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Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
I had managed to make it 9 minutes from home before I got a call from my girlfriend. She was caringly calling to let me know that a tail light was out in my truck and that I should get it repaired. Caring as this was, it sent me into a rage as I was currently enroute to a much-needed retreat at a middle-of-nowhere Air BNB in rural Wisconsin. And I was so looking forward to this trip, the road trip included, that the jarring phone call interrupted my recently-achieved zen, which sent me into my rage.
However, irrational as this may be, there is an explanation for it. Like many of you I have a ton on my plate. There's work. There's chores. There's a ton of projects I'm working on. And all of this is couched within the backdrop of COVID and the creeping communism that is slowly taking over the US. And when you take in the totality of both current work you have to do just to stay alive, as well as the tremendous amount of work you have to do on top of that to
Ensure you have enough for retirement
Ensure you make enough to pay off your debts
Ensure you have enough income streams to insure against recessions, cancel culture, industry set backs, etc.
Ensure you have enough ammo, guns, and training to protect your family against potential riots
Ensure you have backup savings overseas in case the US does go full communism
the pressure often becomes too much, at minimum shortening your fuse.
However, I am not the only one in this situation. Many of you face the same. And it's important to realize precisely what kind of situation we're in because if we don't we will not be able to solve the problems that face us, also as well achieve the much-needed mental calm that comes with at least understanding the situation we're in. And the situation we are all in is that we are modern day Noahs and we all desperately need to build our arks.
The short version is simply this - the United States and the west are slowly decaying to the point they will not longer be able to function as nations. And I'm not talking so much about communism or socialism (though there certainly is a real and increasing chance of that). I'm talking about Idiocracy where the current and future generations of Americans are so ill-reared, so ill-prepared they will not be able to function as normal, healthy, mature adults. Be it
the many videos of mentally ill women freaking out that Amy Barrett is a supreme court justice,
the animals who protest and riot because they want to,
the spineless ballsacks of mayors and city council members who let people destroy their towns,
the people in these towns who will vote for it again,
adult children who major in the dumbest subjects while crippling their lifetime finances with student loans,
fat women who think fat is hot,
or just your token millennial,
the day is rapidly coming a critical mass of the US adult population will not be capable of sanity, self-supportation, or mere functionality, and that society will collapse. And so if you're like me, not only are you now chartered with the task of supporting yourself and your family, you are now also tasked with coming up with a "Plan B" to escape this nightmare that is coming.
However, there is a problem. And that problem is you're surrounded by the normies, conformies, and inferiors of the world. And as you desperately try to come up with a contingency plan, dedicating the work and effort towards building such an insurance policy, the normies, conformies, and inferiors of the world are going to pelt you with their small, insignificant concerns, often times wondering why you're so angry, in such a rush, not "chilling out and relaxing man," as you vainly try to explain to them WHY you are doing what you do and at the furious rate you're doing it at.
It is here you must realize this has nothing to do with politics. Because it really isn't as clear cut as "republicans realize X, and democrats don't realize Y" and so only democrats are going to critique you, while republicans are going to volunteer to help you. It is eternal and inherent human laziness that is the cause of all these people bogging you down with irrelevant questions, pelting you with petty critiques, or mocking you with sophistry. And though it won't make these incredibly annoying, even time-wasting critiques go away, it will help you maintain your sanity understanding why these sheep do what they do.
First, the average person just lacks the foresight to understand basic economics. It's 2020 and it's not like we didn't know there was an education bubble for over 10 years. Students are demanding a bailout, and liberal arts degrees are commonly used as the butt end of jokes as they should be. Still the fact worthless degrees are a cancer on society didn't prevent 70% of college students from declaring stupid majors in the 2019 school year. There are certainly other unlimited examples of Americans' ignorance of economics (shoot, most Americans don't even know what a trillion dollars is, let alone what it's percent of GDP is, let alone how many trillions in a deficit we ran under Trump), but the point is the average normie, conformie, inferior American will not understand your concerns, let alone why you are building an economic boat for insurance. They will roll their eyes at you, perhaps even calling you a "sexist" or a "racist," and in a Dunning-Kruger effect dismiss you as some "right wing nut job" as they then vote to spend 50% of GDP on a "New Green Deal." Whatever your real concerns are about the future viability of the US economy, they are not capable of understanding it because they're too stupid.
Second, even if you find people who understand economics enough to realize the real and likely threats a combination Idiocracy/Communist economic system would present the nation, they are not courageous enough to admit to these threats. These are your proverbial frogs in the water, who like Obama voters, "hope" things get better, but take no action. They are not agents, they are objects, and are usually embodified by friends and relatives who they themselves may be conservative or libertarian, but think you're crazy for "prepping" or looking for land overseas. They roll their eyes at you just the same and say, "Ohhhhh, that ole crazy Aaron, he says there's a housing crash on the way." "Ohhh, that ole crazy Clarey, he says the schools are brainwashing the kids with communism. They'll never riot." But do not be mistaken, these people are afraid that you're right, but their fear of their current status quo life going away is even stronger, which keeps them in blissful inaction.
