Outcast Table

Totally 100% true:

I was the unpopular kid at the outcast table so I get the sentiment. But then one day I decided not to be the outcast and get over my loserish behavior. The right keeps losing because they behave like classical losers. Pouting, taking every bait, showing no magnanimity, complaining about unfairness to an imaginary teacher. The other day Biden appeared in a photo surrounded by cute kids in Trump gear. It was the best photo of his presidency and probably of his entire life. A gigantic PR coup. And instead of learning, these gigantic babies decided it was some massive own.

The proof is in the pudding. If Biden is stupid and useless, how come he’s a millionaire and the president? If AOC isn’t sexy, how come she has millions of followers?

4 thoughts on “Outcast Table

  1. While I’m over here like, “What is the MET Gala?” I must REALLY be uncool. I don’t even know what the hubbub is all about.

    I too was unpopular in school and teased quite mercilessly. I think it gave me an appreciation for genuine friendship and integrity. I don’t want to follow the fickle trends of the world. Who cares what someone is wearing? I just want to be loved and appreciated for who I am. And I want to love and appreciate others. I may be a hypocrite, but not for lack of trying to be virtuous. Integrity matters. And that is something AOC will never understand.

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  2. America doesn’t have a functional Right anymore, and so it will eventually lose what’s remaining of it to the Left, to something else that’s old, or to something new.

    You could say that’s happened by a march through the institutions already: check out Emerald Robinson’s article “How the National Review sold its soul to Google” on Substack dated 30 August 2021.

    “… I began to get a series of messages from various anonymous sources that the organizations that were guilty of taking Google money to stay silent included: the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the Cato Institute, CPAC, the Weekly Standard and the National Review.”

    AEI’s publication and R Emmett Tyrrell’s little alternative Hahvahd rag graced our living room table for a while until we figured out they didn’t have too much to offer in terms of big visions that weren’t just being afraid of the Left.

    So imagine the surprise of people now on the Right to find out that there are people out there (called agorists) who believe in non-violence, voluntary action, and keeping as many transactions as possible out of the mainstream (or within the “counter-economy”) so that they can deny fuel to the State.

    They don’t want to fight the governments directly, they just want them to burn out of cash.

    That’s why the USG sent that Silk Road guy up for longer than what you’d expect for Murder One in most US states.

    But also this: “… crying about the MET Gala …”

    What’s taking place right now is that the former “cool space” isn’t so cool anymore.

    Including what’s gone on with me: I used to live right in the middle of everything in Miami, a few blocks off Brickell Avenue.

    When the riots started happening around us, we moved out, got a temporary rental in a mid-sized Florida city, and eventually I bought a house with several adjoining lots so far away from the “cool space” that it sucks in its own oxygen.

    Upcoming projects include adding electric wiring and air conditioning to some new sheds, getting rid of the old sheds, and phasing out what’s left of self-storage.

    Now instead of being in the city and the heart of it being several blocks away, we have a seventy mile drive to a mid-sized Florida city and a several mile drive to the nearest small town.

    We don’t go to the mall: that’s about eighty miles away and not worth our time.

    This shift of attitudes and capital from the “cool space” isn’t going unnoticed, and that’s why these people have to pretend they’re still on top of things by having outlandish parties.

    Parties like that worked out so well in Iran. 🙂

    (BTW, WordPress snaffled my comment twice because of the Substack link, so no film at eleven.)

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    1. “America doesn’t have a functional Right anymore, and so it will eventually lose what’s remaining of it to the Left, to something else that’s old, or to something new.”

      That thing is populism.

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