Mediocre Man

Notes: I have a new post up behind the green door. This time it is deep thoughts upon viewing the movie Timecop. Well, not exactly deep thoughts. Just some thoughts.


When trying to understand what has gone so terribly wrong with the Occident, observers often point to intelligence as the main driver. The populations of the West are getting dumber, so they are less capable than in the past. This is not to say there are no geniuses today or that there are fewer of them. It’s that their proportion of society is smaller than in the past. It is the smart fraction that is getting smaller. As a result, the progress of the West has slowed and may be in reverse.

The typical way this is explained is this way. Imagine a man dragging a sack of rocks down a road. If he is a large man and the sack has only a few rocks, he can drag the sack as fast as he could walk without it. If on the other hand, he is a small man and the sack has many rocks, he will move much smaller than his capacity. This will show up most prominently when his path is not clear. He may even come to a halt when he comes to a hill or a long incline.

Now, one reason for this decline in intelligence, is the mass invasion from outside the Occident over the last fifty years. Minneapolis is now a dysfunctional city because of the importation of sub-Saharan Africans. The sorts of people who think Ilhan Omar is a great leader will struggle with modernity. The reason these people are trapped in the Neolithic age is they lack the cognitive ability to go much further. California looks like Mexico because it is now full of Mexicans.

Another reason, and most likely the reason for the mass invasion from over the horizon, is white people are getting dumber. A quick look at what average students did in school a century ago makes that clear. Most college freshman would flunk this eighth grade exam or be so offended by it they would need counseling. Ed Dutton has written a book on this issue and continues to do videos explaining the topic. The short version is that white people have been in decline for a long time.

There is another aspect to this that does not get mentioned. That is, the smart fraction in the West may not have changed that much, but the middle fraction has grown rapidly over the last century. Better nutrition and education have swelled the ranks of the mediocre, changing the nature of our societies. Men who used to be supervisors on job sites now run offices. Women who volunteered in the community and kept a good house now run the nation’s human resource departments.

In other words, that man dragging the sack has not changed much. He is not as big and fit as before, but he is pretty close. His sack is larger and heavier, but he also has modern tools to mitigate much of it. He’s not moving anywhere near as fast as he could, but it is not the burden in the sack. It is the regulatory burden he must navigate to even pick up the sack. Around the superior man is an army of mediocrities with a myriad of rules and regulations governing the dragging of sacks.

Everywhere you go in the West, you are confronted with rules and regulations that make little sense at face value. Every business has to have people who spend their days keeping up with the rules, which change constantly. The “compliance officer” has taken the role of the ideological enforcer. Instead of making sure everyone is properly enthusiastic for the latest truth from the party, the compliance officer makes sure everyone is enthusiastic about following the rules.

These rules, of course, are the domain of the mediocre. Now, don’t confuse mediocre with average. Average people know they are average and accept their limitations, while the mediocrity imagines himself as an elite. Every “policy expert” in Washington is sure he knows more about his subject than the people who actually do the work. Every lawyer thinks he is Blackstone. Every politician thinks he is a great historical figure. The mediocrity does not know what he does not know.

This is the reason mediocrities love complex rules. The Mediocre Man loves rules for the same reason small children love large bulky toys. Just as the child lacks the fine dexterity and spatial awareness to manipulate small objects, Mediocre Man lacks the cognitive ability to act independently. He is a man who grasps the rail when going down a few steps, because that’s what you do. His mastery of the rules is proof that he is the smartest man in the room.

This is why the West is so burdened with elaborate and complicated rules that have no obvious point. It’s why Massachusetts now has a curfew to fight Covid. It’s not just that they think Covid is a night stalker, but that an army of mediocre men came up with a plausible sounding, but ultimately absurd, reason for the curfew. The mediocre men in politics, being mediocrities themselves, embraced it for the same reason a toddler picks up the big toy. It’s what makes sense to them.

Mediocre Man and his love of rulemaking is why we have a war on reason and observation in the West. Mediocre Man sees the rules against reading Table 43 of the Unified Crime Report and assumes anyone mentioning its contents broke the rules, which the worst possible crime. There are rules about what you can say about Covid, peace be upon him, so anyone not in full compliance, even if he is right, must be hounded out of polite society. The rules demand it.

None of this is to say that the mass invasion of stupid people and the decline of native intelligence are not factors. In fact, the domination of Mediocre Man may be another result of the Occidental decline. For the same reason we have allowed millions of barbarians to enter our lands, we have allowed Mediocre Man to take the controls of society and drive us into a jungle of rules. It is why Mediocre Man has locked himself in place by a form of regulatory capture.

Just as regulatory agencies are dominated by the industries or interests they are allegedly regulating, Western societies have been captured by those rule loving mediocrities they should be controlling. The smart fraction, like those in the classic science fiction story, find themselves the slaves of stupid people who think they are the masters of the universe. The problem in the West is that it has been taken over by Raskolnikov, who thinks he is Petrovich.

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OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
17 days ago

Women who volunteered in the community and kept a good house now run the nation’s human resource departments.

Heh. I’m feeling that heat right now. They should have just stayed at home, instead I must navigate the daily terrain of emotion, crying, gossiping and the like.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

If you want to see a progressive short-circuit, point out that women’s liberation has led to overall female happiness dropping sharply and 20% being on antidepressants.
Progress!

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Chet Rollins
17 days ago

To their minds, this is progress. It is a safer world with far more care for the precious darlings. Plenty of the women I have worked with just seemed like they were pretending to like work. They’d bought it hook, line and sinker: that you must be passionate about your work. When the sham is revealed, it can be crushing to them.

B125
B125
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

I can literally smell the boxed wine, xanax, depression, hollowness, and kitty litter (maybe BPD for good measure) when dealing with these corporate drones. There is no such thing as a career man – man’s duty is to have a career, and there’s also no such thing as a career woman.

Sometimes it sucks being redpilled, as a normie it was nice not being “aware” of things like female dynamics and the harsh realities of life. I read people too well now.

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

“Take Your Daughter To Work Day” turned out to be a coercive fraud.

threestars
threestars
Member
Reply to  B125
13 days ago

The best way to show that you’re one of those enthusiastic woman-haters who came to our movement from the manosphere is by using “BPD” instead of “borderline”.
Borderline personality disorder is nothing new, and people were talking about it long before any of the mid-IQs who read Roosh or Heartiste ever heard of the thing. They’re the only ones to use the abbreviation, however.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

This whole Covid episode has revealed that most people prefer perceived safety above all else.

These people wish they could crawl back into the womb.

In lieu of that, they are fine with infinite chains and slavery from the State because they feel, “safe.”

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
17 days ago

The western world is an iron cage lined with mink.

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

Was your reference to mink a deliberate nod to the ‘mink panic’ gripping some parts of Europe?

According to leftist rag The Guardian the Danes had some concerns relating to mink and COVID…

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

Heh. No. I hadn’t heard about the Danes’ fear of mink. “Paging Felix Krull to the white courtesy phone!”

Mikep
Mikep
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

Minkophobia is now a hate-crime, as is any mention of fur coats.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

CNN celebrate the slaughter too. The left does like to kill things.- All in the name of the Covid-Cult.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/05/europe/denmark-mink-cull-coronavirus-intl-hnk-scli/index.html

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Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Bilejones
17 days ago

Save the mink; slaughter the Kovid fraudsters.

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

That mink lining is soon to be replaced with burlap.

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

As the old saying goes: every cage has a mink lining..

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Chet Rollins
17 days ago

Not to go all game but it turns out women are happier being feminine women, w masculine men to make them whole, than ‘womyn’ who are ‘men w ginas’. Nature had it right before ‘we’ started to think ‘we’ knew better. What a surprise…

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
17 days ago

In the 80’s, I worked in large office settings of mostly women, and nearly all of them just wanted to be home- with their kids, or trying for kids, or finding a man to have some kids with.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

BTDT. It was one of the pimary reasons I never wanted to be an employer again.

Hoagie
Hoagie
Reply to  Epaminondas
17 days ago

That and Yelp where any harpie can give a disasterous review because she just broke up with your bartender.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Hoagie
17 days ago

And your business can be denounced as racist. Did they keep that feature?

