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Hitler Cared Nothing At All about Economics

Hitler didn’t give two shits about class, economics, rich versus poor, or any of that. He was a true nationalist. If you were a true loyal German or Aryan, he loved you to death. About the economics, he didn’t care. He couldn’t be less interested. They gave him economic plans and he just threw them back and them and said, “You do it. I don’t care about this stuff! I care about Germany!” He only purged the Nazi Left (including the Nazi Communists!) in the Night of the Long Knives because the junkers and industrialists ordered him to do it else they would not support him.

There were some major components to German society:

Junkers– Large landowners – I guess they’ve done a land reform now?

Industrialists – The usual, with the usual interests. Hitler said make what I tell you, I’ll buy it, and you’ll do fine. Industrialists said ok, will do.

Military, especially military officers – They were rich, conservative, and anti-Semitic. They had to be appeased.

All of them had to be appeased. Hitler had to convince all of them to go along with his program or it would die. He convinced them. The rest, as they say, is history.

Alt Left: Against Affirmative Action and Lowering of Standards

I absolutely oppose all mandated affirmative action by the state and and all lowering of standards on testing to let more non-Whites in.

I’ve had to take tests all my life. Had to take an SAT test. Had to take tests to graduate college with a BA. Had to take tests to get into grad school. Had to take more tests to get into education grad school. Had to take more tests to get a teaching job. Went back to grad school. Had take tests to even get through the program. Had to take a truly murderous test to get my Master’s Degree.

I don’t think people realize how significant those tests are. I had to pass them. If I didn’t pass them, I flunked. I wasn’t admitted to the program. I didn’t get the degree. There was no coddling, no “Oh Bob is disadvantaged and part of some dumb race of people, so we have to lower standards for him.” Hell no. I don’t pass and I’m gone. It’s do or die. Pass or fail. And I passed, without anybody lowering one damned standard to let me through. If I had to go through all that crap, the rest of  you have to go through the exact same thing.

I never got a break or a lower barrier to jump over. Why the Hell should you? Because you’re dumb? Bad answer. Because you’re part of a dumb race of humans? Bad answer. You’re not all dumb.

I see smart Blacks – Black attorneys and physicians, Blacks doing every high level job Whites do, every time I turn on my TV. In my recent courtroom adventures, I saw four Black attorneys, two men and two women. They graduated law school. And they passed the damn bar. If they can do it, maybe you can do it. If you can’t do it, don’t cop out and blame racism. Go into some field where you can do well. It’s not that hard. Come on, people.

Even Genocidal Maniacs Have Sensitive Stomachs

Contrary to popular nonsense, Hitler didn’t invent anti-Semitism. Germany was already crazy anti-Semitic ten years before he was in power.

I remember that Goering went to university in 1921 and none of the German Gentiles would have anything to do with German Jews. It was that bad. Goering that that was stupid and joined the swim team that was full of Jews. He couldn’t care less about Jews. Goering was never a personal antisemite. But he went along with it anyway on a “just following orders” basis and the deaths of many Jews lay at his feet. If you’re Jewish and dead, I don’t think it matters whether he was a personal antisemite or not.

The German military in particular was very anti-Semitic, especially the officers.  But in the war, the military was probably the least anti-Semitic part of the regime. The reason the Einstazgruppen were created was because originally they gave the job to regular soldiers and it wasn’t working.

There was lots of insubordination, faking sick leave, and of those who did it, a lot of hatred for what they did and PTSD. It was a big fail. So they created the Waffen SS – the Nazi Party part of the Army – to do the things the soldiers would not do. The Einsatzgruppen were created out of a lot of SS men and fanatical volunteers. They were the ones who killed all the Jews in the USSR because no one else had the stomach for it.

About the gas chambers and ovens, it’s weird that genocidal maniacs have sensitive stomachs to gross things like death and corpses as they traffic in them so much. At first they were just lining Jews up against walls and shooting them in Europe. Goebbels of all people witnessed one of these mass shootings and became absolutely hysterical. He completely lost it, screaming, yelling, crying, breaking down. He didn’t mind killing people. He just wanted it done in a nice, sterilized fashion where it looked more like an entry in an accounting book than a coldblooded murder.

So they created the death camps. Some notorious ones in the East like Sobibor were more extermination camps than concentration camps. They were just shooting them or even hanging them there and then burying them in mass graves in the fields. Goebbels came to visit one day. Turns out there were so many decomposing bodies in those graves that the ground itself was heaving up and down like some horror movie.

Goebbels saw the ground heaving up and down like that and was told why that was happening and once again, he completely flipped and lost it. Poor guy was a mass murderer, but he was a genocidal monster with a sensitive stomach. Germans were civilized people after all. If you’re going to kill people, be as decent and civilized about it as you can.

Eventually mass shootings themselves in favor of gas chambers as a more sterile, civilized, and even humane way to do this. And the problem of the mass graves was taken care of by the ovens. Ash doesn’t decompose badly. And the disgusting task of gathering up the bodies and putting them in incinerators was given over to Jews themselves (“capos”) as even concentration camp guards (almost all SS) themselves were known for their sensitive stomachs or at least civilized sensibilities.

Another Republican Lie: The War on Poverty Failed, Made Blacks Poorer, and Much Worse Behaved

Doug: Jason, the compassion comes after we see facts clearly. I’ve mentioned countless times that we need vocation schools at the high school level to train those kids that are not college-bound in some kind of useful profession.

The Left will never allow it because those schools would be about 1/2 Brown/Black and 1/2 White kids…in other words, too much for them to admit. Instead we keep denying the obvious. Teacher’s unions, a pillar of the Left, would also not allow it either. They literally don’t want any choice for kids–from charter schools to vocational schools.

Another rich example of compassion would be to admit that Johnson’s $21 trillion “War on Poverty” has not only failed but it’s INCREASED poverty amongst Black persons. At least 30% of this $21 Trillion, or $7 trillion was spent on the Black population in a very real attempt at “reparations.” It was also the beginning of “free stuff” for Blacks to keep them voting for Democrats.

There’s TANF, Section 8 housing, Food stamps, Medicaid, AFDC, Head Start, hiring quotas, set-asides, and sharply lowered standards in police and fire departments and colleges and grad schools. “Free money” student loans that will never be repaid. We have free breakfasts for Black children and even free lunches.

Taken together, US Blacks live in a state of “custodial care” by Whites because they can’t take care of themselves.

Nothing has worked. Nothing ever will. This money is paid to the most unworthy people in the world by the most worthy people in the world. Until people take responsibility for themselves, families, and communities, nothing will ever work.

All this because our society cannot admit that Black intelligence is too low, they have a bad attitude, and have too little logic. Black criminality is far too high to support any higher level of civilization.

But what’s worse is that all this money and it’s perverse incentives (to break up marriages) has worsened Black life in America since 1964 and we can’t admit that either!

Since the start of the War on Poverty, black kids are not doing better in school, housing projects built for ghetto blacks are all slums (a complete lack of personal responsibility), drugs, gun violence, incarcerations, STD infections, and abortions remain at epidemic levels. Black high school completion rates are about the same as ever, ie., <50%.

Black culture is actually much worse now. Black culture is in virtual collapse with 72% of Black babies born without a father in the house. Compare this to only 25% when the “war on poverty” was started. I can’t think of a single more devastating statistic to describe a cultural collapse than the 72% figure indicating that the institution of marriage has collapsed. Single parent families are nearly all in a state of poverty. That’s where we are after 56 years of “reparations.”

“Reparations” has help cause a complete and utter Black cultural collapse.

The result of the cultural collapse is evident from appalling crime statistics, 70% of new AIDS cases being Black, gonorrhea infection rates 13-18 times the White average, and black men committing 56% of homicides even though they are 6.5% of the population. Blacks commit crime at 6-7 times the rate of Whites (higher in urban areas) and are incarcerated in that same proportion. Now we have “flash mob robberies” and “knockout assaults” that are overwhelmingly Black crimes.

You can throw all the money in the world at social programs, but laziness, addiction, bad attitudes and decisions, low intelligence, little impulse control, and high levels of violence, they will override any and all social programs. Of course the Left never wants to hear about personal responsibility when they are the most irresponsible. They want to blame our economic system and take more and more of your tax dollars and piss that money away on programs that aren’t working.

Black kids will never be hired when they often can’t speak or dress right and have no self-respect, no discipline and no education. This is the problem today, and it was the problem yesterday and 50 years ago. No amount of money or bureaucracy can fix this. Why don’t we admit that we’ve failed?

Instead, you get 100% denial, 100% of the time, and a punch in the face. A little humility would go a long way with me.

First, the parts where I agree with you.

hiring quotas, set-asides, sharply lowered standards in police and fire departments. Sharply lowered standards for college and grad school admissions. “Free money” student loans that will never be repaid. We have free breakfasts for black children and even free lunches.

There aren’t any hiring quotas or set-asides. They’re mostly illegal. I know Affirmative Action is banned for the federal government. I also know it is banned here in California, the most liberal state in the country. Some private businesses and corporations have their own goals or whatever, but no one is forcing them, and all evidence indicates that this has not caused a lot of problems for US businesses. If it did they would stop doing it.

Standards have not been lowered for much of anything, although they are still being lowered for Blacks and Browns to get into elite universities. Standards have been lowered for the Bar Exam in California, but that applies to everyone. Most tests to get a police or fireman job are still pretty hard.

But I absolutely oppose all mandated affirmative action by the state and and all lowering of standards on testing to let more non-Whites in. I’ve had to take tests all my life. Had to take an SAT test. Had to take tests to graduate college with a BA. Had to take tests to get into grad school. Had to take more tests to get into education grad school. Then I had to take more tests to get a teaching job. Then I went back to grad school. I had take tests to even get through the program. Then I had to take a truly murderous test to get my Master’s Degree.

I don’t think people realize how significant those tests are. I had to pass them. If I didn’t pass them, I flunked. I wasn’t admitted to the program. I didn’t get the degree. There was no coddling, no, oh Bob is disadvanted and part of some dumb race of people so we have to lower standards for him. Hell no. I don’t pass and I’m gone. It’s do or die. Pass or fail. And I passed, without anybody lowering one damned standard to let me through. If I had to go through all that crap, the rest of  you have to go through the exact same thing. I never got a break or a lower barrier to jump over.

Why the Hell should you? Because you’re dumb? Bad answer. Because you’re part of a dumb race of humans? Bad answer. You’re not all dumb. I see smart Blacks, Black attorneys, physicians, Blacks doing every high level job Whites do, every time I turn on my TV. In my recent courtroom adventures, I saw four Black attorneys, two male and two female. They graduated law school. And they passed the damn bar. If they can do it, maybe you can do it. If you don’t do it, don’t cop out and blame racism. Go into some field where you can do well. It’s not that hard.

I’ve mentioned countless times that we need vocation schools at the high school level to train those kids that are not college-bound toward some kind of useful profession.

The Left will never allow it because those schools would be about 1/2 brown/ black and 1/2 white kids…in other words, too much for them to admit.

I definitely agree with you here, but I have no solution to this whatsoever.

Teacher’s unions, a pillar of the Left, would also not allow it either. They literally don’t want any choice for kids–from charter schools to vocational schools.

Charter schools don’t work. That’s now conclusively proven. The idea is that with charter schools, we get rid of the teacher’s unions, and then the kids will perform so much better. In other words, somehow teacher’s unions cause kids to fail in school!

It didn’t work because getting rid of teachers’ unions and presumably cutting their pay and benefits doesn’t make teachers work harder (Shocking!), and getting rid of teachers’ unions doesn’t make students perform better (Duh!). Teachers’ unions could care less about vocational classes. I taught school for many years. I met many vocational teachers. No one cares about them and their classes. Nobody wants to get rid of them.

Since the start of the war on poverty, black kids are not doing better in school…

A lot of falsehoods here. Black achievement has skyrocketed since the War on Poverty. Blacks have closed 1/3 of the achievement gap. Black Computer Science students saw their scores improve every year through the 2010’s. Black IQ’s skyrocketed since the War on Poverty. Their IQ’s are now 16.5 points higher than they were in 1965. Incredible!

Now we have “flash mob robberies” and “knockout assaults” that are overwhelmingly black crimes.

Anti-White flash mobs and the knockout game are not going on much anymore that I know of. That seems to have been a few years ago.

There are two groups of Blacks. One is ghetto culture, maybe 1/2 of Blacks. Obviously this culture is failed in all sorts of ways, but I can’t see any way to improve things. Surely cutting off all their money and making them vastly poorer won’t help a thing.

The other group is middle class Blacks, which may be up to 50%. This group, well in evidence on this site, doesn’t act a whole lot different from White people. And this group exploded since 1965. Before there was the Talented Tenth. Now 50% of Blacks function at a decent enough level. The number of Blacks who function at a pretty good level has risen by 5X or 400% since 1965.

Black culture is actually much worse now. Black culture is in virtual collapse, with 72% of black babies born without a father in the house. Compare this to only 25% when the “War on Poverty” was started. I can’t think of a single more devastating statistic to describe a cultural collapse than the 72% figure; indicating that the institution of marriage has collapsed. Single parent families are nearly all in a state of poverty. That’s where we are after 56 years of “reparations.”

