Baby boomer exmas muzak

Baby boomer xmas muzak is the worst music in the history of the world.

It is secularizing, lowest common denominator, garbage. 

Every nation without exception has a national religion and Christianity isn’t America’s. 

Rule one of American Mammonism, offend no one and include everyone in the Christmas shopping bonanza. Gene Autry, Rudolph, and Frosty are the high priests of a post-christ Christmas. If everyone is to engage in the consumerism then caroling must be replaced with secular in-offensive drivel. The sentiment behind wishing “happy holidays” instead “merry Christmas” starts on fifth avenue in 1946. 

Sadly America being a new nation we doesn’t even have the benefit of an actual virile paganism with which to syncretize. Yule logs, Christmas trees, and mistletoe have some blood in their traditions. American pop-folk-traditions, and ersatz-fairy-tales are not historical, organic, or lively. Our culture is only as deep as celluloid. Our paganism is hollow and de novo from New York and Hollywood. 

As Charles Taylor would say we live in a disenchanted world and all we can grasp at is regurgitated mass media childhood commonalities of 70 years ago. At best the music represents a longing for whatever we had before we personally lost our naive childish enchantment with the world since as a culture we cannot muster more than blasé ironic distance from anything. Lacking sincerity in general we substitute nostalgia for nostalgia’s sake one month a year. Santa Claus is a lie and there is no magic in the world. 

If post-modern deconstructionism has taught us anything it is that nothing is neutral and the xmas anthem of the postwar generation is anti-christian as it crowds out actual Christmas music to be the liturgy of American syncretic consumerism. Nostalgia is no excuse for undermining christianity. 

No one can imagine a “secular” Ramadan which everyone regardless of faith celebrates with atheistic songs, or a secular “Hanukkah” devoid of jewishness. Those holidays have been protected by their respective believers. Christmas alone has been neutralized as we believers are Americans first and christians second. 

For a while christianity as kitsch was allowed such as in Charlie Brown’s monologue but the grinch gets more play. 

You can’t worship both God and Mammon but the infinite loop of 50’s secular favourites in shopping malls everywhere will sure help you try. (A blessing of COVID is at least the avoidance of restaurant and shopping center audio systems.) 

May God protect us from Bing Cosby. What will you be singing this “holiday” season?

Signed “Stone of Help”. 

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The Gervais Saga

Prehistory:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140722160420/http://michaelochurch.wordpress.com/2012/09/09/the-3-ladder-system-of-social-class-in-the-u-s/

The cornestone:

https://www.ribbonfarm.com/the-gervais-principle/>

Read this after gervais principle:

https://samzdat.com/the-uruk-series/

Then read all the articles in this series:

https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/yivoFJE5e9HRyjXQW/mazes-sequence-summary

Then read this:

http://benjaminrosshoffman.com/there-is-a-war/

then this after moral mazes sequence and there is a war:

https://danco.substack.com/p/the-michael-scott-theory-of-social

finish with this:

https://mereorthodoxy.com/michael-scott-theory-social-class/

Supplemental reading:

https://slatestarcodex.com/2014/07/30/meditations-on-moloch/

and this:

https://nintil.com/slaying-alexanders-moloch/

Tangentially related:

https://slatestarcodex.com/2017/02/22/repost-the-non-libertarian-faq/

https://nintil.com/nnlibertarianfaq

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There are pedophiles everywhere, jacobins celebrate theirs.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/09/21/on_sex_offenses_progressive_double_standards_128152.html

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2015/09/21/heres-why-the-progressive-left-keeps-sticking-up-for-pedophiles/

https://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/the-sexual-revolution-and-children-how-the-left-took-things-too-far-a-702679.html

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/09/the-next-frontier-in-the-sexual-revolution

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/by-all-means-lets-attack-cuties-without-watching-it/

And, to conclude, this is your friendly reminder that Epstein, Bill Gates’ buddy, did not kill himself. 

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/may/10/melinda-bill-gates-divorce-jeffrey-epstein-meetings

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Winter is here

“He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly. He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes. He hurls down hail like crumbs— who can stand before his cold?”

Psalms 147:15-17 NRSV

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The President’s new trans-sports edict is the end of female sporting.

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At this point we are too embarrassed to admit it was all useless

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Meet the New Boss Same as the Old Boss

“I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again
No, no!,

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss” – The Who, “We Won’t Get Fooled Again

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A post-brexit UK and a pre-Biden America did a better job obtaining, organizing, and administering the vaccine than the EU

3-5 times better in fact.

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Hospital Utilization

Source: https://covid19-projections.com

There are 919,559 hospital beds in the USA (https://www.aha.org/statistics/fast-facts-us-hospitals). And we average somewhere around 70 percent of beds occupied at any given time. At peak 14% of hospital beds in the USA were occupied by COVID positive patients. Now many beds were vacated so hospital bed utilization rates never got near 84%. Even during the second wave the hospital system was not near capacity. Flattening the curve worked… back in April 2020.

See also: https://protect-public.hhs.gov/pages/hospital-capacity

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All Cause Mortality (lack of) Growth in the USA with the COVID

http://healthcorrelator.blogspot.com/2021/01/has-covid-led-to-increase-in-all-cause.html

See also children are unaffected:

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