Re-Thinking Our Certification and Training Society.

Training in the Office

One thing I’ve noticed in the last few years across various industries and workplaces is that many workers are hampered by something this buzzword concept you always hear a lot about, “Training.” In theory it’s the be all, end all. Struggling? You need more training. Promotion? More training. Attempt to troubleshoot? More training is needed first. Want to problem solve a bit more? You need this certification. It’s a disaster and monster’s own creation. It’s become worse then just a vague buzzword.

Years ago I was looking to move up the ladder a bit as a 3rd shift stocker, at a grocery store – perhaps take on more responsibility, place some orders, do inventory, etc. My manager didn’t mind the idea, but mentioned that you needed to take some classes on the computers in the back of the store to make a bit more money and move up. I remember thinking to myself, “What and how does training courses on a computer help me better in my current role?” Obviously, it didn’t.

It wasn’t just there. I worked at a big box home improvement store with the same emphasis on training courses on a computer. None of them had anything to do with mixing paint or learning more about “wall coverings” – basically everything interior and exterior painting related. That was on top of having to meet corporate requirements to have these training courses completed by a mandated date regardless of peak hours and the season. If it didn’t get done, our managers got threatened. Our much emphasized and lauded customer service would suffer because of “training”. Yep, all that for training and to get a rubber stamp. (In hindsight, it felt like those courses were all about reducing liability risks at the store.)

To do anything outside the normal work criteria for your position or role, you must have that training – otherwise stay in your lane as it’s the safest option. It also ensures you never build that much job knowledge making you easily replaceable; just another cog in the machine. Convenient right? It’s everything that’s wrong with today’s approach to generating necessary skills for success in today’s workplace.

Now sure, I get that and why “training” is the golden bullet. In today’s liability risk-adverse workplace, a wrong answer might end up costing the company money or the wrong kind of attention. So to minimize this you are given as little room-to-work outside your box as possible. Encouraging ideas where you can take on additional responsibility, troubleshoot, or exhibit too much helpful information might be a liability issue. Can’t have that for all sorts of factors involved.

Instead you get additional training. Yep. Amazing is how great this buzzword looks great to outsiders, shareholders, the managerial class, and even customers who assume the more training you have – the better. Truth is that too many people with plenty of “training” can’t think their way out of ground level complications , troubleshoot, problem solve, or out of a card-board box for that matter. I guess that’s part of the point.

At my work I lament that there is so much more I could do, but am unable because it’s outside my “role” and I’m of course not trained for it – even though I’m already doing it and plenty more. Again, I get why but it’s frustrating and goes to show that inefficiencies are constantly perpetuated by places which keep sending out the usual corporate emails that laud and enthusiastically proclaim how much they are doing to make everything more… efficient.

Writing this, I feel somewhat irritated and irked with the way the entire “training” concept is applied these days. Is it just me? Is this something other people are starting to notice? Of course, there’s definitely a legitimate purpose and need for applicable training and improvement to one’s position, but what’s key is that actually APPLIES to what you do. Too often today, that’s just not the case.

Rant over?

#Gillette Shows Us The Timeless Activity of Wrestling Is Apparently Toxic Masculinity

Lost in the twitter chaos and YouTube backlash to that Gillette commercial – now the 5th most down voted video in YouTube history is something that really leaps out and grabs you by our apparent toxic natures:

Take a second look. No, it’s not that this commercial doesn’t actually bother discussing anything about shaving.

Catch that? The rolling around in the dirt, trying to get the best position and hold? It’s quite an ancient and historied activity throughout many cultures across the world since the beginning of time. Wrestling. In all of it’s forms. Olympians of old and new, rituals, state competitions, any old tussle in the backyard; it’s apparently a demonstration of the ever widening examples of toxic masculinity.

Continue reading “#Gillette Shows Us The Timeless Activity of Wrestling Is Apparently Toxic Masculinity”

For This New Year: Hug Your Woke Neighbor, Student, and Activist.

Everyone apparently sets New Years resolutions on Faceberg to supposedly motivate themselves and look good while doing it to the applause of others trying to do the same thing. A few weeks later and no weights have been lifting, diets undertaken, hobbies started, repairs and construction began, et cetera. We have all been there, done that, and some of us will do the exact same thing again.

However, I have a better idea.

I’ve already seen the smorgasbord of dumb people doing dumb things, specifically the woke SJW types, activists, and those whose entire purpose and drive in life makes them chronically unhappy. We of course solemn shake our heads in unison over the latest meltdown and very potent demonstration and manifestation of that unhappiness and resulting rage and bitterness. It was after all inevitable. Calling out injustice “everywhere” and every new ist and ism that rears its systematic oppressive head takes it toll on one’s sanity and ability to enjoy life.

Sure we can all laugh, point, berate, and all the usual responses. Kick em when they are down Eric Holder style. They deserve it right? They made their own bed, now they can lie in. That however just keeps the usual echo chambers echoing and brimming with all too common schadenfreude for the various social media addicts sharing it daily. Honestly, I’m tired of it. Well it’s time for a change; it’s the “current year” after all.

