The Virtues Of Discrimination

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By Chris at www.CapitalistExploits.at

I deserve to be punished!

Yesterday, I received some mail from subscribers in response to my article about the end of the empire:

"More buggered than an alter boy at the Vatican". This is a witch hunt against the clergy. Can't you see that? You perpetuate the lies and I hope God punishes you for it. What's more I'm British, and proud of it and your article is racist. I've unsubscribed from your stupid discriminating blog.

Not everyone wants me dead, though... which is nice:

"God, I love these essays!"

And:

Hi Chris

 

Just a quick thanks to you and your team for all the updates and your insights. Having a feed of well thought through investment advice mixed with highly entertaining commentaries which cut through the thickest layers of the BS right to the essence of the matter is more than I had expected when I signed up for this and I really appreciate it.

 

 

Regards

And:

"I just shared this around the office here in London, where I have to tell you...we're having a cup of tea:-) Love your take on the world and your unashamed way of dealing with reality. I first came across your work when a friend forwarded this one to me. It is so rare to find clarity of thinking and I really appreciate your ability to bring together the complexity of economics, human behaviour, history and everything in between. Keep up the fantastic truly insightful work."

I'm reminded that you can't please everyone... and neither should you try. It's also useful to weed out morons so it's got that going for it.

As much as I find amusement from hate mail and am humbled by well wishers, it made me think about this problem of political correctness. It's an incredibly important topic and, in fact, was a significant factor in correctly predicting the ascension of Trump to the throne.

The people, like the disgruntled Brit above, who refuse to acknowledge things like the epidemic of pedophilia in the church are dangerous. The selective bias is appalling. They look at themselves and others not as individual human beings... which is how we should interact with one another, but rather as some group. Everything to them is pigeon holed into some category: white, black, male, female, left, right, capitalist, globalist, and so on.

They actually define themselves and others as a class, not as an individual. It's lazy thinking at its finest. This is seriously problematic for a simple reason: it subjugates the individual in favour of the group. Some humour about Brits (who I secretly love) is immediately classed as racist. It's completely absurd to the point of bordering on mentally ill.

Everything that doesn't fit into their world view finds a label with "discrimination" being extremely popular. This is because it's so loosely defined - literally anything can (and is) jammed into the discriminatory jar.

Have you ever bought a new car and then found that everywhere you look you seem to see the same car and colour?

In a similar fashion, these people search for discrimination, find it everywhere, and then attack it.

Say after me: we need discrimination. It is what keeps society ordered and civilised.

An example:

Some time ago my wife and I were out having dinner with a group of friends - 3 other couples. One of the guests, who I'll call Harry (not his real name), had shoddy manners, cut people off in mid-conversation in order to put his point across, and was generally overbearing, loud, and obnoxious. Even when I cut him down and told him, in no uncertain terms, that he was being rude and offensive, this washed over him like water off a duck's back. When a shared plate of food arrived, Harry proceeded to scoop literally half of the plate straight onto his own plate and eat it... without the slightest acknowledgement that his bahaviour may not be exactly acceptable.

Have we and the other couples subsequently discriminated against Harry? Hell, yeah! We won't be inviting him and his poor wife over anytime soon.

Discrimination? Sure.

Necessary? Absolutely.

It's what keeps society civilised. It comes as no surprise that Harry has few friends, is constantly "in between" jobs, and survives, as far as I can tell, by the grace of his wife, who for whatever reason, continues to support him. That, too, may at some point become too much, and Harry will find that, in order for him to not starve, he'll need to change his ways. This is how things should work.

Do you discriminate when you steer clear of a group of young men with an aggressive swagger walking at night?

I sure hope so. This is not prejudice it's bloody prudence.

Multiculturalism

It's got such a nice ring to it but those using it don't actually understand its true meaning. The dictionary tells us it's the preservation of different cultures or cultural identities within unified society. 

Discrimination is closely tied with multiculturalism, which is easily one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted terms in our modern lexicon. From my experience - and I've lived in 7 different countries, traveled to over 50, and do business with, have employees, colleagues, and business associates that traverse not only the globe but all the major religions and ethic groups - I can tell you this: those who live and work with many cultures and across geographies never, and I mean never, have an issue with this.

