Tagged: Friedrich Engels

Prolegomena to the Ultimate System of Philosophy (or Tweetantho 10)

The first part presents tweets from Nov-Dec 2017, the second part is older tweets that were omitted in my previous anthologies and that on second thought I want to publish on my blog.

Nov-Dec 2017

Do you think hashtagging mass shooters’ names like #KevinJansonNeal or #StephenPaddock or #ScottOstrem or #DevinPatrickKelley will provoke attention-seeking shootings? Explain why you think so.

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1/ I think straight workers suffer more than gay bosses in this world.

2/ X: I’m a worker and I’m gay. Me: Yeah? What are you doing for your fellow workers?

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#AddParenthesesRuinAFilm The Sound of (Elevator) Music (Peter Grant, ‘Author of the popular Stinky Stories’)

Thinking about that movie would actually spoil my enjoying the music in the elevator.

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My working-class friends and Salvador Dali have one commonality: Contrary to art critics, they are aware today’s painters don’t know their job. (Cf Les Cocus du vieil art moderne)

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#IlovetheWayYou

fancy being funny

are trying, while talking, to open that chocolate box I’ve brought and the box ends up in shreds.

always say the most awkward things at parties, dear, but don’t you try my patience too much.

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Uncle Zim

1 /Mugabe has his good side. He once called Tony Blair and Britons “gay gangsters,” which is very accurate.

2/ Mugabe’s paramilitary were called the Green Bombers and that’s cool. First thing next spring I buy me a green bomber jacket.

3/Defiant Mugabe vows to stay on (BBC)

#ImWithZim

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Uncle Zim
You’re the life of this country
Without you it’s all dust again over the desert extent
Black grandees there will be yes:
Black lustered Chesterfields where multinationals’ bosses will be sitting.

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A scientist is a specialist. Another name for a specialist is a manic. Manics belong to the loony bin.

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I wonder if I am truly insane how I would know that. (Wednesday’s Child)

Besides, the institution’s policy is to not contradict your delusions.

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#MyFiveYearPlan Buy a Principality somewhere and then maybe Australia. (Wednesday’s Child)

Australia is not for sale as it is the inviolable property of the Dutch.

That would be news.

History can be news. [See Tweet Anthology 6 here: The Truth About New Holland (A Dialogue)]

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#QuestionsForAMan How do you feel about earning less than any woman in my Glorious Revolution? (Wednesday’s Child)

As a Christian convinced there’s a Chosen People of which I’m no part, I am fit for any kind of abject subservience whatsoever.

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Silicon Sycophants and Twitter: It was found in labs that compliments, although knowingly made by bots/computers/screens, light on a little light in the reward system of our brains… & now we’re swamped by bot flattery.

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More people die from alcohol than from guns in USA. Why do you ask for gun control and not for Prohibition?

Gun control is opposed to Socialism. For all Socialist thinkers that I know, a standing army is a parasitic scourge and Socialism is by definition the armed people.

The first decree of the Commune was the eradication of the standing army and its replacement by the armed people.” (Karl Marx, The Civil War in France, quoted by Lenin in The State and Revolution)

The disarming of the workers was the first commandment for the bourgeois, who were at the helm of the state” (Friedrich Engels, preface to Marx’s The Civil War in France, quoted by Lenin in The State and Revolution) => Bourgeois Gun Control [See also Ernesto Cardenal’s experience in revolutionary Cuba, in Tweetantho 9 here]

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#AlcoholIn4Words

The Reason Islam Wins (because Islam prohibits alcohol)

Islam will rule over you, wino kafirs. You’ll pay the kafir tax and jumbo heavy boozer taxes.

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The reason why it takes some time for driverless cars to pervade our environment right now is not technology but legal matters: In case of accident, who’s legally responsible?

And how does an AI taxi decide who to injure in an unavoidable collision?

Yes, maybe a machine can make such decisions, and the only criterion I can think of is minimizing the body count. As to a human driver, he probably can’t think much before crashing on the right or crashing on the left…

On the other hand, if AI is that efficient, the car may choose to hit a group of 5 rather than a group of 2 if it can predict the impact will only injure the 5 but kill the 2…

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Yes. Now my Followers outstrip my Following. This is the natural order of things. (Wednesday’s Child)

Let’s say one number shows how popular you are and the other number shows how curious you are. Which one shows you’re an interesting person?

