What Must Be Done

The Financial Times, the strange colored newspaper you see at airports, is not known for its skepticism of modern global economics. Therefore, it was a bit of a shock to see the mouthpiece of global finance come out in favor of a radical rethinking of the economic order. They argued that all options must be on the table in order to address the tattered relationship between the people and their governments. In their words, the social contract must be restored after the virus panic ends.

The alleged sentiments behind the editorial are not wrong. The primary duty of any government is the welfare of the people. It’s why we have government. Sure, we assign it functions like protecting private property and enforcing contracts, but that’s not the reason we invented government. Similarly, the state defends the privileges of the rich at the expense of everyone else. This has been true since the dawn of man, but again, this is not why human societies have governments.

The point of government is the general welfare of the people. That means defending against attacks from abroad and attacks from within. The former is straight forward, but the latter is where things get complicated. Defending against internal threats is about a set of laws and customs for the purpose of maintaining order. The character and nature of the people will determine these internal structures. Good order in the lands of the Mohammedan is different than good order in the Orient.

This is not a concern in a world of nations and nation states. In a world of global capital and the free flow of goods and people across borders, it is nearly impossible. The state cannot enforce the customs of its people when its people change with each generation, maybe with each decade. When economics requires the people to yield their ancient customs and liberties, the point of government is no longer the welfare of the people, but as middle-man, facilitating conformity to economic necessity.

This is where the globalist on the Financial Times editorial board fail in their analysis of the current crisis. The social contract, if there is one, is not built around a set of economic policies. It is not a set of rules imposed by the keepers of the economy in order to make transactions as efficient as possible. The social contract is the invisible bonds between the people. It is this dedication to the shared welfare that necessitates the creation of the state in order to maintain those bonds.

Those invisible bonds are not the creation of the state, but the result of the mating decisions of our ancestors. The social contract between Finns is just the conceptualization of their shared history and ancestry. It is unique to them. What makes a Finn and Finn is not where he stands on the map or how he does business. What makes him a Finn is he is the fruit of the Finnish family tree. To be Finn means the ability to one day make more Finns. That’s biology, not economics.

The social contract can only exist among a people with a shared ancestry. If the goal is to restore the social contract, the first step is not a new round of economic fads, but a restoration of the ancient bonds among people. The West must first become a collection of nations again. Only in a world of nations can the governments of those nations preserve and defend the social contract. Safeguarding the welfare of the people can only happen when there is a people, rather than just people.

This is the fundamental flaw of the current order. Cosmopolitan globalism rests on the false notion of homo economicus. This is the assumption that humans are rational, self-interested, and pursue their subjectively-defined ends optimally. More important, it assumes that people are defined internally, rather than by the untold number of invisible bonds and interactions with their society. Globalism assumes man lives in a particular society, because it benefits in some way to do so.

Not only is this false, but homo economicus is in direct contradiction with the concept of a social contract. Socrates could not flee Athens and avoid death, because to do so would mean he was no longer Socrates. Who he was as a person was defined by his membership in the polis called Athens. The social contract cannot exist in a world of atomized individuals. The social contract can only exist in a world where people are defined by their membership in a society of their people.

The editors of the Financial Times are not wrong in their observations. The great inequity in the West is a not only disruptive, it is fundamentally immoral. The strange blend of casual indifference and despotic intolerance by the state, the anarcho-tyranny, is intolerable and will lead to conflict. The heavy-handed abuse of power by the surveillance state will lead to conflict. These are not root causes, however. They are symptoms of an ideology at odds with human nature.

That is, of course, the radical idea that must be on the table along with crackpot ideas like universal basic income. The restoration of nations with governments dedicated to maintaining the welfare of their people. This means the end of mass immigration and the repatriation of as many foreigners as practical. It means the end of global institutions that supersede national sovereignty. It means the embrace of the great diversity of man and the value of good strong borders between people.

Of course, this revolution in thinking will not come voluntarily. This fact is made plain in that Financial Times editorial. The reason the great defenders of cosmopolitan globalism suddenly sound like Marxist undergrads is they want to preserve the current order at all cost. If it means embracing nutty ideas like universal income, that’s fine, just as long as the class of international pirates can ride the oceans of global capital. If that’s what it takes to keep homo economicus going, so be it.

It is another reminder that any reform effort that begins with economics is a fraud, intended to delay real change from being discussed. Tinkering about the mechanism of global capitalism is always an effort to maintain global capitalism. That gets to the heart of what must be done. The first step in restoring the social contract is to accept that the people at the top are irredeemable. The Cloud People hate the Dirt People. It is what defines them. Real reform comes when the Dirt People hate them back.


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Vegetius
Vegetius
1 month ago

The editorial board of the FT should swing, along with the boards of the Economist and a half-dozen other globalist outlets.

