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  1. DB Cooper says:

    Steve, where did you get this joke?

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    , @Yan Shen
    See this blog post by Steve Hsu.

    http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2017/08/chinese-social-media-notices-us.html

    It's a joke on Chinese social media about the uh new Cultural Revolution in the United States and seems like it was motivated in part by what happened in Charlottesville recently. Maybe Steve could've provided that bit of context.

    This also ties back perfectly to many of the things I've stated on this blog and elsewhere. Confucian East Asia and by extension East Asian Americans seem to be the last bastion of sanity remaining in the midst of the multicultural post-modern PC lunacy that's seemingly engulfed the rest of humanity. As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night...

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  2. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    The Cultural Revolution didn’t last there and it won’t last here. Maintain discipline.

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    • Replies: @J Paul Leonard
    Some were trying to spread culture revolution/Maoism in US around 1968. It took someone like SI Hayakawa to expose them and earned himself a seat on US Senate.

    It's sad that we don't have academic administrators like him anymore.
    , @Daniel Chieh
    CR did its purpose and destroyed hundreds of years of history, perhaps even a thousand. If conservatives seriously intend to survive this purge, then we need to be smarter about it and go into hiding as needed.
    , @syonredux

    The Cultural Revolution didn’t last there and it won’t last here. Maintain discipline.
     
    The Cultural Revolution lasted long enough to do one hell of a lot of damage:

    Estimates of the death toll, including civilians and Red Guards, vary greatly.[147] They range upwards to several millions, but an estimate of around 400,000 deaths is a widely accepted minimum figure, according to Maurice Meisner.[148] MacFarquhar and Schoenhals assert that in rural China alone some 36 million people were persecuted, of whom between 750,000 and 1.5 million were killed, with roughly the same number permanently injured.[149] In Mao: The Unknown Story, Jung Chang and Jon Halliday claim that as many as 3 million people died in the violence of the Cultural Revolution.[150] The Holocaust memorial museum puts the death toll between 5 and 10 million.[151] The true figure of those who were persecuted or died during the Cultural Revolution however may never be known, since many deaths went unreported or were actively covered up by the police or local authorities. The state of Chinese demographics records at the time was also very poor, and the PRC has been hesitant to allow formal research into the period.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Revolution#Death_toll

    A struggle session (simplified Chinese: 批斗会; traditional Chinese: 批鬥會; pinyin: Pī Dòu Huì) was a form of public humiliation and torture used by the Communist Party of China in the Mao Zedong era, particularly during the Cultural Revolution, to shape public opinion and to humiliate, persecute, or execute political rivals and class enemies.[1]
    In general, the victim of a struggle session was forced to admit to various crimes before a crowd of people who would verbally and physically abuse the victim until he or she confessed. Struggle sessions were often held at the workplace of the accused, but were sometimes conducted in sports stadiums where large crowds would gather if the target was famous enough.[1]
     

    Margaret Chu, writing retrospectively for the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation's Mindszenty Report, in November 1998, gave this account:
    “ ... the Cultural Revolution began and I was transferred to another labor camp.... Two years after I had been in this new camp, I received a parcel from my family. Immediately, an inmate accused me of giving something out of it to another prisoner. I was dragged to the office. Without any investigation, the officer assembled the entire camp to start a struggle session against me. In the session the officer suddenly asked me whether I had committed my alleged original crime leading to my 8-year sentence. I was stunned. It then dawned on me that this session was in fact prearranged. The parcel was only a pretense. Their real motive was once again to force me to admit all my alleged crimes. "I did not commit any crimes," I asserted firmly. Immediately two people jumped on me and cut off half of my hair. The officer screamed again: "Are you guilty?" I replied firmly again, "No." Two people then used a rope to tie my hands back tightly. It was connected to a loop around my shoulder and underneath my armpits. It was knotted in such a way that a slight movement of my hands would cause intense pain. This struggle session lasted for two hours. Afterwards, they untied me and handcuffed me instead. The handcuffs became a part of me for the next one hundred days and nights....[3] ”
    Anne F. Thurston, in Enemies of the People, gave a description of an infamous struggle session for the professor You Xiaoli:
    “ You Xiaoli was standing, precariously balanced, on a stool. Her body was bent over from the waist into a right angle, and her arms, elbows stiff and straight, were behind her back, one hand grasping the other at the wrist. It was the position known as "doing the airplane." Around her neck was a heavy chain, and attached to the chain was a blackboard, a real blackboard, one that had been removed from a classroom at the university where You Xiaoli, for more than ten years, had served as a full professor. On both sides of the blackboard were chalked her name and the myriad crimes she was alleged to have committed. ...
    The scene was taking place at the university, too, in a sports field at one of China's most prestigious institutions of higher learning. In the audience were You Xiaoli's students and colleagues and former friends. Workers from local factories and peasants from nearby communes had been bused in for the spectacle. From the audience came repeated, rhythmic chants ... "Down with You Xiaoli! Down with You Xiaoli!"
    "I had many feelings at that struggle session," recalls You Xiaoli. "I thought there were some bad people in the audience. But I also thought there were many ignorant people, people who did not understand what was happening, so I pitied that kind of person. They brought workers and peasants into the meetings, and they could not understand what was happening. But I was also angry."[4]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struggle_session
    , @Rod1963
    It doesn't need to last. Once the Maoists get going they do a lot of damage real fast.

    Also you need to look beyond the street protestors and you'll see a lot of powerful interests including the political establishment have now joined the SJW side which now provides them with money and political support. This guarantees the movement is here for the long haul.

    These supporters aren't doing it because they believe in SJW crap - they don't. They are using them as club and excuse to attack the dirt people(white blue collar and middle-class, Christians, nationalists) whom they openly despise and want gone.
  3. Bubba says:

    Chairman Mao: “Has the mass hysteria destroyed our dissidents?”
    Google/Twitter/Facebook/PayPal: “Almost, we’re trying our best!”

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  4. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @DB Cooper
    Steve, where did you get this joke?

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  5. It’s funny how nationalists from different countries can be sympathetic to one another, while still valuing citizenship in their respective home nations.

    It’s almost as if nationalism doesn’t necessarily lead to invading your neighbors for lebensraum.

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    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
    • Replies: @neutral
    Besides what you said there (that nationalists don't automatically hate everyone else), when it comes to lebensraum its not just nationalists that at times seek this. Look at the current progressive globalists, they are also seeking to have the entire world fall under their control.
    , @Verymuchalive
    Views of nationalisms as being naturally antagonistic tend to come from the likes of George Orwell. Patriots loved their own country, whereas Nationalists hated other peoples'. He was a Patriot.
    This was extremely ironic given Orwell's deep-seated dislike of Scots and Scotland. He would cross the road if he saw a Scots person, and several times compared the SNP to the NSDAP.
    In my experience, many anti-Nationalists, as exemplified by Orwell, have very bigoted, downright ignorant views of other people's counties
    , @John Derbyshire
    Chatting with an Israeli friend last week, we agreed that there is a lot of Jew Envy on the Alt Right.

    "Where is OUR Israel?"
    , @Samuel Skinner
    I think between 1815-1850 European nationalists coordinated with each other; think nationalist international to overthrow the established order.
    , @Stephen R. Diamond

    It’s almost as if nationalism doesn’t necessarily lead to invading your neighbors for lebensraum.
     
    But it tends to, doesn't it? Why do you suppose Trump's base is more favorable to increasing troop levels in Afghanistan? Or Trump is even crazier on N. Korea than the Dems?

    (Most) nationalists favor internal militarism. Make the country strong and mighty. Militarism leads to war.
  6. @Anonymous
    The Cultural Revolution didn't last there and it won't last here. Maintain discipline.

    Some were trying to spread culture revolution/Maoism in US around 1968. It took someone like SI Hayakawa to expose them and earned himself a seat on US Senate.

    It’s sad that we don’t have academic administrators like him anymore.

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  7. Yan Shen says:
    @DB Cooper
    Steve, where did you get this joke?

    See this blog post by Steve Hsu.

    http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2017/08/chinese-social-media-notices-us.html

    It’s a joke on Chinese social media about the uh new Cultural Revolution in the United States and seems like it was motivated in part by what happened in Charlottesville recently. Maybe Steve could’ve provided that bit of context.

    This also ties back perfectly to many of the things I’ve stated on this blog and elsewhere. Confucian East Asia and by extension East Asian Americans seem to be the last bastion of sanity remaining in the midst of the multicultural post-modern PC lunacy that’s seemingly engulfed the rest of humanity. As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night…

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    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Weihan Wang can be our future Lee Kuan Yew.

    https://twitter.com/WeihanWang4/status/898543134899974145

    https://twitter.com/WeihanWang4/status/898513029566001152
    , @Sunbeam
    "As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night…"

    Don't know how much work it would be to "photoshop" a video clip from Game of Thrones, but that is comedy gold waiting to happen.

    Antifa literally are "White Walkers." Saw some clip where Sandor Clegane throws a rock at a bunch of wights and they wind up getting swarmed by them. Be funny if you dubbed in Spencer's head.
    , @Daniel Chieh

    Confucian East Asia and by extension East Asian Americans seem to be the last bastion of sanity remaining in the midst of the multicultural post-modern PC lunacy that’s seemingly engulfed the rest of humanity.
     