I want to know how you would answer the same riddle.

I guess curious people are intelligent, whereas people may be popular for many reasons, good or bad. Of course, my assumption on these two numbers is incorrect. The main reason some follow a lot of people is that they want a lot of followers. Not the main reason: in fact, the only reason.

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On the so-called Common Era. Are you telling me it’s more respectful of others to call the era starting with the birth of a Galilean “common” (to everyone)? That looks like awful cultural imperialism to me! The so-called Common Era is no more common than the Muslim Era or the Buddhist Era or any other Era. Stop the nonsense.

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Children in single-parent families by race (U.S. 2015): Black 66%, American Indian 52%, Latino 42%, White 25%, Asian 16%. 1 white kid out of 4 is a pretty high figure too, if you think of it.

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US President Donald Trump receives Bahrain’s crown prince at the White House; promises a $9bn deal with Arab country. (Press TV)

Is U.S. a free enterprise country? Business deals are made by politicos and diplomats. Not competition, but connections is the key word. [Competition persists somewise, for the small fry.]

[As was already perceived by Lenin: ‘’Finance capital has created the epoch of monopolies, and monopolies introduce everywhere monopolist methods: the utilization of ‘connections’ for profitable transactions takes the place of competition on the open market.’’ (Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism, 1917) One hundred years later we are still stuck in the highest stage of capitalism… It’s depressing.]

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You vote for politicos #AddSpanishImproveAnything

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Don’t expect too many respectable married women to join the ROSEARMY [actress Rose McGowan’s movement for improving awareness of concealed sexual harassment and sexual crimes]. As their children’s thriving depends not a little on their father’s unblemished reputation, they’ll stand to their man like ferocious she-wolves, no matter what he did.

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American casualties in Vietnam War (dead): 58,209. US population in 1961: 183.7M, hence 91.85M males, of which above 19 years old: 56.25M. Makes 1 adult American male out of 1.000 – dead in Vietnam War (a war lost by US).

American casualties in WWII (dead; military and civilian): 419,400. US population in 1941: 133.4M, hence 66.7M males of which (applying same ratio as 1961) 40.92M above 19 yrs old. Makes 1 per cent, 10 per 1.000 American adult males dead in WWII.

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Older Tweets

I’m tired of being a hard-working man. (Nov 2016)

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John Bolton… A weird name… for a neocon. (Dec 2016)

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Reality Check: @AJUpFront reveals how Obama’s immigration policies have led to millions of deportations. (Al Jazeera English)

Deporter-in-Chief” ‘s both supporters and detractors think he’s been immigration-friendly. Completely misjudged by both friends and foes. How is it just possible??? [Yet it was possible.]

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Except for the clenched fist, Trump’s hand gestures are subtly effete. Most people don’t perceive the dissonnance consciously. His subliminal hermaphroditism has made Donald Trump win.

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Everyone commented on whom Trump nominated as ambassador to Israel, but only a few commented on Rex Tillerson as head of the Department of State. Tillerson is the oil lobby. Historically, the oil lobby has been the major, perhaps the sole counterbalance to AIPAC on U.S. foreign policy, because the oil lobby doesn’t want U.S. to alienate Arab countries altogether. When the Zionists want to say U.S. foreign policy is biased, they say it is dictated by the oil lobby, meaning that it is not pro-Israel enough, that too much attention is given to Arab demands. But the media kept silent on the meaning of Tillerson’s nomination, so people won’t support him and he can fall any time in the general indifference.

[With Saudi Arabia’s new stand on the Middle East affairs, this comment of mine may already have lost a good deal of relevance.]

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These Arab leaders [faced with Zionism] are all talk and no action.

While the Israeli left have been so effectual, haven’t they?

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Let it be known from the outset that Mexican immigrants are “just another brick in the Wall.”

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Church attendance and mass-media consumption makes you a double sucker.

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Even on a heap of gold you can live like a dog.

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The aim of most anti-Trump protestors is to get their first date.

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Nietzsche said a passion for history is a crippling one.

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Trump is not restricting the press, only calling them b*stards, which they are.

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Business mouthpieces –read: the media– are all for cheap-labor immigration and, of course, government assuming the costs.

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I stopped listening [President Trump’s joint address to Congress] at the “unbreakable alliance with the state of Israel.” No state ought to be given blank check. Wrong message to the world! Make Israel a state of the US, if that’s the idea, or treat it like any other state, please.

