March For Our Masters

When I was a kid, I always wondered why the people in the Soviet Union just put up with being ruled by the commies. Even discounting for the propaganda, the evidence was clear that Russia was remarkably poor, by the standards of the West, and that the Russian people knew it. There were too many stories from defectors about how Western goods were smuggled into the Iron Curtain countries. Even if the material stuff did not matter, the thuggery should have pushed people into revolt, but it never happened.

Later in life, I got to know an Iranian guy, who was in the US on some form of phony student visa. Iranians with some money would get their kids student visas in Europe and then they would come to the US. He had served in the Iranian army as a conscript during the Iran-Iraq War. He told me a story about how they cleared a minefield near Basra. They asked for volunteers from the Revolutionary Guard, who then ran through the field exploding the mines so the unit could follow them through the field.

Over the years, I have met other people who had lived in totalitarian countries or in the more fanatical Muslim ones. It seems they always have these sorts of stories. Most of the time they are not as colorful as the one my Persian friend told me, but they usually have the same sort of matter of factness to the telling of them. I always get the sense that the people telling the story don’t think these events are all that interesting, but its better than talking about the weather or what they had for lunch last week.

The question that always comes to my mind, is whether ideological societies produce an excess of fanatics or simply evolve to use them like a natural energy source. The Bolsheviks figured out quickly that communist economics were nonsense. There was no amount of tinkering to make it work, but the supply of true believers made it possible to keep the system running, long after the people in charge knew it was hopeless. Without the zealots, the Soviet system would have collapsed after Stalin died.

The same thing is true of the Iranian theocracy. The energy of the revolution kept it going through the difficult early years, but that energy is long gone. The students who sacked the American embassy are in their late fifties and early sixties now. Many died in the Iraq War. The regime itself long ago descended into petty corruption. Still, there are plenty of fanatics willing to spy on a neighbor, in the name of the revolution. Like the Soviets, the mullahs seem to be powered by an endless supply of zealots.

When I look at what’s happening with the latest round of gun grabbing in America, I wonder if we are simply overflowing with rogue fanatics, looking for a cause, or, is the cultural revolution creating them, like batteries to fuel their latest push to slam the cage door on us? When you see bizarre posts like this from old men of the revolution, slobbering over the children now running around promising more revolution, the causal relationship is not all that obvious. It’s a snake eating its tail.

Of course, these public events are not organic or spontaneous. Daniel Greenfield has tracked down the money and it is clear this latest spasm of gun grabbing is financed by the same radical ideologues behind the Womyn’s March last year. Still, are these people financing the new fanatics because they need them or are the fanatics just always there, ready to run into the nearest minefield? Maybe natural selection plays some role, where the rewards for zealotry slowly increases the supply each generation.

I wonder what people in Iran or maybe Russia think about this stuff. There are plenty of people in Eastern Europe, who lived through the Soviets, so they probably recognize these organized propaganda riots. Instead of the state marching the children off to reeducation camps to train for the next parade, the camps are sponsored by Global Mega Corp and the parade is financed by a sports team. Is the fact the system is run by corporate ideologues rather, than religious or political ideologues a big difference?

Theodore Dalrymple famously said that communist propaganda was intended to humiliate and degrade the people repeating it in public. That may be true and it may simply have been a byproduct. Similarly, ideological authoritarianism like we see in America and Iran, may not set out to create fanatics, but it is a natural result. The zealotry that animated the regime in the early stages, becomes its sole purpose. It lives to create a new generation of fanatics, who push aside the old ones and start the process all over again.

In this regard, radicalism is like a pathogen. If it kills the host too quickly, it can not spread to new hosts, but it must always spread to new hosts. This is why radicals, since the French Revolution, have obsessed over children. The sight of ridiculous twinks like David Hogg promising a revolutionary bloodbath fills the Boomer radicals with joy, as they know the disease has been transmitted to the next generation. The radical pathos lives on, even as it kills the host. Radicalism feeds on the cancer of zealotry, until it kills the host society.

