Sunday, March 01, 2015

ExC described, in part

The online critic.

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March, in like a lamb

A chilly 50 degrees*, but a bright and clear Sunday morning in SF.

The longtime neighbor with whom I share a wall has moved. While keeping the rent-controlled place, he and his partner (and three dogs and two cats) have taken a lease across the bay. So they only drop in every once in a while. I find that I miss the formerly annoying noises.

I am posting partly to avoid dealing with some family stuff that makes my stomach tighten up. Given how fractured both my parents' families were, the post-mortem conflicts among my siblings about the estate pretty much freak me out. My response: procrastination, avoidance, distraction and repression.

One of my oldest friends belongs to the most liberal and very White denomination in America, one which worships the Trojan Horse MLK and all that African Passion Play. She posted something about a sermon today on #BlackLivesMatter. One of her commentors asked if their church would really matter to BlackLives and that this question made her "tremble in her boots."  I refrained from rudely replying that statistics make it abundantly clear that #BlackLivesDoNotMatterToBlacks, who murder each other with abandon. So if their own people do not really care about them, why should a bunch of White liberals?

Let them read (if they can, without clutching their pearls and fainting) The Daily Kenn, and put faces on the news stories that they probably never hear about anyway.

Nicholas Wade (see below) asserts that a genetic change made Europeans, especially in the north, uniquely non-tribal, with a capacity for benevolence toward non-kin. Very much against the human norm of kin and tribe limits. This allowed the political and economic shape of the West to occur since the Renaissance, a civil society where kinship was not the fundamental driving force. On the other hand, it has led to the above suicidal concern for dysfunctional but increasingly powerful enemy groups.

Watching a few back-to-back episode of Supernatural, brothers Sam and Dean repeatedly risk life and soul (as their father did) to save total and unrelated strangers. This, they assert, is their life's meaning. Only White people from northern Europe could come up with this.

I think I need a new pipe. The one I've been smoking for the last ten years or more has had the bowl narrow beyond fixing. Yes, I smoke a pipe. And the occasional cigar. Never liked cigarettes, though.
My tobacco use is one more reason I live on the edge, a rebel.

Watched an interview with Charles Murray about his book on the class  and culture split among White Americans in the wake of our losing the common civil culture that America used to have when it was a White country. The neighborliness that was common both in urban and rural/suburban places is now lost.

Reading the comments section, as always, convinces me that most of the human race --if the comments reflect it-- is composed of morons.

Nicholas Wade's alternately irritating and quite educational book about race and genes points out that evolution in homo sapiens did not cease many millennia ago but continues. And is "copious, recent and regional." Races, as anyone not anocranially liberal knows, are thus real and significant in their differences. Mr Wade has been excoriated, of course, because he touched the third rail.

Secular liberals condemn the Christian doctrine of the Trinity as irrational nonsense: a God who is both One and Three. Their most fervent dogma is that Race Does Not Exist and that it is The Most Important Difference In The World. A "God" Who both Does Not Exist and Is Everywhere. Who's more irrational?

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*I know. For most of North America, 50 is paradise. But this is context, boyz, context.



Saturday, February 28, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Open-minded liberals and progressives

The idea that a Roman Catholic bishop should expect congruence with Roman Catholic teaching and behavior from the people --mainly women, of course-- who are paid to teach Roman Catholicism in Roman Catholic schools is...disturbing.

And speaking of "strict morality codes", ever run into a nest of progressives who did not constantly ride herd on every possible departure from Approved Speech, Thought and Attitude? And the secular Kosher laws for Proper Disposal of Waste is not a "strict morality code" enforced by the State?

Once the Party of Progress decides in an issue, no further discussion, much less thinking, is allowed. Difference become H8. The notion that progressives are non-dogmatic and open-minded is utterly wrong. Laughably so.

Now that, for instance, gay marriage has been elevated to sacrosanct status and "transphobia" is a newly discovered Crime Against Humanity, will you find any open-minded critical thinker among the progressive who would dare to stop and say, "Let's assess this again. Is there anything other than Pure Progress and Virtue involved in our positions and policies? Any down sides? At all?"

