The “Blacks Are Genociding Whites!” Nonsense

To listen to the hysteria of White nationalists and other racists, Blacks are waging some sort of a jihad against Whites. They are deliberately singling us out and hunting us down. One sociologist reported that Blacks preyed on Whites with a “hunter’s mindset.” He tried to factor in a notion that most Whites did not live near large Black populations into his fancy figuring.

There are sites out there showing White victims of Black crime, mostly homicide, and I admit it’s not a pretty picture. I don’t link to those sites for obvious reasons. This whips up hysteria among racist Whites that Blacks are slaughtering us like flies.

Indeed Blacks are slaughtering some people like flies – they’re own people! We get off pretty easy. If there’s one thing that gets Whites whipped up about Black people, hey, it’s the crime. But Blacks have as much reason to hate Blacks for crime as Whites do. In fact, they have much more reason to because we Whites get off pretty easy.

Via the FBI crime report from 2019, I obtained the figures below. The problem here as usual was that the “White” figure for both victims and perpetrators, included Hispanics! Untangling Hispanics from Whites and then subtracting everyone all the perpetrators’ figures proportionately resulted in what is probably a mess, but I think it’s actually pretty accurate. The figures below are approximate.

Incidentally, they were about the same when Hispanics were wrapped into Whites as when Hispanics were disaggregated, which implies that Blacks prey on the category called Whites + Hispanics as much as they prey on Whites alone, which seems to rule out this idea that they single us out to victimize us.

For instance, Blacks were 15% of the killers of Hispanics + Whites and 16% of the figures of Whites alone. Ok, Black criminals “single us out for homicide” at a rate of 7%. Big deal.

             Killers of Whites

            Pop %  Offender %

Blacks      13     16

Hispanics   18     22

Whites      65     60

Whites are 8% less likely to kill a White person compared to other races.

Blacks are 23% more likely to kill a White person than other races.

Hispanics are 22% more likely to kill a White person than other races.

This whole argument doesn’t seem to add up to much of anything. Hispanics appear to be just as likely to murder Whites as Blacks are, and neither group murders Whites at a much higher rate than Whites kill themselves. Granted, Whites tend to live away from concentrations of Blacks, which adds a protective factor here. Perhaps if they did not do so, Blacks would prey on them more.

Conclusion: This whole idea of Black criminals running amok massacring and Holocausting the White population are ridiculous. A White is as much at risk of a Hispanic than a Black. Granted this doesn’t take into effect the likelihood of seeing a White, Hispanic, or Black who might kill you on any particular day. Certainly for Whites who live around large Black populations, the risk of victimization of all sorts is going to be much higher.

There is no crisis of Blacks murdering Whites. It’s nonsense. The crisis is Blacks Shoahing their own kind. If we Whites are going to feel compassion for any victims of Black crime, first of all our hearts should go out to Black victims. There’s the real crisis.

WN’s Eventually Will Resort to Mass Murder

With Africa’s population approaching 39 percent of the world’s population in 2100, what else could WN’s do? Well, the White population for sure isn’t projected to grow because they won’t have babies (5 or more per family).

But the ethical question is, “Is it right to murder other human beings because you think there are too many of them or there could probably be too many of them in the future?  Well, the Abrahamic religions would say no.

But this is a tough thing to write because you’re not supposed to make death threats on the internet. If Robert or I did – even on this hosting – we could probably get thrown off.

Anyway, I don’t favor murder in any circumstance.

Africa’s Population Explosion and Why Whites Are To Blame

https://www.businessinsider.com/africas-population-explosion-will-change-humanity-2015-8

After 2050, Africa is projected to be the only major area that has a continually growing population, meaning that it will house 25% of the global population in 2010 and 39% in 2100.

In 1950, only 9% of the world’s population was African.

Conversely, Europe is projected to have a smaller population in 2050 than in 2015.

Why?

• Lots of high fertility countries. The world has 21 countries that are “high fertility,” meaning than the average woman has five or more children over her lifetime. Of those, 19 are in Africa (and the other two are in Asia). The largest is Nigeria, which according to another report will have 10% of the world’s births by 2050.

Bingo!

Are whites doing this? No.  Why then is it O.K. to hate for a problem the whites created?

But why not deny them medical care/food?  Well, that’s murder and it’s wrong but not according to WN’s.

I mean, come on – create a problem by not having babies, and then murder others cause they do have them?

Major gains in life span. Life expectancy in Africa rose by six years in the 2000’s, double the global average. Africa’s average life expectancy is expected to gain about 19 years by 2100,rising to age 78.

• Major declines in child mortality. In the past decade, the rate of children under age five who died went from 142 per 1,000 to 99 per 1,000. The global fall was from 71 per 1,000 in 2000-2005 to 50 per 1,000 in 2010-15.

But Africa might be able to produce its own medicine and food anyhow despite the claims of black inferiority by WN’s.

O.K. It boils down to the fact murder is either wrong or not wrong and whether all humans have at the least the right to live.

So now WN’s would want to nuke Africa or deny them food etc..?

If You’re Not Good at It, Don’t Do It

I had struggles being promoted in South Korea as an English teacher because it just didn’t work.

However, ironically, I’m skilled at music, but nobody is promoting me (self-promotion)! I had given up on music a long time ago for various reasons.

In fact, I had went into math in my late 30’s thinking a job was a sure thing. That was a big mistake even if I had passed Calculus II.

I suppose I went to South Korea because I wanted adventure, but I was more a joke than W. Bush. I learned much about the world, and a lot of the hate I got there had nothing to do with my job, like being scapegoated by people who knew about my teaching just cause of US Army crimes. A lot of the people were just flat-out American haters, and to top that off they were racist against everyone, anti-disabled and anti-weight abnormal.

There were some students that liked my teaching – maybe half. In fact, one school was angry because I left.  But it was always an Abe Lincoln thing where half loved me and half want me hanged lol!  That’s not survivable. You must have at least 90 percent or more of students respecting you, or you’re finished!

I Kept Going Back

It’s mainly because the rush of traveling is like crack cocaine. So I spent most of my 20’s beating my head against the wall (I am in my 40’s now).

Why It Couldn’t Work

The schools are massively corrupt and the students won’t talk to you. More importantly there was always the problem that there wasn’t enough material.  It’s not like music where I can generate tons of it.

Isn’t Misfit-ness a Problem?

Not if you’re good at what you do, even in Korea. However, you might not get hired to begin with.

The Joke of Punk Rock or Punk Writing

Well, they’re going thru what I am with my drum lesson thing.

O.K., who is this idiot?

Well, they can’t get signed to a record label, so they’re not pros.  I mean, all they know is 3 chords!

But anyhow, getting signed or published in the case of written material is tough, and that is evolutionary I suppose, but if something is really good and put toward the masses and they like it, then who cares?  I mean, you’ve pretty much “made your credibility.”

The Myth of Crap That is Self-Promoted

I don’t know of any.  If it isn’t good, people won’t have anything or much of anything to do with it.

But enemies do love to bash stuff that doesn’t come from established pros.

The Indie Label (Independent)

Huh, this is a joke, lol.  Just another form of punk rock.  I mean, the masses are just dying to hear “The 5 Burrito Brothers” or “Hot Turkey”.   Surely that matches up to Weezer or Aerosmith!

But this self-published music is probably good, assuming people are buying the music as I mentioned above.

Why Hasn’t the US Government Moved against Black Urban Areas and Black IP?

https://beyondhighbrow.com/2019/12/13/black-ip-has-a-see-no-evil-hear-no-evil-speak-no-evil-attitude-towards-black-problems/

That problem is not solely my concern. These problems hit Black people more than any other race. In fact, these issues  out and out nukes Black people. Well, maybe Black people enjoy being Holocausted like this. But I doubt it. They not an openly suicidal race in the way that any typical individual human is suicidal.

Blacks don’t like it, they think it’s a problem, but they have no idea what to do about it. And for the most part they refuse to talk about it, as it hurts their ego to do so.

My guess that people are profiting off of prisons, but I’m not sure. However, in the future, a sci-fi scenario might have the US government deciding it’s not worth it to save the urban areas, so they will find some acceptable excuse to finally demolish them.

Anyway, the idea that people are profiting from prisons is known as the prison-industrial complex.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prison%E2%80%93industrial_complex

So I guess it’s in the interest of the government, companies, etc. that Blacks stay in urban areas and keep being ghetto.

You’re Not Going to Get HIV from a Woman

Just forget it. If you like to worry, please worry about something else, something more reasonable preferably.

This is from my notes. It is a comment I got from a commenter who said that he had been on HIV forum. There were HIV researchers on there who had been studying HIV risk for many years and they had yet seen a single case of a man getting HIV via being an insertive partner to an HIV-positive woman as long as the man wore a condom.

