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From a New York Times article about Argentina:

It comes weeks after he signed into law a measure that sets aside one percent of the country’s public sector jobs for transgender individuals, which Congress approved in June.

 
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  1. Good. Maybe latin transexuals will go to Argentina and stay out of Queens, New York.

    • LOL: PaceLaw
    • Replies: @Mike Tre
    @Daniel H

    How long before the US starts experiencing Reassignment Tourism?

  2. So how long before the first non transgengder pretending to be transgender applies for a job. Will there be a plumbing exam?

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
    @Buffalo Joe

    A scarier thought: How long before the government starts reassigning unwilling employees to meet its quota?

    On a different tack, can you imagine how this will negatively impact the moral of government workers? If you were a government clerk who had to deal with an unruly public all day, think about how they would now be empowered to call you a girl-man or a ladyboy or whatever else they say.

    This transgender stuff is seriously sickening.

    Replies: @BB753

  3. It’s called globalhomo for a reason.

  4. It takes two— one? three?– to tango.

    “Reassignment” surgery would consist not only of expelling Misiones Province (the penectomy), but Corrientes and Entre Ríos as well (the orchidectomy).



    How many US states or Canadian provinces have a Sauce Department?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauce_Department

  5. @Buffalo Joe
    So how long before the first non transgengder pretending to be transgender applies for a job. Will there be a plumbing exam?

    Replies: @Intelligent Dasein

    A scarier thought: How long before the government starts reassigning unwilling employees to meet its quota?

    On a different tack, can you imagine how this will negatively impact the moral of government workers? If you were a government clerk who had to deal with an unruly public all day, think about how they would now be empowered to call you a girl-man or a ladyboy or whatever else they say.

    This transgender stuff is seriously sickening.

    • Agree: mc23
    • Replies: @BB753
    @Intelligent Dasein

    "This transgender stuff is seriously sickening."

    Well, that's really the point. It's part of the psychological warfare waged by our globalist overlords upon society to demoralize and subvert the West, the better to crush us former citizens, soon slaves.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

  6. Anonymous[437] • Disclaimer says:

    Argentina’s government has a history of profligacy and incompetence. It has defaulted twice in this century already, and 9 times in its history.

    https://www.dw.com/en/argentina-in-default-for-second-time-this-century/a-53542302

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2019-09-11/one-country-eight-defaults-the-argentine-debacles

    At midnight Saturday, after months of histrionics, the clock ran out on Argentina.

    It had failed to put up the $500 million it owed foreign bondholders and, in so doing, had fallen into default for the ninth time in its history. It’s a staggering number, putting the South American country in an elite league of serial defaulters that includes the likes of Ecuador, Uruguay and Turkey.

    • Replies: @TruthRevolution.net
    @Anonymous

    Argentina was in the top 7 economic powers of the world, leftist policies managed to make that white country into a almost failed country

    Whiteness alone is not enough, misguided brainwashed whites (lowercase!) can destroy a country too.
    Leftist whites and their lying false theories are the real enemy. Truth speaking and total intolerance for manipulative misinformation are the only antidote.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    , @Daniel H
    @Anonymous


    Argentina’s government has a history of profligacy and incompetence. It has defaulted twice in this century already, and 9 times in its history.
     
    Yeah, but they can keep coming back to the western capital markets. Tell me, who is the real chump?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @vhrm

    , @BB753
    @Anonymous

    How many times would the USA have defaulted if not for the deceptive ability of the Fed to print dollars?

  7. @ISTEVE commented that Brazil has wholesale fake quota medicine students. So Argentina might do similar

    On a more serious note, we need to pro-actively fight Leftist takeovers of all countries, institutions, and find strategies to take back institutions and countries. Our proposal is radical insistence on the whole truth.

    Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing [O’Sullivan] [Robert Conquest]

    https://sincerity.net/left-wing-wins-osullivan/

    Left-wingers, utterly intolerant, will not hire a non-Leftist. Leftists will harass and oust1 non-leftists at every opportunity. They even get rid of CEO’s2. Naïve right wingers hire neutrally: the Right is perfectly willing to admit openly left-wing employees, in the interest of fairness.

    Leftist intolerance crowds out3 right-wing tolerance. Those elements of Western and Anglo-Saxon culture, which prize even-handedness and “fair play,” are turned against the culture itself4*5*6.

    • Agree: 68W58
  8. Rob says:

    Can I be trans trans? Like, I’m a male. Now I identify as a woman. Wait for it… now I identify as a man. Not as a man again. A totally different man. I am I transgender? How long would I have to identify as a woman to mak make the switch towards being a dude again?

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @Ben tillman
    @Rob

    Good point.

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @Rob

    This is a brilliant question. We need some Maimonides-like hairsplitter to resolve such issues.

    , @Joe Stalin
    @Rob

    Detachable parts. Like Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head.

    https://static.independent.co.uk/2021/02/25/21/newFile-1.jpg

    Replies: @Alan D

  9. “Do not cry for me, Argentina”

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    @Redneck farmer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n8mq7sedP4

  10. Becoming a eunuch heightens your chances of serving in the Sultan’s institutions.

    • LOL: S. Anonyia
  11. Argentina has been a complete joke for my entire life. Perhaps the most compelling evidence of incompetence was the Top Gear special filmed in Argentina. Not only could they not defend the Falkland Islands, they couldn’t defend themselves against an English film crew and Jeremy Clarkson mocking them as pathetic bitches.

    “Argentinian” carries all the prestige of “Barundian”.

    And that’s despite the fact that the Pamplas are the best ranching (a traditional white occupation) lands in the world.

    Argentina has nothing but upside potential and yet inevitably turns gold into shit.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Stan d Mute

    Chile which has a similar ethnic makeup seems better run at every level. I don't know the reason for this.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute, @res, @Hibernian

  12. Genderfluid people can change gender at any time, every couple of hours. The pronouns are fluid and ever changing, too.

  13. @Anonymous
    Argentina's government has a history of profligacy and incompetence. It has defaulted twice in this century already, and 9 times in its history.

    https://www.dw.com/en/argentina-in-default-for-second-time-this-century/a-53542302

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2019-09-11/one-country-eight-defaults-the-argentine-debacles

    At midnight Saturday, after months of histrionics, the clock ran out on Argentina.

    It had failed to put up the $500 million it owed foreign bondholders and, in so doing, had fallen into default for the ninth time in its history. It's a staggering number, putting the South American country in an elite league of serial defaulters that includes the likes of Ecuador, Uruguay and Turkey.
     

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Daniel H, @BB753

    Argentina was in the top 7 economic powers of the world, leftist policies managed to make that white country into a almost failed country

    Whiteness alone is not enough, misguided brainwashed whites (lowercase!) can destroy a country too.
    Leftist whites and their lying false theories are the real enemy. Truth speaking and total intolerance for manipulative misinformation are the only antidote.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @TruthRevolution.net

    It was basically a British economic colony, with lots of foreign investment and agricultural exports as it is one of the largest countries in the world with some of the most arable and fertile land. That made it one of the richest countries for a while, kind of like the oil states today.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive

  14. Anon[534] • Disclaimer says:

    I wonder where they got that number from. Wikipedia has dozens of surveys listed, and they average around 0.5 percent. And I think these surveys tend to be higher than reality. You have to see the questions, which are often leading or have some sort of catch-all question (have you ever in your life fantasied that it would be a turn-on to have a big set of knockers for a moment or two?). Also, many surveys are done by advocacy institutions who want the number to be as high as possible. And you need to have properly trained survey staff. I remember the gay and lesbian newspaper at UCLA in the 1970s: Ten Percent. Hope rings eternal. I think the number recognized now is 3.5 to 4 percent.

  15. But do they have to show up for these “public sector jobs”?

  16. GDP (nominal) per capita (Wikipedia)
    $68,309 -USA
    $9,122 —Argentina

    Argentina is very poor compared to the US. How do these disgusting trans-whatevers get lift-off there? I thought trans-mania was for top tier clown world nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita
    $11,654 — Russia
    $62,723 — Australia

    • Replies: @JR Ewing
    @Clyde


    I thought trans-mania was for top tier clown world nations.
     
    It is, but there are two reasons Argentina is playing along:

    1.) They’re trying to curry favor with the US and other top tier globalhomo participants; and

    2.) They don’t want to admit they’re not one of the top tier clown world nations.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa

    , @Anonymous
    @Clyde

    These GDP comparisons need to be in PPP terms to be meaningful.

    , @Sollipsist
    @Clyde

    Transgenderism is far more common among the lowest economic classes. This holds true across history and culture, right along with disease, drug abuse, violence, suicide, alcoholism, religious hysteria and any number of other phenomena that correlates dependably with poverty.

    We're seeing transgenders appear more often among the middle and upper classes for the same reasons that we see any other classically poverty-correlated dysfunction increasingly infect a population that would otherwise have more traditional social defenses (education, laws, community) to contain it. The example of a tiny minority of exceptional (or at least famous) addicts or perverts can reassure countless weak people that it's OK to destroy themselves. The 60s broke the levee, apres moi le deluge...

  17. Women hardest hit.

  18. How can a middle-income country, that is not English-speaking, get this pressured by the international woke hydra?

    I mean, even in the US, transgenders are what, 0.3% of the population, maybe less?

    I would be surprised in Argentina has even 1 out of 10,000. Most Argentines have probably never even seen one.

    How does the ‘woke’ cancer spread so far, that too to a country where people don’t consume English-language media, despite the obvious ridiculousness of the entire ‘transgender’ premise?

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    @Thomm


    How does the ‘woke’ cancer spread so far, that too to a country where people don’t consume English-language media, despite the obvious ridiculousness of the entire ‘transgender’ premise?
     
    Indeed. Look at the recognition of " Homosexual Marriage" over most of Latin America. The cravenness of the political elites, overwhelmingly white, on these matters is astonishing. Amongst white countries, Russia is the main standout. Putin's successor will be more hardline than he is. Russia will remain the principal hope for white peoples for many years to come. Russia Floreat.
    , @Paperback Writer
    @Thomm

    Because it wasn't. The commenters here, mostly Americans who never set foot outside the US, think that the whole world is one big America. It ain't true.

    Thailand needs no instruction from the US in gender weirdness.

    , @al gore rhythms
    @Thomm

    America. A friend was telling me the other day of a friend in Puerto Rico who is now having to homeschool because of trans propaganda in the schools there, which is being brought over by American NGO's.

    Replies: @al gore rhythms

    , @Spect3r
    @Thomm

    Brazil, Argentina and Colombia are along with Philippines the countries with the highest percentage of Trannies.
    The only surprise in this law is the fact it wasn't passed earlier.

    , @Malla
    @Thomm

    Woke and gay pressure groups have cropped up in India for God's sake, a country way more poorer and way more backward (at least the rural areas) than Argentina!! This is some kind of Global conspiracy.

    , @Boomthorkell
    @Thomm

    I suspect part of the issue is that in America, while the rot is deep, there's a natural kind of pushback as the people here "grow up" with it, kind of like predators and prey in a shared environment.

    Argentina got hit by the double-whammy of a previous Latin/Native Sex Life Acceptance (to a prudish Anglo-Celt like me) as Paperback mentioned, and then the curse of being a satrapy of the wider Western World, and boy, do the colonies love to show off to their masters how "civilized" they are.

    I think this argument was also used to explain the case of Australia doing its level best to out Social Justice the UK and US.

  19. • Replies: @El Dato
    @Desiderius

    They are just phoning it in at this time.

    5 minutes of hate for NPCs. Tucker slips in the role of Emmanuel Goldstein.

    , @TruthHurts2k21
    @Desiderius

    Delusional boomers thinking they understand youth culture. Should’ve been on Tik Tok, not Instagram, for starters.

  20. Anonymous[391] • Disclaimer says:
    @TruthRevolution.net
    @Anonymous

    Argentina was in the top 7 economic powers of the world, leftist policies managed to make that white country into a almost failed country

    Whiteness alone is not enough, misguided brainwashed whites (lowercase!) can destroy a country too.
    Leftist whites and their lying false theories are the real enemy. Truth speaking and total intolerance for manipulative misinformation are the only antidote.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    It was basically a British economic colony, with lots of foreign investment and agricultural exports as it is one of the largest countries in the world with some of the most arable and fertile land. That made it one of the richest countries for a while, kind of like the oil states today.

