Donald Trump is Democracy

Given my neoreactionary sympathies, I am not usually one to sing the praises of Democracy.  However, Trump is an example of Democracy as it was supposed to work in theory.

I agree with many of Trump’s detractors, that he is probably not the most principled man.  While I believe that much of his concern for making America great again is genuine, I think self aggrandizement is always his primary goal.  The thing is, that’s exactly what our government was designed to work with.  For good or ill, our entire government was designed to make individual officials self interest serve the common good, hence checks and balances, divided government, etc.

Now of course, that system has been completely co-opted; instead of trying to please voters, modern politicians try to flatter the ideology of the media they depend on for publicity while stealthy advancing the interests of their donors.  At the same time, I believe that many modern politicians are true believers, and genuinely try to appeal to the ideals that they believe voters should have.

Trump of course, being wealthy, famous, and above all pragmatic has no need to appease the media or donors.  So instead, the does the unthinkable and advocates exactly the policies that middle class White American voters want, and the polls show how rewarding that strategy has been.

Trump is the first time we’ve seen Democracy* working as intended in this country for a very long time.  If you hate Trump, then you hate democracy, and you hate American middle-class white men by extension.  Ah, but I guess we already knew that.

 

*In fairness, I should note that Sanders is also an unprecedentedly Democratic candidate, though obviously appealing to a different voter base.

Donald Trump is Democracy

Greater Betas and Lesser Alphas: More than just a matter of notch count.

One of the most influential theories about the economics of the sexual marketplace places all males on a continuum defined by notch count.  (Roissy, 2007)  A man with a certain notch count is beta, add a few more and he’s a greater beta, a few more and he’s a lesser alpha and so on.  While this system works for the most part, the idea that that the difference between greater betas and lesser alphas is notch count misses some very important differences between the two.  Obviously Alphas score enormous notch counts, betas score few, and omegas score virtually none.  But between the alphas and betas there are two very distinct classes of men who do well, if not astronomically so, with women, greater betas and lesser alphas.

Betas are boring men who play by all the rules.  Greater Betas are men who play by the rules and win.  While they may put women on pedestals, and don’t give off the slightest hint of danger, they still have undeniable status.  They are usually well to do, or at least have a respected position. They are likely also tall and/or good looking and are probably even quite socially adept.  Because of these things they have plenty of very attractive women willing to date them.  However, these women will use sex as a bargaining chip, expecting gifts, dates, vacations, etc, and they will not be shy about demanding marriage.  In fact, they’ll probably want to pick their own engagement ring.

Lesser Alphas in contrast are men who play by their own rules.  (Full on Alphas don’t play by their own rules they write The Rules.)  These men are masters of their own destiny, but this mastery has so far gotten them a job as a bartender/bouncer/drug-dealer, a motorcycle and a shitty apartment (if that).  They have an attitude that a woman can’t help but be attracted to in person, but as soon as she leaves his compelling presence she starts thinking, “Why am I with this guy?  All my friends think he’s no good.  Maybe I should date that doctor with the Porche that my friends like.”  Lesser alphas usually get plenty of sex, although the women they sleep with aren’t guaranteed to be of the highest caliber.

Two men might have each slept with twenty women, but a few questions will show that they have very different profiles.

Does he date very attractive women, but often end up getting cheated on?  Greater Beta.  (Women rarely cheat on Lesser Alphas because if another man beats him at his own game (sex appeal) she has no reason not to just leave him outright since that’s his only real strength.)

Are women happy to be taken to his penthouse?  Greater Beta.

Are women happy to be taken to his shitty apartment/car’s hood/mom’s basement/favorite patch of road/ her boyfriend’s bed?  Lesser alpha

Has he ever had a girl sleep with him but not want to acknowledge him in public?  Lesser Alpha

Does he mooch off recently divorced cougars he’s banging for a couple months before dumping them for some girl he met at a high school house party?  Lesser Alpha

Does he next cougars because he’s sick of them pretending they only put out after three dates?  Greater Beta

Does he refuse to give cougars the time of day because he’s got plenty of younger women to choose from?  Alpha

Does he try get into a relationship with a cougar only to be met with scorn?  Beta

Greater Betas and Lesser Alphas: More than just a matter of notch count.

The Alpha Male: Improved thought Experiment.

A noted master of the dark arts recently posted the following thought experiment.