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Remember the “rooster dance” from Chinese PLA [People’s Liberation Army] soldiers? Here comes the dress rehearsal. (People’s Daily, China)

Why are they doing this? It’s insane. You’ve got some real whackos at PLA command, I tell you. Scary. Take off the guns from these nuts.

[Of course, the aim of this clownish ‘rooster dance’ is to sugarcoat for the feeble-minded the repressive nature of the army.]

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Israeli TV Host Denounces Treatment Of Palestinians: ‘Apartheid Has Been Here For Ages’ (Nation of Islam Research Group)

He can say that without being called an antisemite, while you can’t. Your not being a Jew puts you at risk, on some topics, to be called an antisemite –if that’s of any consequence– whereas being a Jew makes the label rather irrelevant.

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The problem is that the art world has been a bastion of the left forever. Why should taxpayers fund it? (Kevin McDonald)

How do you account for this? Is it because people on the right have no taste?

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Remember Zionist Jonah Goldberg: “Why wasn’t Assange garroted in his hotel room years ago?” (Chicago Tribune)

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Judge Gorsuch will be sworn in at the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday at 11:00 A.M. (POTUS) (April 2017)

Ah, Rose Garden, Saadi, Gulistan…

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Since the American airstrike on Syria I sense the climate in U.S. has considerably warmed for the President… This is appeasement.

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Not invade a country [Syria] because Ivanka [Trump’s daughter] cried at some pictures.

I can show her pictures of a few Yemeni children if she likes pictures.

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Remember, there’s no shortage of important work that can be done only by humans. (MITSloan Mgmt Review)

Who told you humans wanted to do these jobs?

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Black people live in the “ghetto.” But Jewish intellectual Allan Bloom objected to their using the word, because the Jewish ghetto was… cultured. (April 2017)

[I can’t tell whether Allan Bloom said such callous things only in private or not, as my source is the book of memories Ravelstein (2000) written by his friend the Nobel Prize Saul Bellow, who quotes him saying (I must quote in French as I read it in that language) : ‘’Les Juifs du ghetto avaient une sensibilité hautement développée, un courage civilisé – des milliers d’années de formation. Ils avaient des communautés et des lois. « Ghetto » est un terme de pisse-copie ignorant. Ce n’est pas d’un ghetto qu’ils viennent, c’est d’un ramdam bruyant, aveugle et nihiliste.’’]

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The most beautiful city in the world (Paris)

Blow it: make it a livable, comfy place, not a museum. Signed: A Parisian.

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Given that President Evo Morales has banned the Rothschild bank, if Macron is elected will the President of France be able to travel to Bolivia? Think about it.

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Remember the Battle of Puebla and Mexico’s anti-slavery roots. On this day in 1862, Mexico struck a blow against white empire. #CincodeMayo

An outrage to every Moulin Rouge and Crazy Horse artiste and champagne supplier.

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Schopenhauer had a phrase for Western Civilization, he called it “foetor judaicus,” the Jewish stench.

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Euphemisms for “animals” in research departments: Neurophysiology: preparations Ecology: systems Psychology: Ss Medicine: models Any more? (Richard Dawkins)

How many have you vivisected yourself? [No answer.]

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Here’s (More) Evidence Testosterone Makes Men Dumber (NYMag)

As reaching high social status boosts one’s testosterone, then becoming a big man makes one dumber.

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If a Pontifex doesn’t have a grim face, then he must be doing naughty things behind closed doors…

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Last night a DirtyJ saved my life…

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Love is real, by John Lennon, sounds very much like Love Israel when you think of it. I’ve stopped humming it.

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The very idea that the British tried to convert worthy Hindus to Anglicanism gives me the shudder. Luckily that was a total failure. Cf Schopenhauer.

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I have an ancestor called Sheikh Qadhib, which could mean sword or penis. (Sultan Al-Qassemi)

My beurette girlfriend calls me Kabir Qadhib.

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The president of the EU commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, reminds Donald Trump of the legal technicalities of the Paris Climate Agreement. (June 2017)

“I’m a Transatlanticist, whatever that means. That means nothing but it means everything.” Couldn’t be clearer. Be warned.