And third, laziness. Even if people know there is a flood coming, even if people know the "Wyoming Three" will be a universal fact Americans will suffer in the near future, they won't do anything about it, because they don't want to. They don't want to be like you when you finish a full day at the office, only to then go and spend another 3 hours researching getting a foreign passport or finding a foreign bank. They don't want to cut spending on their Applebee's budget or their Sportsball wings on the weekend to fund a rainy day fund in Croatia. They want to sit on their ass and watch TV. And so whereas your physical energy, mental faculties, your patience are all taxed, making your fuse for petty and irrelevant bullshit incredibly short, these people's relatively laxed lives allow for longer fuses. And longer fuses allow minds to engage in pettier pursuits, of which they will annoy you with as you're focused on drastically superior and more important concerns.
Alas, this is the "nagging Noah" that you, me, and the other handful of Noah's get to face. Most of my life has been left-leaning family and friends thinking I was crazy there was a dotcom bubble about to happen. Most of my professional life was catching flak, getting disciplined, and threatening to be fired because I said there was a housing bubble. And today my life is filled with people who are telling me I need to relax and chill. And while certainly a case could be made to relax and chill for health reasons, it doesn't make it any easier, let alone less annoying when these people pelt you with annoying concerns, petty criticisms, or condescending critiques. But let us be perfectly clear. For whatever comforts ignorance is affording these people today, it will not be worth the price they will pay tomorrow when society collapses, or is at least severely impaired from functioning, under an Idiocracy. And when the day comes that every white person or every male has to have a struggle session under President Ocasio Cortez, or protests on the highway make driving an impossibility, or rent is so high because we printed off another 4 trillion in money to cover the national deficit, or fat chicks are beating up pretty thin chicks to fight against "beauty privilege", you can be sitting at your comfy, quiet, apartment in Phuket laughing at the news as you decide to take a stroll by the beach or maybe get a drink at the local bar. All because you were some eye-rolling weirdo who (Beavis and Butthead laugh) "huh huh, heh heh" thought there was a chance the US would collapse.
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Monday, October 26, 2020
Sunday, October 25, 2020
"Achieving Minimalism: Theory and Practice" is once again open for enrollment from October 25th to the 30th. As stated before the vast majority of my audience likely does not need this course, but if you are new or you are struggling with spending more than you make, may I suggest taking a look at this course.
The main goal of the course is NOT to merely say "spend less than you make," but to delve into the psychological underpinnings that compel most humans to spend more than they make, take on debt, and otherwise ruin their lifetime finances. And though the price is steep, that price is designed to slap you across the face to make sure you take this issue seriously and actually START SAVING MONEY. And so the question really is do you want to get out of debt, have adequate savings for retirement, and never worry about money again
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
A client at my consultancy had an interesting question - where do corporations end up if they keep putting politics over profits? He was specifically talking about feminism and where corporations and governments are forcing women into executive roles for affirmative action purposes, but the larger trend he was talking about was where corporations put politics over profits.
I was somewhat conflicted because I didn't know if corporations were indeed putting politics over profits or merely capitalizing on the political religion the education industry programmed most Americans to have, and - like most Americans - were merely virtue signaling as a sick, unethical, racist, sexist, marketing tactic. If this was the case, then this was just your average American corporation taking advantage of whatever means to profit. Just like the US Department of Transportation built the Interstate system and corporations now use that infrastructure, the US Department of Education built socialism/feminism/environmentalism/woke culture as the country's official religion, and now corporations were merely opportunistically using that infrastructure as well.
However, if I had to put money on it, I don't believe corporations are this savvy or intelligent. Call it a hunch, call it experience, call it knowing my generation which is now in charge of Corporate America (Gen X), but I actually believe "Corporate America" as we know it is not so much trying to machiavellianly capitalize on the woke culture (being willing to ditch it the second it doesn't become profitable), as much as it is inferior Gen X NPC's who captain these corporate ships are trying to be popular. And since they have now replaced profits with politics, these corporations in the long term are no longer viable and there will be consequences to piloting these corporate ships into metaphorical icebergs.
And so after some thinking I figured out where "Corporate America" is heading. And not only is it an interesting journey that lays ahead for Corporate America, but there are some key and vital lessons young, industrious, hard working people are going to want to learn before getting on the "USS Corporate America Titanic" boat.
First, take a lesson from an entity that is further down the woke/SJW/virtue-signaling/diversity rabbit hole - government. Specifically, the Department of Transportation. It could be the national Department of Transportation, a state Department of Transportation or the municipal one, but the point is take the government agency that is responsible for building roads, bridges, and maintaining them. That requires they employ of many civil engineers, tradesmen, architects, etc.
So why are there so many fat, middle aged black women with no experience at the upper management levels of these departments? Also, why are there diversity meetings, women's empowerment meetings, etc. at every step of the way when the focus should be building stable, non-collapsable bridges? Of course I'm stereotyping, but there is no doubt in DC and across the nation thousands of under- and un-qualified people (stereotypical fat middle aged black woman or not) hired because of the traits they were born with and not the content of character. And the reason why is that politics is being put ahead of
profits the taxpayer (not to mention the safety of the American driver).