Give these miserable miserly lonely miscreants a hug. Seriously, they need it. Let it be like when the Germans, French, and English called a truce for Christmas day and sang songs together over a good smoke; from a deplorable bigoted ist/ism like yourself to a woke, smart, socially aware on-the-right-side-of-history, non-gendered activist in need of some love.

I’m serious. Or at least some kind words if they look like they may consider a hug to be sexual assault. (You know the type.) Let them know, they are gonna be fine and that their recent offense isn’t that big of a deal.

Consider these woke folks to be stuck in extra secure shrink wrap. Whenever something tries to unravel a strand, the overall wrap gets even tighter. Stuck in an incoherent worldview that constantly clashes with reality  the way they wish the world was, they end up upset, confused, miserable, depressed, and often lonely – basically everything that involves being plagued by mental health issues. Trump’s election is one obvious example of this.

Occasionally some reach a point where the shrink wrap snaps entirely freeing them from their cocoon, but life isn’t fair and plenty of them remain trapped. We’ve already come to a point in the “culture war” where logic no longer matters – specifically to those woke types who can dismiss glaring conflicts with their worldview as ist, ism, phobia, oppressive, colonial, patriarchal et cetera. You can’t argue with cult members, so stop trying.

Appeal to their emotional side instead. It’s the dominant means of persuasion in our era and the best way to establish a bond with someone.

There’s a reason why most advertisements we see are all based on how we feel or trying to make us feel a certain way. The feel and taste of that cold bud lite, driving that sleek fast and luxurious Mercedes or rough and touch Chevy truck, how you can look with this newest razor or excellent lipstick. Well, absorb the lesson from their playbook and give it a well meaning embrace.

It’s not just for them – who are burned out and need the reprieve from politics and the culture war- but for you too in the Dissident Right.

This suggestion to appeal to their emotions almost sounds facetious and borderline manipulative, but we aren’t trying to harness our inner dark triad Machiavelli. This is sincere. Constantly being focused on the what’s wrong with the world and staring into all the injustices is similar to staring into Nietzsche abyss and becoming the very monster you see. At a certain point even the most ardent party member holding the record for denouncing his neighbors and comrades is denounced himself and sentenced to the gulag.

You can be there when that happens and considering what was acceptable just 5 years ago, it’s inevitable that plenty of people are going to be eaten by their own tolerant tribe. They will be upset, shocked, and suddenly starting to peer through those newly formed cracks.

So show them what life is like beyond the cracks of their basement walls ; some actual damned happiness and enjoyment of life. Start with the small things in life. You might not be able to buy your wife a Lamborghini, but a $1 bar of chocolates let’s her know she’s in your thoughts. It’s the same principle for our woke friends.

Slowly by small actions build those tears in the shrink wrap. You never know what incident could come about each time until there is that hopeful snap. Life is short. It’s hard to see how much of what happened yesterday will matter 30 years from now in comparison to your children and future grand-children.

Sure, the long game and what happens today is important to their future and yours, but don’t let the worries of today destroy the future happiness and “life-well-lived” sense of tomorrow. If that happens, no one has really “won.”

Eating a Ham Sandwich Is a Revolutionary Act in the Current Year

George Orwell said that telling the truth in a time of deceit is a revolutionary act.  Of course this quote speaks for itself to us in the Dissident Right and any deviant deplorable with a working knowledge of actual history, but there’s much more to Orwell’s statement then meets our keen eye.   In fact, it’s quite pertinent to our “current year”.

Yes, eating a ham sandwich or foodstuff whether modified like a Frankenfood burger from the villainous Monsanto to the vegan activist barista brewing a cup of supposedly ethically sourced coffee beans picked by child slaves in the war torn Congo.   

It really doesn’t take much these days, especially when you can spam social media with the food you just gorged on at Chic Fil A or one of Ben & Jerry’s social conscious ice cream flavors for 8$ meant to impress people on your Facebook feed you think are your friends.

Continue reading “Eating a Ham Sandwich Is a Revolutionary Act in the Current Year”

Lost Cogs In A Global Machine: Thinking About Identity In The Dissident Right

Part 1

The Rotting Stink Clawing Away At Us

Author’s Note: This article will be updated, edited consistently, and possibly republished as I focus my thoughts and ideas as time goes on.  I’m not an intellectual nor an amazing writer. I’m just some guy trying to flush out what plagues our modern existence. Thoughtful genuine critique is welcome.   This long post is divided into two parts with the second focusing on ideas to forge a new mythos and identity.

Something is wrong with modern society. We can feel it in our bones. It chills us like a sinister X- Files conspiracy in which our souls and spirit have been stolen away. We can smell the rot abounding and growing in their absence and we know its more than just the curse of a bizarre post-modernism that’s permeated our modern lives.

