A Day At The Arnold

In winter, one can fall into a seasonal affective disorder funk. If not a full mood, the grey skies can remove the pep in the step of any gym rat. If one were to look for inspiration, one could do no better than attend the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio. The Arnold Classic is billed…

Looking Backward to the Future of the Dissident Right

​Archeofuturism: European Visions of the Post-catastrophic Age Guillaume Faye, trans. Sergio Knipe. Arktos, 2010. 249 pp. It has been 20 years since Guillaume Faye’s visionary Archaeofuturisme first appeared, and just under a decade since it has been circulating in English from the Arktos publishing house. In that time, Faye has become one of the giants…

Amazon’s Digital Book Burning

“One of the things that surprises people – sometimes upsets publishers and authors – is that we let people enter negative reviews, and they say, why do you do this? You – your – you only make money if you sell the books. Why don’t you weed out the negative reviews? And the reason is:…

The YangGang and You

Wake up, wake up, it’s the first of the month and your YangBucks just flashed into your EBT. A thousand bucks. Two grand for a household with two adults, and so on. We all know it’s not going to work like that, if Chairman Yang was capable of being elected in a Democratic primary despite…

Five Friday Reads – 3/8/19

Want a blog to check out that is better than nearly every other blog? Just click here. Read the words of Martin Shkreli. A man sent to prison for nothing compared to Elizabeth Holmes. He was sent to prison for raising drug prices on a protected class (gay AIDS patients) and being a good troll…

Weaponizing generated content

A couple of weeks ago, to much fanfare, the researchers at OpenAI published a “language model”, GPT-2.  “Published” is actually too strong a word – they published the fact that they had created an AI “too dangerous to release!”, along with a description of the algorithm and data (rather than runnable code), and a fully…

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Broad

“They deserve to be cast into hell; so that divine justice never stands in the way, it makes no objection against God’s using his power at any moment to destroy them. .” – Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” “lol white tears” – black twitter Sinners in the Hands of an…

On Lifting, Part 1

Big and Strong? The fitness industry is full of lies, bizarre ineffective advice and poz. Just, garbage. You cannot get away from the empty promises made by those hawking various powders, social media posts, etc. Quite a few of the “strongest” among us are accused of fakery on the regular. Still, lifting, especially the powerlifting…

The Power of Narrative Framing

Frame is everything. How you frame a point in an argument can have a huge influence on how effective it is. Controlling the frame is a vital skill for anyone attempting to stand against the decline and win people over. One such frame of reference that can be very effective to use is that of…

Five Friday Reads – 3/1/19

Lost in the Jussie Smollett hate crime and then hate hoax saga was the fact that Chicago is covered far and wide with surveillance cameras. Much is made of the London eyes watching all, but few Americans pay attention to the cameras all around them. This network of cameras is another private sector system that…