Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Case for IQ Based Segregation - by TJ Martinell

TJ as you know is a colleague of mine and he asked if I would post his thoughts, inspired in part by my book "Curse of the High IQ" (and no doubt inspired in part by his intellect).  I have not read it yet so don't come complaining to me if you don't like it.  I'm just assuming the guy's smart enough that I can rely on him to write a good piece.

The Case for IQ-Based Segregation

In the dystopian short story Harrison Bergeron, one of the ways the tyrannical government maintains equality is by interfering with the brains of those more intelligent. They continually receive shocks to the brain that prevent extended train of thought. The reason: if intelligent people could think for long enough, they could achieve more than those less intelligent, and that would make society “unequal.”

In effect, equality meant dumbing down the smart to the lowest common denominator.

It’s a notion I’ve thought about ever since I put down Aaron Clarey’s Curse of the High IQ, which I finally got around to read. There are a lot of things that could be said about the book, but I’d like to focus specifically on the role intelligence plays in social relations.

Simply put, significant IQ differences amounts to an impenetrable barrier between the high IQ and ordinary people. Things that an intelligent person takes for granted and assumes everyone else recognizes is beyond the comprehension of most.

However, rather than recognize this and structure society accordingly, we subscribe to the idiotic notion that everyone is the same, that everyone is tabula rasa – a blank slate with equal potential for achievement. Thus, intelligence is not accounted for, at least honestly, in how we arrange institutions.

A high IQ boy does not belong in the same classroom as ordinary kids. He does not belong in the same higher education system as ordinary young adults. He does not belong in the same groups in which he is treated as a peer to someone a standard deviation below his IQ. He does not belong in the same workplace environment as people less capable as he. He does not belong in the same dating pool as those who can’t process the notion of long-term thinking and low time preference, as he is looking for a woman almost a separate breed compared to those sought out by men who, like in Harrison Bergeron, can’t hold a thought for more than a few seconds.

Trying to force the smart to integrate with the dumb is cruel for all parties involved. The high IQ person is frustrated and emotionally drained trying to interact with someone unable to comprehend seemingly basic concepts, while the midwits are humiliated and embarrassed by having someone actively having to dumb themselves down just to communicate with them. It’s on par with forcing special Olympic athletes to join the regular Olympics and getting angry when the normal sprinter outruns the special needs man in the 100-meter dash by 15 seconds and insists he go slower to not humiliate a mentally retarded competitor.

In a saner world, people with high IQs would be identified as early as possible and separated from others in environments where intelligence is an important factor. Like an intellectual aristocracy, they would be raised with the understanding that they are different, that these differences do not confer moral judgement either way, and that the best solution is for them to associate with others of similar intelligence in most settings.

The problem, as Clarey points out, is that our society is not tailored for the intelligent, but the midwit. Virtually all mainstream spaces cater to the median intelligence or low IQ individuals. To be sure, there are opportunities to mingle with people of similar IQs, but the events and venues are often expensive or more exclusive in nature. In a world that sees discrimination of any kind as evil, the only way to maintain boundaries is through prices or secrecy, i.e. an invite-only cigar lounge.

The challenge with this is that while intelligence and wealth have some correlation, they’re not intertwined. A high IQ boy from a poor family will not have access to these amenities in the same way a midwit from a trust fund family will. This is in part how so many institutions lose their prestige by admitting people based on wealth, rather than ability. They get dominated by arrogant midwits who think they’re entitled to things by virtue of merely existing.

In a sane world, the solution to the problem is segregation by intelligence, with spaces reserved only for the high IQ so that they can have meaningful, fulfilling social lives around those like them, just as median IQ people are more capable today of forming relationships because they have opportunities to meet like-minded people.

But, we don’t live in a sane world and that’s not likely to change. In an age when people suffering online censorship have been told to “build your own platforms,” it would do well for the high IQ to accept that if they want a space to belong in, they’ll have to create it themselves. I’m thinking not only in terms of what is practical, but in an actual sense, rather than formal manner.

For example, if you wanted to create a male-only gym, you don’t put up a sign that says so and make it official. You simply make the aesthetics appealing to masculine men and unfriendly to the yoga pants wearers. You play 1980s heavy metal, have darker, greyer color paint on the walls, lots of bodybuilding equipment, and posters of related stuff that appeals to gym rats. You’re not explicitly denying women entry, but they will naturally go elsewhere since they can’t change these things because they don’t control it. If there are women there, they will be few in number and intuitively grasp that they have to adhere to masculine norms, because the gym isn’t there for them.

In contrast, setting up a “men only” sign and actively trying to kick women out will accomplish nothing but a lawsuit and negative media publicity.

The same applies to IQ-based segregation. A high IQ space needs the aesthetics, décor, and environment that caters to people with greater capacity for thought, sophistication, and finer preferences. It filters out by intelligence, not income or purchasing power. It’s a space that feels inviting for the smart, not those who think they’re smart.

While it doesn’t have to be hostile toward the average person, they should instinctively and unconsciously sense that it’s not an appropriate place for them or does not appeal to their tastes. And because they have no say and there are no actual rules discriminating against lower IQ people like themselves, there’s nothing they can do but leave.

How high IQ spaces are created and what that space looks like precisely is an aside. The gist is that smart people need to have their own places and experience a sense of belonging by being in close proximity with others who speak the same language, i.e. intelligence. Further, these spaces adhere to the standards and norms of the highly intelligent, rather than placating those with a 90 IQ. Most importantly, they need to be able to keep out people whose presence there is inappropriate by nature of their IQ, someone who if allowed to remain will undermine the standards and norms for that space to accommodate them.

