December 19th, 2017

Mr. Twister

Агенты гебни взломали вебсайт GWU

и разместили на нём путинскую пропаганду: Washington D.C., December 12, 2017 – U.S. Secretary of State James Baker’s famous “not one inch eastward” assurance about NATO expansion in his meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on February 9, 1990, was part of a cascade of assurances about Soviet security given by Western leaders to Gorbachev and other Soviet officials throughout the process of German unification in 1990 and on into 1991, according to declassified U.S., Soviet, German, British and French documents posted today by the National Security Archive at George Washington University. The documents show that multiple national leaders were considering and rejecting Central and Eastern European membership in NATO as of early 1990 and through 1991, that discussions of NATO in the context of German unification negotiations in 1990 were not at all narrowly limited to the status of East German territory, and that subsequent Soviet and Russian complaints about being misled about NATO expansion were founded in written contemporaneous memcons and telcons at the highest levels.
(рекомендовал piggymouse)
Mr. Twister

Новости дошкольного образования -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have announced that their daughter will begin attending nursery from January. William and Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, will send the two-year-old to Willcocks Nursery School, located close to their Kensington Palace home.

Какое счастье, что я не был принцем. Отправили бы в ясли.
Leif Gram: Mr. Fix

Reactionary Philosophy In An Enormous, Planet-Sized Nutshell

Оказывается, я пропустил совершeнно убойное введение Скотта Александера 2013 года в теорию Молдбага:


Mencius Moldbug uses the fable of Fnargl, an omnipotent and invulnerable alien who becomes dictator of Earth. Fnargl is an old-fashioned greedy colonizer: he just wants to exploit Earth for as much gold as possible. He considers turning humans into slaves to work in gold mines, except some would have to be a special class of geologist slaves to plan the gold mines, and there would have to be other slaves to grow food to support the first two classes of slaves, and other slaves to be managers to coordinate all these other slaves, and so on. Eventually he realizes this is kind of dumb and there’s already a perfectly good economy. So he levies a 20% tax on every transaction (higher might hurt the economy) and uses the money to buy gold. Aside from this he just hangs out.

Fnargl has no reason to ban free speech: let people plot against him. He’s omnipotent and invulnerable; it’s not going to work. Banning free speech would just force him to spend money on jackbooted thugs which he could otherwise be spending on precious, precious gold. He has no reason to torture dissidents. What are they going to do if left unmolested? Overthrow him?

Moldbug claims that Fnargl’s government would not only be better than that of a less powerful human dictator like Mao, but that it would be literally better than the government we have today.

Текст не так огромен, как кажется по скроллбару, потому что там же огромное количество каментов неизвестной осмысленности.
Mr. Twister


Thrall@Cato: Trump’s New National Security: Literally and Seriously Awful
Sadly, Trump’s 2017 National Security Strategy contains not only the worst elements from the past, namely the pursuit of primacy and a commitment to an endless war on terrorism, but also charts new territory by embracing a new nationalism that unnecessarily elevates immigration to a national security threat and retreats from the post-World War II commitment to free trade.
Dore: Ogre

Критерии ультраправости

Таким образом, Австрия стала сейчас первой страной Западной Европы, в правительство которой вошла ультраправая партия, выступающая против либеральной миграционной политики и стоящая на позициях евроскептицизма.
Это же просто фашизм какой-то!
belgium fries


- Кто такой Фёдор Степанович?
- Мой ленинградский водопроводчик. Где ты его взяла?
- Тут какая-то книжечка с телефонами людей...