Recursive Grifting

Last weekend was C-PAC, the annual convention for the Professional Right™ to show off their new wares for the coming year. In theory, it is a gathering of grassroots activists, conservative politicians and conservative media to socialize, network and strategize about how to defeat the Left. This was true in the early days, but somewhere in the 1990’s it became a trade show for Conservative Inc. The people living off politics and the people who hope to live off politics, use it as a way to network and showcase their talents.

Just as Conservative Inc. has become a grotesque mockery of itself, C-PAC is something closer to a clown show rather than a real political event. The organizers have given up pretending to be conservative. Instead they are going for something like an awards show. They actually invited a clown this year. It’s proof that the Official Right™ is now Trump’s world, which is a blend of reality TV and professional wrestling. There’s lots of drama, all of it choreographed, but in the end,, nothing actually happens. It’s just a show.

It’s tempting to get down about this, but the frivolousness of Official Conservatism™ is probably good news. An important part of developing an authentic alternative to the prevailing orthodoxy is discrediting the Potemkin version. There’s also the pure entertainment value in seeing our adversaries beclown themselves. C-PAC invited Prog and Antifa media into cover this circus and the results were predictable. The lefty media ran to their hives and bleeped all over their “friends on the respectable right.”

It would take a heart of stone not to laugh at seeing a grifter like Oliver Darcy tell his fellow left-wing grifters about his time with the so-called conservative grifters. We have shameless grifters calling out other shameless grifters, as part of their grift. Of course, the grifters being called out will return the favor, as part of their grift. It’s a magnificent display of recursive grifting.  Perhaps grifter space-time is folding in on itself. We are about to see the grifter-verse collapse in on itself and form the prophesied grifter singularity.

While it is hilarious to write the word “grifter” that many times in a single paragraph, there is a very serious issue here. If a bunch of left-wing grifters are in the same room as a bunch of right-wing grifters, there is a the chance for a grifter paradox. This is when the two sides of the grifter-verse agree with one another. Scientists are not entirely sure what happens at that point. Some speculate it opens the gates of Hell, while others fear it will open a worm hole to the home dimension of the grifter, unleashing even more grifters.

The whole thing was not just a puppy-pile of political pornography. A few dissidents managed to suit-up in their EPA-approved hazmat attire and get inside to report back to the rest of us. There are people on our side who want to throw people like Loomer, Goldy and Fuentes into the same pile as the rest of the media whores, but there is an important difference. People who are good at getting attention and willing to do what it takes to get your attention are useful to the dissident effort to discredit Conservative Inc.

That’s what our side needs to get better at understanding. There is a difference between the tool and the man who wields the tool. It is a poor craftsman who blames his tools and it is a poor political movement that blames its media savvy people. The trouble with Conservative Inc. is not that it is good at media whoring. The trouble is that’s all they are now, media whores. They have not had a new insight since the 80’s. Our side is teeming with new ideas of varying quality. We need to get better at selling them.

Young people like Fuentes and Goldy also do a better job of connecting with the young audience. Young people like the ad hoc YouTube videos and live streams. The sorts of young people signing up for Young Americans for Freedom, the main group behind C-PAC, are the sorts of soulless careerists, who only appeal to aging Boomers. They are the sorts of young people old people admire. Having some edgy, grifty people of our own to real in new eyeballs from the younger generation is a worthwhile trade at this point.

That said, one of the unique challenges any dissident movement faces in the mass media age is keeping itself from becoming a feeding trough for media grifters. The Tea Party is a great example of a genuine grassroots effort that was swamped by an army of media whores and political con-men. Like a plague of locusts unleashed from Washington, these people chewed through the movement, leaving nothing but stalks. The great challenge is in defending against that, while not ghettoizing the movement in self-defense.

It’s why watching how legacy operations like CPAC operate and how dissidents nibble away at them is useful. It’s always tempting to turn away in disgust, but these sorts of events can be put to use in red-pilling the civic nationalist in your life. The over the top grifting on display is another opportunity to make contrasts between an authentic alternative and the Potemkin one called conservatism. Maybe we get lucky and see that grifter singularity and it takes the whole lot of them into the void.

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Larkin Lover
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Larkin Lover

Do you live in New Orleans? Me too!

Federalist
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Where yat?
New Orleans native. Still live in south Louisiana. Probably revealing too much but I guess the NSA already knows. I’m just not worthy of a drone strike.

