The Elect

Note: Lots of additional material this week. Over on Taki I have a post up about the great holiday movie It’s a Wonderful Movie. Behind the green door I have a post up about the YouTube/Livestream subculture. For those looking for some soothing sounds of reasonable analysis and conversation, here is some of that.


A recurring feature of the government Covid efforts is the people issuing various public health edicts violating those edicts. The self-righteous lectures about mask wearing from a sanctimonious politician are followed by pics of that politician going around without a mask at some swanky event. Restaurants all over the country have been closed, but special exceptions are always made for the politicians. These stories of official perfidy have become a staple of the outrage media.

One of the more amusing examples was from Rhode Island where the governess there has been carrying on like an overprotective mother, demanding that everyone stay home for the holidays. Meanwhile she is getting tanked up with other hens at a wine and paint party. The latest is the coordinator of the White House coronavirus response, who has been telling people to stay in hiding for the holidays. Meanwhile, she had a big family bash at one of her mansions over Thanksgiving.

Of course, these stories are waived around as examples of the hypocrisy and sense of entitlement common in the political class. There is an assumption that the people contradicting their own lectures know the lectures are nonsense. They know the mask wearing and other rules are ridiculous. They just like playing dictator. In contrast, these stories are sometimes presented as examples of how these people think they are above the rules, as if they are members of an aristocracy.

The latter is probably closer to the truth. The fact is, few people in elected office have the smarts to know if any of these policies make sense. It is monkey see, monkey do with these local politicians. They see a politician in another state getting noticed for an innovative torment and they race to match it. We live in the age of gesture politics, which means showing you care is all that matters. Covid allows these tiny tyrants to show they care by imposing restrictions on the rest of us.

What we are seeing is the results of the managerial class that formed up in the last century, having become class aware. These people see themselves as more than just experts tasked with managing society, the economy, education and so on. They are now an indispensable class, the fulcrum of society. There is no aspect of society that is off-limits to their machinations, because in their understanding of themselves and their role in society, no area of society can exist without their attention.

Therefore, you never hear any mention of constitutional liberties or constitutional rights when they are holding forth on their latest Covid edicts. You will also note that with some rare exceptions, political alignment has made no difference. Politicians of both parties have been participating in the orgy of rulemaking in response to Covid. What we have seen this year is the mask drop. The political divide in America is no longer Democrat and Republican, but the managerial class and the rest of us.

This new class awareness comes with a strong moral component. They see themselves as an elect, chosen by the people, based on merit, to manage society. It is why they often carry on as if what they are doing is a great burden. Like a mother saying “this will hurt me more than it will hurt you” when disciplining her child, the new elect carries on as if their duties are a great burden. Every new lecture, every new edict, comes with the sense that they are sacrificing for the community.

It is the old Calvinist concept of the predestination of the elect, secularized and democratized, into an obtuse form of entitlement. From the outside, these people look like self-important poseurs, oblivious to the damage they are causing. From inside the managerial class, they see themselves as heroes of a great cause. They are selflessly battling the Covid monster in order to save our democracy. The fact that no one voted for any of this is completely lost on them.

Another Christian element to this is the conflict over free will. On the managerial side, they no longer believe they are accountable in any formal sense. Governor Cuomo can cause the death of thousands of old people, but he is not responsible. On the other hand, some guy tries to keep his business open and he is accused of being a super-spreader, the angel of death. The elect has received grace, while the rest are condemned to suffer the torments that come for the damned.

There is also the old radical sensibility at work too. The radical always imagines herself as the vanguard of the people. She is free from responsibility, because her actions are intended to create the conditions for revolution. She can blow up women and children in a terrorist act, because her intentions are pure. She is not judged by the death and destruction she causes to the innocent, but by her fidelity to the cause and her willingness to sacrifice on behalf of it.

This turns up in the Covid edicts. These petty tyrants take pleasure in punishing the non-compliant, as it provides an opportunity to show how much they care. Like the radical bomber, they rationalize the damage they are doing, imagining themselves as the shock troops of social revolution. The great reset stuff and the build back better jabberwocky is the beacon on which they have fixed their gaze. They are leading us to salvation and nothing can stand in their way.


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Memebro
Memebro
28 days ago

Nice piece on It’s a Wonderful Life. Counter-Currents has a good piece up too.

https://counter-currents.com/2020/12/its-a-wonderful-life/

My Comment
Member
Reply to  Memebro
28 days ago

I won’t read counter currents because I won’t go through a Captcha every time I read an article. I find it interesting that some sites (only on the right of the divide) would rather lose readers than be accessed by a bot.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  My Comment
28 days ago

I’ve never had that problem with Counter Currents. Is it you browser? – I use Firefox.

My Comment
Member
Reply to  Bilejones
27 days ago

I use opera and brave

Norskeguy
Norskeguy
Reply to  My Comment
28 days ago

Do you use a VPN? That might trigger it.

My Comment
Member
Reply to  Norskeguy
27 days ago

No vpn

Txsodbuster
Txsodbuster
Reply to  My Comment
27 days ago

Epic with a VPN, no problem

David Wright
Member
28 days ago

I have dealt with the local government variant many times. They simply ape what the other comparable institutions do. Cities implement new codes and ordinances because their neighbors do.

These governors, mayors and health officials are our commissars now. These people also have the legion of volunteers ready to scold and report us. I am reminded ot Winston Smith’s neighbor’s child gleefully checking everything about Smith’s adherence to the rules. Karens and then some. They really do need to fear us and soon.

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  David Wright
28 days ago

Amen. I was having a discussion with a much loved but ditzy friend and I brought up the point about this – that these people are just getting started, and how we will soon have another vibrant and diverse layer of bureaucracy to make sure we all have our shots and enforce the new commandments. She just scoffed and said she was all for it. After all, there are such things to make sure her dog has his vaccinations. “Your DOG,” I said. She just gawped and stuttered and then started flipping out about Orange Hitler. The self awareness of… Read more »

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  David Wright
28 days ago

Saw a piece about a PhD Harald Schmidt, medical ethics guy from U Penn. Going on about how elderly whites should fall in behind younger health care workers in the vaccination line because the older demographic is predominantly white while the younger health care workers more diverse. Plus whites have “disproportionate access” to medical services. The backlash has made him hem and haw about being misunderstood. When the revolution comes, these odious traitors really should be given special attention.

Severian
Reply to  Penitent Man
28 days ago

This is very, very good. No, really, it is. Don’t want to take your mandatory government goop shot? Make a huge production about how you’re heroically refusing vaccination until EVERY LAST POC, worldwide, has theirs. I’ll submit to the needle when and only when every pygmy in the deepest jungles of furthest Borneo has been vaccinated, because social justice.

Peabody
Peabody
Reply to  Severian
28 days ago

The silver lining to the anti-White cloud finally makes an appearance.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Peabody
28 days ago

why I say blacks are bad for our evolution

trying to please them is making white people insane

Juri
Juri
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

Blacks are consequences of “our” evolution. Soviet Union was put up without corona or blacks or public education In the French revolution, there was no TV and video games. And in the Medieval racist Nazi witch hunt, there were not even Jews. Our own genetically mad fellow whites bring us one disaster after another.

