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  • This is How We Lose

    Posted by Michael Hiteshew on December 12th, 2015 (All posts by )

    Stand and defend the line. Stop retreating.

     

    33 Responses to “This is How We Lose”

    1. Mike K Says:

      A friend of mine, a famous professor of Surgery in London, told me that he was alarmed and could not understand why many British girls with no ethnic connection to Islam were converting to the religion (which I have my doubts about) without even a discernible reason. The British girls were not shopgirls in the Midlands but female medical students in London.

      At the same time, the NHS allows Muslim surgical staff to avoid scrubbing arms while post infection rates rise.

      Muslim doctors and nurses are to be allowed for religious reasons to opt out of strict NHS dress codes introduced to prevent the spread of deadly hospital superbugs.
      The Department of Health has announced that female Muslim staff will be permitted to cover their arms on hospital wards to preserve their modesty.
      This is despite earlier guidance that all staff should be ‘bare below the elbow’ after long sleeves were blamed for spreading bacteria, leading to superbug deaths.

    2. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      Mike, as Mark Steyn said, this is how we lose.

    3. dearieme Says:

      Then we must start by hanging some of our “leaders”. May I put in a bad word for Tony Blair?

    4. Mike K Says:

      “May I put in a bad word for Tony Blair?”

      I think we could profit from the hanging of the entire political class. There might be one or two we would miss but they are easily replaced.

      Both countries. In fact, all countries.

    5. Jonathan Says:

      Hang former leaders, without distinguishing between the few who were malicious and the many who were merely inept?

      If you don’t like the leaders blame the voters. Punishing former leaders who have fallen out of fashion creates even more disincentive for good people to run for high office.

    6. Jonathan Says:

      A friend of mine, a famous professor of Surgery in London, told me that he was alarmed and could not understand why many British girls with no ethnic connection to Islam were converting to the religion (which I have my doubts about) without even a discernible reason. The British girls were not shopgirls in the Midlands but female medical students in London.

      They do it for similar reasons to those that lead lower-class kids into street gangs. They grew up among people who lacked confidence in their own culture and they weren’t taught history. The most extreme Muslims are the most confident. This confidence is naturally attractive to many young people, particularly young women who don’t know better.

    7. vxxc2014 Says:

      Taught History my @zz.

      They went to the Strongest Horse.

      If you want to teach White Males they’re evil and must be cowed, submissive pussies in their own lands – the actual result of actual history classes – then expect among other bad results the White Girls to gravitate to actual boys with balls.

      You may banish nature but she instantly takes revenge.

      Steyn is correct they’re taking over community by community, field by field, dept by dept one seemingly minor concession at a time.

      What it would take now in England, Europe and certain parts of America is balls, blood and indeed pride in ones own enough to kill for ones own. Then it must be done.

      It will not be legal, clean or precise for those options are behind us now.

      The survivors will have guilty consciences.
      So Grow up.

      BTW that Al-Nur mosque in San Bernadino lost its bid and lawsuit to open a community center. Strangely enough terror came calling at the San Bernadino Community Center.

      One city at a time.

    8. Jonathan Says:

      Vxxc2014, what are you quibbling about? You restated my point. It should be obvious that “not taught history” encompasses many sins including the teaching of PC nonsense in place of real history.

    9. Mike K Says:

      “This confidence is naturally attractive to many young people”

      Oh yes, I think that is a lot of it. I even said so, here.

      “How come there was an alarm raised, carrying that machine gun, it was obvious to the onlookers in the picture. Somebody could have prevented another tragedy in the name of this perverse and ancient religion.”

      Yes, where was that Someone ?

      The West is filled with millions of people like Alex, all of them waiting for Someone.

      Alex, a 23-year-old Sunday school teacher and babysitter, was trembling with excitement the day she told her Twitter followers that she had converted to Islam.

      For months, she had been growing closer to a new group of friends online — the most attentive she had ever had — who were teaching her what it meant to be a Muslim. Increasingly, they were telling her about the Islamic State and how the group was building a homeland in Syria and Iraq where the holy could live according to God’s law.They are the product of a multi-decade campaign to deliberately empty people of their culture; to actually make them ashamed of it. They were purposely drained of God, country, family like chickens so they could be stuffed with the latest narrative of the progressive meme machine. The Gramscian idea was to produce a blank slate upon which the Marxist narrative could be written.

      She is looking for Someone.

    10. David Foster Says:

      There is a certain similarity to Arthur Koestler’s character Hydie, in his novel The Age of Longing. In the book Hydie feels an overwhelming erotic desire for the committed Communist, whose civilizational self-confidence is unlike the American and European men she has known.

      Although she hasn’t shown any signs of intellectually converting to Communism, by the time the relationship blows up.

      Sleeping with the enemy

    11. PenGun Says:

      You guys and your god, God, I’m not sure, but the cult you follow various parts of, is a real problem.

