The End Of The World

Back in the 1990’s, most people knew Bill Clinton was a crook and a degenerate, but people also knew he would never be held to account. An unspoken truth of the age was that a big part of the frustration with the Clinton crime family was really over the unwillingness of the so-called conservatives to get tough. The National Review types carried on like they were too good to get into the outrage over the endless stream of scandals surrounding Team Clinton. They were above that stuff.

As a result, talking about the Clinton shenanigans became a staple of talk radio, mostly because it was amusing, but also as a form of outrage porn. Every time one of them got away with some obvious lie, the phone lines would light up with people ready to talk about how angry they were about it. In other words, a big part of the Clinton hating was over the fact they kept getting away with it, because the political class, particularly the so-called principled conservatives, lacked the stones to do anything about it.

That’s an important thing to keep in mind while watching the Left wrestle with the fact Trump will not be sent to prison for treason. To normal people, the Russian collusion stuff was always a nutty conspiracy theory. It seemed obvious that the point of the Russian collusion narrative was to distract people from the fact the Obama White House was engaged in activity that would have made Nixon blush. If there was a conspiracy, it was the media running cover for the crooks in the Obama administration.

This understanding blinded people to what could be the most important part of the Russian collusion story. The Left really believed it. They really thought there was a secret conspiracy between Trump people and Putin people to work some secret magic to alter the 2016 election. They did not know the nature of this magic. In fact, it was probably supernatural, but the Left was sure it was real. This is something people outside the Progressive hive are just starting to realize. The Left really is that crazy.

The juxtaposition of the Clinton haters and the NeverTrump people is a good way of understanding the vast chasm between the Progressive worldview and that of normal people. The hatred of the Clintons was rooted in a grudging acceptance of the reality of modern politics. It was a lament, more than a set of beliefs. People knew they were crooks, but also knew the so-called conservatives were wimps and liars. Bill Clinton in the White House was the symptom of the disease that had infected the nation’s elite.

The NeverTrump stuff is something different. It’s rooted in a fantasy about how the world is organized and the role the Left plays in it. They really do believe in mysterious forces that operate on the fringes. They not only think there is a man behind the curtain, but that the curtain itself is part of an elaborate conspiracy. Most important, they deeply believe that the arc of history bends toward the Promised Land and that they are on the right side of history, leading the rest of us into the light of salvation. They really do think that.

It’s why their response to the Mueller report has been like the response to the sudden death of a child. They were not convinced some Trump people had some shady dealings with the Russians. They were sure there was an elaborate conspiracy that altered the election. That was the key part of their coping system for the last two plus years. The conspiracy altered the election. The arc of history was not altered. The bad guys were not able to legitimately defeat those on the right side of history. The devil real!

Cults have ways to deal with disconfirmation, but there must be a way to salvage some of the original core belief from the wreckage. If the aliens were supposed to arrive on Tuesday, but failed to show, the cult can explain this by claiming they got the dates wrong or that they failed to perform the proper ritual. In this case, the Left can’t seem to find a way to salvage the core belief from the wreckage, because the core belief had to be completely true in order to confirm their role in the Great Russian collusion narrative.

What we’re seeing with the Left is a child learning that they have not only been adopted, but they have been in a coma their whole life and everything they believe about themselves is a dream. Rachel Maddow right now is someone sure she was a Jewish TV lesbian, but has learned she is really white guy with two kids and an ex-wife, working at the Home Depot. Everything about who she was in the moral sense is not just false, it never existed. As a result, she never really existed. She was part of the fraud.

That’s why the audience has evaporated for these lefty chat shows. Conservatives will try to explain this in the same dimwitted way they explain everything, by focusing on the fact these shows promoted a fake story. In reality, we’re witnessing the collapse of an identity cult, built around the belief in a sinister conspiracy to snatch away the 2016 election from forces of light. The collapse of the central narrative is also the collapse of the core of this identity cult. These are now people without a reason to exist.

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Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

hmmm, wonder if they will realize they are mentally ill.

seems like a large percentage of progressives (maybe all of them) have one or more forms of mental illness.

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Both of my sister’s are ‘progressive’. One lives in Canada and she doesn’t think Trudeau is far enough left. The other lives in the US an is a pathological liar with rage issues. Needless to say they’re both on antidepressants. I seem to have been blessed with a calm and happy temperament that completely baffles them.

BadThinker
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BadThinker

It’s actually a pretty good bet that the rage issues are caused or exacerbated by the antidepressants. It doesn’t help that our society has removed women from their natural place.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

Only thing I can tell you is, of the suicides that occurred when I was still on volunteer Fire/EMS circuit, a majority were in young adults that had just started taking SSRIs. Not a statistically valid sample, but no one I knew on the job would go near those things.

Dutch
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When you hear about the huge numbers of people likely on these pills, it could explain a lot. If you are looking for a conspiracy to explain things, a “happy pill” conspiracy would dwarf anything like chemtrails or 9/11 truthers, IMHO.

Dutch
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Getting a good set of numbers is difficult, because it all gets couched in various subsets (just like they do to obscure the profiling of crime stats), but, in parsing it out, a case could be made that over 40% of adult white American women are on antidepressants…

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Hey! My sister is the same way. Totally believes the dossier.

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Maybe everyone has a crazy Progressive sister now? When I was little that seemed like everyone had an Uncle Bob. Maybe this is just the new version

Darth Curmudgeon
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Darth Curmudgeon

Your body produces a medication called Testosterone that helps combat many of these symptoms.

