Monday, March 19, 2018

On the Fact that We've Apparently Gotten to the Point Where a 5 Year-Old Boy Saying that He's a Girl Has Just as Much Merit as a 40 Year-Old Man Saying that He's a Woman

So never mind the fact that such gender confusion is relatively common and that the vast majority of kids grow out of it - FULL-STEAM AHEAD INSTEAD!! Yep, we are one insane species, that's for certain.

On President Trump Saying that Rex Tillerson Was Too Establishment

So a guy from the private sector with seemingly no deep-state tarnish on him is too establishment but this Pompeo character who's fucking dripping with the stuff isn't? Yeah, I gotta go with yet another unforced error on this one, folks. Sorry.

On the Fact that (According to the College Board) White Kids from Families Making Less than $20,000 a Year Score About the Same On the SATs as Black Kids from Families Making Over $200,000 a Year

So white privilege is so powerful and so ubiquitous that it allows for a poor white youngster from the Alleghenies to compete even-up with an upper-middle class black kid from Pacific Palisades. Wow, now that is some potent shit.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

On Senators Sanders, Lee, Murphy, and Paul Introducing a Resolution Which Will Significantly Curtail America's Involvement In the Disgusting and Borderline Genocidal Conflict In Yemen

Now this is the type of bipartisanship that we need to see a lot more of. Well done, fellas (though, yes, the war whores in both parties will unquestionably vote it down and maybe even filibuster it).

On the Fact that (According to Nichols Wade's Great Book, "A Troublesome Inheritance") In Order for the Mongols to Effectively Rule Over China Post Conquest, They Ultimately Had to Adopt China's More Sophisticated Institutions (Institutions that Had Proven Effective In Neutralizing Tribalism)

Contrast this to the Ottomans, who, whenever they took over a state, instituted a form of military slavery in which anyone who didn't measure up could at any moment be murdered per orders of the Sultan......and to essentially everywhere else that Islam has inflicted its ideology upon a conquered foe (Thailand is getting a man-sized dose of this treatment as we speak). Happy landing, Europe............................................................................................P.S. And, no, I'm not saying that the Mongols weren't capable of their own brand of brutality in that they clearly were but at least they showed SOME adaptability and for that they were Machiavellian even before Machiavelli.

Saturday Joni Break - Edition 4