Ain't never gonna happen.

Many people think that the current Archbishop of Chicago was being a drama queen when he said, "I will die in my bed. My successor will die in prison. And his successor will die a martyr in the public square."

Like any cancer, once Progress becomes more established --and now has complete hegemony, and in San Francisco, monopoly-- it becomes more, not less, invasive and virulent. Like cancer, it never stops until it has killed its host.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What if

the one thing that could save us is the one thing that we are absolutely forbidden to have?

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eyes

During the years I lived with my Black partner, I learned to watch TV and movies and ads racially, like he did. For instance, he alerted me to the fact that, in the 90's anyway, it was almost always a Black guy who died first in films and shows. I thought he was kidding until I looked with his eyes. He was right.

Well, now, --alas, for the damage it does to my viewing pleasure-- I watch them with my own White and male (and "gay" and Gentile and Amurrican and Christianish and Righty) eyes.

And it ain't pretty. Ain't pretty at all.

Once you have the eyes to see The Narrative all over the place, it makes it harder find entertainment that does not offend.

I will not bore you with the details. It's a sunny day.

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Well, I'll bore you with one. On an HBO series I just finished watching, the most evil character was a racist white woman. No humiliation was spared in damning her, by both blacks and whites. On the other hand, the black characters were allowed to make disparaging comments about whites to their faces and they responded with...nothing. This is part of the rules of The Narrative.

Reminds me of the time(s) my Black ex would come home upset at some racial thing or other (real or imagined) and opine that he'd like to kill all the White people, and then expect me to sit down to dinner with him. I, of course, was expected to be very circumspect about my racial comments.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sabbath evil musings

This should come under Hard Sayings.

If you put together Samuel Huntington's taxonomy of friends-and-enemies

A.  true friends who will be with us and we with them through thick and thin;
B.  opportunistic allies with whom we have some but not all interests in common;
C.  strategic partner-competitors with whom we have a mixed relationship;
D.  antagonists who are rivals but with whom negotiation is possible;
E.  and unrelenting enemies who will try to destroy us unless we destroy them first

and add to that the options open to you when confronting these groups, you come up with the following. If you are ExCathedra.

Once a group passes beyond C and is either antagonistic or inimical, the options become narrower.
To put it simply, your choices are composed of Domination and Separation.

If you are dealing with antagonists or enemies, you must either dominate them or you must separate (them from you or you from them). You can work with with friends, allies and even competitors. Beyond that, you can perhaps negotiate with antagonists (if you are powerful enough). But with enemies, you can only dominate or separate. And if you separate, you had better be powerful enough to dissuade them from attacking you or to resist them successfully if they do.

So here's the Hard Part.

Given the levels of bitterness and hatred between the Left and Right over the last half century, how do these two groups now see each other?

I incline, no surprise, to see them as inimical. So that contemporary politics in the US (and the West in general) is truly a zero-sum game. As I have said, an undeclared Second Civil War between two incompatible visions of society.

Whose options are Domination or Separation.

The component groups of Left and Right, if you use voting patterns as the norm, are pretty clear.

The Left is composed of Liberal Whites and Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, LGBTQs, Muslims and unmarried women. You can throw in the media and academia as well.

The Right is White, Gentile, Christian, straight, male and married female. Others in this group are distinct and tiny minorities.

And this group itself is hurtling toward demographic minority status itself.

Mainline Conservatives --whose ranks ExC has now left-- continue to believe that Left and Right are competitors, with a mixed relationship of common interest and clashing interest. The New Right, the neo-reactionaries of the Dark Enlightenment, see the Left (and most of the standard Right) as enemies who must be dominated or separated from. Otherwise they will dominate you.

Look at every action and every policy of the Democrats in the last half century and ask yourself which groups it has benefited to the detriment of what other groups and you will see the pattern. It now seems clear to me that every action and policy of the Democrats is designed to damage the groups that make up the Right. Every one. If this does not make them your enemy, what, aside from direct military attack, would?

