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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Miscasting in Hereditary

Hereditary is making the news as one of those movies which only a critic could love. I saw this thing last Sunday.

Critics, at least those aggregated on the site I just linked, have an attitude problem. I have tangled with some critics mine own self on account of their ill-informed Trump hate - which is, at its base, snobbery, against Trump voters. The critics went to film-school; we Trump voters had to make do with... mathematics and statistics, and with Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations. We stoopid. Clearly.

Which isn't to say the film-school grads are always wrong. The Blair Witch Project was, yes, a movie for those film-students but it got the job done for (some of) the rest of us. And Splice was brilliant: it was the Frankenstein which Mary Shelley wished she'd had the gonads to write. At least for these two, I can see how someone educated in the craft (or in the classics) can appreciate these movies, and not understand why Hoi Polloi can't. For those two, I am on the critic's side.

But we are here for Hereditary. Why, once it got loose to the public, did its audiences not Get It? For that, we must start with the story's worldbuilding.

Here was a family with a hereditary curse. The demon villain, 'Paimon', can influence women but can inhabit only men. Also, the demon can inhabit only those men from Queen Leigh's bloodline - so, in this movie, he has no power over the family patriarch, who married into it. Paimon can work only with Leigh - deceased, at the story's start. So Paimon must deal with Leigh's daughter and with her daughter's kids. It's all been explained.

But why did it have to be explained...? That is where - I posit - the casting comes in. The movie format is visual. If we expect a character of lineage X, and we see someone who looks Y, we have to think about What Happen't. And we resent having to think about it.

Hereditary cast, for Peter the male heir to Paimon's crown, one Michael Wolff. When I first saw this kid I immediately thought he was some dude of Indian descent and I assumed, for his role in the script, that he was adopted. He would, thereby, not be heir to the hereditary curse.

I have looked up Wolff's story, since then, and found out that Wolff is not Indian; he is in fact the very opposite of Aryan, (((one of us))). But that doesn't matter. Peter still looks nothing like the WASPy family in which (we're told) he was raised - especially by contrast with his sister. Maybe he's Paolo's kid? But if so, the script should tell us.

The casting-decision for Peter was distracting and it drove audiences away from Hereditary. Quit doing that, Hollywood!


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Whitewashing

Whitewashing is the social-justice term for casting, in a non-white role, a white actor. One example I've noted is the Tibetan played by a Brit in The Golden Child - because Charlotte Lewis (probably) blew her way onto that set. It is time that whites opposed this practice too. Even if she's really skilled at it . . .

The example which I've dropped in several comment-boards is the role for Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek. This name is Punjabi and associated with the Sikhs, in particular. That the role was played by clean-shaven actors has, in the books at least, been taken as a slight to the Sikh religion - deliberately. Khan, you see, is (literally!) an Aryan superman with no use for religions, and such a one if raised Sikh (or Muslim) would absolutely make a point to be apostate and shave that beard. To sum up: Khan should be played by an R1a or Moghul northwest Indian or Persian, and not by a Spaniard nor by any other strain of R1b European. Anything else is an insult to the character.

Lately for whatever reason the Left has been inflicting this miscasting upon white characters, in reverse. It has been most noticeable in Marvel movies: black Nick Fury, black Heimdall. But I'd been letting this go, because, pfft, comic book 'cape-shit'.

Let's not. Miscasting is miscasting.


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

The globalist harrowing of Hell

Th'Obo reviewed the Crossans' book Resurrecting Easter. This is a discussion of the Anastasis, Syriac Qiyama, as it appears in Christian art. The topic is too grand to handle in a review dashed off on the terlit, so a blog it is:

John Crossan is Irish and, in the past, he has hated Empire. In prior books he has wondered even about Lincoln. Whenever he discusses Rome, he has London on his mind. For the scope of this book most of the iconography comes from when the Church was Out N' Proud - when it was Byzantine. I expected that Crossan would see the Exarchate's hand over the Palatine (the Papacy hadn't settled on the Vatican yet) as alike to (Protestant) Dublin's hand over the Irish Church until 1800. But that's not what we get in this book. Crossan is biased to the East.

