Frequently Asked Questions #20

Juice Bar

I hear you’re going to carry CBD products and drinks?
Yes, sometime in March.

Where’s the snowman?
We sold it.

Why did you sell it?
She really wanted it. It made her happy.

Is there a no-small talk rule?
No, but small talk is discouraged. Anything that trains people to be superficial and to not listen is discouraged because it makes them disengaged and vacant.

I heard the owner wrote a racist crossword puzzle for customers to solve.  Is there a link to it?
Yes, here it is:

https://crosswordhobbyist.com/575107?fbclid=IwAR3jOxD_xYj3bj8FoNjHLPhWCsuGvGrRuIsDuqVeCTpugDxAXirDQUlC3hg

Finish it and you get a $20 gift card!

Why did he write it?
To show solidarity with New York Times crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz, who got in trouble for using the word “beaner” — the baseball term — in crossword puzzle.  His response was: a legitimate word is a legitimate word — like “chink” in the armor — and people should stop getting distracted by White noise (no pun intended).

How have customers done on it?
Police officers do the best on it, by far. Then Black customers and those from East Coast.  Those from Seattle are very innocent when it comes to slurs.

General

Why do conservatives hate Universal Basic Income (ubi), even though it’s a conservative idea (that liberals love)?  
Some conservatives have forgotten that conservatives should enjoy giving money to the poor as much as liberals do.  The difference  is that conservatives get pissed when the giving is done inefficiently and ineffectively, which is what happens with welfare programs.  UBI just gives without overhead cost of administrators, social workers, etc. A team of two IT professionals could run the program.

Will UBI improve people’s diets? 
I don’t know.  It might reduce emotional eating that comes from stress, but it won’t change people’s diets because people eat what they want to eat.  Even if reduced emotional eating happens, it’ll  probably be temporary because people will adjust and figure out new ways to stress themselves out.

Then why support UBI?
Those who don’t want to work shouldn’t work. It’s more productive and cost-efficient to replace them with robots.  And I don’t want to see those who don’t work homeless and committing petty crimes.

I hear you’re writing another novel, Paradise Frost.  What’s it about?
It’s a retelling of Milton’s Paradise Lost and Dante’s Divine Comedies and features Satan as Santa and North Pole as Hell.  It explores sins we consider or dress as benign habits, such as sentimentality, virtue signaling, etc.  Here’s a link to the first chapter:

https://foodyap.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/paradise-frost-chapter-one-santa-is-satan/

Link to Chapter 4, where Santa introduces himself with a rap monologue: Santa Raps (warning: misogynistic material)

Do you need an editor?
Yes, but more for this and another blog we’d like to publish.  Let us know if you know of an editor with manuscript preparation experience.

 

 

 

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Why Emotional Eating Happens

It happens a lot, especially in America and other Anglo nations, it’s a cultural problem. It’s the legal alternative to heroin to deal with the emotional turmoil that people create for themselves. Below is a list of why and how emotional eating happens.

First, a semantic distinction to clarify what we’re dealing with here: emotional eating isn’t the same as gluttony.  Gluttony has nothing to do with emotional turmoil, it’s more an expression of selfishness and self-indulgence without regard to others. Emotional eating happens when there’s a need to alleviate emotional turmoil by eating too much.

Reasons Why Emotional Eating Happens so Much in the US

American schools and parents are soft, while American society is brutally competitive.
Japanese baseball teams are allowed to have no more than three foreign born players. No such restrictions in Major League Baseball, American players compete against everyone for a roster spot.  Similarly, Japanese workers are protected by the company — job for life — whereas US workers can lose their jobs to someone in another country anytime. Japan is a de facto welfare state, while the US is a hyper-capitalist state.

Yet education in Japan and other confucian nations such as China and South Korea is so brutal, you’d think they’re preparing kids to work in the US. American education system, on the other hand, coddles its students so much that most experience shock when they enter the US workforce.  (The top 200 or so  American high schools, however, are some of the most brutal in the world). Mix that lack of preparation with high expectations for life and there’s going to be a lot of emotional eating.

How Koreans brutalize their kids to prepare them for adult life.

 

American manners  

“Hi, how are you. I’m fine, thank you.  And how are you? I’m fine too, thank you.”

Many think the above exchange is pleasant and polite.  It’s not, it’s training the mind to lie — pathological lying begins with seemingly benign lies — and it teaches people that being “fine” or happy ought to be our normative state because that’s how everyone is, like all the time. Then people think there’s something wrong with themselves when they’re not happy, even though according to all the great religions and all the great philosophers, you’re not supposed to be happy most of the time, life  is mostly suffering with a few moments of happiness here and there. To appear “fine,” people will create an alternate reality about themselves which turn into delusions. Put simply, those uncomfortable with their own suffering and the suffering of others will become emotional eaters trying to sustain their delusions about themselves and others.

It’s also training people to be glib and superficial when considering one’s own and other people’s feelings, making it difficult for people to have probing conversations that’s the foundation of fulfilling relationships. People instead talk mostly to brag, compliment, advise, and complain, rarely to ask questions. This makes people lonely, and that’ll trigger emotional eating.

And finally, it trains people to not listen.  There’s no need to listen if nearly everyone has the same, predictable vacant response. Not listening makes people feel irrelevant and lonely.

Political Correctness
The side effect of people being uncomfortable with their own and other people’s suffering is political correctness.  People can’t interact with each other as individuals when their suffering is politicized and measured by words and phrases.  People also can’t take responsibility for their own suffering when they blame others for it.  Not feeling like you can do anything about your suffering, not the suffering itself, will lead to emotional eating.

Could the lack of political correctness in China be why there’s less obesity there?

 

Self-love movement
If you hate yourself it means your instincts are telling you that you’re fucking up. If you then try to fix the self-loathing with self-love, your emotional compass will go haywire and respond to the self-love with more self-hate because deep down you know you don’t deserve that love. Vanity is the deadliest of the seven deadly sins because it makes one blind to one’s sins — self-defense mechanisms psychologists call it — and that’ll cause emotional eating.

Euphemistic language
It’s meant to be polite, it comes off as sappy and pretentious, and it’s actually the same as lying.  It could be lying to inflate one’s self-esteem: “project coordinator” instead of “secretary,” “CEO” instead of “shopkeeper,” “sandwich artist” instead of “sandwich maker.” Or lying to make the unpleasant more palatable: “human rights campaign” for “imperialism,” “qualitative easing” for “printing more money to fund imperialism,” and “going to the restroom” for “going to the toilet to take a shit.” Euphemistic language distorts reality and creates delusions that trigger emotional eating.

Emotional Eating is a Symptom of a Disease

The above five share a common theme: being uncomfortable with and sidestepping the harsh realities of life will trigger emotional eating.  The refusal to make candid assessments and to use blunt language to describe what one observes is the source of our emotional turmoil.  If you’re an emotional eater, figure out why you’re uncomfortable with uncomfortable truths about yourself and others, especially if you’re addicted to compliments.  You don’t need to love yourself and others to end emotional turmoil.  You just need to accept that you and everyone else are fucktards, just as Jesus does.

