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Hollywood and Acting in General Have Been Sleazy Forever

Back in the 1950’s, your average right-thinking Christian White person thought Hollywood was a debased sleazeathon full of fags, lezzes, poofs and perverts. Here it is 2017, and we learning that the previous generation’s “bigoted” assessment was simply flat-out true.

If you study Roman history, you will learn that acting was considered to be a sleazy profession even by Roman standards. Many morally upright Romans (to the extent that there was such a thing) wanted nothing to do with the profession. Acting was thought to be full of…guess what? Fags, lezzes, poofs and perverts! How did you guess?

Fast forward to 1950’s and 2017. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Human nature is what it is. Some things are largely rooted in human nature and may show little change across time or perhaps even space.

There is nothing new under the sun.

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Jews and the Hollywood Sleazeathon

This whole sordid episode of the unfolding of mass Hollywood sleaze among heavily-Jewish Hollywood and media men is interesting. And yes, they are heavily Jewish. I counted up recently and 41% of the 21 men accused (nine out of 21) recently were Jews. Of course, Gentile men are complete pigs too, but this does seem to cement the conservative stereotype of Hollywood Jewish men as depraved, secular, liberal Jews.

Back in the 1950’s, Hollywood and acting was considered to be seedy business and as such, many Christian Gentiles thought it was too sleazy to get involved in. Jews apparently not being encumbered by such moral anchors, moved readily into the business. This is the Jewish argument – that a number of fields that Gentiles avoided due to being seen as sleazy or morally tainted quickly became filled with Jews. Banking being one example.

Also Jews had already captured Hollywood in an actual conspiracy from 1900-1920.  Five Jews from Galicia ended up controlling most of the industry. The conspiracy was hatched at a time when Jews were very tribal and were frankly a menace. They took over Hollywood and the newspaper media at this time. This efforts were funded by some wealthy Jews mostly out of New York. They also made runs on Wall Street and commercial banking.

Both of these were stopped because Gentiles were quite anti-Semitic in those days, and anti-Semitism was  both highly adaptive and necessary against Jews waging ethnic warfare against other groups. Word got out among Gentiles that the Jews were making runs on Wall Street and the Gentiles simply stopped selling seats to Jews. Of course the Jews had long ago stopped selling their seats to Gentiles. So the run was stopped, but Wall Street now is quite Jewish. Quite Jewish is not the same thing as being run by Jews. Wall Street is not run by the Jews the same way that Hollywood and the media are. Wall Street is full of Gentiles, mostly White men.

Later on, the Jews made runs on banking in the US. Once again, anti-Semitic Gentiles blew the whistle on them and simply stopped selling banks to Jews. The Jews were unable to get very far in US commercial banking, so Jews have never run the banks in the US the way they did in Europe for a long time. However, the Jews were able to make a significant penetration of financial banking before they were stopped once again by alarmed anti-Semitic Gentiles. Jews are much less tribal nowadays, which is good for them and us. Tribal Jews cause anti-Semitism like night follows day. Nevertheless, the remains of their earlier tribal forays can be seen to this day.

All of these episodes were laid out immaculately in Henry Ford’s Dearborn Independent and later in The International Jew, which is actually not a bad book. I also do not consider it be more anti-Semitic than it needed to be. He opposed  pogroms will all of his force and mostly the book was a plea for Jews to stop being so tribal and work together with Gentiles. “Come, Jews! Join us Gentiles and together we will build a great America!” He says at one point. Ford comes across as more exasperated than anything else. Of course the paper and the book are now tagged as evil anti-Semitic publications. Be that as it may, I have read the book and a lot of back issues of the paper and I concluded that much of what Ford said was simply true. The tone of the paper was cynical and exasperated too.

For the crime of telling the truth and exhorting Jews to give up their vicious ethnic warfare and work to build a better country (“Jews! Stop being Jews, and start being Americans!” he exhorts at one time.) the Jews tried to kill Ford. There was an attempt to murder him by running him off the road on a country lane in the 1930’s. It was widely thought that Jews were behind the murder attempt.

