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The No State Solution

17th August 2017

ZMan mentions the elephant in the room.

One of the reasons our rulers are cracking down on speech is that even the most tepid debate will lead to uncomfortable questions. Just look at a public discussion of immigration. You cannot get into the discussion unless you agree that immigration is always good. The reason for that is no one in charge ever wants to address the one question that is never asked, which is, how many? How many immigrants should we take? Should Germany take a million Arabs or ten million? How about 100 million?

There are two reasons to avoid the numbers question. If you agree that one million is a reasonable cap for Germany, the implication is that there is a level where you have too many Muslims or Africans. Then the debate is why is one million Arabs too many, but 75 million Germans not enough? In other words, you can quickly move from a place where questioning immigration is taboo to a debate about how and why it is necessary to limit the number of migrants. The last question, of course, is the nuclear question.

Another aspect to this is simply spite. Ruling elites have always, at some level, been at odds with those over whom they rule. The “burden of leadership” means giving up time and energy to the maintenance of order and the perpetuation of society. It’s only natural to resent it a little. What we have today is a ruling elite that hates the majority of the people, namely the white people. Notice the UN is not making open borders arguments for Africa or China. Open borders only applies to white countries, never anywhere else.

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POLL: Most Black Americans Don’t Want Confederate Statues Removed

17th August 2017

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Who knew there were so many black people in the KKK?

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How to Fall to Your Death and Live to Tell the Tale

17th August 2017

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If, of course, that’s what you want to do.

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Thought for the Day

17th August 2017

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What’s Happening Now and Why

17th August 2017

Steve Sailer connects the dots.

Part of what is going on is an attempt by white liberal urban elites to offload their African-American inner city problem people onto the deplorable whites of suburban and rural America.

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Thought for the Day

16th August 2017

Repeating Your Point Too Much - Dilbert by Scott Adams

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The Potemkin Society

15th August 2017

ZMan connects the dots.

A Potemkin village is a fake community built solely to deceive others into thinking that a situation is better than it really is. The term comes from stories that Grigory Potemkin erected phony portable settlements along the banks of the Dnieper River in order to fool Catherine II, the Russian Empress. After she passed, the village would be disassembled and then reassembled further down so she could pass another nice village. The story is probably exaggerated, but the concept is a useful one so the term has stuck with us.

It’s a useful term that came to mind in the run up to the Charlottesville rally. It came to mind after the riots in Berkeley. In both cases, you have fake cities that exist for no real reason, other than there is a government run college in them. In both cases, the people in charge are ridiculously unserious people, who should not be in charge of a convenience store, much less a small city. That’s because the people who put them into office are just as ridiculously unserious. They’re adult children playing grownup on the public dime.

Google is the most recent example of how unserious people are incapable of managing simple difficulties. Instead of strutting around like a retarded peacock, the Google CEO could have easily made the whole thing disappear. A check and an NDA would have put a quick end to a trivial issue. Instead he let some old lesbians lead him around by the nose and the result was a fiasco that promises to drag on into the court for years.

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Thought for the Day

15th August 2017

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Thought for the Day

14th August 2017

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Thought for the Day

13th August 2017

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Elephant Murdered 15 People, Finally Killed Just Before World Elephant Day

12th August 2017

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

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George Orwell’s 1940 Review of Mein Kampf

12th August 2017

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I hadn’t known that Orwell did a review of Mein Kampf.

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Severian on Religion

12th August 2017

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When they aren’t busy telling you how Smart they are — this takes up approximately 92.4% of their day — atheists point out that religion is great for social control (it’s a “technology of power,” as the academic phrase is).  There’s some truth to this – way back in the BCs, Cicero said no two augurs could meet without smiling. Religion justifies the power of the powerful, and reconciles the powerless to their fate.

Problem is, man is a religious animal, because man is a striving animal.  I forget who said it, but at least 75% of mankind’s problems are caused by our inability to sit quietly.  Pick up any volume of medieval history, and marvel at how many people knew they’d end up hanged, drawn, and quartered, but did it anyway… because they felt their honor had been insulted, or over a woman, or on an obscure point of theology, or any of two dozen other things, all of which boil down to “I was bored.”  If a man doesn’t have any real problems to struggle with, he’ll invent some.

A man of the Left himself, Orwell couldn’t see that “Progressivism” can only offer “the hedonistic attitude to life.”  Progressives know there is no God, and only stupid people believe in Him.  They are Smart, and therefore salvation must be found down here, in this world.  Who could possibly ever want more than three hots and a cot?  It’s so bourgeois  to think otherwise.