Although condoms do break at times, he had never seen a single case of a condom break resulting in a man getting infected from fucking an HIV-positive woman.

I was reading some stuff on there saying that they have never seen a insertive partner test positive from a condom breakage in their many years of doing risk assessments.

You guys can quit worrying now, please.

Two Types of Masculism

This blog definitely supports masculism, which is simply support for the normal sexual and non-sexual behaviors of regular, everyday heterosexual men. We don’t think masculinity is toxic. this is a feminist notion that we reject. We  don’t think that male heterosexual sexuality is automatically toxic, dangerous, and  needs to be attacked: this is a feminist position.

A lot of you probably don’t know what masculism is. While it holds the potential, like any IP, to be toxic and senseless, there is a good case to be made that normal masculine behavior and normal male heterosexual sexuality are things that should be safeguarded and not attacked as the enemy, which is what the feminists are doing. In that sense, masculism is a valid position.

From Wikipedia:

Christensen differentiates between “progressive masculism” and an “extremist version”. The former welcomes many of the societal changes promoted by feminists, while regretting that some measures reducing sexism against women have increased it against men.

The extremist version promotes male supremacy to some degree and is generally based on a belief in women’s inferiority. Nicholas Davidson, in his book The Failure of Feminism, describes an extremist version of masculism which he termed “virism”: “What ails society is ‘effeminacy’. The improvement of society requires that the influence of female values be decreased and the influence of male values increased…

The more progressive version sounds better to me. I don’t believe in male chauvinism, and I don’t believe that women are inferior. There is definitely a problem of our society in general being taken over by female thinking (feminism), with the result being a mass pussification of American “men,”most of whom have become the equivalent of gender traitors.

I also don’t believe that society should be run on the basis of female thinking. It’s too chauvinist and irrational to serve as philosophical basis for society and its laws, mores, and rules. Female Rule doesn’t work, sorry. I’m not sure how many times we have to prove this until people start believing it.

Praise for my Work

I hope I haven’t published this before, but if I did, hey, chalk it up to vanity, eh?

These two glowing  recommendations are from  this fellow. I really like him a lot!

Peter S Piispanen
Stockholm University, Graduate Student

On my work below, presently a 242 page, well, let’s face it, at this point, it’s basically a book, right? I have not yet found a publisher for it, though I have received some rave reviews from such far-flung places as Japan and Russia.

Mutual Intelligibility of Languages in the Slavic Family

Intelligibility studies are both interesting and of importance for the study of phonology, grammar, historical linguistics, the effect of language contact situations, as well as the sociocultural factors influencing languages perceived as high or low status, and so on.

Lindsay here presents the intelligibility between many of the Slavic languages in great detail – and this clears up many common and unspoken questions about these languages…the paper comes well recommended!

This paper was actually published, believe it or not, and it had to go through two peer reviews to get there.  The second peer review included the world’s top Turkologists.

Here’s the cite in case any of you are interested:

Lindsay, Robert. 2016. “Mutual Intelligibility among the Turkic Languages,” in Süer Eker and Ülkü Şavk. Çelik. Endangered Turkic Languages Volume I: Theoretical and General Approaches: Before the Last Voices Are Gone (Tehlİkedekİ Türk Dİllerİ Cİlt I: Kuramsal Ve Genel Yaklaşimlar Son Sesler Duyulmadan), Ankara, Turkey/Astana, Kazakhstan: International Turkish-Kazakh University and International Turkic Academy.

I also came up with the subtitle of the series – “Before the Last Voices Are Gone.” We went round and round about a few choices until we settled on that one. It has a nice literary beauty to it, I think.

I never did get a hard copy of that book I am published in. It was extremely hard to get a copy in part because it cost $75 and also because it would have had to have been shipped from Turkey to the US, and I understand that shipping costs for such things are just awful.

I have an e-copy of course, but it’s just not the same thing as a book, right? A book – you know, that hard thing with pages in it that you actually hold in your hand? Remember those things from a long time ago, maybe before some of you were born? If you don’t remember what a book is, perhaps ask your parents. They should definitely know what a book is.

It seems that a lot of publications are going pretty much e-publication only with no hardcover. Color me disappointed. No folks, it’s not the same thing. It’s just not. Sorry.

Mutual Intelligibility Among the Turkic Languages

A massive paper by Robert Lindsay on the study of mutual intelligibility of the Turkic languages, dispelling many myths and including language examples, historical considerations, and more – heartily recommended for any Turkologist or student of any Turkic language!

Dirk Vanderbeke (Greifswald), “Vineland in the Novels of John Barth and Thomas Pynchon” 

Although this text is copywritten, the Internet page on which it was posted has been taken down and is only accessible via the Wayback Machine, so I think I am in the clear as far as copyright it concerned.

If you are wondering, this is the sort of thing I read for fun. That’s right, for kicks. I read this stuff because I love Literature and even literary criticism but I also do so as a way to exercise my mind because modern literary criticism is one of the few types of nonfiction that I still find very difficult to read.

Most of the things that I post here about – psychology, sociology, foreign policy, domestic policy, political economics, gender studies, race realism, etc. – are often a result of reading I have done. However, the reading involved in any of the fields above is typically not very challenging to me. I can just wolf it right down. It’s often very interesting but it’s not like it’s hard to figure out.

Now when we get into Linguistics and literary criticism, it’s a whole new ballgame. I read Linguistics because it’s my field, but I also do so to exercise my brain because a lot of the Linguistics I read is pretty hard to understand. So it’s a brain workout.

And I read literary criticism not only because I love literature but because modern literary criticism is often very hard to read and understand.

In part this is due to the way it is written – nowadays, it’s all based on critical theory with all of the postmodernism and post-structuralism that implies. Names like Derrida, Lacan, Foucalt, etc. are tossed about – and these Frenchman are hard if not impossible for anyone to understand.

In fact, one criticism of them (see Noam Chomsky) is that what they writing simply makes no sense at all. I would throw in Slavoj Zizek here for good measure. I don’t think he makes sense at all.

So quite a bit of the time, literary criticism doesn’t make much sense because that’s the general idea – it’s not supposed to make sense. A lot of the time I think even the authors don’t even understand what their own articles are going on about.

One annoyance is repetitive themes running through all of this: the blurring of boundaries, borders, meaning, and the divide between the world of the self and the external world of perception and representation.

Another theme seems to be the difficulty or impossibility of finding any true meaning in much of anything or the idea that meaning is personal in any text, has no firm definition, and is instead derived via the particular personal interpretation of the reader himself.

This last theme is actually interesting in a way, even if these folks take it way too far. But that is the subject of another post.

As you can see, the themes above are all the usual obsessions of postmodernism. But I tire of reading about this theme. Sometimes it seems like all modern literary criticism is telling the same story and that is reiterating the themes above. It gets old after a while.

Isn’t there anything else we can derive from reading modern literature but the claustrophobic themes above? It seems to be a lack of imagination on the part of literary critics that they have boxed themselves in like this, not to mention that it makes a lot of modern literary criticism quite boring.

I’ve recently read quite a bit of literary criticism as a brain workout, if you will. Most of it did not seem appropriate for a repost here, as it was hard for me to understand and for sure it’s going to be hard for you all to understand. But this essay was pretty much intelligible to me, and it ought to be understandable to most of you all too.

Whether or not you are into literary criticism and these two authors is another matter. But you might want to dip into it just for a brain workout anyway, as it deals with a lot of concepts that are not easy at all to grasp.

The two authors here are Thomas Pynchon and John Barth.

Pynchon’s books are few – nine.

I have read all five of these, and they’re all great:

V.
The Crying of Lot 49
Gravity’s Rainbow
Vineland
Slow Learner

I have not yet read these four:

Mason & Dixon
Against the Day
Inherent Vice
Bleeding Edge

Which is most of the later stuff. I have read excerpts of the first two, in particular Mason & Dixon, but I haven’t read the whole books. I’ve read very little of Against the Day, Inherent Vice, and Bleeding Edge. Mason & Dixon and Against the Day are supposed to be awesome.

Barth has written many more books than Pynchon – 18. 12 of those are said to be very good. The rest are more up in the air.

I have read the following book:

The Sot-Weed Factor

It’s very long – 756 pages – but it’s great!

The Floating Opera
The End of the Road
Giles Goat-Boy
Lost in the Funhouse
Chimera
Letters
Sabbatical: A Romance
The Tidewater Tales
The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor
Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera
On with the Story
Coming Soon!!!
The Book of Ten Nights and a Night
Where Three Roads Meet
The Development
The Friday Book
Further Fridays
Final Fridays

The Floating Opera, The End of the Road, Giles Goat-Boy, Lost in the Funhouse, Chimera, Letters, Sabbatical, The Tidewater Tales, Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera, The Development, The Friday Book, and Final Fridays are all supposed to be very good.

