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  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 7, 9:04am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

What's worse, some of these codes of conduct, like the github code of conduct, explicitly state that discrimination against males, whites, etc is A-OK. It isn't about equality or respect, it is about power and manipulation.

There is a group called the Ada Initiative that has been trying to bring university-style SJW hate mobs and kangaroo courts into the working world, starting with the tech sector. Beware. Don't hire these people. Listen for words like "intersectionality", "problematic", or "privelege". These are clues you may be dealing with a Cultural Marxist whose aim is to infiltrate your organization and level claims of sexism, racism, etc at your staff in effort to hector them into yielding to an SJW invasion. When the invasion has metastasized, you see "codes of conduct", "sensitivity/bias training", etc...

But fear not, there are great places to work that haven't been infected. We need to keep them that way.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 8, 8:45am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

It is important for young boys to have venues to play with other young boys without girls around to learn how to relate to each other absent the influence of certain biological imperatives.

It is important for young girls to have venues to play with other young girls without boys around to learn how to relate to each other absent the influence of certain biological imperatives.

For the girls, the Girl Scouts are one of those venues.

For the boys of the future... The only thing I see on offer lately is shame. And this is a shame, because getting in touch with productive expressions of masculinity is as important to boys and society as a whole as it is for girls to have opportunities to get in touch with productive expressions of their femininity.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 8, 9:00am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That is my perception as well. I see violence, open air drug dealing in broad daylight. I see the same crowd of fellas hanging out day after day on the same corners, throwing trash around, creating tension, blasting crime music, posturing aggressively to passers-by. I feel sad for tourists who stray beyond 5th Street on Market and run into this unsettling scene.

Hopefully, the spurt of new housing development brings a more balanced approach to that neighborhood, but I'm not holding my breath. This is District 6, currently Jane Kim's district, and the approach so far seems to have been one of coddling the felons. There is a child running to replace Kim, Sonja Trauss, who will be even worse. When speaking to her recently in person, she doesn't think that violence, out-of-control drug use, or other quality of life crimes are an important factor to constituents of the 6th. She does not think San Francisco needs more police protection, and went on to suggest that we should have a heart for the felons and respect their fear of policing.

This, my friends, is how you become South Chicago, or Baltimore, or Detroit.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 10, 8:07am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

In just four years, see how far the UK Guardian's standards of journalistic quality have fallen.

They won the Pulitzer (along with the Washington Post and Der Spiegel) in 2014 for the release of the Snowden NSA revelations.

In 2018, all claims of objectivity are off the table, Guardian are full blown shills for the "intersectionality" crowd. The air conditioner is sexist, women crying is racist, and kindness is a new kind of hate.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 10, 8:20am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm not sure if the Obama Team was directly responsible for what happened to the DNC or not. What I am fairly certain of is that the DNC has neglected, and in some cases shunned, the Classical Liberals who at one point constituted the bulk of its membership. To replace this constituency, they seem to be pushing an identity-politics-and-victimhood grievance culture as a platform. I believe this is not only intellectually cynical, as it alienates most rational thinkers in their ranks, but also doomed for failure statistically, as there really aren't the numbers in the adherents to this culture to form a sizeable bloc. This was evident in the low voter turnout during the 2016 election.

Disappointingly, most apparatchiks of the DNC have not realized this failure, or are not talking about it. Worse, they're doubling down on the original victimhood narrative with more appeal-to-identity fallacies like the notion that Trump is the president because voters are sexist or racist.

No, Trump is president because the DNC's cynical identity politics platform failed to inspire their base. Classical Liberals did not show up to vote. Correspondingly, Classical Conservatives did not show up, either, for the RNC's "populist" candidate. Perhaps both parties need to soul search about who their base really is and would probably be advised to offer a platform with a little more intellectual meat.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 21, 8:03pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Kunstler nails it again.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 May 28, 9:32am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This thread has so many truths scratched but so much hyperbole!

On Trump: This guy is the circus clown. The polity that is worked into a foaming frenzy in either fear or reverence of the clown are missing the other three rings of the circus, where the real action is going on. The tax bill? That was the work of the elephants in ring two. Financial, environmental, labor regulations being scrapped? That show was going on well before the clown rode in on his unicycle. And to suggest that Trump is the new JFK? Intellectually, I don't think Trump can reach the steering wheel, let alone the pedals, so I wouldn't worry about it either way. Bush Jr. only reached the wheel sometimes because Cheney let him sit on his lap while he drove. In other words, I don't think our current executive branch commands a lot of power at present. Look to the other branches and especially forces outside the federal government for the big stories of change happening today.

