A Big Mess

Some weeks, putting together this podcast is a pleasure. The topics are easy and the process is smooth. Other weeks, it is a grind. This week it was a grind. This is not my full-time job, so events can conspire against me. That’s to be expected. Some weeks, the material is the problem. That was an issue this week. The news was either depressing or dull and I just could not come up with alternative material that I found interesting.

Put the two together and it was pushing a rock up a hill. Every segment took longer than it should and the result was something less than inspiring. That’s why we have five short segments and three long ones this week. I was tempted to just throw in the towel and skip this week, but there’s something to be learned from struggle. You learn some things about yourself or the process that you would not learn otherwise. That and life is struggle.

This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. Of course, the Hitler Phones are so slow now, you may never finish. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below.

This Week’s Show

Contents

Direct Download

The iTunes Page

Google Play Link

Full Show On Spreaker

Full Show On YouTube

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Drake
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Drake

Now I have to go listen to the rest of “Dance of Death”.

James_Cooperman
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James_Cooperman

Z, you may as well just go ahead and provide a list of the music you play in each episode. You won’t have to answer so many emails.

Member

The dig at Heimbach at the end, did you mean Matthew instead of Mike?

LFMayor
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LFMayor

Z, Still thinking of the Muzak. Your title today made me think of Devo, their song of the same title was gtg.

Glen Filthie
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Glen Filthie

Would you go mainstream, Z, if the opportunity presented itself? I’m serious – If I were a mainstream media slob I would tell you to shut up and take my money and do what you do on camera – working for me! Your stuff is like a balm for those of us that don’t live in trailer parks and have triple digit IQ’s. That market demographic is currently untouched with the exception of a handful of guys – who are doing it mostly for free! Cripes, you could fly totally hands off too – even the jooos and the blackety… Read more »

Issac
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Issac

Z is doing a wise thing staying just under the radar. There are a lot of dissident right shoes waiting to drop in the near future. The TWP Springer show was just the beginning. Wading into public pro-white politics will become a lot easier and more profitable if the broader cast of bad actors are cleared away in like fashion.

Joseph
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Joseph

Zman is old school anonymous blogger, though famous. He is staying under the radar. Monitizing greatly increases the chance of being doxed, that’s how Enoch was outed.

So there is probably that too. No one knows much about Zman’s IRL existence, but he hints at having some sort of normal job, which presumably includes an employer who might not be thrilled with what could be built by bad-actors using their usual selective quotation and out of context framing.

Issac
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Issac

Enoch was actually doxxed long before they monetized. In fact a lot of people knew his identity and that he was married to a Jewish woman before TRS was started. Most of TRS came out of a Facebook group where everyone was using real names.

Ivar
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Ivar

The reason many of us Boomers don’t have a sense of humor about ”Boomer Hatred”” is because we have had to put up with the bullshit and nonsense of the Stereotypical Boomers far longer than anyone else and now, with the end in sight, we have to put up with it from young people with no more historical sense than gnats. “Grin and bear it” will only go so far and you will find, when you actually do get old that you will suffer fools less and less gladly.

So grump, grump, grump, pah, pah PAH!

Member

There is Harvey Weinstein, Bill Gates, Bill and Hillary, Bill Kristol, George Bush, on and on and on.
Then there is me, lumped right in there with them as a Boomer.

Group identity goes only so far, especially generational.

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

I was nine when Woodstock happened, but I am a ‘boomer’, just like Hillary Clinton and Bill Ayres!

To a current year 18-year-old, being born in 1960 as opposed to 1950 is just quibbling about numbers. I’ll be in the boxcars with the rest of the pensioners en route to the gashouses when they decide they’ve had enough of “us”.

Mopsy
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Mopsy

No shit, right? I’m two years older but it would be the same for me.

Older boomers were luckier than those of us born later. Times were better, money-wise.

That’s how it goes.