Boarwild
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Boarwild

Hope they don’t own firearms; common thread in all these mass shootings seems to be psychotropic drugs.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

We have a local group of them, and yes, a few of the most rabid have actual DSM-V listed “issues”. It’s Hoffer’s “True Believer” come to life….

PapayaSF
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PapayaSF

In addition, “Politics is the mind-killer.”

BadThinker
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BadThinker

I’m sure there are already new stories that they’re busy telling themselves. When the Yogi fails to be taken up to the clouds, sure, some of his followers are disillusioned. Most others will search for (and find) a new Yogi. This new guy’s got *Crystals*. The old Yogi is forgotten and memory-holed. Often the followers blame themselves for failing to have enough faith. It’s not just SJWs that double down, it’s true believers of all stripes. Folks like Maddow and Colbert may be finished, but new ones will rise to take their place. Kos is already on about how this… Read more »

Yves Vannes
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They have a ready-made demon that needs to be dealt with even more harshly, us.

If the European right does well in the next EU parliamentary elections…it means the Nazis are back.

And you thought Russia Russia was over the top….

Pozymandias
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I almost think we should “help” them find the Next Big Trump Conspiracy. It needs to be well crafted like something by Swift (Modest Proposal). It should be something subtle enough to lure in the dumber lefties totally and get a few “opinion leaders” hooked too. Then at some point there’s the spectacular reveal – the Chinese-Reptoids who were working with Trump are a couple kids from 4chan, the saucer video was a pie tin with LEDs on it, that sort of thing. Of course the Jussie Smollet story was close to this but perpetrated by progs against other progs… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

Upvote also for “Pozymandias”, brilliant name.

Pozymandias
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Thanks!

Dr. Mabuse
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Dr. Mabuse

This can’t persist for long, though. They’ll HAVE to invent a new cult to replace the one that failed, and quickly. All the talk about the media “re-examining” itself is just talk. The exact same thing was said the night Trump was elected, *by the media itself*, and 2 days later it was all forgotten. Nothing was to be examined, no mistakes learned from, as far as the media were concerned, nothing had happened. They swung right into conspiracy mode, and never looked back. So I expect something worse than the Russiagate fantasy to spring up, probably by next week.… Read more »

Educated.Redneck
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Educated.Redneck

Dr mabuse said: “By this point, accusations that the Right is literally demon-possessed would not surprise me.”
We are way past that. They believe we are the embodiment of the supernatural, phantasmagorical conspiracy theory of “white/male privilege.” They already think we are demons, they just don’t use that word.

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I hope that is why the viewership for these shows has evaporated but I am concerned that the viewers are just as upset as all the talking head loons and are just regrouping quietly at home and getting ready to dig in again. With even greater ferocity.

Da Booby
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You’re exactly right. CNN, BBC, CBC, Rachel Maddow, et al … they all exist because there’s a demand for them.

More importantly it’s a fashionable demand. They would rather be seen glowing and virtue signalling among with Hollywood and be-lettered speakers at academic conferences than siding with those icky beer-bellied working class people whose toil and taxes make their lives possible.

Give it another week. A new narrative will emerge and it will all start over again.

John Smith
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Not so, DB. They exist as propaganda arms of the donor and ruling class. The CBC is a clear example: its so utterly diseased and pozzed that even the lefties aren’t watching it. Their ratings regularly dip into the single digits. In fact 2/3 of Canadians want the CBC defunded, and have even managed to inflict some devastating budget cuts on them. Z is absolutely right. Their world is only starting to crumble … as it must eventually…

Da Booby
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The Booby hopes you are right, sir.

Though the CBC will never get privatized, nor the BBC. Academia will never give up having its own taxpayer-funded propaganda arms.

F-Code [www.future.code.blog]
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F-Code [www.future.code.blog]

The CBC is boring like all Canadian programming is dull, because if you’re any good you join the big leagues– and that’s south of the border.

Their political orientation problems is an exacerbator, not a first cause.

Da Booby
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True dat…. or should the Booby say “Trudeau dat!”

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The press determines who gets status. By believing and spouting the right narratives people get status. That demand is still there so Maddow and his ilk will rise again

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It’s like all these hate hoaxes that fail, they only need to be right once and then they arm up and ram it down America’s throats. These are fanatical nuts we are dealing with. Take note of the wet eyes and morose looks they have with the aftermath of the Mueller probe.

Is it any wonder your average conservative politician is too timid to fight with them. It’s like the husband of a menopausal crazy wife. He doesn’t have the will or the constitution to fight with this loon so he just cedes ground. Not right, but there it is.

Sean Detente
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“It’s like the husband of a menopausal crazy wife.”

Eh, I get the sentiment, but I bet if you really look at the marriage, the “husband” was always more a willing zombie than partner in the enterprise.

