Bloody shovel

Don't call it a spade

Black herrings

There are many theories of what drives elite madness. Peter Turchin thinks it’s about elite overproduction, we have too many educated people with ambitions of high status, so they fight each other to see who’s holier-than-thou and gain status for themselves. Moldbug thinks it’s Puritanism evolved, getting ever more virulent. There also other theories: bureaucratic religion, mass-media induced cognitive failure. Choose your favorite one.

Whatever the cause, the disease is increasing and getting worse. It seems to be getting close to the terminal phase, when it goes berserk and kills the patient. See the Ebola crisis. A quite easily controlled tropical virus is growing out there because people would rather use it to compete for holiness rather than try to stop people from dying.

Spain has the only Ebola crisis in Europe, because a Catholic priest was in West Africa and got the virus. The 75 year old fucker, instead of dying among his flock of meek Africans who will inherit the earth, he moved all his contacts to get the Spanish government to send an airplane to take him to Spain for treatment. The 75 year old fucker obviously died. Then it became apparent that the medical team he was assigned was quite half-assed, so one of his nurses got the virus herself.

The very stupid nurse apparently has no children, but she has a dog. Some brighter minds in the government thought that the dog must be immediately be put to death. But the proud Spanish people wouldn’t have it. Poor dog! What did he do to anyone! If humans must be treated to great expense, then the dog must be saved too!

Now I’m mildly sympathetic to the argument. On the other side, though. I’d rather the infected humans and the dog be sent together to be quarantined in some concrete maze 2 miles under the ground. Or the sea, better. But no, the holy Spaniards, proud descendants of the people who made Inquisition trials into an art form, they had to fight for the rights of a dog to live with freely with Ebola in our society.

Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 15.39.41

You gotta admit that cultural differences are funny. If this happened in China, probably by now the scandal would be that some merchants had been found selling the meat of Ebola infected dogs to sleazy restaurants, saying that it’s no big deal if you cook the meat with strong fire and thick soy sauce. Which is probably true.

As of now, there are 10 suspected cases of Ebola in Spain, all people close to the nurse. 2 of them are workers from a beauty parlor where the nurse went to have her leg wax done. But that’s not as important as the poor dog being killed for the crime of having Ebola.

On the other hand in the US, the moral ground, or should I saw the moral field, in the sports match sense of the word, is of course race. The US doesn’t have any dogs with Ebola, but it had a black man. So there’s where the moral jousting is focusing. So we have things like this: The implicit racism of Ebola.

The tragedy of Ebola is not just its staggering toll. It’s also the implicit racism that the deadly virus has spawned. The anecdotes are sickening, particularly a Reuters report this week that children of African immigrants in Dallas — little ones with no connection to Thomas Duncan, the Liberian Ebola patient who died Wednesday in a local hospital — have been branded “Ebola kids” simply because of their heritage or skin color.

No matter that nobody has been actually branded, which is what livestock and slaves in antiquity were done. No African kids had hot metal applied to their naked skin. No, they were just teased by children of their age. For all I know it was American blacks who did it; they’re pretty creative with their nicknames.

And no matter the utterly retarded reference to enterovirus 68, trying to make it look like it’s a worse threat than Ebola which is not taken as seriously. Enterovirus has nothing as close as Ebola’s fatality rate. And it’s domestic; you can’t avoid it by forbidding people to come from West Africa. But of course according to this bitch, if you can’t avoid one problem, you shouldn’t avoid any problem at all. Let us all refuse medical treatment because some diseases don’t respond to any treatment.

The funny thing though is that this retarded bitch works for the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Woodrow Wilson, besides being the founding father of USG as we know it, the crusader for democracy that destroyed all that is good, true and beautiful in Europe and beyond, he was also a southerner, and the most racist president in the history of the USA. He was the biggest fan of Birth of a Nation, and passed bills banning miscegenation. He’d probably use the Ebola crisis to nuke Liberia and poison it’s water supply. But now his foundation is paying salaries to people claiming that racism is worse than Ebola.

This two examples also show that race is actually a red herring. If the US had no blacks, or no history of blacks, the progressives would be yelling about dogs, or mice, or old trees. The precise content doesn’t matter, as long as it provides for holier-than-thou status whoring. See how popular Global Warmism has become worldwide; it’s context independent, so that moral jousters in any country can use it to claim holiness and its perks.

PS: note the English signs by the Spanish protesters. These are commonly thought as proofs of USG astroturfing. But this seems spontaneous. I think the reason is English is understood as the language of progressivism, the holy language; what Latin or Slavonic or Arabic are for their respective faiths. Instead of praying to obtain God’s favor, the ritual now is to express your holiness in English, so that the God of International Society agrees with you and gives you what you want. It’s a very short cognitive leap when you think about it.

Advertisements

13 responses to “Black herrings

  1. Candide III October 10, 2014 at 10:47

    PS: note the English signs by the Spanish protesters. These are commonly thought as proofs of USG astroturfing. But this seems spontaneous. I think the reason is English is understood as the language of progressivism, the holy language; what Latin or Slavonic or Arabic are for their respective faiths. Instead of praying to obtain God’s favor, the ritual now is to express your holiness in English, so that the God of International Society agrees with you and gives you what you want. It’s a very short cognitive leap when you think about it.

    Bingo. Everybody sorta knows, too, that the holiest people around speak English.

  2. Pingback: Black herrings | Reaction Times

  3. nickbsteves October 10, 2014 at 13:38

    Signs in English are not so much proof of astro-turfing as proof of signaling for the International Community. It’s liturgies are conducted in its original language.

  4. vxxc2014 October 10, 2014 at 19:53

    True about signs in English, “The Word is with you” is amusing. Same during all the melodrama about Sarajevo in the 90’s. The US Military noticed signs around the world in English by the early 80s at least.

    This runs it’s course, the USG won’t do anything serious before Nov 5 [nov 4 is elections].

  5. neovictorian23 October 10, 2014 at 22:38

    The second graf read “See the Evola>/i> crisis” the first time I checked. I’m rather disappointed that you corrected it. :)

  6. Bill Jones October 11, 2014 at 01:18

    The Papist has done more evil in the way of his dying than and good he did in his living.

  7. fnn October 11, 2014 at 16:45

    This two examples also show that race is actually a red herring. If the US had no blacks, or no history of blacks, the progressives would be yelling about dogs, or mice, or old trees. The precise content doesn’t matter, as long as it provides for holier-than-thou status whoring.

    More ammunition for the “Hitler was a leftist” crowd since it’s generally recognized that the NS regime was the most “green” and pro-“animal rights” up to that time. I guess true even though Goering was a hunter:

  8. Hibone October 11, 2014 at 18:54

    I’m glad I’m not an official. It would have been irresistible to suddenly release Excalibur to frolick with his admirers and youtube what happens.

  9. Pingback: Outside in - Involvements with reality » Blog Archive » Chaos Patch (#31)

  10. Van Phauc October 12, 2014 at 23:44

    American ebola dog will live:

    DALLAS — The health care worker who tested positive for Ebola has a dog, but the mayor of Dallas says unlike in a recent Spanish case, the dog will be kept safe for eventual reunion with its owner.

    One could probably make a case that this might be smarter than the alternative, as long as you’re still dealing with a limited outbreak. There is a non-trivial demographic group that would think twice about turning their ebola dog in to be euthanized.

  11. Pingback: Lightning Round -2014/10/15 | Free Northerner

  12. Toddy Cat October 15, 2014 at 17:44

    I have more sympathy for the Spanish dog than the various assorted lying dipsh*ts at the CDC. At least it has the excuse of being a dog. What’s their excuse?

Please comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s