On being a racist

Originally posted on Throne and Altar:

I’ve argued before that there’s no such thing–that is, no such natural kind–as racism, but as the word is commonly used, I am clearly a racist.  It took me a while to find my peace with this.

It was the babies that first made me aware of it.  I generally find white babies cuter than black babies.  For a long time, I was ashamed of this.  Oh, I knew the reason for it.  I grew up in a nearly all-white region of the midwest, so it’s natural that I would grow accustomed to this racial look. But I was still ashamed.  The poor, innocent babies!  Don’t they all deserve to be found equally adorable?  Shouldn’t I make an equal fuss over each of them?  Actually, I’ve never been around any black babies, so my biased responses haven’t affected them one way or another.  But still…

I also as a general…

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Truth in a Vacuum: Ogilvistic Beauty

Originally posted on A House With No Child:

Here’s some food for thought.

A sizable minority of the population claims to want, sincerely, the truth. The truth in all things. In their work, their relationships, in their minds and their understanding of the world.

But how many of these people even reach the small truths of human nature that are necessary for one’s growth?

Not many.

Liberals generally claim a commitment to truth and embody this contradiction. On the one side they claim to crave truth and all the goodness that comes with it. Yet they remain lacking. Sorely lacking. Just like most people.

And before modern day liberal-socialism, there was classical liberalism vying for the same. And before that even more such ideologies. Go figure.

Are there any portions of the population that actually, non-hypocritically seek truth?

Yes. There are. Just a few. And within those populations, yet smaller portions seek it sincerely and get anywhere.

You…

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Boing Boing getting trashed over ‘disappointingly transphobic’ photo of a cat

Originally posted on Twitchy:

And the outrage of the day goes to Boing Boing over this picture of a “feline” that identifies as “German Shepherd”:

https://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/589095954189430787

Because, you see, it’s transphobic:

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Video: Your average degenerate

I can see the point. I think this is r-type low-IQ low/no Need for Cognition dominance as culture panders to the lowest denominator who is crucially – easily parted with their credit cards. When the credit tap dries up, we’ll see a flip, in my estimation. Salesmen go where the money is. In a monetary vacuum, nobody looks up to these people. Adverts are a dream that consumer buys into. They matter. They have importance. There are things catered to them, after all. Increasingly, they shape their identity around what they are told is valuable about their ‘demo’ by the master puppeteers.

However, the use of degenerate in Europe refers to primarily sexual or rarely, other form of antisocial abuse with traumatic shockwaves to surrounding societal structures (mostly drugs, because the rush and risk is similar to sex).

These people complain when what society said would happen, does. The classic routes worked where none of the others did, it’s almost-Darwinian societal structure selection. See many atheist countries lately? Yet these individuals are ignorant of history and think their trendy opinions will lead them right forever. When they’re inevitably ruined, as society warned them from childhood they would be, they expect everyone else to play parent and clean up their mess. Bailouts. Everywhere. For adults. They complain they are oppressed and nobody listens to them whine. – Probably ‘cos they know they can’t talk you out of being stupid, it’s a lifelong condition. This is the rationale behind that Law of Power on the ‘unlucky’. The same faulty decision-making will fell you too, if such is the cause of their woe.

Take advice from a suicide on life? Sure, what’s the worst that could happen? They’re naive and destructive, a fatal combination in ANY OTHER SOCIETY IN HUMAN HISTORY.