Sarah had taken dozens of photographs revealing that Christ's Resurrection was to prefigure the universal Qiyama. Jesus, like all Near Eastern epic heroes since Gilgamesh, descends into Sheol. But there, unlike the pagan heroes who can only observe, return, and report: Christ seizes Adam (sometimes Eve too) by the hand.

This image serves to prove Christ's superiority over the heroes. But there is more. The same image appears on Byzantine victory art. The Emperor puts his feet on his enemies, but also holds his hand out to lift his righteous people out of bondage. This, as Crossan points out, is the propaganda of Empire. We have but to arrest a few barons and Papists, and we can lead the benighted Irish into the light of civilisation!

As for which came first, I suspect the image is Roman - and Hellenic, and maybe even Persian at base. The Assyrians also did imperial propaganda. But they didn't care about what their subjects thought. The high god Anshar cared only for slaughter, and for hanging his enemies' flayed hides out in public. The Persians by contrast were big on how Mazda desired restored and preserved what the Iraqis had destroyed.

As with so much else, what was once a subversion of Near Eastern and Imperial tropes became, under Christian Empire, a new trope. The Byzantines sponsored art all over "their Creation" with Christ the King pulling mankind's fat out of the fire, so to speak. Maybe some of it mocked Imperial pretensions, that they could do that in Christ's name; to suggest Christ alone could do that. I don't know that this irony could carry across to our own day.

Eventually the Byzantines lost their hold on Rome and we got the Vatican we got today. At this point, say the Crossans, the West settled upon an individual Resurrection (in Latin). Christ got himself out of Hell. By his example, so can you! This inoculated the West from Byzantinism. But it came with a side-effect: it's a short journey from that, to individual Protestantism.

Crossan's book suffers from Opinionated Ambiguity. We've all met that drunken boor at the party (or at times, yeah, the overcaffeinated boor here at this blog) who is clearly upset about something, but hasn't figured out a coherent stance of his own. So he rants about whatever, not coming to his point - he can't. Jordan Peterson seems to be another from this type.

If you haven't figured out the very basics if Christian Empire is good or bad, then you should leave opinions about the Fate Of The World out of your thesis.


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Saturday, June 09, 2018

The soft diamond

Back in early July 2009 I attended the Houston Tea Party and delivered my report. Among my observations was a Libertarian Party display with the Political Diamond, which I shall abbreviate here as "the chart". Since I arrived in Colorado, that meme is delivered by Republicans - the "liberty road show" group mainly. That wing might end up absorbing the Libertarian Party here.

I have never been a fan of the chart and I haven't yet asked why these libertarianey outfits post it. I will offer my best devil-advocacy attempt here, with the warning that I am compromised.

In the minds of the chartposter, the chart is a fun, fast family activity fit for fairgrounds. It allows the public to interact with the booth, rather than the booth thrusting free wares and/or literature onto the public. And when it is done, the participant leaves a mark on the booth, which he can see with satisfaction on his way past. It ends such that the passerby says to himself, oh my, I could be a libertarian too! I must reconsider my vote for the Democrat this year.

To that, I counterpropose that this chart doesn't work. Just by observation, the Democrats keep winning here anyway...

As a libertarian exercise, the chart benefits the Libertarian Party - not the Republicans. So those passersby abstain from a Dem / Rep matchup and do not help the Reps.

As a conservative exercise, the chart is too cozy. People might see the Republicans as safe. But a lot of Republicans don't want safe. They want a fighter - they want Trump. And all Republicans want a candidate who appeals to Republicans first, to potential Libertarians later. The chartposters are safely conceding the fight. So it doesn't excite the GOP base. Whose turnout, the Party needs.


