Selections, Part 2

Rebuilding an engine of a 1946 Ford pickup in a six-minute fast-motion video. A primer on auto mechanics, in case anyone needs it: that is a V-8 engine, which means that it has eight pistons in a v-configuration, four on each side. Powered by the fuel combustion process inside their respective cylinders, the pistons turn the crankshaft at the bottom of the engine, which drives the transmission, which then transfers torque power to the wheels.

Did you feel the quickening while watching that video? Any boy with the right aptitude and interest ought to consider high-end mechanics as an alternative to taking on a costly student loan.

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Of the lighter comments here, my favorite has been Each Pond Gone rebuking a pestiferous commenter:

It’s because of people like you that I’m still a little suspect of the construction “white supremacy.” Too equalist.

Now that’s how a lieutenant corrects an ate-up recruit. (Update: this is not in reference to the commenter who regularly writes about “wS”.)

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The Charlotte Observer (AP) reports:

The South Carolina Secessionist Party […] is looking for help securing large Confederate battle flags that it can display along major interstates and in cities and towns. Earlier this month, several hundred people gathered at a rally and temporarily raised a Confederate flag at the State House. The event marked the one-year anniversary of the day the Confederate battle flag was furled and sent to a museum.

If you are not a Southerner, what does the Confederate flag mean to you? To me, a non-Southerner, the flag represents defiance, independence, loyalty, land. It’s sometimes embraced by anti-globalists beyond the United States. No other flag is so distinguished by the ophidian character of its haters. You can drive two hours west of Washington, DC and once you hit the secondary roads as the Appalachians begin, you will feel good — like I do — when you see the Stars and Bars waving over every third house that you pass.

If you are an American, what does the Stars and Stripes mean to you? There is no such thing as being a man without a country. Everyone has his identity, along with a flag that represents it. A flag that you viscerally respond to as your own is not something you shrug off when someone desecrates it — and you don’t ironically detach yourself from it — because your one flag is tied to your honor. “If you burn my flag, I’ll shoot you.” — Johnny Cash.

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An Icelandic company makes a brand of skyr, or a type of yogurt. I have no affiliation or stock with that company. Their marketing language says:

Skyr has been a dairy provision of Icelanders for more than a thousand years. It is a densely concentrated, cultured dairy product and much like Greek yogurt it takes 4 cups of milk to make 1 cup of skyr. It’s thick, creamy and packed with protein. Our skyr is unique because its made with Heirloom Skyr Cultures, which makes it the only authentic Icelandic skyr in the U.S. market.

There is a scene in Pulp Fiction in which Vincent Vega is incredulous that his date’s milkshake could be worth its high price. But she gives him a sip and he says “That’s a pretty fucking good milkshake!” That’s exactly how I reacted to first tasting their Icelandic skyr.

A key to good living is to buy the more expensive food, but less of it. Quality over quantity. On that tangent, I read somewhere that Western aid is causing sub-Saharan Africa’s population to grow at the rate of Iceland’s entire population every hour.

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As Steve Sailer puts it, “Of course he’s white. Successful insane stunts are 99% white, 1% Japanese.” He’s talking about Luke Aikins, an American skydiver who made a record breaking no-parachute jump (video) by falling 25,000 feet into a net.

You know what’s awesome? YT, that’s who. And you know what else is awesome? That high-five the medic gives him at the end.

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A minute of silence (video) as it’s observed every year in Warsaw. Commemorating the day and the hour of the of the start of Warsaw Uprising, city sirens wail for one minute and all traffic stops. The insurgency lasted from August 1st thorough October 2nd, 1944 and was launched with the objective of liberating the capital ahead of the advancing Soviet army to secure a claim on non-Communist postwar rule.

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On the subject of Poland, I was there for a couple of weeks in June and the long draft with my observations may eventually get edited into a coherent post. The trip was great. It was the first time in 15 years that I had travelled extensively through the country. For now, here’s a photo I took:

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110 thoughts on “Selections, Part 2

  1. It’s been 22 years since I’ve been back to Poland. Bi was there in 1988 as communism was on its last legs…like the young goods stumbling out of the knajpa mid day in the Pope’s birthplace of Wadowice.

    I was struck by the contrast between all the religious symbols and the communist propaganda still on prominent display.

    I returned in 1994 to find all the communist billboards replaced with ads for Dominos pizza and an Aerosmith concert.

    Poland is probably the smartest country in Europe…always was. Only now is it getting the place in world politics it deserves.

    Would John Paul 2 have urged the polish government to take in Muslim migrants if things had been the same back then? What do you think Pa?

    He would have called for peace and an end to genocide and restraint but would not have meddled in Polish immigration matters.

  2. As an American, where do i get to go back to?

    “I went back to Ohio
    but my family was gone”

    What sense of place do Americans have?

    Where is our place?

    We used to have some romantic notions of the sacred landscape, but these days we don’t even have those anymore.

    It is all TGI Friday’s and Cracker Barrels, and IKEA and the Mall. That is what we saw fit to do with this landscape. Put the gorillas in the zookeeper’s cage and throw peanuts at him.

    I am still and always on Team White, but realistically we failed utterly in creating anything worth living for, in terms of habitat and culture. That is what the Wasteland was about.

    White Advocacy, aka the alt-right, does not address that failure, at all. White Advocacy has as its principle argument white civilization. Which sounds like a real accomplishment — in the history books.

    It would have been great to have lived in it. To have experienced it. To have partaken in it.

    Instead we got walmart and television. And cars and concrete.

  3. I travel there about every other year but usually for short visits with my in-laws in their rural home. Religious icons are ubiquitous features of the landscape, with large crucifixes at every rural intersection. I didn’t visit any large cities this time but smaller cities and towns are perfectly homogeneous.

    A funny thing one time, my relative and I were at a higher-end restaurant in a touristy area of a city and he laughs and says “hey, looks like diversity followed you here from America.” A small group of athletic-looking men in team uniforms walks in and they are seated at a nearby table. Two are White, three are some unpleasant Afro-Arab mix. They were talking in French. They were well behaved though.

    Whatever the official TFR numbers may be, I saw kids everywhere, lots of moms in their early 20s pushing a stroller and with small child walking along. What also hit me was the sense of freedom I felt everywhere. There is a park with a playground in a smallish city and people were out and about after sunset. The only police activity I saw other than traffic cops is a couple of very young looking policemen telling a drunk to leave the park bench.

    You see plenty of EU money in effect, like infrastructure improvements, highway bypasses around cities for example. Things I didn’t like were the ugliness of some of the new highways, especially the cheap-looking sound barriers that make the road look like it’s permanently under construction. Wind-power windmills are clusterd in some areas of the country. The landscape is lovely otherwise, with tree-lined roads, rolling farmland and forests.