Let me know if you want me to run more stuff like this or if you think this is a huge waste of time. If you are into literature, you might want to read stuff like this simply as a brain workout if you are into such exercizes.

Dirk Vanderbeke (Greifswald)

Vineland in the Novels of John Barth and Thomas Pynchon (1)

At the end of the first chapter of Thomas Pynchon’s novel The Crying of Lot 49, the heroine Oedipa Maas is reminded of a trip to Mexico with her former and now late lover Pierce Inverarity.

In Mexico City they somehow wandered into an exhibition of paintings by the beautiful Spanish exile Remidios Varo: in the central painting of a triptych, titled “Bordando el Manto Terreste”, were a number of frail girls with heart-shaped faces, huge eyes, spun-gold hair, prisoners in the top room of a circular tower, embroidering a kind of tapestry which spilled out the slit windows and into a void, seeking hopelessly to fill the void: for all the other buildings and creatures, all the waves, ships, and forests of the Earth were contained in this tapestry, and the tapestry was the world. (Pynchon 1967, 10)

If you imagine a tapestry spreading out from a single point, you will get something approaching the shape of a wavy V, the letter which is of crucial importance in the novels of Thomas Pynchon.

If Mexico City is chosen as the starting point of this image, the shape of the wavy V may come to resemble the North American continent, and it may be useful to keep in mind that it was Central America where the first concepts of the New World were formed.

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And if you finally travel along the branching lines of the V up to 40° of latitude, you will come to Vineland: i.e. the actually existing town of Vineland, New Jersey in the East and the fictional city and county of Vineland in the West.

When Pynchon’s novel Vineland was published in 1990, the initial V. served to some extent as a trademark of the obscure author, and after 17 years of silence since Gravity’s Rainbow, expectations were running high. But many of the reviewers were rather disappointed at first (cf. Keesey 1990; Hawthorne 1992, 77). 

The title suggested some historical depth, a concern with the origin of America, and possibly an evocation of another American dream, the mythological ‘Vinland the Good’, which never had to face the reality of history and thus could remain in a prelapsarian state. Yet there is less historical interest in the actual book than in any of Pynchon’s previous novels.

The text hardly ever leaves the time-frame experienced by its readers, i.e. the few decades since the 60’s; only occasionally are there some brief reminiscences about the strikes and labor movements of the 30’s or the anticommunist witch hunt of the 50’s. And the only mythology mentioned in the text is the lore of the Yuroks, the Native Americans of the Vineland area.

Still, some attempts were made to link the fictional Vineland of the novel with the Vinland of the Vikings:

As a distant, romanticized land, Vinland connoted refuge, a haven after the harrowing crossing of the Atlantic. Pynchon’s Vineland is also a refuge where fantasy, or at least the ignoring of reality, can shape a girl’s education, keeping her from knowing the secrets of her mother, but it is a refuge surrounded and finally invaded by reality.

Vinland became identified with Thule, the White Island or Blessed Islands of Western mythology; likewise, Vineland is associated with Tsorrek because it stands at the mouth of the river that, according to Yurok geography, flows from the land of the living to the land of the dead. (Hawthorne, 77)

I will later come back to the mythical river of the dead, but for the moment I would like to suggest that this kind of analogy is rather forced – the ‘Blessed Islands’ do not really resemble the grim image of Tsorrek.

Another critic wrote:

Vineland sets its dreary depiction of contemporary reality against former utopian dreams of what America might one day become. Although the title refers to the novel’s setting in the fictional (but realistic) town of Vineland, California, it also evokes the name given America by the Vikings, a name that conveys a sense of abundance and promise.

The New World as a whole originally functioned in the European psyche as a locus of hopeful idealism. […] But the cruelty with which … [the] conquistadors subdued the native population of Mexico anticipates Pynchon’s suggestion in Vineland that the American dream has become a nightmare. (Booker 1992, 7)

The sudden shift from Leif Erikson’s idealized Vinland to the Spanish conquest in the quotation above blends two images of the New World which are not so easily reconciled. After all, even in the earliest Spanish accounts of America, the utopian dream was frequently balanced by its opposite, the dystopian nightmare, and the arcadian garden was also supposed to be inhabited by a multitude of monsters and man-eating savages.

I also doubt that Pynchon suggests that the American dream has become a nightmare – all his novels and especially his latest book Mason and Dixon indicate that history has lately been ‘a nightmare from which he is trying to awake’.

But the setting of the novel in the year 1984 certainly does suggest a dystopian view of contemporary America and thus the Vineland region, a dwelling place of marijuana farmers, old hippies, and large sections of the counter culture, may very well indicate the other America which is now under siege, the land of myth and eternal childhood.

But Pynchon’s novel is far too ambiguous to offer us a simplistic alternative of a better world, even if this world is eventually doomed to fail and succumb to the evil forces of Reaganite persecution.

His Vineland is a complex web of intertextual references and hidden allusions, and I want to suggest that one of the most important texts in this context is John Barth’s novel The End of the Road, which is partly set in Vineland, New Jersey – Barth’s title would, of course, be a very suitable subtitle for all of Pynchon’s novels.

Vineland, New Jersey, was, by the way, the site of a utopian community in the 19th century based on strictly teetotal regulations. The fact that Pynchon’s Vineland is rather the last refuge for dope heads and the grass-growing segment of American agriculture may tie in with concepts of complementarity in his earlier novels.(2) And maybe the oversized grapes of the mythical Vinland were simply translated into modern modes of intoxication.

The End of the Road, published in 1958, explores the human condition in terms of freedom, choice, and motivation. I suppose that it will not be necessary to outline the plot of the novel; for the purpose at hand, a brief summary of the basic situation will suffice.

At the chronological beginning of the novel, the hero, Jacob Horner, does not sit in the corner as in the well-known nursery rhyme but instead sits on a bench at Pennsylvania Railway Station in Baltimore, and he is completely paralyzed not because of some kind of bodily handicap or ailment but because he simply cannot find any reason to move.

Having asked at the ticket window for possible destinations he might reach with his money, he takes a seat to make up his mind.

And it was there that I simply ran out of motives, as a car runs out of gas. There was no reason to go to Cincinnati, Ohio. There was no reason to go to Crestline, Ohio. Or Dayton, Ohio; or Lima, Ohio. There was no reason, either, to go back to the apartment hotel, or for that matter to go anywhere. There was no reason to do anything.

My eyes, as Winckelmann said inaccurately of the eyes of the Greek statues, were sightless, gazing on eternity, fixed on ultimacy, and when that is the case there is no reason to do anything – even to change the focus of one’s eyes. (Barth 1988; hereafter quoted as ER).

The plurality of possibilities has led to an impasse because the alternatives offered carry no intrinsic value. If everything is ultimately the same, there is no basis and no reason for choice.

Jacob Horner remains in the grip of paralysis, like Buridan’s ass locked in its state of indecision, until the next day he is observed by an obscure, nameless Black doctor who specializes in cases of psychological paralysis and takes him to a remobilization farm. The farm is situated in Vineland, New Jersey.

This choice of location in a novel of mainly fictitious places may be taken as an indication that America and the American dream are at stake and that the therapies offered or rather prescribed bear some significance for the American condition.(3)

The most important and striking feature of all the quite unusual therapies mentioned is that they do not even try to touch upon the causes of psychological paralysis  – all they deal with are the symptoms of a state of mind which is more or less taken for granted.

Among the therapies offered there are Agapotherapy or Devotional Therapy, Sexual Therapy, Conversational Therapy, Virtue and Vice Therapy, Philosophical Therapy, Theotherapy and Atheotherapy, all of which are basically methods by which one may choose between different modes of action without the necessity of an individual evaluation of the possibilities at hand.

The doctor states that “Choosing is existence” (ER 77), and in this claim we may detect a faint echo of the credo of democracy and a celebration of the ultimate achievement of freedom in the proverbial land of unlimited possibilities, but the principle of choice is re-qualified as an absurd ritual, vital but meaningless:

[D]on’t let yourself get stuck between alternatives, or you’re lost… If the alternatives are side by side, choose the one on the left; if they are consecutive in time, choose the earlier.

If neither of these applies choose the alternative whose name begins with the earlier letter of the alphabet. These are the principles of Sinistrality, Antecedence, and Alphabetical Priority – there are others, and they are arbitrary, but useful. (ER 80f.)

The French equivalent of Jacob Horner, the hero of René Clair’s La Princess de Chine, organizes his life on the basis of similar modes of selection in an extensive game on probability. In Barth’s novel, the ability to choose remains a sine qua non of existence even after the evaluation of alternatives has long lost its relevance.