Which man is envied by more men and desired by more women?

a. The childless player who has a history of bedding beautiful, unencumbered women and is currently in a relationship with a pretty girl on the Pill, a relationship which he seasons every so often with side flings.

or

b. The low class oaf who has five children with two different land whales.

Now of course, our esteemed purveyor of blasphemous thoughts intends to persuade his readers that reproduction does not define an alpha male as part of his noble campaign against marriage.  But that’s an artificially limited choice.  How about option c?

c.  A successful father of five whose gracefully aging wife turns a blind eye to his occasional flings with young waitresses and secretaries.

Why do so many PUA’s pretend this option doesn’t exist?  Because the possibility of living a fulfilling traditional lifestyle with occasional infidelities for variety would undermine their cougar mimicking lifestyle?

The Alpha Male: Improved thought Experiment.

“Gun Owners” are pathetic.

Old “conservatives” who think Richard Nixon was a disgrace and Ronald Reagan was the best president ever, and that they’re just gonna rack their shotguns and “scare off the bad guys.”  A gun is not a magical talisman that protects you because there’s a sheet of paper that says you own it.  It doesn’t matter how many guns you have in your safe, how many do you have in your hand, or on your person right now?  The alleged right wing gets so caught up in defending the features they can get when they participate in the Keynesian-Economics-Approved activity of purchasing new guns for their collection and practically ignore the right the Constitution gives them to bear (Not Own, Bear) arms.  Because carrying and training to fight with (no, shooting at the range doesn’t count) a gun on a daily basis is inconvenient, and it might offend somebody, whereas showing off your $2000 .45 ACP discharging piece of jewelry at the range is fun.

Don’t be a gun owner.  Be a gun bearer.  Regardless of whether your sheriff’s department will give you a permit.

Don’t hope you’d be able to kill somebody if your children’s lives depended on it.  Hope some degenerate gives you an airtight legal justification to become an unokais.

“Gun Owners” are pathetic.

You’re a Racist. Own it and outmaneuver your opponents.

One of the fundamentals of Judo is a concept taught to me as “floating,” perhaps other schools use different terminology.  It’s much easier to understand by feeling than by reading a description, but I’ll do my best.   When an opponent has grabbed you, and tries to pull you or push you, instead of resisting, you allow him.  However, you don’t simply go limp and let him toss you like a rag-doll.  You keep your torso tense, so that your feet remain directly below your shoulders.  Use many small rapid steps instead of big ones, and never cross your legs.  If you do this right, he can move you in any direction he pleases, and yet paradoxically, you remain in perfect control of yourself.  and at this point you can add a little force of your own in the direction he is already moving to off-balance him, or subtly alter the direction of the movement he initiates to set him up for a technique of your own.

Now accusations of racism are one of the most powerful offensive techniques in modern political discourse.  Not only do they diminish the credibility of the accused, they effectively silence him because he now has devote all his attention to explain why he isn’t a racist, much as a weak man when pushed by a strong one must expend all of his energy to resist being pushed backwards.   And no matter how hard you resist, you will not be able to completely resist the charge of racism.  However, the latter silencing effect of an accusation of racism can be completely avoided, by simple non-resistance.  When confronted with an accusation of racism, maintain your composure offer a simple, non-committal assent, such as “you may be right” and then move on with whatever point you were trying to make.  Not only will you now get to say whatever your opponent tried to prevent you from saying by calling you a racist, you will probably startle them, since they are expecting you to fight the charge.  In PUA terms, this is rejecting your opponent’s frame.

Now what’s that you say?  “But I’m not really racist, why should I say I am?”   Yes you are.  According to the commonly used modern definition of racism, you are racist if you believe in any sort of meaningful differences in the races, or even that race itself is a valid biological concept.  You are racist if you believe the old conservative standby that some cultures lead to more achievement than others.  In fact, you are racist if you believe in ANY explanation for non-Asian-minority under-performance other than White Racism.  So own your racism, rob the term of its power to silence you, and watch your opponents squirm.  (Because they have no idea what to do when you ignore their most powerful weapon and keep on speaking uncomfortable truths to power.)

Enjoy the beautiful moment/eternity between the time your foot sweeps theirs out from under them and the time when their head slams into the mat.

You’re a Racist. Own it and outmaneuver your opponents.

Choke-holds, Rubber Bullets and Ignorance.

According to responsible authority figures in the Media, these are rubber bullets:

…And this is a Choke-hold:

Didn’t think I’d get a chance to make this blog about actual Judo, but here we are.  No, journalists, this is not a choke-hold.  This is a variation on a half nelson.  It is a control hold that would not in any way choke or strangle the victim.   Actual strangleholds are going to involve three, or at the very least two points of contact with the neck.   Other wise you just aren’t going to get any real constriction of blood-flow or air flow.

