The Community

One way to model how the imperial state functions is to think of it as a single informal community that controls the organs of power. People enter into this community as they would any community. They get to know people, make friends, build connections and over time are considered a part of the community. Every once in a while, one of them falls out of favor and is punished by the community. They are “on the outs” for a while until they can be rehabilitated and returned to good standing.

It is not a formal structure with rules and official membership, like the communist party in Russia was back in the last century. That was an effort to create something where no natural community existed. Instead, Washington is the natural evolution of the managerial class that evolved in the 20th century. People move to the area through one of the many on-ramps of the managerial state. Over time, they slowly become part of the ruling community that controls the imperial government.

It is why reform is impossible. There’s nothing all that wrong with the formal government, at least in terms of structure. The issue is the people running it. For them, the organs of government are there to serve the community, not the country. That’s why they are always finding ways around the rules, subverting the process and manipulating the system in order to achieve ends different from what is intended. For them, the point of government is to serve the community, not the country.

Even though the community is not a formal organization, it has some similarities to the old communist party system. Instead of party officials enjoying special perks like cars and secret access, community members have unofficial perks. For example, the community members involved in the seditious plot to overturn the 2016 election will be exempt from prosecution. That was the point of the IG report, to let the world know the community has looked into the matter and the issue is closed.

If there is any doubt about this, consider the people at the heart of the scandal, who cooked up the fake intelligence dossier. They are so sure of their position, they are now running a new operation to plant community stories in the media. If these people had any fear of Barr or Durham, they would be lying low. Instead, they are doing the same service for the community they were doing before all this. They are members of the community in good standing. They have nothing to fear.

Like the old communist party, community members live with one another in lavish quarters in the capital. Instead of apartments on the Embankment, the community lives in swank neighborhoods in the city. The lower ranking community members live in seven figure homes in the surrounding suburbs. For example, Lois Lerner, the women who used the IRS to harass dirt people in the 2012 election, lived in this lovely home in Bethesda. She now lives on the Vineyard, by the way.

It is this community nature of the ruling class that makes it immune to democratic reform and popular pressure. When reformers are elected and sent to Washington, they are absorbed into the community. As Pat Buchanan pointed out decades ago, reformers arrive in the capital and go native within a few years. The reason is they join the community and soon see their interests as the community interest. Those who don’t are eventually framed or shamed out of office and expelled.

This is why Trump’s game of chicken with the Democrats over impeachment will end in disaster for the country. He thinks they lack the spine to remove him, but they are not interested in removing him, at least not yet. Instead, the community has decided to use him to further the interest of the community. When impeachment hits the Senate, Trump will be given a list of things he must sign in order to avoid conviction. Look for immigration reform to be at the top of that list demands.

Immigration is a good way to understand the psychology of the community. They want to pass reform, by which they mean open borders, not for material gain or because they are ideologues. They want the issue to go away. The most expedition way of doing that is to give the pirates what they want. This is how health care reform worked. The pirates got what they wanted and the issue was put to bed. Your health care is worse, but you are not part of the community, so you don’t matter.

Trump could roll the dice and dare them to convict, but that’s not much of a threat to the community. A few members of Congress will lose their seats, but they will not lose their place in the community. Instead they will land in high paying lobbying jobs elsewhere in the system. That was the lesson of health care. The inner party lost the House in the 2010 election, but all of the defeated members landed in good jobs at good wages in the imperial system. The community still thrived.

It is why reform, particularly democratic reform, is hopeless. You cannot reform something that does not exist in a formal sense. The ruling elite in Washington is a subculture financed by global pirates. The billionaires underwrite the community and the community makes sure the global pirates get what they need from the state. In many cases, the billionaires are members of the community. George Soros and Paul Singer are as much a part of the community as anyone.


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David_Wright
Member
8 months ago

Good insights I guess. Well, I’m off to work now. Bills to pay and work to do. While I am doing that maybe it will come to me why should I even care about any of this.

Kmbr
Kmbr
Reply to  David_Wright
8 months ago

Because you are financing it with your time on earth. $

Another Dave
Another Dave
Reply to  David_Wright
8 months ago

You should care because it’s evil.

tullamore92
tullamore92
Reply to  David_Wright
8 months ago

I dunno…DW makes sense here. Without a guide, some sort of literal technical document to walk us normies through what there is to be done and how we should go about it, what other response can there be? Keep in mind, I’m already drinking heavily.

Kmbr
Kmbr
Reply to  tullamore92
8 months ago

That’s exactly what they want to see. Why do you think Russians were paid with vodka? They’d love it even more if you’d stick a needle in your arm.

I live by this motto- anything they want me to do, push on me,etc.-I avoid it like the plague.

Albino Walrus
Albino Walrus
Reply to  tullamore92
8 months ago

I like the idea of a step-by-step guide on what each of us should be doing. This is something the Left is good at. Look up any Leftist cause and you will find endless information on their various web sites on “What can I personally do to help?” It’s written in a way such that the average person can select items off a list and simply do them with little to no thinking… in proportion to how much time or money they are willing to invest. Even someone who only wants to spend 5 minutes or $5 can still do… Read more »

Ifrank
Reply to  Albino Walrus
7 months ago

“…what each of us should be doing?” Starve the breast. Pay as little in taxes as possible. Consume taxes. Don’t send money to cable companies, television news channels, satellite TV, NYT, the Post. Don’t participate in fund raising for NPR / PBS We live in a surveillance state. Protect your ID. Apps, google, amazon Government uses AI and machine learning to build a dossier on you. Be a prepper. Be prepared. Persuade the persuadables, Stay informed. Read real books. Choose your authors, pundits, mentors carefully. Be strong, stay healthy, be fit, exercise, 7 hours sleep every night, don’t become obese.… Read more »

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  Ifrank
7 months ago

We tried that and they’re starving us.

Frankly it was a stupid slogan, it told them our intentions.

People don’t cede power willingly, only by force. When we had men watching them they ceded power.
We have man bois and women in charge and we expect to hold off the pirates ? The pirates are always present. Every generation has to hold them off. Or justly be enslaved or go extinct.

We are far from weak. Just in will.

Someone asked for a “technical document for normies” above.

Go to the gun club.
They’ll find you.

Dinothedoxie
Dinothedoxie
Reply to  Ifrank
7 months ago

A lot of that is fine advice. But the not paying taxes bit to starve the beast is delusion.

The truth is that they don’t need your taxes at all. They control the military and the world reserve currency and can for the foreseeable future just print any amount of money that they need.

BTW – i advocate getting as much from them as you can – and feel no obligation in return. But don’t deluded yourself into believing that will slow the juggernaut in the least.

Kmbr
Kmbr
Reply to  Ifrank
7 months ago

Exactly! Stay sober, alert, strong. Keep out of their systems as much as possible. Keep your families together. Stay OFF big pharma- particularly any SSRIs. Keep your head clear.

They want you broken, weak, lost and addicted and addled. Particularly addicted.

Everything they want, don’t do. The state of our people is in ruins.

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  tullamore92
7 months ago

Normie to do list, technical document.

A. Fighting is normal, war is normal.
We’re an island long at peace, we’ve forgotten that. Also normal, the english had quite the shock with the vikings.

B. 3 box strategy.

Ballot box
Cartridge box
Lunch box (look at red/blue map).

C. Organize. 4-8 is enough. The rest of us will find you.

james wilson
james wilson
Member
Reply to  David_Wright
8 months ago

Love the post, but my impression is that this one was written for the readers who follow Z in the White House.

ronehjr
ronehjr
Reply to  David_Wright
8 months ago

So you decided to comment just to prove to everybody what a d*ck you were capable of being?

Charlemagne
Charlemagne
Reply to  ronehjr
8 months ago

Was that necessary?

Carl B.
Carl B.
8 months ago

Every member of the “community” needs to have its own personalized lamp post.

Felix_Krull
Member
Reply to  Carl B.
8 months ago

Good idea. Nice, brass plaques epoxied on, no overt threats, just lamp posts with names on them.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Felix_Krull
7 months ago

Felix, I’ll take that a different direction. Each of us, the dissidents, should have a nice epoxied brass plaque with our nom de plume on it to remind us what is at stake and just exactly where those in charge would like to see us hanging out. I know if I see an expectant sign marked “Penetent Man” awaiting my corpse it would be, ever just under the surface of my thoughts Who has the power? We have to communicate under false names for expressing ideas that 50 years ago were as Americsn as apple pie. These creatures walk the… Read more »

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Carl B.
8 months ago

The Capitol will continue as normal until they fear the Districts.

Member
Reply to  Carl B.
8 months ago

Don’t you care about the planet? Reusable lamp posts are the way to go!

SidVic
SidVic
Member
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Plant a tree for ever newly elected member of congress. Tell that their term ends when it mature enuf to hang them from it.

Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
Reply to  Carl B.
7 months ago

Lovely idea. In between slapping up It’s OK to Be White signs, we can post adhesive stickers on street lamps, “Reserved for Chuck Schumer.” Or Marco Rubio, or etc…

Calsdad
Calsdad
8 months ago

Geezus Kryste. No matter how hard the “state” beats you about the head and sticks the whole thing up yer’ butt, you still can’t escape the normie / conservatard belief that the “organizational structure” of the swamp is basically good. The “organizational structure” of the Swamp – is as much a result of the people who inhabit it – as a white society is the result of the people who built it. And the whole premise that there is “nothing wrong with the structure” – is almost the exact same words I have heard out of more lefties than I… Read more »

Calsdad
Calsdad
Reply to  thezman
8 months ago

You’re missing the point. The “Community” inhabits the structure. The current structure was created – to enable the “Community”. The original structure of the government – was an attempt to entirely avoid there being a “community” at all. That original structure is gone.

I think what you wrote in the sentences below – is pretty clear:

“There’s nothing all that wrong with the formal government, at least in terms of structure. The issue is the people running it. For them, the organs of government are there to serve the community, not the country.”