    • Agree: Cortes
    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    @Anonymous

    It's hard to believe that as recently as the late 1940s, Argentina had the 5th highest GNP per capita in the world, ahead of places like Switzerland and Canada. The Latin aversion to direct taxation was an important factor in its decline. In order to fill the gap, they had an export tax, especially on beef and grain. This may have worked at the time - there was great demand in war-ravaged Europe for such products. This was before the EU Common Agricultural Policy, and the widespread increase in European food production, literally from Ireland to Russia.

    Also in 1945, Argentina had a population of 15m, now it's 45m. Taxation policy did not produce enough revenue to build the infrastructure for the urbanisation and industrialisation necessary to support this growth at First World standards.

    Replies: @Charon

  21. Steve,

    I suspect the key reason the President of Argentina would have supported this measure is the personal connection to the issue – see President Alberto Fernández’s son “Dyhzy”.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Hugo Sam

    President Alberto Fernández’s son “Dyhzy”.

    Because we are taught to think in Marxist terms, and the Great Man theory of history is triple-bad, we tend to just not even see how much the "personal is political" reality has always existed. The gang leaders glorious nobles of the medieval era wanted their sons and daughters to carry on the family line; the boss wants his son to run the business; the Party leader wants to ensure his family continues to march at the forefront of the glorious revo, etc., etc. etc. It's just human nature.

    Plus as I said before, it's called globalhomo for a reason.

  22. Speaking of Hispanic perverts, Rodrigo “Rodney” Alcala is dead. Probably the creepiest contestant on The Dating Game.

    Somebody, play “Tijuana Taxi”. For old times’ sake.

    Rodney Alcala, ‘The Dating Game Killer,’ Dead at 77

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Alcala

  23. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/tummymuncher/status/1419143034122477569?s=20

    Lol See Eye Eh not sending their best.

    Replies: @El Dato, @TruthHurts2k21

    They are just phoning it in at this time.

    5 minutes of hate for NPCs. Tucker slips in the role of Emmanuel Goldstein.

  24. Starship Transgendered?

    Does this mean Mobile Infantry is going Woke?
    It does!?
    SMOD!!!

    Wishing I Were On Washout Lane,
    Juan “Johnny” Rico,
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Dialogue: You’re it until you’re dead or till I find somebody gayer.
    The only good Globohomo Brain Bug is a dead Globohomo Brain Bug!
    Welcome to the Roughnecks…er…um…better make that Rico’s Rouge-necks!

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @reactionry


    Wishing I Were On Washout Lane,
    Juan “Johnny” Rico,
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
     
    I'm pretty sure that Johnny Rico was a filipino in the book.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  25. The president’s son is supposedly a “transgender” – well not really, since he appears to have kept his sexual organs, but identifies as a “fluid genderless queer” or something like that.

    The current government is very attached to global progressive causes. Same reason why they approved abortion.

    Of course, the whole thing is very stupid, as it will lead just to an increase of fake transgenders, or transgenders just in paper. Government workers in Argentina are famously inept and corrupt.

    As for the country, I think it gets too much bad press; at the beginning of the 20th century, it used to be considered a prosperous country; it had many things going for it. It had a large population of Europeans. Buenos Aires at the time had a majority of European immigrants, and the city was rebuilt on the style of European capitals. They had a very cultured upper class. Jorge Luis Borges and a few Nobel prizes in science are a product of that environment.

    But the country was plagued by corruption, bad political leaders, in particular Perón, who left a very bad and continuing legacy of demagogy, and it didn’t develop well – even today, Brazil is more advanced technologically and industrially, while Argentina is mostly agrarian. In the last decades, massive indigenous immigration from Peru and Bolivia sealed the country’s fate. It has no solution anymore. The dream of being an “European country” in South America is finished.

    • Replies: @Cosmohicks
    @Dumbo

    Borges basically a 80% white nerd who lived in a library, reading Bertrand Russell books all day. If you look at his nonfiction, he writes like George Orwell, not some Latino mystic. Without question, the Nazis were more alienated from mainstream Anglo intellectual culture during the war years than Borges.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    , @AndrewR
    @Dumbo

    Argentina is a mess but it is still enjoyable for an American to visit. You can live like a king for very cheap.

  26. One Cheer For Argentina?

    Give me a T…give me an R…give me an A…give me an N…
    – Luisa Angelica Firpo, The Wild Bull of the Pom-Poms

  27. Tucker Carlson was confronted by an aggressive civilian today.

    Turns out the guy is a CIA agent.

    https://twitter.com/tummymuncher/status/1419143034122477569

    Hmmm……..

    A CIA agent.

    As they say, you can learn a lot just by watching.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Was there anyone who thought it was real?

  28. @Anonymous
    Argentina's government has a history of profligacy and incompetence. It has defaulted twice in this century already, and 9 times in its history.

    https://www.dw.com/en/argentina-in-default-for-second-time-this-century/a-53542302

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2019-09-11/one-country-eight-defaults-the-argentine-debacles

    At midnight Saturday, after months of histrionics, the clock ran out on Argentina.

    It had failed to put up the $500 million it owed foreign bondholders and, in so doing, had fallen into default for the ninth time in its history. It's a staggering number, putting the South American country in an elite league of serial defaulters that includes the likes of Ecuador, Uruguay and Turkey.
     

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Daniel H, @BB753

    Argentina’s government has a history of profligacy and incompetence. It has defaulted twice in this century already, and 9 times in its history.

    Yeah, but they can keep coming back to the western capital markets. Tell me, who is the real chump?

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Daniel H

    My late friend John's grandfather was a member of the National Golf Links of America, had played through founder/designer Charles Blair Macdonald's foursome. When we went to play The National in 1986, John's uncle was an executive at a famous New York bank in charge of negotiating the banks' billions back from the bankrupt Argentines. He wanted to bet us over what we'd score the next day at NGLA. We ended up in an hour long negotiation over the bet, with me finally agreeing I'd have to play the best game of my life to win the bet just to end the negotiation.

    I finally felt some sympathy for the Argentines.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    , @vhrm
    @Daniel H


    Yeah, but they can keep coming back to the western capital markets. Tell me, who is the real chump?

     

    You know, this is something that i struggle with. My nature is fairly conservative, but in the world we've built if you haven't bankrupted a company or two maybe you're not taking enough risk.

    We saw the same thing in the 2007 crash (and the 2000 crash)... there's a meta game here that i don't want to wrap my mind around or play, but it's hard to deny it exists.

  29. @Daniel H
    @Anonymous


    Argentina’s government has a history of profligacy and incompetence. It has defaulted twice in this century already, and 9 times in its history.
     
    Yeah, but they can keep coming back to the western capital markets. Tell me, who is the real chump?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @vhrm

    My late friend John’s grandfather was a member of the National Golf Links of America, had played through founder/designer Charles Blair Macdonald’s foursome. When we went to play The National in 1986, John’s uncle was an executive at a famous New York bank in charge of negotiating the banks’ billions back from the bankrupt Argentines. He wanted to bet us over what we’d score the next day at NGLA. We ended up in an hour long negotiation over the bet, with me finally agreeing I’d have to play the best game of my life to win the bet just to end the negotiation.

    I finally felt some sympathy for the Argentines.

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
    • LOL: mc23
    • Replies: @Gary in Gramercy
    @Steve Sailer

    It sounds as if your friend's uncle graduated from the Calvin Coolidge School of Debt Forgiveness.

    Replies: @Hibernian

  30. Anonymous[771] • Disclaimer says:
    @reactionry
    Starship Transgendered?

    Does this mean Mobile Infantry is going Woke?
    It does!?
    SMOD!!!

    Wishing I Were On Washout Lane,
    Juan "Johnny" Rico,
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Dialogue: You're it until you're dead or till I find somebody gayer.
    The only good Globohomo Brain Bug is a dead Globohomo Brain Bug!
    Welcome to the Roughnecks...er...um...better make that Rico's Rouge-necks!

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Wishing I Were On Washout Lane,
    Juan “Johnny” Rico,
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    I’m pretty sure that Johnny Rico was a filipino in the book.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Johnny Rico's mom is killed when visiting Buenos Aires in "Starship Troopers," but on the next to last page you find out he grew up speaking Tagalog. I don't think movie director Paul Verhoeven read anywhere close to the end.

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

    Heinlein had used the race surprise twist at least once before: in his excellent "Tunnel In the Sky," a sort of anti-"Lord of the Flies" from 1955, his main character Rod Walker turns out to almost certainly be black due to an accumulation of small clues. Heinlein had baited readers by having the girl with the crush on Rod being Caroline the might Zulu huntress -- miscegenation! -- but young Rod's not all that interested in girls, plus when he finally gets home his sister is said to be the same color as Caroline, so if he'd married Caroline it wouldn't be miscegenation anyway. Very clever.

    Some brilliant creative artists are obsessive researchers, but others, such as Verhoeven, read 100 pages of the book they are supposed to adapt to film, toss it aside, and go off with their own obsessions.

    For example, Paul Thomas Anderson only read the first half of the pretty good Upton Sinclair novel he adapted into "There Shall Be Blood" and thus missed the whole Teapot Dome scandal aspect. And then after the Sinclair novel was published, the situation led to the spectacular Greystone Mansion murder-suicide that was the central influence on Raymond Chandler. The raw material was so great it could have been the best ... movie ... ever, but PTA couldn't sit through it so it only ended up being the second best movie of a strong year.

    A friend of mine had a small role in "There Will Be Blood," but after seeing the first 20 minutes of the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men," he said to himself, "Ah, crap, we're not winning the Best Picture Oscar."

    Replies: @zacie, @Redneck farmer, @J.Ross, @anon, @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

  31. @Anonymous
    @reactionry


    Wishing I Were On Washout Lane,
    Juan “Johnny” Rico,
    Buenos Aires, Argentina
     
    I'm pretty sure that Johnny Rico was a filipino in the book.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Johnny Rico’s mom is killed when visiting Buenos Aires in “Starship Troopers,” but on the next to last page you find out he grew up speaking Tagalog. I don’t think movie director Paul Verhoeven read anywhere close to the end.

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

    Heinlein had used the race surprise twist at least once before: in his excellent “Tunnel In the Sky,” a sort of anti-“Lord of the Flies” from 1955, his main character Rod Walker turns out to almost certainly be black due to an accumulation of small clues. Heinlein had baited readers by having the girl with the crush on Rod being Caroline the might Zulu huntress — miscegenation! — but young Rod’s not all that interested in girls, plus when he finally gets home his sister is said to be the same color as Caroline, so if he’d married Caroline it wouldn’t be miscegenation anyway. Very clever.

    Some brilliant creative artists are obsessive researchers, but others, such as Verhoeven, read 100 pages of the book they are supposed to adapt to film, toss it aside, and go off with their own obsessions.

    For example, Paul Thomas Anderson only read the first half of the pretty good Upton Sinclair novel he adapted into “There Shall Be Blood” and thus missed the whole Teapot Dome scandal aspect. And then after the Sinclair novel was published, the situation led to the spectacular Greystone Mansion murder-suicide that was the central influence on Raymond Chandler. The raw material was so great it could have been the best … movie … ever, but PTA couldn’t sit through it so it only ended up being the second best movie of a strong year.

    A friend of mine had a small role in “There Will Be Blood,” but after seeing the first 20 minutes of the Coen Brothers’ “No Country for Old Men,” he said to himself, “Ah, crap, we’re not winning the Best Picture Oscar.”

    • Thanks: Escher
    • Replies: @zacie
    @Steve Sailer

    My Ballantine books 1977 copy of Tunnel in the Sky clearly has the protagonist illustrated as a white dude, FWIW.

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Steve Sailer

    Verhoeven supposedly threw away the book partway through the second chapter. The props guys begged him to use the "suits" worn by the Mobile Infantry, but he refused. Had to show off Van Diem and Meyer.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @J.Ross
    @Steve Sailer

    NCFOM does follow the book pretty closely. The most literally severe case is Blade Runner, an adaptation of Philip K Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep using the title and only the title of a William Burroughs story.
    Is the most egregious example of this Akiva Goldsman's I, Robot?

    , @anon
    @Steve Sailer

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation

    "Starship Troopers" is essentially the Pacific war retold; the Navy is still the Navy, while the Marines are changed to cap troopers. Islands in the Pacific become planets. A real-deal interstellar war would involve a whole lot of orbital masses besides planets.

    The only part of the movie worth watching involves showers.

    , @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms
    @Steve Sailer


    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

     

    You left out the context. Who was Philippine's colonial master before WW2?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine%E2%80%93American_War#Atrocities

    Up to a million Filipino civilians perished in the war against the Americans. Filipinos received support from Japan.