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Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Juri
28 days ago

I have to give you credit. At least for genocides and/or deadly wars and body counts, Caucasians rank at the top. Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, French Revolution, Europe religious persecutions (ex-Crusades), etc. Asiatic race up there too: China’s Mao, Genghis Khan, and probably more I don’t know of. Of course all races have their massacres, but could it be that higher IQ makes certain races more skillful in all matters, including mass killings? 🙁

Horace
Horace
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
28 days ago

“…. more skillful …” That’s exactly it. It is an error of sample bias to think that Europeans are anomalous in this area. It’s not that other peoples, especially Africans, don’t attempt to slaughter each other. It’s that they are not nearly as good at it due to low intelligence and social cooperativity. The exception in lack of competence is high-IQ Asians, on whom we have nothing when it comes to civilizational slaughter. China in the Great Forward and Cultural Revolution alone may have killed upwards of a World War 2’s number of people, and these were incidental deaths. Killing… Read more »

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

trying to please them is making white people insane

Mr Kipling nailed it:

Take up the White Man’s burden –
The savage wars of peace –
Fill full the mouth of Famine,
And bid the sickness cease;
And when your goal is nearest
The end for others sought,
Watch Sloth and heathen Folly,
Bring all your hope to nought.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
28 days ago

This one doesn’t figure heavily in the modern curriculum, wot.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Severian
28 days ago

Agreed. I am happy to let them be the guinea pigs. But once the side effects start to appear, it will be all about how POC have been hit the hardest.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Severian
28 days ago

Yeah, I see the silver lining if you are anti-vax. That doesn’t really figure into my point though. I want a list kept of every one of these bastards (particularly among Our own) that think it’s okay to denigrate, despise, or harm Our people.

Severian
Reply to  Penitent Man
28 days ago

I’m with you. I’m just trying to look on the bright side, since it’s Christmas and all.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Penitent Man
28 days ago

Schmidt is an anti-white racist, just like every member of the Power Structure. I’m not the least bit surprised, although these people are usually a bit more circumspect about their AWR. They’re getting bolder, which may be a good thing. Perhaps the uber-obtuse Grillers will finally get the photo.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
28 days ago

Zero Hedge is having a field day about NYC Dalton school. It’s getting silly when the faculty had gone too Woke for uber Liberals 😆

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
28 days ago

Right now they have a pack of sirloins and case of Pabst Blue Ribbon. They’ll worry about this silly genocide talk another day.

Maus
Maus
Reply to  Penitent Man
28 days ago

It’s almost as if there’s some collective guilt by the woke medical community for the old Tuskegee Study. Good luck getting blacks to line up for a medical experiment involving an untested vaccine. Wiser to be a white who voluntarily shun flying on commercial airlines. First they’ll try the carrot, then they’ll resort to the stick.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Maus
28 days ago

I’m distrustful of this vaccine and will be eschewing it. Not in an at-risk demographic anyway. As to what the black folk do, if it’s bad I hope they dont take it either. Don’t wish em harm, just dont want to live around them as a rule. These endless good whites bug me more than them though. I can understand that my enemy hates me. I cannot wrap my head around these traitors though.

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  Penitent Man
28 days ago

Ironically, Cornell University is exempting PoCs from being required to get the vaccine.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Penitent Man
28 days ago

Widespread severe reactions to vaccine will damp enthusiasm, I reckon.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
28 days ago

It’ll have to be word of mouth because the media sure as shit aren’t going to bad talk the vaccine with Uncle Joe as the sugar daddy passing it out.

We’ve seen they can be powerfully obtuse when it comes to hiding something they don’t want known for their side.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Penitent Man
28 days ago

I just read a comment on a message board from a guy who was shocked that these “vaccines” don’t actually promise to stop the spread at all. I guess I thought everyone knew that, but if he’s getting his news from the MSM I’m sure they’ve been leaving that part out.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  David Wright
28 days ago

I remember when every community college professor in BFE would ape whatever newfangled thing they were doing at Harvard.

I guess government works the same way

Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

At least when those community colleges start running a fever & coughing we now know who to call.

My Comment
Member
Reply to  David Wright
28 days ago

They really do need to fear us and soon.”

No they don’t. They have no reason to fear us. Having guns doesn’t make us a threat. Using them does and we won’t use them because of the consequences. The right needs to abandon its fantasies if it wants to win.

Miguel
Miguel
Reply to  My Comment
28 days ago
Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  My Comment
28 days ago

Uh huh. And how do we win without projecting a credible threat of violence to our enemies?

ABCer
ABCer
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
28 days ago

How is it in any way credible?
Why do you think we win by threats?

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  ABCer
28 days ago

Not just threats…
Select acts make future threats very real.

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c matt
c matt
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
27 days ago

pour encourager les autres

Sand Wasp
Reply to  My Comment
28 days ago

The right has deligitimized violence under any circumstance aside from fighting wars for Israel.

I can’t even discuss non-violent disobedience or lawbreaking without getting accused of being a fed poster.

In doing so, the right has openly advertised to its enemies that the right will never fight back and the left can get away with anything it wants.

pyrrhus
Reply to  David Wright
27 days ago

We haven’t yet reached that stage in AZ, but they will receive a warm reception if and when we do….As far as I’m concerned, Covid is a scam until proven otherwise, and I’ll believe they are concerned about our welfare when I see Cuomo and Whitmer hanging from lampposts with signs on their chests…

Infidel1776
Infidel1776
28 days ago

“We live in the age of gesture politics, which means showing you care is all that matters.”
Perfect. You should copyright the term “gesture politics.”

Ann K.
Member
Reply to  Infidel1776
28 days ago

A milder version of virtue signaling

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Infidel1776
28 days ago

“Gesture politics” perfectly encapsulates our times. Of course, that will change, though whether that’s a year or a decade from now, I have no idea. But it will change.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Infidel1776
28 days ago

I believe it was Lionel Trilling who once said conservatism was nothing more than a system of irritable gestures.

Falcone
Falcone
28 days ago

I’ve always said, they want all these illiterate immigrants so they can feel superior. Notice that it has always been the average or mediocre lefty in our lives who desires immigrants, so this way they can feel smarter and better educated in comparison. They could never match up against the intelligent, successful, gifted.

now we know why the politicians love the immigrants. Because they aren’t smart and educated enough to see though their b.s.

B125
B125
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

Talk to an average non-white about politics and you’ll see that they are simply not fit to live in a democracy or have any say in our politics.

“Trudeau is good looking, famous around the world, and he comes to the mosque so we forgive his mistakes”.

It’s like whites voting GOP for silly reasons but x100.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  B125
28 days ago

you don’t have to make a believer out of me on that 😉

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

Yeah, you are probably on to something. But never underestimate their desire to be the savior white to these poor oppressed POCs. It is almost like a PC version of colonialism 2.0.

Funny that, if you think about it. These people who hate the actual Messiah and all his yucky adherents have a severe case of messianic complex.

Dinothedoxie
Dinothedoxie
Reply to  Penitent Man
27 days ago

It is almost like a PC version of colonialism 2.0.

It’s the woke mans burden.

Montefrío
Member
28 days ago

There’s a saying about a dead horse that comes to mind more and more often these days. I suspect by now everyone has made up his mind one way or another with respect to masks, isolation and vaccines; I certainly have, quite some time back. Happily, those in “authority” locally have accepted the futility of trying to enforce regulations that even they know are impractical if not downright silly and perhaps even dangerous. Besides, I’m far from the only objector in town, albeit one of the more vocal. Less happily (for me), we’re about to see the opening of our… Read more »

Randian Supremacist
Randian Supremacist
Reply to  Montefrío
28 days ago

Yeah I have to be careful riding the motorcycle down here in FL during “snowbird” season, when all the idiots from up north start clogging up the roads. None of them should be driving.

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
28 days ago

When Ross Perot was campaigning for president in 1992, he would often say, “remember it’s YOUR country.” Even then the divide between the rulers and the people was big, but now to even think it’s our country is a ridiculous thought.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Wolf Barney
28 days ago

Yep, the DR motto should be: “Remember, it’s NOT your country anymore. Act like it.”

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
28 days ago

Good one. “It’s Not Your Country Anymore” is going on the post-it’s I’ve been leaving around town.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  KGB
28 days ago

“It’s Not Your Country Anymore, Whitey.”

