Saturday, August 13, 2011

Most Intelligent Left Intellectual in the Universe Tells Us Why London Riots

I once met the second-smartest man in the world, he sitting next to me on a plane, saying in response to each and every of my most brilliant points about all things of import, "Uh huh." "Yup." "I see." Ha, the man knew that I was right, and he agreed with me on everything, making him the second smartest man on Earth. But now I feel challenged and somewhat insecure. I think I have met the world's smartest guy, one who finds Anthony Burgess interesting to speak with, knowing him in New York, not on some plane somewhere. I'm spooked. It could well be this guy is so smart that he's the premier genius of the whole universe. He seems convinced, and I leave it to you to decide if he's right. Mind, it seems certain he'll tell you if you make the wrong choice.

In response to this, which I thought was clever and insightful, we have the genius.

Gautam Malkani, "Britain burns the colour of A Clockwork Orange," Financial August 12, 2011

htuoh | August 13. 9:07am

I am afraid you did not understand the book, nor read any other of Mr. Burgess' work, such as "The Wanting Seed."

I doubt you can be instructed, so I will not bother. Waste of breath calming a reactionary. Ask Obama--now.

For others reading, the main character in Clockwork is only 14, and largely a canvas painted by a cruel, stupid, sadistic and (viz. this exhortation against "those" criminals) authoritarian culture.

Not sadistic? Purple rain, application of homelessness, mass harvesting of pension savings by the rich, etc. Deprivation and infliction are key enjoyments of "nobility" or 'Bushes." A family that, by the way, made their early New England fortunes in the slave trade. Talk about enjoyment of cruelty.

What about those sadistic youth?--I can hear the response now. And I refer to my earlier statement that debate with a reactionary is a waste of breath.

Burgess' desolate point, that. Like the icecaps of intelligence melting, you will not do other than react angrily and feed the sterility coming.

Knew Burgess in New York. Very enjoyable to converse with.

Yeah, the melting icecaps of intelligence feeding the coming sterility and Bush's family getting rich in the 18th Century slave trade. Now, why didn't I think of that?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dalyrmple on English Riots

Theodore Dalyrmple, of whom I have written recently, is here again, this time direct at City Journal:

Theodore Dalrymple
British Degeneracy on Parade
The riots should surprise no one who’s been paying attention.

The ferocious criminality exhibited by an uncomfortably large section of the English population during the current riots has not surprised me in the least. I have been writing about it, in its slightly less acute manifestations, for the past 20 years. To have spotted it required no great perspicacity on my part; rather, it took a peculiar cowardly blindness, one regularly displayed by the British intelligentsia and political class, not to see it and not to realize its significance. There is nothing that an intellectual less likes to change than his mind, or a politician his policy.

More at the link:

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Who moved my cheese?!

Hey, look in the parking lot. That dinosaur is eating a spaceship!

Washington Post (blog) - Aaron Blake, Chris Cillizza - ‎17 hours ago‎

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Like, yeah, look over there and forget about the brownie on your plate. What brownie? I never saw no brownie. Huh?


The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. — Republicans held onto control of the Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday, beating back four Democratic challengers in a recall election despite an intense political backlash against GOP support for Gov. Scott Walker's effort to curb public employees' union rights.

Fueled by millions of dollars from national labor groups, the attempt to remove GOP incumbents served as both a referendum on Walker's conservative revolution and could provide a new gauge of the public mood less than a year after Republicans made sweeping gains in this state and many others.

Two Democratic incumbents face recalls next week, but even if Democrats win those they will still be in the minority.

Works every time, you know. I tell Communist Wilson when I'm editing his copy so he can submit it to the local leftard rag, "No, I didn't see no monsters grab your brownie when you were looking for the dinosaur eating the spaceship in the parking lot. And hey, how about you buy me another cup of coffee. I'm getting thirsty."

I call it redistributing his wealth. He calls it a mystery. Really, it's simply a social injustice. He makes way more money than I do. Union job, you know.

One time, thinking he was smart, he got two brownies for himself. (Ha Ha!) Now, if only I could fool him as well as the Wapo....

Having just finished a very tasty Starbucks brownie, I include:

Or, if you don't like a comment, the "community" can collapse it and make it go away into the corn field. Like this:

ROY WILSON-336103Expand Comment Comment collapsed by the community

I wonder how the attacks on White people at the Wisconsin State Fair last week by a large group of young Black teens will affect the voting, since Democrats are usually viewed as 'apologists' for bad behavior by minorities?

