Scott Adams Melts Down

Scott Adams goes full Gamma and it is glorious.

Compare my actual Covid prediction record (the best in the nation): with the interpretation below and spot the cognitive dissonance tells.

It’s weirdly fascinating to see how easily people hallucinate entirely different lives for me.

Not only does his “actual Covid prediction record” not come anywhere close to Karl Denninger’s, but he was actually dumb enough to get injected with a substance that was already known to be unsafe and ineffective at both times he submitted to the vaccine regime. According to AC and others who watch his streams, he’s psychologically breaking down over the cognitive dissonance of a) needing to believe that he is a Very Smart Boy and b) knowing that he was dumb enough to voluntarily take the killshot when tens of millions of Americans were smart enough to avoid following the health care recommendations of global depopulationists.

This vulgar, eye-twitching rant in response to a viewer telling him that he should simply admit that he was wrong tells you everything you need to know about the man’s mental state.

Scott Adams is freaking out. The eye blinking in the video is the tell. Here is one decent probability, in the range of possibilities in the probability matrix of what is going on with him. Scott has some inflammatory issues, mostly producing nerve dysfunction, and those things are impacting his ability to draw and do the things he wants to do, according to some accounts. It is a shame, and people should feel bad about that, as little is as irritating as the spirit having the drive and the body breaking down and holding it back. I think the jab increases the probabilities of those issues getting worse, and he may have begun to feel as if some of his symptoms might have been getting worse. Probably just enough that he began to worry the jab was a mistake, which produced his initial ambivalent, quasi-walk-back on it. People however pounced on him, as he was a convenient outlet for their rage at all the other people knowingly lying to them, and because he has a very defensive reflex, he began fighting. Now he is getting frustrated, because his health may be fucked, which means his life may be fucked, it may be getting worse and he is suffering mentally and physically, and on the other side are people who he feels in conflict with, who will “win” if his body begins failing – and in his head they want to win.

On last night’s Darkstream 803, I went through and examined Adams’s Pandemic Prediction Audit, in which the self-appointed “best predictor of the pandemic, at least among public figures” attempted to fold, spindle, and mutilate his past statements in order to make them less obviously wrong to the casual observer. Here is a brief summary of my point-by-point review of his nominal predictions.


Not exactly much of a prediction, and ultimately irrelevant, but we’ll give it to him. 1/1.


Adams called out Fauci for lying when he said masks would NOT help the general public. Masks didn’t stop or even slow down the spread of Covid. This was one of the few times when Fauci was actually telling the truth and the fact that Fauci later lied and supported face-masking doesn’t make Scott’s prediction “that masks probably work” correct. He was flat-out wrong. 1/2.


Adams predicted we would not see “leadership” as a variable that caused one country or state to do better than any other in terms of controlling Covid death rates. Whether one compares New York to Florida or the USA to Sweden, that was completely wrong. 1/3.


This wasn’t really a prediction, but because Adams did not toe the official line and endorse the media narrative that merely discussing the possibility of the virus being engineered was conspiracy theory, we’ll give him half a point. 1.5/4.


He predicted Project Warp speed would NOT succeed in creating a vaccine in time. He was not only wrong, he was foolish enough to take one of the vaccines that was created twice. And to say that he “never trusted Big Pharma” when he is literally trusting it with his life and his health is simply bizarre and potentially indicative of cognitive vaccine damage. 1.5/5.


Adams attempted to have it both ways with HCQ. But he was open to it, and it wasn’t the gamechanger that Ivermectin turned out to be. So, another half-point. 2/6.


Ivermectin has turned out to be as effective as advertised despite the entire media-medical complex attempting to turn public opinion against it, and vastly more effective than the vaccines. A comparable government effort based on Ivermectin rather than the fraudulent vaccines would have crushed the pandemic, instead, pharmacies, doctors, and hospitals have been actively preventing patients from being treated with it. Adams was flat-out wrong. 2/7.


