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Initial Thoughts on Real Significance of GameStop Short-Sell Squeeze

January 28, 2021 19 comments

In the past few days the intertubes have been full of news and opinion about the GameStop short-sell squeeze. The very short version is that a lot of normal people who spend too much time on the internet have decided to buy shares of that corporation to raise its price thereby squeezing a couple of large hedge funds who were shorting that particular stock. While this series of events would, as late as 2014, might not have had any long-term significance- we live in 2021. As I have mentioned in more than one of my previous posts, the context and background of events matters far more than the event itself.

Consider the fact that there were many attempts at political assassinations of royals in late 19th century Europe, with more than a few being successful. However only one, in the early 20th century, set off WW1. The key to understanding why all those other royal assassinations did not start a world war while that one did is to appreciate that the later occurred against the background of a peculiar set and mixture of social, economic, political, ideological, geopolitical and technological conditions which did not exist for all those other ones. Or think about how all of numerous revolts within east-European countries in the late- 1940s, 50s and 60s were easily put down by USSR but they were unable to do so in the late-1980s.

My point is that the background against which seemingly a insignificant event plays out make all the difference if it turns out to be a proverbial flash in the pan or presages something much larger. AS many of you know, I have long held the opinion that GFC of 2008 was the official beginning of the end for West. To quickly recap, that event destroyed the faith of people in meritocracy and competence of western ‘elites’ as well as making it impossible for them to return back to their pre-2008 view of how the world worked. The immediate aftermath of that event also marked the point when China’s economy (in real terms) finally surpassed USA.

It is no exaggeration to say that many events which have occurred all over the world since then, including Brexit vote of 2015 and Trump’s election in 2016, would not have occurred without the background of GFC and its persistent second and third order effects. But what does any of this have to do with people on social media banding together to short-squeeze hedge funds trying to make money by shorting shares of GameStop? For starters, consider the background against which this event is occurring and the reaction by ‘elites’ thus far. As most of you know, the background for this event is even darker than the GFC of 2008.

Over the past ten, or so, months a ever-expanding series of very inappropriate reactions by western governments and ‘elites’ to the COVID-19 pandemic have caused unprecedented levels of job and livelihood loss in addition to massive social disruption without any worthwhile effect on the spread of that disease. I would go so far as to say that overreaction and mal-reaction to this pandemic has caused many times the damage caused by it. An increasing percentage of the population of many Western countries has lost all residual trust in the governments that which rule those countries and, far more importantly, the institutions which support them. In this country, there is the additional issue of the 2020 presidential election.

It is no secret than only a minority of republican voters believe the “official” results of 2020 election- and for good reason. Not only did the MSM manufacture an endless parade of fake scandals to damage Trump from the moment he was elected in 2016 but it is now clear that the deep state and large corporations went out of their way to sabotage Trump- even when he tried to do stuff that was actually good. The way internet monopolies conspired with each other to de-platform Trump after January 6 have not helped either and let us not forget that he received almost 75 million votes in 2020. Between that and the government’s extremely ineffectual and disjointed response to the pandemic, it is no surprise that any residual legitimacy of institutions has taken a even larger hit in USA than other western countries.

And let us not even go into how the obvious lies and bullshit peddled by ‘liberal’ institutions from the FDA, CDC, MSM to teacher unions and democrat-led local governments in many states have screwed up things much more than Trump. Long story short, there is a massive and rapidly growing trust deficit among the majority of people in this country towards pretty much every single major institution and all of this is occurring against the background of depression-like economic conditions. Which brings us to the performance of stock market over the past 10 months in contrast to the rest of economy.

As you all know, the trillions of dollars pumped by government into the financial sector and large corporations over past 10 months has caused a massive increase in both their stock prices and wealth. It does not help that this is occurring at same time as the unwillingness of government to do anything worthwhile to help most people. In a previous post, I wrote about how financialization is the cause of brick-and-mortar retail in this country. Now put all of this together and you will understand why hedge-funds trying to short the shares of GameStop, a company which represented the old way of doing business, elicited the response it did. It is not a coincidence that the internet mob went after hedge-funds trying to short shares of AMC- another business representing the older way of doing things.

