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Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg writes:

We all get meaning from our communities. Whether they’re churches, sports teams, or neighborhood groups, they give us the strength to expand our horizons and care about broader issues. Studies have proven the more connected we are, the happier we feel and the healthier we are. People who go to church are more likely to volunteer and give to charity — not just because they’re religious, but because they’re part of a community.

That’s why it’s so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter. That’s a lot of of people who now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else.

This is our challenge. We have to build a world where everyone has a sense of purpose and community. That’s how we’ll bring the world closer together. We have to build a world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.

Uh … how is demanding Americans care more about strangers on the opposite side of the world as much as they care about their neighbors in their own communities going to rebuild community in America?

The thing to keep in mind about Mark Zuckerberg is that whatever he says that he believes in, he really believes in. But not because it makes sense, but because he has a genius for increasing his wealth. Whatever ideas he pushes on you are ideas that will make him richer if you believe in them too. (Whether Zuck’s ideas will make you and your loved ones better off, though, is hardly his concern.)

 
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  1. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Why We Need To Abolish The Pledge Of Allegiance Now

    The pledge reveals the central, humiliating lie of American life – this country has not earned its loyalty, not from everyone, and thus demands it.

    … The pledge began to rise in prominence during America’s great wave of immigration – when Jewish immigrants, immigrants from central and southern and eastern Europe, and Chinese immigrants were entering the country in unprecedented numbers. The racist Immigration Act of 1924, which placed severe immigration quotas on Eastern European Jews and Southern Europeans and banned African immigrants (de facto) and Arab and Asian immigrants as well (de jure), coincided roughly with the change in the pledge from “my flag” to “the flag of the United States of America” – changed so that new immigrants would not be confused as to whose flag they were required to pledge their allegiance to. The pledge in this period was a reflection of a deep fear, rooted in anti-Semitism and racism, of changing demographics.

    If America cared more about Americans then Zuckerbergs would care more about America. America can show it cares more about Americans by caring more about its future-Americans on the other side of the planet.

    America’s sense of community is a lie unless it encompasses the entire planet.

    Gee, they had their reasons all this time. If they’d just admitted it in the first place and said why…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Whoops.

    http://forward.com/culture/375318/why-we-need-to-abolish-the-pledge-of-allegiance-now/

  2. We have to build a world where everyone has a sense of purpose and community

    Doesn’t he mean: We have to build a world where pretty much everyone else works in my garden(s)!

  3. @Anonymous

    Why We Need To Abolish The Pledge Of Allegiance Now

    The pledge reveals the central, humiliating lie of American life – this country has not earned its loyalty, not from everyone, and thus demands it.

    ... The pledge began to rise in prominence during America’s great wave of immigration – when Jewish immigrants, immigrants from central and southern and eastern Europe, and Chinese immigrants were entering the country in unprecedented numbers. The racist Immigration Act of 1924, which placed severe immigration quotas on Eastern European Jews and Southern Europeans and banned African immigrants (de facto) and Arab and Asian immigrants as well (de jure), coincided roughly with the change in the pledge from “my flag” to “the flag of the United States of America” – changed so that new immigrants would not be confused as to whose flag they were required to pledge their allegiance to. The pledge in this period was a reflection of a deep fear, rooted in anti-Semitism and racism, of changing demographics.
     

    If America cared more about Americans then Zuckerbergs would care more about America. America can show it cares more about Americans by caring more about its future-Americans on the other side of the planet.

    America's sense of community is a lie unless it encompasses the entire planet.

    Gee, they had their reasons all this time. If they'd just admitted it in the first place and said why...

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Also, good choice of picture: not an aspirational photo of immigrant PoC with Stars and Stripes made tragic-ironic by a dream deferred, but massed kulaks, to drive home the point of racist nativism and, above all, give Forward readers the heebie-jeebies.
    , @Larry, San Francisco
    I hate this attitude so much it just kills me. Is gratitude so hard? I am one Jew who is grateful to America. If I take an inventory of my relatives who didn't come to America their outcomes were:
    1. My dad's relatives in Budapest were all sent to their deaths in January 1945 (I found their names in the Budapest memorial when I was there).
    2. My mother's father's relatives from the Pripet Marshes were almost certainly killed by the Einsatzgruppen in 1941/42.
    3. My mother's mother's relatives were (probably) murdered when her shtetl was wiped out in the Ukranian holocaust (yes a lot of Jews were killed in that too) in 1930. When my grandmother's dentist (who was a commie) and from the same town went to the Ukraine in 1938 (an odd year to go) to see if he could figure out why his relatives were not writing him anymore he found the area overgrown with trees and bush with no explanation coming from the official who took him there.

    These ungrateful people are also the ones who think bringing in more muslim immigration will be good for the Jews. They are idiots. Sadly I am related to many of them.
  4. The subtext here is that Facebook will make you feel more connected to communities. But the opposite is the case. It deracinates you from those around you. At best, it gives you a convenient way to message your friends and stay in touch with people around the world, but it’s mostly there for you to watch the lives of your former classmates, employees, and people you met on random trips. Quite often, it’s also there for you to stew in envy as you see the best part of your “friends’” lives, the parts they want everyone to see.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    You forgot it's also for cocky black and South Asian guys to flash bling and holla achoo unsolicited.
  5. He wants the world to be one big community. That’s possible, if we change what it means to be a community. In which case people will still feel bad about lacking the old kind of community, and you wouldn’t have solved anything. But it feels good to talk about.

    Universal togetherness feelz are a panacea. If you’re lonely and lack for human contact, you can think nice thoughts about flesh in Cambodia or Djibouti while you masturbate, and vioia! You’re not lonely anymore.

    If you’re hungry, you can think about all the good food over in China, and bingo! Your stomach is full.

    If you know nothing about the world, well, someone somewhere is smart and no doubt has accumulated knowledge. Since you’re also a human being, you’re smart, too. It’s just that easy.

    • Replies: @White Guy In Japan
    Plus Khmer porn is so poorly done. Disappointing.
  6. I say care for them over there, or we will have to care for them over here.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I say care for them over there
     
    A bracing proposal—but the tactics of Lord Jeff are frowned upon today. The best bet (for now) is to have strong borders and repel all boarders.
  7. @Anonymous
    Whoops.

    http://forward.com/culture/375318/why-we-need-to-abolish-the-pledge-of-allegiance-now/

    Also, good choice of picture: not an aspirational photo of immigrant PoC with Stars and Stripes made tragic-ironic by a dream deferred, but massed kulaks, to drive home the point of racist nativism and, above all, give Forward readers the heebie-jeebies.

  8. The problem with Zuckerberg is that he probably cares more for Indians than he does for the average American. I’d be fine if he moved to India, and took his money, wife, sister, and Facebook with him. I don’t see how America would be worse off without him.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    Bet that he knows more Indians than "average Americans". In fact, I don't think he knows ANY "average Americans."
    , @cynthia curran
    India would not be so bad if its population was so large. It could be more like Chile than Central America if Indians didn't encourage child marriages for generations. It has a tech industry and some manufacturing but if it was about half its size poverty would be cut in half. Most third world countries could have copied Italy , Ireland and so forth and would have been less part. Mexico is a good example, if it was not so closed to the US, it would have been at least at Brazil's level or closer to Chile's. Mexico could make a deal to cut US imports of farm products and real developed again of the rural areas. Trump can make a deal to cut US farm imports to Mexico and pick up other countries to received the imports. Also, if Mexico sold off parts of Pemex about 10 years ago, they could have been in the oil boom until 2014, meaning at least during that period Jose could have done an 8 hour job. There is many companies that are interested in the deep water oil fields in Mexico but Mexico waited 10 years too late.
  9. Mark Zuckerberg Drank Beer Out Of Red Solo Cup In 2005 Video:

    Zuckerberg Is A Globalizer Rat Who Pushes Nation-Wrecking Mass Immigration, But The Beer Drinking Certainly Humanizes Him.

    Romney don’t drink beer. Trump don’t drink beer. McCain married a beer baron’s daughter, but I hope he don’t drink beer unless he’s locked up first. McCain is crazy enough sober.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    He comes off a lot more likeable than I expected.

    Tthe interview also demonstrates that he didn't have much a vision for what Facebook would become.

    , @guest
    I have memories of Hillary drinking beer at a bowling alley or somesuch, but that may have been a fever dream. Didn't help her much.
  10. @Sid
    The subtext here is that Facebook will make you feel more connected to communities. But the opposite is the case. It deracinates you from those around you. At best, it gives you a convenient way to message your friends and stay in touch with people around the world, but it's mostly there for you to watch the lives of your former classmates, employees, and people you met on random trips. Quite often, it's also there for you to stew in envy as you see the best part of your "friends'" lives, the parts they want everyone to see.

    You forgot it’s also for cocky black and South Asian guys to flash bling and holla achoo unsolicited.

    • Replies: @Sid
    Weird guys from the former USSR message me, but that's because I was there for awhile. My female friends, though, tell me that all sorts of weird, icky guys send them inappropriate messages.
    , @ATX Hipster
    And live streaming murder/rape/the torture of mentally disabled kids, etc.

    Just normal community-building stuff.
  11. Zuckerberg has demonstrated that he does not care much for his local community neighbors either at home in California or in Hawaii. He preaches for others to do as he says and not as he does. Maybe his inner politician is showing a little bit more these days. One can hope that he ends up pissing away a few billion on some Quixotic ride.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    Zuckerberg has a source of free advertising for his political adventures, just like Trump did. I'd prefer he catches the space exploration bug from Musk/Bezos, or decides to buy a European soccer team.
  12. The thing to keep in mind about Mark Zuckerberg is that whatever he says that he believes in, he really believes in.

    A just, equitable and honorable American polity would drop the Zuck somewhere along the Afghan/Pakistan border with enough food and water to ensure he did not die before ISIS-K found him.

    • Replies: @jr55
    Zuckerberg is a real phony - really believes the stupid stuff he believes
    , @Corvinus
    "A just, equitable and honorable American polity would drop the Zuck somewhere along the Afghan/Pakistan border with enough food and water to ensure he did not die before ISIS-K found him."

    Christian charity on your part. Show us the way.

    Speaking of Christianity...

    "Uh … how is demanding Americans care more about strangers on the opposite side of the world as much as they care about their neighbors in their own communities going to rebuild community in America?"

    Here is the response directly from the Bible. Jesus fed the poor, visited the sick, and made strangers feel welcome, including those from different nations. But that would the "cucks" calling for understanding...
  13. Make immigration comprehensive again!

    I need comprehensive immigration reform. You need comprehensive immigration reform. He needs comprehensive immigration reform. She needs comprehensive immigration reform. Xe needs comprehensive immigration reform. They need comprehensive immigration reform. Pablo “They” Gomez needs comprehensive immigration reform. Non-binary gender non-conforming genderqueers need comprehensive immigration reform. All constituent groups representing every gender classification available to Facebook users, fifty-eight at the time of this writing, need comprehensive immigration reform. The entire genderbread person spectrum needs comprehensive immigration reform. All living beings need comprehensive immigration reform. Because comprehensive immigration reform is more important than life, water, food and oxygen themselves.

    I am a strong, solid advocate for good, clean, top flight, top drawer, strong, solid, robust, common sense, solid as a rock, solid as they come, desperately needed, way overdue, humanitarian, compassion-based comprehensive immigration reform. The kind of immigration reform that melts in your mouth, not in your hand. The kind of immigration reform that plumps when you cook it. The kind of immigration reform that just makes you feel good and shout for joy for a job well done.

    Comprehensive immigration reform will raise wages and salaries, strengthen national security, prevent terrorism, enhance our domestic crime-fighting ability, ensure that we continue to encourage the best and brightest to partake of the American dream, enhance our competitiveness and our ability to innovate, and make America more prosperous.

    Comprehensive immigration reform will make the economy more fair and equitable, help clean and preserve our environment, bolster Social Security and Medicare, aid the cause of reproductive rights and LGBTQIIA+ rights, drive a stake through the heart of bigotry, discrimination and Islamophobia, guarantee social justice for all, and make America more vibrant and diverse.

    It will also make immigration more comprehensive.

    [MORE]

    The reason I advocate comprehensive immigration reform over other ideas is that I checked out the other ideas, and they just aren’t comprehensive, they just don’t do it for me in the comprehensiveness department. I really like the comprehensive nature of comprehensive immigration reform. The best part of comprehensive immigration reform is its comprehensiveness. With comprehensive immigration reform, I’ll be a’comprehensivin. My ultimate goal with immigration reform is to be comprehensiver than thou.

    I also have a soft spot in my heart for things that are comprehensive. From a little boy, I remember sitting at our dinner table many evenings, and my father would point his finger straight at me and give me a stern look, and he told me that if I ever got a chance to screw over the goyim, to do it completely and (his own word) “comprehensively.” He was adamant that I not waste any golden or silver or green opportunities. I’m glad to say that I’m finally living up to my father’s expectations. For his most recent birthday present, I had a wooden ventriloquist style caricature doll of myself made, and I call the doll Marc de la Comprehensiva. It’s his third favorite possession in the whole world, his second is his 1978 Lincoln Town Car which he hopes will run forever, (“Finer a Jew canoe will never be made” — Dad), and his first is his gold plated Talmud.

    The other kinds of immigration reform are also dangerous, because they rely on rhetoric such as “round them up and deport them all,” “build walls,” “make America great again.” That’s the kind of rhetoric that reminds me of Nazi Germany, and the Nazis gassed all ten of my grandmas to death at Auschwitz, a horror which my father personally witnessed and forever vowed to avenge with a now world famous phrase of his invention: “Never again.” Ten grandmas here, ten grandmas there, and that’s how we roll that odometer up to six million.

    It’s why internationally respected scholars and researchers like Glenn Beck have concluded that the Presidential candidates and Presidents who spew that kind of rhetoric are exactly like Hitler. They all run around bragging about their puny putrid pitiful little $10 billion fortunes, when the truth of the matter is that they took years to make that kind of money, I made my much larger $50 billion fortune almost overnight. And I mean that literally, because I often wake up and find out I’m worth a few billion more than when I went to sleep. Their fortunes are in old fashioned relics of the past, fuddy duddy stuff like buildings and real estate, and my fortune is in the asset of the future, Facebook stock. They had to make their money the old fashioned way, by earning it, and I made my fortune the new modern progressive way, scamming half the world to give me all their personal information in their tawdry pursuit for their cheap fifteen minutes of fame, so I can turn right around and sell it to Madison Avenue, the Mossad and the NSA. I made my money while I’m still young enough to enjoy spending it to break the back of the goyim.

    Thanks for letting me monetize your lives, by and by.

    You see, I stole someone else’s idea of a world-changing internet social media network, and it has brought me to the vestibule of omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, immortality, and I’m also well on my way to being the world’s first trillionaire. The one missing ingredient is comprehensive immigration reform. At least that’s what a building full of Jewish lawyers who write all my immigration litanies and spiels tell me. Every time I go there to get new marching orders, everyone there starts rubbing their hands together. The strangest part of that is that I had to learn to shake these people’s hands in a really weird way before they started doing business with me. But I’m not going to dwell on it too much, and I’m not going to ask questions, because these are the kind of people who seem like they’ll bring down some major league hurt on your head if you ask too many questions. I’m in the business of becoming obscenely rich, not asking questions. Unfortunately, comprehensive immigration reform won’t solve the most vexing problem in my life: The wife always nagging me about buying her more shoes.

    When I think of comprehensive immigration reform, I think of the only antidote to an ill that has been ailing me for quite some time. Some cartoon frog follows me around everywhere I go throwing parentheses at me, and that damned Peter Thiel is way off in the back somewhere pointing his finger at me and laughing at me. The lack of comprehensive immigration reform is taxing my mental health. It’s also getting in between my parents. You see, my father and mother disagree on that. My father thinks that all I need is a few more reading assignments from the Talmud, while my mother’s proclivity is to increase my Risperidone dosage. Gotta side with dad on this one. Because, c’mon, just because my mother graduated from an accredited medical school with a degree in psychiatry, and just because she’s a board certified psychiatrist, doesn’t mean she knows what she’s doing all the time. These damned head shrinks get things wrong a lot of the time, you know.

    Sometimes, the other kinds of immigration reform wind up being scams. And believe me, I know a thing or three about scams. They promise to be comprehensive, but when you look at what you get, they wind up leaving out a lot of the comprehensiveness. Worse than that, you might get the full 100% comprehensiveness at first, but like a thief in the night, they break in and steal a lot of the comprehensiveness. That’s not the Marc Zuckurburg way, the fully comprehensive way. IEEE, ANSI and UL have certified a less than one ppb impurity ratio of the comprehensiveness in my immigration reform. I’m so nice that I’ll even throw in some extra added bonus comprehensiveness, 25% more free, no extra charge. I also guarantee the comprehensiveness in my immigration reform with a 7 year 70,000 mile limited powertrain warranty that also protects you from rust and corrosion. It covers you from bumper to bumper. It’s the best warranty in the immigration reform business.

    This is why poll after poll shows that people support comprehensive solutions to our immigration problems, instead of genocidal solutions that have problematic Nazi rhetoric as their foundations, or solutions bereft of comprehensiveness. It’s why more and more people are giving up silly hobbies like diddling around with fishing lures, or telescopes, or collecting stamps, or golf clubs, or ham radio shacks, or sleeping, and joining in Marc’s Comprehensive Corps. People know that middle class greed hurts billionaires in need. What’s mine is mine, what’s yours will soon be mine. People know that source code is literally rotting in the fields. People know not to turn “corporate greed” and “inequality” into a pejorative, because I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I wouldn’t be the putz I am today without corporate greed and inequality. I fly my corporate greed and inequality flags high, tall and proud.

