The Importance of Masculinity

Jason Y writes: If you’re a tall skinny guy, or maybe a short one, what good does being masculine do you anyway?

If you are not masculine, other men will not accept you. If you are not that masculine, you are going to have troubles with women your whole life. Trust me on that one. I’ve experienced it, and I actually have a very strong masculine identity. Woman all lie and say it’s not true, but actually one of the most important factors in a male-female relationship is masculinity. It’s important for the woman, not so much for the man. They pretty much demand that their men act in a masculine way. If you’re good-looking and have good game and you are not masculine, yes, you will get women because women love to screw good-looking men. Yes, they screw good-looking non-masculine men, but then they bitch afterwards if they think he’s not masculine enough. So these guys get a lot of hot sex and a lot of nasty bitchery. The whole Alpha-Beta-Omega scale is sort of down to masculinity. Alphas the most masculine, omegas the least and betas in between. Why do women love bad boys? Bad boys are masculine. You have to distinguish between what women say and what they do. Many women ask, “Why is masculinity so important? Why are you guys so hung up about masculinity?” The thing is, the woman who is saying that is usually making a huge deal about it herself in her relationships with men, but she has blinded herself to that fact, as women do with so many things. They don’t know what they think, what they do or why. That’s the nature of woman. Anyway, men should act masculine just because. Because that’s what men do. If you don’t act masculine, you aren’t acting like much of a man.

White -> Non-White = Decline

William Playfair Web writes: But…aren’t non-Whites the victims of it? Is it really effecting Whites? With Blacks they are very aggressive and it is stereotyped they fuck it up for everyone, but from my observations, not with Hispanics.

Aren’t non-Whites the victims of what? When a city goes from White to Hispanic, there is a very noticeable decline. it’s nothing like if the city went Black, but it’s there. For one thing, the crime rate goes through the roof. Mostly property crimes, break-ins of businesses, thefts of car stereos, etc. I lived in a White town that started to get a lot more Hispanic in the mid 2000’s, and all of a sudden we started hearing about a lot of car stereos being stolen. That’s usually the first sign your city is going Hispanic because Mexicans steal car stereos. It’s like…what they do. That is a stereotypical half-assed Mexican type crime. You also see a big increase in petty thievery, especially hubcap theft. Because that’s another thing Mexicans do – steal hubcaps. This city here was majority White in 1970. A local businessman told me that the illegals really started flooding in the 1990’s, and then the whole city went Mexican. This coincided with a huge increase in break-ins in local businesses. I believe the two were related.

Mass Immigration and the Decline of California

Chinedu writes: The “California economy” is Silicon Valley and Hollywood. That’s it. A booming economy does not make a state great. California has one of the most advanced and diverse economies in the world. It is hardly just Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Read the article I posted.

Screw the “booming economy.” It sure ain’t booming in a lot of this state, that’s for sure. And the state’s economy was going great all through the 1950’s and 1960’s and even 1970’s for that matter. Everything’s not all down to “the economy” anyway. That’s neoliberal talk. Let me give you an example. In a 15 year period in the 1950’s and 1960’s, the Guatemalan economy grew by 5 I am wondering if the commenter lived in this state in the 1950’s, 1960’s or 1970’s? If not, then he does not know what this place used to look like. I would say it wasn’t worth it. Yes, we have a decent economy for some, but we used to have a good economy for most average folks. We have the second highest poverty rate in the US above only Mississippi if you figure in housing costs. Housing is not affordable. Even rents are not affordable. College used to be almost free in this state. Now it will cost $50-100,000 just to go to college. There’s serious overcrowding everywhere. There are ghettos, barrios and other assorted shitholes along with lots of poverty and gangs everywhere you turn around. None of this was going on before. All the negatives were not worth it for a good economy that doesn’t even benefit most folks anyway. And anyway we had a great economy before. Now we still have a good economy, but only for a few instead of a lot, and we have a ton of new problems to boot. Mass immigration has been a gigantic negative for California.

California and White Decline

William Playfair Web writes: It does appear to have a strong economy, at least for some. I would like to see Robert elaborate on this one. I also thought he believed “White genocide” or “White decline” type ideas to be stupid?

It is a strong economy only for some. Rents are sky high. When you figure in the cost of rent, California has the most poverty, the highest poverty rate, of any state except Mississippi. So California is 49th in poverty rates in the US, above only Mississippi. How is that the state that has the second worse poverty rate in the country has a “booming economy?” Screw that. White genocide means Whites are going extinct and that there is some special project to drive Whites extinct. Whites are not going extinct, and there is no project to drive Whites extinct (that I know of). Also the White genocide types think that importing Syrians is part of a project to drive Whites extinct. But Syrians are White themselves. But the And here in the California anyway, when a city or town goes from majority White to majority non-White, there is often a noticeable decline. White -> non-White = decline, generally speaking. It cannot be denied.

White California RIP: The Death of a Dream

RIP White California. We knew thee well.
The photo above is of Cahuenga Pass, Los Angeles, in 1954. I was born not far from here in Inglewood (back when Inglewood was a White city!) in 1957. I can recall scenes not too different from that photo very well. That was my once upon a time. It’s gone now, and it’s never coming back. The dream is over. I am not sure how many of you lived in California when it was still a White state (mostly in the 1950’s and 60’s), but I did, and it was a special time in a special place. The state’s gotten a lot more crowded and diverse in the meantime. The crowding has made the state much worse (thanks real estate developers), and I hate to say it, but with all the diversity has come a noticeable decline in the state overall. In addition, we are starting to become like a Latin American country with a rich and upper middle class with a lot of money, a whole lot of poor and low income folks pretty much groveling in the American equivalent of shantytowns, and an ever-declining middle class. This state is now unbelievably unequal, and it didn’t used to be that way. At least here in California, the trend of going from a 90

More of My Reddit Enemies

Here. Damn, Reddit must be SJW Central! That place is so shot through with PC and the Cultural Left that I cannot believe it. Needless to say, most people on Reddit despise me. Here are some idiots on a Reddit called “I Am Very Smart.” Many of these Reddits are set up just for SJW-Reddit smart asses to troll around the Web and look for “idiots” who they can tear apart. Examples: Bad Linguistics, Bad Science, Bad History, I Am Very Smart, Nice Guys. They’re all set up to find people’s prose on the Web and rip it to pieces. Don’t people have anything better to do? I think there is something wrong with smart asses who sit around all day tearing down other people for being ignorant. What’s wrong with being ignorant? We’re all ignorant about some things. So what. The sort of person who trolls around the web looking for “idiots to tear apart for being ignorant” is what I would call an asshole. It’s someone who spends their whole life tearing other people down for being ignorant. Suffice to say, people like this should not be caught within 1,000 feet of any classroom. If you hate ignorant people, the last thing you should be doing is teaching. I really don’t mind goodhearted ignorant people. So they’re ignorant? So what? Better to be ignorant than to be a mean-spirited piece of shit. I would like to point out that a lot of their critiques are very poor and shitty. With me in particular they go through my stuff with a fine tooth comb, looking for all manner of petty things to nitpick it to death about. A lot of their critiques of my stuff are not even good critiques. They’re crappy critiques. Nitpicking stuff to death isn’t good criticism. It doesn’t show you’re a good critic. It shows that you’re a smart-ass, that you’re arrogant and that you are a huge asshole. I do not even think this I Am Very Smart critique of me is all that good. Mostly it’s just lame, assholes being assholes for sheer sadism. I’m an adult, a real grownup, and I graduated from 8th Grade a very long time ago. I don’t see the point in tearing people to pieces just to be a dick or show how smart you are. That’s so 8th Grade.

What's Wrong with Boot Camp Boyhood?

I do not know about actual bullying, but what I am talking about is teasing, taunting, horseplay, peer pressure, etc. I mean boyhood is rough. It’s like boot camp. It’s boot camp for manhood. Iron boys have to pass through the flames to be smelted into steel men. Most boys make it through and turn into healthy, more or less masculine and considerably toughened up men. Those who don’t make it through seem like they end up damaged by this process. But boyhood has always been this way probably all down through history. Many primitive tribes have hardass ceremonies that they make boys suffer through in order to be called men. I figure it’s a normal process. I mean boyhood is where boys are turned into men. Boyhood is a process whereby boys are turned into men, not always with loving care and kindness. You are supposed to make it through like I did. People who didn’t make it through, well I am sorry for them, but there are a lot of boot camp dropouts too you. The process is there for a reason. You really want boyhood to be not a sometimes hardass process whereby boys and toughened and turned into men? Without that toughening up process, you may well end up with way more sissy, wimpy, pussy, lame men.

