The Gangster State

The defining feature of gang life is personal loyalty trumps all else. This is true for low level street gangs, as well as highly complex organized crime gangs. The rules are not written down or agreed to by consensus. They are imposed top-down by a group of men loyal to one man. The head of a drug cartel has lieutenants to enforce discipline on the the sub-groups down the line. The rules within those groups are similarly enforced by lieutenants loyal to the guy in charge of the group. This continues down to the street level gangsters.

The effect of this is a chaotic lawlessness. The punishment for the exact same transgression may be wildly different in two different cases. It all depends upon the relationship between the boss and the offender. While all criminal organizations have rules against betraying confidences, there’s no hard and fast rule on the punishment, despite what you see on television. Baltimore gangsters rat on one another all the time to get better prison terms, without facing a universally applied death penalty for snitching.

Consider what we are watching with our government. News brings word that the US Attorney is dropping charges against the terrorists, who went on a rampage during the inauguration last year. They announced this in a holiday week, so it would get the least amount of news coverage. Now, they certainly could have looked into who financed the riot, who helped organize it and then went after the shot callers, but they never bothered to do that. Instead, they sat on it until people forgot about it and then dropped the case.

Now, we have mountains of laws for dealing with self-defined criminal groups. The Feds could go after a Lacy MacAuley, who details her activities on-line, in order to figure out who pays her rent. Then they could go after that person or group. This is basic police work. At the very minimum, the people financing these terrorists would know they have some exposure, but that never happens. You see, everyone knows who finances Antifa and other terrorists operations and they have friends in high places.

Here’s another example. Peter Strozk is the focus of a very serious criminal conspiracy to subvert the last election. A mountain of evidence pointing to his guilt has been in the public domain for a year, yet he was just recently fired from the FBI. He has not been charged with anything and it appears he will never be charged. In fact, he is now telling Congress he has no intention of testifying. It is not that he plans to take the fifth. He is not going to show up. Their silly laws no longer apply to people in his gang.

Again, this gets to the way in which gang life operates. There may be rules, but what matters is who enforces the rules and on whom the rules are to be applied. In this case, the wide ranging criminal organization known as the Democratic Party will never let their people get punished by the Republicans. Those rules about complying with a subpoena from Congress only apply when the gangsters with power can enforce them and they will only enforce them when it suits their interests. This is gang life. This is the gangster state.

This becomes more obvious when looking at the whole criminal enterprise that is currently called the FBI. There’s no question that the people at the top engaged in a wide-ranging criminal conspiracy to spy on the Trump campaign and engineer a criminal investigation of his administration, for the purpose of removing him from office. This is the one explanation that explains the mountain of evidence piled up in the public domain. This is so obvious that no one bothers to deny it. Instead, the game is to avoid discussing it in public.

Lurking in the secret FBI files can be only three possibilities, with regards to this conspiracy. One, there is proof they cooked the whole thing to help get Hillary Clinton elected. The other is some out of left field explanation for the mountain of data, that points to an innocent motive. The final option is a massive hole in the system where the damning proof used to exists, but has now been destroyed as part of the cover-up. To date, the FBI and DOJ refuse to comply with Congressional subpoenas to answer this question.

Again, we’re back to the gangster model. The people inside these agencies have a primary loyalty to the gang, not to the laws of the country or the alleged institutions charged with promulgating and enforcing the laws. In gang life, you are first loyal to the gang and that’s what we see with this case. Rod Rosenstein was sent to Congress in order to deliver a threat to Congress, if they persisted in their interference with the gang’s business. In a prior age, Devin Nunes would have found a black palm print on his door.

Of course, that seems to be what has happened to Representative Jim Jordan, who is now having to answer questions about a sex scandal from 30 years ago. He was an assistant coach at Ohio State, when another coach supposedly had homosexual relations with some his players. The claim is it was molestation, but adult males cannot be molested. That’s ludicrous. Even so, the liberal media is running with it, because they are told to go after Jordan. The reason? Jordan went after Rosenstein at a hearing.

