The Virtues Of Discrimination

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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Comments

CuttingEdge VWAndy Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:43 Permalink

Clue me in here?Is multicultualism this thing where, to make up the shortfall because westerners aren't breeding enough, people are imported from all parts of the globe (as long as they are poor and uneducated), with indelibly different beliefs, values and theologically enforced laws from the population they are inflicted upon? What could possibly go wrong?It's not like history repeats itself. That peaceful migration of Germanic tribes to all parts of the Roman Empire which pre-empted the collapse of the latter?  That this was caused by a clash of cultures is false. Tribe-specific no-go ghettos everywhere? Just a figment of your imagination. Because we all get on like a fucking jamboree on crack. Politicians and the corporates lurking in the shadows behind them?The insidious treacherous cunts need locking up en masse for what they are inflicting on their own nation states, and in Merkel's case, 27 others as well. 

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meditate_vigorously (not verified) CuttingEdge Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:08 Permalink

Westerners (white people) don't "breed enough", because we are an K-selection race. Our survival strategy has never been to make enough babies to compensate for external mortality threats. It has always been to make sure the few we have survive.

It also means our birthrates lower organically when we approach or exceed the carrying capacity (K) of our resources.

This whole expansion (including population) to fuel capitalism is a dangerous concept introduced by the controlling banking dynasties. Without 70 years of Jew media, nobody would think it was sane.

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meditate_vigorously (not verified) cheka Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:04 Permalink

The only way to beat them is to not play. Sometimes this requires some sacrifice. If you are not willing to to stick to what is right, you have no reason to complain. If it were always easy, we wouldn't have these problems.

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VWAndy Wed, 07/26/2017 - 00:13 Permalink

 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 VWAndy Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:13 Permalink

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))).

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grizfish Wed, 07/26/2017 - 00:34 Permalink

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.

messystateofaffairs Wed, 07/26/2017 - 06:35 Permalink

"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.

ZIRPY Wed, 07/26/2017 - 06:37 Permalink

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.

Cloud9.5 Wed, 07/26/2017 - 07:49 Permalink

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.

caribbeanbarry Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:30 Permalink

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...

InnVestuhrr Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:39 Permalink

The catholic cult is just as evil as the islamic cult.IRREFUTABLE INDISPUTABLE FACTFor centuries the catholic cultists reigned terror, oppression, repression, torture and murder in Europe, exactly the same as the islamic cultists.

InnVestuhrr distopian future Wed, 07/26/2017 - 13:08 Permalink

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

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847328_3527 Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:46 Permalink

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 847328_3527 Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:51 Permalink

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.

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SummerSausage Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:48 Permalink

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.

Dr. Bonzo Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:53 Permalink

"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...... 

SummerSausage Dr. Bonzo Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:58 Permalink

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.

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Reaper Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:55 Permalink

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.

digitaldaniel Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:08 Permalink

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.

besnook Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:14 Permalink

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.

lolygager Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:14 Permalink

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.  

VWAndy Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:21 Permalink

 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.

armageddon addahere Wed, 07/26/2017 - 11:42 Permalink

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.

gdpetti Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:02 Permalink

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'.

PeeramidIdeologies Wed, 07/26/2017 - 12:30 Permalink

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.