Larkin Lover
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Burdette uptown

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Having some edgy, grifty people of our own to real in new eyeballs from the younger generation is a worthwhile trade at this point.

Yes, but how edgy are they and how much closer are they to being posers? Could they go to a club and throw down? Can they start a strange conversation with a foreign girl unfamiliar to them? The whole conservative movement needs a massive infusion from alt-right ranks that never thought of politics, that never approached a girl sexually and made… Click Here to CONTINUE

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I remember your observation about past events there where everyone drives to the hoop trying to get their photo taken with the two black conservatives. Has it morphed into photo ops with trannycons now? Or just the sad shot with a CNN reporter.

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Trannycons, LMAO so true. Well said

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Those are a thing. That class of older late-life transsexual that tends to be politically conservative. I maintain that it’s utter foolishness to allow the mentally ill to represent your cause — they’ll embarrass you sooner or later — but nobody listens to me.

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I listen, Vizzini and I agree.

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A lot of our writing focuses on the Kalergists, who deploy “inclusion” as a cynical and genocidal political strategy.

But locally, a lot of normie MAGAists really believe in it, and have an honest desire to bring all the races, and all the freaks, under one big happy American tent.

Unfortunately, their good-heartedness and naivete are killing our civilization. We have a lot of red-pilling to do, to make them see that it can’t work, and won’t work.

It sounds hard, but remember, we only have to get them to understand things that their grandfathers believed just through first-hand knowledge and common sense.

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The Donald Sub-Reddit is paradoxical in this way . Half the time its as red pilled as the most Dissident Right website , the rest of the time its civic nationalist enough to make an episode of NCIS sound like it was written by Ultras I would suggest that the one area where some efforts can be made with both sides and even a few on the Left is illegal immigration and to a smaller degree legal immigration. Getting past the cheap labor crowds stranglehold won’t be easy but if Dissidents want to bother talking to Establishment while they build… Read more »

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If they haven’t they will. Conservative Inc goes out of it’s way to show people how progressive and open minded they are by embracing every minority and sexual degenerate that comes along.

And that’s why they are not conservatives but are progressives in drag.

they really don’t oppose anything

Wolf Barney
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One of my friends, who is wildly pro-Trump, was extremely upset about CPAC this year. She’s been a huge fan of Rush, Hannity, Charlie Kirk, and Candace Owens, and all the conservatives on Trump’s side. She’s mentioned that she’d love to attend CPAC a few times. “Boomer Conservative” would be a good description. Also, in her own words, “she loves Laura Loomer”, and has recently become aware of Goldy and Fuentes. The treatment of Loomer, Goldy and Fuentes, along with the invitations for Van Jones and Oliver Darcy were a real eye-opener for her.

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The Van Jones invitation should be a watershed moment. How can even semi clueful people pretend that CPAC isn’t a scam?

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Good essay,one of your better posts. The Dissident Right, if it has to succeed has to learn to surreptitiously infiltrate and co-opt events like CPAC. You cannot create alternate platforms, you have run out of time. The best way is to co-opt existing cuckservative platforms. Like it or not, CPAC still commands a wide audience. The infiltration has to be done slowly, one radical idea at a time.

Wolf Barney
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Michelle Malkin certainly shook things up by delivering a scorching speech throwing Conservative Inc. under the bus.

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Malkin made the unpardonable mistake of not taking on the part of an oppressed minority, while at the same time she embraced the concept of protecting the Historic American Nation. Conservative Inc.© doesn’t like that sort of thing. They desperately seek lefty street cred.

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“Build Israel Great Again”. Fuentes and Goldy can’t get credentialed but antifa does. Malkin’s speech has been 86ed and she won’t be invited back. And all the rest of it. Another step or two into the grifterverse and they’ll make themselves an easy target to simply walk into and take over or walk into and destroy.

Larkin Lover
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Larkin Lover

Build Israel Great Again”

Was that real? Is that satire? The syntax doesn’t make sense. So retarded

Yves Vannes
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There were MAGA like hats all over CPAC with that on the hats. Red Elephants has video

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I think it’s satire. The tropes are “make America great again.” And “build the wall!” But somehow Israel is wedged in there garbling everything up. It’s a joke on the realization of trumps platform.

Yves Vannes
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If it’s a joke, the joke was neutered by the reality of the event: they had 3 breakaways about our greatest ally.

