Category: vaccination

Anatomy of Error

A brief analysis.

I read this book long ago, when it first came out; it is very good, is recommended.  

What are some major errors in Der Movement?  What is the “anatomy of error” in (American) White racial activism?

Among many – reversing the strategic order of how things should be done.  Prudence dictates that you first thoroughly prepare for an action, build the required infrastructure, prepare for the enemy’s response and for other contingencies, and then you proceed.

Thus, first, you build an infrastructure, and then you go public with your rallies, protests, actions, and so forth.  If you want to provoke the System, you had better be prepared for the System’s reaction. What the “movement” does instead is have their rallies and protests and public meetings and violent outbursts with zero infrastructure there for support – zero legal teams, zero media structures, zero elected officials who are true fellow travelers, zero integration in the local community, zero economic self-sufficiency, zero strategy, and zero planning.

Ironically, all the representatives of big-brained European ethnies that are celebrated in the “movement” for their foresight and discipline behave worse than the most incompetent, undisciplined, and hare-brained gesticulating swarthoid.  Superiority is not a birthright, it has to be earned. And Der Movement and its failed leaders have earned nothing.

Let’s move on.  What can be done for young White men frustrated with the System, despairing of a pathetically failed “movement,” and tempted to ruin their lives by lashing out with sporadic violence against an entrenched overpowering System?

Besides taking my advice to concentrate on their own selves and well-being over all else – we need quality men, not broken boys – they need to be able to fit into a real movement that can give them a sense of purpose in an atmosphere of competence and manly collegiality (the latter of which is not effete Bronyism or homosexuals “flirting” with “cute” activists at “extreme vetted” meetings). I’ve long been an advocate of a Legionary-type structure, which would of course necessitate a real leadership and a real competence beyond that currently available in Der Movement.

For such an activity, real vetting and security are required.  Now, I’m not going to discuss what could and should constitute such vetting on a public forum, but I will give two examples of what such vetting should not be.  “Are you Swedish?” is insufficient as “extreme vetting.”  Having a Skype conversation in which you congratulate a candidate (in reality, an infiltrator) on their Northwest European heritage, while mocking Brooklyn Italian-Americans, also does not meet the standards of effective vetting and security.

It’s interesting, but in my analog, meat-space, IRL WN 1.0 days, there were zero instances (insofar as I am aware) of private meetings being infiltrated.  Now, public meetings were another story, operational security there was sub-standard, but at least the physical security was sound, so the outcome of public meeting infiltration was a bit of snooping (which admittedly was bad) and not violence.  But the private meetings were sound – thus, the WN 1.0 crowd, for all their faults, were a step ahead of WN 2.0. Thus, the lack of proper operational security is a major error of Der Movement today, and is in fact part of the infrastructure problem cited at the beginning of this post, since “opsec” is one of the most fundamental pillars upon which to build everything that follows.

Let’s consider the problem of freakishness and silliness. There are of course many divisions within the “movement.” Pan-Europeanism vs. ethnonationalism, pan-Europeanism vs. Nordicism, vanguardism vs .mainstreaming, Christianity vs. anti-Christians, ethnic fetishists and those who oppose them, etc. Readers know I have strong views on these topics that often clash with established “movement” dogma. But even when I oppose that dogma, at least I can understand it, I can see the points of the other side, and it is something within the realm of rational possibility.  It can be in some ways defensible through reasoned argument, even if I disagree ad make my own reasoned arguments against the memes I oppose.

However, when observing the current WN 2.0 fiasco, things occur that are so outlandish that I simply cannot understand how any ostensibly intelligent, sane, and rational activist can promote any of it. Yang Gang? Tulsi Coconut? The years of slavish Trump worship? Bronyism – My Little Pony, for godssakes!  I’m at a loss, completely at a loss.  WN 1.0 was a disaster, sure, but it was a disaster mitigated at least by an aura of seriousness, or at least semi-seriousness.  What we have now is like a bad comedy routine.