On the Authoritarian Left: Even though there are occasional shocking stories of Postmodernist Social Marxists running amok on some university campuses, or workplaces where overzealous human resources departments have infantilized ordinary working adults and instituted Newspeak policies, the real threat of the Authoritarian Left is its cannibalism of the Left itself.

This threat can be experienced, for example, at a dinner party with liberal or left-leaning guests. Ten years ago, topics discussed around this dinner table would cover a wide range, and many varied opinions would be proffered and discussed. This same crowd having the same dinner party today would cover just as many topics, but only one opinion would be acceptable for each. Any opinions, even liberal ones, outside of this new, shrunken Overton Window would be met with silence, dirty looks, or worse by the other participants.

Maybe you're pleased that many women are speaking out about past sexual abuse lately, but worry that many of the claims are baseless or are made by grievance artists seeking to make a buck or even that it smells a bit like McCarthyism sometimes. Mention this subtlety of opinion around the dinner table? Silence and dirty looks.

Maybe you're appalled by children shooting each other in schools or religious yahoos shooting gay people in a nightclub and think that maybe the community or the law ought to be paying more attention, but worry that suggestions to outright scrap the 2nd Amendment perhaps set a dangerous precedent and ought to be reconsidered. Mention this around the dinner table? Heresy! Child murderer!

Maybe you look at Europe, where you enjoyed travels in the past, and feel sadness that London now has a higher murder rate than NYC, and Sweden has a rape rate on par with South Africa, and opine that maybe the European Union needs to make some adjustments to how it is handling immigration and integration lately. You are basically Hitler!

These are subtle, left-leaning viewpoints that are now completely off the table of the Left. So, you see, the Authoritarian Left's biggest accomplishment so far is to reduce the feast of ideas for liberals of all stripes to the most narrow and paltry options possible. This is why so many free-thinking liberals are entertaining the idea of trying some different dinner parties these days. This is the Left's loss, because those are the smartest people who were the source of dynamic ideas for decades.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Jun 6, 8:53pm   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Newspeak decoder:

inclusion = exclusion of some
diversity = lowered standards
vibrant = dangerous
problematic = incongruent with my worldview
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 6:17pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

F10 M5 (2013)

meep meep.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 10, 6:35pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Also, if any of you are on bitchute, I'd love to hear your recommendations for other stuff to watch. Thanks!
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 11, 12:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

All this makes met think that the Left and the Right have a lot more in common than do the Triabliasts (Identity Politics adherents) and the Individualists (judge a man by the content of his character).

Maybe there's hope for a future not of American divisiveness, but of a reacknowledgement and celebration of the Individualist majority.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 15, 11:25pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

always #1,
rise to the challenge of #2 any time you're lucky enough to find it and it looks sensible,
put your heart and spare time into #3, even if it doesn't pay, it adds meaning to your life experience.

no matter what, a life well-lived.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Aug 16, 10:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

...that it is a trashy article in what used to be a sober newspaper, and that the source was a troll doing it for the lulz?

seems pretty embarrassing... not for the San Francisco Chronicle, or the Toledo Bugler, but definitely for an outfit like NYT that is ostensibly vanguard-class.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 11, 10:14am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Daryush is really entertaining and is actually insightful when he's not talking about being a poon-hound.

Thanks for the reminder, amazon, I just bought Roosh's life's work collection, only $35. Streisand Effect is in force.

Most interested in reading "Free Speech Isn't Free".
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 11, 10:15am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Also courtesy of Roosh, this entertaining link for those of you like me who are having the Living in the Bay Area Blues:
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Sep 12, 10:25am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

LeonDurham says
cmdrdataleak says
Daryush is really entertaining and is actually insightful when he's not talking about being a poon-hound.

Thanks for the reminder, amazon, I just bought Roosh's life's work collection, only $35. Streisand Effect is in force.

Most interested in reading "Free Speech Isn't Free".

What? I thought it was banned?? Or burned.

How on Earth were you able to buy it???

I bought the downloadable versions of his works via his website, not via Amazon.