Still, this has set forth a key trend younger people will need to be aware of going to work for "woke" corporations. And that is the real work still has to get done. The Department of Transportation still has to build the roads. So what you will see (and some of my civil engineering agents in the field will verify) is that yes, the stereotypical 54 year old black woman who knows nothing about civil engineering will be the boss and there will be touchy feely meetings about shit that, frankly, has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with roads. But they will outsource the real work to real engineers as contractors because in the end, the agency (be it the Department of Transportation or "Proctor and Gamble") has to legitimize it's existence. It can't just be a welfare jobs program for minorities or women, hosting self-pitying sob sessions over how it's so unfair they get preferential hiring treatment. The organization needs the veneer of a purpose, and thus they outsource all the real work to contractors. And that is where smart and savvy future workers will go. Contract work.
Second, if you think "Oh good! I'm a minority/disadvantaged person and so now I can get one of these cushy jobs with no qualifications!," think again. Because now that meritocracy has been abandoned for traits, there is nothing you can do within your power to advance your career in these new "woke" environments. You were born Hispanic, you were born female. That's it. Those are you two qualifications. And so what is going to happen is a Hispanic, female, WHO IS ALSO BI is going to be promoted over you. Worse, if you think corporate office politics was bad before, just wait until it becomes the Oppression Olympics. Working for Boomers was already a nightmare in the 80's and 90's. The regular corporate politics was intolerable. You throw on a bunch of self-absorbed Millennial and Gen Z'ers who swallowed the woke-SJW-victimhood socialist politics whole, Corporate America will become a combination Game-of-Thrones meets Arkham Asylum. Backstabbing careerist spinster women, minorities convinced everything is racist, all professional victims looking to be oppressed so they can sue, all of them jockeying for the ONE executive position that might be open? You'd be insane to want to work in this genuinely toxic environment. Alas, this is why I recommend to any minority or female clients I have that, sure, get your 2-4 years working experience at "Target" or "Ernst and Young." But once you get that experience, and you can join the 1099 Superior Race (look it up) you get the fuck out. Life is too short, and your sanity too precious, to be sitting in on "diversity" and "female" empowerment sessions in the vain hopes of being promoted to "assistant reserve vice account director." Besides, as real professionals, it's insulting to have it implied you're racist or sexist or stupid enough to be either.
Third, the "Brand Name Business Model." This is what I believe will be the final stop for Corporate America.
As all the real work is outsourced, and Corporate America working environments become insufferably toxic, all the real and talented labor will simply leave, or never show up in the first place. This "brain drain" or "talent flight" will gut Corporate America of any real leadership or productive people, leaving the only asset of the company it's logo/name. This then results in a new business model where 1099er's do all the real work (hopefully uninterrupted from home) while a bunch of political psychopaths maintain the brand name at "corporate," duking it out for increasingly pointless titles at the "diversity and inclusion" department. This relegates Corporate America's function to mere PR for a brand name.
P - freaking - R.
And if marketing departments weren't political enough, imagine what all that juicy woke socialist cancer will do for employee morale back at "corporate."
To a certain extent this "Brand Name Business Model" is already happening. Take a look at Target for example. Target is the perfectly woke corporation sopping wet with forked tongued virtue signaling. But Target employees themselves don't really produce anything. They outsource everything. The real production is done by near-slave labor overseas. The products are then hauled by real companies (transport companies) overseas and over land by real men and women who are boat captains or truck drivers. Sure, Target has some accountants on staff, and certainly they have thousands of stock boys stocking the shelves, but in the end "Target" corporation is just a red circle with a red dot in the middle, that stupid dog, and a bunch of corporate stooges working at their increasingly Game of Thrones office in Minneapolis (assuming it isn't burnt down). For all the production Target creates, 95% of the jobs are outside the corporation. 5% goes to tell you how much they like BLM.
Now the question is do you want to work for a "corporation" where it's main goal is merely to keep up an image? Sure, at one time working for Citigroup might have meant doing real analysis or providing good financial services to your customer. It may have even had the fringe benefits of working in a cool downtown environment with the prestige of having a corner office, maybe some interesting colleagues. But now that the actual function/operations of the firm is outsourced to telecommuters and 1099's, what's left at corporate HQ is a corporate husk of it's former self. And the sole purpose of this husk is to tell the world how woke it is and just how much they're down with the socialist cause to capitalize on the woke-religion the government programmed every one to have. Worse, as evidenced by my observations of Gen X business "leaders," they actually believe it. Which means whatever unfortunate souls are working at this husk are now forced into what is nothing short of political indoctrination which should be an affront and insult to any self-respecting professional.
I know for the past 50 years media, Hollywood, television, colleges, even professionals themselves have painted the picture that you want to work for "Corporate America." That a 9-5 job with some overtime hustle would land you a managerial position, a stable career, and the coveted "six figs." But as is with everything in the world, things change. "Corporate America" no longer exists. Corporate America is no longer the large, efficient, super powerful engine that once powered the great American economy and provided millions of people with careers and professions. It's a bunch of psychopathic Karens who don't produce anything and whose sole job it is to keep up the shinny image of a brand name so people buy from that brand name.
