How China moved away from being barbarian monkeys

In 1978, the farmers in a small Chinese village called Xiaogang gathered in a mud hut to sign a secret contract. They thought it might get them executed. Instead, it wound up transforming China’s economy in ways that are still reverberating today.

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In support of Milo Yiannopoulos

Milo was over the target dropping bombs attacking the lefties.

He was being effective, very effective.

His “Dangerous Faggot” tour of american universities was simply stunning in powerful argument in favour of free speech and general freedom. he was teaching students the reality to which the left had no answer.

So the left do what they do best. Through innuendo, fake news, taking things out of context and outright lies they tried to make out Milo was some sort of kiddie fiddler.

The reality is Milo was a victim of pedophillia and the left are simply blaming the victim (I thought they were supposed to be against that sort of thing).

Milo is very intelligent, I am sure he will bounce back.

Six fitness tips for everyone

1. The key to fitness is consistency.

2. Lift weights and ignore cardio. Leave that to the gym bunnies.

3. When you’re in the gym, don’t talk. Just workout hard.

4. Eat proper food not processed food.

5. Get a good nights sleep.

6. Ignore what other people lift in the gym. They lift too much weight with bad form, no wonder they never seem to get anywhere.

The moral degeneracy of the modern woman

The Daily Mail are reporting that Lynne Gollogly, 39, of Rotherham, South Yorkshire is organising a wedding ceremony on her 40th birthday even though she has no one to marry.

She said she was sick of looking for Mr Right but still wants the wedding and is planning two hen dos and a honeymoon for herself in Italy.

Gollogly is overweight, is tattooed and has an ugly loony feminist personality.

Why would any half decent man want to marry her? What on earth does she bring to the party?

This simply shows the moral degeneracy that modern women have.


Tony Blair is going to get what he deserves

Tony Blair, the former UK prime minister has declared that ‘Brits should rise up in defence of what they believe’.

Warmonger Blair was talking about the Brexit vote but I’m going to take him at his word.

I think Blair is a disgusting warmonger who’s actions whilst PM almost bankrupted the country and who deliberately imported 300,000 odd immigrants a year as deliberate govt policy in order to undermine society.

As such, if I ever meet Blair I am fully justified in kicking him as hard as I can in the balls.


The peasants revolt, the black death and money

I’ve just read a good book on the Peasants Revolt by Juliet Barker. The Black Death of the 14th century immensely reduced the work force. But England saw a huge economic upswing and labourers saw their wages shoot up, and landlords tried to poach labour from each other by offering freedom to serfs in return for paying cash rents. Unsurprisingly free labour was much more productive than serf labour. Nor was it bad news for landlords, as there were fewer of them with bigger estates than before, and many of them switched to sheep-farming, which proved very lucrative. By 1400, England’s GDP was probably the same as in 1350, but with half the population.

The Revolt was a good example of De Tocqueville’s view that revolutions occur when things are getting better. Most rebels weren’t poor, but rather well off peasants, burgesses, blacksmiths, innkeepers etc. even some minor gentry, and MP’s, who were increasingly literate, could afford to go to law against grasping abbots and landlords, and who were protesting over unjust taxation and corrupt government (eg you had magistrates charged with enforcing maximum wage laws cheerfully breaking them with their labour forces, landlords imposing feudal fines much more rigorously on prospering peasants).

It’s also worth noting inflation can happen in weird ways.  This meant both that farm labour was more valuable, increasing wages, and food scarcer, increasing food prices. However, the cost of things like swords declined. Because so many people had died, there were a lot of weapons and suchlike that belonged to the recently departed. Inflation, therefore, was affected in opposite directions for different things but caused by the same plague.

Historically, silver and gold were used to determine value, that value varying in practical (though not nominal) terms according to the percentage of precious metal used. Nowadays, coins have very little inherent value (with rare exceptions, such as gold sovereigns).

Which does raise an interesting point. The actual coins you have are worth almost nothing. But because society all agrees to pretend they have value, they do.