Of course Amazon can decide which products they want to carry, just like any other private entity. However, they've historically aimed to carry everything in their apparent bid to decimate every form of physical retail in the country, so it does seem noteworthy when they intentionally purge their catalog of something. That's money that could be going to Bezos, after all!

More interesting to me is why the FAANGS companies find someone like Roosh so threatening. I think it is because what he's selling, though it has the veneer of "pick-up artistry tips", is actually what a lot of others are selling lately and being censored, de-platformed, banned, and de-personed, namely: the idea that males should be confident people. And when you peel away the layers of why something like that would be threatening, there's a deeper truth.......
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 1, 7:16am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Chevy Chase can't even watch SNL anymore, calls humor "the worst":
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 1, 7:19am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
If the Left doesn’t have identity politics, it doesn’t have a platform these days. They desperately need something to rage against, but in the absence of systemic injustice, they’ll create their own injustice.

(Why the Left is consumed with hate)
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 2, 8:18am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

"The key point is that free speech can be abrogated only when someone will suffer real (not imagined) violence as a result. In the United States of America, you are free to scream racial epithets or float conspiracy theories until you’re blue in the face, but the moment you organize a mob, down comes the rough hand of the law. Land of the free, indeed (and then some)."

Correct. This is the American way.

"Only a minority of US millennials think it “essential” to live in a democracy, and 40 percent support having the government limit speech that offends minorities. By comparison, more than 70 percent of adults born in the 1930s think democracy is essential, and only 12 percent of adults 70 or over think free speech should be abridged to avoid offense"

Aaaaaand that's what happens when you let Cultural Marxists run amok in academia. It would be hyperbole to say that these are little Maoists in the making, but I think it is probably why one might be inclined to distrust millennials by default. And plug that ethos into the face-twit-reddit echo chamber machine and you have an on-demand groupthink mob.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 4, 8:41pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Ceffer says
Well, it's egregious enough to explore whether it's fake news to elicit knee jerk reactions against the ACLU. If it isn't. holy moly.

Well, the ACLU stance on the SCOTUS confirmation proceedings definitely isn't "fake news". It is primary source material (it is a letter to me from the ACLU. and it does not appear forged). The lawsuit against the SFPD might be misinformation, I certainly wouldn't put it past SF Gate to neglect to fact check (or even spell check) their articles.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 5, 7:59am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is simultaneously such an hilarious prank and such a damning report on the academic rigor (or total lack thereof) of these grievance studies. Maybe they should be renamed "Grievance Arts" since it is all so subjective and apparently just an expression of group aesthetics.

Coincidentally, in the late '90s, I lived with one of the 3 professors in this story (Boghossian) for a year or so. He's got a great sense of humor. Big ST:TNG fan, too.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 5, 8:05am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

clambo says
The letter written to the ACLU "Please cancel me and stop billing me" will not work.

You will now have to go deep into your credit card, pay pal or bank accounts and click a bunch of stuff to stop them billing you.

Thanks for the tip, I'll keep an eye on my statement.

The worst thing about this is that we really need an organization or three with ACLU's ostensible mission. Namely, advocating for the defense and expression of our rights enshrined in the Constitution, regardless of political weather, popular fashion, or cults of personality. When they're rotting from within, this is one safety net fewer for us all.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 5, 11:56am   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HeadSet says
All of the vanguard institutions of the left are proving themselves incapable of taking a truly principled stand anymore.

Now that is an interesting point. I noticed how some patnetters are claiming that this blog has "moved to the right."

Maybe the patnetters are essentially the same, but the "left" has changed. For example, I do not think people have stopped believing in equal rights for all, private sector unions, Social Security, a true safety net, and so on. What is disagreed with is the left's support of wide open borders and the current guilty because accused treatment.of Kavanaugh.


I feel this way, too. My political perspective has changed very little over the last 10 years, but over the same time, institutions I once saw eye to eye with have become increasingly extremist.

And I don't think it is that they've moved left... I think it is that they've moved in the authoritarian direction. That should be concerning to anyone, left or right.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 5, 4:29pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

And it seems the extreme authoritarian-left bubble the bay area is in poisons the minds of otherwise sane people. I strongly believe they would have never posted such crap if they lived anywhere else in the US. But there's a reason why you never see anybody running around with a MAGA hat, there's a lynchmob mentality here for those who think politically different.

Want to get lunch sometime?
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 12, 12:31pm   ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This unhinged woman needs to clean her own room (cognitively) before making behavioral and cultural prescriptions for 4 billion people.