    Our struggle for comprehensive immigration reform is righteous, albeit arduous. Very difficult, a very steep mountain to climb. The forces of reaction and xenophobia are well funded, their four extremist hate organizations all have bank accounts that run well into the tens of dollars. In contrast, all we have to work with are most billionaires, most corporations, almost all of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, almost all of academia, a majority of the full force of the Federal government, and (until recently) the full sympathy of the current Federal executive branch. We are locked in a real Goliath versus David struggle to speak power to truth. All we can hope for is that we wake up every morning surrounded by our fifteen morning servants and our servants’ servants to remind us that we have made it to live to fight another day. But the crusade led by the privileged, rich, organized and powerful against the dispossessed, broke, unorganized and weak is indeed on the right side of history in the current year, because I have bought all the historians, and the arc of history bends in the direction of billionaires, because I hired a really strong guy from Norway to bend it.

    I know as I was growing up and going through school, especially Taking Over and Ruling the World 101 at Harvard, taught by Dr. Rosensteinbergowitz, and I got an A in that class, I was taught that the best way to solve your problems is to get rich enough to buy them off. Either that or just wait around for the old man to kick off so you can inherit a piece of his mega-fortune, then use that money to buy off your problems. When life throws you lemons, hire a village full of undocumented Hondurans to pick them all up, and then have your butlers hoof it to Trader Joe’s to buy you some lemonade. I remember when I was in high school that we all worried about a problem called Y2K or Year 2000. Bill Gates solved his Year 2000 problems by buying the year 2000. Likewise, the status quo doesn’t bother me, because I have bought the status quo. When you’ve got the kind of money I do, you can buy lots of status quos. Just never enough pairs of shoes to satisfy your wife, evidently.

    There needs to be a core focus on comprehensive immigration reform for yet another critical reason — I visit a lot of these alt right websites and blogs on many days, and all their regular commenters do is whine and bellyache about their own selfish petty little concerns. They all be like: My country, my heritage, my millennia-old civilization, my people, my future, my ancestors, my posterity, my racial purity, my blonde hair, my blue eyes, my cartoon frog memes, my border security, my personal security, my quality livable neighborhoods, my affordable family formation, my community social altruism, my country’s economic well being, my fair and equitable distribution of income and wealth, me me me me me. What a bunch of greedy self-righteous cockypop! Not a one of them have the consideration to think about what I need, what I want. And it’s not like it would hurt — I think about me all the time, and it certainly hasn’t hurt me! Me thinking about me for the last [=(#CURRENTDATE-1984/05/14)] years has resulted in me accumulating a $50 billion fortune. If these alt right people would take the time to think about me, my fortune would be far larger. And that would be good for me. Comprehensive immigration reform would amount to a badly needed readjustment of our priorities.

    But if my plans fail, and my wife starts snitching to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as she has threatened to do several times when I say I’m not going to buy her any more shoes, I’ll have to hot foot it and be on the next red eye to my secret condo and my secret bank account with a few billion stashed aside in my extradition-free tax haven in southeast Asia. No way I’m gonna let that Alabama hayseed that calls himself “attorney general” and snidely called me a “master of the universe” turn me into Bernie Madoff’s cellmate; that sonofabitch snores so loudly that he’s in a North Carolina prison and I can hear him all the way over here in San Francisco. To think, I only married my wife because I’m trying to infiltrate the Chinese banking system on behalf of my tribe, and she and the kids we have together give me an “in.” Anyway, if I ever seem to go off the grid, that’s where I’ll be. Don’t come looking for me, especially if you’re a Fed. I do not anticipate failure, though, because my second-to-last ditch contingency involves a concept that some debbie downer prosecutors mistakenly call “extortion.” I hold the power of life and death over all of you; you’re going to see to it that I get my comprehensive immigration reform, and if you refuse, I will do worse than kill you — I’ll delete your Facebook pages. There have been cases of people dying from the apoplectic shock caused by the mental anguish of not having access to Facebook for more than four minutes.

    It’s also why, in spite of the fact that I know my bad reputation precedes me, for example, I keep hearing everyone behind my back calling me a two-faced crudweasel, and those are just the people that work for me, and are related to me, and are close friends of me, and also my wife, and those were also the first words out of my kid’s mouth, and also, for some reason I can’t figure out, people who know me for long enough wind up saying things behind my back like “Maybe Hitler had a point,” “Maybe I should give Hitler a second look,” and cruel things like that, I want to assure all of you that my support for comprehensive immigration reform is pure and genuine. I will never betray the cause, I will always be loyal, solid as a rock, dependable. So much so that I beg you that when you think of comprehensive immigration reform, you should instantly think of me, the great Marc Zuckurburg.

    It’s also why more and more people are saying every day, and you should too:

    Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

    (And also, Black Lives Matter)

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    You couldn't help it, could you Marc? Just seeing a post about yourself on here made you quickly come out of hiding. It was eating you up inside, reading Steve Sailer's opinion with no feedback from you. What's your facebook page, by the way? I'd like to see what you and the Missus cooked up for dinner tonight.

    Oh, and I'm glad that your are totally onboard with the comprehensiveness, but is there any way you can make your comments on unz just a tad LESS comprehensive. Memory is very cheap nowadays, but it's not completely free.

  14. It’s funny if you read the passage aloud with a Sol Rosenberg Jerky Boys accent.

    • LOL: JohnnyGeo
    • Replies: @JohnnyGeo
    haha! I do that all the time with Steve's excerpts!
  15. This is your typical Lefty thinking. Go to dailykos and you’ll read endless posts about it.

    Of course since Zuckerberg is little more than a con-artist/Davos Man running a data mining racket who considers his customers “Stupid f**ks” and anything he talks about is bound to be self-promoting for him and very bad for us.

  16. Zuck seems like a true believer to me, but there’s got to be an element of cognitive dissonance there. I’m not aware of people feeling worse about themselves from going to church, people do seem to feel worse about themselves from going on Facebook.

    Sheryl Sandberg, I suspect, is more money-focussed than Zuck.

    • Agree: Opinionator
    • Replies: @Forbes
    Tom Wolfe may have anointed Boomers as the "Me" Generation, I've called the Millennials the "Look at Me" generation.
    , @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Shouldn't Nietzsche be in the mix too? (Rand's debt to Nietzsche; suicidal thoughts due to imperfection, etc.).
  17. 1. The wealthy businessmen of generations past, who had the audacity to produce oil and steel and electricity, were called robber barons. Can we please either bring that term back into use or coin a new and better term for scum like Zuckerberg?

    2. Maybe we should start with building a world where we care about people here, before we try to build a world where we care about people over there.

    3. Reading his drivel makes me think that some time before President Mountain Dew Camacho, idiocracy was probably governed by autistic tech nerds speaking in platitudes.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    3. Reading his drivel makes me think that some time before President Mountain Dew Camacho, idiocracy was probably governed by autistic tech nerds speaking in platitudes.
     
    Maybe in another timeline, the autistic tech baron overlords and affirmative-action pundits are unable to thread the needle in their demographic replacement rhetoric, and the people wake up.
    , @guest
    I kept thinking while watching Idiocracy that at some point a curtain would be pulled back to reveal smarter people pulling the strings. Because however poorly their society functioned, it functioned beyond the capabilities of everyone we saw. Unless the Last Intelligent Man somehow set things up so that technology would run on its own for generations, or at least until they ran out of food to eat.

    Seemed more likely some group was profiting off the stupidity of the populace and the crop failures were an oversight. Then again, it wasn't that good a movie. It just had an interesting premise.

    , @Njguy73

    idiocracy was probably governed by autistic tech nerds speaking in platitudes.
     
    Fuck that, scrote! Ain't no 'spergs 'round here, talkin' like fags with their shit all 'tarted!

    This message brought to you by Carl's Jr. Fuck you, I'm eating!
  18. That’s why it’s so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter.

    A whole quarter? Over decades, not 1 single group has declined 26%…

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    TJ, not going to research it, but the American Legion, VFW, Lions Club, Eagles, Moose Club, Knights of Columbus/St. John and the Masons have probably all declined as those were the social groups of my parent's generation. So sadly we get Code Pink, BLM, and whatever Group supports Planned Parenthood, oh, that would be the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I wouldn't want to pick a fight with Cancer, but there seemingly are "Walks" or "Races" monthly for one cancer cure or another, so people still are active in their community whether Zuck knows this or not.
  19. His platform creates more misery, envy, and hatred than can be quantified. Plus it’s an enormous time suck.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Plus it’s an enormous time suck.
     
    Hey, how do you think I feel, here on Unz?

    Welcome to the party, pal!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD94dVu8lqQ

    ;-}
  20. We have to build a world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.

    Why?

    Other than to pad FB’s bottom line with ad revenues.

  21. @Dave Pinsen
    Zuck seems like a true believer to me, but there's got to be an element of cognitive dissonance there. I'm not aware of people feeling worse about themselves from going to church, people do seem to feel worse about themselves from going on Facebook.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/877364731648106496


    Sheryl Sandberg, I suspect, is more money-focussed than Zuck.

    Tom Wolfe may have anointed Boomers as the “Me” Generation, I’ve called the Millennials the “Look at Me” generation.

    • Replies: @jim jones
    I think the word narcissistic is appropriate:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-mju_gW3c8
    , @James Richard
    You ought to look at them if for no other reason than to avoid running them over as they mindlessly jaywalk into traffic while texting.
  22. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @27 year old
    1. The wealthy businessmen of generations past, who had the audacity to produce oil and steel and electricity, were called robber barons. Can we please either bring that term back into use or coin a new and better term for scum like Zuckerberg?

    2. Maybe we should start with building a world where we care about people here, before we try to build a world where we care about people over there.

    3. Reading his drivel makes me think that some time before President Mountain Dew Camacho, idiocracy was probably governed by autistic tech nerds speaking in platitudes.

    3. Reading his drivel makes me think that some time before President Mountain Dew Camacho, idiocracy was probably governed by autistic tech nerds speaking in platitudes.

    Maybe in another timeline, the autistic tech baron overlords and affirmative-action pundits are unable to thread the needle in their demographic replacement rhetoric, and the people wake up.

  23. I hate Zucky’s politics and wish him failure in all his endeavors, but I don’t think he’s adopted these positions out of greed. He’s not running for president to make money.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Glossy:

    Zuckerberg is after power.

    As Henry Kissinger (among others) said: Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac!
    , @Eagle Eye

    Whatever ideas [Mark "Winkelvoss" Zuckerberg] pushes on you are ideas that will make him richer if you believe in them too.
     
    Mere $$$ get boring.

    Zuckerberg primary motivation now is POWER. This, of course, includes the power to deal with lesser mortals however one wishes.

    In particular, Zuckerberg has shown himself highly motivated to undermine the First and Second Amendments for the hoi polloi. Priscilla Z. and any mistresses will, of course, be protected by armed guards.

  24. @Anonymous
    You forgot it's also for cocky black and South Asian guys to flash bling and holla achoo unsolicited.

    Weird guys from the former USSR message me, but that’s because I was there for awhile. My female friends, though, tell me that all sorts of weird, icky guys send them inappropriate messages.

  25. To any traditionalist,

    Unless you need it for business, you would help the traditionalist cause by getting off of Facebook. Deny Zuckerberg $.

  26. Nothing brings people together quite like cheap computer programmers from Bangladesh…

  27. Cuckerberg is increasingly looking like a case of a guy hitting the jackpot and thinking he is the gods’ Chosen One.

    • Replies: @Maj. Kong
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLxSUKA--Dg
    , @Random Dude on the Internet
    A lot of these Silicon Valley billionaires started making real money in their 20s. They may have spent a couple years getting their app off the ground but they put in comparatively little effort to make their vast riches. These guys have all hit the jackpot but because they worked 12 hours a day for 18 months before Kleiner Perkins gave them $500 million, they think they are divinely blessed and therefore we need to hear what they think about things on a continuous basis.
  28. @27 year old
    1. The wealthy businessmen of generations past, who had the audacity to produce oil and steel and electricity, were called robber barons. Can we please either bring that term back into use or coin a new and better term for scum like Zuckerberg?

    2. Maybe we should start with building a world where we care about people here, before we try to build a world where we care about people over there.

    3. Reading his drivel makes me think that some time before President Mountain Dew Camacho, idiocracy was probably governed by autistic tech nerds speaking in platitudes.

    I kept thinking while watching Idiocracy that at some point a curtain would be pulled back to reveal smarter people pulling the strings. Because however poorly their society functioned, it functioned beyond the capabilities of everyone we saw. Unless the Last Intelligent Man somehow set things up so that technology would run on its own for generations, or at least until they ran out of food to eat.

    Seemed more likely some group was profiting off the stupidity of the populace and the crop failures were an oversight. Then again, it wasn’t that good a movie. It just had an interesting premise.

    • Agree: Barnard
    • Replies: @L Woods
    IIRC in the book the movie is based off of, this is the case.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    I think both of you are taking the plot a little too seriously, though the premise of the way our culture is changing is right on the money. How about, the society was very automated, so there weren't many jobs left (sound familiar?), and the lack of any goals or purpose in life not only made the people dumber, but made it easier for the dumber people to breed? Then, this automation was humming along well for a while, but nothing works smoothly forever, yet "there is a lot of ruin in a nation". It takes a long time for things to really run down.

    Also, I thought it was hilarious and a great movie! I had no idea there was a book (I hovered on the reply by Mr. Woods).

    "Welcome to Carls, Jr. - I love you." How can you not like Mike Judge's humor? There are still people out there, I suppose, who don't like Beavis and Butthead - buncha Commies probably.
  29. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “We all get meaning from our communities. Whether they’re churches, sports teams, or neighborhood groups, they give us the strength to expand our horizons and care about broader issues. Studies have proven the more connected we are, the happier we feel and the healthier we are.”

    Find below a neighborhood group experiencing the Joy of Connecting, as they apply their strength to expand the horizon’s of another:

    https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c39_1498071426

    • Replies: @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Imagine the colors reversed.
  30. Once again Mark Zuckerberg, as with all elite opinion, contradicts the wisdom and experience of the ages,

    It is a known fact in human nature, that its affections are commonly weak in proportion to the distance or diffusiveness of the object. Upon the same principle that a man is more attached to his family than to his neighborhood, to his neighborhood than to the community at large, the people of each State would be apt to feel a stronger bias towards their local governments than towards the government of the Union; unless the force of that principle should be destroyed by a much better administration of the latter.”
    Alexander Hamilton, Federalist XVII

  31. Left unasked as always is how much those Indians or Chinese or Nigerians or Mexicans will care about us.

    On the bright side, at least he still acknowledges that other nationalities exist. He probably had to restrain himself from calling them “Americans currently still living in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico”.

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Left unasked as always is how much those Indians or Chinese or Nigerians or Mexicans will care about us.
     
    I was thinking the same thing. It's always a one-way street.
  32. Zuckerberg made an effectively infinite amount of money with very little effort. He has no experience with limited resources. To a guy like that, it doesn’t make sense to favor one group over another. There’s always enough to go around for everyone, forever.

    In the present company I don’t need to explain why that kind of thinking can lead to misery.

  33. “The thing to keep in mind about Mark Zuckerberg is that whatever he says that he believes in, he really believes in.”

    Could it also be that no one dares to stand up to him and tell him that he’s wrong and that his idea won’t work on a practical level? After all, those at the top aren’t often corrected. The few peers who could correct him (e.g. Bill Gates) are probably on board with his kind of thinking anyway. So in Zuck’s community, everyone thinks along the same lines.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    I've often thought about that exact thing: the fact that so many tech billionaires are so socially disconnected (more like awkward/obtuse and incapable of feelings) from actual, human beings. Forget social class, most admit they were like this as teens!

    Most of the SV billionaires come from "white privilege" backgrounds, which makes it even more hillarious and pointless that they could actually, understand 98% of the people in the world, not just Americans. Most of these moguls have no depth or charisma; ergo, no Pokemon points for political dreams - nerdy, skittish guys and gals are never going to appeal to the masses. Being cool is priceless. Or, I should say, you can not become cool no matter how much money you have.

    I believe so many billionaires are disappointed that everyone else is not smart enough to have become rich. It's almost like they think humanity is such a burden on them, because deep down inside, they fear that if they are true to themselves (selfish; worry just about their life, wife & kids - if they have that; and, all their properties, cars, jets, stuff, staff, kids' tutors, etc.) the American public will tell them to go to hell. They like their money, but they feel awkward that they should like all of us, or even care about us. They don't want to walk in anyone elses shoes, ever - too tedious and icky.

    , @Buffalo Joe
    Yojim, Don't be the first one to stop clapping at a Zuck presentation.
  34. @Glossy
    I hate Zucky's politics and wish him failure in all his endeavors, but I don't think he's adopted these positions out of greed. He's not running for president to make money.

    Glossy:

    Zuckerberg is after power.

    As Henry Kissinger (among others) said: Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac!

  35. @Dave Pinsen
    Zuck seems like a true believer to me, but there's got to be an element of cognitive dissonance there. I'm not aware of people feeling worse about themselves from going to church, people do seem to feel worse about themselves from going on Facebook.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/877364731648106496


    Sheryl Sandberg, I suspect, is more money-focussed than Zuck.

    Shouldn’t Nietzsche be in the mix too? (Rand’s debt to Nietzsche; suicidal thoughts due to imperfection, etc.).

  36. @guest
    I kept thinking while watching Idiocracy that at some point a curtain would be pulled back to reveal smarter people pulling the strings. Because however poorly their society functioned, it functioned beyond the capabilities of everyone we saw. Unless the Last Intelligent Man somehow set things up so that technology would run on its own for generations, or at least until they ran out of food to eat.

