Go to the head of the Class

by Datechguy | December 28th, 2012

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Go to the head of the Class

The Doc­tor must be behind it! I sense the vicious doc­trine of egal­i­tar­i­an­ism, Hade!

Doc­tor Who, The Sun Mak­ers 1977

In my last post on the seem­ing will­ing­ness of Democ­rats to con­done behav­ior against their foes that they would con­demn if expe­ri­enced by their friends I noted how famil­iar the argu­ments of those on the Demo­c­rat left sounded to the points their party fore­fa­thers of the nine­teenth cen­tury made when explain­ing why a par­tic­u­lar group of peo­ple were unwor­thy of the pro­tec­tions of law and culture.

While some on the left may not believe it right to com­par­ing the argu­ments and atti­tudes of an Alexan­der Stephens in his famous cross­roads speech or the major­ity opin­ion in Scott vs Sand­ford to their own, the objec­tion fails due to their quite under­stand­able mis­take of see­ing these argu­ments purely in terms of race rather than in terms of the real game here: social struc­ture.

One of the dis­tinct dif­fer­ences that social struc­ture or caste brings is sta­tus. How one reacts to dif­fer­ent behav­iors and what actions can be per­mit­ted is based upon where you exist in the structure.

Here are three cur­rent exam­ples of this:

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The peo­ple we cover, we move in their world, but it is their world. You can’t live like them. You’ll never keep up.

The Paper 1994

Last Sun­day David Gre­gory, while host­ing NBC’s Meet the Press was inter­view­ing Wayne LaPierre of the NRA held up a 12 shot mag­a­zine clip dur­ing a con­fronta­tional moment of the interview.

Meet the Press is shot in DC and these items are strictly banned with a stiff penalty for pos­ses­sion. NBC made it a point to ask per­mis­sion of the DC police to bring in the stu­dio, and the DC police refused yet Meet the Press and David Gre­gory felt unre­strained by this refusal.

As Stacy McCain put it:

in full knowl­edge that pos­ses­sion of a 30-​round mag­a­zine is ille­gal in D.C. — where Meet the Press is recorded — David Gre­gory and NBC will­fully vio­lated the law just so Gre­gory could dra­ma­tize his anti-​Second Amend­ment lec­ture to the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre.

NBC acknowl­edged directly the valid­ity of the law by their request to the DC police, their ex-​post-​facto to pro­vide ATF cover for their actions implic­itly acknowl­edges the legal violation.

Yet the argu­ment of the press is not a ques­tion of facts it’s a ques­tion of intent. Howard Kurtz laugh­ingly states:

I don’t think Gre­gory was plan­ning to com­mit any crimes.

I beg to dif­fer, Gre­gory planned to pos­sess an item in a loca­tion where it was pro­hib­ited by law.

If it was you or I or any­one else who pos­sessed said device, the law would take it’s course but David Gre­gory is one of the elites of the media pro­fes­sion (not some grubby mem­ber of the Bre­it­bart Crowd like James O’Keefe) as Noah Roth­man puts it:

If the post-​Newtown debate over gun con­trol has shown that the media is some­what out of touch with aver­age Amer­i­cans, the Gre­gory episode has revealed that they do not see them­selves as aver­age Americans.

He is not an aver­age Amer­i­can, he is a mem­ber of a dif­fer­ent dis­tinct class, Bill Jacob­son on the WCRN Morn­ing Show’s case and Glenn Reynolds argu­ments not with­stand­ing as far as the media is con­cerned David Gre­gory is a courtier to the king beyond these petty rules and laws that an O’Keefe, Jacob­son or DaT­e­chGuy must follow.

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“I — I couldn’t take a blow, sir. I sup­pose I’ve been too long with gentlemen”

Among gen­tle­men a blow could be wiped out only in blood; among the lower orders a blow was some­thing to be received with­out even a word.

C. S. Forester: Horn­blower and the Hot­spur 1962 p 301

Sen. Daniel Inouye, who rep­re­sented Hawaii in con­gress since state­hood, died this week at the age of 88. Inouye served with dis­tinc­tion dur­ing World War 2, los­ing an arm, his death meant that gov­er­nor Neil Aber­crom­bie had to appoint a new sen­a­tor for the seat and selected Lt. Gov Brian Schatz who flew back to the Wash­ing­ton with Pres­i­dent Obama to be sworn in as Sen­a­tor.