John Smith
John Smith
Member
Reply to  thezman
8 months ago

Now THAT is an interesting difference of opinion – and one worth going into in detail. I want to agree with them both…

Member
Reply to  thezman
8 months ago

I’ve brought this up to lots of people on both the left and the right. Communism and Libertarianism both assume that you can create a new kind of man — either devoted to the collective on the one hand or willing to deal fairly with his fellow man without state coercion on the other hand. Those worlds don’t exist. Similarly, CivNats and Constitutional conservatives assume that if you just get the right rules in place, everything will work. Again, they ignore the fact that evil exists, that people will exploit the rules and that the sort of sociopaths most interested… Read more »

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Venice was ruthlessly communitarian. As a Venetian Citizen you had a *ton* of responsibility, and the higher up you went, the more rights you had, the more responsibilities you had too. But as they became more powerful the elites started to wall themselves off from the general population. It also saw some major setbacks against the Turks and settled instead of fighting (they didn’t really like the Spanish and Knights of St. John for constantly fighting the Turks). There’s a great popular history on Venice: City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas by Roger Crowley.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  BadThinker
7 months ago

A very good book. I’ve read it. Also interesting that the Doge couldn’t take so much as a potted plant from a foreign ruler. Also, the problem was always the same, success breeding oligarchy, and oligarchy suppressing new blood. Human beings have a natural way of slamming the door shut on usurpers after they say “I’ve got mine.”

Alaska Paul
Alaska Paul
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

The founders made the new nation’s bylaws–the Constitution—to make a set of rules and to create a tension that will produce system of checks and balances to keep things on an even keel, and to provide for peaceful transitions of power, rather than revolution and bloodshed. But there is a fly in the ointment. It requires an overwhelming majority of people of goodwill to adhere to the bylaws and not to game the system. It is clear that we do not have that overwhelming majority. So the nation’s business is gaming the system for personal gain. Sociopaths and in the… Read more »

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  Alaska Paul
7 months ago

More good news; sociopaths are bluffers. Physical danger and they’re cowards. To a man.

Al from da Nort
Al from da Nort
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Viz;
Byzantium too. Started as the E half of the Roman Empire. Lasted 1,000 years after the fall of the W half. Had an integrated political and religious culture that they relentless protected and promoted. Outlasted the Huns_!

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

I’m a libertarian. Or was one. I still call myself a libertarian, but with alt-right leanings. I’ve come to the realization that a libertarian society will not work in the US with its present make up. Libertarianism only works in a high trust, homogenous society made up of at least moderately intelligent people. We do not live in such a society, we haven’t in many years, and it gets worse each and every year. The problem is that every power the system has acquired over the years gets turned into a weapon against us. Abolishing the government or at least… Read more »

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Gator
7 months ago

You clearly haven’t been beat hard enough with the wrench of reality yet. Z will administer the beatings daily until morale improves. I was there, brother. It’s really, really hard to get off of the libertarian hope-wagon.

Dinothedoxie
Dinothedoxie
Reply to  Gator
7 months ago

The problem with the libertarian vision is that culture is the sea that we swim in. And like fish, we do not see the sea.

Libertarianism would mostly work in the right culture, until it undermined itself by allowing that culture to be changed out from under it.

Which is basically what happened in a number of US states in the 19th century.

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  Vizzini
7 months ago

They fled the Lombards into the lagoons. They hacked trees and sunk piles and built houses. They began to trade with salt from the sea marshes. They formed clever shifting allegiances and alliances. They warred, they traded, they had a powerful navy. They eventually lost ground to the Turks- but what really ruined them was the Americas. The trade shifted to the Atlantic and then Pacific and the Mediterranean became a backwater. They ran out of money, declined and Napoleon finished them off. Their story is not ours – ours is a giant England – that is facing Vikings. There’s… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  thezman
8 months ago

One crooked judge is all it takes to wreck a law. Nine were sufficient to derail the whole Republic, but it’s not as if Congress or the Exec couldn’t have done the job either.

People who act in bad faith for criminal motives are not restrained by systems, classic 2A argument, white-collar version.

Dinothedoxie
Dinothedoxie
Reply to  Exile
7 months ago

One of the central flaws of the constitution is giving that power to nine judges in the first place.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Dinothedoxie
7 months ago

They took that power for themselves with Marbury vs Madison. They should have been strung up, but instead now we have, well, what we have.

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  thezman
7 months ago

The corruption is normal in history and it just took time.

Its our turn. We stand up and fight, take it from them – or go extinct.
Also normal in history.

I am constrained to point out that given the fathomless incompetence and cowardice of these freaks …we really have no sane or honorable, decent excuse to succumb.

Dinothedoxie
Dinothedoxie
Reply to  thezman
7 months ago

The point that you are missing is this: Either the constitution authorizes the current government or it was inadequate to prevent its development. Either way, the constitution failed. (Apologies to spooner but the point is valid) Yes the governing class sucks. Yes the system sucks too. The constitution creates the framework of the system so it must suck also. This is an all of the above situation, not an either or one. Give up your last shred of normiecon belief – the idolatry of the constitution (as they are want to say, mimicking Mohammedans – “the constitution is the perfect… Read more »

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Reply to  Dinothedoxie
7 months ago

He never said the Constitution was perfect. The Constitution is irrelevant. The “normiecon” belief here is that the system matters at all.

The idea this system is bad implies another system is better. The systems don’t matter.

The people running them do. You need different people with a different culture to have a better country. Whatever system those people use to run the country is just window dressing.

Aditya Barot
Member
Reply to  Calsdad
8 months ago

“It’s a odd thing when you come to think about it. The opportunities for abuse are just about everywhere. There’s no requirements in the Texas State Constitution for bein’ a sheriff. Not a one. There is no such thing as county law. You think about a job where you have pretty much the same authority as God and there is no requirements put upon you and you are charged with preservin’ nonexistent laws and you tell me if that’s peculiar or not. Because I say it is…it takes very little to govern good people. Very little. And bad people can’t… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Aditya Barot
8 months ago

‘”We the people” of today are not the same “we the people” as then’ is probably the most succinct summary of the problem.

Member
Reply to  Aditya Barot
8 months ago

Heh. Just used that John Adams quote this morning in another context. Smart man, that Adams.

Dinothedoxie
Dinothedoxie
Reply to  Vizzini
7 months ago

I use it all the time.

To point out to normie cons that the US is no longer a moral people.

Which means that the US constitution is no longer adequate for the country.

Diversity Heretic
Member
Reply to  Calsdad
8 months ago

Good and astute comment! I, too, see the seeds of out present-day situation in the Progressive reforms of the early 1900s and the acquistion of an overseas and Carribean empire. George Kennan, in his last book, Around the Cragged Hill, proposed dissolving the present federal union and reorganizing into six or eight regional republics and possibly three city-states. They would all have the capacity for self-defense, but little ability to meddle in the affairs of foreign countries. No, I don’t think it’s going to happen, either, but it’s an example of a very bright man realizing that something is wrong… Read more »

Chester White
Chester White
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
8 months ago

That was what basically existed under the Articles of Confederation, and it may be what exists when the federal structure collapses.

Shrugger
Shrugger
Reply to  Calsdad
8 months ago

Your check engine light is on.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Calsdad
8 months ago

I could live in Calsdad’s small gov because I could probably watch the unfit die. However, most people could not and vote for big gov, which metastasizes into the corrupt DC community.

This trend can be fought by confining the gov funding to the local level to curb excesses. But then the problem reappears on a larger level because some unfit localities must be supported. So we must refuse to pay.

WN is more appealing because the burden of the unfit is not heavy and tough love can be applied without accusations of racism.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Calsdad
8 months ago

CD – not “smarter” people, better people. A benevolent despot is better than a crooked constitutional republic or an an-cap sperg-topia.

Drake
Drake
Reply to  Calsdad
8 months ago

It’s not that the structure is “bad”, it just can’t scale up. The structure of the Roman Republic was fine when it was a village, and still worked when it was a state the size of Delaware. After the Punic Wars, it was suddenly an empire stretching across the Med – and the structure stopped working for lots of reasons – too much money (creating corruption) was a big one. Our Constitutional structure worked fine with 13 relatively poor former colonies. Now – after 200 years of progressives hammering away at the Constitutional limits, and vast sums of wealth flowing… Read more »

Aditya Barot
Member
Reply to  Drake
7 months ago

That brings us to the “empire question.” Is empire ever “good?” Every empire ever has comprised of an organized minority that hijacks the machinery of government to serve its own ends which, more often than not, are in direct opposition to the majority population. E.g. Roman legions would have been better served turning their gladia and pilam upon their officers because by serving them in their aggressive wars of conquest they ensured their own impoverishment. Similarly, the American empire doesn’t serve whites or blacks or anyone. It only exploits these (and other) resources in service of enrichment of the cabal… Read more »

Drake
Drake
Reply to  Aditya Barot
7 months ago

Good or bad, empires are always temporary. They go through the phases Sir John Glubb laid out, then they are gone. They rise, get rich, become decadent, and rot away.

Aditya Barot
Member
Reply to  Drake
7 months ago

All things are temporary in the long run. But where they are “good,” they tend to last longer than “bad.” And if they don’t, they are, always, “nicer” than bad and makes all the bad worthwhile in order to get that “good.”

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Drake
7 months ago

Drake: Good point. I’m always inclined toward a scale-based argument. If you look at some of the other arguments I make in this post’s comments, scale has a big role. Big Biz requires Big Gov’t to control it. The threat of political dissent and ultimately violence is what restrains bad actors (the basic principle of government, when you get down to it). A smaller-scale polity can rely on lower-intensity unrest and social pressure to keep bad actors in line. It’s hard to rip off your neighbors when you have to face them at the store, in church, etc… but it’s… Read more »

Diversity Heretic
Member
8 months ago

Having lived and worked in the Washington DC area from 1985 until 2004, this Z-man post is a good description of the way that “the community” absorbs people from the outside. One sometimes overlooked aspect of this is the role of spouses, especially wives. When Richard Nixon was considering Harry Blackmun as a Supreme Court associate justice (bad pick, of course) he specifically asked him some questions about the views of his wife. Blackmun thought they were strange questions, but Nixon realized the influence that a spouse could have over the views of an elected/appointed official. Later on, Blackmun’s wife… Read more »

Carl B.
Carl B.
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
8 months ago

The “Winner Take All” system is defunct. The election of Trump and the perfidy of the GOP has shown us that.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Carl B.
8 months ago

It isn’t defunct for the Left. They actually put their victories to use.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Carl B.
8 months ago

Your argument might sway me if I thought the Democrats were any less perfidious. But they’re all terrible and the system can’t be reformed in the short term, so I just want the candidate most likely to restrict immigration and stop the endless wars to prevail by any means necessary.