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
28 days ago

Yes, make it very clear to whom it’s directed. Point taken.

usNthem
usNthem
28 days ago

The problem is our petty managerial class only care about the covid and it’s “deadly” march through civilization. All the far worse collateral damage to the economy, finances, psyche and overall health, they apparently have no concern about whatsoever. One wonders if any of those issues even cross their feeble minds? The covid has become the be all end all issue of our time and there is nothing more important than saving us all, come hell or high water.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  usNthem
28 days ago

No, doesn’t cross their minds

it won’t until someone from their own class makes an impassioned plea, speaking their language

Robert Kennedy JR may be trying to assume that role

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

RK Jr is a nut. Doesn’t mean he isn’t right.

Falcone
Falcone
28 days ago

Great piece in Takimag. The last line was quite poetic and memorable.

Ganderson
Ganderson
28 days ago

Our governor here in MA has taken to retailing transparently bogus stories about ‘friends of his’ who get the covid. Pathetic.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
Reply to  thezman
28 days ago

When did covert narcissists become a protected political class?

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Ganderson
28 days ago

I know a few Covidian women who told me that, that she knows someone who died (the implication is I’m being heartless)

Even if we suspect it’s an exaggeration, we are supposed to sit back and believe it like it’s gospel . Hence the quasi religious aspects to this shit

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

I’m not a big fan of Islam, but the Muslims are spot on about the value of a woman’s testimony.

whitney
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

White women has so thoroughly betrayed white men, their civilization, their culture and their parents that they are going to deserve tenfold whatever is coming to them. It upsets me that I’m one of them but whatever

Alex
Alex
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

I’m stealing this the next time I talk to my MiL.

B125
B125
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

It’s the other way around. White men have a duty to stay on top of the hierarchy… It’s only natural for white women to push against it in a shit test. White men failed.

We say how the native indians gave away their land for glass beads and trinkets.. well white men have away their land for a few $ bills, some stimulants, and the lure of easy p*ssy.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  B125
28 days ago

I agree

White men abandoned their role. We lost confidence in ourselves. People may have heard me say this before, but younger people are sometimes amazed that white guys used to make great and easily the best dance music — a time when they had confidence.

Just one of the cultural indications of a people with zero confidence

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

You aren’t the first to give that opinion, b125, but that is a false generalization. Interpersonal dynamics do not always translate to society-level dynamics. I’ve gotten along well with many minorities, but there should be differences in the law, public morality, and official policy based upon differing group characteristics. “Failed shittest” is a useful loose-fit rhetorical device to describe the broader issue of allowing inclusivity to overrun effective and moral government, not an actual event or mechanism.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  B125
28 days ago

White men, once hard and tough, got softer than a roll of Charmin (Do they still make that?) within a span of a few decades. And soft men can’t defend anything, let alone nations and a civilization.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

One thing that I admit surprised me was how willing women are in politics to engage in lies and corruption

No one even had to ask. They jumped at the opportunity. From standpoint of a man, it’s boggling. At least men will fight and resist to SOME extent. Women just happily spread their legs on cue, pardon the crudity

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

I would only add that the unamed people have spent a lot of time and effort propagandizing white women to turn against white men.

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

But as soon as white women don’t vote the “correct” way, the progs turn on them. White women’s place in the SJW hierarchy is very tenuous.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

And add in the slowly shifting rules. Go tell a female coworker to quit her job to go raise children as God set as her imperative, as it is necessary to her mental, moral, and biological wellbeing. You’ll be unemployed by the time this thread dies down. When did that happen? (I don’t know, I doubt anyone knows; the sand just shifted under our feet, and here we are)

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

You tube ads for all the big companies have switched this month to white man/black woman pairing. It is as if on cue. Seriously, everything from the car commercials to diamonds. Just doing the rounds or something else?

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

Mohammedans are right about women.

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

I saw that on Black Pgeon Speaks. “Islam was right about women” signs posted all over town. Women’s heads were exploding. I laughed so hard at the woman who called the police. She knew some hate crime had been committed but couldn’t figure out exactly how, or who they were trying to offend.

A must add to y’all’s post it note campaigns.

Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

My response when I’m just fed up has been, I am very sorry to hear that, but unfortunately given that we are unwilling to enforce borders any time an illegal alien commits a crime, the decision to take action based on sad outcomes is not a basis for policy. The looks have been worth it.

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

There has been no context given with Covid deaths. For thousands of generations, 10s of thousands if not 100s of people have died of influenza every year, occasionally even young people that seemed otherwise healthy. These people are flushing the entirety of Western Civilization down the toilet because they feel like they must “do something” about a virus with a 99+% survival rate.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Judge Smails
28 days ago

The problem comes from a rather Leftist view that life is of infinite value and that all lives are equal. Utter claptrap. Perhaps it’s the abundance of Boomers and females in power, but as I am fond of telling folks, “Don’t do me any favors, I’ll take care of myself, thanks.” It is painful to see the destruction of our society in this vainglorious pursuit of Covid-19 eradication.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Ganderson
28 days ago

The unverifiable shaming anecdotes are used because the managerial sociopaths know normies will fall for them every time.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

Turn it around: well my uncle Joe got cancer and died during COVID because the mayor shut down the oncology ward when Joe’s treatment was scheduled: your lockdown is killing my family! (I have no Uncle Joe, just make it up: they’re making up their stories)

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Educated.redneck
28 days ago

Even Fauci himself said that the shutdown of hospitals for diagnostics and treatment of non-covid patients would cause 10k deaths from undiagnosed breast cancer in the coming years.

G706
G706
Reply to  Ganderson
28 days ago

Also the white liberal woman who has someone Asian in her family who was racially abused because “China flu”.

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Ganderson
28 days ago

New Englander here too. I visited Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire a few months ago and had dinner at a nearby seafood restaurant afterwards. Hardly any masks. Maybe I should move there.

Joey Bageldonutz
Reply to  Chris
28 days ago

Please move Only if you adopt New Hampshire political philosophy. Here in NJ we have been slowly and steadily over decades been turned in NY City. The Covid exodus has made it worst. They move for lower taxes and first thing they do is demand more govt programs. Uuugh.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Joey Bageldonutz
28 days ago

PA too. Frickin locusts!

Carl B.
Carl B.
Reply to  Paintersforms
28 days ago

And North Carolina and Georgia.

ChetRollins
ChetRollins
28 days ago

We go to a Church that reminds us that mask wearing is required by the diocese, but at least half of the people there ignore it. Apparently some old ladies got upset and, instead of having a polite conversation with the staff, went straight to the Bishop to complain, and the Bishop in turned reamed out some our staff.
What’s irritating are these busybodies don’t even have the gumption to stick their own necks out, but push the right buttons to bully people they don’t like for their own advantage.

Durendal
Durendal
Reply to  ChetRollins
28 days ago

Thats how women and feminized men deal with issues. Instead of straightforward and honest discussions they sneak around behind and stab people in the back

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  ChetRollins
28 days ago

They’re ALWAYS tattletaling

my daughter tried that crap when she was like 7. I schooled her good.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

The joggers are right about snitches.

B125
B125
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

There is lots to learn from various non-whites.

I’m a much better man and person since I’ve been studying how they are. Whites have forgotten many things.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  B125
28 days ago

They exist in a world immune from white nonsense, like they wear a shield that repels laser beams thrown by white people

Yes, observing and learning from them is beneficial

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

I am in full agreement with them on that point

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

The Chosen are right about loyalty.
Islam is right about women.
Now, joggers are right about snitches. I lol’d.

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KGB
KGB
Reply to  ChetRollins
28 days ago

My local paper today had an article about the reactions various pastors and priests had to the SCOTUS ruling that said Cuomo can’t put limits on church gatherings. It’s enraging how most of them said, “yes, but with great rights come great responsibilities.” Implying that God should accede to the diktats of the Godless state.

