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  1. Kaz says:

    “The West has not the eternal divine right to be the richest and most developed zone in the world.

    “It is no scoop to say that, it has been all over for a long time,” said the novelist, who is married to Qianyun Lysis Li, a Chinese student of his work 34 years his junior.

    Houellebecq shot to fame with nihilistic novels depicting misogynistic men trapped in loveless existences and hooked on casual sex.

  2. “… just the same – only worse”: Presumably that translates as even more minarets in France and most of the rest of the West.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  3. Plus ça change…

    • LOL: MBlanc46
    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    , @Dr. Krieger
  4. I’ve been saying that for weeks. Everybody’s been saying that. That’s how crises work now, always.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  5. Thoughts says:

    He’s so nihilistic he married a Chinese woman. That’s when you know a man has given up.

    Anyways,

    He’s wrong.

    People will just dig in their heels and become more ‘Them’ after this virus.

    The Christians who home-school will become more home-schooly.

    The mothers who work and drink wine…will work more to catch up and drink more wine and breathe a sigh of relief that they don’t have to hang out with their interracial children anymore and can shove them off to daycare

    P.S. – My facebook page has gone back to pre-Covid with my favorite brands only feature interracial families

    That being said,

    I predict….

    – Lower Immigration for 1-2 years…Just cuz immigrants themselves may not want to move…the grass is not always greener on the other side!

    – Trump could very well lose the election

    – I agree with Hollebec (yes it’s misspelled) …Social Isolation will last 1-2 years…which is bad because think of All The First Dates of Possible Marriages Lost

    – Marriage rate will go down because of above…People not meeting in Groups Meaning More Marriages Lost

    – However….The Good Thing….Because this will Force Middle Ground People to Be More Extreme

    So People who are in the Middle but borderline Christian Trad will move closer to Christian Trad (People becoming more of who they are)

    Good small things:
    -Masks on Planes—Finally! Should have had that policy FOR YEARS

    – Natural Health Industry Boom

    – People questioning living in Apartment Ant Hills not just for health safety, but also comfort

    Bad Thing:

    Liberal Establishment May Get Stronger if they put Newsom or Cuomo up Against Trump

    I can see the Liberal Establishment getting stronger on a governmental Level…although as people become ‘More Them’ and leave the ‘Middle Ground’ we’ll see more Conservative Types Emerge

    Interesting.

    Great Thing:

    Long-Term More Males Pursuing Science Degrees instead of Lawyering and Business…Covid for a Pre-Teen/Teen Intelligent Male must affect Degree choice

  6. How very French of him.

    • LOL: moshe
    • Replies: @Expletive Deleted
  7. Dumbo says:

    That’s right, but it’s not a fantastic insight.

    I’ve tried to read Houellebecq, but his pessimism and nihilism are very boring to me.

    Plus, an old French dude married to a Chinese woman…

    As far as I’m concerned, he’s part of the problem of the “West”.

    He’s really like a character in one of his novels.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @SFG
    , @Anonymouse
  8. @Dumbo

    He’s really like a character in one of his novels.

    Really?

    • Replies: @SFG
    , @Anonymous
    , @Dennis Dale
  9. Anonymous[274] • Disclaimer says:

    “Qiayun Lysis Li”.

    ‘Lysis’ as in corona mediated ‘cellular lysis’ , no doubt.

  10. SFG says:
    @Thoughts

    I’m skeptical. You’ll probably see a drift toward one side or the other.Hard to say. I’d say it *would* weaken the grasp of neoliberalism (woke capital/socially liberal economically conservative), but then I’d like to think that because I think that’s the direction America needs to go in.

    Favoring social right:
    *Immigration looks worse now. The behavioral immune system evolved to prevent disease transmission, after all.
    *People are going to move out of cities. Sparse living favors Republicans.

    Favoring social left:
    *This thing kills old people. Old people are more conservative (and whiter).
    *It happened on Trump’s watch, so his party gets blamed. You can argue this is the WHO’s fault for kowtowing (heh) to China, and to some degree it is, but if you’re in charge, stuff is your problem.

    Favoring economic left:
    *It happened on Trump’s watch, as above.
    *As people lose their jobs, they will need government support. This will mean more sympathy for expansion of a welfare state, as in the Depression.

    Favoring antiglobalization (hard to classify as it pleases Ron Paul and Bernie Sanders):
    *Well, it wasn’t so smart to make our medical supplies overseas to save a few bucks, now was it?

  11. SFG says:
    @Steve Sailer

    My best guess is the guy was writing from life as an unsuccessful quasi-incel avant la lettre earlier in life, and was able to carry forward that perspective later on to keep appealing to people who feel like that and feel their voice is unheard. (For evolutionary reasons, nobody cares too much about unsuccessful men.)

    Of course, once you’re successful, you have a much easier time getting laid. Being a writer is a big deal in France, don’t forget. (Some of the hijinks in Possibility of an Island definitely ring true, though even there there’s the knowledge of aging and the end of attractiveness…well, he is French.)

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
  12. SFG says:
    @Dumbo

    Eh, you can kind of ‘punch above your weight’ with Asian women due to the mean height difference. (Asian men and black women have an awful time on dating sites, as Steve said years ago.) Also the greater amount of body hair is a real turn-on to some (it’s exotic *and* masculine).

    They tend to be really bossy when they get their hooks into you, though.

  13. Rahan says:

    Marrying any Asian woman of the yellow type, starting from Russian Siberia (the various local ehtnicities, like the ones in Steven Seagal’s ancestry), through Mongolia, then Korea, China, Japan, down to Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and then east to Myanmar; from the slit-eyed minorities of Russia, to the snazzy East Asians, to the slower Indochina people–is all way, way, better deal than marrying white. It just is. On their own home turf, that is, not in the GloboHomo weest.

    The home turf yellow chick is possesive, and will rather slit your throat than let you go, but she won’t cheat on you and she won’t pretend you abused her.

    Unless you marry a prostitute, the rest will not have gone through a cock carouselle, will not be covered in tatts, and will not be a walking bucket of STDs

    Uniting white stock and yellow stock produces Siberian Russians–the best Russians. White+Yellow trumps White+Turkic, when the white is Slavic, and should also work thusly with the Germanic tribes.

    Yellow gits can Jew over Jews–which is why world Jewry is now trying to sabotage and dismantle China. White stock+yellow stock is much better at standing up to Jewish tricks than simple white stock.

    And lastly–white women go through the following stages of attractivness:
    1) The Lolita stage–fertility kicks in, but they’re still ethereal elves and faeries
    2) The post-Lolita stage kicks in–they start looking like clumsy dwarf copies of proper women
    3) Around 20 they stop being ludicrous dwarf women and turn into real well-proportioned young women
    4) At 30 they start the transition to looking like dudes in drag.
    5) At 40 they look like dudes in drag.

    By middle age you’re basically banging Rod Steward in a wig, when you’ve married white.

    Whereas the yellow chick of good stock only has the lolita stage all the way to 20, then the well-proportioned young woman stage until menopause, and only then does she start looking like a white woman in her 30s, but before actually turning into a dude in drag, it’s already the “grandma stage”.

    So more power to Houellebecq. Although he should have done this outside of GloboHomo society, to ensure sane female behavior, but maybe France is still better than the Anglosphere and there will no “I mentally withdrew my consent for 10 minutes in between my love for him”.

  14. Anon7 says:

    From the article:

    “But he warned that the self-distancing and “home-working that the epidemic has brought” would accelerate the technological push to isolate and atomise people.”

    Andrew Ng’s startup Landing AI has created a new workplace monitoring tool that issues an alert when anyone is less than the desired distance from a colleague…
    The company says the tool is meant to be used in work settings like factory floors and was developed in response to the request of its customers (which include Foxconn).

    Technology Review

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  15. peterike says:
    @SFG

    You’ll probably see a drift toward one side or the other. Hard to say. I’d say it *would* weaken the grasp of neoliberalism (woke capital/socially liberal economically conservative), but then I’d like to think that because I think that’s the direction America needs to go in.

    100% dependent on Trump winning for any good to come out of this. If Biden or Candidate X wins, we’re right back to rampant GloboHomo, and more than ever. Defacto open borders will be the order of the day. Quaint ideas like America producing its own medical supplies will vanish overnight from media and political discourse and you’ll never hear of it again.

  16. Jake says:

    Christ or Chaos means not that if you reject Christ and Christendom you will begin to produce something moving toward Libertarian paradise of free choices but that when you reject Christendom you you start to move into chaos of all sorts that will rip everything from under not just nations and local communities but individuals.

    If Houellebecq were, say, an Evelyn Waugh, a serious convert to the Catholic Church, his novels never would have taken off, nor been allowed to take off. The bitter agnostic who writes the truth that all the 19th century and early 20th century movements into total secularism and all the post WW2 Liberalisms are adding up to Hell on earth starting in a hollowed out soul of Everyman can be accepted as a crank or, obversely, a prophet thundering that we have no choice but to accept this worsening nightmare. He can be accepted if he says that a bored acceptance of Sharia law is the most likely outcome.

    But he cannot be allowed anything that seems like respect, anything that might help him find a few readers if he even hints that it is Christ and Christendom or Chaos.

    • Replies: @Thoughts
  17. BB753 says:

    “the novelist, who is married to Qianyun Lysis Li, a Chinese student of his work 34 years his junior.”

    Even old, ugly and mysoginistic writers, once they become famous, have groupies like rock stars.

  18. black sea says:
    @SFG

    They tend to be really bossy when they get their hooks into you, though.

    A lot of writers need a spouse who is effectively a superego to their id. Bossiness may be what he wants, or at least, what he knows he needs.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    , @moshe
  19. black sea says:

    Houellebecq is more than just a nihilist. It’s no wonder that he has struck a nerve in the contemporary psyche:

    “I am persuaded that feminism is not at the root of political correctness. The actual source is much nastier and dares not speak its name, which is simply hatred for old people. The question of domination between men and women is relatively secondary—important but still secondary—compared to what I tried to capture in this novel, which is that we are now trapped in a world of kids. Old kids. The disappearance of patrimonial transmission means that an old guy today is just a useless ruin. The thing we value most of all is youth, which means that life automatically becomes depressing, because life consists, on the whole, of getting old.”

