Bernie and the FI Jets

We presently have Bernie Sanders going head to head with Hillary.  How might women view this matchup?  On the one hand, we have people like Gloria Steinem suggesting that women are attracted to Bernie because that is where the boys are (does anybody believe that?).  Furthermore, Madeline Albright suggests that there is a special place in hell for women who do not support Hillary.  A look at how Ms. Albright operates might be in order,

I would think that she has little credibility with anyone.  Basically, the pitch to women seems to be “vote for me because I am a woman”

Bernie Sanders on the other hand has really unique personal history.  From IBD,

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Monday his parents would never have thought their son would end up in the Senate and running for president. No kidding. He was a ne’er-do-well into his late 30s.

“It’s certainly something that I don’t think they ever believed would’ve happened,” the unabashed socialist remarked during CNN’s Democratic town hall forum, as polls show him taking the lead in Iowa and New Hampshire.

He explained his family couldn’t imagine his “success,” because “my brother and I and Mom and Dad grew up in a three-and-a-half-room rent-controlled apartment in Brooklyn, and we never had a whole lot of money.”

It wasn’t as bad as he says. His family managed to send him to the University of Chicago. Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check.

“I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington.

Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”

One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.

Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”

Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.

The only thing he was good at was talking … non-stop … about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off. “The whole quality of life in America is based on greed,” the bitter layabout said. “I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation.”

From this we learn that he doesn’t have any real talent, anything that might peg him as an alpha (or maybe not even a steady-eddie beta).  Omega?  So there is nothing in his persona or history that is particularly attractive to women.  Women (and men) can be attracted to alphas (if only there was one in the race…). Still he has done well with young women,

Bernie Sanders’ victory over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primaries pointed to the overwhelming support Sanders has among young women—Sanders garnered 53 percent of the female vote overall, compared with Clinton’s 46 percent. Among women under 45, Sanders received 69 percent of votes; among women under 30, he got 82 percent.

His main pitch is twofold.  He will grow the economy an enormous amount; and then redistribute lots of the resulting goodies.  As for the working to make the economy grow, white men do need to apply.  As for the redistribution of goodies, well, white men need not apply.  His promises have become so ludicrous, that even the far left magazine Mother Jones has noticed,

WTF? Per-capita GDP will grow 4.5 percent? And not just in a single year: Friedman is projecting it will grow by an average of 4.5 percent every year for the next decade. Productivity growth will double compared with Congressional Budget Office projections—and in case you’re curious, there has never been a 10-year period since World War II in which productivity grew 3.18 percent. Not one. And miraculously, the employment-population ratio, which has been declining 2000 and has never reached 65 percent ever in history, will rise to 65 percent in a mere 10 years.

So there will be much more income overall, and lots of goodies (redistribution he calls it) on top of that.

This all would benefit women, because everybody knows that the growth projections are BS, but the redistribution parts are not. This is the Feminine Imperative (the FI in the title) playing out on the national scale.  The short answer — women are attracted to Bernie Sanders for no discernible reason (surely not because of an alpha vibe) other than he promises lots of new money for them.

Posted in economy, FarmBoy, Feminism, Trainwreck
157 comments on “Bernie and the FI Jets
  1. Farm Boy says:

    This explains much,

    Open Disdain for Work Sparks Anger
    But if there’s another piece of advice here that absolutely disqualifies Clinton for the presidency, it’s “do what you love.” The truth is, that is simply not an option for most people. When it’s 39 degrees and raining in February, do you think the guy who picks up your trash is staring at your acrid, bacteria-laden refuse at 6 a.m. and saying, “Thank God, I love what I do”?

    Our ‘follow your bliss’ culture doesn’t begin to appreciate coal miners even as it obsessively venerates people whose contributions to society aren’t very tangible.
    Indeed, it is precisely this cultural disconnect about the value of work that explains why there’s an open revolt in both parties and the future seems so uncertain.

    If any one issue defines this election, it’s economic stagnation. Many Trump supporters in the GOP feel left behind by the twenty-first-century economy. They’re angry about it, because our “follow your bliss” culture doesn’t begin to appreciate coal miners or people who work in brake disc factories, even as it obsessively venerates empty celebrity and people like social media executives and hedge fund managers who are filthy rich in spite of the fact their contributions to society aren’t very tangible. Combine that with the self-loathing these guys feel from, say, being laid off and having to fake a fibromyagia diagnosis so they can collect disability and feed their families, and you have tremendous resentment.

    Trump was not only canny enough to speak to this, but he still remains arguably the only candidate to forthrightly talk about issues such as immigration that are feeding this anxiety, even if he speaks about them with great ignorance. It’s regrettable in many ways, but it’s also not a mystery why 30 percent of Republicans are lining up to support a lunatic who has (allegedly) made a lot of money and wields considerable influence despite now being despised by our cultural betters.

    Progressives’ Failed No-Work Utopia
    The odd thing is that people are voting for Bernie Sanders overwhelmingly for kind of the same reason as Trump supporters, in that they don’t want larger economic issues forcing them to change their culture or lifestyle. However, the motivations of Sanders supporters are much less sympathetic. Millennials and many other progressive types now feeling the Bern seem to have been sold a bill of goods about how we live in post-scarcity techno-utopia. They can’t understand why they can’t “do what they love” without financial realities being such a killjoy.

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Supporting feminism is expensive. I wonder if this will become a campaign issue? While single women have supported Democrats since Bill Clinton’s reelection, It seems that they have owned the Democratic Party since then. It is time all this is opposed by married women and men who pay for it.

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  3. Tarnished says:

    Surprisingly (especially to some of my fellow commenters here), I will most likely be voting for Trump.

    Don’t get me wrong…I think he’s an asshole, or at least good at pretending to be one, given the way he says things or reacts to various topics/people. But he also understands the current state of the United States and a big part of what needs to be done to fix it.