One of the parishes in my town has a large portrait of John Paul II hanging near the front, with the caption “Be Not Afraid”. I keep looking for a covid-shaped asterisk next to it but I come up empty.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  ChetRollins
28 days ago

The wife and I were regular church-goers until Covidiocy hit. We haven’t attended since March because we’re anti-maskers. Now masks are not actually required at our church, but there are lots of old folks there and I don’t want to terrify them by showing up without the Karen Kloth. So, we’ll just wait and hope the lunacy passes. Alas, I see little sign that it will.

Severian
28 days ago

Let’s not forget the fetish element. As I’m fond of saying, these people don’t get *caught* breaking their own stupid rules, they get OFF breaking their own stupid rules. Thanks to three decades of Foucault in even (=”especially”) third rate cow colleges nationwide, we now have an “educated” citizenry that believes power is sex and sex is power, nothing else. The sure knowledge that they will be *filmed* breaking their rules grabs their gonads like nothing else, because it’s the ultimate confirmation that they have power and you don’t. What could be sexier?

Vizzini
Reply to  Severian
28 days ago

Foucault should have been thrown in an asylum. Instead he’s lionized. The philosopher of the absolute degenerate.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Vizzini
28 days ago

Rousseau and his, “noble savage,” myth should be in the cell next door.

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

Satre would like a word also.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

Nonsense. I still chuckle with the missus about “Rousseau’s Tree Service” when I tear down dead scrub trees by hand.

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  Vizzini
28 days ago

This is like complaining about the youth degeneracy being wrought by Alice Cooper. Foucault has been rejected by the woke—for antifeminism, anticommunism, whiteness, being a libertarian sympathizer, being an outdated gay stereotype, supplying arguments to the right, etc.—for at least three decades now. His cancellation was in motion while he was alive and concluded as soon as he stopped being around to argue against it. By the time I got to Very Good School™ in the early ’90s his presence had been reduced to one vestigial reading, and literally all of the class time devoted to it was about how… Read more »

Scholar
Scholar
Reply to  Hemid
28 days ago

Extra upvote for Hemid’s comment. A lot of people on the right (and left too, I guess) confuse and conflate thinkers like Foucault, Derrida, and Marcuse. Foucault was a degenerate and a hit-or-miss philosopher, but he was also genuinely insightful and right about an awful lot that had sort of been hidden by Power for centuries. He can readily be used by either side, so they quietly sunsetted him in the academy. Derrida is the kind of dangerous, deconstructionist nonsense most are thinking of when they’re talking about Post-Modernism. Marcuse, of all of them, was the most wicked man. His… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Vizzini
28 days ago

Marcuse as well. He believed perversion was a liberating act, and one that could subvert an “oppressive” Dionysian society. Namely, of course, the West.

Vizzini
28 days ago

These people see themselves as more than just experts tasked with managing society, the economy, education and so on. They are now an indispensable class, the fulcrum of society.

The idea that they were experts capable of managing society, the economy, education and so on was delusional in the first place.

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
Reply to  Vizzini
28 days ago

decrying “rule by expert” misses the point. Of course you want experts in charge. The problem becomes when the experts are morons.

Vizzini
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
28 days ago

The experts are always idiots about most things, because most of us are idiots about most things. You don’t want to put me in charge of power plant maintenance on a nuclear submarine, for example, or have me do surgery on your brain tumor. I don’t even know what I don’t know about those specialties. But we have people like the Surgeon General, the head of the FDA and the head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission who are just as ignorant as me about many of the technical aspects of the things they are supposed to regulate. They blindly accept… Read more »

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Vizzini
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
28 days ago

I really don’t want experts “in charge.” To put it in terms of my life, when I’m feeling sick, I want an expert doctor available to advise and treat me. I don’t want him “in charge” over me, able to override my own choices. “Sorry, Vizzini, you are no longer allowed buy bourbon because I’ve decided it is bad for you.” When my car is broken down, I want a good mechanic available to advise and repair. I don’t want him “in charge” of my car. “Vizzini, I’ve decided that the best thing for your car is a complete overhaul,… Read more »

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Falcone
Falcone
28 days ago

Pro Tip: acting like you are oblivious to the latest news and rules and just acting like a guy living in a cave has been working on the ladies

seeing a number of guys playing it and it’s working big

B125
B125
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

Haha that’s me.

Except I actually do not have any idea what the rules are, I’m not acting.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  B125
28 days ago

The great things of not watching TV !!!!

whitney
Member
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

Did you hear the story of the guy talking to the Amish guy asking them how they were handling the CoviDoom. The Amish guy said oh we’re immune. The other guy said how come. The Amish guy said because we don’t have TVs

Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

Aside from televisions, I’ve also never seen an Amish guy in a dress.

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

*acting like*
We had an issue of some sort with a letter or package and when my wife called to inquire they said “don’t you watch the news? The mail is backed up because of the WuFlu!”
Umm, no, actually, I don’t.
I should note though in this case it’s interesting as the current line is that since people cannot meet in person, or perhaps due to a lack of human contact in general, people are mailing everything, causing a backup. Of course for a government agency that loses money on everything they deliver this is super bad news.

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
28 days ago

I have now encountered a number of snorting cov-angelists who have sneered: ‘Don’t you watch the news?’. I now laugh in their faces and say ‘The Donald told me it was fake.’. Tends to irritate them considerably.

Embrace your partisanship.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  OrangeFrog
28 days ago

The thing is, if you watched the “news” about the Chinky Pox back in the middle of March, you’ve seen the news as it will be presented tonight. It’s been 9 solid months of unchanging panic porn.

ROBERT SYKES
28 days ago

Considering how poorly tested the vaccines are, giving them first to the POX is a favor we should be thankful for.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
28 days ago

Darwinian consequences heading their way. The Ungovernables are in sync and mobilizing, with a list of priorities (who gets it first). Our overlords overlook this X factor at their own peril.

The linchpin of their existence, polarity reversal, is about to get flipped, leaving these old hens confined in their ideological chicken coops trying to figure out how to lay eggs without a government issued instruction manual.

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Mark Auld
Mark Auld
Reply to  Higgs Boson
28 days ago

Well, the Kraken better crack, and the righteous better rise, the time is at hand.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
Reply to  Mark Auld
28 days ago

The sexual polarity pendulum has reached the limit of potential energy and is reverting to kinetic energy, moving in the opposite direction.

Dodos will be dodos, immobilized with awe as they rush for a front row seat, witnessing the forces of nature unfold………but their hearts were in “the right place”.

Sand Wasp
Reply to  Higgs Boson
28 days ago

The sexual polarity pendulum has reached the limit of potential energy and is reverting to kinetic energy, moving in the opposite direction.

Yeah, well I heard that 10 years ago when the manosphere was all the rage.

Things have only gotten worse.

The misandry bubble has kept on inflating.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
Reply to  Sand Wasp
28 days ago

A bubble near its breaking point.

B125
B125
Reply to  Higgs Boson
27 days ago

Sure, and Q is coming in with the storm soon.

I’ll believe it when I see it .

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
Reply to  B125
27 days ago

Not sure if psyops are storm chasers. All cycles have a beginning and ending. Sooner or later women will figure out pets aren’t really children and making a difference isn’t the same as being happy.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
28 days ago

The Calvinist notion of the elect is intriguing. Never looked into it much. I assume it comes from the idea that God is in control of everything, which I can buy. I’d like to think free will has a part in it, but predestination doesn’t seem too objectionable.

Here’s the thing though: if we’re saved by grace alone, how can any of us know who’s saved and who’s damned? In other words, how can we have an idea of who’s the elect in the first place?