Why did the single parenthood rate skyrocket? Because this is how Black people act in a free society. You want them to act better? Ok, put them in chains again like under Jim Crow. That’s literally how you do it. The single parenthood rate supposedly rocketed up due to “welfare,” but Blacks already had welfare since 1935. The Great Society didn’t increase welfare payments one nickel.

There were food stamps, Section 8, and Medicaid in the Great Society. So Black parenthood collapsed because now Black mothers could afford enough food to eat, to rent an apartment and to go to the doctor? Well, that’s just terrible! How dare they get all those things necessary for them to survive!

Black crime has collapsed. Sex crimes are 63% down from even the early 90’s. Everyone else’s crime rates have collapsed too. Crime in general and violent crime in particular were far higher among Blacks in the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s to my knowledge. If anyone has better data, let’s see it.

Section 8 housing

Section 8 rentals are not slums. They’re tearing down the housing projects. Now Section 8 is just a voucher that you take around to any renter who will take it. In this complex, a certain number of apartments are Section 8. I don’t know which they are or who rents them, but there are not many Blacks in this complex (thank God). It’s mostly Hispanics, a very few Whites, and yes, there are a few Blacks here and there and they’re at least a bit Ghetto too.

This is a beautiful complex, looks brand new, very well kept up. And there are Section 8 people here. The landlord does not tolerate any crap from anyone, and any tenants who act bad are quickly tossed.

The result of the cultural collapse is evident from appalling crime statistics, the fact that 70% of new AIDS cases are Black, gonorrhea infection rates are 13-18 times the white average,

AIDS cases are mostly Black? Well, those are mostly Black gay men I assume. Please tell me how the War on Poverty made Black gay men catch way more AIDS than non-Black men. By letting them survive? So if you let Black homosexuals survive, then they turn suicidal, go get fucked up the ass by a hundred guys, and get AIDS. Right? Just checking on your logic here.

STD rates are high among Blacks everywhere on Earth. A lot of Black people screw anything that moves, and they probably don’t take many precautions to keep from getting an STD. They also don’t go to the doctor like they ought to. This behavior is typical amongst the Ghetto Blacks. I’m not sure middle class Blacks are sexually any different from the rest of we White sluts and manwhores.

STD rates are extremely high in the Caribbean. They’re off the charts in Africa, where no Black gets a dime of social spending.

Fine. Take all the money away from social programs for Blacks and yell at them to take responsibility for themselves. Like millions of Bill Cosby’s like me haven’t been yelling at Black people every day for years to get their shit together? Is it working? I don’t think so. So your project to pull all that evil survival money away from Blacks so they have no money, no food, no place to live, and no way to go to the doctor.

And this will make them act better.

Yeah right.

And then you will holler at them, “We took all your free money away, now you’re on your own, and you have to get your shit together!” And Black people are suddenly going to act way better and get their shit together.

This is the Republican fantasy about Blacks, and it’s about as insane as the Left’s fantasies about Blacks seen via Critical Race Theory.

The Great Society was never intended to turn Black people into White people. All it was intended to do was to allow people of all races to survive at a basic subsistence level. Do you know what it is like to live on one of those programs? Or even be to poor enough to qualify for them. You never have any money. Life blows, every day, forever. You are living in a world of shit in a sense. Why the most pathetic people on Earth are the subject of all this vitriol is something I will never understand.

Head Start

Head Start is preschool. That’s all it is. It’s preschool for poor people. I know a guy who drove a bus in Eastern Pennsylvania. Part of his route was taking the kids to and from Head Start. 100% of the kids he was transporting were White. Although a conservative, he was dead set against getting rid of Head Start. What’s wrong with giving poor people preschool? You got a problem with that? Or you got a problem with niggers getting preschool? Preschool is only for Whites. Niggers just don’t deserve it. Well, I don’t agree.

Also, if Head Start doesn’t work (false), then preschool doesn’t work. Then why on Earth are all these White parents so insistent on preschool for their kids? Are they are all stupid? What about all the studies showing how preschool benefits kids? They’re bad science? If preschool doesn’t work, a lot of Whites are wasting their money.

And it’s not true that Head Start doesn’t work. The intention was never to turn Black people into Norwegians and Japanese. That’s not going to happen (though my co-blogger is about as deferential and polite as a Japanese woman). You can’t turn Blacks into Whites, not with our present tools. The only thing we can do is try to turn Black people into the best versions of themselves that we can.

Let’s try another one. Head Start works great for White people, but it doesn’t work for niggers for “whatever X reasons.” Why doesn’t it work for them? And they are different species? Are they all born with an anti-preschool gene? Come on. What works for Whites works for Blacks too because Blacks are humans. What works for one group of humans works for another group of humans.

Head start works. Not only that but it’s cost effective. Blacks who go through Head Start are less likely to drop out of high school, be incarcerated, go on welfare, or have an IQ below 70 (so it even lifts IQ’s at the low end). It seems like what Head Start does is lift up the group of Blacks that fall on the tail end intellectually and behaviorally. It lifts up the bottom. And as I said, it even pays for itself.

TANF

Welfare (TANF) pays $300/month. You trying to tell me that women actually don’t keep men around because it’s so easy to live on $300/month? You’re crazy. Tell you what. You Republicans say it’s easy to live on $300/month. Cool. So you do it. Live on $300/month for a while and then get back to us and let us know how it went, ok?

A lot of White people use all these programs. The lie is that this is White people’s tax money going to a bunch of no-good niggers and beaners. However, lots of Whites are on all of these programs. 39% of the women on straight up welfare are White! I live in a poor city, and there are many Whites around here who use Medicaid and food stamps. I see them all the time. It’s sort of normal around here to be on Medicaid or food stamps, and there’s no shame at all in doing so. No one is going to look at you like you’re a derelict leech for doing so. There are too many people doing it, so it became normalized.

The biggest lie of all is that the War on Poverty failed. I’m sure people on food stamps are eating a lot better than they were. I am sure that people on Medicaid are getting more and better medical care than they were. I am sure that people on Section 8 are happy to be able to rent a place rather than being homeless. I am sure that women’s little kids on WIC are eating a lot better than they would.

None of these programs were intended to solve any basic problem with Black people or with any race of people. We weren’t throwing money at any problem. The programs were intended to give some very poor people a basic, very low, no-fun level of existence so they could survive.

There were some problems that got solved.

Food stamps was because a lot of people didn’t have enough money for food. Now they do. Problem solved.

Section 8 was for people too poor to even rent an apartment. Now they have a roof over their heads. Problem solved.

Welfare (which was started in 1935, not by the Great Society but anyway) was based on the idea that all children must be supported. By taking welfare away you are saying that kids have no right to be supported and they should just die if their mother is poor. It’s not about the mother at all. It’s all about the kids. Problem solved, basically.

Welfare didn’t cause single parenthood. We’ve had welfare since 1935 and there were no problems. It’s not some new thing that the Great Society started.

Medicaid was for people who could not afford to go to the doctor at all. Now they can. Problem solved.

WIC was initiated because a lot of women were so poor that their kids were not eating right. So it enabled them to buy food to feed their little kids. Problem solved.

All you people who object to WIC, I’ve got a question for you. You got a problem with little kids getting enough food to eat?

Not one nickel has been thrown at the education system to try to lift up Blacks and turn them into White people. All schools get the same amount of federal dollars. They are funded by local property taxes. If any money was spent it was simply to support schools in Black and Brown areas at a level similar to that of White areas , in other words, to provide Blacks and Browns with a basic low level education. What’s wrong with that?

“Welfare” hasn’t caused any of those problems you described. Let’s look at welfare, now TANF. We got rid of it. Yay! That was cool, man! Why didn’t I think of that! The idea was just like above, take the free money away from those damned niggers and yell at them that now they’re on their own and they have to get their shit together or else. That’ll show em! That’ll make em get their shit together!

Guess what? It didn’t work. At all.

It didn’t improve any social pathology factors, not even one. There were no societal benefits at all. The only thing that happened was that those women (and their kids!) got even more poor. A lot of them went homeless along with their kids. It was a huge failure.

Tell you what. Let’s try an experiment! Let’s look at places like the Caribbean and Africa where there are none of these evil social programs at all. There’s nothing, no social programs, zero. No money, you don’t eat, and then you die.

Ok, Blacks should be free of pathology right? Nope! They act way worse! The fewer social programs they get, the worse they act.

Let’s look at Blacks in Brazil. Few social programs. They act far worse than they do here.

Let’s look at Blacks in Europe. Especially those from Africa act at least as bad as our Blacks and probably even worse.

Fact: Black people have these pathologies you describe everywhere they exist on this planet.

Now why that is is up for grabs. Maybe it’s genes, maybe it’s environment, maybe it’s something in the air. I don’t know. That’s for the social scientists, if there are any honest ones left, to untangle. Not my job.

I figure these social programs are sort of “buy off” programs to buy off Black people who would ordinarily act pretty bad. The more we support them at basic levels, the less poor they are, and they happier they are. If you take away these programs, they would probably act far, far worse and they might even riot so much that they wreck the country. We are buying them off, giving them money with the caveat that they need to act better now, and it seems to work.

What Language Is This?

What language is this? First of all, what family is this language from? This should be easy. Next, what is this text discussing? Should be harder, but I know at least one commenter on here who ought to get this. And finally of course,  what language is this? I had to admit that I was fooled at first. I thought it was one language in this family, but it was actually another language in this family.

Not that they don’t sort of all look alike, at least when written with a Latin orthography. Written with the other popular orthography type used by these languages, I don’t have a clue which it is because I don’t understand that orthography. Oh and while you are at it, what type of orthography am I discussing in the couple of sentences above. Come on people, it’s not that hard.

Autor zde diskutuje některé neřešené dílčí problémy afrických klasifikací a rozebírá klasifikač-ní metody užité v předcházejících modelech. Především však představuje vlastní postupy, které jsou postaveny na důkladné etymologické a sémantické analýze lexikálního materi-álu, včetně ustanovení regulérních hláskových korespondencí, tedy procedury, která v kla-sické komparatistice zůstává jediným důkazovým prostředkem genetické příbuznosti mezi jazyky.

K určení stupně příbuznosti, tj. vytvoření hierarchicky uspořádaných ‘stromových’ modelů, používá, stejně jako mnozí jeho předchůdci, kvantitativní analýzu, kte-rou skromně nazývá v titulu své monografie lexikostatistikou. Jde však o její ambicióznější sestru, glottochronologii, která nabízí více než jen hierarchicky uspořádaný vývojový diagram , totiž i absolutní chronologii dílčích divergencí ve vývoji příbuzných jazyků. Autor aplikuje glottochronologii, přesněji řečeno vlastní variantu tzv.

‘Rekalibrované’ glottochro-nologie, díla jeho otce, dvěma způsoby. Jeden vychází z automatického programu, který je založen na zjednodušených hláskových korespondencích a podle nich vyhledává pravděpodobné cognates a na základě nich konstruuje odpovídající vývojové dia-gramy. Druhý postup autor nazývá manuální.

Spočívá v detailním ‘ručním’ prověření po-tenciálně příbuzných forem z hlediska předem ustanovených hláskových zákonů. Sympatic-ký je nanejvýš obezřetný postup, když se autor snaží identifikovat výpůjčky nebo náhodné podobnosti a absolutní chronologii ustanovuje pouze u bezpečně prokázaných genetických jednotek, vesměs s časovou hloubkou rozpadu nepřevyšující

Tis. př. Kr. Přirozeně se zají-má i o vzdálenější příbuznost. Výsledky ale prezentuje pouze ve formě tabulek vyjadřujících procenta společně zdědené slovní zásoby z testovacích lexikálních souborů. Vedle etymolo-gicky zanalyzovaných lexikálních souborů jsou nejcennějším výstupem prvních dvou dílů monografie detailně propracovaná schémata divergence bezpečně ustanove-ných taxonomických jednotek doplněná časovými osami. Ve druhé části prvního dílu se au-tor věnuje khoisanským jazykům (s. 301-483). Detailně zde představuje klasifikaci tří jasně definovaných skupin khoisanských jazyků: centrálních, jižní khoe a severní khoe.

Alt Left: Why Capitalism Will Always Inevitably Lead to Fascism

Sure, having the state run the economy has some issues. You don’t have to a conservative to figure that out. And we have plenty of good evidence of the serious limitations of the capitalist model too – number one in my book is that it inevitably and in fact cannot not lead to imperialism.

Show me all these advanced Western countries that voluntarily gave up imperialism. Tap tap tap. Getting impatient.  You don’t have any,  do you? Capitalist fanboys come here and insist that capitalism need not lead to imperialism. Well, fine! That’s a nice thought experiment, isn’t it? How about some real world examples? You don’t have any? Well, ok then!

Modern Social Democracies Are All Imperialist Countries That Support Fascism

Furthermore, we see no apologetics from the capitalist fanboys here for why Western countries inevitably and without fail, always without exception, engage in imperialism. It’s true that they didn’t used to. As recently as 40 years ago, a lot of Western European social democracies supported the Sandinistas and even the FARC in Colombia. But Olaf Palme Social Democracy has been dead in Europe as long as he has. By the way, he was assassinated by rightwing enemies, not be some lone deranged killer. Has his killer even been caught?