Harvard Hates Asians (may be offensive to White liberals)

Asians have known this for awhile, and they call it the “Asian Tax.” Meaning Asians have to be more accomplished than peers from other racial groups to get into elite schools.

An Asian applicant with 1140 SAT has same chance of getting into a school as a Black applicant with score of 690, or a White applicant with score of 1000.

“Asian Tax” of 50 points off of your SAT score when applying to elite schools.

Asians noticed this “Asian Tax” sometime in the 1980s and in 1988, some of them asked the Department of Education to investigate Harvard’s admissions policies and practices. At that time, Harvard undergrad was 20% Asian. The findings from that investigation: Asians are at a disadvantage because fewer of them are applying as legacies and recruited athletes and they’re not well rounded enough.  Fair enough, most Asians accepted the conclusion and began to make adjustments. It’s 2019 and Asian enrollment has remained at around 20% since then, even though Harvard’s incoming class size has remained the same and:

  • Asian population in the US has doubled from 3 percent to 6 percent.
  • Asians are the only group whose test scores have risen since 1988. Since then, test scores for all other racial groups — especially for Blacks and Hispanics — have fallen.
  • Far more Asians applying today are legacies, and legacies get preferred treatment
  • Far more Asians applying today are recruited athletes, and athletes get preferred treatment

The 2018 Harvard admissions lawsuit shows that if Harvard were to admit students based solely on grades and test scores and extracurriculars, Asians would be 48% of the freshman class. If preferences for recruited athletes and legacies are given, it’d be 43%.

Harvard rates applicants on a scale of 1-6 — 1 being the highest — in the following categories:

  • Academic
  • Extracurricular
  • Athletic
  • Personal Traits (as determined by reading of Personal Statement, I assume)
  • Recommendation letters (2 teachers, counselor)
  • Alumni (interview) personal and Overall rating

Asian applicants score overall highest in Extracurriculars, Academic, Recommendation Letters, and Alumni Interview. They score overall the lowest on Personal Traits. Harvard consistently rated Asian applicants lower than others on traits like “humor, sensitivity, grit, leadership, integrity, helpfulness, courage, kindness and many other qualities” when determining the personal rating according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records.

Asian applicants score the highest on Recommendation Letters (written by people who typically know the applicant for years) and Alumni Interview yet lowest on Personal Traits. Let that sink in. How is that possible? Blatant racial discrimination behind closed doors that’s later repackaged as liberal benevolence to the public — affirmative action for Blacks and Hispanics — is how.

Because I don’t think the rejected Asian applicant who has a perfect SAT score and is valedictorian and lettered in two sports and did a solo at Carnegie Hall at age 14 lacks “grit.” And it’s the Asians who have the “courage” to open businesses in the most dangerous neighborhoods in America, the sort of neighborhoods White liberals love to talk about helping but never visit.  Maybe the problem is that too many Asian applicants lack the “sensitivity” White liberals are looking for in an applicant — they don’t spend enough time talking about their good intentions while refusing responsibility for their fucked up results, choosing instead to blame others for the failure of their ideas and methods.

Difference Between a Liberal and a Conservative

The difference between a liberal and a conservative isn’t in their intentions — they both want to make the world a better place — it’s that liberals are in love with their intentions while conservatives only care about results. Put simply, liberals are covert narcissists prone to bouts of envy, they’re sentimentalists in love with the sound of their crying sessions about injustice and suffering. They post pretentious ignorant shit like this on Facebook:

Anyone who doesn’t care about Human Rights should UNFRIEND ME NOW.

because deep down, they love virtue signaling too much to figure out that much of the non-Western world hears “Human Rights” as a Westerner’s polite battle cry to take over the world and shove democracy (which, to the surprise of most Americans, most people in the world don’t want) and the US petro-dollar down everyone’s throats. To which the virtue signaler replies: “that’s not what I meant.” Some of us don’t care what you meant, we only care about what happens. Unintended consequences, anyone?

Here’s another difference between a conservative and a liberal: when a conservative doesn’t like you, he’ll point a shotgun at your face and tell you to get the fuck off his lawn. A liberal who doesn’t like you will invite you to her house and if you don’t want to go, she’ll insist and then try to turn you into the sort of person she likes. The conservative is an asshole while the liberal is a tyrant. (Combine the two and you get American imperialism).

Unintended Consequences: Affirmative Action’s Affect on Blacks and Hispanics

What would you think about yourself if you got into school with significantly lower scores and grades than average? Pick:

a) I’d feel like a fraud, undeserving of my place in school
b) I’d justify my place by emphasizing the wrongs done to my kind
c) I’d convince myself that those who score higher have terrible personalities while mine is much better than theirs

Option A – Imposter Syndrome – is the best option. The low self-esteem can drive one to work harder to catch up.

Option B is the play victim option. Waste life getting a PhD in Ethnic Studies or Sociology to make a living out of managing victim status.

Option C is the vanity option. A lifetime of narcissistic delusions. That would explain why Blacks have the highest self-esteem of any group, despite performing the worst in life.

Your kid needs surgery. What would think if you found out that your surgeon — only two years out of residency — got into medical school despite getting a “C” in O-chem and had below average MCAT scores? Would you find another doctor or would you tell yourself that test scores and grades don’t matter much, they’re racially biased anyway, and that this surgeon deserves a chance?

You take the toughest classes, graduate at the top of your class, have perfect scores, and contribute to school clubs. (This isn’t an exaggeration, many Asian students with such a profile are getting rejected from elite schools). You watch significantly less accomplished students in your class get into schools you’re rejected from. How do you feel? What are you thinking?

There are more unintended consequences, such as mismatches in student ability and school difficulty that results in significantly lower graduation rates for affirmative action admits and students settling for easier majors, bullshit majors really, in order to graduate.

The point is, study after study shows that this kind of racial discrimination — packaged as White liberal benevolence — hurts a lot of people, especially Blacks and Hispanics. The only ones it helps are White Liberals, and not just because it keeps out Asian students who’d push them closer to the bottom of the grading curve.

Intended Consequences: Personal Salvation for White Liberals

Affirmative action doesn’t take spots from White applicants. It takes them from Asian applicants, as evidenced by what happened when UC Berkeley got rid of affirmative action in 1998: Asian population shot up (35% to a high of 48%), but for Whites it stayed the same (and has since fallen from 32% to 22% today). The purpose of Affirmative Action isn’t to help Blacks and Hispanics — the mismatch hurts them lots — it’s to make White liberals look benevolent and to keep Asians out because White liberals hate Asians.

Sure, they love Asians who have become the sort of person they like — Champagne Socialists who hate Rednecks.

The person who wrote this yelp review is Asian, June Chu, former Dean of Pierson College at Yale University. White liberals love her because she hates the same people they hate and supports liberal policies such as Affirmative Action.

