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Because we seem to be drifting in the direction of public life being dominated from day to day by whatever actresses are complaining about currently, I tried looking up the Greek word for “rule by actresses.” But Google only had a single listing in the entire history of the Internet:

Eyelash extension: pluses and minuses, responses and results

https://en.womenmagazines.info › Eyes and eyelashes

Double or threefold D-building is practiced, as a rule, by actresses or singers. Volume isn’t really well perceived in usual life, but on a scene looks perfectly.

So, Rule by Actresses appears to be a fairly novel concept in human thought.

I hope it works out well for us.

In Raymond Chandler’s Hollywood novel, The Little Sister, super-agent Sheridan Ballou explains to private eye Philip Marlowe why actresses are the way they are:

“But show business has always been like that — any kind of show business. If these people didn’t live intense and rather disordered lives, if their emotions didn’t ride them too hard — well, they wouldn’t be able to catch those emotions in flight and imprint them on a few feet of celluloid or project them across the footlights.”

Update: iSteve commenter DFH says “rule by actresses” would be:

ὑποκριτοκρασια – hypocritocracy

 
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  1. Hmmm, “Rule by actresses” … Yes, this happens periodically – the Kali Yuga.

  2. DFH says:

    Literally it would be;

    ὑποκριτοκρασια – hypocritocracy

    It’s too perfect!

  3. dearieme says:

    “intense and rather disordered lives”: he really could write, Chandler. WKPD reminds me that “Chandler was classically educated at Dulwich College, London (a public school whose alumni include the authors P. G. Wodehouse and C. S. Forester)”. That three such excellent popular novelists should have attended the same school within a couple of decades is pretty good going – maybe not to the standard of whatever-it-was Gymnasium in Budapest but Dulwich faced more local competition.

  4. Anonymous[385] • Disclaimer says:

    Rulers going after actresses, however, is an old phenomenon. Legend has it the Prime Minister, Gladstone, had quite the affair with Lillie Langtry, as did the then Prince of Wales.

    Lillie Langtry (1853-1929) was a successful actress and more successful mistress.

    She achieved overnight success in the most exclusive London social circles due to her mesmerizing looks and quick wit. In 1877 Albert Edward (Prince of Wales) became so infatuated with her, that she became is sort-of official mistress. He even introduced her to his mum- Queen Victoria and helped advance her acting career.

    After letting her design and decorate Langtry Manor, he complained “I’ve spent enough on you to build a battleship” to which Lillie replied “And you’ve spent enough in me to float one.”

    https://historywitch.com/tag/lillie-langtry/

    In (the relatively) modern era, however, the best remembered relation between an actress and a ruler is without question this one:

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  5. @dearieme

    Yup, that’s pretty good.

    Eton had some ridiculous number of writers graduating right around 1921-22. Orwell, Cyril Connolly, Anthony Powell, Ian Fleming, etc., along with various writers better known today as characters in Waugh novels like Harold Acton and Brian Howard.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  6. CCZ says:

    No doubt, what began in Great Britain 2 years ago will be here very soon.

    Uninvited sexual advances and unwanted verbal contact with a woman, including catcalling or wolf-whistling in the street, are to be recorded as hate crimes in a new effort to tackle sexist abuse.

    Misogyny hate crime is classed under the new policy as “incidents against women that are motivated by an attitude of a man towards a woman, and includes behaviour targeted towards a woman by men simply because they are a woman”.

    Examples of such incidents may include unwanted or uninvited sexual advances, physical or verbal assault, unwanted or uninvited physical or verbal contact or engagement, and use of mobile phones to send unwanted or uninvited messages or take photographs without consent.

    Last year, a building firm was investigated by police after a 23-year-old woman, Poppy Smart, reported men wolf-whistling at her in the street.

    While the matter was dropped when Smart was satisfied it had been handled internally by the firm, it was believed to be the first time police had investigated wolf-whistling as a potential crime.

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jul/13/nottinghamshire-police-count-wolf-whistling-hate-crime

  7. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:

    In Raymond Chandler’s Hollywood novel, The Little Sister, super-agent Sheridan Ballou explains to private eye Philip Marlowe why actresses are the way they are:

    Be careful about quoting Raymond Chandler. He has been declared to be a purveyor of misogyny and hate speech. His statue in MacArthur Park is not long for this world. Here are The Verge book reviewers on The Big Sleep:

    Basically [Chandler's women] are animals. Like not in the way that they must be treated badly, although they must. But in the way that their behaviors are alien and simplistic and they are unable to understand logic, and they behave in ways like a rabid dog, but they are helpless and can’t actually do anything. They are house cats.

    One of the reviewers had never even heard of Chandler before being assigned the book to review. I think we are that close to Chandler’s publisher hiring a woke female writer to Bowdlerize and expand his books for modern readers, in the way that the Hardy Boys books are not quite the same text as originally released.

    Actually, that would be a funny premise for a book, copyright permitting, like the guy who rewrote Pride and Prejudice and added zombies to the plot..

    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    , @syonredux
  8. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:

    You need the Greek word, or maybe Latin, for actress. Was there such a word, or did men play female parts? Or you need the word for actor and a way to specify female. Then tack it onto -cracy.

    Gynethespocracy? Not very melifluous.

    This reminds me of just after the election when there were a few weeks on Twitter of people raiding the Wikipedia government forms page for nuggets like kakistocracy, rule by the stupid. Ha-ha-ha. Hilarious times.

