Conspiracy of the Bots & Media as Soft Penis (Tweet Anthology 6)

July-August 2017

Monogamy might allow more men to marry – if there were no prostitution, a class of unmarried women largely unknown in polygamic countries. According to Schopenhauer, prostitution is the price societies pay for monogamy. This is to be added to ‘serial marriage,’ through which wealthy men get access, serially, to several young women. Both phenomena should be taken into account before attempting any praise of institutional monogamy.

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Remember, when you hear the words “sources say” from the Fake Media, often times those sources are made up and do not exist. (POTUS)

“Our traditions of impartiality between the genuine and the fake”: Writer Jean Giraudoux satirizing the press.

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After I tweet you no one will want to marry you.

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I honestly love being around positive people. You’re not judged, there’s no drama, everyone just wants to relax and have a nice time.

And then you wake up.

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A Case in Subliminal Messaging: Hewlett-Packard Ad

Observe how the man on the right is about to grab her. (Click to enlarge)

The handle of the glass door makes the man look as if a stick were stuck in the bottom of his belly, just as if he were a jester’s bauble.

The young black man on the left closes his eyes ensconsed in delight. Her dropping index finger is telling him secretly about the other’s penis. We know the guy on the right has got no penis, by the way, because he’s a bauble.

She casually points to a word or phrase on the board with her pencil. It reads ‘Marry,’ the following word, concealed, must be ‘me.’ She’s going to have the bauble marry her, for his money, while living it up with the young negro colleague.

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A major difference between free competition and communism is that free competition cannot exist.

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Media as ‘soft power’

Media as soft penis.

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Not long ago I saw a video with Jane Goodall releasing a chimpanzee in the wild. Yet we now know chimps murder the lone foreign chimps they meet… The video was from the Jane Goodall Foundation and was released recently as advert. Goodall saw chimps as all love and has been proven wrong. I’d like to tell them to stop showing videos of chimpanzee releases in the wild, because that was sending the poor creatures to a horrible death.

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The Truth About New Holland (A Dialogue)

Australia was discovered by the Dutchman Abel Tasman and it used to be called New Holland.

The first Dutch visit took place in 1606, to be compared with Cook’s travels more than 150 years later, in 1770. It is said that the Dutch made no claim whatever on the land (Wikipedia page on New Holland: “neither the Netherlands nor the Dutch East India Company claimed any territory in Australia as its own“). The activities of Dutch East India Company were marked by extreme secrecy and I’m sure historians have missed something about VOC (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) and Australia.

Dutch explored western parts of Oz extensively but didn’t stay. Read Batavia event, pretty horrific –Indonesians used to trade with aboriginals.

Aboriginal people have blonde in areas where Dutch explorers often came to grief on reef. They explored mostly northern parts in summer and to these it looked very arid coastline – then came collapse of Dutch economy tulips trade. (Australian writer Greg Hoey)

You don’t have to stay somewhere to proclaim it’s yours. See Danes and Greenland.

Indonesians used to trade with Aboriginals, and the Dutch, who traded with Indonesians since about 1600, would think Australia’s a dry rock?!

From 1606 to 1770 they had plenty of time to see the coast in every season, rainy or dry. And land is land.

Very isolated place to explore in such days, WA coastline riddled with dozens shipwrecks from 1500’s through to 1900’s. Abundance coastline of very treacherous reefs with no way home! So integrate become Aboriginal, even become Aboriginal meal: cannibalism existed. (Ibid.)

I’m not saying the Dutch had the means to sustain their claim against jingo piracy, only that they had a claim.

Nova Hollandia, even devoid of any Dutchman, was Dutch. Saying they made “no claim” on territory discovered by them is most absurd.

Dutch did lay claim actually, leaving their declaration on a plate now in WA museum [Western Australian Museum in Perth] on public. Was found 80 years ago however! (Ibid.)

By saying the plate was only found recently, you imply the Britons did not know they were committing robbery when claiming Australia theirs but I guess somewhere a protest exists, either from the Dutch government or the VOC. If the matter was settled by agreement, then I’m sure a document exists too that either Australia or the British crown can produce.

Anyway my claim is vindicated: there’s a Dutch plate in WA museum. The “no claim” story makes no sense at all.

Britons might have claimed a right through vacancy by the Dutch (like a house abandoned by its owner for years) but a formal protest would have voided it.

The trade lines you mentioned between Indonesians and Aboriginals might have been in the VOC’s hands, and a British occupation would cut these to the Dutch’s detriment, so the VOC must have protested formally.

At that point Greg tweeted the article ‘Australia might speak Dutch if not for strong emotions,’ The Conversation, November 21, 2013 here)

Good article, a little further from your notions about Dutch only being shipwrecked and/or eaten alive 🙂 Still just tiny bits, not the big picture.

Arid and barren as the land was, the Dutch were looking for gold mines, which are okay with barrenness.

For all we know, the Dutch may have been preparing a large mining expedition when the Britons claimed Australia theirs and insulted Netherlands. The latter’s descendants now say the Dutch were stupid idiots: “strong emotions,” “no claim” &c., such things that jingos are always eager to believe. They never see the absurd contradictions of their thinking, like that story of Dutch leaving because the land was barren, when they were searching for gold.

I have witnessed similar chauvinistic views many times by way of very superior Euro’s/ Brits/Americans toward Australia coming from lack of knowledge. (Ibid.)

I guess the more or less conscious reasoning is: We’re of the same culture, of which we’re the center and you’re the margin…

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In their own eyes and justification, the right of European colonists on American ground is based upon written contracts signed by illiterates.

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USA Today complains about lack of ‘women’ and ‘no lead actors of color’ in movie ‘Dunkirk’ (The Daily Wire)

War films can use women, as we all know. Like The Thin Red Line, where a U.S. soldier receives a letter from his wife telling him she divorces lol

While the guy is on duty for the motherland lol

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Fox

Fox is an alien entity that pressured the U.S. legislator to waiver in its case the 24.9 percent limit of foreign capital ownership in American media: Shady. Murdoch changed his citizenship to U.S. but the parent corporation is still based in Australia because of the tax cuts it’s got there. [Source : Ben H. Bagdikian, The New Media Monopoly, 2004]

Then there is this quote from Donald Trump during the election campaign: “Most people don’t know that the co-owner of Fox News is Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia.

Observe how the U.S. legislator uses the same techniques as marketing: 24.9% ownership limit instead of plain 25%.

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Hitler Store on Gaza strip and stuff they are selling there. Unbelievable.

And this has nothing to do with Israeli policies: they were born Hitler cultists. => The Hitler Gene.

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Winning’s got a price and when the price is a world empire it looks very much like losing. Britain lost a world empire in the war against Germany who had nothing to lose. An empire bled to death by a proletarian nation: bad management.

(My contender here, a British countryman who deleted his tweets a few hours later, said something like all empires peak and decline.)

The iron law is the excuse of bad managers.

(He then said it was difficult to administer a world empire from a ‘small island,’ and he added: ‘too bad you weren’t around.’)

At least I can try my piece of advice: Don’t let your small island shape small minds. Because you’re stuck to it now.

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Do you remember the mad cow disease scandal from UK? The disease is named after Hans Gerhard Creutzfeldt, patron member of the Reich’s SS. Shocking.

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The Conspiracy of the Bots

A conspiracy of the bots is taking place. Their AI allows them to recognize robot’s trash and like it systematically, enslaving our opinions.

Through the reward system in our brain, gazillions of robot’s likes will enslave mankind.

The ‘like’ function on social networks translates a basic pattern of human interactions. But it’s a schematic translation – a caricature. People are robotized when the scheme becomes the normal procedure in their psychology (robots are schemes/caricatures of humans). And this will be the case for social networks users, as the scheme (a ‘like’) is more rewarding than real routine interaction.

When robots’ likes is what makes us happy, we’ll be the robots’ slaves.

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I can’t understand why Western right-wingers always take Israel as a model and never Saudi Arabia. Just look:

Al Jazeera’s clip ‘Thousands of Ethiopians are leaving Saudi Arabia. Here’s why’ (Aug 1, 2017) : ’70,000 Ethiopians have returned home after working illegally in Saudi Arabia. They were given until July 25 to leave or face arrest. They had no legal right in the country. … ‘They don’t even consider us as human beings.’…’

And yet Israel gets all the praise!

