Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Behold Theranos (Again)

An example of the “wimmin” that post-wall harridan Melinda wants to fund with the money from Rick Moranis-look-a-like Bill.

Read here.  Excerpts and comments:

All of this can be applied to “The Movement.” To be completely frank, there are plenty of frauds and con artists in our scene. 

What website are you writing for again?

In fact, there are probably more sociopaths and swindlers in an edgy sociopolitical set than in America’s business community.[1] Unfortunately, there are very few books dedicated to dissecting and examining “The Movement”’s many dangerous people. 

Well, there’s a blog (not a book) - EGI Notes, but I’m “crazy and bitter.”  The author of this piece is obviously not. Obviously.

However, an examination of a parallel social disaster can be extrapolated to match one’s own circumstances and serve to enlighten one in a way which might lead to progress.

Oh yes, indeed.

Carreyrou’s story of Theranos starts in November 2006 and ends in March 2018. His sources are mostly former employees. Central to the story is a Stanford dropout named Elizabeth Holmes.[3] Holmes was from a prominent family that had been successful in business, as well as in military and government service. She grew up in a high-class neighborhood in Washington, D.C. 

In other words, she is “one of the gals.”  Just like Mudshark Annie.  Indeed, the have some romantic preferences in common, it seems.


Holmes deliberately dressed like Steve Jobs. She also faked a deep voice when speaking (her voice can be heard changing in this video). Her leadership style was typical for a dynamic leader of a start-up company. 

It seems to me her style was more typical of a padded cell, but, hey, I’m crazy, so I should know, right?

Holmes enjoyed a flurry of good press and flattery . . . but the machines didn’t work, hadn’t worked, and weren’t about to start working. It was all an elaborately-constructed fraud. An October 2015 Wall Street Journal article exposed the company. Looking backwards, it is probable that Theranos was a fraud from the start…

I agree, many parallels to Der Movement.

This is the first politically correct aspect of this. All that talk about “girl power” and “strong, independent womynz” is a powerful metapolitical influence that led otherwise experienced men to fund the venture, and for a time stopped anyone from asking hard questions about her.

But when people on the Right question the “womynz” in the Alt Right, they get critiqued by Counter-Currents white-knighting.

As a result of Holmes’ respectable social background…



Anyone in Theranos who questioned the reality of the situation was shown the door. 

Or “banned” from a blog, eh?   How is Der Movement different?


There was also a culture of nepotism. 

Ethnic nepotism in Der Movement.  Hint: it’s not only the Asians and Afrowop Mafiosos who practice that.


It’s All Fraud East of Suez
He hired a group of Indians to run the lab. None were qualified, and they fed into the culture of incompetence described above. Because they came on H1-B visas, they couldn’t complain about their working conditions.

Hey! These are Asian cogelites!  GNXP says we need “hundreds of thousands” more of these every year.

Carreyrou’s description of Balwani’s actions match much of what I’ve seen dealing with Asians in my own career. In short, they all “ain’t right.” In this case, I am referring to Asians in the broad sense, not just Indians. A true grasp of cause and effect seems to elude them. The scientific method didn’t originate in India or China. Essentially, east of Suez, it’s all a fraud. 

Except Steve Jobs, eh?

Learning How to Spot a Fraud

Things that mesh with the PC narrative (or any narrative) too well are often frauds. Theranos was political correctness run amok. There was a “strong womyn” running the show. 

But if you criticize the “strong womyn” making Alt Lite podcasts, Alt Right white knights (some of them apparently have no experience with women apart from blood relatives) come out to hysterically defend them.

She was in an interracial relationship. 

Just like Derbyshire.


Theranos was filled with “immigrant strivers.” In talks, Holmes invoked buzzwords as though they were part of a magical spell. She told audiences to “believe in yourself.” Others joined in on the spell-casting. General Mattis called the company a “game changer.”
Imitating the form of a thing is not the same thing as the thing itself. Elizabeth Holmes’ look and back-story was a crude imitation of the outer forms of accomplished men. The truth is, it didn’t matter how Steve Jobs dressed. What he did was actually get results.

Jobs was 50% Syrian Arab – Syria being “east of the Suez.”  But, hey, why should facts and logic get in the way of a Counter-Currents post, with the current brilliant crop of Alt Righters leading the way.  They are low information, but so what?

Beware of promises to simplify that which is very complex. Experts in the field of medicine who had really undergone the complex process were the ones to call Theranos’ bluff. (A good example of an expert with great technical knowledge spotting a fraud can be found here.)

But when someone with technical knowledge in the life sciences calls out HBD pseudoscience and “movement” race fraud, then they are labelled “crazy and bitter.”  Hypocrisy.

Elizabeth Holmes left a trail of destruction in her wake. 

Just like “movement” leaders.


On a final note, one must again emphasize the cliché that all that glitters is not gold. Things that are politically correct, i.e. “women and minorities,” always need a second, harder look. Do not enter into a transaction with any Asian that is any more difficult than bazaar levels of sophistication.

Does that include Asians infiltrating pro-White websites and organizations?  Does that include the HBD fraud?  Does that include Silk Road White nationalism?

Notes

[1] Another insight into the Theranos disaster is the idea that the government, in this case the Food and Drug Administration, can help get rid of quacks. It is clear that the libertarian ideological model of “small government” would have allowed Theranos to carry out its swindle longer than it should have.

Libertarianism is an absurdity.  The fact that the Alt Right had its genesis through libertarianism tells you all you need to know about the stupidity, superficial juvenile attitudes, and aberrant ideology.


[3] Holmes was also descended from Charles L. Fleischmann (1835-1897), a wealthy manufacturer of yeast. Fleischmann was Jewish but married outside of the group. So while she had some Jewish ancestry, it is impossible to put Holmes in any ethnic category other than that of Wilmot Robertson’s American Majority.

Hey, she’s OK then.  After all, she has a Nordish ranking of 2.6439751, so what’s the problem?  She left a trail of destruction in her wake, but she’s still a whole lot better than a bunch of greasy five foot tall Afrowop brownsters scurrying around like roaches over the landscape of a once great country they ruined.

Holmes probably would have been more successful if she had concentrated on medical issues more in her “wheelhouse” – such as novel testing approaches for vaginal yeast infections.