    For a short time. They are getting at the women to subscribe to the insanity since they benefit from the usual spoils system, followed by everyone else. There's no escape from the insanity. The disease is modernity.
    , @Stan Adams
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YhQk61zvQ2c
    , @Johann Ricke

    It’s a joke on Chinese social media about the uh new Cultural Revolution in the United States and seems like it was motivated in part by what happened in Charlottesville recently.
     
    It's a stretch. The Cultural Revolution killed hundreds of thousands and culminated in pitched battles between rival factions armed with rifles and artillery:

    While seizing power from the bureaucrats, rebels around the country also ended up firing at each other. When Beijing ordered rebels to return weapons to the army two years later, 2.13 million rifles and more than 10,000 artillery pieces were reclaimed across the country.
    ...
    Li Musen, a technician at Chongqing’s artillery shell factory, was one of the top commanders of the “rebel until the end” Red Guard camp, the 815 faction’s rivals.

    “I did pretty well in the conflicts,” said Li, who was 28 when the Cultural Revolution broke out. “I put my life in danger to win the position.”

    Li fought nine battles before signing a truce to end the conflict. As well as commanding others, he loaded and fired artillery shells in some battles.

    “When I commanded the shelling, I wished we could kill as many as possible with each shell ... we all felt like we were guarding Mao’s revolutionary line,” Li said. “We were not afraid of bleeding or dying.”
     

    What we have here is a muted rerun of 60's era demonstrations and counter-demonstrations over a huge chasm in interests and ideology, not anything like China's strange mini civil war over who could show more devotion to Mao's Little Red Book. If there is to be a point of comparison, it would be to the Chinese Civil War, when Chiang fought Mao for control of the country. Except we're nowhere near the point of duking it out using organized military formations. Communist China has simply not seen vigorous disagreement that did not end up in significant blood-letting, so they've assumed that we will end up doing what they did over trivialities.
  8. @Yan Shen
    See this blog post by Steve Hsu.

    http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2017/08/chinese-social-media-notices-us.html

    It's a joke on Chinese social media about the uh new Cultural Revolution in the United States and seems like it was motivated in part by what happened in Charlottesville recently. Maybe Steve could've provided that bit of context.

    This also ties back perfectly to many of the things I've stated on this blog and elsewhere. Confucian East Asia and by extension East Asian Americans seem to be the last bastion of sanity remaining in the midst of the multicultural post-modern PC lunacy that's seemingly engulfed the rest of humanity. As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night...

    Weihan Wang can be our future Lee Kuan Yew.

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    • Replies: @Moses
    That's a parody account, no?
    , @Raffler
    LKY would ask why US Navy has bad skippers. That is no joke.
  9. neutral says:
    @ATX Hipster
    It's funny how nationalists from different countries can be sympathetic to one another, while still valuing citizenship in their respective home nations.

    It's almost as if nationalism doesn't necessarily lead to invading your neighbors for lebensraum.

    Besides what you said there (that nationalists don’t automatically hate everyone else), when it comes to lebensraum its not just nationalists that at times seek this. Look at the current progressive globalists, they are also seeking to have the entire world fall under their control.

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    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig

    Look at the current progressive globalists, they are also seeking to have the entire world fall under their control.
     
    Indeed, the modern prog globalists are far, far more ambitious than Hitler ever was. There's no evidence that Hitler was interested in running anything beyond Europe; but the globs want the whole world under their control.
  10. Moses says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Weihan Wang can be our future Lee Kuan Yew.

    https://twitter.com/WeihanWang4/status/898543134899974145

    https://twitter.com/WeihanWang4/status/898513029566001152

    That’s a parody account, no?

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    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Hard to tell, to be honest.
    , @Chrisnonymous
    It's a parody of Yan Shen, but it's kind of true. Kind of... I've been in Asia for a while, and the women are slowly gaining weight. And I daresay tiger mother are their own brand of loud woman.
  11. Reminds me of the old Polish joke: Under Capitalism, Man exploits Man. Under Communism, it’s the other way around.

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  12. @ATX Hipster
    It's funny how nationalists from different countries can be sympathetic to one another, while still valuing citizenship in their respective home nations.

    It's almost as if nationalism doesn't necessarily lead to invading your neighbors for lebensraum.

    Views of nationalisms as being naturally antagonistic tend to come from the likes of George Orwell. Patriots loved their own country, whereas Nationalists hated other peoples’. He was a Patriot.
    This was extremely ironic given Orwell’s deep-seated dislike of Scots and Scotland. He would cross the road if he saw a Scots person, and several times compared the SNP to the NSDAP.
    In my experience, many anti-Nationalists, as exemplified by Orwell, have very bigoted, downright ignorant views of other people’s counties

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    This was extremely ironic given Orwell’s deep-seated dislike of Scots and Scotland.

    Not to mention Orwell's anti-Irish bigotry.

  13. @Verymuchalive
    Views of nationalisms as being naturally antagonistic tend to come from the likes of George Orwell. Patriots loved their own country, whereas Nationalists hated other peoples'. He was a Patriot.
    This was extremely ironic given Orwell's deep-seated dislike of Scots and Scotland. He would cross the road if he saw a Scots person, and several times compared the SNP to the NSDAP.
    In my experience, many anti-Nationalists, as exemplified by Orwell, have very bigoted, downright ignorant views of other people's counties

    This was extremely ironic given Orwell’s deep-seated dislike of Scots and Scotland.

    Not to mention Orwell’s anti-Irish bigotry.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    No, that was just good sense.
    , @Verymuchalive
    Orwell's Scotophobia was doubly perplexing, given his obvious Scottish ancestry ( Eric Arthur Blair. Blar = Scots Gaelic for Meadow or Field )
    From my own experience, Scotophilia seems much more common. Even people with a small amount of Scots ancestry seem to be proud of it. Indeed, even people with no direct ancestry were happy to jump on the bandwagon. Communist snob and racist, Karl Marx, was overjoyed about his wife's distant connection to the Duke of Argyle.
    In the Scotland of my youth, the offending pieces were not mentioned in school. The school I attended did teach Orwell, but with the strong warning that he could be disingenuous and propagandist. Many schools did not teach him at all. In fact, they may still do, for all I know.
    , @syonredux
    Orwell's dislike of the Scots might have had something to do with his school days. From "Such, Such Were The Joys":

    The school was pervaded by a curious cult of Scotland, which brought out the fundamental contradiction in our standard of values. Flip claimed Scottish ancestry, and she favoured the Scottish boys, encouraging them to wear kilts in their ancestral tartan instead of the school uniform, and even christened her youngest child by a Gaelic name. Ostensibly we were supposed to admire the Scots because they were ‘grim’ and ‘dour’ (‘stern’ was perhaps the key word), and irresistible on the field of battle. In the big schoolroom there was a steel engraving of the charge to the Scots Greys at Waterloo, all looking as though they enjoyed every moment of it. Our picture of Scotland was made up of burns, braes, kilts, sporrans, claymores, bagpipes and the like, all somehow mixed up with the invigorating effects of porridge, Protestantism and a cold climate. But underlying this was something quite different. The real reason for the cult of Scotland was that only very rich people could spend their summers there. And the pretended belief in Scottish superiority was a cover for the bad conscience of the occupying English, who had pushed the Highland peasantry off their farms to make way for the deer forests, and then compensated them by turning them into servants. Flip's face always beamed with innocent snobbishness when she spoke of Scotland. Occasionally she even attempted a trace of Scottish accent. Scotland was a private paradise which a few initiates could talk about and make outsiders feel small.
     
    http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/joys/english/e_joys
  14. @Moses
    That's a parody account, no?

    It’s a parody of Yan Shen, but it’s kind of true. Kind of… I’ve been in Asia for a while, and the women are slowly gaining weight. And I daresay tiger mother are their own brand of loud woman.

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  15. @Steve Sailer
    This was extremely ironic given Orwell’s deep-seated dislike of Scots and Scotland.

    Not to mention Orwell's anti-Irish bigotry.

    No, that was just good sense.

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  16. Name says:

    Does anyone have a list of the websites banned or affected by the left-wing censorship?

    SBPDL
    Occidental Dissent
    Daily Stormer
    Vdare (paypal)
    Hatreon
    Gab

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    • Replies: @jim jones
    It used to be common for PayPal to ban sites hosting pirate material. I got around it by using Visa Gift cards to pay for storage.
  17. Sunbeam says:
    @Yan Shen
    See this blog post by Steve Hsu.

    http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2017/08/chinese-social-media-notices-us.html

    It's a joke on Chinese social media about the uh new Cultural Revolution in the United States and seems like it was motivated in part by what happened in Charlottesville recently. Maybe Steve could've provided that bit of context.

    This also ties back perfectly to many of the things I've stated on this blog and elsewhere. Confucian East Asia and by extension East Asian Americans seem to be the last bastion of sanity remaining in the midst of the multicultural post-modern PC lunacy that's seemingly engulfed the rest of humanity. As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night...

    “As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night…”

    Don’t know how much work it would be to “photoshop” a video clip from Game of Thrones, but that is comedy gold waiting to happen.

