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As I’ve often mentioned, a psychiatrist who blogs under the name Scott Alexander at his site Slate Star Codex (an anagram of his pen name) emerged as the most brilliant new public intellectual of the 2010s. His combination of extremely high IQ, unbelievably long attention span, and an almost saintly disposition have endeared him to many.

But now his blog is gone, because the New York Times was about to dox his real surname.

From his last post:

NYT Is Threatening My Safety By Revealing My Real Name, So I Am Deleting The Blog

So, I kind of deleted the blog. Sorry. Here’s my explanation.

Last week I talked to a New York Times technology reporter who was planning to write a story on Slate Star Codex. He told me it would be a mostly positive piece about how we were an interesting gathering place for people in tech, and how we were ahead of the curve on some aspects of the coronavirus situation. It probably would have been a very nice article.

Unfortunately, he told me he had discovered my real name and would reveal it in the article, ie doxx me. “Scott Alexander” is my real first and middle name, but I’ve tried to keep my last name secret. I haven’t always done great at this, but I’ve done better than “have it get printed in the New York Times“.

I have a lot of reasons for staying pseudonymous. First, I’m a psychiatrist, and psychiatrists are kind of obsessive about preventing their patients from knowing anything about who they are outside of work. You can read more about this here – and remember that the last psychiatrist blogger to get doxxed abandoned his blog too. I am not one of the big sticklers on this, but I’m more of a stickler than “let the New York Times tell my patients where they can find my personal blog”. I think it’s plausible that if I became a national news figure under my real name, my patients – who run the gamut from far-left anarchists to far-right gun nuts – wouldn’t be able to engage with me in a normal therapeutic way. I also worry that my clinic would decide I am more of a liability than an asset and let me go, which would leave hundreds of patients in a dangerous situation as we tried to transition their care.

The second reason is more prosaic: some people want to kill me or ruin my life, and I would prefer not to make it too easy. I’ve received various death threats. I had someone on an antipsychiatry Reddit put out a bounty for any information that could take me down (the mods deleted the post quickly, which I am grateful for). I’ve had dissatisfied blog readers call my work pretending to be dissatisfied patients in order to get me fired. …

When I expressed these fears to the reporter, he just said that me having enemies was going to be part of the story. He added that “I have enemies too”. Perhaps if he was less flippant about destroying people’s lives, he would have fewer.

(though out of respect for his concerns, I am avoiding giving his name here.)

As you can tell from the reporter being a he, it’s not Amy Harmon: now that would have been a real meeting of the minds with an IQ gap of maybe 60 points…

After considering my options, I decided on the one you see now. If there’s no blog, there’s no story. Or at least the story will have to include some discussion of NYT’s strategy of doxxing random bloggers for clicks.

I want to make it clear that I’m not saying I believe I’m above news coverage, or that people shouldn’t be allowed to express their opinion of my blog. If someone wants to write a hit piece about me, whatever, that’s life. If someone thinks I am so egregious that I don’t deserve the mask of anonymity, then I guess they have to name me, the same way they name criminals and terrorists. This wasn’t that. By all indications, this was just going to be a nice piece saying I got some things about coronavirus right early on.

That sounds naive of Scott, who, indeed, is rather naive.

Getting punished for my crimes would at least be predictable, but I am not willing to be punished for my virtues.

In reality, nobody is interested in coronavirus anymore. Instead, The Mob wants the blood of the open-minded.

This NYT staffer is a white man of apparently only moderately woke views, the kind of liberal most in danger from The Mob. I don’t know this, but he may have thought that getting Scott canceled for crimethink could save his job, for awhile. People are doing pretty desperate things these days to save their careers.

In general, don’t trust reporters’ spin of what slant their upcoming article about you is going to take when they are trying to wheedle you into cooperating with it.

 
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  1. This is upsetting news. I was still making my way through his material– another thoughtful blog down the drain.

    • Replies: @JR.ewing.78
  2. He’s toast, and while I know nothing about him, he does seem quite naïve. If he’s aroused the interest of the MSM–the NYT yet–he’s going down. Deleting his blog is an almost comical move in the year 2020, but it does point to the desperation of a relatively gentle soul. He’s not made for these times.

    “The mob wants the blood of the open-minded.”

    And in the Current Year, the mob gets what it wants.

  3. bomag says:

    Another example of the bad driving out the good, and why we can’t have nice things.

    • Agree: Thea, Colin Wright
    • Replies: @John Achterhof
  4. astrolabe says:

    The more blogs that can be taken down, the more attention there will be for traditional media. It seems only just that this reporter should be doxed.

  5. Veracitor says:

    Listen to Vox Day: Never talk to the media, Just don’t. (Read him for details, but take the advice.)

  6. This guy is a psychiatrist, yet he refers to his patients in public as “nuts”? Maybe he’s wise to keep his name hidden.

  7. 1. Never Apologise.
    2. Never speak to the FBI.
    3. Never, ever speak to journalists.

    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton
  8. ErisGuy says:

    And just like that, all the insightful, bizarre, hateful commentary disappeared as if in a bonfire of books.

  9. Everybody watch both of these videos.

    Interesting confrontation between a Black man and a “Karen.”

  10. Another BadThinker bites the dust.

  11. Rice University student group demands segregated ‘Black House,’ more attractive ID photos, removal of statue of university founder

    [MORE]

    The call for a “Black House” was made in a public Facebook post on Rice’s official Graduate Student Association (GSA) page, written by Rice graduate research assistant Dani Perdue. “Here are what black undergraduate students have demanded from Rice Universuty [sic] administration,” Perdue wrote. “I hope they are listening! #NoMoreLipService #blacklivesmatter.”

    The post also sought the “removal” of an iconic statue of university founder William Marsh Rice; the hiring of “more black professors, faculty, well-being counselors and therapists”; the inclusion of “hate speech” in Rice’s code of conduct; and an increase in the number of black students accepted to Rice.

    An Instagram account representing the Rice Black Student Association (BSA) has published a longer list of demands, including that “If a Black student requests to have a Black roommate, that request be honored.

    Moreover, the students assert, “course descriptions should include tags that indicate what race/ethnic/cultural groups are included since many course titles do not make it clear if they include diverse perspectives in their course material.”

    After some Rice students on the GSA Facebook page started questioning whether the demand for a “Black House” amounted to a call for on-campus segregation, the president of the GSA, Alison Farrish, deleted the students’ objections and then all other comments, according to messages reviewed by Fox News.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/rice-university-black-house-statue-demolition-demands

    • Replies: @B36
  12. @JohnnyWalker123

    Everybody watch both of these videos.

    Careful, you’re beginning to channel Tiny Duck.

    • Replies: @FPD72
  13. Anon[416] • Disclaimer says:

    Your post about the Nascar Noose disappeared. Did someone hack Unz to delete it?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  14. wren says:

    Very, very sad indeed.

    His short story “Sort by Controversial” seems to be very prescient.

    In the story, just the right combination of words have the power to take down whole societies.

    BLM

    Here’s the URL, if it ever comes back.

    https://slatestarcodex.com/2018/10/30/sort-by-controversial/

    • Replies: @wren
  15. This guy has the naivety of a saint. It wasn’t going to be a nice article and he’s going to get doxxed anyway.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    , @Dutch Boy
  16. wren says:

    A writer at “The Gateway Pundit” recounts people hitting her house with dozens of fireworks and knocking on her windows at 4:00 AM a few days ago.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/06/exclusive-rioters-attacked-home-jared-holt-created-wild-conspiracy-theory-cover/

    I’m glad that Unz has provided Steve with a secret bunker hideout and stationed armed guards in Steve’s old house to take out any antifa fascists….

    Or has he?

    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
  17. @Anon

    No, there has been a development and I want to write it up for Taki’s. I’ve saved the 18 comments and I will post them on Unz.com in my post linking to my Taki’s column in 24 hours.

    • Thanks: wren, Desiderius
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  18. Our society is now ruled by gays, liberal Jews, Woke Whites and affirmative action POCs.

    They aren’t that smart. Even the liberal Jews aren’t very impressive. So, this whole silly system requires the acquiesce of tons of White men. Especially the Really Smart variety who apparently don’t have the spine God gave a church mouse.

    The White leaders we’ve had were cheese eating surrender monkeys. But it won’t last forever.

    • Replies: @SIMP simp
    , @SFG
  19. Funny, visiting Scott Alexander’s blog led me to the “Last Psychiatrist” blog [aslo cancelled] where I found this quote from Randi Zuckerberg.

    My generation came of age in a world with social networks… we understand that the business leaders of the future will be three-dimensional­ personalities whose lives, interests, hobbies and passions outside of work are documented and on display.

    We should embrace this new world. The answer isn’t fewer baby pictures; it’s more baby pictures. It’s not that I should post less; it’s that everyone else should post more.

    Let’s change what it means to be professional in the Internet age. The time when your personal identity was a secret to your colleagues is over and done. And that is a good thing.

    Henceforth, the purpose of business will be for so-called “marginalized” people [the only ones who are permitted to speak, oddly enough] to come together and share about their feelz.

  20. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Great advice there, Randi Zuckerberg. Your clients must be very happy with your consulting.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  21. wren says:

    The youtuber I mentioned in that thread named his racetrack “The Freedom Factory.”

    In addition to the million or so views he gets for each video he puts out, he sells shirts that proudly say “MURICA” on them.

    If Susan Wojcicki shuts him down, I’ll be pissed.

    • Replies: @Neuday
  22. Bucky says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Wow.

    She has the fear of Amy Cooper in her.

    Maybe she deserves it? She kinda looks like the type to have done something obnoxious to a stranger.

    But damn, blacks are gonna be doing this to white “fragile” women for a long time. They just want white suffering and white blood.

    • Replies: @Carol
  23. @wren

    A writer at “The Gateway Pundit” recounts people hitting her house with dozens of fireworks and knocking on her windows at 4:00 AM a few days ago.

    If only we could elect a President who would go after the scum who harass Americans.

    I’m sure the current one will “monitor” the situation.

    So, tell me again why do White guys make sacrifices to keep this system working?

  24. anonymous[716] • Disclaimer says:

    “Unbelievably long attention span” lol. Unbelievably easy access (as a psychiatrist) to Rx pharmaceutical crank more like it. (modafinil, adderall etc).

    • Replies: @DPG
  25. Franz says:

    People are doing pretty desperate things these days to save their careers.

    You might be nailing the whole reason for 2020 here.

    Fear is their weapon of choice. It was never just rednecks and foundrymen they were after. It was when they could get their pet professional class to fear for their income as much as the working class has for over thirty years now. With this they know they’ve finally taken the whole country.

  26. Thoughts says:

    Revolution can never happen and the right can never win because we are no longer farmers who control the food supply

    All the Founding Fathers were essentially farmers (I may be pulling this out of my arse, but…that’s always been my impression)

    There can’t really be ‘Doxxing’ when everyone has to eat your product to Live…Dox me you say? No food for you!

    Unfortunately everything is giant farming conglomerates now

    And even if all the Steve Sailer’s in the country were to get together and do a hostile takeover of Driscoll’s Berry

    You’d still have a board who would then vote Steve off over his blog from his company

    The destruction of Farming was really another precursor to all of this that is often overlooked

    • Replies: @JR.ewing.78
  27. B36 says:
    @HammerJack

    Rice University should be razed to the ground. Its benefactor William Marsh Rice was a slave owner who specified that the university was to be “for whites only”. But even worse…it had the temerity to admit Steve Sailer.

    (Also interesting that Rice was murdered in a plot to gain control of his estate…)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Marsh_Rice

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    , @kaganovitch
  28. Altai [AKA "Altai_2"] says:

    People are doing pretty desperate things these days to save their careers.

    Jimmy Kimmel has vanished, hoping all the blackface stuff will blowover by the time he hosts the Emmy’s.

    My favourite is Jimmy Fallon. After people brought up his blackface routine impersonating Chris Rock in one SNL sketch from 20 years ago, his show went from ‘Aren’t my daughters cute, let’s make donations to charity and make quarantine jokes’ to 15 struggle session interviews including one with Robin DiAngelo. And then having a highly political lineup thereafter, including DeBlasio’s chief strategist being given air time to spin the handling of the protests!

    Hey look, Bernie Sanders, who now having been safely neutralised, can given media coverage again but only to criticise the only man left standing for any kind of populism. I wonder will Bernie righteously criticise both Trump and Biden for their shared lack of interest in banking regulation? No, just Orange Man bad despite Trump having managed to kill the least number of people in imperial wars of any postwar president. (Except maybe Jimmy Carter)

  29. ATate says:
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    TLP was the best writing I’ve read. I really loved that blog, absolute gems there still (last I looked) I wish the author would have kept writing.

    Steve is probably not long for this online world either unfortunately.

    I’m heading back home in August. Becoming a pepper and will watch over my family. Thank God for the infantry training I received from the Marine Corp, I have a sobering thought it will come in handy when the shit really hits the fan.

    We’re going to make some fucking noise before the lights go out.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anonymous
    , @vhrm
  30. That sounds naive of Scott, who, indeed, is rather naive.

    Sounds like the most effective way to kill the story and protect himself.

    Bowing out, with a public “and the official thought police were coming for me”, would only invite their auxiliaries to take up the same pursuit. Indeed, it might have encouraged the “positive” article to run anyway.

  31. This is terrible news. His blog was a public service. Many of us had only scratched the surface. He wrote a lot there, and many of the commenters were worth reading.

    If I recall correctly Scott Alexander presented himself as an atheist. Perhaps not.

    At any rate, it is increasingly plausible that Rod Dreher is correct and people of a certain disposition must anticipate a possibility of being unable to work in a growing number of professions. If you have certain religious or political or scientific views, and are honest about them, it may be hard to work in your chosen profession. Unless you are very quiet about your beliefs. East Germany had a Stasi. As Steve Sailer probably has pointed out, now we have volunteers who work for free to monitor the rest of us.

    It won’t quite be like the Soviet Union or the old East Bloc in Soviet times–but there are similarites.

    1. Many individuals will believe one set of things but be afraid to state those things out loud. It will be hard to tell what people actually think because informers may be anywhere.

    2. Many creative individuals will have mundane day jobs and do their “real work” at night. Vaclav Havel comes to mind, offhand.

    3. Various professional and occupational fields will be increasingly taken over by hacks. How to define a hack? I think of someone who is (a) predictable, (b) mediocre, and (3) produces what is politically called for and unthreatening. Consistently.

    4. You would expect to see people in exile. There was no shortage of creative minds from the Soviet Bloc who got out or were advised to get out–Western observers could conclude these individuals were just the tip of the iceberg. Off the top of my head…

    Czeslaw Milosz

    Solzhenitsyn was in a class by himself, of course

    Andrei Amalrik

    Joseph Brodsky

    5. As in the Soviet Union, there will be a set of disciplines (The Party Sciences) in which it is understood that the body of research does not actually describe reality, but rather describes a desired reality that doesn’t exist but is wished to exist.

    In the Soviet Union, these things included history and economics. Literature was strongly hobbled as well.

    in the USA, it seems that psychological topics around gender, psychometrics, and criminology are some of our emerging Party Sciences.

    In both systems, journalism is compromised. We don’t have Pravda and Isvestia. But it can be hard to get an accurate portrait of reality by reading the newspaper.

    In the Soviet Union, plane crashes were often not reported, according to Hedrick Smith’s old work _The Russians_.

    In the US papers, certain events are de-emphasized. To learn of them you should consult the Daily Mail in the UK, rather than the NY Times or the Washington Post.

  32. SIMP simp says:
    @RichardTaylor

    Scott Alexander is a liberal jewish psychiatrist that lives in Berkeley, California, but not even such a stereotypical leftist background is safe anymore. The media-frenzied mob is baying for blood, so there is a great demand to discover wreckers and hand them over for punishment.

