Unhappy, same thing.
Scholars on both the left and right have studied this question extensively, and have reached a consensus that it is conservatives who possess the happiness edge. Many data sets show this. For example, the Pew Research Center in 2006 reported that conservative Republicans were 68 percent more likely than liberal Democrats to say they were “very happy” about their lives. This pattern has persisted for decades. The question isn’t whether this is true, but why.
Trying to tear down the happy just makes you more miserable.
The guilt rots them from the inside, it’s great to watch, you can trace it on their features. First smug, then concerned, then doubtful, disillusioned, hopeless, angry, depressed, sullen.
So capitalists are smarter, happier, donate to charity more and are better-looking?
Shit, I’d want equality too!
He misses out the philia of fraternité. Everyone does.
The French Revolution was possible. They wanted to have no protection of aristocracy, to live with other French Catholics. That was it.
The planning fallacy assumes all humans are homogeneous, laughably wrong. In a united society, it’s easy to pull together (Christianity has this function). You also need a high level of national competence (measured by IQ) and anything beyond a nation cannot be controlled into a singular direction, this is why Empires fall and nations fell back always to Napoleonic sizes – leadership cannot scale to so many genetic diaspora of conflicting interest (tell a Frenchman and an Italian they’re the same). There is also the problem of the alien leader – ask Germany.
Britain had that problem with the Normans.
Justice is an eye for an eye. It doles out punishment to all, blindly (Kings and paupers), much more than reward (and never a reward for mere existence, reward for acts of character). There is no such thing as a guilty scapegoat. If they are a wrongdoer, a sinner, to treat them as such is just.
There is a difference between clemency for the honest mistake and weakness in the cowardice of avoiding the punishment of the deliberate criminal.
Weak judges make for weak societies, ruin them by pollution.
You can’t expect a culture of honour and chivalry without God and knights.
You can’t expect professional businesses in a culture of thieves (coughs China).
We do not live in a crime-low society, it’s just that most crimes aren’t recorded (fornication, burglary, rape, adultery – illegal in traditional societies*) and of those, few kept on record. We live in a low-trust (aka diverse) society. As a balance, we have so many criminals we couldn’t possibly bring back the death penalty – or they’d riot and kill us all.
Worst, we enable them with a tithe of good people’s tax money.
We have people of personality (bland inclusive bullshit) and no character. There can be no outcomes of character without it and no virtue while we deny the existence of vice, it’s a little like handing someone a pair of water wings while securing a millstone around their neck. You rid yourself first of the “ties that bind”, the depressive forces of an individual (weaknesses, faults) and like weeding a garden, the spiritual virtues can develop naturally without undue effort. If you do not – like the Alt Right – the weeds will strangle the good fruits in their crib.
Justice is the diametric opposite of-
Equality denies the innate quality of the Universe’s hierarchy. Even Far Left groups have clearer hierarchies than any right economic group. Anything that has to be enforced by Government is by definition unnatural.
Equality is unnatural. Except graves, we’re equal in death.
Social justice – where the misery-guts demand company.
To treat people as sinners but deny sin is like telling people they’re stupid but IQ isn’t real and they’re racist but race isn’t real. They’ve argued themselves out of rationality. I am speaking but there is no such thing as oxygen.
These people will fail for a simple reason. They want power without responsibility. They want to wear the crown, ermine and think it’s all lemon cakes and sitting on a golden throne with servants. They refuse to see the Sword of Damocles. These people don’t like to think deeply.
The infantilized group will eventually become bloodthirsty once you finally stop the gravy train.
No, you have a duty to the electorate. Otherwise, bloodshed. In the history books this always happen (and usually their most ardent supporters are fastest to devalue and instigate it). When this debt bubble of everything pops, these little Hitlers will be slaughtered by their pet groups. Be careful what you wish for.
The worm turns.
They mistakenly think they can turn these new recruits on the groups of people who didn’t promise them Free Shit. Nobody will be going after the Tories while Labour members are around.
Why are politicians in this time so shit?
They aren’t elected to represent the people, (American lie, they are not criminals), they are elected to protect the people. When they refuse to protect the people, the people protect themselves – against the Government. It involves a length of rope, cheap in the worst economies.
They designed modern lamp posts to have a short extension into the road.
And to be too high to easily climb.
Every revolution started with food.
Spend too much > Encourage parasites > Spend in debt > Currency devaluation > POP! > Food shortage > Food riot > Political Revolution > Character rewarded > Prosperity > Spend too much….
Marxism cuts out the [Character rewarded>Prosperity] bit. The death spiral of famine and Mao’s cannibalism.
Muskian Mars and trans-humanism is Nerd Rapture, like AI’s Singularity.
There are sinners who would rather kill themselves (at a suicide “party”, natch) than do good. Those are Satanists, those overjoyed with sin the way normal people are with goodness. Much of the Left wing, by demographics, would rather top themselves, than rely on themselves. When they get into fits of histrionics and claim losing “their” welfare money will kill them, this is what they mean. Remember this when the SS money doesn’t materialize (Social Security is not a legal right).
I haven’t even included the ones on meds (most of them, most of them are on zombifiers). I believe many left/right studies are confounded by that fact. Their meds prevent them from perceiving threat, the Left wing thing is a consequence. When they go off-meds, post-Uni, the goggles come off. As if by magic.
