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In answer to my question “What Were the Trends and Turning Points That Led to 2016?,” commenter O’Really observes:

I think the annual Google “Year in Search” ads represent an interesting window into these trends.

For many years, they followed a similar template with inspirational images from the worlds of sport, technology, and celebrity, usually culminating in a disabled kid walking with a space-age prosthetic. Here and there, a few token PC images (e.g., rainbow flag) are tossed in for a few seconds.

Then, one year ago, the whole thing becomes essentially Triumph of the SJW Will, literally narrated by Caitlyn Jenner:

The brazenness of the world’s largest corporation and source of information issuing this level of propaganda was, for me, jaw-dropping.

Needless to say, the most recent Year in Search ad is a little less triumphalist, but no less revelatory of the SJW mindset:

By the way, is the Free Hugs guy being celebrated by Google at 0:24 the famous Free Hugs guy, the Hug Thug Jermaine Himmelstein, who finally got put away in 2016 after all those years of punching girls in the face in Times Square?

I can’t tell.

But if Larry Page is reading this: Larry, I’m triggered.

 
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  1. The 2016 video seems to be missing an important event. Some guy, who’s supposed to be the most evil man in America, got elected president.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    Yeah, I noticed that too. Not a single image or mention of the Literal Hitler of the Current Year.
    , @Jefferson
    "The 2016 video seems to be missing an important event. Some guy, who’s supposed to be the most evil man in America, got elected president."

    Silicon Valley wants to pretend November 8th never happened.
    https://youtu.be/vKOb-kmOgpI
    , @Percy Gryce
    Or, put another way, how would this video have been different if Hillary had won?

    Not much I would say.
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  2. Google, from Larry Page on down, feels it is acceptable for women to be punched if they don’t want a free hug as long as the hugger isn’t one of the white patriarchy. There is no conflict in ideology. Only haters feel it is wrong for women to be beaten, raped or subjugated when white males aren’t doing it.

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  3. Jesus H Christ! You weren’t kidding Steve. Who did they subcontract this video out to, Huffpo? Robby Mook? Soros? Definitely 2015 and 2016 are qualitatively different from 2014. This is the sort of mindset that is ok with sweeping 1400 rape victims in one town under the rug, because Don’t Be Evil.

    On the plus side, the comments that youtube allows and the videos allowed are a testament to free speech.

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  4. Uuggh, I never actually heard Caitlyn Jenner speak before (I tend to consume far more information by reading than watching or listening, enough that sitting and listening to a speech is is a significant investment of time, and usually not time I’m going to waste on listening to a tranny delivering an SJW triumph). Whether the eye might be fooled by the transgender artifice, the ear is most definitely not. Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes.

    I have to wonder if there’s ever any talk between the departments of Google and Facebook that handle marketing (the part that deals with selling or utilizing data about people’s preferences, including what they’re searching for and interested in) and the departments that handle “SJW compliance,” whatever it’s called (the ones who basically decide what goes down Google’s predictive search memory hole, for example). They have to really be working very much in utterly different universes.

    OT: the 2015 Google video had a clip of Holly Holm in her successful upset in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, who just lost again last night, badly, getting pummeled for 48 seconds before the referee stopped the bout. This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women’s MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey, a relatively pretty, healthily-proportioned, All American girl-type athlete, who had some success using grappling and judo techniques for a few years, before eventually being bested in the Darwinian world of combat sports by a Brazilian lesbian who looks like a prison inmate. UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major “face,” in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type, rather than an Orange is the New Black extra-type.

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    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "OT: the 2015 Google video had a clip of Holly Holm in her successful upset in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, who just lost again last night, badly, getting pummeled for 48 seconds before the referee stopped the bout. This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women’s MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey, a relatively pretty, healthily-proportioned, All American girl-type athlete, who had some success using grappling and judo techniques for a few years, before eventually being bested in the Darwinian world of combat sports by a Brazilian lesbian who looks like a prison inmate. UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major “face,” in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type, rather than an Orange is the New Black extra-type."

    I am glad Ronda Rousey got knocked out in her last 2 bouts. I read that she is a stuck up douchebag in real life when encountering UFC fans. Ronda Rousey is not a nice person.

    , @markflag
    Good analysis. Women battering women seems to suggest lesbian on lesbian violence is OK. While a sportscaster who falls in love with a male athlete is rightfully called a j strap sniffer, many of whom were demoralized when Urban Meyer went down in flames last night, what is the equivalent for a man who overly idolizes a woman athlete?
    , @Anon
    "Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes."

    I sense you mean,"trannies disgust me and all decent folks, so we all voted for Trump to show how un-PC we are."

    Given that Jenner is a Republican and somewhat pro-Trump, while Trump waives the rainbow flag, so wouldn't that work out the other way 'round? Maybe that explains why Trump didn't win the popular vote: too many assholes like you?
    , @Abe

    This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women’s MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey... UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major “face,” in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type
     
    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock 'n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock 'n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    About half a decade later came FIGHT CLUB, which used the metaphor of so many 20-ish, midlde class American males never having thrown a punch in anger as a metaphor for the decline of American masculinity, and it made cultural waves because the nation was not yet so far POZ'd that the charge still did not have the capacity to sting.

    About half a decade later after that, Aaron Sorkin had his WEST WING alter-ego declare that he found some feminist foundation honcho (Mary Louise Parker) fierce and intimidating , and portrayed that as some kind of successful pick-up strategy.

    10 years after that.... it's tempting to write this off as so much cynical corporate counter-cultural appropriation to get more eyeballs looking at the screen, more butts in the seats, more shoppers in the aisles. And yet in its second term the Obama administration was full-steam-ahead in gender integrating the Marines, Navy Seals, etc. All I know is that nothing clears the mind like a good a$$-kicking. The Chinese, as shown in their recruiting of Olympic athletes, classical musicians, etc., do not harbor any of the illusions of nice, Christian-background whites (of both liberal and conservative stripe) and are building an armed forces that will be maximally effective. I can totally see us being taken by surprise and defeated in a major naval confrontation with the Chinese, and at the hands of BOTH male and female soldiers tasked with doing things most efficient to their particular sex, while our SJW-approved, co-ed, tranny-friendly units run around like chickens without their heads once the firing actually starts. It should be noted the US has never defeated an Asian power yet while limiting itself to only conventional weapons, and I fear unless the new President turns things around, we're just sleepwalking into the next Battle of Tsushima.
    , @Abe

    I have to wonder if there’s ever any talk between the departments of Google and Facebook that handle marketing (the part that deals with selling or utilizing data about people’s preferences, including what they’re searching for and interested in) and the departments that handle “SJW compliance,” whatever it’s called (the ones who basically decide what goes down Google’s predictive search memory hole, for example).
     
    I wonder if such "glossier" marketing material is outsourced to an outside advertising firm. Google and Microsoft, despite being by far two of the richest and most successful corporations on the planet, also have some of the by far worst commercial design regimes of any companies out there. Google still clings to a minimalist, romper-room tri-color design style for everything, and also somehow flupped buying the master reels to the INTERNSHIP, the most damning portrayal of a single company ever made by people who putatively thought they were its friends (highlight for me was the "quidditch" match played by Googlers with a human gold ball; instant victory for the team which can hold on to the golden ball by its- ahem- golden balls).

    As for Microsoft- we broke down this year and bought the kids an XBOX for Christmas so I had occasion to shop on the Microsoft Store. Let's say against all Marxist doctrine Stalin was somehow a Darwinian believer in HBD. Let's also say that he recognized high-IQ Ashkenazi Jews were some of his most valuable natural resources, and before Operation Barbarossa began fortuitously managed to relocate all those he found in Ukraine, Belarus, and occupied-Poland, and concentrate them in a new far-East republic where they'd be safe for the remainder of the war- call it Big Braindova. If the residents of that republic had founded a hugely successful consumer technology company right after the crack-up of the USSR which, while making excellent product, still labored under the dismal aesthetics and customer service standards of late 50's communism, the Microsoft Store would be their ecommerce site.
  5. One wonders whether they knew anything about the free hugs guy. It’s an interesting thought experiment to consider if they did. Liberals want blacks to be like Sydney Poitier, like Morgan Freeman, like, er, Bill Cosby. And if they’re not, well, let’s just pretend they are. Isn’t it about the idea? Fighting prejudice? Better that 99 white women be raped than one avoid walking down MLK BLVD at night because she had rayciss thoughts.

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  6. @Thomas
    Uuggh, I never actually heard Caitlyn Jenner speak before (I tend to consume far more information by reading than watching or listening, enough that sitting and listening to a speech is is a significant investment of time, and usually not time I'm going to waste on listening to a tranny delivering an SJW triumph). Whether the eye might be fooled by the transgender artifice, the ear is most definitely not. Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes.

    I have to wonder if there's ever any talk between the departments of Google and Facebook that handle marketing (the part that deals with selling or utilizing data about people's preferences, including what they're searching for and interested in) and the departments that handle "SJW compliance," whatever it's called (the ones who basically decide what goes down Google's predictive search memory hole, for example). They have to really be working very much in utterly different universes.

    OT: the 2015 Google video had a clip of Holly Holm in her successful upset in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, who just lost again last night, badly, getting pummeled for 48 seconds before the referee stopped the bout. This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women's MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey, a relatively pretty, healthily-proportioned, All American girl-type athlete, who had some success using grappling and judo techniques for a few years, before eventually being bested in the Darwinian world of combat sports by a Brazilian lesbian who looks like a prison inmate. UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major "face," in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type, rather than an Orange is the New Black extra-type.

    “OT: the 2015 Google video had a clip of Holly Holm in her successful upset in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, who just lost again last night, badly, getting pummeled for 48 seconds before the referee stopped the bout. This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women’s MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey, a relatively pretty, healthily-proportioned, All American girl-type athlete, who had some success using grappling and judo techniques for a few years, before eventually being bested in the Darwinian world of combat sports by a Brazilian lesbian who looks like a prison inmate. UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major “face,” in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type, rather than an Orange is the New Black extra-type.”

    I am glad Ronda Rousey got knocked out in her last 2 bouts. I read that she is a stuck up douchebag in real life when encountering UFC fans. Ronda Rousey is not a nice person.

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    • LOL: Abe
    • Replies: @SFG
    A lot of fighters aren't nice people. I mean, it kind of makes sense--they have high testosterone and aggression levels.
  7. @Thomas
    Uuggh, I never actually heard Caitlyn Jenner speak before (I tend to consume far more information by reading than watching or listening, enough that sitting and listening to a speech is is a significant investment of time, and usually not time I'm going to waste on listening to a tranny delivering an SJW triumph). Whether the eye might be fooled by the transgender artifice, the ear is most definitely not. Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes.

    I have to wonder if there's ever any talk between the departments of Google and Facebook that handle marketing (the part that deals with selling or utilizing data about people's preferences, including what they're searching for and interested in) and the departments that handle "SJW compliance," whatever it's called (the ones who basically decide what goes down Google's predictive search memory hole, for example). They have to really be working very much in utterly different universes.

    OT: the 2015 Google video had a clip of Holly Holm in her successful upset in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, who just lost again last night, badly, getting pummeled for 48 seconds before the referee stopped the bout. This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women's MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey, a relatively pretty, healthily-proportioned, All American girl-type athlete, who had some success using grappling and judo techniques for a few years, before eventually being bested in the Darwinian world of combat sports by a Brazilian lesbian who looks like a prison inmate. UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major "face," in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type, rather than an Orange is the New Black extra-type.

    Good analysis. Women battering women seems to suggest lesbian on lesbian violence is OK. While a sportscaster who falls in love with a male athlete is rightfully called a j strap sniffer, many of whom were demoralized when Urban Meyer went down in flames last night, what is the equivalent for a man who overly idolizes a woman athlete?

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    • Replies: @Kylie
    "While a sportscaster who falls in love with a male athlete is rightfully called a j strap sniffer, many of whom were demoralized when Urban Meyer went down in flames last night, what is the equivalent for a man who overly idolizes a woman athlete?"

    A two-word phrase. First word starts with "d".

    , @SFG
    It's a contact sport. You can argue about the larger meaning of watching women fight, but nobody say men's boxing implies it's okay for gay men to beat each other up. (Though, heck, a lot of the more extreme kink scene implies you have plenty of gay men who enjoy it...)
  8. Agree, Steve, extremely triggered. I was not prepared to be so butthurt.

    For the 2015 video how can they not even choose one bland thing to search that is ideologically neutral? Not even by mistake. The extent of these people’s crimestop and goodthink programming is impressive. Preternatural almost.