They know this. Which is why we’re seeing these ‘mend the nation’ pieces all over the place. And the real social pain hasn’t even started yet.

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Vegetius
1 month ago

Yes. “We are all in this together” campaigns are in full display. These are not just simple lies or misinformation, they are meant to discredit the natural impulse toward retrenching and protecting ones family, tribe, village during distress or threats. One of the tactics of the ivory tower cloud types is to reverse the natural order of social contracts from proximate to distant. Instead of your family and neighbor, it becomes “we”, the whole world. You see this is bigger than you and your family, so get with the program. Turning people away from the proximate to the distant conditions… Read more »

Tarstarkusz
Member
Reply to  Screwtape
1 month ago

Can we all just agree that anyone who escaped to a private island or a yacht cannot come back?

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  Tarstarkusz
1 month ago

Capture and rendition. It’s worked in the past. Delta operators and Seal Team Six are humans, too, and need something to do to alleviate the boredom.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Tarstarkusz
1 month ago

We should send them loads of “refugees” from Africa (here, I guess Haiti and Cuba) to live on their luxe island or yacht. However, I will second the proposal to use their properties as live-fire exercises for elite military units.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Tarstarkusz
1 month ago

If David Geffen’s yacht gets diversified by Somali pirates, QED – God exists, and he’s not over the kid-killing thing.

Tarstarkusz
Member
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Exists AND has a sense of humor!

Bill_Mullins
Member
Reply to  Tarstarkusz
1 month ago

Can we all just agree that anyone who escaped to a private island or a yacht cannot come back?

Meh, let ’em come back; but shoot ’em or hang ’em when they debark. Way too many empty street light posts for my money. 😉

Alzaebo
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
1 month ago

The new Cuban-style wetfoot/dryfoot policy:
“Fire when their foot touches land”

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Screwtape
1 month ago

Precisely why they are so hysterical about anti-Asian ‘hate crimes’ (more typical black violence and an occasional White ‘noticing’). All the stories of heroic immigrant nurses and doctors, and the tragic deaths of obese diabetics in their prime . . . . They’re trying the WWII type propaganda on a globohomo nation.

Member
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

The news media keep using this term “the front lines” to talk about hospital staff dealing with C19 patients. Are the hospitals being shelled or something? I imagine some of those old WWII vets who still have their wits about them have yet another reason to think “why did I fight for these worthless people?”

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  pozymandias
1 month ago

The busiest area of my front lines hospital is the subway sandwich franchise in the lobby (EBT accepted here!). For real. But now that I think of it, the cornucopia of subway “bread” baking, mexican anchor baby dirty diapers, homelessness, and bleach, is appropriate for the front lines of globalism’s war on our people. Every appointment there starts with State issued questions. My fave is “have you traveled outside the country in the past six months?” To which I ask “other than coming here?”. Luckily the rotation of rotund diabetic mexican girls with the pencil eyebrows who “administer” the health… Read more »

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Screwtape
1 month ago

I keep looking for this billboard to pop up. https://imgur.com/lhuYpuf

Member
Reply to  BadThinker
1 month ago

Yeah, but they’re not wearing masks, arrest them!

Kentucky Headhunter
Kentucky Headhunter
Reply to  Vegetius
1 month ago

When we hang 90% of the WH press corps as traitors, I’ll believe that some kind of correction is taking place.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  Kentucky Headhunter
1 month ago

That sounds awfully anti-semitic.

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  Kentucky Headhunter
1 month ago

…or at least a good start

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Vegetius
1 month ago

I was a paid subscriber to Economist for years. I eventually dropped it because they had become such obvious shills for the Social Justice crowd.

(((They))) Live
(((They))) Live
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

I still read it a few times a year

Its always good to know what your (((enemies))) are thinking

Alzaebo
Reply to  (((They))) Live
1 month ago

I hold FT up when people are looking, for status points.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Vegetius
1 month ago

The globalists are the walking dead but still cling to the delusion they can buy off people who have seen the death they peddle.

Karl Horst
Karl Horst
1 month ago

“The West must first become a collection of nations again”…are you talking European Union? I think we know how that’s worked out. Germany has already proven it’s just as tribal as it was a century ago when it declined health care to Italy and Spain. France is already pushing for buying only from their own farmers first, over that of it’s EU partners. Clearly nationalism, or tribalism, still rules under the right circumstances. But it will be interesting to see if this event has any impact on the concept of basic income given the effect of a global economic shut… Read more »

Trapped on Clown World
Trapped on Clown World
Reply to  Karl Horst
1 month ago

UBI is on the same continuum as legalized marijuana and pornography. We’re already seeing it implemented now with the expanded unemployment benefits.