    America was Japan's biggest oil and materiel supplier up till 1940.

    On the execution of Yamashita:

    While the execution remains debatable in the sense that there are good arguments on either side, there is little question that it represented “victor’s justice” in the sense that it touched upon specific American and Filipino sensitivities regarding the occupation of the Philippines.

     

    https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/after-manila-the-law-of-armed-conflict-and-victors-justice/

    Philippines today have amongst highest positive views of Japan in Asia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Philippines_relations

    Replies: @Malla

  32. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Johnny Rico's mom is killed when visiting Buenos Aires in "Starship Troopers," but on the next to last page you find out he grew up speaking Tagalog. I don't think movie director Paul Verhoeven read anywhere close to the end.

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

    Heinlein had used the race surprise twist at least once before: in his excellent "Tunnel In the Sky," a sort of anti-"Lord of the Flies" from 1955, his main character Rod Walker turns out to almost certainly be black due to an accumulation of small clues. Heinlein had baited readers by having the girl with the crush on Rod being Caroline the might Zulu huntress -- miscegenation! -- but young Rod's not all that interested in girls, plus when he finally gets home his sister is said to be the same color as Caroline, so if he'd married Caroline it wouldn't be miscegenation anyway. Very clever.

    Some brilliant creative artists are obsessive researchers, but others, such as Verhoeven, read 100 pages of the book they are supposed to adapt to film, toss it aside, and go off with their own obsessions.

    For example, Paul Thomas Anderson only read the first half of the pretty good Upton Sinclair novel he adapted into "There Shall Be Blood" and thus missed the whole Teapot Dome scandal aspect. And then after the Sinclair novel was published, the situation led to the spectacular Greystone Mansion murder-suicide that was the central influence on Raymond Chandler. The raw material was so great it could have been the best ... movie ... ever, but PTA couldn't sit through it so it only ended up being the second best movie of a strong year.

    A friend of mine had a small role in "There Will Be Blood," but after seeing the first 20 minutes of the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men," he said to himself, "Ah, crap, we're not winning the Best Picture Oscar."

    Replies: @zacie, @Redneck farmer, @J.Ross, @anon, @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    My Ballantine books 1977 copy of Tunnel in the Sky clearly has the protagonist illustrated as a white dude, FWIW.

  33. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Johnny Rico's mom is killed when visiting Buenos Aires in "Starship Troopers," but on the next to last page you find out he grew up speaking Tagalog. I don't think movie director Paul Verhoeven read anywhere close to the end.

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

    Heinlein had used the race surprise twist at least once before: in his excellent "Tunnel In the Sky," a sort of anti-"Lord of the Flies" from 1955, his main character Rod Walker turns out to almost certainly be black due to an accumulation of small clues. Heinlein had baited readers by having the girl with the crush on Rod being Caroline the might Zulu huntress -- miscegenation! -- but young Rod's not all that interested in girls, plus when he finally gets home his sister is said to be the same color as Caroline, so if he'd married Caroline it wouldn't be miscegenation anyway. Very clever.

    Some brilliant creative artists are obsessive researchers, but others, such as Verhoeven, read 100 pages of the book they are supposed to adapt to film, toss it aside, and go off with their own obsessions.

    For example, Paul Thomas Anderson only read the first half of the pretty good Upton Sinclair novel he adapted into "There Shall Be Blood" and thus missed the whole Teapot Dome scandal aspect. And then after the Sinclair novel was published, the situation led to the spectacular Greystone Mansion murder-suicide that was the central influence on Raymond Chandler. The raw material was so great it could have been the best ... movie ... ever, but PTA couldn't sit through it so it only ended up being the second best movie of a strong year.

    A friend of mine had a small role in "There Will Be Blood," but after seeing the first 20 minutes of the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men," he said to himself, "Ah, crap, we're not winning the Best Picture Oscar."

    Replies: @zacie, @Redneck farmer, @J.Ross, @anon, @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Verhoeven supposedly threw away the book partway through the second chapter. The props guys begged him to use the “suits” worn by the Mobile Infantry, but he refused. Had to show off Van Diem and Meyer.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Yeah, the rocket-assisted fighting suits in Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" are awesome. But they are left out of Verhoeven's version.

    On the other hand, Verhoeven was a helluva film director, so a lot of people love his version.

    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation, so his version of "Starship Troopers" is a satiric tribute to his beloved old Nazi movies. That's unfair to Heinlein, but also pretty cool. Other movies inspired by Nazi movies include "Inglourious Basterds," "Titanic," and "Star Wars," which is a not bad list.

    Replies: @Wignat is a slur, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar, @Dumbo

  34. @Anonymous
    @TruthRevolution.net

    It was basically a British economic colony, with lots of foreign investment and agricultural exports as it is one of the largest countries in the world with some of the most arable and fertile land. That made it one of the richest countries for a while, kind of like the oil states today.

    Replies: @Verymuchalive

    It’s hard to believe that as recently as the late 1940s, Argentina had the 5th highest GNP per capita in the world, ahead of places like Switzerland and Canada. The Latin aversion to direct taxation was an important factor in its decline. In order to fill the gap, they had an export tax, especially on beef and grain. This may have worked at the time – there was great demand in war-ravaged Europe for such products. This was before the EU Common Agricultural Policy, and the widespread increase in European food production, literally from Ireland to Russia.

    Also in 1945, Argentina had a population of 15m, now it’s 45m. Taxation policy did not produce enough revenue to build the infrastructure for the urbanisation and industrialisation necessary to support this growth at First World standards.

    • Thanks: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Charon
    @Verymuchalive

    Argentina also made the fatal error of importing a few million primitive, third-world migrants from the tropical regions of Latin America. That can sink even an advanced society.

    Replies: @Rob, @Verymuchalive

  35. @Verymuchalive
    @Anonymous

    It's hard to believe that as recently as the late 1940s, Argentina had the 5th highest GNP per capita in the world, ahead of places like Switzerland and Canada. The Latin aversion to direct taxation was an important factor in its decline. In order to fill the gap, they had an export tax, especially on beef and grain. This may have worked at the time - there was great demand in war-ravaged Europe for such products. This was before the EU Common Agricultural Policy, and the widespread increase in European food production, literally from Ireland to Russia.

    Also in 1945, Argentina had a population of 15m, now it's 45m. Taxation policy did not produce enough revenue to build the infrastructure for the urbanisation and industrialisation necessary to support this growth at First World standards.

    Replies: @Charon

    Argentina also made the fatal error of importing a few million primitive, third-world migrants from the tropical regions of Latin America. That can sink even an advanced society.

    • Replies: @Rob
    @Charon

    What dumbasses. USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
    Wiait, um…

    Oh Jeez

    , @Verymuchalive
    @Charon

    One of several fatal mistakes committed by Argentina. But the patient is still wandering about as if nothing has happened. When the end finally comes, no doubt it will come as a complete surprise to the patient.

  36. @Redneck farmer
    @Steve Sailer

    Verhoeven supposedly threw away the book partway through the second chapter. The props guys begged him to use the "suits" worn by the Mobile Infantry, but he refused. Had to show off Van Diem and Meyer.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, the rocket-assisted fighting suits in Heinlein’s “Starship Troopers” are awesome. But they are left out of Verhoeven’s version.

    On the other hand, Verhoeven was a helluva film director, so a lot of people love his version.

    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation, so his version of “Starship Troopers” is a satiric tribute to his beloved old Nazi movies. That’s unfair to Heinlein, but also pretty cool. Other movies inspired by Nazi movies include “Inglourious Basterds,” “Titanic,” and “Star Wars,” which is a not bad list.

    • Replies: @Wignat is a slur
    @Steve Sailer

    Inglorious Basterds is a Nazi film. The Jews are deranged psychos who trap the noble, handsome Aryans in a cinema (get it) before burning them to death.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @Ghost of Bull Moose
    @Steve Sailer

    Great, now I want to watch a bunch of nazi movies.

    , @J.Ross
    @Steve Sailer

    Nazis were actually objectively good filmmakers and a lot of their films, some of which are in color, are still around digital archives and tube sites despite various purges. They did a Munchaussen which is surprisingly not family-safe but otherwise charming.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation...
     
    So he's the Tom of Finland of filmdom. "The whole Nazi philosophy, the racism and all that, is hateful to me, but of course I drew them anyway—they had the sexiest uniforms!"

    I saw one or two of Verhoeven's Dutch flicks in my art-house days, and never bothered to see any in English. Was it one of his in which beer-bellied Jeroen Krabbe descended a spiral staircase full-frontal? I'm glad I didn't buy popcorn!

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    , @Dumbo
    @Steve Sailer

    Nazi movies? The only truly great Nazi film director was Leni Riefehnstal. All other greats of the time (Murnau, Lang) left to America. "Jew Süss" was interesting and well-produced, but no masterpiece. I am not sure which other "Nazi movies" are there that merit much mention.

    Vernhoeven wasn't ever that great. His best film was probably Robocop. I mean, OK, but not a staggering work of genius. Well, perhaps he's better than Tarantino, I'll grant you that. I really dislike Tarantino.

  37. Buenxs Aires.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Charlie_U


    Buenxs Aires.
     
    Buenas Fairies.

    Hell, Anus Berries.
  38. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Yeah, the rocket-assisted fighting suits in Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" are awesome. But they are left out of Verhoeven's version.

    On the other hand, Verhoeven was a helluva film director, so a lot of people love his version.

    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation, so his version of "Starship Troopers" is a satiric tribute to his beloved old Nazi movies. That's unfair to Heinlein, but also pretty cool. Other movies inspired by Nazi movies include "Inglourious Basterds," "Titanic," and "Star Wars," which is a not bad list.

    Replies: @Wignat is a slur, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar, @Dumbo

    Inglorious Basterds is a Nazi film. The Jews are deranged psychos who trap the noble, handsome Aryans in a cinema (get it) before burning them to death.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Wignat is a slur

    Well, yeah, Tarantino explained that the point of "Inglourious Basterds" is imagining himself as Goebbles and Harvey Weinstein as Hitler:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/kill_adolf/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/09/hollywoods-jewish-avenger/307619/

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Jenner Ickham Errican

  39. I thought Argentina had already put this behind them…

  40. @Wignat is a slur
    @Steve Sailer

    Inglorious Basterds is a Nazi film. The Jews are deranged psychos who trap the noble, handsome Aryans in a cinema (get it) before burning them to death.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Well, yeah, Tarantino explained that the point of “Inglourious Basterds” is imagining himself as Goebbles and Harvey Weinstein as Hitler:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/kill_adolf/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/09/hollywoods-jewish-avenger/307619/

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Steve Sailer

    So that would make Chris Waltz Anne Frank.

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Steve Sailer

    The most interesting part of Goldberg’s Atlantic article:


    Eli Roth told me that Tarantino came to his home for Passover just as he was wrestling with the final act of Basterds.

    “I was his Jewish sounding board,” Roth said. “‘Would a Jew do this, would a Jew do that?’ He kind of didn’t have an ending. But after the seder, he said, ‘I’m going home to finish.’ He understood that we are still pissed off about things that happened to us 3,000 years ago. At the end of the seder, we talked about how the Jewish thing was to remember, that there was no absolution.” [emphasis added]
     
  41. @Steve Sailer
    @Wignat is a slur

    Well, yeah, Tarantino explained that the point of "Inglourious Basterds" is imagining himself as Goebbles and Harvey Weinstein as Hitler:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/kill_adolf/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/09/hollywoods-jewish-avenger/307619/

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    So that would make Chris Waltz Anne Frank.

  42. @Dumbo
    The president's son is supposedly a "transgender" - well not really, since he appears to have kept his sexual organs, but identifies as a "fluid genderless queer" or something like that.

    The current government is very attached to global progressive causes. Same reason why they approved abortion.

    Of course, the whole thing is very stupid, as it will lead just to an increase of fake transgenders, or transgenders just in paper. Government workers in Argentina are famously inept and corrupt.

    As for the country, I think it gets too much bad press; at the beginning of the 20th century, it used to be considered a prosperous country; it had many things going for it. It had a large population of Europeans. Buenos Aires at the time had a majority of European immigrants, and the city was rebuilt on the style of European capitals. They had a very cultured upper class. Jorge Luis Borges and a few Nobel prizes in science are a product of that environment.