Thus, another constant error of the “movement” is the promotion of freakishness that has no direct connection whatsoever to racialism. For example, it is because of anti-science raving retards like this that we have a growing measles problem in the US. Some microbes are indeed just waiting for you.  Measles has a very high infectivity rate; if you are exposed and not immune, your probability of illness is close to 100%.  You can of course argue that filthy scum not getting their children vaccinated – and many of these in the current outbreak are Ultra-Orthodox Jews – is a sign of weakness (in this case mental), and I’ll agree with that. Leave it up to morons like “Stronza” and we would still have smallpox epidemics and folks in iron lungs from polio.  Pepe!  Kek!  Traditionalism!  We can bury those dead five year olds snug in our hobbit holes!

This completely superfluous stupidity damages the image of racialism to both the general public and to the science and technics types that we need as one component of our arsenal of human material. I’m not surprised that the affirmative action “leadership” doesn’t know any better. 

Coming full circle, we can mention another fundamental flaw of Der Movement, on par with reversing the order of organization (which should come first) and action (which should come after) – the inability to clearly and decisively define an ingroup. This is something I’ve written about often. The defining characteristic of any group is the decision of who is in and who is out.  Without a clearly defined and stable boundary of membership, there is no group.  That boundary needs to be decided BEFORE the group is formed, before people are recruited and action is taken. If there are going to be any changes in the composition of the group (changes which should be rare in any case), it always should be in the direction of greater inclusion – and if current members of the group object to that inclusion then they can voluntarily leave – freedom of association – and form their own groups with their own boundaries. But you cannot start redefining your ingroup for the purposes of exclusion after the fact, after people have been members for months or years (or even decades), investing their time, effort, money – their blood, sweat, and tears – their lives, for the group.  That’s not the time to tell them – “hey, we’ve reconsidered, you’re not part of the ingroup after all.”  

You’d think things like that should be obvious to the high born honorable superior big-brained heroic figures of Der Movement, but apparently not.

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Gene Wolfe is Dead and Other News

In der news.

Gene Wolfe is dead.  Also see this. 

Another Jack Vance phrase to describe female behavior – “erotic provocations.”  A female Vance character describing the behavior of her sister toward a male character – “…beguiling and provoking, teasing and tormenting.” One can look for clues in Vance’s background for his accurate portrayal of the female “contribution” to societal stability.

Vance and Wolfe are authors suitable for Type IIs. Tolkien, in contrast, is a Type I-style author.

Both Wolfe and Vance should be of interest to a “movement” allegedly interested in Faye’s “Archaeo-Futurism.” Men’s rights advocates and others on the Right can find much richness and nuance in the work of Wolfe and Vance.

Wolfe made a good point about cowardice vs. bravery.  According to Wolfe, the only real difference is that the coward fears the event before it happens, while the brave man feels fear after. So, the coward spends time dreading and obsessing about, say, combat, and becomes so fearful in advance that he shirks his responsibility when the time comes, while the brave man just acts without thinking about it, and, if he survives, becomes fearful about what he did after. Wolfe was a Korean War veteran, so he knew a thing or two about this subject.

A comment for Durocher from his own thread, emphasis added:

“Individual and ethnic amour-propre is a powerful motivator in the face of emotionally hurtful facts and hypotheses”

That was you and an Uraloid Anon Finn who don’t understand or lie about the ancient DNA. It’s also telling that you only respond with “interesting comment” to comments that stroke your ego. As if other facts are emotionally hurtful. That’s the problem people have with white nationalist liars like you and your cohort, not the actual science which has already destroyed many of your myths incidentally.

Btw, so others can check the dishonesty at play here:

“Western hunter gatherer natives that had a brain volume 1600 ccc , yamnaya or aryan around 1450ccc and anatolian farmers around 1300ccc”

Let’s accept those numbers. This means that the difference between WHG and Yamnaya was the same as between Yamnaya and Anatolian farmers. But guess which two populations contributed the most ancestry to all modern Europeans? But I suppose the Yamnayans didn’t “damagin permanently our genepool (sic)”.