This shows you that when Jews are viciously tribal, Gentiles absolutely must become anti-Semitic in order to stop their conspiracies and schemes. If Gentiles don’t organize to stop the Jewish plots, the Jews will take over most of your country and economy. So in that sense, anti-Semitism is not just adaptive but also necessary. Of course, as Jews get less tribal, anti-Semitism becomes a lot less important down to where it is probably not necessary anymore.

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Political Lean of Ethnic Whites in the US

Italian-Americans tend to lean Republican nowadays. So do French-Americans, Greek Americans, and Irish-Americans for that matter. Polish-Americans are 50-50, but they went for Trump. Greeks, Italians, Poles and the Irish were Democrats for a very long time in this country. I don’t have figures on any other groups.

Frankly, most if not all White ethnicities have been voting Republican for some time now in the US. This has been happening ever since the Reagan Democrats.

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Alt Left: Happy October Everyone!

This October was the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest moments of the 20th Century – the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in October, 1917. I recently rewatched the movie Reds. If you want to know what really happened at this time in Russia, you ought to watch that movie. There had been an election and the Mensheviks or Social Democrats had won. The Bolsheviks also took part, but they did not gain a majority. Despite antisemites ranting about how Jews caused Communism in Russia, in this election in 1917, 70% of Russian Jews voted for a Zionist party that was running at the time. So the vast majority of Russian Jews did not support the Bolsheviks (or even the other socialist parties for that ). So much for “Jewish Communism.”

Yes, Trotsky was a Jew, but he was a secular atheist Jew. He actually refused to identify as Jewish and said instead that his ethnicity was world proletarian. Lenin was 1/4 Jewish, but a lot of  people have a bit of Jew in them and it doesn’t make them Jewish. In Germany they have a saying, “There’s a little bit of Jew in every German.” This was actually such a problem in the Nazi era that they had to make all sorts of strict rules about who was a Jew. Nevertheless, ~150,000 half-Jews (not considered Jewish by the Nazis) not only served in the Wehrmacht but were actually members of the genocidally antisemitic SS!

There were a number of Jews heading the revolution but as you can see they did not even have the support of the majority of Russian Jews, or at least did not have that support in the earlier election. And there were as many Latvians of all people leading the revolution as Jews.

The Bolsheviks actually seized power by force. They had the help of masses of demobbed soldiers, home from the Front where they were running out of food, clothing, ammunition, everything. To say they were disenchanted would be an understatement. Rallies were being held all over Moscow and Saint Petersburg. These rallies were often joined by large numbers of industrial workers who also helped take part in the coup. So it was not a democratic takeover. It was actually a putschist regime. However,  I would say that they had huge and possibly even majority support at least when the Civil War got started. The Reds only won the Civil War because huge numbers of peasants went over to their side.

The Bolshevik Revolution was both good and bad. I agree that there were some bad things about it. I am appalled at how Lenin’s Cheka started murdering people very early on. An early Bolshevik, a Jew at that, was an attorney. After a prominent contra had been arrested, he visited the man in jail and then went to Lenin and asked what his plans were for the man.

The attorney, who worked for the Bolsheviks, thought the man would be granted the protections of the rule of law.  He was shocked when Lenin was outraged that the attorney thought that the man deserved such protections in the first place. Lenin said the man, along with all of the rest of the contras, should be executed. This was a Revolution! It was time for revolutionary justice. There was no time for the niceties of the rule of law and so forth. The attorney was stunned at Lenin’s brutality.

The Cheka executed a number of people in the early days by firing squad. Anti-Communist kooks give very high figures in the hundreds of thousands (including 50,000 Orthodox priests) but that cannot be correct. Instead a better figure may be ~4,000 executions.

While I am not happy at all with the brutal turn of the Revolution, I think there were some good things about the Russian Revolution. It definitely changed the course of history and humanity has not been the same since. It was surely one of the great events of the 20th Century.

I think most Alt Leftists, at least those on the Leftist (not the liberal) wing of the movement, would find at some positive things about the Russian Revolution. It is part of our heritage on the Left, for better or for worse.

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Alt Left: The Biggest Lie of Them All: Antisemites Hate Jews Because They Are Trailer Park-Dwelling Whites Who Blame Jews for Their Failures in Life

Hood: (Along with a lot of other pro-Jewish self-serving nonsense) – You do read comments by Dixie posters like Jess blaming Jews for everything from acid indigestion to the economy.

