Sociopath Or True Believer?

Outside of the progressive hive, there has been a long running debate, going back to the 1980’s, about the awareness of the people in the hive. Left-wing people say things that are clearly not true, but they seem to believe what they are saying. They have some of the facts and seem to grasp certain concepts, but they come to conclusions that are obviously false. The question is whether the people in the hive really believe what they say or do they know the truth?

The default assumption, popular with mainstream conservatives, is that progressives are well-intentioned, but wrong on the facts. These are reasonable people who can come to the right answer if you slowly explain it to them. Conservatives have built their entire movement around the assumption that there is some way to explain things to the Left that will trigger a revelation. They will see their error, throw down their weapons and embrace the conservatives as brothers.

Along with conservatism, this view is fading from the scene. It is a generational thing as conservatism and most conservatives were formed in the post-war period. Most people have now concluded that the Left knows they are lying, but they are consumed with partisanship, so they are fine with lying. Far-left cranks will claim men can get pregnant because it advances their interests. The blank slate is central to their program, so they defend nutty ideas like the trans business.

In a way, this is a coping strategy for conservatives. They cannot accept that there are people not driven by facts and reason. To do so would mean the whole facts and reason approach is a waste of time. If the hive is immune to reason, then there is no point in reasoning with them and therefore no need for conservatives. Instead, they fall back on the mendacity claim. That way, if they can expose the lie, the liars will have not choice but to admit the lie and receive the truth.

There is no doubt that self-interest drives mendacity in politics, but this only works at the personal or small group level. Politicians lie for personal advantage. Their staff and allies will join them in the lie if it benefits them. It was clear that Jen Psaki knew she was lying and she knew everyone knew she was lying. It was her job and the path to a television job where she would make big money. This is how things work in entertainment and politics and everyone knows it.

The behavior of the hive, in contrast, is not for petty advantage. It looks more like a religious duty. People in the hive now declare their pronouns and claim people are assigned sex at birth as an act of faith. The motivation to put pronouns in an e-mail signature is no different than the motivation to wear a crucifix. It is way to signal your membership in a religion. In fact, religions have often required these displays as a way to separate the faithful from the rest.

Here is an example of how this works. This article in the Atlantic is about how dog breeds are a social construct. It is based in a shoddy bit of social science that was concocted to address the dog breed line used by people who question the blank slate arguments of the hive. Dog breeds are used by critics of the hive as a proxy for the human family and human diversity. Just as there are different breeds of dogs, there are different breeds of humans with different characteristics.

The first thing to note is that this was an organized effort. On the same day, the Washington Post had the same story about the dog breed study. This was then picked up by small sites that republished it. That is how it works in the hive. The second thing to note is the Atlantic writer is someone with impressive academic credentials. Mx. Wu has a PhD in microbiology from Harvard. She did her undergraduate and masters at Stanford. Box ticking aside, those are impressive credentials.

Despite those credentials she has never worked in the human sciences. Instead, she has been a small time contributor to on-line sites. Her role here is to give the fake study legitimacy by having someone with credentials endorse the study. This is what the lawyers would call mens rea. The rollout of this fake study says they know they are promoting a fraud. They selected the sites and authors in order to best promote what they know is not true.

On the other hand, where is the personal advantage? The problem with the conscious mendacity angle is there is no personal advantage for the people involved. It is not as if Mx. Wu gains something from this. It will not boost her career in science, assuming she wants a career in the human sciences. The Post used a random dingbat on the staff for their version of the story. Instead, Mx. Wu is selflessly sacrificing her credibility to show her commitment to the progressive faith.

The camp that argues that self-interest is what motivates these will point out that Mx. Wu could be working from self-interest. People with her credentials who promote crackpot ideas like the blank slate are quickly elevated in the hive. Credentials count for a lot with the Left. If a credentialed person says the moon is made of cheese, the faithful will believe it. Therefore, Mx. Wu is simply gaming the system in the hope of being quickly elevated to high status in the hive.

That brings as back to where we started. It is clear from examples like Mx. Wu that there can be no reasoning with these people. A woman with her training should see right through that study. She chooses to promote it, ether because she is a sociopath or she is a true believer. In either case, facts and reason will have no purchase on her mind or the minds of the people like her. What motivates members of the hive is either sociopathy or faith, neither of which yields to reason.


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Abelard Lindsey
Abelard Lindsey
1 year ago

Mx. Wu is a true believer. How you tell this is because she never actually worked in microbiology since getting her degrees. She has always worked as a writer instead. If she were a sociopath, she would most likely be an actual molecular biologist writing articles to score brownie points from the collective for personal and career benefit.

370H55V
370H55V
1 year ago

“They cannot accept that there are people not driven by facts and reason. To do so would mean the whole facts and reason approach is a waste of time.”

Those people all have vaginas. The sooner we recognize this and start taking measure to control women we might yet survive as a nation.

John Flynt
John Flynt
1 year ago

The whole environmental movement is a walking talking exhibition that they don’t believe their psychotic demands earnestly.

Do these woke-imperialist Green politicians in Europe act like people who know that the world will end in 20 years. Ha ha ha

NO

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
1 year ago

one thing that is emblematic of hive behavior is when one of its members (who is jabbed) and has some horrific side effect (from the jab) says “it was worth it; I’d get jabbed again”. they are probably happy they were afflicted so they can be martyrs to the cause…

Gman
Gman
Member
1 year ago

Vaclav Havel, 1978, ‘The Power of the Powerless’.
Been there, done that.

AnotherAnon
AnotherAnon
1 year ago

One obvious cultural divide is the loss of “the truth”. “My truth” is a fairly new invention. Take the Heard Depp trial, for example. Time after time in this case (as with Blasey Ford case), the left is completely unfazed with both strong circumstantial evidence and even direct evidence of lying. Nothing could peirce their FAITH bubble. When one of the Supremes can’t define what a woman is (or, most likely refuses to, but that’s neither here nor there in effect), coherent legal arguments will become a thing of the past. Not to mention lowering standards for the LSAT or… Read more »

Goy DeMeo
Goy DeMeo
Reply to  AnotherAnon
1 year ago

Right.

“Mx. Wu has a PhD in microbiology from Harvard. She did her undergraduate and masters at Stanford. Box ticking aside, those are impressive credentials.”

The “credentials” are impressive only in that they leave an impression: that of a firmly planted red flag.

TammyFan
TammyFan
1 year ago

Ephesians 6:11-12(KJV)
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
1 year ago

it’s mostly gone as an issue now but should some jurisdictions actually try to ban masks in schools so as to actually prevent the fire from getting any more oxygen. It seems kind of harsh but I think Mark McDonald might be right to put the foot down:

https://markmcdonaldmd.substack.com/p/i-have-banned-child-masking-in-my?s=r
https://markmcdonaldmd.substack.com/p/pity-the-children?s=r

Tony Lawless
Tony Lawless
1 year ago

Looks like Katherine Wu is struggling with the dog breed issue at a profound level:

https://www.storycollider.org/stories/2020/1/13/identity-crisis-stories-about-what-makes-us-who-we-are

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Tony Lawless
1 year ago

Tony Lawless: Bingo. Poor baby, she says that “it sometimes felt like by simple virtue of not being white, I just wasn’t always allowed to occupy the full space of human potential.” And she was dreadfully bothered when they tried to set up a computer algorithm for facial recognition and the researcher noted she was of Han ethnicity. Ah, but “I was actually born here in the United States.” Visible racial minority resentment of Whites, belief in magic dirt, standard anti-White animus. She most definitely knew what she was doing signing off on that supposed ‘study.’ Her entire life has… Read more »

usNthem
usNthem
1 year ago

Having to deal indirectly or directly with psychopaths and fanatics – what a great Hobbesian choice. One would think after roughly 2000 odd years of civilization, the human condition would be far more logical and reality based. Fat chance – humans aren’t much different than they were two millennia ago (if not worse) other than being far less raciss, homophobic, transphobic and misogynistic among others, of course. A cleansing fire to cull the dead wood and trash and allow new growth to propagate is what is desperately needed.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

Humans aren’t much different than 2,000 or 200,000 years ago. Our hominid ancestors were using primitive tools millions of years ago. Civilization is a relatively recent innovation, probably at most ten thousand years, usually tied to the appearance of agriculture.

AnotherAnon
AnotherAnon
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

Upvote 10,000! This fanciful belief is the faulty basis of all progressivism. Even many Conservatives entertain this belief that human nature can “evolve”. The least intelligent Progressive senses that biology must be denied at ALL cost, even though they couldn’t begin to explain why.

Spingerah
Spingerah
Reply to  usNthem
1 year ago

Damn right !
Human nature doesn’t change.
I’m plenty racist, homotransphobic and patriarchal. That’s my nature as a knuckle dragging white male that my betters hate especially when they need me.

