Posted On: Saturday - January 2nd 2021 11:22AM MST
In Topics:   Elections '16 - '20  Pundits  Media Stupidity  Race/Genetics  Anarcho-tyranny
I'm recycling the Godfather-reference title here, as I see that Peak Stupidity already had a post titled Just when I thought I was out, SHE! PULLS! ME! BACK! IN! three years ago. (That one was about Ann Coulter's writing, and yes, I did make one joke from the title but could have done better, something about "that's what she said", I guess.) Wait a minute, we had the exact same title, except with the 2nd line not in the title itself, already, with the Godfather scene - here.
This time, I am referring to a couple of bloggers, the two best on the unz.com site by far. In that New Years post yesterday, I wrote that I've vowed to spend less time on that site. Today, I want to give two examples of why it's hard to quit.
Yeah, Steve Sailer has been far overly worried about the Kung Flu this past 9 months, and this has reduced my enjoyment of his blog to some degree. He only occasionally writes anything about the cost of this PanicFest to the economy and Americans in general. As a numbers guy, at least regarding social phenomenon, this ought to be right in his wheelhouse. I never did think of Mr. Sailer as a great principled Constitutionalist to begin with though.
The reason Steve Sailer always pulls me back in to his writing is that he comes up with posts like his What Can be Learned from Differing Rates of Suicide Among Groups? of 3 days back. Even the title is sarcastic, as he knows damn well that the writers of this (another) NY Times article aren't going to learn anything, at least not if it's anything that should make us care about the White Man.
Whites have higher rates of suicide than Asians, Hispanics, and Blacks. It's lower only compared to Indians (feather-type/casino style, still haven't found a good ASCII symbol, sorry.) Yet, the NY Times writer, one Austin Frakt, doesn't want to learn anything that might help here. As usual, in the most twisted fashion, which is probably the only way that works, that writer puts the blame on racism against the black people, who after all, have the lowest suicide rates.
Steve Sailer "fisks"* Frakt handily, and it's enjoyable to read. Mr. Sailer likes to speculate on root causes of social phenomena (often with some numbers to back his ideas up), and he keeps his usual sense of humor in there:
Maybe blacks have low suicide rates because they externalize more than they internalize, as seen in their having a homicide rate 8.2 times as high as nonblacks in 2019? If somebody disses you, rather than dwell on what’s wrong with you that that person said something so unkind about you, you go get your Glock and start firing into the crowd of people eating BBQ in the general direction of your disser, well, that apparently relieves a lot of stress.Heh! Yeah, see, this is why I go back to his blog often. Mr. Sailer comes close, but being a civil and, sometimes I think, naive guy, he doesn't get to the simple fact of THEY HATE US!
I've already noted that in order to not be bombarded with bullshit from these NY Times/ Washington Post / Atlantic blowhards, one can simply not subscribe and not click. However, I appreciate Mr. Sailer's doing the reading so we don't have to. His writing gets read all around the political sphere, from what I read about occasionally, so maybe he can red-pill some people.
Speaking of those red pills:
Now, between these two bloggers, and among the COMPLETE set of all writers on the unz.com site that I've ever read, this Audacious Epigone comes across at the most common sensical and level-headed**. I haven't mentioned him that many times on this blog though.
Mr. "Epigone"'s (hey, what the hell kind of name is that anyway, Sicilian?) big feature is to give us numbers, usually in graphical form, of results from polling of all sorts regarding political and social views in America***. My one problem with many of the posts on his blog is that I just think many polls are done with worthless questions. Your blogger here has just recently been polled (no not poled, as in by the IRS or something, and, yes, I used that joke too already, thankyouverymuch). There's also the cases in which I don't believe respondents will necessarily be that truthful.
With those concerns in mind, I keep up with the Audacious Epigone's blog regularly. He keeps it quick, with a nice thoughtful analysis of why the opinions are what they are. I will say that the commenters under the blog, many overlapping or overflowing from the iSteve blog, are very polite and civil, as Mr. Epigone made it clear he wanted long ago. I still like better the worldly knowledge and expertise that I see in the iSteve threads, along with the digressions on music, etc. (though not the Hollywood stuff). There are a few consistent Socialist commenters under AE, but one can put up with them, as they are very civil in their idealogical failings.
Not all of AE's posts have polling data and bar graphs though. To get back to the article, the blurb of which is shown above, 2020 Red Pill Review, this is some of AE's best stuff.
I guess I like the blog because I happen to agree with that blogger's political opinion on almost everything, especially regarding what Peak Stupidity calls the Global Financial Stupidity. In this post, Mr. Epigone lists the 3 biggies of obvious examples of total hypocrisy in our political class from 2020:
1) The obvious Lyin' Press's transition to nothing but a "lapdog" instead of "watchdog" (Mr. AE's doggie terms).
2) The blatant hypocrisy of having Black Lives Matter / Antifa-Commie errr, large peaceful protests during the summer of the Kung Flu PanicFest.
3) The election 2020 fraud.
My only argument about the post is about the "red pilling" part. This type of thing should have clued any patriotic American that THEY HATE US! Are people taking these proverbial red pills? Are they doing any good? Like a lot of medicine, medical marijuana for instance (though I would in no ways know), people can build up a tolerance after a while. Maybe these red pills were shipped over from China like everything else and are just made of rhino horn and dehydrated bat semen in a substrate of brick dust.
All this very obvious hypocrisy, and the Anarcho-Tyranny that has come with it, should have been swallowed as a red pill by any sentiment American who is not himself a party to the destruction. I'm not gonna believe these pills are working until I see crowds of millions in the streets. How much more do people need to take?
* Old, old internet term - see more in this post of ours.
** I'm even including ex-Congressman Dr. Ron Paul here. He's a great guy, and I agree with him 99%, but he never does bring up the immigration/race questions that the other guys do.
*** His favorite style of graph is having a bar graph with the usual categories of age/political leaning/race/ethicity/sex, and with nice color coding for a welcome change too! White will be white, black, black, Hispanic, brown etc. If there is Oriental, it'll be yellow. Hey, don't like it, get a tan or do that Michael Jackson thing. I don't care, but I just don't want to have to keep going back and forth to the legend - in AE's case, you usually don't even need one.
[UPDATED 01/02, evening:] Wow, while searching for the Go-Go's (the band, to see if they'd been on here already - for next post - I found a post with the exact same "Just when I thought I was out ..." title. I sure didn't remember. The post was about the genderbender BLT-G business.