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Sure, and engaged and loving husband who is strong can alleviate most of that. I’ll leave it at that.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

I’m going to disagree. It takes an awful lot of energy to keep crazy in check. The people who can expend that energy – and OUTSMART it on a constant basis – are few and far between. Then there’s the issue of : is it really worth it? In my experience – when dealing with crazy , it’s far more “productive” – to just avoid the situation and go about your own business as much as possible without getting crazy involved. I think of it similarly to how I deal with people at work who try to foist THEIR tasks… Read more »

TomA
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TomA

What began as political opposition research in 2015 evolved into an illegal campaign to prevent Trump’s election in 2016 and then morphed into a deadly serious coup against an elected president in 2017. Dozens of high level Obama Administration officials and senior DOJ/FBI/CIA bureaucrats (aided by members of Congress in both parties) committed numerous Class I felonies in furtherance of this coup. DOJ/FBI/CIA became, in effect, criminal enterprises (which continues to this day). The insanity of the Left is small potatoes compared to the full-fledged criminality of these seminal law enforcement institutions.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

We have federal courts making rulings that any policy supported by Trump is unconstitutional because das racis. The GOP Majority in the previous Congress did nothing, and in the minority the House GOP is willing to let AOC and friends take up all the media attention.

And while our power is limited at the federal level, we do have state Attorneys General that could prosecute some of these offenses. How else is the NY Attorney General threatening to prosecute the Trump family?

MBlanc46
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And nothing will be done about it.

The Babe
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The Babe

The insanity of the Left is small potatoes compared to the full-fledged criminality of these seminal law enforcement institutions.

Well, I reckon they’re of a piece. The criminality arises out of the insanity.

While the civ-nats and cuckrights think they can be talked out of their insanity, really the only way to protect ourselves from their criminality is to remove them from positions of power.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

Umm – actually the only way to REALLY protect yourself from that level of criminality is to remove the positions of power themselves. Piles of shit attract flies. Remove one batch of flies and you’ll just get more. Remove the pile of shit and you remove what attracts the flies. The people who founded this country at least had some understanding of this. Lefties and the cuck right have been arguing against that realization for at least 100 years. In my lifetime the argument has always revolved around excuses like saving the children or protecting ourselves from the ISIS blue… Read more »

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

There is no possibility of limited government until we have a white county.

Our biggest problems are less about ideology than about tribalism.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

I’d argue that limited government is even MORE vital in an atmosphere of tribalism. You want to remove the levers of power completely so that one tribe does not even have the ability to use that power to screw over another tribe. Again – it’s the pile of shit analogy. You guys keep arguing we should be kings of the pile of shit – when the reality is that you keep losing the damn game because you keep believing the pile of shit can somehow be managed to keep the flies out. History says no. Human nature says no. And… Read more »

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This is crazy talk: there is no such thing as limited government.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

Limited government requires limited technology and a any tech at roughly the 1930’s or higher will invariably grow the State Third World shit doesn’t do that of course but this what you are proposing, can’t let “them” get it so we just let multinationals. street gangs and the Chinese State fill in . Not a good idea. Making sure that families are intact, food/water/air are safe and that people have access to stable enough work to allow for family formation isn’t something that can be done by the private sector alone. Small government works where most people are self employed,… Read more »

Issac
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Issac

This narrative misses the cooperation of the GOP and therefor cannot explain ongoing affairs or the absence of any meaningful prosecution. Indeed, Trump himself has to be at-least partially complicit given that he has both the authority and now the public information to order arrests.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

The Joint Chiefs publicly threatened a coup over the “fine people on both sides” remark at Charlottesville. That’s when Bannon was tossed and Trump really started phoning it in.

But most Boomercons still want the military lavished with a higher budget. Instead, we should cut the number of generals by 75% and cut the total budget in half.

Rod1963
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You don’t make the rank of general let alone be considered for JCS unless you are totally onboard and vetted by the Swamp. Our ruling class learned a long time ago to value political loyalty over competency in our military high command. And they are very well rewarded when they retire. All sorts of plumb teaching slots, members of advisory panels and think thanks. Before they know it. they are pulling down a easy seven figure income. Trump didn’t understand that when he hired Mattis and Kelly who were both unfit for their positions. Both were political generals loyal to… Read more »

Educated.Redneck
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Educated.Redneck

The antifederalists were right, the standing army was a bad idea.
Disband the Army. Home defense can be handled by the national guard militia, with full time guards for the complicated stuff. Ditto the air force, just roll it into the air national guard.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

Yep. And keep the Navy which note was meant to be a standing Navy and a full time smaller Marines under Navy command for the occasional Grenada and to have a strong defense.

The Navy gets the nukes which means that they’ll also handle ground based nukes because that is the strongest possible defense from any reprisal from globalist powers

I guess if there is a revolution, this can be on the goals list.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

The Boomers will be gone is a few decades. They have poorer than expected health and the youngest are 53. Most importantly the size of each year cohort declines , so younger Boomers sometimes called Generation Jones is smaller in numbers than the 46-50 crowd who are 70+ There are still a few Boomer Dads but they are declining and this means less power for them Now Gen Y will prove to be a thorn for a while but they aren’t kids. the oldest are nearly 40! What happens after this assuming no collapse or war, no one knows. Things… Read more »

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I regard the lefties involved as being rabid. And we all know what happens to rabid animals.

miforest
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miforest

the GOP is in on the gag. they hate trump because he blew their cover . that they are just part of the Dem machine. the moneyed GOP donor class is moving on the deplorables. mark Levin’s new ” independent ” tv network, CRTV, is bought out by never trumper and Samantha Bee friend glen beck. Donna beazille and paul (“I can outcuck anybody here!”) Ryan are in at FOX news . tucker and Laura Ingram’s days are numbered.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

Yelling and screaming about “doing the right thing” as most cuckservatives will do – is pointless in this situation. The proper response is to make sure that a vital percentage of the population is aware of what has gone down – and makes it abundantly clear that someday , somehow, some way – that second amendment they keep complaining about will be used against them in retribution for what the have done. UNLESS – somebody stands up and actually does the “right” thing (unlikely) And that we fully understand WHY that second amendment exists in the first place: For situations… Read more »

Hoagie
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Hoagie

Then they should do the Republic a favor and cease to exist.

