Category Archives: Cultural Insanity

Norway registers lowest quarterly birth rate since 1985: Population grows due to migration

Fewer births and more deaths have resulted in the lowest birth rate in 33 years being registered in Norway for the first three months of 2018.

But the population of the country is growing overall as a result of immigration, news agency NTB reports.

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The Left And The Right Aren’t Hearing The Same Jordan Peterson

A New York Times Magazine hit piece says more about the mainstream media than it says about Jordan Peterson

Dr. Jordan Peterson, who has enjoyed a surge into fame over the past year, has become a bit like the Yanny and Laurel audio meme. People listen to what he has to say but disagree wildly about what they are hearing.

Some hear a man with important ideas that can help people live a more fulfilling life, others hear a dangerous misogynist who wants to set back the cause of liberated women, trans people, and the rest of the cast(e) of oppression. In a feature for The New York Times Magazine this weekend, Nellie Bowles clearly came down on the latter side.

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Japanese Least Offended by Eurovision Winner’s “Cultural Appropriation”

Yep:

Once again, Japan comes out as the least offended when someone seemingly appropriates their culture.

The 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest, perhaps the world’s largest example of humanity’s peculiar obsession with making music a competitive sport, came to a close last week. In the end it was Israeli singer Netta (Netta Barzilai) who took top honors with her song “Toy.”

Seems to me if she really wanted to co-opt Japanese culture, Netta ought to get 47 more singers and then set up a convoluted hierarchy based on sales of singles, all operating under a rigid behavioral policy similar to that of a 19th century schoolmarm.

But I could be wrong, so let’s go to the netizens of Japan for judgement.

“The millions of Japanese people with dyed hair must be laughing at this.”
“Westerners care too much about silly things.”
“Culture is meant to be stolen. If it’s not worth stealing, then it isn’t culture.”
“If people keep claiming ‘cultural appropriation’ then people will not touch our culture. Then, people will not understand our culture and it will be easier to become our enemy.”

 

Wasn’t this sort of thing fresh and original when Bjork did it? :

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Islam-a-Go-Go: The Islamization of Europe, Vol. I

“For us the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is nothing but a collection of mumbo-jumbo by disciples of Satan.”—Ali Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader

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Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

An alliance of heretics is making an end run around the mainstream conversation. Should we be listening?

Here are some things that you will hear when you sit down to dinner with the vanguard of the Intellectual Dark Web: There are fundamental biological differences between men and women. Free speech is under siege. Identity politics is a toxic ideology that is tearing American society apart. And we’re in a dangerous place if these ideas are considered “dark.”

Alarmist nonsense from the NYT, scary “conservative” thinkers not responding to SJW dicats!

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Muslim couple agree to submit to peace bond conditions over terror fears

MONTREAL — A Montreal couple acquitted on the majority of terrorism-related charges they were facing agreed Friday to a peace bond with strict conditions that include remaining in Canada and staying off social media.

The conditions were sought by the Crown amid RCMP fears the couple may commit a terror act.

Sabrine Djermane and El Mahdi Jamali, who are both in their early 20s, agreed to sign an undertaking to keep the peace over the next 12 months and respect a host of conditions.

We need a Canadian Guantanamo.

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Through the Eyes of Gen Z

Whether you are on the right, on the left, or independent, you can’t help but notice the cultural divide not just in the United States, but also in Europe. As this battle of personalities and ideas rages across the spectrum of social communication, there is a generational change taking place that has gone mostly unnoticed in the national discussion.

The Left is the party of no fun at all.

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Disneyland and Infantile Culture

The left truly is afflicted with the infantilized belief that life really is a small world after all. The ride itself, “It’s a small world” was the first multicultural act perpetrated on the American public before the Democrats made it cool. Before a ‘coexist’ bumper sticker was ever placed on a Prius, the idea that we could actually coexist across the cultural milieu by simply ignoring history was embedded in the 62-year-old ride. However, there never will be a servo motor moving a jihadi character on pistons in the small world, unless there was a roadside bomb underneath it as it waved to your children singing “Allahu Akbar” as the water dinghy carried you forward. But we can ignore that. It is a hell of a ride on its own, as it slowly picks away at your sanity.

