Friday, October 27, 2017

In which the pond offers a Flinty Friday lunch ...

Having done Sharri early in the day, the pond was confronted with a dilemma ...

The reptiles were sullen, and the pond was over the NBN ...

There were no exceptional outbursts of the Moorice kind in the lizard Oz - they really do need to lift their paranoid conspiratorial game - and yet, it being a Friday lunch time, the pond had a yen for the apocalyptic ...

It was time to drop in on the Speccie mob ...

The pond knew at once it had made the right call ...

From the get-go, the pond was beguiled by talk of the "age of endarkenment", a singularly pretentious use of a rare word ... and it wondered where it had come from, apart from the editorial writer's ability to peer up himself and his rather dark fundament ...

A google provided a hint ...

Ah there you go, hidden in that morass of endarkenment ...

It's likely they picked it up from Ridders.

You see, bears with little brain, circling like parrots, tend to squawk the same words as they devolve into the same bizarre collectivist mind set ...

That's what happens when rambling old futtocks regularly reminisce about their suffering in a senile way  ...

Listening to the Donald is a bit like reading what's on the mind of the Speccie mob, all gloom and conspiracy theories ...

That talk of Flinty had the pond on high alert, but before we go there, the pond should just honour one last bray of the goat about the collectivist volcanic mindset ...

Yep, you don't get much stupider than a Speccie editorialist? Or do you?

Yes, it was time for the rambling of silly old Flinty, and golly what a wondrous outing it was ...

It doesn't get much better than this. SSM ruining education, Venezuela of the South Seas, and all the rest of it, with a truly rich streak of homophobia, which is strange for a fruity old bugger with a plum in his mouth and a love of Queens ...

Of course in the old days, it was the Commies, but these days they've transmuted into a different strain, the Marxists ...

What does the pond love most about this rant? Well it was the Speccie editor getting agitated about the collectivist mind set, only to be followed by Flinty ... sounding like every other ratbag right wing loon shouting at clouds ...including but not limited to required talk of Gramsci and a half-baked conflation of national socialism with fascism ...

How weird does it get? Well the pond can only assume that all the reptiles working for Chairman Rupert are in fact card-carrying fascists ...

"Fascism also requires that the vote be uninformed by denying the No case fair reporting ..."

Strange, to imagine the reptiles as fascists, but if that's what Flinty wants ...

Oh okay, there's no point spending any serious time analysing someone who's clearly barking mad ... a rich treasure trove of paranoia and conspiracy theories and fruity blather ...

Superficially, this seems to be a kind of mourning, of Flinty coming to terms with the 'No' case having lost, and so preparing the grounds for complaint and grievance, a bit like all those illegal millions who voted for the Donald, a cultivation of conspiracy theories in advance of ongoing attempts in parliament to derail the process ...

In anticipation of having lost the survey, denigrate the survey with all sorts of saucy doubts and fears, and then, having lost the popular vote, turn to every obstacle under the sun. Don't honour what was said, impose the feral barking mad collectivist right wing mind set on the unruly, disobedient mob ...

On a deeper level, it's the sort of moronic madness that turns up online in many forms.

The Flinty ranting immediately reminded the pond of the contradictions inherent in the ravings on view in Andrew Marantz's story for the New Yorker, Birth of a White Supremacist ... (currently outside the paywall):

The idea of racial hierarchy seemed to hold enormous explanatory power. As a liberal, he had dealt with troubling facts—the achievement gap between black students and white students, say—by invoking the history of racial oppression, or by explaining why the data didn’t show what they appeared to show. As a Marxist, he had attributed unpleasant facts to capitalist exploitation; as a libertarian, he had blamed the state. But all those explanations were abstract at best, muddled at worst, and they required levels of context that were impossible to convey in a Facebook post. Now he was free to revert to a far simpler explanation: maybe white people had more wealth and power because white people were superior. After arguing himself out of every previous position, he had finally found the perfect ideology for an inveterate contrarian—one that presented such a basic affront to the underlying tenets of modern democracy that he would never run out of enemies.

Substitute homophobia for racism, offer SSM as having enormous explanatory power, and you're getting pretty close to Flinty ...

The good thing is that Flinty currrntly shows no signs of virulence of the kind on view in YouTube Trumpkin and Former Mile Intern Kills His Own Dad for Calling Him a Nazi ...

But there's still a lot of paranoia, and decent conspiracist thinking, with talk of bar codes and the Constitution ...

Every so often a gay friend assures the pond that bigotry and homophobia is alive and well, and the pond looks a tad dubious, but can there be any doubt when this sort of hysterical rant turns up on an alt right magazine of the crazy kind?

From a couple of people loving each other, we get a crazy illustration of two pregnant women with an "It" joke, followed by a singular outburst of the crazy, roaming from Marxism to the destruction of marriage and the endarkenment of western civilisation, when in reality, Daesh and Flinty have a lot in common when it comes to SSM?