IQ Scores

Mine, that is. You folks wanted some background on my test scores, so I will give it to you. 1986, age 29, WAIS: My Mom was working for a clinical psychologist named Dr. R. in 1987. He didn’t do much therapy; most of what he did was testing of various kinds mostly for job applicants for companies. My Mom said he gave IQ tests, and she asked me if I wanted to take one. I said sure. I went there one day, and he administered an IQ test to me. Afterwards, my Mom told me that he was walking around the office shaking his head and saying, “Very high. Very high,” like he couldn’t believe it was so high. He also said that in 20 years of giving IQ tests to over 600 people, he had only had ~10-15 tests with that high of a score. I asked her what the score was and she said he didn’t tell her. Instead all he said was, “Over 140.” 1971, age 14, WISC: I do not know when I took this test, and I do not even remember taking it for that matter, but I took all sorts of tests in school for all sorts of different things, and I don’t remember most of them. I assume that this test was taken in the first year of high school when I was probably tested for the Gifted program at the school. They called it MGM for Mentally Gifted Minors, and yes, I was in that program. Except we didn’t call it it Mentally Gifted Minors. Instead we called it Mighty Gay Men. You had to have an IQ of over 132 (top 2 I was in my counselor’s office one day in my freshman year of high school for some reason, and he winked at me and showed me a paper for a brief moment as if he was showing me something that he wasn’t supposed to be showing me. It had my name on it. It was a report of an IQ score. It had my name and IQ 147 written on it. I remember that because one of my friends, CL, has a name close to mine on the alphabet, and his paper was right next to mine  and I saw his score also somehow. He also had an IQ of 147! I forget if we talked about the IQ score or not. Perhaps we did, and perhaps we did not, I do not recall. I wasn’t real big on IQ back then, so I don’t have much of a memory of it. So there you have it. I am going to call my high school soon and ask for a copy of my test score. I assume they keep these things. If I get it, I will see if I can scan it in and then report it to you guys. I didn’t want to talk about this on the site, as I get in enough trouble for this IQ crap as it is, but Pumpkin Person is a big IQ guy, and he and his fans have been encouraging me to get a copy of my test score, so hopefully I will acquire it for them.

Syrian Government Sued for Killing US Journalist

Here. I am sure that they did it. That’s a nasty little regime they have over there in Syria. On the other hand, Assad seems to be better than any of the alternatives, which isn’t saying much. I never agree with targeting journalists during war, but increasingly just about everyone does it. We definitely targeted journalists and even whole media outfits in the first weeks of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. We bombed the Al Jazeera building in Kabul, and we attacked Al Jazeera reporters in a Baghdad hotel. There were fatalities in both cases. In both Iraq wars, the US bombed all major Iraqi news outlets and newspapers, but most of them kept reporting anyway. The Pentagon said they were targeted for “disseminating enemy propaganda in wartime.” Recent Pentagon documents discuss the need to “control the narrative” during wartime and speak of another need to silence enemy critics and journalists who are seen as combatants in an information war. The language used to describe propaganda, controlling the narrative and targeting journalists sympathetic to the enemy is genuinely creepy. Lousy countries always do this sort of thing in wartime, but I thought we were above this. Putin has had reporters beaten up for reporting on Russian soldiers who were killed fighting in Ukraine when there supposed to be no Russians there. He is also implicated in the killing of journalists, including a woman who was famous for reporting on Russian atrocities in Chechnya. Turkey routinely targets journalists, especially Kurdish reporters. A number of them have been killed. Israel is notorious for targeting journalists. Palestinian journalists are arrested regularly, and a number have been shot by soldiers. A fair number of them have been killed. Some American journalists have also been killed by the IDF, and at least one was killed. The US would not defend this journalist at all, and instead seemed to take Israel’s side. So here we have a government that supports a foreign state over its own people. Our country should be called “USrael” to symbolize the extent to which we dutifully support this foreign country against all common sense. An interview with a representative of the Israeli government regarding this case was tense and combative, and the Israeli seemed to be arguing that journalists were legitimate targets as some sort of “terrorist supporters” or “terror propagandists.” I was always taught that my country was the good guy. I was taught how we generally fought fair and square in World War 2. This made me so proud to be an American. I learned quite a few things since then that made me question that line. But this recent behavior of the Pentagon’s has made me lose all hope. I had thought we were above this sort of crap and that we believed in fighting fair at least out of a gentlemanly honor. Turns out I was wrong. While we do fight quite a bit more fairly than most other countries (and so do the Israelis), a lot of our behavior is scumbucket low down there with the worst Turd World shitholes. Color me disenchanted. I am not so much an America-hater as a disappointed patriot gone sour.

Black Lives Matter Activist Arrested

Here. This is messed up. Looks like a targeted arrest. Maybe the police are getting mad at the BLM Movement since it was at a BLM rally that Micah Johnson opened fire on police, killing five officers and wounding seven others. The White nationalists are yelling about designating the BLM movement a terrorist organization after the Johnson shootings in Dallas. Maybe this is why police are targeting activists. The activist’s name is DeRay McKesson, and he travels around the country going to these BLM rallies. He was not doing anything wrong and obviously he was arrested for who he was, not what he was doing (nothing).

The Fallujah ISIS Convoy Bombing That Never Happened

Here. I normally can’t stand this guy, and a lot of his stuff is just flat out wrong, but this time I think he is right on it. Remember when the media cheered about the bombing of an ISIS convoy heading out of Fallujah that killed 250 ISIS fighters? Well, it never happened. As with so many things about those wars over there, the whole thing is pretty much made up. First of all, yes, there was a vehicle convoy heading out of Fallujah at the end of the battle. Yes, it was bombed by Iraqi and apparently also US planes. Yes, many of the vehicles were destroyed, and it looks like quite a few people were killed and injured, though a journey to the site soon after the attack found few bodies. The problem is that it wasn’t a convoy of ISIS fighters heading out of Fallujah. It wasn’t even a convoy of military vehicles heading out of Fallujah. Instead it was a convoy of civilian vehicles heading out of the city. And it was filled with civilians, not with ISIS fighters. There are a few clues that this is indeed the case.

  1. Soon after the bombing of the convoy, a call went out to Baghdad of many dead and wounded civilians in the Fallujah area. Multiple plane and helicopter trips were flown to the area and, many of the wounded were medevacced out. The medevac process took several hours. The area where the civilians were killed and wounded was in the same general area as the convoy bombing.
  2. The reason that a trip to the scene of the attack showed few dead bodies was because the dead and wounded had been for the most part medevacced out or were flown out in body bags.
  3. ISIS seldom if ever travels in such huge convoys. There have been only two or three reports of ISIS convoys this long in the region since ISIS started fighting. They tend to travel in convoys that are much shorter and harder to detect. There is no way that ISIS would lead a huge convoy that size out of that city at the last minute. They are not that stupid.
  4. When the US first heard about the convoy they were asked whether to attack it, and Air Command decided not to attack the convoy because they felt that there were civilians present. Later they bombed it anyway after the Iraqis bombed it.
  5. A trip to the scene of the attack revealed many burned out vehicles. However almost all of them seemed to be civilian vehicles like sedans and minivans. ISIS doesn’t use vehicles like that on the battlefield.

Sorting it all out, it appears that this civilian convoy was not as innocent as it seemed. The best analysis of what happened is that this was a convoy of the families of the ISIS fighters who stayed in the city for most of the battle but finally left after the city fell. You could argue that the families of the fighters should be killed too, but I would not agree with you on that one.