  33. What is the New York Times’s greatest sin? There must be many but I would like to know the most egregious.

  34. I wonder how many people tried to tell him not to co-operate with this reporter, and why. He seems like the kind of stubbornly well-intentioned guy that wouldn’t have listened anyway.

    Probably we’ll see him moving ever so slightly to the right after this. I look forward to his column in Quillette.

  35. Anonymous[360] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    You’re the best, Steve.

  36. @Altai

    Fallon is proof that you don’t need good looks to succeed in television.

  37. Pheasant says:

    Hes so high iq he does not know never to talk to the media… still his blog was good while it lasted.

    Press f

  38. Ron Unz says:

    Interesting development, although I ‘d only very occasionally looked at that SlateStarCodex blogsite. But I think it reinforces a point I’ve previously made…

    Despite being purged by both Google and Facebook, our webzine has recently set new traffic records over the last month because of the “organic” impact of all the crazy national protests and controversies. And even before that, we were apparently getting something like 6x the average daily readership of Scott Alexander’s website, and obviously publishing *vastly* more controversial content.

    Yet despite this, I think there’s ZERO chance the NYT will attempt to harass or “dox” anyone here, let alone write an article about us. In fact, last year they could have probably gotten Stephen Miller fired just by pointing out that he had promoted several of Steve’s posts that were originally published here and then applying “guilt by association.” Yet they went to great lengths to avoid mentioning us, therefore allowing Miller to survive.

    There have been other, similar cases in which major NYT/WashPost articles explicitly focused upon Internet controversies regarding our content, but went to such efforts to avoid mentioning us that although I read the pieces, I wasn’t even aware we were the subject.

    As I’ve previously pointed out, this is likely due to the “Lord Voldemort Effect.” Namely, that the various powerful activist organizations and the MSM they influence have apparently concluded that much of our website content—notably including my own American Pravda series—is so horrifying that simply to mention it might risk their own destruction.

    I discussed this situation at length last year, and everything since then has reinforced my conclusion:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/splc-tars-stephen-miller-with-guilt-by-association/#comment-3555705

    https://www.unz.com/announcement/monthly-fees-for-heavy-users/?showcomments#comment-3594664

  39. Anon[299] • Disclaimer says:
    @ATate

    Don’t you want to be a Pepper too? (Sorry, couldn’t resist)

  40. @RichardTaylor

    We continue to work to maintain the system for the same reason that a dog keeps hunting rabbits despite his blood being taken by fleas. What’s the alternative?

  41. @Veracitor

    Instead Vox Day goes all over the media calling himself an elite athlete (because he plays in some their tier soccer club in Italy) and says that Joe Rogan doesnt know how to fight.

    Everyone in the BJJ world is still waiting for Vox to challenge a white belt with just 6 months of training who is the same (or smaller) size and the same (or older) age, at any club in Italy or the world.

    So far…he hasn’t accepted the offer to back up his words….against any old, small, white belts. So much for Vox’s vaunted 300 IQ…

    • Troll: Cloudbuster
  42. @charles w abbott

    Good takes. I have thought from the start of the Woke hatreds that it is ALL completely Soviet in every way. They haven’t instituted work camps yet, but surely they’re on the way. There’s no other way for it to come out.

    Go ahead, laugh.

    • Replies: @charles w abbott
  43. @Ron Unz

    Ron, any thoughts on the guilt-by-association-with-you that helped take down Steve Hsu?

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
    , @Anon
  44. Pericles says:
    @SIMP simp

    The media-frenzied mob is baying for blood, so there is a great demand to discover wreckers and hand them over for punishment.

    Steve Hsu presumably had it coming, there were plenty of patiently waiting anonymous accusers rubbing their hands there I would guess. But I can’t recall any baying for Scott Alexander. Feels more like the thoughtful operators are making a firebreak, if you will. No contact between left and right is acceptable.

    (Let’s see if NYT goes at Tyler Cowen next.)

  45. Art Deco says:

    This would be a freer society if every single major media outlet was shut down and every salaried employee of same who bore some responsibility for editorial content was handed a nansen passport and put on an aeroplane to some destination abroad.

    • Replies: @Bumpkin
  46. BB753 says:

    Counter attack! Let’s doxx all those NY Times m*th*rf*ck*rs! Next step, all reporters. Third step: doxx antifas.

    • Agree: JMcG
  47. Nuncle says:

    How will this stop the NYT from doxxing him? He says they have his name and are going to publish it. This won’t change anything.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
  48. Art Deco says:

    I also worry that my clinic would decide I am more of a liability than an asset and let me go, which would leave hundreds of patients in a dangerous situation as we tried to transition their care.

    I doubt the man has ‘hundreds’ of patients, much less hundreds of patients so distressed they might kill themselves, much less hundreds of patients that would be induced to do so by the prospect of having some other person writing their prescriptions and taking a fortnightly inventory of their feelz. I do find it interesting that he has employers rather than business partners.

    • Agree: ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @B36
    , @DextersLabRat
  49. Ron Unz says:
    @william munny

    Ron, any thoughts on the guilt-by-association-with-you that helped take down Steve Hsu?

    I very much tend to doubt it. Virtually none of the accusations leveled against Steve Hsu mentioned me or our publication, and instead they centered almost entirely on basic IQ/HBD-type issues, which after all have been a major part of his research over the last decade.

    Anyway, the link to me would be extremely tenuous since he’s never published on our website and his only comments are to the archives of Razib’s old blogposts from a decade or so ago. Since the NYT has published my own pieces much more recently, any guilt-by-association against him would probably hit our national newspaper of record much harder…

  50. @Keith Richards's secret account

    In the comments of a recent SSC open thread (headed by an announcement in support of Steve Hsu), several commenters brought up the fact that the reporter had contacted them for the story, and Scott said the reporter had yet to contact him directly. He also added something to the effect that he’d try to get the reporter to cancel the story as he had done a couple times in the past, but he wasn’t expecting he’d be successful this time around.

    • Replies: @SFG
  51. Jesse says:
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Wait, TLP got canceled? How?

    This isn’t good news. SSC was a great reference point for people (mostly men) who needed the world as it actually is explained to them. A lot of his stuff seemed fairly obvious to people who picked it up instinctively, or even read it up later, but clearly a lot of STEM guys needed the pointers (and no hatred for that).

    All this is going to do is leave on-the-spectrum men without a resource for understanding normies. Considering how atomized society is, especially on IQ and its related orientations (are you a humanities geek? do you think in math?) this is ridding the world of a powerful method for relatively powerful and intelligent people to actually understand other people.

    • Replies: @SFG
    , @Pericles
  52. @Steve Sailer

    That quote from Randi Zuckerberg has really got me thinking. It’s more than a declaration of total mind control. It’s saying that there will be complete disclosure of everything, in all places and at all times, because they are the Ruling Class and they need have no secrets themselves.

    They don’t need secrets because their every thought and deed are deemed virtuous–and that’s because they get to define virtue however they like.

    We’ve seen here a thousand times how elastic their definitions can be, too. No act of violence or destruction is beyond the pale when committed by them, or by their shock troops in the streets.

    What a blinding irony: rule of law is racist, but rule of who/whom is virtuous. They’re on top, and they’re going to stay on top. But it won’t be pretty. Control of the media/tech complex will prevent this from being too obvious, though.

  53. Art Deco says:
    @SIMP simp

    The mob cannot fire him. Neither can the odious characters who work for The Times. The question at hand is why his employer would fire him in those circumstances. Here’s a hypothesis: the modal character type in the professional-managerial class today is a craven and other-directed simp who has zero sense of honor.

    • Replies: @Smithsonian_6
  54. Anonymous[194] • Disclaimer says:
    @RichardTaylor

    If only we could elect a President who would go after the scum who harass Americans.

    Trump has either been rendered powerless by Deep State/the permanent bureaucracy, or the U.S. Presidency is just a figurehead position. Generals and the SecDef openly disavow Trump’s wishes. One federal judge can overturn a Presidential executive order. The FBI openly contradicts and acts against the U.S. Attorney General.

    The FBI allows city business centers to be razed and federal property to be systematically destroyed but executes a 27-man SWAT raid with agents actively targeting with fully-auto assault weapons wearing kevlar vests and ballistic goggles against the President’s political ally, a senior citizen with no criminal record who at most mischaracterized a joke about kidnapping a friend’s dog because that friend didn’t feed the dog enough food.

    The judicial branch of government now rules us with impunity.

    Federal law enforcement is the foot soldier of the oligarchs. The federal courts implement and enforce the interests of the oligarchs. The Supreme Court comes up with legal mumbo jumbo to justify this tyranny of the minority.

    I’m sure the current one will “monitor” the situation.

    So, tell me again why do White guys make sacrifices to keep this system working?

    Pay, prestige, pensions. White men don’t have many career options. They can either work as engineers/STEM or in the trades or in military and law enforcement. Law enforcement and the military in the last 40 years have seen major increases in pay, benefits, and pensions. This was by design, a powerful means to ensure complete fealty to TPTB. Most people are unaware that a lot of military guys want deployments because it means very generous additional pay. Nowadays you can become very well off in military service, especially as an officer.

  55. @Mitchell Porter

    Which is greatest will be a matter of opinion, but you can search this very site for instances of “NYT” and get quite an education.

  56. @Pericles

    But I can’t recall any baying for Scott Alexander.

    People went after him early last year over the relative leniency of moderation on his subreddit. He made some changes as a result.

    Some people started an article about me on a left-wing wiki that listed the most offensive things I have ever said, and the most offensive things that have ever been said by anyone on the SSC subreddit and CW thread over its three years of activity, all presented in the most damning context possible; it started steadily rising in the Google search results for my name. A subreddit devoted to insulting and mocking me personally and Culture War thread participants in general got started; it now has over 2,000 readers. People started threatening to use my bad reputation to discredit the communities I was in and the causes I cared about most.

    Some people found my real name and started posting it on Twitter. Some people made entire accounts devoted to doxxing me in Twitter discussions whenever an opportunity came up. A few people just messaged me letting me know they knew my real name and reminding me that they could do this if they wanted to.

    Some people started messaging my real-life friends, telling them to stop being friends with me because I supported racists and sexists and Nazis. Somebody posted a monetary reward for information that could be used to discredit me.

    One person called the clinic where I worked, pretended to be a patient, and tried to get me fired.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20200422223314/https://slatestarcodex.com/2019/02/22/rip-culture-war-thread/

    • Replies: @Morton's toes
  57. Hmm. My own theory of why the writers on this site are relatively safe is because their ranks include some genuine loonies and their works include some genuinely hilarious (and/or scary) “theories”. So there’s plausible deniability in a sense. How serious could we be, after all?

    Not saying that this is the actual, deliberate strategy around here, just that it might as well be. Hey, whatever works.

  58. “Getting punished for my crimes would at least be predictable, but I am not willing to be punished for my virtues.”

    Fool. It is because of your Virtues that the mob is coming after you…

  59. Xavier B says:
    @Ron Unz

    Maybe you or Steve could tell Scott Alexander he is welcome to write on Unz under a new name ?

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  60. In the comments section of his recent Steve Hsu post, Scott Alexander essentially said that he had stopped writing about HBD a while ago to protect himself.

    (Not entirely) OT:

    Steve and/0r Ron, do you keep identifying information about commenters and visitors to the site? Given the escalating political environment, I’ve gotten a lot more concerned about this. I work in the corporate world, and my career could be destroyed if it came out that I’ve commented here. I take some precautions now, but years ago in more innocent times, I put my actual email in the email box and didn’t mask my IP address. Is that information still stored somewhere? How vulnerable is it? Is there any reason that it couldn’t be deleted?

    Sorry to have to ask this, but if things keep going the way they’re going it could get pretty bad. I understand that the NSA probably has all of my online activities stored somewhere, but for now I’m more concerned about hackers, doxxers, and normal court subpoenas.

  61. Hibernian says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Some of them. I doubt he has more than a very few right wing patients.

  62. szopen says:
    @Ron Unz

    OR they think it’s good to have safety valve, and a site where you can silently gather data of thousands of commenters.

    Even in communist Poland there were official right-wing organizations (PAX etc) stuffed with Security spies.

  63. Anonymous[254] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @Ron Unz

    I’m not so sure about that.

    The mainstream media often mentioned VDare in discussions of Steve Miller.

    My hypothesis?

    Journalists are lazy. The SPLC has VDare in its sights, and mentioned the connection to VDare in press releases about Miller. Journalists save a lot of time by quoting SPLC instead of doing their own work.

    Somehow you are not in the sights of the SPLC. Maybe they don’t consider you sufficiently evil. I really don’t know. You publish the same people that get VDare in trouble. Maybe they decided Brimelow is more evil. Or maybe you aren’t enough of a threat to their contributors. I don’t know their methods.

    • Replies: @bomag
  64. Hibernian says:
    @B36

    Seeing that he lived in Matamoros, Mexico, for a time during the War, makes me wonder if he might have been a blockade runner, which might have greatly increased his fortune.

  65. @JohnnyWalker123

    She’s insane and should be institutionalized.

    She’s lucky the guy she flipped off is the fruitiest negro within 500 miles.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  66. SIMP simp says:

    As you can tell from the reporter being a he, it’s not Amy Harmon: now that would have been a real meeting of the minds with an IQ gap of maybe 60 points…

    The reporter is a woman from the technology beat named Pui-Wing Tam
    https://www.nytimes.com/by/pui-wing-tam

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  67. @Mister.Baseball

    Yes, I am disappointed.

    I’ve been hoovering up contrarian takes for three months now and was excited to see that this would be a new one that I could get into and examine… and then realized that this story was about the blog being deleted and I was too late.

    Could someone summarize the philosophy? Some people take issue with the statistics, some people take issue with the media, some people take issue with the bumbling governments.

    What was SSC’s take on these things?

  68. bomag says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    “It’s too bad they can’t both lose.”

  69. Carol says:
    @Bucky

    Well how stupid can you get to freak and flip out someone in traffic.

    It just reaffirms my suspicion that half the world is strung out on SSRI’s, anxiety drugs, Adderall, and/or recovering from hangovers at any given time.

    Hence the extreme hostility and overreaction.

    • Replies: @bucky
    , @Anonymous
  70. SFG says:
    @RichardTaylor

    He wasn’t the most macho guy in the world (and I don’t think everyone has to be), but his comments about his psychiatric patients seemed like a reasonable excuse to take the blog down. I mean, yeah, you might seriously mess up a lot of people.

  71. @JohnnyWalker123

    I admire the posting of the videos. Granted, I don’t know what happened prior, but that woman is incredibly obnoxious. She has earned her ridicule.

  72. Art Deco says:

    Journalists are lazy. The SPLC has VDare in its sights, and mentioned the connection to VDare in press releases about Miller. Journalists save a lot of time by quoting SPLC instead of doing their own work.

    $PLC was exposed as a fraudulent direct-mail mill in 1995 by metropolitan newspapers in Alabama and again by Harper’s magazine around about 2000. The journalists in question are either scam artists who know perfectly well $PLC is a fraud or they’re pig ignorant. We’re all pig-ignorant about just about everything under the sun, but being pig-ignorant about the character of a source you’re using for a news article is not a forgivable lapse.

  73. bomag says:
    @Anonymous

    And they can only take on so many targets at once, so it’s a cold comfort to be the last redoubt of freewheeling discussion.

  74. SFG says:
    @Jesse

    Yeah, it was helpful to a lot of nerdy guys, I think. That end of the spectrum doesn’t get a lot of things intuitively, but as you say, if it’s explained they can interact better.