Jacob Horner’s paralysis is the result of an ultimate lack of ego, he is simply a person without a personality. His emblem is a small statue of Laokoön, immobilized, the mute mouth opened in a silent scream. The doctor’s solution to Horner’s problem is Mythotherapy, the willful selection of a role-model as the prototype for one’s own life and every process of decision-making.

Mythotherapy is based on two assumptions: that human existence precedes human essence, if either of the two terms really signifies anything; and that a man is free not only to choose his own essence but to change it at will. Those are both good existentialist premises, and whether they’re true or false is of no concern to us – they’re useful in your case. (ER 82, italics in the original)

The philosophical principle ‘Know thyself’ is thus undermined by the realization that there is no self to be known, that there are only multitudes of masks to conceal the essential emptiness. The American ideal of the self-made man takes an almost Lacanian twist where the “self” is “made” by prefabricated roles, and the life story precedes the life it will narrate.

It is made quite clear that Mythotherapy is not simply the cure for Jacob’s state of mind but the general mode of human existence, and that paralysis is rather the result of not being able to participate in Mythotherapy any longer.

In consequence, all the characters of the novel are occasionally observed in the process of donning and doffing their masks. In fact, it seems as if Barth in his novel had anticipated Michel Foucault’s diagnosis of the selves as the difference of masks (cf. Foucault 1974, 131).

Thus the question for motivation leads to an infinite regress, as every action can be traced back to an earlier choice of the role to which the function of decision-making was assigned.

When Jacob Horner commits adultery with his only friend’s wife, the attempt to analyze this act, to attribute motive to a deed done, will lead to catastrophe.

As neither of the characters in question is able to account for any intentions which motivated the act or to define the infinitesimally small change in atmosphere which ultimately led to the considerable result, the only mode of investigation seems to consist in a forced and increasingly reluctant repetition, which leads to pregnancy, which leads to abortion, which leads to death.

The concept that each life is based on a story and that the story precedes life must take into account that each story ends with the final period and that human life follows the law of diminishing possibilities.

It might be possible to take the development of the plot as a kind of analogy to the butterfly effect of chaos theory, i.e. a minor shift in initial conditions leads to major effects, but then novelists knew about this long before scientists began to investigate the phenomenon.

The ill-fated abortion is performed by the nameless doctor in Vineland.

It is preceded by a kind of Faustian pact in order to gain the doctor’s agreement, but in accordance with the basic lack of human essence proclaimed throughout the novel, Jacob Horner does not have to trade his dubitable soul but his future life – he agrees to become the property of the doctor, to follow him as a living case study when the farm is moved to a new location – the remobilization farm turns out to be the most mobile element in the novel.

On the last page, Jacob Horner is taking a taxi to the railway station to meet the doctor. Beginning and end are reversed in the image of the railway station, i.e. the starting point of endlessly bifurcating paths but at the same time the final destination of all those paths. This image will return in the mythology of the other Vineland on the West Coast.

But in a sense the story of Jacob Horner begins and ends in Vineland at the remobilization farm, where initially unlimited though meaningless possibilities are offered, except they lead back to the same place and to the loss of any choice.

The American dream of liberty, of mobility, of the eternal frontier, has been replaced by arbitrariness, chance, mindless motion, and ultimately by paralysis and death, the last word of the novel being “terminal” – I do not think it will be necessary to elaborate on the double meaning.

In Pynchon’s Vineland some of the elements of The End of the Road are re-investigated. Again I do not think that it will be necessary to give an outline of the plot; as a matter of fact, this would be quite impossible, as the novels of Thomas Pynchon do not yield to any kind of summary.

Let it suffice that the novel is based on the quest of a young girl, Prairie Wheeler, for her mother, Frenesi, who in the 60’s had originally been a member of a radical film crew but crossed the lines and for some time became the lover and instrument of the evil principle of the novel, the DA Brock Vond. As in The End of the Road, the novel begins and ends in Vineland, but it is Vineland, California, and 30 years have passed.

Again, Vineland marks an end of the road, and in a sense one might say that Vineland is the last frontier of an expanding and colonizing America.

Someday this would be all part of a Eureka – Crescent City – Vineland megalopolis, but for now the primary sea coast, forest, riverbanks, and bay were still not much different from what early visitors in Spanish and Russian ships had seen.

Along with noting the size and fierceness of the salmon, the fogbound treachery of the coast, the fishing villages of the Yurok and Tolowa people, log keepers not known for their psychic gifts had remembered to write down, more than once, the sense they had of some invisible boundary, met when approaching from the sea … (Pynchon 1990, 317; hereafter quoted as Vl)

This almost mythical land has become the last refuge for the remains of the American counterculture of the 60’s, eternal hippies as well as labor movement activists, but it is under siege from the lumber industry on the one hand and from CAMP, i.e. the Campaign Against Marijuana Production, on the other hand.

In consideration of Pynchon’s rather obvious bias for the failed revolution of the 60’s and the identification of evil with the Reagan administration and especially every kind of law enforcement, this could lead to the simple understanding that Vineland resembles Vinland the Good, that good and evil are easily distinguished in the novel and in politics in general, and that mind-expanding drugs may offer a new vision of the American dream.

As a matter of fact, one of the leaders of the 60’s in the novel, later to be assassinated, is called Weed Atman, which might be translated into ‘marijuana smoke’. But things are not so easy in Pynchon’s novels.

If possible, psychological involvement with Mythotherapy has taken leaps since The End of the Road. But while the doctor’s prescriptions were chiefly based on the classical role models of Western tradition or even on narrative functions as described by structuralist patterns, we now encounter distinct voices and gestures taken directly from the ever-present television, the capitalized Tube.

In George Orwell’s 1984 the telescreen serves as the ubiquitous instrument of control because it can monitor each and every move. In Vineland’s America of 1984 this has proven to be quite unnecessary because each and every move is motivated by the images and characters observed on the screen.

The vision of the American dream has been replaced by television, and the question of good and evil has been blurred by the fact that every story needs its villain, no matter whether the villain is the outlaw or the cop.

When Prairie’s father is confronted by an old-time acquaintance from the police who is still after him, the conversation turns into a fast game of impersonations, with the law enforcement officer humming the tune from Meet the Flintstones and alternately imitating Clint Eastwood and Skipper from Gilligan’s Island.

As one result of this impact of the media, the generation gap tends to close. The world of Vineland is marked by a culture of reruns and thus also by a ritualized and quite literal déjà vu, as each childhood is largely structured by the tubal input which remains constantly retrievable ever after.

Children and adults are thus shaped by the same experience in which the past and the present are to some extent fused – the endless repetition creates a kind of timelessness.

As a matter of fact, a childhood which is extended into adult life was one of the significant features in the culture of the Yuroks, the native Americans of the Vineland region (cf. Becke & Vanderbeke 1992, 63-76), and it might be of interest here that one of the standard texts on Childhood in America contains a chapter on the Yuroks and was written by Erik Erikson (4) – the surname should ring a bell in the context of Vineland.

Pynchon’s Vineland features an equivalent to the clinic in The End of the Road, but it is no longer concerned with those who are unable to participate in Mythotherapy, it rather deals with patients who have developed some televisionary addiction, it is a “dryin’-out place for Tubefreeks” (Vl 33).

The name of this clinic is one of Pynchon’s typical acronyms: the abbreviation of the ‘National Endowment for Video Education and Rehabilitation’ spells NEVER, and like the Neverland of Peter Pan or Michael Jackson, it is a place for those who are unwilling or unable to grow up.

But it is not only the personal of Vineland that is obsessed with the new media, the text itself occasionally reads like a complicated version of Trivial Pursuit’s silver screen edition. The novel contains about 300 names, and disregarding the characters of the novel, by far the largest group of them consists of real or fictional characters associated with the new media.

As a result, the reading process occasionally turns into an extended excursion into pop culture, but there is a catch. Once you have achieved a complete understanding of all the allusions, you yourself will have turned into a potential patient of the rehabilitation center for addicts of tubal abuse.

And finally, reality itself seems to have been infused with the fantasies of the screen. All of Pynchon’s novels call for a heavy dose of willing suspension of disbelief, and quite regularly, the most unbelievable elements are actually taken from life. But here the fantastic element is almost completely an extension of television’s virtual reality into the world of Vineland.

The Thanatoids, a group of reproachful revenants who try to obtain recompense for wrongs done to them while alive, are, for example, quite obviously descendants of George A. Romero’s living dead, and when a Japanese Research and Development laboratory is flattened by a size 20,000 foot, we simply know that it was an act of God or Godzilla.