Rod1963
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Rod1963

The thing the Boomer haters miss is that a lot of the crap that poisoned our culture came from the Left-PoMo-Marxist set that took over our institutions starting in the 60’s and then proceeded to poison the rest of society through them. The economic damage was purely done by the elites and we have no say so whatsoever since they control both political parties and the MSM. The Faux conservatives under Buckely ensured those of all who saw what was going on were short stopped. and couldn’t organize politically. It wasn’t until the internet that we had a method of… Read more »

Bruno the Arrogant
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Bruno the Arrogant

I’d have to agree with that. I generally use WWII as the marker. I was born in 1957, and even when I was a kid, I noticed my grandparents were circumspect about keeping their mouths shut when certain topics came up, particularly matters of race. They’d already been bludgeoned into submission by their children, the so-called “greatest generation”. The boomers were the logical conclusion of a process that was already in motion before they were even born. Not that that lets the boomers off the hook, they still have a good deal to answer for. But the boomers didn’t come… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

I certainly don’t mean to excuse the ignorance of the Post’s nitwit millennial socialist wannabe, but her opinion piece didn’t end up in print simply because she wanted it to do so.It is the baby-boomer gatekeepers (my people, I suppose, I’m 1961) at the Post that are encouraging/demanding this sort of silliness: The birth years of the opinion editors on the masthead are 1955 (((Fred Hiatt))), 1956 (Jackson Diehl), 1958 (((Ruth Marcus))), and ~1951 (Jo-ann Armao). Others listed online include 1967 (Jonathan Capehart — you Xers gave us this one!), ~1960 (Lee Hockstader), 1961 (Charles Lane), ~1983 (Stephen Stromberg —… Read more »

joey+junger
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joey+junger

That Miley Cyrus girl gets invoked by a lot of the Alt-Right guys as the instantiation of Western Woman’s decline, and they may be right in general, but her version of Dolly’s song you played at the end of this program is better than Dolly’s. Regarding experts, the writer Charles Bukowski went to the horse and dog tracks for decades, and talked about a strange and terrifying phenomenon he observed: the lifetime players, those who had devoted their lives to understanding the track and beating the odds, were, in the end, less successful than they would have been had they… Read more »

Member

I remember seeing Miley’s daddy playing at the fairgrounds in Gilbert at the Pocono fair in Eastern PA about 18 years ago. I’m sure that him allowing his daughter to become a whore makes his life much more pleasant.
http://www.thewestendfair.com/

YIH
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YIH

Until she turned 18 she made her parents quite a sum I’m told – especially with daddy’s music career fizzling out. All you have to do is look at her Vanity Fair pictorial to see that daddy did indeed whore her out. Complete with the parents saying they didn’t realize what they did until they saw the magazine. Which of course, is BS because at her being 15 at least one parent was required to sign the model release to allow publication.

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

An awesome and learned comment, as usual. Just one question: What does ‘Tellurocratic’ mean?

joey+junger
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joey+junger

Land- rather than sea-based. Look up “Land and Sea” by Carl Schmitt.

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

Thank you. I’m on it. (a) tellurocratic = land-based power; think Russia, China, the Mongols. (b) thalassocratic = maritime-based power; think Great Britain in its heyday, or Phoenicia. FInal question: Is the USA a tellurocratic or indeed a thalassocratic nation? It’s a fair question; our people – our ancestors – swept across a 3500 mile continent without the least interest in the seacoasts, the whale trade, or anything else that interfered with growing crops: A people of prairie schooners and axes. Yet also America was a people of the sea; the mariners out of Bedford and Providence, and the dozens… Read more »

Christopher S. Johns
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Christopher S. Johns

Buck Owens and Dolly Parton!

Last time I linked the following (and Hoss is looking like death warmed over but he and band sound like they’re gonna go outside and stomp on rattlesnakes) it got no love. But I’m not easily deterred:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qzctdbSRQI

Steve
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Steve

Regarding your estimates of the size of the US social programs, etc., you’re way off. Per here:
https://www.usgovernmentspending.com/us_fed_spending_pie_chart
social security, medicare/medicaid/etc., veterans benefits and welfare account for $2.75 trillion of our $4.17 trillion budget, or almost exactly 66%. So WAY more socialist than you estimated. (Also, actual military spending i.e., not including veterans benefits and foreign aid, which is for some reason listed under military, is well less than a trillion dollars — it’s $643 billion. Still a lot, and we could argue about where the veteran’s benefits belong, but either way it is dwarfed by the civilian social programs…)

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

Zman, you sound depressed. Join the club. The “American experiment” has petered out, after a nice run of 200 years; I am grateful that I caught the tail end of it. A happy people living free in a beautiful land, seized by our tough-minded ancestors. Sadly but inevitably, regression to the mean applies to us as to all human conglomerations. I’m 57, a “boomer”, aka an asshole, a widower, two children morphed into quasi-government functionaries, living in faraway states, making quality dough. I sit in a house built in a town that rests on old Seneca hunting ground. The Seneca… Read more »

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James LePore

Really well said. Thank you.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

For all the disclaimers, not a bad effort, however Sisyphean it felt in the making.