  4. Let me advocate for the devil here.

    Corporate chains are a White invention going back all the way to the British East India Tea Company. Corporations are meant to streamline productivity and efficiency, even at the cost of innovation and aesthetics. That’s where in a healthy system, entrepeneurs fill the gaps until they become corporate men themselves.

    Strip malls, applebees, and Walmart are the American matrix. Welcome to the suck, don’t fight it, embrace it, glorify it, for commerce, efficiency, plus White dreaming will be the ingredients of our future moon base colonies in the coming spacefaring age.

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  6. “Strip malls, applebees, and Walmart are the American matrix.”

    Two dynamics drove this. It wasn’t this way up through the 1950s. First, you had the financialization of the economy, when the money pushers started to push out the true wealth creators. This process took a deal of time, and really got rolling in the 1980s when all the outsourcing began to happen. It was no longer important to manufacture things in America. The only thing that mattered was the stock price so that the top execs could make money and, more importantly, the big investors (banks, funds). This was also precisely how Jewish interests came to be so powerful in America. It was the transition from making things (very WASP) to financing things (very Jewish). And to maximize the financial side it was necessary to ship the jobs and factories away, so they did. And it wasn’t just making cheap plastic junk. It was everything up to and including critical military and technology components.

    The second dynamic of course was white flight to the suburbs, which was the result of the 1960s crime explosion, which was a combination of Progressive social engineering, an activist Warren Court, and of course massive media propaganda.

    More than anything, I think, it was the media influence, in the days of three networks and very tight control over The Narrative. More even than the biases of the news programs, the “entertainment” pushed Liberalism massively (Norman Lear’s dominance of comedy) and began to denigrate traditional white norms. For those that think the television execs were just chasing money, that doesn’t explain the “rural purge,” when a bunch of rural-themed, very white and still quite popular shows were all cancelled to make way for Liberal trash. Basically, you lost “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Andy Griffith Show” and got “Maude” (Jew propaganda), “The Jeffersons” (black propaganda), “Mary Tyler Moore” (feminist propaganda) and “All in the Family” (anti-white propaganda) in exchange.

    It’s really hard to explain to those who didn’t live through it just how jarring and shocking all this new television was. Remember, those were days when half the country would be watching the same show at the same time, so the coverage was massive. An entire nation that never once questioned that there was something wrong with being white (other than in academe where it was already wide spread, but most people didn’t go to college at that time) were suddenly faced with Archie Bunker, a character reviled specifically for his whiteness, week after week. It was one of the greatest psy-ops in history.

  7. ***…those were days when half the country would be watching the same show at the same time…***

    The Twilight Zone in its heyday is sci-fi (on the screen) at its best. The Web has become an unearthly Twilight Zone in itself; and there are no Rod Serling intros to make its glowing grip more palatable. Here lies the ‘sense-of-place’ enigma’s crux. We all know the Web is at once too good and too horrendous to be true. We must indeed turn this sinister lemon into a favorable, geography-friendly lemonade, one that preserves the tangibility of clear-cut localities while ushering in a space-colonizing age without at all degrading the sanctity of Factual Flags and Terrestrial Borders.

    Localities will be great again!

  8. Mass consumerism rose in America partly because it’s so cheap to build outwards due to our historic commitment to low taxes and low regulation, coupled with our availability of land. It’s nowhere near as cheap to build in Europe, therefore they never developed the penchant for McSuburbs and McStripMalls like the USA.

  9. “It is all TGI Friday’s and Cracker Barrels, and IKEA and the Mall. That is what we saw fit to do with this landscape. “

    Yes, you see these concentrated, intentional ‘commercial zones’ pop up in various sides of town and in varying suburbs that seem to imitate each other ——- and then you see those very same imitations replicate themselves in cities nationwide! It’s like it’s one big TargetCostcoBW3Appleby’s everywhere you go.

  10. @peterike,

    Ok, but i think Archie Bunker was a beloved American character —– by whites and even non-whites to some degree. Yeah, Norman Lear tried to make a fool of him. But the audience’s will prevailed, which often happens in market-driven entertainment-producing countries.

    I don’t disagree too much with the rest of your analysis; middle-class white goy life has been saddled with all the ‘ism’ blame.

    elk, re. those ‘Ikeas’ and so forth being built everywhere? I was up in Door County last spring and even there they’re starting to b uild those repetitive commercial zones. Very, very depressing.

  11. During my senior year in high school, I was looking at a variety of places, still indoctrinated with “have to go to college”. (Looking back, it was 20% because I wanted to and 80% because I felt I had to.)

    One trade school caught my eye and it was for automobile training. It sounded cool, working on cars, learning about them and just all around good work. My mom scoffed at it, thinking it would be a waste of my aptitude. If anything, that might have proven to be a better choice for myself at that young of an age, but, hindsight and all, oh well.

    It didn’t help that my folks never did finish their degree, which at that time, was a big deal since so few people had them and those that did were always preferred versus the experience factor. That always gnawed at them and they never did force college upon us, but rather explained how it hampered them in many ways. Again, which at the time, held some weight to it.

  12. — Would John Paul 2 have urged the polish government to take in Muslim migrants if things had been the same back then? (Walawala)

    He was a pious and a holy man, but I think his his thinking was heavily influenced by the genocidal militarizations of his youth, and may have had a blind-spot to the common barbarism of the third world economic migration. He attacked secular materialism and Liberation Theology (marxism) in the church, but I don’t think he challenged Vatican 2. He did write to Europeans in general to be open with immigration from a humanitarian perspective.

    — It’s really hard to explain to those who didn’t live through it just how jarring and shocking all this new television was. (Peterike)

    The early 90s were an echo of that, with dieversity and blackitty-black getting into everything on tv.

    — Study says nearly 1/3 of 30-somethings still receiving some regular financial support from their parents (Camlost)

    As it should be, in a way. Fuck the baby boomers. They need to spend their cruise money on their grandchildren. They entered adulthood when the economy was expanding, bought their houses cheap, sold them at high price, and their kids and grandkids have been getting squeezed in every way.

    Every time I see a bumper sticker with a “I’m spending my children’s inheritance” I visualize an RV-sized fireball rolling down the side of the highway.

    — Yes, you see these concentrated, intentional ‘commercial zones’ pop up in various sides of town and in varying suburbs (Nikcrit)

    There is a counter-trend toward Town Center developments, with higher end condos and grocery stores, main street style shops and open air concert venues. Artificial, sure, but an effort at aesthetics is there.