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  9. I still can’t decide if Google’s decision this year to stop letting you screen for older articles and websites (you can still do it on desktop devices but on mobile you can only screen for recent articles) was deliberately Orwellian or just incidentally so. The SJW mindset is the mindset of the eternal Now.

    (Yeah, yeah, a private corporation can offer any features it wants, of course. But that’s the problem- that we increasingly see the world filtered through the interests of a very small number of corporate actors. William Randolph Hearst could only dream of Google’s power.)

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    • Replies: @Perspective
    The SJW mindset is the mindset of the eternal Now.

    Exactly, apparently part of the psychology behind the SJW mindset is that many of the ones born during the late 80s through the 90s were the product of being raised in day care. They learned that in order to get the attention of the one or two mostly nice ladies in the room was to scream louder than the other brats around them. The legendary SJW Trigglypuff exemplifies this:

    https://youtu.be/Y69tkCbeC5o


    Paul Joseph Watson also has a great video that explains SJWs:

    https://youtu.be/SUhc3Kv4ieE
  10. @Spotted Toad
    I still can't decide if Google's decision this year to stop letting you screen for older articles and websites (you can still do it on desktop devices but on mobile you can only screen for recent articles) was deliberately Orwellian or just incidentally so. The SJW mindset is the mindset of the eternal Now.

    (Yeah, yeah, a private corporation can offer any features it wants, of course. But that's the problem- that we increasingly see the world filtered through the interests of a very small number of corporate actors. William Randolph Hearst could only dream of Google's power.)

    The SJW mindset is the mindset of the eternal Now.

    Exactly, apparently part of the psychology behind the SJW mindset is that many of the ones born during the late 80s through the 90s were the product of being raised in day care. They learned that in order to get the attention of the one or two mostly nice ladies in the room was to scream louder than the other brats around them. The legendary SJW Trigglypuff exemplifies this:

    Paul Joseph Watson also has a great video that explains SJWs:

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    • Replies: @Lot
    Trigglypuff and "Can I get Some Muscle Here" woman are the face of campus leftism online now.
  11. Steve, you mentioned in the other thread that the noose thing goes back to Jena in 2006. I think that’s when it blew up, but it had been percolating longer than that. Here’s an incident from Duke in 1997:

    http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/1997/11/police-unsure-if-lynching-message-was-motivated-hate-or-racial-protest#.VVlqbEbLpX4

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  12. Yeah, nobody epitomizes social justice like David Letterman. C’mon, google. It seems like the only compelling thing about these montages is the intensely mystical or inspirational background music. That’s the basis of it’s argument – the ability of the music to make you feel something, as opposed to thinking about something.

    The converse was true with a “documentary” of the alt-right, or something. As I recall, whenever they showed Jared Taylor walking down the hall, they played deeply ominous mood music. as if to say, “here’s what an evil person walking down the hall looks like!”

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    • Replies: @Lurker
    You know when you're watching propaganda when it asks you to feel and never to think.
  13. It’s imperative that TRUMP finds a way to bust up Big New Media. Facebook and Google need to be contained and then broken for the good of the republic. Way too much power is in their hands.

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    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "It’s imperative that TRUMP finds a way to bust up Big New Media. Facebook and Google need to be contained and then broken for the good of the republic. Way too much power is in their hands."

    Trump MADE his brand using that Big New Media. As an elitist, he isn't going to be destroying what helped him become a larger than life figure.

    Besides, there's something called the First Amendment. Perhaps you heard about it. How do you propose to "bust up" Facebook and Google in light of freedom of speech?

    Do you even think before you type?
  14. @markflag
    Good analysis. Women battering women seems to suggest lesbian on lesbian violence is OK. While a sportscaster who falls in love with a male athlete is rightfully called a j strap sniffer, many of whom were demoralized when Urban Meyer went down in flames last night, what is the equivalent for a man who overly idolizes a woman athlete?

    “While a sportscaster who falls in love with a male athlete is rightfully called a j strap sniffer, many of whom were demoralized when Urban Meyer went down in flames last night, what is the equivalent for a man who overly idolizes a woman athlete?”

    A two-word phrase. First word starts with “d”.

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  15. @Kylie
    "While a sportscaster who falls in love with a male athlete is rightfully called a j strap sniffer, many of whom were demoralized when Urban Meyer went down in flames last night, what is the equivalent for a man who overly idolizes a woman athlete?"

    A two-word phrase. First word starts with "d".

    Can I buy a vowel?

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    @Thomas
    Uuggh, I never actually heard Caitlyn Jenner speak before (I tend to consume far more information by reading than watching or listening, enough that sitting and listening to a speech is is a significant investment of time, and usually not time I'm going to waste on listening to a tranny delivering an SJW triumph). Whether the eye might be fooled by the transgender artifice, the ear is most definitely not. Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes.

    I have to wonder if there's ever any talk between the departments of Google and Facebook that handle marketing (the part that deals with selling or utilizing data about people's preferences, including what they're searching for and interested in) and the departments that handle "SJW compliance," whatever it's called (the ones who basically decide what goes down Google's predictive search memory hole, for example). They have to really be working very much in utterly different universes.

    OT: the 2015 Google video had a clip of Holly Holm in her successful upset in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, who just lost again last night, badly, getting pummeled for 48 seconds before the referee stopped the bout. This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women's MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey, a relatively pretty, healthily-proportioned, All American girl-type athlete, who had some success using grappling and judo techniques for a few years, before eventually being bested in the Darwinian world of combat sports by a Brazilian lesbian who looks like a prison inmate. UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major "face," in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type, rather than an Orange is the New Black extra-type.

    “Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes.”

    I sense you mean,”trannies disgust me and all decent folks, so we all voted for Trump to show how un-PC we are.”

    Given that Jenner is a Republican and somewhat pro-Trump, while Trump waives the rainbow flag, so wouldn’t that work out the other way ’round? Maybe that explains why Trump didn’t win the popular vote: too many assholes like you?

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    • Replies: @Desiderius

    I sense you mean,”trannies disgust me and all decent folks, so we all voted for Trump to show how un-PC we are.”
     
    The lack of sense of you and yours had more to do with it. That's what disgusts us more than trannies. Mental illness isn't disgusting. Hacks exploiting it for political gain are.
    , @2Mintzin1
    Mr. or Ms. Anon:

    How do you "sense" that from a brief post, which does not actually say that, composed by a person you have never met?
    , @SFG
    I think Trump was part of a larger rightward cultural reaction against things like World War T, even though Trump himself doesn't seem anti-transgender or anti-LGBT in general.

    In short, Trump is classed as 'anti-PC' and transgenders are classed as 'PC' in people's mental models, so resentment against PC, including transgenders, can get people to vote for Trump even though Trump himself is unlikely to move significantly against transgender people. People tend to think of 'teams' and oppositions--I don't think most people could tell you the difference between a neocon and a paleocon, let alone between alt-lite and alt-right. In reality of course every side of the aisle is an agglomeration of a variety of smaller interest groups which have put aside their disagreements to pursue some common end. How many of you could tell a liberal feminist from a radical feminist?
    , @Daniel Chieh
    Mostly it just disgusts us to be forced to accept mental illness. If Trump or Gates wants to invite them to use their bathrooms, that's fine. I just want the option of denying what disgusts me on my own property.

    Relatively reasonably desire for freedom of association.
  17. OT: I watch Lawrence Welk every weekend on PBS, even though I wouldn’t have been caught dead watching it in the 60s when I was a teen. I laugh at the fashions, but I also ponder the profound cultural shifts that have left it so far behind. I think LW would have welcomed Elvis singing gospel, but would have drawn the line at John Lennon’s snarky anti-authoritarianism… but still today Lennon’s influence is still reverberating, as ad agencies continue to convince the traditionally most conservative institutions to add playful humor to their public images (eg twitter feeds)… and to me this longterm effect seems like mostly a good thing… but Lennon would have given major credit to the afro-american music on the radio and record stores of his youth, making this whole 60-year evolution a process of expressive black culture gradually freeing up repressed white culture at deeper and deeper levels…?

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    • Replies: @biz
    Lawrence Welk culture clash - prepare to be amazed:

    , @Thirdeye
    Tough job but somebody's gotta do it.

    The Beatles, at least after the Brian Epstein makeover, were about dominance of "white" sensibilities over rock & roll. The main thing they influenced was mid-' 60s bubblegum music. The Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Animals, Four Seasons, et al. were the white groups that got the black thing.

    Lennon ended up as a pathetic burnout basically talking to himself in public while die-hard Beatles convinced themselves that it was somehow meaningful. Imagine that Tinkerbell is real and we shall have the Millennia.......
  18. I cannot wait to see how the Law and order series treats the free hugger incident. I wonder which white guy will play him?

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  19. I was channel surfing last night and found The Terminator on a channel called Viceland(wiki). During every commercial they ran at least one ad or promotion warning about the possible evils of Donald Trump. For example they had one with various phoned-in recordings of people talking about how worried they were that Trump was going to lock up homosexuals, ban Islam, etc. Another was some LA artist promoting a bus tour wherein he claimed that Hollywood needs to do more to combat Trump. And these ads were all under the name of the channel, Viceland, so as far as I can tell it has an openly and explicitly far leftist agenda.

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    • Replies: @biz
    Yes, Viceland is the cable channel spinoff of Vice, the alt-ish Left hipster magazine and news program on HBO. For pure news they are pretty good - I would have never seen the story about out-of-control drinking in Uganda on CNN or FOX - but once they start opinionizing it is embarrassingly bad.
    , @Jefferson
    "For example they had one with various phoned-in recordings of people talking about how worried they were that Trump was going to lock up homosexuals, ban Islam, etc”

    In the delusional Onion world of Liberals, Muslims are pro-Gay pride parade while Donald J. Trump wants to make lampshades out of Homosexuals.

    I would like to see a Liberal explain how she or he came to the conclusion that Muslims are way more LGBT friendly than Donald J. Trump is.

    Since the Left believes Muslims hold such progressive views about Homosexuality, the Left Wing ABC show What Would You Do should do an episode where they have 2 Gay actors French kiss each other in public in America's most Muslim city Hamtramck, Michigan where over 60 percent of the population is Muslim.
  20. Isn’t it likely that the SJW heavy content is due to Google being located in the bay area and employing a youngish workforce?
    Young people can learn from their mistakes, it’s called experience.

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  21. its interesting how big tech like google, and twitter first marketed themselves as quasi libertarian – and once they capture the market they shift far left.

    Its an odd phenomenon like Steve has pointed out about politicians who seem to hate the electorate, big companies like general mills, the big banks , etc are all adapting far left multi-culti agendas.

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  22. If I were in charge of the well being of my country and people, I’d want to build a virtual “wall” to protect them from this nauseating indoctrination by the powerful American media and cultural producers.

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  23. @markflag
    Good analysis. Women battering women seems to suggest lesbian on lesbian violence is OK. While a sportscaster who falls in love with a male athlete is rightfully called a j strap sniffer, many of whom were demoralized when Urban Meyer went down in flames last night, what is the equivalent for a man who overly idolizes a woman athlete?

    It’s a contact sport. You can argue about the larger meaning of watching women fight, but nobody say men’s boxing implies it’s okay for gay men to beat each other up. (Though, heck, a lot of the more extreme kink scene implies you have plenty of gay men who enjoy it…)

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    • Replies: @Abe

    It’s a contact sport. You can argue about the larger meaning of watching women fight, but nobody say men’s boxing implies it’s okay for gay men to beat each other up.
     
    With all due respect, that's a pretty bizarre comment. "Heterosexual" by definition (i.e. the hetero part) means different and opposite polarities of behavior. It's like if you could quantify heteronormative behavior for a- OMG! replicable- social science survey, you'd find that being "not gay" corresponds to greater distance from the androgynous Rachel Maddow/Sally Kohn/pajama boy 0-point, but in opposite directions for men and women.

    A man beating up another man in a dominance display (implicitly for access to women). Not gay. A woman beating up another woman, and not in a heat-of-the-moment actual brawl, but as a professional who sorta likes her work- kinnda gay. Skimpily-clad women performing some graceful activity as a group (implicitly invoking harem-building fantasies in male watchers) such as chorus-line girls or synchronized swimmers. Not gay. Men doing it (synchronized Olympic divers- yesh!- who are now regularly shown doing their after-dive shower routine- double YESH!) totally gay.
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    I predict Mariah Carey has a total meltdown after the Russians hacked her NYE performance in Times Square.

