Looking In All The Wrong Places


From here,

Investigators find white supremacy, radical Islam materials in Gilroy shooter’s home. I can imagine, by the way, a really toxic blend of Islamism, white supremacy, and anti-feminism taking hold among a lot of young, marginalized men, given how they’re treated in today’s society.

FB stated,

For its entire history, the US has been awash in firearms. But in the past, even recent past, mass shootings were not common. Yet in the past 20 years, they have become somewhat common. Is there a common thread? Well, except for the Islam based shootings, it seems that they were mostly by mentally disturbed young men. But this is being ignored.

Of course the left want to take guns away in order to make the population more compliant, these incidents are useful in that regard they believe;  but that is not what this post is about.  Rather it asks the question as to where these disaffected young men come from in today’s world.  The emphasis is on “today’s”.  What is different now compared to before?

Some professionals (hopefully unbiased) should dig into all of the recent cases and attempt to figure out what might be behind it.  There might be some resistance, as wailing about guns is too much fun.  Furthermore, many suspect where such an analysis might lead, and do not want that discussed in the open.

We can speculate though.  Probably it all starts when the fellas being boys, and surely not being popular, not fitting in well.  This is no doubt worse than it was 50 or 100 years ago, as children were a bit more attuned to the world then, as their parents situation probably drove home to them.  As such, they were probably less prone to ridicule of boys who might not fit in particularly well.  In the olden days, as boys matured they were expected to get a job and start making money.  Young women were attracted to this at the time.  The better they did at work, the better woman they could attract.  So there was marriage soon enough for many.  All of this resulted in acceptance by their peers and most importantly, sex.  Furthermore there were lots of community organizations to be part of, churches, fraternal organizations, etc. leading to more acceptance by their peers.

Fast forward to today.  Boys often grow up with incessant ridicule in school.  They are ignored/disrespected by the teachers/school.  Maybe they can get a job upon graduation, but where does that lead?  In the late teens and twenties the sex drive in men is strong.  Maybe the relieve themselves to pr0n, but that is a solitary affair, leading to more isolation and frustration.  Perhaps they try to interact with women, but it doesn’t go well.  They can see the unfairness of it all, these women by virtue of just existing (not by work/virtue/effort) have this power over them which they wield mercilessly (from the fella’s perspective).  It is pretty easy to see how things might go south fast with these young men.

Exit question: if guns in the US were confiscated, how easy would it be to import the European technique of “Big Vehicle Moving Fast In A Crowded Area”?

 

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77 comments on “Looking In All The Wrong Places
  1. h0neyc0mb says:

    Children learn coping mechanisms from their parents.

    Even those parents don’t have a full set of coping mechanisms .. usually. But they learned’em from their folks. Imperfect as they were.

    So add single mommy-ism and her (lack of) coping mechanisms and bam .. young men without real coping skills.

    Also schools don’t allow fighting or spankings anymore. In addition real recess and manly sports aren’t allowed in school anymore.

    Add a good amount of incel / gamma men with access to guns .. and no adult supervision ..

    It’s almost like magic except it was baked into the cake as a desired outcome.

    The mass shootings will continue until morale improves .. 😉

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  2. horsemanbombadil says:

    Who needs women when you have aircraft porn

    http://themachloop.com/index.php/mach-loop-viewing-locations/

    Where is The Loop?

    The Mach Loop is a series of valleys in a loop in Wales, between Machynlleth in the south and the Cross Foxes Inn / Dinas Mawddwy in the north.

    The Mach loop gets its name from the town of Machynlleth, bordering the southern edge of the LFA. The Loop is used as a training area and aircraft get as low as 250 feet (76 metres) at speeds of up to 450knots (518MPH). This means that aircraft can actually fly beneath you through the valleys.

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  3. BuenaVista says:

    That is super beautiful, Horseman. Thank you.

    A C-130 buzzed me once in the Shenandoah Valley (VA) — from underneath. I was doing about 75 mph in a J-3 (Piper Cub) with the door open. Wife noticed.

    Seems like a good locale in which to buy a two-room stone cottage.

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  4. Farm Boy says:

    We have risen a generation of men who clearly do not know how to be in the world, we have armed them with violent games, ultra feminist mothers, we have made it impossible for a boy to now pay a simple compliment to a fellow student or a colleague at work, our world has made it clear that the white men is the evil doer of all time, you demonize Trump and call for his execution and impeachment on daily basis, you even had Kathy Griffin on national TV with his head cut off as a mannequin… and then you wonder why you have an army of young white men feeling so much rage

    https://www.anyapechko.com/blog/w2877f6ta6ggq2kzv3o1umg4cknmdx

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  5. Farm Boy says:

    Post reporters William Wan and Lindsey Bever point to a study that found that 25 percent of “shooters” had been diagnosed with a mental illness. But this leaves open the question of how many had never been diagnosed (or had been misdiagnosed).