In my opinion, what we are seeing right now (everything from Brexit 2015 and Trump 2016 to ongoing anti-lockdown protests and riots in many countries +internet driven short-squeezing of hedge funds) represent steps towards a final and irreversible collapse of public belief in, and legitimacy of, institutions in Western countries. All of this is very reminiscent of what happened within east-European countries in the 1970s and 1980s. Think about it.. this country now has a visibly senile leader leading a bunch of equally senile people supported by small army of careerist apparatchiks who have no talent beyond being parasites and hiding their incompetence behind a facade of bullshit wordiness.

What do you think? Comments?

Posts about Financialism, Totalitarianism and Media Echo Chambers

January 23, 2021 4 comments

Here are links to three posts by three different authors about Financialism, Totalitarianism and Media Echo Chambers. I posted them for two reasons. For starters, I am feeling a bit lazy today. But the other reason is that these articles largely mirror what I think on those issues.

The first post goes into some detail about one of the most important reasons why China has displaced USA as the country that manufactures the most stuff. The authors of this piece point out that USA and most western economies are now centered around reant and rent-seeking, which is quite different from how things used to be even forty years ago.

The Consequences of Moving from Industrial to Financial Capitalism

Housing in the United States now absorbs about 40 percent of the average worker’s paycheck. There’s 15 percent taken off the top of paychecks for pensions, Social Security and for Medicare. Further medical insurance adds more to the paycheck, income taxes and sales taxes add about another 10 percent. Then you have student loans and bank debt. So basically, the American worker can only spend about one third of his or her income on buying the goods and services they produce. All the rest goes into the FIRE sector — the finance, insurance and real estate sector — and other monopolies. And essentially, we became what’s called a rent-seeking economy, not a productive economy. So, when people in Washington talk about American capitalism versus Chinese socialism this is confusing the issue. What kind of capitalism are we talking about?

The second linked post is about widespread social atomization and loneliness are a necessary precondition for the emergence of totalitarianism. As many of you know, I have also written extensively about the negative effects of widespread social atomization in the past.

Where Loneliness can Lead

Arendt’s answer was: because loneliness radically cuts people off from human connection. She defined loneliness as a kind of wilderness where a person feels deserted by all worldliness and human companionship, even when surrounded by others. The word she used in her mother tongue for loneliness was Verlassenheit – a state of being abandoned, or abandon-ness. Loneliness, she argued, is ‘among the most radical and desperate experiences of man’, because in loneliness we are unable to realise our full capacity for action as human beings. When we experience loneliness, we lose the ability to experience anything else; and, in loneliness, we are unable to make new beginnings.

The third linked article is about the media in this country (and more broadly the west) has given up all pretensions of not being an extension of the current system and status quo. To make matters worse, almost everyone in the MSM ecosystem now either comes from a sheltered and incestuous ‘elite’ class or desperately aspires to join them.

The Echo Chamber Era

A day after Joe Biden’s inauguration, the headline in Axios read: “Trust in media hits a new low.” Felix Salmon wrote that “for the first time ever, fewer than half of all Americans have trust in traditional media.” The Edelman survey showed overall faith in the press dropping to 46%. The traditional explanation for this phenomenon is that Republicans hate the press a lot, but Democrats just a little. The Axios story bore this out somewhat, as only 18% of Republicans reported trusting media, versus 57% of Democrats. Still, 57% of half your potential audience is nothing to brag about, when you’re in the trust business. Other numbers, like 56% of respondents believing journalists are “purposely trying to mislead people,” or 58% thinking that “most news organizations are more concerned with supporting an ideology… than with informing the public” are more ominous.

What do you think? Comments?