Alas, if you are smart (or simply self-respecting) you will be smart enough not to get on this sinking ship. You will develop and hone the skills necessary to become part of the 1099 Superior Race. You will realize that a corner office downtown was never on the table, but a much better offer awaits you on a beach in Thailand as you work from your laptop. Do not envy the "corporate executives" of the future. Pity them. Because life is too short to be called "racist" or "sexist" and sit through "struggle sessions." Let alone work for a bunch of mentally ill Karens.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
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The October class for "Achieving Minimalism: Theory and Practice" will open for enrollment on October 25th and close on October 30th. The price is still $499 and the class is NOT for veteran readers/listeners/viewers. The class is intended for any newcomers who do not have the time to wade through the various thousands of posts, podcasts, and books and want an accelerated, condensed class on minimalism. It is also intended for anybody who wishes to get their financial act together, or otherwise anybody who is spending more money than they make and simply cannot kick the habit.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
This is a guest post by our friend Alexi over at Academic Composition!
Alex Bash (firstname.lastname@example.org)
America Does not Tolerate Losers!
As General George Patton prepared the Third Army for the invasion of Sicily, he famously observed "Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser!". While Patton's speech was well-regarded by the troops, some of his colleagues judged him to be vulgar and unprofessional.
Love him or hate him, you cannot deny that Patton was a uniquely American character. America was founded by people who were courageous enough to leave the comfort of their old life in Europe. To do this, they had to abandon the aristocracy, tradition, and order of their European country of origin. Upon arriving in the colonies, Americans not only claimed their independence but also pursued a relentless Westward expansion, which forms a key component of America's core identity: manifest destiny. Galvanized by this belief, Americans aggressively pursued an expansionary foreign policy, as they continue to do so today. Questions about whether this is right or wrong aside, an aggressive foreign policy is a core component of the American identity: that cannot be changed, nor should it be.
The liberals may deride Jackson's "trail of tears" and "manifest destiny", but what they fail to understand is that the nation's core identity cannot be changed. In the "Significance of the Frontier in American History", Fredrick Jackson Turner showed how the frontier mentality fostered the character of American rugged individualism (https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/aha-history-and-archives/historical-archives/the-significance-of-the-frontier-in-american-history). In doing so, the Frontier Mentality bolstered entrepreneurship, promoted risk-taking, and cultivated a certain directness that the American national character is famous for.
In "Hell's Kitchen", Chef Ramsey demonstrated a deep understanding of the American identity by berating the losers of his show. He had no reservations about embarking on obscenity-laced tirades to show the incompetent contestants just how pathetic they were. By contrast, he had a similar show in the UK, where he criticized the underperforming cooks in a more tactful manner. There is no way of telling which of Ramsey’s approaches personas is the “best”, it is simply a matter of cultural differences.
Many of his British viewers would say that they prefer for him to criticize the participants in a respectful manner, as behaving the way he does on the American show simply isn’t decorous. On the other hand, they have no problem chastising the hypocrisy of the mealy-mouthed upper-class British people and their “stiff upper lip”. Would it truly be terrible for Chef Ramsey to scream that you “FUCKING SUCK AT COOKING!”? Would you truly rather have him pat you on the shoulder with a phony smile and a contrived dignified posture, as he admonishes you “You can do better, best of luck, mate!”?
Clearly, even most of the British people see value in the American candor. There is a certain honesty in simply calling things the way they are. Words may be offensive, but they do not constitute an offense. Nobody has ever died from having their pride hurt or from simply being insulted, especially when the derogatory comment is nothing more than a badly needed reality check. An aspiring chef who simply lacks the talent and the dedication to be truly excellent needs to be advised on this matter as bluntly as possible. He would be better off knowing this as soon as possible rather than making that discovery the hard way. Would he not rather know what he is capable of so he can keep his expectations in check instead of wasting over a decade of his life to realize that all of his work has been for naught?
Surely, Chef Ramsey can’t tell you that you are a fundamentally worthless person and if he does, there is no good reason to listen to him. Yet, he can tell you if you have what it takes to make it in his field. Yes, it would be a good idea to seek a second opinion, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking Ramsey’s word for what it is: an expert opinion. It may be a mere opinion, but one that you can certainly use as a guiding light. Based on that, you are more than welcome to seek out other expert opinions and once you receive all of the necessary information, you may conduct your own assessment. However, a simple wake-up call from a knowledgeable, but remarkably blunt specialist in the field can certainly be a good start: you simply cannot go wrong from there. The worst case scenario is not bad at all: you will simply realize that cooking isn’t your true calling, which means that you are free to pursue any number of other vocations.
To be certain, it makes excellent sense to welcome constructive feedback, no matter how unpleasant or even crass it may be. By doing so, you can save plenty of time, energy and frustration. There is value in simply understanding the reality of the situation, whatever it may be. Regrettably, much of the American left has no interest in that at all: that explains why they are so resolutely opposed to the blunt nature of the core American identity. The Political Correctness of the American left represents little more than a denial of reality, it is an attempt to stifle honest communication that is necessary in order for a fruitful discussion to emerge. Whether the discussion centers on your career plans, an exchange of political ideas or a brainstorming session, it is necessary for all involved parties to be forthright. While there is no reason to be needlessly offensive, it is more important to communicate the reality of the situation than it is to be tactful, otherwise, the entire exchange becomes artificial and self-defeating. If the choice has to be made between being tactful and being frank, it is always better to err on the side of the latter.