    Antifa literally are “White Walkers.” Saw some clip where Sandor Clegane throws a rock at a bunch of wights and they wind up getting swarmed by them. Be funny if you dubbed in Spencer’s head.

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    • Replies: @SportsFan
    Antifa are literally White Walkers??? To the contrary! [Spoilers alert!]

    Given who's running GOT, the White Walkers are stand-ins for "white supremacist zombies", and their puppet master, the ice spear-chucking, infinitely evil Night King, is obviously Donald Trump. GRRM may not have intended it that way back when he started writing the (then) trilogy, but given The Current Year, I'm sure Benioff and Weiss are loving the parallels.

    To wit, the White Walkers have flesh "pale as milk", eyes "blue that burned like ice", live in the North beyond the Wall, speak in voices "like the cracking of ice on a winter lake", and wield crystal swords that shatter steel, not to mention UVA coeds' faces. If that's not enough Nordic Aryan Haven Monahan shattered glass iconography to fill ten Sabrina Rubin Erdely articles, the White Walkers were thought to be long gone, a winter tale (=KKK/Nazis) to frighten small children, but recently have been found to exist in massive numbers (=Trump voters) after all and are marching under their leader the Night King to destroy all life in the Wester(os) civilization.

    They are referred to as "The Others" (= deplorables) and can't be defeated with conventional steel. However, they are susceptible to fire (which may have inspired that BLM/antifa in C-ville to fashion a paint-can flamethrower to burn the alt-right marchers) and something called "dragonglass". I don't know if BLM/antifa have tried using googleglass in the hopes of literally shattering alt-right marchers.

    While the qualified feminist contenders for the Westeros throne are mostly busy plotting to kill one another (but not before torturing them), in the latest episode the most SJW of these fine-looking breakers of glass ceilings, Daenerys, gets vag tingles for her nephew, despite his being somewhat short by her standards. But he owns a long, very special sword made of dragon unobtainium and has been trying to convince her to take the White Walker threat seriously. She has three fire-breathing dragons whom she hatched and nursed to the size of an F-116, and loves using to napalm slavemasters or just insufficiently deferential males immune to her smoking-hot looks.

    After getting notice of a White Walker mob surrounding her black-clad nephew and his compadres on an ice lake, she hops on the back of one of her dragon-children, and arrives just in time to burn a crapload of the White Walkers and save the said nephew from being killed and turned into a blue-eyed devil. He finally gets sufficiently Woke and accepts her as his deserved queen, even though he's part of the chosen royalty line himself, just doesn't know the full extent of it yet.

    I won't add any more spoilers here, but these two should make a fine ruling couple, occasional burnings of the Others and the less Woke aside. All they have to do is defeat the Night King, as well as the current qualified female occupant of the Iron throne, Cersei, whose domestic partner and father of her murdered children is her own brother. The hot brother, not the dwarf brother who advises Daenerys in plotting to kill his sister, after he killed their own father with a crossbow bolt to the chest for planning his less fortunate son's execution on false charges of killing his nephew.

    That's the Cliffs Notes version of the great civilizational struggle against the White Walkers. OK, I swear it somehow seems less preposterous and even sorta makes sense when you watch it, instead of describing the plot.
  18. jim jones says:
    @Name
    Does anyone have a list of the websites banned or affected by the left-wing censorship?

    SBPDL
    Occidental Dissent
    Daily Stormer
    Vdare (paypal)
    Hatreon
    Gab

    It used to be common for PayPal to ban sites hosting pirate material. I got around it by using Visa Gift cards to pay for storage.

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  19. Polymath says:

    Most of my Chinese real-life friends and acquaintances use the WeChat messaging app, which is an excellent piece of software that provides all the standard social media features plus translations. I use it rather than ordinary texting to chat with them so I can see what they are saying in Chinese to their own friends and to make it easier for them, but they prefer to discuss Chinese political issues by regular text messaging because it is assumed that the Chinese government is listening.

    Yesterday, I took a picture of the Chinese text of this joke and edited it so that I could send it to two women I know who recently came here from China without triggering the Chinese authorities. Although pictures only take a couple of seconds to transmit, it was censored both times and did not go through. So we learned that the Chinese government software on WeChat’s servers in China can read text inside photographs and test it against a current database of forbidden texts in close enough to real time to effectively censor conversations. Of course, it’s useless against users outside of China who can communicate in other ways, but they don’t care about those users.

    After I resent it by ordinary MMS messaging, both my friends said the joke was very funny.

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  20. @ATX Hipster
    It's funny how nationalists from different countries can be sympathetic to one another, while still valuing citizenship in their respective home nations.

    It's almost as if nationalism doesn't necessarily lead to invading your neighbors for lebensraum.

    Chatting with an Israeli friend last week, we agreed that there is a lot of Jew Envy on the Alt Right.

    “Where is OUR Israel?”

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    • Agree: ATX Hipster
    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    Not enough white people with power seem to care about their people. Its quite sad.
    , @nebulafox
    Many in Israeli public life talk about race in a manner in the Alt Right would condone. Legions of former Soviet emigrants, completely untouched by political correctness of any kind, seem to have enhanced rather than curbed this trend. Even left-wing Israeli papers have been withering in their treatment of African illegal migration, fully stating that it brings crime and disorder, not multicultural vibrancy.

    One wonders how Israel *would* respond to an actual Alt Right government in the US. My guess is that, provided they get a free hand in Palestine under the guise of state order/Westphalianism (which is the attitude India, Russia, and China all de facto take), they'd be quite happy to cut deals with one. Israel isn't as isolated as it used to be, Netanyahu's assertions to the contrary aside.

  21. @ATX Hipster
    It's funny how nationalists from different countries can be sympathetic to one another, while still valuing citizenship in their respective home nations.

    It's almost as if nationalism doesn't necessarily lead to invading your neighbors for lebensraum.

    I think between 1815-1850 European nationalists coordinated with each other; think nationalist international to overthrow the established order.

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  22. @Yan Shen
    See this blog post by Steve Hsu.

    http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2017/08/chinese-social-media-notices-us.html

    It's a joke on Chinese social media about the uh new Cultural Revolution in the United States and seems like it was motivated in part by what happened in Charlottesville recently. Maybe Steve could've provided that bit of context.

    This also ties back perfectly to many of the things I've stated on this blog and elsewhere. Confucian East Asia and by extension East Asian Americans seem to be the last bastion of sanity remaining in the midst of the multicultural post-modern PC lunacy that's seemingly engulfed the rest of humanity. As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night...

    Confucian East Asia and by extension East Asian Americans seem to be the last bastion of sanity remaining in the midst of the multicultural post-modern PC lunacy that’s seemingly engulfed the rest of humanity.

    For a short time. They are getting at the women to subscribe to the insanity since they benefit from the usual spoils system, followed by everyone else. There’s no escape from the insanity. The disease is modernity.

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  23. @neutral
    Besides what you said there (that nationalists don't automatically hate everyone else), when it comes to lebensraum its not just nationalists that at times seek this. Look at the current progressive globalists, they are also seeking to have the entire world fall under their control.

    Look at the current progressive globalists, they are also seeking to have the entire world fall under their control.

    Indeed, the modern prog globalists are far, far more ambitious than Hitler ever was. There’s no evidence that Hitler was interested in running anything beyond Europe; but the globs want the whole world under their control.

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  24. @Anonymous
    The Cultural Revolution didn't last there and it won't last here. Maintain discipline.

    CR did its purpose and destroyed hundreds of years of history, perhaps even a thousand. If conservatives seriously intend to survive this purge, then we need to be smarter about it and go into hiding as needed.

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  25. @John Derbyshire
    Chatting with an Israeli friend last week, we agreed that there is a lot of Jew Envy on the Alt Right.

    "Where is OUR Israel?"

    Not enough white people with power seem to care about their people. Its quite sad.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    The vast majority of white people with power got that power through a process in which they were required to deracinate themselves. They don't recognize those people as their people. Indeed, as the rewards for that deracination become ever scarcer, contempt for those people has replaced ambition as its engine.
  26. @Steve Sailer
    This was extremely ironic given Orwell’s deep-seated dislike of Scots and Scotland.

    Not to mention Orwell's anti-Irish bigotry.

    Orwell’s Scotophobia was doubly perplexing, given his obvious Scottish ancestry ( Eric Arthur Blair. Blar = Scots Gaelic for Meadow or Field )
    From my own experience, Scotophilia seems much more common. Even people with a small amount of Scots ancestry seem to be proud of it. Indeed, even people with no direct ancestry were happy to jump on the bandwagon. Communist snob and racist, Karl Marx, was overjoyed about his wife’s distant connection to the Duke of Argyle.
    In the Scotland of my youth, the offending pieces were not mentioned in school. The school I attended did teach Orwell, but with the strong warning that he could be disingenuous and propagandist. Many schools did not teach him at all. In fact, they may still do, for all I know.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius

    Communist snob and racist, Karl Marx, was overjoyed about his wife’s distant connection to the Duke of Argyle.
     
    That had a hell of a lot more to do with the Duke part than the Argyle part. He'd have much preferred the Duke of York.
  27. @Seamus Padraig

    Look at the current progressive globalists, they are also seeking to have the entire world fall under their control.
     
