Rosa Parks in Tajikistan

In an incident that could easily be pigeonholed as “Acts of Divine Justice” or “The Darwin Awards for Stupidity”, four Western cyclists in southwestern Tajikistan were recently intentionally mowed down and killed by Moslem activists. But why don’t we stop for a moment and think just what it is in our consciousness, wisdom or experience that insists: “Don’t go biking in Tajikistan”?

Tajikistan is a beautiful country. It has roads good enough for biking. There are people around, which means that there is probably water, food and shelter as well, and a relative dearth of dangerous animals. Even tools, spare parts and medicine could probably be located, useful in an emergency. And these cyclists were experienced, having already biked through Africa and Europe. They had made meticulous plans and were excellently prepared and well equipped for their task. So why are we so disparaging towards these, as we like to call them, adventurers? What is so patently wrong with biking through Tajikistan? Well, obviously, it is the people. We are prejudiced against the Tajik. Jay Austen and Lauren Geoghegan were not, and they are now dead.

Liberalism teaches us not to discriminate, not to make a difference between people, a difference between the people we know and strangers. Especially people acting publicly, people acting visibly, should not be allowed to discriminate. Other people mustn’t discriminate. Since the state of Alabama was wrong in discriminating against Rosa Parks, all discrimination is, according to liberal dictum, obviously and necessarily wrong. And so bikers die in Tajikistan. Because the prejudice against Rosa Parks and the prejudice against Tajik jihadists cannot be separated. It is prejudice based solely on group-level distinctive superficial differences, where one person of a certain apparent kind is supposed or expected to act in a similar way to another person of the same apparent kind. This is the prejudice that informs us that it is obviously stupid to go biking in Tajikistan.

Mr. Austen and Miss Geoghegan found magic on their trip around the world. They found beautiful landscapes and vistas, created by nature and by men. They expected to find, and did indeed find, unexpected help from people who recognized the predicaments their absolute and voluntary naïvety repeatedly placed them in.

Little did Mr. Austin recognize that the reason that these people were willing and able to invite them into their homes was that they had not gone off on a liberal adventure spree, but had worked hard at home to accumulate the capital Mr. Austin could reap a part of the interest off.1 They did not live as Mr. Austin, self-obsessed in a tiny (private) house.

In South Africa, Mr Austen and Miss Geoghegan were saved by a security guard, using the resources of his employer, who discriminated against them in seeing their predicament camping on a highway in the middle of winter. In Botswana, they were saved by a man who observed them biking through a desert at 35° Celsius, discriminated their supposed thirst and gave them water he had, as opposed to the biking couple, been wise enough to have secured the presence of. In Spain, the couple biked in heavy rain and someone discriminated their being wet, borrowed them a towel and offered to dry their clothes. Only in Tajikistan did their encounter with a discriminating world end not in their favour.

If you take a simple average of Mr. Austen’s and Miss Geoghegan’s encounters with the unknown, they were clearly winning. In reality, they died. On “average”, liberalism, the mindless acceptance of everything new and unknown, is advantageous. But in life, we don’t get to make an average over time. In life statistics, there is no ergodicity.

Exactly this, the unbearable presence in our consciousness of the knowledge of our own vulnerability, is probably what makes us inclined to adopt the liberal stance in the first place. Why can’t we just live together? That would solve the problem. But it is a dream, a dream designed to dampen our angst. It is a life lie. If you take it to the last consequence, like Mr. Austen and Miss Geoghegan did, you die:

“You watch the news and you read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. People are axe murderers and monsters and worse.

“I don’t buy it. Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own — it’s easier to dismiss an opinion as abhorrent than strive to understand it. Badness exists, sure, but even that’s quite rare. By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this.”

So, does this mean that it was right to ask Rosa Parks to give up her seat because of her skin colour? Of course not. But it was wrong to generalize this local solution to a local problem into a universal principle applicable in all contexts. The laws in Alabama before and after the Rosa Parks incident were both approximations of an ideal system of laws allowing all to just live together in peace. Instead of making bold generalizations in abstract terms long parted from the reality they were created to represent, we should continue to improve our local approximations, step by step, detail by detail.


1. Mr. Austin and Miss Geoghegan also, in Europe, took part in organised and discriminatory coachsurfing.

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Evan Sayet’s Four Laws of Modern Liberalism

Taken from The Kindergarden of Eden. See Evan Sayet’s speech here.

