Fake News Grapple With Reality

Corporate media are experiencing catastrophic drops in paper circulation. Few people read their article online, as most have no patience for the long-running script and the unstable page display overburdened with ads. Publishers rely on headlines alone to carry the narrative. As to the various headlines, here are three on Yahoo’s aggregator this morning:

“Brute turns himself in for savage beating of man who offered to pay for meal” (New York Post)

The story touches on a frequent point of Lawrence Auster’s, White charity being met with Black savagery. He called the results of such encounters the Eloi Tax or the White Woman Tax when it involved an imprudently-trusting gesture by a woman and resulted in her death.

This is how I think it played out at the fast food restaurant in the linked story: the dollar-short Blacks made a show of neediness to the fellow-Black cashier. The misguided White man, fancying himself a good Samaritan, jabbed their pride by offering to make up the difference. Doing so, he humiliated them by changing their dynamic from an intra-black hustle into an emasculating charity case, triggering what Auster dubbed the Sudden Savage Syndrome.

“Racist signs warning of ‘white genocide’ posted at NAACP building” (Newsweek)

The cat’s out of the bag: everyone knows about White Genocide, and the media are stumbling backwards under the burden of disproving it. But the problem with trying to disprove a fact is that in doing so, one inadvertently shines a stronger light on the inconvenient truth. Should anyone click on the article, it quotes the slogan “diversity is a code-word for anti-white.”

“The Latest: Hungary’s president signs disputed asylum law” (CNS News)

A globalism-promoting publication shares the “bad news”:

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Hungary’s president has signed a disputed law allowing all asylum-seekers, including children older than 14, to be detained in border container camps. According to the parliamentary website, President Janos Ader signed the bill on Wednesday, a national holiday in memory of Hungary’s 1848 revolution against the Habsburg empire. Ader’s endorsement of the bill came despite pleas for a veto from numerous human rights groups. The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, said the decision was a “deep disappointment for all those children … who will be affected by this new law.

There is no mention of the future of Hungarian children. By the way, thought I’d add this: I lived several weeks in an Austrian refugee camp in 1982. Its residents were mostly Czechs and East Germans. Maybe I’ll describe the experience here at some point.

Hungary continues to lead the way as the savior of Europe. Viktor Orban is the first head of state who successfully pushed back against EU’s kalergization of the continent, showing the world that securing one’s national sovereignty and identity is doable. His example makes it clear that contra Fake History, nothing in this world is inevitable because there is no such thing as progress.

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64 thoughts on “Fake News Grapple With Reality

  1. Doing so, he humiliated them by changing their dynamic from an intra-black hustle into an emasculating charity case, triggering what Auster dubbed the Sudden Savage Syndrome.

    The white man probably offered to help them pay so they’d get out of the way and he could order, get his food and move along instead of having to stand there forever. Young blacks are extremely inconsiderate about such things – they move slower than a glacier and turn everything into a social hour and don’t care who is held up in the process.

    And there’s a certain percentage of black male groups that are itching to beat/stomp someone that night, as soon as there is some “beef”. Notice how two of the group members don’t even know what’s going on with the “argument” but run back in and immediately start stomping/kicking gleefully without needing any explanation – it’s pure in group/out group African tribal jungle violence.

  2. That white man strikes me as a very old, lower class gay guy – now childless and with HIV late in life and without enough money to move out of an area like Flatbush that was probably 85% white during his childhood, but much different now.

  3. “deep disappointment for all those children”

    Lol; such transparent pandering to women voters. Why are WNs so bad at making these emotional pleas to WW? It should be a fucking lay-up; but I only ever see this tactic used to drum-up sympathy for brown kids.

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  5. What the simple minded White man attempted to do is basically SNAP writ small. But the result is the same..they bite the hand that feeds.

  6. Oh dear.

    “That night, I’d gone to pick up money from [Social Security] and then sat down to have dinner,” Molohon, who said he suffers from multiple sclerosis and HIV, recalled of the March 1 incident at Texas Chicken and Burgers in Flatbush.