And of course, our Uraloid supremacist has to come up with more ad-hoc reasoning to explain the Lithuanians, close to the biggest hunter-gatherer ancestry in Europe, or the Ukrainians: “If you exclude the slavs that were subjected to a different civilizational process”

Ah but the “elven Finns” weren’t subject to different civilizational process, they are “Fennoscandians” after all. It’s as if you arrive at the exact conclusion you already had in mind via a roundabout process innit? Even though Balts and Slavs have the most hunter-gatherer on average, they were subject to a “different civilizational process”. Meanwhile Western Europeans who have more Anatolian and less steppe and WHG on average got their civilizational prowess via some other ad-hoc process we’ll come up with on the spot. Maybe it’s “outbreeding” or one of the thousand ad-hoc explanations the HBDsphere has come up with huh?

Ron Unz:  Read this.

Roissy gets it right for once:

Ron Unz lies a lot in an article about the Alt-Right which he penned last year but reposted yesterday. I think the strawman-per-word ratio in his id-shaped rant is higher than anything I’ve read outside of a feminist tumblrrhea screed.

His main contention is that the “alt-right” are being deplatformed and de-personed because representatives (whoever they are) exaggerate the criminal threat of latino immigration, and the Soylicunt Valley nerdos who have been thrust into the role of Speech Police can’t tolerate the lies.

This is an utter inversion of the reality, which is that the Big Tech Poindexters can’t tolerate the truths which dissident outposts daily level against the corrupt Globohomo worldview and nation-dissolving agenda.

Never forget the “White nationalists” who are sell-outs to Unz, betraying their race for thirty pieces of silver.  We should be talking more about the Clueless Judas rather than the Yang Gang.

He doesn’t understand why Trump’s government persecutes militias guarding the border. Answer – Trump is a radical Far-Left SJW, seething with raw hatred toward White America.

Alt Right priapisms arise:

Chinese Nationalist Maiden
The problem for the West is that the USA might sooner or later be at war with the world’s prime Communist superpower, Red China. The West cannot afford to lose that war if it ever comes to pass, and neither can the West afford to lose the war over the control of the Western borders. Immigration needs to be brought back under the control of sound racial-demographic policy, and potential rivals such as Red China should not be made more powerful by Western companies..

That’s great.  Where do YOU live?  If it is in a Western country, please leave.  Or else you’re nothing but a vile hypocrite.

In Trump We Trust!  E Pluribus Awesome!

The testers:

…the DTC genetic testing company FamilyTreeDNA reached an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to grant the agency access to FamilyTreeDNA’s database of more than 1 million genetic records. At present, DTC genetic testing companies 23andMe and Ancestry still require court orders or valid search warrants for unsolicited third-party or law enforcement access to their genetic data records.

Listen to this.  I give Spencer credit for reaching out to the police and for considering legal action about that TV show clip.

The overall video had a good message, but there is a fundamental flaw there.  Unlike the White fear of Black mass violence, no one is really frightened of White nationalists, or any type of Whites whatsoever.  All the recent nonsense, the congressional hearing, the media stories, the statements – that’s all an excuse for censorship. They fear WN ideas (such as they are – that shows how memetically weak the Left really is), but not WNs themselves.  There is no real credible threat, outside of lone wolves and that’s nothing in the broader scheme of things.  The fear of the 1960s was of mass Black insurrection, riots and so forth. The only things White men today would riot for is more access to East Asian women and more Negro football on TV.

Yes, well, look Fat Don, since you’ve completely abandoned your White working class base, can you be surprised that others are targeting them?  Beware the Yang Gang!