  20. @SFG

    They say the worst thing that can happen to a band is making it big.

    Suddenly, all the problems that inspired their great songs are gone. Poverty—gone. Lack of access to the cool parties—gone. Social ostrichization—-gone. Being under the thumb of mommy/daddy/a crappy landlord/the law—-gone. Women rejecting them, girlfriends cheating on them with jocks/rich guys, girlfriends leaving them for being directionless and unsuccessful—GONE, BABY, GONE.

    They might crank out some good odes to fame and excess, which might sustain another hit album, since their fans can live vicariously through them for a bit. Heck, that’s what 80’s hairbands and 2000s rap stars did.

    But they really can no longer relate to the fellow losers they used to sing to about their shared troubles. Their later stuff may actually be better—technically more brilliant, more intellectual, deeper—but it leaves their fans cold, because it doesn’t relate to their lives anymore. So they stop drawing the big stadiums and usually break up or go quiet while they try to “find” their voice again.

    • Agree: bomag
  21. @SFG

    The exoticness plus the fact that whites dominate the world currently, especially America. Women always like a front runner.

  22. OT

    WATCH: Health Official admits, “Even if you died of a clear alternative cause… it’s still listed as a COVID death”

    …During a health briefing on Sunday, Dr Ngozi Ezike [sic], director of Illinois Department of Public Health, said

    …“If you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live, and then you also were found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death,”

    …“It means technically even if you died of a clear alternative cause, but you had COVID at the same time, it’s still listed as COVID death. So, everyone who’s listed as a COVID death doesn’t mean that that was the cause of the death, but they had COVID at the time of death.”

    [youtube] “If you died of a clear alternate cause, but you had COVID… it’s still listed as a COVID death”

  23. @black sea

    IIRC, Wagner’s wife was instrumental in keeping him on track and preserving his writings/legacy after his death.

    The artistic types tend not to be very business minded or responsible, hence why a spouse who is a nerd and tough negotiator can keep the artistic one both in the black and relevant. Or they find a business partner who does all that and is trustworthy, but that’s harder, since its so tempting to rip off a head-in-the-clouds artistic client who doesn’t keep an eye on the ledger.

  24. @peterike

    Quaint ideas like America producing its own medical supplies will vanish overnight from media and political discourse and you’ll never hear of it again.

    If Biden or GlobHom candidate X is mail-frauded into the WH this whole plandemic goes right down the memory hole and they’ll double-down on open borders and DIEversity.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  25. I re-read “Platform” during the early Covid daze. I described it to my girlfriend – she didn’t want to read it.
    We’re still together, but there’s tension. I don’t know if it’s from Covid or Houellebecq.

    • LOL: R.G. Camara
    • Replies: @mmack
  26. OT

    Death penalty states urged to release stockpiled drugs for Covid-19 patients

    an appeal to capital punishment states to release their stocks of essential sedatives and paralytics that they hoard for executions.

  27. Bruno says:

    He hasn’t one word for the millions who will loose their job. Out of’ 25 millions people in the private sector, the government is paying 80% pay to 13 million people, on top of the 1,5 unemployed. Even if the government is trying to smooth the transition, some business won’t reopen, and people will be unemployed. It’s true that in France unemployement is generous : 23 months, 36 months if your more than 55yo, almost full pay with a limit amount of up to 8400$ per month (7700€). On top of that, there are list of social help for housing, food, health care is free, school is free up to PhD level (some universities pay their students).

    But for the bottom half White people, the yellow jacket, who had a very modest life (no jobs), it will be much worse.

    City centers which are very rich and animated, the European big advantage for urban people compared to everywhere else – you got beauty and culture and jobs and social life – maybe become much more rough : but if we had a crime, prostitution, drugs, violent center, their would be lower prices and more artists and young people . It may be a fun experience to live this.

  28. Anonymous[839] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thoughts

    He’s so nihilistic he married a Chinese woman. That’s when you know a man has given up.

    Maybe giving up caring what family and society think and choosing to fulfill that desire which every white man holds: the oriental woman.

    • LOL: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Thoughts
  29. moshe says:
    @Thoughts

    ESCHEW THE MASK

    Anyone under 70 who wears a mask is a bootlicking pussy who should move to China.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Reg Cæsar
  30. moshe says:
    @black sea

    It’s more like his own super-ego hiring an even nastier super-ego.

    It’s good for the world but bad for the artist.

    The happiest man is the artist without a super ego.

    The most depressed man is the artist with a wife.

    Which may color his “predictions”.

    My own prediction is that the outcomes from this panic will be mostly excellent.

  31. Znzn says:

    White Anglos are just too lazy, decadent, selfish, and are too much of slobs to function well in a society compared to East Asians, they used to be able to compensate for that by having a slightly greater amount of inventiveness, back in the 19th to early 20th century, although once the East Asians caught on they were able to improve on things faster, like the Long Lance torpedo, optical rangefinders in WW2, Sony vs. RCA, or Toyota vs the Big Three, but now that is gone also, and now they are just lazy decadent disorganized selfish individualistic slobs.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @ricpic
  32. Znzn says:

    China decided to not sacrifice its elderly and sick to save the economy, and they are going to come out of this better than countries like the US or Sweden that did. Unless you believe that China suppressed it’s numbers by a factor of 10 and that you still have tend of thousands of cases in the China that the government is keeping hidden, in which case you need to check into a mental institution.

    • Replies: @fish
  33. moshe says:
    @black sea

    Agree and also Disagree.

    Yes, all of marketing is about disparagment of the old but what This Panic has done is have a bunch of yunguns suddenly discover that they would actually feel guilty killing old people.

    This recognition within themselves is likely to be salutory for society.

    All in all, a good quote by Hollaback.

    • Replies: @Je Suis Omar Mateen
  34. @Foreign Expert

    ……plus ca change.

    C’est elementaire, mon cher Watson.

  35. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:

    The corrupt Dr Birx is ignoring the collapsing case fatality rate of covid and trying to pretend that future outbreaks are just as frightening as the initial outbreak.

    This is fundamentally dishonest… like we haven’t sussed anything out about this virus. This cunt knows doctors all over the country are taking prophylactic HCQ. She knows risk of outdoor transmission is nil. She knows children are not a factor at all. Etc

    BIRX IS A WITCH WORKING FOR THE WARLOCK BILL GATES

    They are setting up a blackmail scheme where we are the hostages and release comes via their sh1tty vaccine.

  36. I think the posits here are predictive but not descriptive of the population at large. Most men in the west still I still think that when we eventually create general purpose A.I. that it will destroy humanity prefer and seek out women to marry and raise families. That there might be more of the noted characteristics than previous periods pf time does jot require any unique insight.

    And this episode may have done more to promote family and heterosexual normative relationships than any other.

  37. @black sea

    Like him or not, Houellebecq is one of the last original thinkers who publicly dares to challenge the groupthink. Concerning our fascination with youth, nowhere it is more pronounced as it is in America. Hell, every other movie here seems to be about some high-school kids with their popularity as the most important life issue.

    • Replies: @SFG
    , @Thoughts
  38. @Rahan

    No gams, no glam. And I’m saying this as a non-Asian little woman (NALW).

  39. Anon[107] • Disclaimer says:

    Well, we finally have state reps letting the mask slip about how this entire lockdown discourse is just about white hatred:

    This is how my PA representative feels about reopening our state. from kotakuinaction2

    • Replies: @Jack D
  40. SFG says:
    @Black-hole creator

    Houellebecq is the perfect antidote to woke American culture–concerned with men, aware of aging, and pessimistic.

  41. Bleuteaux says:
    @black sea

    Not accurate at all. We’ve discovered that we live in the opposite of Logan’s Run. We absolutely worship old people.

    • Disagree: moshe
  42. bomag says:
    @Kaz

    The West has not the eternal divine right to be the richest and most developed zone in the world.

    I suspect there was never a “divine right”, but the West did the invention and effort that brought forth much of the modern world.

    I like to think that the rest of the world would keep some of that expertise around, just in case we need to grow more food or discover a vaccine; goose, golden eggs, and all that, like Stalin calling back his purged generals when things got real.

  43. Whiskey says: • Website

    H is wrong. Most likely outcome is violent civil war as the bust out of the West by managerial elite is unsustainable.

    With 30 million official unemployed and likely to move to 50 million the idea that the former middle class now permanently poor can be made whole by punishing and seizing Chinese, Chinese connected oligarchs wealth and immigrants will be irresistible.

    Biden : Abrams = more trannies in bathrooms and get Whites. When most Whites have been made poor or fear poverty from President Abrams.

    Imagine the Balkans but more violent.

    The desire to punish China will be irresistible

  44. Thoughts says:
    @Anonymous

    Fulfill the desire which every man holds:

    Rosie Huntington Whitley

    (to name just one of many)

    Hollebec would be scared of someone that beautiful and cry in the corner with a limp d—k

    Hence the Asian woman and nihilistic attitude

  45. Thoughts says:
    @Black-hole creator

    Youth is inherently interesting because it’s the time of life in which you find a Sexual Partner of Which to Reproduce With

    Who will he/she choose??

    It’s the Biggest, Most Important Thing you Do In Your Entire Life…NOTHING comes close.

    • Agree: Kyle, James Braxton
    • Disagree: Black-hole creator
    • Replies: @Black-hole creator
  46. Thoughts says:

    Not on a plane, I even heard they will have someone on the flight whose sole job is to clean the toilet after every use…Epic! Epic!

    I’m so happy!

