Baked Alaska Goes Hollywood

I would like to think that Baked Alaska is simply heading in a new direction and that all the bad things imputed to him didn’t occur as we imagined. Maybe he’s had a spiritual epiphany and wants to leave behind activism that no longer serves him? Here are some excerpts from Baked’s Gab.ai account:

* anyone calling for the death of me and asking antifa to slit my throat and murder me unironically will be reported. i don’t take that lightly. that includes warski, tonka, ralph, jim etc.

* then stop watching. stop talking about it. and move on.

that’s why i continue to win. because you guys are obsessed.

* lol yea im not trippin at all, they are all making shekels by whining and crying about me for content, while im hanging out in the real world having fun.

really makes you think….

* I hide all my secrets in plain sight, but only the smart well-mannered see what’s actually going on.

* It’s funny I’ve told people over and over that @Microchip‍ is my alt account, and they always seem to forget what I’m capable of.

Baked is my dumb persona to fool people. Microchip is where I make the action happen.

* Everyone sayin Baked doxxed X, Baked mass flagged X, Baked fucked my mom, etc.

I didn’t dox anyone. Show proof or shut up. Because the proof does not exist. People know the truth and the truth is coming out, and it’s not looking good for all the backstabbers & liars.

* yes absolutely, we need to bring loyalty & integrity back or we have nothing.

so many backstabbers and rats. they all must go.

Travis LeBlanc writes:

“Welcome to the Jungle. Watch it bring you to your knees.”

It is fashionable to the point of cliché to liken someone’s downfall to Greek tragedy. But in the case of Baked Alaska and his Los Angeles adventures, it would not be appropriate to compare him to the classics. For Baked Alaska’s soon-to-be-legendary demise follows a different, more modern, but distinctly American mythos of “going Hollywood.”

Stories of young men and women leaving their humdrum life in Nowheresville USA to seek out fame and fortune under the bright lights of the Big City are America’s one great contribution to the Fairy Tale genre. After all, the Big City is where “any shopgirl can be a top girl.” The place “where any office boy or mechanic can be a panic with just a goodlooking tan.” Or so the mythos goes.

People also move to New York City to make it big, but tales about moving to New York are usually backstage musicals centered around Broadway and tend to be optimistic. More importantly, a common theme in backstage musicals is the warm camaraderie among the cast and crew members, who come together to make sure the big show goes off without a hitch (“Or else we’re all gonna be out on the streets!”).

However, stories about people moving to Los Angeles to make it big tend to be darker, involve a lot of tragedy or (at best) misadventure, and emphasize the isolation people feel upon arriving in a cold, remorseless bizarro world devoid of recognizable humanity. Hollywood is a fool’s destination, and if you do manage to make it there, it’s blind luck.

Young women started flocking to Hollywood in large number in the 1920s, often at the encouragement of the studios who would offer bogus movie contracts to beauty pageant winners across the country as a way of garnering cheap publicity. Upon arriving, the girls would find themselves broke in a strange town, the movie roles never materializing. Some women would turn to prostitution or porn rather than face the embarrassment of returning home.

The most iconic “moving to Los Angeles” story is the 1937 film A Star is Born. Here, movie fanatic Janet Gaynor leaves her sleepy village for Hollywood and, after a spell of poverty, finds success and even marries her favorite actor. Alas, hubby Frederic March is not so lucky. Just as Gaynor’s career takes off, March’s begins a steady decline. With his career in collapse, March drowns himself in booze before finally drowning himself period. (Walking into the sea is arguably the most melodramatic way possible to kill oneself.) While March’s death is a suicide, you the viewer are meant to view him as a victim of murder, with Hollywood itself and its unholy soul-crushing essence as killer.

A Star Is Born was actually a complete rip-off of an earlier 1932 film called What Price Hollywood? It was then remade twice (once with Judy Garland and once with Barbara Streisand), and a fifth version of the story starring Lady Gaga is set to be released later this year. It says something that 80 years on, tales of small towners seeking fame in the Big City still resonate with people.

Now there is a variation of the “small towner goes to Hollywood” meme, which is the “small towner goes to Hollywood and then goes Hollywood” meme.

There is an important distinction here. Degeneracy can be found in every large city, but Los Angeles is particularly famous for its singularly corrupting influence on those who move to it from outside. Some people go to Hollywood and experience that sunny den of debauchery as strangers in a strange land. But others move to Hollywood, and once there, absorb and internalize its corrupt value system, its hedonistic lifestyle, its obsession with materialism and pointless status symbols. They cease to be individuals and become an extensions of Hollywood itself. They don’t just go to Hollywood. They go Hollywood.

