Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Associative Mating of the Hildebeast and Billy the Rapist

I've pointed out before it's all about "associative mating" and not this alpha/beta "alpha fux and beta bux" babble.

Let's take Hilliary and Bill Clinton.

Both of them are utterly corrupt career politicians, pathological liars and sinfully greedy with their desire for money and power. Their relationship is associative mating, and not in a good way. But it's still associative mating.

I know a retired man who went to high school with Hillary Clinton. Strangely, he told me she was a very nice person in those days. But that didn't last for long.

And as soon as Bill and Hillary met each other - wham! And the country has been paying for it ever since.

I had a man I know, who spent his career as a political consultant, tell me he's known only one honest politician in his life. The rest had sex, money and drug problems.

Hillary Clinton is a drunken lesbian and Bill Clinton is a sexual predator and rapist. Do tell! And what drugs has Bill Clinton done? None? HAR HAR HAR!!! Next you'll tell me Duyba Shrub wasn't an alcoholic and cokehead and that his wife didn't murder teenagers in a car wreck!

One of Bill's former paramours said Bill used to wear her nightie and play the saxophone, and told her Hillary had several abortions and had Chelsea only for political reasons - to convince the electorate she was "motherly."

Both Bill and Hillary sound close to being sociopathic.

Bill has something Hillary does not and never will - charm and charisma. However, these are not good things. "Charm" actually means to cast as spell on someone, just like in magic. That's what a "charm" means. Just like the charm bracelet some of the girls wore in grade and middle school.

Let's put it this way: Hitler had enormous charm he directed toward women - and they fell for him.

With his charm and charisma Bill ended up being quite popular with women - but only women who are mental cases fall for it. Look at Monica Lewinsky, who thought Bill Clinton was going to dump his wife for this unattractive, overweight JAP (when I was in college some guys held a party and put a sign on their door: "No JAPS and fat chicks").

I've know a few men who had charm and charisma. And every one of them screwed up their lives - and did it because of their inability to keep their dicks in their pants. And every woman I saw them get involved with them was mental.

The only thing that explains the relationship of Bill and Hillary Clinton is that each recognized the monster in each other - and were attracted to it. That's associative mating, for good or bad.

Faith, Family, Community and Meaningful Work

What win I, if I gain the thing I seek?
A dream, a breath, the froth of fleeting joy
Who buys a minute's mirth to wail a week?
Who seeks eternity to get a toy?
For one sweet grape, who will the vine destroy?
- The Rape of Lucrece

I've said for years the most important things in life are meaning, importance and community. Later I realized gratitude - thankfulness - is an immensely important one (again, as Meister Eckhardt wrote, "If the only prayer you say is 'thank you,' it will be enough").

Even Freud, who was a nut, said "work and love" were the two most important things in life.

Arthur C. Brooks, in his book, The Conservative Heart, wrote it should be "faith, family, community, and meaningful work."

Money is important, but once you have enough, there is no added happiness to getting more. Is Carlos Slim the happiest man in the world? Bill Gates? Donald Trump? George Soros?

Politics is the art of preventing preventable evils. In the U.S. it was supposed to let us pursue happiness (which is a pretty bad translation of the Greek eudamonia, which means well-being, or flourishing, which comes about through arete or excellence).

Our government pretty much stopped doing that during the '60s, and a lot of it can be blamed on LBJ with his attempts to spend us into the Great Society - which had the opposite effect.

Things have gotten so bad, with the destruction of the middle-class (which is the government's fault) that people en masse have supported Trump and Sanders. And what is the Republican party doing? Looking in the mirror and wondering what they have done to create this? Of course not. They're doing everything that can to overturn the will of the people, stop Trump and try to elect stumblebums like Cruz and Kasich (which means handing the election to the Hildebeast).

The government has been trying to destroy families, faith, communities and meaningful work. And what is supposed to replace those things? Why, the god of the State!

Which is more like worshiping Satan than anything else. Remember the Three Temptations of Jesus? One of them was having power over the kingdoms of the world - and he declined.

Leftism is based on envy and hate. And again I'll point out that it's been noticed for thousands of years (and it's probably the theme of every "fairy tale" that has ever existed) you can feel gratitude or else envy, but you can't feel both at the same time.

Politics cannot fix problems. That's not its purpose. But it can fix things to the extent that most people can pursue faith and family and community and meaningful work. And have gratitude for having those things.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Ultimately it's all supported by violence

Ultimately it's all based on violence or the threat of it. Of course I don't like but just because I don't like it doesn't mean it's not true.

By the way, that quote is from Rudyard Kipling.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

War and the Sheeple

"Society is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an élite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a willful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the very majority whom the system oppresses." - Richard K. Morgan

I try to keep things simple. When it comes to war:

War is a racket (as Smedley Butler noticed).

Soldiers are pawns (the booger-eating Jew war criminal Henry Kissinger called them “stupid animals”).

The rich get richer and everyone else else gets poorer.

The rich and politically connected start the wars; the poor fight them (“Rich man’s war, poor man’s fight”).

Patriotism is not the last refuge of scoundrels but the first.

There are not separate wars but one war with breathers in between (WWI led to WWII; WII lead to Korea, then Vietnam…).

Rulers are an odd sort - cowardly wolves.The masses are sheeple.

In war there is no murder (“collateral damage”).

Countries have no friends, just shifting alliances.

The sheeple are hypnotized, otherwise they would not continually get led to their slaughter.

The excuse for every war is that we are under attack by insane, bloodthirsty monsters. It's amazing the number of people who fall for it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

"How to Win Friends and Influence People"

I read Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People when I was a teenager. Apparently it didn't make much of an impression on me at the time, because I remember nothing about it. But then, I was about 16.

Recently I read cause to read it again, and it a made a whole of sense. No wonder it was a best-seller.

Amazing what Carnegie, who was from a small farming town in northeast Missouri, figured out. On one thing, he realized that the first defense of people is to blame their problems on other people. To scapegoat them, although he never uses the term.

When a person does that, they can never take the other person's side of the story (the Manosphere, in its complete delusions, refers to these narcissists as "Dark Triad psychopaths" and "alphas." In reality they're buffoons who only get things right by accident).

When you stop blaming all of your problems on other people, the you can treat the person with respect, consideration (which is to understand their side of the story) and appreciation (he even uses William James's observation that to be appreciated is the greatest desire of people).

That, in a nutshell, is what he recommends. Strangely I had figured these things out myself, so it's too bad Carnegie didn't make more of an impression on me when I was a teenager.

I've had some terrible bosses in my life, and almost all of them got fired. They never saw it coming, of course. They thought they were going a great job, and of course it was someone else's fault they got in trouble. And the ones who didn't get fired were protected by their bosses - who were incompetent themselves (first-raters hire first-raters; second-raters hire third-raters, and those third-raters hire fourth -raters).

I've seen the same thing when it comes to teachers. I've known some terrible ones, who were protected by their bosses, and who had no idea of how to treat the kids.

I've mentioned before I was raised in a criminal town and know a lot of people who've been in prison. Very few of them were truly bad guys, just impulsive and not that bright. I've always treated them with respect and consideration and have never had a problem with any of them.

None of these things were taught to me in school, by my parents, in church, or at work. If I had been aware enough, I could have learned it from a man who went to a nowhere teacher's college in northwestern Missouri. - and ended up being world-famous and wealthy because he had figured out something no one else had, even though it was staring them in the face.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

"Inside Every Gook There is an American Trying to Get Out"

That's a quote from the movie, Full Metal Jacket, and it is utterly false. But then, that was the point of the movie.

I was raised during Vietnam. From about seven to 17. I had no interest in the news in those days, but occasionally I would briefly watch it with my father and remember seeing comments from the newscasters about how today 376 Vietcong were killed and eight Americans. And that went on day after day, week after week, year after year.

At this rate, I thought, pretty soon there aren't going to be any Vietnamese left (by the way, we killed about two-and-one-half -million of them, and got absolutely nothing good done. Robert McNamara, who I'm sure is trying to find Brylcream in Hell, said we committed a horrendous war crime. Genocide.

By the time I was 21 years old I had pretty much figured things out. There's the free market and political liberty, which evolves from the ground up and then there is the State, which attempts to impose things from the top down.

That's what happened in Vietnam. We attempted to impose things from the top down, by slaughter and mass murder and massive destruction. Not surprisingly at all, it didn't work.

When that inbred dumbass Dubya Shrub, with his narrow head and squinty lopsided eyes, started babbling about how Iraq, with its economy one percent of the U.S. and a mean IQ of 87, was going to detonate nuclear weapons in New York City, I rolled my eyes.

We have to invade them! And Afghanistan! Mass murder and mass destruction!

Bush is a war criminal and deserves to spend the rest of his life in prison. Along with Dick Cheney and the rest of those neocon cowards and murderers and traitors.

I knew the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were not going to work and in fact make things worse. Now we have ISIS or whatever the hell it's called, and attempts to overthrow the government of Syria...and only God knows what is going to happen six months from now. It won't be anything good, though.

Sooner or later we are going to have to give up this genocidal nonsense. The United States in an empire, and empires always fall. And for us, the sooner the better.

And when this happens, the warmongers and chickenhawks will find to their great surprise the countries they've been trying to turn into America will suddenly turn right back into their original cultures. Just the way the Vietnamese did - and the country is no longer a threat to us. For that matter, it never was.