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  25. Paul Ryan strips “Buy American” provision out of bill to fund new water infrastructure, to help Chinese iron and steel importers over American workers.

    http://www.alternet.org/labor/paul-ryan-kicking-battle-over-american-made-products

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    • Replies: @epebble
    I don't understand all this bellyaching by U.S. suppliers. Ryan is a politician after all; if you contribute half a million to his campaign, he will happily sell his wife and firstborn. If they have any profitability all, how hard it is for a U.S. manufacturer to block imports by appropriately contributing to Congress-critters? If they can't spare that chump change, they should just move their production to a lower cost geo and make some profits.
  26. @Perspective
    The SJW mindset is the mindset of the eternal Now.

    Exactly, apparently part of the psychology behind the SJW mindset is that many of the ones born during the late 80s through the 90s were the product of being raised in day care. They learned that in order to get the attention of the one or two mostly nice ladies in the room was to scream louder than the other brats around them. The legendary SJW Trigglypuff exemplifies this:

    https://youtu.be/Y69tkCbeC5o


    Paul Joseph Watson also has a great video that explains SJWs:

    https://youtu.be/SUhc3Kv4ieE

    Trigglypuff and “Can I get Some Muscle Here” woman are the face of campus leftism online now.

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    When I first saw sjw I thought it stood for single jewish woman. Now I don’t think it is so wring, cinsidering hiw it is basically a neurotic whiney yenta’s way of expressing race hate against White Men.

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    The hug guy is aspiring SJW activist Ken E. Nwadike, Jr., not the tourist puncher. He runs the Youtube channel Free Hugs Project.

    Guesses as to sexual orientation?

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  29. @Anon
    "Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes."

    I sense you mean,"trannies disgust me and all decent folks, so we all voted for Trump to show how un-PC we are."

    Given that Jenner is a Republican and somewhat pro-Trump, while Trump waives the rainbow flag, so wouldn't that work out the other way 'round? Maybe that explains why Trump didn't win the popular vote: too many assholes like you?

    I sense you mean,”trannies disgust me and all decent folks, so we all voted for Trump to show how un-PC we are.”

    The lack of sense of you and yours had more to do with it. That’s what disgusts us more than trannies. Mental illness isn’t disgusting. Hacks exploiting it for political gain are.

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  30. @Anon
    "Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes."

    I sense you mean,"trannies disgust me and all decent folks, so we all voted for Trump to show how un-PC we are."

    Given that Jenner is a Republican and somewhat pro-Trump, while Trump waives the rainbow flag, so wouldn't that work out the other way 'round? Maybe that explains why Trump didn't win the popular vote: too many assholes like you?

    Mr. or Ms. Anon:

    How do you “sense” that from a brief post, which does not actually say that, composed by a person you have never met?

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  31. @Anon
    "Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes."

    I sense you mean,"trannies disgust me and all decent folks, so we all voted for Trump to show how un-PC we are."

    Given that Jenner is a Republican and somewhat pro-Trump, while Trump waives the rainbow flag, so wouldn't that work out the other way 'round? Maybe that explains why Trump didn't win the popular vote: too many assholes like you?

    I think Trump was part of a larger rightward cultural reaction against things like World War T, even though Trump himself doesn’t seem anti-transgender or anti-LGBT in general.

    In short, Trump is classed as ‘anti-PC’ and transgenders are classed as ‘PC’ in people’s mental models, so resentment against PC, including transgenders, can get people to vote for Trump even though Trump himself is unlikely to move significantly against transgender people. People tend to think of ‘teams’ and oppositions–I don’t think most people could tell you the difference between a neocon and a paleocon, let alone between alt-lite and alt-right. In reality of course every side of the aisle is an agglomeration of a variety of smaller interest groups which have put aside their disagreements to pursue some common end. How many of you could tell a liberal feminist from a radical feminist?

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    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "In short, Trump is classed as ‘anti-PC’ and transgenders are classed as ‘PC’"

    What is your theory on why some Transgender people are pro-Trump? Gavin McInnes has had 2 pro-Donald J Trump Trannies on his show, one from South Africa and one from California.
    , @Thomas
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head with what I was going to say. I would add though that World War T is, rather like immigration and many other aspects of current cultural shifts, a case in which quantity has a quality all its own. A handful of celebrity, middle-aged transgenders, like Caitlyn Jenner, are curiosities. Seeing children now being encouraged into taking hormones or hormone blockers to interfere with puberty is an outrage. At a certain point, we move from individual eccentricity to mass psychosis, and, perhaps more to the point, a widespread sense that something in the culture is seriously wrong.

    I also pointed out elsewhere here that Obama had a trend of throwing Presidential weight strongly into these culture war battles, including having the Justice and Education Departments threaten local school districts if they didn't let trannies use the bathrooms of their choice. Whatever Trump's personal opinion of transgenders, I doubt his administration will engage in the same sort of thuggery.

    Incidentally, I strongly suspect that the sharply increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the population (a rise of 119% between 2000 and 2010, according to the CDC) and the rise of transgenderism are related phenomena.

  32. @J1234
    Yeah, nobody epitomizes social justice like David Letterman. C'mon, google. It seems like the only compelling thing about these montages is the intensely mystical or inspirational background music. That's the basis of it's argument - the ability of the music to make you feel something, as opposed to thinking about something.

    The converse was true with a "documentary" of the alt-right, or something. As I recall, whenever they showed Jared Taylor walking down the hall, they played deeply ominous mood music. as if to say, "here's what an evil person walking down the hall looks like!"

    You know when you’re watching propaganda when it asks you to feel and never to think.

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  33. @Jeremiahjohnbalaya
    I was channel surfing last night and found The Terminator on a channel called Viceland(wiki). During every commercial they ran at least one ad or promotion warning about the possible evils of Donald Trump. For example they had one with various phoned-in recordings of people talking about how worried they were that Trump was going to lock up homosexuals, ban Islam, etc. Another was some LA artist promoting a bus tour wherein he claimed that Hollywood needs to do more to combat Trump. And these ads were all under the name of the channel, Viceland, so as far as I can tell it has an openly and explicitly far leftist agenda.

    Yes, Viceland is the cable channel spinoff of Vice, the alt-ish Left hipster magazine and news program on HBO. For pure news they are pretty good – I would have never seen the story about out-of-control drinking in Uganda on CNN or FOX – but once they start opinionizing it is embarrassingly bad.

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  34. @robot
    OT: I watch Lawrence Welk every weekend on PBS, even though I wouldn't have been caught dead watching it in the 60s when I was a teen. I laugh at the fashions, but I also ponder the profound cultural shifts that have left it so far behind. I think LW would have welcomed Elvis singing gospel, but would have drawn the line at John Lennon's snarky anti-authoritarianism... but still today Lennon's influence is still reverberating, as ad agencies continue to convince the traditionally most conservative institutions to add playful humor to their public images (eg twitter feeds)... and to me this longterm effect seems like mostly a good thing... but Lennon would have given major credit to the afro-american music on the radio and record stores of his youth, making this whole 60-year evolution a process of expressive black culture gradually freeing up repressed white culture at deeper and deeper levels...?

    Lawrence Welk culture clash – prepare to be amazed:

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    Dern it, the video didn't embed. Oh well, here it is:
    https://youtu.be/Ye3ecDYxOkg
  35. @SFG
    It's a contact sport. You can argue about the larger meaning of watching women fight, but nobody say men's boxing implies it's okay for gay men to beat each other up. (Though, heck, a lot of the more extreme kink scene implies you have plenty of gay men who enjoy it...)

    It’s a contact sport. You can argue about the larger meaning of watching women fight, but nobody say men’s boxing implies it’s okay for gay men to beat each other up.

    With all due respect, that’s a pretty bizarre comment. “Heterosexual” by definition (i.e. the hetero part) means different and opposite polarities of behavior. It’s like if you could quantify heteronormative behavior for a- OMG! replicable- social science survey, you’d find that being “not gay” corresponds to greater distance from the androgynous Rachel Maddow/Sally Kohn/pajama boy 0-point, but in opposite directions for men and women.

    A man beating up another man in a dominance display (implicitly for access to women). Not gay. A woman beating up another woman, and not in a heat-of-the-moment actual brawl, but as a professional who sorta likes her work- kinnda gay. Skimpily-clad women performing some graceful activity as a group (implicitly invoking harem-building fantasies in male watchers) such as chorus-line girls or synchronized swimmers. Not gay. Men doing it (synchronized Olympic divers- yesh!- who are now regularly shown doing their after-dive shower routine- double YESH!) totally gay.

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  36. @Lot
    Paul Ryan strips "Buy American" provision out of bill to fund new water infrastructure, to help Chinese iron and steel importers over American workers.

    http://www.alternet.org/labor/paul-ryan-kicking-battle-over-american-made-products

    I don’t understand all this bellyaching by U.S. suppliers. Ryan is a politician after all; if you contribute half a million to his campaign, he will happily sell his wife and firstborn. If they have any profitability all, how hard it is for a U.S. manufacturer to block imports by appropriately contributing to Congress-critters? If they can’t spare that chump change, they should just move their production to a lower cost geo and make some profits.

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  37. @SFG
    I think Trump was part of a larger rightward cultural reaction against things like World War T, even though Trump himself doesn't seem anti-transgender or anti-LGBT in general.

    In short, Trump is classed as 'anti-PC' and transgenders are classed as 'PC' in people's mental models, so resentment against PC, including transgenders, can get people to vote for Trump even though Trump himself is unlikely to move significantly against transgender people. People tend to think of 'teams' and oppositions--I don't think most people could tell you the difference between a neocon and a paleocon, let alone between alt-lite and alt-right. In reality of course every side of the aisle is an agglomeration of a variety of smaller interest groups which have put aside their disagreements to pursue some common end. How many of you could tell a liberal feminist from a radical feminist?

    “In short, Trump is classed as ‘anti-PC’ and transgenders are classed as ‘PC’”

    What is your theory on why some Transgender people are pro-Trump? Gavin McInnes has had 2 pro-Donald J Trump Trannies on his show, one from South Africa and one from California.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    Tyrannies are often offended by the same things as we are. For Jenner, it was gun control. For some others, feminisms crusade against feminine mores offends those trying to "be a woman." No enemies to the right and all, but I'm definitely with the majority on Unz to be more on the conservative side.
  38. @robot
    OT: I watch Lawrence Welk every weekend on PBS, even though I wouldn't have been caught dead watching it in the 60s when I was a teen. I laugh at the fashions, but I also ponder the profound cultural shifts that have left it so far behind. I think LW would have welcomed Elvis singing gospel, but would have drawn the line at John Lennon's snarky anti-authoritarianism... but still today Lennon's influence is still reverberating, as ad agencies continue to convince the traditionally most conservative institutions to add playful humor to their public images (eg twitter feeds)... and to me this longterm effect seems like mostly a good thing... but Lennon would have given major credit to the afro-american music on the radio and record stores of his youth, making this whole 60-year evolution a process of expressive black culture gradually freeing up repressed white culture at deeper and deeper levels...?

    Tough job but somebody’s gotta do it.

    The Beatles, at least after the Brian Epstein makeover, were about dominance of “white” sensibilities over rock & roll. The main thing they influenced was mid-’ 60s bubblegum music. The Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Animals, Four Seasons, et al. were the white groups that got the black thing.

    Lennon ended up as a pathetic burnout basically talking to himself in public while die-hard Beatles convinced themselves that it was somehow meaningful. Imagine that Tinkerbell is real and we shall have the Millennia…….

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    • Replies: @Formerly CARealist
    Lennon ended up as a pathetic burnout basically talking to himself in public while die-hard Beatles convinced themselves that it was somehow meaningful.

    Someone had to say it! Thanks Thirdeye!
    , @RudyM
    Lennon had just recorded a good album with Yoko around the time he was shot. I don't know what you're talking about, unless you think Double Fantasy is just junk.
  39. @Thomas
    Uuggh, I never actually heard Caitlyn Jenner speak before (I tend to consume far more information by reading than watching or listening, enough that sitting and listening to a speech is is a significant investment of time, and usually not time I'm going to waste on listening to a tranny delivering an SJW triumph). Whether the eye might be fooled by the transgender artifice, the ear is most definitely not. Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes.

    I have to wonder if there's ever any talk between the departments of Google and Facebook that handle marketing (the part that deals with selling or utilizing data about people's preferences, including what they're searching for and interested in) and the departments that handle "SJW compliance," whatever it's called (the ones who basically decide what goes down Google's predictive search memory hole, for example). They have to really be working very much in utterly different universes.

