Thursday, October 08, 2015

The Invasion of Serbia, October of 1915

It was a dark time for the Entente. Despite Italy's entry into the war on the Entente's side, it was not going well. Russia had retreated roughly the width of Poland, the Dardanelles was a disaster, and despite the Austrian troops deserting en masse, the Germans were kicking ass everywhere in the eastern and southern fronts. The Germans began their invasion of Serbia on October 5th, 1915. The Serbs would fight valiantly, but they would be defeated by Von Mackensen's men. Von Mackensen would erect a monument to their valiant defense of their homeland. These men were the instigators if you will of the horrors that filled the Great War, but any student of that era knows, it was bound to start somewhere, time and place were the only variables.

Serbian troops outnumbered 10 to 1

King of Serbia to the right, PM to the left

Serbs preparing the defense

Revenge for Franz Ferdinand

Serbian artillery

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

A Note On Bulging Biceps + Male Feminists

By now, you have probably read the blurb about how bulging biceps and lifting is unhealthy masculinity. Once again, the system or hivemind is out in full force to say lifting is toxic. This is an evergreen article that is written ever so often and focuses on lifting, supplements, the Adonis Complex or something about men trying to improve their physical fitness. The people stating this is toxic or bad are women and male feminists. There are just a few points I want to discuss or make.

1. One realizes these people do not lift at all. The easy tell is this: it takes long months or years of dedication in the gym with a proper diet to get bulging biceps. One also needs the genes. What will happen with lifting is you will shape up and fill out as your frame was designed. These fools automatically go to the Arnold or Stallone imagery, when in reality, many guys will just fill out their clothes they way they were intended to and not be fat ass Americans.

2. The seminar or lecture was kicked off by Jackson (((Katz))), who was the first man to minor in women's studies at UMass Amherst (or America, unsure?). This guy is a good example of something I will be writing on this next week, but the male feminist is a slimeball to not be trusted (Hugo Schwyzer anyone?). By losing out in life due to natural deficiencies (like his female feminists counterpart), his entire life is dedicated to denying any men from playing up their masculinity. He is also a rent seeking parasite, just read his biography. He trains our armed forces on bystander sexism and violence prevention programs. That is completely unnecessary if not for the prog requirement to do something about violence against women. "Gosh, what will we do? Oh you know of a recommended seminar we can have that will keep the progs off of our back? Thanks Dr. Katz."

3. Why the biceps obsession? Men with smaller biceps are more liberal. They want you weak. Weaklings want redistribution because they have no initiative to do anything on their own. Weaklings need protection. Weaklings are no threat to the system. Agreeing to be weak is submission to their system.

4. These writers are obsessed with the cajoling and male group reinforcement phrases like "be a man", "c'mon bro", and "Dude you're a fag, bro". That last one is a book title, and if you look at the UVa sociology department's website for supporting Jackie's fake rape, they cite that book in their notes about toxic masculinity. Not to dive too deep into the psychology, but how much of this male feminist obsession is rooted simply in their failure at some point to be one of the guys? They take a personal failing and spread it to everyone else as a horrible thing men must endure (hmmm, where have we seen this before). Now if this is a problem, the progs must want men to bond like women. Usually women bond through sharing stories of suffering, enduring a difficulty or some mishap. They want men to bond like women. They want men to feel like victims. Victims don't fight. Victims accept little morsels from authorities to soothe them for their tragic past.

5. I do agree with them that, in the public sphere, masculinity seems a bit narrower today than even just a few decades ago, but these same academics and media types are the ones who have done this. The rise of the "nerd" concept is a modern one since the Apollo scientists and engineers were family men and/or veterans. To be masculine and smart have diverged in popular culture. The thing these male feminists get wrong is that all they want to do is create a new, narrow role for men: the super sensitive mangina. It is not simply, think three dimensionally and different sometimes, but it is "be a PC SJW or you're a cishet patriarch evil bastard!". Calling for prog purity creates another narrow definition of masculinity. Note that this new male role would have to look at these sissified men as the leaders with special status for cues as to how to act and think.



Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Dumping Reserves and New QE

Saudis and oil exporters are dumping reserves. China dumps record reserves. Anyone going to buy US Treasuries? Of course there are buyers, but are there buyers at the rate needed to keep interest rates down? A good scare in the markets would send buyers to USTs, but are we allowed to have that? Maybe we need a temporary scare to then push the FED into buying USTs again, so everyone on the market can get back to trading fictitious assets and stacking wealth that will not affect Main Street.