Whiskey
Whiskey
1 year ago

The people criticizing Christianity do have a point. Universalism is baked into it, and it tends to generate over and over again, various destructive heresies. We no longer have “throne and altar” able to stamp out the Albigensian Heresy, the Cathars. These were the people, mostly in the South of France, the Languedoc province, who believed there were two gods, the evil one of the Old Testament and the good one of the New Testament, that this world was evil, that reproduction was sinful, and everyone should commit what amounted to revolutionary suicide. They often castrated themselves and their animals… Read more »

RoboFascist 1st
RoboFascist 1st
Member
Reply to  Whiskey
1 year ago

The pseudo-Christianity is rife with heresies in the Anglo-Zionist asylum. Anti-Christ political Zionism has been an epidemic heresy for about 200 years in the English speaking world (see Stephen Sizer on Christian Zionism 2003) and there is no evading the heretical insanity of same sex marriage prevailing in probably half the congregations claiming “Christianity” in the United States. Christianity has become unrecognizable in the U.S. anti-Christ culture and everything from dual covenant theology to mandates to takes oaths to “Israel” have overwhelmed any rational meaning of the New Testament that has been drowning drowning in megaChristianity Inc. for 40 years… Read more »

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  Whiskey
1 year ago

Historical, theoretical, and potential Christianities doen’t matter. Actual existing Christians in all places, races, and denominations, are absolute sellouts to the faggiest available “earthly” power.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Whiskey
1 year ago

Since I’m rather a Cathar myself, stupendous comment, Whiskey. Satan, ruler of this kingdom, offered the Christ its bread, its treasures during 40 days of temptation. Christ said, “I don’t work for you.” It’s a political allegory. Anyone alive at the time would have caught the underlying political statement. The Romans were promoting an Aryan moral alternative to a supreme Jewish god. I accept Jesus the archetype as superior to, and superseding, the storm god YHWH. Superseding, as do the Christians, and that the White god speaks for the cosmic Maker, and for Heaven as a physical reality. I see… Read more »

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Whiskey
1 year ago

Amazing comment Whiskey. A simple “like” wasn’t enough.

PeriheliusLux
PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

You are right on in holding multiple thoughts on motivations in your head at once. It is nice to find that some can still do that. I speak in reference to the individual sociopath, “Exhibit Psaki”, and the true believer exhibit the hives of fact checkers who are in fact mindless credential checkers. Another one for the Orwellian translator. ‘Fact checker: n. a person who looks at the credentials to cite authority rather than using their faculty for reason to discern facts and find a semblance of truth.’ I think there is another factor for libertarians and conservatives that you… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

“Fact Checker: Someone who checks to make sure you are not getting the facts” Mark Twain, probably.

Goy DeMeo
Goy DeMeo
Reply to  PeriheliusLux
1 year ago

Great comment, especially regarding the importance of the warrior class. They are likely to be amenable to persuasion towards a new healthier model, especially where it offers themselves and their families something materially better. We can offer plata. But the alien Regime ultimately only offers them plomo, however well polished.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
1 year ago

Taking it out there a bit, if I could add my 2 cents… I maintain lefty is very in touch with the truth, righty is the coper. One must have a strong grasp of the truth to so exquisitely and satanically invert it. But with the lack of cope comes great fear. Hence the religious aspect. My axiom is that you worship what you fear, you become like what you worship— or, to add a corollary, you rebel against it. Satanists believe in God, for instance, but they are in rebellion against Him. Righty’s cope is, in part, as Z… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 year ago

They may not be doing those things directly (although certainly some are), and it may not be all of them. But there are enough of them assisting and enabling it, giving it cover *cough* Aay Dee eL *cough* that they are not an insignificant part of the problem.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

I look at this way, maybe true, maybe not, maybe just me being sentimental: America in the last century was an adolescent nation, rebellious, unsure of itself, looking to prove itself. Easy to fall under bad influences. That’s ending, adulthood is beginning. Do we grow up, or do we become a loser?

Idk if that’s a good analogy, but to your point, it’s our ‘life’ and we can just as easily decide to go a different way.

miforest
Member
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 year ago

you forgot athestic bordering on satanic

Goy DeMeo
Goy DeMeo
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 year ago

What’s it been now, 246 years?

As likely the US is an elderly convalescent, reliving its defining moments in a semiconscious terror as death chases out its final breaths.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Goy DeMeo
1 year ago

The nation not the polity.

Christopher Chantrill
Christopher Chantrill
1 year ago

The question is, how to relate to people that live in another faith, another religion, another reality. And that, frankly, insist that we bow to their gods.

Xman
Xman
Reply to  Christopher Chantrill
1 year ago

You don’t. They make war on you and if they win, they force you to submit. If you win you don’t have to submit.

pyrrhus
Reply to  Christopher Chantrill
1 year ago

We can’t live with them, so we live where we can ignore them…But they will eventually show up to force obedience, and at that point it will be do or die…I think the upcoming resource crisis will sharpen tempers drastically, and could be the end for these perfumed, worthless hive members…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  pyrrhus
1 year ago

You make a serious point. I have been mulling over relocating from where I live behind enemy lines in NY. I wish I didn’t have to because my family has been here since the 1690’s, but things are becoming untenable here, especially if our cultist karen “governor” manages to get elected in Nov. Having said that, I’m not sure where to go now. I’d like to relocate to MT, but I’m hearing that too many people from CA are winding up there. I’m not a big fan of humidity, so most of the south is out of the question and… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Steve
1 year ago

There’s no perfect outcome, only a better outcome.

Spingerah
Spingerah
Reply to  Christopher Chantrill
1 year ago

Anyone with enough sense to pour piss out of a boot knows the fanatics demanding you bend the knee to their religion are
No different than any other totalitarians in history, they will never stop if You even ask any simple question about their insane utopian fever dream then you become their enemy, they will kill you. As Z said There is no reasoning, no compromise.
No cure for their mental hydrophobia.

All action that follows is self defense.

RoboFascist 1st
RoboFascist 1st
Member
1 year ago

In the matter of moral relativism, sociopaths and dogs…

Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen had this observation as Major John Reisman…
“So you want to stink? Well, that’s okay with me because I don’t have to smell you.”

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
1 year ago

OT: well the LEOs covered themselves in glory…again, in the recent texas shooting. they refused to enter the school for 40 minutes while the shooting was going on, but they did muster the courage to prevent parents from going in. there is a deeply black comedy about the true nature of the police, waiting to be made. maybe Ricky Gervais will do it…

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

Ricky Gervais is being so brave bandwagoning with his tranny jokes. Just so brave. No, Gervais will stick to the usual formula of “dumb Christian whitey hates abortion but loves guns.” Just like Elon Musk, the Maga-tards are falling for a false savior just because he throws them a rhetorical crumb. The definition of cucked. They really are stupid.

Why do we need cops again? Crickets chirping……. Oh ya, that’s right, they’re the security guards of the regime. Cowardice ones. But support that “thin blue line” you dumb Hannity watching fools.

David Wright
Member
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 year ago

In Russia for example the rubes know better than call the cops for anything. They aren’t there to protect you, they have known that for a long time.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 year ago

The better question is:

“Why do we need public schools?”

btp
Member
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

It’s getting very old. The cops will tell you – if you attend safety meetings for a church or something – that the old, tired way was to huddle up outside the location and await backup. That was the Columbine procedure, see? and they’ve learned a lot since then. The new process is to rush right in, like friction’ heroes, man. So, if you’re packin’ heat yourself, thinking you’ll do some defending, you better be prepared to get shot by one of the police who come crashing in and will assume you’re the bad guy. Just sayin’. The reality is… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  btp
1 year ago

I want an actual experiment done with a city, where they do indeed get rid of cops. It’ll never happen. The vigilantes would be too effective.

David Wright
Member
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

You know so little about police tactics Karl. If you did you’d know the cops were waiting for a key (true). If that doesn’t work, call a locksmith.

Whiskey
Whiskey
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

Utterly predictable. Since the 1980s cops have been selected for certain qualities. Now post Saint George Floyd, he of the blessed Fentanyl up his bum, no cop wants to be a “knee cop.” Barack Obama noted in a tweet that the real tragedy was George Floyd. Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s right hand man and the operational dude behind Berkshire Hathaway’s growth, observed that incentives matter, and even he a person who understands this is still astonished at how much it matters. We have spent half a century or more demanding cops not arrest or hassle sacred racial redeemers of the… Read more »

Xman
Xman
Reply to  Whiskey
1 year ago

Cops exist to do 20-and-out and collect their pensions. They don’t protect anybody and they are not legally required to. They are armed parasites extorting your tax dollars for themselves. Policing is a total sham:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_of_Castle_Rock_v._Gonzales

The problem, of course, is when the people who have no legal duty to protect you arrest you and charge you with a felony for having the means to protect yourself. I can’t imagine anything more insane but that is the policy in just about every major left-wing state in the country.

Winter
Winter
Reply to  Whiskey
1 year ago

Exactly this. Let’s say the original resource officer had shot the perp when he first realized the teen was a threat. We’d be hearing about the trigger-happy cop who murdered a young immigrant who was “just getting his life together.”

c matt
c matt
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

Don’t disagree, although I can see some rationale for not letting the parents just rush in (in particular if unarmed) as that might only cause more trouble.

But I can see no reason for armed LEOs to sit on the sideline for 40 minutes. Reminds me of the time when I was a kid and someone broke into the house and we called the police. They called back about an hour later to see if we were still alive.

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

That reminds me of a joke I heard years ago;

Lady calls the police and says, “there’s a guy breaking into my garage”.