  13. “One trade school caught my eye and it was for automobile training. It sounded cool, working on cars, learning about them and just all around good work.”

    I’ve groused about this here before, but i cannot believe public education’s attitude toward vocational-tech programs, like auto shop classes.

    Check this shite out: you see on a day-to-day, hour-to-hour profound, existential indifference anad inaptitude and futility; i.e., a roomful of city black kids bouncing off the wall while some clueless but well-meanting 23-year-old teacher, fresh in from Northern Wisconsin, is trying in comic vein to impart some lessons from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice…..

    Meanwhile, those very same kids quite often seek out, attend, focus and learn in these auto shop classes; they show all these qualities that are otherwise never evident: not only learning the trade of mechanics and all the auxilliary auto-market vocations. But they all learn general but equally important skills, like follow-through, pride in their craft and a sense of customer-service, etc.

    Yet: the trend is to close those progams down. why? “because they foster a class-bound sense of opportunity” says schoolboard committees and other pub-ed idealogues; they had this very popular catering and food service program in one high school; it was always filled. Yet they closed it down for that reason, which more or less was: “why are you pre-destining these kids to lower-middle-class wages instead of having engineering programs, etc., blah-blah; this, even thoguh the kids were into the programs, could relate to the programs, because they see relatives and siblings who do that kind of work, as opposed to, genetic engineers, which was actually one of the counter-suggestions for that hastily closed-down catering program.

    And that auto-shop class would have public-vendor days, in which various industry reps would show up and hype their services and put out job opp brochures; some of these peripheral auto vocations, like certain type of trim-detailing and other secondary body work, had many jobs paying over $20 per-hour but were unfilled en masses ‘cuz they couldn’t find kids to train for the jobs!

    Some of this shit, man; stranger than fiction…. I could go on but i’ll shut up now..

  14. Poland sounds nice. It’s not a super exciting country, but it seems stable, well run and has a high functioning population.

  15. Lara, it is everything you say but like every place, it has its problems. Being a tourist I don’t have to deal with their heavy handed bureaucracy and income taxes for example, and cost of living is high on consumer goods, including essentials. Even as it’s a different world in terms of housing. If you’re poor you live with your parents, or at worst in public housing where your worst neighbor will be a divorced alcoholic woman with neglected kids.

    Geopolitically there is anxiety, at least among some, of Russia specifically and being acted upon by stronger foreign powers in general. Hearing my age-mates and Millennials there, theyre wise to West’s problem with race.

    There is also a real feeling of ease and freedom though. I palpably relax when I’m there. People just drop in for coffee, there is always some neighbor to help with some farm task so and they reciprocate in turn.

  16. I don’t like the Murkan flag at all now. I think it is a disgusting lie. They claim to represent freedom, yet they support the greatest punishments for nationalists. They promote a fake-diversity and a fake-freedom.

    I support the Nazi flag, the USSR’s flag, and HAC’s Northwest Republic flag now.

    Johnny Cash would not shoot anyone who burned the flag. He was a rich American entertainer living high on the hog. He has too much to lose. He was not enough of an extremist that he would go to prison for his flag.

    I do not approve of your “rebuke” of TD, PA. That is a poor way to treat another WN.

  17. Thordaddy knows that I respect him. He’s welcome to comment here within the limits I gave him. Editorial directive is not a rebuke.

  18. By the German-American Nicola Marschall, designer of the original ‘Stars-and-Bars’ Confederate flag:

  19. Europe’s drawbacks seem to be that it is crowded and expensive. I generally find European culture superior to the United States, even though Europeans are not usually as sophisticated as I expect them to be. Europeans also have a lot of great travel destinations close by.

  20. PA, never lie to yourself

    An “editorial directive” is an order. You might be picking up some American BS trickery. They can never call a thing what it is anymore. That’s why torture became “enhanced interrogation technique” and assasination became “extraordinary rendition.”

    You have humilated TD in front of other WNs, which is why he has not returned. You must email him and apologize.

    There is nothing to be proud of when a WN is lost. It takes an exceptional commitment to pass through all of the MRM, PUA, HBD, libertarianism and WN to reach this point.

    Perception is reality is human affairs. If it is percieved as a rebuke, then it is. “The truth” or “intention” has nothing to do with it.

  21. As it should be, in a way. Fuck the baby boomers. They need to spend their cruise money on their grandchildren.

    Well maybe that’s true but the end result is that Gen X and Millenials are even more shielded from reality and living extended childhoods. Such things make fanciful, liberal political ideas possible because it decouples consequences from policy and action.

  22. There is a counter-trend toward Town Center developments, with higher end condos and grocery stores, main street style shops and open air concert venues. Artificial, sure, but an effort at aesthetics is there.

    In Atlanta they are no longer making enclosed malls of the old variety, they are a magnet for “teen” loiterers and high-end shoppers are trending away from them.

    Meanwhile, those very same kids quite often seek out, attend, focus and learn in these auto shop classes; they show all these qualities that are otherwise never evident: not only learning the trade of mechanics and all the auxilliary auto-market vocations. But they all learn general but equally important skills, like follow-through, pride in their craft and a sense of customer-service, etc.

    We’re breeding a whole generation of lower-IQ, unskilled youth who may never work in the entire lives, let alone build skills and work ethic starting at a young age. They’re all getting priced out by illegal and legal immigrants who have a better work ethic, less defiant mouthiness, and can show up on time for positions in maintenance, warehouse, landscaping, restaurant service, cleaning, even some manufacturing and other light industrial.

    And our economy in general is skewing towards the importance of heavy service in information and communication-heavy roles. That’s very bad for black males, who have much more frequentdemeanor issues than others. In the old days you could take any troubled kid and stick him in the military or put a sledge hammer in his hand and the steel mill would employ him just as well as someone who doesn’t have background check issues and convictions.

    Unemployment rate for unskilled 16-24 year-olds is from 10% to 20%, depending on region. And that unemployed force skews heavily NAM. (native-born)

    http://www.npr.org/2014/07/02/327058018/a-lost-generation-of-workers-the-cost-of-youth-unemployment

    If you’re poor you live with your parents, or at worst in public housing where your worst neighbor will be a divorced alcoholic woman with neglected kids.

    PA, I often hear Eastern/Central European men claim that men don’t treat their mates well there, with higher rates of alcoholism, philandering and physical abuse. Thus, they view Western men vary favorably and this powers all of that mail-order bride stuff. I have this very nerdy male friend who goes to Russian, Prague or the Ukraine several times per year just to bask in all of the attention he gets, or so he claims.

    Would you say there’s any accuracy to this?