The world is constantly being told and retold on the screen until the narrative claims priority over the world itself. In terms of the image of the girls who weave the world in TCoL49, in Vineland the tapestry of the world has turned into video tape.

The ritualized cultural experience based on repetition, the dependence on pre-fashioned role models in any attempt to cope with an increasingly complex world, and especially the interaction of reality with the virtual reality of a prevailing narrative mode which is distinctly illiterate mark a cultural situation which bears some resemblance to mythical ways of worldmaking. America has to some extent returned to its origins.

This world is ruled by the members of a remote power elite – Brock Vond calls them the “Real Ones” (Vl 276) just as H. P. Lovecraft refers to the “Great Old Ones” or the “Ancient Ones.” Their will is carried out by the computer, an instrument of control which has turned into a symbol of arbitrariness, incomprehensible but unquestionable processes of decision-making, and a metaphor for a cruel and despotic God.

When Prairie’s mother Frenesi and her husband are quite suddenly dropped from the government’s pay list and their bank accounts are canceled, she starts to hum to a sort of standard gospel tune:

We are digits in God’s computer (…) and the only thing we’re good for, to be dead or to be living, is the only thing He sees. What we cry, what we contend for, in our world of toil and blood, it all lies beneath the notice of the hacker we call God. (Vl 91)

The computer has assumed the role of former mythical deities, granting or withholding the flow of modern forms of sustenance, i.e. money, in the same way in which the local gods granted or withheld the return of the salmon.

The novel opens with a ritualized annual performance by Prairie’s father: once a year he has to jump through the closed window of a public building to prove his mental instability and also his obedience to the powers that be, and he is rewarded for this act with a monthly mental disability check.

The story of Vineland follows Joseph Campbell’s well-known pattern of the quest for the mythical hero’s – or in this case heroine’s – origin. The time frame is cyclical rather than linear, and both the beginning and the end are marked by annual happenings, the beginning by Zoyd Wheeler’s autodefenestration and the end by a yearly family reunion which seems to embrace all segments of the American counterculture.

This counterculture has lost the revolutionary momentum of the 60’s. In fact, the anticipation of a better society has given way to a nostalgic remembrance of times past; the utopian dream has taken a regressive twist. America scorns its intellectuals, and the development of the political Left seems to prove the point.

According to Pynchon’s assessment of the last decades, large sections of the former Left have turned to a new irrationalism and the eclecticism of the so-called New Age philosophy. The movement of the 60’s, which never excelled in excessive coherence, has further dissolved into a heterogeneous mass of solipsistic and interchangeable ideologies.

In Vineland these include the usual forms of radical vegetarianism and mysticism but also the clinic for karmic readjustment and the Sisterhood of Kunoichi Attentives. But in one way or another all segments seem to be connected with Vineland, and they all turn up at the annual reunion of a Pan-American family in the Vineland region. In the course of this reunion, American history is ritually retold as an endless succession of persecution and the abuse of power:

…grandfolks could be heard arguing the perennial question of whether the United States still lingered in a prefascist twilight, or whether that darkness had fallen long stupefied years ago, and the light they thought they saw was coming only from millions of Tubes all showing the same bright-colored shadows. One by one, as other voices joined in, the names began – some shouted, some accompanied by spit, the old reliable names good for hours of contention, stomach distress, and insomnia – Hitler, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Nixon, Hoover, Mafia, CIA, Reagan, Kissinger, that collection of names and their tragic interweaving that stood not constellated above in any nightwide remoteness of light, but below, diminished to the last unfaceable American secret, to be pressed, each time deeper, again and again beneath the meanest of random soles, one black fermenting leaf on the forest floor that nobody wanted to turn over, because of all that lived virulent, waiting, just beneath. (Vl 371)

In Barth’s novel, Vineland offered a cure for paralysis, but the cure did not include a return to a meaningful evaluation of different possibilities – it was based on arbitrariness and chance.

In Pynchon’s Vineland all the decisions seem to have taken a bad turn, and American history reads like a long list of wrong roads taken. The final failure of utopian ideals was established once the screen dominated the scene. The diagnosis is announced by an adolescent violence freak:

Whole problem ‘th you folks’s generation … is you believed in your Revolution, put your lives right out there for it – but you sure didn’t understand much about the Tube. Minute the Tube got hold of you folks that was it, that whole alternative America, el deado meato, just like th’ Indians, sold it all to your real enemies, and even in 1970 dollars – it was way too cheap… (Vl 373)

America, the seemingly most advanced society, has relapsed into a quasi-mythical mode, and Original Sin is endlessly repeated in every instance of giving in or selling out to the agents of power – in fact, with every use of the remote control, the term carries a very precise double meaning in this context.

The area of Vineland may be a last refuge for the other America, but it has long succumbed to the American way of life in the age of mass media. It may be of interest here that the name of Prairie Wheeler fuses both aspects of America: the old and the new, the primordial and virgin American landscape and the intrusion of the railroad or, using Leo Marx’s image, the machine and the garden.

In addition, the seductive power of order is working on the last inhabitants of the happy enclave. In Orwell’s 1984 there was a catch:

If there is hope, wrote Winston it lies in the proles. (…) (Orwell 1972, 59)

But:

Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious. (ibid., 60)

In Vineland‘s 1984 the paradox reads: If there is hope it lies in the hippies, the anarchists, and especially the children. But until they organize they can never succeed, and once they begin to organize, they have changed sides.(5) But even more important: behind every act of revolt there lurks the wish for a return to the equilibrium of order (6):

Brock Vond’s genius was to have seen in the activities of the Sixties Left not a threat to order but unacknowledged desires for it. While the tube was proclaiming youth revolution against parents of all kinds, and most viewers were accepting the story, Brock saw the deep … need only to stay children forever, safe inside some extended national Family. (Vl 269)

All this seems to indicate the necessity of doom, the ultimate failure of each and every hope for individuality and the salvation of the American dream. But Pynchon ends his novel with an unexpected twist. The mythical landscape of the Native Americans itself succeeds and overcomes the forces of evil, if only temporarily.

On the last pages, the villain is led to the land of no return – to Tsorrek – the Yurok version of Styx, the river of the dead. The road to Tsorrek can open anywhere, i.e. all roads finally lead to the same destination, and so many have walked this road that it is trodden deep into the earth.

The familiar image of time as a garden of branching paths, i.e. of endless possibilities, is turned into its opposite, an image of the irreversible processes leading to death. The question of general history is replaced by the inevitable conclusion of life.

With the death of the villain, the book may end on an unfamiliarly happy note (at least in the context of Pynchon’s novels), but this is balanced by the rather grim image of the unhappy hereafter, which after all seems to be a place in Arcadia.

 

Notes

(1) The ‘Pynchon-part’ of this paper is to some extent a revised version of aspects already touched upon in a paper I read at the Alte Schmiede, Wien in 1994, published as “Thomas Pynchon’s V, oder: Wie man einen Buchstaben erzählt”, in: Strukturen erzählen, Hrsg. Herbert J. Wimmer, Wien 1996. (back)

(2) In The Crying of Lot 49, for instance, we find the names Tristero and Hilarius, one being the incarnation of the entropic forces in nature and society, the other a psychoanalyst who started his career in a German concentration camp and is thus ultimately associated with the forces of order.

But the names allude to Giordano Bruno’s motto for his play Candelaio “In tristitia hilaris: in hilaritate tristis” and thus to the concept of the coincidentia oppositorum – and, as a matter of fact, Tristero and Hilarius do each – like yin and yang – contain elements of the opposing principle, and they both lead to the same reaction, i.e. paranoia. (back)

(3) In the discussion at the conference it was suggested that the doctor’s existentialist background may put Europe rather than America under attack in Barth’s novel. This is certainly a valid point, America is heavily influenced by European philosophy in The End of the Road.

But the text does not offer any alternative. Joe Morgan, complementary counterpart to the doctor and all-American scoutmaster, definitely takes part in the game of impersonations. The rules established by the doctor in Vineland govern each and every character of the novel, they define the American condition. (back)

(4) I am grateful for Hartmut Lutz’s remark in the discussion of this paper that Erikson’s account of the Yuroks bears little resemblance to reality. Pynchon’s allusions to the Yuroks are chiefly references to Yurok mythology, still the importance of a prolonged adolescence in Vineland seems to indicate that Erikson’s book and its claim of ‘infantile attitudes’ preserved within Yurok culture may have served as a source for the novel. (back)

(5) This problem recurs frequently in Pynchon’s texts, it is of crucial importance in his short story “The Secret Integration” and it leads to the ultimate failure of the ‘Counterforce’ in Gravity’s Rainbow.(back)

(6) Anne Hegerfeldt has reminded me of the fact that in nature there is, of course, no equilibrium of order but only equilibrium of disorder. I would like to maintain though, that in Pynchon’s novels there is a tendency towards order and that the entropic process is reversed in his depiction of human history and society. (back)

Works Cited

Barth, J., The Floating Opera and The End of the Road, New York 1988.