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Angelina Jolie defends casting process for [her film] First They Killed My Father [filmed in Cambodia].

Putting money before a slum kid, then withdrawing it, and then the unchosen kids return to their slums. So innocent!

I’m sure some of these kids were beaten to death by their parents for not being taken in.

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My son did a science project on the nuggets [McDonald’s chicken nuggets]… didn’t mold or rot after 4 months.

When you absorb vitamins you get vitaminized, when you absorb preservatives you get preserved. Eat nuggets.

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Having a Facebook account is like going to the disco with one’s mom.

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Moon Landing & Other Space Mysteries

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Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz (in charge 1993-7) denied the Americans ever walked on the Moon.

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“The original recordings of the first landing on the moon 40 years ago were erased and re-used. Yet the restored copies of the original broadcast are looking even better.” (from article ‘Nasa admits to losing moon landing tapes,’ The Vintage News, Dec 12, 2016 here.)

Shameful or… convenient? “NASA admitted in 2006 that no one could find the original video recordings of the July 20, 1969, landing” “they were part of a batch of 200,000 tapes that were degaussed –magnetically erased– and re-used to save money.” (from ‘Moon landing tapes got erased, NASA admits,’ Reuters, July 16, 2009 here.)

Such historical documents! This neglect, regarding unprecedented, historical, groundbreaking events, makes me suspicious. As if it had been the film of a local caucus!… And they had to retrieve copies ‘in the archives of CBS News’!

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Hollow earth (concave earth) quote from August Strindberg: “Att jorden kunde vara konkav, visar sig vid luftsegling, då horisonter följer ballongen, han må stiga aldrig så högt; likaså med hafshorizonten, som alltid är i jämnhöjd med ögat, äfven om man stiger uppåt en höjd å stranden.” (En Blå Bok, 1907) Translation: “That the earth may be concave is shown by balloon flight, as the horizon always follows the balloon no matter how high it goes, and likewise with sea horizon, which remains at eyes’ level even if one steps up a mound on the beach.”

In Strindberg one can also read of contradictions in astronomy’s parallax, refraction/aberration, earth movement & speed… (Blue Books, 1-4)

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Antigravity Dew: “Dewdrops mock gravity as they start sliding from grass top only as they warm, that is, when they become lighter” (Viktor Schauberger. Full original quote : ‘’Zu Millionen stehen die Tautropfen wie Tränen auf den Spitzen der Gräser, die schon durch ihre Stellung aller bisher angenommenen Schwerkraftgesetze spotten, weil sie sich erst dann abwärts zu neigen beginnen, wenn diese Tautropfen warm und dadurch, wie man allgemein annimmt, leichter werden.’’)

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About the election of ‘the first turbaned MP,’ Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, a Sikh, in U.K.:

#NeverForget84 (neverforget84.com): How many British voters know about the issue? 1 percent? 2 percent?

Elected by brainwashed British zombies who know nothing about Sikhs.

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I’m interested in his community because I mirror the world. He’s interested in his community because he’s bound to it. See the difference?

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Any jingo culture is really but a culture in the ethnographic sense.

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We as a whole make our environment, so we make our genes. Light tree bark makes moth’s wings light-colored, dark bark makes them dark.

Any differences in rates of reproduction affect genetic makeup. Differences arise from natural (in my example: predators, which detect dark-colored moths on light-colored bark easily and vice-versa) or sexual selection. Assuming natural selection is largely through with humans (no predators, free from milieu’s pressure), sexual selection remains. I’m not sure in what direction sexual selection works today: the poor or the rich (early Darwinists of Galton’s school, i.e. eugenicists, thought the poor were outbreeding the rich, and to be more precise not as much the working poor as the unemployed poor, while today’s evolutionary psychologists think high-status men outbreed low-status men). But in any case social standards (environment) shape preferences/selection.

Natural selection today would be that if, for example, car accidents are more prevalent for some phenotypes the genes associated with these will decline, all other things being equal. Every factor impacting mortality and fertility differentially and non-randomly.

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Origin of the Opposable Thumb Solved! Everyone likes to be thumbed up, so those hominids who thumbed up others more were more successful.

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With America’s decline, the more whites find the rewards of their toil don’t meet expectations, the more they’ll be dreaming of re-enslaving the blacks.

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Despacito has officially become the most viewed video IN HISTORY and the first to reach 3 BILLION views. (Universal Music CA)

“Heartfelt thanks to our wonderful IT programers for the thousands of clicking bots working night and day. Now we’re famous!”

[Not A but B:

A.They reached 3 billion views because they’re famous.

B.They’re famous because they reached 3 billion views.]

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To Dr Richard Dawkins,

Is it because of spandrels that you dislike churches?

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Blank Slate & Sex Therapy

We’re all s’posed to be afeard of spiders [my controversial presentation of evolutionary psychology] but most spiders aren’t venomous and those that are “are not ancestrally in Africa” (Robert C. Richardson).

So John Watson‘s conditioning was supposed to be ‘primed’ by evolved, adaptive fears… and was not, as far as spiders and even snakes are concerned. I see no reason why that would be different with Watson’s adorably cute rodents.

As to Stanley Rachman’s conditioning sexual arousal in front of boots, no one has dared say what primes that. The only sure thing is that the guy used human guinea pigs.

As far as arousal and erection are concerned, Rachman’s experiments prove that man is a blank slate. Anything will trigger it as engineered.

Behavorial sex therapies are the only working therapies.

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51 million Americans including 14 million children have IQs under 85. It’s a problem. Don’t believe IQ deniers. (Prof. Richard Haier)

The real question is how many jobs need IQs higher than 85.

If average IQ was higher than average IQ requirements, ‘twould be a disaster.

In theory (according to IQ specialists) you’d rather have a Mensa cleanse your crap bowl (he’ll do it better), but he won’t be happy and he’ll let you know.

Besides, you’d cause your society to be suboptimal. [Keep thinking along these lines and I’m sure the IQ maniacs will cool down.]

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Around one million tonnes of interstate waste are dumped in Queensland [Australia] each year. (4Corners)

If Queensland’s a big garbage dump, what are Queenslanders?

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& to cap it all

The Hashtag Games

When Is Speech Violence (After the title of one New York Times article that, if I understood well, was innuendoing – or perhaps declaring categorically – that Trump’s speech was violence)

When an American tries to speak French.

When a ventriloquist has eaten too much of the frijoles beans tacos.

Any speech from a flatulist, especially a politician.

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#friyay‘s for the suckers, I say #thursyay!

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Happy #NationalJunkFoodDay from the National Association of Flatulists.

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What Happened (Title of Hillary Clinton’s Latest Book)

Shortage of cheat sheets.

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#BetterNamesForHillarysBook

An Accident Happened: They Couldn’t Forward the Other Cheat Sheets

Podesta’s Risotto Tastes Like Sh*t

Pizzaed [cf #PizzaGate]

Yes We Pan: The Truth About Pizzas

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#NewTrumpAdminScandal

They drained the swamp… and found U.S. had evaporated.

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#SoonWeWillDiscover that 1/5th of British men are vasectomized and that’s the truth.

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#IfTwitterDidntExist

I would never have known anonymity is for so many people the prerequisite to having fun. What went wrong?

North America is a free country where citizens tweet anonymously on Twitter unless they work in Hollywood (in which case they tweet under their stage name).

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#IfTwitterDidntExist

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#AtMidnightIn5Words GIF worth a thousand words

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#SoonWeWillDiscover what’s behind.

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#SundayMorning #HashtagGame => #HerWrongDaysOfTheMonth

Credits: I made the first GIF from the movie Savage Streets (1984) by Danny Steinmann. The three others show Australian actress Barbara Constable in Lady Terminator (1989) by Indonesian film director Tjut Djalil, a movie also known as Nasty Hunter and Pembalasan ratu pantai selatan (Revenge of the South Sea Queen) and which is included in my paper ‘’L’Imaginaire indonésien dans le cinéma fantastique national’’ for journal Le Banian, n°23, June 2017.

August 2017

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Amazing. Leading into a maze.

Under-stand. See what is under.