They failed to grow up and each failure thereafter compounds their issues. Leave them be. The issue is assuming everyone is an expert for having an opinion. Nope, most opinion (has a right to exist but) is irrelevant beyond its dwelling place because it fails basic reality checks. They are marked by their ingratitude to people who humour them, and play parent, who tell them the truth. You don’t want to behave, you don’t want the truth, what do you want? ~ it is sensible to ask. To be God. A life with one half cut out. Rights and no responsibilities. Highs and no lows. These people are an insult to children, they may in future count as a form of antisocial retardation; the ignorance of the laws of physics applied to social beings, of the conflict between biology and agency, of chemistry applied to their under-developed brains. They are arrogant enough to believe they are exempt from the rule of the Universe they inhabit. There is no such thing as morality, there is no objective Universe. If you ask, they believe this. They may as well live in a social media cave (Plato) and be done with it. These people would honestly do better in an asylum than out in the harsh realities of a world they dispute to exist. If we lived out in space, we’d shoot these people out of the airlock for sport. They are a waste of resources and it’s a cosmic joke they support all abortion. A temporary boon in global fertility off the back of the tireless noble Victorian productivity (stone-dead two productive generations later, 1901-1961) they derisively mock allowed them an existential hurrah they have wasted for others before the next Malthusian population-levelling event pops up and takes them down into the sinking abyss of genetic irrelevance, the human equivalent of the Dodo. I laugh at these people, for what else is there to do? The village idiots are running the show, may as well enjoy it. We may not see the men in white coats approach them from the corner of our vision but trust, their time is approaching. As George Carlin said, we’re circling the drain, and things pick up speed as we near the end of this era, as we’ve seen in the past year or two. We are the spectators who live in interesting times.

Morality is a slippery slope, which isn’t a fallacy at all when applied to realpolitik, covered with a shiny hard plastic layer of Doublespeak and called a “trend” instead.

Video: What happens when SJWs try to be men #Gamergate

This is so incredibly pathetic I had to share it.

oh no oh dear hides facepalm double

I was in pain watching it. I was cringing that hard.

Why do I share a sex with people like this? Why do they share my air?

The part that really got me was the half a minute unfunny intro. Seen away from a SJW’s tarred vision, it’s hilariously sexist (if by sexist you mean stereotypical to a sex).
The woman doesn’t know something (cliche) and instead of taking some initiative and looking it up on the device in her very hands, she asks a man. She gets emotional, daydreams, distracted, he repeatedly needs to correct her, she doesn’t listen to him until he tells her firmly, needing to stop reading himself, learning in the same way she refused to do, ignoring the express purpose of the device men built in her hands. He is instantly more knowledgeable on the tech slang topic than the person holding a device. Woman refuses to take an insult as if that works. I was laughing for the wrong reasons.

Bitter old women in HR ruin hot females’ career chances too

http://uk.businessinsider.com/how-good-looks-can-backfire-on-career-2015-4

Between the lines but it’s there.

Again, the people who were most attractive were rated lowly by people of the same sex. The effect was especially strong for women, who “selected highly attractive female candidates only 11.7% of the time, significantly less than chance,” Agthe and her colleagues write.

Spite is stronger in women and girlish boys.

Indeed, these may be examples of what University of Ottawa psychologist Tracy Vaillancourt calls “indirect aggression,” which she wrote about in a 2013 paper provocatively titled “Do human females use indirect aggression as an intrasexual competition strategy?” 

Women are actually more aggressive than men. Even as children.
It’s just they’re sneakier and get away with it more often, being harder to prove.
Next time a feminist says it’s okay for boys to cry (no it isn’t), realise she is asking boys to play by the rules of her game because she cannot win at his.

“A clear way that indirect aggression serves an individual’s goal is by reducing her same-sex rivals’ ability, or desire, to compete for mates,” she wrote. “This is typically accomplished in a concealed way, which diminishes the risk of a counterattack.”

Mean Girls grow old and get meaner.
Notice the Go Grrrl rhetoric for women in say, STEM, is based on male action? What about plain women being nice to the hot girl? No no, that’s too much to ask of the Sisterhood apparently. The hot girl is presumed to have “too much” already. Sisterhood approval is inversely proportionate to the attention you glean from men without trying. (n.b. Sisterhood spinsters hate me, which I take to be a compliment in light of the reasons). Funnily enough, their chronic jealousy and hatred will etch lines on their face sooner and the stress of competing with the pretty girls (instead of the smart thing, cooperation) will make them even uglier.

Remember that fairytale trope? The Ugly Sisters.  Based in reality.

Female bullying targets are always superior to their bullies. Take heart, ladies.