Adams doesn’t entirey reject “the hypothesis that big Pharma can control the entire world’s medical opinions on HCQ and Ivermectin by buying off a handful of experts in America” but then turns around and says some politician would have exposed it if there was. But his prediction – and his choice to get vaccinated twice – make it clear that he didn’t believe in or predict the actual Big Pharma conspiracy or the level of control of the global media it demonstrated over the last two years. 2/8.


Adams incorrectly stated we didn’t know enough — and couldn’t know enough in time — about the confirmed risks or benefits of the vaccines. He got vaccinated in order to travel, then vacillated on the booster shot before finally rejecting it. He was obviously wrong. 2/9.


I’ll present this in its entirety, because it is a beautiful example of the Secret King at his most triumphant in complete defeat. He was totally wrong, and yet, still insists that he was phenomenonically correct inside his skull. 2/10

I colorfully tweeted after my vaccinations in the summer of 2021 that for the vaccinated, the pandemic was over, but not so much for the unvaccinated. That tweet was based on my personal feelings which I often proclaim to have no basis in fact. I include this example for completeness, but it wasn’t a prediction. It was a psychological phenomenon inside my skull. You don’t need to fact-check it. And for me, it’s still true, subjectively speaking.


He predicted that lockdowns would save substantial lives and that only 5,000 people would die. 2/11.


I predicted the “rogue doctors” were not credible and notes that “most of the rogues have been banned by social media for spreading obvious false information”. By rights, he should get minus two points for this, because the rogue doctors’ various predictions about the vaccines have been generally correct and because he’s dumb enough to assume that social media is a reasonable arbiter of false information. But we’ll just count it as one prediction. 2/12.


He has never favored mandates. Which is good. But this is also not a prediction. 2/12.


He correctly notes that everyone knew the lockdowns would be hard on people. Not a prediction. 2/12.


He did advise people to get fit, lose weight, and take Vitamin D. Not exactly a prediction, but since Vitamin D supplementation has turned out to be so important in helping people fight off Covid and other diseases, we’ll be generous and give him a full point. 3/13.


He never made any prediction about quarantines beginning or ending. Not a prediction. 3/13.


He claims to have predicted Twitter and YouTube would not ban him for “violating the narrative” on vaccination safety. He didn’t ever violate the narrative, and he clearly doesn’t understand what the vaccine narrative or “false information” are. 3/14.


He expected the vaccine side effects were overreported by VAERS. He’s wrong. 3/15.


He thinks the massive global propaganda we have all endured is “a diversion tactic so we stop looking at fake news and social media as the cause of our problems.” This is wrong, stupid, and ignorant. But it’s not a prediction. 3/15

AUDIT TOTAL: 3 of 15

Not a very impressive performance by Mr. Adams, especially when compared to the likes of Karl Denninger, who has been very, very good with his predictions ever since observing that 80 percent of the passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship never came down with Covid in early 2020.


The Narrative Shatters

Young women are beginning to lie and claim that they are NOT vaccinated for fear of losing out on higher status men:

Everyone was told that those who did not get the jab would regret it, but now it seems that the opposite is true. In a startling reversal, women who have had the COVID vaccine are being shunned in the dating scene by potential partners due to issues with possible birth defects and infertility.

Women in New York have started lying about their vaccination status because of widespread perception among men that they are infertile or will bear children with birth defects. One man, who wants to remain anonymous, said:

“In clubs, they claim they’re NOT vax’d. They say things like ‘Oh COVID is bullshit‘ or ‘I don’t want to try this new experimental shot‘. However, after going out with them several times, the women finally admit they took the vax . . . and watch as most potential husbands leave them almost on the spot.”

This isn’t even remotely surprising. Purebloods are are on average healthier and more attractive than the sort of people who are either paranoid about health issues or stupid enough to fall for mass media propaganda – look at how it was Gamma males who eagerly embraced their self-appointed status as Heroes of the Pandemic – and why would any self-respecting Pureblood man wish to risk the possibility of adverse birth effects on his progeny from the mutated and mutilated genetics of a vaccinated Mudblood whore?

