It seems that recent media buzz surrounding the dramatic rise of the digital currency Bitcoin has attracted swarms of petulant and clamorous rent-seeking “social justice” parasites like flies to a midden heap. This should come as no surprise to anyone that understands the true nature and purpose of feminism and social justice activism. You can hardly expect these troublesome naggers to pass up what looks like a big, juicy pile of resources in the hands of young (mostly) heterosexual, privileged White (and Asian) men. Feminists have been eyeing both the IT industry and libertarian community as potential sources of rent for a while now, and Bitcoin represents an as yet untapped revenue stream.
The face of privilege
Trigger warning: Think Progress
According to an online poll from Simulacrum, the average user is a 32.1-year-old libertarian male. By users’ accounts, those men are mostly white.
Breaking that down, about 95 percent of Bitcoin users are men, about 61 percent say they’re not religious, and about 44 percent describe themselves as “libertarian / anarcho-capitalist.”
Looks like a perfect target.
Apparently Cadillac’s Olympics commercial has given our enlightened equals at Huffpo some fitful nights of sleep.
Carolyn Gregoire writes:
There are plenty of things to celebrate about being American, but being possessed by a blind mania for working yourself into the ground, buying more stuff and mocking people in other countries just isn’t one of them.
Whoa, slow down there, honey.
Western societal honor has been sacrificed upon the altar of the post-modern. That’s the simple fact of the matter. Honor is now foreign to the mind of the West, and there truly is no standard set for the Western individual. Why should we hold honor in such high regard? What is honor? Why was honor sacrificed?
In all corners of the Earth where honor can historically/presently be found, it is generally defined the same way regardless of culture or region. Honor is the eternal reputation of the self. It is not necessarily defined by intelligence, cunning, strength, speed, or talent. Honor is worthiness, loyalty, truthfulness, respect, being well-mannered, having discipline, and being humble. Ultimately, one of high honor was of high value to society, and held in high regard. Therefore, the actions of the honorable were something to pay mind.
The greatest of us once died for honor.
Before I start (Source: wikipedia):
The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed, while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military.
There are other awards for the “mass slaughter” Plath mentions; the Purple Heart ain’t it.
In less than five generations, the idea of America has gone from this…
From xojane, Duke’s porn star has come out to continue challenging a system that offers her no challenge. Finally.
Except, considering this news initially broke less than two weeks ago (Feb. 21 is the initial xojane story), what Belle “finally” reveals is her high time preference.
Being one of the only atheists in existence to actually spend time examining theistic arguments instead of just posting Christopher Hitchens memes, I’ve been reading Edward Feser‘s The Last Superstitution: A Refutation of the New Atheism, a book I firmly recommend to anyone interested in either Thomas Aquinas’s metaphysics or seeing Richard Dawkins get some much deserved intellectual ridicule. One of the concepts addressed is the New Atheist tendency to fixate on facile and easily dismantled arguments since the philosophical nuance required for attacking the more esoteric and complex variety eludes their feeble understanding.
A portmanteau of hedonic and dildos, The Dildonic Treadmill refers to the tendency of humans to quickly return to a relatively stable state of vulgarized intellectual comfort despite major changes in ideology. This term was developed from recent reactions over the shift in our blog’s trajectory.
Ideological swaps have a common tendency: first, you experience a marked increase in positive feelings and energy towards your new ideology. Second, you disassociate yourself with your previous ideology and sling mud at it. You can’t take it seriously, so even if you have decent critiques of it, the best you can come up with–if you try at all–is a series of strawmen.
This is not that.
“Not by speechifying and majority votes can the great questions of our Day be settled… but by iron and by blood.” —Bismarck
Might was right when Caesar bled
upon the stones of Rome,
Might was right when Joshua led
his hordes o’er Jordan’s foam,
And Might was right when German troops
poured down through Paris gay;
It’s the Gospel of the Ancient World
and the Logic of To-Day.
Behind all Kings and Presidents —
all Government and Law,
Are army-corps and cannoneers —
to hold the world in awe.
And sword-strong races own the earth
and ride the Conqueror’s Car—
And Liberty has ne’er been won,
except by deeds of war.
Liberty will never be won by moralfag appeals to “natural rights,” by equivocation between taxation and theft, slavery, or even rape. But there is a power to liberty that is often overlooked. It can be won by might.