    Suppose a shooter hasn’t been diagnosed with a mental illness, but after the fact police find writings that strongly point to psychosis. Is it proper to conclude, for purposes of a study, that this person is not mentally ill? Of course not

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/08/washington-post-glibly-dismisses-mental-illness-as-cause-of-mass-shootings.php

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  6. BuenaVista says:

    Regarding the OP, the social fabric is rent. In prior decades everybody knew when some asshole was walking around, dangerous. Today social relations are a) so atomized, and b) so governed by bureaucratic rules and procedures, that no one intercedes. I’m sure the way these issues used to be handled is today (or was then) illegal. But they were handled, and neither the bad guys nor society suffered.

    It wasn’t even discussed, mentioned publicly. It was just obvious. Even UMC pacifist academic neighborhoods like the one I grew up in — exclusively left wing — didn’t give a moment’s thought to saying, “Someone needs to do something about George, he has a screw loose … etc.” and they did.

    Perhaps it was because 80% of men at that time had spent time in the military and were accustomed to dealing with wackjobs, or because all the adults had grown up in the scarcity of the Depression and wartime for 20 years, or because even liberals knew that the social equilibrium was precious, or because there simply weren’t single mom households (there was one in my childhood, 0-16 years old), or because *everyone* belonged to various civic voluntary associations (church, scouts, Kiwanis), or …

    The social fabric now is knit by screens.

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  7. Farm Boy says:

    He pointed to research showing that boys without fathers fare worse than boys with fathers on more than 70 different metrics.

    “They’re much more likely to drink, much more likely to do drugs, much more likely to be depressed, much more likely to be suicidal, much more likely to be violent, much more likely to be in prison,” Mr. Farrell said. “And they’re also much more likely to commit mass shootings.”

    http://amp.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/27/mass-shooters-absent-fathers-link-ignored-anti-gun

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  8. BuenaVista says:

    Now, the big move is to enable Red Flag laws.

    Well, as a divorced man who was accused of grievous personal failings and then later also accused of grotesque abuse of my own son — all to stir the machinery of Family Court and the CPS octopus, all to transfer the core elements of my life to a former spouse — this is going to be a nightmare for single men. There will be zero due process and politicians and women will love it, because (oddly!) no one ever accuses a female of being unstable, a “time bomb”, “scary”, mentally unbalanced.

    And people wonder why an 8-ball of meth costs less than a cup of coffee. (Street price today, including dealer margin, is now $0.60.)

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  9. BuenaVista says:

    If they pass this Red Flag stuff, no divorced or single man will dare to talk to a doctor or counselor. They’ll just retreat further. Doctors already ask about firearms in the house, routinely, overbearing teachers already ask children what Daddy has at home, police, if the conversation lasts more than two minutes, ask a single guy about his mental state. Buying your child a BB gun is now a red flag that mothers and the machinery exploit.

    When a female senior officer with responsibility for some aspect of our nuclear weapons protocol can make dozens of false accusations, as she did, “Just accuse him of being too dangerous to own a .22” will be as automatic in divorce and custody disputes as “He was abusive!” is today. Where I live, if one does not have a CCW, one still needs a “Permit to Acquire” to buy a handgun. So the sheriff already has a list with 30% of the men in the county who probably own weapons. This red flag initiative is a back door to indiscriminate confiscation.

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  10. Farm Boy says:

    This red flag initiative is a back door to indiscriminate confiscation.

    That could be.

    Kind of like with abortions and “health risk to the mother”. The Doctor never says no.

    The person assessing the supposed red flag will never say no

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  11. Farm Boy says:

    Liz’ long lost evil twin

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  12. If they pass this Red Flag stuff, no divorced or single man will dare to talk to a doctor or counselor. They’ll just retreat further.

    Every year at work we are forced to take a “wellness” survey. At least a third of the questions are “mental health” related. “Does feeling sad or “blue” affect your ability to get you work done in a timely fashion?” “How often?” “Do you ever feel frustrated at work?” “How often?” Only idiot males would ever answer in the affirmative.

    On the other hand, women are encouraged to feel their feelings, but men aren’t allowed to have a “bad day” because even in IT our workforce is > 50% women, so mumbling a sotto voce, “WTF?” would get you hauled in to HR for creating a hostile work environment or making a women feel “unsafe”.

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  13. Liz says:

    Liz’ long lost evil twin

    Or me…if I don’t get my coffee and then miss a nap. 😆

    Every year at work we are forced to take a “wellness” survey.
    Military did the same. I once (stupidly) put “a little” (or some such) as an answer to the question, “Do you feel stressed?” I’ll never do that again. I was inundated with calls for a while, and mail requesting I make an appointment with a counselor. If they want you to say everything is swell on those questionnaires they probably shouldn’t ask about stress right after another move in the middle of the school year. Asinine.
    The hospital requires nurses “counsel” the patient about alcohol, depression, smoking.
    Counseling goes: Do you smoke? Oh, you shouldn’t do that. Do you drink? Oh, not too much now…Are you depressed? Okay (check)
    It’s all part of the billing process, and I think it’s obligatory federal law (but it might be state…pretty sure it’s federal since they do the same for Medicare and Tricare patients)
    That’s a computer trail, if the government ever wanted to grab it.
    Says right in the healthcare form they were “counseled”.

