Strangers in a once familiar land.

An opinion piece in The Australian takes a hefty stick to the cult of multiculturalism – Multiculturalism has failed: let’s cut immigration, refugee intake. For anyone even vaguely familiar with the talking points on the nationalist right over the past few years there is nothing here that is new or surprising. In fact, quite a bit of the article is either incorrect or half-baked.

The age of empires was over. What replaced it was the nation state. Empires over two centuries broke down into independent countries with their own flags, anthems, emblems and jurisdictions.

Hardly. The age of empires replaced the nation states that were consumed and subverted by the empires. The failure of the empires saw a return to what had existed before, which was the nation state. It’s also critical to keep in mind that the term nation refers not to borders drawn on a map, but to a homogenous body of people sharing family ties, a shared history, religion and customs, and culture.

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Sunday lifting thread – Coming back from a break.

Today I went back to the gym after a 3 week break. The break was spontaneous; I was on my way to the gym after work and suddenly I couldn’t face it. Two years hitting the gym three times a week with only occasional misses here and there and I just needed the time off. But today I went back.

To a new gym. I joined the Sportja gym in Leiden. I’ve had my eye on the gym for a while but I couldn’t make it work due to its location. But now I’ve figured out a way to incorporate it into my busy schedule, which is awesome seeing as it’s a real lifting gym. Loads of squat racks. Deadlift platforms. Bench press benches with safety bars. No cardio machines!

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Friday hawt chicks & links – It’s a joke edition.

What do you call 100 SJWs in a hole?

A good start.

What do you call an SJW in a car park?

A speed bump.

What’s the difference between an SJW and a trampoline?

You take off your shoes before you jump on a trampoline.

What do apples and SJWs have in common?

They both look good hanging from a tree.

What do you get when you cross a blonde and an SJW?

Impossible to know. There are some things even a blonde won’t do.

How do you get an SJW out of a tree?

Cut the rope.

How do you save a drowning SJW?

Take your foot off her head.

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SJW’s started this fight; it’s up to us to finish it.

Last week a female SJW game designer named Jessica Price had a meltdown on Twitter where she ranted at a fan. Shockingly she lost her job as a result. It’s shocking because it looks like the tables have finally begun to turn in the video game industry, an industry that was well on its way to complete SJW subversion before the spontaneous customer rebellion that was #GamerGate.

My old comrade at arms on the gaming blogging front, The Greedy Goblin himself, had a few words to say on the subject.

I’m afraid we are the victim of the same blindness when we attribute the firing of Jessica to her own actions. The truth is that her actions angered “us” (gamers, gaming community, redditors, Gamergaters, whatnot) but that alone means nothing else than us being angry. We are also angry on many people we can’t fire. But Jessica could be fired, because their company did not want to mess with “us”.

So the SJWs are finally getting a taste of their own medicine. Reason to celebrate, right? Not so fast. According to Gevlon this is all bad.

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