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Duke of Qin

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Jun 6
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and the growth phase having shifted to the looting and eventually self cannibalization phase of all human organizations.

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Jun 6
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superseded by office politicking and backtracking. Indian émigré social behaviors are sadly stem from the mother of all prisoner’s dilemmas with defect/defect behavior being the default. Growing Indian management presence is a sign of upper management not giving a fuck anymore.

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Jun 6
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It’s a sign that the responsive capacity of company bureaucracy has been exceeded and that it is now effectively too large to effectively govern. The growing presence of subcon management is a subtle tell in that responsibility has dissipated, and bottom line growth has been

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Jun 6
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A small bit of investment/employment advice. Avoid companies that show and increasing trend line in the presence of Indian low/mid level management. This is pretty much a guarantee that that organizational rot has begun to set in, and the heady days of summer are over.

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Jun 5
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Make R’lyeh Great Again. Cthulhu supports the Chinese Communist Party.

FYI, this is Falun Gong literature which inadvertantly explains why the Chinese language twitter bots all describe the CCP as the “Red Devil”. Example of the power of coordination by “intolerant minority”.

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Jun 5
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The difference is that the Christians at it today are at least honest and polite people and will go away if asked. The Liberal can never, ever leave anyone else alone.

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Jun 5
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Western reporters harassing random Chinese on the street about Tiananmen are literally proselytizers approaching people and saying “do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Savior, Liberalism”. The same sanctimonious stench, preening moral superiority, the earnestness.

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Jun 4
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His editorial assistant (i.e. person who does all the work) turned him in. It was a He despite all Asian offices of Western news agencies being staffed again primarily by women. A woman would never have turned him in, a rare male was inevitably the whistleblower.

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Jun 4
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Middle aged men (heavily Jewish) making the hiring decisions are much more receptive to outsider pretty young things pandering to their Boomer ideologies than independent minded men. Case in point the prominent Dutch reporter fired for making up Chinese interviews.

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Jun 4
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The next is what I call the Great White Filter. For an industry that espouses transparency, media employment more than most is a hotbed of favoritism and self dealing among a cabal of insiders.

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Jun 4
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The first step is path dependency in that Chinese men are more practical and expected to provide a secure livelihood for their families and journalism being not known for it’s renumeration. This decreases raw input, but it doesn’t explain why there are literally zero Chinese men.

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Jun 4
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Women aren’t loyal. Or why it’s not a coincidence that 95% of the English language Chinese journalists in the West are women with zero patrilineal Chinese children among them (grandparents cry) and the remainder are homosexual men.

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Jun 3
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Happy June 4th day everyone. 30 years ago, right about this hour the Communist Party saved China from Liberalism, a feat worth celebrating. Looking back on the psychotic ass holes that were kept out of power still bitching, I am very thankful for what the Party accomplished.

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Duke of Qin

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Jun 2
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Biggest beneficiaries are smart attractive women because they have managed to shrink the supply of not so smart attractive women by turning vices into virtues.

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Jun 2
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Feminism makes women fat, unpleasant, unfeminine. It literally reduces mate choice by restricting the supply of fecund women available. The artificial scarcity thus drives up the value of anyone not a disgusting whale.

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Jun 2
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Feminism falls hardest on the less intelligent because they have less self control, unable to handle excess. That is dumber women are less able to moderate themselves and rely more on social restrictions to prevent self destructive behavior.

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Jun 2
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Smarter women are generally healthier, more fit, and prettier than their dimmer counterparts. The correlation isn’t absolute, but it’s there. Feminism, which prima facie is such a self destructive memetic plague, would seem to be self correcting but it isn’t. Why?

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Jun 2
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Feminism and sabotaging the competition. Recently thought back to what I had written earlier about assortative mating and its advantages/disadvantages. Had a thought experiment that feminism could be a beneficial reproductive advantage for a particular type of woman.

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Jun 2
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Wretched flocks of maids labor so that the adulteress may be visible through her thin dress, so that her husband has no more acquaintance than any outsider or foreigner with his wife’s body.

One group of women have a future, the other will burn brightly yet leave only ashes. 😢

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Jun 1
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The Twitter ban wave of Chinese content was simply removing fraudulent accounts, they just happened to be used and abused by a vocal pro-democracy idiots who are now disingenuously crying censorship when they had been abusing automation to get their views on top.

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Jun 1
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As I mentioned in an earlier thread on the United Front, the party has control over all Chinese media. Thus it doesn’t need to use sock puppets or astroturfing to manage messaging when it has more direct methods.

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Jun 1
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“These users come to Twitter seeking more diverse information and an online public sphere but instead they find an information environment in which a small number of anti-Chinese-state voices are attempting to use automation to dominate discourse.”

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Jun 1
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“However, contrary to expectations and previous news reports, no evidence was found of pro-Chinese-state automation on Twitter. Automation on Twitter was associated with anti-Chinese-state perspectives and published in simplified Mandarin”

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Jun 1
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Use sci-hub to read this. Basically all the China journalists screaming about Twitter censorship are dishonest idiots.

“In contrast, a large amount of automation was found on Twitter.”

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May 31
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Going to clue everyone in on a dirty little secret. There probably aren’t 1000 Chinese “dissidents” on Twitter. The professional dissident set in China, in case no one drew any lessons from Syria or Venezuela, are dumb lying shits. Chinese language Twitter heavily botted by them.Duke of Qin added,
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It appears at least 1000 Chinese dissident’s accounts on Twitter have been effected on the Friday before the 30th anniversary of tiananmen square.
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Duke of Qin

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May 28
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Art shouldn’t be left in the hands of artists. It inevitably leads to degeneracy as art slowly collapses into abstractionism because of signaling spirals caused when “artists” are given unlimited freedom. Like a child given matches, freedom means disaster. Limits are structure.