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Sandinista rule

Daniel Ortega returned to rule Nicaragua on the back of popular support and Venezuelan cash. The same had happened to Honduras a decade ago. Honduras, however, had a Forever Clause in its Constitution, preventing tyranny; and also had a court system and an army willing to defend it. Nicaragua enjoys none of these.

For awhile Ortega's second tyranny was benign; he was now Gaius Gracchus to his own Tiberius. As the late Tony Bourdain observed: with easy cash Ortega enriched himself, paid off his cronies, and left the rest to rot. But now the outside money is gone and Ortega has to fund his regime by autarky and austerity. This is not going well.

As the Miami Herald pinpoints the dissidents' concerns, Ortega's austerity was changes to the country's social security system, which would have given retirees less and required workers to pay more. This is the standard line we hear from mainline Republicans right here in Colorado about PERA. Many of my fellow Rightists view this as fair.

Here I am going to side with the Left - bollocks to that. Fair has nothing to do with it; it is, instead, inevitable - in any pay-in, promise-out system. Past Homer promises the moon to his supporters and leaves the bill to Future Homer (I don't envy THAT guy!).

What is needed is to pull the State out of the retirement business.


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Monday, June 04, 2018

Cake in the face

The Clown-Car Court almost did the right thing, by us here in Colorado.

The majority opinion, 6-3 if we exclude the loyal-opposition dissent from non-harlequin Clarence Thomas, included this: without subjecting gay persons to indignities when they seek goods and services in an open market. This means that "dignity" for ... whoever ... remains a Constitutional right, by penumbra. And if you deny their "dignity" you're exposed to legal sanction.

Last week I've decided that andromania and gynaecomania should be considered diseases. That would file such traits under Disability. The inclinations would, perhaps, be Protected. But I wouldn't protect the expressions thereof.

As for "dignity" generally, do please cite me the Right To Dignity in the Bill Of Rights. Talk to the seltzer-bottle.

IT GETS BETTER 11:45 MST - If someone looks at you funny, you win the case. It's not only about your feelz, bein' oppressed; it's about your oppressors' feelz. Again, never mind that whole freedom-of-association thing. Eight of the nine Justices agree that we as a nation should define and adjudicate thoughtcrime.


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Gamma moment

One of the most annoying traits of doing application-support, is when we are assigned some task we (think we) cannot solve and which looks like someone else's task to solve. Back in the 1990s when servers and databases were primitive we would get tickets about session timeouts or about the application not running at all. These were always - always - a problem for the database admin or, past her (it was often a "her") the network / server admin. Frequent were my daydreams of a frontline support-desk that would just skip me and send the requests right to the DBA and/or sysadmin.

But times have changed and a plan-of-attack that was once a timesaver for everyone is, now, a bad habit. For me.

Over the last few days I was assigned to solve a timeout in a word search. This timeout had been intermittent for years. Which means it couldn't be duplicated locally.

I did get one hint: it might be table-lockout. Some process or query elsewhere might be preventing that table from being searched. This might happen on an insert, or on an update of the relevant field; at the time data are changing, you don't want to look at those data, because the result could be wrong at the end of the lookup. So the table gets locked until the change is over.

If so, it’s DBA work. But the DBAs didn't want to touch it until they were confident that I, the programmer, knew what I was doing. I regret that I perceived this as an unwinnable game and, yes, uttered the phrase “Kobayashi Maru” in the presence of peers.

Fortunately for us all, and especially for me, the big(gish) boss raised that our business rule here allowed for a partial text search. The DBAs and programmers here will immediately observe that here is a full Table Scan; Microsoft offers no indexing upon a double-edged "LIKE '%text%'". The business rule is that we first try for a full-text search (indexed!), then do partial search.