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1. Indiscriminateness—the total rejection of the intellectual process—is an absolute moral imperative.

2. Indiscriminateness of thought does not lead to indiscriminateness of policies. It leads to siding only and always with the lesser over the better, the wrong over the right, and the evil over the good.

3. Modern Liberal policies occur in tandem. Each effort on behalf of the lesser is met with an equal and opposite campaign against the better.

4. The Modern Liberal will ascribe to the better the negative qualities associated with the lesser while concurrently ascribing to the lesser the positive qualities found in the better.

The Corollaries

1. The Modern Liberal may have personal standards but he must deny them and militate against their use and those who use them in the public arena.

2. The Modern Liberal does not and cannot seek to better himself or society. Instead he must lower others and society to his level.

3. The Modern Liberal has secondary policies that are meant only to somewhat mitigate the greater suffering that his primary policies created or exacerbated.

(Evan Sayet is himself not a Modern Liberal.)

See Also

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s Twelve Tenets of a Viable 21st Century Conservatism

Fake News: The Bleeding Heart of The Economist

In a leader appearing in the June 16th issue of The Economist, an English main-stream media publication, a case is made that Russia should free Russian film maker Oleg Sentsov, who has been imprisoned under harsh conditions for making his political views public, political views which embarrass the political leadership of Russia. It is a fine piece, and one must certainly agree with its exhortation to set Mr. Sentsov free. But how can it be that an English publication fails to publish a similar leader for a very similar domestic case? It is a prime case of fake news by neglect. This is what the missing piece could have looked like:

England

Free Tommy Robinson

The outrageous penalty imposed on a peaceful journalist should be reversed

Tommy Robinson PEGIDAAs you settle down to watch the World Cup in Russia, remember Tommy Robinson, an English human rights activist serving a 13-month sentence in a prison for hardened criminals, most of whom are intent on killing Mr. Robinson at first opportunity because of his race, religion and political views. He has committed no commensurable crime. Rather, he was jailed for protesting against Theresa May’s and the English justice system’s illegal discrimination of native Britishers and the systematic mainly Muslim pedophile mass rape, trafficking and forced prostitution industry English authorities have helped create and uphold for the last half century. On May 25th Mr. Robinson was arrested for a fake crime and then in a four-minute show trial sentenced to jail for two other fake crimes. The opening of the World Cup on June 14th was Mr. Robinson’s 21st day in prison this time around, most of which he must spend in solitary confinement. He has previously only just survived an attempt at his life while in prison and has been badly beaten and had his teeth broken in another attack apparently staged for this purpose by the prison. He is rapidly acquiring the moral stature once accorded to people like the Birmingham Six, who served unjust and politically motivated sentences in the seventies and eighties.

Mr Robinson’s plight is a reminder that the struggle goes on. He is an ethnically English citizen who was born in Luton and considered it to be part of the Christian Western civilization that emerged in Europe after the fall of Rome in 476. (Nearly everyone apart from the English government shares this view.) In 2009 he joined the movement that protested against Muslim gangs attacking returning British soldiers in Luton, and was soon put under a prolonged maleficent attack by English justice led by Home Secretary Theresa May, a thuggish hypocrite fond of panther-patterned pumps. Growing up in Luton, Mr. Robinson saw how Muslims were given privileges by police to commit crimes, especially gang raping, kidnapping, enslaving and torturing English girls as young as 11 years of age. As British war heroes returned from Afghanistan, local Muslims attacked them.

Mr. Robinson organised rallies against the attacks. The English security services arrested him. He was charged with “fraud by misrepresentation in relation to a mortgage application”. He was innocent. The aim of Mr. Robinson’s show trial was to reinforce Mrs. May’s narrative of English “Islamophobia” and to strike fear into those who dispute it.

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Mrs. May’s regime, rather like her predecessors’, is built on falsehood and appeasement of Muslims. The justice system’s inaction has led to racist and jihadist gang raping on an industrial scale in working-class England, which has directly as victims affected more than 100,000 girls and women. Thousands of Englishmen have been terrorised, beaten or driven out of their homes. Mr. Robinson is courageously denouncing all this—and seems ready to die for his cause. It goes without saying that he should be freed immediately and that the world should loudly demand as much. Mrs. May is unlikely to heed such calls. But she has reason to fear the undeniable fact of the death in custody of a man like Mr. Robinson. As she no doubt recalls, the Soviet Union did not collapse in a hail of bullets, but because people stopped believing its lies.