    Indeed, the modern prog globalists are far, far more ambitious than Hitler ever was. There's no evidence that Hitler was interested in running anything beyond Europe; but the globs want the whole world under their control.

    The world must be saved!

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    • Replies: @nebulafox
    Just in case the West isn't, I'm learning Mandarin. That joke, apart from being painfully funny, was a good reading exercise.
  28. syonredux says:
    @Anonymous
    The Cultural Revolution didn't last there and it won't last here. Maintain discipline.

    The Cultural Revolution didn’t last there and it won’t last here. Maintain discipline.

    The Cultural Revolution lasted long enough to do one hell of a lot of damage:

    Estimates of the death toll, including civilians and Red Guards, vary greatly.[147] They range upwards to several millions, but an estimate of around 400,000 deaths is a widely accepted minimum figure, according to Maurice Meisner.[148] MacFarquhar and Schoenhals assert that in rural China alone some 36 million people were persecuted, of whom between 750,000 and 1.5 million were killed, with roughly the same number permanently injured.[149] In Mao: The Unknown Story, Jung Chang and Jon Halliday claim that as many as 3 million people died in the violence of the Cultural Revolution.[150] The Holocaust memorial museum puts the death toll between 5 and 10 million.[151] The true figure of those who were persecuted or died during the Cultural Revolution however may never be known, since many deaths went unreported or were actively covered up by the police or local authorities. The state of Chinese demographics records at the time was also very poor, and the PRC has been hesitant to allow formal research into the period.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_Revolution#Death_toll

    A struggle session (simplified Chinese: 批斗会; traditional Chinese: 批鬥會; pinyin: Pī Dòu Huì) was a form of public humiliation and torture used by the Communist Party of China in the Mao Zedong era, particularly during the Cultural Revolution, to shape public opinion and to humiliate, persecute, or execute political rivals and class enemies.[1]
    In general, the victim of a struggle session was forced to admit to various crimes before a crowd of people who would verbally and physically abuse the victim until he or she confessed. Struggle sessions were often held at the workplace of the accused, but were sometimes conducted in sports stadiums where large crowds would gather if the target was famous enough.[1]

    Margaret Chu, writing retrospectively for the Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation’s Mindszenty Report, in November 1998, gave this account:
    “ … the Cultural Revolution began and I was transferred to another labor camp…. Two years after I had been in this new camp, I received a parcel from my family. Immediately, an inmate accused me of giving something out of it to another prisoner. I was dragged to the office. Without any investigation, the officer assembled the entire camp to start a struggle session against me. In the session the officer suddenly asked me whether I had committed my alleged original crime leading to my 8-year sentence. I was stunned. It then dawned on me that this session was in fact prearranged. The parcel was only a pretense. Their real motive was once again to force me to admit all my alleged crimes. “I did not commit any crimes,” I asserted firmly. Immediately two people jumped on me and cut off half of my hair. The officer screamed again: “Are you guilty?” I replied firmly again, “No.” Two people then used a rope to tie my hands back tightly. It was connected to a loop around my shoulder and underneath my armpits. It was knotted in such a way that a slight movement of my hands would cause intense pain. This struggle session lasted for two hours. Afterwards, they untied me and handcuffed me instead. The handcuffs became a part of me for the next one hundred days and nights….[3] ”
    Anne F. Thurston, in Enemies of the People, gave a description of an infamous struggle session for the professor You Xiaoli:
    “ You Xiaoli was standing, precariously balanced, on a stool. Her body was bent over from the waist into a right angle, and her arms, elbows stiff and straight, were behind her back, one hand grasping the other at the wrist. It was the position known as “doing the airplane.” Around her neck was a heavy chain, and attached to the chain was a blackboard, a real blackboard, one that had been removed from a classroom at the university where You Xiaoli, for more than ten years, had served as a full professor. On both sides of the blackboard were chalked her name and the myriad crimes she was alleged to have committed. …
    The scene was taking place at the university, too, in a sports field at one of China’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning. In the audience were You Xiaoli’s students and colleagues and former friends. Workers from local factories and peasants from nearby communes had been bused in for the spectacle. From the audience came repeated, rhythmic chants … “Down with You Xiaoli! Down with You Xiaoli!”
    “I had many feelings at that struggle session,” recalls You Xiaoli. “I thought there were some bad people in the audience. But I also thought there were many ignorant people, people who did not understand what was happening, so I pitied that kind of person. They brought workers and peasants into the meetings, and they could not understand what was happening. But I was also angry.”[4]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Struggle_session

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  29. syonredux says:
    @Steve Sailer
    This was extremely ironic given Orwell’s deep-seated dislike of Scots and Scotland.

    Not to mention Orwell's anti-Irish bigotry.

    Orwell’s dislike of the Scots might have had something to do with his school days. From “Such, Such Were The Joys”:

    The school was pervaded by a curious cult of Scotland, which brought out the fundamental contradiction in our standard of values. Flip claimed Scottish ancestry, and she favoured the Scottish boys, encouraging them to wear kilts in their ancestral tartan instead of the school uniform, and even christened her youngest child by a Gaelic name. Ostensibly we were supposed to admire the Scots because they were ‘grim’ and ‘dour’ (‘stern’ was perhaps the key word), and irresistible on the field of battle. In the big schoolroom there was a steel engraving of the charge to the Scots Greys at Waterloo, all looking as though they enjoyed every moment of it. Our picture of Scotland was made up of burns, braes, kilts, sporrans, claymores, bagpipes and the like, all somehow mixed up with the invigorating effects of porridge, Protestantism and a cold climate. But underlying this was something quite different. The real reason for the cult of Scotland was that only very rich people could spend their summers there. And the pretended belief in Scottish superiority was a cover for the bad conscience of the occupying English, who had pushed the Highland peasantry off their farms to make way for the deer forests, and then compensated them by turning them into servants. Flip’s face always beamed with innocent snobbishness when she spoke of Scotland. Occasionally she even attempted a trace of Scottish accent. Scotland was a private paradise which a few initiates could talk about and make outsiders feel small.

    http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/joys/english/e_joys

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    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    No, this is a lie. Orwell was an accomplished dissembler. He was an Old Etonian and prior to that went to Prep School. The piece in question is better classed as a semi-fictional essay.
    Orwell was one of those small minority of Englishmen who are ignorant of Scotland, yet still hate it. People like him have been aiding the SNP for generations.
    , @Steve Sailer
    A lot of people retcon their past feelings. For example, people suffering from depression in the present are often convinced that they never ever felt happy in their whole lives.
  30. nebulafox says:

    The Chinese have a brutally dry excellent sense of humor and irony, got to give ‘em that…

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  31. “Do we still melt all our pots and pans?

    No, but the Americans are melting statues of counter-revolutionaries!”

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  32. @syonredux
    Orwell's dislike of the Scots might have had something to do with his school days. From "Such, Such Were The Joys":

    The school was pervaded by a curious cult of Scotland, which brought out the fundamental contradiction in our standard of values. Flip claimed Scottish ancestry, and she favoured the Scottish boys, encouraging them to wear kilts in their ancestral tartan instead of the school uniform, and even christened her youngest child by a Gaelic name. Ostensibly we were supposed to admire the Scots because they were ‘grim’ and ‘dour’ (‘stern’ was perhaps the key word), and irresistible on the field of battle. In the big schoolroom there was a steel engraving of the charge to the Scots Greys at Waterloo, all looking as though they enjoyed every moment of it. Our picture of Scotland was made up of burns, braes, kilts, sporrans, claymores, bagpipes and the like, all somehow mixed up with the invigorating effects of porridge, Protestantism and a cold climate. But underlying this was something quite different. The real reason for the cult of Scotland was that only very rich people could spend their summers there. And the pretended belief in Scottish superiority was a cover for the bad conscience of the occupying English, who had pushed the Highland peasantry off their farms to make way for the deer forests, and then compensated them by turning them into servants. Flip's face always beamed with innocent snobbishness when she spoke of Scotland. Occasionally she even attempted a trace of Scottish accent. Scotland was a private paradise which a few initiates could talk about and make outsiders feel small.
     
    http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/joys/english/e_joys

    No, this is a lie. Orwell was an accomplished dissembler. He was an Old Etonian and prior to that went to Prep School. The piece in question is better classed as a semi-fictional essay.
    Orwell was one of those small minority of Englishmen who are ignorant of Scotland, yet still hate it. People like him have been aiding the SNP for generations.

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    No, this is a lie. Orwell was an accomplished dissembler. He was an Old Etonian and prior to that went to Prep School. The piece in question is better classed as a semi-fictional essay.
     
    Interesting. Do you have any evidence to support your assertion that Orwell fabricated the "cult of Scotland" business?