    He said he had $1,000 cash in his pocket, so when he overheard two men complain they didn’t have enough money to buy the food they wanted, he offered to help out.

    “I help everybody. I help people with cigarettes. If they ask me for money, I’ll give them a dollar or two. I’m a really nice person. I’m a country boy,” the Illinois native said.

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, you dumb cracka! And since he got rolled, that thousand is gone now too. I’m sure someone is starting a FundMe or whatever for this guy and SJWs are donating thousands, no?

    Meanwhile, on the white genocide theme, I carpet bombed the Oh-So-SJW site The Mary Sue yesterday with a flurry of white genocide posts. Oh I’m sure they’re all deleted by know — their posted rules of engagement essentially say “no contrary opinions allowed” — and I’m banned, but it probably took them a few minutes to clean it all up, and maybe somebody got exposed to my hate speech. Honestly, it’s way more fun trolling shitlib sites! But it’s just too much work coming up with a new login essentially every day, and your words get deleted anyhow, because tolerance.

    And here’s a good story! Guess (((who))) invented the Pussy Hat!!

    http://forward.com/culture/365099/the-secret-jewish-history-of-the-pussyhat/

    Well it’s no wonder. Listen to the HORROR that her family had to endure!!

    All four of Zweiman’s grandparents emigrated from Eastern Europe and while they made every attempt to assimilate, they told their granddaughter about what they endured. Zweiman’s grandfather had to wait eight years for a visa. Her grandmother, a refugee after World War I, subsisted for several months on potatoes.

    Stuck in your home country. For eight years!! And SEVERAL MONTHS eating potatoes!! While thousands upon thousands of Germans were starving to death after the war, by the way. No wonder they want us all dead after such suffering.

  7. ‘disputed’ law lolzozl

    Well, as we see, EVERY law is “disputed” by the Left. Though not really meme-worthy, one could say they implicitly assert the existence of a Talmudo-Constitution to go with their Judeo-Christ.

    A while back, before the Inauguration, I turned NPR on only for a minute and was treated to a story from some “Christian” churchcucks who were sponsoring some “Syrian” frycook or somesuch named Muhammad. As the election returns came in they–I kid you not– embraced Muhammad in a group hug. “It was his dream to reunite his family here in America” the white guy lamented. Well, Muhammad reuniting his family here is America’s nightmare. Fuck Muhammad’s dreams. I hope all his family and all their children are, going forward, grievously “disappointed”.

  8. as most have no patience for the long-running script and the unstable page display overburdened with ads

    It is insult on top of injury injury (or is it the other way around). Not only are they going to insult your intelligence and lie to you, they are going to crash your browser. What’s not to love?

    Zman had a post a while back on “the unreadable internet”.

    It is presumptuous of them to load up their pages with ads. What is particularly obnoxious are those clickbait series that feature gross images of bodies and other organic things. It is pretty weird and I don’t see how those gross images work to draw in viewers.

    This is how I think it played out at the fast food restaurant in the linked story: the dollar-short Blacks made a show of neediness to the fellow-Black cashier. The misguided White man, fancying himself a good Samaritan, jabbed their pride by offering to make up the difference. Doing so, he humiliated them by changing their dynamic from an intra-black hustle into an emasculating charity case, triggering what Auster dubbed the Sudden Savage Syndrome.

    That is a sharp analysis.

    And since he got rolled, that thousand is gone now too.

    Without rechecking the source article, they missed the money.

    On the whole though, how is that story possibly spun? Good-whites especially don’t like to see the week and vulnerable get beat on, and that guy had MS and HIV. The HIV is one thing, but the MS is another — though i have heard that the latter can come on with the former.

  9. “Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, Zweiman was educated at a Solomon Schechter elementary school, and attended Brown University where she majored in economics and the visual arts and began experimenting with yarn in art installation projects. During her gap year, she worked in Washington, D.C. on Bill Clinton’s reelection campaign. She received her master’s in architcure from Harvard Graduate School for Design.”

    This is the resume of the jewish woman (“I’m jewish and a woman!”) who designed the pussy hat. Sounds impressive, but anyone following Kunstler knows that the Harvard School of Design is basically shit-tier aesthetics.

