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From my new column in Taki’s Magazine:

One Man Banned

I’m back from two weeks in semi-self-imposed Twitter gulag after having refused the tech monopoly’s Darkness at Noon-style demand that I personally delete two of my tweets for being “hateful.” The requirement that I admit my guilt was reminiscent of how Stalin insisted that Bukharin and his other rivals confess to their imaginary crimes. …

I am uncertain from where comes Twitter’s weirdly Stalinist angle of insisting you show your guilt by deleting your own tweets. Possibly it has to do with Twitter’s legal insistence that you own your own tweets (but you just can’t do anything with them if Twitter decides it doesn’t like you).

Twitter is like Big Brother if Big Brother really were your big brother who grabs your hand and punches you in the face with your own fist, all the while taunting, “I’m not hitting you, stop hitting yourself.”

Read the whole thing there.

 
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  1. Not surprisingly, Charles Murray pinpointed the cause of your ban: you have been found guilty of Noticing.

    I’ll send you a cake with a file in it, if you tell me which pokey they lock you up in.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    @Richard of Melbourne


    Not surprisingly, Charles Murray pinpointed the cause of your ban: you have been found guilty of Noticing.
     
    Yes, that's exactly it. We aren't allowed to notice. We must get all our "facts" from the Ministry of Truth.
  2. I don’t understand the use of twitter. It’s like this white and blue website in which there are a ton of sloppy-looking comments on an endless feed of sloppiness.

    It’s like shopping at T.J. Max…all the clothes are haphazardly thrown around everywhere and all the colors are mixed together

    It’s very stressful.

    I used to have the coolest Facebook Feed in the world where I used Lists to have exactly what I wanted to see in Exactly what Category I was interested in. Then they got rid of this great organizing tool and now my Facebook feed is some algorithmic Mix of Brainwashing and Teenager-Can’t-Clean-His-Room Mess.

    Twitter and Instagram are DESIGNED to waste your time. This whole Stalinist thing is precisely so that you’ll write this article and spend a lot of time talking about Twitter.

    It’s like a woman who is purposefully pissing you off so you’ll spend all night thinking about her. ‘She’s driving you wild’

    Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman…AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you’ll become Angry and Obsessed.

    The best thing to do is…walk away.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Thoughts


    The best thing to do is…walk away.
     
    1) Well I can't, can't walk away from Twitter - - - and not because I'd be addicted but because I did not enter this realm.

    2) Your idea is not bad, but a little bit on the purist side (cf. Jonathan Franzen - Purity, great novel about - big tech big men, not least). - 2 b) Reading novels is also a thing which is by its very nature radically opposed to (short attention span) Twitter (and rather otherwordly (Buddhist/ mystical (mystical in the sense, the (Christian) mystics used this word, not in the sense of unclear or blue-eyed, etc.).
    , @Intensifier
    @Thoughts

    Excellent point Thoughts. I don't have accounts on Twitter, Instagram, youtube, or Facebook. I do have a Reddit account which is almost completely dormant. I don't want to be a slave to their algos. I do comment here but that is it...........we don't have the time to waste on those sites.

    My advice mirrors yours. If you still have a Twitter, Instagram etc account just close it.

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Thoughts

    That's why Facebook closed/banned #WalkAway accounts!

    , @Alden
    @Thoughts

    The twitter bird is cute in a very girly Barbie dream house way. Always reminded me of a little girls bedspread design, cutesy birds on a white ground.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Almost Missouri

    , @Lot
    @Thoughts

    My “political” facebook feed is 90% my boomer and gen X relatives posting pro-Trump, anti-Biden, sentimental Christian, and anti-abortion memes. Facebook’s attempt to censor and add disclaimers seemed half-hearted and inspired them to post more Trumpy memes.

    My professional network is more leftist, but just posts a lot less, typically a couple of photos of their kids a year, or eat pray love travel pics for the single barren 30 and 40 somethings.

    Facebook groups are an incredible tool for local political organizing, eg stopping a low income housing development or a GOP primary challenge. Maybe there will come a day it is a net negative for the nationalist right, but it’s great now if you use it carefully and control your privacy settings and avoid being sucked in too much.

    Twitter is poisonous. “Fired because of a tweet” happens far more than FB posts, even though FB is about 20x more popular. Twitter is structured to promote conflict and bitter emotions.

    , @Prester John
    @Thoughts

    "Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman…AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you’ll become Angry and Obsessed."

    In other words, they want the rest of the country to be like them.

    , @anon
    @Thoughts

    When I see a twitter quoted in any news story or article, I just skip it because the way they're set up just annoys me. There is an individual over at AR who creates "articles" by gluing together twitters, whenever I see his creations, I just skip them. Twitter and all its imitators are just created to cater to the illiterate people that Americans have become. Using these "services" just exacerbates the proliferation of lazy writing skills and strengthens the power base of these companies and their CEO's.

  3. I would like to point out that I made the same observation on Twitter yesterday

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    @ScarletNumber

    I think that the reason for a permanent suspension rather than banning is so that Twitter can continue to mine the data of the permanently suspended by way of keeping them logged in but without any access.

  4. But, in the long run, perhaps the solution to social media monopolies like Twitter is something like the beginning of the end of the AT&T telephone monopoly.

    If AT&T had had the power to censor whoever it wanted and promote whatever narrative it wanted at will, and it offered this power to the elites as a means for them to stay in power, I submit that it would likely have never been broken up. Ma Bell never went that far though as to control what information traveled over its network, and wouldn’t have been able to with 1968 technology.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Thomas

    Yup, the Bell breakup was about market power.

    Twitter does not really _have_ a monopoly. It's the monopoly of the big party where everyone wants to be while they are being harrassed by various other nasty people in the party hall and by management-hired "security", the beer is budweiser while, are no toilets and the "catering" is done by management's cousin from Italy.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Thomas


    If AT&T had the power to censor whoever it wanted and promote whatever narrative it wanted at will, and it offered this power to the elites as a means for them to stay in power, I submit that it would likely have never been broken up.
     
    As the recent Time Magazine story made explicit (and everyone knew already), the social media companies are all working together with the Democrats and the NYT and its ilk to promote specific narrative and suppress others. This includes squelching criticism of BLM.

    Leftist "journalists" in the MSM also have a direct line to the social media companies. And Steve may have been banned because one of them complained about his hateful anti-murder tweets.

    Obviously the Biden administration won't take any action against the very companies that put him in power and keep him there.

    You would think that it might dawn on Republicans that a secret leftist Cabal controlling the flow of information to all Americans might not be a good idea for them or the nation. But they are utterly useless and unimaginative. Heck, they have been funding their own opposition for decades by keeping NPR in the federal budget every year. Why would they be any less deferential to their digital opposition.
    , @anon
    @Thomas

    Ma Bell never went that far though as to control what information traveled over its network, and wouldn’t have been able to with 1968 technology.

    That echoed down the years to the Communications Decency Act in the 90's, and a fossil trace can be found in Section 230 - "common carrier", which was intended to protect ISP's such as AOL from being sued at the state level because someone sent porn over their leased network.

    Social media kings play both sides 230 all the time; one minute they are helpless common carriers who just forward things that people say; the next minute they are publishers who decide what people can and cannot say. Socialized costs, private profits - but always gatekeepers.

  5. Twitter suspended me briefly for daring to link to information about hunter’s laptop, so I decided to delete my account. It took about a month, which was frustrating because every time someone would link to some tweet and I clicked on it, Twitter would ask me if I really wanted to delete my account.

    Yes, I really wanted to.

    • Replies: @wren
    @wren

    I think they suspended the NY Post for writing about Hunter's laptop too.

    I wonder if Twitter will suspend the NY Post again for wondering if black lives matter?

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/06/these-black-lives-didnt-seem-to-matter-in-2020/

    Replies: @Forbes

  6. A lot of people will disagree with me on this but…

    The goal is not to Publicize yourself

    The goal is to do good work

    And yes yes I am the first person to admit that Cream Does Not Rise to the Top

    But…in this environment…where people are spending tons of time on Instagram Stories and trying to get likes and follows and yadda yadda

    It’s not healthy. It’s a system designed to suck your life out and waste your time and destroy your concentration and thinking.

    F–it. Do good work.

    • Thanks: JimDandy
    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Thoughts


    The goal is not to Publicize yourself

    The goal is to do good work
     

    Not sure if fedpoast
  7. Another novel feature of modern Internet monopolism is active, concerted suppression of competitors. Ask Parler what can happen to your site if it doesn’t adopt CultMarx-compliant censorship. (Assuming it wasn’t just a big honeypot to begin with.) Gab survives apparently only by near-heroic effort and a sympathetic web host.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Thomas

    4chan is now almost all leftist astroturfing or brainless bot posts (a contextless one-line writing prompt, without any link or basis: "is coffee good for you?"). Good stuff gets through but more rarely. The barrage of noise has been normal for years. When potential dissent is detected (often erroneously) the very next reply is completely hysterical leftist shrieking ("Do you want to discuss the movie Suffragettes?" "You only hate women because none want to sleep with you"). This is possible but very unlikely without active monitoring, by both the speed and the reliability. This doesn't stop fake experts who don't know what they'te talking about from calling 4chan "alt-right." Plebbit, which always was much more censorious, probably suffers the same phenomena of "wiki editing" (ie, activists move in and rewrite the rules), but also kills what had been legitimate subreddits.
    Reminder to white folk: Asians are our superiors by pretty much every metric (yes, cheating on tests without getting caught actually counts for this). We got ahead of them civilizationally because we had primitive forms of freedom of speech which enabled innovation and they had YOU NO QUESTION ANCESTOR. Would be nice if they embraced what we managed to -- no, instead let's both be backward.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @James O'Meara

  8. Presumably Steve has joined now joined me in not patronizing Twitter.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason

    Yeah, but that's just because they don't have Twitter in Ecuador yet. How 'bout running water, hot AND cold?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Jonathan Mason

  9. Moderation can do discussions a lot of good (I laboriously moderate comments on my blog at the Unz Review, for example, which encourages commenters to up their game)

    Having seen what you let through, it makes be wonder what you don’t.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @AKAHorace


    Having seen what you let through,
     
    Examples, please?
  10. @wren
    Twitter suspended me briefly for daring to link to information about hunter's laptop, so I decided to delete my account. It took about a month, which was frustrating because every time someone would link to some tweet and I clicked on it, Twitter would ask me if I really wanted to delete my account.

    Yes, I really wanted to.

    Replies: @wren

    I think they suspended the NY Post for writing about Hunter’s laptop too.

    I wonder if Twitter will suspend the NY Post again for wondering if black lives matter?

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/06/these-black-lives-didnt-seem-to-matter-in-2020/

    • Replies: @Forbes
    @wren

    The election steal is complete, so the NYPost has no worries...for the moment...

  11. Yet another failure of President Trump: nationalizing “Big Tech” networks. Don’t give me any garbage about ‘private companies can’t violate your rights’ when Nana’s Bakery is forced to comply with every demand made by any homosexual that walks in the door. The internet started as a US Military project and it’s a public uitility like any other. You can’t be denied water, power, or a phone line for wrongthink, although there are odious [redacted] who want it to come to that.

    Black Twitter can post calls for violence, rape and genocide all day long and not suffer any consequences. The Sarah Jeong incident is also instructive on how this dynamic works. While Andrew Anglin was finally exiled from the internet for calling Heather Heyer fat.

    On every platform, White Dissidents gained ground in the battle space of ideas and their arguments could not be refuted, only silenced. By the end, color-blind Tucker Carlson-watching Trump supporters were shoah’d from social media for milquetoast civnat opinions.

    The recent example of Parler shows that “just build your own platform” isn’t something they thought would actually happen, and won’t actually allow. We’re not supposed to have anything — “just build your own bank”, “just build your own market”, “just build your own country.” No, it turns out it’s simply “just D.I.E.”

    At least we’ve got a buffet of the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful vaccines in history to choose from, right Steve?

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @BenKenobi


    We’re not supposed to have anything — “just build your own bank”, “just build your own market”, “just build your own country.”
     
    That's the thing - if whites want to have their own freedom of speech and freedom to shape their own destiny, they need their own country. They'll always be shackled in a country run by their enemies (which include many fellow whites).
    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @BenKenobi

    Gab is another good example.

    They're so willing to allow competition from Gab that they completely financially deplatformed its founder.

    Gab has to host its site on Russian servers to avoid Parler's fate.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @BenKenobi


    The recent example of Parler shows that “just build your own platform” isn’t something they thought would actually happen, and won’t actually allow. We’re not supposed to have anything — “just build your own bank”, “just build your own market”, “just build your own country.” No, it turns out it’s simply “just D.I.E.”
     
    https://pics.me.me/dont-like-it-dont-like-it-build-your-0wn-payment-37308610.png
    , @Alden
    @BenKenobi

    I’ve seen a few comments here and there that Parler was just a scam to trap and expose conservatives. Maybe. Maybe not.

  12. Someone please post a YouTube video of that celebrated British artist, Leo Sayer’s, evocative 1970s rendition of ‘One Man Band’.
    Or even Roger Daltrey’s version.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Anonymous

    Wish I had the clip but there's a typically dry scene in the old Avengers TV series where a portly one-man band guy is playing Rule Britannia or something as he marches across the landscape, strapped up with huge bass drum and numerous other instruments. A shot rings out and he goes tumbling downhill, instruments banging, crashing and tootling all the way.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    , @PiltdownMan
    @Anonymous

    Here's a live version.

    https://youtu.be/S2o2kdd_Veo

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    , @iDeplorable
    @Anonymous


    Someone please post a YouTube video
     
    Finally, someone that wants one of Achnad Doucheman's idiotic posts!
  13. It’s intriguing to remember that in the late 1990s the internet got along quite well without today’s domineering monopolies. Instead, public protocols facilitated email, discussion groups, and the Web. Back then being dependent on one firm seemed like an obsolete relic of the old AOL era.

    The New Internet reminds me very much of the old AOL model.

    And the search quality on Google (even for non-political stuff) isn’t that good now. Search for anything and a bunch of ads come up. And even the non-ads are obviously paying to be listed high.

    • Agree: bomag, Spud Boy, El Dato
    • Replies: @Intensifier
    @RichardTaylor

    Stop using google to search. Use Duckduckgo. I know nothing about who owns it or how it works but it is not google and that is enough for me. I literally loathe google.

    , @Altai
    @RichardTaylor

    The thing I keep see people missing is the demographic shift of those writing content on the internet, particularly in a political sense. Prior to 2012/2014, political debate on the internet was had by men anonymously on message boards.

    Today, it is massively dominated by young women and girls, under their real names for the most part on the most widely viewed platforms and sites for everyone to see.

    Twitter created the conditions for young women to spin out into a moral panic that never ends and never de-escalates. And now the MSM, which as 2020 has shown, has an important role in giving people social permission for actions and views even if it is, itself a faded shadow of what it once was in terms of overall viewership and authority, takes these 15 year old who don't even believe half of what they're saying seriously.

    Basically prior to social media, the line was 'There are no girls on the internet' and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was 'the internet's candidate'?) for the most part.

    Now the power users of the internet, the influential nodes are young women and girls with cluster B personality disorders. How has nobody analysed this?

    Look at this protest in Sweden, there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.

    https://twitter.com/SamnyttSimon/status/1268266061801160711

    Steve's tweets were 'not okay'.

    Replies: @Intensifier, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Abe, @Known Fact, @fish, @El Dato

  14. I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin. Early in his reign, while taking a break from the composition of GREENSLEEVES I presume, he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein, for which he duly received a gold star and some ribbon candy from the then-current occupant of St. Peter’s throne.

    When Thomas Moore had the temerity to point this out at his trial many years later (basically like playing gotcha with the infallible Stalin by pointing out how he was once for something before he was forever and from the beginning against it) Henry’s prosecutorial team tried to persuade Moore that it was he who had actually written the pro-Papal tract, or else connived to trick Henry into doing so. Not sure if thumb-screws or the rack were used to jog Moores’ memory on this particular point or not.

    But what strikes me as particularly nasty about Henry was his need- just like Stalin- to sexually humiliate his victims before destroying them. He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn, he had to execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery. And he could not just execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery, he had to convict her of having incest with her own brother.

    So cheer up, Steve. Yeah, Twitter made you delete those 2 naughty posts by your own hand to get back on their network. But at leas tthey didn’t make you also aver you were an interested respondent to that “power bottom” “hairy milking glutes” personals ad Andrew Sullivan put out there many years ago. The ONLY interested respondent.

    • Thanks: ic1000
    • Replies: @Thomas
    @Abe

    *Thomas More, not Moore.

    , @ic1000
    @Abe

    > I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin.

    This is the sense I got from Hilary Mantel's excellent historical novel "Wolf Hall." (Henry wasn't the protagonist, but looms large.)

    Replies: @Alden, @Alden

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Abe

    It's good to see you've been spending your retirement reading up on English history. When Suga steps down, will you make a comeback?

    , @James O'Meara
    @Abe

    I love me some Henry hate (I'm still amazed at Anglican/Episcopalians who aren't ashamed of belonging to a "church" created solely so as to get Henry a new wife) but to be fair, you can't infer sexual perversity from his behavior. Kings by their office can't simply get rid of their wives, most marriages being matters of state -- treaties, alliances, etc. You need definitive, horrifying grounds, such as treason or incest.

    Which is not to deny that this is one reason the system itself was pretty perverse, just that that's how they did things back then.

    , @Curle
    @Abe

    You are being a little hard on Henry. He was forced to act, as much as possible, within the boundaries of the law and with an eye towards legitimizing an future heir with as little exposure as possible to that heir being unseated the way Henry 6 was.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Abe


    he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein...

     

    Papal infallibility was a 19th-century thing. Henry defended all the sacraments, including the only one he administered himself. Here's a recent reissue, edited by a vigorous Brazilian:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3307338-defence-of-the-seven-sacraments

    He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn...
     
    ...because he could not "just simply dump" Anne Boleyn. That was part of the sacrament they administered.

    Replies: @Alden

  15. @Thomas
    Another novel feature of modern Internet monopolism is active, concerted suppression of competitors. Ask Parler what can happen to your site if it doesn't adopt CultMarx-compliant censorship. (Assuming it wasn't just a big honeypot to begin with.) Gab survives apparently only by near-heroic effort and a sympathetic web host.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    4chan is now almost all leftist astroturfing or brainless bot posts (a contextless one-line writing prompt, without any link or basis: “is coffee good for you?”). Good stuff gets through but more rarely. The barrage of noise has been normal for years. When potential dissent is detected (often erroneously) the very next reply is completely hysterical leftist shrieking (“Do you want to discuss the movie Suffragettes?” “You only hate women because none want to sleep with you”). This is possible but very unlikely without active monitoring, by both the speed and the reliability. This doesn’t stop fake experts who don’t know what they’te talking about from calling 4chan “alt-right.” Plebbit, which always was much more censorious, probably suffers the same phenomena of “wiki editing” (ie, activists move in and rewrite the rules), but also kills what had been legitimate subreddits.
    Reminder to white folk: Asians are our superiors by pretty much every metric (yes, cheating on tests without getting caught actually counts for this). We got ahead of them civilizationally because we had primitive forms of freedom of speech which enabled innovation and they had YOU NO QUESTION ANCESTOR. Would be nice if they embraced what we managed to — no, instead let’s both be backward.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @J.Ross


    Asians are our superiors by pretty much every metric
     
    Ah, but not on absolutely every metric! [Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Know what I mean? Know what I mean?]
    , @James O'Meara
    @J.Ross

    It would also be nice if the "right wing" (TradCath, Traditionalist, NeoRX, Heideggerian paganism, etc.) didn't posit the cure for our sickness being a return to YOU NO QUESTION ANCESTOR.

  16. the only reason to read twitter is because smart and honest people occasionally make use of its vast reach and quick ripple. otherwise the platform is ridiculously constrained for coherent thought and the leadership has grown totally decadent and detached

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @raven lunatic

    And certain people let their real thoughts out, letting people know just how biased they are.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @raven lunatic


    otherwise the platform is ridiculously constrained
     
    The 140-character constraint was the best thing about Twitter. Focus. Trim. Edit.
  17. The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Swedish head of state immunology Anders Tegnell said that in October 2020: CO-19 will be with us for quite some time (years, at least).

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    , @Redneck farmer
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Look at the bright side; no one is going to die from Covid-19 until another Republican president is elected.

    , @El Dato
    @JohnnyWalker123

    So are school shutdowns

    Biden sets low bar on school reopenings, targets resuming in-person teaching at half of schools 'ONE DAY A WEEK' by late April


    Ironically, Biden may have set the bar so low on his reopening goal that little or no progress will be needed in his 100-day plan to meet the goal. An Education Next study done in November and December found that 47 percent of students had some in-person classes at least once a week. According to the Burbio School Opening Tracker, Biden could pat himself on the back even before getting to work. It found that 64 percent of elementary and middle schools students were getting some in-person instruction.

    The CDC has said that schools can safely reopen, even without teachers first being vaccinated.

    In fact, former CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said in November that schools are one of the safest places K-12 students can be amid the pandemic. "There's extensive data that we've gathered over the last two to three months to confirm that K-12 schools can operate with face-to-face learning, and they can do it safely, and they can do it responsibly," he said.
     
    , @Anonymous
    @JohnnyWalker123


    The Corona Virus may be long-term.
     
    The vaccine appears to work through. Doesn’t that conflict?
    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @JohnnyWalker123


    The Corona Virus may be long-term.
     
    Always has been.
    , @Known Fact
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Well of course the vaccine makers and the other merchants of fear are going to say exactly that. Does your psychologist or chiropractor ever say, "Well, that's it, you're cured, no need for any more sessions!"

    , @Buffalo Joe
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Johnny, please tell me when we can start to lay off teachers who refuse to go back to the classroom especially those who work in districts where all the private/prep schools are already back in the classrooms.Stay safe. PS I had a Johnny Walker Rob Roy last night before dinner.

  18. @Abe
    I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin. Early in his reign, while taking a break from the composition of GREENSLEEVES I presume, he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein, for which he duly received a gold star and some ribbon candy from the then-current occupant of St. Peter’s throne.

    When Thomas Moore had the temerity to point this out at his trial many years later (basically like playing gotcha with the infallible Stalin by pointing out how he was once for something before he was forever and from the beginning against it) Henry’s prosecutorial team tried to persuade Moore that it was he who had actually written the pro-Papal tract, or else connived to trick Henry into doing so. Not sure if thumb-screws or the rack were used to jog Moores’ memory on this particular point or not.

    But what strikes me as particularly nasty about Henry was his need- just like Stalin- to sexually humiliate his victims before destroying them. He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn, he had to execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery. And he could not just execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery, he had to convict her of having incest with her own brother.

    So cheer up, Steve. Yeah, Twitter made you delete those 2 naughty posts by your own hand to get back on their network. But at leas tthey didn’t make you also aver you were an interested respondent to that “power bottom” “hairy milking glutes” personals ad Andrew Sullivan put out there many years ago. The ONLY interested respondent.