Arthur C.
Arthur C.
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

I think women’s propensities for petty tyranny come from their role of taking care of children.

Women are basically evolved to scold, nag, and punish children all day, every day for many years. And that’s a good thing.

But when this instinct is weaponized for political ends, it becomes an unbearable social toxin.

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  Arthur C.
17 days ago

No. Trust me, that is not a good thing. It destroys childhoods and destroys marriages. Nagging and scolding are female vices, not virtues.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Glenfilthie
17 days ago

And old as time
Proverbs 25:24
It is better to live in a corner of the roof Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.

Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  abprosper
17 days ago

Furthermore from the man who a plethora of wives (Ecc 7:28)
While I was still searching but not finding—I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Stranger in a strange land
16 days ago

I once told an Aunt about mud-slime heaven being 72 virgins. She opined that eternity with 72 women didn’t sound much like heaven to her.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  abprosper
16 days ago

One verse compared a quarrelsome wife to the dripping of a leaky roof. One translation of Prov. 25:24 said that it was better to live on a corner of a roof than in a mansion with a quarrelsome wife. However you translate it the principle is clear. To my eternal dismay, when we first marriage I jokingly suggested to my wife (of 48 years, now) that I might – occasionally – need a bit of nagging. Unfortunately, she took it to heart and completely to seed. She has no idea when to nag and when to refrain. Somedays I understand… Read more »

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  Arthur C.
17 days ago

Exactly, as their neurosis, which some manage to control but others let run free, was installed to help them perceive threats to their children. Quite useful in that context, but very disruptive at the office when triggered by every perceived slight in a competitive environment.

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
17 days ago

but very disruptive at the office when triggered by every perceived slight in a competitive environment.

Ahem. I believe the term you’re looking for is ‘Strong Empowered & Independent Woman’.

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

How about Indulged Shrew?

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
17 days ago

Where’s The Bard when we need him most?

james wilson
james wilson
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

I am woman. Don’t you know that when I think I must speak?

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  james wilson
17 days ago

Helen Reddy (or whoever wrote that piece of dog squat) has much to answer for… While there was a lot of good music in the 70’s, there was a whole bunch of crap as well, and that song was right up near the top.

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  usNthem
17 days ago

I had a liberal white male friend who used to sing, “I am woman, hear me bitch, and I can’t even sew a stitch.” Even the liberal men know. Or at least knew.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  usNthem
16 days ago

According to the Wikipedia entry, “I Am Woman” was written by Australian musicians Helen Reddy and Ray Burton. Hope that bastard Burton got his just disserts for that monstrosity. No accounting for all the trouble he caused with that one “song”.

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

Do they still do productions of The Taming of the Shrew? I imagine your average young actress is so woke she’d convince herself she was acting out the female Holocaust.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Vizzini
17 days ago

TTotS is no longer, I suspect, heavy in the rotation.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Vizzini
16 days ago

Do they still do productions of “The Taming of the Shrew”?

Probably not. WAY too politically incorrect for today’s times.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
16 days ago

No need for the adjective “indulged”.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
17 days ago

Female empowerment/liberation has played no small role in the infantilization of society. Je suis nursery school inmates.

pyrrhus
Reply to  Arthur C.
16 days ago

On the contrary, it’s why most children want to get away from their mothers for as long as possible every day….

Goetz
Goetz
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

Not to mention favoritism.

Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

Just took a new job. It turns out that, due to covid hysteria, the HR dept now gets to interrogate everyone who goes on vacation and is supposed to tell them whether they need to “quarantine” for 14 days when they get back. Of course it would never occur to me to be honest with these bitches about where I’m going but there are lots of sucks and soys here. I’m sure they will cooperate fully with this ridiculous policy and rat out anyone who is foolish enough to tell them where they’re really going. Another nail in the coffin… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  pozymandias
17 days ago

Don’t worry, they know where you’ve been.

You do know they can track your cell phone, don’t you?

You did read all 675 pages (As amended) of the latest employment contract, didn’t you?

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  pozymandias
17 days ago

If they’ll give you 14 days of mandatory sick or other paid leave, why not? Who cares about productivity and critical workers? Most workers poeple paid to be somewhere are decoration or diversity pawns. The bigger the corporate office, or the more government [contractor] the office is, the less essential is any randomly chosen worker. Actually, I know how the system really works: any organization, no matter how hard it tries to avoid it, will have a few positions that are truly critical. So much so HR is often backed into the proverbial corner and must hire the hated white… Read more »

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David Wright
Member
17 days ago

Increasingly in social media the “smart” women let you know they are just that. Always with a Dr. or Phd. with their name.
Useful and reasonably intelligent people are having their noses rubbed in it from their mediocre or AA hired betters. Usually it’s the boss or the government overlord you have to submit to that drives one to despair at the unfairness of it all. I deal with all the time, like many here and muse that those clowns make way more than me and live nice upper middle class lives. And for what?

whitney
Member
Reply to  David Wright
17 days ago

Naomi wolf is apparently having regrets she voted for someone that wants lockdowns because she didn’t notice the four million times he said he would do that beforehand. Which calls to mind her entire life’s work getting getting exposed as garbage accidentally on an English talk show. Hilarious

https://www.thecut.com/2019/05/naomi-wolf-interview-book-error-bbc-interview.html

whitney
Member
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

Classic is right. Apparently, we’re going to live the dunning-kruger effect until it destroys us

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  whitney
16 days ago

But it WON’T be THEIR fault, don’t you know.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

The craziest part is it would have been easily found by anyone who spent ten minutes looking at the source. Sure, “Death Recorded” was misleading, but was still well-defined what it meant to anyone who bothered to look.
And these same schmucks want us all to believe peer review means anything other than gatekeeping.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Chet Rollins
16 days ago

A prog actually RESEARCHING? Shirley!

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

And that condition has only worsened dramatically since Bertrand’s time.

sentry
sentry
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

nvm

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Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  sentry
17 days ago

Hoo boy, sentry. The comments after the article: “how… how dare he!!”

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

Yeats said it better
“The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.”

If I weren’t such a lazy bastard I’d look it up rather than just assume that Yeats was first.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

Russell summarized Dunning-Kruger Effect perfectly.

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ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  whitney
17 days ago

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of the night.” – A.G.

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  ProZNoV
17 days ago

Bullitt county school board would judge that a run-on sentence & the student would get a F. Rightfully so.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Tom K
17 days ago

You should read the whole poem.

(Actually, you really shouldn’t. )

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  ProZNoV
17 days ago

Ginsburg was beloved of Boomers and overrated as Mille Cyrus was in her day.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  abprosper
17 days ago

Mr. NAMBLA himself.

Mockingbird
Reply to  abprosper
17 days ago

I think the line quoted is very good and also the best thing Ginsburg ever wrote. Not the poem, just that line.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Mockingbird
17 days ago

That seems about right,

Montefrío
Member
Reply to  abprosper
17 days ago

Not of this boomer he wasn’t.

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abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Tom K
17 days ago

As prose, sure. Poetry doesn’t qualify.

David Wright
Member
Reply to  whitney
17 days ago

Yes they all deserve it good and hard, unfortunately we get it too.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  David Wright
17 days ago

Difference is, we will endure.

Guest
Guest
Reply to  Penitent Man
17 days ago

Endure?

There’s no reason to think so.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  whitney
16 days ago

Anybody who expects this to affect sales of Wolf’s book (OR its use to support progressive causes) is invited to bid on one or more parcels of that choice bottom land I am offering a scant 5 miles from beautiful downtown South Padre Island, Texas. Cash only, please and in small, unmarked bills.

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  David Wright
17 days ago

I pointed out to a feminist the other day that women will not achieve equality with men until they quit childishly pointing out every “She is the first woman to . . . ” This was pursuant to her yodeling about Kamala Taturk being the first elected female vice-president. I don’t recall a response.

David Wright
Member
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
17 days ago

Just remember that great legal mind Amy Comey Barrett
said in the grilling that anything boys can do, girls can do better.

Peabody
Peabody
Reply to  David Wright
17 days ago

Brings to mind the smug ‘Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astaire did but backwards and in heals.’ Well he was still leading wasn’t he?

