Successful Cluelessness


Previously, there was this post about perhaps the most important criteria of choosing a wife — that is, that she has a clue.

I have noticed lots of clueless people out there, not just women.  I noticed this when I was a child.  I wondered how the whole system works with so many clueless people out and about.

Here is perhaps part of the answer, at least from the economic perspective.  Businesses need to sell products to customers (who can be discerning); furthermore they need to make a profit.  Owners and managers ideally should be driven to make this all happen, by paying attention, considering better ways to do things, by looking hard to find efficiency improvements.

Often a result of all of this are some rules and processes, ones that if followed, get the job done.   Furthermore, employees that may be clueless in a larger sense can follow them. If they don’t follow the boss/rules, they can go try to find their next job.

Through all of this, the clueless can be productive.

Closing question: can the clueless be productive under communism?

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56 comments on “Successful Cluelessness
  1. BuenaVista says:

    The *intelligent* cannot be productive under communism, if by productive you mean reasonably approaching one’s utility function potential. The clueless offer the utility function of beggars. I suppose some people take pleasure in seeing parasites beneath them in the economic pecking order, or in the dispensing of unearned reward.

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  2. BuenaVista says:

    While I was writing checks for expensive stuff far from home, I did notice this expert merchandiser: Spoke to the owner, and he informs me that he is the 4th generation running the joint.

    Outboards and jon boats are just out of frame:

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  3. A big part of my job is in using IT to make it possible for mostly clueless people to be somewhat productive. Unfortunately, the clueless people population I work with is in healthcare, which is why my first admonition to people is, “Don’t get sick.”

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  4. So much of what goes on today seems to have the goal of infantilizing huge segments of the population. It can’t be for a good reason.

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  5. Farm Boy says:

    As for infanrilization, many people welcome being infantilized.

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  6. Farm Boy says:

    And then there is the problem of people being taught that they are skilled at critical thinking, when they are nothing of the sort

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  7. @FB

    People want to be coddled without it appearance of being coddling; instead the “delicate geniuses” or “truly deserving” are just being handled with kid gloves because of their special-ness.

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  8. Ame says:

    OT – my Beloved Niece is pregnant! (AND she’s married!!!) i’m SOOOOOOOO excited!!!

    and more OT … was wondering just the other day if wedding showers will become a thing of the past … what do couples need wedding gifts for if they’ve been living together and already have everything? “Poundings” are pretty much extinct (https://oureverydaylife.com/ideas-for-a-pounding-gift-12530017.html).

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  9. Farm Boy says:

    Another thing that is oddly not encouraged is “common sense”

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  10. earl says:

    ‘can the clueless be productive under communism?’

    Only if they are leading it.

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  11. Adam says:

    Roissy has been booted of wordpress. This is a black day, my friends.

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  12. Adam says:

    off, goddammit.

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  13. Ame says:

    BV – every time i see a tall, thin, athletic woman with beautiful hair now, i think, “There’s a BV girl!”

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  14. Farm Boy says:

    It’s hard to pinpoint when this trend erupted, although looking at the widely admired Michelle Obama might be a worthwhile starting point. In 2007, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote about wincing “when Michelle Obama chides her husband as a mere mortal.” In Michelle’s words, “‘For some reason this guy still can’t manage to put the butter up when he makes toast, secure the bread so that it doesn’t get stale, and his 5-year-old is still better at making the bed than he is.’” Oh, and Barack didn’t put his dirty socks in the laundry

    https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/09/dear-wives-publicly-criticizing-husband-makes-look-horrible/

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  15. Farm Boy says:

    It’s gotten so bad that yesterday Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes said the company is “far too big. It’s far too powerful. And most importantly, its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is not accountable.” NBC News quotes Hughes saying that he doesn’t think Zuckerberg can “fix” Facebook. “I think only government can — by making the market more competitive, by breaking it up, and by creating these privacy restrictions.”

    https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/zuckerberg-is-under-fire-but-any-attempt-to-remove-him-from-facebook-is-doomed/

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  16. Cill says:

    “I have noticed lots of clueless people out there, not just women. I noticed this when I was a child.”

    Same here. My dad once disciplined me for telling my mum she was dumb if she thought Santa’s reindeer could fly. They haven’t got big chest muscles to power their wings downwards, and special back muscles to lift them up ready for the next flap. I think I was about 8 at which age I had butchered deer and knew their muscles (meat) and what they were for.

