After years of decline by every measure of industrial and post-industrial civilization, Venezuela has reached terminal socialism. In Vernor Vinge’s A Fire Upon The Deep, when the transcendent power The Blight occupies a world, the Net of Thousand Lies collapses.
The progressives of the 1960s were half-right: The Revolution will not be televised. Under the sun and moon, without electricity, the revolution to overthrow socialism will not be televised. Or streamed.
With his latest pronouncement (“Zuckerberg says Facebook’s future is going big on private chats”) Zuckerberg proves he is qualified for public office. Already no one believes any promise he makes.
Race, Class, Gender are the trilogy of modern socialism. Millions died to persuade the majority of people that racial (National) socialism was evil. Tens of millions died to persuade a minority of people that class (International) socialism was evil. Millions of children will be mutilated (transitioned), deformed, and killed before a majority of people will believe gender socialism is evil.
With publication of the Green New Deal (no link, since the original document was taken down; here is some criticism), the I-******-love-science Left has moved from repudiating evolutionary biology (Lysenko, the man with the Bond-villain-like first name), to repudiating physics and engineering.
The better law enforcement records we have, the more we realize almost no one commits any crime once.
What the push for legal-until-birth abortion tells us about the abortion debate.
That America’s Stalinists can’t find enough Kulaks?
That America’s Stalinists are ******* who can’t pick on someone their own size?
That America’s National Socialists want to purge defective genes from America?
That this time around two generations of imbeciles is enough?
That infanticide is and always was the goal?
The mass murder always begins with the weakest victims?
“Look at what cool things I can code!”
”Look at how much money I can make!”
”Look at how much power I have!”
Thus Facebook and Twitter, designed to allow people to communicate, use their cool, power and money to disallow disfavored communication. Thus Google, designed to supply users important and popular search results, supplies instead government-approved or Google-approved search results.
The dream of a free and open Internet was wonderful, but is now over. Henceforth the Internet will be tightly controlled by tyrannical governments in the EU and PRC. In freer countries, subtle government influence and corporate power will occult anti- and non-establishment opinion.
Burn it all down.
For which movie would you like to have seen a sequel?
None come to mind. A good drama tells the most important events in its characters’ lives. That’s one reason why television is melodrama—because any real human being subject to the trials of a television life would be dead, imprisoned, or insane. A movie which leaves too much for a sequel fails to be good enough to deserve a sequel.
Better question: for what movie would you like the sequels never to have been made?
Omitting movies like Sharknado or Carry On, Nurse: The Matrix. Jaws. Star Wars. Aladdin. Chinatown.
For what book would you like the sequels never to have been written?
Limited to books that were quality—we’re not talking A Spell for Chameleon or Gor. Dune. Hyperion.
There should be a legal penalty for obtaining sex through fraud. — Irini D Manta.
She is absolutely correct. A woman who lies about her age to entice a man into sex should be fined $10,000 for every year between her, older correct age and the age about which she lied, or $10 or every year between her younger, correct age and the age about which she lied.
Reality is the least influential factor in politics and academia.