    Replies: @Thomas, @ic1000, @Chrisnonymous, @James O'Meara, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar

    *Thomas More, not Moore.

    • Thanks: Abe
  19. Jack Dorsey was on Joe Rogan a few years ago and made some sense. Today no respect for him, he sold out completely to the dark Dem side when he suspended the NY Post twitter at a crucial time in late October up to Nov 3rd. How can you take a guy seriously with that goof style beard and nose ring?
    Answer:
    When he calls the shots at twitter which handles our insta-impact news flow. IIRC the most tweets are about sports. How lame is this.

  20. There must be some sort of work-around. Maybe you should try including a video clip of kittens doing cute things as part of any tweet where you notice inconvenient truths.

    • Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @The Alarmist

    You can notice the higher Black murder rates if you blame it on “systemic Racism”, you could notice that Blacks have higher rates of criminality because you lay the blame on whites. As long as you blame whites for Black pathologies you can notice it. Blacks score lower on IQ tests, because of “systemic racism”. Blacks do not work as computer programmers because of “systemic racism”. Few Blacks are billionaires, could be due to “systemic racism”....maybe you could create a new term, which sounds like racism but has another meaning, use the term Genetic racism or some such made-up word which has a unique meaning to Sailer and his followers.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    , @The Alarmist
    @The Alarmist

    In fact, picture iSteve doing it as a vlog with a cat filter for his face ...

    https://youtu.be/w6TpsWhQMTQ

    Who could possibly ban that?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

  21. Turns out those non Whites who voted for Trump last year were smart and discerned something important. It is that kind of “noticing” you should be specialising in on Twitter. It would bring in new readers.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @Sean

    What are those two broads on about?

    I scanned through this but just encountered mindless drivel.

  22. Moderation can do discussions a lot of good (I laboriously moderate comments on my blog at the Unz Review, for example, which encourages commenters to up their game).

    Dear Steve,

    Guess where you can shove your encouragement.

    • Agree: Mike Tre
  23. @Thoughts
    I don't understand the use of twitter. It's like this white and blue website in which there are a ton of sloppy-looking comments on an endless feed of sloppiness.

    It's like shopping at T.J. Max...all the clothes are haphazardly thrown around everywhere and all the colors are mixed together

    It's very stressful.

    I used to have the coolest Facebook Feed in the world where I used Lists to have exactly what I wanted to see in Exactly what Category I was interested in. Then they got rid of this great organizing tool and now my Facebook feed is some algorithmic Mix of Brainwashing and Teenager-Can't-Clean-His-Room Mess.

    Twitter and Instagram are DESIGNED to waste your time. This whole Stalinist thing is precisely so that you'll write this article and spend a lot of time talking about Twitter.

    It's like a woman who is purposefully pissing you off so you'll spend all night thinking about her. 'She's driving you wild'

    Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman...AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you'll become Angry and Obsessed.

    The best thing to do is...walk away.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Intensifier, @Chrisnonymous, @Alden, @Lot, @Prester John, @anon

    The best thing to do is…walk away.

    1) Well I can’t, can’t walk away from Twitter – – – and not because I’d be addicted but because I did not enter this realm.

    2) Your idea is not bad, but a little bit on the purist side (cf. Jonathan Franzen – Purity, great novel about – big tech big men, not least). – 2 b) Reading novels is also a thing which is by its very nature radically opposed to (short attention span) Twitter (and rather otherwordly (Buddhist/ mystical (mystical in the sense, the (Christian) mystics used this word, not in the sense of unclear or blue-eyed, etc.).

  24. • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
    @Clifford Brown

    How long before Elvis is cancelled?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Achmed E. Newman

  25. @JohnnyWalker123
    The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1358415248533954565

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @Anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Known Fact, @Buffalo Joe

    Swedish head of state immunology Anders Tegnell said that in October 2020: CO-19 will be with us for quite some time (years, at least).

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Dieter Kief

    Dieter, and he could have pointed out that "seasonal flu" is still around and has been for generations and will be for many more. And, we have flu shots for that. Stay safe.

  26. Don’t know if you’re consciously repeating his take but Curtis Yarvin has said the same thing about what actual effective government pro-consumer action with regard to tech companies would look like – he put it as “all protocols must be open” – which is the technical expression of what you were looking for in the last paragraph of your essay. If the protocols were public then anyone could write a client, including a client that hooked into twitter and facebook and email if that’s what someone wanted – or even twitter and gab.

  27. @raven lunatic
    the only reason to read twitter is because smart and honest people occasionally make use of its vast reach and quick ripple. otherwise the platform is ridiculously constrained for coherent thought and the leadership has grown totally decadent and detached

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar

    And certain people let their real thoughts out, letting people know just how biased they are.

  28. @Thomas

    But, in the long run, perhaps the solution to social media monopolies like Twitter is something like the beginning of the end of the AT&T telephone monopoly.
     
    If AT&T had had the power to censor whoever it wanted and promote whatever narrative it wanted at will, and it offered this power to the elites as a means for them to stay in power, I submit that it would likely have never been broken up. Ma Bell never went that far though as to control what information traveled over its network, and wouldn't have been able to with 1968 technology.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Hypnotoad666, @anon

    Yup, the Bell breakup was about market power.

    Twitter does not really _have_ a monopoly. It’s the monopoly of the big party where everyone wants to be while they are being harrassed by various other nasty people in the party hall and by management-hired “security”, the beer is budweiser while, are no toilets and the “catering” is done by management’s cousin from Italy.

  29. @JohnnyWalker123
    The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1358415248533954565

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @Anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Known Fact, @Buffalo Joe

    Look at the bright side; no one is going to die from Covid-19 until another Republican president is elected.

  30. @JohnnyWalker123
    The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1358415248533954565

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @Anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Known Fact, @Buffalo Joe

    So are school shutdowns

    Biden sets low bar on school reopenings, targets resuming in-person teaching at half of schools ‘ONE DAY A WEEK’ by late April

    Ironically, Biden may have set the bar so low on his reopening goal that little or no progress will be needed in his 100-day plan to meet the goal. An Education Next study done in November and December found that 47 percent of students had some in-person classes at least once a week. According to the Burbio School Opening Tracker, Biden could pat himself on the back even before getting to work. It found that 64 percent of elementary and middle schools students were getting some in-person instruction.

    The CDC has said that schools can safely reopen, even without teachers first being vaccinated.

    In fact, former CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield said in November that schools are one of the safest places K-12 students can be amid the pandemic. “There’s extensive data that we’ve gathered over the last two to three months to confirm that K-12 schools can operate with face-to-face learning, and they can do it safely, and they can do it responsibly,” he said.

  31. @AKAHorace

    Moderation can do discussions a lot of good (I laboriously moderate comments on my blog at the Unz Review, for example, which encourages commenters to up their game)
     
    Having seen what you let through, it makes be wonder what you don't.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Having seen what you let through,

    Examples, please?

  32. A great suggestion for a new app to aggregate Twitter, Gab, and other future Twitter like sites! Maybe even cross post from Twitter to less highly censored platforms (though obviously not the other way). Users of the app would then have full access to everything.

    • Replies: @slumber_j
    @Luke Lea


    A great suggestion for a new app to aggregate Twitter, Gab, and other future Twitter like sites!
     
    As I've written here before, I think and have thought for years now--along with a lot of other people who are actually doing something about it--that the real solution is to blow it all up and decentralize everything. Tim Berners-Lee, for example, is on the case:

    https://solidproject.org/about

    as are his acolytes:

    https://solidproject.org/apps

    But maybe in the end, even with all your personal information stored in your own pod etc., we'll end up with the same censorship problems: they'll just be emerging in a more distributed way. Or maybe the whole Solid universe (or whatever it ends up being) stays too nerd-constrained to really get off the ground and establish a dominant network effect. Dunno.
  33. @JohnnyWalker123
    The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1358415248533954565

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @Anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Known Fact, @Buffalo Joe

    The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    The vaccine appears to work through. Doesn’t that conflict?

  34. Twitter is like Big Brother if Big Brother really were your big brother who grabs your hand and punches you in the face with your own fist, all the while taunting, “I’m not hitting you, stop hitting yourself.

    As Vox Day has pointed out repeatedly, SJWs always demand you admit you did a thoughcrime and beg forgiveness, because they treat it as confession in a criminal court, to be used to hammer you over the head with whenever you claim otherwise or get out of line. Vyshinsky, one and all.

    Never say you’re sorry for offending SJWs with WrongThink, or you will forever crawl.

  35. @Clifford Brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_RCvsiavuM

    Replies: @R.G. Camara

    How long before Elvis is cancelled?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @R.G. Camara

    My mother cried when he died.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Achmed E. Newman
    @R.G. Camara

    "Attention: Elvis has left the internet."

  36. Move to Gab. Don’t patronize our enemies. I said goodbye to Twitter and can now speak my mind on Gab.

  37. OT: Sad state of American tennis

    Men: Not a single American player among the top 30

    Women: Not a single American player among the top 23, except Serena
    Williams (ranked 11), and at 39 she’s on her way out. Sofia Kenin doesn’t count –
    she was born in Russia.

    How is it that a country of 335 million people is currently unable to produce even
    one top tennis player when only 15-20 years ago it used to dominate it? Clearly,
    one of the countless signs of American decline, and what I see as spiritual malaise.

    • Replies: @Anon 2
    @Anon 2

    OT: Question: Is the sad state of American tennis an indicator
    of biological decline? How fit are America’s teenagers compared
    to those from other nations? You never hear about the fitness
    levels of U.S. teenagers anymore. This used to be a big topic
    decades ago

    Replies: @Anon 2

  38. Maybe stop using Twitter, huh? It was shit from day one and its new brand of anti-American activities don’t make it a whole lot less shitty now.

    I honest-to-god can’t figure out why people don’t simply reject things that hate them.

  39. @Thoughts
    A lot of people will disagree with me on this but...

    The goal is not to Publicize yourself

    The goal is to do good work

    And yes yes I am the first person to admit that Cream Does Not Rise to the Top

    But...in this environment...where people are spending tons of time on Instagram Stories and trying to get likes and follows and yadda yadda

    It's not healthy. It's a system designed to suck your life out and waste your time and destroy your concentration and thinking.

    F--it. Do good work.

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    The goal is not to Publicize yourself

    The goal is to do good work

    Not sure if fedpoast

  40. I laboriously moderate comments on my blog at the Unz Review, for example, which encourages commenters to up their game

    Jeez, really? You always let my retarded bullshit through… I dread to think what the stuff that gets culled is like

    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way? We got along without these monopolists in the past, and we can do it again in the future.

    E-mail is actually quite superior to most social media in a lot of ways. On a lot of social media it’s hard to export data, sort or filter or search your old messages, flag things for later… I think this is probably deliberate: it’s often hard to keep track of what you’ve read and what you haven’t, so the result is that you tend to read all the incoming messages now now now… with the result that you get sucked in, spending more time using the app than you intended. Or at least that’s been my experience.

    Anyway, maybe that’s a good idea for a social media app: just public-facing e-mail.

  41. Though I read a few comments to the effect that you were temporarily off Twitter, I mean, until you break down and confess your sins, honestly, I didn’t notice your tweets missing from the right side of this blog or from VDare. I’m like the commenter Thoughts above. Sets of tweets are just not nested right, and I can’t tell who’s replying to whom most of the time.

    If you’ve got to tweet to communicate, to me it’s like that expression about arguing with a pig, or wrestling with a pig, whatever it is…

    Anyway, I’m looking forward to reading your column in a bit, so thanks for that, unSteve.

    .

    Oh, yeah, I remember that hitting someone with his own fist thing. You grew up with a brother too, huh? ;-}

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Achmed E. Newman

    It's 1) Don't argue with an idiot, passersby can't tell the difference
    and 2) Don't wrestle with a pig, you'll both get all dirty and the pig enjoys it

  42. @Jonathan Mason
    Presumably Steve has joined now joined me in not patronizing Twitter.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Yeah, but that’s just because they don’t have Twitter in Ecuador yet. How ’bout running water, hot AND cold?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman

    https://mobile.twitter.com/elcomerciocom?lang=en

    Of course they have Twitter in Ecuador! Twitter is on the internet. Did you not know?

    And yes of course there is running hot and cold water.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g294307-Activities-c57-t61-Ecuador.html

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    , @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman

    https://mobile.twitter.com/elcomerciocom?lang=en

    Of course they have Twitter in Ecuador! And TikTok. Twitter is on the internet. Did you not know?

    And yes of course there is running hot and cold water.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g294307-Activities-c57-t61-Ecuador.html

    Anyway I thought you wanted to take the United States back to its antebellum glories.

  43. I found twitter too distracting so deleted my account after bookmarking the pages of the accounts I followed. I never tweeted anything anyway. After a month or so, I noticed that I didn’t even care enough to look at many of those, so I deleted the bookmarks. I created a hierarchy and occasionally glance at them. Many of the accounts I followed would retweet the same stuff, so it is much less repetitive. I found myself actually caring to check mostly steve, razib, second city bureaucrat, david pinsen, greg cochran (tweets and replies or you miss everything worth a laugh), niccolo, scott greer, anatoly, philippe lemoine, and a couple of news sites and dumb stuff that makes me laugh. When I get curious about something or someone, I might follow some wormholes. This might seem inefficient, but works for me because it requires me to click a link. I waste much less time.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @william munny

    I sign into twitter because then I have a convenient to access list of those I follow. I send out an innocuous tweet maybe three times a month. In the last week I have not even looked at those I follow. When antifa/BLM were rioting for months I looked at AndyNGO's twitter feed every day and replied more. Loud mouth Dave Portnoy is fun to look at.

  44. In the capitalist world, ultimately only one and one only rule matters, namely that old English saw:

    “He who pays the piper calls the tune”.

    Everything else is just extraneous bullshit.

  45. Our long national nightmare of noticing is almost over! A lawyer in Texas has inadvertently figured out how we can deal with our white bodies and black bodies and our inappropriate gendered identities:

    When Judge Roy Ferguson opened up virtual proceedings of the 394th Judicial District Court in Texas on Zoom this week, he was not expecting to see two lawyers and a kitten.

    “Mr Ponton, I believe you have filter turned on in the video settings,” said the judge.

  46. Telegram.

    It’s better. A mix of the good things of whatsapp and Twitter.
    Send out the link on your Twitter.

  47. @william munny
    I found twitter too distracting so deleted my account after bookmarking the pages of the accounts I followed. I never tweeted anything anyway. After a month or so, I noticed that I didn't even care enough to look at many of those, so I deleted the bookmarks. I created a hierarchy and occasionally glance at them. Many of the accounts I followed would retweet the same stuff, so it is much less repetitive. I found myself actually caring to check mostly steve, razib, second city bureaucrat, david pinsen, greg cochran (tweets and replies or you miss everything worth a laugh), niccolo, scott greer, anatoly, philippe lemoine, and a couple of news sites and dumb stuff that makes me laugh. When I get curious about something or someone, I might follow some wormholes. This might seem inefficient, but works for me because it requires me to click a link. I waste much less time.

    Replies: @Clyde

    I sign into twitter because then I have a convenient to access list of those I follow. I send out an innocuous tweet maybe three times a month. In the last week I have not even looked at those I follow. When antifa/BLM were rioting for months I looked at AndyNGO’s twitter feed every day and replied more. Loud mouth Dave Portnoy is fun to look at.

  48. Reciting black crime stats is becoming taboo among the media and other liberals. The recent NYT brouhaha started when Don McNeil told a group of rich high school kids that blacks that commit crimes are responsible for their actions not systemic racism.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @Ed

    Ed, slight tilt in recent reporting as in the Buffalo News noticing that murders are way up in Buffalo and blacks are both the victims and perps.

    Replies: @Ed, @duncsbaby

  49. The best move would be to find a financial support for normal socio-political-cultural Internet platforms & de-monopolize all that crap. Because, like it or not, one is at tender mercies of those jackals.

    And to limit one’s input into social media, that brain cells destroying PMS blather.

  50. @Thomas

    But, in the long run, perhaps the solution to social media monopolies like Twitter is something like the beginning of the end of the AT&T telephone monopoly.
     
    If AT&T had had the power to censor whoever it wanted and promote whatever narrative it wanted at will, and it offered this power to the elites as a means for them to stay in power, I submit that it would likely have never been broken up. Ma Bell never went that far though as to control what information traveled over its network, and wouldn't have been able to with 1968 technology.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Hypnotoad666, @anon

    If AT&T had the power to censor whoever it wanted and promote whatever narrative it wanted at will, and it offered this power to the elites as a means for them to stay in power, I submit that it would likely have never been broken up.

    As the recent Time Magazine story made explicit (and everyone knew already), the social media companies are all working together with the Democrats and the NYT and its ilk to promote specific narrative and suppress others. This includes squelching criticism of BLM.

    Leftist “journalists” in the MSM also have a direct line to the social media companies. And Steve may have been banned because one of them complained about his hateful anti-murder tweets.

    Obviously the Biden administration won’t take any action against the very companies that put him in power and keep him there.

    You would think that it might dawn on Republicans that a secret leftist Cabal controlling the flow of information to all Americans might not be a good idea for them or the nation. But they are utterly useless and unimaginative. Heck, they have been funding their own opposition for decades by keeping NPR in the federal budget every year. Why would they be any less deferential to their digital opposition.

  51. @Anon 2
    OT: Sad state of American tennis

    Men: Not a single American player among the top 30

    Women: Not a single American player among the top 23, except Serena
    Williams (ranked 11), and at 39 she’s on her way out. Sofia Kenin doesn’t count -
    she was born in Russia.

    How is it that a country of 335 million people is currently unable to produce even
    one top tennis player when only 15-20 years ago it used to dominate it? Clearly,
    one of the countless signs of American decline, and what I see as spiritual malaise.

    Replies: @Anon 2

    OT: Question: Is the sad state of American tennis an indicator
    of biological decline? How fit are America’s teenagers compared
    to those from other nations? You never hear about the fitness
    levels of U.S. teenagers anymore. This used to be a big topic
    decades ago

    • Replies: @Anon 2
    @Anon 2

    OT: 2021 Australian Open

    My musings about the decline of U.S. tennis have been triggered
    by the 2021 Australian Open in which the American players have
    been dropping like flies. It almost seems like the American population
    is in a state of biological decline

  52. Mr Sailer you were dinged for using the term Blacks to describe Black Americans.

    Moving forward, say Black folks and you should be ok … at least for awhile.

    By the way about 5 years or so ago I was scolded by a THOT for referring to them as “blacks;” several months later this young woman was assaulted by a homeless man who tried to shake her down by “protecting” her car after she had parked it. Perhaps stupidly she pulled out her cell phone to take his picture. He slapped the phone away then slapped her. I fear worse violence would have occurred but several female joggers (the health advocate kind) jogged up and he took off. The homeless guy was some black loser (is thst ok for Twitter i wonder?).

  53. @Luke Lea
    A great suggestion for a new app to aggregate Twitter, Gab, and other future Twitter like sites! Maybe even cross post from Twitter to less highly censored platforms (though obviously not the other way). Users of the app would then have full access to everything.

    Replies: @slumber_j

    A great suggestion for a new app to aggregate Twitter, Gab, and other future Twitter like sites!

    As I’ve written here before, I think and have thought for years now–along with a lot of other people who are actually doing something about it–that the real solution is to blow it all up and decentralize everything. Tim Berners-Lee, for example, is on the case:

    https://solidproject.org/about

    as are his acolytes:

    https://solidproject.org/apps

    But maybe in the end, even with all your personal information stored in your own pod etc., we’ll end up with the same censorship problems: they’ll just be emerging in a more distributed way. Or maybe the whole Solid universe (or whatever it ends up being) stays too nerd-constrained to really get off the ground and establish a dominant network effect. Dunno.

    • Thanks: vhrm
  54. @Abe
    I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin. Early in his reign, while taking a break from the composition of GREENSLEEVES I presume, he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein, for which he duly received a gold star and some ribbon candy from the then-current occupant of St. Peter’s throne.

    When Thomas Moore had the temerity to point this out at his trial many years later (basically like playing gotcha with the infallible Stalin by pointing out how he was once for something before he was forever and from the beginning against it) Henry’s prosecutorial team tried to persuade Moore that it was he who had actually written the pro-Papal tract, or else connived to trick Henry into doing so. Not sure if thumb-screws or the rack were used to jog Moores’ memory on this particular point or not.

    But what strikes me as particularly nasty about Henry was his need- just like Stalin- to sexually humiliate his victims before destroying them. He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn, he had to execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery. And he could not just execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery, he had to convict her of having incest with her own brother.

    So cheer up, Steve. Yeah, Twitter made you delete those 2 naughty posts by your own hand to get back on their network. But at leas tthey didn’t make you also aver you were an interested respondent to that “power bottom” “hairy milking glutes” personals ad Andrew Sullivan put out there many years ago. The ONLY interested respondent.

    Replies: @Thomas, @ic1000, @Chrisnonymous, @James O'Meara, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar

    > I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin.

    This is the sense I got from Hilary Mantel’s excellent historical novel “Wolf Hall.” (Henry wasn’t the protagonist, but looms large.)

    • Replies: @Alden
    @ic1000

    Read about the trials of his 3 wives and others. There was no defense bar in those days in England. It was considered a great condescension to allow the defendants to speak at all. Boleyn and Howard were English so he could do to them as he wished. But Catharine of Aragon was a princess of the most powerful dynasty in Europe at the time. It would be nice if all those books and movies glorifying Henry and Elizabeth would mention the involvement of the Jews of Amsterdam but it won’t happen.

    Henry betrayed and executed many men and a few women who helped him in his projects. Thomas Cromwell for one.

    The most historically accurate show about Henry is the tv show now in Netflix, the Tudors.
    It’s just one line early when he was still married to Catharine of Aragon “ Spain has sacked and occupied Rome. The pope is confined. King will never get his divorce now” It’s the only movie I’ve ever seen that states why the Pope couldn’t grant a divorce. It doesn’t go into detail. Historical facts are that Charles King of Spain/Holy Roman Emperor told the Pope he and his Lutheran troops would sack loot and rape Rome and surrounding territories again if the divorce were granted.

    The Lutherans and Calvinists kept the medieval catholic common good welfare state. The Church of England destroyed it and the majority of English lived in poverty till after WW2. That’s why the English, but few Spanish Dutch and French fled to the American colonies.

    Poor workers could survive in Spain and France. France made efforts to settle Louisiana territory. But no thanks, as long as the average French unskilled worker could feed and shelter himself and his family. They couldn’t in England. I’ve never read the Cobbett book about the effects of the reformation in England and Ireland .But I’ve learned about in other books. The few that aren’t just glorification of the Tudors and Oliver Cromwell

    Conventional history claims that about 65 percent of all English immigrants to America were indentured servants so poor that had to sell themselves to get out of England. That doesn’t count the English convicts and Scots and Irish ethnically cleansed so the English could confiscate their land.

    Oh well, it was a long time ago. It’s coming to America for Whites. But we won’t be able to flee to America or anywhere else. In another 100 years we’ll just be wandering homeless hobos. Maybe White single moms of White kids will still be able to get EBT food cards and sleeping bags when the temperature is below 50F. Maybe maybe not.