    But the country was plagued by corruption, bad political leaders, in particular Perón, who left a very bad and continuing legacy of demagogy, and it didn't develop well - even today, Brazil is more advanced technologically and industrially, while Argentina is mostly agrarian. In the last decades, massive indigenous immigration from Peru and Bolivia sealed the country's fate. It has no solution anymore. The dream of being an "European country" in South America is finished.

    Replies: @Cosmohicks, @AndrewR

    Borges basically a 80% white nerd who lived in a library, reading Bertrand Russell books all day. If you look at his nonfiction, he writes like George Orwell, not some Latino mystic. Without question, the Nazis were more alienated from mainstream Anglo intellectual culture during the war years than Borges.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    @Cosmohicks

    I'm not sure what you're trying to say, nor what the Nazis have to to with any of that. Sure, Borges was an Anglophile, and had partly Anglo origins, one of his grandmothers was English and he was educated in English, the rest of the family was mostly Spanish and Portuguese so he could even be 100% European, although he might have some native ancestors, but that's neither here nor there.

    Although a genius and therefore different from his colleagues, he was not a completely isolated voice, he was part of the cultural milieu that at the time in Argentina, a culture that was very much European in ethos and saw in particular England and France as models, although not reneging some local traditions -- Borges wrote many stories about gauchos too.

    I don't think he was much of a fan of Bertrand Russell, he preferred Chesterton.

    Anyway, my point is that Argentina from the early 20th century until roughly the 1950s had many things going for it, and perhaps could have developed in a better way. They wouldn't become Switzerland, of course, but could perhaps have become more like Spain, or Southern Italy. But they screwed up big time, and now, in some aspects, they are worse than Brazil. Well, they have less Africans and therefore a bit less violent crime, although that also has gotten worse in the last decades.

  43. @Charon
    @Verymuchalive

    Argentina also made the fatal error of importing a few million primitive, third-world migrants from the tropical regions of Latin America. That can sink even an advanced society.

    Replies: @Rob, @Verymuchalive

    What dumbasses. USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!
    Wiait, um…

    Oh Jeez

  44. @Daniel H
    Good. Maybe latin transexuals will go to Argentina and stay out of Queens, New York.

    Replies: @Mike Tre

    How long before the US starts experiencing Reassignment Tourism?

  45. @Charon
    @Verymuchalive

    Argentina also made the fatal error of importing a few million primitive, third-world migrants from the tropical regions of Latin America. That can sink even an advanced society.

    Replies: @Rob, @Verymuchalive

    One of several fatal mistakes committed by Argentina. But the patient is still wandering about as if nothing has happened. When the end finally comes, no doubt it will come as a complete surprise to the patient.

  46. @Intelligent Dasein
    @Buffalo Joe

    A scarier thought: How long before the government starts reassigning unwilling employees to meet its quota?

    On a different tack, can you imagine how this will negatively impact the moral of government workers? If you were a government clerk who had to deal with an unruly public all day, think about how they would now be empowered to call you a girl-man or a ladyboy or whatever else they say.

    This transgender stuff is seriously sickening.

    Replies: @BB753

    “This transgender stuff is seriously sickening.”

    Well, that’s really the point. It’s part of the psychological warfare waged by our globalist overlords upon society to demoralize and subvert the West, the better to crush us former citizens, soon slaves.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @BB753


    @Intelligent Dasein

    “This transgender stuff is seriously sickening.”

    Well, that’s really the point. It’s part of the psychological warfare waged by our globalist overlords upon society to demoralize and subvert the West, the better to crush us former citizens, soon slaves.
     

    It's remarkable how fast it's progressed. The whole trans-normalization campaign seemed to spring up from nowhere in the spring of 2015, when Bruce Jenner came out. Before that they were just marginal freaks. Interestingly, it was right about the time that the Nazgul Supreme Court conjured fake-and-gay-marriage into existence. It's almost as if, after having achieved victory in one campaign, Globohomo moved right on to the next.

    I guess Argentina has to bend the knee to keep those IMF loans coming. Or maybe they're just as pozzed as the rest of the Western World.

    Replies: @Daniel H

  47. @Thomm
    How can a middle-income country, that is not English-speaking, get this pressured by the international woke hydra?

    I mean, even in the US, transgenders are what, 0.3% of the population, maybe less?

    I would be surprised in Argentina has even 1 out of 10,000. Most Argentines have probably never even seen one.

    How does the 'woke' cancer spread so far, that too to a country where people don't consume English-language media, despite the obvious ridiculousness of the entire 'transgender' premise?

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer, @al gore rhythms, @Spect3r, @Malla, @Boomthorkell

    How does the ‘woke’ cancer spread so far, that too to a country where people don’t consume English-language media, despite the obvious ridiculousness of the entire ‘transgender’ premise?

    Indeed. Look at the recognition of ” Homosexual Marriage” over most of Latin America. The cravenness of the political elites, overwhelmingly white, on these matters is astonishing. Amongst white countries, Russia is the main standout. Putin’s successor will be more hardline than he is. Russia will remain the principal hope for white peoples for many years to come. Russia Floreat.

  48. Meanwhile:

    https://thehill.com/policy/defense/564423-senate-panel-votes-to-make-women-register-for-draft

    The Senate should be abolished. The practice of electing senators was ostensibly to make the institution more democratic, but it’s turned out to be the exact opposite.

    If we could re-establish the old system of appointing senators by state legislatures (which won’t happen, just conjecturing) that would be an immediate boon to the Republican party, which does quite well in local elections. As it is, they are our House of Lords – elected for life, and untouchable.

    We won’t have a draft, ever, but the symbolism of this is appalling. I hope parents resist.

  49. @Thomm
    How can a middle-income country, that is not English-speaking, get this pressured by the international woke hydra?

    I mean, even in the US, transgenders are what, 0.3% of the population, maybe less?

    I would be surprised in Argentina has even 1 out of 10,000. Most Argentines have probably never even seen one.

    How does the 'woke' cancer spread so far, that too to a country where people don't consume English-language media, despite the obvious ridiculousness of the entire 'transgender' premise?

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer, @al gore rhythms, @Spect3r, @Malla, @Boomthorkell

    Because it wasn’t. The commenters here, mostly Americans who never set foot outside the US, think that the whole world is one big America. It ain’t true.

    Thailand needs no instruction from the US in gender weirdness.

    • Agree: Triteleia Laxa
  50. @Steve Sailer
    @Daniel H

    My late friend John's grandfather was a member of the National Golf Links of America, had played through founder/designer Charles Blair Macdonald's foursome. When we went to play The National in 1986, John's uncle was an executive at a famous New York bank in charge of negotiating the banks' billions back from the bankrupt Argentines. He wanted to bet us over what we'd score the next day at NGLA. We ended up in an hour long negotiation over the bet, with me finally agreeing I'd have to play the best game of my life to win the bet just to end the negotiation.

    I finally felt some sympathy for the Argentines.

    Replies: @Gary in Gramercy

    It sounds as if your friend’s uncle graduated from the Calvin Coolidge School of Debt Forgiveness.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Gary in Gramercy

    "Ford to City: Drop Dead!"

  51. @Dumbo
    The president's son is supposedly a "transgender" - well not really, since he appears to have kept his sexual organs, but identifies as a "fluid genderless queer" or something like that.

    The current government is very attached to global progressive causes. Same reason why they approved abortion.

    Of course, the whole thing is very stupid, as it will lead just to an increase of fake transgenders, or transgenders just in paper. Government workers in Argentina are famously inept and corrupt.

    As for the country, I think it gets too much bad press; at the beginning of the 20th century, it used to be considered a prosperous country; it had many things going for it. It had a large population of Europeans. Buenos Aires at the time had a majority of European immigrants, and the city was rebuilt on the style of European capitals. They had a very cultured upper class. Jorge Luis Borges and a few Nobel prizes in science are a product of that environment.

    But the country was plagued by corruption, bad political leaders, in particular Perón, who left a very bad and continuing legacy of demagogy, and it didn't develop well - even today, Brazil is more advanced technologically and industrially, while Argentina is mostly agrarian. In the last decades, massive indigenous immigration from Peru and Bolivia sealed the country's fate. It has no solution anymore. The dream of being an "European country" in South America is finished.

    Replies: @Cosmohicks, @AndrewR

    Argentina is a mess but it is still enjoyable for an American to visit. You can live like a king for very cheap.

  52. @Anonymous
    Argentina's government has a history of profligacy and incompetence. It has defaulted twice in this century already, and 9 times in its history.

    https://www.dw.com/en/argentina-in-default-for-second-time-this-century/a-53542302

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2019-09-11/one-country-eight-defaults-the-argentine-debacles

    At midnight Saturday, after months of histrionics, the clock ran out on Argentina.

    It had failed to put up the $500 million it owed foreign bondholders and, in so doing, had fallen into default for the ninth time in its history. It's a staggering number, putting the South American country in an elite league of serial defaulters that includes the likes of Ecuador, Uruguay and Turkey.
     

    Replies: @TruthRevolution.net, @Daniel H, @BB753

    How many times would the USA have defaulted if not for the deceptive ability of the Fed to print dollars?

    • Agree: Daniel H
    • Thanks: Hibernian
  53. @Clyde
    GDP (nominal) per capita (Wikipedia)
    $68,309 -USA
    $9,122 ---Argentina

    Argentina is very poor compared to the US. How do these disgusting trans-whatevers get lift-off there? I thought trans-mania was for top tier clown world nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita
    $11,654 -- Russia
    $62,723 --- Australia

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Anonymous, @Sollipsist

    I thought trans-mania was for top tier clown world nations.

    It is, but there are two reasons Argentina is playing along:

    1.) They’re trying to curry favor with the US and other top tier globalhomo participants; and

    2.) They don’t want to admit they’re not one of the top tier clown world nations.

    • Replies: @Triteleia Laxa
    @JR Ewing

    Or perhaps the US doesn't make this stuff happen. It is just excellent at getting ahead of trends.

    Replies: @Mehen

  54. I stopped caring about Argentina after watching the TV miniseries “The Rhinemann Exchange,” whose plot was so convoluted the actors admitted they were at sea during filming. Was it wrong of me to blame the country?

    It is a relief to know we’re not the only ones gone silly.

  55. @Rob
    Can I be trans trans? Like, I’m a male. Now I identify as a woman. Wait for it… now I identify as a man. Not as a man again. A totally different man. I am I transgender? How long would I have to identify as a woman to mak make the switch towards being a dude again?

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Harry Baldwin, @Joe Stalin

    Good point.

  56. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Yeah, the rocket-assisted fighting suits in Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" are awesome. But they are left out of Verhoeven's version.

    On the other hand, Verhoeven was a helluva film director, so a lot of people love his version.

    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation, so his version of "Starship Troopers" is a satiric tribute to his beloved old Nazi movies. That's unfair to Heinlein, but also pretty cool. Other movies inspired by Nazi movies include "Inglourious Basterds," "Titanic," and "Star Wars," which is a not bad list.

    Replies: @Wignat is a slur, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar, @Dumbo

    Great, now I want to watch a bunch of nazi movies.

  57. @JohnnyWalker123
    Tucker Carlson was confronted by an aggressive civilian today.

    Turns out the guy is a CIA agent.

    https://twitter.com/tummymuncher/status/1419143034122477569

    Hmmm........

    A CIA agent.

    As they say, you can learn a lot just by watching.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    Was there anyone who thought it was real?

  58. @Redneck farmer
    "Do not cry for me, Argentina"

    Replies: @Joe Stalin

  59. Anonymous[234] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clyde
    GDP (nominal) per capita (Wikipedia)
    $68,309 -USA
    $9,122 ---Argentina

    Argentina is very poor compared to the US. How do these disgusting trans-whatevers get lift-off there? I thought trans-mania was for top tier clown world nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita
    $11,654 -- Russia
    $62,723 --- Australia

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Anonymous, @Sollipsist

    These GDP comparisons need to be in PPP terms to be meaningful.

  60. Abolish transgenderism

  61. Anonymous[319] • Disclaimer says:
    @Stan d Mute
    Argentina has been a complete joke for my entire life. Perhaps the most compelling evidence of incompetence was the Top Gear special filmed in Argentina. Not only could they not defend the Falkland Islands, they couldn’t defend themselves against an English film crew and Jeremy Clarkson mocking them as pathetic bitches.

    “Argentinian” carries all the prestige of “Barundian”.

    And that’s despite the fact that the Pamplas are the best ranching (a traditional white occupation) lands in the world.