Thread about the Police Shootings

This thread will include the two “killings of unarmed Black men by two White cops,” which includes the killing of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the “terrorist shooting attack on Dallas Police” which killed five police and wounded seven others, done by a ex-US military Black militant armed with a sniper rifle and an automatic weapon who had obviously had good tactical training. First of all, to dispense with the usual bullshit and lies. These were not more cases of “White cops killing unarmed Black men.” In the case of Philando Castile, the cop was a Filipino, not a White man. I guess they are evil anti-Black racists too. I suppose their racism against Blacks is due to something called Filipino Supremacy, an epidemic and structural problem that runs all through US society. Second of all, neither of these men were unarmed. They were both packing! Yes, they were both armed with handguns. In the sad case of Castile, he actually a concealed carry permit, which is one more reason why these stupid permits should be handed out very judiciously and not like candy as they are now. In the case of the much worse behaving Alton Sterling, another Michael Brown-like “gentle giant” with a criminal record as long as a novella, he was also armed with a handgun, illegally as it turns out as he was breaking the law by carrying a handgun in public. Sterling also very seriously resisted arrest, and the police knew he had a gun. The fact that he had a gun on him, as in the sad case of Castile, was absolutely the main and probably only reason he got killed. So if you don’t want to get killed by cops and you’re a Black man, number one, don’t go out in public packing whether you have one of those Wild West style permits or not. I genuinely feel sorry for the cops in the Dallas case, and I don’t even like cops. In fact, I pretty much hate cop,s and as it turns out I have some very good reasons for feeling that way considering I have been arrested a couple of times, and my hatred of cops goes back to those incidents. But I realize that they have a job to do, and of course I support them in that job. Also if you stay away from them and have as little dealings with them as possible, cops will not be much of a problem in your life. Right now, criminals are a much worse problem in my life than cops. Cops barely even rate as an annoyance. Most of the time, I hardly even hate them, and I even like them or feel neutral about them. We can’t have people running around assassinating police officers. All you cop haters, let’s try an experiment. Let’s remove all the police from your city so you will be happy to be rid of those evil cops. You can guess what is going to happen to your city in the next several months, if it even lasts that long as a functioning metropolis. “We need cops, but they need to act better” is my position. Second point, this was not terrorism. It’s never terrorism to shoot cops, especially when they are armed and in uniform. You can argue that this guy was not a guerrilla, but that is exactly what he was in fact. This man was at war with the police. He was a one-man insurgency. And this anti-police violence is starting to look like an insurgency or guerrilla war. The abuse of this stupid term “terrorism” is truly unfortunate, but it is usually states who are the ones abusing the term. Any and all armed non-state actors and organizations are terrorists, bar none. Tell that to the Abraham Lincoln Brigades of the World War Two partisans in Europe and Asia. There are indeed terrorist groups who target civilian targets of no military significance, and that right there is the definition of terrorism to target a cop or any sort of soldier, off-duty or on. As expected, the White nationalists have heralded this as the onset of the glorious RAHOWA (racial holy war) that they always long for. And yes, they do long for this. Hang out on their fora long enough, and you will see it, even on the rather dainty American Renaissance site. Their glorious RAHOWA is not here, nor is it coming anytime soon. Sorry, guys. Maybe later? The case of Mr. Castile is a tragedy. He was not a bad person, but he did have a conviction for driving without a license. But I know some Whites close to me who have been charged with that crime also. I think the cop just badly screwed up in this case and thought Castile was going for his gun when in fact he was reaching for his wallet. The case of Sterling is much more complex, and it looks like he was an armed man struggling very hard with the officers. I have no idea what to say about this except that it looks like another SNAFU case. I need to learn more about it. Sterling was a lousy person, but he didn’t deserve the death penalty for being a dirtbag. Ok now, take it away, commenters!

Sorry for Lack of Posts

I have been very busy lately. I had to clean up the whole place for an inspection by the apartment complex (they have regular inspections and you have to pass in order to keep your lease). Then they canceled that inspection but scheduled another one a week later. In the meantime, I had to prep the place to get sprayed for cockroaches. Yes, I had a cockroach infestation and a pretty bad one at that. I had to get everything out of all of the kitchen cabinets, cupboards and drawers, pile it all on the coach and then cover it up with a sheet. I also had to get everything out of the bathroom including stuff under the sink and in bathroom dressers. Then I had to move everything one foot away from the walls so they could spray. This included a lot of heavy objects like bookcases, couches, beds,  and dresser drawers. Some of these things could not be moved without pulling out some of the drawers and removing a lot of books. In other words, it was a great big huge gigantic mess. Now I have to put everything back that I took out of the kitchen and bathroom and the cabinets, cupboards and drawers and put all the books back, so it’s not even over yet. The inspection will be on Monday and maybe after that, I will have some time.

Letter from a Shia Muslim

Yahya writes:

You are spot on about the lack of Offensive Jihad in Shia Islam. While conquest began under Muhammad, primarily in the Levant, much of the territorial acquisition occurred under the Rashidun and Umayyads. Ali was too caught up in suppressing the Kharwaji to engage in conquest, and apparently (in a Shia Hadith) criticized the previous three caliphs for their oppression of Dhimmis. It is also worth noting that Shia have a much more nuanced view of traditions and narrations. They don’t assign near the weight to narrations that Sunnis do, believing that with the passage of time comes alterations or downright fabrications (they accuse the Umayyads of issuing fabricated Hadiths to diminish or insult Ali). In Sunni Islam, most of the barbarism is to found in the books of Hadith, and by taking up a cynical view of these books, one can circumvent a great deal of stupidity, which may or may not have been authentic. There are two further principles which make Shia Islam more capable of conforming to modernity: Firstly, Shia are encouraged to refrain from that which gives Islam a bad image. This is generally agreed to include prescriptions found in Hadith but not in the Quran. For example, the punishment of stoning adulterers is only found in narrations, and thus Iran has found it within their liberty to temporarily suspend the use of such punishments. Secondly, the Usuli (the mainstream school of Shia Islam) are much like Jews in that they stress that while the laws remain the same, their interpretation and circumstances surrounding them change. However in some ways, Shia Islam undoubtedly more extreme. For example in the case of apostasy, the Sunni schools believe that only the state can try and execute apostates, but in Shia Islam, the duty can fall upon civilians as well (the same is true of blasphemy ). This causes a great many problems for obvious reasons. And whereas in Sunni Islam, no differentiation is made between those apostates born to a Muslim father (Murtad Fitri) and one who converts and then apostasizes (Murtad Milli): both are asked to rejoin Islam, with a potential waiting period. In Shia Islam the former is killed regardless of their repentance, and the latter is given one opportunity and no waiting period. The predictions in the post are fairly accurate, although I wouldn’t call Syria a failed state. I am certainly committed to the idea that the future of Islam is interred in the West. – An agnostic Shia

Interesting comment.

Ali was too caught up in suppressing the Kharwaji to engage in conquest…

The Kwarwaji were like today’s takfiris and to a lesser extent the Wahhabis.

…and apparently (in a Shia Hadith), Ali criticized the previous three caliphs for their oppression of Dhimmis.

This is interesting. I wonder how exactly he criticized their treatment. I know that Iran does treat most religious minorities fairly well compared to how they are treated in a lot of Sunni states with the except of the Bahai, whom they view as heretics.

The predictions in the post are fairly accurate, although I wouldn’t call Syria a failed state.

I fretted about that myself. I suppose the state is still quite powerful in Syria.  The state might even be stronger in Syria than it is in Iraq.This despite the fact that Syria has lost a lot of territory. The USSR lost a lot of territory in WW2, but it never became a failed state. It did become a warzone though. Syria is more like a warzone.

Should Effeminate Boys Be Bullied?

Optimus Prime: I miss Epgah’s comments on these topics. He would make a kill out of these topics. Jason Y: He would refuse to admit his idiotic hatred of NAM’s stems from childhood bullying. Bullying which he encourages among Whites to keep them from becoming Liberace faggots. Like Sam he would just go on and on denying that certain whites can be as mean, parasitic, drug addicted, and socially destructive as some NAM’S.