    It is associated with the monstrosity art museums like in Milwaukee and that sort of thing.

    We have our own Harvard School of Design museum at the University of Minnesota. I forget the architect’s name but he is one of most loathed and despised of them all. They are built on the premise that people are ants and need to be stressed out so that they are more fearful and subservient to cultural programming once they find they way back into their atomized apartment and turn on the netflix.

  10. Corporate media are experiencing catastrophic drops in paper circulation. Few people read their article online, as most have no patience for the long-running script and the unstable page display overburdened with ads. Publishers rely on headlines alone to carry the narrative

    Not to nitpick over something that’s only peripheral to the point of your post, but there are some interesting developments to what you say above; the gloss to your statement is that mainstream media is in crisis for reasons both editorial and technological, etc. All that is true, but on the tech end, digital media is on the verge of becoming profitable again; daily newspaper subscription, though nowhere near what they were in print’s hey-day in the 1980s, they are on an upward trend and, more importantly, the business end of papers and (to a lesser extent, magazines) have finally found a way to successfully monetize advertisements, which was a real hard crisis ten-to-fifteen years ago when the web hit critical mass. If you notice, aggregate consumer laptops and handheld devices are continually getting faster and handling content more aptly and more consistently; and partly a result of this is you see more creative and technologically fluid online advertisements (one example that truly is annoying: those pop-up ads that, when you try to hit the “x” and turn them off, jiggle up, down and away from your cursor a few times until relenting to your attempted command).

    To me, this is interesting because the net effect of these changes is to somehow re-facilitate the charm of print; newspapers —-their smell, density, and historic charm and mythology was a bigtime loss in terms of maintaining the industry; what’s emerging from those ashes still has the affect via comparison to the old days as seeming a bit gaudy and gauche but there’s finally a vision of 21st-century media standard format and by my lights that is a welcoming thing.

  11. A good NYT article about Donald Trump, Jr.

    I knew already that Donald Jr. was very close with his maternal grandfather and is fluent in Czech. More from NYT on that side of Donald Jr.:

    Donald Trump Jr. is the Trump who has not always seemed at ease with being a Trump. He grew up in the penthouse of Trump Tower but was happy to escape the gilded trappings of his Manhattan childhood to spend parts of the summers hunting and fishing with his maternal grandfather in the woods of what was then Czechoslovakia.

    He was 12 when his father divorced his mother for Marla Maples, and he didn’t speak with him for a year, but today they are of one vision. Donald Jr. has five children, and one of his sons is named Donald Trump III.

  12. “Racist signs warning of ‘White Genocide’ posted at NAACP building” Intereating #FakeNews from MScuM. So it’s the signs (inanimate objects) that are waycis & not rhe WHITE GENOCIDE itself!!! Kudos to the brilliant Peter Lavelle. The CrossTalk episode with John Laughland, Jeff Bridges & Tulip Ho was genius; cut thru the MSM PC agenda with a aeries of brilliant metaphors & aphorisms. Ooooh CleverWhiteMen ZBC wouldn’t…!!!

  13. That article was complimentary. It sounds like Donald Trump Jr. is his own man rather than trying to be like his father.

  14. Corporate media are experiencing catastrophic drops in paper circulation. Few people read their article online, as most have no patience for the long-running script and the unstable page display overburdened with ads. Publishers rely on headlines alone to carry the narrative

    Trump’s been great for TV heads like Rachel Maddow and Samantha Bee, though. Their ratings have climbed.

    Rachel Maddow had a catastrophically bad “revelation” show on the Trump tax form the other night. Her bumbling basically shows that she knows her ratings are nothing without Trump.

  15. Any politically incorrect talk I do, is often met more with “get a life loser” than “you are a bad person”.

  16. When you think about, it’s really sort-of intriguing how nytimes can write articles that range so much in tone, depth and overall quality.

    To wit: there’s the article on Trump’s son that PA noted, a nice coming-of-age piece that had some actual sharp observations and considerations; then there’s that completely stupid essay on ‘How to Talk to Your Kid About Racism,” or whatever it was titled, in which the explanation and admonitions addressed sounded like they were being directed at a ten-year-old. Then there’s that Bruni column, which is sort-of interesting if typical, etc.