Nathan
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I hope Trump’s embarrassing performance (“I didn’t realize we would need so many new workers”) puts the nail in the coffin of /ourguys/ making excuses for the Orange fraud. (They keep coming back.) I wish we could police these people away from us. Conservatism, Inc. so far has been more interested in destroying us rather than co-opting. The Tea Baggers were a lot easier to deal with since they were just asking for the same crap Republicans always promise (but rarely deliver). I don’t see the GOPe turning younger people who are closed borders, non-interventionist, and critical of tribal influence… Read more »

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You aren’t conflating Tea Partiers with Tea Baggers are you? Tea Baggers are homosexuals that participate in an unnatural abhorrent sex act. Tea Partiers wish to be free from punitive taxation at every level. Unless of course you disdain Tea Partiers. No offense meant. Just asking.

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It was a thing during the Tea Party days and was meant to be insulting by people that weren’t half as clever as they thought they were.

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I know. I was curious if Nathan has something against the Tea Party folks. It was a descriptive Anderson Cooper was fond of. No doubt one of his favorite pastimes.

Nathan
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The Tea Party were well-meaning people who had no idea the Leviathan they were up against. They also lacked good leaders and were stuck in the boomercon mindset that Conservatism, Inc. has perfected the co-opting of. Obamacare may be a disaster, but that’s hardly the biggest problem we face, now or then. The one time I visited Sodom-on-the-Potomac it was when the boomer buses dropped off Tea Party protestors against the Affordable Care Act when the SCROTUS was considering the case. It was about as cringy as CCuk. I use “Tea Bagger” more to mock the fecklessness of the movement… Read more »

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The dissident right is an eclectic bunch of misfits, but the core principle is race realism, not taxes. I would gladly exchange the economics of parasitic global-corporatism for a national-socialist government if it is led by competent White Men who are willing to put legacy Americans first. Under the mass immigration policies of the Trump regime, the future of the US Government will have a President named Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and a congress and senate full of her clones. That’s not an exaggeration, you’re just taking the scenic rout while pretending to not notice. If taxes are your only concern, then… Read more »

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Race realism is the brass ring on the global merry go round. Unless we stop immigration dead in its tracks our slide down the teflon tubes will be far sooner than we like. A Culture of predominately dissident right individuals will not need to worry about punitive progressive taxation. They will not allow it. It is hard for me not to think that all things point to an ethno state. I believe however that may very well be the case. Feckless leadership has ruined more than the Tea Party. We will get more of what we tolerate. We have work… Read more »

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Once again, Trump is doing the right thing by throwing the code monkeys and science cucks under the bus. Why should he spend political capital to help a demographic that is irreconcilably hostile to him and his base? Every white science dweeb and white code monkey I see is an arrogant virtue signaling shitlib. Training their H1B replacement will give them a much needed dose of reality and humility. The 2000’s resulted in a large number of lolbertarian white code monkeys being redpilled. Time for the lesson again.

Mcleod
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That bunch thinks that virtue signaling will get them laid. Pegged maybe, but not laid.

Rod1963
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Sadly you’re right too many of science types and code monkeys lean Lefty in a bad way. When looking at pictures of Googles and Facebooks white male employees, they look like Buzzfeeds low Testosterone Soyboys. I lost all respect for them when the tech literati of Silicon Valley and MIT/Cal Tech bent over backwards praising “Clockboy’s” Einstein level genius for dismantling a old RadioShack clock. He was just a nasty Muslim boy trying to scare his teacher with a fake clock bomb. And instead people like the head of MIT astrophysics department labeled him a genius. They were so ready… Read more »

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There is a constituency up for grabs out there. Own kids have become astonishingly red-pilled the last couple of years-without a lot of prompting. Amazed to find out the largest single student club in the local high school are the….Young Republicans. This is deep behind enemy lines, mind you. Doesn’t mean they won’t fall on the grifters side of the fence. But they are in play.

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Remember the Covington kids were wearing red MAGA caps.

A friend and I were talking one day. We both agreed that during our high school days our friends and classmates rarely ever talked politics. Even during the 1996 presidential election which occurred when we were in HS politics was rarely discussed outside of Social Studies class. My friend is a high school teacher though and he reports that kids in high school nowadays often talk, and argue politics.

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I can second this. White kids are noticing that every other group gets to be proud of who they are except yours truly. They’re noticing that they they’re called racist for no reason.

White kids are brain-washed daily, but what you see in real life has 100 times the impact of some TV show. And once you notice one thing, the whole narrative starts to unravel.

