Why social psychology has been such a crock: “Although right-wing authoritarianism is well documented, social psychologists do not all agree that a leftist version even exists.” https://t.co/SM0LTbpG0l— J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) September 26, 2021
The Black Book of Communism. A few stats from page 4:
U.S.S.R.: 20 million deaths
China: 65 million deaths
Vietnam: 1 million deaths
North Korea: 2 million deaths
Cambodia: 2 million deaths
Eastern Europe: 1 million deaths
Latin America: 150,000 deaths
Africa: 1.7 million deaths
Afghanistan: 1.5 million deaths
This isn't ancient history. That's from the previous century. One can literally interview millions who suffered through those wicked times and survived. Instead, the leftist globohomo media and "intellectuals" simply ignore the mountains of corpses.
A book burning held by an Ontario francophone school board as an act of reconciliation with Indigenous people has received sharp condemnation from Canadian political leaders and the board itself now says it regrets its symbolic gesture.
Still waiting for the day when "problematic" figures get replaced on the currency in Western countries. It must be so traumatic for coloreds to look at their historical abusers every time they do a transaction with notes. This must stop. We must do better!
Based and taliban-pilled pic.twitter.com/ge5Va9vrG0— Oshawott | #FreePalestine (@Adiil_imran) August 15, 2021
From Alexander to Arabs to Mughals to the Soviets to modern America, the historical record is clear: occupations fail and empires fall.
Horrendous. pic.twitter.com/YKlCWI42aL— Steven (@cryptiz3n) August 5, 2021
CNN reports: To be fair, these were mostly peaceful human sacrifices.
An evil that still survives in certain parts of the world:
He said the quiet part out loud again.— SCUBA MIKE🤿 (@scuba2024) July 13, 2021
"It's about who gets to count the votes" pic.twitter.com/nWuVBSiIN8
Like many nations, Canada’s wrestling with its less than tolerant past. But in removing statues, renaming schools, and now even the National Archives cancelling the country’s first leader, Canadians are playing a dangerous game.
The Library and Archives Canada (LAC) site has a notice which reads:
Our current website contains information that was written many years ago. Unfortunately, it does not always reflect our diverse and multicultural country, often presenting only one side of Canada's history. LAC acknowledges that some of its online presence is offensive and continues to correct these issues.
This is why content that is redundant or outdated will be removed or rewritten. An "archived" notice will be placed on pages with older content that is still useful but will not be updated. In some cases, content may be removed from these pages.
History will be deleted because it's... offensive. In effect, everything before the current year should be discarded. Hello, Year Zero!
Gimme, gimme, gimme MOAR!
The farmers, pioneers, miners, ranchers, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, engineers that built America were all White. Blacks picked cotton. In a battle to end slavery, 600,000 Whites died. If anything, you owe reparations. https://t.co/O6b3jyZcfF— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) June 1, 2021
Americans should have sent all their ex-slaves back to their continent right after the Civil War. Then, those Blacks could have built Africa into a bright, shining Wakanda!
Across government schools in Punjab (Pakistan) the syllabus includes beheading and Jihad.— Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) March 2, 2021
Here, the class teacher is “educating” young minds.
Feel sad for these kids. They will grow up thinking that Lashkar-e-Toiba is an MNC and being a terrorist is a career opportunity. pic.twitter.com/O6o77mGuzs
He asks a question at 00:16 in the video, "Naurah suna hai, gustakhee nabi ki ek sazah..."
The kids join in to finish the ugly chant, "Sur tan say judah."
It's catchy because it rhymes in their language.
English translation: "Have you heard that slogan? There's one punishment for disrespecting a prophet..."
"Separate the head from the body," say the kids in response.
Remember that their prophet was polygamous, owned slaves, raped women, ordered the slaughter of thousands of people, etc. If you dare disrespect him, then you deserve to die. This is what they're taught. This is Islam.
My 14 year old daughter’s description of the movie Schindler's List: “isn’t it just a bunch of Jews working in a factory?”— Popular Mechanic (@PopularMechani4) January 12, 2021
Also, the factory work resulted in superb weight loss. Those Germans were so considerate!