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Je suis Charlie Qatar. #QatarCrisis

As UAE is expelling Qatari citizens, UAE citizens will be expelled from Qatar, some of them losing a livelihood. What is Emirati authorities’ plan for them? No plan, I guess. The authoritarian decision isn’t supported by Gulf populations, which haven’t been consulted and won’t be allowed to speak out.

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Thank God, no terror attack in France today during national election. How could media cover both election’s results and the attack?

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When I see gypsies begging with children I am appalled; it’s like my country’s government never heard of robachicos abducting children to exploit them. In backwater France, the government lets gypsy women beg with babies in the street. Who are these babies? They could be abductees, for all we know. So many child abductions and yet the French government lets gipsy women beg with children at the foot of the Eiffel Tower!

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How can I be sure my wife’s employer won’t ask her to lift her niqab in the backroom?

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Schopenhauer thought whites were “whitened blacks” while Darwin thought blacks were “blackened whites.”

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Dentists have a lousy job (that pays well); they turn to politics whenever they can. Spending the whole day on filthy mouths… I’d rather be a bum.

I can be brutally frank because I use English and I think my dentist won’t read it and won’t pull out all my teeth in retaliation.

Films The Dentist (1996) & The Dentist 2 (1998) by Brian Yuzna are good, funny approaches of this… sensitive topic.

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Congress should enjoy no exemptions in any area differing from an American citizen. (James Woods)

People voting for Congress means people have no power on Congress. See what I mean?

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I like Twitter coz they never know it’s u clicking so u can boost ur own private stats clicking like mad on ur own tweets!

Feyspook Anthology

First thing first, retweet if you think that Mister Cocaine-Mountain ought to be jailed for appropriating the Global Village.

The following are excerpts from my Feyspook correspondence since June 2015, some in English (first part), others in French (second part).

ENGLISH

Yesterday I was told the following by an acquaintance:

“X. talked to me about one of my female friends, telling me he objected very strongly to my having made friends with her, given her ideas.

Why bother? I said. I take no heed of my female friends’ ideas. It’s just a pity they have any.

– Still, she has some, he added after a moment.

– She will change her ideas before you change your spectacles.

– How do you know? he asked.

– An idea is like everything else in this world: After a while it’s boring and one feels like having a change. Besides, if my friends had to share my ideas, I would have none.”

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(To some friends who liked my top picture, Red Alert by artist Hito Steyerl) You are connoisseurs and you appreciate this work of art. I appreciate it too and as long as it makes the women hot I will keep showing it.

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Let me add a few comments to sustain our appreciation of this work of the monochrome genre. We have here a three-panelled work not on canvass but on screens. There is some electronics involved, which produces a halo effect both coarser than the halo effect produced by oil-paint monochromatic works (I’ll explain what a coarse halo is some other day) and measurably closer to alpha wavelengths – alpha waves being, as you may already know, the waves induced in the brain by watching television along with a hypnoid state (and increased suggestibility as a result). It is speculated among the finest connoisseurs that watching this monochrome long enough while thinking it is a television set will lead one’s mind into a condition of irreversible hypnosis.

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THE GOOD NEWS AND THE BAD NEWS ABOUT TV VIEWING

THE GOOD NEWS

“Although W.J. Potter did uncover a negative relationship between TV viewing and academic achievement (as viewing increased, achievement decreased), the relationship did not appear to kick in until TV viewing had reached at least 10 hours per week.” [Note that 10 hours per week is roughly 1 hour and 25 mn per day.]

THE BAD NEWS

“One recent large-scale survey of media use was reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation. … On average, children and adolescents in this age range [up to 18] watch nearly 4.5 hour of TV each day.” [Three times (3.2) the above figure.]

From G.G. Sparks, Media Effects Research, 2015 (pp. 91 & 87 resp.). My own comments in [].

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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies!

Okay, sweetheart, let’s dispense with your soul!

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Friedrich Engels on Irish Immigration

From The Condition of the Working Class in England, 1844.

“The Englishman who is still somewhat civilized needs more than the Irishman who goes in rags, eats potatoes, and sleeps in a pig-sty. But that does not hinder the Irishman’s competing with the Englishman, and gradually forcing the rate of wages, and with it the Englishman’s level of civilization, down to the Irishman’s level.”