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

    • Replies: @sayless
  9. Cortes says:

    Davidson’s “Courtesans and Fishcakes” had, if I recall correctly, much detail about the influence of the leading courtesans in their societies.

    http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo11541590.html

    It also irritated me enormously with its tweeness.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  10. @DFH

    I think the word you want is “gynocracy”…

    as all women are actresses…

  11. HL Mencken once wrote a short piece on actors and actresses that you might find amusing. Interestingly, while he held actors in very low regard (“He is, in the overwhelming main, the neighborhood fop and beau, the human clothes-horse, the nimble squire of dames”), he paints a fairly flattering portrait of actresses:

    “But no one who knows anything about the stage need be told that it can show a great many more quick-minded and self-respecting women than intelligent men. And why? Simply because its women are recruited, in the main, from a class much above that which furnishes its men. It is, after all, not unnatural for a woman of considerable intelligence to aspire to the stage. It offers her, indeed, one of the most tempting careers that is open to her. She cannot hope to succeed in business, and in the other professions she is an unwelcome and much-scoffed-at intruder, but on the boards she can meet men on an equal footing. It is, therefore, no wonder that women of a relatively superior class often take to the business…. Once they embrace it, their superiority to their male colleagues is quickly manifest. All movements against puerility and imbecility in the drama have originated, not with actors, but with actresses—that is, in so far as they have originated among stage folks at all. The Ibsen pioneers were such women as Helena Modjeska, Agnes Sorma and Janet Achurch; the men all hung back. Ibsen, it would appear, was aware of this superior alertness and took shrewd advantage of it. At all events, his most tempting acting parts are feminine ones.”

    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/18948/18948-h/18948-h.htm#Page_40

    • Replies: @Tom Neumann
  12. Anonymous[385] • Disclaimer says:

    Actually ‘Pornocracy’ – a term that describes a period of misrule in the medieval Vatican, seems to encapsulate our modern f*cked up porn saturated, female dominated world.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    , @J.Ross
  13. justjake says:

    Speaking of “acting”–this is too perfect:

    Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, accused of welfare fraud

    https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/rachel-dolezal-who-posed-as-black-woman-accused-of-welfare-fraud/

  14. anonymous[373] • Disclaimer says:

    If some past their peak actresses find a new career as spokeswomen for some cause or other then one can hardly blame them for that. However, what sort of dolt would take Angelina Jolie’s thoughts seriously (besides Brad)? It’s done because the mass of people care more about showbiz types than anything else.

    • Replies: @njguy73
  15. (Somewhat On/Somewhat OT): https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/24/1-billion-settlement-georgia-rape-survivor/640950002/

    “One BILLION dollars!” (Dr. Evil Voice) This seems low. I wonder how long it will be before we see the first one trillion dollar verdict?

    • Replies: @Joe Joe
  16. Rapparee says:

    Seems to have worked out well for Emperor Justinian. Maybe not so well for Byzantine sports hooligans.

  17. Anonymous[385] • Disclaimer says:

    The more I think about it, the more I think that Benny Hill was a prophet.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  18. Procopius says:

    In the ancient world, the only famous actress to ascend to power was the empress Theodora, who was probably unfairly maligned after her death by the court historian. She and her husband left us a wonderful legacy in the Hagia Sophia church.

    “So perverse was her wantonness that she should have hid not only the customary part of her person, as other women do, but her face as well. Thus those who were intimate with her were straightway recognized from that very fact to be perverts, and any more respectable man who chanced upon her in the Forum avoided her and withdrew in haste, lest the hem of his mantle, touching such a creature, might be thought to share in her pollution. For to those who saw her, especially at dawn, she was a bird of ill omen. And toward her fellow actresses she was as savage as a scorpion: for she was very malicious.”

  19. Reading about some of the accusations of really minor misbehavior by Morgan Freeman, you start to wonder if maybe the Muslims have it right. Maybe men and women can’t work share the same workplace. It didn’t seem to be such a big deal 50 years ago, but suddenly every suggestive remark induces trauma, or so they claim.

    • Agree: AndrewR, Tyrion 2, dfordoom
    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    , @sabril
  20. Everybody is acting almost all the time. The only time people ain’t acting is when they’re alone. Marlon Brando said people are always acting this way or that. Brando said he just got paid a lot more for doing it. Eventually Brando started acting smart and he demanded a set fee and a portion of GROSS profits from the Hollywood Weintstein types who were previously ripping him off.

    Polly Walker about the time she did the TV show Rome ain’t bad as an actress. Polly Walker got the politics of being a broad and an actress while still retaining plenty of dew on the peach. Walker seems like a nice lady actress. I’m sure she looks good now.

    Marine Le Pen is an actress who looked pretty good in her day, too, and she’ll act the part of ancestral France when she next goes up against Macron the Rothschild banker whore.

    We must acknowledge that Jodie Foster, although short and sweet, defended her pal Mel Gibson in a most ferociously political way. It seems about the time our Melvin was being attacked for being a Christian is when Foster started making noises about doing a movie on Leni Riefenstahl. The Hollywood Weinstein types got the message.

    Once more I shall say that rancid dirtbgag Ronald Reagan was an actor who whored himself out in a manner similar to the actress broads who whored themselves out to Hollywood Weinstein types on the casting couch.

    Reagan pushed open borders mass immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens. Reagan put a member of the Bush Organized Crime Syndicate on the ticket in 1980. Reagan brought the Jew-controlled Neo-Conservative faction into the GOP.

    • Agree: sayless
    • Replies: @Anon
  21. Maybe a little OT but close enough:

    For all of the attention paid to presidential elections, they have very little impact on the average’s person’s life. But, how much was Harvey Wenstein’s life wrecked by HRC’s loss. Is he sitting in a jail cell today if she’d been elected?

  22. Maybe a little OT but close enough:

    For all of the attention paid to presidential elections, they have very little impact on the average’s person’s life. But, how much was Harvey Wenstein’s life wrecked by HRC’s loss? Is he sitting in a jail cell today if she’d been elected?

    • Replies: @Abe
  23. … I tried looking up the Greek word for “rule by actresses.”

    I tried the same sort of thing a while ago to figure out the Greek name for the SJWs’ demand that we be governed by the wishes of specially designated victims. The ancient Greeks had holy human scapegoats, called pharmakoi, so maybe the rule by holy victims is a “pharmakoiocracy”?

    George Soros is a billionaire but also belongs to the premiere sacred victim class, so he’d be a pharmakoicrat I suppose.

