Some call it ‘Fascism’. Some call it ‘Socialism’. Some call it ‘Bigotry’. Some call it ‘Inequality’, or ‘Intolerance’, or ‘Religion’, or Greed’, or ‘Politics’. All these people fight each other constantly, rather than fighting the monster. They fight over what the monster’s name is.
All the while, the monster is eating our world and the end is getting nearer. I want to show you how I think you can start to decide for yourself what the name of the enemy truly is.
let’s get the admin out of the way.
Thanks for those who emailed about my health checking I am OK. The saga seems to have come to an end.
After spending the last month investigating, we found out that my health is fine, I simply have a susceptibility to indigestion, if I eat the wrong foods, if I eat too quickly or sit in positions that scrunch my stomach when I eat, then I will get a lot of chest pain. I do tend to wolf my food and to enjoy a lot of things that aren’t digestion friendly. There’s no cure for what I have, it’s just susceptibility I have to learn to live with. However, I found by chance a natural remedy which almost completely, if not completely, counteracts my discomfort. This week, for the first time since last December, I am living without having to endure disruptive pain on a day to day basis. It’s lasted since this Monday, so fingers crossed. It feels like I have my life back.
I’ll be hitting the jaunt button again in the next few days and August will be my final month of adventure before hopefully moving back to London for work. I have most of the month booked up coaching wise, but late August and early September are free if anyone else wants to book in and spend some time in the sunshine, drinking coffee and chasing skirt then let me know. This very time last year I was in Zagreb with Yohan, Rapid Vienna and Irish Does Asia. And what a great time we had the three of us. Well, let’s see who might make the team sheet this year.
Two days ago Bodi sent me a sneak preview of his new book. Death By 1000 Sluts Part Two. I read it and gave him some feedback, for what it was worth. I am not a very good devil’s advocate for him really. I always enjoy his writing and I laughed all the way through the book. It was great. I’d change nothing and told him so, but I am very partisan.
His second book is nowhere near as dark as his first one. In his first book he set himself up as the joke in many ways and we laughed as he lampooned a string of his comical misfortunes. The second book is much lighter. It’s much better written too, not that the first wasn’t good. I just think he has moved forward with his craft. It has some very well set out themes and scenes. It recounts life in the RSG mansion and all the eccentricity that was contained therein. The lampooning is no longer pointed at a wiser and more secure Bodi and firmly towards his friends in the mansion as he spills the beans on our comical mannerisms, obsessions and eccentricities. But does he find pickup success and happiness by the time he makes his 1000th set? You’ll have to read the book to find out.
One of my books will hopefully be finished soon. I may make a concerted effort to finish it by the end of this year. I was surprised to find out that following my steady chipping away, I am well more than halfway there now, plus the plot is finalised. I really just have to write it all out. I will probably only sell about 10 copies but it’s not about that, pickup was simply the best thing that ever happened to me so I want to write about it.
Apart from Bodi’s book, there were three things this year that I hoped for. (Well, four things if you count ‘Krauser gets syphilis’). Events that were outside my control that I would like to see happen. In January, I visualised them, I tasted them. Everything else could dig an hole, but I hoped to see these three things.
Firstly I wanted to see my football team win its league. That was granted in May.
Secondly, I wanted Pittsburgh to win the Stanley Cup in June. I felt they were going to. I felt when they started winning in December they were going to. I’ve been a Penguins fan since the late 80’s. My cousin and I used to pretend we liked Ice Hockey so our grandparents would let us stay up late. As soon as they’d gone to bed we’d keep the hockey on for 2 minutes in case they were listening or came back into the living room because they forgot something, then when we thought the coast was clear we’d turn over and watch RTL, which was a German channel that often showed smutty films. Thing is, it was the playoffs and Mario Lemieux was playing. By the third night I’d forgotten about RTL and just wanted to watch the Penguins. The last few seasons they weren’t ready, but this time, they simply found their spirit and were the best team by far in my opinion.
And finally, a week later, I hoped for Brexit.
I got my hat trick.
The month leading up to the election had me locked into the Stanley cup and in the remainder of the time, due to being ill, I had not much else to do but argue with people on Facebook about the pros and cons of Brexit. I saw so much delusion from people who just didn’t have the understanding or background to the issues in order to have a fully formed opinion.
Instantly name calling as soon as people realise others have a different opinion to them.
People using the word ‘fascist’, when they mean ‘racist’. Don’t use words if you don’t know what they mean.
Endless screams of racism. Endless. So boring. Everything is racism these days. Even when it is racism, I don’t care about racism. It’s unpleasant and anti-social, but so are a lot of things. We don’t use measures of pleasantry to define our truths.