“Even if the Irish … should become more civilized, enough of the old habits would cling to them to have a strong degrading influence upon their English companions in toil, especially in view of the general effect of being surrounded by the Irish. For when, in almost every great city, a fifth or a quarter of the workers are Irish, or children of Irish parents, who have grown up amid Irish filth, no one can wonder if the life, habits, intelligence, moral status – in short, the whole character of the working class, assimilates a great part of the Irish characteristics. On the contrary, it is easy to understand how the degrading position of the English workers, engendered by our modern history, and its immediate consequences, has been still more degraded by the presence of Irish competition.”

This is the final struggle, la la la la la…

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Have you seen the film The Thin Red Line (1998) on the Guadalcanal battle in WW2? Although not a bad film, the psychology is grossly inaccurate.

Men scared out of their minds, nervous breakdowns, endless tears… It looks more humane than other war films, truer, then, to our humanity, but it’s the contrary: Even though fear is always present in war, pride prevents its easy manifestation. Men can so easily become good little soldiers when flocked together because of their pride. And if the contemporary public does not understand, or feel, this any more, then it must be that they have lost their pride – and with it all sense of shame. (On pride, read Mandeville’s Fable of the Bees.)

Moreover, in the film one  soldier receives a letter from his wife at home asking for divorce as she has found another man. I’m sure such things did not happen. A woman divorcing from a drafted soldier on duty in war time would have been eyed as a traitor by her neighbors, her act as akin to high treason, as disloyalty not only to her man but also to her country. I am confident that research on this particular point would prove me right – but that says nothing on women’s faithfulness.

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Brexit is a big shame… on all experts, who saw nothing coming. They now are silent on their resounding failure to deliver any insight whatever.

The analysts in question, about the whole caste of them, ironically are the very persons responsible for Brexit. Many people who would have voted against it did not go to the polls as they were convinced Brexit would not pass and they could make a better use of their time. Similarly, many people who voted for Brexit in order to send a signal of anger to Cameron but did not mean Brexit, felt justified in doing so as they were convinced Brexit would not pass. This I learnt from French politologist Olivier Duhamel, who, however, came short of drawing the obvious conclusion. For whence came such a firm conviction in people if not from the steamroller of expert forecasts predicting that Brexit would not pass, i.e. true brainwashing?

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Commentators insist on the fact that that financial hub, London, voted against Brexit – but is that surprising? How did Oxford and Cambridge vote?

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(A YouTube Video posted after one of the debates for the American presidential election:) STRANGE YELLOWISH FILTER ON BACKGROUND OF HILLARY CLINTON FRAME…

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The filter (or whatever contrivance is used) makes the image more attractive, with shiny golden lettering as opposed to dull lettering in the background. The brain will tend to demand the “starlit” background, so when it’s Trump speaking the brain says: “Oh, not that dull image again, bring the shiny one back.” By the brain is the paleocortex meant, and the effect is especially pronounced in the alpha state induced by TV viewing.

The video has generated many comments on YouTube. A man who presents himself as a technician says there’s no filter but rather it’s automatic camera correction, adapting to the color of the candidates’ clothes. Whatever the technicalities, if the effect I have described above is true (and this is elementary psychology), then there is a bias, and if both candidates were not equally informed of the effects of their clothes and of the lighting and of any other effect of the set-up, then the debate(s) was/were rigged.

That dull vs. bright picture (even if only the background) is not without psychological effect is ascertained by the plain cigarette pack policy (Australia &c). Certainly the idea is intuitive. Both words dull and bright have figurative, value-loaded meanings: dull is negatively loaded, bright is positively loaded. But more importantly the intuition is confirmed by neuromarketing, if needed be. For decades packaging has made use of such psychological notions. “Glossy” gives you the idea. Clearly, if a media set-up, by any of its contrivances, automatic or otherwise, creates “gloss” for one candidate and “dullness” for the other, then that set-up biases the debate, as much as a plain pack is perceived as unattractive compared to a glossy pack and the difference influences the purchase decision. The designers of the presidential debate(s) either contrived their set-up in order to advantage one candidate or they overlooked an elementary notion of their business to the detriment of the fair treatement of both candidates. In any case I think the Supreme Court should look into this, because this is serious.

Some people think it cannot be an intentional trick played against Trump inasmuch as we are talking about conservative Fox News, but Fox News is hardly pro-Trump as this quote from Trump may help you figure out:

Most people don’t know that the co-owner of Fox News is Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia.

It must have been a pleasure for Prince Al-Waleed of Saudi Arabia to participate in the organization and overseeing of the debates for the American presidential election.

