The Balloon Heads

One of the unremarked aspects of the current age is that we seem to be experiencing exaggerated versions of various types in the managerial society. For example, Pete Buttigieg is an exaggerated version of the managerial class striver. He is entirely without accomplishments, but festooned with participation medals. Trump is the exaggerated, almost cartoonish, version of the populist resistance. He’s the picaresque populist fighting the system, but all of the dials are turned to eleven.

Michael Bloomberg is turning out to be another wildly drawn version of types that have come to associate with the managerial state. The most obvious being the scheming middle-man, who produces nothing, but is highly skilled at inserting himself into transactions where he can extract a fee. Bloomberg became one of the richest men on the planet by gaining a lock on the flow of data to the financial world. This allowed him to, in effect, tax every transaction, despite having no direct role.

He is he exemplar of the new, post-industrial economy. Instead of inventing something or building something, he schemed to gain control of the flow of information, which allowed him to operate as a tax farmer, of sorts. Silicon Valley operates much the same way now. They don’t produce anything of value to us, but instead skim from the economy in various ways. Big finance is also just a massive skimming operation. Bloomberg is the extreme version of the new economic man.

His personal story is an outlandishly exaggerated version of the Jewish success story in 20th century America. He is the product of eastern European Jews who emigrated in the late 19th and early 20 century. He grew up lower middle class, but was able to go first to Johns Hopkins and then Harvard Business School. America has been great for Jews and really great for Bloomberg. So much so he now intends to buy it, or at least its political class, and add it to his portfolio of assets.

Of course, Bloomberg is the wildly drawn version of the cosmopolitan conservative, or what has become known simply as establishment conservatism. If you look around at what passes for the Right in late managerial America, the so-called conservatives are people more comfortable in the urban setting. Their cultural outlook is that of the man, who rides the subway and hails taxis, just like their liberal friends. For them, the country outside the city is a place you fly over, not a place to live.

This means their conservatism is purely economic and superficial. To call it low-tax liberalism is to give more credit to managerial liberalism than it deserves, but it gets to the heart of the matter. The cosmopolitan conservative believes all of the same things as his liberal antagonists, he just dons the green eye-shade and a highly practiced disdain for personal excess. The difference between the cosmopolitan conservative and the left-wing urbanite is ceremonial and superficial.

That’s what you see with Michael Bloomberg. The difference between him and the core of the Republican Party is so narrow that light can barely squeeze through. He is for unlimited economic freedom for the oligarchs at the top of the system and maximum regulation of the lower classes. You can’t question the morality of him owning a bottleneck on financial information, but he can tell you how many shakes of salt you can have on your fries during your assigned day at the burger joint.

This is no different from what you see in conservative circles. Ramesh Ponnuru, for example, has detailed plans for every conceivable social issue. Kevin Williamson is always at the ready to look down his nose at the complaints of the lower classes about the inequity of the system. If in a mania of hunger, Kevin Williamson accidentally swallowed Ramesh Ponnuru, you would have the perfect archetype of the cosmopolitan conservative attitude. The result would be David Brooks.

As an aside, this is why the anti-Trump types will inevitably support Bloomberg as not just the savior of the Democratic Party, but the savior of “our democracy.” Part of it will be ethnic solitary, as most of the anti-Trump people still take Saturday off, even if it is to spend the weekend skiing. The bigger part though will be the fact that Bloomberg is their Übermensch, their idealized man of the future, who rises above the old conservatism, polluted by Christianity and populism.

Finally, there is another angle to the Bloomberg phenomenon. He is the extreme example of the type that lacks self-awareness to the point where his own behavior destroys that which allows him to exist. What Bloomberg is doing is discrediting the very notion of modern liberal democracy. If he is able to buy the nomination, much less the White House, he will have established that America is no different from Russia or Ukraine, areas ruled by oligarchs with little connection to the people.

To be blunt about it, if antisemitism is ever going to take hold in America it will be due to people like Michael Bloomberg. He is right out of central casting. He ticks every box on the anti-Semite checklist and does so with a big bold check mark. He is the wildly drawn caricature of the happy merchant come to life. His breathtaking lack of self-awareness could create more anti-Semites in one year than have existed in North America since the first humans cross the Bering land bridge.

This is current year America. The public stage is populated with cartoon figures, who have little bodies and massive balloon heads. Their bodies are the sum of their contributions to society, while their heads are the wildly exaggerated stereotype of the managerial age. Over-The-Top Jewish Oligarch has been called in to stop Unfrozen Bolshevik Caveman from winning the nomination, because Gay Managerial Man and Screeching Old Harpy are not up to the job.

It turns out that Marx was wrong when he said the history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. It turns out that managerialism heads right to the farce. The logical end point is rule by overly credentialed poseurs and oligarchical middle-men. It turns out that the managerial state is not going to end in a soft tyranny, but instead it will be eaten alive by an absurd parasitic class it created. Perhaps it just comes to hate itself so much, it chooses the only form of suicide available to it.


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Chiron
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“To be blunt about it, if antisemitism is ever going to take hold in America it will be due to people like Michael Bloomberg“

I hope you’re right, right now America looks like nothing more than a vehicle for Jewish power fantasies.