Sure it won’t actually provide for a good life, but that’s not what it was intended for. It’s meant to keep you at home, throwing your life away with a night of frozen pizzas, joints, and some porn.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Trapped on Clown World
1 month ago

Here we go again with the scolds
A fat joint is the very definition of a good life

“Would you care to see the list, m’sieur?
We have an excellent selection of Humboldt’s Choicest Purple Skunk today”

Trapped on Clown World
Trapped on Clown World
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

Marijuana and porn sap ambition and drive out of people. It’s a decadent form of escapism that helps sooth over the fact that you’re 30 years old living with roommates, surrounded by neighbors whose names you couldn’t even begin to pronounce.

There’s a reason places like California are the epicenter of both, while at the same time attacking tobacco and normal male-female relationships

Karl Horst
Karl Horst
Reply to  Trapped on Clown World
1 month ago

“It’s a decadent form of escapism that helps sooth over the fact that you’re 30 years old living with roommates” – or it could just mean you’re from the Netherlands! 🙂

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Trapped on Clown World
1 month ago

Cali is the epicenter? Check the stats dumb ass, we have a very low rate compared to LA, NY, and WA (the real epicenters). Try and use data in your arguments, it’s a big help.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Trapped on Clown World
1 month ago

I loathe weed in all its forms, especially this modern “crack” disguised as marijuana. However if people want to smoke some ditch weed on their own time , so long as they don’t go driving its not my problem. The thing to understand is modernity is an efficiency trap that renders many, maybe most people basically obsolescent for anything but poor paid labor. UBI for all its myriad flaws allow people either to opt out or to supplement the job and make the lower paid work a bit better. Essentially it forces inefficiency into the system. It would still require… Read more »

Trapped on Clown World
Trapped on Clown World
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

It is my problem if someone smokes up. I don’t wanna live in a society with a bunch of burnouts. That’s such a self explanatory desire it needs no justification.

I was a libertarian in the past, it’s a poison ideology that leads to a weak government that doesn’t enforce border restrictions and at the same time a strong government that makes me pay taxes to fund schools where they teach 6th graders about anal sex.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Trapped on Clown World
1 month ago

Those burnouts have every bit as much say about how society goes as you do and thus far have been winning the argument handily on weed and guns and before than booze. I’m not a libertarian but there are things that uptight people consider crimes that are not crimes and worse the attempts to control them simply lead to a police state. Its idiotic to make prostitution, some drugs, booze, porn , smoking, guns or a hoist of things illegal. Its violates the common law of our culture and is futile. Regulate to control social damage and live with the… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

I have this discussion with one of my best friends, who is chronic. His highest political commitment is to protect his personal weed use.

Is it possible, even though that you can handle your weed, that legalization and widespread usage will lead to a much worse society?

His brain cannot comprehend this question.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

I’ve been in that discussion a few times recently, Line. The libertarians really live up to the stereotypes as far as choosing to die on Cannabis Hill over all else and a lot of Our Guys still clutch that woobie. “All you guys who drink can shutup,” etc… I know far fewer “social tokers” than social drinkers. The very fact that weed allows you more functionality makes it harder to control. Especially when you’re a 115+ IQ sperg already, you think you can handle it. One of the first Z podcasts I listened to mentioned how the drug culture was… Read more »

Chaz Chazstein
Chaz Chazstein
Member
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Extremely well said…

Alzaebo
Reply to  Chaz Chazstein
1 month ago

You have four pretty daughters?

An anonymous call said they smelled marijuana. Now, give them to me.

No, you’re not going to jail, we only take hard-core criminals for later release.
This is the Land of the Free.

Hand ’em over. And you’re fired.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Cannabis Hill is the poor man’s Broken Window Theory:

You let them shoot one old white granny’s dog, or granny herself, and then…

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Yep. I might also note that we’ve have 10,000 years to adapt to alcohol use. Basically every civilization to cultivate grain has produced some type of alcohol. And civilizations with less time farming have been most harshly impacted when introduced to alcohol. American Indians for example. Alcohol has an absolute limit in potency, 200 proof (really, 96% or so given hydroscopic properties). Cannabis has not even reached such levels. The shit we had as hippies was a few percent THC. The new stuff from the dispensaries, many more times that. And that’s before you even decide to “distill” it to… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Our inability to embrace regulation and harm mitigation instead of reflexively banning things is why we are in this mess.