    Seemed more likely some group was profiting off the stupidity of the populace and the crop failures were an oversight. Then again, it wasn't that good a movie. It just had an interesting premise.

    IIRC in the book the movie is based off of, this is the case.

  37. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    OT::

    Nashville seems to be in the process of making itself the nation’s newest sanctuary city. In recent years, the city has become practically hijacked by progressives. If I recall correctly, In his 2011 book Suicide of a Superpower, Pat Buchanan described Nashville as whiteopia, but that is changing. Today, Hispanics make up 10 percent of Nashville’s (Davidson County) population and it’s estimated that Hispanics could grow to become 34 percent of Davidson County’s population by 2040.

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/06/21/controversial-immigration-measures-move-forward-nashvilles-metro-council/408461001/

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2017/06/01/nashville-lawmakers-advocates-voice-support-sanctuary-city-like-policies/360245001/

    http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2017/05/26/nashville-consider-sanctuary-city-type-policies-immigration-debate-rages/331764001/

  38. @Off The Street
    Zuckerberg has demonstrated that he does not care much for his local community neighbors either at home in California or in Hawaii. He preaches for others to do as he says and not as he does. Maybe his inner politician is showing a little bit more these days. One can hope that he ends up pissing away a few billion on some Quixotic ride.

    Zuckerberg has a source of free advertising for his political adventures, just like Trump did. I’d prefer he catches the space exploration bug from Musk/Bezos, or decides to buy a European soccer team.

  39. @jimbojones
    Cuckerberg is increasingly looking like a case of a guy hitting the jackpot and thinking he is the gods' Chosen One.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Thanks, Major. It like that song and it brings back memories.
  40. @jimbojones
    Cuckerberg is increasingly looking like a case of a guy hitting the jackpot and thinking he is the gods' Chosen One.

    A lot of these Silicon Valley billionaires started making real money in their 20s. They may have spent a couple years getting their app off the ground but they put in comparatively little effort to make their vast riches. These guys have all hit the jackpot but because they worked 12 hours a day for 18 months before Kleiner Perkins gave them $500 million, they think they are divinely blessed and therefore we need to hear what they think about things on a continuous basis.

  41. Mark Zuckerberg is a culture war profiteer.

    • Agree: Abe
  42. AM says:

    People who go to church are more likely to volunteer and give to charity — not just because they’re religious, but because they’re part of a community.

    Gotta love Progressives.

    There’s this icky God stuff right up front! Eek! Get rid of it! I might catch it or something.

    It’s not because prayer and a relationship with God might make someone more inclined and able to deal with vulgarities of community life, thus more likely to volunteer, give to charity, and try to reach out to others. That’s silly, because that has to do with God and prayer and stuff. We know that’s bogus, although we’re not sure how we know it’s bogus, but we do and all of our friends agree.

    So nope, it’s not God. Clearly, it’s because they’re part of community. It’s just a like sports team. People throughout history have always felt the same connection to others and even willingness to die for their sports teams. I mean, look at Boston Red Sox fans between 1918 and 2004. Religion is just like that, but you know, for uptight people who live in Nebraska or whatever and eat at Applebees.

  43. @George
    I say care for them over there, or we will have to care for them over here.

    I say care for them over there

    A bracing proposal—but the tactics of Lord Jeff are frowned upon today. The best bet (for now) is to have strong borders and repel all boarders.

  44. “We all get meaning from our communities. ”

    Zuckerberg may want people to believe so, and make money off that, but it is EXACTLY the other way around. Communities get meaning from us (and our ideas about what man is, what we care about and how we choose to live).

    But it is probably already a corrosive idea floating in the cyber world that people will repeat, and then wonder why the “communities” they are a part of are mainly about a superficial coexistence with plenty of underlying hostility.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    Yep. Today I got an email from AirBNB asking me to join their "global community".

    It's globalese-speak. Companies now don't ask for a business-client relationship but invite you to be part of a "global community". What kind of a community is that?

    And then there are things like this:

    i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/this-new-co-living-space-is-the-dystopian-symptom-of-a-london-failing-young-people
    , @Anonymous

    Communities get meaning from us (and our ideas about what man is, what we care about and how we choose to live).
     
    And now, thanks to technology, physical distance is no impediment to connecting with those you share ideas with. Like country music? Now you can have that sense of community with Ugandan country music aficionados (yes, they exist). That's the beauty of Facebook!

    Having turned identity into a commodity fit for worldwide consumption, it's a sick joke for our Global Community Facilitators to look kindly upon churches and neighborhood groups for giving us something our futuristic tech world should aspire to offer, only bigger, better, and global -- like killing a dead pet and replacing it with a similar-looking electronic toy and hoping you won't notice.

    Is it any wonder it's a people who've always felt apart from the rest of us have pushed this stuff?

  45. The Left is always trying to subvert normal human societies. Yes, we are social animals. But that members of some group called “mankind”.

    We are members of specific communities. Like nations. Which the Left hates.

  46. @Veritatis
    "We all get meaning from our communities. "

    Zuckerberg may want people to believe so, and make money off that, but it is EXACTLY the other way around. Communities get meaning from us (and our ideas about what man is, what we care about and how we choose to live).

    But it is probably already a corrosive idea floating in the cyber world that people will repeat, and then wonder why the "communities" they are a part of are mainly about a superficial coexistence with plenty of underlying hostility.

    Yep. Today I got an email from AirBNB asking me to join their “global community”.

    It’s globalese-speak. Companies now don’t ask for a business-client relationship but invite you to be part of a “global community”. What kind of a community is that?

    And then there are things like this:

    i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/this-new-co-living-space-is-the-dystopian-symptom-of-a-london-failing-young-people

    • Replies: @Pericles
    Have you read the AirBnB terms of service (e.g., https://www.airbnb.ca/terms/nondiscrimination_policy)? The virtue signalling will make your eyes bleed.

    I'm a bit surprised that competitors haven't caught on. AirBnB is an okay middleman service with a nice UI but in the end it's just another middleman.
  47. TBH I don’t even care much about the people living next to me. Wouldn’t say I hate them, but the country is too diverse for that nice friendly neighborhood shit.

  48. OT –

    Breitbart: 60 percent of Missouri Voters want to cut -legal- immigration

    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/06/22/bellwether-60-percent-missouri-voters-want-legal-immigration-cut/

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson

    60 percent of Missouri Voters want to cut -legal- immigration
     
    Capital idea. Ten-year immigration moratorium for legal and illegal is what we need.
  49. We are the world. We are thumbnails. Most are fake, but some others are not real. We need to feel more connected through ads, messages, commercialism, and the next big sale. Some say its all just a shill for money, but don’t listen to them. Ignore that man behind the curtain. The future does not belong to hate. Those trademarks never expire. Copyrights are enforced by courts. The free use of information must be heavily regulated. Hate speech must be punished. Free speech requires more ads and lower wages.
    We do not need more walls. Those walls around the mansions of the rich are sufficient. Enjoy the enrichment. Poverty is good for the soulless. Materialism and sex are profitable. Gawd is dead. Worship the Almighty Dollar. Those who cannot learn from propaganda are doomed to notice it. The broken records never change, only the formats do. We own the trademarks. The Future are belong to us. No one can stand in the way of progress. If you see progress call us. We are looking for it. Free admission for whomever finds it and reports it to lost and found.

  50. Zuckerberg was more honest about what he thought about his customers back in the early days of Facebook.

    Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard

    Zuck: Just ask.

    Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS

    [Redacted Friend's Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?

    Zuck: People just submitted it.

    Zuck: I don’t know why.

    Zuck: They “trust me”

    Zuck: Dumb fucks.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/well-these-new-zuckerberg-ims-wont-help-facebooks-privacy-problems-2010-5

  51. Charles Erwin Wilson – come on man, is there something wrong with you . This kind of talk is just wrong ……. Suckerberg should be dropped into Zimbabwe .

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
    Well, maybe. I guess you are thinking cannibals. If you are correct, then I am with you.
  52. “Whether they’re churches, sports teams, or neighborhood groups, they give us the strength to expand our horizons and care about broader issues.”

    Did he just equate sports teams and churches? This man is one Wild Weasel, for sure.

  53. My female friends, though, tell me that all sorts of weird, icky guys send them inappropriate messages.

    Weird, icky guys sending inappropriate messages? Sounds like Planet Unz!

    But seriously guys were doing this in 50000 BC.

  54. Seriously – Steve , Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are not just fighting the good fight but are actually kicking tail. Jay Sekulow too . Good to see it happening in real time .

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    agree. Honestly, I think those 3 and some others (Ann, KellyAnn, Laura, etc.) read our stuff every day. Sean, Tucker & Jay stay rational and reasonable. I bet they annoy a lot of their colleagues on the other networks! Helps that they are good-looking! It's weird, but Roger Ailes was very astute to realize that the public will listen to Kimberly G. (and any Fox women) because she is stunning.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    What I've seen of Tucker Carlson is only on youtube clips. I'll tell you what - he deserves every million they pay him just to hold his tongue. I've seen him interview people that are the pinnacle of clueless stupidity. None of it would have been considered anything but insane even 10 years back.

    I guess the suspense for the audience is good for ratings too. "When is Tucker just gonna start screaming and call this cntrl-left moron what he is?" I like his "this is the stupidest thing I've ever heard" look, but still, I'd like to see him punch out one of these people; maybe just before switching to another network would be the best time.
  55. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    What makes Zuck so odious is the dishonesty. He is a prickly jerk in real life… just ask every neighbor he’s ever had!

    Zuck’s creepy nice guy act comes off as unnatural bordering on cyborg because it’s his disconnected interpretation of how a nice guy is supposed to act. He probably worked out the appropriate nice guy speech pattern canned replies like he was writing software code.

    Bill Fucking Gates does the same thing. Nothing warm about these guys. Lizard Men is the vibe they give off.

    • Replies: @Paul Walker - Most beautiful man ever...
    "Lizard Men is the vibe they give off."
    I used to think that David Icke's elite lizard people idea was insane, but now I'm not so sure.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Icke
    , @Eagle Eye

    Zuck’s creepy nice guy act comes off as unnatural bordering on cyborg because it’s his disconnected interpretation of how a nice guy is supposed to act. He probably worked out the appropriate nice guy speech pattern canned replies like he was writing software code.
     
    Rumor has it Facebook has a super-secret dream team of cognitive scientists and high-powered computer engineers working in a secret underground facility in the Yucca mountains.

    They are cautiously optimistic they will be able to get a cyborg-enhanced Suckerberg pass the "Turing Test" within no more than 20 years.

    Current work focuses on debugging the RealEmotions TM modules that is seen as a key feature in supporting a rich, lifelike range of emotional responsiveness at a basic level.

  56. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Veritatis
    "We all get meaning from our communities. "

    Zuckerberg may want people to believe so, and make money off that, but it is EXACTLY the other way around. Communities get meaning from us (and our ideas about what man is, what we care about and how we choose to live).

    But it is probably already a corrosive idea floating in the cyber world that people will repeat, and then wonder why the "communities" they are a part of are mainly about a superficial coexistence with plenty of underlying hostility.

    Communities get meaning from us (and our ideas about what man is, what we care about and how we choose to live).

    And now, thanks to technology, physical distance is no impediment to connecting with those you share ideas with. Like country music? Now you can have that sense of community with Ugandan country music aficionados (yes, they exist). That’s the beauty of Facebook!

    Having turned identity into a commodity fit for worldwide consumption, it’s a sick joke for our Global Community Facilitators to look kindly upon churches and neighborhood groups for giving us something our futuristic tech world should aspire to offer, only bigger, better, and global — like killing a dead pet and replacing it with a similar-looking electronic toy and hoping you won’t notice.

    Is it any wonder it’s a people who’ve always felt apart from the rest of us have pushed this stuff?

  57. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "The thing to keep in mind about Mark Zuckerberg is that whatever he says that he believes in, he really believes in."

    Could it also be that no one dares to stand up to him and tell him that he's wrong and that his idea won't work on a practical level? After all, those at the top aren't often corrected. The few peers who could correct him (e.g. Bill Gates) are probably on board with his kind of thinking anyway. So in Zuck's community, everyone thinks along the same lines.

    I’ve often thought about that exact thing: the fact that so many tech billionaires are so socially disconnected (more like awkward/obtuse and incapable of feelings) from actual, human beings. Forget social class, most admit they were like this as teens!

    Most of the SV billionaires come from “white privilege” backgrounds, which makes it even more hillarious and pointless that they could actually, understand 98% of the people in the world, not just Americans. Most of these moguls have no depth or charisma; ergo, no Pokemon points for political dreams – nerdy, skittish guys and gals are never going to appeal to the masses. Being cool is priceless. Or, I should say, you can not become cool no matter how much money you have.

    I believe so many billionaires are disappointed that everyone else is not smart enough to have become rich. It’s almost like they think humanity is such a burden on them, because deep down inside, they fear that if they are true to themselves (selfish; worry just about their life, wife & kids – if they have that; and, all their properties, cars, jets, stuff, staff, kids’ tutors, etc.) the American public will tell them to go to hell. They like their money, but they feel awkward that they should like all of us, or even care about us. They don’t want to walk in anyone elses shoes, ever – too tedious and icky.

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "you can not become cool no matter how much money you have."

    Wanna bet? In Zuck's case, that is a lot of money. Having lots of money, like winning in sports, is the best deodorant. It covers major flaws.

    I still maintain that once Zuck figures out that he can play the field, and that once hot women figure out "Oh YOU did Facebook---That's SO COOL!" He's in like Flynn. Think of it. Zuck can afford to buy practically every NFL franchise and have some left over, now that's cool by any stretch of the imagination. He's got like, close to a million acres in HI, that's cool. Having tons of cool stuff and well can afford to buy more tons of cool stuff like, for forever, is way cool. Coolness is after all subjective, subject to change according to the era. But having tons of bucks? Always will be cool. Being "that" guy, the "richest in the world", is gonna get tons of cool points, 'cause it's like you've figured it out.

    For adopting a coolness personal style, Zuck needs a mentor, someone to show him the ropes. Someone who's coolness factor is classic. Like, Bill Clinton (ca.1995) in his younger yrs. Clinton could've shown Zuck how to relax, chill out, be mellow, not to sweat it, and above all, have fun with life and let it all come to him.

    So will have to disagree. There's never anything uncool about having tons of money, and having mega bucks in and of itself will never go out of style. It will always be in, as one can never be too rich or too thin.

  58. Whenever a business starts talking about “community” I’ve found it best to smile real big and walk backwards with both hands covering your asshole.

    Zuck’s globalist doggerel is more of the Davos Man “we deserve to hold your leash” dogma. There’s nothing that’s going to change their minds short of their helicopters being shot out of the sky by small arms fire.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Jack, One of the best business models of all time is the Mafia as it still exists in Sicily, but they talk about "Family". The "Community" is their source of income.
  59. @27 year old
    OT -

    Breitbart: 60 percent of Missouri Voters want to cut -legal- immigration

    http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/06/22/bellwether-60-percent-missouri-voters-want-legal-immigration-cut/

    60 percent of Missouri Voters want to cut -legal- immigration

    Capital idea. Ten-year immigration moratorium for legal and illegal is what we need.

  60. Forgot Ann Coulter – my apologies Ann .

  61. @Waylon 347
    Seriously - Steve , Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are not just fighting the good fight but are actually kicking tail. Jay Sekulow too . Good to see it happening in real time .

    agree. Honestly, I think those 3 and some others (Ann, KellyAnn, Laura, etc.) read our stuff every day. Sean, Tucker & Jay stay rational and reasonable. I bet they annoy a lot of their colleagues on the other networks! Helps that they are good-looking! It’s weird, but Roger Ailes was very astute to realize that the public will listen to Kimberly G. (and any Fox women) because she is stunning.

  62. @Waylon 347
    Charles Erwin Wilson - come on man, is there something wrong with you . This kind of talk is just wrong ....... Suckerberg should be dropped into Zimbabwe .

    Well, maybe. I guess you are thinking cannibals. If you are correct, then I am with you.

  63. “Not that many people know this, but I’m also an admin of a group for people who love the game Civilization.”

    Suddenly, I dislike Zuck 15% less.

  64. @guest
    He wants the world to be one big community. That's possible, if we change what it means to be a community. In which case people will still feel bad about lacking the old kind of community, and you wouldn't have solved anything. But it feels good to talk about.

    Universal togetherness feelz are a panacea. If you're lonely and lack for human contact, you can think nice thoughts about flesh in Cambodia or Djibouti while you masturbate, and vioia! You're not lonely anymore.

    If you're hungry, you can think about all the good food over in China, and bingo! Your stomach is full.

    If you know nothing about the world, well, someone somewhere is smart and no doubt has accumulated knowledge. Since you're also a human being, you're smart, too. It's just that easy.

    Plus Khmer porn is so poorly done. Disappointing.

  65. We’re all in this together

    You should care about children of others as much if not more than your own

    This is what you weirdos just don’t understand

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    "You should care about children of others as much if not more than your own"

    Indeed.

    So saith Kant. So saith Bentham. So saith Mill. So saith Rawls. So saith Peter Singer.

    I mean, if total impartiality isn't the very essence of morality - what is? what could be?
  66. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    TBH I don’t even care much about the people living next to me. Wouldn’t say I hate them, but the country is too diverse for that nice friendly neighborhood shit.

    Comment of the month.

    Pew poll on destruction of public trust from a few years ago informs Jason Liu aka John Doe aka Me aka You.