    Back to youth…Hollebec would be nihilistic and anti-youth because he mis-used his youth…aka one chance to mate well…much like a career woman misuses her youth

    When you marry well, age isn’t so bad because you spend the rest of your life Bragging.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  47. mmack says:
    @mikeInThe716

    “I re-read “Platform” during the early Covid daze. I described it to my girlfriend – she didn’t want to read it.”

    So you’re saying she ain’t no Houellebecq girl? 🤔 That sh!t is bananas.

    • LOL: Abe
  48. International Jew [AKA "Hebrew National"] says:

    Well isn’t he the life of the party?

  49. the world will be just the same after the coronavirus – only worse

    What a bob bummer…

    We need optimistic visions for the future. Anyone can throw up their hands, say it all sucks, and give up.

    • Replies: @David
  50. fish says:
    @Znzn

    Hi Godflee……

    How’s the Chinese hasbara biz these days?

    • Thanks: Redneck farmer
  51. it depends on the country, but he is largely correct. globally in january 2021 things will be about the same as they were in january 2020, just slightly worse.

    except in America. between now and january 2021, the US will be transferred to permanent Democrat control, and it will go downhill rapidly. it won’t be a slow and steady decline, which is what i expected and calculated over the last 20 years of thinking about it. instead, i now realize in quick order the US we knew will cease to exist. people are about to be astounded how far downhill the US can go after 2 or 3 Democrat Presidents in a row.

    as the US Navy goes down to diversity, the balance of power on the planet will change more quickly towards China than people are expecting. contra Houellebecq on this one issue, we are at a historical inflection point.

  52. Daniel H says:
    @Whiskey

    How many good-white middle office and even upper office drones (finance, law, media, medicine even) won’t be coming back at all because some aggressive McKinsey aspiring director or whatnot has figured out that the office runs just as well (maybe better) with 1/3 the staff not showing up everyday? This would thrill me. Good-whites and Repub-whites are the greatest enemy to true and necessary transformation of America. That they suffer is a good thing. Economic, social suffering is an ordeal that I don’t take lightly, but there is no way forward until these obstacles have their face rubbed in it. They will be better and America will be better for the suffering.

  53. Jack D says:
    @SFG

    Houellebecq punches WELL above his weight, and not due to height but because of his fame and intellectual chops. He is not much to look at. This is his own Facebook profile picture, which he has clearly selected to cast himself in the worst possible light. I have seen homeless people on the subway who look better than this. When he is cleaned up he looks slightly better but could never be mistaken for a movie star. As far as I can tell, he has a cigarette in his hand during every waking moment or at least at any time that he allows himself to be photographed.

    Li is not exactly a beauty queen either. She is only 30 (34 years younger that Houellebecq) but she looks more like 40 and Asian women usually look younger than their actual age.

  54. black sea says:
    @Jack D

    Now that he’s married, he’s let himself go.

    • LOL: Glt
  55. Thomm says:

    OT,

    Check out the rising stats regarding Nigerian Romance Scams :

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/14/us/nigeria-romance-scam-charges/index.html

    White women (usually those with ill-gotten monies seized via divorce) are being scammed out of 6 and 7-digit amounts.

    The scammers are evil, but it is hard to feel too bad for the women (except for the few who might be widows), since their monies were ill-gotten to begin with.

    Also : Game works.

  56. Jack D says:
    @Anon

    Rabb is an 80% white “black” person so naturally he is filled with self-hatred for his “white” part and hate, hate. hates whitey in general. In order to live as a “black” man he has to metaphorically kill the white man who lives inside of him. There are some mixed race people who reconcile themselves with the fact that they are not wholly white nor wholly black but the path of least resistance is to choose one and reject the other.

  57. @SFG

    Anti-globalism and -immigration and enhanced “safety net.”

    Would that it were true. From your lips to god’s ears.

  58. martin_2 says:

    Christ this bloke Houllebecq looks like a vagrant. Why doesn’t he smarten himself up, cut his hair, have a shave, put on a suit and tie for the cameras? He can’t be hard up. Why has he got to be so slovenly in his appearance? Is it some sort of juvenile French affectation that writers and “intellectuals” have got to look this way? I bet Rene Descartes didn’t.

    • Replies: @Servant of Gla'aki
  59. Daniel H says:
    @black sea

    Disagree. Old people have all the power and wealth in the west. I live in Vegas and witness lots of homelessness, the vast majority are young people – 20’s to 40. Many seem to be just waiting to die. And drugs are not the cause. Poverty, the stress that poverty causes and the resulting mental illness from that stress are the primary causes of this homelessness. We have a poor vulnerable population and, wages are low, housing scarce and old people bring in millions of foreigners, year after year, decade after decade, to compete with our young, all to signal their virtue or acquire access to cheap labor. Damn the old. Damn them. I wish this corona thing could take 10 million of them down.

    Old people, especially government workers, have their nice pensions, their medicare. They have little to worry about. Many young people have nothing, nothing to look forward to, and their very youth can seem like a colossal, diabolical trick, in that they have decades of more of this to endure. Little wonder the allure of fentanyl. Old people/boomers did this to them. I curse the old. Damn them.

  60. @Bleuteaux

    You fucking idiot. You either haven’t left your mother’s basement your whole life or you are a liar. If you haven’t seen the insane intensive incessant youth worship everywhere around you, you have never been anywhere.

    Oh, I get it. You have never had an old man to transmit patriarchal wisdom to you, just like Houllebeq says. Now I know why you are so stupid.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  61. @Thoughts

    It’s the Biggest, Most Important Thing you Do In Your Entire Life…NOTHING comes close.

    There is more to life than procreation, especially for men. But no wonder most people in USA peak in high-school.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  62. Anonymous[587] • Disclaimer says:

    Too bad Trump married himself to the bogus covid forecast models. He absolutely f***ing married them and he still won’t throw any shade on them when he should’ve been throwing shade the entire time.

    This is Trump’s totally flawed False Flag Jujitsu strategy same as employed during Syria white helmets fiasco.

    So Fauci & Birx maintain some credibility all this time when they should’ve already been utterly destroyed.

    The 6 points Trump picked up in Gallup poll are not people who will actually vote for him. When he sounds/acts like a democrat he drifts higher in Gallup.

    Cannot believe he hasn’t thrown Fauci Birx Mafia under the bus and now they are moving hard on their vaccine blackmail scheme.

    USA has 7000-8000 deaths per day as normal mortality in a country of 330 million. The Mafia can farm a % of these deaths and MARK THEM DOWN COVID essentially forever.

    Just like his refusal to shitcan FBI director Ray there is just no good explanation for Trump’s non-action.

    • Replies: @Thoughts
  63. Thomm says:
    @Jack D

    Rabb is an 80% white “black” person so naturally he is filled with self-hatred for his “white” part and hate, hate. hates whitey in general.

    I always found this to be weird.

    Benjamin Jealous, head of the NAACP, is 81% white. Even Henry Louis Gates was making fun of him on his TV show.

    The three most prominent ‘blacks’ in American politics today are each just 50% black (or less) : Obama, Harris, Booker.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  64. But he warned that the self-distancing and “home-working that the epidemic has brought” would accelerate the technological push to isolate and atomise people.

    Someone is actually thinking about this. I made this exact same thing to the guys at work the day the shutdown in my area started in March.

  65. @moshe

    I agree, but I couldn’t get into a Pennsylvania Lowes this morning because I had no mask. Wusses.

    Meanwhile the nail salon in a WV Walmart is open.

  66. Muggles says:

    The problem with these sort of ludicrous “predictions” is that anyone can make them without consequences. Hence anyone can and does.

    How many articles/essays have you read where say, predictions made 10 years ago based on some occurrence, event, invention, discovery or social/political observations, were analyzed for accuracy?

    My guess is, zero. Yes, every so often some popular science publication asks, “where are those flying cars?” but that’s about it. Social science, forget it. Ditto economics.

    People who make investment decisions (for others, or other people’s money) are held to rigorous standards of accurate predictions about future behavior. That’s why few mutual funds last more than 10 years if based on specific selections rather than broad categories. Investors pay heavily for “better than average” outcomes and even the smartest advisors rarely get it right over the long run.

    In every other field, other than possibly pharmaceutical development, are today’s predictions ever given rigorous post facto examination. Hence, predictions are cheap and plentiful. “Futurists” write books which seldom predict the future correctly. Essayists are even less likely to be right. From any bag of instant punditry you can find a few which hold up over say, five years. Those authors become TV talking heads for a while. The rest are just garbage in, garbage out.

    But don’t let that discourage you. Like shamans and seers, it’s always a paying racket.

  67. Anon[368] • Disclaimer says:
    @Znzn

    You are clearly a hate-filled disgusting person who is inferior to anyone even halfway decent, of any race. For you to act like you are superior to anyone, while you are sowing the seeds of future bad karma for yourself with your demonic behavior, is an absolute joke.

  68. International Jew [AKA "Hebrew National"] says:
    @Jack D

    Wow, he looks even worse than Charlie Hebdo’s caricature of him.

  69. SFG says:
    @Jack D

    It was a generic statement about WMAFs. Houellebecq, as a famous writer in France, is more or less the equivalent of a movie star in America, from what I understand. It’s like Pacino dating women young enough to be his grandkids.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  70. Same as it ever was …

  71. Anonymous[175] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Part of being a ‘great French public intellectual’ is to be the embodiment of a rather unattractive middle aged or elderly man. Another part is a semi permanent state of intoxication, another is a nicotine addiction. One must also boast a very obvious libido bordering on the lecherous. In short, the archetype of the ‘flawed but brilliant man’.

    The late Serge Gainsbourg played the part brilliantly.

  72. @Kaz

    …the novelist, who is married to Qianyun Lysis Li, a Chinese student of his work 34 years his junior.

    She’d heard that Frenchmen were especially houelle-hung.

    Not from Steve, from Rushton. Jean-Philippe Rushton.

    Qianyun Lysis Li = Say, yin IQ is null.