Those who do are inevitably the ones who have never traveled or travel little, and they wish to actually enforce on others their own world view. These are the worst sort of people. Those who not only believe things which are false but are not content until you, too, adhere to their beliefs. It's an ideology, and ideologies are more dangerous than nuclear weapons.

Peter Thiel saw this coming a full 20 years ago. I would urge you to spend 15 minutes and listen to this speech he gave:

He quite correctly mentions that

"Multiculturalism has nothing to do with the study of other cultures." He goes on to say that "You do not see students protesting on college campuses demanding missionary postings in third world countries, to learn more about other societies. You do not have people protesting to learn Chinese or Swahili."

 

"You cannot have diversity on a college campus with people who look different but think alike."

Peter discusses the threat to Western civilisation, which ironically is not posed by any other civilisation but rather comes from within. Those who have been reared in the warm bosom of Western civilisation providing freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and a host of freedoms, which have allowed for unparalleled wealth and opportunity. This is where the threat comes from. It's not unlike a spoilt child who has been given too much by well-meaning parents... only to invite drug dealers and gangsters into the homestead to destroy it and rape and pillage.

This is not non-Western but anti-Western and advocating the destruction of Western civilisation.

Multiculturalism joins the ranks of a long list of junk words that have crawled into popular vocabulary but which infest our brain and are used by self-righteous pompous pseudo intellectuals to further goals which have little to do with what we're told they do.

Words such as "islamophobia", a nonsensical word if ever there was one (which I'll write about in a separate article... because nobody else will)... and another pet hate: "marginalized", which if you look carefully, is a term used to describe any minority group that enjoys support from multimillion dollar lobby groups where the objective is to destroy criticism of the particular group and to garner favours which would, if the group couldn't muster being "marginalised" would NOT receive largess. Interestingly, these "marginalised" groups cannot ever be white and male. Think about why that is.

Be careful of using these rubbish euphemisms and fight back against those who throw them out as accusations, because they are the epitome of lazy thinking and are being used as weapons to destroy what is often common sense. In this world or irrationality, when a rational statement is made that it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, society runs the risk of being to afraid to say that yes, it's a duck. That, my friends, is dangerous territory indeed.

- Chris

"If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking." — George S. Patton

 

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meditate_vigorously's picture

Federal regulations and laws are currently designed to allow in-group favoritism for everyone who is not white. More people are waking to this reality.

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Kid Rock has a half-breed.   Zeros overlook that diversity when The Kid talks running in a Michigan Senate race. 

 

Sarah Palin is a race mixer along with Paul Ryan, some Zeros support those two. 

 

Romney photo shopped a baby black into his family portrait, diversity made him a contender. 

 

And Jeff Gannon was the first #fakereporter chasing Bush around in the White house. 

 

Embrace diversity, folks - we're surrounded. 

cowboycurtis's picture

This is an awful article.  When a finance guy gives opinions on religion it makes you wonder about their abilities in finance.  Lazy thinking indeed.  The issue with church pedophilia is about gay pedophilia.  And this pedophilia is everywhere it seems even at esteemed places like Penn State football or Horace Mann private school or NYC orthodox jewish synagogues or at Hollywood movie studios.

Culture built on the fruits of the poisoned tree will not stand.  European and white culture isn't superior to any other culture at all it just benefits from the poisonous colonialization that europeans put on the world.  

The issue isn't multi-culturalism, the issue is that the world has changed.  People don't have to adopt their new country's whitewashed version of history.  The US and europe don't discuss the elimination of as many as 100 million native Indigeneous people via small pox or any of a multitude of diseases or illnesses caused by the European invastion.  Inspect any european country's colonial history and there is cruelty in the name of wealth creation.  1 million Indians murdered by UK in the 1850s.  Millions of chinese murdered in the Opium wars, as much as half the Congolese population murdered by King Leopold's influence, the Algerian war of liberty that murdered half a million algerians, France's continuing meddling in Africa, etc.  The US hands aren't clean with a million Filipinos murdered in the Philippine American war.  Iraq.  Not to mention the outcomes of discrimination in the US towards blacks and hispanics.

