Sunday, 19 May 2013
Taken off an argument with a fellow on twitter, and consolidated after some simmering:
-Morals are absolute. Whether they come from God, if you're a theist, or from a more secular view, the Gods of the Copybook Headings (history and natural law), they underwrite basic human behaviours that need to be enforced by society at large in order for a civilisation to be functional and self-perpetuating.
-Numerous civilisations throughout history have all, despite a wide variety of environments, curiously converged upon similar basic tenets - for example, laws against murder, some form of property rights, the definition of marriage as monogamous and hetrosexual, the curtailing of women's dysgenic mating choices, so on and so forth. Even Ancient Greece, which had widespread pederasty, nevertheless defined marriage in such terms. Where exceptions may be made for the elites such as a sultan and his four wives, they nevertheless are the rules for the masses.
-Sufficient deviancy from these tenets will cause either civilisational collapse or it being subsumed by a stronger civilisation without fail. The can may be kicked down the road a little with distorting effects by factors such as technology, but eventually modern civilisation is slated for either implosion (as in the East) or being devoured by the Mexican and Muslim hordes (in the West). Rome and Sparta fell under their own weight and hubris, and so will we.
-If moral standards required for successful civilisation are determined by negotiation within society, then anything can be made moral so long as a majority of people agree on it - or in our modern case, it is dictated from up on high by the elites. Yet the fellow who was arguing for "evolving morals" was unable to give an answer as to why rape and slavery should not be considered moral if society decided morality should evolve that way. Of course, human genetics and behaviour has a plausible explanation of why the rape of women is not just immoral, but given greater weightage than a man being raped - that a genetic interloper in a tribe would be divisive, at the very least.
-In order for "evolving morality" to have even the remotest chance of success, then core human behaviour must change - implying that core human behaviour is changeable in the first place. Oh, morals are free to "evolve" as they like, or as the elites demand, but these "evolving morals" will not exist very long as the civilisation which holds them vanishes.
-In order to take core human behaviour as changeable, one must assume tabula rasa. Yet tabula rasa is easily disproven with two very simple examples: the intelligence of Jews and lower-class whites. The former has faced persecution for much of history and yet still are more intelligent than the average person, and the latter consistently perform better academically than the children of, say, upper-class blacks. Nurture has to work within the limits set by nature. It is easy to admit that a bulldog is inclined to be violent, a collie to herd, and a doberman to guard, but horribly taboo to think human behaviour can be genetically determined thanks to the PC brigade.
-If tabula rasa is the greatest myth of our time, then human behaviour, and thus morality, can only "evolve" along with human genetics. Yet substantial evolution is supposed to take millenia, if not millions of years.
-Since for our intents and purposes, human genetics is immutable, human behaviour is equally not changeable and hence an objective standard of morality required for the formation and sustaining of a functional civilisation exists. The social engineers can twist and deform all they want, but blood will out in the end.
These are the Gods of the Copybook Headings. Civilisations ignore them at their own peril. The problems with modern civilisation have been seen before, and knowing manboons, will be seen again. We have only put it off for this long for two reasons: 1) the massive distortion caused by technological surplus and 2) we have been cannibalising the corpse of the West, but the bones have been picked almost clean now.
Yet the progressive's religion is progress: they think of history in a straight line instead of a cycle, and the past is to be shunned and avoided instead of being thought of as a lesson to be learned from. In their eyes, a solution that was used historically is unacceptable irregardless of its effectiveness - hence their disdain for "Iron Age fairy tales".
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Well, this was surprising...well, not really.
SINGAPORE: Expect to see more new immigrants to Singapore as community leaders in the future -- the People's Association is planning to induct more of them into the ranks of grassroots leadership.Hah. I thought the whole idea of grassroots organisations was to provide some idea of what people on the ground feel...so if you don't like it, change their makeup so it complies with your revolutionary vision of the future.
Currently, some 3,000 new immigrants are grassroots leaders.
They make up nine per cent of Singapore's 33,000-member strong grassroots leadership.