    Argentina has nothing but upside potential and yet inevitably turns gold into shit.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Chile which has a similar ethnic makeup seems better run at every level. I don’t know the reason for this.

    • Replies: @Stan d Mute
    @Anonymous

    Helicopters?

    , @res
    @Anonymous

    This economic comparison might be of interest. Dropdown menu has other comparisons.
    https://www.indexmundi.com/factbook/compare/argentina.chile/economy

    , @Hibernian
    @Anonymous

    Chile is, or at least was historically, less European.

    Replies: @anon

  62. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Yeah, the rocket-assisted fighting suits in Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" are awesome. But they are left out of Verhoeven's version.

    On the other hand, Verhoeven was a helluva film director, so a lot of people love his version.

    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation, so his version of "Starship Troopers" is a satiric tribute to his beloved old Nazi movies. That's unfair to Heinlein, but also pretty cool. Other movies inspired by Nazi movies include "Inglourious Basterds," "Titanic," and "Star Wars," which is a not bad list.

    Replies: @Wignat is a slur, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar, @Dumbo

    Nazis were actually objectively good filmmakers and a lot of their films, some of which are in color, are still around digital archives and tube sites despite various purges. They did a Munchaussen which is surprisingly not family-safe but otherwise charming.

  63. @Rob
    Can I be trans trans? Like, I’m a male. Now I identify as a woman. Wait for it… now I identify as a man. Not as a man again. A totally different man. I am I transgender? How long would I have to identify as a woman to mak make the switch towards being a dude again?

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Harry Baldwin, @Joe Stalin

    This is a brilliant question. We need some Maimonides-like hairsplitter to resolve such issues.

  64. I predict a sharp uptick in “transgenders” as a way for some people to game the system and get a good government job with the attendant pension, health care, and longevity in a country with high joblessness.

  65. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/tummymuncher/status/1419143034122477569?s=20

    Lol See Eye Eh not sending their best.

    Replies: @El Dato, @TruthHurts2k21

    Delusional boomers thinking they understand youth culture. Should’ve been on Tik Tok, not Instagram, for starters.

  66. @Thomm
    How can a middle-income country, that is not English-speaking, get this pressured by the international woke hydra?

    I mean, even in the US, transgenders are what, 0.3% of the population, maybe less?

    I would be surprised in Argentina has even 1 out of 10,000. Most Argentines have probably never even seen one.

    How does the 'woke' cancer spread so far, that too to a country where people don't consume English-language media, despite the obvious ridiculousness of the entire 'transgender' premise?

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer, @al gore rhythms, @Spect3r, @Malla, @Boomthorkell

    America. A friend was telling me the other day of a friend in Puerto Rico who is now having to homeschool because of trans propaganda in the schools there, which is being brought over by American NGO’s.

    • Replies: @al gore rhythms
    @al gore rhythms

    I meant Costa Rica. No idea why I said Puerto Rico.

  67. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Yeah, the rocket-assisted fighting suits in Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" are awesome. But they are left out of Verhoeven's version.

    On the other hand, Verhoeven was a helluva film director, so a lot of people love his version.

    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation, so his version of "Starship Troopers" is a satiric tribute to his beloved old Nazi movies. That's unfair to Heinlein, but also pretty cool. Other movies inspired by Nazi movies include "Inglourious Basterds," "Titanic," and "Star Wars," which is a not bad list.

    Replies: @Wignat is a slur, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar, @Dumbo

    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation…

    So he’s the Tom of Finland of filmdom. “The whole Nazi philosophy, the racism and all that, is hateful to me, but of course I drew them anyway—they had the sexiest uniforms!”

    I saw one or two of Verhoeven’s Dutch flicks in my art-house days, and never bothered to see any in English. Was it one of his in which beer-bellied Jeroen Krabbe descended a spiral staircase full-frontal? I’m glad I didn’t buy popcorn!

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Reg Cæsar

    I missed that one. Fourth Man is essentially a first draft of Basic Instinct. Do see the autobiographical/historical dramas Katie Tippel (nineteenth century class conflict, but it's Verhoeven so as seen by a prostitute) and Soldier of Orange, and review with commentary. Skip his first film, which is a hamfisted comedy about a ... prostitute, again.
    That leaves Turkish Delight. I
    When I tried to watch it for the first time I turned it off in disgust. It cold opens with a man reacting to the death of his lover and works back later to explaining, but at first it's just him abusing women. I gave up when fish frying in oil were dumped on the head of a girl buried in sand. I'm glad I tried again, because it gets hilarious at the meta level, more tag used to avoid spoilers. Watch with the commentary.

    The source novel is a Von Trier style hallucinated indictment of comfortable bourgeois parents by a do-nothing communist fraud. It's allegedly "the Catcher In The Rye of Netherlands." Verhoeven and his screenwriter felt like the author/protagonist was unrealistically good and made up the beach abuse scene to even him out.
    The movie was big enough that journalists, back when journalism existed, got interested, and found the author's lover. They weren't supposed to because in the book she dies painfully of cancer, with her family having abandoned her and her commie lover having stayed by her side. The journalists asked her what was he really like and she said, well, did you notice the scene at the beach?

    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Reg Cæsar


    “… they had the sexiest uniforms!”
     
    Avert your eyes!


    https://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/snBqRxoZ7eel.jpg


    Reg, you must submit.


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/84/c7/b0/84c7b0286995cd1a348fba536233c5e2.jpg


    https://i.pinimg.com/474x/80/a8/7d/80a87deb67735424bc551850b821fb49.jpg

  68. @Charlie_U
    Buenxs Aires.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Buenxs Aires.

    Buenas Fairies.

    Hell, Anus Berries.

  69. The protagonist of Heinlein’s The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress, Mannie (Manuel Garcia O’Kelly-Davis), turns out to be black. Heinlein also reveals that slowly and elliptically.

  70. @Rob
    Can I be trans trans? Like, I’m a male. Now I identify as a woman. Wait for it… now I identify as a man. Not as a man again. A totally different man. I am I transgender? How long would I have to identify as a woman to mak make the switch towards being a dude again?

    Replies: @Ben tillman, @Harry Baldwin, @Joe Stalin

    Detachable parts. Like Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head.

    • Replies: @Alan D
    @Joe Stalin

    Also, reversible clothing. How about a coat which is worn with the blue side out when the wearer is a man, and with the pink side out when he/she is a woman?

  71. @Daniel H
    @Anonymous


    Argentina’s government has a history of profligacy and incompetence. It has defaulted twice in this century already, and 9 times in its history.
     
    Yeah, but they can keep coming back to the western capital markets. Tell me, who is the real chump?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer, @vhrm

    Yeah, but they can keep coming back to the western capital markets. Tell me, who is the real chump?

    You know, this is something that i struggle with. My nature is fairly conservative, but in the world we’ve built if you haven’t bankrupted a company or two maybe you’re not taking enough risk.

    We saw the same thing in the 2007 crash (and the 2000 crash)… there’s a meta game here that i don’t want to wrap my mind around or play, but it’s hard to deny it exists.

  72. Anon[295] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    I’m noticing something about the United States, from the perspective of living in Japan:

    In Japan if you want a dog or cat or rabbit, you go to the pet store and pay some money and buy it.

    It comes with a vet check-up record with the results of various common conditions and illnesses for the type of pet (and no, all the pets are not perfect).

    The store speaks with you about the needs of the animal and gives you an information sheet, which you read because you and all your countrymen have an IQ that allows you to do stuff like that.

    Then you take the pet home.

    If you buy a bird, you have the choice of buying a chick that will be hand tame to you for the rest of its life because you were allowed to buy it when it was a chick. Since the bird is tame, it will be able to come out of the cage during the day, and its life, and you, the pet owner’s life, will be happier.

    If you want a puppy or kitten, that’s okay. It’s okay to want a puppy or kitten. You don’t have to feel guilty.

    Pet stores police their suppliers fairly well, but if it comes to light that breeders are not treating animals right, the police take care of it. If pet stores keep their pets on display past 8:00 p.m., the police take care of it. (Polite Japanese police are involved in lots of normal neighborhood stuff that needs sorting out.) The government doesn’t up and outlaw pet sales because there’s a bad apple.

    You are still allowed to just go in and buy a pet in exchange for cash.

    In the U.S. …

    It’s increasingly impossible to buy a pet. Many states outlaw the retail sale of dogs and cats or birds younger than 6 months.

    The way you get a dog or cat in the U.S. is to go to a “shelter” and look for a “used pet.” Only bad people want puppies and kittens. Good people want traumatized pit bulls that they are instructed to sit with most of the day for a few weeks to teach them that humans are not all bad. It’s very satisfying to rehabilitate a traumatized dog or cat. It teaches a good lesson to your children. If the pet eats your children because of a relapse, it is selfish to be sad about it. You need to adopt a used child and get a new used pet.

    But wait, it’s not so easy as that to get your used traumatized pit bull. You need to take a test and be interrogated. Lie detectors are involved. Have you ever had a cat declawed? No pet for you. Do you work all day? Can you hire a babysitter to be there with your used pet while you’re at work? No? No pet for you. You are given an Implicit Association Test to ferret out any negative attitudes you may have about PETA.

    Are things pet related over there really as crazy as the news media makes it seem?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Anon


    Are things pet related over there really as crazy as the news media makes it seem?
     
    No. Not entirely anyway. There are plenty of dog breeders who will sell you puppies, in the not-completely-crazy parts of the country anyway.

    The shelter thing is real, although there are no lie-detector tests. People brag about having gotten a "rescue" in a casually smug, sanctimonious way. And I see lots of young women walking some vicious looking cur on a leash. Pet worship is too valuable to Globohomo for them to want to abolish; it serves the function of displacing the maternal instincts of women onto pets, and persuade them to forgo having babies.

    Replies: @Anon

  73. I believe California already has trans-gendered quotas for state judges.

  74. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Johnny Rico's mom is killed when visiting Buenos Aires in "Starship Troopers," but on the next to last page you find out he grew up speaking Tagalog. I don't think movie director Paul Verhoeven read anywhere close to the end.

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

    Heinlein had used the race surprise twist at least once before: in his excellent "Tunnel In the Sky," a sort of anti-"Lord of the Flies" from 1955, his main character Rod Walker turns out to almost certainly be black due to an accumulation of small clues. Heinlein had baited readers by having the girl with the crush on Rod being Caroline the might Zulu huntress -- miscegenation! -- but young Rod's not all that interested in girls, plus when he finally gets home his sister is said to be the same color as Caroline, so if he'd married Caroline it wouldn't be miscegenation anyway. Very clever.

    Some brilliant creative artists are obsessive researchers, but others, such as Verhoeven, read 100 pages of the book they are supposed to adapt to film, toss it aside, and go off with their own obsessions.

    For example, Paul Thomas Anderson only read the first half of the pretty good Upton Sinclair novel he adapted into "There Shall Be Blood" and thus missed the whole Teapot Dome scandal aspect. And then after the Sinclair novel was published, the situation led to the spectacular Greystone Mansion murder-suicide that was the central influence on Raymond Chandler. The raw material was so great it could have been the best ... movie ... ever, but PTA couldn't sit through it so it only ended up being the second best movie of a strong year.

    A friend of mine had a small role in "There Will Be Blood," but after seeing the first 20 minutes of the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men," he said to himself, "Ah, crap, we're not winning the Best Picture Oscar."

    Replies: @zacie, @Redneck farmer, @J.Ross, @anon, @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    NCFOM does follow the book pretty closely. The most literally severe case is Blade Runner, an adaptation of Philip K Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep using the title and only the title of a William Burroughs story.
    Is the most egregious example of this Akiva Goldsman’s I, Robot?

  75. @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation...
     
    So he's the Tom of Finland of filmdom. "The whole Nazi philosophy, the racism and all that, is hateful to me, but of course I drew them anyway—they had the sexiest uniforms!"

    I saw one or two of Verhoeven's Dutch flicks in my art-house days, and never bothered to see any in English. Was it one of his in which beer-bellied Jeroen Krabbe descended a spiral staircase full-frontal? I'm glad I didn't buy popcorn!

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    I missed that one. Fourth Man is essentially a first draft of Basic Instinct. Do see the autobiographical/historical dramas Katie Tippel (nineteenth century class conflict, but it’s Verhoeven so as seen by a prostitute) and Soldier of Orange, and review with commentary. Skip his first film, which is a hamfisted comedy about a … prostitute, again.
    That leaves Turkish Delight. I
    When I tried to watch it for the first time I turned it off in disgust. It cold opens with a man reacting to the death of his lover and works back later to explaining, but at first it’s just him abusing women. I gave up when fish frying in oil were dumped on the head of a girl buried in sand. I’m glad I tried again, because it gets hilarious at the meta level, more tag used to avoid spoilers. Watch with the commentary.