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May 27
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Communist Party censors amateur writers website by removing shitty female erotica fan fiction (think Twilight). This is sexist oppression. Truly Xi Jinping is a man of the people. 万岁! 万岁! 万万岁!Duke of Qin added,

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3 hrs later, it became clear why: they have been visited by Beijing authorities in an “anti-pornography” drive. Jinjiang is to close 2 historical & fantasty romance sections, and suspend updating new content for 15 days while they…
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Duke of Qin

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May 27
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Legitimacy is fragile yet it can appear strong even while it’s underpinnings rot away from underneath as long as no one is willing to speak truth to power or ignore de jure channels. Once the dam is breached though, it is washed away almost instantly as power rushes in to fill it

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May 27
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Spent the weekend playing Three Kingdoms total war. Reminded yet again that nothing is truly new in human affairs. Legitimacy is a powerful force even if it is followed simply out of habit. People naturally follow precedent and order yet this can disappear quickly.

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May 23
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Were journalists always this dishonest and stupid and little more than simple stenographers and no one realized it? Or was the collapse in advertising revenue and thus pay due to internet responsible for outflow of people with more than 2 braincells?

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Duke of Qin

@qin_duke
May 22
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psycho sexual thing going on where they are trying to get back at their domineering missus or maybe annoying in-laws. Probably should go see a marriage counselor first before writing that latest op-ed.

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May 22
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Just throwing out this casual observation here, but anyone else notice the link between rassenschande and China hawks? Like 3 out of 4 times, it’ll be some dufus who lives in Washington DC with a Chinese wife. I cant help but wonder if there isnt some wierd passive aggressive

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May 22
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Initial market uncompetitveness is irrelevant. Nothing you do today, could not have been done from a processor that was made 5 years ago.

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May 22
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If Xi had vision, risc-v adopted across the board along with smics 14nm process. Countrywide mandatory linux adoption, msft ban, google ban, apple ban. Wealth is generated by capturing high value, not low value added assembly.

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May 22
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The death of Moore’s law means it is fundamentally a good time for China to massively scale semiconductor industry. Going to be stuck on 7nm for probably at least a decade. Already prohibitively expensive for anything but most high margin consumer products, 4nm going to be worse.

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May 21
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All you are left with is the ephemeral. That is shitty dysfunctional party politics, unsanitary food stalls, and now Washington dictated globo-homo for the masses and of course the “we wuz samurai” from the even stupider crowd so empty that they have to steal someone elses.

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May 21
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A continuous tradition dating backs to the Kings of Zhou. Filled with a pantheon of cultural heroes, myths, demigods, and the assorted accretions of civilizations. What does Taiwan have? No one can think of anything because nothing exists.

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May 21
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Ask a Chinese what it means to be Chinese and he’ll laugh and consider it an irrelevant question. Probe someone a little more educated and the could possibly say they are Han ethnics, or the sons of the yellow emperor, or the inheritors of three thousand years of historic cannon

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May 21
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Some of the more inventive idiots will point at their night markets, and now fag marriage, and muh democracy, as fonts of nationhood. Let that sink in for a minute as to how empty and pathetic these foundations are. That is because Taiwan doesn’t have a native elite worth a damn.

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May 21
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Unfortunately for them, it’s not enough and it will never be enough, you cant build a community on abnegation without something to replace it. Ask a Taiwanese what does it mean to be Taiwanese and they will give you a blank eyed slack jawed stare.

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May 21
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Their sad attempt at searching for an answer only leads them to a dead end because the crux of so-called Taiwanese nationalism lies not in tradition, but in negation. Taiwanese don’t and can’t define themselves as what they are, but only by what they are not, not Chinese that is.

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May 21
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Unfortunately for Taiwan, they simply don’t have any because their society is composed to mercantile peasants cut off from their larger elite traditions and blindly groping and failing to find anything that gives meaning to their worthless lives.

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May 21
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fathers, and of their fathers before them, building on the historic memory of family and community. Values can and do shift on a dime, tradition is harder to break away from and it is in this collective memory that humans define who is, and isn’t part of the community.

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May 21
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Taiwan is a fake and gay country, now literally. Why Taiwanese nationalism is such a joke. A nation, in addition to the ethnic cohesion of the community, is also defined by it’s shared traditions. Note the operative word here being, traditions, not values. We are the sons of our

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May 21
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The good guys won at Tiananmen. A counter-revolutionary plot by would be Gorbachev deviationists attempting to seize power during decision paralysis amidst instigating student radicals to legitimize their coup was totally defeated.

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Duke of Qin

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May 20
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PRC Reaction needs to be faster, escalate.

1) Shut Apple play store in China.

2) Phase out Google Android OS everywhere. All phones sold in China run AOSP fork in 6 months.

3) Close Wynn and Adelson casinos. Racketeering, prostitution, trafficking. Casinos guilty of something.

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May 20
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Broke: Trade War
Woke: Values War
Bespoke: Race War

US China opening salvos of primordial conflict between Anglo-Jews and the Han. If the latter win, exploitative oligarchies for everyone. If the former win, same plus gay marriage, more Liberalism, more Muslims, more Africans.

