Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Trans Fix None Dare Propose

The transsexual community is incredibly small. Under 1% of Americans are trans. The gender fluid or trans poseurs crowd on Tumblr is just the crowd that in 1995 would have been goth. What the trans push is really is an attack on the basic gender assumptions and on mentally persuadable crowds. The goal is destruction of Western civilization norms, and even just peeling off 1-2% additional of the core West (hetero white) crowd, the system can shrink the challenge group it fears.

Not just them but their direct family. How many people vote for the Left that decreed gays or blacks glorious victim populations solely because they had a family member of that group that could 24/7 play on heartstrings or give them a chance to do the good deed and get the status bump within their family? In 2012, gays rights and free birth control was the rally cry for a chunk of single white women. This targets that elastic voter crowd.

The Left and its system of academia, sinecures and propaganda cannot stop and target kids now. There was a news blurb on a camp for trans kids as young as four years old. The director (Sandra Collins linkedin) declared that her two year old was certain they were trans. A 2 year old. Collins holds a PhD in Japanese history, and taught Japanese subjects for years in academia but is now the executive director of EnGender.

EnGender aims to helps gender diverse kids feel safe with projects like camps. EnGender's board of trustees is staffed nearly exclusively by women. YALE graduates and researchers that push RULER. RULER is a program to help develop emotional intelligence. This is hocus pocus research that feminizes all kids. They use these camps as laboratories. The local schools use them as summer programs because they are for trans and trans allies. Indirectly, it might be a way for SWPLs to surround their kids with non-violent types in the Bay Area.

That two year old is a ridiculous example but out there. A 2 year old barely can walk and talk or use a fork competently. It has no concept it is trans. Mommy is making it so. It becomes a weird religious offering of the child up to the religious authorities, but it may also just be Munchausen by proxy. All that attention and all that care for the child despite nothing being wrong. In a dark manner, trans allows feminists and lesbians to castrate their sons in a progressively approved manner.

All of this, and all of these people push this method of treatment to heal someone because it fits their destructive ends. The nominal right is too dumb to offer an alternative because they fall into the left's framing and fake A/B choice. Fund surgeries and accept it good person or deny it you bigot!

Use hormones and therapies they give women to become men to men who feel like women so they become more male. Reverse it with females wishing to become men. Give the testosterone to the men who feel like they are women and give estrogen to the women who have an urge to become men. Try it at least for 18 months and talk therapy works out why they feel those feelings. Align the therapy so their gender expression will match their real chromosomes. Sex change operations were discontinued at Johns Hopkins due to not helping patients for decades. Making born men chemically more male and born women chemically more female might help.

Not done because it conflicts with the prog narrative of socially constructed genders. That social construction dies even in their A/B false choice because the right choice involves biological agents. They need the chemicals to make the social construction feel right. Note that the media has switched how they label it from sex change or reassignment to gender confirmation surgery. Physical scientific or medical applications to confirm the mentally constructed emotions and thoughts.

Why are we even hearing about this? Ask why the media covered the tiny little trans friendly day camp in the Bay Area? It is getting media attention like the drag story hour to inspire other good thinkers to copy it and get funds from local schools. They want other whites and aspirational minorities to see what the good deed is for them to do to declare their holiness.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Honda Is A Wreck

Honda announced that it was going to get into the self driving car game. They are going to deliver self driving cars kiddos! This is incredibly late to the game. People looking at their program are also chuckling that Honda is starting in 2017 a self driving program that looks like competitors' programs from ten years ago. This is not new with Honda. They are slow moving and reacting, propped up by the Japanese government.

Honda's late announcement on self driving cars is par for the course for their consistent belief that they are the geniuses and do not need to answer the market or anticipate the market. Honda is fantastic at building engines. That is their edge that when applied to cars and trucks became a huge advantage due to reliability. They also did not have to deal with the legacy employee costs that American automakers suffered from due to collective bargaining agreements.

Honda watched though as Ford closed the gap on reliability. Honda (and Toyota) have even had hiccups recently to mar their reputations as more reliable. The new versions of their steady selling cars are worse than the old ones and are priced higher. When they roll out new vehicles, they flop partly due to aesthetics and partly due to 'who wants to buy this'. That Japanese government help though carries them forward, limiting the need for change Honda needs to enact systematically.

Honda beat Toyota to the market for hybrids. Many consumers do not know this. Toyota just had sharper marketing, and a superior design of the Prius compared to the Insight. The Prius may have looked like a sperm without a tail, but it stood out. Toyota allowed for the environmental yet wealthy set to stand out with their conspicuous environmentalism consumer purchase. Honda watched Toyota eat their lunch on hybrid sales, and despite the jump on Toyota, did not think to roll the hybrid out for higher end vehicles.

Tesla has its problems but the genius in Tesla's approach was competing against luxury car makers for their all electric vehicle. They targeted a different market than the Chevy Volt flop, and deftly target a market not as price sensitive. Honda goofed in not taking their engine expertise and churning out hybrid SUVs and large sedans at the start rather than their weak hybrid Civic roll out. What does an additional $3,000 matter to an SUV buyer shelling out $40-50K versus a Civic buyer shelling out $18K? Far less, plus the gains from hybrid SUV gas mileage are superior and pay off faster.