Islam is not a threat to us. It hasn't been for 700 years. And to the extent it is a threat, there should be no Muslims in the United States or the West. So why are we importing these inbred morons?

They're never to going to turn into Americans, no matter how many of them we murder.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Being Raised With Boys Who Turned Into Criminals

I was raised with a bunch of boys who turned into criminals and served time in prison. I get along just fine with ex-cons, even now. They're not bad people for the most part - just impulsive and not very bright.

Before I go any further, I'll tell a story about a man I know who was a mercenary. He served with the Ian Smith regime in the former Rhodesia and killed a whole bunch of Commies. He seemed to enjoy it, or perhaps, didn't mind it.

After that little tiff was over, he moved back to the U.S. and became head of security in a rather bad area. He introduced himself to all the drug dealers and pimps in the area and basically told all of them, you don't bother me and cause trouble and I will respect you and not interfere wth your business.

He never had a bit of trouble with any of them.

When he told me this I had already figured it out from being raised in the area I was raised in.

As I said, I get along just fine with the ex-cons I've met. Why? I treat them with respect and in turn they give me no trouble.

Decades ago in college I used to work in a warehouse, on a line putting their products in boxes and also folding boxes. It paid minimum wage, which went a lot further in those days than now. You could live on it, but just barely.

There were a lot of ex-cons there and also many low-IQ people - I estimate their IQs were in the low 90s.

Once thing I noticed is that when these people were given responsibility and treated with respect their attitudes changed. They started acting like mature adults, even though their raises were only about 50 cents more than minimum wage.

I shook their hands and told them they deserved the promotion and raise. I suspect that had never happened in their lives.

It reminded me of something William James had written over a century ago: the greatest desire for people is to be appreciated.

When I graduated and got a job as a newspaper reporter and then editor, I found I had only one good boss. The rest were idiots who were completely lacking in any managerial skills. And this included people who had MBAs from Harvard and Yale.

For one thing they didn't treat their employees with any respect or appreciation and wondered why their employees walked off the job after sabotaging everything they could. Or filing lawsuit after lawsuit.

In fact, all three newspapers I worked at are now out of business.

They never understood the workers were the ones who supported the business and did all the work, and the "managers" generally got in the way.

Let's put it this way: when you get ex-cons with IQs of about 93 who have better people skills and are better managers than those with MBAs from Harvard and Yale... what does that say about such college degrees?

Not much, obviously. In many cases, their worth is less than zero.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

"The Deep State is the Source of All Negativity"

This is from Zerohedge and written by Douglas Casey.

I’d like to address some aspects of the Greater Depression in this essay.

I’m here to tell you that the inevitable became reality in 2008. We’ve had an interlude over the last few years financed by trillions of new currency units.

However, the economic clock on the wall is reading the same time as it was in 2007, and the Black Horsemen of your worst financial nightmares are about to again crash through the doors and end the party. And this time, they won’t be riding children’s ponies, but armored Percherons.

To refresh your memory, let me recount what a depression is.

The best general definition is: A period of time when most people’s standard of living drops significantly. By that definition, the Greater Depression started in 2008, although historians may someday say it began in 1971, when real wages started falling.

It’s also a period of time when distortions and misallocations of capital are liquidated, and when the business cycle, which is caused exclusively by currency debasement, also known as inflation, climaxes. That results in high unemployment, business failures, uncompleted construction, bond defaults, stock market crashes, and the like.

Fortunately, for those who benefit from the status quo, and members of something called the Deep State, the trillions of new currency units delayed the liquidation. But they also ensured it will now happen on a much grander scale.

The Deep State is an extremely powerful network that controls nearly everything around you. You won’t read about it in the news because it controls the news. Politicians won’t talk about it publicly. That would be like a mobster discussing murder and robbery on the 6 o’clock news. You could say the Deep State is hidden, but it’s only hidden in plain sight.

The Deep State is the source of every negative thing that’s happening right now. To survive the coming rough times, it’s essential for you to know what it’s all about.

The State

Now, what causes economic problems? With the exception of natural events like fires, floods, and earthquakes, they’re all caused directly and indirectly by the State, through its wars, taxes, regulations, and inflation.

Yes, yes, I know this is an oversimplification, that human nature is really at fault, and the institution of the State is only a mass dramatization of the psychological aberrations and demons that lie within us all. But we don’t have time to go all the way down the rabbit hole, so let’s just talk about the proximate rather than the ultimate causes of the Greater Depression. And here, I want to talk about the nature of the State, in general, and then something called the Deep State, in particular.

A key takeaway, and I emphasize that because I expect it to otherwise bounce off the programmed psyches of most people, is that the very idea of the State itself is poisonous, evil, and intrinsically destructive. But, like so many bad ideas, people have come to assume it’s part of the cosmic firmament, when it’s really just a monstrous scam. It’s a fraud, like your belief that you have a right to free speech because of the First Amendment, or a right to be armed because of the Second Amendment. No, you don’t. The U.S. Constitution is just an arbitrary piece of paper...entirely apart from the fact the whole thing is now just a dead letter. You have a right to free speech and to be armed because they’re necessary parts of being a free person, not because of what a political document says.

Even though the essence of the State is coercion, people have been taught to love and respect it. Most people think of the State in the quaint light of a grade school civics book. They think it has something to do with “We the People” electing a Jimmy Stewart character to represent them. That ideal has always been a pernicious fiction, because it idealizes, sanitizes, and legitimizes an intrinsically evil and destructive institution, which is based on force. As Mao once said, political power comes out of the barrel of a gun. But things have gone far beyond that. We’re now in the Deep State.

The Deep State

The concept of the Deep State originated in Turkey, which is appropriate, since it’s the heir to the totally corrupt Byzantine and Ottoman empires. And in the best Byzantine manner, the Deep State has insinuated itself throughout the fabric of what once was America. Its tendrils reach from Washington down to every part of civil society. Like a metastasized cancer, it can no longer be easily eradicated.

I used to joke that there was nothing wrong with Washington that 10 megatons on the capital couldn’t cure. But I don’t say that anymore. Partially because it’s too dangerous, but mainly because it’s now untrue. What’s now needed is 10 megatons on the capital, and four more bursts in a quadrant 10 miles out.

In many ways, Washington models itself after another city with a Deep State, ancient Rome. Here’s how a Victorian freethinker, Winwood Reade, accurately described it:

Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, the timber of the Atlas, the grain of Africa and Egypt; and the carts brought out nothing but loads of dung. That was their return cargo.

The Deep State controls the political and economic essence of the U.S. This is much more than observing that there’s no real difference between the left and right wings of the Demopublican Party. It’s well known by anyone with any sense (that is, by everybody except the average voter) that although the Republicans say they believe in economic freedom (but don’t), they definitely don’t believe in social freedom. And the Democrats say they believe in social freedom (but don’t), but they definitely don’t believe in economic freedom.

Who Is Part of the Deep State?

The American Deep State is a real, but informal, structure that has arisen to not just profit from, but control, the State.

The Deep State has a life of its own, like the government itself. It’s composed of top-echelon employees of a dozen Praetorian agencies, like the FBI, CIA, and generals, admirals, and other military operatives...long-term congressmen and senators...and directors of important regulatory agencies.

But Deep State is much broader than just the government. It includes the heads of major corporations, all of whom are heavily involved in selling to the State and enabling it. That absolutely includes Silicon Valley, although those guys at least have a sense of humor, evidenced by their “Don’t Be Evil” motto. It also includes all the top people in the Fed, and the heads of all the major banks, brokers, and insurers. Add the presidents and many professors at top universities, which act as Deep State recruiting centers...all the top media figures, of course...and many regulars at things like Bohemian Grove and the Council on Foreign Relations. They epitomize the status quo, held together by power, money, and propaganda.

Altogether, I’ll guess these people number a thousand or so. You might analogize the structure of the Deep State with a huge pack of dogs. The people I’ve just described are the top dogs.

But there are hundreds of thousands more who aren’t at the nexus, but who directly depend on them, have considerable clout, and support the Deep State because it supports them. This includes many of the wealthy, especially those who got that way thanks to their State connections...the 1.5 million people who have top secret clearances (that’s a shocking, but accurate, number)... plus top players in organized crime, especially the illegal drug business, little of which would exist without the State. Plus mid-level types in the police and military, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.

These are what you might call the running dogs.

Beyond that are the scores and scores of millions who depend on things remaining the way they are. Like the 50%-plus of Americans who are net recipients of benefits from the State...the 60 million on Social Security...the 66 million on Medicaid...the 50 million on food stamps...the many millions on hundreds of other programs... the 23 million government employees and most of their families. In fact, let’s include the many millions of average Joes and Janes who are just getting by.

You might call this level of people, the vast majority of the population, whipped dogs. They both love and fear their master, they’ll do as they’re told, and they’ll roll over on their backs and wet themselves if confronted by a top dog or running dog who feels they’re out of line. These three types of dogs make up the vast majority of the U.S. population. I trust you aren’t among them. I consider myself a Lone Wolf in this context and hope you are, too. Unfortunately, however, dogs are enemies of wolves, and tend to hunt them down.

The Deep State is destructive, but it’s great for the people in it. And, like any living organism, its prime directive is: Survive! It survives by indoctrinating the fiction that it’s both good and necessary. However, it’s a parasite that promotes the ridiculous notion that everyone can live at the expense of society.