There is a fantasy that because one person moves from one country, they will also lose contact with their family in other countries.  No one does this in the age of social media.  With the decline of most former UK colonies and the inability of industrialized countries' women to reproduce then by Darwinian rules, it is the industrialized countries that are inferior as their part of the species isn't surviving.  Greater and greater numbers of top university students from non white countries.  So the lie of white supremacy dies a little more every day.  

Become robust enough to respect other people's opinions and culture and you may sell more business.  

VWAndy's picture

 Blinded by your own beliefs. As if there was some culture that was above it all. Or that only white culture does bad things? Come on man!

cowboycurtis's picture

Many cultures do bad things.  Few do it on a global scale i.e. UK, France, Saudi Wahibism, Hollywood, etc.  

VWAndy's picture

 As if the culture you favor wouldnt do the same things if they could? With what we dont know about human history you could even suggest they didnt do evil ever? The only diffence is scale.

  Its been my expeirence that few can hanlde having even small amounts of authority over others well.

cowboycurtis's picture

different cultures offer different benefits.  I can agree with your perspective on authoritarianism.  My post is about truth, not myths.  You want a culture to survive millenia.  BUILD A F*CKIN WALL!  China shows that works.

VWAndy's picture

 Its also important to not blame a culture for the actions of the governing body of that culture. Most Americans dont want war with anyone. The government on the other hand likes it very much.

 

 The link I put up earlier to Karls piece on discernment is a good and clear concept. Well reasond too.

PeeramidIdeologies's picture

That is a very good point. It is important to differentiate between the cultural choices of individuals over time and the state sponsored culture of the moment perpetuated through the media.

Scrimpy's picture

multi culturalism, die-versity etc, are THE GLOBALIST NEOCOM ZIONIST ANTISEMITIC RACIST 'NAZI JEW WAR ON WHITE COUNTRIES...

 

How do I know? Because the 95% jew run media, the jew owned Federal Reserve Bank, and Israel will have none of it.....as they sing it's praises for us...

 

PeeramidIdeologies's picture

An ideology is as dangerous as a nuclear bomb.

I suppose if your ideology was to use a nuclear bomb that would be true. Otherwise that statement is plain hyperbolic conjecture.

TJ-7.4.26's picture

Great ideology!

No wait, its not.

Yes it is!

No it isn't.

Ok, you're right... you don't have a great ideology.

PeeramidIdeologies's picture

Didn't read the article did ya? It's ok, literacy takes practice :)

gdpetti's picture

Basic manipulation of the masses, same as always here in Purgatory.... 'divide and conquer'... of course, some 'chosen people' of Satan have been at this a very long time and have written up rather detailed plans to fit the times (Protocols of Zion), but at heart, it's the same gameplan.... all of which is a school in self conscious awareness... an obstacle course and all of these 'divisions' are but more obstacles or challenges along the way...  no pain, no gain..... only a few percent 'graduate' in any cycle... if it was easy, anyone could do it.. it is, by design, rather difficult to wake up totally emershed in this BS from birth..... join the 'dark side' or do the Upside Down Man and swim against the tide.... all designed to make us Choose sides... all energy that makes matter fulfills this basic function.... all consciousness does the same... to 'know thyself'.

armageddon addahere's picture

It occurred to me the other day that any political system that puts the group ahead of the individual sooner or later turns to mass murder and genocide, and more likely sooner than later. Only societies that put the rights of the individual first don't do this. Under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights America used to be one of the good ones but this is dying out. The US is already committing crimes overseas that are unconstitutional and is beginning to do the same in the US.

VWAndy's picture

 Karl Denninger has a nice piece on discernment thats pretty good and very relevent. Worth a read as a primer.

market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=197065  the comments were pretty good too. its a shame they are not attached.

 

 That said

  We all have beliefs. Some good some not. Being prudent is fine. Being a person of integrity is key. The standards we use to judge people matter. The sliding scale for our friends and ourselves is very different from the one we use on those we fear or percieve as a threat. People can be very petty. It was an interesting thought exercize for me to examine the standards I used on others when I campared them to the standards I hold myself to. This thing where we/I simply move the bar out of everyones reach is messed up. Try those standards out on yourself first before beating everyone else with that club. We do this with everyone not just on race. We do it based on anything so long as we ourselves come out on top.

cowboycurtis's picture

The US used to demand civics courses for their students but that fell by the wayside.  Likewise religion.  Not sure where integrity and prudence come from if you have no civics education, no religion and a single mother.  