    [MORE]

    The source novel is a Von Trier style hallucinated indictment of comfortable bourgeois parents by a do-nothing communist fraud. It’s allegedly “the Catcher In The Rye of Netherlands.” Verhoeven and his screenwriter felt like the author/protagonist was unrealistically good and made up the beach abuse scene to even him out.
    The movie was big enough that journalists, back when journalism existed, got interested, and found the author’s lover. They weren’t supposed to because in the book she dies painfully of cancer, with her family having abandoned her and her commie lover having stayed by her side. The journalists asked her what was he really like and she said, well, did you notice the scene at the beach?

  76. anon[278] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hugo Sam
    Steve,

    I suspect the key reason the President of Argentina would have supported this measure is the personal connection to the issue - see President Alberto Fernández's son "Dyhzy".

    Replies: @anon

    President Alberto Fernández’s son “Dyhzy”.

    Because we are taught to think in Marxist terms, and the Great Man theory of history is triple-bad, we tend to just not even see how much the “personal is political” reality has always existed. The gang leaders glorious nobles of the medieval era wanted their sons and daughters to carry on the family line; the boss wants his son to run the business; the Party leader wants to ensure his family continues to march at the forefront of the glorious revo, etc., etc. etc. It’s just human nature.

    Plus as I said before, it’s called globalhomo for a reason.

    • Agree: El Dato
  77. one percent of government workers will now be virtually 100% left wing. The bigger the % of quota employees the more left wing government, corporations etc. will become.

  78. anon[278] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Johnny Rico's mom is killed when visiting Buenos Aires in "Starship Troopers," but on the next to last page you find out he grew up speaking Tagalog. I don't think movie director Paul Verhoeven read anywhere close to the end.

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

    Heinlein had used the race surprise twist at least once before: in his excellent "Tunnel In the Sky," a sort of anti-"Lord of the Flies" from 1955, his main character Rod Walker turns out to almost certainly be black due to an accumulation of small clues. Heinlein had baited readers by having the girl with the crush on Rod being Caroline the might Zulu huntress -- miscegenation! -- but young Rod's not all that interested in girls, plus when he finally gets home his sister is said to be the same color as Caroline, so if he'd married Caroline it wouldn't be miscegenation anyway. Very clever.

    Some brilliant creative artists are obsessive researchers, but others, such as Verhoeven, read 100 pages of the book they are supposed to adapt to film, toss it aside, and go off with their own obsessions.

    For example, Paul Thomas Anderson only read the first half of the pretty good Upton Sinclair novel he adapted into "There Shall Be Blood" and thus missed the whole Teapot Dome scandal aspect. And then after the Sinclair novel was published, the situation led to the spectacular Greystone Mansion murder-suicide that was the central influence on Raymond Chandler. The raw material was so great it could have been the best ... movie ... ever, but PTA couldn't sit through it so it only ended up being the second best movie of a strong year.

    A friend of mine had a small role in "There Will Be Blood," but after seeing the first 20 minutes of the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men," he said to himself, "Ah, crap, we're not winning the Best Picture Oscar."

    Replies: @zacie, @Redneck farmer, @J.Ross, @anon, @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation

    “Starship Troopers” is essentially the Pacific war retold; the Navy is still the Navy, while the Marines are changed to cap troopers. Islands in the Pacific become planets. A real-deal interstellar war would involve a whole lot of orbital masses besides planets.

    The only part of the movie worth watching involves showers.


  79. Argentina looks like a bunny rabbit. Just sayin’.

    • Replies: @SafeNow
    @SafeNow

    Oops, sorry, that is Finland. I like geography, and one aspect that’s always been fun is countries that are shaped like things. I got my countries mixed up. Sorry.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  80. @JR Ewing
    @Clyde


    I thought trans-mania was for top tier clown world nations.
     
    It is, but there are two reasons Argentina is playing along:

    1.) They’re trying to curry favor with the US and other top tier globalhomo participants; and

    2.) They don’t want to admit they’re not one of the top tier clown world nations.

    Replies: @Triteleia Laxa

    Or perhaps the US doesn’t make this stuff happen. It is just excellent at getting ahead of trends.

    • Replies: @Mehen
    @Triteleia Laxa


    Or perhaps the US doesn’t make this stuff happen. It is just excellent at getting ahead of trends.
     
    Continuing to provide cover for your coethnics, I see. Way to go, Fran
  81. @SafeNow
    https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/finland_illustration.jpg
    Argentina looks like a bunny rabbit. Just sayin’.

    Replies: @SafeNow

    Oops, sorry, that is Finland. I like geography, and one aspect that’s always been fun is countries that are shaped like things. I got my countries mixed up. Sorry.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @SafeNow


    Oops, sorry, that is Finland. I like geography, and one aspect that’s always been fun is countries that are shaped like things. I got my countries mixed up. Sorry.
     
    Finns don't see a rabbit. They see a dancing maiden with her left arm and leg bitten off by the Russian bear.



    https://preview.redd.it/kgvxef4y5ho11.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=18d5c8422e3c8b81d6e9cb8805e8f9395bdb1d07

    https://preview.redd.it/k4c8ujdlwkp61.jpg?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=3b79afd135db46ef133453c3a91708239c81a479



    https://livedoor.blogimg.jp/all_nations/imgs/d/1/d1d12e1e.jpg
  82. @Clyde
    GDP (nominal) per capita (Wikipedia)
    $68,309 -USA
    $9,122 ---Argentina

    Argentina is very poor compared to the US. How do these disgusting trans-whatevers get lift-off there? I thought trans-mania was for top tier clown world nations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)_per_capita
    $11,654 -- Russia
    $62,723 --- Australia

    Replies: @JR Ewing, @Anonymous, @Sollipsist

    Transgenderism is far more common among the lowest economic classes. This holds true across history and culture, right along with disease, drug abuse, violence, suicide, alcoholism, religious hysteria and any number of other phenomena that correlates dependably with poverty.

    We’re seeing transgenders appear more often among the middle and upper classes for the same reasons that we see any other classically poverty-correlated dysfunction increasingly infect a population that would otherwise have more traditional social defenses (education, laws, community) to contain it. The example of a tiny minority of exceptional (or at least famous) addicts or perverts can reassure countless weak people that it’s OK to destroy themselves. The 60s broke the levee, apres moi le deluge…

  83. @BB753
    @Intelligent Dasein

    "This transgender stuff is seriously sickening."

    Well, that's really the point. It's part of the psychological warfare waged by our globalist overlords upon society to demoralize and subvert the West, the better to crush us former citizens, soon slaves.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    “This transgender stuff is seriously sickening.”

    Well, that’s really the point. It’s part of the psychological warfare waged by our globalist overlords upon society to demoralize and subvert the West, the better to crush us former citizens, soon slaves.

    It’s remarkable how fast it’s progressed. The whole trans-normalization campaign seemed to spring up from nowhere in the spring of 2015, when Bruce Jenner came out. Before that they were just marginal freaks. Interestingly, it was right about the time that the Nazgul Supreme Court conjured fake-and-gay-marriage into existence. It’s almost as if, after having achieved victory in one campaign, Globohomo moved right on to the next.

    I guess Argentina has to bend the knee to keep those IMF loans coming. Or maybe they’re just as pozzed as the rest of the Western World.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Daniel H
    @Mr. Anon


    It’s remarkable how fast it’s progressed. The whole trans-normalization campaign seemed to spring up from nowhere in the spring of 2015, when Bruce Jenner came out.
     
    To me, it seems the modern tranny phenomenon dates to a fawning article about the very aggressive and vindictive tranny Donald/Deirdre McClosky, a Harvard Ph.d'd economics professor of some note, that appeared in the New York Times Sunday magazine 20 or so years ago, followed by his memoir of his tranny progression. Steadily and with almost linear growth in the years subsequent favorable media reporting on trannyism developed. I don't think that we are anywhere close to peak tranny yet, if you can believe that.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

  84. @Anon
    OT

    I'm noticing something about the United States, from the perspective of living in Japan:

    In Japan if you want a dog or cat or rabbit, you go to the pet store and pay some money and buy it.

    It comes with a vet check-up record with the results of various common conditions and illnesses for the type of pet (and no, all the pets are not perfect).

    The store speaks with you about the needs of the animal and gives you an information sheet, which you read because you and all your countrymen have an IQ that allows you to do stuff like that.

    Then you take the pet home.

    If you buy a bird, you have the choice of buying a chick that will be hand tame to you for the rest of its life because you were allowed to buy it when it was a chick. Since the bird is tame, it will be able to come out of the cage during the day, and its life, and you, the pet owner's life, will be happier.

    If you want a puppy or kitten, that's okay. It's okay to want a puppy or kitten. You don't have to feel guilty.

    Pet stores police their suppliers fairly well, but if it comes to light that breeders are not treating animals right, the police take care of it. If pet stores keep their pets on display past 8:00 p.m., the police take care of it. (Polite Japanese police are involved in lots of normal neighborhood stuff that needs sorting out.) The government doesn't up and outlaw pet sales because there's a bad apple.

    You are still allowed to just go in and buy a pet in exchange for cash.

    In the U.S. ...

    It's increasingly impossible to buy a pet. Many states outlaw the retail sale of dogs and cats or birds younger than 6 months.

    The way you get a dog or cat in the U.S. is to go to a "shelter" and look for a "used pet." Only bad people want puppies and kittens. Good people want traumatized pit bulls that they are instructed to sit with most of the day for a few weeks to teach them that humans are not all bad. It's very satisfying to rehabilitate a traumatized dog or cat. It teaches a good lesson to your children. If the pet eats your children because of a relapse, it is selfish to be sad about it. You need to adopt a used child and get a new used pet.

    But wait, it's not so easy as that to get your used traumatized pit bull. You need to take a test and be interrogated. Lie detectors are involved. Have you ever had a cat declawed? No pet for you. Do you work all day? Can you hire a babysitter to be there with your used pet while you're at work? No? No pet for you. You are given an Implicit Association Test to ferret out any negative attitudes you may have about PETA.

    Are things pet related over there really as crazy as the news media makes it seem?

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Are things pet related over there really as crazy as the news media makes it seem?

    No. Not entirely anyway. There are plenty of dog breeders who will sell you puppies, in the not-completely-crazy parts of the country anyway.

    The shelter thing is real, although there are no lie-detector tests. People brag about having gotten a “rescue” in a casually smug, sanctimonious way. And I see lots of young women walking some vicious looking cur on a leash. Pet worship is too valuable to Globohomo for them to want to abolish; it serves the function of displacing the maternal instincts of women onto pets, and persuade them to forgo having babies.

    • Replies: @Anon
    @Mr. Anon


    There are plenty of dog breeders who will sell you puppies, in the not-completely-crazy parts of the country anyway. The shelter thing is real, although there are no lie-detector tests.
     
    I was exaggerating. My sister got a dog from a breeder. There were some differences from buying a pet from a big box pet store or home center with a pet section:

    1. Browsing diffeerent breeds -- or species -- can't be done. You need to have decided what breed to buy before approaching a breeder.

    2. It never came to anything, but the breeder reserved some sort of stud rights to the dog whereby he could borrow it at some point for ... semen extraction?? I'm not sure ... but it never happened. I guess you could just refuse, and it's unlikely it would have gone to court.

    Pet worship is too valuable to Globohomo for them to want to abolish; it serves the function of displacing the maternal instincts of women onto pets, and persuade them to forgo having babies.
     
    Good point. A pet could be enough of a scratch to the itch of the maternal instinct to delay marriage and children, resulting in more single mother IVF babies, who have got to be scarred by only having a mother, who is the age that your grandmother should be.

    I could see pets as the new MAGA hat: Women will be checking out your pet, and if it doesn't look like a rescued shelter pet, you're a monster who she'll never screw. On the other hand, you could game it by renting a really been-through-the-ringer looking dog and making up a sad story. The more the rental dog acts like you are not the owner, the easier it would be to make a story up about how traumatized the dog still is.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon

  85. @al gore rhythms
    @Thomm

    America. A friend was telling me the other day of a friend in Puerto Rico who is now having to homeschool because of trans propaganda in the schools there, which is being brought over by American NGO's.