But they hate that the mere existence of Asians proves White liberal theories about how the world works and how to make it a better place wrong. Asians prove that you don’t need feminism for women to have rewarding careers in fields such as medicine and engineering and business. Asians prove that test scores have less to do with class and more to do with culture. Asians prove that being poor doesn’t make people obese. Asians show that low self-esteem, not high self-esteem, is correlated with high achievement. Asians prove that being a minority in America isn’t crippling. Again, liberals care more about their intentions than results, which means they never blame themselves when their ideas lead to disaster. Instead of adapting to their ideas to how people are, they force other people to adapt to their ideas — that’s tyranny, that’s how totalitarianism begins, by telling people what to feel and think. And that’s what left-wing nut case Chairman Mao did when his social and economic programs — including a radical affirmative action program — ruined China, he doubled down and blamed “reactionaries” for the disaster and sent them to re-education camps, where many died.

This Chinaman is a White Liberal. He ruined China. By the time he died, 90 percent of Chinese people lived in poverty.

And doubling down is precisely what White liberals of all races are doing today. When they hear that affirmative action makes people question the intellectual qualifications of ALL Blacks and Hispanics, they call those doing the questioning racists. When they hear that affirmative action induces panic and self-doubt in Blacks and Hispanics, they blame microaggressions and the lack of safe spaces. When they hear that Asians are pissed about the unfairness, they tell them — get this — that Asians owe their success to the civil rights work of Blacks and Hispanics and should therefore step aside. To the White liberal, anyone who doesn’t sing along with the liberal narrative is a deplorable reactionary and must be ostracized, just like in Maoist China.

A pragmatist, Deng Xiaoping, replaced White liberal Chairman Mao. Today, China’s poverty rate is 4% because its leaders only care about results, and not about people’s egos.

I’m not saying that White liberals don’t want to help Blacks and Hispanics. They do but what they don’t realize is that their first priority is to help themselves vis-a-vis “helping” Blacks and Hispanics and whomever else is victim of the day. What they seek through their efforts is personal salvation to alleviate their anxiety and guilt about being White, and that salvation comes from a Black person telling them that they are in fact good people fighting the good fight. That explains why White liberals can continuously and fantastically ignore bad results and blame others for the failure of their ideas and methods. White liberals don’t care that affirmative action makes life worse for most Blacks and Hispanics and introduces a new source of racial tension. They only care that most Blacks support affirmative action. That support, not good results, is what makes the White liberal feel good, similar to a mother who feels good as she watches her children enjoy candy that’s bad for them. It’s sick and twisted.

Are Asians the new Jews?

Look to the past to understand the present — people and institutions don’t change much. When the Jewish population at Harvard went from 7% in 1900 to 25% in 1925, then Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell was alarmed about the cultural damage they might do to Harvard and pushed to cap Jewish enrollment at 15%. Since White Anglo Saxon Pricks (WASP) are a polite bunch, they had to repackage this effort to impose racial quotas as something benign. So they introduced preference for legacies — most legacies were WASPs — and sold it as a way to increase donations from alums and to enhance networking. They also began to evaluate the character of applicants, ostensibly to ensure that only students of high moral character attend Harvard when it fact, they now admit, it was to handicap Jewish applicants. Sounds like the same shit they’re doing to Asian applicants today except now they admit to having kept Jews, but not Asians out.

Look to the past to understand the present.  Not much has changed.

Harvard is a private institution, they can do whatever the fuck they want, just as I can eject from my business any customer I want. What some Asians are looking for from Harvard and other schools isn’t an end to racial quotas — White liberals and anyone else can be as racist as they want, I could care less —  but an admission that they’re used to keep Asians out. People just want to know where they stand so they can make adjustments and manage expectations. And I’ll take the conservative who tells me to get the fuck off his lawn while pointing a gun at me over the liberal who drags me inside her house and then tries to turn me into someone she likes. I don’t need to be brainwashed, I just need to know if I’m welcomed. Now get the fuck off my lawn.

How to Stop Emotional Eating

You can’t.  You can’t change someone’s tolerance for stress or their attitude toward emotions they’re uncomfortable with (typically anger, fear, and hate). Telling an emotional eater how to stop emotional eating is like telling a fat person what needs to be done to lose weight — they already know what needs to be done. That’s why anti-obesity education programs are stupid and ineffective and in some cases, exacerbate the problem (like that stupid food pyramid guideline that told everyone to carb out). People don’t need to be told how many steps they ought to take per day and what they need to eat to reach their body shape goal.  The entire weight-loss industry (not to be confused with fitness industry) is a scam.

How to Control Emotional Eating

One can, however, control emotional eating so that the problem doesn’t get worse.

Acting to control, rather than to stop emotional eating, should already feel liberating.  It’s like the difference between a trainer asking an out-of-shape client to run an entire mile at any pace instead of a four minute mile.  It’s nearly impossible to re-train someone to stop their psychobiological reactions and failure will only discourage continued effort. But minor behavioral changes are possible, especially if they have nothing to do with food.

Below are a few habits that make emotional eating worse.

Reading and Posting Motivational Quotes
Those who post them are doing so precisely because they lack motivation and are hoping to gain that motivation by posting cliches about it. Those who are motivated don’t waste time reading about how to be motivated.  They’re busy doing what needs to be done to reach their goals.

Motivational quotes state the obvious, there’s nothing profound about “Gratitude is the best medicine”or “Everything we ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” Which means posting motivational quotes is at best virtue signaling and at worst, will make you feel terrible about yourself for lacking motivation once the nice feeling you get from virtue signaling wears off.  So stop reading and posting them.  They’re not inspirational, they’re self-defeating because they trick you into feeling like you’re making progress when you’re not.

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The person who posted this on Facebook ended up binging on ice cream and Netflix.

Dieting and Reading Diet Books
Emotional eaters are obsessed with food.  So are dieters.  Telling an emotional eater to go on a diet is like telling a sex addict to watch porn to get rid of the addiction. The goal is to stop obsessing about food, and avoiding food requires as much obsession for food as does craving food all the time.

In most diet books, the subtext is: it’s not your fault, you weren’t educated but now you are.  Bullshit. People know what they should and shouldn’t be eating and doing.  Feigning ignorance is a self-defense mechanism created by an education industry that teaches people to not trust their instincts, to become clueless, needy nitwits really. So stop dieting and reading diet books that turn people into hapless twits if you want to control emotional eating.

This diet book was written for Americans who prefer to blame American food instead of themselves for getting fat. This book is stupid.

Sarcasm
Anglo cultures (eg. UK, Canada) love sarcasm.  It’s everywhere and most are proud to be sarcastic.  Here’s the dictionary definition of sarcasm:

the use of irony to mock or convey contempt.