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  4. Yoda says:

    Never created anything of value in his life Bernie has

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  5. Yoda says:

    With Bernie clear it becomes.
    Take from those who work,
    and give it to those who don’t

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  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    What worries me about Trump is that he is not a Washingto insider. His administration could be sabotaged from the outset if those people don’t cooperate, popular election or no.

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  7. Cill says:

    Looking at it from a distance, it seems to me most votes for Trump are to protest against a rotten political system. People are supporting him not because they think he’s any good, but because he’s not just more of the same old same old. How often have I heard “Candidate so-and-so must find ways of appealing to women.” Every candidate regardless of party has come out with that crap every election in the USA. The media is full of it too. Women this, women that… it’s sickening. To any level-headed person, no women-women-women politician is worth supporting. There’s no talk at all of appealing to men probably because they have no group-think to appeal to. Democracy, especially as it is practiced in America, is a total failure for all men except the sycophants and manginas.

    Female support for lack-brain Bernie is an indictment on women.

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  8. Yoda says:

    Madeline Albright video always funny it is.

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  9. Tarnished says:

    True and true, to Fuzzie and Cill.

    With Bernie clear it becomes.
    Take from those who work,
    and give it to those who don’t.

    I work long, salaried hours to put food on my table, get my bills paid, and give financial assistance to local organizations that can show me *exactly* where my donations are going in my community. I don’t need to be helping those who are too lazy to help themselves, too.

    Honestly, I’m crossing my fingers that Trump nullifies the mouthbreathing stupidity that is Obamacare…

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  10. Cill says:

    I’m sure Brainless Bernie won’t get support from rational objective-thinking men.

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  11. Yoda says:

    Charity best done locally it is.
    Individually even better it is

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  12. Yoda says:

    Perhaps Bernie promise free fucks for men he could.
    Wonder what type of response receive he would…

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  13. Cill says:

    Hey Yoda I reckon Bernie is crazy enough to do just that! Send him an e,mail.

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  14. Yoda says:

    Free fucks for men about as realistic as his other proposals it would be

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  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    He could offer but, men have heard campaign promises before. I am certain they would discount it as soon as he said it.

    The one positive thing to be said for Bernie is that he more level headed than Hillary.

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  16. Yoda says:

    Gloria Steinem suggesting that women are attracted to Bernie because that is where the boys are

    If looking for “provider types”, looking in the wrong place they are

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  17. Cill says:

    “Free Fucks Now, Bernie Will Show You How”.
    Campaign jingle.

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  18. Yoda says:

    Bernie pull it out and demonstrate he will?

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  19. Cill says:

    I can imagine old Bernie jerking up and down for the camera. He reminds me of Jimmy Savile.

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  20. Yoda says:

    I can imagine old Bernie jerking up and down for the camera

    Wonder if “rhythm” he does have

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  21. Yoda says:

    “Here is you. Here is ‘the man’. Here is the man squeezing you and rubbing you wrong”

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  22. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I wish that Hillary’s opponents used that statement from Gloria Steinem.
    “Fish want bicycles. Women abandon Hillary for Bernie.”
    I do take a small wicked delight in seeing Team Woman thwarted.

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  23. Yoda says:


    In every study, by every metric we have, we see that young people of color who grow up without a father present in the household do far worse in school than kids with a father present, have FAR more trouble with the law, are incarcerated at a far higher rate than young people who grow up with a father present.

    The fatherless kids have wildly more mental illness, commit more violent crimes, have more suicides, more rapes, have incredibly higher rates of illiteracy, higher rates of dropping out of school than kids with fathers present.

    Fatherlessness predicts trouble for kids of any race. But roughly 30 percent of white kids grow up fatherless. Roughly 3/4 of black kids do. This is a national catastrophe. One out of every three black youths will spend time behind bars, a rate astronomically higher than that of whites. A large majority in some urban areas are illiterate. Fatherlessness is behind much of this.

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  24. Padawan says:

    Bernie Ignites The Sex Wars (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    All of the whores
    With shattered front doors
    Are feeling like sitting ducks

    All-out sex wars
    On all of the floors
    Since Bernie rolled out the free fucks

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  25. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Moe and his Mum opinion of Bernie they do have

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  26. Tarnished says:

    Ah, but would they be Free Fucks of the flying variety, Yoda? 😉

    Charity best done locally it is.
    Individually even better it is.

    I was able to do a lot more when I was younger. I did wildlife rehab, as I’ve spoken of before, but also volunteered at the soup kitchen once a week, tutored fellow students in science and English, and collected non-perishables for the food pantry the next town over. While in college and a few years after, I volunteered at the SPCA helping to bathe, walk, and feed the dogs.

    I miss it quite a bit.

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  27. Padawan says:

    Bernie Bankrupts his Support (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    Moe and his Mum
    Are out of the fun
    Consigned to the background are they.

    To roars of applause
    On bankrupted whores
    Bernie is showing the way

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  28. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I just had a happy thought. If Hillary loses her bid for the nomination, it’s the end of her political career.
    Go, Bernie, GO!

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  29. Yoda says:

    Rather have Hillary than Bernie I would.

    As a President that is

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  30. Tarnished says:

    Rather have Hillary than Bernie I would.
    As a President that is.

    Good clarification this is. Awkward it would be otherwise.

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  31. Padawan says:

    Bill Gets In on Bernie’s Freebies (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    At Bill’s lusty roar
    Dem donors withdraw
    From Bernie and Hill every day

    With each careless tup
    Dem donors dry up
    Go, Bubba, GO, I say.

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  32. Tarnished says:

    On the one hand, we have people like Gloria Steinem suggesting that women are attracted to Bernie because that is where the boys are (does anybody believe that?).

    Yes, but the same people drink out of lead-lined cups and think banning dihydrogen monoxide is a good idea.

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  33. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It took me a while to figure out what dihydrogen monoxide is. 🙂

    Off topic but, perhaps, of importance to the future.

    I can see ligyigious fembots suing their seatmates. Lindy West made insulting remarks about her seatmate in one of her posts.
    Contact with women not in your family is to be avoided by Orthodox Jews.

