Woke capitalism

The theme of this topic at Ammodotcom is in the url:

https://ammo.com/articles/woke-capitalism-how-huge-corporations-demonstrate-status-by-endorsing-political-radicalism

… but they’re quick to add:

This isn’t to say that there is a massive Gramscian conspiracy with thousands of members. Such a thing would be completely impossible to prove or disprove. However, the kernel of the idea has taken root, in part thanks to bona fide promotion in academia, and in part because it simply seems to have largely been a successful operation.

Yes and no.  There is most certainly a huge push by the UN and EU and it has certain ideas embedded – one is the replacement of Europeans in Europe [remember, the above was written by an American so he’s not completely au fait with this, though he has his own illegals issue over there], another is depopulation of those very non-Caucasians being herded in, plus the elderly, plus any other non-Aryan unproductives in their eyes, plus the corruption and sexual enslavement of children and I don’t just mean the paedo cabal – I mean the twisting of kids’ values in schools and colleges, plus the breakdown in parenting.

If you want to see examples, these blogs and many others carry articles on all those issues. Plus the climate scam is just that, the IPCC utter bunkum, plus general loss of integrity and ethics in society. You’d really need to be in that river in Egypt to continue in denial over these things … or else you’re committed to an agenda.

Assumptions about pundits

Just because I don’t play the stock market does not mean I’m agin it and were I any good at it, I’d be doing it – I did start around twenty years of age with help from a major player who lived next door, intermittently since then, also having a flutter on the races and one-armed bandits. I had a portfolio until fifteen years ago.

Just because I can’t go into a smoke-filled room because it sets off the rhinitis and mild bronchitis, does not mean I’m agin pubs, quite the opposite and I’d certainly have a pint or eight in a beer garden in convivial company.

Just because I am labelled centre-right or by the left – far right – does not mean I’m not concerned with the environment – flora, fauna, rain forests, the North Yorks heather – I’m very much concerned with those.  Absolutely detest animal cruelty of any kind, which is why halal needs to be banned immediately, as well as FGM.  Does not make me a Greenie though, capitalised, because of all the other things roped into that.

Our positions are not always uniformly according to party line and yes, I for one plead guilty to being a radical dissident from the party line and that’s a mindset.  Yet I’m as loyal as the next man to the various clubs I’ve been part of, one does not betray one’s roots – it’s part of that ethics thing.  Which does not make us goody goodies, more like reformed sinners.

Now we’ve got that out of the way, let’s look once more at this statement found by and posted at N.O. some days back:

The tactic of those bstds on the other side has been to push us, polarise us into ever more hardline positions, contrary to our earlier positions which were more often than not non-positions – we never really thought about them all that much.

Let me put it even more simply – we do NOT like being told what to think and feel, especially if you then come in threatening us with £3200 fines for non-compliance.  Same goes for your Gates/Hancock vaccines.

Let me say it over and over and over – CENTRE right, that’s what many of us essentially are.

The much abused term classical-liberal in other words, but because of the second word in there which has been hijacked by the left – Americans almost all use the term as a pejorative while the word actually means liberty, freedom, a good thing and one the Founding Fathers were all about.

It’s now taken to mean the opposite – command and control by the state – it’s been twisted by the socialists to mean the opposite of what it did mean, it   means, today, banning this and that, controlling every person’s private life.

The term classical-liberal means freedom to make your own home and family, grow your own business,  pursue your own projects, do your own thinking … as long as this is not harmful to your own people, to your neighbours, not directly harmful.  It is not egalitarian in that different people have different skill levels, though we support equality of opportunity as an ideal.  Such a society picks up the slack on those who are genuinely unable, it’s not entirely without compassion. More often, families have dealt with these things, with infractions dealt with by the constabulary.

Directly harmful includes someone moving in next door and playing bombastic ‘music’ night and day, it includes an extended family of a dozen moving in next door and going about their street violence – that’s directly harmful.  Not harmful means a dad, mum, two kids moving in and either they’re ‘of us’ or else they accept the rules of the society as it was.

Thus no issue with the Chinese doctor down the road, the Mexican professor … unless that professor is into the world breakdown agenda. And in small numbers.

All this is just par for the course, it’s obvious.

And we want the state staying right out of our private lives because anything the state touches, it wrecks.

Why the world agenda must be killed off

There are two agendas – one is the UN/EU/ruling cabal agenda which manifests itself in the word Woke and is global in scope, a cover word for destruction of civilised society, of the nation.  The other is Islam and make no mistake on that [countless posts passim].

The Ammodotcom article is on how the corporate world has seemingly embraced the first of those agendas and included the second – and why it has:

It’s a rather strange claim of the American far left that their interests are opposed to that of corporate America, because there’s virtually no evidence to support it. Quite the contrary:

During the wave of Black Lives Matter rioting that took place during the early summer of 2020, American corporations marched in lockstep. Not only did they use social media to swear fealty to this political movement, but they also made massive internal changes in conformity with BLM propaganda.