Understandably as incrementalism is the name of the game but that which does not bend will break and by not making normal weed legal, you get super weed.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

AB. Defacto weed legality is found all over. That’s not the issue nor was prohibition the cause of the problem. If weed was legalized tomorrow, it would not be any better for the populous. Every weed legalization bill I’ve seen is the same—as they come from the same author it seems. All the bills allow private growing albeit a limited number of plants per individual. However, one court somewhere ruled it OK for a group of users to get together and grow cooperatively, so now we have fields again being cultivated outside of the tax man. Basically, you’ll never regulate… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

The average White guy without weed has an IQ of a hundred. Unless he can out compete a Mexican in the trades (in some areas) his income is inherently limited as he has no more purpose in society than a Black guy. He has little chance of a worthwhile life at least as the old script was measured The Commie are correct in that it is all about class warfare and until people embrace a lot more of that, its not going to get fixed. To what UFO , rioting and protests accomplish nothing , back in 2003 there were… Read more »

UFO
UFO
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Amen, exile. Weed use is so prevalent among young white men. Hell among young men of all races. They act like I’m strange when I refuse to smoke. Seems pretty clear to me that stoners always try to create more stoners. The more idiots wasting their life away in a daze, the less that stoner will feel or notice that he’s an idiot. Be sober. These white guys should be rioting. They’re in their late 20s, or 30s, with no savings, living at home, no wife or girlfriend, dead end job. But they don’t care – all good bro, just… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

Maybe because this society can’t be improved with one weird trick and his smoking probably doesn’t make jack all a difference in the quality of the US life. Baring overwhelming military force to expel 50 million people, rotate the elite and impose economic and social regimes focused on the common good on millions of people this society is not going to change to what you want. Our technology and our urbanization combine nicely with the high value we put on individualism as a culture to create clown world. Its a natural outcome of tech especially computers. Old ideas will not… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

The puritan strain , the overwhelm desire to run other peoples lives is what go that rotten lot expelled over here. Too bad they hadn’t hung them all before Cromwell. We’d probably all be poorer but a hell of a lot happier. Frankly for the bulk of people the future is going to be UBI simply because we can’t or won’t pay people enough for a decent living. We’ve had close to 50 years of wage arbitrage and a subsequent low fertility (below replacement since 1973) and while sure the social situation re: marriage had a significant part to play,… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

abprosper, agreed—but what percent of the population would this entail? The bottom 80-90% or so are fighting over 20% of the wealth as it is. Now wealth and employment are two different things, but there is a relationship. Inability to acquire wealth is often a function of a low paying job. I can’t see how everybody can be on the dole.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Far too many jobs these days are low paying and wage mobility almost always down relative to cost of living . This is because we live in a society many of whose leaders do not want a middle or really a working class. Many city people especially non Whites know this but other than idiots Communists , the rest of the people haven’t figured the grift out as they are still caught in a cold war mentality. Essentially UBI will end with a program that simply mints $1000 US a month per adult citizen plus medical and basically nothing else… Read more »

Pea Body
Pea Body
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

And that’s the problem with UBI, pot, EBT, $1200 etc. it placates the masses from the inevitable revolution that Z alludes. Fuck this shit. Time for a little suffering and to wake our people up.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

AB. Every UBI program I’ve seen proposed assumes it is paid for out of existing revenue the government takes in. Now I don’t believe that for a moment, but never the less, that is the case. The minute such a program is paid for by simply printing money, the program collapses, and it won’t take decades, but years. Therefore, the statement that at least the poor sucker in the street has a few dollars his pocket is a dream. He’ll have a few dollars in his pocket, like the citizen of Zimbabwe had a Trillion dollars in his pocket, and… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Its not possible to tax enough for UBI. Hell Robert Heinlein understood that way back in the late 30’s in his UBI novel For Us the Living (published 2003) Its has to be minted money to work and the tax you pay is inflation. And note here the broad consensus is that US society cannot support more than 20% GDP taxes at the federal level which won’t even pay for a rudimentary welfare state. The consensus that allows such things isn’t there and never will be. Thus is we go UBI, it will have to be minted And yes its… Read more »

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
1 month ago

Z Man great essay as usual. Z man I hope you don’t mind I am going to hijack the discussion for a minute today in the hopes that Cotto or Paul Gottfried read your blog? Or someone who knows them and can get a message to them? Cotto what the hell? Get yourself a decent microphone. You sound like shit! Nobody who listens to you can hear your questions to Paul Gottfried. This has been going on for weeks but you just keep putting up inferior technical quality podcasts. Your content is decent and I always enjoy hearing Paul Gottfried.… Read more »

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Thanks

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
1 month ago

AMREN had poor audio quality last time I listened as well. Just makes the whole thing seem unprofessional.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Why do the dirt people not hate the cloud people, and what will it take to awaken them?

These are the questions for our movement going forward.

Sandmich
Sandmich
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Some of them don’t think the cloud people even exist, and if they do they think they’re on their side. I even cross-eyed looks from normie-cons when I say something cross about Mark Zuckerberg because they think a business oligarch must secretly be on their side.

