Hypothesis for why European politicians attack the USA’s armed forces while not building a military

It’s because they have been taught by Marxists, and don’t actually have a good understanding of world history, world politics or game theory. They think problems will sort themselves out in the absence of a hegemony that can broker the peace. Take Europe, if the United States hadn’t backed the EU, pressured Europe into giving up their colonies, and enforced a monopoly on force on the continent, then the culture would have stayed the way it was and been more nationalistic. There would have been arms races between competing great powers all over again, as there had been major continental wars ever 40 years for 3 centuries. This time it would have been cataclysmal. There would be no power of last resort to prop up the United Nations, and therefore there would be conflicts throughout the Balkans, mass genocide in the region of Yugoslavia, and a war between Turkey and Greece.

Or look at the Middle East. In the absence of the United States or Russia, Israel would be at war with every one of its neighbors who would all have to spend more on their self-defense instead of economic development. The epic Sunni-Shia struggle would have turned hot more often than it has. Egypt would be run by an aggressive socialist similar to Nasser. Pakistan would be at war with India. Jihadists would be everywhere.

If not for the United States, Latin America would have been colonized by European powers, and there would be monarchies and dictatorships. If Russia had won the dirty wars, Argentina and possibly Brazil would be where Venezuela or Cuba are right now. If the United States hadn’t supported Mexico and threatened to fight France, then Emperor Napoleon III would have held a monarchy in Mexico. Iraq would have still developed chemical weapons and used them against the Kurds, Syria would have still developed chemical weapons and used them against the people, and Iran would have developed nuclear weapons to fight the Sunnis. Everything would be more violent, and there would more destruction, poverty and frustration if the United States did not have an overwhelming active military at hot spots around the globe.

Most European politicians understand the vital role of the United States in preventing international anarchy and nipping arms races in the bud by amassing overwhelming force before they can begin. The governments want the United States to remain the dominant power on the European continent. They won’t ever try to build a sizable military when the United States can do it cheaper, and handle world conflicts better by tapping into economies of scale. Politicians merely attack the United States because it’s politically expedient, though it hurts the alliance. They know appealing to base nationalism and blaming a foreign power will score popularity points with a population which doesn’t need to think things through, and that understandably resents the feeling of having less say in world affairs.


Three Billboards likens christians to gang members

“You know what I was thinking about today? I was thinking about those street gangs they have down in Los Angeles, those Crips and those Bloods. And I was thinkin about that bunch of new laws they came up with in the 1980s, I think it was, to combat those street gangs, those Crips and those Bloods. And, if I remember rightly, the gist of what those new laws were saying was, if you join one of these gangs, and you’re running with them, and down the block one night, unbeknownst to you, one of your fellow Crips or your fellow Bloods shoot up a place or stab a guy…well then, even though you may not know nothing about it and even though you may have just been standing on a street corner, minding your own business..what these new laws said was you’re still culpable. You’re still culpable by the very act of having joined those Crips and those Bloods in the first place. Which got me thinking, Father…that whole type of situation is kinda like you church boys, ain’t it? You got your colors, you got your clubhouse. You’re, for want of a better word, a gang. And if you were upstairs smoking a pipe and reading your Bible…while one of your fellow gang members is downstairs fucking an altar boy, well…Father, just like those Crips and just like those Bloods, you’re culpable..cause you joined the gang, man. I don’t care if you never did shit, you never saw shit, you never heard shit. You joined the gang, you’re culpable. And when a person is culpable to altar boy-fucking, or any kind of boy-fucking, cause I know you guys didn’t really narrow that down…then you kinda forfeit the right to come into my house and say anything about me or my life, or my daughter or my billboards.. So why don’t you just finish up your tea there, Father, and get the fuck out of my kitchen.”

“My 3 Years As a Child Slave in a Magdalene Laundry Run by Sadistic Nuns” + mysterious ways

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/fox-news-priest-assures-storm-victims-little-girl-died-hurricane-part-gods-purpose/God’s plan:

☐ Cure cancer
☐ End world hunger
☐ Bring world peace
☑ Kill scared little girls with a hurricane
☑ Create beaverduck platypus to troll lol
☑ Throw fossils around to confuse people





There’s so much that is evil about religion and so many atrocities commuted in its name that there’s not much left for me to say anymore, other than that we must fight this ultimate evil.



Bill Gates, psychopaths and business culture


Bill Gates is something similar to a psychopathic backstabber, or at least someone with ASPD. I do think if he cared about others when he was younger then he wouldn’t have accumulated so much wealth the way he did. It’s hard to become insanely rich without stepping on everyone else, but that’s the way most people become rich in American culture. It’s astonishing how many evangelicals praise Christian modesty while looking up to these men and defending how they become rich, and how they fight being made to pay it back in any form–be that philanthropy, or higher taxes.

Even with all of his public charity he remains the richest man alive and is in no hurry to give it away. Some have called him a productive narcissist; it appears that he switched to doing some philanthropy mainly because he was hurt by always being likened to Mr. Burns, and wanted to improve his image.

Being able to sacrifice emotion helps in the American corporate environment since we have been making the relationship between corporations and employees increasingly transaction since 1965. It might be different in other business cultures, or even in the not so distant past. It’s possible that in the not so recent past, the CEO to worker wage gap was 10 times smaller in part because people thought differently about the proper role of CEOs. (The ratio of CEO pay to worker pay was 20:1 in 1965, and rose to 221 to 1 in 2015.) So perhaps a leader who didn’t care about the well-being of his employees would have more easily lost his position if he only focused on profit, shareholders, stock prices, (and ruthlessly crushing the competition.)

Anyway, sociopaths have uses. They’re probably masters at writing game theory, but you still don’t want people who have a defect in the empathy part of the brain to run the majority of our institutions with their total disregard of deontological ethics. The American experiment in subscribing to transaction business culture and giving CEOs greater power can be described as a failure. It has shown that unchecked egoism and consequential ism naturally leads away from greater social mobility and towards an oligarchy.



Sometimes you can’t stay friends with Koreans just because they’re Christian

Asian Christians are insane extremists, especially the Koreans whenever they stop being Buddhists. Back in the day I was close to a Korean guy, but his family used to annoy me by practicing playing Christian songs on guitar and singing in the living room when I visited him. They also used to listen to tapes of sermons in Korean when we they gave us rides in their car, and were really judgemental and hot tempered. The church they went to was a megachurch with thousands of Koreans and basically no other race, and the guy would give sermons where he would talk about how wearing a nice suit made him feel good. His face was framed and plastered countless times on the walls in the hallways and I kept telling my friend his pastor was the most egocentric pastor I’d ever seen.

One time I went with him and a Chinese friend and after the sermon he was called to do some volunteer work washing dishes in the kitchen. We decided to volunteer too rather than to leave him there, and the people at the church saw that and told us all that we didn’t have to do it. My Chinese friend and I immediately suspected they were racist, and when we were out of earshot we started joking about how they thought their plates were holy, and that they must never be touched by non-Korean hands! My Korean friend found that funny.

Later on we went to another church where my Chinese friend used to go. We stood in back rather than sitting down when we came late, because we didn’t really want to be there and wanted more freedom, and it let us chat a little. They would put their hands up to bless the children who had come to the stage, and we would joke about how they wanted to direct their chi energy toward the kids like in a Hong Kong flick. At one point I copied the guy on the stage, except I tapped my shoulder first and then stuck it outright in a Hitler salute. We shared peals of repressed laughter, and I think the guy on the stage saw me do it, because he frowned.

I quickly hated that church, and at a later visit at the beginning I stepped out and just sat outside for an hour. When my Korean friend asked why, I told him that I got more inspiration staring at that green hill over there in the distance than I would have inside that building where they were acting like a cult.

In hindsight it makes sense why we eventually quit getting along. From the day he brought me to his church I was skeptical and sarcastic of it, saw the most religious people as crazy hypocrites, and looked suspiciously for corruption in how money was spent at churches even though I believed in the religion. Though he had to become less religious at college because his major contradicted Christianity, he never could completely let go of his crazy religion.

We had some arguments, and our relationship deteriorated faster than it would have if neither of us had been religious. I don’t think he was able to accept when I developed into an atheist and then an anti-theist, and it weighed on him even though he didn’t talk about it much. We talked less and less. At one point I told him excitedly that I had found a new argument that almost surely proved there wasn’t a God, and he cut me off before I could say anything, telling me that whatever it was he didn’t want to hear it. I asked him why, but he didn’t give an answer, although he later told me he was starting to find my atheism annoying and thought it was a hole of nihilism. He also told me a bit before we broke-up that even if it was all fake, he still found it beautiful and wanted to believe in it rather than to live an empty life.