Member

I enjoyed listening to “A Big Mess”.

MikeW
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MikeW

Regarding “No Rules”, the elites at one time at least used to pretend (for public appearance sake) to follow the laws and rules. but now their disdain for the masses is so intense that they openly flaunt their disregard, just to rub our noses in it. When I got my high-level security clearances back in the 80’s I had to sign a stack of papers like a pile of mortgage documents acknowledging what would happen to me if I disclosed or mishandled anything classified. Now we have had a Secretary of State who funneled her classified communications through her unsecure… Read more »

Mopsy
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Mopsy

Late baby boomer here. Several thoughts: – As a 1958er, I have more in common with a 1952er (earlier boomer) than a Gen Xer. Part of this was because families were bigger then and we had older siblings. We grew up with early boomer shows/movies. Both early and late boomers had no cable, no DVDs, VCRs, cellphones, computers. We had a common experience for the most part. Music was a bit different and fashion changed, but the difference between my older sister’s growing up experience and mine wasn’t really that vast. – Whut on the clothes? Come on…1970s fashion were… Read more »

Slovenian Guest
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Slovenian Guest

Speaking of Jolene, the 33rpm version is much better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIxWQbwyrV0

Docmac
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Docmac

Derb, Sailer and Z. 300,000,000,000-ish primate neurons between them. I effusively recommend their writing to others, but very few people seem to get it here in the great white north. Z, thanks for grinding it out.

Ace Rimmer
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Ace Rimmer

This grumpy boomer finds this week’s offering appealingly cranky. Let me be the last to welcome our new millennial executioners.

Member

This was another really good podcast. Thanks for gutting it out.

Karl Horst (Germany)
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Karl Horst (Germany)

So when you say America is a Socialist State, to what degree? Do you see the USA on par with England, Germany or Sweden or just as much as Europe generally speaking?

Pimpkin's Nephew
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Pimpkin's Nephew

Socialism has both active and passive forms. Russia and China were subjected to the ‘active’ form – a program, an agenda, a set of hard principles. The West is suffering from the ‘passive’ form. Its source is not from Marx and Engels, but a decaying social memory of Christianity. Socialism is an attitude and, inevitably, a policy; its roots are in the host country. Its specific character follows from the history and nature of its host. * Ironically, Russia and China (from what I gather by reading about them) are indifferent to socialism; oligarchs have rarely had the kinds of… Read more »

Joseph
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Joseph

Seeing as it’s not your job, and you found it difficult to find any interesting topics, why do you feel you must produce a podcast? I don’t see you monitizing your sites, so I wonder at your commitment to publish nearly every day. A friend and I who are both long time readers have both noticed is that as frequency has increased your output has become a lot more hit-and-miss. I’m always on the lookout for quality content with high signal-to-noise ratio. You used to provide that, but now? Not so much. I used to eagerly look forward to Zman… Read more »

Member

https://twitter.com/NormieAnon/status/974345830424567814/video/1

Welcome to the future

AKA The case for open carry.

Mike@Mike.Mike
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Mike@Mike.Mike

Ah The Wizard by Black Sabbath, my second favorite BS song. Keep up the good work.

Chiron
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Chiron

You should read this Z if you haven’t already:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/the-liberal-international-order-mounts-a-comeback/2018/03/11/47af1b50-254d-11e8-b79d-f3d931db7f68_story.html?utm_term=.6eddd72e36e8

It really is Nationalism vs Globalism, it pretty much say that Globalist GOPers and Dems are in this together, the Neoliberals and Neocons are the same people after all, the EU is the Globalist dream and their plan is to crush the Nationalists, be “Left” or Right”.

It’s really a war.

james+wilson
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james+wilson

I didn’t notice that the podcast was labored. It’s plain and to the point quite like Cicero, the main difference being you allow for more optimism than he did, generally.