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Plebian Hubris
« on: October 31, 2022, 09:15:34 am »
Rightist sarcastically mocks twitter executives being fired:
https://twitter.com/RichardHanania/status/1586073594374725633?s=20&t=qoCwZeEEb5H5vW1cRN5tqg
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Parag Agrawal: PhD, Person of Color

Vijaya Gadde: JD, Woman of Color

They have been fired by

Elon Musk: Not even a Master's, white male

Experts have been warning against white mediocrity and its dangers to democracy, hopefully people will now listen.

The tweet is "sarcastic", but it's true. So basically a self-own on Richard's part. Also, the correct term is "plebian hubris", not "mediocrity". And the danger is not to democracy, as this is the manifestation of that ideology.

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Re: Plebian Hubris
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2022, 09:23:18 pm »
Dr. Jason Johnson describes GOP establishment (patricians) vs GOP base (plebeians) on Trump support (ignore the annoying Jew Melber who keeps interrupting):
https://youtu.be/LkNNGguLEcw?t=115

Johnson speaks the truth, while Jews like Melber want you to believe that Trump supporters are actually persuadable.
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Re: Plebian Hubris
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 10:21:48 am »
Rick Wilson (anti Trump republican from previous clip) ridicules plebeian hubris of Trump-supporting "rubes":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYSLSvvY_64
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Re: Plebian Hubris
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 06:12:12 pm »
Old article but still relevant:
It's time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses
https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/06/28/its-time-for-the-elites-to-rise-up-against-ignorant-masses-trump-2016-brexit/
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Re: Plebian Hubris
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2022, 12:49:55 pm »
What is preventing ecofascism? (Hint: see title of this topic.)

https://www.yahoo.com/news/turn-boilers-down-60c-cut-000000319.html

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Households will be told to turn their boilers down to 60C in an £18 million government drive to lower energy bills.
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Downing Street decided to give the campaign the green light despite earlier concerns that it might be regarded as an unwanted intrusion from a “nanny state”.

Global warming is an unwanted intrusion from Western civilization!

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Whitehall sources were keen to push back on this on Sunday, saying: “This isn’t about telling people to wear an extra jumper and turn the heating off - that’s completely the wrong idea, this is not about putting people in discomfort.

People should be wearing an extra jumper and turning the heating off! What about the discomfort of all those living in places that are becoming too hot to live in? Why shouldn't those from the country that literally started the Industrial Revolution be required to share some discomfort to lighten it for everyone else?

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“It’s about giving people the agency to learn the tips and tricks to keep their energy bills lower.”

This is what a government sounds like when it is afraid of those it is supposed to be governing.

People managed fine with cold winters in pre-modern times, simply by wrapping up while indoors. It would not be in any way an exorbitant demand to require them to merely return to that old lifestyle (especially when it was precisely the modern lifestyle which created global warming in the first place).

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Nuclear power plants have become a key part of the Government’s aim to boost energy security, with ministers hoping they will eventually produce 25pc of the country’s power.

Instead, new nuclear power plants will be built to support plebian hubris.

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On Sunday, Mr Shapps wrote to chief executives of all domestic energy companies to warn that households' direct debits should not be going up when they are making “huge efforts” to reduce their energy consumption.

He said he was “disturbed” to learn about this, adding that when consumers take “sensible steps” to reduce their bills, this should be rewarded with falling direct debits rather than punished by seeing them rise.

This is the same mentality that led to the policy of slave owners receiving compensation when slavery ended. It was all about preventing the former slave owners from feeling discomfort from the traumatically discomforting experience of no longer owning slaves. They are making "huge efforts" to not be slave owners! They should be rewarded rather than punished!

Cue the plebian hubris comment:

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The government can not tell people how hot or cold their house can be.

Actually that is precisely what a serious (ie. non-Western) government is supposed to do:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_empire

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A hydraulic empire, also known as a hydraulic despotism, hydraulic society, hydraulic civilization, or water monopoly empire, is a social or government structure which maintains power and control through exclusive control over access to water. It arises through the need for flood control and irrigation, which requires central coordination and a specialized bureaucracy.[1]
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A developed hydraulic civilization maintains control over its population by means of controlling the supply of water. The term was coined by the German-American historian Karl August Wittfogel (1896–1988), in his book Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power (1957). Wittfogel asserted that such "hydraulic civilizations"—although they were neither all located in the Orient nor characteristic of all Oriental societies—were essentially different from those of the Western world. According to Wittfogel, most of the first civilizations in history, such as Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Pre-Columbian Mexico and Peru, are believed to have been hydraulic empires.[2] Most hydraulic empires existed in arid or desert regions, but imperial China also had some such characteristics, due to the exacting needs of rice cultivation.

The Maurya Empire in India was classified by Wittfogel as a grandiose Hydraulic Economy.[3] Kautilya while referring to the udakabhaga (water-cess, cess being a term used in India, Scotland and Ireland for an additional tax) lists various kinds of irrigation, viz., irrigated by manual labour, by carrying water on the shoulder, by water lifts, and by raising water from lakes, rivers etc. Some scholars believe, there is a clear reference to canals for irrigation in the Arthashastra, in a sutra which points out that water was set in motion by digging (khatapravrittim) from a river-dam (nandinibhandayatana) or a tank.[4]

Apart from Ancient Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush, the Ajuran Sultanate of the Horn of Africa was the only other hydraulic empire in Africa. Beginning in the 13th century, the Ajuran monopolized the water resources of the Jubba and Shebelle rivers. Through hydraulic engineering, they also constructed many of the state's limestone wells and cisterns that are still in use today. Its rulers developed new systems for agriculture and taxation, which continued to be used in parts of the Horn of Africa as late as the 19th century.[5]
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The typical hydraulic empire government, in Wittfogel's thesis, is extremely centralized, with no trace of an independent aristocracy – in contrast to the decentralized feudalism of medieval Europe.

See also:

https://trueleft.createaforum.com/mythical-world/aryan-hydraulic-empire/

And of course the ultimate hypocrisy:

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The same elements of resource control central to hydraulic empire were also central to Europe's colonization of much of the global South.

It's OK for "whites" to do it to "non-whites", but not for it to be done to "whites".
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Re: Plebian Hubris
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2022, 02:52:20 pm »
Our enemies report:

https://barenakedislam.com/2022/12/05/british-conservative-mp-booed-for-downplaying-the-dangers-of-local-hotels-overflowing-with-young-male-illegal-alien-muslim-invaders/ (video at link)

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When people demand that these infiltrators be sent back, the official says “we can’t do that.”

The official is at least aware of:

https://www.unhcr.org/1951-refugee-convention.html

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The core principle is non-refoulement, which asserts that a refugee should not be returned to a country where they face serious threats to their life or freedom.

The booers do not care about any of this.
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