Ten Friday Reads 1/17/20

No commentary this week, so I will provide ten reads…

Trumpism After Trump – This report in Harpers covers the National Conservativism conference. The funniest sequence is the reporter following Moldbug around and referring to him as The Dark Knight throughout that sequence.

Corrupt Nutrition Science – This article on the wave of anger and response to a coming report how you cannot recommend avoiding meat as the science was too flimsy shows how we should consider the fight behind anything against the narrative. If thousands of angry emails are sent to a medical journal over meat because it affects their donors, every other subject or topic that would be counter-narrative must face the same fight for its life.

William Barr, our Carl Schmitt – This is the first of two profiles this week of Barr. The attacks on Barr have ratcheted up just as the impeachment and IC probes have released first findings. He is a CIA ver but he scares them.

Barr, the Sword and Shield – These profiles all make Barr out to be more menacing and powerful than he seems to be as AG. DOJ could and should be working far stronger against the left if this were really the case.

Joe Rogan Covers Cartels – Two hours of fantastic chatter on cartels. Even if you follow Mexican cartel news, you will learn a lot here. Very important is the sequence on how cartel heads have sent their wives up to America to have a raise sons. The shift of power to that generation will have huge effects on America.

The Climate Overlords – Why was Greta and the astroturf out last fall? So that financial firms that control $6 trillion in assets could say there is a groundswell of support for their already made decision to seek sustainable investments and pivot away from traditional energy firms. It is about money.

Moldbuggism or BAPism – Tom Hart writes that the borders are open, barbarians are in the gates and the future offers two opportunities for organizing. There is the Moldbugish city state, fortified and like Singapore. There is the BAPtist way of becoming the pirate band you want to be.

Context and Content Collapse – I enjoyed this essay the most this week. It describes what happened in the ’10s that did not just destroy media but all information. It also creates a situation where so much power falls into very few hands with info vs the old media racket.

The UK funded Reuters for decades – That wonderful neutral media of ours was kept afloat by the British Government in the ’60s and ’70s. We will eventually learn this is true of CNN after 2000 or so.

Attacking the British permanent government– No-one should get their hopes up but if Boris Johnson attacked the civil service, it would be a miracle.

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