Is it a conspiracy, headed by a man stroking a white cat? I think not. I find it’s hard enough to get a bunch of friends to agree on what movie to see, much less a bunch of power-hungry miscreants bent on running everyone’s lives. But, on the other hand, the top dogs all know each other, went to the same schools, belong to the same clubs, socialize, and, most important, have common interests, values, and philosophies.

The American Deep State rotates around the Washington Beltway. It imports America’s wealth as tax revenue. A lot of that wealth is consumed there by useless mouths. And then, it exports things that reinforce the Deep State, including wars, fiat currency, and destructive policies. This is unsustainable simply because nothing of value comes out of the city.

Polygamy Will Never Come to the United States

I occasionally get some telling me polygamy will come to the United States. None of these supporters understand history, the United States, or human nature.

Of course, some of the more deluded in the Manosphere, with their beliefs in these non-existent "alphas" and "betas," believe the "alphas" will get all the women and the "betas," none.

Again, I'll point out none of them understand history.

There have been polygamous societies in history. All of them were Third World - African and Arab - and all of them were very violent and poor, with no advancement at all. The men weren't "alphas," but lazy bums living off of women's work. Think Africa, which you can see today in the United States. Who in their right mind wants to live like that?

I'll point again none of these people understand history. And I'll again point out that all polygamous societies are violent and poverty-stricken.

The rape of Lucretia was pretty much the founding of Rome, which was when kings were overthrown and the republic was founded. Lucretia was raped and committed suicide - with the implication being kings overbearing tendency to use the military to steal other men's women led to their overthrow.

The same thing happened with Genghis Khan. He and his troops would slaughter all the men, children and old women and take the younger women as concubines. Again, immense violence -death and destruction on a genocidal scale. Terrible, hellish violence. And no advancement whatsoever.

There was some attempt to establish polygamy in the United States with the Mormons. Wherever the Church went, great violence followed, including murder. The Chuch finally gave it up. Polygamy was banned by law after the government saw all the violence.

Resentment is what this is about. Humiliation followed by resentment and vengeance. Envy. Murder. That is human nature. It's what happens when what is yours is stolen from you.

When it's one man and one woman, violence drops like rock and men advance society through discoveries and inventions. Look at all the violence and poverty in "black culture," which is what happens when women marry the state and the men wander from relationship to relationship.

If polygamy were legal in the United States hardly anyone would engage in it - probably ugly women and manginas who can't get anyone. You could probably count them on one hand. It will always be an insignicant problem.

The big problem - huge in fact - is when women marry the State. That is the real problem, not polygamy.

This collapse of marriage will lead to men not bothering to work hard, create and invent, and maintain a peaceful, wealthy society.

By the way, Christianity put an end to polygamy in the West. It never happened with Islam. Think about that when people talk about importing more Muslims.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Every War the U.S. Has Been in Has Been Unnecessary

“Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.” - George Orwell

When I was changing the radio station in my car recently I heard a talk show host make a comment I have heard before - that we have freedom of speech (and all the rest of our freedoms) because of the sacrifices of American soldiers.

This is nonsense. The U.S. has never been in a war to defend the country (by the way, we had been attacking Japan for ten years before Pearl Harbor happened).

About the only one the warmongers can defend is World War II and Iraq (the latter had a GNP one percent of the U.S. and a mean IQ of 87, so of course Duyba Shrub was convinced they were going to detonate a nuclear bomb in New York City). As for Germany they were going to CONQUER THE WORLD!!! (all our enemies are going to conquer the world), just like Pinky and the Brain, which only shows they know nothing of history. The only country that conquered the world was England - and that country was never our friend. After all, we fought two wars with them and they told every lie in the book to get us to defend them in WWI and WWII - including letting the Lusitania be sunk.

WWII, just like WWI, was a European war, and therefore none of our business. Who really won it is Russia - and the fact we supplied them. Otherwise the Germans would have rolled right over them, just the way they were rolling over the British and us. And why did the Germans attack Russia? They wanted to rid the world of Communism - which in those days was originally called "Jewish Bolshevism" (who murdered tens of millions of people more than the Nazis).

The Russians call it "the Great Patriotic War," and in the battle of Stalingrad at least one million Russians and Germans were killed. Perhaps even up to two million. No one really knows. Who counts peasants?

In fact, Patton wanted to team up with the Germans and attack Russia and rid the world of the Communist menace. He knew what was going to happen if it wasn't done. What happened is Korea and Vietnam - and I know a man who was a pilot on a B-29 during Korea. I also knew a tail gunner on a B-17 during WWII and he became an alcoholic because he was unable to live with sight of the burning cities he saw behind him.

Islam? It has been at war with the West and Christianity since it was created by the hallucinations of an epileptic child rapist. But it is a backward religion that has contributed nothing to the world and in fact was friends with the U.S. until we started supporting Israel (the country which attacked the Liberty and slaughtered dozens of American sailors) and started meddling over there and sending troops to occupy Muslim land.

That's why we were attacked on 9-11. We humiliated them and they got revenge on us (feelings of humiliation always lead to some kind of vengeance). It wasn't because of Dubya Shrub's hallucinations about how they attacked us for "our goodness."

And if we are in conflict with them the first step is to stop importing them over here and deport the ones here.

Not at all surprisingly, the ones who howl the loudest for war are the ones who've never gone and have no intention of going. They prefer to sit at home and yell, "Throw the ball here! Now throw it over there!"

The only ones who benefit from war are the rich. That's why there exists the old saying, "Rich man's war, poor man's fight."

The rich get richer - like Bush and Cheney - and everyone else gets poorer, not to mention wounded and dead.

Every person I've known who supported war has never been to one. The ones I know who consider it nothing but death and destruction are the ones who've seen it first hand.

I am not the slightest bit interested in the opinion of any politician on the subject. They're the ones who start the wars and end up watching their bank balances skyrocket while others "make the ultimate sacrifice" or learn to live with traumatic brain injuries and missing body parts.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Manosphere and Steam Engine Time

I have mentioned the concept of "steam engine time" a few times but have not exactly explained it.

It is generally associated with science fiction, but the original term came from Charles Fort, who became famous writing books about showers of frogs when the nearest lake was ten miles away, or spontaneous combustion of drunks, leaving only some fat woman's foot and only lighting scorching the bed. I have one of his books, known as Wild Talents.

Steam Engine Time is a rather important concept. Basically it's the observation that when technology gets advanced enough, or ideas in general, suddenly there are a bunch of people independently discovering or creating the same thing. This is the rule rather than the exception.

As an example, Americans think Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. In other countries someone else has taken that honor. In reality, there were about 25 people simultaneously working on lightbulbs.

All this means Nobel Prizes are dubious at best. When six men are working on the same thing, how can only one get the prize? Because he beat the rest by a day? The "indispensable geniis" is pretty much a myth. About the only one I can think of is Stephen Hawking - and what's he? Once every 500 years?

For the most part, great men are bad men, as Lord Acton noted. Most people know a lot more about genocidal tyrants than men who created great things.

The Manosphere is an example of Steam Engine Time. It exists only because the internet finally got advanced enough - which really didn't happen until about 2000 - to support it.

I can remember back in the middle '80s modems were cradles you put the phone in (and the speed was measured in "bauds"), and they made unpleasant weird electronic noises because there was only dialup. And if you somehow got hold of someone on what passed for the "internet" in those days, it was the Sysop - system operator. Which was some guy sitting in front of his Radio Shack Tandy using Deskmate - both of which I used at work. That was after we upgraded from the Teleram, which was a gloried typewriter which stored info on one of those 5-inch disks. And was not set up to use a modem, so I used to run my disk up to the main office so I could use their modem to transfer my information into their computer - all of which were located in the same room.

Even with the internet, the Manosphere would have never existed with the depravations of leftistfeminism (one word) and all of the havoc it has created. The Manosphere is a reaction against the lunacy of lefistfeminism - but who could have predicted the combination of the internet and leftistfeminism getting so influential?

The first time I noticed the problem must have been 30 years ago, when I read an article by a retired professor at the University of Illinois, who pointed out the coming rage of men who were denied jobs because Affirmative Action means "white men need not apply."

And after that article - boom! Suddenly my friends were being denied jobs in favor of unqualified women and "minorities." I have seen this several times since then.

Trump is also an example of Steam Engine Time. Even if he loses (which I find very doubtful) there are others like him just waiting to go.

Of course the Republican party is blaming Trump for Trump instead of looking at what they have done to the people to drive so many people toward Trump.

Both the Democratic and Republican parties have no concept of Steam Engine Time, no more than they have the concept of personal responsibility. To them it's always someone else’s' fault - Trump, or those oh-so-stupid, ignorant people voting for him. But, no, it's never the fault of either party.

Steam Engine Time is part of the Zeitgeist - the spirit of the times. People go along with it a lot better than the "elites," who are dragged kicking and screaming into it because they don't want to use lose of their power or money or status.

Steam Engine Time is never planned. It never comes top-down, from the government. It arises from the bottom up - and even then it's unplanned. It just evolves, sometimes with amazing rapidity.

Currently Steam Engine Time is about Muslims being beaten and burned out in Europe, which is a prelude to their leaving before they're lined up against a wall and shot. It's about the closing of the borders in the U.S. along with the deportation of criminal Third Worlders.

These things were not planned, top-down from the government. They arose unplanned from the people. And there are no "leaders," just some people running to the front of the parade and yelling, "Follow me!"