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

Sandmich, a friend the other day was going on about elon musk. How he needs to be supported, blank check and whatnot, because he is a visionary and visionaries are the ones who inspire the great breakthroughs that will ultimately lead us to utopia. I just bit my tongue. Granted, this friend is rich and lives in the bay area so there is a halo there. But still, there is definitely an unwarranted affinity for the technocrat oligarchs that may have something to do with the lack of well-aimed hate. These bringers of shiny toys get a pass that people… Read more »

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Screwtape
1 month ago

Musk is a weird child of the middle class turned cloud-person. One of the reasons he really doesn’t ‘fit’ anywhere. Peter Thiel fits into that category too. These guys sort of see the forest *and* the trees, but too often come down on the side of the cloud people…

(((They))) Live
(((They))) Live
Reply to  BadThinker
1 month ago

Musk is a White South African, he plays along with the cloud people but I think he knows its all BS, the signs are all there, he certainly knows who controls the (((Media)))

Watch one of his rocket launches, not as diverse as the cloud people would like, so Musk likes to have a token black or a few ladies wheeled out for the cameras, its sad that he has to do this but its all in the game

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Screwtape
1 month ago

Xers in particular seem prone to worship the tech overlords – kids like us ate up the “garage-techie” bootstraps mythology from the days when Bill Gates was still stealing Altair Basic for shekels and Steve Jobs was pretending to like basement nerds at Xerox so they’d do his R&D for some pizza coupons.

Trapped on Clown World
Trapped on Clown World
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Dirt people have always been unaware of cloud people. It’s way any revolution had to be pushed along by a contingent of cloud people who thought they would benefit in the new hierarchy. Right now our elites are in almost complete agreement over everything. The new world order, while depressing living standards for the commoner, has expanded the capacity of the elite boat. So much so that if you are a 120 IQ and have a somewhat reasonable work ethic you are almost guaranteed to be wealthy. To get back to your question, it will take cloud people to awaken… Read more »

MBlanc46
MBlanc46
Reply to  Trapped on Clown World
1 month ago

A120 IQ, a decent work ethic, and a willingness to do something that the elites want done.

Trapped on Clown World
Trapped on Clown World
Reply to  MBlanc46
1 month ago

Nothing is really asked of you other than to go along with the shared religion. Beyond that it’s not a very difficult life. That’s why everyone does it, that ease of access is why you haven’t seen an outsider elite form like you saw in the time before the 1950’s.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  Trapped on Clown World
1 month ago

A bit like criminal gang initiation and then you get to be a made man.

Monsieur le Baron
Reply to  Trapped on Clown World
1 month ago

And to be willing to turn a continual blind eye to the rawdogging of the Dirt People. Morality and the desire to do right by God. Alternatively, selfishness and the ability to rise faster than dues paying fifty years. What self-respecting person can wait that long?

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
Reply to  MBlanc46
1 month ago

That hasn’t worked out quite that way in IT and increasingly so in the rest of STEM. How long before most of the rest of the knowledge economy begins to suffer the same fate?

Member
Reply to  Yves Vannes
1 month ago

What I tell people who I think will listen is that there’s basically nothing you can do just by being smart and hard working that will lead to a secure and prosperous life in the long run. The elites WILL notice and WILL take it away from you. Most think I’m just trying to discourage them but a few can read between the lines.

Karl Horst
Karl Horst
Reply to  pozymandias
1 month ago

It has more to do with where you live, than how hard you work or how smart you are. As far back as Bismark Germany our government supported the working man and understood and respected the relationship between management and skilled workers. It’s still basically true today. America and Britain on the other hand, have never embraced this approach. And to this very day, do everything they can to oppress the working class. This is why every time there’s an economic downturn, American workers get tossed in the street. It’s why during this horrible pandemic, US unemployment will most likely… Read more »

tristan
tristan
Reply to  Karl Horst
1 month ago

Where does all the money come from to cover this shortfall. AFAIK the bundesbank cannot inflate the currency and the euro debt market is in the shitter?

Alzaebo
Reply to  tristan
1 month ago

A good, honest question to Herr Horst- because whatever they’re doing, it works, despite the repeated hammerblows against a demonstrably great Volk.

Like the landesbanks, the public/private healthcare system, and school apprenticeships (skilled workers with experience by 16)- I want to know more.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Karl Horst
1 month ago

Yes indeed. Surprising—or maybe not—that a foreigner has more insight into our economic situation than the typical American. There is much to learn from the German model. And yet, your elites have betrayed you as well wrt race purity. Why? How?

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  MBlanc46
1 month ago

That’s 10% of the population maybe less, essentially a nomenklatura class of sorts. Its roughly the number of people whose income has kept place with inflation as well though it doesn’t overlap exactly as people with a “dirt people” mindset are locked out in exchange for “diversity ” types hired by the government.

Member
Reply to  Trapped on Clown World
1 month ago

I’m not sure it’s all that easy but your comment reminds me of an audiobook I listened to a couple years ago when I had a very dreary job driving at night. I forget the title but it was by a definite PoC (person of Cloud). The book was basically an attempt at prognostication about technological and social trends over the next few decades. The author made a point of mentioning that he was apparently pals with Hillary and Bill Clinton and a bunch of other pillars of degeneracy and elite crime. One of the predictions he made was that,… Read more »

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Question 1: cuz we’re all in this together to flatten the curve
Question 2: when dirt people realize we’re not all in this together

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Stranger in a strange land
1 month ago

I think ridicule is a big part of getting where we want to go re: Question 2.