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  34. Padawan says:

    They Think Banning Dihydrogen Monoxide is a Good Idea (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    In those lead-lined cups
    They’d best draw out their supps
    And ponder the end of their time

    With no H2O
    The beer will not flow
    And nor will the rain or the ‘shine

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  35. Moehau Man says:

    Yes well, the name Bernie Sanders doesn’t mean much to the good folk of the rugged Coromandel. The only Bernie I heard of before was a corpse. If he’s a typical wimpy foreignor, he wouldn’t spark any interest in Moehau Man sheilas. As Mrs Moehau Man (my venerable old Mum) once observed “No chest hairs, no head rears”.

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  36. Tarnished says:


    You mean “litigious”?
    I love extraneous Ys as much as the next guy, but let’s not get carried away here, Fuzzie. 😉

    I’ll be away for a bit. Gotta get my D&D on. 🎲🎲

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  37. Choicy says:

    The Aussie digger has a knack of arriving when the rest of the world is leaving, mates. I think West Aussie time and East Asia are the most difficult time to fit in with the rest of the world. What about you kiwis, you must have a few hours of daylight to go Moe? How are you mate?

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  38. Cill says:

    Yeah Choicy. I’ve been thinking of taking a break and heading over your way. How are you placed?

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  39. Choicy says:

    No worries Cillo, be great to see you mate. When you’ve got an international arrival time let me know and I’ll pick you up in the Cessna. I could do with a skilled drover at the moment, if you don’t mind mate.

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  40. Cill says:

    All the better Choicy, I’d like to be useful mate.

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  41. Choicy says:

    There’s a mechanical thing or two as well I’ll get you to look at Cillo. Sorry to put these things on you whenever you call, but you’re the only joker who can fix some of these things mate.

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  42. Cill says:

    I better get some details. Let’s go to email Choicy mate.

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  43. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I have to apologize for suggesting that you entertain Russian ladies. Ton has informed me that this could end up with her taking half you estate through the legal device of common law marriage. Are things that bad there that some sheila could use your courts against you in this way?

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  44. Choicy says:

    How are you Fuzzie? No worries mate.

    Yeah mate there’s the risk to my assets, and it gets worse mate. If she’s here in the boonies she can say she’s trapped which is true mate, there is simply nowhere to go for many miles around. If she gets onto the Constabulary on the radio and syas I raped her the remoteness works against me mate. Her word against mine and we all know what that means but it’s worse when there’s only one place I could’ve been which is here mate. It’s her word against mine pure and simple mate. It’s not like my horse can give evidence I was many miles away from the scene of crime at the said time. Women are more risky in remote places mate, if you see what I mean.

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  45. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I am sorry. I didn’t know. It does sound as if you are between a rock and a hard place on this issue. Finding a woman you can trust is a requirement. In this dat, that is a tall order.

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  46. Spawny Get says:

    The secret is that Bernie has bought some Money Trees and Shrillary is going to drain the swamps to make more agricultural land using her desiccated fairy cave.

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  47. Yoda says:

    I love extraneous Ys as much as the next guy

    “Y” for Yoda.
    Good it is

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  48. Liz says:

    It will be interesting to see what will happen if Bernie wins the popular vote and Hillary still wins with the superdelegate vote. The Democratic party might have some real problems (dare to dream). It’s almost as interesting as what’s happening with the Republican party.
    I have to admit the punster in me appreciates “feel the Bern”, from that first post FB linked to.

    Anecdote: I spoke to a friend this morning about Trump. She is actually acquainted with him from a few years back when she was a nurse (a family member was under her care). She said he was the nicest man, very humble and helpful. He was at the facility for a couple of weeks, according to her. She said it was startling because of the persona she had associated with him, but more than that even if he wasn’t famous (she had worked with many famous people then) she would have thought he was an unusually helpful and nice person.
    Weird eh? Of maybe not so weird.

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  49. Spawny Get says:

    GOPe learns that Trump gone done won it. Reacts ‘poorly’

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  50. SFC Ton says:

    a vote for sanders is a dual vote; its an angry at the system vote and a vote for free shit. Women most def think all in life should be free, SO for them mabye it s three way vote of sorts; anger ant the system, a vote for free shit and a vote for the always promised but never delivered paternalistic warm fuzzies of the left being life your rich grandfather ready to spoil you, pamper you and keep you safe

    trump is hitting that near perfect balance of economic populism and america 1st nationalism I preached on JFG’s, going hard after working class and middle class White men( which is the largest voting block and one no one else strives for) and doing it in such a way many of the working class/ middle class non Whites can get behind. Steve Sailer and Pat Buchanan have preached it for years and years. Same Francis did before them

    a vote for trump is also a vote about anger at the current system but its a vote of anger based on wanting the govt to stop fucking you over, stop preferring companies in china and people in mexico over you so you can go out and grab a slice of the pie on your own

    and lets face it we should all be angry as hell at the us govt right now… and ever since the 1860’s… angry at everything it does, and angry at every level

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  51. Tarnished says:


    I’m 90% sure that Trump is trolling the hell out of us with his current political persona. Smart move, really…he practically writes his own memes and headlines, and gets a lot of attention from either side.

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  52. Spawny Get says:

    I can’t claim to all that edumacated over the other candidates’ policies…but I’d vote F U establishment Trump. He doesn’t live in Leftie Lie-Lie land, and there’s at least a chance he’ll change the current endless RINO tomwankery of folding to democrats despite holding all the levers of power other than POTUS

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  53. Yoda says:

    I’m sure Brainless Bernie won’t get support from rational objective-thinking men.

    Perhaps a working definition of rational this could be


  54. Yoda says:


    Appears to be a theme on this thread it does

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    Political correctness is sometimes dismissed as an overused cliché. But the real thing does exist — and its chilling effects are not limited to college campuses. The latest tale of ideology-driven bullying comes from the world of clinical psychotherapy and science journalism.

