A Christian Arab and an Levantine Jew were talking about Islam

Their insights into how a minority comes to dominate a majority are worth heeding. (The relevant portion starts about 20 minutes into the conversation).

Gad Saad and Nicholas Nassim Taleb in conversation.

In Arabic, “din” means ‘law’. In Hebrew “din” means ‘religion’.

Slow Islamization of the West is accomplished through two simple rules: 1. Once you get in you cannot get out. 2. If any of the parents are Muslim, all the children are Muslim.

A very slow conversion rate results in a society that, after a 1000 years, goes from 95% Christian to 95% Muslim.

Only the Wahhabist faction of Islam is truly dangerous, says Taleb. Wahhabism drives the tolerant majority of Muslims to intolerance. Shia and other forms of Islam are not a problem.

The same dynamic of intolerant minorities works on campuses. The social justice warriors drive universities because they are an intolerant minority.

Having heard this, I understand better why, in the Scottish Reformation, a Scottish earl chained a bunch of  extreme Calvinists to a rock and drowned them at high tide. He understood the power of intolerant minorities.

Taleb: “Anything that does not involve costly signalling is not a religion. Gods demand sacrifices. No sacrifices: no religion.”

One of the costly methods of signalling your Christianity – or freedom from Islam – is not eat the sacrificial meat of Islam, halal. Costly signalling is the basis of real religion, says Taleb.

Do All Philosopher’s Names Have an S in Them?

The latest from the Cuckoo’s Nest of Academia comes from the formerly renowned Oxford University in the UK. From the UK Daily Mail:

Oxford University will ‘feminise’ its philosophy curriculum in order to appeal to more female students and boost writers [sic] profiles.
The university’s Faculty of Philosophy requested that 40 per cent of the recommended authors on its reading lists are women.
Academic staff have also been asked to use writers’ first names when compiling reading lists instead of their initials, in order to highlight those that were written by women.

Ideas are of course not important, only the sex of the writer. Perhaps due attention should be paid to whether the philosopher is left-handed or right-handed? Blond or brunette? Cat-lover or dog-lover? Surely those criteria are equally relevant?

I demand that the philosophy curriculum be “feline-ized” because only cat-lovers can philosophize feline-istically.

It’s hard to parody universities these days, they are populated by people who would make morons look smart. Orwell nailed it when he said that some ideas are so stupid, only intellectuals will believe them. But, true to form, Monty Python’s crowd figured this out years ago…

Philosophers’ names have an “S” in them, is that right, honey?

It doesn’t matter if the philosophy curriculum at Europe’s oldest university is reduced to parroting the piffle of cultural Marxism, what really matters is their feelings.

Free sick bags all round.

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Thought for the Day



From my studies of communist societies, I formed the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is, in some small way, to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

–Theodore Dalrymple


This seems to summarize the actions of our universities today—Indoctrination centers for the weak-minded drones of tomorrow.

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We are Ruled by Idiots

It must be Nurse Ratched’s day off at the Cuckoo’s Nest; poor little Cathy McCrackpot didn’t get her meds. Canada’s “Environment“ Minister, Catherine McKenna, called on her drones to consider “the gendered impacts of climate change on women, girls and children.” (here) All kinds of “women negotiators” are being trained up to deal with the problem of manmade (person-made?) climate change.

That’ll help. Of course, person-made climate change affects us all equally, but that doesn’t stop unscrupulous politicians inventing fantasies to feather their particular little nests.

The one thing about the world around us, aka objective reality, is that it is the same for everyone regardless of who they are. The laws of physics are the same for everyone because the basic precept of the scientific worldview is that there is an objective reality. Sir Isaac Newton discovered the fundamental Law of Gravitation. That law would be the same if he had been a woman, something that appears to be possible in the Liberal alternative universe.

McCrackpot’s hint that “women negotiators” would somehow be better than men implies an essential difference between women and men that is innate, that is, rooted in the woman-ness. Of course, women are different from men, but liberals, not noted for their consistency, will claim that men can change into women if they feel like it. So what difference would “women negotiators” have that men wouldn’t have?

None. It’s all about jobs for the chicks. Cushy government jobs with loadsamoney and no responsibilities. As one wit noted, the minister’s own job is fruit of “gender-appointed roles to made-up superfluous positions.”

After all, who is going to be held to account if the “climate” doesn’t do what they want?

As the saying goes: “World Ends Tomorrow. Women and Children Affected Most.”

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Hey there, Ontario PC Party headquarters!

Everyone seems to think I am a member of the Ontario PC party, everyone, it seems, but party headquarters. I did not get my validation number in the mail, and nor did a friend of mine, who is a heavy-duty insider. Was it the Post Office? Or was I considered deviant? Or have I forgotten to renew my membership? Who knows?

I was sitting at a dining table with a lot of old-stock Ontarians last week. At least half the table were Conservatives, all had voted. Most were for Christine Elliott. I sent her a $100. I have nothing against Caroline Mulroney; I welcome her entry. I would have Doug Ford over for a beer any day, and we would have firm mateship and agreement. What I want, however, is a prime minister of a province who knows the bureaucracy, who can get legislation through parliament, manage the cabinet,  fire the wicked, re-organize as required, mobilize the electorate, and not be too impressed with herself (a pronoun to use in this conjuncture). I do not want someone who has not been in cabinet yet. I want someone who knows how to run a meeting, control the agenda, and talk to the civil servants in such a way that they willingly execute the policies of the new regime. Accordingly, Christine Elliot looked to me like the only one who qualified.

May this evil spawn of Satan, these slow-motion Maduros of the Ontario Liberal Party, suffer in opposition for decades.