People who pretend Steam Engine Time doesn't exist tend to get run over and squashed by it. And quite often, that's just fine with me.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Most Popular Man I've Ever Met

The most popular man I've met (popular with women) bore a strong resemblance to a young Brad Pitt. Oddly, he was a woman's hairdresser, but wasn't gay. He reminded me of Warren Beatty's character in Shampoo.

He had women showing up at his apartment telling him they wanted to fuck (that's an exact quote).

He was also the most bored man I've ever met and spent a lot of his spare time just sitting there watching TV.

I met him through a PUA I still know, one I've written about before. A podiatrist who devoted his life to seducing women (a little more than a hundred) and destroyed his life though drug addiction (he lost all his teeth). He is also impulsive and a coward.

My PUA "friend" tried to hang out with this hairdresser, hoping to get his seconds. Didn't work out as he hoped.

Neither of these men was an "alpha" (a concept the True Believers don't understand at all). They were closer to being "omegas," in the real sense - impulsive, self-centered, cowardly, seeing women for sex only but incapable of sustaining a relationship. Trying to fill their empty lives with sex and drugs. Suffering from what have been considered sins - ennui and lust.

As I've pointed out before more than once, the Manosphere gets these things backwards. It comes from having no experience in life - and I've had more than I wanted.

I have no idea what happened to this man. He'd be over 60 by now so of course he's not as good-looking or popular as he used to be. I've haven't seen him in 30 years.

I hope he straightened up his life. But based on the experience I have with these guys - I seriously doubt it.

I will mention that as far back as the ancient Greeks it was noticed that those who devote their lives to physical pleasure always become degraded.

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Manosphere is Basically Full of Shit

The Keynesian Sexual Marketplace

I actually know guys who have fucked over 100 women. All of them were cowards who screwed up their lives in a major way. I could have screwed close to that many but the idea was always disgusting to me.

I guarantee you "Roosh" and "Rossy" and "Vox Day" are wimps and liars. Con men. Grifters. Dark Triad? Alphas? Did they pull these concepts out of their butts?

This article is from the No Ma'am blog.

(This article was originally written in reference to an article which featured an interview with well-known PUA, Neil Strauss, who boldly stated his support for feminism - it caused a tizzy in the manosphere at the time, since many felt it is not possible to be pro-game and pro-feminist.)

The art of seduction, commonly known as "game," has become a big focus in the manosphere over the past few years. I would like to make clear that I believe many of the elements of game are real and I agree that men should know about the attraction triggers of women. Game is essential to understanding the problems that we face as men in society. Without this knowledge, men will continue to be run around in circles, never getting anywhere – as has been evidenced over the past forty years. However, I learned about game in a bit different of a way than most. First, I learned via observation and through two friends of mine who both had extremely high partner counts - one I estimate has slept with 200 people and the other I suspect is in the 400 range. (Both are 40'ish now and the numbers add up over the decades). Things like social proofing and increasing one's sexual market value by "climbing" from one chick to the next I had figured out on my own by the late 1990's. But it wasn't until I read the Book of Bonecrcker at somewhere around 2005 or 2006 that I really seen it laid out in print in a way that corresponded with my own life experiences and observations.

The Bonecrcker is different from much of the game-o-sphere in one key way: His definitions of Alpha, Beta & Omega are entirely different from the conventional definitions we are using today. I still believe that he is closer to the underlying "Truth" with his ordering of these definitions because he goes beyond merely "scoring" and a high partner count in his definitions, for he includes social status and the ability to co-operate with other men - in order to create power - as part of his definition of "alpha."

Here are the definitions I learned it under, which will make sense further along in my argument.

Alpha: The “top” male – both sexually and socially.

Beta: Most males in the population. The average guy.

Omega: The scum/deviant/criminal class

Zeta: Weak-willed males

Alpha males don’t usually get the most partners. Alpha males get the best chick around and she beats off all the other women with a stick. Alpha males are respected in society – they are not only sexually attractive, but they also have great social power and have the respect and admiration of other men. Think back to when you were in high-school. The star quarterback, while he could have shagged a lot of 6’s, 7’s and 8’s, that is not generally what he does. What happens is he gets the prom queen – the best/hottest chick – and they usually stay together for quite a while. He does not trade his “10” in for quickies with a series of “7’s”. The top male pairs off with the top female and they tend to stay together.

Keep in mind that female hypergamy comes into play with the Alpha. If the prom queen is dating a "10", then who would she "trade up" for? Most men are not 10's and there is pretty much only one Alpha in any closed group (it's zero sum). Most males are 5's (average), leaving the range from 6 to 10 for female hypergamy to wish to trade up for when she's dating an "average guy." At the top end of the scale, however, there become very, very few prospects for her to view as better than her current 10, and so the top pair tends to stay together.

“Beta” males are almost all other males. They are not weak wimps, as they are so often derided as. They are merely the males that come in second place (or further). Not everyone can win the footrace and place 1st. The sexual marketplace is a zero sum game. There cannot be 12 alphas of equal sexual-social rank. It just doesn’t work that way with hypergamy. She prefers only the best, and that does not refer to the “top dozen,” but only number one is “The Best.” Beta males generally have more sexual partners than Alpha males as they screw around lots when they are younger and sort out their socio-sexual rankings before finding the right socio-sexually ranked female to pair off with. Being 2nd place does not mean you are a slow runner – it merely means you are second place, which is still higher than third, which is still better than fourth. You cannot have 12 firsts – except in modern feminist-inspired schoolyard sports.

“Omega” males are the scum class as well as the sexually deviant class. These are the bad-boys and these are also the guys who have multiple sex partners. A key characteristic of Omega males is that they cannot form stable relationships. They are not powerful like Alpha males. They might get lots of girls, but essentially they are powerless in society and have little real respect from those around them - especially other males. Girls may screw them, but girls don’t stay with them. Not having the respect of other males makes them socially powerless, and this is the key to why they are not Alpha males.

“Zeta” males are weak-willed males. They rarely get sex and when they do, they are ruthlessly manipulated and exploited by women.

When the game community talks “Alpha” they are really describing “Omega” and when they say “Beta” they are really describing “Zeta.” The proper references to Real Alphas and Real Betas are missing.

Now, one has to keep in mind that since the rise of feminism in our culture, most males have been relentlessly propagandized to believe that Zeta characteristics are the proper ones. After 40 some years of this, as well as a healthy heaping of totalitarian styled laws removing all sorts of powers from the average male, indeed, if most males are “Beta” males (ie. average people), then it is true that this indoctrination has indeed encouraged and tricked the average man into taking on many characteristics of the weak-willed Zeta. In this sense it is understandable to confuse the modern Beta with the traditional Zeta.

However, it is entirely false to confuse the Alpha with Omega traits. One must keep in mind that human beings naturally exhibit pair-bonding and Alphas still pair bond while Omegas do not. Most high partner count people I know, such as my two friends I mentioned above, are Omegas, not Alphas. They are sexual deviants with numerous sexual partners but their social ranking is low and that is why they need to continually game more than one woman at a time. They can only fool a woman into believing they are Alpha for a short amount of time and they have little ability to actually keep a woman of high mating value. Another reason they continually need to have more than one chick on the go is to protect their own emotional vulnerability. Of course, this behaviour also provides the Omega male with social proofing, which helps them get more chicks, but this is a different kind of social proofing than that which the Alpha male gets.

The “true” Alpha – the high-school football star who’s screwing the prom queen - doesn’t need to be sexually promiscuous in order to be social proofed. He is social proofed already by dating the best chick. All the other girls “know” who the best chick is, and they hate her with an envy that would turn Kermit the Frog three shades greener than he already is. Also, every girl would like to replace the prom queen herself, because they all know that the prom queen’s boyfriend is the highest value male and whoever can displace the prom queen will become the new female atop of their female ranking. In other words, the “real Alpha” doesn’t need to screw dozens of chicks to have social proofing. He’s already got it by banging the hottest chick, which every other girl wishes she could be. Should he and the prom queen split, there will be a plethora of women from the lowest sexual rank to the highest trying to achieve status by being the prom queen’s replacement. He will be snapped up again very, very fast by another very high value female, and he will again ignore all the women below that level.

Another factor that has enabled Omega behavior to be successful is urban anonymity. It is easy to be a “sexual sniper” in the big city where the Omega can easily disappear into the background before the valuable Beta class finds him out and ruins his life. You cannot rise in socio-sexual ranking when you are constantly cuckolding all those around you, whose co-operation you would need in order to gain social power in society. Keep in mind that urban growth is a relatively recent phenomenon in human history. For most of history humans lived in relatively small, rural communities and they needed the co-operation and respect of those around them, especially other males, in order to survive.

An apt example of these forces and their results is found within economics. In Keynesian Economics, we see all kinds of market distortions. Low/negative real interest rates discourage savings in favor of spending – and anyone with half a brain knows that you can’t spend yourself to prosperity. However, when faced with falsely imposed negative interest rates, spending money suddenly does make more sense than saving money which will have less value in the future. In Keynesian Economics, low interest rates also lead to excessive speculation, when anyone with a quarter of a brain knows that sound investing is more profitable in the long run than risky speculation.

In the same way, what we really have going on in society is almost a “Keynesian Sexual Marketplace.” In other words, a false economy based on Government Totalitarianism, enabled by Urban Anonymity, and fortified by relentless propaganda encouraging the “average Beta” to assume the traits of the weak-willed Zeta – with some further false sexually economic factors in the form of the pill and abortion – all combining to skew the “free sexual market.” The whole thing is as false as fiat money is to gold, and should these factors be removed, humans would likely revert back to a more traditional sexual marketplace – the kind often ballyhooed about in foreign cultures where things are not as far along in their screwed-upness as ours.