You see, Ohio State hired a law firm to investigate the matter. That law firm is named Perkins Coie, a mammoth firm with global operations. Coincidentally, they were the law firm at the heart of the phony dossier the FBI used to get secret warrants on the Trump campaign. Perkins Coie was the Hillary Clinton campaign’s firm and they hire FusionGPS to put together the fake dossier, then gave it to the FBI, the media and scoundrels like John McCain. It’s not hard to connect the dots here, with the Jordan story.

What appears to the rest of us to be corruption and lawlessness, is actually the natural functioning of gang life. It is the ultimate expression of who? whom?, in that everything revolves around who is enforcing the rules and against whom they are being applied. The first and only question anyone cares to answer is “how is this good for us?” Everything follows from that answer. The people in the DOJ and FBI are only concerned about what’s good for the gang. This is gang life. This is the gangster state.

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gebrauschund

The good(?) news is that gangs often have bouts of internecine warfare, especially when they come under pressure from outside, and lots of gangster bodies pile up.

Keepin’ my fingers crossed.

calsdad
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calsdad

The problem with gangs is you have to kill them all. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM – to eradicate the problem. Otherwise the survivors pop up like weeds again to just start the cycle over again.

Sidvic
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Sidvic

I disagree. Usually it is sufficient to kill 5% of any group to get them to settle down. Japanese 1945. Maybe the Spartans and jews were exceptions.

Ris Eruwaedhiel
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Ris Eruwaedhiel

Kill their spouses and children, too, or they will seek revenge.

Ris Eruwaedhiel
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Ris Eruwaedhiel

I would add that killing gangster’s families also serves to discourage people from joining gangs in the first place. A man may be willing to risk his own life, but not that of his wife and kids.

Da Lurker
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Da Lurker

Esp when many of them, esp spouses, as we know, were part of the operation, doing their part as attorneys, other DOJ officials, and members of the media.

Tamaqua
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Tamaqua

Comparison could be made to the dual state of Hitler’s Germany, (not so much the Soviet state, which of course had progressed much farther than the Nazi “coordination” programs by 1939), except for one glaring exception-the heart of the ground combat arms in the army, and more especially, the Marine Corps. Superficially, of course, the poz, the rot, and the virus has infected significant areas, but the elites of the Ivy League have not sent their graduates into the military since the Vietnam debacle. Notice that the deep state’s attempts to co-opt, emasculate and politicize the military are being rolled… Read more »

beau
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beau

the bad: the truth of the evil written about in the article cannot be denied.

the good: it will end at some point, as all evil does. there are signs everywhere of the impending fall and subsequent dissolution.

Hmm Juicyfruit
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Hmm Juicyfruit

With regard to the senior swamp officials, Democrat officials, alphabet agency anti-American goon officials… I’ve stopped listening to the arguments. I’ve stopped wading through the list of crimes. I’ve stopped reviewing the evidence. I’ve stopped reading the articles. There is now only one more possible meaningful news story that could be written. Only one more. And that one will be reporting the times and places of their arrests.

AntiDem
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I’ll have you know that Qanon has promised the arrests will begin any day now.

Yup… any old day now…

Hmm Juicyfruit
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Hmm Juicyfruit

Yes, any day now….. got any more bridges for sale?

Hmm Juicyfruit
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Hmm Juicyfruit

Folks – this was obviously sarcasm…

Da Lurker
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Da Lurker

Seems everybody gets that immediately. The ones who keep saying “trust the plan” have also been saying ” any day now,” since sometime last year–

– while the rest of us say maybe if you’d stop saying “It’s happening… NOW it’s really happening… no wait, not yet, but next week, THEN it’s really happening” — well, you know. Maybe we’d give it a little more credence.