The anti-vaxxers claim that the decrease in measles from, say, the 50’s to the 80s, was due to “better hygiene” and had nothing to do with vaccination.  What happened?  Did we start wallowing in filth?  Interesting, isn’t it, that – a coincidence, no doubt! – the spike in measles has occurred concomitant with the retards not vaccinating their children.

Sallis right again!  See title here.  See reality here.

Der Movement marches on:

I have for some time believed that it was Aryans who founded the Egyptian civilization after migrating from the Hyperborean center, due to the spirituality seeming to be quite Aryan. This also with the combination of some Pharaohs being depicted as blond-haired and blue-eyed and after opening tombs, they found that a Pharaoh even had red hair if I recall correctly. The question is: Is ancient Egyptian spirituality of an Aryan character, and if so, how could that be, if the Egyptians were of a non-Aryan stock?

Anyone who thinks that the findings of genetic archaeology will end “movement” fetishism is deluded.  When you are dealing with blind religious faith, facts are irrelevant.  If a careful genetic study proved without a shadow of a doubt that the Spartans were Nigerian, the Nutzis would crow; “Arthur Kemp was right!”

Saturday News

In der news.

Watch this from 10:14 to 10:22 – the Silkers will spontaneously ejaculate over that, in a paroxysm of masochistic ecstasy.

More anti-vaxxer insanity exposed.

The System is unraveling and Der Movement has absolutely nothing to do with it.  It’s the Left that is energized, and the Colored Left will tear the nation apart, which is good.

Andrew Yang is a Chinaman who wants to buy off Whites with $1000 a month.  He’s using UBI to distract Whites from dispossession.  He’s the enemy.  And yet “pro-White leaders” and “activists” and ranting about “the Yang Gang” with the same onanistic fervor they brought to their “God Emperor.”  Well, at least the Princess Tulsi Coconut fad didn’t last that long.

If judgment could be measured like IQ, the Alt Right would be retarded.

Some get it right:

@Urbanus_Crusade
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No doubt. But I find it inherently demoralizing that the altright is putting its faith in a Taiwanese man, who more or less agrees with the globohomo agenda.
He’s an intelligent and articulate man, with interesting ideas, but I’m not jumping on this bandwagon.
Evan McLaren
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He’s getting what energy we have to spare for conventional political discourse, and he’s given us something to meme about. If people are placing faith in him beyond that, it reflects the same problem we encountered in 2016: immaturity and unseriousness.

Yeah….

My extensive analysis of ancestry testing companies is in the editing stage and should be posted soon, hopefully within the next week.

A Complete Wreck

In der news. 

CONCLUSION: The study strongly supports that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases after vaccination. It adds to previous studies through significant additional statistical power and by addressing hypotheses of susceptible subgroups and clustering of cases.

Of course, while vaccinations are “bad,” all the landwhales out there taking statins while stuffing their fat faces with Big Macs (hello, Antifa Don Trump) are A-OK!  No “pharmaceutical company conspiracy” there, no sir!  I guarantee – if statins had to be taken by injection and if MMR was taken by a pill, all of a sudden the tinfoil hat crowd would be ranting against statins (rants that would at least have some basis in reality).

@Theseus803

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The current leaders are just the first autists out of the gates. More nobel men will appear in due time. No wise man jumps into a muddy river to test its depths. He throws a rock. Many idiots have merely chosen to be these rocks and now people know the river can be forded.

Correct for “noble” and it’s all good.

Anyone who takes the Far Right, Der Movement, Inc., seriously has to be out of their minds. It has moved beyond my ability to parody.  Do any of these people really believe that Andy Eggroll or Tulsi Coconut are worth even five seconds of consideration as worthy political candidates?  And it these fellows are so interested in mainstream politics, then that’s where they should have focused their activism all along (as I’ve suggested for years), instead of wasting time as a bad fit as a “movement leader.”  Regnery’s initial instincts were correct about NPI; it is too bad things were allowed to go so wrong.