But today’s social democracies are not your father’s social democracies. I always wondered why Commies called social democrats social fascists, but now I get it.

Why Social Democracies Must Be Imperialist and Must Support Fascism

I finally figured out why all European social democracies are gone full-blown imperialist. What are the economies of the social democracies?

The economies are capitalist. The income of the nation is derived from its capitalist corporations. Therefore, the interests of their corporations is the primary if not the only interest of any European social democracy. They’re all working for their corporations! So they have to be imperialists.

And they have to go fascist every time there is a threat to the foreign investments of their corporations from the Left. Of course they need to overthrow all these Left governments and replace them with rightwing fascist dictatorships.  That’s the only way to guarantee the safety of their capital amidst this extreme threat from the Left.

Bottom line is that fascism is always a strong tendency in any capitalist world. Capitalists will always go fascist. Just about every capitalist out there will go capitalist without the slightest hesitation any time there is a threat to their investments and  income from the Left. And as Trotsky immaculately noted, fascism always arises when capital feels a strong threat to itself from the Left.It’s a last-ditch effort of Capital to maintain itself when seriously threatened by the Left.

Fascism and Imperialism Directly Related to a Country’s Wealth

As a country gets wealthier, a tendency towards fascism and violent undemocratic rightwing politics becomes increasingly inevitable. And in fact, countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE now support Western imperialism to the hilt. And why not? When you get a certain amount of money, the corporations and investors in your country always and inevitably start investing their profits in  enterprises overseas. And once those investments are in place, a fascist politics to protect those investments has to happen. It cannot not happen.

As do the Israelis, who have gone so far as to actually train and run death squads for Latin American fascists for decades now. How many times have I told you that Zionism is fascism for Jews? You need more evidence? Even during “leftwing” Labor Zionism, Israel was training and  funding  death squads all over Latin America. Where it was hazy for the US to do such things, we farmed it out to the Israelis. If Israel was ever a socialist country, it hasn’t been one for 50 years. How many socialist countries train, fund, and run fascist rightwing death squads?!

What Is Western  Imperialism?

Western imperialism is about exploiting the Global South and the Third World, robbing them blind and stealing their resources, forcing them to run export-only agriculture to give us cheap food, while selling them expensive canned foods produced by out food corporations, forcing them to open up their economy to penetration and inevitable domination by US corporations, and signing over all of their resources to Western corporations to get rich off the theft of the patrimony of the global South while leaving the locals (other than the comprador traitors who make alliance with the Western exploiters) with barely a nickel nor a pot to piss in.

Most of the “Enemies of America” Aren’t Socialists So Much as They Are Just Nationalists

Most of the “socialists” we demonize are just nationalists who want control over their national resources.

Can’t you see how the project outlined in the paragraph above maximizes profits for US corporations and investors parasitizing the country? Western countries are imperialist because it makes them rich. Get it? They oppose anti-imperialist nationalism because it cuts into their damned bottom lines. Get it?

Given that, now why is it you capitalist fanboys keep insisting that imperialism does not grow inevitably from capitalism? It makes the capitalists in the West rich, right? LOL well if so, why in God’s name would they voluntarily give up the gold mine?

Mugabe was demonized because he bailed on IMF and World Bank slavery, started demanding foreign firms sell the state and 50% share in their companies, and nationalized the Western mines. That’s why we demonized him in addition to protecting  the sorry asses of 4,000 British farmers who occupied 2/3 of the arable land and almost all of the good farmland while the Black majority starved.

We demonized Chavez because he was a nationalist. He nationalized Western oil firms where he did not demand  they sell him a 50% stake. He insisted on state development of a Venezuelan economy for Venezuelans, not for Western capitalist vultures.

Alt Left: And People Keep Incredulously Wondering Why I’m a Socialist and Why I Hate Rightwing and Libertarian Economics

Here.

When I say socialism, I’m not necessarily talking about the state running the whole economy. We have plenty of good evidence of the limitations of that model.

Can you read in that article where it says that if $225 trillion had not been stolen from the bottom 90% of earners by the top 10% of the earners. The top 10% of our country is now effectively an oligarchy. And an increasingly violent and undemocratic one, as all oligarchies are under a severe threat from the Left. You see where it says that if all that money being siphoned away from the 90% by the top 10% was instead given to the bottom 90%, your average American family would have an income of $100,000 and not $50,000?

That’s all we “evil socialists” and “evil Leftists” want. We want you, the bottom 90% to get that money as you did from 1945-1975 before the Theft of the Century began. We could give that $225 trillion to the top 10%, to the rich. Or we could instead not give it to those rich fucks and instead give it all you guys, everyone in the lower 90% of the tax bracket. We’re not even just for the poor. We are for all of the victims of the Class War of the Rich.

What in the Hell is wrong with that?

Why On Earth Are You Supporting Neoliberalism?

This is what rightwing economics is. Rightwing economics says take $225 trillion from the bottom 90% every year and give it to the top 10%. That’s all it’s for. That’s all it’s ever been for. Surely if you run a corporation, this economics is in your interest, but it’s not in the interest of your workers, consumers, investors or the society at whole. It’s you and your corporation against everyone else in society.

It’s for the top 10% tax earners. Which is whom? People making over $100,000/year. So if you make over $100,000/yr or are or run a corporation, sure neoliberalism or rightwing economics is in your interest.

What is the economics that the World Bank and the IMF forces on every nation in the South? Neoliberalism, the theft of money from the bottom 90% to give to the top 10%.

What is the economics of every social democracy in Europe? In terms of their  foreign policy, it’s the maintenance of neoliberalism, which is the theft of income of the bottom 90% overseas to give to the top 10% in your country. So all European social democrats are really just working for the top 10% in their own and especially in other countries.

A Bigoted Socialist Beats a Woke Neoliberal Any Day of the Week

No wonder everyone’s given up on them in favor of the populist Right. At least the populist Right speaks to the concerns of the ordinary people, the workers. And the populist Right in Europe is very socialist. The party of Marie Le Pen is one of the most socialist parties in France. They’re far more socialist than the fake socialist Social Democrats.

I don’t particularly care if they’re not nice to immigrants, Muslims, and Arabs. So what? I’d rather have racist socialists who support the workers instead of antiracist neoliberals. You can’t eat a BLM flag. I can’t pay my rent with a critical race theory lecture. I can’t fix my car by tearing down a stupid statue. Throwing shit at cops for no good reason won’t help me pay my bills. SJWism offers me, a straight White man, just about nothing at all, other than the fact that it designates me as Enemy #1.

The Democratic Party: The Worst of the Right Combined with the Worst of the Left

Why should I support Woke SJW neoliberals like Soros and Bloomberg and every right Jew and thieving corporation out there.  Hell, it’s literally the worst of the Right combined with the worst of the Left. And what do you get when you combined the worst of the Left with the worst of the Right? The Democratic Party! The party of Woke SJW Corporate Neoliberal Democrats.

Alt Left: The Essential Contours of the Deep State: Its Private Sector/Operations, Army, Intelligence, Diplomatic, and Disinformation/Propaganda Arms

Rambo: Bechtel, Halliburton, the so and so group (can’t remember the name right now, maybe somebody can help), all CIA-National Security type companies that supply government officials.

Sure, Bechtel, Halliburton, etc. and especially the Carlyle Group (Is that the name the commenter was looking for?) could even be considered part of the Operations Arm of the Deep State, the Deep State being defined as the Foreign Policy Establishment of the US, if we include the Pentagon as the military arm of the Deep State, the intelligence agencies being its spy network, the State Department being its diplomatic branch, and the mass media its Disinformation or Propaganda Arm.

Bechtel, Halliburton, and especially the Carlyle Group essentially are parts of the CIA or US intelligence agencies.

Alt Left: Ever Wonder Why North Koreans Hate the US So Much? Here’s Why

Only half a decade after the WW2 armistice, we got involved in the Korean War. Before that war started, we turned a blind eye to and even directly assisted South Korea’s Syngman Rhee’s genocidal massacres via execution of 800,000 “Communists” from 1945 until the start of the Korean War.  These were actually leftwing guerrillas and their civilian supporters waging a legitimate war against Rhee’s repression.

The guerrilla was set off by the massacres of peaceful civilian protestors on Jeju Island in 1947. Outraged, the islanders took up arms. Rhee, with close US support, waged a brutal counterinsurgency, razing most of the capital city, killing 30,000 people, mostly civilians, and forcing almost the entire rest of the population to flee the island in terror.

During the Korean War, the US committed the most unspeakable crimes against humanity, including using chemical and biological weapons against North Korea, similar to what Japan had done to China 10-15 years before. In fact, we got the idea for this directly form Japanese war criminals, most of whom were immediately hired by the Pentagon and intelligence agencies after the war, in part for their knowledge of WMD’s.

Even the bombing campaign against North Korea was probably one of the most criminal acts of the 20th Century. A general bragged that every human being walking openly and any standing building in Korea was a target to be destroyed or killed. General MacArthur (I always hated him) demanded and almost received permission to drop 40 atom bombs on China after the Chinese entered the war.

Pyongyang was burned to the ground with incendiary weapons like napalm similar to the firebombing of Tokyo in 1945 in which we murdered 100,000 Japanese civilians with firebombs in only a few days. Most of the houses were actually made of a form of paper, so the firestorms caused by the firebombs raged wildly through the city.

We actually killed 3 million North Koreans in that war, which was 10% of their population. In the latter part of the war, almost all of the population was living underground, either in caves or tunnels. A visiting diplomat described North Koreans as “mole people.” It would be like a country invading out land and killing 33 million Americans, mostly with bombs, raising to the ground every building in the land, and forcing the rest of the 300 million of us to live like moles underground in caves or tunnels.

If you want to know why North Koreans hate and especially fear us so much, there’s your Goddamn reason. General Mattis was terribly worried that he would have to implement a war plan involving dropping 40 nuclear bombs on North Korea in case of a North Korean attack, so you can see that if we  fight another war against North Korea, we will just as vicious and evil as before, if not much worse. This why you see the near-fanatical hatred and fear of the US, along with the frenzied mass buildup of one of the  impressively militarized North Korean army, the 4th largest military in the world.

Alt Left: The War Crimes and Depraved Murders/Massacres/Genocides of America Began Immediately After World War Ended

Scarcely were the lights out on WW2 when we started recruiting “ex”-Nazis for our military and intelligence agencies.

We started setting up Operation Gladio or the Stay Behind Network, composed almost purely of Nazis and other fascists, to defend Europe after a possible Soviet invasion and conquest. They would form the behind the lines resistance against the new Soviet Order in Europe.

We started setting up and funding “ex” Nazis and Nazi collaborators all over Eastern Europe to serve as similar stay behind networks to wage guerilla war in parts of the USSR, especially the Baltics (the Forest Brothers) and Ukraine. These guerrilla wars lasted until 1956 and were very brutally put down, mostly by the NKVD.

 

Alt Left: Most all Foreign Policy Stories (Especially about Armed Conflicts) You Read in the Media Are Biased, Distorted, or Often Flat-out Lies

So much of what you read in the media about foreign policy is pretty much lies.

It’s all run through a filter called:

Good for US foreign policy = play it up, exaggerate it, make it up altogether, twist it completely so it that it seems much more important than it is, assign malice or malign intent to US enemies where none exists, lie about it to make it seem a lot worse than it is; in particular, make US enemies seem like incompetent dufuses.

To fight against the “evil truthtellers like yours truly: Deny all “conspiracy theories” = stories that are actually just reporting the truth as it happened. Attack people pushing the truth as “conspiracy theorists” – crazy, deranged, unstable, malign their politics – call them racists, fascists, Nazis, sexists, perverts, pedophiles, criminals, expose their deepest and most embarrassing sexual, etc. secrets.  Make them look bad, dig up any dirt you can on them and smear it all over the place.

If we massacre people, say they attacked us first even if they didn’t, and you can even make up a big lie that says they did. If we commit some evil crime, either it didn’t happen or we blame the enemy and say they did it. I think of lot of these depraved crimes the US commits are just false flag attacks, something we do quite a bit of.

Bad for US foreign policy = Simply don’t report it, report it in a different way so it makes the enemy look bad, divert the blame onto a patsy state, group, or individual such an enemy of the US that can be better blamed. If our enemies pretty much kicked our ass, lie about it, deny it, say someone else did it, blame other people such as patsies.

The Deep State and consequently the US media use patsies all the time. JFK was nothing new. James Earl Ray was absolutely a patsy – he had nothing to do with it. And Sirhan was probably a patsy too. And Russia and Iran have been used as patsies in a number of US attacks during wartime in Syria and the Gulf of Arabia.

A vast amount of the foreign policy stories you read in the media and foreign policies of the US state are biased, twisted, distorted, manipulated, intellectually dishonest, sophist, lawyer-like, weasel-worded, or completely false versions of actually existing reality. Bottom line is it’s mostly (((propaganda))). Thank you  (((Edward Bernays))). Talk about psychopaths.

Alt Left: The Nature and Murderous/Genocidal Impulses of the US Deep State

The Deep State is nothing more than “the foreign policy establishment of the United States.” These people run this damned country.

They killed JFK.

They probably killed RFK.