Along with most of Hood’s other self-serving comments (Hood is 1/8 Jewish, so perplexingly he takes a reflexively philosemitic “Jews can do no wrong” stance to everything) this is part of his typical line against antisemites. Antisemites are often not very nice people and the philosophy at its harder core is very cruel, but Hood’s explanation of it is just wrong.

This is the typical lie about most antisemites. Now, I am not saying that antisemites are wonderful people. Antisemites are definitely not good for the Jews, that’s for sure. And I consider them rather lowly human beings on the moral scale. But in Late Capitalism, morally lowly human beings are as common as weeds, since moral lowness is very useful for succeeding in our ultra-capitalist society.

Antisemitism is a very complex phenomenon and even most Jews don’t get it, falling back on the usual self-serving lies the Jews made up to make themselves feel better about so many people hating them.

In my own life, most of the antisemites that I met were former philosemites with a great deal of exposure to Jews who at some point met one too many stereotypical “nasty, ugly, belligerent Jews” and then finally broke with philosemitism and became antisemites.

The rest are simply White Supremacists whose antisemitism is all wrapped around their White Supremacism as they see Jews as waging a war against the White Race.

You are doing the Basic Jew Thing of saying all antisemites are redneck losers blaming Jews for their failures in life. It’s all crap, I assure you. I have known many antisemites, and almost none of them are like that.

However, many antisemites are indeed Southern racists. Unless you want to make a claim that Southern racists blame Jews for their failures, your argument will not hold up. Southern racists are just racists. Mostly they hate Blacks. They associate Jews as Black enablers and nigger lovers. Their argument is that Jews are trying to destroy the White race. It’s a racial and racist argument based on this notion that Jews hate Whites and want to wipe out the White race due to this hatred.

That’s all it is. It has nothing to do with success or failure or any of that crap. It is simply an outgrowth of mostly anti-Black White racism. These people are White Supremacists. White Supremacists are just ordinary Whites. I am shocked at how many of them are successful moneywise. Many are from the South.

Until you analyze anti-Semitism as deriving purely from White racism you will never understand it.

Anti-Semitism in the US traditionally was huge among rich WASP’s. My mother grew up among these types, and she has always told me that they don’t like Jews.

The whole “White losers blame Jews for their failures” is a crap line made up by…guess who? Jews! Gee, I wonder why they made up that lie? Could it be to make the Jews look better?

People dislike Jews for all sorts of reasons, but hating Jews for failing in life is not a common reason. If that’s your only analysis of antisemitism, then you do not understand the phenomenon well. I absolutely hate the Jews who run that Roth Antisemitism Research Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel, but even they would scoff at Hood’s pro-Jewish self-serving line.

Antisemitism is an extremely complex phenomenon. Of course the Roth Center gets it wrong a lot in a lot of ways, but some of the finest researchers on antisemitism have always been Jews. You need to go beyond the usual bellowing gatekeepers (antisemitism is a mystical phenomenon that is inherently irrational like psychosis and cannot be explained in rational terms is just one of their lies) to get at the Jews who have really tried to get a handle on this. And actually, some of the finest and most brilliant researchers into antisemitism have always been Jews.

Check out Simone Weil for starters. Then on to Goldberg and Linemann. Israel Shamir and Gilad Atzmon are fine with a heavy dose of caution.

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That’s What We Get for Electing a Nigger

There has been much talk about why the Democrats have lost so many seats all across the land. There are a variety of reasons for it, but the main reason is right up there in that ugly title of the post. We Democrats had the temerity and nerve to elect a Black man to  President of the US. Can you imagine that? We actually elected a Black man! How outrageous.

The rest of the country looked at the  Democrats in disgust and said, “I can’t believe you Democrats just elected a nigger President of the US! Just for that, I am voting Republican at the federal, state and local level! The nerve of you Democrats – electing a nigger! You thought you could do that and we would just sit here taking it sitting down – I don’t think so!”

There really is no other explanation for the Democrats’ loss of over 1,000 political positions countrywide since the election of Obama.