This is why the dating and social media services are attempting to block vaccine-related segregation. They know it will underline the socio-sexual desirability of the unvaxxed.


How To Gamma

Scott Adams shows all the other secret kings how it’s done. He just can’t stop himself. It’s an exemplary lesson in how no amount of success, money, or fame can fundamentally alter the Gamma pattern of behavior once it is formed. The Gamma simply can’t bear to publicly admit that he, the Secret King, hasn’t won again, no matter how obviously wrong he is or how obviously stupid and transparent his behavior is.

When observably wrong, the Gamma inevitably attempts to revise the history and redefine the issue in order to frame how, despite being wrong, he was actually correct to have taken the position that he did at the time he made the decision. He also attempts to put himself in a position where he is the arbiter of everyone else’s opinions instead of having his own incorrect opinion judged by them, hence the attempt to present his critics with a stupid and irrelevant hypothetical situation.

  • Given a choice between certain death and a 25% chance of death, many of the commenters chose to challenge the question. 😂

    If the next variant were to spread as easily as Omicron but had a 100% death rate after 30 days of infection, would you take a vaccine with a known 25% chance of killing you and a 75% chance of protecting you?
  • Thousands of different pandemic opinions are being censored, not just one. That’s where the blind spot happens on this topic. You think there are “sides.” If that’s the frame, censoring one side looks evil. I see all “obviously wrong” interpretations of data getting banned.
  • I triggered so much cognitive dissonance today that I have people arguing against hearing both sides of a debate in close proximity. They think they are in some other sort of conversation.
  • Stop watching long interviews that involve one non-expert talking to one expert. That’s a guarantee you will be misinformed. Ask yourself if Twitter or Google would ban content in which opposing sides are argued by experts. They wouldn’t, because that would be useful.
  • The “Be Google for me” tell for cognitive dissonance. Google any of your heroes names (for any topic) plus “debunk” and see what happens. You won’t like it.
  • The content-free criticism is a tell for cognitive dissonance.
  • The mind-reading tell for cognitive dissonance.
  • The empty insult tell for cognitive dissonance.
  • Another empty insult tell for cognitive dissonance.
  • That’s a solid reply to your own hallucination. Wake me up when your criticisms of me are actually about me.
  • The “Take the L” tell for cognitive dissonance. Getting this one a lot lately.
  • Hallucinations are running wild today. Does anyone want to criticize me for an actual opinion I hold?
  • Again, more people agreeing with me while acting as though they are disagreeing.


Honest Liberal, Successful Gamma

I have long believed that Garrison Keillor was one of the greatest writers of the Boomer generation, both in terms of style and substance. One of the reasons for my belief is that as a native-born Minnesotan raised in a deeply Christian family, he is too honest and accurate an observer to fail to report even that which directly contradicts his personal preferences, which, as a Scots-Scandinavian hybrid, are unfailingly progressive and liberal. And Keillor himself is refreshingly aware of the contradictions that complete him.

I am all in favor of diversity and inclusivity in theory, but when the pilot comes on the horn and welcomes us from the cockpit, I want to feel that he or she is a Republican. I want to hear authority in the voice, a growliness that comes from having shouted orders at people. I do not want my pilot to come on singing “Off we go into the wild blue yonder” and if he does, I’m off the plane. If it’s a woman pilot, I want her to be crisp and chill, not warm and caring. If she mentions turbulent conditions ahead, I don’t want to hear concern in her voice. I do not want her to thank us for flying — that’s for the flight attendants. I prefer my pilot to be a Republican with military service, preferably at the rank of captain or higher, preferably as an aviator, not in the Quartermaster Corps. I’m a Democrat and I’d be leery of a progressive Democrat pilot whose concern about air pollution might make him reluctant to use full power on takeoff. I don’t want anyone like me up front. No deep thinkers. A high-flier, please.

