The Z-Man Has a Post Analyzing the Impact of Capitalism on Religion and Fertility

This is a very interesting way of looking at how life in a capitalist society impacts private life.  I agree with a lot of it but where I would put extra emphasis is how women working weaponizes the situation.  When women are advantaged by affirmative action to deprive men of their chance to support a family it can only exasperate  the deleterious effects of untempered capitalism on family life.

 

Religion Versus Capitalism

 

 

Thoughts on the Smollett Travesty

As with everyone else I’ve been amused by the level of dishonesty on exhibit by the various Progressive participants in this farce.  At the primary level we have Smollett and his Nigerian-American assistants who faked an attack and made a false police report.  They sparked a spate of politician and celebrity condemnations of President Trump, republicans, and in general, anyone who doubted the story.

At the secondary level we have all of these defenders of Smollett who even after the Chicago police confirmed Smollett’s part in the event refused to condemn him.  This is despite the testimony of the brothers who assisted him in the hoax.  They still doubt his culpability, preferring to doubt the police testimony rather than face reality about their ally.

And finally, at the tertiary level we have the media which has gone to great lengths to provide support for Smollett and his defenders in an ever-changing narrative for why all of this is President Trump’s fault.  Initially, the story was that President Trump’s supporters were the attackers.  Then we were told that background levels of racism were what inspired Smollett to exaggerate this particular incident.  And now the story says that the real victims are those poor future victims of racism who won’t be believed because of this present event.

But just as interesting is looking at the way the various voices on the Right have looked at it.  One of the more interesting discussions came from the Z-Man.  http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=16618

His main point was that the Left isn’t going to acknowledge their error and they aren’t going to learn a lesson.  That is why a long string of hoaxes will never lead to an apology from the Left.  And that is why right-wing pundits hoping to reason with the Left are wasting their time.

Perhaps the only useful thing that can happen during one of these events is to help sort out the real allegiance of those in the middle.  When some allegedly neutral party starts telling us not to judge or excuses the hoax based on historical oppression you’ve learned something.  On the other hand, if you ever find an assumed leftist who finally sees the light you’ve probably found a normie who has finally had enough hypocrisy.

Interestingly, even someone who in the last few years has been vilified by the Alt-Right as the epitome of Never-Trump foolishness can be acknowledged for a sensible insight into the phoniness of these leftist hoaxes.  Here Vox Day acknowledges that even Jonah Goldberg can provide a sensible argument to show the absurdity of these hoaxes.  https://voxday.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-obvious-implication-of-hoax-crimes.html

The only way I can see good coming from all these events is if someone made a movie out of all these hoax exposures and let it be distributed as widely as possible.  Of course, Hollywood and the media companies would never allow their distribution network to show it and the colleges would probably unleash antifa on any student groups that attempted to show it on campus but even internet access would be something useful.  It really is remarkable how outrageous some of these phony hate crimes are.

I wonder what the next one will be.

The Z-Man Addresses Fraternal Isolation

This post is along the same lines as my ideas about the need for a new fraternal organization.

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=16461#comments

Without a doubt the isolation is one of the biggest penalties we are paying for allowing leftists to destroy our society.  Reading this reinforces my belief that starting something new is the way forward.

 

Tucker Carlson and the Red Pill

I was listening to the Z-Man’s Friday morning podcast this morning.  It’s on the Ancient Greeks and since that is something that I’m more than somewhat steeped in it was quite a lot of fun to listen to.  Lots of good comparisons between Ancient Athens and the United States.  What was topical was at minute 56 of the podcast he mentions that broadcast that Tucker Carlson did recently.  I linked to it a couple of days ago and said it sounded like Tucker was running for President.  What the Z-Man said was that it sounded like Carlson was reading aloud some of the dissident right posts that he and the other writers have been putting out for six or more years.

What this reminds me of is Vox Day’s constant refrain that “the Alt-Right is inevitable.”  Well, I don’t know if the Alt-Right or the Dissident Right’s agenda is inevitable but what seems to inevitable is that a very good chunk of the American Nation is waking up to the fact that they’ve been putting their faith in men who really couldn’t care less if they lived or died.  In fact, it appears they’d prefer it if we just up and died as quickly as possible.  Call it the shifting Overton window or the red-pilling of the normies or whatever you like but if a Cloud Dweller like Tucker Carlson is coming around to the nitty gritty of where we’re headed then it won’t be long before even the most brain-dead denizen of Squaresville, USA will be waking up to the realization that Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney do not mean them well.

What I’m curious about is what will be the next big step change.  In the same way as Blue States practice civil disobedience such as Sanctuary Cities, will Red States start protecting their citizens against national policies that they object to?  For instance, if companies like Master Card and Google continue de-platforming conservatives could state attorneys general begin legal proceedings against these companies to force them to relent?  Maybe they’ll prosecute the local universities that indoctrinate kids and strip them of their legal rights.

Honestly, I don’t know what’s next.  But it does appear that dissident ideas are getting mainstreamed at least to some extent.  Reading about the Baltimore lawyer who is suing the Southern Poverty Law Center and attempting to have their tax-free status revoked for using illegal tactics to get him fired from the Baltimore City government sounds like maybe a first step to addressing the radical de-platforming.  Hearing this week that Master Card may be joining forces with the crowd-funding companies to deny access to e-commerce to conservatives sounds like some kind of Maoist or Stalinist internal exile tactic.  At lest in the gulag they fed you once in a while.  In our cashless society, denial of access to a credit card is tantamount to being an exile from modern life.

And this all points to the paradox of how I feel about the current situation.  A few years ago, I didn’t know just how bad it really was but I was almost in depression because I couldn’t understand why we kept losing when we seemed to have the upper hand.  Now I realize just how bad it is and that most of our “leaders” aren’t really trying to help us and yet I’m actually strangely optimistic.  I feel like knowing the problem makes it possible for me to take some actions and improve how I live my life.

Will the unrest on the right reach critical mass?  It’s hard to say but I’m interested to see what Tucker Carlson ends up doing in the next year or two.  He’s a popular journalist and could do a lot to persuade people.  Stay tuned.

Z-Man Wins the Best Post Title of the Day

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=15958

How can you top “Industrial Rumpswabbery” as a post title?  It cannot be done.  And the contents are just as enjoyable.  The Z-Man analyzes how we got from the horribly biased reporting of thirty years ago to our present state where the journalists are just lunatics who’ve escaped from some Ivy League holding pen.

It really simplifies the chore of deciding which main stream news sources to ignore, all of them.

The Z-Man Specifies the 1970s as When the Culture War Killed the Working Class

It’s a thoughtful essay.

The Age Of Ugly

At the end he says:

“That ugliness is what is fueling the populist movements. In Europe and America, the natives, physically and culturally divorced from their rulers, are now looking for alternative sources of authority. The people are recoiling at the ugly world created for them by their rulers, so the slow search for new rulers has begun. No one thinks about it quite like that yet, but in time, that corner will be turned. We’ll move from reform to the idea of starting fresh and leaving the ugliness of left-wing radicalism behind.”

That idea of searching for new rulers resonates with me.  But I think the people who have had enough are going to have to do a lot more than wait for new rulers.  We’re going to have to decide what the new agenda will be and won’t be.

Z-Man Has a Podcast on the Social Contract

The Z-Man, in addition to possessing the Voice of Saruman, does an excellent job of chronicling the evolution of  political theory.  Even for anyone who considers himself an accomplished student of political science this podcast is worth listening to.  And the ending brings things right up to the present age of identity politics, social justice hysteria and right wing reaction.  Highly recommended.

http://thezman.com/wordpress/?p=15025