FRENCH (or something)

Un jour, je suis allé à Gibert et j’ai vendu tous mes disques. Je me disais : “J’arrête les pétards et j’écoute du classique.” Aujourd’hui, je passe mon temps sur YouTube à écouter les chansons des disques que j’ai revendus. Vous savez s’ils reprennent les disques classiques à Gibert ?

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CHACUN SA PHILOSOPHIE (certaines vous paraîtront peut-être recuites, d’autres sont plus originales)

D’Archibald : “J’ai pas de bagnole, j’ai pas de gonzesse et j’ai malheureusement un boulot.”

De Mireille, en réponse à une question : “La vie a-t-elle un sens ? Ça dépend des jours.”

De Stéph : “Le chien est le meilleur ami de l’homme, et pourtant l’homme ne l’a pas mérité.”

De Raoula : “Personne ne sait ce qu’aimer veut dire avant de s’être fait plaquer.”

De Jean-Robert : “Trois choses comptent dans la vie: l’argent, l’argent, et le Loto.”

De X. : “L’argent, c’est ce qui reste quand on a perdu toute sa culture.”

De Josiane : “Ma vie de bureau n’est pas des plus palpitantes mais au moins je m’emm… comme un homme.”

De René : “Elle dit que son père était un pauvre type qui ne s’intéressait qu’aux femmes, mais pourquoi ? Ce n’est pas un sujet intéressant ?”

De Jordy : “Je m’appelle Jordy, j’ai quatre ans et les gens sont méchants : ils m’ont sifflé.”

A suivre…

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Je donne une place pour Le Grand bleu au Grand Palais ce dimanche 21.

C’est généreux, David. Tu la donnes à qui ?

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Si vous pensez qu’il y a du Big Brother dans Feyspook, soyez tranquilles : vous avez entièrement raison. Comme l’a fait remarquer Marshall McLuhan, les médias électroniques nous ont fait entrer dans le “village mondial”. Et chacun sait que, dans un village, il n’y a pas de vie privée.

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Quien trabaja pierde su tiempo. (proverbe espagnol)

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If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal… (Pensée du jour par Nathalie)

ENTER THE MAZE, Nathalie ! Signé : Le Minotaure.

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ANNONCE. Le nombre maximum d’amis sur Facebook est de 5.000. Le premier de mes amis qui arrive à 5.000 amis a droit à ma photo dédicacée.

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Liberté, Liberté, qu’est-ce que ça peut me faire si je n’ai pas de temps libre ?

Toi, je t’ai !

N’est-ce pas ?… Allo ?… Allo, Liberté ?…

(Rideau) (C’était l’histoire d’un vrai cocu.)

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L’existence d’une classe politique est un scandale. Personne n’a le droit de quitter son boulot de m… pour aller jacasser comme un perroquet tant qu’un seul Français devra gagner sa vie en travaillant.

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DÉBECTUDE. n. f. Sentiment qu’inspirent les politiciens. Ex. Mon médecin m’a conseillé d’éteindre la télé car j’ai atteint des niveaux de débectude dangereux pour ma santé.

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Nous sommes sous la quatorzième législature de la cinquième République. Sous cette législature, qui a commencé en juillet 2012, il y a trois ans et demi, 299 lois ont déjà été adoptées (source : site de l’Assemblée nationale), ce qui nous fait (365.3+182)/299 = 4,27, soit une nouvelle loi tous les quatre jours ! “Nul n’est censé ignorer la loi.” Bon courage !

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Achtung, si vous cliquez sur ce lien [mon essai The Science of Porn], Facebook va vous envoyer de la pub pour des sites de rencontre. Mais je ne vois pas le rapport.

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Ce n’est pas parce que vous aimez le sexe qu’il faut dégoûter les autres du porno !

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Ne remets pas au lendemain ce que tu peux faire le jour même, surtout quand la date limite est aujourd’hui.