Dispatch says,”sorry, we don’t have anyone to send”.

Lady calls back a few minutes later and says,”cancel my request, I shot him. Just send the coroner when you get a chance.”

Three squad cars and a SWAT team show up within minutes and, what do you know, they catch the guy in the act.

Sgt on scene says,”I thought you said you shot him?”

Lady says,”I thought you didn’t have anyone to send.”

miforest
Member
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

matt you idiot , there is nothing that is “more trouble ” than you kid being shot.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

Wait for the whole report—I know, they lie, but there are parental witnesses. Generally accepted procedure now is to immediately neutralize an *active* shooter. We know after Columbine that active shooters want to run up a body count. They will only stop when they are killed. If they are not shooting, they are looking for targets/victims. The situation is now one of combat. My University practiced such drills in the building next to mine. The whole thing was taped and student volunteers played victims. I got to watch the tapes. It still was a s**tshow and I commented on it,… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

Woops. The above word should be “simunitions”—plastic paint containing bullits which are fired out of real duty weapons. In short, high tech “paint ball”, but these babies sting and the weapons react as the would with normal live ammo.

miforest
Member
Reply to  karl von hungus
1 year ago

it,s worse than that, they waited over an hour , some of them went in and got their kids out , and they tackled parents who tried to go in for their kids.

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1 year ago

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Gunner Q
1 year ago

The underlying motivation of the Leftist is control. They tend to be weaker people (in various ways, not always physical) who seek safety by controlling their surroundings instead of themselves. They seek guaranteed outcomes. Guaranteed friendships. And they are terrified of being successfully attacked by somebody or something more powerful. This desire for control replaces the desire for truth. The truth is frightening and uncomfortable, thus it is naturally shunned and subordinated to results. Which explains much of Leftist priorities. Herd/hive behavior… always a welfare state… witch hunts… acceptance of micromanagement… using words as tool of control instead of tools… Read more »

Crabe-Tambour
Crabe-Tambour
Reply to  Gunner Q
1 year ago

Spot on. I worked for 36 years for a microcosm of the Leftist mentality, the USPS. I eventually realized that I had a good job, and that I could separate the job from the organization. Instead of management and leadership, we had surveillance, data mining, social engineering, and, of course, the usual toadying and bureaucratic behavior. Actually, I coped fairly well under the circumstances, I liked and respected some of my diverse co-workers; seniority and age group, rather than ethnicity sorted us out. I even got along with some of our diversity-hire supervisors, though they reminded me of Marlon Brando’s… Read more »

Anonymous White Male
Anonymous White Male
1 year ago

“This article in the Atlantic is about how dog breeds are a social construct.” It shows how early evil corrupted the Church when you are taught that ALL human beings descended from Adam, and then later on, from Noah. the Bible never said such things, but it is implicitly understood by 99.99% of believers. Cain himself went into the Land of Nod where he took a wife. You mean there already were people in the Land of Nod? Yes. And the Flood was not worldwide. This is shown by the fact that if the entire world was covered, the Egyptian… Read more »

Hi - Ya!
Hi - Ya!
Reply to  Anonymous White Male
1 year ago

Brotherhood of mankind is freemasonic, not Catholic.

Anonymous White Male
Anonymous White Male
Reply to  Hi - Ya!
1 year ago

No, it is Satanic.

miforest
miforest
Reply to  Anonymous White Male
1 year ago

so are the freemasons

Anonymous White Male
Anonymous White Male
Reply to  miforest
1 year ago

Exactly, although many practicing Masons only view it as a club. I was implying that it doesn’t matter if Freemasons include the phrase “brotherhood of mankind” in their literature and rituals, they didn’t originate it. It has been with us at least since the Tower of Babel.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Anonymous White Male
1 year ago

Not to be spergy, but the floods mentioned in the Bible and in the cultural records of other civilizations likely occurred in the Younger Dryas event of roughly 12,000 BC, long before the Egyptian dynasties.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  KGB
1 year ago

Every thing about that shitty little country is a lie.Anything that’s true was stolen from somewhere else. Their bullshit and their bodies have no place in the West.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Bilejones
1 year ago

And yet the Great Pyramids stand, at least 4500 years old, built by a relatively primitive civilization that did not even have the wheel, if I recall correctly. I’m no expert of course, but I don’t think there is a reasonable engineering explanation for how the biggest were built, although it apparently did not require space aliens or supernatural powers, as some of the more lurid conjectures would have it.

As impressive as Cheops is, there are supposed to be other ancient structures such as those in South America that are even more enigmatic.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Anonymous White Male
1 year ago

If everyone descended from the same people, then there is no difference, aside from “social construct” differences

Your conclusion does not necessarily follow from your premise. You can even see differences among your own first-generation siblings, unless they are all identical twins.

Vizzini
Member
1 year ago

Credentials are purchasable commodities these days. They say very little about the person’s competence or actual expertise.

I’ve known too many doctors, MBAs, lawyers and engineers to be deluded into thinking otherwise.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Vizzini
1 year ago

“An expert is someone who gets paid to say what his client wants to hear.” Will Rogers, probably.

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
1 year ago

I had to pretty much give up on Scott Adams, but one of the few things he got right, in my opinion – was when he said that these guys have a movie playing in their heads. They are the central characters and you – you’re not even a supporting actor. You a prop, at best – starring in a morality play where they are the heroes who can do no wrong. None of this is about you. They are living in a different world that must be artificially filtered and maintained and at best, all you are is a… Read more »

Vizzini
Member
1 year ago

I read the articles on the dog study a couple weeks ago or so, when they first came out. There was obvious weasel wording even in the articles that gave away the game that the “breed doesn’t determine behavior” narrative was bunk. Another key clue was that they admitted that they had excluded working dogs — precisely the category where breed characteristics come through most strongly and were most likely to invalidate their “hypothesis” (if you can call a preordained outcome an hypothesis).

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Vizzini
1 year ago

Based on some of the criticism I’ve read of Big Pharma, it’s apparently common practice to “creatively” draw up and execute an investigation (e.g. of a new medication), either to sandbag it if one wants an undesirable result (e.g. these were done with repurposed (“cheap”) drugs that might have been effective against Covid-19, or to use various deceptive practices to get closer to a positive outcome. Even an outsider’s looking in can see that these studies (e.g. for a new drug) can cost millions of dollars and the success can produce a market worth billions, so there is enormous incentive… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

There is *proof* of what you say, so it’s a fact. I offer as evidence the number of “approved—as in safe and effective” drugs removed from use after years on the market and hundreds of deaths. I believe VIOX is one, but I’m too lazy to look it up.

Vizzini
Member
1 year ago

“The blank slate is central to their program”

The left: “Everyone can be whatever they want to be. Race, sex and gender are just social constructs. Anyone can learn to be a brain surgeon or champion athlete if they just get enough early support.”

Also the left: “I was born this way!”

Don’t have arguments with crazy people. It just wastes your time.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Vizzini
1 year ago

Its intended to be self-contradictory as that short circuits most people’s reasoning. Its a trick they use all the time.

If you read the equality legislation it states “protected characteristics”, but as anyone can be anything then there is no such thing as a characteristic.

The contradiction is the point. It provides the lever to bludgeon the confused from both sides at once.

Vizzini
Member
Reply to  trumpton
1 year ago

Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem. — Josef Stalin

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Vizzini
1 year ago

As we’ve seen in the LibsOfTiktok videos, these “teachers” want to fuck kids. Very badly. They are pretty open about grooming kids for sex. But the thing is, once you start fucking a child (or even just pressuring a child for sex daily), the child eventually starts presenting in a messed up fashion. Like, “Desmond is Amazing” levels of messed up. If parents understood that their sons were coming home with rainbow hair, piercings, thigh-high stockings and miniskirts because of things the teachers were doing to them, they might take it into their heads to do something drastic. So the… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Vizzini
1 year ago

Everyone can be whatever they want to be.

Oddly enough, the Disney (death be upon it) movie Ratatouie made an interesting point that “anyone” can be a chef, but not “everyone” can be. Not sure how that somewhat common sense observation made it through editing, but that movie was made in a different time.

imnobody00
imnobody00
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

Zootopia is the new zeitgeist

Heartlander
Heartlander
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

I think Disney’s been evil since at least the 1930s “Fantasia,” which included everything from cross-species (“trans”) chimeras to satanic/occult imagery.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
1 year ago

They’re manufacturing consumable info-products for a certain demo. There’s now millions of them (see Portland, any neighborhood will do). The recent Columbia grad millennial woman in Brooklyn apartment. She currently has 350k in student debt, double major, Pantheist Wiccan Studies/Medieval Feminist Studies. She currently works in a coffee shop and sells crochet macrame’ on Etsy. People complement her retro glasses. She wants this. She NEEDS this! Every day. If she ever found out that her entire life was a lie, and she’s always had a negative value to society, who knows what she would do. Luckily her easily led, feminine… Read more »

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 year ago

On the larger scale it’s just narrative provided for the natural peasants of society. If you ever get stuck listening to idiots talk about current events, the first thing you notice is how everything is understood through simplistic moral platitudes. And this isn’t just shitlibs, Christians get it too with the “Jesus likes fluffy bunnies and helping people and rainbows” version of religion. Some Christians are such nice people they’ve decided hell isn’t real. The woke religion has the same nonsense so that kindly unthinking dullards can waddle around all day exchanging their woke homilies, congratulating each other for being… Read more »

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Ploppy
1 year ago

Yep. They serve the same function as troop identity calls in monkeys. No information can be taken from them.