Coimhlint
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I was dearly hoping that there would be a whole bunch of perp walks and firings after the IG report came out. The widespread malfeasance is obvious and egregious. So why has nothing been done? I figure either Trump does not feel strong enough at this point in time to challenge the forces of darkness, or he plans on trotting out multiple ‘October Surprises’ before the November elections to build a majority in congress and do as he pleases.

Arch Stanton
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Arch Stanton

Remember, there is at least 1 more IG report coming, I believe, on the FISA abuse, meaning Carter Page, Trump campaign, et. al.
And you’re right, why not wait until October when Team Red might need the ammo for the midterms.

Member

Yes, all true, but I’m more and more hopeful everyday that this situation is within Trump’s target site and the more careless and arrogant they get, the better the chances they will hang themselves saving taxpayers the expense of trying and incarcerating them.

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Either people begin using their votes to shut this shit down or they are going to see the arrival of a rival gang. Simple as that.

Hmm Juicyfruit
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Hmm Juicyfruit

The more the senior Leftist crime spree sails on the more when the whole shit house comes down it better be something like the Titanic “incident”… they better be feeling the shock waves in Tuvalu

3g4me
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3g4me

You truly believe we can still “vote our way out of this”? Seriously? And lest you’ve forgotten, it’s who counts the votes that matters. Recall when Soros focused on electing state attorneys general? Besides, while Congress is rotten, “MY” conressman/senator/rep is a good guy . . . says every last damned normie.

Rev.Hoagie
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Rev.Hoagie

You can believe that all across America democrat operatives are busy figuring ways to stuff every ballot box. They’re gonna try and steal this election and declare a “mandate” to impeach Trump and take over.

De Beers Diamonds
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De Beers Diamonds

Antifa won’t be charged for rioting. But you can guarantee that the civil suits against the CVille people will go to trial, a jury is 50-50.

We need to get economic self-determination, and it won’t be easy. If we could not be fired for our views, we would no longer need anonymity and would be considerably more powerful.

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There is no voting yourself out of an oligarchical tyranny. History does not provide such an example.

BillH
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BillH

Mr. Z, I’d feel better if I could make myself believe you’re hallucinating, but I can’t.

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James LePore

I’ve read that the Porter Wright firm was hired by the Ohio AG to “oversee” the investigation. I don’t know how Perkins Coie got involved but they somehow did. I thought they represented Saboto, a scumbag who is supposedly one of the molestees., but I could be wrong. Perkins Coie is the firm hired by Hilary to produce the Steele dossier. Thier credibility is non-existent. Their involvement is a stroke of luck for Jordan.

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Today it’s Russia vs Croatia. We are pulling for Russia to win it all. For many reasons. Even over Sweden (out) or England…especially over England. Watch today on Fox, 2PM ET. Try to remain conscious during this crushingly boring sport. Root as directed. Dismissed.

Tumbleweed
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Not going to look it up but pretty certain David Bois of Perkins Coie also represented Gore in Bush v Gore

jim
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So the question is, does Peter Strozk have a security detail????

3g4me
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3g4me

I’m waiting until I read of various political executions by “unknown assailants” who I can assume to be hard right or military shooters before I’ll believe we’re in for anything other than continued obliteration.

Ris Eruwaedhiel
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Ris Eruwaedhiel

3g4me – Unfortunately, it might come to vigilante justice. Vigilantism occurs when the authorities can’t or won’t administer proper justice.

Zeroth Tollrants
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Zeroth Tollrants

No. IF there is any real sea change of “swamp cleaning,” in the near future, (which I’ve NEVER thought would happen), it will be in the form of “accidents,” and “suicides.” Or, maybe another Seth Rich mystery robbery where the body isn’t robbed, for some inexplicable reason. There won’t be a mass firing or any top dogs getting hit with real charges. The Republicans don’t have the stomach for it, if it were even a viable idea. The reason the left is so blatantly arrogant, from Maxine Waters to the retarded, middle class, LARPing Antifa, is because they know they… Read more »

Ris Eruwaedhiel
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Ris Eruwaedhiel

Jim – To protect Peter Strozk from one of Hillary Clinton’s goons?