In light of the fundamental reality of the unique American culture, we may now examine the common criticisms of the American national character that are often voiced by the Democratic Party and the left-leaning public figures of the European Union.
It’s hard to be poor in America.
In the “Conscience of a Liberal”, Paul Krugman observed that while the French middle class pay much higher taxes than their American counterparts do, it is easier to be poor in France. Krugman also noted that although France has a broader middle-class, more Americans belong to the upper-middle class.
However, there is one critical point that Krugman has conveniently overlooked: the local purchasing power of Americans is much higher than that of the French.
The United States ranks 2nd in the world on Local Purchasing Power, with Switzerland being the only European nation that outranks the U.S. The reason for this is simple: the dynamism of their market-oriented economy. Despite the stereotypes suggesting that all European countries welcome massive taxation, Switzerland has consistently outperformed the U.S on the Index of Economic Freedom.
Switzerland is currently fifth and has been in the top ten for the last decade, while the U.S has declined precipitously. Under the leadership of Barack Hussein Obama II, the U.S lost its standing in the top 10, plummeting by nearly a dozen positions, which is why the U.S is now 17th!
By contrast, France is 64th, which puts it on the lower end of the “moderately free” category. On the local purchasing power, France came in 26th, which means that the salaries of the French afford them a much lower purchasing liberties than the salaries of Americans do. While the French may think that their social services are free, the reality is that they are paying for them in the form of their diminished purchasing power. While they may work shorter hours, receive maternity and paternity leave, use public medical services and pay less for education, they are less likely to attain the material possessions that have long been regarded as symbols of the American dream. Even after the 2008 financial crisis, Americans are much more likely to be able to buy a home or own multiple vehicles. While these hallmarks of the American dream may be accessible to much of the American upper-middle class and even parts of the middle-class itself, they are only accessible to the truly rich in France. Much of the French middle class will have to make do with renting an apartment and using public transportation, with only faint hopes of owning a small apartment of their own in the distant future. Yet, owning a two-story house with a white-picket fence is simply out of reach for much of the French middle class. The same goes for most of the European welfare states, whose residents are happy to sign away their opportunities to fight for their equivalent of the American dream in exchange for greater economic security, wider middle-class, lower wealth disparities and better living conditions for the poor. While that trade-off may be acceptable to most Europeans, it is repugnant to most Americans: it goes against the grain of the fundamental elements of the American culture that General Patton expounded upon.
There is a clear-cut economic reason why America remains the world’s most popular destination for immigrants, by a wide margin.
About one in five of international immigrants live in the U.S, no other nation comes close in this regard. The reason is simple: immigrants are like Patton’s followers, who as “real Americans” are “playing to win all the time”. These newcomers are willing to play for high stakes and accept greater rewards. They are hardly concerned about the high costs of health-care and education, they see it as an acceptable cost of doing business in America. While they may be dismayed to see an abundance of homelessness, they know full well that if an immigrant with minimal skills and only rudimentary knowledge of the English language can find a roof over his head, there should be no excuses for the people living on the streets. To be sure, these immigrants know full well that the truly indigent people of their country had fewer opportunities than the most destitute of Americans.
As callous as that may sound to the liberals and the proponents of the EU model, this is the reality of the American way of life and it cannot change. America was founded by people who took enormous risks to re-invent themselves in the new world: by its nature, this is a venture with high-risks and high rewards. The well-being of the average person, the size of the middle-class, the wealth of the 1% or let alone the immiseration of the poorest Americans are simply irrelevant. Patton had it right, “real Americans love to fight” and “play to win” all the time. There is no room for “losers” or mediocrities, which would explain why the complacent middle class of Europe no longer have much interest in trying their luck in America.
Doing so would be a lateral move for a middle-class Frenchman or a German and the rewards would not justify the risks, as it makes little sense for them to give up a secure life they had at home.
It is not a coincidence that the U.S no longer is a country of European immigrants. At the beginning of the 20th century, all of the leading foreign-born ethnic groups in the U.S were European, but today, the most well-represented ethnic groups are Mexicans, Indians and the Chinese. These are the “real Americans” who “will not tolerate a loser” and “play to win all the time”. These are gifted and industrious people from countries without much of a middle class, so they would much rather take enormous risks in America in order to have a half a chance at breaking into the upper middle-class rather than being condemned to a life of mediocrity in a welfare state. For these “real Americans”, there are no half-measures, nor should there be. This is how the colonial Americans have always thought, the tradition endured through Patton’s time and the newcomers from China, India and Mexico are happy to maintain it. While many of them may vote Democrat, the most successful of them are as reluctant to pay high taxes as are their accomplished peers of European heritage.
America’s Immigration Policy is Tough
That may be true, as it is much easier to sneak into the European Union or even Canada than it is to start a new life in the U.S. Yet, one fundamental misconception is that the U.S is extraordinarily accommodating to highly skilled immigrants. The U.S has an abundance of visa programs to recognize the talent of foreign professionals. These exceptional individuals often prefer to be in the U.S than in Europe because they would prefer to pay lower taxes and find an environment most conducive to the actualization of their potential. Despite that an overwhelming proportion of blue-collar jobs has been outsourced to China and India, this cannot be done with the highly skilled white-collar jobs. In that respect, there is a reversal of the migration trend: instead of sending the jobs to Indian and China, the U.S welcomes the intellectual capital these countries offer. It is close to impossible to find a robust alternative to the Silicon Valley and for good reasons, most software developers would prefer to be there rather than somewhere in the EU. Likewise, the tristate area of New York is a phenomenal choice for accountants, financiers and other professionals employed in the finance sector.