Two Funny and Very Topical YouTube Comedy Skits from Ryan Long

January 21, 2021 2 comments

A few months ago, I posted a link to a funny YouTube clip about all the similarities between ‘woke’ losers and plain old racists. Here are a couple more clips from the same channel.

The first clip, from about 5 months ago, is about how liberal internet personalities (such as pro-establishment bloggers, podcasters, influencers etc) will struggle to make content about anything else once in the aftermath of a Trump defeat. This one proved to be prophetic.

The second one is about how most corporations, but especially in Silicon Valley, promote superficial and meaninglessness “diversity” which is actually a form of conformism. Says a lot about the current state of corporations involved in producing entertainment that they cannot even match output quality of moderately well-known YouTube channels.

Enjoy! Comments?

NSFW Links: Jan 20, 2021

January 20, 2021 Leave a comment

These links are NSFW. Will post something more intellectual tomorrow.

Topless Beach Cuties : Dec 23, 2020 – Topless beach cuties with obvious breast implants.

Slim Beach Cuties : Dec 26, 2020 – Slim topless cuties on the beach.

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Impeaching Trump, for the Second Time, is an Even Stupider Idea

January 17, 2021 18 comments

In my previous post, I listed the major reasons why banning Trump from Twitter (and other american-owned social media platforms) was an incredibly stupid and short-sighted idea. In this one, I will go into the many reasons why trying to impeach Trump for the second time is an even stupider idea. Having said that.. I am not surprised that the delusional losers aka democrats would come up with such a brain fart. Just look at what they have been doing for the past thirty years, but especially the past five. Anyway, here are the reasons..

1] Trump received over 74 million votes in 2020 (8 million more than 2016) in spite of a huge and sustained propaganda effort by MSM over past four years which included making up many dozens of nonexistent “scandals” in addition to his highly incompetent managing of response to COVID-19 pandemic. Even after he “officially” lost the election, Trump had no problems getting tens of thousands of enthusiastic supporters to attend his rallies. Anyone who believes that this guy does not have a massive base or that his supporters will desert him in aftermath of that over-hyped January 6 riot in DC is highly delusional aka a democrat.

As I also mentioned in my previous post, it is worth noting that Trump has a far larger base of support among people who work in (or have worked in) the armed services, police and other paramilitary services. If you think that trying to impeach him a second time won’t further piss off and rile up those sorts of people, I have a bridge to sell you. When (not if) push comes to shove, I would bet on the trained guys with guns prevailing over lanyard wearing pencil-dick aspie dweebs from Northern California. Banning him from american-owned social media outlets has only helped Trump further by making him look like a martyr. Don’t be surprised if parts of this post seem similar to the previous one, because the stuff they are talking about are being driven by very similar underlying factors.

It does not help that democratic party and its associated public personalities such as MSM presstitutes, incompetent but credentialed “experts” etc have vociferously supported useless ‘lockdowns’ and school closures which have ruined the lives of many millions of younger people. Does anybody thinks that this will somehow increase the vote-share of democrats in 2022 and 2024 elections? Far more likely, democrats are going to get wiped out in 2022 elections to levels that are unthinkable to most people right now. Trying to impeach Trump, a second time, is only going to make him more popular than he is right now. And the guy who comes after Orange Man is going to be far more competent and systematic than him.

2] Trying to impeach Trump, for a second time, shows how incompetent, desperate and scared the democratic party has become. It is no secret that attempts at presidential impeachment have lost their power due to their frequent use in recent decades. Remember when they tried to impeach Clinton in late 1990s.. how did that turn out? Did it crimp his ability to make money or hurt his popularity after leaving office in early-2001? And did the first attempt to impeach Trump hurt his ability to get the republican nomination or receive a record number of votes in 2020 elections? Why would any sane person think that a second attempt at impeachment would achieve more? And it is not different this time around..