We need to abandon the notion of egalitarianism and equality by recognizing the harm it’s caused to pretty much everyone and the unnecessary conflicts that result from it. Among the worst aspects of it, is that it creates unrealistic expectations for the dumb and conceals from the intelligent the options at their disposal. The other issue is that the mere presence of high IQ people provokes insecurity and envy among malicious halfwits and midwits, who then seek to sabotage the lives of the high IQ. By separating them, these feuds are avoided.

Critics will say this is elitist, and all I can say is that they’re right. We’re not pretending that halfwits are equal to that of someone with a 130 IQ or should be treated the same any more than we treat those who can run a 4:15 minute mile the same as a 300 lbs. defensive lineman. The difference between segregation and what we have now is that currently the halfwits and midwits get to project and impose their standards and preferences onto people more intelligent than they and whose only desire is to fully realize their own potential.

This won’t cure the curse of a high IQ, but it will alleviate some of the worst aspects.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Vladimir Putin's Speech

Below is a speech that was given by Vladimir Putin to the Russian legislature.  I had to post it here for reference as I received a request to give my opinion on this speech, but the speech was inaccessible from western computers/internet.  I have no allegiance or opinion on Russia, Ukraine, Putin, etc., but I do have an opinion on the freedom of speech in America.  The fact this speech was obstructed to get to and read is proof America and some Americans are against free speech.  It is also an insult to Americans that we need to be protected against foreign thoughts or propaganda on account we are not able to make our own decisions.  Again, I do not support nor do I condemn Putin.  But a mighty fuck you to the people who decided for me that neither I nor anyone else should be able to have access to this speech.  You are no different a dictator than those you criticize.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Citizens of Russia, citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, deputies of the State Duma, senators of the Russian Federation,
As you know, referendums have been held in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics and the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. The ballots have been counted and the results have been announced. The people have made their unequivocal choice.
Today we will sign treaties on the accession of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Lugansk People’s Republic, Zaporozhye Region and Kherson Region to the Russian Federation. I have no doubt that the Federal Assembly will support the constitutional laws on the accession to Russia and the establishment of four new regions, our new constituent entities of the Russian Federation, because this is the will of millions of people. (Applause.)
It is undoubtedly their right, an inherent right sealed in Article 1 of the UN Charter, which directly states the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.
I repeat, it is an inherent right of the people. It is based on our historical affinity, and it is that right that led generations of our predecessors, those who built and defended Russia for centuries since the period of Ancient Rus, to victory.
Here in Novorossiya, [Pyotr] Rumyantsev, [Alexander] Suvorov and [Fyodor] Ushakov fought their battles, and Catherine the Great and [Grigory] Potyomkin founded new cities. Our grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought here to the bitter end during the Great Patriotic War.
We will always remember the heroes of the Russian Spring, those who refused to accept the neo-Nazi coup d'état in Ukraine in 2014, all those who died for the right to speak their native language, to preserve their culture, traditions and religion, and for the very right to live. We remember the soldiers of Donbass, the martyrs of the “Odessa Khatyn,” the victims of inhuman terrorist attacks carried out by the Kiev regime. We commemorate volunteers and militiamen, civilians, children, women, senior citizens, Russians, Ukrainians, people of various nationalities; popular leader of Donetsk Alexander Zakharchenko; military commanders Arsen Pavlov and Vladimir Zhoga, Olga Kachura and Alexei Mozgovoy; prosecutor of the Lugansk Republic Sergei Gorenko; paratrooper Nurmagomed Gadzhimagomedov and all our soldiers and officers who died a hero’s death during the special military operation. They are heroes. (Applause.) Heroes of great Russia. Please join me in a minute of silence to honour their memory.
(Minute of silence.)
Thank you.
Behind the choice of millions of residents in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, in the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, is our common destiny and thousand-year history. People have passed this spiritual connection on to their children and grandchildren. Despite all the trials they endured, they carried the love for Russia through the years. This is something no one can destroy. That is why both older generations and young people – those who were born after the tragic collapse of the Soviet Union – have voted for our unity, for our common future.
In 1991 in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, representatives of the party elite of that time made a decision to terminate the Soviet Union, without asking ordinary citizens what they wanted, and people suddenly found themselves cut off from their homeland. This tore apart and dismembered our national community and triggered a national catastrophe. Just like the government quietly demarcated the borders of Soviet republics, acting behind the scenes after the 1917 revolution, the last leaders of the Soviet Union, contrary to the direct expression of the will of the majority of people in the referendum of 1991, destroyed our great country, and simply made the people in the former republics face this as an accomplished fact.
I can admit that they didn’t even know what they were doing and what consequences their actions would have in the end. But it doesn't matter now. There is no Soviet Union anymore; we cannot return to the past. Actually, Russia no longer needs it today; this isn’t our ambition. But there is nothing stronger than the determination of millions of people who, by their culture, religion, traditions, and language, consider themselves part of Russia, whose ancestors lived in a single country for centuries. There is nothing stronger than their determination to return to their true historical homeland.
For eight long years, people in Donbass were subjected to genocide, shelling and blockades; in Kherson and Zaporozhye, a criminal policy was pursued to cultivate hatred for Russia, for everything Russian. Now too, during the referendums, the Kiev regime threatened schoolteachers, women who worked in election commissions with reprisals and death. Kiev threatened millions of people who came to express their will with repression. But the people of Donbass, Zaporozhye and Kherson weren’t broken, and they had their say.
I want the Kiev authorities and their true handlers in the West to hear me now, and I want everyone to remember this: the people living in Lugansk and Donetsk, in Kherson and Zaporozhye have become our citizens, forever. (Applause.)
We call on the Kiev regime to immediately cease fire and all hostilities; to end the war it unleashed back in 2014 and return to the negotiating table. We are ready for this, as we have said more than once. But the choice of the people in Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson will not be discussed. The decision has been made, and Russia will not betray it. (Applause.) Kiev’s current authorities should respect this free expression of the people’s will; there is no other way. This is the only way to peace.
