Monthly Archives: April 2007

Let your preferences be known

Since there are some reasonably intelligent opponents of death penalty, who based on their (of course quite wicked) values, think capital punishment is always wrong, contrary to my own values and reasoning, I have wondered if it could be a good policy, if people would have a right to choose, when they are alive, how they would want in the case they were murdered their murderers punished.Humanisttypescouldlettheirpotentialmurderersknowthat
theythinkit’sfairthattheirmurdererswouldspend
atmostforexample14yearsinprisonprovidedtheyshowsome
remorseandbehavereasonablywell,whilepeoplelikeme
wouldletourpotentialmurderersknowthattheyshouldbe
executed(there’snootherfairpunishment for murder and fairness should be central to any justice system in my opinion).And these expressed preferences would be taken into account and given some serious weight while making judgements (though possibly they should not be the final word since those who fund the justice system should have their say too). Policieslikethiswoulddefinitelyleadtoamorepluralistsociety
whichcouldbegoodforexperimenting with and finding out which policies aregoodforcivilizationandwhicharenot.

Also, this method could be generalized and used with other crimes too. Anyway, I think it would be for the better if people would have more say in these matters.Andthevaluesofthosepeoplewhoarewrongedshouldmatter
more(or at least given special consideration) thanthevaluesofotherpeople.

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Learning from history

Ah, City Journal continues its tradition of fine articles with this piece Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates. I have to admit my ignorance of history but I never knew Americans fought against Muslims even two hundred years ago (and they seem to have fought quite well). Though I suppose I wasn’t too surprised when I read the article. Muslims are and have been quite predictable in that respect that they are natural enemies of any forces of good as the Quran calls for Jihad against all infidels.

And it’s worth remembering that Muslims have been to the best of my knowledge the most wicked slavers throughout their existence.

As the writer asks: “How many know that perhaps 1.5 million Europeans and Americans were enslaved in Islamic North Africa between 1530 and 1780?”.

And that of course doesn’t include countless other people who were enslaved by Muslims during that time. I bet they weren’t treating those slaves in any particularly humane way either.

Also, let’s take words of advice from the then-President Madison: “It is a settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute. The United States, while they wish for war with no nation, will buy peace with none.”

Buying peace from evil usually only makes it stronger and sooner or later the forces of good have to fight against it. Thus, let’s not buy peace, let’s fightagainstthem if they ask for more tributes in any form (though I’d better add that I do support economic and demographic warfare often instead of conventional warfare).

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On gender pay gaps

Now here’s another report lamenting the fact that women don’t seem to earn as much as men even controlling for many variables. No news really but I’ll make some remarks anyway.

One quote:

One year out of college, women working full time earn 80 percent of what men earn, according to the study by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, based in Washington D.C.

“These unexplained gaps are evidence of discrimination, which remains a serious problem for women in the work force,” it said. “It surprised me that it was already apparent one year out of college, and that it widens over the first 10 years,” Catherine Hill, AAUW director of research, told Reuters

But of course the female researchers and the reporter don’t seem to consider the possibility that even if the discrimination were real, as long as women were in a matter of fact just as capable and as intelligent and hard-working as men, they should be able to start businesses that offered better deals for women and would still be able to compete against companies that had mostly males working for them, especially if they paid just a little less for women than other companies pay for men but still more than their competitors. Then again, since that doesn’t seem to be happening, I continue suspecting that women aren’t on average as productive workers as men. Though of course it’s possible that women also discriminate against women (as some studies suggest.. though maybe it shouldn’t be called discriminating if women really aren’t as capable as men and they just realize that themselves even if they don’t usually admit it) and they are thus just as responsible for their own blight whichagain doesn’t suggest they are really that intelligent on average.

I have also hypothesized that the combination XX might somehow turn off some part of your criticalthinking faculty in your brain (more often than the combination XY) which could explain for example why women are known to be on average more religious than men as well as part of the pay gap. As far as I see, one way smart women could fight this is to have more kids than their less smart sisters. Though again, that doesn’t seem to be happening. It is thus possible gender pay gaps will grow more in the future unless of course evil has its way with redistributionist policies.

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Gun laws and the Korean mass-murderer

I guess everyone has heard about this case. At first, I was a little surprised the killer wasfromSouth Korea but then I remembered thattheyarenotexactlyknownfortheirgoodnatureas
theyarefromthesamestock asNorthKoreanswhoarewell
knownfortheirquite insane brutality.Anyway,sincethoseopposinglenientgunlawsare
alreadytryingtousethiscase
I’dliketoremindanythinkingpersonthatifalsotheother
studentswouldhavebeen armed,thekillerwouldnothavelasted10secondsafterhe startedkilling.Hewouldatworst
killed maybe 10 people before some other student (or professor or…) would have shot him down.