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

    As for actresses: in pre-Revolutionary France actors, executioners, Protestants and Jews were not allowed full civil rights. Why? Because their oaths could not be trusted.

  24. Andy says:

    Looking at history, here are some actresses that have reached power: Theodora, the infamous empress of Byzantium; Eva Peron; Jiang Quing, the murderous wife of Mao…perhaps not the most reassuring list

  25. Tiny Duck says:

    I don’t think women have a problem, with respectful men talking to them

    ITs just creepy entitiled white guys keep harassing them

    • Replies: @Outis169
  26. George says:

    Oh dear, something I know just enough about to comment on. “rule by actresses.” – Why don’t you contact the ladies at Eidolon?

    Taking a stab based on my very very limited Greek. You might start with a more familiar word Thespian. So Thespianocracy Thespianarchy (like anarchy) or thespianarky. But Thespian is from a male Greek name. Is that a problem?

    Thespis (/ˈθɛspɪs/; Greek: Θέσπις; fl. 6th century BC) of Icaria (present-day Dionysos, Greece), according to certain Ancient Greek sources and especially Aristotle, was the first person ever to appear on stage as an actor playing a character in a play (instead of speaking as him or herself). In other sources, he is said to have introduced the first principal actor in addition to the chorus.[1]

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

    The female version would be something like:
    In Greek mythology, Thespia (Greek: Θέσπια) was the daughter of the river-god, Asopus and Metope, daughter of Ladon, also a river-god. Thespiae (the city west of Thebes) was named after her.[1]

    But she was a goddess, while Thespis was a real male actor.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thespia_(mythology)

    The plural of Θέσπια is Θέσπιες Thespies but would be pronounced more like Thesp-yes and Thespiyeskrocy Thespi-es-krocy or something. Then you might have to figure out where the accent goes.

    Or forgetting about Greek grammar:

    Thespis->Thespian is like Thespia->?????? maybe Thespiaian? Does it have to be female? But again the profession names in Greek and other languages don’t necessarily change for male and female practitioners. Which is why you should check with more erudite persons than internet ranters.

    For what it is worth (not much coming from me) I believe the Greek word for the profession actor (male or female) is the same: ηθοποιός Ythopios Plural for both sexes ηθοποιοί Ythopii. I don’t think referring to actors as Ythopians will be recognized by English speaking audiences.

    You might try asking in Greek language forums.

    An old joke, but proof people knew what the word lesbian meant long ago.

    His wife was a thespian before their marriage and even performed the act in front of paying customers

    http://gis.washington.edu/phurvitz/outgoing/bustagut/Non-SlanderousPoliticalSmearSpeech.htm

  27. The idea of being ruled by actresses doesn’t sound terribly appealing, to put it mildly. Just ask the Chinese.

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

  28. res says:
    @DFH

    Beat me to it. Excellent!

  29. Anon[288] • Disclaimer says:

    The vast majority of men and women get along fine in the workplace. The trouble is caused only by a small number of entitled men, and from the descriptions of those who have been accused, you will notice they have certain traits in common that are not characteristic of normal Western white males. The accused men are not part of the traditional white Western male gene pool, which is why they behave badly to white women. White women were traditionally off limits to them, which is why the accused are obsessed with having sex with them. They behave exactly the way Muslims behave towards white women, fanatically obsessed.

    • Replies: @Anon
  30. Anon[150] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Eric Levitz at New York Magazine pushes the theory that lead poisoning is the main cause of “the gap.” He proposes a Manhattan Project to redevelop poor neighborhoods to rid them of lead.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/05/jordan-peterson-does-not-support-equality-of-opportunity.html

    It seems like there are a million ways to test this hypothesis up, down, and backwards, if any money is available to fund it, before spending a trillion on redevelopment. Compare poor blacks with poor whites, or control by tested lead danger, or directly test kids, etc. You’d have to give all the kids IQ tests.

    The article is remarkable because it directly discusses the black-white gap, calls it permanent in kids, because of lead, so not amenable to education improvements, gives specific, testable hypotheses, cites research that can be read and criticized, and does so in an article written by a liberal Jewish writer in a liberal New York publication. Methinks the Overton Window is a’changin’.

    Oddly, the article is branded as a Jordan Peterson takedown, but it really isn’t specifically about Peterson, who fades from the article after the beginning. Maybe they can write about it as long as they disguise it a little.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Tom Neumann
    , @Anon
  31. This will be helpful to anyone still left scratching his head about your joke:

    https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/ὑποκριτής#Ancient_Greek

  32. njguy73 says:

    Sometimes I wonder if Beyonce’, Rihanna, and Shonda Rhimes meet once a month in a secret lair to determine what “badass bitches” will be doing next.

  33. @Steve Sailer

    Like almost everything else, Eton seems to have gone downhill since then. “Just call me Dave” Cameron and Boris Johnson are the biggest names amongst living Old Etonians, as far as I know.

    • Replies: @DFH
  34. @dearieme

    “intense and rather disordered lives”: he really could write, Chandler. WKPD reminds me that “Chandler was classically educated at Dulwich College, London (a public school whose alumni include the authors P. G. Wodehouse and C. S. Forester)”. That three such excellent popular novelists should have attended the same school within a couple of decades is pretty good going – maybe not to the standard of whatever-it-was Gymnasium in Budapest but Dulwich faced more local competition.

    Not very familiar with Chandler, Wodehouse or Forester, primarily because I am an American Empire hayseed peasant at heart, but NIGEL FARAGE went to Dulwich. Farage is my favorite Hoogy-Know.

    Nigel Farage on TORY POSH BOYS, the Brexit vote and the immigration issue(2017):

    “These sort of Tory party posh boys, who don’t like to discuss immigration – you might not get invited to the right dinner parties [if you do] – they wanted to fight the referendum without discussion of the issue.”

    “They were 180 degrees wrong on that. It’s because we did fight on that issue that we got a turnout of nearly 73%, and people voted who had never voted in their lives.

  35. @Harry Baldwin

    It didn’t seem to be such a big deal 50 years ago, but suddenly every suggestive remark induces trauma, or so they claim.

