Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Monday, February 4, 2019

Another Gem From the Jacobite Plus Briggs

I've not posted in a while, as you have noticed no doubt. Hegelian Toilet Combat shows no signs of slowing down. I've found most hope to have eroded. There are concerns elsewhere, though I don't know if this is the proper place to express them.

But let's have some fun instead.

I've linked to The Jacobite once before, all reservations stand, I do not endorse it (see the Gillette article for an example of the inanity you can find there). Still, this jokesy article is golden. Some highlights:

Free speech is good, of course, but it is especially good for classical liberals. As a classical liberal, you will want to talk about free speech as much as possible. The beauty of doing so is that talking about the wonders of free speech as a means of enabling unfettered inquiry and debate, and the evils of censorship in stifling such activities, is far easier than actually using free speech to, say, uncover hidden truths or create original art.
For classical liberals, individuals and not groups are what count. Sure, the history of man is the history of tribes, and human societies have always featured group loyalties and group differences, but the important thing to bear in mind is that free speech is good.
Classical liberals support cultural appropriation. No one “owns” a culture, and we make progress when we exchange ideas and influences. Thus, classical liberals celebrate the high cultural values of “sexy squaw” Halloween costumes and fusion cooking. 
If men and women who support economic redistribution and authoritarianism would only read On Liberty or Rights of Man they would become classical liberals and we could achieve the dream of a sensible, moderate President who would cut taxes, legalize marijuana, trigger SJWs and discuss the great issues of the day on The Joe Rogan Experience.

Also, for you Orthospherean-type monarchist untermenschen, W. M. Briggs of Uncertain* fame has a post written in 1871 complaining about how right liberals are nothing more than the slow-down/cleanup crew for left liberals.
Indeed, No doubt, after a few years, when women’s suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed...
Where have I seen this phenomenon expounded before...
That is how the process works: successful liberal innovations are retained, while unsuccessful ones are walked back and re-tooled.
All novelty is but oblivion.

*Yes, that's a stretch, but I had to do it I just had to!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

You Need Some Lemon Demon In Your Life

Fair warning: it's dumb. But you knew that.

Fandom is evil.

New year's resolution is to find out how many holes I can drill in my head before I die. I hear the record's five.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

iBuyPower Reads Too Much Reddit

Yeah I know it's an AD, so sue me. Watch it until the end, seriously. Not that it's perfect, of course. I mean, if they were carolers wouldn't there be a non-zero chance that those inside the house would come out to listen? Okay criticism mode off.

We are to assume that this man is merely a prospective suitor furtively trying to woo his objet d'amor under cover of Christmas. The girl, as well as the audience, is disappointed. She expected him to worship her (dulia, lads, not latria; to be clear that's still inappropriate). Turns out he only wanted to tell her about great deals on PCs. It's like a /RedPill holiday.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Kek - A Litany of Links

1. Participate the summary liberal ritual by electing an orange centrist from the previous generation.

2. Praise the third black president for being a messiah, and you better get on board buddy, or you're  just an NPC.

3. The totally predicable happens, just like dad said it would.

4. Like a Stacy tethered to her abusive Chad never admit what happened.

5. Greet the New Day.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Comment Cleanup

I've been spending some time lately cleaning up comments "I" have been making lately. Long and short of it, the computers in a shared space and I don't always log out like I should.

Elostirion wasn't hit so hard, there are a few places I've dropped some bombs that weren't me, many of them by disqus and undeletable. I've been to some place that hosts cartoons. I can't say I recommend Gary and His Demons; it could be good: a demon hunting organization with a reluctant middle-aged chosen one, but it opted instead to be uglySupermansion is also quite ugly, but it's at least got some redeeming qualities and jokes that mostly stick the landing. Skip the first few episodes, it's not interesting until Titanium Lex comes on the scene (halfway through season 1 -ish). Even that is offered with the weakest possible recommendation.

As far as comics go, Firefly is not looking so good but The Last Call was excellent.

I haven't a clue what deusmagicalgirl is, and I ain't a big fan of Scott Adams, why I have comments there I can't say. That about covers what I've had to look at for Elos. Most of it I just left, since it was harmless.

There were dozen or so goobldeygook urls, mostly on my other alias used for family/work. So I'll have to make up a new one. At least that gives me an excuse to get rid of Facebook (again).