You might ask, not unreasonably, how a man raised in a good Christian home, with a strong inclination toward honesty and a deep familiarity with Scripture, could fall so completely into error. Part of the answer is his genetics; the Scandinavians are the innocent lambs of the world, psychologically shaped by their need for mutual cooperation to survive in the icy North, as evidenced by his grandmother’s belief in the native superiority of the coloreds, a belief of the sort that can only be formed in perfect ignorance of the subject.

Grandma whistles under her breath, a tuneless music. She cuts me a slice of warm yeasty bread and pours me a cup of Salada tea. Her fingers are knotted at the knuckles. She is a woman of firm beliefs. If you leave your windows open at night, you won’t get sick. Chew your food thirty times before you swallow. There’s no need for herbs if the ingredients are good. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. And once I heard her say, “The colored are better looking, more intelligent, more talented, harder working, more honest, and more loving toward their families than Caucasians.” I was impressed. Her grandfather had been a federal administrator in the South after the Civil War, during Reconstruction, and she got her ideas about people of color from him.

That Time of Year: A Minnesota Life, Garrison Keillor

You could still hear Minnesotans say things like that in the early 1980s. I rather doubt they are so inclined to do so any more, now that they have actual experience living in the vicinity of those hypothetical paragons of intelligence, honesty, and hard work. Now they blame LBJ and the Federal government for ruining them with welfare. They’re still entirely ignorant of the history of Africa and its various peoples, but they are a little less clueless about color now.

The other reason is that he was doomed by nurture as well as nature to gamma status that no amount of height, money, or worldly success could ever balance. His 2018 firing by Minnesota Public Radio for purported “sexually inappropriate incidents” is only remarkable in how long it took for his SSH rank to catch up to him; it was all but inevitable from the start.

  • I took an eye test and had to get glasses, and after that I stayed clear of organized sports and stuck to the disorganized; instead of the respect of my peers, I sought the approval of teachers and aunts.
  • I didn’t shine in high school. I was a B-minus student, thanks to my perfect pitch on multiple choice tests. The correct answer tended to be C. If you went with C, you could probably get a B and B was good enough. And I found a path in life there. I shied away from competition—speech contests, sports, honor roll—I didn’t care if I were 3.0 or 3.6—I wanted to be unique and so turned to writing.
  • I became Garrison. Eventually it wound up on my driver’s license and tax return— my girlfriend Mary married me as Garrison. In my heart, however, I still am Gary: Garrison feels like a fake mustache.
  • I started out playing with ambiguity, a fine way to disguise ignorance. “To be great is to be misunderstood,” said Emerson, so, in search of greatness, I wrote poems that couldn’t be understood because they made no sense.
  • I trace my heterosexuality to the offer of a seat on the bus at the age of thirteen. Boys defended territory. Girls were civilized and shared.

And yet, it is through the ruthless exploitation and chronicling of Gary’s weaknesses, failures, and secret shames that Garrison Keillor became a legitimate and substantial success as a writer. He even, after several failed attempts, managed to establish a lasting marriage with an attractive woman. And there is a lesson in that for the gamma, which is that relentless honesty and systematic perseverance can provide even the deepest double-dyed gamma a means of surmounting his natural patterns of behavior.


The Mark of the Midwit

Show me the library and I will show you the calibre of the man. The scanty selection of books from the library of the man below indicates a genuine mediocrity, albeit one with pretensions of grandeur and aspirations toward a higher class. It was not at all a surprise to see this and learn that it was a picture of Jeffrey Epstein’s house. But in fairness, many of the books look as if they may have been at least partially read.