If it were not for things like government totalitarianism, women who mate with the scum class would find survival very difficult for themselves and their spawn. Many would likely die – and rightfully too, according to nature - for choosing an anti-survival strategy of mating with powerless Omegas who are unable to properly pair-bond. “True Alpha” males – those with high social and sexual value – would survive the best, as they have the best ability to provide, and all the lower ranking males and females (the Beta class), would again quickly pair off simply for survival’s sake. No animal, with the exception of perhaps lemmings, chooses anti-survival methods of living.

As for the Omega class, were it not for urban anonymity where they can disappear before being forced to deal with the consequences of their actions, they too would likely disappear quickly – most likely at the hands of the socially valuable Alphas and Betas. If you lived in a rural community and decided to try and screw 100 of the local women, you can almost be guaranteed to make at least 100 very motivated lifelong enemies. Keep in mind that women are like monkeys and don’t let go of one branch until they’ve gotten hold of another. Each time an Omega “scores” another man gets screwed over. Except for virgins, pretty much all women are romantically involved with someone at the time they decide to discard the old for the new. This is not conducive behavior for gaining social power amongst the other males surrounding the Omega male, and in fact will soon leave him completely powerless and struggling for survival. If an Omega were the town blacksmith and he screwed 100 of the local women, he would soon find a large portion of the town shunning him and taking their business to the next town, if someone didn’t outright kill him first for his cuckolding behavior. There is very, very little survival value for a woman and child to be attached to an Omega male. Without government welfare picking up the slack and creating a “Keynesian Sexual Marketplace,” the natural market would soon see both the Omegas and their lovers removed from the race.

And herein lies the quandary with “game” as it is put forth in the Manosphere today. We have the Omega class (low value males – lower than Beta) posing as Alphas (high value males), and since Omegas are the scum class rather than socially powerful Alphas who have other males’ cooperation (along with high female attraction), the Omegas are flourishing while Beta males are floundering after being relentlessly propagandized to emulate the weak-willed traits of the Zetas. And, in many ways, Omegas are scum for how they treat other males. There are many who believe that when out pussy-hunting, it is their right to screw other men’s wives and then get a chuckle at their cuckolding of other men. This is deviant behavior, and certainly not “Alpha.”

I have seen it pointed out before in Game circles that “Alphas” like to consider all women “theirs” and will try to undermine the “Betas” to protect his harem. This is, I believe, incorrect. It is deviant Omega behavior that does this. The Alpha has lots of social co-operation in society because he has only one chick – the hottest one – and he stays with her, thereby not screwing over multitudes of other men whose cooperation he needs in order to accomplish things. It is the Omegas that choose to screw multitudes of people over in order to achieve their sexual goals.

The Omega male will also support feminism in many regards, as it makes women sexually loose and into bonafide sluts. The Omega gamesman wants women to be sluts with a screwed up, anti-survival sense of mating, and the Omega wants his sexual competitors to be denigrated, taking on Zeta male traits to the point of them being sexually unattractive to the females in his line of vision.

Most faux-Alpha Omegas are also actively trying to dominate other men (AMOG'ing) in order to raise their sexual ranking and are quite pleased when they succeed in doing so. This is deviancy and is not conducive to social climbing but rather, it produces the opposite. Both of my high-partner count friends I ended up ejecting from my life because the troubles they brought about to themselves, and by extension to me, was enormous. They also had no qualms of sleeping with their friends' girlfriends if they could get away with it. "Bro's before ho's" had no meaning to both of my high partner count friends and there was constantly a shit-storm following them around because of it. The one - the guy who has slept with around 200 women - was relentless in trying to cock-block his friends in regard to women, unless he had banged the woman first. As long as he had screwed the chick first, he was OK with one of his buddies dating her after. I also discovered over time that he had slept with almost all of his friends' wives behind their backs at one time or another - usually during times of marital difficulty - and he even had it down to a science. When you start hearing about "nailing your friend's wife game," you know you are getting into the deviancy quadrant.

Think of the guy in the pub who always tries to comb everyone else down with his superior IQ, his superior vehicle, his superior house, his superior fighting (bragging) skills, his superior blah blah blah, compared to your stupidity, your piece of crap car and house, your wimpy attitude… yeah, that is usually the guy that ends up sitting alone in the corner all alone because nobody likes him and nobody wants to co-operate with him. Now think of that same guy but he is trying to dominate you by sexually stealing your woman, and everyone else’s woman too! Not only is it homo-erotic to try and dominate other men by proxy through women, but it also might convince some of those men to get up out of their chair and deal with the situation in a very primal way. This is not the behavior of an Alpha who has high social standing, but is deviant behavior typical of the scum/criminal class, creating damage wherever they go.

On the other hand, I know two "true alphas."

They are both assertive and dominant with their women. The one guy is one of my best friends. My jaw just dropped when I seen him walk in with his new girlfriend - the absolute hottest girl in town.

You know what? He refused to have sex with her for the first two months they dated... said he didn't want to until he knew they had real feelings for each other (ie. qualifying). He also told her she was not allowed to work as a waitress at a pub or anything like that - he just would not stand for it, having all kinds of men at the pub always hitting on her.

She conformed herself around him and they have been together now for around 16 years. When you went to their house, you rang the door bell and knew you had to wait for five minutes because they had to get dressed - after 8 or 9 years, they still had sex four times a day. The last time I was there (I don't live in the same town anymore), he was in the shower while she called and left a dirty message for him on the answering machine... I was in the living room having a beer with his dad and he was in such a hurry to get out of the shower so we wouldn't hear that he fell, ripped the curtain off the shower, and ran out naked to stop the recording. His dad and I laughed at him repeatedly all night. But good for him it is like that after all those years.

The other "alpha" I knew was a guy who married a chick fifteen years younger. He was 40 and she was 25 when they met. They had been married for a little over ten years when I knew them. He had been through the divorce wringer before and told her they were going to follow traditional gender roles, and that was that.

They would have me over for dinner, and afterwards, I would try to help cleaning up and doing the dishes.

"No no no, Rob," he would say to me. "We follow gender roles in this house. You came here to help me put siding up on the house for a weekend and she didn't help because that was man's work. Now it is time for her to do her work. Let's go into the living room and watch NASCAR."

You know, it was one of the best working marriages I've ever seen. She was very happy.

Both of these men were very popular and had lots of friends as well as respect in the community. There is definitely a difference between these men and the two high-partner-count friends I had, who got into fist fights almost as regularly as they got laid. The two "true alphas" had enormous social respect and co-operation while the two high-number friends had a vast number of enemies and were always looking over their shoulder.

Does this mean that Game in the conventional sense that we have come to know doesn’t work? Absolutely not. It works very well – especially in our false sexual marketplace coupled with the ability to disappear into a large urban environment where getting along with others socially is not nearly as important as it was only 150 years ago, and throughout most of human history before that. Also, knowing that Beta males are being socially conditioned to adopt Zeta behavior is enormously useful to regular men/Betas. Hopefully it will help the average man reverse the damage which the Zeta-promoting feminist propaganda has brainwashed him with.

But Omega is not Alpha, because Omegas make too many enemies to be socially successful with other men, and when other men don’t want to co-operate with you, you may find yourself truly screwed in society, which in turn makes Omegas of extremely low mating (survival) value. If/when our governments go broke, as well as everyone else along with them, and the failures of society can no longer count on being “bailed out,” the false sexual marketplace will disappear. Without this government interference, women who choose low-value, high mate-count Omegas will again be forced to pay, and pay dearly, for their anti-survival mating strategies and the true Alpha & Beta paradigm will again reappear, simply because of survival strategy. to have sat in gold bullion from 1980 to 2000 while passing on the rising real-estate market because of “false Keynesian influences.” You still have to live in the times you are presented with until natural forces once again over-rule synthetic ones. In the mean time you have to survive and see that your needs are still met. And so it is in the sexual marketplace of today, where men have to adjust their behaviour to ensure their needs are met, and thus certain aspects of game are indeed advisable to utilize. Perhaps the term Ethical Omegas ought to be created. It is unadvisable to pair-bond in our current political climate and yet men's need for sex is very real and cannot be denied, thus men ought to make sure that their needs are met while protecting themselves as much as possible - therefore it is indeed wise to emulate certain Omega traits such as avoiding "one-itis." But, in the back of one’s mind, it would probably be wise to remember that we are living in the times of a false sexual economy and eventually natural forces will overwhelm the synthetic ones. Natural forces have a habit of doing that.

If Trump Doesn't Get the Nomination

Steam Engine Time - "A period of time when many inventors all over the world, despite isolation from each other, and with no contact with each other in any way, begin inventing a similar technology with a coincidental commonality of ideas.

The invention of the steam engine didn't occur in only one place but was invented independently and in isolation by many inventors all over the world."

Another example of steam engine time includes the independent invention of the aeroplane by people in isolation from each other in many different regions of the world, leading to arguments about 'who' invented the aeroplane first.

Let's do a thought experiment and assume Trump doesn't get the nomination. He's going to be very close to getting the necessary delegates and I think will get them, but let's assume he does get very close but the nomination is stolen from him and a moron like Cruz or God forbid the Boring Walking Dead like John Kasich gets it.