    They have big muscles for running which is absolutely dumb (I pointed out) as it is useless weight when you don’t need to run fast when you can fly. AND they have heavy bones when they need hollow bones like birds. AND they have a stupid big neck way too heavy for flying. And anyway Santa’s sleigh didn’t even have a helium balloon to hold it up while the reindeer pulled it. By then I was so pissed off having to explain all this, and I could tell she was trying not to laugh at me, so I told mum she really was dumb.

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    Stop making sense

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    A school has renamed a Mother’s Day stall to avoid upsetting any children without a mother.

    Brunswick East Primary School in Melbourne will call the stand an ‘appreciation stall’ instead.

    In previous years, the school has hosted a fundraising stall where children could buy Mother’s Day merchandise such as mugs, trinkets, candles and soaps.

    But staff have decided to change it because some families were offended – and now children can buy gifts for any special person in their life.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7004335/School-renames-Mothers-Day-not-offend-kids-without-mother.html

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  19. Farm Boy says:

    Pastor Doug Wilson explains in the introduction to his book Reforming Marriage that if a husband is godly he will have a happy marriage. Conversely, if the husband follows Pastor Wilson’s instructions but the wife still isn’t happy, this is an indication that the man is a hypocrite

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/he-lost-his-faith-in-fake-christianity/

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  20. Farm Boy says:

    Ironically, those rainbow flags you see flying outside some churches proudly announcing “We welcome all!” are not appealing to the very people they are intended to attract. It’s the churches that so many on the left mistakenly and irresponsibly accuse of “hating the gays” that are actually where many gay people find what they’re really looking for.

    People seeking Christ are not looking for a scripture-denying church. They want the real thing, not in spite of it making real demands upon them and teaching the scriptures as they are, but very likely because of it.

    https://pushingrubberdownhill.com/2019/05/10/friday-hawt-chicks-links-the-okay-edition/#more-5128

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  21. Cheque d'Out says:

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  22. SFC Ton says:

    dumb if she thought Santa’s reindeer could fly. They haven’t got big chest muscles to power their wings downwards, and special back muscles to lift them up ready for the next flap.
    …….

    Of course they can fly. It’s called magic!

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  23. Cheque d'Out says:

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  24. mgtowhorseman says:

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/careers/management/article-men-in-leadership-roles-may-be-incompetent-but-can-we-all-detect-it/

    ‘If that isn’t provocative enough, Prof. Chamorro-Premuzic, who is also chief talent scientist at Manpower Group, suggests the underrepresentation of women in leadership ranks is not because of their lack of ability or motivation, but due to our inability to detect incompetence in men. “When men are considered for leadership positions, the same traits that predict their downfall are commonly mistaken – even celebrated – as signs of leadership potential or talent. “

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  25. mgtowhorseman says:

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-cuba-launches-widespread-rationing-in-face-of-crisis/

    You know you are truly fucked when you rely on Venezuala for aid.

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    The University of Iowa has earmarked over $2.7 million for its Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for this fiscal year. The budget, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix, spans nearly 70 different activities and spending categories

    https://www.thecollegefix.com/this-university-will-spend-nearly-3-million-on-diversity-this-year-alone/

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  27. Farm Boy says:

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—An extensive study revealed that the majority of liberals define the term “alt-right” as meaning anybody who is politically to the right of Joseph Stalin. The study involved thousands of hours of focus-testing, surveying, and reaction-based observational studies on liberals from all over urban centers and liberal hotspots across the United States.

    The term “alt-right” came into heavy use during the 2016 presidential election but has caused confusion. All kinds of people, from members of the Ku Klux Klan to liberal Democrats who happen to have a conservative friend, have been labeled “alt-right.” Some have guessed that the term simply means someone who listens to Pearl Jam while reading books on free-market economics by authors like Thomas Sowell. Others have found no difference between the term “alt-right” and other labels commonly used by leftists such as “Nazi” and “bigot.”

    Seeking to clarify what liberals mean when they use the term “alt-right,” experts began the arduous task of interviewing thousands of members of the political left.

    In one test, the subjects were shown a series of photographs of individuals of varying political leanings. The images included Ben Shapiro, Bill Cosby, Martha Stewart, Chris Pratt, Marlon Brando, Telly from Sesame Street, Ernest P. Worrell, Jordan B. Peterson, Guile from Street Fighter 2, Rachel Maddow, Colonel Sanders, and Alf. This test proved to be the most helpful as every single photograph was unanimously labeled “alt-right” by the test subject. That is, all of them except for one: Communist revolutionary and leader of the Soviet Union Joseph Stalin. For Stalin, most subjects responded, “That’s some person who did some stuff. I’m sure he’s fine.”