Charles St. Charles
Charles St. Charles
Reply to  Peabody
17 days ago

Anyone who says that hasn’t really watched the Astaire/Rogers movies. Besides, what I wouldn’t give for a culture full of Ginger Rogers, instead of the Harpies currently despoiling our peace and leisure.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Peabody
17 days ago

They forget to say that Astaire did his own choreography, not Rogers.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  CompscI
16 days ago

But Ginger Rogers had WAY better gams.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  David Wright
17 days ago

My present work project deals with architectural monographs. Looking at these books, I am truly astonished by the lack of noteworthy female architects. Must be the fault of the Patriarchy…

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

Julia Morgan made some good use of the art nouveau movement incorporated into Victorian architecture. Just dont look at Hearst’s Castle. It’s an abortion of style. Then again, she was either kowtowing to a narcissist or just plain greedy. Hearst was a philistine in every sense of the word.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Penitent Man
16 days ago

Rosebud.

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  David Wright
17 days ago

Amy said that? Well, that disappoints me greatly. Must have been angling for the Susan Collins vote. Fat lot of good that did.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
17 days ago

Somehow they never say “And we can do that with a ten percent smaller brain, too!”

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  Bilejones
17 days ago

Can they rescue people out of a burning building better? It’s so easily cross-examinable.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
16 days ago

Reductio ad absurdum.

Member
Reply to  WhereAreTheVikings
17 days ago

I can’t wait to read the histories that will be written after we finally get our own version of Sharia law – “Kate Brown was the LAST female governor of Oregon. Allahu akbar!”

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  David Wright
17 days ago

A new salient for class warfare?

Guest
Guest
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

As a formula for war and conquest Islam has only perhaps a near peer in Communism. We would be wise to learn from this enemy, truly much to teach us. For example; HALAL. It means “that which you can take.” It means loot, and Booty, pillage. For a more precise formula; “All that is Woke is Halal.” And we take it. This would require adopting other facets and pillars of Islam- I don’t mean the faith. I mean The War. Much to admire; they consider Shirking a mortal sin. Truly, they may have shown us the way. They certainly showed… Read more »

Lineman
Reply to  David Wright
17 days ago

Which is why we need our own Communities and then one day our own country…

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  David Wright
16 days ago

Had an AA Jogger Nurse Practitioner damned near kill me (well, let me die) back in ’10. She saw some very troubling stuff in my bloodwork and didn’t say a damned word. I had to be seen for something else and this time drew a P.A. (white) who looked at my records and asked me if I was aware of some very troubling results in my last bloodwork. I naturally answered in the negative. She referred me to the actual Doctor who took one look at the bloodwork and started ordering more tests including an ultrasound of my liver. After… Read more »

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
17 days ago

The tragedy of human societies is we have never figured out how to keep dysgenic people from reproducing. As societies flourish, people are more insulated from the realities of nature, and weak, parasitic people learn how to take resources from a society and reproduce more people like themselves, or indoctrinate their genetically more gifted peers through mass social shaming. What they lack in intellect they make up for in bulk. There is a plausible theory that Britain became civilized because they executed so many of the low IQ, high impulse people over centuries. Taking this queue, as societies become more… Read more »

Diversity Heretic
Member
Reply to  Chet Rollins
17 days ago

I had a similar reaction. The two long-term solutions to the problem ably set forth by the Z-man are eugenics and restoration of patriarchy. Unfortunately, there will have to be a collapse of the present society, with lots of hardship and loss of life, before those solutions will assert themselves.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
17 days ago

It’s the natural order, for better or worse.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Paintersforms
17 days ago

“Nature is above morality”- that’s my religious foundation, because it was told to me by a dead man, who was telling me about the Other Side.

A tough nut to crack. It would be easier if I had a guide that dealt with more immediate, practical conditions, like other people.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Alzaebo
17 days ago

It is a tough one, because nature has laws. Or probabilities if I remember my physics education correctly.

There’s a chance, though impossibly small, if you let go of a marble you’re holding, it’ll do something other than fall. It won’t do that, of course, but you have to account for it or the equations won’t work. Or something like that, it’s been a long time.

Too much for me. I accept the mystery of it.

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Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Paintersforms
17 days ago

You’ll do better in life, believe me, I know. It’s so hard to focus on the real world because it’s so… transient.

Even my endless shortcomings are unimportant. Abysmal failure is my most outstanding feature- yet I am ever, eternally grateful just to have this chance.


Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Alzaebo
17 days ago

Science shook my faith. Then unknowable unknowns shook my faith in science. Then 10 years of quasi-atheism and failure and existential loneliness. One aimless morning I woke up and wondered why I woke up, not expecting to figure it out, and it occurred to me it was because I was supposed to. It wasn’t my choice to make, and why should I question it? Everybody’s on their journey. I had to hit a bottom of sorts, because I guess I had a big ego that needed to be humbled. (Still do but at least I’m aware of it now.) Maybe… Read more »

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WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  Paintersforms
17 days ago

“Everybody’s on their journey.” That is the truth that sets us all free.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Paintersforms
17 days ago

I have not heard that one. I recall one science book gave this example: Assume you are in an enclosed room right now. There is a finite chance that all the air molecules will randomly migrate to one side of the room, leaving you to asphyxiate. Of course, the odds of that happening are really, really, remote 🙂

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
17 days ago

Yeah it was definitely quantum mechanics. Subatomic particles and all, you had to account for the possibility they behave in strange and unexpected ways. Even ways you can’t conceive of, if I remember. Probability being the point of it. The marble would be the accumulation of all these probabilities— effectively impossible to behave other than what you’d expect— yet there had to be some uncertainty to it or the model didn’t work. So I’m studying the laws of the universe and I’m having to deal with unknowable unknowns, and that struck me as the antithesis of all I’d been taught… Read more »

Mikep
Mikep
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
17 days ago

The problem will probably turn out to be self correcting in the long term.

Bruno the Arrogant
Bruno the Arrogant
Reply to  Chet Rollins
17 days ago

This is one of the reasons I’ve always been a fan of the space program. There won’t be much use for the weak and parasitic on Mars or the Moon, probably for decades or centuries you’ll need to be a highly trained specialist to even book the trip. Any affirmative action hires would likely quickly Darwin themselves out the gene pool.

I figure space will provide the last great filter, in the way oceans used to on earth. Of course, the question is whether we can develop the technology to make colonization viable before we’re overwhelmed with our Marching Morons.

B125
B125
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
17 days ago

Fascist space colonization program. Mars forced breeding program.

Once the colony is set up no more shuttles are allowed and the brown masses will starve by the billions.

Space is the white man’s next domain and I would love to see us try it.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

Assuming we are still “White enough” to solve some of the more pesky problems of interstellar flight. Otherwise, we’ll never leave the earth—colony-wise.

B125
B125
Reply to  CompscI
17 days ago

We had our chance. Given that abundant fossil fuels will never be abundant again, this timeline never made it out.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  B125
16 days ago

Drink much cool-aide? The best evidence is that petroleum is NOT a “fossil fuel” (such as coal) at all but is the result of ongoing processes deep within the crust. I always wondered how so damned much organic material wound up miles under the surface in the first place.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  CompscI
16 days ago

True that. We already do not have the expertise needed to build an F1 rocket engine (first stage engines for the Saturn V booster) even though we have all the original blueprints.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
17 days ago

space will provide the last great filter, in the way oceans used to on earth.”

Arrogant, as a kid of the Apollo Age, that is one of the most profound thoughts I’ve ever seen.

This is all pressure to make us flee the nest.