Two years ago, when the FED chairman nomination looked interesting, I wrote how a FED financed tax cut was in the cards. The media was laying groundwork, we were going to have a new chairman, QE for Wall St was getting old and hated, and it is right in the Bernanke playbook for "beating deflation". Seems each new FED chairman gets to try something new as they clean up the mess left by the prior chairman. Volcker fixed the stagflation mess. Greenspan papered over the '80s debt bubble and S&L mess. Bernanke papered over the Greenspan bubbles. It made sense for Yellen to clean up Bernanke's mess. Has not happened yet.

A new QE will come and it'll probably be a FED financed tax cut, but finagled in some way to help the banksters out. The machine needs oil. The reduction in our Federal annual deficits is a nice combination of slightly slower growing spending, slightly improved tax collection and the bubble capital gains taxes rolling in. Look at the historical chart, and you will see the deficit improvements of the late Clinton and Bush years correlate to the stock bubbles that inflated capital gains tax receipts.

The Donald proposed what looks like a broad tax cut, Jeb has a tax cut that looks good for the wealthy, and others will follow suit. We should all prepare for the Left's middle class tax cut that will be heralded as revolutionary, new and completely different from anything the right has done in the history of the world. Can the FED hold off on QE until early 2017? No, most likely they cannot hold off until 2016. There are laws on the percentage of treasuries the FED can hold, but those can be massaged after everything they have done. If others keep dumping USTs, it may force the FED's hand earlier than they would like, but switching the cause for buying USTs is just a media campaign away.

Monday, October 05, 2015

A Hitler They Missed

Yesterday at Social Matter, I wrote on the Hitlers that surround us. I could have tracked the history of the media comparing any political opponent to Hitler. It is like the boy who cried wolf. They use it to smear anyone not in line with their thinking, and one day a real Hitler might show up. Then they will be screwed. If the "stabbed in the back" myth was a useful tool for the German right in the 1920s/1930s, imagine what a "stabbed in the back" reality will be for any skilled, Western leader in the 2020s/2030s. Have they missed a Hitler? They have.

What are some of the things or traits known about Hitler?
1. Joined a socialist party.
2. Meteoric rise despite no real executive or administrative skills.
3. Proficient speaker, great speaker in the eyes of his crowd, meh to non-believers
4. Rather weird personal relations to the opposite gender. Romantically linked to a niece who killed herself. Kind of weird relationship with Eva Braun; fraudulent marriage at the end. She complained of no sex to Speer often.
5. Played up being single and a stand in mate for a sliver of lonely female voters.
6. Anti-gun.
7. Faggy about his diet.
8. Medical history is a mystery. His personal doctor was known to specialize in venereal diseases. Did he have Parkinsons at the end? Was the shaking and mania just due to syphilis?
9. Didn't like Jews.
10. Was everything to everybody during his rise. Altered what he pushed to the audience he spoke to, which is smart politics, but reveals the fraud of democracy.
11. Pro-violence if it served his political needs.
12. Weird family issues. Parents were both dead before he was 20.
13. Had a lot of gay mannerisms. No one was going to accuse him of being butch.
14. He had financial difficulties until he was elected into office and Mein Kampf started to sell like hot cakes.

Now if someone ticked off a bunch of those circumstances or traits, the media would have a pretty solid case to compare someone to Hitler. Comparing Assad, Putin, Orban and Trump to Hitler is rather embarrassing since the reasons they compare those figures to Hitler have very little to do with their style and more with the media's need to get an emotional response from readers to signal "enemy". All of those men are rather different, which also diminishes the constant invoking of Hitler.

Now why not use the above traits and find a different Hitler. One they missed. One that hits close to home. Let's look at the list but with notes for comparison.

1. Joined a socialist party. The Democrats.
2. Meteoric rise despite no real executive or administrative skills. Check.
3. Proficient speaker, great speaker in the eyes of his crowd, meh to non-believers. This goes without saying, reading a teleprompter is his best skill.
4. Rather weird personal relations to the opposite gender. Romantically linked to a niece who killed herself. Kind of weird relationship with Eva Braun; fraudulent marriage at the end. She complained of no sex to Speer often. Hahahahahaha, check.
5. Played up being single and a stand in mate for a sliver of lonely female voters. It was the swing state difference in 2012.
6. Anti-gun. Check.
7. Faggy about his diet. Arugula. Looks 110 lbs soaking wet.
8. Medical history is a mystery. His personal doctor was known to specialize in venereal diseases. Did he have Parkinsons at the end? Was the shaking and mania just due to syphilis? Medical records sealed.
9. Didn't like Jews. Check, recently blamed them for Iraq War.
10. Was everything to everybody during his rise. Altered what he pushed to the audience he spoke to, which is smart politics, but reveals the fraud of democracy. Takes this to nth degree in fakery "Jewish in my soul".
11. Pro-violence if it served his political needs. Burn down your city, it's okay in his book.
12. Weird family issues. Parents were both dead before he was 20. Maybe the most defining thing about his personality.
13. Had a lot of gay mannerisms. No one was going to accuse him of being butch. Check.
14. He had financial difficulties until he was elected into office and Mein Kampf started to sell like hot cakes. Family was in debt until his book sales took off due to political exposure.

