Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Tale of Two Trailers

The days when I was capaable of taking an interest in ComiCon trailers are long over.  None the less trailers for two new Star Trek TV shows have been brought to my attention.

One of them is officially Star Trek and one of them is not.

One of them I have no desire to see whatsoever and one of them has me curious enough to tune in... To the first episode anyway.

Can you tell which is which?

Jeff Sessions Has to Go

I take no pleasure in that statement.  Sessions was an early and vocal supporter of Donald Trump and is actually an honorable man. A rarity in Washington.

But it doesn't change the fact that the poor bastard is too weak to run his department.  DOJ is filled to the brim with lawyers and lawyers lean Left as instinctively as a beaver builds a dam.  Drastically compounding that problem is eight years of Obama appointees who feel their first cause and primary duty is to advance Leftist goals.

Sessions caved early and caved big when he recused himself on the flimsiest of grounds when the Great Russian Witch Hunt began.  It wouldn't have taken a genius to figure out that the man underneath who was an Obama appointee would leap greedily at the chance to appoint a Special Counsel.

While a Special Counsel isn't as bad a Special Prosecutor, Mueller won't stop until he gets someone's scalp for something.

Sessions had to have known that somewhere inside when he recused.  An honorable man to be certain but also a very weak one.  Even #TeamNeverTrump is realizing it.

More than two thousand libertarians attended the annual Freedom Fest conference last weekend in Las Vegas. Numerous speakers focused their criticism of the Trump Administration on one man — Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

It wasn’t personal animus toward Jeff Sessions. Some of the speakers know him and like him. I even heard a few critical of Sessions to acknowledge that he is a “good and decent man” but he is “wrong…on issues that ‘libertarians care about.’” More than one of his critics was even sympathetic — noting that Sessions was being subject to a “slow water torture” — unseemly and undignified, and even unfair to Sessions, that is the leaks, and even the past statements by President Donald Trump. This weekend conference concluded before the most recent statement by POTUS.

When a British cabinet minister is appointed to his post, his department immediately begins converting him to their view point.  They call this "house training".  When that minister begins to automatically take his department's POV this is called having "gone native."

Sessions embrace of property confiscation without much in the way of due process sealed the deal for me as well. Jeff has gone native and done so in record time. 

Jeff Sessions has to go!



DOJ lawyers have continued to keep alive a slew of cases appealing a 2014 district court ruling that granted an injunction from the mandate to several Catholic organizations. The Supreme Court vacated an appeals court ruling against The Little Sisters of the Poor and similar organizations in 2016, sending the cases back to the lower courts. Many religious freedom advocates expected that the Trump administration, which has vowed to protect The Little Sisters and other organizations burdened by the contraceptive mandate, would drop the legal campaign against the religious organizations. But more than six months into the Trump era, the legal fights are still alive.

Okay, it is official. The DOJ needs a boot on it's neck.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Japan and the Importance of Game

Later that night, I was standing in my bathroom next to the immaculately white toilet while Fred lectured me on the critical importance of hanging toilet paper in the correct “over hand” position. I was nodding while reflecting that not all of the fault for my bad relationship with Fred lay with me. Fred was seriously OCD. Although he had actually made that work for him. His attention to detail was spotted early at UBCO. A personality flaw had been mistaken for virtue and he was started up the ladder.

UBCO was like that back then. You could indeed actually start at the bottom and work your way to the top if you were a loyal company man. UBCO was big and it would take care of you all your life in exchange for your loyalty. Fred had started on the loading dock when he was a teenager and now he was known as the company’s turnaround guy. In two years he was expecting a vice presidency. UBCO was like that... Or at least it currently was. In about a year, UBCO was going to be raided in hostile take over. 

A proud one hundred year old company with a strong and healthy corporate culture that encouraged and rewarded loyalty from it’s employees would be gutted like a trout. Every asset that could be sold off, would be in order to pay off the mega high interest junk bonds that had financed the takeover. The men who did it would walk away with pockets bulging, having built nothing, they would leave nothing behind but ruined lives. 

-- Living in America by Cataline Sergius

It says a shit ton about Japanese dating culture that their word for girlfriend is Gārufurendo.
Everyone was so focused on the salacious aspects of Japan's forty something percent of thirty year old virgins they missed out on the bigger issue.

