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The Loudspeaker

Well it’s been a while since I wrote a post. I apologize, but I have been busy, and everybody’s attention is on the American election, Trump or not Trump. That is the question. Quite predictably the Cathedral has focused all its resources in fighting Trump with every tactic on the books, and then some. Twitter is banning thousands of people, every single newspaper in the US has openly abandoned any pretence of unbiased reporting. Some people on the left have hinted that democracy may not be such a good idea, given that someone like Trump could possibly win.

I like the train of thought; but they’ve managed to probably knock Trump out of the race. How? With a tape where he spoke like 80% of men do in a normal country. Where he talked about pussy and how much he likes it. That is the true fault line of Western politics. Feminism is the strongest Schelling Point of the progressive system, the indestructible idea that will bury us all. Again Houellebecq is provided right all along.

Anyway, let me do what I do best and introduce a funny story I saw in a Chinese website. It’s unrelated only if you want it to.

I was born and raised in a small village in Henan, in central China. In some of the neighboring villages there are some Muslims (the Hui people, Chinese-speaking Muslims), and since I was a kid the adults in the village always told us kids the we should never go to Muslim villages, as the Muslims liked to beat up Han-Chinese kids. I was a small child and didn’t really understand what that was all about.

I remember when I was in first grade, in the spring, I went to the hills to get some edible wild herbs (when I was a kid I loved eating wild herbs with noodles), and I bumped into a Muslim herding his sheep into the wheat fields of our family. His sheep were eating up all our wheat! I was furious, I went up there to tell him to stop, but the Muslim herder beat me up very hard. Then he just said he was going to get his sheep to eat all our wheat, and that if I tried to stop them again he’d bring his buddies from his village and would beat up our whole family.

I went back home and told my parents. They were really scared, they didn’t dare go confront the Muslim herder. I asked my parents: “why are we so scared of the Muslims?”. My father answered: “Because when a Muslim gets into a fight with a Han, he goes into his mosque, the imam from the mosque then grabs the loudspeaker in the mosque and calls up all the Muslim men in the village to go beat us up. We have few men in our family, we can’t possibly beat them in a fight. So all we can do is give up and let their sheep eat up our wheat.”

I remember that this kind of things happened quite often in the village, and it often ended in Muslims and Han fighting. But most often it was the Han who lost, because they had less men to call up for help.

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16 responses to “The Loudspeaker

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  2. B October 9, 2016 at 10:21

    Well, that’s what you get for being a bunch of punks.

    There are more Han than Hui, but the Hui stick up for each other, right or wrong, and the Han do not.

    Same thing happens in the Russian army, where the Muslim conscripts abuse and torment the Russian ones, even though the Russians outnumber them.

    • B October 9, 2016 at 10:29

      By the way, the only source of cohesion available to normal people is either religion or grievance. The Hui are not much different culturally or genetically than the Han, but they believe that if you let heathens beat up Muslims, Allah will be unhappy, so are instantly willing to sacrifice safety to stand up for other Hui. The Han have no such beliefs and thus have a sheeplike mentality.

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  4. Karl October 9, 2016 at 18:11

    By now everyone must have read numerous times that Trump is done because he has said Bad Things. Why should this time be different?, His appeal is that he is an anti-establishement candidate and that he is not politically correct

    I find your writting about signaling very interesting. I’m convinced that it is descriptive of our present state, but I’m sceptic whether it is also predictive. Now you have made a prediction. We’ll soon see in polls whether the tape has hurt Trump or not.

    Sure, we Need a New Religion. We still don’t have it. But I see increasing rejection of the present pseudo-religion of progressivism. Trump is part of that phenomenon. The rise of “right-wing”, anti-EU, anti-Immigration parties in Europe is another. How do you explain that? Defecting from the progressive narrative costs people status points. Yet still it happened and is presently happening.

    • spandrell October 9, 2016 at 18:27

      It’s a good question, one which I’ve discussed at length in other venues.