    Replies: @JMcG

    , @Alden
    @ic1000

    Wolf Hall was a whitewash of Thomas Cromwell. He engineered numerous executions of his enemies. After all those enemies were executed, Henry executed Cromwell for something or other.

    The real reason Henry executed Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard was to become a widower instead of a divorcee before marrying the next unfortunate. Then he decreed divorce illegal in England again. Last wife Catherine Parr was almost arrested and executed for reading the Bible and suspicion of having Lutheran thoughts. But Henry died before she was arrested. Hmmmm, one wonders how that happened.

    If you think Henry 8 was ruthless, check out his paternal grandmothers, especially Margaret Beaufort. She makes Vlad the Impaler look like a saint.

  55. I suspended my Twitter account on principle after they banned Trump from the platform. Not that I’m a huge Trump fan, but that was the last straw for me.

    I do however believe that some moderation of posts is needed, as some people can be completely insufferable when allowed to comment on line. Pointing out facts about murder rates is not ban-worthy in my opinion.

  56. Your money quote:

    To me, the big downside of Twitter is that it destroys your attention span.

    To me, Twitter is the current digital comms era equivalent of the National Enquirer and similar tabloids. The vast majority of it is calorie-free mental content. Though smart users like you and Charles Murray, Razib Khan, et al, provide interesting and thought-provoking commentary (within those stupid character limits), you may as well be a fart in a hurricane.

    The Twitterverse is simply the old town square, only digital/virtual. At any given moment, an enormous virtual crowd is gathered, and as soon as someone posts something slightly controversial to what the lowest common denominator user is feeling at the moment, portions of it erupt into a virtual mob, intent on virtually (for now) destroying the messenger, regardless of how true or close to reality their posted observations/thoughts.

  57. @ScarletNumber
    I would like to point out that I made the same observation on Twitter yesterday

    https://twitter.com/NJGeneralsUSFL/status/1358927140465627138

    Replies: @Twodees Partain

    I think that the reason for a permanent suspension rather than banning is so that Twitter can continue to mine the data of the permanently suspended by way of keeping them logged in but without any access.

  58. @Thoughts
    I don't understand the use of twitter. It's like this white and blue website in which there are a ton of sloppy-looking comments on an endless feed of sloppiness.

    It's like shopping at T.J. Max...all the clothes are haphazardly thrown around everywhere and all the colors are mixed together

    It's very stressful.

    I used to have the coolest Facebook Feed in the world where I used Lists to have exactly what I wanted to see in Exactly what Category I was interested in. Then they got rid of this great organizing tool and now my Facebook feed is some algorithmic Mix of Brainwashing and Teenager-Can't-Clean-His-Room Mess.

    Twitter and Instagram are DESIGNED to waste your time. This whole Stalinist thing is precisely so that you'll write this article and spend a lot of time talking about Twitter.

    It's like a woman who is purposefully pissing you off so you'll spend all night thinking about her. 'She's driving you wild'

    Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman...AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you'll become Angry and Obsessed.

    The best thing to do is...walk away.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Intensifier, @Chrisnonymous, @Alden, @Lot, @Prester John, @anon

    Excellent point Thoughts. I don’t have accounts on Twitter, Instagram, youtube, or Facebook. I do have a Reddit account which is almost completely dormant. I don’t want to be a slave to their algos. I do comment here but that is it………..we don’t have the time to waste on those sites.

    My advice mirrors yours. If you still have a Twitter, Instagram etc account just close it.

  59. I’ve been pointing out the Stalinist character of this particular feature of twitter humiliation for years now. I’m surprised more hasn’t been made about it. What’s the point other than to humiliate? They delete the tweet whether you choose to delete it or not. These people are our rulers.

  60. @BenKenobi
    Yet another failure of President Trump: nationalizing “Big Tech” networks. Don’t give me any garbage about ‘private companies can’t violate your rights’ when Nana’s Bakery is forced to comply with every demand made by any homosexual that walks in the door. The internet started as a US Military project and it’s a public uitility like any other. You can’t be denied water, power, or a phone line for wrongthink, although there are odious [redacted] who want it to come to that.

    Black Twitter can post calls for violence, rape and genocide all day long and not suffer any consequences. The Sarah Jeong incident is also instructive on how this dynamic works. While Andrew Anglin was finally exiled from the internet for calling Heather Heyer fat.

    On every platform, White Dissidents gained ground in the battle space of ideas and their arguments could not be refuted, only silenced. By the end, color-blind Tucker Carlson-watching Trump supporters were shoah’d from social media for milquetoast civnat opinions.

    The recent example of Parler shows that “just build your own platform” isn’t something they thought would actually happen, and won’t actually allow. We’re not supposed to have anything — “just build your own bank”, “just build your own market”, “just build your own country.” No, it turns out it’s simply “just D.I.E.”

    At least we’ve got a buffet of the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful vaccines in history to choose from, right Steve?

    Replies: @Rob McX, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Mr. Anon, @Alden

    We’re not supposed to have anything — “just build your own bank”, “just build your own market”, “just build your own country.”

    That’s the thing – if whites want to have their own freedom of speech and freedom to shape their own destiny, they need their own country. They’ll always be shackled in a country run by their enemies (which include many fellow whites).

  61. @RichardTaylor

    It’s intriguing to remember that in the late 1990s the internet got along quite well without today’s domineering monopolies. Instead, public protocols facilitated email, discussion groups, and the Web. Back then being dependent on one firm seemed like an obsolete relic of the old AOL era.
     
    The New Internet reminds me very much of the old AOL model.

    And the search quality on Google (even for non-political stuff) isn't that good now. Search for anything and a bunch of ads come up. And even the non-ads are obviously paying to be listed high.

    Replies: @Intensifier, @Altai

    Stop using google to search. Use Duckduckgo. I know nothing about who owns it or how it works but it is not google and that is enough for me. I literally loathe google.

  62. It’s going to have to go in one of two ways:

    (1) Social media will have to become decentralized and P2P. Bitchute for videos is already that way.

    (2) The whole internet will have to be rebooted to the ca. 2003 paradigm, before the social media era.

    Either is easier said than done, especially (2). But both will result in fewer mega-billionaires, so they’ll turn up the social justice stuck pig squealing to Level 11.

  63. @BenKenobi
    Yet another failure of President Trump: nationalizing “Big Tech” networks. Don’t give me any garbage about ‘private companies can’t violate your rights’ when Nana’s Bakery is forced to comply with every demand made by any homosexual that walks in the door. The internet started as a US Military project and it’s a public uitility like any other. You can’t be denied water, power, or a phone line for wrongthink, although there are odious [redacted] who want it to come to that.

    Black Twitter can post calls for violence, rape and genocide all day long and not suffer any consequences. The Sarah Jeong incident is also instructive on how this dynamic works. While Andrew Anglin was finally exiled from the internet for calling Heather Heyer fat.

    On every platform, White Dissidents gained ground in the battle space of ideas and their arguments could not be refuted, only silenced. By the end, color-blind Tucker Carlson-watching Trump supporters were shoah’d from social media for milquetoast civnat opinions.

    The recent example of Parler shows that “just build your own platform” isn’t something they thought would actually happen, and won’t actually allow. We’re not supposed to have anything — “just build your own bank”, “just build your own market”, “just build your own country.” No, it turns out it’s simply “just D.I.E.”

    At least we’ve got a buffet of the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful vaccines in history to choose from, right Steve?

    Replies: @Rob McX, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Mr. Anon, @Alden

    Gab is another good example.

    They’re so willing to allow competition from Gab that they completely financially deplatformed its founder.

    Gab has to host its site on Russian servers to avoid Parler’s fate.

  64. @JohnnyWalker123
    The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1358415248533954565

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @Anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Known Fact, @Buffalo Joe

    The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    Always has been.

  65. I’m gonna write a song, the chorus goes like this:

    I’m not on Twitter
    ‘Cause I’m not a twit
    I’m not on Facebook ’cause it’s all full of shit…

  66. Good Idea, Steve. An app or client that aggregates tweets and Gab thingies. You can read the mass market twitter but also Gab and post to either or both. Anyone with curiosity could use the client and add gab to their tweet following without missing any tweets.

    Slowly traffic could move to the better platform.

  67. Twitter is an abomination. If you think you need it you are already a slave.

  68. @Achmed E. Newman
    Though I read a few comments to the effect that you were temporarily off Twitter, I mean, until you break down and confess your sins, honestly, I didn't notice your tweets missing from the right side of this blog or from VDare. I'm like the commenter Thoughts above. Sets of tweets are just not nested right, and I can't tell who's replying to whom most of the time.

    If you've got to tweet to communicate, to me it's like that expression about arguing with a pig, or wrestling with a pig, whatever it is...

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading your column in a bit, so thanks for that, unSteve.

    .

    Oh, yeah, I remember that hitting someone with his own fist thing. You grew up with a brother too, huh? ;-}

    Replies: @Known Fact

    It’s 1) Don’t argue with an idiot, passersby can’t tell the difference
    and 2) Don’t wrestle with a pig, you’ll both get all dirty and the pig enjoys it

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  69. @JohnnyWalker123
    The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1358415248533954565

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @Anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Known Fact, @Buffalo Joe

    Well of course the vaccine makers and the other merchants of fear are going to say exactly that. Does your psychologist or chiropractor ever say, “Well, that’s it, you’re cured, no need for any more sessions!”

  70. Charles Murray says:

    Steve’s being so stubborn. If he had admitted his guilt and promised to be a good boy, he could have been back tweeting about golf & architecture & popular culture.

    Actually, it’s when Steve combines golf & architecture that he crosses the line and must be banned.

    Steve sez,

    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way?

    That sounds like an excellent idea.

    There are those of us out here who don’t know much about how these interwebs work, so we can’t figure out why things like Twatter are real monopolies instead of imaginary ones. Aren’t they just bandwagons that everybody is riding on? Isn’t Google too?

    What about the actual server farms? Are those now in the sky somewhere up in cloud cities of superior tech people? Does Ron Unz depend entirely on the evil servers that belong to the Empire, or could someone like him switch to his own, right there on Earth, down the street from Duncan Donuts?

    • Replies: @Old Prude
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I don't need to use Twitter. Steve and his commenters will point me to any interesting tweets with a link. Thanks, guys.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    , @International Jew
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way?
     
    You can send email from a variety of clients (Exchange on your Microsoft Windows PC, Gmail's app on your Android, Mutt on Linux, etc) because there's a standard and openly published format ("protocol") for email. (Here it is: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc821.)

    As far as I know, there's nothing like that for Twitter. If you want to use Twitter, you use Twitter's own app or you go to Twitter's web site, which tells your browser, by means of Javascript programs that come as part of the web site, how to pull in content and display it.

    If the government compelled Twitter to publish its protocol, then we could have competing Twitter apps. But that still wouldn't get us to where we want to be because the point isn't for you and me to exchange tweets, the point is for you and me and millions of others to get our tweets published on Twitter's web site. If the government compelled that, then pretty much there'd be no more Twitter Inc.

    I suppose our tweets, emanating from our many third-party apps all using the Twitter protocol, could upload our tweets to many independently run servers. And then those same apps could download tweets from those servers, and present the tweets to us for our reading pleasure. But that just gets us back to where we are now, because each app would make its own decision about what tweets to show, and Matt Iglesias would run an app that made sure he diddn't see Steve Sailer's acerbic comments. That would mean Steve was pretty much banned once again.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    , @International Jew
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Does Ron Unz depend entirely on the evil servers that belong to the Empire, or could someone like him switch to his own, right there on Earth, down the street from Duncan Donuts?
     
    Ron's website appears to be running on a server farm owned by a company called Cloudfare. You can learn that by looking at https://whois.domaintools.com/unz.com

    If you have a small web site, you can easily run it off a single PC in your home. A site like unz.com requires some tens of recent-model PCs. If you wanted to house that in your home, you'd have to deal with heat and air flow problems, you'd need an electric network with capacity like you don't have in a normal home, and you'd need some kind of commercial-grade network connection together with commercial-grade network equipment (routers, switches, etc). You'd also need a disciplined system for monitoring the performance of all your equipment, and you'd need to swap out malfunctioning components now and then. Bottom line, running a data center is serious work requiring serious know-how. Cloudfare and its competitors like Amazon Web Services offer a dizzying array of useful services you'd be hard-pressed to replicate on your own.

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Reg Cæsar

  71. @Anonymous
    Someone please post a YouTube video of that celebrated British artist, Leo Sayer's, evocative 1970s rendition of 'One Man Band'.
    Or even Roger Daltrey's version.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @PiltdownMan, @iDeplorable

    Wish I had the clip but there’s a typically dry scene in the old Avengers TV series where a portly one-man band guy is playing Rule Britannia or something as he marches across the landscape, strapped up with huge bass drum and numerous other instruments. A shot rings out and he goes tumbling downhill, instruments banging, crashing and tootling all the way.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    @Known Fact

    https://youtu.be/FIRDf3gFnBE

    Replies: @Known Fact

  72. Consequences for hateful tweets (speech) in 2030…

    Re-education camp… day 1…


    “Is it safe?”

  73. Complaining about twitter is so January. You’re behind the times, Steve.

  74. @Anonymous
    Someone please post a YouTube video of that celebrated British artist, Leo Sayer's, evocative 1970s rendition of 'One Man Band'.
    Or even Roger Daltrey's version.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @PiltdownMan, @iDeplorable

    Here’s a live version.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @PiltdownMan

    Thank you.

    - and with his 1970s trademark full 'Pierrot the sad clown' garb as well, as an added bonus!

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @PiltdownMan

    Twitter is free and electric, but you are the banned. From the Beatle(s) of Gibraltar:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvKlUfVb90Y

  75. Unz limited my original handle to one post a day for challenging him on the lockdown nonsense, and would delete my further posts attempting to pointing it out.

    But I guess that’s different. Some free speech is more important than other.

  76. @Thoughts
    I don't understand the use of twitter. It's like this white and blue website in which there are a ton of sloppy-looking comments on an endless feed of sloppiness.

    It's like shopping at T.J. Max...all the clothes are haphazardly thrown around everywhere and all the colors are mixed together

    It's very stressful.

    I used to have the coolest Facebook Feed in the world where I used Lists to have exactly what I wanted to see in Exactly what Category I was interested in. Then they got rid of this great organizing tool and now my Facebook feed is some algorithmic Mix of Brainwashing and Teenager-Can't-Clean-His-Room Mess.

    Twitter and Instagram are DESIGNED to waste your time. This whole Stalinist thing is precisely so that you'll write this article and spend a lot of time talking about Twitter.

    It's like a woman who is purposefully pissing you off so you'll spend all night thinking about her. 'She's driving you wild'

    Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman...AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you'll become Angry and Obsessed.

    The best thing to do is...walk away.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Intensifier, @Chrisnonymous, @Alden, @Lot, @Prester John, @anon

    That’s why Facebook closed/banned #WalkAway accounts!

  77. @Abe
    I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin. Early in his reign, while taking a break from the composition of GREENSLEEVES I presume, he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein, for which he duly received a gold star and some ribbon candy from the then-current occupant of St. Peter’s throne.

    When Thomas Moore had the temerity to point this out at his trial many years later (basically like playing gotcha with the infallible Stalin by pointing out how he was once for something before he was forever and from the beginning against it) Henry’s prosecutorial team tried to persuade Moore that it was he who had actually written the pro-Papal tract, or else connived to trick Henry into doing so. Not sure if thumb-screws or the rack were used to jog Moores’ memory on this particular point or not.

    But what strikes me as particularly nasty about Henry was his need- just like Stalin- to sexually humiliate his victims before destroying them. He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn, he had to execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery. And he could not just execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery, he had to convict her of having incest with her own brother.

    So cheer up, Steve. Yeah, Twitter made you delete those 2 naughty posts by your own hand to get back on their network. But at leas tthey didn’t make you also aver you were an interested respondent to that “power bottom” “hairy milking glutes” personals ad Andrew Sullivan put out there many years ago. The ONLY interested respondent.

    Replies: @Thomas, @ic1000, @Chrisnonymous, @James O'Meara, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar

    It’s good to see you’ve been spending your retirement reading up on English history. When Suga steps down, will you make a comeback?

  78. @J.Ross
    @Thomas

    4chan is now almost all leftist astroturfing or brainless bot posts (a contextless one-line writing prompt, without any link or basis: "is coffee good for you?"). Good stuff gets through but more rarely. The barrage of noise has been normal for years. When potential dissent is detected (often erroneously) the very next reply is completely hysterical leftist shrieking ("Do you want to discuss the movie Suffragettes?" "You only hate women because none want to sleep with you"). This is possible but very unlikely without active monitoring, by both the speed and the reliability. This doesn't stop fake experts who don't know what they'te talking about from calling 4chan "alt-right." Plebbit, which always was much more censorious, probably suffers the same phenomena of "wiki editing" (ie, activists move in and rewrite the rules), but also kills what had been legitimate subreddits.
    Reminder to white folk: Asians are our superiors by pretty much every metric (yes, cheating on tests without getting caught actually counts for this). We got ahead of them civilizationally because we had primitive forms of freedom of speech which enabled innovation and they had YOU NO QUESTION ANCESTOR. Would be nice if they embraced what we managed to -- no, instead let's both be backward.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @James O'Meara

    Asians are our superiors by pretty much every metric

    Ah, but not on absolutely every metric! [Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Know what I mean? Know what I mean?]

  79. @JohnnyWalker123
    The Corona Virus may be long-term.

    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1358415248533954565

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Redneck farmer, @El Dato, @Anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Known Fact, @Buffalo Joe

    Johnny, please tell me when we can start to lay off teachers who refuse to go back to the classroom especially those who work in districts where all the private/prep schools are already back in the classrooms.Stay safe. PS I had a Johnny Walker Rob Roy last night before dinner.

  80. @Dieter Kief
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Swedish head of state immunology Anders Tegnell said that in October 2020: CO-19 will be with us for quite some time (years, at least).

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Dieter, and he could have pointed out that “seasonal flu” is still around and has been for generations and will be for many more. And, we have flu shots for that. Stay safe.

  81. @Ed
    Reciting black crime stats is becoming taboo among the media and other liberals. The recent NYT brouhaha started when Don McNeil told a group of rich high school kids that blacks that commit crimes are responsible for their actions not systemic racism.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Ed, slight tilt in recent reporting as in the Buffalo News noticing that murders are way up in Buffalo and blacks are both the victims and perps.

    • Replies: @Ed
    @Buffalo Joe

    I don’t know Buffalo, maybe local news still dip their toes but the national media just seems to have abandoned black crime as a thing.

    Take the recent attacks on Asians out west. CNN blames Trump supporters as does AOC.

    Here CNN concedes there’s no evidence that attacks are linked to bias but still alludes to Covid -19 messaging.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/us/asian-american-attacks-bay-area/index.html



    How pandemic rhetoric sparked anti-Asian bias

    The two incidents do not appear to be directly connected, and there is no evidence as to their motivations.

    Still, they have heightened existing concerns around rising anti-Asian bigotry, which has become more prominent since the world first learned of a new illness in Wuha
     
    , @duncsbaby
    @Buffalo Joe

    It will be national news if a white guy shoots a black guy.

  82. @RichardTaylor

    It’s intriguing to remember that in the late 1990s the internet got along quite well without today’s domineering monopolies. Instead, public protocols facilitated email, discussion groups, and the Web. Back then being dependent on one firm seemed like an obsolete relic of the old AOL era.
     
    The New Internet reminds me very much of the old AOL model.

    And the search quality on Google (even for non-political stuff) isn't that good now. Search for anything and a bunch of ads come up. And even the non-ads are obviously paying to be listed high.

    Replies: @Intensifier, @Altai

    The thing I keep see people missing is the demographic shift of those writing content on the internet, particularly in a political sense. Prior to 2012/2014, political debate on the internet was had by men anonymously on message boards.

    Today, it is massively dominated by young women and girls, under their real names for the most part on the most widely viewed platforms and sites for everyone to see.

    Twitter created the conditions for young women to spin out into a moral panic that never ends and never de-escalates. And now the MSM, which as 2020 has shown, has an important role in giving people social permission for actions and views even if it is, itself a faded shadow of what it once was in terms of overall viewership and authority, takes these 15 year old who don’t even believe half of what they’re saying seriously.

    Basically prior to social media, the line was ‘There are no girls on the internet’ and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was ‘the internet’s candidate’?) for the most part.

    Now the power users of the internet, the influential nodes are young women and girls with cluster B personality disorders. How has nobody analysed this?

    Look at this protest in Sweden, there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.

    Steve’s tweets were ‘not okay’.

    • Agree: Abe
    • Thanks: Catdog, RichardTaylor
    • Replies: @Intensifier
    @Altai

    Are you sure? I strongly suspect that the vast majority of political commenting is by men. Men dominate twitter. Women Instagram and onlyfans both platforms where they try to leverage boobs and bums for dollars and euros.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Altai

    Young women:Instagram

    Fish:water

    , @Abe
    @Altai


    Basically prior to social media, the line was ‘There are no girls on the internet’ and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was ‘the internet’s candidate’?) for the most part.
     
    Remember about 20 years ago in The Modern Library’s Reader’s Poll of the Best 100 Novels of the Century, how Ayn Rand came in at #1 and #2 (as well as 2 other of her titles rounding out the Top 10)? Remember how HOWARD STERN SHOW regular Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf overwhelmingly topped People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” poll? I bet less voting irregularities in either of those than that vote we just had 3 months ago.

    Replies: @Curle

    , @Known Fact
    @Altai


    there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.
     
    I can relate at least somewhat after seeing first-hand the traditional media and corporate communications become heavily feminized since the 1970s. Interesting how as you point out internet communications flipped so quickly and powerfully
    , @fish
    @Altai

    The constant female need for ostentatious displays of catharsis.


    Wears my ass out......

    , @El Dato
    @Altai

    I still don't know whether the ladies are signaling availability to a horde of immigrants about to seriously molest them.

  83. @Altai
    @RichardTaylor

    The thing I keep see people missing is the demographic shift of those writing content on the internet, particularly in a political sense. Prior to 2012/2014, political debate on the internet was had by men anonymously on message boards.

    Today, it is massively dominated by young women and girls, under their real names for the most part on the most widely viewed platforms and sites for everyone to see.

    Twitter created the conditions for young women to spin out into a moral panic that never ends and never de-escalates. And now the MSM, which as 2020 has shown, has an important role in giving people social permission for actions and views even if it is, itself a faded shadow of what it once was in terms of overall viewership and authority, takes these 15 year old who don't even believe half of what they're saying seriously.

    Basically prior to social media, the line was 'There are no girls on the internet' and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was 'the internet's candidate'?) for the most part.

    Now the power users of the internet, the influential nodes are young women and girls with cluster B personality disorders. How has nobody analysed this?

    Look at this protest in Sweden, there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.

    https://twitter.com/SamnyttSimon/status/1268266061801160711

    Steve's tweets were 'not okay'.