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(Une vidéo postée sur YouTube par une association des Amis de Jane Goodall, montrant le lâchage d’un chimpanzé dans la forêt)

Une vidéo très émouvante mais, si j’en crois les connaissances les plus récentes en primatologie (et je ne sais pas de quand date cette vidéo), les chances de survie d’un chimpanzé relâché dans la forêt sont minimes, et il risque au contraire de subir une mort atroce ! Les chimpanzés vivent en hordes qui défendent chacune un territoire. Les chimpanzés qui s’isolent de leur horde courent le risque de mourir assassinés par des chimpanzés d’autres hordes, et ce d’autant plus que des groupes de chimpanzés partent régulièrement en maraude pour voir s’il n’y a pas des chimpanzés isolés à tuer. A l’époque où Jane Goodall conduisait ses observations, l’idée de singes tueurs était rejetée par pratiquement tous les biologistes, car le comportement n’avait jamais été observé ailleurs que dans des zoos et on l’imputait alors aux conditions de vie anormales de ces animaux. Ce n’est que dans les années quatre-vingt-dix que le comportement a commencé à être observé dans des conditions naturelles. Les chimpanzés sont une des rares espèces animales à pratiquer l’assassinat (autre que l’infanticide, beaucoup plus fréquent, les mâles de nombreuses espèces tuant les enfants des femelles avec lesquelles ils veulent s’accoupler). Sur les singes tueurs, voir Demonic Males de Wrangham et Peterson (1996).

Cette vidéo m’intrigue et m’inquiète. Si le chimpanzé est une femelle, c’est sans doute moins grave, car les femelles quittent leur groupe de naissance pour aller s’accoupler dans un autre groupe, mais, selon Wrangham et Peterson, les femelles isolées ne seraient quand même pas toujours épargnées par les assassins, surtout, peut-être, si elles ont la charge d’un petit. D’un autre côté, si la vidéo est ancienne, je ne pointe pas Goodall du doigt car on ignorait ces faits à l’époque ; le phénomène de l’assassinat (intraspécifique adulte) est rare dans le monde animal, et il était sans doute crédible de nier la pertinence de généraliser les cas d’assassinat observés dans des zoos. Mais je reproche alors à l’association de continuer de diffuser des vidéos anciennes, pour émouvoir le public et recueillir des fonds, alors que la réalité est ce qu’elle est, et que, certainement, on ne relâche plus des chimpanzés dans la nature s’ils doivent mourir assassinés !

Pourquoi est-ce que les chimpanzés tuent ? La réponse, en anglais technique : “They maximize their fitness.” Les frontières des territoires des groupes ne sont pas gravées dans le marbre. Si, pour une raison ou une autre, la population d’un groupe diminue, cela donne l’opportunité aux groupes voisins d’étendre leur territoire. Le territoire étant ce qui assure la subsistance du groupe, plus il est grand et plus le groupe peut être grand. Plus le groupe est grand, plus il attire de femelles et donc plus les mâles ont d’opportunités de se reproduire. En tuant, quand l’occasion se présente, des individus d’un groupe voisin, les chimpanzés accroissent l’importance relative de leur propre groupe.

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Que peut faire Nuit Debout face aux politicards ? Que peut-on faire face à un torrent debout ?

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Campagne d’affiches pour l’apprentissage, à Paris : “Un jeune sur trois n’a pas de travail.”

Alors tuez-les avant qu’ils ne vous tuent, parce que ce n’est pas demain qu’ils vont en avoir.

Il y a une autre possibilité. La corrélation entre chômage et criminalité est positive pour les jeunes hommes, pas pour les jeunes femmes. Les femmes au chômage deviennent boulimiques ou rejoignent des sectes, elles ne sont pas dangereuses pour autrui. Nous pourrions donc aussi décider de sortir les femmes du travail, pour notre sécurité à tous.

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Candide Aziz au pays de Flanby : “Alors l’Euro 2016, c’est donc le Ramadan des kafirs ?”

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Au pays de Flanby, il y a des méchants et des pourris la la la la la…

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(Post-Brexit)

Ce que je préfère, dans le couple franco-allemand, c’est l’Angleterre.

Il faut voir le bon côté des choses. Le départ de l’Angleterre libère de la place pour l’entrée de la Turquie.

Le départ de l’Angleterre ne va pas empêcher les autres de négocier en anglais lors des sommets européens. Aucun problème.

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(Post-Euro 2016)

La France battue par le Portugal. Fête de klaxons dans Paris jusqu’à trois heures du matin.