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  14. Liz says:

    We were at the hardware store in town yesterday, and some guys were complaining about the heat and humidity. One of them said, “Can’t wait for it to snow”.
    Dude.

    (it’s perfect here….I’d say if God has a thermostat set to “perfect weather” it’s pegged there right now)

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  15. Larry G says:

    “We were at the hardware store in town yesterday, and some guys were complaining about the heat and humidity. One of them said, “Can’t wait for it to snow”.”

    You’ll get used to the loose wingnuts eventually, Liz. Probably the same morons who take the “Express Toll lane” on highway 36 from Boulder to Denver

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  16. RichardP says:

    He pointed to research showing that boys without fathers fare worse than boys with fathers on more than 70 different metrics.

    The law of entropy / 2nd Law of Thermodynamics states (generally), that – without energy from outside the system – the system tends to go from a higher state of organization to a lower state. Loosely stated, the natural tendency of the universe is toward chaos.

    Boundaries, when enforced, are what keep order from descending into chaos.

    The ladies have been known to enforce boundaries that pertain to theirselves, but not elsewhere. Men tend to enforce boundaries on their person and across the world. I think this distinction re. setting and enforcing boundaries explains much of the deficit in boys and girls when they are raised without a father. 1.) they live with more chaos as a result of poorly-defined and enforced boundaries in households without a father present (there are exceptions), and; 2) they do not get to see on a daily basis the setting and enforcement of boundaries that those raised with a father get to see (again, there are exceptions).

    We have two cocker spaniels. They have a bowl of dry food that is constantly filled. But once a day they get a can of dog food. Whenever I start the process to open the cans of dog food, the dogs are immediately at my feet. And just as immediately, I order them in a stern tone to “back up” (across the kitchen to a rug they sit on and wait). I have no intention of turning and tripping over the dogs and breaking bones or worse because of it. I insist that they may not be at my feet while I am fixing my food, or any other. My wife? Year after year, whining and moaning and grumbling as she constantly turns and trips over the dogs who are at her feet. Years of telling her “just say ‘back up’ and the problem is solved” has had no effect on her. Only after she has tripped a time or two will she utter a feeble “back up”. Which the dogs obey for a nano-second, and then they are right back under her feet. And she allows it – at least until she trips again.

    The dogs behave one way in the presence of one who sets and enforces boundaries. And my life is the better for it. They dogs behave in a completely different way in the presence of one who sets and enforces boundaries only feebly, or not at all. I have long thought that that is the perfect example of why boys and girls raisd in a home with a father usually have an entirely different life as adults than those raised in a home without a father. There are exceptions, since some women can set and enforce boundaries. But that is not the norm.

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  17. Liz says:

    Heh, I was just walking our dogs with one of our boys this morning and have a related anecdote.
    We have two dogs, and one is mild tempered, the other becomes like Cujo in the presence of another (stranger) dog. It’s a pain.
    This morning my son had the “Cujo” one, and I had the mild mannered one. A neighbor was walking her dog in the opposite direction. Their paths crossed. I was waiting and…our little yipper just kept walking. He didn’t even do as much as the other mild mannered one I had, who kind of went in the direction of the other dog to sniff.
    So I mentioned the change in behavior and he said, “Yeah, the first time I walked him he tried that, but I picked him up and sternly let him know he wasn’t allowed to do that”. Never happened again.

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  18. Farm Boy says:

    Evan Sayet explained that conservatives are so happy and leftists are so miserable because capitalists need friends and socialists need enemies.

    “One reason conservatives are so happy and [l]efists are so miserable is that capitalists need friends,” wrote Evan Sayet. “They need business partners and investors, trading partners and customers so satisfied they come back again and again.

    “The socialist needs enemies,” Sayet went on. “There must be people who hate him and oppress him. If he’s not hated and oppressed then socialism doesn’t exist.

    “If he [the socialist] can’t find any such hatred, he’s forced to make it up,” Sayet continued. “‘Dog whistles’ – he knows what you’re REALLY saying – and ‘micro-aggressions’ are all invented nonsense because this ‘oppression’ simply MUST be true or else there’s no socialist movement (and no free things.)”

    Sayet concluded: “The socialist doesn’t need to work well with others because he doesn’t work. What he needs is an excuse to justify his theft.”

    https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/michael-morris/comedian-why-conservatives-are-so-happy-leftists-so-miserable-socialists-need

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  19. Farm Boy says:

    Who knew?

