Friday, March 5, 2021

Re: Jordan Peterson

The proof is in the pudding.  Jordan Peterson gives some great speeches and much insightful advice.  Many of his talks are at such a high intellectual level that he loses people and those who can follow him have to pay close attention to keep up.  However, sometimes when he gets philosophical, he kind of goes out in left field with some weird ideas.  He often talks about life being full of suffering as if that were some noble ambition.

This speech that he gave on in the importance of free speech is just fantastic:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuNeqawPuuY

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On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 3:37 PM Larry Trout <utahtrout@gmail.com> wrote:
Peterson writes an entire chapter against ideologies—feminism, anti-capitalism, environmentalism, basically anything ending in ism—declaring that life is too complex to be described by such intellectual frameworks. Funny story: There's an academic movement devoted to skepticism of grand historical narratives. It's called … postmodernism. That chapter concludes by advising readers to put their own lives in order before trying to change the world. This is not only a rehash of one of the previous 12 rules—"Clean up your bedroom," he writes, because fans love it when you play the hits—but also ferocious chutzpah coming from a man who was on a lecture tour well after he should have gone to rehab.

On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 12:50 PM Larry Trout <utahtrout@gmail.com> wrote:
I only vaguely knew the name Jordan Peterson for maybe 5 years.
I knew he was controversial and the press characterized him as alt-right.
I had no interest, and slightly avoided anything related to him.

I have since watched him debate and be interviewed few times.
He is a strange man. But, ge also is a methodical and intellectual debater with interesting takes. He also had some strange health issues with him and his family.
He is most famous for his book/speeches on 12 principles, which seem very good.

This article in the Atlantic is a well written history of his life.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

New Rule: Cancel Culture is Over Party | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Some strong language, but some good points.  I can't believe I agree with Bill Maher.

What Is It That Socialists ACTUALLY Want for America?

'Keep an eye' on New York coronavirus variant, Fauci warns | Fox News

I'm wondering if new variants are going to be a serious concern?

https://www.foxnews.com/health/keep-an-eye-on-new-york-coronavirus-variant-fauci-warns

What Is Identity Socialism?

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The video is good.



Fwd: Coronavirus mRNA Vaccine Safety and Efficacy

I think that this is a good video.  As I suspected, the Messenger RNA clears from the system quickly.  My only side effect was that for a day and a half my arm at the injection site was sorer than I thought it should be.  However, this is an indication of something is happening.

Fwd: Every book, picture,statue,building...

I believe that the riots last year are an Existential Threat.  The rioters screamed at senior citizens crossing the street, beat up shop owners male and female, destroyed businesses, and killed people.  Some of the deaths were minorities, like the Black police officer defending a store, and the Black young lady who was also a protestor.

There is a reason why almost nobody displayed Trump signs during the campaign.   We didn't want our houses to be firebombed.

Many elected officials supported this lawlessness.    Apparently, we have changed the "Overton Window" on what public behavior is acceptable.  If future riots are allowed to go unchecked, then the criminals will come for you and me next.  

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From: Larry Trout 


Fascism is just another flavor of socialism. "Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right."  George Orwell. "1984.




Friday, February 26, 2021

Dear Smith College: I Have a Few Requests

Why The Left Can't Handle Donald Trump | Russell Brand

I was only going to watch the first three minutes where gives Donald Trump credit.  I also watched the next three minutes where he gives his political brand as being some sort of redistribute all the wealth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YofLsS3vfOU

First COVID-19 vaccination

A couple of hours ago I got my first COVID-19 vaccination. It was the Pfizer vaccine, which is the one I wanted since I was able to make an appointment for my next vaccine just three weeks from now.

I didn't even feel the shot. This was no worse than a flu shot. However, my arm immediately started feeling sore. It still feels a little sore, but not very much. Afterward, I had to wait in an observation area for 15 minutes which was no problem.



A word on gambling and feeling alone

Despite some strong language, this seems like some of the best advice I have ever heard.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Gina Carano Did NOTHING Wrong - Rosario Dawson is NEXT

This is relevant because of the outrage mob's relentless tendency to go after people.  A several-month-long Twitter campaign successfully removed Gina Carano from a part in The Mandalorian TV series, which was a part that she was good at.  The agency that represented her dropped her.  This may have ruined her career  This got started over her refusal online to use people's preferred pronouns.  She tended to express conservative viewpoints, but only slightly.  Her political views are not totally clear.

The Authoritarian Left Is OUT OF CONTROL

I heard this on the radio earlier today. The key point about suppressing free speech starts at 5:20. Everything up to point is just him trying to define Authoritarianism.


Best wishes,

John Coffey

Bungie Gets Too Woke, Even For Me!

He makes a few good points.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO3ex7q4B3U

Actually, I agree with the "Get Woke, Go Broke" crowd.

The New Documentary About Far-Left Extremism

I didn't watch all of this, but the speaker thinks that far-right extremists are more dangerous than far-left extremists.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlRb6BZqwg8&list=PLQjQKfvegGtnS5VqnYHWGDt365koSsbDt&index=6

In response, I wrote ...

What few right-wing extremists there are in total are far less dangerous than the far-left extremism in total. Far-left extremism is becoming the norm, whereas the vast majority of conservatives reject extremism.

Fauci Should Be Fired

Monday, February 22, 2021

COKE GOES WOKE: Coca-Cola's Anti-White Training Video | Louder with Crowder

I found the whole video interesting, but at 1:01:00 he plays a clip and then does a Donald Trump parody that really made me laugh.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Gutfeld On Woke Schools In America

"This is an attack on western civilization."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2jwmVf-k-A

Glenn Beck remembers Rush Limbaugh: 'He was a great teacher'

Ben Shapiro Reflects on the Life and Legacy of Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh Dies & VILE Losers Celebrate It! Reactions From Steven Crowder, Ben Shaprio & More

Carl Benjamin - Making Sense Of 2021's Madness | Modern Wisdom Podcast #280

This is a pretty interesting discussion on an intellectual level.  If you want the short version, the meat of it starts at 42 minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7v5A_ibSjQ

Rush Limbaugh

Twelve and a half months ago, I heard Rush Limbaugh announce on his program that he had stage 4 lung cancer. I was noticing recently that he had taken about a 3-week break from his broadcast program, only having guest hosts. About 3 weeks ago he thought that he was doing well. At noon today, his program was started by his wife who announced his passing this morning. Then the program played clips from his past broadcasts.

I have wondered for months what would happen to the program after Rush Limbaugh passed away? I assume that the program will shut down. Ben Shapiro would be a great replacement. When Paul Harvey passed away, his son, Paul Harvey Jr., took over, but the show failed to find an audience.

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