  23. Camlost: no idea. How much of that is anachronistic cliche, how much is fact? I personally didn’t “see” any mass-scale disfunction. Young couples at malls etc consisted of people who looked evenly matched by their dating market value. Girls looked like they do in the US in terms of approachibility or non-approachibility.

  24. Julian Assange doing phone interviews with the Press today, says he’s loading up another huge payload to drop on the Clinton campaign.

  25. Totally agree with Nik and Cam on the trade schools, etc. We import all this lower-end labor and let our own people rot on the vine. I’m no fan of blacks, for sure, but they’re Americans and deserve first crack at these jobs. Granted, they have demeanor problems, but a lot of that is controllable with social conditioning. As Nik says, sitting them down and teaching them Jane Austen (!!) is beyond insane (‘why dis white lady don jus f that guy alredy?’). If you started early with real job training, a lot of them could get by. Sure, there will be some f-ups who are never going to go along, but a lot would. It’s absolutely disgraceful, and it’s 100% the fault of black-loving Progressive whites.

    And Cam, that 10-20% unemployment number is nonsense, like all the rest of the unemployment numbers the gubmint lies to us about. As The Bern said, “For young people who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school, who are between the ages of 17 and 20, if they happen to be white [‘happen to be white’ — rolls eyes], the unemployment rate is 33 percent. If they are Hispanic, the unemployment rate is 36 percent. If they are African-American, the real unemployment rate for young people is 51 percent.”

    It’s bad, bad, bad out there. It’s an old talking point already that what used to be summer jobs for white kids are now Mexers for the physical labor and Eastern Euro imports for the counselor type jobs, waiters at resorts, etc. Have you been to an airport lately? Virtually every single person working there in the shops is an obvious import, many Asian/Arab/Paki types especially. American capitalism is our enemy. I hope Trump burns them all to the ground.

  26. Heck, I’m noticing more kebabs in the custodial services now, especially in the building I work out.

  27. Trade jobs require a reasonabe amount of intelligence, a strong work ethic and an ability to get along with people. I think there is a whole cohort of young people out there who are not cut out for them.

  28. “Only in recent history has ‘working hard’ signaled pride rather than shame for lack of talent, finesse and, mostly, sprezzatura.” –N. Taleb

  29. It’s an old talking point already that what used to be summer jobs for white kids are now Mexers for the physical labor and Eastern Euro imports for the counselor type jobs, waiters at resorts, etc.

    Here’s where we differ, I’ve got no problem with all of the nubile young Eastern European girls working at the resorts and cruises in Florida. Somebody’s gotta play the real live “Elsa” at Disney, so why not a real blonde from the old country.

  30. Ryu…

    IF “radical autonomy” is the basic assumption of those who will not avow to white Supremacy THEN one can take a lot of the emotion from their chaotIc formulations.

    PA should recognize his “pestiferous” comment in response to EPG query’s over the question of “white supremacy” could be easily mistaken as reference to me as opposed to “sorcerygod” to whom it was intended.

    This lack of recognition is evidence of a radical autonomy BECAUSE the accusation of repeating “white Supremacy” is at the heart of my moderation WHICH IS HARDLY offensive. In fact, the “moderation” is ONLY EVIDENCE of PA’s desire for radical autonomy, ie., maximum autonomy in “his” domain” to the point of lost personal integrity.

    Of course, just as Vox’s initial “restrictions” were easily usurped ONLY to receive the punishment of further “unprincipled exception” (h/t LA), what is left to really say to PA? Or LBF? Or Elk? Or you?

    You are or will be self-avowed S^^ –> wS or you will be radical liberals:

  31. Welcome back TD. I don’t have you modded. One of the words in your comment triggered it. Correct — the EPG quote in the original post was not in reference to you.

  32. As for unemployed youths and underemployed adults, i very much advocate for public works style voluntary employment.

    Where all one has to do is show up on time at the designated parking lot with a valid id, and shovel snow for old people or cut grass in the park, or pick up trash on the side of the highway. For compensation modest but not negligible, around 5 or 6 bux per hour.

    I would be glad to log some hours, especially in the off-season.

    The supply of that work is (obviously) endless. And the cost of the program could be low, and a reduction from some others.

    And it would help people to get a leg up, in that inimitable way that work does, of confidence and self-esteem.

    That our government, or our society, cannot even put together such a program, just goes to show how far apart we are.

    Being outside and working with people from the community whom one does not know, and doing serviceable things, is a joy. But we won’t even do that except as punishment for reprobates.

  33. As for unemployed youths and underemployed adults, i very much advocate for public works style voluntary employment.

    I’d be all for that too, but Unions and political patronage and competitive bidding policies kill any chance for such programs to happen. Now the closest thing we will get is probationers out there on the side of the road picking up trash, or Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio putting prisoners on road crews for profit to help pay for the cost of their incarceration.

  34. It’s hard for “us” white men to really love each other. “We” can’t even fake it so good like the “other.” “We” have “liberalism,” but it is a complete disaster in originating real love of anything let alone our fellow white man.

    I appreciate your defense Ryu. So I wanted to clear the misconception before it went any further.

    It would have indeed been an attempted humiliating strike to infer my “pestiferous” manner ON TOP of my “moderation.” Fortunately, it wasn’t so.

    But you raise good questions about raised questions not answered unquestionably…

    Such as EPG’s inquest.

    How does “sorcery god” speak to “white supremacy” in any manner whatsoever?

    And just what are “house rules” under the principle of “private property” and a dot WordPress domain where costs are subsidized by content providers?

  35. t-daddy, you should write pamphlets diagramming both wS (elucidating the capital S in full) and radical autonomy. I’d give them a read, for one. I refuse to acknowledge “sorcery god” as a temporal character at all anymore (he was in fact giving light lip service to “wS”). He’s part of what makes the Web a Twilight Zone: such gab is just as retrievable as more sincere outlets like Zerohedge. Chill out a little brother

  36. WNs chafe under rules TD.

    All WNs live under oppressive regimes today. There are no “free” white nations. Not even Hungary or Russia. I think what makes WNs different from an ordinary white is that they feel the oppression more. WNs feel the So76 more than the normal white.

    SorceryGod will probably grow into a strong WN, if he survives his larval period. He has only been around for 2 months now. He just has to calm down a bit. This will be far easier than to radicalize a moderate.

    It’s beautiful, that SG should take on Roissy already. He is right – Roissy is moderate and weak. WNs of the future will laugh at us today. Young WNs should have this impulse to overthrow, to revolt against the WN establishment. That’s exactly what’s needed to take down the USA.

    I prefer to see too much enthusiasm than too little. Unless someone is willing to make mistakes, they will not grow. He’s someone to watch.