Jon (((Liebowitz))) Stewart inflicted massive damage on W’s second term this way. The Great Meme War scared the hell out of the Left because the Right was wielding this weapon effectively for the first time.

So far, the best terms I’ve heard are “Flat Curvers” and “Social Distancing Warriors.” Both are effective because they link the target to something unpopular.

What else can we come up with?

Bunny
Bunny
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Everything’s a psyop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ “The reason the great defenders of cosmopolitan globalism suddenly sound like Marxist undergrads is they want to preserve the current order at all cost.” To burrow deep down into the rabbit hole, what if the end game of the Cloud People is to instead destroy all faith in our institutions, wrecking the current order to replace it with something new? What if they are more accelerationist than you guys? Just throwing that out here. What if they want us to hate them and what they have wrought and clamor for change? What if conspiracy theories are… Read more »

tristan
tristan
Reply to  Bunny
1 month ago

I think that is more likely than not and seems in part the Trump thing. Buiid a cult of personality of the brave lone hero. Show the complete corruption of all the existing institutions that part of the population would normally support. By the end of it they will be cheering for Martial Law and a complete replacement. with whatever comes. It bears a striking similarity to the Cult of Personality to Mao Zedong, Not saying they are not corrupt and should be shot in the face – but it helps to burrow out the existing edifice to strip its… Read more »

Bunny
Bunny
Reply to  tristan
1 month ago

Maybe you will get your strong man after all? Most likely it will be incremental, though. Corona reaction is just laying the groundwork.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Bunny
1 month ago

Honolulu has a homeless camp of 11,000 people, yet they are laying off nurses for lack of patients. (Most of the female home care givers won’t show up to work, too afraid, as well.)

Media Central New York declares an escalating crisis, yet American critical-only supply is still nonexistent, while NYC, Ottowa and Paris hospitals receive contaminated or useless supplies from China.

Psy-op? Who would want a psy-op?

If I was the PLA, I’d be loading the Red Dawn paratroopers on planes, like, yesterday.
We don’ need no steenking HB-1 visas.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

I’ve seriously thought about making a sandwich board and wearing it when out and about, with phrases like “Social Distancing Warrior” and “OMG! Germs are SCARY!” and so on.

Bunny
Bunny
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

I’ve seriously thought about making a classic “repent” sandwich board. Not sure about “the end is near” part.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Bunny
1 month ago

Bunny: We’d both be arrested as ‘terrorists’ and ‘deniers.’

theRussians
theRussians
Member
Reply to  Bunny
1 month ago

working on a design for a cape once masks are manditory

Alzaebo
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Cower In Place
Law of the Shiv
Prease reave

Ok Groomer
stompy foots
Big Harpy

Yiddistan
Grievance Alliance
Chink Bug

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

I like al qaeda virus for when people realize they’re rights are being curtailed, again. Then again that might be my inner nerd being a nerd.

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/07/kushner-coronavirus-surveillance-174165

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Cloud people don’t even have to do their own dirty work anymore. Clown World has become so normalized through decades of pozz’ed education and culture that only a small percentage even notice things they shouldn’t notice. The western peoples have become their own worst enemies defending and enacting policies that leave them with nothing in the long-term. The awareness of this is growing in dirt people so we’re seeing more and more oligarchs coming out from behind the curtain attempting to shore things up. But by far it is normal well intentioned whites who do all of the dirty work… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Yves Vannes
1 month ago

Yves – This plays back into what Zman wrote about yesterday. The vast majority of those ‘well-intentioned Whites” are women doing their usual thing, and White men need to first stomp on them, and then redirect them.

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

3g4me, I wish you were right but too many men don’t want to rock the boat because it may cost them something. So they go along knowing what they are doing is counter productive.

There’s a bit too much blaming the WQ in the dissident movement. It is always some group of men setting the agenda not women. Going after women is a way of putting off or avoiding confrontation with other groups of men.

“Hey Honey, why did you buy into that crap that we let those other guys fill your head with?”

Alzaebo
Reply to  Yves Vannes
1 month ago

A-bloody-men, Yves. Women follow where men lead. Head of the snake time.

ProUSA
ProUSA
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

That is easier said than done. I mentioned to my liberal sister who swears that she is not subject to fake news because she won’t watch CNN but completely trusts the BBC, that an informed person mentioned the possibility of second and third wave breakouts of the virus due to the lack of a herd immunity caused by the panic to self quarantine and or stay at home dictates of the state. As a former nurse she could understand the logic. When I told her that Mark Levin was the individual who pointed this out to me, she replied, “Is… Read more »

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  ProUSA
1 month ago

Pro, you touch on an important point here. The people we fundamentally disagree with consider the source on everything, as to the veracity of it. NPR can do no wrong. If something comes from Fox or DJT, it can’t be right. Kavanaugh must be guilty because “believe all women” about something vaguely remembered in an alcoholic haze from decades ago, dredged up though “recovered memory”. But Joe Biden’s staffer being, uh, basically raped, and reported to others at the time, must be ignored. It’s all about the source.