    Earlier this month, New York magazine science columnist Jesse Singal wrote an extensively researched piece on the destruction of the Child Youth and Family Gender Identity Clinic in Toronto and the “show trial” of its leader, 65-year-old psychologist Kenneth Zucker, who was fired from his job at one of Canada’s largest mental hospitals last December.

    Zucker and his clinic had specialized in counseling for children and adolescents with gender dysphoria — the feeling that there is a mismatch between one’s biological sex and one’s gender identity.

    Transgender activists believe all children who express cross-gender identification should be steered toward transitioning. Zucker and other psychologists believe that a child’s identity is often malleable and complicated by such factors as fantasy. They advocate a more cautious approach, including counseling that could help the child adjust to his or her natal gender.

    For instance, they say, a boy may feel that he must “really” be a girl because he loves making art and dislikes rough-and-tumble play. The therapist can help him understand that one can be a male with non-stereotypical interests and find him male playmates with a similar play style.

    To most transgender activists, any counseling that encourages adjustment rather than transition is comparable to “reparative therapy” to turn gay people straight. Yet Singal makes a convincing case that these are very different issues.

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    “White House Sexism” is the complaint to Hillary,

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  57. Farm Boy says:

    She is young and articulate,

    She is called Lexie Hill, is from Poole, Dorset, and is currently studying for her GCSEs.

    It will be sometime before we forget her articulate argument against the Conservative politician on Thursday, who wants the country to vote to stay in the European Union.

    ‘I’m sorry but I can’t accept Liz’s argument that they’re trying to reduce the pull factors because what is increasing the living wage to £9 in 2020 going to do?,’ the youngster said.

    ‘Especially Eastern Europeans who have a minimum wage which is already one tenth of what ours is, surely that’s going to increase net migration?’

    Ms Hill also argued we should have a points-based system for immigration.


  58. Tarnished says:

    Transgender activists believe all children who express cross-gender identification should be steered toward transitioning.

    Oh yes, please, let’s go ahead and put agendas on children. Surely nothing bad can come of that. /sarcasm

    Being gender dysphoric isn’t fun. It is confusing, hard to live with, can make you hate your otherwise strong and healthy body if you’re not careful, and just be downright frustrating as fuck when you *know* you are Z but everyone thinks you’re A.

    It is also asinine how people say to a FtM “Oh, you said X! See, you really are female!” or to a MtF “So you want X career? Yeah, that means you’re a normal guy, stop trying to act special”.

    That’s like telling a boy he is gender dysphoric just because he likes playing house, or encouraging a girl to transition just because she wants to learn about cars with her father. People don’t always fit perfectly into the boxes society deems are acceptable gender roles…but that is entirely different than wanting to change your body or deliberately dressing to pass as the sex you want to be treated as.

    Let kids be kids. Don’t use them to promote the myth that male and female type brains are blank slates at birth. Gender is NOT a social construct!

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  59. Yoda says:

    Emasculating they are,

    What differentiates the man cave from these more traditional male spaces is that workshops and studies are designed to accommodate a particular, elevating interest. These rooms are only isolated inasmuch as the activities proper to them are best pursued without distraction. With the man cave, however, the isolation from the family—the escape—is the primary purpose of the space. The man cave, therefore, is the image of the traditional male space without its substance.


  60. Tarnished says:

    The usual reason behind the creation of a Man Cave is what’s emasculating, not the room itself. If a man and a woman have made a home together it should have “pieces” of both of them in it. That some men are told their hobbies/interests need to be hidden away in a room separate from the rest of the house is very telling. There is no equality there, no inclusion.

    Man Caves can certainly be very cool and amazingly well made, but at no time should they be a necessity.

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  61. I did not know all this about Bernie. :/ not good!

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  62. Yoda says:

    Moe’s Mum allowed to comment as herself she should.
    Anything else oppression it is.

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  63. Yoda says:

    One could say that Hillary worked hard to get where she is.
    Bernie, not so much


  64. Spawny Get says:

    Bernie shirked endlessly.

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  65. Yoda says:

    Hillary’s effort perhaps generated more heat than light it did.
    But work she did


  66. Cill says:

    Liz at 11:54 am re nice Trump.

    That doesn’t surprise me much, Liz. The Don could turn on the charm.

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  67. Cill says:

    Or in other words, it takes one to know one (me) 😉

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  68. Cill says:

    (especially if your friend is pretty)

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  69. Yoda says:

    News that parents use they can,

    Perhaps Bernie and Hillay’s parents used they could have

    Terminal leftism best cured young it is


  70. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    If Hillary wins the nomination with superdelegates where she would have lost based on the popular vote would make people furious. Why bother to have popular elections?

    Thatnks for the insight into Trump. I heard another one years ago supposedly from the Secret Service. Hillary and Al Gore would treat them badly. Bill Clinton would show a modicim of respect. And, George W. Bush would take his responsibilties as host seriously, cooking them hamburgers at cookouts in Crawford TX.

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  71. Yoda says:

    Bernie Shirked Endlessly.


    And then the mad cow there is

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  72. Yoda says:

    Wonder what ideas learn he might,

    School staff called police when a pupil looked at a UKIP website and an English Defence League video in class.

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  73. blurkel says:

    New post to be up 2/28/16 @ 10:30 PM GMT

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  74. Yoda says:

    More explanation here it is,

    There are the protected and the unprotected. The protected make public policy. The unprotected live in it. The unprotected are starting to push back, powerfully.

    The protected are the accomplished, the secure, the successful—those who have power or access to it. They are protected from much of the roughness of the world. More to the point, they are protected from the world they have created. Again, they make public policy and have for some time.

    I want to call them the elite to load the rhetorical dice, but let’s stick with the protected.

    They are figures in government, politics and media. They live in nice neighborhoods, safe ones. Their families function, their kids go to good schools, they’ve got some money. All of these things tend to isolate them, or provide buffers. Some of them—in Washington it is important officials in the executive branch or on the Hill; in Brussels, significant figures in the European Union—literally have their own security details.