MBlanc46
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But what will happen is that the Republic will cease to exist. It’s on life support now.

james wilson
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james wilson

“But what will happen is that the Republic will cease to exist.” You make that sound like a bad thing.

Drake
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Drake

The same idiots tuning out the of CNN and MSNBC will be back shortly when the next hoax is ready for prime time.

Mcleod
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Mcleod

Has the National Review turned the corner or am I losing what’s left of my mind? Has the purge of the truly asinine children to The Bullwark given the NR a chance of surviving? They certainly seem to be singing from a different hymn sheet for the past few months. And yes, the “left” seems to be acting like a crazy cult whose comet didn’t pick them up when it passed by.

BadThinker
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BadThinker

I’ll only believe anything has changed if they rehire Derb and Brimelow.

Mcleod
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Mcleod

Derbyshire was the straw that broke the NR for me, but, hell, he’s in his seventies now. They have kept Hanson, which is more than something. It’s looks like Lowry is still the editor and there’s something about that dude that makes me want to check to see if my wallet is still where I put it and my kids are where I’ve got my eye on them. They will adapt or perish. I just found their sudden shift curious.

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It’s still run by and for a bunch of jews.

What do they have to offer Whites?

Mcleod
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Mcleod

Mostly papists I believe. Looks like the tribe mostly went to the new publication.

Kalman Ben Menachem
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And don’t forget Mark Steyn.

BadThinker
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BadThinker

Oh yeah, I forgot he was defenestrated as well. He’s far too kind sometimes IMHO, but yeah.

Buck
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Buck

Ann Queen Ann

The Babe
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The Babe

National Review is like a gross political tranny now. Their “conservative case for…” series is the equivalent of dilating their open-wound vagina every day.

Mcleod
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Mcleod

Well that just moved up to the top of the list of things I didn’t want to visualize today.

Dutch
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Dutch

There is a whole lot of SNL Emily Litella “never mind”-ing going on now. Starting with the traitor Brennan. I’m not feeling particularly generous in that direction.

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No. They’re still worse than useless. They just ran an article “The Conservative Case for Puerto Rican statehood” the other day.

miforest
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miforest

I don’t give a F*** what they do now . they are a corrupt organization just waiting for their next opportunity to stab us in the back. I Was appalled at the number of people who were talking good things about lifetime McCain co-conspirator after he mad a few conservative noises .
Now he’s Right back in form and pushing gun laws with Rubio.

miforest
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miforest

The NR and WSJ are irredeemable. WSJ is actively involved in finding and reporting “badthinkers” to falsebook and twatter for deplatforming .

Truthspeaker
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Truthspeaker

you know, more and more I feel like we’ve entered Hoax World together. Just look at the litany of leftist hoaxes. That Theranos woman, the smollet thing, the biggest of them all, the Russian collusion thing. Egalitarianism, global warming, the IT from world war 2. which of the left’s pillars is not a fantasy? What is real anymore?

BadThinker
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BadThinker

The biggest problem with reality is that it doesn’t conform to *any* narrative for long. The right has its story too, of civic nationalism and a nation blessed by God for some special purpose. These are all ‘hoaxes’ too, and much longer running ones. Reality doesn’t care about humans. That’s the starting point the dissident right needs to recognize. If we keep telling ourselves stories that there was this earlier pastoral time in history, where the world wasn’t full of hoax stories, we’re not much better than the left (their stories are about the future, ours about the past). Human… Read more »

Larkin Lover
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Larkin Lover

Not really though. It’s like Z said a few weeks back. The old regime lied and distorted, but it was to smooth the warts of reality and create a braver view of the world for the stupid and young. The right never creates outright lies and hoaxes the way the left does. We have narratives or credos but not built on colossal falsehoods. I’m sure there were some, but not to this degree, not so sytemitized.

Larkin Lover
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Larkin Lover

Unless you want to consider the bush2 years and neocon right part of the “right.” Then yes you have your yellow cake and wmd hoaxes.

Sorrowful
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Sorrowful

Don’t forget the biggest hoax of all …. the religionofpeace

BadThinker
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BadThinker

The entire Feudal system was predicated on the colossal lie of the “Divine Right of Kings”. Yes, monarchy worked pretty well given how human nature operates, but there definitely are some whoppers like these spread throughout history. “All Men are Created Equal” is another, more recent, one. “The Rights of Man” is another. I’m not saying that any of these things was *bad*. When Charles I united much of Europe via military conquest, Divine Right allowed folks to tell themselves that rather than a barbarian conqueror, God had given them a great ruler. It helped that Charles Martel had given… Read more »

SpartanDan
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SpartanDan

Would you consider Qanon a right wing hoax? My dad and a close friend of mine who are both very rational right wing guys are obsessed with Qanon. They think ALL the “bad” guys on the left will be put behind bars VERY soon. They have been telling me this for two years now…

Bob
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Bob

Respectfully, they don’t sound rational.

Q folk always sound plain naive or hopelessly hopeful. I bet there’s a lot of cross-over between Tea Partiers and fans of Q.