Mow Noname
Mow Noname
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 year ago

“she’s always had a negative value to society”
That is the greatest evil our masters have foisted upon the young. Women as economic units.
Had the blue-haired, indebted barrista instead skipped the hive programming and had 3, 4 or 5 kids, she would have provided ALL of the value to society.
Try as I might, I can guard stuff, create machines and destroy things, but I’m a guy. The next generation and society would not exist if Mrs. Noname didn’t dedicate a lot of time and effort into growing & raising small humans.

Peabody
Peabody
1 year ago

Having recently escaped Hive Central this is an issue near and dear to my heart. Ninety percent of my acquaintances from there are irredeemable shitlibs (I initially wrote “friends and acquaintances” but can a person with whom one is incapable of having an honest conversation without being on the receiving end of much wailing and gnashing of teeth really be called a friend?). Take away the hive mentality and they are almost all decent people. One in particular has been invaluable to me over the last year in dealing with a serious personal issue. Given his occupation, age and other… Read more »

BeAprepper
BeAprepper
Reply to  Peabody
1 year ago

Exactly so, Peabody. Like walking on eggshells.

My technique?

Instead of showing my hand, i’ll just mischievously ask, supported with my most innocent face i can muster, the most reasonable yet poignant/provocative question i can think of.

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
Reply to  Peabody
1 year ago

Peabody – would shooting someone in the face count as falling into the abyss?
Of course this is hyperbole as I’m a…person of the DR persuasion. OTOH, I presume that approach currently exists in the tool kit of Hive Central.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Peabody
1 year ago

Ultimately, there’s no living with these people. We must separate from white race traitors every big as much as we must separate from Hutus. They deserve one another.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

In some ways they are not to blame as they are automata in the grip of the media/academia/govt conditioning. You can tell every utterance they are going to say in advance as its been placed in them directly from without.

In other ways, there is no releasing them from this, even unto death the mind worms control them.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

Ostei: That is the conundrum. On the one hand, I accept all Whites have the theoretical potential to be assets to the race, perhaps excepting extreme ends of the bell curve. IQ is not the be-all and end-all, and one should care for and attempt to uplift one’s own. Yet so many of these people are so far gone that there truly seems no utility in attempting any re-education. Think of one’s own journey to the DR – we’ve all gotten here from different paths and over different timelines, but it still has taken time and work and constant reaffirmation… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  3g4me
1 year ago

Compromise:

Just try to save the cute ones.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  3g4me
1 year ago

reality will solve the problem, eventually. just treat the pozzed whiles like a drowning person – don’t go near them lest they drag you down with them. race has been elevated to the be all and end all in grouping, but class, etc are also critical. white trash is still trash.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  3g4me
1 year ago

I know that Z Man will dismiss this as a pipedream, but if we can ever organize a whites only space, or even a space where whites are guaranteed to remain an overwhelming majority, the whites who cannot be saved will identify themselves and can be dealt with.

Auld Mark
Auld Mark
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

Ostei, let them have their own “rump state”, just like those folks in eastern Europe are about to do.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Auld Mark
1 year ago

It remains to be seen who gets the rump and who gets the clod. The key is that, by hook or crook, we totally disengage from the maniacs and regain control our own destiny. The fact of independence is more important than geographical amplitude.

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  Peabody
1 year ago

It’s like that horrible meme on Blab where all the convicts are getting strung up, and the wank goes, “First time, eh?” 😂👍 I’m going into my tenth year of estrangement and cancellation with my militant gay SJW daughter. I don’t do the frooty colours of the rainbow. I got canceled by Mom when I refused to get jabbed, but she’s talking to me again after a year. Unfortunately 😆. The in-laws DID manage to tick me off and I gave THEM the punt. That did so much for my mental health. It’s the damnedest thing. I stopped drinking and… Read more »

Hi - Ya!
Hi - Ya!
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 year ago

Yet Zman wants us to think its all naturalistic. We just need to observe and see race and sex and what not. No! Its religious. God revealed himself and his church to us, and we got bored.

Zman is the flip side of the prog coin. Its all naturalism and Liberalism

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
Reply to  Peabody
1 year ago

You said: “I initially wrote “friends and acquaintances” but can a person with whom one is incapable of having an honest conversation without being on the receiving end of much wailing and gnashing of teeth really be called a friend?” Can someone who promotes your “elimination” ever be considered a friend or acquaintance? It is impossible to be a shitlib without being anti-White to some degree or other. It’s practically a tautology. Anti-Whiteness is one of the defining characteristics of a shitlib. When they say we want to “eliminate whiteness,” what I hear/read is we want to eliminate White people.… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 year ago

I wonder what the Jews (the Ashkenazi at least) will do if they find themselves the only Whites available?

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 year ago

Yes, the eliminationist rhetoric is quite clear…to those of us who have ears to hear, and eyes to see. Those so-called “whites” who espouse this stuff should just draw themselves a nice warm bath, settle down in it, and cut their own wrists. I want nothing to do with their twisted, virtue-signaling suicide cult, and consider it meritorious to wish them the ill that they wish on the rest of us. So hurry up then, and get on with it; we will be better off without them.

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
1 year ago

They think the same thing about us. If we say something they don’t think is evil, they just accuse of lying and hiding our true intentions. Besides, convincing anyone of anything is falling for the big con of democracy. That is the root cause of political debate amongst the plebs. It is also getting the cause and effect backwards. Mx Wu isn’t convinced by this supposed study, xir thinks the object is to convince the reader to do what it is xir already wanted to do before xir even saw the study. IOW, it is a tool of propaganda. It… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
1 year ago

It’s no different than Nobel conferring a peace prize on Barrack Obama

With the same effect – it doesn’t raise Obama, it lowers the value of the Peace Prize.

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

OT question

An article on the front page of Market Watch this morning has the language;

“Weaker than expected guidance for the second quarter”

And

“Similarly software stock Snowflake tumbled 12.5% after the companies guidance for operating margin came in narrower than expected”.

I’m guessing the phrases mean the companies did worse than expected.

But the Hive uses words for a reason, and I’m wondering why “guidance” is being substituted for less than expected earnings.

It seems like a nefarious use of language.

Clarification would be appreciated.

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

In terms of the stock market, guidance is used to describe what the company projects for future quarters. Market analysts guessed what the guidance will be and it was lower than what they excepted. This is a term that has been used for a long time.

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
Reply to  Barnard
1 year ago

First I’ve heard of it.

Thank you for the explanation.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

Yes, “guidance” means “estimate.”

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

i case it wasn’t clear, the company itself gives the guidance (to analysts).

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

Guidance statements like the one you cited are often picked up by algos that then initiate a significant selloff in the underlying equity post-earnings.

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
1 year ago

I just finished reading the article in the Atlantic that you referred to. The author isn’t saying that dog breeds are a social construct — she is admitting that the genes of a breed do play a part in determining an individual dog’s traits and proclivities. The quibbling is over the extent to which a breed’s genes determine individual behavior (and not average behavior over a large sample sizes). This is all legitimate explanation and discussion on the writer’s part. Pit bulls are on average more aggressive. Poodles on average are more docile. But we can’t predict the behavior on… Read more »

Joey Jünger
Joey Jünger
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

“Like every other serious race realist I am a statistician at heart — the issue is average behavior and traits gleaned from examining large sample sizes.” HBD and race realism aren’t the same thing. Anecdotal experience should trump statistics where survival is concerned. Sailor’s bemused, wry shtick, arch in the face of tragedy, proves how the numbers game is a dead end. He’ll count beans but will not put up his dukes for anything. “But this doesn’t mean I can predict what will happen in an individual case.” But genuine conservatism/any reality-based philosophy requires you to act as if you… Read more »

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

I always fall back on this, and I never heard a better explanation than what Nabokov offered up, paraphrasing:

What determines a person is 70% nature, 20% nurture, and 10% secret ingredient X.

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

That sounds about right. or as the old saw goes, can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

Precisely. However, absent intimate knowledge of the individual, we are right to use knowledge of race (or breed) as shorthand for dealing with the individual. If there’s a young, male negro walking down one side of a dark street, and a young, male Oriental walking down the other, the white woman who must walk up that street would be justified in walking on the side where the Oriental is.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

Bingo. That’s what most of the “Sturm und Drang” is about in police/minority interactions. Police know the odds of the suspected perp being the correct one based on race, and location, and time, and any other number of things. Of course, the poor bastard who is innocent of any wrong doing expects to be treated as “unique” with none of the baggage his peers have left him.