Not three weeks ear­lier Sen­a­tor Jim DeMint of South Car­olina announced his upcom­ing res­ig­na­tion. Gov­er­nor Nikki Haley in response appointed newly re-​elected GOP con­gress­man Tim Scott to the Sen­ate seat. Scott will be the only African Amer­i­can mem­ber of the United States Sen­ate and the first Black Sen­a­tor from the south since 1881.

Yet while the appoint­ment of a black Amer­i­can to the Sen­ate by a female Repub­li­can gov­er­nor of color has elicited responses like this…

MSNBC: Tim Scott, don’t be a token senator

Black Voices News: No rea­son to cel­e­brate Tim Scott

The NYT: The Puz­zle of Black Republicans

…the appoint­ment of Brian Schatz a White Male to the Sen­ate over Rep Colleen Hanabusa by another white Male to replace the longest serv­ing minor­ity in the Sen­ate in US his­tory has not pro­duced a mur­mur of objec­tion by the MSM.

To sup­port­ers of the GOP on the right this con­trast might seem unjust but for the media and left Mr. Schatz’s and Mr. Aber­crom­bie sta­tus, estab­lished by their polit­i­cal per­sua­sion, pro­vides the nec­es­sary impri­matur for their choices. That sta­tus means their actions are unwor­thy of com­plaint while the cri­tique of Mr. Scott & Mrs. Haley, they are to be received with­out even a word.

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Is that you read­ing Kizzy?

Roots 1977

I fol­low sev­eral peo­ple of the left, some that I have met, some that I haven’t and some sim­ply because the mood struck me. One of these peo­ple is a lady by the name of Reda St. Cyr.

I know noth­ing about Reda than what I’ve seen on twit­ter and what is in the descrip­tion above. As she lives in Nevada that is unlikely to change. We’ve occa­sion­ally had dis­agree­ments over the NRA, over show ID to vote and other issues over twit­ter, but I know absolutely noth­ing else about her.

Yes­ter­day we tweet­ing con­cern­ing Guns & the NRA when a sub­ject that is a pet peeve of mine came up, the slaugh­ter of inner city blacks that is ignored by the media and by those who march. At the end of the con­ver­sa­tion she tweeted some­thing I found telling:

It is the con­fu­sion that is of note here. I’m sure Ms. St. Cyr is a nice and rea­son­able woman and is thought so in her com­mu­nity but like Q on WCRN who sees the Tea Party as total­i­tar­ian see the GOP as a force for wrong. She, unlike Q, can not wrap her head around the idea that a seem­ingly nice fel­low could be a Repub­li­can, and even stranger that such a fel­low could make a pub­lic argu­ment to sup­port GOP or NRA beliefs. It’s a source of exple­tive gen­er­at­ing con­fu­sion. Why it’s as unbe­liev­able as an illit­er­ate read­ing scripture.

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All of these exam­ples, point to a dif­fer­ent caste, a caste that lives under a dif­fer­ent set of laws then beneath them, a caste where behav­iors are not to be ques­tioned, a caste that reacts with amaze­ment when a mem­ber of a lower order dis­plays traits that they would expect from their fellows.

In short this is Feu­dal­ism, and they are the lords…well almost. as I’ll explain later.

P.S. I have an emer­gency bleg up to cover some expenses (oil), details are here, any help would be most appreciated.




The Doctor must be behind it! I sense the vicious doctrine of egalitarianism, Hade!

Doctor Who, The Sun Makers 1977

In my last post on the seeming willingness of Democrats to condone behavior against their foes that they would condemn if experienced by their friends I noted how familiar the arguments of those on the Democrat left sounded to the points their party forefathers of the nineteenth century made when explaining why a particular group of people were unworthy of the protections of law and culture.

While some on the left may not believe it right to comparing the arguments and attitudes of an Alexander Stephens in his famous crossroads speech or the majority opinion in Scott vs Sandford to their own, the objection fails due to their quite understandable mistake of seeing these arguments purely in terms of race rather than in terms of the real game here: social structure.

One of the distinct differences that social structure or caste brings is status. How one reacts to different behaviors and what actions can be permitted is based upon where you exist in the structure.

Here are three current examples of this:

————–

The people we cover, we move in their world, but it is their world. You can’t live like them. You’ll never keep up.

The Paper 1994

Last Sunday David Gregory, while hosting NBC’s Meet the Press was interviewing Wayne LaPierre of the NRA held up a 12 shot magazine clip during a confrontational moment of the interview.

Meet the Press is shot in DC and these items are strictly banned with a stiff penalty for possession. NBC made it a point to ask permission of the DC police to bring in the studio, and the DC police refused yet Meet the Press and David Gregory felt unrestrained by this refusal.