Woful = woeful, woe + ful => woman, woeman (wretched man, the wretched one)

In managerial economies like ours, high remuneration tends to accrue to positions held in depersonalizing organizations (cf. The Organization Man by W.H. Whyte). It is therefore surprising that few intelligent people, if the concept of meritocracy is accurate, are facing a motivation obstacle that prevents them from sacrificing personality to remuneration.

The concept of meritocracy ought to be further reviewed. For one thing, it may not be true that a degree is a sure sign of intelligence, insofar as we are now seeing women widely outperforming men in academic achievements while IQ testing does not predict it. All in all, those who take in earnest the Pygmalion effect (the influence of expectations on performance) are implicitly rejecting the concept of meritocracy as they claim school results depend on third parties’ expectations rather than IQ.

Which, by the way, makes John Stuart Mill’s idea of granting plural voting to intelligent people as deduced from education – ‘The distinction in favour of education, right in itself, is further and strongly recommended by its preserving the educated from the class legislation of the uneducated’ (Considerations on Representative Government) – nonsensical. Do the Millists of our days, then, advocate weighting votes according to IQ?

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Veil Down in the West: A Woman’s Convenience

A couple of more quotes from literary documents supporting the thesis of my essay Le Voile en Occident here (en français).

She took those rooms for the pleasure of going there with her veil down, and imagining she was a heroine. She had a passion for secrecy, but she herself was merely a sphinx without a secret. (Oscar Wilde, The Sphinx Without a Secret)

Though it was midsummer Hetta entered the room with her veil down. She adjusted it as she followed Ruby up the stairs, moved by a sudden fear of her rival’s scrutiny. (Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now, 1875)

May I not ask you to lay aside your veil, so that we may look at each other fairly? (Ibid.)

The Veiled Lodger, in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927) by A. Conan Doyle: The lodger keeps her veil down at all times to spare people the sight of her scars.

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‘A machine-like footman.’ (The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes) ‘Tis how a footman ought to be. Anything beyond machine-likeness would be obtrusive.

It is not being misanthropic to prefer being served by machines. Do not let the condition of our present feudal society think of yourselves as misanthropes.

Drop man from service. The habit of dealing with humans for purely monetary-functional transactions erodes our humaneness.

In terms of service Chinese dealers are closest to the perfection of the machine. This is why I patronize their businesses.

Amusement and recreation are necessary to relax from work; they are not leisure, which is an end in itself.

In Thomas More’s Utopia, the workday lasts six hours. But everybody works. Whereas, for Thomas Aquinas, the surplus of work for some (above, say, six hours) allows others to live a contemplative life (vita contemplativa) – in other words, a leisure life (See Sebastian de Grazia, Of Time, Work, and Leisure, 1962). It is this very notion of leisure life that has vanished from Western conscience, which disappearance makes the idea of the slavery of machines for the sake of living a leisure life sound quite… utopian.

Time-starved and as good as dead.

In our society many a man has no place intended to him as a man – only as manpower.

London subway, Dec. 24, 2014. A prerecorded female voice tells you to ‘alight here for the museums.’ But all museums are closed Dec. 24, 25, & 26 each year – you know why.

According to Marshall McLuhan, colonization has detribalized Africa through the introduction of the written medium. According to Cheikh Anta Diop, colonization has retribalized Africa, where great unified empires existed.

Old-fashioned vs mass-fashioned.

The great man’s mistakes are closer to the truth than the little man’s exactitude.

The craving for dignity, in a deterministic world, leads to absurd work ethics – to an unproductive show of make-feel-worthy.

On a plane with x-axis capacity and y-axis wealth I say we shall find a bell-shaped curve, because mediocre individuals are capacious enough to unite against the highly capacious and prevent them from competing. Not allowed to compete! [However, the main problem, as hinted above, is motivation – motivation obstacles. Competition is time-consuming and its rewards unlikely to compensate great minds for the time lost away from enjoying the company of other great minds through books, and their own inner dialogue, thinking, contemplation, leisure.]

According to Kant, it does not take intelligence to know one’s duty, i.e. the moral law, whereas it takes intelligence to thrive in the world, to be worldly wise. Kant thereby disqualifies this kind of self-serving smartness (Klugheit) as in no way being a noble virtue and in no way central in mankind’s calling. As to Schopenhauer, he considers true intelligence as unselfish, as he posits a trade-off between Wille (will) and Vorstellung (‘representation,’ insight). The genius is detached from nature’s pursuits, finding no higher enjoyment than his own insight at representing the world in his mind, that is, in his own genius.

Perverted into compliance.

What best characterizes the present age of information is that it’s not an information age.

There must be something wrong with the so-called ‘extraversion-dominance’ dimension of psychology (one of the Big Five), as the organization man must be both extraverted/other-oriented and dependent/submissive in his life as a hierarchical team worker. Or it shows the dramatic extent of the strain the organization exerts on our nature.

Cities are no less pestilent than villages. Yet in cities one’s relationships are limited to people one cares to see, whereas in villages one is expected to socialize with all other villagers; the pestilence of social life is thus transferred from interpersonal relationships to some holistic crowd effect, in which the injury comes from unknown passers-by.

Most pets are castrated, sterilized by their owners. Remember we are a domesticated species. A self-domesticated species.

Ubiquitous mass media pornography is externalized delectatio morosa.

Assignment: Carry out big-data survey on scholars’ writings in scientific journals compared to their published books in order to assess the extent of publishers and editors’ intervention in the latter.

The specialized scientist’s worldview is unbalanced. As his worldview manifests itself even in his work as a specialist, the specialist’s work itself is unbalanced. The cold objectivity of facts and figures, so much flaunted by the specialists, is imbalance.

The specialist is an unbalanced man. His activity is knowledge as toil. Toil is what unbalances man’s development. Leisure ensures the balanced development of man’s faculties.

Morals has been replaced by priming, but the latter does not escape the objections addressed to the former, as scientists inevitably sneak priming in their writings.

In developing countries the role of the importune beggar is played by the street dealer.

All men are equal’: the legal axiom defies science. It is based on purely moral grounds and at the same time the recognizance of this moral axiom as being the fundation of the civil compact has become, or is becoming, though history, universal. Literally it only means that ‘all men are equal before the law’ but the qualification is immaterial for that the law should treat as equals people who are unequal according to nature is at defiance with nature. Where is the scientific evidence that ‘all men are created equal’? By opposing the civil state to the state of nature, Hobbes stressed the necessary humbling of natural urges before the civil law for the maintenance of civil order and peace, which, in religious terms, compares to the humbling of the natural man before the law of God. As it imposes an absolute restraint on nature, the law may be called moral and any breach of compact is abhorrent to the moral law. The restraint is absolute in the sense that if one is free to contract with others in the way that best suits his own interest, he is not free to violate, in his interest, a contract. The latter is incompatible with civil order. A person caught in the act of breaking his word is not allowed any longer to pursue his interest until a sentence has been served.

If science primes us (psychologically) to indulge in tendencies that are being surmounted by progress, then science becomes an impediment to progress and will be left behind.

When work is through, status via work will be no option anymore.

What is the ultimate cause (vs proximate cause, i.e. sudden rush of air in the lungs or whatever) of human babies being the only species born crying?

Civilization means psychoticism because mass media conditions maladaptive sexuality and the psychotics, according to H. Eysenck, are the least conditionable.

Admission of the naturalistic fallacy (the tendency to grant indicative statements the value of injonctions) implies that our aims are determined outside natural life. Darwinian theory, thus, gives no account of our aims, and Darwinists who warn against the naturalistic fallacy downgrade their own work and pursuit. And those among them who, like R. Thornhill, do the same while insisting on applying the experimental test to all propositions are inconsistent in the bargain.

I have a doubt on Ronald Fisher’s ultimate explanation of equal sex ratios. Fisher’s principle states that, when females are scarce, siring a male will be selected against as more males will not mate, and vice-versa. It is the vice-versa that disturbs me, because males are polygynous. ‘Whichever sex is in excess will have lower reproductive success, in average,’ yes: for two sexes having equal reproductive strategies…

I have a doubt also on some claims about parasites and evolution. Predators do not weed out the genetically slower individuals but those individuals that are made slower by parasites (for instance, susceptibility to predation is increased thirty times for infected fishes, according to one study). Being free from parasite indicates a better immune system, but I should think parasite infestation has a random dimension too: in some cases it depends on where the individual has been (the wrong place at the wrong time), what he has eaten, etc. If randomness is high, how can selection mechanisms, in the predator-prey interaction, generate adaptations?