You do not think highly effeminate boys who act like Liberace faggots should not be teased, taunted and horseplayed with or even bullied? I do. I don’t agree with hitting them or threatening them though. That takes it too far. How else are other boys going to get the message that it is not ok to act like a flaming faggot? Do you think these boys come out of the womb acting like flaming queers? This is probably learned behavior. Sure, a lot of them won’t stop acting that way, but still they need to be taught that they should not act like that. They have to be seriously faggy though. A lot of straight boys and men get this treatment just for being soft, quiet or pretty. I went through some anti-gay bullying myself even into my early 20’s, including one episode that went on for weeks, and I am not even gay! And I have been gay bashed three different times, once with a bat! And I’m not even gay! I am not even effeminate either, the way I see it. But I had some friends who got called gay constantly and they were not even 1 Even though I would oppose violence or violent threats against these boys. I absolutely oppose gay bashing as you can see above. And I would absolutely oppose any mistreatment of biologically gay boys just for having a homosexual orientation. I have had gay male clients who got humiliated badly that way in high school, and it was not a good experience. And of course effeminate or even highly effeminate men, not to mention gay men, should be left alone. But I don’t know how even that is going to work, as even many gay men despise the flamers. Also at some point the bullying of effeminate boys needs to stop, maybe by high school or so if it’s been going on for several years already. By that time the behavior is deeply ingrained, and those boys are unlikely to change. Also, the only boys with whom a reasonable percentage of them who can be reasonably expected to lay off faggoty boys would be high school boys. Younger boys will probably never lay off faggoty boys without some serious cultural changes, and I am not sure if I want them to. One more thing: Do you honestly think that 10 year old boys will ever accept boys who act like flaming fags? Also: If boys come to view Liberace faggot behavior as a-ok, don’t you think more of them might start acting that way? I mean why not, if it’s perfectly ok, right?

Some Little-Known Truths about Arabs

Lin writes:

To Pranav: …To me, (Sunni) Islam is basically an Arab/pan-Arab civilizational push, or it’s just a veneer over Arabized power. Let me recollect what I posted here before: 1) Arabic is said to be language of Paradise. 2) Arabs are said to be a superior race. Superiority of the race of Arabs over non-Arabs 3) Though faggotry is condemned, large 4) The strictest sect of Islam, the Wahhabi Saudis, allied with the British and French kufirs during WW1 to topple the Ottoman Turk Caliphate, treason of the worst kind I must say, yet they consider themselves guardians of Islam. What a farce and shame. I personally don’t think the Sunni Arabs have much of an economic future (Persians could be an exception that their Shiite Islam is more flexible, like they allowed sex change). I also foresee an Euro/Mediterranean Jihad One, after which the Middle East will be further fragmented…

Most of this is correct. Sunni Islam is indeed an Arab or Pan-Arab civilizational project, and it is also a thin veneer over Arabized power. In addition, it is a vehicle for Arab supremacy. 1 is correct. They do speak Arabic in Paradise, and the only true Qurans are those written in Arabic, for God transmitted the Quran to Mohammad in Arabic. There are many translations of the Quran into all sorts of languages, but many Muslims consider them to be nearly illegitimate, as the only proper Quran is the one written in Arabic. 2 is also correct. If you go to Islamic sites on the web, you will see articles along the lines that Arabs are a superior to non-Arabs. No doubt all of these sites were written by Arabs, but nevertheless, Islam is a sort of an Arab Supremacist religion. 3 is true, but some Islamic countries tolerate it more than others. 4 is sadly true, and it is quite a blight on the Saudis’ claim to be the ultimate in hardline Islamists. Instead they seem traitors to the umma.

I personally don’t think the Sunni Arabs have much of an economic future (Persians could be an exception that their Shiite Islam is more flexible, like they allowed sex change).

I do not know what to say about this. The Sunni Arabs are definitely sitting on a lake of oil and gas that isn’t going away soon. Some of the Gulf countries have started to branch out away from an oil rentier economy. Dubai is now an international port city, one of the largest on Earth. About the rest of the Sunni Arab states, I do not know what to say. Iraq, Syria, and Libya appear to be failed states right now, and Yemen is turning into one awful fast. There is some violence in Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan and Lebanon, but state structures appear to be largely intact. Palestine is a war zone and increasingly so is the Sinai. Indeed the Shia do not appear to be going on jihad now or anytime soon. They do not believe in offensive jihad like the Sunnis do, and Shiism is quite a bit more progressive than Sunnism. Like Catholicism with its Pope, Shiism has its clergy. As the Pope and Vatican continue to update Catholicism to keep up with a changing world, the Ayatollahs and clergy in Lebanon and Iran do the same with Islam. The clergy in the latter two lands are surprisingly progressive, but those in Iraq, not so much. I know little about the Houthi Shia in Yemen. The only people involved in the global jihad right now are radical Sunnis. The Shia, instead of being involved in this project, are victims of it, as global jihadists see the Shia as heretics to be killed on sight if not exterminated altogether. So the Shia, like the Arab Christians, are literally fighting for their lives against global jihad and are much more victimized by it than the Christian West is. Almost all terrorism in the world today is committed by Sunnis. In fact, the Shia are responsible for little terrorism outside of attacks on Israelis outside of Israel. There is some state terrorism being practiced by the Shia Iraqi state against Iraqi Sunnis.

I also foresee an Euro/Mediterranean Jihad One, after which the Middle East will be further fragmented…

I have no idea if this is going to occur, but it seems like it already is at a low to high variable level, right? Surely the Tunisian, Libyan, Egyptian, Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian parts of the Mediterranean are heating up, and a few are out and out jihad war zones right now. Turkey is increasingly starting to resemble the beginnings of a war zone. Terrorism in Europe is at a fairly low level, but the few attacks have been spectacular and there is a steady drumbeat of low level attacks happening in the background. Comments along with your own predictions are welcomed.

Tolerance for Male Homosexuality in the Muslim World

Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Gulf countries tolerate it well, and it is said to be epidemic in places like Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. There is also quite of bit of it in Syria, Egypt and Morocco. It is not tolerated at all in Iran, Iraq, or Shia Lebanon, as Shia Islam is much more condemning of male homosexuality than Sunni Islam. It is not that Sunni Islam necessarily is more tolerant of male homosexuality but that there is more variation in the Sunni world. Palestine is not tolerant of male homosexuality at all, as gay men are frequently killed there. They are also commonly killed in Iraq and Iran. Syria used to be relatively more tolerant, but the parts of Syria taken over Islamists are very intolerant of gay men to the point where they are murdering them. I have no data on male homosexuality in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Jordan or Sunni Lebanon. I also know nothing about it in the Muslim Sahel, Horn of Africa and West Africa. I know nothing about male homosexuality in Muslim Europe such as Bosnia and Albania, although I assume it is more tolerated there than elsewhere. Turkey is a mixed bag, as there is said to be a lot of male homosexuality, but it is also officially not tolerated. Sort of a don’t ask, don’t tell thing. I know nothing of male homosexuality in the Caucasus, Muslim Russia, the Stans, India and Xinjiang. I do not know what it was like before, but a lot of gay men are being murdered now in Bangladesh. I think there have been 30-40 such murders in the past couple of years. Gay rights advocates rather than gay men in general have been targeted. I also know nothing about male homosexuality in Muslim Thailand, Muslim Burma, Muslim Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the Southern Philippines. Male homosexuality is pretty well tolerated in Thailand and the Philippines, but I am not sure how ok it is in the Muslim parts of those nations. Admittedly I am not the best person to ask about the situation for male homosexuality and gay men in the Muslim World. Any further information would be interesting.