In 1940, when even Americans involuntarily went to bed hungry from time to time, you could forgive yourself for thinking that we’d eventually educate ourselves out of this bourgeois longing for something more than material comfort.  But who can doubt it now?  Everyone in the West has everything anyone could ever possibly want, to the point that poor people routinely die of heart disease, and we’re miserable.  Does a person who’s content with life worry about which gender he is?  Compared with your average modern SJW, Lenin was a sane, moderate, reasonable man.  The greater the material security, the worse the mental instability.

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Appropriate That Which Is Appropriate

12th August 2017

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It’s important to understand we’re in the appropriation phase of “civil rights”, a period of wealth confiscation and privilege transfer from white to non-white. From culture to commerce new terms and limits are being rationalized as necessary racial justice as professions, cultural domains and even physical spaces are carved out from which whites are to be excluded. The language is all theory and romance (and sinister; at some point black “scholars” started talking about the white “role”in the New America to come) but the result is very much material and economic.

The initial fervor that greeted Obama’s rise was based for many whites on the notion it would solve America’s race problem, reassuring black Americans finally of our sincerity and inspiring them to do better. It’s as if the average liberal really understands it isn’t white racism holding people back; he just thinks black people don’t know it yet. Once they do, things will sort out. Eight years after Obama black people show less signs of catching on. The myth of white racism is more jealously held than ever.

Their position as a group will not be improved through thrift and industry–even if mere discipline and effort were all it took to equalize us economically and every which way, in so succeeding it would remove the source of black America’s unique power and position: their suffering.

But they can’t compete with whites at being white and most importantly they don’t want to. What they want is to be themselves, to assert themselves, to mold their world–just like anyone else–to make it more amenable and less alien. You can’t blame them.

Authenticity–the authenticity Obama lacks, can never attain, is more important than any quality of life metric. To the extent to which the average person feels alienated from his culture–and who doesn’t now?–might be directly proportional to the degree to which that culture has been absorbed by other cultures. Consider the degree to which black culture has molded American culture.

Black America’s position as a group is improved through political power–they’ve already managed to carve out an out-sized degree of autonomy and influence purely through political action and demagogy. That demagogy–BLM and the rest of what passes for black civil rights–complements perfectly the pre-existing violence and mayhem that produce its martyrs.

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Thought for the Day

12th August 2017

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ZBlog Power Hour

11th August 2017

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ZMan points out, in re the Google kerfuffle, that Google has just sent the message to all the white and Asian men in the company that it’s time to leave, and the smartest of you need to leave NOW.

 

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Ads Trashing Google for Firing Engineer Appear All Over Venice. CA

11th August 2017

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Ads critical of Google’s decision to fire an engineer over a diversity memo are appearing all over Venice near the company’s office.

One of the unofficial advertisements shows the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs with the accompanying phrase “Think different.” Right underneath that image is a picture of Google CEO Sundar Pichai saying “not so much.”

Sounds as if the geeks are revolting.

Another one uses the same tagline “Think Different,” but instead of the two tech leaders, there are just the logos of the two respective companies. “Get Hired” is featured next to Apple’s insignia, while “Get Fired” is positioned next to Google’s.

Both forms of conspicuous critique have apparently been spotted at bus stops and on park benches.

Sundar Pichai’s Important Part must be feeling pretty sore right about now….

UPDATE: Pictures: Meanwhile, at a bus stop in Venice, CA …

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If You See Something, Say Something

11th August 2017

Sarah Hoyt is not afraid t ask the hard questions.

Asking simple questions like “If men and women are exactly alike, what does a company gain from increasing diversity?” pokes a huge hole in political correctness, and makes it impossible for them to hold these contradictory ideas in their heads in peace.  If they tell you it’s because little Suzie who wants to be a programmer is being discriminated against, ask why we should instead discriminate against little Bobby, who wants to be a programmer, if they’re both exactly alike in any thing but sexual organs.  We’re not hiring them have sex, are we?  If we must have affirmative action, wouldn’t it be better to pick those people who grew up in poor conditions or something, and ignore other characteristics?

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Google’s Apparent Violation of Cal. Lab. Code § 1101 et seq.

11th August 2017

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Free speech — it’s not just a good idea; it’s the law.