  73. Anonymous[175] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    Good Lord!

    “Oetzi the Iceman’ – dead for 5000 years is an Adonis in comparison.

  74. anon[593] • Disclaimer says:

    I think that depends upon what one means by “worse” and for whom. I think Europe will return to normal within about two years, maybe less. The United States, on the other hand, will be thoroughly humiliated in front of the entire international community — embarrassingly incompetent government, disunited and paranoid population that tends toward violence when they don’t get their way, greedy ruling class, trash healthcare system … This is a superpower?

    I’m expecting U.S. primacy to be eroded noticeably after this is over. Of course, it won’t totally vanish because America controls vital shipping and natural resource flows, but noticeably nonetheless. I can’t imagine any sane nation would want to hitch its wagon exclusively to this broken mess in the aftermath. Europe may eventually go multipolar, although Biden’s coming election will mend relations to some degree.

    The situation also makes me wonder whether or not that vaunted American military is really all that it’s made out to be. After all, many of the structural deficiencies of the United States federal government are repeated with it — terrible civilian leadership, corrupt oversight, poor ability to mobilize private industry, heavily outsourced procurement to China, divided population ready to give up at the first sign of difficulty. The world might be more willing to challenge the U.S. in the future, which will increase the risk of violence.

    America’s Monopoly Crisis Hits the Military

    “The United States has … lost much of its fasteners and casting industries, which are key inputs to virtually every industrial product. It has lost much of its capacity in grain oriented flat-rolled electrical steel, a specialized metal required for highly efficient electrical motors. Aluminum that goes into American aircraft carriers now often comes from China.”

    “… the United States is even losing its submarine fleet. He had a conversation with an admiral in charge of the U.S. sub fleet at the commissioning of the USS Illinois, a Virginia-class attack submarine, who complained that the United States was retiring three worn-out boats a year, but could only build one and a half in that time. The Trump military budget has boosted funding to build two a year, but the United States no longer has the capacity to do high quality castings to build any more than that. The supply chain that could support such surge production should be in the commercial world, but it has been offshored to China.”

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/americas-monopoly-crisis-hits-the-military/

    And countless other stories.

    The fact that China beat Covid-19 while the U.S. languished, eventually reaching some million + casualties, will be noticed. China rushed to protect the lives of its citizens, prioritizing their lives over the economy. That’s a huge PR victory. The United States is going to have a more difficult time in the future explaining to the world how China is as bad as they claim.

    China’s global approval rating has surpassed the U.S.

    https://www.axios.com/trump-approval-around-world-putin-xi-merkel-acda7364-a28f-4f8d-b05d-a94f81757255.html

    China has proved herself both powerful and competent. Nobody is going to want to be on the wrong side of such a nation. So, the world from an American perspective will certainly be much worse — reduced leadership, reduced prestige, higher potential for a rival to challenge it. China is the real winner in all this. That also includes Asia in general. Their cognitively superior populations, superior forms of governmental philosophy, and superior group-oriented cultures have destroyed the aura of American invincibility, which is clearly just an illusion based on occasionally picking fights with weak nations.

    My predictions for the near future:

    [MORE]

    1) China will continue to keep their country relatively free of Wuhan-style outbreaks with competent and rigorous contact tracing. There will be occasional, limited lock downs. Wearing facemasks will also help to curb the spread. Most Asian nations will similarly succeed in warding off the virus.

    2) Someone will invent an effective vaccine in the next 12 months. Asian countries which stamped out Covid-19 will use it, saving hundreds of thousands or millions of lives in the process.

    3) OR, no vaccine … but it won’t matter because Covid-19 will burn itself out in the third world before it can reinfect Asia. China and other Asian nations will then be back to normal within two years. Contact tracing and social distancing will be a thing of the past, until the next pandemic that is.

    4) I expect the world to start subtly distancing itself from the United States as a sole guarantor and — after a brief Sinorage period promoted by the U.S. media complex — integrate more closely with the East.

    5) I also think there is a chance the U.S. further ruins itself in a fit of rage — maybe a renewed trade war with China or bankrupting Hollywood (see Ted Cruz’s unwise Hollywood – China censorship proposal). From the Americans, there will likely be a period of bitter recriminations, tariffs, and otherwise bad polices which will lead to Chinese innovation to overcome American intransigence.

    6) An enormous number of Americans will die. Unless the world gets lucky with the emergence of an asymptomatic variant, the total number of casualties in the United States will surpass one million by the end of 2021.

    7) The economic damage will be much more minor in the long run than economic doomsayers have asserted. Most jobs will return within a relatively short period of time because the underlying fundamentals are not the same now as during the Great Depression. But the psychological damage will be deep and long lasting for Americans. The divisions the crisis caused will not be easily repaired. Many will further lose faith in institutions.

    8) The world will have looked on in horror at what happened in the United States. They saw crank protestors rushing state capitol buildings with AR-15s and conspiracy mongers promoting dangerous panaceas. They’ll see a government that wasn’t able or willing to handle the crisis. Large portions of the population similarly didn’t care. This will be a bad look for America. Some superpower. Leader of the free world this is not.

    Conspiracy shock-jock Alex Jones says he will ‘EAT his neighbors to protect his daughters’ during coronavirus pandemic

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11531892/conspiracy-alex-jones-eat-neighbors-protect-daughters-coronavirus/

    • Replies: @Peterike
    , @Daniel H
  75. ricpic says:

    Talk about projection. Of course everything will be the same only worse because that will clearly be the case going forward for the already postmortem Houellebecq.

  76. ricpic says:
    @Znzn

    Easy Asians are horrible machine creatures.

  77. Abe says:
    @Jack D

    Happy Birthday to children’s author Beverly Cleary, just turned 104! I enjoyed reading her books as a child and last year read through every book of hers our local library had with my second youngest. No wizards and magical academies, no talking animals, no woke crap, just understated but heartfelt stories about real kids and real growing up.

    Cleary is so old one of her early books had a character described as a confirmed ”woman-hater”. Remember them, those not uncommon folk figures from a bunch of first half of the 20th Century books, films, comic strips, etc. Did we all agree they were simply closeted homosexuals before retiring them?

    In any case there is a certain kernel of opposite sex hatred in even the most heterosexual men, driven I think by resentment of all men’s dependence on women (after all, only a woman has the power to make a man out of a boy). Thankfully most men age out of this through upbringing, religion, a healthy and happy marriage, etc. but when all constraints are lifted… watch out! I’m thinking especially of the storied tales of certain rock stars (Led Zeppelin and the so-called shark incident, Sir Mick Jagger and the notorious Mars bar, etc.). Motley Crue, one of saltiest but certainly [email protected]@n slayingest of hard rock bands, supposedly had an intra-band bet of which one of them could go the most consecutive days without bathing while still getting serviced multiple times per day by different groupies.

    Houellebecq, to a lesser or greater degree, I think, is living out some version of this perverse fantasy, which I bet was also a large part of what was tickling Harvey Weinstein’s id- how absolutely disgusting can I make myself while still getting laid?

    • Agree: Thoughts
    • Replies: @moshe
    , @jbwilson24
  78. @Richard of Melbourne

    “The same, only worse” is obviously wide open to interpretation. Personally, I think one result of the pandemic will be a further precipitous erosion in the credibility of “experts.”

    The conventional view will characterize this as an unhealthy “loss of trust” or “divisiveness” in our society. But I think it will be healthy, as the officially sanctioned experts are currently agenda-driven hacks using garbage-in/garbage-out models to manufacture consent. Good riddance to the Imperial Colleges and Dr. Faucis of the world.

    • Replies: @anon
  79. @Jack D

    When he is cleaned up he looks slightly better but could never be mistaken for a movie star.

    IDK, he has a passing resemblance to Gabby Hayes.

    • LOL: Coemgen
  80. @Thoughts

    Houellebecq – an old French man married to a Chinese woman.

    Just like John Derbyshire but with more sang froid.

  81. anon[399] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    “The same, only worse” is obviously wide open to interpretation

    French author opines on current event, writes something ambiguous…quelle suprise!

  82. @Jack D

    Here’s Michel Houellebecq et his love Lysis, both looking rather good

  83. OT: The UK’s Fauci, Neil Ferguson has been naughty

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/05/exclusive-government-scientist-neil-ferguson-resigns-breaking/

    The Davos class are not a very prepossessing bunch.

  84. @Foreign Expert

    plus c’est la même chose.

  85. President of Tanzania John Magufuli, nicknamed ‘The Bulldozer’, has outfoxed Bill Gates & the WHO apparatus

    The President secretly had his security team swab imported ‘coronavirus tests’ on a goat and on a piece of pawpaw fruit … assigning the two samples human names and ages … The laboratory declared both ‘covid-19 positive’

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-tanzania/tanzania-suspends-laboratory-head-after-president-questions-coronavirus-tests-idUSKBN22G295

    • LOL: Jim Bob Lassiter
  86. @SFG

    It’s like Pacino dating women young enough to be his grandkids.

    So many women told me I looked like Al Pacino. I guessed it was their kissy face fantasy, little knowing they were predicting my dating style half a century later.

  87. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    He’s really like a character in one of his novels.

    Really?

    Really.

  88. @SFG

    Also the greater amount of body hair is a real turn-on to some (it’s exotic *and* masculine).

    So all those commercials pushing manscaping products are lying to me? My God, I’ve been duped!

    But, yeah, Hollywood and Madison Avenue are run by fags, so we end up with big dumb superhero movies featuring buff shirtless guys with six-packs and perfectly formed pecs and not a single stray hair on their chesty chest chests.

  89. moshe says:
    @Abe

    All I ever read from her was about Runaway Ralph the mouse.

    Anthropomorpisized animals do indeed appear in her ouvre.

    • Thanks: Abe
  90. vinteuil says:
    @Kaz

    …the novelist…is married to…a…student…34 years his junior…

    And he’s still discontented?

    I mean, what does he want?

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  91. @bomag

    At least those he had not had tortured to death or shot.