    Because they are protected they feel they can do pretty much anything, impose any reality. They’re insulated from many of the effects of their own decisions.

    One issue obviously roiling the U.S. and Western Europe is immigration. It is the issue of the moment, a real and concrete one but also a symbolic one: It stands for all the distance between governments and their citizens.

    It is of course the issue that made Donald Trump.

    Britain will probably leave the European Union over it. In truth immigration is one front in that battle, but it is the most salient because of the European refugee crisis and the failure of the protected class to address it realistically and in a way that offers safety to the unprotected.

    If you are an unprotected American—one with limited resources and negligible access to power—you have absorbed some lessons from the past 20 years’ experience of illegal immigration. You know the Democrats won’t protect you and the Republicans won’t help you. Both parties refused to control the border. The Republicans were afraid of being called illiberal, racist, of losing a demographic for a generation. The Democrats wanted to keep the issue alive to use it as a wedge against the Republicans and to establish themselves as owners of the Hispanic vote.

    Many Americans suffered from illegal immigration—its impact on labor markets, financial costs, crime, the sense that the rule of law was collapsing. But the protected did fine—more workers at lower wages. No effect of illegal immigration was likely to hurt them personally.

    It was good for the protected. But the unprotected watched and saw. They realized the protected were not looking out for them, and they inferred that they were not looking out for the country, either.

    The unprotected came to think they owed the establishment—another word for the protected—nothing, no particular loyalty, no old allegiance.

    Mr. Trump came from that. . . . You see the dynamic in many spheres. In Hollywood, as we still call it, where they make our rough culture, they are careful to protect their own children from its ill effects. In places with failing schools, they choose not to help them through the school liberation movement—charter schools, choice, etc.—because they fear to go up against the most reactionary professional group in America, the teachers unions. They let the public schools flounder. But their children go to the best private schools.

    This is a terrible feature of our age—that we are governed by protected people who don’t seem to care that much about their unprotected fellow citizens.

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  75. SFC Ton says:

    The man cave, therefore, is the image of the traditional male space without its substance…….

    Bullshit. Not only did men have male only sports clubs and leisure clubs, those with the money would have a study etc and a billiards room. Any fuck stick who has toured anything remotely similar to…. I don’t know…. say the Biltmore Estates can tell you that

    But either way having a study or a shop in your home is a sign of privilege all to its

    A long time back I remember watching a “news” program right after Trump had left the set, and everyone was talking about how nice he was, The on air talent, the lady who took him to the staging room and what, the camera guy….. all of them. I think what we are seeing is Trump at work ie taking on challenges and knocking them down and the Trump who is decent to people unless he has a reason not to be. Pretty classic alpha of the old school variety


  76. Farm Boy says:

    Bernie/Hillary — The Mad Cow Ticket

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    Now this looks promising, The man behind the best Star Trek Movies ever is taking on the new Star Trek franchise.

    Liked by 2 people

  78. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    As Leonard Nimoy is no longer available, Nichols Meyer is a good choice.
    My favorite Star Trek scene.

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  79. Yoda says:

    Moe’s Mum so much wisdom she has.
    Write wise posts she should.
    Her legacy this would be

    Liked by 1 person

  80. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Moe’s Mum would be as good as Mrs. Yoda.


  81. Yoda says:


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  82. Yoda says:

    Moe’s Mum would be as good as Mrs. Yoda.

    Not go that far I would

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  83. Yoda says:

    Surely the BBC they mean not

    Liked by 1 person

  84. Yoda says:

    The truth hurts sometimes it does.

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  85. Yoda says:

    Idea I do have.
    Suppose Hillary part of Gilljgan’s island she was.
    Describe the hilarity that ensues one could


  86. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Somebody should remind Bill that South Carolina was the first to secede.
    It is hard to believe the arrogance in these people.


  87. Yoda says:

    Hillary continually badger Mr. Howell for donations she would.
    Give “inspirational” speech for such donations she might


  88. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I had a much different thought for Bill and Hillary. That they would end up on the neighboring island, the one with cannibals.


  89. Cill says:

    Tom here is a 345 pound direct descendant from cannibals. A word from Tom:

    Kia Ora Spawny and friends. The Clintons would not make good kai.


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  90. Cill says:

    Bitter rotten taste eh.


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  91. Cill says:

    Back to work

    Liked by 1 person

  92. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Cill and Tom,
    Thank you. I will have to think of a new outcome. I can only guess that sharks wouldn’t be too happy either.


  93. Cill says:

    As a cannible expert the base of the thumb is the most tastiest piece. Always went to the chief. Back to work before the boss eats me


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  94. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Don’t tell me any more, please!


  95. Yoda says:

    Probably few coconut cream pies Hillary make she would

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  96. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Hillary won’t bake cookies. You reminded me how much contempt she has for domesticity.
    Let MaryAnn continue to bake coconut cream pies.
    Thank you, MaryAnn!

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  97. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Could it be because Al Gore has been thoroughly discredited as the inventor of the internet?
    Or because no one has been able to produce man-bear-pig?

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  98. Liz says:

    When you divert resources from warriors to go to maternity leave, violence prevention and sentivity training courses, here’s what you get:

    The VA Suicide Hotline Sends Veterans to Voicemail.

    One satirical poster at another site said it best:
    “If they had followed instructions, they would have reached an operator.

    Next time, they should presso uno por Espanol.

    “Eeeeho, amigo. Why you want to kiiill yourself? Open border mean you can’t geet no living wage job? Esss too bad, amigo.”

    The call center staff were taking a curry break.

    “I will be thinking we are most sorry to be not in the office in this particular moment. Be leaving a voive message in the voive mrssage box amd we will most certainly be getting back to you in the moment which is posessing the most convenience.”

    The local English speakimg hotline staff were all at white privilage awareness training.”

