redefine the founding and founders as evil.

Wilbur Hassenfus
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“where does the Left go now” They still control the media, they’re establishing control of information on unofficial outlets like Facebook shares, and you can get fired for telling the truth at work. Relatively few educated Americans are aware that intelligence is so strongly heritable, fewer are aware that other cognitive traits are. This will not change. People know that some believe these things, but beliefs (true or not) that’ll get you fired are low-status. That makes them un-“intellectual” by definition — the current-year definition, not the real one. And remember that in Cult theology, you get extra points for… Read more »
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They control the media. They control the formal educational system from pre-K through graduate school. They control Hollywood (which is to say, the informal/adult education system). They control the permanent government.

Oh yea, and now Facebook/Twitter/Google too. Hard to get too worked up about that.

Wilbur Hassenfus
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You’ll get worked up (briefly, until you turn the TV back on) if ZMan can’t find a domain registrar or a hosting company that’ll dare do business with a thought criminal.

Our thing here is more fragile than you realize. Of course, maybe it amounts to nothing either way if the sane remnant keep each other company online while the lights go out.

Maybe people will go Covington sooner if they’re stranded in meat space, though if they do, the FBI will only roll them up anyway.

Drake
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Yes – American politics made sense during the Cold War. The threat of the Soviet block and the obvious brutality and failure of all things communist put a hard stop on how far left anyone in American politics could go.

I naively thought the collapse of the Soviet Union and it’s satellite states would forever discredit communists. Instead it removed all restraint from the progressives and allowed them to rocket leftward faster than I could have believed.

Rod1963
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A lot of the blame can be placed on Clinton along with the DLC that abandoned the white blue collars and middle-class in favor of urban professionals and minorities when he promoted NAFTA, PNTR with China, etc. See when Clinton did the full tilt corporate boogie – he also had to take almost all economic issues off the table so as not offend his corporate donors and keep the voters from noticing he just raped them economically. So the party focuses on social and sexual issues. Hence the silence from the Left leadership and talking heads on “free trade”, Off-shoring,… Read more »
Ron
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I thought so too. But killing the monster only allowed its decaying bacteria to spread.

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David Hogg says they are changing the world. I see no let down from them or their evil spawn.

With science going the way it is along with the type of leadership we always get, I predict a Gattaca type world.

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In Gattaca genetics ruled everything, but wasn’t supposed to, iirc. The laws were against people using the technology, but somehow allowed for blood sampling of everyone so that testing could be done on the sly, only it was an open secret that everyone was doing it, and it wasn’t policed. This is equal to the government outsourcing the monitoring and direction of culture and policing of speech to large corporations that we see going on around us today. The amazing thing is that I remember when the left was terrified of this situation coming up in the future when I… Read more »
Glen Filthie
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Too early to tell. One thing you got entirely correct was that the Prog line has collapsed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qpg6P1PNWR8 This is the chick that almost lost her job because she exposed a classroom of sexually disturbed millennial snowflakes to ideas they didn’t agree with. The SJW administrators took it up the chute when the whole thing went public. Gory details here: https://www.therecord.com/news-story/7992232-who-is-lindsay-shepherd-/ Looking into my crystal ball, I am seeing more and more that there is no room on the left for liberals with triple digit IQ’s or the capability of basic critical thought. The movement has fallen to rage heads… Read more »
Dirtnapninja
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The left has constructed a new religion to fill the void left by the decline of Christianity. Its an intolerant, nihilistic religion, and its becoming the official state religion across the anglosphere. if you have ever dealt with fanatics, you know It doesnt matter what is proven scientifically..this will only make fanatics double down and dig in its heels even more. As long as this religion is useful tot he elites, its power will grow.

Issac
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It need not even come to denial. “Necessary but insufficient,” will be the phrase of choice.

“Sure, races and real and have significant mean IQ diffirence as well as proclivity to conflict or time preference, but the only way to explain the CURRENT STATE of black poverty is that AND racism.”

That will be the approximate template going forward if and when the dam breaks on HBD. To allow anything less would be to dissolve the global project.

Singh
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How is that any different from christianity?

Remember what christianity behaves like as a minority, progs are the same।।

http://mosmaiorum.org/persecution_list.html

Tykebomb
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Progs are a lying bunch. They’ll go to gene clinic to design their genetically perfect baby in the morning and protest institutional racism in the afternoon.

black flag corsair
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Yes, they lie like it was an Olympic event. Let’s not forget that, in addition, if it weren’t for double standards they wouldn’t have any, and they have absolutely no sense of irony.