    The rigorous testing sent many of the test subjects into an out-of-control frenzy, unable to snap out of an endless loop of repeatedly shouting, “That’s alt-right!” One report recorded a man who ran around the building bellowing, “That’s alt-right! And he’s alt-right! And those things on the wall are alt-right! And the clouds look alt-right! And that lady and her dog are both alt-right!” The man soon began foaming at the mouth and was hospitalized.

    https://babylonbee.com/news/liberals-clarify-alt-right-means-everyone-to-the-right-of-stalin

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  28. Farm Boy says:


    “Last time, we discussed the psychopathic state representative from PA, Brian SIms, who bravely bullied and harassed an elderly woman quietly praying outside of a Planned Parenthood facility and who courageously called for the doxing of some teenaged girls who were likewise praying and protesting. But the icing on the cake here is that the reason we know this is not because he was caught on a security cam or somebody else recorced his anger management issues on a phone camera, but because Sims filmed his own bullying and posted it to his Facebook account. I don’t know if it’s still there after his weak-ass non-apology apology, but he was obviously proud of his bullying behavior and wanted to share it with the rest of the world. Hooray for me, look at me yelling an old woman, and creepily stalking a couple of teen-aged girls, aren’t I wonderful? Now, I hate lots of things, but how does one become so deranged by hatred that you come to believe that such obviously abhorrent behavior is praiseworthy? It reminds of that guy about two three years ago, I no longer have the links, who worked himself himself into a frothing rage over Chick-Fil-A’s owner’s defense of traditional marriage, and who then got in his car and cruised up to a Chick-Fil-A drive-up window sporting his huge mad-on and started railing at whoever tried to take his order. And we know this because, like Sims, he recorded his abusive behavior on his phone and posted it to social media, and it went viral. But again, why would you want others to see such shameful behavior? Fortunately, because his video went viral, some righteous justice came back at him: the idiot lost his job, and then when he tried to get a new one, a prospective employer investigated his social media profile, found out that the guy was a completely d*ck, and refused to hire him. Now even though Brian Sims is a human cockroach unfit for polite company, much less being the member of any elective body, I don’t think he’ll get much blowback. His position as an elected official makes him pretty well protected. I notice that no other Democrat has stepped up to condemn him, probably because what he did is something they secretly want to do themselves, but haven’t become degenerate enough to do so. There’s a protest scheduled and calls for him to resign, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Because a course of action like that requires shame, but that’s something that Sims doesn’t seem possess in abundance.”

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/381218.php

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  29. Farm Boy says:

    Human beings have a natural inclination towards Communism. Children naturally want to share and to treat others as equals. Things like racism, sexism, and the cutthroat competitive nature of working life under capitalism do not come naturally, and have to be taught to people.

    — Clara Sorrenti???? (@ClaraSorrenti) March 2, 2019

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  30. Farm Boy says:

    The disparity between the news and reality has become so great that it is news in itself. You only have to turn on the TV or pick up whatever you use for a newspaper to find out that America is in a crisis, and you only have to turn the TV off or put the newspaper down to bring that crisis to an end. American journalists and Democrats — but I repeat myself — are now engaged in creating a fantasy world in hopes it will supplant the reality they can no longer bear.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/47031/klavan-narrative-descends-crisis-america-does-fine-andrew-klavan

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  31. Farm Boy says:

    Thomas Homan, the former acting director for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), eviscerated Democratic lawmakers who oppose the president’s border efforts.

    “Look, I’ve been saying for months: Congress doesn’t care,” Homan said Friday on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “Look, I think their resistance to Trump … they want to see the president fail on the number one campaign promise. I said it many times. They’re putting their hatred of this president above their responsibilities to secure this border.”

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/05/10/ice-director-democrats-border/

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  32. SFC Ton says:

    Libertarian philosophy univserally applied would be the death of the West.

    I hate stupid was do gooders and they fall into that category too

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  33. SFC Ton says:

    This woman should be impaled in the public square but instead the pussy pass kicks in

    https://people.com/crime/woman-accused-trying-drown-newborn-mcdonalds-toilet-no-more-jail-time/

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  34. Ame says:

    Human beings have a natural inclination towards Communism. Children naturally want to share and to treat others as equals. Things like racism, sexism, and the cutthroat competitive nature of working life under capitalism do not come naturally, and have to be taught to people.