Drake
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I was thinking last weekend that the DNC convention would come down to two crazy Jews. Not sure who will win in “Over-The-Top Jewish Oligarch vs. Unfrozen Bolshevik Caveman” but race-relations with the tribe will not be the winner.

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Interesting observation from Z-man. Such is not unapparent to our Jewish population, either. I used to competitively shoot at matches with a Jewish enthusiast (this is AZ, where strange bedfellows abound). In those days, McCain was running around with Joe Lieberman and the rumor was that they’d go for the Presidential run as Pres and VP candidates respectively. When the discussion came up, the our Jewish gun enthusiast spoke up and said he was distraught that such should happen as it would be the worse thing for the Jewish Americans as antisemitism would explode—especially if Lieberman should step into the… Read more »

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Shelly v. Kramer 1948 act that eliminate affordable housing, brought race integration made American less intelligent and less attractive Board vs Brown of education 1954 act that eliminate affordable education and made sure curriculum designed to be as pandering as possible its deliberate dumb down American intellectual Hart celler immigration 1965 act that driving the workmen out of decent annual wages, it also nail in the coffin nation known as United States Higher Education Act of 1965 brought student loan floodgates wild open, made sure US economy will be debt based economy FDR to LBJ Era was that all the… Read more »

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They are now pushing the dream ticket of Bloomberg/Clinton. That should help you sleep at night.

What’s the latest from little Mike? Treating hate crimes as domestic terrorism. Frankly ruling how much salt or soda intake is the least of my worries. Oh, and in other news, Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy.

Marko
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I cannot believe that Mini Mike would pick Hillary as VP. He can’t be that stupid. Furthermore, Bernie Bros hate establisment Dems with the fire of a thousand suns. If Mini Mike wants a leftist civil war, he’ll get it surely that way.

DLS
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Dick Morris had a good quip that if that is the ticket, Bloomberg better hire a food taster.

c matt
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c matt

Would not surprise me if he does choose her, gets elected and then graciously bows out due to “health” reasons a few months in. Would be the only plausible road for Hildebeast to become Pres, and Blooming Mike would have the Clinton Crime Machine indebted to him.

Dutch
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Dutch

Stacy Abram’s going to be ticked off and need a serious explaining of how it all works in Clintonopia.

c matt
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c matt

Stacy becomes secretary of state.

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Who could have guessed that the Boy Scouts abandoning its entire history of Christian moral teaching would cause it problems?

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and caving to the pro homo crowd.

Dr. Dre
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Dr. Dre

Similar to what the Episcopal Church is doing. I give that institution less than 10 years. It is living off its trust funds now.

Oliver
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Oliver

The Catholic church doesn’t have to do this because it is milking the “refugee resettlement” scams.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Did I hear “trust fund”?
Tell me more.

Din C. Nuttin
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Din C. Nuttin

What is the difference between the sexual deviants molesting Boy Scouts and the sexual deviant Buttgrieg?

3g4me
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3g4me

Hope the same happens to the damned Girl Scouts, too. Everywhere I go to the store these days I’m greeted by stupid Nice White Ladies and their progeny, along with all their various colored little friends, imploring me to buy their fat/sugar laden cookies – and support GloboSchlomo. Every agenda paid for and supported by the Girl Scouts is anathema to me and mine, and ultimately wants the death of all those little White girls, too, but their mothers are too stupid to see it.

Bill_Mullins
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But, but, if the Girl Scouts go down how am I gonna get my annual fix of Thin Mints?

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ReturnOfBestGuest

I doubt Bloomberg is either that stupid or that suicidal.

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Bloomy’s forefathers made great gains but did not know when to stop and had no compassion for the locals.

Ended poorly for many of Blooy’s sort.

Smart, but not wise.

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ReturnOfBestGuest

If I wished to live to the natural end of my life (and not get shot in the back of the head in Fort Marcy Park,) I wouldn’t choose Hillary as my running mate.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Vince Foster’s day trips to Switzerland on the Concorde had nothing to do with it.

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They always push it a bit too far. Trouble to follow.

Dr. Dre
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Dr. Dre

Also, Pier One.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

BSA points up the idea that communism is a front to weaken rich targets for plunder.

In 1961, a clique of Belgian homosexual communists, who happened to be priests, decided to turn the RC Church. Some 35 years later, their prize: the treasury of the Vatican.

The BSA got gay, and what happens?
Lots of ambitious Lawyers On The Make begin to trawl the public records.

Judge Smails
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Judge Smails

The Boy Scouts own land near Jackson Hole. No telling how much that is worth.

Carl B.
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Carl B.

That midget-Jew wants to be the first Jewish Tyrant since Herod Agrippa II.

Drake
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Drake

Good timing. This morning Bloomberg proposed a transaction-tax – suggesting the federal government skim wealth the same way he did.
https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/bloomberg-to-propose-tougher-wall-street-rules-transaction-tax

Bill_Mullins
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For years I’ve expected some enterprising DemonKKKRat to eliminate the penny (which costs WAY more than $.01 to produce) and just tax the remainder of every transaction which would have used one or more of them.

Marko
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Marko

Remember the old shape-shifting stereotype as well: wasn’t Bloomberg a Republican mayor? Now he’s a Democratic candidate?