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May 20
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Serving only to accelerate the demographic transition to Brazil del Norte. Why those ostensibly interested in this portray themselves as ethnonationalists is a curious contradiction.

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May 20
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Abortions in America are eugenic. It suppresses fertility among those with low time preference and too stupid to just use birth control properly, chiefly blacks and browns. The proposed bans by Republicans and Conservatives, to pwn the libs, is in fact a massive self goal.

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May 17
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Abusing language such as “good schools”, “privilege”, etc. to mean something other than their prima facie meanings is another way to subvert the system. Those earnest, or stupid, enough to believe them will continue to bolster a system that is designed to helotize them.

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May 17
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To prevent this, new more subtler methods must be devised to kick out the ladder from behind them, tactics that landed elites did not need to use because they took their superiority to be a natural born right. Asset price inflation is one method to prevent new arrivistes.

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May 17
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Downward social mobility is the great dread of bourgeoisie everywhere. In a pure meritocracy, the law of averages will dictate that the sons and daughters of ruthless strivers could potentially slide back down into prole status. This is absolutely haram.

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May 17
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Informal avenues of power override formal channels. Yet both are subject to the unsheathed sword. Sulla when?
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May 17
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The obvious lesson to draw from this is just send in the tanks. Revolutionary terror will work just as well, and faster in reshaping popular opinion. In addition, it is more honest.

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May 17
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Democracy is a fraud, actual governance is balancing powerful interest groups. Popular will can be one, generally weak, that can be seized by elite groups. More likely though, is inflating the importance and size of a minority, to legitimize anything elites want. So gay marriage.

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May 17
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Gay marriage in Taiwan, to pwn the communists.

“Today the result was the best we got for this stage,” said Wu. “It’s also a sign to show that Taiwan was different from China,” he added, referring to mainland China where same-sex marriage has not been legalized.”

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May 16
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Secret Wokemon points come to America. Russia and China used to take into account class enemy or black category family status into account when divvying out state benefits. At least North Korea still has the Songbun system to keep Weimerica company.Duke of Qin added,
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May 15
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can be viewed in this lights as attempts to further segregate society into smaller social conflicting niches to prevent mass revolt.

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May 15
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to challenge those at the very top. By introducing a foreigners into Western societies, Western elites have created the beginnings of their own jati. In addition, the growing obsession with creating ever more “minority” groups such as Homos, transgenders, etc.

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May 15
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of smaller endogamous groups, each with their own particular socio-economic niche and their own particular status. By stratifying society into so many distinct bands, each more interested in struggling with those immediately above and below it, it becomes much more difficult

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May 15
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for perpetual helotry. The solution to this, as happened in ancient India is introducing the multicultural element. To prevent potential insurrection, you need to break the ability of the hoi polloi from cooperating with one another. India solved this through it’s jati system

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May 15
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at birth, that avenues of advancement so limited that no one is capable of challenging the elites. No status competition means no revolutions. That said, caste systems are difficult to implement because obviously people are not going to volunteer themselves and their descendents

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May 15
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The beauty of the caste system is that it limits elite overproduction by squashing meritocracy. It has solved the civilization stability question by taking the assortative mating element and running with it until the social classes are so enodgamous and distinct, status so fixed

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May 15
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The more fierce the competition for status becomes, the greater the consequences of failure, the greater the risk of elite defection. All of those thwarted elites created by the meritocratic system become the seeds for infighting, civil war, or revolution.

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May 15
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The most primal method is careful mate selection, that is breeding winners with winners. One of the side effect of meritocracy is the hardening of social borders in order to preserve status and avoid the losers, what better way that not having kids with them.

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May 15
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them has massively increased, the greater portion will fail and fall by the wayside. The “winners”, rather than waiting to be knocked off by the next round of arrivistes will always seek to entrench encumbent advantage (Humanity’s first law of preservation of status).

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May 15
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By opening avenues of advancement to everyone, it also tends to result in elite overproduction as more capable people seek to take advantage of the opportunity. Yet in an society, there are only a given number of elite positions, so while the raw numbers of people striving for

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May 15
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However meritocracies come with a lifespan because they contradict part of human nature. That part being humans generally hate competition and want to pass on inherited status/wealth to their offspring.

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May 15
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Caste systems, elite overproduction, assortative mating, and system stability. Everyone espouses the benefits of meritocratic systems, but few people recognize that they are inherently unstable. Overall welfare is increased as competition increases productivity.

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May 12
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their jobs, but there is a strange messianic irrationality that I just cant escape. My Jewdar isn’t as sharp as some others, so maybe someone else can clue me in on the underlying dynamics.

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May 12
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Why is it that a Chinese name + living in Washington DC = Trotskyist fanatic? Usually they are also “fellows” or “chairs” or “associates” at so and so think tank or NGO all substantially funded by mil/sec lobbying groups. It’s one thing if they were simply paid to be as part of

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May 11
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I am allow, just this once. She does look similar to a young Rosamund Kwan.
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May 11
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Actual Chinese state owned companies aren’t competitive, no matter how much capital is injected. Their employees enjoy 2 hour lunch time naps and filling in vacancies with relatives.

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May 11
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Huawei is competitive. It is competitive in field with equally strong competitors and it works it’s employees like cattle.

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May 11
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Huawei isn’t a state owned enterprise. The people who insist it is are US government liars. The evidence it isn’t is staring everyone in the face is blindingly obvious but studiously ignored.