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Coup d’Etat raté en Turquie. Erdogan a envoyé un SMS A TOUS LES TURCS. Ça donne des idées à Flanby, qui voudrait bien nous envoyer des SMS tous les matins à notre réveil : “Coucou, mes chers compatriotes, c’est votre Président préféré. Il fera beau aujourd’hui, avec quelques nuages sur la Bretagne cependant. Si vous voyez un kamikaze suspect, n’oubliez pas de le dénoncer à la police. Bisous. Flanby” (le 16.7.16)

SMS du 17.7.16 : “Coucou, mes chers compatriotes et compatriotesses, c’est votre Président bien-aimé. Vous connaissez Julie Gayet ? C’est la plus grande actrice depuis Zara Bernard, hein ?”

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Les robots livreurs arrivent (article de presse). L’argument est intéressant : les clients veulent éviter le contact humain. Ça fait longtemps que je le dis. Les gens prennent leur voiture pour faire 100 mètres plutôt que de marcher, non pas tant par paresse (car en plus ils savent qu’ils ont besoin d’exercice) que parce qu’ils ne veulent pas croiser des gens dans la rue.

Parfois, les gens font en voiture les 150 mètres qui les séparent de leur salle de sport.

Les gens veulent en général éviter deux types de contact humain : le contact pour des relations purement fonctionnelles (p. ex., payer un achat) et le contact avec des inconnus dans la rue. Si vous ne comprenez pas bien ce dernier point, il suffit de savoir que 37 % des homicides ont pour origine une “altercation triviale” (Kenrick & Griskevicius, The Rational Animal, 2013), typiquement deux inconnus (abrutis) qui se croisent dans la rue. (Et je fais partie des abrutis car j’ai déjà eu une altercation dans… un bureau de poste, avec intervention de la police et convocation au tribunal, mon dos ayant malencontreusement brisé une vitrine contre laquelle j’avais été poussé. Ça se passait à Chaville, qui n’est pas considéré, à ma connaissance, comme une banlieue chaude.)

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La polémique bidon de la semaine. Melania Trump aurait plagié Michelle Obama. Juste un truc : passez au logiciel d’analyse textuelle les discours politiques (ou publics), n’importe lesquels, en France ou aux U.S., droite et gauche. Vous verrez que tout est plagiat, c’est-à-dire que tout est pareil (le logiciel vous donnera le pourcentage exact). J’ai parlé des robots livreurs, mais le prochain boulot qui va disparaître, c’est celui de rédacteur de discours politiques. Franchement, je vous fais le logiciel quand vous voulez ; on n’aura même pas le droit d’appeler ça de “l’intelligence” artificielle.

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Carrefour wahhabisé.

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Ça y est, j’ai posté ça et maintenant j’ai droit aux pubs de Carrefour. C’est comme de dire “m…” et d’en recevoir un seau sur la tête…

Ça n’arrête plus… Je suis carrefourisé… Dites du mal de Carrefour sur Feyspook et vous serez punis par un déversement de pub !

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Si je suis élu, j’instaurerai une cérémonie de salut au drapeau en chantant la Marseillaise. (F. Copé)

Puisque Tartuffe-Pavlov ressort le salut au drapeau, je tiens à dire que le drapeau français est minable. Prenez l’Union Jack, le Stars & Stripes : là, vous avez de l’art ! Mais entre un grossier bleu-blanc-rouge et le magnifique drapeau du Zimbabwe, il y a toute la différence entre la barbarie et la civilisation.

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Cette photo est une oeuvre unique. Prise de vue de Red Movement in Space III de Milan Dobes. Les reflets rouges sont uniques en raison de la distance et de l’angle d’où la photo a été prise. Pour une copie dédicacée par moi, me contacter (prix 3.999€).

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Il y a une coquille sur le prix. C’est 39.999€, bien sûr.

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Quel est l’inverse de quatre-vingt ? Vingt-quatre.

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THE KILLER FLANBY. Il avoue avoir ordonné des assassinats ciblés, interdits par les conventions internationales ratifiées par la France. Ça plus des opérations militaires partout. Fallait pas l’appeler Flanby… (Ça l’a énervé.)

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J’aimerais lancer un débat calme et serein : faut-il rétablir la peine de mort pour les patrons de bar et de restaurant qui mettent des télés dans leurs établissements ? (Stéphane Bouzon)

La peine de mort est appliquée par Flanby. Sans procès.

N’importe quel Arabe que lui désigne le général Duchnoque, Flanby le dézingue. Mais de là à dire que c’est parce qu’il a trop regardé la télé…

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