Little Trouble in Big China

the Chinese nation-state actively aids ethnic Chinese over those who are not. Now that’s just uncalled for, and not at all how we do things in the West. You don’t see Dutch troops aiding the Afrikaners, do you? At least not while there’s still a single Moroccan in the Maghreb. Perhaps The Economist can explain that modern European states, contra Chinese doctrine, exist to advance the welfare of non-Europeans. You have to actually be a Westerner before Western governments will despise you. So really East and West are equally particular about their people.

The Kakistocracy

Nation-states are uncomplicated concepts. Which is why such a formidable disinformation apparatus is necessary to obfuscate them. States are the political and administrative expressions of their nations. Countries are the geographic boundaries of each. A state exists to advance the interests of a nation and protect the integrity of its habitat. The florid language of founding charters exist more as testaments to authors’ vanity than actual pledges of allegiance to abstractions.

For instance, saying America was founded for “freedom” means precisely nothing in practice, though it persists as irresistible boob-bait. Of course we all prefer abundant freedom for ourselves, though very little for those who wish to harm or take from us. This is native to the human condition, and thus adds very little in describing the functions of government for any particular state.

Ask a freedom advocate in good political standing if that includes the liberty to associate or…

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Professionalism

even in the West there are thriving pockets of third-World indolence and corruption. I think none more obvious than those employed within the media disinformation complex. It is not their uniform liberalism that necessarily earns this occupation such broad public contempt. But rather their pristine absence of professionalism.

The Kakistocracy

That being called “racist” is considerably more damaging to one’s career than being called unprofessional is one of the more luminous signs of our societal decay. One of these terms being the province of emoting juveniles, while the other represents a pillar of civilization. The Western culture of professionalism is much of why you are reading this in a warm home with electricity, rather than loping after a gazelle across the Serengeti with your bare scrotum swaying to an adder’s gaze. It was the professional discipline of routinely outnumbered soldiers that held the ground we now drape in red carpets. The professionalism of scientists, engineers, architects, and physicians who eschewed pleasant sloth for the grinding labor that gave us the infrastructure and appurtenances we diligently take for granted. One could cripple many keyboards in banging about the importance of ambient professionalism to the civic hygiene of western society, particularly compared…

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Mogadishu on Campus

The Kakistocracy

I am certain there were such oxymorons as “Somali-Americans” in 1993. But none of which I had ever heard. As far as most people I knew were concerned that cultural eon ago, a little bit of Africans went a long way. The tacit agreement being that our own black native stock was quite sufficient to provide the country’s welfare workers and prison guards with ample employment security without need of additional stimulus.

And so whatever it is Africans did was best done there.

Unfortunately, that’s the sort of quixotic reasoning that doesn’t long survive the pen of neocon presidencies. And Bush 1 had a lot of ink to spill. Of course there was the Immigration Act of 1990 signed by GHWB after being sponsored in congress by Edward Kennedy (naturally). But laws like that take time to season into civil war, and George’s clock was ticking. So the first Iraq-attaq…

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