Here’s the Wiki definition:

a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt

Here’s the Greek etymology of sarcasm:

Greek sarkasmos “sarcasm,” from sarkazein “to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer,”

Which means most Americans, without realizing it, are bitter people who prefer to express contempt in a joking manner so as to not take ownership for feeling and expressing it.  And people wonder why middle-class America is the most medicated demographic in the world.  When people dress feelings they’re uncomfortable with — hate and anger — as “harmless, sassy wit,” they become emotionally corrupt. One can’t be nice AND sarcastic, just as one can’t be a nice rapist.  Pick one or the other, one can’t have it both ways.  Trying to have it both ways is how batshit crazy begins.

There’s nothing wrong with feeling contempt and taunting another person. Even Jesus felt contempt toward the Pharisees and had sharp words for them.  It’s the dishonesty about one’s intentions and sense of self that’s toxic.  If you’re going to be mean, be unabashedly mean and take responsibility for it instead of dressing it up as a joke.

“My name is Tucker Max, and I am an asshole.” Which he is. But at least he’s not emotionally corrupt and batshit crazy.

And just how mean does one need to be?  Usually, not mean enough to warrant using sarcasm to express what’s bothering you, the razor blades sarcasm brings to most fights are gratuitous and excessive.  Check out this opening line from an Emily Warren music video:

Good news Riley, looks like you’re going to be working the entire weekend

That’s a typical sarcastic remark Americans make. How is that funny?  It isn’t funny to Riley, who was looking forward to having the weekend off. Maybe it’s funny to those who really really hate Riley and wish the worst for her? Is the speaker marveling at his own so-called wit, at Riley’s expense?  Wouldn’t it be kinder if he’d said this instead:

Riley, I’m sorry.  I know you were looking forward to taking this weekend off, but we really need you to work this weekend. I’ll make it up to you.

Point is, a lot of people make sarcastic remarks when it’s inappropriate to do so.  This creates negativity that’s somehow packaged as funny to those who delight in other people’s follies and misfortunes.

If the intention is to be bitter and mean, then fine, continue with the sarcasm.  But don’t tell everyone how nice you are because that’s about as honest as American foreign policy.

Save the sarcasm for when you’re really really pissed, like ready to choke that person out pissed.  Here’s how Jesus used sarcasm to taunt a mob that wanted to stone him:

They picked up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” – John 10:31–32

Ouch. Here’s another example of sarcasm used appropriately, someone asked Moses if he was fucking up after he led his wandering Jews out of Egypt:

Was there a lack of graves in Egypt, that you took us away to die in the wilderness?” Exodus 14:11

Another example from Hamlet Act 1, Scene 2, in which Hamlet gets pissed about his mom marrying his uncle way too soon after his father has died:

“Thrift, thrift, Horatio! The funeral bak’d meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables.”

In the above three examples, sarcasm is used only in dire situations and its purpose isn’t to joke around, it’s to elucidate what’s really happening. To use sarcasm to joke about everyday situations is to use it inappropriately, with disastrous consequences.

Vanity of Vanities

Other seemingly benign habits we could add to the list include sentimentality, politeness grandstanding, euphemistic language, gratuitous compliments, and so forth.  The point is, emotional problems and cravings aren’t triggered by external events.  We trigger them ourselves, often without realizing it, because we’ve fooled ourselves into believing that our sins are harmless, good habits even. That’s our vanity at work, the deadliest of the seven deadly sins because it’s the source of all other sins precisely because it makes us blind to them.

The bogeyman isn’t some public figure one disagrees with or some criminal we read about in the news.   The bogeyman is within every one of us — we create our own emotional turmoil — and our worst sins are the ones we hide from ourselves and others, repackaged as benevolence.

Redneck Food is Healthier Than Stupid Middle-Class American Food.

Redneck cuisine is better for the environment too.  I’ll prove it.

Take roadkill cuisine, which according to Wiki is “considered unglamorous and mocked in pop culture, where it is often associated with stereotypes of rednecks and uncouth persons.”  Below are some of the advantages of roadkill meat:

  • low cost
  • organic meat that’s naturally high in vitamins and proteins with lean meat and little saturated fat
  • organic meat that’s free of antibiotics and other drugs
  • organic meat that doesn’t come from animals who lived in filthy overcrowded cages and pens

Meaning those deplorable roadkill scavengers are eating food that’s healthier and more environmentally friendly than the over-priced, over-modified, over-hyped and environmentally destructive bullshit people buy at Whole Foods. More examples of how Redneck food is superior later.  Let’s first take a look at what middle-class America thinks everyone should eat.

Why Middle Class America eats “BAD” food

Because the American middle-class doesn’t define itself in terms of economic clout and technological sophistication.  This demographic instead defines itself *against* another group, usually Rednecks (and occasionally the One Percent). And that’s precisely why the American middle-class — the most medicated demographic in the world — can’t think straight as consumers and make ridiculous demands to indulge their delusions about themselves. In this batshit crazy world, decisions are based less on practical considerations and more on identity politics. That’s why middle-class Americans have a habit of wanting to eat “BAD” food, as Paul Fussell puts it:

…in fruits and vegetables, “pretty” has overtaken actual, honest, and safe in the Basic American Diet.  What he’s getting at is the scandal of cosmeticizing produce to make it attractive to the ignorant — coloring oranges orange, for instance, or breeding apples and cherries and strawberries so impressively large that they’re quite tasteless. Now, in violation of all natural laws, apples are spotchless, wormless, and lustrously red or green.  Grapefruits are perfectly round, as firm as baseballs and as yellow as forsythia, and these phony appearances — BAD in a nutshell — are produced by an infinite number of exotic and untested constituents, residing in the chemicals used to bring on these freaks of visual vegetable perfection.

 

Middle America isn’t satisfied with botoxing and medicating just themselves, they have to botox and medicate their fruits and vegetables too because pompous people need pompous things, including pompous inbred food that look like this.

 

Middle-class Americans like their produce the way they like their people – everything should look the same.

 

instead of fruit and vegetables that may look like this:

and is superior in taste and nutrition to their uniformly “pretty” counterparts.  American middle class buy with their eyes instead of their minds, as if shopping for a street whore.

If this bizarre consumer demand for cosmetic uniformity of produce is a reflection of Middle-Class America’s intolerance for diversity of thought and personality, then what might the absence of fish and fowl heads on their dinner tables suggest about their psychological state?  Fussell again:

This manifestation of BAD does accord with American disinclination to accept unpleasant facts, like the cruel fact that oranges are really greenish-yellow and often ovoid, and the wormless apple is really an anomaly that, without dye and polish, will look pretty shabby.

There’s no demographic in history that’s this uncomfortable with being uncomfortable. And not just uncomfortable with racy and racist jokes and reminders that what they’re eating was once alive, these kooky conformists expect eating to be as easy as sucking on mommy’s tits back when they were babies. That’s why we have chicken nuggets, because they’re boneless and already cut up. That’s why there are no fish bones, ever.  The American middle-class eat like three year olds, which would be fine if they’d shut up and stop projecting their mommy and daddy issues onto those who just want to be left alone.