    We watched all 10 of his feature-length films and counted how many lines of dialogue were spoken by male and female characters in each…
    The data show clearly that men have gotten the majority of dialogue in Tarantino’s films.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/time-magazine-counted-the-number-of-lines-women-get-in-tarantino-films-for-some-reason/

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  20. We still have plenty around the house so this is a great hack for us.

    https://survivallife.com/make-candle-out-crayon/

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  21. Who knew?

    Who cares?

    I know, I know. “You will be made to care.”

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  22. Pretty sure Nora Ephron movies are all women talking. Boy, that really gets my knickers in a twist.

    Death to Nora Ephron’s rabid misandry!!!

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  23. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9649865/rookie-cop-kills-woman-shoots-dog/

    Jeebuz, is that cop fatally allergic to animal dander or something?

    That should be the end that distinguished career.

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  24. Farm Boy says:

    Cosmo Writer Stages Her Own Brave Counter-Action in the #Resistance, Telling a White Man Who Offered to Help Her Get Her Luggage Down from the Overhead Rack to Screw Off

    And then she rushed to, get this, twitter to collect her Emotional Validation Coupons.

    http://ace.mu.nu/archives/382698.php

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  25. Farm Boy says:

    Hollywood Film Depicts Trump Supporters Being Hunted for Sport by Liberals.

    The same ones who are now telling Trump supporters to give up their guns

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/hollywood-film-depicts-trump-supporters-being-hunted-for-sport-by-liberals/

    https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/338375/

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  26. Farm Boy says:

    The left wants to discount the role of mental disturbance in mass shootings. By doing so, it can keep all of the focus on guns and “white supremacy.”

    In addition, allowing mental disturbance to enter the conversation might lead to a discussion of family breakdown and loss of religious faith. The left wants to steer clear of that discussion at all costs.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/08/mental-illness-and-mass-murder.php

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  27. Farm Boy says:

    From the article it is clear that what really bothers feminists is not that men fear being victimized by the #MeToo witch hunt, but that #MeToo is recognized as victimizing men:

    “#MeToo’d” is a phrase that keeps coming up in my conversations with college women and femmes. They claim to have heard college men use it in excess and in a defensive manner when describing the “threat of being accused of sexual assault.” (“You wouldn’t want to get #MeToo’d, make sure you don’t get #MeToo’d.”) It even has its own Urban Dictionary entry, which defines the slang term as “when a woman ruins your life by accusing you of sexual assault or sexual harassment, without any evidence or [past] the time that any evidence could be collected.” This phrase is hugely problematic, as it steers the conversation away from women and their bodies and onto men and their feelings.

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/hoes-mad/

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  28. horsemanbombadil says:

    Rich

    Try it with 1500 or 2000 lb of horse.
    Other day I was leaning on the fence talking to some people and Potato reached over and rubbed me with his lips wanting attention.

    WACK!

    My hand flew so fast across his snout the lady squeked. Opened the gate and made him back up about ten feet. I’m 6-1 and I was staring at his chest, his head high. No words just slamming my chest into his. (Keep in mind my hardest punch would be a love tap to him)

    Walked back out and the guy said what was that all about Ive seen him nuzzle you before as the lady gave me stink eye.

    “Before I let him in, we were bonding. That time he wanted attention and invaded my space.
    That. Does. Not. Happen.
    The only thing that keeps you safe on the ground is their respect of your space, your rules.
    He walks into my space when calm because he wants to… What happens when he spooks at that scary plastic bag blowing in the yard and I am between him and escap)ng the monster?”

    Rules, boundaries are THE only thing keeping you safe.

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  29. horsemanbombadil says:

    You will be made to care.

    How.

    If I am just walking away.
    You assume you have power over me.
    As long as I dont need you, you have no power over me.
    If I dont interact with you I cant break your silly laws and go to jail, whatever.
    If I feed, clothe, house myself how do you make me do shit?

    I have no debt. I can fix everything I need. I have cash for literally years. My southern lot is owned free and clear, the house built for cash next year.

    Exactly how can you make me care.

    Money doesn’t buy happiness. Lack of indebtedness (money or dependence) buys freedom.

    P.s. doesnt take 2 million. A trade, a small house and 10 years of savings.

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  30. horsemanbombadil says:

    “It matters to you, it don’t matter to me.
    I lose 80, I get another 80. ”

    Walkens power comes from he doesn’t care if he loses
    Because he doesn’t NEED IT.

    Thats the only secret. Never be in a position where you NEED.
    If you can help it.

    (But really, there is another job out there, another woman, another town, hell other relatives.)

    Reduce your NEED.

    P.s. Yes Ton could snipe me from 100 yards out but I don’t NEED to cross him.

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  31. Farm Boy says:

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  32. horsemanbombadil says:

    How do you argue against this. Citizens came to help out other citizens?

    So when the next storm hits the out of towners will just stay home watching?

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  33. horsemanbombadil says:

    They really, truly do not want our help.

    Meh …. Ok.

    But but hurricane rebuilding, smoke jumpers, basic chivalry…..reeeeee.

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  34. RichardP says:

    @horseman said: Try it with 1500 or 2000 lb of horse.