Becoming a minority has a way of waking you up. Boomers can afford to ignore reality, European American teenagers can’t.

Bob
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When I lived around San Fran a couple years ago, the white teenagers I knew were well aware that minorities hated them and that feminism was cancer. The adults were clueless, but those kids were a bright, white pill.

Sal Paradise
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Citizen of a Silly Country, your comments are always top-notch.

DLS
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My kids are 16 and 18. They see the vibrancy bussed into to their white suburban high school. I came through the Derbyshire portal of race realism, but man, they flew right past me into full on racist mode. I have to remind them to treat everyone they meet as an individual, but they are too pissed to allow for such courtesies.

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My kids, now in their 20s, were carefully sheltered, by us, their parents, from vibrancy in the schools and the neighborhood. We white flighted, years ago, away from the corrosive vibrancy. Now they have an unrealistic Kumbaya view of humanity. I am not so sure we did them any favors. Sometimes, exposure to the disease builds up the immunity.

DLS
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Dutch, you did the right thing, and it’s their choice now. I think you’re right about the exposure theory. That would explain why southern whites are realists, and whites from lily white states are naive virtue signalers.

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The lefties seem to be intent on accelerating this. Just last night there was a report on the Evening News about some high school kids in Newport Beach CA making a swastika out of drinking cups (some sort of drinking game apparently) – and then doing the stiff arm salute. Just like the Jessie Smellit story – this is probably going to become the latest leftist cause outrage celebre. I was laughing when I saw the report because the first thing that popped into my mind was that the lefties can’t seem to figure out what the kids are screwing… Read more »

oughtsix
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“…they are too pissed to allow for such courtesies.”

Good. That’s what it’ll take. They have no time for such courtesies either, if they are to survive and thrive.

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There’s a very sharp divide in Gen-Z. If they’re not Nick Fuentes style red-pilled Covington youth, they are hardcore (and I mean hardcore) progressive, insane left. Not much of a middle ground anymore, if there ever was one.

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The dissident right’s end game is the prize. We need to keep our eyes on it. Grifters to the left of me grifters to the right of me. Half a league half a league half a league onward. They smell like it the look like it and I’m sure they taste like it. They can call it what they want, I call it messin with the kid. Blank CPAC and the horse they road in on. There is something to be said for tea party thinking. It is relevant still. To see the likes of Dick Armey trying to take… Read more »

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Z: “There’s also the pure entertainment value in seeing our adversaries beclown themselves.” The word “clown” is used far too much lately. But “beclown” shows extra effort and is downright awesome.

the Russians
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they walk around in a field of rakes…in clown shoes…and it’s funny

Drake
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Drake

“when the two sides of the grifter-verse agree with one another…”

They typically agree that I need to give them more money.

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Z … FFS: what do you expect Trump to do? Over 50% of Americans are against him. Our side needs to understand the process better too. You don’t get elected and then just walk over 50% of the nation and sweep them aside as if they are nothing. Those guys have been running the country through shills and grifters since the 60’s and maybe even longer. Trump has gotten the ball rolling and that by itself is a massive achievement. Typically in the past Lefty has insulted conservatives with gay abandon and then scolded them if they dared say anything… Read more »

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Pretty much my two cents as well. I understand the impatience among the group here, but the subtle calls for an ideological “purge” within the movement seem both premature and unwise.

DeBeers Diamonds
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Rogeru
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As an individualist, Peterson’s thoughts and observations on society are worthless since he only recognises the individual. His being thrown into prominence should be a clue to how “safe” his views are to the keepers of the status quo. Nothing he’s done since switching to the black suit and t shirt uniform is any good.

Compsci
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Really. You’ve seen his classroom lectures on IQ and it’s relationship to human ability? That has no meaning in the context of today’s obsessive fixation on diversity as a good in and of itself? You think that students will not come to the conclusion when they experience failure of such diversity that there is a relationship to IQ?

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Oh please, that’s a steaming pile. Peterson has stated repeatedly he has to be very careful what he says or it’s curtains for him. He and guys like Tucker Carlson and Lou Dobbs have gone as far as they can in the mainstream. Go any farther and they end up black listed and become a non-entity like Sailer or the VDare crowd. Much of his advice for young men is spot on. It better than getting them black pilled and wanting to slit their throat or waste their time being playing militia warrior. N Look our young white men need… Read more »

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I can see the criticisms made here, but do not share the concerns. Again, there is little in the referenced presentation outlining the good in the Jordan Peterson phenomena —only the bad—which is basically a one sided presentation and pretty much decries his emphasis on individual accountability vs white group identity. In short, he is not racially, consciously pure enough for the “movement”—with a touch of globalist conspiracy behind the scenes manipulation tossed in for good measure.