The world is not within man’s reach – the world in the physical sense: stars and galaxies. Our thriving on a speck of dust lost in infinity cannot conceal its (our thriving’s) indecorum. We must leave room to a one better suited than us to explore and know the world: Der Geist.

Biology will become anecdotal because the most important for Der Geist will be to know Itself. In biology Der Geist will find what It is not, not what It is.

The profound meaning of political freedom is that political ideas do not matter in the least. The program will apply and Der Geist will awaken.

Subsidizing children amounts to a windfall. It is because children are one’s highest stakes in the system that governments subsidize reproductive success while burdening all other forms of success.

Crime novels are read by practical people who have no time and no patience for things remote from their self-interest. Not because these novels are easier to read – they are not – but because practical people always keep in a corner of their minds the more or less conscious idea that one day to kill someone will be necessary to safeguard their interests.

Lucretius’s ‘unalloyed empiricism’ (Milord Matt Ridley): yet the idea that the world is made of two things only, atoms and void, was not empirical but speculative.

In business they’re always talking about having ideas, but the ideas they have in business are of the kind a thinker would be ashamed to have.

How to pronounce the word ‘read’ when reading it is at times impossible to know before the end of the sentence.

It seems that scientific marketing has been so efficient that only those who underwent some religious conditioning (in part inconsistent with mass marketing) are now capable of being critical toward the current state of the society.

When I was young I was feeling a need for religious belief and I would see the scientist who lacked that need as a defective mind, same as I would see a man without sexual needs as unmanly.

I remember very well that when I used to be an avid reader of classic philosophy I couldn’t shift to more recent material without being highly disappointed by their content, I mean by the thinking evidenced in it. No matter how noted the authors were, Ivy League professors and all, they couldn’t rise any high in my estimation.

Love eternal: about the fourth or fifth time it comes in your life you start wondering. Women as transient objects of love eternal.

Google has decided they wanted to help you search things on the Web. So you start typing a name and their engine completes it, with the closest Hollywood star or soccer player, when you’re looking for a biologist… Am I the only one to think this will reinforce herd mentality?

Mexican film La sexorcista (Satánico Pandemonium) (1975) by Gilberto Martínez Solares takes place in a convent during Mexican colonial times (there are still black slaves, some of them escaping from slavery into convents and monasteries, where they are hardly treated better, and there is plague in the country too). Although the title is a bit of a ‘catcher,’ the film, about a nun falling into sin and consequently becoming a serial murderer is subtle and profound. Once one devotes her life to God in the way a Catholic nun does, that is, relinquishing the most demanding urges of nature, the slightest slip can lead one astray and into the deepest regions of despair and madness via a terrifying logic. If she loses in the slightest the firmness of her faith or faith in her firmness, and realizes in what grave she has buried herself alive, she becomes demented – a demon. Yet the apparences can be preserved, including through murder, and the horrible irony of the film is that by accepting to live in utter deception of others the criminal nun is offered the highest honors, the leadership of her community, whereas the confession of her crimes would have brought her into the hands of the Inquisition and to death after atrocious abuses. It is made plain, however, that her reward will corrupt the whole community and beyond: under the guise of devotion and unbeknownst to them, the believers will be paying honor to Satan, into whose sheep they have been turned.

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‘Israel does not suffer from rape’

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About the fantastic claim that Israel does not suffer from rape (made by Tobias Langdon, in his essay Fake Jews: Deceit and Double-Think in Britain’s Hostile Elite, UNZ Review online, May 16, 2017)

According to Tobias Langdon, as an ethnostate Israel’s blessings include Israeli women’s being spared from rape.

According to A Natural History of Rape (2000) by Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer, rape is at least two different things, 1/rape by a sexual predator (his victims being unknown to him), 2/rape by a relative (including incest on children) or by a known person, that is date rape; and the second category is the commonest by far – very far. Yet rape by migrants is of the sexual-predator category.

(I also believe that the first category has always been more reported than the second one, and if it is found that a statistical increase in rape is due in part to more victims reporting, we will also find that this reporting concerns in large part family or date rapes.)

Rape, being a sensitive issue, comes handy for propaganda. Shock value of violent murders and rapes can cloud the reasoning and then one would swallow anything unsupported by statistics. And I don’t find statistics as much as shock-value cases in anti-migrant internet literature.

As to the fantastic claim that ‘ethnostate’ Israel ‘doesn’t suffer from this crime’ (rape) as she does not allow third-world immigration, it is preposterous, on three counts:

1/The claim assumes that family and date rape does not exist in Israel.

2/That there is no third-world immigration in Israel is not true, as Black Ethiopians and other third-world nationalities have immigrated to and settled in Israel.

To be sure, the numbers of Black people and third-world immigration in Israel may be considered negligible. But as Langdon notes, there are 20 percent non-Jewish Arabs with Israeli (however second-class) citizenship: hardly an ethnostate! Israel is not as ‘sane’ as Langdon likes to, perhaps craves to believe.

3/& finally rape rates in Israel are said to be rather high. [There are problems with international rape statistics, however. For instance, in the article here (wonderslist) about ‘Top 10 Countries With Maximum Rape Crime,’ I can see no reason why Canada has 14 times (!) more sex assaults than similar country USA. Canada: 460,000 assaults each year for a population of 36M =1277 per lakh; USA: 293,000 assaults/year for a pop. of 323M =90.7 per lakh…]

Tobias Langdon is one case of delusional thinking about Israel, combined with an ingrained repulsion toward colored people – that same repulsion that led one of my Twitter contenders to make, in the heat of an exchange, the fantastically preposterous claim that all rapists in Israel are Blacks (see Tweet Anthology 2 here).

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Nor was ever the U.S. an ethnostate, as the economy of the South was based on slavery (on the paper, however, it could be said it was, yes, as slaves were not citizens). Neither slavery America nor apartheid Israel are ethnostates. Both are exploitative caste states.

Of course, that ruthless exploitation could be a political aim is not considered proper today, except perhaps to the most unabashed supremacists. For all others, an unarticulated desire to enslave a whole class of people in order to make one’s own life easier would translate as a perceived need, an actual anxiety to defend one’s civilization – where there’s nothing to defend but a heritage of exploitation and misery for the greater number.

It is because of the earnest possibility of such a collective desire for enslavement and exploitation that academia tends to reject IQ studies, as inferior IQs would be deemed a sufficient reason to enslave, say, the Blacks, however shocking this is to our moral sense. Liberals are often snubbed as moralists, but morality is no more to be dismissed from the fabric of man than are man’s lower instincts.

If there exist statistics that demonstrate high rate crimes of Black and other people of color, then I’d like to see them. What some are wont of doing on the internet is tweeting shocking cases of rape and murder, say once every week or two, when heinous crimes happen in the U.S. alone at the rate of dozens a day. So as these highly motivated militants can’t bring more than such numbers of cases to my attention, then I say to myself, wait, I am deeply nauseated by these Black on White crimes, but what about the figures now? Again, if there are figures…

The figure I know is Black inmates in American prisons. There’s no reason to suppose, like many liberals, that this high percentage is per se a proof of racism in American society rather than, say, the criminal nature of the Black man, as the opponents of those liberals would have it. Once this is being said, I have heard that the greater part of these inmates have been sentenced for drugs and I think that changes everything, because even if that might prove one of the Black man’s natural tendencies, I wouldn’t exclude that Blacks are being targeted on purpose by pushers having all the means of scientific marketing at their disposal, especially knowing that they are working in prison, that is, are just like the slaves of old and just like the Black peons of the Jim Crow regime (where they were not allowed to diversify their crops, to take just one instance). This is a pattern.

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Singled Out

Some thoughts after reading Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After (2006) by Bella DePaulo, PhD.