    Once we allowed them to monetize the situation, buy their way out with a check to the women, we were only bound to get more of it. Pay for it, get more of it. Rape, sexual harassment, if it didn’t happen they say it did anyway. #metoo was about prying financial privilege (money) from men and handing it to women in exchange for silence. Only problem is, women don’t keep their word. They kept coming back to the well. Steve Wynn is a case in point. Even 7.5 million wouldn’t shut HIS mistress up. Cost him his company. And of course, a woman replaced him at the top. In every scenario, some woman gets his job.

    • Replies: @27 year old
  36. At one point of the middle ages it was said the Catholic Church was ruled by whores – Pornocratia.

    https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pornocratie_pontificale

  37. Anonymous[362] • Disclaimer says:
    @CCZ

    …….some unkind persons might, just, accuse the feministas running the Crown Prosecution Service of wanting sharia law to be imposed on the UK.

    Only, typically for the west, it’s the men who have to be kept in purdah.

  38. Anonymous[362] • Disclaimer says:
    @Cortes

    Wasn’t there something going on in ancient Byzantium with an overbearing Empress originating as an actress and ‘courtesan’, and thus by this route marrying an Emperor and gaining supreme control?

  39. BB753 says:

    If you had perused a volume of “Matriculation: English Class” from 100 years ago as I have you wouldn’t be surprised. You had to master the English language to even enter Oxford or Cambridge.

  40. @justjake

    You can lead the woman into the ghetto, but you can’t take the ghetto outta the … wait…

  41. DFH says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Eton has declined in relative status to Westminster (like in the 18th century), which has the advantage of being in London and taking day pupils

  42. Not Raul says:

    ηθοποιόκρασια — ithopoiócracy

    • Replies: @Vasilis
    , @Vasilis
  43. Anonymous[362] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Chiefly known outside Britain for his slapstick Vaudevillian comic capers, Benny Hill was, in fact, also a first rate comedy wordsmith.

    Anyhow, back to what Benny is known for best – full on frank sexual innuendo, usually involving attractive women in various states of undress, and rather pathetic sex-pest male character, a frustrated fall-guy and butt of the joke.

    As with all the greatest artists, Hill was merely holding up a mirror to life – the hilarity of his vignettes being, deep-down, the secret identification by most heterosexual males with the comic/tragic everyman fool of the fumbling sex pest.

    Why was Benny a prophet? The 60s and 70s Benny’s heyday were, in the UK at least, a time of freeing up of ‘public mores’ in that ‘nude birds’ were an archetypal fixture and fitting of the general ‘swinging London’ culture – and more often than not the ribald low comedies of that era, which invariably had the middle aged working class Joe Soap as the unlikely ‘hero’ of the piece.
    Curiously, the stock Benny character of the pathetic old ‘perve’ getting slapped across the face by the feisty in-control young dolly-bird, as the climactic of the scene, seems to encapsulate our present age.

  44. Anon[318] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Regean abolished the last general federal exam that tested basic literacy and numeracy of college grades applying for federal jobs.

    Reason? Black college grads couldn’t pass a test that demanded 8 th grade reading grammar and math skills Think about that next time you deal with a $90,000 a year black woman federal official

    More Affirmative action and mass immigration of non Whites, lowered wages that’s Regean’s legacy, no wonder the conservatives love him

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  45. fitzGetty says:

    … as the Italian grandmother shrieks : I prostituti , I prostituti …!

  46. @Anon

    Basically [Chandler's women] are animals. Like not in the way that they must be treated badly, although they must. But in the way that their behaviors are alien and simplistic and they are unable to understand logic, and they behave in ways like a rabid dog, but they are helpless and can’t actually do anything. They are house cats.

    This is really, really bad writing.

    One thing which I noticed in the decline of South Africa was the ever-decreasing quality of their “jouranlism”; currently I believe its around 6th grade writing levels. The quoted paragraph is probably still freshman high school level.

  47. Whiskey says: • Website
    @CCZ

    Muslims are of course exempt. Women are the natural enemy of the beta male since they want highly hierarchical and unequal society and betas the reverse.

    Soon World War Incel will break out into active beta hunts, dudes without enough notches put in chains. Only half joking here

  48. Anon[318] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Never will forget the day an affirmative action black judge backed me up against a wall and started unbuttoning my coat
    .

  49. I’d’ve said histriarchy or histriocracy

  50. Lot says:

    Via Kaus,

    Murdoch invested $125 million in Theranos, ultimately lost all of it. Refused to kill WSJ investigation into it when his investment was still worth something.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BGrueskin/status/999802491171635202

    • Replies: @Flip
  51. @CCZ

    ” catcalling or wolf-whistling in the street, are to be recorded as hate crimes in a new effort to tackle sexist abuse.”

    Wow. “Appreciating” a good looker, as in “desirable,” has morphed into “hate crimes.”

    Selima: “Do you have any idea what goes on inside a woman’s head?”
    Fioravante: “If I knew that I wouldn’t be here.”
    Selima: “Funny, you’re funny. I like that. A woman is meant to be looked at or else she’ll just fade away. Let’s see what you can do.”

    – Fading Gigolo

  52. @Anonymous Bosch

    Clearly ol’ HL was white-knighting hoping to get some actress nooky out of it. One of the oldest tricks in the book. The more things change the more they stay the same.

  53. Lot says:
    @Anon

    Lead poisoning does explain parts of the black-white crime and IQ gaps, especially for those born before 1980.

    The most direct evidence of this is that black crime dropped more than white crime as the last lead poisoned generation aged out of peak crime years.

    Kevin Drum is great on this, and I agree with and trust his work. He by the way has subtly acknowledged a few times genetic IQ gaps, and also did his best to push back at the Flint lead poisoning scaremongers on the left. Non-hack lefties who understand stats are rare and appreciated. (Short version: even the worst effected 1% of Flint residents only briefly had blood levels that would have been normal in the 70s, and most Flint children didn’t show signs at all of elevated levels. The decision to use local lead-pipe-corroding river water was wrong, but the GOP-run system worked and caught the error before any actual harm occurred. )

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @J.Ross
  54. Asdf says:
    @justjake

    Oh man. Thanks for the link. That lady deserves an award. If she was a fictional character no one would buy it.

