I was going to link to a clip from “The Young Ones”, and old BBC comedy, in which Rik Mayall goes on and on about how boooooorrrrrrriiiiiinnnnnggggg everything is. But I can’t find it.

I read a bunch of blogs and the truth is most bloggers say the same thing over and over again. It’s the nature of the beast, to an extent- someone has an idea or perspective, and they continuously comment on things that illustrate their point.

I used to write more frequently but my personal life has gotten more busy and writing something decent takes a little time. I don’t want to put in my two cents about the latest outrage. I want to say something that I or someone else hasn’t said before that illuminates things.

So please keep me on your RSS feed, if you don’t have me on it already.

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Merry Christmas and God Yul to All

Sorry I’m late, it is a crazy holiday this time.

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The Iron PIll

H/t to 28 Sherman, I really like this.

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The History of Fertility Transitions and the New Memeplex


H/t to Sailer, this is so important in so many ways, I can only begin to think of them. I will write a lot more about this later.

Originally posted on The View from Hell:

Sarah Perry, October 2014


European cultures have historically prevented people from restricting family size within marriage. The European marriage pattern allowed for the control of fertility only through delaying and restricting nuptiality. A new pattern, allowing for controlled fertility within marriage, simultaneously originated in New England and France in the late eighteenth century. The new pattern traveled with a new set of values, including suffrage, democracy, equality, women’s rights, and social mobility. Its main mechanism of spread was education, the availability of which also incentivized the new fertility pattern’s adoption by providing a clear way for parents to compete for the future status of their children by having fewer children. The new pattern spread across Europe, North America, and Australia during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, encountering temporary, partial resistance from some groups. Even Catholics and Mormons worldwide adopted controlled fertility by the early twentieth century or…

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Blacks and the Domination of Social Space

Stories about blacks getting into confrontations with cops, security guards, store owners and others are so common as to be hardly worth mentioning. And yet there is a basic reason for this, which should be understood by all who share any social space with blacks.

A former cop, FBI agent and current criminal defense attorney, Dale Carson, wrote a book called “How to Arrest-Proof Yourself”. I read this and found it very interesting, as it talks about what cops are actually doing on the street. According to Carson, cops look for certain high-profile behaviors and stop those people.

I mentioned the book in comments on Lion of the Blogosphere, and he read it and became a big fan. Living in a high-density urban environment where this plays out every day, but where most of the population studiously ignores that it is happening, I can see how this would be very interesting to him.

To summarize the book- if you are going to do anything illegal, do it inside, out of public view. Don’t drive an old, beat-up car, and definitely not with a bunch of people in it, that is a cop magnet. If you are stopped by a cop, be polite and try to end the encounter as quickly as possible.

Toward the end Carson digresses and addresses the issue of why blacks have much more trouble with the police than whites. His answer is that whites mostly follow his advice, and blacks don’t. Whites of the type more likely to have legal trouble- Carson works in Florida, so these people would be called crackers or rednecks- drink or smoke dope inside their homes, rather than on the street, carry knives rather than guns, drive by themselves or with one other guy in a pickup, have wives or girlfriends who help keep them out of trouble, and don’t get confrontational with cops. Blacks do frequently the opposite- drink or smoke dope on the street or in their front yards, carry guns, ride with four guys in an old sedan, and have girlfriends or baby mamas who really don’t care if they are locked up or not.

Carson seems to ascribe this behavior to ignorance by blacks, but I think there is a totally different cause. For blacks, dominating and acting out in public, social space is an end in itself. It is about power and control for them. And they are very successful at it, because any space where a black person appears will mostly be controlled by that black person- they will intimidate whites and Asians in that space, although maybe not Latinos.

Think about it- if you see a black in a public space, you are going to steer clear of him. He might not be trouble, but he might, and the hassle is not worth it. It could be something major, it could be something minor, but that’s up to him, and what kind of a mood he is in that day, and if he’s in a screw with whitey mood, you are in for some heartburn you don’t need.