‘The car is out of fuel, we need to go to the station and fill the tank’.
‘You’re saying we should use gasoline?! It’s smelly. How unpleasant’.
Yes… but… it’s what cars need to move…’
‘OK, I’m sorry. I apologise. I’ll stop talking. Cars now magically don’t run on gasoline and we’ll just put water in the tank from now on’.
I care only about the truth. Is the argument correct, or not? ‘It’s racist’. So what? I asked ‘Is the argument CORRECT or not?’
People think the fascists are the people who voted for Brexit because if you voted for Brexit you are racist. These same people then take to the street to try to use intimidation and the power of the state to overturn a democratic vote and enforce their opinions onto others. The delusion is staggering. See this video by Paul Joseph Watson to see how fully deluded and misinformed people are. Calling the successful Brexit vote ‘fascism’, while taking to the street to protest in defense of the unelected, Marxist superstate.
That’s what you get when you put the Government in charge of education.
There are many resources out there now in order for one to educate oneself as to the truth of the world in which we live. I don’t mind someone having the opposing opinion to my own, I’d just prefer to hear argument based in reality rather than just the same old threats and name calling day in day out.
There are three books in particular that share similar principles and all seem to support and dovetail with each other. I’d like to recommend them and share them with you. Start from these three books and then move forwards on your own. In terms of understanding the political landscape, these are the books I just wish I would have read in my early 20s.
- Henry Hazlitt’s ‘Economics In One Lesson’
Recommended to me by Krauser. This book won’t tell you what you didn’t already know. But like the Mystery Method, the arguments are presented in one place, chapter after chapter, each one referring back to the same universal underlying principals.
What it gives you? A basic understanding of how state solutions destroy wealth.
It’s not an argument that the state should or shouldn’t get involved in any given enterprise. It’s merely an explanation of how as far as solutions go, it’s an extremely inefficient and expensive one. So be well aware of this before you vote for state solutions.
- Richard Dawkins’ ‘The Selfish Gene’
Recommended to me by Bodi. Again, the book won’t tell you necessarily things you didn’t know. It’s how it demonstrates time and again the underlying principles. Once you get the principles that drive the mechanics of economics and genetics… you can see the world through a more informed lens.
What it gives you? An understanding about how genes play such an important role in our behaviours, how it’s possible that not only physical attributes, but personality can be passed on genetically and how and why it happens.
It ties in beautifully with the Hazlitt book because the principles of genetics match the principles of economics. Nature is a free market. Genetics are the currency of the free market of nature.
- Thomas Sowell’s ‘A Vision Of The Anointed’
I saw this mentioned by someone on a discussion thread on a social media post, so I bought it and read it. And I am glad I did. It beautifully ties into the Hazlitt and Dawkins’ books. The principals in this book compliment the other two.
What it gives you? An understanding about how the Government interjects itself in social progress in order to manipulate it for it’s own ends. With the knowledge gained from the previous two books you will know for yourself why this is needless, counter-productive and incredibly inefficient and expensive.
The three books link together beautifully in many ways, here’s ONE example.
Scenario: ‘If the Government don’t do something, the whole of the property market in London will be bought out by rich Arabs and Russians and nobody else will be able to afford to live there, businesses will then collapse as workers move away and the UK will turn into an economic wasteland’.
Hazlitt will explain how we can’t ever get to doomsday scenarios this because economic forces make it impossible; they drag the needle back to the middle.
Dawkins will explain how this works also in nature. Male hawks fight each other for females, the next generation more aggressive from the last. But we don’t need to worry. If left alone male hawks can never get too aggressive, they’ll actually get more timid. But don’t worry, they won’t get too timid, if start to get too timid, they’ll buck their ideas up and start to kick ass again. The needle always gets dragged back to the middle.
Sowell will then explain how the Government knows all this. But they see a chance to make money and sell us an urgent service that we just can’t do without and it’s OK, they’ll avert the disaster. Just as the needle rises, just before it starts to fall again, it will be announced that ‘male hawks are getting too damned aggressive’ or ‘too many rich people own too much property’. The doomsday scenario will be stated. People will demand ‘somebody’ does something to avert the disaster. There will be calls for Government intervention. The Government will apologise for their lack of action and in order to serve the will of the people they’ll set up a Government department to prevent the doomsday scenario – and charge us for this important service. Government departments will be set up.
Hazlitt will then explain the impact of the Government departments being set up.
Dawkins will then tell us about the Dodo.
Once you have grounded yourself with this information, you’ll see the monster which is eating our world and you will be able to decide for yourself its true name.