With that, I could finally make sense of the stored procedure. I came up with a bandaid (get the app to try full search, first, with usual (short) timeout; then to run that tablescan with a longer one). When I raised that possibility, the support desk came back that the user had done a full-text search. Immediately I found the defect: the stored-procedure was doing that table scan at the first part, too. Some earlier programmer had copypasta'd the query and forgotten to remove the partial-text part. There was no lockout - rather, if there ever was, it didn't apply to my task.

Yay, one more bug squished. Although I started the day looking like a feckless c...oward.

I'm thinking that it's not that I cried out for help and got my boss involved. He's the one who knew the business; few others could have helped (as I'd found out last week). It's that I implied that nobody could help. People listening will hear It's Not My Fault!! (Crossing the streams of movie refs here.) That is the shit which is Gamma.


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Saturday, June 02, 2018

Why Kennewick Man looked weird

More research on ancient American DNA. Yay!

After the ice cleared up - off the shore, mind; that land corridor in your old textbooks was full of bears - Beringians (a 40% Eurasian / 60% Asian mix) moved into North America. There, they split again. Recently we even have the American genetic equivalent of Hittites in linguistics - a 9500 BC, dead (so, fixed), breakaway population of cousins to the base of that next split down the line, before those others took their own splits. This has got us to triangulate a genome and even dates for that second split (PDF). The Tocharian equivalent here is the Northern-North American "First Nation" population: Algonquin to the east and - later - contributors to Athabaska in the west. Everyone else runs from the American Southwest on south. That latter population, basal to the Karitiana, left the north 13700 BC. (Clovis is 11500 BC.)

Here's the news: the Karitiana were a hybrid. By then some from those two lines re-merged, in the southeast. We know this story from ancient DNA... including Kennewick Man. (We're leaving aside the strange Melanesian signature in some.)

Kennewick Man looked like an Ainu, more Eurasian than Asian. This got out to the White Right as "Caucasoid" and gave fodder to the Solutrean fanclub. It's remained a meme out there and, unfortunately, in Conservative circles, that there has been a massive coverup.

Actually no. There do exist some Native chauvinists (and creationists). But there exist also plenty of Natives with a genuine interest. As a result Kennewick Man has been sequenced. Although the First Nations' chauvinists, like ours, are annoying they also, like ours, have no power. More at issue was the anthropologists' and geneticists' arrogance in getting those first samples. To cite Dr Venkman, we did not use The Magic Word. The Natives didn't mind the science but they sure were pissed at the scientists.

Now that we're using that magic word, we're getting samples again. The Ancient One of Kennewick was pure ANC-B - a "Tocharian", if you will. No wonder he didn't look like a Montana Sioux; the Lakota're a mix of that and ANC-A, like everywhere south of that.


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How about not using the C-word

I am hardly the blogger to talk about using intemperate language. In fact I'll break the Confessional Seal and admit that I have confessed exactly this as a sin - here's the incident, already confessed to you, my readers. And when I dealt with Vaclav's Greengrocer, I diagnosed him as a coward here (there's a fightin' C word...). I have a tendency to assume the worst of people. Sometimes an outsider can agree with my choice of words. Usually not so much.

It's a slippery slope from intemperate thoughts to pure expressions of rage. Samantha Bee might have problems with Ivanka Trump-Kushner's policy prescriptions; to the extent Mrs Kushner has them, or has influence to enact them. I submit that calling Mrs Kushner a "cunt" doesn't move the argument along. One may read justifications: for one, Garth @zydecotil2 proposes that Ivanka is nothing but a vagina to her own father. But this insults Donald where we should be arguing the case for Ivanka.

Here too I am compromised. I called my false-accuser a "roastie"; not here, but over at 4chan. That is the horrible graphic technically-nonsweary 'phemism. The C word might even be preferable. I should have stuck with the comments I'd submitted here, which were at least substantive.

I understand the reticence to apologise; the Left knows better than anyone that an apology admits weakness, so invites more attacks.

We should recognise that the weakness isn't always in admitting fault. Sometimes it's in that fault in the first place. Demanding that Last Word is just compounding the failure.