Weird stuff, no doubt about it, but in due course, it will help the pond digest lunch, and perhaps might even produce a bowel movement, such is the benefit of a Flinty taken whole as a snack ...

And so to another conspiracy apparently involving not just Ted Cruz's dad ...


  1. Hi Dorothy,

    I think you will find ‘Endarkenment’ is a technical term from the study of the “Dark Sucker Theory” or D.S.T.

    “For years, it has been believed that electric bulbs emit light,
    but recent information has proved otherwise. Electric bulbs don't
    emit light; they suck dark. Thus, we call these bulbs Dark Suckers.
    The Dark Sucker Theory and the existence of dark suckers prove
    that dark has mass and is heavier than light.
    First, the basis of the Dark Sucker Theory is that electric bulbs
    suck dark. For example, take the Dark Sucker in the room you are in.
    There is much less dark right next to it than there is elsewhere. The
    larger the Dark Sucker, the greater its capacity to suck dark.
    Dark Suckers in the parking lot have a much greater capacity to suck
    dark than the ones in this room.
    So with all things, Dark Suckers don't last forever. Once they are
    full of dark, they can no longer suck. This is proven by the dark spot
    on a full Dark Sucker.
    A candle is a primitive Dark Sucker. A new candle has a white wick.
    You can see that after the first use, the wick turns black, representing
    all the dark that has been sucked into it. If you put a pencil next to
    the wick of an operating candle, it will turn black. This is because
    it got in the way of the dark flowing into the candle. One of the
    disadvantages of these primitive Dark Suckers is their limited range.
    There are also portable Dark Suckers. In these, the bulbs can't
    handle all the dark by themselves and must be aided by a Dark Storage
    Unit. When the Dark Storage Unit is full, it must be either emptied
    or replaced before the portable Dark Sucker can operate again.
    Dark has mass. When dark goes into a Dark Sucker, friction from
    the mass generates heat. Thus, it is not wise to touch an operating
    Dark Sucker. Candles present a special problem as the mass must travel
    into a solid wick instead of through clear glass. This generates a
    great amount of heat and therefore it's not wise to touch an operating
    Also, dark is heavier than light. If you were to swim just below
    the surface of the lake, you would see a lot of light. If you were to
    slowly swim deeper and deeper, you would notice it getting darker and
    darker. When you get really deep, you would be in total darkness. This
    is because the heavier dark sinks to the bottom of the lake and the
    lighter light floats at the top. The is why it is called light.
    Finally, we must prove that dark is faster than light. If you were
    to stand in a lit room in front of a closed, dark closet, and slowly
    opened the closet door, you would see the light slowly enter the closet.
    But since dark is so fast, you would not be able to see the dark leave
    the closet.
    Next time you see an electric bulb, remember that it is a Dark Sucker.”

    Sadly Dark Sucker Theory has for too long been drowned out by the Great Photon Conspiracy which is propagated by the Lightist Elite and who claim there is total scientific consensus for “Light Emission”.

    Fortunately a publication of truth such as The Spectator understands and promotes Dark Sucker Theory.


  2. I think Patient S. has shown us the aetiology of the RWNJ, which shows its progress in stages like syphilis.

    First off are the small, painless chancres in the fun zone, like the tell-tale use of the plural "freedoms", or a childlike belief that the so-oversimplified-they-are-indistinguishable-from-falsehoods they learned in history class are "timeless truths of the past". Relatively harmless, and can respond to appropriate treatment.

    But if not treated, stage two rapidly follows - the pink warty rash of conflating fascism with socialism appears, the hair loss of climate denial and the retinal damage of Marxist infiltration of institutions. At this point things are getting serious and lasting damage can occur, even with treatment. Secondary infection with crank magnetism is common, making the prognosis poor for a complete recovery from the second stage.

    Even if the symptoms seen to clear up, tertiary nutjobbiness is likely to follow, sometimes years later. Like waking up with a faceful of horrendous gummas, your nose falling off and a case of prostitute's pupils, suddenly you're ranting about fake news and voter fraud and the end of civilisation and yelling at the top of your lungs about being silenced. At this point, the condition is hopeless - there is no recovery from full-blown RWNJ.

    Despite memetic agents having short lifespan, they can be wildly contagious and spread rapidly via intimate contact in any community not practicing the prophylaxis of critical thought, fact-checking, or exercising a little fucking human decency. As a relapsing disease, these agents can also resurface after years of dormancy, leading the patient to rehash arguments lost years ago.

    The greatest risk factors seem to be emotional neglect in childhood, being an entitled douche, an intolerance for ambiguity and, secondarily, a private school education.

    I think I'll submit a paper to The Lancet...

    1. Ah, the plural form as 'freedoms' - I hadn't quite grasped that as one of the mandatory tribal tattoos certifying a particular identity. But it is, as in: "they hate us for our freedoms".

      I certainly look forward to reading your Lancet paper.


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