The Great War and remembrance of some massive sadness

Posted On: Tuesday - April 3rd 2018 7:04PM MST
In Topics: 
  General Stupidity  Music  History

World War I ended just over a hundred years ago, by 5 months or so. [OOPS - big-ass boo-boo! Ed.] Peak Stupidity has been remiss as much as any other media (at least that I've read) on not commemorating the end, or the horrific battles that resulted in massive slaughter of young men in Europe from 1914 - 1918. There's no particular reason for the music presented below to appear here on this day. It's just that a commenter somewhere on embedded this one. It's not really that important under which post it appeared, it just brought out some feelings about war, especially truly needless war, such as was what was called The Great War, until WWII only 22 years or so afterwards.

I've read John Keegan's book, maybe 10 years back, and I don't recall it ever really coming up with a serious reason the deaths of these 10's of millions of young men were even remotely necessary.

Instead of some brief synopsis of the Great War, or links to some real history, I will just show you this video/song called The Green Fields of France. It's by a group of musicians named The Furies with Davey Arthur. I'd never heard of them. It doesn't matter.

I really don't think any other posting I could do would mean anything compared to the thoughts of these men dying for small pieces of ground at a young age, with all that future lost. I'll get back to it tommorrow though.

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The Lion of the Se enate a-bed up on the Silver Screen

Posted On: Tuesday - April 3rd 2018 2:36AM MST
In Topics: 
  Commies  Movies

(pic lazily lifted from Brenda Walker's VDare article) is not the place to go to for movie reviews. (Neither is Peak Stupidity, come to think of it.) However, due to this ex-senator's role in creating the immigration nightmare we are experiencing, Mrs. Brenda Walker wrote here about a movie coming out on the Ted Kennedy-caused suffocation of a young lady long ago at a place on Massachusetts' Martha's Vineyard Island called Chappaquiddick. That word may not ring any bells for the younger readers, but the unintentional manslaughter, and it's intentional covering-up to try to keep this member of the ill-fated Kennedy clan "presidential material", are well-known to any Americans who followed politics right about until the time this guy died as a Senator . (Incidentally, Ted Kennedy has gotten a shout-out on the Peak Stupidity blog before. By "shout-out" here, we mean a verbal ass-kicking.)

There aren't many new movies that I get even a bit interested in seeing, but this may be one. I'd read a book about the Chappaquiddick incident way back, and it did not make the future Senator look good, let me tell you. In this PC, cntrl-left day-and-age, though, it'd be hard to know who the Hollywood people will back, a young lady who was let to suffocated in a car sunk in the water (her name was Mary Joe Kopechnee) or a guy who was instrumental in ruining the USA ... tough call these days.

I gotta say, I don't think the producers put a whole lot of thought into the title. OK, "Chappaquiddick" may pique the interest of the young people who know nothing about it and have never heard the word. For the rest of us, how about "Who's the U-Boat Commander?". Hahaaa! What, too soon?

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Human Resources - scourge of the Big-Biz world

Posted On: Monday - April 2nd 2018 4:13PM MST
In Topics: 
  Immigration Stupidity  Big-Biz Stupidity

A Human Resources Generalist?

(Yeah, I think I could place her in a good position...)

This first paragraph is just some housekeeping, as I have added a new topic key, Big-Biz Stupidity. It's very easy to do, but I have hesitated adding these as a good many of the older post should have the new topic keys attached. It's time to add a few more new ones, and then go through all 620 posts and see what matches. It's not like we have a search function or anything, ha! Just due to time allotment, it's gonna have to be posting or updating the site, and I've been opting for posting above all.

Anyway, this post is about Big Business, and has the appropriate topic key now. Let's get to the point: It's these damn HR people, mostly women. In case you've lived a charmed life, you would know that the acronym stands for Human Resources, the people formerly known as "personnel". Even the name change represents a step down in status of the employees they aim to hire or help in some way. "Personnel" is fairly plain English, and while the "Human" part sounds more, well, human, I don't feel like a "resource". "We've got $155 million in liquid assets, some $340 million in mechanical assets, including the CATS and Kubotas, and a net cash drain of $55 million in those human resources", and "We need about 40 more of those fluid mechanics engineering resources, say 25 more of those computer programming resources, and get rid of those 10 deadbeat marketing resources", is, I guess, how the company sees it. The Human Resources people are there to collect those resources. That name change was probably 30-40 years ago, and I'm not personelly (get it?) gonna change it, so let me get to the real problem with these human wasted resources.

It's not the administrative part of this HR job I have a problem with. In a big organization, you're gonna need a few people to take care of the health plan, the tax deductions, the vacation time, etc. to let people work at their real jobs. That's what you call, well, used to call, being a clerk, and that term went away even longer ago, I think. There's nothing wrong with it. Someone who works on brand-new software to approve vacation days, and get people signed up for this and that is still just as much of a clerk as the guy who did it on yellow legal pads, and kept open-ring binders in the 1970's. You do know Peak Stupidity HATES euphemisms, right?

It's the hiring part of the job that makes these HR (mostly) women into the tyrants of the working world. This goes back more than 2 decades for me, as, at a technical job, the boss was telling us that he wanted to hire this one guy who had experience at this certain job. "I don't know... we've got to get it through HR" he worried, and rightly so, cause I never saw the guy show up. WTF should the boss (of this group, anyway) not be able to hire whomever he feels like? I was shocked by this revelation. They are middlewomen, and just as people in the FIRE "industries" are nothing but middlemen, they get off on making the productive people bow down to them, due to their power in the hiring process.

HR people KNOW NOTHING about the jobs that they are hiring people to do. If they did, they'd probably be DOING those jobs, rather than making up fancy processes to screen out people. The Peak Stupidity blog staff [uh-huh? - Ed] is most familiar with the software field as far as this piece of stupidity goes. There are thousands of types of scripts or "packages" or "environments" or what-have-you that can be asked for in a job description. Many of these can be learned over a weekend. OK, it may take a while to get faster, but, damn, it's just not any big deal, but these are just mysterious black boxes to the HR women. "Oh, you don't 'have' php? Oooh, this is not gonna work.". "Oh, you use the open-source version of Word. Nah, you're not Big Corp material - I'm so sorry." It's easier just to have a friend that you used to "work for" to back you up for any little piece of software in the job description. Yeah, that's what I'm telling you. Just get the job - ever heard of OJT? That works, if you already have the smarts.

I could tell more stories, but Peak Stupidity doesn't like to reveal all, as you may have noticed. These HR clowns are traveling all over the world, BTW, acting like Queens of the Skies, going to Brazil to hire some people to bring back as cheap labor on H-1B visas, for instance - yes, I've talked to them. Apparently there are not enough smart people here ... well, not that can be bossed around as much as foreigners on "temporary" work visas. Even if you seem quite qualified for a job, you may find out that the ad is in place just to fulfill US law, but the description can be made tighter at will to screen out anyone who may be qualified but is not that specific work-visa guy that the ad was made to ass-cover.