  37. “And Cam, that 10-20% unemployment number is nonsense, like all the rest of the unemployment numbers the gubmint lies to us about. As The Bern said, “For young people who have graduated high school or dropped out of high school, who are between the ages of 17 and 20, if they happen to be white [‘happen to be white’ — rolls eyes], the unemployment rate is 33 percent. If they are Hispanic, the unemployment rate is 36 percent. If they are African-American, the real unemployment rate for young people is 51 percent.””

    Yeah, I was going to chime in with my own doubts when i first saw cam’s breakdown, but your doubts have hard numbers which, by the way, jibe much better with my casual observations, specifically re. youth employment.

    And it may be even worse than that, as ‘youth employment’ often means a two-or-three-week probationary stretch that promptly terminates once the employer sees what they’re really dealing with; i.e., one girl at ‘alternative’ school that focuses on employment and has internship programs with various local employers took on a internship at a daycare center; within two dsys she got into an argument with a staffer with the preschoolers present and broke into a hysterical ghetto rant that featured every slur and curse word imaginable, thus promptly ended her employment tenure. Such incidents are not uncommon, as is junior employees suddenly going totally AWOL within a day or two. Whatever you might imagine, trust that I’ve seen examples of it.

  38. Auto mechanics saved my life. I have three degrees, including a law degree I never used, and a divorce, and nothing save a woman, a good one if such I will find, can compare to what I feel when alone with my Fiats, Alfas and that blue Ferrari 308 GT4 whose engine is the like the child I’ve yet to have.

  39. @Sebastian: had you always worked on cars or was it something you picked up after or during obtaining your degrees?

  40. @mendo. Before. I grew up in South Florida with a strong redneck car scene. They fixed their Camaros and Mustangs; I tagged along with my RX-7 and, of course, X1/9. It was something I abandoned for “respectable” careers – academia, finance, and returned to in my 30s (I’m 40). After getting divorced, I started racing again – I had to to just go, go, go… 😉

  41. Lara’s comment is proof that women should not be allowed to vote or hold office. “Europe’s drawbacks seem to be that it is crowded and expensive. I generally find European culture superior to the United States, even though Europeans are not usually as sophisticated as I expect them to be. Europeans also have a lot of great travel destinations close by.”

    No ability to understand the crisis. Ain’t gonna be no travel during the war, toots. Already Paris, London, Madrid, Turkey ain’t places to “travel.”

    Tea time is over, honey.

  42. Cam, real unemployment is 50% for white men and 90% for black men. Get a clue. Start by understanding that NPR is nothing more than communist propaganda.

  43. Sorcery God is the gay tranny who went by another name a few years ago. How thick are you guys? I’m trying to remember its former handle.

  44. — There is nothing to be proud of when a WN is lost. (Ryu)

    I agree.

    — It takes an exceptional commitment to pass through all of the MRM, PUA, HBD, libertarianism and WN to reach this point.

    I was WN from the start. Never a libertarian, and only a sympathetic observer in varying degrees to MRM, PUA, and HBD, those things being a means to an end and not an end in themselves.

    — I do not approve of your “rebuke” of TD, PA. That is a poor way to treat another WN. // Perception isn’t reality is human affairs. If it is percieved as a rebuke, then it is. 

    It never crossed my mind that anyone would read that “rebuke” as referring to Thordaddy. But since you had read it that way, I updated the post with a clarification.

    — Roissy is moderate and weak

    That is not true unless you mean that we’re all moderate and weak in comparison with WNs to come.

  45. At this point I have more feeling for the Union Jack and Reichskriegsflagge. Also, the flag of Quebec.

    America is a joke, tbh.

  46. About 90% of universities in the US should be closed. The remaining universities should focus on the Liberal Arts, to produce and educate the elite, like the private school- and Oxbridge-educated young men who ran the British Empire. Most people should attend trade schools, science institutes, vocational colleges–or no college. After all, the world needs ditch-diggers and oven-builders, too.

  47. I generally find European culture superior to the United States, even though Europeans are not usually as sophisticated as I expect them to be.

    I find that Europeans I’ve met in the USA don’t seem to know much about European history, either beyond “Nazi = bad, bad, bad.”

    Yeah, I was going to chime in with my own doubts when i first saw cam’s breakdown, but your doubts have hard numbers which, by the way, jibe much better with my casual observations, specifically re. youth employment.

    And Cam, that 10-20% unemployment number is nonsense, like all the rest of the unemployment numbers the gubmint lies to us about.

    Yes gents, I wasn’t endorsing NPR or those specific numbers per se, just making a point that youth unemployment is skyrocketing for the unskilled. And I certainly don’t trust this regime to give accurate numbers on much of anything.

  48. I suppose to some, Roissy seems “extreme” because he tells the truth.

    Pretty much all we’ve been predicting–and more–these last couple of decades has come to fruition.

    There’s little reward in being a modern prophet.

  49. Skyr sounds very similar to labneh, or Greek yogurt or yogurt cheese, which some Lebanese friends introduced me to several years ago. Delish.

  50. I’m no fan of blacks, for sure, but they’re Americans…

    I consider them Africans.

  51. Not many truly American enterprises in the world of business these days. I find Dogfish Head Brew about as close as it gets. Here is deep multifariousness for the sake of subtle discernment — not necessarily some improvisational ‘unity.’ From what I gather they’re set up in Delaware for smoother business. That said, the whole beer thing is saturated with souls estranged from their true life purpose. Is there a truly American architect to speak of?

  52. “I’m no fan of blacks, for sure, but they’re Americans…”

    Well, they’re citizens in the legal sense. But I don’t think the vast majority of blacks have the type of civic sense and dutiful “ask not what your country can do for you” outlook that is required to form and/or sustain a modern nation like “America.”

  53. At this point in MRKA’s deconstruction and with the central role “blacks” have VOLUNTARILY played in its deconstruction, to say “blacks are Americans” is merely signaling one’s cuckservative infection of concessionary instinct.

    IT IS TO REALLY SAY…

    “Blacks” are radically autonomous…

    “Blacks” have MAXIMIZED THEIR AUTONOMY to the point of dimishing return…

    It means to the HEALTHY-MINDED white man that “blacks” are self-annihilators…

    Because America self-annihilated into MRKA and JUST IS the most radically autonomous entity on the planet… And the obvious center of so much love AND hate… And ever surrounded by a globe of wanna-be usurpers with no higher principle THAN ANNIHLATE America.

    Did it happen yet?

    Not if “blacks are Americans.”

  54. EPG…

    In the war of information, centralization and virtual archiving are wholly differentiated from spreading your intellectual and spritial seed throughout the entire domain aimed firstly at the most vigorously fertile minds impassioned to speak truth.