Kmbr
Kmbr
Reply to  LineInTheSand
8 months ago

Just stopping immigration isn’t enough anymore, sadly. There must also be mass repatriation.

Diversity Heretic
Member
Reply to  Carl B.
8 months ago

My use of the term “winner-take-all” was meant more narrowly, and refers to the system in federal and state elections where a candidate either wins or loses in a particular congressional or state legislative district, in a state, or in the electoral college. The voters who backed the losing candidate have no significant influence and in jurisdictions heavily dominated by one party it’s usually a waste of time for other party voters even to go to the polls. In such a system, it’s virtually impossible to form a viable third party. Almost all other systems allow for some type of… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
8 months ago

As I said yesterday (yet again), men have got to get control of their women. I’m deadly serious, because they’re a deadly threat and risk.

tullamore92
tullamore92
Reply to  3g4me
8 months ago

Might make an interesting project – for someone more motivated than me – to track every major Left turn since the Founding and see if it can be directly associated with one or more women, be they spouses or senators. God save us all from a woman NOT kept in check against her nature.

Fabian Forge
Member
Reply to  tullamore92
7 months ago

Well it’s traditional that women’s suffrage in the U.S. came down to one woman in Tennessee, who managed to browbeat her son, a Tennessee legislator, into providing the last essential vote to get the last essential State to ratify the 19th Amendment. So that’s a start.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  3g4me
7 months ago

The challenge with men re-asserting control is that there are white knights, with (((legal))) power, that will destroy these men who try to re-assert control. Not that it cannot be done, but at the point we are at now I don’t see it as a possibility. Maybe if Gen Z boys are sufficiently based…

Ifrank
Reply to  3g4me
7 months ago

Not only is it unlikely that men will / can reassert themselves, but they are being pushed evermore into submission by feminism, A major force in the game of identity politics.

Tacitus
Tacitus
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
8 months ago

“It will continue to function until it encounters either or both financial bankruptcy or military catastrophe.” That’s been my (and most in this sphere) opinion for a while, and it’s informed by comparative history, be it Gibbons, Spengler, Glubb, or even the corpus of my namesake. The big questions are: what will this look like, what do we do to best prepare, how do we know when it passes a discontinuity point, and what do we do when we get there? Modern techno-oligarchy is predicated on a continuous cheap supply of energy; solar, wind, and hydro electric combined will not… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Tacitus
7 months ago

We will solve the energy problem. First with compact, modular nuclear fission, then with something else even better.

About your bet – as bad as our debt is, theirs is worse. Our productivity is better, too. Our natural resources are tremendous. Who beats that?

Chester White
Chester White
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
8 months ago

We might have a shot with repeal of the 17th Amendment and term limits

M. B. Lamar
M. B. Lamar
8 months ago

Z, you have tapped into a real gusher of wisdom, if your posts lately are any evidence. Excellent post!

They can have their community. This is still a physical world. No amount of wealth, power, or privilege will help you when you need it the most. The fundamental flaw of a security state is that the security are dirt people.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  M. B. Lamar
8 months ago

M.B., “The fundamental flaw of a security state is that the security are dirt people.” Our opponents know it. At least the tiny hat brigade does. Their motivation lies less with supporting Zman’s Imperial “community” and more with providing a less than robust host nation in which to remain safely hidden and their fingers on the levers of power. The fact that these two aspects are served by the same effort is both design and fortuitous. It is the reason they spend so much effort on pushing degeneracy, chaos, demographic replacement, and the dismantling of both religious and social bonding… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
8 months ago

Interesting predictions made in today’s commentary. I will remember them as I count off the days. Question that comes to mind, will the payment to avoid removal come before the impeachment is tossed, or after? Seems a rash of bill signing before will make such a quid pro quo obvious—even to normies.

sheliak
sheliak
Reply to  Compsci
7 months ago

On this point, the question is whether Trump’s instinct for self preservation outweighs his oath of office. Any honest observer must admit we don’t yet know the answer but my guess is Trump would choose the future of his family’s economic interests over those of the country as a whole.

Jack Boniface
Jack Boniface
Member
8 months ago

This exists at the state level as well. Just look at the family connections of Govs. Cuomo and Newsom.

UFO
UFO
8 months ago

The only thing that can save Trump is the MAGApedes. If he sent out a “call”, I believe thousands or hundreds of thousands would be following it. What call? I don’t know, some kind of civil war stuff. They follow him blindly and right now they still think the rule of law is important, and that they actually live in a country of their own. Anyways, Trump failed on every issue and will lose 2020 regardless, due to rampant voter fraud that he also failed to get under control. If he’s going to get impeached, I hope he doesn’t sign… Read more »

tullamore92
tullamore92
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

I honestly don’t see this. I predict he’ll win in a landslide. Whether he’ll carry through with his promises is another thing (is he a liar, or just THAT restrained by circumstance?). Of course, he’ll still face the same opposition as with his first 4 years. Regardless – and I think Z covered this recently – he’s just another Reagan, a brief pause before the slide inevitably continues. Being as happy as I can be is my strategy.

Mark Auld
Mark Auld
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

U.F.O., you’re most important point is the failure to address the voter fraud problem. Every other issue is comparably small. As has been said before,if the Dems win in 2020 , they run the table.

SixSigma
SixSigma
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

I’m afraid this won’t happen, although it’d be lovely to see. I don’t listen to Ramzpaul on YouTube often, but something he once said still resonates with me today:

“The neoliberal world order seems to roll on regardless of who is president.”

As Tullamore writes below, I too think that Trump is just another Reagan. He’s a response from the cooking frogs that the stove has been turned up too quickly for their liking. And if he’s deposed, what will we frogs do? Go a-marching on the South Lawn?

ProUSA
ProUSA
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

The military dissidents that I read do not follow Trump because he is squishy on immigration and gun control. In fact, they have little faith or trust in him. Nonetheless, they’re loaded for bear.

Member
Reply to  UFO
7 months ago

There’s interesting evidence that somebody already thwarted the fraud in 2016, in 5 critical swing states …

Also, if Trump made a sincere, justified emergency call to arms, to assemble the militia of the whole – he’d have at least 5 million armed men in Washington DC within 3 days.

UFO
UFO
Reply to  ffarkle
7 months ago

1. Source/Link?
2. Agreed. Unfortunately I do not believe he’d have the balls to do it.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Living in the Imperial Capital, I see cracks in the community. Hairline fractures, for sure, but cracks nonetheless. For 50 years, the community was fairly homogeneous. It was whites and Jews, who by education and culture might as well have been the same people. Indeed, they intermarried all the time. That’s changing. The Asians and Indians are coming. Sure, there Asians and Indians (and blacks and Hispanics) in the community before, but they were tokens with no power. But they are now coming in greater numbers, and they’re start to create their own organizations and money sources. The question for… Read more »

Apex Predator
Apex Predator
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

I live here too and for my entire life so I’ve seen it all the way down the line. The issue is this when you are talking about Asians/Indians vs. the current regime. (And you are not wrong btw) Do you prefer being slowly choked to death on avocado toast and mazzo balls or by rice balls and curry noodles? They will all stuff their flavor of poison & corruption down your throat even if they fight among themselves. You can be ruled over by A) People who don’t care about you and see themselves as above you or B)… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  Apex Predator
8 months ago

All true, but it’s one thing to be ruled by a people who look like you – even if they hate you. It’s another to be ruled by those who appear foreign. People notice. Second, the ruling Jews and whites haven’t had any competition – ever. How will they handle different groups demanding power. I think Jews believe that they can buy/intimidate/outsmart Asians and Indians the way they do whites and blacks. I think that they are wrong. Whites can be guilted. Blacks are stupid and just come along for free stuff. But Asians and Indians will always see Jews… Read more »

UFO
UFO
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Cloud white women really hate Asian women. Sometimes I get lunch/drinks with a female Asian colleague (and please don’t get the wrong idea, I’m not a rice burner), but the goodwhite ladies are immediately hostile to her. They assume we are dating. They paper over it well and put on their fake smile alongside a passive aggressive demeanor. The dirt type people couldn’t give less of a shit. Maybe that is not a healthy reaction either, but it is what it is. Let’s see what happens. I agree with you that the Jews will not be able to control Asians,… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

In Nice White Lady shows and movies – which I’ve seen due to Mrs. Citizen – the lead NWL always has a black best friend but Asian women are never seen. You’ll occasionally have an Asian guy but not Asian women or, at least, young Asian women.

These shows producers know what triggers young NWLs and it’s young Asian women.

pdxr13
pdxr13
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
7 months ago

Young East Asian women are beautiful and intelligent. That is a direct threat to NWL over 29, who wants to keep control of her man. Double or triple, for feminist-leaning-yet- NWL who couldn’t be bothered to have some children for her man, and instead has a career and a few dog-kids in her 40+ decline.

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

Spend a fair amount of time in Bethesda. Friends there now bitch about the influx and the impossibility of competing in the schools against the various stripes of Asians—their kids can’t be perfect enough. A slow dawning and they haven’t put the pieces together yet.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  SamlAdams
8 months ago

Same thing is happening in NoVa. The community is feeling what it’s like to be invaded, and, surprise, they don’t like it.

Jews and Cloud whites screwed up. They should have limited immigration to Mexican and Central Americans, who would never threaten them. Asians and Indians will. Indians, in particular, act a lot like Jews. Asians are more conforming but still recognize ethnic and racial groups, i.e. they call a Jew a Jew. They won’t be cowed into pretending Jews are one of them. It’s ridiculous, and they know it.