That gets back to where we started. Most Americans know the people behind the weekend’s orchestrated proselytizing are crazy. Parading children out to lecture the adults is creepy and weird. The last ten years has been an endless freak show of degeneracy and depravity. Yet, the public goes along with it. Those who speak out against it are hurled into the void, and the so-called conservatives mutter about hypocrisy, but otherwise, the radical orgy of depravity staggers on undeterred. The nut-job army serves its purpose.

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Karl McHungus
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I think the audience for the political side of the freak show is pretty isolated from society at large. I never hear the normies talking about things like the hogg parade, or Soros, or the JQ. The great herd munches contentedly until startled, then they bolt in unpredictable directions. Right now the herd is happy, so all the msm generated noise is going to waste. One interesting development is that the attempt by the progs to build homeless tent cities in OC, has boomeranged badly. Huge protests have started up against the move, and the people behind it are back-pedaling… Read more »

JZs
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Here’s what I think. I think the attention span of the normal American is so small that this hysteria is going to fade away quicker than you can say false flag. I’m pretty sure not one politician of note was at that astroturfing rally on Saturday. That speaks volumes on where this is going in the end. Hint: Nowhere.

calsdad
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Yeah – when there’s no politicians running around fellating the crowd…… it’s probably a good indication that what you’re dealing with is all Sturm and Drang.

fredcdobbs
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fredcdobbs

If only. LA Mayor, Presidential “hopeful” and all-around dingbat Eric Garcetti was seen wiping the corners of his mouth with the sleeve of his suit jacket while stepping down from the podium…..LOL…….I didn’t follow too closely, but I believe there were a number of others who took up the mantle as well…….all Usual Suspects, of course

DLS
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Generally true but for one of the most pathetic political panders of all time – a grown man in a suit acting like a spoiled child, with his armed security detail just off camera: https://nypost.com/2018/03/14/cuomo-joins-student-die-in-to-protest-gun-laws/

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I remember meeting a woman from Colorado in the late 80’s . I asked her why she moved to Michigan from such a beautiful state. she said ” the Californians are ruining it ” .
she said “they move here to get away from California , and then want to change everything here to the way it was there” . And thus is the virus spread. my experience with immigrants form Canada and England is similar. they leave the “situation” and bring their liberalism with them .
If we don’t find a cure, the prognosis I poor.

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I completely agree with your assessment of this weekend’s vomit-inducing March to Stop Eating Tide Pods for a Moment and Protest Stuff. It does elicit a bit of nostalgia for those kooky Soviet-era marches that were so phony, they were funny, like late night D-level Hong Kong kung fu movies. “March For Our Lives” was more choreographed than a professional wrestling match, with the money shot being the unsurprising revelation that the whole spectacle was financed by dark money (https://www.dailywire.com/news/28550/march-our-lives-forms-dark-money-group-hide-its-emily-zanotti). Once again … one wonders, why is George Soros still being allowed to draw breath? But I’m also wondering how… Read more »

Issac
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Re: Speculation on Trump

He either believes in much more gun control than he lets on (distinct possibility) or he wagers the dog and pony show, explicitly naming all semi-autos, a gaffe he shouldn’t interrupt. Either way, the omnibus trainwreck has clearly illustrated that he isn’t going to the mat for prole concerns. He reserves the hard fighting for the military and his nation-in-law.

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Hard to believe many in Russia still pine for Stalin. I hear Tito is still romanticized by many in the former Yugoslavia. (What is it now, Bosnia, Croatia?)

As far as that little twit Hogg, there is a German word for my feelings for him: backfeifengesicht.

Tim Newman
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The people pining for Stalin in Russia know little about the man; all they know is he “saved Russia”, they’re not clamouring for a return of the Gulags. Tito is still popular in Yugoslavia because he stood up to both the Nazis and Stalin, and their brand of Communism was at least vaguely tolerable (in comparison to that of the USSR). I did an interesting Communist Tour when I was in Ljubljana a couple of years back, and noted the differences between their version and the Soviets.