The socio-economic conditions which caused the rise of Trump have become more dominant in past four years. Trump was, if anything, a trailer for the sort of person who is going to rise to power in the next few years. If you think that more ineffectual impeachments and attempts to harass Trump by starting bogus investigations via the NY state attorney’s office is going to stop a future american Caesar, you are probably a democrat moron. Yes.. you read that right. The person who will inherit Trump’s coalition and use it to successfully grab power is not going to play by the rules of credentialed sissy-boys aka democrats. More ineffectual exercises of their imaginary powers will only speed up the appearance of an american Caesar.

To make matters worse, if that is possible, democrats have no plan or desire to address the socio-economic factors which caused the rise of Trump. Instead they are focusing on identity politic issues and virtue display bullshit which will results in them antagonizing even more voters in non-coastal states. They are just like the decrepit European royal families which were destroyed in aftermath of WW1. Also, trying to prevent Trump from running for election again will have no effect on the now almost inevitable rise of an american Caesar. In fact, Trump was accidentally the best chance of blocking an american Caesar because though he was a incompetent moron Trump had enough popular support to compete with and stop the rise of a competent fascist. Funny how these things work..

3] In the aftermath of that January 6 riot in DC, the dumbfucks (aka democrats) are trying to start another ‘War on Terror 2.0’ combined with a Patriot Act 2.0- which is darkly comic since this country lost the ‘War on Terror 1.0’. If you think otherwise, just look at how the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan turned into a spectacular and costly defeat. The same “geniuses” who cheerlead the failed ‘war on Terror 1.0’ in middle-eastern countries are now clamoring for a domestic ‘War and Terror 2.0’. Given that they seem hell-bent on persecuting over 40% of the people in this country (and over 95% of those with military experience and guns), this cannot end well for democrats. It is almost like these delusional dummies aka establishment democrats are trying to accidentally kickstart a second civil war, but one which takes the form of a decentralized insurgency. This cannot end well..

If democrats had any brains, they would have treated the January 6 riot in DC as if it was just another poorly organized riot by a bunch of incompetent bozos- which is exactly what it was! But the dumbfucks think that pretending this poorly organized riot was some serious threat to the republic will allow them to seize power, spite Trump and persecute his supporters. The numbnuts are doing this despite the fact that a majority of republicans did not see that riot as unjustified or a “threat to democracy”. As I mentioned earlier in this post, over 74 million people voted for Trump barely two months ago and they did that in spite of a 5-year long MSM campaign against him. If the dummies in democrat party think that persecuting his supporters (aka majority of registered republican voters) does not carry the inevitable risk 0f serious blowback, they are hallucinating.

It should also be pointed that trying to impeach Trump for a second time and/or trying to persecute him through spurious legal cases filed by prosecutors in democrat-run states such as NY will almost inevitably destroy whatever little credibility those institutions have in rest of country. To put it bluntly, any path taken by democrats other than ignoring Orange Man AND addressing the broader socio-economic factors behind his rise will result in a very large-scale backlash which that decrepit party and its stooges won’t be able to handle. Based on the way things are going, it is obvious that the dumbfucks have made their choice. The next four years might be even more ‘interesting’ than the past four.

What do you think? Comments?

Banning Trump from Twitter is a Very Stupid and Short-Sighted Idea

January 9, 2021 26 comments

As all of you know by now, Trump being banned from multiple american corporate-owned social-media networks such as Twatter, FakeBook, ThotGram etc. You must also be aware that many LIEbral retards are celebrating this short-sighted decision. In any case, here is a post, written without flowery language and obscure analogies, to show you why this was an very stupid and dangerous decision with huge potential for ‘unintended consequences’.

1] Trump got almost 75 million votes in 2020 election in spite of a four-year long campaign of demonization by the MSM, Liberals and despite his inept handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is a pretty significant number of voters in this country and going somebody who could get than many votes in a presidential election at a time of massive political polarization is a really bad idea, because you have just created enemies out of tens of millions who did not have to pissed off any more than they already are. And let us be realistic.. Trump is, and has been, an entertaining clown or troll without the balls or mental ability to put together even a simple Munich beer-hall putsch. He almost exclusively implemented milquetoast republican policies (endless tax cuts, appointing conservative judges, trying to cut medicare/medicaid and supporting “law enforcement”) than anything which was even vaguely radical.