    Yup.

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    The least shocking revelation about the El Paso mass shooting is that the culprit’s parents divorced eight years ago. He is yet another mass shooter among that many who did not live full time with his dad — a trend that appears to be especially strong among school shooters. If you expand the “mass shooter” category to include drug and gang-related violence in the inner city, the fatherless connection becomes even clearer

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/50357/walsh-yes-we-need-do-something-about-mass-matt-walsh

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    On Wednesday, Hollywood actress Rosanna Arquette, who bills herself as “resisting fascism on a daily basis” on Twitter, apparently decided to respond to the national conversation revolving around the evils of white supremacy by airing her profound guilt over being born as a white person, tweeting, “I’m sorry I was born white and privileged. It disgusts me. And I feel so much shame.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/50361/trump-hater-rosanna-arquette-my-being-born-white-hank-berrien

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  37. Farm Boy says:

    President Trump on the news the killer in Dayton was a pro-Antifa leftist: “I don’t blame Elizabeth Warren and I don’t blame Bernie Sanders in the case of Ohio, and I don’t blame anybody. …These are sick people, these are people that are really mentally ill, mentally disturbed.” pic.twitter.com/zUTHlunB5P

    — Trump War Room (@TrumpWarRoom) August 7, 2019

    [A big fan of Bernie and Pocahontas the shooter was]

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  38. Farm Boy says:

    “The biggest problem is, people making decisions, many times, don’t know what they’re looking for or how to find it,” “Then it becomes a matter of, ‘If I go with what’s popular, or what everybody else says is good, at least I’ll feel good about it and people won’t be able to second-guess me.’ Then it becomes easy to stay with what’s trendy, because there are enough good, trendy candidates that you’ll never run out. But that doesn’t always allow you to find the diamonds in the rough. My suggestion would be to have all these owners take a class in how to hire people.” Tony Dungy

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  39. BuenaVista says:

    My take on Rosanna Arquette, mentioned by The FB, which upset the timeline owner. (Caitlin Flanagan, in my opinion, has the best review of the new Tarentino movie. She threads the needle without spoiling the denouement. In The Atlantic.)

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  40. BuenaVista says:

    Horseman, two add’l interesting film clips. Thank you. I think Goodman is an extraordinary actor.

    [Agree with respect to Goodman I do]

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  41. Farm Boy says:

    This is probably not the best way to convince people to give up their firearms

    Fliers reading “Death Camps For Trump Supporters Now!!!” turned up at various locations throughout Long Island, N.Y., this week

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/fliers-reading-death-camps-for-trump-supporters-now-in-ny-were-the-work-of-a-shock-theater-group/

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  42. Farm Boy says:

    A Louisiana woman allegedly caught with meth hidden inside her vagina said she didn’t know where the drugs came from, police said.

    https://www.fox5atlanta.com/amp/national-news/woman-says-meth-found-hidden-inside-vagina-is-not-hers

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  43. BuenaVista says:

    Escalation is a central element in Horseman’s “Poolhall Junkies” clip. Money banter just sets up the “Oh yeah?” escalation dynamic in the dialogue.

    At the state park today (where I read, write and converse with Mr. Jim Beam) an athletic young man threatened me. (I had asked him to police up after his dog and put him on a leash, alas, had to be done in front of his girlfriend, who is hotter than Rosanna Arquette was in “Risky Business”.) IOW, he immediately escalated. I’m 35 years older than he, can’t run and my left hand’s no good. It was an interesting conversation, because I was watching how quickly it escalated, as though I were a third party to the conflict.

    Escalation is on my mind. There’s a trainee magistrate staying in this rooming house and we were talking about it the other night. I said that, with all the petty offenses traipsing through court, she needed to learn, Who escalated? Cop or miscreant? (Very often the cop.) A lot of people who get arrested for stupid shit are goaded into escalating by the cops.

    After he and his incredibly sexy gf finished their hike, he came back to continue intimidating me and I offered him a seat and a cigar. He declined the cigar but sat down. I had run his plates while he was hiking and mentioned I knew where he was from and what his name is, that he’s 26, etc. He still wanted to do his AMOG thing, and I said,

    “Look. Don’t confront, or escalate with, strangers. They may not be dumbasses.”

    “Like, you’re going to do anything to me.” He described me next in unflattering terms.

    “Like, I’ve been beaten up by professionals so I don’t give a fuck. And I might be armed.” Raised eyebrows. (I was not; don’t have carry privileges in Minnie-sew-tah.)

    He went on to give me my psychological profile. Tedious, but it told me he was embarrassed so had to get some more shots in. His gf is so hot I didn’t begrudge his being semi-out-of-control.

    Anyhow, it’s usually the idiots who escalate, in my experience. Could be wrong. Chazz Palmintieri (sic?) escalated with Walken and …. oops!