Bob
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Trump has been winning with judges because there is a Federalist Society that knows what its members believe and polices its ranks. He, and we, need a similar organization for the bureaucracy. The Left knows sociologists and masters of public administration can’t get there without being policed by the Left, so they’ll confidently fill their staff with such. If we could get our ideas straight, or at least good enough to create shibboleths, we could create a bureaucratic/administrative society that the next Trump can draw from to get work done. The Left uses theirs to walk over 50% of the… Read more »

Dutch
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Bob, the bureaucracy needs to be largely cashiered. They are against us from the start, because featherbedding and lack of accountability are their stock in trade, and they will always go Left, as a group.

Bob
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Bob

I think we need bureaucrats in order to kill bureaucrats.

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I frankly am not certain what “our shibboleths” are, and this uncertainty correlates well with the decades-long failure of the USA’s “conservatism” to conserve much of anything.

My impression is that race-realism, free-enterprise capitalism and Christian morality are each embraced by a distinct minority of the electorate. As the Democrats increasingly embrace the politics of white-guilt-colored-virtue, race realism may be the one shibboleth we can successfully promote, but actually selling that position to the electorate is tricky.

Unfortunately, the “dog whistle” may be the best we can do….

Bob
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Bob

A foundation of Leftism is equality. If we deny that, race-realism follows, maybe.
“Equal men are not free. Free men are not equal.” might be a good slogan that whistles about racism. It doesn’t scare normies, but it might be a poison pill for Leftists.

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DLS

Good post. If nothing else, Trump has shown that the media can throw everything in it’s racism basket at a politician, and the voting patterns of the brown people will not move much. That fear has cowered republicans for decades.

TomA
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When a proton and anti-proton collide you get annihilation, so perhaps there is yet hope for a similar end result with the media whore grifters on both sides of the divide. Don’t be too hard on Trump, he’s playing the hand he’s been dealt. Half of the Republican establishment in DC is seriously trying to kill him and he’s openly mocking them as girly-men. Hillary has more balls than the eunuchs in the entire R senate caucus.

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TomA: “Don’t be too hard on Trump…” Nah, it’s high time to be too hard on Trump. His “I didn’t realize we would need so many new workers” was so faggoty ass faggot that I’m tossing my Trump coins in the river.

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DeBeers Diamonds

Assuming that Trump doesn’t face a primary challenger, it would be worthwhile to vote in the Dem Primary for either Gabbard or Andrew Yang if they are still active at the time the primary calendar gets to your state.

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Range Front Fault

Where is.. ahhh…there’s my black pill.. come to Mama. A tish of cognac and down the hatch.. gulp. On to reality. As for Trump, this is all we get. Look, he can stand on his head and spit wooden nickels to the tune of clapping fur seals…this is it. This is all we have currently as a spanner to jam in the ore cart wheels to marginally slow it down. I was once heard to say I would vote for a wall-eyed peg-legged gay Asian Kikuyu clam named Carl LaFong if he-it-she would slow down the decline. I’ m not… Read more »

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This is pretty much on-point for me. All this rear echelon field marshalling is way too late. Trump is, indeed, “all we get,” and we only get that because the uniparty underestimated the power and reach of the new media. Trump, deeply flawed though he is, represents the limits of what was possible at this very late stage of the decomposition of our culture. The road has been long. Pick your start point: the WBTS, or the Whiskey Rebellion, for that matter, or 1913, or most of the amendments past the Bill of Rights – it doesn’t really matter. The… Read more »

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Pffft, shame the maga crowd strokes the guy’s nuts whenever he farts. If said nuts had been in a vice instead of a massaging hand thing would be different today. “Don’t be hard on Trump”, fuck that shit. Trump goes out of the way to fuck himself. Listen to any given FTN since, and including, the infamous black pill episode to get innumerable examples. You used the “dealt card” metaphor. Except, for Orange Man, he was given a straight flush, had a few aces up the sleeve, and x-ray glasses to boot and he still presidents like a shit-sucking retard.… Read more »

Rogeru
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“surrounds himself with shit-sucking retards ”
I think that might be his biggest error.