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Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
17 days ago

Escape into space to avoid a poisoned Earth is a perinneal SF narrative, just a tarted-up version of Noah’s Ark story, when you think about it. Sometimes it is the riff-raff shipped off, space age version of the penal colony. Technologically, any realistic colonization of space of any type is a pipe dream. And, even if we magically got Star Trek like technology, we have that old problem of human nature. Does anyone honestly believe that humans would do any better, say, if they colonized a suitable planet in another star system? Of course not. You cannot escape your nature.… Read more »

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Bruno the Arrogant
16 days ago

You assume the cucks and Karens – mediocrities – will even allow there to BE a “Mars Program”. Their kind cannot understand the need for a horizon and people to explore what lies beyond it. They do not understand what naturally happens to a culture in a petri dish. We were supposed to have had colonies on Luna and Mars by now but a mediocrity called by some “Tricky Dick” killed the space program. He would’ve cut the Apollo program back further but too much was already too far in the pipeline to economically cut it. He had to be… Read more »

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Drew
Drew
Reply to  Chet Rollins
17 days ago

Of course, one issue is that as a society becomes more inbred, it becomes more dysgenic, so weeding out the dumb ones from society and leaving the smart ones to breed results in…more dumb people.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Chet Rollins
17 days ago

it’s a mistake to try

Mother Nature makes stupid people for a reason

james wilson
james wilson
Reply to  Falcone
17 days ago

It’s not nature making so many stupid people, it’s welfare.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  james wilson
17 days ago

Lol true

But I mean as a general rule throughout the ages

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Falcone
17 days ago

Nature has no more Reason than an avalanche or tidal wave.

We do, it is our burden and our joy.
And of all the peoples, the Whites have the greatest amount- our burden, and our joy.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Alzaebo
17 days ago

Nature has its reasons for doing what it does, especially if one adheres to evolutionary theory.

Or better word I should have used, Nature has a “purpose” for doing what it does. That purpose is obviously to keep the species alive and functioning. And to that end stupid people are a part of the species for a purpose.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Chet Rollins
17 days ago

Execution explains criminality reduction primarily (IIRC). Good reference here is, “The Better Angels of Our Nature”, by Steven Pinker.
The rich outbred the poor—at least to the effect of having more surviving offspring. Being “rich” used as a proxy for IQ. The classic book to read on this, “The Son Also Rises” by Gregory Clark.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Chet Rollins
17 days ago

Yes, I have read that hypothesis elsewhere. It certainly is plausible. Britain for a time hung (nay, “hanged”, I beg thee, forgive my wayward grammar) men for what we’d consider minor crimes today — stealing, petty theft, I’d guess minor assaults and such. Hell, we don’t even make those offenders post bond in a lot of cases. To the extent that crime may have a genetic element, this Draconian policy certainly culled the gene pool. When Man won’t do the job (Eugenics by any name), then Nature will do the culling. Ironically in true stone age conditions, high intelligence was… Read more »

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Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
16 days ago

I have maintained for years that if high intelligence were survival positive it wouldn’t be so rare.

370H55V
370H55V
Reply to  Chet Rollins
17 days ago

Back in the day, that wasn’t necessary because most of them died before reproductive age.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Chet Rollins
16 days ago

All that means is that evolution is not operative in civilized societies. Our species ceased to evolve when we created civilization. Dysgenics = DE-evolution. Heaven help our species because mother nature sure as shit won’t. Of course when our current civilization falls and a new dark age descends, there will be a little time for evolution to occur. Or at least for some of the really unfit lines to die out. I especially like the outlook for the “Islamic world”. Currently NO MUD-SLIME NATION feeds itself. Once the global transportation network crashes mud-slimes are gonna starve en masse! I expect… Read more »

Durendal
Durendal
17 days ago

Do we have a plausible way to reverse the current path or are we destined for an Idiocracy?

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Durendal
17 days ago

Idiocracy.

Thing is, even with “perfect” citizens, the Constitutional Republic was never designed to be infinitely scaleable. At some point, it became too big, and it’s been ad-hoc fixes ever since.

No “serious” person wants to discuss a peaceful parting of the ways between groups of states. No, instead the thought is lets crank it up to 11 and bring in a billion people..because we’re a big country, right?

Sigh.

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  Durendal
17 days ago

No, we don’t… but Nature does. We will all be sitting down with Darwin and Murphy when the current order goes into collapse. Wars are an excellent way of culling populations… and Lefty will have legions of expendable cannon fodder to be dealt with.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Glenfilthie
17 days ago

“excellent”- that’s like saying forest fires are an excellent way of clearing deadwood.

The great battle to come will be who controls the forest husbandry program.

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Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Alzaebo
16 days ago

that’s like saying forest fires are an excellent way of clearing deadwood.

Actually, they kinda are. Kali’s recurrent problems with wildfires is a direct result of their failure to clean out the brush. Keep enough tinder lying around and sooner or later you’re gonna have a wildfire. Also, wildfires are nature’s way of returning nutrients to the soil. Nature does a lot of stuff we humans don’t fancy.

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Glenfilthie
16 days ago

Don’t forget Malthus. Absent the explosion of technology he would’ve been proven right long ago.

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Durendal
17 days ago

Methinks the globalist elites know all this. Methinks the covid was a dry run? (Methinks too much, heh heh.)

Bill Mullins
Member
Reply to  Durendal
16 days ago

Neither. The rule of the mediocrities will produce a civilization crash which will effect a culling of disgenic lines. One bright spot is that mud-slimes will suffer disproportionately. (heh, heh) Currently no mud-slime nation feeds itself (something about being stuck in the 7th century keeps ’em from it) so when the global transportation web collapses those bastards are gonna STARVE! Damned skippy. Too good for ’em in my book.

B125
B125
17 days ago

Dysgenics play a role here too. As far as I can tell, liberal whites have a fertility below 1, when you go to the city there are all kinds of childless empowered wimmin and soy men. Or maybe they have 1 kid in their mid 30s.

Christian and rural whites are close to replacement. This makes a big difference over time.

White liberals are the higher IQ ones, but they’re also fucking insane and don’t reproduce in 2020, so at the end of the day conservative whites are smarter.

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

As far as I can tell, liberal whites have a fertility below 1, when you go to the city there are all kinds of childless empowered wimmin and soy men.

I must say I find this to be true from the sample set available to me. Each time I used to be confronted by a leftist soyite, if they riled me to anger, I used to think ‘Yes, but they have no kids… they don’t want kids’.

This makes a big difference over time.

I just wish old time would hurry along.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

‘Yes, but they have no kids… they don’t want kids’.

But they do want kids . . . yours.

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

My neighbor is early 40’s single mom. College-educated yoga teacher that lives off of an inheritance and occasional child support from “deadbeat” babydaddy who stocks shelves at local grocery store and who was too “abusive” to have around anymore but not so much as to prevent a pregnancy at 39.5 after ten years of abusive cohabitation. She was beaming the other day as she showed me a video of her two year old son saying “down with the patriarchy!”, no doubt posted to her socials reaping many likes. She said she also taught her nephew the same. She has no… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

I am Faceberg friends with a goodwhite woman I grew up with.

She lives in a Libtard Whitopia.

She has two sons with her husband.

She regularly crows how she is indoctrinating them with critical race theory.

I want to tell her that joggers will Rob and murder her sons before they graduate high school.

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Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
17 days ago

I ended a long-term, heading for marriage relationship when I realized my good white partner would force my children to hate me with that garbage. Watching her interact with her father and the latent (and not so latent) disrespect she had for him because he was male was enough for me to bolt once I sat and was honest with myself about what I was witnessing. Trying to find another long-term partner who I do not have the same concerns about has been troubling to say the least. The fears are real.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Valley Lurker
17 days ago

Grateful to hear you got out in time. Smart man to watch how she interacts with her father, although sometimes it’s in response to the father being weak and letting his wife rule the roost – then the disrespect is warranted. Find a girlfriend who doesn’t constantly push back against your leadership even in the small things. There are still some out there – best of luck.

Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  3g4me
17 days ago

This time I did. Previous Valley wife was a year into our marriage when she decided she was going to become a full time gamer to fight the patriarchy, or something. Needless to say we did not last long after I refused to stop calling her out for this complete 180 degree change from our dating and engagement where she couldn’t stand to be in a room with a lib. Which leads to my anecdotal conclusion that most of these lib woman are sociopaths at best.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Valley Lurker
17 days ago

I too had a goodwhite fiancée.

I watched her try to MeToo a young man similar to myself.

She tried to MeToo me when I grabbed the eject handle after many red flags were flown.

No regrets about leaving her.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
17 days ago

child abuse

crime against humanity

lock her up

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
17 days ago

I would equally blame the idiot male who chose to marry and procreate with the harridan. Pump and dump if you must, but don’t choose disrespectful and entitled wahmen to bear your sons.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
17 days ago

And to think these lunatics bitch endlessly about Biblical guidelines.