  92. J.Ross says:

  93. @Thoughts

    He’s so nihilistic he married a Chinese woman. That’s when you know a man has given up.

    I understand a lot of oriental men are now coming to Tennessee and West Virginia to look for mail order brides trying to marry out of poverty.

  94. Anonymous[998] • Disclaimer says:
    @SFG

    We’re going to see a major change, like that of the USSR.
    * The US can’t support its current population under the existing system (e.g. public health in cities, White Death in countryside).
    * COVID-19 is reducing US carrying capacity (e.g. partial failure of food chain).
    * Proposed “changes” that amplify the existing system (e.g. introduction of a “command economy” to “increase the effectiveness of COVID-19 response” will further reduce US carrying capacity.
    * US political strife has reached the point where both sides are arresting or about to arrest members of the other side (See: _Anatomy of a Revolution_)

    This suggests that the US is entering into an interregnum that will terminate in a new system.

    Similar changes are happening throughout the West.

    China has apparently reached the end of both its export economy and its capital expenditure boom (as did Japan a few decades back) and will have even more troubles supporting its population, as the resources needed are the far ends of sea lanes currently protected by the US Navy, which will not be able to protect given an interregnum in CONUS. (Interesting acronym, CONUS. Sort of like the US Navy’s call sign for its Commander in Chief, Pacific during early WW II: CINCUS. What’s the polite reply to that? “Don’t mind if I do.”, perhaps?).

    Instability ahead, guys, probably starting seriously within the next two months (by 2020-07-05) when the indictments over the Flin and Russia Gate come out, as they will — if Trump doesn’t do that, he’s toast, no instinct for the jugular and his opponents simply continue to attack, while his supporters will realize just how dangerous their position really is and start to run, perhaps to other leaders, perhaps just run in circles.

    The interregnum will be great for future generations, maybe not so great for us.

  95. @kaganovitch

  96. @kaganovitch

    Sometimes God makes things really obvious. We would do well to listen.

  97. @Thomm

    The three most prominent ‘blacks’ in American politics today are each just 50% black (or less) : Obama, Harris, Booker.

    As non-black people, they’d be non-entities. Harris is at most 1/4 black, if this photo of her father is any indication:

    Lighten his skin tone, and the father is a vanilla white guy.

  98. @SFG

    Bernie Sanders is anti-globalism? Since when?

  99. @peterike

    Plus, if Trump loses, no worries for Barack Obama, Susan Rice, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Rod Rosenstein, John Carlin, Mary McCord, Michael Atkinson, James Baker (DOJ), James Baker (DOD), Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Dana Boente, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Joseph Pientka, William Priestap, Bruce Ohr, Kevin Clinesmith, Robert Mueller, Andrew Weissmann, Aaron Zebley, Jeannie Rhee, David Laufman, Senator Mark Warner, Senator Richard Burr, James Wolfe, Rep. Adam Schiff, Eric Ciaramella, and Col. Alexander Vindman.

    The attempted coup will never be mentioned again. Richard Nixon will remain the go-to example of most corrupt president in American history instead of Barack Obama. The FBI will remain the respected model of integrity in law enforcement. FISA warrants will continue to be authorized for enemies of the Deep State. Swamp creatures Mark Warner and Richard Burr will bask happily in the muck.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Thanks: Coemgen
  100. @R.G. Camara

    I feel like the same thing happens to super-successful comedians. How could fans relate to Eddie Murphy when he became a 3-digit millionaire.

  101. PSR says:
    @Jack D

    As astounding as these pictures are, it is even more shocking to me that a French, nihilistic intellectual would have a Facebook page.

    • LOL: AnotherDad
  102. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Eric Ciaramella

    I just like saying the name. Hearing the name. You know.

  103. @moshe

    Anyone under 70 who wears a mask is a bootlicking pussy who should move to China.

    Or pays FICA taxes.

    • Agree: vinny
  104. @peterike

    100% dependent on Trump winning for any good to come out of this. If Biden or Candidate X wins, we’re right back to rampant GloboHomo, and more than ever.

    Biden on the surface is essentially a senile edition of Walter Mondale or George McGovern– a bland moderate who is obliged to and thus defined by those bubbling up below him– college radicals in McGovern’s case, the education-social work industrial complex in Mondale’s.

    In Biden’s case, it’s “the Squad”. If the GOP is savvy enough to hammer down on this, Trump should win handily, if not with 500+ electors. But as we’ve seen with HST, JFK, RMN, and DJT, 300 is plenty.

  105. res says:
    @wren

    That was new to me. Thanks.

  106. SafeNow says:

    “A penis with a thesaurus” is how a few reviewers described Updike and Roth. I disagreed with them about Updike and Roth, but the description might be valid in this writer’s case. Awaiting reply comments saying “and in your case.”

  107. @Abe

    “I think by resentment of all men’s dependence on women (after all, only a woman has the power to make a man out of a boy). ”

    I dunno, those manhood initiation rituals in the Amazon where you stick your arm in a sleeve of bullet ants seem to be a hell of a lot more significant than a couple of inexpertly aimed thrusts in a vagina.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  108. Thoughts says:
    @Anonymous

    Totally agree.

    Americans signed up for 2 weeks max.

    After that, Trump should have pivoted.

    He could have hammered on the NYC death rates as an example of the Rich Liberal Democreeps Killing People (Nursing homes, cheap labor in hospitals, etc etc)

    By doing so he could have destroyed Cuomo and De Blasio.

    And then an executive order opening LA’s beaches would have destroyed Newsom.

    Any death toll would not have been blamed upon him as it’s a virus, he did two-week lockdown to flatten the curve, can’t do much more to stop a virus.

    Free masks for all, if possible (probably not possible but you get the idea)

    Explanation for Trump’s Inaction:

    There is a youtube show (I was listening to Scott Adams and then it rolled into that show) with these two men…and the men said

    “Anyone who disagrees or questions to NYC data is crazy. There’s no argument about Covid-19 based upon the data!”

    and I just shut it off.

    I think this is what’s messing Trump up. He doesn’t want to argue with The Data.

    But argue he must, or should’ve.

    Also, his daily white house talk show was a great idea at the beginning…but he should have taken a break and “Watched and Read” to sniff out how the wind was blowing

  109. David says:
    @Massimo Heitor

    But he didn’t give up. He’s expressed his views, gained a large audience, and may be having an effect. But it won’t be enough.

  110. Whiskey says: • Website

    Guaranteed Trump loses. Guaranteed. Demographics alone guarantee his loss. Dems could run Stacey Abrams and Farrakhan on the kill Whitey platform and they’d win. Slam dunk.

    This is a non White nation and White peoples role is to be the anonymous Dirt people doing what they are told when they are told.

    I’d look into Chile. They might like the Dominican Republic in the 30s want a despised minority with talent.

    No one else seems to have any other non Manzanar plans for us.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
  111. @J.Ross

    I see that take and raise you this one:

  112. Mike Tre says:

    More good news Steve-O. Here in Illinois, Pritzker-the-Hut has released his plan for “reopening” Illinois. Social distancing and face masks in public may well be the norm for another year.

    https://wgntv.com/news/coronavirus/pritzker-introduces-regional-phased-plan-for-reopening-illinois/”

    Dig it, man.

  113. Anonymous[269] • Disclaimer says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Harry Baldwin

    I agree with your description of the Democrat program should their candidate be elected. Unfortunately, that is not all that will happen.

    Their basic problem is that their power base, the cities, cannot be supported from available revenue streams. The streams themselves are diminishing as the United States becomes less productive. In consequence, the cities are becoming increasingly uninhabitable. The Democrats must save the cities if they are to continue in power (not “in office”, but “in power”). Their plan is apparently to institute a command economy that covers all resource streams available to the Federal Government and divert these resources to activities based in cities.

    This plan cannot succeed:
    a) Available resources have already been diverted to cities or used up; this is the basic cause of the “White Death” and the substitution of a capital expenditure boom for a foreign trade boom by the Chinese. In both cases, all Western intellectual capital has already been sold to the Chinese, most Western industry is not competitive with the Chinese, so increases in international trade are not possible.
    b) Attempts to tap previously untapped resource streams will fail because the streams are essential for urban life or because diversion of the streams will cause outright rebellion (e.g diversion of the food supply chain output into cities, as the USSR did to the Ukraine). The net effect of such attempts will be to reduce the resource flow into cities.
    c) The Democrats clearly cannot manage resources well. It is a consequence of their competitive internal organization — whoever can assemble a dominant (minimum cost) constituency is rewarded. The ultimate result is cities like San Francisco or Philadelphia and, as seen in the Democratic Presidential debates, leadership clearly unable to govern. Attempts to impose a command economy will simply allow this poor management to further decrease resource flows to cities.
    d) Attempts to bring foreigners into domestic American disputes, either as individuals or intervening governments, have reached the point of diminishing returns, and will simply exacerbate the present overt resistance.

    The end result is, for the Democrats as for all existing contenders, an inability to govern or even rule under the current system and a consequent interregnum. Something similar happened in the USSR during the 1990s.

    • Replies: @Thoughts
  114. @Whiskey

    Whiskey for years I have imagined you as a bitter and obese middle aged black women who HATES HATES HATES the fact that the white guys you want to marry treat you like you are not even female, but then you say something like this, which shows you really do understand some things.

    Still you are a complete wackjob, but you do understand some things.

    BTW, assuming you really are a bitter and obese middle aged black woman, let not your heart be troubled. Lose a few pounds, dress nice, and you too will get married some day. Good luck!

  115. Coemgen says:
    @Daniel H

    People born too late to remember 1970 (aka Tide Pod eaters) need to stop wallowing in self-pity (or self-delusion) and start grabbing their bootstraps.

    The Federal Reserve can’t keep devaluing the USD forever. At some point, reality is going to kick-in again (cf., open borders and pandemics).

  116. @Kaz

    “…married…”

    Sucker!