BadThinker
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BadThinker

Oh definitely a hoax. Conspiracy theorists usually come from two places: the slightly below average (~IQ 80-100) and the highly intelligent (~IQ > 140). The below average aren’t smart enough to see through the wackiness, and the highly intelligent see signals everywhere in what is really just noise. When there is something real though, it’s usually the smart guy that finds the signal. An example is the folks that predicted the crash in 2008. They’re now ‘gurus’ but their predictions now aren’t working…

Larkin Lover
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Larkin Lover

That’s pretty good. The difference with the qawhatever is that there is a deep state conspiracy against trump, it’s just a matter of exaggerating the extent or what’s their motive. The Qa doesn’t have the support of the media and the rightist politicians. I would put that with frazzledrip and such nonsense.

In high iq people there is creative iq and critical or destructive iq. Those who see signal everywhere lack critical wit to filter it.

Exile@Pioneer19
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Exile@Pioneer19

Good point. Losing my civic religion is the hardest part of red-pilling. I’m looking for a decent small community to relocate, so I can get some emotional fuel out of caring about my neighbors again. LA isn’t a place to put down roots. We’re going to need inspiration from life’s smaller-scale graces to replace the old American mythology.

The Babe
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The Babe

Just as you’ve got the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) or DCEU (DC Extended Universe), I think of the fictional world cooked up by the left as the GU–the Gaslight Universe.

All those things you mentioned, as well as almost every “news” story they put out, is just “world-building” in the fictional novel/movie sense.

Rod1963
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Theranos was a case of a young attractive sociopath convincing a bunch of technologically illiterate old goats like Mattis and a whose who of D.C. that she had some kind of miracle diagnostic machine that broke the laws of biology. Had anyone of the VC’s or board members consulted a nurse who draws blood samples she could have explained to them what Theranos was doing was flat out impossible. But the boss class thinks they know it all nowadays so they ignore anyone whose not at their level. The take away is that if you look good and know the… Read more »

BadThinker
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BadThinker

Elon Musk comes to mind. But even with all of his silliness, he hired a bunch of white engineers who keep doing crazy things previously thought impossible/impractical with rockets at SpaceX (and as much as I like to denigrate Tesla, there are some interesting engineering advancements in battery technology coming out of there as well). The shot of the mostly white (and a few asian) male engineers at the falcon heavy launch can be a solid red pill.comment image

There’s a meme in there somewhere. Maybe next to the crying snowflakes after hillary lost?comment image

Bob
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Bob

Why didn’t anyone ask her for a demonstration? Or at least to look at a product? Why did they give her money when she hadn’t invented the darn thing yet?

BadThinker
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BadThinker

Your face, my Thane, is as a book where men
May read strange matters. To beguile the time,
Look like the time; bear welcome in your eye,
Your hand, your tongue; look like th’ innocent
flower,
But be the serpent under’t.

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Theranos was most likely an NSA scam to collect DNA samples of the population. It collapsed about the same time genetic testing companies like 23 & Me came online. Coincidence?

Tom Collins
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Tom Collins

Couple of things

1. We HAVE NOT READ THE MEMO. I think you guys are jumping to conclusions. The memo could very well implicate Trump. https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1110941388131233798

2. The media pretty much got things right. Only right wing ideologues disagree. https://twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/status/1110888544074194949

TomA
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TomA

In the weeks ahead, Trump will begin declassifying a lot of official DOJ documentation that will fully expose the criminality of the Obama Administration and complicit Executive Branch officials in the coup. That is your future. But keep dreaming. It’s really all you’ve got left.

MBlanc46
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I would love to see Trump go after the conspirators. But he won’t. He’ll tweet until he’s exhausted, complete another item on Israel’s to-do list, then play some golf.

Federalist
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Federalist

Z Man: “This is something people outside the Progressive hive are just starting to realize. The Left really is that crazy.”

Exhibit 1: Tom Collins.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

Nah. I think he’s hasbara . He’s not going to disrupt anything, his real job is to read blogs like this , TIny Duck and variants shows up on several and report to somebody Soros or some Fusion Center Not much to report here as the sight could be summed up as The US is collapsing socially , demographically and economically over time into Brazil 2.0 , not much anyone can do short of a revolution or filling a vacuum after a collapse but our revolutionaries kind of suck and none of us is ready for a lot of reasons.… Read more »

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

The single retrospective benefit of having a bunch of Clinton hacks and a serial practitioner of prosecutorial misconduct comprising the team is that if anything could be construed negatively, it would have been. I’ll wait for the report, but nothing in Barr’s history suggests he would hang his ass out in the wind if the conclusions were anything but exculpatory. BTW the judgement on Weissman comes not from my own opinion, but from a good journalist friend who was the lead cover for Enron and Andersen for a national publication. He told me when Weissman joined Mueller’s team that they… Read more »

Sorrowful
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Sorrowful

Still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor after reading “The media got it mostly right.” Alternative universe? BrennonWorld?

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It’s easy to see why they named a cocktail after you.

Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
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Nunnya Bidnez, jr.

Hi Tiny Duck!

Carl B.
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Carl B.

The Hoax is on us as it were.
In the excellent TV show “Narcos,” in referring to the Colombian Minister of Justice, drug lord Pablo Escobar remarks that “there is no justice in Colombia, therefore the Minister of Justice is the Minister of Nothing.”