A Bit More on Bullying

Jason Y thinks that just because I said that bullying is OK sometimes means that I think it is OK all the time. Absolutely not so. Only serious outliers need this treatment to get them in line. However, teasing, taunting, and roughhousing is just boys being boys. It’s not as bad as severe bullying, and as a boy you need to learn to handle being teased, taunted, or roughhoused around without flipping out. So maybe it is a test for toughening you up. Boys can’t be falling apart every time there is a bit of roughhousing, teasing, or taunting. This is a universal aspect of boyhood, and they need to get through it, learn to take it, and not have it destroy or damage them into adulthood. However, this can be a bad thing, and I know a man who is still angry at his brother for teasing and taunting him into a reaction and then using that reaction to beat him up. This man is over 50 years old, and he still has not forgiven his brother for this, and knowing the brother’s personality, an apology is not forthcoming. Nothing about Jason and nothing Jason did deserves bullying. Or even teasing and roughhousing. And I would say that none of the men on this site revealing how they were bullied as boys deserved it. That’s just mean, and sadly it can leave scars into adulthood. You see, Jason thinks when I say bullying is ok sometimes, he thinks I said bullying is ok all the time. See? It’s an error in reading comprehension. But I don’t say that. A lot of the time it is not deserved. So Jason’s hair was sort of curly and messed up. So what? You can’t help it. No one should be bullied or maltreated over things that they cannot control. However, I do feel that serious outliers deserve to be bullied, teased, taunted etc. about things that they can control. They need to get the message that what they are doing is not ok. But only some kids need that sort of treatment: Assholes, psychos, mean boys. Fuck em, bully em. They deserve it, they should not be that way, that’s no way for a boy to be. That behavior needs to be arrested. An asshole, psycho, mean boy may well grow up to be an asshole, psycho, mean man, and that is a lot more dangerous. Nip it in the bud. How would you like to see way more asshole, psycho, mean men than there already are? There are enough men like this as it is, and even one is unacceptable. These men do a lot of damage to society and the people they victimize. Boys need to get the message that it is not OK to be an asshole, mean, psycho male. We cannot send boys out into the society of men acting that way. It causes serious societal problems. Crybaby boys. Boys should not cry or at least they should not cry excessively. It is not acceptable for a 10 year old boy to be crying all the time. He needs to be bullied, teased, roughhoused, even hit, to get the message that males simply cannot do that in our society. Also the rest of the boys need to be taught that boys and men simply cannot be crybabies. That is as unacceptable as it gets. Do you want to raise generations of crybaby men? Come on. Seriously effeminate boys. Sorry, no boy is born effeminate. This is obviously learned behavior. That means they could knock it off anytime. Boys need to get a strong message that serious effeminacy is not acceptable. If that means teasing, taunting, etc. effeminate boys, that is fine with me. The rest of the boys need to be told that this is not ok. If you do not do this, you might end up with a lot more effeminate men than there already are, and that would not be good. You could end up with whole generations of effeminate men. Weirdos, idiots, seriously dorked out nerds, and fools. Look, if you are this much of a nerd, idiot, fool, dork, clumsy, awkward, idiot clown of a boy, that is just not acceptable. Boys who act that way deserve bullying, teasing, taunting, and even a bit of roughhousing. They need to get the message that they need to knock it off, and the rest of the boys need to get the message that this is seriously not ok. Otherwise you might end up with whole generations of nerdy, dorky, idiotic, lame, and foolish men.

How Can You Tell If a Woman Has HIV?

Chris writes:

Very interesting articles Robert…I have got a lot of questions that I am interested to know. How would you tell if a woman have HIV? Can I smell them if they smells something bad like fishy? My ex bro-in-law have told me that I would only get tell when I smells her virgin that smells like fishy or very cheesy, then I would know she is infected?? He said that if I look at her eyes to see if she is on drugs or something that looks suspect spots on her body, then I would know she might have HIV? And he said that most black male are HIV-positive. Should I always ask my partner if she have shag a black male or with someone who are on the drugs? If my partner say she have shag a black male or with someone that are on drugs, then I would know she might have HIV? If my partner say she is sick or she is on the pills, then I would know she might have HIV?

Let’s go through these one by one here:

Very interesting articles Robert…I have a lot of questions that I am interested to know. How would you tell if a woman have HIV?

You can’t.

Can I smell them if they smell something bad like fishy? My ex-bro-in-law have told me that I would only tell when I smell her vagina that smells fishy or very cheesy, then I would know she is infected??

A fishy or cheesy smell indicates some sort of a vaginal infection, especially a yeast infection. A fishy or cheesy smelling vagina does not indicate HIV infection at all.

He said that if I look at her eyes to see if she is on drugs or something that looks suspect spots on her body, then I would know she might have HIV?

You generally cannot look in someone’s eyes and tell if they are on drugs or not. You can’t look for suspected spots on their body either. One thing you can do is look for track marks or needle marks, usually on their arms, but they can also be in other places.

And he said that most Black male are HIV-positive. Should I always ask my partner if she have shag a Black male or with someone who are on drugs?

Absolutely not true. It is not true at all that most Black men are HIV-positive. In fact, I doubt if 2

If my partner says she has shagged a Black male or with someone that is on drugs, then I would know she might have HIV?

Absolutely not. The vast majority of women who have had sex with Black men are not HIV positive at all. In fact, the percentage of women who have had sex with Black men where the women are now HIV-positive themselves is no doubt quite small. Ditto if she had sex with a drug user. However, if she had sex with male IV drug users, now that is another matter.

If my partner says she is sick or she is on pills, then I would know she might have HIV?

Not at all. People get sick all the time and they also take pills all the time. I take up to 10-11 different pills every day right at this moment, but it is usually more like eight or nine pills. However, if she looks quite sickly, especially if she is pale and emaciated, then you might want to see if she is HIV-positive. However, many other diseases can also make you look like that. But if someone looks like that, one thing you know for sure is that they are quite ill.

War Zone: July 4, 2016

I swear it sounds exactly like a war zone out there. I have been watching a lot of combat videos lately, and this is more or less exactly what a war zone sounds like, albeit with some larger explosions now and then. If you want to know what gunshots sound like, well, they sound like firecrackers. That’s the best analogy that I can come up with. This has got to be the most damned violent Fourth of July that I have ever experienced. I believe the madness started this morning, and the battle has been going on nearly nonstop (just like in a war zone) ever since. Keep in mind that this is a small city of 50,000 people. There’s rarely five seconds without an explosion of some sort. Are people really getting more violent and setting off more of these little bombs, or is it just my imagination? If there are more firecrackers now, why is that? Are people pissed off about something? Are they more violent nowadays?

Watching ISIS Videos

That’s what I have been doing a lot of these days. I do not like the execution videos, and I have seen enough executions anyway. But there are a lot of really cool combat videos, and those are really cool to look at. Basically firefights with automatic weapons, RPG’s, machine guns, technical vehicles with guns, various types of mortars, rockets, and antiaircraft guns. There is a fair amount of night fighting, which is a trip. It’s just guys shooting at each other and blowing stuff up, so you hardly see any gore in the battle videos. However, at the end, sometimes they go to the position that they overran, and among all of the other things present at the camp there are typically the dead bodies of some of the folks that ISIS is fighting. They also have really cool music in the background. There are interviews with ISIS fighters, but I have no idea what they are saying. The worst ISIS of all seem to be in Iraq. They look like a bunch of very, very pissed off guys. Boy are they mad! The one thing that shines right through their rage and hatred is one word…revenge. ISIS in Iraq seems to be out for revenge. For what I am not sure, but 30 I have heard that the many of the people in back of ISIS at the very top are Baath Party people and former Iraqi military. Obviously they are out for revenge for the last 13 years. They want paybacks, and paybacks are a bitch. The ISIS in Syria and Afghanistan don’t seem to be as pissed off, but I have not watched a lot of their videos out of Syria. There’s nothing to be worried about watching these videos. I am sure that hundreds of thousands if not millions of people watch at least some of those videos. I know that the site I found the videos on is a US site, and almost all of the commenters have a savage hatred of ISIS. So the idea that watching ISIS videos means you’re a terrorist is crap. I would say far more ISIS haters watch their videos than ISIS supporters. Just for the record, I utterly hate these scumbuckets, and if it ever comes down to it, I will grab an automatic weapon myself and try to kill them.  I am very much afraid of death, but dying fighting for your homeland and lifestyle against these hellions would actually be worth it. I would rather die fighting them than live under their rule, let’s put it that way, ok?

Statement on Bullying

Jason Y: If you’re retarded, you should be bullied !! It’s only nature’s way. Just kidding.

