Friday, March 23, 2018

All cultures are NOT equal in an advanced economy

Bring back the middle class - and it's VALUES.  What are these values?

Amy Wax explains:  "Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighborly, civic-minded, and charitable. Avoid coarse language in public. Be respectful of authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime.

These basic cultural precepts reigned from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s. They could be followed by people of all backgrounds and abilities, especially when backed up by almost universal endorsement. Adherence was a major contributor to the productivity, educational gains, and social coherence of that period.

Did everyone abide by those precepts? Of course not. There are always rebels — and hypocrites, those who publicly endorse the norms but transgress them. But as the saying goes, hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. Even the deviants rarely disavowed or openly disparaged the prevailing expectations.

Was everything perfect during the period of bourgeois cultural hegemony? Of course not. There was racial discrimination, limited sex roles, and pockets of anti-Semitism. However, steady improvements for women and minorities were underway even when bourgeois norms reigned. Banishing discrimination and expanding opportunity does not require the demise of bourgeois culture. Quite the opposite: The loss of bourgeois habits seriously impeded the progress of disadvantaged groups."

Gamaliel Isaac discusses Amy Wax's comments at AT and points out "By substituting the government for fathers as a breadwinner for children, government welfare has reduced the incentive for black women to get married with the result that many black children grow up in single families. Welfare also created an incentive for black women to have as many babies as possible since they get increased benefits for each. As a result, many black children lack a supportive environment that encourages educational achievement. Amy Wax is right in claiming that the government can’t force blacks to make good choices, but our public schools can stop indoctrinating black children that they are helpless victims of racism. Instead, schools could teach them that if they work hard, they can succeed -- maybe even become president of the United States. More importantly, our schools, instead of indoctrinating blacks that they live in a racist society, could start addressing the problem of black racism and teach that all racist beliefs, whether black or white, are wrong."


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Becoming Meechees Biceps

Ok, I'm not in shape... I realize middle age rot has set in...  My left knee is now arthritic so often just walking is painful.  However, I'm not writing a book of lies hoping to make more millions from brain dead minions who will gobble up her propaganda bits ....

(not actual size eh...)

What AM I on about NOW you ask?

Meechee Obama to release her new book "Becoming"... around Thanksgiving 2018 (whoot whoot... WHAAAT?...)... derp...? Will you rush out and buy her propaganda?  Why or why not?

Jeannie DeAngelis has a good summary over at American Thinker. Jeannie's musings made me snort-laugh out loud:

"Becoming is unquestionably an appropriate title for this memoir, because while she was the first lady, Michelle became many things.

Take for instance Michelle becoming a world-class organic gardener, a master of the hula hoop, a connoisseur of haute couture, and a backup dancer for Bruno Mars. During her eight years in office, Michelle was also becoming a dictatorial lunch lady, a pumped-up biceps icon, a jet fuel-guzzling Air Force One traveler, a Hollywood elbow-rubber, a fried fat cake eater, a Target shopper, and an advocate for breastfeeding and bringing home Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

While her husband was "fundamentally transforming" America, Michelle was busily becoming an advocate for redefining marriage and transgender bathrooms and, above all, becoming a public speaker in the style of female members of the old Black Panthers.

Even still, it's hard to fathom that despite being the recipient of untold blessings, Michelle believes that "after eight years of working really hard for this country, there are still people who [don't] see [her] for what [she is] because of [her] skin color." Based on those and similar delusional sentiments, "bitter clinger" Michelle Obama's book Becoming will probably be anything but "inspirational."

Excellent work Jeannie... HA HA HA... hula hooper! (go read the rest) ... Oh, my sides hurt from laughter... and no, I will continue to scoff and ignore ANYTHING the Obama-marxist duo say or do. Too bad they made MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of taxpayer $$. Sad, really... Disgusting.  Hey Meech and Barry, STFU already... Go away... Sheeeeeesh..... 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Are you persuaded to Win Bigly yet?

Well you might want to read Scot Adam's "Win Bigly: Persuasian in a World Where Facts Don't Matter" then.


Mike Cernovich reviews:

"According to Adams (and in fact all of the Nobel-winning cognitive science available), humans do not reason from facts to conclusions. We instead hold biased conclusions about the world, and force the facts we observe from the world to conform to this conclusion, or story, or narrative, or movie as Adams calls it. Americans are watching two movies.