“Equality under the Law” is a lie. Americans are ruled by oligarchs just like everywhere else. America, you have become the “Republic of Nothing.”

Welcome to the Third World.

Ivan
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Ivan

Equality under the law is the sort of idea one expects from a naive child or a psychopath wanting to undermine society through contravention of basic pragmatism. The fact it is enshrined in our collective conscious while having absolutely no real world applicability is indicative of not evolution but devolution of societal organization. A society of fantasy over reality. Such a thing never could exist or would responsible adults want it to exist. Old are not equal to young, strong are not equal to weak, citizens are not equal to non-citizens, men are not equal to women, smart are not… Read more »

Carl B.
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Carl B.

Glad you’re not a Judge. Or(shudder), you are.

Ivan
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Ivan

Judges can only exist in an inequal society. If we had true equality there could be no judges. Entire point of having a human serve as judge is to apply the law on a case by case basis.

Equality under the law means children are executed for the crime of premeditated murder. I’m guessing you’re not for that.

Nothing wrong with priveledges, but they have to be commensurate with responsibilities.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

They are commensurate with that and good order. A society like ours that doesn’t function well enough for the people in it to have children and no one wants to propagate its memes is a goner. That is job one and it often means using the State to prohibit excess disruption and to grant privileges based on civic benefit alone. This is why “gun rights” exist, its beneficial to society and the individual and its why say banning felons from guns is wrong Its disruptive to keep punishing people and creating policies that indirectly encourage a bad outcome leads nowhere… Read more »

Jack Boniface
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I’ll never forget how, after Pat Buchanan won the New Hampshire primary, the “so-called principled conservatives,” by name Ralph Reed and the so-called “Christian” Coalition, sold out Pat to back Bob Dole in the 1996 South Carolina primary. Pat had been their ally his whole life, while Dole had sold out on every policy: https://www.questia.com/magazine/1G1-18159940/political-buyout-dole-and-the-christian-coalition

Sergeant Snorkel
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“These are now people without a reason to exist.” Oh, don’t you believe it, Johnny. Trump/Russia was a sideshow and a way to derail the President’s legitimacy and checkmate his agenda. But the Prime Directive is still loud and clear, and very much on track: eradicate White people, and erase their history, religion, and culture. The very memory of Whitey must be expunged. Sound a little like (((a very Special Story))) about made-up Amalek? Have no fear: they’ll get over the Trump Train-wreck in no time, then it will be back to 24/7 LOL goyim, we stole your country and… Read more »

MBlanc46
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It is enjoyable watching their reaction to the “Mueller report”. I fear that rumors of their collapse are premature. They will come back st us with a vengeance.

c matt
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c matt

I think you are giving the Left too much credit. There will be a short (72 hrs tops) period of mourning and then back to bidniz as usual.

Desert Rat
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Desert Rat

No doubt we will be told what the report “really means” and that there are coded messages and secret emanations that only the “truly informed” can discern and understand. On top of that we will be told it is all a cover up by people who just days ago were the shining agents of truth and justice but today are obvious dupes and conspirators working to obscure and obstruct the truth. Not only that but your whiteness is preventing you from seeing past your privilege and even though the truth of Trump’s nefarious and treasonous acts are obvious to our… Read more »

the Russians
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a missed opportunity if numerology is not applied here…

The Babe
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The Babe

We’re living in Bizarro World, where the Official Reality™ is the opposite of the, you know, real reality.

The left commits tons of real crimes, but the right doesn’t prosecute. Then the left persecutes the right for made-up or imaginary crimes.

And a lot of the normie-public swallows whole the left’s monstrously fictitious and untrue story about what’s going on.

We won the cold war, right? So why does it feel, psycho-spiritually, like we’re living in the Soviet Union?

Ris_Eruwaedhiel
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Ris_Eruwaedhiel

I’ve remarked to people that we’ve become the country that we used to go to war against.

My father was one of the first wave to hit Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. He nearly drowned getting off the landing craft. Was it worth it?

jimvonyork
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jimvonyork

Ask the Brits if the destruction of their Empire is worth what their country has become.

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

There is a local group of political cat ladies that sprung up to Resist! after Trump’s election. The header on all their communications is “Activism is the antidote to despair”. What has sustained them these long two years has been the conviction that somehow, eventually, all their wishes would come true. Now I fear we’re back at the mortally wounded Cape Buffalo scenario. As Robert Ruark pointed out years ago, when that happens the animal has only a single nihilistic intent left…stomping you into a bloody puddle before it dies.

Dutch
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Dutch

It used to be that things like going into the monastery or nunnery was an antidote to dispair, or immersing oneself in small scale compassionate community projects and volunteerism. Those things were too constructive, for the elites that want to atomize everyone’s existence. So now, activism is the answer. Tear things up. Yeah, that’s it. Make the world a better place by bashing your neighbor. What fools they are.

Sergeant Snorkel
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A neutral Martian observer who was watching the 2016 election would have noted the following: 1. Hillary Clinton is a hateful, charmless, shrewish, frankly evil woman who was openly detested by normal Americans. She is also quite literally an open criminal. Most Americans may not know the precise details of her crimes, and their blatant, shameless, obvious cover ups; they just know da bitch is a crook. An inherently untrustworthy person, and a misbegotten failure as a woman. 2. Hillary’s strategy for winning the hearts and minds of the electorate was to a) openly abandon and spit upon the concerns… Read more »

BadThinker
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BadThinker

I would beg to differ with (3). She is a millionaire and was a Senator. She is quite good at graft and corruption.

the Russians
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I think sHillary might be more of a Jamie-lee Curtis character from True Lies…the gun falls down the stairs and kills the bad guys all by itself. some people are just lucky that way.

kleist
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kleist

Maddow is an annoying, likely bipolar leftist, but she’s not Jewish.