Ron
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It comes down to some people wanting easy answers, and not forced to think thoughts that make them responsible for their own lives and actions.They want someone else to think and decide for them, because they view existence too huge and awful in its implications to deal with.

james+wilson
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james+wilson

That, and the Yugoslavs always knew very well what was coming after Tito died.

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And I thought I was the only man in America who used that word.

Darth Curmudgeon
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Our public schools are the reeducation camps.
To Hell with parents who know better but allow this.

Din C. Nuffin
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Din C. Nuffin

“In 2014, the Obama administration issued a “Dear Colleague” guidance that threatened school districts…” Am I the only one who missed this idiocy back in 2014? Truman said you can’t have a “Government by the people” if the people don’t know what the government is doing.

vlad
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vlad

Trust me, it was already in vogue before he sent the letter and when he did, it filtered down to the proles, realll quick.

Tim Newman
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Even if the material stuff did not matter, the thuggery should have pushed people into revolt, but it never happened.

Insofar as the USSR is concerned, that’s easy to answer: the biggest thugs ran the joint, and did a reasonable job of murdering anyone who didn’t toe the line. A few million corpses and a few decades in the Gulag later, and those that are left don’t want to take on the thugs again.

Rod1963
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Quite so. My late mother lived under Stalin and later Hitler and she could attest to the totalitarian police states they both instituted even for their own people. It didn’t take much for a German to end up at a Death camp or a Russian to end up in a gulag or with a bullet in their head.

This is also why the people didn’t revolt. Not that they could because they had no guns.

The only reason we haven’t went down that road is because the government and elites are afraid we’ll bite back since we have the means.

JimAnchor
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JimAnchor

body count is over 100 million butchered by the Marxists so far.

Ron
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When you mentioned volunteers running through minefields, the thought came to me that these individuals were so sunk in despair and nihilism that they hated existence and wanted to die. Perhaps some wanted their 15 minutes/seconds of fame, to be noticed among the faceless socialized masses and treated, even for a moment, as an individual whose name and photo will be posted on a wall or in a parade as a “Hero of the People.” Only in death will they be loved and respected, and have meaning. That is what all tyrannies aim for. To mix you into a collective… Read more »

Dutch
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Or maybe they ran through the mine field because they were just flat done with dealing with things. For them, it was just time to check out, and an opportunity to do so showed up.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

They were probably loaded up with some drug, before hand. Japs used to do that all the time; Bushido in a bottle.

Whiskey
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Hogg being a twink is a plus. Women love love love gays. He probably will lead gun confiscation so Dindus can Reginald Denny every White man. Most White women seem to be well on board disarming White men. Certainly at work.

pyrrhus
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pyrrhus

Hogg has a crooked face, pencil arms, and the women I know think he looks creepy…..

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

He does look creepy…and psychotic. Hoping some interesting tidbits come out to make all his patrons look foolish.

Deana
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Deana

Yes. There is something so odd about him. It’s like he came right out of central casting. Progressives think he looks convincing and serious. But he is a cartoon. Nothing but a cartoon.

vlad
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vlad

look at a pic of Tintin and tell me hes not a dead’ ringer.

Corn
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Corn

Regardless of his politics Hogg is just off putting to look at: he’s almost emaciated skinny and his head looks too big for his body. Like a living bobblehead but there’s nothing funny about him.
Then you have his comrade, the poor man’s Sinead O’Connor with the shaved head.

vlad
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vlad

esp funny when he raises his skinny arm in the black power salute and grimaces sternly

John Smith
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I dunno. I look at that boy and feel pity. I think most of his issues stem from the fact that he isn’t being raised right. I would bet I could straighten out half those kids with a weekend at the range or on the farm and a couple boxes of .22 shells. He’s being manipulated, and doesn’t have the maturity or smarts to see it.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

You could straighten out that Hogg fukker with one .22 shell

soapweed
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Glen: Don’t bet. I’m trying to straighten out a snowflake by his own admission, and their indoctrination runs deep.
Scary. He will miss out on the fire arm segment of the course however, as I told him that training the enemy is off the table.