    The marginal effect is probably a few more nerdy guys making bad passes and getting metooed/cancelled, a few more nerdy guys making bad political moves at the office and someone with better people skills getting promoted up one level ahead of them.

    You might have more of them getting bitter and joining the alt-right. I could see that.

  75. Glaivester says: • Website

    (though out of respect for his concerns, I am avoiding giving his name here.)

    No, Scott Alexander. Give out his name, his address, the contact information he gave you. Everything. The reporter needs to be destroyed so that future reporters learn that they will be targeted as they target others.

    Gun rights people did that to a newspaper that identified and shamed gun owners and it was VERY effective.

    • Replies: @adreadline
    , @GoneAnon
  76. SFG says:
    @nobodyofnowhere

    There were a lot of comments telling him to be very careful. Even if the article was neutral, someone else could attack the person posting it.

  77. Anon[369] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    I bet there wouldn’t have been a problem at that merging area if they had simply used a traffic light to regulate the flow of traffic.

    Btw, the traffic light is an invention by a black man, Karen!

    • LOL: Stan d Mute
    • Replies: @Daniel Williams
  78. @charles w abbott

    “We don’t have Pravda and Isvestia”

    They just changed their names to “New York Times” and “Washington Post”.

    • Agree: snorlax
    • Replies: @snorlax
  79. @Thoughts

    I like to fool myself that my family could be self sufficient on our own little farm with all the chickens and vegetables that we grow outside the barn and all of the stockpiled ammo inside the barn, but then I usually conclude that we are too close to the big city (Houston) and eventually we would be overrun by the hordes, whether they be attackers or retreaters.

  80. @Glaivester

    One issue here is how the gullible do (or don’t do) things out of respect for those who have no respect for them at all.

  81. Namer says:

    Unfortunately, he was too damn naive for my tastes, bordering IYI levels of scientific trust and systematic dogmas.
    His coronavirus series were the stupidiest.

    But there were great pieces scattered, such as when he reviewed good books (he read mostly bad books), or his links. The years’ end writing contest was a shitshow though, cringe indulcing to the end.

    My favourite pieces of his were “Puritan Spotting” and “Socratic Grilling”. There were other good (just ‘good’) ones, and he almost freed him from his naive self in the review of Mount Misery.

    A shame, but this HBD crowd is ripe for cancelling. Anatoly Karlin nailed it: they’re politically and socially idiots, naive idealists, and outright ‘badleftists’, while doing ‘badscience’.

  82. Ed says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    The gay is strong with this one.

  83. slumber_j says:
    @Mitchell Porter

    Walter Duranty’s work comes to mind…

    On the doxxing front, this Scott Alexander situation brings to mind Alex Kuczynski’s unmasking in the NYT of my friend Ed Conlon way back in the 90s, when he was writing pseudonymously for The New Yorker about his work as an NYPD officer. She just did it for fun: like her father the similarly repellent Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, disgraced ex-President of Peru, she evidently has few moral scruples.

    As I think I’ve mentioned here before, the Kuczynski-Godard clan are like one of those Victorian English extended families that spat out an endless succession of high-achievers…but venal. Jean-Luc Godard for example is the ex-Presidente’s first cousin.

  84. @HammerJack

    Hammer, how naive. The NYT will print a story saying “We were going to feature a story about Dr.Scott Alexander (last name here), a noted Pyschiatrist, but Dr. (last name here) unfortunately decided he wasn’t ready to discuss his dealings with right-wing gun nuts with our staff.”

  85. Anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve,

    Any thoughts on 55-year old film producer and founder of Shangri-La Entertainment, Steve Bing (“Get Carter”, “The Polar Express”, “Kangaroo Jack”, et al.), taking a swan dive from the 27th-floor of his condo in Century City? At the time of his apparent suicide* he was worth $600 million and in 2001 fathered a child with Elizabeth Hurley (what a life!). Supposedly he was depressed from the COVID-19 quarantine and lack of human contact.

    *He was also a friend and confidant of Bill Clinton.

    • Replies: @dearieme
    , @Reg Cæsar
  86. Pericles says:
    @Jesse

    Wait, TLP got canceled? How?

    The author was doxed and called it quits.

  87. @Jim Christian

    I am not sure what to expect. The best solution would be more subsidiarity under our federal system with many things devolved to the local level. Political beliefs viewed as odious in one place would not stop you from succeeding in a different state. Ideally, they wouldn’t stop you from succeeding in a different county or municipality.

    That might be a return to a USA of 150 years ago, Gilded Age or even pre-Civil War. The individual 13 colonies had a lot of that. Virginia was different from Massachusetts.

    Perhaps we’ll have something like the Church of England Articles (39 Articles?) that you have to subscribe to in order to work in the Establishment. Certain types of serious science will be done elsewhere by dissenting sects. For example, Joseph Priestley was a Unitarian and did not do his work at Oxford or Cambridge.

    I don’t expect a Soviet police state with work camps. The Russian Empire had a long history of forced labor and treating life as cheap that I don’t see here. Peter the Great building Saint Petersburg, to give one example.

    I don’t expect any kind of civil war. Ours would not be Spanish, or Russian, or English, or like the Wars of Religion. It’s appalling when you read about the French Wars of Religion off and on for more than 100 years. Let’s not have another civil war, ok?

    The blogger 20committee drew a speculation about the US becoming a gigantic Yugoslavia. I think the analogy is instructive, though it’s not likely. As an analytical device to point to our bad habits and “lack of seriousness” it has certain merits. We don’t actually talk about racial problems to solve them–half the time we seem to make things worse while allowing various groups to all feel more aggrieved simultaneously. Perhaps that’s not a bug but a feature.

    The author is John Schindler. Some of his essays have held up very well.

    https://20committee.com/2015/03/02/yugoslavias-warning-to-america/

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
  88. snorlax says:
    @Mitchell Porter

    Others will mention Walter Duranty, but a close second, or perhaps first since it was more geopolitically consequential, is the series of articles they published in the 1950s about the brave, pro-democracy, fanatically anti-Communist freedom fighter Fidel Castro. These articles had such a profound impact on US popular opinion that President Eisenhower was pressured into placing the Batista regime under an arms embargo in late 1959, leading directly to Castro’s takeover of Cuba.

  89. snorlax says:
    @Paco Wové

    TBH that’s probably an insult to Pravda and Isvestia.

  90. @Altai

    That there is someone designated DeBlasio’s chief strategist makes me wonder if Boris Johnson has a hair stylist and Roxanne Gay has a personal trainer.

    • LOL: Buffalo Joe
  91. GoneAnon says:
    @Keith Richards's secret account

    Most of his commenters tried to tell him. He didn’t listen.

    I think if the reporter would have just lied and said “Don’t worry bro we won’t publish your name” he would have collaborated 100% (and the reporter definitely would have published his name anyway).

  92. @JohnnyWalker123

    After what happened to Amy Cooper, she knows that she is about to lose her job and friends. This is a pretty awesome power that blacks have over whites now. Let’s hope they don’t abuse it.

  93. JackOH says:

    I only know the Slate Star Codex name. But, FWIW, sustained and plausibly effective criticism of the existing order of things is really difficult to keep up for non-institutional one-man shows, which I’m guessing SSC was. Platitudinous, ho-hum windbaggery is safe; carefully argued specifics–not so safe.

    Again, FWIW, I wrote a short while back in response to folks who seem to me a bit naive about our prospects for meaningful dissent or “resistance”:

    Yep. A decent-enough steady job, wife and children, the goodwill and respect–whether nominal or genuine–of neighbors, friends, and colleagues, recognized position within one’s occupation or other civic group, etc., make rhetorical dissent, let alone “resistance”, difficult, quixotic, and just plain crazy.

    • Replies: @NOTA
    , @Colin Wright
  94. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:

    What a bloody shame. Predictable but still a shame.

    What I don’t get is this:

    He’s been doxxed before. I can’t remember why and by whom but still remember his last name. But now he deletes his blog but keeps Twitter account? Twitter, of all things? Does not sound that he is very serious about it – just like he wasn’t serious enough about keeping his identity hidden before.

    Don’t think that he will be able to resist the temptation to restore the blog.

  95. GoneAnon says:
    @Glaivester

    The reporter is Cade Metz.

    @CadeMetz

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @res
  96. The wayback machine has a pretty good archive for his blog. Here’s yesterday’s backup.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20200622131343/https://slatestarcodex.com/

    Here’s the full resource.

    https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://slatestarcodex.com/

    You can find something to download the entire site onto your Windows machine, for your later viewing pleasure, Here:

    https://listoffreeware.com/best-free-website-downloader-software-for-windows/

    I assume Apple has a similar array. No idea about Android.

    • Thanks: kaganovitch
    • Replies: @gregor
  97. @B36

    Also interesting that Rice was murdered in a plot to gain control of his estate

    History repeating itself then.

  98. @HammerJack

    He’s toast, and while I know nothing about him, he does seem quite naïve. If he’s aroused the interest of the MSM–the NYT yet–he’s going down. Deleting his blog is an almost comical move in the year 2020, but it does point to the desperation of a relatively gentle soul. He’s not made for these times.

    Agreed. The hit piece was already written, and contacting Alexander was just a bit of box ticking necessary to pretend that they’ve adhered to standard and ethical practices.

    The worst of his blog (from the standpoint of his assassins) has already been captured. Nuking his blog is only a bit of clean up for him at this point – it’s damage control rather than preventing damage which has already occurred.

  99. @bomag

    Rod Dreher at The American Conservative is doing outstanding work on this subject of emerging soft totalitarianism. He is not self-censoring out of fear in writing under his real name. Rod is very clearly made of the stuff that liberty and civilization are made of. Perhaps only a small percentage of such people are needed to secure these blessings for broad society, but some discreet percentage are surely required. Self-cancelling Scott, blessed as he is said to be (I”m not a reader of his blog) with all of his high intelligence and attention span, seems to be made of the stuff that servility is made of.

    • Agree: Testing12
  100. nixxer says:

    I always wonder why Banksy is allowed the conceit of remaining “anonymous” even though there is no doubt many people in the art work and associated communities now exactly who he is. I’m sure there are people working at the New York Times itself who have actually hung out with him all the while knowing it was “Banksy”.

    It’s insane to me that he’s allowed this conspired anonymity while randos on the internet are forced into the open.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  101. Thea says:

    In the bright side…Being in the same company Bret Weinstein, Steve Hsu, James Watson, Matt Taylor Is a bit of an honor.

  102. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    “my patients – who run the gamut from far-left anarchists to far-right gun nuts

    See you have anarchists and NUTS as his patients? I would never go around that liar, or fraud, if he is an actual psychiatrist or anything, based on his view of his patients.

    “Psychiatrists are medical doctors (MDs) who graduate from medical school, have a year of medical internship, and have 3 years of residency in the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders.
    Psychologists have a doctoral degree in an area of psychology, the study of the mind and human behavior. They’re not medical doctors. A psychologist can have a PhD in philosophy or a PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology. Typically, they do 1-2 years of internship. Unlike psychiatrists, psychologists are also trained in giving psychological tests (like IQ tests or personality tests).”
    https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/psychologist-or-psychiatrist-which-for-you#1

  103. @SIMP simp

    Yup.

    This fellow bends over backwards to pay virtually all reparations, compliances, obligations, anything. The only thing he does not do is censor people who want to post argumentative comments in his blog because he is a free speech absolutist. This is an unforgivable sin for which he must be punished.

    In 1917 which was only 103 years ago they locked people in prison for speaking against the government. I hope losing his blog is the worst that happens to Scott.

    If you read between the lines of this comment:

    https://old.reddit.com/r/TheMotte/comments/gtj8qu/race_and_justice_much_more_than_you_wanted_to_know/fsdmwfn/

    you will be able to see that Scott has little objection to the “everything is the white man’s fault” schtick.

    • Replies: @Gabe Ruth
  104. B36 says:
    @Art Deco

    The inexorable pressures of government and mammoth insurance companies have lead to the result that the great majority of doctors today are employed, usually by large hospital or academic systems. The loss of the “shopkeeper” private practice doctor is one reason the profession is moving strongly to the left (half the articles in the New England Journal now are SJW crap). Also in most localities psychiatrists are in short supply. If he was cancelled and fired it is certainly possible there wouldn’t be another psych readily available and on the right insurance plans to take on his patients. And psych patients do kill themselves at times.

  105. Sorry, guys, if this was already written specifically, but I have only read through about 15 comments:

    If the guy is a psychiatrist that has given out his first and middle name, along with the not-that-huge city that he lives in, how hard would it be for any lame-brain to find him? You don’t need Jim Rockford at $200 per day plus expenses. Shit, if he were of the left, and it was time for me to do this, I wouldn’t have to know anybody and could do this in a day or two (at $200/day + expenses, of course).

    I haven’t read the guy’s blog, but I’ll take you all’s word for it that it was good reading. On the naivety of the guy, “indeed”, indeed. It’s not just naivety – it’s a lack of imagination here – think about what someone would have to do to find out who you are.

    I’d have kept the blog and found some new gun-nut patients. (For the guy with the funny comment about his patient’s being “nuts”, I’m sure Mr. “Alexander” used that phrase in just the general descriptive sense. I’m a “gun nut” myself, but I’m not nuts. Right?… right?)

  106. @Pericles

    Recently, Scott made a post in support of Steve Hsu. He also wrote a post extremely critical of paywalls, suggesting a search engine that didn’t return results behind paywalls.

    Another possibility is that there is some personal angle. Apparently, the NYTimes editor in charge of this article lives in the Bay area, where Scott lives.

    Scott claimed the author of the article seemed like he didn’t want to doxx Scott, so maybe he was assigned this article by the editor.

    Who knows…

  107. Anonymous[201] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    It’s comically disingenuous at best, when “poor minorities” film themselves winding up white people who are obviously mentally ill, then filming their carefully edited outbursts for fun and profit.

    Why aren’t mental health leaders speaking out against these assholes? Recently, the New York Post “reported” the outcome of a black woman after winding up a homeless white woman who was obviously not all together. The black woman edited it so you didn’t see what got the poor woman all wound up, of course. When the homeless woman called her the “n” word, the “offended” black girl started singing, “you’re gonna lose your job,” even though it was very clear the poor white woman was homeless. The black girl even said as much when she was interviewed. She knew she was being a cunt!

    Where’s the mental health professionals outrage regarding half-brained minorities pimping out the mentally ill for their personal/professional benefits? Kicking up shit because the mentally ill are easily manipulated? Where’s the shaming?

    Remember what the fellow said:
    Sometimes a cigar is really a cigar, and an malicious “n” word is really a malicious “n” word:

    https://nypost.com/2020/06/22/black-student-called-n-word-ape-in-vile-rant-on-nyc-street/

    • Replies: @Cortes
  108. botazefa says:
    @RichardTaylor

    If only we could elect a President who would go after the scum who harass Americans

    What would you have the President do, Richard? This isn’t an insurrection. This is a local law and order problem. Given how widespread it is, the localities are handling it pretty well insofar as the rioting and looting is not escalating.

    What would you have Trump do?

    • Replies: @Federalist
    , @RichardTaylor
  109. anonymous[201] • Disclaimer says:
    @JR.ewing.78

    I like to fool myself that my family could be self sufficient on our own little farm with all the chickens and vegetables that we grow outside the barn and all of the stockpiled ammo inside the barn, but then I usually conclude that we are too close to the big city (Houston) and eventually we would be overrun by the hordes, whether they be attackers or retreaters.

    If South Africa is any indication of the relationship between angry negroes and farmer’s, you can “fool yourself” all you like, but you’d be more of a “dead man walking.”

