Friday Assorted Links

1. The Audacious Epigone on the media hysteria. Trump got this far. He won’t back down.

2. Screenshot (301)
No, not satire. The Alt-Right has done good.

3. I endorse the National Front for reason linked

4. Jake Tapper on the lying State Department video cut

5. This is India

6. What do you do when the police pulls you over?

7. Why one Bernie supporter is now for Trump

8. Why I will never visit the U.K.

9. What kind of woman likes Hillary? Linked to for the lulz.

Author: pithom

An atheist with an interest in the history of the ancient Near East. Author of the Against Jebel al-Lawz Wordpress blog.

14 thoughts on “Friday Assorted Links”

  1. …And the whole “echo” nonsense gets subverted before it even starts. Hilarious. It was so stupid it got the fate it deserved.

    BTW, you’re mixing up “Alt-Right” with “FBI informants pretending to be 90-IQ white supremacists”.

    1. Nope. This is like Hillary Playing the Woman Card. It’s overplaying it, leading to eventual disillusionment among supporters.

      The echoes have been going around for over a year and a half now. It’s important for the public to be aware of the huge overrepresentation of Jews in public life. And therightstuff.biz is hardly FBI informants or 90-IQ; they carefully delete any threats of violence.

      1. The (((SPLC))) doesn’t have (((“supporters”))), only donors. (((Hillary))), hard as it is to believe, actually has both. Overusing the echo makes the echo meaningless, but overplaying the woman card just proves the point of the (((people))) who accuse (((you))) of playing the woman card.

        Anyway…

        1. Spreading awareness of overrepresentation of (((Jews))) in “public life” (quotes because that’s a sloppy phrase) is not the same thing as “belling the cat” for online trolling.
        2. Deleting threats of violence is something (((FBI agents))) masquerading as 90 IQ (((white supremacists))) can do.

        About #1, by the way, what’s the goal? I’m all for making (((the public))) more aware of things, including basic facts about how (((Jews))) are overrepresented in certain fields. But that isn’t what the echo is for, and it isn’t what the echo will ever accomplish, even by accident. Most (((people))) will look at (((TRS))) and immediately see (((neo-Nazis))), and they’ll go running the other way. Ask (((yourself))), “What would (((Hank Hill))) do?”

        Even in an alternate universe where that wasn’t the case, what would (((we))) hope that (((people))) used that awareness for? Are those hopes realistic?

        PS. I might stop using the echo all over the place if you admit that the echo is retarded.

        1. Sure, if you misuse the echoes you will raise the noise and reduce the signal. But that’s not what the people who are trying to re-appropriate it are doing. They’re mostly just singling out themselves as often powerful Jews. Just like Hillary is signaling herself out as a candidate who has nothing to offer but being a woman.

          “Spreading awareness of overrepresentation of (((Jews))) in “public life” (quotes because that’s a sloppy phrase) is not the same thing as “belling the cat” for online trolling.”

          -Why not?

          “Most (((people))) will look at (((TRS))) and immediately see (((neo-Nazis))), and they’ll go running the other way.”

          -So what? The point is to trigger all the right people, not to attract them. Trolling works. It’s the very fact that trolls don’t care about what SJWs have to say at all that makes them so influential. Products of /pol/ have become established features of the social media Trumposphere. I have no problem with that.

          “But that isn’t what the echo is for, and it isn’t what the echo will ever accomplish, even by accident.”

          -Yes, that’s what the echo’s for. And, yes, that’s what the echo will accomplish.

      2. Spreading awareness is not the same as trolling because trolling doesn’t spread awareness. It only amuses the (((trolls))) and annoys (((everyone else))).

        Awareness is spread in different ways for different things. To spread awareness of something that many (((people))) are kinda thinking but don’t want to say out loud for fear of losing their employability or whatever, it takes a single charismatic, well-fortified (((person))) who can grab a huge national platform and say that thing, and hold onto the platform and keep saying it. (((Trump))) has, in this way, spread awareness very effectively about certain things–though imagine how much more awareness would have been spread if (((Trump))) actually had ideas and beliefs that he stood for.

        Regular (((people))) want to feel like they can do something too, though. (((Losers))) in their (((mom)))s’ basements can troll anonymously online and provoke (((Jewish journalists))) into sputtering about it in their columns, but it’s a mistake to think this is the same as spreading awareness. The Trumposphere can be a bit entertaining at times, but it isn’t doing anything important. It certainly isn’t responsible for (((Trump)))’s success.