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May 11
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Some of the use is subconscious while others are deliberate. Either way it helps to identify government agents. So the next time you hear someone use the term, let’s say, Indo-Pacific, you’ll know that he identifies himself as an US imperial functionary.

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May 11
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Necessarily to Beijing. Just listen to Hua Chunying or Lu Kang speak. Likewise in the US various agencies all developed their own cant. The Pentagon in particular is known for it’s ridiculously long acronyms and Pentagonese.

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May 11
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Recognize their own but for outgroups to. The departments in governments all have their own lingos. One defining feature of Chinese state press is the uniformity of the language used. Even verbally, the guan hua, is dominated by a hard to place Northern Mandarin, that isn’t local

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May 11
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Bureaucratic organizations just like ethnic groups share this same feature. Small language shifts over time as in groups incestuously propagate signals of belonging. Thus the ability to recognize this fact and the language used becomes an easy way for not only in groups to

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Ingroups tend to develop over time their own particular languages. This is how human languages evolved on the metascale, isolation and ingroup focus over time creates new ones. Isolated long enough, a whole new language can arise from Pepe, Grouper, Doge memes to communicate.

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While humans unfortunately don’t have more developed non vocal cues like feathers or capable of chromatic changing we do have small displays like eye blinks and facial flushes. More interesting though are the small ways we signal group status.

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Semantic signalling. Or how paid government pr flacks are so easy to spot. The primary purpose of language is for communication, but the beauty of it is in it’s breadth and sophistication. Language not only transmits meaning directly but also through more subtler ways.

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Knowledge to increase productive efficiency. Sorry, trade secret. More Liberalism, obey Washington DC, and gay marriage for everyone. That’s free, and you better take it or else.

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The free flow of finance capital, combined with restrictions on sharing knowledge leads to only one result. Is it a surprise that the system is rigged. You will know what is precious by what people decide to share and what they keep to themselves.

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That is the truth of Capitalism. Why would anyone expect the wider global system set up by the West to function differently than their own domestic markets? They don’t. The system of copyrights, intellectual property, patents, etc all function to protect incumbency, not growth.

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Look at any oligopolistic system and you will see endless political patronage designed to inhibit competition. More barriers to market entry, more needless legislation to cripple smaller rivals, more regulation to deny those with political pull the ability to operate.

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of Great Uncle Sam. This is obvious if you look in the face of it. Capital doesn’t like competition, it abhors it and tolerates it when it has to, but it doesn’t like it. When it has the ability to do so, it ruthlessly crushes competition through political power.

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A couple of reasons for this, but the simplest one is that the Globalist economic system is not set up for growth, but rather for capital concentration. The norms and rules of the world financial system set up by the United States and it’s satrapies are in a word, to make benefit

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Convergence isn’t happening. Yes all countries are getting nominally wealthier, but at roughly the same speed so there hasn’t been any major changes at all. The biggest change is in absolutes, as the demographic transition in the West hit earlier and now the West is smaller.

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The dirty little secret is that barring one singular example, there has been practically no convergence between the developed West and the Rest in the last 40 years. The IMF itself maintains a database of nominal per capita GDP’s dating back as early as 1980. Plot them all.

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Neoliberal developmental “economics” is a lie. The falsity of it is empirically evident were not a cabal of well paid Pharisees in academia and industry intent on proclaiming Black White. The reality is that it has made no one richer, just societies more unequal.

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enjoying their comfortable European billets. European generals will in turn enjoy the role of playing operetta generals, commanding soldiers without guns, safe in the knowledge that they are SAFE and don’t have to do anything.

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American political control over it’s satrapies. People with an army get a say, a say that will not necessarily align with whatever comes out of Washington this particular voting cycle. Thus the Pentagon will bitch and moan about Europeans not pulling their weight while quietly

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Willing to roll over and defer to Americans, but unwilling to go out on a limb to offer more than Tokenism because they don’t have a say and don’t want a say. Power is relative. European complacency serves to soft amplify American power, yet it’s actual manifestation would weaken

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soft-headed ideologies of American liberalism and to do what Americans say. This is a flat out impossibility. The lotus-eating Europeans act like compliant lapdogs because they don’t face any realistic threats and because it’s post war elites fear actual Nationalism.

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Unfortunately for the Americans, European commitment to defense would actually mean Europeans demanding a say in alliance policy. A privilege the Pentagon is unwilling to surrender. Americans want Germans to fight as fiercely as the Waffen SS, but want them to hold the mealy

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European tax payers would require an appraisal of cold hard interests, to make an actual convincing case for defense spending, rather than merely sending token forces of a few hundred men to some quiet corner of Afghanistan as symbolic tribute to American Empire.

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Actual military commitments, in the realm of 3-4% of GDP, would mean that European states actually felt threatened, rather than constantly being told they are being threatened. More than that, it would mark the return of normality of European nationalism. To wring funds from soft

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Yet quixotically enough, despite years of threats to shape up, the US itself does nothing to stem this state of affairs. The reason why is because it fundamentally serves US imperial interests in a way actual heightened European defense spending does not.

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Yet the US pentagon constantly drums up the Russian threat while demanding more defense spending. The reason is not to actually defend themselves, but rather to act as auxiliaries to enforce the American order. Unfortunately this is not something European voters will tolerate.

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That truth being is that Nato’s raison d’etre no longer exists, the Soviet Union is gone and there are no more Soviet divisions poised for breakout through the Fulda gap. The conventional military threat from Russia to core Western European Satrapies is non-existent.