  55. @Jim Christian

    And of course, a woman replaced him at the top. In every scenario, some woman gets his job.

    I read somewhere in our side of the internet that women are always late to the party professionally speaking. Women rush into economic niches after the power/prestige/earnings/etc of that niche has already peaked.

    If that’s true, then the changing of the guard at the top of pedo Hollywood is a good sign, another indication that it is dying.

  56. syonredux says:

    So, Rule by Actresses appears to be a fairly novel concept in human thought.

    I hope it works out well for us.

    Well, there is the prior example of Madame Mao…..

    Jiang Qing returned to Shanghai in March 1935, and became a professional actress, adopting the stage name “Lán Píng” (meaning “Blue Apple”, Chinese: 蓝苹). She appeared in numerous films and plays, including God of Liberty, The Scenery of City, Blood on Wolf Mountain and Old Mr. Wang. In Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House, Jiang Qing played the role of Nora.

    With her career established, she became involved with actor/director Tang Na, with whom she appeared in Scenes of City Life and The Statue of Liberty. They were married in Hangzhou in March 1936; however, he soon discovered she was continuing her relationship with Yu Qiwei. The scandal became public knowledge and he made two suicide attempts before their divorce became final. In 1937, Jiang joined the Lianhua Film Company and starred in the film Big Thunderstorm. She reportedly had an affair with director, Zhang Min; however, she denied it in her autobiographical writings

    Of course, that didn’t work out for the best……

    Jiang Qing took advantage of the Cultural Revolution to wreak vengeance on her personal enemies, including people who had slighted her during her acting career in the 1930s. She incited radical youths organized as Red Guards against other senior political leaders and government officials, including Liu Shaoqi, the President at the time, and Deng Xiaoping, the Deputy Premier. Internally divided into factions both to the “left” and “right” of Jiang Qing and Mao, not all Red Guards were friendly to Jiang Qing.

    Jiang’s rivalry with, and personal dislike of, Zhou Enlai led Jiang to hurt Zhou where he was most vulnerable. In 1968, Jiang had Zhou’s adopted son (Sun Yang) and daughter (Sun Weishi) tortured and murdered by Maoist Red Guards. Sun Yang was murdered in the basement of Renmin University. After Sun Weishi died following seven months of torture in a secret prison (at Jiang’s direction), Jiang made sure that Sun’s body was cremated and disposed of so that no autopsy could be performed, and so that Sun’s family could not have her ashes. In 1968 Jiang forced Zhou to sign an arrest warrant for his own brother. In 1973 and 1974, Jiang directed the “Criticize Lin, Criticize Confucius” campaign against premier Zhou because Zhou was viewed as one of Jiang’s primary political opponents. In 1975, Jiang initiated a campaign named “Criticizing Song Jiang, Evaluating the Water Margin”, which encouraged the use of Zhou as an example of a political loser. After Zhou Enlai died in 1976, Jiang initiated the “Five Nos” campaign in order to discourage and prohibit any public mourning for Zhou.

    This has a familiar ring….

    Jiang Qing also directed operas and ballets with communist and revolutionary content as part of an effort to transform China’s culture. She dominated the Chinese arts, and in particular attempted to reform the Beijing Opera. She developed a new form of art called the Eight model plays which depicted the world in simple, binary terms: the positive characters (“good guys”) were predominantly farmers, workers and revolutionary soldiers, whilst the negative characters (“bad guys”) were landlords and anti-revolutionaries. The negative characters, in contrast to their proletarian foils who performed boldly center stage, were identifiable by their darker make-up and relegation to the outskirts of the stage until direct conflict with a positive character.[2] Critics would argue that her influence on art was too restrictive, because she replaced nearly all earlier works of art with revolutionary Maoist works. After the fall of the Gang of Four in the late 1970s, traditional Chinese opera and literature, as well as select foreign media, was permitted once again.

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

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  57. syonredux says:
    @Anon

    Be careful about quoting Raymond Chandler. He has been declared to be a purveyor of misogyny and hate speech. His statue in MacArthur Park is not long for this world

    Indeed. TN Coates has also found Chandler “problematic”:

    It’s not so bad that our hero is a homophobe who likes to seems to enjoy slapping women around. I don’t really believe that heroes need be “heroic” in any earnest sense of the word. What feels off is Chandler’s gaze—not his hero’s actions. The thin toughness of Marlowe, the display of women in the novel is masturbatory.

    Chandler’s style reminds of Biggie Smalls circa Life After Death, with all the attendant merits and demerits. I read Marlowe and think of Biggie’s Frank White from “Niggas Bleed.” The relationship between protagonist and author is roughly the same.

    This is not a very easy read.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/11/grappling-with-raymond-chandler-and-the-big-sleep/265558/

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
  58. @Anon

    I can’t imagine someone with a name like Levitz would want to take advantage of poor black kids and goyim taxpayers to further enrich himself and other guys with names similar to Levitz. So sure, let’s spend trillions redeveloping “poor” neighborhoods and give the Jew landlords in these “poor” neighborhoods brand new buildings to make money off of. This is a much better idea than making the Jew landlords fix their own buildings.

    Clever idea by Levitz working Jordan Petersen into it though. Every boomer/centrist/pragmatist/normie will have any natural skepticism waylaid by inclusion of this years chosen one into the article.

  59. Flip says:
    @Lot

    Speaks well of him, I’d say.

  60. sayless says:
    @Anon

    Thespicratia? Thespitarkia?

  61. To quote the band Tool: (Expletive) these dysfunctional insecure actresses.

  62. syonredux says:

    RE: All things PC….