Also, making gun laws stricter would not stop people who are determined enough and that Korean definitely appears to having been very determined and sadistic. So it’s quite possible that even more lenient gun laws would have saved people better than stricter ones.

But of course, we would be better off trusting authorities like those mentioned in the article as “Some students have complained that they received no warning from the university(afterthefirstshooting) until an e-mail more than two hours after the first incident”. Yes, authorities do sound like they are doing their job well like usual. Riight! Let’s face
it: you can’t trust authorities will protect you as they have way less incentive to do it than yourself. You’d better get a gun yourself.

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My take on the Stanford prison experiment

From Edge:

“In the summer of 1971, Philip Zimbardo and his team of reseachers at Stanford University designed and conducted a landmark psychology experiment that would forever change our understanding of human behavior. 24 volunteer college students were randomly assigned to roles of prisoners or guards in a mock prison located in the basement of the psychology building at the university. The results were shocking. Within days, the “guards” turned authoritarian and sadistic while the “prisoners” became passive and started to show signs of severe depression. What was supposed to be a 2 week experiment had to be shut down after only six days…. In one sense, the Stanford Prison Study was like a Greek drama: it was pitting good people against an evil place, and the question was, who or what wins? The audience, and the chorus, want the people to win. We want humanity to triumph over evil; we want personal dignity and the individual’s will to resist, to dominate. The sad story, the sad conclusion, the sad message is that the bad situation won, and the good people lost.”

I have to disagree with that conclusion. Why? Because the people who participated probably weren’t good in any sense I accept and I really don’t think I would have been like them. The people who participated were just normal people (carefully selected to be normal like mentioned in the essay). And let’s face it: normal people are normal most often because they either don’t think very hard about what they are doing and what would be the right thing to do or because they lack the will to act differently under social pressure even though they sometimes see that there’s something wrong in what people usually do in those circumstances they are facing. In semi-crazyhumansocietiesbeingnormalmeansbeinglikeasheep and not thinking for yourself.Andbeinglikesheepisnotliketryingtobe(or actually being) agoodperson (at least in my opinion).SoI’dsayit’snotreallysurprisingthatnormalpeople
actedlikesomequitestereotypicalprisonguards;
itwasthenormalwaytoact after all.

Normal isn’t(sadly) good in any contemporary human society. Though I hope someday normal will be good.

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White man’s responsibility

Let’s face it: foreign aid to Africa hasn’t worked too well
(read for example thispage if you are not convinced). Still, since black Africans don’t seem to be doing too well when left to their own devices, white men could still consider trying to help them in some way.
And right now I’m about to propose a radically new approach to
foreign aid.

Again, it’s worth to consider seriously the possibility that what black people are
really lacking is what I call genetic virtue. White men tend to have more of it, which is one main reason they have managed to build the western civilization (which of course has its flaws but is still a lot better than what black Africans have produced).
Now how should white men inject part of their genetic virtue into black populations
in order to let black Africa have a real go at civilization building? That’s
something I’m about to consider.

First, since many white men could easily spare some money especially if we’d drop
conventional and badly working foreign aid to Africa, richer white men could easily have enough money to establish some sort of camps in Africa where selected young and fertile black women
and girls are brought to (they would be paid to come there and would all be there because they wanted to). In the camps, they would meet virtuous white men who had provided the money to run the operations and they would make themselves very comfortable together. What should result is plenty of half-white babies with more virtuous genes than what could be easily found in black populations. Of course these camps should be guarded against bad black influence(allthosebrutalthingsthathappenalloverAfrica) and black women should be provided with the resources to raise their half-white children in better than average (for Africa) environment which shouldn’t be particularly expensive.

Also, white men should probably spend only short periods of time in those camps, but of course work hard on spreading their virtue while there, since they also have the responsibility to
keep white women back home reasonably happy and have children with them. Again, the reason only white men would be coming to those camps is that simple fact that men can have so many more children than women and women probably will find the most virtuous (most likely white) mate back home. Yes, women should use
their limited child-bearing capacity to have only virtuous white children (though maybe someday quite soon they too can participate like men). On the
other hand, every truly virtuous white man should have at least a hundred half-black babies in those camps and at least few pure white children back home.

