Cool Hand Karl is back

Sheriff Popper has come to town to gun down the historicists and restore law and order on the streets of the Open Society.

He has opened a Facebook account, set up a substack and hangs out with his deputies in a smoke-free salon to drink weak tea, and shoot the breeze with Bach and Mozart playing in the background.

Times will be tough for irrationalists, essentialists, Marxists , justificationists, and people who think science starts with observations and end with consensus. Or ask “What is…?”or  “Who shall rule?”

Watch this space.

Get with the program!

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March 17, 2023 7:16 am

Where does one find these FB and Substack accounts? Thanks

March 17, 2023 7:25 am

shameless, Rafe

those books will corrupt the minds of the naive and impressionable

this is waaaay worserer that Tranny Story-time

March 17, 2023 9:20 am

Times will be tough for irrationalists, essentialists, Marxists , justificationists, and people who think science starts with observations and end with consensus.

Exactly right, Rafe. They’re irrationalists — the trash of the global middle class that has insinuated itself into every national government on earth, real leaders having abandoned the field.

A couple of decades ago, it was thought in Australia all you had to do to get better leaders was to pay them more, so state and federal parliamentary salaries were basically doubled.

It succeeded only in further degrading our leadership, encouraging moral gutlessness and expanding the monetary value of the sinecures available to the parasites of the politics business.

The degradation of our leadership has been further encouraged by the explosion in social media, most of it still controlled by anti-social coding nerds who loathe the human race and its aspirations, like freedom.

The social media monopolies have simply made it easier for us to lie to and hoodwink each other. Our political leadership has never had so many deception tools available.

March 17, 2023 10:26 am

Not being fully integrated by the Matrix, I have none of the “devices” to read electronic books.

Around here, “tree-ware” rools. For starters, the batteries don’t go flat just at an”interesting bit”. Some of my books date back to the mid 19th century, and are perfectly functional. Try that with a “Kindle” file in a hundred and seventy years.

No doubt, some of the usual suspects will take that Ray Bradbury novel as a holy quest handbook, not as a warning.

The BIGGEST hazard to a lot of books, especially paperbacks printed since WW2, is the paper itself. To meet a rapidly-rising demand for books, especially paperbacks, post WW2, most publishers went to “acid-bleached” paper, in preference to the long-established “Oxygen-bleached” stuff. This latter material was actually bleached using Hydrogen Peroxide, which left no residue after the pulp was rinsed.

“Acid” bleached paper uses essentially an industrial grade Hypochlorous acid; MUCH CHEAPER, BUT, unless REALLY thoroughly neutralized and then rinsed in PURE water, (“expensive”), some of that acid stays in the fibres and starts to break them down from Day One.

THAT is why all those paperback SF novels, dodgy “bodice-rippers”, etc. and historical books, like “The Washing of the Spears”, are going brown and “dusty”. They are “self-erasing”. Great for the “re-print” operators, but, if the reprints are on the same crappy paper, it just kicks the can expensively down the rod for another sixty or so years.

Bar Beach Swimmer
March 17, 2023 9:54 pm

Rafe, I’m not on fb (or anything else) but the substack I’d be happy to read.

  1. Vic can’t upkeep it roads, probably the smallest network per head in Oz. From what I’v heard other Gov services…

  2. You aren’t allowed to ask if someone who has an Aboriginal great grandparent qualifies as one of the “First Nations”…

Oh, you think that, do you? Care to put it on record?x