Interest = competency

Had an interesting insight in the shower just now Moldbug has a quote that goes something like “everyone is right-wing with respect to their domain of competency” (verbiage mine). The example he gave was a 25 year old female kindergarten teacher. (Let’s assume pre-woke kindergarten teacher…). She will have typical 25-year-old girl opinions on any […]

Is Putin’s invasion a failure?

The breakdown on it is that it doesn’t matter – Putin already achieved everything he needs to, so why risk further losses? The media is incredibly full of shit, which is kind of hilarious. Putin just basically ensured that Europe is going to starve itself trying to “block” him. He’s invaded into Ukraine, yes, but […]

The Three Flavors of “Globalism”

There are three flavors of “globalism” right now. The distinctions are important. Global Trade: The original Eisenhower globalism was “free movement of goods, not free movement of people.” (The idea of “free movement of people” only existed at that time in global Marxist theory.) American Empire: After the Cold War the professional political class believed […]

Standarditis

This is a repost of a Substack post If you don’t know, I have a series of “podcast length” mathematical documents that I call Revelations, which you can find on my GitLab. I’m composing a new one (Revelations 27) right now about WF Algebra, which is a mindblowing take on formal logic. I wrote out […]

The chromopill

This was originally a Substack post. I would like to congratulate zxq9 on contracting me as his new star columnist. This is a major milestone for his publication, and you should all be proud of him. Every system that works rests upon a foundation of useful lies. There are three stages in understanding this Blue […]

Economics: Advent of the Generic CEO

“Financialization”, a process characterized by stakeholders in a business activity mixing up the metric of success (money) with metrics of performance (operational standards), has manifested some bizarre outcomes over the last few decades. These effects have come to dominate the economic landscape as money has become less and less representative of reality and government involvement […]

erlang-questions: A tale of push VS pull and authority VS lolberty

I just plowed through my email backlog for the first time in a long time to find that the venerable and seemingly eternal resource for n00bs and webtards in need sage graybeard advice known as the “erlang-questions” mailing list is now deprecated by the Erlang Something-or-other (Foundation? whatever). I suppose this means they intend to […]

Geopol: What use are peaceful protests?!?

A little over half the population in the (loosely defined) West currently feel unrepresented by their governments, particularly in the context of draconian and laughably ineffective (if the stated purpose is to be believed…) COVID measures, universal media shenanigans and election troubles. In a video I did a few months ago I explained how the […]

Nonsensical Surveys

At the bottom of some mystery fear porn article on MSN about it being such a puzzle that Japan is doing fine despite no mandates, no lockdowns, no shutdowns, etc. this survey appeared asking readers how they felt about about Japan’s “handling” of the situation: This is ridiculous as there is no option for “This […]

How to Destroy the Middle Class

Step 1: Impose a tax on unrealized capital gains right before hyperinflation takes off.Step 2: Sit back and enjoy the show — you’re done! The above is not an exaggeration. Don’t think only about crypto and stock holdings. Think bigger. Your car, your house, your clothes, your dog, the food in your refrigerator, and any […]