They killed MLK.

They probably killed Paul Wellstone.

And the behavior of the American Deep State is unspeakably wicked, depraved, and sociopathic. You could support it if you were a vicious psychopath who liked to tell lies and hurt or even kill people you see as your enemies. And that’s the problem. The US treats the citizens of enemy states as if they were our personal enemies. That’s how we can harm and even  kill them. Easily.

For instance, we have already killed 100,000 Venezuelans with these new sanctions we put in. We killed 500,000 Iraqi kids before the Gulf War and the psychopath (((Madeline Albright))) said it was worth it.  We recently started a  Nazi-like war of aggression against the Iraqi People (the Iraq War – I call it The War Against the Iraqi People) that has killed 1.4 million Iraqis.  We invaded and conquered Afghanistan and started a war there that has killed 1.1 million Afghans. All of that blood is on our hands.

America is basically a genocidal country at its core. That’s one way we’ve never changed from our basic core values and impulses. We’ve been pretty genocidal from the start, with some brief interludes where severe repression was substituted for genocide (Jim Crow). In the 20th Century, we’ve perpetrated or caused massacres and genocides all over the globe for a variety of excuses that all come down to US imperialism, which is making the world safe for super-exploitation by US corporations and the US rich.

Alt Left: A Reasonable Project for “Soft” Taiwanese Independence to Assuage PRC Fears

Vicmund the Han: What do you think of Taiwanese based on your observations?

You’re going to hate me for saying this, but I think they should go independent. But I would like a peace treaty with China beforehand, an economic agreement, CCP military bases in Taiwan dual staffed, Taiwanese military bases in China dual-staffed, perhaps some sort of integration military or econonomic-wise like the CIS or better yet, Belarus. Transform it into a deep alliance and work together. The radical independencists will have to be sidelined.

The main thing is to make it so an independent Taiwan is not a military threat to China. No US military bases in Taiwan, integration of both nations’ policies towards the US and maybe on a lot of other things. Brotherly countries with a strong alliance who agree to disagree on certain things, but when they do, they are “brotherly opposition.”

There is only one China. There are two countries, Taiwan and China. Taiwan is not China. It’s Taiwan. The only China is the People’s Republic. Two Chinas policy was insane, but one China policy is crazy too as it says that Taiwan doesn’t even exist!

The problem is that most  Chinese, including the CCP, are stark raving nuts about this question, so I am really worried that they will not want to put this project into effect. China sees Taiwan as a rebellious province of China. Well, it’s a part of China that fought a war and  achieved their independence from China via military might. So it’s not a rebellious province anymore. It’s like Eritrea split off from Ethiopia. It’s a new country.

Chinese nationalism is ok in a sense, but it’s also ethnic nationalism in a sense and it’s definitely ultranationalism in a revanchist way. You can’t go back and retake land you lost in wars. That’s what those world wars were all about. Irredentism and revanchism have got to go. Chinese nationalism suffers from a lot of the insanities, toxicities, and mental disorders of any nationalism. It is fascist in a sense that all extreme nationalisms or patriotardisms are, though only in a very broad sense of wanting a restoration of a Chinese empire.

It’s nation-state nationalism or patriotardism like exists in many countries, including the US.  It differs from almost all fascisms in not being ethnic-based and in not being part of a nation-building project where all non-Chinese Han/non-Mandarin speakers have to turn into Chinese Mandarin-speaking Hans. They all have to get rid of their languages, ethnic identities, and religions and cultures and become Hans in a sense. Chinese nationalism doesn’t work like that.

It’s inclusive rather than exclusive, offers autonomy instead of forced assimilation, and retains in a sense the notion of self-determination of nations in that nations in  China are free to  speak their languages, practice  their cultures and religions, etc. Pretty typical of the national policies of many Communist countries, though certainly not all of them! It’s more like Soviet nationalism. The Soviets went after breakaway provinces too you know.

Eastern Europe was quite hostile to minority languages, ethnicities, and cultures. Polish and Yugoslavian nationalisms were nation-building projects. I’m not sure how minorities were treated in Slovakia (Hungarians), Romania (Germans), etc. There was much persecution of the Rusyns in Poland, ethnic Germans everywhere, and Italians and Chakavian-speaking Istrians on the islands in Croatia after World War 2 of course. They were accused of siding with the enemy.

More On Irritable People

It could also be a “cold, hot” thing where they like and dislike you. It’s certainly hellish. Either keep the faith for an eventual turn to hot or get out.

That’s typically what’s going on. I will be absolutely convinced that one of these shitty people hates me, but then they get control over their irritability, and they act like your best friend! In that case, no, they don’t hate you, and yes, the reason they acted that way was completely down to them.

Think: Did you act any different when the person was being irritable towards you than you do when they are being nice? You were probably acting nicer when they were being irritable! That’s because my reaction to an irritable person is to try to say things that I know they agree with or that they can’t possibly disagree with.

But they will always find a way to twist whatever you’re saying around to where it’s somehow hostile. I used to joke about my father that I could tell him the sun comes up in the east and sets in the west, and he would find some way to disagree with it.

Often you will find the person wildly arguing with you, and when you stop and think about the nature of the argument, you realize that you both agree with each other, but the irritable person is somehow twisting your agreement into  you disagreeing with them.

Sometimes they say you are taking the opposite person that you are. Other times they will contradict themselves in the same argument just to disagree with you. You can say something you know they will agree with, and they will take the opposite position just to be an asshole. Then you get frustrated and argue the other position, and then they fight you on that one. They will literally take both sides of an argument and argue with you from both points of view! If you point out that they are contradicting themselves, they will usually deny it, blow up, or walk out of the room.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve yelled at these idiots, “But you agree with me! I agree with you! We agree with each other! Why in the Hell are you arguing with me if we agree?”

These people are just “spoiling for a fight.” They’re like pigs, excuse me,  cops. They’re “fight-pickers.” They “pick” on people and the weaker the person seems, the more they will pick on them. So many times I remember saying something that they could not possibly disagree with, and I could see them shifting in their chair uncomfortably. They were mad because I said something they could not disagree with! They wanted to fight and I was making it hard for them by trying to get along!

I’ve even seen them search around for an argument when I say something innocuous. They are thinking wildly, “I want so badly to disagree with him, but I can’t find anything to disagree with!” Finally they will grasp on one part of whatever you said and make some stupid argument about it.

Another problem with saying inoffensive things is that the irritable person will resort to, “What a stupid question!” type of responses. That’s pretty shitty. I never accuse anyone of asking a stupid question. Most questions are worthy of an answer. I don’t think there’s such a thing as a stupid question.

Another thing you will notice about irritable people is that they argue with every single thing you say. It sometimes takes a while to figure out someone is arguing with everything you say because our minds (or at least my mind) are optimistic, and we always want to think things are going fine or going to work out even when they’re not and they won’t.

So someone will be arguing with everything you say, but due to our built-in optimism and tendency to reject unpleasant interpretations of reality, it will take a while before your defenses drop enough to where you can figure out that, “Yeah, they are arguing with everything I say just to be assholes.”

Most of the time, I’ve found that with irritable people, it’s just them. They feel bad internally but it is intolerable to admit that, so they project it out. Instead of saying, “I feel bad (and it’s my fault for not controlling my feelings better,” people will prefer to say, “No, I’m fine! I don’t feel bad inside at all. I do a great job of controlling my emotions! And everything would be fine except for this one jerk-off who is trying to talk to me and is really pissing me off.

In particular though, the one thing you need to do with someone who is arguing with everything you say is to simply get away from that person. The problem with that is that people are social, and escaping from others often leads to loneliness. I’m living with an irritable jerk-off right now, and I just figured out that, yep, he’s irritable again this afternoon, though it took me a while to figure it out.

So I decided to just stop talking to them. So they are sitting in the other room, watching TV, and I am here in my room typing on a computer. If I were alone here it would not feel bad, but when you are in the same house with someone you are avoiding because they are so unpleasant, the loneliness is rather painful. Here’s a person I can talk to, right in the other room, but I can’t because they’re a huge asshole! Part of me keeps wanting to go in there and say something, but the other part of me keeps saying don’t do that.

If they are truly arguing with everything you say, there’s no way you will be able to talk about agreeable or inoffensive things enough to keep them from doing that. Arguing  with everything you say. Read that. See where it says, everything you say? Well, that means everything. Not only that but they will also act annoyed by everything you do too, so if you go out where they are and just do some things silently, they will keep looking over at you in an annoyed way and often will yell at you for something you are doing.

So you can’t even act silent around them. You pretty much need to isolate yourself away from them. I prefer a door with a lock because once I click that lock, I feel so much better for some reason. They don’t barge in anyway, but hearing that lock click makes me feel protected, even if the feeling is irrational.

How Irritable People Are Like Insects with Feelers

I now think that irritable people are like insects. Ever seen those feelers a lot of insects have that extend above them and seem to be sampling the world around them in some way? Or maybe like radio transmitters scanning the spectrum for a signal. They have these irritable feelers out here probing around in the world, basically looking for something to get angry about. If an irritable person is not angry, that feels bad because people like this actually enjoy being pissed off.

Well, if you are looking around at this Clown Sphere, especially in the Current Year, for things to get mad about it, I would say that you are likely to find just that. The feelers are going out all over the world sort of like wayward periscopes, looking for things in the environment to attach themselves to so they can get angry. They feelers usually will attach to anyone in the same room with them. They will attach to various objects in the room. That is why you see people cursing out toaster ovens and kicking couches.

Alt Left: Why Identity Politics Is Alive, Has an Individual Ego, Does Not Wish to Die, and Is Essentially Fascistic at Its Core

Polar Bear: The Social Left is more loony and emotional than ever. “Whites need to be silent but we also need to end White silence.”

Sure, I work in mental health, and I assure you that the Social Left is essentially mental disorder spread out over an entire movement. People don’t understand. They think only individuals get mentally ill. It’s not so.

Entire groups of people get mentally ill at once. We call it a shared disorder. Entire ethnic groups or societies can become mentally ill, and the disorder looks exactly like it does in an individual. In that sense, groups themselves actually have egos, psyches, etc.

What is an individual? An ego. What is a group of individuals? A mass of egos all together. As an individual can become egotistical, paranoid, projecting, etc., so can a group. In that case the amassing of individual egos creates something like a “group ego.”

So we can see entire ethnic groups and nation states as having “individual” egos, defense mechanisms, projections, psyches, and mental disorders. Every part of an individual’s psyche can probably become part of the group psyche. In this sense, entire ethnic groups and even nations are like “people” or can be constructed as a person, the way turn of the century cartoons had avatars that represented entire countries, for instance, France represented as Beatrice.

And this is why nationalism  is so dangerous. All Identity Politics is just nationalism and suffers from all of the problems(and I would argue mentally disordered thinking) that goes along with nationalism. For Identity Politics is just the “nationalism” of whoever your identity nation is.

Normal nationalists may be Syrians, Turks, Russians, Chinese, or whatever, but in IdPol, people are members of the Female Nation, the Gay Nation, the Black Nation, the Jewish nation (although this blurs with actual nationalism), the Woke Nation, and even, yes, the White Nation because White nationalism is just as insipid and mentally disordered as any other IdPol, except it’s probably worse because the hatred is so severe, on the surface, and often acted out with violence.

Politics can become nations. Communists are often members of the “Communist nation,” being all Communists. Antifa adherents are members of the Antifa Nation, to the extent such a thing can exist at all with anarchists. Even politics now, ordinary Left and Right, seems like forms of nationalism. Democrats are members of the Liberal Nation or Democratic Nation. Republicans are members of the Conservative Nation or Republican Nation.

What is interesting is that all of these IdPol groups will behave precisely like the nationalisms of ethnic groups or nation-states. Look at how nationalists act, especially ultranationalists, which is another word for fascists. Look at the similarities with IdPol.

This is how IdPol in its extremes seems fascistic.

Feminazis anyone? But feminazis often call themselves socialists. Ever heard of Gay Nazis? Black and Hispanic nationalists can seem fascistic, though they often call themselves Communists. Look at Farrakhan (a “Black Nazi”) and the Azteca Movement (“Hispanic Nazis”). Both look surprisingly fascistic, all the way down to the typical antisemitism of so many fascist movements.

In this way, a lot of “Communists” in the imperial core are actually fascists. Any “Communist” who supports separatisms such as female or lesbian separatism, Black separatism with a Black state in the South, or Hispanic separatism with an Aztlan state in the West is really just a fascist. If you were a real Communist, you wouldn’t be shutting the door to other workers just because they’re White or men or whatever.

Communism and Left Populism tends to be inclusive and led by the oppressed or underdogs.

Fascism and Right Populism tends to be exclusive and led by privileged or ruling groups who bizarrely say they are being discriminated against by their own minorities! Mostly they are afraid of losing their power due to some economic, political or demographic threat.

Hence, “Communism” in the imperial core, with its support for the various mental disorders known as Black, Hispanic, female, and lesbian separatism, has always been more fascist than Communist. This is probably one reason why it has failed so badly. It demonizes far too many proletarians for having the wrong skin color or genitals.

White nationalists of course have always been true fascists and often more or less Nazis in one way or another.

