Blanderizing and loserology = Socialism

No, I didn’t misspell blenderizing, and I made up the word “loserology”. You’ve heard of the 80/20 rule? 80% of any randomly chosen group does 20% of the work, 20% does 80% of the work. That’s cause, substitute “benefits” for “work” and you have the effect. Who decides which subgroup to belong to? Yeah, it’s called “self selection”. How it works: The 20% who do 80% of the work–the producers–volitionally select themselves to work, the rest go with the flow. In a just system, the benefits accrue to the former group, as they should. I don’t know how many truly just systems are around. If justice is defined as reaping what you have sown–and it should be–there will be a marked difference in benefits reaped. The behaviors (of the producers) that reap just benefits include leading with ideas and efforts, promoting teamwork rather than touting their personal achievements, seeking coaching, and accepting rather than shirking compliments on their work. Non-producers who complain, accuse, take credit for the work of others, seek personal approbation, or resist coaching and advice I call losers. Some of the 80% are producers-in-progress, who are smart enough to note and emulate the behaviors of producers. The rest will probably remain losers.

I have seen crabs in a bucket appear to pull each other down when they try to escape. Unlike people who do this consciously or maliciously, crabs pull on stuff when they can’t swim. They’re simply trying to move. If there’s nothing else around, they’ll pull on the other crabs. And there’s nothing else in a bucket of crabs. The “crab bucket” phenomenon is called socialism, but I have coined the word loserology for that aspect of socialism. What I mean is, losers dominate producers in numbers, so most proposals or policies that sound good to the majority are more likely to appeal to the losers than the producers. Socialism is typical of schemes to redistribute benefits from the producers to the losers and thus, loserism!

My other coined word is blanderizing. If you put a bunch of individually tasty foods into a blender, and don’t have a proven recipe or use the right combination or proportions of ingredients, you rarely get a tastier dish. In fact, this mishmash has been blanderized. The combination is usually going to be worse than the individual components, but at least it’s less work to chew and swallow than the components. But that’s the point of socialism and other collectivizations: Grind down what’s creative, tasty, and talented until differences are leveled out and a monolithic mess remains. Did you ever savor Soviet architecture? Did you ever take a train from West Germany to East Germany during the Cold War? Then you know what I mean. But you might say, “we don’t have socialism in our country.” I am afraid you missed the camel’s nose sniffing out the tent. That big, ugly mug has been eating your provisions right in front of you.

Case in point. I fell in love with certain skillful musicians in the 1970’s and 80’s, like Linda Ronstadt, The Who, Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP), The Mahavishnu Orchestra and many others. I started losing interest in music as it became more monotonous, less skillful, more homogenized. I never confessed to anyone that I thought more recent music was boring and bombastic, because I was an old fuddy duddy and a snob. Then a few months ago I chanced upon an interview with ELP that woke me up to the reality. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer were classically trained musicians who came from generations of the same, not just some guys who grabbed instruments. They were asked about “modern” (1990’s and later) music vs. their day. They said and I paraphrase, “when we got started in 1970, you had to be super creative and have a unique sound to attract a following and get a record deal. All the great groups had their own personalities and identity. But technology has been abused, a lot of them are not musicians but rather technicians. Nowadays (2011) in order to get a record deal, you have to sound someone else whose already famous, because corporations own the labels.” Another part of this trend is using electronic vocal enhancements, so often the singing you hear is not really their voice, but it makes them all sound similar.

In keeping with my point about socialism stifling creativity and quality, music, film and art have suffered. Humor especially has suffered. Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Seinfeld, Richard Pryor, and Lenny Bruce would never be televised in the outrage culture of today. The best elements of western civilization, including great rock music, have been blanderized to suit the tripe that mega tech corporations–which make no mistake, are socialist internally–want you to swallow. If you don’t believe my last sentence, ask anybody who works for Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook about the diversity of opinion allowed. If their cultures were buildings, they would look Soviet.

Bovine flatulence is definitely a problem….when it comes from a human mouth.

better than the hot air from mouths

I love DougWils blogs, and sometimes the comments section is very edifying. Here’s one example: “finally, who better than AOC to sniff out the problems with bovine flatulence?” That comment got me thinking about all the oral flatulence that’s a far more dangerous and noxious substance than the bovine variety, even if that appears to be flammable (I don’t think it is, but I couldn’t resist the meme). So in keeping with my theme, it’s only fair to cheer efforts to shut some of that noxious oral flatulence down.

Lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a massive $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post on Tuesday and warned, “this is only the beginning.” The suit seeks $250 million in both compensatory and punitive damages. Attorneys Lin and Todd will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm so many have done to the Sandmann family. The lawsuit accuses The Washington Post of targeting Sandmann “because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C. when he was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips (‘Phillips’), a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face (‘the January 18 incident’).”