As an oppressive straight white male, it is obvious that Abraham Lincoln only abolished slavery to disguise his racism.— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) December 16, 2020
As such, we must reinstate slavery immediately so that it can be abolished by a queer woman of colour.https://t.co/mUsMqYEB9r
Eventually, the diversity will start crying about the trauma of dealing with the US currency. Coloreds have to look at images of slave owners whenever they want to buy something! These symbols of WHITE SUPREMACY must be removed immediately! They should be replaced with portraits of colored, retarded, disabled, overweight, non-Christian homosexuals. You know, for inclusivity!
The various governments in the US have already stolen and given away trillions of dollars in the past few decades. This new law will simply make the process more visceral:
If someone trespasses by pitching a tent on private property or walks out with a handful groceries from the corner market or steals power tools with the intent of reselling them online in order to pay for a basic need like food or rent, the city of Seattle may be OK with that.
A few centuries ago, England had the death penalty for thieves who stole above a certain amount. Today, lawmakers are discussing doling out zero punishment for theft.
Gunmen opened fire on people enjoying a last evening out in Vienna before a coronavirus lockdown Monday in a terror attack that left at least two dead — including one of the attackers — and 15 wounded, authorities said.
"We are victims of a despicable terror attack in the federal capital that is still ongoing," Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said hours after the gunfire erupted.
"One of the perpetrators was neutralized, but several perpetrators appear to still be on the loose," he said. "They seem to also, as far as we know, be very well equipped with automatic weapons. So they were very well prepared. It's definitely a terror attack."
Won't you feel sorry for all those Muslims who'll get dirty looks tomorrow?
Few Years Ago: Remove statues and images of White people who fought on the side of slavery.
The University of Rhode Island recently announced plans to remove two murals depicting World War II veterans because it lacks “diversity and a sensitivity to today’s complex and painful problems,” according to the university.
Kathy Collins, vice president of student affairs, told CBS 12 she received complaints because the two folk-art murals portraying life in the GI Bill era of the 1950s “portray a very homogeneous population” and that most of the people depicted in the murals are “predominantly white.”
They're going to remove images of people who literally fought against the Nazis. It doesn't matter that they were "good" Whites. The fact that they were White is enough to have them removed and, eventually, deleted.
Holy Cow, the cancel culture has sunk even further. Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Alexander Graham Bell, Ben Franklin, Woodrow Wilson, and many more names from American history are now personas non grata in Washington DC. A committee formed by the mayor has recommended taking their name off city-owned buildings. They also recommended removing federal assets such as the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument.
Yup. Everything white has to go. Trump explicitly asked about this a few years ago. What's amazing is the speed with which they went after Washington and Jefferson. This is what happens when you give them an inch. Soon, they'll be going after White historical figures who weren't loudly anti-slavery because SILENCE IS VIOLENCE!
I'm still waiting for them to start crying about the literal money in America: OMG, black people have to deal with images of horrible White slave-holders everyday when they buy something! America should replace those evil images with diverse angels who dindu nothin'.
Leftists announced a bold new tactic to eradicate fascism from the land today: marching in lockstep through the streets and accosting anyone who doesn't chant their slogans and perform their special salute. [...]
As for citizens who don't perform the special salute, mobs are organizing camps for them to be reeducated in. Should people not own a car to drive to the camps, they will be sent via public transportation, possibly a train.
No cellphones for these citizens in the camps. That way they can concentrate.
This story will get two wildly opposite reactions from Western and Islamic countries. The infidels will be shocked and be filled with pity for the girl. The Muslims will be wondering: why didn't they just kill the bitch?
The parents, uncle and aunt of a teenager of Bosnian Muslim origin will face trial in France on charges of violence against a minor for shaving her head because of her relationship with a Christian Serbian boy, prosecutors said Friday.
The girl, aged 17, had her hair shaven off and was also beaten in the eastern city of Besancon on Monday, judicial sources said.
That shaving the head part has a terrible history in France.