Banning this entertaining clown from Twitter and other american-owned social media networks makes him appear far more capable and important than he is in reality. Also, banning him provides support very strong support for his opt-repeated contention that he was the victim of a systemic deep-state and corporate LIEbral conspiracy. In my opinion, the incestous and incompetent LIEBral idiots in deep-state should have just ignored him or treated him like the entertaining troll he was. But now they have provided extensive conformation and validation to many of his more outlandish claims. Do you really think that Trump will have less credibility if you ban him from american-owned social media sites? If you do think like that, read some history and have your head examined. These actions achieve the exact opposite of the goal.

2] Trump’s followers and supporters are heavily represented in the military and law enforcement, both as ex- or current members. They are also heavily represented in people who work with their hands rather than the effeminnate keyboard jockeys, impotent code-writers in Bay Area, suburban white moms working office jobs and other diphits who don’t posses the means, background, experience or physical ability to perpetrate real violence. There is a reason why all successful revolutions in human history have been backed by men who knew how to use weapons and were not shy about killing. To put it blunty, the vast majority of people capable and willing to commit actual violence do-er types are not on the side of Democrats and LIEbrals. And this not the 1990s or early-2000s when most white conservatives believed that the government was on their side.

To make matters worse, the systemic socio-economic factors which led to rise of Trump have not gone way. In fact, the conditions of many have gotten worse, largely due to thoughtless lockdowns and school closures led by LIEbral politicians and democratic party associated unions and PMCs. In other words, things are about to get a whole lot crazier because the movement which catapulted Trump to presidency in 2016 is still there and in many ways stronger than it was in the past. Now combine that with the the fact that this group has a virtual monopoly on capability and ability for real violence. While Trump does not have the brain or balls to use his popular support and current situation, a future american Caesar will almost certainly do that very effectively and with zero qualms.

3] I have said, above and, in more than one previous post- the next person to use Trump’s coalition to seize power won’t be as stupid and incompetent as Trump. And there is a history for this dynamic throughout human history where the first attempts to overthrow a dying regime are often headed by incompetent people who fail but then they get replaced by smart and competent people who actually know how to use strategy and violence. Caesar was not the first roman consul with vision of becoming an emperor or who tried to become one. Napoleon was not the first french military general with visions of becoming emperor in aftermath of French Revolution. Mussolini and Hitler failed more than once before succeeding. I predict the next few years will see the rise a competent american Caesar- and it won’t be pretty. And make no mistake, a significant minority of american population (who have the majority of weapons and weapon training) are going to rally behind such a guy. The current democratic coalition of old black people and credentialed white paper-pushers living in a few urban and suburban areas have no real chance of prevailing against a competent american Caesar who commands the loyalty of his armed followers.

4] One of the most clever scenes from an early season of TV adaptation of “Game of Thrones” goes as follows: the much-hated juvenile idiot king aka Joffrey Lannister is shouting “I am the King” towards his uncle. At this point his grandfather (the true power behind throne) calmly tells him that “any man who must say I am the king is no true king”. The point is that anyone who has to justify their power by invoking external factors such as credentials, lineage, job-title etc has no real power. Similarly any person or entity who has to justify their power by appeals to external factors or the status-quo rather than actual control has only an illusory and tenuous grasp on power. It is no secret that current status of LIEbrals and Professional Managerial Class (PMCs) owes everything to others willing to go along with the charade.

Let me explain how this applies to the topic of our discussion. When the Chinese government censors people, ideas or opinions it does not like- it simply does it. That is possible because, unlike the corporate class in the west, it has real power and wields it appropriately. But that is only part of the story. The real reason why they have both this power and support from its population is that unlike their western counterparts, the Chinese government has been able to deliver almost magical improvements in the quality of life for its citizens in past four decades. In compassion, the past few decades in western countries (especially USA) have been marked by economic stagnation and reversal of fortunes for over 90% of their populations. To put it another way, people go along with some high-handedness only as long as the system can deliver a good lifestyle and hope of a better future.

