How To Increase Rats & Tr4nnies

How To Increase Rats & Tr4nnies

There’s an old story, I believe repeated in essence in more than one locale, of some local government offering a bounty on rats. Experts believed that citizens hunting the disgusting beasties would greatly reduce or even eliminate the rat population, along with, of course, all its associated evils.

But citizens put one over on Experts and began breeding rats to collect the bounty. The rat population increased: the only thing that decreased was the government’s purse.

This outcome is known among Expert watchers as the Doctrine (or Law) of Unintended Consequences, a theorem of classical conservativism (that term is now dead; or, rather, it has transformed into meaning slow progressivism). On classical conservatism, a word from one of our favorite philosophers, David Stove, from his On Enlightenment (he was against it):

This is the oldest and the best argument for conservatism: the argument from the fact that our actions almost always have unforeseen and unwelcome consequences. It is an argument from so great and so mournful a fund of experience, that nothing can rationally outweigh it. Yet somehow, at any rate in societies like ours, this argument never is given its due weight. When what is called a “reform” proves to be, yet again, a cure worse than the disease, the assumption is always that what is needed is still more, and still more drastic, “reform.”

We all know of countless reforms, like the Rat Initiative for Depopulation (or, I’m guessing, RID; they all have to have cutesy acronyms), that have gone bad in ways Experts could not foresee. Or did not want to foresee. Or they did foresee, but judged the undesired outcome as small and insignificant.

The reason is simple and well known to regular readers: Experts love their models, and themselves, more than anything else. They do not take kindly to criticism from the unwashed, also known as the uncredentialed or unappointed. When confronted with critiques, their own Expert status is enough justification that you must be wrong, and they right.

Now for what will be seen as an abrupt turn, but which I assure you it is not. Argentina, it is being reported, “has approved a law reserving one percent of government jobs for transgenders.”

“It is established that, in the national public sector, personnel positions must be occupied by a proportion of not less than one percent of all of them by transvestites, transsexuals and transgender people who meet the conditions of suitability for the position,” the law reads.

Thursday’s vote gave final approval for the hiring quota, which was originally introduced as a presidential decree, but needed backing from Congress to become law, according to the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The measure applies to federal and local agencies, public companies, and other state-run institutions, including banks and hospitals. Private corporations will also be given incentives through the law to provide jobs for transgenders.

A “minor criminal record” or lack of education will not constitute grounds for not hiring transgender individuals under the new law, Thomson Reuters Foundation said. Argentine studies have found that up to 95% of transgenders in Argentina are prostitutes and less than 40 percent have completed their education.

All quotas result from the belief in the false god of Equality. Here we have that, with the addition of rulers wanting to normalize certain sexual perversions. Why they think that’s a swell idea we can ignore here.

You should now see what’s coming. Just like the rats, the number of trannies in Argentina will increase.

Consider that government jobs in particular are good to have. Many are sinecures. They are hard, or even impossible, to get fired from. In Argentina, perhaps even more than the US, it puts you inside the ruling elite. Plus, jobs in any of the listed areas guarantees bread on the table.

Quotas must needs be filled. The list of organizations requiring the tranny quota is large. Argentina has 45 million people, 70% are of working age, and of these about 42% have jobs. That’s 14.2 million jobs. I don’t know what proportion of these are on the quota list, but if it’s even half, that’s 71,000 trannies needed to fill the slots.

There can’t be enough trannies to go around to fill the quotas. So trannies will miraculously be created. “Hey,” some guy will say, but in Spanish, “If I have to put a dress on to get a job, I will.”

Scoff if you like, but check back in a couple of years and see if this Unexpected (to Experts) Consequence doesn’t pan out.

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  1. Sheri

    I assume you are using tr4nnies to include cross-dressers, another bastardization of the language. Imaginary sex changes should not be counted. Feelings is a song, not a reality. Either all those nasty sex organs get ripped out or chopped off and you go on suicide-inducing hormones, or you’re not a tr$nnny. Of course, that involves reality and we are not going there, I know. But nature will and nature can smack the daylights out you. Smile.

    I say lets have openings for people who like having relations with kids. After all, kids KNOW what sex they are and can demand a change, so why can’t they also demand sex with adults? That could be a whole new section in government hiring. We don’t even have to breed rats. We have plenty out there already.