  110. @Kent Nationalist

    Yes, when reading his blog it was almost like it was written by a very bright home-schooled child.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  111. anon[280] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    The screenshot with him and Robin Deangelo is unintentionally hilarious.

    Side note: Robin Deangelo — of White Fragility fame — has an online bio that is noticeably sparse for the first 48 years of her life. Very odd considering her national prominence. It’s like she suddenly materialized in 2004, in her late 40’s.

    She is married to an app developer in Seattle (husband is Jason Toews who created GasBuddy), and I’m guessing she was a housewife for much of her life, holding half-serious jobs, before going into academia in middle-age (another sign she was financially supported). Maybe some Jewish roots she is looking to downplay as well?

    It could be an interesting story for internet sleuths.

    • Replies: @bigdicknick
  112. moshe says:
    @Pericles

    About a year ago there were people behind the scenes spending their every waking moment trying to destroy his private life. He says that it drove him to a literal nervous breakdown.

  113. @Namer

    It was the type of blog where you needed someone to give you the greatest hits. It was painful to read otherwise.

    • Agree: GLT
  114. @charles w abbott

    It won’t quite be like the Soviet Union or the old East Bloc in Soviet times

    It won’t be like the Soviet Union at all. For all its flaws, Soviet Russia remained a homeland for the Russians. There was never any mass replacement or genocide against the native population. Even the colonized republics, where Russians were planted to ensure loyalty, were all easily able to break away in 1990 because they were overwhelmingly still homelands for their peoples.

    America’s transformation is a genocidal project. Communism was gentle and loving by comparison.

  115. @JR.ewing.78

    The bottom line is, no man is an island. Individuals can’t function without a functioning society, so we all have a vested interest in making it work and making it fair.

    • Agree: Gabe Ruth
  116. The tip of the spear of tyranny in the end is the instigation and execution of interpersonal violence. That’s why it’s so important the masses be acclimated to licensing and registration of firearms as well as the same just for bearing them for self-defense (CCW). Make sure that owning and carrying a weapon is big hassle. When IL Gov. “Jelly Belly” (D) got into office, one of his first acts was to make gun shops implement a video surveillance system to photograph YOU when shopping.

    Over a century ago, small pistol carrying to ward off dogs and other vermin was accepted and desirable by ordinary people. Now the TPTB in urban areas discourage effective armed defense.

    Get rid of the NY’s Sullivan Law and implement Constitutional Carry.

    Shoot back. Make tyranny a dangerous profession.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  117. @HammerJack

    Yep – for these wokinistas deleting the blog is in itself prima facie evidence of not only the original wrongdoing but the more serious charge of evidence tampering.

  118. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @ATate

    TLP was the best writing I’ve read. I really loved that blog, absolute gems there still (last I looked) I wish the author would have kept writing.

    Is the author of TLP the same as SSC? Both psychiatrists?

    • Replies: @Gordo
  119. @Achmed E. Newman

    ” I’m a “gun nut” myself, but I’m not nuts. Right?…”

    How many times do I have to tell you? You have IGL[*] and it is nothing to be ashamed of.

    [*] – Insatiable Gun Lust (IGL)

  120. @John Achterhof

    I think it’s largely the issue of what line of work you are in.

    Rod Dreher makes a living by being Rod. Scott Alexander makes a living by practicing psychiatry, which means he (probably) got a bachelor’s degree in something and then definitely got an MD, passed boards, is state licenced, has done internship and residency. I presume that he works within a bureaucracy with H.R. and HIPAA and an operations manual hundreds of pages long, subject to thousands of pages of laws in the Federal Register.

    The paradigmatic example of people for whom “all publicity is good publicity” is artists. Rick James comes to mind, or apparently the crazed “Warrior Poet” D’Annunzio of roughly 100 years ago. Most people can’t do that. Mostof us don’t want to do it, either. And most of us can’t be Rick James, either.

    I think Taleb has discussed the general issue, and the importance of “f*ck you* money.

    For most people, the blog is simply a way to think out loud to themselves in front of an audience. Even if it gets out of hand and becomes a modest sensation

  121. @Keith Richards's secret account

    Good ideas, KRsa, Heterodox Academy, and Quillette. I’d welcome a column of Scott Alexander in Quillette. Could be nice too, because he would be incentivized to write in a more concise prose style.

  122. @botazefa

    Given how widespread it is, the localities are handling it pretty well insofar as the rioting and looting is not escalating.

    You’ve got to be kidding.

    • Replies: @botazefa
  123. Art Deco says:
    @John Achterhof

    Rod is very clearly made of the stuff that liberty and civilization are made of.

    You’re not that familiar with him.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke, snorlax, JMcG
    • Replies: @vinteuil
  124. Neuday says:
    @wren

    The youtuber I mentioned in that thread named his racetrack “The Freedom Factory.”

    In addition to the million or so views he gets for each video he puts out, he sells shirts that proudly say “MURICA” on them.

    That’s Cleetus McFarland. That channel is 100% harmless. By “Freedom Factory”, it’s the freedom for young Florida Men to race around in Crown Vics and do burnouts. Just another way for White men to keep their minds off what needs to be done.

    • Replies: @wren
  125. Abe says:
    @Ron Unz

    As I’ve previously pointed out, this is likely due to the “Lord Voldemort Effect.”

    But Ron, the NYT (or am I misremembering it and it was THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, or maybe THE NEW YORKER?- anyway, one of the big NYC papers) published a half-way fair profile piece on Steve right after the 2016 election, crediting him with masterminding the (duh) Sailer Strategy for winning the Presidency on the back of Rust Belt white voters. Was this simply a lapse before they decided Trump was Literally Hitler?

    • Replies: @Dieter Kief
    , @Ron Unz
  126. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    “Gun nut” is well understood, widely used turn-of-phrase that has nothing in itself to do with mental health.

  127. @Dieter Kief

    Good lord, the man is wordy. If anyone could benefit from an editor, it’s him.

  128. dearieme says:
    @Anonymous

    Get Carter was pretty good.

    Otherwise – was he about to be exposed as a friend of Epstein, was he about to go bankrupt, had he been diagnosed with terminal cancer, had the love of his life chucked him, was he drunk or high, or was he a poor bloody madman?

    If murder, for what? To shut him up? About whom? Did he know Joe Biden at all?

  129. @ScarletNumber

    … if you can find any Jewish, atheist, left-wing homeschoolers in the Bay Area who call themselves, “kind of asexual, kind of poly.”

    He wrote well, yes, but in the end he was eaten by his own monsters. I don’t feel bad for him at all.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  130. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    This guy is a psychiatrist, yet he refers to his patients in public as “nuts”? Maybe he’s wise to keep his name hidden.

    How is that different from fan, which is short for fanatic?

  131. @Nuncle

    If they do, will he bring the blog back? To be honest, he sounds like a bit of a wuss.

  132. @B36

    And psych patients do kill themselves at times.

    A feature, not a bug.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  133. Marty says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Actually, it wasn’t all that good reading.

  134. @Achmed E. Newman

    I’m a “gun nut” myself, but I’m not nuts. Right?… right?

    Who wants to be the one to break this to him?

    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  135. @Joe Stalin

    Get rid of the NY’s Sullivan Law and implement Constitutional Carry.

    Because Italians and Jews are citizens now!

    Robert Spitzer’s Guns Across America revealed an intriguing point– the poor white immigrants whom the Sullivan Law was aimed at (at least in rhetoric) were in full support of it. Kind of like the ghettos today.

    Spitzer teaches at SUNY Cortland, not the most prestigious institution. But that makes him a colleague of Judith Best, who wrote the best book anyone ever has about the Electoral College. Get your copy now. It can disappear in EC season.

    By the way, has anyone analyzed the difference in cost to the police between may-issue and shall-issue?

  136. @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    The private life is dead. History killed it.

    -Strelnikov, Dr Zhivago

  137. Bleuteaux says:
    @Anonymous

    “Most people are unaware that a lot of military guys want deployments because it means very generous additional pay. Nowadays you can become very well off in military service, especially as an officer.”

    It is incredible how this does not get more attention. The amount of pay for officers these days is beyond belief. A friend’s spouse makes three or four times in the military what he would make in a comparable position for his profession if he were civilian. “Gifts and prizes” that the average civilian can’t imagine.

    Yes, enormous financial incentives to get deployments. Exemption from federal income tax, hazard pay, separation pay, per diem. I also think the spouse gets to count them as a dependent since they’re not filing federal taxes?

    Their kid’s college is fully paid for since apparently you can apply the GI bill to offspring. This despite the military putting him through advanced graduate school. Half your salary as pension after 20 years. Eye-watering un-taxed housing allowance.

    What percent of Red state flyover types have any idea of this versus the mythical down on the farm kid who sacrifices to serve?

  138. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @A Fake Name, Don't Doxx Me

    +100

    Yes, dear Ron, could you perhaps reevaluate your policy of keeping logs? A change to not keeping an IP would take literally less than a minute of your time. You see, it would take a single successful hack, or a single SJW at the unz.com host to doxx scores of active commenters on your site. Seems like an unreasonable risk over very little gain.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
  139. @Abe

    New York Magazine

    • Thanks: Abe
  140. @Namer

    A shame, but this HBD crowd is ripe for cancelling. Anatoly Karlin nailed it: they’re politically and socially idiots, naive idealists, and outright ‘badleftists’, while doing ‘badscience’.

    You may “cancel the HBD crowd”, but you won’t be able to cancel HBD. That would be like trying to cancel gravity. So yeah, eventually that branch of science will rear its ugly head again. As for the curious case of Anatoly Karlin, he is about the last person qualified to give an advice about anything other than glorification of Russian nationalists.

    • Agree: vhrm, Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Stan
  141. botazefa says:
    @Federalist

    You’ve got to be kidding.

    You can’t imagine things being worse?

    • Replies: @Federalist
  142. Cortes says:
    @Anonymous

    Well said.

    There’s a large and growing number of disoriented, easily manipulated people suffering from a range of mental health problems available for exploitation by the unscrupulous. Quite apart from a lack of support from medical bodies, have they no religious leaders to speak against their mistreatments for “entertainment?”

  143. @JohnnyWalker123

    Thanks ! A very funny and scary video, and a perfect illustration of how that Scott Alexander person must’ve felt when he realized NYT was out to get him.

  144. @Anonymous

    Any thoughts on 55-year old film producer and founder of Shangri-La Entertainment, Steve Bing (“Get Carter”, “The Polar Express”, “Kangaroo Jack”, et al.), taking a swan dive from the 27th-floor of his condo in Century City?

    I was shocked. There are 27th floors in Los Angeles? Who knew?

    This is more of a Manhattan thing– Donny Hathaway, Carter Cooper, original “boomer” Susannah McCorkle… They went from the 15th, 14th, and 16th floors, respectively.

    The 27th? Hollywood can be so dramatic! What does a high-profile suicide do to the unit’s marketability? Future price?

    Does LA have dent control?

    https://www.livetenthousand.com/

    The City’s Super Rich Are Clamoring to Live in This Ridiculously Swanky Building in Century City

    Safety amenities:

    https://www.livetenthousand.com/wp-content/themes/tenthousand/images/popup-img-desktop.svg

    • Replies: @anonymous
  145. wren says:
    @Neuday

    Yeah, I linked to him in that thread that disappeared as an alternative to wokening NASCAR.

    I like his channel because he likes building things, does fun burnouts and is absolutely proud to be an American redneck.

    I think I may buy a “Murica” shirt, which is borderline subversive in this day and age.

    His mullet redneck persona is a shtick (he was or is in law school) but I think his “Freedom Factory,” “Murica” and “Hell Yeah, Brother!” message go beyond just dumb burnouts.

  146. Lurker says:
    @GoneAnon

    Could he have some ethnic/religious affiliations we’re unaware of?

    He does look like a balding Elvis Costello.

    • Agree: fish
  147. Ron Unz says:
    @Abe

    But Ron, the NYT (or am I misremembering it and it was THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, or maybe THE NEW YORKER?- anyway, one of the big NYC papers) published a half-way fair profile piece on Steve right after the 2016 election, crediting him with masterminding the (duh) Sailer Strategy for winning the Presidency on the back of Rust Belt white voters. Was this simply a lapse before they decided Trump was Literally Hitler?

    Not really. Steve’s writing has always been pretty mild, roughly in the same category as VDare, which the MSM is obviously willing to attack and denounce. In fact, the MSM journalist who was writing about Steve met me for lunch in Palo Alto, and we spent an hour or two talking. Don’t forget, just a couple of years earlier, the NYT had had a big front page story featuring me and my commando team when we launched that (unsuccessful) coup d’etat to seize control of Harvard and the Ivies. In fact, back I’m not sure this entire website had ever published anything especially “touchy” or “controversial.”

    During 2016 and 2017, I was busy with other things, but towards the middle of 2018 I finally went back to writing, and began publishing lots of *really* “touchy” articles in my American Pravda series, at which point the dynamics changed entirely. I’d say quite a number of my articles are 30x or 40x more “controversial” than anything VDare has ever published.

    https://www.unz.com/page/american-pravda-series/

    After a lot of effort, I finally managed to flush out the ADL, but after they saw my response to their rather milquetoast criticism, they went back into hiding and have remained there since.

    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-the-adl-in-american-society/

    I assume the ADL issued some sort of secret edict prohibiting the MSM or any activist organization from mentioning this website. That’s probably what saved Stephen Miller’s job last year:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/splc-tars-stephen-miller-with-guilt-by-association/#comment-3555705

    • Thanks: Abe
    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
    , @Dieter Kief
  148. Kyle says:

    Is the reporter not going to publish the article if he deletes the blog? It seems like the reporter can publish anything he wants at this point, regardless of slate star codex being canceled. Freud might say that he made the title of the blog an anagram of his name because he wanted people to know who he is. Now he’s changed his mind. People have a right to privacy but more prudently people need to stand up for what they believe in and advocate for themselves. Woke corporate multinationalism can’t cancel everyone. There’s nothing wrong with advocating for yourself, other people actually respect that. There’s a belief among many on the right that the sky will fall if they advocate their political views in public. But the sky won’t fall. It is easy for me to say that because my boss is a big trump guy, I work in a very right wing white male industry, and even if I did lose my job it isn’t much to lose.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  149. @JohnnyWalker123

    Karen, if you’re going to pay for secured parking then you should use it.

  150. Mr. Anon says:

    When it comes to talking to journalists, follow the same advice usually offered about talking to cops.

    Don’t.

    • Replies: @Anon
  151. Gordo says:
    @Anonymous

    Couldn’t be, TLP was far better written.

  152. @Anonymous

    You trust Unz? He’s got COINTELPRO written all over him!

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  153. Anonymous[435] • Disclaimer says:

    The ineluctable conclusion I’ve reached is: We don’t live in a democracy.

    The FIRST priority of a real democracy should be freedom of speech. I feel all other rights really are outgrowths of that- and many people like Jordan Peterson have discussed it’s crucial relevance.

    Totalitarian authoritarianism and liberal democracy are largely two sides of the same coin in the modern era.

    To be more precise:
    1) Regimes like China are very upfront in how they apply hard restraints to circumscribe the rights of their populace.

    2) In modern liberal democracies analogous constraints are applied by the left albeit often in a soft manner to limit freedom of speech.

    There are no serious impediments to extreme leftists, and they dominate the agenda and discourse of Hollywood, the Mainstream Media, Academia, the Deep State, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley- in essence all the levers of power. It is irrelevant if people theoretically can say whatever they want when there is also the concomitant threat that if they say and/or openly believe something politically incorrect they will be socially marginalized, fired or displaced from their job, and/or physically assaulted.