      We have the Jews worshiping, well I’m not sure but it’s supposed to be the same … whatever the rest of you worship. This means you have to kill each other?

      Perhaps a new approach, without the made up, royal, grand poobah, might work a little better. You know … leave the kindergarten.

    12. Mike K Says:

      “You know … leave the kindergarten.”

      And leave you ? Never!

      “whose civilizational self-confidence is unlike the American and European men she has known.”

      Oh, I think this is a big factor with young women. It’s a little like the “bad boy” fixation some women, even accomplished women, have.

    13. David Foster Says:

      Romance novelists and pick-up artists agree: male self-confidence is attractive to women. Interesting to speculate whether this applies on an aggregate as well as an individual level. If you were a member of the army that defeated Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, you probably got some ‘alpha’ by association, even if all you ever did was KP. And if you’re a member of a society that endlessly apologizes for itself, maybe the process works in reverse.

    14. Mr Black Says:

      The problem for me is, the people listen in that room and applauding Steyns remarks always imagine it will be someone else who get’s things started. Bowtie wearing academics and hobby philosophers are not the types to pick up a rifle or a length of rope and take action. And worse than that, if a militia actually made a start and grabbed a few traitorous politicians or some known terrorist sympathisers from CAIR and hang them from lamp posts, these same people would utterly comdemn the actions as being outside the rules. The very same rules that we are losing by.

      We cannot both “play fair” and win when the rules and the culture is stacked against us. If we really think civilization is worth FIGHTING for, and not just talking for, then FIGHTING and killing are going to be part of that. If you’re not prepared to accept that, you’re just posturing for applause while the ship goes down.

    15. Mike K Says:

      ” And if you’re a member of a society that endlessly apologizes for itself, maybe the process works in reverse.”

      I’m watching the New England-Houston game on TV. GE has an ad with a young twerp looking like “pajama boy” who is bragging about writing code. A family member hands him a sledge hammer and asks if he can pick it up.

      Interesting. I wonder why GE thought that ad would work on a football audience ?

      I’m picking up my AR 15 next Thursday after the California waiting period. Of course, I am the old generation. Not even “older” but old. One of my sons is ready to do what is necessary and one daughter. I’m not sure about the other three.

      The one son will inherit my guns and, hopefully, my attitude. He seems to be ready. He has three kids. I worry about them. If I live long enough, we will teach them all to shoot.

    16. Grurray Says:

      Mike, those GE commercials were a series of ads apparently to encourage job applicants

      http://www.adweek.com/agencyspy/ge-and-bbdo-know-exactly-whats-the-matter-with-owen/92849

      The purpose of the work is to remind people that GE doesn’t just make “Funcookers” and transparent dishwashers while hiring drones to fly over facilities in “the most remote, beautiful and badass places in America”…the company actually plays a crucial role in determining how our infrastructure operates and helping the machines that make our lives easier learn to communicate more effectively with one another. It’s like your HR department, but even more overpriced!

      My guess is the reason it’s airing during tonight’s game is that demographic may be more likely to be watching New England. The pinup boy QB and frat boy tight end probably attracts that element. Aa a fan of the faltering 5-8 Bears, I expect we’ll be getting commercials for meat packing, building demolition or some such other post-industrial themes.

      Actually, when they devised these ads, GE was in the process of selling their appliance division, which was the butt of so many Tina Fey/’30 Rock’ jokes. These ads were to publicize this new, modern incarnation of GE. However, GE just announced they’re keeping the appliances, so Pajama Boy will have to man up and deal with the boring old middle market refrigerators and dishwashers for awhile longer.

    17. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      >>The problem for me is, the people listen in that room and applauding Steyns remarks always imagine it will be someone else who gets things started. Bowtie wearing academics and hobby philosophers are not the types to pick up a rifle or a length of rope and take action.

      I agree with that for the most part. However, I’m impressed those skirt and tie wearing writers and academics had the guts to both invite Mark Steyn to speak and display the famous bomb-turban cartoon, in Copenhagen no less, where all this began. And they then recorded the event and broadcast it on the internet. They’re displaying a lot more courage than most people have shown, especially when it seems the entire society around them has already surrendered. And Mark Steyn displays that sort of courage every day of his life.

    18. Mike K Says:

      GE to me seems to be the epitome of Obama crony capitalist flabbiness.

      It used to be the company that built jet engines and railroad locomotives.

      Now, everything seems to be Facebook and similar ethereal creations that do not add to humanity’s wealth but exist as a diversion while the civilization crumbles around us.

      Mark Steyn is a very impressive guy. For one thing he is a great big guy and impressive in person. I met him on an NRO cruise in 2008.

    19. David Foster Says:

      MikeK “(GE) used to be the company that built jet engines and railroad locomotives”

      Still does. The software initiatives are mainly about providing services that work with these things; if that doesn’t come across in the ads, then the ads aren’t very good. There is a danger, in aligning themselves with the perceived coolness of today’s “high-tech” (which is usually pretty narrowly defined) that they devalue their past, which has indeed always been heavily technology-driven.

