“Stuff White People Like”

It's Ok to discuss the stuff that white people like... but only if you hate those white people's guts.

Of course, the idea is silly for another reason: "white people" are so remarkably diverse that there is no such thing as a single white culture. Whites have created numerous cultures, are composed of highly unique and individuated persons, and indeed like a huge variety of things that defy any attempt to aggregate them.

Various Official Victim Groups are famous only for their fighting alleged injustices committed against them by the Wicked Oppressor Groups. These supposed Victims indeed are an undifferentiated blob who "like" the same things.

SWPL tries to reduce whites to another irrelevant and exasperating perpetually kvetching failed "identity" whose achievements are nil. All this in vain, however.

The Difference Between Truth and Justice

Truth is correspondence of thought, that expresses a proposition, to reality.

Justice is correspondence of reality, such as how Smith morally treats Jones, to a thought, expressing a moral ideal, such as respecting Jones' nature as a human being.

The more an action resembles the ideal, the more just it is.

White Diversity

White people are within their own race already diverse regarding their personalities, inborn talents, skills and market specializations, lifestyles and habits, interests, life's work, hobbies, political ideologies, religious views and worldviews, and so on.

More savage races, such as indeed blacks, are considerably less diverse in these regards. Blacks themselves have picked up on this by complaining that to whites, "all blacks look the same." Which is true, but is no fault of whites.

As a result, the cause of diversity is promoted by discriminating in favor of whites.

Memorial Day Prayer

This Memorial Day, let us pray for their troops not to be murdered in especially great numbers by the imperial guard of the United States' political class.

The Blood of Christ

Some Christians almost seem to think that by killing Jesus, we did Him and ourselves a favor. This is quite insane, of course. Christ's blood is a sign of the enormity of our sin, of this particular momentous crime, and of utter damnation, not of our salvation. Our salvation consists in Christ's choosing not to condemn the world despite this crime.

Another Quadriformity

X is a q good if and only if (p and r):

X is a divine good ↔ (x is and is x is loved).

X is a metaphysical good (of nature) ↔ (x is and x ought to be loved).

X is a moral good (of virtue) ↔ (x ought to be and is x ought to be loved).

X is a physical good (of narrow happiness) ↔ (x ought to be and is x is loved).

Note that these cover both generation and continuance; for example, "x ought to be" can mean that x ought to come into existence or that it already exists and ought to be preserved in existence.

Meek, 2

This could very well explain the Flynn effect or secular rise in IQ scores, in particular, that even blacks have gotten smarter on average over the last several generations, despite the welfare state which encourages the opposite dysgenic process.

The Flynn effect has been fast, but it could be argued that the market selects the winning people almost if not quite as fast as people select the winning consumer goods.

In the free market, the "fittest" individuals are by their nature the most meek.

The Meek Shall Inherit the Earth

When Jesus said this, he meant it literally. He did not mean that the meek shall find spiritual salvation or inherit heaven. These were addressed in the other beatitudes.

Why would the actual earth on which we live be eventually populated by the meek? The argument consists in two points. First, there is in general such a thing as progress. There are indeed numerous dead ends into which individuals and nations joyously directed themselves during the course of human history. But they lead nowhere. The sinners have to, on their own will and intellect and power, renounce sin, lest they never find happiness.

Here's a latest headline: "Islamic State Has Full Control of Syria's Palmyra." Here's the thing, though: there is nothing there but ancient ruins. ISIS is the undisputed ruler of a desert wasteland. And that is all this place will remain, until ISIS meeks up.

Second, the direction of social progress and justice points toward laissez-faire capitalism. But there is a eugenic tendency within the free market, as I have already pointed out, that causes those people who are more productive and better at satisfying consumer desires, i.e., at making other people happier, to "afford" more children than their less capable fellows. As a result, superior workers and entrepreneurs should be expected to leave more children who will, on average, inherit their benign powers.

Such productive men and women will be especially peaceful and more intelligent, including emotionally, as being a successful entrepreneur entails reading one's customers, in their inborn traits and will leave more children than the more aggressive and to that extent less useful to society persons. This, however, only given the laissez-faire ideology.

Therefore, if we want to fulfill Jesus' prophesy, then we'd better adopt unfettered capitalism ASAP.

Putinism, 2

I understand Stalinism, say. There was an ideology there, communism. The ideology required that there be one great party leading the "masses" to the glorious communist future, and that this party be led by one great leader who infallibly pushes history toward ever greater heights.

These ultimate command and control are, so the idea went, essential for the fulfillment of this grand overarching purpose and drive of the human species.

As a result, the speed at which this wonderful goal was being achieved could not reasonably be slowed down. But it would be slowed down if anyone -- clearly a traitor or enemy of the people -- disagreed with the great leader and tried to criticize him or for that matter the goal of communism. For the leader was appointed by material productive forces or whatever to execute these forces' grand design. No puny dissident, it was understood, shall stand in the way of history aka Stalin's will. Hence, the persecution of "heretics," the gulags, the suppression of social sciences, and so forth.