    Replies: @Intensifier, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Abe, @Known Fact, @fish, @El Dato

    Are you sure? I strongly suspect that the vast majority of political commenting is by men. Men dominate twitter. Women Instagram and onlyfans both platforms where they try to leverage boobs and bums for dollars and euros.

  84. @Altai
    @RichardTaylor

    The thing I keep see people missing is the demographic shift of those writing content on the internet, particularly in a political sense. Prior to 2012/2014, political debate on the internet was had by men anonymously on message boards.

    Today, it is massively dominated by young women and girls, under their real names for the most part on the most widely viewed platforms and sites for everyone to see.

    Twitter created the conditions for young women to spin out into a moral panic that never ends and never de-escalates. And now the MSM, which as 2020 has shown, has an important role in giving people social permission for actions and views even if it is, itself a faded shadow of what it once was in terms of overall viewership and authority, takes these 15 year old who don't even believe half of what they're saying seriously.

    Basically prior to social media, the line was 'There are no girls on the internet' and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was 'the internet's candidate'?) for the most part.

    Now the power users of the internet, the influential nodes are young women and girls with cluster B personality disorders. How has nobody analysed this?

    Look at this protest in Sweden, there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.

    https://twitter.com/SamnyttSimon/status/1268266061801160711

    Steve's tweets were 'not okay'.

    Replies: @Intensifier, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Abe, @Known Fact, @fish, @El Dato

    Young women:Instagram

    Fish:water

  85. @BenKenobi
    Yet another failure of President Trump: nationalizing “Big Tech” networks. Don’t give me any garbage about ‘private companies can’t violate your rights’ when Nana’s Bakery is forced to comply with every demand made by any homosexual that walks in the door. The internet started as a US Military project and it’s a public uitility like any other. You can’t be denied water, power, or a phone line for wrongthink, although there are odious [redacted] who want it to come to that.

    Black Twitter can post calls for violence, rape and genocide all day long and not suffer any consequences. The Sarah Jeong incident is also instructive on how this dynamic works. While Andrew Anglin was finally exiled from the internet for calling Heather Heyer fat.

    On every platform, White Dissidents gained ground in the battle space of ideas and their arguments could not be refuted, only silenced. By the end, color-blind Tucker Carlson-watching Trump supporters were shoah’d from social media for milquetoast civnat opinions.

    The recent example of Parler shows that “just build your own platform” isn’t something they thought would actually happen, and won’t actually allow. We’re not supposed to have anything — “just build your own bank”, “just build your own market”, “just build your own country.” No, it turns out it’s simply “just D.I.E.”

    At least we’ve got a buffet of the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful vaccines in history to choose from, right Steve?

    Replies: @Rob McX, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Mr. Anon, @Alden

    The recent example of Parler shows that “just build your own platform” isn’t something they thought would actually happen, and won’t actually allow. We’re not supposed to have anything — “just build your own bank”, “just build your own market”, “just build your own country.” No, it turns out it’s simply “just D.I.E.”

    • LOL: RichardTaylor
  86. Somewhat on topic:

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/10/ny-times-defends-1619-project-creator-after-she-doxxed-reporter/

    Nikole Hannah-Jones, 44, tweeted out Washington Free Beacon reporter Aaron Sibarium’s cell number after he asked her about old tweets where she spelled out the N-word amid uproar over the ouster of a veteran Times colleague getting fired for once using the word.

    By the next night, Hannah-Jones had not just deleted the offending tweet but her whole Twitter history — including the 2016 N-word message she had first been asked to elaborate on.

    • Replies: @Altai
    @black sea

    I remember this debate coming up last year in Britain but not having the same history, nobody cared but one BBC DJ did think he would punish the organisation by removing his glorious employment from them.

    A prominent BBC DJ resigned because a news anchor, attempting to promote a narrative of endemic white racism in Britain, reported the alleged use of the word in an assault at the behest of the family of the victim. Even in this context he was appalled that a white person said the word at all. His statement, which the BBC published, says it all, as, indeed, does the tumbnail to the video.

    https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1292177890423996416

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Seneca44

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @black sea

    The N-word has become the new "Jehovah."

    https://youtu.be/SYkbqzWVHZI

    Replies: @black sea, @Gary in Gramercy, @International Jew

  87. Cute title, Steve. Have a talk with Taki: I started to read your article and kept getting bombarded with flashing pictures of lady’s panties. Distracting. I tried to close the ad, but it only switch to men’s briefs. F-that. I clicked the “choose ad” button and selected bras. That was REALLY distracting. I went back and selected socks. A safe choice? Nah. I just got pelted with a montage of panties, briefs, bras and socks. To get through your writings I had put my hand up to block my view to the right.

    The article? What was it about again?

  88. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason

    Yeah, but that's just because they don't have Twitter in Ecuador yet. How 'bout running water, hot AND cold?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Jonathan Mason

    https://mobile.twitter.com/elcomerciocom?lang=en

    Of course they have Twitter in Ecuador! Twitter is on the internet. Did you not know?

    And yes of course there is running hot and cold water.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g294307-Activities-c57-t61-Ecuador.html

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason

    Lefties and humor don't mix. I've noticed that in meatspace too.

    Replies: @Prester John, @duncsbaby

  89. One of my “hateful” tweets was my linking to a National Review article by Robert Cherry, a professor at Brooklyn College. Cherry came to the same conclusion that other anti-murderist analysts such as Richard Rosenfeld and myself have reached: that the murder rate exploded in late May 2020 with the unleashing of the George Floyd Era. I wrote:

    What caused 2020’s record increase in urban murders? It’s Black Lives Matter that got those extra blacks murdered by other blacks in 2020. “2020’s Spike in Urban Homicides Should Not Be a Mystery”

    My other forbidden tweet pointed out how quantitatively minor was the problem of unarmed blacks being shot by the police:

    There were 14 unarmed blacks killed by cops in 2020. Unarmed blacks are more likely to grab for other guy’s weapons: e.g., Michael Brown, Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks.

    We’re living through a renaissance of the original concept of seditious libel, a 400 year old legal idea put forth on behalf of the British monarchy to characterize any statement that expresses discontent with the powers that be as libelous…even when it’s true. From wiki:

    The crime of seditious libel was defined and established in England during the 1606 case De Libellis Famosis by the Star Chamber. The case defined seditious libel as criticism of public persons, the government, or King

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seditious_libel#History

    There actually was some logical basis for this idea at one time, but that was only under monarchical governments, where the absence of elections could potentially turn public dissatisfaction with a political leader – who was appointed for life – into a bloody revolution. Of course, we have elections today…but what was it that Biden recently said about “only a dictator” being able to rule by executive order (then issuing a record number of executive orders)? Or his ex-boss saying that “only a king” could force immigration policy by executive order (then doing exactly that)? Maybe the original concept of seditious libel will actually become valid again! Of course, nobody’s been charged with sedition or libel…but don’t underestimate incrementalism.

    As Steve’s situation illustrates, seditious libel not only applies to people in power, but also precepts in power. That might be more accurately referred to as blasphemous libel, as the wiki article states.

  90. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason

    Yeah, but that's just because they don't have Twitter in Ecuador yet. How 'bout running water, hot AND cold?

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Jonathan Mason

    https://mobile.twitter.com/elcomerciocom?lang=en

    Of course they have Twitter in Ecuador! And TikTok. Twitter is on the internet. Did you not know?

    And yes of course there is running hot and cold water.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g294307-Activities-c57-t61-Ecuador.html

    Anyway I thought you wanted to take the United States back to its antebellum glories.

  91. @black sea
    Somewhat on topic:

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/10/ny-times-defends-1619-project-creator-after-she-doxxed-reporter/

    Nikole Hannah-Jones, 44, tweeted out Washington Free Beacon reporter Aaron Sibarium’s cell number after he asked her about old tweets where she spelled out the N-word amid uproar over the ouster of a veteran Times colleague getting fired for once using the word.

    By the next night, Hannah-Jones had not just deleted the offending tweet but her whole Twitter history — including the 2016 N-word message she had first been asked to elaborate on.

     

    Replies: @Altai, @Hypnotoad666

    I remember this debate coming up last year in Britain but not having the same history, nobody cared but one BBC DJ did think he would punish the organisation by removing his glorious employment from them.

    A prominent BBC DJ resigned because a news anchor, attempting to promote a narrative of endemic white racism in Britain, reported the alleged use of the word in an assault at the behest of the family of the victim. Even in this context he was appalled that a white person said the word at all. His statement, which the BBC published, says it all, as, indeed, does the tumbnail to the video.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
    @Altai

    On the face of it what he is saying it makes no sense, but probably if you dig deeper he would find out that he had already decided to quit the job, or was facing termination anyway and decided to go out in a blaze of publicity.

    The N word has never been much of an issue in Britain, having been a corruption of the normal Spanish word for black spoken with a Southern US accent, and never haven't had any currency in Britain where they were very small numbers of black people until the early 1950s when immigrant workers started to arrive from the Caribbean.

    I think the first time I came across the word was in high school reading To Kill a Mockingbird, or perhaps in Mark Twain. Anyway it wasn't a word used in common speech in the UK.

    You couldn't make this up, but his real name is David Whiteman!

    Replies: @International Jew

    , @Seneca44
    @Altai

    BBC to him: "AMF!"

  92. @Jonathan Mason
    @Achmed E. Newman

    https://mobile.twitter.com/elcomerciocom?lang=en

    Of course they have Twitter in Ecuador! Twitter is on the internet. Did you not know?

    And yes of course there is running hot and cold water.

    https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g294307-Activities-c57-t61-Ecuador.html

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Lefties and humor don’t mix. I’ve noticed that in meatspace too.

    • Replies: @Prester John
    @Achmed E. Newman

    They never have. They take themselves too seriously.

    , @duncsbaby
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Jeez, that "running water, hot AND cold" barb must've stung. He replied twice to it.

  93. @Buzz Mohawk
    Charles Murray says:

    Steve’s being so stubborn. If he had admitted his guilt and promised to be a good boy, he could have been back tweeting about golf & architecture & popular culture.
     
    Actually, it's when Steve combines golf & architecture that he crosses the line and must be banned.

    Steve sez,


    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way?
     
    That sounds like an excellent idea.

    There are those of us out here who don't know much about how these interwebs work, so we can't figure out why things like Twatter are real monopolies instead of imaginary ones. Aren't they just bandwagons that everybody is riding on? Isn't Google too?

    What about the actual server farms? Are those now in the sky somewhere up in cloud cities of superior tech people? Does Ron Unz depend entirely on the evil servers that belong to the Empire, or could someone like him switch to his own, right there on Earth, down the street from Duncan Donuts?

    Replies: @Old Prude, @International Jew, @International Jew

    I don’t need to use Twitter. Steve and his commenters will point me to any interesting tweets with a link. Thanks, guys.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
    @Old Prude

    I signed up for Twitter several years ago, just so I could follow Craig Ferguson when he had a late night TV show. (He even retweeted me once! Woo hoo!) After a while, I closed my account. I also tried Facebook for my business, and it did nothing, so I took it down.

    I have not been on social media since. I note that Ron Unz does not use it either, and I understand he is a rather smart and successful man.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

  94. anon[286] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomas

    But, in the long run, perhaps the solution to social media monopolies like Twitter is something like the beginning of the end of the AT&T telephone monopoly.
     
    If AT&T had had the power to censor whoever it wanted and promote whatever narrative it wanted at will, and it offered this power to the elites as a means for them to stay in power, I submit that it would likely have never been broken up. Ma Bell never went that far though as to control what information traveled over its network, and wouldn't have been able to with 1968 technology.

    Replies: @El Dato, @Hypnotoad666, @anon

    Ma Bell never went that far though as to control what information traveled over its network, and wouldn’t have been able to with 1968 technology.

    That echoed down the years to the Communications Decency Act in the 90’s, and a fossil trace can be found in Section 230 – “common carrier”, which was intended to protect ISP’s such as AOL from being sued at the state level because someone sent porn over their leased network.

    Social media kings play both sides 230 all the time; one minute they are helpless common carriers who just forward things that people say; the next minute they are publishers who decide what people can and cannot say. Socialized costs, private profits – but always gatekeepers.

  95. @Altai
    @black sea

    I remember this debate coming up last year in Britain but not having the same history, nobody cared but one BBC DJ did think he would punish the organisation by removing his glorious employment from them.

    A prominent BBC DJ resigned because a news anchor, attempting to promote a narrative of endemic white racism in Britain, reported the alleged use of the word in an assault at the behest of the family of the victim. Even in this context he was appalled that a white person said the word at all. His statement, which the BBC published, says it all, as, indeed, does the tumbnail to the video.

    https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1292177890423996416

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Seneca44

    On the face of it what he is saying it makes no sense, but probably if you dig deeper he would find out that he had already decided to quit the job, or was facing termination anyway and decided to go out in a blaze of publicity.

    The N word has never been much of an issue in Britain, having been a corruption of the normal Spanish word for black spoken with a Southern US accent, and never haven’t had any currency in Britain where they were very small numbers of black people until the early 1950s when immigrant workers started to arrive from the Caribbean.

    I think the first time I came across the word was in high school reading To Kill a Mockingbird, or perhaps in Mark Twain. Anyway it wasn’t a word used in common speech in the UK.

    You couldn’t make this up, but his real name is David Whiteman!

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Jonathan Mason

    Interesting. So we have here a case of taboo migration.

    A more extreme case of this has happened in Hebrew. From about 1000 BC and until about 20 years ago, the word for a black African was Kushi (from Kush in Genesis, Noah's grandson). It was a neutral term entirely. Then something weird happened. Opinionmakers, as always living in the penumbra of American culture, decided that Hebrew needed its very own derogatory term for the thing, and Kushi was going to be it. Today, saying Kushi is frowned on. Instead, you're supposed to say Shakhor (which means "black").

  96. I joined twitter to get Trump unfiltered. When he was purged, I purged myself. So now I no longer see Steve’s tweets (or Charles Murray). Might you consider posting to Gab for some of us to follow you there. Fishing for people on Gab might get more catches than Twitter as you are more likely putting you line down in the correct pond.

  97. @PiltdownMan
    @Anonymous

    Here's a live version.

    https://youtu.be/S2o2kdd_Veo

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    Thank you.

    – and with his 1970s trademark full ‘Pierrot the sad clown’ garb as well, as an added bonus!

  98. @Thoughts
    I don't understand the use of twitter. It's like this white and blue website in which there are a ton of sloppy-looking comments on an endless feed of sloppiness.

    It's like shopping at T.J. Max...all the clothes are haphazardly thrown around everywhere and all the colors are mixed together

    It's very stressful.

    I used to have the coolest Facebook Feed in the world where I used Lists to have exactly what I wanted to see in Exactly what Category I was interested in. Then they got rid of this great organizing tool and now my Facebook feed is some algorithmic Mix of Brainwashing and Teenager-Can't-Clean-His-Room Mess.

    Twitter and Instagram are DESIGNED to waste your time. This whole Stalinist thing is precisely so that you'll write this article and spend a lot of time talking about Twitter.

    It's like a woman who is purposefully pissing you off so you'll spend all night thinking about her. 'She's driving you wild'

    Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman...AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you'll become Angry and Obsessed.

    The best thing to do is...walk away.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Intensifier, @Chrisnonymous, @Alden, @Lot, @Prester John, @anon

    The twitter bird is cute in a very girly Barbie dream house way. Always reminded me of a little girls bedspread design, cutesy birds on a white ground.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Alden


    The twitter bird is cute in a very girly Barbie dream house way. Always reminded me of a little girls bedspread design, cutesy birds on a white ground.

     

    Has anyone seen Dorsey's bedroom? Are the days of the week sewn into his panties?



    https://www.stellamccartney.com/48/48217765rj_12_g.jpg

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Alden

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHmLljk2t8M

  99. @Thoughts
    I don't understand the use of twitter. It's like this white and blue website in which there are a ton of sloppy-looking comments on an endless feed of sloppiness.

    It's like shopping at T.J. Max...all the clothes are haphazardly thrown around everywhere and all the colors are mixed together

    It's very stressful.

    I used to have the coolest Facebook Feed in the world where I used Lists to have exactly what I wanted to see in Exactly what Category I was interested in. Then they got rid of this great organizing tool and now my Facebook feed is some algorithmic Mix of Brainwashing and Teenager-Can't-Clean-His-Room Mess.

    Twitter and Instagram are DESIGNED to waste your time. This whole Stalinist thing is precisely so that you'll write this article and spend a lot of time talking about Twitter.

    It's like a woman who is purposefully pissing you off so you'll spend all night thinking about her. 'She's driving you wild'

    Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman...AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you'll become Angry and Obsessed.

    The best thing to do is...walk away.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Intensifier, @Chrisnonymous, @Alden, @Lot, @Prester John, @anon

    My “political” facebook feed is 90% my boomer and gen X relatives posting pro-Trump, anti-Biden, sentimental Christian, and anti-abortion memes. Facebook’s attempt to censor and add disclaimers seemed half-hearted and inspired them to post more Trumpy memes.

    My professional network is more leftist, but just posts a lot less, typically a couple of photos of their kids a year, or eat pray love travel pics for the single barren 30 and 40 somethings.

    Facebook groups are an incredible tool for local political organizing, eg stopping a low income housing development or a GOP primary challenge. Maybe there will come a day it is a net negative for the nationalist right, but it’s great now if you use it carefully and control your privacy settings and avoid being sucked in too much.

    Twitter is poisonous. “Fired because of a tweet” happens far more than FB posts, even though FB is about 20x more popular. Twitter is structured to promote conflict and bitter emotions.

  100. @BenKenobi
    Yet another failure of President Trump: nationalizing “Big Tech” networks. Don’t give me any garbage about ‘private companies can’t violate your rights’ when Nana’s Bakery is forced to comply with every demand made by any homosexual that walks in the door. The internet started as a US Military project and it’s a public uitility like any other. You can’t be denied water, power, or a phone line for wrongthink, although there are odious [redacted] who want it to come to that.

    Black Twitter can post calls for violence, rape and genocide all day long and not suffer any consequences. The Sarah Jeong incident is also instructive on how this dynamic works. While Andrew Anglin was finally exiled from the internet for calling Heather Heyer fat.

    On every platform, White Dissidents gained ground in the battle space of ideas and their arguments could not be refuted, only silenced. By the end, color-blind Tucker Carlson-watching Trump supporters were shoah’d from social media for milquetoast civnat opinions.

    The recent example of Parler shows that “just build your own platform” isn’t something they thought would actually happen, and won’t actually allow. We’re not supposed to have anything — “just build your own bank”, “just build your own market”, “just build your own country.” No, it turns out it’s simply “just D.I.E.”

    At least we’ve got a buffet of the kindest, warmest, bravest, most wonderful vaccines in history to choose from, right Steve?

    Replies: @Rob McX, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Mr. Anon, @Alden

    I’ve seen a few comments here and there that Parler was just a scam to trap and expose conservatives. Maybe. Maybe not.

  101. OT – Bruce Springsteen arrested for DUI, reckless driving, etc last Autumn in Gateway National Recreation Area in North Jersey.
    Home to Sandy Hook.
    Paging JohnnyWalker123

  102. @Abe
    I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin. Early in his reign, while taking a break from the composition of GREENSLEEVES I presume, he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein, for which he duly received a gold star and some ribbon candy from the then-current occupant of St. Peter’s throne.

    When Thomas Moore had the temerity to point this out at his trial many years later (basically like playing gotcha with the infallible Stalin by pointing out how he was once for something before he was forever and from the beginning against it) Henry’s prosecutorial team tried to persuade Moore that it was he who had actually written the pro-Papal tract, or else connived to trick Henry into doing so. Not sure if thumb-screws or the rack were used to jog Moores’ memory on this particular point or not.

    But what strikes me as particularly nasty about Henry was his need- just like Stalin- to sexually humiliate his victims before destroying them. He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn, he had to execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery. And he could not just execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery, he had to convict her of having incest with her own brother.

    So cheer up, Steve. Yeah, Twitter made you delete those 2 naughty posts by your own hand to get back on their network. But at leas tthey didn’t make you also aver you were an interested respondent to that “power bottom” “hairy milking glutes” personals ad Andrew Sullivan put out there many years ago. The ONLY interested respondent.

    Replies: @Thomas, @ic1000, @Chrisnonymous, @James O'Meara, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar

    I love me some Henry hate (I’m still amazed at Anglican/Episcopalians who aren’t ashamed of belonging to a “church” created solely so as to get Henry a new wife) but to be fair, you can’t infer sexual perversity from his behavior. Kings by their office can’t simply get rid of their wives, most marriages being matters of state — treaties, alliances, etc. You need definitive, horrifying grounds, such as treason or incest.

    Which is not to deny that this is one reason the system itself was pretty perverse, just that that’s how they did things back then.

  103. @J.Ross
    @Thomas

    4chan is now almost all leftist astroturfing or brainless bot posts (a contextless one-line writing prompt, without any link or basis: "is coffee good for you?"). Good stuff gets through but more rarely. The barrage of noise has been normal for years. When potential dissent is detected (often erroneously) the very next reply is completely hysterical leftist shrieking ("Do you want to discuss the movie Suffragettes?" "You only hate women because none want to sleep with you"). This is possible but very unlikely without active monitoring, by both the speed and the reliability. This doesn't stop fake experts who don't know what they'te talking about from calling 4chan "alt-right." Plebbit, which always was much more censorious, probably suffers the same phenomena of "wiki editing" (ie, activists move in and rewrite the rules), but also kills what had been legitimate subreddits.
    Reminder to white folk: Asians are our superiors by pretty much every metric (yes, cheating on tests without getting caught actually counts for this). We got ahead of them civilizationally because we had primitive forms of freedom of speech which enabled innovation and they had YOU NO QUESTION ANCESTOR. Would be nice if they embraced what we managed to -- no, instead let's both be backward.

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @James O'Meara

    It would also be nice if the “right wing” (TradCath, Traditionalist, NeoRX, Heideggerian paganism, etc.) didn’t posit the cure for our sickness being a return to YOU NO QUESTION ANCESTOR.

  104. @Altai
    @black sea

    I remember this debate coming up last year in Britain but not having the same history, nobody cared but one BBC DJ did think he would punish the organisation by removing his glorious employment from them.

    A prominent BBC DJ resigned because a news anchor, attempting to promote a narrative of endemic white racism in Britain, reported the alleged use of the word in an assault at the behest of the family of the victim. Even in this context he was appalled that a white person said the word at all. His statement, which the BBC published, says it all, as, indeed, does the tumbnail to the video.

    https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1292177890423996416

    Replies: @Jonathan Mason, @Seneca44

    BBC to him: “AMF!”

  105. @Thoughts
    I don't understand the use of twitter. It's like this white and blue website in which there are a ton of sloppy-looking comments on an endless feed of sloppiness.

    It's like shopping at T.J. Max...all the clothes are haphazardly thrown around everywhere and all the colors are mixed together

    It's very stressful.

    I used to have the coolest Facebook Feed in the world where I used Lists to have exactly what I wanted to see in Exactly what Category I was interested in. Then they got rid of this great organizing tool and now my Facebook feed is some algorithmic Mix of Brainwashing and Teenager-Can't-Clean-His-Room Mess.