    20. David Foster Says:

      I have a post in mind on the “Internet of Things” one of these days; it strikes me that GE is better positioned than most in this space, inasmuch as they actually know something about the Things….for example, how does one analyze vibrations to predict that a piece of equipment is going to fail soon.

    21. Eric Says:

      Mr Black:
      “We cannot both “play fair” and win when the rules and the culture is stacked against us.”

      The better alternative to the reticence of “bowtie wearing academics and hobby philosophers” and the extreme of “pick up a rifle or a length of rope and take action”, you can win by learning the rules of the game that they play – the social cultural/political game that actually counts – then winning that game in order to reform the culture until it’s stacked for you and against them.

      In other words, the better alternative is the Right collectively becoming better effective activists than the Left’s activists. Compete with them head-on by the rules they’ve employed effectively, defeat them, and take back the country.

      The Left does not hold a monopoly on activism. It only looks that way because the Right has chosen to eschew activism, thus clearing the way for the Left’s activists to seize more and more social ground sans meaningful competition. The Right can seize that ground back by adapting the proven activist method the Left used to seize it.

    22. Mike K Says:

      “A family member hands him a sledge hammer and asks if he can pick it up.”

      “Still does. The software initiatives are mainly about providing services that work with these things; if that doesn’t come across in the ads, then the ads aren’t very good. ”

      Why would the ad emphasize the “pajama boy” theme when it could have included the young man, with a slightly more masculine actor, reaching over and picking it up and saying, “Sure. We do that too !”

      The ad was probably written by an Obama voter who could not do a pushup.

    23. David Foster Says:

      There are at least 3 ad in this series:

      http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/getting-hired-ge-impresses-absolutely-no-one-companys-amusing-new-ads-166760

      The apparent objective is to get more software-oriented people to consider jobs there. I’m not sure how well it succeeds in that objective, and also not sure how well it would be received by the considerable number of blue-collar people who work at this company.

      Off the cuff, the third ad is the only one that’s possibly worthwhile.

    24. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      GE is still very much in the jet engine business: https://youtu.be/CRIVPhJpFjM

    25. Grurray Says:

      GE makes locomotives too. Maybe the idea was that in the old days they needed a sledge hammer to drive spikes in the railroad ties, but nowadays it’s magically performed by boys writing code.

    26. Mike K Says:

      I know they make them but I am curious why they think ads intended to recruit skilled employees must be aimed at metrosexuals.

      Maybe that’s the idea. I sure don’t know. I was a programmer a very long time ago and don’t recall any that fit that image.

      Maybe they are trying to recruit the Google employee subset.

      By the way, if you haven’t read it, the biography of the guy who ran GE’s jet engine business for years is a really good yarn.

      Well, if the Muslims start coming up my hill, Lucky Gunner has a sale on and I just got enough .223 for 500 of them.

    27. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      A Terror Timeline with an Increasing Tempo

    28. Mike K Says:

      Interesting video. Australia, of course, had the Sydney 2014 attack and hostage siege although only two were killed besides the terrorist,

    29. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      If only there were some common denominator we could discern here. Some guide, like the closer to the core of the problem the worse it got. Maybe there is some common thread of climate change impact.

    30. Phil Ossiferz Stone Says:

      PenGun… you want to know about any OS, read the user’s guide.

      Then take all your edge and all your snark and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine.

    31. David Foster Says:

      Mike K….in the 1950s, GE published a series of science/technology comic books aimed at kids & teenagers. They’ve been rerunning them at their blog…here’s today’s feature:

      http://www.gereports.com/adventures-into-the-future/

      Neither the 12-or-so protagonist Johnny, nor his older brother Ed (clearly intended as a prototypical GE engineer or scientist) resembles Pajama Boy very much.

      It is also interesting that this 1952 comic talks about women as engineers, and also about technology opportunities for both boys & girls who are *not* college-bound.

      As a GE shareholder, I have mixed feelings about the decision to locate a consolidated software center (for IOT, etc) adjacent to Silicon Valley. There are obviously advantages in talent recruiting, information exchange, image of coolness, etc, but there is also a danger of disconnect from the operating businesses. The code-writing people need to relate to the sledgehammer people, if truly useful work is to be done.

    32. newrouter Says:

      >We have the Jews worshiping, well I’m not sure but it’s supposed to be the same … whatever the rest of you worship. This means you have to kill each other?<

      jews ? the proggslams like killing humans loser. jew hating effin' idiot.

    33. Mike K Says:

      “this 1952 comic talks about women as engineers,”

      My high school girlfriend went to Purdue and I went to California so we never connected after high school but she became president of the Society of Women Engineers and is still working to encourage women to enter engineering. We both went to college in 1956. She married a classmate and has a couple of kids who are in their 40s now, I suspect. My oldest is 50.