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    Today, 01:46 PM
    Academia is a cancer. Leftism is all about "critique" and tearing down great structures that have given so much, but can do nothing when it comes to actually building something. What would "feminist science" where knowledge is constructed even look like? She uses words like "dynamic" and 'subject to change", both of which are meaningless in that context.
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    Today, 12:15 PM
    I did that. Read the rest of the exchange.
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    09-26-2016, 12:04 AM
    Why get a cake from Wal-Mart? Ye Gods, man...
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    09-15-2016, 02:24 AM
    If you're referring to the article I posted, it is about how the alt-right is modernity's bastard spawn. Different in some ways, but still pointing away from the transcendent. It's a radical traditionalist critique of the alt-right. I am something of a traditionalist, but not in the same vein as the guy who wrote the article so I only partially agree. That said I do have my own problems with the alt-right and they are as follows: Populism Ethno-socialism Anti-capitalism Totalitarianism Modernism In-group egalitarianism
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    09-15-2016, 01:57 AM
    Interventionism is a modern concept, whereas imperialism is ancient. "Interventionism" doesn't just refer to "proactive use of the military". It emerged in the 19th Century, then became the order of the post-Westphalian West after World War I. It is an invention of the nation-state and a recent phenomenon. Why did slavery rapidly disappear as a legal institution throughout much of the world in the 19th Century? The British Empire. Why did Sati (the Indian tradition of a widowed woman throwing herself upon her husband's funeral pyre) go away? The British Empire. Why did the Aztecs stop sacrificing people by the thousands to their pagan gods and playing polo with people's heads? The Spanish Empire. I could go on. That's what's funny and demonstrates the ignorance of so many WNs. Nationalism was originally a leftist, anti-imperialist and anti-monarchy ideology. That's one of the reasons I'm not (in principle) a nationalist. I support nationalism over globalism; one is clearly worse than the other at this point in history. The enemies of civilization are my enemies. Right now those are the globalists, but in the 19th Century it was the nationalists like the revolutionaries in France,
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    09-15-2016, 01:39 AM
    I'm not too familiar with the author of the piece, but I think I can surmise that he's a classical reactionary (paleoreactionary, heroic-romantic reactionary/HRx, radical traditionalist ETC.) in the mold of Evola or Guenon. If I'm right, then he does have problems with some of the alt-right premises such as populism. The point of the article as I see it is that the alt-right is inherently flawed, regardless of the truth of some of the premises.
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    09-15-2016, 01:32 AM
    What? True. First of all, there's no way of getting accurate numbers on how many illegals are in the country. Every statistic I've seen as terrible methodology behind it.
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    09-15-2016, 01:27 AM
    You haven't even read The Wealth of Nations? Ye Gods, man... I haven't read IQ and the Wealth of Nations. I never claimed to. However, I have the intelligence and the basic decency not to call something I haven't read a "Nazi tract" or anything similar. It's my experience that the critics of hereditarianism constantly strawman the proponents and often simply argue for a softer hereditarian model instead of something actually distinct. On the alt-right as a whole, there is a tendency to overestimate race and underestimate statecraft and economics. On the other hand, race and IQ predicts wealth and levels of violence in the US exceedingly well. A scientific issue takes a lot of reading and research to become truly well versed. If you're talking about how a book you've never read is a "Nazi tract", you clearly don't care about whatever truth value it may or may not contain. Even if it's totally wrong, there's no justification for that. It sounds like you just googled the criticisms leveled at it and said "That's good enough for me! It's a Nazi book!"
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    09-14-2016, 01:25 AM
    That's a great comic! I've always said Huxley was more prescient than Orwell. Orwell was talking about fascism, whereas Huxley was talking about late-democracy and consumerism. It's quite clear just which one is the problem in the modern West.
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    09-14-2016, 12:22 AM
    The Nazis were none-too-fond of IQ tests. After all, Aryans weren't at the top of the IQ hierarchy. As a general rule, anyone who understands a position purely from reading its critics doesn't understand said position. No exceptions.
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    09-14-2016, 12:18 AM
    If anyone is sick of the endless cries of waaaycism and wants to read an actual good criticism of the alt-right, here's one: https://westcoastrxers.com/2016/08/31/alt-right-viewed-from-the-right/
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    09-13-2016, 10:24 PM
    What insults? The leftist comment? That wasn't supposed to be insulting. From the posts I've seen from you, you are on the cultural left just as I am on the cultural right. It was supposed to be purely descriptive. Characterizing ideological opponents' disagreements as attacks and insults? You really are​ a leftist.
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    09-13-2016, 10:20 PM
    Imperialism is not the same thing as interventionism. Imperialism spread civilization, enriched the world and improved savage culture. Interventionism created ISIS. That's the point.
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    09-13-2016, 05:31 PM
    You are a leftist, at least on some issues, especially cultural ones. I have read it. As well as many other things. If you're putting forth a position, you shouldn't just say "read ". It's not a way to respond to someone's argument and you shouldn't assume that someone who disagrees is ignorant of your position and what you know.
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    09-13-2016, 02:49 PM
    This is the greatest election ever.
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    09-13-2016, 12:33 AM
    Reliving this band's first album. I forgot just how good it was.