S.O.D. #8: Jean Asselborn: Neoteny No News

In a childish and ill-informed statement on the eve of the German general elections, Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s minister for foreign affairs, displays his total inadequacy not only intellectually and scholarly, but also professionally.  In the elections, the somewhat conservative party Alternative für Deutschland or AfD, which has risen to fill the void left on the law-and-order side in politics by Chancellor Merkel moving her CDU ever further towards repressive socialism, received 13% of the votes. Commenting the result of the elections, Mr. Asselborn told the Tageblatt Letzebuerg:

“Again, we now have neo-nazis in the Bundestag. That 70 years after the war ended. In the Reichstag in Berlin, once more will ideas of the extreme right be preached.”

I will point out only the most obvious and alarming errors Mr. Asselborn manages to commit in these few words:

  1. National socialism has very little in common with the political right and much more, as the name correctly says, with socialism and the political left, Asselborn’s own political home
  2. The national socialists in the German Reichstag in 1945 were no neo-nazis, but rather of the original kind, obviously
  3. Alternative für Deutschland is not a national socialist party, be it neo or paleo. Indeed, Mr. Asselborn’s own party, the (Luxembourg) Socialist Workers’ Party, has much more in common ideologically with the historical National Socialist German Workers’ Party than does Alternative für Deutschland with its democratic call for the re-institution of free speech and the rule of law in Germany.
  4. A somewhat covertly communist party, The Left, reached almost the same popularity as did AfD, and it has been reaching this level for many years, without Mr. Asselborn reacting in a similary unseemly and erratic manner
  5. Calling the Bundestag in Berlin “Reichstag” is a base insult to that institution, the carrier of German democracy, to all parties to that institution and to the German Federal Republic as well as to the whole German people. It is not a mature sign of European brotherhood at a level which must be expected in a political union

For a foreign minister and presumably a member of Cabinet, it is somewhat unusual and unexpected to polemically misrepresent the political system of a neighbour country, question its democratic purity on the ground that more than one alternative were presented to the country in the general elections and use rank racist insults while doing so. Especially if this neighbour country is a member of the same ever-closer political union.

Luxembourg has once again proven that it has some of the stupidest, most tasteless and most inapt policitians in all of Europe. That is quite an achievement!

 

Did a Black Lives Matter Activist “Write a List of Recommendations about What Wealthy White People Can Do to Help Eradicate Racial Injustice”?

No, of course she didn’t.

Chanelle Helm, cofounder and core organizer of Black Lives Matter Louisville, wrote a nazi manifesto. And it’s despicable. A shame on Ms. Helm!

This article in Snopes, from which the paraphrase in this article’s title is taken, tries it very best to libsplain how the blatantly national socialist manifesto of Ms. Helm’s is just a very nice suggestion for nice people of nice things to nicely volunteer to do. But to anyone a even a whiff of knowledge of the history of national socialism in Germany, this is just too familiar. This was exactly the spiel that the National Socialist German Labour Party (NSDAP) used in their propaganda and power games in the twenties and thirties. This is how large parts of the German population could rationalize their complicity in the persecution and industrial genocide of millions of Jews. It’s what nice people do. Voluntarily… or else! Who doesn’t isn’t nice. So… Beacuse Black Lives Matter is not only a political movement. It is also a paramilitary corps of bullies ready and able to force volution on the unwilling.

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Now, Snopes professes to be a site researching urban legends and an online touchstone of rumour research, a kind of fact checker or truth sayer as it were. But the existence and content of the national socialist manifesto from Black Lives Matter is no urban legend or rumour. It is right there for everyone to see. What is Snopes up to writing about actual facts as if they were rumours or urban legends? And why does it play the old nazi power and propaganda spiel, apparently actively promoting Black Lives Matter and its evil racist and supremacist agenda? This is as fake as fake news ever gets. And this without my even pointing out the heavily politicized, hollow and contentless verbiage used, such as “eradicate racial injustice”. What on earth would that mean in the real world?!

Snopes is not a serious fact-checking site nor a trustworthy source of information.

Whereas Snopes was perhaps just clueless in the face of evil—let’s give it the benefit of the doubt for now—Black Lives Matter is evil itself. I made the claim above that Chanelle Helm’s manifesto is national socialist. It is time to back that claim up.

