Senior educated white male.

Senior educated white male.

It has been a good week

Jody Wilson-Raybould eviscerated Justin Trudeau in detail, and revealed him for all to see as a floundering, feckless, effete fop. His moral preening about being a feminist and pro-native has been eclipsed by the light shone on his and his government’s behaviour.

Trump bats it out of the park in his address to the Conservative Political Action Conference. A relatively neutral observer, Nick Gillespie of Reason Magazine, wrote:

“It’s way too early to be thinking this, much less saying it, but what the hell: If Donald Trump is able to deliver the sort of performance he gave today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the annual meeting of right-wingers held near Washington, D.C., his reelection is a foregone conclusion.

“There is simply no potential candidate in the Democratic Party who wouldn’t be absolutely blown off the stage by him. I say this as someone who is neither a Trump fanboy nor a Never Trumper. But he was not simply good, he was Prince-at-the-Super-Bowl great, deftly flinging juvenile taunts at everyone who has ever crossed him, tossing red meat to the Republican faithful, and going sotto voce serious to talk about justice being done for working-class Americans screwed over by global corporations.

Jussy Smollett’s hoax was fully exposed as a complete fabrication.

All the Usual Suspects supported Smollett the same way they piled on to the poor kids at Covington High School. Hate hoaxes are numerous because they fit into the prejudice that white people are seething with hate against lefties, darkies, and queers, whereas the hate is almost entirely directed by left-wingers at normal people.

The Michael Cohen expose of Trump’s misdeeds before Congress went badly: he refused to confirm any of the Demented Party’s favourite calumnies against the Donald. Two years’ worth of nonsense was denied by Cohen, but you had to watch carefully because Cohen was repentant for being toxicly male. Tucker Carlson shows how much Cohen in substance effectively denied the Russian collusion myth.

The Green New Deal, the plan for destroying the American economy, will continue to undermine the Demented Party’s chances in 2020.

I may be entirely wrong, but I am feeling that this past week marks the beginning of the end for Trudeau Junior, and has provided further evidence that all the enemies of Trump will be confounded. The enemies of Trump are blinded by their hatred. I did not think that blind hatred was a real thing but I see too many well-educated intelligent people who have lost their minds over Trump. Their reason has gone. Their aim is off the mark; they cannot see him, they only see their hatred.

To quote The Donald: “If we don’t go off script, we won’t save the country”.

Empty Planet: the shock of global population decline

This is a useful introduction to the next 70 years. The authors Darrell Bricker and John Ibbotson trace the debates about total human population, they side for good reasons with the view that the media UN demographic projections are too high, and they speculate on some of the effects that decreasing population will have on economic growth (bad), global warming (good) , and the extinction of small cultures (ongoing).

The argument is simple: women are becoming less fertile – having fewer babies – under the influence of higher education, moving to cities, greater aspirations, and the decline of social control of their reproductivity. This decline is occurring nearly everywhere, including in non-industrial societies, advanced industrial societies, and regardless of whether the people in question are Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, secular, or Islamic. The fertility decline is occurring with especial speed in Islamic societies, and formerly strongly Catholic ones.

This is counter to what you have been taught in university back in the days of the Club of Rome report (1972) and in the doomist press. Births are below replacement rate (2.1 per woman) in most parts of the world. Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Mali are exceptions, though birth rates will fall there shortly, too. The point of demographics is that it correctly predicts the shape of societies for decades to come precisely because people tend to live by statistically valid durations of time. Lifespans are calculable.

Overall, the global average length of life has doubled to 70 years since 1900.

The UN predicts in its medium growth scenario a global population in 2100 (roughly 80 years away) at 11.2 billion, at which point it holds stable and then starts to shrinks. The low variant of UN projections say that the world population will peak at 8.2 billion around 2050 and decline to 7 billion, where we are now, by 2100.

A good portion of the argument of Bricker and Ibbotson is that the low variant will prove to be the correct one. I encourage you to read the argument.

The authors indulge themselves in later chapters with some attacks on nativism and Trump’s policies, which express Toronto-centric Upper Canadian snobbery and fail to address that the issue for the US is illegal immigration. Legal immigration to the United States continues to be high and is socially approved of, at about 1.1 million a year. Undocumented immigration has amounted over the years to more than 10.5 million US residents, and this is what excites the antipathy of the US citizenry.

They do venture to observe that declining world population, coupled with roughly stable energy use per person, will alleviate the global warming crisis (as they would see it). “Urbanization, innovation, and depopulation might be the best solution to halting the march of climate change.” (p.231)

However, the chief merit of this book is to draw attention to the shape of the next 80 years, as population rises until mid-century and begins to drop, in some cases precipitously, by 2100.