    The low trust society is here and it is exactly what the controllers want.

    Sounds like the government can do whatever they want to Jason’s neighbors and Jason is not going to be too upset about it.

    DOES EVERYONE SEE WHAT IS GOING ON HERE.

  67. @Marc Zuckurburg
    Make immigration comprehensive again!

    I need comprehensive immigration reform. You need comprehensive immigration reform. He needs comprehensive immigration reform. She needs comprehensive immigration reform. Xe needs comprehensive immigration reform. They need comprehensive immigration reform. Pablo “They” Gomez needs comprehensive immigration reform. Non-binary gender non-conforming genderqueers need comprehensive immigration reform. All constituent groups representing every gender classification available to Facebook users, fifty-eight at the time of this writing, need comprehensive immigration reform. The entire genderbread person spectrum needs comprehensive immigration reform. All living beings need comprehensive immigration reform. Because comprehensive immigration reform is more important than life, water, food and oxygen themselves.

    I am a strong, solid advocate for good, clean, top flight, top drawer, strong, solid, robust, common sense, solid as a rock, solid as they come, desperately needed, way overdue, humanitarian, compassion-based comprehensive immigration reform. The kind of immigration reform that melts in your mouth, not in your hand. The kind of immigration reform that plumps when you cook it. The kind of immigration reform that just makes you feel good and shout for joy for a job well done.

    Comprehensive immigration reform will raise wages and salaries, strengthen national security, prevent terrorism, enhance our domestic crime-fighting ability, ensure that we continue to encourage the best and brightest to partake of the American dream, enhance our competitiveness and our ability to innovate, and make America more prosperous.

    Comprehensive immigration reform will make the economy more fair and equitable, help clean and preserve our environment, bolster Social Security and Medicare, aid the cause of reproductive rights and LGBTQIIA+ rights, drive a stake through the heart of bigotry, discrimination and Islamophobia, guarantee social justice for all, and make America more vibrant and diverse.

    It will also make immigration more comprehensive.



    The reason I advocate comprehensive immigration reform over other ideas is that I checked out the other ideas, and they just aren’t comprehensive, they just don’t do it for me in the comprehensiveness department. I really like the comprehensive nature of comprehensive immigration reform. The best part of comprehensive immigration reform is its comprehensiveness. With comprehensive immigration reform, I’ll be a’comprehensivin. My ultimate goal with immigration reform is to be comprehensiver than thou.

    I also have a soft spot in my heart for things that are comprehensive. From a little boy, I remember sitting at our dinner table many evenings, and my father would point his finger straight at me and give me a stern look, and he told me that if I ever got a chance to screw over the goyim, to do it completely and (his own word) “comprehensively.” He was adamant that I not waste any golden or silver or green opportunities. I’m glad to say that I’m finally living up to my father’s expectations. For his most recent birthday present, I had a wooden ventriloquist style caricature doll of myself made, and I call the doll Marc de la Comprehensiva. It’s his third favorite possession in the whole world, his second is his 1978 Lincoln Town Car which he hopes will run forever, (“Finer a Jew canoe will never be made” — Dad), and his first is his gold plated Talmud.

    The other kinds of immigration reform are also dangerous, because they rely on rhetoric such as “round them up and deport them all,” “build walls,” “make America great again.” That’s the kind of rhetoric that reminds me of Nazi Germany, and the Nazis gassed all ten of my grandmas to death at Auschwitz, a horror which my father personally witnessed and forever vowed to avenge with a now world famous phrase of his invention: “Never again.” Ten grandmas here, ten grandmas there, and that’s how we roll that odometer up to six million.

    It’s why internationally respected scholars and researchers like Glenn Beck have concluded that the Presidential candidates and Presidents who spew that kind of rhetoric are exactly like Hitler. They all run around bragging about their puny putrid pitiful little $10 billion fortunes, when the truth of the matter is that they took years to make that kind of money, I made my much larger $50 billion fortune almost overnight. And I mean that literally, because I often wake up and find out I’m worth a few billion more than when I went to sleep. Their fortunes are in old fashioned relics of the past, fuddy duddy stuff like buildings and real estate, and my fortune is in the asset of the future, Facebook stock. They had to make their money the old fashioned way, by earning it, and I made my fortune the new modern progressive way, scamming half the world to give me all their personal information in their tawdry pursuit for their cheap fifteen minutes of fame, so I can turn right around and sell it to Madison Avenue, the Mossad and the NSA. I made my money while I’m still young enough to enjoy spending it to break the back of the goyim.

    Thanks for letting me monetize your lives, by and by.

    You see, I stole someone else’s idea of a world-changing internet social media network, and it has brought me to the vestibule of omnipotence, omniscience, omnipresence, immortality, and I’m also well on my way to being the world’s first trillionaire. The one missing ingredient is comprehensive immigration reform. At least that’s what a building full of Jewish lawyers who write all my immigration litanies and spiels tell me. Every time I go there to get new marching orders, everyone there starts rubbing their hands together. The strangest part of that is that I had to learn to shake these people’s hands in a really weird way before they started doing business with me. But I’m not going to dwell on it too much, and I’m not going to ask questions, because these are the kind of people who seem like they’ll bring down some major league hurt on your head if you ask too many questions. I’m in the business of becoming obscenely rich, not asking questions. Unfortunately, comprehensive immigration reform won’t solve the most vexing problem in my life: The wife always nagging me about buying her more shoes.

    When I think of comprehensive immigration reform, I think of the only antidote to an ill that has been ailing me for quite some time. Some cartoon frog follows me around everywhere I go throwing parentheses at me, and that damned Peter Thiel is way off in the back somewhere pointing his finger at me and laughing at me. The lack of comprehensive immigration reform is taxing my mental health. It’s also getting in between my parents. You see, my father and mother disagree on that. My father thinks that all I need is a few more reading assignments from the Talmud, while my mother’s proclivity is to increase my Risperidone dosage. Gotta side with dad on this one. Because, c’mon, just because my mother graduated from an accredited medical school with a degree in psychiatry, and just because she’s a board certified psychiatrist, doesn’t mean she knows what she’s doing all the time. These damned head shrinks get things wrong a lot of the time, you know.

    Sometimes, the other kinds of immigration reform wind up being scams. And believe me, I know a thing or three about scams. They promise to be comprehensive, but when you look at what you get, they wind up leaving out a lot of the comprehensiveness. Worse than that, you might get the full 100% comprehensiveness at first, but like a thief in the night, they break in and steal a lot of the comprehensiveness. That’s not the Marc Zuckurburg way, the fully comprehensive way. IEEE, ANSI and UL have certified a less than one ppb impurity ratio of the comprehensiveness in my immigration reform. I’m so nice that I’ll even throw in some extra added bonus comprehensiveness, 25% more free, no extra charge. I also guarantee the comprehensiveness in my immigration reform with a 7 year 70,000 mile limited powertrain warranty that also protects you from rust and corrosion. It covers you from bumper to bumper. It’s the best warranty in the immigration reform business.

    This is why poll after poll shows that people support comprehensive solutions to our immigration problems, instead of genocidal solutions that have problematic Nazi rhetoric as their foundations, or solutions bereft of comprehensiveness. It’s why more and more people are giving up silly hobbies like diddling around with fishing lures, or telescopes, or collecting stamps, or golf clubs, or ham radio shacks, or sleeping, and joining in Marc’s Comprehensive Corps. People know that middle class greed hurts billionaires in need. What’s mine is mine, what’s yours will soon be mine. People know that source code is literally rotting in the fields. People know not to turn “corporate greed” and “inequality” into a pejorative, because I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I wouldn’t be the putz I am today without corporate greed and inequality. I fly my corporate greed and inequality flags high, tall and proud.

    Our struggle for comprehensive immigration reform is righteous, albeit arduous. Very difficult, a very steep mountain to climb. The forces of reaction and xenophobia are well funded, their four extremist hate organizations all have bank accounts that run well into the tens of dollars. In contrast, all we have to work with are most billionaires, most corporations, almost all of Hollywood and Silicon Valley, almost all of academia, a majority of the full force of the Federal government, and (until recently) the full sympathy of the current Federal executive branch. We are locked in a real Goliath versus David struggle to speak power to truth. All we can hope for is that we wake up every morning surrounded by our fifteen morning servants and our servants’ servants to remind us that we have made it to live to fight another day. But the crusade led by the privileged, rich, organized and powerful against the dispossessed, broke, unorganized and weak is indeed on the right side of history in the current year, because I have bought all the historians, and the arc of history bends in the direction of billionaires, because I hired a really strong guy from Norway to bend it.

    I know as I was growing up and going through school, especially Taking Over and Ruling the World 101 at Harvard, taught by Dr. Rosensteinbergowitz, and I got an A in that class, I was taught that the best way to solve your problems is to get rich enough to buy them off. Either that or just wait around for the old man to kick off so you can inherit a piece of his mega-fortune, then use that money to buy off your problems. When life throws you lemons, hire a village full of undocumented Hondurans to pick them all up, and then have your butlers hoof it to Trader Joe’s to buy you some lemonade. I remember when I was in high school that we all worried about a problem called Y2K or Year 2000. Bill Gates solved his Year 2000 problems by buying the year 2000. Likewise, the status quo doesn’t bother me, because I have bought the status quo. When you’ve got the kind of money I do, you can buy lots of status quos. Just never enough pairs of shoes to satisfy your wife, evidently.

    There needs to be a core focus on comprehensive immigration reform for yet another critical reason — I visit a lot of these alt right websites and blogs on many days, and all their regular commenters do is whine and bellyache about their own selfish petty little concerns. They all be like: My country, my heritage, my millennia-old civilization, my people, my future, my ancestors, my posterity, my racial purity, my blonde hair, my blue eyes, my cartoon frog memes, my border security, my personal security, my quality livable neighborhoods, my affordable family formation, my community social altruism, my country’s economic well being, my fair and equitable distribution of income and wealth, me me me me me. What a bunch of greedy self-righteous cockypop! Not a one of them have the consideration to think about what I need, what I want. And it’s not like it would hurt — I think about me all the time, and it certainly hasn’t hurt me! Me thinking about me for the last [=(#CURRENTDATE-1984/05/14)] years has resulted in me accumulating a $50 billion fortune. If these alt right people would take the time to think about me, my fortune would be far larger. And that would be good for me. Comprehensive immigration reform would amount to a badly needed readjustment of our priorities.

    But if my plans fail, and my wife starts snitching to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as she has threatened to do several times when I say I’m not going to buy her any more shoes, I’ll have to hot foot it and be on the next red eye to my secret condo and my secret bank account with a few billion stashed aside in my extradition-free tax haven in southeast Asia. No way I’m gonna let that Alabama hayseed that calls himself “attorney general” and snidely called me a “master of the universe” turn me into Bernie Madoff’s cellmate; that sonofabitch snores so loudly that he’s in a North Carolina prison and I can hear him all the way over here in San Francisco. To think, I only married my wife because I’m trying to infiltrate the Chinese banking system on behalf of my tribe, and she and the kids we have together give me an “in.” Anyway, if I ever seem to go off the grid, that’s where I’ll be. Don’t come looking for me, especially if you’re a Fed. I do not anticipate failure, though, because my second-to-last ditch contingency involves a concept that some debbie downer prosecutors mistakenly call “extortion.” I hold the power of life and death over all of you; you’re going to see to it that I get my comprehensive immigration reform, and if you refuse, I will do worse than kill you — I’ll delete your Facebook pages. There have been cases of people dying from the apoplectic shock caused by the mental anguish of not having access to Facebook for more than four minutes.

    It’s also why, in spite of the fact that I know my bad reputation precedes me, for example, I keep hearing everyone behind my back calling me a two-faced crudweasel, and those are just the people that work for me, and are related to me, and are close friends of me, and also my wife, and those were also the first words out of my kid’s mouth, and also, for some reason I can’t figure out, people who know me for long enough wind up saying things behind my back like “Maybe Hitler had a point,” “Maybe I should give Hitler a second look,” and cruel things like that, I want to assure all of you that my support for comprehensive immigration reform is pure and genuine. I will never betray the cause, I will always be loyal, solid as a rock, dependable. So much so that I beg you that when you think of comprehensive immigration reform, you should instantly think of me, the great Marc Zuckurburg.

    It’s also why more and more people are saying every day, and you should too:

    Make my immigration reform comprehensive, please!

    (And also, Black Lives Matter)

    You couldn’t help it, could you Marc? Just seeing a post about yourself on here made you quickly come out of hiding. It was eating you up inside, reading Steve Sailer’s opinion with no feedback from you. What’s your facebook page, by the way? I’d like to see what you and the Missus cooked up for dinner tonight.

    Oh, and I’m glad that your are totally onboard with the comprehensiveness, but is there any way you can make your comments on unz just a tad LESS comprehensive. Memory is very cheap nowadays, but it’s not completely free.

  68. @Anonymous
    Whoops.

    http://forward.com/culture/375318/why-we-need-to-abolish-the-pledge-of-allegiance-now/

    I hate this attitude so much it just kills me. Is gratitude so hard? I am one Jew who is grateful to America. If I take an inventory of my relatives who didn’t come to America their outcomes were:
    1. My dad’s relatives in Budapest were all sent to their deaths in January 1945 (I found their names in the Budapest memorial when I was there).
    2. My mother’s father’s relatives from the Pripet Marshes were almost certainly killed by the Einsatzgruppen in 1941/42.
    3. My mother’s mother’s relatives were (probably) murdered when her shtetl was wiped out in the Ukranian holocaust (yes a lot of Jews were killed in that too) in 1930. When my grandmother’s dentist (who was a commie) and from the same town went to the Ukraine in 1938 (an odd year to go) to see if he could figure out why his relatives were not writing him anymore he found the area overgrown with trees and bush with no explanation coming from the official who took him there.

    These ungrateful people are also the ones who think bringing in more muslim immigration will be good for the Jews. They are idiots. Sadly I am related to many of them.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke

    These ungrateful people are also the ones who think bringing in more muslim immigration will be good for the Jews. They are idiots. Sadly I am related to many of them.
     
    Most people ignore politics because they have a tiny impact on outcomes, they figure the ups and downs will even out and they'll be just fine. So they just go with the zeitgeist, which is whatever the media is pushing. Usually, they are right. Usually.
  69. @Anonymous
    You forgot it's also for cocky black and South Asian guys to flash bling and holla achoo unsolicited.

    And live streaming murder/rape/the torture of mentally disabled kids, etc.

    Just normal community-building stuff.

  70. @guest
    I kept thinking while watching Idiocracy that at some point a curtain would be pulled back to reveal smarter people pulling the strings. Because however poorly their society functioned, it functioned beyond the capabilities of everyone we saw. Unless the Last Intelligent Man somehow set things up so that technology would run on its own for generations, or at least until they ran out of food to eat.

    Seemed more likely some group was profiting off the stupidity of the populace and the crop failures were an oversight. Then again, it wasn't that good a movie. It just had an interesting premise.

    I think both of you are taking the plot a little too seriously, though the premise of the way our culture is changing is right on the money. How about, the society was very automated, so there weren’t many jobs left (sound familiar?), and the lack of any goals or purpose in life not only made the people dumber, but made it easier for the dumber people to breed? Then, this automation was humming along well for a while, but nothing works smoothly forever, yet “there is a lot of ruin in a nation”. It takes a long time for things to really run down.

    Also, I thought it was hilarious and a great movie! I had no idea there was a book (I hovered on the reply by Mr. Woods).

    “Welcome to Carls, Jr. – I love you.” How can you not like Mike Judge’s humor? There are still people out there, I suppose, who don’t like Beavis and Butthead – buncha Commies probably.

    • Replies: @guest
    Automation wouldn't run on its own, though. Somebody would have to maintain it. Unless there were robots, which we weren't shown. That basically was the plot of Wall-E. The human characters were barely human anymore, but at least you didn't wonder how they avoided dying en masse every ten minutes.

    There is, indeed, much ruin in a nation. But there'd be too much in a nation run by children, for instance. The population of Idiocracy would've been lucky to run a Lord of Flies society.

    It was a funny movie, but I thought the humor was unfortunately low given the brilliant premise.

    , @CJ
    You gotta brush up on your knowledge of the classics, Achmed. It was "Welcome to Costco, I love you." At Carl's Jr., the motto was "F*** you, I'm eating."
  71. @Bud Lite
    His platform creates more misery, envy, and hatred than can be quantified. Plus it's an enormous time suck.

    Plus it’s an enormous time suck.

    Hey, how do you think I feel, here on Unz?

    Welcome to the party, pal!

    ;-}

  72. OT – Jordan B Peterson on fire wrt immigration:

    (paraphrasing) “We shouldn’t assume that people whose societies haven’t evolved democratic values are just wanting to bust out and be democratic”. He could have been reading iSteve or Nicholas Wade, but he deduced it all himself – he’s able to ‘show his work’ and put what he says in terms that are obvious but without mentioning any specific groups, which is what makes him so great. It’s also nice that he’s hot on the internet right now. Worth the 2 minute watch.

    He also uses the “the West is the Best” argument – people come here, we don’t go there – earlier on, but I don’t have the timecode.

    His whole “12 Points for Conservatives” starts properly at 42 mins (no direct link, didn’t want to hog space here). He tears the whole leftist edifice a new one, while remaining Canadian.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
    whoah. This guy is Canadian?
  73. @27 year old
    1. The wealthy businessmen of generations past, who had the audacity to produce oil and steel and electricity, were called robber barons. Can we please either bring that term back into use or coin a new and better term for scum like Zuckerberg?

    2. Maybe we should start with building a world where we care about people here, before we try to build a world where we care about people over there.