      I believe there’s two issues with contrarianism.
      One is that the whole point of status is to get you desirable mates. And rampant feminism has made that very hard. Progressive status doesn’t necessarily get you laid with desirable women. You might as well game them and stop playing the progressive status rat-race.

      The second is that the world economy is in shambles. The usual decline-and-fall cycle of rent
      seeking and demographics means that economic growth is dead. For decades. It’s over. So competition for good jobs, i.e. places with high status, is higher than ever. That makes many people just give up and drop out. And if you drop out you might as well join some plausible idea system, i.e. a status ladder where you might get to the top before everyone else.

      • Karl October 9, 2016 at 20:35

        Yes, there is that. But there is also an increased cost of believing or even pretending to believe in progressivism.

        If the government builds a “refugee shelter” in your neighborhood, your quality of life drops. Significantly. Being on the top offers very little protection from such a change of your neighborhood, at least in Germany. Sure, people can argue that they are pro open borders, but against a “refugee shelter” in this particular place, but they all know that if the open border policy continues there eventually (well within their lifetime) will be a shelter everywhere.

        In any believe system there are the fervent believers, the not so fervent believers, and -if there are status points to be had- the pretend to believers. The costs of believing might not matter to the fervent believer, the potential martyr, but they do for anybody else.

  5. cyborg_nomade October 10, 2016 at 12:17

    don’t think it will hurt Trump as much as intended. Trump in fact grew with every “scary” thing he’s said. short of assassination, don’t think Clinton will be making the State of the Union next year.

    but if it makes progressives give up democracy, it was well worth it

  6. Ryan October 10, 2016 at 22:15

    I don’t know how much of an impact this can have given restrictions because of criminal conviction. But the leaked video is going to play great with young black male voters. Has anyone asked Snoop Dog who he’s voting for? If he hadn’t made up his mind it’s made up now.

  7. Jefferson October 11, 2016 at 04:50

    In light of the post on right wing ratchets in China and Japan, this is quite layered. The elite have very few shits to give to the peasants.

  8. CCPP October 15, 2016 at 17:34

    “Some people on the left have hinted that democracy may not be such a good idea, given that someone like Trump could possibly win.”

    Let me bring to your attention this someone: http://blog.press.princeton.edu/2016/06/24/ethicist-jason-brennan-brexit-democracy-and-epistocracy/

    I think it remarkable that the Left turns nostalgic for the no-election times whenever and wherever polls don’t obey their wish; at least in the West.
    You wouldn’t find a time it has not been so: when the Left was socialist/communist, they had to be authoritarian by their very creed’s dogmas.
    Today the Left has abandoned the abolition of private property: they have found other ways whereby to corrode Western civilization — who knows if these won’t meet failure.
    But they are a majority, at least a majority of the people of consequence. And perhaps majorities, specially majorities of people of consequence have it in their genes to be anti-democratic (of course not in their “public position”, to quote Hillary Clinton).

    Given how all dominant groups must be against democracy, I wonder whereby democracy is born (but it doesn’t puzzle me that it has always had a short life).

    • spandrell October 15, 2016 at 17:38

      Yes I saw that article.
      How democracy came to happen is easy to see in the historical record. The king tries to go absolutist -> Parliament wins -> The authority of parliament is based on it representing the people, so the obvious way to gain status is to agitate for ever more people to be represented.

    • CPP October 15, 2016 at 17:40

      “Again Houellebecq is provided right all along”
      “I saw in a Chinese website”

      From linguistics to remaking grammar? lol

      • spandrell October 15, 2016 at 17:41

        I write fast and generally don’t bother to proofread my own writing. If you have a point, make it. If you’re gonna be an ass I’ll be a bigger ass and ban you.

  9. Sam J. October 17, 2016 at 09:21

    I really liked the story. You’re writing is really interesting.

  10. bob k. mando October 21, 2016 at 17:20

    pretty much the standard muslim attitude towards all non-Muslims. Muslim can do anything he likes to non-Muslim, non-Muslim so much as raises an eyebrow in protest and it is pretext for Jihad.

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