    Replies: @al gore rhythms

    I meant Costa Rica. No idea why I said Puerto Rico.

  86. @Cosmohicks
    @Dumbo

    Borges basically a 80% white nerd who lived in a library, reading Bertrand Russell books all day. If you look at his nonfiction, he writes like George Orwell, not some Latino mystic. Without question, the Nazis were more alienated from mainstream Anglo intellectual culture during the war years than Borges.

    Replies: @Dumbo

    I’m not sure what you’re trying to say, nor what the Nazis have to to with any of that. Sure, Borges was an Anglophile, and had partly Anglo origins, one of his grandmothers was English and he was educated in English, the rest of the family was mostly Spanish and Portuguese so he could even be 100% European, although he might have some native ancestors, but that’s neither here nor there.

    Although a genius and therefore different from his colleagues, he was not a completely isolated voice, he was part of the cultural milieu that at the time in Argentina, a culture that was very much European in ethos and saw in particular England and France as models, although not reneging some local traditions — Borges wrote many stories about gauchos too.

    I don’t think he was much of a fan of Bertrand Russell, he preferred Chesterton.

    Anyway, my point is that Argentina from the early 20th century until roughly the 1950s had many things going for it, and perhaps could have developed in a better way. They wouldn’t become Switzerland, of course, but could perhaps have become more like Spain, or Southern Italy. But they screwed up big time, and now, in some aspects, they are worse than Brazil. Well, they have less Africans and therefore a bit less violent crime, although that also has gotten worse in the last decades.

  87. Transvestites in India go around begging for money and if you don’t give it to them, they’ll put curses on you. Same thing is happening here in the US.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/style/india-third-gender-hijras-transgender.html

  88. @Steve Sailer
    @Redneck farmer

    Yeah, the rocket-assisted fighting suits in Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" are awesome. But they are left out of Verhoeven's version.

    On the other hand, Verhoeven was a helluva film director, so a lot of people love his version.

    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation, so his version of "Starship Troopers" is a satiric tribute to his beloved old Nazi movies. That's unfair to Heinlein, but also pretty cool. Other movies inspired by Nazi movies include "Inglourious Basterds," "Titanic," and "Star Wars," which is a not bad list.

    Replies: @Wignat is a slur, @Ghost of Bull Moose, @J.Ross, @Reg Cæsar, @Dumbo

    Nazi movies? The only truly great Nazi film director was Leni Riefehnstal. All other greats of the time (Murnau, Lang) left to America. “Jew Süss” was interesting and well-produced, but no masterpiece. I am not sure which other “Nazi movies” are there that merit much mention.

    Vernhoeven wasn’t ever that great. His best film was probably Robocop. I mean, OK, but not a staggering work of genius. Well, perhaps he’s better than Tarantino, I’ll grant you that. I really dislike Tarantino.

  89. @Anonymous
    @Stan d Mute

    Chile which has a similar ethnic makeup seems better run at every level. I don't know the reason for this.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute, @res, @Hibernian

    Helicopters?

  90. @Joe Stalin
    @Rob

    Detachable parts. Like Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head.

    https://static.independent.co.uk/2021/02/25/21/newFile-1.jpg

    Replies: @Alan D

    Also, reversible clothing. How about a coat which is worn with the blue side out when the wearer is a man, and with the pink side out when he/she is a woman?

  91. Only in the New World Order:

    A warning about “floodwater do not touch” is followed by a request to finance the trans operations.

  92. @Mr. Anon
    @BB753


    @Intelligent Dasein

    “This transgender stuff is seriously sickening.”

    Well, that’s really the point. It’s part of the psychological warfare waged by our globalist overlords upon society to demoralize and subvert the West, the better to crush us former citizens, soon slaves.
     

    It's remarkable how fast it's progressed. The whole trans-normalization campaign seemed to spring up from nowhere in the spring of 2015, when Bruce Jenner came out. Before that they were just marginal freaks. Interestingly, it was right about the time that the Nazgul Supreme Court conjured fake-and-gay-marriage into existence. It's almost as if, after having achieved victory in one campaign, Globohomo moved right on to the next.

    I guess Argentina has to bend the knee to keep those IMF loans coming. Or maybe they're just as pozzed as the rest of the Western World.

    Replies: @Daniel H

    It’s remarkable how fast it’s progressed. The whole trans-normalization campaign seemed to spring up from nowhere in the spring of 2015, when Bruce Jenner came out.

    To me, it seems the modern tranny phenomenon dates to a fawning article about the very aggressive and vindictive tranny Donald/Deirdre McClosky, a Harvard Ph.d’d economics professor of some note, that appeared in the New York Times Sunday magazine 20 or so years ago, followed by his memoir of his tranny progression. Steadily and with almost linear growth in the years subsequent favorable media reporting on trannyism developed. I don’t think that we are anywhere close to peak tranny yet, if you can believe that.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Daniel H

    McCloskey teamed up with the SPLC to try to take down Pinker and other guys who'd given blurbs to J. Michael Bailey's book about autogynephilia back around 2004. My impression is that for once Morris Dees' genius for sniffing out the next big money-raising cause betrayed him: nothing too much happened in the 2000s. Morris had been about a decade ahead of the Zeitgeist in terms of America suddenly deciding that these John Galt-type ex-men like McCloskey were the world's biggest victims.

  93. @Daniel H
    @Mr. Anon


    It’s remarkable how fast it’s progressed. The whole trans-normalization campaign seemed to spring up from nowhere in the spring of 2015, when Bruce Jenner came out.
     
    To me, it seems the modern tranny phenomenon dates to a fawning article about the very aggressive and vindictive tranny Donald/Deirdre McClosky, a Harvard Ph.d'd economics professor of some note, that appeared in the New York Times Sunday magazine 20 or so years ago, followed by his memoir of his tranny progression. Steadily and with almost linear growth in the years subsequent favorable media reporting on trannyism developed. I don't think that we are anywhere close to peak tranny yet, if you can believe that.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    McCloskey teamed up with the SPLC to try to take down Pinker and other guys who’d given blurbs to J. Michael Bailey’s book about autogynephilia back around 2004. My impression is that for once Morris Dees’ genius for sniffing out the next big money-raising cause betrayed him: nothing too much happened in the 2000s. Morris had been about a decade ahead of the Zeitgeist in terms of America suddenly deciding that these John Galt-type ex-men like McCloskey were the world’s biggest victims.

  94. @SafeNow
    @SafeNow

    Oops, sorry, that is Finland. I like geography, and one aspect that’s always been fun is countries that are shaped like things. I got my countries mixed up. Sorry.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Oops, sorry, that is Finland. I like geography, and one aspect that’s always been fun is countries that are shaped like things. I got my countries mixed up. Sorry.

    Finns don’t see a rabbit. They see a dancing maiden with her left arm and leg bitten off by the Russian bear.

  95. @Triteleia Laxa
    @JR Ewing

    Or perhaps the US doesn't make this stuff happen. It is just excellent at getting ahead of trends.

    Replies: @Mehen

    Or perhaps the US doesn’t make this stuff happen. It is just excellent at getting ahead of trends.

    Continuing to provide cover for your coethnics, I see. Way to go, Fran

  96. Anon[295] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon
    @Anon


    Are things pet related over there really as crazy as the news media makes it seem?
     
    No. Not entirely anyway. There are plenty of dog breeders who will sell you puppies, in the not-completely-crazy parts of the country anyway.

    The shelter thing is real, although there are no lie-detector tests. People brag about having gotten a "rescue" in a casually smug, sanctimonious way. And I see lots of young women walking some vicious looking cur on a leash. Pet worship is too valuable to Globohomo for them to want to abolish; it serves the function of displacing the maternal instincts of women onto pets, and persuade them to forgo having babies.

    Replies: @Anon

    There are plenty of dog breeders who will sell you puppies, in the not-completely-crazy parts of the country anyway. The shelter thing is real, although there are no lie-detector tests.

    I was exaggerating. My sister got a dog from a breeder. There were some differences from buying a pet from a big box pet store or home center with a pet section:

    1. Browsing diffeerent breeds — or species — can’t be done. You need to have decided what breed to buy before approaching a breeder.

    2. It never came to anything, but the breeder reserved some sort of stud rights to the dog whereby he could borrow it at some point for … semen extraction?? I’m not sure … but it never happened. I guess you could just refuse, and it’s unlikely it would have gone to court.

    Pet worship is too valuable to Globohomo for them to want to abolish; it serves the function of displacing the maternal instincts of women onto pets, and persuade them to forgo having babies.

    Good point. A pet could be enough of a scratch to the itch of the maternal instinct to delay marriage and children, resulting in more single mother IVF babies, who have got to be scarred by only having a mother, who is the age that your grandmother should be.

    I could see pets as the new MAGA hat: Women will be checking out your pet, and if it doesn’t look like a rescued shelter pet, you’re a monster who she’ll never screw. On the other hand, you could game it by renting a really been-through-the-ringer looking dog and making up a sad story. The more the rental dog acts like you are not the owner, the easier it would be to make a story up about how traumatized the dog still is.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anon

    A pet could be enough of a scratch to the itch of the maternal instinct to delay marriage and children,

    "Dog moms" and their "fur babies" are so common I even see them out here in flyover country.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @Anon


    I was exaggerating.
     
    Sorry. It's sometimes difficult to detect sarcasm in this Clownworld age.
  97. @Anon
    @Mr. Anon


    There are plenty of dog breeders who will sell you puppies, in the not-completely-crazy parts of the country anyway. The shelter thing is real, although there are no lie-detector tests.
     
    I was exaggerating. My sister got a dog from a breeder. There were some differences from buying a pet from a big box pet store or home center with a pet section:

    1. Browsing diffeerent breeds -- or species -- can't be done. You need to have decided what breed to buy before approaching a breeder.

    2. It never came to anything, but the breeder reserved some sort of stud rights to the dog whereby he could borrow it at some point for ... semen extraction?? I'm not sure ... but it never happened. I guess you could just refuse, and it's unlikely it would have gone to court.

    Pet worship is too valuable to Globohomo for them to want to abolish; it serves the function of displacing the maternal instincts of women onto pets, and persuade them to forgo having babies.
     
    Good point. A pet could be enough of a scratch to the itch of the maternal instinct to delay marriage and children, resulting in more single mother IVF babies, who have got to be scarred by only having a mother, who is the age that your grandmother should be.

    I could see pets as the new MAGA hat: Women will be checking out your pet, and if it doesn't look like a rescued shelter pet, you're a monster who she'll never screw. On the other hand, you could game it by renting a really been-through-the-ringer looking dog and making up a sad story. The more the rental dog acts like you are not the owner, the easier it would be to make a story up about how traumatized the dog still is.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon

    A pet could be enough of a scratch to the itch of the maternal instinct to delay marriage and children,

    “Dog moms” and their “fur babies” are so common I even see them out here in flyover country.

  98. @Steve Sailer
    @Wignat is a slur

    Well, yeah, Tarantino explained that the point of "Inglourious Basterds" is imagining himself as Goebbles and Harvey Weinstein as Hitler:

    https://www.takimag.com/article/kill_adolf/

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/09/hollywoods-jewish-avenger/307619/

    Replies: @Desiderius, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The most interesting part of Goldberg’s Atlantic article:

    Eli Roth told me that Tarantino came to his home for Passover just as he was wrestling with the final act of Basterds.

    “I was his Jewish sounding board,” Roth said. “‘Would a Jew do this, would a Jew do that?’ He kind of didn’t have an ending. But after the seder, he said, ‘I’m going home to finish.’ He understood that we are still pissed off about things that happened to us 3,000 years ago. At the end of the seder, we talked about how the Jewish thing was to remember, that there was no absolution.” [emphasis added]

  99. @Reg Cæsar
    @Steve Sailer


    Verhoeven grew up in the Netherlands watching old Nazi movies that had been left behind after the occupation...
     
    So he's the Tom of Finland of filmdom. "The whole Nazi philosophy, the racism and all that, is hateful to me, but of course I drew them anyway—they had the sexiest uniforms!"

    I saw one or two of Verhoeven's Dutch flicks in my art-house days, and never bothered to see any in English. Was it one of his in which beer-bellied Jeroen Krabbe descended a spiral staircase full-frontal? I'm glad I didn't buy popcorn!

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Jenner Ickham Errican

    “… they had the sexiest uniforms!”

    Avert your eyes!

    Reg, you must submit.


    • Agree: El Dato
  100. Shift meeting in an office in Córdoba, April, 2022.