What will happen? For one, the utterly corrupt establishment whore the Hildebeast will become President. It will be business as usual, meaning good for her and her friends and bad for everyone else. Meaning the country.

Anything else?

Trump's supporters aren't going to riot. That's for the 87-IQ Third Worlders in our midst, the ones who need to be ejected from my country.

I'll repeat again that Trump is an example of Steam Engine Time, which means there are a bunch of Trumps out there waiting to run for office. And if Trump doesn't get the nomination he's going to be too old to run in four years. He'll be like 75.

Since both the Republican and Democratic parties have been crapping on this country for 40 years and telling us it's ice cream, both need to be uttlerly destroyed.

Most people don't know it but Trump ran for President before on the Reform party ticket. If I had 8 to 10 billion dollars I would pour some of that money into another party. If he did that and it got off the ground Trump might even go down in history even better than if he was elected President - because he'd be the man who saved our country.

Our corrupt, murdering and thieving elites must be overthrown. Our country was founded on overthrowing them.

I'll repeat again it's Steam Engine Time for Trump or those who will come after Trump. And when it's Steam Engine Time nothing can stop it.

Nothing can stop the zeitgeist - the spirit of the times. To be more colorful about it, we need a Schumpeterian gale of creative destruction to wipe the traitors from the government.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Internet, Liberty and Slavery

"Everything that the internet touches it transforms. The barriers to entry come crashing down. Established competitors face nimble competition from upstarts. So, too, in politics." - Douglas Carswell

It's really not quite accurate to describe it as "slavery," but it's close enough (maybe "indentured servant" is better). And you know who I am talking about. Of course, not for all. But for enough.

There are two ways to look at these concepts: top-down command-and-control and bottom-up evolution (which originally meant "unfolding," as from within instead of directed from without). The first is the province of the State and involves attempts at planning by a minuscule group of people (whom Thomas Sowell referred to as "the Anointed") and the second is unplanned evolution through competition and the free market. The second is what creates innovation. And it for all practical purposes it involves everyone.

Wars and chaos are characteristics of the State and unplanned order is characteristic of the free market. I am in fact amazed how far humanity has come considering war appears to be the natural state of mankind with a few breathers in-between of peace and advancement.I wonder how far we would have come without all these wars and destruction?

I sometimes think we're about two thousand years behind where we should be.

Where's my flying car so I can travel to the moon on weekends? It should have been here 500 years ago. Instead I have a Chevy Lumina, on which I just changed the catalytic converter while cursing the entire time.

It comes from reading all that science fiction when I was 12. At the age I read a story by Robert Heinlein called "Waldo," in which a man flew to the moon on a spaceship not much bigger than a broomstick. I remember going "AARGH!"

Everything that is based on top-down command-and-control never works (I will again point out "libertarians" who believe in open borders believe in top-down command-and-control because it takes a ginormous federal government to overrule the states, counties, cities, neighborhoods and people).

Take education, for example. Our school system in based on the Prussian model, which Prussia adopted after being stomped by Napoleon's troops. Students were taught to be obedient little automatons, to make them good soldiers. The whole thing was top-down command-and-control and the students were supposed to be transformed into the Borg.

The whole sit-march-sit-ring-the-bell comes from Prussia. And what the hell are we doing using some model that comes from a totalitarian society?

In fact, there were Prussian mercenaries during our First War for Independence. Some who were captured wanted stay here instead of being repatriated. "Freedom! A wife! Land!"

Our whole educational system needs to be junked so we can go back to the original American model - education was done by the free market. It worked just fine then. And more money is certainly not going to fix the problems today.

Let's take the internet. It evolved on its own from the bottom up, contrary to the hallucinations of Al Gore that he helped invent it. And it's done amazing things for education and the free disemination of information. It's not a "revolution" (which are always bad) but it is a super-fast evolution.

There is a concept known as "steam engine time." When it was time for the steam engine to be invented, then it was invented. If James Watt hadn't done it, someone else would have.

It's amazing how many things were invented/discovered at the same time by several different people. Yet we are taught about the "great man" concept. Some do exist but they are vanishingly rare.

I pointed out recently the internet has caused barriers to entry to come crashing down. Many newspapers have gone out of business, and I am smiling about it. These papers were run by incompetents and could not keep up with the changes.

I know this because I worked for three newspapers and all of them are now out of business.

The same applies to politics. Before the internet - say in the last 15 years - Trump would have never stood a chance. More than anything he is a creation of the internet, and the soon-to-be¬¬¬-dead Mainstream Media is howling in agony about how everyone is ignoring them and their hatred of Trump.

Trump is an example of "steam engine" time. If not him it would be someone else like him. It's about a bunch of different factors coming together at the time.

The idea is of a vanishingly small minority trying to impose their views on citizens from the top down is on its way out.

Leviathan (the most oppressive thing that has ever existed) is in trouble and as always I am smiling. Grining, actually.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Women Should Not be Allowed to Vote or Run for Office

I need use no example except for that corrupt monster know as the Hildebeast. If women were not allowed to vote she would be known only as Bill Clinton's drunken, lesbian "wife." And not scare the smart with her delusions she'd be a good president.

Only one question needs to be asked: are things better since women have gotten the vote? I see no evidence that this has happened.

Many women are natural fascists/socialists, and they put safety above all, including freedom. And since men - specifically white men - invented about 98% of everything in the world, and women have invented about one-hundredth of one percent, why should any women have any say in something they did not create and instead ultimately destroy?

Only someone who has no understanding of human nature would allow that.

Carl Jung once said that women are biologically indispensable because the have the babies and men are culturally indispensable because they created everything. Today, women are declining to have babies except they still expect men to create the culture - and "careers" for barren women. Or attempt to let them "have it all" - babies and career!

Ha! For all practical purposes it's impossible.

If women were not allowed to vote of course they would whine about not being allowed in the boy's treehouse. And they always want in. I guess they figure men are always having some kind of party in there and are engaging in a conspiracy to keep them out.

If only they knew how wrong they are.

Friday, April 15, 2016

The Alt-Right Arose Because of No Barriers to Entry

I have a degree in Mass Communications and was a newspaper reporter and then editor. I noticed in college many journalists are liberal idiots and wondered if I should change my major. I should have.

In one class we were taught newspapers and other media are "gatekeepers." It's true, and when you've got so many liberal idiots this is a bad thing. For that matter, it's a bad thing because of all the "conservative" idiots such as William Buckley, who I met one time when I was a newspaper editor and was not particularly impressed by him. In fact, I considered him a bit of a fraud.

It's always been hard to get influential media off the ground because of barriers to entry. For one thing, they're supported by advertising or rich benefactors.

And along comes the internet, which has no barriers to entry. Anyone can start a blog.

It was because of the blogophere that the Alternative Right arose. It fact it was why Trump arose, and the Mainstream Media is hysterical over the influence of the blogosphere and the rise of Trump. They keep babbling it's populated by racists and working-class morons. Har har! Are they in for a surprise!

Yahoo! No barriers to entry! That's the free market for you!

And I'm loving every second of it.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

“The Story of the Fall of Adam and Eve may be a metaphor for evolutionary events that led to the experience of guilt.”

I’ve posted something similar to this before.

I consider the story of Adam and Eve to be probably the most important myth in the West – how “evil” came into the world, the nature of men and women, what the attainment of self-consciousness did to us.

What the author does not discuss is that with the attainment of self-consciousness comes shame. Shame comes first for little kids, then comes guilt. And that is what happens in the story of the Garden of Eden.

Some cultures are shame-based and based on what others think of you. Like Eastern ones. But they have no or very little guilt. That’s why it’s okay to steal, the way China steals from the U.S., because it’s considered an admirable thing and nothing to have any guilt about.

Others, like the West, are guilt based. Oddly, guilt-based cultures go much further and shame-based one.

I don’t know who wrote this and I can no longer find a link to it.

Myth is a gateway to understanding the drama of consciousness as it plays out in a grand scale. Joseph Campbell once said, "The images of myth are reflections of the spiritual potentialities of every one of us. Through contemplating these, we evoke their powers in our own lives." This statement was taken out of book detailing his conversations with Bill Moyers entitled The Power of Myth.

One of the most powerful mythological stories is that of the story of the events in the Garden of Eden.

While this story is considered by most people as symbolic rather than historical; it does have unsettling parallels in the physiology of guilt. The human brain has been established to have three levels of functions. The brain as it is today is a product of a series of three biological upgrades. Paul Mclean called it “the Triune Brain” some forty years ago.

The theory states that the brain is made of three parts for three purposes. The Brain Stem, also called the reptilian brain, is in charge of bodily concerns as well as reflex motions that ensure survival. This brain is attributed to more primitive traits like social dominance, selfishness and things our culture labels as "evil". This brain is very similar to the ones that run snakes and other reptiles.

Sitting on top the reptilian brain is the mammalian which is common in birds. Together these two brains form the limbic brain. Through this upgrade, we recognize family. It is in this stage of the brain's evolutionary development that animals began to care for their young. Babies soon began to suckle milk until they weaned to ensure their survival. Protective feelings stem from this region. The mammalian brain is also where memories are processed. It is the part where fight or flight responses are triggered. This part of the brain mediates between the reptilian brain's impulses and the cortex brain's reasoning. The cortex, the most recent upgrade is where we strategize, plan and become objective.

