Sexual misconduct and American culture

As a Buddhist, I am in favor of good sexual conduct, which in Buddhism means not harming anyone by your conduct.

As an American, I am frankly delighted to witness some of our most hallowed cultural hierarchies being undermined by recent sexual misconduct charges. Hollywood, mainstream media, and Congress are all experiencing major damage to their very highly undeserved reputations as “cultural leaders.” Yuck, I have learned more from cats.

As an individual, I also have to say that at least some of these misconduct charges are surely bogus, some are so minor and happened so long ago they mean nothing today, and some of them were surely enticed, if not by conscious design then at least by the way our culture operates. Just compare how men and women dress. And consider that women (I have been told) also lose their shit when around male dancers.

Cultural revolutions need to happen from time to time and often yield good results if they are nonviolent. The Czarist regime in Russia was too slow to change nonviolently and thus was overthrown violently. The KMT in China was similar.

I hope we are now living through a nonviolent cultural revolution that overthrows undeserving cultural hierarchies and the celebrities who represent them. I also hope that though the battering ram today is sexual conduct, tomorrow it will be intellectual honesty across the board.

In that vein, I hope academia falls next. No major public institution in America could possibly be 85+% liberal without also being totalitarian, excluding those with different views.

A word to whoever controls the Deep State or oligarchy, accept deep change now or be like the Romanovs.

 

American semiotic circus

American semiotics are delightfully absurd today from a semiotician’s point of view.

Step back and appreciate the humor of the whole picture: Moralist are trapped in mono-dimensional positions.

Our post-PC culture still strictly does not permit nuance.

Even though our airwaves are filled with mega-babes dressed—or half-dressed—to the nines, you are not allowed to look down if you happen to have the good fortune of working with them.

No, I am not laughing at the victims. I am laughing at the absurdity of a culture that cannot untangle the many inevitable ramifications of human sexuality.

This is truly theater of the absurd, a semiotic circus that evokes sadness as well as laughter. The joke’s on us, after all!

A murky accusation that reaches across forty years of cultural change to discredit a politician on the eve of an election brings out establishment moralists who simply must weigh in. But then, almost on cue, the photo of a now-former-moralist senator groping a former playmate through her flak-jacket effectively parries the charge!

If Hillary or Demi Moore does it, it’s OK. And that is how it should be, to be honest.

My sense is deep down we are witnessing a massive cultural change taking place in part due to (and despite) the semiotic shallowness of PC and post-PC public life in America.

My partner this morning said with real feeling, “Don’t people realize these sex stories are [evolutionarily] a million years old and our continuing to discuss them like middle- schoolers is actually hiding much worse stuff beneath them?”

I bet most don’t.

My hope is that these semiotic weapons (the accusations) are the start of a real battle against The Swamp alluded to by my partner. All cultures need deep change from time to time. Usually that change is violent. I hope this one will continue to be (mostly) nonviolent and absurd, a mixture of sadness and humor, profundity and nonsense.

“Russia collusion” explained: Citizen journalism at its best

So you guys know:

  1. Hillary loses and cannot cover up super illegal Uranium One deal with own cabinet positions. Must have made a lot of people in govt a lot of money to find so many “helpers” in illicit activity. I believe this is much bigger than Clintons, I think this was a circle of a lot of people up to and including guys like McCain.
  2. Need to get “Russia” cover story in the public spotlight to send an “investigation” in to “investigate” the Russia issue.
  3. What better than to blame it on Trump? Let him take the heat while the FBI to go “look into this issue” Sounds dumb but public buys it!
  4. Trump unexpectedly fires Comey. Comey, Clinton, Obama, etc all panic and Comey does a very illegal thing to get a “Special Council” in there to keep cleaning up for the Clinton and Obama administrations (memo)
  5. Mueller is an old loyalist, he goes in to “investigate” Trump and Russia.
  6. They hire only loyalists since each of the people on the special council are going to find out what is really going on here. (Trump/Russia is a cover story)
  7. The FBI does what the FBI does in situations like this. They bring everybody in for questioning presenting “immunity” deals to turn over all evidence… and zip their mouths
  8. The second somebody gives them evidence, they hide it away, shred it, whatever
  9. Person who got immunity deal, cannot speak about it, doesn’t want to speak about it because its a get out of jail free card (in a lot of cases) They are free and clear and nobody wants to shake that boat. Nicer to go home and be with their family
  10. Mueller quietly continues what Comey was doing on destroying evidence to cover up RICO issues with many people in the the federal government and Obama administration.
  11. The public is set off track thinking this has anything to do with Trump.

You guys know Trump/Russia is just a cover story for what is really going on… right? Its really about covering up the filthy shit they were all doing from the Clinton Foundation to McCabe’s wife and the Obama administration. They were all getting down and dirty on this deal. The FBI and DoJ was covering for it. Something is still wrong with the FBI and DoJ! They are still covering for it! Also, the only reason Comey opened up the “investigation” into Hillary’s emails last November is because Wikileaks was releasing info, the NYPD found an “Insurance File” on Weiner’s Laptop… Comey literally freaked out and started trying to play dumb thinking the whole house of cards was coming down. (everybody for themselves) When Wikileaks and NYPD info didn’t leak anything he didn’t know how to explain, he went back to “nothing to see here folks! move along!” (Source) (Archive)

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Edit 9:15: Two things left out of the above are: 1) the “Russia collusion” investigation was started wholly or in part to spy on the Trump campaign, and most definitely was used that way by September 2016 no matter why it was started; and 2) Clinton with the help of MSM promoted Trump during 2015 and beyond believing he would be the easiest candidate to defeat.

FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says

10/21/17: Uranium One ‘May Well Turn Out To Be the Biggest Scandal in American Political History’

10/24/17: Very good overview: The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal

Polarization is good

Kevin MacDonald

…The result is a level of political polarization not seen in this country probably since the Civil War. But the polarization is what had to happen for any possible movement in the direction of the Alt Right. The absolute worst thing would have been a Hillary-vs.-Jeb-type election where America keeps sleep-walking to Armageddon. The mobilization of the left has made clear the fault lines. This is about removing the traditional culture of America, and it is about removing Whites from the center of the American story. It is about replacement — first the monuments, then the people.

Solid majorities of Americans oppose removing the statues, and at least a plurality oppose the NFL protests — the percentages would sure be much higher if only Whites were polled. This means the traditional American majority is moving down the road toward being explicitly aware of what the game is. Reasonable White people watching this unfold cannot possibly believe that the glorious multicultural future will be anything but a disaster for White America. The hatred for White America that has been so obvious to Alt Right activists is inevitably seeping through to “just plain White folks.” The hatred will only intensify when Whites have less power. And when the 2018 and 2020 elections happen, there will be tremendous pressure on candidates to take stands on these issues. (Source)

USA: 73% Say Freedom of Speech Worth Dying For

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Americans agree freedom of speech is under assault but strongly insist that they are prepared to defend that freedom even at the cost of their lives if necessary.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that an overwhelming 85% of American Adults think giving people the right to free speech is more important than making sure no one is offended by what others say. Just eight percent (8%) think it’s more important to make sure no one gets offended. (Source)