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expenditures which makes the situation worse. Yet despite constant universal American hectoring and threats to pull out of Nato, nothing ever changes. This is because no one, at least in a position of power, is actually willing to state the simple truth.

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Having your cake and eating it too. The underlying truth of Nato defense spending and US hegemony. Despite the oft repeated US demands for more European defense spending, mischaracterized as “pulling their weight”, European defense spending remains low, prioritizing personnel

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Which way Chinaman?

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Virgin Hong Kong Faggots vs Chad Northern Coal Miners.

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More than meat consumption. Many many underlying factors. Protein is one part, nutrition in critical periods immediately after birth and at six years of age are important. Another factor is disease load. The less your immune system is stressed in childhood, more sprouting.Duke of Qin added,
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Height is more a function of meat consumption or nutrient density rather than strictly calorie count? Seems plausible, and would explain this phenomenon but would like to see evidence.
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Words cannot express my smug satisfaction in seeing the revolution devouring its own.

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Ilaria (@IlariaMariaSala) is RIGHT: ‘Democracy without feminism is not democracy – and a macho struggle for democracy will take people nowhere.’ Do better, people! Can’t believe this even needs to be said.


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The flipside is that mean stagnation/decline and elite advancement means that the plebes are even worse off than the data appears. It would be interesting if there was any data than disaggregated results not just by economic class, but by caste.

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The interesting thing is that despite overall stagnation/decline in mean Indian heights, socio-economic elites have managed to make advanced in overall wealth. This is encouraging/discouraging depending on your angle. More money could improve health outcomes.

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seen the same sort of stagnation. More damning though is that the most recent decade of data collected the National Family Health Survey series 4 collected in 2016 shows a 1cm decline in heights vis-à-vis the same survey series 3 collected in 2006.

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The chief theoretical causes, that is poor sanitation practices (street shitting) leading to higher disease burden among children and maladaptive vegetarianism are possible answers, but it seems to be a South Asia wide phenomenon as Bangladesh is also

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have been stagnant for decades. Asides from several African countries which have seen mean heights decrease in age cohorts born post-decolonization, there are very few countries (chiefly Egypt that I can recall) that are performing just as poorly.

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The Shrinking Indian. To build on an aside made about Sikhs, I wanted to highlight an interesting fact regarding human heights and changes. Chiefly that despite reported economic progress made in India, mean heights, which are strongly correlated with overall welfare and health

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It bears repeating but the universal values most prized in men and women respectively are courage and faithfulness. They are valued so because they are so rare. The reservoir of courage runs dry at the most inopportune time and the less said about female fidelity, the better.

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though in a much much faster method via direct application of organized coercive force upon the population. The kind of stuff Muslims used to do when they actually still had the military capacity to do so.

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If observant Muhammedans can through the course of years and decades gradually shift the Overton window through policing their own communities through censure, approbation, and occasional social violence, then the Chinese state can do the same in reverse

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no longer even a Muslim but an ethnic Mongol. Also of course the neccessary if insufficient re-education camps which are the state’s counterattack against “Reformist” Islam’s totalizing influence by using the state’s totalizing power against it.

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The trend has come to a head now in Xinjiang as the religious affairs board was in essence disbanded and control handed over to the Communist Party United Front Works department, which has lead to the interesting fact that the apparatchick in charge of “Muslim” affairs is now

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erstwhile peaceful neighbors. Some Muslims look askance at the newfound belligerent attitudes, but are too cowed by their communities to say anything. Joint community altar torn down by Muslims, because pagan, and communitiy peace goes to shit.

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Everything was toasty for more than a century and everyone was go along get along. Muslim and neighboring villagers even set up a joint community ritual altar. Islamic reformism arrives in the 21st century via larger Shadian township. Muslims begin acting like jerks to their

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The rebellion was also the result of an early wave of Islamic reformism by foreign trained mullahs in late 19th century China that started with inter-muslim infighting and spilled out into jihad. Refugees landed in a valley shared by Han and Tibetan neighboring villages.

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https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/e-journal/articles/caffrey.pdf … is an interesting study of Islamic reformist dynamics in remote village in Yunnan. It’s fairly brief, but in summary, a small band of Muslim refugees fleeing sectarian violence, which they started, in the wake of the Dungan rebellions.

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policing their religious communities according to party dictates instead subverted party control by shielding religious observers from state enforcement, i.e. Islamic apologetics professing loyalty when they are anything but loyal.

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China is unfortunately no outlier to this, as the liberalization of the 1980’s led to the “opening” up of Chinese Islam to global (Saudized) Islam. In addition, the religious affairs board came to be dominated by what the Party now calls “two-faced” individuals who rather than

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aggression projected against outgroups doesn’t endear Muslims to their non-Muslim neighbors. The most extreje demonstration being the bloody terrorist attack as seen recently in Sri Lanka by very wealthy and not persecuted Muslims I might add.

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Their pretense for this sort of social domination is that everyone has to respect minority “rights” when they are numerically small. When they are numerically large, it is because Islam is the one true faith and you are an infidel. Suffice it to say, this type of performative

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at Muslims, non-muslims even if the majority must be subject to the religious taboos and observances of the faithful. Another fun feature not bug of semitic totalizing bandit religions.

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Normally this pattern of “Islamic” reform would be of simple academic interest were it not for the presence of growing Muslim minorities everywhere through immigration and natural demographic growth. The drive for religious purity/piety amidst reformist Muslims doesn’t stop

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apocalyptic Christian sects. Not allowed to out-rightous the Ayatollah in Shiism, so there are hard limits in place to arrest this trend of reformist Islam pushing the Overton window so that ever more conservative trends becoming mainstream.