UFO
UFO
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
8 months ago

I’ve said before that Indians are by far the greatest threat to whites peoples in Canada and America. Far more than Chinese. China is one of the fastest aging countries in the world, and their fertility likely plummeted again in 2019. By 2030 or so there just won’t be any outward population pressure. When was the last time you saw a Japanese person? Same situation here with China will happen soon. Not to mention, China is booming. The Chinese foreign students in Canada are often disgusted at the Indians, Arabs, and Negroes who have invaded. They seemed to be okay… Read more »

Vmax71
Reply to  UFO
7 months ago

Lololol …..you give us Indians way too much credit. We are threat to nobody except ourselves. Listen, I am not above calling a spade and spade but INDIANS??!? When referring to Indians, whom are you referring to? I am North Indian ethnicity form Punjab. The worst contempt and hate I have ever received from any group of people in my 37 years is from South Indians of the Reddy,Rao disposition. They would rather lost money and fail in a venture than see me success venture from it. Their hatred for my success is worth not making profit for themselves. When… Read more »

UFO
UFO
Reply to  Vmax71
7 months ago

Yeah, well I’m not really interested in the different shades Indians come in. My observations above stand correct, about people calling themselves “Indian” who are currently occupying the USA and Canada. They all have a bad attitude, regardless.

Indians are the greatest external threat to us.

We also have our own issues, as you pointed out. We need to fix our people spiritually and get rid of the poz.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Vmax71
7 months ago

Good intel, Vmax.

Patel plunked down a family directory, thick as a phone book, and told me, “there are 8,000 names in here, and I’ve met them, I know all of them by their first name. We have no problem with bank loans or babysitters.”

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Vmax71
7 months ago

Interesting, Vmax. One thing I have noticed is that Indian businesses do use huge amounts of family as labor. This gets around all sorts of law, tax, and bookkeeping issues, if everyone lays low and does their work. There is a lesson for the rest of us in our looking to achieve, build our own communities, and monkey wrench the system from within.

UFO
UFO
Reply to  SamlAdams
8 months ago

Sorry Karen. Your kids are too lazy. We need to bring in Indians to do the jobs white people just won’t do, like finance, accounting, engineering, IT, and management. Before wise Apush came along, keyboards were literally rotting on the desks.

BTW – this is actually how Indians think. Prepare accordingly.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  UFO
8 months ago

Agreed that Indians are far more pushy and utterly corrupt compared to Asians who, btw, are pretty damn pushy and corrupt.

Indians will not take a backseat to Jews and Good Whites. Jews are probably smarter, but the Indians have numbers and they won’t quit. Also, they nullify Jew’s biggest advantage: They recognize Jews as Jews. Indians will do their best to simply block out Jews. They’ll never trust them. They’d rather do business with their own.

Jews don’t have much power if you ignore them.

Fabian Forge
Member
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
7 months ago

It’s interesting and kind of frightening how quickly the Indians ousted the Hasidim from the Antwerp diamond market.

Aditya Barot
Member
Reply to  UFO
7 months ago

It’s all so disgusting and repulsive. A 30 second walk through the neighborhoods colonized by my fellow pajeets should be sufficient to disabuse even the most brain-washed leftist of his notions of “assimilation” and “equality.” For that matter, a 30 second peek into dinner table conversation at the average Patel family would have the same impact.

They wants dem dollas, and dem hwhyte wimminz. No different from blegs in that fashion.

Vmax71
Reply to  UFO
7 months ago

Lol. Not really. Mannish and Apush are getting too expensive sir. It is now Mr. Nguyen and Mr. Philippines who are much more affordable. Mr. Apush is happily crunching data for some firm in Bangalore where he has enough money so that his wife can hire 10 servants to do all her work and they can take 2-3 vacations to “Amreeka and Dubai”. Every year.

Aditya Barot
Member
Reply to  Vmax71
7 months ago

That class of person never left. Or, of they did, they returned. The ones who stay here are almost always the ones who couldn’t “make it” in the old country. “Not sending their best.”

vmax71
Reply to  Aditya Barot
7 months ago

well, these ones who stay are not really a threat…

Aditya Barot
Member
Reply to  vmax71
7 months ago

Or only tangentially in that they’ll use their cousin’s uncle’s son to help them lobby or get that safety green card or safety property.

But the pajeet invasion is truly disgusting and frightening. And of all places, they’ve colonized the ATL. There seem to be far more in the ATL area than even SoCal.

It makes me utterly despondent to observe the sarees, kurtas, and general kachra walking these streets and on it.

UFO
UFO
Reply to  Aditya Barot
7 months ago

They “de-assimilate” over time… an Indian FOB might be a normal guy off the boat… as he lives in our negative culture he becomes more and more “Indian”. Everyone needs those POC oppression points. Your observations are true as well. At least you’re honest about it. White people are, in general, so truly naive. They think because they smiled at an Indian person on the street, Indians are nice and friendly and happy to integrate into Canada. I used to be that way. Now I can see them snarling underneath, despite what their gestures might say. They’re also worse at… Read more »

Member
Reply to  UFO
7 months ago

Some of this de-assimilation is driven by the overall American culture, when I was in school in early 90’s, most ABCD’s (slang for US born Indian kids) were acting white and not into desi culture much beyond some dance/food stuff, and they were definitely not acting AA. By the time I left in late 90’s, the trend towards ghetto culture had started, baggy pants, MFG instead of J Crew, rap music, etc. When I was back at my school last year, it was shocking to see how insular the ABCD’s there looked. It’s almost like there was a college within… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Aditya Barot
7 months ago

SoCal surprisingly is the least desi filled metro area in all of America, NorCal sucks all the newcomers, Central Valley has all the old timers.

Member
Reply to  Vmax71
7 months ago

Man it’s good to see like minded desi bros here. We really need a place for ourselves on the boards, there used to be that guy at red pilled Indian but he disappeared last year.

UFO
UFO
Reply to  indocon
7 months ago

I’m sure you tech geniuses can figure it out. After all, white people were living in the stone age before Patel came to America. 😉

SixSigma
SixSigma
8 months ago

I’ll confess that I’ve been somewhat oblivious to the role of the DC swamp in all of this post-2016 nonsense. I knew that there were bad actors within the government and that a segment of elite DC society despised Trump and his voters, but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago when I happened upon a Drudge-linked article in the WaPo that I began to seriously despise the imperial capital and its residents. A wahmun who was a once an armed forces employee (or something) was running as a Democrat to oppose Trump. In the article, she tearfully likened her… Read more »

KGB
KGB
Reply to  SixSigma
8 months ago

They’re already doing it, and out in the open. so, what’s the reply? Because they’re not going to get nuked anytime soon.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  SixSigma
8 months ago

Yeah the post put me in a mind to see if it was too late for John Allen Muhammad to get some sort of parole and alas, it’s ten years too late.

Interesting case study there. The protectors of the cloud people felt so strongly that the DC sniper was their mortal enemy, the straight, white male, that they let JA skate numerous times. You see that time and again where, for as aggravating as the arrogance is, the incompetence, even in regards to their own safety, is even more so.

Ant Man Bee
8 months ago

Has anybody else noticed that Adam Schiff and Greta Thunberg both sort of look a bit like the mutant baby from “Eraserhead”?

Carl B.
Carl B.
Reply to  Ant Man Bee
8 months ago

Waterheads.

Drake
Drake
Reply to  Ant Man Bee
8 months ago

Fetal alcohol syndrome.

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  Ant Man Bee
8 months ago

How dare you!

joe
joe
Reply to  Ant Man Bee
7 months ago

Sciff reminds me of this guy:
men in black, cockroach alien in Edgar’s skin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQd2Rpv-f9c

Matrix
8 months ago

I’m not sure how in the long run you can guard against any structure metastasizing into a bloated unrecognizable Frankenstein monster over time. On the local level we have schools so ridiculously top-heavy with management that we have lost any coherent view of what education should or could be. My city spends more money on diversity inclusion than giving much needed services. You know the story of over-priced colleges and university’s that keep growing and growing and growing bureaucratically. So what do we worry about in this day and age? Weather Peloton ran patriarchal misogynistic commercials. Yup, that’s who we… Read more »

Albino Walrus
Albino Walrus
Reply to  Matrix
8 months ago

My city spends more money on diversity inclusion than giving much needed services.

The important thing is that we now have sex ed that teaches your kids “gender identity” and “gender expression”.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Albino Walrus
8 months ago

If you look at it that everything they do and support is to break down the culture that exists far from the Capitol boundaries, you won’t be far off, IMO.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Dutch
7 months ago

Dutch,

Yes this. Break down the mores, culture, ancestral ties, honor, faith, family, sexuality, gender roles, hope, franchise, personal defense, etc… and you break Our People.

I challenge anyone to find a single item above that is not under constant and dire assault by these loathsome creatures.

Paul Bonneau
Reply to  Matrix
8 months ago

You’ve picked one of the few areas where the average Jane and Joe can actually do something: get your own kids out. Let the system collapse without taking your children with it.

http://strike-the-root.com/homeschooling-is-easy

ReturnOfBestGuest
ReturnOfBestGuest
Reply to  Paul Bonneau
8 months ago

It’s easy if one income can support a family. Which may or may not involve moving to an area where work for at least one person can pay the bills for the family. Where the work is determines family formation for most people.

Judge Smails
Judge Smails
Reply to  ReturnOfBestGuest
8 months ago

You don’t need income when you’ve got credit! Works for our Uncle Sam.

Orcish Librarian
Orcish Librarian
8 months ago

The notion seems related to the case of regulatory capture in the corporate world, wherein government regulatory agencies are generally staffed by industry veterans who retain bonds of financial(stock and pension) and personal loyalty to their companies. They are members of that community.