This was the punishment after the Second World War meted out to thousands of women who had relationships with Nazi occupiers in so-called 'horizontal collaboration.'
Citizens with AR-15’s stopped #BLM rioters from destroying another automobile business. Is there anyone with an IQ over 60 who doesn’t grasp the necessity of the #SecondAmendment by now? pic.twitter.com/zus7fReqwG— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 25, 2020
The police won't defend you when the hordes of joggers show up. The Americans are fortunate because they had astute forefathers who built that most important right into the core legal document of their nation. That's why the proper response to those who want to take away your guns is always: Molon Labe.
There is a reason the Prometheans don't want you to study history and why the Shapiros and Pragers relentlessly lie about it and retroactively attempt to revise it. There is nothing new under the sun. If you know history and you recognize which patterns apply to current events, you will have a very good idea what is going to happen.
Yup. One of the biggest constants from history is that people don't learn from history. Too many modern Spaniards are opening their borders to millions of Muslims while their ancestors fought for nearly eight hundred years to kick out Muslims from their lands. Young bozos in universities clamor for socialism when it has resulted in over one hundred million deaths in the previous century. These people are literally asking for more misery, suffering, and death while being smug and utterly ignorant.
Life is an eternal struggle against idiots.
Imagine the lies the press gets away with with no one is watching.— Cernovich (@Cernovich) August 11, 2020
Is even 10% of "news" real? https://t.co/AKzpSzuZZQ
Literally millions of people starved to death in the Ukraine region of the Soviet Union in a one-year period in the 1930s while the main New York Times reporter there ignored the mountains of corpses. Worse, he defended the brutal policies of Stalin and referred to the rumors of famine as "malignant propaganda".
The more you get stuck in the past at past historical slights, the worse your progress.— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) August 7, 2020
Move on; getting rich is the best revenge.
In 1982 Assad (père) & warlord Frangié blew up our house in Amioun. I got rich & we built a bigger one.
My way of saying F***k you. pic.twitter.com/TmoCqYeG4d
If my rent money is paying for my landlord's mortgage, shouldn't I be part owner?— Kandist (@kandistmallett) August 3, 2020
basically we just need to abolish landlords https://t.co/ItF1DIW8IV— Kandist (@kandistmallett) August 3, 2020
Being successful is definitely the best revenge. N. N. Taleb is smart enough to make serious money. His wealth could evaporate today and then very soon, he would be rich again.
Unfortunately, there are plenty of unproductive idiots who can't make money. Worse, they don't bother with learning history. If they did, then they would learn that their "amazing" ideas have been tried countless times and the results often involve mountains of corpses. When necessities are made "free", nobody provides them. Forget housing, such "free" societies can't even grow sufficient food! Tens of millions of poor souls have perished from painful starvation in just the last century because of this evil.
2/ By retrospective bigotteering, they will end up canceling ALL their ancestors, 99.9% of the contents of libraries and any institution older than 5 years will eventually end up canceling itself.— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) July 22, 2020
The petty tyrants started with replacing or deleting hurtful words in books and destroying statues of bad people. Now, they want to outright ban problematic authors and smash statues of the American founding fathers and Christian figures. This is why resisting them at the first step was important.
Agatha Christie published her most famous work in 1939. The title of her book was Ten Little Niggers. The place it was set in was called Nigger Island. The story was constructed around a children's rhyme in which the word nigger makes ten appearances.
The book was heavily modified for the US market. The niggers were replaced by Indians. Of course, eventually, the Indians were also too offensive! So, the Indians were replaced by soldiers. Let's see how long the soldiers last.
I don't care that what Christie wrote was rude, offensive, hurtful, or problematic. I want to read her words -- not the continuously altered and degraded version offered by past and modern lunatics.
It was bad enough that assholes were going back and "sanitizing" classics by changing the words of the authors. Now, they've moved on to TV shows and movies.
An episode of Fawlty Towers famous for coining the phrase, “Don’t mention the war!” has become the latest “classic” British television programme to be taken down from a BBC-owned streaming service, as broadcasters continue to conduct a reappraisal of old British television content. [...]