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    09-13-2016, 12:14 AM
    That's the plebe-tier leftist analysis. Saddam (along with Gaddafi and Asad) wanted to buck the petrodollar and the entangled alliances between the states in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East were/are the only thing standing in the way an Americanism that controls the globe. As Moldbug said, there are three truly sovereign states on Earth today: China, Russia, and the "international community". Once you can substitute the word "global" in that last one, their work is done. A realpolitik, classical imperialist policy on Iraq would go as follows: 1. Crush the Iraqi military with overwhelming force. 2. Go to the Baathists who are willing to play ball and offer them power under the new regime. I doubt too many of them were genuinely loyal to Saddam. Those who are, die. 3. Attempt to recreate the structure of government under Saddam as quickly as possible after the conflict ends, including the secret police. 4. Make it clear that although the Baathists will be given power, that suppression of Shiites by Sunni Muslims will no longer be tolerated so as not to create an insurgency. Shiites are to be allowed into the new government. Anyone who attempts to inflame sectarian conflict will be executed and their property seized. 5. Immediately start working out oil rights to enrich the US, while giving a cut to the Iraqis to keep the economy somewhat decent and the newly-created state happy. 6. Above all, NO DEMOCRACY!
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    09-12-2016, 07:40 PM
    Going in with overwhelming force and seizing the resources makes a lot more sense than a waging a flaccid war ran by lawyers and spending years and years nation-building. That's the difference between a Carlylean Great Man like Caesar Augustus and a fool like George W. Bush.
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    09-11-2016, 02:56 PM
    There's no way they'd replace her now. She wouldn't allow it. Unless she's seriously on death's door, she'll keep running. Only one thing has kept her going all these years with Bill post-Monica; the Presidency, that she feels she is owed. Obama took it from her in 2008, she won't let anything do it to her again.
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    09-11-2016, 05:21 AM
    The conspiratards seem to be the only ones benefitting from this ad: It would be funny if he wasn't so obviously mentally ill.
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    09-11-2016, 02:49 AM
    The question is how is it being discussed in the marketplace. Will this get people to come and spend money at the store? Considering they're now closed indefinitely, the answer seems clear. There's an old adage: "There's no such thing as bad publicity". This is a total myth. There is such a thing as good bad publicity, meaning publicity that is meant to bad by those producing it, but is taken quite differently by the public or creates enough controversy that helps bring in money. A good example of that would be the protests that various groups waged against a number of bands and music artists in previous decades. Then there's just plain bad publicity. Mel Gibson's leaked phone conversations with his girlfriend is an example of publicity that is just bad, without any redeeming qualities. It was in the news more than anything he had done in recent years before that, but it also effectively ended his career. This ad campaign is an example of the latter. Maybe this business recovers, but it certainly isn't helping them.
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    09-11-2016, 02:38 AM
    Attempting to vindicate leftism through libertarianism is a losing venture, philosophically and memetically. Libertarian socialism was once something that had actual relevance, but it lost. It lost the socialist war to state socialism and it lost the libertarian war to modern capitalist libertarianism. Attempts to vindicate the Labor Theory of Value, use-based property norms and anti-hierarchical organizational structures in a post-industrial market economy is a foolish, masturbatory endeavor.
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    09-11-2016, 02:16 AM
    Regardless of what anyone thinks of 9/11, the perpetrators or the aftermath, this is just a terrible idea for an advertisement. I don't think I've ever seen a worse one. What were they thinking? How did they think this would be taken? On what planet would this have gone over well?
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    09-11-2016, 02:07 AM
    If she is really sick (and I believe that she is), it will become impossible to hide. I doubt she'll die that quickly, though. There are conspiracy theories that the Democrats really want Kaine and that she'll step down shortly after winning. I don't buy that. I think she's so power hungry, she doesn't care how sick she is, she just wants the Presidency. She was promised it in the wake of the Lewinski scandal by her husband after Al Gore got a chance. She was sure 2008 was her time, but Obama took it away from her. It's common knowledge among those close to them that the Clintons do not like Obama because he stole the Presidency from her in their eyes. She wants the office, regardless of what it takes or how ill she really is. She'll govern up until she falls into a coma. She's that kind of person; power for its own sake. She cares nothing about being an honorable steward of a civilization. Her Presidency may be the worst thing to ever happen to this country.
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    09-10-2016, 07:52 PM
    Mo' money fo' dem prograyums.
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    09-04-2016, 03:27 AM
    Neoconservatism did not begin in 19th Century France. I'm assuming you're talking about Napoleon and the era after his death at the end of the 19th Century because nothing else I'm aware of would fit. Military expansionism is not something that is unique to Neocons; it's existed at every point in history after the creation of anything that could properly be called "civilization". Neoconservatism was a rebirth of Wilsonian foreign policy and an outgrowth of the anti-Stalin, anti-USSR, Cold Warrior left; hence the idea that "a Neoconservative is a liberal who's been mugged by reality". Neoconservatism: -Doesn't really have an economic philosophy. Most of them supply-siders and neo-Keynesians. Some exceptions; Donald Rumsfeld liked Milton Friedman. Most Neocons sit somewhere between Reagan and Clinton in terms of economics (there's barely any difference between the two, to begin with), making them moderates. The vast majority of Neocons like modern free trade agreements like NAFTA. -Support of a welfare state, though somewhat smaller than their those further to the left.
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    09-02-2016, 04:35 AM
    Too bad no one gives a shit about female boxing.
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    09-02-2016, 04:00 AM
    I like Vox -- he certainly is no socialist -- though I think Bob Murphy handled him pretty well in their debate on free trade. His arguments seemed half-baked. The argument that the classic approach to comparative advantage is countered by free moving capital and labor is interesting, though; something I need to look into more. Pragmatically, I would support tariffs for foreign goods and a free market at home than the opposite and tariffs over the income tax (among others).
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    09-01-2016, 08:05 PM
    This is absolutely horrendous. I used kratom to treat a chronic pain condition and I was able to get off of painkillers completely because of it. I was never addicted, but they were killing my soul. Kratom gave me myself back. I'm stocking up as much as I can. Sign the petition and at least make Obama comment on it before it goes away: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/please-do-not-make-kratom-schedule-i-substance
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