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

Beautifully put. Couldn’t say it better myself. Of course the left say the police are stereotyping. Well of course they’re stereotyping — but they neglect to mention there’s a lot of statistical truth in the stereotypes. In the case of the police that statistical truth has been arrived at on the basis of dozens or hundreds of encounters. The left expects everyone to be treated as an individual with no preconceptions. But that’s unrealistic. A policewoman who stops a young black in the Twin Cities knows she’s going to have more trouble than with a young white or young Asian… Read more »

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

“Precisely. However, absent intimate knowledge of the individual, we are right to use knowledge of race (or breed) as shorthand for dealing with the individual. If there’s a young, male negro walking down one side of a dark street, and a young, male Oriental walking down the other, the white woman who must walk up that street would be justified in walking on the side where the Oriental is.” I absolutely agree. It’s all about the odds. That’s what statistics are all about — that without knowing the particularities we make a decision based on statistical summaries like mean and… Read more »

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

I always say Feminism is when a woman sees a man following her so she crosses to the other side of the street…and Intersectional Feminism is when a woman will cross the street if she sees a white man, but will NOT cross the street to avoid a black man because it would look racist.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

So the paper could have been summed up in 7 letters:. NAPBALT

Glad to know that even pit bulls have a talented tenth.

Vizzini
Member
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

But Zman is correct in how it was being used to forward a behavioralist, blank slate narrative. Most average people will either not read the full article or not understand the implications. They’ll get the sound bite or the click bait headline, and that’s what will stay with them.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Vizzini
1 year ago

Yep, that’s exactly what such articles are intended to do. Create false references to prove false conclusions.

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
Reply to  Vizzini
1 year ago

Could be. But it’s a big jump from saying genetic baggage doesn’t completely determine behavior and traits to saying it doesn’t determine them at all, and all we have is a “tabula rasa.” That big jump would be disingenuous indeed.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Vizzini
1 year ago

What the Biology doesn’t contribute, the culture does.

Some are lacking in both.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Bilejones
1 year ago

Given culture is downstream from biology it sort of makes everything biology?

btp
Member
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

You pull a single observation from two populations with different means. Turns out, you can’t say for sure what the difference will be. Amazing.

Everybody wants to act like this discovery is a big deal.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Arshad Ali
1 year ago

Exactly – because you cannot predict what will happen in a particular case, the average proclivities provide the only available guidance, at least until more is known about the individual specimen. Pet the Labrador, avoid the Doberman.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
1 year ago

tl;dr: They believe because they want to believe. The exception is the sociopaths, although they are a distinct minority, usually in the thing for personal gain and benefit (the rapey male feminist is an actual thing, billionaires pocketing govenment cash to save the planet via their products are a real thing). Transgenderism, MSNBC, Elizabeth Warren, all the transparent frauds and phonies, thrive because their fans want to believe them, regardless of the validity, which is irrelevant, and will believe them. Yes, for the True Believer it is a religion, and the majority of the leaders still tend to be sociopathic… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 year ago

Let’s hope Putin’s aim is strategic and pinpoint. Think scalpel, Vlad, not sledgehammer.

Good ol' Rebel
Good ol' Rebel
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

Eh, he can use a sledgehammer in some places. Nothing worth saving from boston to the Potomac.

Good ol' Rebel
Good ol' Rebel
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 year ago

Pretty much; there is now a non-negligable chance of Russia first-striking the CONUS because the GAE’s nuclear weapons are controlled by lunatics, and now everyone not under the CNN hypnotoad’s control knows it. Dont be near an obvious target around election season.

BeAprepper
BeAprepper
1 year ago

Socrates believed in lying. Sometimes, as Plato explains in The Republic.

The noble lie. Propaganda for purposes of serving the public welfare. “Johnny! Stop picking on Sally or Santa won’t bring you any presents!”

Or

All men are created equal, for example. There is the concern that the consequences of admitting genetic inequality explaining performance inequality would be worse or politically less expedient than blaming it on racism or sexism.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  BeAprepper
1 year ago

Yeah, and we see where that’s got us. One thing to tell a dying person he’s looking better and not to worry. Another thing to tell an entire race that a another race has stolen what is rightfully theirs and that their “plight” is because of evil maceration on the part of that race.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  BeAprepper
1 year ago

You know who took the noble lie and ran with it?

Straussian neocons, that’s who.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  BeAprepper
1 year ago

Plato or his mouthpieces did say such things. Much of it great enduring wisdom. Yes, we find fault with many of his creations like his real vs. the “apparent” (what at least I call the real world — you know, physical reality). In fairness to Plato, he presents many alternative views in most of his dialogues. Much discussion centers on Rhetoric and Sophistry, in so many words (pun intended!) the good and bad motives of public speaking. Plato presents, in large measure, how people really behave, for whatever morality noble or base, good or evil. To use an analogy from… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
1 year ago

There is another possibility–Leftists, in general, have strong tendencies toward psychopathy, which creates a caesura between self and objective reality. In short, these people cannot grasp the real world, which causes them to adopt an ideology and specific stances that are fundamentally irrational. They, therefore, actually believe what they are saying. They are not lying. But it is nevertheless impossible to correct and convert them with facts because the facts do not gibe with the fantasy world in which they dwell. I believe this hypothesis accounts for the political behavior of perhaps 85% of Leftists. The other 15% are shameless… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

The other 15 percent is lying sociopaths in it for profit and personal gain. Pray they stay in charge.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

In a word, they’re koo koo That Van Der Lain lady in Europe has the exact same crazed true believer eyes as this lady who was trying to get me to join her in some pyramid scheme that would make us both rich when I was a struggling young man. Or more than koo koo alone, they’re a cult. A religious cult. And it is only a matter of time before they are removed from government on separation of church and state grounds. I have some personal experience in this which may give me a leg up over my peers… Read more »

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

It’s unsettling how many of the female Cloud People have those same eyes. NY Gov. Hochul is exactly the same. Pelosi, AOC, Jankowicz, etc. They all look like bunny boilers.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  KGB
1 year ago

There is a reason there are so many godesses of death in pagans religions.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  KGB
1 year ago

Something I put off reading based on the title:

“How to Judge People By What They Look Like”, by Edward Dutton.

Just finished it. It’s not too bad—a good history and support of physiography as a science. Not sure I remember specifics wrt eyes, but there is repeated reference to genetic mutation affecting behavior and appearance.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

I believe the conclusions Dutton draws in that book are generally correct. However, the adduced research is a bit threadbare. I’d like to see somebody tackle that subject and really put some meat on the bones.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

I tend to agree—but I give Dutton and other researchers a bit of a pass. Dutton tends to be at the forefront, as in extrapolation of thin findings, more than I’d like. However, who the hell these days can delve into such topics as what Dutton makes his bread and butter?

For one, who prints these findings in the mainstream academic circles. Who will fund such research? For another, how does one hold a position at an institution investigating such? I believe Dutton and his University have separated.

imnobody00
imnobody00
Reply to  KGB
1 year ago

It’s the thousand cock stare. Roissy wrote about that

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Falcone
1 year ago

Alex C on the Duran calls her, “Van der Crazy,” which is spot on.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

If you are counting the political grifters and such as opposed to the total body of those we’d call “Leftist”, then you might be on to something. However, most writings I’ve read of psychopathy and sociopathy estimate the total in the population at no more than 5% or so. However, sociopaths do tend to be found in positions of power and authority and are attracted to such—CEO’s, Politicians, etc.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

If you look at Dr. Hare’s work , the guy who came up with the Yes they are real and here’s to spot one meme, it’s a continuum rather than a cliff. I can even detect some mild instances of some characteristic in my own glorious self!.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 year ago

At least for a large portion of White leftists, that fantasy can persist because they do not feel the consequences of their actions.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

As Apex Predator said, some will only learn from pain and fear!

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

Decent essay. As I often will criticize however (get ready to hit that frown button, folks) are some downer observations. We are partisan here, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Obviously, deliberate deceit is a universal problem, especially in politics. But what about unintentional deceit? We love to point out the irrationality of the Left, or equivalently, the irrational belief of Conservatives that facts and logical argument will persuade opponents. Both are valid charges. But what are we overlooking here? Simple: What makes us think that we are immune to “hive mind” or its related defects? No human is immune… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

“What makes us think that we are immune to “hive mind” or its related defects?”

No one is completely immune, but dissidents are hit daily with the other’s sides arguments and morality. Our views are constantly challenged. We can’t exist in an echo chamber if we leave our house or turn on a computer.

Eloi
Eloi
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

You seem to elevate the hard sciences to the realm of objectivity. In theory: yes. In practice: not even close. Furthermore, science only gathers small piece of quanta, discrete little doses of “facts” isolated from everything else. Typically (not always), utterly useless. You reference medicine; in all likelihood, our medical system is the largest killer of Americans. And, yes, those statistics can be obtained from “official” statistics. Now, I would agree with your points on some level. For example, how many here still hope for the Biden laptop or the trucker convoy to enact miraculous change? I will utilize Emerson… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Eloi
1 year ago

Thank you! Yes, you are right that I consider the “hard sciences” as perhaps the closest approach to Reality we generally have. Actually, “pure” mathematics is supposed to wear that crown, based on my learning. I claim no expertise here. Even my beloved Nietzsche is skeptical of “natural philosophy” (Physics?): it is “NOT a world-explanation” yet is popularly so regarded because it deals with what “can be seen and felt…” (“Beyond Good and Evil” Ch. 14) Based on a study aid, his claims (e.g. Just how accessible is “truth,” even in the physical sciences?) were controversial and highly influential to… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

You’re talking to the type of people who ask themselves, constantly, “did I do the right thing?”