Yet, one has to be on the best side for these people, so it's really not good to bring up any of this material herein during an interview with one of these "generalists". [disclaimer required per Peak Stupidity legal dept.]. The lack of knowledge in the fields that they are hiring for, combined with the abiltiy to force prospective employees to kiss ass, or at the very least, be nice, indeed turns these people into the scourge of the Big-Biz world. Then, since they are part of the corporate dead-mass, you've got to put up with this type of crap:


Due to blood pressure concerns the rest about this scourge of the Big-Biz world will be covered by two more short posts, I think, one on having to deal with the HR department when already on the job, and another involving computer-based selection of employees.

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"How are you doing today?" - Seriously?

Posted On: Saturday - March 31st 2018 7:49PM MST
In Topics: 
  Humor  Curmudgeonry  Big-Biz Stupidity

I'll start first with the Curmudgeonry part: Big Business likes total control of the actions of their employees these days. You've talked to people, I'm sure, on customer support (oops, "customer care") lines who are working off of a script. It's probably something like a flow chart, but so computerized that the dot-Indian named Conner may have a real problem if you interrupt with "how are you doing this morning?". He may even have to cntrl-alt-delete out of his system, and start all over. That tends to piss people off on both ends.

The big corps. really want to take judgement and decision-making away from the employees as much as they possibly can. Is it that this is really necessary, since we are after all, nearing Peak Stupidity? Nah, it's probably due to an oversupply of moronic MBA's. The stupid may exist on the other end versus the way the CEO sees it.

Anyway, lots of retail chains have cashiers who are trained to say the same one line to the customers, though maybe it changes every few years to shake up the whole corporate ladder as a new MBA comes up with something. "Have a nice day!" is kind of 1970's and only really worked in California, when there was still something left of it. For a while now, at the grocery store it's been "did you find everything OK?" I don't really get the question as well as I should after many hundreds of times hearing it. No, I usually have forgotten something. If I don't find something, I often ask - does that mean I should answer in the affirmative? I didn't come here for everything, cause some things are lots cheaper at another store. "Well, I'm here." is usually the answer. It's kind of noncommittal, seeing as the girl cashier does not really give a shit what I say. Her job is done.

Now, the most recent thing is just a simple "how are you doing today?" That's a lot better, almost like it's something people might say even if they haven't read and acknowledged the three memos from corporate. A few days back though (yeah, OK, finally to the humor part), after they'd just implemented this new MBA-thesis-inspired cashier-greeting-analysis-team-approved program, a lady customer in line was buying just one item. That's a good thing. I'm not much of a shopper and was ready to get out of there. The one item was tampons, and there was no hiding them, especially from an avowed expert.

The cashier, with no thought whatsoever goes "how are you doing today?", per new store policy. "How the hell do you think she's doing, she's buying nothing but a pack of tampons? It's not like she's stocking up along with the rest of the groceries; this is more a flow issue.", I go thought. Well, how often are you going to get a chance to make a joke like this? It may never occur again before the cashier-greeting has been changed. Therefore, I had to try it on at least to the young man bagging the groceries. Not too awful loudly, I said "hey, I don't think you even need to ask her that today." Yeah, I got a smile - see it's all in the delivery, and I thank the corporate office for their support for this joke.

PS: As someone who is somewhat familiar with computers and software, I can see a nice plug in (no, not literally) to the cash register computer to stop any foh paws that may result from the current cashier-greeting policy. Why not scan a few items first, and then say whatever it is supposed to be? Weird, you say? Think of the benefits though - if a birthday cake is scanned through, the cashier will be told via her screen "Say 'Happy Birthday', yeah right now, dammit!" Maybe it's a larger than normal amount of vegetables and not meat products. The screen will read "Say, 'yeah, hear about those poor seal lions they've been oppressing at the zoo?! We should do something!' - no don't DO ANYTHING - we don't allow any political activities by our employees! Just say that.". Next, the Tampax comes across the red-laser eyes of your scanner - screen says "Just shut it. Don't say a word; it'll only make things worse for you."

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The Healthcare Stasi and Women's Suffrage

Posted On: Friday - March 30th 2018 8:02PM MST
In Topics: 
  US Police State  Pundits  Liberty/Libertarianism  Healthcare Stupidity  Female Stupidity

Yesterday's post on the pundit Michelle Malkin's article about government-supported coercion of dental patients brings up a larger point. She writes about a specific case of a family being ratted out for wanting to do their own thinking on whether, where, and when, to bring their kids to the dentist. She also does relate this case to others and not just in the dentistry field, in which Big-Gov, at various levels, is up in our business just due to the fact that socialized medicine has let them.

That's all fine, and it's important writing by Mrs. Malkin. We don't intend to make our larger point solely at the expense of our number 2 pundit, but this is about women and women-run societies in general. She's a woman. No, the Peak Stupidity blog has not brought up the "matriarchy" before, but the reader must be well aware of how much of the institutions in America are, if not women-run, heavily influenced. The women's "franchise", "suffrage", or right to vote has been a 100-year-long experiment for which the results are in - survey says: big, stupid failure! I will not bring up this as the bogeywoman behind all the destruction of this country by any means. Looking back, the FED, the income tax and all that financial stupidity were creations of men when only men voted. Still, this women's vote has been a really bad piece of stupidity, and is bearing it's fruit nowadays.

"How is this related to the "Healthcare Stasi" department of the US Police State and Michelle Malkin, for that matter?", the reader may rightly ask. Though I may be just speculating in regard to this pundit and the column in question, it can be used as an example of how the general way of thinking is different between men and woman. The families being brought up, and their difficulties with the heavy hand of government are a human interest story. The women want to see only the human side of everything, and not the principles, legal framework, or the basic system of governance that are the real root causes. Sure, Mrs. Malkin may be against the specific laws that allow the Family Destructive Child "Protective" Services people to threaten one for deciding to change dentists. She can see there is an overall big problem with big government here.

However, does Mrs. Malkin or do almost any women write about, support, or vote for real bedrock Libertarian principles? I just don't notice many at all. Women tend to vote for BIG STATE more than men. They look at the small and medium picture, as do many men too, but it seems ONLY men can see the big picture and found and operate a society with real justice and rule-of-law. "Oh, have some compassion!" you hear from the women and womenized crowd. "Justice tempered with mercy" is a phrase you read, but you can't have real justice if mercy is given willy-nilly due to our feeeeelings.

This Police State we live under was created because not enough Americans have voted for and supported liberty over the years. The smaller parts, such as the tyranny of CPS, and the Educational Stupidity may be a problem for many women because that is where they "live", but these institutions are almost all full of women. None of them look at the bigger picture and would ever think of invoking the golden rule for once in their lives in addition to imagining unintended consequences. "What would happen if my dear kids got into this situation?" "Hmmm, could this policy end up being misused by those in power?" Nope, they don't do the kind of thinking the Founding Fathers of America did.