California Labor Code § 1102 requires that “no employer shall coerce or influence or attempt to coerce or influence his employees through or by means of threat of discharge or loss of employment to adopt or follow or refrain from adopting or following any particular course or line of political action or political activity.” Furthermore, the “whistleblower” provisions at §1102.5 prohibit employers from adopting rules preventing disclosure of, or retaliating against an employee for having disclosed, “information … to a person with authority over the employee, or another employee who has authority to investigate, discover or correct the violation … if the employee has reasonable cause to believe that the information discloses a violation of state or federal statute, or a violation of or noncompliance with a local, state, or federal rule or regulation, regardless of whether disclosing the information is part of the employee’s job duties.”

The CTRL-Left steps on its own … well, you know.

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Thought for the Day

11th August 2017

Art Advice

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The Kekulé Problem

11th August 2017

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A logical place to begin would be to define what the unconscious is in the first place. To do this we have to set aside the jargon of modern psychology and get back to biology. The unconscious is a biological system before it is anything else. To put it as pithily as possibly—and as accurately—the unconscious is a machine for operating an animal.

All animals have an unconscious. If they didnt they would be plants. We may sometimes credit ours with duties it doesnt actually perform. Systems at a certain level of necessity may require their own mechanics of governance. Breathing, for instance, is not controlled by the unconscious but by the pons and the medulla oblongata, two systems located in the brainstem. Except of course in the case of cetaceans, who have to breathe when they come up for air. An autonomous system wouldnt work here. The first dolphin anesthetized on an operating table simply died. (How do they sleep? With half of their brain alternately.) But the duties of the unconscious are beyond counting. Everything from scratching an itch to solving math problems.

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The Power of the Scribe

11th August 2017

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Spiritual faith has long been shaped by the lettering on a religion’s sacred texts. This is particularly the case with Judaism, so we visited three Hebrew scribes—in Jerusalem, New York City, and the liberal enclave of Berkeley, California—to understand why such laborious traditions continue.

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#MarchOnGoogle

10th August 2017

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August 19th. Be there or be square.

Perhaps I need a new Category: Sauce for the Goose, wherein proglodytes get whapped with their own sticks.

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Freeberg Does the Google Memo

10th August 2017

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Well, the engineer WENT THERE. No, he did not say the chicks are naturally unqualified or under-qualified to do engineering work. You might have heard that. You can see from looking at the document yourself that it’s a deliberate lie. There are many others being told. Anyway, what he did say is what people who’ve looked into it awhile, by which I mean more than a few minutes, know already. The chicks just don’t wanna do it. Figuring this out is not hard, since the alternative would have to be, there’s a huge glut of chicks wanting engineering jobs and their applications are being ritually blocked or turned away at some point in the pipeline. Well, where’s the glut? And where’s the blockage? Can you imagine the job of hiding such a restrictive device, in this climate…or being the device, the manager who says “no chicks on my team”?

ThoughtCrime exists even when you don’t see any. Emmanuel Goldstein is out there somewhere corrupting you even when you don’t know it.

About the most offensive thing the guy actually did say was where he said women are, on average, more emotional. It’s true, but I try to avoid saying things like that because we live in an age wherein men are acting more like women. Nevertheless, even this was given some strong backing by real-life events when it emerged that female employees at Google were skipping work because they were so traumatized by his memo. Those who defend the firing, point to this “trauma” done to the fairer sex within Google’s workforce, as evidence that the company made the right decision. Had they taken no action, so the argument goes, the female employees could have sued due to the hostile work environment.

Which is, of course, offensive only when it’s said by men. When women say it, it’s a feature, not a bug.

From whence arises this expectation that a workplace should be comfortable? And if it isn’t, you can sue? Oh yeah right. Lawyers.

As a lawyer, I can bears witness to this. Lawyers are paid to game the system, which is why I’ve never practiced law — I’d have had to spend too much time washing my hands.

Mr. Damore’s memo is called “Google’s ideological echo chamber”…and, he was fired for writing it. His own sacking proves the truth of what he wrote, because he got fired for saying the wrong things. Nevermind whether I like it or not, or you like it or not…it’s simply unworkable.

And that’s the bottom line.

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Thought for the Day

10th August 2017

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Google’s War Over the Sexes

10th August 2017

Ross Douthat sums it up.

At the same time, there was a sense in which Damore had to be fired, precisely because of the intertwined realities that he described. Silicon Valley is a very male environment, a land of nerd kings and brogrammers whose deepest beliefs tend to be the sort that men come up with when they don’t have very many women around — arch-libertarian, irreligious, utopian in a mechanistic style.