This is an example of what an effective stranglehold looks like:

 

Just kidding.  This:

See how the upper arm cuts off blood flow to the left side of the neck, and the forearm cuts off blood flow to the right side, and then the right arm closes off space in the back and tightens the hold?  There are a variety of ways to successfully strangle or choke someone, but they’ll all follow the same principles.  At no point on camera did an actual choke-hold take place.  The argument could be made that the officer put the victim in a choke-hold when the camera was blocked, except for the fact that the victim himself told us this was not true…

I genuinely wonder if any of the “I can’t breathe” protesters have taken a first aid class.  If so, they should have learned that a person saying “I can’t breathe” or anything else is an indicator that they aren’t actually choking. (Because if they couldn’t breathe, they wouldn’t be able to say anything at all.)

I recall after the disappointing outcome of the Casey Anthony trial seeing a lot of people express that we shouldn’t all second guess the decision since we aren’t legal experts, weren’t in the courtroom etc.  That degree of forbearance was nice to see, not quite enough to get me to believe in Democracy again, but still, nice.  However when the police are involved, it seems that all such wisdom and forbearance goes out the window.  Suddenly people who despise violence, have no experience or knowledge of it personally, and who semi-secretly despise those who make it a part of their profession are suddenly experts on violent encounters (not to mention legal proceedings) who are fully qualified to convict police officers in the court of public opinion.

Obviously it’s a tragedy when someone dies accidentally, but that’s what this was, an accident.  There would be no reason for the police officers in question to suspect that what they were doing was likely to kill a person.  Even if a real stranglehold was involved, which it wasn’t this is a maneuver so safe that teenagers are routinely allowed to use it in athletic competition. Freak accidents happen.  Unfortunately when they happen in the context of the contemporary racist police witch-hunt, they end up being the nations top media story instead of a personal tragedy for those involved.  Condolences to the deceased’s family and friends.  And also to the officer involved and his family and friends who will undoubtedly face severe repercussions.

Choke-holds, Rubber Bullets and Ignorance.

A Modern Snow White Tale: Feminism as a competitive strategy.

Throughout history (Hello 10th grade history class!) high status women have hated (HATED!) pretty lower class women for their ability to poach high status men.  The female desire to sabotage competitors is so strong that our ancestors thought it needed to be imbedded in fairy tales so children would know about it right from the get go.  What if feminism’s attempts to secure more and more freedoms for women is an attempt by high status women to give their low status competitors gifts of poisoned fruit?  I’m sure I’m not the first person to have this idea but I’ll present it all the same.

Intelligence by itself isn’t that attractive to men.  I’d say it comes in distant third after looks and sweetness, ymmv.  No matter how witty she is, a narrow hipped high-SES 7, just isn’t going to be able to compete with a low SES 8 or 9. (Or even a sweeter more feminine 7.)  Unless of course said girls have sabotaged themselves in some way.  Here’s where she can use her intelligence (and IQ is highly correlated with self control and low time preference) to her advantage.  (Aging careerists have even more incentive (and more opportunity) to sabotage pretty gullible young women.)

If society says it’s completely ok for women to get fat and blatantly sleep around, you can be sure a lot of stupid pretty girls will jump on that poisoned bait like a fat chick on a (not sure if I want to finish the simile with “sandwich” or “dick” :\  )  Of course our well-bred, narrow-hipped protagonist is smart enough to know that such freedoms should not actually be exercised. By virtue of remaining thin and at the very least exercising discretion with her sluttery, has made herself a more attractive prospect than many of her competitors.

What evidence do we have that this is actually part of the motivation for feminists to support fat acceptance, whore acceptance etc?  Little direct.  However, it can be observed that upper class white and Asian girls tend not to indulge in the vices they crusade for.   While upper class women talk about body freedom incessantly, the stereotypical high SES woman has not gotten any fatter.  And while any a high SES girl will make an enormous production out of analyzing the implications of any bit of harlotry she engages in, you can bet she’s never appeared on Girls Gone Wild like her lower class competitors.

So we have an instance of a class of women advocating for a range of freedoms that they don’t seem to have much interest in exercising.  And we know that sabotaging competitors is close to a Prime Directive for women.  Hm…

A Modern Snow White Tale: Feminism as a competitive strategy.