At the very center of the two hemispheres in the cortex is the medial pre-frontal cortex, heavily studied for its role in providing motivation and for such positive traits in humanity such as altruism and kindness.

Paul Mclean decades ago visualized a brain to be made of three archetypal characters. A snake, a woman and a man. This theory suggests a fragmentation of the single brain relegating lower functions to the snake brain and higher functions to the male brain. It was in recent years that we discovered that the brain is not as fragmented in function as it seemed decades back. Rather, the brain are separate parts that function in unison. Although the brain indeed has three levels that clearly show our evolutionary origins, researcher Ned Herrman refined the theory further and re-introduced it as the Whole Brain Theory.

While this is so, Mclean's gender associations to the parts of the brain shows up in myths that persist in our culture. The familiar dynamic of the snake, the woman and the man in the Tree of Knowledge shows that we have subconscious knowledge of the true nature of our own minds. One such myth is The Story of the Fall of Adam and Eve.

Judeo-Christian Mystics identifies the story of Adam and Eve's fall from God's grace as the source of all our hardships on earth. Christian theology calls it the source of original sin when man was born with "automatic guilt". The amazing thing about all this religious beliefs is that in may more real than we think it is. However, it is not from an actual historical point of view, but from an anatomical one.

Daniel Goleman explains this in detail in Emotional Intelligence published around a decade back in a chapter he titled “The Anatomy of Emotional Hijacking.” In this chapter, he explains how the mammalian brain, can be duped by signals of survival threats coming from the snake brain to override logical thought in the cortex.

An example that Goleman used to demonstrate this is a real story about a father shot her daughter in the neck with a pistol. His fears that the sounds he heard when he entered the house were from a burglar blinded him from seeing his own daughter come out the closet to surprise him. This potential for colossal mistakes is an anatomical glitch in an otherwise perfectly engineered brain. It is highly possible for reason to fail when we become slaves of our own fear.

In the story of Adam and Eve, the reference to the "Tree of Knowledge between Good and Evil in the midst of the garden" resounds the location of the amygdala at the center the brain. In the beginning of the story of Adam and Eve, "In the middle of it is the tree of life and also the tree of knowledge between good and evil," implying in the way only biblical stories can, that it is the same tree. It is also quite known in esoteric tradition that Tree of Life pertains to the human brain.

The Tree of knowledge between good and evil may be a metaphor for this trap. The Mammalian Brain (or what I like to call the Eve Brain) mediates reasoning between two different kinds of impulses. The one coming from logic (Adam) and the other from reflex (Snake). In our evolutionary history, something happened that triggered the first amygdala hijack. Since then, it became standard fare in our existence. We are now hardwired to tend to act before thinking and do things that we will later regret -- we call this phenomenon, Guilt. So it is true that we are born with this guilt. Only altruistic acts done consistently through generations, could we possibly usher our evolution away from this anomaly.

The practice of rising above fear and letting better judgment reign in our decisions will create corresponding anatomical organs to better facilitate this habit. Our anatomy changes because of our environment the choices we make everyday. Habits of choice become later on embedded in our anatomy so our offspring will be better equipped to make better choices.

Mindfulness means that the cortex is present and functional. Past memories stored in the limbic brain do not interfere with the present circumstances when action in being computed. Lack of mindfulness makes us jumpy. We react before thinking.

The Neanderthal brain is different because of the large occipital bun which may mean a larger reptilian brain.

The Neanderthal brain is theorized to have a larger cerebellum than the brain of modern humans because of their enlarged occipital bun. Modern humans have no bulge at the back of their skulls. Instead the budge is on the forehead, right where the skull is housing the pre-frontal brain.

This shows that evolution favored the reptilian brain to shrink beneath the limbic brain. One passage in the myth of Adam and Eve seems to convey this story."...And its head will be crushed by the foot of the woman.". The phrase is a fitting metaphor. The reptilian aspect of our consciousness has been relegated to the ground, "beneath and apart from the woman who desires only the man who in turn will rule OVER her." It is clear that this story is all internal story all humans share.

In the ending passages of the story, the Creator put the Eden Cherubim in the east of the Garden. Cherubim are commonly mistaken for angelic beings. They actually symbolize Spiritual Truths in the mystical tradition. These spiritual truths are like hidden doors that open to help us transcend our anatomical predispositions.

In order for man to overcome this tragedy in the Garden of Eden, Adam, (the Cortex) must extend his hand (seek) to partake of the fruit of the Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is the mystical path to Eternal life. The Tree of life essentially is saying that all of creation is one. Good and evil, light and darkness are parts of the Whole. Christian theology states that the Tree of Life is Jesus on the Cross. The idea of Jesus centers around mystical sacrifice to save mankind from sin. This is altruism and altruism is a pre-frontal cortex activity. Our religious beliefs are instinctive directives of human consciousness to move away from habits that are dangerous to our collective survival.

When we overcome our fears relating to survival constantly, we begin to make use of our more advanced brain. Use cues evolution on which anatomical parts are needed. If it is needed it gets larger and more efficient part of the anatomy later on. The part of the brain enables us perceive harmony and oneness is the pre-frontal cortex. Through this brain, the good Samaritan recognizes his need to help someone who is not his relative, his friend, nor part of his tribe. Through this part of the brain, we can "love our enemies" and are able to sacrifice our own lives for the lives of others. Heroes came to be when this part of the brain evolved.

Today's knowledge of brain functions is now showing us where these stories come from. It comes from our subconscious knowledge of our nature; how we came to be as we are and where we are poised to evolve. These stories that persist in our cultures as myths are in fact (in my opinion at least) events in our physical evolution from the time we evolved from snakes to the time when we began to see ourselves as Children of a Higher Being. These symbols are stories of life's drama. Through them, we remember what consciousness went through on its way to becoming a human consciousness.

Andrew Newberg M.D. and Mark Robert Waldman wrote in conclusion of their recently published book HOW GOD CHANGES YOUR BRAIN: "Go deeply in your contemplation of God because you'll eventually discover yourself. This is how...God and science, when the two come together in the brain, can affect and transform your life".

To evolve into better human beings, our myths urge us toward the small part of our brain that inspires altruism. To do this, we must continuously transcend fears stored in our primitive consciousness until it no longer exists in our anatomy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Erin Pizzey

I’ve known several people who’ve told me their parents fought continually. When they got old enough they realized their parents enjoyed fighting. There is some sort of weird symbiotic dance going on with these fights.

This has been on my hard drive for a few years and I don’t know where I got it from or who wrote it.

Erin Pizzey was never that well-known in America, being that she is British.

ERIN PIZZEY set up the world's first refuge for battered women in 1971 - and went on to establish an international movement for victims of domestic violence. But what she has never made public before is that her own childhood was scarred by the shocking cruelty of both her parents.

Here, for the first time, she tells the full harrowing story - and how it led her to a surprising, but deeply felt, conclusion ...

Tortured childhood: Erin Pizzey was abused by both her mother and father.

Though I remember little of my earliest years, I grew up in a world of extraordinary violence. I was born in 1939 in Tsingtao, China, and shortly after my family moved to Shanghai with my diplomat father, we were captured by the invading Japanese army. It was 1942, the war was raging and we were held under house arrest until we were exchanged for Japanese prisoners of war and put on the last boat out of China.

My father was ordered to Beirut by the diplomatic service, and we were left as refugees in Kokstad, South Africa. From living in an enormous house with a fleet of servants and a nanny, my twin sister Rosaleen and I were suddenly at the mercy of my mother Pat's temper. And it was ferocious. Having escaped the brutality of the war, we were introduced to a new brand of domestic cruelty.

Indeed, my mother's explosive temper and abusive behavior shaped the person I later became like no other event in my life.

Thirty years later, when feminism exploded onto the scene, I was often mistaken for a supporter of the movement. But I have never been a feminist, because, having experienced my mother's violence, I always knew that women can be as vicious and irresponsible as men.

Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the movement, which proclaimed that all men are potential rapists and batterers, was based on a lie that, if allowed to flourish, would result in the complete destruction of family life.

From the very beginning, I waged war against my mother and quickly learned to disassociate myself from the pain of her beatings.

Her words, however, stayed with me all my life. 'You are lazy, useless, and ugly,' she would scream. 'You look like your father's side of the family - Irish trash.'

They were vicious words that I have heard repeated over and over by mothers everywhere. Indeed, when I later opened my refuge for battered women, 62 of the first 100 to come through the door were as abusive as the men they had left.

She was, however, right: I did look like my father, Cyril. While my twin sister was slim and had long dark hair, and my mother's deep blue eyes, I was fat and fair-haired, clumsy, noisy and brash.

I was only five years old, but I knew my mother didn't like me. And with no servants to restrain her now, she lashed out whenever she felt like it.

When we finally joined my father in a flat in Beirut, I soon realized that he was no saint either. He would constantly scream and rage at all of us.

He was particularly consumed by jealousy. Even though he verbally abused my mother and rarely showed her affection, he seemed compelled to follow her around like a guard dog.

If she spoke on the telephone, he grilled her until she burst into tears. If she went out shopping, he paced the room until she got back and exploded with rage if she were more than a few minutes late.

I hated my father with all my childish heart - and was truly terrified by him. He was 6’ 4” tall, massively built and had a huge paunch that hung over his belt. He stared out of piggy, pale blue eyes and had a big sloppy mouth that slobbered over my lips when he kissed me.