Ms Fu said through interaction with others, grassroots leaders can facilitate common understanding, even if it involves the work of dispute resolution.Of course, firstly, the unquestioned assumption that diversity is automatically Good(TM)m so ingrained in all of us as the modern religion. A culture for everyone, unfortunately, is necessarily a dumbed-down, unremarkable culture, having everything, meaning nothing. It has to appeal to everyone, after all, the underman included, and in doing so loses the point of a culture.
She said: "We hope to get more people to step forward and represent views of diverse groups so that the government can actually have a more diverse representation, and understand the needs of each community stakeholder better.
"So whether you're a new citizen, old citizen, we'd like you to step forward, do something for the society, and that's how we can get engagement from our citizens."
Me? I'm finding all of this quite hilarious. The current culture of Singapore is at best three or four decades old - whatever that was here before the '70s was systematically dismantled and destroyed. The Singapore of today has absolutely no cultural roots in the Singapore of 1812 where Stamford Raffles set foot on this island and instead is stitched and glued together from government policy, social engineering and a subservient populace. When I hear locals complain about Singaporean culture being destroyed and locals being displaced, I have to suppress the urge that we were more than willing to do it to ourselves, after all.
Well, at most we've only lost a couple centuries' worth of history, as opposed to a couple millenniums' worth in the case of Europe. No big loss when you put it into perspective, right?
Friday, 17 May 2013
It's hard not to come to this conclusion nowadays.
When I was eight or thereabouts, rattan canes were commonplace throughout Singapore. Every mom-and-pop grocery store within the void decks of apartment buildings would have a bin of the things - dried and toughened strips of the woody liana, each about as thick as my pinky finger is now and adorned with a bright plastic handle.
Rattan is a wonderful material, light, flexible and strong, but somehow even as a kid I didn't get the impression that the strips of cane in the bins were there because people wanted to do some furniture weaving on their own time. It's also the same material used in those scarring caning sessions Singapore and Malaysia are so famous for, only the prison service uses canes about one-and-a-half times as thick as one's thumb to do the caning.
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
A little something something from this part of the world to build on my previous thoughts on the subject. It's always nice to be vindicated.
Seems like this fellow has got the idea. Well, at least some, if not all of it.
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Kindness Movement’s mascot, Singa the lion, has resigned.You can read the full letter off the linked article. I'll admit it actually manages to convey the weary tone of the mascot as if he'd been a real person, whether intentional or not, and the confusion as to why his long labours are fruitless in the end.
In open letter, the lion mascot that was previously the Courtesy Lion, said it was "just too tired to continue facing an increasingly angry and disagreeable society.”
Having done the job for over 30 years, Singa noted that kindness should not be a campaign, but a part of values education, adding that “people in authority - at work, in school, at home and in government - should lead by example”.
"I suppose it's time for real people to step up, and for the mascot to step aside."
I sort of pity him, really.
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
And another great video from Aurini. Watch it all.
Which gets me thinking.
I went to Norway couple of years ago visiting friends, and passed through Oslo and Drammen. The latter wasn't as bad as the former, but in Oslo? Whole neighbourhoods that were clearly marked out as Muslim; I saw them on the train out. Plenty of them around, too.
Not that the native young men were much better; bunches of hooligans on the trains and loitering about the town hall of the small village where I was staying.
My friend and guide, she mentioned how terrified she was of being raped and wanted to keep a pocketknife on her at all times for self-defense. If Norwegian law didn't disallow it, she'd have gotten a switchblade.
Of course, neither of us could say it, but the massive surge in rapes in the Nordic countries was purely due to equally massive Muslim immigration from the third world.
She at least had something of a head on her shoulders. Can't say that for so many other women:
Knowing what I know now, I'd have told her to drop the switchblade and get a gun if she actually wanted to be effective instead of carrying the illusion of effectiveness, but that's all in the past now.
Things are getting bad. Things will get worse. And they won't get better until everything has been corrupted.
Monday, 13 May 2013
Sultan Knish - With blood on their hands.