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Now that you bring him up, how old is Hogg anyway?
Is he really a High School kid?

vlad
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vlad

have heard 22 and 27

vlad
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vlad

You’re confusing “women” with “young girls.” There’s a big difference. Young girls lean left, love gays, and believe in disarmament. Women know better.

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The people running this stuff aren’t fanatics, they are bloodless self-serving careerists. The whole gun grab Is a totally potemkin show, paid for by the money guys and all the people involved know they are set up for life as long as they play the game. I rarely turn on the TV except to watch cooking or nature shows on PBS but I flipped around the channels over the weekend and the gun grab show was on both the regular fox channel and the Spanish channel like it was the Macy’s parade or something. Hundreds of thousands show up in… Read more »

Ron
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Ron

People with money always fear free people with guns. They can’t control them, ’cause bullets can trump cash. As the Brits found out in 1776 at Concord and Lexington.

Drake
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Drake

1775

calsdad
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calsdad

I’m hoping it’s a setup for another round of the gun buying sprees that we saw happen multiple times during Obama’s terms in office. I’ve got a few rifles I’d like to offload and the reloading equipment is sitting ready to make some cash on selling processed brass when the price of ammo goes thru the roof.

vlad
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vlad

have we all seen the meme going around where o-bama says he’s the best gun saleman ever, and hogg says ‘hold my beer.”

John Smith
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You don’t have kids, I take it. Years ago, I went to a PTA meeting. I fully expected to meet rational adults. When I was a kid going through school myself, I was taught to respect adults and abide by their authority. When I went to that meeting I was the only adult there. Most were single mommies that expected the school to throw all the other kids under the bus in order to babysit theirs. I seriously couldn’t believe it – three women there dominated the meeting that night, badgering and hectoring the school officials without a care in… Read more »

Ron
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I say its not your fault. Children–And I include college students as being children too, as most will not mature till at least they reach 25–care more about their peers opinions and acceptance than they do their parents. Few parents can win against a combination of a culture that has lost its moral bearings, and proactive, aggressive professors teaching false narratives to them. Those are tough odds to beat.

miforest
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miforest

Sounds like you did what you could . Homeschooling is a serious commitment and I salute your efforts. Usually it works to fight the POZ. All of culture, media, and social pressure are against you. you can only do so much in this environment .

Dutch
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Dutch

There may be a statistic that says home schooling helps prevent looniness, but you didn’t deal with probabilities, you dealt with a single iteration, that didn’t work out (roughly the same outcome here, in my life. One marginal success out of two tries.). A single outcome may not be representative, but it is the one you got. Don’t hold it against yourself, you did what you could do.

AntrimOrange
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AntrimOrange

The plural of anecdote is data.

miforest
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miforest

be glad for the one success. You should have the satisfaction that you did what you could , and did not spare your time and energy. I am older than most here . I have seen whole families of kids POZZED by the govt schools. It is getting worse by the year too.

Rod1963
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Jordan Peterson considers college a waste of time. Same with public schooling. He says the moment you find them teaching any of the SJW stuff, pull them out. Public school was always problematical, the elites never sent their kids to them for good reason. Mass schooling was set up by the elites to produce factory workers, not thinking citizens. Not to mention having to deal with all the social deviants, thugs and freaks. This won’t socialize kid but ruin them. As far as higher ed goes – keep them away from college and send them to a trade school. It’s… Read more »

Herodian
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I’ve known homeschooled kids who turned out politically and culturally retarded as well – even ones who didn’t go to college. It’s no guarantee. I do think we could make great strides if we simply purged the universities of toxic ideologues and banned women from attending them. Of course that would pretty much take a literal revolution.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

Eventually your kid has to deal with the real world.

miforest
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miforest

The home schooled kid I have seen are, on average, much better prepared to do. They suffer much less self guilt , POZZED sexuality, and minority worship than the gvt schooled . Clearly not in all cases, but the numbers go that way.

