Friday, March 16, 2018

Which Way, Whitey?

The Torah Trio talking about Cofnas' essay and the alt right's leadership quandary.
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We'll be talking more about Cofnas and the recent challenges to and within the alt right this Sunday at 9:00 AM Pacific.

Homeless and Hopeless

James LaFond has a brush with the future:
On my way into the supermarket today, I got to thinking about how the bottle return areas of large supermarkets remind me of what an ancient slave market might have looked like. The dregs of society, conquered and diseased, standing in line, awaiting an uncertain, but sure to be unkind future. The number of homeless seems to be growing exponentially, to such a point that, given the current trend, we’ll all be homeless one day.
Both the bottle return station--probably not as bad here as in his neighborhood, but inspiring the same feeling of dread--and the increase in homeless people are depressing realities here. Hobos crawl through downtown scavenging up recyclables along with anything else they can use at night, sometimes angrily leaving piles of garbage around dumpsters they've broken into. The trash cans on the street are locked in little cages so they won't be turned over. I've seen more than one homeless man furiously pulling and kicking away at one of these.
A little while later, as I walked back out to my car with half a cartload of groceries, I see someone sitting on the hood of my car. I’m a easy going type, so I cordially observe, “You’re on my car, dude.”

Like a flash, he hops off to face me, and I notice the hunting knife in his left hand. “So what about it, huh?” he inquired, while moving within a couple feet of me. His eyes tell me that he’s tweaked.
Wait a second. “What’s up Mike? I didn’t recognize you without your glasses.”

He smiles and tells me he lost them during the last snow storm. While we talk, he keeps the knife behind his back, blade pointed outward, tilting it back and forth, rocking on his heels, and craning his neck this way and that to get a better look at his surroundings.

“What’s with the knife?”, I ask.

It’s so motherfuckers know. Keep away! Danger! HaHa.”
His mental state has deteriorated since the last time I saw him. We used to be neighbors.

Mike’s in his late 40’s, and looks older. He talks with the sibilant “S” that is indicative of long term meth use. He’s become what I call a TOM. Tweaker On Mountainbike. I actually witnessed the moment he joined the ranks of the city’s homeless population.
In the late seventies PCP was introduced, and flowed into my Norwalk neighborhood by way of Compton. The drug is devastating, and long abuse left users with slurred speech. They became known as "mush heads" locally.

More homeless appear better outfitted with tents. They can pitch them right on the sidewalk overnight downtown. One remarkably elaborate construction, combining tarps, umbrellas and other things, last I checked, appears each night and is gone each morning on the same patch of sidewalk near a church.
A small encampment on a plot of land across from a church that feeds them will appear and grow, and then grow menacing, before being taken down by the police, and starting the cycle anew. The night belongs to the homeless in downtown Portland, and in the day they move about with visible frustration and difficulty, having to navigate the normies. Crazies walking down the middle of a boulevard mid-day are fairly common; people barely react.

The next political movement to challenge the status quo, whatever it is, will have to be some part therapeutic. It must seek to reclaim and heal some part of those lost to degeneracy, sloth and foolishness.
Won't be long til summer comes.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Picture of Alice

The porch was a concrete block with steps formed into it and a visible tilt, or so I thought, like some chunk of brutalist architecture that had fallen out of the sky. It was about five by five feet. Young people were crowding there to smoke, despite the rain having lapsed into the faintest trace, with individual drops coming like random stragglers.

She stood on the corner of this grotesque pedestal facing me on the lawn below. She was a standing shadow shrouded in the halo from the bare porch light behind, a white trash Birth of Venus, and, I knew, no less beautiful behind the dark there, mercifully hidden from my searching eyes.

The outline of her hair was the only discernible, familiar thing about her--otherwise it could have been anyone there--but it was undeniably her. This minimalist sketch evoked the full light of memory, the memory of her still compiling that final version to take her place when she's gone, the dead thing to replace the living, the trace of her arc across my life, documented and filed away on paper already yellowing.

That was Alice up there on the porch, looking down on me with--what? I couldn't see. Was she talking? I couldn't tell. Was she talking to me? Was she smiling at me? Did she see me, finally? See my desire?