    Let’s just outlaw reality and be done with it. Send a check to everyone and pretend we are all Deltas. So much easier–until we all starve…….

  2. JG

    This isn’t just a fairy tale. The “4 pests campaign” in China.

  3. Morten Nielsen

    If a man chooses to put on a dress and pretend to be a woman to get a job, then that man has set himself on the path towards Hell.
    Why do you think this consequence is unforeseen or undesired by our rulers?

  4. Carlos Julio Casanova Guerra

    “If I have to put a dress on to get a job, I will” in Spanish: “Si tengo que ponerme un vestido para conseguir el empleo, lo haré”. There is the problem with your reasoning: it won’t be an unintended consequence, THA’S WHAT THEY’RE GOING FOR….. We live under a tyranny that is the exact reverse of nature and, therefore, of grace, it’s the perfect Gnosticism; and it has total power over the whole world (for instance, IN PAKISTAN, they are forcing vaxxines on that poor people). And that’s why I think the antichrist is here and will make his appearance soon…

  5. PaulH

    I know this is somewhat off-topic, but it’s part of the increase of general government insanity. The province of Ontario (Canada) has introduced a new Grade 9 math curriculum. The details found at the official link below.

    It starts off well enough, describing the importance of mathematics in everyday life. But it all comes crashing down at the section headed “Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusive Education in Mathematics”. Uh-oh. A sample:

    “Mathematics is often positioned as an objective and pure discipline. However, the content and the context in which it is taught, the mathematicians who are celebrated, and the importance that is placed upon mathematics by society are subjective. Mathematics has been used to normalize racism and marginalization of non-Eurocentric mathematical knowledges, and a decolonial, anti-racist approach to mathematics education makes visible its historical roots and social constructions.”


    Not even junior high is safe from the woke mob.

  6. Deanna Ericson

    Where do I apply?

  7. Wm Arthurs

    Further to @JG’s comment, the Four Pests campaign, and Chinese citizens’ response to it, was cited approvingly by Allan Bloom in ‘The Closing of the American Mind” as an example of how not even Communism could quench the human spirit (the proxy for which, in this case, is entrepreneurship, albeit parasitic on state-run economic activity). Science fiction has hitherto offered the best thought-experiments as to what COULD crush the human spirit.

  8. Hun

    Argentina is a nice country. Why does it have to go full retard? Is that a vengeance by some unspecified people because a few Nazis found safe haven there 75 years ago?

  9. Dean Ericson

    ”Is that a vengeance by some unspecified people?”

    “The Unspecified Revolutionary Spirit and its Impact on World History”

  10. Ann Cherry

    About ten years ago, a power point presentation made the rounds, entitled “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina”. It showed, with stunning simplicity, how socialism destroyed Argentina, which at the opening of the 20th century had a robust free market economy, one of the best in the world, rivaling that of the United States.

    Resource-rich Argentina was one of the wealthiest nations on the planet; now, it’s another Latin American socialist mess on a downward spiral; this “transgender” hiring policy is just part of a psych-op to destroy what’s left of Argentinean society (and other societies) from within, by way of decadance.

    Contrary to popular belief, nations, great societies, when they reach their zenith, do not “naturally evolve” to higher things; instead, they tend towards internal corruption and disinigration, part of the effect of our fallen natures.

    All through-out history, as nations rot from within, Satan begins trolling and twerking, and we…well, “we just can’t believe our eyes what’s happening.” Think of the downfall of any civilization, and how things were, near the end.

    Think of the Aztecs, for instance: a brilliant civilization, descended to cutting out the hearts out of tens of thousands of live victims, in order to “save the planet” so to speak… Blood-lust, masquerading as appeasement to the gods in return for favorable weather. Sound familiar?

    By the time the Spaniards arrived, the Aztecs were already, for the most part, finished. When the Spaniards saw what these people were become, genocidal maniacs, they “just couldn’t believe their eyes what’s happening”…and the Aztecs quickly, and rather easily, became history. The survivors became part of Mexico, their DNA lives on in many Mexican people.

    Here is a clue for those who still need one: Every single thing happening now, and for the past century, is designed to benefit Communist China, and to promote their brand of forced collectivism, and the modern surveillance state, which is seen by the people in power, to also benefit them.