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The Judaeo-Christian adoption of Greek creationism

A decade back, David Sedley published Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity. This was among the most influential books for my thought, even if it doesn't get much cited these days. I am myself guilty of not citing Sedley as much as I should, but perhaps that is because I've figured his book had delivered the, er, last word on the topic.

I did muse on whether these Greek arguments for Creationism had inspired Second Temple and Late Antique Jewish thought - and, therefrom, infected early Christianity. Antiquity shouldn't be reserved for Hellenes. The Semitic world remained vital, especially in Aramaic.

Here is a possible - well, not a "missing link" as such, but surely a witness to one: MS Vatican Ebr 236 ff. 62a–64b. Y. Tzvi Langermann argued in late winter 2005, since published as "An Early Jewish Defence of Creationism", that VE236 is contemporaneous with Sa'adya and therefore pre-Rambam, from the Byzantine world - suggesting south Italy. It appears to calque hypostasis to Hebrew, which suggests an engagement with Christian debates.

This alone wouldn't detain us except that VE236 is in striking parallel with what Eusebius tells us about Maximus of Jerusalem, "On Matter". This means the argument was made in the first centuries of Christianity before Constantine. Back then Christianity was still engaged with the Jews. For an Islamic-era analogy consider the alliance Bar Salibi the Christian had made with the Muslims on behalf of the hypostatic Word, against the Mutazila.

Also, our Jewish author was dealing with Platonists and the medical field, which had - from Galen - canonised the Timaeus. The medical field was highly Christian in the Islamic world but they had Jews there too, and in the Byzantine world the Jews were the main religious minority.


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The after-the-last word

The Social-Justice signallers are out and about putting up "end to gun violence" signs; some of them, business-owners. One such business owner was in front of his shop. So I interrogated him about it.

It is a truism that one doesn't win an argument with a customer. Also, bringing up unsolicited opinions is Gamma. But, he started it....

Further, we didn't have an impartial judge - there never is one, in a street fight. I won't presume to state who objectively won. For the main part my counterparty didn't have an argument, as to why "gun violence" is uniquely bad because of the gun part, or to what degree any violence is necessary for home defence. Let's assume here, for the sake of argument, that the discussion was a stalemate.

Although the businessman thought he'd lost. He said "I didn't write the wording" so I observed that he hadn't thought it through. And then he said "I don't want an argument". To that I responded "then you shouldn't have put up that sign" and, acquiescing to his desire to beg off, walked away. He shouted at my back "I'll put up what sign I want".

I could have responded further: I never denied him his right to put up the signs he wants - even if (since he's a coward) they're just the signs he thinks everyone else expects him to want. But he's not going to get the responses he wants. Not while I live here too.

But that much is blah blah blah for blogging.

Some people win when they get the last word in. With the Gamma, his last word tends to be a blustering assertion that he can have the last word and shut up shut up shut up he doesn't want to argue about it. I'd delivered my message and shaken the dust from my feet on my way out. That's enough.

APPENDIX 12:30 PM MST: It occurs to me that people like this are the people who inspire violence in the first place. Not because they are supporting police-state policy; again, I am not here claiming I was right nor even that I'd won that argument on my side's merits. More because a pighead who demands The Last Word will escalate whatever situation isn't going his way.


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Friday, June 01, 2018

Safe spaces for sinners

I am considering the concept of the Safe Space. (Sometimes for a mental exercise I try to figure out a term popular on the Left. Oh, and I'm writing this Saturday but will backdate it to last night.)

Alcoholism is a debilitating chemical and neurological addiction to a poison. Many alcoholics can function until about, oh, 5 PM on a weekday - although they might be Bad With Mondays and Need Their Coffee. Alcoholic propensity is tied with depression and other mental illnesses, often genetic. The vulnerable teenager faced with his first beer doesn't have to become an alcoholic; but if he isn't careful, it will happen, and he cannot easily get out of it.