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As I had previously written, Sunni Islam, is particularly apt to this sort of trend because of the decentralization of it’s leadership and lack hierarchy. Akin to how when Protestantism schismed away from Papal authority resulted in immediate proliferation of radical and even

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becomes the operative phrase in shifting community norms. Since Islam is a semitic totalitarianizing ideology in which no aspects of human life are beyond the realm of Islam, everything in society must shift according to the new reform movement and thus become more Islamic.

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More than just the physical manifestations, the drive for “purity” manifests itself within the community itself, as the more naturally observant begin to police their own families and neighbors for “Saudized” displays of religious ritual. “Its not how [true] Muslims practice”

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idiosyncratic elements of native adaptation to Islam must surrender and give way to the normative values of global Islam. This can be seen physically in the proliferation of not just veiling, but a particular style of foreign middle eastern hijab that now dominates across Asia.

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“Reformist” Islam today, as seens in trends Muslim majority communities in Southeast Asia and increasingly within China means a standardization of public religious values and observance along a specific pattern, Saudization. That is, to be a good muslim, local traditions and

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surrender by Christianity. In actuaity, religious reformist movements went the other way, rather than liberalism, they sought sectarian purity and a reaffirmation of faith. Islam in such a phase for the past century, mass literacy and mass media speading along it’s propagation.

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Islam gonna islam. Sunni muslim “reformist” movements and social conflict go together hand in hand. This is something people misunderstand via Christianity, assuming the domination of liberalism in the post Christian West is the result of “reform” rather than what it truly was

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Women simply don’t have a place in the public political realm. Anyone who does seek to inject themselves into it are by default (Not Allow, Crazy Eye) irrespective of their political orientation.

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The mainstream norms being Leftist, normal women who would make good mothers would naturally be somewhat leftist in orientation. A right wing shrew is just as much as a freak show as any purple haired third gender spinster.

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This is a good example of why men should stay away from “rightist” women. Sad fact is, is that vocally right wing women are just as obnoxious as their left wing counterparts. A woman’s natural inclination is to follow the herd, those that stray from this are somewhat defective.

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I don’t read Breitbart so I had no idea who she was, but this is a clear example of how harsh it is for women to hit the proverbial wall. Chemo perhaps? The structural mesh of her wig is visible through the hair divide and her eyebrows are fake. However, she gained weight so 🤔

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Rape of male children is a universal feature, not bug of Tibetan Buddhism. Open secret studiously ignored by all Western devotees. That isn’t to say the monks are particularly selective, they will molest women too. Also studiously ignored.

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Men have needs, some men less so than others. When a third of your male population is conscripted into a life long sausage fest, suffice it to say you have long run out of self denying bookish types. With no women at hand, the child acolytes would serve.

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This had as dramatic an impact on Tibetan demographics as it did on Mongol ones, several centuries of gradual population decline. Unlike their Chinese counterparts which recruits young adults and old men absconding from secular life, Tibetans are not nearly as selective.

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Problem was. Ostensibly celibate male monks can’t procreate. The solution to this was the dragooning of peasant kids into monasteries. This kind of got out oh hand and a third of the population ended up becoming monks who owned the land worked by peasants.

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Unlike the middle eastern crowd with their natural love of the anus. Tibetans became so because of the expansion of monastic political power. Accretion of land to monasteries concentrated power, which always seeks to perpetuate itself.

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Tsampa and sodomy. Why Tibetans are gay. I made an off the cuff comment about Tibetan Buddhism vis a vis the Mongols that I wanted to extrapolate on. Chiefly that the universal pederasty in Tibetan Buddhism makes the Catholic Church look like innocent little babies.

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The modern Japanese right is gelded. The honest ones disemboweled themselves after losing ww2. What’s left are American compradors, eager to snipe at their neighbors China and Korea, but completely obsequious towards the one party responsible for the liberal order they resent.Duke of Qin added,
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Japan is over folks. Bioleninism arrived. https://twitter.com/ragey0urdream/status/1120280781211881477 …
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@Outsideness not white people. Just the US state department trying to goad it’s pet islamist rabble into a frenzy.

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Interior of Keriyah mosque with mihrab visible but partially obstructed by columns on the left. The building that was demolished was the modern constructed northern gateway facing the Chinese side of town.

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That is the actual Keriyah mosque. Frontal view of the Keriyah mosque. Note style of construction is radically different than what most would consider “Muslim” architecture. Not reminiscent of middle eastern or Mughal Persian style nominally associated with Islam.

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This is not a mosque, nor is it 13th century, this was built in the Islamic “revivalist” style just a few decades ago. Interior photo from inside the gateway opposite of the frontal entrance the Western media agitprop has been reporting. Note wooden structure on the left.

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Just to provide some additional documentary evidence at just how shamelessly Western media apparatchiks are willing to lie about basically everything, here are some photos of the Keriya mosque. Sideways view of the northern barbican that faces the Han side of town.

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Former colonies

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And in turn, the places that most like and dislike British cuisine are… (% of those who have tried British cuisine that like it)…
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It’s demolition represented the reclamation of the public sphere from this intrusive presence and the sublimation of reformist Saudi Islam under the heel of the Chinese state. Restricting legitimate expressions of religiosity to those that aren’t conducive to Islamic puritanism.