Shrugger
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Genius metaphor Z, your order of battle for each side.

I’ve been thinking that the ultimate goal behind these genetic ancestry firms is to promote the idea that we’re all mongrels–the German guy who’s shocked to find out he’s part Italian and part Irish, with a hint of Aftrican mixed in. If we’re all mongrels, then guess what? Race really is a social construct after all….

Karl McHungus
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For a start these ancestry companies are all bogus. Not sure why people are even paying for this nonsense; ignorance I guess.

LFMayor
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Is your Great great grandmother Sicilian by chance. A la Tarantino’s True Romance?

Terry Baker
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Zman – your battle line formation idea is brilliant. What is left is the revenge flanks. If they can’t have the future they will destroy it. But they will fail again, like they always do. They are not God. But they want to be Him ever so badly.

TomA
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Outstanding post and I love the classical battlefield analogy, but a deeper point is in order. We are degenerating as a species because affluence is killing fitness selection. Progressives are the vanguard of this decline. This is not a political battle, it’s a fight to restore robustness (e.g. evolutionary excellence) to our species.

Alzaebo
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Just what I was thinking.
Without conflict, we stop breeding.
The pussyhatter’s screech is a mating call to the Dark Triad.

Prog hysteria is then a response to the imminent death of their civilization, perhaps? If vendetta goes on too long, suitable marriage candidates become in short supply.

Wolf Barney
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This is what the late Lawrence Auster (yes, I know he was kind of a jerk, and Jewish) said about the liberals’ deeply-held belief about good whites, bad whites and non-Westerners and the Principle of Non-discrimination: As I have often written, the liberal order articulates the world through a “script” in which there are three characters: the white liberal, who embodies the non-discriminatory virtue of the liberal regime; the white non-liberal, who discriminates against nonwhites and who must be crushed by the white liberal; and the nonwhite/non-Westerner, who either is discriminated against by the white non-liberal or is non-discriminatorily included… Read more »
Alzaebo
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I noticed that they treat “Others” like cardboard characters.

The great strength of the Christian culture is the revolutionary idea of forgiveness. It is simple, yet profound. The weighty problem of considering another’s action means you must think deeply on them as a full human being, warts and wants included. (Admittedly, this can become a weakness if overdone.)

In any other culture- including the Progs- confession leads to even worse punishment.
The Progs are caught in the Puritan predestination trap, editing their kid’s genes while protesting racism.

DLS
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If genetics more and more proves intellectual differences in race groups, a very positive impact might be that the left abandons the racial balkanization they have been promoting since the 60s. After all, if you are part of an intellectually inferior race, wouldn’t you want to pretend that races don’t really exist? Forget blaming whitey for the differences. I would want to pretend that there are no races, so my blackness would not be perceived as a scarlet N.

Observer
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Another huge fail by ZCuckMan. At this point, I only drop by here to watch him deliberately close his eyes as tight as he can & wail about how he can’t see. Any discussion of America’s cultural/ideological/political trends that does not mention the role of our Jewish-dominated Universities & Media is empty & worthless. The Puritans are not the ones in the Ivy League schools, cooking up the newest ways for the status-hungry to signal intelligence & morality. The Roundheads are not the ones filtering every on-air & printed news utterance with an anti-West viewpoint. The WASPs are not the… Read more »
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All in the frame of reference. Maybe someone can come up with a right wing version of the Lorentz transformations.

Alzaebo
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The almond hindbrain thinkers in that genome- politicians and priests, whose forte is emotional manipulation of people- will try to coerce or coopt the forebrain conservatives. Pamela Gellar is hated (coerce), and Einstein was a marxist member (coopt).

This is the pattern in all genomes; every society forms two dominant sides.
Heinlein was right about the minority hated by all right thinking people.

Perhaps it’s as simple as not one, but two, primary GUI processors. Culture influences traits, and barking monkeys outnumber the planning monkeys.
Even amongst the Master race, the gods come to earth.

Alzaebo
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He’s bored by it, and doesn’t want to fall in a rut.

I notice my own mind instinctively sniffing for hints as it seeks factoids to fit the model.

This patterning is exactly how the religious mechanism works. We seek to verify if our model- our worldview- is accurate, or viable.

It feels like a peculiar fascination.
Thank goodness people focus on other subjects, such as wood lice, energy transforms, or Roundhead roots.