We will defend our land with all the forces and resources we have, and we will do everything we can to ensure the safety of our people. This is the great liberating mission of our nation.
We will definitely rebuild the destroyed cities and towns, the residential buildings, schools, hospitals, theatres and museums. We will restore and develop industrial enterprises, factories, infrastructure, as well as the social security, pension, healthcare and education systems.
We will certainly work to improve the level of security. Together we will make sure that citizens in the new regions can feel the support of all the people of Russia, of the entire nation, all the republics, territories and regions of our vast Motherland. (Applause.)
Friends, colleagues,
Today I would like to address our soldiers and officers who are taking part in the special military operation, the fighters of Donbass and Novorossiya, those who went to military recruitment offices after receiving a call-up paper under the executive order on partial mobilisation, and those who did this voluntarily, answering the call of their hearts. I would like to address their parents, wives and children, to tell them what our people are fighting for, what kind of enemy we are up against, and who is pushing the world into new wars and crises and deriving blood-stained benefits from this tragedy.
Our compatriots, our brothers and sisters in Ukraine who are part of our united people have seen with their own eyes what the ruling class of the so-called West have prepared for humanity as a whole. They have dropped their masks and shown what they are really made of.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, the West decided that the world and all of us would permanently accede to its dictates. In 1991, the West thought that Russia would never rise after such shocks and would fall to pieces on its own. This almost happened. We remember the horrible 1990s, hungry, cold and hopeless. But Russia remained standing, came alive, grew stronger and occupied its rightful place in the world.
Meanwhile, the West continued and continues looking for another chance to strike a blow at us, to weaken and break up Russia, which they have always dreamed about, to divide our state and set our peoples against each other, and to condemn them to poverty and extinction. They cannot rest easy knowing that there is such a great country with this huge territory in the world, with its natural wealth, resources and people who cannot and will not do someone else’s bidding.
The West is ready to cross every line to preserve the neo-colonial system which allows it to live off the world, to plunder it thanks to the domination of the dollar and technology, to collect an actual tribute from humanity, to extract its primary source of unearned prosperity, the rent paid to the hegemon. The preservation of this annuity is their main, real and absolutely self-serving motivation. This is why total de-sovereignisation is in their interest. This explains their aggression towards independent states, traditional values and authentic cultures, their attempts to undermine international and integration processes, new global currencies and technological development centres they cannot control. It is critically important for them to force all countries to surrender their sovereignty to the United States.
In certain countries, the ruling elites voluntarily agree to do this, voluntarily agree to become vassals; others are bribed or intimidated. And if this does not work, they destroy entire states, leaving behind humanitarian disasters, devastation, ruins, millions of wrecked and mangled human lives, terrorist enclaves, social disaster zones, protectorates, colonies and semi-colonies. They don't care. All they care about is their own benefit.
I want to underscore again that their insatiability and determination to preserve their unfettered dominance are the real causes of the hybrid war that the collective West is waging against Russia. They do not want us to be free; they want us to be a colony. They do not want equal cooperation; they want to loot. They do not want to see us a free society, but a mass of soulless slaves.
They see our thought and our philosophy as a direct threat. That is why they target our philosophers for assassination. Our culture and art present a danger to them, so they are trying to ban them. Our development and prosperity are also a threat to them because competition is growing. They do not want or need Russia, but we do. (Applause.)
I would like to remind you that in the past, ambitions of world domination have repeatedly shattered against the courage and resilience of our people. Russia will always be Russia. We will continue to defend our values and our Motherland.
The West is counting on impunity, on being able to get away with anything. As a matter of fact, this was actually the case until recently. Strategic security agreements have been trashed; agreements reached at the highest political level have been declared tall tales; firm promises not to expand NATO to the east gave way to dirty deception as soon as our former leaders bought into them; missile defence, intermediate-range and shorter-range missile treaties have been unilaterally dismantled under far-fetched pretexts.
And all we hear is, the West is insisting on a rules-based order. Where did that come from anyway? Who has ever seen these rules? Who agreed or approved them? Listen, this is just a lot of nonsense, utter deceit, double standards, or even triple standards! They must think we’re stupid.
Russia is a great thousand-year-old power, a whole civilisation, and it is not going to live by such makeshift, false rules. (Applause.)
It was the so-called West that trampled on the principle of the inviolability of borders, and now it is deciding, at its own discretion, who has the right to self-determination and who does not, who is unworthy of it. It is unclear what their decisions are based on or who gave them the right to decide in the first place. They just assumed it.
That is why the choice of the people in Crimea, Sevastopol, Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporozhye and Kherson makes them so furiously angry. The West does not have any moral right to weigh in, or even utter a word about freedom of democracy. It does not and it never did.
Western elites not only deny national sovereignty and international law. Their hegemony has pronounced features of totalitarianism, despotism and apartheid. They brazenly divide the world into their vassals – the so-called civilised countries – and all the rest, who, according to the designs of today's Western racists, should be added to the list of barbarians and savages. False labels like “rogue country” or “authoritarian regime” are already available, and are used to stigmatise entire nations and states, which is nothing new. There is nothing new in this: deep down, the Western elites have remained the same colonisers. They discriminate and divide peoples into the top tier and the rest.
We have never agreed to and will never agree to such political nationalism and racism. What else, if not racism, is the Russophobia being spread around the world? What, if not racism, is the West’s dogmatic conviction that its civilisation and neoliberal culture is an indisputable model for the entire world to follow? “You’re either with us or against us.” It even sounds strange.
Western elites are even shifting repentance for their own historical crimes on everyone else, demanding that the citizens of their countries and other peoples confess to things they have nothing to do with at all, for example, the period of colonial conquests.
It is worth reminding the West that it began its colonial policy back in the Middle Ages, followed by the worldwide slave trade, the genocide of Indian tribes in America, the plunder of India and Africa, the wars of England and France against China, as a result of which it was forced to open its ports to the opium trade. What they did was get entire nations hooked on drugs and purposefully exterminated entire ethnic groups for the sake of grabbing land and resources, hunting people like animals. This is contrary to human nature, truth, freedom and justice.
While we – we are proud that in the 20th century our country led the anti-colonial movement, which opened up opportunities for many peoples around the world to make progress, reduce poverty and inequality, and defeat hunger and disease.
To emphasise, one of the reasons for the centuries-old Russophobia, the Western elites’ unconcealed animosity toward Russia is precisely the fact that we did not allow them to rob us during the period of colonial conquests and forced the Europeans to trade with us on mutually beneficial terms. This was achieved by creating a strong centralised state in Russia, which grew and got stronger based on the great moral values​​of Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, as well as Russian culture and the Russian word that were open to all.
There were numerous plans to invade Russia. Such attempts were made during the Time of Troubles in the 17th century and in the period of ordeals after the 1917 revolution. All of them failed. The West managed to grab hold of Russia’s wealth only in the late 20th century, when the state had been destroyed. They called us friends and partners, but they treated us like a colony, using various schemes to pump trillions of dollars out of the country. We remember. We have not forgotten anything.
A few days ago, people in Donetsk and Lugansk, Kherson and Zaporozhye declared their support for restoring our historical unity. Thank you! (Applause.)
Western countries have been saying for centuries that they bring freedom and democracy to other nations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Instead of bringing democracy they suppressed and exploited, and instead of giving freedom they enslaved and oppressed. The unipolar world is inherently anti-democratic and unfree; it is false and hypocritical through and through.
The United States is the only country in the world that has used nuclear weapons twice, destroying the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. And they created a precedent.
Recall that during WWII the United States and Britain reduced Dresden, Hamburg, Cologne and many other German cities to rubble, without the least military necessity. It was done ostentatiously and, to repeat, without any military necessity. They had only one goal, as with the nuclear bombing of Japanese cities: to intimidate our country and the rest of the world.
The United States left a deep scar in the memory of the people of Korea and Vietnam with their carpet bombings and use of napalm and chemical weapons.
It actually continues to occupy Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea and other countries, which they cynically refer to as equals and allies. Look now, what kind of alliance is that? The whole world knows that the top officials in these countries are being spied on and that their offices and homes are bugged. It is a disgrace, a disgrace for those who do this and for those who, like slaves, silently and meekly swallow this arrogant behaviour.
They call the orders and threats they make to their vassals Euro-Atlantic solidarity, and the creation of biological weapons and the use of human test subjects, including in Ukraine, noble medical research.
It is their destructive policies, wars and plunder that have unleashed today’s massive wave of migrants. Millions of people endure hardships and humiliation or die by the thousands trying to reach Europe.
They are exporting grain from Ukraine now. Where are they taking it under the guise of ensuring the food security of the poorest countries? Where is it going? They are taking it to the self-same European countries. Only five percent has been delivered to the poorest countries. More cheating and naked deception again.
In effect, the American elite is using the tragedy of these people to weaken its rivals, to destroy nation states. This goes for Europe and for the identities of France, Italy, Spain and other countries with centuries-long histories.
Washington demands more and more sanctions against Russia and the majority of European politicians obediently go along with it. They clearly understand that by pressuring the EU to completely give up Russian energy and other resources, the United States is practically pushing Europe toward deindustrialisation in a bid to get its hands on the entire European market. These European elites understand everything – they do, but they prefer to serve the interests of others. This is no longer servility but direct betrayal of their own peoples. God bless, it is up to them.
But the Anglo-Saxons believe sanctions are no longer enough and now they have turned to subversion. It seems incredible but it is a fact – by causing explosions on Nord Stream’s international gas pipelines passing along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, they have actually embarked on the destruction of Europe’s entire energy infrastructure. It is clear to everyone who stands to gain. Those who benefit are responsible, of course.
The dictates of the US are backed up by crude force, on the law of the fist. Sometimes it is beautifully wrapped sometimes there is no wrapping at all but the gist is the same – the law of the fist. Hence, the deployment and maintenance of hundreds of military bases in all corners of the world, NATO expansion, and attempts to cobble together new military alliances, such as AUKUS and the like. Much is being done to create a Washington-Seoul-Tokyo military-political chain. All states that possess or aspire to genuine strategic sovereignty and are capable of challenging Western hegemony, are automatically declared enemies.
These are the principles that underlie US and NATO military doctrines that require total domination. Western elites are presenting their neocolonialist plans with the same hypocrisy, claiming peaceful intentions, talking about some kind of deterrence. This evasive word migrates from one strategy to another but really only means one thing – undermining any and all sovereign centres of power.
We have already heard about the deterrence of Russia, China and Iran. I believe next in line are other countries of Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, as well as current US partners and allies. After all, we know that when they are displeased, they introduce sanctions against their allies as well – against this or that bank or company. This is their practice and they will expand it. They have everything in their sights, including our next-door neighbours – the CIS countries.
At the same time, the West has clearly been engaged in wishful thinking for a long time. In launching the sanctions blitzkrieg against Russia, for example, they thought that they could once again line up the whole world at their command. As it turns out, however, such a bright prospect does not excite everyone – other than complete political masochists and admirers of other unconventional forms of international relations. Most states refuse to ”snap a salute“ and instead choose the sensible path of cooperation with Russia.
The West clearly did not expect such insubordination. They simply got used to acting according to a template, to grab whatever they please, by blackmail, bribery, intimidation, and convinced themselves that these methods would work forever, as if they had fossilised in the past.
Such self-confidence is a direct product not only of the notorious concept of exceptionalism – although it never ceases to amaze – but also of the real ”information hunger“ in the West. The truth has been drowned in an ocean of myths, illusions and fakes, using extremely aggressive propaganda, lying like Goebbels. The more unbelievable the lie, the quicker people will believe it – that is how they operate, according to this principle.
But people cannot be fed with printed dollars and euros. You can't feed them with those pieces of paper, and the virtual, inflated capitalisation of western social media companies can't heat their homes. Everything I am saying is important. And what I just said is no less so: you can't feed anyone with paper – you need food; and you can't heat anyone’s home with these inflated capitalisations – you need energy.
That is why politicians in Europe have to convince their fellow citizens to eat less, take a shower less often and dress warmer at home. And those who start asking fair questions like “Why is that, in fact?” are immediately declared enemies, extremists and radicals. They point back at Russia and say: that is the source of all your troubles. More lies.
I want to make special note of the fact that there is every reason to believe that the Western elites are not going to look for constructive ways out of the global food and energy crisis that they and they alone are to blame for, as a result of their long-term policy, dating back long before our special military operation in Ukraine, in Donbass. They have no intention of solving the problems of injustice and inequality. I am afraid they would rather use other formulas they are more comfortable with.
And here it is important to recall that the West bailed itself out of its early 20th century challenges with World War I. Profits from World War II helped the United States finally overcome the Great Depression and become the largest economy in the world, and to impose on the planet the power of the dollar as a global reserve currency. And the 1980s crisis – things came to a head in the 1980s again – the West emerged from it unscathed largely by appropriating the inheritance and resources of the collapsed and defunct Soviet Union. That's a fact.
Now, in order to free itself from the latest web of challenges, they need to dismantle Russia as well as other states that choose a sovereign path of development, at all costs, to be able to further plunder other nations’ wealth and use it to patch their own holes. If this does not happen, I cannot rule out that they will try to trigger a collapse of the entire system, and blame everything on that, or, God forbid, decide to use the old formula of economic growth through war.
Russia is aware of its responsibility to the international community and will make every effort to ensure that cooler heads prevail.
The current neocolonial model is ultimately doomed; this much is obvious. But I repeat that its real masters will cling to it to the end. They simply have nothing to offer the world except to maintain the same system of plundering and racketeering.
They do not give a damn about the natural right of billions of people, the majority of humanity, to freedom and justice, the right to determine their own future. They have already moved on to the radical denial of moral, religious, and family values.
Let’s answer some very simple questions for ourselves. Now I would like to return to what I said and want to address also all citizens of the country – not just the colleagues that are in the hall – but all citizens of Russia: do we want to have here, in our country, in Russia, “parent number one, parent number two and parent number three” (they have completely lost it!) instead of mother and father? Do we want our schools to impose on our children, from their earliest days in school, perversions that lead to degradation and extinction? Do we want to drum into their heads the ideas that certain other genders exist along with women and men and to offer them gender reassignment surgery? Is that what we want for our country and our children? This is all unacceptable to us. We have a different future of our own.
Let me repeat that the dictatorship of the Western elites targets all societies, including the citizens of Western countries themselves. This is a challenge to all. This complete renunciation of what it means to be human, the overthrow of faith and traditional values, and the suppression of freedom are coming to resemble a “religion in reverse” – pure Satanism. Exposing false messiahs, Jesus Christ said in the Sermon on the Mount: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” These poisonous fruits are already obvious to people, and not only in our country but also in all countries, including many people in the West itself.
The world has entered a period of a fundamental, revolutionary transformation. New centres of power are emerging. They represent the majority – the majority! – of the international community. They are ready not only to declare their interests but also to protect them. They see in multipolarity an opportunity to strengthen their sovereignty, which means gaining genuine freedom, historical prospects, and the right to their own independent, creative and distinctive forms of development, to a harmonious process.
As I have already said, we have many like-minded people in Europe and the United States, and we feel and see their support. An essentially emancipatory, anti-colonial movement against unipolar hegemony is taking shape in the most diverse countries and societies. Its power will only grow with time. It is this force that will determine our future geopolitical reality.
Today, we are fighting for a just and free path, first of all for ourselves, for Russia, in order to leave dictate and despotism in the past. I am convinced that countries and peoples understand that a policy based on the exceptionalism of whoever it may be and the suppression of other cultures and peoples is inherently criminal, and that we must close this shameful chapter. The ongoing collapse of Western hegemony is irreversible. And I repeat: things will never be the same.
The battlefield to which destiny and history have called us is a battlefield for our people, for the great historical Russia. (Applause.) For the great historical Russia, for future generations, our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We must protect them against enslavement and monstrous experiments that are designed to cripple their minds and souls.
Today, we are fighting so that it would never occur to anyone that Russia, our people, our language, or our culture can be erased from history. Today, we need a consolidated society, and this consolidation can only be based on sovereignty, freedom, creation, and justice. Our values ​​are humanity, mercy and compassion.
And I want to close with the words of a true patriot Ivan Ilyin: “If I consider Russia my Motherland, that means that I love as a Russian, contemplate and think, sing and speak as a Russian; that I believe in the spiritual strength of the Russian people. Its spirit is my spirit; its destiny is my destiny; its suffering is my grief; and its prosperity is my joy.”
Behind these words stands a glorious spiritual choice, which, for more than a thousand years of Russian statehood, was followed by many generations of our ancestors. Today, we are making this choice; the citizens of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics and the residents of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions have made this choice. They made the choice to be with their people, to be with their Motherland, to share in its destiny, and to be victorious together with it.
The truth is with us, and behind us is Russia!