    Twitter and Instagram are DESIGNED to waste your time. This whole Stalinist thing is precisely so that you'll write this article and spend a lot of time talking about Twitter.

    It's like a woman who is purposefully pissing you off so you'll spend all night thinking about her. 'She's driving you wild'

    Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman...AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you'll become Angry and Obsessed.

    The best thing to do is...walk away.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Intensifier, @Chrisnonymous, @Alden, @Lot, @Prester John, @anon

    “Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman…AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you’ll become Angry and Obsessed.”

    In other words, they want the rest of the country to be like them.

  106. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason

    Lefties and humor don't mix. I've noticed that in meatspace too.

    Replies: @Prester John, @duncsbaby

    They never have. They take themselves too seriously.

  107. @Richard of Melbourne
    Not surprisingly, Charles Murray pinpointed the cause of your ban: you have been found guilty of Noticing.

    I'll send you a cake with a file in it, if you tell me which pokey they lock you up in.

    Replies: @ben tillman

    Not surprisingly, Charles Murray pinpointed the cause of your ban: you have been found guilty of Noticing.

    Yes, that’s exactly it. We aren’t allowed to notice. We must get all our “facts” from the Ministry of Truth.

  108. @ic1000
    @Abe

    > I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin.

    This is the sense I got from Hilary Mantel's excellent historical novel "Wolf Hall." (Henry wasn't the protagonist, but looms large.)

    Replies: @Alden, @Alden

    Read about the trials of his 3 wives and others. There was no defense bar in those days in England. It was considered a great condescension to allow the defendants to speak at all. Boleyn and Howard were English so he could do to them as he wished. But Catharine of Aragon was a princess of the most powerful dynasty in Europe at the time. It would be nice if all those books and movies glorifying Henry and Elizabeth would mention the involvement of the Jews of Amsterdam but it won’t happen.

    Henry betrayed and executed many men and a few women who helped him in his projects. Thomas Cromwell for one.

    The most historically accurate show about Henry is the tv show now in Netflix, the Tudors.
    It’s just one line early when he was still married to Catharine of Aragon “ Spain has sacked and occupied Rome. The pope is confined. King will never get his divorce now” It’s the only movie I’ve ever seen that states why the Pope couldn’t grant a divorce. It doesn’t go into detail. Historical facts are that Charles King of Spain/Holy Roman Emperor told the Pope he and his Lutheran troops would sack loot and rape Rome and surrounding territories again if the divorce were granted.

    The Lutherans and Calvinists kept the medieval catholic common good welfare state. The Church of England destroyed it and the majority of English lived in poverty till after WW2. That’s why the English, but few Spanish Dutch and French fled to the American colonies.

    Poor workers could survive in Spain and France. France made efforts to settle Louisiana territory. But no thanks, as long as the average French unskilled worker could feed and shelter himself and his family. They couldn’t in England. I’ve never read the Cobbett book about the effects of the reformation in England and Ireland .But I’ve learned about in other books. The few that aren’t just glorification of the Tudors and Oliver Cromwell

    Conventional history claims that about 65 percent of all English immigrants to America were indentured servants so poor that had to sell themselves to get out of England. That doesn’t count the English convicts and Scots and Irish ethnically cleansed so the English could confiscate their land.

    Oh well, it was a long time ago. It’s coming to America for Whites. But we won’t be able to flee to America or anywhere else. In another 100 years we’ll just be wandering homeless hobos. Maybe White single moms of White kids will still be able to get EBT food cards and sleeping bags when the temperature is below 50F. Maybe maybe not.

    • Replies: @JMcG
    @Alden

    I’ve a copy of Eamon Duffy’s Stripping of the Altars. I started it, but found it heavy going. Perhaps I’ll give it another try.
    Thanks!

  109. @black sea
    Somewhat on topic:

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/10/ny-times-defends-1619-project-creator-after-she-doxxed-reporter/

    Nikole Hannah-Jones, 44, tweeted out Washington Free Beacon reporter Aaron Sibarium’s cell number after he asked her about old tweets where she spelled out the N-word amid uproar over the ouster of a veteran Times colleague getting fired for once using the word.

    By the next night, Hannah-Jones had not just deleted the offending tweet but her whole Twitter history — including the 2016 N-word message she had first been asked to elaborate on.

     

    Replies: @Altai, @Hypnotoad666

    The N-word has become the new “Jehovah.”

    • Replies: @black sea
    @Hypnotoad666

    I guess Nikole Hannah-Jones could argue that her Black side wrote the tweet and her White side deleted it.

    , @Gary in Gramercy
    @Hypnotoad666

    That entire movie is an eloquent rebuke to the Current Year nonsense. Remember the PFJ's resolution in support of Stan/Loretta? ("What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies when he can't have babies?" "It's symbolic of our struggle against oppression." "Symbolic of his struggle against reality.")

    Substitute "wokeism" for organized religion, and then see the violence inherent in the system.

    Replies: @Alden, @Hypnotoad666

    , @International Jew
    @Hypnotoad666

    Yep. And like Jehova, the n word isn't banned because it's insulting. It's not an insult at all, just pay attention to how blacks use it. The n word is banned because it's holy. It's so holy you can get fired now for just talking about its use (most recently, that NY Times science writer).

  110. @Abe
    I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin. Early in his reign, while taking a break from the composition of GREENSLEEVES I presume, he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein, for which he duly received a gold star and some ribbon candy from the then-current occupant of St. Peter’s throne.

    When Thomas Moore had the temerity to point this out at his trial many years later (basically like playing gotcha with the infallible Stalin by pointing out how he was once for something before he was forever and from the beginning against it) Henry’s prosecutorial team tried to persuade Moore that it was he who had actually written the pro-Papal tract, or else connived to trick Henry into doing so. Not sure if thumb-screws or the rack were used to jog Moores’ memory on this particular point or not.

    But what strikes me as particularly nasty about Henry was his need- just like Stalin- to sexually humiliate his victims before destroying them. He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn, he had to execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery. And he could not just execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery, he had to convict her of having incest with her own brother.

    So cheer up, Steve. Yeah, Twitter made you delete those 2 naughty posts by your own hand to get back on their network. But at leas tthey didn’t make you also aver you were an interested respondent to that “power bottom” “hairy milking glutes” personals ad Andrew Sullivan put out there many years ago. The ONLY interested respondent.

    Replies: @Thomas, @ic1000, @Chrisnonymous, @James O'Meara, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar

    You are being a little hard on Henry. He was forced to act, as much as possible, within the boundaries of the law and with an eye towards legitimizing an future heir with as little exposure as possible to that heir being unseated the way Henry 6 was.

    • Agree: Thea, YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Curle

    Henry 6 had an heir, Edward the Prince of Wales married to Anne Neville of the powerful York Family. After Edward 4 took over the throne, Henry 6 died in his prison cell after a night time visit from Edward 4 and his brothers.

    Edward Prince of Wales was Killed in a battle shortly before his father Henry 6 suddenly died in the Tower.

    Henry 8 was much more popular than his money gouging father Henry 7. He had an intelligent daughter who would have made a perfectly functional sovereign. No law against sovereign Queens in England. His younger daughter became England’s allegedly greatest sovereign.

    6 wives, several mistresses numerous pregnancies and miscarriages. The result, 2 boys who died in their teens and 2 infertile sickly girls who lived to adulthood. Elizabeth lived a long life.

    Henry 8’s new religion was one of the largest land and property grabs in history comparable to the Jew Bolshevik looting of Russia.

    Henry personally signed about 77,000 execution warrants for dissidents and enemies all over England. He lost costly war after war in France. England wasn’t a wealthy country at the time. Yet he built the largest palace in W Europe along with many others. The reason Queens Mary and Elizabeth stayed out of wars was because Henry 8 so depleted the treasury there wasn’t enough money for wars.

    Only the American Kennedy clan has had a better propaganda operation than the Tudor family.

    Replies: @Abe, @Curle

  111. @Hypnotoad666
    @black sea

    The N-word has become the new "Jehovah."

    https://youtu.be/SYkbqzWVHZI

    Replies: @black sea, @Gary in Gramercy, @International Jew

    I guess Nikole Hannah-Jones could argue that her Black side wrote the tweet and her White side deleted it.

  112. anonymous[132] • Disclaimer says:

    Anyone still using a platform like Twitter is a chump deserving everything he gets.

    That’s the new “public square” why? Because you let it be.

    Leave it. Find another way. Use Gab (when it’s working), start an email newsletter, whatever.

    Whining about censorship is weak and impotent. Man up and cope. Real people are doing jail time for god’s sake, and there’s more of that coming.

  113. @Altai
    @RichardTaylor

    The thing I keep see people missing is the demographic shift of those writing content on the internet, particularly in a political sense. Prior to 2012/2014, political debate on the internet was had by men anonymously on message boards.

    Today, it is massively dominated by young women and girls, under their real names for the most part on the most widely viewed platforms and sites for everyone to see.

    Twitter created the conditions for young women to spin out into a moral panic that never ends and never de-escalates. And now the MSM, which as 2020 has shown, has an important role in giving people social permission for actions and views even if it is, itself a faded shadow of what it once was in terms of overall viewership and authority, takes these 15 year old who don't even believe half of what they're saying seriously.

    Basically prior to social media, the line was 'There are no girls on the internet' and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was 'the internet's candidate'?) for the most part.

    Now the power users of the internet, the influential nodes are young women and girls with cluster B personality disorders. How has nobody analysed this?

    Look at this protest in Sweden, there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.

    https://twitter.com/SamnyttSimon/status/1268266061801160711

    Steve's tweets were 'not okay'.

    Replies: @Intensifier, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Abe, @Known Fact, @fish, @El Dato

    Basically prior to social media, the line was ‘There are no girls on the internet’ and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was ‘the internet’s candidate’?) for the most part.

    Remember about 20 years ago in The Modern Library’s Reader’s Poll of the Best 100 Novels of the Century, how Ayn Rand came in at #1 and #2 (as well as 2 other of her titles rounding out the Top 10)? Remember how HOWARD STERN SHOW regular Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf overwhelmingly topped People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” poll? I bet less voting irregularities in either of those than that vote we just had 3 months ago.

    • Replies: @Curle
    @Abe

    “and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys ”

    It’s still that way. Women don’t debate. They slander and issue ad hominem arguments.

    Anyone notice how anti-slut shaming never got off the ground no matter how hard the feminists tried?

  114. @Altai
    @RichardTaylor

    The thing I keep see people missing is the demographic shift of those writing content on the internet, particularly in a political sense. Prior to 2012/2014, political debate on the internet was had by men anonymously on message boards.

    Today, it is massively dominated by young women and girls, under their real names for the most part on the most widely viewed platforms and sites for everyone to see.

    Twitter created the conditions for young women to spin out into a moral panic that never ends and never de-escalates. And now the MSM, which as 2020 has shown, has an important role in giving people social permission for actions and views even if it is, itself a faded shadow of what it once was in terms of overall viewership and authority, takes these 15 year old who don't even believe half of what they're saying seriously.

    Basically prior to social media, the line was 'There are no girls on the internet' and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was 'the internet's candidate'?) for the most part.

    Now the power users of the internet, the influential nodes are young women and girls with cluster B personality disorders. How has nobody analysed this?

    Look at this protest in Sweden, there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.

    https://twitter.com/SamnyttSimon/status/1268266061801160711

    Steve's tweets were 'not okay'.

    Replies: @Intensifier, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Abe, @Known Fact, @fish, @El Dato

    there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.

    I can relate at least somewhat after seeing first-hand the traditional media and corporate communications become heavily feminized since the 1970s. Interesting how as you point out internet communications flipped so quickly and powerfully

  115. Binging old SIMPSON’S episodes with my son before our complimentary Disney+ subscription runs out. Slogging through the Dumbya Bush years. Remember all the liberal bedwetting about how anyone who even entertained the thought Dick Cheney could be fallible or that now might not be the right time for a capital gains tax cut would be picked up by SWAT in the middle of the night and renditioned to Guantanamo? (The high[er]-brow version of this being Philip Roth’s THE PLOT AGAINST AMERICA?)

    Now remember that episode where Mr. Burns buys up all the media outlets in Springfield, and then even cuts off power to the Simpson house when Lisa refuses to sell him her garage-printed independent newspaper? Remember when liberals wanted to fight Mr. Burns instead of going to work for him?

    https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Fraudcast_News

  116. Sailer, you were not banned. You were suspended.

    Twitter has only permanently banned the current legitimately-elected U.S. President, Donald Trump, and Alex Jones.

    Twitter’s Trump ban is permanent, even if he runs for office again

    Former President Donald Trump will not be returning to Twitter at any point in the future, according to the company’s chief financial officer. In an interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box program on Wednesday, Twitter CFO Ned Segal said that running for public office again would not reverse the ban the company handed out to Trump in the aftermath of the US Capitol riot on January 6th.

    The question is relevant considering Trump’s ongoing impeachment trial. A central question in the trial is whether Democrats can bar Trump from running for president again in 2024 or seeking other public office. Regardless of the outcome, the @realDonaldTrump will still remain suspended for good, Segal said.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/twitter-e2-80-99s-trump-ban-is-permanent-even-if-he-runs-for-office-again/ar-BB1dzuVy

  117. @Altai
    @RichardTaylor

    The thing I keep see people missing is the demographic shift of those writing content on the internet, particularly in a political sense. Prior to 2012/2014, political debate on the internet was had by men anonymously on message boards.

    Today, it is massively dominated by young women and girls, under their real names for the most part on the most widely viewed platforms and sites for everyone to see.

    Twitter created the conditions for young women to spin out into a moral panic that never ends and never de-escalates. And now the MSM, which as 2020 has shown, has an important role in giving people social permission for actions and views even if it is, itself a faded shadow of what it once was in terms of overall viewership and authority, takes these 15 year old who don't even believe half of what they're saying seriously.

    Basically prior to social media, the line was 'There are no girls on the internet' and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was 'the internet's candidate'?) for the most part.

    Now the power users of the internet, the influential nodes are young women and girls with cluster B personality disorders. How has nobody analysed this?

    Look at this protest in Sweden, there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.

    https://twitter.com/SamnyttSimon/status/1268266061801160711

    Steve's tweets were 'not okay'.

    Replies: @Intensifier, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Abe, @Known Fact, @fish, @El Dato

    The constant female need for ostentatious displays of catharsis.

    Wears my ass out……

  118. Tweets about Twitter:

    ‘When you’re removed, you’re removed’: Twitter chief says Trump ban is PERMANENT even if he’s re-elected

    Former President Donald Trump will never be allowed back on Twitter, even if he runs for office again in 2024 and wins, company Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal told CNBC.

    “The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform,” Segal told CNBC on Wednesday, adding that bans are permanent “whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official.”

    Twitter reports $1.14 billion net loss for 2020

    American social-networking company Twitter announced on Wednesday its financial results for the fiscal year 2020, saying it recorded a net loss of $1.136 billion against net income a year earlier.

    According to the company, “2020 net loss was $1.14 billion, representing a net margin of -31 percent and diluted EPS [earnings per share – Ed.] of -$1.44. This compares to 2019 net income of $1.47 billion, representing a net margin of 42 percent and diluted EPS of $1.87.” Both periods were affected by non-cash, tax related adjustments, it said.

    Costs and expenses totaled $3.69 billion, an increase of 19 percent year over year, while revenue amounted to $3.72 billion.

    Twitter said that for the first quarter of 2021 it expects total revenue to be between $940 million and $1.04 billion. “As we enter 2021, our objectives are similar to previous years and our success will best be measured by our ability to grow our audience and deliver financial results in line with our guidance,” it said.

  119. @Altai
    @RichardTaylor

    The thing I keep see people missing is the demographic shift of those writing content on the internet, particularly in a political sense. Prior to 2012/2014, political debate on the internet was had by men anonymously on message boards.

    Today, it is massively dominated by young women and girls, under their real names for the most part on the most widely viewed platforms and sites for everyone to see.

    Twitter created the conditions for young women to spin out into a moral panic that never ends and never de-escalates. And now the MSM, which as 2020 has shown, has an important role in giving people social permission for actions and views even if it is, itself a faded shadow of what it once was in terms of overall viewership and authority, takes these 15 year old who don't even believe half of what they're saying seriously.

    Basically prior to social media, the line was 'There are no girls on the internet' and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was 'the internet's candidate'?) for the most part.

    Now the power users of the internet, the influential nodes are young women and girls with cluster B personality disorders. How has nobody analysed this?

    Look at this protest in Sweden, there is something else, something powerful that most men simply cannot relate to going on here.

    https://twitter.com/SamnyttSimon/status/1268266061801160711

    Steve's tweets were 'not okay'.

    Replies: @Intensifier, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Abe, @Known Fact, @fish, @El Dato

    I still don’t know whether the ladies are signaling availability to a horde of immigrants about to seriously molest them.

  120. Steve, you are so naive and a boomer. You can’t understand the real reason behind the massive shift leftward in everything: Young (and youngish) White women.

    They command a premium in the social marketplace due to the obesity epidemic if they are merely non-obese, and increasingly they have greater and greater rage against their eternal and natural enemies: beta White males.

    Any advertiser DOES NOT WANT: White men. Any Advertiser WANTS WANTS WANTS: young White women and people of color, using, talking about, adopting their product.

    About 85% of young and youngish White women are in pretty much Red Detachment of Women, Jonestown, “Desmond is Amazing” territory. That’s just reality. They HATE beta males, most of all for even looking at them, are depressed because the Alphas prefer the prettier, less slutty and younger versions as girlfriends though they themselves are good enough for pump and dump. And they idealize non-Whites as being more authentic and critically, not beta White males which is most of White men. Social media supercharges all the bad things about White women and prevents any of the good things from showing up. Likes by garbage celebrities matter more than anything.

    Indeed the tale of the 21st Century is the hunting down and eliminating of all formerly beta White male spaces: video games, board games like Magic the Gathering, baseball, football, anything and everything that beta White males enjoy must be destroyed. As social media plus occasional flings with Alphas convince most ordinary women that they are just super models in disguise. We will always have utopian weirdo neo-Calvinists convinced they are the elect and we the predetermined damned, worthy of extermination to get to heaven on earth. They would be the genetic annoyance of higher Western trust, idealism, and loyalty past family/clan. It would not be supercharged as it is now.

    Stay the hell off Twitter. It is a female only space meant for conformity of thought against their eternal enemy: beta White males. You’re a beta. Giving in is beta. Get on Gab, get your own site, ignore Twitter as it becomes the Soap Opera News it was always destined to become.

    • Agree: El Dato
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    @Whiskey

    Heretical post-Calvinists, not neo-Calvinists, but your description of them is not wrong.

  121. @Hypnotoad666
    @black sea

    The N-word has become the new "Jehovah."

    https://youtu.be/SYkbqzWVHZI

    Replies: @black sea, @Gary in Gramercy, @International Jew

    That entire movie is an eloquent rebuke to the Current Year nonsense. Remember the PFJ’s resolution in support of Stan/Loretta? (“What’s the point of fighting for his right to have babies when he can’t have babies?” “It’s symbolic of our struggle against oppression.” “Symbolic of his struggle against reality.”)

    Substitute “wokeism” for organized religion, and then see the violence inherent in the system.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Latest demand of M-F trannies is uterus transplants because without uteruses they can’t menstruate. They have a right to menstruate.

    I guess they can get the uteruses the way patients get kidneys etc now. Wait for someone to die. Or pay for uteruses.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @James O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Gary in Gramercy


    That entire movie is an eloquent rebuke to the Current Year nonsense. Remember the PFJ’s resolution in support of Stan/Loretta?
     
    Of course I do! It's a rare movie that gets better and more relevant every year. Like a bottle of fine comedy wine. People claim the Current Year is 1984, but it's really Life of Brian.

    https://youtu.be/bsFzc0wAtFs

    The "What have the Romans ever done for us?" scene is also perfectly on point if you substitute "white people" for "the Romans."

    https://youtu.be/2ozEZxOsanY

    Replies: @James O'Meara

  122. @Buzz Mohawk
    Charles Murray says:

    Steve’s being so stubborn. If he had admitted his guilt and promised to be a good boy, he could have been back tweeting about golf & architecture & popular culture.
     
    Actually, it's when Steve combines golf & architecture that he crosses the line and must be banned.

    Steve sez,


    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way?
     
    That sounds like an excellent idea.

    There are those of us out here who don't know much about how these interwebs work, so we can't figure out why things like Twatter are real monopolies instead of imaginary ones. Aren't they just bandwagons that everybody is riding on? Isn't Google too?

    What about the actual server farms? Are those now in the sky somewhere up in cloud cities of superior tech people? Does Ron Unz depend entirely on the evil servers that belong to the Empire, or could someone like him switch to his own, right there on Earth, down the street from Duncan Donuts?

    Replies: @Old Prude, @International Jew, @International Jew

    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way?

    You can send email from a variety of clients (Exchange on your Microsoft Windows PC, Gmail’s app on your Android, Mutt on Linux, etc) because there’s a standard and openly published format (“protocol”) for email. (Here it is: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc821.)

    As far as I know, there’s nothing like that for Twitter. If you want to use Twitter, you use Twitter’s own app or you go to Twitter’s web site, which tells your browser, by means of Javascript programs that come as part of the web site, how to pull in content and display it.

    If the government compelled Twitter to publish its protocol, then we could have competing Twitter apps. But that still wouldn’t get us to where we want to be because the point isn’t for you and me to exchange tweets, the point is for you and me and millions of others to get our tweets published on Twitter’s web site. If the government compelled that, then pretty much there’d be no more Twitter Inc.

    I suppose our tweets, emanating from our many third-party apps all using the Twitter protocol, could upload our tweets to many independently run servers. And then those same apps could download tweets from those servers, and present the tweets to us for our reading pleasure. But that just gets us back to where we are now, because each app would make its own decision about what tweets to show, and Matt Iglesias would run an app that made sure he diddn’t see Steve Sailer’s acerbic comments. That would mean Steve was pretty much banned once again.

    • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @International Jew


    the point isn’t for you and me to exchange tweets, the point is for you and me and millions of others to get our tweets published on Twitter’s web site.
     
    Slight refinement: I think the point is to get our tweets publicly available, whether or not on the Twitter website. Obviously, currently Twitter is the only site where that happens, but it need not be so.

    Your final paragraph suggests how that could happen:


    our tweets, emanating from our many third-party apps all using the Twitter protocol, could upload our tweets to many independently run servers. And then those same apps could download tweets from those servers, and present the tweets to us for our reading pleasure.
     
    In other words, like email, but publicly readable and indexable: every email is an open letter. (Of course, there could be refinements to re-create private tweeting, etc.) Google(!, back in their don't-be-evil-do-believe-in-freedom days) actually did create something like this a decade ago with Google Wave, but discontinued it, supposedly because of insufficient uptake. If that was indeed accurate, it is striking that the biggest network monopolist on the planet could not generate sufficient network effect for something like this as recently as a few years ago.

