Sam Shepard’s “Spy of the First Person”

The NYT has a moving piece on the making of Spy of the First Person, the late Sam Shepard’s final, posthumous work, and one that explored his last months of life suffering from the worsening symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s disease).

The unnamed narrator of “Spy of the First Person,” the final work by the playwright Sam Shepard, suffers from a degenerative disease that leaves him immobile, disconnected from his own body but keenly, painfully aware of his surroundings and his meandering consciousness.

“Nothing seems to be working now. Hands. Arms. Legs. Nothing. I just lie here,” he writes. “Waiting for someone to find me. I just look up at the sky.”

Posted in Culture, Literature | Comments Off on Sam Shepard’s “Spy of the First Person”

NYT’s Jihad vs. Senate Tax Bill

I confess I haven’t read up on the Senate tax bill’s details, but the very fact that it is sending the NYT into conniptions (even instructing its readers to call certain Senators) almost abnegates any concern I might have.

And notice how the NYT appears more concerned about the status of wealtheir Blue State residents. This is where the Liberal Establishment is today: more concerned with the well-being of rich (but progressive) blue folks than of poor (but deplorable) red folks.

Posted in National, NYT | Comments Off on NYT’s Jihad vs. Senate Tax Bill

Paul Revere & The Raiders – Rain, Sleet Or Snow (1967)

1967 was a banner year for Paul Revere & the Raiders, with two masterful albums released that year.

Posted in Music | Comments Off on Paul Revere & The Raiders – Rain, Sleet Or Snow (1967)

FL “Man” Charged With Drawing School Shooting on Student’s Homework

Florida Man Charged With Drawing School Shooting on Student’s Homework” reads the NYT headline.

Drawing this = felony

It was a “disturbing” scene of school violence, the authorities said. Five students were lined up in a row to be shot by a gunman, with two others already on the ground in pools of blood. Another figure, ablaze, ran from a schoolhouse that was going up in flames.

The words “pew, pew, pew” mimicked the sound of bullets being fired in rapid succession.

These were the images that a teacher at Port St. Joe Elementary School in northwest Florida found scrawled in pen on a fourth-grade student’s homework assignment on Friday.

Robert Paul Alexander Edwards

A boomer Tea Partier?

An NRA member?

An Alt-Righter?

It’s gotta be a MAGA Man, yes?

The school called the authorities, and the student’s stepfather, Robert Paul Alexander Edwards of Mexico Beach, Fla., was arrested later that day, according to a statement from the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office and an affidavit obtained on Monday.

Based on the tattoos on his chin, I’m guessing “13” is his lucky number.

There’s no mention of this guy’s immigration/citizenship status.

And, no, there is zero mention of “MS-13” in the piece.

Posted in Hispanics, Immigration, NYT | Comments Off on FL “Man” Charged With Drawing School Shooting on Student’s Homework

The Evolutionary Dominance of Ethnocentric Cooperation

CH points to this illustrative study on the game theory of ethnocentrism, “The Evolutionary Dominance of Ethnocentric Cooperation”, the abstract of which reads:

Recent agent-based computer simulations suggest that ethnocentrism, often thought to rely on complex social cognition and learning, may have arisen through biological evolution. From a random start, ethnocentric strategies dominate other possible strategies (selfish, traitorous, and humanitarian) based on cooperation or non-cooperation with in-group and out-group agents. Here we show that ethnocentrism eventually overcomes its closest competitor, humanitarianism, by exploiting humanitarian cooperation across group boundaries as world population saturates. Selfish and traitorous strategies are self-limiting because such agents do not cooperate with agents sharing the same genes. Traitorous strategies fare even worse than selfish ones because traitors are exploited by ethnocentrics across group boundaries in the same manner as humanitarians are, via unreciprocated cooperation. By tracking evolution across time, we find individual differences between evolving worlds in terms of early humanitarian competition with ethnocentrism, including early stages of humanitarian dominance. Our evidence indicates that such variation, in terms of differences between humanitarian and ethnocentric agents, is normally distributed and due to early, rather than later, stochastic differences in immigrant strategies.

