The news and the #Memewars

I assume all social media is converged or converging, because those of the right have jobs and those of the left have grants. The advertisements for Christmas, as Vox Day notes, are illuminating. This does not reflect what I see -- and I live in a country without a history of laws against miscegenation. In … Continue reading The news and the #Memewars

The Fall — Live Kickstarter.

You have got to start taking back the culture somewhere, and the best model is that of crowdfunding. River Deveraux has a new film project up and wants 20K to get a film out. In NZ you can do a lot with 20K -- wages are not that high.

Quoteof the week — Gay sharia marriage comes for Ockers.

NZ does not have a constitution and there was a conscience opt out for gay marriage. Wise. Because I wait with bated breath for the fatwas from the Lebanese mullahs and their tame mob. Particularly if the legislation makes it compulsory to celebrate. I think Trudeau has but one use: he is reliably wrong. Vote … Continue reading Quoteof the week — Gay sharia marriage comes for Ockers.

Why I left Auckland…

I was born and raised in Auckland, in a working class city. The suburbs that I grew up in were working and then middle class: we moved when the rules changed and the owner occupier houses of workers in the local freezing works became two storey, ten unit flats full of recent arrivals to a … Continue reading Why I left Auckland…

The fate of MySpace is the fate of Babylon.

The trouble with convergence is that it does not merely destroy: it removes any value in the remaining business model, and leaves fields not fallow but radioactive. The Romans sowed fields with salt: the current progressive narrative is more destructive. And when Babylon falls you are left with a wasteland. There is no joy, there … Continue reading The fate of MySpace is the fate of Babylon.

The profitability of greyness.

Overnight there has been an earthquake on the Iran/Iraq border. About a seven: the death toll could be in the hundreds. The last earthquake we had around that level has a repair budget of 1.2 billion dollars, and the main road north, destroyed, is almost repaired a year later. But that is not what is … Continue reading The profitability of greyness.

Bureaucratic creep does damage.

There are moments when the USA makes no sense. No sense at all. CBT is not licensed in a matter akin to a drug, and the Australian Government has been funding these programs for some years. But the states wants to regulate such. As if us Antipodeans are not to be trusted: or because we … Continue reading Bureaucratic creep does damage.

The making of the Thot and the cure.

I am not sure what or when Babylon the great is. But I know the narrative is collapsing, and the number of actors, executives and editors who are being accused of predating on staff is increasing, particularly in converged peddlers of pravda, the official truth. As Theodore Beale notes, the converged always project. They accuse … Continue reading The making of the Thot and the cure.

Sunday Sonnet.

This morning we went for a walk alongside a river out of the town where we live and my wife, who has lived most of her life here, said that she recalled the river running clean. It no longer does: there is too much runoff from the farms and forests: there is too much clear … Continue reading Sunday Sonnet.

On Righteous Divorce.

There is a cost to covenant relationships. It is a requirement that there is purity within the people of God, and a separation from those of unrighteousness. One has to be careful here, for Paul warned that we should not divorce the unbeliever, but let them leave if they so choose, so that we live … Continue reading On Righteous Divorce.