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
Reply to  Paintersforms
28 days ago

By their own self righteousness. I knew a Jehovah’s Witness who said they were absolutely one of the 144,000.
How did they know? Their own self righteousness confirmed it.
The managerial state operates on this same principle. Where I live the county commissioner actually believes he is saving countless lives by closing business and increasing unemployment.
He is convinced of his own righteousness.
Its a religion.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
28 days ago

Kind of strange they still need to justify themselves.

whitney
Member
Reply to  Paintersforms
28 days ago

God exist outside of time so he knows who makes it to the end.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

But we can’t know, right? And does that mean God is predestined too? Anyway, random thoughts.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

That’s a very important point that is difficult to grasp. You have free will, but since he is not bound by time, God already knows what you will do.

whitney
Member
Reply to  DLS
28 days ago

Very hard to grasp. See Calvinism as an example of error

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

Oh I get it now. That brings back memories.

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

The Calvanist argument is that if God is all knowing and infallible and always just, then who is and is not saved was known at the dawn of Eden, even before The Fall. You have no power over your own salvation because God is all powerful. Very much like the Islamist ideas, actually, where all things do or do not happen because Allah wills it. And it is not for you to judge who is or is not elect; judge not, lest ye be judged. But you will know them by their fruits and their works. But don’t you dare… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Educated.redneck
28 days ago

Yep I figured it was something like that. Seems like whitney is making a metaphysical argument. Prime mover, or something like that, which is interesting. I’m guessing that’s more of a Catholic perspective? Anyway they’re fun questions to ponder.

A-Bax
28 days ago

I have a couple of friends who know I’m anti-mask and a Covidan unbeliever. Good friends. They’re believers or at least go-along-to-get-along types. They’ve told me stories of people they know who’ve died or been hospitalized, not angrily, but just sort of in passing. After a decent interval where I express my condolences or concern, I’ve ask “so, how old were Mr. & Mrs. John Doe?”, or “So-and-so was diabetic, right?”. The answers are a reluctant, “yeah, and so-and-so had heart problems too”. Or, “they were both in their 70s”. To which I only say “Hmm.” The I mention my… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  A-Bax
28 days ago

The completely callous attitude towards the youth is one of the most vexing parts of the Branch Covidian psyche, though it makes sense if you think of Covidianism as a death cult.

Just a few weeks ago I was speaking with a 60ish woman and she was cackling with glee about recent news that a local college had banned its students from participating in Spring Break.

ChetRollins
ChetRollins
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

What’s depressing is most of the youth are bending over and taking it.

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The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  ChetRollins
28 days ago

Chet, it is weird.

When I was in my teens and twenties I, and all of my peers thought we were invincible.

That has been a normal attitude for young people since the dawn of mankind.

In contrast, it’s bizarre that most of today’s youth have internalized a hysterical, effeminate, and fearful response to Beer Flu.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

I posted recently about the complete lack of recklessness in today’s youth. If 17 year old boys aren’t out sowing their wild oats, it’s indicative of a very unhealthy culture and a harbinger of worse things to come.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  KGB
28 days ago

I always have said, at some point it comes out of a man. If he doesn’t sow his oats in his youth he will at some point and in every model one-woman husband is a man who’s going to cheat at some point

B125
B125
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

Yeah you are probably right, as much as I wish it weren’t true and that the tradcon view was correct.

P*ssy gets boring after a while, I barely put in effort anymore for that kind of stuff because I’ve already been there. I have girls inviting me over during COVID but I don’t really care that much now.

Looking for a nice girl to settle down with.

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G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

Not if you find the right gal.
Which granted are not easily found now days.
40 plus years married
No regrets

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
28 days ago

But I presume she wasn’t your first ?

I am glad I got it out of my system when young. Now I am also happily married for a long long time

B125
B125
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

Weed is a big one. As far as I can tell, the vast majority of white male youths are baked out of their mind non-stop. It saps all their drive. Just smoke and play video games, bro.

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Severian
Reply to  B125
28 days ago

That, and they’re all on shit like Ritalin, SSRIs, etc. Or opiates. And why not? I saw a lot of young guys during my time in the ivory tower, from all socioeconomic backgrounds. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the curriculum is actively designed to beat them down. Unless you’re Chad Thundercock — and if you have to wonder about it, even for a second, you aren’t — trying to get laid in college is like playing Russian Roulette. Why bother? Just stay stoned off your gourd and try to muddle through as best you can.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Severian
28 days ago

BTW Severian, just a tip of the hat

I didn’t realize until recently that you were the man behind Rotten Chestnuts. I enjoy your blog.

Severian
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

Thanks! And Merry Christmas.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  B125
28 days ago

Not just youths. In my late 50s. After two years of “medical recreational marijuana,” I’m done with it. Boring and did not help what it was tried for (anxiety.) Made it worse. I’ll save several hundred $/yr.

Gunner Q
Reply to  ChetRollins
28 days ago

They tried to party on but schools and colleges are now literal prisons. The nadir was U of Colorado at Boulder eventually outlawing ALL socialization. Students weren’t allowed to be in the same room as another person, ever, even if living off-campus.

A judge declared it inhumane.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Gunner Q
28 days ago

If we treated pets like they treat the young we’d be in jail on animal cruelty charges

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Gunner Q
28 days ago

I wonder if we will ever realize how little we need the ridiculous costs of the modern campus. Or if they have such a monopoly on the job accreditation process that it will go on forever.

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  DLS
28 days ago

It is amazing what they have willingly sacraficed to get the Orange Man.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  Gunner Q
28 days ago

The quicker they destroy UCB, the better. A hive of scum and villany. The intermountain version of the other UCB (U. Cal. Berkeley).

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Gunner Q
27 days ago

For a tenth of a second I saw outlawing ALL socialism……………………

Drake
Drake
Reply to  ChetRollins
28 days ago

Not really. My son is 20. They still socialize, it’s just more like going to a speak-easy in the 20’s than the backyard keggers I was attending at his age.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Drake
28 days ago

Same with my daughter

The young will find a way to socialize. Might be different than they ways the parents did it.

And usually they won’t let us in on exactly how they’re doing it. But I have noticed they head out into the country or mountains to hang out. However, in my day we did do something similar in throwing parties out in huge clearings with music pumped out by our cars

DLS
DLS
Reply to  ChetRollins
28 days ago

I have a college and high school student, and they are not so much taking it as they are enjoying the freedom and easiness of on-line classes. They have no fear of contracting it, and get together with groups of friends every chance they get.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
28 days ago

My dad is older than a boomer, he just turned 80 in summer. I’m younger, turned 53 in the spring But he has always, like me, had fun mocking boomers. He couldnt stand the Beatles, and that was pretty much all he needed. I couldn’t stand the TV show Thirtysomething, all I pretty much needed. Not so much these shows and bands but the mindless conformity they seemed to represent. Like if you had a single word not in praise of the Beatles, you were exiled from the blob. Everyone probably has their own reason to have some level of… Read more »

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

Like if you had a single word not in praise of the Beatles, you were exiled from the blob.

Oh boy, been there. I could never get the obsession. I suspect part of it was related to how much people went on about them, being a twattish contrarian maybe I thought it was better to not like them. In any case, heard their songs and still thought The Outlaws and Lynyrd Skynyrd were better.

But then again, I love punching it down an empty post-shamdemic M25 belting out Meat Loaf power ballads so…

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

The melodies of some of their earlier songs were catchy. But they lost me when they met “The Walrus”.

whitney
Member
Reply to  A-Bax
28 days ago

I took my mechanic Christmas brownies this morning, we’ve known each other for decades, he’s an anti masker, I wasn’t wearing a mask, but all the guys that work in his shop we’re all masked up. He hugged me for the brownies . I could tell they were all horrified. People touching!!