Although they really aren’t, conservatives call Antifa fascists. They’re more Communists but you can see above how these fascist movements often cloak themselves in the colors of socialism and Communism because they see themselves as oppressed.

Antifa is exclusive as it deliberately excludes and discriminates against Whites in some places like the Autonomous Zone in Seattle, and their “fascism of the oppressed; i.e. Western Leftism” is really not a whole lot different from the true fascism of a ruling group threatened with the loss of its power either politically, economically, or demographically. For an example, see American White nationalists. They’re coming from completely different places, and they typically want to murder each other, but really they’re more alike than different.

Zionazis? Ever heard of people calling Israelis fascists? Israel is indeed a fascist country, especially now under Netanyahu, a classic fascist on the model of the fascism of the 1920’s, which is he reduplicating via his heir Jabotinsky. See The Iron Wall by Jabotinsky, 1921. Not only does Jabotinsky express admiration for existing fascists, he lays the blueprint for a Jewish fascist state. And the project in the book looks like a printout of the Likud Party’s positions.

The group is alive. All groups are alive. As individuals don’t want to die, groups often don’t want to die either. That’s why movements like feminism and gay rights won’t just disband and take off already even though they’ve gotten most of what they want.

“Feminism” is like an individual person; the movement itself is “alive” like a person is alive. In addition, many mentally disordered people (this is especially prominent in feminism where almost all of the women are disordered) gain a sense of identity or even have their entire identity tied up in the movement.

Furthermore, the movement, while being an extension of their own disorder, also needs to stick around in order to keep the disorder going. Typically the disorders in movements like these are characterological, and at any rate, they are very ego-syntonic. No woman is wailing about how some part of her is forcing her to become a feminist against her wishes. That would be a neurosis or ego-dystonic anxiety disorder.

Without the movement, these people tend to flounder. They are quite characterologically disordered, so this gets in the way of a lot of real relationships in actual Meatspace, itself being different from the “space” inhabited by the movement. They get quite lost and typically start looking around for another movement to attach themselves to gain a sense of purpose in what is now a purposeless life.

They  often grab the nearest movement that comes along, even one in complete contradiction to their previous one, to attach to like a remora onto a shark. This is why you see people flipping from fascist to communist and vice versa (the turn from Far Left in university to Far Right at 40 is typical of many upper class Latin Americans). You see feminists becoming radical anti-feminists. You see far Leftists like David Horowitz and many other neocons doing complete flips and becoming raving reactionaries, albeit with a Wilsonian window dressing to cover their “humanitarian massacres.”

Slave Driving Under Capitalism and Other Things

Upset cause your boss is so mean?  He has to be that way cause he’s under pressure from whose above him.

Upset cause people are making the world into a gold-digging rat race?   Well, that’s just human nature – whether it be the Wall Street guy, the internet marketer, the guy wanting more promotions, the guy wanting a more college education.  It’s not the way it should be, but that’s a religious problem.

Irritable People Are Worthless Pieces of Shit

Everybody thinks it’s so cool to be irritable, and here in this stupid country, you can never accuse anyone of being irritable because the person you tell it to you will always blame you! They will say, “Oh you are saying and doing things to make this person angry.” I’ve been living with these pure scum my whole life, and I can’t put into words how much I hate them.

One thing that might well be true is that an irritable person may well not like you. If people don’t like you, they act irritable when you try to talk to them. That’s one way to tell if someone likes you or not.

But usually it’s never you. It’s always internal to them. In fact, most things people do are internal to them. Nobody ever admits it because everyone externalizes their internal thoughts and feelings, especially the negative ones. No one wants to admit that they have bad feelings inside of them and that those bad feelings are 100% their fault and 0% anyone else’s fault.

Instead, if someone feels bad inside, they will look around for someone, anyone, to throw their bad feelings onto. Often they will just pick fights with others. Other times they will shut down every conversation you try to have with them.

How to Tell If People Don’t Like You and What to Do about It, If Anything

If people are giving you stone faces and one word or one sentence answers, bottom line is they don’t like you. I’ve almost never had anyone who started out cold like that start liking me after a while. Almost always people start out hating you and they just keep hating you forever. I’m not sure why this except that first impressions are very important.

I’ve tried everything with haters. I’ve been nice to them, kissed their asses, never fought back against them, always smiled, thanked them – it was all completely worthless. You are just going to have to realize that a certain number of people are just always going to hate you.

A lot of it is probably just discrimination. Now that I am an older man, women in general and young women in particular are quite shitty to me. They’re almost all somewhat cold. It was the opposite when I was younger. Only difference now is age. I act exactly the same and in fact, my Game is better than ever. Lot of good it does me at age 62 though.

So they are just prejudiced against me because of my age. Apparently most women and especially young women really hate men my age.

Problem is if you tell people about people who seem like they hate you or don’t like you, everyone will just say that they’re fine but you are doing or saying things that are making them hate you. I wondered for a long time why people do that. I now think it is just another defense. When you tell someone that someone or people hate you, that’s a scary thought. Most people like to walk around the world with this stupid attitude of, “I like everyone and everyone likes me!” Well, I’ve got news for you. It’s not true.

There are always assholes who don’t like you, and it’s almost always totally fruitless to try to figure out why. I have gone round and round about this my whole life trying to figure out why some hater acts that way, but I’ve almost never been able to figure it out. You can try to put together clues, but haters usually don’t give you clues about why they hate you. So it’s probably pointless to wonder why because you’ll never find out anyway.

If you confront them about it, they will always deny that they are angry or that they hate you and make up some dumb excuse instead. Then they will always say you are paranoid or hypersensitive.

So don’t go around asking haters why they hate you. Maybe you can ask someone else who also knows them, but that might not work either. I did that once and mutual friend said that the guy who I thought hated me, my boss, actually liked me! “He likes you because he thinks you’re a punk, a punker, a punk rocker,” he said.

I’m probably the most inoffensive person on Earth. It’s a mystery why anyone would hate me, but a lot of people sure do. I find this as baffling as I ever have.

On the other hand, I get along fairly well with men of all sorts of ages these days. This is a good clue that there’s probably nothing wrong with me. Men are treating me well, but women are treating me like crap. First of all, do I have any issues with women. Believe it or not, I don’t. When I interact with women, I am usually very friendly with them because, well, I like women. I love women. The sexual attraction or fondness takes over and everything else goes by the wayside.

You hear me talking shit about women on here sometimes like any real man does, but I never think things like that when I’m dealing with real life women. Walking around with an obviously misogynistic attitude just doesn’t work. I went through a phase like that decades ago and all I got were women fighting back against me all day. One scratched up my briefcase! Another put a piece of chalk in my coffee cup!

So there’s nothing wrong with my attitude towards women. I treat them just like I treat men. But the women are being hostile while the men are being friendly. That means there’s something wrong with the women, probably the prejudice I discussed above. Because if there was a global problem with my behavior, the men wouldn’t be nice to me either.

If you are getting bad vibes from people, the first thing to do is look around and try to analyze it. First of all, you need to look at yourself with the clear light of reason. Lying to yourself does no good here. Was there a time recently when you acted just like you are now but a lot of people liked you? Do you act any different now? There’s  probably nothing wrong with you.

Do a lot of people still like you and act friendly and it’s just some who are shits? There’s probably nothing wrong with you there either because if there’s something badly wrong with you, just about nobody’s going to be nice. That’s how you can tell that the problem is you.

You have to analyze all of this stuff and you have to be objective.

Bottom line is if you are seriously screwing up in life (in my case, 35-40 yearss ago, basically an anxiety breakdown with a full-blown anxiety disorder that lasted years), people are going to let you know. In fact they will let you know exactly how you are screwing up.

If you’re too sad, they’ll let you know. If you’re too mad, they’ll let you know. If you’re too nervous, they will definitely let you know.

Not only that but you will keep hearing the same message over and over, albeit in different ways. If your problem is sadness, you will keep hearing people commenting on your obvious depression in various ways. If your problem is anxiety, you will keep hearing people remarking about nervousness. Often when people make these remarks, they are very oblique about it, so you have to have good social skills to pick up on it.

Often they won’t comment on you specifically. They will talk in a roundabout way, maybe about someone else, but they will be looking at you the whole time they are saying it. You’re supposed to figure out if they are really talking about you and pretending to talk about this other person. And no, it’s not paranoid to do this because people definitely comment on others to their face in this oblique, hard to figure out way.

I remember one time I was in a park 35 years ago talking to a group of people, and one guy kept talking about “someone else.”

Yeah, he’s really fried, he’s really weird, he’s really nervous, he’s really crazy.

I was in pretty bad shape then, albeit only with an anxiety disorder, but when anxiety disorders get bad, people can appear very strange or maybe even appear psychotic, often with odd looks in their eyes like stares, blank stares, thousand-yard stares, etc. So I’m afraid he was definitely talking about me, though it’s painful to admit it and remember it.

Another time when I was breaking up with a girlfriend, she kept bringing up this “Vietnam veteran” she knew. She claimed he hated everyone and everything in the whole world. She was absolutely mystified at how he could be so full of hate and she kept saying,

Well, it’s just a waste of a life, that’s all I think. You’re wasting your life being like that.

Apparently she was saying this is how I felt, and she was also saying that it was a waste of a perfectly good life for me to be this way. It didn’t feel like that at the time, but maybe I did, who knows?

I could go on and on like this forever with all sorts of quite painful examples.

Bottom line is sometimes they are talking about you, either behind your back or otherwise. Sometimes they don’t like you. And on some rare occasions, they may even be out to get you. All these things really happen, and you’re not paranoid if you recognize that. You’re only paranoid if you are imagining things. The trick is figuring out if these fears are really happening, in which case you aren’t nuts but merely observant, or if they’re not, in which case, yeah, you’re being paranoid. Teasing out whether fears are based in reality or paranoid imagination is not such an easy thing to do!

Game/PUA: Go on a Date with Two Women at Once!

These are always fun, sort of chance of a lifetime scores if you can ever pull them off. You don’t even have to have sex with both of them, but there should be some sort of sexual interest or possibility otherwise it’s not much of a date.

I remember once in the mid-80’s, I had what was more or less turning into a date with a fellow teacher at my school. She lived in Hermosa Beach and I went to her place for I have no idea what reason.

We were in the supermarket looking at food to buy for dinner and for some weird reason, she started looking at bananas! I suppose the horniness was already getting started because that had to be a sign. She was going through the bananas and casting some of them aside, saying, “Nah, that one’s too soft, that’s one too soft and wimpish. I want one that is strong, firm, and hard.”

And looking at me while she said it. Well, she was saying that I was a great big puss, but on the other hand, she was also considering having sex with me by even looking at the bananas in the first place. Looking back, this was probably a shit test. It’s important to spot shit tests when they happen and respond to them appropriately. You have to respond different ways according to the test. Sometimes if you get mad, you fail the test. This was probably one of those.

I didn’t fall for it and get mad. I ignored her and refused to rise to the bait, so she dropped it.

We decided not to buy food but to go out for Arabic food with her and this total bitch teacher friend of hers who had come over to the house at some point.

We all three piled into my friend’s van and went to the restaurant. I was making stupid jokes during the whole dinner. I would say, “Can you pass the humus?” instead of, “Can you pass the hummus?” You pronounce the two words quite differently. Humus is dirt. Hummus is an Arabic dip that you put in various things, often felafel burgers.

I was also saying, “Can you please pass me the feel-awful?” instead of, “Can you please pass me the felafel?” Felafel is an substance you use to make veggie burgers out of ground up chickpeas. Feel-awful, of course, does not exist. It’s just a joke on the name of the food.

So basically I was saying the food was crap, and it was making me sick when it wasn’t straight up dirt from the ground. Of course, I didn’t believe it, as the food was great. I was just being silly. I repeated these dumb jokes a few times with an absolutely straight face, and the woman I was with kept laughing and correcting me, “It’s hummus, not humus! Humus is dirt!”

Every time she said it I would act confused and baffled like I didn’t understand what she was talking about. Then I would point my finger in the air, and say, “Ah-hah! Oh, yes! That’s right! It’s hummus, not humus! Thank you for correcting me. I’m sorry! How could I be so stupid!” All with a completely straight face as if I was dead serious.

Then a few minutes later I would ask for humus again with a completely straight face like nothing had happened or I had already forgotten about the previous incident. She would giggle and correct me again, and I would act stunned and apologize for my mistake again as if it were all happening for the first time.

If you’re going to do stupid jokes like this, it’s very important that you do them with a straight face. Also a bit of exaggerated acting helps. Like above where I did the same idiot routine a number of times, each time acting like I was hearing her explanation for the first time, and then making the same dumb apology every time, then of course several minutes later making the same stupid request as if the previous incident never happened.

Obviously this is totally Three Stooges dipshit slapstick type of humor of the lowest quality, but if you are a really get actor, really get into the role, and especially keep a straight face, it can be pretty damn funny.

How to Tell If You’re Making a Woman Horny – She’s Laughing at All Your Stupid Jokes

I’m showing you this incident because I’m pointing out that this woman liked me, and not only that, she was starting to get horny. When a woman starts laughing at every dumb joke you tell, even when you repeat the dumb jokes over and over, bottom line is she wants to fuck. It doesn’t mean she’s going to fuck you, of course.