The definitive example in fiction of “going Hollywood” is the character Neely O’Hara from the 1960s runaway best-seller Valley of the Dolls. When we first meet Neely, she is sweet and charming, an unknown singing prodigy just looking for her lucky break. After some good fortune, Neely ends up on Broadway, blows the critics and audiences away, and lands a movie contract.

The next time we see Neely, she’s been a star in Los Angeles for several years and has completely “gone Hollywood.” She takes uppers to get through work, downers to get to sleep, and booze just for the hell of it. She’s in a loveless marriage with the homosexual wardrobe designer that she left her first husband for. She’s vain, arrogant, and demanding. Singing is no longer her love and passion but just a tool Neely uses to accumulate ever greater power and wealth. And she’s sleeping with her best friend’s husband.

When you look at the Baked Alaska affair, Occam’s Razor leads you to the conclusion that this is just a classic case of someone “going Hollywood.”

You’ve got Baked “Took a Can of Mace to the Face to Save the White Race” Alaska, hero of Charlottesville and the man brought us the “Anglin versus Sargon” debate. He was never the most hardcore guy in the world, but he still had plenty of street cred and seemed to be drifting in more of a White Nationalist direction. Along with Warski Live and Morning Kumite, Baked Alaska’s YouTube channel was one of the three horsemen of Internet Bloodsports.

But then Baked Alaska decided to pack up his bags, leave ho-hum life in Alaska, and move to Los Angeles.

Next thing you know, Baked Alaska is palling around and doing live video streams with some coked-out blond bimbo from the Valley, he’s appointed some other girl he’s trying to bang as his manager (what is this, Spinal Tap?), there’s also a beefcake “comedian” with a history of meth use, and some based non-whites thrown in for style points. All the while, Baked Alaska has suddenly started talking like he’s been taking fistfuls of MDMA and is using words like “toxicity” while he bans longtime fans from his channel’s chat for banter he had no problem with a few short weeks ago. Oh, he also says that he is no longer interested in doing Internet Bloodsports anymore and wants to “get into more irl stuff.” Two words: Gone Hollywood.

The bimbo in question is one Erin SomethingOrOther. I don’t know her real last name, but I doubt that Baked Alaska does either. Hell, Erin is so dumb and on so much cocaine, she probably doesn’t even know her own name half the time. But who needs a name? You meet so many girls like Erin in this world that they all tend to blend together anyway. But that hasn’t stopped some people from ironically (I hope) dubbing her “Sweet Erin.”

It was when Baked Alaska started banning his fans for toxic speech on his channel’s chat that people started accusing him of selling out and strongly implied Erin was Yoko Ono-ing him. Baked Alaska was either cucking at Erin’s request or trying to impress this bluepilled bubble-headed interloper, charges both Sweet Erin and Baked Alaska strenuously denied.

Mister Metokur was the first to call out Baked Alaska for turning on his fan on BA’s own live stream. This led to Baked Alaska and Erin appearing on Warski Live the next evening to clarify his position and new direction. After more than three hours of bickering and fighting, the matter seemed to be resolved with Baked Alaska agreeing that he had made some mistakes and intending to correct course.

But then something extraordinary happened.

Near the end of the Warski Live stream, host J. F. Gariepy came straight out asked Erin if she is romantically or sexually interested in Baked Alaska. Erin responded by saying that she had been interested in Baked Alaska, but now that she had learned more about him, she was no longer interested. Ouch. You can almost hear Baked Alaska’s heart break over the internet.

To recap, Bakie Goes To Hollywood had just alienated his fanbase in order to impress this blonde bimbo who was now telling him and the world that she was no longer interested in him. She cucked him while thousands watched worldwide.

The blow to his ego must have been too much for him to handle, because something seems to have died inside Baked Alaska at that moment. The carefree and easygoing BA persona that we’ve come to know completely vanished.

The next day, Baked Alaska appeared on the Morning Kumite stream high on what I imagine were some amazing drugs, ready to burn the whole world to the ground. He began lashing out at anyone and everyone: Andy Warski, the Kumite hosts, and anyone else who had been critical of his recent behavior or the new artistic direction he is taking his channel.