    3. Reading his drivel makes me think that some time before President Mountain Dew Camacho, idiocracy was probably governed by autistic tech nerds speaking in platitudes.

    idiocracy was probably governed by autistic tech nerds speaking in platitudes.

    Fuck that, scrote! Ain’t no ‘spergs ’round here, talkin’ like fags with their shit all ‘tarted!

    This message brought to you by Carl’s Jr. Fuck you, I’m eating!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    I got this, New Jersey (from memory):

    "Don't worry, scrote, there's a lot of 'tards out there living pretty kick-ass lives. My ex-wife: retarded; she's a pilot now."
     
  74. @Maj. Kong
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLxSUKA--Dg

    Thanks, Major. It like that song and it brings back memories.

  75. @Waylon 347
    Seriously - Steve , Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are not just fighting the good fight but are actually kicking tail. Jay Sekulow too . Good to see it happening in real time .

    What I’ve seen of Tucker Carlson is only on youtube clips. I’ll tell you what – he deserves every million they pay him just to hold his tongue. I’ve seen him interview people that are the pinnacle of clueless stupidity. None of it would have been considered anything but insane even 10 years back.

    I guess the suspense for the audience is good for ratings too. “When is Tucker just gonna start screaming and call this cntrl-left moron what he is?” I like his “this is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard” look, but still, I’d like to see him punch out one of these people; maybe just before switching to another network would be the best time.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Ive heard Tucker has problems booking some guests for the same reason, as one wag put it, "pigs would avoid the slaughterhouse".
  76. @Njguy73

    idiocracy was probably governed by autistic tech nerds speaking in platitudes.
     
    Fuck that, scrote! Ain't no 'spergs 'round here, talkin' like fags with their shit all 'tarted!

    This message brought to you by Carl's Jr. Fuck you, I'm eating!

    I got this, New Jersey (from memory):

    “Don’t worry, scrote, there’s a lot of ‘tards out there living pretty kick-ass lives. My ex-wife: retarded; she’s a pilot now.

    • Replies: @guest
    "You think Einstein walked around thinking everyone was a bunch of dumbshits?...Now you know why he built that bomb."
  77. @Anonymous
    What makes Zuck so odious is the dishonesty. He is a prickly jerk in real life... just ask every neighbor he's ever had!

    Zuck's creepy nice guy act comes off as unnatural bordering on cyborg because it's his disconnected interpretation of how a nice guy is supposed to act. He probably worked out the appropriate nice guy speech pattern canned replies like he was writing software code.

    Bill Fucking Gates does the same thing. Nothing warm about these guys. Lizard Men is the vibe they give off.

    “Lizard Men is the vibe they give off.”
    I used to think that David Icke’s elite lizard people idea was insane, but now I’m not so sure.

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

  78. “We will bring people together by teleporting a giant squid into New York. In fact, we did it 35 minutes ago.”

  79. @Charles Pewitt
    Mark Zuckerberg Drank Beer Out Of Red Solo Cup In 2005 Video:

    https://youtu.be/--APdD6vejI

    Zuckerberg Is A Globalizer Rat Who Pushes Nation-Wrecking Mass Immigration, But The Beer Drinking Certainly Humanizes Him.

    Romney don't drink beer. Trump don't drink beer. McCain married a beer baron's daughter, but I hope he don't drink beer unless he's locked up first. McCain is crazy enough sober.

    He comes off a lot more likeable than I expected.

    Tthe interview also demonstrates that he didn’t have much a vision for what Facebook would become.

  80. World Community is an oxymoron. Community has to be in some sense exclusionary or zero sum. It has to be so, because otherwise you’re just left with the world as it is.

    It would linguistically cancel itself out/be a redundant word.

  81. Basically, nothing new. Read Hammett’s stuff about rich dudes and women in SF during the 1920s. Same thing. Same degeneracy. [The left HATES HATES HATES Hammett for being un-pc about Blacks and Asians and Mexicans and saying not nice things about them. The standard view of the White working man in the early 20th Century.]

    What is NOT NEW is the lack of FEAR. Back then, in the 1920s, rich people feared that ordinary Americans might do something to them if their degeneracy became too open or they were too greedy. Ford Frick getting shot made clear that there were limits, and no amount of body guards and hard men could protect them all the time from millions who hated them.

    Unless and until people like Zuckerberg are in fear, not just for themselves but their families as hostage to the Greater American people determined to enact both tit-for-tat and revenge upon them, nothing is going to change.

    I don’t require Zuckerberg to have even normal human decency and loyalty; I expect none. I DO want him to be so afraid of not acting like he has it that he complies with my general interest to not be plunked down in Greater Somalia by having that move here.

    Simple Game Theory suggests strongly that until Oligarchs and their families start getting hurt to match say the opiod epidemic in the White Death of America; nothing will change. But that being rational and seeing others get destroyed; will moderate their behavior out of plain naked fear. FEAR is the greatest good a people can bestow upon its rulers.

  82. @Achmed E. Newman
    What I've seen of Tucker Carlson is only on youtube clips. I'll tell you what - he deserves every million they pay him just to hold his tongue. I've seen him interview people that are the pinnacle of clueless stupidity. None of it would have been considered anything but insane even 10 years back.

    I guess the suspense for the audience is good for ratings too. "When is Tucker just gonna start screaming and call this cntrl-left moron what he is?" I like his "this is the stupidest thing I've ever heard" look, but still, I'd like to see him punch out one of these people; maybe just before switching to another network would be the best time.

    Ive heard Tucker has problems booking some guests for the same reason, as one wag put it, “pigs would avoid the slaughterhouse”.

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @res
    A while ago I came to the conclusion that most of Tucker's guests had to be both stupid and arrogant to be there. It actually reminds me of the scam emails which are intentionally lame to make sure only clueless people respond. I just wish there was a way of finding out what his guests think after they have been eviscerated. Is their arrogance that impenetrable or do they realize what just happened? If any guests books through agents it would also be interesting to hear those conversations afterwards.
  83. @Forbes
    Tom Wolfe may have anointed Boomers as the "Me" Generation, I've called the Millennials the "Look at Me" generation.

    I think the word narcissistic is appropriate:

  84. @Lagertha
    I've often thought about that exact thing: the fact that so many tech billionaires are so socially disconnected (more like awkward/obtuse and incapable of feelings) from actual, human beings. Forget social class, most admit they were like this as teens!

    Most of the SV billionaires come from "white privilege" backgrounds, which makes it even more hillarious and pointless that they could actually, understand 98% of the people in the world, not just Americans. Most of these moguls have no depth or charisma; ergo, no Pokemon points for political dreams - nerdy, skittish guys and gals are never going to appeal to the masses. Being cool is priceless. Or, I should say, you can not become cool no matter how much money you have.

    I believe so many billionaires are disappointed that everyone else is not smart enough to have become rich. It's almost like they think humanity is such a burden on them, because deep down inside, they fear that if they are true to themselves (selfish; worry just about their life, wife & kids - if they have that; and, all their properties, cars, jets, stuff, staff, kids' tutors, etc.) the American public will tell them to go to hell. They like their money, but they feel awkward that they should like all of us, or even care about us. They don't want to walk in anyone elses shoes, ever - too tedious and icky.

    “you can not become cool no matter how much money you have.”

    Wanna bet? In Zuck’s case, that is a lot of money. Having lots of money, like winning in sports, is the best deodorant. It covers major flaws.

    I still maintain that once Zuck figures out that he can play the field, and that once hot women figure out “Oh YOU did Facebook—That’s SO COOL!” He’s in like Flynn. Think of it. Zuck can afford to buy practically every NFL franchise and have some left over, now that’s cool by any stretch of the imagination. He’s got like, close to a million acres in HI, that’s cool. Having tons of cool stuff and well can afford to buy more tons of cool stuff like, for forever, is way cool. Coolness is after all subjective, subject to change according to the era. But having tons of bucks? Always will be cool. Being “that” guy, the “richest in the world”, is gonna get tons of cool points, ’cause it’s like you’ve figured it out.

    For adopting a coolness personal style, Zuck needs a mentor, someone to show him the ropes. Someone who’s coolness factor is classic. Like, Bill Clinton (ca.1995) in his younger yrs. Clinton could’ve shown Zuck how to relax, chill out, be mellow, not to sweat it, and above all, have fun with life and let it all come to him.

    So will have to disagree. There’s never anything uncool about having tons of money, and having mega bucks in and of itself will never go out of style. It will always be in, as one can never be too rich or too thin.

    • Replies: @Paul Walker - Most beautiful man ever...
    He'll never be cool. Only a prostitute would lay with a big nosed oily autist with pointy teeth. :(
    https://static.businessinsider.com/image/54491d51eab8ea9c4430ae5a/image.jpg
    , @Stan Adams
    Young(er) Bubba Clinton was a horndog coke fiend. Cocaine doesn't mellow you out.

    Obama, a pothead in his youth, might be able to teach Zuck a few things about slacking off and chilling out.
  85. “We have to build a world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.”

    I promise to care about them even more in Nigeria, Mexico, etc. than in America, so long as they stay there.

    Practically speaking, of course, the idea that people can “care” more about random strangers than about loved ones, colleagues, and neighbors is poppycock. I’d estimate that about 100 million people die every year. That’s about 300,000 deaths a day, which is roughly 1/4 the population of the county I live in. It would be unbearable if I had to grieve for 300,000 people every day, so I dont, and can’t. If 1/4 of the people in my county die tomorrow, though, it’s a good bet I’ll be inconsolable for quite some time. So sorry if Mr. Zuckerberg feels that makes me a narrow-minded bigot.

  86. @Charles Pewitt
    Mark Zuckerberg Drank Beer Out Of Red Solo Cup In 2005 Video:

    https://youtu.be/--APdD6vejI

    Zuckerberg Is A Globalizer Rat Who Pushes Nation-Wrecking Mass Immigration, But The Beer Drinking Certainly Humanizes Him.

    Romney don't drink beer. Trump don't drink beer. McCain married a beer baron's daughter, but I hope he don't drink beer unless he's locked up first. McCain is crazy enough sober.

    I have memories of Hillary drinking beer at a bowling alley or somesuch, but that may have been a fever dream. Didn’t help her much.

  87. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "you can not become cool no matter how much money you have."

    Wanna bet? In Zuck's case, that is a lot of money. Having lots of money, like winning in sports, is the best deodorant. It covers major flaws.

    I still maintain that once Zuck figures out that he can play the field, and that once hot women figure out "Oh YOU did Facebook---That's SO COOL!" He's in like Flynn. Think of it. Zuck can afford to buy practically every NFL franchise and have some left over, now that's cool by any stretch of the imagination. He's got like, close to a million acres in HI, that's cool. Having tons of cool stuff and well can afford to buy more tons of cool stuff like, for forever, is way cool. Coolness is after all subjective, subject to change according to the era. But having tons of bucks? Always will be cool. Being "that" guy, the "richest in the world", is gonna get tons of cool points, 'cause it's like you've figured it out.

    For adopting a coolness personal style, Zuck needs a mentor, someone to show him the ropes. Someone who's coolness factor is classic. Like, Bill Clinton (ca.1995) in his younger yrs. Clinton could've shown Zuck how to relax, chill out, be mellow, not to sweat it, and above all, have fun with life and let it all come to him.

    So will have to disagree. There's never anything uncool about having tons of money, and having mega bucks in and of itself will never go out of style. It will always be in, as one can never be too rich or too thin.

    He’ll never be cool. Only a prostitute would lay with a big nosed oily autist with pointy teeth. :(

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Body parts can be fixed, can they not?
  88. @Achmed E. Newman
    I think both of you are taking the plot a little too seriously, though the premise of the way our culture is changing is right on the money. How about, the society was very automated, so there weren't many jobs left (sound familiar?), and the lack of any goals or purpose in life not only made the people dumber, but made it easier for the dumber people to breed? Then, this automation was humming along well for a while, but nothing works smoothly forever, yet "there is a lot of ruin in a nation". It takes a long time for things to really run down.

    Also, I thought it was hilarious and a great movie! I had no idea there was a book (I hovered on the reply by Mr. Woods).

    "Welcome to Carls, Jr. - I love you." How can you not like Mike Judge's humor? There are still people out there, I suppose, who don't like Beavis and Butthead - buncha Commies probably.

    Automation wouldn’t run on its own, though. Somebody would have to maintain it. Unless there were robots, which we weren’t shown. That basically was the plot of Wall-E. The human characters were barely human anymore, but at least you didn’t wonder how they avoided dying en masse every ten minutes.

    There is, indeed, much ruin in a nation. But there’d be too much in a nation run by children, for instance. The population of Idiocracy would’ve been lucky to run a Lord of Flies society.

    It was a funny movie, but I thought the humor was unfortunately low given the brilliant premise.

  89. @Achmed E. Newman
    I got this, New Jersey (from memory):

    "Don't worry, scrote, there's a lot of 'tards out there living pretty kick-ass lives. My ex-wife: retarded; she's a pilot now."
     

    “You think Einstein walked around thinking everyone was a bunch of dumbshits?…Now you know why he built that bomb.”

  90. @Glossy
    I hate Zucky's politics and wish him failure in all his endeavors, but I don't think he's adopted these positions out of greed. He's not running for president to make money.

    Whatever ideas [Mark "Winkelvoss" Zuckerberg] pushes on you are ideas that will make him richer if you believe in them too.

    Mere $$$ get boring.

    Zuckerberg primary motivation now is POWER. This, of course, includes the power to deal with lesser mortals however one wishes.

    In particular, Zuckerberg has shown himself highly motivated to undermine the First and Second Amendments for the hoi polloi. Priscilla Z. and any mistresses will, of course, be protected by armed guards.

  91. @Achmed E. Newman
    I think both of you are taking the plot a little too seriously, though the premise of the way our culture is changing is right on the money. How about, the society was very automated, so there weren't many jobs left (sound familiar?), and the lack of any goals or purpose in life not only made the people dumber, but made it easier for the dumber people to breed? Then, this automation was humming along well for a while, but nothing works smoothly forever, yet "there is a lot of ruin in a nation". It takes a long time for things to really run down.

    Also, I thought it was hilarious and a great movie! I had no idea there was a book (I hovered on the reply by Mr. Woods).

    "Welcome to Carls, Jr. - I love you." How can you not like Mike Judge's humor? There are still people out there, I suppose, who don't like Beavis and Butthead - buncha Commies probably.

    You gotta brush up on your knowledge of the classics, Achmed. It was “Welcome to Costco, I love you.” At Carl’s Jr., the motto was “F*** you, I’m eating.”

  92. res says:
    @Jack Hanson
    Ive heard Tucker has problems booking some guests for the same reason, as one wag put it, "pigs would avoid the slaughterhouse".

    A while ago I came to the conclusion that most of Tucker’s guests had to be both stupid and arrogant to be there. It actually reminds me of the scam emails which are intentionally lame to make sure only clueless people respond. I just wish there was a way of finding out what his guests think after they have been eviscerated. Is their arrogance that impenetrable or do they realize what just happened? If any guests books through agents it would also be interesting to hear those conversations afterwards.

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
    Impenetrable arrogance. The "professor" who went on and decried white people got herself suspended and then claimed she was "lynched in front of her students".
    , @dr kill
    Come on, people. They are there because they get paid. They fight the blue corner because they get paid. Conflict sell tickets. Cable 'news' consumption kills more brain cells than bourbon. If this sort of thing entertains you that's fine, but don't believe Hannity will be splitting the atom anytime soon.
  93. @res
    A while ago I came to the conclusion that most of Tucker's guests had to be both stupid and arrogant to be there. It actually reminds me of the scam emails which are intentionally lame to make sure only clueless people respond. I just wish there was a way of finding out what his guests think after they have been eviscerated. Is their arrogance that impenetrable or do they realize what just happened? If any guests books through agents it would also be interesting to hear those conversations afterwards.

    Impenetrable arrogance. The “professor” who went on and decried white people got herself suspended and then claimed she was “lynched in front of her students”.

  94. @Dumbo
    Yep. Today I got an email from AirBNB asking me to join their "global community".

    It's globalese-speak. Companies now don't ask for a business-client relationship but invite you to be part of a "global community". What kind of a community is that?

    And then there are things like this:

    i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/this-new-co-living-space-is-the-dystopian-symptom-of-a-london-failing-young-people

    Have you read the AirBnB terms of service (e.g., https://www.airbnb.ca/terms/nondiscrimination_policy)? The virtue signalling will make your eyes bleed.

    I’m a bit surprised that competitors haven’t caught on. AirBnB is an okay middleman service with a nice UI but in the end it’s just another middleman.

  95. @Tiny Duck
    We're all in this together

    You should care about children of others as much if not more than your own

    This is what you weirdos just don't understand

    “You should care about children of others as much if not more than your own”

    Indeed.

    So saith Kant. So saith Bentham. So saith Mill. So saith Rawls. So saith Peter Singer.

    I mean, if total impartiality isn’t the very essence of morality – what is? what could be?

  96. @the cruncher
    OT - Jordan B Peterson on fire wrt immigration:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyw4rTywyY0&t=1h4m45s

    (paraphrasing) "We shouldn't assume that people whose societies haven't evolved democratic values are just wanting to bust out and be democratic". He could have been reading iSteve or Nicholas Wade, but he deduced it all himself - he's able to 'show his work' and put what he says in terms that are obvious but without mentioning any specific groups, which is what makes him so great. It's also nice that he's hot on the internet right now. Worth the 2 minute watch.

    He also uses the "the West is the Best" argument - people come here, we don't go there - earlier on, but I don't have the timecode.