    Our own government, as currently constituted, is in cahoots with Communist China. They intend to hand us over. Every major world leader making up the World Economic Forum, considers Xi Jinping their thought leader. They’ve openly stated as much, although it’s not widely reported, and is covered up by the Manson Media.

    Xi Jinping is mobilizing China for war, possibly with nukes:

    China now, essentially, owns Australia. Australians gave up their firearms and began selling their national soul to China, many years ago. Now, as seen in this < 3 minute video, via it’s own Manson Media, Australia announces the (Covid-induced) New World Order:

    Many other countries have followed suit. The only one I’ve heard talking about this right now, is Alex Jones, on Infowars. If you can make the time, his Sunday show (1.5 hrs) contains soundbites of all of these nations, just now, announcing “the New World Order.”


  11. Hun

    If there is one country that is NOT behind the decline and corruption of the West, it’s China.
    China was a poor backwater for most of the West’s decline.

    Now they are taking advantage of Western stupidity, but who wouldn’t…

  12. Ann Cherry

    Hun, your statement that China is not behind the corruption and decline of the west, is partly true, but not entirely so. While they don’t bear sole responsibility, of course, they are forced collectivists, and they’ve infiltrated our schools, civic institutions, politics, and even our military, for half a century; we were infected with the real “China virus” long ago, and this is just the latest, and worst, outbreak, like the Shingles.

    The modern “woke” concept of “inclusion” is just forced collectivism. Similarly, “diversity” in the woke vocabulary, means sameness, with the parameters of approved thought and behavior defined by the State. Remember, we are living in well-funded Opposites World now.

    Despite their claims to “atheism” these collectivists now worship “Scientism” the state-approved religion, which has nothing to do with science, and everything to do with using fear to promote forced collectivism.

    I used the example of the Spanish conquering the Aztecs; they weren’t responsible for the Aztecs’ decline into genocide, but as you say, they took advantage of it. Similarly, Communist China is taking advantage of western decline, but unlike the Spaniards, they were active participants in our decline, and very much behind current unsettling events in our country.

    Many politicians in the highest places, are now “owned” by Communist China, via blackmail, greed, and sympathy for the devil. They intend to sell us out, so watch what happens when (not if, but when) China invades Taiwan, which manufactures 80% (I’ve read) of the worlds microprocessors, for which there is a shortage; Taiwan also helps form an island barrier against Chinese aggression; when they fall, so might Japan and others.

    With the deeply compromised and demented Biden as POTUS, the U.S. will stand back, just as we did in Hong Kong.

    “It might be a good thing, if we would open our eyes and see.” -Somebody Smart

  13. Simon Platt

    ¿No intencionado?

  14. C-Marie

    3As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew were questioning Him privately, 4“Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are going to be fulfilled?” 5And Jesus began to say to them, “See to it that no one misleads you. 6“Many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He!’ and will mislead many. 7“When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end. 8“For nation will rise up against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will also be famines. These things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.

    9“But be on your guard; for they will deliver you to the courts, and you will be flogged in the synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them. 10“The gospel must first be preached to all the nations. 11“When they arrest you and hand you over, do not worry beforehand about what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour; for it is not you who speak, but it is the Holy Spirit. 12“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. 13“You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.

    14“But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing where it should not be (let the reader understand), then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. 15“The one who is on the housetop must not go down, or go in to get anything out of his house; 16and the one who is in the field must not turn back to get his coat. 17“But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 18“But pray that it may not happen in the winter. 19“For those days will be a time of tribulation such as has not occurred since the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will. 20“Unless the Lord had shortened those days, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect, whom He chose, He shortened the days. 21“And then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ’; or, ‘Behold, He is there’; do not believe him; 22for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and will show signs and wonders, in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect. 23“But take heed; behold, I have told you everything in advance.
    Mark 13

    Plus Luke 21
    Plus Matthe 24

    All foretold by Jesus …. be His and abide in Him.

    God bless, C-Marie

  15. Dean Ericson

    Ann Cherry: ”Satan begins trolling and twerking…”

    You have a way with words, Ann.

  16. Dean Ericson

    C-Marie — your posts are always worthy.