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MSLSD link:

Monday, August 08, 2011

An Up-close look at England's Lumpenproletariat

For a close-up look at contemporary England, may I recommend Theodore Dalrymple. I admit I was deeply disappointed in The New Vichy Syndrome, but other titles, Life at the Bottom, for example, will enlighten the reader greatly, even those living in England today. The link here takes you to Dalrymple's list.

Some reviews of Life at the Bottom here:

I think I've read five Dalrymple books so far. I liked four of them especially. That might account for my choice to move to Peru.

One fine evening

I live in a rainforest, though it's not obviously a rainforest because most of the trees are cut down and there's a city in place instead. But it is a rainforest nonetheless, a place of blistering rainstorms, cloth-ripping wind storms, near daily torrential rain storms. All things are subject to rapid rot or rust. Seldom does a day end without some climatic misery visited upon us here. But recently I had a fine evening, a warm and calm few hours in an otherwise brutal onslaught driving down from dark and angry skies. Pleasant.

I tramped through the usual clot of junkies huddled under the viaduct, skeletal addicts jabbing and poking their bones in search of a living vein under yellowed, scabrous skin, an uncollapsed vein being the life-line to heroin heaven. A pleasant evening, and I went on to the diner for an evening out. There I sat out at a table alone, quiet and content, with my book on terrorism and my mild and happy thoughts, idly crushing a bug that crawled across my page, wiping away the stain with a napkin, and reading on.

I was only momentarily distracted by one of the regular pests, Jack, a junky I'd just seen moments before shooting dope, came over table to table demanding money from those sitting, talking, laughing, eating with family and friends, Jack demanding money for food, "For something to eat, man, I haven't eaten all day, man," and his hand darting out to grab a scoop of something from the plate in front of a tattooed girl in a green lame miniskirt, her food suddenly stuffed into Jack's maw, Jack turning to run-- straight into tattoo girl's guy.

Guy's fist, connected to his wrist, connected to his forearm, connected to his elbow, connected to his biceps, connected to his shoulder, connected with Jack's jaw. Jack folded.

Rising like a vapour over a swamp, he engulfed Jack, knuckles coming down like lightning, the blow the thunder, the blood the rain: a storm of breaking.

When the police arrived I came outside and cheerily said to them, "Hey, what's happening here?" They said have a nice evening. I did. The ambulance pulled away slowly. Tomorrow will come. What's the hurry?

There is now a lull. The nature of things? Nasty weather a'comin'.

London's Burning

Durotrigan has some excellent coverage of the rioting in London.

More coverage. Check the whole blog here:

Obama's latest speech clears it up (now with People's Cube)

Rush video of Obama's latest speech.

I think Obama's telepromter was broken, but the theme seems to be clear:

"I'm a loser, baby, so why don't you kill me."

The People's Cube has a clear and concise summary:

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama came out swinging Monday in his first public remarks since S&P downgrade of U.S. creditworthiness, congratulating Americans on achieving a moral victory by redistributing the unfairly gained superior AAA rating to the less fortunate and more deserving countries, some of whom don't even have an alphabet. Calling the loss of an 'A' a "shared sacrifice" and "exercise in global economic justice," Obama went on to explain that our loss is someone else's gain and that we must have less so they have more is an idea worth fighting for. "By dropping that single 'A' from our credit rating we are in effect sharing it with a needier nation - like North Korea - that now can afford to borrow more money from China in order to feed its thriving population."

Once again demonstrating his exceptional ability to feel good about himself in a time of crisis, Obama pleaded for a renewed focus on good intentions that, despite the lackluster results, have garnered much benefit to those needy Americans who run the increasingly expensive government bureaucracy.

"Let me be clear: for us to feel good about ourselves is worth every penny removed from the pockets of hard-working families and communities all across the country. This is what shared sacrifice means," the president said from the State Dining Room in remarks that were delayed more than two days of his birthday and fundraising activities.

"My policies are based on a robust economic model: A big sinking ship raises the water level for smaller ships. And borrowing, printing, and burning trillions of dollars on massive infrastructure projects built by unemployed real estate agents and sacked mid-level managers is just what this country needs to get our common ship sinking just a little bit faster. The collapse of America will raise the volume of the waters beneath and will thus lift all previously disadvantaged ships, like North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, and the new thriving democracies in the Middle East. Our shared sacrifice is good for everybody," Obama said.

"As American president I felt very strongly about destroying the US economy in order to strengthen our position in the world through moral superiority. Now that I have succeeded, I feel even more secure about my reelection in 1012.


Sunday, August 07, 2011

Special Happy Birthday to Our Special President.

A happy birthday song just for our president, President Obama! Yay! He's special.

Happy birthday, special guy.

Obama. So special. He's... special!

The Doorbell.

A great one minute video: