Thursday, August 31, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pics from the Month Long Motorcycle Ride

If you were asking "where's Cappy" he was busy racing across South Dakota and then on a 13 mile hike on the Deerfield Trail #40 in the Black Hills.

I then proceeded to continue to achieve nothing by driving to Deadwood, smoking a cigar, and then eating some French Silk Pie at Perkins because I deserved it after my 14 mile hike. 

The achieving of nothing will continue, though to let my leg rest/heal up a bit, I will likely get around to doing a post on the average IQ of the stock market.  Not the stock market itself, but the people that compose it.

Enjoy the pics!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Curse Free Episode #27

Month long motorcycle ride to Vegas.
Why 3 year olds think Cappy's GOD!
People telling Cappy how to do his job. Heh.
Solar eclipses are racist.
So are horses!
Are leftists capable of human intelligence?


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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Is the Left No Longer Capable of Intelligence or Sentience?

An excerpt from the latest upcoming episode of The Clarey Podcast.  It does, however, ask a very important question.  If solar eclipses and horses of mascots are now "racist," is that not a sign that leftists who advocate such nonsense lack the ability to think, be intelligent, and are sentient?

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Reminder to Shop "Cappy"

A friendly reminder this weekend to do ALL your online shopping through my Amazon Affiliate link.  It costs you nothing extra, and I get a 7% commission on ALL purchase you make.  You just have to click here and just start shopping.

Additionally, as it just so happens, Google/Youtube has demonetized nearly everybody's YouTube videos.  Any foul language, curse words, or questionable language was demonetized last week, which has basically put an end to anything PG13 or racier.  I think it also puts the nail on the coffin of YouTube paying content creators because soon they're just going to not pay anybody anything.  I have my channel also set up in case YouTube decides to start charging people to have a channel, but the larger point is if you want to support me financially, about the ONLY thing left is my Amazon affiliate program.

Will keep you posted about the latest dick-fuckery going on with YouTube as it happens.  In the meantime, shop away.

Eclipses and Horses Now Racist

Of course both of these signs of idiocy come from academia.

One, a worthless feminist who has nothing going on in her life that literally the BEST USE OF HER TIME she decided was to author a 20 page diatribe about how eclipses are racist.

Two, a horse mascot is now racist...according to a whiney college student in charge of some kind of student group.

Good news though, Sheriff Joe was pardoned.  Fuck you communist scum.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Real, Caring Men Tell Women "No"

"Women need to understand that men who speak to them directly, and tell them no, and set boundaries and try to push them to be serious about education and career and finances and marriage are NOT anti-woman. We are trying to protect you and strengthen you, by telling you to make good decisions, and be responsible."

It's a great piece, but the only thing I would add is that it is not a single man's responsibility to compensate where are weak or absentee father left off.  Women should be raised to at least HEED a man that tells them "no" or advises them to reconsider their choices in life.  Unfortunately, they are not only "not raised" by men, but brainwashed by a predominantly leftist, feminist, and female school district, rendering them shrews that are just not worth being tamed.  Young men already have a full plate in their lives.  Student debts, lousy employment prospects, slowing economic growth.  Taking broken goods, trying to put them back together, and play the role of therapist to MAYBE recondition a girl whose father/mother failed her ON TOP OF THAT is just simply too tall an order for your average 24 year old boy.

Stay frosty, boys.  Stay the freak frosty.

Big Education Scamming Black Women

After seeing billboards, internet ads, and plain ole websites of liberal arts colleges, it is painfully clear that Big Education is targeting minorities and women in a last, vain attempt to get them to:

1.  Borrow $100,000 in student loans.
2.  Hand it over to the hacks posing as professors, deans and administrators at worthless schools.
3.  Fellate them while brainwashing them into a victimhood mentality with leftist, racist politics.
4.  While giving them an utterly worthless education.

All of which has the effect of crippling these people financially, mentally, and making it damn near impossible they will ever find a quality husband, raise a decent family, or have a successful career.

If you know a minority or a woman who is about to be sold on this scam, get them the book Worthless

Thursday, August 24, 2017

How Chryss Cada Should Serve as a Warning to Journalism Majors

I enjoy listening to the The Cynical Libertarian Society Podcast (do not get deterred by his Obama/Commie/Nazi/Hillary morphed emblems.  He is not a nazi or communist, he is merely mocking Obama and Clinton.).  But his latest podcast, wherein he excoriates one Chryss Cada (starting at the 36:30 mark), is a must listen 50 minute long rant.

And for multiple reasons.

First, though the article is dated, it highlights the delusional and entitled attitude among liberal arts and social science majors, specifically those who go onto become professors.  Ms. Cada's complete failure to understand basic economics, yet lie to herself about how important "journalism" is (despite what the labor market has told her for 30 years), is one I'm sure is prevalent among college professors who never worked a real job outside of academia.

Second, it shows how bad professors have it in academia since the market is FLOODED with journalism majors, sociology majors, and other assorted millions of "masters" graduates, whose services are so lacking in demand, the only thing they can do is teach.  This makes liberal arts professors a dime a dozen as their only option to is apply for teaching positions.  The schools know this and are fully taking advantage of these sheep they just sold over-priced "advanced degrees" sheepskins to (my favorite is how she makes $20,000 a year and has to pay $500 a year for parking.  You just can't make it up).

Third, I was originally incented to write a piece about this, delving into the delusional world of academia, but the Cynical Libertarian did an AMAZING job, not just ranting, but hitting every major and minor point, and analyzing the economics of the adjunct professor world.  I cannot emphasize enough how you should listen to his (albeit crass) take down and analysis.

Finally, though Ms. Cada's aim was to validate, champion, and cheerlead the merits and value of journalism, journalism majors, journalism professors, and the journalism industry in general, she unknowingly stabs the profession in the back, plugs two .45 caliber bullets in the back of its head, douses in in gasoline, lights it, and then sacrifices herself into the pyre.  Unless you are a truly delusional millennial, who thinks you're going to be "special" and the laws of economics don't apply to you, you cannot help but conclude from this article/rant to JUST NOT MAJOR IN JOURNALISM.

And here is where I hope there is some lemonade to be made out of these looney professorial lemons. 

Ms. Cada's experience should serve as a warning to every young (or old) aspiring journalist or journalism major out there.  Journalism is not only dead, but because of the internet, you needn't go to college for it.  You simply get yourself a blog, write religiously and honestly, podcast on the side, and soon you will have just as successful a career as any "journalism professor."  You don't need to blow $50,000 on a worthless journalism degree, you simply invest $50,000 on a worthwhile degree and pursue journalism in your free time.  And finally, if you haven't noticed with all the fake news (on both sides), not to mention the complete and total 100% leftist bias of journalism professors, the entire industry cannot even be called "journalism."  It's merely click-bait, yellow journalism, sensationalism.  There really is no "journalism" industry to employ honest aspiring journalists anymore, so you might as well strike out on your own.

So do yourself a favor if you're considering majoring in journalism or becoming one or (heaven help you) teaching it.


Choose a different degree instead that will make you not regret wasting 4 years and $75,000 in tuition.

You're Not Falling Behind Your High School Peers

They're just at the peak of the K-college bubble right before it bursts:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Your MBA is Worthless

From my article at LinkedIn (because it's fun to pick on the lemmings).

"The only "real" sub fields you will find in business schools are Accounting and MIS/IT as they require 2-4 years of study to get some level of mastery of these subjects. The rest of them, be they marketing, HR, "general business management" or whatever other popcockery b-schools are whipping up and charging you $400 a credit for are bogus. This isn't to say that there isn't value in learning about employment law in HR, or learning some statistical analysis in marketing, but all of these subfields can be summarized in a week long seminar and a pamphlet about 50 pages thick. Not the 4 to 6 years of your youth and 2,000 pages of over-priced, incredibly diluted textbooks they suck out of your veins. And it doesn't matter if it's a "BA" or and "MBA" in business, it's all the same BS."

Remember to buy "Worthless" and make sure either you or somebody you love does not RUIN THEIR LIFE getting an MBA. 

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

"I are smart.  I go too kollig."

Perhaps Doug Hawkins could benefit from this.

hat tip.

Episode #212 SOLAR ECLIPSE SPECIAL! The Clarey Podcast

The girlfriend is ACTUALLY ON TIME!
Cappy's Solar Eclipse Adventure
Delving into the Psychology of Sheeple
Jack Donovan and Tribalism
Gentlemen's Clubs


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Monday, August 21, 2017

Academic Composition is Hiring Digital Nomads

Alex from Academic Composition is hiring, and for many of you your life goal is to work remotely.  Well, now's your chance.

The pay is shit and the hours are boring, but if you're looking to get paid while traveling this is the job.  I've posted Alex's ad below, feel free to contact him and let him know "The Captain sent you!"

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

"The Nice Guy Episode"

Adam Piggott is finally back "on the air" after taking his sweet Aussie ass time moving to Europe.  Anyway, he put together a hilarious podcast titled "The Nice Guy Episode" which will keep you snickering as I go and chase the solar eclipse this weekend in Kansas City.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How "Good School Districts" Ruin Families

Out of boredom I found myself walking on a newly paved path in a newly constructed development of suburbanite bliss.  The paving was perfect. The houses were perfect.  The yards were perfect.  It was just so perfectly perfect it couldn't be perfected anymore.  And though this particular development wasn't one of the elite suburbs of the Twin Cities such as Edina or Wayzata, it was one of the up-and-coming where the starting price for a BASE house was $530,000.

I'm no longer in banking, so I'm no longer paid (nor bored at my desk enough) to study the housing market like I once did.  But these type of "Perfectly Perfect to Perfection" suburbanite developments are popping up everywhere.  And it is not uncommon for the starting price to be on the higher side of half a million.  And since this has been going on for the better part of 5 years, my spidey senses have been tingling.  There's something amiss because there just isn't enough "Doctor-Accountant" couples out there to afford all of these high-end homes.

Still, not really having any vested interest (professional or financial) in the outcome of the housing market, I contacted my Realty Agent in the Field to see what he thought was going on and he uttered just one phrase:

Good school districts.

Perplexed I looked at him, but my mind had already raced to the conclusion.  So before I could speak my face went from one of being confused to that of "no way."

He looked back at me and said, "Yep, Precious Princesses' kids just "HAVE TO" be in a good school district."

I was then regaled with instances and explanations of the phenomenon I was seeing.  There was one development where houses sold for an extra $50,000-$100,000 across the street from an identical development because one was in Wayzata while the other was in that filthy, no good "Plymouth" school district.  The developments and trail systems I've been walking about are in Woodbury, Lakeville, Eagan, Lakeville, Lino Lakes, and far-flung Carver, all of which are far-flung, all of which make for hellish commutes, but all of which have "great school schools."

My Realty Agent in the Field and I know each other well enough, plus my finely honed cynicism skills are advanced enough I was easily able to figure out what was happening while my buddy just nodded his head.

"Gen X'ers and what modicum of older millennials who can afford kids need a bigger house."


"A lot of them bought during the depths of the housing crash, and some actually have seen gains on their starter homes."


"But they don't want their kid going to Fridley, St. Louis Park, Richfield, or other leftist-shitholes they voted for and ultimately created and are now jettisoning out for the suburbs."


"And now that wifey poo has kids of her own, all that leftist rah rah diversity bullshit is out the window and they have to move to these picturesque suburbs."


And then I looked at him and said, "But there just CAN'T be that many doctors and surgeons and electrical engineers.  I know low interest rates help people afford more houses, but there's no way all these people can actually afford these homes."

And then he spilled the beans.

Half the purchases are a proto-wanna-be power couple where they need two incomes to afford these Neo-McMansions.  The kid is dropped off at daycare.  Wifey gets to work and pursue what's more important in her life.  Hubby works the real job to help keep the lifestyle facade up.  The other half is wifey poo is a stay at home mom, but hubby's income is juuuuust enough to pay for the car PAYMENT, house PAYMENT, and credit card PAYMENT.  And bar 5-10% of genuine rich people who can actually afford these houses, 90%+ of these house are afforded by the same material used to build them - plastic.

And this is where good school districts ruin families.

Though sclerotic, economic growth has at least been consistent.  And while most millennials and some Gen X'ers have dropped out of the labor force, those that remain are facing a pretty tight labor market and can make decent money.  But as you know, I know, and any introductory student of economics knows, economies do and will go into recession.  And since these people are leveraged to the hilt, living paycheck to paycheck, the slightest hiccup, the slightest bump in the economy can result in lay-offs, furloughs, or pay-cuts, any of which will through a monkey wrench into these perfectly-perfect-plastic suburbanite plans.

Wifey poos across the country, I doubt know this.  I saw this in banking in the 00's where wives and girlfriends had NO CLUE their hubby or lover was technically insolvent.  They simply didn't care.  They also didn't know the difference between debt and equity spending.  Long as their man was spending money on them, affording them this unsustainable lifestyle, wifey was happy.  But whereas in the 00's it may have been luxury cars, McMansions in the suburbs, or downtown condos, it is now the insistence that wifey's precious little children have ONLY the BEST schools, which forces a bunch of pussy-addicted husbands to buy houses they can't afford in school districts that are really no better than the blue collar ones they left behind.

This then paints the picture anybody who's been divorced or seen their parents get divorced is all too familiar with.  Tight finances.

Finances (in case you didn't know) is the number one reason cited for divorce and marital problems.  And in case you didn't know, ALL financial problems are caused by debt - ie - spending more than you make.  And whereas it may have been material things such as luxury cars, trips to Europe, McMansions, and fancy clothes, my abbreviated research is telling me its school districts that are disproportionately driving this particular bubble.

"Nothing's too good for my children" even if it means redlining your family finances, dramatically increasing the chances of divorce.

"But it's a good school district" even though it's not better than the burb next door.

"We need to get Jr. into the ABC School District!" even though the kid is doomed to bad grades because you're bad parents and never spent time with the kid and are stupid enough to think "Magic Dirt" theory will overcome your absentee parenting.

It's not that I'm cheering on the demise of these fake, picture-perfect Ken and Barbie doll families.  It's not that I'm jealous of having car and mortgage payments eat up 98% of my take home pay.
It's my defeatedly-reluctant acceptance that you humans, even the presumably "smart ones" are truly idiotic sheep, incapable of independent thought, and will just do what you're told, even if it is at the expense of your family.  That wifey-poos across America are seemingly incapable of GENUINE critical thinking (not the bullshit they told you in college) and hubbies across America are seemingly incapable of not letting pussy impair their thinking.  And that your kids (which, again, you just love SOOOOO much) are going to end up suffering either because you get divorced, or your effectively absent anyway because you're always working to afford these stupid things in life.

You vice presidents in banking with your part-time assistant-reserve-deputy-director at the non-profit wives enjoy sending your kids to those "great school districts."  The rest of us are going to enjoy the decline.
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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Eliminating Materialism

The complete work in it's entirety here.

Mexico Still Can't Get It's Shit Together

This is why I just go to Florida when I want sun and beaches.  The tourist traps just aren't worth the time, cost, flight, scams, and constant salesmen of every freaking knick knack on every corner.

Episode #211 of The Clarey Podcast!

How social media and politics are like soap operas.
Cappy chooses to enjoy life.
Former trust-fund governor's wife broke.
Global warming NOT blamed for an environmental problem!
Bees coming back!


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Bringing Children Into an Evil World

Solar Eclipse Causing Insane Hotel Prices

Like many of you, I am going to drive towards the latitudinal center of the country in order to see the upcoming solar eclipse next Monday.  I've never seen a solar eclipse, and so before I depart this mortal world, I think it would make a nice little check box on my bucket list.

There's just one problem.

It seems everybody else in the US is doing the same.

Numbers are impossible to estimate, but if hotel prices are any indication it seems the entire country is going solar eclipse crazy.

St. Joseph, Missouri, originally where I aimed to view the eclipse has NO VACANCY in the entire 76,000 person town.

If I'm willing to drive two states over and one up, I can find lodging in Casper, Wyoming for around $1,500.

 But if I'm willing to go over one more to scenic Idaho Falls, Idaho, I can find much more "reasonable" accommodations for around $700 per night.

About the only place I could find somewhat affordable lodging was in Knoxville, Tennessee, but with a 94% vacancy rate, I doubt there will be any rooms left in the inn for procrastinators.

If you had plans to see the solar eclipse it looks like it's time to start couch surfing with buddies. And for those of you savvy enough to avoid lines and traffic jams, it might prove wise to view the eclipse from some small remote town in America's farmland rather than the larger metro areas which promise to be zoos.
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Thursday, August 10, 2017

How Does an Economy Grow?

An Asshole Consulting request that I thought would prove beneficial to everyone:

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Gotta Love Capitalism

Filed under the category "you will buy this"

Episode #210 of The Clarey Podcast!

Cappy picks up golf for meditation.
Hiking in the rain with no destination.
Fan mail!  aka "Making the Jels Jealous"
More colleges who don't have "grades."
Never attend Purdue's Engineering Program


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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

You Should've Majored in STEM

Art History PhD candidate learns the vitally important lesson of:

"Go STEM or go home."

She could have benefited from Worthless.

No, Your Child is Not "Amazing"

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Viral Podcasting by Kerry Lutz

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Why the Left Will Always and Inevitably Eat Their Own

Chris Bechtloff explains the ultimate end goal of leftism as:

"The last human on Earth, who is a leftist, standing on top of a mountain of skulls as he/she eats a bullet."

I never understood this as I've never understood the much more "PG" explanation I've been given in the past that "the left always eats its own."

Do they not circle the wagons?
Do they not stay together as a team?
I've seen democrats rally around the most criminal and corrupt of people simply because they're on "team left."
And I've been angrily jealous when the right spinelessly refuses to protect their own when faced with a potential accusation of an "ism" or an "ist."

Still, for every example of leftists protecting a Charlie Rangel, I could see a historical example of leftists turning on their own.

Stalin on Trotsky.
College SJW students on their leftist professors.
And democratic candidates against each other during primaries (though that is to be expected).

But I didn't understand why.  I didn't understand the etymology of this belief.  I did not understand the underlying philosophy.

Until now.

I sat down, put pen to paper, coffee to brain, and with some Sherlockian deducing finally figured it out.  And, like other observations of the mental, psychological, and ideological traits of the left, I believe this observation will come in handy for non-leftists to understand them, as well as counter them, not to mention explain various political and historical phenomena we've witnessed in the past.

First, you must understand what drives the majority of leftists and 100% of leftist politicians - laziness.

I'm not talking about the hard-working life-long union democrat.  The tradesman or laborer who actually produces something of value and votes democrat "because that's how grand-daddy did it and we're a democrat family damnit!"  I'm talking the Hillary Clinton's, the Debbie Wasserman-Schultzes, the Stalin's, the Mao Zedong's, the SJW's, the Bernie Sanders, the leftist professors, the MSM and their journalism-majoring ilk, nearly all liberal arts majors, and the Game-Of-Thrones-esque North Korean leaders.  All of them, democratically elected or not, politicians or not, are the world's "leftist elite" who deem it their right and position in life to tell others what to do.  To lead, but never toil in the field.  To command, but never contribute one calorie of energy to bringing about their "glorious leftist utopia."  All of them, NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY, are driven first and foremost by laziness.  And this laziness trumps EVERYTHING, EVERYONE, AND ANYTHING in their lives.  It rules their lives.  It dominates their psyche.  It determines and influences every decision.  Their entire operating program, their entire point and purpose in life is simply to avoid toil, work, and rigor as much as possible.

Second, you must understand where this laziness comes from - a 100%, complete and total fear of work.  A 100% complete and total fear of labor.  A 100% cowardice of the necessary toil required for self-supportation.  These people are inferior, weak, but above all else, cowardly people who will do anything to avoid the everyday pain you, me, and others endure to put food on the table and a roof over our heads.

Hillary Clinton went straight from her rich father to her first-governor-then-president husband because she was a worthless coward.  Her laziness and fear of work was so complete she ignored Bill's infidelity as it would keep her from having to divorce him and get a real job.

Nancy Pelosi and Mark Dayton are both trust-fund baby brats who viewed real work beneath them and have yet to work ONE MINUTE of honest work in their now-approaching 70 years of life on this planet.

President Obama, also hailing from a rich grandmother, never held a real job until becoming president.

And nearly every communist hero, be it Lenin, Marx, Mao, or what have you, hailed from privileged backgrounds, ne'er dipping a toe into an honest day's work.

And you don't have to be a politician or leader to see how pervasive this pathetic cowardly fear of work is among the left.  The millions of young men and women who declare liberal arts majors every year are simply confessing their laziness, sloth, and cowardice to the world, unconsciously admitting they have no desire to work hard, provide society something of value, and demand the rest of the producers work harder to support their parasitic selves.  Like I said before, bar the hard working (and completely misled) union democrat, nearly every leftist is cripplingly afraid of real work.

Finally, ego.

A mere welfare parasite who doesn't want to work, I can understand.  He or she may be apoliticial, doesn't even care about politics, may not even be aware of their parasitic and unsustainable economic nature.  The most they participate in politics is being the sheep herded out in droves to vote democrat because "republicans be racist/sexist/hate the poor/hate children/punch kittens."  But the "professional left" cannot suffer such an inglorious life.  For in a VERY CLOSE second place to "laziness" is ego.  And their ego will not be satisfied with a mere government check.

To fool themselves into thinking they're "good, productive citizens," let alone have ANY value in life, the left subscribes to any number of political crusades as long as it doesn't require work, toil, labor or effort.  Crusades that kind of have a "no duh" aspect to them:

We're for the environment!
We're for the equal treatment of women!
We're for the poor!
We're for the children!
We're for education!

However, merely taking popular, uncourageous, and effortless political positions is not enough.  Their ego demands more action.  So these otherwise "no duh" political positions become fervent, even radical religions falsely providing leftists meaningless meaning in their lives.

Non-binary genderism
Wealth redistribution/socialism

or any other kind of ism that talentless and worthless liberal arts majors are celebrating today.

These "isms" not only provide the non-working left faux meaning and agency in life, but a cause and crusade to cowardly hide behind in case they are accused or outed as being the lazy parasites they are.  Because if you are against pissing away money on education, "you hate the children." If you're against affirmative action, "you're a racist!"  If you're against feminism, "you're a sexist."  And if you don't believe in global warming, "You hate the environment!"

In the end, leftists' egos and their fabricated political crusades inoculate them from the demands of the real world, while insulating their minds from the fact they're meaningless, pointless, worthless people.  Some believe their ideologies so much they find themselves fit to lead nations, and in Mao and Stalin's case, murder millions in the process.  Worse, some are so deluded, even when their ideology results in their rape, they'll still stand by it.

When you combine these three traits:


you get socialism.

Not because these three items are the ingredients to form a leftist, but because leftism is the ONLY economic and political philosophy that will abide a person who is ruled and defined by these three inferior traits.  Alas, the only real "job" or "profession" a leftist can have is one of politics.

This "political career" can manifest itself in various forms in the real world,

You can have an outright politician.
You can have a professor, teacher or academian.
You can have an artist, philosopher, musician, or author.
You can have a bureaucrat, social worker, or other unessential government employee.
You can be a mouthpiece for the government as an unpaid leftist blogger, journalist, or other propagandist.
Or you have have NGO's, non-profits, or other entities that suck on the teat of government money.

None of them require real work.
None of them require real labor.
All of them feed the egotist.  

The problem, however, is these industries are not self-sustaining.  They are not self-supporting.  They are not economic.  They do not produce anything of value and are therefore entirely parasitic and reliant upon other sectors of the economy to be taxed to finance these make-work industries. And it is this economic fact that is key to understanding why the left will always eat its own.

As long as the "other" parts of the economy are large and productive enough, there will be enough economic production to tax to fund and finance these fake/make-work industries.  Overpaid baby sitters elementary school teachers will continue to receive their bloated pay.  Professional hacks university professors will continue to receive tax-payer guaranteed student loan money to brainwash their idiot liberal arts majoring students.  Women too lazy to study math, who loved their careers more than their own children social workers will continue to get paid to raise other women's problem children which wouldn't be problem children if somebody stayed at home to raise them in the first place.  And talentless trust fund babies professional activists will continue to get government grants so they can avoid working a real job that is actually needed in the real world.

But what if the economy slows down?
Or what if the economy becomes increasingly socialist and the government takes over industries that actually produces things?
What if leftists become the majority be it an outright majority of the population or via government take over of various industries?

What will inevitably happen (as in the case with all communist economies) is you will have all the leftists wanting to be leaders, and not enough wanting to be workers.  Too many chiefs and not enough indians.  You not only saw this in the bloated communist bureaucracies (and their ego-inflated titles and awards) and drastically underutilized factories, but you can see this in the democrat party (admittedly as well as the republican party) where all the volunteers think they're going to become an elected politician, but are merely used for their volunteer labor.  And it is here the left will eat its own.

Remember that socialism and leftism is the only political philosophy where a lazy, egotistical, coward can "work."  Leftism is not DEFINED by these traits.  It only ATTRACTS PEOPLE with these traits and it is therefore defined by the people.  And an entity (be it an entire economy or a mere political party or movement) composed of people with these traits is simply not going to have enough money, resources, or ego-satisfying "leadership positions" to satiate everybody.

Leftists with their inherent laziness and parasitism simply do not generate the money/resources necessary to satisfy everyone's ego about becoming "Assistant Vice Reserve Diversity Director" or "Vice Secretariat of the Communist Central Commission."  All organizations, leftist or not, need a handful of leaders, and at least thrice the workers.  But since most leftists' egos are insatiable, not to mention their biggest and life-dominating fear is work, when the time comes and if necessary they will GLADLY abandon their ideology and throw their "beloved comrade" under the bus.  Alas, leftism only really serves as an excuse, a mask, an ideological hide out for the world's lazy, cowardly, and egotistical.  And if faced with the choice of supporting the cause (and working) or murdering the ideological brethren (to avoid work), they will gladly plant daggers in the back of every "fellow leftist."

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, it's a sad mental state to be a professional leftist.  I know they fear work above all else, to the point it ruins their lives, but if they just put in half the effort working real jobs, producing real value that the real world wants, as they do in academia, politics, and media rationalizing the theft of others, they would be immeasurably better off.  If instead of begging for grant money, a professional leftist worked a security guard shift, they'd have thrice the money.  If instead of spending 8 years earning a worthless doctorate so you can teach for $20/hour, you joined the military, you'd be an officer with a pension now.  And if instead of wasting your time protesting with a "pink pussy hat" against the patriarchy, you could be a wife with some children and a chemical engineering career waiting for you once the kids are off to school.

Alas, the K-college industry and media has done a great job convincing millions of leftists every year to throw their lives away on an ideology that is as parasitic as it is pathetic.  They've successfully sold you leftists that you are entitled to the easy life, long as you vote for them.  And they've successfully got you to waste your entire lives in sacrifice for the politically connected and not the meritocratic.

I'd say "Enjoy the Decline," but I'm afraid you're too brainwashed to understand.
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Sunday, August 06, 2017

Google's Anti-Diversity Manifesto Memo

Uh oh.  Trouble in paradise.  I love the Orwellian title "VP of Diversity, Integrity & Governance."

Never work in Silicon Valley boys.  Not unless you're paid gobs of money and are only going to do it for a short time.

The Big Lie: A Review by Cynical Libertarian

Cynical Libertarian, in is cursing swearing ways, just rips apart a book titled "The Big Lie," written by a 38 year old woman who penned her book after she realized it's not as easy to have kids at 38 as when she was 18.

I suggest listening to it because it's rare you hear feminists and leftists admit they're wrong, but more so, it's great to hear them suffer the full cost and consequences of their mistakes.  Don't read the book, don't give her any more money (she receives a ton in various NGO grants and tax dollars).  But do listen to Cynical Libertarian's rant against it if you want some well deserved poetic justice.  He also has a Part II, and will likely make this book a 5 part analysis/series if you wish to have a little dessert after dinner.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Short answer?  Yes.

This is why I also leave the phone at home when going out and do not do social media on weekends, no matter how vital to my super awesome online media empire.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Your Last Month of Summer

Spend it wisely by roadtripping across the US to find out where you want to live and who you truly are.  Do not spend another year slaving away in a cubicle thinking you're going to get promoted to "Vice Reserve Manager."  Get in your car, grab a back pack, grab your tooth brush, and go.  And if you happen to know some young man or woman who is lost this summer and is really milquetoast about college, their future or their career, get them Reconnaissance Man.

The Great Matt Baldoni is on The Black Brigade Podcast

Looks like ole DT got Matt Baldoni to sit in with him for a while.  If you like music or are a musician yourself I can't recommend this episode enough.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Episode #208 of The Clarey Podcast

Digital churches should obsolete the physical ones.
Communist statues to sexually satisfy women who marry the state.
Animal lovers free...and kill 30,000 minx.
Honeywell bans telecommuting.
Google's new "Limited State Policy"


In THIS EPISODE of The Clarey Podcast!

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How Frackers Fought Terrorism

Have YOU hugged a fracker today?

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"Atomic Blonde" is Just Awful

The Pettiness of the Left

It was when driving across Arizona I had a small, but important epiphany.  I had the cheapest car I could rent, a cell phone approaching 3 years old, Wal-Mart attire, and would be sleeping on buddy's couch instead of having my own hotel room.  Yet, despite these hallmarks of a lower-middle income life, I was perfectly happy, for soon I would be meeting my best friend for some hiking on some of Phoenix's finest trails.

But then it dawned on me.

One of these trails (Camelback Peak) was located in the prestigious "Paradise Valley" neighborhood of Phoenix.  This neighborhood was so rich, they often mocked and ridiculed Scottsdale as a place they "make investments."  But although my income came nowhere near to that of your average Paradise Valleyite, how was my life any measurably worse than one of theirs?  I had a car, I had grub in my stomach, I was going to enjoy the exact same trails they got to, and I was going to be listening to podcasts on my phone the entire way.  One could have even argued I was better off given my digital nomad career.  What, precisely then, did the richest man of Paradise Valley have that I didn't?

This then got me thinking.  Precisely what are the left so jealous of the rich over?  What does the rich have that they don't?  And as I thought about it, I soon realized a dark and sad truth about leftist psychology and leftism in general:

Just how pathetic and petty their jealousy is.  And consequently, how that jealousy ruins their lives.

It is here we need a bit of historical context to understand the point I'm trying to make.  We all know that today our poorest of the poor live like the richest of kings 500 years ago.  Inventions like electricity, penicillin, plumbing all make today's humans infinitely better off than the richest of yesteryear.  But we don't have to go 500 years ago in the past to see how incredibly better off today's humans are compared to past humans.  Consider just 50 years ago.

There were no cell phones, the cars (though pretty) were drastically inferior (and more dangerous), food today is markedly improved as well as dirt cheap, clothing is dramatically cheaper, we have PC's, and houses are almost thrice the size with a fraction of the heating and cooling costs.

But forget 50 years ago.  Let's just consider 20 years ago.

We have the internet.  Smart phones.  Exponentially faster computers and internet speeds.  Netflix, huge and cheap flat screen TV's, hybrid cards, Tesla home batteries, Amazon, and the world's information at our finger tips.  This allows us to teach ourselves, find things more rapidly, have ANYTHING we want delivered to our doorstep, not to mention this has opened up fields such as telecommuting, Ubering, and becoming a digital nomad.  Consequently, our lives are dramatically improved compared to 1997 as we no longer have to commute (though we stupidly choose to), we no longer have to find dates at loud nightclubs, we can watch movies at home, we can run a myriad of chores from home (banking, bills, etc.), and we (I predict) will make college education free via the internet.

And ALL of these great technologies, and the opportunities that lay within, are available to EVERYONE.

Rich, poor.
Young, old.
Fat, skinny.
Male, female.

EVERYONE can avail themselves of all these innovations and advancements.

So what is it, precisely, the left has its envious green panties in a bundle over?

Well, consider 6 different items that the left would presumably begrudge the 1% over, which also, I believe, account for the majority of envy and jealousy on the left.

1.  Cars

Cars are a classic example of the have and the have nots.  Some people own used, salvaged Kia Rios. Others own Ferrari's and Telsa's.  But aside from about $250,000 in price, can somebody tell me what the REAL difference between a used Hyundai Elantra is and a Mercedes G65?

In all reality, nothing.

My used, salvaged Kia Rio, which I paid $3,000 for, can do about 98% what the Mercedes G65 can.  It can transport me in comfort, night or day, long distances regardless of the weather outside, all while playing music or podcasts from my cell phone.  And not only can it do that, it can do it for a lot less in gas and about 1/100th the price.


The only thing the Mercedes G65 can do that my battled up Kia can't is heat my tush with leather heated seats and adjust the windshield wipers automatically to the amount of rain.  Oh, and self-tinting windows.  Can't forget that.  The windows self-tint. 

Yet, despite this true pittance of a difference between my car and that of a Winnetka trophy wife's, poor, middle income, and lefties are greener than Kentucky Blue Grass over those stupid enough to buy luxury vehicles.  They see a Ferrari drive by and can only come up with "huurrr, compensating for a small penis."  I can't tell which is dumber.  Blowing $250,000 for transportation that you could get for $3,000 or getting envious over it to the point you make penis jokes and vote to take their money.

2.  Planes

Specifically coach vs. first class.

In the grand scheme of things all people aboard the flying aluminum bus should be AMAZED at the technology they're all availing themselves of.  You're in a flying beer can, going nearly the speed of sound, which allows you to travel to far away places for a couple hundred dollars, that just a mere century ago was not a possibility for all of human kind.

But instead of marveling at this amazing technology and being thankful to be alive to take advantage of it, you're jealous of the smug looking dude bro in a suit sitting in first class.

Again, the 99%/1% metaphor is lost on most OWS protestors and leftists in general.  You are enjoying 99% of what air travel is offering, but you get your leftists tits in a sling over the fact Thadeus up in first class has a little more leg room and free drinks.  Perhaps you can get further pissed as he rents a Corvette and you rent a Kia after you land.

3.  Homes

I recently rented a boat on Lake Minnetonka to celebrate paying off my house.  Lake Minnetonka is home to family fortunes such as the Pillsburies, The Daytons (Target and Dayton Department Stores), Cambria, and Breath Right Nasal Strips (yes, the inventory has a house out there!).  The captain of the boat also informed us that a couple of these estates would have Aerosmith and Tim McGraw play on their beaches where boaters could anchor and listen to the band occasionally.  And although those veritable mansions were impressive, all I could think of was "that's a lot of vacuuming, dusting and rooms I ain't going to use."

It doesn't matter how many bedrooms, bathrooms, jacuzzi's or guest houses you have on your estate, you can only sleep in one bed at a time, shit in one toilet at a time, and converse with people in one dining room at a time.  The rest, in reality, is pointless excess that goes beyond the shelter, comfort and entertainment a house is supposed to provide.

But if we were to have taken your average leftist on my celebratory victory lap around Lake Minnetonka, instead of being in awe of the architecture and beauty of these homes, and instead of questioning more philosophically why a single couple would need an 18 bedroom palace, all they would be able to think of is how much more money these people had than them.  All they could think about is how much "nicer" and bigger those mansions were than their simple bungalow in Longfellow.  Never mind their simple bungalow or condo provides them heat in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, and a comfortable and adequate place to live.  Nope, it's just that "Rat Bourgeoisie Bastard Mark Dayton" has a nicer house than they do.

4.  Clothes

Clothes are personal to me because I remember getting in fights in school because I didn't wear Cavaricci jeans or wore France Varnet shirts.  I also remember getting into fights because I had Wal-Mart velcro shoes while every other boy had "Nike High Tops."  And though I was young, I knew enough to know that these kids were idiots to think the name of a shirt or the brand of some jeans was worth beating some kid up over.

But ohhhhh, how little those people have learned.

Because what was Cavaricci in 1988 is now "LuLuLemon" in 2017.
What was FrancoisMirthBiguard jeans in 1990 is now Jimmy Choo in 2017.
And what was Guess Jeans in 1989 is now DKNY in 2017.

Full grown adults are blowing money not on the clothes or the materials the clothes are made out of.  They are blowing money on the stamp, patch, or label that comes with it.