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  99. SFC Ton says:

    Best Star Trekk movie? Thats a low bar of expectations


  100. Yoda says:

    Thought that Barbie American accent she did have.

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  101. Yoda says:

    Wonder if Hillary accuse Ginger and Mary Ann of being bimbos boinking Bill she would.
    Habit it might be

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  102. Yoda says:

    Victims who are victims not

    Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., used a flawed — and at this point, discredited — statistic to claim that one in five women will be sexually assaulted while in college.

    She used this statistic during her questioning of acting Education Secretary Dr. John B. King during his Senate confirmation hearing, which quickly became a slobbering lovefest for the department’s current actions on combatting sexual assault.

    “Dr. King, I’ve been really impressed with this administration’s work over the years to protect civil rights — including promoting education opportunities for students of color, women and girls, students with disabilities, LGBT students — and I look forward to continuing to work with you on those issues, but I wanted to raise one specific issue with you today: campus sexual assault and violence,” Murray said.

    She didn’t follow this up with any kind of critical question, instead devoting time to suggest that 20 percent of women are sexually assaulted in college.

    “It’s a growing national crisis and depending on the survey, we know that at least one in five women are being sexually assaulted on our college campuses. That’s stunning. One in five of our daughters, granddaughters, sisters, loved ones are being sexually assaulted while in college,” Murray said. “That is by the way the lowest of the estimates out there, which is really appalling and unacceptable.”

    First, it’s not a “growing national crisis” because it’s not a national crisis at all. Rape and sexual assault are terrible when they happen, but they are not occurring at the levels believers like Murray claim. The studies cited by Murray and others are self-reported surveys, possibly the least reliable method of studying something.

    Also, the surveys use broad definitions of sexual assault to punch up the numbers, including everything from a stolen kiss to rape. They also have low response rates, are not nationally representative and can’t be applied to the population at large.

    The biggest problem with the surveys, however, is the fact that those labeled as victims by the researchers don’t even see themselves as such. When asked why they didn’t report, more than 70 percent of respondents say it was because they didn’t think the situation was serious.

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  103. Yoda says:

    The local English speakimg hotline staff were all at white privilage awareness training

    So what exactly white privilege it is?

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  104. Mrs. Yoda says:

    Hillary won’t bake cookies

    The world a much better place it would be if stayed home and backed cookies she did

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  105. Yoda says:


    Bernie Sanders supporters are saying their Twitter account was “censored and locked down” after they criticized Hillary Clinton

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  106. Yoda says:

    Need this I do not

    Liked by 3 people

  107. Liz says:

    You have a walking stick though, don’t you Yoda?
    If I remember correctly. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  108. Yoda says:

    The walking stick just for show it is.
    Makes potential opponents underestimate me it does

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  109. Farm Boy says:

    This asks a good question,

    It’s not just right-wing populists who are worried that some academic humanities and social science fields are veering into irrelevance. The latest issue of the left-of-center magazine American Prospect has a depressing report by the leftist Occidental professor Peter Dreier on his experience submitting a bogus paper to a humanities conference and getting it accepted. . . .

    Here’s one representative sentence: “Self-delusion and self-discipline inhibits the reflective self, the postmodern membrane, the ecclesiastical impulse forbidden by truth-seeking and sun worship, problematizing the inchoate structures of both reason and darkness, allowing knowledge, half-knowledge, and knowledgelessness to undermine and yet simultaneously overcome the self-loathing that overwhelms the Gnostic challenge facing Biblical scribes, folksingers, and hip-hop rappers alike.” He also includes examples of the type of real humanities work that led him to undertake this experiment (he saw sentences elsewhere like: “Given the attitudes generated by our sense of a place, critical perspectives that only target overt structures within city systems are incomplete” and “Theoretical, conceptual and methodological choices must be framed in relation to concrete explanatory and interpretive dilemmas, not ontological foundations.”)

    To make matters worse, most of this “postmodern” analysis is taking place within the context of a hermetically sealed political bubble. As our friends at Heterodox Academy have pointed out, just four percent of American academics in the humanities identify as conservative. This total homogeneity may be one reason that so much work in the humanities has become utterly disconnected from what the general public might consider to be valuable scholarly exploration.

    There is a good amount of anti-intellectualism and old-fashioned score-settling involved in attacks on the academy by right-wing pundits and populist politicians. But that reaction didn’t come out of nowhere. At a time when tuition and student debt are reaching crisis levels, the public is right to demand that the work it is funding (both directly, at public universities, and indirectly, at private universities, by subsidizing student loans) has some bearing on reality and some benefit to the rest of society.

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  110. Cill says:


    Reminds one of a female Secretary of State it does.

    Liked by 1 person

  111. Cill says:

    Foldable it would be
    But only when kicked not squeezed

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  112. Cill says:

    Prod it with his stick Yoda should
    Shorter the stick would become.
    Smoldering with acid burn the tip would be.

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  113. Yoda says:

    Gratuitous bear video need we do

    Liked by 1 person

  114. Farm Boy says:

    I have a nephew who is over 30. He just graduated with a worthless bachelors degree after 13 years of college. He got his first job ever after he graduated. It is effectively a minimum wage job. He has 70K of student debt.

    What is his solution? Vote for Bernie Sanders. This is the honest to goodness truth.

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  115. Spawny Get says:

    I can picture Shrillary as a baker. Wasn’t there an ancient crone that lived in a gingerbread house that captured and cooked children? Shrillary could be her older sister that turned her evil.

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  116. Yoda says:

    Not sure if a need exists for this it does,

    Back in 2011 a Japanese artist and inventor who goes by the name Sputniko! built a machine that could simulate the menstruation experience for men, or really anyone desiring a simulated menstrual hell. The device included electrodes that induce the experience of abdominal cramps, and was first showcased through the eerily beautiful video above, then later put on full display at the Museum of Modern Art.