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

Yes, strange but there is definitely an element among the working class who are extreme maskers. Perhaps they aren’t educated enough to hold a contrary view that is at odds with the “educated” they see on TV. I know some of them and their attitude is “Ok, so you know more than Fauci, ok. Sure. So where you get your MD? “

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

I tend to cite published papers in medical journals. Shuts them up real fast, since that is too hard for them to do, i.e., read and comprehend. But for those who might be willing, I’ll give them some names of contrarians—with even better credentials, e.g., “Scott Atlas” of Stanford, who they can search for on YouTube and which is often a better choice for those who glean their knowledge primarily from MSM viewing. If they are of an even higher level, Brigg’s blog is good as well, but does require some statistical analytic ability. I would note that a good… Read more »

Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  CompscI
28 days ago

Briggs is really one of the reasons I am comfortable with my attitude of mostly indifference. That guy is impressive and convincing and I doubt the harlots and scolds could comprehend him.

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

I know some of them and their attitude is “Ok, so you know more than Fauci, ok. Sure. So where you get your MD? “ Indeed. It is an unfortunate side effect that people seem to think that ‘the science’ is all this is about. One need not be an expert in virology to know that some things can be used as political weapons. Usually in reply to such types, I ask them to think about the sorts of people who are politicians (and scientists, for that matter). This is far more important as one can then begin to draw… Read more »

KGB
KGB
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

I had to return something at Wally World the other night. Guy at the counter, who seemed a bit like a swish, masked up and standing behind a sheet of plexiglass that appeared borrowed from an ice rink, asks me if I have a mask. I say “yep.” About ten seconds go by before he finally says, “will you put it on?”. I smiled and firmly said, “I’d rather not.” “Then could you step back 6 feet?” We were probably 5’6″ apart, with the magic shield to boot, so I bobbed my head back slightly and smiled again. At that… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  whitney
28 days ago

Bought some lovely, gently-used wooden furniture from a small local store run by a very White, country guy. Happily paid cash, he charged no tax, and he actually shook my hand! It’s just a natural reaction for me, but it’s the first time someone’s shaken my hand in months.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  3g4me
28 days ago

I remarked on this awhile back. Was in the last refuge of freedom, the local gun shop. You’d think nothing had happened in the outside world. The difference was so stark, I’m still amazed.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  A-Bax
28 days ago

Yeah, people often ask me how I’m doing. I quickly switch the conversation to “I’m fine, it’s the least of us who are suffering with the tanked economy.” I know they mean well, but I’m the last person they should have the least concern with.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  A-Bax
28 days ago

The Economy? Nah, the DJI is at historic highs, how can Ba’al, I mean, the Economy, be doing badly?
We here have known for years that white males being unemployed has no negative impact on Wall Street, in fact it makes the banks even more profitable – some bank will get a cut for processing all those SSI and unemplow checks.

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

After a day out and about, I’ve decided that The Economy consists of stupid women rushing around buying Chinese-made junk. Was going to get a gift for a dear friend’s new grandchild, but the line was to the back of the store. Nothing but women and alien parasites in sight. I put what I had chosen down and walked out. I loathe Bezos, but I cannot stay sane and deal with the hordes, so it’s online ordering for me.

B125
B125
Reply to  3g4me
27 days ago

In store Walmart or online amazon, doesn’t really matter. Ideally you shop at local small businesses.

Dave
Dave
28 days ago

Sorry, but I think this article is at least a century too late.

Your “managerial class” created the Progressive Era at the beginning of the 1900’s, and shocked conservatives with their busybody ways.

Your observations about prioritizing public health over the Constitution were repeated ad nauseam during the Spanish Influenza pandemic.

And: “gesture politics” is something new??? Historians for centuries have pegged Nero as a legendary baddie NOT because he was a poor fiddle player. It’s because he didn’t act like he cared when Rome burned.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Dave
28 days ago

Funny you say that but there is a principal in some legal systems that remorse is a sign of innocence and lack of it a sign of guilt

I remember when Amanda Knox was being tried in Italy that the people just couldn’t get past the fact that she seemed to have no remorse for what happened

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Dave
28 days ago

Yup, the Progressives of a century ago. Brought us overt racism, the Sedition Act which jailed people for saying anything against the government, prohibition, our entry into WW1, women’s sufferage, unaccountable government, and economic decline. And Lefties want to identify themselves as Progressives? Well, they actually agree with most of it…

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

Progressive also appears in Lewis’s That Hideous Strength. Some weird novels.

Milestone D
Milestone D
Reply to  Dave
28 days ago

Spend a term in any graduate Public Administration program and you’ll see that the rot of governmental managerialism and their cult of Woodrow Wilson seem to line up very neatly.

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  Milestone D
28 days ago

That’s why I wasn’t upset when Woodrow Wilson became a target of the cancel culture earlier this year.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Dave
28 days ago

Not sure I read anywhere in Z-man’s posting a claim to *new* insight. Repeating what we should all know by now is not always a bad thing. We all need reminders from time to time.

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
28 days ago

Reverend Jim Baker can have sex with his massage therapist while preaching salvation. Jimmy Swaggart can look but not touch a naked woman in a motel room while preaching salvation. A Catholic priest can diddle servant boys in the back of the church then say holy mass. The corrupt rabbi is not as common in American media but we all know what tribe controls American media so no surprise there. The modern managerial state has all the failings of a religious system because it is a religious system. To realize this opens ones eyes to why the world functions as… Read more »

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DLS
DLS
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
28 days ago

The abuse rate of rabbis is similar to Catholic priests, but their TV image is as funny and wise religious leaders. As for corruption, I have an orthodox jewish friend who admits the whole kosher food thing is a giant employment scam.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  DLS
28 days ago

My cousin own a very small manufacturing facility that makes concentrated flavors for ice cream. She said the whole Kosher certification process was a massive pain in the ass.

SwissGuard
SwissGuard
Reply to  KGB
28 days ago

“The whole Kosher certification process was a massive pain in the ass”. I dealt with this for years and its legalized extortion. Every city has its own Rabbinical group with its own “personal” requests. We had to fly in relatives (whole families) from overseas to aid in the approval process. But, if you make a mistake its solvable with clean-up under Rabbi supervision. With Halal, its a whole different ball game and its now becoming the norm. With Halal you get one mistake after which your facility is declared Haram and can never produce a Halal certified product. One of… Read more »

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
28 days ago

“To the pure, all things are pure.”

TomA
TomA
28 days ago

There is a coordinated strategy currently underway to move very quickly in consolidating power by the new tyrannical class of politicians and oligarchs. You see this in the new wave of TV commercials that feature PC-approved archetypes in which every couple is now mixed race, token homosexuals are prominently displayed (including many gay black men now), all white men are boobs and idiots, and moralizing fealty to SJW philosophy is now mandatory. COVID is simply the vehicle for unleashing the Jackboots with a patina of legality. The pace of change is accelerating now and the new year promises to be… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  TomA
28 days ago

How I felt during Obama era My take on Obama was always like this “Hey, I worked for my position in government, if you can’t make ends meet tough shit. Then start campaigning like I did” These people need to be knocked down a few pegs One of the better things Sailer has ever said or noted was that back in the day there were plenty of intelligent people i the lower and middle classes who could be competent and persuasive spokespeople for their people and their needs and outlook. But over time the system sucked them all up and… Read more »

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

It is the bifurcation of society (based on societal reward for intellect) that the dreaded Charles Murray wrote about in his book, “Coming Apart” more than 18 years ago.

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

Can you blame them for leaving when the opportunity presented? 😃

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
28 days ago

Not at all, and why if I were Trump I would take some pleasure in leaving Biden a total stink bomb (dealing with Covid, BLM, AOC, etc)

DLS
DLS
28 days ago

It is why they often carry on as if what they are doing is a great burden.

When they prattle on about their “public service” as if they have been in a war zone, while in reality having the cushiest, most lucrative positions, way above their utility, I just want to punch them in the throat.