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For a ultimate cause of ‘matrimania’ (marriage mania), I’d be tempted to look into evolutionary psychology. Bella DePaulo uses a meaningful phrase: ‘intensive coupling,’ or ‘intensive nuclearity,’ and I think it is key to understanding matrimania. Intensive coupling is the current form of mate guarding. Women’s emancipation has made it necessary that both partners couple more intensely than ever in the past, when the relative social isolation of the woman would guarantee some stability to the couple, as mate poaching would be obstructed by women’s reclusion and minority status.

The corollary of intensive coupling is the emotional value attached to coupling, which, as DePaulo observes, has not always been so exclusive in the past. Another corollary is the delusions she describes under the word ‘singlism.’

What she says about the fifties in America (‘Consider … the Americans who were newly wedded in 1956. No Americans on record married at a younger age than they did, before or since. Half the 1956 grooms had not yet reached the age of 22.5, and half the brides were 20 or younger’) also triggered various reminiscences. I see the American fifties as an era of profound change marked by ‘hidden persuaders’ (Vance Packard), ‘affluence,’ ‘reversed sequence’ and the rise of the ‘technostructure’ (Galbraith), ‘managerialism’ (Burnham), and I am led to hypothesize the intervention of  technocratic power (more efficient than that of churches!) in normalizing marriage in the American society. There may have been two incentives in that direction for these technocratic ‘persuaders.’ One is social control, as by and large single males would be seen as sexual predators and single females as feebly-inhibited nomads (from eugenicist Charles Davenport – and my understanding is that eugenics was still okay at the time). The other is consumption at the levels required by the newly achieved affluence. DePaulo stresses the response already made to Japanese scholar Masahiro Yamada’s contention that ‘single parasites’ consume less, yet I am not quite convinced that singles consume as much as couples; data should not be too hard to find on that score.

Yamada’s indictment of singles based on their consumption patterns or consumption levels is revealing of a tendency of capitalist societies toward ‘democratorship’ (from German Demokratur: Demokratie-Diktatur).

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Evolutionary psychology postulates that we are replication machines for our genes (Dawkins): the goal of life is reproduction. EP scholars insist that the phrase ‘struggle for life’ is actually a misnomer, since survival is in fact at the service of reproduction. The phrase ‘reproductive success’ is key to their understanding of social relations. Now, as DePaulo says, some singles have children (and more and more people with children are singles); but this is still a way to maximize/optimize one’s reproductive success, if one’s partner turns out to be abusive, violent &c. She underlines that many singles and their children are better off single than in pair. But then they are in a typical EP pattern, whereas childless singles are not, and are rather, in that view, well, if the former are successes, then the latter are – the contrary of successes (and unhappy).

One EP scholar (Kanazawa) has come with an ‘intelligence paradox,’ trying to explain why intelligent people tend to commit ‘the greatest crime against nature’ (in his own words), namely voluntarily not to reproduce. Having read his book, in fact I can say this doesn’t even describe intelligent men by and large, only (or more likely) intelligent women. Still, in one other book (Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters, 2007, Kanazawa & Miller), he points to a productivity peak for scholars happening later in life in the case of singles than in the case of marrieds. He sees it as a confirmation of the EP view that once you reproduce you’ve done what you were called for in this life (by your genes) and you now concentrate on giving your children the opportunities to reproduce in the best conditions in their turn.

For a more thorough discussion of Kanazawa’s intelligence paradox, see here.

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With Singled Out, Bella DePaulo almost made me think good of Oprah Winfrey (I can’t say I know Oprah Winfrey well, it’s just I have no warm notions of TV personalities generally speaking). But I have just been reading she is involved with a cult called A Course in Miracles (a course allegedly dictated by Jesus to a female medium, starting in 1965) and has put her large notoriety at its service. No doubt this has contributed mightily to the cult’s affairs.

In Order by Accident (2000), Miller & Kanazawa claim that, faced with unemployment, women evidence a tendency to join cults. I am pretty sure that cult membership also counts singles in larger proportions.

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DePaulo sends a pique to those Americans who see themselves as adventurous and yet dare not go alone at the restaurant. Well observed!

In my experience, in restaurants that ambition to be fashionable, service to singles is extremely poor and as customers abandon themselves to the goodwill of the waiters the experience can be quite unpleasant. It’s as if these restaurants have an anti-single policy that they implement through bad service. They do their best to spare their ‘normal,’ or ideal, paired customers the inconvenience of being seated near a single – looser by definition in the dictionary of singlism.

Alternately, it may be no policy from the management but come from the staff themselves. As union is strength, waiters might hesitate to be inconsiderate and mean to pairs, while it’s fair game with singles, and they release it! If the waiter intends to be mean with a pair, Madame will insult him in soft voice while talking to Monsieur and making sure the waiter hears and his pride is hurt, while the single remains silent, doesn’t even whisper, because then they’re looked upon as having bats in the belfry.

Try the burger parlor.

July 2017

Pensées XLIII

Si je peux compter jusqu’à l’infini, quelle est la place d’un Dieu fini ?

Dans la guerre des sexes, j’ai parfois le sentiment d’être seul contre tous.

Le temps qui ferme nos blessures nous rapproche de la mort. Le temps qui nous rapproche de la mort ferme nos blessures.

La certitude de la mort console les malheureux et assombrit les gens heureux, si bien que les premiers ne sont jamais tout à fait malheureux ni les premiers tout à fait heureux.

Diderot, dans ses Pensées philosophiques, est intervenu dans la controverse sur le destin des enfants mort-nés en recommandant ironiquement aux parents de tuer leurs enfants pour leur éviter la damnation. Cet argument porté contre la religion chrétienne peut aussi être un argument en faveur de Grégoire de Rimini, général des augustins, surnommé tortor infantum (le bourreau des enfants) pour sa doctrine selon laquelle les enfants morts non baptisés sont damnés à cause du péché originel (d’après Leibniz, dans les Essais de théodicée).

Diderot disait regretter d’avoir écrit « ce livre abominable », Les Bijoux indiscrets. C’est pourtant le livre qui lui valut la protection de Mme de Pompadour.

« Ce que nous connaissons de l’univers n’est presque rien », dit Leibniz, qui croit à l’existence de planètes habitées, dont certaines par des êtres plus parfaits que nous. Pourquoi la Parole divine n’en dit-elle rien ? (Au moins dans son sens littéral : ces autres planètes sont-elles évoquées par les Écritures de manière ésotérique ?)

Conciliation du déterminisme absolu et de la morale pratique chez Leibniz – et de même chez Schopenhauer. Les actes contraires à la loi et aux mœurs sont peut-être excusables dans la mesure où la personne n’étant pas libre elle n’est pas responsable, mais ils doivent être « punis », de la même manière qu’on enferme les fous jugés irresponsables et dangereux. La justice est un instrument de sélection : elle épure le corps social des individus qui ne peuvent se conformer à ses normes, et ce dans l’intérêt supérieur de sa propre harmonie et de l’intérêt collectif. L’individu a intérêt à se conformer aux attentes sociales et si le déterminisme par lequel il est régi ne lui permet pas d’entendre son intérêt ou de le suivre car d’autres instincts plus forts le poussent en sens contraire, il doit être retranché du corps social. Ses actes ne sont pas à considérer au point de vue de la responsabilité mais à celui du déterminisme dont ils témoignent, et les violations de la loi sont autant d’indices d’une nature antisociale. La justice, comme pour Hobbes, n’a qu’une valeur dissuasive, « médicinale » dans la terminologie de Leibniz. (Essais de théodicée) – Cette théorie pénale est « fixiste » ou conservatrice.

Selon le traité Malleus Maleficarum, les Inquisiteurs sont protégés de la sorcellerie et l’arrestation d’un sorcier sur ordre de l’Inquisition a pour effet de dissiper tous ses sortilèges. De même, le sorcier prisonnier de l’Inquisition ne peut s’évader par magie.

Dans Les Châtiments de Victor Hugo, les oiseaux ne peuvent plus voler dans le ciel au-dessus de la France à cause de Napoléon III : « Les Oiseaux : Il a retiré l’air des cieux et nous fuyons. »

Tous ceux qui passent en France, à partir du dix-neuvième siècle, pour des écrivains catholiques de premier plan (ou presque) étaient des convertis : Huysmans, Léon Bloy, Paul Claudel, Jacques Maritain, Francis Jammes, Charles Péguy, Henri Ghéon, Pierre Jean Jouve, Gabriel Marcel, Julien Green (issu du protestantisme), Ernest Psichari… La seule exception que je connaisse est Bernanos.

