Trump Wins the White House

I have been preoccupied with other matters for a while, and that probably won’t change in the immediate future, but I thought I would take a break from my recent absence to comment on the Trump victory. There is a lot of good feelz out there in reactionary circles about it, and I will admit the feeling is somewhat contagious. It is nice to finally win one after so long watching everything just get worse and worse with no apparent relief until the appearance of the Trump candidacy (and now future presidency). There is a hope that there is more to all this stuff we have been doing, and there seems to be a real possibility that there is more to living in the west than mere fatalism. Maybe we don’t just have to accept that the west is doomed.

Unfortunately, the above paragraph just about uses up my ration of optimism for this year. The truth of the matter is that Trump is not a reactionary, and there is no reason to think that he will go anywhere near far enough to correct the massive dysfunctions infecting our institutions and culture. Even if he does everything he has talked about, to the letter, most of us would agree enough still wouldn’t have been done. And I doubt he will go as far as he said he would on the campaign trail anyway, though I expect him to do something in that direction.  Let’s not forget that he will have career bureaucrats trying to block and ruin his every action even if he does try to do everything he said he would.

Our demographics are absolutely swelling with hostile minorities who falsely believe that white men are to blame for their own problems. Trump isn’t going to fix that distorted belief, and the problem is still getting worse. The distortion itself continues to become more extreme, and the number of minorities around who hold it increase at a high rate because of both immigration AND birthrates. Stopping immigration will not stop high birth rates. It will continue to get worse even if he halts all immigration the day he is inaugurated.

In addition, even if he is a natural alpha, to borrow red pill terminology, I don’t see any indication he will push for changes in law that restore more traditional family structures and end the tyranny of feminism. Such things don’t harm natural alphas much anyway. Feminists may have suffered a blow to morale, but that is temporary and ultimately meaningless. They will return with renewed and redoubled vigor, eventually.

For both of these tenuously allied groups, there is a future election waiting to be won. Especially since demographics are heavily in favor of minority factions. At that time, they will pick up right where Obama left off and make the spirit of a Hillary presidency a reality, just at a delayed date and with different names to attribute it to. This election has at best delayed the agenda of the far-left, if that. Some day they will come back and use the institution of democracy to further that agenda.

Hence we find our real enemy. The institution of democracy is what will be used to continue the dispossession of productive whites and traditional families. If not today, then in four years, or eight, or twelve. It doesn’t really matter exactly when, because the clock is ticking and it is only a matter of time. When, not if. There is going to come a point where European stock all over the world will have to accept that the number of warm bodies at the ballot box is an insufficient justification for rule. Otherwise, we will be destroyed by vindictive incompetents. We will have to stand up and yell: “I don’t care how many billions you number your horde, I will not be ruled by you and yours under any circumstance. I will not allow you to have any say over myself, my family, my people or my nation. Get out.”

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Buy or rent?