Honda thinks it knows best what the market wants rather than meet the desires of the market. This is a post about Honda, and you're wondering, "Why is anyone writing about Honda", and that is the point. Honda has not had anything exciting in years. They continue to chug along with their help from the Japanese government. Maybe just producing X units and employing Y Japanese is all that matters. This could be the case, but the risks are there. The biggest risk is that Honda churns out products that fewer and fewer people want, hollowing out the firm no matter what the Japanese do to prop it up.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

WW1 - Why This Photo Post Series

I was going to wait until the final Thursday in 2018 for remembering the centennial of the Great War to explain why I did this photo post series. I have to post it now.

As the Civil War remembrance period rolled on, I was stunned by how few people paid attention. At 150 years and as a student of immigration into America, I realized, it was not many people's war. How many heirloom-Americans are out there that can trace back to an ancestor that fought in it? Forget post-'65 immigrants and their descendants. Forget post-Civil War immigrants. It was a startling, unusual way to be reminded how much has changed. The simplistic breakdown of making it all about emancipating the slaves and good v. evil makes more sense when you see the players on the board now. It had been reduced to history as propaganda.

That bothered me. I can trace my roots here back to the Mayflower on one line and on another it's late 19th century immigrants. Why didn't anyone give a crap about the Civil War? I'd post something to Faceborg and people would go 'wow, interesting haven't see CW stuff' or the worst 'I forgot'. These are people that memorize sports stats like Rain Man, and yet they forgot about a major point or aspect of the Civil War.

It bothered me enough to look at the Great War with it's centennial and make a point to highlight something each week. I could find a picture and then discuss some aspect of the war or the era. I wanted to have light hearted pictures as well because so often it is merely considered an unnecessary and gruesome war. True, but there is amazing humanity found even in the darkest places. Sometimes it could just be a caption, and other times, I could roll on if I found a good source. Each week though, I would make it a post.

I had to do it because my great-grandfather fought in WW1. In my hometown, there is a monument for those who fought in it. His name is on that. When it was his sons' time to fight the Germans in WW2, he had told them, supposedly, that it was their turn to show that this was their country. Family lore is good and should be learned and shared. He was the first generation immigrant and yet he sailed across the Atlantic for trench warfare.

We talk all of the time about what veterans and soldiers fight for. It's not trans rights. It's not even Muh Guns and Muh Speech. They were fighting for their people, which is why the imperial wars of choice are so disgusting. Wilson conned America, but the bankers had to get paid. My great-grandfather and his peers were fighting for something else. Their little hamlet in Maine and hoping for a patch of green and a better life for their kids in America. They scraped by in a shitty apartment and worked in the mills for decades. They wanted to protect what they had and the opportunity for more here in America.

They fought and they assimilated. They spoke fluent French and I know none. Remembering the little guy, forget the con that Wilson and the banks pulled on America, but remembering little guys like my great-grandfather is why I started that. I was always fascinated by the Great War that seemed to straddle two worlds, two eras. This series educated me, and I hope educated you. I know a few of you bought some books. For a general survey book, A World Undone is a great read.

Stop just being bothered by something. Push back. Do something to fight against the rising tide of spectators who shout about the daily 2 Min Outrage while forgetting the very core of our history. It's a blog, but I know it reached some people. Am I honoring that short, stocky millworker that picked up a gun to fight the Hun? I hope he thinks so.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How Anti-Mass Incarceration Happens Without Legislation

The long play for the Black Lives matter and protest-riot series from 2014 to mid-2016 was to push the meme for police and prison reform. Police would need to be under federal control, policing would have to change, and this would help the number of innocent Democrats in jail. Jail itself would need reform too, with a changing in sentencing. Maybe the Hillary appointed Warren Court 2.0 could change federal sentencing laws. That was the low being paid to create an on the ground visual for the high wanting to create chaos and scare the population for more centralization.

It did not happen. This did not stop all of those media outlets that discussed the harm of school to prison pipelines, jail being awfully mean, jail being racist, jail hurting the black family, and other narratives to equate it with slavery or worse. The solution presented was never bring back wider execution practices and bring back exile. There was never any agency placed in the criminals and their families souls. The solution was preselected and presented to you for future legislation.

It did not quite happen, but this does not stop the entire system from on the edges but at ground level fighting mass incarceration, which is a made up problem by the Left. A judicial system is still only as good as its administrators and our system is staffed with plenty of good progressives. Good progressives not just wanting to keep their job but to advance and slide to political office is necessary. They want to be good progs.

This is where the religious aspect of progressivism comes in. These progs want to be good ones and want to be holy for future advance in the church hierarchy. They see the signal from up on high that something, something, must be done about mass incarceration. Shucks, legislation is not going to happen, but they can do something, even if small, they can do it.