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Britons afraid to show their national pride in public for fear of ABUSE

Britons are increasingly afraid to show their national pride in public for fear of ridicule or abuse, a study has found.

One in four believe we are living in the least patriotic decade ever.

In contrast, the 1940s were overwhelmingly named as the decade when patriotism was at its height, with the nation brought together by the Second World War.

According to the report, 79 per cent of people consider themselves patriotic and almost 90 per cent say they are proud of their birthplace.

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Delusions of Justice

American Jews should wake up to which side their most dangerous enemies are on.

Since the election of Donald Trump, prominent American Jews, notably in the Reform movement and among the intelligentsia, have lamented the resurgence of right-wing anti-Semitism, seeing it as the greatest threat to their community in the United States. The rise of xenophobic and often marginally anti-Jewish parties in Eastern Europe—even with fewer Jews left there to persecute—has deepened the alarm. Yet by far the greatest threat to Jews, not only here but also abroad, comes not from zombie fascist retreads, but from the Left, which is increasingly making its peace with anti-Semitism.

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Understanding the New Yorker’s Cool hatred of Chick-Fil-a

From Nicole Russell at the Federalist:

It’s true, the late S. Truett Cathy was an outspoken Christian who integrated Christian ethos into the company’s vision and mission. Orthodox Christianity has since its beginning and through today opposed homosexual behavior, so there’s no surprise here. Because of its owners’ also Christian views about Christ’s love for sinners, the company has shown love and grace—through fried chicken sandwiches, of course—to communities in need over and over again, including communities grieving over gay loved ones. Apparently showing love to imperfect people is too confusing a stance for New Yorker writers to handle.

Following the shooting at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, local folks gathered in line to donate blood. Employees of a nearby Chick-fil-A opened the restaurant, although it’s normally closed on Sundays to give employees time with their families, and gave donors food while they were waiting. Stories like this abound, yet there’s no mention of this kind of repeated generosity from the company. More.

Reality check: But that, of course, is just the trouble. Left to themselves, ordinary people do decent things. Things balance. The progressive needs a world he can police and force everyone to do what he wants. Vote for it, get more of it.

See also: But why does Matthew Lau assume that Ontario wants success?

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WALSH: The Four Terrible Things That Are Destroying Boys In Our Culture

Our culture is very bad for boys. It’s bad for girls, too. It’s bad for everyone. But I think we fail to recognize and appreciate the unique struggles that boys face. Partly we fail to recognize it because we are too busy worrying about the Patriarchy’s persecution of women. Partly we fail to recognize it because, collectively, we just don’t care that much about boys. Partly we fail to recognize it because men are not as likely to talk about their own plight. And partly a man will not talk about it because everyone, even his fellow men, will only laugh at him and downplay the problem.

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The Grand Convergence

At a certain level, formerly functioning societies seem to be growing unnecessarily complicated. Yet, in a more basic sense, it’s all coming together:

Yesterday, as I was heading home after our live Clubland Q&A, it was all breaking news about the YouTube shooter. As usual in the first moments after such an attack, it’s all tediously speculative – except for the apparent eyewitness report that the gunman was, in fact, a gunwoman. That, on the other hand, sent the breaking-news chappies boring down yet another dreary alley – that it was supposedly a YouTube employee upset with an ex-boyfriend. I gave up and listened to music all the way back.

In fact, the shooter was subsequently revealed to be Nasim Aghdam. What kind of name is that for a psychologically disturbed white-loner NRA gun-nut?

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Swedish parliament member plans to move to Hungary because there are fewer migrants

Kent Ekeroth, a former politician of the Sweden Democrats, told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet that he will be moving to Hungary to “escape migration”.

“To start with they have no immigration. That’s the most important thing. They value their own culture highly and the grounds on which European civilization rest,” he said.

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