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 year ago

We are overly self-examined. What wins the day is sheer, appalling gall.

Well, gall, plus pain and fear.
The ability to hurt them when they can’t hurt you back. Gall is a positional statement.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

The dissident right’s beliefs are certainly falsifiable. The closest I can get is that lefty whites actually do seem to prefer having other ethnic groups rule over them. Although I’ve yet to see a mayor Mandingus that didn’t massively ramp up the levels of government corruption.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Ploppy
1 year ago

I suppose they might like to be “ruled” by POCs, but they also tend to live insulated from the consequences of such rule. The classic talk like MLK but live like KKK. I moved here for the good schools.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 year ago

OK Ben, fro ow on when you say, “Go ahead and down vote me…”, I’m skipping to the bottom of your comment and downvoting without further reading. 🙁

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

Heh! Did I just say something about “overly self-examined?”

Layabout, the way to deal with such self doubt is to ask, “what am I trying to achieve?”

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 year ago

Beyond waxing philosophic, I suspect that, being of an idle disposition, if I ceased from self reflection I might cease to exist 🙂

And once in a blue moon I get a nibble, like Eloi.

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
1 year ago

The adherents of the leftist hive-think are a mixed group. I think most of those that we know in everyday life are true believers, just following along to be part of it. A lot of them have a view of “the right” which means being lumped in with people they despise like Sarah Palin, George W. Bush, Rush Limbaugh and the Tea Party types. They have no chance of differentiating a neoconservative from a paleoconservative, or any other right-leaning faction. In the example of breeds or race, most of the more intelligent leftists (and many or most on the normie… Read more »

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Wolf Barney
1 year ago

In addition to the normie fear of where it leads, they also don’t see any resolution provided by acknowledging the truth. Admitting that different groups have different abilities is not going to raise the performance of the lesser abled. I disagree, as it doesn’t do Jamaal any good to get into Harvard with a 23 ACT, only to crash and burn, or worse to be pushed through and given a fake job with no accountability for adding value, when he very well could learn a productive trade.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  DLS
1 year ago

They are not doing it for his benefit. He is a means. They are doing it for your detriment.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  DLS
1 year ago

This (basically AA at the college level) has been discussed and even studied by the few legitimate Black scholars in the field. Whites won’t touch it. All agree that such AA efforts are—as a whole—detrimental to the race and produces fewer grad’s with lessor abilities.

Although Trumpton makes a good point, there is also a great incentive for Universities and the departments therein to admit and pass these minorities to “keep the numbers up”. Good things come from “Uncle Sugar” if you keep their falsehood live.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

Instead of the clumsy “bioleninism”, I prefer “toadies” or “buying armies”.

Roman Senators bought and paid for each Legion.
The soldiers didn’t fight for the senator, however, or his beliefs- they fought for the Legion.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

Yes, one of the great “open secrets” that must never be broached in Polite Company is that on the average, a Black [insert highly qualified professional title] will be of inferior ability compared to a White. This is, of course, due to decades of affirmative action and other lax standards to try and get the diversity numbers to look better. A rarely mentioned collateral damage: the statistically very rare, but truly qualified Black. He will be unfairly judged as a counterfeit coin, or at best as a debased one, by the world, because the world is wise to the scam… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Wolf Barney
1 year ago

They’re all “Anti-racist” “Race is a social construct” right up to the point where they need a bone marrow transplant.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

“If the hive is immune to reason, then there is no point in reasoning with them and therefore no need for conservatives.” Accepting that the Left can’t be reasoned with is a huge mental hurdle because it means so many things that are extremely disturbing, especially to the logically inclined. First, it means that debate is now pointless and that you have to fight back on the ground. You have to DO something, not say something. It means getting dirty politically, or, if politics is no longer an option (which it’s not), it means you have to start trying to… Read more »

Wkathman
Wkathman
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

It turned out that Sailer is more boomer than dissident. The first clue should have been that asinine “citizenism” hokum that he’s been pitching for years. Such a foolish concept completely contradicts everything that Sailer has been exposing since roughly the 1990s. It is astounding that he continues to subscribe to it.

Your post is spot-on. It’s a long and arduous mental road that Joe Normie must travel to discover that, in the end, separation will be the only answer.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Wkathman
1 year ago

Yeah, after I hit “send” I realized that calling Sailer a dissident was wrong. He’s a CivNat Boomer who happens to acknowledge racial differences but then says that we shouldn’t care because we’re all individuals and individuals can fall anywhere along the bell curve. White Boomers really seem to hate identifying as a group. I guess from their worldview, we’re all “Americans” or something like that so we shouldn’t identify as anything else. That’s a nice sentiment, but if other groups don’t share it, you’re a fool to continue acting as though they do. It’s related to not acknowledging that… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

CotS-

I was at a resort bar on vacation last summer and got into a conversation with someone from the Boomer generation and eventually we got to talking about the current IDpol mess.

His comment was that, “In the 60s we used to work together in this country.”

It was such a nice day I didn’t have the heart to start detailing the demographic realities of the Current Year versus the 60s.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

“White Boomers really seem to hate identifying as a group.”

Because we Boomers “all know where that leads to…”

We were soaked in it, drenched in it, drowned in it.

And we really do want to be good. To do the right thing. We examine ourselves (and the outer world) constantly.

To us, “it ain’t just about us” is instinctive. To the others, “all about is” is so instinctive, they never need define it.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 year ago

“all about us”

Correction

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  Wkathman
1 year ago

Sailer came up with Citizenism in the demographically-different early 2000s, when it sounded like a good idea. At least I thought it was, until he debated Jared Taylor.

It’s surprising that Sailer, even though he keeps up with the current culture, can’t grasp that the changes mean that the country is being handed over to POC.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Wolf Barney
1 year ago

Citizenism was a way to get whites to embrace immigration restriction without having to say that it was to protect the white majority. It wasn’t a crazy idea, but once it failed, he never moved on.

And he didn’t move on because it would mean embracing identity politics and Steve, like so many CivNats, can’t bring himself to do that, even if it means whites become a persecuted minority.

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

Looking back, that’s why I liked Citizenism. I didn’t want to go there, to explicitly endorse being pro-White. I was all in on immigration restrictionism though. In that debate I mentioned above, Jared Taylor won me over with his White advocacy and freedom of association arguments.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

Here is a perfect example provided today in the David French venue called the Dispatch. The author argues conservatives should protect the free speech rights of corporations. It was a nice thought 20 years ago. But with corporations now joined at the hip with the federal government in restricting unapproved speech, this theoretical purity leads only to the gulag.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  DLS
1 year ago
Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

You can’t dissuade someone from a belief made though emotion with facts and reason.

However, facts and reason—as a tool of persuasion—are a “fetish” of the Conservative. It is a stage that all true Dissidents have passed through, albeit most “Conservatives” never get beyond so they continue to preach to the choir and are stalled in their growth and effectiveness.

I’m thinking that it is the Conservative’s equivalent to the Left’s “Virtue Signaling”. Meaningless effort that produces no result except to impress your fellow Conservatives and gain status in their group.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Compsci
1 year ago

For a lot of the conservatives, I think it also comes down to a matter of faith that facts and reason (i.e., truth) wins out in the end. I believe that myself, but the problem is these conservatives either don’t or refuse to recognize that the end may be a long way off.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

Facts and reason are what I present to my fellow Conservatives. I believe in them as you do matt. However, the ideologues on the Left I’ve rarely seen persuaded—and by better men than I—so I recommend spending one’s time in more fruitful pursuits. Or barring that, to change one’s strategy in countering the Leftist mindset.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 year ago

Rather than “we were wrong,” I say, “we tried, we actually gave it a go, a full and fair hearing.”

Because good faith. We act out of good faith, seeing potential friends, instead of potential enemies.

Coalclinker
Coalclinker
1 year ago

I am actually optimistic about the state of higher education in our Imperial United States. We just have to wait and watch it unfold, with great pleasure. After The Empire collapses, there will be no money for The Hive. Money from the Givernment is the milk and honey of essence for so-called higher education. Once the collapse occurs, something like well over 90% of it will collapse as well, and probably within a semester. Thus the hive will take care of itself. Just like honey bee drones, they produce nothing and when the food dries up, they will be thrown… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Coalclinker
1 year ago

Money printer going *BRRRRRR* directly into Leftist causes and institutions really is the heart of their power.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Coalclinker
1 year ago

You’ve just seen $40 billion appropriated for funding the deep state.

Far more of that will end up in Northern Virginia than East of the Danube.

La-Z-Man
La-Z-Man
1 year ago

I no longer believe these elites are well intentioned. They are all scoundrels. Joe Manchin just spoke to the WEF saying Ukraine should see this to the end, in other words, this should not end with diplomacy, but with complete victory alone. All the Republican talking heads kept saying Manchin was a good guy. They kept on saying Joe Biden was a nice guy. More lies. The guy was always a scumbag, and it’s not because he lost his wife and two sons to tragedy that we should feel bad for him. There are no nice guys. The Party is… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  La-Z-Man
1 year ago

He didn’t tell the whole truth.