He wasn’t fired, but was escorted from the FBI building. The speculation is that he is on administrative leave, but still employed by the FBI

Dutch
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Dutch

Trump has to know all of this, and is likely stringing things along, as long as his support continues to broaden and deepen. Waiting to pull the trigger at the time of his choosing. He may also see all of these DC intrigues as noise, as his real mission appears to be taking nukes out of the hands of crazies. The 4/8/84 NYT backgrounder is instructive here. Finally, Trump will be the Elvis of politics, and applause and toasts will follow him wherever he goes, for the rest of his life. The DC gangsters cannot take that away from him.

De Beers Diamonds
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De Beers Diamonds

He’s done if the GOP loses the House. This years midterms are in effect the first parliamentary style election in US history. The GOP needs to match the Dems for intensity by going hard against the invasion from the southern border and threats of impeachment. But they are still a converged party dominated by the Koch Bros and fellow oligarchs.

Rod1963
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He’s taken no nukes from anyone including the NORKS, who look more and more to have taken him for a ride. He’s done nothing on the border unless he’s forced to. His NG call up was a joke. He refuses to order the DoD to build the wall,. He got elected on that. He let Ryan and McConnell two major anti-Trumpers screw him on border security. Especially McConnell who was protecting Senate Dems by keeping a lot of bills from coming to a vote that would put them in a bad light. Right now he’s betting that GOP being near… Read more »

George Elwit
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George Elwit

Of course, another analogy is religion. Many dissident right guys (including you, I believe), as well as traditional thinkers, have rightly claimed a strong similarity between leftism and religion. In particular, (1) insistence on doctrine over reality, and an attempt to ruthlessly suppress any facts, and/or people who assert facts, which contradict doctrine. And (2), punishments which are more consistent with religious punishment for heresy (banishment from the community, career death, long prison sentences for “mere speech”) than for mere secular “crimes.” This is where I recall one of your signature phrases, “hurled into the void.” (That should be the… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

DC gangsterism is akin to a religion, and the Islamic religion has significant elements of gangsterism. Both also share important elements of being a cult. On one of those “new math” circle diagrams, the two circles lie almost totally on top of each other.

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Elwit: “Therefore I posit this name for our enemy: the TLR, the Totalitarian Left-wing Religion. Why are all these guys helping each other all the time, breaking countless laws along the way? Because they’re all in the TLR. They’re helping their co-religionists. They adhere to a “higher” law and are fighting an infidel, which justifies any means necessary.” It’s useful to keep hammering the above criticism of the enemy. While planning to reach that lofty position for ourselves one day, with all its attendant vice. The conceit that the Dissident Right is free of ideology or Leftist religiomania is partly… Read more »

Zeroth Tollrants
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Zeroth Tollrants

The “TLR” sounds like what you’d expect to get if you combined Scientology with Amway.
*shudders*

3g4me
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3g4me

You’ve been on an excellent tear, Z man. I’ve been reading all you’ve written to my husband and forwarding it to my older son. No one with a shred of honesty could contest a single word you’ve written. It’s anarcho-tyranny all down the line. There’s no doubt in my mind, however, that TruCons, cuckservatives, libertardians, and their assorted ilk will refuse to accept that this is a fight to the death until the knives are at their throats . . . at which point they’ll squeal “We’re not evil notsee racycissts, honest we’re not!”

De Beers Diamonds
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De Beers Diamonds

Most people just want to do what they are told and get on with their lives. They don’t want trouble-making dissidents making them and others upset. Unless the elite is replaced, the people will continue towards decadence. Ask your average Trump voter who is casually interested in politics if he should cancel his cable. Add on that Fox News isn’t conservative at all, Tucker excepted. Usual reaction I get is agitation at why every thing has to be “politicized” and how buying HBO somehow isn’t support of Bill Maher. Colin Kapernick sacrificed something tangible to promote his far-left views, most… Read more »

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De Beers. It’s not a good idea to advise conservative normies to tune-out, or cancel their cable. Because 1) They need to continue to witness what pisses them off, and how radical and degenerate the Left has gotten. TV is their window into this. 2) Fox can be useful. 3) Telling normie-con to cut the cable is telling him to spend more quality time with his wife. No one wants this. Stop annoying normie with your fuddy duddy notions. You’re pushing him away from us.