We just can't continue to have women running this place. It was bad enough with men in charge, as not enough of them were bright enough to fight the statists and the internal Commie invasion. With women that don't even think of basic principles, this shit-show won't last. That's our axiom here at Peak Stupidity - all of this stuff will end with the coming crash due to the Financial Stupidity and things get REAL. Women will be women and men will be men again at that time. Before then, we can only laugh at this stuff, hopefully from afar.

Lastly, I will repeat that this is no screed against Michelle Malkin, after having praised her just yesterday. It's just thoughts that came up upon reading her description of the problem without even one paragraph knocking Socialist, excuse me, "Single-Payer" medicine. In support of our opinion against the woman's vote, however, I will present as Exhibit A, our number 1 pundit, Miss Ann Coulter. She agrees with Peak Stupidity, though her reasoning is thus:
"I think [women] should be armed but should not vote. No, they all have to give up their vote, not just, you know, the lady clapping and me. The problem with women voting -- and your Communists will back me up on this -- is that, you know, women have no capacity to understand how money is earned. They have a lot of ideas on how to spend it. And when they take these polls, it's always more money on education, more money on child care, more money on day care."

[From Conservapedia]
"We" are just more deeply in LUV every day. If just a few more women thought like Miss Coulter, we'd be rid of the expression "f___ing her brains out" in a jiffy.

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Big-Gov and the Dental Branch of the American Stasi

Posted On: Thursday - March 29th 2018 11:33AM MST
In Topics: 
  US Police State  Pundits  Liberty/Libertarianism  US Feral Government  Healthcare Stupidity

Michelle Malkin, number 2 pundit in all Americastan:

Mrs. Michelle Malkin would have to be 2nd to the Peak Stupidity blog's favorite of the few NSPs*, Miss Ann Coulter**. She is a long-term American, former Filipina, who does not always write on topics of interest to this blog, but never has written anything we've disagreed with either. BTW, does it help being a cutie to be our favorites here? Nah, this is coincidental, seriously. More about female pundits and the female mindset on down the post in a continuation post to come.

Mirs. Malkin's latest column, "The Snitches in Your Kids’ Dental Office", is about the growing overarching US Police State stupidity as related to the medical, OK, healthcare industry. This stuff started a ways back, as doctor's offices came out with survey paperwork that included questions about guns in the home. OK, no matter what you think on gun safety, safety is NOT a health matter (yeah, it may CAUSE a health matter later if you poke your eye out, per Mom, but that's not the same thing). I didn't see any questions about swimming pools, with or without diving boards, how high you've got your water heater turned up ... that could go on and on. DO NOT answer these questions except with the standard NOYFB! Yeah, None Of Your Fucking Business is the new N/A.

With the modern State-induced bureaucracy pervasive in the medical industry, comes ways of Big-Gov collecting formerly-private information on you and your family, but in addition, coercing patients into actions based on the government's wishes. This one is not about the Feral Government directly, yet they are indirectly behind all of this, as the various States are now sack-hangers of Fed Gov due to various reasons to be the subject of an upcoming post (there's a lot of upcoming posts around here, dammit). Mrs. Malkin's story is about a family who is under the strong hand of BIG DENTISTRY, it seems. Keep in mind that this one story is not the whole picture. This stuff goes on a lot, but most parents do not raise the hell that they should. They meekly go along for various reasons (another post?!)

This is another "read the whole thing" deal (link near the top), but just a few excerpts here may help you see the problem. The gist of it:
Mom Trey Hoyumpa shared a letter last week on Facebook from a dental office called Smiles 4 Keeps in Bartonsville, Pennsylvania. It informed her that if she did not make a dental appointment for “regular professional cleanings” for her child, she could be charged with “dental neglect.” Citing a law called Pennsylvania Act 31 on child abuse recognition and reporting, the dental office threatened to report the mom to state authorities if she did not schedule an appointment.
Now this faceboot part is part of the point of the continuation of this post later, regarding the female view of our societal problems. Yes, that includes Miss Malkin, probably.

Next here's discussion about the causes of Pennsylvania's ability to harass a family in this manner:
Brett Darken wrote: “Anyone familiar with ‘family court,’ DCF, state probate and guardianship courts know well this story. In any other context, it would be considered a threat, coercion and intimidation under RICO laws. But because it’s the government, it’s legal.”
Skenazy drills down to the core: “The issue here is how easy it is to drag a family into an abuse investigation, and how hard it is for the family, like an impacted molar, to get itself extracted.”
Yeah, OK, if you're gonna be a pundit, you've gotta make some puns, I GET THAT! (good ones too, I'll admit)

The real basic root cause, how people have let their governments get way too big and run their lives is not addressed. OK, maybe that's due to the length of the column, or just sticking to the smaller subject here. However, that's the stuff that never gets addressed, and the mostly female-run society that America is now, is a major contributing factor. That is the segue-way into part 2, to come hopefully tonight.

* Non Stupid Pundits

** Who just hit another column out-o-the-park with this latest sarcastic criticism of President Trump, titled "3-D Chess–It Only LOOKS Like Trump Is Throwing Away His Presidency!"

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Must-watch video - Ann Coulter at the Oxford Union

Posted On: Tuesday - March 27th 2018 8:56PM MST
In Topics: 
  Student Snowflakes  Trump  Pundits

This video is the best of Ann Coulter we've ever seen. The Peak Stupidity blog has raved about this shining light* in the fairly dark, disturbed world of Big Pundit before (see here, here, here, here, and here for more on her great writing.) She is the best of conservatism, libertarianism, and common sense in just the right proportions, with not bad proportions in general, either.

Miss Coulter speaks below in front of the "Oxford Union", whoever the hell they are. I do know they are Englishmen, and it's in England, so Miss Coulter somehow was able to get herself allowed into that Orwellian state of formerly-Great, formerly-Britain without the "Home Office" rejecting her for acts of truthtelling. This should be a very enjoyable video for Peak Stupidity readers. It's a good hour, but one could just listen to Miss Coulter's talk before the Q/A period, taking just under 15 minutes of one's time.

Here are a few interesting things as a quick Peak Stupidity review first:

- Miss Coulter is very dissapointed in President Trump, as are most of the supporters, but still holds out hope (somewhat more than this blog does).

- It is impressive to me, in this day and age, that these student snowflakes, though obviously "triggered" by this non-PC, non-conformist, truthful viewpoint, listened politely. There is no violence or screaming, even, if that's what you were looking for (no, no catfight either between Ann and some kind of British Bizarro-Coulter, down on the floor, with grabbing of flesh, biting, make-up sex ... no, no, none of that ... sigh ...)

