There is nothing family friendly about a film like Trainwreck, Apatow’s latest rom com. Most of the people reading this will probably find something wildly offensive within five minutes of the opening scene, and at closely-spaced regular intervals thereafter. (…) But I have to qualify this by pointing out that Trainwreck – like previous Apatow comedies such as Knocked Up, This is 40 and The 40-Year-Old Virgin – ultimately endorses basic family values that you’ll easily recognize well before the final credits roll. (…)
Aaron has become friends with many of his clients, which include NBA stars like Amar’e Stoudemire and LeBron James. While Amy and her friends share gossip and numb recaps of their nights before, Aaron and LeBron have touchingly vulnerable talks about their feelings and emotional goals; this emotional role reversal is the best running joke in Trainwreck, and a very subversive countersroke to tropes like “rape culture,” “yes means yes,” Slutwalk and “one in five,” which have turned public discourse on men, women, dating and marriage into an awful caricature of male beastliness and helpless femininity.
Grab a coffee and listen to free audio clips from the week in American conservative talk radio…
Long Nick DiPaolo interview:
Gavin McInnes writes:
I hate these people and whenever I’m pushing a stroller I like to charge straight at them in a game of chicken they don’t know they’re playing. If I’m riding my bike, I like to go within a puppy hair of clipping them in a desperate attempt to scare them straight. If they’re crossing the street against the light and forcing me to slow my car, I can’t resist yelling, “Get off your fucking phone!” This is met with derision 100% of the time, though that might be a New York thing.
The most horrifying thing about this disturbing trend is I’m part of it. While my daughter and I were counting the phone walkers, I was trying to photograph them with my phone. I think I even tweeted about it. Sometimes, when my kids are doing something cute, I don’t notice because I’m looking at pictures of them on my phone.
…we need to invest in conservative/libertarian-friendly social media platforms not run by our enemies — or more accurately, we should have done that ten years ago?
Well, tough titties!
Here’s Mark Steyn today:
During her visit to New York for the grand UN dictators’ ball, Angela Merkel was overheard rebuking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for permitting people to post “anti-immigrant” sentiments on social media (…)
The very small cartel that run “social media” worldwide are increasingly hostile to free speech outside of a limited and largely trivial number of subjects. Ours will be the first civilization to slide off the cliff while watching cat videos.
In the long run, however, capitalism is hard to corral. For one, social democracy doesn’t seem to be a sustainable fix. The golden age of the Western welfare state —roughly 1945 to 1973—looks in retrospect to have been a freak accident of history. It rested, as Thomas Piketty has argued, on a number of special conditions unlikely to be repeated. Moreover, capital is elusive, global, and decentralized, while political sovereignty remains tied to bounded territorial units. Perhaps most deadly of all, capitalism is fast, while democratic deliberation is slow. The market generates new realities before we’ve even had time to agree on what to do about the old, and this trend intensifies exponentially (or hyperbolically) at higher levels of technological development. (…)
If, as labor economists argue, forty-seven percent of American employment could soon be automated, Land’s authoritarianism looks more like a convincing account of what will be needed to preserve capitalism rather than doe-eyed paeans to the sharing economy. (…)
Nick Land, like Moldbug and many other neoreactionaries, typically shuns the term “fascist.” Admittedly, they have some good reasons to do so: despite NRx racism and authoritarianism, its political economy is closer to Lee Kuan Yew’s Singapore than Hitler’s Reich. Yet there’s a problem. Land is an elitist, more loyal to IQ than ethnicity, and with a marked contempt for the “inarticulate proles” of neoreaction’s white nationalist wing. But Land himself notes that it’s precisely these “proles” that make up most of the actual “reactosphere,” and that “if reaction ever became a popular movement, its few slender threads of bourgeois (or perhaps dreamily ‘aristocratic’) civility wouldn’t hold back the beast for long.”
It’s entirely possible that reaction never does become a popular movement—a new economic boom, for one, would do a lot to soothe the disaffection on which it feeds—yet if it were to grow, the proposed alliance of convenience between the tech elite and an intransigent white identity politics begins to look a lot like the Nazi coalition of German industrialists and a downwardly-mobile middle class.
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The amount of internet freedom we have right now is the most we’re ever going to get.
If our lives are a movie, this is the point where the future audience is shouting at the screen, “For God’s sake, load up on as much porn and gore and medical advice, and blogs and film and TV and everything as you possibly can! It’s not going to last much longer!”
And it isn’t.
Mark Steyn reports:
This morning’s edition of the newspaper marks the anniversary by reprinting their original page from September 30th 2005 (see right) – identical in every respect …but without the illustrations.
As Katrine Winkel Holm of the Danish Free Press Society says:
“Violence works. A sad day.”
When one has two books out, each with her image across two-thirds of the cover, it’s a question we’re invited to ask. The answer is no, with an asterisk.
Looks may not be everything (very often the best writers resemble mole people) but they aren’t nothing.
Her poetry, at least judging by the samples at the NYT, is dreadful, by the way:
That horrible, effort-free American “chopped up prose” crap.
Notice that the first book with her portrait on the cover is a novel. Who does that??
In other words, this author is all about being a celebrity “writer in residence” type for a living, and is a for-shit poet.
Steve Sailer: ‘It’s time for Americans to start thinking like Israelis rather than like Germans when it comes to defending their country’
Steve Sailer writes:
But the cultural effects of Muslim inbreeding are even worse. Intensifying blood ties among relatives leads to increased clannishness and decreased concern for fellow citizens. It’s hard to explain the horrific phenomenon of gang rapes of underage English girls, of which Rotherham is the tip of the iceberg, without understanding the psychological impact of inbreeding among Muslim immigrants. It makes people who aren’t your close kin seem less related to you. Why? Because they are less related to you. Thus, victimizing the host population in the interests of your blood relations is only natural.
Second, use social media. These are not particularly formidable people who are trying to overwhelm us. They tend to be superstitious—Arabs, for example, are often freaked out by a dog, especially a black dog—and easily spooked by evidence that they aren’t welcome.
Third, provide visual evidence for social media that flash mobs aren’t welcome, such as nonviolent demonstrations. Last year’s peaceful protests by American citizens in Murrieta, Calif., had impact.