Thursday, February 20, 2020

A Telling Photo Gallery of Fort Collins

Interesting to see just how far society has declined.

Why Suzanne Venker Should Leave Sheryl Sandberg Alone

Dear Ms. Venker,

I skimmed your piece in the Washington Examiner because I already knew what it was going to say; just wanted to make sure.  And sure enough it said what I thought it would.

Women are not men.
We're supposed to compliment each other.
We are not adversaries.
Leave the proposing to men.
Feminism has ruined women and made them miserable.
Insert examples of miserable women here.

Blah blah blah.

But may I ask you to entertain a new approach?  One that might be more effective in convincing future women that feminism is not the way?  And one that will be less frustrating than merely saying "Sheryl Sandberg bad."

Leave Sheryl Sandberg alone.
Leave the women who follow her advice alone.
Matter of fact encourage them, or just not bother with them at all.

And the reasons for this approach are many.

First, you are not going to convince any woman today to abandon feminism and go with traditionalism.  You yourself provided several examples of what I can only imagine to be middle aged women with children and careers who are facing problems in their marriages.  Do you think at that age and with that much infrastructure invested in a non-traditional life they can just uproot all of that midstride and in a flip of a switch go to a traditional 1950's nuclear family?  Additionally, it doesn't sound like they're abandoning their roles, just complaining about them.  And these are women who have a receptive ear to traditionalism.  Traditionalism just not powerful enough to override their entire life's investment they've made in feminism or the buyer's remorse they most certainly have.  You've cured no one (or at least very few).

Second, do you think your article, along with every traditionalist argument made in the past 30 years even holds a candle to the trillions of dollars and billions of human hours that have been invested in now-three generations of women to follow a feminist life philosophy?  This isn't to say you're wrong.  You are factually right.  But did you have all young women's ears from K-thru-college?  Did you control the media?  Do you have a best selling book like Ms. Sandberg?  And do you control academia?  For every hour (if an hour at all) a mom taught her daughter about being a good mother or wife, supporting her man, staying svelte and beautiful, etc., there were at least a thousand hours of feminist counter-propaganda installed in young women's minds.  And to give you an example of how out gunned and out-spent traditionalists are compared to feminists I've provided an infographic below.

Third, do you really think women are going to listen to you?  I can completely sympathize with you and your goal to offer women an alternative to the feminist lifestyle they've had forced on them.  I understand the moral, noble intention you have to provide a solution or at least an option to women who are not happy with their love lives.  But take it from me dear, they won't listen.  Humans are programmable automatons, not the "independent minded" sentient beings they fancy themselves to be.  And though I'm willing (and hopeful) to be proven wrong, I'm going to guess the success rate you've had of convincing women to become traditionalists are about the same as mine to get people to spend less than they make, eat less calories than they expend, and get young people to stop majoring in stupid shit.  Zero. Which then behooves the question for you as to whether or not you want to put yourself through this banging-your-head-against-the-wall-torture.

Finally, there is also a nuanced, esoteric argument to be made about balance, karma, and universal equilibrium.  Do these women, after decades of feminism, outsourcing their kids to daycare, putting their careers above humans, things above love, deserve to "be saved?"  Do they deserve to find "happiness" and "love?"  I personally don't believe any of them will be convinced of the merits of a traditional life/relationship, making this question moot.  But what I am trying to do is make you question your own (albeit moral, noble, and well-intended) incentives.  How many of these women simply loved their careers more than their children or husbands?  How many of these women valued a corner office or a fancy title more than human interaction?  How many of these women in the past probably turned down perfectly good men that would have otherwise made great husbands, all for an unanchored religion like feminism?  And how many of them were just plain mean and unfeminine in the past to men?

Though noble, your goal is not only impractical, but is getting in the way of universal karma that is going to be delivered anyway.  There is nothing you can do to stop it.  The only person you can save is yourself.  So please, let women have what they want.  Let women have what they choose.  Treat women as equals and let them make their own choices in life.  But above all else, truly treat them as equals in letting them reap the costs and consequences of those choices.  And perhaps then you may find some solace in learning to "Enjoy the Decline."


Aaron Clarey

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Never Trust Anybody Over 30

An excerpt from the book "How Not to Become a Millennial" that discusses how the Boomer adage "Never Trust Anybody Over 30" has come to bite them in the ass.

"The Millennials didn’t grow up in a vacuum.  They weren’t born in the cabbage patch, sprouted legs one day, and then “POOF,” 22 years later found themselves $120K in debt with a Master’s degree in Diversity and Inclusion.  Like everyone else they were a product of their environment.  And a huge part of that environment, if not the most influential part, was the elders who would raise them.  Parents, teachers, professors, guidance counselors, therapists, bosses, even politicians and media personalities would directly and indirectly wield incredible, if not total influence over the Millennials and would be the single most determining variable in how the Millennials would turn out.