ExNativeSon
ExNativeSon
Reply to  Dutch
1 month ago

Dutch, your point is so sadly true. For me, the premise, data, conclusion are what I look at. And if I don’t like the result that is tough. Actually I have usually learned more from people I disagree with than people I agree with because I go through all of my arguments and if theirs still wins then I make the changes I need. Most people, primarily cloud people, are not like that in the least. When I find a great topic and discussion in a bad source like Fox I will work to find the same basic discussion from… Read more »

Bunny
Bunny
Reply to  Yves Vannes
1 month ago

This is a good counterweight, but you can’t get normies to watch it.
https://secondnaturejournal.com/the-betrayal-by-technology-a-portrait-of-jacques-ellul/

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
Reply to  Bunny
1 month ago

Merci beaucoup.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Many of them do. The problem is that they lack the drive and ability to actually run our complex society and lack the mindset required to wind it down. That love of progress is a huge chunk the Faustian model of our society and changing that is a slow process. Its happening but don’t expect it all at once. Right now if the dirt people replaced the cloud people, the abstract nature of modern governance would mean they’d become the cloud people in time. The other options to that are a theocracy an/or an end to the union as the… Read more »

ProUSA
ProUSA
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

The government is powerful; they must be our bosses (AOC said so. She was spawned during an era that made her believe this. She was never taught to think about what liberty means and the rights of free men). Business and corporations set prices; that’s their job. Our job is to pay whatever they decide. That’s their understanding of economics, having never learned about things such as buyer and sellers agreeing on a price and value, about monopolies, about trade, etc. Limited government. What is that? After all the government must be strong for us to be strong, right? I… Read more »

ExNativeSon
ExNativeSon
Reply to  ProUSA
1 month ago

Pro, you are absolutely right about teachers. And here I am talking about college and university professors. It is not just, “That which pays me I must obey.” It is usually not even obey; it is “That which pays me is right.” Even with tenure, you don’t want to rock the boat because you will no longer get grants and you probably will lose the courses you wish to teach and be stuck with the courses and times no one wants. I have worked in federal law enforcement and NO, they will not take sides with us. If anything, these… Read more »

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

The left seem to think the cloud people are the right for some reason. The right has been enamored with libertarianism too long. Establishing an us versus them mentality is important.

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
1 month ago

And I attended the HL Menchen Club meeting last year as did the Z man.
The content was decent and I enjoyed it.
But seeing the technical fiasco was painful.
I work in this area of audio and video and watching what looked like a geriatric Red Skelton skit trying to get a PowerPoint to work was very painful.
We got to organize and execute better!

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
1 month ago

Been watching “Hell on Wheels” as a diversion for a little while each night. It’s hokey/campy. But it does illustrate one thing–even though the building of the Union Pacific was scandal ridden thing (Credit Mobilier comes to mind) it was a sort of honest graft. Sure the big guys took money under the table, but the little guys got access to cheap land for homesteads, goods and a means of getting the product to market. Towns and industries popped up all along the rail lines. The place my family came from became a wealthy little town because two railroads intersected… Read more »

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

Only tangentially related, but since the topic came up: It’s frequently said in our movement that they Constitution died in 1865. There’s a lot of truth to this, especially for our Southron Brethren whose ancestors suffered under the Northern boot. But for those of us whose ancestors were already West of the Rockies during the War of Northern Aggression, the Transcontinental Railroad was far more significant than the war. Californians didn’t have a reason to have a Southerner’s inherent skepticism about Muh Constitutshun until the Mexification of the state in the past 30 years. My point? We arrive at this… Read more »

nailheadtom
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

” the little guys got access to cheap land for homesteads,”

The land wasn’t so cheap for its former owners who gave up their lives in a futile attempt to keep it.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  nailheadtom
1 month ago

Locke notwithstanding, you don’t really own what you can’t defend. It’s a sh*t-sandwich for the losers of that struggle but there was no way the feather-Indians were going to withstand contact with civilizations 1000+ years ahead of them. Knowing what we know now we’d likely do a little better, but I’m not going to tar my ancestors with that brush.

MBlanc46
MBlanc46
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

Good point. They treat us like natives. And annoying natives, at that.

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  MBlanc46
1 month ago

One does wonder if the freak out over the Peking Pox would be so intense if it were only killing inconvenient Dirt People. Sort of like around here. Nobody gave a shit about opioids until their kids started dropping in places like Westchester County….