    As such, we don’t have real freedom of speech in a modern liberal democracy- and by extension, we don’t actually have a legitimate democracy in America. We are not that different from China.

    I don’t really stand with the protesters in Hong Kong- not since I had these epiphanies. As far as I’m concerned, all they are protesting is for the right of leftists to ultimately force limits on freedom of speech instead of the Chinese government.

    • Agree: BB753, JackOH
    • Replies: @Testing12
    , @BB753
  154. Anon[365] • Disclaimer says:

    Are you sure it’s not that crazy dot-Indian guy who does tech plus woke opinion pieces?

  155. “extremely high IQ”

    “Last week I talked to a New York Times technology reporter”

    not sure these 2 things go together.

    also, waybackmachine/archive.org has thousands of hits of his blog stored.

    “So, I kind of deleted the blog”

    yurg. not from the internet you didn’t.

    furthermore, why wouldn’t NYT dox him anyway.

    • Thanks: epebble
    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @epebble
  156. anon[409] • Disclaimer says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    As an old school gentleman I feel too sorry for the terrified sobbing woman to take any satisfaction in seeing a white Seattle liberal getting her come-uppance.
    She is obviously not terrified of the black man. She is terrified of being accused of being racist and losing her job and her life.
    All from a routine minor road rage incident and giving someone the finger.
    The gay black says she used racial slurs. Don’t believe it.

  157. @wren

    that was an amazing read. are each of “shiva’s scissors” basically an attempt to divide the population into 50/50 pools that fight each other until an exhaustion point is reached or both sides are destroyed?

    • Replies: @wren
  158. @Ron Unz

    I was listening to Chicago WIND-AM (560)’s Dan Proft talk show a while back and they were making obtuse references to Philip Giraldi’s article (The one about Jews that got him fired) and neither him, or his co-host Amy Jacobson, both half-Jewish would mention the Unz website where the offending article could be found.

    • LOL: Ron Unz
    • Replies: @Hibernian
  159. He will get doxxed anyway. May as well carry on with the blog.

    They are coming for all of us. Best to keep our heads high and our dignity intact.

  160. @JohnnyWalker123

    The way he is taunting her with “Karen”, “what’s up Karen? What’s wrong Karen?” is chilling. There is something deeply sociopathic and sadistic in his voice.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  161. @Ron Unz

    don’t kid yourself. within 2 years of President Biden taking office, this website will be deleted from the internet. see how vdare is going down? they’ll get around to this site eventually.

    Steve needs to decide whether he’s old enough and has enough money to stop blogging, or if he wants to continue, and then where he’s going to go after unz.com is shut down.

    not that President Biden’s lackeys won’t come for Steve eventually, if he starts his own blog again. because they will.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  162. anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Looks like it’s just down the street from Mathew Perry’s new apartment:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  163. Dutch Boy says:
    @Kent Nationalist

    I also wondered how deleting a blog would prevent him being doxxed. I also wondered why a guy who is supposed to be so smart is wasting his time in psychiatry, the modern version of witch doctor.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Joseph Doaks
  164. Bumpkin says:
    @Art Deco

    This would be a freer society if every single major media outlet was shut down

    What you may be missing is that that is already happening and is likely the main cause of their hysterics, screeching on the way out:

    The internet will go after the larger market of academia next, before finally taking on the dragon of the medical market.

  165. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @A Fake Name, Don't Doxx Me

    I take some precautions now, but years ago in more innocent times, I put my actual email in the email box and didn’t mask my IP address.

    How does one mask one’s IP address?

    • Replies: @vhrm
  166. @charles w abbott

    The samizdat will return. The best content will disappear from the internet and be spread by zines shanghai’d from the office copy room. There will be a new domestic police service trying to trace the subversives writing, distributing, and reading these zines. There will be a small workforce doing nothing but tracing contact markers off printer and xerox papers and building network diagrams to see who could be the responsible parties behind this treachery.

    This will be like trying to dry up the pacific ocean with a few bucket brigades.

    • Agree: Cortes
    • Replies: @Ray P
  167. Those saying deleting the blog won’t make a difference in doxxing are missing the point. Going from SSC->Scott’s real name is already easy. A NYT article would make it easy for his patients to go Scott’s real name->SSC.

  168. anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @prime noticer

    “extremely high IQ”

    “Last week I talked to a New York Times technology reporter”

    not sure these 2 things go together.

    also, waybackmachine/archive.org has thousands of hits of his blog stored.

    “So, I kind of deleted the blog”

    yurg. not from the internet you didn’t.

    Heh. when I read that I thought, “that’s so cute! what a 1994 thing to say!”

    That’s why I don’t have a Facebook page in my name. What made that policy even more solid was when I was using a fake name, and posted occasional criticism about a local mayor, who has a ton of lackey’s scouring facebook for unpleasant posts about their boss. Whenever I posted criticism, I’d be converged upon by his “passionate supporters.” I posted nothing particularly foul. Just criticism on this or that. His “defenders” always overstated their case, as if their job depended on defending him.

    After a couple of months, Facebook blocked me from signing on, and informed me that until I mailed them a photocopy of my drivers license and birth certificate, I would remain locked out of my account. If Facebook thinks I’m going to send them all the information their whack case employee’s need to dox me, or worse. Who gives that kind of information to those silly twerps? If my identity is stolen, how do I ascertain it wasn’t some psychopath soy boy trailer trash working at Facebook?

    Facebook wasn’t hassling me over some obnoxious post. Someone made a case to them that I wasn’t who I said I was, and they wanted to ensure that I was who I said I was, and wouldn’t allow me to maintain an account until I did. The only thing that would be clear to them was that I leaned conservative.

    It underscored to me Facebook’s prime directive with its conservative leaning users. They want to know where you are, what you’re thinking, and most important WHO you are.

    Mark Zuckerberg is a sociopath, and a hell of a lot more dangerous than Trump will ever be.

  169. Forbes says:
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Randi Zuckerberg’s generation came of age with voyeurism and narcissism. It’s the “Look at Me” generation, the everyone-gets-a-trophy-for-showing-up generation, the mob-participation generation.

    There is only one reason to have personal lives documented and on display: conformity.

    The inherent contradiction of the “Celebrate Diversity” fad is the demand for no actual differences, for equal outcomes, and for all to think and behave alike. Diversity is just a chosen identity from among the list of those approved by Facebook.

    Empty lives of meaningless existence, so their feelz is all there is…

  170. Anon[760] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mr. Anon

    When it comes to talking to journalists, follow the same advice usually offered about talking to cops.

    Don’t.

    Bubba Wallace is talking to the FBI.

    TMZ: BUBBA WALLACE
    SPEAKS TO FBI IN NOOSE PROBE
    … ‘Offended’ By Hoax Theories

    https://www.tmz.com/2020/06/23/bubba-wallace-noose-investigation-fbi/

    Something tells me he has a lot less to worry about than a slight mischaracterization of an obvious and trivial fact.

    I think Bubba could tell them he saw Putin and Trump go into the garage both holding the noose in their hands and would not have to worry about anything— apart from having to testify in Trump’s next impeachment hearing for Russian collusion in racial hate crimes.

  171. @nobodyofnowhere

    Here is the relevant current thread at reddit/r/sneerclub

    https://old.reddit.com/r/SneerClub/comments/he9fgd/rip_ssc/

    95% of the purpose of the sneer club reddit is to hate on Scott. Some of it is actually pretty hilarious.

    E. G. virgin scott chad eliezer meme

    • LOL: Anatoly Karlin
    • Replies: @Lowe
  172. wren says:
    @DCThrowback

    I thought they were just AI-generated statements that were obviously true to some groups and just as obviously false to others.

    Like “It’s okay to be white.”

    Or “All lives matter.”

    Anyway:

  173. @SIMP simp

    No, that’s the editor.

    • Replies: @SIMP simp
  174. @B36

    B36, Cuyahoga County, Ohio is set to declare “racism” a health hazard.

  175. “Revolution can never happen and the right can never win because we are no longer farmers who control the food supply”

    a major factor. when every guy was independently employed as a farmer or blacksmith or whatever, nobody could fire them for saying something they didn’t like.

    now that almost nobody is a farmer or blacksmith, and has some company job that they depend on if they want to eat, it’s increasingly the reverse.

    people on the right do still control the food SUPPLY, though. whether they’ll use that as a weapon against he left remains to be seen. it easily could be, of course. cities can’t feed themselves and could be starved out no problem.

    • Replies: @jsm
    , @Achmed E. Newman
  176. @JR.ewing.78

    JR, I wonder what would happen if the “hordes” ventured into the countryside and encountered the Amish.

  177. gregor says:
    @Bill Jones

    Archive.org works for now but I think it’s only a matter of time before they go after that. Steve posted something a while ago where they were upset about people posting archived versions of webpages to work around FB bans on “fake news” sites.

    Lots of censored YouTube videos are on archive.org as well as numerous old books. But can we count on it to be there a couple of years from now?

    SSC is pretty tame from what I can tell so that particular site is probably safe. But I think there’s risk with harder stuff. Also the wayback machine is mostly useful for stuff you are already aware of. But it’s hard to find something if you don’t know it’s there. Now SSC articles won’t be included in a Google search results for example.

  178. Ray P says:
    @Morton's toes

    I hope everyone has a stockpile of Gestetner machine stencils.

  179. @thomasblair

    thomas, nice try but it means people who have an irrational attachment to their guns. We have no knife nuts, axe nuts, ligature nuts, etc.

    • Replies: @Kaz
    , @Reg Cæsar
    , @Anonymous
  180. @JohnnyWalker123

    I think people are truly becoming insane due to a combination of too much cell phone use and social media. With this woman who knows but we are becoming isolated and cut off from real human interaction. Particularly women.

    I think someone needs to do a remake of the Twilight Zone where William Shatner ends up freaking out from this little fortune teller box with a devil bobbing head that keeps feeding him ideas. Only now it would be his cell phone.

  181. Ragno says:

    You don’t have to work at the New York Times to know, first and foremost, that – seppuku or no seppuku – they are going to dox him ANYWAY. That became a foregone conclusion the moment Scott kindly asked the reporter not to out him. Let’s hope Scott has enough sand in his shorts to return the “favor” immediately.

    The way he is taunting her with “Karen”, “what’s up Karen? What’s wrong Karen?” is chilling.

    Been saying this for weeks now – “Karen” is simply a safe and culturally-approved way to hate white women. (Wait a minute – wasn’t that “Becky” not too long ago? It was – until someone noticed that there are lots of Jewish Rebeccas, whereas Karen is a little too Nordic for the Tribe to worry about getting caught in the net. It’s almost ironic that there are more black Karens than there are black Beckys, but never mind – it’s not so much who gets slimed, even by accident, as who doesn’t – by design)

    • Replies: @Ragno
  182. Anon[154] • Disclaimer says:
    @william munny

    Ron, any thoughts on the guilt-by-association-with-you that helped take down Steve Hsu?

    Hopefully, Ron is safe for a while. Unz.com is a containment zone right now. It is convenient to have a place where the dissidents can be corralled and monitored.

    Unz for the boomers, 4chan for the edgy zoomers.

  183. Anonymous[437] • Disclaimer says:
    @stillCARealist

    Scott’s the pro-worker kind of Leftist, not the anti-White kind. I’d bet Steve’s traffic comes disproportionately from the Bay Area.

    I always find it funny when people sneer at Jews and atheists in the very same breath, unable to see the irony in implicitly demanding belief in a Jewish-originating religion. It’s true the Left is always purging it’s own, but being a professed Leftist at least provides some protection. The Right doesn’t do anything, so why should anyone identify as right-wing?

    Our salvation is more likely to come from intelligent atheists in the Bay Area than dumb bible thumpers in Missouri.

    https://www.counter-currents.com/2020/06/st-george-floyd-a-modern-christian-martyr/

    • Agree: GoRedWings!
    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson
  184. Anon[154] • Disclaimer says:

    Scott’s real sin was being too fair minded. He would write 10 pages of fair and unbiased explanation of both sides of a complicated issue. Then he would end by clinging safely to the lefty position – no matter how weak that position was.

    It left a lot of people questioning their priors. I know I can’t be the only one who found the bread crumb tail to the dissident right from Scott’s blog.

    That is why he has to go. The commenter who called it a firebreak is right on target.

  185. @thomasblair

    It was said by a medical professional in the context of discussing his medical practice and his actual patients. It was not said by Joe Biden in a stump speech, or by my barber in a bantering conversation.

    Language has a positional aspect, and meaning is inflected by the speaker’s and listener’s status and position. If I attend a luncheon with the Austrian ambassador and address him as Your Excellency, that means something different than if I address you as Your Excellency in the context of a goofy blog comment.

    tl;dr: Do not attempt to defy Language Nazi!

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  186. Ron Unz says:
    @Henry's Cat

    You trust Unz? He’s got COINTELPRO written all over him!

    This is exactly the sort of reason it’s so totally pointless for me to promise to delete our IP logs email addresses, or other info…

    If I did that, some of the commenters would be temporarily happy, but then they’d start to worry: what if I was lying? The more paranoid ones would become 100% sure that our website was really a “honey trap.”

    It’s easy to use a fictional or secondary email, and I think it’s also pretty easy to mask your IP with that Tor thing people sometimes talk about. So if commenters want to take those precautions, they should do so, to whatever paranoid extreme extent they want. Maybe they should stop using gmail and switch to some encrypted system. Maybe they should stop using the Internet and live in a cabin in the Alaska tundra.

    But here’s a question I’ve repeatedly asked over the years. There are huge numbers of cases of people who say something “incorrect” and lose their jobs as a consequence. But in something like 98% of the time, it’s because they sent out a public Tweet that got them into trouble.

    If someone kills a bunch of people in a terrorist attack, then the government tries to find all his comments on the Internet. But can anyone think of a single case where some ordinary person (not an elected official or a celebrity) got doxxed and purged for leaving anonymous comments on a website? I can’t.

  187. Malcolm Y says:

    Freedom’s just another word for nothin left to lose.

  188. @anonymous

    Looks like it’s just down the street from Mathew Perry’s new apartment:

    I noticed that, too, but wasn’t sure who this Matthew Perry was, or why he would be important, so didn’t mention it.

    Now this Matthew Perry, or any of his family, is worthy of note:

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  189. vhrm says:
    @ATate

    Dude, don’t let the terrorists win. Some prepping is def. good, but ideally we still want to enjoy our mostly chill life of family, friends, food, etc.

    If you want peace, prepare for war, but that’s not to HAVE the war.

  190. @Ron Unz

    What I don’t understand is our Concern Trolls.

    Why would anyone post a concern troll here? Guilt-by-association, bay-bee, people won’t care that you were telling people about the crimethink of iSteve?

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  191. @Altai

    despite Trump having managed to kill the least number of people in imperial wars of any postwar president. (Except maybe Jimmy Carter)

    This was always his real crime in the eyes of the DC imperialist class.

  192. My comment is already pretty far down in this column, but I just want to add a perspective from the other side of psychiatry, the patient side:

    I can’t feel to sorry for “Scott Alexander,” because he clearly has made his good living off the hard-earned money of trusting people in agony, like me, who have paid his exorbitant fees and given the benefit of the doubt to his profession.

    Sorry, but he is one step away from a quack. A very-well educated and licensed quack, but a quack nevertheless.

    Still, what the New York Times is doing is reprehensible, and he, the over-compensated psychiatrist/witch doctor should be free from doxxing, as we all should be.

    This is indeed just another sign of the danger we, and our witch doctors, are in.

    BTW, my last psychiatrist was an MIT graduate who bragged about getting a perfect score on the SAT. He’s even on the board of admissions there. We get the best doctors here. His schtick consisted of talking to me for ten minutes, renewing my prescription to whatever SSRI was sold to him, and charging me $350 (ten years ago, so go ahead and adjust for inflation yourself.) It’s a scam.