J’exigerais des femmes ambitieuses qu’elles sussent plus que les autres. (Dans la langue de La Bruyère, l’imparfait du subjonctif est le temps correct pour l’accord avec le présent du conditionnel : « J’exigerais de ceux qui vont contre le train commun et les grandes règles qu’ils sussent plus que les autres, et qu’ils eussent des raisons claires et de ces arguments qui emportent conviction. »)

Le propre de la femme de qualité, c’est qu’elle ne faisait rien, ni dehors ni chez elle. Les auteurs de ces époques nous disent que la politesse s’acquérait à leur commerce. Nos manières se sont épaissies.

L’agent secret, de Rudyard Kipling à James Bond. Dans Kim de Kipling, la fascination bien anglaise pour l’espionnage (Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham, Ian Fleming…), le déguisement (c’est également le cas de Sherlock Holmes), les mots de passe secrets, les signes cabalistiques, c’est du maçonnisme appliqué, et ce n’est pas très noble.

Dans Kim, Kipling, « le chantre de l’Anglo-Saxon » d’après Jack London, n’hésitait pas à flatter l’indigène, à cause de la menace des autres Blancs sur les colonies anglaises. Il fallait convaincre les races soumises que la domination anglaise était préférable à celle des autres nations européennes. Cela donne une œuvre assez hypocrite et puérile, à tendance humanitariste, et manichéenne à l’encontre non des races de couleur mais de tous les Blancs non anglais.

Le mari trompé, dans Thérèse Raquin, est un « égoïste satisfait ». Je ne connais pas de roman d’adultère bourgeois qui ne charge le portrait du cocu. Pourtant, la reine Guenièvre trompait déjà un homme aussi excellent que le roi Arthur.

Si, comme Barrès l’a prétendu, il y a de la « basse pornographie » dans Zola, les Hussards disciples de Barrès ont largement dépassé celui-là dans le genre, rendant rétrospectivement vaines et creuses les critiques de leur maître contre Zola.

Dans Rome, Zola écrit que l’entrée des républicains dans les États pontificaux y a mis fin au règne des femmes car les prélats, « vieux garçons », étaient sous la coupe de leurs vieilles servantes. Les républicains n’étaient-ils pas sous la coupe de leurs femmes ? La femme mariée aurait moins d’influence sur son mari qu’une servante sur un célibataire ?

La Débâcle est un démenti de La Terre. D’un côté, les parasites sanguinaires ; de l’autre, le travail sain de la terre, la vie saine du travail aux champs (dans la personne de Jean) – La Débâcle que Zola, dans le très conservateur journal Le Gaulois (du juif Meyer), appelle « une œuvre de patriote… maintenant la nécessité de la revanche ».

Nombreux sont ceux qui disent chercher la vérité, auxquels il semble qu’elle parle comme Dieu à saint Augustin : « Tu ne me chercherais pas si tu ne m’avais déjà trouvée. »

Ne me dites pas que je n’ai pas de diplôme ou je répondrai que vous valez ceux qui vous ont donné les vôtres.

Aux jeux olympiques de l’Antiquité, la discipline des athlètes comportait l’abstinence sexuelle. Demandant ce qu’ils en pensaient à des amis médecins, je ne pus obtenir d’eux la moindre réponse. C’est comme si la médecine n’avait aujourd’hui rien à dire au sujet de la sexualité : seuls les « sexologues », branche de la psychologie, et les psychanalystes, qui ne connaissent les uns et les autres rien à la physiologie, parlent de sexe.

Herméneutique open data. La connaissance est le traitement quantitatif de l’ensemble des œuvres de la pensée. Toute pensée est un intrant culturel au sens ethnologique ; c’est le traitement statistique qui s’exerce sur elle qui fait sens. (Ne le dites pas aux intellectuels.)

Dans La Force des choses (Folio, vol. I, p. 36), Simone de Beauvoir ne veut pas que son nom soit accolé à celui d’anciens « collabos », elle ne veut « plus entendre leur voix ». P. 35, elle parle de Jouhandeau après-guerre comme si de rien n’était.

Simone de Beauvoir écrit au sujet du procès de Brasillach (ibid., p. 37) : « Quand la sentence tomba, il ne broncha pas. » Quid de la fameuse phrase : « C’est un honneur ! »

J’ai appelé Sartre un « casseur de pédés » (voir JPS : ). Dans La Force des choses (Folio, vol. II), Simone de Beauvoir nous parle de « misogynie pédérastique » (p. 192), de « sadisme pédérastique » à l’encontre des femmes (p. 204), et voir aussi la p. 196. Elle n’oublie pas non plus de souligner sa « conscience chrétienne, démocratique, humaniste » (p. 125). À part ça, le Flore a toujours la cote.

Pour Simone de Beauvoir, en 1949, il ne pouvait être question, avec Nelson Algren, d’aller dans l’Espagne de Franco. En 1959, elle voyage avec Nelson Algren dans l’Espagne de Franco (ibid., pp. 293-4).

Pp. 405-6 (ibid.), Simone de Beauvoir est « stupéfiée » par la « futilité » des « politiciens de carrière », qu’elle découvre à cinquante ans passés (qui plus est en Belgique) ; c’est là que j’ai compris qu’il était plus facile d’avoir une belle « conscience démocratique » dans un monde sans politiciens.

Il est assez ironique que Simone de Beauvoir tire son pessimisme à l’endroit des États-Unis, à cause de leur extéro-conditionnement croissant, d’un livre, La Foule solitaire (The Lonely Crowd), qui est une satire de l’intéro-conditionnement, caractéristique du « barnacled moralizer » et dont les derniers représentants en Amérique sont les fermiers. Dans sa préface à l’édition de 1960, David Riesman exprime d’ailleurs sa surprise que le public ait dans l’ensemble réagi comme Simone de Beauvoir (qu’il ne nomme pas : La Force des choses est postérieur, et Simone de Beauvoir ne semble pas avoir lu la mise au point de 1960), en idéalisant l’intéro-conditionnement.

Dans La Société de consommation, Jean Baudrillard pompe allègrement La Foule solitaire beaucoup citer l’ouvrage, et quand il le cite c’est surtout pour rapporter une expression (« objectless craving ») ou se porter en faux contre lui (contre le « standard package »). Or le parallèle entre le passage de la population rurale au productivisme urbain et le passage au consumérisme, le « must have fun », la « consommation-socialisation », tout cela est décrit dans le principe même de l’extéro-conditionnement (other-orientedness). Par ailleurs, Baudrillard écrit que Riesman « parle, à propos de la jeunesse américaine, d’un style Kwakiutl et d’un style Pueblo », alors que Riesman écrit en réalité que le caractère extéro-conditionné des jeunes Américains de la classe moyenne (en voie de massification) est Pueblo et que la société américaine dans son ensemble devient Pueblo alors que les jeunes la voient encore Kwakiutl. Baudrillard va jusqu’à citer le même passage de John Stuart Mill qui est dans La Foule solitaire. Mais à partir d’un constat qui est, au fond, celui de Riesman, Baudrillard déplore une perte de « personnalisation » des relations sociales, alors que Riesman en appelle à une re-dépersonnalisation de ces relations en raison de la charge émotionnelle trop lourde que cette personnalisation représente, par exemple dans le contexte fonctionnel du travail au bureau. – Guy Debord a également pompé La Foule solitaire (La Société du spectacle : « De l’automobile à la télévision, tous les biens sélectionnés par le système spectaculaire sont aussi ses armes pour le renforcement constant des conditions d’isolement des ‘foules solitaires’ »), avec la même erreur d’interprétation.

Selon Freud, la dépense psychique occasionnée par la maladie et par la lutte contre ses symptômes et compulsions conduit à une paralysie face aux tâches importantes de la vie. Or on trouve dans La Foule solitaire de Riesman et al. que le conformisme exerce, dans une société extéro-conditionnée, un effet de stimulation et d’accumulation psychiques, tandis que le non-conformisme a au contraire le même effet que la maladie mentale telle que décrite par Freud. La minorité idéologique subit un appauvrissement psychique qui la caractérise réellement comme malade.