    Point is, you don’t even have to have a solid and specific ‘side’ in the partisan sweeps to appreciate the ‘good’ Times articles from the ‘bad’ Times articles; the distinctions lie in contrasting modes of rhetoric moreso than partisan outrage or dissent; i.e., the biggest liberals in the world could still be appalled by that Religion professor’s essay.

  17. This is a good day, as I learned on Gab.ai:

    World frog day
    Barron Trump’s Birthday
    Eric and Lara Trump having a baby boy
    Globalist David Rockefeller dies

  18. My take on blacks beating whitey: The white guy is HIV+ so he is a fag. Therefore the actual goal of being friendly and generous is to get himself some black body. Perhaps he was well known for this, perhaps he was too persistent about it. The net result is one of those horrible, horrible ‘gay rollings’ you used to hear about.

  19. I think this here article is the best analysis yet on God Emperor:

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/02/media/kfile-stern-on-trump/

    I believe every word of Stern here; in fact, I said as much about Trump but from a position of distant speculation. But Stern is a close personal friend of Trump; i recall seeing Trump regularly on Stern’s television show in the 90s.

    I also believe the parts about how Trump is pro-choice and actually was a Hillary backer at one point and that he initially ran for office with the sole intent of upping his Q-rating and as leverage to renegotiate his Apprentice contract with NBC. I do believe that.

  20. I think this here article is the best analysis yet on God Emperor:

    That’s “analysis”? LMAO

    It’s obvious that Trump doesn’t give a crap about abortion and just says “throw it back to the states” as a way of kicking the can down the road. He’s from NYC.

    You’re bordering on insanity a little yourself. Trump already has nearly 4 billion dollars. There are easier ways for him to make additional money without having to campaign for 1 year across the country nonstop unpaid in order to get a better deal on the Apprentice. The energy level it takes to do that ensures sincerity of the values he holds, regardless of what you think of them.

  21. Trump has never seemed to care much about abortion. Also, everyone already knows he used to be friendly with the Clintons. Bill is a member of his club.

  22. Republicans actually managed to find someone who knows how to handle liberals and they are furious about that.

  23. You guys are attempting to ostracize Trump from your group until he falls in line. It is a typical liberal tactic to ensure group solidarity.

  24. You’re bordering on insanity a little yourself. Trump already has nearly 4 billion dollars. There are easier ways for him to make additional money without having to campaign for 1 year across the country nonstop unpaid in order to get a better deal on the Apprentice. The energy level it takes to do that ensures sincerity of the values he holds, regardless of what you think of them.

    No, you are mistaken; it’s got nothing to do with ‘easier money’; it has everything to do with the compulsive recklessness of the serial narcissist. BTW and FWIW, the last sentence of your above quote is fukin’ hysterical; he holds NO values beyond his own tacky reification. I’ve seen it in personal profiles smaller but just as manic.

    Y’all are so wrong on this; it’s got nothing to do with partisan gripes (even though it’s interesting how many of you here have molded and shaped Trump into the politician whose mission is the same as yours. Trump is incapable of fulfilling someone else’s political wishlist. Stern is right; Trump doesn’t care about working-and-middle-class workers, border control and trade imbalances; he said he was to create a antithesis to HRC’s campaign; the only goal was for Trump to ‘Pope-Caesar’-ize himself at yet another higher level.

    He won’t stop making all those self-destructive Tweets because he can’t; he should’ve just kept quiet and left everyone in suspense and lined up his ducks behind the scenes. Instead, he’s out spitting his id out via social media and sabotaging his planks —- because he never REALLY cared about those planks. Or at least you can say with confidence that his planks were always secondary to his active vainglory.

  25. I am talking about the way Hollywood and the media are treating him. You have been part of both, even if you aren’t anymore.

  26. Stern is right; Trump doesn’t care about working-and-middle-class workers, border control and trade imbalances;

    You are starting to get quite tragic, sir. lol Maybe it’s spring break in MPS this week and you’ve started on those Packer-tinis early?