So the story of Obama’s Orwellian plan to counter white flight has been making the rounds lately. Essentially what leftists want to do is make it so that it is impossible for whites within large metropolitan areas to escape the horrible consequences of leftist policies by moving outside of the city limits. They are using a several pronged attack to do this. On one side, they are keeping federal money away from suburban cities which won’t play along with the scheme to incentivize them to play. If they do play, they are subtly being forced to give up their independence with respect to the major city in the area. To receive the money from the feds, they must report a whole series of measures publicly which will demonstrate racial segregation and disparate impact. This publicly available information could then be used to sue municipalities and of course proof of intentional discrimination is not necessary based on a recent supreme court case with respect to Texas.
In fact, judicial fiat is likely to be the main mechanism by which cities will be forced to cede authority to the federal government. (Amusingly, the leftist activists working with the feds are apparently too stupid to realize what is going on and thus think it won’t have the effects they want.) To avoid getting sued and to continue getting federal money, these suburbs will be given options to increase diversity in the area such as building section 8 housing in relatively wealthy areas; including advertising this low income housing to the inner city underclass. Many cities have zoning laws which prevent these sorts of high rise living buildings from being built. Either by lawsuit or by coercion through federal money withholding these cities will be forced to reverse these zoning laws. In other words, whites (and even the exceptional minorities who escaped their dumb and violent co-ethnics) who have worked very hard and spent way more money than should have been necessary will have all of their equity wiped out. Leftists plan do this to virtually every suburban community[pdf] throughout the entire country. If you live in one of these communities, you should seriously consider getting out now before your property values plummet.
Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your perspective, I am a young guy with little in the way of responsibilities. I only have myself and my own bills to pay for. I am debt free with no wife, no children. In other words, my level of freedom to make decisions is quite high and this new information significantly reduces the chances I will ever buy a home (at least in the US).
My friends and I have had the conversation about whether or not it is worthwhile to buy a home as opposed to rent well before this new federal policy was known. We have discussed the pros and cons. The obvious pro for buying a home is that instead of rent money disappearing into the abyss, it goes into equity which you may eventually be able to get back. However, there are negatives as well. Once you get the home, you essentially become locked into a certain lifestyle. You have a mortgage that you have to pay every month, so you need to have a regular job that you can’t leave easily. If you leave you can’t pay the mortgage and you are screwed. If you want to travel, you are limited to very short durations of travel because you have to get back to your job to pay that mortgage. If you ever do decide you want to leave even for another job, you have to go through the whole hassle of selling the house. This could take a long time, and depending on the market, you might end up losing money anyway (home equity is of course a gamble). So, as a renter you have the option of jumping ship to something new at least every year and possibly more often if the apartment allows you to buy yourself out of the contract. So the major pro with renting is increased flexibility with your life choices. This is difficult if not impossible to quantify financially. How can you put a price on freedom? The main advantage of buying a home is equity, which is easy to quantify but is increasingly unreliable.
Though the government has been moving in this direction for a while, it seems as though they are accelerating an alarming trend which will make home purchase even less worthwhile. Many communities have been curb-stomped and responsible citizens screwed because the government subsidizes poor people (especially blacks) to move into communities they otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just wealth which differentiates different classes of people. The underclass is more criminal than the middle and upper class. They engage in violent behavior more often which reduces the safety of the community. They do not do as well in school and lower the quality for the children of the higher classes. So what ends up happening when you move the underclass into reasonably healthy communities is a large reduction in the quality of life for the more responsible previous residents and lowering the property values. If you buy into one of these safe areas with good schools, it is now very likely that in a few years your money will be lost because of forced re-location of the underclass to your community. The gamble on home equity is thus very bad at this point.

On balance, I have always found more value in the improved flexibility and freedom of renting than the potential gains from home ownership. The idea of being locked into one place for 30 years just seems repellent to me. In the days of yore, a young man like myself would have been able to reliably start a family which would make buying a home and sticking with a single job in one place for 30 years more logical, if not more appealing. This of course has already been gutted because chances are all my work and efforts could be stripped away from me at a moments notice by an incorrigibly capricious woman with me having no recourse to protect myself whatsoever. Now, not only is that a worry, I now have to be concerned that even if a potential wife didn’t do this, or I decided to go into it by myself, I will have my equity destroyed by inner-city thugs being planted right next to me. Or Islamic refugees from some third world shithole. Clearly the US is a sinking ship which is why I have felt for a long time that eventually permanently moving overseas is probably the best bet for me personally. In places like Asia, relative safety and the ability to start a family under reasonable circumstances is still very much alive. Until then, though, I will maximize my flexibility over equity. You never know when you might suddenly need to jump ship.

I am sure I am not the only guy who feels this way, or at least there are probably many other men with similar perspectives. This probably constitutes a huge opportunity cost for the housing industry and maybe all industries. The more the government disincentivises productive men, the less they will stick in one area with one job. They will pay less taxes, they will make less purchases and will downgrade the purchases they do make. Ultimately, it will be society generally rather than these men who suffer the most as a result of reduced economic activity.
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Tribal posturing: Parents of Michael Brown testify before UN

I haven’t said much on the the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, but I have been following it. In short, a young (and large) black man named Michael Brown was shot and killed by police officers. Most of the available evidence suggests that Brown was a thug and criminal (here is a video of his robbery immediately before his death). Considering his previous actions and history, there is a pretty good chance that the officer’s story is correct. Brown attacked them and left little choice but to open fire. A regrettable turn of events, but Brown is largely responsible for his own fate by virtue of his poor decisions.  Unfortunately, many blacks and progressives do not see it that way. Given the facts available, it is hard to understand how the situation could be interpreted in any way that doesn’t acknowledge the role Brown’s actions had in his death.