The original broadcast also included a scene in which Major Gowen, a regular guest at the hotel, uses very strong racist language in relation to an anecdote about the West Indies cricket team. A decade ago many broadcasters began editing out this part of the programme, although the racist language can still be heard on the version hosted by Netflix.
It's the current year. Don't mention the niggers and wogs. So, many years ago, the censors cut out the "niggers and wogs" scene from Fawlty Towers. That was apparently enough to make the show non-offensive. Today, for who knows what reason, they've deleted the entire 30 minutes of that episode.
A new explanation for a massive blast over a remote Siberian forest in 1908 is even stranger than the mysterious incident itself.
Known as the Tunguska event, the blast flattened more than 80 million trees in seconds, over an area spanning nearly 800 square miles (2,000 square kilometers) — but left no crater. A meteor that exploded before hitting the ground was thought by many to be the culprit. However, a comet or asteroid would likely have left behind rocky fragments after blowing up, and no "smoking gun" remnants of a cosmic visitor have ever been found. [...]
"The sky was split in two, and high above the forest the whole northern part of the sky appeared covered with fire," another witness said in a testimonial. Energy released by the blast was later estimated by scientists to be 185 times greater than that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945, according to NASA.
Had this hit a densely populated area, millions would have burned in an instant inferno. Today, tens of millions. Entire nations could be wiped out in a few moments.
The researchers estimated that the Tunguska meteor likely measured between 328 and 656 feet (100 and 200 m) in diameter, and hurtled through Earth's atmosphere at roughly 45,000 mph (72,000 km/h).
20 kilometers per second. [Insert Mandarin's line from Iron Man 2.]
This is the Muslim edition of Diversity is Death.
The president of a pro-migrant association that delivered assistance to the homeless was found murdered at his home in Bretteville-en-Saire, east of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (Manche), according to Actu.
Retired teacher and former director of Gonneville School, Jean Dussine, 63, was president of Itinérance, a group that helped vulnerable migrants. Dussine was found dead this morning at his home, believed to be beaten with an iron rod as he slept. Migrants, who Dussine was hosting, sounded the alarm when they found the educator’s dead body, according to Ouest France.
Since the brutal murder, a young twenty-year-old Afghan migrant, who Dussine had been housing, has been arrested and placed under local police custody.
A 20-year-old Afghan migrant is facing prosecution for allegedly raping a Swedish girl under the age of 15 whose family he had lodgings with.
The incident is said to have taken place during the night of April 13th earlier this year and involved the Afghan adult sexually abusing the young girl by performing various sexual acts on her over a period of around two hours.
According to classmates, a “teacher” with Syrian nationality from the Refugee Teachers Programme grabbed a pupil in the 6th grade by the neck and pressed him against the blackboard. The reason for this is said to have been that the student allegedly did not follow a command.
Surely, the Germans will react with the utmost consideration and mercy in the coming years. After all, they were superb role models in the previous century.
Confederate statues must be torn down, but this asshole’s writings form the core of modern liberal indoctrination. pic.twitter.com/SHE31gSmHB— UNBAN “HOAXED”! (@StefanMolyneux) May 4, 2020
The media will definitely try to, somehow, blame Trump for all this mess but that image about the panic level completely misses the big picture.
- Assuming that the data is correct, the mortality rate of H1N1 was 0.021%. This means that 1 person out of every 4,876 infected would die from the virus.
- Today, the mortality rate of the Coronavirus is at a staggering 4%. This means that 1 person out of every 25 infected is dying from this virus. COVID-19 is, at the moment, 195 times more lethal than H1N1.
Or in other words: If COVID-19 infects 60 million people in America, then more will die from it than the total number of Americans who were killed in all the US wars combined. This virus has the potential to be more lethal for America than all her wars over 250 years.
When my wife and I got off the plane, 18 years ago, to adopt our first daughter, we were taken aback by the split pants. Split pants are (or at least were, back then) pants the children wear that are open in the crotch area. That allows them to urinate or defecate unobstructed, onto the street or wherever they may be. The theory is that eventually they will learn to “aim it at the toilet” or something to that effect.
