Archive for June, 2020

I told Scott Alexander

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

I told him, your friends are your enemies, and your enemies are your friends.

A few hours ago, he shut down his blog, Slate Star Codex, because the New York Times came after him.

Every year I have lived, it has been getting crazier, faster and faster. If Trump fails to become Caesar Augustus, Scott Alexander will not very long afterwards be killed by those he regards as his friends, unless rescued by those he regards as his enemies. Reflect on Venezuela. It started in Venezuela with pulling down statues, renaming streets, and revising the curriculum. And pretty soon they were revising the people.

He neglects to name the reporter: “(out of respect for his concerns, I am avoiding giving his name here.)”

Come on Scott. Everyone who works for the New York Times is evil, and you cannot appease them, because they hate everyone, including themselves. Being nice to reporters just gives them more opportunity and incentive to hurt people, starting with whoever is being nice to them. You should have encouraged and enabled your readers to take vengeance, not to maximize utility by protecting the next hundred people this reporter will destroy, but because vengeance is the right thing to do, when authority will not provide justice.

Scott, when a crazy fat woman in your circle of friends started accusing people in your circle of sexual harassment and sexual assault, what did you and your friends do about it? How did being politically correct on that turn out for you and for her? And do friends who respond in that way qualify as friends?

Scott is a smart guy, and a good writer. If he starts blogging with stronger anonymity, using a domain name purchased with bitcoin laundered through Monaro on a cloud computer similarly paid for, he might he able to be more wary about his “friends”, and less hateful to his “enemies”.

Color Revolution

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

This blog does not pay much attention to the events of the day, because if you pay too much attention the events of the day you lose track of the long term trend, which has been in a leftist holiness spiral for two centuries, ever holier, ever faster, which unless checked by military dictatorship, ends in infinite leftism in finite time. We had such holiness spirals in the past, many times, and they usually end in disaster, unless terminated early by military dictatorship. Since leftism is inherently destructive, going all the way means total self extermination of the group subject to the left singularity. Sometimes they end in the near total disappearance of the population subject to the holiness spiral as with Szechuan and the Seven Kill Stele, where everyone tortured each other to death for insufficient leftism until there was almost no one left.

But the events of today are a conspicuous new stage in the left singularity, color revolution, which is likely to result in Trump and his family being murdered, or a Trump self coup.

If a left singularity is not halted by strong and harsh dictatorship, with a single man exercising absolute power, it usually ends when the self extermination reaches a point that it profoundly weakens the polity, resulting in foreign conquest, as with Khmer Rouge Cambodia. But sometimes the foreigners sit back and let it go all the way.

Usually that single man ascended to power by being one of the holiest, as with Cromwell and Stalin, and then discovers that suddenly no end of his followers have become even holier than his very holy self, and are demanding greater holiness, which superior holiness might well be implemented by them taking power and him losing power, and them picking up the apples from the applecarts knocked over in the process. He is usually a military man, and therefore turns from those who were loyal to him because of shared faith in the holiness of the synthetic faith based tribe, and instead to those who are loyal to him because they were with him in committing organized violence, and who do not care much about the supposedly shared tenets of the holy faith, turns to those who identify primarily with their band of brothers, rather than the people of the very holy faith. When Cromwell set his troops around to make a problem go away, the person causing the problems found the troops had little interest in discussing the Trinity, the Resurrection and the Incarnation. Stalin relied heavily on the far from communist Beria and on Beria’s apolitical gang.

If Trump halts the left singularity that would be great, because, unlike Cromwell and Stalin, not very holy. Unfortunately, unlike Cromwell, not very military. But though a merchant, Trump has a warrior spirit, and great support among the rank and file at the tip of the spear. He is a man they would like to be able to follow.

The recent rioting was a state sponsored color revolution. Antifa funding and delivering piles of bricks, Antifa paying rioters, which is to say the US permanent government paying, either with Soros as a cutout, or directly. The riots were given cover by Democratic blue state governors and the legacy media (but I repeat myself). When the relatively peaceful mob of plains apes passed an Antifa selected target, white Antifa agents would break windows and start fires. The sound of breaking glass attracted the plains apes into the target, as blood in the water attracts sharks. The Antifa agents would move out as the plains apes moved in, to repeat the operation at another target, while police stood around like potted palms.

Trump tweeted about sending in the military to restore order. The Twitter blue checks laughed. “Empty bluster” they said. “He has not got the power”

What did they mean by that? Legally he has the power, by the constitution and by numerous acts of congress. Presidents have done it before, many times, starting with George Washington, and have done it within living memory, as for example the LA Rodney King riots.

What they meant, or what the handlers writing their scripts meant, is that the permanent government would not let him.

The blue checks, or the handlers writing their scripts, expected the permanent government to successfully ignore him, or that Trump would not try it because the permanent government would successfully ignore him and this would likely result in his death.