Worse yet, they dream of teaching the rest of us, willing or not.

Moss
Member
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

That poor little boy. We can hope that he’ll wake up one day to the damage that his mom did to him. Statistically, it’s not likely he will.

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  Moss
17 days ago

He will be on the front lines of Antifa with all that misdirected anger.

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

>>College-educated yoga teacher that lives off of an inheritance<<

Good God. This is the reason Colorado turned from solid red to solid blue within one decade from arriving trust-funders. If we could just keep them on the coasts but as one can see the dysgenia is spreading into the heartland. I hate to sound like a commie but it’s a good case for a steep inheritance tax.

Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  Tom K
17 days ago

You’re speaking to my heart, directly. First, had friends flee to CO specifically because it was red. We’ve been saying for years I would join them. Now we’re wondering what would the point be? Second, the branch of my family that wound up with a sizeable inheritance absolutely has made me rethink views on inheritance. I am not proud of that either, because its not like the government is going to use it any better, but yikes. Truly props up their BS lib lifestyle.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Valley Lurker
17 days ago

If you inherit from them use the funds to create a large healthy white family for yourself. Or use it to help Our People in whatever way you see fit. Some would argue that is fruit if the poisonous tree. I’d say it is righting the ship.

Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  Penitent Man
17 days ago

No chance of that unfortunately, but preach!

Member
Reply to  Valley Lurker
17 days ago

I get the impression that a lot of our current problems are due to the fact that there are large amounts of wealth out there that were accumulated decades ago while very little innovation or wealth creation is going on currently. It’s probably why the idea of putting an entire society under house arrest wasn’t immediately laughed out of polite society. People eager to build their own wealth wouldn’t have tolerated it. If you just live on a trust fund anyway it doesn’t matter much if everything is shut down. Then add in all the people who had low paying… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  pozymandias
17 days ago

Yes, the problem of welfare discouraging work of the poor, can be broadened to include the trustafarians, or even the retired. From one point of view, if you are able bodied and not working, you are not pulling your weight and are surplus. Having large numbers of such people is a “luxury” that over long periods of time is probably unsustainable. To be fair, of course many of these people do give something back perhaps volutunteering or helping care for family. It’s hardly a new problem. I’m reminded by Voltaire describing how in 18th century, virtually all of France’s taxes… Read more »

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Tom K
17 days ago

Happens to be CO. Libertarians, good whites, easy living, and thick insulation from the immediacy of multi-culti diversity tolls primed the pump to blue. Also a really feminized population in the urban centers. I actually came from CA and was surprised at how soft and ghey the males are here as well as how hard and aggressive the women are. At least in the front range. For a good example of this, take up rock climbing. Makes sense that the state bird is the colorado yellow-bellied cuck.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

Screwtape, similar experience but different result. Figured a battleground state was less likely to get carpet bombed with diversity imports like more rural northwestern areas (you’ll notice the Enemy understands you don’t defecate where you eat), and where you can do some good. You should get out of the Dvr-Bldr corridor, maybe? Moving from the pit of Sodom to frontrange was a magical experience of seeing women who look like women and men who look like men. Blondes that didn’t come out of a bottle. Yts that not just look, but act yt. Sure, there are too many tatted up… Read more »

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Educated.redneck
17 days ago

Well ER, I managed to get out of the DEN/Boulder metroplex to a more sane county and smaller city this past spring. Much better but not by as much as I had hoped. After seeing my home states in the PNW and CA go full retard I see the same red tide here. There is still some high ground but economics are an issue. The plandemic has of course amplified the issues of shitlib State governments pissing down county and other considerations vis a vis feverish shitlib proximity in general as well. Then there is the recent election where CO… Read more »

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

I’m a non-native myself. Moved from Texas but originally came from the South (TX is not the South). But I married a Colorado native so it would be hard to leave. Maybe move out of the blue county we’re in to a red county. There are too many spear administrators moving in here for comfort so we have to do it before long.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Tom K
17 days ago

If they lose daddy’s largesse in the form of inheritance, they’ll just vote themselves largesse from society. Ever notice the moonshot increase in social programs post-sufferage?

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Penitent Man
17 days ago

But what is “society?” If there are too many rocks in the bag, then the bag has to spring a few holes for the mediocrities to continue the carry. Everybody pretends that the bag is hole-free and then the rocks litter up the landscape with all the homeless rocks. The beautiful cats start stubbing their toes on all the rocks lying around and complaining about the “greatest country in the history of the world.” Meanwhile, the rocks are oblivious.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Tom K
17 days ago

I prefer the “barnacles on the ship” analogy. Every so often the ship must be dry docked and the barnacles scraped off.

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usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  CompscI
17 days ago

And there are tons of barnacles (or carbuncles) that need to be scraped from our society.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  Tom K
17 days ago

Nah, wealth tax, not inheritance tax. No one needs to have literally more money than they can count; history shows it never ends well for society.
And no, Colorado is failing because the local GOPe loves nothing more than slathering on the KY and grabbing their own ankles for the Polis Pole. They are the epitome of “muh principals” and “reaching across the aisle.” Stapleton and Gardner make Lindsay-Whimsy Graham look like John Wayne. This election was extremely frustrating.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Educated.redneck
17 days ago

Nah, wealth tax, not inheritance tax.”

And make ALL income equal, not segregated into patronage categories like ‘passive’ so the Kapitalist rich can’t buy a take over.

of course, if we could enforce our will, we’d get rid of the income tax entirely.
1913 is when we were nuked.

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Alzaebo
17 days ago

If you think making me poor will make your life better, you are sorely mistaken. Commies and socialists have been coming at this problem with the same ass-backward approach for more than a century.

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  Tom K
17 days ago

Thank you, John Denver.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

She’ll be registering her two year old for transition in a few years. These women need to be terminated.

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  3g4me
17 days ago

Sadly chances are. These people are sick. And yet these are the heroes of the dominant culture. The war on boys is real. Destroying a couple of generations of men in the cradle is going to bring the inheritance that we really should be most worried about. There are many ways to “dumb-down” a people. Stunting the testosterone-fueled generative potential of entire generations cannot be underestimated. Sure, they all won’t be stem coders or whatever the latest hardon for IQ proxy is, but God’s gifts to man are as infinite as his love. These boys are being abused into keeping… Read more »

Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

Surely there is a place for them in one of Dantes circles

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

The Anti-Christ is a culture, not one man. I will never submit to his reign.

Guest
Guest
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

Annnd…we’re letting it happen.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  3g4me
17 days ago

3g, nice to hear from you again. Never one to mince words, this one.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  3g4me
17 days ago

You said it, 3g4me. She and her friends will escalate for Facebook domination.

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  Screwtape
17 days ago

No appreciation for the patriarchy of her ancestors that provided the inheritance that allows her sit on her ass all day a pretend that she “works” as a yoga instructor.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Judge Smails
17 days ago

No gratitude, that’s too White.
No Beauty inside- only a caricature.

sentry
sentry
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

White liberals are the higher IQ ones
was this proven though? i’m curious

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  sentry
17 days ago

They conveniently count accreditation as the primary mark of intelligence.

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The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Penitent Man
17 days ago

Skyrocketing grade inflation and plummeting standards have made degrees worthless.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
17 days ago

Undoubtedly. But I have noticed that a psychology or urban planning degree seem to be requirements for all baristas. There must be a special class in those fields that teach you to pour hot liquids and push the “froth” button.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Penitent Man
17 days ago

It’s a supply and demand problem. Degreed folk—especially in faux study fields—are in over supply and as cheap as non degreed folk. Their degree is a proxy for a type of complacent behavior which tells the employer they can be depended upon to do as told and arrive on time for work, perhaps have some numerical and verbal skills—and of course the work required can be taught to a monkey, so that’s no problem. Used to be the other way around, if you had a degree, an employer would turn you down for a job that did not require such… Read more »

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Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  Penitent Man
17 days ago

“People with sleeve tattoos used to make me scared. Now they make me lattes.” Forget where I heard that one…

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Educated.redneck
17 days ago

So many tattoos these days. You have to learn to read them. Is the guy bearing the gadsden snake or kitschy 50s art? Viking iconography and military tattoos or nihilistic imagery and Buddhist crap. It’s like a road map to a person’s belief system once you look. Some hate them. I don’t. I enjoy watching folks and trying to figure them out.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  sentry
17 days ago

Maybe. Plausible that many don’t have what it takes to overcome their education.