The post-Cold War framework we evaluated, measured, and determined our identities no longer holds weight. Useless is the “left vs right” and “liberal vs conservative” paradigms that culture, politics, and even daily life were seen through.  It’s been rendered obsolete by our new digital age and a “new” set of problems festering for decades behind the scenes that have finally surfaced.

Almost everyone regardless of their political affiliations can see that the world around is falling apart.  We are reaping the seeds we’ve sown in the past all the way from the French Enlightenment to the Post-Christian West as our substituted gods have started to crumble. 

Continue reading “Lost Cogs In A Global Machine: Thinking About Identity In The Dissident Right”

Think Aloud: Stop Apologizing to Guiltcucks and Shamecucks for Your Ancestors Legacy and History.

Guilt is a powerful weapon – perhaps even more so now in the internet age. Plenty of digital denizens bring their mace of shame down on surprisingly willing participants  and recipients who kneel gracefully to receive each blow. It’s now become a yearly tradition for them.

For some reason, I always think Columbus day is on October 12th of every year and realize that’s its come based on the flurry of apparent straight white males telling other straight white males to feel guilt for their ancestors successes.

I’m not sure what to call these people, but let’s give this branding thing a try.  Shamecucks? Guiltcucks?  When it comes to The Information War, we definitely need an easy-to-recognize label by the mainstream that sums up what these people are doing in one word instead of,  “They are shameful recipients of self-deprecating guilt while groveling in repentance and demanding we all do the same to a mob whose never satisfied with their pleading cries of supplication.”

Continue reading “Think Aloud: Stop Apologizing to Guiltcucks and Shamecucks for Your Ancestors Legacy and History.”

Thinking Aloud: The Information War and Fighting an Enemy With No Rules

Branding.  Easy, understandable, and no-explanation needed labels, terms, and phrases with all the right kinds of connotations regardless of who hears them; a 711 worker, Chase teller, Facebook drone, Amazon warehouse workhorse, lobbyist, journalist, brand influencer, or dog groomer. 

One group of people in particular have perfected it’s use: Activist Progressives.  Those of us versed in the “culture war” and wrongthink have an inkling as to what this label means. Most “normies” however won’t. It could mean anything. Not good. Sad. 

That right there is our number one problem. Yea, I’m serious. It’s worse than the deplatforming, twitter lynch mobs targeting us, Big Tech monopoly/censorship, and AntiFa beatings endowed upon us.   In fact it’s whats enabled our current beatings and martydom in the internet arena suffered at the hands of the progressive mobs that don’t seem to stoke widespread and obvious condemnation by the masses. 

Continue reading “Thinking Aloud: The Information War and Fighting an Enemy With No Rules”

With All the Recent Bans on Social Media, Is It Time For A Scorched Earth Mindset?

We know the Salem Witch trials finally stopped when they accused the colonial governor’s wife. It had gone too far. No longer was it just some random slave from Barbados put through the ringer, but a member of the ruling class.  What does this lesson hold for the modern digital age?

 Should we flag and report every video from those on social media who demand bannings and digital burnings? Should Oliver Darcy have every single tweet, post, and any video’s he’s ever been on flagged? Perhaps its at that point.   Perhaps we should fight bannings by demanding the banning of those who called for it.

Continue reading “With All the Recent Bans on Social Media, Is It Time For A Scorched Earth Mindset?”

The Mob That Ate Wil Wheaton Is Really Damn Scary

About a week ago Wil Wheaton had deactivated his twitter account because Alex Jones still hasn’t been banned. Very Woke.  You’ve also probably seen a bit about him using his Mastodon account.  It’s basically an open source social media platform with a heavily progressive base susceptible to the usual mob like action something Wheaton thought could be avoided by leaving Twitter. 

Predictably the pitchfork mobs made up of zealot progressives looking to virtue signal their wokeness by burning heretics was in full force at Mastodon. Wheaton ended up getting mass reported by its users and banned by staff for apparently being some sort of transphobe who doesn’t listen enough to the people slandering and bashing him by blocking one of them.

Honestly, I thought he would get #MeToo’ed, but it ended up being something like this.  Wheaton made a kind of I’m-done-with-social-media-post on his site detailing a bit of this insane hillarity on his leaving twitter for the kinder and safer waters.

Continue reading “The Mob That Ate Wil Wheaton Is Really Damn Scary”

Did France’s “Diverse” World Cup Team Come At The Cost of African National Teams?

So why take a look at this now after the world cup has passed? Well, waiting a while helps clear the mind and give some time for the fanatics and devoted fans who watch futbol every 4 years to dissipate back to their normal lives where they don’t actually follow any leagues or national teams.

What get’s lost in the mix is some important reflection, particularly that diversity is turning European countries like France, Germany, and Italy into futbol powerhouses at the expense of the nations those players were born in.  It’s almost a form of “cultural appropriation”, but is instead ethnic/racial in nature.   Ironically, we don’t see similar impassioned denouncements from the usual suspects.

Continue reading “Did France’s “Diverse” World Cup Team Come At The Cost of African National Teams?”