It just means you’re making her horny. Women get horny all the time all through their lives, and a lot of the time they get horny, they decide not to have sex with the guy. Just because you’re making her horny doesn’t mean she’s going to fuck you! It means she wants to, or her body wants to at least, but her mind may not, and women’s bodies and brains are at war even in the best of times.

No woman who isn’t getting horny, usually to the point of wanting to fuck you, is ever going to act that way towards you. Get them laughing like that, and they are halfway into the bed. It’s up to you to fill out the blanks in the rest of the form.

Then it came time for the bill. They had suggested that we go out  to eat earlier, and I just said, “OK, sure!” Problem was I was broke and I knew it at the time. But I really wanted to eat dinner with these chicks, and if I sprang the empty wallet on them, I figured they’d decide not have to dinner with me. What woman wants to eat with a deadbeat loser, right?

I decided I would tell them my money situation if they asked, but if they didn’t ask, no harm done, right? I figured I would just dumbfoundedly spring the empty wallet on them when we were done, act shocked, apologize profusely, and throw up my hands. I wisely shut up and hoped they didn’t ask me about money when we were done. I have no idea why I was broke, as I was making pretty good money at the time.

Well, it came time for the bill, and the two women got their wallets out and started throwing in bills. They looked at me. I got my wallet out with exaggerated swaggering confidence like it was full of money, and I was going to pay for everyone. Then I opened it and acted shocked, stunned, and embarrassed that there was no money in it. I apologized profusely but I was chuckling a bit as I was doing so. I acted like this was all a hilarious joke.

I said, “Look! I have no money! I’m broke!” The woman I was with asked, “Well, did you know you were broke when we decided to go out to eat?” I said of course I did.

She asked, “Well, why didn’t you tell us?”

I said, “Number one, you never asked me if I had money to go out to eat, and number two, I wanted to eat dinner because I was hungry, and if I told you I was broke, you wouldn’t let me eat with you. So the only smart thing to do was keep quiet.”

That was a completely assholey, dickwad thing to say, but after I said it, I laughed in this subdued, chuckling way. I kept chuckling like that the whole time this scene was going on.

I was sitting there with my empty wallet open laughing right in both of these women’s faces and telling them I didn’t have any money, and they would have to pay my way. I kept shrugging my shoulders with this “innocent little boy who dindu nuffin” look on my face.

When I said, “You never asked me,” I would chuckle right in their faces like an asshole. After a bit the woman I was with started giggling and she couldn’t stop. I was being an asshole, but I was being a funny, arrogant asshole and not being aggressive, and women often like dicks like that. I don’t know how well being an asshole works, but being a funny asshole often works wonders especially if you are not angry or aggressive.

It also seems to work to laugh right in women’s face, once again, not in an angry or aggressive way, more in a dismissive sense, like, “You just a stupid woman. What do you women know anyway. We men laugh right in your faces, you know that? You’ll come to your senses soon enough.” That’s sexist thinking and I don’t necessarily believe it, but women often respond to a certain type of male sexism by getting horny, believe it or not.

When I laugh in their faces, they are often shocked and almost lurch backwards. Then they get this defiant angry look on their faces like you challenged them to a fight. Then for some reason, the expression changes and they seem to like it. This devious little smile comes over her face, and she starts laughing too in this very quiet way.

If you are laughing in her face, you are displaying abundance mentality. Most men are pathetic pussy beggars. They’re pathetic, and women think they are just that. By doing this, you are the opposite of a pussy beggar. You are laughing her face, basically  laughing and saying you don’t care if she sleeps with you or not. Women are often shocked by this mentality because they are so used to pussy beggars and pussywhipped guys who never fight back because they don’t want to cut off the pussy supply.

I’ve had women look at me with wonder as if they were thinking, “Jesus Christ, this guy doesn’t even care if I fuck him or not. He’s laughing right in my face like an asshole, and if I walk out of here right now, he will just say bye and laugh at me some more. That’s amazing.”

A lot of times they seemed to be thinking, “Oh man, you are such an arrogant asshole! I should slap your face!” But then they seemed to think a bit and it’s as if they were saying, “But you know what? I like that.”

Anyway, my teacher friend couldn’t contain her laughter at me for being such an arrogant asshole as to stick them with the bill and then laugh right in their faces and pretty much ask them, “What are you going to do about it?” She was a bit mad at first in a somewhat disgusted and annoyed way, but the more I laughed and clowned it up, the more she started chuckling like she liked this display of humorous assholery.

What I did was completely audacious and most men would be nice guys and honestly say they didn’t have any money before you went out to eat or else act pathetic when they saw that they had no money  in their wallets.

I was being an asshole, but I was being a funny asshole. After all, face it. What I did to those poor women was pretty damn funny, right?

Her friend was some fat bitch teacher, single, probably hadn’t been laid since the last Ice Age. Seemed like a feminist or even a lesbian. My friend told me that her friend really, really hated men and giggled when she said this. I laughed at her friend when the teacher told me that like it was a hilarious joke and commented about what a stupid idiot her manhating bitch friend was. See? I didn’t get mad when told she was a manhating bitch. I just laughed at her and acted like she was an idiot for hating us men.

When she learned I had no money, her bitch friend was totally outraged at my assholery, as it seemed to confirm to her that we men are a bunch of bastards and assholes after all. She sat there stone-faced the whole time, sputtering. “We’re going to make you wash the dishes in this restaurant to pay it off!” Every time I looked at her stone face, I started laughing a little bit.

To get mad would have been a bad idea. After she said that, I laughed right at her and almost fell out of my chair laughing. See? I didn’t act scared when she bitched me out. I just laughed right in her face like she was a harmless, pathetic, and stupid woman, which frankly she was.

Somehow we were in my friend’s van, the three of us. My friend kept saying over and over, “Let’s rent a porn movie!” She was giggling the whole time while she was repeating this. Her friend for some reason was not against this. Of course, I was fine with it.

I was thinking, “Damn, I’m going to get laid tonight!” We went to a video store and I pick out Behind the Green Door Part 3, a really gonzo and dirty movie for that time. I told her I had seen it, and it was great. She acted intrigued that I had seen the movie enough to give a review of it. There were a couple of middle aged Black women looking at porno movies too, and also I recommended it to them. They acted very interested and thanked me very much, probably because I had two chicks with me once.

Any time you have two women with you at once and things are going smoothly, everyone quickly gets real quiet and respectful. The other men give you these looks like, “How the Hell do you do it, anyway?”

Sometimes they quietly try to take you down a peg in a subdued voice. Don’t fall for it. It’s a sort of male shit test. Just act like you didn’t hear him.

When you have the two women with you, don’t act like a showoff or an idiot. Don’t call attention to yourself, ridicule the other men, or act like you are better than they are and they are stupid inferiors. Instead, simply ignore all the other men with the attitude of, “Competition? What competition? I don’t see any competition, do you?” Act nice and friendly. You would be surprised how many men will approach you to talk when you have two women with you.

Another thing to do is to act like this thing, having two women with you, is completely normal, on the level of breathing, walking on the sidewalk, or drinking a glass of water. Act like this is something you do so often that you don’t even think about it anymore. The other men won’t seem to be threatened. If you see any men who look at you in a friendly way, give them a conspiratorial smile and a wink, but don’t act superior. Act like he’s in with the plan somehow.

Any other women around will become extremely interested in the stud who has two chicks with him, so even when you have the two women with you, other women will be staring at  you the whole time.

More than you would think walk right up to you with the two women and start talking to all three of you, often flirting right in the faces of the other women. Women are competitive and they love to fight with other women over men. They also love to steal other women’s men. Women are man-stealers! I assume there is some cavewoman reason why they are like this, but I don’t know what it is.

We rented the movie, got back to the house, settled in on the couches, and put it in the VCR. My friend was giggling like a schoolgirl in this silly, mischievous, playful way the whole time we were doing this. I had no idea why this bitch friend was going along with this plan to watch a porn movie with her friend and a man.

I was wondering what this night was going to be like. I was thinking maybe something might happen sexually with me and my friend, and like a moron, I started worrying that maybe I wouldn’t be able to get it up (Dumb, huh?)

Any time a woman says, “Hey, let’s watch a  porn movie,” I guarantee she wants to fuck. Period. Now she’s not just horny but she actually wants to fuck. You can still blow it of course. You can always blow it at any time in seduction if you are stupid enough, but the deeper the seduction goes and the hornier she gets, the harder it is to screw up, and she will start forgiving or looking the other way at any of your errors.

Why do they do this? Because…guess what? Women like to fuck too! A lot of them really, really like to fuck, almost as much as we do, and many women have sex drives that are so high that you would be shocked. And once they start getting pretty horny, a sense of urgency develops about them where they resolve they are going to have sex one way or another, come Hell or high water.

They will even get mad and impatient if you go too slow or start delaying, which I’ve been doing my whole life. There have been a number of times when women asked, “Are you going to kiss me or what? or “Come on, let’s go!” or “God-damn it. Are you going to fuck me or what?”

Back to the scene in the living room. I was wondering what’s going to happen with the manhating bitch friend. Was she going to get in on the sexual behavior somehow, assuming there was any?

I was thinking somehow I had to try that, that if the teacher and I started getting hot and horny with each other, I was going to look over at the shocked friend and make fun of her for missing out on all the fun and sitting over there all by her lonesome, laugh in her face until she either got mad, in which case I would leave her alone more, or joined us, which could get real weird but also real interesting.

I thought it might be fun to drag this manhating bitch into a threeway with another woman! How the Hell would she act? Was she a dyke? Was my friend bi?

Anyway, the video didn’t work for some reason. The night was over, and I was going home. I went to the door and my friend was still giggling away at the whole absurd evening, and her friend was glaring at me with pure hatred. There wasn’t any sex at all, but it wasn’t a sterile date with no sexual vibes – rather the opposite – It was a lot of fun anyway and way better than sitting at home.

Alt Left: A Bit More on Breonna Taylor

Kareem: The cops were plain clothes instead of uniform. That’s a huge mistake on their part. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for the boyfriend to shoot at a plains cloths person who is breaking down their door in the middle of the night. If that’s not standing your ground then i don’t know what is.

I feel like the cops should be held account for this one. They really goofed on this

I think they have to be plainclothes in these drug raids, but I’m not sure. They don’t want to alert the people that they are there because then the people in the house get rid of the drugs, etc. But I’m not sure if they have to be plainclothes.

Unlike most of these cases, this was just a tragic mistake, almost like an act of God. Things just fuck up due to no one’s fault sometimes. That’s just how life goes. Sometimes when one person kills another, it’s just a straight up accident and no one’s at fault or more commonly, it’s a justifiable homicide. But in this case, though it was a justifiable homicide, I still think it was tragic.

The family already won the Ghetto Lottery and got $12 million. I thought that was ridiculous and outrageous, but whatever. If we have to pay these Blacks off to keep them from rioting, I almost say just do it.

Unlike almost all of these idiots getting killed though, I don’t think Breonna was a terrible person. She wasn’t an angel, but I’m not going to call her a scumbag like the rest of the. I wouldn’t say she was a good person, but I wouldn’t say she was a bad person. She was a little of both.

Mostly she seems to be a woman who had terrible tastes in men and picked a really bad man for a boyfriend. Getting involved with that guy for four years was nearly reckless behavior on her part right there. A lot of people aren’t really good or bad people. We’re just neutral. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

Also, it seems to me that a lot of these scumbags were committing suicide by cop. Get in fistfights with cops? Fight with the cops? Are you fucking insane? I grew up in White suburban culture, but I lived as a criminal and a drug dealer for many years (14 years). I can see why men want to be criminals. Being a criminal is fun! It’s a blast to be an outlaw especially for a permanent rebellious adolescent like me.

I mostly just did victimless crimes like selling pot and psychedelics, but did I commit some victimizing crimes against my enemies, and you bet they deserved it. I never hurt any of them, though I probably should have. I just terrorized them and destroyed their property.

Anyway, I grew up in an outlaw culture of White counterculture hippie dealers, mostly of pot and psychedelics, who regarded the police as the ultimate enemy. Al;so I would like to point out something else. Unlike dealers nowadays, we actually thought we were doing a good thing. We were making society a better place because pot and psychedelic use was good for individuals and society. We actually had ethical codes that we abided by. Check out, “The Righteous Dealer,” by Timothy Leary for more.

One thing I was told over and over, as far back as the 1970’s, was “Don’t fuck with cops! They’ll kill you!” The message was don’t mess with them, don’t fight them, especially physically, just go along with what they ask, even you do so in a begrudging or angry way. Don’t resist. If you fight the cops, the cops will simply kill you.  We had bad problems with brutality even back then in all-White Orange County, so it’s not just a Black thing. Cops are just pigs and they do this to everyone, no matter what your race is.

I do like these new reforms they are coming up with because it has the potential to make cops act less like pigs and more like just cops or even humans.

I don’t hate all cops. I think mostly I am just scared or even terrified of them and generally regard them as people to be avoided at all costs. When I have a cop behind me on the road, I often pull over and let him go in front. I don’t like having cops behind me. They’re just pigs and a lot of times just having them in back of them leads them to find some stupid BS reason to pull you over. Plus most of us are not exactly perfect drivers.