For its part homosexuality in males - andromania, as the Greeks called it - also has correlations with genes. Last year the geneticists were talking childhood separation anxiety, hyperthyroid, and a larger hypothalamus in the brain.

Former President Barack Obama admits he was andro-curious back in his youth. His father was booze-curious and that disease killed him. Barack grew up training himself to be everything his old man wasn't: Barack wasn't going to be a drunk. I reckon the young Barry Dunham further ensured he wasn't going to be a gay, either.

Alcoholism is a societal evil, even if light amounts of alcohol are manageable; likewise societies have no stake in andromania nor, generally, in "LGBTP". The government, churches, and numerous charities offer services for alcoholics. But so do barkeeps and off-licence owners.

We need to distinguish between services that help the ill, and those which just enable them - or exploit them. Not all safe spaces are good spaces. Sometimes they aren't even safe.


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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Crime

Yesterday evening I went downtown to watch the Rockets lose, this time for good. As I was walking by, someone drove up to bellow at me about how I'd, allegedly, stolen something from a car. This being wholly untrue I - perhaps foolishly - showed her my ID and told her my name and requested she press charges.

So if I'm not around the next few days, you'll know where to find me... but anyway. On to the blog.

I hear there have been a rash of breakins lately. The perpetrators tend to be druggies from out of county and even out of state. It's been car burglaries and car thefts for now. A year or two ago it was panhandlers; the local donut-munchers had done nothing about them, so here we are today, with a breakdown of civic trust. The next stage will be the home invasion. At least we'll have adequate tools to defend ourselves - oh wait.

At risk of being labeled a plagiarist as well: I told you so, you fools.

As to where we go from here: we need that personal home-defence back, for a start. We also need anti-panhandling laws applied against nonworking nonColoradans here. Judges who act like a personal House of Lords against Coloradan needs, get impeachment and disbarment.


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Monday, May 28, 2018

Social-justice warrioring was supposed to be for someone else!

Professor Melissa Landa recently got un-prof'ed because she's pro-Israel. Vox-Day Beale didn't care. He didn't care so hard he made a whole post about it.

Given Beale's ever-tangential relationship with the truth, and his thoughts about Israel / "Palestine", I wasn't going to take Beale's word for it. Especially not since he came out right here with: I, for one, couldn't care less about Jewish professors and Jewish students being driven out of academia across the West.

I took it upon myself to evaluate Dr Landa on what should matter most, which is how she runs her classroom. So here's what Dr Landa's students think:

Dec. 2015 EDCI443: She works really hard to enlighten her students about the sociological issues we face.

May 2016 EDCI443: She's a really easy grader as long as you just follow the directions.

July 2016 EDCI443: Her commitment to social justice is unwavering, evident in her course content/philosophy/interactions.

As to what form social-justice takes, Dr Landa was also involved in her alma mater Oberlin, in the soi-disant Alums for Campus Fairness. This was active in the Fall semester 2016 but, as far as Oberlin noticed, did squat before or since. Mostly what the ACF did was to hound another faculty member, Joy Karega. The ACF said that Karega had facebooked some antiSemitism. Maybe. But.

Dr Landa wasn't engaged in the wider university struggle for fairness and free-speech. She was just a pro-Israel activist and she attacked the careers of others on Israel's behalf. Which is fine. But if you do that, you have to accept that others will employ the same tactics against you. You also have to accept that the name of your organisation implied a more-principled stance than the (very narrow) stance it had taken. This costs you allies. Hell, it cost you Beale.

It were better for Dr Landa if she had expanded the scope of Campus Fairness beyond Israeli interests.


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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Thebes

On reading Riane Eisler, I ran across references to Marilyn Jacobson - who LARPed as Merlin Stone. Jacobson / Stone had published When God Was A Woman in 1976.