But the internet industry is also part of a wider elite culture that is trending in the opposite direction, becoming more feminized and feminist, and inclined to view male-dominated enclaves with great suspicion. So Silicon Valley’s leaders use corporate wokeness, diversity initiatives and progressive virtue signaling as a kind of self-protection, a way of promising that they’re mostly men but they’re the good kind of men, so that discrimination lawsuits and antitrust actions and other forms of regulation are less attractive to their critics.

I strongly suspect that more than a few Silicon Valley higher-ups agreed with the broad themes of Damore’s memo. But just as tech titans accept some censorship and oppression as the price of doing business in China, they accept performative progressivism as the price of having nice campuses in the most liberal state in the union and recruiting their employees from its most elite and liberal schools. And for questioning that political performance while defending the disproportionate maleness that makes it necessary, the Google memo-writer simply had to go.

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Thought for the Day

9th August 2017

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No, the Google Manifesto Isn’t Sexist or Anti-Diversity. It’s Science.

9th August 2017

Debra Soh points out some inconvenient truth.

Titled Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber, Mr. Damore called out the current PC culture, saying the gender gap in Google’s diversity was not due to discrimination, but inherent differences in what men and women find interesting. Danielle Brown, Google’s newly appointed vice-president for diversity, integrity and governance, accused the memo of advancing “incorrect assumptions about gender,” and Mr. Damore confirmed last night he was fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.”

Despite how it’s been portrayed, the memo was fair and factually accurate. Scientific studies have confirmed sex differences in the brain that lead to differences in our interests and behaviour.

Many people, including a former Google employee, have attempted to refute the memo’s points, alleging that they contradict the latest research.

I’d love to know what “research done […] for decades” he’s referring to, because thousands of studies would suggest otherwise. A single study, published in 2015, did claim that male and female brains existed along a “mosaic” and that it isn’t possible to differentiate them by sex, but this has been refuted by four – yes, four – academic studies since.

This includes a study that analyzed the exact same brain data from the original study and found that the sex of a given brain could be correctly identified with 69-per-cent to 77-per-cent accuracy.

Of course, differences exist at the individual level, and this doesn’t mean environment plays no role in shaping us. But to claim that there are no differences between the sexes when looking at group averages, or that culture has greater influence than biology, simply isn’t true.

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Extra Crispr

9th August 2017

ZMan connects the dots.

The old gag about race is that race is a social construct until you need a bone marrow transplant. Not a lot of people have that talk with their doctor, but imagine a world where everyone has a genetic realism talk with their dog breeder. When you know Rover had a known defect in his breed fixed by a vet at the canine gene clinic, talking about biological reality gets a lot easier.

As people come to accept the reality of gene editing, even if it is just to make better dog breeds, it is much more difficult to maintain the mythologies of the blank slate.  Once people come to accept that things like IQ and personality traits are determined by our genes, the blank slate is finished. Even if people don’t accept genetic determinism, they will accept testing for IQ and personality traits to fill engineering positions. In other words, strides in genetics will restore a more sober understanding of the human condition.

This is the negation of the core belief of our ruling elite, but it is telling that our rulers seem to be going in the opposite direction. As science makes clear the realities of human biology, our rulers scream ever louder to the contrary. Instead of simply ignoring the new information, they are waging pogroms too root out anyone not fully committed to their biological denialism. Every week were treated to some new scandal where a heretic is brought forth and punished for acknowledging reality.

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Against Despair

9th August 2017

Kevin Williamson is shook up.

At the nation’s leading technology company, an engineer has been blacklisted for having unpopular political views, and, rather than recoil from this, the nation’s young people have in no small part celebrated Google’s exercise in suppression. This is a reminder that Mohandas K. Gandhi’s mathematical observation goes both ways. Gandhi famously informed the British authorities that Indian independence was inevitable inasmuch as a few hundred thousand Englishmen could not hope to control a few hundred million Indians if those Indians did not cooperate. The despair-inducing converse of this fact is that tyranny is never really imposed on a population from the outside. The people are almost always collaborators in their own repression: Germans, Russians, Venezuelans, and, in time, Americans.

The Google situation is a particularly maddening example of a strange modern phenomenon — the vulnerable person who is so exquisitely sensitive that he can act simultaneously as hostage and hostage-taker. One Google apologist noted that some of the firm’s employees were so distraught by . . . the discussion of opinions at variance with their own . . . that they stayed home from work. Those kinds of shrill theatrics used to be called “hysteria,” but we’ve all been taught that that is a horribly sexist word, which means that we’ll need a new word to describe women who are so emotionally incontinent that they become non-functional human beings when it is suggested that they are emotionally less continent than maybe they could be.