As Stacy McCain put it:

in full knowledge that possession of a 30-round magazine is illegal in D.C. — where Meet the Press is recorded — David Gregory and NBC willfully violated the law just so Gregory could dramatize his anti-Second Amendment lecture to the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre.

NBC acknowledged directly the validity of the law by their request to the DC police, their ex-post-facto to provide ATF cover for their actions implicitly acknowledges the legal violation.

Yet the argument of the press is not a question of facts it’s a question of intent. Howard Kurtz laughingly states:

I don’t think Gregory was planning to commit any crimes.

I beg to differ, Gregory planned to possess an item in a location where it was prohibited by law.

If it was you or I or anyone else who possessed said device, the law would take it’s course but David Gregory is one of the elites of the media profession (not some grubby member of the Breitbart Crowd like James O’Keefe) as Noah Rothman puts it:

If the post-Newtown debate over gun control has shown that the media is somewhat out of touch with average Americans, the Gregory episode has revealed that they do not see themselves as average Americans.

He is not an average American, he is a member of a different distinct class, Bill Jacobson on the WCRN Morning Show’s case and Glenn Reynolds arguments  not withstanding as far as the media is concerned David Gregory is a courtier to the king beyond these petty rules and laws that an O’Keefe, Jacobson or DaTechGuy must follow.

——————-

“I — I couldn’t take a blow, sir. I suppose I’ve been too long with gentlemen”

Among gentlemen a blow could be wiped out only in blood; among the lower orders a blow was something to be received without even a word.

C. S. Forester: Hornblower and the Hotspur 1962 p 301

Sen. Daniel Inouye, who represented Hawaii in congress since statehood, died this week at the age of 88. Inouye served with distinction during World War 2, losing an arm, his death meant that governor Neil Abercrombie had to appoint a new senator for the seat and selected Lt. Gov Brian Schatz who flew back to the Washington with President Obama to be sworn in as Senator.

Not three weeks earlier Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina announced his upcoming resignation. Governor Nikki Haley in response appointed newly re-elected GOP congressman Tim Scott to the Senate seat. Scott will be the only African American member of the United States Senate and the first Black Senator from the south since 1881.

Yet while the appointment of a black American to the Senate by a female Republican governor of color has elicited responses like this…

MSNBC: Tim Scott, don’t be a token senator

Black Voices News: No reason to celebrate Tim Scott

The NYT: The Puzzle of Black Republicans

…the appointment of Brian Schatz a White Male to the Senate over Rep Colleen Hanabusa by another white Male to replace the longest serving minority in the Senate in US history has not produced a murmur of objection by the MSM.

To supporters of the GOP on the right this contrast might seem unjust but for the media and left Mr. Schatz’s and Mr. Abercrombie status, established by their political persuasion, provides the necessary imprimatur for their choices. That status means their actions are unworthy of complaint while the critique of Mr. Scott & Mrs. Haley, they are to be received without even a word.

—————–

Is that you reading Kizzy?

Roots 1977

I follow several people of the left, some that I have met, some that I haven’t and some simply because the mood struck me. One of these people is a lady by the name of Reda St. Cyr.

I know nothing about Reda than what I’ve seen on twitter and what is in the description above. As she lives in Nevada that is unlikely to change.   We’ve occasionally had disagreements over the NRA, over show ID to vote and other issues over twitter, but I know absolutely nothing else about her.

Yesterday we tweeting concerning Guns & the NRA when a subject that is a pet peeve of mine came up, the slaughter of inner city blacks that is ignored by the media and by those who march. At the end of the conversation she tweeted something I found telling:

It is the confusion that is of note here.  I’m sure Ms. St. Cyr is a nice and reasonable woman and is thought so in her community but like Q on WCRN who sees the Tea Party as totalitarian see the GOP as a force for wrong. She, unlike Q, can not wrap her head around the idea that a seemingly nice fellow could be a Republican, and even stranger that such a fellow could make a public argument to support GOP or NRA beliefs. It’s a source of expletive generating confusion.  Why it’s as unbelievable as an illiterate reading scripture.

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All of these examples, point to a different caste, a caste that lives under a different set of laws then beneath them, a caste where behaviors are not to be questioned, a caste that reacts with amazement when a member of a lower order displays traits that they would expect from their fellows.

In short this is Feudalism, and they are the lords…well almost. as I’ll explain later.

P.S. I have an emergency bleg up to cover some expenses (oil), details are here, any help would be most appreciated.




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