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  44. BuenaVista says:

    It’s a … pet peeve (har har) of mine when people bring their dogs to the park and applaud while the animals shit all over the place and run off leash. It’s a bad deal if you have little children and you want them to play in the grass, and not get knocked down by a poorly trained dog. So I always speak up. There are miles and miles of DNR land on which to run a dog.

    This is the second time in a week I’ve said something, and in both instances the pet-parent said, “What’s wrong with you? Are you okay?” (“Are you psycho because we’re not obeying the leash law and Buster is shitting bricks all over the park?”)

    Back in DC I would go for five mile runs every afternoon in a park and the dogs would be cut loose and run up and nip and jump, the owners would do the same, “How dare you!” act. So I just started taking the dogs collar and tags off, and heaving them, which generated outrage. I started to wear a little Beretta.25 (I wear one when I’m bicycling in the country) but backed off because I really wanted to use it. Which would have been escalation. Escalation: Bad.

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  45. Cheque d'Out says:

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  46. Farm Boy says:

    But… if every woman becomes a tattooed, debt-ridden humpty-dump, then men will have no other choice!

    Cheque mate!

    https://sigmaframe.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/marriage-was-intended-to-glorify-god/

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  47. Farm Boy says:

    In my profession I have seen two trends:

    An increase in female assaults where male bystanders have walked away rather than get involved.

    An increase in professional isolation of females as males disengage from mentorship and collaboration at all levels, even to the point of asking to be reassigned.

    Quotable ” I can recover from being fired for not being a team player much more easily than I can recover from being me-tooed.”

    The Kavanaugh hearings penetrated into the mainstream, focusing the mind of men who would never usually pay attention.

    If it can happen to someone at the apex of their profession on a woman’s word, it could destroy me.

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/hoes-mad/#comment-330715

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  48. Farm Boy says:

    For the writers at the Baltimore Sun, Presler’s visit simply “reinforces the tired image of our failing urban cores. That the poor people in this dilapidated city can’t take care of their own neighborhoods and all the public officials around them have failed as well.”

    “The bureaucratic, all-talk Democrats strike again. If a crowd of volunteers could clean up 12 tons of trash in 12 hours, how incompetent and helpless must Baltimoreans be if they can’t manage it in decades, right?”

    One would point out to the editorial board that this isn’t just a “tired image” but a reality of the fact that Democratic policies and politicians have failed.

    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2019/08/07/baltimore-sun-attacks-trump-supporter-who-organized-massive-city-clean-ip-n2551319

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  49. Liz says:

    who is hotter than Rosanna Arquette was in “Risky Business”.

    Do you mean Rebecca De Mornay?
    No Arquette was ever that hot.

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  50. Liz says:

    Who needs agriculture when you can just get food at the store?

    This candidate might actually be stupid enough that you could tell her she won the election, her new home is this nice isolated padded room, she’ll need to send all policy decisions through this little slot in the door there….and she’d believe it.

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  51. Liz says:

    Think I mentioned before, at the last assignment we were at a neighborhood get together (all leadership people), and a Canadian general mentioned an officer (pilot) in a former wing who was completely screwed over by a false rape charge. The accuser eventually admitted making it up, but only after his reputation and career were both ruined for life. A few other people (spouses too) joined in the conversation.
    What was interesting to me is….the fact this conversation was even happening. Wouldn’t have happened four years ago. People were afraid to even speak about it. Now, Hyten’s accuser is soundly discredited, her history brought to light in headline news. This is all a sign of fem-fatigue. I find some reason for real optimism here.

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  52. BuenaVista says:

    De Mornay/Arquette: corrected!

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  53. Farm Boy says:

    They are individuals cut off from society, destabilized by change and despairing of their own place in the world. Such monsters always have been among us. But now we are cultivating such monsters by destroying the ties that bind us to each other, to our past and to our future

    https://pjmedia.com/spengler/no-ones-life-matters-thats-why-there-are-mass-shootings/

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  54. Farm Boy says:

    Lefties sure like to dox. Implied calls to violence with plausible deniability

    Now the Washington Examiner is reporting that no fewer than six donors on Castro’s list of shame also donated to either him or his brother Julian, and they’re not happy with being doxxed either.

    https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/08/07/uh-oh-even-more-of-joaquin-castros-donors-arent-happy-to-have-shown-up-on-his-list-of-shame/

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  55. Farm Boy says:

    RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges legislatures and courts to define consent in sexual assault cases as the assent of a person who is competent to give consent to engage in a specific act of sexual penetration, oral sex, or sexual contact, to provide that consent is expressed by words or action in the context of all the circumstances, and to reject any requirement that sexual assault victims have a legal burden of verbal or physical resistance.

    As Samantha Harris of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education noted, the resolution essentially makes “sex presumptively nonconsensual unless and until someone can produce evidence of consent.” This pushes the burden of proof onto the accused, who likely believed they had consensual sex and therefore did not need to keep documentation to prove it.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/50344/top-legal-organization-about-adopt-dangerous-ashe-schow

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  56. Farm Boy says:

    When you have no real responsibility, consume the rhetoric of demagogic politicians and celebrities, have no religion, feel alienated from your own country and have been psychologically damaged by the painful elements of social media, you are setting yourself up to snap.