    His whole "12 Points for Conservatives" starts properly at 42 mins (no direct link, didn't want to hog space here). He tears the whole leftist edifice a new one, while remaining Canadian.

    whoah. This guy is Canadian?

  97. @res
    A while ago I came to the conclusion that most of Tucker's guests had to be both stupid and arrogant to be there. It actually reminds me of the scam emails which are intentionally lame to make sure only clueless people respond. I just wish there was a way of finding out what his guests think after they have been eviscerated. Is their arrogance that impenetrable or do they realize what just happened? If any guests books through agents it would also be interesting to hear those conversations afterwards.

    Come on, people. They are there because they get paid. They fight the blue corner because they get paid. Conflict sell tickets. Cable ‘news’ consumption kills more brain cells than bourbon. If this sort of thing entertains you that’s fine, but don’t believe Hannity will be splitting the atom anytime soon.

  98. We have to build a world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.

    Does this mean he wants a Rwanda Genocide Museum next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington?

  99. @Anonymous
    "We all get meaning from our communities. Whether they’re churches, sports teams, or neighborhood groups, they give us the strength to expand our horizons and care about broader issues. Studies have proven the more connected we are, the happier we feel and the healthier we are."

    Find below a neighborhood group experiencing the Joy of Connecting, as they apply their strength to expand the horizon's of another:

    https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c39_1498071426

    Imagine the colors reversed.

  100. So a guy that built a software platform for the purpose of ranking coeds in hotness, which has now gone on to be the most significant destroyer of attention spans and actual interpersonal relationships on the planet and the prime outlet for shallow attention seeking and ideological echo-chambering, is complaining about a decline in community?

    • Agree: inertial
    • LOL: Triumph104
    • Replies: @anonguy

    So a guy that built a software platform for the purpose of ranking coeds in hotness,
     
    That would probably get him kicked out of most U.S. universities nowadays, his name ruined, etc, all the things that Facebook enabled for the baying, virtue-signalling mob.

    Only 10 years ago and oh the irony.

  101. “We all get meaning from our communities.”

    It is worth noting how these self-worshiping, ego maniacs are so fond of the first-person collective pronouns — we, our, us — one of their many ways to camouflage their contempt for the rubes whose lives they so much want to manage. This was the way, Mr, Condescension, Obama talked too. The NYT people are always prattling about “our democracy”. “We” really means “you”, the rube who doesn’t comprehend how smart I am, needs to snap-to and do what I think is best for him.

  102. @Hosswire
    Left unasked as always is how much those Indians or Chinese or Nigerians or Mexicans will care about us.

    On the bright side, at least he still acknowledges that other nationalities exist. He probably had to restrain himself from calling them "Americans currently still living in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico".

    Left unasked as always is how much those Indians or Chinese or Nigerians or Mexicans will care about us.

    I was thinking the same thing. It’s always a one-way street.

  103. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    That’s why it’s so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter.

    Facebook has contributed greatly to this. People are now atomized, staring into glowing screens and pretending to be friends with people they don’t really know and will never meet. For the betterment of humanity Facebook must be destroyed. Only then can people return to talking to one another one-on-one.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    They used to say the same thing about television.

    Forty years ago, Network claimed that those of the "TV generation" - the boomers, more or less* - were soulless automatons ("humanoids") incapable of true human feeling.

    *Faye Dunaway, "television personified," was born in 1941 and was 35 years old when Network was made. William Holden, her "craggy, middle-aged" lover who describes her mental state as "virulent madness," was 58.
  104. We have to build a world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.

    Anyone who says “we have to build a world where…….” is a naif, a fraud, or a psychopath.

    We don’t “build the world”. We just live in it.

  105. @Charles Erwin Wilson

    The thing to keep in mind about Mark Zuckerberg is that whatever he says that he believes in, he really believes in.
     
    A just, equitable and honorable American polity would drop the Zuck somewhere along the Afghan/Pakistan border with enough food and water to ensure he did not die before ISIS-K found him.

    Zuckerberg is a real phony – really believes the stupid stuff he believes

  106. @Charles Erwin Wilson

    The thing to keep in mind about Mark Zuckerberg is that whatever he says that he believes in, he really believes in.
     
    A just, equitable and honorable American polity would drop the Zuck somewhere along the Afghan/Pakistan border with enough food and water to ensure he did not die before ISIS-K found him.

    “A just, equitable and honorable American polity would drop the Zuck somewhere along the Afghan/Pakistan border with enough food and water to ensure he did not die before ISIS-K found him.”

    Christian charity on your part. Show us the way.

    Speaking of Christianity…

    “Uh … how is demanding Americans care more about strangers on the opposite side of the world as much as they care about their neighbors in their own communities going to rebuild community in America?”

    Here is the response directly from the Bible. Jesus fed the poor, visited the sick, and made strangers feel welcome, including those from different nations. But that would the “cucks” calling for understanding…

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Corvinus, Christians believe that Jesus is Divine, an infinitely higher and unattainable level of caring which in itself is hard for mere mortals can perceive. I volunteer one day a week with my wife at an inner city soup mission. If everyone here followed my example, it really wouldn't make a lot of difference in your own community. The "Poor will always be with us." Christians are always compared to Jesus, so it's easy to say we fail.
  107. @Paul Walker - Most beautiful man ever...
    It's funny if you read the passage aloud with a Sol Rosenberg Jerky Boys accent.

    haha! I do that all the time with Steve’s excerpts!

  108. AM says:

    Christian charity on your part. Show us the way.

    Speaking of Christianity…

    Unless you’re a serious (and by that I mean right wing, conservative) Christian you don’t have a dog in this fight and have no ability or moral right to weigh in. Knowing Christians isn’t enough, nor is having even grown up in such a family. You must be practicing and believe in a traditional manner before you get to offer up an opinion of what means to be Christian.

    And to be Christian does not equal being “nice” or “civil” to everyone at all times, sorry. Christ was many things, and “nice” was not one of them.

    Here is the response directly from the Bible. Jesus fed the poor, visited the sick, and made strangers feel welcome, including those from different nations. But that would the “cucks” calling for understanding…

    Uh…no this a response directly from Corvinus who is projecting what he thinks he’d like Jesus to be. Jesus healed the sick, including driving out many demons. He fed everyone with a call that we were to feed the poor directly (ie not government handouts).

    And as a matter fact, He almost didn’t help out one woman because she wasn’t Jewish. I have no idea which specific passage you’re referring to where He made strangers feel welcome. The vast majority of his actual interactions with people are what I would call “grumpy”.

    There is no call in Christianity for suicide via open borders or some strange notion of loving the world before you love your kids. After all, who is more poor, naked, and your neighbor than your newborn infant? Traditional Christianity forms concentric of focus and attention with your family first, friends, community, nation, etc, etc. You cannot give to the world without making sure your kids have what they need first. If there has been any recent social gift that might revitalize the West and Christianity, it is the word “cuck”. Thank God.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Interesting comment!
    , @Corvinus
    "Unless you’re a serious (and by that I mean right wing, conservative) Christian you don’t have a dog in this fight and have no ability or moral right to weigh in."

    Uh, no. Your response is projecting what you think are the "right" Christians who properly have a say in this manner.

    "You must be practicing and believe in a traditional manner before you get to offer up an opinion of what means to be Christian."

    Christians have long been debating as to what is "traditional". Under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    "Christ was many things, and “nice” was not one of them."

    Of course Christ was "nice".

    "He fed everyone with a call that we were to feed the poor directly (ie not government handouts)."

    If God's servants are part of government, they are heeding his call.

    "I have no idea which specific passage you’re referring to where He made strangers feel welcome..."

    For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me--Matthew 25:35-3

    "There is no call in Christianity for suicide via open borders..."

    Open borders does not automatically equate to nsuicide.

    "or some strange notion of loving the world before you love your kids."

    Christianity calls for loving everyone.

    "If there has been any recent social gift that might revitalize the West and Christianity, it is the word “cuck”. Thank God."

    Cuck observably means nothing. It is a useless meme. Would Jesus employ this term today?

  109. I suppose our modern Wage Slavers resemble our Confederate Chattel Slavers in that our Confederates always looked to their Holy Bible and viewed ownership of Slaves (which was a form of community) as a sacred and Holy responsibility. Zuck is obviously turning more to the Holy Bible of Social Justice (“Diversity is our Strength”) rather than the Revealed Word of the 19th Century, but you can smell the wafts of the Global Plantation in everything he utters.

  110. Zuck says: “We have to build a world where we care about a person in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as a person here.”

    I think we can declare victory in my case. I don’t care a damn about Indians or Chinese or any of those other “lesser breeds without the law” anymore than I care about my neighbors. There won’t be any problems with any of them as long as they all keep off of my lawn.

    I’m might be kidding a little in the above, but somebody ought to send Zucky a copy of Putnam’s “Bowling Alone” which generally showed that racial and ethnic diversity undermined good citizenship and social engagement.

  111. @Anonymous
    What makes Zuck so odious is the dishonesty. He is a prickly jerk in real life... just ask every neighbor he's ever had!

    Zuck's creepy nice guy act comes off as unnatural bordering on cyborg because it's his disconnected interpretation of how a nice guy is supposed to act. He probably worked out the appropriate nice guy speech pattern canned replies like he was writing software code.

    Bill Fucking Gates does the same thing. Nothing warm about these guys. Lizard Men is the vibe they give off.

    Zuck’s creepy nice guy act comes off as unnatural bordering on cyborg because it’s his disconnected interpretation of how a nice guy is supposed to act. He probably worked out the appropriate nice guy speech pattern canned replies like he was writing software code.

    Rumor has it Facebook has a super-secret dream team of cognitive scientists and high-powered computer engineers working in a secret underground facility in the Yucca mountains.

    They are cautiously optimistic they will be able to get a cyborg-enhanced Suckerberg pass the “Turing Test” within no more than 20 years.

    Current work focuses on debugging the RealEmotions TM modules that is seen as a key feature in supporting a rich, lifelike range of emotional responsiveness at a basic level.

  112. @OilcanFloyd
    The problem with Zuckerberg is that he probably cares more for Indians than he does for the average American. I'd be fine if he moved to India, and took his money, wife, sister, and Facebook with him. I don't see how America would be worse off without him.

    Bet that he knows more Indians than “average Americans”. In fact, I don’t think he knows ANY “average Americans.”

  113. @TJ Hooker

    That’s why it’s so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter.
     
    A whole quarter? Over decades, not 1 single group has declined 26%...

    TJ, not going to research it, but the American Legion, VFW, Lions Club, Eagles, Moose Club, Knights of Columbus/St. John and the Masons have probably all declined as those were the social groups of my parent’s generation. So sadly we get Code Pink, BLM, and whatever Group supports Planned Parenthood, oh, that would be the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. I wouldn’t want to pick a fight with Cancer, but there seemingly are “Walks” or “Races” monthly for one cancer cure or another, so people still are active in their community whether Zuck knows this or not.

  114. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "The thing to keep in mind about Mark Zuckerberg is that whatever he says that he believes in, he really believes in."

    Could it also be that no one dares to stand up to him and tell him that he's wrong and that his idea won't work on a practical level? After all, those at the top aren't often corrected. The few peers who could correct him (e.g. Bill Gates) are probably on board with his kind of thinking anyway. So in Zuck's community, everyone thinks along the same lines.

    Yojim, Don’t be the first one to stop clapping at a Zuck presentation.

  115. @Jack Hanson
    Whenever a business starts talking about "community" I've found it best to smile real big and walk backwards with both hands covering your asshole.

    Zuck's globalist doggerel is more of the Davos Man "we deserve to hold your leash" dogma. There's nothing that's going to change their minds short of their helicopters being shot out of the sky by small arms fire.

    Jack, One of the best business models of all time is the Mafia as it still exists in Sicily, but they talk about “Family”. The “Community” is their source of income.

  116. @Corvinus
    "A just, equitable and honorable American polity would drop the Zuck somewhere along the Afghan/Pakistan border with enough food and water to ensure he did not die before ISIS-K found him."

    Christian charity on your part. Show us the way.

    Speaking of Christianity...

    "Uh … how is demanding Americans care more about strangers on the opposite side of the world as much as they care about their neighbors in their own communities going to rebuild community in America?"

    Here is the response directly from the Bible. Jesus fed the poor, visited the sick, and made strangers feel welcome, including those from different nations. But that would the "cucks" calling for understanding...

    Corvinus, Christians believe that Jesus is Divine, an infinitely higher and unattainable level of caring which in itself is hard for mere mortals can perceive. I volunteer one day a week with my wife at an inner city soup mission. If everyone here followed my example, it really wouldn’t make a lot of difference in your own community. The “Poor will always be with us.” Christians are always compared to Jesus, so it’s easy to say we fail.

  117. @anonymous

    That’s why it’s so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter.
     
    Facebook has contributed greatly to this. People are now atomized, staring into glowing screens and pretending to be friends with people they don't really know and will never meet. For the betterment of humanity Facebook must be destroyed. Only then can people return to talking to one another one-on-one.

    They used to say the same thing about television.

    Forty years ago, Network claimed that those of the “TV generation” – the boomers, more or less* – were soulless automatons (“humanoids”) incapable of true human feeling.

    *Faye Dunaway, “television personified,” was born in 1941 and was 35 years old when Network was made. William Holden, her “craggy, middle-aged” lover who describes her mental state as “virulent madness,” was 58.

  118. @AM

    Christian charity on your part. Show us the way.

    Speaking of Christianity…
     

    Unless you're a serious (and by that I mean right wing, conservative) Christian you don't have a dog in this fight and have no ability or moral right to weigh in. Knowing Christians isn't enough, nor is having even grown up in such a family. You must be practicing and believe in a traditional manner before you get to offer up an opinion of what means to be Christian.

    And to be Christian does not equal being "nice" or "civil" to everyone at all times, sorry. Christ was many things, and "nice" was not one of them.


    Here is the response directly from the Bible. Jesus fed the poor, visited the sick, and made strangers feel welcome, including those from different nations. But that would the “cucks” calling for understanding…
     
    Uh...no this a response directly from Corvinus who is projecting what he thinks he'd like Jesus to be. Jesus healed the sick, including driving out many demons. He fed everyone with a call that we were to feed the poor directly (ie not government handouts).

    And as a matter fact, He almost didn't help out one woman because she wasn't Jewish. I have no idea which specific passage you're referring to where He made strangers feel welcome. The vast majority of his actual interactions with people are what I would call "grumpy".

    There is no call in Christianity for suicide via open borders or some strange notion of loving the world before you love your kids. After all, who is more poor, naked, and your neighbor than your newborn infant? Traditional Christianity forms concentric of focus and attention with your family first, friends, community, nation, etc, etc. You cannot give to the world without making sure your kids have what they need first. If there has been any recent social gift that might revitalize the West and Christianity, it is the word "cuck". Thank God.

    Interesting comment!

    • Replies: @AM
    Thanks. :)
  119. @AM

    Christian charity on your part. Show us the way.

    Speaking of Christianity…
     

    Unless you're a serious (and by that I mean right wing, conservative) Christian you don't have a dog in this fight and have no ability or moral right to weigh in. Knowing Christians isn't enough, nor is having even grown up in such a family. You must be practicing and believe in a traditional manner before you get to offer up an opinion of what means to be Christian.

    And to be Christian does not equal being "nice" or "civil" to everyone at all times, sorry. Christ was many things, and "nice" was not one of them.


    Here is the response directly from the Bible. Jesus fed the poor, visited the sick, and made strangers feel welcome, including those from different nations. But that would the “cucks” calling for understanding…
     
    Uh...no this a response directly from Corvinus who is projecting what he thinks he'd like Jesus to be. Jesus healed the sick, including driving out many demons. He fed everyone with a call that we were to feed the poor directly (ie not government handouts).

    And as a matter fact, He almost didn't help out one woman because she wasn't Jewish. I have no idea which specific passage you're referring to where He made strangers feel welcome. The vast majority of his actual interactions with people are what I would call "grumpy".

    There is no call in Christianity for suicide via open borders or some strange notion of loving the world before you love your kids. After all, who is more poor, naked, and your neighbor than your newborn infant? Traditional Christianity forms concentric of focus and attention with your family first, friends, community, nation, etc, etc. You cannot give to the world without making sure your kids have what they need first. If there has been any recent social gift that might revitalize the West and Christianity, it is the word "cuck". Thank God.

    “Unless you’re a serious (and by that I mean right wing, conservative) Christian you don’t have a dog in this fight and have no ability or moral right to weigh in.”

    Uh, no. Your response is projecting what you think are the “right” Christians who properly have a say in this manner.

    “You must be practicing and believe in a traditional manner before you get to offer up an opinion of what means to be Christian.”

    Christians have long been debating as to what is “traditional”. Under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    “Christ was many things, and “nice” was not one of them.”

    Of course Christ was “nice”.

    “He fed everyone with a call that we were to feed the poor directly (ie not government handouts).”

    If God’s servants are part of government, they are heeding his call.

    “I have no idea which specific passage you’re referring to where He made strangers feel welcome…”

    For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me–Matthew 25:35-3

    “There is no call in Christianity for suicide via open borders…”

    Open borders does not automatically equate to nsuicide.

    “or some strange notion of loving the world before you love your kids.”

    Christianity calls for loving everyone.

    “If there has been any recent social gift that might revitalize the West and Christianity, it is the word “cuck”. Thank God.”

    Cuck observably means nothing. It is a useless meme. Would Jesus employ this term today?

    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Question: Was the Social Gospel the primary, repeat PRIMARY emphasis for which Christ came to Earth? And, that in order for one to become a Christian, they MUST follow the Social Gospel per teachings such as those contained in Sermon on the Mount? Is that the PRIMARY emphasis that Christians historically understood the necessary requirement for salvation/having eternal life?

