Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

Month: January 2020 Page 2 of 3

Australia is not a nation of immigrants.

Former Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm commits the sin of noticing:

If you have been watching TV lately, you will have noticed that many advertisements include at least one black or brown person. Some of the family scenes, such as a black and white couple with kids that are clearly unrelated to either, are artificial to the point of absurdity. Actors with black or brown faces must be getting plenty of work.

Increasing sales is not the only purpose of these ads though; what they are doing is virtue signalling about diversity. It is the same reason there are many more black and brown presenters at the ABC and SBS.

I must admit that when I initially read this I was more than a little astounded. You see, Leyonhjelm based his entire parliamentary career on being a libertarian, which is sort of like basing your entire international cricket career on backyard cricket and whether or not over the fence is out. Libertarians inhabit an imaginary world, a world only enabled by Western civilization, where people can do whatever they like in the privacy of their own home because they are all mature and everything will turn out just fine.

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Homosexuality is not good for you.

Over the weekend a clip popped up on my feed of a group of young people in Brisbane loudly disrupting a “drag queen story hour” for kids. The protest took the form of chanting slogans which alluded to the certain inappropriateness of degenerate men dressed as faux-women reading unsavory stories to young children. Any person with some semblance of morals can immediately understand what is wrong with having drag queens “educating” impressionable children. It is sick and dangerous. But in our back the front modern world, it is incumbent on those with morals to demonstrate just why this sort of thing should not take place.

The young conservatives in question decided to go back to basics and use the tools of the left against them. The left delight in noisily shutting down public events of which they do not approve, so it was nice to see them get a taste of their own medicine. Scenes of pathetic men in frocks and lippy attempting to reason with the protestors just made it even better as far as I was concerned. However, I did note that the online mob were already calling for the heads of the protestors. Some band called The Veronicas were particularly strident in their shrill calls for retribution.

By Monday the leader of the protestors was dead by his own hand. On top of it all, it transpires that he himself was gay.

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Sir Roger Scruton.

Sir Roger Scruton, the great conservative philosopher, thinker and writer, has died. Well, we all have to go sometime I suppose. This one irks me somewhat, however, as I have long held his quiet disobedience and nonacceptance with the modern regulatory state as a personal guide and inspiration. I am well aware that the term conservative has lost all its meaning, but if there had been a few more conservatives like Sir Roger then we wouldn’t have lost our way quite so badly.

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Podcast #131 – The Z Man vs Vox Day grudge match.

Where I examine just why The Z Man and Vox Day are suddenly at each others’ throats. Also, Aussie bushfires and Harry and his hoe.

Relevant links:

Z Man has a go at online grifters.

Vox takes umbrage with Z Man’s views about his pending lawsuit.

Vox takes even more umbrage.

Stunning and brave.

Can women do comedy? Of course not, Lucille Ball excepted. But they can when it’s written by a man. For those that don’t know, Titania McGrath is a spoof Twitter account by comedian Andrew Doyle. He hired an excellent female actor for the part and here is a small sample of the first stand up performance. So very brave. And stunning.

And an interview with Doyle a few months before he finished casting the part.

Book reviews – those kittens aren’t gonna sacrifice themselves.

My books continue to sell at a steady pace which I put down to my renewed dedication to kitten sacrifice. But all jokes aside, (I’m allergic to dedication), it’s nice when I get the occasional review. Like this one the other day:

I read this book, along with Adam’s second book Run Guts, Pull Cones, over the course of 2 days. Both were thoroughly enjoyable. The book rolls along at top speed. Constantly changing characters, locations and situations kept me entertained. I found a few lessons in the book that I wish I had had as a younger man, and more than a few scenarios reminded me of situations in which I had found myself. An excellent way to reminisce, and an enjoyable reminder of timeless lessons for both young and not-so-young men everywhere.

Thanks, Joshua. Glad you liked them.

If you haven’t read them then what are you waiting for? If you have read them but you haven’t left a review, how many more kittens must needlessly suffer? And if you have read them and you have left a review, then those kittens were worth it.

Next book is progressing nicely. Got a fair bit done on the holidays. Getting divorced has really helped with the material for this book.

Friday hawt chicks & links – The she-devil edition.

The Friday hawt chicks & links reckons that this has been an especially exciting week of tidbits and interesting times. Trump dominates proceedings what with knocking off an Iranian supremo general with a missile composed of rotating knives. All that was left was a garish ring on a finger. Sort of like what Triggly Puff’s new boyfriend looks like after a torrid night of the rumpy pumpy.

When Trump does something of note it is always wise to heed the 48 hour rule. In other words, wait 48 hours to see what the true lay of the land is, and this one was no exception; a big old manipulation to get US troops out of Iraq. Hell, it’s only been 3 decades. What are they in, some kind of rush?

Also prescient is to listen to the neocon talking heads to find out their views on the matter. They have a 100% track record of being irrevocably wrong on absolutely everything, so if they reckon Trump has made a disastrous boo-boo then you can be confident that this was a great move akin to me asking out Sharon the Cannon for the high school dance in 1987.

They didn’t call her the cannon for nothing.

But Trump has been overshadowed by the spectacular and continuing public demonstration of what happens when an insecure beta marries a psychological dominatrix. In a decision that was made by one woman only, Prince Harry and his bride are going to ditch the Royal Family to earn a crust, which is truly one of the more stupid ideas every propagated, beaten only by beginning a land war in Russia or South East Asia. Or perhaps both at the same time. All I can say is that the future divorce and fallout is going to be so brutal, it would cause Genghis Khan to avert his gaze. Good on ya, Harry. You win the dumb fuck of the century award, and we still have 7 decades to go.

You see, boys; choosing your lady is rather an important decision. So choose … wisely.

Anyway, there are some links and chicks to follow. You know the drill, right? Favorite moment of your collective miserable weeks, I’d wager. Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling that does. Poor old, Harry. But still, one must suffer for one’s art.

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Big companies hate innovation but they love regulation.

John Wilder has up an excellent piece on why recessions are good for the economy.

I’ve shared this opinion before:  recessions are good for the economy.  Bankrupt businesses are good for the economy.  Are they painful in the short term?  Certainly.  But they provide a great service – they clear out the companies that don’t add value to the customers.

This is something that I’ve talked about before. Cleaning out the dead wood is not just good for the economy; it lets new start up businesses enter the market and succeed. That success is critical because a big reason why new businesses succeed is in being innovative. Innovation is one of the core concepts of true market capitalism. The beneficiaries of innovation are the consumers. With innovation we get better products at lower prices. Televisions and mobile phones are excellent examples of this concept in action. Note that there is no government interference in these markets. Partly due to that absence of government manipulation, these products become cheaper and better over time. Companies must innovate in order to keep attracting customers. Products in which governments interfere will inevitably get more expensive and progressively worse. Think healthcare or education.

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Saving his son – this is what fathers do.

I am presently on an offshore support vessel somewhere in Germany and the internet is rather spotty. To that end I have seen that Ricky Gervais took it to the crowd at an awards ceremony but I haven’t been able to watch it which is rather frustrating. I also can’t access most sites from here as they just time out. I can access my own site though because it is on a very good server that runs extremely well and is secured. There ya go.

One story that I have seen that I want to comment on is the 4 year old boy in Queensland in Australia who got attacked at the family home by a 5 meter rock python.

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Sunday lifting thread – A new year of pain.

I haven’t done a lifting thread for a while, so the new year is a good time to put out another one. This is the time of year when gyms are besieged with newbies, the vast majority of whom will be gone within three weeks. I’ve seen a few messages around saying that we need to treat these newbies, who will get in our way and don’t have a clue about gym etiquette, with patience and understanding.

That’s nice and all, but another viewpoint would be to crush newbie gym goers, see them driven before us and hear the lamentations of their women. Just a thought.

Anyway, at my local gym they have a large chalkboard wall where members can write what their goals are for the year. I have never written on the board because I am not a moron. But I was there the other day when a staff member rubbed it clean and fresh. There it was in all its terrifying blankness. Who would be the first one to write on the board? Everyone pretended that the blank board wasn’t there.

So I thought, fuck it. I’ll write on the board. And I actually had something semi-decent to write, at least I thought so anyway.

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