Consistently with Patton’s dictum that America doesn’t tolerate losers, it makes good sense for the U.S to be receptive to the highly skilled immigrants, but disinterested in the newcomers who are less accomplished. Clearly, the latter would be better off in a more secure environment of the EU or even Canada, where one can comfortably settle into the complacent environment of the middle class. To do so, one does not need to be exceptionally gifted or hyper-industrious. These may be the requirements of the American upper-middle class, which is the prerequisite for the achievement of the American dream, but such a milieu is no place for mediocrities.
America’s Foreign Policy is Belligerent
Again, Patton had it right: America does not tolerate losers. The expansionary foreign policy is a result of the Frontier Mentality, which Fredrick Jackson Turner discussed in “The Significance of the Frontier in American History”. While one may critique the undue intervention of the U.S military in foreign conflict, it is impossible to alter the core component of the nation’s culture. America does not and never will tolerate losers: the only way the sphere of American influence abroad can be curtailed is if a foreign power emerges as a challenger to the U.S global hegemony. The left may continue to insist that the U.S military budget should be diminished sharply and redistributed among social service programs. Yet, that is a futile endeavor: it is fundamentally anti-American and it is impracticable for that reason.
Health-Care and Education Are a Disaster
While progressives bemoan how America is only 28th on the Index of Social Progress, they overlooked that the very idea of social progress is antithetical to the American way of life.
As it has been noted in the same report on America’s decline that the U.S is the world leader in quality education and health-care, however, it is 97th and 91st in access to health-care and education.
Most of the left-leaning citizens of the EU would describe health-care and education as public goods that should be provided by the government, but such a point of view is un-American.
America does not tolerate losers, period. The fact of the matter is that the U.S is number 1 with respect to the quality of these institutions is what defines the American identity, it is simply irrelevant whether ordinary people are able to access them. To suggest otherwise would be un-American and such recommendations are better suited for the European Union, where economic security matters more than opportunities to become fabulously wealthy.
American politics are by and for the wealthy, with the upper-middle class being the lowest threshold of eligibility. Anyone who is not prepared to accept enormous sacrifices in order to break into the upper-middle-class would be well advised to consider starting their life in Europe. It is much easier than it may seem, as most EU nations have far more lenient immigration policies than the U.S did. In fact, there are tens of thousands of Americans living in Europe already.
Donald Trump is uncouth
Donald Trump is not applying for a job at a think tank, nor is he looking to participate in a ceremony where he is to be knighted or let alone accepted as a king. He should not be expected to be a refined European gentleman who acts in a classy manner with impeccable table manners, exquisite taste in the arts and who voices his highly educated views in a stilted manner.
Such classism is simply un-American, nor will it ever be. The most important thing to know about Donald Trump is that he is an authentic American every bit as much as Patton was. He represents the true American culture and he resists the influence of those who try to impose a European way of life upon the U.S, which is fundamentally repugnant to the American values. Far from being seen as uncouth, Trump’s pugnaciousness should be regarded as an embodiment of Patton’s observation that “real Americans love to fight” and “America will not tolerate a loser”. For all his flaws, Trump persevered to preserve his fortune, maintain his controversial public persona and above all, become president in a uniquely American way by underscoring the core attribute of the American character: Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser. While the left may deride Trump for his “strongman” posturing in the style of John Wayne, they overlooked the fact that America demands men like Trump. They represent the core American identity that has been passed down since the colonial era.
Above all, Patton’s timeless words must be remembered for generations to come “All real Americans love to fight! Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser!”. America is not Sweden, nor is it Germany. This is not a place for a massive social safety net, nor is it a place where an average person can “live with dignity”, as the left would suggest. The American middle class will continue to decline, but a sizable portion of ordinary Americans will join the upper-middle-class. Nonetheless, there is truth to the observation that upward mobility has declined in the U.S, as the middle class shrunk and the majority of ordinary Americans who worked in the blue collar field have struggled to achieve upward mobility. Donald Trump has taken note of that and vowed to “bring the jobs back”. At the face of it, bringing the jobs back certainly seems like a tall order, as it’s extraordinarily difficult to reverse the decades’ long trend of outsourcing that emerged in a globalized market. Although it remains an open question as to whether Trump will be able to keep his promise, from the standpoint of the American identity, it is simply irrelevant. America does not tolerate losers, never did and never will.
Cappy records while roadtripping out to his grandpa's old place where he had fond memories as a kid. And it is the last time he will see these places as he will likely never return to Minnesota again.
Monday, October 12, 2020
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Dear American Fathers, Your Daughters Ain't Shit
When You Complete the RPG of Life....And All the Side Quests
If You're Parents Aren't Successful, Why Do You Listen to Them?