Monday, October 03, 2022

Violence and Revenge in Modern America

I received a request at Asshole Consulting, and I thought it would be of benefit to the few readers I still have on the ole blog.  I edited it a bit to be more thorough, but since many of you are no doubt angry, I have found solace in how people just absolutely destroy themselves being lazy, criminal, incompetent or just egotistical. Enjoy the Decline!

Well here is my policy on the use of physical violence.
First, can I even use it without going to jail?  This limits the use of violence to only self defense, and in some states, not even that.  Some states you have to let the criminal into your house and YOU have to leave.  But this more or less sets the entire tone of my policy on using violence, making it not a moral issue, but an entirely practical one - WILL I END UP IN A CAGE?  If the answer is yes, then I do not use violence.  If the answer is no, and I'm being threatened, then yes, I use violence.
Second, outside having my life threatened, I may have a desire to be violent to people (slow drivers, dumb people, leftists etc). but since I end up in jail, there isn't much I can do to these people no matter how much I want to hurt them.  This forces me to take a stoic approach to the dumb, parasitic, even outright evil people in the world as their actions may prompt me to desire violence, but it is at the same time not an option.
This then manifests in karma, poetic justice, and just letting the evil/stupid/egotistical suffer, which is where my current philosophy is.  MOST evil or stupid people will suffer at their own hand.  Be it a single mom whore who's always on welfare.  A criminal.  A lazy fat ass NEET.  A student loan bail-out receiving feminist. Whoever it is, the reason most people want to commit violence upon those people is they are violating society in one way or another.  However, while these people may get away with crimes against humanity (whether they're illegal or or just socially frowned upon), that doesn't mean they don't pay a price.  Specifically, immoral and unacceptable behavior is detested by society at large, and while these people may not end up in jail, other people will have nothing to do with these people.
This results in an ostracization of the stupid and evil from the rest of society.  Or at least forcing them to be with other low quality humans.  Poor people fuck and breed poor people who perennially live off of welfare.  Criminals have no stable relationships because they're always stealing from family and friends.  Dumb leftists/political parasites never have true friends as their parasitic and lazy nature bleeds into all relationships, preventing quality people from wanting to hang out with them.  And lazy people are always desperately tying to find a way to live off of others, which deters all people in all aspects of their lives, and condemns them to poverty.
In short, yes, you desperately may want to beat the shit out of some welfare trash thug or ram some slow driving RV boomer fuck off the road, and no doubt you have every moral right to.  But how much worse would you make these people's lives REALLY?  The boomer fuck who can't drive the speed limit can barely go to the post office without it being a huge mental challenge.  The welfare mom spitting out kids and living off the taxpayer, she's going to be forever poor and never experience love.  The 40 year old millennial receiving a $20,000 student loan bail out, still has $80,000 left and no work ethic to EVER achieve a normal standard of living.  And man-hating feminists will live an entire life blaming men for their non-existent love lives.
Once you view it through that lens, you kinda don't really care about the stupid, lazy or criminal.  You just let them be and their entire lives will be one of pain and misery.  You couldn't cause them more harm than they're causing themselves.

Saturday, August 06, 2022

Can One Be Happy Without Friends?

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Friday, July 22, 2022

"You Can Walk Away"

 Below is a guest post.  I have not read it because I don't have time.  Do not complain or hold me responsible for what is in the post.  Also, do not credit me for anything good in the article either.  It is merely a reader who wanted to share his writing and I have accommodated him:

You Can Walk Away

By Agent in the Field #1582

It is obvious to many of us that the system (the status-quo blend of government, corporations, academia, and media) generally does not support the interests of pro-capitalist, pro-liberty, pro-nationalist, and small government Americans.  So what is to be done about it?

As long as America remains a republic governed by a democratic process, the most popular position will win.  But many of the popular positions are dysfunctional and reinforce the status-quo.  It is also doubtful if spending your time trying to change the broad opinions of the people will produce results; sheer social inertia, indifference, or election tampering may get in the way.  But there is another faster and more practical option: withdraw your support from everything you oppose.

The system requires your cooperation in order to keep functioning.  It has many defenses against attack.  But it has none against abandonment (Quinn, 1992).

I repeat: the system has no defense against abandonment.

I do not mean to abandon your actual responsibilities, or to fail to live up to your objective legal obligations (like paying taxes), or to break contracts that were freely made.  I do not mean to abandon a geographical region either, although this can be an option.  What I mean is, you do not have to actively give the system your support. 

Instead, you can withdraw your support from every sphere where it is not explicitly required.  Indeed, you can take advantage of your natural laziness and simply refuse to engage with a system that does not represent your interests.