    It's not a trick question. Last Real Calvinist should readily understand.

    HINT: "My Kingdom, is not of this earth".

    , @AM

    Uh, no. Your response is projecting what you think are the “right” Christians who properly have a say in this manner.
     
    Uh, no. Are you practicing Christian? Then keep out of it. Your opinion is meaningless.

    Christians have long been debating as to what is “traditional”. Under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?
     

    Because there is such thing as heresy. There is a little "o" orthodox Christianity, with a scared tradition and deposit of faith. If you're an evangelical I am willing to talk. Chances are high you are not even that.

    Of course Christ was “nice”.
     
    So...how long is since you've read the Gospels? Ever? No, Christ was not "nice".

    "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me–Matthew 25:35-3
     
    Which part of that quote says it's okay to steal from your neighbors to accomplish that? Government uses force to take money from people. If I force others to give money for my "work", I've done nothing at all. It is not charity, the kind that Jesus calls to do because it is difficult and a personal sacrifice. Taxing others is nothing at all.

    Open borders does not automatically equate to nsuicide.
     
    Yes, it does if you have anything nice, including a welfare system. Sorry about bursting the bubble.

    Christianity calls for loving everyone.
     
    Since you obviously haven't had much acquaintance with the version of Christ in the Gospels, why do you think you know what it means to love? Christianity says love your neighbor and interestingly only honor your Mother and Father. Loving your enemy is not offering them a free place to stay while they blow you up. If they stop and repent, then maybe, but not until then. It's praying for them, wanting the best for them. Letting the spite die. It is not letting yourself be an idiot.

    Cuck observably means nothing. It is a useless meme. Would Jesus employ this term today?
     
    Cuck means a wussy, soft man who allows himself to be used and doesn't care even if he expends parental type efforts on children that are not his own. Thus cucked Christianity cares more about the poor black kid half way across the world than the 10 year old white child right in front them.

    And yeah, he probably would have if he encountered some. He was forever pointing out people's sins and laziness.

  120. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    "you can not become cool no matter how much money you have."

    Wanna bet? In Zuck's case, that is a lot of money. Having lots of money, like winning in sports, is the best deodorant. It covers major flaws.

    I still maintain that once Zuck figures out that he can play the field, and that once hot women figure out "Oh YOU did Facebook---That's SO COOL!" He's in like Flynn. Think of it. Zuck can afford to buy practically every NFL franchise and have some left over, now that's cool by any stretch of the imagination. He's got like, close to a million acres in HI, that's cool. Having tons of cool stuff and well can afford to buy more tons of cool stuff like, for forever, is way cool. Coolness is after all subjective, subject to change according to the era. But having tons of bucks? Always will be cool. Being "that" guy, the "richest in the world", is gonna get tons of cool points, 'cause it's like you've figured it out.

    For adopting a coolness personal style, Zuck needs a mentor, someone to show him the ropes. Someone who's coolness factor is classic. Like, Bill Clinton (ca.1995) in his younger yrs. Clinton could've shown Zuck how to relax, chill out, be mellow, not to sweat it, and above all, have fun with life and let it all come to him.

    So will have to disagree. There's never anything uncool about having tons of money, and having mega bucks in and of itself will never go out of style. It will always be in, as one can never be too rich or too thin.

    Young(er) Bubba Clinton was a horndog coke fiend. Cocaine doesn’t mellow you out.

    Obama, a pothead in his youth, might be able to teach Zuck a few things about slacking off and chilling out.

  121. @Corvinus
    "Unless you’re a serious (and by that I mean right wing, conservative) Christian you don’t have a dog in this fight and have no ability or moral right to weigh in."

    Uh, no. Your response is projecting what you think are the "right" Christians who properly have a say in this manner.

    "You must be practicing and believe in a traditional manner before you get to offer up an opinion of what means to be Christian."

    Christians have long been debating as to what is "traditional". Under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    "Christ was many things, and “nice” was not one of them."

    Of course Christ was "nice".

    "He fed everyone with a call that we were to feed the poor directly (ie not government handouts)."

    If God's servants are part of government, they are heeding his call.

    "I have no idea which specific passage you’re referring to where He made strangers feel welcome..."

    For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me--Matthew 25:35-3

    "There is no call in Christianity for suicide via open borders..."

    Open borders does not automatically equate to nsuicide.

    "or some strange notion of loving the world before you love your kids."

    Christianity calls for loving everyone.

    "If there has been any recent social gift that might revitalize the West and Christianity, it is the word “cuck”. Thank God."

    Cuck observably means nothing. It is a useless meme. Would Jesus employ this term today?

    Question: Was the Social Gospel the primary, repeat PRIMARY emphasis for which Christ came to Earth? And, that in order for one to become a Christian, they MUST follow the Social Gospel per teachings such as those contained in Sermon on the Mount? Is that the PRIMARY emphasis that Christians historically understood the necessary requirement for salvation/having eternal life?

    It’s not a trick question. Last Real Calvinist should readily understand.

    HINT: “My Kingdom, is not of this earth”.

    • Agree: AM
    • Replies: @AM
    Yikes, I meant to agree! Sorry about that.

    This is a really insightful comment. The point of Christianity is for people do difficult things as individuals to grow spiritually. It wasn't to make Earth Heaven, although improving the society is a side effect of those efforts.

    The SJW have abandoned the hard stuff for the utopia that Christ and Christianity make clear is not possible on Earth.

    , @Corvinus
    "Was the Social Gospel the primary, repeat PRIMARY emphasis for which Christ came to Earth?"

    The primary emphasis for which Christ came to Earth was to spread His message of love, kindness, and repentance. God specified that His while His kingdom is separate and distinct, Mankind ought to build a system in His name, a glorious monarchy in which God’s will shall always be accomplished on earth. Genesis 1:1 states "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth". Within these two realms, God created governments to guide and protect His flock. He made creatures to occupy the offices of government and to administer social justice.
    The plight of the poor, of the ill-clad, of the orphans, of the sick--He commanded government to care for those who are less fortunate in society (Matthew 25:34–40). Jesus reflected God's sense of justice by bringing His message to everyone. There is an inherent responsibility to take a God-centered approach to social justice. Christians are thus commanded to express His love in meaningful, practical ways.
  122. @Paul Walker - Most beautiful man ever...
    He'll never be cool. Only a prostitute would lay with a big nosed oily autist with pointy teeth. :(
    https://static.businessinsider.com/image/54491d51eab8ea9c4430ae5a/image.jpg

    Body parts can be fixed, can they not?

    • Replies: @Paul Walker - Most beautiful man ever...
    "Body parts can be fixed, can they not?"
    That's the point. He already had the work done. You shoulda seen him before.
  123. AM says:
    @Corvinus
    "Unless you’re a serious (and by that I mean right wing, conservative) Christian you don’t have a dog in this fight and have no ability or moral right to weigh in."

    Uh, no. Your response is projecting what you think are the "right" Christians who properly have a say in this manner.

    "You must be practicing and believe in a traditional manner before you get to offer up an opinion of what means to be Christian."

    Christians have long been debating as to what is "traditional". Under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    "Christ was many things, and “nice” was not one of them."

    Of course Christ was "nice".

    "He fed everyone with a call that we were to feed the poor directly (ie not government handouts)."

    If God's servants are part of government, they are heeding his call.

    "I have no idea which specific passage you’re referring to where He made strangers feel welcome..."

    For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me--Matthew 25:35-3

    "There is no call in Christianity for suicide via open borders..."

    Open borders does not automatically equate to nsuicide.

    "or some strange notion of loving the world before you love your kids."

    Christianity calls for loving everyone.

    "If there has been any recent social gift that might revitalize the West and Christianity, it is the word “cuck”. Thank God."

    Cuck observably means nothing. It is a useless meme. Would Jesus employ this term today?

    Uh, no. Your response is projecting what you think are the “right” Christians who properly have a say in this manner.

    Uh, no. Are you practicing Christian? Then keep out of it. Your opinion is meaningless.

    Christians have long been debating as to what is “traditional”. Under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    Because there is such thing as heresy. There is a little “o” orthodox Christianity, with a scared tradition and deposit of faith. If you’re an evangelical I am willing to talk. Chances are high you are not even that.

    Of course Christ was “nice”.

    So…how long is since you’ve read the Gospels? Ever? No, Christ was not “nice”.

    “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me–Matthew 25:35-3

    Which part of that quote says it’s okay to steal from your neighbors to accomplish that? Government uses force to take money from people. If I force others to give money for my “work”, I’ve done nothing at all. It is not charity, the kind that Jesus calls to do because it is difficult and a personal sacrifice. Taxing others is nothing at all.

    Open borders does not automatically equate to nsuicide.

    Yes, it does if you have anything nice, including a welfare system. Sorry about bursting the bubble.

    Christianity calls for loving everyone.

    Since you obviously haven’t had much acquaintance with the version of Christ in the Gospels, why do you think you know what it means to love? Christianity says love your neighbor and interestingly only honor your Mother and Father. Loving your enemy is not offering them a free place to stay while they blow you up. If they stop and repent, then maybe, but not until then. It’s praying for them, wanting the best for them. Letting the spite die. It is not letting yourself be an idiot.

    Cuck observably means nothing. It is a useless meme. Would Jesus employ this term today?

    Cuck means a wussy, soft man who allows himself to be used and doesn’t care even if he expends parental type efforts on children that are not his own. Thus cucked Christianity cares more about the poor black kid half way across the world than the 10 year old white child right in front them.

    And yeah, he probably would have if he encountered some. He was forever pointing out people’s sins and laziness.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Uh, no. Are you practicing Christian? Then keep out of it. Your opinion is meaningless."

    Be mindful that Americans regardless of their faith and how they strictly practice their faith as citizens have the liberty to speak on these matters. Thus, their opinion is clearly meaningful. Again, under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    "Because there is such thing as heresy. There is a little “o” orthodox Christianity, with a scared tradition and deposit of faith. If you’re an evangelical I am willing to talk. Chances are high you are not even that."

    Again, Christians for centuries have engaged in fierce debates over the meaning of the Bible. Furthermore, evangelicals do not have the exclusive right of way when it comes to political discussion. Speaking of evangelicals, how are they able to morally justify voting for a man (Trump) who engaged in repeated sinful activities and has flip-flopped on abortion and gay marriage?

    "So…how long is since you’ve read the Gospels? Ever? No, Christ was not “nice”."

    “the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness…” Nice? Well, this description represents what occurred with Yahweh at Sinai. YET, God's wrath is not without mercy, his love without discipline. He is "nice" when He shows compassion and kindness.

    "Which part of that quote says it’s okay to steal from your neighbors to accomplish that?"

    No "stealing" is taking place in a society who's citizens have consented to be taxed.

    "Government uses force to take money from people."

    No, government "compels" people to adhere to the laws that the people themselves have created.

    "Yes, it does if you have anything nice, including a welfare system. Sorry about bursting the bubble."

    In Thessalonians 3:6–14. Paul exhorts Christians to steer clear of laziness and refrain from handouts. He states “We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat”. Yet, he understood that not everyone on the dole is abusing His trust. Challenging circumstances, parental abandonment, impoverished conditions--there are members of His flock who have a need for a temporary reprieve, which is His blessing.

    "Loving your enemy is not offering them a free place to stay while they blow you up."

    Assuming that American-born Muslims are decidedly hell-bent on blowing up American white and non-white Christians.

    "Cuck means a wussy, soft man who allows himself to be used and doesn’t care even if he expends parental type efforts on children that are not his own. Thus cucked Christianity cares more about the poor black kid half way across the world than the 10 year old white child right in front them."

    Christianity cares for EVERYONE. Again, "cuck" is devoid of meaning.

    And yeah, he probably would have if he encountered some. He was forever pointing out people’s sins and laziness."
  124. @Opinionator
    Interesting comment!

    Thanks. :)

  125. AM says:
    @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Question: Was the Social Gospel the primary, repeat PRIMARY emphasis for which Christ came to Earth? And, that in order for one to become a Christian, they MUST follow the Social Gospel per teachings such as those contained in Sermon on the Mount? Is that the PRIMARY emphasis that Christians historically understood the necessary requirement for salvation/having eternal life?

    It's not a trick question. Last Real Calvinist should readily understand.

    HINT: "My Kingdom, is not of this earth".

    Yikes, I meant to agree! Sorry about that.

    This is a really insightful comment. The point of Christianity is for people do difficult things as individuals to grow spiritually. It wasn’t to make Earth Heaven, although improving the society is a side effect of those efforts.

    The SJW have abandoned the hard stuff for the utopia that Christ and Christianity make clear is not possible on Earth.

  126. I’ve got it! As Zuck implies, it’s not easy this goal of getting people to care about “a person” in India or China or Nigeria or Mexico as much as “a person” here. But what if we think of instead of everyone in the world as “a customer”? I mean, the color of money don’t matter, amIright?

  127. @biz
    So a guy that built a software platform for the purpose of ranking coeds in hotness, which has now gone on to be the most significant destroyer of attention spans and actual interpersonal relationships on the planet and the prime outlet for shallow attention seeking and ideological echo-chambering, is complaining about a decline in community?

    So a guy that built a software platform for the purpose of ranking coeds in hotness,

    That would probably get him kicked out of most U.S. universities nowadays, his name ruined, etc, all the things that Facebook enabled for the baying, virtue-signalling mob.

    Only 10 years ago and oh the irony.

    • Replies: @biz
    Great point - the irony!
  128. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Body parts can be fixed, can they not?

    “Body parts can be fixed, can they not?”
    That’s the point. He already had the work done. You shoulda seen him before.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    can't buy cool....looks, well, is cheaper every year to get your face to look more attractive.

    Done with this thread....ewwww. you guys are not even women worrying about being ugly? What is your beef? seriously? - and, btw, You will never be cool, sorry.
    , @Lagertha
    hahahaaa!
  129. @Paul Walker - Most beautiful man ever...
    "Body parts can be fixed, can they not?"
    That's the point. He already had the work done. You shoulda seen him before.

    can’t buy cool….looks, well, is cheaper every year to get your face to look more attractive.

    Done with this thread….ewwww. you guys are not even women worrying about being ugly? What is your beef? seriously? – and, btw, You will never be cool, sorry.

  130. @Paul Walker - Most beautiful man ever...
    "Body parts can be fixed, can they not?"
    That's the point. He already had the work done. You shoulda seen him before.

    hahahaaa!

  131. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Question: Was the Social Gospel the primary, repeat PRIMARY emphasis for which Christ came to Earth? And, that in order for one to become a Christian, they MUST follow the Social Gospel per teachings such as those contained in Sermon on the Mount? Is that the PRIMARY emphasis that Christians historically understood the necessary requirement for salvation/having eternal life?

    It's not a trick question. Last Real Calvinist should readily understand.

    HINT: "My Kingdom, is not of this earth".

    “Was the Social Gospel the primary, repeat PRIMARY emphasis for which Christ came to Earth?”

    The primary emphasis for which Christ came to Earth was to spread His message of love, kindness, and repentance. God specified that His while His kingdom is separate and distinct, Mankind ought to build a system in His name, a glorious monarchy in which God’s will shall always be accomplished on earth. Genesis 1:1 states “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”. Within these two realms, God created governments to guide and protect His flock. He made creatures to occupy the offices of government and to administer social justice.
    The plight of the poor, of the ill-clad, of the orphans, of the sick–He commanded government to care for those who are less fortunate in society (Matthew 25:34–40). Jesus reflected God’s sense of justice by bringing His message to everyone. There is an inherent responsibility to take a God-centered approach to social justice. Christians are thus commanded to express His love in meaningful, practical ways.

    • Replies: @Steve in Greensboro
    I am no Christian exegetist, but this is profoundly wrong.

    The “King” referred to in Matthew 25 is the Lord whose kingdom is the kingdom of heaven. Jesus came to earth to save us all from eternal damnation.

    And the idea that Jesus would have had anything positive to say about government’s role is laughable. Rabbi that Jesus was, he likely would have quoted Samuel’s admonition to the Israelites in 1 Samuel 8:10-18, who when they begged the prophet to appoint them a king so they could be like the other nations said “and ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day” (1 Samuel 18).
    , @AM

    The primary emphasis for which Christ came to Earth was to spread His message of love, kindness, and repentance.
     
    No, he didn't. The repentance yes, the love of God yes. Seriously, read the Gospels. You're talking out your hind end.

    The plight of the poor, of the ill-clad, of the orphans, of the sick–He commanded government to care for those who are less fortunate in society
     
    No, He didn't command the government. He commanded each individual person, person by person, voluntarily. Not governments. Taxation of others is nothing. Jesus came to save souls, not make Heaven on earth.
  132. @AM

    Uh, no. Your response is projecting what you think are the “right” Christians who properly have a say in this manner.
     
    Uh, no. Are you practicing Christian? Then keep out of it. Your opinion is meaningless.

    Christians have long been debating as to what is “traditional”. Under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?
     

    Because there is such thing as heresy. There is a little "o" orthodox Christianity, with a scared tradition and deposit of faith. If you're an evangelical I am willing to talk. Chances are high you are not even that.

    Of course Christ was “nice”.
     
    So...how long is since you've read the Gospels? Ever? No, Christ was not "nice".

    "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me–Matthew 25:35-3
     
    Which part of that quote says it's okay to steal from your neighbors to accomplish that? Government uses force to take money from people. If I force others to give money for my "work", I've done nothing at all. It is not charity, the kind that Jesus calls to do because it is difficult and a personal sacrifice. Taxing others is nothing at all.