 

How fish is served in most parts of the world: head and fins on, bones inside. Fish bones, brains, cartilage and fat are nutritious, containing extra-high levels of vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, iron, zinc and calcium.

 

Travel around the world and you’ll see that people aren’t this squeamish and pampered when it comes to eating (except among the middle class in Anglo nations such as Canada and UK). This isn’t normal, it’s not healthy or tasty to eat this way (bones enhance flavor and provide essential nutrients) and it’s wasteful to discard edible food.

Roast duck is sold with head and penis on at Chinese butcheries.

 

How Rednecks roast an entire pig, head, penis, and hoofs still on. Recycling old bicycle because Rednecks are innovative and care about the environment.

 

Examples of “BAD” food

The merely bad, Fussell points out, is “something like dog-do on the sidewalk, or a failing grade.” “BAD” taste, on the other hand, is anything “phony, clumsy, witless, untalented, vacant, or boring that many Americans can be persuaded is genuine, graceful, bright, or fascinating.” Here are more examples from past and present of BAD food middling America has and does enjoy because they think it’s healthier and/or tastier and/or more ethical when it’s not:

  • Skinless chicken breast (pay more for less!)
  • Extra lean ground beef (pay more for less!)
  • Kobe beef burgers (asshole burger, pay more for fat that will be cooked off)
  • Margarine (Frankenbutter)
  • White bread (Frankenbread)
  • Acai bowls (want to buy one so I can throw it at someone)
  • Fortune cookies (over a billion Chinese have asked: “who comes up with this shit?”)
  • Processed cheese (Frankencheese)

You can be sure that once middle-class America figures out that what they’re eating is actually BAD — like with margarine and white bread — cultural amnesia will set in and they’ll accuse Rednecks of perpetrating BAD culture.

Author is a Redneck Dyke. She says that middle-class Americans, not Rednecks, were the homophobes. Now that it’s not fashionable to be homophobic, middle-class America blames Rednecks for perpetrating homophobia when all they want is to not be told what to say and think.

Examples of Redneck food that’s good for you

  • Pig’s trotters (collagen good for skin and joint health)
  • Oxtail soup (best bone cut for broth that promotes joint health. Now upscale food)
  • Livermush (pig’s head and liver molded into pate, a variation of which I recently had at a high end restaurant)
  • Chitterlings (pig intestine contains lots of selenium which reduces risk of heart disease and asthma)
  • Squirrel (we’re overrun with gray squirrels.  Tastes sweet and nutty).

After bobbing for pig’s feet competition, this Redneck shows us how he eats his pig feet. Which is similar to how a Mexican eats pig feet.

Aside from the squirrel, the above is what people from most parts of the world eat. If what one eats is a reflection of one’s values and character, who do you think is more tolerant and open minded and responsible, the Redneck or the middle class American?  Who demands total conformity of manners and taste? Who lacks conviction and lives according to the latest fashion and fads? Who lives in an over-sanitized world maintained by intolerance and fear?  Who is the ignorant, uncouth fucktard now?

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions #19

Public Policy and Health

What can we do to improve nutrition and health?  
Replace welfare with Universal Basic Income (UBI).

What’s Universal Basic Income? 
In 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s version of UBI — his main platform issue — every US citizen between ages 18-64 would receive $1000/month, no strings attached. To learn more about how Yang wants to pay for his program, click here.

What’s the difference between Universal Basic Income and welfare programs?   
UBI isn’t the same as welfare. UBI (my version) would replace welfare. Recipients of UBI can do whatever they want with the money and they don’t lose that income if they pursue another source of income. Welfare, on the other hand, disincentivises its recipients from working because they lose welfare income when they do. And a welfare program like food stamps *tells* its recipients how much they should spend on groceries (even though nutritional needs vary person to person), thereby humiliating *and* infantalizing them.  Welfare tells recipients that they’re poor because they’re stupid.  UBI tells everyone that it’s up to you to figure out how to best spend your money.  Welfare is psychologically crippling. UBI gives people an opportunity to act as responsible adults and encourages recipients to be innovative, to figure out how to get the most out of their money.

So why would UBI improve nutrition and health?
In a developed society, poor health and nutrition happens to those who are psychologically and philosophically “out of tune.”  It has nothing to do with lack of financial resources. Providing basic financial security AND removing the stigma of being on welfare will begin the emotional healing necessary to improve health.

Will UBI give the poor the opportunity to choose healthier options, as Yang thinks will happen?
No, people will continue to eat what they want to eat.  A healthy diet costs less than an unhealthy one.  Unless you’re in Flint Michigan, tap water is cheaper than soda and an apple costs less than a candybar. Again, it’s the emotional renewal that will spur changes in diet and activity.

I’ll give examples in another blog post on Universal Basic Income and its affect on health and diet. I’ll also discuss why Yang thinks that UBI will improve people’s diet.

What other benefits do you foresee?
Social, especially racial relations will improve.  The “Welfare Queen,” for instance, is racialized as a Black woman with lots of kids.  Can’t call anyone a “freeloader” when everyone is getting the same allowance. Resentment from perceived unfairness, not ignorance, is what triggers racial hostility.

Random

Do I get charged the Idiot Tax if I didn’t read the How to Order sign? 
Does the state trooper care that you didn’t see the speed limit sign?

Is it true that the owner has been in jail in 6 countries?
That’s an exaggeration.

Will juice bars survive the Artificial Intelligence Economy?
A few will, just as a few bookstores continue to do well.

What do you think of meal prep delivery services like Blue Apron?  
Not one will survive.  Too expensive and they don’t add value — you still have to cook and clean.

But don’t they teach you how to cook?
They don’t.  Following instructions isn’t learning how to cook, it’s learning how to follow instructions.  You learn to cook by honing and following your instincts so that all your senses are alert.  And you can get better cooking lessons on youtube.

Why don’t you sell acai bowls?
Because they’re stupid.  It’s the same thing as a smoothie except some ingredients aren’t blended, it takes more time to make, and there are no veggies.  It’s a less convenient and more expensive version of a smoothie.

Does the owner think that racism doesn’t exist?
Of course racism exists.  So what?  It only has power over you when you when it becomes an excuse for failure.

 

Pretty but stupid and overpriced and you have to finish it before it becomes a runny mess.

 

How to Hack Open a Coconut

 

It’s not hard, an 11 year old can do it using a badass butcher knife.  Watch…

 

You can pick up a butcher knife from most Asian grocery stores.  Young coconuts are best purchased at Asian grocery stores (cheaper and fresher).

We also offer cooking lessons if you prefer to learn that way.

 

How to Talk To Customers (from employee training manual)

Talk to them as a courtesan would to her benefactor.  Or you could talk to them as some street skank whore does to her john; or as some $300/hour escort to her client.  Think about the differences between the three:

Whore: fucks a lot of guys each day to get her drugs.

Escort: fucks a few guys and listens to them complain about stupid shit a few times a week to pay for living expenses and a few luxuries.

Courtesan:   fucks a few guys per year she advises on marital, political and business matters.

