If you are going to watch something today then take the time to watch this passionate speech from the extraordinary Jordan B. Peterson. You do not see something like this everyday. Wow.
This is an optimistic article predicting the political climate and its development in 2015-2016; it argues the slow death of the totalitarian political correctness police, and the re-establishment of the “centre.” An intriguing read.
This is a long article about Mark Zuckerberg that should interest people considering his influence in addition to his USA travels this year … These are some extracts from the text that stood out to me:
“Planetary technical systems like Facebook, David Banks, a SUNY Albany professor who studies large technical systems, told me, “don’t want to be in an environment” — natural, legal, political, social — “they want to be the environment.” Facebook, this announcement seemed to imply, was an environment in which democracy takes place; a “natural” force not unlike democracy itself.”
The article concludes with this statement:
“It tends to get forgotten, but Facebook briefly ran itself in part as a democracy: Between 2009 and 2012, users were given the opportunity to vote on changes to the site’s policy. But voter participation was minuscule, and Facebook felt the scheme “incentivized the quantity of comments over their quality.” In December 2012, that mechanism was abandoned “in favor of a system that leads to more meaningful feedback and engagement.” Facebook had grown too big, and its users too complacent, for democracy.”
I also thought it was interesting that it wasn’t specifically mentioned in which political direction the Facebook “task force” was skewed:
“It wasn’t just a panicking media Establishment that wasn’t buying Facebook’s neutral stance but increasingly Facebook employees themselves. In late November, BuzzFeed reported on the existence of a secret Facebook “task force” that had assembled, without managerial oversight, to deal with the problem of misinformation. That BuzzFeed was able to learn about the task force was as noteworthy as its existence: Dissent is rare at Facebook, and openly critical leaks like that are almost unheard of. It had become clear that the company could no longer fall back on the pieties of neutral platformism.”
Vladimir Putin warns of the unavoidable. I don’t know if this is a future I would want to be part of, in rejecting the natural development of our world, you’ll make yourself completely irrelevant and obsolete. Me Tarzan you Jane…. Super-Humans….
The soul goes back into the Universe after a human dies according to this article.
Some spirituality … A list of things allegedly forgotten by man…
C.S.Lewis’ take on the greatest sin to Christians: Pride.
“… our world stands shivering in the midst of the light because we cannot receive the love it provides. – JC”
This is a very interesting read: The Sun Always Shine on TV.
There is no end to what comes out of the Hollywood floodgates opened by the Weinstein allegations. More harassment in the movie industry…
More “flattering” material about Harvey Weinstein.
Out of all the stories of harassment, abuse and victimization of women that have emerged since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke last month, this one is possibly the most bizarre, and – if accurate – repugnant. To wit, the New York Post reported Friday that a former portfolio manager at #SorosFundManagement, the firm founded by Billionaire investor #GeorgeSoros, sadistically abused and victimized women in a #Manhattan penthouse sex dungeon – even beating one woman so brutally that one of her breast implants flipped. #HowieRubin, 62, a former #BearStearns trader who was featured in the best-selling Michael Lewis novels “Liar’s Poker” and “The Big Short,” was accused in a $27 million lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court of luring women to his sex dungeon, abusing them, then trying to silence them with settlements and NDAs. Rubin reportedly rented a lavish Metropolitan Tower pad in Midtown to indulge in brutal sex with women whom he paid between $2000 and $5000 per session, according to the suit filed Thursday. The three unidentified plaintiffs in the case – including two #Playboy Playmates – claim the married father raped and beat them to the point that they needed extensive medical attention, court papers say. After luring the women to the $8 million penthouse, they were shown to a side room with chains, and sex toys along with other BDSM equipment. There, they were gagged, tied up and viciously beaten by Rubin. One woman complained that he punched her in the head. “I’m going to rape you like I rape my daughter,” Rubin allegedly barked during one of the purported beatings. In one session, he beat one of the women’s “breasts so badly that her right implant flipped,” the papers state. The former Bear Stearns trader paid her $20,000 to repair the damage. One plaintiff was tied up, gagged and shocked with a cattle prod in her groin before Rubin allegedly raped her, according to the filing. Two unnamed female fixers and a lawyer abetted Rubin’s abusive sexual romps by coaxing women into signing NDAs.