OTOH I know a lot formerly-liberal hard righties who are quite intelligent.

Mikep
Mikep
Reply to  sentry
17 days ago

Liberal/woke attitudes should be thought of as the modern equivalent of the foppish clothes that the Dandies of an earlier age wore, totally impractical for any kind of work, which was the whole point. Liberal attitudes state clearly that, ” I don’t have to deal with those people in my day to day life”.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Mikep
17 days ago

OMG. I wondered how the truly outlandish freaks made a living.

The point of such display is- they don’t have to!

Freak is the new status symbol.

This does not bode well. This does not bode well at all.

Guest
Guest
Reply to  sentry
17 days ago

It was peer reviewed.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  sentry
17 days ago

High intelligence does not imply common sense. In fact, it may be true that mental illness is more common in the brilliant. Ted Kacyznski, for example.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

The quality of the sperm and egg go down as one ages

If you want the best and healthiest children, you start having them when young and you build a society to help young parents make it through. Which is how we did it for centuries. And it worked pretty darn well, no?

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Falcone
17 days ago

Too well, it seems. But is there a better way? I can’t think of one off the top of my head.

Just our luck to witness the destruction/renewal part of it.

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Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Paintersforms
17 days ago

I think the only way is getting back to basics and that means forming tight knit communities and where extended families live close by

We have tried everything else and doesn’t work

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Falcone
17 days ago

Right on.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  Paintersforms
17 days ago

As Falcone says, the non-dispersal of families by keeping them in a community is key. Raising younguns without family is much harder. There are other hidden obstacles, too, such as car seat laws. Unless you planned it out years ago to have a family, you’re limited to 2 kids in car seats (which is 12 years old generally) at a time unless you’ve got a spare $40,000 floating around to buy a new minivan or large SUV. Suburbans cost $60,000 plus these days… But we simply need progenic policies back. The current tax benefits per child are a joke unless… Read more »

Bobb
Bobb
Reply to  Educated.redneck
16 days ago

Give me a break. Our ancestors regularly were starving in their 200 sq ft cabin, and had 10-15 kids. They lived on a GDP per capita about a tenth of ours today. People don’t want to sacrifice anything if it means less Marvel, less vacations or a lack of a new car every 5 years. This society is spoiled rotten and people are addicted to consumerist crap. And those policies haven’t worked. Europe, with all those policies, has a far below replacement TFR. Russia has a TFR far below replacement, as does Germany- far below even the sub 2 United… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Falcone
17 days ago

The solution, like so many solutions, can be found in tradition.

Return the age laws back to what they were, let girls be girls. Make puberty legal again.

In Granma’s day, you were an “old maid” if you weren’t married by 18.

Married 14 year olds were common. Sixteen year olds married, working, and traveling was a norm even as recently as the 60s.

The Dick Van Dyke show had an episode where his wife revealed that she had lied on their marriage certificate, that she had really been 15, not the legal 16. (His reply: he choked, sputtering “Fif…fif…ahem!”)

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Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Alzaebo
17 days ago

Short version: people knew and expected that girls became fertile, and built a whole society to accommodate that fact.

Now, we try try to make the girls into men, and wonder at the poor results.

Guest
Guest
Reply to  Alzaebo
17 days ago

How do the by choice powerless implement policy?

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Falcone
17 days ago

And our country isn’t doing this? It’s my understanding that many urban high schools, even middle schools, have day care services. We certainly have the “having them while young” down pat. Building a stable society looks like a tough sell… 😡

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
17 days ago

If our country was going something even remotely like this we’d be growing our numbers

I don’t find Laquisha getting her free childcare in the public schools to be anything close to what our ancestors did to promote and sustain a healthy and growing population

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

Eh, you’re buying their narrative in part there, my man. There’s a sweet spot on the IQ curve for liberals, around 105-115. Typical college educated MC/UMC. Smart enough to convince themselves they are smarter than everyone else, but not smart enough to figure out they’re wrong about that. Dunning-Krueger, in other words. “Midwits” per some. “Above average,” but short of “gifted.” Once you get up to the part of the tail that looks flat at normal resolution, it’s all libertarian spergs and the hard right.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Educated.redneck
17 days ago

I see you are living up to your name. Good comment.

Guest
Guest
Reply to  Educated.redneck
17 days ago

Nah. It was peer reviewed.
That means it’s Science!

370H55V
370H55V
Reply to  Educated.redneck
17 days ago

And they all live in Lake Woebegone.

370H55V
370H55V
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

Amy Coney Barrett 5
Elena Kagan 0

Bill Clinton 3
Mitt Romney 18

Michelle Duggar 19
Sandra Fluke 0

Donald Trump 5
Hillary Clinton 1

further scores available on request

Drew
Drew
17 days ago

The rise of the mediocre pretty much tracks withe expansion of voting rights. The problem with democracy is that most people are unwilling or unable to consider secondary and tertiary consequences, as well as unintended consequences, to decisions that they make. Conversely, wise people consider short and long term consequences, intended and unintended consequences, and the costs and benefits of a decision. Consequently, giving a larger number of dumb people a voice in running things has led to the reduction of social discipline, most notably in education and health care, since most dumb people hate being disciplined in behavior and… Read more »

Tyche
Tyche
17 days ago

Could it be that the managerial roles typically played by competents in the past are now being flooded with midwittery, and that their clear lack of vision, as a result, stifles the intelligence of people who would have once been considered as having the necessary aptitude? What I’m thinking is that bureaucratic red tape reduces the number of instances in which competent people are able to apply their intelligence. And in a way, intelligence is no good if it is a merely latent intelligence; one needs to practically apply his intelligence if he is to be counted as intelligent in… Read more »

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Tyche
17 days ago

What I’m thinking is that bureaucratic red tape reduces the number of instances in which competent people are able to apply their intelligence. I would say this is definitely true. As The Z Man say, there are people who love the rules outright. Typically, new and innovative things may break rules so if you organization consists of red tape totalitarians, they may see such intelligent innovation as a threat. It might also be that higher intelligence tracks to docility In England, I believe that this is on the money. Most very smart people (also those who are highly credentialed) often… Read more »

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

In England, I believe that this is on the money.”
Probably something to do with those 300,000+ non-docile very smart people from England who are currently residing in war graves in France and the lowlands. It always comes back to the genetics, guys. If you kill off your prime breeding stock, you get sub-prime progeny.

Semi-Hemi
Semi-Hemi
Reply to  Tyche
17 days ago

All of this makes me think of Sears and Amazon. Sears could have been Amazon so easily. They just weren’t as smart as Bezos.

james wilson
james wilson
Reply to  Semi-Hemi
17 days ago

Sears was the first Amazon. America was rural and had no place to shop.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Semi-Hemi
17 days ago

Sears was a victim of its history. They never could switch from paper catalogs and USPS to internet web browsers and UPS. Amazon had no such baggage. Creative destruction at its finest.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Tyche
17 days ago

Work itself has evolved in GloboCorp, from complex problem solving, to basically filling in the boxes. It is a function of calibrating the tasks to the capabilities of the people tasked to fill in those boxes. Then you have management following everyone around, making sure all the boxes are filled in properly. The smart ones, instead of solving real problems, are devising new matrices of boxes that can more effectively capture market share, cash flow, and profits. This is all based on “consumer satisfaction” and “customer capture”, and success is measured by the scores on these metrics. It is a… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Dutch
17 days ago

The post-economy economy.
It isn’t about “number of widgets in inventory” anymore.

Perhaps ‘the post-reality’ economy would be more accurate.

How do we measure such a thing? Political science?

