May 19

Hismeneutics

Will Mandatory Face Masks End the Burqa Bans?

Let’s hope not, because one is a symbol of a patriarchal religion destructive of human potential, and the other prevents the spread of a deadly pandemic.

Keep the burqa bans. But the liberals must pretend that symbols don’t matter, after they’ve spent so long telling us that symbols matter.

May 19

Low B

Yep. You can kinda see my abs now, but if I wanted a six-pack I could have one in two weeks if I just did some fasting.

Having a six-pack is not any sign of fitness. It just means you have low bodyfat (for a man, usually 10% or below). Here’s the thing, though: I am still attempting to gain muscle, not look ripped shirtless. That means I don’t want really low bodyfat. That is inimical to my goals.

May 18

Di False

And yet as with climate change, that does not prevent a person or a society from acting correctly now, even with imperfect knowledge.

I don’t like this framing because it implies that without the complete picture, we can do nothing. But that is just not the case. We knew the right actions to undertake to break the pandemic and ameliorate its effects, we just did not do them.

Simple as that.

May 18

Really Big Dig

We’ve seen evidence of large-scale galactic-level alien engineering projects but have not known what we are looking at.

May 18

Fan Fun

I’ve only glanced at the stuff on Onlyfans by way of Reddit a few times and it’s not for me, but this is 1000x cuter and sexier than anything I’ve seen emerging from there.

Still would not pay for it unless it were an actual friend of mine, but at least it looks like she’s actually having fun!

May 18

Not Cooler At All

He is correct. You can’t hollow out the bottom of your economy and expect the rest to just be untouched. It just cannot and will not work that way. Unfortunately, neither progressives nor the right understand the economy nor complex dynamic systems and how they fracture, so they don’t recognize the calamity that is still approaching. (And progressives really don’t understand how the economy functions at all.)

We’re in a state now that no matter what happens with the coronavirus — even if we develop a vaccine in the next year — a large depression is a fait accompli of our past and present actions.

The economy is large. There has been a shockwave created. This surging wave will inevitably cause a tsunami on a far shore. That shore is the top half of the economy. Because the economy is large, that tsunami takes a while to arrive. I’d say in 3-4 months things will get substantially worse, and then in fall as the second major wave of the pandemic hits many people in the US will actually start to starve.

Many of those in the top 10 percent will fall out of it. (Though, definitionally, there will always be a top 10 percent.) Poverty will increase. Food insecurity will be known by many who’ve never had to contemplate such a thing.

Later, I’ll write a post on how to realistically prepare. Summer will be mild for the virus and for food shortages. Now is the time to start. Believe me or not, wouldn’t you rather be prepared than left with no options?

May 17

Barred

This is the future. Will be here soon enough.

To be clear, I think living in the pod and drinking cockroach milk is debasing while doing the Onlyfans thing is not — but what is debasing in the meta sense about either path is that for many, those will be the only choices if they want to survive.

Welcome to the new economy.