Real life villains are closer to Richard III than Lady Macbeth, offering to trade their stolen kingdom for a horse to the very end, rather than seeking some intangible repentance in a fit of remorse. They are more likely to ask what difference it makes; the solipsistic query of the sociopath to whom the feelings of others are abstract things.Benghazi simply proves that the US government is corrupt. All of it. Naturally, people will not know, or if they do know, care, because the televitz is on.
I fully expect a false flag soon to cover up Benghazi and the IRS scandal.
Stares at the World - Your democracy is an illusion.
The Economic Collapse - The price of copper and 11 other recession indicators that are flashing red.
Vox Popoli - Health Evaders and the B Ark.
Honestly, I don't see how this whole creaky system is going to survive much longer. History shows that there is a lot of ruin in a nation, but at this rate, the entire business activity of the USA is soon going to be computers trading stocks with other computers and people filling out forms for the IRS and other government agencies.The Real Singapore - I brought my girlfriend to Mustafa Centre to convince her not to have an expensive wedding.
Welcome to the B Ark economy.
"My girlfriend wants the same lavish wedding as it's a 'once in a lifetime', 5 star hotel blah blah blah.My money is on her dumping this fellow and moving onto a richer guy that she "deserves". And to be frank, it would be better for this guy if she did just that.
"So one day, I happened to be at Mustafa Centre.
"I brought her to the electronics department and started showing her the prices of basic necessities like the washing machine, refrigerator, television and vacuum cleaner.
"I told her: Look, all these cost close to $1k each. Why waste money on a stupid wedding, only to please other people? Got flat already but no basic necessities how? Wash clothes by hand? (she cringed when she heard this)
"Immediately her perspective changed."
Ice Age Now - The new mini ice age is upon us.
Piers Corbyn agrees: the mini ice age has started.I'm more with Tex Arcane when he says that we're not just headed for a Maunder Minimum, but a Grand Minima. Time will tell.
In 2000, they warned us about runaway global warming.
They told us that 2010 would be the end of snow in the U.K.
Instead, the world got colder
So now they say warm is cold.
Wrap up well, folks.
Alternative Right - The IQ of revolutions.
Considering the seriousness of the existential threat, White America should be rising up in revolution, yet it isn’t. This proves that the 100 point mark on the IQ continuum, which we can call semi-intelligence, is something of a passivity 'sweet spot.' There are two elements to this:
- A semi-intelligent population is rather adept at deceiving itself. It has enough smarts to construct elaborate and plausible explanations that miss the point and prognostications that defer the moment of truth. It melds enough inventiveness and gullibility together to make continuous denial relatively easy.
- A semi-intelligent population is also smart enough to work around and ameliorate the negative effects of serious flaws in the socio-political fabric. This is what is happening in America, as the intelligent, frugal, and hard-working portion of the population take up the load of the increasingly large and dysfunctional underclass. In a lower IQ society, this balancing act would already be breaking down.Revolutions have many factors, but a lot of these other factors are in fact tied to IQ. IQ is therefore one of the most important factors leading to revolution. The question then arises of where is the optimum revolutionary IQ level at which a flawed state can be expected to undergo a much needed revolution.
Sunday, 12 May 2013
"I'm a writer."This is when I take a deep breath, close the book and force myself to put it down calmly. Not that it was already stellar before, but this was the breaking point.
"What sort of books?"
"Children's books. What were once called fantasies, but are now categorised as urban fantasies. No vampires, though," she added with a quick grin. "I don't do vampires."
How utterly oblivious must you be to a) use your characters as mouthpieces and stand-ins for you and b) be so utterly wrong about the nature of the genre, its history, and what it stands for?
As an aside, I'm sure children will be more than enthused to read My necro-bestial-fae-magic Hot Boyfriend #9958403323476.
The degeneration of the genre has not gone unnoticed. It's sad.
"But that is neither fantasy nor science fiction. What we are witnessing is the lingering death of two literary genres. What we are seeing is the subsumption of fantasy and science fiction by romance and horror."- Vox Day.