This is the way it has always been throughout human history because there’s no other way for it to be.  Younger generations have to be raised by older generations.  But the Millennials were going to be raised by a very unique generation of elders.  A generation of elders that the world had never seen before in terms of its wealth, stability, pampering, and privilege.  Nor had the world seen such an arrogant, self-important, completely delusional, and completely wrong generation before. And it was this generation that was going to prepare the Millennials for the real world - the Baby Boomers.

What I absolutely love about the Baby Boomers, what I find so incredibly rich is how they were the generation that coined the phrase “Never trust anybody over 30.”  And you need to really break down this statement to appreciate how hypocritical, delusional, arrogant, and simply wrong that statement is and therefore how wrong the Baby Boomers are.

First, Boomers said this when they were young.  Not only stupid, but inexperienced and young.  They were a bunch of teenage, 20 something know-nothings, who never worked a job, had yet to start families, draft-dodged a war, but somehow they thought they knew better than their elders and the culminated eons of human history.  Not only is this against common sense, it’s the epitome of hubris and arrogance.  Many of them hadn’t even gone to college to have a political religion installed in them so they’d parrot such outlandish stupidity.  They were just that naturally stupid and arrogant on their own!  And this was the raw material that would go on to raise a generation of children of their own.

Second, “over 30” meant the WWII generation.  Implying the generation that went through:

the Great Depression
fought WWII
came back home and built the most successful economy in the history of the world
put a man on the moon,
and then as an encore performance, during their retirement years, won the Cold War

was not to be trusted.  Never in the history of the world had a single generation fought, staved off, and defeated such evil and created such good with such sacrifice.  But yet some 19 year old, pot-smoking Boomers knew better and insisted you couldn’t trust, of all people, the World War II Generation.

Third, when it came time for the Boomers to take stewardship of the United States they went and completely shat the bed.  They inherited the greatest country the world has ever seen and in nearly every capacity destroyed it.  Instead of surpluses they ran massive government deficits.  They increased the national debt from 40% GDP to its current-day 106%.  Household debt from 40% to 100% GDP.  Economic growth tanked from the WWII generation average of 4.25% to 2.25%.  And there’s their collection of “bubbles” and financial crises they collected like Pokemon cards – the Dotcom Bubble, the Housing Bubble, the Education Bubble and the Volcker Recession – all making genuine economic progress damn near impossible.  And this says nothing of the sociological and societal destruction they wreaked upon America.  Divorce, broken homes, crime, welfare, single motherhood, dead beat dads, teenage pregnancies, drugs, STD’s, and The Doors.  A generation could not have failed more at being responsible adults if they tried. 

But about the worst thing they did was to shame, mock and ridicule American culture itself.  The pinnacle of human achievement and good.  The best culture and country the world has ever seen. The country every other human on the planet desperately wants to move to or become like.  And the Boomers could not wait to destroy it, throwing it under the bus for such petty reasons as being edgy, to curry favor with anti-American leftists, or to simply fake being some kind of academic or intellectual.  In the end, they managed to take the world’s greatest asset and in one generation turn it into the world’s largest liability.

Finally, and perhaps most ironic, is that they have provably become what they so arrogantly mocked in their youth.  You absolutely should have trusted somebody over 30 back in 1968, not the 20 something dipshit hippies the Boomers were.  But today, well over the age of 30, the Boomers are the ones you should never trust because they are such an absolute, abject failure of a generation.  Nobody listens to them.  The entire country hates them.  Their half-sibling children debate whether they should bother visiting them in nursing homes.  And this optimistically assumes the Boomers even have the money to afford nursing homes as they all reverse-mortgaged their homes to afford basic living expenses.  They are so bad of a generation that instead of commanding the respect eldest generations normally did in the past, they are the butt end of jokes, minimized and completely encapsulated with a the simple hashtag of “OK Boomer.”  They are no better than the Millennial generation they raised and their only value in society will also be to serve as a warning to others."

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Monday, February 17, 2020

The Clarey Podcast #315 - The "Blippi" Episode

Cappy and Chad discuss:

Hell for accountants during accounting season.
You NEVER volunteer or contribute to charity.
RMA Data
Hamline - the shittiest private school in Minnesota


In THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!
Youtube here.

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"Why Is Everything So Expensive for Millennials?"


Your answer comes from this excerpt from "How Not to Become a Millennial"

"The perfect example of this is President Obama and it’s an important economic lesson for all of us to understand.

If there was a rockstar politician that the Millennial generation squealed like teenage girls at an Elvis concert over, it was Barack Obama.  He was everything they were programmed to want.  A polished, intelligent, socialist-light, black gentleman, who was going to cut through the politics of Washington and *finally* bring some sort of justice and fairness to the people.