    You’re operating on the assumption that Trump must be behaving according to some narcissistic/catatonic rage impulses because he’s not pursuing things the way Trickin or a lifelong professional politician would. And yes, his behavior doesn’t fit the mold of a lifelong political hack.

    That’s the point.

    Trump is incapable of fulfilling someone else’s political wishlist.

    Yeah, no shi*t. He doesn’t care what anyone else thinks, he’s got his own ideas.

    As far as Hillary goes, she’s a chameleon who can hold 3 different political opinions simultaneously on the same issue or flip when polls tell her to do so (like she did on the TPP). Trump did nothing but lambaste Obama’s decisions for 8 years, and Hillary morphed her platform into Obama 2.0.

    The fact that he was chummy with the Clintons before is completely meaningless.

    Yes, we know that Trump has never heard “no” much in his life, and is vain, bull-headed, self-centered and often childish. But you’re trying to turn it into some crazy pseudo-psycho-analytical theory that simply doesn’t make sense for someone 70 years old.

    He’s also been talking about border control and trade/manufacturing/protectionism for many years, even since his brief flirt/abortive run for the GOP nomination in 2012.

  27. Trump is incapable of fulfilling someone else’s political wishlist.

    What in the world is this even supposed to mean, Trickin?

    he said he was to create a antithesis to HRC’s campaign;

    Got it !! – he only set up his platform as a foil to that of Hillary. But this doesn’t explain the GOP primaries.

  28. And yes, his behavior doesn’t fit the mold of a lifelong political hack.

    Oh please, you’re really going to take the “Ahh, he’s a Machiavellian genius” line of defense?

    I’ll just let this be; it wouldn’t make sense to the overall mindset here to not vote for Trump even if they agreed with my assessment 100%.

    I’m not against Trump the person; my conceit and POV is he’s got classic celebrity neurosis and I think it’s hilarious for people to project all this populist polity into him. And Cam, you know damn well that i’m not chastising Trump for not being a ‘traditional politician.’ Actually, I suspect you like what I like in him: his plank issues and positions, i.e. immigration reform, trade imbalances and a more prolific working-and-middle-classes.

    The only conceit I’ll take on for myself is that I think I might see better than others here the more nuanced and advanced symptoms of celebrity; I come from a family of shrinks, counselors and whatnot and am just as tired as anybody here of crystal-ball personality assessments. But in Trump’s case it’s easy, at times acknowledged by himself, and off the f-ing charts.

  29. Oh please, you’re really going to take the “Ahh, he’s a Machiavellian genius” line of defense?

    I don’t see much genius in Trump at all. He’s just an old guy with 50’s values who happens to have a few ideas that are liked by me and other alt-righters, and he was elected, fortunately.

    I guess everybody here will just have to accept that you’re going to be really weird on Trump, chalk that up to dad’s genes I guess. lol

  30. Trump doesn’t have the best personality, but a lot of people don’t. Apparently David Letterman is a total jerk.

  31. Trump doesn’t have the best personality, but a lot of people don’t. Apparently David Letterman is a total jerk.

    What is Mr Letterman up to these days. He has a great (family) name, though i suppose its origins are not synonymous with 50s America and making the football squad.

    Dave would be in a position, with his advanced age and ‘fuck-you’ money, to tell us what he really thinks. About the jews, for instance. You know damn well he has some thoughts.

    As is well known, Krusty the Klown is loosely based on Letterman, except that the Simpsons writers saw fit to make Krusty jewish, which was their own special brand of irony and subversion.

    Molyneux in a recent youtube discussed with his show assistant about how it is disappointing to see celebs for whom one somehow has a soft spot, cuck out like common fags. Their example was what’s-his-name, The Rock aka Mr Testosterone, aka the perfectly mixed race elite genetics guy who could definitely kick your ass.

    He cucked out for, of all worthless things to duck for, his contract with Under Armor.

    That’s the worth of your face, Duane?

