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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    Paywall here. How very Capitalist of the Post and of this socialist piece of shit Haghstull.
    GOD DAMMIT JUST TELL ME WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO MAKE YOU LIKE ME ALREADY

    Quote Originally Posted by ReconquistaBarbell View Post
    Curtis Yarvin, aka Mencious Moldbug, frames the media + academia + school system as the Cathedral, a conglomerate that operates almost as a living being in order to manufacture acceptance of the power structures. I think you will enjoy his writings on the blog Unqualified Reservations a lot.

    He also talks a lot about progressivism being an atheistic sect of Protestant Religion, which aludes to the topic brought up on the last podcats of Pprotestant vs Catholic countries.
    Moldbug is a fascinating figure for these times. There’s an intrepid quote of his I was able to find that grows more timely by the day. Discussing the phony neoliberal narrative that the ‘60s civil rights struggle was a story of the Oppressed Few triumphing over nigh-insurmountable odds:

    “Martin Luther King had the entire strength of the national political, media, and legal establishments behind him. What did Bull Connor have? One municipal police department staffed by backwards hicks.” ~Moldbug

    As I said, intrepid. In my view, this quote will one day be understood by many as the key to understanding the next decade or two of American politics/civic life.

    Also, in UR posts written years ago, Moldbug entreats anyone in his audience who knows someone who knows someone who knows Taleb to entreat him to take a look at it. Does anyone know if this ever actually occurred? If not, Curtis may finally get his big break... so long as Rip likes what he reads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReconquistaBarbell View Post
    Curtis Yarvin, aka Mencious Moldbug, frames the media + academia + school system as the Cathedral, a conglomerate that operates almost as a living being in order to manufacture acceptance of the power structures. I think you will enjoy his writings on the blog Unqualified Reservations a lot.

    He also talks a lot about progressivism being an atheistic sect of Protestant Religion, which aludes to the topic brought up on the last podcats of Pprotestant vs Catholic countries.
    I got into Moldbug during the lockdowns and read through a lot of UR. Good stuff. Really helps to understand the meaning behind the madness of everything that'a going on right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satch12879 View Post
    This was Murray Rothbard's analysis originally. Gary North, et al., contributed to it as well. The thesis was actually that Progressivism was a left-wing populist movement, spurred by millenialist evangelicals starting in England and then spreading to the United States, which was then adopted by decidedly un-populist, decidedly not left-wing, decidedly not-religious, big business, big government corporatists.

    The full treatment here:

    The Progressive Era | Mises Institute
    I'm aware that Moldbug is not entirely original, but to the extent of my knowledge, the way he frames his ideias make them very useful in understanding today's events. I'll be sure to read this piece once I finish De Jouvenel's On Power, which I'm currently reading.



    Quote Originally Posted by Haghstull View Post
    Moldbug is a fascinating figure for these times. There’s an intrepid quote of his I was able to find that grows more timely by the day. Discussing the phony neoliberal narrative that the ‘60s civil rights struggle was a story of the Oppressed Few triumphing over nigh-insurmountable odds:

    “Martin Luther King had the entire strength of the national political, media, and legal establishments behind him. What did Bull Connor have? One municipal police department staffed by backwards hicks.” ~Moldbug

    As I said, intrepid. In my view, this quote will one day be understood by many as the key to understanding the next decade or two of American politics/civic life.

    Also, in UR posts written years ago, Moldbug entreats anyone in his audience who knows someone who knows someone who knows Taleb to entreat him to take a look at it. Does anyone know if this ever actually occurred? If not, Curtis may finally get his big break... so long as Rip likes what he reads.
    I find similarities between UR and SS, in the sense that both are at the same time easy to read (once you get used to the sarcastic writing style), and even easier to miss the finer points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsuma View Post
    Maybe the media ownership has consolidated into the hands of a relatively small group of people?
    The Illusion of choice

    Perhaps those people have an agenda?
    Perhaps direct profit isn't the driving motive?

    Would more people subscribe to a media outlet that told the truth? Yes. However, there are none that even try...only independent journalists.

    Why is "George Soros" protected by Fox News (recently acquired by Disney?)
    Who acquired Drudge? A foreign entity? The NDA expires after the election?

    Why are current movies all ruined by social engineering messages / lessons?
    Do those embedded messages optimize profit?
    Are they required by the story?

    The control grid is no longer hidden.
    Good post.

    Let's remember who we are not allowed to criticize:

    George Soros
    China
    Islam

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsuma View Post
    Maybe the media ownership has consolidated into the hands of a relatively small group of people? .
    This is true of most industries, actually, not just the media. You can go to the store and choose from among all the different refrigerators (or any home appliance) and the plethora of brand names but there’s probably only a handful of manufacturers pumping them out. They just slap a different name on the side. It’s the same with air conditioning units, antifreeze manufacturers, TV’s, most small electronics, radio stations etc...

    I changed my transmission oil this weekend. My car called for Nissan J-Matic and the dealer wanted something like $16/bottle. I found out that Castrol’s is identical, they even make it for Nissan, but they just put it in a different bottle. I walked out the door at Advanced Auto for half the price it was originally going to cost me.

    It’s the illusion of choice when few choices actually exist. So, yes, the media is controlled by a smaller group of people, but it doesn’t really matter because the majority of America believes they are studious freethinkers who ONLY watch Fox or CNN or MSNBC. There is no real conspiracy required here, as little more needs to be added. All they have to do at this point is make a dramatic point over every little goddamn thing to keep the viewer hooked. This gives the viewer “brand loyalty” to the very thing shaping their thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I think this guy misunderstood the Spectator article he references.

    Pillar 2 tests in the UK are population screening. False positives are indeed a potentially big problem here, which is why this data is mainly used to observe trends, not absolute numbers.

    For actual patient tests, the quoted numbers don't apply: since there is a reason for doing the test, the pre-test probability of a positive test is higher than the background probability in the population. This changes the whole calculation in favour of a positive test representing a true positive case.

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    Well that's further restrictions in the UK now. I really hope they don't close the gyms.

    The data I see just doesn't look convincing at all as to why we should restrict our lives, why are we doing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haghstull View Post
    GOD DAMMIT JUST TELL ME WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO MAKE YOU LIKE ME ALREADY

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    Pigtails and inkwells probably explains it.

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