I wrote a post recently that seemed to support bullying. I would like to clarify my position on that matter so people don’t get the wrong idea about where I stand. I don’t support bullying. Instead I support teasing, roughhousing and childhood horsing around, that sort of thing. It can be pretty mean, but it’s not really bullying. Actual bullying, if it what I think it is, is very ugly and doesn’t seem to benefit anyone except maybe the bully. It’s a very evil thing, but it also seems to be part of human nature. I was not bullied a lot as a boy, teen and young man, but I did get bullied some. It was never the whole class or everyone around; it was always just 1-3 idiots who got it in their heads that this was a good idea. The vast majority of the people I knew would not support the bullies and wound support me instead. Whether it makes you stronger, I have no idea. I think it does the opposite to a lot of people – it seems to damage them even years afterwards. I know that I still almost have PTSD about some of the bullying I went through, and that was 37-45 years ago. I think if you get through bullying with your self-esteem and sanity pretty much intact, maybe it makes you stronger. But that’s a lousy way to get stronger. I will say though that weathering through life’s toughest episodes does make you stronger, assuming that you get through them without too much damage and with your self-worth intact. I would say that they toughen you up. It’s a crappy way to get toughened up, but life in general is going to have all sorts of very nasty, ugly and stressful episodes. That is sad, but it is just the nature of life. My father and I did not have a very good relationship, but one thing he always said about me was that I was resilient. My father always used to say, “Bob always bounces back, no matter what. That’s the thing about Bob. He gets knocked down and then he is down for a bit, but after a while he jumps right back in pretty good shape. I don’t know how he does it.” I think there is something said for the ability to bounce back or be resilient. I would recommend this skill to anyone. It’s a fantastic skill to have in life as it makes life so much easier and more fun to boot. I am not sure how I am resilient, but I actually like myself. Maybe too much, but still…No matter what happens to me, I’m still great, and I won’t let people or life beat me into hating myself or getting down. If you think you are hot and the bad things that happen to you are often not really your fault because you tried your hardest, then that inner strength or self-esteem may well keep you carrying on. In these cases, denial and projection might even be adaptive. I tend to blame other people for a lot of the lousy things that have happened to me. Whether that is true, I have no idea, but it keeps me feeling good about myself deep down inside. Discuss.

Repost: Which Rock Stars Are Gay?

This has long been one of the most popular posts on this site, which is a bit shameful, but then again, you can’t compromise success. This post got ~1,700 hits today, which is very high for a single post. A lot of them were coming in from search engines with the words “Kenny Chesney gay.” So there must be something floating around ab out whether Chesney is gay or not, but Chesney is a very problematic case and he is almost certainly not a gay man although the rumors never seem to stop. I added some new  stuff to the post and anyway, a post this popular deserves a repost. I think this post is one of the most accurate posts on this subject anywhere on the Net. I spent a of time on this, and many cases of false rumors are noted. Readers criticize this post on the basis of “Who cares whether some star is gay or not!?” However, the hard truth is that many people are very interested in this sort of thing along with the lives of celebrities in general. The question is not necessarily anti-gay either because the people most fascinated by this question seem to be gay men and lesbians themselves, who I might note are also some of the best at sorting out the true versus untrue rumors. I have heard charges that gays are bad sources for this sort of thing and that they will often make things up out of thin air just to increase their numbers, but that is just not true. If you want to know the lowdown on whether someone is gay or not, go to gay and lesbian boards, and they will have the dirty on just about everyone. And if the gays say that some rock star or politician has been seen in gay bars, is known to have a boyfriend or if some gay man claims to have sex with the person in question, the charge is almost always completely true. Sure, a lot of people have said I was gay in my life, but they never presented any evidence to that effect. No one has ever said that I frequent gay bars or named a bar that I frequent. This is because with the exception of one occasion, I have never been in a gay bar, although I did go to a gay rock concert though but that was because my semi-famous rock star girlfriend was playing at the show (they had straight bands playing too). No one has ever said that I have a male lover except for my Grandma who accused my roommate of being my boyfriend! Some very nasty idiots have made ugly accusations that some of my male friends were actually my lovers, but they never offered any evidence to back up the charge because there is no evidence to offer as I have never had sex with any of my male friends, almost all of whom were heterosexual when I was hanging around with them anyway. One of my best friends turned bisexual one me, and it made me so angry that I pretty much ended the friendship right then and there. I don’t want to associate with guys who do that sort of thing, and it never works anyway because gay and bi men cannot really be friends with straight men. I will leave it to you to guess why that is so, but I’m sure you can come up with some obvious theories. Perhaps I will discuss this in another post. No gay man has ever come forward anywhere and claimed that I had sex with him and that is because there is no one to come forward because such a man does not even exist . Especially in the case of politicians, gays are very cautious about doing the research needed to out anti-gay politicians. Groupie boards have also been criticized as inaccurate but in general, reports about the sexual habits of various rock stars from groupies are usually very accurate. They simply do not make up lies about the sexuality of various stars. As far as invading their privacy, these rock stars forfeited their right to privacy as soon as they got famous. This is pretty much true about anyone who is in the news a lot. It might seem hard to believe that any of them are, but there have long been rumors about a number of them. Let’s go through the list. A word about bisexual men. Unfortunately, bisexuality is very common, and I would say that after 40 years of observing males from even the point of view of a straight male that male bisexual behavior is much more common than nearly any straight person realizes. I figure that for every one gay man, there are eight men with a bisexual orientation of various types and varieties. It is a truism with bisexuals that most lean one way or another. Very few men with a bisexual orientation are completely 50-50 in their attractions – only 5 So for men with a bisexual orientation, the chart looks like this:

Maximally attracted to females: 75
Lean Straight:                  70
Lean Gay:                       16
Maximally attracted to males:   15
Full bisexual (50-50)            5