Which do you want to be?  You want your customers to be benefactors, clients, or johns?  You want to live in a world where there’s a good chance someone’s going to knock your rotting teeth out or where you don’t have to worry about being murdered on the job?  Do you want to live a life where your opinion matters?  So you better start practicing now because the courtesans have been working on their game ever since they could talk and walk.

What’s the only difference between a street whore and an escort?  The former has a drug habit for way too long.  What’s the difference between an escort and a courtesan? The former is a narcissist.  Notice I haven’t mentioned anything about looks because as long as the body’s bangin’, that’s mostly irrelevant.

Know Your Customer
What do most people like to talk about the most?  Pick:

a) Ideas
b) Other people
c) Themselves

Correct answer is C.  Narcissism is our Original Sin and your job is to figure out how to curb your own narcissistic urges so you can turn the customer into your benefactor (what most want to be) instead of a john (what most are).  Put simply, your job is to seduce those we want as customers and to repel the shitheads.

Pick:

a) Treat others as you want to be treated
b) Treat others as they treat you
c) Treat others as they want to be treated

Those who pick A are intolerant narcissists because they project their wants and needs onto other people, they don’t realize that other people have different preferences and perspectives from their own.  Those who pick A can only have friends who are copies of themselves because any deviance from their narrow worldview offends their sense of self and righteousness.  Repel these people, they’re dangerous.  They color themselves with righteous sounding identities such as “social justice warrior” and “human rights activist” to hide the fact that they’re totalitarians and liars.

If you picked B, then you’ve picked up on psychological mirroring, which is how you achieve “greater connection and understanding with the individual who is being mirrored” (Wiki entry of Mirroring). Mirroring requires empathy, which is not the same as sympathy (ie. narcissists being nice), and empathy involves seeing something from  different perspectives.  Those who pick B are also good at protecting themselves from being used because they give off vibe that they will retaliate in kind to protect themselves.

Those who pick C are capable of empathy, but incapable of protecting themselves.

How to Talk to Customers
Now that you know who the shitheads are — they often refuse to follow Ordering Guidelines because they wrongly assume employees are as easily stressed out as they are (narcissistic projection) — you can focus on providing the best service possible to our customers without violating your integrity.  All prostitutes have boundaries.

Ask Them Questions
Two to three is best, any more and some get annoyed. When you ask someone a question about themselves, you make that person feel less lonely.  Most are very lonely because most people prefer to talk about themselves than ask questions, which means few are listening.  (Hermits, ironically, are the least lonely because they haven’t lost the ability — a rich inner world — to keep themselves company).  A customer you make feel less lonely becomes your benefactor.  It’s not hard to pull off.  Here’s an example of an uncivilized conversation:

You: Whom did you vote for?
Customer: Trump
You: You’re an ignorant racist!
Customer: Hey fuck you.

Never rush to judgment and conclusion, you’ll never learn and grow if you do that.  Here’s how to have the same conversation the civilized way.

You: Whom did you vote for?
Customer: Trump
You: Why did you vote for him?
Customer: I like that he wants to get the US out of foreign engagements we have no business being in and I like that he promises to protect US steel industry because that’s a matter of national security.  We need to have a robust steel industry in case we go to war…
You: Interesting, I never thought of it that way, thanks for the insight.  Do you think Trump is a racist?
Customer: Not anymore than any of the other candidates.  He’s just more uncensored and I care more about results than insults.

Always ask at least 2 follow up questions.  (Again, too many and you’ll annoy some people so watch for that). The more questions you ask, the closer you’ll get to the truth.  Another uncouth conversation:

You: How are you?
Customer: I’m fine.  How are you?
You: Omigod, my math professor is such a stupid jerk off.  Can you believe he doesn’t give partial credit?  Who does that?  I mean, I’m really good at Math, I got straight As in it in high school and now I have a C.  How is that possible?  Don’t you think there’s something wrong with him?

That’s how skanks talk — mostly about themselves and their own stupid problems.  Few people care about your problems. Some will pretend to care. An escort, for instance, talks to show solidarity with her customer.  Example:

Customer: my son is having a lot of problems at school.
You: I’m sorry.  Boys are really tough to deal with at that age.  He’ll grow out of it, I’m sure.

A courtesan, on the other hand, talks to solve other people’s problems. Example:

Customer: my son is having a lot of problems at school.
You: What sort of problems?
Customer: drugs, not doing his schoolwork.  He’s close to flunking out.
You: Why is he doing those things?
Customer: Not sure.  He could be bored, he doesn’t learn the way they want him to learn.
You: Would you consider a boarding school that’s better suited for his learning style?
Customer: Maybe.  Tell me more…

This conversation gives customer an opportunity to get beyond ranting, to think about solutions to his problem.  The courtesan’s value is in her usefulness, not her sex.

Avoid Banalities and Cliches
Make yourself stand out.  If everyone else is asking: “Hi, how are you?” then find another question to ask.  “Where are you going?,” for instance.  Example:

You: Where are you going after this?
Customer: Checking out a wedding venue.
You: You getting married?
Customer: Yes!
You: Do you have a caterer?
Customer: No, why do you ask?
You: We’ve catered weddings.  Can we put a bid in?
Customer: Absolutely!

Asking people *what* they’re doing will generate more business and social opportunities.  Another example:

You: What do you do for work?
Customer: I’m a structural engineer.
You: Hey, I’m majoring in Physics to become a structural engineer.  Do you have internships?
Customer: We do. Have a resume ready by Friday and I’ll stop in to look at it.
You: Awesome, will do.  Thanks!

See why some people have all the luck?  These people live a different routine from those who have no luck or bad luck.  You’re responsible for your own karma.

Don’t Lie to Customer
There are few instances where lying is justified.  We’re not going to get into those because most people in America are compulsive liars. It’s a polite nation.

Say “I don’t know.”
That’s what intelligent people say when they don’t know something.  Only broken, insecure people with inflated self-esteem make random guesses.  These people are more concerned with how they look than the truth and they end up looking good only to those who can’t help them move ahead.

It’s ok to guess as long as you let the customer know that you’re making an educated guess.

Never Say What You Don’t Mean
Even when a customer says hi to you with an insincere and trite greeting — “How are you?” — don’t just play along to be polite — “I’m fine, thank you.  How are you?” — if that’s not how you feel.  Compulsive lying begins with seemingly benign little lies.  Batshit crazy also begins with thinking that everything needs to be A-ok all the fucking time and with suppressing your emotions.  Engaging in scripted politeness will also train you to NOT listen when people talk.  Don’t let these savages destroy your life.  Alternative responses to the vapid “How are you?” question:

“Dunno, haven’t thought about it.”  (This one elicits the most laughs)
“Why do you ask?”
Ignore the question. (What I usually do)

Or answer honestly.  It could be “I’m fine.”  Could also be:

“I’m angry.  I want to beat the shit out of someone.”
“I’m really confused because my boyfriend told me something last night that came out of nowhere yada yada yada….”