CH adds:

Every virtue signaling White sh*tlib should read this research paper and absorb the lessons therein. You can have your harmless virtue signals, or you can have open borders, but you can’t have both, because the rest of the ethnocentric world doesn’t share your moral universalism and will, if permitted to live in close proximity to universalists, ruthlessly capitalize on the latter’s gullibility, trust, and knee-jerk cooperativeness, reconfiguring their virtue signaling into virtual suicide.

If, while perusing the abstract above, you were reminded of a certain ethnocentric tribe exploiting a universalist majority, you aren’t meshugana.

It is through the lens of evolutionary group strategy that one must understand SJWs; BLM; the mainstreaming of anti-white animus; the tearing down of statues; the hysteria around ‘It’s okay to be white’; La Raza; and Kevin MacDonald’s pioneering work on Jewish ethnocentrism and Jewish undermining of social capital in high-trust, universalist, white European societies.

Posted in Evolution, HBD, Race | Comments Off on The Evolutionary Dominance of Ethnocentric Cooperation

Mad Dog + DT = TLA

I saw this cartoon at Chateau Heartiste and had a nice chuckle.

Posted in Humor | Comments Off on Mad Dog + DT = TLA

The Significant Jewish Role in the Civil Rights Movement

From a piece on the “Brave and tragic heroes of civil rights” in the Jewish Chronicle:

Estimates suggest that Jews made up half of the young people who participated in Freedom Summer…

Clarence Jones, a black lawyer who began working with Martin Luther King in the early 1960s, says the civil rights leader understood that enlisting whites was essential to realising his dream. “Of that white majority,” Jones suggests, “the most important constituent part was the Jewish community.”

But Jews were not new recruits to the civil rights cause. Columbia University professor Joel Spingarn helped establish the National Association for the Advance of Coloured People in 1909 and served as its chairman for 25 years. Jews were heavily involved in the Urban League, formed in 1911 to help black migrants from the rural south, while Jewish philanthropists gave generously to African-American causes.

Posted in History, Jewish, National | Comments Off on The Significant Jewish Role in the Civil Rights Movement

NYT: Diversity of Opinion, Pt. 27,915

Here’s the first paragraph of Clay Risen’s “The Ku Klux Klan’s Surprising History” in the NYT:

The cover of Linda Gordon’s “The Second Coming of the KKK” shows a procession of men marching in full Klan regalia up Pennsylvania Avenue, the Capitol dome looming behind them. It would be a disturbing image in any era, but in 2017 — after the attack on an African-American church in Charleston, S.C., after the neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, Va., after the alt-right poured into Washington for President Trump’s inauguration — it is terrifying.

Then we have this:

One of Gordon’s tasks is to show that the 1920s we think we know — a Gatsbyan bacchanal of speakeasies, flappers and mob hits — was just an urban, coastal bubble. For most Americans, it would appear, the decade was more like something out of “Babbitt” or “Elmer Gantry”: a country turned inward against the world, small-minded and cruel. A country in which the Klan and its values — so-called Americanism, xenophobia, white nationalism and patriarchy — were the norm. An America, Gordon all but says, not unlike today.

Clay Risen is the Deputy Op-Ed editor for the NYT.

Posted in NYT, White Identity | Comments Off on NYT: Diversity of Opinion, Pt. 27,915

Paul Revere & The Raiders – Valley Forge (1967)

A wonderful merging of the 1776 theme with the Christmas theme.

Posted in Music | Comments Off on Paul Revere & The Raiders – Valley Forge (1967)

Culture of Critique for Normies – Part II – IQ is Genocide!

The Leftovers has an excellent video series (“Culture of Critique for Normies”) examining Kevin MacDonald’s seminal book The Culture of Critique. I previously posted Part I. Here is Part II.

Posted in Jewish | Comments Off on Culture of Critique for Normies – Part II – IQ is Genocide!