Now this is only a rough idea and countless details should be worked out before starting
operations on a large scale, although I think smaller pilot operations should in my opinion
be started as soon as possible. Also, of course, any false ethics which would claim
this would be unethical should be countered too.

Hopefully, after some hundreds of thousands of half-white children raised in
decent environments, a critical mass in
genetic virtue in Africa would be accomplished and the region would really start to improve. I’d say it’s worth a serious try!

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How did Muslims become what they are today?

Since the human memory often needs refreshment I havegatheredsomeolderbutstillimportantandwellwrittenstuff
ontheMuslim problemintothispost.

First, although it’s quite common knowledge that Muslims are responsible for outrageously big proportion of rapes in for example Scandinavia (btw.sometimesI wonder if Ministry had Scandinavia in mind when they recorded the Album “The land of rape and honey” which is the part of this blog’s official soundtrack… generous welfare benefits for rapists too would be the honey probably while foolish politically correct multiculturalist blond dhimmis would be the rape-fodder), the problem is probably even bigger in France, although the French aren’t too good at producing reliable statistics because they most likely would be too damning for those authorities who are partially responsible for the situation. Read this quite shocking 60 minutes article for some background:

“Samira Bellil wasn’t asking for trouble, but trouble came to her. She’s the granddaughter of Algerian immigrants and she’s written a book about surviving the hell of the Paris ghettos.

“I was gang raped by three people I knew, and I couldn’t say anything, because in my culture, your family is dishonored if you lose your virginity,” says Bellil. “So I kept quiet, and the rapes continued. The next time, I was pulled off a commuter train and no one lifted a finger to help me. …Everybody turned their head away. They were all looking out the window.”

When Bellil’s family discovered that she had been raped, they weren’t sympathetic. They threw her out onto the streets. But she’s since discovered that what happened to her was not the only case.

“There was a trial in Lille where a 13-year-old girl was gang raped by 80 men. Sometimes, it’s 80, or 50 or 10. It’s absolutely terrible,” says Bellil. “In the case of Argenteuil, it was horrible. A young woman was raped in a school. Of course, everybody knew, but they’re so afraid of these young men that they prefer to close their eyes. That’s the price of peace in the ghettos.”

When the verdicts came down in this case, the courthouse turned into a madhouse. Eighteen teenagers were convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl over a two-month period. But what really shocked France was how the mothers of those boys reacted.

“You call this justice, seven years in prison for some oral sex,” says one mother. “It’s the girl who should be behind bars.””

Riiight! I hope the reader sees some problem here.

Also, I wonder how many of those gang rapers were receiving welfare benefits so they had plenty of free time for rapingthose French girls. I’d bet quite a few since their unemployment rate is so high. The welfare state truly is a wonder and to be cherished!!
Another, maybe one of the best blog posts on the subject I’ve read is this Dhimmi Watch piece.

A short quote:
“Unfortunately, Western women are not the only victims in this epidemic. In Indonesia, in 1998, human rights groups documented the testimony of over 100 Chinese women who were gang raped during the riots that preceded the fall of President Suharto. Many of them were told: “You must be raped, because you are Chinese and non-Muslim.”

Christian Solidarity Worldwide reported that in April 2005, a 9-year-old Pakistani girl was raped, beaten with a cricket bat, hanged upside down from the ceiling, had spoonfuls of chillies poured into her mouth, and repeatedly bashed while handcuffed. Her Muslim neighbours told her they were taking revenge for the American bombing of Iraqi children and informed her they were doing it because she was an “infidel and a Christian.””

The problem Muslims pose to the world is real and urgent. There’s little doubt about that and I think it is worthwhile to consider how Muslims became such a problem. Like usual, I do have a theory.

First, consider the fact that in Muslim societies where they use Sharia laws, a girl can’t prove she has been raped unless the rape has four male witnesses (yeah, and consider how likely it is that 4 men would just stumble upon the crime site or just watch from distance when the rape happens without interfering and you begin to seetheproblem!).Nowwhathappensifyouhavesuchalawinplace
forhundredsofyearsinsomesociety (along with some other wicked Muslim practices)?
Well, I think it is quite obvious thatsomethingwhichcouldbecalled
“rapist genes” would become more common in that population compared to societies where laws are more rational. And thus, currently Muslims (especially Arabs I would think and those who have been living under Sharia laws for longer) are more
likely to commit rapes than most other people where-ever theynow live. I at least think a simple explanation like this has some merit.Andit’simportanttorememberthatpolicies have long term consequences and every responsible person should think about what exactly they could be.

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