He didn't believe in baths, which he said were 'weakening', and smoked tins of Players Cigarettes, which made him smell like an ashtray. His rages were explosive and unpredictable.

But despite his clumsy, predictable form of macho brutality - born out of his being the 17th child of a violent Irish father - it was my mother's more emotional, verbal form of abuse that scarred me most deeply.

She indulged in a particular kind of soul murder - and it was her cruelty that even 60 years on still reduces me to tears and leaves me convinced that feminism is a cynical, misguided ploy.

Unfortunately, at that time, what I wanted more than anything was for my mother to love me - something I never felt she truly did. And so, when my father was posted to Chicago, and I followed my mother to Toronto, to live with my godparents, I was initially hopeful. I believed that without my father's presence, she would have the time be a real mother.

But once in the bosom of this normal family, my own dysfunctional behavior soon became apparent. I had, it seems, already been too badly damaged by my mother's hatred of me.

I was always in trouble at school, encouraging the other children to behave as badly as I did. On one occasion, I was caught sitting on the doorstep giving away the money I'd stolen from my mother's bag.

Needless to say, my mother went berserk. She took me upstairs and beat me with an ironing cord until the blood ran down my legs. I showed my injuries to my teacher the next morning - but she just stared back impassively and did nothing.

Many years later, when feminists started demonizing all fathers, these stark images continually reminded me of the truth - that domestic violence is not a gender issue.

Shortly after the war, my father was posted to Tehran and we all went to live with him. It was only when I saw him again that I remembered how much I hated him.

He would come home from the office, and as he put the key in the door I would freeze. I would often hear him coughing outside the door - he was still a heavy smoker - and spitting phlegm into the flower bed.

His eyes were windows into his violent moods. If they were narrowed and red, I knew he was in a rage and it would only be a matter of time before he erupted.

But my hatred of my father was pure and uncontaminated by any other emotions. My feelings about my mother, however, were far more complicated.

As much as I was devastated by her hatred of me, I still genuinely strove for her love. In fact, I had moments of great compassion for her when I saw her weeping and wailing in front of my father.

Occasionally, she fought back against his brutality. She was only 4’ 9”, but my mother was extremely strong and her tongue was lethal. She accused him of being an oaf and an idiot. She called his mother a prostitute and his father a common Irish drunk.

Unsurprisingly, my brother and sister were both withdrawn and silent children. My sister suffered from headaches, weeping eczema and mysterious days of paralysis when she was unable to get up from her bed.

To outsiders, my father was a genial, intelligent man and my mother a famous party hostess with three beautiful children and a perfect diplomatic family. In fact, my parents were both violent, cruel people and we were all deeply damaged.

In 1949, my father was posted back to Tien Sien, in China. I was left with my twin sister in a boarding school - Leweston, near Sherborne in Dorset - and my brother accompanied my parents.

Very shortly after they took up their post, however, my parents were captured again - this time by the communists - and held under house arrest for three years.

Without them, I felt an abiding sense of peace and loved my holidays at St Mary's in Uplyme, a holiday home for children whose parents were abroad. Miss Williams, who ran the place, was the first adult that I really admired and respected. She became my mentor.

But this idyll was shattered when I heard that my parents had been released. I remember being called to the telephone in the convent to speak to my mother. I had completely blotted my parents out of my life and so when I heard her Canadian accent, I just screamed down the phone.

'You're not my mother!' I yelled, all too aware that the whole circus was about to start again.

When my mother first returned, to a house outside Axminster, we enjoyed an uneasy truce. I was much taller than her now, and too big for her to batter.

Instead, she began to list my father's faults, and the atrocities he had inflicted on us all, as if I were now her confidante. She would tell me how much she hated him and that they never should have married.

'But I stayed for you,' she told me. 'I stayed because I wanted you to go to a private school and enjoy a comfortable way of life.'

I took the decision that I would have to stab my father.

Once again, she was unleashing her peculiar brand of emotional cruelty, and placing all the responsibility - and guilt - on me. It was a pattern of behavior I would witness again and again among some of the women in my refuge.

The day my father was due to join us in the new house my mother was a nervous wreck. She was crying and clinging on to me, demanding that I protect her. 'I don't want him anywhere near me,' she said.

In dysfunctional families, children, no matter how badly they are treated, will try to take on the parenting role. For me, this still meant protecting and comforting my mother.

And so, on the night of my father's return, I took a large carving knife from the kitchen and went up to my parents' bedroom, which I peered into through a gap in the door. They slept in separate, single beds and I took the extraordinary decision that I would stab him if he tried to force himself on her.

I was, on reflection, following my mother's unspoken orders. Remarkably, she had manipulated me to such a degree that I was now willing to murder for her.

My father certainly tried to talk his way into her bed. Fortunately, however, he didn't become physical. If he had, he would now be dead and my life would have turned out very differently.

In the 1950s, while I was working in Hong Kong, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. I returned to our house near Axminster - and found my father unchanged.

By now, he was trying to force my mother to sign her money - she had received a sizeable inheritance from her father - over to him. Week after week, in the local cottage hospital, she refused, and week after week, he ranted and raved at her while she writhed in pain. I begged the nurses to stop him, but they said no one could come between a man and his wife.

At first, my mother refused to believe she was dying. But when my father finally broke her down, and bullied her into signing the papers, her life began to ebb away in earnest.

She died on September 16, 1958, and my father had the body brought home and placed in the dining room. That night, as she lay next door, we sat down to have supper at the table in the hall.

He made us stand vigil over her visibly decomposing body.

After supper, my father ordered us into the dining room, where my mother's open coffin was draped with a red cloth. My brother, sister and I begged my father not to remove the cloth, but when we closed our eyes for a moment to say a prayer for her, we opened them to be confronted by her pale face. I vividly remember that there was cotton wool sticking out of her nose.

Every night, we would stand vigil over my mother's body, and every night she would be exposed to the humiliation of having her children see her visibly decomposing. At last, six days later, my father buried her.

I left home the next day and only saw him once more - when I took his ashes to my mother's grave in 1982.

I only decided to talk about my traumatic childhood last week - on a BBC radio program called The House Where I Grew Up - but I decided long ago I would not repeat the toxic lessons I learned as a child. Instead, I would become a survivor.

Feminism, I realized, was a lie. Women and men are both capable of extraordinary cruelty. Indeed, the only thing a child really needs - two biological parents under one roof - was being undermined by the very ideology which claimed to speak up for women's rights.

This country is now on the brink of serious moral collapse. We must stop demonizing men and start healing the rift that feminism has created between men and women.

Harriet Harman's insidious and manipulative philosophy that women are always victims and men always oppressors can only continue this unspeakable cycle of violence. And it's our children who will suffer.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Intelligence and Temperament

"I feel the pressure of the future and in this turning world must either kill it or become its master" - Lord Vetinari, Raising Steam

About all I need to know about a country is the average IQ and the GNP.

I've mentioned before that when arguments about NAFTA were raging I looked up the average IQ of Mexico (89) and the GNP (4% of the United States). Just like that, I knew the agreement had nothing to do with "free trade." What could a country with a GNP 4% of the United States buy from us? Nothing.

Not surprisingly, there is a strong correlation between IQ and GNP.

Back when there was all the Bush-babble about Iraq plotting to attack us with nuclear weapons, I looked up Iraq's GNP (1% of the U.S.'s) and the average IQ (hard to figure, but less than 90).

Again, just like that, I knew that Iraq was no threat to us. Turned out I was right.

Some of the states in the U.S. had stronger economies that Iraq. Of course, these days, Iraq doesn't exist anymore and barely has a workable economy.

Then there is temperament.

Any ethnic group that has a low IQ and an impulsive temperament is going to fill the prisons. This is common sense.

Of course, we don't need to import any more people with low IQs and impulsive temperaments. Unless we want to build more prisons.

The problems with leftists is that they believe IQ and temperament are malleable. Plastic, really, like Play-Doh. Why, with enough education we can turn morons into geniuses! It's all environment! All those working-class people laid off permanently because their jobs were exported - they can go to college and train for higher-paying jobs! Never mind the fact most of them have never read a book in their lives! Not only haven't, but can't.

The Talking Heads/Chattering Classes are always whining the working classes are voting for Trump. And they are. I also know people who are highly educated and making a lot of money and then got laid off so immigrants could replace them. Sure, they can find other high paying jobs - if they and their families move out of state. They, too, are voting for Trump.

I figure that if the very rich and very influential had their way they'd like to genetically engineer tepid-IQ, temperamentally passive people to do their blue-class jobs for them. You know, like the Epsilon Minuses of Brave New World. The retarded monkey people who spent all day operating elevators that ran from the floor to the roof?

It has turned out Aldous Huxley was far better at predicting the future than George Orwell, because Huxley noticed changing temperament and intelligence through science (the insane Stalin once charged his scientists with trying to create human-chimpanzee hybrids to use as warriors).

The best known movie about using science to create people with different intelligences and temperaments is Blade Runner, in which the "replicants" have animal DNA inserted in them - wolf, shark, raccoon, snake, turtle.

Can such insertions be done? Not yet.

Not surprisingly, the replicants were psychologically a mess.

Right now the Chinese are trying to create highly-intelligent designer babies (I tell people they're going to have to get some white DNA in them to make them smart and creative). Still, I don't think their attempts are going to work. Not that it's going to stop them.

For all practical purposes science is the new magic - except for this time it works. Now as to just how far the magic goes - we'll just have to wait and see.