Carl B.
Carl B.
Reply to  DLS
28 days ago

One of the very worst of these is Fox News Dana Perino.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Carl B.
28 days ago

Yeah, she is the type that used to remind the teacher to assign homework. It’s funny how much I used to watch Fox, but now couldn’t care less.

Arcadian
Arcadian
Reply to  DLS
27 days ago

Like sports all, when you quit Fox, you forget it ever existed.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  DLS
28 days ago

I take different insights where I can get them. One of Z’s great insights in language is how they rob us of language. I already knew the press, for example, just abused the crap out of language by describing large groups of people beating on a family as a “fight,” large groups of black people of unknown age, but not obviously senior citizens as “teens” and other such nonsense. But I never really put it together how they stole valor with the use of language by describing retail workers and nurses as “front line workers.” I thought it was an… Read more »

KGB
KGB
Reply to  tarstarkas
28 days ago

Exactly. The effort expended in consuming corporate media is inversely proportional to the amount of useful information you get out of it, and this point it’s become such a struggle that no one should be wasting one second on it.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  tarstarkas
28 days ago

Everybody seems today to be a hero or a victim. Thoughtless use of both words cheapen the long held understanding of their meaning. Orwell would be proud.

DLS
DLS
28 days ago

Nice movie review. But I have always had a different take. While appreciating the positive things mentioned in the review, I always saw George Bailey as an arrogant whiner who let an incompetent relative handle the town’s money, and then was bailed out of his mistake with a big public handout.

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ronehjr
ronehjr
Reply to  DLS
28 days ago

If I were were an Elchor I would be replying “Heavy sigh”.

My Comment
Member
28 days ago

“you never hear any mention of constitutional liberties or constitutional rights when they are holding forth on their latest Covid edicts”

Only thought criminals, a tiny percentage of the population, care about these issues. Our rulers live in a bubble where they never have to be confronted with their hypocrisy and the consequences of their actions. Noticing the hypocrisy can destroy your life so the overwhelming majority of people know not to publicly notice.

Bilejones
Member
28 days ago

They just like paying dictator.

typo. delete this.

a bee ee?
a bee ee?
28 days ago

The “New Class” concept goes back at least as far as Milovan Djilas in 1957 https://www.amazon.com/New-Class-Analysis-Communist-Harvest/dp/015665489X and the neocons of the 70s https://classic.esquire.com/article/1978/8/29/the-dangerous-arrogance-of-the-new-elite https://www.amazon.com/New-Class-B-Bruce-Briggs/dp/0878553061 However, as you point out, the self-awareness of this class is a rather recent development, as is its open hatred of us “deplorables”. Until now it wasn’t quite acceptable to show that contempt openly, but rather simply shake one’s head and believe that those people might someday see the light and be redeemed. Now that we’ve proven we can’t be, it’s open war with their BLM and Antifa shock troops in the vanguard. They may not… Read more »

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
28 days ago

what I’m curious about is if there is way out to all this. I feel like there may only be a matter of time where roads become impossible to use and freeway overpasses start collapsing.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
28 days ago

Reading that carjackings are up b/c criminals can hide behind masks

May not subside until Fauci or someone in management gets carjacked or his kid does

B125
B125
Reply to  Falcone
28 days ago

By that point it will be far too late.

As society degrades further and further, badwhites will get more breathing room, due to corruption/incompetence in the gyno ruling class and their diverse functionaries.

At some point the critical mass of non whites will realize that those weak unarmed soys are a much easier target than the “racist” and armed rurals. At some point the musical chairs will stop and the urbans/good whites will be left without a chair to sit on, so to speak.

Carl B.
Carl B.
Reply to  B125
28 days ago

We can only hope.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
28 days ago

We are not quite there yet, but when it comes, we will see how realization of such changes us. Roads and other infrastructure disintegrate already in areas were the vibrancy are in political control.

Whites have fled these areas, but soon there will be no place to flee to, for the ascendant vibrancy will set in place policies not bounded by local geography and the undertow of pathological egalitarian ideology in all aspects of political and corporate life will overwhelm the system.

We have not reached peak stupidity yet.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  CompscI
28 days ago

Other day my son and I are watching a movie, Goldeneye. Pierce Brosnan as Bond Opening scene is Bond bungie-jumps off along a huge cement damn — in Russia I believe. Massive thing. The camera pans down it for a few seconds, that’s how massive it is. He’s dropping for a while. I joked that “Black people built that” and my son for a second had to screen his bad father’s words through his political correctness but the gears started moving and then he couldn’t stop laughing I didn’t even think it was that funny but for people who sorta… Read more »

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Moe Noname
Moe Noname
Reply to  CompscI
28 days ago

St. Cloud MN doesn’t need any more Somalians. The place is already toast.
Luckily, the state has plenty of other small towns which will benefit from the added vibrancy and fed/state housing vouchers.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  CompscI
28 days ago

One of many anecdotes in Gulag 
Archipelago is as follows. The authorities found far out in the Arctic Wilderness, Siberia I presume they found a small self-sufficient community that had virtually no contact with civilization. They wasted no time in deporting everybody and destroying what had been built.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
28 days ago

I have heard such stories myself. It was said that some of these communities were from forced population “relocations” from earlier purges. These purges almost always resulted in the people driven out starving to death in Siberia (the main purpose being death, not relocation, so this was assumed)—but not always. Some villages were rumored to have survived and thrived unknown to Stalin’s henchmen.

Mikep
Mikep
28 days ago

“They are leading us to salvation and nothing can stand in their way.” In their minds perhaps. I’m reminded of the cartoon character up a tree, sitting on a branch, with a saw, sawing away without a thought for what happens next.

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
28 days ago

I was thinking the other day. I feel like the phrase “too liberal” is a metonym. It doesn’t mean too economically left wing. Usually it’s a metonym for too antiwhite, too solipsistic, too hormonal/crazy, too outspoken. For instance I liked Carl Levin when he was a senator. He had a liberal voting record but he was low key and was harder to pigeonhole. Meanwhile, the Bernie people were pissed off at someone like Neera Tanden or Tom Perez as not being liberal enough; yet that doesn’t mean they aren’t lightning rods for conservatives. Some of them instinctively see them as… Read more »

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
28 days ago

These petty tyrants take pleasure in punishing the non-compliant, as it provides an opportunity to show how much they care. Like the radical bomber, they rationalize the damage they are doing, imagining themselves as the shock troops of social revolution.
Well, to be fair, if the revolution started and a bunch of revolutionaries took these people out into a field…. Can’t say I wouldn’t be cheering.

That’s the thing. Everyone thinks they are the good guy.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  tarstarkas
28 days ago

Doubt they would comprehend what they were doing wrong As blacks see white laws as arbitrary and silly and not applicable to them, these managerial elites might see our values in the same light. I came to realize that during the big LBGTQ debates that the reason the elites were so in favor of them is because it was personal. Example, Schumer’s daughter is a lez and married a woman. Homosexuality is rampant in DC, which stands to reason since a gay man is the ind of guy who takes pleasure and sexual gratification in bossing other men around as… Read more »

Kentucky Gent
Kentucky Gent
Reply to  Falcone
27 days ago

“Only just punishment would force them to live under their own rules and ideas they impose on the rest of us and force them to work for a living.”

Nah. God has something better for justice.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
28 days ago

Until there are direct consequences for cruel, arbitrary and capricious decisions, the Managerial Class will continue to strut and issue evermore insane and painful demands. People have pointed out that if their income were adversely impacted, the nonsense would end overnight. The truth is this would not happen in the first place if any financial pain even were possible for these types.
The key is to find how to make the lives of the Ruling Class as miserable as possible. Locate that tool, inflict the pain, and things will start to get better or at least equally bad.