GAE’s real plan is to try and fight Russia to the last European and try to fight China to the last Austro-Indo-Asian.

mikey
mikey
1 year ago

In a way, this is a coping strategy for conservatives. They cannot accept that there are people not driven by facts and reason. The hive people believe that they themselves are on the side of fact and reason. Their thinking is based on “scientism”. For most of human history human perceptions of the world were based on the impressions received by the five senses. An individual’s sex was determined by their appearance, odor, the sounds they made and so on. Only since the scientific revolution and the construction of instruments that are supposedly capable of examining things at an atomic… Read more »

Wkathman
Wkathman
1 year ago

The hive represents an indecipherable mix of true believers, swindlers, and textbook sociopaths. Sometimes all three can exist to varying degrees in the same individual. Keep in mind, however, that the hive rewards conformity and punishes anything that even hints at dissents. It’s difficult to figure out how many people are faking it for purely opportunistic reasons.

Lady Dandy Doodle
Lady Dandy Doodle
1 year ago

One thing about sociopaths (and psychopaths) is that they believe their lies are true. In their minds, they are not lying with impunity–they are doggedly defending the truth! This is how Amber Heard can get on the stand and claim that it was the dogs who pooped the bed and not her. She actually believes it! To understand more about psychopaths and sociopaths, I highly recommend HG Tudor’s YouTube Channel on psychopathy.

TomA
TomA
1 year ago

If I may riff on this topic. Bongino is the classic conservative that truly believes that if he orates the correct magic words on the air, then light bulbs will go off all over the world, sanity will spread like wildfire, voters will have epiphanies en masse, new competent leaders will be elected to office, and the ship of society will change course for Shangri-La. That’s a nice pipe dream, but the odds of it actually happening are pretty minimal. And it certainly would be nice if it did, but betting your life on that outcome is more than a… Read more »

Member
Reply to  TomA
1 year ago

I think Bongino is just going through the motions for a paycheck. I absolutely do not believe anyone who was a guard dog for the political elite from 1999 to 2011 actually thinks that reason and logic, combined with voting Republican, will win the day.
But a pitchman has to sell the product.

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
Reply to  Pickle Rick
1 year ago

Rick

Good point about Bonginos’ being a guard dog for the Cloud Folk.

Rule number 3 for survival (after avoiding crowds and Joggers), is “never trust a Fed”.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Pickle Rick
1 year ago

I beg to differ. Bongino, for all his faults, has parlayed his popularity into being independently wealthy and really doesn’t need a paycheck anymore. Like Rush before him, he now has more money than he could ever possibly spend. Therefore, either he is all about greed (which I seriously doubt because he grew up lower middle class) or he really is an ideologue. I think he really believes his rhetoric, which is why he’s so dangerous. His shtick persuades normies to stay on the couch, vote harder, and pray for a miracle. “Bail harder and the Titanic won’t sink!”

JDaveF
1 year ago

The alt-left is feminine in nature, it operates on feelings rather than facts. A good example was that Justice Kavanaugh “felt rapey” ergo he was a rapist.
Trying to make a point with the alt-left using reason and facts is like trying to teach a dog to play the violin – it doesn’t work, and it annoys the dog.
If conservatives ever want to sway the left, they need to realize this, and make their points based on feelings, not facts or reason.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  JDaveF
1 year ago

From my experience, it’s more a high-status/low-status value mechanism. Media conglomerates do a good job of making views regarding immigration, firearms, and sexuality into implicit IQ signifiers. They’re cosmetic beliefs, and the way to counter them on shallow people is to make their beliefs look low-class.

Snobbishness isn’t something that dissidents like to do, but such attitudes towards their beliefs will get more of a rise than anything.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

This is absolutely true. It is why the Left cannot abide ridicule, and why it is even worse than Conservatards when dismissed out of hand and ignored.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 year ago

That’s also why the NPC memes are so effective.

Tired Citizen
Tired Citizen
Reply to  JDaveF
1 year ago

“If conservatives ever want to sway the left, they need to realize this, and make their points based on feelings, not facts or reason.”

There’s no swaying leftists. Like Z has said, these people must be removed by any means necessary for a normal society to function. I know several people who fit this description. They’re all women and they look exactly how you’d imagine them looking.

imbroglio
imbroglio
1 year ago

I come from the hive and live in its midst Much of the hive’s immunity to reason and fact comes from insularity, the desire for personal status and, like with most people, the ease of going along to get along and the need to think well of oneself. And don’t neglect the power of Orwellian doublethink. I’ve contended that my Senator Liz, as a type, is not a phony, hypocrite or even an opportunist. She’s an android, an early model AI concoction for whom the present moment is all in all, lacking any context of or commitment to before and… Read more »

Marko
Marko
Reply to  imbroglio
1 year ago

Sorry to hear you live in the Hive. But I live in the opposite type area…shootin’, ranchin’, boot-scootin’, Christian, flag-wavin’. There is certainly a desire to fit in here, as well. If you aren’t Christian nor have any patriotic sense, you won’t make friends here nor be elevated in any way. For example our dingbat governor is trying his best to be the most restrictive abortion state. This is what you call a virtue signal on the right. If you run for public office, you’d better be shown going to church, shooting a gun, and closing abortion clinics. And respecting… Read more »

Horace
Horace
Reply to  Marko
1 year ago

I’ll roll my eyes at whatever does the worst job of preserving European civilization. If I can take the liberty of trying to state your main point in a different way: all people are herd animals to some extent, including those who rule. There are no exceptions. I most certainly include myself. It’s not that those who resist don’t feel the pressure, but that they recognize it as such and refuse to succumb to it. If a European is unfortunate enough to live in a multicultural society, then the herd masters deciding which way the European variety of human cattle… Read more »

Nick Nolte's Mugshot
Nick Nolte's Mugshot
Reply to  imbroglio
1 year ago

This past week Slow Joe and the Davos crowd were speaking from the same talking points when they called the current Western World energy crisis a “transition” to a great and glorious but still hazy and vague green future. They have it all planned out for us and no, we will not have any say in what is about to happen.

MikeCLT
MikeCLT
Reply to  Nick Nolte's Mugshot
1 year ago

Hopefully our Great Leap Forward works out better than the last.

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Nick Nolte's Mugshot
1 year ago

I am starting to adopt a tactic with these people for each of these for your own good arguments “Who the fuck are you to decide that for me?”

At the moment it helps diffuse the kafka trap of the contradictions they set up and moves straight to a dominance authority discussion which has not been predefined for them. Makes them very uncomfortable if you pursue that route and ignore the flapping.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  imbroglio
1 year ago

A part of me hopes that many libtards are one armed mugging away from seeing sanity. But it’s just a hope.

Severian
1 year ago

In the chamber of the hive I know well, academia, I’d guess it’s about 70/30, true believer / sociopath. Most of the true believers really don’t see the contradictions, both because it’s an article of faith, and because they’re dumb — that special kind of highly educated stupidity that enables them to miss the forest for the trees, even as they’re smacking headfirst into every tree in the forest. You can give your average academic historian an article you cut and pasted from MSNBC, tell him it’s from the London Times in 1834, and he’ll start gleefully ripping it apart.… Read more »

mmack
mmack
Reply to  Severian
1 year ago

“so it’s easy to do the Sling Blade routine to get them off your back”

I’m seeing Professor Sev in my mind’s eye saying to some Assistant Professor: “I picked up a Kaiser Blade that was sittin’ there by the screen door. Some folks call it a Sling Blade, I call it a Kaiser Blade. It’s kindly a wood handle, kind of like an axe handle. With a long blade on it shaped kinda like a bananer. Mhm. Sharp on one edge, and dull on the other. Mhm.”

Followed up with “I like them French fried potaters. Mhm”.

Tired Citizen
Tired Citizen
Reply to  Severian
1 year ago

“You can give your average academic historian an article you cut and pasted from MSNBC, tell him it’s from the London Times in 1834, and he’ll start gleefully ripping it apart. Tell him it’s from this morning’s New York Times, however, and suddenly it’s sacred scripture.” In 2016 I was in the company of some leftist acquaintances and their leftist wives. I decided to conduct an experiment. I went back and gathered some talking points from Obama from 2004. You know, things like being against gay marriage, having a secure border and other common sense things that Obama claimed to… Read more »

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  Tired Citizen
1 year ago

And I bet when they walked away it all disappeared from their head and they are of the same opinion still, perhaps even more convinced of their original view?

imnobody00
imnobody00
Reply to  trumpton
1 year ago

Oh, men, you know them, you know them indeed

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

Reason may not work on Sociopaths or true believers, but if you want to get a response from a Hive Minder, mocking and ridicule goes a long way.

If I find myself in a situation where I realize I’m interacting with, and speaking to a Lefty/Hive Minder/Dingbat, I simply disengage by saying,” you know, it’s a good thing we live in an age where people can believe, whatever they want to believe. You get to believe what you want, and I get to believe what I want”.

Severian
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

I’ve had good success with “Oh, is that what your tv told you?” Not original to me, but very effective.