    It wasn’t the first time people have opened up the discussion of what it would mean for men to have periods, or if it would deepen their empathy towards the female experience if they knew the writhing hell that possesses us monthly. However, it was one of the first times our technological advances were able to make the sadistic female fantasy of men experiencing menstrual or labor pain a reality.

    Now, a few years later, you can watch a video of men playing with a menstrual pain simulator, reacting dramatically to the electrodes coursing through their bodies. I cannot lie, there is a petty and vengeful part of me that enjoys seeing them handle it so badly. After years of fainting, puking, missing work, and attempting to maintain emotional composure during breathless pain, it justifies my feelings to see unsuspecting men handle it far worse than I have.

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  117. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Per Yoda’s request, Cill’s favorite.

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  118. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Liz at 12:37pm,
    That calls to a suicide hotline for men would go to voicemail and not be returned is beyond negligence. I can’t think of a better way to say FU to men.Especially when Yoa submits a a link at 7:35pm that is icing on the cake.
    Does our society hate men?

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  119. Spawny Get says:

    The main Sunday Politics Show today declared that Shrillary was a shoe in for Dem candidate. And that Trump was a dire prospect for Prez.

    I wish they’d have said why. Even Andrew Neil played along, I’d have been very interested in hearing his reasons for doing so. I usually agree with him…usually. I don’t see how they don’t understand that people are fucking sick of the political establishment there and here.

    The Brexit battle is already turning nasty…Delicious. Call-Me-Dave threatening to sack people from the inner government (the Cabinet). Some of those people saying, “Go ahead, Europe is the most important issue of all”. Others telling him to calm the fuck down or face a leadership challenge. 🙂

    Also, other countries saying that if we leave the UK, they will too. Others saying that they won’t join if we leave. Italy attempting to blackmail Eastern Europe into taking their overflow illegal immigrants. Germany’s police is now investigating the New Year’s Eve fiasco…to identify the mole that leaked what had gone on to the media.

    Cracking open another tinny. CHEERS

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  120. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    If they set up a hotline to counsel grief stricken matrons in the wake of the demise of their lapdogs for old age, they would get through on the second ring.

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  121. Tarnished says:

    Germany’s police is now investigating the New Year’s Eve fiasco…to identify the mole that leaked what had gone on to the media.

    Holy shit.
    I didn’t know lobotomies were prerequisites to working for their police force.

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  122. Tarnished says:

    It wasn’t the first time people have opened up the discussion of what it would mean for men to have periods, or if it would deepen their empathy towards the female experience if they knew the writhing hell that possesses us monthly.

    Have empathy for women who experience these biological torments I do, even though experience them I never have.

    Not enough to sympathize it is? Get myself attached to these pain inducing electrodes I should?


  123. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    I have heard Milo say it twice. In the Uk, only seven percent identify as being feminist. Here, he says it has gone down from twenty eigt to eighteen percent. While your country seems more saturated with it, fewer peoplel are willing to admit it.
    Are fembots that much more of an embarrassment over there?

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  124. Spawny Get says:

    Rotherham, Sweden, Cologne…always the first and last concerns are for the narrative and to avoid some imagined backlash against the perpetrating minority.

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  125. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The police in Germany have always served their political masters. Not one was prosecuted in after Nuremburg and, yet, they were essential to the Nazi regime.

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  126. Yoda says:

    Destroy the EU it will

    his book Private Truth, Public Lies, social scientist Timur Kuran argued that people, under pressure to conform by culture leaders often told public lies to get the pollsters and thought police off their backs, even as they nurtured a largely undetected private resentments inside them. Over time two divergent perceptions would emerge: the public lie would determine how the regime thought about itself while the private truth contained the real, but hidden data.

    These two contradictory perceptions can coexist for as long as they don’t meet, living in a kind of superposition much like Schrodinger’s Cat. But eventually some event occurs which makes the public aware the private truth is really what everybody is thinking. That observation collapses the political wave function and causes all hell to break loose. Perhaps the clearest and most dramatic example of such a cascade was Nicolae Ceaușescu’s final speech on December 21, 1989. When the speech started Ceaușescu appeared to be in total control. By the end of it he was literally running for his life.

    In the wake of growing tension over an uprising in Timișoara in which thousands were reportedly killed, Ceaușescu decided to give a nationally televised speech …
    Thousands of workers were bussed into the square under threat of being fired. They were given red flags, banners and large pictures of Ceaușescu and his wife. … The crowd, now totaling up to 80,000, were given orders on where to stand, when to applaud and what to sing. The front rows of the assembly were made up of low-level Communist Party officials and members who acted as cheer-leaders. …

    So far so good. Then it all fell apart. It was a fantastic reversal of fortune.

    However, he had badly misread the crowd’s mood. … Eight minutes into the speech, some in the crowd actually began to scream because there was a shooting that occurred in the background. Workers from a Bucharest power plant started chanting “Ti-mi-șoa-ra! Ti-mi-șoa-ra!”—a chant that was soon picked up by others in the crowd. In response, Ceaușescu raised his right hand in hopes of silencing the crowd; his stunned expression remains one of the defining moments of the end of Communism in Eastern Europe. After many people began to exit the square, Ceaușescu shouted over the public address system for them to “remain seated”. He then tried to placate the crowd by offering to raise workers’ salaries by [the usual Romanian socialist pittance] … At that very moment, many everyday Romanians saw the weakness of Ceaușescu’s regime for the first time.

    By the next day the rebellion had spread across the country and Nikolae and Elena Ceaușescu would be shot 3 days later still wearing the same overcoats they had donned on the occasion of their triumphant speech. In this incident the mystery of the Color Revolutions is reduced to its essentials. To the question: why did couldn’t Ceaușescu or Marcos see it coming, the answer is: they only saw the public lie. The private truth remained hidden until some galvanizing event forced it to the surface.