Disowning Your Pregnant Teenage Daughter
The "Super Man" and the "Last Man" Cappy on "Zarathustra"
Monday, October 05, 2020
In an utterly predictable fashion, there was no shortage of articles or the journalists who wrote them that jumped on the increase in divorce that was guaranteed to happen with the lockdown from COVID. Relationships were already in a precarious balance in America. Feminism had been training women to prioritize their careers and education over their families and spouses for decades. Both men and women have violated the trust of their spouses by getting morbidly obese instead of maintaining their mandatory physical beauty for one another. Younger Millennial couples were having an immensely tough go at their finances as they were saddled with stupid amounts of student loans for laughably stupid degrees. And (though economics isn't terribly sexy) the massive Austrian credit bubble created during the financial crisis of 2009 had come to bite nearly every couple in the ass making housing/rent incredibly expensive, adding further financial pressure to their budgets and relationship. Americans were already experts at making their lives more difficult than they had to be, and these added pressures made something as hard and mature as marriage an impossibility for your average American idiot.
But then came COVID and the commensurate lock downs that struck a blow to the fragile balance of marriage in America. And now, with obese/fat American husbands and wives having to spend more time with one another AND with no social outlets they once had to avoid one another, your average American couple can no longer keep up the facade, and are now filing for divorce.
However, for the couples who do manage to keep it together, or the even rarer few where the husband and wife remained svelte for one another, it has been more than an anecdotal number of times where I've heard wives complain that their husband is increasingly angry during 2020. They're curt, impatient, rude, often times lashing out, and there's been more than one case of a man just "not in the mood" for sex which means there's really something going on. And while the obvious culprit is COVID and 2020 in general, it needs to be pointed out to women that there's a second culprit - communism. And American women are disproportionately to blame for this one.
Understand that the protests and riots of 2020 are truly not about race. Certainly race/unjust killing was the spark that triggered the explosion of riots and protests we saw, but the underlying fuel of all the looting, rioting, arson, pillage, and yes, murder, was simple jealousy. Simple marxism that had been programmed into all the young kids who protested, regardless of their skin color, to destroy society because it was forcing them to work for a living. This is why the rioters were of all colors and creeds, and the riots still continue today in pure white bastions such as Portland and Seattle.
You can argue with this or agree with it all you want, but that is a discussion for a later point in time. Because regardless of the true underpinnings of the 2020 riots/protests, the important thing is men's conscious and unconscious reaction to them because that is what is gnawing at all Americans husbands' mentalities and moods today. The riots and the protests are affecting your husband as they present a direct threat to not only his property, but his family, including you. And whether you're husband is a weak soyboy effeminiate millennial or a gun-totting, hard core veteran republican Gen X'er, it doesn't matter. The riots are affecting his core survival instincts and triggering a constant fight/flight stress within him because now he gets to look at the following scenarios:
Having to kill a man/many men.
Having to physically fight people.
Getting injured/crippled in the process.
Losing all his property either to looters or communists voting it away.
Having you raped.
Having his kids killed.
Have his wife killed.
Having all of his life's work either burned, stolen, or taxed/taken away.
Going to jail for defending his property, himself, you, or his family.
Oh, and let's not forget!
And so, with this maelstrom of serious concerns torturing his mind, when you come in there nagging him about "why did you park the car so close to the wall" or "why didn't he pick up the milk" don't be surprised when he snaps and tells you to shut your fucking yap.
Now it doesn't help your average husband's mental health that the average American wife is fat or obese or morbidly obese. It also doesn't help that the average wife puts more value on her career and education than her family. And, of course, the American past-time of nagging has never helped any relationship at all. But there is one thing American women can do if they want to ease the anger of their husbands and by consequence improve their marriage. And that is stop voting for communism. Because whether you (or your husband) are conscious of it or not, it is communism that is causing the mental struggles and strife of your husband. Not the symptomatic riots.
First, understand that when you vote for the democrat party, you are in reality voting for communism. I don't have time to do the research American wives should have done long ago before they decided how to vote. But right now EVEN UNDER TRUMP, government accounts for 40% GDP. Given the delusional wish list your average American soccer mom wants (single payer health care, universal day care, free education, etc. etc.) you're looking at 60-70% GDP which lands us squarely at communism's doorstep. Naturally, you average American wife does not look at the federal budget and make a critical assessment about the efficacy of social policy. She naively votes democrat because "it's for the little people" or "the children." But this does not change the fact your voting enslaves your husband to work more for the same take home pay if you would like to be able to make that Lexus SUV payment. These taxes also force you ladies to work a job as well to pay those taxes while you outsource your children. So forget riots and protests, your voting is enslaving your husband (and you) to work more adding stress to an already stressed out marriage.
Second (and more importantly), the "social side of communism." In voting for communism/socialism/democrat the average American wife does not only burden her husband with additional taxes, but also socially villifies him in a number of ways. First, he's male so he's automatically guilty of unconscious sexism and misogyny. Second, he makes more, so he's benefited unfairly from society and should pay more in taxes. And third (especially in today's political climate) if he's white, well then he's guilty of all the oppression in the country and is the direct cause of the riots. This does nothing for the morale, let alone the mental health of your husband when you vote for a party (let alone subscribe to a political ideology) that is explicitly anti-male and certainly anti-white male. And though he may say nothing of it, it DOES wear on him psychologically that you support a political platform that hates him. It's not a big butcher knife you planted in his back, but it is a knife. Even if he agrees with you politically.