The color revolution narrative: The color revolution script is “he is weak, weak, weaker, weaker, he is falling, he is falling, falling, falling, falling, he has fallen”. And if enough people actually believe he has fallen, then belief creates reality, and the State Department gets a bloodless victory. But often “He has fallen” is announced prematurely, resulting in at best a bloodbath, at worst genocidal holy war. Color revolutions are apt to turn into genocidal holy war when the other side does not play along with the script.

When Trump cleared out Layfayette Park, he showed he was not weak. When the military obeyed him, not fallen.

The protesters had peacefully assembled in Layfayette park to peacefully assemble for the redress of grievance, and proceeded to peacefully vandalize the Church where Trump goes on Sundays, peacefully start a fire in it, and peacefully throw peaceful rocks at police.

Trump gave the order, and it was not ignored. Trump marched in triumph into Lafayette Park. And I assumed that would end the matter. I thought, and said, that was the end of that, that the color revolution was over. But they are still trying, not entirely unsuccessfully, to countermand Trump, and are shouting ten times that they are successful for every time that they impede his footsteps a little.

Color revolutions do not stop. It is dangerous to be the first man to stop cheering at a gay wedding, and it is dangerous to be the first man to call a halt to color revolution. Hillary was able to call an end to the color revolution in Libya, but she was probably able to get away with it because the Libyans had sodomized and decapitated a senior State Department official, which made a good stop signal. And today, no one is in charge to call a stop, even if Trump were to have a few senior State Department officials sodomized and decapitated.

The Mueller frame up went on and on, despite repeatedly blowing up in the Democrats faces, and it looks like color revolution in the US may well go on and on. Indeed, the Mueller frame up has still not stopped. They are still pressuring General Flynn to commit perjury against President Trump, though since he has not committed perjury under far more severe pressure, he is certainly not going to under present circumstances. But just as the frame up came unstuck at the beginning, when the Clinton dossier was exposed, the color revolution came unstuck at the beginning, when the troops were deployed and continued to deploy.

The usual color revolution is instigated by Soros and the State Department in a foreign country, and color revolution in the US itself may not necessarily follow the same course. In a foreign country, a color revolution stubbornly persists, and when it is not going too well, it becomes more violent and destructive, more and more unpopular, with the hand of the US government more and more visible, with greater and greater direct US military intervention. The US dropped thirty thousand tons of high explosive on Libya. In the US itself, direct military intervention is unlikely to be available, and were the hand of the US government to become unduly visible, as it inevitably will if color revolution continues, criminal and treason charges might well result.

The Republic has been dead for a long time, and its corpse starting to stink, but Trump needs to restore the American Republic the way Augustus restored the Roman Republic. Augustus probably believed he was restoring the Republic, and I expect that Trump will believe it also. Although helicopter trips to the Pacific would be far more satisfactory and effective, rolling up the deep state for perverting the course of justice, treason, and color revolution would likely suffice. And they are going to continue, until Trump loses or he wins. If he loses, he and his family will likely die. If he wins, he and his family will likely rule for generations. And he has not won, he is indeed weak, so long as those who perverted the course of justice against him and set American cities on fire are not in prison, and are still in his administration. They will continue with investigation, except that they lost interest and ran with Wu Flu to shut down normal America. And when the opportunity to have riots happened, they lost interest in Wu Flu. But they are going to keep on going with all of these, throwing one thing after another at the wall to see what sticks, until they are stopped. As long as they can commit criminal acts unpunished, and we cannot perform lawful acts unpunished, their unlawful acts are going to get bigger, and happen more and more frequently. They will continue on color revolution, as they are continuing on Wu Flu and the Mueller investigation, and if none of these pan out, and it looks like none of them are going to pan out, they will start another thing.

Status and violence

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Observe that everywhere throughout the American hegemony, it is cool and hip to protest the murder of George Floyd. Enormous crowds are protesting in Germany, in Australia, in Amsterdam. Suddenly no one remembers Wu Flu.

Look for the dog that did not bark: They are not protesting in Russia and China. People behind the shield of Russian and Chinese nukes are laughing as virtue signallers in the US get their windows smashed in. When the mob can smash your windows in while police stand around like potted palms, then it is cool and high status to join the mob that could smash windows in. Even if you are not smashing windows in, you could, therefore cool, powerful, and high status.


I can see that violence works. If they can sic a mob on certain speakers, and the mob can break things and hurt people with impunity, then the speakers who instigate the mob are high status, and the people being beaten and chased are low status. I see this work over and over again. The left started using the mob for deniable violence in the early 1600s. It worked then, it works now.

If I were to speak at Berkeley, I would be beaten, and those doing the beating would suffer no consequences. Therefore I am low status. If someone attempts to practice the scientific method at Berkeley, he will be beaten and will lose tenure, therefore the scientific method is low status and peer review is high status. If Trump had gone to church without first having the press beaten and kicked out of the park like stray dogs creating a nuisance, would have been stoned, with stones provided by the peaceful non violent press that is merely doing its job, while the press who are merely doing their job heroically put the heroic peaceful non violent stone throwing protesters on television. That is where status comes from. From the rocks thrown at Attorney General Barr, and the bombs that landed on Syria and Libya. They manipulate people with status, but the status comes from rocks and fires, and when rocks and fires are met with shields and batons, they escalate to fire and steel.