  193. wren says:
    @Ron Unz

    I think people are concerned about the trajectory of our current Salem witch hunt cultural revolution.

    As the woke run out of public figures to cancel they will switch to private anonymous commenters to doxx and destroy.

    • Agree: Hibernian
  194. @JohnnyWalker123

    almost causing a accident

    It was a accident
    It was a accident
    I didn’t mean it!

  195. • Replies: @J.Ross
  196. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    She’s lucky the guy she flipped off is the fruitiest negro within 500 miles.

    Why? What if he hadn’t been?

  197. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    I think the concern is that the future may well be different than the past. It won’t be pretty when the people who are smashing statues right now get full control of law enforcement. Yes, there are already a lot of left-wingers in those positions, but the rising generation is a whole different breed.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  198. @Ron Unz

    Well, Ron, I hope you are honest, because I have trusted you with my IP, my Patreon, and lots of biographical comments.

    And I have made a fool of myself on occasion.

    I admire you and support your effort to facilitate the dialectic.

  199. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dutch Boy

    I also wondered how deleting a blog would prevent him being doxxed. I also wondered why a guy who is supposed to be so smart is wasting his time in psychiatry, the modern version of witch doctor.

    Why do you consider psychiatry to be like a witch doctor? What about psychology/regular therapy?

    What could he be doing instead?

  200. Lowe says:
    @Morton's toes

    Yudkowsky always struck me as having all the indicators of a cult leader.

    Not that that makes Scott any less of a wimp, but at least he genuinely wants to help his autistic readers.

    Yudkowsky just wants to soak them for contributions to his “institute” so that he can pontificate on moral AI.

    • Replies: @Pericles
  201. Goatweed says:

    The Stephen Miller mentioned here, the same as President Trump’s aide?

  202. @Ron Unz

    They won’t try to doxx you, but they will try to get your internet service provider to drop you. Make sure you have a site-wide back-up and a Plan B for a server.

    They may also try to get credit card companies and banks to stop doing business with anyone associated with this site. Perhaps not this year, but within 5 years I expect that will happen. Pay Pal has already dropped others out of SJW pressure.

    Have a Plan B for all this please. This site has to survive.

    • Agree: Thea
  203. @Buffalo Joe

    thomas, nice try but it means people who have an irrational attachment to their guns. We have no knife nuts, axe nuts, ligature nuts, etc.

    What did I ever do to you, Joe? I even rooted for the Bills in three of those Super Bowls, even though hating them as a kid.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  204. @(((Owen)))

    “For all its flaws, Soviet Russia remained a homeland for the Russians. There was never any mass replacement or genocide against the native population. “

    I guess the Ukrainians weren’t so lucky, or dozens of other nationalities in the Soviet Empire.

    But it’s true that after 45 years of Soviet domination the peoples of Eastern Europe are still intact as racial groups.

    (Incidentally the Romanians and Poles, while keeping Covid-19 at bay in their countries, are spreading it impressively in Western Europe. After four UK meat processing plants closed for outbreaks, the largest meat plant in Germany is shut. All of these plants have high numbers of EE workers.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/22/meat-plant-must-be-held-to-account-covid-19-outbreak-germany

    The question is, is it the cold (to protect the meat) conditions in the plants spreading the virus, or the lack of distancing by the workers, perhaps tolerated by management in the interests of productivity?)

  205. Hibernian says:
    @Joe Stalin

    I live in Chicago and I’m quite familiar with Proft and Jacobson; nether seem at all Jewish to me; maybe 1/8. Sure you don’t have one or the other of them confused with Dan Wolf, whom I believe at various times was on air with each of them?

    • Replies: @Joe Stalin
  206. @Art Deco

    He wrote that so that the NYT could look ‘problematic’ if they go ahead and doxx him. Smart, but I’m not sure it will work. They may choose to doxx him out of spite anyway, or as an example to show that thoughtcrime means cancellation no matter what, there is no way to save yourself.

  207. SIMP simp says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Right. Sorry. Pui-Wing Tam is the editor who insisted on using SA’s real name. Cade Metz is the reporter.
    https://www.nytimes.com/by/cade-metz

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  208. c matt says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Well, in 2020 – I mean, Year Zero – a “gun nut” is someone who believes the 2nd Amendment is in the Constitution.

    A real nut is someone who believes the government will uphold said Amendment.

  209. @Anonymous

    “Trump has either been rendered powerless by Deep State/the permanent bureaucracy, or the U.S. Presidency is just a figurehead position.”

    It wasn’t just a figurehead position when the John Doe calling himself “Barack Obama” held it.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
  210. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:

    In general, don’t trust reporters’ spin of what slant their upcoming article about you is going to take when they are trying to wheedle you into cooperating with it.

    Don’t trust reporters, full stop.

    Didn’t 60 Minutes teach two generations of Americans that reporters have made up their minds about a story before they’ve written a word of it? Why anyone would talk to them in the year 2020 is beyond me.

  211. vhrm says:
    @Anonymous

    How does one mask one’s IP address?

    Well, you could connect from Starbucks or the library. Then it’s THAT IP that gets logged.

    More generally though you have to use a VPN service (which costs some $$, but not too much)

    https://www.cnet.com/news/best-vpn-service-of-2020/

    Note though that JUST using a VPN won’t help if you log in to your Google account , fb or your bank on the same browser that you post your political views with since the tracking companies will figure out who you are. unz won’t have the data, but Google will.

    If you really really care keep a whole separate laptop for controversial activities (in addition to still using browsers with anti tracking and e.g Ghostery) and only ever connect to the vpn with that. and don’t pay for the vpn with your CC.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  212. @botazefa

    Sure, things could always be worse.

    State and local governments were pretty good at shutting down church services and generally harassing the public over the CoronaPanic. When it comes to stopping rioting, looting, arson, and violence – not so much.

  213. vinteuil says:
    @John Achterhof

    Dreher can be pretty cucky – the other day he put up an angst-ridden post:

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/black-lives-matter-audubon-pilgrimage-west-feliciana/

    …about the “Audubon Pilgrimage” tradition in his home parish.

    But most of what he’s been writing lately is very good indeed.

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/

    • Replies: @Anon
  214. @anon

    The gay black says she used racial slurs. Don’t believe it.

    Right, he mentioned the flipping off several times and then suddenly remembers that she called him the N-word. I don’t buy it.

  215. vinteuil says:
    @(((Owen)))

    For all its flaws, Soviet Russia remained a homeland for the Russians. There was never any mass replacement or genocide against the native population. Even the colonized republics, where Russians were planted to ensure loyalty, were all easily able to break away in 1990 because they were overwhelmingly still homelands for their peoples.

    Soviet Russia changed over time. Early on, “mass…genocide against the native population” was very much part of the plan. Only after the breakup of the Nazi/Bolshevik alliance did Stalin revert to nationalism – “The Great Patriotic War.”

  216. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:
    @vinteuil

    I read Dreher regularly. He can be really cringe and weepy, but he does have interesting insights and generates interesting conversations.

    My sense is that he fears, deep down, that HBD is true. He occasionally wrings his hands about the rise of racial politics on the right, but makes no arguments against it.

  217. @Ron Unz

    violentacruz got doxed at reddit and fired. Now he was bragging about oral sexing his stepdaughter and nobody gives a shit about violentacruz but there’s your one black swan.

  218. Rob says:

    Scott Alexander, God rest his blogging soul, is being cancelled for his tacit support of IQ matters (how could a guy that brilliant not notice IQ, and more importantly, hbd, which is absolutely verboten with the progressives.

    I read a write-up about him on a wiki, rationalwiki or something like that. The article mentioned several times the fact that Scott allowed hbd in comments sections, sometimes. Maybe that he believed racial differences were possible.

    Even if he had been so cagey as to never let slip that duh, IQ is real and has different means in different populations, he doesn’t ban outright for mentioning hbd.

    I really wonder if unz is not the last haven to be left, and is heavily monitored. Do they read us to get ideas? See what’s next on the biocon right?

    The fact that the white population has bifurcated into two populations on the basis of IQ, sorted for, what, 3 generations, has solidified into two tribes, and the ‘liberal’ tribe hates the red tribe, really shows the importance of IQ.

    Trumpism was a huge danger to the powers that be. I think they can stay on top longer than the first world can maintain the cognitive capital to stay first world. If you were planning to site a multi billion dollar factory, would you put it here? After coronavirus shut us down for months because the permanent government does State does not have the capacity to regulate tests properly. I’m starting to buy Ron’s coronavirus theory with the modification that the US was the intended target.

    Because progressivism is now smashing all American idols, and is a couple of elections away from police (or troops) standing aside while mostly peaceful protestors set demolition charges to destroy the Jefferson memorial, then all men being equal will be swept aside, Without free speech, then course corrections are impossible.

    It occurs to me that the prison camps won’t look like camps, and will have a decent life by modern standards, and by future standards, especially with respect to crime. Just no one who lives in them will have any possible political influence. They’ll be gentle gulags while we are birth controlled to extinction or docility. Maybe we’re too domesticated to rebel?

    Some snags are the breeder’s equation, immigrant quality, and China. Will China keep sending us stuff for dollars once they have the rest of our industry? Maybe the plan is that Korea and Japan will keep sending us stuff to keep the nuclear umbrella and counterweight China? Maybe they don’t have a grand path to a sustainable future because they don’t really believe science, especially ‘pseudoscience’?

    Maybe Twitter is a God that must be placated, and no one is in charge? That’s even scarier. If there’s a grand conspiracy, they can stop. If there’s not…this is definitely going to fail. The US will be a third world country.

  219. @Phil

    I can’t imagine that this, combined with the confederate flag prohibition, will play well with NASCAR fans. The NASCAR execs must believe their fans are too stupid to know that NASCAR has given them the middle finger.

  220. DPG says:
    @anonymous

    He wrote a very long post once about adderall, and early on he mentioned how an unexpectedly large part of being a psychiatrist is simply being a gatekeeper for people who want adderall in order to further their careers.

  221. Chu says:
    @Altai

    Wow, that is sad. All this is so engineered – A Revolution while we we’re told to stay inside because of a deadly virus that will kill seniors. But now we’re racists and it’s a Neo Jim Crow era.

    Here’s a post on Twitter about taking down statues of Jesus.

    Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been. In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went?EGYPT!Not Denmark.Tear them down.— Shaun King (@shaunking) June 22, 2020

  222. Garlic says:
    @Ron Unz

    On Ron’s question about an ordinary person getting doxxed and purged for leaving a comment on a website:

    Scott Alexander mentions one of his readers who was swatted solely (he thinks) due to comments he left on the SSC website. See:

    https://slatestarcodex.com/re-swatting/

    Caveats: I’m only reading what’s written. I have no way of verifying it. Also, it appears the reader commented under his real name, not a pseudonym, so was not strictly an anonymous commentator, but does appear to have just been an ordinary joe, not any kind of celebrity or political figure.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  223. @charles w abbott

    Let’s not have another civil war, ok?

    You seem to think it is up to us. It is not. See Jim Goad in Taki for details. Oh, and do watch the video James Woods posted.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
  224. anon[332] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    I agree with your comment. I’ve seen an enormous increase in the commenting section volumes across numerous dissident websites — very noticeable. It seems as though conservative normies might finally be leaving the plantation and looking for a new ideology. At the end of the day, it was an enormous mistake by Google to shut down The Federalist’s comment sections. Now, other websites will get that traffic and lots of redpills will flow.

    PS. NEVER cooperate with an occupying force. That’s one of the primary laws of occupation warfare. Resist for as long as possible. Cooperation only lends legitimacy. The public assumes that the source must be fair (thus authoritative) if you do so. When they write a hit piece or do something else heinous, the public assumes it may be true because you lent them legitimacy. Don’t. Ever.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  225. vinteuil says:
    @Art Deco

    You’re not that familiar with him.

    But you are?

    So you’re an NRO (National Review Online) insider.

    The only remaining question is – which one?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  226. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    Despite being purged by both Google and Facebook, our webzine has recently set new traffic records over the last month because of the “organic” impact of all the crazy national protests and controversies.

    Thank you for posting this.

    I had wondered if the Streisand Effect would kick in, and people who knew nothing about the site would feel compelled to drop by to see why Facespace and Gulag were getting their knickers in a twist over it.

    Now I know: well done. It is heartening to hear that the site is getting more traffic than ever.

    (I always like to think the truth will out.)

    PS: thank you for continuing to allow anons to post here. Times being what they are, I’m sure I am not the only one who appreciates your doing this.

  227. @Anonymous

    White men don’t have many career options.

    Imagine actually believing this utter horseshit.

  228. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    Let’s change what it means to be professional in the Internet age. The time when your personal identity was a secret to your colleagues is over and done.

    Not by a long chalk, but you would like it to be over and done, wouldn’t you?

    And that is a good thing.

    Only if your brother happens to be in the business of selling everyone else’s personal identity (while zealously guarding his own, of course!).

  229. The New York Pravda formerly known as the New York Times still covering up for the left since the days f Walter Duranty

    • Agree: Hibernian
  230. Anonymous[741] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    But can anyone think of a single case where some ordinary person (not an elected official or a celebrity) got doxxed and purged for leading anonymous comments on a website?

    No, but they are just starting. Have some imagination. The “we will try to screw everyone posting on that holocaust denial web site” is definitely coming. The writing is on the wall.

  231. bucky says:
    @Carol

    We didn’t see what she allegedly did. We definitely see that young man trying to ruin her life, trying to become famous just like Mr. Christian Cooper. Probably also sensing a nice gofundme payday out of the video.

    For every event, there are like a dozen copy-cat events.

  232. @Anon

    Any recent movie (that doesn’t include a Super Soaker) could be safely renamed A Day Without a Black Invention.

  233. FPD72 says:
    @HammerJack

    Rice has been woke for a long time. About 15 years ago the son of our neighbor applied to Rice. He had a better than 4.0 average (due to AP and Honors classes), scored 1600 on the SAT, and was rejected because he didn’t add to the school’s diversity.

    The decline of Rice in both athletics and academics is heartbreaking. In 1954 Rice defeated Alabama (led by Bart Starr) in the Cotton Bowl, was exclusively for STEM majors, and was tuition free. It’s been downhill ever since, with the exception of their College Bowl championship under the leadership of our host.

  234. Stan says:
    @Black-hole creator

    Karlin parrots the western liberal drivel on most subjects. He is a bore compared to
    Saker.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  235. @Hibernian

    No, it wasn’t Dan (Bruce?) Wolf. I know Proft is a Catholic and Jacobson is definitely a Christian church goer. I recall at different times Proft mentioning Jewish heritage and I think I heard Amy mentioning it once. 1/8? I dunno. Maybe someone can inform us with the straight scoop.

  236. Testing12 says:
    @Anonymous

    Of course we don’t. It’s clear that our two party system (soooooo much better than those totalitarian one-party systems!) is a dog and pony show to make the masses think they have a say. Democrats and republicans are the harlem globetrotters and washington generals, putting on a fake game for the fans.

  237. @DextersLabRat

    The way he is taunting her with “Karen”, “what’s up Karen? What’s wrong Karen?” is chilling. There is something deeply sociopathic and sadistic in his voice.

    Well, if you look closely his Twitter handle is:

    wypipo_h8

    Indeed.

  238. @SIMP simp

    If only he had belonged to ISIS, instead;

    “Here is an instance of the New York Times granting pseudonymity to an ISIS fighter, the courtesy that they would not extend to Scott Alexander.”

