Here we are, yet another Monday in the unending succession of those dreary days. It’s almost enough to make you start downing pills like Skittles (which, by the way, I don’t like, personally – FAR too much sugar). Fortunately, the Great Mondaydact Browser Popper is here to remind you of just why that is such a terrible idea.
For it turns out that SSRIs are in fact useless. Let’s leave it up to the in-house medical expert, Greg Gutfeld, to explain, as only he can:
It gets rather worse than that. Pills like those aren’t just useless, they are actively DANGEROUS. If you try to go cold-turkey from using SSRIs, you will essentially release a flood of negative emotions that will absolutely overwhelm you and make you truly suicidal.
The ancients had it right. Depression is a condition of one’s entire surroundings and is much more complex than anything we understand today. It is not something that you can just treat with drugs as a form of escape or amelioration.
To get past depression, you must first become resilient and strong. You have to surround yourself with things that uplift the spirit – natural and human beauty in form, art, architecture, and surroundings. This helps explain why I feel very happy in Moscow, and very depressed in almost all of India, for instance – the former is clean, orderly, well-maintained, safe, beautiful, and efficient, while the latter is crowded, noisy, smelly, and full of people who have zero civic sense.
The epidemic of depression that we see sweeping Western nations does not arise from chemical imbalances in the brain. It arises from a sterile and miserable existence that we have foisted on ourselves. We eat processed chemically saturated garbage, so we feel like garbage. Our lives are filled with ease and comfort, without any need to strive and fight, so we suppress our natural competitive drives and instincts and spend our lives desperately trying to avoid giving offence and denying conflict. We are fat, lazy, insipid, and stupid, and so our bodies deteriorate and our brains follow suit.
You know what the absolute best cure is for ADHD, for instance? It is not Ritalin, which is basically just legalised methamphetamines. It is in fact socialisation, which is THE fastest way to cure ADHD among children. They aren’t rowdy and undisciplined because their brains need chemicals – they are rowdy and undisciplined because they have tremendous energy that needs to be burned off through physical activity and real social interactions with real people.
What the hell have we done to ourselves by denying God, turning our backs on Him, and the wonders that He created for us to safeguard and shepherd?!?! We think that we can medicate ourselves into happiness – we absolutely cannot, and every attempt to do so has resulted in DISASTER.
We need to stop pretending that the pharmaceutical industry has our best interests at heart anymore. it does not. The reality is that Big Pharma is a marketing machine aimed at getting us to consume their product, regardless of whether it is good for us. On balance, the evidence tells us that it is not.
The Mighty God-Emperor
His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, the Lion of Midnight, may the Lord bless him and preserve him, plans to embark on a purging of the Deep State if elected in 2024 – though, keep in mind, he said he was going to do that in 2016, and look at what happened:
If reelected in 2024, Trump is planning to cut about 50,000 administrative state employees to rein in unelected technocrats in federal government agencies that have great influence over policies impacting American workers, according to the outlet.
“The impact could go well beyond typical conservative targets such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service,” the report explained. “Trump allies are working on plans that would potentially strip layers at the Justice Department — including the FBI, and reaching into national security, intelligence, the State Department and the Pentagon, sources close to the former president say.”
The term administrative state specifically describes the phenomenon of unaccountable and unelected administrative agencies exercising power to create and enforce their own rules.
The administrative state uses its rule-making ability to essentially usurp the separation of powers between the three branches of government by creating a so-called fourth branch of government not created by the Constitution. Nearly 2 million federal government employees in federal agencies make up the administrative state. Trump has referred to the administrative state as the “swamp.”
Before Trump left office in 2021, he signed an executive order (EO) to reclassify federal government employees into Schedule F, which would have allowed the president to enhance accountability and job performance within the bureaucratic agencies.
“Unfortunately, the Government’s current performance management is inadequate, as recognized by Federal workers themselves,” the EO reads. “For instance, the 2016 Merit Principles Survey reveals that less than a quarter of Federal employees believe their agency addresses poor performers effectively.”