For all the comparisons to Hitler, Obama really fits the bill from a zero to leader rise and the odd background. No one would make the comparison due to Obama being on the media's side. Some on the right like to make the comparison when it comes to gun grabbing and ruling by executive directives. Obama is a creature of his system as was Hitler. The German bureaucracy and state machinery was in place for him to co-opt. Obama is just a figurehead to place on top of the USG system.

They have striking differences. Does Obama have any vision? Not really. He pushes the party line. Hitler was a bit different, and his Table Talk transcripts reveal a man who thought big. They have very different personalities. Hitler was an energetic and social person, while Obama is anti-social and appears low energy. Hitler also was good at taking gambles in the '30s with many moves surprising his rivals, violating the peace accords was no small gamble. Obama is super cautious.

Comparing Obama and Hitler reveals the stupidity of invoking the Hitler smear. They are different men, just as Putin, Assad, Trump, Bush, fill in the blank non-Democrat are all different men formed out of different systems in different eras of their nations' histories. Hitler comparisons are purely meant to signal to you the reader "bad bad man, do not listen to him, hate him". The flexibility of the media's use of Hitler and the speed at which they drop that name on an opponent reveals more about them than about the subject. Their hold is so fragile that they need to use a historical villain in order to scare you away from anyone offering even the slightest bit different take on the world and policy.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Social Matter - Hitlers Everywhere

The new Social Matter post is up. Go read it there. It is not just an evaluation of the new Hitler but of the system that needs to call him Hitler.

Assad is Hitler. Putin is Hitler. Trump is Hitler. Iran is led by multiple Hitlers. Climate change deniers are Hitler. Did you hear about the Burmese Hitler? This Burmese monk gets the double whammy of being called the Buddhist Bin Laden in the headline and then compared to Hitler later in the article. This article is a brilliant peek into the mind of our elite as they frame things the way they want. Like an ocean wave wearing down the rockiest sea shore, it is a repeated trick that affords control simply because of repetition. Wirathu, the little Buddhist monk, is no Hitler.

Read all about this far flung Hitler and the foolish media that cries wolf non-stop.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Last Week's SM, Preview This Week's 16

First, comments on the Oregon shooting. My heart goes out to the victims' families. They face now a first holiday season without loved ones. They are going to deal with our, contemporary overdone Halloween that will place fake blood and death around them after facing such a tragedy. They will experience their first Thanksgivings, Christmases and a new year without people they loved all due to a maniac.

The mass shooting media frenzy is a bad game. Jim Goad wrote on this with clarity. I can't top that. There is one joy in the media coverage. It has nothing to do with the right screaming about jihad. The absolute fun he side steps though is how incredibly fast the wheels shift when the shooting is not to the media's Narrative, not FoxNews, the real media. The Virginia shooting died a quick media death because to use it as a gun control push would have forced revelation of his manifesto and the shooter's black grievances.

It seems the same has happened now with the Oregon shooter who was shooting Christians, asking them their religion prior to shooting. There will be no gun control push because to use this guy like they used Lanza and the kiddies of Sandy Hook (remember that school's choir sang at the Super Bowl two months later), they would have to dig into this guy's background. It seems very obvious that the media does not want to do that since they waited on releasing his name and magically he has no social media accounts except MySpace and a dating site. He is also mixed race and I repeat, shot Christians. On the heels of Kim Davis and in the Summer of Trump, the media will spike this story as fast as possible. Hell, "Forget Oregon's Gunman" is trending on Twitter this morning.

It's not useful and they cannot craft a Narrative, so SHUT IT DOWN. Hey, isn't football wild this fall!

I wrote a double dose of Weimerica tales this week, one for Social matter and one for here. The media sex shaming one was more for SM because it strikes at the heart of how the operations work (studies -> news reports -> beliefs) and reveals the weakness of egalitarian uber alles. I saved the pedophile one for here since it was more about the special writer they used and the dildo thing. The examples of writers and whatnot are getting worse because the things they are pushing are worse.