That was Alice, midway through her ruin, long after mine.

March or April 2017

Hillary's Legacy Meme

Via InfoWars, this is genius.
I just wish they'd included Hillary riding a nuke like a rodeo cowboy, a la Slim Pickens:

"Hey, what about Hillary?"
 Probably a copyright issue.

Luke in the Frame

Frame Games Radio opens this postmortem on his Warski appearance with a clip of Luke Ford expounding (to me) on the Warski phenomenon.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Vlad the Buzzkiller

Vladimir Putin lays into Megyn Kelly regarding foreign meddling in elections. Vlad puts on quite a show. Earlier, when Megyn is opening with the Russian hackers accusation, he's grunting and snorting like a bull in the chute. At some point you can see Ms Kelly gulp as he gores msm hypocrisy.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Striker v Kiker

Luke Ford talks to Eric Striker about Nathan Confas' critique of Kevin MacDonald.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Growing Pains

The current Hollywood sex abuse hysteria follows a pattern set in American universities during the first wave of political correctness in the late eighties and early nineties, wherein charges of sexual abuse by men are encouraged, accepted unquestioningly and quickly leveraged into some form of institutional loot--departments in colleges, board seats in the corporate world, parts in Hollywood.

Hollywood gets to come late to the appropriation phase of American history that it's been so very instrumental in bringing about. That is, it gets its turn now to be shaken down by the fringes, starting with the fringiest of all, actresses.

Therein lies part of the problem. Unlike universities, where captured tax dollars provide a haven for theorists who might starve in the gutter without them, Hollywood is a serious business about serious money and much closer to the sort of meritocracy it too has been denouncing as racist, patriarchal, etc.

The universities can endure, apparently, thousands of intellectual mediocrities, whereas Hollywood can't. The universities manage to get away with replacing solid academics with crap theory, but Hollywood is a business. You don't replace good directors with bad and get away with it for long. And there aren't enough female directors and producers to replace the voracious Harvey Weinsteins of the world.

So just who appropriates what and how remains a difficult question. At some point women might long for the quaint custom of the casting couch, and its relative simplicity.

The Hollywood Reporter:
A leaderless group "became a brand overnight," say insiders, but the anti-harassment crusade now seeks structure and a real leader amid skepticism about CAA's role and "movie star cliquey" meetings. On March 1, members of the Time's Up anti-harassment organization met the media to deliver a 60-day progress report on its campaign for "basic fairness in the workplace," as Bad Robot co-CEO Katie McGrath put it.

The timing was right. Hollywood being what it is, and people being what they are, there has been speculation and some suspicion about where Time's Up came from, who gets to participate in the group and what its priorities are. At the meeting with the press, A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay assured that even though Time's Up "started so splashy on the red carpet, there's real work being done."
 Ava DuVernay is going to want some of that Time's Up largess after her weird-looking Oprah film fails.
 Some of the distrust around Time's Up can be traced to its beginnings in late 2017 in the crisis atmosphere that prevailed after accusations against Harvey Weinstein became public. Early meetings took place at CAA, with the agency's chief innovation officer Michelle Kydd Lee and agents Maha Dakhil, Hylda Queally and Christy Haubegger among the founders. When certain A-list actresses (such as Kristen Stewart and Emma Stone) and major players repped at other agencies (such as Shonda Rhimes, handled by ICM Partners) were invited to meetings while their agents were not, some suspected that CAA might use the gatherings to try to poach clients. "There are people cynical enough to say it's about getting Shonda," says a producer who is a member of the organization.
The great unappreciated irony of Hollywood's self-inflicted sexual hysteria is that it's hard to imagine it without the Pussy Hat protests against Trump. Weinstein's exposure was like ripping a hull in Hollywood's side in this increased pressure. Further irony in that Trump was boasting of celebrity sexual advantage and speaking frankly of a system most working Hollywood women were as complicit of or indifferent to as similarly situated male colleagues--who generally don't have the opportunity to trade on sex if they desire.

Mighty interesting times.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Optics and Exposed Cleavage

Luke and I talk about alt right feuds, "optics" and stuff.