Black behavior to own and control a social space varies from just hanging out, to hanging out and talking loudly, to being very physically active and boisterous, to play-fighting, standing in the middle of spaces intended for walking, walking four abreast down a sidewalk, walking in the middle of the street, stopping a car in the middle of the street to speak with someone walking in the street, stopping a car in the middle of the street to talk with someone in another car also stopped in the middle of the street- in general, many uses of social space not intended by the white designers, and regarded as inappropriate and selfish by white cultural standards.

Blacks get away with this first by their childishness and playfulness- reprimanding children is something whites do reluctantly, although blacks don’t hesitate to harshly punish misbehaving children. One black will not be challenged because whites rely on general social pressure to enforce most rules, rarely confronting people directly. Two or more blacks will not be challenged, because blacks play off and reinforce each other, and challenging them will most certainly result in a loud, angry confrontation. Challenge three blacks and physical violence is almost probable.

Blacks in social space are in their kingdom, but every kingdom has borders that must be jealously protected. Surrender is frequently the strategy. Too many blacks, and whites leave. Blacks are the reason for the demise of the indoor mall. In the ghetto, authorities tolerate and accept this kind of behavior, because most of the residents are black and the community supports it.

Sometime however there will be some push back. As Sailer has reported, in some middle-class black Detroit suburbs, the residents have reacted negatively to the arrival of ghetto blacks and their norms. Because all parties are black in this case, it can be described as a culture clash, although the middle-class blacks moved to the suburbs precisely for a white social environment.

Sometimes blacks will rub up a little too hard against whites, and store manager, security guard, or perhaps even a police officer will ask or tell the black person to move, quiet down, or leave, and the black person will respond aggressively. The ability to intimidate whites is very important to all blacks, and they work in concert to maintain this. I suspect that in each situation, the goal of the black is to create as much pain for the white authority figure, without actually getting into legal trouble. The black may not want a ticket, a summons, or an arrest, but is not particularly afraid of these either. A confrontation with a white authority figure is a great experience for a black, gives him status and prestige with other blacks, and if he is arrested gives him even more. From a white logical standpoint, legal trouble is to be avoided whenever possible, but from the black standpoint, while it has personal costs, it also has personal benefits, and benefits blacks as a whole, by discouraging confrontation by whites, however justified.

This kind of simple enforcement of social norms by authority figures is what is constantly attacked by blacks and white progressives as evil, racist police harassment. But as I have shown, it is normal for this behavior to be tolerated in most instances. It is sometimes still necessary to tell people to not do things. Blacks will complain that the police don’t ticket whites for drinking beer on the sidewalk, but that’s because whites don’t drink beer on the sidewalk- they do it on their couch, in their backyard, or maybe on the front porch, but never on the sidewalk. Blacks could do the same, but they like the idea of making the public space of the sidewalk into their own personal space.

I wrote about this in detail some time ago about the Trayvon Martin case. I find myself repeating myself because of a few more recent news items, each itself completely unremarkable, but showing this pattern. My answer is the same now- make a habit of questioning and confronting blacks, if only by eye contact. Blacks need to broken of the habit of casually intimidating whites, if only by letting them know they are being watched. Any obnoxious or illegal behavior should be referred to the police or other authorities.

Blacks like to use the word “peace”, but peace to them means exactly the same thing it does to Moslems, which is submission. You can be at peace with a black if you submit to him, he of course the sole judge as to whether your submission is complete or sincere enough. It’s a losing game, so don’t submit at all.

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Fear of a Black Planet of the Apes

I shouldn’t write topically, being a serious procrastinator, but another “Planet of the Apes” movie came out this summer.

The original series came out on TV when I was in grade school. Kids love talking monkeys- a relic of my earlier childhood was the talking chimp show “Lancelot Link”- so everybody thought it was the coolest thing ever. The political message didn’t make an impression, beyond maybe a little the environmentalist/anti-nuclear angle.

I guess grownups like talking monkeys too, because they made another POTA movie in around 2002, with Mark Wahlberg as the astronaut, but I guess it didn’t do well enough to motivate another series. They tried again a few years ago, dropping the astronaut/time travel angle, making use of recent CGI technology, and using modern science as a plot motivator.