It’s called “woke capitalism” and while it’s not necessarily new, it’s certainly more prevalent than it ever has been. The term itself was coined by conservative editorial writer Ross Douthat in 2018. He succinctly summed up what woke capitalism is: superficial nods toward cultural leftism that allow the company to do what it really exists to do – make money.

You might be confused or think that there’s something ironic or askew about major corporations backing supposed “rebel” ideologies. However, this stems from a very surface understanding of the topic. When we delve deeper into it, the motivation for large corporations siding with ostensibly “anti-capitalist” groups will come clearly into focus.

The rest of course can be read over there.

Free enterprise in itself is not unlike electricity, fire, guns – it is inanimate, it does not have social conscience, it’s a tool, the humans using it are those with the social consciences and that’s another issue altogether.

Just what is the last resort?

This is part two of two.

First, our terms used, because what about pre-Marx?  The issues were similar in the French Revolution, not at the official level but because of what was really going on as a result of Voltaire, of the assault on Notre Dame and so on.

Recenty, I saw a talk by Adam Piggott in Oz, William Briggs strikes me as a similar chappy, I’ve also wondered what makes South Africans so hard inside and not just the men – I met a South African lady once who was as hard as nails but there’s also today foolhardiness in staying on farms to be slaughtered, therefore gung-ho manliness, while certainly the only way forward according to Briggsy, also needs to be tempered by thought, education and codes of honour.

In the manner of Renaissance Man I suppose, where a man would ride, shoot and read the classics, but should also read his Bible because the world’s history is in there and lessons for the future are drawn from the follies therein of humankind.

What we really don’t want, except in a Leg-Iron post, is the notion of battle helmets and drinking the blood of our enemies from skulls …

… of feathered priests cutting the beating hearts out of prisoners, we’ll have blue-haired Karen priestesses doing front-alley post-birth abortions. The sacrifices in both cases are to the same Enemy …

It’s not just knowledge of the Bible which has gone by the wayside, it’s knowledge of anything at all where these toerags are actively replacing books, tearing down statues and never once stopping to think of the barbarians they themselves have become – supposedly educated people.

They think they’re the new summum bonum in white robes, serene and civilised but in reality, they’re just manipulated savages, the new Morlocks.

And of course, all we ourselves do on our side is talk.

Perhaps at my age, I can be cut the slack I’d not have expected at 50, still in full flow but something in the Briggs’ post and comments resonated – would you kill if necessary? And I mean even at an advanced age?

The Enemy’s plan of raising up barbarians inside the gate, instead of rousing foreign invaders, was brilliant. It’s not that the alarm against destroyers in our midst wasn’t raised, often and loudly, but that because the barbarians were, we thought, our own people, we believed they would come to see their sins and repent.

Short answer in my case is that of course, at my age, I’d leave it to the younger brigade but what if they were now entirely without oomph, with no grunt whatever? Well, I’d have to do it and especially if under fire in my own home. Were there a family to defend, then there’d be zero question of doing whatever it took.

I’m also speaking of perimeter defences in the first place, making preparations.

A bit of sense says avoid the nutters and overwhelming force on their ground and take them on one’s own terms. For example, far too often it’s two, three, maybe five, up against a mob and militarily, that is plain stoopidity.

However, this also is true:

We now pay the price of our failure to heed the warnings, itself the result of our love of comfort, fear of open conflict, and, it must be admitted, our own lapses into barbarism.

Heeding warnings requires education and a knowledge of the lessons of the unexpurgated histories.

Lapses into barbarism?  A godless man of no code of chivalry and deference to his Maker is not far away from the barbarians he seeks to civilise or quell.  Not much use if he’s out completely for himself, the code of Me Me Me.

The days of comfort and ease are over. We have to figure a way to both draw back and remain in the degrading culture simultaneously. We can’t all flee. We have to fight, but fight wisely since our enemies are much stronger.

The best way to rebel, says Landry, is to restore the tradition of manliness, cast off all vestiges of equality between the sexes, and rediscover the true understanding of the essence of men.

To a point.  Too much hup hup hup gung ho and keyboard bravado there without the accompanying education and knowledge of how things are.  Start with the core of the human, not just the man and for sure recognise the two sexes and the differences between them but also the powerful bonds if the thing is done right.

Quite agree that women should not be on the front line, that’s man’s work but women can also be in uniform as in the French Resistance, as in the Land Girls, as in Bletchley, as in Soviet sniper girls – there are just so many roles for the gals.

Shut off the noise. Eschew your thinking suppression device when going for a walk.

Amen.  Think, think, think whilst one hand is on the weapon and I do not refer to the pork sword here in front of internet porn.

The biggest problem for most of us is food. Stop eating crap. Eat meat.

Yep – a man needs meat.

Get in shape. “The human body is not meant to be overinflated skin filled with fat.

I’d add there that a man needs a project he can see through.  The seeing through part is the tricky part for me just now.