I’ve been arrested a couple of times, and they were mean as Hell to me (a White guy), and I’ve never forgotten it.We were hippies and punkers and cops really hated hippies and later punkers back then. My Mom says they still hate hippies. I have no idea. I know a lot of cops look at me with contempt or even hatred. My Mom said it’s because I look like a hippie (my hair’s pretty long). I have no idea.

When they arrested me, they were straight up fucking sadists! I’m never going to forgive them for that unless some cops tell me those guys were wrong. I just got banned from Protect and Serve for no particular good reason. I did write a post that was provocative, but it wasn’t really cop-hating. After they banned me, I’m starting to think they’re just pigs again.

Also, cops are just nothing but trouble. I guarantee that if you are having any interaction at all with cops, odds are it’s not a good sign. I do meet some cops I like in my town, more than I thought I would like. Sometimes I call them to report someone. I was a victim of a crime once, and the cop who came out was extremely nice. They often act like angels around crime victims. But I keep meeting quite a few cops who are just pigs. They’re hostile, like they are trying to pick a fight for no good reason at al. They’re fight-pickers.

Alt Left: More Fake News from the UN about Venezuela

A UN probe alleges that Venezuelan police and security forces carried out extrajudicial executions and otherwise massively violated human rights. Caracas argued the UN action against it was part of a hostile US-led campaign.

More dishonesty from the MSM and the despicable corrupted UN. Yes the neocons have finally succeeded in even corrupting the UN itself! I told you that no barrier was too low for them to slither under it somehow. Slimy snakes can crawl pretty good, you know.

About the article above, it’s not so much dishonest as it’s out of context.

I know the situation in Venezuela extremely well, so I can comment on this. Of course, I support Maduro and the Chavistas, however, I am also an honest person, and I will criticize them where it is due. This report is very badly politicized. What you are getting out of it is that the police and security forces apparently run beating, torture, and murder squads against dissidents.

That’s funny because dissidents regularly rally up to hundreds of thousands of people in Eastern Caracas and nobody lifts a finger against them! The opposition press can only be glimpsed by imagining Fox News if it was an order of magnitude worse than it is. It has a lot of blood on its hands and for a long time, it issued regularly calls to assassinate Chavez. This is the sort of fare that they traffic in day to day in this “dictatorship.”

Yet the Chavistas let them say whatever they want, including stuff that would probably even get them shut down even here in the US. 75% of the newspapers and TV stations in this “dictatorship” are run by the opposition, and they are wildly, almost psychotically anti-Chavista. Yet they get to broadcast and print all they want. That’s got to be the most lenient dictatorship I’ve ever heard of! There is no dictatorship.

The opposition is mostly made up of open traitors who have attempted repeated violent and undemocratic coup attempts at the democratically elected governments. Yet almost all of them roam about free. A few were forbidden from running in elections for 15 years because they were behind extremely violent repeated coup attempts against the government. In any normal country, most of the opposition figures would be in jail for treason and sedition.

You think the US would tolerate repeated violent coup attempts against it? The Chavistas put up with the most outrageous opposition on Earth, and they barely lift a finger against them. Almost no nation on Earth would go as easy on an openly putschist opposition as Venezuela has. This is because Venezuela realizes that if they lift a finger against the opposition, the US will come down on them hard.

I actually believe that Venezuela is one of the freest and most democratic countries on Earth, as almost no other country would put up with a violent and traitorous opposition like they have.

In addition, Venezuelan elections have long been the gold standard against which all other elections must be measured. Venezuelan elections are simply one of the finest examples of free and fair elections you can find on Earth.

Once again they did this because they realized that if they acted even 1% dirty in elections like most countries do, not to mention having utterly undemocratic and openly fraudulent elections like we do, it would bring the US down on them hard. So they resolved to design a model election system that would be the gold standard of free, fair, and fraud-proof elections. Yet every time they have an election and a Chavista wins, there’s “massive fraud.” Any evidence? Of course not!

Now, on to the charges. The charges of beating, torture, and killings by police and security forces are sadly correct. However, all of the people being subjected to this abuse are suspected criminals, almost all of whom are probably guilty of terrible crimes. As you may know, Venezuela has one of the highest crime and especially violent crime rates on Earth. It’s almost all located in the poor neighborhoods that are hotbeds of Chavista support. The crime and violent crime is off the charts in these areas and has a lot to do with the drug trade.

So this is a case of state police and security officers beating, torturing, and executing violent criminal suspects, almost all of whom are probably guilty. Chavistas have been complaining about this for a while, but not much gets done. There’s a long culture of impunity in the police.

Every other nation in Latin America dealing with this exact same out of control crime wave is behaving in the exact same way, and a number of them have been doing so for a long time now. But there’s no context in the report. There’s no “Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil are doing the same thing.”

In fact, the UN “forgot” to write reports on these countries because they are US allies! So all we get is “evil Venezuela” without the context that this is cops versus criminals and every other nation in the region dealing with a disastrous crime wave is behaving the exact same way, so Venezuela isn’t unusual after all, so there’s no need for a stupid politicized report.

Political Prisoners

I can think of one case of abuse of a political prisoner. A top military officer was arrested and charged with being one of the top figures behind a coup attempt. While being interrogated, he “fell” out of a top story window and died. It’s pretty obvious he was pushed. But this man was a top military officer, possibly a general, who committed violent treason against the state. So the state killed him. What do you expect the state to do? These are the kind of “political prisoners” who are being mistreated or killed and their numbers are not large.

Political Death Squads

Venezuelan Special Forces Agents Arrested for Extrajudicial Killings

The Chavistas don’t run political death squads. Only rightwing US allies do that, always with hands-on CIA assistance.

However, there were two murders of radical left Chavista local grassroots radio journalists. The security forces who murdered them have been arrested. These officers were apparently turned by the opposition and were essentially working for the opposition, in effect running a rightwing death squad within the Chavista security forces. The Chavistas have never once murdered the Left opposition to themselves. Put a few in prison, yeah. Murdered? Hell no.

These weren’t even Chavistas. These were just Guaido’s traitors in the security forces doing some of his dirty deeds for whatever reason.

But I’m sure that those American whores at the UN who wrote that report are going to use that incident to say that the Chavistas are running death squads to kill their own opposition on the Left. Which of course they would never do, but never let facts get in the way of some good propaganda.

Alt Left: America’s Salad Days, or When America Ran the World, 1945-60

The UN has been an American province for a long time. Let’s take after World War 2 for example. Sure, there was a UN. But from 1945-1960, the UN and the US were pretty much synonymous. Hence the pussilanimous and disgustingly murderous behavior of the US proxy called the “UN” in the Korean War. After World War 2, we had not only defeated all of our adversaries but most of our allies lay in ruins too. We weren’t running the world before the war – Germany and Pax Brittanica were vying for that honor – but we sure were after the war.

Some people think we allowed our allies to get destroyed on purpose so we could, in our usual slimy way, end up sidelining our allies and running the world, the World Dictatorship Ruled by the US being the main US project since 1945. I don’t know why Americans think it is groovy for the US to be this swaggering, belligerent, out of control outlaw organized crime gang that rules the world.

Do Americans really think that’s cool or something? Because that’s exactly what we are. We aren’t even a country. We’re an Outlaw Empire ruled by an Organized Geopolitical Crime Gang that happens to be the top gang in the world right now?

Anyway from 1945-60, the world was our oyster. Of course, we fucked it up like we fucked up everything. Even the Marshall Plan and the rebuilding of Japan reportedly had sleazy Mafia-like subplots going on. After that, we finally started getting some good hard pushback from China and the USSR (Thank God and it was about time!), first in Cuba, next with the Missile Crisis and the Gary Powers affair, and especially in Vietnam.

The cycle of anti-imperialist revolutions followed in Algeria, the Philippines, Indonesia, Tanzania, Ghana, Kenya, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, India, Guatemala, Peru, Chile, Palestine, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Dominican Republic, South Africa, Ireland, and Guyana. Argentina, El Salvador, Honduras, Mozambique, Angola, Rhodesia the Basques followed suit. Arab nationalist revolutions took Libya, Egypt, Algeria, Syria, Yemen, and Iraq by storm.

The Shah fell in Iran in what was actually very much an anti-imperialist revolution. A revolution rocked Afghanistan.

But 1945-1960 were the America’s salad days.

Alt Left: A Chinese View of Time

Rambo said: Deng Xiao Peng said he could see democracy happening in China in a relatively short period of time. He was asked, ” what do you think, another 25 or 50 years maybe?” To which he replied, ” I could see it happening in maybe a thousand years.” To the Chinese, 1,000 years is looked upon as a short time. You’re talking about a nearly 5,000 year old country that has never known freedom and democracy. That’s why when countries like the U.S. negotiate with them, that has to be kept in mind.

Nixon asked Chou En-Lai in 1971 what he thought about the French Revolution in 1790. His reply?

It’s too soon to tell.

Which is pretty similar to what Deng said. The Chinese always take the long view, unlike us dumb Americans. And that’s smart of them and dumb of us.

This is literally how the Chinese think. All stages of the past are completely blurred together, and all are together with the present. I’m not aware they talk much about the future. I know this because I did a lot of research on their forums. Absolutely fascinating people. People would be talking about their family lineage, as their ancestors are very important to them. In fact, their basic religion is probably some form of ancestor worship.

They would be talking about their family lineages and drift back and forth between the present day, the 20th Century and then back to the 16th-19th Centuries, making historical references all along the way. And of course there were all sorts of references to the old dynasties like the Shang Dynasty (probably the very first Chinese dynasty) and many others. And now we are going all the way back to Old Chinese thousands of years ago.

I don’t understand Chinese history so I can’t make sense of these dynasties, but the Chinese’ view of time was fascinating. The year 400 was yesterday, today is 1600, and tomorrow is the 19th Century. It’s as if the past, present, and future were all happening at the same time, which is actually an interesting philosophical way to look at time. This is in fact how I view Time.

 

Chinese Long Term Thinking Versus American Short Term Thinking

The Chinese always take the long view, while here in the US we are addicted to the crack of short-term thinking in terms of immediate profits and getting off now, the Hell with the long term view of the economy or our bodies or really anything at all, dammit. Now get off my lawn! NIMBY! Here comes Karen!

And what of the future, oh American sensei?

We’ll deal with that when the time comes. Why bring down the party when it’s ripping along? What are you, some Debbie Downer?

Nope, I’m a guy who doesn’t want to set a time bomb today that will blow up five years from now because I may well be around then, and even if I’m am not, I’m not so sociopathic as to be that callous to my fellow humans who follow in my footsteps.

I am them. They are me. That’s the only and best way to look at your fellow man, hard as it is to make our egos believe that.

Do that line of coke now! Drink a six pack, fuck three whores in a row, get three hours of sleep, and then do it again! And don’t forget another line!

What are you, some party pooper? You’re the guy who always has to throw a turd in the punchbowl, right?

Nope, I’m just some guy who, every decade, decides he’d actually like to spend another decade on this 3rd Clown Rock from the Sun.

Fatalism and Lack of Agency in Spanish Language and Culture

As I mentioned in another post, we Americans act like tomorrow is a sure thing. It’s almost as real as the present and for those of us who use like me who the defense of fantasy, it’s probably even more real. But of course the future doesn’t even exist. We are treating something as real that’s not even there.

Other cultures like the Arabs or the Spanish-speaking countries engage in regular use of a phrase called ojala que.. which means “God willing that…” they put this phrase in front of all sorts of discussions about the future. I mentioned the Arabs and this was actually, as one might guess, a borrowing from Arabic and possibly from Arabic culture too. The Arabs after all do tell to leave it all up to God.

There’s something to be said for that. We even have a phrase in English for when someone is stuck in an impossible mind-rut, “Let go and let God…(take over and do it himself).” This is also similar to the Spanish language fatalistic denial of agency that I will get to in a bit.

Ojala que manana seria un mejor dia means “God willing, tomorrow will be a better day.”

The future is completely uncertain and not only that, for a lot of us, it won’t even exist at all even when it happens because we’ll be dead by then, so for us it never happened. The world could blow up tomorrow. Then what of the future, Mr. Can-do American Boosterist? It won’t exist for any of us because we will all be dead.

I’m still not sure how the constant use of the subjective in the Spanish language plays into this, but I suspect it’s part of this fatalistic worldview. Yes the French language uses the subjunctive too, and I don’t know if they are as fatalistic as the French or even if any language that uses a subjunctive a lot develops fatalism as a result or if a fatalistic culture gives way to frequent use of the subjunctive. But I’m getting all Sapir-Whorfian here, excuse me.

We actually have a subjuctive in English in the form of the verb to be: were.

As it were, the Queen ended up ruling all of her Kingdom

If I were king, I would clone 10 copies of Selena Gomez to be my concubines, and I would live happily ever after or until my Viagra supply ran out, whichever came first.

As you can see, we barely use it as we are anything but a fatalistic culture and in fact we have contempt for such cultures and refer to them as lazy and irresponsible. We are a “Carpe diem!” society after all.  You don’t sit around and wait for God or the government to get around to doing something, you get off your lazy ass and do it yourself, slacker!