In other words, there was a logic to it, however twisted.

In Putinism, I see no trace of such logic. There is no socialist ideology among the Russians anymore. Nor does Putin himself possess particular charisma. He is not even handsome or imposing physically. He exhibits no great intellectual virtues. He is no less immoral than a typical politician. In short, he's just a crude if cunning guy who clawed his way into power. Yet the Russians overwhelmingly support him.

I surmise therefore, as I did in a previous post, that it's part of the Russian national character to enjoy sucking dick even of their petty tyrants.

Child Custody Idea

What if judges deciding such matters were instructed that the older the male children are in a dispute, the more reason there is to grant custody of them to the father?

What the Diverse Really Want

Kill all white men, according to one such, Bahar Mustafa.

As an economist, however, I feel it is my duty to point out that it would not be in the self-interest of the "queer feminists," whatever ideology or "identity" that signifies, to kill all white men, because of... you know, the civilization that would, uh... collapse.

Hat tip: Lew Rockwell blog.

How Cool Is Lew Rockwell?

See for yourself in his re-opened Political Theatre blog.

“Responsible” Freedom

If you're Ok with individual freedoms, but only as long as they are not "abused," then you are in fact a statist extraordinaire.

The Utility of Soldiers

Their training can make them useful as highly skilled mercenary security guards to entrepreneurs working in dangerous or unstable areas of the world.

Putinism

Is Putin like Buddha, who says "follow my teachings," or like Jesus, who says "follow me"?

Or does he just have a big dick that Russians like to suck?

Discrimination

Natural law forbids the government's punishing businessmen for refusing to serve the "wrong" customers, i.e., people belonging to any supposed Victim Group.

However, again, the purpose of installing Victim Groups is not just mindlessly to crush people, to ride roughshod over individual preferences and property rights, though this is always useful to statists, but to erase the distinctions that actually need to be observed and to make people stupid enough no longer to be able to observe them.

Gays, 3

The whole thing about gay marriage is the homosexuals trying to become an Official Victim Group, under no circumstances to be "discriminated" against.

It's probably even worse than this. I'd expect individual homosexuals to balk at the idea of privileging themselves in the eyes of the law in this way. The homosexuals understand quite well that they are perverts and that their personalities are vicious. Far be it from them to preach the virtues of their disgusting habits!

The people leading this attack are themselves most certainly not gay but are as if a demonic horde intent upon erasing all distinctions between things, including between heterosexual and gay relations. They seek to grind the world into prime matter. What they are doing is unjust, yet they are aware of and will this injustice.

Not only are they eager to suppress people's ability to discriminate between good and evil through propaganda and government schooling, but they also aspire to sic the government's police onto those who still do (most reasonably, by the way) discriminate.

Again, individual gays are not to blame. There is a big difference between the garden-variety situation of Smith's sinning and the monstrously evil situation of Jones' teaching other people that what Smith is doing is perfectly Ok.

Private Law

If positive law should be private, what does the public legislature do?

Suppose Smith lives next to Jones, and Smith does not like Jones' face. Smith has no right to demand that Jones submit to a plastic surgery.

If, however, Jones has a bonfire on his lawn every night, and the smoke chokes Smith, then this is a kind of trespassing, and Smith may have a case if he sues Jones.

It's true that this case can be resolved privately, by Smith paying Jones not to have bonfires, or alternatively by Jones paying Smith to put up with the smoke, but which way the money shall go (i.e., initial property rights) must be determined by law prior to any lawsuit.

A territorial externality like this is a matter of concern for any city council.

Suppose now that Jones joins a community of beautiful people that is run as follows. For him, like for every member, Smith and all others vote on how beautiful that Jones is, and the outcome of the vote is poor, then Jones must undergo a plastic surgery. Jones is compensated for this inconvenience with his own power to vote on other people's beauty and is part of the community voluntarily. Then Smith does obtain a claim on Jones' face and can sue him to behave in accordance with the very law that Jones freely bound himself with.

Gays, 2

I suggest that we meet the gays who claim they were born this way, and conservatives who argue it's a lifestyle choice, somewhat half-way by saying that same-sex attraction, once contracted by whatever means, is an ingrained habit, in particular, a filthy and repulsive one, to be strenuously resisted; and sodomy is a no less filthy and repulsive act, like fucking a pig.

Again, even fucking (your own) pigs would be legal in a good libertarian society; at the same time, everyone will have the liberty to refuse 1) to invite pig-fuckers to high society dinners or 2) to preside over or bake cakes for man-pig marriages.

Quadriformities, 2

The world is saturated with them; most people, however, look but do not see.