50 Cent: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he is on the downlow. Damon Albarn (Blur): Possible bisexual tendencies. Phil Anselmo (Pantera): Persistent rumors of bisexuality. Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day): Openly bisexual. Lance Bass (‘N Sync): Either openly gay or deeply closeted, depending on who you talk to. Marc Bolan (T. Rex): Supposedly out bisexual, truth unknown. Bono (U2): Rumored bisexual, huge pussy hound, but another male musician claims he had sex with Bono once. Basically heterosexual. Roddy Bottom (Faith No More): Openly gay. David Bowie: Former bisexual, now identifies as straight. Massive pussy hound, basically heterosexual. Boy George: Openly gay. Kenny Chesney: Reportedly long known to be gay, but deeply closeted due to his country music fanbase. Renee Zellweger was his beard, but she divorced him after only four months of marriage due to “fraud.” On the other hand, in interviews, he says he is straight, is hurt by gay rumors and claims to have had sex with over 100 women, which, if true, is certainly not the behavior of a gay man. Very strange case in much need of further research. Sean “Puffy” Combs: Unknown. What a bizarre rumor. Warren Cuccurullo (Missing Persons): Probably bisexual. Has made several porn videos for the gay market (!?), including a few where he is jerking off and one where he is shoving a pink dildo up his ass (!?). He also posed on the cover of the Brazilian gay magazine G (!?). Dave Davies (Kinks): Openly bisexual. Ray Davies (Kinks): Basically heterosexual, experimented with men a bit. Jonathan Davis (Korn): Bad rumor. Ronnie James Dio: Straight, bad rumor. Dr. Dre: Said to be gay and deeply closeted for years. Ghall (Gorgoroth): Reputed to be gay and said to have a boyfriend who is a male model. Probably true. Jay Gordon (Orgy): Bisexual tendencies. Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam): Widely rumored to be a closeted bisexual. Perry Ferrell (Jane’s Addiction/Porno for Pyros): Openly bisexual. Ace Frehley (KISS): Straight, experimented with homosexuality a bit. Rob Halford (Judas Priest): Openly gay. Kirk Hammett (Metallica): Reportedly out bisexual. Swinger, frequents sex clubs with his wife. Michael Hutchinson (Xtasy): Straight but said to have experimented with men. Billy Idol: Basically a straight poon hound, but once he was seen in a bed having sex with a man. Enrique Iglesias: Unknown. Michael Jackson: Definitely a gay pedophile or hebephile. Mick Jagger: Heterosexual, huge pussy hound, rumored to have sex with men one or more times. Jay-Z: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he’s on the downlow. Elton John: Openly gay. Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood): Known to be gay. Al Jourgensen (Ministry): Said to be probably bisexual. Anthony Keidis (Red Hot Chili Peppers): Rumored to be bisexual, false rumor. Little Richard: Often thought to be gay and frequently calls himself gay, but actually probably bisexual. LL Cool J: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he’s on the downlow. Loon: There is said to be an underground sex tape of him having anal sex with another rap star, P. Diddy. Marilyn Manson: Reportedly out bisexual, however evidence is lacking. Basically heterosexual. Paul Masvidal (Cynic): Openly gay. Ricky Martin: Openly gay. Maxwell: Rumored to be gay. Latest album was shelved by his record company because they were upset by all the gay references. Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray): Bisexual. Meegs (Coal Chamber): Possibly bisexual. Freddie Mercury (Queen): Supposedly bisexual, actually gay. Method Man: Rumored to be gay. Q-Tip is his possible boyfriend. George Michael (Wham): Openly gay. Brian Molko (Placebo): Openly bisexual. Steven Morrissey (The Smiths): Obviously gay but closeted. Bob Mould (Husker Du): Openly gay. Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers): Openly bisexual. P. Diddy: There is said to be an underground sex tape of him having anal sex with another rap star, Loon. Mike Patton (Faith No More): Widely rumored to be bisexual. Joe Perry (Aerosmith): Rumored bisexual, false rumor. Pussy hound. Basically heterosexual. The Pet Shop Boys: Openly gay. Iggy Pop: Supposedly an out bisexual, but that is actually a completely false rumor. Prince: Completely heterosexual, even if many find that incomprehensible. Insatiable pussy hound. Continuous gay rumors are due to his gender style, not his sexual orientation. Q-Tip: Reputed to be gay. His rap lyrics are supposedly full of gay references. Boyfriend may be Method Man. Redman: Reputed to be gay. Lou Reed: Out bisexual, later identified as straight. Sean Reinert (Cynic): Openly gay. Nick Rhodes (Duran Duran): Rumored to be bisexual, said to share his male lover with his wife. Probably true. Busta Rhymes: Reputed to be gay. Ricki Rockett (Poison): Rumored bisexual, false rumor. Henry Rollins (Black Flag): Bizarrely enough, there have been rumors about him for years. Unknown, but he has had many girlfriends over the years. This may just be a bad rumor, but people who knew him back when he was a starving musician in the New York East Village music scene in the mid to late 1970’s say he was well known to be bisexual to the point of being out about it. The rumors appear to stem from this period in his life. Definitely a mystery. Gavin Rossdale (Bush): Rumored to be bisexual. Rostam (Vampire Weekend): Openly gay. David Lee Roth (Van Halen): Longstanding, persistent and wide rumors that he is bisexual, however these may be false rumors and have more to do with his gender behavior than his sexuality. Says he is straight in interviews. However, his bandmates, when asked if he is bisexual, say, “Dave is into a bit of everything.” Heterosexual poon hound who stages orgies at his mansion and often holes up there with a small harem. Was known to take on mother-daughter groupie teams! Ja Rule: Lil Kim’s boyfriend says he’s on the downlow. Fred Schneider (B-52’s): Unknown. Pat Smear (Germs, Foo Fighters): Openly bisexual. Robert Smith (Cure): Rumored bisexual, unknown. Billy Squier: Unknown. Paul Stanley (KISS): Married, two kids, but is apparently bisexual. He was also one of the biggest pussy hounds in all rock and roll. Although some vigorously dispute the charge, Ace Frehley, Frehley’s wife, the rock groupie site on the web (which is almost always correct), and two people in the music industry have all said he is bisexual. He is very much in the closet about it. I would say he leans straight though, looking at all of his womanizing. Al Stewart: Unknown. Rod Stewart: Bisexual rumors, never proven but suggestive. Major pussy hound. Basically heterosexual. Michael Stipe (R.E.M): Openly bisexual or maybe gay. Justin Timberlake (‘N Sync): Rumored to be bisexual. Pete Townshend (The Who): Supposedly out bisexual. Strange rumor. Steve Tyler (Aerosmith): Rumored bisexual, false rumor. Huge pussy hound. Basically heterosexual. Luther Vandross: Long known to be gay in the Black community and of course with his band-mates. Deeply closeted. Phil Varone (Skid Row): Bisexual. Sid Vicious: Supposedly out bisexual, but once again looks like a bad rumor. Scott Weiland: Rumored to be bisexual. Yogi (Buckcherry): Rumored to be bisexual.


Christina Aguilera: Open bisexual. Joan Armatrading: Either lesbian or bisexual, possibly true. Joan Baez: Bisexual, probably true. Toni Braxton: Lesbian, closeted. Had an affair with Courtney Love. Tracy Chapman: Out lesbian. Sheryl Crow: Bisexual, apparently true. Ani DiFranco: Out bisexual. Melissa Etheridge: Out lesbian. Marianne Faithfull: Out bisexual. Whitney Houston: Straight but experimented with women. Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders): Rumored bisexual. Janis Ian: Out bisexual. Janet Jackson: Definitely bisexual, closeted. Joan Jett: Definitely lesbian, but she does not discuss it. Grace Jones: Out bisexual. Janis Joplin: Out bisexual. Wynona Judd: Unknown. Alicia Keys: Closeted lesbian, tries to deflect rumors by making homophobic comments, has a male beard. K. D. Lang: Out lesbian. Courtney Love (Hole): Openly bisexual. Had an affair with Winona Ryder. Madonna: Out bisexual. Has had affairs with other celebrity women. Me’shell N’Degeocell: Out bisexual. Joni Mitchell: Out bisexual. Queen Latifah: Lesbian, deeply closeted. Olivia Newton-John: Rumored bisexual. Stevie Nicks: Well known to be bisexual, closeted. Sinead O’Connor: Bisexual or lesbian, apparently true. Dolly Parton: Lesbian, closeted. Bonnie Raitt: Straight-leaning bisexual, apparently true. Rhianna: Rumored bisexual. Linda Ronstadt: Lesbian or bisexual, apparently true. Winona Ryder: Confirmed bisexual. Had an affair with Courtney Love. Dusty Springfield: Openly lesbian.

Problems of the Very High IQ Woman

Tara writes:

Yes, I agree, although my IQ is not “very high”, my GRE score does correlate to an IQ of about 140, but my near-genius or possibly even bona fide low-level genius IQ has never done anything save cause me grief…I suspect that for people who have even higher IQ’s than myself the problem is further compounded. I am very introverted and have little or no interest in the trivial things that most people (specifically most women around my age) deem gives their life a sense of purpose…I’m not interested in having children, getting married, or even the pointless rat race that the so-called ‘career woman’ aspires to…In short, I agree that it’s not all rosy for the high-IQ crowd, but I disagree that high IQ women have it any easier. In fact, women may run into social integration problems even with modest IQ’s in the 135 to 150 range whereas men may not run into the same problems until they hit 160–175 due to 1) More societal tolerance of the display of ‘high-IQ traits’ in males. 2) Reaching a point of relative rarity at a lower IQ level due to differences in variation (e.g. twice as many men have an IQ above 140, and the disparity increases further as the intelligence level increases, thus high-IQ females experience isolation/maladaptation possibly as much as 20 to 30 IQ points lower than males). Anyway, I’ve worked as a janitor/cleaning lady most of my life despite having a degree in mathematics with a minor in physics…My high IQ hasn’t done anything except get me into a bunch of shit both literally and figuratively…😦