But enough about us. Back to our relaxed cousins to the south. Spanish tends to use the subjunctive far more than it ought to. They literally sprinkle it all over the place. The subjunctive in any language means “maybe, hypothetically, possibly, etc.” and the excessive use of it in Spanish implies to me that something like Ojala que is going on. Spanish speaking Catholic cultures do tend to be pretty fatalistic, and Catholicism, perhaps the ultimate fatalistic religion, surely plays no small part in that.

In another possible element of fatalism or “leaving things up to God,” the Spanish language offers speakers a way out of a lot of mistakes by saying the person who failed in whatever they failed in lacked agency at the time, hence their failure was an act of God and therefore not their fault.

I don’t “fall down,” in Spanish, instead Se me cayo or “It fell down itself to me.” I don’t know about you, but I’d rather have God fall my sorry ass down than be on the hook for doing it to my own self.

I don’t forget anything of course, instead Se me olvido or “It forgot itself to me.”

I didn’t do it, the falling and forgetting did it to me, dammit! It’s not my fault! I was just an innocent victim! Quit picking on me!

I suppose you could say this makes Spanish speakers irresponsible, but it doesn’t seem to have that effect. Instead it seems to have a “don’t sweat the small stuff” effect, and indeed they do seem to take it pretty easy, maybe even too easy with all those siestas and always showing up an hour late to anything.

Another Way of Looking at Time

A book by Guy Murchie called The Music of the Spheres was published in 1961. It’s recommended in one of Kurt Vonnegut’s books. I forget which one now. And yes, I think Vonnegut

It’s little known nowadays and that’s too bad. It’s not that it’s an unambitious endeavor!

From the publisher’s blurb about it:

The first half of the book–Moons of Rock and Suns of Fire–deals with major astronomical phenomena viewed poetically from an imaginary earth satellite. In the second part the realms in which physics holds sway pass in review; the forms and nature of matter, the atom, waves and music, light and color, space and time.

I don’t know about you but I like the second part. Now focus on the last word in that blurb, “time.”

In that book, Murchie posits a fascinating notion. Instead of the past, present, and future all being separate and discreet things not a whole lot related to each other, Murchie says that in terms of physics, the past, the present, and the future are all simultaneously occurring right now as I write this. I know what you’re thinking. There goes Bob with another of his nutty ideas. But hold your horses a second, Hoss, and listen up for a bit.

I think there may actually be something to this and what follows is my version of Murchie’s theory:

The past has the seeds of our present and future within it already, so the present and future are contained in the past. We can say that the past contains the dual tails of the present and future in it. Of course when the past was happening, it had its own past and future embedded in it.

The present was brought here by the past and the future will contain the seeds of the present, so the present contains both the head of the past and the tail of the future in itself.

The future obviously doesn’t even exist. Think about that a bit as most folks don’t realize that. We Americans treat the future as if it’s a sure thing and often as if it will be better than the present. But we are thinking about something that doesn’t even exist yet. But even if it did exist, the future would be literally an outgrowth of the present, which, like it or not, is literally an outgrowth of the past, so the future would contain the heads of the present and future in it. The future of course contains the growth from the seeds of the past and the present, otherwise it wouldn’t even be there.

Your move, commenters.

Alt Left: No, Of Course Socialism Has Not Been a Failure

Transformer: Hey Robert, I would like your opinion about black libertarians Thomas Sowell and Walter E Williams. Do you think they make arguments that are difficult to refute? Here is Sowell saying Socialism is a failure.

I’ll get to Williams in a bit.

Of course I don’t agree with Thomas Sowell. I’m not even sure that Communism has been such a failure, or socialism if you will. I really like the Chinese Communist Party’s new definition of Communism or socialism or whatever. The words Communism and socialism don’t have any meanings. They mean whatever people who use them say they mean. In other words, people can keep changing the definitions of these things all they want to and say, “Well, Communism and socialism used to mean this, but now it means this new thing.”

Anyway, I really like the Chinese socialism with Chinese characteristics model of Communism and I believe China is absolutely a Communist country and I would say that they have figured out how to make Communism actually work. The Vietnamese model is quite similar and even that works quite well. So does the Laotian model.

I will admit that I am not sure if the classic model of state socialism or Communism is capable of producing a functional economy. I worry that it doesn’t. But that’s why I say redefine the word and decide that socialism and Communism are these new things that the  Chinese and the like are doing instead.

We decided the old model didn’t work, so we went back to the drawing board and made a new model. And everybody screams and yells and says you can’t do that because the only way to do your model is the old way, so the new model isn’t even the model anymore and instead it’s something else. I think these people are engaging in magical thinking.

What’s wrong with that?

Iran has a very socialist system and it works great. So does Belarus. Russia is a lot more socialist than you think, way more. I like the new Cuban model too.

And I think the Venezuelan model works great too. The problems they are having down there have to do with sanctions and an embargo that are completely wrecking the economy. Just to give you an example of how evil the US is, Iran shipped four ships of gasoline to Venezuelan and the US intercepted them on the high seas and out and out stole the cargo. They brought they ships to Houston where they are stealing the cargo right now. So you see, we’ve made it impossible for them to make their own gas and when anyone tries to send them gas, we seize the ship and steal the cargo.

Almost every single country on Earth is on paper at least some form of social democracy. I think only the US and Botswana are not. I’m not sure about Canada, but it’s way more SD than we are. The Democratic Party’s social liberalism and its cogener in Canada are not social democracy. Social democracy is rather to the left of both of those things.

Why even read those guys unless you are still figuring out your basic views on political economy? Well, if you are still figuring that stuff out, by all means, go ahead, read the right, read the left, read everyone. But that rightwing stuff is very brainwashing, and almost all of it is a lie in some form or another.

Alt Left: Absolute Meanings and Arbitrary Meanings

People are funny when it comes to definitions. You mention some completely abstract concept with no real hard meaning – something that means whatever people say it means- and people dig in their heels and say that the definition of the concept 50 or 100 or 1,000 years ago or yesterday is the only actual meaning of the word, and no other definitions are permitted. Why aren’t new definitions permitted?

Did God divine those definitions for those words? Of course not.

Let’s go lower on the bar.

Did science give us a pretty damn precise definition of those words like science has given us definitions of rocks and trees? Of course not. The Humanities are barely even sciences anyway. Physics envy is a thing and the current replication crisis is not surprising at all and is instead to be expected in any nonscientific enterprise (such as the Social Sciences).

These people seem to be engaging in some sort of magical thinking. They are confusing the words for things with  the things themselves. There are words and there are things that the  words represent. You can’t blur the boundaries. That’s called magical thinking.

They seem to think there is something special about words and that all words have some sort of ultimate Platonic essence or meaning and that all words can always mean only one thing and never another thing or that meanings of words can never change, as they are set in stone. Heidegger talked about this a lot. Sure, when you say the word rock or tree, you define and actual thing that’s not likely to change a whole lot, if at all.

So those words can’t be messed with – they are what I would call absolute meanings. You can’t decide that the meaning of rock is now tree, and the meaning of tree is now rock. You can, but not in a true philosophical sense. Can we say that the definition of a tree or a rock is whatever people say it is? Not really. I can’t say I’m a rock, and this keyboard is a tree. That’s because those terms have hard and fast meanings or absolute meanings and describe things that aren’t likely to change much if at all.

But what about Communism, socialism, on and on? Those words are not like rocks or trees. There’s no precise definition of what any of those are. Those are just models of political economy that people came up with and defined them by some utterly arbitrary definitions. In other words, those terms have utterly arbitrary meanings (Heidegger goes on about this at length). The meanings of things like this are more like little tags that we put on things to say a this is a this, and a that is a that. We can pull the tags off old concepts and go put them on new concepts all we want to -redefining concepts – because these concepts never had any true or absolute meaning in the first place.

Of course you could decide that communism and socialism now mean quite different models than they used to? Why not? These things are potentially ever-changing, not like rocks or trees.

Alt Left: Most Everyone in a Capitalist Society Is Basically Not Living in Reality

Capitalists are degenerates. They’re incapable of being honest. Sinclair Lewis said it’s hard for a man to be unbiased when he has a monetary interest or his job depends on how he answers the question. Capitalists have an interesting epistemology. How do we know if something is true or not? If it’s good the capitalist and it makes him money or more money, then it’s a fact. If it makes the capitalist look bad and makes him lose money, it’s not true, a falsehood.

So this is how capitalists do “science.” That’s why every time you get capitalists involved in science or anything that demands that we learn the facts and know what’s true or not true, the capitalists blow up the whole system and wreck everything, leaving only confusion, disaster, tatters and especially chaos.

The latter, chaos, is especially loved by capitalists because they use destruction as a building block to build stuff by destroying perfectly good stuff and rebuilding a bunch of stuff that didn’t need to be rebuilt. Even capitalist economics works on the principle of chaos, disorder, and entropy, and the economic system itself is constantly being blown up by its own internal contradictions or actually its “logic”. These explosions are beloved by capitalsts as this anarchy is part of some glorious “science of chaos” called the Business Cycle.

I am convinced that if aliens landed and we described capitalist economics to them, they would find it so insane and irrational that they would either fall down laughing, shake their heads and conclude that we were all insane, or simply shrug their shoulders, decide there was no intelligent life here, and pack it up and head back home.

Try describing capitalist economics sometime to a kid who’s just old enough to understand it. I bet even most 10 year olds would tell you that it’s irrational and most would say it’s completely insane and doesn’t even make sense.

And in a hyper-capitalist society like ours, that’s why living here is living in what I call Lie World, where one is barraged by out and out falsehoods and lies all day long. It’s literally worse here than it was in a lot of Communist countries. All day long people are yelling at you, insisting that a bunch of things that are obviously true are flat out lies, and a bunch of ridiculously false ideas are straight up true. So there ends up being two realities:

An Actual Reality, where true things are true, and false things are false, where things that happened happened the way they did, and the things that didn’t happen never occurred, or the World of Science, Truth, Honesty, Professionalism, Skepticism, Sane, Non-Partisanship, Pragmatism, Logic, or Atheism.

An Other, False, or Fictional Reality, where true things are false, and false things are true, where things that happened either didn’t happen the way they did or didn’t happen at all, and where the things that never happened actually did, or the World of Pseudo-Science, Falsehood, Lies, Charlatanhood, Magic, Mental Disorder, Politics, Ideology, Emotion, or Religion.

Bottom line is in a capitalist society, just about every single person is not even living in reality at all! They’re living in some fictional reality, like something out a story, a book, or a movie, or an alternate reality, like something out of the Matrix. They’re literally not even living in the real world and all. Instead they are living in a world or Pure Delusion where almost nothing is true or real, and in a sense, just about everyone you meet is flat-out psychotic in a sense.

Alt Left: The Young Turks’ Nation-building Process Killed Almost As Many People As the Holocaust

Rambo: What about the Armenians? Since you didn’t mention them, and the Armenians always insist they be mentioned or you’re insensitive to Turkish genocide against them in 1915 and thereabouts, could it be said that the Ottoman Turk empire is in denial regarding its’ treatment of Armenians or not? Your thoughts would be most instructive.

Yes, the Turks are absolutely in denial of the genocide of the Armenians (2.5 million people!) along with the genocide of the Assyrians (1.75 million people!) and the genocide of the Greeks (725,000 people!). All of these occurred in roughly the same time-frame and coincided with the Young Turks’ nation-buidling project after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. In part, the massacres also coincided with World War 1.

If you notice, it’s no coincidence that all three were Christians. In the process of nation-building, the Turks simply slaughtered the vast majority of the Christians in Anatolia. This was done under the rubric of them being 5th columnists and traitors and working with the enemy during wartime (World War 1), but there was never really any truth to that.

Even Ataturk condemned the massacres in 1924, saying they were crimes against humanity. As you can see, the Turks massacred 5 million Anatolian Christians, mostly in the space of 10 years, 1915-1925, with most of the killings happening at the beginning of the period. The Turks like to call this mutual ethnic conflict, with both sides massacring each other, but there’s no truth to that. The Anatolian Armenians and Assyrians hardly killed a single Turk, and the Greeks killed a mere 15,000 Turks, all in response to 700,000 of their own getting killed.

As a result of these massacres, Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks are quite scarce in Turkey now, whereas they used to have large populations – the Armenians and Assyrians mostly in the East, with the Assyrians bordering Syria, Iraq, and Iran where they lived alongside Kurds and the Armenians bordering the Russian Empire and the Caucasus. The Greeks were mostly living in the Far West in Izmir.

The Greek massacres are disgustingly referred to as “population exchanges,” as most Turks left Greece, and most Greeks left Turkey.

The slaughters of Hindus and Muslims in British India at the beginning of independence and the nakba of the Palestinians in 1947-48 are also disgustingly referred to as “population exchanges.” Very nice, liberal Jewish people will look you right in the eye and talk about “the population exchanges” during this time, but there was a difference. The Arabs didn’t want to leave their lands and wish to go back, and the Jews of the Arab World were more than happy to take off and don’t want to go back. So it’s not the same thing at all.

Every time you hear some Indian, Turkish, or Jewish jerk talking calmly about “population exchanges” as if they were some sort nice human swap meet keep in mind that that phrase is always hiding behind massive ethnic cleansings and massacres, even worse, typically genocides.