Burned once, stick your hand in the fire again.  Burned twice, the same.  Burned three times, once again.  Burned N number of times, still repeat the same mistakes over and over again, without end.

All Hail King Eggroll!  Let’s meme Kung Fu Andy into the Presidency!  Make Asians Great Again!  MAGA!  Pepe!  Kek!

Now, two final points.

First, I have listened to a podcast by several people (none of which I am fans of, nor are guiltless of their own flaws) making more revelations about another Far Right personage.  I am not going to link to it, or mention the names involved, or discuss the relevant details. Unlike previous episodes of this endless feud, these revelations are things that I was not previously aware of, and actual evidence was provided for some (but not all) of the accusations.  It is more dirty laundry, of some of the worst kind, more terrible things revealed.  The podcasters seem not to realize that airing all this dirty laundry rebounds against them as well, and they also publicly embarrass a person who is not their target and who they consider a “victim” in the scenario. The whole thing is sordid, the revelations themselves and the act of revealing itself.  Of course, the target of those attacks himself has engaged in similar gossip, rumor-mongering, finger-pointing, and endless feuding.  Both sides believe they are scoring great points and “winning.”  That they don’t realize the immense damage they are doing to the cause they profess to believe in does nothing except confirm all of my oft-stated opinions about the whole group of affirmative action appointees.

Second, people who “go own the rabbit hole” in the minutiae of “movement” politics, feuding, and gossip sometimes lose track of the fact that, in the real world, where the fate of the race is being actualized, this is all meaningless.  No one cares about any of it outside the “movement”- other than, of course, watchdog groups, Antifa, media hacks who make a living writing about “movement” failure, and whatever elements of System law enforcement are responsible for keeping track of tragicomic dissidents.  The impact on the real world: Zero.  It is all sound and fury signifying nothing.  I was guilty of the same thing in the past. But, at some point you realize that no one else, no one outside of the “movement,” or outside of leftist anti-“movement” activists, cares about any of this.  No one cares in any way.  It’s all just a navel-gazing, self-obsessed waste of time.  

The realization that “no one cares” is not inconsistent with the idea that these feuds are doing great damage, because it is precisely because of these feuds, coupled with endless failure, flawed ideology, and “activists” (particularly “leaders”) with poor character, that the “movement” has degenerated to such an extent that it has no real impact on the White masses whatsoever.  The masses are what I refer to as “no one caring”- meanwhile, the small numbers of people involved in racial activism, those who do care, some of whom could one day do some good, are being disgusted and alienated; hence, the damage done, and the result being a failed “movement” that no one in the broader society gives a microsecond of thought to.

There are some people who will say -“Hey, we have to police the ‘movement’ and we have to determine the direction of the ‘movement’ that will one day bring victory.” No.  That’s a joke. It’s all about ego, self-esteem, and self-actualization – the top of the pyramid of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

All of these fellows want to “win” in their feud, they get personally offended by attacks by their enemies, they want the benefits of leadership (without the responsibility or accountability), they want the status, and they want to feel good about themselves and be lauded and supported by others. That’s what it is all about. Of course, the lower levels of the needs hierarchy are important as well – so this is also about squabbling over finances and other resources (“safety”).

The only practical outcome of all of this is to expose racial nationalism to public ridicule, give ammunition to the Left, and turn off people potentially interested in activism.

Der Movement Inc. is a complete wreck.  I denounce it, disavow it, and I am absolutely disgusted by it.  The ultimate success of racial nationalism is inversely correlated with, in a causal fashion, to the continued existence of Der Movement.

Is There a Vaccination Against Stupidity?

The embarrassing Right from Trumpian anti-vaxxers to Trump himself.  In all cases, emphasis added.

Low life scum heard from.

“Here we go LOL #measlesoutbreak on #CNN #Fake #Hysteria,” Darla Shine tweeted. “The entire Baby Boom population alive today had the #Measles as kids … Bring back our #ChildhoodDiseases they keep you healthy & fight cancer.”

