Quickie

Stickwick’s astronomy curriculum (through Vox’s Castalia House) might somehow be able to pull material from the Count to a Trillion series. Seems like a shame to have an astronomical-scale dependent bit of fiction here, and an astronomy course with emphasis on scale right here next to it, and not exploit the tie-in.


Everybody’s going all nutso over Nicholas Wade’s book. I’m wary of intellectuals receiving positive forms of attention. Good ideas? Truth for truth’s sake? JCW recently said “It is politically incorrect to say this; and that is the firmest possible assurance that it is true and certain.”They say there’s a first for everything, but they also say there’s nothing new under the sun. Contradictory, and I can vouch for the latter.

It could just be another sign that the pendulum is about to swing, or it could be an indicator that TPTB are ready to release their own weaponized form of HBD into the wild. We do have all of these young men lying around that need to get cleaned up, so maybe they’ve reasoned it’s time for a big culling event.

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2 Responses to Quickie

  1. Heaviside says:

    This is making less of a splash than The Bell Curve, and that didn’t seriously change politics at all.

    “These words suggest the smarmy, warm and snuggly nature of post-Hate America, which gets us to the second hurdle, constructing a believable development of our current situation. The great problem here is imagining the Left’s tyranny as some kind of “liberal fascism” — i.e., buying right into the Left’s basic mind control device: fascism as the greatest imaginable evil. Neocons and talk radio “conservatives” always fall into this: “jackbooted” Feds, “barbed wire FEMA camps,” “Mussolini would call bailing out GM just his kind of fascism,” etc. Baby Neocon Joshua Goldberg even wrote a whole treatise on the subject — liberals are so evil, they’re nothing but . . . fascists!

    Frankas gets it right: the liberal future is endless bureaucracy, endless red tape, and of course endless control. Not Nietzsche’s Superman, however distorted, but his Last Man, seeking nothing but comfort and pleasure, and actually welcoming anyone willing to take charge and make things better.” – http://www.counter-currents.com/2014/05/jeff-frankas-de-world/

    This one of the great frustrations of dealing with American conservatives: the “It can happen here!” attitude where a silly caricature of an authoritarian government with no resemblance to any actual example of totalitarianism is just supposed to materialize out of thin air. If only we had it so easy! I am pretty pessimistic about our chances of ever imposing a fundamentally illiberal regime in the United States.

    Believe me, if I were in charge, every man, woman, and child would be mobilized into crack mechanized rifle divisions, ready to drown the Canadians with our immense manpower reserves and pour through the Fulda Gap, because nobody should feel left out when the Revolution arrives. Unfortunately, I think the only “culling” that will occur will involve dead babies and contraceptives, not collapsible trench shovels being wielded as sabres and backpack atomic bridge-busting munitions.

    Expect the future to be Gilliam’s Brazil, not Alpha State. There’s also Kurtagic’s Mister, though I haven’t read that.

    • Aeoli Pera says:

      >This is making less of a splash than The Bell Curve, and that didn’t seriously change politics at all.

      Isn’t this just impatience on your part? The Bell Curve sliced a decent chunk off from the intellectual goodthinkers, which seems to be driving the current arms race between HBDers and orthodox believers.

      >Frankas gets it right: the liberal future is endless bureaucracy, endless red tape, and of course endless control.

      Something I’ve noticed in my own efforts to predict trends is that whenever I look a little closer, the “future” is already here.

      The devil’s advocate in me wonders whether the emergence of the Last Man depends entirely on the vagaries of the weather. During summer, microfauna flourish. Winter is another matter.

      >Unfortunately, I think the only “culling” that will occur will involve dead babies and contraceptives, not collapsible trench shovels being wielded as sabres and backpack atomic bridge-busting munitions.

      You vision is probably closer to the truth than mine. It would be more fitting for our soft-serve communism to practice a softer, gentler form of culling. In which case, I would expect chemical sterilization of various untouchables and euthanasia surrounded by smiling faces.

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