- Ann brought up the 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders with some interesting things that I had not known. In addition to being against mass immigration as a Socialist, and anti-"invade-the-world", of course, he was a gun rights guy too, in the past. Once he became a Democrat contender, he dropped all and any common-sense and American values of any sort, as I guess that's in the by-laws. See 08:20 in for this.

- Global Climate DisruptionTM is still A THING, apparently, as, at 42:45 in, we have a nitwit bring this up to Ann, embarrassingly using the old-timey term "Global Warming". Ha, that's so 1990's! (as is saying "that's so ___ (date)", sorry.) I had never heard/read Miss Coulter speak or write on this topic, and she didn't fail me here either.

- I learned that it doesn't matter how stupid one's opinion is, if one speaks with a posh British accent like many of these questioners, it's gonna sound intelligent. OK, really, most of these people ARE very bright, though most are not experienced enough in the world to fully understand Miss Coulter's points.

- Miss Coulter is very gracious to the audience, even while not backing down on any of her points.

I have written that until about 10 years back, Ann Coulter seemed to be the typical GOP supporting semi-neocon type that fits in well in the world of Big Pundit but not with this guy. She has come around, and with each issue that I have not heard her talk/write about before, she does not dissapoint. Here is someone who seeks the truth. Were I not married, and were Miss Coulter perhaps 1/2 a foot shorter, I would probably be stalking this woman till shooed off at gunpoint. Just imagine if we had Ann Coulter, or someone else this bright, truth-seeking, and quick-witted in the White House!

* Tucker Carlson is another in this small elite group of NSP's (the Non Stupid Pundits).

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5-D chess, hell, I'd settle for tick-tac-freaking-toe at this point.

Posted On: Monday - March 26th 2018 10:23AM MST
In Topics: 

If they're happy, we're in deep trouble.

3 days ago, Mr. John Derbyshire wrote Deep State Rolls Trump On Budget, Immigration. Is This the End?. Keep in mind, this writer is a supporter, as is the Peak Stupidity blog. It's a damn big disappointment at this point. Please, don't go thinking, well, would you'd rather have had the Hildabeast? Read through, and you'll have your answer. However, having Trump stop the destruction of this country by a half-decade or so was not really my hope in early 2017.

To have any chance of reversing things, President Trump would have had to get started on his pro-Americans agenda like last year. Right now, he's caving into any and all of the neocon, globalist agenda, like an anthill in front of a Caterpillar D-11. Yeah, after his signing of the budget bill, with his meager $1.5 billion (0.03% of yearly Feral-Gov. spending) for some portion of some piece of a wall somewhere, he has given up the whole ballgame. What the hell kind of negotiator does that? Hey, he's not even supposed to be a negotiator - that's not really what we need anyway (read on).

The comments under John Derbyshire's article are mostly in agreement with some of the opposed writers using arguments to the effect of:
- This is just a 1/2 year budget - the military must get paid.
- Trump can spend the money as he likes, once it gets approved (really?)
- He's got everyone in power against him and must use the twitter platform to get out the word.

Hope is not a real strategy, people. Trump has surrendered on about all he stood for during the campaign, some of it early on - keeping the wars going, appointing the worst of the neocons and globalists as advisors, etc. We should all have known that this one guy can't do it alone, but we still need the guy to act as a leader. The praise for Trump-tweets really irk me, as that is his problem. A leader could use this silly, but possibly effective, mode of communication for good, not for stupid.

Instead of
That Biden said he could beat me up. He and how many others? #KickBidensAss
the President could use the tweets to inform Americans how they can help to defeat all the powers that are against him. That's what a leader would do.
This list consists of 15 Senators that we must defeat to get S-XXXX passed next term: R-SC Ms. Lindsey XXXXXX (redacted) D-NV HARRY Redacted, etc., etc., etc. #PrimaryThemToHell!
These judge must go! Here are email addresses of patriots who lead the impeachment movements for these jurisdictions: XXXXX XXXXXX. #ImpeachTheBastards!
This is the stuff a LEADER would do. He would not even have to do the tweeting himself. Were Trump to have kept the best of the real American patriots around, instead of people how are actively working to subvert the agenda of Americans, those loyalists could work out the details. Delegate! Quit writing tit-for-tat childhood tweets about the personal slights, fire all FBI guys and other surfacers from the Deep State, and DELEGATE.

Much of the delegation could be to the American people, who would be estatic to have some direction and goals to implement to help in the agenda for Americans.

Are these ideas too obtuse multi-dimensional for the Trump administration? 3-D chess, hell, it's just called LEADERSHIP.

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"Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo...

Posted On: Monday - March 26th 2018 9:31AM MST
In Topics: 
  Music  Treehuggers  Curmudgeonry

I do believe it, I do believe it's true."

How can the zoo NOT be a fun experience, at least for the humans, and most of the other animals too? It's an old fun Simon & Garfunkle song, embedded at the bottom of this post.
"The monkeys stand for honesty,
giraffes are insincere,
and the elephants are kindly,
but they're dumb.
Orangutans are skeptical
of changes in their cages,
and the zookeeper is very fond of rum.
Zebras are reactionaries.
Antelopes are missionaries.
Pigeons plot in secrecy,
and hamsters turn on frequently.
What a gas! You gotta come and see
at the zoo...."
Paul Simon's knowledge of animal sociology aside, yeah, how can it NOT be fun? Well, I'll tell you (remember "Curmudgeonry" is one of our biggest and dearest topic keys on the Peak Stupidity blog). See, it' s the treehuggers this time. You've got a nice family day going on, right? You've told the kids we will hang out here and watch the seals and sea lions get fed and put on a show (see lions have external ears, so that's how you know the difference).

Now, the nice 20-y/o or so girl with a microphone was saying hello to some of the kids to pass the time waiting for the show time. The sea lions (with external ears) and the seals (without) were doing some high-speed passes as once they saw or heard (hmmm, they got ears, right?) the crowd gathering, they knew food was not far away. It was all going well until this girl started to give the introduction. No, wait, that was OK so far. She told us the difference between the seal lions and seals (the ears for one - I! GET! THAT! / editor-Carlson] ) and more interesting facts. Holy moley some of these sea mammals are > 500 lb! Fine.

Then, there was a 2-minute guilt-induced disclaimer of how these guys (and gals, I guess... the males have external uh...) were ABSOLUTELY NOT doing TRICKS for you kids ... no, no, this was normal behavior, not like in the official Sea World. They were acting out their normal impulses, not being sea bitches for THE MAN! Who cares? I'm sure they don't care, the kids in the audience didn't care, WTF lady? Hang on, it got lots worse.

"OK, maybe she's done." I kept thinking over and over, as now the girl wholeheartedly went into a talk about how these sea guys (and gals) may choke on plastic in the ocean. It does not all come into the sea directly, but lots comes from inland via rivers. She never just came out and said "Don't litter, people!", but that's all it comes down to. WE! GET! THAT! There are fines for littering. It's a different world from 30 years back, when, I'll admit, people didn't care very much, at least out in the country. However, if she'd just gotten this rant over with, then I'd have been fine with that. WE! GET! THAT! END! IT!