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
8 months ago

Trump won’t be impeached. That is a step too far right now for the Imperial Capital. The pitchforks might really come out should that happen. The plan is to dirty him up and then defeat him except that they breed such mongrels as candidates the normal Americans think that they are looking at a circus side show. Never the less Trumps lack of getting tough on immigration and letting Jared and the Republican establishment surround him with back stabbers may do him in. And after 2024 a outsider to the imperial city will be impossible to elect, as President anyway.… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
8 months ago

Smart money would say just wait and see. Trump is a one-off, so at worst they wait until 2024, by which time demographics have shifted even further in their favor.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
8 months ago

This already has ended badly. There never again will be peaceful co-existence between the Beltway Ruling Class and its subjects. Even the current state of Cold War is tenuous. The final break will come when something catastrophic happens, be it war, terrorism or disaster, and the rest of the nation collectively yawns. If the Deep State had not been so ham-handed they could have strung this along another 20 or so years. Hell, it even could have coopted Trump. When state agents decide to do a Black Flag operation, likely on Red America to evoke sympathy among the rubes, the… Read more »

Horace
Horace
8 months ago

“Trump could roll the dice and dare them to convict,..” Sometimes when things are broken, they cannot be repaired but must be replaced. If marxist/globalists do roll the dice and win and actually convict him in a Senate trial, then that will count as a victory for those who think the system cannot be repaired because it will further delegitimize the entire system in the eyes of a huge number of real Americans. Will it be enough in and of itself? No, but the empire will die the death of a thousands cuts, perhaps with a sword stroke at the… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Horace
8 months ago

The system is delegitimized now. Even the normies feel it in their bones. But, yes, the cuts will come and may end with the terrible swift sword on nukes raining down on the Imperial Capitol.

Ayatollah Rockandrollah
Member
Reply to  Jack Dobson
8 months ago

Kim’s warning of a “Christmas present” might be rhetoric, but I’ve heard that he’s got the reach now to land something on the US east coast, and over the last few days, strapped some kilotons to said missile(s) as a test, and that a few paranoiacs in the military in Hawaii are back on high alert…just rumors, though.

Dutch
Dutch
8 months ago

I think of DC as more like one big Mafia family. You are in, or you are out. Being in, and then stepping out, is the ultimate crime, which is what Trump has done. As Schumer says of the CIA, they have multiple ways of making you pay. The Dems and the Reps are like competing Mafia families, they don’t like each other, but they still coordinate to screw the outsiders when it benefits the families.

Member
8 months ago

I would guess that most men that understand how the community of corruption works want to do something about it. First inclinations have to include hanging. Imprisonment and or caning for lesser offenses. They all should get a good dose of caning regardless. Defining their power limitations does not seem to be enough. Corrupt individuals are not bound by those or any other rules. Term limits would help. Appropriate punishments would help. None of them are ever punished. Time to change that con mucho gusto.

Outdoorspro
Outdoorspro
Reply to  JMDGT
8 months ago

Like most others here, I too long for perp walks, hangings and other assorted means for justice for our country and its people. What I struggle with is how it could happen. As we all know, Dr. President Trumps most significant achievement has been pulling back the curtain on the Deep State and show it for what it truly is. Unfortunately, it has been revealed to be much more thoroughly corrupt than most of us probably imagined. It is so completely taken over, especially the law enforcement and judicial branches, that I can’t imagine how it can be set right.… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Outdoorspro
8 months ago

Our experiment in the light hand of government has run its course. It was established in a homogenous white Christian community, far from the existing competing nodes of power. None of that is true any more, and government cannot function in a light-handed way in the polyglot tribal culture we live in. So the heavy-hand of government can only be turned in directions that we find useful. It is now a game to capture the high ground, and ruthlessly exercise the power accorded to those in high places. The process will be a difficult one, but the first step is… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Dutch
8 months ago

Most will not move unless they have to. We will all have a better chance if we can somehow relegate the federal government to its enumerated powers forcing the states to step up to the plate. Like that will ever happen. We are doomed.

Member
Reply to  Outdoorspro
8 months ago

Most people I know are at a loss as to how it will all play out but predict and prefer amicable separation as the ideal solution. Some call for an ethno state. Who is to say that isn’t a bad way to go. Whites deserve their own homeland. White separatism in the existing multicultural nirvana that is being forced on us is possible but difficult. The existing community in Washington doesn’t want that. If the Federal Government can be put in check the States could responsibly run their own deal. They need to get off the tit to do so.… Read more »

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
8 months ago

Can anyone out there still deny the overtly Herbraic nature of this coup?

Guest
Guest
8 months ago

I’ll respectfully disagree that they have nothing to fear from AG Barr. He shows every sign of being extremely serious about tackling the corruption in the DoJ that led to the Trump/Russia sh!tshow. You know that he’s on target because he’s taking flak. There’s an active effort in the MSM to discredit AG Barr and to paint him as a political ally of President Trump. Apparently Vanity Fair has a hit piece on Barr coming soon, and the commies on NPR yapped about it all morning. The Senate may well try to keep a lid on the trial by drafting… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Guest
8 months ago

This is the same kabuki they played with Issa, Gowdy & Nunez. Left and Right play-act a WWF-style media-smackdown & laugh at how well it played to the rubes over drinks together. Team Trump is going to chum red meat all year long about their Christmas 2020 perp-walks for all the Swampers – gotta elect us, goys, or these evil Demon-rats will slip the noose we’re ready to lasso them with. Toss in some Iran & China-bashing and a few jabs about how Lizzie/Joe are bad for Izrul and you get the standard GOP kosher summer-sausage, perfect for the holiday… Read more »

Ayatollah Rockandrollah
Member
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

I’m inclined to agree with both of you — Barr is a CIA/Bush man, and might be a made man, too…but at the same time, the venom directed at him seems of a different character than that fired at Nunes, Gowdy, et alia. Some seem legitimately determined to jail him. They truly hate him.

Might be a show that Barr’s putting on, but the lunatics are legitimately after him in a way and treat him far more rhetorically violently than they have other GOP showmen like the above (and Chaffetz, too).

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

The Soap Opera- secrets, betrayals, reveals, reconciliations, with a hint of adultery. Maybe we’ll get a wedding!

ReturnOfBestGuest
ReturnOfBestGuest
Reply to  Guest
8 months ago

Friend, read up on his role in securing pardons for those involved in the Iran-Contra scandal.

Guest
Guest
Reply to  ReturnOfBestGuest
8 months ago

Barr is a constitutionalist who takes Presidential authority seriously. The notion that Congress can pass laws that circumscribe Presidential authority is inconsistent with a constitutional structure of co-equal branches of government. Barr’s role in securing pardons for those involved in Iran-Contra is wholly consistent with that view. There is no explicit basis in the Constitution for Congressional oversight of the Executive branch. It’s another BS “right” magically discovered by the courts in the progressive era. Since then Congress has sought to expand it’s authority in an attempt to subjugate the Executive branch. We just witnessed the House abuse it’s oversight… Read more »

ProUSA
ProUSA
Reply to  Guest
7 months ago

You didn’t get a single upvote for a very realistic assessment and I agree with you. If, as folks here think, Barr is part of The Community, then I apologize in advance. Until then, I wait for both Barr and Durham. I never did expect Horowitz to produce much, as proven by “no political bias.”

Guest
Guest
Reply to  ProUSA
7 months ago

I don’t live for upvotes, but thank you for your comment. I have been reading and commenting here for around 5 years. This blog used to be consistently one of the best informed comment sections on the internet, but I’ve noticed that recently the commentary has been trending toward less informed analysis and toward more reactionary cynicsm, with a tinge of despair. It’s not a good trend.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Guest
7 months ago

“Guest”: We’re cynical because our prior “informed analysis” was obviously flawed by trusting the wrong men. Those men misled us with bad information which resulted in bad analysis. Garbage in, garbage out.

This blog hasn’t changed that much in 5 years and I’m cynical and skeptical of anyone posting as “Guest” who claims to be a 5 year commenter.

I’ve noticed recently the commentary has been trending towards astroturf and trolling as Z’s influence and reach grows. It’s a good trend, in a backhanded fashion, so long as we don’t fall for the grift.

Guest
Guest
Reply to  Exile
7 months ago

You’re wrong. Five years ago a post typically would receive between 5 and 10 comments. A post with 20 comments was a big hitter. The post on December 10, 2014 (Marie Antoinette with an Afro) has six comments, most of which made a specific point. You can check the archive to confirm. And since you picked a fight, I’ll point out that many of your comments are exemplary of the trend toward reactionary cynicism with a tinge of despair. Repeatedly screaming that the system sucks and everyone is corrupt doesn’t really contribute anything of value–everyone here already knows that. I… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  ProUSA
7 months ago

Durham was Eric Holder’s creature. Sorry.

ProUSA
ProUSA
Reply to  Alzaebo
7 months ago

Looks like you might be right. I should have researched his background: Janet Reno and Holder both used him. He was a VISTA volunteer, which might indicate more than just serving others. Barr sounded pretty tough today. The so-called good guys might just do us all in. Glad you tipped me off. I’m ready to start cussing real loud where I sit.

ProUSA
ProUSA
Reply to  Alzaebo
7 months ago

When someone says, “There’s no politics in John,” or when Schiff and Nadler say “they have profound concerns” about Durham, I wonder if they are speaking out of respect and fear in each case or if they’ve all been bribed to fake their comments about him. If it turns out to be a ruse by Barr and Durham, then we’ve got no place to go.

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-john-durham-investigates-the-investigators-20191126-20191204-2psplwx7dfhrdi4wx5qoxdnh5i-story.html

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Guest
7 months ago

Unless you’ve personally known the man for years you don’t really know what Barr “is,” you only know what his image-crafters would like you to know. It’s a trap we all fall into. I remember telling people what kind of man George Bush was, Ted Cruz, etc… then scratched my head when they never managed to implement a persona-consistent agenda. You can smuggle a lot of criminality, corruption and nonsense under cover of muh Constitution. That’s the story of much of the modern neo-con constitutional conservo-libertarian con-job. AG Barr is going to gloss over this because that is who he… Read more »

sirlancelot
sirlancelot
8 months ago

Perhaps if there was more support for the president the swamp would tread a little bit more carefully ?

Right now they must feel pretty safe to defy the will of the people. Until we recruit more dissidents to our ranks looks like business as usual.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  sirlancelot
8 months ago

I’ll refer you back to the prior post about Lampposts

ReturnOfBestGuest
ReturnOfBestGuest
Reply to  sirlancelot
8 months ago

Perhaps if Candidate Trump hadn’t reversed his positions upon attaining office, you wouldn’t even have needed to post this.