President Joe Biden canceled the order when he assumed office. But if Trump runs and wins in 2024, the former president is reportedly intending to reimplement the EO and purge the unelected technocrats artificially running the federal government.
That’s all well and good, but personally, I’d like to see Trump go full-on Khornate Berserker by now and simply start screaming, “KILL!!! MAIM!!! BURN!!!” and “BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!!!” at the various Deep State apparatchiks. Keep in mind that Trump was stymied at every step by his own people from enacting an America First agenda. While this does not excuse his very real personal failures – among them, trusting far too much in Javanka, for example – it also puts into perspective the reasons why the MAGA Revolution failed in 2020.
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Dawn of Battle
The Male Brain is back with his usual assortment of excellence. We start with an Aussie chick named Sorelle Amore, who offers financial advice and commentary on a number of topics. I don’t agree with her about quite a few things, but in this video, at least, she nails it:
Veritasium provides yet another outstanding “I Love Maths” moment:
Having trained as a mathematician, I really do enjoy maths, so I find stuff like that genuinely interesting.
FilmComicsExplained takes a look at one of the most amazingly accurate depictions of a dystopian future, the brilliant and classic sci-fi action film, Demolition Man:
I never actually saw that movie in full until literal decades after it was released, and I have to say, it was truly prescient.
Academy of Ideas asks whether Western political systems are capable of persecuting their own people:
Of course they are capable of persecuting their own. In fact, they are already doing it. The supposed “liberal Western democracies” and their much-vaunted “rules-based international order” are clearly nothing more than jokes in extremely bad taste. Try questioning the “HOH-LEE SAHYENCE!!!”, or the amount of control exerted over the body politic, (((media)))))))))))), culture, and discourse by secular Jews, or the LGBTQWTFISTHISSHIT mental illnesses, and watch just how fast you will be deplatformed and persecuted.
ReasonTV offers a mildly humourous take on a new statute in Clownipornia that will undoubtedly make the Neo-Darwinists short out their own brains through cognitive dissonance:
Black Pigeon Speaks asks which movie most accurately predicted our current predicaments:
LRFotS Randale6 is back with a few videos to keep us tickled and busy today. We start with the results of that previous video from last week from the creators of Flashgitz, in which Tom & Don tried to figure out what a historically accurate Hercules animated film would have been like:
How much acid did Tom & Dave take while animating that one?
ALL OF IT. ALL OF THE ACID.
It is interesting, by the way, to see how they invert the typical “well mine is bigger!” trope, too.
Here’s one from the actual Flashgitz channel about what Black Pokemon would be like:
Mark Dice is most amused by Alexandria Occasional-Cortex’s hilarious posturings:
China Uncensored breaks down the news about the madness afflicting the Middle Kingdom:
Jason Siler notes that even the most hardcore Leftist Blacks are finally beginning to twig onto the reality that Brandon is a DISASTER for their race:
The dynamic duo over at Redacted
Jacob Dreizin offers up his thoughts on the collapsing economic situation and the likelihood of a Pandemic of the Vaccinated:
Дед Сварилвый Говорит!
Grandpa Grumpuss grumps, grumpily, about the sheer folly of imagining that a single weapons system will be enough to change the balance of the 404 War, or the West’s increasingly evident lack of military capabilities as compared to Russia’s:
He is entirely correct, and of course, he is vastly more qualified to opine about military matters than I am. Wars are not won by individual weapons or soldiers. They are won by effective, coordinated use of entire armies and systems. That is why armies with inferior weapons can still prevail against technologically superior foes – it is all very well and good to have a super-duper complicated amazeballs weapon, but if you have to waste a lot of time fiddling about trying to figure out how to use it, someone will eventually sneak up on you and bash your brains out with a rock.
And when you face an enemy that has MULTIPLE systems that are far superior to your own, AND the ability to coordinate the usage of those systems in combat at a level that you cannot match, well, you’re basically bringing a pocketknife to an artillery duel. It ain’t gonna end well.