    OT: the 2015 Google video had a clip of Holly Holm in her successful upset in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, who just lost again last night, badly, getting pummeled for 48 seconds before the referee stopped the bout. This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women's MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey, a relatively pretty, healthily-proportioned, All American girl-type athlete, who had some success using grappling and judo techniques for a few years, before eventually being bested in the Darwinian world of combat sports by a Brazilian lesbian who looks like a prison inmate. UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major "face," in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type, rather than an Orange is the New Black extra-type.

    This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women’s MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey… UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major “face,” in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type

    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock ‘n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock ‘n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    About half a decade later came FIGHT CLUB, which used the metaphor of so many 20-ish, midlde class American males never having thrown a punch in anger as a metaphor for the decline of American masculinity, and it made cultural waves because the nation was not yet so far POZ’d that the charge still did not have the capacity to sting.

    About half a decade later after that, Aaron Sorkin had his WEST WING alter-ego declare that he found some feminist foundation honcho (Mary Louise Parker) fierce and intimidating , and portrayed that as some kind of successful pick-up strategy.

    10 years after that…. it’s tempting to write this off as so much cynical corporate counter-cultural appropriation to get more eyeballs looking at the screen, more butts in the seats, more shoppers in the aisles. And yet in its second term the Obama administration was full-steam-ahead in gender integrating the Marines, Navy Seals, etc. All I know is that nothing clears the mind like a good a$$-kicking. The Chinese, as shown in their recruiting of Olympic athletes, classical musicians, etc., do not harbor any of the illusions of nice, Christian-background whites (of both liberal and conservative stripe) and are building an armed forces that will be maximally effective. I can totally see us being taken by surprise and defeated in a major naval confrontation with the Chinese, and at the hands of BOTH male and female soldiers tasked with doing things most efficient to their particular sex, while our SJW-approved, co-ed, tranny-friendly units run around like chickens without their heads once the firing actually starts. It should be noted the US has never defeated an Asian power yet while limiting itself to only conventional weapons, and I fear unless the new President turns things around, we’re just sleepwalking into the next Battle of Tsushima.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock ‘n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock ‘n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    To be fair, Kurt was something of a manlet, although he could wrestle apparently.

    http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/50685670.jpg

    The thing about Nevermind was that every song on the album was great, and it was a new type of music. Music is somewhat like porn in that what was initially awesome becomes stale after awhile, and metal was getting stale by the time Nirvana put out Nevermind.
    , @hhsiii
    1. Does the Phillipine-American War count?

    2. I am pretty sure we were going to win WWII anyway.
    , @kaganovitch
    "It should be noted the US has never defeated an Asian power yet while limiting itself to only conventional weapons"


    So your understanding of WW2 is that Truman used the A bomb in a last ditch attempt to prevent the Yellow Peril from overrunning the U.S. homeland?
  40. @JohnnyD
    The 2016 video seems to be missing an important event. Some guy, who's supposed to be the most evil man in America, got elected president.

    Yeah, I noticed that too. Not a single image or mention of the Literal Hitler of the Current Year.

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    Not a single image or mention of the Literal Hitler of the Current Year.
     
    Trump is at 0:52. Of course it's the shot of him shaking hands with Obama.
    , @European-American
    > not a single image [of Trump]

    Incorrect: 51-second mark, Trump shaking hands with Obama.
  41. @Jeremiahjohnbalaya
    I was channel surfing last night and found The Terminator on a channel called Viceland(wiki). During every commercial they ran at least one ad or promotion warning about the possible evils of Donald Trump. For example they had one with various phoned-in recordings of people talking about how worried they were that Trump was going to lock up homosexuals, ban Islam, etc. Another was some LA artist promoting a bus tour wherein he claimed that Hollywood needs to do more to combat Trump. And these ads were all under the name of the channel, Viceland, so as far as I can tell it has an openly and explicitly far leftist agenda.

    “For example they had one with various phoned-in recordings of people talking about how worried they were that Trump was going to lock up homosexuals, ban Islam, etc”

    In the delusional Onion world of Liberals, Muslims are pro-Gay pride parade while Donald J. Trump wants to make lampshades out of Homosexuals.

    I would like to see a Liberal explain how she or he came to the conclusion that Muslims are way more LGBT friendly than Donald J. Trump is.

    Since the Left believes Muslims hold such progressive views about Homosexuality, the Left Wing ABC show What Would You Do should do an episode where they have 2 Gay actors French kiss each other in public in America’s most Muslim city Hamtramck, Michigan where over 60 percent of the population is Muslim.

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  42. Steve, watching the last two Google videos, I just realized that the Left is starting to lose the cultural war. Nobody buys their feel-good crap, at least not as many people as 5 years ago. The Rise of Trump succeeeded because so many people are sick and tired of PC and cultural Marxism. Enough!

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  43. @Mr. Anon
    Yeah, I noticed that too. Not a single image or mention of the Literal Hitler of the Current Year.

    Not a single image or mention of the Literal Hitler of the Current Year.

    Trump is at 0:52. Of course it’s the shot of him shaking hands with Obama.

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    I stand corrected. I didn't have the patience to sit through the video at normal speed, so I fast-forwarded through it.
  44. @Abe

    This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women’s MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey... UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major “face,” in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type
     
    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock 'n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock 'n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    About half a decade later came FIGHT CLUB, which used the metaphor of so many 20-ish, midlde class American males never having thrown a punch in anger as a metaphor for the decline of American masculinity, and it made cultural waves because the nation was not yet so far POZ'd that the charge still did not have the capacity to sting.

    About half a decade later after that, Aaron Sorkin had his WEST WING alter-ego declare that he found some feminist foundation honcho (Mary Louise Parker) fierce and intimidating , and portrayed that as some kind of successful pick-up strategy.

    10 years after that.... it's tempting to write this off as so much cynical corporate counter-cultural appropriation to get more eyeballs looking at the screen, more butts in the seats, more shoppers in the aisles. And yet in its second term the Obama administration was full-steam-ahead in gender integrating the Marines, Navy Seals, etc. All I know is that nothing clears the mind like a good a$$-kicking. The Chinese, as shown in their recruiting of Olympic athletes, classical musicians, etc., do not harbor any of the illusions of nice, Christian-background whites (of both liberal and conservative stripe) and are building an armed forces that will be maximally effective. I can totally see us being taken by surprise and defeated in a major naval confrontation with the Chinese, and at the hands of BOTH male and female soldiers tasked with doing things most efficient to their particular sex, while our SJW-approved, co-ed, tranny-friendly units run around like chickens without their heads once the firing actually starts. It should be noted the US has never defeated an Asian power yet while limiting itself to only conventional weapons, and I fear unless the new President turns things around, we're just sleepwalking into the next Battle of Tsushima.

    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock ‘n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock ‘n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    To be fair, Kurt was something of a manlet, although he could wrestle apparently.

    http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/50685670.jpg

    The thing about Nevermind was that every song on the album was great, and it was a new type of music. Music is somewhat like porn in that what was initially awesome becomes stale after awhile, and metal was getting stale by the time Nirvana put out Nevermind.

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    The thing about Nevermind was that every song on the album was great, and it was a new type of music. Music [that] is initially awesome becomes stale after awhile, and metal was getting stale by the time Nirvana put out Nevermind.
     
    Absolutely. Cobain was a great artist, regardless of what one thinks of his personal politics or the politics of his work. Music is bigger than that.

    OT, but somewhat in the vein of this 90's weekend rewind plus Steve's comment about his favorable impression of the "earnest romanticism" of the young director of LA LA LAND, I'd like to recommend to those who may be unfamiliar with it the "precocious romantic weariness" of Jeff Buckley. Buckley was an up-and-coming 90's rock star who I knew of at the time but never really got into until last year. He had only a single (well received, but commercially obscure) album to his credit before tragically, but quite romantically, deciding to take a midnight swim in the Mississippi, Led Zeppelin's WHOLE LOTTA LOVE on his lips, and then never returning again to shore. A major talent and, without exaggeration or trying to be intentionally controversial, I'd say a bigger loss to 90's music than Cobain.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU7GNlfMKhU

    , @Anon87
    That wasn't metal. And these days where is grunge? Dead. Where is metal? Still chugging along, the only true "indie" music around.
    , @RudyM

    and it was a new type of music
     
    Just barely. A slight modification of certain areas of rock.
  45. @Anon
    "Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes."

    I sense you mean,"trannies disgust me and all decent folks, so we all voted for Trump to show how un-PC we are."

    Given that Jenner is a Republican and somewhat pro-Trump, while Trump waives the rainbow flag, so wouldn't that work out the other way 'round? Maybe that explains why Trump didn't win the popular vote: too many assholes like you?

    Mostly it just disgusts us to be forced to accept mental illness. If Trump or Gates wants to invite them to use their bathrooms, that’s fine. I just want the option of denying what disgusts me on my own property.

    Relatively reasonably desire for freedom of association.

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  46. @Abe

    This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women’s MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey... UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major “face,” in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type
     
    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock 'n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock 'n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    About half a decade later came FIGHT CLUB, which used the metaphor of so many 20-ish, midlde class American males never having thrown a punch in anger as a metaphor for the decline of American masculinity, and it made cultural waves because the nation was not yet so far POZ'd that the charge still did not have the capacity to sting.

    About half a decade later after that, Aaron Sorkin had his WEST WING alter-ego declare that he found some feminist foundation honcho (Mary Louise Parker) fierce and intimidating , and portrayed that as some kind of successful pick-up strategy.

    10 years after that.... it's tempting to write this off as so much cynical corporate counter-cultural appropriation to get more eyeballs looking at the screen, more butts in the seats, more shoppers in the aisles. And yet in its second term the Obama administration was full-steam-ahead in gender integrating the Marines, Navy Seals, etc. All I know is that nothing clears the mind like a good a$$-kicking. The Chinese, as shown in their recruiting of Olympic athletes, classical musicians, etc., do not harbor any of the illusions of nice, Christian-background whites (of both liberal and conservative stripe) and are building an armed forces that will be maximally effective. I can totally see us being taken by surprise and defeated in a major naval confrontation with the Chinese, and at the hands of BOTH male and female soldiers tasked with doing things most efficient to their particular sex, while our SJW-approved, co-ed, tranny-friendly units run around like chickens without their heads once the firing actually starts. It should be noted the US has never defeated an Asian power yet while limiting itself to only conventional weapons, and I fear unless the new President turns things around, we're just sleepwalking into the next Battle of Tsushima.

    1. Does the Phillipine-American War count?

    2. I am pretty sure we were going to win WWII anyway.

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  47. @Jefferson
    "In short, Trump is classed as ‘anti-PC’ and transgenders are classed as ‘PC’"

    What is your theory on why some Transgender people are pro-Trump? Gavin McInnes has had 2 pro-Donald J Trump Trannies on his show, one from South Africa and one from California.

    Tyrannies are often offended by the same things as we are. For Jenner, it was gun control. For some others, feminisms crusade against feminine mores offends those trying to “be a woman.” No enemies to the right and all, but I’m definitely with the majority on Unz to be more on the conservative side.

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    There's a significant minority of LGBT types who get, especially after the Orlando massacre, that opening Western countries up completely to the glorious diversity of the entire world, most of which has decidedly less liberal attitudes towards sexual and gender nonconformity, represents a potentially lethal threat to them. Most of them aren't histrionic enough to be "LGBT spokespeople" though.
  48. @Mr. Anon
    Yeah, I noticed that too. Not a single image or mention of the Literal Hitler of the Current Year.

    > not a single image [of Trump]

    Incorrect: 51-second mark, Trump shaking hands with Obama.

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  49. Off-topic

    Another Star Wars politics reading, this time with Trump as a possible Palpatine

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/politics-of-rogue-one-214549

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    "Off-topic

    Another Star Wars politics reading, this time with Trump as a possible Palpatine"

    Plenty of anti-White references throughout that article like being glad that all of the villains representing The Empire in Rogue One are White and the vast majority of the hero rebels are People Of Color. Referring to the 1977 cast of a New Hope as White bread. Also anti-police reference comparing law enforcement to the storm troopers and anti-American reference comparing The U.S to The Empire.

    Written by a typical commie.
  50. @JohnnyD
    The 2016 video seems to be missing an important event. Some guy, who's supposed to be the most evil man in America, got elected president.