  32. Speaking of Fake News though, the big story that is probably not making the Yahoo headlines is the high school rape in Maryland, featuring two Latinos and a 14-year-old girl.

    The two hispanics are being listed as 17 and 18 years old, though how likely is that. But the thing is, even with those ages, they were placed into the freshman class! where they proceeded to rape, anally orally and vaginally, a 14-year-old classmate, in the school’s bathroom stall.

    A relevant question that I have not seen addressed, is the race of the victim.

    The hard pill of it, is that the victim’s race is a gauge of how confident the perps are in their actions. If the victim is another hispanic, it is a different thing.

    if she is a white girl, then even by the standards of Pozmerica, a gang-rape and not just vaginal, in the bathroom stall of the high school …

    Every time something like this goes down, we think that it will have to be news, and then but it never is. This is no worse than a literal 100 other things.

  33. FWIW, I would argue that this is the best nytimes.com headline of the day so far:

    Late G.O.P. Proposal Could Mean Plans That Cover Aromatherapy but Not Chemotherapy
    You would think that the democratic-initiated health plan would include Aromatherapy, not the GOP.

    Guess those prog initiatives are insidious in how they work their way into everyday life.

  34. Speaking of health insurance, I know a girl who gets rides around town, door-to-door ride service in a comfy van, and to AA meetings, through her health plan, which health plan is subsidized by the State.

    Anyone with a diagnosis of alcohol dependency, and any of a number of state subsidized health plans, has this service available.

    I think that is a good think, in light of all the other bs. Aromatherapy on the other hand, is almost certainly not covered.

  35. I was biking around today, and this car beside me is stopped at a green light and holding up some other cars. Before they honk I look over and it is a flashy new SUV and a teenaged Somali-type girl staring into her cell phone.

    No one else in the vehicle.

    At least she won’t be deliberately running into people?

    It is bullshit of course. How precious are all those resources, including the fuel and the metal and all the infrastructure behind it. And so that girl can sit at a green light and stare at her phone, which is illegal of course.

  36. I know a girl who gets rides around town, door-to-door ride service in a comfy van, and to AA meetings, through her health plan, which health plan is subsidized by the State.

    Yes, everybody’s got a inside story on social-service graft and outrage; here’s mine:

    I know a guy who was in the service but is now on disability; along with his couple grand a month, this former heroin addict gets free daily doses of methadone, which include daily round-trip rides in a van to the methadone clinic; apparently, the dose itself costs the state something $10 to $16, but the van ride each way is $100.

    And the real outrage is this: they occasionally test the clinic customers via urine samples and other methods to see if they’re drinking or consuming any street contraband. If they’re clean, they usually only have to physically appear the clinic two or three time per-week; but if they’re dirty they have to come into the clinic every day of the week.

    So, every time these proven street junkies screw up at home, state taxpayers have to pay for more of those $200-round trips—— all because these proven street junkies do something to…… verify that they are indeed street junkies!

    As far as I know, there is no conduct that will result in you getting kicked off the clinic schedule, period.

  37. p.s.–

    to be clear: if they DO NOT test dirty for street contraband, those clinicgoers appear in person two or three times a week and are given take-home doses of meth for the days they don’t have to appear…

  38. Most of the people who report and write criticism on this subject don’t realliy even have a grasp on what exactly is “cultural appropriation.’

    The person who wrote that article and referred to the appropriation as a somewhat controversial thing seems about as knowledgeable as that woman in the video a year or so back who stopped that dreadlocked white kid in the college dormitory or whatever; it’s basically a recognition of ethnic acknowledgement coupled with their personal misgivings, angst and resentments, and from there they feel they are licensed to judge and attack.

    Fuckin’ ridiculous. Cultural appropriation is often presented in a way that is laudatory to the appropriated whatever.

  39. I’m currently reading Tom Wolfe’s The Right Stuff: fascinating pro-white read. Pairs nicely with my favorite white supremacist movie: Apollo 13 (If Apollo 13 were made today, it would have included a sassy black woman who saves the day with her mathematical calculations stolen by a conniving white man).