It’s All Greek To Us
The dynamic duo of The Duran has had a very busy week. First up, Alexander Mercouris breaks down in admirable detail the now-inescapable total failure of Western sanctions:
His good friend and colleauge Alex Christoforou, is back from YouTube jail, and offers his signature roving takes on Hungary’s warning to the Western powers:
And in their joint programme, the Greeks examine what MBS’s embrace of Russia means for the Western world:
The inimitable, irrepressible Katie Hopkins has her own YouTube channel now, and boy is she fun to watch:
PJW notes with a certain weary resignation that the Rona is back:
The lovely and charming Dr. Sam Bailey asks what makes a great doctor:
Warriors of Faith
Dr. Jay Smith from PfanderFilms and his friend Lloyd de Jongh further explore what shariah has to say about who can be executed under Islamic law:
Al-Fadi from CIRA International and Dr. Jay Smith continue to demolish the authenticity and “perfect preservation” of the Koran:
Manly Men of Manliness
Terrence Popp has excellent advice for you – if your gut tells you that something isn’t right, LISTEN TO IT:
Joker from Better Bachelor has a truly heartbreaking story for us, of a 5-year-old boy in China abandoned by the man that he thought was his father, at his school. The problem is that it turned out that the boy was not biologically related to the father. The boy’s whore of a mother cheated on her husband with someone and let him impregnate her. In a world with plentiful and easy contraception, this isn’t just wrong, it’s downright STUPID.
And the one who pays for her bad conduct, is her son.
It’s a very sad story, but i think that Joker gets it exactly right in terms of where the blame lies:
Burn Paedowood to the Ground
Midnight’s Edge examines whether the rumours of Amber Turd getting BTFOd from the production of that underwater fish-speaking movie are true:
Overlord Dicktor Van Doomcock goes full Q-Shaman while exploring the dysfunctional relationship between Queen Karen Kennedy and Jon Favreau over at Lucasfarts:
Gary from Nerdrotic notes that nobody cares about Marvel Phase Bore and the M-She-U:
Ryan Kinel points out that Netflix’s loss of one MEEEEELLION customers is actually less bad than they thought it would be:
The Drinker watched the new Netflix adaptation of Resident Evil, so that you don’t have to – and believe me, you REALLY DON’T WANT TO:
Reading Too Much Into Things
Your “Science is F***ING WEIRD” moment of the week is from The Male Brain, and essentially discusses how brainwaves generated in sleep, affect your overall awareness of the world around you:
During sleep, sensory stimuli rarely trigger a behavioral response or conscious perception. However, it remains unclear whether sleep inhibits specific aspects of sensory processing, such as feedforward or feedback signaling. Here, we presented auditory stimuli (for example, click-trains, words, music) during wakefulness and sleep in patients with epilepsy, while recording neuronal spiking, microwire local field potentials, intracranial electroencephalogram and polysomnography. Auditory stimuli induced robust and selective spiking and high-gamma (80–200 Hz) power responses across the lateral temporal lobe during both non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Sleep only moderately attenuated response magnitudes, mainly affecting late responses beyond early auditory cortex and entrainment to rapid click-trains in NREM sleep. By contrast, auditory-induced alpha–beta (10–30 Hz) desynchronization (that is, decreased power), prevalent in wakefulness, was strongly reduced in sleep. Thus, extensive auditory responses persist during sleep whereas alpha–beta power decrease, likely reflecting neural feedback processes, is deficient. More broadly, our findings suggest that feedback signaling is key to conscious sensory processing.
Your long read of the week is from Andrei Rayevskiy, aka The Saker, who is finally back from his self-imposed exile for health reasons, with a LONG analysis about the 404 War that is well worth reading in full because it touches on so many different and important points:
During WWII the Russian people quickly understood that Hitler was no “liberator”, no more than Napoleon before him, and that he only used that kind of language to try to achieve victory. Then, during the Cold War, it was easy to believe that the enemy of the West was Communism and its idea of universal liberation from the capitalist yoke. Surely, if Russia got rid of the CPSU the West would embrace such a free Russia?
Nope, the exact opposite happened: in spite the “all you can eat” “freedoms” of bluejeans, fast foods, crime and pornography, Russia was plundered and came very very close to totally breaking up (only the 2nd Chechen war with Putin as the Commander in Chief prevented that from happening). Instead of the promised “democratic heaven” Russia got deeply immersed in the worst kind of capitalist hell imaginable.
Furthermore, the combination of a rather inept Soviet propaganda machine and a much more effective western propaganda gave many Russians the illusion that the West was a group of free and prosperous nations only wanting the best for Russia. The Western-run nightmare of the 90s opened the eyes of some, but not all. As did the apocalypse in the so-called “independent Ukraine”. But the kind of open, direct and absolute hatred for Russia, Putin and everything Russian we all see know has convinced the vast majority of Russians that what the West erally wants is a “final solution” to the “Russian problem” not unlike what the Papist regime of Pavelic during WWII wanted for the Serbs: kill ⅓, expel another ⅓ and “convert” the remaining ⅓.
Some things never change, especially not in the West. The Muslim are all spot on when they speak of the “modern Crusaders”!
So far, Russia has only been observing with some amazement, and even amusement, how the EU was committing economic, political and social suicide without even trying to improve its fate. For the people of Europe, there is only one thing more important than their imperialistic and racist mindset: their wallets. And that wallet has been hurting pretty badly since the self-defeating “sanctions” against Russia were implemented. In Russia that attitude is referred to as a “kid freezing his own ears to piss off his granny”: infantile, self-defeating and simply stupid. That being said: how many regimes (by that I mean political systems, as opposed to governments which are specific people; for example, if Truss replaces Johnson in the UK, this will be a government change, but not a regime change) are threatened by popular discontent in the EU?
The sad reality is that none. Oh sure, they are immensely unpopular, just like “Biden” is in the USA, but changing the puppet figureheads will do nothing to change the regimes in power (basically US-controlled colonial occupation regimes).
It is therefore likely that Russia will have to turn up the pain dial quite a few notches up before the sheep in the EU or the US come to their senses. Primarily, I think of economic measures, but if the crazies from the 3B+PU do something really stupid Russia will not hesitate to use military power if/when needed. The bottom line is this: Russia needs to denazify all of the European continent, and the more countries are told to join NATO, the more candidates for denazification Russia will have.
Linkage is good for you:
- Vladislav Ugolny points out that, for the people of Donbass, their treatment at the hands of their Ukrainian occupiers was nothing short of inhuman and savage;
- Rachel Marsden examines the role that Western politicians and leaders have played in the economic devastation that anti-Russian sanctions have wrought upon their own nations;
- Larry Johnson is astonished and horrified by Western hatred of Russians, and rightly so, and asks why it even exists in the first place;
- Grandpa Grumpuss has absolute and utter contempt for the so-called “TV Generals” that keep appearing all over FAUX and CNNLOL and offering the same idiotic opinions;
- Bernhardt from Moon of Alabama notes that Australia is FINALLY beginning to twig onto the reality that its deal with the Americans for nuclear submarines is nothing short of a complete disaster;
- Pat “Mr. Paleoconservative” Buchanan asks why the hell Brandon is such a feisty chap, given that he’s well into his dotage and clearly senile;
- Our Beloved and Dreaded Supreme Dark Lord (PBUH) Voxemort the Most Malevolent and Terrible turns his baleful gaze upon the High Priest of Jordanetics, who presumes to lecture Christians on what we are supposed to believe;
- Dominic Cummings offers up a series of thoughts on the current geopolitical situation in PommieBastardLande that, while rather self-congratulatory (he IS a Gamma, after all), are also highly accurate;
- You wouldn’t know it based on what either Western OR Chinese media tell you, but the PRC is actually going through a severe banking crisis that may well spiral out of control if they aren’t very, very careful;
- David Haggith notes that economists aren’t actually particularly clever or capable – having studied the subject for years, I can strongly confirm;
- Dr. Richard Moss notes that, Come the Revolution, it will be the country bumpkins, not the urban elites, who will survive and thrive, because they actually know how to live off the land;
- The Coof may or may not have been caused by a coronavirus – I am increasingly of the opinion that it is really the flu – but its symptoms are neither new nor surprising, given the OC43 pandemic of nearly 100 years ago;
- If you’ve ever wondered whether spousal affairs have predictable patterns to them – the answer is yes, and they almost always stem from the exact same root causes;
- Turns out that Brolon may well have boinked Sergey Brin‘s ex-wife – just when you thought that Brolon couldn’t be more like Tony Stark in real life, he goes and surprises us all;
- The eloquent and sagacious Peter Hitchens points out the sheer hypocrisy of the so-called “equality agenda”, which does everything to delegitimise the things that actually make people happy;
And some more from Dawn Pine:
- A woman blames IVF for her hypergamous instincts that led her to bone her boss’s brains out, which is hilarious and amazingly stupid to anyone with an ounce of sense;
- Another bunch of Beta males want to convince you that having six-pack abs is unhealthy and a bad way to get women – which is idiotic and ridiculous, lower body fat is GOOD and intensely attractive to women;
- If you thought that things were bad in the markets up until now, cheer up – they are about to get WAY worse!!!;
- Remember that scene at the beginning of The Dark Knight where a whole bunch of Batmen showed up to help the real one, and he kicked their asses? Well, that actually happened in real life in Egypt, of all places;
- The collective West appears to have run out of ideas, and steam, with respect to “The Iran Problem”, so yet again, the only thing they can come up with is MOAR SANKSHUNS!!!;
- An American company is trying to create a cryptocurrency in Venezuela that they claim is fully decentralised and useful for transactions – it isn’t, and it’s not;
- The Moon Landing seemed to be a harmonious event of inspirational teamwork and amazing camaraderie – in fact, it was anything but, and truly only Divine intervention explains how the whole thing could happen;
- The Danes, of all people, have banned Google and their Chromebooks from schools because of data privacy issues – colour me surprised;
- So a male prisoner who claims to be a woman knocks up two ACTUAL female prisoners, and only THEN gets removed from the prison, yet no one can figure out whether he is male or female in terms of pronouns? Jesus wept;
- The Babylon Bee continues to report all the news that’s fit to misprint, and now that Fraudci’s retirement is FINALLY on the horizon, they give him an appropriate and fitting sendoff;
- Remember that banking crisis that I mentioned above? The ChiComs are deploying actual tanks to the streets to stop the people from getting their money out of the banks;
- You know shit’s gettin’ weird when the Mexicans start complaining about illegal immigration from Africa – we’re so deep in Clown World that the clowns look sane;
- Brexit was a great idea with lousy execution, as the Limeys are discovering – they’ve literally LOST hundreds of illegals that came through and have no way of tracking them, despite having cameras everywhere in every major city;
- Brandon is doing so well that the ayatollahs in Iran now reckon that they can build a nuclear bomb – though they say they don’t want to;
MUH RUSHIAN KAHLOOOOOZHUN!!!
The Neo-Tsar spoke at the latest meeting of the Astana Process group in Tehran, during talks with Turkey’s Erdogan and Iran’s Raisi, about the importance of resolving the Syrian conflict through the efforts of Syrians themselves, without constant meddling by other powers (especially in the West):
Those Who Fail To Learn From History…
History lessons of the week:
Your Great Man of the Week is Kublai Khan, one of the greatest diplomats and imperial managers in history:
Atriox could have been an absolutely amazing villain in the “main” HALO series, if only 343i had bothered to develop him:
Maybe there will be more of Atriox in future HALO Infinite platform releases. I certainly hope so. He is assuredly the scariest and best individual villain since… Well, actually, EVER, in the entirety of the series. I can’t think of a single analogue to him in the entire original trilogy, and he is a far, far better villain than the Didact (hey, that’s ME!!!) in HALO 4.
And now let’s watch slayergod Remy aka Mint Blitz do his thing:
That’s Not Gone Well…
Wazzocks gonna wazzock:
Kitchen Nightmares with the Angry Scot:
Pictionary, Pulchritude, Pew-Pews
And lots more of that:
I actually did ask my mother earlier this week how and when the Limeys turned into such complete pussies with respect to hot weather (though I phrased it a bit differently, obviously), given that they conquered half the world, including some of the most miserably hot and horrid places on Earth.
No headlines this week, because the news has gotten so absurd that it requires no additional mockery from me. And also I’m just too damn lazy to go hunting for them.
Your aminules are adorkable moment of the week:
And also your animals are absolute DICKS moment of the week, to balance things out:
And finally, your “Meanwhile, in Russia” moment of the week:
The Lords of Steel
Gym beast props this week go to Steve Bake:
Livin’ in the Land of the Metal Gods
Finally, we get to our Instathot of the start of the week. This here is Daisy Keech, age 22, from Clownipornia, USSA. She is an Instaham influenza, whatever that involves, and has a dog and a boyfriend. Despite this (or perhaps, because of it), she appears to have a SERIOUS case of chronic RBF.
OK, that’s it, show’s over, quit slacking off and get back to work.
The Gutfeld round table on antidepressants is astonishing. For being on a network run entirely by Pharma marketing dollars, its pretty harsh. At min 6:14, everyone has a good laugh about getting too close to the Pharma wire. The universal nervous chuckle means they were each already uncomfortable with violating the prime directive of DO NOT PISS OFF THE ADVERTISERS.
In their haste to have funny jokes they blast right past 60 million Americans addicted by the way of the white coats. This whole scam makes the Oxy epidemic a small fish, and oxy ain’t no small fish. Johan Hari was right in Lost Connections, no amount of medication lets you outrun the sadness.
Then this Didact fellow says: “ so we suppress our natural competitive drives and instincts and spend our lives desperately trying to avoid giving offence and denying conflict. We are fat, lazy, insipid, and stupid, and so our bodies deteriorate and our brains follow suit.”
—-> PREACH, BROTHER!
[Why Country Bumpkins will win the day: Dr. Richard Moss]
“These metropolitans, gentry liberals, and globalists dwell in leftist coastal ecosystems, having their opinions confirmed daily by everyone around them. Predictable and conformist, they hilariously imagine themselves wild and free, and look down at those who know so much of nature and can live and flourish in the wild.”
This whole piece is worth reading, great linkage! It’s a dressing down similar to Taleb’s Intellectual Yet Idiot piece.
Of course, it inevitably brings to mind a legendary piece of country by Hank Williams: A Country Boy Can Survive
[Six Pack Abs: (I blame you for this Dawn Pine!)]
The truth is you need muscle mass to have definition in the abs. You don’t get mass in those muscles from crunches. You don’t get them from being skinny fat. You get them from genuine hard work. Swinging hammers, driving fences, hanging sheetrock. If that’s not an option then it’s the squats/deadlifts/overheads. Get big, put on mass, then loose the fluff. Now you’re taking your shirt off at the pool with purpose.
Also, who the hell runs a site called Fatherly while using the word cisgender? The moderns can go die in a fire, and take the silly workout advice with you.
Another week, another monday machine, thank you! Do we get Bukaw or fight clips again in the future?
Read the Saker’s piece and it’s 95% good analysis except for the rest when he goes on rants about perfidious Europeans trying to conquer Russia for centuries and exploit the rest of the world in the meantime because, you know, Europe does not have resources! Oh no, in those moments he sounded like some leftist academic.