  17. C-Marie

    Well, God’s Word is sharper than a two-edged sword, so if anything can get through, it is Himself!!

    God bless, C-Marie

  18. Jan Van Betsuni

    || ¶Back in the pre-1989 mysts of time there were many well paid Sovietologists (Kremlinologists) and Sinologists who whirled away in intelligence bunker hallways and dusty ivory tower oak rooms crafting arcane analysis of these inscrutable and opaque foreigners and their leaders. Their report conclusions by-and-large asserted a need to regard both groups with constant vigilance and broad generalized distrust. However, in the crush of events since, these cadres of ‘Experts’ seem to have lost all intellectual moorings ~ drifting on Seas of Wonder as to why The West has lost so much of its lustre. Some choose to blame China ~ and some choose to blame Russia. Some claim we must emulate ~ while others claim we must cause both to capitulate. Only a stalwart few intrepidly dissect those self-destructive paths which The West alone choose to follow by its own political folly. ¶Cultures and societies typically go through long phases of blithe amnesia and stern introspection (or reckonings). The Chinese and Russians both clearly know the dire consequences of Grand Agenda driven political ambitions. They are suitably wary of living their lives subject to institutions and oligarchs wielding virtually unlimited influence over state power. The West(‘s) populace by comparison still subsists on political trust (bolstered by an ethos of quickly blaming others (foreigners) whenever anything goes wrong). ¶So, Ann Cherry, I do believe you are partially correct about how many of our lifetime actors in politicians’ robes are awestruck by the prospect of governing PRC style ~ or as exclusive members within some Soviet-styled nomenclatura class. But, their grandiose visions are driven not by forces within A Secretive Chinese Authority on a crazed mission for world domination ~ but quite simply by their own insatiable power lust ~ and penchant for imposing “essential” solutions onto others. Take the new Argentine quota system for allotting Civil Service jobs to gender reassignment qualified applicants ~ for instance. ||

  19. Ann Cherry

    Jan. China isn’t being secretive at all. They’re building bases all over the world, they captured Hong Kong, they’re threatening Taiwan, and Xi Jinping just announced, upon their Centenary Celebration of Communist China, that if anyone stands in their way, they will “bash our heads bloody against a Great Wall of steel.”

    You wrote: “The Chinese and Russians both clearly know the dire consequences of Grand Agenda driven political ambitions. They are suitably wary of living their lives subject to institutions and oligarchs wielding virtually unlimited influence over state power. The West(‘s) populace by comparison still subsists on political trust (bolstered by an ethos of quickly blaming others (foreigners) whenever anything goes wrong). ”

    Jan, I think you have that entirely bass-ackwards. Do you really think that the election of Donald J. Trump (in reality, twice), as President, or Brexit, or the massive protests in Cuba and elsewhere, or much else going on, indicates “political trust” in our institutions? I suppose, that since we still “vote” (at least on paper) and haven’t yet descended into total bloody anarchy, their remains some “trust”… If you say so, Jan.

    On the other hand, the Chinese, who blessed the world with the Coronadoom, (which has benefited all the right people), are quite on board (or else) with a totalitarian surveillance state, and many Ruskies are pining for the glory days of Uncle Joe Stalin, because Russia, like the U.S.A. and other countries now, also cancels history, indoctrinates children, and has very fake news.

    I don’t know where you get your current events international news (the Beijing desk of the WSJ?), but I’d recommend reading Epoch Times and anything by Gordon Chang, who wrote the Epoch Times article about China nuking up. They now have a navy larger than ours, and 100 million extra males thanks to their one-child policies, and we have lunatic generals wearing skirts and saluting the Rainbow Penetration. What could possibly go wrong?