It kept going. The girl talked throughout the whole damn time that the feeding was going on, and these creatures were jumping onto land, popping up here and there, and swimming like madmen. How can you enjoy it, when the girl was lecturing us the whole time, loud enough on the PA to drown out (pun intended) the splashes and voices of these cool sea creatures? You just ruined it, you annoying treehugger, for all of us. Man, I will tell you that, were the wife not there, I'd have made on simple remark in front of the hundreds of people. "WE! GET! IT! SIT! DOWN! Let us watch these beautiful creatures in peace, dammit!"

I didn't see another animal in the whole rest of the zoo as annoying as this well-meaning fun-spoiling broad, and I'm counting the monkeys. Maybe external ears are not all they're cartilaged up to be.

Here's the annotation under the most popular youtube upload of At the Zoo

"The song is one of Paul Simon's many tributes to his hometown of New York City. The narrative tells the story of a trip to the Central Park Zoo, perhaps under the influence of drugs; when the singer reaches the zoo, he anthropomorphizes the animals in various amusing ways, with a resulting cynical eye towards ..."

Dude, yes it was the 1960's, but it was not ALL about drugs, as far as I don't remember. It's just a song.

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Our patience for last 3 decadal Golden Earring songs is wearing thin.

Posted On: Saturday - March 24th 2018 6:59PM MST
In Topics: 
  Music  Humor

One of this writer's favorite rock bands of all time is Creedence Clearwater Revival out of California circa 1968-1972. I will say without wanting to hear any argument about it, that Mr. John Fogerty had the best voice ever in rock music. Therefore, I am amazed that I have found a lack of any CCR material as Peak Stupidity presented music. It's not gonna be in this post either, as I am trying to make a point. It'll be coming though. (I still can't believe ... no CCR!)

Why the band was just mentioned is due to some thoughts I've had on productive vs. non-productive bands. See, these 4 guys, John Fogerty, his brother Tom Fogerty, Stu Cook, and Doug Clifford made in the neighborhood of 8-10 albums or great rock in that period of 4 years! You couldn't be much of any rock music fan without having heard 10 or more of the great hits... again, they'll be on here, but it's hard to decide which one should go first. Now, that's a hardworking band.

Let me contrast that to a band who may even be hardworking, but either their promoters are/were not, or they did just fade away. All I know is that one hit song every decade is not really enough to get me going to a concert, if, in fact, they are even still alive. It's a Dutch band (that's Holland, for you folks in Rancho Cucamunga) called Golden Earring. Yeah, they had one great song called Radar Love in the 1970's and another good one, called Twilight Zone, known by this blogger as "When the Bullet Hits the Bone" in the 1980's. Guys, where is your 1990's song, your 2000's song, and, hell, it'd be great if you didn't wait till the last minute for this decade's song. You are almost 3 songs behind, and I, for one, am losing my patience here! Where are my '90s, 00's and 10's hit songs... I hear no hit songs... you show me my hit songs [/finger wagging].

Both of these 2 have great rhythms, with the heavy bass guitar standing out, and at least the 1st one has a long dance version due to this.

Hey, it turns out, upon actually doing some reading, that this band made lots of albums, but most of the stuff just didn't make it big anywhere besides in the Netherlands (that's Holland for you readers in Rancho Palos Verdes). They were creating an album every year or two from the mid-60's through the 80's. Mea culpa, Golden Earring, but I don't erase posts, so here's the music:

Golden Earring's 1970's hit Radar Love (too bad this version doesn't have an extended instrumental - it easily could have.)

(No, they are NOT necessarily gay - this was 1973, dammit.)

Golden Earring's 1980's hit Twilight Zone (extended version):

Golden Earring's 1990's hit TBD:

Golden Earring's 2000's hit TBD:

Golden Earring:
Rinus Gerritsen – bass, keyboards, guitar, harmonica
George Kooymans – guitar, vocals
Barry Hay – vocals, guitar, flute, saxophone
Cesar Zuiderwijk – drums, percussion

(Holy Moley, I just learned this band formed in 1961! I hope they are all OK.)

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Modern Peak Stupidity telephone etiquette

Posted On: Saturday - March 24th 2018 12:19AM MST
In Topics: 
  Humor  Curmudgeonry  Artificial Stupidity

"Not invented here" is not spoken here at Peak Stupidity! We have invented a new telephone etiquette just in time for the 21st century, or what's left of it. First of all, the reader may have one question right away. "What is a telephone?" Oh, sorry, they are just called phones now, but with most of these modern devices, on can still perform telephony, the process of conversion of sound waves into electrical signals, sending said signal somewhere, and converting back into the same static-y broken-up sound waves that one started with. "Elementary, my dear ... " errr "Mr. Watson – Come here – I want to see you" were the first words to have come through Alexander Graham Bell's invention 142 years ago. Through the magic of geeks and technology, this has become "Ms. Watson, can you hear me now?" and "Yes, sawww yr bikini pics look fwd to mpg file."

The phone etiquette to be introduced here at the Peak Stupidity blog was really lifted from a friend. He has been without caller ID in the modern world. Well, life moves pretty fast these days, and one must keep up somewhat or will get behind the waves that keep us ahead of the red SPAM tide. In my case, it's a phone number that somehow escaped, after many years, into the clutches of BIG DATA - that's the problem.

Here's the solution: Do not say "Hello" anymore for any number that is unknown (all numbers in my friend's case). Just hit the answer button or do whatever swiping is necessary. Then, just sit there and wait for some noise to come across the NSA data-sucking servers ether until you hear either:

a) Your phone's hang-up noise, as the computer generated software instigating the call has figured this number is bogus, and proceeds to subtract a 1 in the Real_Person_Count field in the Harass_The_Shit_Outta table of the NOS (Numbers Of Suckers) database.

b) Your friend or colleague finally says, "Hey, what the...?" and you're like "Hey". After you've answered questions such as "what's wrong with you?" for a few times, this friend will understand the point of this new phone etiquette.

It's elementary, Watson, it's the person calling that must say something first now: "Hello" may still be used, as that's just so ingrained, or we could start with "Can you hear me now?" which may eventually morph into a quicker "HearMiNow?" I like it.

Let's give it a few months or years, as personal etiquette, even the pronunciation of said word (it's 3 syllables, it turns out, not "Et-teek") is not easily changed. It's incumbent upon the reader to steer traffic to Peak Stupidity in order to spread this software-defeating method of phone etiquette around. If we you get cracking we may be all used to it after not so long ... about the time that people don't even use the phone to talk anymore. Well, telephony had a good run 140-odd years... it's probably a lost art just due to the difficulty of answering a damn call without just picking up a part, or mashing one simple button anymore. It's way too much trouble for lots of us, in the age of Peak Stupidity.