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Global as norms and aesthetics move to match Saudi Arabia. Saudization of heterodox Muslim traditions inevitably leads to more Muslim militancy and terror. The gatehouse with it’s minarets represented an intrusion, an alien aesthetic blight in a Chinese political sphere.

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The reason the modern gatehouse and other recent structures are being torn down is part and parcel of the sinification of foreign religions chiefly Christianity and Islam. Islam in China as elsewhere is undergoing a religious “reform” movement where the local gives way to the

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That isn’t to say China isn’t demolishing mosques, it has destroyed and repurposed many smaller neighborhood mosques of recent vintage, but the larger historic examples still stand albeit functioning as museums akin to historic European churches.

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The visual evidence presented in the form of satellite imagery while true is misleading. The Muslim looking structure with it’s dome and minarets isn’t a mosque nor is it 13th century. Rather it’s a arabesque gatehouse built in 1981.

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Removing Kebab. Is China going through a new phase of Leninist iconoclasm by demolishing historic mosques? The answer is unfortunately no. As is usual relying on the accounts of dissidents and Muslims is a heady mixture of truth and lies. Less of the former and more of the latter

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Fear the half breed, fear the Chinese. Agriculturalization of Mongols meant death of ethnic distinctiveness. 40% intermarriage rates in existing households in China. Steppe barbarians poorly adapted for capitalism, taken advantage of by urban/farming populations, no bourgeoisie.

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2nd strand of Mongol nationalism, Halh/Khalka exclusivism. Developed under Soviet period. Mongol identity tied to one particular tribe dominant in “outer Mongolia” excluding others like Oirats, Ordos, Tumed. Lessons learned, don’t be too greedy for land at the expense of people.

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same reasons, Greater Mongolia maximalists wanted the land. Poisoned pill, inclusion of almost entirely Chinese Hohhot urban economic core made inner Mongolia 90% Han, rest of the steppe still Mongol, but economically unexploitable.

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Wanted Hohhot because it was so economically valuable. Japanese Mongol puppet government in ww2 renamed it Hohhot, RoC named it back to Guisui, PRC (consolidate and surrender) renamed it back to Hohhot to appease Mongol nationalsts. Inner Mongolia also included Hohhot for the

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20th century demographics of Guihua/Guisui/Hohhot/Suiyuan saw the area almost entirely Han Chinese, and it was the economic heart of the steppe with all of it’s industries. Mongol nationalism diverged into two strains. First “Greater” Mongolia, maximalist claims on Mongol land.

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Chinese moneylenders and merchants, strong resentment but zero power during the Qing to do anything about it. Collapse of the Qing saw (temporary) Mongol independence followed by invasion by Northern Chinese warlords and then permanent independence following Soviet invasion.

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This was due to ubiquitous pederasts at Tibetan Monasteries (a long separate topic). Mongol population decline, Chinese penetration of the Steppe, primitive capitalism, all lead to one issue. Mongol nobility ended up getting Jewed hard by the Chinese. Up to their ears in debt to

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of this process, more Chinese miners, merchants, more Mongols turning to farming. Eventual demographic balance radically changed along the Steppe frontier due accompanying centuries long Mongol fertility collapse. Fewer Mongols at the end of the 20th century than the 18th.

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Establishment of Guihua/Guisui/Huhhot on the steppe during the Ming as a trading city accompanied with gradual adoption of agriculturalism by the Southern Mongols. Economic and industrial growth of the urban area drew immigrants from neighboring Shanxi. Qing era saw acceleration

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The Mongol fears the Chinaman. Wanted to add another bit of historical trivia about the Chinese periphery and demographic transitions, again taking place during the late Ming and early Qing but this time far to the north. Or why “Inner Mongolia” is barely 10% Mongol.

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demographic profiles of nations. Immigration is not inevitable but contingent on historical decisions.

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Civilian migrants followed original military settlements. By the 19th century, region shifted to 2/3 Han, which is where it is at roughly today. An interesting historical anecdote, but it serves as a reminder that active government intervention more than anything else can shift

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families gradually made the Southwest (Yunnan and Guizhou) 1/3rd Han by the late Ming. Many villages in the area named Fort so and so remain a testament to the original garrison purposes. Qing population explosion and Malthusian pressure increased demand for more marginal land.

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the area this time for good. Ming program to settle the area with demobilized soldiers and their families from all provinces of the empire. Old practice, Fubing (aka Bingtuan aka Colonia) resurrected. Diverse origins from Shaanxi to Liaodong to Fujian. Soldier-settlers and their

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Permanent transition from Thai zone to Chinese zone made possible by deliberate state policy during the Ming. Yunnan was home to Mongol remnant forces that needed to be wiped out. The Ming military invasion however was different this time in that the decision was made to settle

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of the 1st millennium into modern Thailand and Laos. Demographic shift from Thai to Chinese was surprisingly late affair, only starting at the 14th century. No Chinese people, but plenty of Chinese armies. First invasion by the Han nearly 1500 years earlier.

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How Yunnan became Chinese. Enjoying @CarlZha travel photos, but just wanted to give a brief history of how the area became part of modern China. Original inhabitants were a Tai-Kadai speaking people, region probably urheimat of the Thai race who expanded southwards at the end

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I kind of miss the old Chinese TV days. Production quality is now very good (try filming this scene on a TV budget in the West) but the plotting and story telling are now sadly inferior.
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Just a reminder, but anytime a journalists cites some random “international” ngo, 10 out of 10 odds are that it is merely the Anglo United Front at work, i.e. US state department sock puppetry attempting to disguise its paid hirelings as independent agents.