    — Clara Sorrenti???? (@ClaraSorrenti) March 2, 2019

    LOL! really? children naturally want to share? ever been in a group of 3 year olds and ask one to give their toy to another child?! lol!

    my Oldest, from the time she could walk, would stand and observe a group of children before playing … she was determining who the ‘leader’ was so she could oust them and take over b/c she wanted to be the leader!

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  35. Ame says:

    Pastor Doug Wilson explains in the introduction to his book Reforming Marriage that if a husband is godly he will have a happy marriage. Conversely, if the husband follows Pastor Wilson’s instructions but the wife still isn’t happy, this is an indication that the man is a hypocrite

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/05/10/he-lost-his-faith-in-fake-christianity/

    well … since Adam was sooo effective controlling Eve . . . . .

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  36. Adam says:

    well … since Adam was sooo effective controlling Eve . . . . .

    Leave me alone. It was a long time ago and I was drunk at the time.

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  37. Farm Boy says:

    A woman like Jazzmin Fry, who was so oppressed that when she stabbed a complete stranger – a man – with one of her stilettos for literally no reason, she only had to pay a $250 fine as punishment. Her conviction wasn’t even recorded outside of the press.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/47087/woman-privilege-woman-pays-just-250-fine-stabbing-ashe-schow

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  38. mgtowhorseman says:

    Long slow clap brother.

    Thread winner of the week goes to Adam.

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  39. Farm Boy says:

    Labour’s Mr Khan was left off the guest list by the Monarch, despite announcing he would be happy to meet the American. Mr Khan’s spokesman, Jonathan Weisgard, told Newsweek: “The mayor has not been invited to the state banquet.” Invitations were sent to Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who both declined to attend.

    Mr Khan and Mr Trump have clashed on numerous occasions in the run-up to the President’s second state visit, the first being last year.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1122903/sadiq-khan-donald-trump-state-visit-queen-elizabeth-ii-buckignham-palace-june

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  40. Cheque d'Out says:

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  41. Ame says:

    Leave me alone. It was a long time ago and I was drunk at the time.

    lol!

    duly noted! 🙂

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  42. Ame says:

    just read dalrock’s post on the doug wilson thing. every time i read something like that i’m sooo thankful i pulled us out of church when i did and separated God from church and church people. my girls would be a total mess right now after all they’ve been thru if i’d forced them to remain in church and believe such drivel. i would love to find a church that simply preaches the bible, but i will never trust another pastor ever again.

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  43. Ame says:

    these birds are funnee!

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  44. Liz says:

    LOL! really? children naturally want to share? ever been in a group of 3 year olds and ask one to give their toy to another child?! lol!

    Yeah…I doubt Clara has children. If she does she must not spend any time at all with them.

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  45. Ame says:

    for the pilots:

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  46. mgtowhorseman says:

    For those interested in my herd.

    The rain finally let up enough to introduce Teddy to the rest of the herd. He and Potato are going to have to work out who is boss.

    Freeze at 11 seconds. Left to right
    Teddy Percheron Appie cross
    Tinkerbell Belgian
    Hallie Percheron (27 years old)
    Potato Percheron Andulusian cross

    Running around is Tucker my Arabian Appie cross.

    For size they range from Tucker at 15-2 to Hallie at 19-1 (77 inches at the shoulder)

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  47. Ame says:

    i enjoyed that , Horseman … and listening to the Canadian accents, too 🙂

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  48. SFC Ton says:

    I’m not sure I have ever felt the Almighty indoors, expect watching my kids and grandkids were dropped.

    In the deer stand, on my bike, in the ring, with a bar on my back. in firefights on the ocean but can’t recall ever in a church

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  49. b g says:

    Ame

    LOL, c’mon Kid, a Texican talking about a Canuck accent ;-D

    Okay,t we are a somewhat wider country, with numerous regional accents. Google Newfoundland accents if you really want to be some confused you bet ;-D

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  50. Ame says:

    lol, BG!

    i find accents fascinating. i tend to adapt to the accents where ever i am, but it took me a looong time to even be able to imitate a Texan accent after i moved here in the early 80’s. i don’t think i have a strong texas accent, but my Husband sure does! it’s very sexy 🙂

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