Still, to lesser minds (leftist or not in this case), they cannot help but be envious of somebody with Gucci shoes or Armani shirts when a $10 pair of either from Wal-Mart (or Goodwill) will do the same.  Yet, it's only leftists that I see going the complete OPPOSITE/full-retard extreme by wearing hideous clothing, piercing their noses, and tatting up their bodies as if they're protesting beauty as presented to them by richer people.  All they're doing is cutting their noses off to spite their face, and their green is all to easy to see.

5.  Food

I've told the story before, but I'll tell it again, I was ecstatic when Subway came out with their $5 footlongs.  It was in the depths of the recession and every one of my revenue streams was hurting.  In college it was bagels and 25 cent "day old bread" from the local subshop that kept me fueled, but as I no longer had to pay tuition and started making my own money "luxuries" like Davini's and Perkins were now within my budget.  To this day my friends mock and ridicule me for liking Perkins or the local all you can eat Chinese buffet, but there is nothing wrong with the food a poor or lower-middle income class person can afford to eat.

But again, does the left see what was once the SINGLE LARGEST PROBLEM facing humans for 99.99999% of its 2 million year existence being solved? (that would be hunger by the way).  Does the left cheer that OBESITY is now a "bigger" problem than malnutrition or starvation?


Once again, all they can see as they're horking down their "lousy" Applebee's shrimp scampi is those rich bourgeoisie bastards eating at high end steak houses and seafood restaurants.  All they can see is the 21 year old scotches rich people are drinking as they drink that Cutty Sark "swill."  You know what?  Those rich people probably have left over mahi tuna steak in their fridges while you have to walk ALL THE WAY DOWN THE STREET to Wal-Mart if you want to eat something at 3AM.

Once again, being envious of somebody who can afford sushi, while all you can afford is Perkins, to the point you're going to "stick it to the man and tax them more," ESPECIALLY in light of humanity's history with hunger, is petty, pathetic, and sad.

and finally...

6.  Cell Phones

Oh is the pettiness rich in this one.

Much like petulant little 13 year old girls complain about not having the latest iPhone or android, leftists get their communal tits in the bundle when all they can afford is a previous generation phone or have to resort to a FREAKING PAYMENT PLAN to get the cell phone they want.  Never mind there REALLY IS NO DIFFERENCE between the iPhone 943Z and the iPhone 944A. Never mind a Samsung 9 does nothing more than the Samsung 8.  Nope, I gotta get me some of datz because rich people have the most recent and up to date phone and "I gotta show them I'm a baller too!"  Even if you get a free Obama phone, no doubt you are complaining that those rich, 1%, elitist bastards have nicer phones than you.

You can't even say the technological difference between one generation of phone to the next is a 1% difference.  But damnit if the left doesn't get their green thongs in a bundle over it.  And the fact that Chip has a nicer phone than Jose is reason enough to vote Sanders and completely revamp the economy into a socialist one.

I could go on highlighting different consumer items both the rich and the poor consume today and the barely perceptible difference in quality between them, but the point is how the left obsesses and hinges its entire confiscatory and parasitic ideology on these petty differences.  Thadeus drives a Lexus while Bob drives a Chevy - let's tax Thadeus at 75%.  Felix owns a boat while Jim occasionally rents one - let's tax Felix at 80% AND hate him at the same time.  And Chip owns a Rolex, while Jerome owns a Quartz.  Chip is a 1% bastard, probably racist, AND let's tax him at 90%.  But worse than the jealousy is how nearly every leftist lets the fact that other people have more ruin their lives.  Certainly there are some leftist and democrats who do no begrudge those that have more.  But the majority of them stew in their jealousy which turns into hatred, forcing them to live lives where all they do is obsess about the rich instead of appreciating what they have and getting lives of their own.

Social justice warriors.
Professional activists.
Unpaid leftist online journalists.
Nearly every liberal arts major.

How many leftist lives that are wasted envying what others have instead of saying, "WOW!  I'm driving a car ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY at 80MPH to see the GRAND CANYON while eating food conveniently located EVERY 20 MILES at gas stations!"?  How many leftists are pissed because the government won't pay for their birth control, instead of focusing on the fact that affordable birth control exists?  How many leftists live angry, hate-filled lives because somebody has a 10 bedroom, 4 bathroom McMansion, ignoring the fact their modest 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house will more than adequately house them for the rest of their lives?

I always like to look on the bright side of things.  And the fact that leftists cannot be happy with the amazing advances and innovations capitalism has put in their green little hands, and choose instead to obsess over the petty and microscopically "better" things the "rich" have to the point it ruins their lives is justice and revenge enough for me.  Understand this and understand this well about leftists.  They are miserable people who will waste their entire, precious lives being envious of what others have instead of appreciating what they have. And when the day comes that they're on their death bed, all they will have to point to is a life of whining, complaining, hatred, and jealousy.

A worse punishment does not exist.
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Many of you may already know of Jacob Fisker of Early Retirement Extreme.  He was kind enough to take an intellectual/professional interest in my works, as well as promote them to his audience.  In kind I wanted to promote his work to my audience as I believe you will not only have an interest in it, but would benefit from it as well.

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I know many of you have already read "Poor Richard's Retirement," but if you wanted something more detailed and hand-holding, I'd recommend picking up his book.