Progressives having gotten less subtle over the years, you could tell just from the advertising it was a black power movie. Apes on horseback in the forest with assault rifles! Real Third World revolutionaries! A TV ad had a couple of dumb blue-collar white guys with assault rifles approached by an ape. The ape engages in various antics to amuse them and get their guard down, then grabs a gun and wastes them.

That kind of sums up the whole attitude of progressives and their non-white goons. “You better watch out, whitey! Because we gonna rise up! You think we just yo clowns, we just be foos, but we gonna get our shit together and rise up!” (My apologies for the poor attempt at Ebonics.)

We are grimly assured that while the non-white masses may be poor, fat, slovenly, unlettered, childish, and mostly occupied with various foolishness now, that any day now they will develop consciousness, organize themselves and rise up against their evil oppressors, who as we can see are dumb blue-collar white guys. To prevent this we must give them education, and health care, and lots of other benefits so they won’t hate us and slit our throats while we sleep.

We’ve been waiting on the revolution for all the post-colonialist era, which could be said to start at the end of World War I, and we’re still waiting. Communist revolutions have been started by middle-class intellectuals and terrorists. Indigenous takeovers in Africa came when the colonial governments left of their own accord. In Rhodesia and South Africa whites resisted longer, with more violence from native blacks, but mostly surrendered due to shaming from other whites.

The closest the world actually came to this was in Central America, in El Salvador and Guatemala. The civil wars there are thought of as communist insurgencies, but I think are better thought of as Indian rebellions. The Guatemalan was a particularly bloody affair, lasting for decades and costing 300,000 lives. And yet even in this case it didn’t succeed, and the Guatemalan peasant mostly deals with his want by heading to the US.

What black leftists in the US call “revolution” is mostly at its worst a couple of nights of looting and burning. Immigrant shopkeepers suffer but the system is not threatened. And why should it be, and why should blacks threaten it? The Great White Father in Washington keeps the EBT card charged up.

The local system, primarily responsible for basic order and security, reacts flexibly. Speeches are made, police go to sensitivity training, and people who don’t like the chaos pick up and move a few miles. But the “black undertow”, as Paul Kersey calls it, is like Hawaiian lava. It moves very, very slowly, and while it will burn you to a crisp if you stay still, it is easy to avoid if you aren’t asleep.

And so nothing will ever change. Lower-class white people are aggravated by having to move when lower-class blacks show up in the neighborhood, but nobody important is ever put out. There is a certain socio-economic level of neighborhood where you can buy a house and be sure the black undertow will never arrive. (Middle-class blacks prefer these neighborhoods also, when they can afford them.)

The revolution that is always coming, but never arriving, seems to be a basic fixture of progressivism. Human nature seems to be a constant that does not change in the way progressives tell us it does.

There isn’t going to be any revolution, at least not the kind we are promised.

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Denise wrote about James Woods challenging Eric Holder to come to Memphis to register disapproval of the Kroger black mob attack, and wonders if maybe there is some cracking in Hollywood.

It seems to me he is registering disgust, which is a simple biological reaction to things that are dirty, bad, or corrupting. It’s a basic defense that tells animals to avoid things like feces and dead bodies, contact with which can cause disease or death.

Destroying or suppressing this reaction renders the organism helpless against destruction. Why would anyone ever do this? I think this has occurred accidentally, in some situations, and deliberately in others. Deliberate destruction of the disgust reaction doesn’t simply dehumanize a person, since even animals have this reaction, it actually de-animalizes them.

In man’s primitive, or basic agricultural state, this was not a problem, as people had instinctual taboos against defecating close to dwellings, eating dead animals, homosexuality and incest. I believe that at some point, urbanization- which occurred as soon as there was a small agricultural surplus- led to the accidental loss of some of these taboos. In a city you can’t walk out to the designated corner of the field to relieve yourself, so sometimes people got used to doing it where they lived. “Don’t crap where you eat” is excellent advice but until the development of sanitary sewers, city dwellers had little choice.

