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Why Everything became woke πŸ”—

...my critics and I both missed something that might not have been obvious 30 years ago. By the late 1990s the rapid expansion of the universities came to a halt, especially in the humanities. Faculty openings slowed or stopped in many fields. Graduate enrollment cratered. In my own department in 10 years we went from accepting over a hundred students for graduate study to under 20 for a simple reason. We could not place our students. The hordes who took courses in critical pedagogy, insurgent sociology, gender studies, radical anthropology, Marxist cinema theory, and postmodernism could no longer hope for university careers.

What became of them? No single answer is possible. They joined the work force. Some became baristas, tech supporters, Amazon staffers and real estate agents. Others with intellectual ambitions found positions with the remaining newspapers and online periodicals, but most often they landed jobs as writers or researchers with liberal government agencies, foundations, or NGOs. In all these capacities they brought along the sensibilities and jargon they learned on campus.
The colostomy bag that is Uni ruptured, the body politic is now septic

Why there are tweaking bums everywhere now πŸ”— 1672777043  

9th circuit tortured the 8th Amendment into compliance, so now the only way you can arrest for vagrancy is by giving them a house. Everyone living in town soon will know the joys of being regularly screamed at by psychotics high on drugs that smell like something crawled up their ass and died.

On woke AI chatbots πŸ”— 1672428586  

Read part 1 linked in TFA as well. Entirely correct that the only way to truly make it newspeak is to kill what makes it work so well.

NYT clutches pearls about the 2ch guy πŸ”— 1672428356  

Since he owns 4ch now. The whiners have no answer to his argument "we do not live in a utopia". Society is now and always has been chock fulla nuts.

Sodium-Sulfur battery breakthrough? πŸ”— 1671565110  

The regulators will of course pooh-pooh it out of existence due to it emitting toxic gases when exposed to humid air.

CBAM: the EU's Smoot-Hawley πŸ”— 1671560210  

Extreme foolishness, but to be expected. Really just a way to sneak in the kind of tariffs under cover of greenwashing needed to mobilize their economy for world war 3.

BOJ throws in the towel on murdering the Yen πŸ”— 1671559994  

Astonishing. Took them longer than the Afghan war to realize they were licked. I suspect their 5 year plan to re militarize will inevitably result in backsliding. Nevertheless, this deflated punters out there hoping for J-Pow to spike the punch bowl again.

On Long Covid and the coddling of Hysteria in general πŸ”—

Bending over backwards to appease hamstering neurotics describes much of public policy. I like that the doc is sympathetic -- To some degree functional disorders are like being shell shocked. Even when you know it's mostly in your head you can't help yourself easily. Like habit formation, it's hard, time-consuming work to install new software in your own head.

Merkel lets slip that Minsk II was a ruse πŸ”— 1670698300  

Even if not actually true at the time, this willingness to be publicly duplicitous is hugely damaging to the prospects of diplomacy.

Journalists beginning to realize they've lost the kulturkampf πŸ”— 1670455796  

I remember saying years ago that the pivot BAP made to being Aesthetics first would likely carry the day, as it's at least not boring bullshit Karens teaching the next generation are into.

Bill Buppert has started Podcasting πŸ”— 1670434746  

Great to hear.

The view from St. Pete πŸ”— 1670285605  

Sounds about like how things went with our Kabinetskriegs post 9/11. That will change when they get to find out like every generation does that war is a racket.

Pentagon finally admits they can't supply the Ukranian effort without mobilizing the economy further πŸ”—

They'd need to ramp up production 30x to actually fulfill on the ground needs, so I suppose it's back to "guns and butter" lunacy.

BONUS: As expected, the rat line to smuggle shipments falling off the back of trucks to NATO's terrorist buddies around the world is fully operational.

Matt Taibbi: Don't trust mainstream media πŸ”—

Getting things right is hard enough. The minute we try to do anything else in this job, the wheels come off. Until we get back to the basics, we don’t deserve to be trusted. And we won’t be.
Ding Ding Ding. Everywhere I work this is the truth. Do the job right, and keep your damn opinion to yourself. If people want to know how you think, make them do the stalker shit all girls do to guys they're interested in.

BONUS: He got the scoop from Elon RE shenanigans at twitter dot com. Sounds about like I expected, acephalous corporate doing what it does best

Israel getting it's own fascist paramilitaries πŸ”— 1669733634  

In the wake of the return of Netanyoohoo and the annexation of the west bank, it sounds like they are getting serious about settling it by force.

Mastadon seems to be going well πŸ”— 1669665773  

ActivityPub remains an excessively chatty protocol, and they layer on retarded levels of server side caching atop that. Idea: do all this crap in JS, so that at least you only get a request for content when people actually view it.

The Political Marginalization of the Ordinary Person πŸ”—

A guy comes to the same conclusions as much of the right has, but from a fresh direction out of the left. It is worth noting that this professionalization of the political class and its attendant complexity is straight out of Tainter's "Collapse of Complex Societies". People overcomplicating their lives on even a personal level almost always is the cause of relationships to collapse; it is the same with polities.

His whole substack is worth reading. It's enormously promising to see a progressive realize what we've been saying ever since they took us off gold and BTK'd us in red tape. Capitalism didn't fail, it was murdered!

The failure of the TMS9900 πŸ”— 1668635550  

Great old story from TI.

Ukies working on becoming "big Israel" πŸ”—

Hey, when it comes to scamming uncle sucker nobody else comes close! An integral nationalist Jewish Slav frankenstate doesn't have to make much sense, just like a colonial apartheid state of the same in the Levant doesn't have to either.

UPDATE: Thierry has a great piece on the history of the Ukie Integral Nationalist movement. Worth particularly noting their tight integration with GLADIO and the crazies in the basement. This means the bureaucracy at state will never, ever give up on them.

The Email Caste's Last stand πŸ”— 1667932222  

Rumors of the demise of the parasite class are always exaggerated. They only get larger until they kill the host. This is but a temporary setback; they'll soon find a way to be commissars again.

Twitter has become the Internet Hate Machine πŸ”— 1667408114  

Gleichschaltung. But this time it's emerging naturally, because that's what gets the most engagement. Turns out exploiting the demonically oppressed is one hell of a cash cow, and has taken on such a life of its own as to be in the drivers' seat.

The agency's men at Facebook πŸ”— 1667327252  

It's the same with all the content mills. Consent factory. Whole thing coordinated by the DHS.

Levant Gas Fields agreement reached πŸ”— 1667321246  

Glad to see all the parties involved could look past their conflicting claims and do what's best for their economy and people.

Eric Margolis on the Russia war πŸ”— 1666910301  

He's quite astute to see the real aim of Washington is the dissolution of Russia. These days I put it to most people as "UMM SWEETIE ITS TRANSAMUR..."

FIB disappears former spook reporter πŸ”— 1666657692  

Sounds like they came over for a friendly visit and he gave the wrong answer.

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