VWAndy's picture

 Funny thing I was raised mostly by a single Dad. Its a whole other set of rules. He was no church goer either.

Jacuzzi's picture

This article may help put things in perspective:

http://people.uncw.edu/kozloffm/glubb.pdf

lolygager's picture

Basically, multiCULTuralism is the modern projection of societal jealousy and envy through guilt.  Whites, especially males, should feel guilty for creating the greatest society the world has seen. 

We are tribal by our genes. It is why we have borders and different cultures. It is why some societies thrive and others don't.

Remove the guilt and you remove the lever. 

 

besnook's picture

one of the pleasant local traditions that make living in hawaii among the locals good is the tendency to pick on each other for ethnic origin, personality traits and general behavior quirks. everyone laughs at each other because they are able to laugh at themselves. haoles have a hard time with it sometimes, calling it racism. most of the time it is rooted in their pc training from the mainland and not being used to being low man on the totem pole. beware of people who cannot laugh at themselves.

digitaldaniel's picture

Yep, constructive discrimination evolves the shared values that define and elevate a society to the benefit of all.  Once upon a time, while Western Civilization was msotly western and mostly civilized, the educated elite re-shaped the ignorant prejudices of the masses.  Nowadays, supposedly (but fraudulently) educated elite flog mindless relativism to suppress the masses in their increasingly and viscerally revolting majorities.

Reaper's picture

It's a mind trick to control. X processed by Y = Z is defined and/or accepted as true. The trick is to expand what is called X and proclaim the same result Z.

Calculus99's picture

I don't want you dead!

Dr. Bonzo's picture

"I just shared this around the office here in London, where I have to tell you...we're having a cup of tea:-) Love your take on the world and your unashamed way of dealing with reality. I first came across your work when a friend forwarded this one to me. It is so rare to find clarity of thinking and I really appreciate your ability to bring together the complexity of economics, human behaviour, history and everything in between. Keep up the fantastic truly insightful work."

 

In 20 years online have I ever experienced a coworker who stopped in the middle of work to announce to the entire office staff that they had stumbled across some illuminating comment online that was so spectacularly amusing it had to be shared with the collective office staff that moment. Indeed, a preceeding article right here on ZH is denouncing some NYT jackass for pimping his own material with similar comment blurbs. The "Chris" article posted here is so absolutely humdrum it further undermines the alleged euphoric "sharing" of Chris' articles. Doesn't pass the smell test. Reeks of pure bullshit.....

 

Sad sad sad sad......

 

VoteSmarts's picture

I would submit, Sometimes Some people need a reminder.

SummerSausage's picture

Try comparing the comment you quote with your own.  Prime example of the lazy strawman arguments the author discusses.

How do you get your conclusion " ...coworker who stopped in the middle of work to announce to the entire office staff that they had stumbled across some illuminating comment online that was so spectacularly amusing it had to be shared with the collective office staff that moment"

From what you quoted: ""I just shared this around the office here in London, where I have to tell you...we're having a cup of tea"

You make a casual sharing via email and discussion in the break room into a Norma Rae factory shut down.

You sound like a drama queen.

Dr. Bonzo's picture

You sound like a drama queen.

 

HAHAHAHA... sure. Downvote me. It really hurts my feelings. Who was the drama queen again? LMFAO.....

SummerSausage's picture

The guy who thinks circulating an online post is the same thing as demanding everyone in an office stop work to listen to him. That's the very definition of a drama queen.

By the way, Trump just said tranny's won't be allowed to join the military.  Go make a third world war equivalent out of that.

SummerSausage's picture

Multiculturalism is doublespeak for tribalism which creates hatred and division in society by penalizing people for inconsequential things they cannot change - where they were born, their parent's affiliations, their ancestors' actions.

This is the goal of every totalitarian state - to keep the people fighting against each other so they don't fight the corrupt elite.

847328_3527's picture

Another PC word often thrown around when the person has no logical argument is "white supremacist." That's also one of Maxine Water's favorites, BTW, next to "raycist."

Anyone she disagrees with is a raycist or white supremacist. Maxine and her ilk are about as vacuous and raycist as one can find.