Hard, but not impossible. Evolution (or evolutionary psychology) doesn’t always favor pure rationality. In this case, thedish loyalty or tribalism outweighs the facts on the ground on what is fair between the two individuals. When two individuals from different groups or tribes come into conflict, from an evolutionary standpoint it is likely that members of a tribe stand more to gain from unconditionally aligning with another member of the tribe against outsiders even if the outsider is objectively in the right. Through this lens, it is much easier to understand why no matter how obviously a black person is shown to be in the wrong, you will always have droves of other blacks aligning with him/her unconditionally and trying to convince everyone else of the tribe members innocence. This course of alliance making is true of most human groups. The notable exception seems to be white liberals. HBD chic suggests that a large fraction of whites are exceptions from tribalism because of past extensive out-breeding. With this unique heritage that now seems to have become pathological, it can be seen why progressives come to ally with the group outside their thede. With less loyalty to others who are clearly related to them, the instead rely more on cultural cues (progressivism) to signal to and find other members of their thede who may or may not be closely related.

In any event, to get to the title of this post. The parents of Michael Brown recently were allowed to address the U.N. on the death of their son despite all evidence that suggests Brown was no martyr. This would be risible if it weren’t a symptom of extreme decay in our civilization.

The media, as is typical with racial issues, at best only shows ambivalence towards possible guilt by minorities:

Accounts differ as to what led to the August shooting of Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, by a white police officer.

“Accounts differ” is quite a stretch. They have video evidence of Brown committing a robbery immediately before he was detained. That doesn’t discourage Brown’s parents from making calls of action:

“We need answers and we need action. And we have to bring it to the U.N. so they can expose it to the rest of the world, what’s going on in small town Ferguson.”

Of course, they want the officer who was attacked to be immediately arrested regardless of evidence in a classic case of tribalism. What kind of action are they looking for?

[The parents want] an end to “racial profiling and racially-biased police harassment across the jurisdictions surrounding Ferguson.”

Blacks don’t commit more crimes on average, it is just discrimination…. How might this “discrimination” be solved?

[The US department of Justice] “must conduct a nationwide investigation of systematic police brutality and harassment in black and brown communities, and youth in particular. Methodology and findings of this investigation must be made publicly available.”

So the tax money of law abiding citizens must be used to concoct excuses whole sale for underclass, and especially black underclass, criminals. I think I could imagine better ways to spend tax money than imagining stories which are meant to keep criminals out on the streets.

But wait, there’s more! The Brown’s weren’t acting by themselves. In fact, one can wonder if they had much to do with their appearance at the UN at all. Low SES people don’t generally have the time or connections to garner such an audience or to draft political speeches. So who helped them?

The delegation that organized their trip said the couple would read from a statement submitted by the Brown family and organizations called HandsUpUnited, the Organization for Black Struggle, and Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment.

What a wholesome line up…. Unsurprisingly,  Marxists and black nationalists are milking this situation for everything it is worth, which is surprisingly more than I would have guessed. I imagine they probably talked or possibly pressured the parents into doing this. I wonder what the parents thoughts would have actually been if the media exposure and special interests groups hadn’t interfered.

I feel bad for these parents. They lost a son and instead of being allowed to come to terms with what he did wrong to get himself killed, they are being fed a bunch of Marxist lies about racism and class struggle which can only serve to fuel their bitterness and hatred for many years to come, if not for the rest of their lives.

If you are interested in more thoughts on the Ferguson shooting from neoreaction, here are some other posts:

Why didn’t they shoot

The myth of Ferguson

 

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