    I do know that various people have challenged the overall veracity of the essay:

    Of his contemporaries, Cecil Beaton wrote of the piece "It is hilariously funny, but it is exaggerated".[21] Connolly, on reviewing Stansky & Abraham's interpretation, wrote "I was at first enchanted as by anything which recalls one's youth but when I went to verify some references from my old reports and letters I was nearly sick... In the case of St Cyprian's and the Wilkes whom I had so blithely mocked I feel an emotional disturbance... The Wilkeses were true friends and I had caricatured their mannerisms (developed as a kind of ritual square-bashing for dealing with generations of boys) and read mercenary motives into much that was just enthusiasm"[31] Walter Christie and Henry Longhurst went further and wrote their own sympathetic accounts of the school in response to Orwell's and voiced their appreciation for the formidable Mrs Wilkes.[32][33] Robert Pearce, researching the papers of another former pupil,[34] made a comprehensive study from the perspective of the school, investigating school records and other pupils' accounts. While some features were universal features of Prep school life, he concluded that Orwell's depiction bore little relation to reality and that Orwell's defamatory allegations were unsupportable.[14] Davison writes 'If one is looking for a factual account for life at St Cyprian's, this is not the place to seek it."[35]
    On Orwell's claimed state of misery, Jacintha Buddicom, who knew him well at the time, also raised a strong challenge. She wrote "I can guarantee that the 'I' of Such, Such were the Joys is quite unrecognisable as Eric as we knew him then" and "He was a philosophical boy, with varied interests and a sense of humour — which he was inclined to indulge when referring to St Cyprian's in the holidays.[22]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Such,_Such_Were_the_Joys#Reaction_from_contemporaries
  33. Rod1963 says:
    @Anonymous
    The Cultural Revolution didn't last there and it won't last here. Maintain discipline.

    It doesn’t need to last. Once the Maoists get going they do a lot of damage real fast.

    Also you need to look beyond the street protestors and you’ll see a lot of powerful interests including the political establishment have now joined the SJW side which now provides them with money and political support. This guarantees the movement is here for the long haul.

    These supporters aren’t doing it because they believe in SJW crap – they don’t. They are using them as club and excuse to attack the dirt people(white blue collar and middle-class, Christians, nationalists) whom they openly despise and want gone.

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    • Replies: @International Jew
    Quite right. And in the west we have another element: mass immigration. China came out of the Cultural Revolution still Chinese. The west's descent into madness is accompanied by a loss of any will to defend the borders from the demographic tsunami coming out of Africa.

    After the fall of the western Roman Empire, it took some 1500 years before Britain had indoor plumbing once again. But how long will it before an African Europe reinvents civilization?
    , @Stebbing Heuer
    Indeed.
  34. @Daniel Chieh
    Not enough white people with power seem to care about their people. Its quite sad.

    The vast majority of white people with power got that power through a process in which they were required to deracinate themselves. They don’t recognize those people as their people. Indeed, as the rewards for that deracination become ever scarcer, contempt for those people has replaced ambition as its engine.

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    As a fourth degree relative of a white person who possessed a great deal of political power a few decades ago, I can vouch for your comment. To this day he barely has time for his immediate family let alone extended kin. Family be damned...
    , @Daniel Chieh
    They are building a world where they wouldn't like to live in. How glorious.
  35. @Verymuchalive
    Orwell's Scotophobia was doubly perplexing, given his obvious Scottish ancestry ( Eric Arthur Blair. Blar = Scots Gaelic for Meadow or Field )
    From my own experience, Scotophilia seems much more common. Even people with a small amount of Scots ancestry seem to be proud of it. Indeed, even people with no direct ancestry were happy to jump on the bandwagon. Communist snob and racist, Karl Marx, was overjoyed about his wife's distant connection to the Duke of Argyle.
    In the Scotland of my youth, the offending pieces were not mentioned in school. The school I attended did teach Orwell, but with the strong warning that he could be disingenuous and propagandist. Many schools did not teach him at all. In fact, they may still do, for all I know.

    Communist snob and racist, Karl Marx, was overjoyed about his wife’s distant connection to the Duke of Argyle.

    That had a hell of a lot more to do with the Duke part than the Argyle part. He’d have much preferred the Duke of York.

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  36. nebulafox says:
    @Daniel Chieh
    The world must be saved!

    Just in case the West isn’t, I’m learning Mandarin. That joke, apart from being painfully funny, was a good reading exercise.

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  37. nebulafox says:
    @John Derbyshire
    Chatting with an Israeli friend last week, we agreed that there is a lot of Jew Envy on the Alt Right.

    "Where is OUR Israel?"

    Many in Israeli public life talk about race in a manner in the Alt Right would condone. Legions of former Soviet emigrants, completely untouched by political correctness of any kind, seem to have enhanced rather than curbed this trend. Even left-wing Israeli papers have been withering in their treatment of African illegal migration, fully stating that it brings crime and disorder, not multicultural vibrancy.

    One wonders how Israel *would* respond to an actual Alt Right government in the US. My guess is that, provided they get a free hand in Palestine under the guise of state order/Westphalianism (which is the attitude India, Russia, and China all de facto take), they’d be quite happy to cut deals with one. Israel isn’t as isolated as it used to be, Netanyahu’s assertions to the contrary aside.

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  38. @Yan Shen
    See this blog post by Steve Hsu.

    http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2017/08/chinese-social-media-notices-us.html

    It's a joke on Chinese social media about the uh new Cultural Revolution in the United States and seems like it was motivated in part by what happened in Charlottesville recently. Maybe Steve could've provided that bit of context.

    This also ties back perfectly to many of the things I've stated on this blog and elsewhere. Confucian East Asia and by extension East Asian Americans seem to be the last bastion of sanity remaining in the midst of the multicultural post-modern PC lunacy that's seemingly engulfed the rest of humanity. As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night...

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  39. AndrewR says:
    @Desiderius
    The vast majority of white people with power got that power through a process in which they were required to deracinate themselves. They don't recognize those people as their people. Indeed, as the rewards for that deracination become ever scarcer, contempt for those people has replaced ambition as its engine.

    As a fourth degree relative of a white person who possessed a great deal of political power a few decades ago, I can vouch for your comment. To this day he barely has time for his immediate family let alone extended kin. Family be damned…

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  40. @Desiderius
    The vast majority of white people with power got that power through a process in which they were required to deracinate themselves. They don't recognize those people as their people. Indeed, as the rewards for that deracination become ever scarcer, contempt for those people has replaced ambition as its engine.

    They are building a world where they wouldn’t like to live in. How glorious.

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    They are building a world where they wouldn’t like to live in. How glorious.
     
    (a) In the long run, we're all dead. True for all values of gay atheists like Keynes. For the rest of us, not so much. Gay atheists don't waste much time worrying about the rest of us.

    (b) in the short run, they'll be in charge, so no, they'll very much like it.

    The mind is its own place, and in it self
    Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.
    What matter where, if I be still the same,
    And what I should be, all but less then he
    Whom Thunder hath made greater? Here at least
    We shall be free; th’ Almighty hath not built
    Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
    Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
    To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
    Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n.
  41. syonredux says:
    @Verymuchalive
    No, this is a lie. Orwell was an accomplished dissembler. He was an Old Etonian and prior to that went to Prep School. The piece in question is better classed as a semi-fictional essay.
    Orwell was one of those small minority of Englishmen who are ignorant of Scotland, yet still hate it. People like him have been aiding the SNP for generations.

    No, this is a lie. Orwell was an accomplished dissembler. He was an Old Etonian and prior to that went to Prep School. The piece in question is better classed as a semi-fictional essay.

    Interesting. Do you have any evidence to support your assertion that Orwell fabricated the “cult of Scotland” business?

    I do know that various people have challenged the overall veracity of the essay:

    Of his contemporaries, Cecil Beaton wrote of the piece “It is hilariously funny, but it is exaggerated”.[21] Connolly, on reviewing Stansky & Abraham’s interpretation, wrote “I was at first enchanted as by anything which recalls one’s youth but when I went to verify some references from my old reports and letters I was nearly sick… In the case of St Cyprian’s and the Wilkes whom I had so blithely mocked I feel an emotional disturbance… The Wilkeses were true friends and I had caricatured their mannerisms (developed as a kind of ritual square-bashing for dealing with generations of boys) and read mercenary motives into much that was just enthusiasm”[31] Walter Christie and Henry Longhurst went further and wrote their own sympathetic accounts of the school in response to Orwell’s and voiced their appreciation for the formidable Mrs Wilkes.[32][33] Robert Pearce, researching the papers of another former pupil,[34] made a comprehensive study from the perspective of the school, investigating school records and other pupils’ accounts. While some features were universal features of Prep school life, he concluded that Orwell’s depiction bore little relation to reality and that Orwell’s defamatory allegations were unsupportable.[14] Davison writes ‘If one is looking for a factual account for life at St Cyprian’s, this is not the place to seek it.”[35]
    On Orwell’s claimed state of misery, Jacintha Buddicom, who knew him well at the time, also raised a strong challenge. She wrote “I can guarantee that the ‘I’ of Such, Such were the Joys is quite unrecognisable as Eric as we knew him then” and “He was a philosophical boy, with varied interests and a sense of humour — which he was inclined to indulge when referring to St Cyprian’s in the holidays.[22]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Such,_Such_Were_the_Joys#Reaction_from_contemporaries

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    A lot of people retcon their past feelings. For example, people suffering from depression in the present are often convinced that they never ever felt happy in their whole lives.
    , @Steve Sailer
    A Cult of Scotland celebrating Highlander culture was apparent by the time of the Ossian hoax of the late 18th Century. It intensified under Sir Walter Scott's historical novels in the 19th Century. TB Macaulay had some brilliant things to say about it in his History of England. He noted that Highlanders were of zero interest to Englishmen except as objects of fear and hatred until after they were crushed following their 1745 invasion of England. Then their barbaric culture became celebrated, once it was no longer a menace.
  42. Raffler says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Weihan Wang can be our future Lee Kuan Yew.

    https://twitter.com/WeihanWang4/status/898543134899974145

    https://twitter.com/WeihanWang4/status/898513029566001152

    LKY would ask why US Navy has bad skippers. That is no joke.