Ivar
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The grand strategy of the fanatics is to bring in/breed enough of the Third World, so that they, the old bat feminists and the metrosexual ya yas can permanently rule. They may have sunk themselves by too much triumphalism too soon. I hope so.

Tax Slave
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It all changed around 2000? Hmmmm…about the same time as proliferation of the Internet as a news source.

Again, I blame the Internet. To those who disagree, Marshall McLuhan would say ‘you are focused on the content of the medium, and not the general overarching effect of the medium.’

The upside of the Internet is obvious. It was the death knell of the MSM. The downside is that it gives both credence to loonyness and creates a hive mind.

Alzaebo
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Unknowable effects, same as Gutenberg, radio, and TV programming. So true.

JohnTyler
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“….The question, of course, is where does the Left go now……” Do not fret, they will invent some other cause to rally the troops. The Hitler Stalin Pact did not destroy the CPUSA, nor the left, and neither did the dissolution of the gangster run USSR. They have more recently latched onto the LGBT, BLM, Occupy, Women’s, abortion, gender “free” bathrooms, elimination of “he” and “she” from the English lexicon, and elimination of gun rights, free speech, etc. etc. causes to further their agenda. You will note that lefties will embrace ANY cause that disrupts (OK; destroys) traditional family culture… Read more »
abelard Lindsey
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I have a different scenario of how the progressive left will respond to the recent developments in genetic science. They will degenerate into a random opposition and hatred of industrial civilization itself. The current intellectual degeneracy of the left mirrors what Ayn Rand predicted in the early 70’s.

Karl McHungus
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Rand didn’t predict anything, she was just making observations about what was clearly going on in society (t that time).

abelard Lindsey
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What Rand said was that the Left will give up their “religion” despite its failure in technology and economics. Since their progressive ideology has failed as a force for economic development and technological innovation, such things are therefor, decreed as ‘evil” by the progressives. Rand believed that the emergence of what used to be called the “New Left” was a direct result of the failure of Salinism and the USSR, It was the need to base leftism on “new values”, due to its failure in the established values of growth and development that drove the emergence of the “New Left”.… Read more »
Alzaebo
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Good point. They’re trying to offer a new candy. The old one turned stale and sour.

calsdad
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The things that are going on now – were going on then. Just at a lower intensity. It seems that there’s an awful lot of people – especially on the right – who get taken aback by whatever the latest lunacy is coming out of the left. Just using the example of some of the feminist craziness where they want to kill men and have somehow convinced themselves that females can do anything a male can do…….. there seems to be some sort of blindness to the fact that this has been floating around in leftist circles for a LONG… Read more »
Kodos
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Definite thumbs up on your summary history of left-right dialogue. G W Bush era was when the left became nutso. Interesting that *within* the left, at that time peace was largely made after the fact regarding the Gore/Nader split. Lots of acrimony during the election, but everyone united to hate Bush. This isn’t quite true now as there have been more disaffected center-left types who won’t stand for all the identity politics and science-denial regarding trans issues. (Thinking of Sargon, Dave Rubin, etc.) I think I’ve said before that I used to be a left-leaning type who instinctively sneered at… Read more »
Al from da Nort
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Z Man; Love your JFC Fuller’s-ideal-battle-formation explanatory framing of our politics for the last 35 years or so. Highly original and very useful, I’d say. And I mean no condescension at all in saying that. There actually can be good ‘social science’ and this is an example.* The test is: Once you understand the framing, it’s obvious. But you couldn’t have made sense of the dispirit data points before grasping that pattern nor explained the matter concisely. To expand briefly, JFC Fuller was a well educated and highly original UK military theorist who had the rare distinction of being a… Read more »
Alzaebo
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Z and Al for consul and proconsul, as it was done in the great days.

Member

I go back to the 1960s and, yes, in those days the debates were almost all about political economy. Discussion about evoultion and such were sideshows. Today, the debates are mostly about theological issues, such things as the nature of man, err, humankind, and history.

Member

Welcome to the Camp of the Saints, MBlanc. Another castaway.

Alzaebo
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So glad to see the calm, reasoned voice of MBlanc. Bring your friends!

Karl McHungus
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The left is immutable. Not many people seem to grasp that fact. Their inability to change or adapt is their defining characteristic. What they will do, is repaint their little protest slogan’s for the cause du jour. Which is akin to you or I changing the clothes we are wearing.

Member

No more fighting these cruds as if they were us with a different opinion. Like Sean Connery in Capone, do it the Chicago way.