    The US decided to launch its own space program and put a man into space after they were humiliated by the soviet’s launch of sputnik (more of a PR victory rather than a technical achievement), so they assembled the Mercury 7 astronauts among a pool of elite test and fighter pilots, most of whom had fought in WWII and the Korean War. At the time jet research was in it’s heyday and many of these guys died testing the experimental aircraft technology that we take for granted today. (Although Chuck Yeager did not throw his hat into the ring, he was the first to break the sound barrier in the X1 in 1947, a feat that many thought impossible). The problem was – and this is what is astonishing about the story – is that these first manned space launches were designed by the aerospace engineers so that the astronaut was essentially a monkey in a can: these guys were to have no control over the spacecraft, which was to be piloted remotely and by a computer, and were simply to be used as a test subject to study the effect of space on the human being. Well, if you can imagine, these alpha dogs were to have none of that, they did not sign up to be a test monkey. So during the development and execution of the spacecraft and the missions, these test pilots, only one of whom was an actual engineer (Gordon Cooper), bucked the system and began dictating the designs of the spacecraft. They would retain control of the spacecraft and mission objectives, they for instance demanded a window, demanded more control of the vehicle, and in general they insisted on modifications that the engineering team thought unnecessary or risky. In the end the missions were a huge success and far exceeded their initial expectations.

    This to me illustrates the peculiar moxie of the post-war American Caucasian: a balanced mix of brains and testosterone. if solely in the hands of the test pilots, the mercury missions would have crashed and burned. If it was just designed by the engineers, we would not have had the nerve to actually set foot on the moon. Is that dynamic now lost forever due to feminism and diversity?

    Anyway, to circle back to the point of this post, Wolfe makes an interesting observation about the media during that era. He says that the post-war press was profoundly patriotic and anti-Communist and threw its uncritical weight behind the space missions and the newly formed NASA.

    It was as if the press in America, for all its vaunted independence, were a great colonial animal, an animal made up of countless clustered organisms responding to a single nervous system. In the late 1950’s …. the animal seemed determined that in all matters of national importance the proper emotion, the seemly sentiment, the fitting moral tone should be established and should prevail’ and all information that muddied the tone and weakened the feeling should be simply thrown down the memory hole . . .One might regard this animal as the consummate hypocritical Victorian gent.

    It seems that the last 20 years or so the cause de celebre of the media writ large has been “diversity”. Status post cold war, the media has converged upon a narrative in which the new enemy is “white male privilege.” But as Tom Wolfe noted, these things go in cycles. The shitlords of today will very soon be the journalists of tomorrow.

  40. That book is going to the top of the list.

    The movie was pretty famous.

    According to the movie, the phrase itself the Right Stuff was what the actual pilots and people central to the scene, would use to describe each other. But at the same time, it was not something to be talked about but rather intimated at and admired.

  41. I just looked up the movie on wiki to find the director, and it was Philip Kaufman. For a good laugh, check out his bio pic on wiki.

    Great hair, man, great hair. The very best hair. So silver and almost blue. I hope that when I am his age, my hair looks likes his. Having Raiders of the Lost Arc money certainly helps in that regard. (it literally turns your hair into a healthy sheen of cobalt silver fox)

    I am remiss in my pop history, and did not know about this influential somewhat white-appearing superjew. (German jews are the most almost white jews)

    The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    Raiders of the Lost Arc (1981)
    The Right Stuff (1983)
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
    The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

  42. Uh oh

    Yeah, “Uh-oh” is right for the alt-right to come across a historic JEWISH NEWSPAPER stepping up and calling a hoax a hoax, partisan politics aside.

    The alt-right could benefit from taking the Forward’s lead in this instance; to debunk partisan bias you need both its victims and its benefactors to step up..

    The Forward was a good weekly New York paper; i hadn’t heard of it for years; i bet it only exists online nowadays.

  43. Yeah, “Uh-oh” is right for the alt-right to come across a historic JEWISH NEWSPAPER stepping up and calling a hoax a hoax, partisan politics aside.

    I like the way she used the term “the narrative”.