    A fellow named Mustafa Yasar II (“Not a black muslim, he’s a muslim who’s black.”) over at the lumpengentsia-tier Birth.Movies.Death. talks about attending a screening of 2001:

    While I was waiting in the theater to watch a 70mm film screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, I overheard a conversation. One older white man walked over to speak to a couple that he knew. The men started talking about how boring they found the new Star Wars to be – both the prequels, and the recent sequels.

    The conversation was an interesting frame for my 2001: A Space Odyssey experience. I was prepared to be angry at both of the white men who found the recent Star Wars movies, some of the most diverse of the recent blockbusters, boring. This, combined with the sudden turn in the conversation to Besson’s sexual assault reminded me of the film industry’s current post-Weinstein social climate. The way that white males with social power have been forced to deal with the consequences of their actions as knowledge of their abuse has been revealed more and more. How Kubrick himself has been, and remains, a premier example of white auteur cinematic genius, whose treatment of Shelley Duvall while he filmed The Shining was psychologically abusive and humiliating.

    https://birthmoviesdeath.com/2018/05/25/2001-a-space-odyssey-and-the-humanistic-significance-of-film-screenings

    For the PC critic, “diversity”=good film-making…..

  63. TheMann says:

    I know I have a mean streak but so help me

    Skankocracy

    Was the 1st word that came to mind with me.

    The problem with including women in the decision making process isn’t the lack of logic or discipline, that can actually be offset by intuition and observational skill. The problem is that women are utterly amoral and completely indifferent to the truth. Not some one you want ruling unless you are a really big fan of Machiavelli.

  64. OT: Steve, there is a book about the fall of Theranos called Bad Blood that was just released.

  65. Pitogyros says:

    Steve, I suppose when you write “Greek word”, you mean the ancient Greek word. Ancient Greeks, however, were as sexist as one can be, so there’s no female equivalent of hypocrite in ancient Greek.

    In modern Greek however, there is a female equivalent of ὑποκριτής [ipokritís]: ὑποκρίτρια [ipokrítria]. Alas, its meaning has shifted over the years, so that when seen out of context, it always has exactly the same meaning as the English loanword “hypocrite”. The original meaning persists in modern Greek in the word ὑποκριτική [ipokritikí], i.e. the art of acting.

    On the other hand, the modern Greek word for “actor” is ηθοποιός [ithopiós] (original meaning=one who moulds a character), which also has no female equivalent and is used for both actors and actresses. Times may have changed, but it looks like we modern Greeks are as sexist as our ancestors.

    When it comes to ὑποκριτοκρατία/hypocritocracy, I guess the modern meaning is better suited for the situation.

  66. It’s odd the phrase hasn’t been used.

    Actual Rule by Actress has happened in Argentina and India. Also, Nana Miskouri and Glenda Jackson have both been government ministers.

  67. Anon[405] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    The follow up findingz on lead and iq and behavior are very hbd ish. She found thAT whites were hurt most despite less exposure. The findings Suggests that its those with higher genetic ceilings that were hurt.

  68. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT Clustering, hastily planned, largely abortive mass shootings, accelerating as Spygate develops, confirm the High Incident Project, and that Brennan and Clapper are terrified. Incidentally, NPR has said nothing about Spygate. They’re talking about attendance rates at the national parks and whether “Taps” should be recorded or played live. The other night FBI released documents connected to Mossad blackmail agent Jeffey Epstein, but these were almost all redacted.

  69. J.Ross says: • Website

    Didn’t check “rule by whores” (pornocracy)? I’m not heing flip, historically there wasn’t much difference between a whore and a thespian, which is why their burial sites were an issue.

  70. @CCZ

    On a ‘hate’ note, I see Tommy Robinson has today been ‘disappeared’ by the British State, with a media blackout.
    Lauren Southern thinks he won’t be seen again – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRt-iFANWKg
    If Russia did this to a pro-West dissident our media would be screaming.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
  71. Thomm says:

    How about replacing ‘actresses’ with CGI, and then rule by Artificial Intelligence? That is likely to be better than what we have now.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  72. @Anonymous

    Yes “pornocracy” is good. The translation of “pornography” is literally “whore pictures” as far as I remember, so “pornocracy” is doubly appropriate to our era. We are governed overwhelmingly by political whores and we live in a porn-saturated culture.

    In fact, I have trouble thinking of a domain of social activity that isn’t pornified. For example: what online pornography is to sexual intercourse, arguing on Twitter is to political action. As porn is to sexual intercourse, video games are to personal achievement. The list goes on.

  73. @Simon in London

    Tommy Robinson is what the ruling class fears most: a White man who won’t play along with them.

    If Russia did this to a pro-West dissident our media would be screaming.

    That’s because Russia is run by Vladimir Putin. He too is a White man who won’t play along with them.

  74. Joe Joe says:
    @SonOfStrom

    Now that’s what I call Jackpot Justice!!!

  75. @syonredux

    When you mentioned TN Coates in this context, I did feel a bodily reaction, a small rush and an aching in my belly.

    This TN Coates-quote of your’s couldn’t be made up more precise, with the only possible exception of Steve Sailer, maybe. TN Coates – the man, who’s destiny it seems to be to embody his simulacrum. Unbelievable. What’s the matrix in this one? – 1) What is behind this curtain ?(Laurie Anderson, BIG SCIENCE). 2) And what exactly marks the difference between a living cliché and – a zombie? And 3) Could anybody think of a situation, in which this difference would matter – in the case of TN Coates, that is?

    (Sigh).

  76. George says:
    @DFH

    Good point, use ancient Greek. I know zilch ancient Greek, but that never stops an internet ranter. But it seems the ancients did have a feminine for actor.

    feminine υποκρίτρια plural (guessing Feminine short a-stem based on WP) υποκρίτριαι ypokritriaee so maybe government by actress:Ypokritriarchy government by actresses:Ypokritriaiarchy.