Member
8 months ago

The fourth branch of government is the only one that matters now. A lot of “Conservatives” talk about how Obama people infiltrated all of the establishments such as the FBI and other agencies, but I think it’s been converged all along. Considering that half of them are diversity hires and the other interested only in marking time before a feather bed of a retirement, it’s a small minority (like McRaven) that are craven in their lust for power and consider themselves more important than the elected officials and the people they’re supposed to serve. We aren’t voting our way out… Read more »

Christian Attorney in Ohio
8 months ago

“Trump will be given a list of things he must sign.” I disagree. The GOP has become Trump’s party and any Senator who votes for impeachment or sells his vote for voting against is toast politically. Even moderates, such as Rob Portman here in Ohio, are shocked by Democrat mean spiritness and over reaching. (Reportedly Portman was shocked with the way the Dems went after Kavanaugh (a Buish Republican) Too many Senators (Ted Cruz) want to be president someday. They know the base wants them to both clear Trump and call witnesses to expose the machinations of the Deep State.… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Christian Attorney in Ohio
8 months ago

Ask John Boehner how miserable he feels being “toast” next time he’s swanning around SW OH spending his K-street millions and guzzling thousand-dollar-a-bottle booze. The Community takes care of its crooks in and out of office.

Ayatollah Rockandrollah
Member
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

If there is natural justice, Boehner will spend 15-20 years wheezing and hacking his way toward a painful and miserable death brought on by slow-moving lung cancer, due to the massive quantities he’s consumed all of his life. And now he’s profiting off legalized marijuana, too. Just a rotten man — who also turned his back on his extended family, from what I’ve heard.

I’ll be reprimanded for this, but it’s one of those days…

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Ayatollah Rockandrollah
8 months ago

He’s a human stain, one of the worst of the worst. Read Peter Schweitzer’s “Extortion” for a good idea of what a total crook that dude is.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

John Boehner is an interesting profile. In the early nineties you should of heard the fresh, young (then unknown) Boehner who hadn’t been absorbed by the Borg, truly inspirational. But year after year took it’s tool before he became yet another swamp monster (though less so since he didn’t get quite the gig that Paul Ryan did). My former (R)Congressman probably quit for a similar reason. I went to one of his town halls and he said (lightly paraphrasing) that everyone on the budget committee in Congress knew absolutely nothing about budgeting and financial matters generally; he’d only been in… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Christian Attorney in Ohio
8 months ago

God, what an infuriating cucked loser bought-and-paid-for hack Portman is. I can’t read his name without wanting to spit.

ReturnOfBestGuest
ReturnOfBestGuest
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

He’s just one of many.

Member
Reply to  ReturnOfBestGuest
8 months ago

Yeah, but he’s one of “my” two senators, so it is particularly galling. At least Sherrod Brown doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a socialist lapdog.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Vizzini
7 months ago

Viz – I’m from OH originally, I remember the “Dick Celeste Before He Dicks You” campaign. Concur. The OH GOP is one of the worst state parties in America – cuckety-cucking cucks. Taft was the last semi-legit OH conservative.

Al from da Nort
Al from da Nort
Reply to  Christian Attorney in Ohio
8 months ago

Christian Doc. I share your reservations. P Trump is either the luckiest guy alive *or* he routinely takes proactive counter-measures. For example, he cut Shiff & Pelosi off at the knees by releasing the transcript right after the Ukraine phone call scheme was brought out into the open and it was too late to walk it back. So they had to run the operation even though they had to know it was risky and could easily backfire. And it largely has. I greatly admire and deeply respect Sundance at The Conservative Tree House, who is the author of the link… Read more »

Al from da Nort
Al from da Nort
Reply to  Christian Attorney in Ohio
8 months ago

Christian, I share your reservations about P Trump having to bend the knee to The Turtle to avoid removal. Either P Trump is the luckiest guy alive *or* he routinely takes proactive measures to protect himself. For example, he let Shiff, Pelosi, et al, roll out their Ukraine phone call impeachment scheme and then out them off at the knees by releasing the transcript after it was too late to walk it back. So they had to roll out their compromised operation anyway and it blew up in their faces. What’s Rudy G doing investigating in Ukraine_? Creating leverage, I’d… Read more »

sheliak
sheliak
Reply to  Christian Attorney in Ohio
7 months ago

Why then did Mitch McConnell state way back in mid October that the Senate would hold a trial if the House voted articles of impeachment? This was a clear signal to Trump that he would have to negotiate himself out of conviction in the Senate. McConnell holds this president by the short hairs and he is currently the most powerful and dangerous politician in the imperial capital. Pelosi’s intent to shovel the most laughable, spurious and superficial impeachment articles out of the House and into McConnell’s Senate tells me this has been an orchestrated pincer movement all along. Z is… Read more »

DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
8 months ago

It has been previously quoted on the WRSA site: “We are a nation of sheep, run by wolves, and owned by pigs.” I now drink coffee to help me change the things I can and brandy to deal with the things I cannot. And, I am still prepping for the pending festivities. It would seem the Old Dominion is about to become the tipping point. Bleib ubrig.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
8 months ago

Will somebody puhleeze explain “Bleib ubrig”?

Duck ducked it, nada except something something WRSA.

Questa Nota
Questa Nota
Reply to  Alzaebo
8 months ago

Try looking at German words. Use DDG entering German: and whatever you want to translate. Maybe try each word separately.

DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
DWEEZIL THE WEASEL
Reply to  Alzaebo
7 months ago

Mr. Alzaebo: Bleib ubrig was the expression the Berliners used in 1945 as the Russians approached their city. They knew what was in store for them. The literal translation is: “stay(or remain) together(or whole)”. The colloquial translation is: “survive”. This was all documented in Cornelius Ryan’s non-fiction book: THE LAST BATTLE. I use this when I close a lot of my replies to articles on WRSA to remind “Mein Volk” what is in store for the White Christian Patriot movement in this country if we are not prepared to go “…war to the knife and knife to the hilt.” I… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
8 months ago

Working all of this out in a way that preserves and perpetuates the ideals and the limits of our government is pretty much over, and I think anyone paying any attention would agree, no matter their political persuasion.

So the issue now becomes making sure the heavy hand of governance is aligned with your preferences. That’s all that is left to do now, engineer such an outcome.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
8 months ago

The problem isn’t government, it’s the span and scope of government. Our government was deeply corrupt during the 19th Century, but it was only about 3% of the economy, not a quarter of it, and this is before taking int account bloated state budgets. The swamp simply expanded from a hole with a bunch of reeds to the current monstrosity. Only a currency crisis will shake that up. Government will, mathematically, have to live on half of what it does now. That doesn’t mean the entire swamp drying up, but that’s a good half of it. They’ve never seen that… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  JR Wirth
8 months ago

The problem isn’t the span and scope of the government, it’s the people doing the governing. The wealth and power of Leviathan could be used to bring Silicon Valley to heel, send the invaders back, build a thousand prisons for criminals on Wall Street as well as Main Street, put trannies on reservations, etc… but where there’s no will there is no way. Limited government that allows unlimited private sector social abuse and outright criminality is worse than unlimited government that has some concern for balancing the interests of the public and the state with those of the vulture donor… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

“The wealth and power of Leviathan could be used to bring Silicon Valley to heel, send the invaders back, build a thousand prisons for criminals on Wall Street…” Government won’t do that. It dances to the tune of those places. They have all the important lobbyists, etc. It doesn’t take a big government to secure the border. Government will always be the tool of oligarchy, not the tool of mom and pop bakery owner. The only way to have some control is to shrink it.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  JR Wirth
8 months ago

JR – this is Tea Party libertarianism. Shrinking government and letting the oligarchs oppress you b/c “private sector” isn’t a solution either. Big business is no better than Big Government and only government can rein in billion-dollar multinationals. Big Gov’t is a problem when it chokes small businesses with regulations and excessive taxes, but it’s necessary to keep companies like Google and ADM from acting above the law. In a perfect world we wouldn’t have Leviathan-sized corporations but so long as we do, you either have to use Big Gov’t against them or act outside the law entirely – not… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

As Amazon and Microsoft fight over a multi-billion dollar defense contract. Meaning, Amazon and Microsoft fight over OUR MONEY. As McDonalds busses in Mexicans across the border to staff its restaurants. As nearly the entire Fortune 500 is signed onto all of this. Go ahead, think that little joe blow auto mechanic can wrestle control of the government. How naive are you? Big government is like a bull with a ring through its nose and led by billion dollar companies (meaning, not you ever). The idea of the “people powered” big government is an illusion that many dissidents seem to… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  JR Wirth
7 months ago

JR: What’s more likely – a government that cares for the general public or a corporation that cares for the general public? A modern “legal person” corporation exists to grow and benefit itself with no regard for the health of the host polity or physical environment it exists in. Like cancer. Government is more constrained by the concept of legitimacy – it exists and is tolerated by the people because it is intended to benefit the public at large. In a debased society it’s hard to tell the difference in practice. but with slightly better human capital we could have… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

Human nature and history demonstrate that big government does not aid the little guy, the shopkeeper, the innovator, the inventor, and it never will notwithstanding the contention that big government is necessary in order to batter the Bloombergs, rein in the Rothchilds, silence the Singers, and zap the Zuckerbergs. The paleolibertarians like Tom Woods, Rothbard, and our own Calsdad, have a much better grasp and understanding of human nature than those who pine for muh strongman and muh leviathan. They know that those who lust for power will be attracted to a big, fat, intrusive, meddlesome, and officious central government.… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Libertymike
7 months ago

Mike: paleo-libertarians are less wrong than lolbertarians, but still not right. Woods and Mercer are two of the better ones and Rothbard’s always been a more astute analyst than his ideology suggests.

That said, there is nothing in the paleo-libertarian toolbox from which you can construct a society that can resist predatory plutocracy. The libertarian mindset will not accomodate “because we live here” Tucker Carlson-Pat Buchanan society-first politics because at their root those politics stem from “leviathan strongman” principles like Will. Blood and Soil.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

And don’t think that J. Edgar Hoover, putting on his silk stockings under his desk, wasn’t as maniacally evil as anyone in those offices today.