And it gets worse from there.
When the Brits left India in 1947, the giant area was broken up into two separate countries: India and Pakistan. Why? Because the Muslims wanted their own nation! Now, 70 years later, the few Muslims in India have grown in numbers and power to demand ... their own nation!
The Hindus in India made a huge mistake in the late 1940s. They should have told every single Muslim in India: You've got your own country. So, please, fuck off.
Instead, the Muslims were appeased. They have already peeled off Pakistan (today, that would be Pakistan and Bangladesh) and now they want another slice of India. This is what happens when you try to appease evil. You condemn future generations to a bigger and bloodier conflict.
An Indian minister known for fiery and inflammatory rhetoric has declared that India’s Muslims should have been shipped to Pakistan at the time of partition in 1947, arguing the move would have saved the country a lot of trouble. [...]
“It is the time to commit ourselves to the nation. Before 1947, [Muhammad Ali] Jinnah pushed for an Islamic nation. It was a big lapse by our ancestors that we're paying the price for,” Singh said.
Speaking at The Independent Woodstock Literary Festival, Frank Dikötter, a Hong Kong-based historian, said he found that during the time that Mao was enforcing the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in an effort to catch up with the economy of the Western world, he was responsible for overseeing "one of the worst catastrophes the world has ever known".
Mr Dikötter, who has been studying Chinese rural history from 1958 to 1962, when the nation was facing a famine, compared the systematic torture, brutality, starvation and killing of Chinese peasants to the Second World War in its magnitude. At least 45 million people were worked, starved or beaten to death in China over these four years; the worldwide death toll of the Second World War was 55 million.
The Communist Chinese slaughtered 31,000 people per day during peacetime compared to a daily average of 25,000 dead during the six years of the most lethal war in history.
Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, and Mao's China were The Big Three Calamities of the 20th century. They were all socialists or, if you prefer, communists. The semantics don't matter to the tens of millions who were murdered.
It's that people don't learn from history.
They tried this in Russia and China. Tens of millions died pic.twitter.com/BUr3VL0CzN— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) 5 December 2019
This time it'll be different!
“It would be great to have a revolution but there are too many people on the other side with guns.” - Some Boomer libs at table next to me saying how they are communists.— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) 29 October 2019
We must preserve the Second Amendment!
After the communists took over in Russia about a hundred years ago, they would enter towns in the Ukraine region and demand a set amount of their future crops or else. The big problem was that the communists were "asking" for more than 100% of their food. It was simply impossible for the poor farmers to comply.
Result? Arrests, public executions, and famine.
It's not enough to know about things. It's not even enough to know how to maintain them. It is vital to learn how to design, develop, and build things if civilized society is to be preserved.
That reminds me of this hauntingly beautiful line:
Much that once was is lost, For none now live who remember it.
The Junior Classics campaign is going extremely well, having hit 300 percent of goal in less than 24 hours. You can acquire a digital set, a hardcover set, or a deluxe leatherbound set by backing the campaign.
You can back the campaign here. I'll buy the hardcovers in the future but I couldn't help getting the digital editions now since they're so shockingly inexpensive.
An African man pushed a German mother and her child in front of a high speed train. The mother survived but helplessly watched her eight-year-old son get murdered.
I won't blame the Germans in the slightest when they start attacking both their own traitorous politicians as well as the migrants welcomed by them. And that's definitely "when", not "if". Nor will I fault that mother if she goes after every single CDU politician with a woodchipper. Their idiotic virtue-signaling has led directly to unthinkable horrors for the German nation.
Just looking at the history of the last one hundred years should be enough to convince any sane person that fucking with the Germans is a Very Bad Idea. Since most people are idiots, the whole world will relearn this lesson the hard way.
Most Canadians don’t know their country as well as they may think, a new poll suggests.
The survey, released in time for Canada Day, asked a random sample of 1,645 voters 10 questions from the study guide given to those looking to become Canadian citizens.