The Chinese system also has far more internal accountability and constant fine-tuning than the american corporatist system. There is a reason why so many people have come to hate Amazon, FaceBook, Google and other software-based tech companies (Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Yelp etc) over the past decade. While the reason for their hatred varies from loss of their small business, loss of stable jobs, high-handed behavior etc, it does not take a genius to figure out that any rising Caesar will use the growing hatred of average people for these tech monopolies and oligopolies to either nationalize them or break them up- and we are already seeing early signs of this trend on the republican side among younger legislators. Ironically, the Chinese government pursues corporate anti-monopoly practices to prevent this outcome than their impotent and corrupted western counterparts.

5] It is also worth pointing out that the poorly though lockdowns and shutdown in response to COVOD-19 pandemic have caused large long-term job losses in addition to massive damage to small- and medium- sized business. Given that these lockdowns and shutdowns were mostly championed by Democrats, LIEbrals, certain unions and the PMCs- you can bet that the rapidly building public anger will cause a lot of damage to Democratic part’s electoral prospects in 2022. If you don’t believe, just read a bit about how Democrats went from their 2008 win to an almost total complete rout in 2010. Inability to deliver on needs of voters is not a winning strategy regardless of how many non-white and female faces you put on the ballot. Trump lost in 2020 because he could not deliver on his 2016 promises and Obama barely scraped through in 2012 because the Republicans managed to nominate someone (Romney) who was even more repulsive than him.

Given the inability of Democrats to learn from history, You can bet that they will try to push highly unpopular polices ranging from criminalizing domestic dissent, new gun control laws, climate change scams, shoring up the wreck known as Obamacare and a lot of other stuff which will piss off too many people. Those idiots will also push their “diversity” and “trans-rights” bullshit scaring off even more white voters living in non-coastal areas. And they will try to do all of this without providing any serious economic relief or compensation to the tens of millions whose entire lives have been destroyed by their stupid and bad policies they had championed. If you think that non-white and non-black voters are a captive democratic constituency, you are about to have a rude awakening. You do know that the vast majority of Hispanics in this country do not see themselves as People of Color (POC).. right?

To summarize, the LIEBral corporatist establishments idea to ban Trump from major social media outlets (especially before his term ran out) was an incredibly stupid and short-sighted decision which transforms that troll clown into a legitimate political martyr who was the victim of a conspiracy to steal the election from him. These idiots have thus given Trump what he, by himself, could never have achieved- real legitimacy for his claims. In addition to this , they have accidentally cleared the pathway for the rise of a real and competent american Caesar who will end up crushing their proverbial necks when he gains power. Way to go.. dumbfucks!

What do you think? Comments?

ShitShow of Jan 6th in Washington, D.C. was Entertaining.. Wasn’t it?

January 6, 2021 16 comments

As many of you know, today’s pro-Trump protests in DC took some rather interesting turns, both literally and metaphorically. Here is a quick montage of the more infamous photographs from the shitshow floating on various social media sites. While these protests caused little real physical damage, the reputational damage to LIEbral scam promoted by this country in rest of world is considerable. These protests are also a teaser trailer of the sort of stuff we will see in 2021, because of the consequences of COVID-19 related shutdowns such as persistent high unemployment,small-business closures and bankruptcies etc.

What do you think? Comments?

NSFW Links: Jan 4, 2021

January 4, 2021 1 comment

These links are NSFW. Will post something more intellectual tomorrow.

Spanking Art: Dec 1, 2020 – Drawings of cuties in stockings getting spanked.

Amateur Beach Cuties: Dec 7, 2020 – Amateur beach cuties wearing only hats and caps.

3D Spanking Toons: Dec 14, 2020 – Toons of star wars and sci-fi cuties getting spanked.

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