Other than being white, male, catholic and presumably heterosexual, what else was the evil teenager Sandmann guilty of? Well, he was participating in the March for Life, certainly a heinous crime, but that’s not what the Mediated Reality establishment excoriated him for. No, their massive outpouring of oral flatulence was because he adopted a stupid grin when he found himself confronted by a toothless, drum-beating, lying, grievance-mongering, pseudo-Vietnam-veteran who happened to be a member of some tribe or other. Not knowing what to do to appear as non-threatening as possible, Nick tried to smile, and it went as well as most forced smiles go. The drum beater, Nathan Phillips, played up a victim role, garnering lots of interviews with the flatulence-loving press corps, lying his ass off as he has in the past. The press was in such a hurry to file their various similar interpretations that they failed to cover Phillips leading his tribe of activists to a nearby cathedral to disrupt the mass.

Since it seems to be in fashion these days to dredge up comments that someone made years ago before oral flatulence was all the outrage, let’s not forget Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in 1985 praised countries where people “line up for food,” calling breadlines a “good thing.” In an interview from the mid-80s, Bernie Sanders was asked about breadlines in Nicaragua and his support for the socialist Sandinistas who ruled the country at the time. “You know, it’s funny, sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because people are lining up for food,” Sanders said. “That’s a good thing. In other countries people don’t line up for food. The rich get the food, and the poor starve to death.” Yeah Bern, the poor being intentionally starved to death, along with anyone else the regime doesn’t favor, has resulted in massive deaths in Russia, China, N. Korea, Cambodia and other communist countries.

The discrepancies in wealth between the “rich” and poor are greatest in communist countries, you stupid nincompoop! This idiot is running for President again and his campaign took in $5.9 million in the first 24 hrs. after his announcement. The average donation was $27, from over 225,000 donors, probably “young skulls full of mush”, as Rush Limbaugh calls them. That’s proof that oral flatulence is not a barrier to political aspirations, as if Donald Trump has not already proven it. Not all young skulls are full of mush. Katharine McPhee, The “American Idol” runner-up tweeted on Wednesday that Sanders should know when to call it quits. “Somebody tell a certain *bro* running that sometimes you need to accept your runner up status and move on. I’d know,” McPhee tweeted. Since she’s 34, I am not sure she would qualify as a young skull, but she looks younger. Oh, by the way, socialism cheerleader Sanders and his wife own three homes, at least one of which is worth more than his self-reported net worth. How does that work?

Having learned nothing from the Nick Sandmann/Nathan Phillips fiasco, the Mediated Reality establishment was back at it–“it” being the oral flatulence sweepstakes–with a perfect victim, a classic victimhood story, but no named perp. Unless you’ve been hiding under the proverbial rock, or simply unplugged, or your ISP kicked you off for nonpayment, you’ve read or heard about the Jussie Smollett pseudo-assault. I am borrowing most of this and the next paragraph from a blog I follow, Rabblerouser Ruminations, because she does a great job observing. “We were expected to believe that two white guys in MAGA hats would go wandering through a rough black neighborhood in Chicago at 2 o’clock in the morning in freezing weather, carrying a bottle of bleach and a noose just in case they came upon a gay black actor cruising for a bruising. The script hit all the buttons, about a Trump collusion (‘this is MAGA country’), the bleach (a terroristic touch) the noose (every Ku Klux Klansman carries one in his briefcase) and ethnic and LGBTQ insults. This would be a hate crime for the ages. Prominent Democrats were standing by, waiting for their cues.”

Clouds of oral flatulence wafted from a certain political viewpoint. “Nancy Pelosi, working the angles between her famous brain freezes, saw the ‘racist, homophobic attack’ on Jussie as ‘an affront to our humanity, and no one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love.’ Kamala Harris, eager to play the race card before anyone else could, called it ‘a modern-day lynching.’ And I thought that line belonged to Clarence Thomas! Cory Booker, his humanity grievously affronted, piped up his agreement. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the queen of the Democratic carnival, was at a loss for something original to say, and so repeated claims of others that it was ‘a racist and homophobic attack.’ Later Mr. Smollett was not sure the two white guys were actually white, but he was sure they were guys.

Anyway, the preponderance of evidence, including the lack of cooperation from Ms./Mr. Smollett with the police investigation, argues that this was not a hate crime, or a crime of any sort, but rather a “hate hoax.” That’s what some are saying, but I have already written at length about the incident in a previous post, The False Accuser and The Malicious Witness. So therefore, I see no need to add further to my written flatulence.