It would take an article many times the length of this one to explain all the things that have happened since that stream, but needless to say, it involves a lot of doxing, counter-doxing, threats to dox, conspiracies to dox, and a soundtrack by Dokken. Andy Warski explains it all here. (This is not even to mention the pedophile computer hacker mixed up in all this. I believe the technical term for a situation like this is “fucked.”)

Baked Alaska was almost certainly using a lot of hardcore drugs throughout all this (and probably still is). There are certain things that one must be either a sociopath, a Jew, or on a shoebox full of cocaine to think is a good idea. I’d hate to be Baked Alaska when he sobers up and realizes what he has done. If I were him, I’d try to stay high forever.

What’s the lesson here?

Sure, we can talk about Baked Alaska’s “character,” the immorality of doxing, or the importance of spotting potentially dangerous personalities before they go nuclear. But really, that would just be over-thinking things. The lesson here is much simpler than that. Baked Alaska is just another idiot in a long line of idiots who moved to Los Angeles to become a star and has now “gone Hollywood.” People have been “going Hollywood” for 100 years now. This is nothing new.

If anything, I’d say the Baked Alaska debacle bears a strong resembles to the sad story of Peg Entwistle.

Peg Entwistle was a moderately successful Broadway star who moved to Hollywood in 1932 to make it in pictures. A few months later, having failed to set Tinseltown afire, Peg committed suicide by jumping off the H of the Hollywoodland sign.

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Using A Key Card On Shabbat

Marc B. Shapiro writes:

* Fixler is a student of R. Nachum Eliezer Rabinovitch, and I used some of the time we were together to clarify the details of R. Rabinovitch’s position that there is no halakhic prohibition in using an electronic key card on Shabbat,[1] or in walking through a door that opens electronically, or even using an electronic faucet where the water comes out when you put your hand under it. Without getting into the halakhic details, I think one thing is sure, namely, that the future will bring more such lenient decisions in this area. The changing circumstances of modern life will create enormous pressure for lenient decisions, as modern technology which helps us in so many ways also creates many problems regarding Shabbat. For example, how long until it will be impossible to access an apartment building in New York and other big cities without using a key card? The day is probably coming when private apartment doors will also use key cards, not to mention numerous other such Shabbat-problematic technological advances that will be unavoidable aspects of life in the future. Therefore, I believe that some future poskim will return to R. Shlomo Zalman Auerbach’s position that if there is no creation of heat or light, then technically there is no violation of Shabbat.

* R. Moses Isserles…states with reference to a different case that Jews who threaten to kill another Jew are only trying to scare him, “as Jews are not murderers.”

* Here is another story about Harbin told by R. David Abraham Mandelbaum. In 1943 his father and his friend, both yeshiva students in Shanghai, came to Harbin where they visited the university. While there, and presumably in the library, they found on one of the tables a Sefat Emet on Kodashim. The two students were very surprised, since how did this book end up in such a far-away place? They grabbed the book and quickly exited.

The story as told is quite shocking to me and I am surprised that it was reported, for how was this not thievery? Presumably, the university acquired the book from one of the local Jews who donated it. Or perhaps at the time the yeshiva students were visiting the man who was studying the book had gone out to the restroom or he had left the book there from a previous visit. If such was the case, when the man returned he would have been very upset to find that his book was taken. It appears that the two yeshiva students simply felt that they had a right to take the book, as it did not belong in a Chinese institution.
This reminds me of how many years ago I walked into the library of the Jewish Theological Seminary and saw that they had installed an anti-theft system to prevent anyone from removing a book without it being checked out. Upon inquiring I was told that this was necessary as some people thought it was OK to take books from the library, as they felt that they were “liberating” the books from the clutches of those who had no right to them, that is, the Conservatives. I never took that claim seriously and always assumed that a thief is a thief, and the people stealing the books – no matter how big their kippot or how long their beards – did not have any religious justification worked out. Subsequent experiences have shown me that these sorts of thieves will steal from anyone if given the chance, even if it means pretending to be kollel students. (I won’t elaborate further, but some European readers will know what I am referring to). But in the case from Harbin, it seems obvious that the reason for taking the book was precisely because the yeshiva students felt that there was no reason for the Sefat Emet to be in a Chinese institution. As mentioned already, I do not see how this can be justified halakhically, as we are not talking about a Jewish book that was, for example, confiscated by the government for anti-Semitic reasons.