    I can just keep pressing THE RIGHT WHITE MEN towards wS unabated. No reason to alter course. And “we” have Google as the best targeted search engine for a “thing” not prone to targeted searching.

    Can Google find “radical autonomy?”

  55. Not if “blacks are Americans.”

    Well like it or not, they’re here. I don’t want them either, but in the pecking order they should — ideally — be given preference over beaner border breakers when it comes to the sorts of low-level jobs blacks can get by at. Now granted, the quality of blacks has gone down dramatically in the past 50 years through dysgenic ghetto breeding practices and social breakdown of any attempts to socially shame or otherwise control blacks. And at this point, a great deal of them are unsuited to any work at all. But 50 years back, it used to be a tenable situation, more or less, and they were kept in their place. And they were much better off that way because a thing is always best when it’s where it belongs.

    Oh, this is all theoretical anyway. I’ll settle for dealing with the immigration issue first. We can survive the unruliness of our black underclass. We can’t survive if the immigration spigot isn’t turned off.

  56. Immigration has let a lot of employers off the hook for having to deal with black people. Also, I rarely notice immigrant owned businesses hiring them.

  57. “Immigration has let a lot of employers off the hook for having to deal with black people.”

    Of course. It’s one of the great unmentionable things about immigration. It’s not just about cheap labor. It’s about cheap NON-BLACK labor.

    “Also, I rarely notice immigrant owned businesses hiring them.”

    Lol! Of course not. They hate blacks more than anyone. Koreans grocers will have a bunch of Mexers in the back prepping the vegetables while they guard the cash register, but you’ll never see a black in there.

  58. Lol! Of course not. They hate blacks more than anyone.

    I have some stories from a friend who used to service liquor and convenience stores in the deepest ghettoes. Most of these stories involve Korean-owned businesses. One time he parks his car outside and the Korean manager grabs him and tells him in confidence: “You goh pahk een back. Neekers fuuuuck your kah!”

    Another time he’s doing his job at another such store, in which there is a line to the register. An argument erupts between a black make and female, during which the male punches her in the face with his fist as hard as he’d hit a man in a fight. She falls down, then shakes it off and gets right back to hollerin’ in the black guy’s grill like nothing happened. The fruit of Great Society or reversion to Africa?

  59. PA, in that video did you see her black eye from the initial frame and foresee the rest of the story like I did ? Lol

    Some of my swpl friends were passing that video back and forth on Facebook, and doing so without feeling a hint of irony. Before even running the video I instantly guessed that her mate was black and when her kid behind her moved out to confirm it I busted out laughing hysterically.

  60. I checked out the some of comments under the story on the Daily Mail. I did not see one mention of the fact that the boyfriend is black. He apparently got another woman pregnant while this woman was pregnant.

  61. I sure did. Some things are predictable like sunrise. There were hints of degradation about the girl I picked up instantly and subconsciously that made it obvious she’s a ‘shark. Something unhealthy and giddy about her. Like the four-parts-exhibitionist and one-part ecstatic martyr expression on her face. She’d not have shot that video if her violent boyfriend were a White.

    I’d be priceless to have seen any swpls’ face if they had been with you when you burst out laughing.

  62. The funniest thing about the video is her “love of my life” comment. Did she really think that brother man would still be around after 2-3 years? The only thing that could possibly excuse her is that she’s from Dublin so maybe the few blacks she sees are the happy, married Huxtable types on TV, and of course we are all the same, ya know…;

    Something unhealthy and giddy about her. Like the four-parts-exhibitionist and one-part ecstatic martyr expression on her face. She’d not have shot that video if her violent boyfriend were a White.
    ….
    White girls who go with blacks are very often seeking attention.

    Yeah, some white women like her who go black seem toenjoy the constant trouble, drama and pain, despite their outward protestations. For them the suffering is partly a badge of honor and partly something they think confers uniqueness and cool factor. Here in the next 2 decades there’s going to be large numbers of these miscegenator women reaching old age and realizing that they’re alone, frustrated, used up and getting no financial help from the baby daddy’s broke side of the family.

  63. — White girls who go with blacks are very often seeking attention.

    There are two kinds of girls who go into that deal: defective girls and relatively normal girls who didn’t realize what they’re getting into who are now ex post facto defending their choice through drama and attention seeking.

    — Here in the next 2 decades there’s going to be large numbers of these miscegenator women reaching old age

    There already are plenty of 40-something walking dead who ‘sharked in the early 90s. I have no pity for them. Reciprocal loyalty is a big thing with me and betraying ones own people (not just White men in the abstract but also their own family members) places the traitor outside of my sphere of human good will.

  64. First of all she is hot. Solid 8 and she has that pale Irish complexion that is the whitest of all.

    Secondly her kid looks like daddy is Horn of Africa. Is there no end to those people? (rhetorical)

    Third is the GAP hoodie. So that white trash fashion is spread beyond the pond now?

    That is a whole separate topic. That sweatshirt is at probably 25 or 30 bux new at the store, and for that same money a person can get three nice shirts at a “second-hand” store. But that is white trash for ya — they spend more money (which they don’t have) to look less.

    Whereas hipsters, for all their faults, will spend 10 dollars and get a nice shirt and not look like trash.

  65. The way that white women of of the un-aspiring classes dress now. (An analogous criticism exists for the men.)

    The women are afraid to look elegant, and the men don’t want to look competent. Because they’re not.

    Stretch pants and sweatshirts for the girls, and flips and shorts for the guys. Around here these are at least formerly middle-class adults, but they want to make sure that everyone knows that just don’t give a shit.

    They are not taking themselves seriously. Their lives are not taken as something worthwhile. Someone put up a quote by Auster that said it very well, that people (adults) are not dressing with a “larger sense of self.”

    In the old days, back before we (as a people) were going nowhere — people had a larger sense of themselves, and where they were going. They were on an adventure of life, and though it was usually and often grim and frightful, and disfiguring and agonizing – there was a sense of something Out There.

    Whereas now what is out there, where is there to go?

    That sense of nowhere to go is why people don’t dress up. But the immigrants will often dress well, and look like they are going somewhere. They have gone somewhere. Literally they have gone somewhere – here, obviously – and they dress like they are about something with their lives.

    But Americans have different tracks. What tracks do Americans have, to foliow. I am reminded of a classic vid of the original wasted hero Neil Cassady, who said simply that the forms were all worn out. He spoke in vague terms but he was meaning the forms for our development and the paths for our lives.