So…getting sick keeps you healthy!  And as regards the “hygiene hypothesis” and cancer, see this:

That said, it should be noted that not all types of microorganisms are expected to have the same anticarcinogenic effect; for example, viral infections seem to be mainly procarcinogenic, in contrast to bacteria or parasitic worms that have a longer coevolution history with human species and may have, therefore, adapted to exhibit more antitumorigenic effects.

Thus, viruses (e.g., HPV, hepatitis), which are the targets of most vaccines, tend to promote cancer, while bacteria and parasitic worm infections tend to inhibit cancer.  Maybe the anti-vaxxers can swallow some tapeworm eggs then?

And as far as confusing genetically engineered measles vs. the normal infections strain, see this.  Then we read:

“I had the #Measles #Mumps #ChickenPox as a child and so did every kid I knew,” she went on to claim, adding: “Sadly my kids had #MMR so they will never have the life long natural immunity I have.”

I had those same diseases myself.  The chickenpox wasn’t that bad, and having mumps as a child wasn’t that bad either (male adults are a different story). But measles?  For godssakes – a 105 degree fever?  What the hell?  You want your child to go through that, you stupid bitch?

“Come breathe on me!”

No, let’s try something different.  She’s against vaccination, right? Let her get bitten by a rabid animal and then withhold the vaccine.  Don’t give her medical treatment either – after all, being anti-vaccination is her choice.  Just leave her safely locked in a room for the incubation period, with all the amenities, to wait out the eventual festivities.  Have fun!

In Trump We Trust!  When Coulter talks about Trump fooling all the “rubes,” all those who make up “the stupid element” of his base, why does she think that excludes her?

Do you need any more evidence that your obese God Emperor is a fraud?

Trump may be the most leftist President of my lifetime, and, practically speaking, the most anti-White.  Trump is – by his actions, not his bombastic tweet rhetoric – obviously seething with genocidal animus against European-derived peoples.  Trump the real head of Antifa.  Trump the neo-Marxist.  Trump the gravedigger of White America.

But, hey, who cares, right?  He struts around like Vince McMahon, he “negs” women, he has a “hot” wife (albeit one whose slant-eyed appearance does nothing except justify fetishist stereotypes about Eastern Europeans), and he (“allegedly”) cheated on his (just-had-a-child) “hot” wife with a man-jawed, floppy-breasted, big-boned, horse-faced porn star.

So, quite obviously, he’s the last chance for White America!  In Trump We Trust!  MAGA!  Pepe!  Kek!

Derbyshire gets it, a bit late:

I’m reluctantly coming to the conclusion that the blogger Z-man got it right: Trump’s just a bag of wind, a “bullshitter who got very lucky.” [Not My President, March 1, 2018] He has no political skills and no firm core of belief on political issues. By the latter I mean that if he says something today, six months on he may be saying the opposite thing, with just as much apparent conviction—as indeed he has done on legal immigration.
I’m also getting the impression of a guy who is lazy and timid. By lazy I mean he hasn’t made much effort to improve his understanding of key issues, or to get properly to grips with staffing chores. By timid I mean reluctant to challenge, to throw down gauntlets—like an executive order ending Birthright Citizenship. Sure, it might fail at last, but at least battle would have been joined.
Trump doesn’t want battle, he doesn’t want challenge. He wants to tweet, watch TV, and make gassy speeches full of empty promises that he’ll renege on after his next meeting with Jared.

Oh, yes, Derbyshire, you low-life filthy scum, it was “Zman” who discovered that Trump was a fraud, back in March 2018.  Right?

It’s not as if anyone had realized any of this even before your retarded, lipid-encrusted, orange-hued, semi-retarded, porn-star-rawdogging, jackass of a God Emperor was even elected, eh?

Thursday News

In der news.

Trump speaks out!  In defense of Jews and Israel of course.