Ontario’s newly elected Premier Kathleen Wynne is photographed in her Queen’s Park Office in Toronto on Wednesday June 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young


We are governed by children’s television stars

Bill Nye shows off a Canadian $5 bill, which features an astronaut and the Canadarm as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on during an armchair discussion highlighting Budget 2018’s investments in Canadian innovation at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang ORG XMIT: JDT103

Mr. Dress-up is seen with his Chief Science Advisor, Bill Nye, Science Guy, in conversation.

Nye seized the opportunity to challenge Trudeau on his support for the controversial Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project in Alberta and British Columbia. He said research suggests that Canada could be powered entirely by renewable energy right now, “if you just decided to do it.”

Oh sure, Bill. We could get this kind of policy by people who do not know that solar panels do not work at night, that wind rotors do not turn in the calm of minus 40 temperatures, and who object moreover to the smoke from woodstoves. But sure, yes, we can be powered entirely by renewable energy if we just decided to live at the level of poverty enforced upon North Koreans.

I notice with some satisfaction that Mr. Dress-up’s poll ratings are sinking under the influence of Canadians finally realizing the embarrassment of being governed by children’s drama teacher. In the meantime Mr. Dress-up congratulated his science Minister, Kirsty Duncan, as a Nobel Prize winner because she contributed to the IPCC, the climate change fabulists, which in my view is grounds for being dismissed from any serious position in relation to science.

Science consists of the effort to prove a hypothesis wrong, so as to eliminate error, not the effort to maintain an ideology against all challenges. See articles on climate ‘science’ as groupthink.


Mr Dress-Up meets Mr Rogers

Mr Rogers on the right

Great entertainment was provided by Clown Central this week at the famed U of Zero in Canada’s frozen capital. The Premier Mangina, recently returned from Cosplay 2018, which apparently took place in India, met with the Mr Rogers of pseudo-science, Bill Nye, the guy who thinks wearing a bow-tie makes you intelligent. Apologies, by the way, to Mr Rogers and he’s the one on the right in the picture.

Before a crowd of befuddled adolescents masquerading as students, they held forth a gay banter on all matters scientific.

From the Windsor Star:

Trudeau and Nye both spoke about the importance of diversity in science, and the need for more women to pursue careers in science and engineering. But it’s important to recognize that women and men are often going to be drawn to different types of science, Trudeau said. Women, he suggested, are more likely to focus on “social impacts or impacts on community or longer-term impacts.” Men are mostly thinking about whether they can “build a really big rocket,” Trudeau said, miming a really big rocket.
“Men like explosions, women are building things,” he went on, before Nye interjected to say “Everybody likes explosions!”

Man, that’s deep. Wasn’t that something from Plato?

Bill Nye, the Pseudo-Science Guy, is one of the popular frauds on TV always ready to make actual scientists cringe whenever he speaks. Any currently accepted tripe and dogma will be peddled by Nye, global warming, anti-wimmin scientists, you name it.

Canada has plenty of real scientists in academia and industry who would have made an excellent role model for young people possibly thinking of careers in science. How about Mike Laziridis who single-handedly started the Perimeter Institute for research into Gravity and Quantum Computing? Or Art McDonald, formerly of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, who won the Nobel Prize for discovering neutrino flavor oscillations and establishing that those elusive particles actually had mass?

But they probably had important work to do. Would either of them want to spend time driveling on about wimmin when the real world calls? Real science requires years of work and study, frequently unrewarding, and sometimes soul-destroying. But when you succeed, the joys are immense. No-one became a scientist without that, just read Einstein’s recollections of his years-long struggles to get his thoughts on relativity into a theory.

The PM likes to think he is a bit of a science nerd…well, nerd, for sure, but science? Give me a break.
Finally, and I’m not making this up…

“When you’re a baby, you are a scientist. ‘If I make this noise, wow, I get milk,’ ” Trudeau said.


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Play Time is Over

India and the rest of the world must think that Canada has left the kindergarten playroom door open. Mr. Dress Up and his absurd family have done a good job in reducing Canada to a laughing stock on the world stage.

As we are regularly lectured with Liberal bunkum about “cultural appropriation”, how is it that the Premier Mangina thinks it doesn’t apply to him? At the famed U of Zero (aka University of Ottawa) some time ago, odious dwarf and Liberal excrescence Alan Rock, then El Commandante of said institution, ordered yoga classes cancelled because apparently white people should not take them. Nothing like a good bit of anti-white racism to show your Liberal credentials.

Naturally, there are rules for Liberals and different rules for everybody else. If the PM wants to pay homage to the absurdities of identity politics, which is anti-white racism in a suit, he should at least be consistent. Did he not think that prancing around India pretending to be an Indian while on an official visit might be viewed as highly insulting by the Indians, or at least a demonstration of foppish vanity that impresses no-one? And to add injury to insult, how smart was it to invite a Sikh terrorist to a diplomatic dinner party? That certainly didn’t impress the Indians. We know he’s pandering for the immigrant vote back home, but this kind of abject crawling, …really?

He gives the impression that he only looks in a mirror all day. He thinks vanity is an art form. Even his servile toadies in the Fake News Media and the dead tree press are getting a little cheesed off about it.

It may be one of those moments when the reality of the man is exposed. After all, you could wade through his deepest thoughts and not get your ankles wet. A smile and a hairdo may impress the likes of CBC journalists, but Canadians who work for a living expect something better. If anyone is all image and no substance, it is he.

Perhaps, for a laugh, visiting Indian diplomats should dress up in Chipewyan Indian headdresses, or lumberjacks in plaid shirts with axes?

As some wit on the Internet said, I can’t wait to see him dressed up when he visits Papua New Guinea.

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