Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Fear, Optimism, and Demagoguery Game

This election season we've seen much of the words fear, optimism, and demagoguery.

Establishment thinkers label you an optimist if you support militarism, parasitism, and cultural Marxism, if you believe the fallacious statistics manufactured by the establishments, if you call whites dozens of slurs.

If you tell the truth about Islam and nonwhites, you're not considered an optimist. Establishments conflate vapid cheerleading for their own wealth and power with better forms of patriotism. Ad hominem appeals to fear and optimism get treated as more important than the evidence.

The likes of David Brooks, Barack Obama, Thomas Friedman, Andrew Sullivan, and George W. Bush are often respected because they are seen as optimists, no matter the consequences of their actions.

If you have a an anti-establishment idea with beneficial consequences, then you're not considered an optimist.

But there is no good evidence that optimism causes politicians to be good for a country. Tojo, Hitler, Hirohito, Kaiser Wilhelm, and Czar Nicholas II, and thousands of other rulers rank among the most overoptimistic leaders in history. Evidence suggests positive thinking is often a terrible thing.

For over half a century, establishments have acted as if the people don't deserve the truth. Few ideas are are more cynical than that.

The establishments have been fear-mongering and demonizing whites for decades, but when you tell the truth about their crypto totalitarianism, then they accuse you of fear-mongering.

Demagoguery consists of emotively loaded, poorly reasoned arguments (though some emotively loaded arguments are well-reasoned).

Knowing that nearly all major institutions are controlled by multiculturalists and their allies, you'd thing Obama would pretend to be above the fray. Thousands of academics and mass media individuals are willing to do the demagoguery for Obama.

But no, Obama puts his optimistic knife of demagoguery in and twists:
"when study after study shows [studies hint or suggest, not show] that whites and people of color experience the criminal justice system differently [trite], so that if you’re black you’re more likely to be pulled over or searched or arrested [because blacks are more likely to do crime], more likely to get longer sentences [failure to control for crime severity and other factors], more likely to get the death penalty for the same crime [failure to control for geography and other factors]; when mothers and fathers raise their kids right [false claim] and have “the talk” about how to respond if stopped by a police officer -- “yes, sir,” “no, sir”--but still fear [irrelevant] that something terrible may happen when their child walks out the door, still fear [irrelevant] that kids being stupid [ad hominem] and not quite doing things right might end in tragedy [false claim]--when all this takes place more than 50 years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act [irrelevant], we cannot simply turn away and dismiss those in peaceful protest as troublemakers or paranoid [straw person].  (Applause [ad populum].)  We can’t simply dismiss it as a symptom of political correctness or reverse racism [straw person]. To have your experience denied like that, dismissed by those in authority [straw person], dismissed perhaps even by your white friends and coworkers and fellow church members again and again and again -- it hurts [straw person]. Surely we can see that, all of us [false claim]."
The triumph of dysgenics over eugenics, especially character dysgenics, represents an ultimate triumph of optimism over reality.

The weary world wonders how much more of this optimism and mass destruction we will be forced to absorb.

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