The engineer in question had argued that Google’s closed corporate culture created an echo chamber marked by ruthlessly enforced conformity. Google proved him right.

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Why Does the Left Suddenly Hate Russia?

8th August 2017

Victor Davis Hanson is not afraid to ask the hard questions.

No one doubts that Vladimir Putin’s Russia is no ally of the U.S. But rivalry is quite a different notion than returning to the Cold War, when enemies faced each other down with arsenals of nuclear missiles. Quite strangely, the supposedly pacifist Left now seems to welcome that dangerous polarity.

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Thought for the Day

8th August 2017

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Google’s Macho Memo Man Fired, Say Reports

8th August 2017

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I won’t be blogging about most of the discussion of this situation because of its tedious repetition, but I found the following reaction interesting:

The Register understands that Pichai’s memo mentions section 1.5.II of the company’s code of conduct, which states “We are committed to a supportive work environment, where employees have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential. Googlers are expected to do their utmost to create a workplace culture that is free of harassment, intimidation, bias, and unlawful discrimination.”

Google’s alleged decision to fire Damore has sparked wide debate about freedom of speech. It’s not hard to see why, as section 1.5 of Google’s code of conduct says “Any time you feel our users aren’t being well-served, don’t be bashful – let someone in the company know about it. Continually improving our products and services takes all of us, and we’re proud that Googlers champion our users and take the initiative to step forward when the interests of our users are at stake.”

At the core of Damore’s document is his belief that Google’s diversity programs are hurting users. Yet Pichai seems to be pointing out that Google has limits on the diversity of opinions it is willing to tolerate.

Grab some popcorn. This one’s far from over.

This is actually one of the few times I’ve seen somebody connect the dots between the supposed policy that Google’s management is allegedly enforcing and the actual case to be made that they are, in fact, violating that policy. ‘All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.’

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A Really Smart Guy’s Response to a Smart Guy’s Memo Accidentally Explains Why Modern Software Is Utter Garbage

8th August 2017

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If you’re at all interested in “tech” or “tech culture” then you’ve no doubt heard about the pc-considered-harmful post written last week by a (mostly) anonymous Google employee. In that post, the employee suggests that there might be biological, “innate” reasons why women aren’t flocking to software jobs. He then goes on to say that the full-court-press for diversity at Google is damaging the company. He suggests that the company consider diversity as a scientific issue, deserving of research and development, rather than as a moral issue which must be addressed to the satisfaction of the high priests regardless of cost.

Here’s what I did find interesting: a former Distinguished Engineer at Google named Yonatan Zunger decided to write a lengthy screed detailing how and why he’d have walked that unfortunate, naive engineer right out the door. I think his post was probably meant to be nothing more than a public declaration of fealty to the golden calf of progressive thinking, an affirmation of group membership similar to the various abuse heaped on Trotsky after the fact by anybody who wanted to be found alive the next morning.

These impassioned reiterations of the status quo have become much more common lately, and most of them, the Zunger piece not excluded, boil down to The Progressive Theology Is Never Wrong And Here’s Another Reason For That Unchallenged Supremacy Which Had Probably Not Occurred To You Until Right Now. Five hundred years ago, scientists used to regularly write pieces about how you could Clearly See The Existence Of The Christian God In The Design Of The Hummingbird Nectar Tube. Their purpose then, as now, was to provide preemptive evidence against any future charges of heresy — and then, as now, they were utterly ineffective.

This is the famous technique of ‘virtue signalling’, in which all Right-Thinking People must join in the Two-Minute Hate in order not to be sent to the Gulag themselves.

To quote Stilgar from Dune, this dude put himself in the way of the Harkonnen fist. It’s sad to watch, and it’s ironic that his employer is probably going to take real steps to crucify a fellow who loves Google so much that he’s willing to sacrifice his own career for the general good of the company, but this sort of thing happens all the time in the post-Kulturkampf world and as such it’s no more interesting than the thirty-ninth time a Christian was martyred in a Roman arena.

Sad but true.

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Death as a Social Privilege? How Aid-in-Dying Laws May Be Revealing a New Health Care Divide

8th August 2017

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Apparently, euthanasia is Just Another Instance of White Privilege.

My take is, that people who want to kill themselves ought to be encouraged to do so, since they are predominantly people whom we could well do without. But that’s me.