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  43. @Yan Shen
    See this blog post by Steve Hsu.

    http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2017/08/chinese-social-media-notices-us.html

    It's a joke on Chinese social media about the uh new Cultural Revolution in the United States and seems like it was motivated in part by what happened in Charlottesville recently. Maybe Steve could've provided that bit of context.

    This also ties back perfectly to many of the things I've stated on this blog and elsewhere. Confucian East Asia and by extension East Asian Americans seem to be the last bastion of sanity remaining in the midst of the multicultural post-modern PC lunacy that's seemingly engulfed the rest of humanity. As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night...

    It’s a joke on Chinese social media about the uh new Cultural Revolution in the United States and seems like it was motivated in part by what happened in Charlottesville recently.

    It’s a stretch. The Cultural Revolution killed hundreds of thousands and culminated in pitched battles between rival factions armed with rifles and artillery:

    While seizing power from the bureaucrats, rebels around the country also ended up firing at each other. When Beijing ordered rebels to return weapons to the army two years later, 2.13 million rifles and more than 10,000 artillery pieces were reclaimed across the country.

    Li Musen, a technician at Chongqing’s artillery shell factory, was one of the top commanders of the “rebel until the end” Red Guard camp, the 815 faction’s rivals.

    “I did pretty well in the conflicts,” said Li, who was 28 when the Cultural Revolution broke out. “I put my life in danger to win the position.”

    Li fought nine battles before signing a truce to end the conflict. As well as commanding others, he loaded and fired artillery shells in some battles.

    “When I commanded the shelling, I wished we could kill as many as possible with each shell … we all felt like we were guarding Mao’s revolutionary line,” Li said. “We were not afraid of bleeding or dying.”

    What we have here is a muted rerun of 60′s era demonstrations and counter-demonstrations over a huge chasm in interests and ideology, not anything like China’s strange mini civil war over who could show more devotion to Mao’s Little Red Book. If there is to be a point of comparison, it would be to the Chinese Civil War, when Chiang fought Mao for control of the country. Except we’re nowhere near the point of duking it out using organized military formations. Communist China has simply not seen vigorous disagreement that did not end up in significant blood-letting, so they’ve assumed that we will end up doing what they did over trivialities.

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  44. @Daniel Chieh
    They are building a world where they wouldn't like to live in. How glorious.

    They are building a world where they wouldn’t like to live in. How glorious.

    (a) In the long run, we’re all dead. True for all values of gay atheists like Keynes. For the rest of us, not so much. Gay atheists don’t waste much time worrying about the rest of us.

    (b) in the short run, they’ll be in charge, so no, they’ll very much like it.

    The mind is its own place, and in it self
    Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n.
    What matter where, if I be still the same,
    And what I should be, all but less then he
    Whom Thunder hath made greater? Here at least
    We shall be free; th’ Almighty hath not built
    Here for his envy, will not drive us hence:
    Here we may reign secure, and in my choyce
    To reign is worth ambition though in Hell:
    Better to reign in Hell, then serve in Heav’n.

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  45. @syonredux

    No, this is a lie. Orwell was an accomplished dissembler. He was an Old Etonian and prior to that went to Prep School. The piece in question is better classed as a semi-fictional essay.
     
    Interesting. Do you have any evidence to support your assertion that Orwell fabricated the "cult of Scotland" business?

    I do know that various people have challenged the overall veracity of the essay:

    Of his contemporaries, Cecil Beaton wrote of the piece "It is hilariously funny, but it is exaggerated".[21] Connolly, on reviewing Stansky & Abraham's interpretation, wrote "I was at first enchanted as by anything which recalls one's youth but when I went to verify some references from my old reports and letters I was nearly sick... In the case of St Cyprian's and the Wilkes whom I had so blithely mocked I feel an emotional disturbance... The Wilkeses were true friends and I had caricatured their mannerisms (developed as a kind of ritual square-bashing for dealing with generations of boys) and read mercenary motives into much that was just enthusiasm"[31] Walter Christie and Henry Longhurst went further and wrote their own sympathetic accounts of the school in response to Orwell's and voiced their appreciation for the formidable Mrs Wilkes.[32][33] Robert Pearce, researching the papers of another former pupil,[34] made a comprehensive study from the perspective of the school, investigating school records and other pupils' accounts. While some features were universal features of Prep school life, he concluded that Orwell's depiction bore little relation to reality and that Orwell's defamatory allegations were unsupportable.[14] Davison writes 'If one is looking for a factual account for life at St Cyprian's, this is not the place to seek it."[35]
    On Orwell's claimed state of misery, Jacintha Buddicom, who knew him well at the time, also raised a strong challenge. She wrote "I can guarantee that the 'I' of Such, Such were the Joys is quite unrecognisable as Eric as we knew him then" and "He was a philosophical boy, with varied interests and a sense of humour — which he was inclined to indulge when referring to St Cyprian's in the holidays.[22]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Such,_Such_Were_the_Joys#Reaction_from_contemporaries

    A lot of people retcon their past feelings. For example, people suffering from depression in the present are often convinced that they never ever felt happy in their whole lives.

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    • Replies: @Ivy

    A lot of people retcon their past feelings. For example, people suffering from depression in the present are often convinced that they never ever felt happy on their whole lives.
     
    One variation is the ongoing delusion process, a real-time self-retconning of other sufferers, diagnosed or otherwise, to keep their selves progressing. Hence an industry devoted to happiness in a pill, with the motto: It's never too late to have a happy childhood. Or, if you prefer, a womb with a view.

    On a related note, do you and the Scotts ever plan to have a meet-up? You could probably fill an auditorium although these days the security expense could be high.
    , @CCZ
    Very True!!

    I have found this to be especially true among late transition transjenners, who, for example, married three times and procreated 6 children, but were "always" a woman.

  46. @syonredux
    Orwell's dislike of the Scots might have had something to do with his school days. From "Such, Such Were The Joys":

    The school was pervaded by a curious cult of Scotland, which brought out the fundamental contradiction in our standard of values. Flip claimed Scottish ancestry, and she favoured the Scottish boys, encouraging them to wear kilts in their ancestral tartan instead of the school uniform, and even christened her youngest child by a Gaelic name. Ostensibly we were supposed to admire the Scots because they were ‘grim’ and ‘dour’ (‘stern’ was perhaps the key word), and irresistible on the field of battle. In the big schoolroom there was a steel engraving of the charge to the Scots Greys at Waterloo, all looking as though they enjoyed every moment of it. Our picture of Scotland was made up of burns, braes, kilts, sporrans, claymores, bagpipes and the like, all somehow mixed up with the invigorating effects of porridge, Protestantism and a cold climate. But underlying this was something quite different. The real reason for the cult of Scotland was that only very rich people could spend their summers there. And the pretended belief in Scottish superiority was a cover for the bad conscience of the occupying English, who had pushed the Highland peasantry off their farms to make way for the deer forests, and then compensated them by turning them into servants. Flip's face always beamed with innocent snobbishness when she spoke of Scotland. Occasionally she even attempted a trace of Scottish accent. Scotland was a private paradise which a few initiates could talk about and make outsiders feel small.
     
    http://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/joys/english/e_joys

    A lot of people retcon their past feelings. For example, people suffering from depression in the present are often convinced that they never ever felt happy in their whole lives.

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  47. @ATX Hipster
    It's funny how nationalists from different countries can be sympathetic to one another, while still valuing citizenship in their respective home nations.

    It's almost as if nationalism doesn't necessarily lead to invading your neighbors for lebensraum.

    It’s almost as if nationalism doesn’t necessarily lead to invading your neighbors for lebensraum.

    But it tends to, doesn’t it? Why do you suppose Trump’s base is more favorable to increasing troop levels in Afghanistan? Or Trump is even crazier on N. Korea than the Dems?

    (Most) nationalists favor internal militarism. Make the country strong and mighty. Militarism leads to war.

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    • Replies: @ATX Hipster
    Trump's base isn't favorable to increasing troop levels in Afghanistan. Many of us have had friends and family die in that shithole and can't figure out why.

    Have you seen the reaction of the base to Bannon's leaving the administration? Does it seem like anybody who voted for Trump wants to see him surrounded by neocons?

  48. Ivy says:
    @Steve Sailer
    A lot of people retcon their past feelings. For example, people suffering from depression in the present are often convinced that they never ever felt happy in their whole lives.

    A lot of people retcon their past feelings. For example, people suffering from depression in the present are often convinced that they never ever felt happy on their whole lives.