The results weren’t great. Only 12 per cent of respondents got eight or more correct answers, the threshold to pass the test. The average score was five out of 10.
Note that these are multiple choice questions!
“I did have a feeling that Canadians wouldn’t score that well and unfortunately that’s in fact the case,” Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, president of Forum Research, told CTV News Channel.
“These are things that you either should’ve studied in school, or if you didn’t grow up in Canada, taking a citizenship test, you should’ve learned about.”
Public education gets a big fat F.
I'm speechless. pic.twitter.com/R8ROkHV1Yl— Tiina Wiik 🇫🇮 (@SwanOfTuonela) 18 June 2019
HBO could have added a disabled, retarded, trans, obese Nigerian women with an eye patch to the show and the SJWs would have manufactured some other nonsense to cry about: OMG, where's the homo Asian!?
After a century of communism which resulted in the deaths of over 100 million people in the People's Republic of China, the Soviet Union, Cambodia, North Korea, and Vietnam, the new "Americans" want to bring this lovely misery to the US:
Candi CdeBaca won a runoff race last week against former Denver city council president Albus Brooks, and she did it by promising to implement communist policies “by any means necessary.”
CdeBaca was among three candidates that unseated incumbents in the Tuesday runoff, preliminary results show, and she’s already drawing comparisons to Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old who unseated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district in 2018.
The average American is most definitely under financial stress. The combination of skyrocketing tuition, horrible low wages, and insane real estate prices has left most with zero savings and, worse, debt. It's ignorant and malevolent to suggest communism, of all things, as a solution to those problems.
Good luck with teaching philosophy after that. pic.twitter.com/FkYRhf9G1J— Orwell & Goode (@OrwellNGoode) 26 March 2019
It would be amusing if these clowns were to demand the same from a history course about the Second World War. Can't study the policies of FDR, Chamberlain, Churchill (literally Hitler!), Mussolini, etc. Too White! Delete! Delete! Delete!
The entire two-year Russia collusion frenzy was based on an absolute falsehood that Donald Trump and his team had colluded with Russians to fix the 2016 election.
It’s hard to imagine a worse thing to say about someone than that they betrayed their country, that they were traitors to their own people. Yet that was the charge levelled at Trump in an obsessively unrelenting campaign to bring him down as President.
Today, he stands completely vindicated.
[...] I am pleased for him that he was finally exonerated of a high crime I never thought he could possibly have committed, my overwhelming feeling today is one of fury that he had to endure such a disgraceful, deceitful and concerted attack on his presidency based on nothing but a fervent desire to destroy him and his family.
Make no mistake, this was a ‘Get Trump’ mission driven by a collection of people who just couldn’t stomach the thought that he won the White House.
The media failed to see the enormous support for Donald Trump in 2016. Trump was losing big in even their worst-case scenarios for Hillary Clinton. They were so confident and oh so giddy that the election was in the bag.
Somehow, Trump won. He didn't serve in the military. He never held elected office before. For the first time in American history, such a man had won the US presidential election! But the media didn't bother reporting diligently on this amazing historical event. Instead, they immediately latched on to the Democrat-manufactured RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! story.
Basically, the media shifted from lying about how Trump had no chance to win the election to lying about how he got help from those nefarious Russians to win the election. They just couldn't look in the mirror and admit that they were utterly wrong. Now, the whole world can see that it was all lies.
I can see him now on the stump, declaring: ‘I delivered on defeating ISIS, I delivered on the economy - and I crushed the fake news attempt to destroy me on Russia collusion.’
The God-Emperor will emerge victorious again.
How to destroy a country:— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) 24 March 2019
1. Import groups destined to underperform on average.
2. Relentlessly indoctrinate them that the only reason for their underperformance is that white people hate them.
3. Create an angry underclass dependent on government cash.
4. Run out of money. https://t.co/nqdnyR7DIk
It's only a question of when we'll hit Stage 4. My bet would be during the 2030s. Though, it's possible that the elites delay the chaos for a few more years. 2050 at the latest. America has, at most, three decades left. Soon, North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia will erupt in multiple wars. The total body count will be over 200 million dead. This will be the most catastrophic event of the 21st century.