    “The 2016 video seems to be missing an important event. Some guy, who’s supposed to be the most evil man in America, got elected president.”

    Silicon Valley wants to pretend November 8th never happened.

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    • Replies: @European-American
    Could not see that outside the US, blocked with the usual ominous message: "the uploader has not made this video available in your country", but this version of SNL's "The Bubble" works for me in France:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntUYvz_PTBM

    Thank you for posting it, it's almost perfect, funny because it's true, with great lines like "I don't see color but I celebrate it", and "it's Brooklyn, with a bubble on it". It gives me hope for my people, high IQ privileged SJW libtards. Perhaps humor and self-deprecation can save us?

    And thanks to Steve for this awesome post. I used to like the self-celebratory recap videos of YouTube and Google or whatever. Hadn't watched one in years because new-style corporate bs makes me a bit nauseous now, and, frankly, its boring. Thanks for watching it for us and turning cr@p to comedy gold.

  51. @Kylie
    "While a sportscaster who falls in love with a male athlete is rightfully called a j strap sniffer, many of whom were demoralized when Urban Meyer went down in flames last night, what is the equivalent for a man who overly idolizes a woman athlete?"

    A two-word phrase. First word starts with "d".

    Could only be her father.

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    Lol!

    I'm a firm believer in fathers adoring their daughters but idolizing them is a recipe for disaster. (Same with mothers and sons.)

    So I stand by my descriptive phrase. Or we could just call all such males "creeps".

  52. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Both of those videos made me really angry. This got me thinking about an idea I’ve had for a while.

    Both left and right complain about the media being biased. But who’s right? Only one can be right.
    Well here’s a way to settle this question once and for all.

    Get a group of self-identified conservatives, and a group of self-identified leftists. Strap each member of each group to brain scanning gizmos that can detect anger in the brain. Then, subject each group to a representative sampling of media (the google videos, for example). As each group watches, the group’s members’ brains are being scanned for anger. At the end of the viewings, calculate which group got angrier. This is the group against which the media are biased.

    My little experiment would pick up a lot of the subtle cultural changes that have occurred America, which i think many would overlook, but which make conservatives really angry.

    “But if Larry Page is reading this: Larry, I’m triggered.”

    Yes, Steve. This is why my experiment would work.

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  53. @Romanian
    Off-topic

    Another Star Wars politics reading, this time with Trump as a possible Palpatine

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/12/politics-of-rogue-one-214549

    “Off-topic

    Another Star Wars politics reading, this time with Trump as a possible Palpatine”

    Plenty of anti-White references throughout that article like being glad that all of the villains representing The Empire in Rogue One are White and the vast majority of the hero rebels are People Of Color. Referring to the 1977 cast of a New Hope as White bread. Also anti-police reference comparing law enforcement to the storm troopers and anti-American reference comparing The U.S to The Empire.

    Written by a typical commie.

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  54. It’s a contact sport. You can argue about the larger meaning of watching women fight, but nobody say men’s boxing implies it’s okay for gay men to beat each other up. (Though, heck, a lot of the more extreme kink scene implies you have plenty of gay men who enjoy it…)

    You’re way off the mark on this one. Contact sports are inherently masculine, especially combat sports. When men get a into inherently feminine pastimes (knitting, women’s fashion, wedding planner), everybody says that implies they’re homosexual.

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  55. It should be noted the US has never defeated an Asian power yet while limiting itself to only conventional weapons, and I fear unless the new President turns things around, we’re just sleepwalking into the next Battle of Tsushima.

    I dunno. We whupped the Japs’ ass pretty good. So what if we sealed the deal with nukes? Insofar as it hastened Jap surrender, all it did was save Jap lives. We could have bombed them forever before invading.

    Vietnam, well, if we have to take a loss, I’d prefer it look like this one.
    Same goes for Korea.

    Vietnam:
    US Forces: 58,315 dead.
    North Vietnam: 444,000–1,100,000 military dead or missing.
    South Vietnam: 220,357–313,000 military dead.

    Korea:
    UN Coalition: 178,405 dead
    North Korean Coalition: 367,283–750,282 dead.

    Pacific Theater WWII:
    US: 161,000 killed.
    Japan: 2,500,000+ dead

    Ships:
    Japan: 11 battleships, 25 aircraft carriers, 39 cruisers, 135 destroyers, 131 submarines, 43k aircraft.
    US: 5 battlships, 11 aircraft carriers, 25 cruisrs, 84 destroyers and destroyer escorts, 63 submarines, 21k aircraft.

    Granted, Pacific theater and Korea were more complicated than than simple US/Japan comparison will allow.

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  56. @Jefferson
    "OT: the 2015 Google video had a clip of Holly Holm in her successful upset in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, who just lost again last night, badly, getting pummeled for 48 seconds before the referee stopped the bout. This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women’s MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey, a relatively pretty, healthily-proportioned, All American girl-type athlete, who had some success using grappling and judo techniques for a few years, before eventually being bested in the Darwinian world of combat sports by a Brazilian lesbian who looks like a prison inmate. UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major “face,” in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type, rather than an Orange is the New Black extra-type."

    I am glad Ronda Rousey got knocked out in her last 2 bouts. I read that she is a stuck up douchebag in real life when encountering UFC fans. Ronda Rousey is not a nice person.

    A lot of fighters aren’t nice people. I mean, it kind of makes sense–they have high testosterone and aggression levels.

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    "A lot of fighters aren’t nice people. I mean, it kind of makes sense–they have high testosterone and aggression levels."

    The Top 15 Nicest Fighters In MMA.
    http://www.thesportster.com/mma/top-15-nicest-fighters-in-mma/
  57. @Daniel Chieh
    Tyrannies are often offended by the same things as we are. For Jenner, it was gun control. For some others, feminisms crusade against feminine mores offends those trying to "be a woman." No enemies to the right and all, but I'm definitely with the majority on Unz to be more on the conservative side.

    There’s a significant minority of LGBT types who get, especially after the Orlando massacre, that opening Western countries up completely to the glorious diversity of the entire world, most of which has decidedly less liberal attitudes towards sexual and gender nonconformity, represents a potentially lethal threat to them. Most of them aren’t histrionic enough to be “LGBT spokespeople” though.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius

    Most of them aren’t histrionic enough to be “LGBT spokespeople” though.
     
    Quality has a quantity all it's own:

    https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Milo-Yiannopoulos/dp/1501173081

    And that quantity is one, as in number one bestseller.
  58. @SFG
    A lot of fighters aren't nice people. I mean, it kind of makes sense--they have high testosterone and aggression levels.

    “A lot of fighters aren’t nice people. I mean, it kind of makes sense–they have high testosterone and aggression levels.”

    The Top 15 Nicest Fighters In MMA.

    http://www.thesportster.com/mma/top-15-nicest-fighters-in-mma/

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  59. @SFG
    I think Trump was part of a larger rightward cultural reaction against things like World War T, even though Trump himself doesn't seem anti-transgender or anti-LGBT in general.

    In short, Trump is classed as 'anti-PC' and transgenders are classed as 'PC' in people's mental models, so resentment against PC, including transgenders, can get people to vote for Trump even though Trump himself is unlikely to move significantly against transgender people. People tend to think of 'teams' and oppositions--I don't think most people could tell you the difference between a neocon and a paleocon, let alone between alt-lite and alt-right. In reality of course every side of the aisle is an agglomeration of a variety of smaller interest groups which have put aside their disagreements to pursue some common end. How many of you could tell a liberal feminist from a radical feminist?

    You pretty much hit the nail on the head with what I was going to say. I would add though that World War T is, rather like immigration and many other aspects of current cultural shifts, a case in which quantity has a quality all its own. A handful of celebrity, middle-aged transgenders, like Caitlyn Jenner, are curiosities. Seeing children now being encouraged into taking hormones or hormone blockers to interfere with puberty is an outrage. At a certain point, we move from individual eccentricity to mass psychosis, and, perhaps more to the point, a widespread sense that something in the culture is seriously wrong.

    I also pointed out elsewhere here that Obama had a trend of throwing Presidential weight strongly into these culture war battles, including having the Justice and Education Departments threaten local school districts if they didn’t let trannies use the bathrooms of their choice. Whatever Trump’s personal opinion of transgenders, I doubt his administration will engage in the same sort of thuggery.

    Incidentally, I strongly suspect that the sharply increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the population (a rise of 119% between 2000 and 2010, according to the CDC) and the rise of transgenderism are related phenomena.

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    a widespread sense that something in the culture is seriously wrong
     
    The wrongest thing is the lack of any sense among those pushing this stuff that anyone reasonable could have any qualms about it. We're used to SJW crazies on campus and in communes, but reporters at major papers? Supreme Court majorities (only animus could explain supporting the traditional definition of marriage somehow)? National Geographic, for God's sake?

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/12/19/trans-girl-9-makes-history-national-geographic-cover/95584058/

    A lot of people are saying what the hell?
    , @anon
    Why do you think so? I am interested in the (causes of) rapid rise of autism but I have no knowledge of transgenderism.
    , @Steve Sailer
    "Incidentally, I strongly suspect that the sharply increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the population (a rise of 119% between 2000 and 2010, according to the CDC) and the rise of transgenderism are related phenomena."

    I don't know that autism is for sure rising, but, yeah, it does sort of seem like the autism spectrum and late onset masculine transgenders have some overlap. The guy I knew, for example, was obsessed with outer space. He was kind of a sci-fi character himself, a sort of ornery, arrogant Mr. Spock.

    And he went on to make a fortune off outer space, so his arrogance had some justification.
  60. @Anonym
    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock ‘n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock ‘n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    To be fair, Kurt was something of a manlet, although he could wrestle apparently.

    http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/50685670.jpg

    The thing about Nevermind was that every song on the album was great, and it was a new type of music. Music is somewhat like porn in that what was initially awesome becomes stale after awhile, and metal was getting stale by the time Nirvana put out Nevermind.

    The thing about Nevermind was that every song on the album was great, and it was a new type of music. Music [that] is initially awesome becomes stale after awhile, and metal was getting stale by the time Nirvana put out Nevermind.

    Absolutely. Cobain was a great artist, regardless of what one thinks of his personal politics or the politics of his work. Music is bigger than that.

    OT, but somewhat in the vein of this 90′s weekend rewind plus Steve’s comment about his favorable impression of the “earnest romanticism” of the young director of LA LA LAND, I’d like to recommend to those who may be unfamiliar with it the “precocious romantic weariness” of Jeff Buckley. Buckley was an up-and-coming 90′s rock star who I knew of at the time but never really got into until last year. He had only a single (well received, but commercially obscure) album to his credit before tragically, but quite romantically, deciding to take a midnight swim in the Mississippi, Led Zeppelin’s WHOLE LOTTA LOVE on his lips, and then never returning again to shore. A major talent and, without exaggeration or trying to be intentionally controversial, I’d say a bigger loss to 90′s music than Cobain.

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  61. @biz
    Lawrence Welk culture clash - prepare to be amazed:

    Dern it, the video didn’t embed. Oh well, here it is:

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  62. Here’s the top three results for “barack obama campaign ad”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBorRZnqtMo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPy7RnHwvmA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJvkRFKGgGw

    Here is Hilary’s final two big ads:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uY7gLZDmn4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzCW30RnwuY

    Note that Alicia Machado made it into the very last ad at [4:19]. So clearly a big shift towards identity politics. Similar to the google videos, I don’t know what exactly set it off but sometime between 2012 and 2016 the SJWs really kicked things into high gear.

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  63. @peterike

    Not a single image or mention of the Literal Hitler of the Current Year.
     
    Trump is at 0:52. Of course it's the shot of him shaking hands with Obama.

    I stand corrected. I didn’t have the patience to sit through the video at normal speed, so I fast-forwarded through it.

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  64. @Abe

    This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women’s MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey... UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major “face,” in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type
     
    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock 'n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock 'n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    About half a decade later came FIGHT CLUB, which used the metaphor of so many 20-ish, midlde class American males never having thrown a punch in anger as a metaphor for the decline of American masculinity, and it made cultural waves because the nation was not yet so far POZ'd that the charge still did not have the capacity to sting.

    About half a decade later after that, Aaron Sorkin had his WEST WING alter-ego declare that he found some feminist foundation honcho (Mary Louise Parker) fierce and intimidating , and portrayed that as some kind of successful pick-up strategy.