  66. Lady at my office is a mudshark. Has fugly kids, too. They look like tan albinos. And, lady is going through some phase: she had long beautiful black hair (she’s so-so in looks and long hair helped.) Then, she chopped it off for a boy cut. Now, she’s dyed it blonde and is going through levels of dying it. She wants it blonder.

    And prior to that, another girl went through the same phase: long hair, then short, then boy cut, then dye it blonde. And this gal had just turned 30 and was 31 by the time she did this. She’d been single for awhile, but total SWPL gal—uber shitlib.

  67. I dunno, Americans are working a whole lot more than they did in the 1950’s, so I don’t feel the need to put on a 3-piece suit just to run up to Wal-Mart and get dog food and some lightbulbs.

    I’ve worn suits 5 days a week, plus worked at places where I’d spend 12-13 hours a day in an office setting either wearing a tie and pressed shirt, at the least. When I ran a startup with a friend we dressed up every day for well near 3 years, taking zero vacation days during that time.

  68. “The way that white women of of the un-aspiring classes dress now. (An analogous criticism exists for the men.) The women are afraid to look elegant, and the men don’t want to look competent. Because they’re not… They are not taking themselves seriously. Their lives are not taken as something worthwhile.”

    Somehow, the UK has managed to decimate its white proles even more than they’ve been destroyed in America. UK white women are ever more fat drunken sluts. The UK Mail is routinely full of photos of women in tiny skirts and high heels collapsed drunk in the gutters. This is not the behavior of people who feel they have a future. The men are useless layabouts in track suits, spending their day “havin’ a lager” and living on the dole. The explosion on non-whites has, of course, only further marginalized them. They’ve even been run out of many of their traditional neighborhoods, and the immi-vaders get preferential treatment in public housing gimmedats.

    The U.S. seems to finally be catching up with its increasing white death rates, but the UK has sent the white proles a “you are worthless scum” message for longer, and it’s been more effective. Maybe this is due to more central media control, and the BBC is full of nothing but fags and Jews. And I guess in a smaller nation it’s far more obvious that you are being physically displaced by the invaders.

    Anyway, a good race aware blog on the UK scene is The Irish Savant. I recommend it.

    http://irishsavant.blogspot.com/

  69. UK has sent the white proles a “you are worthless scum” message for longer

    And it’s lethal to those who believe the messenger. If enrages and motivates those of us who know the messenger to be a liar.

    Absent traditional social bonds, alt-Right blogs have been doing God’s work in countering that message.

  70. The psychological war that is a liberated land, liberated libido and liberated language giving rise to a liberated lifestyle THAT FEELS LIKE the most degenerate type of enslavement cannot get anymore real unless it is just “lights out” now.

    The enemy, understood by its “fealty” to Liberalism, MUST FORCEFULLY INTEGRATE all things.

    EVEN a single wS falsifies the entire realization and brings murderous madness to hundreds of millions.

    TO ONLY WRITE of “women” in the most “equally” degrading manner as possible per submission to a liberated language is very simply TO BE part and parcel to the chaos.

    To write of only “women” WHEN YOU REALLY SPEAK OF mostly dykes and de facto dykes and female liberationists IS TO CONDUCT PSYCHOLOGICAL WAR on young white boys and white girls…

    If only “women” (and “we” are just speaking “white” females) are heartless and dress slovenly then who could conclude a white female passionate to reach womanhood in the near future? Who could expect any young white boy to find himself a woman some day to have children with?

    The rampant use of a liberated language is rife within the alt-rite ESPECIALLY around the word “women.” This should send a SIGNAL to healthy-minded white men that a liberated libido is lurking below the linguistics of the alt-rite.

  71. I get it, to a certain degree. Tech immersion = slavery. But vilifying freedom is a hard sell, in my book

  72. Absent traditional social bonds, alt-Right blogs have been doing God’s work in countering that message.

    One of many factors that attracted me to said blogs. It all just made so much sense Can’t explain it…it was intrinsic.

  73. In regards to the Chavs in England I think that big-gubmint “statism” there is quite stultifying to lower-skilled whites, especially the young males. High taxes and the ever-present safety net discourage marriage, risk-taking and striving, and “subsistence life” is causing them to be too willing to adopt the nihilistic behaviors that you’d more expect from NAM’s.

  74. “Radical autonomy = the low-T ‘virtual’ impinging on the Sacred Empirical?”

    First things first, though: Though it’s a bit old hat as cultural consideration, I’m still trying to get my head wrapped around just how profound and revolutionary was I.T. and digital technology, period: its effect on culture markets, i.e., lit, music, academia. What unplanned forces did it unleash? Glut for one’s taste for the arts; overload; the deromanticization of the transcending, breakthrough artist whose fame and fealty was in proportion to his creative uniquity.

    Sure, many have pondered aloud about the effects of the digital age, 30 or so arguable years into the game. But I contend that there still hasn ‘t been sound, empirical measure of its effect and surely has produced no solid, mutually agreed upon consensus.

    As for the low-T virtual impinging, the question will be: is this a ‘new’ good thing or bad thing? Or is it a classic universal human trait dressed up in the particular era’s mechanistic fashion?
    Getting ever closer to the European’s perpetual drive and fascination: mimeosis and bridging the abyss between virtual and spiritual life.

  75. EPG…

    There is freedom to Perfection…

    And there is “freedom” to degeneracy.

    It is no secret which way the masses are directed.

  76. Nikcrit…

    I think the consensus is information overload and psychological paralysis… A relentless input effecting no discernible outcome.

  77. Thordaddy, if a teenager is reading this, how world you explain this to him:

    “There is freedom to Perfection…”

  78. Digital tech is sitting on very creepy foundations, from Alan Turing and his suicidal reenactment of a scene from Disney’s fairy tale ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ in the 50s, to E.M. Forster’s 1909 short story ‘The Machine Stops’ — in which the net and its purported fall are detailed with icy modern congruity. I shirk the subject generally, as I’ve both been disgusted beyond words and amazed in somewhat positive ways regarding I.T.’s scope and environmental/psychological repercussions. It’s the elephant in the room.

    http://archive.ncsa.illinois.edu/prajlich/forster.html

  79. The murder of that Roman Catholic priest in Normandy by Moorish scum is really bothering me, fam.

    Putting all my energy into work at the moment.

  80. PA…

    If omnipotence is pure freedom then WHO is more omnipotent?

    He who wills all right?

    Or, he who wills all wrong?

  81. As Dr. Charlton has been pegging away at, “modern man” possesses fatally false “metaphysics.” Where he comes up short is reaching a particularly galling conclusion.