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Retailer Apologizes After Font Makes ‘Glitter’ Appear to Read as ‘Hitler’

8th August 2017

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Let that be a lesson to us all.

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Is Bernie Sanders a Socialist in Name Only?

8th August 2017

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Inquiring minds want to know.

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Thought for the Day

7th August 2017

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The Dutch Have Solutions to Rising Seas

7th August 2017

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Now if they can just find a way to get AlGore to STFU….

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Inside Blue Apron’s Meal Kit Machine

7th August 2017

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I’m sure you’ve seen advertisements from Blue Apron and Hello Fresh and other such ‘meal kit’ companies.

Here’s an inside look at perhaps the most prominent one.

Hello Fresh meal kits can also be purchased ad-hoc from my local Yuppie Hipster Food Mart, SPROUTS. So there is that.

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Reconciling the Three Democratic Parties

7th August 2017

Joel Kotkin breaks it out.

With President Donald Trump’s Dr. Demento impersonation undermining his own party, the road should be open for Democrats to sweep the next election cycle. And, for the first time since their horrific defeat of 2016, not only nationally but also in the states, the Democrats are slowly waking up to the reality that they need to go beyond the ritual Trump-bashing.

No one will compare the recently released “A Better Deal: Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages” slogan to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, or even Newt Gingrich’s “Contract for America.” One Bernie Sanders supporter called it “anodyne, focus-grouped, consultant-generated pablum.” Yet, at least it attempted to identify the party with something other than Trump hatred, which is all most Americans think the Democrats are all about.

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How Video Doorbells Help Us Make Nicer Lies

6th August 2017

Lileks.

Because I’m always eager to fill up the yawning void of existential dread with a new gadget, I got one of those video doorbells. The picture is crisp and clear. My doorbell broadcasts a better image than CBS circa 2001. At night it shows stars; it’s like I bolted the Hubble to my house.

I can’t wait to use it with a visitor, but no one’s shown up yet. For once in my life, I actually want someone coming around the house to sell me magazines so I can get rid of them remotely, from my phone, wherever I am.

I, too, purchased such a doorbell. I am looking forward to using it to castigate anyone so unfortunate as to land on my doorstep without bearing a box from Amazon.

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Thought for the Day

6th August 2017

Tolerance

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Why the Trump dynasty will last sixteen years

6th August 2017

Edward Luttwak, author of the fascinating book Coup d’Etat, looks at the future.

For all its vacuity, however, the hysteria is certainly understandable, because President Trump has defied all expectations by actually trying to do what he promised that he would try to do. But another reason is that the major cause of last November’s electoral outcome has remained mostly unexplored, even un­discovered. That is not due to intellectual laziness, but rather reflects the refusal of almost all commentators to contend with the political economy that determined the outcome of the election. Long-term processes of income redistribution from working people to everyone else, non-working welfare recipients as well as the very rich, had been evident for at least two decades. (I explored the phenomenon in my book The Endangered American Dream, 1993.) Those changes called for a painful party realignment (which would have cost the Democrats their ample Wall Street funding) that never happened – not even when Bernie Sanders arrived to be its instrument. The Democratic Party officials and leading lights of the media elite who helped to deny the nomination to Sanders, and thus very likely the White House, understandably have a guilty conscience, because they truly did everything possible to stop him, including ever so discreet anti-Semitic messaging very precisely aimed at black voters wavering in their pre-ordained fealty to Hillary Clinton.

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Here’s The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google

5th August 2017

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The fact that it’s characterized as a ‘screed’, when it appears to be an earnest and thoughtful presentation of the writer’s argument, demonstrates what sort of bias he’s up against.

The fact that it is publicly available, on the other hand, offers us hope that the rot isn’t too bad yet.

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Thought for the Day

5th August 2017

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Samantha Bee Discovers Many Iraqi Kurds Love Donald Trump

4th August 2017

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I’ll bet that put her panties in a wad.

Bee is a rather prominent Voice of the Crust.

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Thought for the Day

4th August 2017

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Bear Grabs and Brutally Mauls Tourist Who Dangled Food Into Its Enclosure in Thailand

4th August 2017

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Tell the truth: We’ve all wanted to do that.

Think of it as evolution in action.

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Donald Trump Has Taken Off Three Times as Much Holiday as Barack Obama

4th August 2017

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And gotten about twice as much done for the country, like reducing illegal immigration and getting rid of sucky federal regulations.

Just goes to show.

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