Below (in alphabetical order) are some ideas of how to withdraw support from the system.  This is not intended to be a list of recommendations, nor is this list anywhere near complete.  It is only intended as a thought-experiment to get your creative juices flowing.  You must decide for yourself what is best for you, and in what manner to act.


  • Are businesses more concerned about virtue-signaling than about producing products and services?  Then stop shopping at those businesses.
  • If a business is using the labor of illegals and not hiring American citizens, then don’t shop at that business.
  • Is a business behaving in a disgusting way?  Then refuse to work for them.  Refuse to give them manpower, and encourage others not to work for them.
  • Is a business asking you to round up at the checkout to throw money at an intractable social problem?  Then don’t round up – ever.

Busybodies & Beggars 

  • Does an environmentalist want you to sort your own garbage/kitchen waste/yard clippings and waste your time?  Ignore him.  Dump all your garbage into one big trash bag in a manner consistent with law.
  • Are homeless people begging you for money?  Don’t give them any.  Saying “I only have a credit card” works fine.
  • Does a miserable activist have a grievance de jour?  Don’t sign the petition.  Don’t listen to their speech.  Don’t give any money.



  • Does viewing porn make you vapid and weak?  Then stop watching porn.  Meet actual people instead. 
  • Is somebody rewriting old books and/or movies in order to infuse them with a modern, ideological agenda?  Then don’t purchase those rewritten products.  Keep and preserve the old.
  • Are you tired of throwing hours of your time away on the television?  Then stop watching television.  Get involved in the community around you instead, in any small way.
  • Is a social movement trying to inspire racial or gender guilt in you?  Then abandon those people!  Refuse to accept unearned guilt.

Dating & Marriage 

  • Is the present contract of marriage bad for men?  Then don’t sign that legal contract – talk to a lawyer and create your own contract instead.
  • Are feminists in your community insufferable?  Then don’t date them.  Don’t give them any attention.  Ignore them & refuse to engage with them.
  • Did a woman deliberately cheat on you?  Then dump her.  Don’t give her a second chance.
  • Are women in your community fat?  Then don’t even approach them.
  • Does a single mom want you to take care of her kids?  Then run away fast in the other direction!
  • Are you throwing money at a pretend girlfriend online?  Then stop!  Save your money & find a real live girl in meatspace instead.

Finances (Warning: Nothing in this section should be considered to be financial advice) 


  • Are you constantly buying stuff you don’t need?  Then stop buying stuff you don’t need.  Take greater pleasure in life from nature, companions, art, music, and free books & DVDs from the library.
  • Do you really need that overnight delivery?  Or are you just spending money on stuff you don’t need?
  • Do credit card companies charge too much interest?  Then pay off your credit cards each month so you don’t pay the interest.  Use cash for most transactions instead.  Using cash also deprives the credit card companies of the fee they charge businesses for using the card.


  • Are your concerned about how large banks may misuse your money?  Then consider moving your money into smaller, more local banks and credit unions. 
  • If you don’t like what banks are doing with your money, consider putting some of your money into a safety deposit box where nobody can use it.  Every deposit or investment you make is an act of volunteering your money for other people to use. 
  • Are US politicians behaving irresponsibility with their money-printing?  Then exchange some of your US dollars for other currency.  Consider getting a foreign bank account (beware of IRS reporting requirements, which can have severe penalties).  Consider getting some cryptocurrency.  Consider buying some land.  Purchase some gold, or silver, or precious stones.  Buy tangible items of high quality and lasting value. 
  • Is a payment processor deplatforming people due to their political views?  Then stop using that payment processor.


  • If businesses push alcohol on you, then refuse to make drinking alcohol a habit.
  • Does the local drug dealer push drugs on you?  Then refuse to purchase drugs.
  • Are unhealthy industrial foods being pushed on you?  Then refuse to purchase that kind of food.
  • Do you need that sugary, corn syrup drink?  Water works fine instead.
  • Is medical care too expensive?  Then say “No” to that expense by keeping yourself in great shape.  Pay a doctor for an annual checkup.  See a dentist regularly.   Invest in preventive medicine to avoid shelling out the big bucks to treat medical conditions that arise from self-neglect or poor hygiene. 



  • Are movies terrible?  Then stop buying movie tickets.  Stop spending your precious time watching that garbage.  Cancel your TV subscriptions.  Only purchase films that you actually like.  Go to a used goods store & buy several dozen used DVDs at a time.  Trade and share them amongst friends. You can also rewatch old classics: there is a world of great film and animation that was made before the modern era.  Download them by legal methods.
  • Are social media companies practicing censorship?  Then stop using those social media companies.  Keep a mailing list and email your friends and family instead.  Or better yet, start your own website, write a paper letter, or go visit them in person.
  • Is a tech company firing people who don’t deserve it?  Is that company selling your data and violating your privacy?  Then quit using that tech company’s services.  Use alt-tech services instead.
  • Is an online bookseller censoring books?  Then stop using that online bookseller.  Use your public library instead.
  • Does the news media constantly lie?  Then don’t watch their television shows.  Don’t click on their websites.  Don’t purchase their newspapers or magazines.  Don’t read their articles.  Don’t buy the products in their advertisements.  Go to alternative sources if you want to know what it going on in the world. 