As I talked about in my religion blog, city life made non-biological and socially inappropriate and exploitative sex possible. Here is where our split from modernity comes. Liberals don’t think you should take a dump on your kitchen floor, but they rage against any implication homosexuality or fornication is bad. And yet people have a strong, instinctual disgust to these things. Most people are cool with fornication, but still don’t like homosexuality. Liberals tolerate prostitution, don’t promote incest or bestiality, and are officially against pederasty- although I think not unofficially- but only because we haven’t “evolved” enough yet. Just wait a few years.

The Mosaic law in the Old Testament is largely a basic outline of laws of hygiene, where to defecate, how to handle dead bodies, what stuff not to eat, and what sex acts to avoid. I think the Hebrews lived in a high-density agricultural or semi-urban environment in Egypt, and had lost some basic sense of cleanliness, so it was reinstated. Liberals like to rage that it says you can’t eat shrimp, and we do that, so you should be able to have homosexuality too! In those days, eating a bad shrimp could kill you. Thanks to modern food safety practices, shrimp are probably safe, but homosexuality is still very dangerous. Being an active homosexual basically meant you were dead until massive scientific and medical intervention made it to it will only make you very sick, dependent on numerous debilitating drugs, and delay your death for some years. Plenty of homosexuals still acquire HIV, despite all the prevention efforts, and plenty still die of AIDS, despite all the medical research and spending.

Dismantling sexual morality is really, really bad. Antibiotics and birth control reduce the physical consequences, but the psychological and spiritual consequences remain. To destroy a people’s’ sexual morality is to destroy them.

Another level of disgust is racial. People really don’t like or feel comfortable around people of different races. Liberals claim they don’t, but they only spend time around small numbers of intelligent, well-enculturated members of other races, particularly blacks. Those who actually spend time around typical blacks, like Teach for America interns, tend to lose the feeling real quick. (My old New Deal liberal dad recently told me “I think riding the bus is making me a racist.”)

Whites don’t like blacks, have varying degrees of difficulty with Hispanics depending on how white they are, and are mostly OK with Asians. Asians don’t like whites that much. I think, honestly, blacks really don’t like whites and don’t like to be around them more than they have to. The races are differently adapted for different situations, and thus of limited compatibility. Whites, to blacks, I think are really weird and a little gross. We have ghostly pale skin and  don’t talk or move much. We seem to them physically weak and a little sickly. Biologically, black people are far more robust for their home environment, sub-Saharan Africa. Before modern medicine Europeans in Africa usually got sick and died quickly. Even today spending any time in Africa is pretty dangerous, not even counting Ebola. Conversely blacks are poorly suited for cold environments, and the main reason slavery didn’t catch on in the North is that before central heating and cheap warm clothing, blacks didn’t survive well in the North.

Forcing incompatible people together causes all kinds of problems but the people doing the forcing aren’t affected so it’s OK. Racial disgust is not completely taboo though. The racial disgust that Jews have for non-Jews is OK. Something that is similar and closely associated is also OK. The urban, commercial people who rule us- the Puritans and Quakers, along with the Jews- all have a kind of racial and ethnic disgust for non-elite whites, for country people and even suburbanites.

Another level of disgust, that is and is thought of as intellectual but I think is also biological, is disgust at lying. James Woods is experiencing visceral disgust with the dishonesty of those refusing to acknowledge black racial violence. Lying has varying levels of danger, and on the simplest level the need to avoid social friction overrides the harm. In general however lying, falsehood, failure to acknowledge or denying the truth is seriously harmful to individuals and society.

Christianity is, as far as I know, the only religion that demands truth. Judaism limits sanctions to making a formal false allegation of wrongdoing against a fellow citizen in a legal proceeding, which is the worst kind of lying, but that leaves a lot of room. Jesus proclaims himself, and thus God, the truth. And God’s enemy, Satan, is a liar and the father of lies.

Leftism is based on numerous lies, starting with a rearrangement of social hierarchy in which all are equal but some are more equal, the concept of equality in general, racial equality, gender equality except when women are superior, and an almost complete dismantling of sexual morality and hygiene. Sometimes this involves telling lies people want to hear, and sometimes it involves destroying or suppressing people’s natural disgust and aversion to bad things.

Leftists teach that most basic human instincts are evil and ignorant. In general your instincts are valid and there to protect you.

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