Don’t let customers violate your integrity.  Don’t lie about stupid shit because if you do, you’ll soon start lying about all sorts of shit out of habit.

Be Precise and Say Less
The more you say, the less people will understand and trust you.  Say only what needs to be said.  Say what you have to say in as few words as possible to minimize misunderstanding and sounding like a rambling idiot. Example:

Customer: What do you do with the juice fiber?
Bad Answer: Well, we generally just throw out most of it.  Some of it though we’ll use to make the raw carrot cake desert.  We’ll also use it in the avocado salad.
Good Answer: (pointing to fridge) Carrot cake and avocado salads.

The good answer will result in more customers exploring other products.  Bad answer will confuse most customers.  Keep it simple.  Less is more, less is more.

Control Customer Perception and Expectations
Customer perception and expectations are as important as the products themselves.  It’s similar to psychological framing:

The framing effect is an example of cognitive bias, in which people react to a particular choice in different ways depending on how it is presented…

Much of the perception and expectations are framed by the decor, prices, and online marketing (yelp reviews, Facebook updates).  You frame it by how you describe our products.

Never use superlatives — “tastes incredible” — to describe our products.  Taste is subjective so that’s for the customer to decide.  Just describe the flavor and texture profile of a product.  Reference familiar flavors and textures if that helps.  Examples:

Bad: “The Supermodel tastes great and will make you look like a Supermodel, guaranteed!”
Good: Probably won’t make you a Supermodel. But you’ll feel like one: mildly hungry, bitchy, and jaded.  You’ll understand why Naomi Campbell throws phones at people.”  (description on menu).

Those who order the Supermodel often comment on how it’s a lot more filling than they expected.

Play the slow game.  Be modest, never boastful.  It’ll make our products taste better. The sales will come.

Be Dignified
If a customer treats you poorly, it’s your fault not the customer’s. Only undignified people blame others when treated poorly. The dignified blame themselves and take steps to ensure it never happens again.

This is difficult to pull off because most American schools and much of American society train people to play victim.  Society even celebrates victims, as Nietzsche predicted it would (slave morality). Avoid the temptation to play victim, it’ll dis-empower you.  Be noble, not pathetic.  From our application question, pick what you think most people pick:

Someone mugs you.  Whose fault is it that you were mugged?
a) Mugger’s fault
b) Your fault
c) Society’s fault

Leftist Lemmings pick C. Kookie Conservatives pick A.  Noble people pick B.  The moment you think like a victim is the moment you lose control of your destiny and become a victim.  The predators can smell a prey who deserves to be eaten.

Be Commanding
If you can tell that a customer doesn’t like something, *command* them to return it and fix it to their liking.  Don’t ask them if they want you to fix it because they would’ve asked you to do so already if they’re well adjusted adults. No, you’re dealing with cowards who prefer childish lies: “no, it’s fine” (usually the problem is that it’s too green tasting) when it’s not because they think it’s rude to say otherwise.  So you have to *command* them to do what’s best for them, treat them like the children they are.  Say “bring it here, I’ll fix it.” And resist the urge to call that person a “passive-aggressive fucktard” as you fix the problem.

 

How to Go To School (without turning into a dumbass)

Since most of you are either too scared to drop out of school or you think I’m a crazy mofo for wanting to end mandatory education and to cut funding to ALL public education, here’s a guide on *How to Go to School* for you.  Read it if you want to get something positive out of all that mostly wasted time you spend in school.  Read it if you don’t want to come out of school as an unemployable idiot — the Artificial Intelligence Economy is waiting for you — who has to be retrained and reprogrammed by whoever hires you.

Proper Mindset

School, as is life, is a game.  Most schools are as interesting as a game of Candyland.  That’s why most students become bored with school.

With the proper mindset, you can, as Steve Jobs had, escape the boredom that will crush your curiosity and will to live.  A few principles to live by.

1. It’s YOUR job to teach and educate yourself, not the teacher’s job to teach and educate you. If you can’t learn something on your own, you won’t learn it at school.  (Repeat that until it’s burning in your head).

The reason why so many high school and college graduates are poorly educated and struggle with even arithmetic is because they thought they were done learning what was being taught when they passed the class and graduated from school.  Wrong.  You don’t become a concert pianist merely by taking a one hour lesson once a week, you become one by practicing practicing and practicing on your own for five hours a day EVERYDAY to learn the material assigned to you well enough so the teacher can critique what you learned — mostly on your own — to play.
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Another way to think of it: let’s play a game where we drop you in the middle of a 10,000 acre forest and you have to find your way out by sunset.  In scenario A, all you’re given is a compass.  In scenario B, you’re given a detailed map and a gps tracker that tells you easiest route to take and a gun just in case.  In scenario A, you don’t make it out until just before sunset.  In scenario B you make it out with 4 hours to spare.  Which scenario taught you more and was more fun and rewarding (and scary)?  Which scenario will prepare you for the real deal, when you have nothing but your wits to make it out alive?

Point is, most teachers tell you how to solve a problem rather than teach you to solve it yourself because that’s the easy way and you complete the assignment faster — 4 hours to spare — even though you didn’t learn much. That’s why so many people don’t know what to do when they encounter an unusual circumstance.  When you’ve been trained to follow procedures to solve problems instead of coming up with your own procedures to solve them, you’ll become bored with school and work and unable to solve novel problems that pop up *all the time* because shit happens *all the time.*  Innovation and understanding is possible only when you figure it out on your own, not when you follow someone’s directions.

Consider how polyglots become fluent in so many languages.  They don’t have super duper brains built for language learning or the time and money to take language classes.  They do, however, have a different approach to learning than most people, as explained in video below.

One is that polyglots don’t rely on school and teachers to teach them a new language because it psychologically handicaps them — “they expect to be spoon-fed…are waiting to be taught.” The spoon-fed method isn’t going to work because “languages can’t be taught, they can only be learned,” says polyglot Luca Lampariello.  Not relying on teachers to learn also allows polyglots to do another thing differently — they create their own textbooks and teaching methods that best suit their needs and learning styles. I mean, imagine you had to jerk off ONLY to someone else’s fantasies and porn preferences even though you have no sexual preferences in common with that person. Jerking off is not so fun when you’re forced to watch Uncle Shirley get rimmed by Hulk Hogan when what you really want to see is Miss Venezuela play with her pussy, right?  Learning *anything* is the same way, it’s YOUR vision and imagination that’ll make something fun and easy to learn. So stop with the lame excuses — “teacher sucked!” — when you get that low AP score. It’s your fault you’re mentally crippled, not anyone else’s.

2. The point of learning something is to help you solve problems, yours and those of others. (Solving problems is also the point of meaningful work. One can’t love work when it’s for a paycheck).