Thus if Trump wants to hold a military parade, he’s just like Hitler, or the dictator of North Korea. Or he’s a patriotic American honoring the troops. (A third interpretation, which is too advanced for a country where half of the population is losing its mind on any given day, is that Trump is an amoral actor who knows that Democrats will make the tactical blunder of opposing a military parade, and thus the parade isn’t about Hitler or honor, it’s about winning.)

Half of the country is watching one movie on Trump, based on how they subjectively alter the facts to conform to their conclusion about Trump. The other half of the country is watching a movie where the economy is entering a Golden Age, as the stock market rises, companies invest heavily in America, and our military has tremendous success against ISIS.

In a rational world, people would update their priors about the world. If, for example, you said you opposed Trump because you feared a stock market crash, you’d say, “Huh? Looks like I was wrong. I no longer oppose Trump.” Yet that’s not how humans work. You’ll find a new reason to oppose Trump."

Which "movie" are YOU watching?  I, for one, am VERY happy on a DAILY basis there is NO SUCH thing as a "President Hillary" (USA dodged a HUGE bullet.... Yuuuge...) 

So many gates! Oblabla in #OrangeJumpsuit yet?

From Twitter:


NewsTalk ZB says CNN has "concern" re: USA military parade idea

9am Feb 8th:  NewsTalk ZB's hourly newsreader dutifully reported USA's CNN's "concern" about President Trump's idea for a military parade.


You are itty bitty leftist sheep.

Rick Moran American Thinker discusses how President Trump's military idea is making lefties lose their collective shite:

"From sea to shining sea, that sound you are hearing is the collective noise of liberal heads exploding.
Donald Trump wants a military parade. On a "patriotic holiday." And the left is having a collective bowel movement.

In their pants.

The president wants the parade to honor the military and make Americans proud of their country. The reaction to this rather inocuous idea from the left has been entirely predictable."

More here.  

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

DAILY NZ "warmist" propaganda by media/government

EVERY single day either on NZ public radio, on news sites or television "news": the global warming myth of human activity being responsible for planetary warming (ahem I mean "climate change") is pushed as propaganda.

Every. Single. Day.

Today's example from "stuff" says "Climate change: Where in New Zealand could be worst hit?"

From this article "The investigation comes after a Government-commissioned working group found New Zealand lacked a co-ordinated plan to deal with future climate change, despite its risk to hundreds of billions of dollars of property and infrastructure.

It revealed a range of weak spots and knowledge gaps - notably that there was no nationally co-ordinated strategy, and that New Zealand tended to react to events instead of preparing for them.
It found inconsistencies in time frames across legislation affecting adaptation, and some "competing objectives" across legislation and policies, meaning roles could be confused and investing in resources was made challenging. The Government has responded by releasing new guidance setting out a 10-step process for councils and communities, based on the latest science."

Further work on adaptation is under way, and another working group report on how New Zealand can adapt to climate change is due in March."

ATTENTION NZ public:  NZ government has propagandized you with LIES!  NZ will TAX you MORE AND MORE to "fight" this non fight.

Absolutely ridiculous.


MOST of media = fake news

David Solway writes "A brief history of the fake news media" at American Thinker:

"The media lie has now acquired epic dimensions. Gary Demar puts it succinctly in an article for Godfather Politics: Obviously, much if not most of what we read in articles and screeds written by liberals “is designed to distort the truth. Some are willing to lie for what they perceive to be their idea of the greater good. Others just put the worst spin on out-of-context statements to elevate the blood pressure of their targeted ultra-liberal audience.”

The Fake News Syndrome, as I’ve stressed, is nothing new. It’s been approximately the case for as long as we can remember. The only discrimination between the MSM and the FNM is that the latter has become effectively coterminous with the former. Previously there were a few, if not many, reasonably impartial news venues; today these are practically non-existent.

Eventually, I realized that the Western media were even more insidious than the Soviet controlled news outfits. Many Russians knew that Pravda and Izvestia were propaganda arms of the Politburo and discounted their stories as rubbish; many Westerners, on the other hand, are readily deceived, believing the press is free from bias and generally principled and reliable. I know now, however belatedly, that our media constitute one of the gravest threats to our democratic traditions and wonder how I could ever have been so gullible."

RESEARCH yourself.  Find the truth.