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LA Earthquake Risk

Steve Sailer writes:

This bill, at least in its original form, would have legalized a lot of 8-story buildings along Ventura Blvd. in the SF Valley, which might be a good idea, except much of the north side of Ventura is built on the old LA River floodplain of sand and gravel, which liquefies during an earthquake.

After the 1994 Northridge earthquake, my dad took a map of all the condemned building in the San Fernando Valley and showed that about 80% of them were built on the old dry riverbeds, which only make up about 10 or 20% of the land of the Valley.

The government has, very slowly, mapped the type of soil and thus the earthquake risk in LA block by block, but the real estate business doesn’t want to think about it. And the real estate professionals do a lot of thinking for people these days, so not many people think about it.

…In this map, the entire southern portion of the San Fernando Valley is likely to liquefy in an earthquake. SB 827 would have turned most of that area into eligible for 8 story apartments.

But some parts are even worse than others. Many apartment buildings on the south side of Moorpark fell down in 1994 but fewer on the north side of the street because the street was originally built on the north bank of the LA River flood channel. So the south side of the street buildings built on sand and gravel performed worse than the north side buildings built on clay or whatever is the soil.

I presume that over the millennia, the flood channels moved around all over the south side of the SFV, much like how the LA River used to exit into the Pacific at Marina Del Rey up until 1825 when it moved 20 miles south to the current LA Harbor. But, probably, the more recent flood channels are worse building sites…

The San Fernando Valley has a lot of pretty standardized construction, so where building were hit hardest in 1994 is a pretty good test of the underlying soil.

In retrospect, the government should have bought up the hardest hit parts and turned them into parks and the like. The LA River restoration idea could have used land for flood control for the raging river to spread out into, which would be the same sand/gravel land that liquefied in 1994.

The real estate downturn of the mid-1990s would have been an ideal time for that.

My suspicion is that real estate interests persuaded government scientists to rank huge areas on a simple yes-no scale rather than on a bad-worse-worst scale. So now real estate salespeople can say, yeah, sure, the whole southside of the Valley is kinda bad, but whaddaya gonna do? Buy in the _north_ Valley?

* “California’s once-unrivalled status as the country’s most educated state has long since disintegrated under the waves of low-skilled, low-social-capital Mexican and Central American immigrants. Now, California’s K-12 system rivals Mississippi and Alabama as an education backwater. The state’s school-age population, now majority Hispanic, lacks competitive linguistic and math skills. California is becoming another Brazil, divided between fabulously wealthy elites hunkered down in their own coastal sanctuaries, and a poor, Third World population.” – Heather Mac Donald

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Is vegetarianism healthy for children?

Nathan Cofnas writes:

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ influential position statement on vegetarianism, meat and seafood can be replaced with milk, soy/legumes, and eggs without any negative effects in children. The United States Department of Agriculture endorses a similar view. The present paper argues that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics ignores or gives short shrift to direct and indirect evidence that vegetarianism may be associated with serious risks for brain and body development in fetuses and children. Regular supplementation with iron, zinc, and B12 will not mitigate all of these risks. Consequently, we cannot say decisively that vegetarianism or veganism is safe for children…

This paper has reviewed direct and indirect evidence that vegetarian and vegan diets may be associated with serious risks for fetuses and growing children. This evidence for the dangers of vegetarianism is not necessarily decisive. However, the question is whether the AND is justified in making a blanket claim that “appropriately planned” vegetarian and vegan diets that substitute milk, soy/legumes, or eggs for meat are as healthy as appropriately planned omnivorous diets for children. The evidence reviewed here suggests that there are still many unknowns about the health effects of meatless diets in children. Parents ought to be informed that the debate about the health effects of vegetarianism in children is not settled one way or the other.

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Robert Stark talks to Luke Ford about The Dangers of The E-Personality

Robert Stark writes:

Luke Ford brings us his message of Love and Inclusion. Check out Luke’s simulcast on his live stream.

Topics:

The book Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality
The esoteric power of the silent “la la la’s”
Creating an identity online to deal with a sense of emptiness and lack of self worth in one’s life
How online life creates a sense of escapism, euphoria, and feeling of grandiosity
The pros and cons of becoming more uninhibited online
Online life as a substitute for healthy social interactions
How using an online pseudonym leads to reckless behavior
How online life effects one’s real life social interactions
Knowing when to bite your tongue
Compare and despair
Stay in your lane!
Luke’s personal struggles and controversies
Attracting broken people who are on your wave length
Online political movements and how they often attract people who lack social bonds in real life
The importance of being part of a community

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