Zero sex equals, zero babies.

Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago, there were fewer than 1 million births last year, as the country’s population fell by more than 300,000 people. The blame has long been put on Japan’s young people, who are accused of not having enough sex, and on women, who, the narrative goes, put their careers before thoughts of getting married and having a family.

But there’s another, simpler explanation for the country’s low birth rate, one that has implications for the U.S.: Japan’s birth rate may be falling because there are fewer good opportunities for young people, and especially men, in the country’s economy. In a country where men are still widely expected to be breadwinners and support families, a lack of good jobs may be creating a class of men who don’t marry and have children because they—and their potential partners—know they can’t afford to.

“The gender stuff is pretty consistent with trends around the world—men are having a harder time,” said Anne Allison, a professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University who edited the recent collection of scholarly essays Japan: The Precarious Future. “The birth rate is down, even the coupling rate is down. And people will say the number-one reason is economic insecurity.”

Populations shrinking aren't necessarily a bad thing in the long run.  As of yet we have no place else to live in the universe and even if we did, I doubt if we could get humans off of this planet fast enough.  Humans are mass produced by pretty unskilled labor.

None the less Japan's problems are real enough.  Part of it is cultural.  They were very big on arranged marriages right up to WWII.  They really don't have much in the way of societal mechanisms for arranging these things for themselves.  Sure the Alphas get laid but then they always do.  But Game as a concept is very difficult for Japanese Delta Males to learn because they are in a lot of ways a lot closer to Gamma.

Making an approach is terrifying to the Japanese male.

I had seen these problems developing myself when I was stationed there twenty (*sigh*) years ago.  The thing was back then Japanese males were still motivated to overcome their cultural barriers and break the ice with a girl because internet pornography didn't exist yet.  If you were horny and wanted to see something naked you got yourself a Gārufurendo.  

But once internet porn invaded Japan, a lot of the motivation vanished.  Self help was the path of least resistance.  I thought that dating apps would eventually bridge the gap but boy was I wrong there.  They are really looked down on in Japanese society.

If you are gaijin and White, good news you can still get laid there pretty easily.  Just head to Gaspanic Bar in Roppongi. 

You can't build a civilization on this

Getting back to the point at hand.

A lack of job security is a big deal when it comes to marriage in Japan.    Culturally speaking more so than it is America.  The Japanese as a people tend toward OCD.  Whether this is a cultural left over from the Tokugawa Shogunate or the result of actual selective genetic pressure that weeded out those that didn't conform to the Tokugawa's OCD regulations (which frequently did result in ear;y death), the result is the same. "Gotta catch'em all! Gotta catch'em all!"

 And so not having a secure job is a much bigger deal there.  Enough to put a Delta male (with Gamma tendencies) out of the running in terms of securing a mate.  Beta Bucks have to be secure bucks in Japan.

Other than re-establishing arranged marriages, I'm not sure what can improve the situation there.

The thing is, are we in that much better shape?

Men across the globe are accused of being shallow.  "Men only want one thing."  Not true.  I have been in situations where the only one thing I wanted was to survive.  Sex was of zero interest on those occasions.  On other occasions when my interest in la dance d'amour is more keen, my attentiveness was governed by genetic coding that predated my cavemen ancestors.  My genes wanted to know if the girl I was looking over, was likely to produce healthy babies and survive. Long lustrous hair, toned muscles and good skin indicate long term good health.  Good hip to waist ratio indicates a likely good breeder and so on.

Women are just as shallow as men but in different ways.  Despite the caterwauling of insane feminists and the ridiculous lies of the entertainment industry the average woman will never be much stronger than a fourteen year old boy.  A man who can make a girl safe is going to be higher on the sexy scale.  This desire for security doesn't always play to women's benefit.  Back when Deadwood was on the air, Ian McShane was getting voted one of the ten sexiest men alive. He was in his sixties at the time so it wasn't his clear skin and chiseled abs.   Women weren't voting for McShane they were voting for Al Swerengen who routinely stepped on his woman's throat but was the uncrowned, blood soaked king of Deadwood.  Logic doesn't matter in these situations, it's their genes that are talking to them.