America does write its laws down, but the rule of law is long since soured. Simply look at family court. A man and woman divorce, the children are considered her property but legally a man can petition for custody. The courts are legally suppose to hear argument, albeit arguments that a man has to pay a lawyer for because the default is mom has the kids. The underlying belief held by the system is to preserve the mother-child bond. We need not even start on children of unmarried parents, as it takes years to settle if dad dares to want his child. The system is in the hands of those that execute the laws and they are guided by who trained, educated and molded them.

They immediately start pleaing things down. No legislation needed for the people already with the editorial power to pick and choose charges. This already happens anyway but gets even worse as DAs, young ADAs and public defenders now actively look to plea things down to misdemeanors and other crimes that carry lower minimum sentences. DAs then strike deals for lesser time in jail. They even recommend lower time at all sentencing no matter the crime, violent felony or not. Judges on the bench get the signal, too.

This is why the Reagan Tokes rape/murder matters in the far bigger picture. It reveals the lie of these weepy penal reform advocates. Golsby robbed two women, assaulted them, kidnapped them, raped one, but did just six years. Golsby did six years in jail for robbery and attempted rape. The prosecutor plead that sucker down in 2011. Not only that, the prosecutor sold it to both victims that six years was a good idea for an armed robber who rapes women in front of their two year olds. What do you think a prosecutor is going to do to sell someone on a plea deal with the blaring horn and giant red flag from the left's clerisy to be softer on crime?

This lets everyone out earlier. Not everyone, but those from the disadvantaged populations mentioned in the media propaganda. No legislation needed. All within the perfectly okay boundaries of the judicial system as already encoded. All they needed was the proper flag to be run up the pole by the priest class and they would execute on it. All the progressives needed to be told was that this is a good thing.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Venezuela Insecurity Creates Repeating Motions

When I wrote about Chavez and Maduro funding the colectivos, it was to point out how the clique that they represented needed to route around existing power infrastructure to secure more loyal foot soldiers. Having a politically reliable security system and pipeline for political operatives is necessary for any takeover. Some people are pointing to President Maduro's moves now as a wild rewrite and farce. It's not. It's the same thing Chavez did when he took power.

The only change is that the situation in Venezuela has changed. Chavez was elected into power and then immediately pushed the momentum to have a new constitution to sweep out the old corruption. This was passed enthusiastically in 1999 in Venezuela. I was 1999. No one knew the damage Chavez's mafia would inflict on the nation, and their PR kept the poor validating it with electoral victory after electoral victory.

Maduro right now is simply copying the Chavez approach to cement his sponsors' and his clique in power. Earlier this summer, the bold prosecutor in Venezuela tried to stop his call for a new constitutional assembly. Maduro's clique's cronies were in the judiciary and sided with him. She had been a pro-Chavez administrator. The media reports her holding a copy of their constitution and calling for integrity. Muh Constitution is global. She was holding up a document that was the sham socialist paper from not even twenty years ago.

Maduro's clique holding the media megaphone blasted for voting in the July 30th referendum for a constitutional assembly. NPR, ever the neutral outlet, said the new assembly could, could, increase Maduro's clique's powers. Maduro needed that public validation of his rule for legitimacy because Chavez died before he had succession locked down and as the money ran out. The vote passed as it nearly always did for Chavez when he ruled. This new constitutional assembly is considered the highest authority in the land with wide ranging powers.

What does the assembly immediately do? Threats of liquidating any civic institution. Attacks on the old assembly that is in the hands of the opposition (but powerless). Oppositional figures continue to flee in anticipation of their moves. The new assembly sets up a truth commission. This is full on into the Soviet political kangaroo court mode. This commission would be to go after political opponents all the while Maduro's cronies on the new assembly write a new constitution to cement his power.

The new constitution will be rolled out, and then Maduro or a hand selected successor (who will keep Maduro + cronies wealthy) will be trotted out to run for the new presidential position. Power will present what it wants and then the people will magically approve of it in what will be contested elections but an offering to the god called Democracy.

Venezuela is in this odd political spot because Chavez died before turning 60. Maduro feels the need to secure himself as Chavez did in 1999 rather than take an approach like Chavez and he did for the colectivos. A wide range of newly formed government bureaucracies could have been created to truly control Venezuela, just as the judiciary + new security force locks control for the Maduro gang now. Maduro nearly lost an election where his side harassed opponents and stuffed the ballot boxes.

Maduro is insecure because of the system. He is also insecure because he is the new Big Man with impaired legitimacy even within the Chavez clique. Beyond that, the steady thread throughout all of the news articles is simply that Maduro is insecure because there is no food. Maduro cannot formalize what the ruling mechanism in Venezuela is because he cannot feed enough people.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Social Matter - Moving Away From GDP As A Metric For Civilizational Well-Being

New essay up at Social Matter. There has to be a better way to evaluate how a ruling class is handling their nation. Stewardship of a nation goes beyond GDP. GDP is a weak measure. There must be indirect measures of health, and maybe we can better formulate arguments for the direction of society if we only had a way to discuss the issue properly.