Leif Oldhary
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Leif Oldhary

No great strides will be made by any lawful means! Oh,wait a minute, in war, all means are lawful.

vlad
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vlad

please. realize folks, that women and “young girls” are not the same. You’re hurting the whole bunch of us when you demean whose of us who are on the same side. no reason to give delusional leftists ammunition with stereotypes of traditional males OR females. Thanks, brothers.

vlad
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vlad

Ah, yes, remember the day we told a mom we had 25 other kids in that sped room, and she said, ‘But I only care about my kid.” She insisted he sit in a tiny hallway and play video games about dinosaurs all day; that it was all that kept him from flipping out autistically. I’m serious, parents will work that stuff out with admin and counselors for sped kids and insist it be put in their ed plans and insist it be DONE. (Yeah, we — husband and I both teachers — moved elsewhere, but after 2002, it slowly… Read more »

Saml Adams
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Not long ago, but before this Parkland fiasco got in a convo, with two of my long time colleagues about the “Young Pioneers”. One emigrated from Russian in the Brezhnev days, the other from China in the mid-90s. Funny thing, their experiences were exactly the same and worse, both, with the perspective of time in the US, had the same realization of how creepy the experience was.

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The Bill of Rights is a product of Enlightenment era thought, which was uniquely European, and even more uniquely English and Scottish. The defining central principal that sovereignty lies with the individual provides the basis for elected, representative government. The Bill of Rights, and especially the Second Amendment, provide the citizenry with the mechanisms to maintain their sovereignty. These values are not universal. Different cultures have completely different understandings of the relationship of the Citizen to his/her government. That understanding does not change just because they drop onto US soil. There is simply no reason to believe that the freedoms… Read more »

Tax Slave
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Tax Slave

Here’s one solution: continue to practice the Second Amendment to the extreme until the time comes to use it to protect the First Amendment.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

If you don’t control demographics you lose your amendments when you’re outvoted.

Dutch
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Dutch

That little guy all over the TV is just a Hitler Youth wannabe, and anyone with eyes and a brain can see that. The creepiness is big with that guy. Turn the sound off and watch him, he’s a psycho. I wonder how much of all of this is people who are basically dead and numb to all the ordinary pleasures of life, getting their unconscious pleasure centers tickled by all the kids and “ban guns” excitement. Any halfway rational look at things sees all sorts of problems with all of this, pretty much whatever direction you approach it from.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

He will meet a grisly end, and not before too long either.

miforest
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miforest

he’s just misguided an dumb, the puppet doesn’t control his dance. . don’t wish him ill.

Worldly Wiseman
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Worldly Wiseman

I used to work for Disney and me and my friends used to laugh so hard at the similarities between Disney corporate culture and rules and the Communism we (naively at first) thought to have left behind.

Dutch
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Dutch

Those lines at the Peter Pan ride, and the way they corral you into a tight place where you cannot do anything but move along, doesn’t look much different than what you see at the cattle ramps into the slaughterhouses, frankly.

Primi Pilus
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Primi Pilus

In saying this I know I open myself to scorn from other commenters in betraying such naiveté, but how is it that we cannot or do not effectively fight back against these vile humans? We know the broad outlines of who these people are; we know the horrific endstate they propose; we know their intent for our nation, our culture, our constitution and our people; we know their method; we know that the Republican party is a wholly incompetent, ineffective, self-interested and corrupt instrument, and we know what works, as best anything can, in any organization that involves humans. They… Read more »

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

“how is it that we cannot or do not effectively fight back against these vile humans?” The short answer is that you will become unemployable if you disagree with the Progressive consensus. The Progressive consensus is propagated and enforced by those who control the media and academia. It is common knowledge in White Nationalist and Alt-Right circles that we have to find a way to support people who become unemployable due to their political beliefs, but that is easier said than done. Solving that problem is a game-changer. (Personal aside: I remember walking into my job at a normie conservative… Read more »