    One variation is the ongoing delusion process, a real-time self-retconning of other sufferers, diagnosed or otherwise, to keep their selves progressing. Hence an industry devoted to happiness in a pill, with the motto: It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. Or, if you prefer, a womb with a view.

    On a related note, do you and the Scotts ever plan to have a meet-up? You could probably fill an auditorium although these days the security expense could be high.

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  49. Bayan says:

    Didn’t know the Chinese could be this funny. Translate more please.

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  50. CCZ says:
    @Steve Sailer
    A lot of people retcon their past feelings. For example, people suffering from depression in the present are often convinced that they never ever felt happy in their whole lives.

    Very True!!

    I have found this to be especially true among late transition transjenners, who, for example, married three times and procreated 6 children, but were “always” a woman.

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  51. @syonredux

    No, this is a lie. Orwell was an accomplished dissembler. He was an Old Etonian and prior to that went to Prep School. The piece in question is better classed as a semi-fictional essay.
     
    Interesting. Do you have any evidence to support your assertion that Orwell fabricated the "cult of Scotland" business?

    I do know that various people have challenged the overall veracity of the essay:

    Of his contemporaries, Cecil Beaton wrote of the piece "It is hilariously funny, but it is exaggerated".[21] Connolly, on reviewing Stansky & Abraham's interpretation, wrote "I was at first enchanted as by anything which recalls one's youth but when I went to verify some references from my old reports and letters I was nearly sick... In the case of St Cyprian's and the Wilkes whom I had so blithely mocked I feel an emotional disturbance... The Wilkeses were true friends and I had caricatured their mannerisms (developed as a kind of ritual square-bashing for dealing with generations of boys) and read mercenary motives into much that was just enthusiasm"[31] Walter Christie and Henry Longhurst went further and wrote their own sympathetic accounts of the school in response to Orwell's and voiced their appreciation for the formidable Mrs Wilkes.[32][33] Robert Pearce, researching the papers of another former pupil,[34] made a comprehensive study from the perspective of the school, investigating school records and other pupils' accounts. While some features were universal features of Prep school life, he concluded that Orwell's depiction bore little relation to reality and that Orwell's defamatory allegations were unsupportable.[14] Davison writes 'If one is looking for a factual account for life at St Cyprian's, this is not the place to seek it."[35]
    On Orwell's claimed state of misery, Jacintha Buddicom, who knew him well at the time, also raised a strong challenge. She wrote "I can guarantee that the 'I' of Such, Such were the Joys is quite unrecognisable as Eric as we knew him then" and "He was a philosophical boy, with varied interests and a sense of humour — which he was inclined to indulge when referring to St Cyprian's in the holidays.[22]

     

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Such,_Such_Were_the_Joys#Reaction_from_contemporaries

    A Cult of Scotland celebrating Highlander culture was apparent by the time of the Ossian hoax of the late 18th Century. It intensified under Sir Walter Scott’s historical novels in the 19th Century. TB Macaulay had some brilliant things to say about it in his History of England. He noted that Highlanders were of zero interest to Englishmen except as objects of fear and hatred until after they were crushed following their 1745 invasion of England. Then their barbaric culture became celebrated, once it was no longer a menace.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    True, but also the extent to which they were a menace to the Sun King under the British flag didn't hurt.
  52. @Rod1963
    It doesn't need to last. Once the Maoists get going they do a lot of damage real fast.

    Also you need to look beyond the street protestors and you'll see a lot of powerful interests including the political establishment have now joined the SJW side which now provides them with money and political support. This guarantees the movement is here for the long haul.

    These supporters aren't doing it because they believe in SJW crap - they don't. They are using them as club and excuse to attack the dirt people(white blue collar and middle-class, Christians, nationalists) whom they openly despise and want gone.

    Quite right. And in the west we have another element: mass immigration. China came out of the Cultural Revolution still Chinese. The west’s descent into madness is accompanied by a loss of any will to defend the borders from the demographic tsunami coming out of Africa.

    After the fall of the western Roman Empire, it took some 1500 years before Britain had indoor plumbing once again. But how long will it before an African Europe reinvents civilization?

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  53. SportsFan says:
    @Sunbeam
    "As fans of Game of Thrones may appreciate, we may indeed be in need of an Azor Ahai to rescue us from the impending darkness of the Long Night…"

    Don't know how much work it would be to "photoshop" a video clip from Game of Thrones, but that is comedy gold waiting to happen.

    Antifa literally are "White Walkers." Saw some clip where Sandor Clegane throws a rock at a bunch of wights and they wind up getting swarmed by them. Be funny if you dubbed in Spencer's head.

    Antifa are literally White Walkers??? To the contrary! [Spoilers alert!]

    Given who’s running GOT, the White Walkers are stand-ins for “white supremacist zombies”, and their puppet master, the ice spear-chucking, infinitely evil Night King, is obviously Donald Trump. GRRM may not have intended it that way back when he started writing the (then) trilogy, but given The Current Year, I’m sure Benioff and Weiss are loving the parallels.

    To wit, the White Walkers have flesh “pale as milk”, eyes “blue that burned like ice”, live in the North beyond the Wall, speak in voices “like the cracking of ice on a winter lake”, and wield crystal swords that shatter steel, not to mention UVA coeds’ faces. If that’s not enough Nordic Aryan Haven Monahan shattered glass iconography to fill ten Sabrina Rubin Erdely articles, the White Walkers were thought to be long gone, a winter tale (=KKK/Nazis) to frighten small children, but recently have been found to exist in massive numbers (=Trump voters) after all and are marching under their leader the Night King to destroy all life in the Wester(os) civilization.

    They are referred to as “The Others” (= deplorables) and can’t be defeated with conventional steel. However, they are susceptible to fire (which may have inspired that BLM/antifa in C-ville to fashion a paint-can flamethrower to burn the alt-right marchers) and something called “dragonglass”. I don’t know if BLM/antifa have tried using googleglass in the hopes of literally shattering alt-right marchers.

    While the qualified feminist contenders for the Westeros throne are mostly busy plotting to kill one another (but not before torturing them), in the latest episode the most SJW of these fine-looking breakers of glass ceilings, Daenerys, gets vag tingles for her nephew, despite his being somewhat short by her standards. But he owns a long, very special sword made of dragon unobtainium and has been trying to convince her to take the White Walker threat seriously. She has three fire-breathing dragons whom she hatched and nursed to the size of an F-116, and loves using to napalm slavemasters or just insufficiently deferential males immune to her smoking-hot looks.

    After getting notice of a White Walker mob surrounding her black-clad nephew and his compadres on an ice lake, she hops on the back of one of her dragon-children, and arrives just in time to burn a crapload of the White Walkers and save the said nephew from being killed and turned into a blue-eyed devil. He finally gets sufficiently Woke and accepts her as his deserved queen, even though he’s part of the chosen royalty line himself, just doesn’t know the full extent of it yet.

    I won’t add any more spoilers here, but these two should make a fine ruling couple, occasional burnings of the Others and the less Woke aside. All they have to do is defeat the Night King, as well as the current qualified female occupant of the Iron throne, Cersei, whose domestic partner and father of her murdered children is her own brother. The hot brother, not the dwarf brother who advises Daenerys in plotting to kill his sister, after he killed their own father with a crossbow bolt to the chest for planning his less fortunate son’s execution on false charges of killing his nephew.

    That’s the Cliffs Notes version of the great civilizational struggle against the White Walkers. OK, I swear it somehow seems less preposterous and even sorta makes sense when you watch it, instead of describing the plot.

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    Honestly I was just going to point out that the Night King and the army of the dead are the real uh wight supremacists, hoping to spread wight supremacy across the lands of Westeros.

    You did seem to hit on the whole ice people being evil thing though. I would just add that don't be surprised when uh Game of Thrones get reinterpreted by the SJWs as a cosmic saga of the essential goodness of fire and the sun people against the wintry darkness of the wight supremacist ice people.

    That's why you keep hearing me refer to the impending race war between the Ta Nehisi Coates of the world and the John Derbyshires, aka the white Ta Nehisi Coates, as a song of ice and fire!
  54. @Stephen R. Diamond

    It’s almost as if nationalism doesn’t necessarily lead to invading your neighbors for lebensraum.
     
    But it tends to, doesn't it? Why do you suppose Trump's base is more favorable to increasing troop levels in Afghanistan? Or Trump is even crazier on N. Korea than the Dems?

    (Most) nationalists favor internal militarism. Make the country strong and mighty. Militarism leads to war.

    Trump’s base isn’t favorable to increasing troop levels in Afghanistan. Many of us have had friends and family die in that shithole and can’t figure out why.

    Have you seen the reaction of the base to Bannon’s leaving the administration? Does it seem like anybody who voted for Trump wants to see him surrounded by neocons?

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    • Replies: @Stephen R. Diamond
    The difference between most Trumpians and the neo-cons is that the neo-cons call it nation building and the Trumpians call it killing terrorists.

    The polling data indicates more support among Trump's base for escalating the Afghanistan war than among any other group:

    "Republicans and those who voted for Trump in 2016 are the only groups in which more people say they support a troop increase than oppose it." - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/21/most-americans-oppose-sending-more-troops-to-afghanistan-except-in-trumps-base/?utm_term=.d9f9f91f768d

    Trumpians (and Trump himself) are also the ones who have most gone berserk about North Korea.