    • Agree: SIMP simp
  239. NOTA says:
    @JackOH

    SSC also had a very active comment section that, IMO, probably had a higher average IQ than the incoming class at Harvard, with an extremely wide range of opinions and interests and ideas. RIP.

    • Thanks: JackOH
    • Replies: @Curle
  240. @Inquiring Mind

    I heard a “Concern Troll” advertisement on WLS-AM (890) radio this Sunday. It was on the “Ben Shapiro” show.

    It was an ad promoting the virtues of keeping your gun stored safely away at home and away from “the children.”

    As I was listening, I asked myself: “Who’s running a gun safety ad on a supposedly (neo-) “conservative” talk show?

    Then I heard the word: “Brady”

    Brady. As in “Handgun Control, Inc.”, the brainchild of Nelson T. Shields.

    We’re going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily — given the political realities — going to be very modest. . . . [W]e’ll have to start working again to strengthen that law, and then again to strengthen the next law, and maybe again and again. Right now, though, we’d be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice. Our ultimate goal — total control of handguns in the United States — is going to take time. . . . The first problem is to slow down the number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered. The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal.

    Richard Harris, A Reporter at Large: Handguns, New Yorker, July 26, 1976, at 53, 58 (quoting Pete Shields, founder of Handgun Control, Inc.) (boldface added, italics in original).

    http://gunscholar.com/gunban.htm

  241. @Reg Cæsar

    reg, we’re good. Bills not so much or the Sabres.

  242. J.Ross says:

    So there’s this medical virus disease, and it’s totally real, and the doctors say so. It’s so terrible that we must sacrifice the greatest objective (normie-visible) success of the current presidential administration, which is totally not something we wanted. If anyone questions this reasoning then they get unpersonned and threatened (just medical doctor stuff!). Also because the disease is so terrible and potentially wide-ranging, we have to lie about the effectiveness and safety of a drug which has been safely used for decades, and which was suggested by top mainstream experts, and which will be used anyway by multiple countries and doctors. People who test positive will be carefully interrogated to determine if they infected others.
    Oh but hey if there’s a protest then none of this applies.
    Wait, spoke too soon. If there’s a protest we agree with, then poof: magical virus erasure. If there’s a protest we don’t like then there’s no magical virus erasure, in fact then the virus is like in a monster movie where they think they’re killing it but actually it comes back stronger. But not if we like the protest, then you don’t have to worry about that.
    Medical science.

  243. anon[284] • Disclaimer says:

    Technically, “Slate Star Codex” is an anagram of “Scott Alexasder”, not of “Scott Alexander”.

  244. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    Namely, that the various powerful activist organizations and the MSM they influence have apparently concluded that much of our website content—notably including my own American Pravda series—is so horrifying that simply to mention it might risk their own destruction.

    Does this mean you will be updating the tagline for the site to:

    Unz.com: the most horrifying website human civilisation has ever produced

    (Well, it gets my vote, anyway.)

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  245. @Ron Unz

    touchy – Holden Caulfield… – my parents would have about two hemorrhages apiece if I told anything pretty personal about them – and besides, they’re quite touchy, especially my father. They’re nice and all – I’m not saying that – but they’re also touchy as hell.

  246. J.Ross says:
    @Thulean Friend

    This [fellow] right here! This man gets it. Anyone in danger of harassment by activist-journalists should consider imitating his example.

  247. SFG says:

    Goodnight, sweet blogger…and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  248. @SIMP simp

    Pui-Wing Tam is the editor who insisted on using SA’s real name.

    Pui-Wing Tam = Impugn a wit.

    Cade Metz is the reporter.

    Cade Metz = Dec matez. Demecatz.

    • LOL: SIMP simp
  249. @RichardTaylor

    So, tell me again why do White guys make sacrifices to keep this system working?

    A question millions of white soldiers might have asked in 1861.

    At least one side wasn’t saddled with four million welfare cases that had to be fed.

    • Replies: @Curle
  250. @Altai

    After almost four years of being dragged by shitlibs and blamed for Hilary’s loss, Bernie is now under fire for not doing enough to promote Joe Biden although he has done more to support Joe than Hilary (which is remarkable, especially considering the fact that there’s barely anything there to support.)

    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder,

    I find that celebrities broadcasting from home look so forlorn and deflated, and considerably less attractive than in their studios. It could just be the result of lighting and bad angles, or because they no longer have the services of an army of make-up artists and hair stylists.

  251. @A Fake Name, Don't Doxx Me

    I take some precautions now, but years ago in more innocent times, I put my actual email in the email box and didn’t mask my IP address.

    It’s too late now.

  252. @Anonymous

    The Right doesn’t do anything, so why should anyone identify as right-wing?

    Aligning your views with reality is always beneficial, even if the rest of those that do the same don’t “do anything.” Besides, no one asks you to identify as right-wing. Just stay out of the way. We will solve these problems, and pathetic wimps like you will just slow us down and probably you will get hurt if you try to “help” in the process.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  253. Anon[195] • Disclaimer says:

    Blast from the past, the Cranky Geeks hosted by John C. Dvorak. My favorite video podcast back in the old pre-podcast days, a semi-clueless, too-inside-baseball take on the tech industry every week, and very funny. He was a regular guest on the show, representing The Register, which is a sort of British taboid take on tech news, a Daily Mail-style version of Wired. That got him a job at the actual Wired, and then on to the New York Times more recently. San Francisco based, so has he attended SSC get-togethers? Was there an informal NDA/no-dox agreement for attendees?

  254. @Ron Unz

    Namely, that the various powerful activist organizations and the MSM they influence have apparently concluded that much of our website content—notably including my own American Pravda series—is so horrifying that simply to mention it might risk their own destruction.

    Yes, that’s it. They fear the increasingly popular Unz.com.

  255. @Ron Unz

    I am grateful that you host this site. You are a lighthouse on a coast of darkness.

  256. Ragno says:
    @Ragno

    Once again, my mild-mannered comment remains in moderation hell for over 12 hours.

    Why? Search me. It’s not as though I’m going to suddenly start pulling the rope in the other direction out of petulance, but – it would be nice to have my wrongthink explained to me.

  257. Art Deco says:
    @vinteuil

    No, I’m not an NRO insider, just someone who has read his writing. (He worked at NR for just a year, left the staff in 2002, and hasn’t been on their contributor’s list since 2006. He departed the list in a huff, after getting a book published and discovering that most of gang at NR was unimpressed and willing to say so in print if asked).

    I first ran into Dreher when he was a columnist for the New York Post, and, more saliently, a frequent presence at Catholic blogs. He’s was very much a known quantity in those circles and not respected for good reasons. He’s also been quite public about his personal history and his mundane life in a number of venues. To anyone familiar with Dreher, your description of him is…idiosyncratic. (I was banned from his comboxes at The American Conservative some years back, btw, and not for defensible reasons).

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Desiderius
  258. @Art Deco

    Yes, he has the unfortunately common tendency in “conservative” circles to sell out anyone even remotely on his side when the going gets anywhere near tough, and at times even when it doesn’t.

    Decent writer though.

  259. almost saintly

    As we’ve seen with the wokels who like the Original Sin of traditional Christian doctrine but aren’t so much on the redemption end of things, Jefferson-style cafeteria Christianity never works out nearly as well as it looks on paper.

    In Alexander’s case turning the other cheek out of context just makes you the worst possible Tit-for-Tat player.

    Many such cases.

  260. Hibernian says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    There’s a difference between the ambassador at a formal luncheon, and the Ambassador having a beer with friends, who might call him Your Excellency in a lighter vein. (Austria is German, after all.) The shrink can be a regular guy after hours, in a sane society, which unfortunately we are not. Do you think the gun nut patient is going to commit suicide (excuse me, die from suicide) if he some how finds out that his shrink made a reference to gun nuts in his blog?

  261. @SFG

    He’s not dead yet, Jim.

    This war’s just getting heated up.

  262. donut says:
    @HammerJack

    Maybe he could apologize .

  263. Curle says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    “ At least one side wasn’t saddled with four million welfare cases that had to be fed.”

    And they wanted to keep it that way. One big reason for the war.

    Faulkner in one of his novels has a scene where freed slaves heading north out of MS are stopped by Union soldiers and told to turn around. Even in Faulkner’s day the truth had to be secretly delivered.

  264. What a pity. Also for TLP – one of the most interesting bloggers of all time, and I hadn’t realized he stopped because he was nearly doxxed. I guess the Cathedral doesn’t like competition.

  265. Curle says:
    @Mike Pierson, Davenport Rector, Midfielder

    In fairness to Randi, they say Jeff Bezo’s penis has made an appearance on the internet. Which kind of makes her point.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @BB753
  266. Ron Unz says:
    @Garlic

    Scott Alexander mentions one of his readers who was swatted solely (he thinks) due to comments he left on the SSC website…I have no way of verifying it. Also, it appears the reader commented under his real name, not a pseudonym, so was not strictly an anonymous commentator, but does appear to have just been an ordinary joe, not any kind of celebrity or political figure.

    Well, sure. Suppose you leave a comment under YOUR REAL NAME saying “I’m a proud member of the KKK and Adolf Hitler is my personal hero” and then you get into some bitter Internet feud with someone else, arguing about whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James was a better basketball star. Maybe the feud gets so bitter that your opponent Googles your (unusual) name, and Tweets out the fact that you’re a KKK/Nazi, organizing a lynch mob to contact your employer and get you into trouble. I could see that happening.

    But people who use their real names on the Internet obviously aren’t getting “doxxed.” That’s why I emphasized the “anonymous” part…

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    , @Hemid
  267. Glaivester says: • Website

    This is the reporter.

    The number is current.

    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  268. Curle says:
    @NOTA

    The very antithesis of the NYT.

  269. Ron Unz says:
    @prime noticer

    don’t kid yourself. within 2 years of President Biden taking office, this website will be deleted from the internet. see how vdare is going down? they’ll get around to this site eventually.

    Sure. If the government—or its privatized Internet arms—really wants to take down any website, they can certainly do so. But I’m not overly concerned about that sort of scenario…

    America is now suffering the worst disease epidemic in 100 years and the highest unemployment since the Great Depression. We just had the worst national outbreak of riots and looting in two generations, and we’re only a step away from mobs destroying the Jefferson Monument and burning down Monticello and Mount Vernon, along with every other symbol of America’s “tainted” past. Maybe we can hire the Taliban to destroy Mount Rushmore. Plus the Republicans seem to want to start a crazy war against China while the Democrats want to start a crazy war against Russia.

    Given these trends of massive national instability, I think it’s rather more likely that our entire social/economic system will collapse before the government gets around to eliminating this small website…

    • Agree: JohnnyWalker123
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  270. @Glaivester

    And your website may well be canceled soon. Possibly Steve or Unz will be canceled.

    Look up what happened to Naomi Wu (not her real name) aka “Sexy Cyborg”. It wasn’t even a NY Times reporter she gave out the number for. When Sarah Jeong went to The NY Times, Ms. Jeong hopped on the bash Naomi Wu bandwagon.

    Warning: pictures of Naomi Wu are often not safe for work.

  271. @anon

    could be.

    could also be that she as a complete joke of an academic who happened to be at the right place at the right time with the right nonsense.

  272. @Dieter Kief

    I was more making a joke about the pusillanimity of those organs, and the pusillanimity of centrist/left/liberal critics of the mob, and how, when those critics find out they were seriously wrong about the goodwill and ingenuousness of their fellows and their supportees, nevertheless cannot bring themselves to admit that their right-wing critics were right all along, instead finding safe harbour in irrelevancies like the Intellectual Dark Web, writing columns like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice If We Could All Get Along? (Except Nazis)”, and “Science Shows It Would Be Great If We Could All Get Along, But Don’t Worry, I’m Not a Nazi”, and “Look at this Extremely Egregious Example of Left-Wing Lunacy That Even The Weather Underground Would’ve Found A Bit Much; but For Balance, Let’s Also Look at Something Trump Said That 80% of People Agree With; I’m Not a Nazi, I’m Just Even-Handed and Fair-Minded and Principled, Please Let Me Back Into The Club”.

    (What was that about concise prose?)

  273. @anon

    NEVER cooperate with an occupying force

    Or engage directly with a stronger one. As long as the native army is intact it is far more difficult for the occupiers to convert the populace. This was the key to Kutuzov’s defeat of the Grand Armee that thus saved Russia.

    My sense is that this strategy has guided Trump throughout his Presidency given his relative weakness vis-a-vis the uniparty/big tech. Just as Kutuzov looked weak when he let Napoleon march into Moscow, so too has Trump letting the wokels have their way. We’ll see if they can extricate themselves from their overcommitmnet better than Napoleon managed to.

  274. @botazefa

    What would you have Trump do?

    Real Presidents get things done; they exercise power. Lincoln locked up thousands of dissenters in the North. He shut down newspapers.

    FDR threw over 100,000 Japanese into camps. Eisenhower used the US military to force integration against the wishes of the population.

    Trump had capital with his base for a long time and could have done a lot of things. It became clear Trump has no intention of actually building a wall. And he was always talking about amnesty for the fake “dreamers”.

    So, it’s been fun and actually useful to see expose how bad the Deep State is. But he doesn’t really have the stomach to take them on.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  275. J.Ross says:

    https://breaking911.com/oregon-county-issues-mandatory-face-mask-requirement-but-only-if-youre-a-white-person/
    >everybody must wear masks
    >except “people of color”
    >also nobody can harass people about the masks
    >we are silly

  276. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @ScarletNumber

    A feature, not a bug.

    If you are able to view psychiatric patients killing themselves as a “feature” (your word, not mine), it is because you have never loved someone who was mentally ill, or later became so.

    Should you ever be unlucky enough to find yourself in that position (a position I would not wish upon anyone), you will view things quite differently.

  277. @vhrm

    Speaking of data… Data can be racist, and is often used against POCs and they feelz. Therefore anyone who cites data is Racist and will be Cancelled.

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/white-fragility-racism-racism-progressive-progressphiles-david-shor.html

  278. Anonymous[386] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I noticed that, too, but wasn’t sure who this Matthew Perry was, or why he would be important, so didn’t mention it. Now this Matthew Perry, or any of his family, is worthy of note:

    Oh, that pic is from “the one with the war of 1812”!

    Funny, funny episode.

  279. @Ron Unz

    Unz,
    One reason to delete the email and IP data is that some of us used our real emails originally because the social conditions were different pre-Trump, but we can’t change them now because of being allowed only one email/username per IP.

    It seems like you could provide a window of opportunity via an automated form for people to self-delete the old email and IP address associated with their username and then either re-assign a new email to their username or just start using Unz Review again under a completely new identity with Tor, VPN or something.

    • Agree: szopen, snorlax
  280. @Desiderius

    Just as Kutuzov looked weak when he let Napoleon march into Moscow, so too has Trump letting the wokels have their way.

    A lot of wishful thinking here. First, Napoleon never wanted to occupy and colonize Russia the way Hitler wanted. He was simply trying to extort a good peace treaty from Czar.

    And just like Hitler, this SJW wave does not want a favorable peace treaty from the traditional America. Instead, it wants to colonize and eventually destroy it. Trump, well, he is a buffoon who is in way over his head.

  281. @Ron Unz

    People don’t need our real names to dox us from UnzReview. If someone gets a list of email addresses, they could publish it and anyone who has communicated with us via that email could dox us. Or we could be unsubscribed or locked out of anything we have signed up for using that address. Or we could be locked out of our email account, or we could have to deal with hacking attempts or harassment.

    I admit all of this seems unlikely, but I never would have thought someone at SSC would be SWATted. Scott Alexander was actually a rather heavyhanded moderafor and removed comments offensive to leftists, so there weren’t any “I love Hitler” comments to enrage people. Just rather bland stuff.