Yves Vannes
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Medwedof was the family name of her paternal grandfather. Eastern European Jews. Poles and Russians.

kleist
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kleist

That accounts for 1/4 of her ancestry, at most. Moreover, she went to Catholic school.

Chief
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Chief

Catholic School? That’s where she got the Marxism from, then.

I’m guessing it was a Jesuit institution.

Exile@Pioneer19
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Exile@Pioneer19

I’m hoping narrative collapse on the Left red-pills more Bernie Bros. The true-believer vs. red-pill ratio among California Lefties I’ve spoken with seems generational. Xers and Boomers are convinced Trump cheated justice somehow, solidly convinced he somehow stole Crooked’s election. They are leaning toward Biden or Warren. Younger Lefties here know the Dem field is full of hacks and frauds and could be mobilized by a leader who had legitimate buck the system cred & disruptive ideas. Yang, Gabbard or a similar outsider could do a Left-flank Trump style candidacy here. A candidate who runs against the status quo and… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

Look up “illusory truth effect”. The constant accusations coming from the mainstream media feed this beast. I stumbled into a “true believer’s” Twitter thread yesterday. (I was a Twitter/Facebook virgin until yesterday). It was a 24/7 manic progression of links and delinks, all perpetuating this crazed feeding frenzy, very disjointed, like everyone shouting crazy things at once. These people are much more far gone than I thought. It does explain why my bro-in-law goes into disjointed crazy mutterings when current events come up. He is regurgitating Twitter threads. Wictor, Rex, and Cates have an interesting theory. Mueller, Rosenstein, Barr, Giuliani,… Read more »

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Dutch: “These [Twitter/Facebook] people are much more far gone than I thought.” SO agree. I log on to Twitter once in a while and it’s startling. Sometimes when only reading the top names on our side, it’s easy to think they’re overheated. This is why it’s a good idea to browse Twitter sometimes, however painful. It spooks you back into the reality of how insane, OCD, and energetic Progs are. One of the strange effects from surfing Twitter is how you get the impression that EVERYONE is a crazy Prog.

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If you really want to see the result of narrative collapse, go to the Drudge Report and click on the link to Karl Rove’s WSJ article. (If you’re a WSJ subscriber, go directly to the editorial section.) Forget his stupid article and go right to the comments. You can scroll down as far as you like and see nothing but bitter vitriol directed at Rove and the WSJ. I used to read the editorials in that neo-cohen rag for years. But I’ve NEVER seen a reaction to a WSJ article like this one. There has been a sea change of… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

Curation and/or banning of comments in 3, 2, 1…

the Russians
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Trump should move to Gab, taking what’s left of the less insane with him and we can then all get back to quality … ehmm, posting on Dissenter

Member

Seriously, do you not know how to cut & paste a link?

Member

The link won’t work unless it originates from Drudge or you already subscribe to the WSJ. Last I looked, the link is no longer on Drudge. So…too late now.

Ris_Eruwaehdiel
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Ris_Eruwaehdiel

“Release the Kraken!” Ha ha! That’s what I am hoping for.

Tykebomb
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Tykebomb

Sort of off topic, but is anyone else waiting for the other shoe to drop on the Mosque shooting? After Charlottesville, it took a week for the deplatforming chaos to start. With the exception of Oz and NZ, nothing has happened.

Is the cult out of things to bash us with?

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Facebook has announced it will ban any white separatist groups, as they are indistinguishable from white supremacist groups according to the unbiased experts at the Anti-Defamation League of the B’nai B’rith, which in no fashion is a Jewish Separatist or Jewish supremacist group.

Remember that each one of the three (SPLC, ADLbb, PFAW) has lists of every active dissident that they want Big Tech to deplatform. Their trick is to do it batch-by-batch rather than all at once and risk exodus of the Right to Gab.

Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuck should get the Mikhail khodorkovsky treatment.

Sorrowful
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Sorrowful

SPLC, thankfully, died this week.

Rod1963
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Plenty has happened. The shooter has vanished from public space and his writings and video as well. No one wants to touch them, ever the DR bigshots have hid under a rock. Denninger was the one of the few who examined the manifesto and he had to pull it real fast. This will be the MO from now on. The ruling class unperson’s the shooter Soviet style and they cease to exist This goes way beyond Facebook vanishing people and topics. They are making it internet wide. Why? Because if you examine all terrorist attacks since 9/11(with the exception of… Read more »

Member

Politics culture government, whatever it is will not change in my lifetime. However we interperate the data regardless of the lens none of it is going to improve to a proper point of tolerability. The battle runs on infinitum. I enjoy a little schadenfreude just like the next guy but it is not enough. The desire to do something about it always comes full circle to the point of knowing there is nothing I can do to change any of it. Know it live it love it. Seeing it real time, processing the reality reminds me of pool maintenance. It… Read more »

Severian
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The fallout will be fascinating. The last time a Leftist prophecy failed, we got “Postmodernism” and all its ilk, which gave us “intersectionality” and all the rest. There’s a direct line between Khrushchev’s “Secret Speech” (1956) and the Left’s insistence that a 6’3″ linebacker should be able to weewee in the little girls’ room. Wonder what they’ll come up with now? That’s the great thing about the Left — just when you think the lunacy can’t possibly get any loonier, they always surprise you. What a fascinating, stupid time to be alive.

