From work to income to health to social mobility, the year 2000 marked the beginning of what has become a distressing era for the United States.
On the morning of November 9, 2016, America’s elite—its talking and deciding classes—woke up to a country they did not know. To most privileged and well-educated Americans, especially those living in its bicoastal bastions, the election of Donald Trump had been a thing almost impossible even to imagine. What sort of country would go and elect someone like Trump as president? Certainly not one they were familiar with, or understood anything about.
Whatever else it may or may not have accomplished, the 2016 election was a sort of shock therapy for Americans living within what Charles Murray famously termed “the bubble” (the protective barrier of prosperity and self-selected associations that increasingly shield our best and brightest from contact with the rest of their society). The very fact of Trump’s election served as a truth broadcast about a reality that could no longer be denied: Things out there in America are a whole lot different from what you thought.
Yes, things are very different indeed these days in the “real America” outside the bubble. In fact, things have been going badly wrong in America since the beginning of the 21st century.
Posted onFebruary 16, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Parliament: Danes Should Not Become the Minority in Denmark
The Folketing, Denmark’s unicameral parliament, has passed a resolution stating that Danes should not become minorities in Danish communities, as figures show the migrant and migrant-descended population are now a majority in Brøndby Strand and Odense.
“Parliament notes with concern that today there are areas in Denmark where the number of immigrants from non-Western countries and their descendants is over 50 percent,” the resolution states.
“It is parliament’s opinion that Danes should not be a minority in residential areas in Denmark.”
Denmark, like many other European countries, saw a surge in sexual assaults and harassment by migrants after they began to arrive in large numbers.
Rafi Ibrahim, a Syrian who has been settled in Denmark for many years, told reporters that the new arrivals find it difficult to control themselves around Western women.
“If they see a girl, they go nuts. They simply can’t handle it,” he said.
“In Syria and many other countries, it is not normal for a strange woman to smile at you. Those girls who are harassed aren’t necessarily scantily-dressed or drunk. Sometimes it is enough just to be a girl.”
Danish immigration minister Inger Støjberg confessed in late 2016 that “integration in Denmark has failed”, following a damning report on criminality and unemployment in thirty-one increasingly migrant-dominated ghettoes.
“In my opinion it is because we have been too scared to set out clear demands to the people coming to Denmark,” she said.
With theater attendance at a two-decade low and profits dwindling, the kind of disruption that hit music, publishing, and other industries is already reshaping the entertainment business. From A.I. Aaron Sorkin to C.G.I. actors to algorithmic editing, Nick Bilton investigates what lies ahead.
I. The Raindrop Moment
A few months ago, the vision of Hollywood’s economic future came into terrifyingly full and rare clarity. I was standing on the set of a relatively small production, in Burbank, just north of Los Angeles, talking to a screenwriter about how inefficient the film-and-TV business appeared to have become. Before us, after all, stood some 200 members of the crew, who were milling about in various capacities, checking on lighting or setting up tents, but mainly futzing with their smartphones, passing time, or nibbling on snacks from the craft-service tents. When I commented to the screenwriter that such a scene might give a Silicon Valley venture capitalist a stroke on account of the apparent unused labor and excessive cost involved in staging such a production—which itself was statistically uncertain of success—he merely laughed and rolled his eyes. “You have no idea,” he told me.
After a brief pause, he relayed a recent anecdote, from the set of a network show, that was even more terrifying: The production was shooting a scene in the foyer of a law firm, which the lead rushed into from the rain to utter some line that this screenwriter had composed. After an early take, the director yelled “Cut,” and this screenwriter, as is customary, ambled off to the side with the actor to offer a comment on his delivery. As they stood there chatting, the screenwriter noticed that a tiny droplet of rain remained on the actor’s shoulder. Politely, as they spoke, he brushed it off. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, an employee from the production’s wardrobe department rushed over to berate him. “That is not your job,” she scolded. “That is my job.”
Posted onJanuary 19, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on How Congress (and America) became so polarized – Jonathan Haidt (Video)
Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions. He is author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, and The Happiness Hypothesis.
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Posted onJanuary 8, 2017byifnm|Comments Off on Multiculturalism, Minority Crime & our Fractured Society (Video)
Note that I used #2 and #5 from the 10 Most Dangerous Towns. I was not cherry-picking; #1 is South Tucson, which did not, in my opinion, meet the standards for being a separate, small town. The other 2 have outlier populations; one has a black population of over 80% and the other has a huge Native American and Hispanic population. They were misrepresentative of the larger data.
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Have you ever wondered what’s wrong with the Millennial generation?
You might have a different view of Facebook, Instagram, and Social Media in general after you listen to leadership and management consultant Simon Sinek share his thoughts on why working with Millennials can be a challenge. In this detailed interview with Tom Bilyeu on the show Inside Quest, he clearly lays out some of the problems the millennial generation faces. If you have young kids in your family I hope you start looking at Social Media as the addicting drug it is but only after you share this video with a friend or two on Facebook. If you now need some humor in your day take a break and listen to the song Gotta Love Millennials.
Posted onDecember 27, 2016byifnm|Comments Off on Treason Against Western Civilization – David Knight and Stefan Molyneux (Video)
Stefan Molyneux joins David Knight on Infowars to discuss terrorism due to the European Migrant Crisis, the treason of radically changing demographics, rebuilding Middle Eastern countries, the history of the Federal Reserve and the impact of central banking within the United States of America.
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Watch the full 77-minute session, in which Donald Trump says he wants to update the people on the ‘incredible progress’ made in the past four weeks. The president turns fire on the media, calling the industry dishonest and ‘out of control’. He dismisses reports of chaos and conspiracy in his administration and claims his team is running like a ‘fine-tuned machine’.
I watch Hollywood awards ceremonies where a supposed artist screams out for punching people in the face for political disagreements, and the entire horde of Botoxed brain zombies leaps to their feet in an ungodly and unholy howl of rampant bloodlust approval.
“We can call it Cultural Marxism, but at the end of the day, we experience it on a day to day basis, by that I mean a minute by minute, second by second basis. It’s political correctness and it’s multiculturalism.” – Andrew Breitbart