    Of course, not every young man walking around with any of these issues is a future mass shooter, but these factors play a role in the ones who do.

    I know this is how young men in America feel because it’s how I used to feel

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/50369/witt-problem-young-men-and-mass-shootings-will-witt

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  57. BuenaVista says:

    I hope there is, one day, some backlash against MeToo-ism. But so far I haven’t met a single woman who does more than give lip service to the idea that accusations alone are insufficient cause to attack a man or boy. My hard-core female business friends express a lot of anger at how the workplace is being ruined and stripped of fun, but that’s all they’ve got: privately expressed anger. They’re not going to challenge the mob.

    And, outside of highly visible, crucible environments (say, investment banking) these feminist power plays must trickle down to the truly mediocre agencies, schools and businesses that employ truly mediocre females. So they’re just waking up now to their new-found power to destroy.

    It’s really unwise to meet with any woman under any ambiguous (i.e., any romantic) circumstance, unless there are other people around. There needs to be some derivation of the Pence Rule for single men. But man, you want to infuriate a woman? Say you won’t meet for a picnic and long conversation at a lonely spot. If she has a brain, she’ll intuit why not. Then the cognitive dissonance spontaneously ignites, and you have to listen to 30 minutes of “NAWALT you incel.” We’re quickly approaching the Eastern Bloc condition where even intimates wonder if the woman is going to drop a dime. Before anyone says this is histrionic, it is EXACTLY what wives in divorce are counseled to do, it is exactly what college and high school girls are counseled to do. So it is now a common feature of more casual dating experiences where the woman doesn’t get what she wants — which is, as for men, normal course.

    I read a story this week about college kids, where the boys have apparently started reminding each other, “Don’t get MeToo-d!” So this is positive. And the feminists are saying that this is outrageous, because “male fragility” is elevating male feelings of legal and reputational vulnerability, and distracting us from the important problem of female sexual physical safety. Right or wrong, I declined a visit with an old friend to one of our ‘secret places’ this week. (A quiet hunting and fishing wetland.) I could defend myself if she were busted for seeing me, but I’d have to go nuclear in order to do that, and things get tawdry fast in that instance.

    Contrary to Liz’ hopeful experience, I don’t think we’ve begun to even approach the bottom. I don’t think we can even see it.

    Well, that’s a wall of text is tall enough. But one of the ironies of red pill thinking is that increasing numbers of men have a clearer idea of what women do and want, and are backing up. Women really, really don’t like being viewed with the new skepticism (and of course their beta orbiters, who disgust them, remain panting, clueless sycophants). No one bothered to teach them that innovations in the socio-sexual sphere are going to generate equal and opposite reactions.

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  58. BuenaVista says:

    “… and to reject any requirement that sexual assault victims have a leg”al burden of verbal or physical resistance.”

    Somebody else can draw the lurid pictures, but if a woman initiates unrequested oral sex on a man (rather a common occurence) but she doesn’t say “Yes, definitely, I consent to doing this that you didn’t request” before doing so, the guy is a rapist. If the guy is passed out, he’s a rapist. If she changes her mind the next day and says, “I was too drunk to say ‘No, I don’t want to unilaterally initiate oral sex on you,’ while I initiated unsolicited oral sex on him” he’s a rapist.

    Established couples, married couples: they’ll need a pre-coital deposition to avoid claims of rape.

    This is the world radical lesbians Dworkin and Mackinnon sought in the 1980’s: all heterosexual relations are, a priori, rape.

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  59. Farm Boy says:

    Research shows that any group of people identified as future violent criminals will contain many more who will not be violent (false positives) than they will (true positives). More true positives mean more false ones. Such groups also fail to identify many future violent criminals (false negatives).

    We do not currently have the predictive tools needed to increase the number of true positives while reducing false positives. We may one day develop such tools, but how many false positives are we willing to tolerate until then to reduce the number of false negatives? Put another way: How many law-abiding people are we prepared to steal weapons to prevent another mass shooting?

    For those who favor strict gun control, the answer may seem obvious. They believe it is worth it for 100 or 1,000 non-violent people to lose their weapons to prevent mass shootings. But those who view gun possession as a fundamental right under the Second Amendment – as the Supreme Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) – frame the problem differently. They ask: Can the government deprive a citizen of a constitutional right based on a prediction?

    Red Flag laws run the risk of setting a dangerous precedent. If the government can take your weapons based on a prediction today, what will prevent it from taking your freedom based on a prediction tomorrow?

    https://www.battleswarmblog.com/?p=41513

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  60. Farm Boy says:

    Weird how the liberal solution to every problem is always to make you less free.