TomA
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Like all living things, a nation’s power correlates strongly with energy output, and Trump has deregulated the energy industry such that we are now back on top of that pyramid. He also replaced NAFTA with new agreements that favor the US again, and China is about to knuckle under the same way. And he did both of those things without warfare. The MSM is now regarded almost universally as fake news. That was Trump’s doing. Last but not least, almost everyone in DC hates his guts. You cannot get a higher endorsement than that. Is he perfect? No. But no… Read more »

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Same song and dance as your last anti-Trump posting. Lots of sound and fury, but little direction to take to correct matters. When you have a better alternative to Trump, I’m all ears. Until then I can only conclude you prefer the sweet duplicitous lies of prior politicians to a crude loud mouth who at least attempts to keep some of his promises.

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Trump is his own worst enemy. He surrounds himself with globalist banksters, neo-cons and Bush RINOS. The border is a disaster because Trump listened to these people from day one. He had two years to fix it and did nothing. He let Ryan and McConnell play him like a fiddle. He talked tough on the border and always backed down afterwards. Big bluffer. He didn’t even need to do the Nation Emergency on the border. He could have simply taken the funds and ordered the wall built. By going the way he did, the wall will never get built. SCOTUS… Read more »

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BadThinker

IMHO, Glenn Beck did more damage to the Tea Party than anybody. Talk about serious grift.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Talk about a walking, talking DSM-V.

Bob
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Bob

He honestly reflects the beliefs of the Tea Partiers I know. He isn’t helping, but he rode a wave that was already there.

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That may be true, but you also have to keep in mind that for years, he was the closest thing to an actual right wing commentator allowed on the airwaves. Whatever his failings, he definitely went out on a limb with respect to the times.

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Calsdad

Glenn Beck is a complete and total tool.

I followed the Ron Paul campaign pretty closely when he made his run for President. Whenever Paul was down – Beck would talk him up. As soon as he had a good poll or a good showing in a primary – Beck would be talking him down and sticking a knife in his back.

And yet I still had plenty of “conservative” friends who thought Beck was the greatest thing ever. They just never caught onto to his flip flopping.

Gravity Denier
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CPAC is a job fair for establishment conservatives. They do the old mating dances — the Market Forces Waltz and the Democrats are the Real Racists Two-Step — with one another, hoping to catch a ride on some breeze to the right. It’s easy to make fun of CPAC, but such events do serve a purpose for any movement. They allow participants to get to know each other one-on-one, not just from positions declared and media products. A lot of Trump’s failure is down to his inability to assemble an effective team, and as a result he finds himself marooned… Read more »

Vegetius
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Vegetius

Malkin is on to something: McCain’s Ghost should be invoked at every opportunity (Amnesty, Israel) and mocked in ruthless bronze age manner. Maybe this is one altar we can topple before they get it built.

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Doppelbadger

Sure, Trump cucked, but his 2016 style is the way forward. Ruthless, unapologetic mockery.

People like it, and it works. It’s the winners’ style.

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It exudes self-confidence, and that is what voters respond to.

Wolf Barney
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Wolf Barney

Vince at Red Elephants attended CPAC, and followed up with a good report, calling it a “Cringefest.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niJ_KubjItk Our side needs more attending these kinds of events. Vince got a chance to speak to Ted Cruz, and expressed his concern with Big Tech Censorship. Cruz told him there will be a hearing about it later this month, and gave Vince some contact information. That’s one example of good things that can happen at these kinds of events. This year’s CPAC should be a call to outnumber and overwhelm the Israel-First crowd next year, and make sure guys like Glenn Beck… Read more »

Yves Vannes
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They took his name to act on the info or they took his name to put him on the de-credential list for next year…

Rod1963
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Vince will not be getting a invite for next years conference after exposing the rot and hypocrisy there the way he did.

See the CPAC peeps prefer statist hacks like Laura Ingraham or Hannity gushing over them.

Dr. Dre
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I attended my one-and-only CPAC in 2006. It was held in Memphis TN at the Peabody Hotel — the one where the ducks come in from their rooftop pen to swim in the lobby fountain for a few minutes. Just a short distance away from this excitement sat Chris Matthews, pontificating on the various attendees and interviewing some. The event’s chairman was Dr. Bill Frist, an incredibly ineffective Majority Leader of the US Senate, but a gracious luncheon host at a BBQ place a short distance away (The Rendez-vous). Other speakers included Sen. John McCain who made a snarky, practically… Read more »

John Wisconsin
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John Wisconsin

An explicitly defined third party, along European lines, may be the only way forward. Sure, it will be the subject of ferocious smear-jobs, deplatformings, firings, and ultimately political imprisonments.