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Trump used to be a Democrat now he’s a Republican president

ronehjr
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ronehjr

That’s because Democrats were what Republicans are now.

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For at least the past 30 years or so, it really has been a uniparty. The Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals (it occurs to me that the symbolism of those two names is a little too on-point).

KGB
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KGB

It gets better. The Globetrotters now have a woman and a midget on their squad. I suppose it won’t be too long before they “trot” out a tranny.

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“Xe” will probably help with the transition game.

Stranger in a strange land
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Stranger in a strange land

See what you did there. Kudos.
Xe may, or may not, play any defense, but for sure will be an offensive standout.

Horace
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Horace

The microsecond after the Cold War ended, when globohomo didn’t perceive the need for real Americans to defend their property from the communists anymore, they immediately began planning our ethnic cleansing. All of the horror commies have wrought in every corner of the world did not include actually ERASING any nations, much less an entire civilizational realm. These globalist vermin are orders of magnitude worse evil. I’m voting, at least in the primary, for Sanders. Drain the swamp, or burn it the reeking ashes. Globohomo doesn’t actually have a fundamental constituency. They have a supporting coalition of the fringes, each… Read more »

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“Who will step up to the plate to die for the vision of the future offered by these oligarchs?” Besides minorities and sexual degenerates globohomo does actually have a core constituency, a core ethnicity if you will – the sycophantians you might call them . I used to know a lot of these types. They tend to work in media or “tech” (i.e. something with a computer that doesn’t actually require a lot of brainpower or scary math). They loves some microbrew, some weed, some crazy fruit flavored vape… Superficially they just look like particularly vapid, materialistic Reform Jews but… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
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The Wild Geese Howard

Your last two sentences are spot on.

Globhom can only exist in a post-industrial society with the world’s strongest military, reserve currency, and ludicrous excesses of material goods.

By comparison, look at how Islam thrives under the harshest, most penurious conditions on Earth. The life of the average Muslim flows with a depth of religious faith and belief that no longer exists in the West.

Long-term, if current Western trends do not reverse, my money’s on the Muslims by a country mile.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

pozy, the Zman touched on this signal war between the salaried class and the wage earners, in the long-ago. Wage earners need to show more tangible results, as well (walls erected, units shipped, etc.), so different standards.

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Sanders and Bloomberg both. Sanders was an “Independent” his whole career until he decided to run for President. The shape-shifters adopt whatever form is useful to them at the time, and, as the Zman says, this crop seems to lack the self-awareness to even try to hide it.

AnotherAnonymous
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AnotherAnonymous

Warren was the Republican too – not all that long ago.

c matt
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c matt

So what you are saying she is a once and future Republican?

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Hoo boy. Heap Big Chief Wampum Warren will discover that Iran wants to be free.

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What has been most interesting about the ascendance of Mike Bloomberg is not that he is buying the nomination but that he seems immune to the dirty tricks like pulling out old sound clips of him saying sensible things about blacks. The only people who seem to care about this “leaked” clips are establishment BoomerCons who are collectively getting the vapors and heading for the fainting couches over his raycisst comments. None of them seem interesting in asking if Bloomberg is accurate in what he is saying, and he mostly is, but more whether or not what he is saying… Read more »

Chet Rollins
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Chet Rollins

More interesting is that all these accusations seem to roll off Bloomberg, just like it does Trump. Love him or hate him, the alpha machismo protects him the same way. That part is worrisome if he gets the nomination. He lacks Trump’s charisma, but can make up for it in pure financial power.

Cool for Cats
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Nope, it’s not alpha charisma, it’s becuz he is a rich, rich, wealthy J-E-W, with a capital J, a Jewish, Jewish, Jewy Jewy Jew, and so he gets the automatic J-card, the Get Out of Jail Free card. Because holocaust or something, I forget. Nothing at all to do with co-ordinated control of media, finance and law.

What country are you living in anyway?

Drake
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Drake

The media won’t turn on him while he’s shooting cash at them through a fire-hose. Eventually they might depending on the nomination end-game, but for now they will take his $millions and stay quiet.

Nathan
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Nathan

There’s only one thing you can call MiniMike that won’t roll off his back like water off a raincoat.

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Didler?

(((They))) Live
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(((They))) Live

Bloomberg is immunized against all dangers: one may call him a scoundrel, parasite, swindler, profiteer, it all runs off him like water off a raincoat. But call him a Jew and you will be astonished at how he recoils, how injured he is, how he suddenly shrinks back: “I’ve been found out.”

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

Tell me again why these MAGAtards should be exempt from the post-American hellscape we younger folks will face in the 2020’s and beyond?

Chet Rollins
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Chet Rollins

They should not be exempt, but they’ll be dead. If you’re for a cadaver synod at some point, I’m game though.

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Remember, the job of conservatives is to conserve the left’s gains. The conservatives are so busy getting the vapors about Bloomberg’s racism and misogyny, the left doesn’t even have to bother with that anymore.

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

They’ll trot out Diamond and Silk tomorrow to finger wag with the neck bobs. I almost feel like the very existence of the BoomerCon is to prove to black people that they’re their real friends and lot BoomerLib down the block. Blacks must be amused by so many whitie head cases.