    It is, in fact, modern “white man” WHO POSSESSES NO metaphysics, ie,, he is STRICTLY physical sans meta. Yet, modern “white man” is also wholly deracinated. A strictly physical “anti-racist.” What is inherent to such a creature is anti-Supremacy. A rejection of Perfection as “operating paradigm.” His “will” to do all wrong is conceived as real omnipotence. This is the intoxicatiom of liberation.

  82. There is not a single known alt-rite writer who attests to his belief in Perfection, ie., objective Supremacy, as the most ontologically-sound “operating paradigm” conceivable.

  83. Which God/”god” is more powerful?

    The Perfect God?

    Or, radically autonomous “god?”

    He who will do ALL RIGHT?

    Or, “he” who may do ALL wrong?

    Which God/”god” is most omnipotent?

    And which one does modern “white man” worship?

  84. “There is not a single known alt-rite writer who attests to his belief in Perfection, ie., objective Supremacy, as the most ontologically-sound “operating paradigm” conceivable.”

    Wouldn’t your inspiration and theoretical muse, Austen, qualify? I mean, from what I can gather, the aspirational ‘objective supremacy’ is the Jewish writer who can quantify and fulfill your brand ‘white supremacy’—— his ‘liberation’ isn’t reductivist but more ‘transcendent,’ i.e., a ‘non-white white supremacist,’ no?

  85. Wouldn’t immediate disappearance be a necessary by-product of reaching ‘objective perfection?’ The Good-Lord will not tolerate being one-upped for long. Whether one aims for a perfect objectivity, or Objective Perfection — perfection is neither subjective or objective. It goes beyond both in the way sculpture goes beyond chisel and bronze

  86. Nikcrit…

    Mr. Auster was an Ashkenazi convert to white Supremaacy in all but name only. And so, he tacitly agreed to my reconceptuaization and never wrote ill of white Supremacy being fully aware that such a learned response to a false memetic critique was in fact evidence of a radically liberated mind. And at that very same time, I could understand his resistance in appropriating the label for himself as an Ashkenazi convert to the worship of the WHITE MAN’S CONCEPT of objective Supremacy. And it should be clear why this incredible conversion from Jewish anti-Supremacist to tacit white Supremacist shook the boots of both the extreme “jewhite” left and the “anti-Semetic” “hard right” national socialists.

  87. EPG…

    Bring this back down to earth and set out a few race-real axioms.

    Degenerating relations necessitate separation.

    BUT…

    This isn’t sustainable if only one side is hell bent on forcefully integrating EVERYONE.

    So it is not just a race-real axiom to separate from the degenerate “other,” but a SUSTAINING of that separation that is the true race-real first principle.

    This is why, as a white man, you strive towards Supremacy so as to SUSTAIN A SEPARATION from those hell bent on a total integration with the degenerate mass.

    Which brings “us” to a white man striving towards Supremacy so as to sustain a separation from the degenerate “other.” What shall “we” call such a fellow? A genuine white Supremacist?

    “Race-real 101: MRKA as a land of anti-white Supremacy.”

    Ergo, all “decent” people in MRKA and around the globe are against “white supremacy.”

    Yes sir… They hate us because “we” desire a sustained separation from their anti-white Supremacy and the violent and treacherous mobs who enforce their misdeeds . They hate that “we” are white Supremacists because they just plain hate “white supremacists” and have said it so for over half a century.

  88. The radically liberated mind HATES “white (s)upremacy” and it is because of the chaotically relentless intensity of this hatred that so very few can certainly conclude that such deleterious physiological reaction STANDS AS VERY COMPELLING EVIDENCE for the existence of objective (S)upremacy.

    And this just is the co-deception as pox on ALL SIDES…

    First is a contemptible concession to a liberated conception of “white supremacy.” And secondly, a ruthlessly relaxed rejection of objective Supremacy itself having just given passionate lip-service to the nature of “white supremacy” two seconds before. So the radically autonomous are able to play with unreality while slimultaneously disappearing reality.

  89. PA…

    When I say there is freedom in Perfectiion, I am saying that only with the conception of your perfect self can you experience absolute freedom, ie., feel the grace of a truly free will.

  90. It does make you wonder? Is there an extra “I” in Perfection? Certainly seems to be extra eyes in Perfection. Why not extra eyes on Perfection? This would definitely mean extra l’s with Perfection. And it may mean extra eyes on I’s throughout Perfection. Isn’t that ideal? Perfect eyes on perfect I’s.

  91. Congrats on discovering skyr. Very good stuff. I’ve been eating Siggi’s for a while since it’s now available even at medium-rent groceries like Giant and I don’t have to pay the SWPL premium at Whole Foods or wherever. I’ve got a lot of mouths to feed, so while I can splurge a little on quality for Papa now and then, it’s still good to find a deal. They do add fruit pectin – which is very common throughout the industry – which makes it a little different in texture from the Viking original, but if done right it’s an improvement, and Siggi’s does it right – especially with their whole milk fat version.

    What do I mean ‘done right’? Well, this is a good contrast to most mass-market ‘Greek’ yogurts you will find in stores these days. Stick your spoon in and you will observe a very gelatinized reaction, and experience that jello texture as your initial mouthfeel. Too solid, not creamy or ‘whipped’ enough. There is a point where the normal internal tension of products like whipped cream is overcome by the hydrolyzed collagen cross-linking, such that everything is set as if it were a dairy aspic. I don’t know if that’s a matter of taste or perhaps saving money due to increased stability or shelf-life, but it’s not quite right on the tongue, and skyr is usually superior at avoiding this.

    (I also put quotes aroudn ‘Greek’ because the story goes that this was a marketing ploy on the part of Turkish Chobani when they were trying to go big in the US and discovered that Greek beat Turkish every time for Western customers. Given typically intense Turkish pride and animus towards the Greeks, that must have been a tough one to swallow. But money talks.)

    At any rate, thicker and sourer yogurt is common in lots of places today, and apparently was practically universal throughout Europe until the French/Swiss lighter, less pungent, and more refined style was developed. And the best French/Swiss style yogurt is certainly on par with the best thick traditional yogurt, it’s just that for everything there is a season, so I switch back and forth to not get bored or take quality for granted, and preserve my appreciation of each distinct experience.)

    I’ve always wanted to start a father-son club where one takes excursions and goes through the whole process of making traditional, quality products. Maybe yogurt or cheese. Or maybe whiskey. But it’s hard to find the time and gauge the genuine interest in others.

  92. — I’ve always wanted to start a father-son club where one takes excursions and goes through the whole process of making traditional, quality products. (Handle)

    That’s a fantastic idea. I made a coffee table out of scraps of two-by-fours with my son when he was five. He added to my concept sketch and was very proud of having had a hand in the design.

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