Becke, R. & Vanderbeke, D., “Chants of Dispossession and Exile: The Yuroks in Vineland“, in: Pynchon Notes 30-31, spring – fall 1992, pp. 63-76.

Booker, M.K., “Vineland and Dystopian Fiction”, in: Pynchon Notes, No 30-31, spring – fall 1992, pp. 5-38.

Foucault, M., The Archaeology of Knowledge, London 1974.

Hawthorne, M.D., “Imaginary Locales in Pynchon’s Vineland“, in: Pynchon Notes, No 30-31, spring – fall 1992, pp. 77-90.

Keesey, D., “Vineland in the Mainstream Press: A Reception Study”, in: Pynchon Notes, No 26-27, spring – fall 1990, pp. 107-113.

Orwell, G., 1984, Harmondsworth 1972.

Pynchon, Th., The Crying of Lot 49, New York 1967.

—–, Vineland, Boston 1990.

Acknowledgements
“Vineland in the Novels of John Barth and Thomas Pynchon” was first read at the Conference: The Viking Connection: Canada – Continentalist Perspectives (Greifswald 1996), and then published in Informal Empire? Cultural Relations Between Canada, the United States and Europe (Schriftenreihe des Zentrums für Kanada-Studien an der Universität Trier, Bd. 8); ed. Peter Easingwood, Konrad Groß and Hartmut Lutz, Kiel, l&f Verlag, 1998, S. 415-427. It is reprinted here by kind permission of the editors.

A Major Downside to Adult Men Having (Legal) Sex with Teenage Girls

The problem is that no matter how much she seems to be into it at the time, and trust me, most of them are into it bigtime – in fact, it’s very frequently the case that these girls out and out seduce the men – things tend to change a ways down the road.

Some girls who have these legal relationships with older men like it and even years later, smile and look back on it fondly. But it’s far more likely that she will regret it later on. It’s sort of a form of Regret Rape, a female specialty.

These changes of heart are very typical for teenage girls who have sex with men. Men, if you ever have sex with a (hopefully legal) teenage girl, be careful because as much as she seems like she’s into it, there’s a very good chance that 10-20 years down the road she is going to change her mind and decide that you took advantage of her.

She will also suddenly develop all sorts of ridiculous psychological symptoms which of course only show up when she changes her mind and decides she was harmed. As long as she thought there was nothing wrong with it, she had no symptoms.

This is one thing I have against the way society deals with these relationships. Even if they are completely legal and consensual as is often the case, we run around screaming that the minor was just subjected to the most horrible abuse, and no matter how the minor feels about at the time, as a result of our antics, they now decide that they are all fucked up.

Wa-la! Lots of pernicious psychological symptoms pop up where before there were none precisely because we freak out so much about it and scream at the kid about what a horrible crime was done to them. I don’t know what the alternative is, but it seems like the “anti-sex with minors” folks are actually creating a lot of the damage that these minors suffer from the minor-adult sex that they have.

Black IP Has a See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil Attitude Towards Black Problems

I want to help Black people. Not the Blacks who hang out here. They don’t need my help because there’s nothing wrong with them. They don’t need to be fixed. But maybe there’s a lot of others who do.

I think Black behavior as a race, a whole, is a serious problem. Not on an individual level. But there’s enough “of us acting bad”, as Tulio puts it (“Face it, we don’t act very good”) that it is a serious problem.

That problem is not solely my concern. These problems hit Black people more than any other race. In fact, it out and out nukes them. Well, maybe Black people enjoy being Holocausted like this. But I doubt it. It’s not an openly suicidal race in the way that any human is suicidal. Blacks don’t like it, they think it’s a problem, but they have no idea what to do about it. And for the most part they refuse to talk about it as it hurts their ego to do so.

And when antiracists shut down the whole Black  public health, incarceration, and behavioral crisis etc. in the Black community, it is curious. Bottom line is Black IP folks don’t want to help their own people. Saving their pride is more important than helping their people.

89% of Black homicides are at other Blacks. The rest of us get off easy. Blacks are going out of their way not to murder us! And they are going out of their way not to rape us either. Or not to victimize us at all. White Nationalists scream about how many White women Black men rape every year. Well, it’s a lot. They throw up how many Black women White men rape, which is around zero. Well, so what?

There are 5X fewer Black women than White women. And 5X more Black women get raped by Black men every year than White women. You do the math. Black women are 25X more likely to get raped by a Black man than White women. Why aren’t Black women screaming about this? I mean some are – check the website What about Our Daughters?

But mostly it is this conspiracy of silence, and everyone who brings it up gets called racist and shut down. Standing up for Black victims of Black crime, murder, and rape victims is racism? Wow. So we better not discuss it? Amazing. Because talking about victims and standing up for Black victims is racism. Incredible. If you do that, you’re a Nazi. Unbelievable.

(((Certain People))) Are Starting to Get on My Nerves

I don’t hate Jews but I have to admit, as a group, they sure get on my damned nerves sometimes. I really can’t stand the Israelis and pro-Israelis – they’re fascist monsters, and it’s nothing but a shitty little country. But it also gets on my nerves when they scream anti-Semite, Nazi, bigot, hater, etc. every ten minutes.

Of course there are historical reasons for this behavior, but still, paranoia is never mentally healthy. Besides, I don’t see why I should put up with their abuse just because they recently went through a horrible tragedy. I mean, I’m very sorry, but don’t take it out on me.

I’ve met a lot of people who told me that they always liked Jews or were even Judeophilic, but recently Jews are really starting to get on their nerves. What’s the reason? Constant screaming anti-Semite, Nazi, hater, bigot, racist any time you look at them wrong or say two words against them. Jews are really starting to make people mad with this paranoid, hair-trigger victim crap.

In other words, Jews are annoying. Or at least a lot of them are. I had a Jewish girlfriend for 5 1/2 years, my longest relationship. I was actually going to convert believe it or not ha ha. I guess wanting to convert to Judaism makes me a real extreme anti-Semite though, right? And trust me, I know anti-Semites very well. No anti-Semite on Earth would have a Jewish girlfriend, certainly not a long-term one. It doesn’t work like that.

But I don’t believe in killing people just for being annoying. I’d have to kill half the people on Earth if that were true because that’s about how many humans annoy me ha ha.

In fact, I don’t agree with harming annoying at all. Mostly I prefer to avoid people like that, thank you very much.

Granted, real anti-Semites do exist (I have met them), and I assure you that real deal anti-Semites are not good for the Jews. Jews are fully within their rights to regard these people as their enemies. If I were a Jew,  I would regard real deal anti-Semites as not just my enemies but my deadly enemies.

But 80% of the time a Jew yells anti-Semite, it’s a hallucination. The person’s not an anti-Semite and the comment was not anti-Semitic at all. In fact, it’s typically just a true statement about Jewish people.

I guess the truth is anti-Semitic! If the truth is anti-Semitic, then I am absolutely an anti-Semite, sorry.

Is NYC a Place of Racism against Blacks?

I’ve watched too many movies saying  that it is. However, I could be wrong.  Maybe those movies were exaggerating things and/or maybe things are different now.  My image of Italian Americans are people who would never let their daughter/son date a Black person and generally don’t want Blacks around at all – an attitude that even matches what’s seen in the worst Southern Whites.

Movies?

Any Spike Lee movie

Taxi Driver

Casino or Goodfellas (no Blacks in them, but you get the picture Italians are not very tolerant.)

 

Are Whites in the US Racist against Blacks?

https://beyondhighbrow.com/2019/12/13/why-the-liberal-view-of-black-pathologies-is-not-only-wrong-but-leads-us-nowhere/

Quote: @Robert Lindsay

Then there’s all this invisible racism. Turns out Whites have racist minds even if they don’t act racist. Well, those racist thoughts of White people are forcing Blacks to act bad. So White people are thought criminals and need to start thinking differently.

I doubt if most Blacks care because many live outside “angry White man areas”.

Well, it is true Whites are racist, and it comes out when you marry/date a Black person.  Many simply ignore you and you can tell because of social media.

“Dating out” isn’t the norm and it can’t be causing real psychological harm to most Blacks – and it does prove Whites are racist generally, but not to the degree liberals claim.  But I’m speaking of the South USA only, the only place in the US I have any experience with.

In the Past

Whites were truly obnoxiously racist, maybe even matching Stormfront.  However, thanks to the changing culture (and also the Whitening genetically of Blacks), which White Nationalists (WN’s) hate lol, it’s much less.