Moe Noname
Moe Noname
Reply to  Jack Dobson
28 days ago

On a positive note, the taxpayers in Illinois have not funded any of our rulers’ pensions…

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Moe Noname
28 days ago

Sure you have. There is no end to the taxes they levy on you and most of it is not specific. Most public sector pensions are pay as you go. When you pay your property taxes you are paying for all of the retired teachers and administrators plus all the ones working now. Same for the city. Same for the public transit (plus all Illinois tax payers subsidize it). In my city we have “SEPTA,” which gets enormous amounts of money from the state to run the PT system that is mostly just a gibs program. Anyone who can afford… Read more »

ABCer
ABCer
Reply to  Jack Dobson
27 days ago

Our Common Duty Men’s Duty is to Defend There actually exists Constitutional and legal mandates for all men to band together in local militias.  2D Amendment Mandate A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. This isn’t the individual right to bear arms, its a mandate for all men to be in a militia. This was a necessary duty we fell down on, its not about crime, self defense, or hunting. Nice GOP scam on that one NRA, an individual is nothing in… Read more »

ABCer
ABCer
Reply to  Jack Dobson
27 days ago

The tool is to band together as men and do men’s primary duty;

Defend.

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28 days ago

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Vizzini
28 days ago

I’m sure this idea of a new, entitled aristocracy is true and operating at some level — probably among the lower-level functionaries and useful idiots, but I think it would be a mistake to undervalue the deliberate financial warfare that globalists are making against the middle class using this pandemic as cover.

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Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  Vizzini
28 days ago

The financial types are stupid. Great reset means search ads are worthless in the West as everyone is too poor to buy anything. Google Facebook Twitter are worthless. Apple fails as people even on credit can’t buy iPhones. China is a closed market for search, phones and cars. So is India. So no opportunity there.

Put everyone in a pod eating bugs on 600 a month the global economy collapse leaving autarchies like China and North Korea. And people would kill every African on the planet to keep eating meat not bugs.

Vizzini
Reply to  Whiskey
28 days ago

They can adjust, just like the insurance companies have. When I quit my corporate job a few years ago, it took me two years to get health insurance, because the remnants of my corporate income hung around on my tax return long enough to put me in an income bracket that made me ineligible for any marketplace subsidies. I don’t know if you have ever gone on healthcare.gov, but what you will find if you do is that all the insurance plans, even the most godawful, start at $1,300/month for a family of three which is outrageously high priced and… Read more »

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Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Vizzini
28 days ago

What you say about Marketplace insurance is true. I had the opportunity to “retire” in my early 40s albeit on a modest income, and I took it. Hate it if you must, but before Obamacare health insurance was iffy even for the healthy. My solution was to be a part-time “degree seeking” student for several years, ended up with a BS and eventually an MA. Also student loan debt 🙂 Partly, this was to qualify for a modest health plan. Even it got expensive. Once Marketplace rolled around, I qualified for the full subsidy and have every year since. Yes,… Read more »

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Vizzini
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
28 days ago

and costs almost nothing. Costs *you* nothing, parasite. TANSTAAFL Note: I’m a parasite, too, now. They really didn’t leave us a lot of choice, did they? We had a government-controlled healthcare system even before Obamacare. Have had one since the late ’60s. https://youtu.be/WLzFhOslZPM Give a man a free house and he’ll bust out the windowsPut his family on food stamps, now he’s a big spenderno food on the table and the bills ain’t paid‘Cause he spent it on cigarettes and P.G.A.They’ll turn us all into beggars ’cause they’re easier to pleaseThey’re feeding our people that Government CheeseGive a man free… Read more »

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Vizzini
Reply to  Whiskey
28 days ago

The Chinese people seem in no danger of overthrowing Chinese autarchy. Our Western “betters” want some of that.

Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  Vizzini
28 days ago

Predicated on rising incomes. Otherwise it’s Taipeng Rebellion or Red Guards Cultural Revolution all the way.

ABCer
ABCer
Reply to  Whiskey
27 days ago

Because the Chinese men haven’t lost their balls.
We need to find ours.

greyenlightenment
Reply to  Whiskey
28 days ago

NGOs and multinationals with inexhaustible budgets buying the google ads. Multinationals selling cloud solutions to other multinationals. No need for main street at all.in the process/

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Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  greyenlightenment
28 days ago

NGOs don’t have inexhaustible budgets. Even Xi is trying to replace his export model with Chinese consumerism. And the Fangs can’t compete in China as Xi won’t allow it.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Whiskey
28 days ago

yes, but they will make up for in volume rather than one white guy making $50,000 they will get three 3rd worlders making $20,000 and figure they’re up $10,000. Woo hoo. Let’s celebrate, gentlemen My thinking is that mass immigration is always the pretext for expanding the debt. Bean counters like Paul Ryan argue “Ok, $30 trillion is BAD, but if we increase the population to 400,000 million, we can spread it out over more people so it’s not so bad.” And when the Chamber of Commerce asks “So maybe we can shoot for 500 million people and increase the… Read more »

B125
B125
28 days ago

Laughing at Sailer now.

After wimping out non stop, he’s now aghast that they’re discriminating against old white guys for the vaccine distribution. Imagine my shock!

Atheists must be terrified of death. He’ll throw everything away just to live an extra couple years.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  B125
28 days ago

It’s not just atheists. Tons of putative Christians will cling by their fingernails, at astronomical cost, to live via machine or on dozens of meds, because they’re terrified to die.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
28 days ago

Star of Bethlehem viewing tonight. Last chance.

“‘Great Conjunction’ 2020: NASA tips to see Jupiter and Saturn shine as a ‘Christmas Star’ | Space” https://www.space.com/great-conjunction-jupiter-saturn-christmas-star-2020-nasa-tips

Vizzini
Reply to  Higgs Boson
28 days ago

Thick cloud cover and rain here. Oh, well.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
Reply to  Vizzini
28 days ago

Same here, light rain, heavy clouds.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Higgs Boson
28 days ago

If you live in a region where you can see a dark star-lit night sky, count your blessings. Most places (at least USA) have so much light pollution you’re lucky to see the moon and the brighter planets.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
28 days ago

I’m out in the country, so the sky is usually bright and starry, but tonight it rains.

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
Reply to  Higgs Boson
28 days ago

According to NASA it should be visible all week. Info on radio inaccurate.

Dennis Roe
Dennis Roe
28 days ago

They’re building a better Asshole, why not? The checks keep coming, paid by us, no matter how ridiculous the decrees become. Like the local bully, it won’t stop till somebody drops one of them in the dirt.

Vizzini
Reply to  Dennis Roe
28 days ago

https://youtu.be/04F4xlWSFh0

Nothing wrong with me!
Something’s got to give!

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Kentucky Gent
Kentucky Gent
27 days ago

Hey Z-Man!

Father Josiah Trenham agrees with you – our Nation’s problems cannot be solved by elections:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH2IItMbC28

ABCer
ABCer
27 days ago

Our Common Duty Men’s Duty is to Defend There actually exists Constitutional and legal mandates for all men to band together in local militias.  2D Amendment Mandate A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed. This isn’t the individual right to bear arms, its a mandate for all men to be in a militia. This was a necessary duty we fell down on, its not about crime, self defense, or hunting. Nice GOP scam on that one NRA, an individual is nothing in… Read more »

wxtwxtr
wxtwxtr
27 days ago

Regarding the Cotto and Gottried, I thought of the interesting happenings behind the scenes in Calizuela. The first half is interview, listener questions after an hour. Thought your dissident side might enjoy this:
https://lbry.tv/@RedPill78:e/Paul-Preston—the-New-California-State-update-on-Saturday-Night-Livestream-with-RedPill78:8
Interesting map:
https://www.newcaliforniastate.com/new-california