    Of course, like Twitter, Google was using proprietary protocols, while what we are discussing now assumes open protocols, so the protocols are the bug in the ointment. A free-speech pioneer could reverse-engineer Twitter's protocols and harvest tweets anyway. Twitter's protocols are not very complex and are largely already public knowledge. Twitter, like other owners of widely used proprietary protocols, would of course periodically tweak their protocols just enough to break third-party access, but a sufficiently savvy and nimble third-party could keep up as fast as a now-ponderous and unwieldy Twitter tries to twist and dodge. Ultimately, it would end up in a lawsuit where Twitter asserts some kind of proprietary ownership of tweets, which would be interesting as Twitter asserted the exact opposite in that 2012 lawsuit that Steve cited. By the way, what ever happened to that lawsuit? Even in the glacial New York court system, nine years should be enough time for a resolution of some kind.

    Incidentally, if Twitter asserts that tweets belong to users and not to Twitter, then isn't Twitter's banning you from your own tweets some kind of tortious interference? Am I the only one who thinks that the meager anti-tech-monopolist litigation has suffered from a distinct lack of creativity and insight? Worst case, a Twitter lawsuit ends up on public square ground, which is weak terrain for Twitter.


    But that just gets us back to where we are now, because each app would make its own decision about what tweets to show, and Matt Iglesias would run an app that made sure he diddn’t see Steve Sailer’s acerbic comments. That would mean Steve was pretty much banned once again.
     
    That would get Steve banned from Matty Iglesias, but who cares? Currently the tastes of Matty's ilk are banning people like Steve from everyone, and that is what rightly gets free speechers riled up. In a distributed world, everyone can decide for themselves whom to ban or not ban, rather than Twitter Central preemptively deciding the matter for everyone in a one-size-fits-all manner. For a supposedly leading edge tech, that is a remarkably revanchist way of doing business. (In fact, every Twitter user right now can ban or not ban anyone they want from their personal Twitter feed without affecting anyone else's access, which shows that the banning/suspensions controversy is nothing to do with technical or ethical limits, it is purely an exercise of power.)

    Anyhow, others in this thread have mentioned other ways that your idea could happen:

    slumber_j mentions solidproject

    Chrisnonymous mentions urbit.

    gamugamu mentions RSS feeds (but overlooks that RSS is one-way whereas OpenTwitter would be two-way).

    Anatoly mentions a bunch of stuff.

    Replies: @gamugamu

  123. @wren
    @wren

    I think they suspended the NY Post for writing about Hunter's laptop too.

    I wonder if Twitter will suspend the NY Post again for wondering if black lives matter?

    https://nypost.com/2021/02/06/these-black-lives-didnt-seem-to-matter-in-2020/

    Replies: @Forbes

    The election steal is complete, so the NYPost has no worries…for the moment…

  124. @ic1000
    @Abe

    > I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin.

    This is the sense I got from Hilary Mantel's excellent historical novel "Wolf Hall." (Henry wasn't the protagonist, but looms large.)

    Replies: @Alden, @Alden

    Wolf Hall was a whitewash of Thomas Cromwell. He engineered numerous executions of his enemies. After all those enemies were executed, Henry executed Cromwell for something or other.

    The real reason Henry executed Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard was to become a widower instead of a divorcee before marrying the next unfortunate. Then he decreed divorce illegal in England again. Last wife Catherine Parr was almost arrested and executed for reading the Bible and suspicion of having Lutheran thoughts. But Henry died before she was arrested. Hmmmm, one wonders how that happened.

    If you think Henry 8 was ruthless, check out his paternal grandmothers, especially Margaret Beaufort. She makes Vlad the Impaler look like a saint.

  125. By deleting the “offending” tweets, you admit your guilt. That’s the whole point. The actual removal of the “offending” material means less than nothing.
    As for myself, I cannot be cancelled because I simply do not exist on “social media.” Having endured a lifetime of the slings and arrows that the stupid and ignorant wield against their betters, I was never foolish enough to expose myself to an entire planet of vicious imbeciles.

  126. @Curle
    @Abe

    You are being a little hard on Henry. He was forced to act, as much as possible, within the boundaries of the law and with an eye towards legitimizing an future heir with as little exposure as possible to that heir being unseated the way Henry 6 was.

    Replies: @Alden

    Henry 6 had an heir, Edward the Prince of Wales married to Anne Neville of the powerful York Family. After Edward 4 took over the throne, Henry 6 died in his prison cell after a night time visit from Edward 4 and his brothers.

    Edward Prince of Wales was Killed in a battle shortly before his father Henry 6 suddenly died in the Tower.

    Henry 8 was much more popular than his money gouging father Henry 7. He had an intelligent daughter who would have made a perfectly functional sovereign. No law against sovereign Queens in England. His younger daughter became England’s allegedly greatest sovereign.

    6 wives, several mistresses numerous pregnancies and miscarriages. The result, 2 boys who died in their teens and 2 infertile sickly girls who lived to adulthood. Elizabeth lived a long life.

    Henry 8’s new religion was one of the largest land and property grabs in history comparable to the Jew Bolshevik looting of Russia.

    Henry personally signed about 77,000 execution warrants for dissidents and enemies all over England. He lost costly war after war in France. England wasn’t a wealthy country at the time. Yet he built the largest palace in W Europe along with many others. The reason Queens Mary and Elizabeth stayed out of wars was because Henry 8 so depleted the treasury there wasn’t enough money for wars.

    Only the American Kennedy clan has had a better propaganda operation than the Tudor family.

    • Replies: @Abe
    @Alden


    Henry 8’s new religion was one of the largest land and property grabs in history
     

    Like Henry VIII, he decapitated Papists and burned hot Gospellers on the same day for their respective divergencies in opposite directions from his central, personal and artificial compromise.

    -Winston Churchill

     

    On the other hand, the English had some reason to be sick of the monasteries, whose ownership of all land in England was (well?) into the double-digits by this time. According to Wikipedia the earliest written use of the “f-word” in the English language is a coded poem about friars slyly shagging honest farmers’ wives.
    , @Curle
    @Alden

    “No law against sovereign Queens in England.”

    Except the law of probabilities against keeping the throne.

  127. @Buzz Mohawk
    Charles Murray says:

    Steve’s being so stubborn. If he had admitted his guilt and promised to be a good boy, he could have been back tweeting about golf & architecture & popular culture.
     
    Actually, it's when Steve combines golf & architecture that he crosses the line and must be banned.

    Steve sez,


    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way?
     
    That sounds like an excellent idea.

    There are those of us out here who don't know much about how these interwebs work, so we can't figure out why things like Twatter are real monopolies instead of imaginary ones. Aren't they just bandwagons that everybody is riding on? Isn't Google too?

    What about the actual server farms? Are those now in the sky somewhere up in cloud cities of superior tech people? Does Ron Unz depend entirely on the evil servers that belong to the Empire, or could someone like him switch to his own, right there on Earth, down the street from Duncan Donuts?

    Replies: @Old Prude, @International Jew, @International Jew

    Does Ron Unz depend entirely on the evil servers that belong to the Empire, or could someone like him switch to his own, right there on Earth, down the street from Duncan Donuts?

    Ron’s website appears to be running on a server farm owned by a company called Cloudfare. You can learn that by looking at https://whois.domaintools.com/unz.com

    If you have a small web site, you can easily run it off a single PC in your home. A site like unz.com requires some tens of recent-model PCs. If you wanted to house that in your home, you’d have to deal with heat and air flow problems, you’d need an electric network with capacity like you don’t have in a normal home, and you’d need some kind of commercial-grade network connection together with commercial-grade network equipment (routers, switches, etc). You’d also need a disciplined system for monitoring the performance of all your equipment, and you’d need to swap out malfunctioning components now and then. Bottom line, running a data center is serious work requiring serious know-how. Cloudfare and its competitors like Amazon Web Services offer a dizzying array of useful services you’d be hard-pressed to replicate on your own.

    • Thanks: Buzz Mohawk
    • Replies: @scrivener3
    @International Jew

    Cloudfare can be a frontend to servers located anywhere. You put your DNS data on cloudfare dns servers (the service is free). They add security by obscuring the real IP of your machine and apply various ainti-denial of services procedures, like the capcha you sometimes see.

    Their dns servers are located all over the world and are vary fast. As I said the dns service is free and you can undo it anytime if they demand some sort of change to your content or procedures.

    I think you overestimate the hardware requirements of a large site. Dell has many poweredge servers with redundant power and disk arrays and multiple CPU's that would cover a lot. There is also free software that will run virtual machines over several hardware platforms so that failure of any single hardware platform (which can be replaced) does not cause a failure of the virtual machine

    Cloud just means a computer connected to the Internet that you can access and control as if it were under your desk. There are probably 10,000 web server companies located in different countries, many lease managed servers where backup, management, updates, and security are provided for you. You don't need to go to Amazon Web Services because what they sell is a commodity available everywhere.

    Replies: @International Jew

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @International Jew


    A site like unz.com requires some tens of recent-model PCs.
     
    No metric on iSteve! It's dozens.
  128. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Hypnotoad666

    That entire movie is an eloquent rebuke to the Current Year nonsense. Remember the PFJ's resolution in support of Stan/Loretta? ("What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies when he can't have babies?" "It's symbolic of our struggle against oppression." "Symbolic of his struggle against reality.")

    Substitute "wokeism" for organized religion, and then see the violence inherent in the system.

    Replies: @Alden, @Hypnotoad666

    Latest demand of M-F trannies is uterus transplants because without uteruses they can’t menstruate. They have a right to menstruate.

    I guess they can get the uteruses the way patients get kidneys etc now. Wait for someone to die. Or pay for uteruses.

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    @Alden


    Latest demand of M-F trannies is uterus transplants because without uteruses they can’t menstruate. They have a right to menstruate.
     
    In Greek heaven, some God laughs his ass off about these earthlings and their - desires (Hermes? - Yep!).

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/hermes-0011776

    , @James O'Meara
    @Alden

    I agree, they should be given their rightful monthly visitor...good and hard.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @Alden


    Latest demand of M-F trannies is uterus transplants because without uteruses they can’t menstruate. They have a right to menstruate.

     

    "First, a word or two about uterine transplants. They are, for the most part, still in the experimental stage. To date, there have only been about 70 uterine transplants around the world and most of these have come from living donors."

    Men Now Want Access to Uterine Transplants

    Here is a brief history of the procedure:

    ■ The first reported uterine transplant was performed in Saudi Arabia in 2000; it was unsuccessful, and the uterus was removed after three months.

    ■ Sweden was the first country to have a ‘successful’ uterine transplant. A live baby was born, but two months premature.

    ■ The first U.S. uterine transplant was performed in 2016, but the recipient had life-threatening complications, and the uterus was removed less than two weeks after the transplant.

    ■ In 2017, the world’s first known woman to receive a uterus from a deceased donor gave birth to a six-pound girl in Brazil.

    ■ To date, there have been about 70 uterine transplants around the globe. Most of the transplants have been from live women.

    ■ Unlike other organ transplants, this one is temporary. After the recipient is done having (usually one or two) children the uterus is removed.

    Let’s Talk About Uterine Transplants

     

  129. @Alden
    @Thoughts

    The twitter bird is cute in a very girly Barbie dream house way. Always reminded me of a little girls bedspread design, cutesy birds on a white ground.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Almost Missouri

    The twitter bird is cute in a very girly Barbie dream house way. Always reminded me of a little girls bedspread design, cutesy birds on a white ground.

    Has anyone seen Dorsey’s bedroom? Are the days of the week sewn into his panties?

    • Troll: RichardTaylor
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Reg Cæsar

    Well come on, white and pale blue is a very pretty combination. And that little twitter bird is just made to be a little girl’s hair barrette or embroidered on her dainty little birthday dress.

    First time I saw it I honestly thought it was some Barbie doll or Disney Princess doo dad. As a design and color combo, I like it. But then, I’m a girly woman who likes pretty things.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @ziggurat

  130. OT but funny – you don’t really make tea in a microwave, do you?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    @YetAnotherAnon

    I thought you boil the water first (whether in a microwave or under a Falcon X engine, doesn't matter), and drop in those Japanese green tea leaves?

  131. @Abe
    I maintain that jolly ole Henry VIII was Stalin before Stalin. Early in his reign, while taking a break from the composition of GREENSLEEVES I presume, he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein, for which he duly received a gold star and some ribbon candy from the then-current occupant of St. Peter’s throne.

    When Thomas Moore had the temerity to point this out at his trial many years later (basically like playing gotcha with the infallible Stalin by pointing out how he was once for something before he was forever and from the beginning against it) Henry’s prosecutorial team tried to persuade Moore that it was he who had actually written the pro-Papal tract, or else connived to trick Henry into doing so. Not sure if thumb-screws or the rack were used to jog Moores’ memory on this particular point or not.

    But what strikes me as particularly nasty about Henry was his need- just like Stalin- to sexually humiliate his victims before destroying them. He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn, he had to execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery. And he could not just execute her for the crimes of treason and adultery, he had to convict her of having incest with her own brother.

    So cheer up, Steve. Yeah, Twitter made you delete those 2 naughty posts by your own hand to get back on their network. But at leas tthey didn’t make you also aver you were an interested respondent to that “power bottom” “hairy milking glutes” personals ad Andrew Sullivan put out there many years ago. The ONLY interested respondent.

    Replies: @Thomas, @ic1000, @Chrisnonymous, @James O'Meara, @Curle, @Reg Cæsar

    he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein…

    Papal infallibility was a 19th-century thing. Henry defended all the sacraments, including the only one he administered himself. Here’s a recent reissue, edited by a vigorous Brazilian:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3307338-defence-of-the-seven-sacraments

    He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn…

    …because he could not “just simply dump” Anne Boleyn. That was part of the sacrament they administered.

    • Thanks: Abe
    • Replies: @Alden
    @Reg Cæsar

    The anti Lutheran pamphlet earned Henry the title Defender of the Faith. When he got his reformation going, Henry executed Lutherans and Protestants as much as Catholics. One reason he executed Thomas Cromwell; suspicion of bible reading and Lutheranism.

    Henry had an incredible network of spies in every village neighborhood trade association large workplace college parish church and of course in every home of Gentry and nobles no matter how small. He had watchers in every tiny harbor, on every road, drinking and hanging about in every gathering place. Amazing for its time. Much more efficient than the Ottomans or any other sovereign in Europe.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  132. @Alden
    @ic1000

    Read about the trials of his 3 wives and others. There was no defense bar in those days in England. It was considered a great condescension to allow the defendants to speak at all. Boleyn and Howard were English so he could do to them as he wished. But Catharine of Aragon was a princess of the most powerful dynasty in Europe at the time. It would be nice if all those books and movies glorifying Henry and Elizabeth would mention the involvement of the Jews of Amsterdam but it won’t happen.

    Henry betrayed and executed many men and a few women who helped him in his projects. Thomas Cromwell for one.

    The most historically accurate show about Henry is the tv show now in Netflix, the Tudors.
    It’s just one line early when he was still married to Catharine of Aragon “ Spain has sacked and occupied Rome. The pope is confined. King will never get his divorce now” It’s the only movie I’ve ever seen that states why the Pope couldn’t grant a divorce. It doesn’t go into detail. Historical facts are that Charles King of Spain/Holy Roman Emperor told the Pope he and his Lutheran troops would sack loot and rape Rome and surrounding territories again if the divorce were granted.

    The Lutherans and Calvinists kept the medieval catholic common good welfare state. The Church of England destroyed it and the majority of English lived in poverty till after WW2. That’s why the English, but few Spanish Dutch and French fled to the American colonies.

    Poor workers could survive in Spain and France. France made efforts to settle Louisiana territory. But no thanks, as long as the average French unskilled worker could feed and shelter himself and his family. They couldn’t in England. I’ve never read the Cobbett book about the effects of the reformation in England and Ireland .But I’ve learned about in other books. The few that aren’t just glorification of the Tudors and Oliver Cromwell

    Conventional history claims that about 65 percent of all English immigrants to America were indentured servants so poor that had to sell themselves to get out of England. That doesn’t count the English convicts and Scots and Irish ethnically cleansed so the English could confiscate their land.

    Oh well, it was a long time ago. It’s coming to America for Whites. But we won’t be able to flee to America or anywhere else. In another 100 years we’ll just be wandering homeless hobos. Maybe White single moms of White kids will still be able to get EBT food cards and sleeping bags when the temperature is below 50F. Maybe maybe not.

    Replies: @JMcG

    I’ve a copy of Eamon Duffy’s Stripping of the Altars. I started it, but found it heavy going. Perhaps I’ll give it another try.
    Thanks!

  133. Steve is Back in Black:

  134. @Old Prude
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I don't need to use Twitter. Steve and his commenters will point me to any interesting tweets with a link. Thanks, guys.

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk

    I signed up for Twitter several years ago, just so I could follow Craig Ferguson when he had a late night TV show. (He even retweeted me once! Woo hoo!) After a while, I closed my account. I also tried Facebook for my business, and it did nothing, so I took it down.

    I have not been on social media since. I note that Ron Unz does not use it either, and I understand he is a rather smart and successful man.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I've been watching Youtube clips of Craig Ferguson's TV show. The guy was hilarious and very good with the pretty women. He's got a new show I have not seen called The Hustler which is tonight at 10pm.

  135. @Sean
    https://youtu.be/7pRCqXl255U?t=39

    Turns out those non Whites who voted for Trump last year were smart and discerned something important. It is that kind of "noticing" you should be specialising in on Twitter. It would bring in new readers.

    Replies: @El Dato

    What are those two broads on about?

    I scanned through this but just encountered mindless drivel.

  136. @YetAnotherAnon
    OT but funny - you don't really make tea in a microwave, do you?

    https://twitter.com/UKinUSA/status/1359197332286365699

    Replies: @El Dato

    I thought you boil the water first (whether in a microwave or under a Falcon X engine, doesn’t matter), and drop in those Japanese green tea leaves?

  137. @R.G. Camara
    @Clifford Brown

    How long before Elvis is cancelled?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Achmed E. Newman

    My mother cried when he died.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Buzz Mohawk



    How long before Elvis is cancelled?

     

    My mother cried when he died.

     

    Then this was written for her:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boD3QVWqK8I
  138. @Alden
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Latest demand of M-F trannies is uterus transplants because without uteruses they can’t menstruate. They have a right to menstruate.

    I guess they can get the uteruses the way patients get kidneys etc now. Wait for someone to die. Or pay for uteruses.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @James O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar

    Latest demand of M-F trannies is uterus transplants because without uteruses they can’t menstruate. They have a right to menstruate.

    In Greek heaven, some God laughs his ass off about these earthlings and their – desires (Hermes? – Yep!).

    https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/hermes-0011776

  139. @Alden
    @Curle

    Henry 6 had an heir, Edward the Prince of Wales married to Anne Neville of the powerful York Family. After Edward 4 took over the throne, Henry 6 died in his prison cell after a night time visit from Edward 4 and his brothers.

    Edward Prince of Wales was Killed in a battle shortly before his father Henry 6 suddenly died in the Tower.

    Henry 8 was much more popular than his money gouging father Henry 7. He had an intelligent daughter who would have made a perfectly functional sovereign. No law against sovereign Queens in England. His younger daughter became England’s allegedly greatest sovereign.

    6 wives, several mistresses numerous pregnancies and miscarriages. The result, 2 boys who died in their teens and 2 infertile sickly girls who lived to adulthood. Elizabeth lived a long life.

    Henry 8’s new religion was one of the largest land and property grabs in history comparable to the Jew Bolshevik looting of Russia.

    Henry personally signed about 77,000 execution warrants for dissidents and enemies all over England. He lost costly war after war in France. England wasn’t a wealthy country at the time. Yet he built the largest palace in W Europe along with many others. The reason Queens Mary and Elizabeth stayed out of wars was because Henry 8 so depleted the treasury there wasn’t enough money for wars.

    Only the American Kennedy clan has had a better propaganda operation than the Tudor family.

    Replies: @Abe, @Curle

    Henry 8’s new religion was one of the largest land and property grabs in history

    Like Henry VIII, he decapitated Papists and burned hot Gospellers on the same day for their respective divergencies in opposite directions from his central, personal and artificial compromise.

    -Winston Churchill

    On the other hand, the English had some reason to be sick of the monasteries, whose ownership of all land in England was (well?) into the double-digits by this time. According to Wikipedia the earliest written use of the “f-word” in the English language is a coded poem about friars slyly shagging honest farmers’ wives.

  140. I am an anti-murder journalist-activist.

    Clearly, there could be no safety for a society in which the remark by the Chief Justice that murder was wrong was regarded as an original and dazzling epigram“.

    -G.K. Chesterton

    Well, it’s no surprise things are getting less safe.

  141. @Gary in Gramercy
    @Hypnotoad666

    That entire movie is an eloquent rebuke to the Current Year nonsense. Remember the PFJ's resolution in support of Stan/Loretta? ("What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies when he can't have babies?" "It's symbolic of our struggle against oppression." "Symbolic of his struggle against reality.")

    Substitute "wokeism" for organized religion, and then see the violence inherent in the system.

    Replies: @Alden, @Hypnotoad666

    That entire movie is an eloquent rebuke to the Current Year nonsense. Remember the PFJ’s resolution in support of Stan/Loretta?

    Of course I do! It’s a rare movie that gets better and more relevant every year. Like a bottle of fine comedy wine. People claim the Current Year is 1984, but it’s really Life of Brian.

    The “What have the Romans ever done for us?” scene is also perfectly on point if you substitute “white people” for “the Romans.”

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @James O'Meara
    @Hypnotoad666

    Let's not forget that Buckley, Muggeridge and other of the usual Conservative suspects advocated having it banned for blasphemy.

    A young Mike Huckabee described the film this way: "A blasphemy against the very name of Jesus Christ. [ . . . ] We can talk about how the Devil’s moved in, but what’s really happened is God’s people have moved out and made room for it. [ . . . ] We’ve sold our character, we’ve sold our convictions, we’ve compromised, we’ve sold out, and as a result, we’ve moved out, the Devil’s moved in, and he’s set up shop. And friend, [he’s] preying on our own craving for pleasure."

    Python, like air travel and dentistry, is one of those things TradCaths, Traditionalists, NeoRxists, Heideggerian neo-pagans, etc. enjoy while advocating a "return to sanity" around 1600AD.

  142. @The Alarmist
    There must be some sort of work-around. Maybe you should try including a video clip of kittens doing cute things as part of any tweet where you notice inconvenient truths.

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @The Alarmist

    You can notice the higher Black murder rates if you blame it on “systemic Racism”, you could notice that Blacks have higher rates of criminality because you lay the blame on whites. As long as you blame whites for Black pathologies you can notice it. Blacks score lower on IQ tests, because of “systemic racism”. Blacks do not work as computer programmers because of “systemic racism”. Few Blacks are billionaires, could be due to “systemic racism”….maybe you could create a new term, which sounds like racism but has another meaning, use the term Genetic racism or some such made-up word which has a unique meaning to Sailer and his followers.