Weimerica never relaxes. That is part of the circus atmosphere. The anxiety adds to the ‘what’s next’ hopes and fears. When mixed with sexual politics, it is toxic. America has always been in a hurry to get somewhere, so it is natural to see it reflected in the cultural realm. The progressive steamroller needs new targets. It can always use the old tools. The driver of the steamroller is just anxious of what may happen if it stops moving. We’ll probably shoot him. They are aiming the steamroller at your sex life. Not accept and celebrating the freaks, but they are aiming at yours.

Are you having sex with the people the Left wants you to have sex with? No, do you even know who you should be having sex with? Well, listen up little Weimerican, and start having sex with who the media and academics deem proper, or else you are a racist. Oh, you’re gay and think you’re exempt and at the top of the pyramid now? Sorry, you still need to exemplify the progressive pupu platter of beliefs. Start having sex with other races, or you’re a racist. Stop discriminating on skin tone. It’s not preference; it’s racism!

Now this article is rather broad in how it spreads the racism around, but the problem in the gay community is that a lot of people say “no blacks.” It leads off with an Asian guy saying no to a black guy, and it has some half-Asian guy explaining how he can pass white for some whites to date, but shucks, gays are so damn racist! Isn’t this the same group we were told was far more multicultural and accepting from disco on through to 2015 #LoveWins? From the article:
Eric’s experience with online dating highlights another troubling possibility raised by the study’s authors, namely, that gay dating services may actually be encouraging men to sort potential partners by race—at least, more brazenly than they would in person. The authors suggest that dating services that allow users to sort others using racial categories like Grindr, Scruff, Growlr, and others may even “encourage the belief that [these categories] are useful, natural or appropriate for defining individuals and sexual (dis)interest.”
Oh, the horror of people sorting people and making decisions along ethnic and racial lines. Will this oppression ever end? Note that a study came up with results that linked it to racism and the media said that this is a problem. Using race in the gay community might be helpful, since gay blacks and Latinos have astronomical rates of HIV infection. Gays may want to stay free of HIV.

The media has even turned how HIV should be discussed within the gay community. A British rag decided to spotlight a gay guy who turned the tables after bravely revealing he had HIV and being rejected. He made fun of the other guy’s fashion sense. First off, bravely revealing he has HIV sounds strange to anyone who lived through the ’90s when there was a push to go over all of one’s sexual partners with a prospective sexual partner. There was a responsibility to tell someone. This now is framed as a brave revelation, when it was formerly a duty or expectation. The media sides with brave HIV boy and chastises the poor fashion guy who doesn’t want the complication of HIV in his life.
This is openly shaming someone for not putting his life at risk. He wants to remain alive, and is making a smart choice.

Oh, but that is a problem, too. You thought the gays could navigate their dating world, where 20% of them have HIV/AIDS and maybe take a no-HIV stance? Sorry, that is problematic, as well. Discriminating against HIV carriers is a problem, and it is hurtful and unfair. It will even put you more at risk. Up is down, water is not wet, avoiding HIV positive partners makes you more at risk to get HIV. This is negative society. This is actually an older idea they have tried to push. The HIV+ gay crowd is angry. Why must they be segregated and rejected by the 80% who are not infected? This is discrimination!

Gays are not the only ones. American heterosexuals are too big of a crowd to blatantly call racist for not dating outseid their race, but the messaging is huge and decades long. How else would Rae Dawn Chong and Halle Berry have careers, if it were not as the hot black chick who can reasonably seduce a white man? Do not look at their 23andme results; they are “black.” Same goes for every cool black guy with a thin, white girlfriend/wife in television ads. The push is real because twenty years ago, a SWPL-type would hide the fact that she dated a black guy if she even did, but now, they’ll state it like it’s a badge of how anti-racist they are.

This is an easy meme to push through indirect routes and Business Insider’s favorite porn performer, James Deen. Recall, he went to the AVN awards and brought a journalist as his date. After being used, fellated, and fostered by the media, they now have a willing tattle tale. Business Insider did an article on pornography’s big race problem. Note that two years ago BI said it was still taboo with logical reasons. Deen bragged on twitter about registering a complaint, and oy vey, the media listened to him by pumping out the article. Many people wondered who the next Jenna Jameson would be, never thinking it may be a man, and a much more useful idiot to push for porn mainstreaming. What is this big race problem in porn?