DLS
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DLS

Blacks aren’t even aware of it. They are merely the weapon whites keep swinging at each other.

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ReturnOfBestGuest

It’s surprises me when the first response is outrage and not “is that true?” The NYPD keeps copious statistics on crime https://tinyurl.com/qqrhs4e.
And they count black Hispanics as Hispanic, not Black. So the numbers are somewhat obscured.

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It’s surprises me when the first response is outrage and not “is that true?

That still surprises you?

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ReturnOfBestGuest

Yeah, from some people it does. Especially with the internet at one’s fingertips. Although I have noticed that certain things (articles on certain crimes) have been scrubbed from the google crawler’s index and don’t show up on any of the search engines anymore. I wonder if they’re on fiche at the library?

joe_mama
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joe_mama

To be fair, the cat is out of bag now, that it doesn’t hurt anyone unless you let it. Obviously Trump who shrugged off his past, but Ralph Northam, Justin Trudeau as a few examples.

Don’t apologize, don’t even acknowledge it. There’s too much news and info constantly coming down the pipe. Just wait a cycle or two, and bam the electorate will have forgotten all about it.

Outdoorspro
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Outdoorspro

OMG, listening to Hannity getting the vapors over his “racist” comments was just too much. While I like that he is a staunch Trump supporter, his boomer-con ass-kissing is way over the top.

Dutch
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Dutch

All the things that Bloomberg has said on camera in the past are meaningless. Just engage him in the present. He is basically nonfunctional in an unscripted, free-form environment. Trump would absolutely destroy the man in the first five minutes of a one-on-one debate. Which is why there will never be one, only canned “Mike” ads and highly structured and scripted “press conferences” for the guy.

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I haven’t been able to stand Hannity since…well forever. He is so hokey and greasy. At least Glen Beck has the excuse of being insane, Hannity is just a carnival barker with a large platform.

Member

Below average intelligence. Lives in wealthy NY suburb.

Marko
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Marko

Gosh, and we thought Clown World was 2018-19. 2020 is shaping up to be even clownier. BoomerCons sputtering at racisms while BoomerDems are equivocating. Truly a fascinating development.

John Smith
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Meh. They are all products of their environments, Z. You do them a disservice; they do far more than just tick boxes – at least in the environments that spawned them. In the tribe of the Fake Indian/Chardonnay soaked wahmen – tough questions about economies and policy are not an issue and are not allowed. All that matters is Vagina. Liz’s Vaginal Holiness is so great, it trumps race and gender realities. For Pete Buttplug, all that matters is butt-blasting. Noticing that AIDS is a Darwinian mechanism to prevent homosexuality is unthinkable. Bernie excels in an environment where young university… Read more »

Yves Vannes
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The Seabees and Army corp of engineers are trained to keep the infrastructure up and running in times of calamity. Maybe part of the dissident movement could be the recruitment of and training of personnel to keep the lights on, keep the transportation network functioning and to see that basic functions and infrastructures keep things from collapsing into chaos.

Infrastructure Minutemen. May have greater appeal to fence sitters and normies.

KGB
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KGB

At a personal level, undertake to do as much work as you can on your home, car, and other possessions. For all its warts, Youtube is a great resource for walking you through just about any project or repair. And involved your kids as much as possible. My grandfather was a fantastic carpenter in his free time, made everything from furniture to toys. I don’t know how much he passed on directly to my dad but he too was very capable around the house. Unfortunately, he didn’t conscript me to work on his projects. I’ve had to play catch up… Read more »

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ReturnOfBestGuest

I fixed our snowblower with help from YouTube. 🙂 Then we were robbed and our snowblower was stolen. 🙁

Rwc1963
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Rwc1963

if the DR had it’s shit together we’d be encouraging our younger members to join the Seebees, state and federal law enforcement, etc. Why? To learn skills, network and keep tabs on the boss class.

Running away to MT or WY doesn’t cut it.

KGB
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KGB

It’s true. Think of the factual and fictional examples of Jack Kennedy and Michael Corleone. Their father’s intentions were always to “legitimize” their behaviors by inserting their progeny into the ruling structures.

Maus
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Maus

If you become a cop in one of our vibrant cities, you’ll learn those skills by wading daily in a pool of POC filth. Or, you can “run away” to WY and basically forget that POC even exist. I know which I’d prefer.

Maus
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Maus

The USA is too large, diverse and diffused in its interior to be governed by 1 POTUS, 9 SCOTUS, and 535 Congressional legislators. The actual work of “leadership” has devolved onto thousands of mediocre, unelected bureaucrats. Failure abounds. Therefore, let 10,000 warlords bloom and rule, albeit violently, according to a principle of subsidiarity.

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

>>>If antisemitism is ever going to take hold in America it will be due to people like Michael Bloomberg. <<<

🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

Nathan
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Nathan

WTF now I support Bloomberg? We’ve gotten all the mileage out of Orange Man we can. Boinie is too much of a beta (forced off stage again by uppity wamen) to defeat muh baste President. Let’s put a literal Wall St. Jew in the Presidency. Yeah, yeah, ZMan, “negative identity!”

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

“Negative Identity” is my one significant area of disagreement with Z.