Exile
Exile
Member
8 months ago

For all that ideology can play a part in politics, what we are seeing today is pure power politics. The Inner Party has no ideology beyond Them vs. Us. They are a criminal elite invested only in exploiting a population they despise. The Epsteining of America is almost complete. The few politicians who show any concern for the proles, genuine or feigned, are blackmailed, bribed, intimidated or prosecuted while the pimps, swindlers and greasy-tongued shills mug for the cameras when they’re not mugging us for cash. Clownish & cruel is a bad combo. There can be no communion with their… Read more »

SidVic
SidVic
Member
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

Well, I for one, am ready to raise the black flag and start slitting throats. Baltimore reference.

Member
8 months ago

Sigh. Today I learned that a lot of conservatives think the right to hardcore porn is a conservative value. To quote one of my detractors, “It’s called freedom, bitch. You don’t believe in it.”

No. No, I do not, if it means watching some sweet 18-year-old girl get talked into doing hardcore porn.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/350940/

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Tranny Story Hour and Double Penetrations are what our grandparents jumped off those landing craft in Normandy to protect, didn’t you know?

Member
Reply to  MemeWarVet
8 months ago

They jumped of those landing craft in order to protect:

(1) the New World Order;

(2) the holiest of all holycauses;

(3) the continued firebombing and razing of German cities;

(4) the continued depopulation of Germanic peoples;

(5) the conditions propitious for starving millions of Germanic peoples post bellum;

(6) ((( our ))) way of life;

(7) the American imperium;

(8) the military industrial complex;

(9) Bolzhevism; and

(10) today’s topic – the community.

Al from da Nort
Al from da Nort
Reply to  Libertymike
8 months ago

L Mike;
With all due respect, all but #3 and #9 were the *result* of winning WWII’s giving unprecedented scope and power to the elite of the ‘greatest generation’. Had those GI’s known about your list, they likely wouldn’t have jumped out of those Higgins Boats, which I’d guess was your actual point.

Member
Reply to  Al from da Nort
8 months ago

Your point is well taken, particularly from the perspective of what motivated the GIs jumping out of those boats.

From the perspective of the bankers, the money-changers, the policy-makers, the big grifters et al, I would submit that all of my list was part of their plan.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  MemeWarVet
8 months ago

Ya know, Meme, in a way, that’s 100% true.

And I ain’t talkin’ libertarians, either.

************

Tranny Story Hour is organized by RADAR, a (((citizen’s))) tolerance and inclusion advocacy group, part of a marketing campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals, in conjunction with the SJW radicals on the board of the American Library Association.

Located in Israel, Teva is the only pharma company that produces gender transition drugs.

And since Paul Singer is a major funder of both the Republicans, TPUSA, and LGBT activism, I’ll bet he’s also a major shareholder in Teva.

Member
Reply to  Alzaebo
8 months ago

I didn’t start out seeing (((special people))) behind every attack on decent American society. It was forced on me.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

This is why Vox is not wrong when he condemns the very term conservative as well as the fiction of “freedom of speech” There is no such thing – the question is whose definitions and limits are applied. When there were blue laws controlling corporatism and decency laws controlling pornography, the average man was far better off – even if he technically had less ‘freedom’ to corrupt himself. And today’s ‘conservatives’ – of any stripe – can share lampposts with the SJWs, their ideological kin.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Ban the pornographers, instead, and solve far a greater number of problems.

(Hint: porn is as tribal a community as Hollywood. Tribal male stars boinking Catholic shiksas, of course, per the ancient mandate- victor takes the enemy’s women.)

‘Ban porn!’ is just Con. Inc baiting the hook, another social issue for the election.

I’m 100% certain they’ll never say “ban immigration”.

ReturnOfBestGuest
ReturnOfBestGuest
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Driscoll is PJM’s resident troll. He’ll dance to whatever tune his masters play.

Evil Sandmich
Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

As usual Ed Driscoll and Glenn (but especially ED) parrot the party line. Good to see the commentors there put a little knee in the groin of their argument.
This is particularly irksome: “After that column came out, it occurred to me that I had the answer: Porn and videogames. That’s what’s making American teens healthier”.
What a jackass. His arguments over there have been so poor I sometimes wonder if he’s intentionally pulling normies into the comment section to have them squashed on the rocks of reality.

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Only tools for Globohomo would write shit like that. Porn dehumanizes people. Those who do it and those who watch it.

Personally I’ve wondered how the free porn sites can even exist without serious financial support. And what we know of the rich, they never do anything out of the goodness of their hearts. There is always a nefarious purpose behind whatever they fund.

UFO
UFO
Reply to  Rwc1963
7 months ago

I’ve never met a dude who pays for porn…

Turn that shit off RIGHT NOW.

Tucker
Tucker
8 months ago

Community, Deep State, Secret Cabal, Shadow Government, Hidden Power, etc. For years I was ridiculed for speculating about such things. I’ll alway be thankful to Trump for giving us final, positive proof. If you deny something this obvious, then we part ways.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Tucker
8 months ago

The moral of the story, with all of the above, is that you don’t want to know any of these people. You would never want to be in that environment. The goal of life is to live it far removed from them.

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
8 months ago

This is a slower process than many of us would like. Having the community/ deep state/cathedral forced into the open is a significant step. So it’s exposed now what?

Now we have to actually do something besides only preaching to the choir. Normies need something more concrete to help them understand the nature of this conflict. This is that something.

Nature and numbers work to our benefit in the long term. Unfortunately, in the short-run we’re in for a rough ride.

SidVic
SidVic
Member
8 months ago

The Kavanaugh hearings brought it home for me. Reading about the accusations it became apparent that the players in that it of drama all went to the same schools and knew, or at least knew of each other. Washington really is a small town, provincial too. Concerning the topic at hand, the qualities of the people dwarf organizational structure in determining outcome. I’ve grown to despise our current elites. They are equal parts patronizing sanctimony, mean-spirited viciousness, ignorance and delusion. The white pill is that it is probably only necessary to remove 10-30K of them from the board to turn… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  SidVic
8 months ago

Attributed to Paul Begala, “Washington is Hollywood for ugly people”. In this case, ugly really does go to the bone.

Member
8 months ago

The US has been on a war footing since the early 40s, never having returned to anywhere near pre-war spending. It is largely this spending that has propped up the “community” along with student loans. The ability to stretch out the unsustainable has been nothing short of amazing. DC and the surrounding suburbs are the richest in the nation. But it’s hard to see how these rackets can go on forever. We are indebting our children to the bankers so scolds and harpies in DC with no children can live high on the hog and our children are indebting themselves… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Tars_Tarkusz
8 months ago

After WW 2 the US did significantly reduce debt, though and debt in inflation-adjusted dollars stayed almost completely flat until 1975. That was the turning point. Ever since then debt has been growing like you gave an American Express gold card to a sailor on shore leave and told him to knock himself out. Why 1975? Probably a lot of pigeons coming home to roost: Social Security, Welfare, Medicare/Medicaid, and a political class whose only solution for the past 45 years has been “kick the can down the road.” Social Security is like this crappy yacht your granddaddy bought and… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Not debt, spending. The US did have quite a few years between 45 and the 60s where there were large surpluses. But that was because taxes were so high, not because the government reduced spending.
Offense spending (anything but “defense”) never got anywhere near pre-WWII levels ever again even adjusting for inflation. The cold war was every bit as financially destructive as any hot war ever was, not to mention the actual hot wars sandwiched in the larger so-called cold war.
The US now has been officially at war for close to 2 decades.

ReturnOfBestGuest
ReturnOfBestGuest
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Going off gold and printing money hasn’t helped. Nor has not prosecuting those behind the money-printing/QE/whatever they’re calling it these days scheme.

AnotherAnonymous
AnotherAnonymous
Reply to  Vizzini
8 months ago

Nixon cut the last of the apron stings to the gold standard around then – that opened the way for FDR/Johnson programs to become sacred American cows

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  AnotherAnonymous
7 months ago

Not Nixon, but his Treasury Secretary.

ReturnOfBestGuest
ReturnOfBestGuest
Reply to  Tars_Tarkusz
8 months ago

BINGO!

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  ReturnOfBestGuest
8 months ago

Second that.

Paul Bonneau
8 months ago

“It is why reform is impossible. There’s nothing all that wrong with the formal government, at least in terms of structure. The issue is the people running it. For them, the organs of government are there to serve the community, not the country.” Which seems to be an argument that the problem IS the structure, since it does not properly take into account human nature, and the drive to power. I agree reform is impossible, and that means the only way out is economic collapse, or some other mechanism leading to war. The below quote applies to the overall picture… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Paul Bonneau
8 months ago

Part of the Magic Paper mythology about the Constitution and muh Founders was the supposed genius of checks and balances, making the wrong men do the right thing, etc… The reality is that no system can withstand corrupt decision-makers. I like Gatto, and recently re-read “Weapons of Mass Instruction,” but he’s a liberal-leaning libertarian at heart. The managerial state is exactly why we have a society that rewards sociopaths and psychotics with status & influence. While solutions require both personnel and policy changes, the simple fact is that a system has no power without enough people who are willing to… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

Government naturally centralizes, grows, and consolidates over time. If you asked the average founder how long he thought our constitution would last, I doubt any of them would have said, well into the 2020s. The constitution was thrown overboard at the turn of the last century by venal, power hungry people, using a population of “educated” people (from public schools) to overthrow the old order. And they did. And they began to centralize, and over a hundred years later we have this magnificent edifice to show for it. An edifice that is now gobbling through trillions just to tread water.… Read more »

Paul Bonneau
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

Boy, you got something different out of this quote than I did. If anything, Gatto is consistently against any managerial class. He’d take us back down to the one-room schoolhouse, or homeschooling, if he could. Teachers directly accountable to parents, what a radical notion!

I suggest reading that book; it’s the best he ever wrote.