  117. Dissident says:

    OT: For anyone who may known of and respect Kevin Michael Grace but not follow him regularly, he has just announced the passing of his father.

    KMG seems to have been through a lot over the past few months.

  118. @Dumbo

    Of course Houellebecq is like the anti-heroes he writes about. He says so explicitly in one of his interviews, I believe a long one in which he was interviewed in Denmark by a French speaking Dane.

  119. Peterike says:
    @anon

    “ An enormous number of Americans will die… the total number of casualties in the United States will surpass one million by the end of 2021.”

    How is that an enormous number? More than a million third-world riff raff pour into the country every year. A million dead is a meaningless blip. Ten million wouldn’t matter much. A hundred million and things might get nice again.

    • Agree: Marty, Harry Baldwin
  120. Mr. Anon says:
    @Kaz

    Houellebecq shot to fame with nihilistic novels depicting misogynistic men trapped in loveless existences and hooked on casual sex.

    Isn’t that the premise of every novel written by a man since about 1920?

    • LOL: AnotherDad
    • Replies: @anon
  121. Mr. Anon says:

    Stay Home. Save Lives. And – remember – we’re all in this together.

    This message brought to you by……………..the Sinaloa Cartel:

    El Chapo’s sons impose coronavirus lockdown and torture violators – ‘this is no game’

    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/el-chapos-sons-impose-coronavirus-21980187

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  122. Daniel H says:
    @Coemgen

    People born too late to remember 1970 (aka Tide Pod eaters) need to stop wallowing in self-pity (or self-delusion) and start grabbing their bootstraps.

    Many are not capable of grabbing those bootstraps. Some are fragile. That’s all there is to it. All of us don’t have the fortitude to roll with the punches, fight back at unfair circumstances in life. In a society where there was decent hope for economic stability for the weaker, the fragile could make their way forward. Not in the USA in 2020. This is a savage land. You are weak, you perish. I know that such reality gives a zing to a certain type of libertarian, but I hate it. I really do.

    • Agree: Servant of Gla'aki
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  123. MBlanc46 says:
    @peterike

    They’re really going to ramp it up come January. If you thought that the second Obama term was bad….

  124. Daniel H says:
    @anon

    It’s not just castings for nuclear submarines we can’t do anymore, it seems that America can’t manufacture the lowly Olympic weightlifting bar. A year ago, these could be had for $70-90 at Walmart. Used, one could be had for $30-50 on Craigslist. Not anymore. Most retailers are sold out of this simple product. Online vendors are asking for an absurd amount, $250+ . What’s going on? I guess with the disruption of the China trade these things are hard to locate, and I will bet anything that not a single one is manufactured in the USA. Same with power racks. A year ago Walmart was selling them for $225. Not anymore. Internet retailers are asking for $500-$1000. I’m certain that not a single one is manufactured in the USA. Advice: learn to make and mend things. Learn to weld, bend, grind metal. Learn carpentry. Just learn to make. Might put one in an enviable position when the $ dollar truly tanks.
    People born too late to remember 1970 (aka Tide Pod eaters) need to stop wallowing in self-pity (or self-delusion) and start grabbing their bootstraps.

    https://dks.scene7.com/is/image/GolfGalaxy/16FGEUFG45LBLYBRSWBA?qlt=70&wid=600&fmt=pjpeg

    • Replies: @wren
    , @prosa123
  125. MBlanc46 says:
    @Whiskey

    Your prediction is almost certainly correct. The Dems were blind-sided in 2016. They will not let that happen again. I believe that I’ll take a pass on Chile. I’m close enough to checking out that I’ll just grit my teeth and tough it out.

  126. anon[110] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Just the French authors.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  127. vinny says:
    @Coemgen

    Don’t worry, we’re going to keep paying for your Medicare. You’re going to need it, especially if you get the ‘rona!

  128. Anonymous[646] • Disclaimer says:
    @J.Ross

    The dude whose garbage model locked down the whole world

    China was locked down long before his model. Corona denier retards reason by just believing whatever their fuhrer says and they then project this onto everyone else, we must be all following some particular fuhrer, and you’ve decided he’s the guy. The thing about mathematics is that it speaks for itself. It doesn’t matter if you discredit its creator. But of course you don’t know that because you don’t understand how mathematics works. If you did, you wouldn’t be a corona denier.

    • Replies: @Redman
    , @J.Ross
  129. Anonymous[184] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    No doubt they’re only doing that because they’re part of the conspiracy to cause Trump to lose the election.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  130. @vinteuil

    His young wife is Chinese. 30′ after finishing he’s left wanting more.

  131. Anonymous[242] • Disclaimer says:
    @Whiskey

    The thing about the Balkans that few outside the region are aware of is this: relatively few men were willing to fight. This was true of Croats, Bosniaks, and Serbs alike. They had to turn over the fighting to lunatic ultranationalists, hooligans, and mercenaries.

    An American civil war would feature the same pattern. Most red tribe whites, even if they “fight” with great enthusiasm on their Facebook pages, would know it wouldn’t be worth dying just for corporate tax cuts and to prevent low-intelligence Democrat women from getting abortions. But there’d be some lunatics like Whiskey willing to get themselves shot. It’d be a eugenic process.

    • LOL: S. Anonyia
    • Replies: @black sea
  132. Anonymous[210] • Disclaimer says:
    @jbwilson24

    I dunno, those manhood initiation rituals in the Amazon where you stick your arm in a sleeve of bullet ants seem to be a hell of a lot more significant than a couple of inexpertly aimed thrusts in a vagina.

    Better to ditch the whole concept altogether.

  133. anonymous[289] • Disclaimer says:

    I, for one, am more optimistic. I think 2021 will be like 2020, where Boomers will debate the eternally important questions, such as:

    – Who is the most talented Rolling Stones guitarist?
    – Which Beatles album was the most sublime?
    – What was the best movie about Vietnam?
    – Since we all know property taxes are EVIL, should it be young people or poor people who pay for local services? Or maybe both?

    All truly great generation-defining questions for a truly great generation.

  134. Anonymous[268] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterike

    If Biden or Candidate X wins, we’re right back to rampant GloboHomo

    As if the Trump era was a break from it?

    Quaint ideas like America producing its own medical supplies will vanish overnight from media and political discourse and you’ll never hear of it again.

    I don’t think so. Apple doesn’t want competition from Huawei, and it will get its way. No one in government will give a s*** about white proles in Michigan, but no one in government gives a s*** now.

    • Agree: Hugo Silva
  135. Anonymous[751] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    The New Yorker once described Sartre and his reputation as a womanizer as relying on him being “so ugly it became charismatic”

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  136. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Hell Steve, that’s the only thing he said that made sense.

  137. Dennis Dale says: • Website
    @Rahan

    This is so douche-y it actually made me into a feminist. Thanks a lot, asshole.

  138. CJ says:
    @Thomm

    There is a long detailed account online of how the Africans who operate these scams do it. Fascinating, wonderfully illustrated, pure iSteve material.

    https://apelbaum.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/military-romantic-scams-the-theory-and-practice/

    Of course our so-called law enforcement agencies have no interest in stopping any internet scams.

  139. prosa123 says:
    @Daniel H

    Demand for barbells and other weight training equipment is far higher than normal as most gyms are still closed. Retailer stocks are very low.
    This brings up a longer-term issue. People who’ve bought weights and other exercise equipment, or to some extent who’ve taken up running and other forms of outdoor exercise, might not be in any hurry to return to gyms once they reopen. That, of course, is not good news for the gym industry and I would expect to see quite a bit of consolidation. Just the other day the Gold’s Gym chain filed for bankruptcy protection, though it only affects company-owned gyms and not franchised ones, and in any event the chain has been struggling for quite some time.

    While on the subject of corporate woes, Lord & Taylor announced that it will be liquidating its stores once they reopen. Once again this is a company that had fallen on hard times well before the virus. A couple years back it sold its famous Manhattan flagship store to WeWork, and more recently a clothing rental outfit bought the whole company for a ludicrously low price.

  140. @obwandiyag

    you haven’t seen the insane intensive incessant youth worship everywhere around you, you have never been anywhere.

    Oh, I get it. You have never had an old man to transmit patriarchal wisdom to you, just like Houellebecq says.

    Your Phillipica is – basically (hehe) – right here. I mean, furious and definitely not polite, but on topic nonetheless.

    PS

    I’m not so sure what to make of the patriarchal wisdom part in Houellebecq’s case. (This would be an interesting question to ask him, though!)

  141. Mr. Anon says:
    @anon

    Just the French authors.

    I was thinking of Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Phillip Roth, Raymond Carver, etc. Plus all those French authors. And probably a lot of English ones too.

    • Replies: @anon
  142. @Thoughts

    To a limited audience, those who choose – or must – listen.

  143. @Bleuteaux

    No. We’ve forgotten how to deal with death, and fear of death, that is all.

  144. Anon[340] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital with an acute gallstone attack. Bad time to have to go to the hospital, especially in DC. If she gets Covid from one of her illegal immigrant pets, it would serve her right. But the gallstone is odd, because you don’t usually develop your first gallstone attack at age 87. They tend to show up in middle age or late middle age. What catches my attention is that the stone is stuck in her common bile duct. Near the end of this tube the pancreas joins in. Since she’s had pancreatic cancer twice, I wonder if this is something else. A gallstone stuck in the duct can give you pancreatitis, and this sort of infection is unwelcome in an organ that had cancer only about a year ago.

    She’s very scrawny, so it’s likely she’s not getting enough fat in her diet. If your gallbladder never has anything to do, your bile can become sludgy and develop stones. You need to eat enough fat to make your gallbladder work from time to time to clear bile out. You also need to eat terpenes, which are the volatile oils in herbs, spices, and fruits and vegetables. They’re chemical solvents that help dissolve gallstones. Your average American male tends to get his terpenes from mustard and onions on sandwiches.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anonymous
  145. @Coemgen

    People born too late to remember 1970 (aka Tide Pod eaters) need to stop wallowing in self-pity

    People so lacking in life experience and so incapable of rational judgement that they actually believe in „Tide Pod Eaters“ have no business lecturing anyone. Next you’ll be complaining about those damn kids and their rainbow parties.