Joey Jünger
Joey Jünger
Reply to  Severian
1 year ago

I know a “Hiver” who loves to mock the conservative concern about the border and illegal immigration. He lives in a swanky apartment building with a high gate out front and the riverfront stretching behind his property. “How’s life at the compound?” I ask. “Anyone sneak over the wall?” Then I ask him about the “moat” behind the house. He never enjoys it. I always do.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Joey Jünger
1 year ago

Your comment reminds me of an event in my political awakening. I was living in a gated and walled community in coastal California and I watched a bunch of Hispanics climb over the wall. It shook me to my core. I became an anti-illegal immigration activist within a year.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 year ago

When I was about 12, my mother, father, and I traveled in Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. We strolled a few times through prosperous neighborhoods. All of the homes presented as gated compounds with high masonry walls. The tops of those walls had wicked, large pieces of razorsharp glass embedded in mortar. That trip was an education in various other ways, too.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 year ago

Most places in the USA, at least residential areas, it’s forbidden to have a fence that would present a real risk of harm to any would-be intruder. E.g. barbed wire, broken glass in the cement on the top, and so on. You may see in older sections of cities such things as high wrought iron fences with sharp points on the top. These are almost certainly antiques, grandfathered in. Probably they could not be installed new and who could afford wrought iron? Surely exceptions exist, but probably only for government or private property with a “legitimate” need for high security.

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
Reply to  Severian
1 year ago

Nice

I’m purloining that.

With regards to the Jab, I simply say that I’m not getting it as someone will have to bury all the people who voluntarily took it.

Then I offer mine. If one Jab is good, two should be twice as good!

Science!

Disruptor
Disruptor
Reply to  Severian
1 year ago

I’ve had good results with: You’re too smart to think that.

There are a lot of variants which convey different meanings: you seem too smart, or seemed too smart. Seemed means I thought you were smart, but I guess not.

Or to believe or have believed. Have believed means they did believe that but now they don’t Etc.

Peabody
Peabody
Reply to  Disruptor
1 year ago

I found “Yes, that is the dominant narrative” gets their noggin joggin for a moment.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Disruptor
1 year ago

Although I rarely pull off the following owing to my irascible, acerbic demeanor, I’ve tried it on occasion and it actually works, if you have the time and patience and can keep a straight face.

If someone is talking nonsense to you, just pretend being a supportive listener. Ask probing questions. Not to disprove their tartuffery, but gently insisting they explain it to you, the eager but not-yet-enlightened audience.

The outcome is unpredictable, but ideally the person will experience an epiphany that he is an ass for believing such foolishness. You can smile understandingly and make your exit. 🙂

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

Gives them too much credit. Dismiss them with a simple “you just don’t matter.” Significance is what they crave.

Joey Jünger
Joey Jünger
1 year ago

There’s something I noticed, a little poker tell, whenever progressives are cornered and trapped, forced into telling a boldface lie. It happened when Jumanji Jackson was grilled about knowing what a woman was, and it happened several times in senate inquiries involving dirty feds, dirty medicos, and Silicon Valley sleazebags. I also recall seeing it happen when someone asked Pete Bootygig a question about paternity leave or racist highways. There’s a flicker, a little glint in the eye and a smile stowed before it can grow across the face, before the liar answers the question, as if the truth is… Read more »

Severian
Reply to  Joey Jünger
1 year ago

I know what you mean, and I saw it with Bill Clinton. I guess it helped that I really was “apolitical” in those days — I thought politics was just showbiz for ugly people, like the man said, because I was busy getting rich (so I thought) because the good times would never end now that we’d reached The End of History… …yeah, I was that young and naive and stupid, but whatever, point is, I had no investment in Bill Clinton either way, so whenever I saw him giving a speech or a press conference or whatever, I viewed… Read more »

Horace
Horace
Reply to  Severian
1 year ago

I did not have sex with that man’s sex slaves on that man’s sex slave island any of the NINETEEN times I visited it!

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Horace
1 year ago

“On either of the nineteen times”

Gotta leave some space for doubt..

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Joey Jünger
1 year ago

Let’s also not forget that everyone in DC is a lawyer, trained to win for their client whether he is truthful or not, guilty or innocent.

Mr. Generic
Mr. Generic
Reply to  Joey Jünger
1 year ago

The sociopaths are the true believers are the junkies. There is no difference amongst them. “Leftist” politics might as well be renamed “Cluster B” politics. It’s mental illness all the way down with these people.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Joey Jünger
1 year ago

It’s called duper’s delight. The personality types that engage in compulsive lying do indeed get a thrill from the idea that the other person is eating their shit sandwich and then asking for more.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Joey Jünger
1 year ago

Psaki’s eyes roll into the back of her head and get replaced with a couple of X’s after she told us about Biden’s decisive leadership

It happens, but to her soul.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  c matt
1 year ago

The Portrait of Dorian Grey.

Götterdamn-it-all
Götterdamn-it-all
1 year ago

And even better title for this article would be “The Life and Habits of the Lemming.”

Maxda
Maxda
1 year ago

The dog breed stuff is hilarious. Nobody who has own different breeds of dogs would believe it.

I think that there is a spectrum of people who preach the left’s latest lies. On one end if the idiot true-believer NPC type. As IQ increases, it becomes a mix of stupidity and mendacity (most Dem politicians), at the top (Soros and Schwab types) it is pure malice and evil.

mr mittens
mr mittens
Reply to  Maxda
1 year ago

There are no homosexual dogs. There are dogs bred over time to serve human needs. Therefore, we have Rottweiler/Pitbull humans, who fight and guard, we have Retriever humans, who go and get things for their master, we have Submissive rollover and rubmabelly humans who will do whatever master wants as long as they get to sleep at the foot of the bed, and we have Terrier humans who go after things like facts or information, and we have Poodle humans who just like to look good and be fussed over on the end of masters leash. Where are the lgbtqpd… Read more »

trumpton
trumpton
Reply to  mr mittens
1 year ago

Those are extinct

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Maxda
1 year ago

Growing up, my family had a pet dog from a classic herding breed.

Purchased as a newborn pup, from day one she retained extremely strong herding and protective instincts that she applied to the people and waterfowl on our property since no livestock were available.

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

Our family dog was half Border Collie. In the house if everyone was scattered in different parts of the house, he was uneasy and couldn’t relax. When we’re all in the same room, all was well and he would plop down and relax.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Wolf Barney
1 year ago

Shepards gotta herd, no matter how ugly the flock.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 year ago

Yes, one of our two rescues is a border collie who for the first two years of her life was in the hands of nasty, hillbilly yahoos who scarred her spirit with their cruelties. She herds me, as a Daddy’s Girl, until she gets her share. I almost always surrender to her need for unfeigned affection. But that she draws upon her breed’s genetic legacy is patently obvious. The other one, who was more passively abused as a puppy through deficient quantities of food, is a border collie/flat coated retriever mix, and the hunting dog genetics dominate in her behaviors.… Read more »

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
1 year ago

Talking to some true believers, one of the consistent features is a blind, fanatical trust in institutions, especially scientific ones. They will treat the University professors like a platonic form of a man whose life is devoted to delving into the truths of nature. The thought that a professor is swayed by grant funding and prestige is akin to blasphemy. This falls into the modern trap of thinking man is inherently good and virtuous. With that level of faith, it’s easy to put your mind into pretzels to accept contradictory/crazy beliefs. Another common property is marriage. I’ve seen several men’s… Read more »

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

Sociopaths, Psychopaths, Dingbats;

It’s almost like they live in a different reality. Which I guess, in a sense, they do, in their heads.

Has anyone seen the commercials (I’m reticent to cop to watching any network stuff), where “doctors” (actors in lab coats), articulate that the Jabs “work” and are “safe”.
The actual facts in the ground are completely the opposite of what is being said, and yet it is spewed out.

They are basically participating in genocide.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

Like hearing the beat of a different drummer, and a radio program far off, in a room down the hall, so far it is more sensed than heard.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
1 year ago

“Genocide” is (hopefully!) too strong a word. But yes, the government pays billions for advertising that in the name of “public health” is free advertising for a few Big Pharma producers of the jabs, most of which are obtained via government funding, were at least in part developed with government funding, and so on. A de-facto monopoly product, heavily promoted in some cases at zero expense and best of all, mandated for millions of not-always-willing customers. What’s not to like? It’s all quite a lucrative racket, lots of people getting rich, expanding their fiefdoms in the process. Your description of… Read more »

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

“I’ve seen several men’s opinions change from conservative to insane progressive when they marry, and I rarely see the opposite happen.” It seems to be a uniquely female thing that they cannot deal with someone holding a different opinion from them. Also, many women (my wife is one of them) will pretend to agree with their men on issues, until they get married. This seems to be especially true with liberal women and “conservative” men. As I have learned the hard way, when the wife throws out some opinion as if it was Holy Truth That Can Not Be Questioned,… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Outdoorspro
1 year ago

“…men actually adopt their wife’s politics.”

That’s my best friend in a nutshell. He was a natural leader in a crowd, but she had the retirement plan (university, union).

(To be fair, he’d also had a crush on her since she threw walnuts at him when they were eight.)

Bill Jones
Member
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 year ago

Once they start playing with your nuts you’re a gonner,

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Chet Rollins
1 year ago

Ah. This. Long ago, commenter Tom K noted, “if they’ve gone left, there’s pussy involved.”