How about that hooker or other sluts they tried to hurt Trump with? No more will that effect the way the right leaning people in the U.S. judge our politicians. We have accepted the lack of probity in them now, so no big deal. (sad, I guess, but there we are)

This is for keeps.

DLS
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“And the world looks just the same
And history ain’t changed
‘Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war”

“There’s nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye”

-The Who

calsdad
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What comes next is an embrace of raw power. You can already see the signs in all the crap going down with that “March For Our Lives” bullshit. In the end – progressive political power has always been about shoving a gun in your face – and your body into a ditch if you didn’t go along. All the rest of it is just the excuse. Even a dictator needs an excuse of some sort to be there in the top seat. What you detailed in your second to last paragraph is just the ever evolving set of excuses the… Read more »
chedolf
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Z – the racial justice warriors, the gender dragoons and exotic identity battalions rushed into the center, forming a new main line of the Left.

Have you read Spandrell on “Bioleninism”? I kept expecting to see links to him in your post. Essential reading.

1: https://bloodyshovel.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/biological-leninism/
2: https://bloodyshovel.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/leninism-and-bioleninism/

Severian
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They can’t stop, so they won’t. They’ll rig the system, like they always do. They’ll go from their current soft, never-heard-of-him Leninism to the real thing. After all, Vanguard Party is not needing DNA test for create proper revolutionary consciousness, comrade.

Eoin Chadwick
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Nightmare : they accept the genetic science and then choose equality anyways, implementing a dysgenics campaign to downwardly equalize races and genders.

Guest
Guest

FYI, your Twitter account has been suspended. Wrongthinker.

Chazz
Guest
I’ve always thought there are two kinds of people; those who feel and those who think. The feel types seem to rely on their endocrine systems for inspiration whereas the think types default to the cerebellum. This divide is readily noticeable when listening to everyday speech. Someone who is heard to say “I feel we should …” is, in my experience, almost certainly a lefty. The guy who says “I think we can …” is most likely to operate a good bit further to the right. The lefty can’t help himself because his feelings become the basis for other feelings;… Read more »
Dutch
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Your observation is also the root of “if you do not feel as I do about things, you are wrong” and a non-person. Reality is open to modification, feelz are not.

Alzaebo
Guest

More biological reality. Nice, fellas.
I hope and pray the wrong people don’t get their hands on this.

Mark Stoval
Guest

DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one
https://www.anonymousconservative.com/blog/

MIT in its Tech magazine is telling us up front that we will be able to tell a newborn’s IQ via its DNA. Oh, did I mention it was MIT?

We are coming to the point where if you don’t believe in DNA differences in the races you more than likely don’t believe there are males and females. (just the two!)

Progressive ideology is a sickness.

Alzaebo
Guest

Remember the freakout with the search for the gay gene, and fears they might end up aborted?

Rod1963
Guest
You don’t see the bigger picture. You just see the shiny toy This stuff is begging to be misused and will be. The government will of course make those DNA IQ tests illegal in hiring, etc. But they’ll be given other names and applied against if you want a corporate job of any kind. They’ll also check for diseases so if you’re prone to cancer, diabetes or your ancestors died of CHF at 45. You don’t get the job. Tech is about control. That’s how the real world works. Not that fantasy shit a bunch of sociopathic nerds are selling… Read more »
Alzaebo
Guest

“And one insurance ring to rule them all”

Christopher Chantrill
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Christopher Chantrill

Humans go for magic when all else fails.

Spud Boy
Guest

Female shooter at YouTube HQ injures three. I guess women shoot as well as they drive…

Eclectic Esoteric
Guest

The blank slate on the wheel of reality is already broken for the left. Biological reality will become nonexistent .

LineInTheSand
Guest

Can someone who knows more history than me relate Z Man’s title,”Prince Rupert’s Revenge,” to the content of the piece?

Observer
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A valid theory should do more than explain past events, or analyze present events. It should also predict future events. So in that spirit, allow me to use my “IT’S THE JOOOS” theory to answer the question that the ZMan has put forth: “Once the blank slate is broken on the wheel of biological reality, what comes next?” To answer that, I will simply imagine what would most benefit the Jewish families who mandate our intellectual & cultural mores. The Jews who teach at our elite universities & direct our media. Namely, what will give their Jewish children & grandchildren… Read more »
Alzaebo
Guest

Full caste system. India, you are spot on.
I would lay odds on all five.

Zeroth Tollrants
Guest

A kind of white man MGTOW. Perhaps even a white balkanization in the country. Eventually, some might come to refer to it as the white ethno-state…hmmm.
Interesting.