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Starbucks vs. the Viennese Kaffeehaus

Posted On: Friday - March 23rd 2018 10:53PM MST
In Topics: 
  General Stupidity  History  Economics

"Get back to work - what do you think this is, a Viennese Kafeehaus?"

That's what we'd hear long ago doing some work for this one old man, if we sat down on the job. He was referrring to the famous coffee shops of old Vienna, Austria, a tradition since the end of the 1600's. Yep, he could have been there pre-WWII and nope, Starbucks doesn't go back that far. This phrase came back to me while at one of the local coffee shops yesterday.

The reader may very well wonder whether the Peak Stupidity blog has something personal against coffee, coffee shops, a certain pretty barista who has spurned this blogs advances (haha), what? It's true I personally am not into the fancy lattes, expresso's and the like, but, nah, this is more just about our thoughts on the economic and social conditions of society, as already discussed with respect to the ubiquitous American coffee shop early this month. This post is up due to our taking another blog-tax-write-off to the coffee shop this very morning to hang out with friends - yes, I had hot chocolate, mmm, that hits the spot... not so many hotties in this particular store, I must report....

OK, culinary review over with here, let me say the crowd at this store were more a bunch of people getting their fix of caffeine for the morning, and getting some sort of "work" done vs. the longer-term hang-outers of the shop described in the above link. My question was (and still is) regarding this relaxed, easygoing, not-particularly-productive lifestyle of the young people who stay there large chunks of the day, work in the same environment, and never get ahead much economically. Can this last, as the American economy does not create much wealth anymore and hums along on borrowed time, due to borrowed money? Is there a parallel with the pre-WWII Austrian society, in which the Kaffee Hauses and hanging out at said Hauses was a really big thing also?

Back in that long-ago day in Vienna, Austria was a more significant part of Europe and Europe was a more significant part of the world. Vienna, being the capital and by-far biggest city there, contained the high-society types, but coffee shops were for the every-man, as life was in some ways more relaxed back then. They would have sauntered up from their "flats" or hopped off the trolley, vs. pulling up on a fancy scooter or stepping out of an oversized pickup truck in the present time. The customers, as is the case today, must have included the not-hard-working every-Commie, to pound his fists on the table and rant about society. Rather than a grande caffe latte, maybe he would have just a normal cup of fucking coffee, but at about 1/100th the price* (yes, 5 cents a cup was probably in the ballpark), along with some apple strudel instead of those overpriced sticky pastries you'd get at Starbucks. Something tells me the talk would have been more sophisticated, as that's how Europeans are (not necessarily a good thing), and times were just a whole lot less stupid everywhere.

That's most of a century ago, but the more things change, the more they stay the same, said some French guy (but in a more sophisticated way, since it was in French). Is this the problem though? As things approach Peak economic Stupidity in today's America, are we in for the same complete societal turnmoil as the Viennese coffee drinkers unknowingly were on those beautiful spring days in the middle of the 1930's?

* My time period discussed here is well after World War I, meaning after the great hyperinflation of the early 1920's, as also experienced in Weimar Republic Germany and elsewhere around Central Eurpope. It'd be hard to come up with any good number of what anything cost during that terrible time.

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"There is a shadow hanging over our heads" - Mr. Sellner's speech

Posted On: Wednesday - March 21st 2018 5:17PM MST
In Topics: 
  Political Correctness  Liberty/Libertarianism  Orwellian Stupidity  Anarcho-tyranny

Not "The King's Speech", but probably just as important:

The "mother" country of 1/4 millennium back, with it's 1000 year tradition of the development of rule of law, not men, is pretty damn far gone now. John Derbyshire, a former Englishman himself, posts the speech below, along with his commentary on VDare. I'm sure this one can be found on many alt-right and true-libertarian websites.

Just as some background, this Mr. Sellner an Austrian, along with his American girlfriend, one Britanny Pettibone, have been detained and were already deported back from England, by British foreigner immigration officials who couldn't even write their < 200 word "Notice of Refusal of Leave to Enter"* without roughly 10 grammar and spelling errors. (The title itself sounds f__d too, but I think that's just normal British English!) Did you get the part about the foreigner immigration official? Yes, we have that too, but I think the Brits are just way ahead of us in stupidity, on most fronts, if that's even possible. Yes, twin peaks. This is a country that admits known ISIS fighters, but has refused these two because they came to give speeches.

Here's the part that will make liberty-lovers sick. London has a famous "Speaker's Corner", known to this writer only from the lyrics of Dire Straits' Mark Knopfler's Industrial Disease**, which is a place that ANYONE is supposed to be able to stand up and rant about ANYTHING. Now, people are getting kicked out of the fucking country for heading that way. You are just lost, Englishmen - take care of your problems soon, or just give it up! Mr. Derbyshire, BTW, had this very good article a few days back with more details and other extreme anarcho-tyrannical goings-on in formerly-Great, formerly Britain. it's all pretty sick stuff.

Lastly, to explain more, an alt-right type British guy named Tommy Robinson delivered the speech at Speaker's Corner by reading out the text written by Mr. Sellner from jail. Sounds like Martin Luther King's (yeah, right, Doctor, Reverend, Junior achiever) "Letters from a Birmingham Jail", eh? Not exactly, though, as King had loads of do-gooder Yankees and the Fed Gov on his side, quite in contrast to the precarious position that Mr. Sellner is in. There aren't many, especially in England, who would even dare to speak up for him.

OK, enough intro - here's the whole speech. Please spread this around if you care anything about the Orwellian stuff going on in England and coming to a country near you:
Dear Friends, dear Britons, dear lovers of free speech.

I assume you all are lovers of free speech because you have come to Speakers’ Corner.

You might not understand all the fuss happening today around this speech. Honestly, I don’t understand it either.

My name is Martin Sellner. I am an Austrian patriot, and at the moment, I’m sitting in a detention cell in Colnbrook Bypass near Heathrow. My smartphone was taken and my girlfriend Brittany was separated from me. I currently don’t know where she is. We will be deported on Sunday.

Five minutes ago, they unlocked our cells and my fellow inmates are gathering in the prison wing. They are mostly illegals and eastern European criminals.

What brought me into this situation? What was my crime?

My crime was that I wanted to be here with you, to speak at Speakers’ Corner.

But let’s start with the beginning. I was invited by UKIP to present my movement at an event last Autumn. I represent Generation Identity — a patriotic European youth movement that is raising awareness about mass immigration and Islamisation.

Far-left people call us right-wing, people who want to shut free speech down call us “fascist,” and folks who hate their own culture call us “racist.”

In reality, we are just a group of young patriots fed up with the system, the mainstream press and lying politicians. We use peaceful activism to make our voices heard, and contrary to our friends on the radical left, who are probably swarming you right now, we never wear masks.

From Paris to Rome, from Vienna to London, we fight peacefully but without compromise for our freedom, our homelands, and our identity!