In Which We Are Corrected

A Gamma male explains that I’ve got the Socio-Sexual Hierarchy all wrong:

Completely an utterly incorrect. Gamma males love having fun but don’t shrug off their responsibilities at the same time. They’re definitely adventurous and fun-loving and tend to get very restless if they’re left idle for too long. It is possible an alpha male might mature into a gamma male, because gamma males are a more refined version of them. They’re sensitive towards the opposite sex and are very aware of the needs and nature of what women truly want and they do anything in their power to fulfil their partner’s needs. Yup, women are lucky to have a gamma male in their life. They also display a certain amount of feminine behaviours, expectations and values to win their partners heart. They love putting their family first, in any given situation and scenario. The Gamma is seen as having a little bit of every other type of man combined in his personality, with no specific one of those personalities being dominant over the others. One of the main reasons for this is that the gamma male is one who is adventurous in life and creates his own path away from the opinions of others. Where the alpha male acts in a way that pleases others, the gamma male will do whatever he wants to feel fulfilled in his life. Gamma males usually have a wide array of skills and interests, leading to them enjoying exploring life and learning and doing as they please. Where the alpha male relies on his group for reassurance of his character and status, the omega male acts completely opposite of that with little regard for how he is seen by others. Because of this, the omega male’s sense of self-assurance allows him to avoid trivial popularity contests. An omega male will definitely have a few close friends he trusts and respects, but his primary source of meaning and confidence comes from within. A downside to this is that an omega male often neglects to care for others, as they only know how to care for themselves.

Well, I guess that settles that. Secret King wins again!

Is there a wider gap between other people’s perception of the Gamma and the Gamma’s perception of himself?

The Alpha weakness

The Alpha always thinks everything is about him. This is why Alphas are so easily manipulated by those who are not loyal to him or who have agendas requiring his neutralization.

Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was.

The level of obtuseness revealed here borders on the embarrassing, but it is all-too-typical of the average Alpha. Who cares what the social media companies are actually doing, who cares about the strategic disadvantage in which you are being placed, who cares that your own followers are being silenced and economically ruined, what’s really important is that the heads of the social media companies are ritually genuflecting and paying you your rightful due as the top of the social hierarchy. That’s what really matters, right?

The one thing the Alpha truly cares about beyond everything else is recognition of his status. That’s why they’re always beating their chests and casting about for any possible challengers. So long as you publicly kiss the Alpha’s ring, you can get away with just about anything you want without inspiring his opposition.

This is another area where being confused with an Alpha is advantageous to the Sigma. Whereas the Alpha is naturally inclined to preen and forgive all sorts of shenanigans so long as sufficient smoke is being blown up his backside, the Sigma is suspicious of anyone who pays him compliments, particularly those he knows to be less than entirely merited.

Portrait of a Bravo

Peter King interviews recently retired Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees:

Pees, 70, retired last week after finishing his 47th year of coaching at the high school, college and NFL level. It’s one of the most interesting careers in coaching history. Not only because he got to coach under two legends, Nick Saban and Bill Belichick, but he also got to coach under two coaches he coached as players—John Harbaugh (Miami of Ohio, then the Ravens) and Mike Vrabel (the Patriots, then the Titans). Thirteen jobs in 47 years, and . . .

“I’ve never applied for a job. I never got fired from a job. I never really sought another job. I never said, ‘I’m going to climb the ladder.’ I just did the job I had at the time, did the best I could. And I was lucky: I loved every job I had.”

Starting in Bloomingdale, Ohio (pop: 754), at little Elmwood High School.

“I played in a winter basketball league in [northwest] Ohio after college, when I met the principal at Elmwood High School. I was running a men’s clothing store in Bowling Green, Ohio. They had some openings on the football staff at Elmwood and he asked me if I wanted to coach. I said sure. I was hired to coach the secondary and be the track coach. But at our first meeting, the head coach made me the defensive coordinator. I did that two years, then became the head coach for four. Then I went to Findlay College as defensive coordinator and head track coach in 1979. After my first year, I went to Miami of Ohio to learn about their defense—which was the same defense we ran—from their coordinator, Tim Rose. In 1983, he got the head job there and hired me to be his defensive coordinator. Stayed there four years, and then Elliott Uzelac, the coach at Navy, called and hired me to coach the secondary. He got my name from Lloyd Carr, who I’d done some clinics with.