Third, let me be very clear - voting democrat has led to these riots.
As the legions of suburbanite soccer moms vote democrat because they wanted to be popular or they just "feel" that the democrats cared more, they in reality voted in what is a now decades-long indoctrination process in the schools. And by schools, I mean K-college, not just K-12. Ever since the 1990's children (of all colors and stripes) have been brainwashed to believe that discrimination is the cause of all problems in the country. And not just discrimination, but they themselves are being discriminated against and are victims. If you're not white you're oppressed. If you're not male, you're oppressed. And if you're a white male you're still oppressed because you're either non-binary, have a made-up mental disorder, or are simply not part of the 1% and are oppressed. And now that you've raised two full generations (Gen Z'ers and Millennials) on this steady diet of greed, envy, rage, hate, laziness, and entitlement (aka-communism), you're shocked they're burning down buildings, looting, rioting, shutting down highways, and yes, murdering people at times? Your voting directly caused these riots and protests, and these riots and protests are now weighing heavily on your husband's mind.
Now there are two ways your husbands are going to deal with this incomprehensible level of stress you've voted in on him. And it's going to depend on whether he's conscious of unconscious of the true cause of these riots.
If your husband is consciously aware of the political climate you've put him in, he is going to do what all real traditional men do, and that is gear up, gun up, have a plan, and even potentially plan to leave. Many men have moved their families to nicer neighborhoods. Many men have gotten guns and ammo and trained with them. Good men have bug out bags and have a "Plan B" for the family to survive. And good men train physically so they can fight and protect their family. Unfortunately for most soccer-mom-wives, this means your husband is a republican, libertarian, or at least not democrat...you know, a real man. He even has those "nasty guns" in the house. And though he certainly may be angry at the world (and you) voting against his safety, family, and freedom, he's not unaware of what is happening. And though you may have rolled your eyes when he bought that AR15, now that the people you voted for are burning down your old neighborhood, you're secretly starting to appreciate his proactivity to counter your unconscious support of communism.
If your husband is unconsciously aware of the political climate he is in, that is likely because he too voted democrat and put himself in that political climate. Like you, he blindly subscribes to the political ideology he was programmed to, so much to the extent he might actually feel guilty because he was born male, and feels really guilty if he is white. Unfortunately, this blinds him CONSCIOUSLY to the threats you've both voted yourself into. I know several white teacher couples in St. Paul and Minneapolis who value their politics more than their children and insist on sending their white kids into schools that good black parents are desperately trying to get their kids out of. This is because these white teacher couples love their leftist politics more than their children and certainly more than the black parents who want what's best for their children. But I also know more than one white leftist couple who own property in Minneapolis proper and just couldn't vote democrat enough, both willingly voting away more of their income, and destroying their main form of wealth in life - their homes.
But for all the pacification this blind belief in socialism gives these types of husbands, make no mistake about it. On the unconscious level, these men are suffering an inordinate amount of psychological stress and cognitive dissonance. And though they may not be able to articulate it, when communists under an anti-white male banner burn the street one block over from their house, these anti-gun, perfectly pacifist leftist men are scared shitless, making them equally angry. Worse, their political religion prevents them from being able to do anything about it, lest they be scorned by their wives for buying a gun, moving to those "evil suburbs," or maybe putting their kids in private school. And so when their hairy-armpitted wives come in and nag them about "why isn't the kambucha carbonating correctly," these wives too may face a curt, sharp and angry husband who tells them to "shut the fuck up about the damn kambucha."
Now I know your true blue democrat kambucha-drinking feminist living in Minneapolis with her hen-picked husband will never forfeit her politics. It has been established long ago such type of women do indeed love their politics more than anything else and they are common. But this is a call for your standard suburbanite soccer moms who vote democrat because it's "for the little people" or "the children." You need to get your heads out of your asses, think of your husband and children, or at least think of the McMansion, granite countertops and SUV. Because in "voting for the little people" these past 30 years, you have created now two full generations of entitled parasites who think they are entitled to your shit and in some cases are obviously willing to resort to violence to get it. This cute shit where you vote left to virtue signal so that you can be popular amongst the equally brainwashed soccer moms, is done. And the reason it's done is not so much because somehow you'll find it in your heart to figure out and realize said voting has led to this stress and anger in your husband. I'm nowhere near that idealistic. It's because that nice little house in the burbs with that cute little SUV you lease will all go up in smoke if communists even get half their way.
Again, I do not ultimately care if you care about your husband. And I know being popular, conforming, virtue signaling, and your politics is more important to your average soccer mom than her husband, even her kids. But I am not here as an agent of change. I am merely here as an agent of explanation. And so the next time you vote for that school levy to jack up property taxes, introduce "Your White Children are Guilty of Racism Studies" at the schools, or you applaud your child as he/she goes off to a liberal arts college only to come back and lecture their father about how he has oppressed people over Christmas dinner, do not be surprised if he Lester Burnham's up and throws the dish into the wall.