  44. I can’t stop laughing.

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170328/BLOGS02/170329869#utm_medium=email&utm_source=ccb-morning10&utm_campaign=ccb-morning10-20170328

    “For over a century, segregation has taken its toll in very concrete ways on people and communities,” said MPC Vice President Marisa Novara. “This study illustrates that segregation’s negative impacts are felt by all people in the Chicago region, and that we all could be doing better if we didn’t live so separately from each other by race and income.”

  45. It seems that the last 20 years or so the cause de celebre of the media writ large has been “diversity”. Status post cold war, the media has converged upon a narrative in which the new enemy is “white male privilege.” But as Tom Wolfe noted, these things go in cycles. The shitlords of today will very soon be the journalists of tomorrow.

    I agree with y our thematic drift to the extent that I’d sign on to the belief that ‘diversity’ and a certain biological egalitarianism has gotten ahead of itself and is over-emphasized. But I don’t think that drift of the last 50 or so years has necessarily hurt STEM accomplishments.

    I mean, think of the STEM development since the last era in which Civil Rights and ‘diversity’ did NOT reign—– say, in the first half of the 1960s and earlier. Well, since 1966 I’d say we’ve come a brilliantly long way in terms of STEM —- whether something relatively superficial and creature-comfort-oriented like phone, television and audio quality to other digital-tech advances in medical equipment, medical research technology, let alone all the advancement in automobile development, both in terms of safey and consumer sophistication.

    And why social conceit or collective urge may want to produce movies that feature the supposedly unheralded early-NASA efforts of three black-female hourly workers, that’s not to say that the REAL development of space technology was concerned with such social symbolism.

    I mean, do you think NASA has stymied itself by pushing an AA agenda?

  46. I mean, do you think NASA has stymied itself by pushing an AA agenda?

    I’m sure NASA has seen a huge uptick in the hiring of blacks as HR administrators and staff accountants.

  47. huge uptick in the hiring of blacks as HR administrators and staff accountants.

    you forgot to mention the uptick in, umm, aeronautical engineers.

  48. Nearly 60 years since the “moon landing” and Kubrick’s claim is evermore plausible.

    One thing “we” know about FakeNews… “it” wasn’t born yesterday.

  49. Fake news was not born yesterday, and they sure as hell can’t be trusted. (The claim is not that “We landed on the Moon!” in the 50s though, unless the Russians got there first.)

    I don’t know about the moon landing. The put the world’s most honest face on it, John Glenn, so I guess he couldn’t be in on it, for reasons of national security.

    Actually looking at Glenn’s wiki bio pic, there is something sinister and less-than-honest in its expression. (lizard-like)

    His character was played in The Right Stuff by the very close lookalike what’s-his-name. Who contra to Glenn himself, does have a face that would have a hard time lying.

    Some very good popular reading on conspiracy is Dave McGowan. He might have died recently, but three of his big themes are

    1) 9/11
    2) “We landed on the Moon!”
    3) Laurel Canyon the CIA and the birth of the counter-culture, and all the murders that went along with it

  50. I mean, do you think NASA has stymied itself by pushing an AA agenda? (nikcrit)

    No, the technical challenges that must be surmounted for a manned Mars mission are exponentially greater than a Moon mission, and not I do not think it has been hindered by any social agenda like AA. I believe this is true for general STEM tech advances as well. Silicon Valley remains overwhelmingly white, Asian and male despite the protestations from the usual cadre of diversocrats.

    I just watched the trailer for “Hidden Figures.” It actually looks like a decent movie, although not something I would watch at the local suburban Detroit cineplex. Every scene would be subject to a running commentary from loud black women punctuated by snapping fingers.

    “get it guurrrll!”
    “das right honey!”
    “awww hell naw!”
    (snap snap snap)

  51. Actually looking at Glenn’s wiki bio pic, there is something sinister and less-than-honest in its expression.

    According to Tom Wolfe, John Glenn actually was the stand up Christian family man as portrayed by the media unlike some of the other Mercury 7 guys. If he had a dark side, no one ever saw it.

  52. Speaking of NASA, Trump’s recent weekly address sent “a thrill up my leg” …. more of this, please Mr. Trump!

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