Shouldn’t Have Bet On It

13 09 2016

Washington, D.C.

Sam Francis, Chronicles, April 1992:

There is a good deal of talk about how post-industrial technologies will lead to a radical decentralization of organizations. Don’t bet on it. The technology works both ways. It can be used to promote decentralization, but it also lends itself to tighter control from the center. Human nature seems to prefer more power and less responsibility, and my own bet is that post-industrial technologies will accommodate that preference.

Even in his passing, it’s Sam’s world, we’re merely taking up space and consuming resources in it.

And don’t buy this bit about just wanting to root out fake news.  This is all about narrative enforcement and censorship.  Like Rush Limbaugh says, social media gave the mainstream media their monopoly back.  And why wouldn’t anyone conclude that?  After all, many social media news services are nothing more than overglorified NYT feed readers.


Not All

26 08 2016


I commented at that thread:

Many of you are probably going to hate me for saying this. But I’m going to say this anyway. But did you notice how the reporter goes and finds two random black parents, shows them the video, they react incredulously, of course, as anyone should, and their reactions become part of the news? When does that happen for any other garden variety news item on a half hour local eyeball newscast? And this happens fairly often, in all sorts of stations all across the country. I happen to think that a lot of news directors want to soften the blow of outrageous black misbehavior news stories by finding black people at random to express outrage and dismay. “See? Don’t hate all black people, they’re not all bad, NOT ALL.”

So far, no hate.



Advertising Age

8 08 2016

Twin Falls, Idaho

How much do you want to bet that Chobani buys ads on either this TV station or the conglomerate that owns it?

This comes after a similar rant in the dead tree and ink paper in town.

Speaking of which, I notice that there are Chobani ads on NBC’s national Olympics coverage.

Your Lips Say Yes (How They Learned to Quit Worrying and Embrace Cognitive Stratification)

31 07 2016


The New York Times is a newspaper that despises Charles Murray in its op-ed section and on the sly in its news section, but proves him right in its weddings announcements section.

Star Noodle Soup in Moscow

29 07 2016

Washington, D.C.

I wrote here two days ago that the media pretending that it didn’t know that Trump’s Russia/Putin/Hillary’s e-mails comments was ironic trolling was bullshit.

Now I think I’ve figured out their agenda in conflating Trump with Russia/Putin.

Remember the six sided star non-troversy?  I think the reason the media peddled that non-story was because that Democrat partisans in the media (though I repeat myself), Jewish and otherwise, are trying to dog whistle to Jews that Trump is a Nazi and implicitly asking them to go balls to the wall on ridicule of, hatred towards, and elimination against, Trump, in the national news media.  The main reason why they haven’t already is because of Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, is his hook to some semblance of buy-in from New York media Jews, and gives him enough currency among them to keep them somewhat honest.  (It’s also why the New York Observer has gotten a lot more reasonable all of a sudden — Come to think of it, when was the last time we saw a by-line from that creep Joe Conason in the Observer?)  Secondarily, it’s also a subtle demand that any Jews who are thinking about writing checks to the Trump campaign should put the checkbook away, though because it’s Trump, that’s not a potent weapon as it would be if Trump wasn’t worth $10 billion.

Likewise, the reason the media keep screaming Trump and Russia/Putin in the same breath is because Vladimir Putin is not exactly the most popular figure among Jews these days.

Misdocumenting Ferguson

25 07 2016



Universities finding new ways to preserve history in the making – like Ferguson

Years from now, when researchers want to look back at what some are calling the modern Civil Rights movement following police killings of black people in Ferguson, Cleveland, Minneapolis and Baton Rouge, La., they could be using a tool developed in part by researchers at Washington University.

Say, for instance, a researcher wanted to study the initial reactions to Michael Brown’s killing on the day it happened. They could search through media archives and find statements from police and politicians.

But what about the people who generally don’t end up in history books — Brown’s neighbors, young people from the neighborhood and bystanders?

And what if the same researcher wanted to collect massive amounts of data — possibly millions of documents.

A simple social media search won’t produce the type of results a serious researcher desires.

Twitter, for example, has emerged as one of the most useful tools for sharing information, but it’s most useful in the present. The company restricts public access to its full services, meaning there are limits on the number and scope of past tweets that can be collected.

At Washington University, the hope is that a new tool currently under development will help researchers curate that kind of data.

The project is called DocNow, short for “Documenting the Now,” a tool that will be used to chronicle historically significant events, while also preserving blog posts, photos, comments and other digital artifacts that are in danger of being lost to history.

“We want something to ensure the voices of young people and the voices of minorities will be heard at the same volume as the police and politicians,” Desiree Jones-Smith said.


Is the NYT’s day after day for months and months obsessive coverage of a faded St. Louis suburb not narrativey enough for you?  Much less the P-D’s itself.

I guess not, such that WU researchers are going to make it easy to read the tweets of black Twitter from the time, because everyone knows black Twitter is where one goes for truth, facts, logic, reason and evidence.

I highly doubt this tool will catalog my coverage or Jim Hoft’s coverage.

Barring all this, Ron Unz commented about two weeks ago at Steve Sailer’s blog which has now been on Unz’s domain for awhile, that our coverage and opining is basically worthless for the purposes of history, because grad students twenty years from now and historians a hundred years from now won’t be searching Countenance Blog, Gateway Pundit, Steve Sailer, posts or comments, for source material.  They’re going to run straight to the “mainstream” narrative peddlers, the P-D, the NYT, and now, ook Twitter.

Local and International Stacks

1 06 2016


And yet, local news in Ferguson, Missouri and Sanford, Florida, became world news.