Part of the losses can be explained by increased voter fraud and rapidly declining democracy in the US, but even without those problems, we still would have lost seats due to real changes in opinion since 2008.

Fraud and the War on Democracy

I am not sure exactly why we lost all those seats but part of it has to do with the death of democracy in America.

The whole country is gerrymandered to Hell, and this right there has led to huge Republican gains. Once Republicans get into a state government, they start gerrymandering the state like maniacs.

The vote-stealing by computerized election machines that started in 2000 has continued and increased every year. They don’t just steal Presidencies. There is good evidence that they are stealing Senate seats as well and they stole at least three last year, one each in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and probably Missouri. The last election with Ossoff in Georgia was almost certainly stolen, so they are stealing House seats too. Republicans are doubling down on the election machines by refusing to remove the ones that are most easily hacked.

They have also passed a number of laws making vote recounts after elections difficult or even impossible. You saw how all of the 2016 recounts were shut down by Republican state governments and courts.

In addition, the Republican Supreme Court outrageously overturned the Voting Rights Act in one of the most racist decisions since Plessy v Ferguson. As a result of this wildly racist decision, Republicans all over the land have formulated all sorts of new election laws and rules that have the end effect of making it harder for Black and Brown minorities to vote.

In addition, in several elections this year, Democrats who were voted into office were actually removed from office by state legislatures in a move so profoundly anti-Democratic it is frightening.

The attacks on democracy across the land by Republicans are vicious and ugly. They are some of the worst we have seen since 1964 before which Blacks could hardly even vote in the US.

Given all of these wildly anti-democratic actions, how anyone can say with a straight face that we live in a democracy anymore, I have no idea. The whole idea that this is some kind of a democratic country is some sort of a sick joke.

Actual Moves towards Conservatism in the Population

Nevertheless, polls do show a huge swing towards the Republican Party since 2008 when Obama was elected. As Obama was a mushy Centrist and most of us on the Left think he is just a Republican, it can hardly be because Obama was too liberal.

I assume that the Democratic Party was punished at all levels for the crime of electing a Black President. Basically, “This is what we Democrats get for electing a nigger.” It’s Johnson’s White House comments in 1965 after the Civil Rights Act all over again: “We will lose the South for the next generation.” Just like in 1964, we Democrats are being punished horribly for doing the right thing. We are being made to fall on our swords for the crime of supporting Black people.

The fact that Democrats were crushed all over the land after we elected a Democratic Black President to me shows just how profoundly racist this country still is. And it looks like the Republican Party is becoming the de facto party of resentful White racism, mostly anti-Black racism but to a lesser extent anti-Hispanic racism too.

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Did Liebnitz Discover Indo-European?

The language or dialect of the ancient Goths is very different from present-day Germanic, although it draws from the same source. Ancient Gaulish was even more different, to judge from its closest relative, which is Welsh, Cornish and Breton. But Irish is still more different and displays the traces of a very antique British, Gaulish and Germanic tongue.

However these languages all come from one source and can be considered to be alterations of one and the same language, which could be called Celtic. In the Antiquity, Germanic and Gaulish people were called Celts, and if one tries to understand the origins of Celtic, Latin and Greek, which have many roots in common with Germanic or Celtic languages, one may hypothesize that this is due to the common origin of all these peoples descended from the Scyths, who came from the Black Sea, crossed the Danube and the Vistula Rivers, of whom one part went to Greece, and the other formed Germanic and Gaulish people. This is a consequence of the hypothesis that Europeans came from Asia.” [original in French]

– Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, Nouveaux Essais sur l’entendement Humain, 1764.

Change a few things here and there, and you have Sir William Jones famous speech in Calcutta in 1876, 112 years after this was written.

More than anything else, I suppose this just goes to show us that most great theories have one or often more intellectual precursors.

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Columbus Day: You Got a Problem?

Well, which is it? It was Columbus Day until we found out how terribly this first of the invaders treated the Indians. And he did treat them badly. Well, it is mostly his men, but he stood by, watched and let them do it. Check out Bartolomeo de Casas, if you can stomach it. Nasty stuff.

And so the proposal is to change the name of the holiday from Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.

How do the people feel about this change? Well let’s do a survey of some typical men on the street so we can see how they feel about the proposed changes.