We have an employee headed to UW.  He was a good high school student — 1490 SATs, 5 on BC Calc exam — and wants to major in Computer Science. On paper he looks like a good candidate to be accepted into the program. I asked him what apps he’s made.  None, except for a couple of silly ones he was told to make in his high school Comp Sci class.  So I told him that his computer science peers have been making apps since they were in middle-school.  And the reason for that is they see coding as one of many tools available to solve problems, whereas this employee sees coding as a means to a financially secure and stable life.  Meaning his chances of getting into the program are low unless he changes his mindset — his approach to life — soon.

See how some become Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, while others spend their work lives debugging monotonous lines of code? If you don’t see what you’re learning as a tool to solve problems, you’re not going to learn it.  That’s why most students forget what they learn in school.  They don’t see the point because they never ask what the point is, precisely because most schools beat beat bash beat the curiosity and independence out of them.

3. Call yourself a “stupid, lazy, cunt” every morning. And pretend to drop kick anyone who tells you you’re “smart” or good at something. That’s how those inscrutable Asians rise to the top of the class.

Here’s how those sneaky Asians do it, if you need an example.

Asians treat their kids this way because they know that complacency and self-satisfaction is right around the corner. One wrong turn and it’s over and it’s usually the inflated ego (aka self-esteem) that pulls you in the wrong direction. Proof: while first and second generation Asian Americans score higher than White counterparts, third generation Asian Americans score on par with White counterparts.  What do you think happened? Pick:

a) Third generation Asian-Ams stopped taking brain boosting Oriental herbal medicine
b) Third generation Asians-Ams eat too much pizza instead of bok choy
c) Third generation Asians-Ams assimilated and copied middle-class American parenting

Answer is “C.”

More evidence, this one from NIH study on teenage self-esteem.

Large-scale representative surveys of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students in the United States show high self-esteem scores for all groups. African-American students score highest, Whites score slightly higher than Hispanics, and Asian Americans score lowest.

African Americans have the highest self-esteem, despite performing the worst academically.  Let that sink in. Asian Americans have the lowest self-esteem, despite performing the best academically.   That’s right, those slant eyed motherfuckers have the lowest self-esteem, despite performing the best academically.  Correlation? Hey Black readers, maybe you should convince African Americans to emulate Asians instead of dancing the way White liberals tell you to dance. #Walkaway

If you’re a closet racist — like Harvard’s champagne socialist admissions committee — and still think Asians lack traits such as “courage and kindness,” (and of course, creativity) — as Harvard’s admissions committee does, it was recently revealed — and thus don’t want to emulate them, then listen to Bill Gates.

Bill Gates said:

Success is a lousy teacher.  It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

Or how about the White psychologists who found the Dunning-Kruger effect?  Definition from Wiki:

 In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability have illusory superiority and mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. The cognitive bias of illusory superiority comes from the inability of low-ability people to recognize their lack of ability; without the self-awareness of metacognition, low-ability people cannot objectively evaluate their actual competence or incompetence.[1] On the other hand, people of high ability incorrectly assume that tasks that are easy for them are also easy for other people.[2]

Or how about Socrates, the father of Western philosophy?  He said:

I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Or you can follow the advice of a bunch of nitwits and live in a miserable world nobody wants to live in.

He taught for 30 years and quit because he was tired of being asked to abuse his students.

What Makes a Good School?

  • Good schools teach grit and curiosity. Students at such schools are taught to struggle with and solve difficult problems on their own and with others, and to ask questions without fear of reprisal. (See Harkness Table Method used at many of the top schools).
  • Good schools make competitive sports a required part of the curriculum. Sports teaches grit and how to handle emergencies, makes the body more graceful, and trains students to hone and trust their instincts.
  • Good schools require participation in performance arts, especially theater arts. Theater prepares student to be comfortable in front of large audience, cultivates the memory, and teaches students to be more aware of how the intonation of their speech and the grace of their gestures affects people.
  • Good schools set higher and higher expectations and expect students to achieve them.
  • Good schools teach students that only they can educate themselves.

What Makes a Bad School?

  • Bad schools are concerned about the emotional health of students, which ironically makes them emotionally frail and crazy.
  • Bad schools tell students how to solve problems instead of letting them solve them on their own.
  • Bad schools reward knowledge instead of curiosity and train students to not trust their instincts.
  • Bad schools allow students to make excuses when they don’t meet standards and encourage students to lower their standards (take easier classes) to get better grades.
  • Bad schools teach students that they need school to educate themselves.

There are over 35,000 secondary schools in the US. I estimate there are 200 good ones, and a total of 500 worth attending (half of them are public schools like Stuyvesant and most private schools are garbage). Chances are, you attend one of the bad schools.  That’s ok, you don’t have to go to Lakeside to become Bill Gates.  You can attend a bad school and still become Steve Jobs as he did as long as you’re mentally prepared to dodge the stupid thinking they try to get you to internalize. Or you can let yourself become mentally crippled, needy, and docile, like caged rats in a psychology experiment.  Choose.

Frequently Asked Questions XVIII

Gossip

Was Anthony Bourdain murdered?
Don’t know.

Why would anyone want to kill him?
He’s pissed off a lot of people.

Did he commit suicide after finding out that his girlfriend cheated on him? 
She says they had an open relationship.  Not sure he thought the same.

Did Bourdain influence you?
Yes.  Especially his second book, “Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of food.”  Used it as a guide to running a restaurant. It showed me how to treat customers and employees.

Business
Do you deliver?
DoorDash delivers for us.

Is there a fee?
Yes, we charge 10 percent on every order and DoorDash charges another fee that we have no control over.

Why is there a mannequin in the bathroom?  
To stare at your penis if you have one.

Why doesn’t the owner respond when I greet him with “Hi, how are you”?
He doesn’t respond to insincere questions or questions that mean something other than what’s asked.

Why does he have to be such a dick.  I’m just trying to be polite and friendly. 
Insincerity and fraudulent living begins with seemingly harmless fraudulent exchanges that pressure people to believe that they have to be happy all the time in order to be normal.

What should I say instead?
“Hello” or “Good Morning” are a few examples. Less is more, less is more…

How about, “Hey, Asshole?”
That works.  As long as it’s sincere.

Dance Studio
There are boxing lessons?
Yes, ask owner and he’ll connect you with instructor.

Why should I take boxing lessons?
Improve mental toughness and your sense of rhythm.

Do I have to be buff or in great shape to take it?
No.  You won’t get hurt, promise. It’ll be fitness heavy if you’re not in good shape.  You won’t get to hit anything or get hit until you’re ready.

Clothing Store
What’s going on with clothing store?
It’s being converted into a book-centric thrift store.  So there’ll still be clothes and maybe other knick knacks.

Cool, what sort of books?
Books that respectable middle-class people are afraid to keep in their homes (so they sneak read elsewhere).  From Milo Yiannapolous to Anais Nin to Georges Bataille to a Traci Lords biography (we have it).

Can I sell books?
Yes, we’ll take most books in exchange for $1 juice bar credit per book.  Certain books we’ll pay more for.

What type of books?
Any genre, we won’t judge.  How we categorize the books will surprise you.