The strategic American military system for moving troops, weapons, and supplies over long distances has decayed significantly and needs rapid upgrading to be ready for any future war with China or Russia, according to a report by the Pentagon's Defense Science Board.
This part caught my eye:
The report warned that American military readiness in recent decades "has severely decayed" as the result of budget cuts, misaligned funding priorities, a lack of incentives to protect the defense industrial base, and insufficient wargaming.
"Insufficient wargaming"? Oh, the US military simply ignores the harsh reality:
In 2002, the U.S. military tapped Lt. Gen. Paul Van Riper to lead the red opposing forces of the most expensive, expansive military exercise in history. He was put in command of an inferior Middle Eastern-inspired military force. His mission was to go against the full might of the American armed forces. In the first two days, he sank an entire carrier battle group.
That magnificent general showed that a knowledgeable, determined, and high-IQ adversary could kill tens of thousands of American soldiers and sink billions of dollars of military equipment in a few days with conventional weapons.
Did the American military learn from that epic and humiliating failure? Nope. They rigged the war game to have the US "win" at the end. Also, the Russians and the Chinese have learned a lot about US tactics and weaknesses over the last two decades. Logistics is only one small part of the problem.
Rule #1 of the modern world: Don't fuck with America. Apparently, this Chinese admiral didn't get that memo:
Luo Yuan, rear admiral in the People’s Liberation Army Navy, the deputy secretary-general of the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences, and a well-known hawk, was invited to attend a meeting in Shenzhen on December 20 and delivered a speech regarding the current Sino–U.S. relationship. [...]
In his speech, Luo Yuan strongly advocated that China should respond with “asymmetric counterattacks.” That is, “use my strength to attack the enemy’s shortcomings. Strike at what the enemy fears. Focus our development on the enemy’s soft spot.”
Okay. Any specific suggestion?
Luo suggested using a missile to sink one U.S. ship and cause 5,000 casualties, and two with 10,000 casualties. “Let’s see if the U.S. is afraid or not.”
(Laughs.) How did such a staggeringly ignorant and stupid person attain such a high position in China? Sink two ships, murder thousands, and then "let's see if the U.S. is afraid or not"!? There are people alive today who witnessed what happened the last time when an Asian power sank American ships. Hiroshima and Nagasaki happened.
Also, Russia, India, and Japan won't stand with China after the foolish attack on America. China will be surrounded by enemies or, at best, neutrals. That will cripple their exports-heavy economy.
The country’s National Assembly approved a proposal to change the constitution to make the so-called reforms legal in a vote of 183 to 77.
This paves the way for land to be taken from farmers without giving any kind of compensation.
According to local reports, Economic Freedom Fighters MP Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi argued land grabs must go ahead as she declared: “Your time is up, white people”.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has previously defended his radical plans, saying they are necessary for equality.
The slogan of shitholes: Theft is necessary for equality!
Better to own up to who you tend to envy.— Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) 1 December 2018
Umberto Eco, a man of yuuge erudition.
His library, Milan. pic.twitter.com/rVT1sLzja1
Umberto Eco's first novel, The Name of the Rose, is fantastic.
A glimpse into the future of Europe.
The Kalasha aren’t being forcibly converted to Islam, but the pressure upon them is high: “When a Muslim teacher warns you that you’re an infidel and will be burned in hell, a kid can’t evade this threatening influence. I was told by my Muslim teachers to read [Islamic verses] that say it is compulsory to become a Muslim. But we don’t pressure our youths about our Kalasha beliefs.”
Their ancestors are rumored to be the soldiers of Alexander the Great. Those Macedonians settled in the region. After centuries of a relentless, evil religion, only a few thousand non-Muslim Kalasha are left. It's sad and tragic. Muslims seek devastation and annihilation when they are in the majority. Pakistan has gone from 23% non-Muslim in 1947 to maybe 3% non-Muslim today.