  282. Gabe Ruth says:
    @wren

    Thank you, that was truly surreal. I’m currently watching my brother-in-law convert to black people worship because he was cooped up with his Ed PhD girlfriend during covid and went too long without talking to a sane person. Apparently the struggle sessions were epic, but he now loves the black man.

    The gf just emailed my wife a long letter about how hard it’s been to bite her tongue about this and that, orange man bad and if you disagree you are too, and truth be told I feel sorry for both of them. But yes, that story is scary, and is exactly where we’re at.

  283. res says:
    @GoneAnon

    Scott Aaronson has an interesting take on this.
    https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4870

    • Thanks: wren
  284. @Nicholas Stix

    It wasn’t just a figurehead position when the John Doe calling himself “Barack Obama” held it.

    Clearly it was, given that Trump immediately ripped up most of Obama’s executive orders, gutted ObamaCare, supposedly did a 180 on foreign policy yet for the most part not that much has changed. Obama personally left very little real legacy and Bunker Boy will go the same way. Presidents are vastly overrated.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  285. RSDB says:
    @Desiderius

    Kutuzov at least tested Napoleon at Borodino first.

    I’m not sure how much difference that made to the outcome of the campaign, though.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  286. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    We have no knife nuts, axe nuts, ligature nuts, etc.

    The way things are going, if you start mentioning ligature nuts around here, you’ll soon have an NYT reporter doing a story on how unz.com is trying to reach out to the Thuggee demographic.

  287. Gabe Ruth says:
    @Morton's toes

    SSC was usually too scattered for me to read consistently, but I very clearly remember one post where he cautioned his readers against celebrating the end of the white man to soon. Yes, interesting at times, but not a friend.

  288. @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Wow. The James Woods Twitter feed is pretty incredible. Everyone should follow.

  289. Pericles says:
    @Lowe

    Yudkowsky always struck me as having all the indicators of a cult leader.

    And even though one wonders why, he always gets that strange respect, lol.

    Reminds me of Ayelet Waldman (who?) with a fawning profile in The New Yorker.

    The polymath writer, known for defying expectation, turned a treatment for her unstable moods into her latest project.

    Ayelet Waldman is a novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and activist [also the wife of minor popular writer Michael Chabon], but to many she is best known as the author of a Times piece, from 2005, in which she stated that she was more in love with her husband than with her four children.

    She can appear to be not one person but several, high-achieving and high-strung, tumbled together in a gunny sack and made to wrestle their ways out into the public gaze. [One of these is ‘Waldman the Israeli’, as it happens.]

    [OK, here, you start wondering if it’s a parody.] The psychedelics at its center don’t entirely ease the paradox, but Waldman insists that she is not in the least a druggy person. She barely drinks, she says, and detests drunkenness. She does not use marijuana recreationally. Aside from the MDMA, various youthful pot smokings, some cocaine experimentation in college, a run-in with magic mushrooms that might have been shiitake, a cannabis pain prescription, and an unfortunate stretch of Ambien intoxication during which she tried to enlist an actress to be a replacement wife for her husband in the event of her death, she is practically a teetotaller, she says.

    [It continues on in this vein.]

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/persons-of-interest/how-ayelet-waldman-found-a-calmer-life-on-tiny-doses-of-lsd

    Vade retro, Satanas, lol. Yet another celebrated Jewish intellectual (though it’s a quite forced meme in Ayelet’s case) who turns out to be a crazy degenerate with a socially destructive bent. A bit like the strangely respected Elizabeth Wurtzel, come to think of it.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
  290. @Art Deco

    Here’s a hypothesis: the modal character type in the professional-managerial class today is a craven and other-directed simp who has zero sense of honor.

    Seems about right.

  291. @RichardTaylor

    The best thing Eisenhower ever did was called Operation Wetback. In my view, Ike was our best president in the past hundred years. I’m fully expecting him to be cancelled.

    • Replies: @RichardTaylor
  292. @RSDB

    Oh, I think Trump has done plenty of testing, and been utterly horrified at the strength of the invisible enemy each time. He ultimately had no choice but to let it reveal itself. Now we all know.

    It remains so be seen if it has burned enough bridges with normies to starve itself.

  293. @Anonymous

    Ran out of [Thank]s, but good one, #387!

  294. Hibernian says:
    @Desiderius

    Who or what is General Winter in your scenario?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  295. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Curle

    In fairness to Randi, they say Jeff Bezo’s penis has made an appearance on the internet. Which kind of makes her point.

    Her point, such as it is, only applies to narcissistic, self-absorbed types who think that sending people willy pictures over the internet is a good idea; Jeff Bezos is an excellent example of this sort of person.

    Unfortunately for Randi and her brother, not everyone behaves this way. While I don’t doubt that coming up with Online Celebrity Willy Pictures is not difficult (an exercise I leave to others), I would say that there are a number of people who long-ago realised that anything you do online can potentially be used against you, and conducted their online activities accordingly.

    How many such people are there? I’d say it ranges from “a fair number” to “quite a lot.”

    In any case, these are the people R. Zuckerberg is trying to persuade with her idiot speech about how other people should be posting more baby pictures online.

    When your brother’s entire business model is based on hoovering up other people’s personal information, it isn’t hard to see why R. Zuckerberg is talking like that: because it means more money in her family’s pocket.

    However, you don’t have to look too hard to work out what’s really going on here:

    Let’s change what it means to be professional in the Internet age. The time when your personal identity was a secret to your colleagues is over and done.

    By making the end of online privacy seem like a fait accompli, she is trying to make you and I believe that the fight is over, and our continued resistance is merely a waste of time.

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but I don’t find her arguments convincing. Perhaps they are if you are a shallow, impulsive type who is ruled by “feelz” rather than thoughts, but I am not one of those people.

    I work very hard to keep it that way. Perhaps you do, too.

    The point being: don’t get zuckered in by such facile chatter. This fight is not over until you and I say it is.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
  296. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ron Unz

    Maybe we can hire the Taliban to destroy Mount Rushmore.

    Alternately, the Americans could hire the Taliban to secure it.

    • Replies: @anon
  297. Anonymous[263] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    We will solve these problems

    You mean like how Trump’s “monitoring the situation?” Oh yeah, you’re gonna solve the problems Real Soon Now.

    Trump, and Bush before him, is a miserable failure. Conservatives have no right to point fingers at pro-worker leftists and blame them for the problem.

    But hey, you can pray to Jesus, and surely skydaddy’ll solve the problems!

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  298. Hemid says:
    @Ron Unz

    There have been quite a few true anons outed, but everyone forgets them after they go down.

    The most prominent anonymous right-wing commentator who got got by the SPLC/ADL/etc. was “Ricky Vaughn,” a Twitter guy who helped “meme” Trump into office. Unsurprisingly it was a prominent alt-right glowie (or three) who passed on his info.

    This week the Guardian hunted down the publisher “The Iconoclast” and wrecked him.

    It happens every few days. We just don’t remember.

    • Replies: @Ray P
  299. @Dutch Boy

    Psychiatry pays pretty well.

  300. Dan Smith says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    What an amazing freak out! I learned when I was 18 not to flip off other drivers. A guy cut me off (I believed) so I honked and flipped. Next thing I know, another car is chasing me. Turns out it was the guy’s son. I made it home, ran toward the house and the guy got out, reached in his back pocket, pulled out…..a screwdriver. This was in South Carolina and naturally I thought he had a gun. Fortunately my Dad came out and calmed down the driver. Lesson learned.

  301. @Hibernian

    Lol.

    Spent a decent amount of thought on that one already. If Napoleon couldn’t see him coming I seriously doubt I will be able to either.

    We’ll know soon enough.

  302. @Kyle

    Freud might say that he made the title of the blog an anagram of his name because he wanted people to know who he is.

    Well it’s an almost-anagram of Scott Alexander, his nom de plume.

  303. @Anonymous

    We’d be better off if we had.

    No time like the present.

  304. Escher says:

    Burn that s**t down (speaking metaphorically only).

  305. Escher says:
    @Ron Unz

    Thanks for continuing to host this site, Mr. Unz. It is one of the last bastions of free speech on the planet.

  306. Anonymous[751] • Disclaimer says:

    He’s a liberal so FUCK HIM. FULL STOP.

    We should celebrate every single liberal being crucified by their own friends.

    When are you idiots going to get it? We are losing the fight because you people–any “nice” conservatives like Steve–are not IN THE FIGHT.

    You dont like fights? You don’t believe in political combat as bloodsport? Well you best start believing in bloody wars–YOURE IN ONE.

  307. @prime noticer

    Exactly, P.M. (I had a comment ready about that, but lost the tab.) It’s about not being dependent on Big Biz or woke customers for a living.

    Thanks.

  308. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Maybe hire some Chinese sculptors to rearrange it into Obama, Mao, Kissinger and Osama.

  309. Anonymous[971] • Disclaimer says:
    @Carol

    Well how stupid can you get to freak and flip out someone in traffic.

    What is wrong with flipping someone off if they’ve behaved terribly?

  310. @Stan

    After a string of AK’s recent awful takes I’m starting to wonder if the guy is paid disinfo.

  311. Thea says:
    @wren

    Very interesting read. People seem pretty good at pissing each other anyhow but a little AI can take up to 11.

    Supposing this is true, who really wants to take us down? Iran maybe but not Putin.

    One of the statements could’ve been
    Muslims are right about women.

  312. “He told me it would be a mostly positive piece”

    In NYT-speak, is “mostly positive piece” the equivalent of a “mostly peaceful protest”?

  313. @Simon Tugmutton

    Greatest YouTube video ever. Explains everything.

  314. @HammerJack

    Well, I should have made clear, I’m not a fan of Eisenhower using the military to enforce integration. And really, he was just going along with what the Establishment of the time wanted, wouldn’t you say?

    I much prefer Reagan for putting an end to the threat of communism.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  315. @Anonymous

    By making the end of online privacy seem like a fait accompli, she is trying to make you and I believe that the fight is over, and our continued resistance is merely a waste of time.

    I can’t speak for anyone else, but I don’t find her arguments convincing. Perhaps they are if you are a shallow, impulsive type who is ruled by “feelz” rather than thoughts, but I am not one of those people.

    Deep analysis and restating, as you’ve done well here, is vital for disenchantment of the language that these people use. The leaders of these successor ideologies are usually highly adept at language and deploy it as a weapon. The thought-terminating cliches that they seed into the minds of their less bright followers serve two purposes: to forestall introspection by those who use them and to derail rational debate and create emotional responses in those who disagree with these followers. It is important in engaging with those who use this language to not parrot it back or take the emotional bait and to rephrase the nonsensical or worse ideas behind it.

    I’ve been noting similar Orwellian and manipulative language and compiling a “woketionary” with exposure of the fallacies behind these words and phrases. For example:

    Agency (see also Free Will)(problematic): A bourgeois notion of ability to make significant choices and to be accountable for them. While probably not true, it only exists for the privileged if so.

    Fragility: when a member of a privileged group questions or rebuts unfalsifiable criticism made by a member of an oppressed group or (more commonly), their self-appointed defenders.

    Lived Experience: subjective anecdotal accounts intended to censor and claiming to refute objective population-scale evidence such as statistics

    School-to-Prison Pipeline:
    1) A system in which helpless bodies of color are transported straight to prison due to badism.
    2) (vulgar) A series of bad decisions by perpetrators of crimes that results in incarceration.

    White Supremacy:
    1) A system that usually benefits Asian and Jewish people most in which scarce and desirable opportunities are allocated based on factors such as intelligence, experience, and work ethic.
    2)(archaic) The belief that white people should rule those of other races.

    Exhausted: Response used by dim-witted or low mental energy interlocutors in order to avoid engaging with common objections or confounding facts

    Oxygen: A metaphor for a vital and finite fraction within the attentionosphere that is “used up” by those who disagree with the prevailing narrative (see also “Space, using up”)

    • Agree: JackOH
  316. BB753 says:
    @Curle

    “they say Jeff Bezo’s penis has made an appearance on the internet”

    Micro-penis?

  317. Ray P says:
    @Hemid

    Douglas Mackay (sp?) didn’t handle being exposed to his Upper East Side residents association as a Nazi Trump supporter all that well:

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099165/mediaviewer/rm2945939968

  318. Art Deco says:
    @RichardTaylor

    He did not use the military to enforce ‘integration’. He used it to enforce a court order directed at the school board in Pulaski County, Ark. That was a sketchy extension of the authority of federal courts, but the problem from a policy standpoint was not that a federal court said you couldn’t run parallel school systems, it was when Earl Warren and a cast of hundreds insisted federal courts had the authority to move kids around as if they were pieces on a board game in defiance of just about everyone’s wishes and then began to to levy taxes and allocate revenue. As for Reagan, he was the President when an abusive federal judge jailed most of the Yonkers City Council because they weren’t co-operating with the judge’s social policy schemes, which were in turn predicated on said judge’s dislike of where the city government had placed public housing projects. (The judge in question lived in Pound Ridge, NY, which had no public housing). It would have been a great opportunity for the president to re-assign U.S. marshals to neighboring districts and tell all the federal judges in that district that if they wanted their orders enforced, they had to hire pinkertons out of pocket. Reagan let it slide.

  319. @Peter Akuleyev

    If it were just a figurehead position when “Obama” held it, he would never have been able to lead a seditious criminal conspiracy to sabotage his successor’s administration.

  320. @JackOH

    ‘Again, FWIW, I wrote a short while back in response to folks who seem to me a bit naive about our prospects for meaningful dissent or “resistance”:

    Yep. A decent-enough steady job, wife and children, the goodwill and respect–whether nominal or genuine–of neighbors, friends, and colleagues, recognized position within one’s occupation or other civic group, etc., make rhetorical dissent, let alone “resistance”, difficult, quixotic, and just plain crazy.’

    I wonder. Now I’m retired and live in Trump country, so it would take heroic measures to seriously hurt me.

    …but even back in the day, when I had something to lose, I can remember at least one person trying to blackmail me.

    I just said, ‘go for it.’ Sometimes, standing up really is the best policy. If you’re the one who fears the consequences, you’re the one who can be intimidated.

    To put it differently, if enough of us refuse to be intimidated, there won’t be anything to intimidate us with.

  321. @Ron Unz

    ‘…As I’ve previously pointed out, this is likely due to the “Lord Voldemort Effect.”…’

    It is interesting.

    Is it a conscious calculation that publicizing your existence will lead to people coming here and the infection spreading?

    Or is it just denial? The ‘far’ Right (not so far, these days) is supposed to consist of knuckle-dragging morons without any rational basis for their positions. Would acknowledging the existence of this site make that attitude untenable?

    Perhaps it’s just a tendency to avoid going outside of their own little well-trodden intellectual neighborhood. After all, they also don’t look into developments on the Christian right or whatever either.

    It could be a kind of moral repulsion. They don’t want to expose themselves to such obvious thought crime. After all, there is a kind of psychic cost to spending time at a site like this; almost no matter what set of views one has, somebody is going to say things one finds irritating and morally reprehensible. It’s not the tidy, well-groomed formal ideological garden they’re used to, with everyone espousing mutually compatible views. Here there be tygers — and some pretty rank patches of weeds.

  322. BB753 says:
    @Anonymous

    Neither am I standing for the rights of feminists to destroy Muslim societies as they have done to ours. So I don’t give a fig about that Iranian feminist who’s about to receive 148 lashes and a prison sentence. Iranians are going soft.
    Call me a callous chauvinist, but having seen the evils of feminism wreck the Western world, I think they deserve a lesson.

    https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/03/iran-shocking-33-year-prison-term-and-148-lashes-for-womens-rights-defender-nasrin-sotoudeh/

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