Red flags to look out for if you fear that a cult might be trying to recruit you…
When I first saw Joy Villa’s Grammy Dress there were lots of photos circulating online of her previous attention grabbing attempts. Looking at that I was suspecting that she was a bit of an opportunist. Then again it is hard to find musicians and artists who are not, and after all, who on earth would brand themselves as a Trump supporter and/or a conservative artist if they are not? There are actually lots of people out there who are on the right politically, the issue is that this is not equally represented in the mainstream media or the entertainment industry. Or the left are flashier and better marketers. In addition I’ve also noticed that you can know someone for a long time without knowing that they are a traditionalist, whether with liberals – you’ll know their political orientation after just a couple of seconds.
It doesn’t matter if you’ve paid for a service and you are dealing with someone who isn’t even a family member or a friend, those on the left spectrum seem to think that their viewpoints are so morally superior, that they’ll sneak in politics on any occasion and basically initiate potentially controversial and drawn out discussions – especially when it is completely uncalled for.
Because of the general silence on the right, with the exception of the far-right, an impression is therefore created of a left-leaning majority. This is actually false and can easily create a sense of political isolation.
Because outspoken artists are usually, if not almost always on the far-left spectrum, you also get a radical left-wing impression of the music industry. It is also a funny fact that different professions apparently have a tendency to vote in a specific way on average, which reveals more about various groups and their different temperaments/character traits.
Anyway, back to Joy Villa. I thought her dress was bold and cool and featured her on my blog. I also got a friend who knows her and he seems to be her number one fan. So I threw myself somewhat on the Villa-train, even though I’m usually sceptical of the integrity of artists – especially after having bumped into one of Villa’s Hollywood friends at an award show in L.A….. This female “artist” I ran into just started talking to me at random as if though she knew me and like a pro held up her camera and took a selfie with me, without even asking if it was ok. She seemed completely out-of-place at the event, I got no clue how she got in there, but she was obviously scouting to see if she could find some important contacts and threw herself over me just in case. Once she got my photo, had found my Instagram and given me her business card, she went scouting for more industry people to take selfies with and hijack, I on the other hand went to hang out with industry people who wouldn’t ambush me. Joy Villa’s artist-friend didn’t bother to add me btw, guess my Instagram following wasn’t impressive enough for her. SMH. I did however check out her videos as she wasn’t hard to forget….her music was though….
Still, people aren’t perfect, especially not artists, so I’ve been liking Villa’s posts and featured her a couple of times on here. It is of interest though that she has been exposed as a former Trump-hater … even retweeting someone who referred to Trump supporters as “stupid.” Now that is quite wow, all things considered. Well … people change, or people can suddenly change. Yet Villa does come across as the chieftain of opportunists when reading this: Joy Villa.
I will still support her albeit in a lukewarm fashion, as she is currently functioning as a conservative-symbol, lending her face as a right-wing commentator. She has certainly put her head on the chopping block by wearing her politics on her sleeve (whether genuine or not) and she has spoken up against the political correctness police and YouTube censorship. Showbiz is also extremely small and I already know one independent artist who self-promotes herself just like Villa and she gets away with it just fine, because hey, if you don’t have a label, you have to stick your face out there by yourself. I also know, as I previously wrote, somebody who knows her and even ran into one of her girlfriends. Yet would I trust her? Hmmm….probably not, but then again …. who is dumb enough to trust artists? Trump supporters she would probably tell you – at least when looking at her old tweets…
An ex-ANTIFA member speaks out against the left-wing-cult.
This is a site filled with conspiracy theories: Weird stuff…
Not a flight I would want to be on … The Flight From Hell.
One of Norway’s conservative newspapers wanted Islam-critic Hege Storhaug to lose government support for her website and work. In the article I just pasted in the editor of Nettavisen defends her and oppose the idea of opinions being silenced just because you disagree with what is being said. In this spirit he also defends governmental financial support being given to a Muslim institution in Norway, funny enough. I couldn’t disagree more with that as Islam’s interests aren’t Norwegian, anyway … I took the survey in the article and the majority of the readership were against Storhaug losing her funding, the latest I heard regarding this issues, is that she has been allowed to keep it…Ha!