*Think did this happen in Sodom? Seduction law and adultery suits are still on the books, a Patriarchy would enforce them. They protect the institution of marriage like nothing else (pre and post). Rape by fraud is already illegal under seduction laws. Always has been…. as is breach of promise. Taking something under false pretenses has always been illegal, what all those crimes have in common – property right. The original right is over one’s body. It exerts and extends to owned objects.
Of course, even love of one’s neighbour is only observed theoretically and as a means of signalling that you are on the right side. Incidentally, I find that loving your distant neighbour is now used as an excuse to pay less attention to your near one, demonstrating that love has little to do with it and is just used as an excuse to dismantle traditional structures of truth and rob them of their spiritually protective qualities.
So modern liberal doctrines might have some truth in them but it is the truth of a counterfeit rather than the genuine article. Indeed liberalism is best seen as precisely that, a counterfeit of Christianity, a Christianity flattened out, secularised and brought down to this world. It was very probably specifically designed to replace the real thing by apparently retaining the good bits
but throwing out the superstitions. In fact, it does the very opposite and keeps the shell while discarding the nut.
But then those who oppose liberal doctrines must take care that they do not fall into the extreme of denying these have any validity at all, even on a relative level. If you oppose liberalism, as you should, you must not let that push you into the opposite extreme.
Remember there are two commandments, love God and love man. The latter must be seen in the light of the former but if you neglect the latter then you become almost as bad as those who neglect or deny God. This too is part of the test of today. Don’t let the lies of the enemy lead you into the over-reaction of rejecting the reality of the truth he presents in a deformed and corrupted state….
there is now no excuse for being a Leftist, its falsity and its evil are there for all to see – in the foreground and in the background, in books and in our daily lives and face to face conversations.
Every single Left Wing prediction has failed. Count ’em.
Every. Single. One.
While a century, or two, ago the pretensions of atheism, materialism, radicalism, modernism etc. were superficially plausible – now they are not.
Assuming human beings have their eyes open.
Generally, I have found them to be walking around with both eyes shut.
They don’t want to see.
It would be inconvenient.
They might need to change and self-improve in real ways and actually give up things that are bad for them.
Not the January selfie model of self-improvement.
I’m considered very good-looking and even I think the selfie thing has gotten silly.
Another post: https://charltonteaching.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/why-are-things-coming-to-point-now-in.html
“This is a time when those on the side of Good should not fear: fear is the motivation of evil, not Good. Evil is afraid because it is ultimately unnatural – a web of lies – and must be sustained artificially by energy, effort, control…”
Love the truth and hate the Father of Lies. Now..
Someone help me down from this pulpit.
He knows more than he lets on.
It’s a funny question to ask them because in most bloody rebellions, they’re the kind of people who wouldn’t last five minutes.
So the only honest answer is: be buried.
The champagne socialists of the middle class have never been poor. Even that! They’ve never been hungry. They’ve never been without family support, friend connections from school. There’s always been that support network to rely on, someone who cares. Their political groups provide this alumni circle function, totally insular and exclusive. The activists among them have no poor friends. They might feel bad. Out of sight, out of mind. They don’t care.
Like Robin Hood, only the rich can afford to LARP as saviour to the poor.
Their predictions are wrong. It’s the public school man’s opinion of the public.
What don’t the poor have?
Someone who cares.
The people who claim to care about them really don’t.
Look at all the rape gangs as a prime example. Who are certain people paid to protect?
With the middle class, everything is about money.
You might say status but you’d be wrong. They’d rather take money than a boost in status. The money can be parlayed into status in part and the rest enjoyed.
I’ve seen this, I know that’s the way it happens.
The only Millennials dumb enough to invest in the stock market.
The only young people dumb enough to become lawyers, oblivious to the fact it’s only expensive work if you’re high IQ. Otherwise you’re another monkey in a suit… or a gorilla.
You see, these “revolutionary” people want the world to change.
Why? Well, they think their bubble is safe. They think the world changing wouldn’t affect their stock portfolio. I’ve seen and heard the whining. They assume everyone has money to invest (no normal friends).
They’ll be the most shocked of all.
Be careful what you wish for.
In a Communist society, all their savings are wiped out.
In a return to capitalism, the cronies steal their savings, all their savings are wiped out.
In a hard reset to fuck-all, ….. all their savings are wiped out.
Look at the comment section.
You’d think these Marxists were paid-up Tory members!
They believe, hilariously, that they have only money to gain.
They don’t understand their gains are ill-gotten and can vanish suddenly.
And they will.
For those newly introduced to Cthulhu swimming Left concepts.
‘Liberalism’ is the most profoundly corrupted word in political history. Without any exaggeration, rhetorical license, or metaphorical latitude, it’s the leathery sliced-off face of something murdered long ago which now serves to disguise a foaming chainsaw-wielding maniac sharing none of its DNA… Liberalism, from this point forward, means nothing at all like state-happy progressivism.…
At no time in recent history have liberal concerns been less relevant to public policy – even as foils, or ‘neoliberal’ bogeymen. It might be necessary to return to the 1930s to find a time of comparable eclipse. They aren’t being listened to, and they certainly aren’t the object of any animated conversations, unless to slip into social media banter as the butt of jokes. Their concerns seem eccentric, and even identifiably dated, to some point between the end of the 1970s and the Baby Bush quagmire. Where the right once nursed a secret ambivalence for Pinochet, out of admiration for the Chicago Boys, today it’s only interested in the helicopters.
Prosperity Politics won’t work anymore.
You’re late-stage Rome.
The time of options is over.
Welcome to the downslide. We have charts.