He says it doesn’t work and uses blacks as exhibit A. I say the Black’s problem is the average IQ of 85, and that negative identity has worked out quite well for Shlomo.

Cool for Cats
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We’ll get to Bloomberg himself in a later comment. Meantime though Z can’t help referencing such hateful non-entities like Ramesh Ponnuru (??!? Why is a thing called “Ramesh Ponnuru” even living in my country, let alone having opinions about it?!), Kevin Williamson and the slithering human centipede David Brooks. Why on earth these creatures have not been skinned alive like eels, let alone regarded as thought leaders, is an eternal mystery. Question for Z though: have you ever read anything by Wendell Berry? I consider that his book “Home Economics: Fourteen Essays” is the most interesting deep-diving work of American… Read more »

TomA
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You are describing societal entropy, the conversion of work into useless heat as a result of friction. In a sane natural world in which frugality evolves as a survival imperative, there is a strong incentive to minimize this type of wasteful parasitism. But in an era of extreme affluence, everyone thinks the gravy train will run forever. However, attitudes change fast when things get desperate. See Wuhan as example.

Pickle Rick
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”If you look around at what passes for the Right in late managerial America, the so-called conservatives are people more comfortable in the urban setting. Their cultural outlook is that of the man, who rides the subway and hails taxis, just like their liberal friends. For them, the country outside the city is a place you fly over, not a place to live.“

Careful there, that’s exactly what Jefferson said in between being an evil slave owning agrarian, and what Darré called Blut und Boden…

Is Bloomberg a Shylock?

ProUSA
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ProUSA

Fantastic! I hope that sonofabitch reads this.

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I dunno –this hideous political farce could well end in tragedy, or so it seems to me.

T. Morris
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T. Morris

To be blunt about it, if antisemitism is ever going to take hold in America it will be due to people like Michael Bloomberg. … His breathtaking lack of self-awareness could create more anti-Semites in one year than have existed in North America since the first humans cross the Bering land bridge. I believe this is precisely what will happen, and in fact is happening as we speak. For all their vaunted “intelligence” I sometimes think that Jews (the powerful ones, at least) have to be some of the dumbest people on earth. Their “breathtaking lack of self-awareness” is a… Read more »

Drake
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Drake

I think guys like Bloomy must be on a spectrum like autism. Smart and energetic enough to run around Wall St. making $billions, without ever looking in a mirror and doing a moment of introspection. I think people like that are dangerous.

Dutch
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Dutch

Bloomberg versus Bernie in the Democratic debates should be awesome. A throw-down borscht belt Bloomie Bernie blood battle.

Of course, if Bloomie and Bernie stick to form, Mike will buy him a couple of extra houses on the side and Bernie will quietly shuffle off into the night.

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

He’s definitely on the spectrum. That leaves his greatest vulnerability as his lack of warmth and humanity.

ProUSA
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ProUSA

“Anyone can be a farmer,” says Mike, but few can be a “tax farmer.” Nice description.

Paintersforms
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Paintersforms

“As an aside, this is why the anti-Trump types will inevitably support Bloomberg as not just the savior of the Democratic Party, but the savior of ‘our democracy.’”

Like Bloomberg, they will eventually become Democrats. Or if that party is too wrecked, the Republicans will split into elitist and populist parties.

Paintersforms
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Paintersforms

The last paragraph: exactly! Why so many Republicans insist on being the Dem party of last decade is no longer a mystery. They’re yearning for the end too!

JZs
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JZs

Bloomberg isn’t going to be President. Period.

tonaludatus
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tonaludatus

Z-man wrote of Bloomberg: “The most obvious being the scheming middle-man, who produces nothing, but is highly skilled at inserting himself into transactions where he can extract a fee.” I have been a design engineer in all my life and I would not call this man one who “produces nothing”: From wikipedia: “In 1973, Bloomberg became a general partner at Salomon Brothers, a large Wall Street investment bank, where he headed equity trading and, later, systems development. In 1981, Salomon Brothers was bought[19] by Phibro Corporation, and Bloomberg was laid off from the investment bank.[20] He was given no severance… Read more »

Rwc1963
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Rwc1963

He doesn’t produce anything, he skims like any good member of the rentier class. Same with Zuckerberg and the Google people. It’s all about the skim.

Guys like Hewlett and Packard were real producers.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Yup. It is rumored his terminals had a spy chip in them so he could front-run everybody: the skim.

Horace
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Horace

“Perhaps it just comes to hate itself so much, it chooses the only form of suicide available to it.”

The rest of globohomo, like that maggot Anthony Bourdain, should self-execute for social justice. DO IT FOR THE CHILDREN!

Paintersforms
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Paintersforms

Mercifully they already are by not having children. Too bad most of us won’t be around to enjoy it.

Member

So the Zman is recommending that accelerationists support Bloomberg?

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

If there ever was a man who could hold the system together the longest (he would be the best one in the teeth of an economic crisis) it would be Bloomberg, which is why I don’t support him, as an accelerationist. The mushrooming of anti-semitism which would happen regardless.

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His anti-gun policies could provoke a crisis, but I agree that he is the candidate most invested in maintaining the economic status quo.