This is what I wanted to speak about in Autumn. But the conference was cancelled due to threats from the radical left. The venue would not take the risk. So they rescheduled it for March, this time keeping the venue secret — but again the terror of the left prevailed, and the venue dropped out.

But this time I did not want to let them win! It was about principles! (Also, our flights were already booked.)

My last refuge was Speakers’ Corner. I remembered my mother telling me about that special place when I was a child. It seemed almost magical to me. A place where everyone, without exception, could just stand on a box and start to speak to those who wanted to listen. I have always loved this tradition of Speakers’ Corner, which seemed very British to me.

But I came only to see that this tradition — the tradition of freedom of speech in the United Kingdom — is dead.

Your Country is blocking you from challenging ideas from the outside. This is a disgrace to our democracy!

I should be speaking in a neat, warm conference room right now, and you should be sitting in comfortable chairs. Instead, I’m in my cell and you are on the street in a standoff with the enemies of freedom of speech.

And this is very telling! Today there is a war going on for our freedom of speech. This war is being fought on the streets, by you!

Every man and woman showing her face today, standing shoulder to shoulder, is standing up against a new totalitarianism that has been growing for far too long. You can be proud of yourself. You might not even agree with me on every point — you are simply giving a statement that I should have the right to speak my mind freely.

I would love to be among you now. They prevented me from it. They locked up the speaker, but I know that the speech will find a way through the iron bars. It will find a way to you and you are going to hear what you government so desperately wants to protect you from.

Those words which they consider more harmful to you than rape gangs or terrorists who are let into your country again and again.

I’m going to tell you something nobody has told you before. It’s the biggest, most obvious secret of our media our politicians and our powerholders: People of Britain, you are being replaced.

There has always been immigration in your history. People coming in, assimilating.

But what’s happening today is different: You are being replaced by massive Muslim immigration.

You see it everywhere: in London, in Manchester, but also already in the little countryside towns. A big replacement is going on.

And let me tell you: your politicians have no plan, no vision and no idea how to deal with the problems that come along. Problems like you have seen in Telford, Rotherham, and on Westminster Bridge.

All across Europe, there is a shadow hanging over our heads. The French are whispering about in the Metro, the Germans murmuring about it when they feel unwatched, Italians look left and right, and if nobody is listening they tell you: “I don’t feel at home anymore in my street. We are becoming foreigners in our own country.”

And again and again I hear: “We are not allowed to talk about it.”

And that’s the bizarre drama of the “Strange death of Europe.” We are being replaced, conquered by radical Islam, and we are not allowed to talk about it!

Dear Britons, defenders of free speech. Out of my cell in Colnbrook, I want to ask you something. Be honest and raise your hands.

Who among of you has ever been in the following situation: You grab a beer after work, or you are visiting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time, or you meet other children’s parents at school — and suddenly the conversation moves to politics: radical Islam, immigration.

Who of you in this very moment was faced with the decision between speaking his mind and facing problems, or complying and staying silent?

Raise your hands and be honest.

I will not be able to see the results, but every single hand is too much. This amount of fear should not exist in a society. Speech that has social costs and severe consequences is no longer free. It has a price — and our Government and the Antifa are working everyday to raise that price.

No freedom of speech means no democracy. In front of our very eyes this country is becoming a tyranny, shutting all debates about immigration down, until demographics solves the issue by replacement. People of the UK. I might be in a cell right now, but you all are in a cell. It’s the prison of fear and silence your government and the PC tyranny has locked you in since the days of your childhood.

I ask you, I command you, break free!

Patriots of the UK: come out of the closet. Make your dissent visible by visible acts of resistance that inspire others. I know for certain that millions in the UK think like me. Those millions should be on the street now.

We need a coming out of the silent majority, or Britain is lost. We need a free, open and honest debate about immigration, Islam and demographics, so we can sort these problems out together.

And I know that the force is still in you. With your Brexit vote you stunned the world! The will and the life of the British nation is not broken.

Initially, I asked if freedom of speech is dead in the UK. You, every one of you who came today, is a living sign that the tradition of the UK is not dead! You are the livley tradition of your nation, saving its face before history.

People of the UK — remember who you are! Remember your glorious past, you are sons and daughters of knights, kings, explorers, philosophers and artists. Who is the sovereign in this country?

Is it big money?

The mainstream media?

The politicians?

It’s you — the people. You, the silent and invisible majority who said NO during Brexit. You can say NO again — no to Islamisation, no to mass immigration, and no to the great replacement.

And YES to your identity — yes to your security, yes to your heritage and the future for your children.

And all this is impossible without to freedom of speech.

I know, if these words will find their way to the UK and even to Speakers’ Corner, it will be victory for our cause.

If they did, and if you are hearing them now, I tell you: go further on that winning street. Don’t be afraid because we have an ally that is unbeatable: Truth.

The battle, our battle for freedom of speech, has just begun, and Speakers’ Corner will become a symbolic place in that struggle.

When you go home know I want you to bring the spirit of Speakers’ Corner with you.

Every single person who raised his hand because he could relate to this moment of fear, when he did not dare to speak his mind.

Promise me: Next time I will overcome my inner fear. Next time I will speak up!

* Here's an image of the 6th grade level note
written by this important immigration official of the "Home Office":

** It's a good tune with great lyrics, and the related ones here are:

"And I go down to Speaker’s Corner - I’m thunderstruck.
They got free speech, tourists, police in trucks.
Two men say they’re Jesus one of them must be wrong.
They got protest singers singing protest songs..."

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The American Experiments in Democracy and SGTOW

Posted On: Wednesday - March 21st 2018 8:12AM MST
In Topics: 
  Americans  Liberty/Libertarianism  US Feral Government

French early 19th-century visitor to America, Alexis de Tocqueville

This post is not particularly related to any recent events, just the long-term destruction of the form of government created by our Founders and as described by the French observer above. His book Democracy in America is one of the most quoted on democracy (keeping in mind we actually had a Constitutional Republic back then) and a great one early American life of just about 200 years ago. (4.5 stars!

However, as mentioned in the post yesterday on the "American Experiment" in dieversity and multi-culturalism, set up by whom I have no idea, I wanted to mention the actual thoughts concerning "experiments" from our Founding Fathers and people like Mr. de Tocqueville from back in the day. Alex de Tocqueville used the phrase "Great American Experiment", which shows that indeed America was an exceptional country in terms of government, one the world had never seen the likes of. (It's not something that can be said today, at least not in a positive sense.)

The term "experiment" was used by the pundits of the day to describe "federalism". That word, though it may seem from it's root to have an opposite meaning now, refers to the system of the States in America having formed a government that is under these States' control. It was formed for a common defense mostly, and a few other things to encourage trade and a common legal system. Anyone can read the thing, without going to Washington, FS, or even opening a book now - HERE. It's pretty damn clear, especially after one reads Amendment X. Man, were this Law of the Land really complied with, we'd still be living in an exceptional nation. Alas ... is all I can say ...