The only thing this article proves is how far off the sanity reservation WaPo and NYT have gone in the last 3-4 years. It's almost unrecognizable.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 12, 1:43pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Tim Aurora says
“The brand of America as the land of the free and the place of opportunity has really taken a hit,” Tippett said. “It’s no longer the default go-to place for people who have world-class talent.”

Except that it totally, totally is.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 12, 1:46pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce says
cmdrdataleak says
The only thing this article proves is how far off the sanity reservation WaPo and NYT have gone in the last 3-4 years. It's almost unrecognizable.

It's like reading the college newspaper at a small women's only (ahem) liberal arts college.

Yes, and without even photos of the ladies' lacrosse team in their shorts to redeem it.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 12, 1:53pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Goran_K says
or lets just do a gentleman's $500 bet right now. I take Cruz straight up, you take Beta. feature request: current events wager book.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 15, 8:30am   ↑ like (5)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

And since they control what is defined as “dangerous speech,” they control the conversation. And Free Speech is effectively dead.

Yes, but remember: It isn't everyone pushing for scrapping open dialog in favor of groupthink. It isn't even all of the left and left-leaners. It is a paltry 8%, it is the so-called "Progressive Activists" (who, ironically, advocate some of the most regressive positions):

Classic Liberals, Left-leaners, Moderates, Liberalists, Conservatives, Traditionalists, and the center-Right all have more in common with each other than they do with the regressive 8%.

This is the narrative that we could be amplifying: there is unity in America, and it is among the 92%ers who still value freedom of expression and open dialog. The real battle to be won is against the cynicism and nihilism of the 8% regressives and the rejection of progress and the Enlightenment that they're trying to stuff down the throats of the 92%.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 15, 9:55am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Quigley says
You are quite correct! However these progressives have effectively infiltrated national media and the university system and are working hard to miseducate students and the public. Every new grad who believes this crap chips away at the majority of sane people. And we have the media propaganda blaring 24/7 defining the national discussion and trying to gas light us all into believing their horse shit.
It’s a terrorist war.

Most importantly, they've infiltrated the "FAANGs" companies, (a.k.a. Facebook, Google/Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Netflix,...), and those companies not only have influence on, but fiat control over what we can find, see, hear, show, and say. Mission objective #1 of the 92% should be oversight, regulation, and maybe even trust-busting of these juggernauts.

Start by making them decide between becoming media companies, and losing all their CDA section 230 protections, or reaffirming their status as common carriers, and being treated as the "public square" and thus enjoined from any sort of content censorship.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 16, 5:51pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This article just glosses over all the nuance of the topics it brings up. It is a typically pandering Vox mess. But these are interesting topics!

on immigration: to some extent, America really has done many things right in immigration policy over the years. The smartest thing by far was to become such an unrivaled fountain of prosperity that we can attract the best and brightest, then we specifically admit those people and bring them into the fold culturally as soon as possible. Another smart aspect of historic US policy has been to bring in people with skin in the game. This is the opposite of EU's social handouts economic migrant invasion catastrophe. I'm talking about military service to earn citizenship, financial investment to earn citizenship, public service to earn citizenship. Citizenship earned is citizenship owned, and the owners are most likely to respect and care for the national identity that is now theirs.

on nationalism: Like most faux "think pieces" from the corporate media lately, this article is only too fast to rush into claiming nationalism is effectively equivalent to discrimination on the basis of race, religion, or creed without a strand of supporting connective tissue. As though it's just a tautology that we're all supposed to nod in unison at because it has been said so many times. Nationalism is not the opposite of acceptance. Nationalism is the opposite of Globalism. This is not about tolerance. This is about self-determination and self-rule, about having a local say about what happens locally. This is about being proud of local culture and having it available for visitors around the world to sample, not trample. Just as we would sample other remote nation's cultures and bring home the best ideas to share in our petri dish. It is not about submitting to becoming one big, global petri dish, ruled from afar by those in the shadows.

on trade policy: there's a time to be conciliatory on trade and grant advantages to a foreign partner to gain involvement. That time is not now. If anything, we suffer from too much involvement. Our market is key and demands a premium for access to it. Foreign partners will, in the end, happily pay, and we'll all reap the rewards. We've taken one for the global team for 70ish years now, it's time to collect a little.
  cmdrdataleak   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 16, 6:29pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

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