    • Agree: Ed
    • Replies: @Rob McX
    @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco


    ….maybe you could create a new term, which sounds like racism but has another meaning, use the term Genetic racism or some such made-up word which has a unique meaning to Sailer and his followers.
     
    "Genetic racism", that's good. You could explain that blacks are discriminated against because of the injustice of genetic differences, something they'll just have to endure until whites can provide them with EBT cards that cover the cost of DNA modification.
  143. anon[712] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thoughts
    I don't understand the use of twitter. It's like this white and blue website in which there are a ton of sloppy-looking comments on an endless feed of sloppiness.

    It's like shopping at T.J. Max...all the clothes are haphazardly thrown around everywhere and all the colors are mixed together

    It's very stressful.

    I used to have the coolest Facebook Feed in the world where I used Lists to have exactly what I wanted to see in Exactly what Category I was interested in. Then they got rid of this great organizing tool and now my Facebook feed is some algorithmic Mix of Brainwashing and Teenager-Can't-Clean-His-Room Mess.

    Twitter and Instagram are DESIGNED to waste your time. This whole Stalinist thing is precisely so that you'll write this article and spend a lot of time talking about Twitter.

    It's like a woman who is purposefully pissing you off so you'll spend all night thinking about her. 'She's driving you wild'

    Leftists love stuff like that. Leftists love to twist your words (like a woman...AOC on Cruz/rape/capital protest) just so that you'll become Angry and Obsessed.

    The best thing to do is...walk away.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @Intensifier, @Chrisnonymous, @Alden, @Lot, @Prester John, @anon

    When I see a twitter quoted in any news story or article, I just skip it because the way they’re set up just annoys me. There is an individual over at AR who creates “articles” by gluing together twitters, whenever I see his creations, I just skip them. Twitter and all its imitators are just created to cater to the illiterate people that Americans have become. Using these “services” just exacerbates the proliferation of lazy writing skills and strengthens the power base of these companies and their CEO’s.

  144. @Reg Cæsar
    @Alden


    The twitter bird is cute in a very girly Barbie dream house way. Always reminded me of a little girls bedspread design, cutesy birds on a white ground.

     

    Has anyone seen Dorsey's bedroom? Are the days of the week sewn into his panties?



    https://www.stellamccartney.com/48/48217765rj_12_g.jpg

    Replies: @Alden

    Well come on, white and pale blue is a very pretty combination. And that little twitter bird is just made to be a little girl’s hair barrette or embroidered on her dainty little birthday dress.

    First time I saw it I honestly thought it was some Barbie doll or Disney Princess doo dad. As a design and color combo, I like it. But then, I’m a girly woman who likes pretty things.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Alden


    But then, I’m a girly woman who likes pretty things.
     
    For years they've preached that women can do math. Abigail Shrier reports in her new book that this has hit a contradictory nuance-- a girl's interest in STEM is now evidence that she has a boy's brain in a girl's body, i.e., "transgender", or at least "non-binary". (Do normal folks operate in base 2?)

    We've been watching a lot of math videos lately on Numberphile and other channels. Some of the presenters are women. Ria Symonds, Hannah Fry, Zvezdelina Stankova, Maria Chudnovsky, Holly Krieger ("the Champaign mathematician"), Zsuzsanna Dancso, Sabetta Matsumoto, Kelsey Houston-Edwards, Eugenia Cheng, and Vanessa Hill all seem quite "girly" enough, despite women being a small minority in mathematics, and mathematicians an even tinier one among women.



    This is intersectionality we can celebrate. What could be more feminine than Braids in Higher Dimensions?
    , @ziggurat
    @Alden


    Well come on, white and pale blue is a very pretty combination.
     
    But are "white", "pale", and "blue" the colors that support anti-racism, for which Jack Dorsey donated 10 million to Kendi's newly created "Center for Anti-Racist Research"?

    Maybe this would be better:
    https://img1.etsystatic.com/046/1/6782226/il_570xN.735036291_icps.jpg

  145. @Reg Cæsar
    @Abe


    he- like the good Catholic boy that he was- wrote some monograph defending the infallibility of the Church and the primacy of the Pope therein...

     

    Papal infallibility was a 19th-century thing. Henry defended all the sacraments, including the only one he administered himself. Here's a recent reissue, edited by a vigorous Brazilian:

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3307338-defence-of-the-seven-sacraments

    He could not just simply dump Anne Boleyn...
     
    ...because he could not "just simply dump" Anne Boleyn. That was part of the sacrament they administered.

    Replies: @Alden

    The anti Lutheran pamphlet earned Henry the title Defender of the Faith. When he got his reformation going, Henry executed Lutherans and Protestants as much as Catholics. One reason he executed Thomas Cromwell; suspicion of bible reading and Lutheranism.

    Henry had an incredible network of spies in every village neighborhood trade association large workplace college parish church and of course in every home of Gentry and nobles no matter how small. He had watchers in every tiny harbor, on every road, drinking and hanging about in every gathering place. Amazing for its time. Much more efficient than the Ottomans or any other sovereign in Europe.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Alden


    Henry had an incredible network of spies in every village neighborhood trade association large workplace college parish church and of course in every home of Gentry and nobles no matter how small. He had watchers in every tiny harbor, on every road, drinking and hanging about in every gathering place. Amazing for its time. Much more efficient than the Ottomans or any other sovereign in Europe.
     
    Silicon Vale.
  146. @The Alarmist
    There must be some sort of work-around. Maybe you should try including a video clip of kittens doing cute things as part of any tweet where you notice inconvenient truths.

    Replies: @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco, @The Alarmist

    In fact, picture iSteve doing it as a vlog with a cat filter for his face …

    Who could possibly ban that?

    • LOL: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @The Alarmist

    Thank you, Alarmist!

    "I'm here live. I'm not a cat."

    I think if all court cases and hearings were done on zoom with cat filters for plaintiffs, defendants, and all officers of the court, this would be a helluva better country.

  147. @raven lunatic
    the only reason to read twitter is because smart and honest people occasionally make use of its vast reach and quick ripple. otherwise the platform is ridiculously constrained for coherent thought and the leadership has grown totally decadent and detached

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Reg Cæsar

    otherwise the platform is ridiculously constrained

    The 140-character constraint was the best thing about Twitter. Focus. Trim. Edit.

  148. @PiltdownMan
    @Anonymous

    Here's a live version.

    https://youtu.be/S2o2kdd_Veo

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Reg Cæsar

    Twitter is free and electric, but you are the banned. From the Beatle(s) of Gibraltar:

  149. @Buffalo Joe
    @Ed

    Ed, slight tilt in recent reporting as in the Buffalo News noticing that murders are way up in Buffalo and blacks are both the victims and perps.

    Replies: @Ed, @duncsbaby

    I don’t know Buffalo, maybe local news still dip their toes but the national media just seems to have abandoned black crime as a thing.

    Take the recent attacks on Asians out west. CNN blames Trump supporters as does AOC.

    Here CNN concedes there’s no evidence that attacks are linked to bias but still alludes to Covid -19 messaging.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/08/us/asian-american-attacks-bay-area/index.html

    How pandemic rhetoric sparked anti-Asian bias

    The two incidents do not appear to be directly connected, and there is no evidence as to their motivations.

    Still, they have heightened existing concerns around rising anti-Asian bigotry, which has become more prominent since the world first learned of a new illness in Wuha

  150. Right, I’ll add Covid. That’s going to be the excuse for black misbehavior for the next few years. They’ll blame spiraling black crime and woeful education stats on Covid.

  151. @Buzz Mohawk
    @R.G. Camara

    My mother cried when he died.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    How long before Elvis is cancelled?

    My mother cried when he died.

    Then this was written for her:

  152. Steve had more luck leading this prematurely mulitcultural band:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @James O'Meara

    The Association were much better as a six-man band. With seven, everyone knows they're windy.

    Hilario "Larry" Ramos was a Philippine from Kauai. Most of the rest were from Texas or places similar. They converged in LA, a common story.

  153. @Alden
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Latest demand of M-F trannies is uterus transplants because without uteruses they can’t menstruate. They have a right to menstruate.

    I guess they can get the uteruses the way patients get kidneys etc now. Wait for someone to die. Or pay for uteruses.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @James O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar

    I agree, they should be given their rightful monthly visitor…good and hard.

  154. @Hypnotoad666
    @Gary in Gramercy


    That entire movie is an eloquent rebuke to the Current Year nonsense. Remember the PFJ’s resolution in support of Stan/Loretta?
     
    Of course I do! It's a rare movie that gets better and more relevant every year. Like a bottle of fine comedy wine. People claim the Current Year is 1984, but it's really Life of Brian.

    https://youtu.be/bsFzc0wAtFs

    The "What have the Romans ever done for us?" scene is also perfectly on point if you substitute "white people" for "the Romans."

    https://youtu.be/2ozEZxOsanY

    Replies: @James O'Meara

    Let’s not forget that Buckley, Muggeridge and other of the usual Conservative suspects advocated having it banned for blasphemy.

    A young Mike Huckabee described the film this way: “A blasphemy against the very name of Jesus Christ. [ . . . ] We can talk about how the Devil’s moved in, but what’s really happened is God’s people have moved out and made room for it. [ . . . ] We’ve sold our character, we’ve sold our convictions, we’ve compromised, we’ve sold out, and as a result, we’ve moved out, the Devil’s moved in, and he’s set up shop. And friend, [he’s] preying on our own craving for pleasure.”

    Python, like air travel and dentistry, is one of those things TradCaths, Traditionalists, NeoRxists, Heideggerian neo-pagans, etc. enjoy while advocating a “return to sanity” around 1600AD.

  155. Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way? We got along without these monopolists in the past, and we can do it again in the future.

    I think this is what Curtis Yarvin’s computer project, Urbit, is about. However, I’m not sure because the Urbit website’s text is even more opaque than Unqualified Reservations ever was. Mostly because their annoying and confusing space metaphors. If you go on Reddit and try to read about people who should know–i.e., computer nerds–using Urbit, there is nothing consistent. Some peo ple claim to “get it” without explaining much better than the website, while other people claim it’s a scam. I think Yarvin is too much of a mensch for Urbit to be a true scam, but I’m not sure it provides a true way forward. Anyway…

    https://urbit.org/understanding-urbit/

  156. @Hernan Pizzaro del Blanco
    @The Alarmist

    You can notice the higher Black murder rates if you blame it on “systemic Racism”, you could notice that Blacks have higher rates of criminality because you lay the blame on whites. As long as you blame whites for Black pathologies you can notice it. Blacks score lower on IQ tests, because of “systemic racism”. Blacks do not work as computer programmers because of “systemic racism”. Few Blacks are billionaires, could be due to “systemic racism”....maybe you could create a new term, which sounds like racism but has another meaning, use the term Genetic racism or some such made-up word which has a unique meaning to Sailer and his followers.

    Replies: @Rob McX

    ….maybe you could create a new term, which sounds like racism but has another meaning, use the term Genetic racism or some such made-up word which has a unique meaning to Sailer and his followers.

    “Genetic racism”, that’s good. You could explain that blacks are discriminated against because of the injustice of genetic differences, something they’ll just have to endure until whites can provide them with EBT cards that cover the cost of DNA modification.

  157. @International Jew
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Does Ron Unz depend entirely on the evil servers that belong to the Empire, or could someone like him switch to his own, right there on Earth, down the street from Duncan Donuts?
     
    Ron's website appears to be running on a server farm owned by a company called Cloudfare. You can learn that by looking at https://whois.domaintools.com/unz.com

    If you have a small web site, you can easily run it off a single PC in your home. A site like unz.com requires some tens of recent-model PCs. If you wanted to house that in your home, you'd have to deal with heat and air flow problems, you'd need an electric network with capacity like you don't have in a normal home, and you'd need some kind of commercial-grade network connection together with commercial-grade network equipment (routers, switches, etc). You'd also need a disciplined system for monitoring the performance of all your equipment, and you'd need to swap out malfunctioning components now and then. Bottom line, running a data center is serious work requiring serious know-how. Cloudfare and its competitors like Amazon Web Services offer a dizzying array of useful services you'd be hard-pressed to replicate on your own.

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Reg Cæsar

    Cloudfare can be a frontend to servers located anywhere. You put your DNS data on cloudfare dns servers (the service is free). They add security by obscuring the real IP of your machine and apply various ainti-denial of services procedures, like the capcha you sometimes see.

    Their dns servers are located all over the world and are vary fast. As I said the dns service is free and you can undo it anytime if they demand some sort of change to your content or procedures.

    I think you overestimate the hardware requirements of a large site. Dell has many poweredge servers with redundant power and disk arrays and multiple CPU’s that would cover a lot. There is also free software that will run virtual machines over several hardware platforms so that failure of any single hardware platform (which can be replaced) does not cause a failure of the virtual machine

    Cloud just means a computer connected to the Internet that you can access and control as if it were under your desk. There are probably 10,000 web server companies located in different countries, many lease managed servers where backup, management, updates, and security are provided for you. You don’t need to go to Amazon Web Services because what they sell is a commodity available everywhere.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @scrivener3

    My "several tens of machines" was a wild guess. I started from the factoid that server farms now consume 25% of the US's electricity, and then I divided by a million! And yeah, Ron could still be running his site on machines in his house or his garage, using Cloudfare's services. I'm sure Ron could figure out how to run that if he put his mind to it. It would be a question of priorities for him.

    Replies: @International Jew

  158. Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way?

    That would be RSS and RSS readers. You’ve re-invented RSS.

    There are various web sites that let you get an RSS feed of someone’s tweets. To find them, google twitter rss feed. RSS feeds from a bunch of Twitter accounts plus RSS feeds from a bunch of blogs, all coming into an RSS reader, would be similar to what you’re describing.

  159. @Alden
    @Reg Cæsar

    The anti Lutheran pamphlet earned Henry the title Defender of the Faith. When he got his reformation going, Henry executed Lutherans and Protestants as much as Catholics. One reason he executed Thomas Cromwell; suspicion of bible reading and Lutheranism.

    Henry had an incredible network of spies in every village neighborhood trade association large workplace college parish church and of course in every home of Gentry and nobles no matter how small. He had watchers in every tiny harbor, on every road, drinking and hanging about in every gathering place. Amazing for its time. Much more efficient than the Ottomans or any other sovereign in Europe.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Henry had an incredible network of spies in every village neighborhood trade association large workplace college parish church and of course in every home of Gentry and nobles no matter how small. He had watchers in every tiny harbor, on every road, drinking and hanging about in every gathering place. Amazing for its time. Much more efficient than the Ottomans or any other sovereign in Europe.

    Silicon Vale.

  160. @The Alarmist
    @The Alarmist

    In fact, picture iSteve doing it as a vlog with a cat filter for his face ...

    https://youtu.be/w6TpsWhQMTQ

    Who could possibly ban that?

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Thank you, Alarmist!

    “I’m here live. I’m not a cat.”

    I think if all court cases and hearings were done on zoom with cat filters for plaintiffs, defendants, and all officers of the court, this would be a helluva better country.

    • Agree: The Alarmist
  161. @R.G. Camara
    @Clifford Brown

    How long before Elvis is cancelled?

    Replies: @Buzz Mohawk, @Achmed E. Newman

    “Attention: Elvis has left the internet.”

  162. @James O'Meara
    Steve had more luck leading this prematurely mulitcultural band:

    https://youtu.be/zeHHbveGYRs

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    The Association were much better as a six-man band. With seven, everyone knows they’re windy.

    Hilario “Larry” Ramos was a Philippine from Kauai. Most of the rest were from Texas or places similar. They converged in LA, a common story.

  163. @Alden
    @Reg Cæsar

    Well come on, white and pale blue is a very pretty combination. And that little twitter bird is just made to be a little girl’s hair barrette or embroidered on her dainty little birthday dress.

    First time I saw it I honestly thought it was some Barbie doll or Disney Princess doo dad. As a design and color combo, I like it. But then, I’m a girly woman who likes pretty things.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @ziggurat

    But then, I’m a girly woman who likes pretty things.

    For years they’ve preached that women can do math. Abigail Shrier reports in her new book that this has hit a contradictory nuance– a girl’s interest in STEM is now evidence that she has a boy’s brain in a girl’s body, i.e., “transgender”, or at least “non-binary”. (Do normal folks operate in base 2?)

    We’ve been watching a lot of math videos lately on Numberphile and other channels. Some of the presenters are women. Ria Symonds, Hannah Fry, Zvezdelina Stankova, Maria Chudnovsky, Holly Krieger (“the Champaign mathematician”), Zsuzsanna Dancso, Sabetta Matsumoto, Kelsey Houston-Edwards, Eugenia Cheng, and Vanessa Hill all seem quite “girly” enough, despite women being a small minority in mathematics, and mathematicians an even tinier one among women.

    This is intersectionality we can celebrate. What could be more feminine than Braids in Higher Dimensions?

  164. @Alden
    @Curle

    Henry 6 had an heir, Edward the Prince of Wales married to Anne Neville of the powerful York Family. After Edward 4 took over the throne, Henry 6 died in his prison cell after a night time visit from Edward 4 and his brothers.

    Edward Prince of Wales was Killed in a battle shortly before his father Henry 6 suddenly died in the Tower.

    Henry 8 was much more popular than his money gouging father Henry 7. He had an intelligent daughter who would have made a perfectly functional sovereign. No law against sovereign Queens in England. His younger daughter became England’s allegedly greatest sovereign.

    6 wives, several mistresses numerous pregnancies and miscarriages. The result, 2 boys who died in their teens and 2 infertile sickly girls who lived to adulthood. Elizabeth lived a long life.

    Henry 8’s new religion was one of the largest land and property grabs in history comparable to the Jew Bolshevik looting of Russia.

    Henry personally signed about 77,000 execution warrants for dissidents and enemies all over England. He lost costly war after war in France. England wasn’t a wealthy country at the time. Yet he built the largest palace in W Europe along with many others. The reason Queens Mary and Elizabeth stayed out of wars was because Henry 8 so depleted the treasury there wasn’t enough money for wars.

    Only the American Kennedy clan has had a better propaganda operation than the Tudor family.

    Replies: @Abe, @Curle

    “No law against sovereign Queens in England.”

    Except the law of probabilities against keeping the throne.

  165. @Abe
    @Altai


    Basically prior to social media, the line was ‘There are no girls on the internet’ and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys (Remember when Ron Paul was ‘the internet’s candidate’?) for the most part.
     
    Remember about 20 years ago in The Modern Library’s Reader’s Poll of the Best 100 Novels of the Century, how Ayn Rand came in at #1 and #2 (as well as 2 other of her titles rounding out the Top 10)? Remember how HOWARD STERN SHOW regular Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf overwhelmingly topped People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People” poll? I bet less voting irregularities in either of those than that vote we just had 3 months ago.

    Replies: @Curle

    “and political debate, such that it was, was largely out of view and had by autistic men and boys ”

    It’s still that way. Women don’t debate. They slander and issue ad hominem arguments.

    Anyone notice how anti-slut shaming never got off the ground no matter how hard the feminists tried?

    • Agree: Nicholas Stix
  166. @scrivener3
    @International Jew

    Cloudfare can be a frontend to servers located anywhere. You put your DNS data on cloudfare dns servers (the service is free). They add security by obscuring the real IP of your machine and apply various ainti-denial of services procedures, like the capcha you sometimes see.

    Their dns servers are located all over the world and are vary fast. As I said the dns service is free and you can undo it anytime if they demand some sort of change to your content or procedures.

    I think you overestimate the hardware requirements of a large site. Dell has many poweredge servers with redundant power and disk arrays and multiple CPU's that would cover a lot. There is also free software that will run virtual machines over several hardware platforms so that failure of any single hardware platform (which can be replaced) does not cause a failure of the virtual machine

    Cloud just means a computer connected to the Internet that you can access and control as if it were under your desk. There are probably 10,000 web server companies located in different countries, many lease managed servers where backup, management, updates, and security are provided for you. You don't need to go to Amazon Web Services because what they sell is a commodity available everywhere.

    Replies: @International Jew

    My “several tens of machines” was a wild guess. I started from the factoid that server farms now consume 25% of the US’s electricity, and then I divided by a million! And yeah, Ron could still be running his site on machines in his house or his garage, using Cloudfare’s services. I’m sure Ron could figure out how to run that if he put his mind to it. It would be a question of priorities for him.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @International Jew

    (Ran out of time)
    Maybe the best simple answer to Buzz's question would be to say that the most serious bottleneck for a politically incorrect website isn't the hardware but rather the problem of getting and keeping an easily-remembered address (such as unz.com, rather than something like http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion.)

    For now, Ron is relying on bigdaddy.com, one of the majors. We'll see how long that lasts.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

  167. @Alden
    @Gary in Gramercy

    Latest demand of M-F trannies is uterus transplants because without uteruses they can’t menstruate. They have a right to menstruate.

    I guess they can get the uteruses the way patients get kidneys etc now. Wait for someone to die. Or pay for uteruses.

    Replies: @Dieter Kief, @James O'Meara, @Reg Cæsar

    Latest demand of M-F trannies is uterus transplants because without uteruses they can’t menstruate. They have a right to menstruate.

    “First, a word or two about uterine transplants. They are, for the most part, still in the experimental stage. To date, there have only been about 70 uterine transplants around the world and most of these have come from living donors.”

    Men Now Want Access to Uterine Transplants

    Here is a brief history of the procedure:

    ■ The first reported uterine transplant was performed in Saudi Arabia in 2000; it was unsuccessful, and the uterus was removed after three months.

    ■ Sweden was the first country to have a ‘successful’ uterine transplant. A live baby was born, but two months premature.

    ■ The first U.S. uterine transplant was performed in 2016, but the recipient had life-threatening complications, and the uterus was removed less than two weeks after the transplant.

    ■ In 2017, the world’s first known woman to receive a uterus from a deceased donor gave birth to a six-pound girl in Brazil.

    ■ To date, there have been about 70 uterine transplants around the globe. Most of the transplants have been from live women.

    ■ Unlike other organ transplants, this one is temporary. After the recipient is done having (usually one or two) children the uterus is removed.

    Let’s Talk About Uterine Transplants

  168. @International Jew
    @scrivener3

    My "several tens of machines" was a wild guess. I started from the factoid that server farms now consume 25% of the US's electricity, and then I divided by a million! And yeah, Ron could still be running his site on machines in his house or his garage, using Cloudfare's services. I'm sure Ron could figure out how to run that if he put his mind to it. It would be a question of priorities for him.

    Replies: @International Jew

    (Ran out of time)
    Maybe the best simple answer to Buzz’s question would be to say that the most serious bottleneck for a politically incorrect website isn’t the hardware but rather the problem of getting and keeping an easily-remembered address (such as unz.com, rather than something like http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion.)

    For now, Ron is relying on bigdaddy.com, one of the majors. We’ll see how long that lasts.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @International Jew

    Agree. My understanding is that while web servers are a common commodity, registrar services (getting and keeping a normal web address, as you say), the ICANN DNS itself, and anti-DDOS services are the real bottlenecks. Anti-DDoS may be available but only at prohibitive prices. It's sort of the digital equivalent of "your politically incorrect event had to be cancelled because of security concerns."