    Open borders does not automatically equate to nsuicide.
     
    Yes, it does if you have anything nice, including a welfare system. Sorry about bursting the bubble.

    Christianity calls for loving everyone.
     
    Since you obviously haven't had much acquaintance with the version of Christ in the Gospels, why do you think you know what it means to love? Christianity says love your neighbor and interestingly only honor your Mother and Father. Loving your enemy is not offering them a free place to stay while they blow you up. If they stop and repent, then maybe, but not until then. It's praying for them, wanting the best for them. Letting the spite die. It is not letting yourself be an idiot.

    Cuck observably means nothing. It is a useless meme. Would Jesus employ this term today?
     
    Cuck means a wussy, soft man who allows himself to be used and doesn't care even if he expends parental type efforts on children that are not his own. Thus cucked Christianity cares more about the poor black kid half way across the world than the 10 year old white child right in front them.

    And yeah, he probably would have if he encountered some. He was forever pointing out people's sins and laziness.

    “Uh, no. Are you practicing Christian? Then keep out of it. Your opinion is meaningless.”

    Be mindful that Americans regardless of their faith and how they strictly practice their faith as citizens have the liberty to speak on these matters. Thus, their opinion is clearly meaningful. Again, under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    “Because there is such thing as heresy. There is a little “o” orthodox Christianity, with a scared tradition and deposit of faith. If you’re an evangelical I am willing to talk. Chances are high you are not even that.”

    Again, Christians for centuries have engaged in fierce debates over the meaning of the Bible. Furthermore, evangelicals do not have the exclusive right of way when it comes to political discussion. Speaking of evangelicals, how are they able to morally justify voting for a man (Trump) who engaged in repeated sinful activities and has flip-flopped on abortion and gay marriage?

    “So…how long is since you’ve read the Gospels? Ever? No, Christ was not “nice”.”

    “the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness…” Nice? Well, this description represents what occurred with Yahweh at Sinai. YET, God’s wrath is not without mercy, his love without discipline. He is “nice” when He shows compassion and kindness.

    “Which part of that quote says it’s okay to steal from your neighbors to accomplish that?”

    No “stealing” is taking place in a society who’s citizens have consented to be taxed.

    “Government uses force to take money from people.”

    No, government “compels” people to adhere to the laws that the people themselves have created.

    “Yes, it does if you have anything nice, including a welfare system. Sorry about bursting the bubble.”

    In Thessalonians 3:6–14. Paul exhorts Christians to steer clear of laziness and refrain from handouts. He states “We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat”. Yet, he understood that not everyone on the dole is abusing His trust. Challenging circumstances, parental abandonment, impoverished conditions–there are members of His flock who have a need for a temporary reprieve, which is His blessing.

    “Loving your enemy is not offering them a free place to stay while they blow you up.”

    Assuming that American-born Muslims are decidedly hell-bent on blowing up American white and non-white Christians.

    “Cuck means a wussy, soft man who allows himself to be used and doesn’t care even if he expends parental type efforts on children that are not his own. Thus cucked Christianity cares more about the poor black kid half way across the world than the 10 year old white child right in front them.”

    Christianity cares for EVERYONE. Again, “cuck” is devoid of meaning.

    And yeah, he probably would have if he encountered some. He was forever pointing out people’s sins and laziness.”

    • Replies: @AM

    Again, under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?
     
    Since you are clearly not a Christian (I've asked twice now), under what authority whatever do you propose to be an authority on what is Christian behavior and what is not? The right of free speech requires taking on the responsibility of staying out of matters which are not your concern and not your area of expertise.

    No “stealing” is taking place in a society who’s citizens have consented to be taxed.
     
    Then anyone should be able to opt out of socialistic systems at anytime, with the understanding they'll never receive government benefits. Yet they cannot. Sounds like stealing to me.

    The rest of your post is the usual devoted naivety of someone sincerely devoted the religion of socialism and pretending Christianity is behind you 100%, so it's hardly worth responding. The Devil can quote scripture. Or really, in this case, cucks are gonna cuck, so it's time to move on.
  133. @Corvinus
    "Was the Social Gospel the primary, repeat PRIMARY emphasis for which Christ came to Earth?"

    The primary emphasis for which Christ came to Earth was to spread His message of love, kindness, and repentance. God specified that His while His kingdom is separate and distinct, Mankind ought to build a system in His name, a glorious monarchy in which God’s will shall always be accomplished on earth. Genesis 1:1 states "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth". Within these two realms, God created governments to guide and protect His flock. He made creatures to occupy the offices of government and to administer social justice.
    The plight of the poor, of the ill-clad, of the orphans, of the sick--He commanded government to care for those who are less fortunate in society (Matthew 25:34–40). Jesus reflected God's sense of justice by bringing His message to everyone. There is an inherent responsibility to take a God-centered approach to social justice. Christians are thus commanded to express His love in meaningful, practical ways.

    I am no Christian exegetist, but this is profoundly wrong.

    The “King” referred to in Matthew 25 is the Lord whose kingdom is the kingdom of heaven. Jesus came to earth to save us all from eternal damnation.

    And the idea that Jesus would have had anything positive to say about government’s role is laughable. Rabbi that Jesus was, he likely would have quoted Samuel’s admonition to the Israelites in 1 Samuel 8:10-18, who when they begged the prophet to appoint them a king so they could be like the other nations said “and ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day” (1 Samuel 18).

    • Agree: AM
  134. @OilcanFloyd
    The problem with Zuckerberg is that he probably cares more for Indians than he does for the average American. I'd be fine if he moved to India, and took his money, wife, sister, and Facebook with him. I don't see how America would be worse off without him.

    India would not be so bad if its population was so large. It could be more like Chile than Central America if Indians didn’t encourage child marriages for generations. It has a tech industry and some manufacturing but if it was about half its size poverty would be cut in half. Most third world countries could have copied Italy , Ireland and so forth and would have been less part. Mexico is a good example, if it was not so closed to the US, it would have been at least at Brazil’s level or closer to Chile’s. Mexico could make a deal to cut US imports of farm products and real developed again of the rural areas. Trump can make a deal to cut US farm imports to Mexico and pick up other countries to received the imports. Also, if Mexico sold off parts of Pemex about 10 years ago, they could have been in the oil boom until 2014, meaning at least during that period Jose could have done an 8 hour job. There is many companies that are interested in the deep water oil fields in Mexico but Mexico waited 10 years too late.

  135. AM says:
    @Corvinus
    "Was the Social Gospel the primary, repeat PRIMARY emphasis for which Christ came to Earth?"

    The primary emphasis for which Christ came to Earth was to spread His message of love, kindness, and repentance. God specified that His while His kingdom is separate and distinct, Mankind ought to build a system in His name, a glorious monarchy in which God’s will shall always be accomplished on earth. Genesis 1:1 states "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth". Within these two realms, God created governments to guide and protect His flock. He made creatures to occupy the offices of government and to administer social justice.
    The plight of the poor, of the ill-clad, of the orphans, of the sick--He commanded government to care for those who are less fortunate in society (Matthew 25:34–40). Jesus reflected God's sense of justice by bringing His message to everyone. There is an inherent responsibility to take a God-centered approach to social justice. Christians are thus commanded to express His love in meaningful, practical ways.

    The primary emphasis for which Christ came to Earth was to spread His message of love, kindness, and repentance.

    No, he didn’t. The repentance yes, the love of God yes. Seriously, read the Gospels. You’re talking out your hind end.

    The plight of the poor, of the ill-clad, of the orphans, of the sick–He commanded government to care for those who are less fortunate in society

    No, He didn’t command the government. He commanded each individual person, person by person, voluntarily. Not governments. Taxation of others is nothing. Jesus came to save souls, not make Heaven on earth.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "No, he didn’t. The repentance yes, the love of God yes. Seriously, read the Gospels. You’re talking out your hind end."

    Of course God is kind. Titus 3:4–6--But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.

    "No, He didn’t command the government. He commanded each individual person, person by person, voluntarily. Not governments. Taxation of others is nothing. Jesus came to save souls, not make Heaven on earth."

    Of course God commanded the governments, who are under His domain as His subjects. For the poor, sick, and rejected are under His preoccupation, and. Jesus went so far as to suggest that neglecting to care for the indigent is neglecting Him and His message.
  136. AM says:
    @Corvinus
    "Uh, no. Are you practicing Christian? Then keep out of it. Your opinion is meaningless."

    Be mindful that Americans regardless of their faith and how they strictly practice their faith as citizens have the liberty to speak on these matters. Thus, their opinion is clearly meaningful. Again, under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    "Because there is such thing as heresy. There is a little “o” orthodox Christianity, with a scared tradition and deposit of faith. If you’re an evangelical I am willing to talk. Chances are high you are not even that."

    Again, Christians for centuries have engaged in fierce debates over the meaning of the Bible. Furthermore, evangelicals do not have the exclusive right of way when it comes to political discussion. Speaking of evangelicals, how are they able to morally justify voting for a man (Trump) who engaged in repeated sinful activities and has flip-flopped on abortion and gay marriage?

    "So…how long is since you’ve read the Gospels? Ever? No, Christ was not “nice”."

    “the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness…” Nice? Well, this description represents what occurred with Yahweh at Sinai. YET, God's wrath is not without mercy, his love without discipline. He is "nice" when He shows compassion and kindness.

    "Which part of that quote says it’s okay to steal from your neighbors to accomplish that?"

    No "stealing" is taking place in a society who's citizens have consented to be taxed.

    "Government uses force to take money from people."

    No, government "compels" people to adhere to the laws that the people themselves have created.

    "Yes, it does if you have anything nice, including a welfare system. Sorry about bursting the bubble."

    In Thessalonians 3:6–14. Paul exhorts Christians to steer clear of laziness and refrain from handouts. He states “We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat”. Yet, he understood that not everyone on the dole is abusing His trust. Challenging circumstances, parental abandonment, impoverished conditions--there are members of His flock who have a need for a temporary reprieve, which is His blessing.

    "Loving your enemy is not offering them a free place to stay while they blow you up."

    Assuming that American-born Muslims are decidedly hell-bent on blowing up American white and non-white Christians.

    "Cuck means a wussy, soft man who allows himself to be used and doesn’t care even if he expends parental type efforts on children that are not his own. Thus cucked Christianity cares more about the poor black kid half way across the world than the 10 year old white child right in front them."

    Christianity cares for EVERYONE. Again, "cuck" is devoid of meaning.

    And yeah, he probably would have if he encountered some. He was forever pointing out people’s sins and laziness."

    Again, under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    Since you are clearly not a Christian (I’ve asked twice now), under what authority whatever do you propose to be an authority on what is Christian behavior and what is not? The right of free speech requires taking on the responsibility of staying out of matters which are not your concern and not your area of expertise.

    No “stealing” is taking place in a society who’s citizens have consented to be taxed.

    Then anyone should be able to opt out of socialistic systems at anytime, with the understanding they’ll never receive government benefits. Yet they cannot. Sounds like stealing to me.

    The rest of your post is the usual devoted naivety of someone sincerely devoted the religion of socialism and pretending Christianity is behind you 100%, so it’s hardly worth responding. The Devil can quote scripture. Or really, in this case, cucks are gonna cuck, so it’s time to move on.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "Since you are clearly not a Christian (I’ve asked twice now)..."

    Yes, I am a Christian. As I stated earlier, there have been constant squabbles between Christians as to what is the meaning of the Bible.

    "Under what authority whatever do you propose to be an authority on what is Christian behavior and what is not?"

    You are weaseling your way out of the question. Stay on task. Again, under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    "The right of free speech requires taking on the responsibility of staying out of matters which are not your concern and not your area of expertise."

    Patently false. You are assuming that only certain Christians are experts on matters of faith and thus do not have any verbal recourse. Moreover, if I employ your own logic, I could say to you that you lack any knowledge of foreign or domestic affairs and therefore ought to shut up, considering that such matters are outside of your realm of understanding. Except in reality it does not work that way.

    "Then anyone should be able to opt out of socialistic systems at anytime, with the understanding they’ll never receive government benefits. Yet they cannot. Sounds like stealing to me."

    Thank you for your opinion on this topic.

    "The rest of your post is the usual devoted naivety of someone sincerely devoted the religion of socialism and pretending Christianity is behind you 100%, so it’s hardly worth responding. The Devil can quote scripture. Or really, in this case, cucks are gonna cuck, so it’s time to move on."

    You are employing the SJW playbook here--when there is an intellectual counter argument that must be made, run and cut bait. Again, the term "cuck" is meaningless. It is easier on your part to make the designation rather than engage in substantive discourse.
  137. @AM

    Again, under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?
     
    Since you are clearly not a Christian (I've asked twice now), under what authority whatever do you propose to be an authority on what is Christian behavior and what is not? The right of free speech requires taking on the responsibility of staying out of matters which are not your concern and not your area of expertise.

    No “stealing” is taking place in a society who’s citizens have consented to be taxed.
     
    Then anyone should be able to opt out of socialistic systems at anytime, with the understanding they'll never receive government benefits. Yet they cannot. Sounds like stealing to me.

    The rest of your post is the usual devoted naivety of someone sincerely devoted the religion of socialism and pretending Christianity is behind you 100%, so it's hardly worth responding. The Devil can quote scripture. Or really, in this case, cucks are gonna cuck, so it's time to move on.

    “Since you are clearly not a Christian (I’ve asked twice now)…”

    Yes, I am a Christian. As I stated earlier, there have been constant squabbles between Christians as to what is the meaning of the Bible.

    “Under what authority whatever do you propose to be an authority on what is Christian behavior and what is not?”

    You are weaseling your way out of the question. Stay on task. Again, under what authority are you able to unilaterally decide who is and who is not a Christian?

    “The right of free speech requires taking on the responsibility of staying out of matters which are not your concern and not your area of expertise.”

    Patently false. You are assuming that only certain Christians are experts on matters of faith and thus do not have any verbal recourse. Moreover, if I employ your own logic, I could say to you that you lack any knowledge of foreign or domestic affairs and therefore ought to shut up, considering that such matters are outside of your realm of understanding. Except in reality it does not work that way.

    “Then anyone should be able to opt out of socialistic systems at anytime, with the understanding they’ll never receive government benefits. Yet they cannot. Sounds like stealing to me.”

    Thank you for your opinion on this topic.

    “The rest of your post is the usual devoted naivety of someone sincerely devoted the religion of socialism and pretending Christianity is behind you 100%, so it’s hardly worth responding. The Devil can quote scripture. Or really, in this case, cucks are gonna cuck, so it’s time to move on.”

    You are employing the SJW playbook here–when there is an intellectual counter argument that must be made, run and cut bait. Again, the term “cuck” is meaningless. It is easier on your part to make the designation rather than engage in substantive discourse.

  138. @AM

    The primary emphasis for which Christ came to Earth was to spread His message of love, kindness, and repentance.
     
    No, he didn't. The repentance yes, the love of God yes. Seriously, read the Gospels. You're talking out your hind end.

    The plight of the poor, of the ill-clad, of the orphans, of the sick–He commanded government to care for those who are less fortunate in society
     
    No, He didn't command the government. He commanded each individual person, person by person, voluntarily. Not governments. Taxation of others is nothing. Jesus came to save souls, not make Heaven on earth.

    “No, he didn’t. The repentance yes, the love of God yes. Seriously, read the Gospels. You’re talking out your hind end.”

    Of course God is kind. Titus 3:4–6–But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.

    “No, He didn’t command the government. He commanded each individual person, person by person, voluntarily. Not governments. Taxation of others is nothing. Jesus came to save souls, not make Heaven on earth.”

    Of course God commanded the governments, who are under His domain as His subjects. For the poor, sick, and rejected are under His preoccupation, and. Jesus went so far as to suggest that neglecting to care for the indigent is neglecting Him and His message.

  139. @anonguy

    So a guy that built a software platform for the purpose of ranking coeds in hotness,
     
    That would probably get him kicked out of most U.S. universities nowadays, his name ruined, etc, all the things that Facebook enabled for the baying, virtue-signalling mob.

    Only 10 years ago and oh the irony.

    Great point – the irony!

  140. @Forbes
    Tom Wolfe may have anointed Boomers as the "Me" Generation, I've called the Millennials the "Look at Me" generation.

    You ought to look at them if for no other reason than to avoid running them over as they mindlessly jaywalk into traffic while texting.

  141. @Larry, San Francisco
    I hate this attitude so much it just kills me. Is gratitude so hard? I am one Jew who is grateful to America. If I take an inventory of my relatives who didn't come to America their outcomes were:
    1. My dad's relatives in Budapest were all sent to their deaths in January 1945 (I found their names in the Budapest memorial when I was there).
    2. My mother's father's relatives from the Pripet Marshes were almost certainly killed by the Einsatzgruppen in 1941/42.
    3. My mother's mother's relatives were (probably) murdered when her shtetl was wiped out in the Ukranian holocaust (yes a lot of Jews were killed in that too) in 1930. When my grandmother's dentist (who was a commie) and from the same town went to the Ukraine in 1938 (an odd year to go) to see if he could figure out why his relatives were not writing him anymore he found the area overgrown with trees and bush with no explanation coming from the official who took him there.

    These ungrateful people are also the ones who think bringing in more muslim immigration will be good for the Jews. They are idiots. Sadly I am related to many of them.

    These ungrateful people are also the ones who think bringing in more muslim immigration will be good for the Jews. They are idiots. Sadly I am related to many of them.

    Most people ignore politics because they have a tiny impact on outcomes, they figure the ups and downs will even out and they’ll be just fine. So they just go with the zeitgeist, which is whatever the media is pushing. Usually, they are right. Usually.

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