And he did.

Facing the financial crisis of 2009 he increased government spending more than any peace-time president before him in real terms.  He ran deficits well over a trillion dollars for the first half of his presidency and paid for it by printing money.  That money went to a potpourri of social and socialist programs, but as it pertained to Millennials specifically, Obama started lending money directly to students under the federal government so those students would not have to deal with any of those icky, mean, evil private lenders.

To the untrained, ignorant, and young Millennial eye, this seemed great.  It seemed as if President Obama was going to help them.  He was finally doing something to help lower tuition unlike all politicians in the past.  But as it is with every deal with the devil, when you don’t adhere to reality, there is a price to pay.  Because in flooding the college market with $100 billion a year in extra student loans, all he really did was jack up the price of tuition.  In other words, he achieved the opposite of what he intended to do.

If you really wanted to lower tuition you would DEPRIVE colleges of money, NOT FLOOD THEM WITH HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS MORE.  You’d cut all government loans and lending to students.  You would also, ironically eliminate all scholarships and parental money from flooding the college market as well.  And if you really wanted to lower tuition, a year of high school seniors should have boycotted college for just one semester, starving all colleges of tuition money, forcing them to drastically cut prices. 

But the honest truth is President Obama, though well-intended, was woefully ignorant and uneducated about economics, just like the Millennials he was trying to help. And in voting for him, all Millennials managed to do was jack up their own tuition and their own student loan balances, of which they would pay unnecessary interest on for at least a decade to come.  The Millennials simply shot themselves in the foot.

The deal with the devil gets worse.

Because money doesn’t just stay in one place once it’s printed.  It circulates.  So once those trillions of dollars came hot off the presses they went into the hands of contractors, welfare recipients, college students, and the millions of other people who got some of that newly minted money.  But no matter who got it or how many people did, that money inevitably and invariably ended up at the same place – the bank.  And banks make money by lending it out.

If you think about it, banks only lend money for large purchases people normally can’t pay cash for.  Thus relegating most loans to four key areas:

•    Mortgages
•    Auto loans
•    Corporate buybacks/investing (when a company either buys back its shares or the shares of other companies on the stock market)
•    Health emergencies (typically via a home equity loan or credit cards)

And though according to the Consumer Price Index there is no inflation, if you look at what the proceeds of those bank loans went to purchase, you’ll find there is indeed a ton of inflation in the market when it comes to:

•    Housing prices
•    Auto prices
•    The stock market (stock prices), and
•    Health insurance/costs

In other words, in printing off all of that money, Obama (and Bush Jr and more recently Donald Trump) merely flooded these respective markets with money, driving up their prices.  So all the Millennials really managed to do in voting for Obama and all that *free* money he was going to give them, was

•    Price themselves out of the housing market
•    Drive up rents
•    Drive up the price of cars
•    Price themselves out of the stock market/retirement market, and
•    Drive up insurance/health care costs
•    Cripple themselves with insultingly high levels  of interest-bearing student debt

The Millennials made their deal with the devil.  Now they’re paying for it in spades.  Even if the “devil” was a very nice, well-intending, politically correct, socialist-light, affirmative action president."

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Democrats Going So Far as to Have Government Wipe Your Ass for You

This is a bit dated of an article, but what I want you to do is to read through just how arduous the process is to report a homeless camp in Portland, and then the number of sites they cleaned up and the number of gallons of human waste they disposed of.

Now imagine who's bidding on the contract to clean up Portland's homeless fecal material.

That is the type of jobs that will exist in the future in socialism combined with AI.  If we get productive enough that a parasitic class can permanently exist, to the point the democrats will pay government workers to clean up your shit and needles after you, an increasing share of the jobs out there will be to metaphorically (and perhaps literally) wipe the asses of the parasitic classes.

You social scientists don't know jack shit. You just want to advocate for free everything so you can be popular, get government funding, professor jobs, and avoid real work, even if it means we will be cleaning up full grown adults' shit on the streets.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

"The Rise of Romance Scams"

I'm very curious how many of these are middle aged spinsters finding "love" overseas and how much is dopey guys sending money to a Ukrainian woman who thinks she's going to be his bride.

And yes, Operation Evil aims to profit off of these motives.  Legally of course.

Hot Abusive Chicks = Happy Endings

Some good news!

Apparently you just can't assault your husband, no matter how "hot" you are.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Gen Z Will Not Save America

"They want employers to do something politically that aligns with their values."

They're just Millennials v 2.0.

Monday, February 03, 2020

Update on "How Not to Become a Millennial"

I will not be publishing, but rather have sold the book to another author who will. Details below: