March 1, 2012

Andrew Breitbart, RIP

I don't actually know much about the late Andrew Breitbart, who dropped dead last night at age 43, but I want to relate something my wife observed when I had cancer at 38. Lots of people would eventually ask her, "So ... Steve smokes, right?" When she said I didn't, the nonsmokers would look worried and unhappy, and the smokers would look relieved.

We like to believe that whenever anybody dies, it's his own fault. That means, that you, personally, not having any major faults, don't ever have to die.

It's like the test pilots at Edwards AFB in The Right Stuff sitting around at a backyard cookout after one of their neighbors died flying some experimental piece of junk.

Husband 1: Poor Mike ...
Husband 2: Yeah, it's kind of surprising he let himself get in that situation.
Wife 2: What situation?
Husband 2: You know, not being able to handle it.
Wife 1: Handle it? The left wing fell off his airplane!
Husband 3: Yeah, but if afterward's he'd vectored the ailerons with a little more reactive thrust.
Husband 1: And updrafted the trailing surfaces.
Husband 2: Of course.
Wives 1, 2, and 3: The wing fell off!
Husbands 1, 2, and 3: He just didn't have the Right Stuff ...

Conversely, this reminds me of my own automatic assumptions about anybody with more energy than myself (i.e., about 75% of humanity):

A. Obviously, he's on cocaine / Adderall / steroids / adrenochrome etc.

B. Obviously, he's bipolar and is this close to snapping into a full-blown manic episode in which he declares himself the Emperor of Antarctica. 

116 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lots of liberals probably had wished that he would drop dead.

Anonymous said...

Was Breitbart a smoker?

Anonymous said...

They said that he dropped dead due to "natural causes". What does that mean? Brain aneurysm? Anything that wasn't caused by another person?

Anonymous said...

We like to believe that whenever anybody dies, it's their own fault.

We do?

Anonymous said...

When you have a lot of dirt on Obama, naturally, you die.

The Right Stuff is an AWESOME movie btw

Carol said...

"A. Obviously, he's on cocaine / Adderall / steroids / adrenachrome etc."

Well, it's true! BTW never heard of that last one.

Larkspur said...

Breitbart was interesting in that he was ethnically Irish while being raised Jewish and in Hollywood. He'll always be linked to Matt Drudge in my mind as they are so much alike except Drudge is a bit of a recluse while Breitbart was the guy who hijacked Anthony Weiner's resignation conference.

The Daily Mail has some pictures of three of his four kids and they're adorable.

Anonymous said...

Somehow it's always about you...

Anonymous said...

We do?

I think we do for people who die before they're old.

Tscottme said...

pilots, especially test pilots, are analyzers. They remain alive by being more analytical than "normal" people. In the example, they are analyzing the problem, with typical Aspy directness. First you remove the emotion then you look at the problem. However much emotion and chaos there is, first you remove the emotion, and then you look at the problem.

Anonymous said...

Note that immediately after Ted Kennedy died, Breitbart tweeted his delight that this “villian, big-ass motherfucker, duplicitous bastard, prick” was dead.

Anonymous said...

I loved Breitbart, feel really down about his death.

Funny, but like you, I wonder about the same things. With Andrew, I often wondered if he was bipolar I!, in virtually a hypomanic state so much energy and so many ideas he had, but that was just guessing.

I heard Hannity on radio this morning say Breitbart knew he had some heart "issue," but beyond that, I haven't heard anything except "died of natural causes."

I imagine the family thought it important to get the "natural causes" thing out there fast because recently he announced he had a video about having something on Obama/Dems which he was going to release at "just the right time" during election season.

Anonymous said...

Boy, I'll bet adoptive parents were really surprised when they got a kid with this guy's energy and drive.

Anonymous said...

"Note that immediately after Ted Kennedy died, Breitbart tweeted his delight that this “villian, big-ass motherfucker, duplicitous bastard, prick” was dead."

And why not?

Anonymous said...

The first thing I think is foul play.

I have no basis.

It is just the first thing to come to mind.

The Brain said...

But I'm the Emperor of Antarctica!

average black mind said...

The same guy who killed Whitney did this guy.

Hunsdon said...

Anonydroid said: Somehow it's always about you...

Hunsdon replied: You may have noticed the title of the blog: "iSteve."

Anonymous said...

I heard Hannity on radio this morning say Breitbart knew he had some heart "issue,"

Yeah he knew he didn't have one.

Larkspur said...

"I imagine the family thought it important to get the "natural causes" thing out there fast because recently he announced he had a video about having something on Obama/Dems which he was going to release at "just the right time" during election season."

That speech was the last thing I saw of him. Breitbart never oversold anything and his scoops always lived up to their promises.

Who will release those videos now?

Breitbart seemed very quintessentially Irish to me in his bearing.

Anonymous said...

Note that immediately after Ted Kennedy died, Breitbart tweeted his delight that this “villian, big-ass motherfucker, duplicitous bastard, prick” was dead.


Yeah, but who didn't feel that way about Teddy, the murdering dirtbag.

Anonymous said...

Maybe too much saturated fat and transfat too.

Anonymous said...

"who dropped dead"

This doesn't sound too nice.

Anonymous said...

I guess to be a good test pilot, you have to believe that every situation is one you can recover from. You would never climb into some experimental aircraft otherwise. It's a mistaken belief, but a necessary one.

Anonymous said...

This weird modern view of death is the result of the leftist project of replacing God with social engineering/science/computer code/government/etc. These perpetual adolescents not only think they can stay aged 20 their entire lives, but in perpetuity. I see it all the time. Someone we all know will die who is in their 70s, and all the leftist brats I know will be shocked that someone so young would actually drop dead. If the dearly departed was a right-winger of course, the leftists will all sort of kind of try to blame his death on that. They'll going to live forever. Or at least death will be pushed way back to something like 120, so that those leftists in their 50s can at least go into deeper denial about it all for a while.

Anonymous said...

Blame second-hand smoke.

No Name said...

Great point. Dead at 43? Oh, he must have been a drug user, a smoker, a sit-around-all-day and toss down eggs and roast beef kinda guy.

Nobody wants to believe that you can be a Teetotaler, non-smoker, vegetarian, who runs Marathons & dies at 43. That's too scary.

No Name said...

At one time the whole "Type A personality" was thought to be a factor in heart disease.

Never heard about it lately. Has it been dis-proven, because I think Andrew was a "Type A".

Anonymous said...

He was ethnically Irish and raised Jewish.

Maybe his liver failed on him. Too much Manischewitz?

Truth said...

Yeah, the planet suffered a huge loss with this one.

Anyway, per your article, it is a really pervasive thing to attribute someone else's success to to something other than his own doing as well. E.g.:

Jeremy Lin only made the NBA because he's on steroids.

The black guy only got his job because of Affirmative Action.

The Jew must have got the money from his daddy.

The woman fucked someone to get to the top.

The gold-chained foreigner did not come across his fortune honestly...

Come to think of it, Isteve is a veritable repository of ADOO. (Achievement Deflection of Others)

Anonymous said...

Steve, your post is eerily similar to an essay that I just read about Tolstoy's short novel, The Death of Ivan Ilych (1886).

It was featured a couple of days ago on Arts and Letters Daily:
http://tiny.cc/eeurh

Antarctic Emperor said...

What? You mean it's not normal to have manic episodes in which I declare myself the Emperor of Antarctica

Anonymous said...

Andrew did mention in an interview that he was diagnosed as ADHD in his early 20s and took ritilin for a week or so before giving it up. Wonder if a doctor talked him into some adderall? Thinking a healthy man can die randomly of natural causes at 43 is way too scary.

NCK said...

"Maybe too much saturated fat and transfat too."

Yeah, I'm a little surprised that people are "shocked" that a fat slob like Breitbart died at such a young age.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm a little surprised that people are "shocked" that a fat slob like Breitbart died at such a young age.



Ah, the deep deep thoughts of the modern leftist. Breibart was not any more overweight than the average American male in his mid-forties.

AllanF said...

Very true.

Inside baseball factoid: plaintiff lawyer in a worker-comp case will never allow guys of the same profession as the plaintiff on the jury. While it may seem like they'd stick together and be sympathetic to someone in their group, in truth the jurors won't want to admit the amount of shear luck and outside circumstances that keeps them alive and healthy. Mentally much safer to blame the plaintiff for "letting himself get in that situation."

Anonymous said...

"We like to believe that whenever anybody dies, it's his own fault."

We do?

anony-mouse said...

And don't forget, he was nominated for a Tony for his role as the Artful Dodger in the original Broadway cast of 'Oliver!' just a few years before the show that would make him famous started.

'Here we come...'

Glaivester said...

Wonder if a doctor talked him into some adderall? Thinking a healthy man can die randomly of natural causes at 43 is way too scary.

Well, that pretty much sums up the attitude Steve was describing.

Anonymous said...

Empire of Antarctica - now that's a good idea.

All we need is nuclear power, gentlemen, and the right ideology.

Marlowe said...

I thought this blog contained a veritable mine of explanations for non-achievement.

Anonymous said...

If nothing else he deserves the thanks of right minded people for bringing down ACORN, essentially the major criminal arm of the Democratic Party.

Francis said...

Is there a name for this sort of thinking?

Anonymous said...

Breitbart had polaroids of Obama tossing salad at Man's Country.

Steve Sailer said...

"And don't forget, he was nominated for a Tony for his role as the Artful Dodger in the original Broadway cast of 'Oliver!'"

And his mother invented Wite-Out.

josh said...

We do? Hell yeah! Look at my dear senator,Mark Kirk. He seemed to be lean and healthy,active and well cared for. (Never heard of a senator having to use the ER in lieu of insurance,or go to the Mexican clinic.)So the poor guy gets a STROKE!He will lose movement on one side and lots of intellectual function--a nitemare. I was upset by that and hoped he had some kind of genetic thing or maybe he smoked crack with Whitney;I just dont like the idea of baby boomer guys getting strokes.

Marlowe said...

Empire of Antarctica - now that's a good idea.

All we need is nuclear power, gentlemen, and the right ideology.


A crusade to bring democracy to our penguin brothers? To investigate rumours of al-Qaeda spreading jihad among the seals? An expedition for the purpose of enforcing the rights of homosexual killer whales?

Anonymous said...

And Truth chimes in with a tasteless and peevish post. Of course he didn't like Breitbart because Breitbart, in his own politically correct way, was a threat to racial double standards.

As in the case of Karl Rove, who the left branded as some kind of Machiavellian maniac and is anything but, Breitbart was always painted in the leftist mainstream as sleazy and disreputable when he was in fact a normal family guy and likable goofball.

Truth said...

"And Truth chimes in with a tasteless and peevish post. Of course he didn't like Breitbart..."

What makes you assume I was being ironic?

Renee said...

If the tapes come out, he died of natural causes...

They were supposed to be from Obama's college days. At the time (of his speech) he had been at Bill Ayers's home about three weeks prior. It was so much fun to speculate that Ayers himself, or his wife, gave them to him.

Ayers, watch your back! And your drinks!

Anonymous said...

Here is a YouTube video of Breitbart. Seems to be from 2/10/12.

"So what do we get now in Barack Obaba? Oh, I've got videos, by the way. This election we're going to vet him. I've got videos. This election we're going to vet him. From his college days, to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008. The videos are going to come out, the narrative is going to come out that Barack Obama met a bunch of silver ponytails back in the 1980s like Bill and Bernardine Dohrn who, equally radical, said one day we're going to have the presidency and the rest of us slept while they plotted and plotted they plotted and they plotted and the oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars in the Annenberg Challenge and they had real money from real capitalists..."

Anonymous said...

"I heard Hannity on radio this morning say Breitbart knew he had some heart 'issue."
___
Yeah he knew he didn't have one.

____

It's got to be hard for a leftie to put up with the truths of an HBD blog.

Anonymous said...

It's got to be hard for a leftie to put up with the truths of an HBD blog.

It's got to be hard for normal people to put up with the beta nerds of the HBD-sphere.

Anonymous said...

Anthony Cumia of the Opie and Anthony Show today mentioned that Breitbart really liked to party and strongly implied he used cocaine or the like.

Anonymous said...

I guess he was basically another neocon warmonger, but he did launch a fairly effective attack against the vast network of thieves, leftist ideologues and hatemangers who assist the ruling elites in their goal of white majority dispossession and the destruction of what remains of civilization. It's the tragedy of Durverger's Law that we are stuck with these two legacy parties.

Anonymous said...

It's got to be hard for a leftie to put up with the truths of an HBD blog.
_______
"It's got to be hard for normal people to put up with the beta nerds of the HBD-sphere."
_____

Actually, this beautiful, sexy woman is turned on by the HBD men on this blog. It's wimpy, effeminate gammas like you, the Alan Colmes, Mike Kinsley types, that ruin a good thread like this.

Anonymous said...

"Jeremy Lin only made the NBA because he's on steroids.
The black guy only got his job because of Affirmative Action.
The Jew must have got the money from his daddy.
The woman fucked someone to get to the top.
The gold-chained foreigner did not come across his fortune honestly..."

Truth speaks the truth... even when he's being sarcastic.

Anonymous said...

The black guy only got his job because of Affirmative Action.

Yeah, who ever heard of a black guy getting a job cos of AA? Ridiculous..

Truth said...

"Yeah, who ever heard of a black guy getting a job cos of AA? Ridiculous.."

I'd be happy to give you another chance here, Sport: Now what was my original point?

Auntie Analogue said...

Homo proponit, sed Deus disponit.

dogzma said...

"A. Obviously, he's on cocaine / Adderall / steroids / adrenochrome etc."

What's this adrenochrome all about? Can it be bought over the counter?


"B. Obviously, he's bipolar and is this close to snapping into a full-blown manic episode in which he declares himself the Emperor of Antarctica. "

It's not as if there's any competition for the job. Staying in your winter palace all summer only has positive connotations for me.

BTW, didn't Breitbart consume a Wimpy-sized platter of hamburgers daily?

Kylie said...

"'Note that immediately after Ted Kennedy died, Breitbart tweeted his delight that this “villian, big-ass motherfucker, duplicitous bastard, prick” was dead.'

And why not?"


Because it was about 50 years too late, that's why not.

Anonymous said...

"I'd be happy to give you another chance here, Sport"

Truth, is your hero Jay Gatsby or something?

Anonymous said...

I'd be happy to give you another chance here, Sport: Now what was my original point?


You only ever have one "point", Trooth, and that's to be obnoxious.

In your several years of commenting on this site your must at some stage have made a worthwhile and intelligent remark. I'm damned if I can remember it though.

Peter A said...

"If nothing else he deserves the thanks of right minded people for bringing down ACORN, essentially the major criminal arm of the Democratic Party"

Hardly. Breitbart was a great showman, and ACORN was an incompetently run sideshow that actually was doing very little that was actually illegal. Anyway, ask yourself this - what really changed when ACORN went away? Answer pretty much nothing, that basically sums up Breitbart's real impact on history.

Catperson said...

It's more accurate to say that we want to believe those who die are different from us in whatever way caused them to die. So people who are hated by the left, want to believe briebart died because he was supposedly fat. Those who are fat want to believe he was murdered by the left. Those who are both fat and hated by the left, want to believe his alcoholism killed him.

Catperson said...

Anyway, per your article, it is a really pervasive thing to attribute someone else's success to to something other than his own doing as well.

That's why malcolm gladwell's book outliers was such a success. The whole theme was that success is not caused by the individual as much as what's going on around the individual. So Gladwell argues that bill gates was the most successful person ever primarily because he just happened to be one of the first kids to ever have access to a computer. Gladwell even implied when asked about Obama in an interview that he was president because of affirmative action, though gladwell claimed this shows affirmative action works (it gave us the best man for the job).

Of course if success was really as much about luck as people claim, then evolution would never happen because survival of the fittest would really be survival of the luckiest and luck is not genetic.

Anonymous said...

In a similar manner, when someone's teenager goes off the rails with drugs, etc, observers attribute the misfortune to something the kid's parents did wrong--too strict, not strict enough, not enough unconditional love, over-protected, neglected , and so forth (pick your favorite). This allows people to continue believing the pleasant fiction that their kids will never get into trouble, because they were brought up right. If people realized how little control they have over the way their children will turn out they would be afraid to have children at all.

Anonymous said...

Same with unemployment.

Mention that you're between jobs, and there's a rush of specific questions -- "Did you contact every old classmate?" "Are you sending out 12 resumes a day?" "Do you wake up at 6 a.m. and dress is a suit everyday?"

The questions are about the person refusing to admit how easily her own job and career could come unglued.

sabril said...

I notice from Google search suggest that "Doug Fieger smoker" is a very popular search.

eh said...

We like to believe that whenever anybody dies, it's his own fault.

That must be the royal "we".

Anyway, smart people know that the risks said to be associated with smoking, being overweight, etc, are statistical in nature -- that is, not everyone who smokes will get cancer, not everyone who is overweight will get diabetes, etc.

Unfortunately, there aren't enough smart people around.

Davy Jones, runner and vegetarian, dies of a heart attack

Anonymous said...

"But I'm the Emperor of Antarctica!"

Okay, I'll concede Antarctica to you, but I'm still Queen of the White Trash Folks.

Anonymous said...

Turning White Trash into White Treasure. That is the great challenge before us.

Anonymous said...

I thought he would go onto alot of good stuff. He was good on the Carolla podcast (steve should get on that). Did he read this blog?

Anonymous said...

"Andrew did mention in an interview that he was diagnosed as ADHD in his early 20s and took ritilin for a week or so before giving it up. Wonder if a doctor talked him into some adderall?"

Sounds like your onto something.

Le Sigh said...

So I guess hatred really does impact your health. He'd probably still be alive if he hadn't been so full of pointless and misdirected anger

'HBD'ers would do well to take note. Won't be long before their own racial animosity, self-pity and vindictiveness towards their fellow humans manifests as radiating chest pains.

Have a good trip, Breitbart.

dearieme said...

Cheer up, chaps. Remember that most people who die of heart attacks have none of the heart attack "risk factors"

Anonymous said...

People who go on about Affirmative Action and call for it's dismantling are generally so low on the ladder of life that they're largely inconsequential in the greater scheme of things.

if you're low enough on the food chain that AA is a threat, its removal won't do you any good.

Ask Half Sigma.

Charlotte said...

"While it may seem like they'd stick together and be sympathetic to someone in their group, in truth the jurors won't want to admit the amount of shear luck and outside circumstances that keeps them alive and healthy. Mentally much safer to blame the plaintiff for "letting himself get in that situation."

That explains a lot about the attitude of so many women toward rape victims. Or the attitudes of people in general towards victims of assault, espcially when the perps are black (as they usually are in an urban area.) They just can't or won't imagine themselves in such a situation where somebody would be viciously attacked by a stranger ready to kill. Can't do it. Of course. What person doesn't want to be intimately assaulted by a germ carrying psychopath who (in all the best serial killer stories) also tortures and/or murders.
So. Must be she/he didn't have the right stuff to keep her out of that situation.Shouldn't have been out at 3:00 am. But she was a nurse coming home from work! But it was not 3:00 am it was 8:00 pm! But it was not a bad neighborhood. It was her neighborhood. but but but. The attitude of some women is shocking. The psychos have the run of the world but anybody with the bad luck to cross their path is guilty and in additions to being murdered, beat up, raped, etc., is also lacking in whatever it is that keeps the lucky oes unassaulted.

Back to Breitbart. Very suspicious death. He was going to talk more about Obama and how he was not "vetted." Very old news for those who think, but news for the majority who don't.

Whitey Whiteman III said...

Adrenochrome is a Hunter S Thompson/Fear and Loathing reference.

Anonymous said...

@truth
The black guy only got his job because of Affirmative Action.
well angel cake we can take care of that by getting rid of AA, then no one will have anything to suspect!

Dahinda said...

Jim Fixx who wrote "The Complete Book of Running" dropped dead when he was 52. Michael Landon, who was a notorious healt nut and exercised and payed tennis every day, died when he was 54. George Burns, who drank martinis and smoked cigars every day, lived to be 100.

Anonymous said...

"It is hard to think of any other big-name CEO who could win such an accolade, and from an earnest German magazine that used to publish long interviews with Heidegger."

The obnoxious Jewish way of attacking everything: Link it directly or indirectly with Hitler. Steve Jobs... praised by Der Spiegel... once published article by Heidegger... who once supported Hitler... (And since Jobs was SYRIAN-American, maybe there's a link too since Arabs, especially Syrians today, are the new Nazis). Maybe Jews hated Joe McCarthy because they saw so much of themselves in his style.


Of course we can play this game and play connect-the-dots and link every Jewish liberal today with the Soviet Union, but if anyone did that, he'd be attacked as a 'paranoid hysterical lunatic'.

David said...

>if success was really as much about luck as people claim, then evolution would never happen because survival of the fittest would really be survival of the luckiest and luck is not genetic<

Nonsense. Evolution is blind; it is not a Hegelian progression. Mutations are arbitrary; environments are arbitrary; the outcomes of reactions to arbitrary environments are thus (in origin) arbitrary. No organism ever decided to grow a new limb. From a certain perspective, the people who are alive today are merely the ones left standing. What gripes my gut is that people attempt to draw morals from that fact, or, if not so crudely quasi-religious, construct just-so stories. While history, pace Homer Simpson, can mean something, the sweep of evolutionary history is "just a bunch of stuff that happened" and is absolutely equivalent to fate or luck.

(Don't bother to mention genetic engineering or "transhumanism." So far, they are farts in a hurricane.)

Anonymous said...

So people who are hated by the left, want to believe briebart died because he was supposedly fat. Those who are fat want to believe he was murdered by the left.


Catperson weighs in with typical bizarre leftist nonsense. Breibart was not fat and was not murdered by the left. He was hated by the left, obviously.

Marlowe said...

I can't believe no one has heard Adrenochrome by The Sisters of Mercy:


We’ll turn away in a passive decision
We’ll take the steps through the unmarked door
A look back for another collision
But the boys of the spires
Are boys no more


Not black and red boys
By the catholic monochrome
The catholic girls now
Stark in their dark and white
Dread in monochrome
The sisters of mercy
High tide
Wide eyed
Sped on adrenochrome
For the sisters of mercy
Filled with
Panic in their eyes
Rise
Dead on adrenochrome

We had the power
We had the space
We had a sense of time and place
We knew the words
We knew the score
We knew what we were fighting for
For the freedom
The time to choose
But time to think
Is time to lose
The signals clash
And disappear
The shade too loud
And the sound unclear

For the

High tide
Wide eyed
Dread in monochrome
Denied in spite
Disliked in monochrome
Panic in their eyes
Rise
Dead and monochrome
The sisters of mercy
Spite
On adrenochrome

The way is clear
The road is closed
The damage done
And the course
Imposed you

Teela Brown said...

luck is not genetic

It isn't?

Anonymous said...

Of course if success was really as much about luck as people claim, then evolution would never happen because survival of the fittest would really be survival of the luckiest and luck is not genetic.


Evolution is about survival of the fittest only in the aggregate and the long run, and only in the sense that whoever survives and reproduces is axiomatically said to be the fittest. It does not say that always and everywhere "the fittest" survive and that luck plays no part in their survival. Jim may be genetically fitter than Jack in every way possible. This does not mean that he can't be hit by a bolt of lightning, or be on a plane which crashes, or die in any number of ways which are beyond his control.

Anonymous said...

Conversely, this reminds me of my own automatic assumptions about anybody with more energy than myself (i.e., about 75% of humanity):

A. Obviously, he's on cocaine / Adderall / steroids / adrenochrome etc.

B. Obviously, he's bipolar and is this close to snapping into a full-blown manic episode in which he declares himself the Emperor of Antarctica.

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Sailer left out...

C. Denial. How can Sailer be lacking in energy when he contributes to American Conservative, Taki, and VDare... and runs a blog on the side?

Truth said...

"In your several years of commenting on this site your must at some stage have made a worthwhile and intelligent remark. I'm damned if I can remember it though."

I'll help you out, it was 3/11/2009

Truth said...

"Truth, is your hero Jay Gatsby or something?"

Errol Flynn actually, I got it from reading his bio at 13. I walked around Brooklyn calling people "old bean" for a while, but it just seemed pretentious.

Anonymous said...

What on earth did Drudge mean by the statement that he and Breitbart used to "flash each other" in his announcement of Breitbart's death yesterday?

No one is more calculating than Matt Drudge when it comes to writing headlines. Was that line really necessary? Of all the things to publish on such an occasion...

Is it somehow related to Drudge's pro-gay agenda? Was it a dig at Breitbart's widow?

jody said...

the brain is mistaken.

i'm emperor of antarctica.

the guy clearly has delusions of grandeur, as i've been in power since 1982.

Carol said...

"Obama met a bunch of silver ponytails"

LOL...did AB coin this term? We have only gray ponytails here in flyover, but I may appropriate this one.

Anonymous said...

I didn't realise Breitbart had hit such a nerve.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but that attitude is a good attitude.

You learn to avoid certain lifestyles/hobbies to increase your chances of longevity. Which increases the probability of spreading your genes into the future.

Fighting death is the whole point of our medical system.

And that makes our society better and stronger and more innovative, instead of some primordial people who sit and wait for the plague to take them out.

Anonymous said...

Sailer left out...

C. Denial. How can Sailer be lacking in energy when he contributes to American Conservative, Taki, and VDare... and runs a blog on the side?


He also survived cancer.

Svigor said...

First you remove the emotion then you look at the problem. However much emotion and chaos there is, first you remove the emotion, and then you look at the problem.

So western civilization is "aspie" now.

Svigor said...

Come to think of it, Isteve, the Jewish & Black races, others, are a veritable repository of ADOO. (Achievement Deflection of Others)

FTFY.

Truth said...

"well angel cake we can take care of that by getting rid of AA, then no one will have anything to suspect!"

I agree 100%.

Svigor said...

People who go on about Affirmative Action and call for it's dismantling are generally so low on the ladder of life that they're largely inconsequential in the greater scheme of things.

if you're low enough on the food chain that AA is a threat, its removal won't do you any good.

Ask Half Sigma.


Indeed. Worrying about the little guy is for losers. That's why rich people are so into championing Blacks, the poor, sick kids, etc.

What's ironic about how regularly leftoids shit on altruism and idealism is, of course, leftoids' perennial claim to altruism and idealism. They just don't like anyone else challenging their imaginary monopoly. Well, ironic on the surface, anyway. Eventually one realizes there's nothing ironic about sociopaths, who will do and say anything to get what they want, and generally are stupid enough to believe their own lies.

Catperson said...

So I guess hatred really does impact your health. He'd probably still be alive if he hadn't been so full of pointless and misdirected anger

You might be right. Christopher hitchens also built a career hating people (particular the clintons, Henry kissenger, religion and mother Teresa) and he recently died very young too.

Svigor said...

'HBD'ers would do well to take note. Won't be long before their own racial animosity, self-pity and vindictiveness towards their fellow humans manifests as radiating chest pains.

If racial animosity, self-pity, and vindictiveness really were common causes of death, I can think of several ethnicities that should have much lower life expectancies than they do.

kudzu bob said...

Haven't you heard? Antarctica is now a newly liberated People's Republic. Read all about it in this excellent novel.

Kylie said...

"People who go on about Affirmative Action and call for it's[sic] dismantling are generally so low on the ladder of life that they're largely inconsequential in the greater scheme of things."

Typical leftwing ad hominem.

"if you're low enough on the food chain that AA is a threat, its removal won't do you any good."

Huh? You didn't even bother to think about how stupid your comment makes you seem, you just wanted to spew venom. If someone is threatened by something, then the removal of the threat does indeed do that person good.

You apparently can't imagine that someone might protest something not because he perceives it as a personal threat but simply because he thinks it's unjust. AA has never yet affected me and mine personally but I still think it should go. As should you, the sooner the better.

Anonymous said...

We like to believe that whenever anybody dies, it's their own fault

Thanks for letting people know about this. I am sick of people blaming my friend for divorcing his wife after he caught her cheating. People blame him, if you can fucking believe it. "Wow, he must have really fucked up for her to cheat on him".

It's cognitive dissonance, people don't want to believe that bad things can happen to themselves. Well, wake up you idiots, and take off the fucking rose-colored glasses once in a while!

People can be shitty, even those you are closest to... and life isn't always fair.

That's not a reason to destroy a man, or his memory.

As for Breitbart, let his actions while alive define him. I have no problem with that. However, if he smoked, if I hated his ideas, I still feel bad that he died, even if he could have lived longer through a healthier lifestyle.

Marc B said...

"if you're low enough on the food chain that AA is a threat, its removal won't do you any good."

AA policies are now used in every area of the professional workforce, especially with executive hiring. But most of us are sick of the eternal shakedown from the black grievance class regardless AA policies effect on ourselves individually.

Catperson said...

You apparently can't imagine that someone might protest something not because he perceives it as a personal threat but simply because he thinks it's unjust

Why is it unjust to have laws protecting people from discrimination? I think AA has served a useful function in leveling the playing field. We now have a society where blacks with an IQ of 100 enjoy the same wages as whites with an IQ of 100 (see the charles murray's the bell curve). Take away AA and blacks would make much less than whites with identical IQ and that would not be just.

Anonymous said...

As another commenter pointed out, Tolstoy had a similar thoughts:

Ivan Ilych saw that he was dying, and he was in continual despair.

In the depth of his heart he knew he was dying, but not only was he not accustomed to the thought, he simply did not and could not grasp it.

The syllogism he had learnt from Kiesewetter's Logic: "Caius is a man, men are mortal, therefore Caius is mortal," had always seemed to him correct as applied to Caius, but certainly not as applied to himself. That Caius — man in the abstract — was mortal, was perfectly correct, but he was not Caius, not an abstract man, but a creature quite, quite separate from all others. He had been little Vanya, with a mamma and a papa, with Mitya and Volodya, with the toys, a coachman and a nurse, afterwards with Katenka and will all the joys, griefs, and delights of childhood, boyhood, and youth. What did Caius know of the smell of that striped leather ball Vanya had been so fond of? Had Caius kissed his mother's hand like that, and did the silk of her dress rustle so for Caius? Had he rioted like that at school when the pastry was bad? Had Caius been in love like that? Could Caius preside at a session as he did? "Caius really was mortal, and it was right for him to die; but for me, little Vanya, Ivan Ilych, with all my thoughts and emotions, it's altogether a different matter. It cannot be that I ought to die. That would be too terrible."

Such was his feeling.

"If I had to die like Caius I would have known it was so. An inner voice would have told me so, but there was nothing of the sort in me and I and all my friends felt that our case was quite different from that of Caius. and now here it is!" he said to himself. "It can't be. It's impossible! But here it is. How is this? How is one to understand it?"

Kiwiguy said...

Also, RIP James Q. Wilson.

Anonymous said...

In your several years of commenting on this site your must at some stage have made a worthwhile and intelligent remark. I'm damned if I can remember it though.

I remember, it was about architecture. It was really clever!

Kylie said...

"Why is it unjust to have laws protecting people from discrimination?"

Who said it was? I didn't.

Now that you mention it, though, laws protecting people from discrimination aren't necessarily just. I'll leave you to tease out what I mean by that.

"I think AA has served a useful function in leveling the playing field."

Of course you do. But that's not really what AA has done.

Traveller said...

"if you're low enough on the food chain that AA is a threat, its removal won't do you any good."

Eh well since AA put a black in White House and women as head in countless countries (Australia etc) and countless female CEOs, it seems that "top of ladder" shouldn't be too crowded.

Anonymous said...

"if you're low enough on the food chain that AA is a threat, its removal won't do you any good."

Larry Summers sure lost his status there.

Anonymous said...

I am sick of people blaming my friend for divorcing his wife after he caught her cheating. People blame him, if you can fucking believe it. "Wow, he must have really fucked up for her to cheat on him".

Hmmm, 'friend'?

morleysafer said...

It's funny to think of Summers's exit as another casualty of feminism's doomsday imperative but the truth was closer to an "array of forces." If you're a uni president you don't want to goad rival cliques of professors into uniting against you