    One of their tactics is exhaustion – to exhaust the weak among us and get them to say, “Gosh, if we just give in we can put this unpleasantness behind us.” But you can’t put anything behind you with these people, because there is nothing to put behind you. It’s all a lie. You are not a racist. Your guns won’t hurt anyone but criminals and aspiring tyrants. And the leftists know it. They know they are spewing skeevy slanders, and if you give in on this one – handing over your AR-15 and hanging your head over prejudices you don’t possess – the libs and their newsprint lackeys will just club you with another set of grievances that you can only atone for through further submission.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/08/08/they-will-still-hate-you-even-if-you-disarm-n2551257

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  61. horsemanbombadil says:

    I hope there is, one day, some backlash against MeToo-ism.

    Bv

    It will come slowly but surely then suddenly.

    Price’s law states the square root of the employees in any endevour do half the work.
    In 9 people its 3, in 100 its 10, 10000 its 100.

    Its why a large struggling company often fails. Because the small cadre of workers get disinterested and give up or leave and the remaining large group cannot make up 50% productivity.

    Same in combat.

    The beta bucks are boomers and Xers. 40+ now.
    As they get past marriage, working age the system will lose Price’s cadre. Those who work because its who they are or what they believe.

    Then there will be a sudden loss of those who you want to marry, want to mentor you, want to keep the business profitable, want to battle the storm.

    Oh the shlubs will be there as always and forever. But they dont know, cant do shit.
    Those who can wont or wont be there.

    We are seeing it and will see it. But not in action. Not revolt.

    But through inaction. The void left.

    You all know who Price’s cadre are.
    And they are getting too old, seen too much, know what cannot be unknown
    To give a fuck.

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  62. horsemanbombadil says:

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  63. horsemanbombadil says:

    For the first time ever in history because of the incompetence of the many Useful Power comes from inaction rather than action.

    Before one had to take, to overcome, to fight to advance themselves, to make change in the tribe or the landscape

    Now what do most others have that you want? Not much. Or not much that you cannot get for yourself without taking theirs.

    But they, the incompetent, non self sustaining need you.
    So the power over them comes from not exerting power but from removing what you could give them.

    Quite frankly looking at the lazy, fat, unintelligent, unmotivated ones of both sexes out there its more fun listening to their “But I need you” and saying NO than it is “winning” them.

    Personally I love the calls out of the blue
    “Horse, so and so sad you can fix my house.”
    “Put your husband on please.”
    “I don’t have a husband”
    “Then I cant help you”
    “But so and so said you could”
    “Oh I can do the work, but I wont”
    ” (silence)……but I need….”
    “I don’t” click

    Later
    “Horse, I refered another one to you and she said you hung up on her.
    Yup.
    So I should stop referring.
    Nope, keep em coming…its funny.
    Dude, you are SUCH an asshole.

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  64. Farm Boy says:

    That Jordan Peterson video was good

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  65. BuenaVista says:

    Horseman, on your square root productivity premise:

    I actually think it’s more extreme. Explicitly, we looked for what we called “100 X-ers” — people who were 100x more productive. In knowledge businesses it’s possible.

    Big companies like GE think it’s really hot if they push everyone to be 20% better. We interviewed for 10,000% … and found them from time to time. If I were a VC it would be how I’d evaluate a management team. If they’re not 100x, they’re probably not going to make it as a company.

    This is the same ratio, incidentally, that governs who makes the top level of other activities, such as the NFL or Col. Mike’s position or admission to MIT or valedictorian at Colorado School of Mines or making principal viola in the National Symphony. 1/10,000. It seems to be a pretty robust rule of thumb.

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  66. horsemanbombadil says:

    Bv agreed for top echelon.

    I was talking about the effects on the average situation as it responds.
    Metoo, feminism, thots etc will impact Price’s cadre. The 10% who work or date or whatever.
    That will be where the impact occurs, when that group abandons the society or endevour.

    For success, leadership absolutely 1\10,000. To run the company or the army.

    But they still need the 10/100 to do the work.

    Yes you need the brilliant general to plan the battle. And you need the staff sargent in each platoon to fight it.

    And the wammens are pissing off the sargents big time.

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  67. Farm Boy says:

    The defense of the ad is especially humorous. The excuse is that the brand was already losing value when they took their infamous shot at their core customer base, so they aren’t to blame for the loss in goodwill. This would be like a fire department explaining that a home was already on fire when they showed up and sprayed it and neighboring homes with gasoline. The job of fire departments is to extinguish fires, not inflame them, and the job of marketing departments is to create goodwill or slow the loss of goodwill, not torch it.

    https://dalrock.wordpress.com/2019/08/08/the-best-a-brand-can-get/

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  68. RichardP says:

    @FB said: That Jordan Peterson video was good

    Ditto for me.

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  69. My hard-core female business friends express a lot of anger at how the workplace is being ruined and stripped of fun,

    Why can’t they have fun with the sexy men at work and still be able to cut those men’s balls off whenever they feel like it? Misogyny!!!

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