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ReturnOfBestGuest

From Haaretz: “AIPAC Must Stop Bernie Sanders – at All Costs” https://tinyurl.com/yxx3u5zl

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

If there ever was a dog whistle to have me support Sanders, that’s it.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

Hahahahaha.

I have a vision in my head of Ben Shapiro running around in a circle yelling “aaaahhhhh!!” because he just doesn’t know which way to turn or which lies to tell….

Calsdad
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Calsdad

Bloomberg’s anti-gun stance – which is VERY well known among the gun rights crowd, will also factor into that antisemitism thing. Most of the pro-gun crowd is either trying very hard to not be antisemitic – or they just simply aren’t anti-semitic. The arguments against the lunatic left gun grabbers are very predictably full of “Jews should be pro-gun because of what happened to them” lines of logic. If Bloomberg gets into office – and starts trying to grab guns with the same ferocity he went after blacks and Big Gulps with – you’re going to see the pro-gun crowd… Read more »

LineInTheSand
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“… if antisemitism is ever going to take hold in America it will be due to people like Michael Bloomberg.”

Maybe it’s because I was extraordinarily unaware of Jews for most of my life, but I wonder how many people even know Bloomberg’s or Sanders’s ethnicity.

Dutch
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Dutch

Having lived amongst the Lefties in the extended fam lately, I picked up some nuggets of intelligence. The current attitude is “don’t bother me with details, just get a candidate that is not Trump and I can then support him”. This tells me they totally don’t want to deal with all of the illegal stuff that’s been going on, water under the bridge, so sorry, move on. They also don’t want to deal with all the clowniness of their candidates, just pick a clown and then go with him. Finally TDS is in full bloom. They would dance at news… Read more »

Marko
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That’s true. Rank and file Dems want Drumpf OUT, regardless. The rabble would be fine with Bernie, but the establishment thinks it has time to corral the rank and file into a non-Bernie camp. If Bernie wins primaries and the nom, then I think a “heart attack” will lead voters to someone else, and minimize open revolt. If you believe in conspiracies.

Normie
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Bernies going to take it. He’s the DEM version of Trump. A ton of energy in his camp and he brings out people that would never vote for another white billionaire.

He’s drawing literally 3 times the people at his crowds and the media refuses to report it.

All he has to do is point at Bloom and say “billionaire.”

Now, Trump vs. Bernie will be enjoyable. 2 complete nut jobs with “salt of the earth” bases going up against each other.

I literally can’t wait.

Sandmich
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Sandmich

I saw that in a Bloomberg related Twitter thread where lefties were dialed in on the fact that Orange Man must be defeated (while not asking themselves why). My favorite justification though was someone saying that at least Bloomberg was rich enough that he wouldn’t be beholden to “special interests”, ignoring the fact that he is the special interest.

The Wild Geese Howard
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The Wild Geese Howard

The best case scenario for the Dem convention is for Bernie to win a strong majority of delegates only to have the DNC attempt to deny him the nomination with some kind of lawfare that produces a brokered convention.

The DR will need a lot of popcorn if that happens.

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

This is five to 10 levels above the usual post, and most of those are pretty good. The only thing missing is the cost of a Bloomberg Terminal with and subscription to connect to that “leased of course” box- about $24,000 per year. It’s about saturating the institutional banking market like MS Office did for word processing, and then extracting the pound of flesh. The words are “Rent Seeking.” There used to be an FTC watching over these things. It was on its knees by the Reagan era and the libertarian “natural monopoly” schtick was taking off, so its last… Read more »

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an entire industry that has severed America so efficiently since 1890.

I’ll take inadvertently appropriate typos for $500, Alex!

sirlancelot
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sirlancelot

While I completely despise Bloom-barf and the rest of his “tribe” have to give the devil his due. They’ve turned a once thriving nation that flew to the moon into a bunch of fat, happy , stupid bastards hooked on free porn and drugs.

Will America survive its parasitic host or the world for that matter ? Tune in next week ! Same Bat-time , Same Bat-channel 🙂

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I have to go to the “Jews don’t have magic powers” thing here. I see that Jews are very frequently on the wrong side of issues in which I am interested, but there was no way they could force hundreds of millions of White Americans to turn into ” fat, happy , stupid bastards hooked on free porn and drugs” if the White Americans didn’t eagerly sign up for the program.

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Jews were in the forefront of psychology early on. They studied the goyim the way a scientist studies bacteria in a petrie dish.

james wilson
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In the 1930’s Garet Garret wrote of the Frankfort School Jews–To the revolutionary mind the American vista must have been almost as incredible as Genghis Khan’s first view of China–so rich, so unaware. Why should anyone fear government? Its cruel and cynical suspicion of any motive but its own was a reflection of something it knew about itself. Its voice was the voice of righteousness; its methods therefore were more dishonest than the simple ways of corruption. Outside of the Communist Party and its aura of radical intellectuals few Americans seemed to know that revolution had become a department of… Read more »

JR Wirth
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Absolutely true. It shouldn’t matter that Sheldon Adelson (Israeli govt. conduit) puts a billion dollars into political campaigns if the “average” American had even half a brain. All they care about it their little slice of pie, which gets a little smaller every year. The most effective money they ever spent was seeding the pockets of evangelical ministers to support the “we need a State of Israel for Jesus to come back” mantra. Fifty years from now the most irreligious parts of the country will be today’s bible belt, and this will be front and center as to why.