CaptainMike
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To quote our Host; “It’s going to end badly.”
Coming after the 2nd Amendment with any success could be the match that lights the fuse. I have two young children, I’d prefer we get it over with now, than have them try to deal with what will come if we just keep endlessly knuckling under to the Progressive Managerial State. (PMS for short). Eric A. Blair didn’t see the half of it.

james+wilson
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james+wilson

We shouldn’t describe the Republican Party as incompetent any more. Pretty sure they mean to do this. The Republican voter is more likely to be incompetent than the party is. Republicans have been doing the same job they have been elected not to do for generations. Impressive, really.

Dave
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Dave

And yet, tens of millions of Americans are going to go out and vote for Republicans. Sheep willingly being led to the slaughter.

LFMayor
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LFMayor

Let me give you a perspective far from the lunacies of the coast, here in Near Redneckistan Connecticut recently had a ban on EvilBlackRifles and the compliance rate was less than ten percent. If those soy infused boat shoe and chinos combover wearing progressives can front that much resistance then I’m comfortable stating that any gun “ban” is just a bunch of virtue signaling chatter. Talk is easy. It’s why it gets so much credence in the circles of the weak. Just physically lifting five million rifles and loading them on trucks would net you a fourth pyramid at Giza.… Read more »

Sir Lord Baltimore
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Sir Lord Baltimore

Oh Mayor of the Lunatic Fringe. Here my pitiful lament for one moment please. I implore you to think about the “long game” here. The bans in places like Connecticut or New York are all important. Even if the compliance rates are low. They have the effect of destroying the culture of firearms ownership. Young people cannot properly learn how to use those EBRs when they are buried in the ground or otherwise cached away. Without being too smarmy “the youth are the future”. Go to that liberal paragon Australia where said weapons were all rounded up 21 years ago.… Read more »

LFMayor
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LFMayor

So raise your children and you nieces and nephews and help raise your friends children correctly. It’s not fucking rocket science. Be available and be involved. You may have to miss some fantasy football sessions along the way, great are the sacrifices. This isn’t Australia. It’s a cuck Island much like its parent UK Burying (all) is defeatist and therefore useless. Luke 11:21 doesn’t mention any goddamn shovels. And especially, don’t get all weak and ghae with that tut tutting people about how Big Brother is listening and will come swooping in. That shame/scare reflex has been worn thin. We… Read more »

LFMayor
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LFMayor

And balls, forgot a point. I fully agree with you about the point of talismans. The mind is the primary weapon, the body it’s transport. Sharpen the mind, harden the body. But buy some guns too because they are much better at their task than cutting rhetoric or even well placed blows.

Sir Lord Baltimore
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Sir Lord Baltimore

I am completely in agreement. Here Here!

Sir Lord Baltimore
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Sir Lord Baltimore

I left my fantasies of “Wolverines!!!!” and Red Dawn shoot em’ ups sometime in middle school…Just trying to be a pragmatist when it comes to these matters. Emulate the Chinese or the Amish. The only way we will survive in the future is by using their method of building strong communities that happen in real time in real places. Entertaining fantastic notions of fighting the Blue Helmets, FEMA camps etc. isn’t helping anyone…

Civil War Dos will make the 1st one look like an amateur boxing match.

El+Eff
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Anarcho-Tyranny. Check out BPS’ newest entitled, “The UK: Rise of the Anarcho-Tyranny State”, posted to YouTube on March 23, 2018. Excerpt from the video: “ ‘Anarcho-Tyranny’ is a concept used in critiquing modern social democracy. Samuel Francis argued that the problems of managerial states extend to issues of crime and justice. In 1992 he introduced the word “Anarcho-Tyranny” and he once defined it this way: “We refuse to control real criminals, that’s the anarchy, so we control the innocent, that’s the tyranny.” Parkland: The real criminals = Runcie, Israel, the coward RSO (and some of his cohorts, apparently) and others… Read more »

Tax Slave
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Tax Slave

Black Pigeon is awesome.