The same material is discussed from a deeply religious (meaningful) viewpoint in David Goldman’s How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam is Dying too). Both books start with UN statistics on population, but the resemblance ends there. Goldman links fertility, past and future, to the tenacity to which people hold to their religious creeds. This will be an unwelcome thought to the purely secular minds of Ibbotson and Bricker, and many other reasonable people. Yet of the subject of the world’s population interests you, Goldman’s interpretation of the facts evokes much deeper issues than urbanization and female empowerment. Says Goldman:

“Two cultures are contending at the family level throughout the world: secular modernity and renewed faith. Secular families have few children and religious families have many. That means that in each generation, religious families will increase in number and secular families will diminish” (at p 197)

Thus, says Goldman, the path out of secular population decline will necessarily require a change of views regarding family, women’s roles, fatherhood, and the really important issues of life. These are what I mean by the word “religion”. I do not see anything like this happening soon, and maybe it will never happen. By 2050, in a world that is shrinking in population, radical alternatives to population decline may seem more achievable and desirable. Or maybe we will have been assimilated by the Borg by then.

US Marines train for invasion of Canada

Published reports show that the US military is shifting its training from desert climates to frosty ones. Though they pretend that the concern is with Korea and Russia, we all know that the closest target of uncertain loyalty is Trudeau’s Ottawa. It is a balmy -2C here today, going down to -14 tonight. Conditions will be ideal next week for winter training at -18C in the Gatineaus.

The snow is deep, the conditions cold, and the commanding view over Ottawa creates a good place to plant artillery. I have a few spots in mind.

Two strikes

With the resignations today of Gerald Butts and Katie Telford, the principal secretary and the chief of staff to the Prime Minister, the regime has taken a serious hit. Two torpedoes: one to the aft engine room, and the second to starboard chains. The ship is listing and damage control parties are putting out fires. The Principal Secretary and the Chief of Staff are the heart and soul of Justin’s regime. He will have to take his directions from new people as of tomorrow.

I predicted that Aztec heart sacrifice would be required to appease the wrath of Jody Wilson-Raybould and the many Canadians who think that the course of justice was turned by inappropriate political pressure from the PMO, viz the aforementioned Butts and Telford.

Even so we cannot fail to rejoice in the loss to the regime to the Greenie in Chief, the global warming catastrophist who advised the Prime Minister ten to twenty times a day for these past many years.

Read his resignation letter:

” I also need to say this (and I know it’s a non sequitur). Our kids and grandkids will judge us on one issue above all others. That issue is climate change. I hope the response to it becomes the collective, non-partisan, urgent effort that science clearly says is required. I hope that happens soon.”

No, because the science has been perverted, the data massacred, the scales of justice weighed heavily by corrupt government research, and the evidence of too many heresy trials has invalidated the global warming concern nearly completely among reasonably informed minds. This concern may be legitimately and scientifically founded, but the scare has been marketed like cholesterol in the 1960s, only this time the issue is not the switch from butter to canola oil but energy technologies that work to ones that were abandoned for sound reasons. I digress.

The loss of Butts may enable the Prime Minister to escape the huge battle forming with the provinces about carbon taxes.

In regard to the Wilson-Raybould issue, listen to the man exclaim:

“Any accusation that I or the staff put pressure on the Attorney General is simply not true. “

Well, if he did not put pressure on Wilson-Raybould, why is he resigning?

Jody, stay silent

Dear Mrs. Wilson-Raybould,

You do not have to do a thing to embarrass the federal Liberal government. They have silenced you because you are constrained by solicitor-client privilege. You cannot disclose the degree to which you were pressured not to go after SNC-Lavalin by way of criminal prosecution. You have been prevented from testifying before a parliamentary committee by the votes of its Liberal majority. So there you are: silenced.

Your power position will never be better. As soon as you break your silence, you will subject to questions about your judgment in the actual issue: ought SNC-Lavalin be prosecuted criminally? So do not be in any rush to speak to that issue. Be the woman righteously indignant. Be the woman offended by louts.

Let Trudeau and his evil advisor Gerald Butts stew in their own juices. It is comical to watch Justin Trudeau be unable to put a foot right in this affair. He or his minions slag you, then relents. He says you are happy in the cabinet, then you resign from it. And he fears letting you speak, so he maintains solicitor-client privilege. When this grenade finally goes off at your first press conference, it will wreck Trudeau’s posturing as a feminist. It may be the ruin of his government. It certainly puts the lie to his claims to sunny ways and to a special understanding of natives and native issues.