National socialism is the ideology of the National Socialist German Labour Party NSDAP and its leader Adolf Hitler. It is an ideology which since Germany’s loss in World War II in 1945 is universally despised and in many cases even legally banned. For good reasons. Whereas most of the NSDAP program is very similar to other Labour party programs, with a focus on public works and an expansive welfare state, one of the main bones of contention is its racist, anti-Jewish (antisemitic) content. As is typical of socialist ideology, it is best described in the form of a narrative, and it goes something like this:

The Jewish people has worked within our society to unfairly ecnomically exploit and culturally degenerate the Aryan people. This has gone on through much of last hundreds of years. It is time to get back from the Jews what rightly belongs to the Aryans and get back at them for their evil ways. The Jews are evil, have bent noses, and there is no place in our society for them, lest they start all over again exploiting and degenerating us Aryans. Aryan Lives Matter.

This is pretty much was happened. Long before the industrial genocide started in the 1940s, Jews were step by step stripped of the rights to their property. In a process called Aryanization, property was systematically taken away from Jews and given to deserving Aryans. It wasnt even necessary to change the laws for this to happen. It was enough for the nazis and their Schutzabteilungen and Schutzstaffel (today, these are called Antifa) to make it perfectly clear that this is what nice people do. The courts of justice eagerly complied. The judges saw themselves as nice people at the time. Because how could bad people ever have been allowed to be judges? (Note the circular reasoning.)

Now compare that to the program presented by Ms. Helm, in paraphrase:

The White people has worked within our society to unfairly economically exploit and culturally degenerate the Black people. This has gone on through much of last hundreds of years. It is time to get back from the Whites what rightly belongs to the Blacks and get back at them for their evil ways. The Whites are evil, have small penises, and there is no place in our society for them, lest they start all over again exploiting and degenerating us Blacks. Black Lives Matter.

See the difference?

Now before you say off-hand that this is just a poor representation of the manifest, let’s look at the details.

1. White people, if you don’t have any descendants, will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably one that lives in generational poverty.

2. White people, if you’re inheriting property you intend to sell upon acceptance, give it to a black or brown family. You’re bound to make that money in some other white privileged way.

5. White people, if any of the people you intend to leave your property to are racists assholes, change the will, and will your property to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.

This is what the nazis did. Inheritances from Jews were confiscated and given to Aryans who purportedly were deserving and poor because of Jewish exploitation. In point 2 we see a reference to the magical and secret ways in which White people necessarily and automatically exploit Black people, as clearly stated as if it had been taken directly from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion or My Struggle.

3. If you are a developer or realty owner of multi-family housing, build a sustainable complex in a black or brown blighted neighborhood and let black and brown people live in it for free.

4. White people, if you can afford to downsize, give up the home you own to a black or brown family. Preferably a family from generational poverty.

Here, expropriation of “excessive” property and commercial assets are discussed. These were central parts of the Aryanization program of the nazis. The idea of wealth being excessive is common in all kinds of socialism.

6. White people, re-budget your monthly so you can donate to black funds for land purchasing.

Now, whereas the German nazis dont appear to have had a need for it, special taxation on Jews has been a frequent antisemitic measure in Europe. Also Islam employs such a tax on Jews and Christians under the name of Jizya. But all kinds of extra levies and fees were forced on the Jews by the nazis.

7. White people, especially white women (because this is yaw specialty — Nosey Jenny and Meddling Kathy), get a racist fired. Yaw know what the fuck they be saying. You are complicit when you ignore them. Get your boss fired cause they racist too.

8. Backing up No. 7, this should be easy but all those sheetless Klan, Nazi’s and Other lil’ dick-white men will all be returning to work. Get they ass fired. Call the police even: they look suspicious.

9. OK, backing up No. 8, if any white person at your work, or as you enter in spaces and you overhear a white person praising the actions from yesterday, first, get a pic. Get their name and more info. Hell, find out where they work — Get Them Fired. But certainly address them, and, if you need to, you got hands: use them.

10. Commit to two things: Fighting white supremacy where and how you can (this doesn’t mean taking up knitting, unless you’re making scarves for black and brown kids in need), and funding black and brown people and their work.

Here it is getting nastier and nazier. In Nazi Germany, Jewish shops were marked so that nice people wouldnt shop in them by mistake. All Jews had to wear a yellow star sewn to their clothes. Jews were fired. Jews were beaten. Jews were killed. Here, nice Ms. Helm is calling for a Reichskristallnacht. Hundreds of Jews were murdered in this night or commited suicide as a result. 30,000 Jewish men were arrested and incarcerated. Jewish homes, hospitals, and schools were ransacked. Over 1,000 synagogues were burned and over 7,000 Jewish businesses were either destroyed or damaged.

