Now that I’ve threatened to behelit myth you all and had a great night of sleep, we can stop wasting time and get back to the ludicrous posting schedule.
Milo is back, despite some pretty damning pedophilia associations and a joint shaming campaign conducted by SJWs and the Alt-White. And he’s now effectively invulnerable because the worst guilt-culture accusation (pedophilia) has been leveled against him, and he survived it. So anytime he’s accused of something in the future he can point at this and say “Oh that old thing again? I was accused of worse back in 2017.” The implication being that survival is acquittal in the court of public opinion, which is true (in the court of public opinion). It’s not logical, but we should be willing to see the truth of it, at least.
The purpose of law is to minimize the destruction caused by vengeance, feuding, mob justice, and other forms of informal score-settling. So this dynamic has been formalized in law as protection from repeated charges, specifically to prevent shameless accusers from returning over and over to the same arguments*.
Double jeopardy is a procedural defence that prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same (or similar) charges and on the same facts, following a valid acquittal or conviction.
In common law countries, a defendant may enter a peremptory plea of autrefois acquit (formerly acquitted) or autrefois convict (formerly convicted), with the same effect.
The doctrine appears to have originated in Roman law, in the principle non bis in idem (“an issue once decided must not be raised again”).
Thinking about this, it occurred to me that an ambitious person could arrange to have a false accusation leveled against himself in order to harden his reputation, like a sort of Face Culture hormesis. And then something clicked. Way back in 2015, a pen pal challenged me to watch the Justin Bieber roast:
If you can swing it, watch the Justin Bieber roast. Don’t confuse the content for the substance. It’s a wealth of information as to how high melons interact and display social graces and to how they parade their own status while sending others both up and down. It’s also an exercise in how they build connections with each other and cement their networks in positions of high esteem and celebrity.
Watch the whole thing as a ritual induction of Bieber into the organized celebrity elite and it makes a lot more sense, and you’ll learn a hell of a lot about how we melony fellows work in the process.
(Vejiortan was right when he said I’m only LARPing as a leader, but I have some incredibly smart folks helping me to look smarter than I am.)
Roasts have always been baffling to me, because the jokes are generally mean-spirited and you’re supposed to just sit there and take it like a cuck. But they make sense as a ritual hardening someone against public mockery of their perceived weaknesses. This isn’t the only dynamic in play here—there’s a lot of other signalling going on, like having black celebrities making fun of him for saying “nigger” (read: exonerating him of racism charges). But, it’s the one that finally makes sense of roasts for me.
And by extension, it explains why guys “rib” each other as a form of play, which builds frame control in the same way that lion cubs build muscle by play-wrestling and play-hunting. That was another one I never really understood.
*Semitics and blacks are the races I use as examples of shamelessness: “The Jew would be utterly oblivious to what had happened the day before, and he would start once again by repeating his former absurdities, as if nothing had happened.”