  20. Jan Van Betsuni

    Ann: Perhaps my views on Chinese political and economic ambitions seem out of touch with certain current realities ~ but, my take on the situation is based at least in part on 30 plus years residency in the region and constant direct access to various indigenous media as well as international western sources. I was (for instance) in Hong Kong on the day of the handover ~ watching the PRC shock troops appear and stand in blank stare attention at intersections ~ bayonets fixed. I consider (and know first hand) that the people of HK and Taiwan are generally as different from Mainland Chinese as the Japanese are from the Koreans. The Tibetans and the Uyghurs are also outsiders to the Han Clan and so they too came under the hammer of a one mold one people image executed most formidably through the ’66-’76 Chinese Cultural Revolution. All of this comes with the essential Big Picture view. There is no question but that those within the PRC elite policy making families know that to keep and also generationally transfer their “credentials” they must expouse unwavering (often tearful) commitment to: (1) historical Chinese territorial “integrity’ ~ land and sea (did you know Vladivostok was actually part of China? on Chinese textbook maps); (2) expanding global trading relations (and repatriating the bulk of profits); and (3) the principal of a Supreme (un-elected) Central Government of Mandarins. Concurrently, these same elites are ALL very highly suspicious of the principal Western World Order institutions ~ like the UN, IBRD, BIS, RC, and their trailing NGO support vessels. Rightly so in my view. The Chinese of 2021 essentially desire spheres of influence based on trade where possible ~ and by “Showing the Flag” where future resources are to be had (to be claimed ~ or parlayed for) ~ the Sprately Islands and Tanzania spring quickly to mind. Militarily, without a subsurface nuclear navy that they can do more than launch fireworks from amidships. Unfortunately for those living in the West ~ the Chinese citizen surveillance control model has been pegged as an efficient way to suppress dissent. That is what sometimes make China appear to be the apex global predator ~ when they are better seen as big paper lantern dragon ~ albeit one made out of lots of papier mache layered foreign fiat currency paper.

  21. Oldavid

    About 50 years ago when I was at university there was a rumor going around that the behavioral psychology department had stopped using rats in their experiments and were using lawyers instead because:

    1, Lawyers were more numerous than rats on the campus (and in the city)
    2, Lab assistants became emotionally empathetic to the rats
    3, There were some things that the rats just wouldn’t do

    The mere fact that most high profile politicians in Australia are lawyers is entirely coincidental.

  22. Ann Cherry

    I’ll try again. Why doesn’t anyone else get their comments “consumed”, with only their name left? That is weird.

    Jan, will you still consider Communist China a “paper tiger” after they invade Taiwan? Your view towards them is extremely outdated, by at least 20 years. But Xi Jinping thanks you for your service.

  23. Jan Van Betsuni

    Ann: I do not foresee any armed force invasion of Taiwan (Formosa) by the CCP ~ ever. The games of cat and mouse between the legatees of Chiang Kai-shek and their country cousins on the Mainland will just go on and on ~ like Chinese Opera. The recurring story-line of rising tensions actually helps to sustain Beijing’s grip on power (as the Glorious Party forever protecting and mending Chinese territorial integrity). Recall the great importance of Saving Face in cultures of this region. Maintaining illusions of imminent military threats on Taiwan also keeps U.S. arms dealers very very happy; while, unfortunately, the economic consequences are drastically lower living standards than Taiwanese productivity and ingenuity merits. As for other parts of the Asian Basin (Japan included) – only the Philippines is likely to be victimized by China’s clumsy aggressions. History shows how the Philipines cannot go many decades without some new colonial landlord setting up shop. Duterte doesn’t want the U.S. back in ~ so the door is now wide open. There won’t be land invasions (there is nothing of great value in Manila ~ Palawan ~ or Mindanao) ~ just quiet losses of undersea minerals and fish stocks.

    As you say, my views on China posing little geopolitical military threat ~ may indeed be outdated. The U.S.N. is certainly itching for more funding by DoD having experienced a long drought while other branches soaked up bounty from those endless ME campaigns pushed by Brzezinski/Bolton/Rice & Co. Quite possibly some provocation will be fomented to send the Fleet (this is what the U.S. does). What they would do over there ~ and at what cost it is very hard to imagine. The forces already present on bases in Japan are more than adequate to rebuff any assault by land air or sea. [China is actually playing a clever hand at the global Privatization casino tables ~ buying up distressed international ports ~ and making deals on rail building. They can do this because of all the money we sent them in exchange for their slave labor made products] ** If Xi offers me any commendation i’ll be sure to post it here.

  24. Ann Cherry

    Jan, you are clearly very knowledgeable, and I hope you are right about China. We’ll see!

  25. Russell Haley

    Uneducated criminals being given life long government jobs? It can’t be all bad. That’s the model they use here in Canada…

    Ouch! Stop throwing things. It was a joke!

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