The race problem is not peddling horrible stereotypes in many films. The problem is not about the absence of Asian men. The race problem is not quasi-rape or gang rape scenes that are 5-on-1 gangbangs where a girl “gets lost” and is swarmed. The race problem is not titles like “Ghetto Gaggers” where young black girls have sex with white men with a subtext of force. No, it is about non-blacks not wanting to do scenes with blacks. Shucks. Go figure. At the heart of so much progressive angst is the desperate attempt to integrate blacks and normalize or excuse their behavior. It is a contrast of preference vs. racism. The performers, just like the gays in the above article articulate a preference, but the media frames it as racist. Deen went so far as to tweet that preference can cause racism through influence.

Deen is a tool of the system used to normalize porn for female consumption. He is wilfully being ignorant of the influence his entire industry has had in the era of free Internet porn on the American sexual landscape. The article frames Deen as the honest producer trying to shoot scenes and these damn racist (his word) women won’t shoot an IR scene. No one bothered to dig into the percentage of blacks who test positive for STDs in the industry, the percentage of blacks who are escorting on the side for men, as well as other “random” facts that might cause a partner to be cautious filming sex, just as one would with a date.

The media describes it simply as racist and wrong. That is the message they want to get across to you, the reader. Deen is the chosen good guy to tell you how he is trying to fight the good progressive fight, but these racist women won’t cooperate and shoot with his actors. Deen supposedly is a good guy who cares about performer health, but why does he never advocate for a adult video performer union or guild that would standardize the industry and protect performers? Weird. Deen actually exhibits the traditional stereotype of the slimy, Jewish guy pushing women into doing things they don’t really want to do (quick, call the consent-focused feminists). I think Weimar Germany had this problem, too.

There is a deeper problem, and it strikes at the heart of the egalitarian zealots. People dig what they dig and dig attractive people. Attractiveness is not evenly spread. It is not evenly spread within groups, and it is not evenly spread between groups. Eventually, some groups are going to be considered slightly more desirable than others. This can be seen in the data tables of interracial marriage and divorce rates confirming every stereotype you ever held on those pairings (only table missing is wife’s BMI). This can be seen in OKCupid studies. Like seeks like, but there are some multicultural winners, losers, and unrequited chasers. In a multicultural society, one can find beautiful people of all ethnicities, but the frequency of what one considers attractive will vary greatly. Members of the groups not considered as attractive will be angry and call it unfair.

This is all hypocritical after a multi-decade push to say that people should be free and have the right to marry whoever they want to. #LoveWins. The entire gay movement crowd was wrapped in the sexual revolution and liberation of old, traditional shackles. No one accuses heteros who don’t have same-sex relations homophobes–well, at least not yet.

What is evident is that the progressives of Weimerica do not dislike traditions and authorities enforcing sexual norms and mores. They just dislike it when they do not control the authorities.

This is Weimerica, not America. It is not just enough to say you’re not racist. It is not just enough to say you’re health-conscious and practice safe sex. It is not enough to donate to causes and show up at protests as part of the rainbow coalition. One must take lovers of the coalition. One must truly show commitment and program the party into their identity! One must reject traditional ingroup orientation and welcome in the new ingroup. The party and its members are your family, are your tribe, and are your lovers. Your preferences and tastes matter not. Your health and aversion to catching a terminal illness are not priorities.

Your free will to make decisions for your life and individuality must be surrendered for the party’s utopian vision.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

WW1 - One Man Tanks

Last year, I posted on the drone from WW1. It was never used in combat, but it was designed and manufactured. There are curious inventions and creations from WW1. One thing that should embarrass the steampunk aficionados is how legit creations from the Victorian and Edwardian era make cutesy little steampunk creations look lame and unimaginative. An interesting example are the one man tanks of the Great War.

I have no clue what this is

These are interesting little designs as the demands were unique and high priority. A bit of the joys of a smaller bureaucracy are seen in the speed of creating these machines and their deployment. The American Jeep in WW2 is another example (70 prototypes to meet specs in 75 days). The lack of an entrenched system and the corporate contract padding interests were not horrendous then as they are now.

Want to see it in Action?
A friend in DoD works in chem. When he first started around 2002, it was all focused on anti-chem warfare measures and projects. Then as Iraq started and the chem weapons were not used but IEDs became the weapon of choice by the insurgency, the leviathan DoD moved to respond. Chemical sniffers and purely meeting the demands of ever bigger IEDs were the need now programs. Still, how many whistle blowers on problems with Humvees were there before the military moved to MRAPs? Two (1, 2). Terrible.

Absolutely strange