What about stats showing how horrible blacks are?

Most people are faraway from real Black threats. Like I said, “angry White man” areas are near heavily-Black areas.

Exceptions?

Well, probably even Portland and Seattle have enough Blacks to make Whites uneasy, but they’re also very liberal areas.

Whites in Small Towns

They have little reason to hate Blacks. In fact, there isn’t any real racism – as in scary – unless it’s outside of a heavily Black area (“angry White man” area)

Certain Country Areas or Neighborhoods of Small Cities

I think WN’s have a stronghold in some places, so they harass Blacks and their White romantic partners who come there. My general area for the most part isn’t like that, but unfortunately, my particular mountain valley is one of those places where WN’s have a stronghold.

Why the Liberal View of Black Pathologies Is Not Only Wrong But Leads Us Nowhere

I shouldn’t have to justify myself for speaking of the pathologies of the Black race. Whip out any list of statistics that we keep on important human behaviors. It’s sad. Blacks lag in most of the good things and are vastly overrepresented in a lot of bad things. I’m not racist for saying that. You can go look up the figures you want if you don’t believe me. A few examples:

Black rates of:

Murder                        8X White rate

Robbery                       10X White rate

Rape                          6X White rate.

Children born to single Moms: 3X White rate

We could really go on and on here but I don’t feel  like rubbing it in or kicking a man while he’s down. I’m simply pointing out that looking at obvious, uncontroversial statistics, we have a lot of problems with Black people in our society.

Now that we hopefully have that out of the way,  we get to the meat of this post: what exactly is causing these pathologies?

Mostly I blame Black people for these problems. Look: What’s the reason for  these pathologies?

Three choices:

  1. Evil racists forced a lot of Black people to act terrible.
  2. Bad Black genes make a lot of Black people inherently messed up and dangerous.
  3. Lousy Black culture causes a lot of Black people to act awful.

I reject #1. There’s simply no evidence whatsoever that it’s true. The evidence against this theory is as big as a mountain.

I don’t feel like supporting #2 at the moment, though there might be something to it. Anyway, genes are not destiny.

I’ll take Door #3. But when I do that, I am an evil racist. See?

The only acceptable answer is #1. Project the blame over on Whites, blame Whites for all of this, and wage forever wars against racism that never end because bad Black behavior never ends. The theory says that if Blacks act bad, it’s racism that’s doing it. And Blacks will keep acting bad. As long as they do, there will, by this theory, be a horrible racism problem in the US. Which we need a forever war against.

But what if the theory is wrong? What if it’s not racism that is causing the problem? Then the endless wars on racism are worthless. We are using the wrong cure for the problem. That never fixes anything.

Even if you cannot observe the racism in society (we are getting there), there always must be horrific racism even if it’s invisible. Bad Black behavior proves that. Nowadays you can’t see a lot of anti-Black racism. But it’s obviously still horribly there. Black behavior proves it.

So we get all these theories to explain the obvious racism. How can there be racism if we can’t even see it anymore? Well, it must be invisible. It’s must be “structural racism.” The structures themselves are horribly racist, but we can’t really see it. They just are.

Then there’s all this invisible racism. Turns out Whites have racist minds even if they don’t act racist. Well, those racist thoughts of White people are forcing Blacks to act bad. So White people are thought criminals and need to start thinking differently.

Not much obvious discrimination and hate? Well then, that must be invisible too. It can’t be seen because it’s at the micro level. Hence we have microaggressions. Every little tiny micro-behavior hurts Blacks and makes them act bad.

Well, no matter how many wars on microaggressions and structural racism we wage, they will never go away, since as long as Black people act bad, these invisible racisms will still be there. So we are waging a forever war against something we can’t see, isn’t even causing the problem in the first place, and will always be there, no matter how hard we fight it.

No to a Soft Armed Forces (Boot Camp)

No, no way. Anyway, people going into the armed forces expect and want bullying anyway. I mean, if they won’t accept that, then they have no business going into it, as war and police stuff is horrible; it’s not Mr. Rogers Neighborhood!

I have heard boot camp in certain branches has gotten softer, but I really don’t like it.

How Does this Compare to Other Bullying?

Other things are not war. It’s not same thing. Basically, people need to build people up, not tear people down, but due to human nature, there’s no mathematical probability bullying will end in schools, etc..

So kids have to prepare for it by being extroverted because kids will not accept introverted people.

6th Place Trophies?

That would be what some cultural liberals would want, but trophies should be reserved for at least 3rd or 4th up to 1st.  What good is an award for crap? The idea is that it’s the passion that mattered, and maybe someone making 6th place did try hard. But you can say that the person himself knew that, and they didn’t need an award for it.

Now, I do think on a core level we all have value. We shouldn’t turn away people from an emergency room because they aren’t awesome enough lol.  Many things in life need to be molded and built, and by default, people don’t have much to offer.

Raising Kind Kids – Impossible for Eternity

Not much hope there because the parents either ignore the issue or are meanies themselves.  For anti-bullying to work you’d have to have kids raised like Jehovah’s Witnesses, and it can be done, but like I said, the mathematical probability of it happening is zilch!

In that case, we can only teach kids to be more extroverted or else face getting picked on – maybe even to the point of suicide!

Is Bullying a Good Thing?

No way, because the fact some kids are introverted is nobody’s fucking business. For instance, people just don’t go around punching or pushing people just because “they come across as soft.” It doesn’t work that way in civilized society, but because of the laziness of parents, there’s no way to stop it, and anti-bullying programs won’t do it.

Well, backtracking, introversion might be people’s business in some cases, but the way to handle it is by lifting up the weak, not cutting them down.

Do People Want to Be Introverted?

I actually prefer isolation now much of the time, but I think in school there is a strong drive to be loved, but some kids shy away from extroversion due to low self-confidence.

Creepy and/or Mildly Distrubing Teachers

I was in the 5th grade, and I thought having this fun male teacher – unusual for elementary school – was so cool (decorated room, more fun lessons, lots of charisma, fun parties), and it was!

However, looking back, the dude was creepy.  I mean, not in some pedo way, but like he showed us a Holocaust film, and also he made super-weird comments like “Well, the South was rightfully angry after the Civil War.” O.K., he was probably right but why say that to kids, even in the “hollers of Tennessee” where the school was?

Another Creep

The high school “Christian rightwing activist” Literature teacher who would make one sarcastic comment after another to the “fish-bowl students” staring at him with no emotion.

Comments like:

You all have birth defects because your 70’s era, etc. parents smoked pot.” (The granddaddy comment of all!)

“The peace sign was an upside down mockery of the cross.”.

“They all just want a paaaaasss” (mockery of C students).

“Not on whiff a joint passed thru these lips”,

Emphasizing of the part in Romeo in Juliet where crying was condemned because you know, he doesn’t like sissies lol.

He was the type to make one opinionated comment after another to a captive audience.  But I suppose since this was the Bible Belt, nobody would criticize him.  But what did this have to do with teaching Literature?

Once a student put a naked lady drawing on his desk (something like that) LOL.

Middle School Football Coach Saying Bad Words/Slurs

Give me a break!  He has to say the n-word in a discussion of the Civil War (not in a demeaning way – but not appropriate).  He has to mention that we middle school students call each other fags, etc., and use those explicit terms?  He was funny but I’m surprised nobody turned him in.  I thought parents were Normie-freaks always putting teachers on the spot for every little thing.

Well, I guess due to the American worship of sports, football coaches/teachers get away with murder, and this also includes often being very lazy-ass teachers!

Anti-Immigration Middle School Teacher – even Way Back in 1990

She has to mention any Spanish-sounding name and comment it sounds un-American.  Well, Lopez doesn’t sound American does it?  She also paddled kids for not doing homework, not just being a brat.

Party Time for Half the Class – High School Football Teacher Coach

We had fun there and he was indeed a blast! However, we were getting royally ripped off  – education-wise, and also, he gave the middle finger, cussed, and used a racial slur to describe rappers (well, the last thing was in private to me as sort of a humorous conversation).

Talk about a grown-up-child.  Get real.  We need a real teacher!

Bad Stuff Middle School Students Started

This one teacher was morally O.K., but some student had to comment on the word “layed” in English class lol  So she said, “Oh, you guys are sick! lol”.

Slave Pricing Assignment for 5th Grade Class?

https://abcnews.go.com/US/teacher-leave-assignment-students-set-price-slave/story?id=67664294

Hmmm.  Any thoughts?

A Missouri teacher was placed on paid administrative leave after asking students to put a price on slaves for a school Social Studies assignment, a spokesperson for the school said.