    10 years after that.... it's tempting to write this off as so much cynical corporate counter-cultural appropriation to get more eyeballs looking at the screen, more butts in the seats, more shoppers in the aisles. And yet in its second term the Obama administration was full-steam-ahead in gender integrating the Marines, Navy Seals, etc. All I know is that nothing clears the mind like a good a$$-kicking. The Chinese, as shown in their recruiting of Olympic athletes, classical musicians, etc., do not harbor any of the illusions of nice, Christian-background whites (of both liberal and conservative stripe) and are building an armed forces that will be maximally effective. I can totally see us being taken by surprise and defeated in a major naval confrontation with the Chinese, and at the hands of BOTH male and female soldiers tasked with doing things most efficient to their particular sex, while our SJW-approved, co-ed, tranny-friendly units run around like chickens without their heads once the firing actually starts. It should be noted the US has never defeated an Asian power yet while limiting itself to only conventional weapons, and I fear unless the new President turns things around, we're just sleepwalking into the next Battle of Tsushima.

    “It should be noted the US has never defeated an Asian power yet while limiting itself to only conventional weapons”

    So your understanding of WW2 is that Truman used the A bomb in a last ditch attempt to prevent the Yellow Peril from overrunning the U.S. homeland?

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  65. @Thomas
    Uuggh, I never actually heard Caitlyn Jenner speak before (I tend to consume far more information by reading than watching or listening, enough that sitting and listening to a speech is is a significant investment of time, and usually not time I'm going to waste on listening to a tranny delivering an SJW triumph). Whether the eye might be fooled by the transgender artifice, the ear is most definitely not. Add visceral reactions to transgender uncanniness as another thing that probably got Trump votes.

    I have to wonder if there's ever any talk between the departments of Google and Facebook that handle marketing (the part that deals with selling or utilizing data about people's preferences, including what they're searching for and interested in) and the departments that handle "SJW compliance," whatever it's called (the ones who basically decide what goes down Google's predictive search memory hole, for example). They have to really be working very much in utterly different universes.

    OT: the 2015 Google video had a clip of Holly Holm in her successful upset in 2015 against Ronda Rousey, who just lost again last night, badly, getting pummeled for 48 seconds before the referee stopped the bout. This might not be worth anything, if one figures that women's MMA, or professional MMA in general, is trash. But I find some sort of cultural and physiognomic significant in the brief career of Ronda Rousey, a relatively pretty, healthily-proportioned, All American girl-type athlete, who had some success using grappling and judo techniques for a few years, before eventually being bested in the Darwinian world of combat sports by a Brazilian lesbian who looks like a prison inmate. UFC saw fit to make Rousey a major "face," in large part I imagine seeking female viewership that could identify with wanting to be a Xena Warrior Princess-type, rather than an Orange is the New Black extra-type.

    I have to wonder if there’s ever any talk between the departments of Google and Facebook that handle marketing (the part that deals with selling or utilizing data about people’s preferences, including what they’re searching for and interested in) and the departments that handle “SJW compliance,” whatever it’s called (the ones who basically decide what goes down Google’s predictive search memory hole, for example).

    I wonder if such “glossier” marketing material is outsourced to an outside advertising firm. Google and Microsoft, despite being by far two of the richest and most successful corporations on the planet, also have some of the by far worst commercial design regimes of any companies out there. Google still clings to a minimalist, romper-room tri-color design style for everything, and also somehow flupped buying the master reels to the INTERNSHIP, the most damning portrayal of a single company ever made by people who putatively thought they were its friends (highlight for me was the “quidditch” match played by Googlers with a human gold ball; instant victory for the team which can hold on to the golden ball by its- ahem- golden balls).

    As for Microsoft- we broke down this year and bought the kids an XBOX for Christmas so I had occasion to shop on the Microsoft Store. Let’s say against all Marxist doctrine Stalin was somehow a Darwinian believer in HBD. Let’s also say that he recognized high-IQ Ashkenazi Jews were some of his most valuable natural resources, and before Operation Barbarossa began fortuitously managed to relocate all those he found in Ukraine, Belarus, and occupied-Poland, and concentrate them in a new far-East republic where they’d be safe for the remainder of the war- call it Big Braindova. If the residents of that republic had founded a hugely successful consumer technology company right after the crack-up of the USSR which, while making excellent product, still labored under the dismal aesthetics and customer service standards of late 50′s communism, the Microsoft Store would be their ecommerce site.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Autonomous_Oblast
  66. @Thomas
    There's a significant minority of LGBT types who get, especially after the Orlando massacre, that opening Western countries up completely to the glorious diversity of the entire world, most of which has decidedly less liberal attitudes towards sexual and gender nonconformity, represents a potentially lethal threat to them. Most of them aren't histrionic enough to be "LGBT spokespeople" though.

    Most of them aren’t histrionic enough to be “LGBT spokespeople” though.

    Quality has a quantity all it’s own:

    https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Milo-Yiannopoulos/dp/1501173081

    And that quantity is one, as in number one bestseller.

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  67. @Thomas
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head with what I was going to say. I would add though that World War T is, rather like immigration and many other aspects of current cultural shifts, a case in which quantity has a quality all its own. A handful of celebrity, middle-aged transgenders, like Caitlyn Jenner, are curiosities. Seeing children now being encouraged into taking hormones or hormone blockers to interfere with puberty is an outrage. At a certain point, we move from individual eccentricity to mass psychosis, and, perhaps more to the point, a widespread sense that something in the culture is seriously wrong.

    I also pointed out elsewhere here that Obama had a trend of throwing Presidential weight strongly into these culture war battles, including having the Justice and Education Departments threaten local school districts if they didn't let trannies use the bathrooms of their choice. Whatever Trump's personal opinion of transgenders, I doubt his administration will engage in the same sort of thuggery.

    Incidentally, I strongly suspect that the sharply increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the population (a rise of 119% between 2000 and 2010, according to the CDC) and the rise of transgenderism are related phenomena.

    a widespread sense that something in the culture is seriously wrong

    The wrongest thing is the lack of any sense among those pushing this stuff that anyone reasonable could have any qualms about it. We’re used to SJW crazies on campus and in communes, but reporters at major papers? Supreme Court majorities (only animus could explain supporting the traditional definition of marriage somehow)? National Geographic, for God’s sake?

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/12/19/trans-girl-9-makes-history-national-geographic-cover/95584058/

    A lot of people are saying what the hell?

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  68. See also:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/12/microsoft-goes-left.php

    I get the sense they’re trying to stay hip and with it and these are the sorts of things the kids were into when those now making the decisions were kids. As usual, that approach doesn’t work too well.

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    All day, I was trying to picture General Motors running an ad in 1972 celebrating abortion, acid, and amnesty.

    Of course they would never do it, because there was not such a yawning chasm between executive leadership and customer base.

    But even if they had, Ford would have stepped into the void to appeal to those alienated by GM.

    The existence of this Microsoft ad shows that these tech giants do not see each other as competitors. They are a cartel--an oligopoly more closed even than the Big 3 networks in the heyday of television. Outside of government strong-arming, what is the mechanism to hold these institutions accountable to the public at large?
    , @oh its just me too
    it's interesting how companies first portray themselves as quasi libertarian - twitter for example - or a-political - then when they get market share they shift left.

    i think its' price of entry to the globalist club.
  69. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Thomas
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head with what I was going to say. I would add though that World War T is, rather like immigration and many other aspects of current cultural shifts, a case in which quantity has a quality all its own. A handful of celebrity, middle-aged transgenders, like Caitlyn Jenner, are curiosities. Seeing children now being encouraged into taking hormones or hormone blockers to interfere with puberty is an outrage. At a certain point, we move from individual eccentricity to mass psychosis, and, perhaps more to the point, a widespread sense that something in the culture is seriously wrong.

    I also pointed out elsewhere here that Obama had a trend of throwing Presidential weight strongly into these culture war battles, including having the Justice and Education Departments threaten local school districts if they didn't let trannies use the bathrooms of their choice. Whatever Trump's personal opinion of transgenders, I doubt his administration will engage in the same sort of thuggery.

    Incidentally, I strongly suspect that the sharply increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the population (a rise of 119% between 2000 and 2010, according to the CDC) and the rise of transgenderism are related phenomena.

    Why do you think so? I am interested in the (causes of) rapid rise of autism but I have no knowledge of transgenderism.

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    The rise of autism is just a change in labels, 90% of autistic children would have been classified as mentally retarded in 1990...and we have seen the rate of people classified as retarded drop significantly due to the change in diagnoses since 1999..
  70. @Thomas
    You pretty much hit the nail on the head with what I was going to say. I would add though that World War T is, rather like immigration and many other aspects of current cultural shifts, a case in which quantity has a quality all its own. A handful of celebrity, middle-aged transgenders, like Caitlyn Jenner, are curiosities. Seeing children now being encouraged into taking hormones or hormone blockers to interfere with puberty is an outrage. At a certain point, we move from individual eccentricity to mass psychosis, and, perhaps more to the point, a widespread sense that something in the culture is seriously wrong.

    I also pointed out elsewhere here that Obama had a trend of throwing Presidential weight strongly into these culture war battles, including having the Justice and Education Departments threaten local school districts if they didn't let trannies use the bathrooms of their choice. Whatever Trump's personal opinion of transgenders, I doubt his administration will engage in the same sort of thuggery.

    Incidentally, I strongly suspect that the sharply increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the population (a rise of 119% between 2000 and 2010, according to the CDC) and the rise of transgenderism are related phenomena.

    “Incidentally, I strongly suspect that the sharply increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the population (a rise of 119% between 2000 and 2010, according to the CDC) and the rise of transgenderism are related phenomena.”

    I don’t know that autism is for sure rising, but, yeah, it does sort of seem like the autism spectrum and late onset masculine transgenders have some overlap. The guy I knew, for example, was obsessed with outer space. He was kind of a sci-fi character himself, a sort of ornery, arrogant Mr. Spock.

    And he went on to make a fortune off outer space, so his arrogance had some justification.

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    And now we have to speculate on the he/she/it space magnate...darn it, you are so coy...

    On the autism 'epidemic', being family connected to the public education system, I can tell you there isn't a teacher I've known with 15 or more years experience that isn't astonished at the rise of this and strange and dramatic food allergies requiring significant paranoia and re$ources.
    , @Travis
    Research indicates that the increase in the number of kids with an autism label is strongly associated with a declining usage of the mental retardation and learning disabilities labels in special education during the same period.

    The prevalence of autism among children increased from 0.6 per 1,000 to 3.1 per 1,000 from 1994 to 2003, while during the same time period the prevalence of mental retardation declined by 2.8 per 1,000, and the prevalence of learning disabilities dropped by 8.3 per 1,000.

    thus we should also try and determine why the prevalence of mental retardation has fallen in line with the rise of autism...

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Autism/2985
  71. @Desiderius
    See also:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/12/microsoft-goes-left.php

    I get the sense they're trying to stay hip and with it and these are the sorts of things the kids were into when those now making the decisions were kids. As usual, that approach doesn't work too well.

    All day, I was trying to picture General Motors running an ad in 1972 celebrating abortion, acid, and amnesty.

    Of course they would never do it, because there was not such a yawning chasm between executive leadership and customer base.

    But even if they had, Ford would have stepped into the void to appeal to those alienated by GM.

    The existence of this Microsoft ad shows that these tech giants do not see each other as competitors. They are a cartel–an oligopoly more closed even than the Big 3 networks in the heyday of television. Outside of government strong-arming, what is the mechanism to hold these institutions accountable to the public at large?

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    • Replies: @BB753
    Simply stop buying their crap! Nobody really needs Apple products, and you can get by with Linux for most pc needs. Dump your iPhone and pick up an Android phone. You don't need Google either, as there are free open source Android OS's.
    , @Anon
    They see the public, especially the conservative, anti big-gov and anti big-biz and anti mass culture part of the public, as their competition and videos like these serve to humiliate competitors.
    , @Desiderius

    All day, I was trying to picture General Motors running an ad in 1972 celebrating abortion, acid, and amnesty.
     
    Coke was big on Lennonism.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOEU87SBTU

    Of course Lennon himself knew better than to go full Maoist:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGLGzRXY5Bw
  72. @Jefferson
    "The 2016 video seems to be missing an important event. Some guy, who’s supposed to be the most evil man in America, got elected president."