  55. @Steve Sailer
    A Cult of Scotland celebrating Highlander culture was apparent by the time of the Ossian hoax of the late 18th Century. It intensified under Sir Walter Scott's historical novels in the 19th Century. TB Macaulay had some brilliant things to say about it in his History of England. He noted that Highlanders were of zero interest to Englishmen except as objects of fear and hatred until after they were crushed following their 1745 invasion of England. Then their barbaric culture became celebrated, once it was no longer a menace.

    True, but also the extent to which they were a menace to the Sun King under the British flag didn’t hurt.

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  56. @ATX Hipster
    Trump's base isn't favorable to increasing troop levels in Afghanistan. Many of us have had friends and family die in that shithole and can't figure out why.

    Have you seen the reaction of the base to Bannon's leaving the administration? Does it seem like anybody who voted for Trump wants to see him surrounded by neocons?

    The difference between most Trumpians and the neo-cons is that the neo-cons call it nation building and the Trumpians call it killing terrorists.

    The polling data indicates more support among Trump’s base for escalating the Afghanistan war than among any other group:

    “Republicans and those who voted for Trump in 2016 are the only groups in which more people say they support a troop increase than oppose it.” – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/21/most-americans-oppose-sending-more-troops-to-afghanistan-except-in-trumps-base/?utm_term=.d9f9f91f768d

    Trumpians (and Trump himself) are also the ones who have most gone berserk about North Korea.

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    • Replies: @ATX Hipster
    Everybody that voted for Trump is a member of his base now? Plenty of Trump voters support hawkish neocon foreign policy, because plenty of Trump voters began supporting him only after he'd clinched the nomination. Had he run on such a policy, he likely would not have been nominated in the first place.
  57. Yan Shen says:
    @SportsFan
    Antifa are literally White Walkers??? To the contrary! [Spoilers alert!]

    Given who's running GOT, the White Walkers are stand-ins for "white supremacist zombies", and their puppet master, the ice spear-chucking, infinitely evil Night King, is obviously Donald Trump. GRRM may not have intended it that way back when he started writing the (then) trilogy, but given The Current Year, I'm sure Benioff and Weiss are loving the parallels.

    To wit, the White Walkers have flesh "pale as milk", eyes "blue that burned like ice", live in the North beyond the Wall, speak in voices "like the cracking of ice on a winter lake", and wield crystal swords that shatter steel, not to mention UVA coeds' faces. If that's not enough Nordic Aryan Haven Monahan shattered glass iconography to fill ten Sabrina Rubin Erdely articles, the White Walkers were thought to be long gone, a winter tale (=KKK/Nazis) to frighten small children, but recently have been found to exist in massive numbers (=Trump voters) after all and are marching under their leader the Night King to destroy all life in the Wester(os) civilization.

    They are referred to as "The Others" (= deplorables) and can't be defeated with conventional steel. However, they are susceptible to fire (which may have inspired that BLM/antifa in C-ville to fashion a paint-can flamethrower to burn the alt-right marchers) and something called "dragonglass". I don't know if BLM/antifa have tried using googleglass in the hopes of literally shattering alt-right marchers.

    While the qualified feminist contenders for the Westeros throne are mostly busy plotting to kill one another (but not before torturing them), in the latest episode the most SJW of these fine-looking breakers of glass ceilings, Daenerys, gets vag tingles for her nephew, despite his being somewhat short by her standards. But he owns a long, very special sword made of dragon unobtainium and has been trying to convince her to take the White Walker threat seriously. She has three fire-breathing dragons whom she hatched and nursed to the size of an F-116, and loves using to napalm slavemasters or just insufficiently deferential males immune to her smoking-hot looks.

    After getting notice of a White Walker mob surrounding her black-clad nephew and his compadres on an ice lake, she hops on the back of one of her dragon-children, and arrives just in time to burn a crapload of the White Walkers and save the said nephew from being killed and turned into a blue-eyed devil. He finally gets sufficiently Woke and accepts her as his deserved queen, even though he's part of the chosen royalty line himself, just doesn't know the full extent of it yet.

    I won't add any more spoilers here, but these two should make a fine ruling couple, occasional burnings of the Others and the less Woke aside. All they have to do is defeat the Night King, as well as the current qualified female occupant of the Iron throne, Cersei, whose domestic partner and father of her murdered children is her own brother. The hot brother, not the dwarf brother who advises Daenerys in plotting to kill his sister, after he killed their own father with a crossbow bolt to the chest for planning his less fortunate son's execution on false charges of killing his nephew.

    That's the Cliffs Notes version of the great civilizational struggle against the White Walkers. OK, I swear it somehow seems less preposterous and even sorta makes sense when you watch it, instead of describing the plot.

    Honestly I was just going to point out that the Night King and the army of the dead are the real uh wight supremacists, hoping to spread wight supremacy across the lands of Westeros.

    You did seem to hit on the whole ice people being evil thing though. I would just add that don’t be surprised when uh Game of Thrones get reinterpreted by the SJWs as a cosmic saga of the essential goodness of fire and the sun people against the wintry darkness of the wight supremacist ice people.

    That’s why you keep hearing me refer to the impending race war between the Ta Nehisi Coates of the world and the John Derbyshires, aka the white Ta Nehisi Coates, as a song of ice and fire!

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    • Replies: @SportsFan
    "don’t be surprised when uh Game of Thrones get reinterpreted by the SJWs as a cosmic saga of the essential goodness of fire and the sun people against the wintry darkness of the wight supremacist ice people."

    You've said it much better than I. 'Wight supremacy' against the essential goodness of 'fire and the sun people'. Brilliant.

    As we know from this blog, the New Yorker has already written a poem of ice and fire about the iconic picture in C-ville in which a glamorous, relaxed sun person is pouring fire onto a scary wight supremacist like Daenerys' dragon-child.
  58. SportsFan says:
    @Yan Shen
    Honestly I was just going to point out that the Night King and the army of the dead are the real uh wight supremacists, hoping to spread wight supremacy across the lands of Westeros.

    You did seem to hit on the whole ice people being evil thing though. I would just add that don't be surprised when uh Game of Thrones get reinterpreted by the SJWs as a cosmic saga of the essential goodness of fire and the sun people against the wintry darkness of the wight supremacist ice people.

    That's why you keep hearing me refer to the impending race war between the Ta Nehisi Coates of the world and the John Derbyshires, aka the white Ta Nehisi Coates, as a song of ice and fire!

    “don’t be surprised when uh Game of Thrones get reinterpreted by the SJWs as a cosmic saga of the essential goodness of fire and the sun people against the wintry darkness of the wight supremacist ice people.”

    You’ve said it much better than I. ‘Wight supremacy’ against the essential goodness of ‘fire and the sun people’. Brilliant.

    As we know from this blog, the New Yorker has already written a poem of ice and fire about the iconic picture in C-ville in which a glamorous, relaxed sun person is pouring fire onto a scary wight supremacist like Daenerys’ dragon-child.

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  59. @Stephen R. Diamond
    The difference between most Trumpians and the neo-cons is that the neo-cons call it nation building and the Trumpians call it killing terrorists.

    The polling data indicates more support among Trump's base for escalating the Afghanistan war than among any other group:

    "Republicans and those who voted for Trump in 2016 are the only groups in which more people say they support a troop increase than oppose it." - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/08/21/most-americans-oppose-sending-more-troops-to-afghanistan-except-in-trumps-base/?utm_term=.d9f9f91f768d

    Trumpians (and Trump himself) are also the ones who have most gone berserk about North Korea.

    Everybody that voted for Trump is a member of his base now? Plenty of Trump voters support hawkish neocon foreign policy, because plenty of Trump voters began supporting him only after he’d clinched the nomination. Had he run on such a policy, he likely would not have been nominated in the first place.

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    • Replies: @Stephen R. Diamond
    You may be correct to distinguish core supporters from those who merely voted for Trump. But if you're right about the core supporters, why is it that they cheered for bombing ISIS to oblivion? Is it that they're eager to engage in foreign wars provided they can be conducted completely from the air?
  60. @ATX Hipster
    Everybody that voted for Trump is a member of his base now? Plenty of Trump voters support hawkish neocon foreign policy, because plenty of Trump voters began supporting him only after he'd clinched the nomination. Had he run on such a policy, he likely would not have been nominated in the first place.

    You may be correct to distinguish core supporters from those who merely voted for Trump. But if you’re right about the core supporters, why is it that they cheered for bombing ISIS to oblivion? Is it that they’re eager to engage in foreign wars provided they can be conducted completely from the air?

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  61. @Rod1963
    It doesn't need to last. Once the Maoists get going they do a lot of damage real fast.

    Also you need to look beyond the street protestors and you'll see a lot of powerful interests including the political establishment have now joined the SJW side which now provides them with money and political support. This guarantees the movement is here for the long haul.

    These supporters aren't doing it because they believe in SJW crap - they don't. They are using them as club and excuse to attack the dirt people(white blue collar and middle-class, Christians, nationalists) whom they openly despise and want gone.

    Indeed.

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