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Rare disagree here, Vizzini. The mere accusation of “antisemitism” in some places will ruin a person’s life the same an accusation of racism. I remember a *MAJOR* (/s) incident of antisemitism when I was a kid when “Jews for Jesus” left tracts at local synagogues.

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Oh, I agree with that part — Jews ruthlessly promote and defend what they see as their interests, but shame on Whites for being so vulnerable to it.

Horace
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That’s what a ruling elite with a vested self-interested mission of civilizational stewardship is for. It is not an accident that Jews institutionally seized and culturally transformed the Ivy League, the training ground for American elites. Once our WASP ruling elites were destroyed as a force capable of cohesive self-defense and their remnants co-opted, we fly-overs were left fat, dumb, and increasingly unhappy. Yes, we have turned into ”fat, happy, stupid bastards hooked on free porn and drugs” but so would every other people on Earth when bereft of its natural leadership class. The difference between the Jews and Chinese,… Read more »

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“To be blunt about it, if antisemitism is ever going to take hold in America it will be due to people like Michael Bloomberg.”

Oh, I’ll be around to assist.

Ultra-Pasteurized
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Ultra-Pasteurized

“His breathtaking lack of self-awareness could create more anti-Semites in one year than have existed in North America since the first humans cross the Bering land bridge.”

From your mouth to God’s ears.

The one true Christian God.

Sleepy
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Sleepy

“[Bloomberg’s] breathtaking lack of self-awareness could create more anti-Semites in one year than have existed in North America since the first humans cross the Bering land bridge.” Hmmm…before WWII, there were LOTS anti-Semites in the US, at least by today’s sensibilities, e.g., Henry Ford’s “The International Jew,” quotas at Ivy league colleges, the exclusion of Jews from country clubs, Father Coughlin, Catholics in general, etc. if noticing that 9 of the top 10 donors to political campaigns in 2016 were Jews, that a Jew is planning on spending $1 billion+ of his own money to buy the presidency, that our… Read more »

Sleepy
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Sleepy

This could help up the number of “anti-Semites” — Soros is calling on the US government (or maybe just other Jews) to take away control of Facebook from Zuckerberg:

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/george-soros-remove-zuckerberg-facebook-now-hell-get-trump-re-elected

Our politics really is becoming just a debate between billionaire Jews

c matt
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c matt

For Bloomy, spending $1 billion to buy the presidency is like a guy making $200k spending $3k. Might think twice about it, but only twice.

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“He ticks every box on the anti-Semite checklist and does so with a big bold check mark.”

Big, bold BLUE checkmark, a la twitter. #RealHappyMerchant

Stranger in a strange land
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Stranger in a strange land

Over-The-Top Jewish Oligarch has been called in to stop Unfrozen Bolshevik Caveman from winning the nomination, because Gay Managerial Man and Screeching Old Harpy are not up to the job.
Pure gold.

If I may add…and Creepy octogenarion child hair sniffer and finger poker

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In Woody Allen’s Sleeper, he asks the future people what happened to end civilization, and the answer is “We’re not sure, but it appears someone named Albert Shanker acquired an atom bomb.” Shanker was the particularly obnoxious head of the NYC teacher’s union, and that line always got a big laugh when people still remembered him.

In a similar movie, the question “How did the rule of the Jews come to such a sudden and violent end?” might have the answer, “We’re not sure, but it appears someone named Michael Bloomberg ran for President?”

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I kind of want Bloomberg to win. It is the only way that we will ever get to have a national conversation about Jewish power and influence in America.

I agree that there would be hundreds of thousands of anti-semites created. I think that normies need their noses rubbed into the shit before they wake up. Bloomberg would be a good wake up call.

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The first law Bloomberg would sign would be a very strict hate speech law. And that would pretty well dampen things online and elsewhere.

UpYours
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Ah yes, the accelerationist retard. If Bloomburg wins, USA becomes a wholly owned by China, Saudi Arabia, Mexico or whichever foreign country that contributes to Bloomturd’s $$$.

Maybe in WW2, America should have allowed Tojo to win, that way we could have a national conversation about Japanese aggression and militarism. /s

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Must be strange to belong to a mere 2% of the overall population snd know that nobody really likes you. Not even yourself. Larry David for example in his eponymous show doesn’t present a single lovable tender Jewish character. They have to know Team Black despises them and Team Brown views them as the shysters of the Passion Plays. In my old teaching days it was remarkable to see well-bred politically correct Gentile college kids turn into “ anti-semites” after a semester or two of their first real contact ,and competition with, Semites. Bloomberg was an effective mayor of NYC… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

All the people in “Seinfeld”, with the partial exception of Jerry, who was the set-up man for most of the gags, were absolutely awful human beings. I realized at the time that there was a level of humor there, of which I could not fathom. Thinking back, it was the idea of unleashing these sorts of people on a mostly unsuspecting public (both the minor characters in the show and the viewing audience).

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Yes, they must have realized that and gave George and Elaine “ethnic” names as ( rather thin) camoulflage.