Yeah, that’s bad. But like I said, that may be the only way forward. The only way out. If it could attract even 5% support, it would wake a lot of people up and change the metapolitical situation. A lot of guys romantically call themselves dissidents. But romance without reality is pathetic. That Flight 93 stuff is not joke.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

It is mathematically easier to win GOP primaries in safe seats. This is what DSA does with the Dems. Primary elections have ridiculously low turnout. None of the various Dissident movements has ever gone the trouble of setting up a PAC afiak, which even Stephen Colbert managed to do.

FPTP precludes the emergence of a third party.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Any attempt at Balkanization will occur only during/after an economic collapse, with the support of China and/or EU, Russia. Fringe politics tends to attract misfits, which are then easily infiltrated by the counterintelligence agencies. Lenin needed the Germans, so would we.

Sean Detente
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@DeBeers – lul, what? Balkanization’s already occurred in everything but name, friend. We have “flyover states” for a reason.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Disagree, Tester and Manchin were re-elected. The archetypal flyover state, KS, elected a Dem Governor. Marshal Tito still has some years left to go.

Yves Vannes
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For more than a decade whites have been moving to whiter areas, blacks have been migrating south to blacker areas, Mexicans dominate SoCal except for a few ritzy coastal areas, etc…Balkanization has been an ongoing process since suburbs started cropping up in the 50s. We’re going to soon see that trend accelerate.

Since globohomo prefers to do their hiring in Bangalore instead of Bangor the economic attractions of urban areas will wane for YT.

Al from da Nort
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Al from da Nort

DBD; A DSA-like organization of our own would be a good thing. But we’d have to do a better job of candidate (and campaign chair) screening than the DSA did with AOC and her handler, the Hindu-Dindu. Right now it’s looking like the Organs of the Deep State are looking to burn her over campaign finance violations. Apparently, the Soros money crowd had a would-be candidate beauty contest for the safe seat D districts, picked 5 or so and assigned the contest winners a made-man campaign chair for the primary (and then the general). Apparently being a barista and Bernie… Read more »

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Disagree, your answer is two-dimensional. AOC is somewhat clueless about the nuances of policy, but that is irrelevant to her base. She was elected on the narrative, and she exceeds every other elected Democrat in terms of self-promotion. Angry women with tons of student debt is not something that we can pretend doesn’t exist. What is more telling about her is that she pretended to be a lesbian during the primary campaign, and used the help of BDS volunteers only to throw them over the side once she won. DSA is probably the most popular club on college campuses, with… Read more »

Al from da Nort
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Al from da Nort

D.B.D. Not sure why you disagree, doesn’t look like there’s a lot of difference between what we each said about AOC. My intended point, which I could have made better, is to examine the actions of the enemy and to emulate such of their methods as seem likely to work. It seems that Soros et al aim to create an above board faction that must be placated to compliment their semi-hidden organizations. We could do that too. How_? Run a suitable candidate in safe districts in off year elections which likely feature low turnout, just be a bit more discerning… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

It looks like AOC and her chief-of-staff had a nice little campaign fund grift going, and then she accidentally got elected. The Green New Deal and all that may be the furiously driven squirrel to keep the grift from being looked at. Same strategy Hillary/Obama have been using on Trump to hide their own foul deeds.

Ivan
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Ivan

I suspect democrats are encouraging AOC spotlight because they want to discredit political challenges from youth politicians on the left. Millenials are now the largest voting cohort and have little reason to vote for septuagenarians unless they can be convinced not to trust anyone under the age of 70. (The inverse of their old “don’t trust anyone older than 30”). Note how frequently Millennials are mocked in the media for their failure to launch and having troubles with “adulting”. On the contrary, as I grew up I realized how ignorant the supposed “adults” were and how little evidence of maturity… Read more »

Anonymous Reactionary
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Anonymous Reactionary

Power’s effect depends on if it is held by those who received it by chance, or if those hungry for it managed to seize it. “Absolute power corrupts absolutely” is quasi-republican, quasi-anarchist propaganda against monarchism.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

The furiously driven donkey choppers grifter.

Al from da Nort
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Al from da Nort

Dutch;
Yeah, or their urban millennial POC sense of immune entitlement got the better of them.