De Beers Diamonds
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De Beers Diamonds

Disagree, the media is controlled entirely by our enemies. Agree on my lack of tact. Boomercons supporting the dead tree media and cable out of habit is sustaining otherwise unprofitable businesses. I’ve never known anyone to have become more Rightist because of Fox, I do know several that expressed annoyance with the leftist tilt of ESPN that were uninterested in politics.

Rod1963
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Rod1963

Outside of Carlson and Dobbs the rest of the Fox talking heads are busy convincing people it’s still 1985.They are not honest in the least. Sometimes Laura Ingraham says something truthful but it will go over normie heads unless they are already red pilled.

Fox News is there to keep normies on the reservation that is all. Most of their shows have on a endless stream of globalists and cheap labor conservatives and paid whores from the “think tanks”.

Normies watching fox will never get red pilled if that’s all they do.

Zeroth Tollrants
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Zeroth Tollrants

Fox News acts in the same way as National Review, The WSJ, and the various members of The DORK Web, such as Dr. Jordy P and Lil’ Benny Shapiro-as gatekeepers.
This far, no further.
You must engage within (((our))) Overton Window of acceptable discourse, or be ‘cast into the void.’
And you don’t want THAT, do you, Goyim Prole?

Sidvic
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Sidvic

I agree. I’ve been amazed about how incisive the Ol’ Zman has been recently. I’m starting to feel genuinely guilty for getting the content for free. I’m also getting curious as hell to know who the zman is, his background, ex-prof? eccentric? of course i would never ask because don’t want to come across as a federallie. Can tell you i have begun to consider attending amrem, Notwithstanding that it is dangerous for me:(

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

I never want to know the Zman’s personal details, ever.

Wait, wait, I got it- he’s an English teacher!

calsdad
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calsdad

Not for nothing but: 1) A number of the founders of this country warned against political parties. They may have been living in fantasy land – but they recognized the fact that political parties operated as gangs and would corrupt the political process of what they envisioned as a REPUBLIC with democratically elected representation (and it should be said: some strict rules on WHO got to vote) 2) You bitch about libertarians – but the strain of libertarianism that you’d find over at LewRockwell.com – has been saying pretty much this same thing for something like 20 years now. Any… Read more »

Din C. Nuffin
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Din C. Nuffin

IMHO, the most insightful post since I’ve been following you. Keep up the good work!

Haxo Angmark
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Soros funds antifa.

Trump’s son-in-law, (((Kushner))),

is in big Wall Street business with (((Soros))).

Since Trump got into the WH,

the DC swamp has deepened and putrified.

Tully
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Tully

Give it a rest, dude. NO ONE, across multiple blogs, is buying what you’re selling.

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

A good way to have sane people write you off as a conspiracy hunting nutjob is to put triple parentheses around somebody’s name.

Red=prisoner?
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Red=prisoner?

Haven’t read all comments yet, this may have been mentioned, but does anyone remember that affair back in the 80s where, I think it was, the FBI investigated the heck out of this CIA man for espionage for the soviets. They had gone to ridic lengths like mapping out all the “drop points” along his jogging route, total surveillance for decades and then the true culprit turned out to be someone within the FBI? They even gave the guy multiple lie detector tests and when he passed them, they claimed it proved that he was an “ice man,” I suppose… Read more »

Red=prisoner?
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Red=prisoner?

Brian Kelley was the cia agent wrongly investigated and even suspended for a year without pay. There was a 60 minutes show about it. Hanssen was the fbi spy’s name. There were others; It appears the fbi was riddled with soviet spies in those days.