    υποκρίτρια at Wiktionary

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CF%85%CF%80%CE%BF%CE%BA%CF%81%CE%B9%CF%84%CE%AE%CF%82

    Why I think the plural is υποκρίτριαι

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_nouns#First_declension

    Sample pronunciation of the word truth to get the plural word ending pronounciation.

    https://forvo.com/search/%E1%BC%80%CE%BB%CE%AE%CE%B8%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%B1%CE%B9/

  77. Vasilis says:
    @Not Raul

    The initial definition of the ancient Greek word Υποκριτής – Hypocrite is “actor”, a person who plays a role in the theater. The modern definition of Hypocrite is recent, as is the word Ηθοποιός for “actor’. Actually the initial “hypocrite” is still used in modern Greek in its verb form to describe the act of acting.

    Therefore I would render “rule by actors” as Ηθοποιοκρατία – Hypocritocracy.

    Of course at that time only men acted in the theater, dressed as women for female roles.

    • Replies: @ThirdWorldSteveReader
  78. @Lot

    One big reason the black murder rate has dropped so much since 1991 is because it went up so much from 1984 to 1991.

    The mid-1980s low in crime doesn’t fit in well with theories about lead poisoning small children.

    • Replies: @Asdf
    , @Lot
  79. Vasilis says:
    @Not Raul

    The initial definition of the ancient Greek word Υποκριτής – Hypocrite is “actor”, a person who plays a role in the theater. The modern definition of Hypocrite is recent, as is the word Ηθοποιός for “actor’. Actually the initial “hypocrite” is still used in modern Greek in its verb form to describe the act of acting.

    Therefore I would render “rule by actors” as Υποκριτοκρατία – Hypocritocracy.

    Of course at that time only men acted in the theater, dressed as women for female roles.

    (Error in my previous comment)

  80. Abe says: • Website
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    For all of the attention paid to presidential elections, they have very little impact on the average’s person’s life. But, how much was Harvey Wenstein’s life wrecked by HRC’s loss? Is he sitting in a jail cell today if she’d been elected?

    First off, let me say- f-him! Hillary Clinton was the ball-cuttingest candidate for supreme office in recorded human history (at least this side of Eliogabulus), so as far as I’m concerned anyone who stood silently by while Trump was condemned as some sort of monster for merely indulging in the perks that we as a culture have afforded our male celebrities for a couple generations now- from 1920 till about yesterday- well, they can go take a flyin’ leap off an Argentine helicopter as far as I’m concerned (and that applies double to all the athletes who pretended the words they’d heard exchanged in a locker room was a staid as any TED talk-

    http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/17765868/athletes-respond-donald-trump-locker-room-talk-defense-taped-comments

    F’em!

    With that out of the way, though, Harvey Weinstein for three decades made my Life as a Man (RIP, PR) tangibly better, by promoting both higher quality, thinking man’s guy films (PULP FICTION, GOOD WILL HUNTING) and spicing up lots of normally intolerable chick flicks with sensual yet tasteful female nudity that livened your zest for life without making you feel slimy and degraded at the end or throwing in disgusting male nudity to ‘balance’ things like they did in so much of 70’s art cinema. Yes! I want to see 90’s-vintage Salma Hayek naked, and yes! I want to see her naked with another woman, but no! I don’t want to see some dude’s hairy tackle kit thrown in for good measure. The most I can take is a fleeting glimpse of a shaved butt, and that should preferably come 3 movies down the line and not now.

    Harvey understood all this, and most importantly he understood this without us, the audience, having to ask him for it. If you don’t think this is an important talent- just imagine how much you’d hate GAME OF THRONES or WESTWORLD right now if it was made to the standards of a ‘real artist’ like Lars Von Trier and all its eroticism in the mode of ANTI-CHRIST or NYMPHO with lots of Willem Dafoe dong thrown at you or girl-on-boy fisting scenes (barf). Sic transit gloria.

  81. njguy73 says:
    @anonymous

    Why is it that movie-stars are so influential over the shape of our culture? Obviously, because the appalling taste of the public at large has elevated them to that status. And why is it that they are regarded as a legitimate source of political or social commentary? Again, because very large portions of the public have accorded them that status. It is amusing to recall that the acting profession was, more often than not, held by former ages to be disgraceful and dishonorable; Roman law placed the actress on the same legal level as the prostitute. In our times, this same category of person is hailed with an extreme of mindless adulation by an overwhelming majority of the populace. Now, if it is true that one of the cultural evils of our times is that such a category of person exerts too much influence over the manners and ideas of our nation, how likely is it that the majority of the populace, so mindlessly adulatory, is going to recognize this and alter their behavior? How likely is it that the public is going to rescind from such persons that preeminence which it now grants so willingly?

    “Elites, Real and Otherwise,” by Mark Anthony Signorelli, New English Review, August 2010

    http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/68292/sec_id/68292

  82. @Vasilis

    Of course at that time only men acted in the theater, dressed as women for female roles.

    We’ll get there in no time: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/06/caitlyn-jenner-bruce-cover-annie-leibovitz/amp

  83. @syonredux

    It may open up a new can of worms here (hello, Rosie, Hello Heinz-257) to ask if women can be more petty and vindictive in cases like this than men. In cases like this, because of the tremendous amount of power the vindictive “leader” holds, it turns into pure evil quickly.

    I read about 10 books on the Chinese Cultural Revolution some years back. To borrow from John Derbyshire’s fun with the Chinese penchant for “The 5 No’s” and “The ten Rice Dishes” and what-have-you, I have my own China-style slogan for control of the emergent Cult-Rev 2.0 here in America. It’s called the “30-Round Magazines” campaign.

  84. Outis169 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Like Bill Cosby & Morgan Freeman?

    I can’t remember, are Jews ‘white’ at the moment or not? If not, fat Harvey Weinstein could be added to the list.

  85. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Lot

    So if we could find a population of blacks that did not receive lead exposure, we can expect a Bantu Switzerland? This has always been an excuse for recognizing reality. It’s a perversion of our legal philosophy: the black person is “exonerated” from well-established tendencies through jury doubt.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @Lot
  86. @J.Ross

    Conversely, there are places in America with very bad lead pollution. The EPA maintains a list of about 90 lead pollution supersites. Did these neighborhoods have worse crime than demographically similar neighorhoods far from a lead smelter or car battery disposal site?