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

“In my old teaching days it was remarkable to see well-bred politically correct Gentile college kids turn into “ anti-semites” after a semester or two of their first real contact ,and competition with, Semites.” – It was the pushiness, credit taking on group projects and general lack of collegiality. Unless you’re from the NY Metro area you’re not exposed to that in your youth. Even LA is too spread out to see the full scope of it.

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Loved that Mr. Farm Aid, John “Cougar” Mellencamp, took 30 pieces of silver to shill for Bloomberg and a couple of weeks later Mini-Mike quotes surface basically calling American farmers morons.

Homer Hinkley
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Like it or not, we live in the computer age. No one here could turn off all their digital devices for a year and survive without regressing back to the 1950s, and regressing back to the 1950s would be physically impossible, so it can’t happen. Given that all information now is digital, the digital delivery man is unavoidable, even if he creates nothing of value beyond the delivery system. Criticizing Bloomburg for delivering information is like criticizing grocery stores for extracting a fee for getting food from the farmer to the consumer. How else are you going to get the… Read more »

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

Bloomberg did indeed revolutionize communication systems among banks, especially investment banking, with his terminals. Banks like Morgan Stanley benefitted and the world benefitted. However, once the saturation took place, it became such a dominant pipeline (see Google, Amazon, etc.) that it created its own market. That’s bad. Your argument is a libertarian one. Small guy makes big in the world, builds the Fountainhead, etc. Ordinarily this is true, but when bottlenecks are created, innovation is crushed and fees are artificially high. Standard Oil changed the world, but it was good that it was broken up. Does anyone like flying United… Read more »

Homer Hinkley
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Wow! It’s always fun to make a comment here and come back a couple of hours later and have someone else explain your own words back to you! You’re the first person in my life who has accused me of making a libertarian argument. I’ve never voted for a libertarian, I don’t read the libertarian literature, I don’t hang out with libertarians, and I probably couldn’t even explain to you the basic ideas of libertarianism. But, hey, thanks for explaining to me that I’m a libertarian! This is a common thing that happens on this blog. You start with a… Read more »

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

I’m not saying you’re a libertarian at all. Long ago, in the early 80’s the mainstream financial media and mainstream politicians with them, cherry picked about 10% of libertarian ideas and then packaged them as an alternate reality. You’re just parroting what they peddled so long ago. No offense taken. And by the way, on monetary policy they are correct, if they only stayed in that original lane. Too bad no one cherry picked their monetary policy.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

Respect for taking the unpopular position that Bloomberg is an innovator who earned his wealth.

I don’t know if you are right, but we must guard against uncritically getting carried away with our own rhetoric.

It is a difficult line to walk between allowing innovators to become justifiably wealthy and incarcerating the monopolists.

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@LineInTheSand Re: “Respect for taking the unpopular position that Bloomberg is an innovator who earned his wealth.” That isn’t really the issue. Even if he earned his wealth fair-and-square (I am of the opinion he did nothing of the kind, but that’s a discussion for another day), does that entitle him to buy the political process, thereby subverting the idea of “one man, one vote” this country is supposed to be founded upon? Does it entitle him to “buy” the governor of Virginia and that state’s legislature, for his own personal ends? Bloomberg is a very dangerous man who –… Read more »

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

“does that entitle him to buy the political process?”

No, I was addressing a separate issue. In the broader context, fVck Bloomberg. Thanks.

Bruce
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Bruce

“Over-The-Top Jewish Oligarch has been called in to stop Unfrozen Bolshevik Caveman from winning the nomination, because Gay Managerial Man and Screeching Old Harpy are not up to the job.”

Funniest sentence I’ve read in a long time.

Alzaebo
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Alzaebo

Hillary’s Trojan horse, I mean Bloomie the genius-genius, forgets that 35 million knowledge workers starved to death when they were told to dig a hole and drop a seed in the “collectivized agriculture” of Mao’s Great Leap Forward, 1958-61.

Major Hoople
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Major Hoople

Your columns usually offer me a smile, but purely aside from the sharp analysis, today’s had me laughing.

Thurgood
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Thurgood

It would not shock me to learn that Bloomberg is running interference for Trump. He is either a sign that the DNC is convinced their nominee will walk away with 2020, or that Trump must be given the benefit of a maximally handicapped DNC ticket. Ultimately, the elite is very concerned about the democratic base having the same moment of clarity that many former Trump supporters have had: realizing that “populism,” is a snow job and that neoconservatism/neoliberalism is the only game in town, regardless of party.

Georgiaboy61
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Georgiaboy61

Good article by the author, but he could have skipped most of it and gotten to the heart of the issue very quickly: Mike Bloomberg is a sociopath, and worse, a high-functioning sociopath, who are the most-dangerous kind. The low-functioning ones lack the self-control to function in wider society, so turn to serial crime instead – rape, murder and so on. The high functioning ones, however master saying and doing the right things to pass as more-or-less normal as they ascend up the heights of corporations or the lists of wealthiest people. Yet, underneath they remain as dangerous as ever.… Read more »

El Club N
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El Club N

Ha! I love it! Kevin Williamson ate Ramesh Ponnuru and shat out David Brooks.