A similar sort of thing is often reported in very high-IQ males. Very high IQ males often shun marriage or marry late to very late. Childlessness is common. To give you an example, all of my siblings and I have genius IQ’s. Only one of us has married and had a child. The other two did not marry and had no children. I am 58 years old, and I have no children that I am aware of anyway. I was actually philosophically opposed to marriage until age 47 when I started to consider it as an option. I don’t care that I never married, and I am not dying to marry. I think I may marry at some point in my life though, as a number of women have been trying like crazy to marry me for the last 18 years. I haven’t ever really lived with a woman. The longest I have ever lived with a woman was two weeks. I can also be quite introverted, and sadly I have become much more introverted as I have gotten older. I have worked at all sorts of occupations: magazine editor, proofreader, schoolteacher (K-12), freelance writer, paralegal, linguist, cultural anthropologist, book author and illustrator, head of a computer consulting business, psychological counselor/therapist, medical counselor, broker for artists, academic book writer, book illustrator, HTML designer, dispute arbitrator for artists, information sales, and blog author. I also had a few criminal careers which I very much enjoyed, as it seemed like, as below, I was putting one over on society. The one I will discuss is drug dealer, an occupation that I had for nearly a decade and a half. So you see, I have been all over the map when it comes to jobs. Furthermore, I am something of an impostor as I have dived right into fields that generally required a degree or certificate. I had no degree or certificate in most of these cases, and in some cases I didn’t even know anything about the job. Sometimes I would go get some books on “How to Be a So and So (name of job).” I would just read through the books and then dive right into the job. “If you can’t make it, fake it” ought to be my motto. I rather enjoy roaming around doing all sorts of jobs in all sorts of different fields. It’s a kick, and it’s also sort a big joke, especially when I act as an imposter and pretty much fake my way into some job and then learn on the job. It’s like a gigantic con job, as I am sort of putting one over on society if not my employer. As you can see though, I have not had one single job in one career as many to most folks do. Probably as a result, although I have worked at some prestigious jobs, I have not made much money in life, which is another thing that I could pretty much care less about like the woman above. I have also worked at many basic, low-level type and even minimum wage jobs like the author has, quite a few of which are not only non-prestigious but are actually looked down on by society as “loser’s jobs.” I will pretty much do anything when it comes to minimum wage and low level jobs. I do not feel humiliated having to work as these jobs. Some of the jobs I worked at are so degraded that I have even have people yell at me and call me a loser for being “only a son and so (name of job). Working at low-level jobs and not earning much money in life is quite common among very high IQ people, especially in males with IQ’s 160+. Most people are shocked by this and think if you have a very high IQ, it is a ticket to automatically making a lot of money. This is absolutely not true and in fact, in many cases, the opposite is true. These very high IQ times who lead rather unsuccessful lives employment-wise are not losers at all. Instead, they are being rather normal for people with that high of an IQ level. Most people just can’t seem to get their heads around that, and they are completely baffled by the lack of success of many very high-IQ people. All I have to say is that at some level of very high-IQ, I feel that having that high of an IQ is as much or more of a hindrance than a gift. I am thinking that it may just be possible to be too smart to succeed well in life. In other words, some people are just too smart.  

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"Black Women and Beauty," by Phil

This article shall partake in an investigation of “attractive traits” with females of West African extraction in terms of their effects with regard to appearance, along with a discussion of their development. Such an endeavor is undertaken due to Satoshi Kanazawa’s controversial work in analyzing differences in perceived beauty among races. Here. This would be a decent example of what I’m talking about. However, it’s time to get to cons. 1. Head shape – From what I read, at least for the average African American female, they tend to get a wider face. Personally, a face that’s more pointed or oval – that is, having a thinner lower face – is more attractive on women. In the case of Black women this is caused by the larger Jaws of Blacks generally, more prominent cheek bones, and emphasized with a narrower forehead amongst blacks. However, I believe this is more of a male trait than female. 2. Nose – Basically more angular noses are preferred but I think it is more of its relative size and how much the nostrils flare. 3. Body – Reading info from Steve Sailor, while Black men in America have narrower hips than Whites or Latinos, Black women have the widest waists of women and even wider waists than Black men. This is basically due to a combination of earlier development of female fat distribution in females and Blacks being on average more impulsive, in this case particularly with food. In some African cultures it’s a sign of beauty. Often before marriage ceremonies the women go through a fattening period. Examination: While many are probably familiar with European-mix progression, examples of African progression can be seen here amongst these Igbo women, an ethnic group of various looks. Igbo Women The two on the right and the second from the left are overall better looking than the one in the middle or on the left end (though the one in the middle is of course notably older). The causes are more noticeable in the one second from the left and the one on the far right, having less prominent cheek bones, more expressive eyes, and smaller lower lips. The eye traits are present in the one second from the right, though she has prominent cheekbones. This trait is complimented with a wider forehead and what I believed to be a more prominent chin. More African women. Compared to the one on the far left, the other two look more appealing due to having smaller jaws. But overall none look hideous, just more “ethnic looking” in which they have the traits to a noticeable but not to an exaggerated degree. All three, however, show the cheekbone trait (which I may add looks actually nice when coupled with a smaller jaw) but they seem to have “better” facial proportions where their faces don’t look unpleasingly wide. Their eye shapes seem to vary, too. Ibo women. The one on the far left shows African achievement of a face highly reduced of maxillary prognathism, while the one on the right shows one that is only partially reduced but is at a point that displays that unique “attractive” jutting I mentioned earlier. The one second from the right when compared to the one second from the left has wider (more almond) eyes and less prominent cheekbones, appearing more attractive due to a slimmer looking face and more expressive eyes. The one in the very middle is blurry but appears to resemble the type on the far right. Young Ibo Women of Ibuza Each of these girls, in my opinion, deviate a fair amount from typical vices due to the lower jaws with smaller lips and noses, though the one on the left seems to have a lower forehead (a vice that I forgot to add as well as possessing more slit eyes. The one on the right is quite the opposite, having quite a wider and higher forehead with bigger eyes.) Igbo Women This is a favorite of mine in which it shows a very good example of African progression that I speak of, being prognathism that is subtle and pronounces the fullness of the lips, not extending further than nose length, an overall smaller nose, what appear to be almond eyes, cheek bones that are showing but not overly prominent, with a forehead that is round. The only concerning “flaw” it the forehead’s height but it’s not that big of a deal. Biafrans. The one on the right has the smallest jaw, thinnest lower face, intermediate nose and eyes size, and least exaggerated cheekbones. Still, all are rather pretty in my opinion anyway. Though we’ve seen many examples of well-formed faces, actual specimens of body shapes yield little variation (from what I could find) to offer in forms of images. Most were slim, lanky forms that, while not truly unpleasing in my opinion, I must admit I would be biased in saying that it wouldn’t have limited appeal. Among African-American women these forms seems occasional but not that common, at least to me. Thus, it is likely due to nutritional factors if not wholly due to admixture, for native Africans were often recorded to be vegetarians, meat being held more commonly as a luxury rather than a given. However, I’m fortunately in possession of positive commentary of European comments on Gold Coast women of both the Fanti and Ashanti tribes. “The women when young are ugly in face and beautiful in form, when old they are in both.” (This is likely due to R/K breeding, causing faster maturation and possible loss in the retaining of younger traits). “In general appearance the Ashanti much resemble the Fanti though they are not perhaps so strongly built. They are however quite as good looking and according to Mr Bowdieh the women are handsomer than those of the Fanti.” – The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World Volume 1. by J. G. Wood Discussion: Now that we are familiar with the identification of African progression of attractive female traits, what possible mechanisms in Africa caused the common (without influence of modern opinions) stereotype type to prevail? Well, Satoshi, after ruling out BMI and intellect differences, claims testosterone differences. The reasoning behind this is due to his findings that, net of intelligence, Black men were rated higher than men of other races. This led him to suggest that difference in testosterone, which produces masculine features and being recorded to being highest in blacks, resulted in Black males deemed more attractive and females not. I’m unsure of this inference, but it does draw attention to the stronger association between “beauty” and intellect in Black males compared to females. The topic between his research of beauty and intellect can be accessed here for others to discuss in the comments, for now I’m going into some knowledge of why the results are the way they are. Beautiful People Really Are More Intelligent One possible reason for these results is social roles in regards to sexual selection. From reading Among the Ibos by George Thomas Basden:

“In the majority of cases young man makes his own choice. He happens to a girl who attracts his attention and he immediately inquiries as to her parents and whether she be engaged or not. If she is free he endeavors to through her friends information concerning her in cooking trading and other useful and profitable accomplishments. He also inquires about her whether she be of good temper quiet industrious and so forth. Should these investigations prove satisfactory he lays his case before his parents or his friend for he cannot make the first advances personally.”

According to this, while initial notice (likely attraction) starts courtship, it is actual character that causes union to follow. Some HBD’rs claim that populations in Eurasia had a more directed course of selection, often described as self-domestication. It’s possible that in cases like here with some African tribes different standards in selection caused for different measures of association of intellect – for example, a proxy of character – that caused the weaker association in black women. It is worth mentioning, however, that based on Satoshi’s research that the correlation between attractiveness and intellect is higher in men than women by about 2.4 IQ points. I believe the association becomes stronger as a society develops. The Ashanti have often been commented to have a higher culture than Fanti, and the women of the Ashanti were commented to be more beautiful as well, though the margin between men was regarded as relatively smaller, with the Fanti males having a better build but the Ashanti being superior in facial features. Regardless, I’m an amateur at best with the topic and I urge anyone else knowledgeable on the topic to share in the comment section.


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