Very roughly speaking, approximately one third of men have been pushed out of the "good jobs" market by women.  This is the reality on the ground. New jobs weren't created for women, they took men's jobs.  That one third cannot provide security that is a major blow to their SMV.  Some of those guys can make up for that in other ways but most can't...

Unless they learn Game.

Blast From the Past: Godfrey Elfwick Trolls Star Wars

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Beginnings

The Beginnings
by Rudyard Kipling

It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late
With long arrears to make good,
When the English began to hate.
They were not easily moved,
They were icy-willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the English began to hate.
Their voices were even and low,
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show,
When the English began to hate.
It was not preached to the crowd,
It was not taught by the State.
No man spoke it aloud,
When the English began to hate.
It was not suddenly bred,
It will not swiftly abate,
Through the chill years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the English began to hate.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Saint Godfrey Pray for Us

Godfrey was dancing on a tightrope in a high wind for so long I had come to the conclusion that either was a very skilled dancer indeed, almost but not quite infuriating Twitter's SJW Mental Hygiene Committee enough to warrant a death sentence.  Or else they had never heard of him.

Apparently they had heard of him.  This death sentence came down so fast you know damn good an well he was waaaay up on their target list.

I think what tripped him up was cultural.  He used the word "cunt" when accurately describing a British news reader (I love the term "news reader" BTW). 

The thing is "cunt" is kind of a PG vulgarity in Britain.  Not that big a deal.

While here in America it's a very big deal.  It's X-rated and triggers the fuck out of female SJWs (as well as male SJW who may as well be female).

Godfrey on the off chance you are reading this, if you want to slip below the radar with American censors next time use the word, "fanny".

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Disney Destroys Everything

I personally, thought this was funny as hell.  Lady Cataline on the other hand couldn't stand it.

I wasn't going to ask her why she hated it. She either likes stuff or she doesn't but this time she said, "Do you know why I hate this so much?"

I invited her to expound.

"Let's take the Chronicles of Narnia for instance," she said.

A bit of a sudden gear shift but I blinked hard and then nodded.

"Beloved childhood classic," she continued.  "Still the same as it's ever been because Lewis' stepson loved the man and respected his work but let's say he loses control of it. And... Disney buys it up."

I shuddered in revulsion and terror at the very idea.

Lady Cataline then nodded, "It doesn't start out too badly.  Let's say it starts an adventure with the children of the cabinet maker who turned the wood from the Narnia Tree in the Magician's Nephew into 'The Wardrobe'.  They expand on the background of the Seven Isles."

"Okay," I said.

"It turns out that the Seven Isles have a dark past.  They were instrumental in the slaving raids that Narnia conducted on the completely innocent Calormen Empire, (a center of education, music, learning and medicine."

"Uh," I said brilliantly.

"The ongoing war with Calormen was always Narnia's fault.  And so Caspian's great grandson Peter II invites any and all Calormen who wish immigrate to Narnia to do so and presides at the opening of the first Tash Mosque in Narnia."

"Okay, I get it," I said.

"Next story," Lady Cataline pressed on.  "After her family is killed (*uh...spoiler alert?*) A heart broken Susan gets an invitation to Lancre University which is where the graduates of Hogwarts go. There she falls in love with a black Calormen transgender lesbian there on an extra dimensional exchange program.  The love of her life is killed when Voldemort's rebellion first breaks out and in rage she dies giving birth to the first dementor. She rises from the dead and after that she is "Susan, Mother of Dementors".

"Is that what they call Oxford in the Potterverse?" I ask.

"Rowling didn't say what it was called," Lady Cataline replied "but she liked to ripoff Pratchatt."

"And quite a few others.  Go on."
"The next book returns to Narnia.  Some of Susan's "children" find the rings from the Magician's Nephew and return to Narnia.  It turns out that Aslan's Father is an insane babbling idiot god but not in a fun way.   Aslan has been covering for him all along which is why we never saw 'the Emperor'.  The churches of Aslan are torn down and first a wedding between a noble Calorman prince and transgendered tree is conducted upon the ruins.

"Finally Disney decides the original books are no longer canon and stops publishing them altogether.  Chronicles of Narnia the Special Edition are the only books you can legally find after that."

I finally understood.  All I could do was hold her.

So I did.