Internet Life Before the Corporate Cubbyholes

17 01 2018

Los Angeles; Miami

On this the 20th anniversary of Drudge becoming a household name, one of the more disheartening developments in these last two decades is one that Drudge himself noted as a guest on the Alex Jones show a few years ago, that the internet is becoming corporatized. The “Web 1.0” early internet was largely about Generation X grading its own lanes and DIY.  (To wit:  Matt Drudge, b. 1966).  Now, here in the “Web 2.0” era of social media, Millennial-predominated, everyone seems to want to settle into pre-manufactured corporate cubbyholes.

Drudge Report is a decidedly Web 1.0 node in a Web 2.0 world, and that’s a good thing.

 

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Why Richard Spencer Is So Cheerful (Right Turn At Albuquerque)

17 01 2018

Albuquerque

Because it’s an absolute irreconcilable paradox for there to be “a white identity that itself is critical of whiteness.”

Either Miss Kitts is just writing crazier and crazier things just to supersede the increasingly demented noise floor of the social justice jihadi sector, or she’s one of our moles working for our cause from the inside of the borg.

Otherwise, the more we hear stuff like this, the more difficult it is to buy into the “race doesn’t exist” fantasy from the anthropology department.





The Beaux Ideal of the American Deep State

17 01 2018

Washington, D.C.

Norway’s politics, plus Brazil’s demographics, plus America’s imperial-military might.

To use favored millennialspeak, you know that’s unsustainable, right?

Otherwise, go world, or something like that.





Up the Second Step

16 01 2018

Your Blogmeister’s Secret Hideout

Of course, I had my regular rehab appointment today, wherein I had some good news for the docs.

They gave me the usual warning, that this improvement and my previous improvements could turn around and go in the wrong direction on a dime, and that my two major climbs up the staircase do not guarantee that I’ll be able to climb up the other stairs.

That’s one slight unfortunate side effect of the restoration of my short term memory — That now, I understand more than ever how far behind I am on cognitive function, because I now remember fully what I was like before July 19.  Many of you seem to think I’m back to normal on that front, just from what I write here.  To that, I remind you all:  Looks are deceiving.

I already knew my physical limitations, because I have had many constant reminders thereof, just in case I forgot.

Other than that, they were able to give me some tests to confirm medically that most of my short term memory is back online, and also confirm that I still have a lot of cognitive recovery to do.

Guess who else recently got cognitive testing done, his score is way higher than mine.





His Inner Newark Came Out

16 01 2018

Washington, D.C.





All the Details

16 01 2018

The Hill

H/T “Pete”

After reading and examining ALL the details, I’m left with one simple conclusion:

His boyfriend had to throw his bail.

 





War Reenactors

16 01 2018

Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Charlottesville, Virginia

Hoft on a potential serious game changer in the Fields trial.

Note that:

A few months before the clash in Charlottesville, an Arizona chapter of the organization, which was previously known as the “John Brown Gun Club,” released an unintentionally comical video showcasing their “training day.” In the footage, the oddballs are seen shooting at printouts of memes, including Pepe the Frog.

In an interview with ABC News, Dixon described the hours after Charlottesville as feeling like “leaving a battlefield.”

“They’re not just speaking – they’re marching. They’re marching in a way that’s intimidating, as we all know is harking back to the torch light rallies of the Nazi era.”

“John Brown?”  “Nazi era?”

That should sound familiar.

Me, November 14, 2017:

What are the three biggest body blows on behalf of egalitarianism in American history? (Hard core neoreactionaries will say that the very beginning of American history was its own biggest body blow for egalitarianism, but for now, let’s leave that be.)

The Union military victory in the War Between the States, the American participation in the victorious Allied military effort in World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The third, of course, depended on and was an inevitable consequence of the first two. We beat those big bad evil forces of the Confederacy, Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South, got those motherfuckers told.

And now, current year, current decade, current epoch, that all these egalitarian-left victories have not resulted in the promised utopia, in the way that the utopians thought should be happening right now? Whence the cheating husband and failed shoe salesman life?

Right, the wedding photo album, the four touchdown game.

The hard left and far left are mentally locked in on their past glory to cover up present disappointment. They’re trying to reenact the WBTS, WWII and the CRM all over again all at the same time.

Let me fill in the blanks: They’re trying to reenact the War Between the States (tearing down Confederate/-ish statues and monuments), World War II (Antifa violence and militancy), and the Civil Rights Movement (marching in the streets and the general enthusiasm for street activism), all over again, all at the same time. They’re reenacting their past massive wins, because the good ole days and ole times sake, and because their massive wins of the past have not resulted in utopia in the present.

We dwell on past glory to paper over present agony.

QED.

This one mashes up the WBTS (“John Brown Gun Club”) and WWII (“Nazi era rallies”) in one fell swoop.