    Silicon Valley wants to pretend November 8th never happened.
    https://youtu.be/vKOb-kmOgpI

    Could not see that outside the US, blocked with the usual ominous message: “the uploader has not made this video available in your country”, but this version of SNL’s “The Bubble” works for me in France:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntUYvz_PTBM

    Thank you for posting it, it’s almost perfect, funny because it’s true, with great lines like “I don’t see color but I celebrate it”, and “it’s Brooklyn, with a bubble on it”. It gives me hope for my people, high IQ privileged SJW libtards. Perhaps humor and self-deprecation can save us?

    And thanks to Steve for this awesome post. I used to like the self-celebratory recap videos of YouTube and Google or whatever. Hadn’t watched one in years because new-style corporate bs makes me a bit nauseous now, and, frankly, its boring. Thanks for watching it for us and turning cr@p to comedy gold.

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  73. @O'Really
    All day, I was trying to picture General Motors running an ad in 1972 celebrating abortion, acid, and amnesty.

    Of course they would never do it, because there was not such a yawning chasm between executive leadership and customer base.

    But even if they had, Ford would have stepped into the void to appeal to those alienated by GM.

    The existence of this Microsoft ad shows that these tech giants do not see each other as competitors. They are a cartel--an oligopoly more closed even than the Big 3 networks in the heyday of television. Outside of government strong-arming, what is the mechanism to hold these institutions accountable to the public at large?

    Simply stop buying their crap! Nobody really needs Apple products, and you can get by with Linux for most pc needs. Dump your iPhone and pick up an Android phone. You don’t need Google either, as there are free open source Android OS’s.

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    • Replies: @snorlax
    Speaking as someone who works in tech, Apple is the least SJW of the "big 5" companies (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook). Not saying they aren't, but they overtly involve themselves in politics the least.

    If you use Android you're sending records of pretty much everything you ever do on your phone to Google (the level of information they collect is downright creepy; not only your whole internet history but everything you ever type, etc).

    Apple is the opposite; they take their users' privacy extremely seriously (like when they refused to unlock the terrorist's phone for the FBI).

    If you're a person who says things hazardous to your employment (and quite possibly your future freedom), you're a lot safer long-term going with Apple.
    , @O'Really
    I can barely keep up with all the regular software updates, etc. as it is. I am not going to spend all my spare time becoming an expert in Linux and kludging together a home-brew set of solutions to my day-to-day tech needs.

    Besides, what am I supposed to use for search if I rule out Google and Bing?
  74. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @O'Really
    All day, I was trying to picture General Motors running an ad in 1972 celebrating abortion, acid, and amnesty.

    Of course they would never do it, because there was not such a yawning chasm between executive leadership and customer base.

    But even if they had, Ford would have stepped into the void to appeal to those alienated by GM.

    The existence of this Microsoft ad shows that these tech giants do not see each other as competitors. They are a cartel--an oligopoly more closed even than the Big 3 networks in the heyday of television. Outside of government strong-arming, what is the mechanism to hold these institutions accountable to the public at large?

    They see the public, especially the conservative, anti big-gov and anti big-biz and anti mass culture part of the public, as their competition and videos like these serve to humiliate competitors.

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  75. @O'Really
    All day, I was trying to picture General Motors running an ad in 1972 celebrating abortion, acid, and amnesty.

    Of course they would never do it, because there was not such a yawning chasm between executive leadership and customer base.

    But even if they had, Ford would have stepped into the void to appeal to those alienated by GM.

    The existence of this Microsoft ad shows that these tech giants do not see each other as competitors. They are a cartel--an oligopoly more closed even than the Big 3 networks in the heyday of television. Outside of government strong-arming, what is the mechanism to hold these institutions accountable to the public at large?

    All day, I was trying to picture General Motors running an ad in 1972 celebrating abortion, acid, and amnesty.

    Coke was big on Lennonism.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mOEU87SBTU

    Of course Lennon himself knew better than to go full Maoist:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGLGzRXY5Bw

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  76. @Anonym
    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock ‘n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock ‘n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    To be fair, Kurt was something of a manlet, although he could wrestle apparently.

    http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/50685670.jpg

    The thing about Nevermind was that every song on the album was great, and it was a new type of music. Music is somewhat like porn in that what was initially awesome becomes stale after awhile, and metal was getting stale by the time Nirvana put out Nevermind.

    That wasn’t metal. And these days where is grunge? Dead. Where is metal? Still chugging along, the only true “indie” music around.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    There are dozens of non mainstream genres of music besides metal, which I find far more pleasant to listen to.
  77. Google needs to be honest. The year in search is just nude celebs and porn.

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  78. @dr kill
    Could only be her father.

    Lol!

    I’m a firm believer in fathers adoring their daughters but idolizing them is a recipe for disaster. (Same with mothers and sons.)

    So I stand by my descriptive phrase. Or we could just call all such males “creeps”.

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  79. @JohnnyD
    The 2016 video seems to be missing an important event. Some guy, who's supposed to be the most evil man in America, got elected president.

    Or, put another way, how would this video have been different if Hillary had won?

    Not much I would say.

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  80. @Thirdeye
    Tough job but somebody's gotta do it.

    The Beatles, at least after the Brian Epstein makeover, were about dominance of "white" sensibilities over rock & roll. The main thing they influenced was mid-' 60s bubblegum music. The Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Animals, Four Seasons, et al. were the white groups that got the black thing.

    Lennon ended up as a pathetic burnout basically talking to himself in public while die-hard Beatles convinced themselves that it was somehow meaningful. Imagine that Tinkerbell is real and we shall have the Millennia.......

    Lennon ended up as a pathetic burnout basically talking to himself in public while die-hard Beatles convinced themselves that it was somehow meaningful.

    Someone had to say it! Thanks Thirdeye!

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  81. @Desiderius
    See also:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2016/12/microsoft-goes-left.php

    I get the sense they're trying to stay hip and with it and these are the sorts of things the kids were into when those now making the decisions were kids. As usual, that approach doesn't work too well.

    it’s interesting how companies first portray themselves as quasi libertarian – twitter for example – or a-political – then when they get market share they shift left.

    i think its’ price of entry to the globalist club.

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    • Replies: @inertial
    Or they just grow to the point where they need marketing, HR & PR departments, for which they hire from the same university SJW pool.
  82. @Steve Sailer
    "Incidentally, I strongly suspect that the sharply increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the population (a rise of 119% between 2000 and 2010, according to the CDC) and the rise of transgenderism are related phenomena."

    I don't know that autism is for sure rising, but, yeah, it does sort of seem like the autism spectrum and late onset masculine transgenders have some overlap. The guy I knew, for example, was obsessed with outer space. He was kind of a sci-fi character himself, a sort of ornery, arrogant Mr. Spock.

    And he went on to make a fortune off outer space, so his arrogance had some justification.

    And now we have to speculate on the he/she/it space magnate…darn it, you are so coy…

    On the autism ‘epidemic’, being family connected to the public education system, I can tell you there isn’t a teacher I’ve known with 15 or more years experience that isn’t astonished at the rise of this and strange and dramatic food allergies requiring significant paranoia and re$ources.

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    • Replies: @Desiderius

    re$ources
     
    The fox is having his way with the henhouse while the farmer is out chasing conservative boogeymen.
  83. you can get by with Linux for most pc needs.

    No, you cannot.

    That wasn’t metal. And these days where is grunge? Dead. Where is metal? Still chugging along, the only true “indie” music around.

    IRON MAIDEN CONTINUE THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR INTO 2017

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  84. @anon
    Why do you think so? I am interested in the (causes of) rapid rise of autism but I have no knowledge of transgenderism.

    The rise of autism is just a change in labels, 90% of autistic children would have been classified as mentally retarded in 1990…and we have seen the rate of people classified as retarded drop significantly due to the change in diagnoses since 1999..

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    • Replies: @Formerly CARealist
    very interesting. Do you have sources for us? Autism runs in my family, but everyone is really, really bright.
    , @ben tillman

    The rise of autism is just a change in labels, 90% of autistic children would have been classified as mentally retarded in 1990
     
    No. The increase in autism is a result of diagnoses of people with 3-digit iQs.
  85. @Sutton
    It's imperative that TRUMP finds a way to bust up Big New Media. Facebook and Google need to be contained and then broken for the good of the republic. Way too much power is in their hands.

    “It’s imperative that TRUMP finds a way to bust up Big New Media. Facebook and Google need to be contained and then broken for the good of the republic. Way too much power is in their hands.”

    Trump MADE his brand using that Big New Media. As an elitist, he isn’t going to be destroying what helped him become a larger than life figure.

    Besides, there’s something called the First Amendment. Perhaps you heard about it. How do you propose to “bust up” Facebook and Google in light of freedom of speech?

    Do you even think before you type?

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    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "Besides, there’s something called the First Amendment. Perhaps you heard about it. How do you propose to “bust up” Facebook and Google in light of freedom of speech?"

    So I take it you are opposed to anti-trust legislation of any kind?

    "Do you even think before you type?"

    We needn't ask that about you. You never think......ever.

    , @ben tillman

    Besides, there’s something called the First Amendment. Perhaps you heard about it. How do you propose to “bust up” Facebook and Google in light of freedom of speech?
     
    Facebook isn't speaking.
  86. @BB753
    Simply stop buying their crap! Nobody really needs Apple products, and you can get by with Linux for most pc needs. Dump your iPhone and pick up an Android phone. You don't need Google either, as there are free open source Android OS's.

    Speaking as someone who works in tech, Apple is the least SJW of the “big 5″ companies (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook). Not saying they aren’t, but they overtly involve themselves in politics the least.

    If you use Android you’re sending records of pretty much everything you ever do on your phone to Google (the level of information they collect is downright creepy; not only your whole internet history but everything you ever type, etc).

    Apple is the opposite; they take their users’ privacy extremely seriously (like when they refused to unlock the terrorist’s phone for the FBI).

    If you’re a person who says things hazardous to your employment (and quite possibly your future freedom), you’re a lot safer long-term going with Apple.

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  87. @Corvinus
    "It’s imperative that TRUMP finds a way to bust up Big New Media. Facebook and Google need to be contained and then broken for the good of the republic. Way too much power is in their hands."

    Trump MADE his brand using that Big New Media. As an elitist, he isn't going to be destroying what helped him become a larger than life figure.

    Besides, there's something called the First Amendment. Perhaps you heard about it. How do you propose to "bust up" Facebook and Google in light of freedom of speech?

    Do you even think before you type?

    “Besides, there’s something called the First Amendment. Perhaps you heard about it. How do you propose to “bust up” Facebook and Google in light of freedom of speech?”

    So I take it you are opposed to anti-trust legislation of any kind?

    “Do you even think before you type?”

    We needn’t ask that about you. You never think……ever.

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    • Agree: Daniel Chieh
    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "So I take it you are opposed to anti-trust legislation of any kind?"

    No, it's just that these two media giants don't have the monopoly on groupthink. Why don't you lay out how these companies violate current anti-trust laws? Are you able to offer any insight on the matter?
  88. @BB753
    Simply stop buying their crap! Nobody really needs Apple products, and you can get by with Linux for most pc needs. Dump your iPhone and pick up an Android phone. You don't need Google either, as there are free open source Android OS's.

    I can barely keep up with all the regular software updates, etc. as it is. I am not going to spend all my spare time becoming an expert in Linux and kludging together a home-brew set of solutions to my day-to-day tech needs.

    Besides, what am I supposed to use for search if I rule out Google and Bing?

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    • Replies: @CJ
    I've been using DuckDuckGo to search. Overall it's pretty good.
    , @Anonymous
    In the days of proprietary Unix we used to figure learning Unix well enough to not be a sysad pest was about a 20 hour job-half a work week if approached full time. Linux is Unix.

    You decide if it's worth it. I mean, what are the chances you will have to use computers for the rest of your life?

    As opposed to, say, lawnmowers. I had a friend who finally had enough of incompetent lawn mower repair and decided to learn to repair small engines.

    Then he got transferred to New York and lives in an apartment.
  89. @Travell lyte
    And now we have to speculate on the he/she/it space magnate...darn it, you are so coy...

    On the autism 'epidemic', being family connected to the public education system, I can tell you there isn't a teacher I've known with 15 or more years experience that isn't astonished at the rise of this and strange and dramatic food allergies requiring significant paranoia and re$ources.

    re$ources

    The fox is having his way with the henhouse while the farmer is out chasing conservative boogeymen.

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  90. @O'Really
    I can barely keep up with all the regular software updates, etc. as it is. I am not going to spend all my spare time becoming an expert in Linux and kludging together a home-brew set of solutions to my day-to-day tech needs.

    Besides, what am I supposed to use for search if I rule out Google and Bing?