Dutch
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Dutch

Yup, pretty much. The criminals inadvertently serve the cause of the elites (which is to strip the normies of power and influence), and the normies inhibit it. So it plays out like it does. It is likely not a strategy overtly directed from above, it is simply the hive mind of the elites put into action at the granular level. Which is why it is so hard to fight, because it is a whack-a-mole sort of thing to go up against.

Jim
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Jim

It’s the direct result of identity politics. And you have to relax the laws to allow the victims to win.

Watching the gun grabbing media, it finally hit me after being called a racist bigot for decades; they truly are afraid of us.

Anonymous White Male
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Anonymous White Male

“Most Americans know the people behind the weekend’s orchestrated proselytizing are crazy.”

Beg to differ. The people behind the orchestrated proselytizing are not crazy. They know exactly what they are doing. They are evil, but not crazy. Unless crazy = evil. The participants aren’t really crazy in the mad, insane, demented way,either. Only in the extremely enthusiastic way (*I’m just crazy about Attention Hogg!”). It’s just that they belong to the Church of Self-Righteous Virtue Signaling. Now, they may be stupid and have never had an intelligent thought of their own, but not crazy. Unless crazy = the-ability-to-ignore-reality-so-that-they-can-remain-in-the-safe-space-of-the-herd.

Ryan
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Ryan

Want to go to a dark place? When Anders Breivik decided he was going to carry out a massacre over Muslims in Norway, he chose to target a summer camp hosting the Workers Youth League, upcoming generation of leaders of the Norwegian Labor party. Moldbug put it: We can note the only thing he didn’t screw up. At least he shot communists, not Muslims. He gored the matador and not the cape. While still basically animal behavior (especially when it comes to the 15-year-olds – is there a 15-year-old in the world who isn’t a communist?), it’s more than I’d… Read more »

Drake
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Drake

I was a pretty big Reagan fan in High School.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

OT: hilarious tweet w/pic about Sloppy Williamson’s new gig https://twitter.com/GenAugustoP/status/976968091484721152/photo/1

Auntie Analogue
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Auntie Analogue

Want to see the transmission of radicalism from generation to generation? Watch the 1968 movie ‘Wild In The Streets.’ It’s uncannily prescient.

Andrew
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Andrew

Most people like to believe they are “individuals”, however that is not the case. When it comes down to it most people want to be accepted by their peers, even when it makes no sense. Most of the participants of this weekend’s activities would best be described as useful idiots. They have no real knowledge of the topic and simply are following the crowd. There is a large group that has money to fund these things and are ready and wait for the right opportunity. One can ascribe the various the various motives that one wishes, the point being is… Read more »

Rhino
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Rhino

On the contrary, that is the only hope for anything to get fixed at all.

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To quote the Z man: “Our public debates in the West are not about finding the right trade-offs to arrive at a sensible set of public polices. It is about public piety and defending the dominant moral framework.” And further: “I’m fond of pointing out that the main reason Progressives win every fight is that their opponents make the mistake of thinking it is a debate over facts and reasons. The people calling themselves conservative right now are sure that all they have to do is round up the facts and present them to the other side and the Left… Read more »

jeb
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jeb

FWIW, I once ran Dalrymple’s claim about Soviet propaganda — that the people who wrote it knew it was nonsense, and that the purpose was to humiliate and dishearten the population — past a co-worker who grew up in Soviet Russia. He totally disagreed, and insisted that the people who wrote it believed it absolutely, and that you were supposed to believe it too.

I have no way of judging one way or the other; all I know is that I have never in my life met anyone who sounded more like Boris Badenov than this guy. 🙂

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

I worked in the former East Germany for some years, starting just after reunification. The former party members made halfhearted defenses of what had gone on, and some apparatchiks and informers bought into the racket. But the majority of ordinary folks knew the whole thing was a sham. They had plenty of stories and jokes about the system. Nobody was fooled. Although they had to keep their heads down, the population full of healthy cynicism.

