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—“Whole Foods just plays on North American’s infinite neediness to feel good about themselves without doing anything difficult.” — Carolynn Smith
Third week in a row. The narrative of the egalitarian cult cannot survive all those youtube videos / tweets / comments.
The way for a heterogeneous polity to succeed is probably by pushing everything into the market place of voluntary exchange and promoting a diversity of institutions. (NOT by promoting a diversity of people under uniform institutions.)
Inequality is NOT a measure of injustice. The left pursues equality with the zeal of a fundamentalist religion. It’s am impossible goal, and that may very well be the point — what good is a messiah once he has arrived?
The law of Karma must be restored. Without it, these communities are infantilized.
Like economic Marxism, cultural Marxism gives unsuccessful people two very dangerous things: an excuse and enemy. Nothing good will result.
Feminists. Ridiculing and destroying the only culture in the world that tolerates them
The redefinition of the word violence continues among revelations that discounting a sexual partner’s feelings and withholding sex constitutes sexual violence at the University of Michigan. The relevant info can be found at the university’s “Stop Abuse” webpage:
Examples of sexual violence include: discounting the partner’s feelings regarding sex; criticizing the partner sexually; touching the partner sexually in inappropriate and uncomfortable ways; withholding sex and affection; always demanding sex; forcing partner to strip as a form of humiliation (maybe in front of children), to witness sexual acts, to participate in uncomfortable sex or sex after an episode of violence, to have sex with other people; and using objects and/or weapons to hurt during sex or threats to back up demands for sex.
Progressives make their case with anecdotes. Conservatives need to counter with data.
The conservative strategy has to be telling the truth, and being as intolerant of lies as possible. Constantly ask them: Why are you lying?
“Police in America kill around 300 black people per year. Black criminals kill 1000 white people and over 6000 blacks. So yes, we can talk about the police thing. But we’ve got some other things to talk about too…”
Outside of STEM disciplines, Universities are no longer place where people learn to seek truth. They are places where people learn to lie.
Succinctly states the rather obvious idiocy of this line of reasoning.
The future of the US is Brazil.
The only group of women for whom marriage rates have not declined are the upper 10% income earners. For all others, they’ve dropped precipitously.
We have to punish liars. Suppressing lying the way we suppress aggression is probably enough.
“So far, 21 of the 22 current female CEOs in the Standard & Poor’s 500 have reported their latest compensation, including Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer, defense contractor Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) Marillyn Hewson and CEO Carol Meyrowitz of retailer TJX (TJX), and they were paid an average of $18.8 million during their latest fiscal years, according to a USA TODAY analysis of data from S&P Capital IQ and Bespoke Investment Group. That far exceeds the average $12.7 million paid to the 455 current male CEOs in the S&P 500 that have reported compensation data for the same time period.
“The compensation awarded to female CEOs, on average, also outstrips the $14.3 million average paid to all the CEOs of the 100 largest publicly held companies that had reported through early April, according to pay tracker Equilar and compensation consultant Towers Watson.”
I’ve slowly drifted away from the Mises Institue’s apriorism and toward the consequentialist arguments of David Friedman.
This is a great lecture, though I think he errs (or perhaps a little loose with metaphors) in his appeal to nature early on. It’s so riddled with exceptions and qualifications, that they exceptions can easily be the rule.
When progressive journalists are beaten silly and robbed en masse by progressive citizens in a progressive city run by a progressive mayor . . .Posted in Egalitarianism / Culture Wars on April 29th, 2015
When progressive journalists are beaten silly and robbed en masse by progressive citizens in a progressive city run by a progressive mayor, elected by progressive voters in a country headed by a progressive president, what is the appropriate reaction for a reader of such accounts or even simply a casual observer to have?
Is asking someone to pass the popcorn considered rude or indifferent?
If popcorn passing is intolerant, would something more multicultural like asking someone to pass the churros be more palatable?
I’m so confused.
So back to the only thing that matters to me and my family: creating and building things.
And cashing up.
Ka-Ching is not a province in China.