    Needless to say, anti-freedom Leftists are increasingly pressuring these choke points. (Also, obviously they are increasingly—and increasingly successfully—targeting the financial nexus, specifically the payment processors, which are underlain by the Visa-MasterCard duopoly).

    Parler's management saying they can't get web services is likely either inaccurately naming which part of their digital infrastructure is being denied to them or they haven't looked very hard.

  169. @International Jew
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Does Ron Unz depend entirely on the evil servers that belong to the Empire, or could someone like him switch to his own, right there on Earth, down the street from Duncan Donuts?
     
    Ron's website appears to be running on a server farm owned by a company called Cloudfare. You can learn that by looking at https://whois.domaintools.com/unz.com

    If you have a small web site, you can easily run it off a single PC in your home. A site like unz.com requires some tens of recent-model PCs. If you wanted to house that in your home, you'd have to deal with heat and air flow problems, you'd need an electric network with capacity like you don't have in a normal home, and you'd need some kind of commercial-grade network connection together with commercial-grade network equipment (routers, switches, etc). You'd also need a disciplined system for monitoring the performance of all your equipment, and you'd need to swap out malfunctioning components now and then. Bottom line, running a data center is serious work requiring serious know-how. Cloudfare and its competitors like Amazon Web Services offer a dizzying array of useful services you'd be hard-pressed to replicate on your own.

    Replies: @scrivener3, @Reg Cæsar

    A site like unz.com requires some tens of recent-model PCs.

    No metric on iSteve! It’s dozens.

  170. @Whiskey
    Steve, you are so naive and a boomer. You can't understand the real reason behind the massive shift leftward in everything: Young (and youngish) White women.

    They command a premium in the social marketplace due to the obesity epidemic if they are merely non-obese, and increasingly they have greater and greater rage against their eternal and natural enemies: beta White males.

    Any advertiser DOES NOT WANT: White men. Any Advertiser WANTS WANTS WANTS: young White women and people of color, using, talking about, adopting their product.

    About 85% of young and youngish White women are in pretty much Red Detachment of Women, Jonestown, "Desmond is Amazing" territory. That's just reality. They HATE beta males, most of all for even looking at them, are depressed because the Alphas prefer the prettier, less slutty and younger versions as girlfriends though they themselves are good enough for pump and dump. And they idealize non-Whites as being more authentic and critically, not beta White males which is most of White men. Social media supercharges all the bad things about White women and prevents any of the good things from showing up. Likes by garbage celebrities matter more than anything.

    Indeed the tale of the 21st Century is the hunting down and eliminating of all formerly beta White male spaces: video games, board games like Magic the Gathering, baseball, football, anything and everything that beta White males enjoy must be destroyed. As social media plus occasional flings with Alphas convince most ordinary women that they are just super models in disguise. We will always have utopian weirdo neo-Calvinists convinced they are the elect and we the predetermined damned, worthy of extermination to get to heaven on earth. They would be the genetic annoyance of higher Western trust, idealism, and loyalty past family/clan. It would not be supercharged as it is now.

    Stay the hell off Twitter. It is a female only space meant for conformity of thought against their eternal enemy: beta White males. You're a beta. Giving in is beta. Get on Gab, get your own site, ignore Twitter as it becomes the Soap Opera News it was always destined to become.

    Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    Heretical post-Calvinists, not neo-Calvinists, but your description of them is not wrong.

  171. @Hypnotoad666
    @black sea

    The N-word has become the new "Jehovah."

    https://youtu.be/SYkbqzWVHZI

    Replies: @black sea, @Gary in Gramercy, @International Jew

    Yep. And like Jehova, the n word isn’t banned because it’s insulting. It’s not an insult at all, just pay attention to how blacks use it. The n word is banned because it’s holy. It’s so holy you can get fired now for just talking about its use (most recently, that NY Times science writer).

  172. @Alden
    @Reg Cæsar

    Well come on, white and pale blue is a very pretty combination. And that little twitter bird is just made to be a little girl’s hair barrette or embroidered on her dainty little birthday dress.

    First time I saw it I honestly thought it was some Barbie doll or Disney Princess doo dad. As a design and color combo, I like it. But then, I’m a girly woman who likes pretty things.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @ziggurat

    Well come on, white and pale blue is a very pretty combination.

    But are “white”, “pale”, and “blue” the colors that support anti-racism, for which Jack Dorsey donated 10 million to Kendi’s newly created “Center for Anti-Racist Research”?

    Maybe this would be better:

  173. @Known Fact
    @Anonymous

    Wish I had the clip but there's a typically dry scene in the old Avengers TV series where a portly one-man band guy is playing Rule Britannia or something as he marches across the landscape, strapped up with huge bass drum and numerous other instruments. A shot rings out and he goes tumbling downhill, instruments banging, crashing and tootling all the way.

    Replies: @PiltdownMan

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @PiltdownMan

    OMG Thank you PMan -- can't believe you found this! You must be even more anal about 1970s TV than me.

  174. @Buffalo Joe
    @Ed

    Ed, slight tilt in recent reporting as in the Buffalo News noticing that murders are way up in Buffalo and blacks are both the victims and perps.

    Replies: @Ed, @duncsbaby

    It will be national news if a white guy shoots a black guy.

  175. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Jonathan Mason

    Lefties and humor don't mix. I've noticed that in meatspace too.

    Replies: @Prester John, @duncsbaby

    Jeez, that “running water, hot AND cold” barb must’ve stung. He replied twice to it.

  176. @Jonathan Mason
    @Altai

    On the face of it what he is saying it makes no sense, but probably if you dig deeper he would find out that he had already decided to quit the job, or was facing termination anyway and decided to go out in a blaze of publicity.

    The N word has never been much of an issue in Britain, having been a corruption of the normal Spanish word for black spoken with a Southern US accent, and never haven't had any currency in Britain where they were very small numbers of black people until the early 1950s when immigrant workers started to arrive from the Caribbean.

    I think the first time I came across the word was in high school reading To Kill a Mockingbird, or perhaps in Mark Twain. Anyway it wasn't a word used in common speech in the UK.

    You couldn't make this up, but his real name is David Whiteman!

    Replies: @International Jew

    Interesting. So we have here a case of taboo migration.

    A more extreme case of this has happened in Hebrew. From about 1000 BC and until about 20 years ago, the word for a black African was Kushi (from Kush in Genesis, Noah’s grandson). It was a neutral term entirely. Then something weird happened. Opinionmakers, as always living in the penumbra of American culture, decided that Hebrew needed its very own derogatory term for the thing, and Kushi was going to be it. Today, saying Kushi is frowned on. Instead, you’re supposed to say Shakhor (which means “black”).

    • Thanks: Almost Missouri
  177. @Anon 2
    @Anon 2

    OT: Question: Is the sad state of American tennis an indicator
    of biological decline? How fit are America’s teenagers compared
    to those from other nations? You never hear about the fitness
    levels of U.S. teenagers anymore. This used to be a big topic
    decades ago

    Replies: @Anon 2

    OT: 2021 Australian Open

    My musings about the decline of U.S. tennis have been triggered
    by the 2021 Australian Open in which the American players have
    been dropping like flies. It almost seems like the American population
    is in a state of biological decline

  178. Read it. 😉

    I presume I’ve long been “shadow-banned” and otherwise throttled on Twitter, but what else can you do?

    You can check live here: https://shadowban.eu/Steve_Sailer
    You’re not currently shadowbanned in any way.

    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way? We got along without these monopolists in the past, and we can do it again in the future.

    Emil Kirkegaard recently proposed something similar: https://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/2021/02/tech-solution-to-tech-totalitarianism/

    That was a utopian era for users. But the popping of the Internet Bubble in 2000 revealed that there was too much competition under the 1990s model where the online world is based predominantly on open standards, such as Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web protocols, to allow firms to harvest excess profits. The most cunning minds of Silicon Valley vowed never to let that happen again.

    I don’t think there was any design to it. Social media are characterized by extreme network effects with an accompanying long-term tendency towards monopoly.

    Like it or not (we obviously don’t – but opinions differ), censoring “controversial” and “politically incorrect” material doesn’t hit their bottom lines because it’s only a big deal for a small percentage of users. So far as the masses and corporate advertisers are concerned, the main priority is that the Kardashians and Blue Check j*urnalists remain on the platform, and hosting “unhandshakeworthy” people if anything makes it more likely to scare them off.

    spandrell has an excellent post on how this happened in China: https://spandrell.com/2021/1/11/what’s-gonna-happen-with-social-media

    BTW, even the banning of a social media “whale” like Trump demonstrates the point:

    [MORE]

    • Thanks: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Have you ever reviewed Urbit? Would be interested in your take...

    , @Lot
    @Anatoly Karlin

    Cross platform IM client here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin_(software)

    It worked great 10-15 year ago and now works with Discord etc.

  179. @Alden
    @Thoughts

    The twitter bird is cute in a very girly Barbie dream house way. Always reminded me of a little girls bedspread design, cutesy birds on a white ground.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Almost Missouri

  180. @PiltdownMan
    @Known Fact

    https://youtu.be/FIRDf3gFnBE

    Replies: @Known Fact

    OMG Thank you PMan — can’t believe you found this! You must be even more anal about 1970s TV than me.

  181. @International Jew
    @International Jew

    (Ran out of time)
    Maybe the best simple answer to Buzz's question would be to say that the most serious bottleneck for a politically incorrect website isn't the hardware but rather the problem of getting and keeping an easily-remembered address (such as unz.com, rather than something like http://3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion.)

    For now, Ron is relying on bigdaddy.com, one of the majors. We'll see how long that lasts.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Agree. My understanding is that while web servers are a common commodity, registrar services (getting and keeping a normal web address, as you say), the ICANN DNS itself, and anti-DDOS services are the real bottlenecks. Anti-DDoS may be available but only at prohibitive prices. It’s sort of the digital equivalent of “your politically incorrect event had to be cancelled because of security concerns.”

    Needless to say, anti-freedom Leftists are increasingly pressuring these choke points. (Also, obviously they are increasingly—and increasingly successfully—targeting the financial nexus, specifically the payment processors, which are underlain by the Visa-MasterCard duopoly).

    Parler’s management saying they can’t get web services is likely either inaccurately naming which part of their digital infrastructure is being denied to them or they haven’t looked very hard.

  182. @International Jew
    @Buzz Mohawk


    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way?
     
    You can send email from a variety of clients (Exchange on your Microsoft Windows PC, Gmail's app on your Android, Mutt on Linux, etc) because there's a standard and openly published format ("protocol") for email. (Here it is: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc821.)

    As far as I know, there's nothing like that for Twitter. If you want to use Twitter, you use Twitter's own app or you go to Twitter's web site, which tells your browser, by means of Javascript programs that come as part of the web site, how to pull in content and display it.

    If the government compelled Twitter to publish its protocol, then we could have competing Twitter apps. But that still wouldn't get us to where we want to be because the point isn't for you and me to exchange tweets, the point is for you and me and millions of others to get our tweets published on Twitter's web site. If the government compelled that, then pretty much there'd be no more Twitter Inc.

    I suppose our tweets, emanating from our many third-party apps all using the Twitter protocol, could upload our tweets to many independently run servers. And then those same apps could download tweets from those servers, and present the tweets to us for our reading pleasure. But that just gets us back to where we are now, because each app would make its own decision about what tweets to show, and Matt Iglesias would run an app that made sure he diddn't see Steve Sailer's acerbic comments. That would mean Steve was pretty much banned once again.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    the point isn’t for you and me to exchange tweets, the point is for you and me and millions of others to get our tweets published on Twitter’s web site.

    Slight refinement: I think the point is to get our tweets publicly available, whether or not on the Twitter website. Obviously, currently Twitter is the only site where that happens, but it need not be so.

    Your final paragraph suggests how that could happen:

    our tweets, emanating from our many third-party apps all using the Twitter protocol, could upload our tweets to many independently run servers. And then those same apps could download tweets from those servers, and present the tweets to us for our reading pleasure.

    In other words, like email, but publicly readable and indexable: every email is an open letter. (Of course, there could be refinements to re-create private tweeting, etc.) Google(!, back in their don’t-be-evil-do-believe-in-freedom days) actually did create something like this a decade ago with Google Wave, but discontinued it, supposedly because of insufficient uptake. If that was indeed accurate, it is striking that the biggest network monopolist on the planet could not generate sufficient network effect for something like this as recently as a few years ago.

    Of course, like Twitter, Google was using proprietary protocols, while what we are discussing now assumes open protocols, so the protocols are the bug in the ointment. A free-speech pioneer could reverse-engineer Twitter’s protocols and harvest tweets anyway. Twitter’s protocols are not very complex and are largely already public knowledge. Twitter, like other owners of widely used proprietary protocols, would of course periodically tweak their protocols just enough to break third-party access, but a sufficiently savvy and nimble third-party could keep up as fast as a now-ponderous and unwieldy Twitter tries to twist and dodge. Ultimately, it would end up in a lawsuit where Twitter asserts some kind of proprietary ownership of tweets, which would be interesting as Twitter asserted the exact opposite in that 2012 lawsuit that Steve cited. By the way, what ever happened to that lawsuit? Even in the glacial New York court system, nine years should be enough time for a resolution of some kind.

    Incidentally, if Twitter asserts that tweets belong to users and not to Twitter, then isn’t Twitter’s banning you from your own tweets some kind of tortious interference? Am I the only one who thinks that the meager anti-tech-monopolist litigation has suffered from a distinct lack of creativity and insight? Worst case, a Twitter lawsuit ends up on public square ground, which is weak terrain for Twitter.

    But that just gets us back to where we are now, because each app would make its own decision about what tweets to show, and Matt Iglesias would run an app that made sure he diddn’t see Steve Sailer’s acerbic comments. That would mean Steve was pretty much banned once again.

    That would get Steve banned from Matty Iglesias, but who cares? Currently the tastes of Matty’s ilk are banning people like Steve from everyone, and that is what rightly gets free speechers riled up. In a distributed world, everyone can decide for themselves whom to ban or not ban, rather than Twitter Central preemptively deciding the matter for everyone in a one-size-fits-all manner. For a supposedly leading edge tech, that is a remarkably revanchist way of doing business. (In fact, every Twitter user right now can ban or not ban anyone they want from their personal Twitter feed without affecting anyone else’s access, which shows that the banning/suspensions controversy is nothing to do with technical or ethical limits, it is purely an exercise of power.)

    Anyhow, others in this thread have mentioned other ways that your idea could happen:

    slumber_j mentions solidproject

    Chrisnonymous mentions urbit.

    gamugamu mentions RSS feeds (but overlooks that RSS is one-way whereas OpenTwitter would be two-way).

    Anatoly mentions a bunch of stuff.

    • Replies: @gamugamu
    @Almost Missouri

    You're right, my comment only referred to RSS for reading. But an app or website could enable users to both read RSS feeds and write to one, Twitter style.

    "Retweeting" would be possible, too -- adding an RSS record (blog post) to one's outgoing RSS feed plus a comment.

    It wouldn't have 100% of the capabilities of Twitter (no "likes," for instance). That's okay.

  183. @Anatoly Karlin
    Read it. ;)

    I presume I’ve long been “shadow-banned” and otherwise throttled on Twitter, but what else can you do?
     
    You can check live here: https://shadowban.eu/Steve_Sailer
    You're not currently shadowbanned in any way.

    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way? We got along without these monopolists in the past, and we can do it again in the future.
     
    Emil Kirkegaard recently proposed something similar: https://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/2021/02/tech-solution-to-tech-totalitarianism/

    https://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/xposting-app.png

    That was a utopian era for users. But the popping of the Internet Bubble in 2000 revealed that there was too much competition under the 1990s model where the online world is based predominantly on open standards, such as Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web protocols, to allow firms to harvest excess profits. The most cunning minds of Silicon Valley vowed never to let that happen again.
     
    I don't think there was any design to it. Social media are characterized by extreme network effects with an accompanying long-term tendency towards monopoly.

    Like it or not (we obviously don't - but opinions differ), censoring "controversial" and "politically incorrect" material doesn't hit their bottom lines because it's only a big deal for a small percentage of users. So far as the masses and corporate advertisers are concerned, the main priority is that the Kardashians and Blue Check j*urnalists remain on the platform, and hosting "unhandshakeworthy" people if anything makes it more likely to scare them off.

    spandrell has an excellent post on how this happened in China: https://spandrell.com/2021/1/11/what's-gonna-happen-with-social-media

    BTW, even the banning of a social media "whale" like Trump demonstrates the point:



    https://twitter.com/akarlin88/status/1359201842882879494

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Lot

    Have you ever reviewed Urbit? Would be interested in your take…

  184. @Anonymous
    Someone please post a YouTube video of that celebrated British artist, Leo Sayer's, evocative 1970s rendition of 'One Man Band'.
    Or even Roger Daltrey's version.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @PiltdownMan, @iDeplorable

    Someone please post a YouTube video

    Finally, someone that wants one of Achnad Doucheman’s idiotic posts!

  185. @Buzz Mohawk
    @Old Prude

    I signed up for Twitter several years ago, just so I could follow Craig Ferguson when he had a late night TV show. (He even retweeted me once! Woo hoo!) After a while, I closed my account. I also tried Facebook for my business, and it did nothing, so I took it down.

    I have not been on social media since. I note that Ron Unz does not use it either, and I understand he is a rather smart and successful man.

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    I’ve been watching Youtube clips of Craig Ferguson’s TV show. The guy was hilarious and very good with the pretty women. He’s got a new show I have not seen called The Hustler which is tonight at 10pm.

  186. @Anatoly Karlin
    Read it. ;)

    I presume I’ve long been “shadow-banned” and otherwise throttled on Twitter, but what else can you do?
     
    You can check live here: https://shadowban.eu/Steve_Sailer
    You're not currently shadowbanned in any way.

    Just as I have an email client on my PC that aggregates emails coming from multiple networks, why shouldn’t social media be handled in a similar way? We got along without these monopolists in the past, and we can do it again in the future.
     
    Emil Kirkegaard recently proposed something similar: https://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/2021/02/tech-solution-to-tech-totalitarianism/

    https://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/xposting-app.png

    That was a utopian era for users. But the popping of the Internet Bubble in 2000 revealed that there was too much competition under the 1990s model where the online world is based predominantly on open standards, such as Tim Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web protocols, to allow firms to harvest excess profits. The most cunning minds of Silicon Valley vowed never to let that happen again.
     
    I don't think there was any design to it. Social media are characterized by extreme network effects with an accompanying long-term tendency towards monopoly.

    Like it or not (we obviously don't - but opinions differ), censoring "controversial" and "politically incorrect" material doesn't hit their bottom lines because it's only a big deal for a small percentage of users. So far as the masses and corporate advertisers are concerned, the main priority is that the Kardashians and Blue Check j*urnalists remain on the platform, and hosting "unhandshakeworthy" people if anything makes it more likely to scare them off.

    spandrell has an excellent post on how this happened in China: https://spandrell.com/2021/1/11/what's-gonna-happen-with-social-media

    BTW, even the banning of a social media "whale" like Trump demonstrates the point:



    https://twitter.com/akarlin88/status/1359201842882879494

    Replies: @Chrisnonymous, @Lot

    Cross platform IM client here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin_(software)

    It worked great 10-15 year ago and now works with Discord etc.

  187. @Almost Missouri
    @International Jew


    the point isn’t for you and me to exchange tweets, the point is for you and me and millions of others to get our tweets published on Twitter’s web site.
     
    Slight refinement: I think the point is to get our tweets publicly available, whether or not on the Twitter website. Obviously, currently Twitter is the only site where that happens, but it need not be so.

    Your final paragraph suggests how that could happen:


    our tweets, emanating from our many third-party apps all using the Twitter protocol, could upload our tweets to many independently run servers. And then those same apps could download tweets from those servers, and present the tweets to us for our reading pleasure.
     
    In other words, like email, but publicly readable and indexable: every email is an open letter. (Of course, there could be refinements to re-create private tweeting, etc.) Google(!, back in their don't-be-evil-do-believe-in-freedom days) actually did create something like this a decade ago with Google Wave, but discontinued it, supposedly because of insufficient uptake. If that was indeed accurate, it is striking that the biggest network monopolist on the planet could not generate sufficient network effect for something like this as recently as a few years ago.

    Of course, like Twitter, Google was using proprietary protocols, while what we are discussing now assumes open protocols, so the protocols are the bug in the ointment. A free-speech pioneer could reverse-engineer Twitter's protocols and harvest tweets anyway. Twitter's protocols are not very complex and are largely already public knowledge. Twitter, like other owners of widely used proprietary protocols, would of course periodically tweak their protocols just enough to break third-party access, but a sufficiently savvy and nimble third-party could keep up as fast as a now-ponderous and unwieldy Twitter tries to twist and dodge. Ultimately, it would end up in a lawsuit where Twitter asserts some kind of proprietary ownership of tweets, which would be interesting as Twitter asserted the exact opposite in that 2012 lawsuit that Steve cited. By the way, what ever happened to that lawsuit? Even in the glacial New York court system, nine years should be enough time for a resolution of some kind.

    Incidentally, if Twitter asserts that tweets belong to users and not to Twitter, then isn't Twitter's banning you from your own tweets some kind of tortious interference? Am I the only one who thinks that the meager anti-tech-monopolist litigation has suffered from a distinct lack of creativity and insight? Worst case, a Twitter lawsuit ends up on public square ground, which is weak terrain for Twitter.


    But that just gets us back to where we are now, because each app would make its own decision about what tweets to show, and Matt Iglesias would run an app that made sure he diddn’t see Steve Sailer’s acerbic comments. That would mean Steve was pretty much banned once again.
     
    That would get Steve banned from Matty Iglesias, but who cares? Currently the tastes of Matty's ilk are banning people like Steve from everyone, and that is what rightly gets free speechers riled up. In a distributed world, everyone can decide for themselves whom to ban or not ban, rather than Twitter Central preemptively deciding the matter for everyone in a one-size-fits-all manner. For a supposedly leading edge tech, that is a remarkably revanchist way of doing business. (In fact, every Twitter user right now can ban or not ban anyone they want from their personal Twitter feed without affecting anyone else's access, which shows that the banning/suspensions controversy is nothing to do with technical or ethical limits, it is purely an exercise of power.)

    Anyhow, others in this thread have mentioned other ways that your idea could happen:

    slumber_j mentions solidproject

    Chrisnonymous mentions urbit.

    gamugamu mentions RSS feeds (but overlooks that RSS is one-way whereas OpenTwitter would be two-way).

    Anatoly mentions a bunch of stuff.

    Replies: @gamugamu

    You’re right, my comment only referred to RSS for reading. But an app or website could enable users to both read RSS feeds and write to one, Twitter style.

    “Retweeting” would be possible, too — adding an RSS record (blog post) to one’s outgoing RSS feed plus a comment.

    It wouldn’t have 100% of the capabilities of Twitter (no “likes,” for instance). That’s okay.

  188. ” (…) reading Twitter had felt like getting pelted by dozens of ping-pong balls per minute. After a few years, though, I find it easier to make sense of, but harder to read books anymore.”

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