    Supervisor says, “Luis, it’s your turn to wear the dress today.”

  101. I am kinda shocked that trannys have this kind of juice in Argentina, a Latino nation.

  102. What if there aren’t enough transexuals available and eligible to hire to make the 1%?

  103. Eva Peron is now Evan Peron.

  104. @Anonymous
    @Stan d Mute

    Chile which has a similar ethnic makeup seems better run at every level. I don't know the reason for this.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute, @res, @Hibernian

    This economic comparison might be of interest. Dropdown menu has other comparisons.
    https://www.indexmundi.com/factbook/compare/argentina.chile/economy

  105. @Anon
    @Mr. Anon


    There are plenty of dog breeders who will sell you puppies, in the not-completely-crazy parts of the country anyway. The shelter thing is real, although there are no lie-detector tests.
     
    I was exaggerating. My sister got a dog from a breeder. There were some differences from buying a pet from a big box pet store or home center with a pet section:

    1. Browsing diffeerent breeds -- or species -- can't be done. You need to have decided what breed to buy before approaching a breeder.

    2. It never came to anything, but the breeder reserved some sort of stud rights to the dog whereby he could borrow it at some point for ... semen extraction?? I'm not sure ... but it never happened. I guess you could just refuse, and it's unlikely it would have gone to court.

    Pet worship is too valuable to Globohomo for them to want to abolish; it serves the function of displacing the maternal instincts of women onto pets, and persuade them to forgo having babies.
     
    Good point. A pet could be enough of a scratch to the itch of the maternal instinct to delay marriage and children, resulting in more single mother IVF babies, who have got to be scarred by only having a mother, who is the age that your grandmother should be.

    I could see pets as the new MAGA hat: Women will be checking out your pet, and if it doesn't look like a rescued shelter pet, you're a monster who she'll never screw. On the other hand, you could game it by renting a really been-through-the-ringer looking dog and making up a sad story. The more the rental dog acts like you are not the owner, the easier it would be to make a story up about how traumatized the dog still is.

    Replies: @anon, @Mr. Anon

    I was exaggerating.

    Sorry. It’s sometimes difficult to detect sarcasm in this Clownworld age.

  106. @Thomm
    How can a middle-income country, that is not English-speaking, get this pressured by the international woke hydra?

    I mean, even in the US, transgenders are what, 0.3% of the population, maybe less?

    I would be surprised in Argentina has even 1 out of 10,000. Most Argentines have probably never even seen one.

    How does the 'woke' cancer spread so far, that too to a country where people don't consume English-language media, despite the obvious ridiculousness of the entire 'transgender' premise?

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer, @al gore rhythms, @Spect3r, @Malla, @Boomthorkell

    Brazil, Argentina and Colombia are along with Philippines the countries with the highest percentage of Trannies.
    The only surprise in this law is the fact it wasn’t passed earlier.

  107. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Steve Sailer

    It sounds as if your friend's uncle graduated from the Calvin Coolidge School of Debt Forgiveness.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    “Ford to City: Drop Dead!”

  108. @Anonymous
    @Stan d Mute

    Chile which has a similar ethnic makeup seems better run at every level. I don't know the reason for this.

    Replies: @Stan d Mute, @res, @Hibernian

    Chile is, or at least was historically, less European.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Hibernian

    Chile is, or at least was historically, less European.

    That varies across the country for both Chile and Argentina.

  109. @Hibernian
    @Anonymous

    Chile is, or at least was historically, less European.

    Replies: @anon

    Chile is, or at least was historically, less European.

    That varies across the country for both Chile and Argentina.

  110. Transnews from the Olympics

    The Olympics’ shambolic gender rules are allowing biological men to displace women from the top of their sports – it has to stop

    Tomorrow morning, Barrett takes on Yasemin Anagoz from Turkey in the women’s archery event. Speculation has been rife on the internet about Barrett’s history. At 1.86 metres in height, Barrett cuts an imposing figure. Many women in the world are over six feet tall, but Barrett also came from nowhere in the sport. Starting archery in May 2016 at the age of 37, she won gold at the 2018 Canadian Field and Target Championships.

    The Canadian press has been gushing in their admiration. The Toronto Star declared, “She has already shown eye-catching recent glimpses, like equalling the record competitive score for a Canadian woman at the World Cup in Lausanne in May. That’s the thing about Barrett, the arrow-wielding Joan [of Arc] wannabe — her arc only curves up.”

    But Barrett’s own words seem to confirm suspicions that this archer is somewhat different from the other competitors.

    Such surgery! Much removal!

    • Replies: @anon
    @El Dato

    That’s the thing about Barrett, the arrow-wielding Joan [of Arc] wannabe — her arc only curves up.”

    Well, it won't after surgery.

    One could worry about "making a mockery of the Olympics" but, eh, it's way too late for that.

  111. @El Dato
    Transnews from the Olympics

    The Olympics’ shambolic gender rules are allowing biological men to displace women from the top of their sports – it has to stop

    Tomorrow morning, Barrett takes on Yasemin Anagoz from Turkey in the women’s archery event. Speculation has been rife on the internet about Barrett’s history. At 1.86 metres in height, Barrett cuts an imposing figure. Many women in the world are over six feet tall, but Barrett also came from nowhere in the sport. Starting archery in May 2016 at the age of 37, she won gold at the 2018 Canadian Field and Target Championships.

    The Canadian press has been gushing in their admiration. The Toronto Star declared, “She has already shown eye-catching recent glimpses, like equalling the record competitive score for a Canadian woman at the World Cup in Lausanne in May. That’s the thing about Barrett, the arrow-wielding Joan [of Arc] wannabe — her arc only curves up.”

    But Barrett’s own words seem to confirm suspicions that this archer is somewhat different from the other competitors.

     

    https://twitter.com/AhnneCognita/status/181430116067459074

    Such surgery! Much removal!

    Replies: @anon

    That’s the thing about Barrett, the arrow-wielding Joan [of Arc] wannabe — her arc only curves up.”

    Well, it won’t after surgery.

    One could worry about “making a mockery of the Olympics” but, eh, it’s way too late for that.

    • LOL: Gamecock
  112. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    Johnny Rico's mom is killed when visiting Buenos Aires in "Starship Troopers," but on the next to last page you find out he grew up speaking Tagalog. I don't think movie director Paul Verhoeven read anywhere close to the end.

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

    Heinlein had used the race surprise twist at least once before: in his excellent "Tunnel In the Sky," a sort of anti-"Lord of the Flies" from 1955, his main character Rod Walker turns out to almost certainly be black due to an accumulation of small clues. Heinlein had baited readers by having the girl with the crush on Rod being Caroline the might Zulu huntress -- miscegenation! -- but young Rod's not all that interested in girls, plus when he finally gets home his sister is said to be the same color as Caroline, so if he'd married Caroline it wouldn't be miscegenation anyway. Very clever.

    Some brilliant creative artists are obsessive researchers, but others, such as Verhoeven, read 100 pages of the book they are supposed to adapt to film, toss it aside, and go off with their own obsessions.

    For example, Paul Thomas Anderson only read the first half of the pretty good Upton Sinclair novel he adapted into "There Shall Be Blood" and thus missed the whole Teapot Dome scandal aspect. And then after the Sinclair novel was published, the situation led to the spectacular Greystone Mansion murder-suicide that was the central influence on Raymond Chandler. The raw material was so great it could have been the best ... movie ... ever, but PTA couldn't sit through it so it only ended up being the second best movie of a strong year.

    A friend of mine had a small role in "There Will Be Blood," but after seeing the first 20 minutes of the Coen Brothers' "No Country for Old Men," he said to himself, "Ah, crap, we're not winning the Best Picture Oscar."

    Replies: @zacie, @Redneck farmer, @J.Ross, @anon, @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

    You left out the context. Who was Philippine’s colonial master before WW2?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine%E2%80%93American_War#Atrocities

    Up to a million Filipino civilians perished in the war against the Americans. Filipinos received support from Japan.

    America was Japan’s biggest oil and materiel supplier up till 1940.

    On the execution of Yamashita:

    While the execution remains debatable in the sense that there are good arguments on either side, there is little question that it represented “victor’s justice” in the sense that it touched upon specific American and Filipino sensitivities regarding the occupation of the Philippines.

    https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/after-manila-the-law-of-armed-conflict-and-victors-justice/

    Philippines today have amongst highest positive views of Japan in Asia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Philippines_relations

    • Replies: @Malla
    @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms

    There was a time when South Korean leader Park Chung Hee, wanted Seoul to look like Manila!!! Imagine that.

  113. Steve has pointed out a few times that the big companies end up finding ways to make a profit and minimize the damage from the woke craziness. My prediction: workplace gender roles.

    Academic justification will be that the workplace is a different social context to the home or school, has different expectations of behaviour, changes in interpersonal relationships, etc, etc and that therefore it is oppressive to demand that people identify the same way they do in their social life.

    Practical outcome will be that companies can pay people to identify as female when they’re at work. Under representation of women in management / STEM / highly paid positions will disappear overnight.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @AusReader

    Australia has kind of done that with its Aborigne Gap.

  114. You’re kidding me. Argentina? Did not see this coming. Wow, the entire world is going to Hell in a handbasket.

  115. @China Japan and Korea Bromance of Three Kingdoms
    @Steve Sailer


    Heinlein admired Filipinos for their courageous resistance to the vicious Japanese occupation.

     

    You left out the context. Who was Philippine's colonial master before WW2?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine%E2%80%93American_War#Atrocities

    Up to a million Filipino civilians perished in the war against the Americans. Filipinos received support from Japan.

    America was Japan's biggest oil and materiel supplier up till 1940.

    On the execution of Yamashita:

    While the execution remains debatable in the sense that there are good arguments on either side, there is little question that it represented “victor’s justice” in the sense that it touched upon specific American and Filipino sensitivities regarding the occupation of the Philippines.

     

    https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/after-manila-the-law-of-armed-conflict-and-victors-justice/

    Philippines today have amongst highest positive views of Japan in Asia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan%E2%80%93Philippines_relations

    Replies: @Malla

    There was a time when South Korean leader Park Chung Hee, wanted Seoul to look like Manila!!! Imagine that.

  116. @Thomm
    How can a middle-income country, that is not English-speaking, get this pressured by the international woke hydra?

    I mean, even in the US, transgenders are what, 0.3% of the population, maybe less?

    I would be surprised in Argentina has even 1 out of 10,000. Most Argentines have probably never even seen one.

    How does the 'woke' cancer spread so far, that too to a country where people don't consume English-language media, despite the obvious ridiculousness of the entire 'transgender' premise?

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer, @al gore rhythms, @Spect3r, @Malla, @Boomthorkell

    Woke and gay pressure groups have cropped up in India for God’s sake, a country way more poorer and way more backward (at least the rural areas) than Argentina!! This is some kind of Global conspiracy.

  117. @AusReader
    Steve has pointed out a few times that the big companies end up finding ways to make a profit and minimize the damage from the woke craziness. My prediction: workplace gender roles.

    Academic justification will be that the workplace is a different social context to the home or school, has different expectations of behaviour, changes in interpersonal relationships, etc, etc and that therefore it is oppressive to demand that people identify the same way they do in their social life.

    Practical outcome will be that companies can pay people to identify as female when they're at work. Under representation of women in management / STEM / highly paid positions will disappear overnight.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    Australia has kind of done that with its Aborigne Gap.

  118. @Thomm
    How can a middle-income country, that is not English-speaking, get this pressured by the international woke hydra?

    I mean, even in the US, transgenders are what, 0.3% of the population, maybe less?

    I would be surprised in Argentina has even 1 out of 10,000. Most Argentines have probably never even seen one.

    How does the 'woke' cancer spread so far, that too to a country where people don't consume English-language media, despite the obvious ridiculousness of the entire 'transgender' premise?

    Replies: @Verymuchalive, @Paperback Writer, @al gore rhythms, @Spect3r, @Malla, @Boomthorkell

    I suspect part of the issue is that in America, while the rot is deep, there’s a natural kind of pushback as the people here “grow up” with it, kind of like predators and prey in a shared environment.

    Argentina got hit by the double-whammy of a previous Latin/Native Sex Life Acceptance (to a prudish Anglo-Celt like me) as Paperback mentioned, and then the curse of being a satrapy of the wider Western World, and boy, do the colonies love to show off to their masters how “civilized” they are.

    I think this argument was also used to explain the case of Australia doing its level best to out Social Justice the UK and US.

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