    It’s becoming evident that the European elites failed to understand how explosive the migrant issue was until it detonated full in their face. Now it is in the midst of a crisis which could literally bring down the European Union. Why didn’t they see it coming? Because they believed their own Narrative, even when they should have suspected it was a lie of their own making. If the PC Western elites are overtaken by a cascade similar to that which collapsed the Soviet Union, the ultimate irony will be that the very migrants which they had counted on to create the Curley Effect will turn out to be the engine of their own destruction.

    They will have been hoisted on their own petard, or perhaps more accurately sentenced by their own Narrative. The most dangerous lie is the one which you tell others then wind up believing yourself. For many years the Western political elites not only espoused the “public lie”, but made certain that anyone who refused to repeat it was pilloried by the thought police. Like the Soviets they thought this solved the problem. But it only ensured that the spring would be wound — and wound past the breaking point — precisely where they could not see it strain.

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  127. Yoda says:

    Unhappy he is,

    The war of words between Donald Trump and ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox went nuclear yesterday when Fox suggested that Trump reminds him of Hitler.

    Probably strengthen Trump this will.
    “Having the right enemies” and all


  128. Spawny Get says:

    I’m not clear on whose wimminz are worse.I think that the younger generation are fucked if they’re not in the 1% (or whatever). And I have no interest in finding a woman myself. It’s going to take a huge shock to the system to turn things around. And here we have brexit and Trump who are the last spins of the wheel…

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  129. Yoda says:

    Cracking open another tinny.

    When a tyke I was,
    Father opened tons of kippers he did
    All children came running they did
    For difficult to miss the event it was

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  130. Yoda says:

    Recent European Immigration fiasco forces the tipping point of Brexit it did.
    Wonder what next it is…

    Liked by 1 person

  131. Spawny Get says:

    Financial catastrophuck is next. The huge tidal wave of debt sweeps all away. Investments wiped out. Pensions gone. Social state bankrupted.

    Still….never mind eh?

    Liked by 3 people

  132. SFC Ton says:

    Chicks dig Fascist’s so yea that is good spin for Trump

    Liked by 3 people

  133. Spawny Get says:

    Italy’s banks are rumoured to be on the brink of collapse.

    Liked by 1 person

  134. SFC Ton says:

    Sorry the proper quote is;

    Every woman adores a Fascist,


  135. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    So a dictator can see his regime collapse in the time it takes to give a speech?
    That is comforting.

    Spawny Get,
    Are you saying, that unless women marry to wealth in the UK, they are up the creek?
    Daddy government can carry them only so far.

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  136. SFC Ton says:

    You’d have to define wealth Fuzzie. Most so called wealthy people would be fucked if the dollar/ Euro/ Pound collapsed etc

    Liked by 1 person

  137. Yoda says:

    Better to “do virtue” than to “wallow in virtue” it is

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  138. Farm Boy says:

    It looks like Blurkel’s post is past due. Perhaps the Patriarch can intervene

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  139. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    When Spawny linked this yesterday, I thought that someone in Calais might want to borrow the elephant and visit the migrants.

    Liked by 1 person

  140. Farm Boy says:

    The Oscars will soon start.
    Does anybody care?
    And if not, ask yourself why

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  141. Liz says:

    “And if not, ask yourself why”
    Because we’re not gay?

    Liked by 3 people

  142. Yoda says:

    Because up for award I am not.
    Unfortunate this is.
    For if win I did, denounce the lot of them I would

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  143. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    After seeing a few pictures from the last Grammys, the attractionis for women and the fashion. Grammy fashion did not appeal to me and it is very impractical. The Academy Awards must be more of the same.

    Should I interpret gay as being applied to women? While they are outwardly heterosexual, they do demostrafe conflicting interest.

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  144. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    You just showed us that there is a method to their madness. No wonder they don’t want you there. If it makes you feel any better, they don’t want me there either.

    Liked by 1 person

  145. Spawny Get says:

    Blurkel’s post is live. A most promising title…

    Liked by 2 people

  146. Yoda says:

    A pacifist he supposed once was,

    Boomer presidential election cycle, can we dare to hope that this will be our last? ABC News reports this morning that Bernie Sanders, who is vying to become the Democratic nominee for Commander in Chief, filed for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War.


  147. Yoda says:

    Life under Bernie like this it would be,

    the vanity and horror of Venezuelan socialism:

    A couple of years ago, the then minister of education admitted that the aim of the regime’s policies was “not to take the people out of poverty so they become middle class and then turn into escuálidos” (a derogatory term to denote opposition members). In other words, the government wanted grateful, dependent voters, not prosperous Venezuelans.

    As noted many times, the left’s self-imagined radicals have little to gain from successful, independent people. Because success and independence – independence of them – makes you the enemy.

    And Thomas Sowell on socialist thinking as sleight-of-hand:

    Free college of course has an appeal to the young, especially those who have never studied economics. But college cannot possibly be free. It would not be free even if there was no such thing as money… Those young people who understand this, whether clearly or vaguely, are not likely to be deterred from wanting socialism. Because what they really want is for somebody else to pay for their decision to go to college.

    British readers may recall the student rioting of 2010, during which students took thuggish umbrage at the thought of being expected to pay for their own choices, like adults, albeit with generous credit, and while depicting themselves as “slaves.” A bold choice of words for people so engorged with entitlement that they assume an unassailable right to other people’s earnings. Stripped of its threats and theatrical pretensions, the students’ message was: “I don’t think the degree course I’ve chosen is worth paying for and yet I refuse to do without, therefore someone else should be forced to pay for it instead.”

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  148. Farm Boy says:

    Poverty according to Bernie,

    If you happen to see an older white gentleman walking down the road, cursing the asphalt, with a shovel lobbed over his shoulder, it’s probably Bernie Sanders. After picking up endorsements from local politicians in Michigan, the Vermont senator should have been basking in the spate of wins he racked up on Super Saturday. Instead, the Democratic presidential candidate managed to dig himself even further into a trench during a Sunday evening debate in Flint.

    “When you are white, you don’t know what its like to be living in a ghetto,” Senator Sanders asserted. “You don’t know what it’s like to be poor.”


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