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More importantly tailored a response by adjusting the levels of coercion on societies that have a higher threshold for it. Thus in the case of Xinjiang, the balance of forces in the war of eyes, has shifted to one where the Muslim Turk is now fears to meet the gaze of the Chinese

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Constituent societies. Western States in particular are egregiously bad at this because ideologically it is blind to recognizing social threats. What makes the Chinese state different than any other current state is that it has been able to see what was occurring and

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I cited the example of Xinjiang to begin with because it shows the states vulnerability to this method of attack and also it’s resilience. The state by virtue of being an impartial dispenser of collective violence finds it difficult to tailor the levels of coercion to it’s

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Away, or more likely move to the other side of the street. This type of violence, deployed at a level below the state’s response threshold will if left unchecked result in state free zones of control.

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I call it the war of eyes because of what happens when to individuals of separate societies meet in a zone dominated by the state. The individual less cowed by it, more prone to spontaneous violence will stare the other in the face, and the other will in the face of this, look

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Street harassment, opportunistic violence, intimidation, all serve as tools to carve out state free social zones. As the society less tolerant of state coercion pushes out those more adopted to the state’s Faustian pact.

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Hence the war of eyes. Low level social violence below the threshold of state reprisal can become endemic in multicultural societies as one group seeks to indirectly challenge the state yet calibrates it’s aggression to the level just below a response.

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Normally this isn’t a problem for states because rare is the individual or groups willing to directly challenge the state through violence. However, it is exceedingly easy to attack the civilian population that makes up the state through low level violence.

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acceptance of state coercion. This is not a problem when minorities are even more ready accept state power than the larger society but becomes a problem, and a big one when minorities do not accept the states monopoly on violence and inevitably act out on it.

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The degree of state coercion is calibrated towards the social values of it’s founding demos. For multicultural and multiracial societies where the state retains it’s monopoly on violence there comes a degree of natural tension when there is a mismatch between state coercion and

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While some values are universally held, they are not held to the same degree or valued in the same amount. That is one groups submission to state violence may not reflect those of another’s. Here lies the Crux of the problem.

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Most people accept or at least come to accept this state of affairs as natural. It is the primordial social contract formed in the dawn of human civilization when agricultural surplus could be extracted as rents. Note the operative word “most”.

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Because of the states monopoly, the lack of organized threats, the threshold for the deployment of violent coercion becomes very high. The state may be all powerful but it cannot be everywhere everytime thus it must be parsimonious with the deployment of state violence.

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This results in peaceful and stable societies, yet it paradoxically also results in vulnerable societies that are weaker to non state levels of aggression.

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A highly functional state being one that has a monopoly on violence. If a state can fully control it and the deployment of force internally with zero challengers, it is functional. Otherwise like in the case of Syria where violence is not the sole monopoly, it is dysfunctional.

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Xinjiang and the war of eyes. I wanted to briefly touch on intergroup conflict within highly functional states using Xinjiang as an example.

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Aided by the connivance of journalists and the groupthink tank literati were able to legitimize a group of obvious Islamic militants as somehow a “freedom loving” humanitarians, that just also happened to do beheadings on the side.

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By regurgitating one another, they are able to echo and amplify its messaging capability and their interrelationships are much more decentralized and opaque than a single state actors. Case in point the entire “White Helmet” drama with Syria. An obvious British intelligence plot.

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that operates in the West is not as of yet all powerful. It cannot dispense with the pretense, hence it is here where you will find the most skilled at the art in the Journalist, Intelligence Operative, Academic nexus that carefully curate establish wisdom in the West.

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The United Front isn’t limited to China. Because the CCP is a Leninist Party it is steeped in the technique, However, because the CCP is a mature dictatorship of the proletariat, it is no longer dependent on it and hence has let its skills atrophy. The bio-Leninist vanguard party

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The United Front is ostensibly supposed to be a society wide alliance of different interest groups united to push for a common cause. In reality, it is a leftist agitprop technique run by cunning individuals to manufacture consensus and signaling.

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They run the Epoch Times, Vision Times, Minghui, NTDTV, Shenyun, and various YouTube channels like Off the Great Wall and China uncensored. All of them are ostensible independent organizations. In reality, they are all run by the same people out of the same offices.

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reporter for a news tv channel whose name I cant recall who has no viewership and is headquartered in some run down part of LA next to a check cashing joint. Obvious fake news is obvious. That isn’t to say all Chinese are bad at the practice, Falun Gong is quite adept at it.

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The woman in red, a reporter for some paper asked a politician a really loaded question. The syntax was pure Party gibberish, so obviously false that the woman in blue rolled her eyes. It didn’t take much investigating to discover the woman in red was a Party plant. Ostensibly a

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because the Party has direct control over the information sphere and thus doesn’t need to resort to subversion. Hence its practices are ham fisted and stupid. Case in point blue shirt eye roll girl. This was a meme from last year at a political conference in China.

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is now rampant in most demotic regimes, though some are better practitioners than others. The Chinese Communist Party is very poor at the practice now. Partly because Chinese propaganda just sucks, bust mostly because the practice is just vestigial habit. No longer necessary

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That is the more various independent sources agree, the more humans will naturally assign it legitimacy because of group consensus. The United Front is a form of astroturfing, but far wider ranging and insidious. Originally designed as a tool for the Left to subvert society, it

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