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Alzaebo
17 days ago

Some good points above. The USA, the West, have largely lost the ability to make widgets. As luck would have it, we can import widgets from China, as long as we are on good terms and the world still accepts our paper. The widgets aren’t quite up to the quality that America made at her best, but they are a lot cheaper so we really have no right to complain. Besides, nobody knows how to make widgets here any more. They don’t teach how in trade schools any more. Fortunately, we have an abundance of highly degreed people who can… Read more »

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Guest
Guest
Reply to  Dutch
17 days ago

At the end of the day the work must get done, that’s my sweet spot.

I’ve ignored all but the important fill in the boxes for years.

I’m basically a pleasant, helpful and get it done Dick, but it gets done.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Tyche
17 days ago

That’s not a bad speculation. Dutton writes and talks about true genius as pretty anti-social and are loners in the main. I know the universities have efforts to bring in these types. They are set up with resources and few responsibilities other than to pursue whatever bug up the ass they may have and once in awhile be trotted out for publicity purposes. The hope of course is that they will in the end bring prestige to the organization that the typical faculty member can not. Often, they already come with a Nobel under their belt. Sometimes, not, but are… Read more »

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
17 days ago

The mediocre men in politics, being mediocrities themselves, embraced it for the same reason a toddler picks up the big toy. It’s what makes sense to them. These people naturally believe in the system. They also seem to encourage the same beliefs in their children. I am hoping that this surplus of mediocrity does mean that men who can do practical things are going to be highly sought after. I am losing count of people that are having their kids shipped off to university for one of the many ‘studies’ and other valueless career prospects. It seems the number of… Read more »

usNthem
usNthem
17 days ago

Degeneration by regulation. Year after year, decade after decade, new rules and laws are added to the existing monumental pile – it never decreases in size. In many ways, the threat of litigation has been a prime instigator. Just look at the idiotic warning labels on literally any product you purchase. At least back in the day, the majority of mediocrities were White. Now they’re being overtaken by sub-mediocre muds, many of whom have it out for YT and our society, exponentially compounding the problem of rule by the mediocre.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

It’s messed up.

Jack Boniface
Jack Boniface
Member
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

Out here in Insanifornia, dumb voters in 1986 passed Proposition 65. On every public building must be posted a “Prop. 65 warning” about how chemicals there might cause cancer. Because it’s on every building (except homes, so far), everyone ignores it. It’s pointless. But a feast for the lawyers who swindled voters into passing it.
https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/

Marko
Marko
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

When I was living abroad, I remember the distinct lack of police cars.
I also remembered that to get “justice”, if you needed it, you’d need to know somebody powerful. So you traded the nanny state for basically the mafia state. Which is better? Dunno.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Marko
17 days ago

Mafia state. The Nanny state sees itself on the side of angels, so is completely unfettered and undeterred by its own excesses. The Mafia state knows it is illegitimate and knows it can be overthrown at any time, so acts with more restraint.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  c matt
17 days ago

Funny how The Law ends up being its own justification.

B125
B125
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

Yeah, but careful.

I noticed this in mexico, you are certainly “free” in day to day life.

But if you cross the cartel? A crooked cop throws you in jail? Need something done? Need anything?? Not so free anymore.

Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

Not to be glib, but crossing any sort of organized crime seems a bad idea regardless of where you are. Maybe police here are better at mopping up the scene? Police do seem to prevent joggers from burning down their own neighborhoods for sure at least (when they are allowed to do so).

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CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

What was that study from the Netherlands, where they removed road signs in smallish towns and the accident rate went *down*! Seems folk paid more attention than when signs did all the “thinking” for them. Of course, if we had such a policy, what would the burocrats in traffic safety do? Case in point. In my neighborhood, we have street signs that were installed decades ago by the builder. These signs are smallish and fit in with the theme of the development. As happens, some late night accident knocked one of the street signs over. A homeowner called the county… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

In Europe they treat you like an adult

I felt the same thing

I remember buying a beer in Italy and asking the clerk to put it in a brown bag so I could drink it walking around

“Why you need a bag? It’s a nice day and you’re walking around drinking a beer. ”

How refreshing

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Falcone
17 days ago

The open container thing is a sure tell. When I lived in the Far East I always felt a twinge of unease when I’d open a beer in public, but seconds later I’d remember I wasn’t in a nanny state anymore and then a feeling of relief and shame (for my own country) would take over. Hell, you can still buy a Kirin out of a vending machine in Japan.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  KGB
17 days ago

People forget that the Puritans that moved to the north east didn’t do so to establish religious freedom, they did it to establish a Puritan State Monopoly. All that’s happened is that the State has replaced the Church and the Woke has replaced the religion.
It’s no accident that the NE is the source of so much of this nonsense,Genes will out.

“What’s bred in the bone will out in the flesh”
Preceded the discovery of DNA by 400 years.

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  KGB
17 days ago

…you can still buy a Kirin out of a vending machine in Japan.

Sadly, Those are pretty rare these days. Older areas of cities that haven’t had some revitalization effort or shopping center put in, you can still find them. Cigarettes machines, too, though those require a a special card.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Falcone
17 days ago

In more ways than one…

Guest
Guest
Reply to  Falcone
17 days ago

Europe and Russia went through this, England and America didn’t.

The Whitepill is the enemy is the mangiest lot of defectives ever assembled in human history. No, it won’t fix itself.
But if we find our balls at last, its very fixable.

The kinda grey pill is the Left via the Dems may have pushed too far at last, and if they haven’t they’ll keep pushing.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

Indeed. One walks into a grocery store and is hectored by a disembodied female voice over the intercom to wash one’s hands. I sometimes think the intent is to humiliate. Unfortunately, most “Americans” no longer seem able to feel humiliation.

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Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

Take heart sir and remember this: we’re alone together (or something)

WhereAreTheVikings
WhereAreTheVikings
Reply to  Stranger in a strange land
17 days ago

Perfect, Doc. Their inanities are interchangeable.

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CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

“…most “Americans” no longer seem able to feel humiliation.”

Did someone just mention “Tinder”?

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  thezman
17 days ago

Alexander Solzhenitsyn wrote that in Soviet Russia, only the people in the Gulags were really free.

A testament to the fact that they no longer lived in fear that a wrong thought/word/letter would get them turned in by loved ones and sent off. In the Gulag, all that was gone.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  ProZNoV
17 days ago

Back in the cold war days, an American comedian had a joke. Remember the American Express motto “Don’t leave home without it?” He offered Russian Express: “Don’t leave home.” Remarkably well adapted to the pandemic lockdowns.

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  usNthem
17 days ago

I know. I know. It is everywhere in the femosphere countries. Eastern European countries may be slightly better. If these people were really concerned about my safety, I’d like some signs that really help me: You are now entering a black area Warning: Joggers Attention: Traveller’s site nearby. Remove valuables. I suppose I must be grateful for increased signage, in a way it tells me who is my enemy. I am reminded of a story I read some years back relating to I think China Airlines. They got in trouble because they provided leaflets to Chinese tourists pointing out unsafe… Read more »

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  OrangeFrog
17 days ago

A few years ago I read about an app for travelers you could get on your phone that would map high crime areas on your route. Of course it was immediately noticed that it inevitably highlighted black areas and was deemed racist. I believe it was discontinued though dont know for sure. Those are the kind of railings and barriers I’m interested in. I can pretty much manage to not walk of cliffs on my own. Once I was driving through L.A. and because the freeways are completely lined with sound barrier walls and the neighborhoods are hidden, I exited… Read more »

Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  Penitent Man
17 days ago

Having lived there pre-navigation, nothing was more terrifying than getting off on the wrong exit from the LA freeway system. It gets dark & scary fast.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Penitent Man
17 days ago

City-Data.com is the go to when looking for jogger infestations.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  usNthem
17 days ago

“Remove pizza from box before baking.”