Think about the delicious irony. The opportunity to shuffle you out of the cabinet came as a result of Scott Brison’s resignation. You were moved to Veteran’s Affairs because Scott Brison, the minister who got the government involved in the disgraceful prosecution of Vice Admiral Norman for leaking cabinet secrets, left politics for business. Thus one scandal begot another.

As to the Prime Minister’s evil advisor Gerald Butts, it is time for Trudeau to turn on his closest political friend and can him. Trudeau will not get around this scandal without human sacrifice, and while I would gladly see an Aztec heart sacrifice for the wrecker of Alberta’s economy, I will have to be satisfied with Butts seeking “to spend more time with his family.” If that is a relevant term for one whose species is uncertain to replicate by sexual reproduction.

The longer you stay silent, Jody, the more the pressure builds. The longer you look like the offended party, the more Trudeau must suffer. Lord, he richly deserves this come-uppance. Pride goeth before a fall.

Yours very truly,

Dalwhinnie

Gerald Butts


Jody Wilson-Raybould

A fascinating romp through big ideas

Scott Adams interviews Naval Ravikant, genius and investor. Worth your time, else I would not post it.

“The real universal basic income is cannabis and video games” – Naval Ravikant

Both are convinced we live in a simulation. Both are convinced that religion and mathematics are predicated on belief – that God and mathematical laws rest on axioms. God is the biggest axiom. You choose, that’s all. And by definition, both of them believe what they do without being able to prove it.

Russia is surrounded by its enemies

Battle Group Poland preforms winter live fire training during Operation Raider Lightning at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Jan. 16. Battle Group Poland is a unique, multinational coalition of U.S., U.K., Croatian and Romanian Soldiers who serve...

Battle Group Poland preforms winter live fire training during Operation Raider Lightning at Bemowo Piskie Training Area, Poland, Jan. 16. Battle Group Poland is a unique, multinational coalition of U.S., U.K., Croatian and Romanian Soldiers who serve with the Polish Armed Forces 15th Mechanised Brigade as a deterrence in support of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence. (Photos by 1Lt. Christina Shoptaw) – from http://retrowar.tumblr.com/


The Russians are aware of the advance of hostile forces to the borders of their former empire. They are weak, and they know it. George Friedman explains Russia’s difficulties.

The Russian Empire has lost its buffer states. It feels like a shorn sheep in a cold wind.

Too many targets

First I observe the death of two of my heroes: former Minister of Finance, Michael Wilson, and of foreign correspondent Joe Schlesinger, the last CBC reporter actually to have experienced the deadly effects of both Communism and National-Socialism. Michael, I am still sorry for accidentally clobbering you with my racquet in a squash game. You were a good sport and a fair player. And Joe, I am happy to have had the chance to congratulate you for your good work in a chance encounter at the grocery store.

Ocasio-Cortez and the gift that will keep on giving: a Green Plan for turning the United States into a Gulag without airplanes, tractors, cars, travel, food, energy or freedom. Back to farming with horses and mules. Back to making steel in boutique smithies powered by hand-dug coal. Way to go, O-C. If Ocasio-Cortez gets her way, the US will become a Cambodia. Trump is looking good at 52% approval ratings. I provoked another anti-Trump fanatic into betting me that the Donald would not be President after the next election. Like taking candy from babies.

To quote Rex Murphy on the subject of the O-C Green plan:
“The enormousness of its prescriptions is overshadowed only by the might of ignorance that powered their composition. The Green New Deal is volcanic eruption of progressive stupidity. You’ve heard of Fake News. This is Fake Thought with bullet points.”

I have not even begun on our dear leader Justin Trudeau, who canned the well-connected native Canadian Indian Jody Wilson-Raybould as Justice Minister for being insufficiently compliant. [It can be argued that she did err in not interfering in the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin after the company had purged the guilty in a Libyan bribery case, but that is another matter]. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and Mr. Progressive Feminist now has to eat shit while grinning as Wilson-Raybould unleashes hell on the Liberal regime for demoting her to Veteran’s Affairs. So exquisitely appropriate for the fatuous progressive virtue-signalling nincompoop. Never try to out-politic Indians; they have superior skills in this than whites. Their considerable intelligence is directed this way. I know not why, but just watch how they operate. We are putty in their hands.

This allows the defence in the Mark Norman leakage of secrets case to point out that political interference in the Admiral’s case is a much more serious.

Mrs. Dalwhinnie was heard to mutter something positive about the Conservative leader Andrew Scheer this morning. Things are looking up.

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Now, if you have the time, please remember Mike Wilson and Joe Schlesinger in your occasional talks with God. Commend them to the Great Spirit. They were models of how to be good and effective people.