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“Uh. The name of the holiday is Columbus Day, punks! Columbus Day, you hear me? Columbus Day! You got a problem wit dat? Huh? Answer me punk!”

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Male Empowerment, Cultural Left Style

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The very definition of male empowerment, Cultural Left style. 

C’mon boys! What are you waiting for? Bratwurst tastes great! Try it sometime! Your wife will love you for it, promise! You won’t be a literal cuck faggot or anything like that! Oh Hell no! This is the new Manhood, guys! Move over Syl Stallone and Marlon Brando! Let these brave male blowfish show you the way! Women all over the land are clamoring for cuck fag male blowfish boyfriends! This is the way to get laid, guys! Do it now!

The Cultural Left has never just been all about liberation and basic rights for biological gay men and lesbians (a noble goal). Instead it’s been all about the normalization of homosexual behavior for all of  the rest of us and the promotion and encouragement of converting and recruiting straights to bisexual behavior.

I have studied the Gay Rights Movement for a very long time. Their true goals are much more insidious than the goals that they holler about in polite society, many of which are quite reasonable.

First thing you need to know is that it is nearly an axiom among gay men that there is no such thing as a straight man. All of us men are really just bisexual to some degree or another. Probably 90% of gay men believe this. This is a core belief of their culture. There are a few who buck the trend and say it’s wishful thinking and it’s not true, but they are a small minority. Unfortunately, far too many straight men have given gay men all too many reasons to assume this about us.

A longstanding goal of the homosexual movement has been to convert and recruit as many heterosexuals into bisexual behavior and a bisexual lifestyle. The reasons for this are obvious. There are millions of hot straight men, and gay men drool at the thought of getting their hands on them. You can hardly blame them. If I were a gay men, I would want as many straight men to be into bisexual behavior as possible. More hot guys to screw!

Nevertheless, the Gay Lobby is very dishonest about this issue, and they have always lied and said it’s not a part of their project.

Another part of their project is access to male children. I am uncertain if they want to convert and recruit male children into homosexuality. I am not sure if this can even be done. But they definitely want straight male adolescents to not take their sexuality for granted. They strongly promote sexual confusion among straight adolescent boys.

Adolescent boys are asked if they are “questioning” or not. This is a very bad thing to ask, as around puberty, many boys (1/3) are still uncertain of their sexual orientation. Encouraging them to to question whether they are gay or not will not lead to any positive benefits, but it may well cause a lot more boys to experiment with homosexuality. Really no one has to question their sexual orientation as to most boys, by a certain age, it is biologically fixed, and there is nothing to question.

Even unmistakably straight boys often suffer from a lot of sexual confusion where they worry that they might be gay. Fully 62% of all men have worried that they were gay at some point, according to a Playboy study in 1976. So this sort of thing is pretty common. Encouraging boys and young men going through this normal sexual confusion to get out there and experiment, see what you like, see what you don’t like, try it with guys, try it with girls, see what you like best (these are actual words of advice given to young men on many gay websites), is not the best way to handle this.

It’s best handled by a sober assessment of one’s true sexual attractions. Does the boy fantasize about sex with males or females? Does the boy check out males or females when out and about? When the boy is at the beach, who is “in the way,” the males or the females? What does the boy think about when he masturbates? Asking just a few of these questions is sufficient to perfectly determine sexual orientation with most males past age 15.

I know this because I often have to do sexual orientation assessments with my male clients due to the nature of my counseling work. After I ask a few questions like this, the sexual orientation of the male is usually quite clear very quickly. In other words, there’s nothing to question. Almost all males past age 15 already know their sexual orientation. There’s nothing to go round and round about, and encouraging people to do that just promotes needless neurosis and anxiety.

Articles like the above all the time in the Cultural Left media. And those of you interested in a racial angle might be interested to note that it is almost always a White man who is encouraging other straight men to get out there and suck a cock to see what it tastes like or get pegged in the ass by your girlfriend (a profoundly emasculating and feminizing sex act) because it feels so wonderful to pretend to be a gay man getting it up the ass from another guy.