    I’ve been using DuckDuckGo to search. Overall it’s pretty good.

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  91. @Thirdeye
    Tough job but somebody's gotta do it.

    The Beatles, at least after the Brian Epstein makeover, were about dominance of "white" sensibilities over rock & roll. The main thing they influenced was mid-' 60s bubblegum music. The Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, Animals, Four Seasons, et al. were the white groups that got the black thing.

    Lennon ended up as a pathetic burnout basically talking to himself in public while die-hard Beatles convinced themselves that it was somehow meaningful. Imagine that Tinkerbell is real and we shall have the Millennia.......

    Lennon had just recorded a good album with Yoko around the time he was shot. I don’t know what you’re talking about, unless you think Double Fantasy is just junk.

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  92. @Anonym
    The Powers-that-Be saw fit to make weak-noodle, passive-aggressive Kurt Cobain the new King of Rock ‘n Roll (he ran from an actual fight with prior King of Rock ‘n Roll Axl Rose at the MTV Video Music Awards while honest-to-gosh holding his baby daughter up as a human shield).

    To be fair, Kurt was something of a manlet, although he could wrestle apparently.

    http://www.feelnumb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/50685670.jpg

    The thing about Nevermind was that every song on the album was great, and it was a new type of music. Music is somewhat like porn in that what was initially awesome becomes stale after awhile, and metal was getting stale by the time Nirvana put out Nevermind.

    and it was a new type of music

    Just barely. A slight modification of certain areas of rock.

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  93. @Abe

    I have to wonder if there’s ever any talk between the departments of Google and Facebook that handle marketing (the part that deals with selling or utilizing data about people’s preferences, including what they’re searching for and interested in) and the departments that handle “SJW compliance,” whatever it’s called (the ones who basically decide what goes down Google’s predictive search memory hole, for example).
     
    I wonder if such "glossier" marketing material is outsourced to an outside advertising firm. Google and Microsoft, despite being by far two of the richest and most successful corporations on the planet, also have some of the by far worst commercial design regimes of any companies out there. Google still clings to a minimalist, romper-room tri-color design style for everything, and also somehow flupped buying the master reels to the INTERNSHIP, the most damning portrayal of a single company ever made by people who putatively thought they were its friends (highlight for me was the "quidditch" match played by Googlers with a human gold ball; instant victory for the team which can hold on to the golden ball by its- ahem- golden balls).

    As for Microsoft- we broke down this year and bought the kids an XBOX for Christmas so I had occasion to shop on the Microsoft Store. Let's say against all Marxist doctrine Stalin was somehow a Darwinian believer in HBD. Let's also say that he recognized high-IQ Ashkenazi Jews were some of his most valuable natural resources, and before Operation Barbarossa began fortuitously managed to relocate all those he found in Ukraine, Belarus, and occupied-Poland, and concentrate them in a new far-East republic where they'd be safe for the remainder of the war- call it Big Braindova. If the residents of that republic had founded a hugely successful consumer technology company right after the crack-up of the USSR which, while making excellent product, still labored under the dismal aesthetics and customer service standards of late 50's communism, the Microsoft Store would be their ecommerce site.
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  94. @prole
    The rise of autism is just a change in labels, 90% of autistic children would have been classified as mentally retarded in 1990...and we have seen the rate of people classified as retarded drop significantly due to the change in diagnoses since 1999..

    very interesting. Do you have sources for us? Autism runs in my family, but everyone is really, really bright.

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    • Replies: @Travis
    Half of those diagnosed as autistic would have IQs below 75 and would have been diagnosed as mentally retarded 30 years ago...less than 20% of autistics have IQs over 100. The rise in those diagnosed as autistic corresponds with a decrease in those diagnosed as mentally retarded since 1994....as most parents prefer to call their retarded children "autistic" due to the stigma of ratarded. My nephew fits this category, his parents tell everyone he is autistic, but having spent some time with him I realized that mentally retarded is a better diagnosis. He is 21 but has the mental capacity of a 7 year old, in addition to having some symptoms of autism, such as repeating himself over and over.
  95. @Mr. Anon
    "Besides, there’s something called the First Amendment. Perhaps you heard about it. How do you propose to “bust up” Facebook and Google in light of freedom of speech?"

    So I take it you are opposed to anti-trust legislation of any kind?

    "Do you even think before you type?"

    We needn't ask that about you. You never think......ever.

    “So I take it you are opposed to anti-trust legislation of any kind?”

    No, it’s just that these two media giants don’t have the monopoly on groupthink. Why don’t you lay out how these companies violate current anti-trust laws? Are you able to offer any insight on the matter?

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  96. @CJ
    I've been using DuckDuckGo to search. Overall it's pretty good.

    You are using Brave, too, I hope!

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  97. @prole
    The rise of autism is just a change in labels, 90% of autistic children would have been classified as mentally retarded in 1990...and we have seen the rate of people classified as retarded drop significantly due to the change in diagnoses since 1999..

    The rise of autism is just a change in labels, 90% of autistic children would have been classified as mentally retarded in 1990

    No. The increase in autism is a result of diagnoses of people with 3-digit iQs.

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  98. @Corvinus
    "It’s imperative that TRUMP finds a way to bust up Big New Media. Facebook and Google need to be contained and then broken for the good of the republic. Way too much power is in their hands."

    Trump MADE his brand using that Big New Media. As an elitist, he isn't going to be destroying what helped him become a larger than life figure.

    Besides, there's something called the First Amendment. Perhaps you heard about it. How do you propose to "bust up" Facebook and Google in light of freedom of speech?

    Do you even think before you type?

    Besides, there’s something called the First Amendment. Perhaps you heard about it. How do you propose to “bust up” Facebook and Google in light of freedom of speech?

    Facebook isn’t speaking.

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  99. That’s a different dude. The Free Hugs guy who got busted is a mentally deficient street person in NYC. The guy in the google video has a different face, looks to be a part of a BLM protest w/all the riot cops around him. The free hugs guy who hit a girl can be found in a lot of videos on Normal Bob Smith’s YouTube channel. Normal Bob is an artist who hung out at Union Square Park in NYC shooting videos of all the crazies & street people who hang out at the park. The free hugs guy’s name is Jeremy & Normal Bob has a lot of footage talking to the guy, who definitely has some kind of mental handicap. I’m not excusing him, he’s also got some crazy violent tendencies w/women. I got into watching Normal Bob’s channel because of the original Steve Sailer links. That’s definitely a different guy in the google video. Jeremy, the free hugs hit-man, is mentally retarded/ill coward that punches women & runs away. The dude in the google video is just an SJW idiot.

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    @Anon87
    That wasn't metal. And these days where is grunge? Dead. Where is metal? Still chugging along, the only true "indie" music around.

    There are dozens of non mainstream genres of music besides metal, which I find far more pleasant to listen to.

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  101. The 2014 adaptation of The Giver used something akin to Google commercials to teach dystopian youth how amazing life used to be. Extreme sports! Tribal dancing! Nelson Mandela!

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  102. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @O'Really
    I can barely keep up with all the regular software updates, etc. as it is. I am not going to spend all my spare time becoming an expert in Linux and kludging together a home-brew set of solutions to my day-to-day tech needs.

    Besides, what am I supposed to use for search if I rule out Google and Bing?

    In the days of proprietary Unix we used to figure learning Unix well enough to not be a sysad pest was about a 20 hour job-half a work week if approached full time. Linux is Unix.

    You decide if it’s worth it. I mean, what are the chances you will have to use computers for the rest of your life?

    As opposed to, say, lawnmowers. I had a friend who finally had enough of incompetent lawn mower repair and decided to learn to repair small engines.

    Then he got transferred to New York and lives in an apartment.

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  103. @oh its just me too
    it's interesting how companies first portray themselves as quasi libertarian - twitter for example - or a-political - then when they get market share they shift left.

    i think its' price of entry to the globalist club.

    Or they just grow to the point where they need marketing, HR & PR departments, for which they hire from the same university SJW pool.

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  104. @Formerly CARealist
    very interesting. Do you have sources for us? Autism runs in my family, but everyone is really, really bright.

    Half of those diagnosed as autistic would have IQs below 75 and would have been diagnosed as mentally retarded 30 years ago…less than 20% of autistics have IQs over 100. The rise in those diagnosed as autistic corresponds with a decrease in those diagnosed as mentally retarded since 1994….as most parents prefer to call their retarded children “autistic” due to the stigma of ratarded. My nephew fits this category, his parents tell everyone he is autistic, but having spent some time with him I realized that mentally retarded is a better diagnosis. He is 21 but has the mental capacity of a 7 year old, in addition to having some symptoms of autism, such as repeating himself over and over.

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    I hope you see this, Travis.

    Don't the mentally retarded have an identifiable genetic marker? Like Down's? I thought their diagnosis was obvious. Also, don't they generally have other physical problems too? More diseases and syndromes?

    The autistic boys I know aren't like that at all. They look normalish (what's normal anymore?) and seem to be in good health. They just can't socialize or communicate much and they're what we used to call "weird". Some grow up to have productive lives, just at a really slow pace. And wives are out of the question.
  105. @Steve Sailer
    "Incidentally, I strongly suspect that the sharply increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in the population (a rise of 119% between 2000 and 2010, according to the CDC) and the rise of transgenderism are related phenomena."

    I don't know that autism is for sure rising, but, yeah, it does sort of seem like the autism spectrum and late onset masculine transgenders have some overlap. The guy I knew, for example, was obsessed with outer space. He was kind of a sci-fi character himself, a sort of ornery, arrogant Mr. Spock.

    And he went on to make a fortune off outer space, so his arrogance had some justification.

    Research indicates that the increase in the number of kids with an autism label is strongly associated with a declining usage of the mental retardation and learning disabilities labels in special education during the same period.

    The prevalence of autism among children increased from 0.6 per 1,000 to 3.1 per 1,000 from 1994 to 2003, while during the same time period the prevalence of mental retardation declined by 2.8 per 1,000, and the prevalence of learning disabilities dropped by 8.3 per 1,000.

    thus we should also try and determine why the prevalence of mental retardation has fallen in line with the rise of autism…

    http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Autism/2985

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  106. @Travis
    Half of those diagnosed as autistic would have IQs below 75 and would have been diagnosed as mentally retarded 30 years ago...less than 20% of autistics have IQs over 100. The rise in those diagnosed as autistic corresponds with a decrease in those diagnosed as mentally retarded since 1994....as most parents prefer to call their retarded children "autistic" due to the stigma of ratarded. My nephew fits this category, his parents tell everyone he is autistic, but having spent some time with him I realized that mentally retarded is a better diagnosis. He is 21 but has the mental capacity of a 7 year old, in addition to having some symptoms of autism, such as repeating himself over and over.

    I hope you see this, Travis.

    Don’t the mentally retarded have an identifiable genetic marker? Like Down’s? I thought their diagnosis was obvious. Also, don’t they generally have other physical problems too? More diseases and syndromes?

    The autistic boys I know aren’t like that at all. They look normalish (what’s normal anymore?) and seem to be in good health. They just can’t socialize or communicate much and they’re what we used to call “weird”. Some grow up to have productive lives, just at a really slow pace. And wives are out of the question.

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    • Replies: @Travis
    very few of the mentally retarded have Downes Syndrome....More than 200 causes of retardation have been identified; however, because much is still unknown about intellectual disability, the identified causes account for only about a fourth of all cases of intellectual disability. 75% of those classified as mentally retarded have no known cause and many are caused by viral infections during pregnancy, thus not due to genetics. My next door neighbor was mentally disabled, while his twin brother was fine, it was due to lack of oxygen during his birth...
  107. @Formerly CARealist
    I hope you see this, Travis.

    Don't the mentally retarded have an identifiable genetic marker? Like Down's? I thought their diagnosis was obvious. Also, don't they generally have other physical problems too? More diseases and syndromes?

    The autistic boys I know aren't like that at all. They look normalish (what's normal anymore?) and seem to be in good health. They just can't socialize or communicate much and they're what we used to call "weird". Some grow up to have productive lives, just at a really slow pace. And wives are out of the question.

    very few of the mentally retarded have Downes Syndrome….More than 200 causes of retardation have been identified; however, because much is still unknown about intellectual disability, the identified causes account for only about a fourth of all cases of intellectual disability. 75% of those classified as mentally retarded have no known cause and many are caused by viral infections during pregnancy, thus not due to genetics. My next door neighbor was mentally disabled, while his twin brother was fine, it was due to lack of oxygen during his birth…

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