Pause and think of the relative hardness of three groups – firstly, the real barbarians pouring in and why Plod run away en masse when confronted by savages, Plod and the snowflake Antifa hard men who do not stand a chance in open battle with the first lot, then us – what we were, what we’ve softened up and become.

I was most certainly not soft in 2007, coming back from that stint in Russia, but twelve years back in flabland here with all the bitching and wimpy politics and a man loses his edge.

No one is coming to save you. You can assume the mantle of authority in your life.

Yes and no.  By comparison with the woe-is-me-edness of today, for sure.  But if the inner spirit is godless and not at one with one’s whole heritage and culture – then no amount of fitness will carry the day.  Macbeth was always going to fold against Macduff because Macduff had not sold his soul.

A lady called Sheri asked:

When someone, especially female, asked about a concealed carry class or buying a gun, the first question I ask is “Are you willing to kill another human being?” If the answer is “No” or there’s hestitation, I tell them NOT to get or carry a gun.

Absolutely – there is a thing called training too you know.  I see gung-ho girls on Twitter touting guns and would not want to be within range of them for any money.  Proper training.

The lady was castigated by a doctor about not knowing what she’d do when actually faced with it and she replied:

… it’s a psychological fact that rehearsing your reaction increases the probability of making the correct decision.

Training.  Let me say it again – training!  Yes, and then you act on instinct.  Sadly, I have to unlearn my gut instinct which has got me into trouble more than once – to insta-counter-attack.  Wiser is to assess, then fight or flight.  And do not discount flight if it is to regroup.

Trouble with that is that Plod did not do the assess part first.  Why not?  Therein lies the huge danger we’re in – none of the brainwashed realises that these savages are superior in force and strength.

The person who is committed, especially ideologically, becomes a fanatic.  I’ve quoted many times the turn of the century writer J.A. Fisher who noted that moderation in war is imbecility.  Man for man, he has the strength of three or four.  The fanatics, combined, will always win.

No code holds us together on the thinking centre-right – there is such a thing, as I was told during the blog troubles, as overthinking.

Finally, the Yes Prime Minister episode where Hacker was confronted with reality:

See Jim Hacker in the sidebar.

Why are the left so certain?

This, via Chuckles, really needs discussing:

http://www.rottenchestnuts.com/why-are-liberals-so-certain/

Thing is – they say we’re fanatically certain too and I certainly am.  I believe the things spoken in the Sermon on the Mount are the only way society can function properly, that a disconnection with our Maker and roots, our history, our heritage, is a one way trip to oblivion, that chivalry en masse can produce ladies, that allowing alien species into our land who have zero intention of assimilating but maximum intention of causing destruction and taking over – that is no different to any SF film or novel or Doctor Who early episode.

So the issue then becomes – who’s right?  The person saying what I just did or the person suffused in Narrative who says it all must come down, total destruction, and then comes Utopia, Nirvana.

Which still does not answer the question – why are they so certain?

They have a certain intellect, a dangerous thing in small quantities, and whatever the global socialist horror is that is being imposed – be it unitoilets, trannyism, whatever – it’s ALWAYS presented in terms of goodness and tolerance and thus highly appeals to the young female SJW who asks us the question – don’t we care about their lives?

Within their borders – yes, I’d like to see them live well but charity begins at home and we have enough on our plate right now.  For example, get the returned service personnel off the streets first, take care of the Rotherham girls – we have enough to be going on with here before looking at what’s happening in their countries.

And as for inviting in their problems, psychotic behaviour and diseases – why on earth would we wish to do that?

However, W.M. Briggs has a different take, the consequences of the conclusions in this post.

The unexpected enemy [2]

Just as the Boomers were a regression from the Silents, so Gen X were a swift drop again, Millennials ditto … this post-Millennial lot seem the worst yet.

Very much a steady decline, complicated by some major influxes – one is the BAME increase, whether in physical numbers or just in world influence, our kids more wedded to social media than ever, plus gaming, the empowerment of the female without any accompanying increase in talent levels and her brainwashing into believing she’s both all powerful plus victimised at the same time – something perhaps she’s learnt from the BAMEs.

Throughout my career in education, I and many others were able to observe these major changes taking place and have posted before on the shock of the older lasses in Russia at their younger sisters being different creatures altogether – what was happening was that the succumbing to world culture happened so rapidly over there, within the decade, whereas over here, it’s been basically post-war and so more boiling frog.
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Of Rumpelstiltskin, Böttger and hard-paste porcelain

This begins with Suzanne L. Marchand and her quite opinionated article in Lapham’s Quarterly on hard-paste porcelain.  She clearly can’t be a true academic as she appears to have no direct association with BLM, nor any deplatforming in universities, in particular at LSU.
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The follow up to this morning’s post

The earlier post referred to Myleene Klaas:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1242040/Myleene-Klass-warned-police-waving-illegal-kitchen-knife-intruders-garden.html

… and her issue with Plod, which was interesting because the law, in brief, is:

What we then have, as we know, is quite arbitrary enforcement of the law and two things spring to mind, the first being RIPA [2000]:
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