The "various states" as the founders used to like writing, had rights above and beyond what the Federal Government that THEY CREATED could mess with. That means that these various states could make rules of their own, of course, and that's what made them experiments in democracy. It could be a beautiful thing were our current Feral Gov to back the fuck off - spoiler alert, that's not gonna happen without massive upheaval of society - it's too far gone. Just think about the concept (as it used to be in reality):

What, you don't like puritan ways and massive taxation in Taxachusetts? Move the heck down South to Alabama or out West (not too far out west) to Nevada. Not happy with the semi-socialist ways of the upper Midwest with it's descendents of the Germans and Swedes, you say? Move to another state where people made rules more to your liking. The great thing about this type of experimentation is that the people can be not just subjects of these experiments, but they can arrange the experiments and even bail out to the control groups if their theories were wrong and their results were a mess, cough, cough, California, cough ...

Until the tyrant Lincoln started the War of Northern Aggression, it was assumed that the states that wanted to do things differently could just opt out of the whole Federalism deal completely. Look in the Constitution (link is above) and see if you can find anywhere that there is a requirement to stay in this Union. This is not a comment on slavery or lack thereof, but the principle that over 1/2 a million American men and boys died fighting over was lost in that whole mess. The ideas of federalism and states' rights were slowly lost over the century that followed. They are coming back today, but it seems there are no principles that a united country wants to follow - more just the invoking of these particular principles when it suits current political needs. Of all people, the pundit Fred Reed has written a column that ends with thoughts on this point that could have come from the patriot Constitutionalist sites. Welcome to the party, pal Fred!

The idea that secession may be the best course for states or regions of America, the way things are so divided now, has probably not been discussed this much since that "late unpleasantness" of the 1860's. Just due to the fact that people now, used to spell-check and twitter, can not usually even successfully spell "secession", we could just use a modern term. The reader may have read the term acronymed as MGTOW meaning Men Going Their Own Way. It has to do with men's refusal to get involved in the modern-day anti-men marriage/family-court scam. How about let's just call this old, now new-again, idea SGTOW, for States Going Their Own Way? It'll help keep the tweets short too.

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An American Experiment?

Posted On: Tuesday - March 20th 2018 9:25PM MST
In Topics: 
  Immigration Stupidity  Pundits  Globalists  Media Stupidity

(file photo for illustration purposes only - this one looks like a grow house experiment - not particularly the point herein.)

There was THE American Experiment, as written about by some of our Founding Fathers and observers of our nation from way back like the Frenchman Alex De Tocqueville and the like. That was about Federalism, meaning "States rights" with the formation of a limited federal government (nothing like the Feral Beast we toil under now). That will be the subject of a post in the morning.

This short post tonight, however, is to point out the stupidity of a man named David Brooks, who apparently writes for the NY Times. He writes many lame-ass articles, as much as we read this name, not in a good light, from Mr. Steve Sailer. Mr. Sailer kindly reads this NY Times so we at Peak Stupidity don't have to. Sailer reports here on, that Mr. Brooks wrote:
Despite our differences, we devote our lives to the same experiment, the American experiment to draw people from around the world …
No, don't read the whole thing. That's just about enough, as Mr. Sailer replies:
Can Mr. Brooks find any quotations from the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble, or Washington’s Farewell Address to support his assumption that “the American experiment” was about immigration rather than self-government?
It's good to see a traditional conservative/alt-right pundit give a "shout-out", as it were, to the founders of this country once in a blue moon, for one thing. He is right too; nobody until fairly recently has spouted the idea that the American experiment was to "draw people from around the world". Being an example to the rest of the world is another thing. Letting in a small number of true refugees and other newcomers to assimilate can be a good thing, but nobody signed up for an invasion.

The comments under the article linked-to above are the usual good quality arguments that appear under iSteve articles. In reply to a comment that Americans have never given their consent to some sort of experiment to change the whole population, a guy by the handle iSteveFan wrote this great comment:
Consent was never sought nor given. If anything it appears WE must receive consent from them in order to curtail immigration, enforce immigration laws or even build a sufficient barrier along our border.

As far as experimenting who would experiment with arguably the greatest nation in history? I often engage with climate alarmists who are surprised that I don’t believe in man-made climate change. They often leave me with this:

“OK, so we might be wrong, but what if we are correct? Are you willing to take the chance on destroying the planet?”
[PS note below*]

We should be able to make a similar argument with the nation experimenters. “What if you are wrong? Why are you risking one of the greatest nations in history on an unproven experiment that cannot possibly make the the nation any better, only worse?”

After all, we did put men on the moon pre-diversity. Even if a diversified USA is not a total disaster, the bar has been set so high there is no where to go but down.

Of all the things you risk, you would think the last would be a functioning nation. People throughout history have continually fought and died to have countries that are favorable to them. So it makes absolutely no sense to start a crazy experiment once you have actually achieved that goal of a functioning, high-trust nation.
Peak Stupidity could not have put that better, had we tried. Wait now, "Ted Kennedy's 1965 immigration bill was legally passed by the duly elected bodies of Congress, so ...." may be a reply. Nah, Kennedy himself stated that the bill would not change the composition of the country - he lied through his teeth, I guess.

Anyway, the Peak Stupidity blog would like to add to this talk about experimentation on the country with another point: When one performs experiments, part of the process is to have "control groups". If you want to know the effects of your changes to the system being studied, you must have another set of "subjects" or another example of the system in which your variables of interest are not changed. That way, you can weed out results that have nothing to do with your variables in question.

What would be the control group in a study of The introduction of mass multi-culturalism and dieversity into a formerly unified country? (Hey, that's just the working title for the paper.) How about a few states of the union be left alone, say a Utah, Maine, or Montana? Just let them be American, so after a few decades of this "experiment" we can see which locales are in better shape? We don't have to take surveys even. We can just see in which areas the U-Hauls are accumulating - that'll tell us how well people appreciate the increase in the amounts dieversity and multi-culturalism. Couldn’t they leave a control group untouched, so even if we can’t back out of the experiment, we can high-tail it to the control-zone? Have they neglected that? It sure seems like they are leaving no area untouched.

Why don't the elites pushing all this crap, or should I say, conducting this big experiment, think of things like consent of the people and proper control groups? That's rhetorical. They don't care, as this isn't about YOU. It's about THEM and what they think is good from THEM. You are just a piece of data. Unfortunately for the Globalist elites, they really haven't thought hard enough, as it's not gonna work out well for anybody.

* Surprisingly, I was not able to find one post with the Global Climate Stupidity topic key that had the refutation of this particular idiocy. That's another post coming, as we haven't written on that topic in a while. The commenter here was using that to illustrate his point on this experimenting business, but hopefully doesn't believe that argument with regard to Global Climate Disruption(TM).

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