Delmar Jackson
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Delmar Jackson

Unless we have an immigration moratorium soon then our world as we know it really is ending. The Mueller probe was a giant distraction. I imagine they will ratchet up the smear of Trump being a Nazi and white supremacist next as they are the last bullets in their gun. keep your eye on the ball. Immigration changes everything permanently. We are on track to have 1.5 million illegals this year. We should have been fighting over the white genocide agenda of the globalists for the last 2 years, not Russia.

Rod1963
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Problem is Trump has morphed into Jeb/Merkel. By all right he should be beating the drums on it 7×24. All he does is whine about the bad old democrats. in his tweets.

Do you realize that in his NE Declaration he could have ended “catch and release” but didn’t?

Or ask yourself why he refuses to close the border.

People here should be preparing for a DNC victory in 2020. and the hammer to drop on us shortly thereafter.

Bob
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Bob

If nothing else, felons getting the vote in Florida should do him in for 2020. 1.5 million potential democratic votes is more than enough to swing the state and then the nation. Forever.

Carl B.
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Carl B.

The “Last bullets in their gun” are real ones.

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Slightly off topic but I try to avoid speaking of the Clintons as a pair. They are the least legitimate couple in American history. At least the Obama’s spend time together, even though I am quite certain Barack has never touched Michelle sexually (who would, plus his interests are in other areas). But the Clintons? They probably haven’t shared a bed since he left office. We all knew Bill was a perv, but he seemed pretty harmless like an uncle who got handsy after a few beers with his nieces at holidays. He never generated the same visceral disgust that… Read more »

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I disagree with the characterization of Michelle Obama. She’s not hideous. I think a lot of you guys, deep down, realize she’d wreck you in bed, and you hate her for that.

King Tut
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King Tut

I think it may be unwise to assume that these people are now rudderless and lost. Temporarily stunned maybe, but they will re-group behind some other cause. They’ve got the “white-supremacy” woo-woo sitting waiting in the pending tray.

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I had some fun with: “I don’t understand why you are not delighted to learn the President is not betraying the Country. Would you prefer that he was?

Unfortunately my acquaintanceship of loony cat ladies is limited to one- the price of structuring ones life correctly, I guess.

miforest
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miforest

the modern female will believe absolutely anything . don’t believe me? google “chrystal healing ” . or ” chrystal properties” . literally magic rocks. https://www.lifeenergysolutions.com/crystal-properties/ https://www.audible.com/pd/Crystal-Healing-Audiobook/B074PC28Y9?source_code=MSNGBWS0929169043&ipRedirectOverride=true&cvosrc=ppc.bing.&cvo_campaign=42933855&cvo_crid=8806820500&Matchtype=e&msclkid=29ed5cd4d31b188eaf4d0049c2b4b3ea&gclid=CImKl_m6peECFUflswodxZ0B8Q&gclsrc=ds

Essential oils are at least loosely connected to nutrition , but magic rocks and aroma therapy leave me frightened that I am surrounded by the insane. what the hell is in the water these days?

BadThinker
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BadThinker

Women have always been this way – reality is fungible to them. This is one of the reasons that the PUA guys typically fall into Dissident thinking.

m@m.com
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m@m.com

Love your work zman but I think you’ve been getting sloppy lately. References to “normal people” is the same as referencing “common sense” — it’s too vague and amorphous to mean anything. At least 35% of the country deeply believed in this Russia stuff; another 15-20% were open to believing it. What does a “normal person” even mean then? Also, smart liberals aren’t that upset about Mueller not coming up with anything on collusion. Consider what Mueller accomplished: he hampered Trump’s agenda for 2.5 years, he cost hundreds of millions to Trump allies in legal fees, he punished various Trump… Read more »

PapayaSF
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PapayaSF

The American Spectator was pretty aggressive with the Clintons in the 1990s, though.

Dan
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Dan

Many of the marching morons that provide the political power base of the commie demonrats are probably stupid enough to believe the bullshit and likes about collusion etc. etc. and the daily propaganda they read and hear about Trump. The leaders on the left and most of the the media whores AREN’T that stupid. They are fully aware of who is guilty of what. They are simply making non-stop use of one of the favorite tools of propaganda…..Projection. The practice of accusing the opposition of the things you are guilty of or plan to do.

Sorrowful
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Sorrowful

Calling out the difference in the two groups is just right and bonus points for “The Marching Morons” (want to bet, when he wrote it, he never thought it would come true? Only … Earth?)

P.S. Re: Left regrouping. Try the Federalist, piece on Adam Schiff. Read the rants by one adamant that DT and Putin involved in daily, perverted sex games and that Barr is corrupt— so-evil-it’s-impossible-to-describe, evil, “partisian hack.” Seems to be where they are this early in the game. Add his ensuring world that the unredacted report will result in Trump/gallows.

Member

They will simply move on to the next fake outrage. They will try outrage after outrage until something sticks for the middle. A lot of people still want to believe, no matter how much they may say that the press is biased, that there are some journalistic standards. They don’t want to be one of those people who say that the bosses are treating the masses like puppets and everything is fake. There is no status or comfort in that

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