If Trump cannot visit Lafayette Park because peaceful non violent protesters would throw rocks at him, as they threw rocks at Attorney General Barr, Trump is low status. If non violent peaceful protesters organized and instigated by the peaceful non violent press who is merely doing its job can vandalize Trump’s Church with impunity, Trump’s congregation and his God is low status.

If the peaceful non violent protesters and the peaceful non violent press who is merely doing its job gets chased out of the park with blows and kicks like stray dogs who are creating a nuisance, then Trump his high status. Watch.

When Barr dispersed the mob that threw stones at him, Barr was high status, and thus Trump was high status. When pastor and Bishop of Saint John’s praised the mob that defaced their church, and started a fire in it, they were low status, like the helpless and terrified virtue signalers in the video above, and thus Father, Son, and Holy Spirit low status. When they praised the mob that defaced their church and started a fire in it, they joined the mob that spat on Christ.

Being civilized people, we prefer not to notice what the house of status is built on. The Cathedral manipulates with status carrots and status sticks, but when that does not work, high altitude area bombing, as recently in Libya and Syria. Syria was color revolutioned, and when color revolution failed, bombed, because Assad followed the letter of Cathedral law, protecting minorities and affirmative actioning women to exactly equal numbers and status in Academia, but failed to have a majority cat lady Academia. Assad protected minorities – but protected Christians and Churches, as if Christians and Churches qualified as a minority. He was not supposed to stop affirmative action at mere equality, and was not supposed to protect all minorities. The press merely doing its job was shocked and outraged when Putin stopped Pussy Riot, aka Soros, from vandalizing and obscenely desecrating Russian Orthodox cathedrals, and were shocked and outraged by brutal repression when Assad brutally repressed Church burnings, lynching of Christians, and rape of Christians.

Why was the scientific method high status from 1663 to 1944?

Ostensibly, because King Charles the Second, doing his job as the fount of all honors, mortal and divine, declared it to be high status, making the invisible college into the Royal Society, following his policy of making prosocial productive activities high status, and antisocial destructive activities low status. The Puritans did not like the scientific method, preferring truth by consensus, just as today we get truth by peer review in place of truth based on empirical evidence obtained by the scientific method, and sent the mob around to the Royal Society to break them up, as their ideological descendants deal today with anyone who attempts to practice the scientific method at Berkeley. King Charles the Second’s men, wearing steel, and with steel in their hands, took care of that mob, and then the scientific method was high status.

The invisible college had to be invisible, because the mob would have beaten them up for practicing the scientific method. Therefore low status. When the Royal Society were protected by the steel of King Charles the Second, and the Puritans not protected, then they and their method were high status. When Charles the First’s Bishops were beaten up by the mob, then Charles the First’s official Church was low status, his Bishops were low status and he was low status, so he lost power. When Charles the Second’s Bishops and scientists were protected from the mob, and Puritan preachers unprotected from the mob, then the scientific method, his scientists, his Bishops, and he himself was high status, and held onto power.

If Trump’s Attorney General can have people who throw rocks at him chased out of the park like stray dogs for creating a nuisance, then Trump is high status, and will hold onto power, as Charles the Second did.

You cannot throw rocks at Trump’s Attorney General, and you could not throw rocks and Charles the Second’s Bishops nor his scientists. That is where status comes from. Power comes from status, the power to control status comes from rocks, and the power to control rocks comes from steel. Russian Orthodox is high status in Russia because Pussy Riot, aka Soros, cannot vandalize Cathedrals. Christianity is low status in America because they can. Christianity is low status because the pastor and Bishop of the Church that Trump attends have to suck it up when the mob vandalizes their Church, and praise the mob. Praising God is low status, because it is dangerous. Since we are all civilized men, just as the peaceful press is merely doing its job reporting peaceful protests, we support and praise the mob smashing our windows because status, rather than because violence, being civilized men, as we are all civilized men, and civilized men respond to status, rather than violence, but the status comes from violence. We are not actually all that civilized. We are still risen killer apes, and not very far risen.

Everyone knows in their heart that the blue state governors are complicit in burning down their own cities, that the police who still have the time and energy to arrest abortion protesters are complicit in burning down their own police stations. And this makes them high status, and Trump low status. “See, we can destroy our own cities, and Trump cannot stop us. He is weak, weak, weak, getting weaker, weaker, weaker”. That path ends in color revolution, with the color revolutionaries seizing power, then with Trump being killed, then his family killed, and eventually, my children killed. Trump would be arrested by those blue state cops who were strangely unable to arrest those burning down their own police station, with the enthusiastic support of the pastor and Bishop of Saint John’s church who were unable to criticize those setting fire to their own church.

Attorney General Barr clearing out Lafayette Park under the authority of President Trump after the peacefully protesting mob peacefully threw rocks at him, and having the press that is merely doing their job beaten like stray dogs merely chasing chickens, is the first step on a path that, if walked to the end, brings us to a better place.