  146. @Rahan

    Rod Steward

    Finns are the ultimate rod stewards:

  147. @R.G. Camara

    Social ostrichization

    Typo, or pun?

  148. International Jew [AKA "Hebrew National"] says:
    @Anonymous

    Haha, there’s hope for me, then. I’m not great, but at least I’m flawed.

    What you describe is exactly the hero of Houellebecq’s Submission.

  149. Anonymous[405] • Disclaimer says:
    @Daniel H

    You may be interested to learn that the society we have today was sold to the American public inthe 1970s precisely as a society in which one would “not have to run to live” and in which competition (between individuals, business, and nations) would be effectively ended.

    The effect of this attempt was to delegitimize all existing forms of allocating authority, replacing it with the totalitarian approach one gets in corporations and Montessori — there is an “informal” dictator whose word is law and whose actions are above observation, let alone criticism. That appears to be the sole effect of the above promises.

    In the meantime, I can tell you that a savage criticism of America as a “savage land” isn’t going to be received well. It’s a repetition of the campaign described in the first paragraph of this posting. I, personally, would paraphrase it as “I can’t exist in American society, therefore _you_ are my slave. Give me stuff.” That being the way it worked out last time, you see.

    Whatever else I am, I’m nobody’s slave. My polite answer is “No”.

    • Replies: @Daniel H
  150. anon[820] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I was thinking of Ernest Hemingway,

    I guess you never read The Old Man and the Sea.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  151. @Black-hole creator

    There is more to life than procreation…

    There is no life without procreation. Thoughts may be crude, but Thoughts is right.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  152. Houellebecq is the perfect antidote to woke American culture–concerned with men, aware of aging, and pessimistic.

    So he is our Ovid-19?

    • LOL: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @David
  153. black sea says:
    @Anonymous

    The thing about the Balkans that few outside the region are aware of is this: relatively few men were willing to fight. This was true of Croats, Bosniaks, and Serbs alike.

    There is a really interesting, rather bizarre documentary on You Tube about a group of British mercenaries who fight for the Croats during the war. These are of course not crack ex-SAS types, but range from sort of likable f*ck ups, who nevertheless know something of what they are doing, to psychopaths who probably shouldn’t be anywhere near a gun. One is really looking forward to realizing his dream of killing. He talks about it like it’s a childhood fantasy.

    I guess I mention it because apparently there weren’t enough Croats who wanted to participate.

  154. Thoughts says:
    @Anonymous

    You know how you Said all this exposes weakness that May Lead to war with other Nations…

    Ok i Think a better analogy is a parasite horror movie

    The u.s. is being sucked dry by a very powerful parasite and china is the guy that walked into the room and sees the parasite devouring the guy and the chinese very quietly tip toe out of the room hoping not to get the parasite monsters attention

    Eventually china knows that the parasite Will turn its attention to Them so they go into a different part of the House to prepare for the attack

    All while hoping that the guy the parasite is feasting upon and controlling Will grab a knife with his last breath and kill the thing on his back

    I promise this makes sense

    • Agree: Hugo Silva
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  155. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    IOW this may be encouraging…. maybe in Hades they’re putting a work detail of demons to oil the gate hinges as we speak. Whether Trump will be able or willing to put a serious jurist on the court if given this opportunity, is another question.

  156. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Bob Whitaker turned me on to South Carolina mustard based barbecue sauce. Maybe that’s why I still have a gallbladder.

  157. Anon[355] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kaz

    Mr Sailer is very kind.. he chose possibly the most flattering photo of Houellebecq EVER. The fellow is hideous. No surprise joy eludes him. If he in any way represents European hope for the arts.. Europe is dead.

  158. With Peter Falk gone, I think this guy could get a quirky-rumpled-detective series — maybe What the Houellebecq? The wife is perfect too

  159. @moshe

    “Yes, all of marketing is about disparagment of the old but what This Panic has done is have a bunch of yunguns suddenly discover that they would actually feel guilty killing old people.”

    Thanks for elaborating on the ‘excellent’ outcomes of CoronaPanic.

    Still it’s a false dilemma. Younguns can live their lives to the fullest whilst oldsters minimize risk of illness – the only sacrifice demanded is that old and young not see each other in person til late spring. Win-win. But Democratic governors chose a pyrrhic win-lose.

  160. Thea says:
    @Rahan

    Magellan here has just discovered that a woman’s beauty fades with age.

    See, this is what happens when no one studies Latin or Greek anymore.

    • Agree: Jonathan Silber, Bill
    • LOL: AnotherDad
  161. Redman says:
    @Anonymous

    I guess Ferguson didn’t really understand mathematics either, since he predicted 2.2M deaths in the US. Now that we hear he boinked a married woman while in quarantine, maybe he’s a closeted corona denier too?

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  162. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anonymous

    No doubt they’re only doing that because they’re part of the conspiracy to cause Trump to lose the election.

    I assume that El Chapo’s sons are brutally enforcing the Corona Lockdown because they have the same instincts as people like Gretchen Whitmer or Janet Mills, but greater opportunities.

    • Replies: @Ron Mexico
  163. Mr. Anon says:
    @anon

    I was thinking of Ernest Hemingway,

    I guess you never read The Old Man and the Sea.

    I did. But I was thinking of, for example, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber or The Sun Also Rises.

    • Replies: @anon
  164. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Thoughts

    So People who are in the Middle but borderline Christian Trad will move closer to Christian Trad (People becoming more of who they are)

    Apart from wishful thinking what reason is there to think that would happen?

    – Marriage rate will go down because of above…People not meeting in Groups Meaning More Marriages Lost

    That’s probably correct. Birth rates are certainly likely to plummet. For those who worry about such things, white birth rates will probably fall most sharply of all.

  165. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Anon7

    From the article:

    “But he warned that the self-distancing and “home-working that the epidemic has brought” would accelerate the technological push to isolate and atomise people.”

    I agree with him.

    Working from home is something that, for most people, is likely to be very very psychologically unhealthy.

    We’re also likely to see a boom in incel numbers. In fact we’ll have more and more people who are entirely socially inept. Incapable of even the most basic social interactions. The future will belong to incels and crazy cat ladies.

  166. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Whiskey

    Most likely outcome is violent civil war

    There’s about a one in ten million chance that will happen.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  167. @Thomm

    The scammers are evil, but it is hard to feel too bad for the women (except for the few who might be widows), since their monies were ill-gotten to begin with.

    How do you figure the money was ill-gotten?

    • Replies: @Thomm
    , @Thomm
  168. Daniel H says:
    @Anonymous

    I, personally, would paraphrase it as “I can’t exist in American society, therefore _you_ are my slave. Give me stuff.” That being the way it worked out last time, you see.

    Whatever else I am, I’m nobody’s slave. My polite answer is “No”.

    Works for the top 5%. The Fed/Treasury guarantees their fortune. I repeat, the Fed/Treasury guarantees their fortune. I repeat, the Fed/Treasury guarantees their fortune.

  169. @peterike

    If Trump wins GloboHomo Will be back even stronger in 2024. Trump is Fake Right, he annoys the Left but doesn’t do anything to stop the social trends that move society leftwards, so in the end the only beneficiaries of Trump’s election were the people that funded him.

  170. J.Ross says:
    @Anonymous

    This is gibberish. “The world” means “Western democracies” just like “Vietnam” means “the Vietnam war.” The Western democracies based their policies on this fellow’s models, not something China was doing-and-not-doing with typical Oriental inscrutability and the Mikado’s treasurer’s straightforwardness. This guy’s policy prescription was to not do what this guy physically did. That’s something which gets worse with the increasing danger of the virus. You don’t have to be a medical doctor to understand that. It’s not clear what you’re basing “denier” on but given your ability to read site rules you’re probably just another failed government social media thought leader.

    • Replies: @Alexander Turok
  171. @martin_2

    Christ this bloke Houllebecq looks like a vagrant. Why doesn’t he smarten himself up, cut his hair, have a shave, put on a suit and tie for the cameras?

    I guess there’s a reason why it would be “smart” for a wealthy, 64-year-old man, one married to a woman less than half his age, to fret about his physical appearance.

    I can’t imagine what that would be, however. It’s not like he’s running for the French Senate, or something. He’s just some guy.

  172. @Jack D

    Rabb is an 80% white “black” person so naturally he is filled with self-hatred for his “white” part and hate, hate. hates whitey in general. In order to live as a “black” man he has to metaphorically kill the white man who lives inside of him. There are some mixed race people who reconcile themselves with the fact that they are not wholly white nor wholly black but the path of least resistance is to choose one and reject the other.

    Maybe you’re right, Jack – and for the sake of argument let’s allow that Rabb is correct about the United States having been “founded on slavery” (seems to me that slavery was near universal) and that “life liberty and you know the thing” was and remains only “for a small subset of white Americans” and thereby excludes octoroons who were given a glide path to Yale University in spite of their merit, like Rabb.

    How does keeping one of if not the most restrictive of State lock downs in place longer – one that will no doubt clear out the Commonwealth’s Treasury and require funding cuts to programs relied upon by his people – help his people? It seems to me that the follow on economic effects of the lock down will likely harm his people disproportionately while providing only a dubious benefit to the health of blacks in Philadelphia.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Lagertha
  173. anon[250] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I did. But I was thinking of, for example, The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber or The Sun Also Rises.

    Then you should think more carefully in the future.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  174. @Redman

    Ferguson also had the Kung Flu when he had his married mistress over for tea. Tucker tore him a new one last night and had this guy on: https://twitter.com/AlexBerenson/status/1257743561325449217

  175. Thomm says:
    @Johann Ricke

    How do you figure the money was ill-gotten?