  • Did the politicians think it was a good idea to fight undeclared foreign wars?  Do those wars seem nonsensical to you?  Then don’t volunteer to fight those wars.
  • Is your State enforcing anti-property rights or anti-liberty laws?  Then don’t volunteer to work for that State.  If you are on a jury, you can vote to acquit the victims of State aggression.
  • Do political parties not represent you?  Then don’t donate money or time to those political parties.
  • Are you unhappy with your choice of political candidates?  Then don’t vote for them.  Write-in “none of the above” instead.
  • Are athletes politicizing sports?  Then stop watching sports.  Stop buying sports paraphernalia and other useless junk.  Go play sports with your friends instead.
  • Is there a protest occurring in your city somewhere?  Don’t waste your time with a counter-protest.  Ignore the protesters and don’t give them any attention. 
  • Did a riot destroy lots of local businesses because the political leadership refused to act?  Then don’t volunteer to clean it up.  Better yet, refuse to live in that kind of city.
  • Is a politician offering you free stuff?  Then take the free stuff, and afterwards, refuse to vote for that politician.
  • Are the homeless a problem in your city?  Do politicians refuse to address homelessness in a meaningful way?  Then don’t volunteer to work at the soup kitchen, homeless shelter, or free medical clinic.


  • Do religions ask you to accept the absurd? Then don’t support organized religions.  Don’t attend those institutions, and don’t give them your money.  Seek guidance in philosophy instead.  Seek fellowship with other like-minded people.
  • Does the funeral industrial complex want to rip you off by selling expensive caskets, embalming the body of a dead friend or relative, and selling a plot in a graveyard?  Then go for cremation instead.  Scatter those ashes!  Create your own funeral rituals that don’t involve you getting fleeced.  Talk to your friends and relatives well ahead of time on how they want their bodies to be disposed of after they shuffle off this mortal coil.


  • Are you a student under the age of 18 who hates school?  Then leave!  Work with your parents & try to set up a homeschooling, or tutoring, or community-college situation.  Even a partial solution would be beneficial.  Alternatively, you can study hard and graduate from school early.  No public school system can prevent students from demonstrating their understanding through sitting proficiency examinations.  If you want to get out early, hit the books!
  • Are the universities charging too much tuition?  Then take as many AP courses as possible and skip a year of college via earning AP credits.  You can also refuse to take student loans.  Try to get your general education courses completed at a community college and subsequently transfer to a 4-year university.  Work a job, search for scholarships and grants, and pay as you go.
  • If you really must go to a university, at least major in a STEM field.  Try to get around the liberal arts requirements as much as possible.  Only give what is required to get the grades and degrees you need, and then get out.
  • Remember that liberalism on University campuses requires volunteers.  Don’t volunteer for any cause that advances the institutionalization of nonsense.  Don’t staff their interest-booths.  Don’t go to their guest lectures.  Don’t sign up for their mailing lists.  Don’t register for their useless courses.  Don’t attend their protests.  Don’t answer their surveys.  Don’t put up their posters.  Don’t have drinks with your nutty professor.  Don’t give them a single penny, calorie of energy, or moment of your time beyond what is required.



  • Are income taxes too high?  Hire an accountant and take advantage of every legal way to reduce your burden. 
  • Is the sales tax too high?  Then stop buying stuff you don’t need.  Find alternative ways to get the things you want.  Secondhand shops, garage sales, give-aways, swaps, or online sellers are options to consider.


  • Are cell phone companies tracking you?  Then stop using a cell phone.  Get an old-school landline and answering machine instead.  Keep a cell phone around for emergencies only.  If you must have a cell phone, check it only once per day.  Keep it turned off otherwise.
  • Are you tired of watching advertisements on the internet?  Then switch to a browser with an ad-blocker or install one.
  • Does American tech censor you, deplatform you, or manipulate search engine results?  Then build your own platforms, or make use of those in a different country.


  • Do you hate your daily commute?  Then say “no” to that experience by changing jobs, working online, or finding a place to live closer to work.
  • Are you flying somewhere?  Pack goodies in your carry-on in order to avoid the expensive airport food.  Take an empty water bottle & fill it up after you pass through security.
  • Does an airline charge you for checked bags?  Then limit your belongings to a carry-on, whenever it is practical to do so.


I hope that these examples have shown that the system requires your voluntary participation to continue.  Very few things are actually required and the power indeed lies in your hands.  You get to decide your level of participation and what is acceptable to you, and what is not.

However, while there are many ways to say “no” to the system, saying “no” is not the same thing as saying “yes.”  One cannot reasonably live a life based upon the things you refuse to do.  One must primarily pursue goals and achieve something distinct.  You cannot just reject that which is stupid, destructive, or wicked; you must also court, nurture, build, and encourage the good, but that is the subject of a different essay. 

Withdrawing your support isn’t a sexy strategy and it may not directly make the world a better place.  But saying “no” in countless, tiny ways will give you more of a sense of agency and lead to greater satisfaction and peace of mind.  The world might indeed be going mad, but you don’t have to participate in that madness. 

You can walk away.


Quinn, Daniel (1992).  Ishmael: A Novel.  Bantam Books.

Friday, May 27, 2022

How Worthless College Degrees Caused Inflation


A Nice Lady Interviews Cappy About Women

Wanted to promote this gal that had me on her show.  She was very nice and I think is a bit of evidence that some women are at least becoming aware that all is not well in the dating world.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

An Intellectual Conversation with Linda Gross

If you can believe it, ole Cappy has time to post on his blog. Hopefully this trend continues as the housing chores abate and Cappy slowly gets his life back.

Today's post is a link to a show I did with Linda Gross where we had quite an intelligent and succinct conversation about the realities of marriage and the dating market today.  You'll enjoy it and can watch it here.

Tuesday, March 01, 2022