His White Gentile base?  They can all go to hell, I suppose.  Right, Antifa Don Trump?

Trump is so far to the left, he can comfortably hobnob with his Jewish buddies Marx and Trotsky on the political spectrum.

Good for Ethan.  Of course, there’s a “God Emperor” link here.

He said his mother was influenced by the debunked and disgraced former British doctor, Andrew Wakefield, who in the 1990s claimed there was a possible link between the MMR vaccine and childhood developmental regression and autism. The paper he co-authored was removed by The Lancet and he was found guilty of professional misconduct after a series of media exposes led to formal investigations. 

Mr Wakefield has since remade himself in the US, where Donald Trump is among those who believe there is a link between vaccines and autism, despite the conclusions of this own government’s scientists. Mr Wakefield was among four leading anti-vaccination campaigners who met the Republican candidate at a 2016 fundraiser in Florida shortly before the election.

Is Trump the worst human being on Earth?  The Retard Emperor.

The long term fear is that right wing populism “shot its bolt” with Trump for the foreseeable future.  All the pent up anger, frustration, and energy that led to Trump’s 2016 electoral victory may be dissipated in defeat, disillusionment, and despair.  Far from being “the last chance for White America,” Trump may go down in history as the gravedigger of White America.  MAGA!  Pepe!  Kek!

Working hard…or hardly working?

Asians don’t like to hear the truth – even when it is spoken by one of their own. “Learn from western peers” – you got that right.  Copy and adapt – it’s the Asian way!  But “think independently?”  He’s going to have a long wait – doesn’t he know better?

More on Jack Vance.

I have to admit that Cugel is up there as one of the most entertaining characters I’ve encountered in literature; an unintentionally hilarious rogue, fancying himself a brilliant, beautiful cavalier with a wit like a razor, when in fact he is a long-faced cutpurse, imposter, murderer and rapist; to say the least he is a man of questionable ethics and perverse cunning.

An alpha male!  The dark triad!

Iucounu’s description: Fianosther pointed across the way to a man wearing garments of black. This man was small, yellow of skin, bald as a stone. His eyes resembled knots in a plank; his mouth was wide and curved in a grin of chronic mirth. 

Here’s my take on Iucounu, holding Firx, the extraterrestrial creature in his sweaty palms. I wanted to have him look kind of harmless and even dumb, as his mode of conversation brings to mind an absentminded professor. It may well be this is simply a show, but I felt that charade could be also reflected in his appearance. As a powerful wizard, he has lost much of the sense a mortal could make of him. I imagine his skin tone is the result of one too many alchemical brew ingested.

Or maybe his skin tone and his knot-like eyes suggest East Asian ancestry?

Wrong, wrong, they’re always wrong.  Counter-Currents: “Fenek Solère on the Englishness of Kate Bush”

Kate Bush, emphasis added:

Bush was born in Bexleyheath, Kent,[18] to an English medical doctor, Robert Bush (1920–2008), and an Irish mother, Hannah Daly (1918–1992).[19].  She was raised as a Roman Catholic…“I was a Roman Catholic and brought up in Roman Catholic schools”…In 2019, Bush published a statement on her website saying she had been quoted out of context and did not support the Conservative Party. She wrote: “My response to the interviewer was not meant to be political but rather was in the defence of women in power … I said that we had a woman in charge of our country, and that I felt it was a good thing to have women in power … it could make it seem like I am a Tory supporter which I want to make clear I am not.

Too bad Kate Bush didn’t mate with Shakin’ Stevens – they could have produced a Marxist leprechaun.

Crack Those Pots

Free-riding anti-vaxxers.


Speaking of herds, I knew that the great reduction in diseases had a good deal to do with clinical vaccinations. I just thought: “Let someone else take on the risks of vaccinating.” It was a very selfish viewpoint because I had the best of both worlds. I knew that my daughters had a low risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases — precisely because vaccination is effective. I had faith in herd immunity while questioning its very existence.