SummerSausage's picture

Well Maxine lives in a 96% white neighborhood in a 6,000 square foot, $4.5 million mansion well outside of her district so I guess she knows rayciszm.

Why is it that the richest in Congress are now democrats who spent their lives as "public servants"?

Even Bernie, who was thrown out of his commune for laziness is now reporting a million dollar income.

The_Central_Scrutinizer's picture

show me the money, let the white guilt flow

 

scam today before today scams you

 

'be generous with other peoples' monies'. Machievelli

InnVestuhrr's picture

The catholic cult is just as evil as the islamic cult.

IRREFUTABLE INDISPUTABLE FACT
For centuries the catholic cultists reigned terror, oppression, repression, torture and murder in Europe, exactly the same as the islamic cultists.

distopian future's picture

the catholic cult WAS evil, you know 300-400 or more years ago. How is that relevent in today's world in which islamist terrorists kill people on a daily basis?

InnVestuhrr's picture

"300-400 or more years ago" = pile of revisionist shit

You omitted the entire period of catholic cult repression & oppression throughout Latin America and Africa, which continues today, and the entire global catholic clergy sexual predator harboring & protecting, which has always existed but which was only widely publicly exposed in recent years.

Take off your catholic cult worshiping dogma shield and see reality.

Yes, the islamic cultists are the ones doing the blatant murdering and destroying now, but don't forget that the worst terror attack in the USA prior to 9/11 was perpetrated by christian fanatics in Oklahoma City.

caribbeanbarry's picture

For what it's worth, I grew up in Detroit in the '70's. I saw genuine racism up close and in public. On occasion, very violent racism. Now I live amongst the wealthy liberal elites. Funny thing is, I still see racism, it's just no longer done in public or with violence.. And it comes from those same wealthy liberal elites.. You know the type, they're all so very enlightened and proper, much more refined than the rest of us...

Cloud9.5's picture

My liberal friends, if you want your children and grandchildren to look and think like you do then you are a racist and a xenophobe.  If you married outside your gender you are sexist.  To prove that you are tolerant you should offer yourself and your possessions to every stranger you meet. At the end of the day you should be living on the street with barely the shirt on your back.  Then and only then will you be equal to the poorest of humanity.  Until you are willing to do that, then you are the basest of hypocrites and have no moral standing to dictate to the rest of us how we should live.

ZIRPY's picture

So you generalize an entire group of people (Catholics) and then when some get mad you state that these people dont think of themselves as individuals, but rather as a group.

 

But it was YOU, the author, who made such a sweeping group generalization without giving any thought to the individuality of the people in the group you were referencing.

Creepy_Azz_Crackaah's picture

Damn, ZIRPY... You've been triggered.

SummerSausage's picture

You're saying you were marginalized an discriminated against?  Are you demanding multiculturalism and that anyone opposed to your opinion should shut up?

Just asking.

messystateofaffairs's picture

"Do you discriminate when you steer clear of a group of young men with an aggressive swagger walking at night?"

Only if they're black and wearing their pants around their knees. Then I start walking like Putin.

2banana's picture
Multiculturalism is a code word for anti white.

Why doesn't the government push for Multiculturalism in the NBA which is 80% black?

grizfish's picture

Our society has enacted an injustice against these "marginalized" groups by separating them from social realities.  They are placed apart from others and given special privileges, compensations, and free things.  Soon, they begin to consider themselves as deserving.  When anyone fails to recognize their special value, they begin demanding better treatment.  They, as a group. begin to rely on outside support and no longer strive to achieve on their own because they have been taught they can just demand more and don't need to exert the effort to succeed.

847328_3527's picture

40 years of free stuff, priority everything, entitlements and privileges has consequences.

VWAndy's picture

 Excelent piece by the way.

 

  That intellectual sloth thing kinda sucks. Most would do the darndest mental gymnastics to avoid even a little self examining.

flapdoodle's picture

Its all part of the plan set out by the Frankfurt School and Antonio Gramsci. If Communism does not work with the common man, transform the man into something more pliable until reaching the goal of a society of mestizo sheep without curiosity or culture, ruled over by the chosen (((elite))).

VWAndy's picture

 All isms are the same in that all of them are controls. And the ones in charge dont change at all. They simply change hats.

  Team fiat.