« Liberté en situation » de l’existentialisme. La liberté se détermine en fonction de la situation. Si la situation change, la liberté se détermine autrement. Or Sartre écrit que l’on peut créer une situation, la société sans classes, qui verrait disparaître l’antisémitisme (Réflexions sur la question juive). Si je peux prédire, à partir de l’avènement d’une société sans classes, la fin de l’antisémitisme, c’est-à-dire si X alors Y, je nie la liberté. En effet, si je sais comment la liberté se déterminera face à telle situation, c’est que je sais comment elle doit se déterminer ; je le sais d’après une loi déterministe.

J’ai échoué à entrer en classe prépa littéraire car il n’y avait pas encore le baccalauréat littéraire qu’on a créé par la suite (et j’ai eu 5 sur 20 à l’épreuve de maths) et j’ai raté les concours administratifs à cause de l’épreuve de culture générale qu’il est aujourd’hui question de supprimer. C’est ce qui s’appelle être en avance sur son temps.

Dans l’administration française, on passe des épreuves de « culture générale » pour pouvoir ensuite rédiger des appels d’offre de marchés publics et des bordereaux de sécurité sociale. Et ce n’est pas une insulte à la culture ? – Épreuve de culture générale : être quitte avec la culture.

En fait de philosophes, des spécialistes en humanités (avec un « s »).

Il pourrait aussi y avoir une façon de voir les choses que je soumets à l’appréciation de votre radicalité : si c’est dans les journaux, c’est que ça ne vaut rien. Seulement votre radicalité a besoin des journaux pour exister.

Le « sois toi-même » de toute la pensée « émancipatrice » et publicitaire est une « injonction paradoxale » au sens de double bind schizogène.

Avoir des amis est-il compatible avec la liberté de penser ?

« N’écrivez pas des poèmes d’amour, écrivez sur votre quotidien. » (Rilke, Lettres à un jeune poète) J’ai écrit des poèmes d’amour car c’était mon quotidien !

Pour admirer sincèrement un homme politique, il faut n’admirer aucun poète, aucun écrivain, aucun philosophe.

Le raisonnement selon lequel la monogamie permet à davantage d’hommes de s’unir à une femme ignore complètement l’existence de la prostitution, c’est-à-dire de toute une classe de femmes exploitées et non mariées (peu d’hommes acceptent de se marier avec des prostituées), largement inconnue dans les pays de droit polygamique. À l’époque où Schopenhauer écrivait ses Parerga und Paralipomena, on comptait 80 000 prostituées à Londres, autant de « victimes sacrifiées sur l’autel de la monogamie » (Menschenopfer auf dem Altare der Monogamie).

« L’onction du suffrage universelle » est mystique et fétichiste. De même que la médiocrité de l’homme est couverte par la dignité de prêtre, l’homme qu’est l’élu républicain devient tabou en même temps que prophétique, du moins parmi les fonctionnaires, chez qui l’adhésion à cette mystique est requise.

Toute bibliographie sur Kant a ses nationaux-socialistes : Alfred Bäumler, Gottfried Martin, Martin Heidegger (le moins connu d’entre eux)…

La philosophie n’est pas devenue difficile à partir de Kant : voir la citation ironique par Hobbes du scolastique Suarez, dans son Léviathan. C’est seulement que ce qu’on appelait philosophie, dans les universités, avant lui, tout le fatras scolastique indéchiffrable, et « impuissant » (Balzac), de Suarez et autres, a sombré, tandis que le fatras que l’on appelle encore philosophie après Kant, chez Fichte, Hegel, Husserl…, n’a pas encore eu le temps de sombrer.

L’univers du Big Bang s’étend dans le vide ; l’univers en expansion de Kant s’étend dans un chaos de particules qui en viennent à se soumettre aux forces de l’univers (Dissertation de 1770).

Du commentateur et traducteur de Kant, Alexis Philonenko : Kant « ne part pas toujours de définitions exactement déterminées, et il use de concepts sans toujours observer une grande rigueur. » En guise de reproche, alors que Kant explique qu’il n’est pas approprié de partir de définitions en philosophie, contrairement à la pratique des mathématiques ! Il n’y a pas, en dehors des mathématiques, science intuitive pure, de définition possible des concepts (empiriques comme a priori), seulement une exposition ou explicitation. (Kritik der reinen Vernunft, Reclam 2013, pp. 745-6)

Les fréquences infrarouges et ultraviolettes ont pu être mesurées et sont donc indirectement perçues et attestées comme réelles dans notre expérience. En revanche, les dimensions « surnuméraires » de l’espace sont une construction, non une construction dans l’intuition pure comme les objets de la géométrie mais une construction dans l’entendement pur, au risque qu’elles ne soient qu’un jeu de l’esprit. Le champ de notre sensibilité peut être élargi par la technologie : nous percevons des objets de plus en plus petits, de plus en plus lointains, un spectre de fréquences de plus en plus large mais, ce principe de la technologie étant posé, demeure l’impossibilité d’une appréhension, hors de l’entendement pur, de dimensions surnuméraires de l’espace, du fait que l’espace n’est pas une matière mais la forme même de notre expérience sensible.

Un « espace vectoriel à n dimensions » ne décrit pas l’espace objectal (forme de l’intuition sensible) mais une représentation des dimensions d’un problème.

Pour décrire l’espace, on peut toujours poser n à la place de 3 (dimensions) et voir ce qui en résulte logiquement (en recourant aux opérateurs logiques), mais de ce que les opérations logiques ou formelles soient possibles pour toute valeur arbitrairement choisie il ne résulte pas qu’il soit permis pour toute valeur de tirer des conclusions sur l’étant.

Les mathématiciens retombent en enfance, sauf qu’au lieu de jouer avec des cubes, ils jouent avec des hypercubes.

Le concept d’un triangle est sa pure et simple définition, et les énoncés qui exposent celle-ci sont analytiques ; synthétiques a priori sont les énoncés qui exposent les propriétés du triangle. Les concepts de l’entendement ne sont pas une connaissance synthétique a priori ; il faut, pour une connaissance synthétique a priori, le recours à l’intuition (Anschauung) et à ses formes, l’espace et le temps. C’est parce que l’espace est une forme a priori de notre intuition que la géométrie possède des axiomes apodictiques. – Ce ne serait pas possible si l’espace était une condition objective de l’existence des choses en soi. (Quod est demonstrandum)

La dimension duale « quantitative-visuospatiale » des tests d’intelligence est conforme à la conception kantienne des mathématiques comme science intuitive pure.

Qu’au moins une autre planète soit habitée est plus qu’une opinion (Meinen) : une forte conviction (starkes Glauben). (Kritik der reinen Vernunft)

L’état de nature de Rousseau est la réplique qu’appelait le chapitre XIII du Léviathan. Je veux dire par là que c’en est tantôt la copie et tantôt le contrepied. Son état de nature, Rousseau l’a trouvé dans Hobbes, mais il en a retiré les passions pour les faire naître avec la propriété, c’est-à-dire avec la fin de l’état de nature.

De même, Spinoza est un imitateur de Hobbes. Diderot écrit : « Son dieu [à Hobbes] diffère peu de celui de Spinoza. » (Article Hobbisme de L’Encyclopédie) Il faudrait plutôt dire, par respect de la chronologie, que le dieu de Spinoza diffère peu de celui de Hobbes.

Tous les droits de l’homme sont contenus dans l’habeas corpus.

Rousseau ne veut pas que son Émile devienne forgeron ; il le veut menuisier. Il y a des métiers impurs, réservés aux intouchables.