George Orwell
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George Orwell

“The Tea Party is a great example of a genuine grassroots effort that was swamped by an army of media whores and political con-men.”

Two words. Dick Armey. The man’s name suits him so well.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

Dick Armey before he dicks you!

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

After many years Ann Coulter was disinvited to that event. I knew she would be when Trump said “I don’t know the woman.” That’s basically code for “your career is dead.” What orange man doesn’t know, and what no one in the political establishment seems to know, as they mock AOC, is that Trump, at this point, can lose to a far left candidate. The country is not where they think it is. It’s been bifurcated with the death of the middle class. And make no mistake, the middle class is stone dead in huge swaths of the country. What… Read more »

JohnTyler
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JohnTyler

The “official right” may now be Trump’s world, as Mr.Z states, but this if far better than sticking your head in the sewage and becoming ,for all intents a purposes, no different than the never-Trumpers. The never Trumpers were/are so full of themselves and their phony, baloney adherence to their true ideology – whatever it is – that they decided to sit home and not vote (thus helping Hillary) or vote for Hillary. Even the most luke warm conservative can see that Hillary would have been 10000 times worse than Trump; just imagine her supreme court picks, her war on… Read more »

Wolf Barney
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Wolf Barney

At this point, choosing Trump and CPAC means more immigrants from the third world, which turns Texas and Florida blue. Suddenly our choices suck.

JohnTyler
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JohnTyler

Well, what is the alternative?

Lorenzo
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Lorenzo

What, you haven’t accepted Nick Fuentes as your personal savior?

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CPAC is a donor class production, so thus will always be heavily tilted to furthering the “invade the world, invite the world” agenda. But of course only sessions likes Malkin’s generated any excitement. It certainly does appear that the donor class’s hold on the GOP is weakening. Kristol, Goldberg, and French don’t seem like really happy guys right now — the money is drying up.

Throw in the fact that Ilhan Omar and AOC are the biggest gifts to the right in a long time, and things could be going worse.

Nathan
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Here’s an example of the state of my local Republican party:

“Why has there been absolute silence from ________ on Ralph Northam’s list of scandals, Justin Fairfax’s alleged sexual assaults, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal, and Congresswoman Omar’s anti-Semitic comments and beliefs? It’s shameful. When Republicans do far less in terms of disgracing their offices or proposing radical policies, Democrats rarely avoid comments. But for the last month, this Democrat silence has propagated our state.”

More “Democrats are the real racists/sexists/anti-Semites.” The goals of the state GOP are fighting taxes, taxes, and supporting 2A. Thanks, but no thanks, nnnguys.

Bob
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Bob

I went to a Tea Party rally as a teenager. I’m of the opinion that the Tea Party attracted/prayed on the naive, who thought that voting in the right people was all it took to fix things. If you want to “go back to the Constitution”, then you’re either too inexperienced or haven’t thought your solution through. But that’s exactly who made up the Tea Party, in my opinion. I’d like to think the dissident Right have a more detailed plan than “get our guys in and repeal everything after 1965”. We want to wreck the entire system, right? We… Read more »

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When Trump declared in his inaugural speech, with his finger dramatically raised in the air, that essentially, poor whites “Will NO LONGER be forgotten,” it put a lump in my throat. Fast forward to Friday, “We NEED to bring people into this country to work in all these plants that are opening up.” I don’t know what to say. Since race IS Our Thing, probably nothing good about Trump again. This wasn’t just being weak, this was naked betrayal.

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It certainly can be depressing. I watched Michelle Malkin’s talk, the lone talk on immigration (but three on defending Israel ofc) and the room was mostly empty in spite of a pretty rousing speech and the people that were there were decidedly elderly. But there is a silver lining for those of us who think there is no political solution and an acceleration of the decline while we still have a slight demographics is preferable. I sort of see the lack of any serious political opposition to be a good thing. Why delay the inevitable, better to let this circus… Read more »

Independent_George
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Independent_George

Dunno bout you, but I’d give Michelle Malkin a good grifting 😈

Spud Boy
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Spud Boy

Don’t forget the Grifter Exclusion principle: Two grifters can’t occupy the same point in space at the same time.
And then there’s Schrödinger’s grifter: If you shoot a grifter in a box, is it alive or dead before you open the box to see it?

Grenadier1
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Grenadier1

Grifters from the left and the right are all moving to a single point. Converging to perhaps engage in a collective mating ritual that has come to be known as “the Big Bang”

legion
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legion

No..No…NO..NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!