“After the ’89 season, Nick Saban called me. He was the secondary coach with the Oilers then, but he’d just been hired as the Toledo coach. He asked me to fly down to Houston, just to talk. He got my name from [longtime Navy assistant] Steve Belichick. So I flew down, and he offered me the defensive coordinator job at Toledo. Loved working with Nick—so good to me and my family. He left to coach with Bill [Belichick] and the Browns after one year, but Gary Pinkell was hired by Toledo and he kept the staff. I stayed three more years. After signing day [in 1994], Gary said to me one day, ‘[Notre Dame coach] Lou Holtz is on the phone. He’s gonna offer you a job.’ I picked up the phone, and Lou offered me the linebacker job. Then he said, ‘I hate to ask you this, but can you be here this afternoon?’ I said sure, I’ll call my wife on the way. So I was at Notre Dame one year. Then Nick takes the Michigan State job, and he hires me as his defensive coordinator. I was there from ‘95 to ’97. Kent State fires their coach after the ’97 season, and their AD flies up to meet me. We have breakfast, and I guess you could call that an interview, but it basically was a conversation—he just wanted to get to know me. He offered me the job over the phone.

“I’m at Kent six years. One day I had a question about defense for Bill Belichick, and I called him. He called me back and said, ‘I’m losing a linebacker coach. Ever thought about leaving college?’ We met at the scouting combine. He offered me the linebacker job. Great experience, with [Tedy] Bruschi, [Willie] McGinest, [Mike] Vrabel. In 2006, he made me the coordinator. Just a great experience, to see how the very best do it. But after four years as the coordinator, I needed a break. I made a smooth exit from New England. Then John Harbaugh offered me the linebacker job in Baltimore, which is what I needed at the time. How great that was, coaching Ray Lewis. Then John named me the coordinator in 2012. After ’16, I’m thinking of retiring. John said, ‘How about one more year?’ But after the ’17 season, that was it. I retired.

“So we [Pees and wife Melody] went up to our lake house in Michigan. It’s a Thursday night in January. We went out to dinner with our financial adviser, and we’re figuring out the NFL pension and how we’re going to live. Melody was planning this river cruise in Europe. The next morning, the phone rang. I said, ‘Hi Mike,’ and she knew. Mike Vrabel. He’d just gotten the Tennessee head-coaching job. He needed someone with experience to run the defense. He wanted me to be the coordinator.”

Pees’ only son, Matt Pees, was a high school coach in Denver. Dean Pees might have taken the Titans job anyway, but he asked Vrabel if he could bring Matt as defensive quality control coach. Vrabel checked, called the next day to say Matt was welcome on the staff, and the deal got done. Father and son coached together in 2018 and 2019.

“Of course losing at Kansas City was disappointing. But winning at New England and winning at Baltimore in the playoffs, against two coaches I have so much respect for, was an incredible way to go out. That goal-line stand in the second quarter at New England is a career highlight. But this time, I’m done coaching. Forty-seven years is enough. Not saying I’d never do some other job in football, but not coaching.

“It’s been a great career. Very, very blessed. My wife’s been fantastic. My kids have been fantastic—their whole lives, they just take off one jersey and put on another. I’m looking at my grandson right now—he’s 8, and he’s wearing a Titans cap.

“People ask me, ‘What’s your favorite place you coached?’ All of ‘em. They ask, ‘Who’s your favorite player?’ All of ‘em.

“In this football business, who can say they never got fired? Who can say they loved every job they had? For 47 years!”

That is the very quintessence of Bravo. Competent, hard-working, loyal, and valued by every Alpha he encountered. Limited ambition combined with incredible success. This is why it is so valuable for a man to know and understand his place in the hierarchy. Hierarchical fit is one of the key components of long-term success.

Confessions of a gamma

I understand why masculinity is under attack because I used to attack it. I once rejected all things masculine because I was bitter that I couldn’t be a protector or leader. I let my jealousy of strong men turn into hatred and resentment. It was a miserable way to live.
– Andy Ngo

Sounds like someone graduated to delta. Or is at least on the way. Gammas are always bitter and envious. That’s why they constantly accuse everyone else of jealousy. They can’t fathom a state of being that isn’t full of it.