Red=prisoner?
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Red=prisoner?

Suspended with pay

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The 800 pound gorilla NOT in the room is Jeff Sessions.

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

That jug eared weasel has recused himself from every function and duty of his office.

Da Lurker
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Da Lurker

I had lost it before, but I TOTALLY lost it when RR got to “redact” the IG report we had been assured was going to “start the indictments flowing,” etc. If Sessions is still AG (which is highly questionable), why is RR redacting when that had nothing to do with RussiaRussiaRussia ™, but with Hill’s emails and server??

I figured then that JS had recused himself from the job. Oh, like a boutique law firm, he’ll still prosecute a case or two that esp interests him, but for the main part, RR is now the man.

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Regarding the Lacy MacAuley link. Part of what’s so infuriating about the situation is that the guy feels the need to deny that he is Alt-Right and that he has associated with Richard Spencer. There is nothing either illegal or immoral about being Alt-Right or associating with Richard Spencer. That is not cause for suspension. So not only are MacAuley’s allegations false, what she allegates is nothing someone should be ashamed of, nor suspended for. “I am a dedicated public servant,” Goldman says. Geez, guy. Talk about things that should embarrass you! In this government, “public servant” isn’t a badge… Read more »

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So many conservatives and alt light who think that virtue signalling that they aren’t alt right or Nazis can’t allow themselves to understand that they are on the enemy list to be destroyed merely because they aren’t on the left.

Glenfilthie
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Glenfilthie

Power corrupts.

Wolf Barney
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Wolf Barney

Absolutely!

PapayaSF
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PapayaSF

No doubt I’m in the minority here (and everywhere), but I am more optimistic. I think Trump has been planning this for years, and in fact has it planned out like a reality show. Much of the sturm und drang we see is strategic deception. Trump and Sessions know Spygate is a huge scandal and must be handled carefully. They probably could have indicted everyone from Obama on down last year, but it would have looked like vindictive partisan politics. Instead they are getting their legal ducks carefully in a row, keeping the scandal alive with periodic releases of new… Read more »

A.B Prosper
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A.B Prosper

The US has always been configured as a corrupt oligarchy since day one and a society of traitors to their lawful king as the Founding Fathers (including my ancestors were) , whether justified or not and colonized by the flotsam and jetsam of Europe is naturally going to crooked. In the past though there was much less to steal as the Feds didn’t do anything. You can blame technology for that, as automation and AI increases the State will get more and more bloated just so workers whose work is increasingly less valued have something to spend to keep it… Read more »

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Off subject general welfare. > I reckon that it is good practice to be on good personal terms with our friends on the reality side of the civil war. We probably all have a list of favourite blogs, we respond to articles but remain impersonal. For instance, if the Zman went awol most of us here would certainly notice Now, Remus, Uncle Remus, Appalachian icon and columnist says at his site the Woodpile report that he has struck a tough patch This means he may have some health issue I have sent him a letter at remus@woodpilereport.com Sending good wishes.… Read more »

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I didn’t see Remus’ Report on his “,rough patch” link?

SkepticalCynical
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SkepticalCynical

The government, and specifically the security agencies, is the biggest baddest gang in town, by definition. You shouldn’t be surprised that they act like it, even if they rarely do so in public view.

Maybe a better question, pace Moldbug, it is why our government is rapidly devolving from a “stationary bandit” (one who diligently protects, educates and grows its productive population so that it can farm lots of taxes from them) into a “roving bandit” intent on strip mining that population as quickly as possible.

Paul Bonneau
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This brings up another question: Was there ever a state that was not a gangster state, at least for some reasonable period of time? Seems to me you are describing ruling class behavior that is ubiquitous – with any exceptions to the rule, not lasting very long. Mencken recognized it:

“People do not expect to find chastity in a whorehouse. Why, then, do they expect to find honesty and humanity in government, a congeries of institutions whose modus operandi consists of lying, cheating, stealing, and if need be, murdering those who resist?”