Archives for the month of: February, 2011

via ferdinand, al** says (in a post about sexual age of consent):

“Modern societies are extremely hung up on sex for many reasons. Part of it comes from conservative religious values, but another part of the problem comes from leftist feminist constipative tendencies. Wherever you look, there are always those who want to force their way into your bedroom or hotel room.”

i got news for ya, al. ALL societies are extremely hung up on sex — including even non-human animal societies. and we’re not all hung up on sex “for many reasons” — we’re all hung up on sex for just one reason: because the whole point of life is to reproduce one’s genes (i.e. we’re just “machines for our genes“).

THIS is the reason — and the ONLY reason — why so many people want to “force their way into your bedroom or hotel room.” not because they ultimately care WHAT you do in your bedroom or hotel room (although they might say that, most people don’t know what they’re really about). no. they ultimately care WHO you’re doing in your bedroom or hotel room.

people are concerned about who their kids (most often their female kids) mate with because they’re concerned about how their genes are getting passed on.

they’re concerned that the people their kids (i.e. their genes) are mating with have “good” genes. they’re concerned that the people their kids (i.e. their genes) are mating with will take good care of any offspring (i.e. more of their genes). they’re concerned that all the time and effort and money they spent on raising their kids (i.e. their genes) won’t go to waste.

it’s just social control of reproduction (of genes), that’s all. and it happens in all sorts of societies in all sorts of ways.

**yes. i know that’s not al’s name. (~_^)

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now that the msm — including cnn and the huffpost! — have caught up to hbd chick re. the importance of tribes in libya (~_^) …

In Libya, it’s all about the tribes“In Libya, the real power is in its tribal system.”

Libya’s tribal politics key to Gaddafi’s fate“[I]n Libya it is the much more opaque and complex tribal power structures that could decide how events play out.”

Navigating Libya’s tribal maze“Intricate tribal structure plays a crucial role in both Libyan politics and the current pro-democracy opposition.”

Libya’s Tribal Revolt May Mean Last Nail in Coffin for Qaddafi“Tribal loyalties form the bedrock of Libyan society.”

What’s With Libya? Who Are the Gaddafis?“The tribes and clans still play a silent but powerful role….”

Tribalism is key to the country’s future“‘It will be the tribal system that will hold the balance of power….'”

Libya tribes: Who’s who?“[T]he North African nation’s more than 140 tribes and clans … will likely determine the political future of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.”

… i thought i’d take a moment to reiterate the points i made about tribes and tribalism in north africa and the middle east.

the msm media has now figured out that tribes in libya (and, in case they hadn’t noticed, in places like afghanistan and iraq) have a lot of POLITICAL power, which some of them are now wielding in order to oust gaddafi.

in my post on tribes in libya, i was just repeating what kurtz|sailer| parapundit had pointed out about iraq several years ago now — that the existence of tribes in a place has SOCIAL repercussions.

i.e. because of the heavy inbreeding within the extended families|clans| tribes in libya (afghanistan, iraq, yemen, oman, egypt, etc…), the peoples of these places have divergent genetic interests and, therefore, do NOT get along. clans and tribes have been battling each other for centuries in these places. nepotism is rife in all of them — they favor their own ’cause they are MORE related to their relations than we are to ours. democracy in such societies doesn’t have a chance in hades.

THIS is the issue with tribes in these regions — the core reason why countries in north africa and the middle east are not going to develop into western-style democratic nations (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). not anytime soon, anyway.

“To enable one country to appreciate what another people really thinks and desires is both the most difficult and the most vital task which confronts us.” [John Bagot Glubb, Britain and the Arabs: A Study of Fifty Years 1908-1958.]

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from ricky gervais’ brilliant “why i am an atheist” (note: hbd chick is not):

“But what are atheists really being accused of?

“The dictionary definition of God is ‘a supernatural creator and overseer of the universe.’ Included in this definition are all deities, goddesses and supernatural beings. Since the beginning of recorded history, which is defined by the invention of writing by the Sumerians around 6,000 years ago, historians have cataloged over 3700 supernatural beings, of which 2870 can be considered deities.

“So next time someone tells me they believe in God, I’ll say ‘Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra?…’ If they say ‘Just God. I only believe in the one God,’ I’ll point out that they are nearly as atheistic as me. I don’t believe in 2,870 gods, and they don’t believe in 2,869….”

heh! (~_^)

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Taming the Wild @national geographic – via steve sailer.

Did Neanderthals use feathers for fashion?

Monkeys ‘display self-doubt’ like humans

Why did French fertility collapse in the 1800s? from hail.

Life of crime begins at three for some children, scientists claim after disturbing traits identified

Ethnic Differences Emerge in Plastic Surgery

Yes, your blood group DOES affect your health

German outpost in Brazil – from jewamongyou.

Promiscuous apes make more sperm

Evolutionary accounts of human behavioural diversity – via occidentalist.

Ice-age child’s remains discovered in Interior – of alaska

Phonology recapitulates phylogeny – from ahnenkult

The Machiavellianism of Our Chimpanzee Politics – from larry arnhart

Conservative Candidates Are Often Better-Looking – via diversity is chaos

Looks matter most to young girls, even in a long-term partner – from agnostic

Craniometric study: Neolithic migrants did not penetrate Northern and Eastern Europe – from euro genetics and anthro blog

What does a 19th century Mormon and a fruit fly have in common? The more wives they have the fewer children the women produce, claim scientists

may the farce be with you!

Libyan Crisis – Italy Warns of a New Wave of Immigrants to Europe
02/24/2011

“…Chaos in Libya has led to immediate concern that hundreds of thousands of immigrants could head for Europe. Italy’s interior minister, ahead of an EU summit in Brussels, called on Thursday for European help in dealing with a looming ‘catastrophic humanitarian emergency.’ [for europeans!]

“Other Italian officials warned earlier this week of a wave of refugees fleeing violence that Moammar Gadhafi’s regime has reportedly visited on its own people. But if Libya collapses into anarchy, some observers have said, it could become an immigration route for far more people from sub-Saharan Africa.

“A ‘Biblical Exodus’

“‘We know what to expect when the Libyan national system falls,’ said Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini on Wednesday, according to the UK Telegraph. ‘A wave of 200,000 to 300,000 immigrants.’

“‘These are estimates, and on the low side,’ he added. ‘It is a Biblical exodus. It’s a problem that no Italian should underestimate….'”

update 02/27: see also steve sailer’s Electing A New People: The Case of Libya’s Muammar Kaddafi

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