        But maybe those (((losers))) are just one set. Maybe there’s another set who don’t think (((America))) can be improved one way or another, and not seeing a point in being productive, pursue cheap thrills instead. “For the lulz” as the (((kids))) say.

        So between basement-dwelling (((losers))) and hopeless (((cynics))), there isn’t a lot to take seriously about the echo, which is why the echo is retarded.

        1. “It certainly isn’t responsible for (((Trump)))’s success.”

          -I agree. But it has helped it and ridden off it.

          What would be evidence you’d accept that the trolling is working? I think it’s working pretty well.

          1. (((You))) haven’t yet been clear about what “working” even means. How about an example use case scenario? Then we can talk about whether that scenario is plausible/has already been happening.

            Here, (((you))) can finish this one:

            A whiny Jewish journalist publishes something. An unemployed guy in his mom’s basement who spends all his time in comments sections and on Twitter.com puts the journalist’s name in 3 sets of parentheses. The journalist gets weirded out and researches what it means. Then he writes a follow-up story in which he sputters “I found out what it means and it’s HitlerNaziFascistHolocaust!”

            Then what? What happens next for the trolling to qualify as “working”?

            1. People become more aware of disproportionate Jewish influence in the media and become more weirded out by Jewish condemnation of “White privilege” than they already were. Hopefully, this shifts some people’s opinions to be less susceptible to all forms of SJWry.

              How do you think the SJWs rose to power? Through Tumblr. That’s where the virtue-signaling spiral started. Through their nonsense, Tumblr SJWs managed to permanently shift popular opinion in a very stupid direction. The reaction mainly consists of trolling and is mainly on Twitter and in Disqus comments sections, as traditional conservative opposition, as exemplified by the National Review turned out to be impotent. Trolling is fighting extremism with extremism. It shows SJWs what the logical consequences of their words are. And it shows there are more of us than there are of them.

              The ultimate goal of all the trolling? Render the effectiveness of SJW shaming to zero. Make their attacks impotent. Remove obstacles to Making America Great Again.

              How do you propose going about doing that? What’s your substitute to trolling?

      3. In other words, (((trolls))) using echoes are pretty much (((SJWs))) but with “racist white people” or whatever swapped out for “hypocritical Jewish influence”.

        (((Jews))) tend to punch above their weight basically anywhere intellectualism and a love of debate are advantages. That is the “race realist” explanation for Jewish influence (((you))) have already said we agree on, but it doesn’t have much to do with the echo. So what will the echo spread awareness of instead?

        How to ACTUALLY spread awareness: a charismatic, well-fortified (((person))) must take hold of the megaphone and keep a hold on it. In this case it would have to be a (((race realist))) willing to say, and keep saying, some version of the first sentence in the previous paragraph.

        That’s probably not ever going to happen, granted. But the (((looter))) who pauses, TV set in his arms, to tell the news cameras he’s protesting for an important cause is just as useful to that cause as the (((troll))) who claims he’s “spreading awareness” of something. If (((SJWs))) are your role models, where do (((you))) expect to wind up?

        See (((Robert Conquest)))’s third law of politics: http://www.isegoria.net/2008/07/robert-conquests-three-laws-of-politics/

        PS. I’ll stop using the echo everywhere now, I’ve made my point.

        1. “(((Jews))) tend to punch above their weight basically anywhere intellectualism and a love of debate are advantages. ”

          -True.

          “If (((SJWs))) are your role models, where do (((you))) expect to wind up?”

          -If all goes well, Executive Editor of the New York Times. Or some other kind of major influence on the opinions of Justice Kennedy.

          “But the (((looter))) who pauses, TV set in his arms, to tell the news cameras he’s protesting for an important cause is just as useful to that cause as the (((troll))) who claims he’s “spreading awareness” of something.”

          -Violent looting generally has mixed results. One one hand, it leads voters to vote against the looter’s intentions. On the other hand, if the press doesn’t condemn it, it solidifies the power of the megaphone. In any case, it’s bad, as it weakens the social order.

      4. Great. So when a troll from TRS (or someone who is aligned with those trolls) becomes editor of the NYT, then we’ll say the echo worked. Until then, it’s just retarded.

        In the reality you and I live in, the press will basically always condemn the TRS troll (who is analogous to the looter in my previous example). Just because SJWs seem to be winning some battles it doesn’t mean their tactics can be replicated by just anyone.

        1. “Just because SJWs seem to be winning some battles it doesn’t mean their tactics can be replicated by just anyone.”

          -Why not?

      5. Because their wins are made possible by a generally sympathetic news media and power structure.

        Nobody on the Alternative Right has that going for them, least of all TRS trolls with their monomania about Jews.

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