The owner pointed out that his restaurants suffered losses because Malaysia has a Muslim-majority population that doesn’t consume pork. Incidentally, pork is the main ingredient in dim sum and dumpling dishes. He further stated that having a Chinese restaurant in Malaysia is like “operating a sauna business in a remote desert.”
The old never really understand the young, especially in times when the paradigm is changing. The old looked on with dismay during the nineteen-sixties and seventies when so many Boomers rejected traditional morality and established social roles, inaugurating the Age of Aquarius with a utopian belief in the power of universalism to overcome tribalism. For the post-war idealists, flowers of tolerance were the answer to the guns of hatred that made the twentieth century so hellish for so many.
The post-war generations came to believe that World Wars I and II were the result of authoritarian white maleness. Central European theorists such as Theodor Adorno and Herbert Marcuse led the intellectual movement to convince young Westerners that this was the case and were very successful. Those ideas fuelled the New Left movement that took over the campuses and the hippie movement that took over the culture.
The United States is the only nation in the annals of mankind to be established on the basis of a political and social philosophy centered on natural, or God-given, rights. Yet, within 230 years of our founding, America has been essentially transformed into another secular socialist democracy. This metamorphosis is the end-product of a subtle but determined assault on that philosophical underpinning.
“In Ruling the Void, Peter Mair describes a process by which political parties have retreated from public life and civil society and into the state. Plummeting membership of political parties and turnout in national elections was, he notes, a shared feature of all developed democracies at the end of the 20th century. As a result, political parties ‘have become agencies that govern – in the widest sense of the term – rather than represent. They bring order rather than give voice.’ In turn, ideology withered, and parties became absorbed into an amorphous governing class. They began competing not on the basis of ideas or interests, but on their readiness to govern.”
I don’t believe in grand historical conspiracies, or in designs that go on over generations. The right suffers from a bad case of “the individualists failed to organize” and the left, by now in their third generation of social dominance, are approaching the sort of behavior and IQ one saw in the last days of the Soviet Union. Or if you prefer, Marxist scientific efficiency has given us in three generations what it took the royal houses of Europe sixteen generations of inbreeding to achieve: an “elite” so profoundly dumb they couldn’t pour p*ss out a boot with instructions on both sides.
Which is why I don’t believe in conspiracies.
Breitbart’s editor-in-chief Alex Marlow had an extended interview with Bill Maher on his show Real Time, where the comedian pressed him on why the site doesn’t cover the Russian collusion story that has become the Left’s addictive drug when it comes to their anti-Trump tantrums. Marlowe plainly said that the site covers the stories the mainstream media refuses to cover. There is no evidence of collusion and because of that—he’s more focused on the president’s agenda.
Convert, pay, or die is the set of choices Islam offers infidels. Coincidentally, this is also what today’s progressives and the Democratic Party offer nonbelievers, climate “deniers,” white males, heterosexuals, patriots, blue-collar workers, farmers, miners, people without a college degree, the religiously devout, Republicans, and everybody else choosing not to buy into the party’s version of what America is and what the nation owes both its citizens and the world.
Our country has collectively “slipped into madness.” Hatred in the name of diversity and political unity has become a goal in itself – and it is ascendant in modern culture, all compelled by leftist ideology.
This is the year the bottom dropped out. This is is the year our politics became a true bloodsport; war by other means.
You can just feel it.
If America’s right and left did not have politics, they would be killing each other. It will, one day, likely come to that regardless.
The Other Side is now completely, totally 100% unacceptable.
Complaints of cultural appropriation are clearly nothing new. But the recent uproar over a proposed “Appropriation Prize” has revealed that an emerging generation of indigenous Canadian creators and academics, empowered by social media, is more equipped than ever to push back.
I still haven’t memorized my cell phone number, or my husband’s. I don’t remember the year my mother or father died, let alone the month and day. I can’t remember my wedding anniversary, either.
However, I’ve never forgotten that, sometime between the release of Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979), Woody Allen was the subject of a cover story in either Newsweek or Time in which—while musing bitterly about random, pointless suffering—he put in that cultural critic Susan Sontag’s cancer diagnosis “must have been particularly devastating for a woman of her sensibility.”
A poll released the Public Religion Research Institute and the Atlantic on Tuesday examining sentiments held by white, working class adults found that almost half surveyed felt that they had become “strangers” in their own country.
Overall, 51 percent of Americans think American culture has not changed for the worse since the 1950s, while 48 percent believe it has. Among the white, working class, 65 percent think it has changed for the worse, while 34 think it has gotten better. “Family values in general have gone to complete shit since the 1950s, [is] the best way to put it,” one female respondent said.
I suspect a similar result would hold true for Canada, certainly in it’s urban centres which are undergoing ghettoization.
There is a particular strain of humanity now deeply rooted in Western culture that we can refer to as the Ivory Tower Man. This individual is the product of an entire cultural philosophy. He is the result of several generations that have faced no immediate danger or challenge to life itself; he is the spawn of the Nanny State. The Ivory Tower Man is found throughout all current age groups and academia is especially rife with this character.
If Hill had won US 2016, would that have been the honoured word? We are informed via Mashable that it’s a new Merriam-Webster word for 2016:
If you’ve spent any time online, you know that “sheeple” is the word you use when you want to yell at an otherwise undefined group of people. It is the insult the blogging masses use to call someone a “dummy following a person or ideology without knowing why they’re following said person or ideology.” More.
As a rule, the Cool never vilifies the rest of us more honestly and earnestly than when we are acting to protect ourselves from the worst damage they can do.
See also: Mark Steyn on the doomed hillbilly
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Decades after dying by her own hand, a renowned female American poet makes the news. Sessions with her psychotherapist become public, revealing accusations of abuse and other sordid details of her already legendary life. Once more, critics and readers wonder: Was she a victim? A heroine? Or—was it possible—a villain?
If you guessed that I’m talking about Sylvia Plath, you’re only half right.