Sim1776
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Sim1776

As came up in another thread, Progressivism is a cult that became a religion. It was born out of the Leninists/CPUSA/Maoist doctrines and behaviors. Little has changed from the 20s. Mohammedanism is a political ideology masquerading as a religion. Progressivism is in the converse. Look at all of the Gaia cults and the rapid wise of Wicca. One guess which way those folks lean. Just a few examples of the coalition of the fringes. In the end, every religion has True Believers. These are always the cannon fodder like the SA or even Antifa now. They’ll be efficiently disposed of… Read more »

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A society swirling down the drain trots out brainwashed little pod children with the wisdom and self awareness of a clump of dirt. Meanwhile, wretched out lefties cheer from the sidelines remembering Woodstock or the convention in Chicago or some other ludicrous highlight of their pathetic lives. As one of their own who committed suicide , Phil Ochs, wrote:
Feeble, aged, people almost to their knees
Complain about the present using memories
Never found their pot of gold
Wrinkled hands pound weary holes
Each line screams out you’re old, you’re old, you’re old
But nobody’s buying flowers from the flower lady

TomA
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TomA

The crazy may seem overwhelming, and their intent is certainly to sow despair among the remaining sane element of the population, but all of this has been modeled and studied. Modern technology has been co-opted in order to hyper-accelerate mass indoctrination, but technology is a two-edge sword. The push-back won’t look like anything ever seen before and therein lies salvation.

JohnTyler
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JohnTyler

What is amazing and scary is the longevity of repressive governments. The Bolsheviks endured 70 years despite having destroyed Russia within the first 10 years of their tyrannical rule and murdering 20 to 50 MILLION !! of their own citizens (this is more ruskies than Hitler’s invading armies killed and way more than were tossed into Herr Hitler’s gas chambers). Cuba is still going strong 60 years after Castro destroyed that nation. N.Korea 70 years or so. Commie Eastern Europe lasted about 45 years and they finally rid themselves of their murderous regimes only when the USSR fell apart. (And… Read more »

Zeroth Tollrants
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Zeroth Tollrants

“…communist propaganda was intended to humiliate and degrade the people repeating it in public.”

Hmm, more than a little reminiscent of when a very powerful Jewish director/producer acts out a Phillip Rothian style revenge fantasy by forcing Skiksas to perform degrading sexual acts, (or at least witness lewd acts), in order to get film roles.

wholy1
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wholy1

“Yet, the public goes along with it.” Meh. Pink Floyd sang about the “comfortably numb”. I, as a ’46 first-year “Boomer” [now] see said as the “conveniently complacent” – at least a [still] large segment. The proceeding “gens”, perhaps a result of more [corp/gov] “dumbing-down distraction/socialization” – especially now with the likes of “google/twatter/faKebook” etal, just mention a few of the more “alCIAda” subliminally-introduced psy-ops – will continue to “amp-up the blame game”. What’s interesting to monitor – at this point – is the “awakening” of the “gen Zs”. Hopeful? No. But at this point, in this reprobate’s life here… Read more »

dhill
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dhill

Jordan Peterson starts Maps of Meaning with this question of why wouldn’t people just drop their ideology. I cannot recommend that lecture enough. Greetings from Poland

Goebbles
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This is your thousandth post about THE LEFT.

THE LEFT THIS. THE LEFT THAT. THE LEFT HAS A PLAN TO CONTROL THE WORLD. THE L-E-F-T, BOOO!

How does it feel to be a “right wing” CRYPTO JEW who obsesses about the THE LEFT while denouncing as unhinged swivel-eyed loons everyone who asks questions about Jews, uh?

Trashing THE LEFT is ok, cryicizing jews NOT OK, goys — said the “right wing” jew. 😂😂😂

You’re only fooling the fools here, ZIMMERMAN 😉