A change in Norway’s laws now require 5 years of membership in folketrygden (social security) for both parents, before benefits can be redeemed in relation to staying at home with a newborn child. The Norwegian government is doing this to get more migrants into the workplace and their children into kindergarten. Those who are EU-citizens can document their membership in other EU or Schengen welfare-states to account for the period. It is obvious which demographic this measure is intended for.
The Norwegian conservative government are red-pilling everyone by officially announcing that Norway’s golden age is over. Trends have shifted for Norway’s oil based economy, this negative development has happened while an ageing population makes the welfare state increasingly unsustainable. Financial growth will have to happen on land rather than in our waters it is said. A sustainable welfare-state was the headline picked by the government, who had crafted the speech read by our King during the official opening of the Norwegian Parliament.
Here is a short opinion piece I found in the Stavanger Aftenblad; I liked it so much that I’ll translate it into English so that others can enjoy it.
Initially published in Norwegian on the 7th of October, 2017, written by Kjell Skartveit.
Is normlessness a sign of an inclusive and open society?
DEBATE: Should the rainbow flag wave from municipality flagpoles?
That is a question people disagree about in Eigersund. Bjørn Karlsen, group leader for the conservatives in Egersund, says to Aftenbladet that it is about principles: In principle the municipality can flag the rainbow flag every day as far as we are concerned. As an open and inclusive society we certainly have to say yes to such a symbol-cause. Due to this we are stating clearly and visibly that we have zero problems with seeing the rainbow flag in the municipal flag pole.
Not problematic in Stavanger.
The rainbow flag could also been seen in Stavanger during the pride days this august, there as well it was not seen as problematic by the political leadership.
It is however thought provoking that Norwegian politicians wish to use flags from organisations on public offices, without explaining what they truly flag for. Is it really so that the rainbow flag symbolises an inclusive society? Many of us will find it problematic to accept that claim. As it is simply not so that the rainbow flag only represents a group of people, it represents a certain view of humanity, a political ideology.
The message from the organisation FRI, which the rainbow flag is connected to, is that there exists dozens of orientations and genders, sexual identities and co-habitation variants. Out from their vision it is all depicted as just as natural, healthy and positive – whether it is homosexuality, bisexuality, polyamorous-arrangements, sadomasochistic activity, orgies, sex-change on children, or planned fatherlessness, etc;
A normless society.
Traditional forms of sexuality, gender and co-existence should not only be abolished, but be portrayed in a negative light to such an extent that it can be viewed as the reason as to why children and adults don’t get to redeem their human rights. It is the idolisation of the normless society that the rainbow flag represents.
My questions are therefore very easy. Is sexual normlessness an ideal for those parties that mean that the rainbow flag should wave from the municipalities flagpoles, and is normlessness a sign of an inclusive and open society?
Those are a couple of good questions indeed. I guess society naturally fragments, it certainly seems that way, maybe social cohesion is a myth that can only be implemented through brute force and fear, or maybe social fragmentation is the result of militant deconstructionism and isn’t that natural after all? People love rituals and need their flock to survive….
My sister funny enough told me today that her fellow students are openly and vocally now complaining about the over-representation of transgenderism and unusual sexual orientations, as they are tired of being bombarded with it. That is an interesting development considering how liberal most of her friends are….. It seems like the “conditioning” is backfiring already.
Here is an old picture of me showing solidarity with Obama’s gay-work.
I did not know what the rainbow flag represented until I read the article above. Nor could I ever have imagined in a million years how the LGBTQ movement has been used as a slippery slope to excuse pedophilia and normalise transgenderism and alternative sexualities to little kids in the public school-system, etc; A very good example of how one can support something without knowing everything else that comes in the same package. Nothing can be innocent I guess…. I also seem to remember that I posted something sympathetic about Caitlyn Jenner’s transformation back when that happened. What a grown-up person decides to do with his/her own body is his/her decision. What two consenting adults do is their own business. What parents decide to teach their kids about LGBTQ is their choice as parents. Fundamentally changing society to accept the abnormal as normal and the normal as abnormal is sick and degenerate. Sadly it seems that we are not only calling for different people to be respected and left alone with their private affairs, rather we are unknowingly calling for a revolution and a dysgenic one indeed.
Brings to mind Lena Dunham’s feminist character in the latest season of American Horror Story. She does a splendid job portraying a militant feminist on a quest to kill all men … simply put: Make the world a better place – extinguish humanity!