I don’t like racial conspiracies, but if someone were to say that the Cultural Left is encouraging straight White men to discover what a penis tastes like or to play the profoundly feminizing role of being buggered San Francisco style by a dominant woman, I would not say they are off-base. Notice how the last one is encouraging straight White men to feminize themselves in the most profound way (getting buggered, even by a woman, is the ultimate feminizing act) while at the same time, in the ultimate feminist romp, encouraging White women to wear the pants, play the male role, dominate their wimpy cuck men, and essentially lord it over their men as superiors. All of which are long term goals of Female Supremacism, I mean Gender Feminism.

I can’t help but note why non-White men are never encouraged to engage in gay sex, get cucked and buggered by their domineering wives, etc.

I have no idea if this is a deliberate conspiracy, but it doesn’t have to be. Cultural projects have their effects whether their outcomes are deliberately promoted or whether it’s all accidental. The result is the same. So in a sense a lot of conspiracy theory is misguided. All that matters is the end result of the cultural project. Determining whether there is some devious hand promoting it intentionally or not is ultimately irrelevant and beside the point.

This is sadly what happens when you normalize homosexuality. You’re not just normalizing it for the 3% of the population who deserve such kindness, you’re normalizing it for everyone else too.

Solution? As usual, I doubt if there is one. Perhaps it’s best to just celebrate the decline and party it up until the ruins.

We are all dead too soon anyway.

Momento mori!

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Strife/Creation Versus Peace/Stasis

You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

– Orson Welles, The Third Man.

It sounds terrible ,but it is true. All creation stems from destruction, all birth from death, all renewal from degradation.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out, but it helps.

Nature knows no extinction. Nature knows only transformation.

– Werner von Braun

So in a sense there is no death. Energy cannot be destroyed. It can only be transformed into some new form of energy. Hence, the energy structures of live things decay, break down and disintegrate, but they do not disappear. Instead they are simply transformed or recreated, Phoenix-like, into rebirthed forms of new living energy. Old forms create new forms and vice versa.

It sounds cruel, but all of the best theories of creation show that it stems from destruction. The neocons even subscribed to the theory of creative destruction albeit in a a cynical cover for their reactionary Zionism, imperialism and drive for US world hegemony.

After all, how can we create something new? First we must get rid of something old. We swap out the old, retire it, round file it, resign it to the trash heap, or at best consign it to the footnotes and the archives of history. In its place rises creation from the wreckage of the old forms.

We destroy to create. We create to destroy.

I have long felt that the Jews did better in the Diaspora, though conditions were not always optimal. The glorious creativity and genius that sprung from the Jews was incubated, I always felt, in the hothouse of Diasporan strife.

Strife creates energy and action, restless action. Creativity is restless action, a stir-crazy mind with cabin fever working in frenzy to escape from or change some shut-in unpleasantness.

Creativity is nervous energy.

In one of my graduate classes, we discussed anxiety a bit. I suggested to the professor that a bit of anxiety was a good thing. He thought a bit and concurred. A bit of anxiety stirs us to change an unpleasantness or discomfort that we experience. If we are always stoned-happy with everything, we will never change a thing in our lives. Positive change occurs in our lives due to dissatisfaction with something in our present condition.

The always-satisfied are fat and lazy. Stasis sets in, and soon we are glued to our couch, bong in hand. In culture, economics and many other things, this correlates with stagnation. If you’re not busy growing, you’re busy dying.

Why does anything new get created at all? Dissatisfaction, restless anxiety, a feeling that the present is not ok and needs to be bettered. Why do political movements get formed? Restless action. What is the impetus behind nearly all art of all types? Restless action, the notion that things need to be stirred up a bit. Even capitalist economics is grounded in restless action and of course creative destruction.

In strife we grow. Hardship builds character. Human growth occurs as we learn to tolerate and overcome new problems and anxieties that life throws at us a mile a minute. We bear with the new pains and even terrors and horrors, after a bit extinction occurs, and the things that once upset us and drove us crazy no longer bother us. This process is called adaptation, and in its method, it is downright Darwinian. Think about it. Yes, life is an IQ test, but Life is also a Darwinian fitness test. How can it not be?

Through the forge of strife arises bright and shining change, hardened by flames, tempered by heat, ready to weather the storms of a new day.

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