As to checks and balances, I agree it looks impossible to keep the managers from getting corrupt (that is, constitutions don’t work). In fact corruption looks like the whole point of government.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Exile
8 months ago

If there’s anything that makes Muh Magic Piece of Paper better than other documents, is that it did take multiple generations to break it down…you know, FWIW.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Paul Bonneau
8 months ago

Do not think of a static ideal, it does not exist. Instead it is a changing dynamic, driven by human greed and fear. One cannot get to that “right” place, but only steer the dynamic to one’s own preferences. It’s time to drop the fig leaf about what is “best”, and push the idea of what is “best for us”. That’s how every other group has always operated, draped in “what’s right” or in themes of “justice”. Time to drop the pretenses of noble aims, and simply go for what is best for us. It’s way past time.

TomA
TomA
8 months ago

All true, and right on the mark. We cannot talk or vote our way out of the mess we’re in. Best case scenario is an overt triggering event that red-pills enough normies to finally jump start a take-back-the-country revolution. It won’t be easy, DC controls a very large and ruthless Jackboot corp (as example, see Manafort persecution). They let their own skate and then overkill civilians, that’s DC character and integrity for you. And that is their weakness. They will be viscerally hated when it goes hot.

Adino
Adino
8 months ago

Every form of human governance from the Mesopotamian City States to today’s global institutions and nation states share one thing in common – they were/are all run by a small number of elites. It does not matter when in history, nor the religion or belief system of the peoples, nor the geographic location on the planet you are discussing. The result is the same. A small group of elites call the shots. That means to me that oligarchies are not some bug in the machine. Oligarchies are not some result that mysteriously falls out of all forms of human governance.… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Adino
8 months ago

Better oligarchs are part of the solution and revolutions are often the only means to “circulate the elites.”

Check out James Burnham’s “The Machiavellians” about Machiavelli, Pareto, Mosca and Sorel. Several of the thinkers there dealt with the “inevitability of elites” and the useful and beneficial role of political violence (or at least the credible threat/risk thereof) in “governing the governors.”

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Adino
8 months ago

The rest of us will always be tools of some oligarchs, somewhere, over time. Best to make sure the people overseeing us view things our way.

Member
Reply to  Adino
8 months ago

Since we’re not close to figuring out that real trick, a nice change would be an oligarchy that doesn’t actively hate the people.

Both Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson actively despised a large amount of the population that they governed. At least Lincoln didn’t hate the *entire* country. I think Wilson actually did — everyone who wasn’t an Ivy League intellectual. We’re still living under their legacy. The current progessive oligarchy, both Democrat and Republican, is Wilsonian.

BadThinker
BadThinker
8 months ago

Blackety Black Pill today, Mr. Z.

CAPT S
CAPT S
8 months ago

Great essay Z-man. Worldviews in mass conflict. The signpost for post-modern governance was when politicians from the 90s started parroting globalist talking points on the “global community.” You really have to understand their vocabulary and the worldview that stands behind it. The globalist doesn’t look at a world atlas and see nation-states with boundary lines; he sees regions and continents. The globalist doesn’t see a landscape of unique communities and distinct cultures; he sees cheap labor, market forces, opportunities for plunder/power. The globalist can’t get deplorables to vote for his worldview, so he buys off bloviating (but pathetically dumb) and… Read more »

Alaska Paul
Alaska Paul
8 months ago

This is an excellent, thought provoking article. I have a couple of comments. 1. The term, “Community” is similar in description to the “Deep State,” which is a more organized connotation. Though I dislike the term community it really describes the resistance to outside influence, reform, interference, whatever, of its existence and purpose. 2. This Community is very resistant to change or breakup. It is like a cancer that has metastasized into the body (politic) and has embedded itself so deep that it is almost impossible to excise from the body without killing the patient. It is a disease of… Read more »

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
Reply to  Alaska Paul
7 months ago

Remember these aren’t soldiers, they are very pampered hot house flowers that will collapse under the least amount of duress.

You induce duress by making life hard in the “community”, you cut off water, electricity and food and watch how fast these people fall apart.

I watched how they handled the Beltway Sniper – they basically were in a continual state of panic. Now imagine what would happen if the power went out during a nasty cold spell for a week or so or during the middle of summer heat wave.

ReturnOfBestGuest
ReturnOfBestGuest
8 months ago

Everything in your essay is true, Z. The elephant in the room trying to avoid our gaze is the issue of blackmail. Did it begin with J. E. Hoover? He was both blackmailer and blackmailee. Have you seen any interest in the fact that the NYC mansion was equipped with surveillance BEFORE being gifted to Epstein by Les Wexner. Why aren’t they calling him to testify?

Andrew
Andrew
8 months ago

Following the logic then: Trump caves or he holds fast. I would think with his ego and alpha characteristics he would hold fast and make them convict in the senate (even though he did cave on the omnibus spending bill). Therefore putting this back to the cloud people, do they convict in the senate if Trump doesn’t cave? And if so, do they rightly or wrongly assume that trump’s base and a substantial amount of Americans will do nothing about it? While prior to the trump age Id assume nothing would happen because the media could spin narratives for cover.… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Andrew
8 months ago

I would like nothing more than to see Trump in the well of the Senate in January, going off like Mussolini, taking the stand (due to his grandiose ego) all sides overplaying their hand a thousand times, Romney attempting to be the new Cicero, and for millions of people around the country to see just how messed up the country is in a way that they’ve never seen before, all with a stock market cratering because the domestic political situation makes Honduras look stable and well run. Trump was always best suited as a wrecking ball.

Alaska Paul
Alaska Paul
Reply to  JR Wirth
8 months ago

JR Wirth—I think that you are on to something. For an alcoholic, addict, or someone near bottoming out, one has to admit that they are fooked up and that their behaviors are the problem and THEY will have to change their behaviors and their whole outlook if they are to get better. Someone has to hold the mirror up and say,”This is what you have become. Do you like what you see? If you keep going you will die. Do you want to live or want to die? It is your choice.” Our institutions have become dysfunctional and self-serving. It… Read more »

Drake
Drake
8 months ago

This all rings very true, very depressingly true.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
8 months ago

The Community unites itself to protect from a foreign threat!

No, not deplorables. I mean a literal foreign threat. And no, not that bunch either, h8rs.

You see, listening to MSNBC all night and this morning, I learned why Trump must be impeached.

Trump is… is… a Secret Russian Agent!!

His very election was THE Russian interference in our free and fair system!

ProUSA
ProUSA
8 months ago

Rush just got through explaining why McTurtle must not do a quick rejection of the impeachment articles and limit the scope of the senate trial. Trump wants a long senate trial in order to expose those higher up in the Clouds who finance and control their governmental and NGO puppets.

The article here is good, but it lacks fight. Why give up on this and resign ourselves to non-exposure, non-destruction of the forces that have made The Community possible?

Michael
Michael
8 months ago

So… A popular violent revolt, or a military coup. Pick one.

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
Reply to  Michael
7 months ago

The military will never do a coup because the officer corps are mostly liberals from upper class families that are invested in the system. And oh they really don’t like normie people at all, most are soulless who have zero qualms about sending their men to die in useless wars.

Think about that for a moment, it takes a real monster to do that.

A popular violent revolt can only happen if the Left does mandatory gun confiscation at gun point.

fodderwing
fodderwing
8 months ago

Depressing.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
8 months ago

Cheer up Z world! If there’s one thing I’ve learned from Conservative Inc. is that there is no problem that can’t be solved by a tax cut! For really difficult problems, enact an amnesty as well. Problem solved!

jim
jim
7 months ago

You assume that Trump, and the Republicans, will compromise.

You assume that they can compromise.

The left is too factional to compromise. There is no one to beat out a compromise wish.

Vmax71
Reply to  jim
7 months ago

If we are taking an informal vote, count my vote to be the POTUS calls their bluff…. . He will dare them them to remove him. This still may do it but the POTUS is going to bring this to a head one way or the other. Either he wins the stand-off or the population sees the truth immediately and makes the appropriate adjustments to their lives.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  jim
7 months ago

It’s like Chernobyl, the night before. All the elements are perfectly in place for a disaster, politically, economically, all the literally crazy characters currently in office. I think we’ll look at this at the biggest tinderbox in generations. Right down to Hillary Clinton helicoptering in at the last minute. It’s like a grand finale of some kind.

Henry Lee
Member
7 months ago

Speaking of being absorbed, in Zell Miller’s book, “A National Party No More”, he relates that soon after reporting for work in the Senate, Joe Biden came in to Miller’s offce and sat down. Biden said, paraphrasing, (it’s been a while since I read the book), at first new Senators are appalled at how things work here. Then there’s acceptance and finally participation.

Zell Miller, a lifelong Democrat, was the best Republican the Senate has had in a long time.

Official Bologna Tester
Official Bologna Tester
7 months ago

I’m starting to love President Trump just a little bit.
From: ” The American Thinker.”

December 10, 2019
“Trump trolls the left on Impeachment Day, intentionally meeting with Russia’s Lavrov.”
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/12/trump_trolls_the_left_on_impeachment_day_intentionally_meeting_with_russias_lavrov.html

BannedHipster
7 months ago

The Conservative Tree House article about Mitch McConnell was damning. Although voting isn’t “hopeless” per se, it’s just that voting for “conservative Republicans” against “liberal Democrats” – or use your favorite adjectives – isn’t going to change much. “The Community” has a status system. You need a parallel status system, so the new politicians, and their staff, don’t automatically join “The Community.” The religious right had something close to this – “The Family” of the “Prayer Breakfast” fame. This has caused over a decade of nasty, conspiratorial articles in the mainstream media. It worked exactly like “the Community” but they… Read more »

Rwc1963
Rwc1963
Reply to  BannedHipster
7 months ago

You’re 40 years too late. We had a chance during the Reagan era but back then no one would have thought we needed that. That said, the ruling class will not allow us to do as you suggest because they hate and fear lower class whites and have done everything to prevent us from organizing to the point of imprisoning our people. Dream on. Oh guns have a lot to do with things. It’s how the elite stays in power. Anger them and they send hundreds of angry white men with guns to arrest your ass and put you in… Read more »