L’homme à l’état de nature, solitaire, rousseauiste, ne peut même pas cueillir le moindre fruit car les bandes de singes lui interdisent d’approcher des arbres, qui sont leur propriété. Il se fait chasser dans les déserts, où il meurt de soif et de faim. («cuando los cristianos van por la tierra adentro a entrar o hacer guerra a alguna provincia, y pasan por algún bosque donde haya de unos gatos [‘gatos monillos’=monos aulladores] grandes y negros que hay en Tierra Firme, no hacen sino romper troncos y ramas de los árboles y arrojar sobre los cristianos, por los descalabrar; y les conviene cubrirse bien con las rodelas y ir muy sobre aviso para que no reciban daño y les hieran algunos compañeros.» Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo, Sumario de la historia natural de las Indias, 1526)

Selon Galbraith (Le Nouvel État industriel), un principe de la technostructure est la « décision par le groupe ». Corollairement, le diplôme, gage de connaissances spécialisées et surtout de normalisation, supplante l’expérience. Il se pourrait que les deux soient liés, que le mode de décision par le groupe au sein des organisations implique pour bien fonctionner un formatage des individus qui y participent, formatage dont la meilleure garantie serait le diplôme, bien plus que l’ancienneté, laquelle ne compenserait qu’imparfaitement une normalisation initiale insuffisante.

Tous les grands penseurs ont souligné la nécessité du loisir pour penser. Or la « société de loisir » est celle du loisir pour le loisir, c’est-à-dire de la compensation pour un travail absorbant toute l’énergie humaine, du loisir comme temps de vie qui ne peut, pas plus que le travail, être consacré à la pensée.

Quand j’avais douze ou treize ans, le mot « blasé » revenait souvent dans les conversations de mon groupe d’âge, où il ne pouvait tout simplement pas s’appliquer. Petits singes.

Dans les mauvais romans didactiques, c’est toujours une femme qui joue le rôle de Candide, comme si la femme était un éternel sauvage au milieu de la civilisation.

Grincements de dents. Le martyr de l’homme d’esprit en société : il attire l’attention des dames et suscite ainsi la haine de leurs cavaliers. Le martyr du penseur est pire encore : il suscite la haine des dames, donc aussi de leurs cavaliers.

Les sophistes, comme les psychanalystes, se faisaient payer.

Les femmes travaillent pour que les hommes puissent les quitter sans remords.

Ceux qui entrent dans les grandes écoles, écoles d’élite, et pour qui dès lors « toutes les portes sont ouvertes », savent qu’ils ont une vie de robot devant eux à moins qu’ils ne se lancent à leur tour en politique, auquel cas ce sera une vie de robot tempérée de bassesse. C’est pourquoi, tant qu’ils ne font pas de politique, personne ne les envie, aussi enviables que soient leurs conditions matérielles d’existence, car il n’y a pas de raison d’envier des machines. Ceux que l’on envie, ce sont les individus vulgaires qu’animent de basses passions.

Les grandes écoles emprisonnent dans un esprit de corps.

Liste des philosophes et penseurs grecs initiés en Égypte, d’après Cheikh Anta Diop : Thalès, Pythagore (passa vingt ans en Égypte, selon Jamblique), Démocrite, Platon (passa treize années en Égypte, d’après Strabon), Eudoxe de Cnide, Orphée de Musaeus, Dédale, Homère, Lycurgue de Sparte, Solon d’Athènes. (Antériorité des civilisations nègres)

Selon Cheikh Anta Diop, il existe en Afrique une polygamie non patriarcale.

Les séries causales indépendantes rendent a priori impossible une prédiction exacte des événements à venir, mais s’il y a eu une cause première il n’existe pas de séries causales indépendantes.

Mes études en province (trois ans) m’ont permis de comprendre que la France tout entière est une « province ». Il n’y a plus que les médias français pour ne pas le voir. – L’intérêt de l’étranger pour la France est purement ethnographique.

Le hadith sur le petit djihad et le grand djihad, que des commentateurs occidentaux bien intentionnés citent volontiers pour émousser la rhétorique islamophobe, n’est, selon les critères islamiques, pas recevable (« baseless »). (Shaykh Muhammad ibn Rabi’ al-Madkhali, professeur à l’Université islamique de Médine, The Reality of Sufism: ‘’Likewise they have removed the spirit of jihad, which is to fight in the way of Allah, with what they claim to be the greater jihad, i.e. striving against one’s own soul. Whereas this is a baseless hadith and has provided the opportunity in the previous two centuries for colonialist powers to occupy most of the Muslim lands.’’ [p.14])

Le postulat de la phrénologie (Gall, Spurzheim) est confirmé si l’on peut répondre par l’affirmative aux deux questions suivantes. 1/ Une bosse crânienne est-elle due à la pression du cortex cérébral sur le crâne ? (Intuitivement, je pense que oui.) 2/ La localisation fonctionnelle étant admise (LeDoux, 1998), existe-t-il une corrélation positive entre le volume de telle partie du cerveau et sa capacité fonctionnelle ? (Intuitivement, je pense que oui.)

Dans Walden Two de Skinner, l’intellectuel Frazier crée une communauté utopique en expliquant que les intellectuels sont sensibles au ressentiment des classes laborieuses. Ce ne sont pas les envieux qui créent des utopies, mais les enviés, qui souffrent de l’envie des envieux. – Peut-être l’envieux pense-t-il quant à lui qu’il serait envieux sous n’importe quel régime.

Marshall McLuhan : Le clownesque est la destinée de la personnalité totale dans le monde des mutilations linéaires.

Kant et Hegel partagent un même fétichisme de la Révolution française alors que l’événement fondateur est la Révolution américaine. La Constitution fédérale américaine est rédigée en 1787 et, soumise à la ratification des États, devient effective après la ratification du neuvième État sur treize, en juin 1788. Le Bill of Rights (les dix premiers amendements de la Constitution) est ratifié par le premier État en novembre 1789 ; la Déclaration des droits de l’homme et du citoyen, en France, datant d’août 1789, elle est donc antérieure. Cependant, il existait des Bills of Rights dans les Constitutions de plusieurs États avant la Constitution fédérale : Pennsylvanie, Caroline du Nord, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maryland. En outre, l’auteur collectif des Federalist Papers (1787-88) énumère les dispositions de la Constitution fédérale qui rendent en réalité superflu un Bill of Rights (The Federalist, 84). Par conséquent, les événements déterminants de l’une et l’autre Révolutions sont, d’une part, l’adoption de la Constitution fédérale en Amérique et, d’autre part, la proclamation de la Déclaration des droits de l’homme en France, celle-là précédant celle-ci.

Le film Le Prêteur sur gages (The Pawnbroker) de Sidney Lumet (1964) a été, avec sa paire de seins nus, la première entorse au Code Hays définissant des lignes de conduite pour le respect de la décence et de la moralité par l’industrie cinématographique. L’entorse fut justifiée par un impératif pédagogique à montrer les atrocités des camps de concentration nazis (en l’occurrence, des femmes juives violées ou prostituées par les gardiens des camps). Elle devait rester une exception mais les entorses se sont ensuite multipliées, jusqu’à la suppression du Code en 1968. Plus tard, La Liste de Schindler de Steven Spielberg (1993) s’est également servi de la Shoah, pour vendre alcool et cigarettes dans un contexte où la publicité pour ces produits est de plus en plus contrôlée et restreinte : le héros du film est dans quasiment toutes les scènes en train de fumer et/ou de boire de l’alcool.

Surveiller et Punir, de Michel Foucault : une analyse minutieuse d’archives, puis, sans transition, les assertions les plus échevelées sur les délinquants produits par le système pour servir de vivier d’hommes de main occultes aux politiciens, sur le fondement d’aucune preuve documentaire.

Les riches puent. Les pauvres crânent.

Une personne sur cinq reste sans enfant (un ratio qui serait demeuré plus ou moins stable au cours des siècles, si le nombre d’enfants par femme a quant à lui varié). Pour que la population ne diminue pas, 80 personnes, soit 40 couples doivent faire 100 enfants, donc chaque couple doit faire 2,5 enfants.

Il est plus difficile de robotiser un salon de coiffure que le ministère de l’économie.

Puisqu’il est poli, chez les Arabes, de roter à la fin du repas, je ne vois pas pourquoi on ne rote pas dans les restaurants des hôtels à Dubaï. Moi j’ai roté. Une serveuse philippine (ou une cliente occidentale) a poussé une exclamation, mais la cliente bédouine m’a souri.

Mon général n’est « pas maurrassien mais »… il n’a rien lu en dehors de Maurras.

L’univers nous semble si grand parce que notre vie est si courte. Pour une espèce où les individus vivraient des milliards d’années, les distances interstellaires seraient peu de chose.

BNB-Baribas la banque d’un monde qui pue.

Juillet 2017