"Stone's" book is more useful than Eisler's, in that Stone has a handle on literate feminist societies. Eisler - later - would handwave Gimbutas about illiterate Europe and indecipherable Linear-A Crete. Stone could call upon early Egypt, for which there survives a record. Upon Sumer too although she disapproves Akkad.

Stone was, however... a paedo, pro-incest, pervert. Certainly her book applauded such perversions. Similar sentiments were mooted in the Adam magazine's articles of that time. And in Gary Jennings' Aztec. She shacked up with Larry Schneir in 1977, ten years her junior. THE 'SEVENTIES, MAN

(At least she and Schneir stuck it out for the remaining 34 years of her life. Although the couple insisted in calling each other "Life Partners". Sigh.)

As I was reading Stone I kept seeing references to the Mother Goddess and to her son / lover Dumuzi. Eisler was much more subtle about this dynamic although it still comes through.

Stone brings up how Egyptian culture was more sexually egalitarian than the Greeks' culture (Rome lay somewhere in the middle here). The dynastic Egyptians, famously, resorted to inbreeding and, over and over again, would be overturned by other dynasties. Umayyad culture after sura 4 ended up the same way; although here their later dynasties moved to concubines.

Feminism seems to recognise the human need for order. But women aren't as effective at physical force as are men. So feminists resort to sexual methods against men, and reserve physical force against the much weaker males - namely invalids, and children. These lines blur; I suggest Moira Greyland as a witness, The Last Closet. The feminist society always goes consanguineous and ends in stagnation, disease, and defeat.

We really do need to Teach Women Not To Rape, as Glenn Reynolds keeps reminding us. Stone was a rapist (ideologically) and complicit; Eisler was a woman of her academic tribe and never said a word against the politically-correct quackery then rife in her circles. Only we, patriarchal men, can assert command.


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Friday, May 25, 2018

European Union

I've been getting a lot of privacy-policy mailings and reading a lot of "cookie monster" memes. And now I have a note from Blogger. I get many readers from the EU, from Italy in particular. So here is the note:

European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used and data collected on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent.

As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies, and other data collected by Google.

You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice may not work for you. If you include functionality from other providers there may be extra information collected from your users.

I am signing out to verify whatever notice appears, for zimriel.blogspot.it.

BACK AGAIN, LIKE SLIM SHADY IN A BLACK GIRL'S [CENSORED] 18:10 MST - yep, the nag screen seems to work for .it and for .co.uk.... in English.

It's a minor thing and I don't mind that my readers should give consent to the data provided. The Right To Be Forgotten, by contrast, is a positive-right and, therefore, evil. I will not be allowing - say - Martin Luther King's hate-speech against my race to be forgotten. Tommy Robinson's arrest for reporting the truth also will not be forgotten here.

Fortunately this is likely something our Constitution and The God-Emperor will be guarding against.


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MLK would have hated Donald Trump

Sloppy Steve Bannon played that tiresome conservakin concern-troll about Mikey Junior King, in this case that Mikey would have approved of the recent bump in black employment. Mikey's daughter has objected. I'm not seeing many problems with what Mikey's daughter said.

Here's one though: Mikey would not refer to people as “illegal aliens.” The term is degrading and does not reflect his belief that we are all a part of the human family. I remind my readers that Mikey didn't think whites were part of the human family... anymore. Mikey taught that whites are redeemed - if it all - through the prayers of Mikey. As for illegal aliens, yeah, the younger King is probably right about what her dad thought. If it hurts White Supremacy - meaning, whites - it is fine with religious black activists.

This is why we call you Sloppy Steve, Steve.

Although Steve does have one point, despite himself. The anti-white hate from Mikey and from his heirs leads to policies that hurt blacks, disproportionately. We whites in Front Range Colorado can insulate. Most of y'all blacks, y'all can't. Up to 1930, even under oppression we can barely even imagine these days, blacks were more employable than whites [Sowell, Intellectuals and Race, 95]. Generations of community-organising have been a sweet deal for the King family... not so much for y'all.


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