  87. Asdf says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Was it all crack then?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  88. Cortes says:

    Didn’t Hitchcock make some remark about Grace Kelly finding her greatest role as a Princess?

  89. In other thespian-related news, world-famous drama f*g David Hogg is still making an a*s of himself. He and his Parkland droogs have been staging “die-ins” at Publix supermarkets:

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-publix-die-in-20180524-story.html

    The lo-cal MeDeeUh reported earlier this week that, over the past three years, Publix has donated $675,000 to the Florida gubernatorial campaign of Republican Adam Putnam. Hogg doesn’t think Putnam is anti-gun enough, so he’s taken it upon himself to launch a harassment campaign against the company. Now Publix has announced that it will suspend all political contributions until further notice.

    The demonstrators lay down for 12 minutes in the stores. That’s 720 seconds — about the number of school shootings in recent history, Hogg said.

    Hogg’s mother, Rebecca Hogg, participated in the die-in at a Coral Springs store blocks from the Parkland campus. She said people were stepping over her to get to their fruit. Most of the “dying” was in the produce section.

    Why not in the meat section, along with the rest of the swine? (If anyone needs to eat more protein, it’s her skinny little runt of a son.)

    At a Publix in Parkland, about 14 protesters laid down in front of the cashier stations. Management was not interfering as long as they did not block customers.

    So I guess they’re taking the Starbucks approach to public relations. “Sure, come on in and make a nuisance of yourself! We don’t mind!”

    I know lots of old folks who shop at Publix who could very easily trip over a**hole kids lying on the ground.

    So much BS, so little time.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @CJ
  90. @Asdf

    There was a murder peak in 1980, probably due to powder cocaine wars. Then things calmed down. Then crack arrived in LA and NYC in the late 1980s, spreading across the country in the early 1990s, with terrible effects on the murder rates, especially among young black males. After 1994 or so crack wars burned out.

    It could be that the post-Ferguson murder spike has something to do with drug wars that people like me haven’t heard about yet.

  91. @Stan Adams

    Unbelievable. Does the kid just thrive off the attention on him from this stuff, or is he really a 1960′s style useful idiot?

    I know lots of old folks who shop at Publix who could very easily trip over a**hole kids lying on the ground.

    I’m not that old, but I could easily trip over them … on purpose … with my boots on. Stupid kids parents!

  92. heyjames4 says:

    Does anyone remember an item on how the hijab really took off in Egypt in the late 70s/early 80s when some aging movie star types, who were glamarous in the swinging sixties, started promoting its wear. Officially because piety, sub-rosa so that younger hotter women couldn’t compete on looks.

  93. CJ says:
    @Stan Adams

    Bad week for Publix. Gay hoplophobe die-ins and the summa cum laude cake fiasco.

  94. @Anonymous

    There was a pretty good PBS series about Lilly Langtry starring the then smoking hot Francessca Amis (sp?) who was Liam Neeson’s squeeze later on.

    Wrt MM, rumor had it that her dress was so tight it had to be sewn on her,

  95. @justjake

    I kind of feel sorry for Rachel; she is obviously a very messed up person.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  96. @Anon

    No. The federal service exam was invalidated by a court in the Carter years for the reasons you suggest, and no attempt was made to create a replacement.

    IIRC, NYC/Boston have been struggling for years to come up with a fire fighter test that the correct percentages of minorities can pass. No luck so far.

  97. @CCZ

    I guess they’ll have to change the lyrics to that Dean Martin standard “Standing On A Corner”:

    Brother you can’t go to jail for what you’re thinking
    Or for that woo look in your eye
    Standing on the corner watching all the girls
    Watching all the girls, watching all the girls go by

  98. Brutusale says:
    @Thomm

    I’m of the opinion that if it weren’t for the Weinsteins of the world trolling for actress leg, Hollywood would already be using “synthespians”.

    Who’s paying the bills in Hollywood, the Steves of the world becoming inflamed at the cock of Christian Bale’s eyebrow or the lumpen hordes who’ll show up for the latest sci-fi adventure, no matter the cast?

  99. Lot says:
    @J.Ross

    We don’t need to “find a population of blacks” without lead exposure, because American blacks under age about 40 had very low levels of childhood lead exposure.

    Neither I nor Drum ever said lead was even other than -part- of the white-black crime gap, and by this point it is a very minor one.

  100. sabril says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Maybe men and women can’t work share the same workplace.

    I think the problem lies more in giving women power without responsibility. In letting them pretend that they are Strong Independent Women when it suits them, while at the same time they can pivot to the role of Delicate Little Flower when it’s convenient.

    • Agree: AndrewR
  101. Lot says:
    @Steve Sailer

    That just looks like a little blip in the long term trend.

    The question is how much was lead responsible for the post-war crime wave and its removal from its fall. It seems to be one of the larger factors.

    Drum’s articles also show the big-effect hypothesis is consistent with international data, showing similar falls in crime after gasoline lead was eliminated, which happened decades apart.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Anonymous
  102. Lot says:
    @Lot

    Another point for lead theory is during the big crime drop of the 1990s, youth crime dropped first. The arrest rate for 16-22 year fell by about a third between 94 and 01, while there was no change at all in the over-40 arrest rate.

    The cohorts that had the most childhood lead exposure in other words stayed more criminal.

    Yet another point, 15-17 year old pregnancy rate began its sharp decline in 1988, a five years before the peak in the crime rate. More evidence that the 1970-1975 cohort was both sexually and criminally impulsive compared to the 1980-1985 cohort. They caused the teen birth rate to peak when they were 15-17 and then caused the youth crime rate to peak when they were 17-21.

  103. Anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot

    This was just generational. In the 1990s the Boomers entered their 40s and started to fear street crime in a way they hadn’t when they were younger. Politicians, even Democrats, responded to their fears by introducing more severe policing policies.

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