Quit Digging

28 09 2016

Los Angeles

You want a hot take?  I’ll give you a hot take.

The super rich are prepping because they fear the negative consequences of that which they are causing to begin with.  If they would just quit causing the problems, that would help a lot, and it would also negate the need for them to build expensive opulent bunkers.  But I have to stop myself and remind myself that it’s a moot point, because if they weren’t causing these problems to begin with, they wouldn’t be super-rich right now.

It’s one thing for an ordinary person to prep, because he is reacting to trends which other people cause and over which he has virtually no control either way.  The super rich, OTOH, have a really bad habit about creating problems, and then either running way from the consequences, or trying to unload the consequences off on someone else, or, now, hiding underneath them.  Hell, we’ve even had a recent movie (*) about the super-rich avoiding the consequences of their actions by doing the complete opposite of digging, and that might become reality in the coming decades.

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28 09 2016
countenance

(*) – I am going to write as a comment a great short review of “Elysium” that was an AR comment back in 2013, by the commenter Clytemnestra. It only goes to further my point.

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I agree with your synopsis. I also agree with the critics who thought that Elysium would have made more sense to their own narratives if the protagonist had been cast with and written like some saggy-pants, backwards baseball capped, Urban Whigger like Eminem.

If you think about it, both the critics from the discourse coming from both the left and right side of the paradigm are correct. The right is absolutely justified in its belief that unlimited Third World immigration into the USA is going to be disastrous to the country by Blomkamp’s presentation of his vision of late 22nd century Los Angeles. The left is absolutely justified in its belief that Whites of Elysium are selfish elitists who don’t want to share the good life with anyone who is not a White of Elysium.

Blomkamp is a pretty shrewd character in his own right. If he had not used a mushy-headed, DWL Celebretard like Matt Damon and if he had stuck to an intellectually honest ending, the subtheme of his movie would have been all too obvious to the critics currently raving about his film and they would have wasted no time panning it or pointedly ignoring it in hopes that it would tank. Like I said, Blomkamp starts out pretty honestly and only pulls his punches at the end.

Forget about the protective camouflage of Max getting moony over Frey and Matilda Santiago. Max Da Costa is one of the last Whites left working in the dystopian multicultural world of tomorrow. Max Da Costa represents the remnant of working class Whites who saw their jobs in-and-outsourced to foreigners, saw their neighborhoods block-busted then overwhelmed by urban blight into extinction, and saw any hope of upward mobility stymied by affirmative action and diversity quotas that displaced them in university admissions and in the workforce.

All of this at the agency of the class made up by the Jessica Delacourts and the John Carlyles who cheered Truman on as he integrated the military, Eisenhower as he desegregated Southern schools at bayonet point, Johnson as he squandered millions of dollars on food stamps, Medicaid, and free housing to Black welfare queens, Ronald Reagan as he signed off on the first amnesty bill, etc. ad nauseum ad infinitum. All of this diversity was imposed on Da Costa’s people by the Delacourts and the Carlyles who saw to it that they themselves would never know enrichment by diversified vitality.

Even today, White Nationalists have this really huge blind spot about the White Hierarchy itself in their fulminations against Non-Whites and Jews. Dr. Kevin McDonald carries on like there was no such thing in any White society as a hostile elite until Jews acquired positions of power. Yet, throughout White history, the White elite have gorged themselves in mansions while the White poor have starved in hovels, unable to even hunt a rabbit or be executed for poaching.

To know where Blomkamp is coming from, remembering where Blomkamp came from says it all to me. Blomkamp who came from Boers comprising yeoman farmers and the working class who saw the South African elites import all these Bantus from all over Africa for cheap labor for their mines and negotiated their own separate peace with them by enfranchising them, knowing it would throw working class Boers under the bus. Apartheid’s end was catastrophic for the Afrikaner working class who saw their farm cousins murdered and themselves pushed out to third world hovels by the new black government while the elites continued to live their pampered poodle lives in gated communities patrolled by private security forces.

White nationalists refuse to either accept or to understand that there is and always has been a certain, competitive, status-conscious class of Whites whose idea of true success involves remaining in a superior position to other Whites. Non-Whites don’t figure into their equation except, of course, as a tool to oppress and victimize lower-order Whites.

Throughout the West these days, what we really have is not an undeclared race war, but an internecine class war disguised as racial divisions. In Europe of yesteryear, the nobles comprising the White elite used Jews to collect rent and taxes from their White tenants. In America of today, the White elite use blacks and now Hispanics to terrorize and aggravate and humiliate lesser Whites.

It should be noted that Blomkamp demonstrates Max’s initial racial solidarity with the Elysium citizens when he refuses Frey’s request that he smuggle Matilda into Elysium. Max’s idea is to get his hands on one of Elysium’s Med-pods and bring back the technology to cure Matilda on Earth’s soil. Likewise, Max initially refuses to alter the program to make everybody on earth a citizen of Elysium.