Moss
Member
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

“This bag is not a toy”

Peabody
Peabody
17 days ago

Every now and then when I have no patience for even nominally wearing the face diaper (I don’t wear it over my nose – how the hell people breath all covered in those things is a mystery) I order groceries on-line. The last time I ordered 8 items and 2 items were missing when the (White, I think) guy dropped them at my porch and scuttled back to his car. This is the state of things. Amazon society under Rona is revealing how quickly things can fall apart when the general population is not just dumb as a stump but… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Peabody
17 days ago

I wear my mask under my nose and mouth (down around my chin) along with sunglasses and a steely-eyed, pinch-mouthed stare, daring anyone to say anything. I considered ordering groceries but a friend mentioned that half of what you order will be missing or substituted, and they never check expiration dates. So I’ll keep making my dreaded trips until they require proof of vaccination, and then I’ll have to get more creative.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  3g4me
17 days ago

3g4me,

Mrs. P started using the ordered groceries app because she has been forced into helping our teens do online schooling all day, with no end in sight. The substitutions are a bit of a problem but overall she is so happy with the saved time and she may stick with it if they continue to offer it post-covid. If that’s helpful to you.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  3g4me
17 days ago

When I go to Walmart I carry the fag rag in my hand and make a pretense at fumbling with it at the door, as they try to hand me a disposable one. As soon as I get past them, it goes right into my pocket and then I’m in They Live world.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  KGB
17 days ago

It’s none of my bloody business, of course, but unless you just really need to save money, I’d shop anywhere but Walmart. Bear in mind that the larger the corporation, the more evil it is.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
17 days ago

If you could see the before and after pictures of my city’s downtown, you’d weep. Geography precludes me from having any reasonable alternatives.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  KGB
16 days ago

You have my sympathy.

Rich
Member
Reply to  3g4me
17 days ago

I enter the store about 20 minutes before they close and race around with the cart. Helps me to either not wear the mask or wear it under my nose, depending on the number and rank of the face diaper police on door duty.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Rich
17 days ago

My line is very simple:
“If your mask works why are you worried about mine?”
Usually results in shuffling off.

The next step is asking for their full name, and the full name of the manager. Then, “Can you call Mr so-and-so” please.
I need a witness to your discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act”.

I do have a next line but have never had to use it.
(It’s illegal under HIPPA to ask about, or require documentation of, a medical condition)

The condition is, of course, oppositional defiance disorder, just ask the wife,

Peabody
Peabody
Reply to  3g4me
17 days ago

Yeah I only do it when I’m super cranky. Invariably I wind up with brown lettuce, juiceless oranges, limp celery and missing items/bad subs. What a complete shitshow this scam has been.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Peabody
17 days ago

Yet another torpedo amidships the USS Egalitarian. Not all shoppers are created equal.

Epaminondas
Member
17 days ago

When I was a young entrepreneur, I had my own business. At one time, there were a dozen employees in my firm, which was in the service sector. After a harrowing incident in which I had to spend a lot of my own money to keep the business afloat, I realized how parasitical an employee could become. After dumping my partners, I attempted to keep my employees on until they could find another position. Everyone got at least a month of payroll checks beyond what they thought they would get. When the burden was off my shoulders, I vowed never… Read more »

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OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Epaminondas
17 days ago

When the burden was off my shoulders, I vowed never to get into another thicket of clinging employees, tyrannical tax inspectors, and arcane accounting and labor rules.

Yeah. I had often thought about branching out and starting my own business, but this side of things just looked too tedious. You simply wish to provide a service but quickly get taken over by the laborious detail.

In that sense, I’ve always been grateful for the computer revolution.

It is an enemy sometimes, but mostly it is a friend and probably the best tool that we have.

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  Epaminondas
17 days ago

Up here in Canada it has gotten ridiculous. We had a young woman in our calibration lab with a fondness for weed. She’d come to work, literally higher than a kite and I finally lost my shit. I told the manager to either fire that slug or I’d call the CEO and have him do it. She was given the boot that afternoon. She came back with lawyers. Her pot was “medicinal”, dontchya know. Since the company had no stated drug policy in the employee’s handbook, we had to hire her back, institute a clear cut drug policy, THEN fire… Read more »

Apex Predator
Apex Predator
Reply to  Glenfilthie
17 days ago

If only… then when they DON’T get hired they bring the same army of lawyers this bitch used to get re-hired and sue you for discrimination. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. This is why this whole thing needs a giant reset. There is no way out of this feedback loop of poz.

Moss
Member
Reply to  Apex Predator
17 days ago

No way to reform the system for sure. The challenge is continuing to feed yourself and family while it shakes itself apart. And avoid getting any of it on you.
They don’t make sanitizer that can kill the current modern virus.

Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  Glenfilthie
17 days ago

Your best answer to the problem would dramatically narrow the field of acceptable candidates

Technojunkie
Technojunkie
Reply to  Epaminondas
17 days ago

You should read “Starving the Monkeys” by Tom Baugh. He had the same experience. Outstanding book.

Moss
Member
Reply to  Technojunkie
17 days ago

+1 for Starving the Monkeys. Even though I fed a monkey by buying it on Amazon.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Epaminondas
17 days ago

Employee problems come in all flavors, from all directions. In the third world (and third world enclaves around us), employees are extended family only. It is the recipe for survival, employee disciplinary leverage, and account book engineering (for the tax man). Even in the third world, enterprises adapt to conditions and situations on the ground.

Montefrío
Member
Reply to  Dutch
17 days ago

Especially in the third world!

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Dutch
17 days ago

Not only for third worlders. Unless times have changed, family business in the USA is exempt from many laws, including child labor regs 🙂

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Epaminondas
17 days ago

The only ship that is sinking as it sails is a Partnership.

Arthur C.
Arthur C.
17 days ago

Spandrell’s “IQ Shredders” thesis is also interesting. It’s similar to, but goes beyond, the familiar argument that “well-educated people have less kids.”

It says that big, stable, rich cities systematically attract super-elite people from home and abroad, plug them into a competetive rat race which exploits their talents, but usually leaves them with a birth rate less than 1. This absolutely annihilates IQ in the long term. These metropolises are thus “IQ shredders.”

B125
B125
Reply to  Arthur C.
17 days ago

Is that even true anymore?

Big western cities seem so packed with 3rd worlders now that they’re less attractive.

Toronto, for instance, is overrun with refugees and blacks, Indians and arabs. Wealthy Chinese are buying condos like crazy, cool hangout spots are being torn down for 90 story condos. It’s not like the old days when a young professional could still get a pretty cheap place in a big city and go out every weekend. 2nd tier cities seem more attractive now.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

The growth of glass towers along the lakefront Gardiner Expressway in the past 2 decades is astounding. Nearly a decade ago I was at a worksite my company had in Mississauga and many of the employees, who were making a decent, middle class wage, told me that they had moved to St. Catherine’s, braving the QEW parking lot each day, because that’s where they could afford a home.

B125
B125
Reply to  KGB
17 days ago

Exactly… and it’s not young grads moving to the big city so much… mostly rich foreigners, rich Canadiands who are supporting their kids’ lifestyle, and AirBnb. 500k for a tiny 1 bedroom.

Mississauga was a 3rd world sh-thole 15 years ago and believe me it’s only gotten worse. Its approaching that Muslim inflection point, 12% as of 2016.

GTA must have been paradise in the 70s and 80s, shockingly it’s still alright but they are killing the golden goose with never ending immigration :(. St catharines is next.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

Fortunately I’m behind the Niagara River firewall.

Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  B125
17 days ago

What’s it like in what you all call the Marilyn Monroe towers?

B125
B125
Reply to  Stranger in a strange land
17 days ago

Never been inside. It has a reputation of being full of drug dealers, and “escorts”/hookers. Then again, given the demographics, it’s hardly surprising. But not particularly dangerous, you won’t get shot (for now). Just seedy and uncomfortable for women.

They market these condos as trendy and nice but it’s all the same, 3rd world mainly indians pakistanis and arabs. Condos everywhere. Slums by 2050. If you have to, choose an asian condo not a subcontinental one.

Curvy glass exterior can’t overcome demographics (destiny).

B125
B125
Reply to  Stranger in a strange land
17 days ago

It’s night time, Youssaf and Hamzah are rolling around in their 2012 bmw with black windows, vaping out the side.

Broo,broo, wallah they run into another group of mystery mud/desert gold chain types driving an 04 impreza, no muffler.

Nobody knows where they work or where they get their money from. They are nocturnal. Drugs? Gangs? Fakers? Who knows. Probably all 3.

This is what those buildings are like. Sketchy but not overtly dangerous. Scarborough is pretty much the same.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country