So here's the Hard Saying as it seems to me this bright Sabbath spring morning:

Because the Left shows not the slightest sign of slowing, moderating or negotiating its vision (quite the contrary), unless the Right groups dominate or separate from the Left groups, we will be destroyed.

Now back to my coffee.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Surprised by the obvious

The Parquette at the corner of Castro and market is to be close down for several months. It has become hang out for drug nomads and homeless people off their meds. Verbal and physical violenceare not uncommon. The barbarians move in and take over a space that was designed as a pleasant outdoor mall. What I find humorous about this is it's order predictability. In the last 10 years every form of public seating has been removed from the neighborhood because these same barbarians set up camp. Why anyone thought this Parquette would be an exception is typical San Francisco blindness. Although most people resent this population, there are the endless advocates for the homeless and the mentally deranged who insist that we must accommodate them or consider ourselves bad people with privilege. 

My normal excellent spelling and grammar has been reduced because I am making this post from my iPhone by voice.




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

IQ Stuff

IQ is a hotbutton panic issue for Social Justice Warriors, the cadre of True Believers in Equality For All.

In every test of general intelligence, the hierarchy is always the same: East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, Koreans), Caucasians, Hispanics, Blacks. The Caucasian average is 100. The Asians come in about 5-6 points higher, the Hispanics about 10 points lower and the Blacks 15 points lower.

SJWs who scream --unfoundedly-- that the tests are "culturally biased" because Blacks always come out last seem to ignore the fact that in these Caucasian-originated tests, East Asians always come out first.

Or they pivot and say that IQ doesn't matter.

Here's a bit of info that shows how much it can matter.

Ashkenazi Jews, the descendants of the Yiddish-speaking Jews of east and northern Europe, have the highest average group IQ of any ethnic body on the planet. Measured at 110-115, on average.

What does that mean? Here's an example, from a recent work on human genetics:

“…Ashkenazim have an average IQ of 115, one standard deviation above that of northern Europeans, although some measurements put it at only half a standard deviation higher. This is the highest average IQ of any ethnic group for which reliable data exist.  
Such an advantage may not make much difference at the average, where most people are situated, but it translates into a significant difference at the extremes. 
The proportion of northern Europeans with IQs greater than 140 is 4 per thousand but the figure for Ashkenazim is 23 per thousand, a sixfold difference.” 
Nicholas Wade
Before The Dawn: Recovering The Lost History Of Our Ancestors
2007
p.195
In a thousand northern Europeans, 4 people with the extremely gifted IQ of 140+.

In a thousand European Jews, 23 such people.

Tell me that ain't significant.

And if you move it to the other end of the spectrum, how many such people will there be in a group whose average IQ is only 85?

What part of the progressive Potemkin Village is not based on the moralistic fallacy, the contrary-to-fact assertion that something is so because someone thinks it ought to be so?

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A painful truth

As I have noted, Christianity is a "sign of contradiction" on both the Left and Right.

Feminists and other progressives see it as the source of violent masculine superiority and White civilizational arrogance, while the Angry Young White Men on the traditionalist Right see it as the emasculating root of the universalist egalitarianism supporting the White West's invasion by Third Worlders.

The former alliance between Altar and Throne has now become an alliance between Pulpit and Horde.

Sam Francis wrote, in a review, these words:

Whatever primitive Christianity or true Christianity or historical Christianity may or may not have believed and taught, what is indisputably happening today is the deliberate extirpation from Christianity of the European heritage by its enemies within the churches. The institutional Christianity that flourishes today is no longer the same religion as that practiced by Charlemagne and his successors, and it can no longer support the civilization they formed. Indeed, organized Christianity today is the enemy of the West and the race that created it.

 Seeing the enthusiastic collusion of Catholic institutions, to say nothing of the Protestant Mainline and most recently the Evangelicals, and the Pope and his ministers, in swamping the traditional Euro communities with aliens, I can't find much of a defense against Mr. Francis' assessment.

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