I suspect that Blomkamp was forced to substantially revise the ending he wanted to write, because if the ending had not been so disingenuous and dishonest, it would have been more than evident that Max sacrificing his own life to make Elysium citizenship available to poor Non-Whites was NOT an act of mercy toward his little colored friends, but the White working class outlier’s final act of revenge against the Elysium Whites. The best analogy I can make is a suicide bomber.

How could Max Da Costa see how safe, how clean, how prosperous, how homogenous Elysium was without feeling a sense of outrage, betrayal, bitterness and an overwhelming rage over what the Whites of Elysium allowed to happen to the little chunks of Elysium that Working class Whites used to occupy on Earth in the interests of enriching them with vibrant diversity?

Has the real message that Obama’s re-election by working class White eluded the White elite? I was listening to Rush Limbaugh when he asked some White why he didn’t vote for Romney and that old boy said better to let the Democrats drive the country over the cliff at full throttle than allow the Republicans to ease it over the cliff. Do the wealthy White liberals of rich, beautiful Whitopian enclaves in places like Marin County, California and Westchester, New York know how absolutely gleeful the Obamanation’s new HUD initiatives targeting their areas for vibrant diversification through building low-income housing in their neighborhoods has made poorer Whites?

Surely with all the Third World immigration that has poured into the United States despite all the foreign aid that the United States has distributed to the Third World, ONLY intellectually dishonest liberals would believe that the Non-Whites of Earth would only be satisfied that Med-Pods were coming down with cures for disease from Elysium when all that safety, cleanliness, and prosperity was now within their reach! Working class Whites know better. No, it wouldn’t take any time before Elysium would look like Earth. Better yet, it would be run by Non-Whites with grievances against the selfish Elysium Whites for spending all those years withholding Elysium from their people!

28 09 2016
AnAnon

runaway selection for continuing to dig ends when they starve in their holes, or are dragged out of them.

28 09 2016
AnAnon

and of course its that nasty Drumpf’s fault they are building bunkers, not their own perfidy.

28 09 2016
countenance

Yeah I noticed that but really didn’t care about it. But now that you mention it, the irony is that, to the extent that anyone can these days in this system, Trump is trying to help them to where they don’t have to hide in bunkers. The reason they hate for it is that Trump might do thinks that reduces their net worth by a few percent.

28 09 2016
28 09 2016
David In TN

Was Southern California the first place decades ago to have gated communities? And this was for people who weren’t, strictly speaking, the Super Rich.

For the LA Rich, the walls and security systems went up on a large scale after Sharon Tate’s home was invaded by the Manson gang, according to the late Dominick Dunne.

28 09 2016
Hard Right
28 09 2016
Hard Right

28 09 2016
Joshua Sinistar

All of you give these morons far too much credit. They’re not smarter than you, far from it. They wouldn’t be importing peons as dumb as posts if they were smarter than you would they?
This isn’t a controlled collapse. They got way too greedy and Yellen and the Fed can’t stop the downward spiral. Its like a jumbo jet. When the nose goes down, if you catch it early you can bring it back level easy. However, if it goes down too far, both the pilot and co-pilot together cannot get the nose back up.
They went too far, and now its falling down. They’re planning on underground bunkers cause they have nowhere else to go. No America or England will shield them and fight for them this time. This time they’re out of options. They have no friends at all. Even the invaders want them dead.

29 09 2016
The Gentle Grizzly

JS. I’m a ((( ))) by birth but loathe these people myself. It’s built up more and more when I read articles miles I did this morning. Two members of the Feferal Election Commission – which shouldn’t exist in the first place – are trying to control (allegedly) conservative press coverage. Goodman and Weintraub. I don’t know if this is the thinking of women, ((( ))) thinking, or ((( women ))) thinking. In any case of think it’s beyond terrible.

Put me on record as one who believes that the 19th Amendment needs to be reconsidered.

29 09 2016
countenance

You’ve read me long enough, I’d go a bit further than the 19th.

28 09 2016
David In TN

Back in the 60’s my father used to say “There is segregation among white people.”

29 09 2016
The Gentle Grizzly

And you know ME long enough to know when I say “same here”.

29 09 2016
Hard Right

Why go to Pluto?

https://www.rt.com/viral/361010-condom-nasa-space-sweden/

Send condoms to space to teach alien invaders safe sex with hot earthlings, Swedish group urges NASA

29 09 2016
Olorin

Here’s what’s most interesting in my neck of the woods.

Every guy I know who works in logging, road building, grading, electrical, plumbing, glazing, painting, insulation, drywall, house building, IT, well drilling, solar systems, security systems, livestock fencing–you name it–sits around the pub and talks quietly to one another about these Doomsteads of the Rich.

Because these are the guys building them.

They build the gun rooms, the panic rooms, the slidey security gates, the rolling metal window blinds, the security camera array.

When manure hits combine, who is going to know more about where the doomsteads are and how they work? Those who built them? Or those who paid for their building with vague fears and (((Monopoly Money)))????

it is a source of endless wicked cackling Chez Olorin.

29 09 2016
countenance

I halfway think that the Doomsteads have become status symbols instead of bona fide pursuits.




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