It should be quite obvious by now to any person with even an iota of reason and honesty that this Black Lives Matter manifesto is utterly and completely nazi. In a time where the accusations of being a nazi are used like a household name, but mostly in the wrong direction, it is a shame that actual national socialism goes without (much) notice. No legal action has been taken against Black Lives Matter althought it is an openly racist and supremacist organization with at least some of its senior members being actual nazis.

It is time to put a stop to this nonsense already. There are no human races. All humans are different and the difference is what makes us human. All humans are individuals and our individuality is what makes us human. There is no complicity today with historical events. It is anachronistic in the first place to judge historical persons with our current presumptions and just plain silly to suggest that that nonsense word “race” in some secret, magical and mystical way can convey this invented culpability back to our time.

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson’s Twelve Tenets of a Viable 21st Century Conservatism

See Jordan B. Peterson’s speech here.

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1. The fundamental assumptions of Western civilization are valid.

2. Peaceful social being is preferable to isolation and to war. In consequence, it justly and rightly demands some sacrifice of individual impulse and idiosyncrasy.

3. Hierarchies of competence are desirable and should be promoted.

4. Borders are reasonable. Likewise, limits on immigration are reasonable. Furthermore, it should not be assumed that citizens of societies that have not evolved functional individual-rights predicated polities will hold values in keeping with such polities.

5. People should be paid so that they are able and willing to perform socially useful and desirable duties.

6. Citizens have the inalienable right to benefit from the result of their own honest labor.

7. It is more noble to teach young people about responsibilities than about rights.

8. It is better to do what everyone has always done, unless you have some extraordinarily valid reason to do otherwise.

9. Radical change should be viewed with suspicion, particularly in a time of radical change.

10. The government, local and distant, should leave people to their own devices as much as possible.

11. Intact heterosexual two-parent families constitute the necessary bedrock for a stable polity.

12. We should judge our political system in comparison to other actual political systems and not to hypothetical utopias.

(Jordan B. Peterson is himself not a Conservative.)

See Also

Evan Sayet’s Four Laws of Modern Liberalism

Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome

This diagnosis was formulated by Dr. Gad Saad.

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This disorder causes a person to reject realities that are otherwise as clear as the existence of gravity. Sufferers of OPS do not believe their lying eyes. They construct an alternative reality known as Unicornia. In such a world, science, reason, rules of causality, evidentiary thresholds, a near infinite amount of data, data-analytic procedures, inferential statistics, the epistemological rules inherent to the scientific method, rules of logic, historical patterns, daily patterns, and common sense are all rejected. Instead, the delusional ramblings of an OPS sufferer are rooted in illusory correlations, non-existent causal links, and feel-good, progressive platitudes. Ostrich logic is always delivered via an air of haughty moral superiority. Two tell-tale signs of comorbidity include a nasty form of the Dunning–Kruger effect, namely an arrogant and self-assured [ignorance] about one’s idiocy, and an introspective blindness, namely an inability to ever know that you are afflicted with OPS. These comorbid factors, when coupled with OPS, render meaningful dialog impossible.

Soldiers of Reason! Let us work with the same alacrity as earlier generations of virus hunters, such as, say, Dr. Jonas Salk’s efforts against polio, and eradicate this dreadful disorder!


P. S. See how the Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome is influenced by Daylight Saving Time!

A similar diagnosis is Global Pathological Altruism (in Swedish).

“There’s nothing more excellent in human life than that good faith by which commercial relations are established and society among men is constituted.”

Juan de Mariana (1536-1624)

S.O.D. #7: In the European Union Commission, a Catfight among Closet Trumpists

“Those who in the 21st century think that we can become great again by rebuilding borders, reimposing trade barriers and restricting people’s freedom to move, they are doomed to fail,” trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on January 24, ostensibly criticizing the policy of United States president Donald J. Trump.

“There can be no doubt that we have the right to protect our industry against unfair competition,” countered Vice President of said Commission Frans Timmerman in defense of a policy in line with the propositions of Mr. Trump, in force in the European Union since 2013.

But two can play that game. In a flat out Trumpean formulation, Ms. Malmström continues: “They feel, like we feel, that there can be good trade agreements that are good for business and the people.” Yuge.

It seems we’re all on side with Mr. Trump after all.