The assignment was handed out to fifth grade students at Blades Elementary School in Oakville in an effort to teach them about the Colonial marketplace and the exchange of goods, according to a statement on Tuesday from the superintendent of the Mehlville School District, where the school is located.

However, one teacher included slaves “as goods to be sold” as part of the lesson, according to the statement.

Missouri?  Ferguson?  Former slave state? Probably a huge red state – outside of black areas.

Truman, KKK, Hiroshima?

I’m always queasy about anyone talking about slaves, especially to kids.  Is this guy some sort of perv?  Who wants someone like that teaching kids?

When People Insult, Do They Really Mean What They Say?

Actually, they probably don’t. I mean, I mentioned the fat landlord on Good Times, but they probably have other friends that were fat whom they dearly loved, and they even liked them being fat!

Always, with people, they don’t like bad leaders, cowards, cheaters, etc., and they’re singled out for harassment, often with cheap shots.

However, a school presents a different problem by default like a prison often does. If someone is a coward, they have to be super-Alpha to get rid of the image.  They have to be either a jackass (daredevil) or super powerful in sports or music (like a rock band), etc..

Now the culture in the West is PC, but young people are not and probably never will be. They’re more accepting toward some things, but they will always tend to see “default people” as cowards until proven otherwise.

Does Comedy/entertainment Change?

People don’t find executions fun anymore lol. Yes, in the past, they were more of an attraction than the cinema!  People don’t find setting cats on fire to be fun anymore either.

Well, what changed?  People changed.  There was no need for censorship. People simply changed their mind.  I mean, what retards would find Amos and Andy funny these days?  The fact is that plenty of Blacks are way smarter than Amos and Andy, so what’s the gag?

Now, fat shaming doesn’t have the same appeal as it did before because the culture changed.  But that’s not saying plenty of people don’t still weight-shame.

I remember this episode of Good Times, a Black show from the 70s, where they were always picking on the landlord because they didn’t like him.  They would call him fat but that wasn’t why they hated him. They called him that because they disliked him for other reasons. Maybe he didn’t do repairs or jacked their rents up.

However, cheap shots at his weight wouldn’t work if this show was airing in the Current Year because it repulses people even if they don’t like the character otherwise.

Are Robert De Niro’s Attacks on Trump Hypocrisy?

I suppose the problem is that the line between telling it like it is and being a psychopath is murky.

Anyway, liberal elitists have demonized the Walmart people so much that they literally fall into Trump’s arms like a dazzled lover!

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/09/magazine/robert-deniro-interview.html

Interviewer: Could you find your way into the character of President Trump?

RDN: I wouldn’t want to play him. He’s such an awful person. There’s nothing redeemable about him, and I never say that about any character.

Interviewer: You found redemptive qualities in Travis Bickle, and you’re saying you couldn’t do the same if you were playing President Trump?

RDN: I can’t compare. There’s not one moment that Trump said: “I’m sorry. I realize I’ve done something that I shouldn’t have done.” He has not one speck of redeemability in him. He’s not owed one speck of redeemability.

Interviewer: People have argued that some of Trump’s rhetoric has emboldened others to make threats or enact violence. Those arguments are not a world away from ones that people made about Travis Bickle or “Joker.” Do you think those arguments hold water?

RDN: They might, but Trump has people who follow him who are crazy and want to do crazy things. What we’re doing in film – it’s like a dream. We know it’s not real. There are people who will take anything to be real, and that we have no control over.

The president is supposed to set an example of trying to do the right thing. Not be a nasty little bitch. Because that’s what he is. He’s a petulant little punk. There’s not one thing that I see in him or his family, not any redeeming qualities. They’re out on the take. It’s like a gangster family.

Who Died and Made You God?

From Revenge of the Nerds II

Booger: [after walking into Snotty’s room] This place is a pigsty.

Snotty: Thank you.

Booger: You should be ashamed of yourself!

Snotty: [indifferent] Fuck you. Who died and make you God?

Booger: My name’s Dudley Dawson. They call me “Booger”.

Snotty: Edgar Po Wong. They call me “Snotty.”

Sometimes judgement is a good thing, but how do we define when it is or not? It seems subjective.  Anyway, SJW’s would point out that people making judgements are just doing it to be mean, not to promote improvement.  That’s often the case but not always. It could be both oftentimes. Some slob with a dirty room might cause someone to shame him out of real concern, but the shaming will also occur because the accuser gets off on feeling superior.

The Cultural Right Judges but They Don’t Like Being judged

Nope, sure don’t. Try bringing up some racial topic that annoys them. You will get quick sarcastic comments like “n-word” (said out of sarcasm – lol).

Bill Maher – Liberal Supporter of Fat Shaming

https://www.tmz.com/2019/09/07/bill-maher-fat-shaming-obesity-real-time-video/

How Snobby is the Cultural Left?

Warning: Some of the content might be stereotypes!

Well, some are in my family, though they will try to seem “cool to everyone (all political persuasions)” by watching South Park lol, when it boils down to it, they’re snobs and elitists.

It might be difficult for them not to be. They’re at war with small town Americans who are outside the liberal enclaves of bigger cities – even in the Bible Belt.

When Does the Snobbishness Become Too Outrageous to Hide?

The obsession with idealism will lead to morbid worship of health in sync, with ironically, the Nazi regime. The obsession with idealism will also cause many to shun the poor generally, though in words, they will make excuses for the Black/Hispanic poor but won’t live near them).

I do applaud the Cultural Left who will also live in or near ghettos, even though it might be for selfish reasons like real estate investment.  Yet this also seems massively foolish, as no sane person, liberal or otherwise, would want kids exposed to drive-bys if they could help it.

The Obsession with Higher Education

Though they deny it, they don’t respect blue-collar work, though they might applaud students working thru college (restaurant work, etc..)

But What’s Wrong with Being the Friend of Blacks and Gays, etc.?

Nothing at all – in fact, it should be encouraged, but not at the expense of good judgement and morals And it should be a choice, not an idealistic demand (school busing programs etc.).

The Brightest Line Since “Let Them Eat Cake”

Of course, this is sarcasm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket_of_deplorables

At an LGBT campaign fundraising event in New York City on September 9, Clinton gave a speech and said the following:

I know there are only 60 days left to make our case – and don’t get complacent – don’t see the latest outrageous, offensive, inappropriate comment and think, “Well, he’s done this time.” We are living in a volatile political environment.

You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.

(Laughter/applause)

Right?

(Laughter/applause)

They’re racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic – Islamophobic – you name it. And unfortunately, there are people like that.

And he has lifted them up. He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people – now have 11 million. He tweets and retweets their offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric. Now, some of those folks – they are irredeemable, but thankfully, they are not America.

But the “other” basket – the other basket – and I know because I look at this crowd I see friends from all over America here: I see friends from Florida and Georgia and South Carolina and Texas and — as well as, you know, New York and California — but that “other” basket of people are people who feel the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures; and they’re just desperate for change.

It doesn’t really even matter where it comes from. They don’t buy everything he says, but  he seems to hold out some hope that their lives will be different. They won’t wake up and see their jobs disappear, lose a kid to heroin, feel like they’re in a dead-end. Those are people we have to understand and empathize with as well.

— Hillary Clinton, CBS News
Is it any wonder she lost to Trump?  Are we surprised that gift shops in Pigeon Forge, TN (near Dollywood) are loaded with “Proud Deplorable” t-shirts, etc.? What she said made Obama’s “clinging to guns and religion” comment look rather mild!
She Meant To Say Something Else?
Perhaps she meant the speech as condemning ONLY jackass extremists, but seriously, so many of these Cultural Left types are snobs from another planet that the comment hit a raw nerve. In fact, the Democrats lost the White working class for a generation – a spin on LBJ’s comment that civil rights legislation lost the South for the Democrats for a generation.
The Fallout – Of Course Stupid
After the election, Diane Hessan, who had been hired by the Clinton campaign to track undecided voters, wrote in The Boston Globe that “all hell broke loose” after the “basket of deplorables” comment, which prompted what she saw as the largest shift of undecided voters towards Trump.
Political scientist Charles Murray said in a post-election interview with Sam Harris that because the comment helped get Donald Trump elected, Murray agreed with Jonathan Haidt that it had “changed the history of the world, and he [Haidt] may very well be right. That one comment by itself may have swung enough votes. It certainly was emblematic of the disdain with which the New Upper Class looks at mainstream Americans.”
Down with the Walmart People

Politicos Rich Lowry describes conservatives’ interpretation of Clinton’s use of the term as “an unfair, disparaging term for people who believe reasonable but politically incorrect things – immigration should be restricted, NFL players should stand during the national anthem, All Lives Matter, etc.)”.

Those aren’t Nazi views – just typical Fox News stuff.