    You can’t be serious.

    Divorce theft (aka cash and prizes for women) is a well-established practice in America and other Anglosphere countries, and has harmed more white men (and children) than anything that any nonwhite people have done.

    Everyone from Heartiste to Dalrock has written about this extensively :

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/?s=divorce+theft

    The women are just losing what they should not have unilaterally gotten anyway.

    Chris Rock makes fun of this too :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=XAmeW8bq08k&feature=emb_logo

    • Replies: @S. Anonyia
    , @moshe
  176. Thomm says:
    @Johann Ricke

    Here is even more about the rising incidence of Nigerian Romance Scams :

    https://v5k2c2.com/2020/05/05/who-is-the-real-asshole-here/#comment-8551

  177. @J.Ross

    The Western democracies based their policies on this fellow’s models

    Claims which can be made without evidence can be dismissed without evidence. You got any? There were many models which all said the same thing: shut it down. His was just a drop in the bucket.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Mr. Anon
  178. @Mr. Anon

    “same instincts as people like Gretchen Whitmer”, no hers are tendencies, not instincts.

  179. @Thomm

    “Game works”

    A bunch of Nigerians in the UK actually used Neil Strauss’ book “The Game” as a manual to help snare foolish ladies of a certain age. They posed as “Christian Anderson”, literally a fairytale romance.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-3493065/I-scammed-soulmate-shocking-rise-online-dating-fraud.html

    “The victim, a company director in her 40s who lived in West London, never met Christian face to face. She believed he was working on a project in Africa.

    The first payment was (she thought) a loan to buy specialist equipment to help him finish the project and get home. The next was apparently to settle a police fine.

    Then came the inheritance that needed ‘freeing up’.

    On the basis of just these scant facts, it seems incredible that a well-educated, successful and responsible woman would even consider handing over her life-savings to an apparent stranger – and yet chilling details from the trial hint at the sophisticated brainwashing involved.

    There was the well-thumbed copy of the seduction handbook The Game by Neil Strauss found in the home of one of the conmen.

    Based on the secret techniques of pick-up artists, the book contains step-by-step instructions on how to ensnare a victim, such as ‘Select a Target’, ‘Isolate the Target’, ‘Create an Emotional Connection’ and ‘Blast Last-Minute Resistance’.

    Police also found a copy of For You, My Soul Mate by Douglas Patel, a book of heartfelt messages to share between lovers. “

  180. Anonymous[225] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thoughts

    Well, I actually think that war between the US and another nation is unlikely. Other nations don’t attack the US because of remaining US nuclear capabilities. Just too risky for too little reward. US doesn’t attack other nations because the US is overstretched now and will be reducing its overseas military involvement. You have to remember that the US is the _last_ country on Earth with a large and effective expeditionary capability. Everybody else has given up on sending military forces to back of the beyond to teach the natives how to act like dissolute Westerners. The US is due to quit also, and will have other ways to spend resources and even to fight domestically.

    What is far more likely is regional wars that do _not_ involve the US, wars sparked by who knows what and conducted because the US can’t stop them anymore. Everybody and his chicken will want to define the new pecking order, and we’ll be lucky if none of the “pecking order wars” turn nuclear.

    However — I’m in agreement with the rest of your posting. To take a literary reference (Lovecraft), Cthulu’s followers were promised that Cthulu would eat them last — a pretty good metaphor for a rational reaction to the West. I’d imagine that some of Cthulu’s followers secretly thought, mad though they had been driven, that it would be nice if Cthulu simply died or went away or otherwise stopped bothering them.

    Remember, the interregnum could bring a revitalization of the West. The West has been in worse shape than it is and recovered magnificently. Unfortunately for us, the interregnum prior to the recovery was usually a horror show for several decades.

  181. @Rahan

    Way too much thought was put into this post. Who knew Steven Seagal was Siberian?

    Western Mediterranean looking white women (and men) age pretty well. Look at Catherine Zeta Jones and Monica Belucci. No real aging until they were around 50. My coloring and ancestry is close to Jones’s- I’m 30 going on 31 now, but looking at photos my peak was around 27. I was goofy looking a decade before that. Same thing with my parents, looking at old photos. My only blondish grandparent looked best when he was around 20.

  182. J.Ross says:
    @Alexander Turok

    Please direct me to where you or your friend show me denying the germ theory of disease or to proof that this guy did not do what was claimed.

  183. @Thomm

    The worst “divorce rape” cases happens when men with high incomes marry women who may seem nice/pretty/agreeable, but are significantly lower on the socioeconomic spectrum. It causes resentment on the woman’s part and she cheats with someone more like her. She can’t support herself and usually has kids so the courts award a hefty alimony.

    So the lesson is, if a man is in the upper income categories he should marry a woman who at least is capable of earning the national average income.

  184. Anonymous[225] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    How does keeping one of if not the most restrictive of State lock downs in place longer – one that will no doubt clear out the Commonwealth’s Treasury and require funding cuts to programs relied upon by his people – help his people?

    His people have an average IQ of 85 and a talent for BS and a talent for temper. They are incompatible with industrial society; the 85 means only half of them can do anything valuable in an industrial society, and the tendency to BS and mad their way out of situations (which doesn’t work with machinery) means that were the IQ is high enough, the society is still rejected as not compatible with “Blackness”. Destroying industrial (“White”) society (as in the former Rhodesia) is therefore a good in itself to him and his people.
    All you have to do to see the above for yourself is listen seriously to what the Blacks are saying.

  185. Clyde says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    You are thinking far ahead. Look for Dems to push for mail in ballots in all 50 states to defeat Trump by fraud. Mail in needed due to Covid

    The counterweight working against Dems is that we are in spring and moving into summer where our animal spirits rebel against being cooped up in a fake pandemic. Fake where I live and all the panic emanates from the NYC media center. Laughably it seems that if they have that second home or money to rent one, NY libs are streaming out of their glorious, cultural-mecca city to ride out Virus-X on rural Long Island or upstate

  186. moshe says:
    @Thomm

    Bill Burr went there a while back. He has since gotten married, we’ll see how that works out. Hey, Menken married too. Maybe those who are the least naive end up marrying best? Mencken’s wife died after a few years so it’s hard to know how things would have gone. Let’s see how things stack up for ole Bill…

  187. Mr. Anon says:
    @anon

    What do you think those books are about? You’re an idiot.

    • Replies: @anon
  188. Keypusher says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    There are no worries for any of those people anyway. Zero. None.

    People who think the salvation of the Republic depends on Trump’s reelection (i) are insane (ii)
    might as well blow their brains out now and spare themselves the suspense. If Biden doesn’t win this time, someone even less palatable to you in 2024 will.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  189. Keypusher says:

    What a freak show this comment thread is. A bunch of weeping hysterics. I’m out.

  190. @Daniel H

    The old homeless are dead already, you fucking idiot.

    I am reminded of the cardiac rehab I saw once, where everybody in it was skinny.

    Why? I asked myself.

    Because all the fat ones are dead, I answered myself.

  191. anon[386] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    What do you think those books are about?

    Already answered up thread. Context matters, dude.
    Free clue: What is The Old Man And The Sea about, again?

    You’re an idiot.

    lol. .

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  192. Mr. Anon says:
    @anon

    “LOL” as an argument is what I expect from an idiot.

    • Replies: @anon
  193. Mr. Anon says:
    @Keypusher

    There are no worries for any of those people anyway. Zero. None.

    You are quite right. I don’t understand Trump supporters who think that now – now, finally – the DOJ will finally start issuing indictments against these nefarious plotters. I agree with them – Hillary Clinton should be in jail. Maybe Andrew McCabe, Lisa Paige, and creepy Peter Strock too. Maybe even slimy Jim Comey. But it ain’t going to happen. Ever. The Government is not going to indict it’s own, not in any significant numbers. It will protect it’s own, if only to protect it’s own power and privilege. (If the Tsar only knew!)

  194. Mr. Anon says:
    @Alexander Turok

    There were many models which all said the same thing: shut it down.

    And most, if not all, of those models were created and run by institutions that receive sizeable amounts of funding from the Gates Foundation.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
  195. anon[278] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    “LOL” as an argument is what I expect from an idiot.

    So what?

  196. Good small things:
    -Masks on Planes—Finally! Should have had that policy FOR YEARS

    I wore a mask on plane flights in Asia during the SARS scare. I don’t know if it kept the germs away, but it had an unexpected benefit. It kept my sinuses from drying out in the thin, dry cabin air.

  197. Lagertha says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thoughts may be crude, but Thoughts is right.

    Just like Finnish Rod stewards! or: “For You are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

  198. Lagertha says:
    @Mr. Anon

    This fact, is one that the evil ones do not want the American people to realize.

  199. Lagertha says:
    @Alec Leamas (hard at work)

    I predict the calculations of the Democrats will backfire; and, once again, they are caught off-guard. Frustration will grow, but against the governors who keep their state in lock-down…and, because: reasons – reasons that are so obvious.

    It helps to be a child immigrant, a mother; Uni-educated with Uni educated parents; with ties to the “old country,” who arrived in the 60’s and can analyze from a perspective few people can muster. As much as this lock-down is annoying, fissures can not be stopped.

  200. Lagertha says:
    @Anonymous

    Most of the people who write for The New Yorker are ugly…so, I guess they are “talking truth to power.” Is it me, or do other people just hate this term? – it infuriates me and makes me hate SJW’s even more! 😀 My late mother said, “people who use the term: speaking truth to power; are ignorant/illiterate people who never read The Classics…do not know history, science, art, speak few languages, do not know geography to save their life, don’t actually, read books, both novels and non-fiction, well, what else is left?” Sooo miss her.

  201. @R.G. Camara

    @R. G. Camara

    How very French of him.

    Frog running hard away at 200 yards, lads!
    Let fly!

    Like Joseph Vissarionovich , I sometimes lose patience with continental “intellectuals”.
    Put up, or shut up, you geniuses.

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