Alzaebo
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

Can’t see and be seen at their favorite shwarma cafe now.
This is a major crisis.

From “Rabbis go to Chinatown for a parade, ignore Corona virus!” to “It looks like we’re going to need mass graves in Central Park” in under 2 months.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

Any report on how the Native Americans (“Injuns,” if you wish) responded to the imposition of wonderful free market capitalism with only a sprinkle of necessary graft and corruption, and all the riches it brought them? 🙂 If there is any lesson for the future it seems to me that it is this: Don’t expect the people who intend to replace you will be any more humane than your ancestors were to the people you displaced. Plenty of room in there for the dreamers to say things like Karma and Just desserts, but (to use a historical example) when the… Read more »

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

Our conquerors will not treat us nearly as well as we treated the Indians.

And if you think we didn’t treat the Indians very well, see my previous statement.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

The Indians, were at least given a “homeland” (such as it was) to inhabit and rule. That they did nothing with such is their problem—genetically/socially. We might not do too badly to be treated as they were.

UFO
UFO
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Yeah. The white man always had Christianity which severely tempered his tribal/genocidal urges. It’s likely that a non-Christian group with the technological advantages whites has would have simply killed off the entire planet except their own race. Now of course whites are no longer Christian, by and large, and this ideal is turned against us by outsiders. Most whites don’t realize how much non-whites despise us. We trigger deep feelings of jealousy and resentment. They want to vaporize us in order for them to stop feeling inadequate. Not all non-whites feel this way – the more secure would stand on… Read more »

bilejones
Member
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

How are thing in Hanover?

Trojan House
Trojan House
1 month ago

I would argue that their “radical rethinking” is not really radical rethinking at all. It is just a continuation of, perhaps even a greater push, to more Marxist agendas that have been promoted endlessly in recent years. A UBI, for example, was already tried here in the province of Ontario. It cost billions to implement leaving the province one of the most indebted in the nation (among other reasons), or in North America for that matter, even though it was just a trial!!! (A new provincial government scrapped the program) Arguing that the point of government is the general welfare… Read more »

UFO
UFO
Reply to  Trojan House
1 month ago

What part of ON are you in? Do you have discord or kik? I’m trying to meet like minded people but so far they don’t appear to exist IRL in Ontario lol. Problem with your comment is that Alberta is only 65% white. Frankly it looks just the same as Ontario, which looks just the same as Montreal. “Cowboy” vs. “Anglo” vs. “Franco” is just an outdated relic used to artificially divide our white populations. Fact is the non-whites occupying our provinces don’t give a shit about cowboy culture, nor french-canadians nor anglos. Same 3rd world slop no matter where… Read more »

Guest
Guest
Member
Reply to  UFO
1 month ago

Confirmed

The Babe
The Babe
Member
1 month ago

I love the smell of revolution in the morning…

joey junger
joey junger
Reply to  The Babe
1 month ago

Normie don’t surf.

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  The Babe
1 month ago

…smells like…I don’t know…victory.
(since noone else wanted to say it)

Epaminondas
Member
1 month ago

It won’t take much to get the Dirt People hating the Cloud People if more of our rulers start talking like that WHO asshole who wants to forcibly remove children from their parents if they are deemed “at risk” of viral infections. Imagine where this could lead. Foolish bureaucrats may actually end up lighting the fuse.

joey junger
joey junger
Reply to  Epaminondas
1 month ago

There’s a “Telltale Heart” quality that’s always been curiously evident in our elite, like they enjoy walking up to the precipice and antagonizing the unwashed to see how close they can get to setting them over the edge without actually doing it. I don’t always go hard on the JQ but it has to be said that they are their own worst enemy, terminally addicted to mocking people and bear-baiting (everyone from Paul Krugman to Bill Maher has this sort of snickering, curled-up sarcasm quality to them). They’re having fun flicking the bear on the nose but the chain around… Read more »

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  joey junger
1 month ago

Every episode of Seinfeld was this, as well as most of Mel Brooks’ movies.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Epaminondas
1 month ago

Epamonindas – They’ve been doing things like that for years, both in Europe and here. In Germany and Scandinavia, families who try to home school or whose children inadvertently let slip that their parents speak about reality at home have been forcibly arrested and the children put into foster care – at times deliberately with Mussulmen. Others in the US have had their children forcibly medically treated.

theRussians
theRussians
Member
Reply to  Epaminondas
1 month ago

I am trying to apply that to Canada, the land of “good intentions are good enough for me”. if there is progress in this direction, it is slow

joey junger
joey junger
1 month ago

The subject is too deep for a blog comment (or probably even a blog entry) but Carl Schmitt’s contrasting of thalassocratic (sea-based people) versus tellurocratic (land-based) by way of Halford Mackinder is really what it comes down to: People are either attached to a land or they’re attached to using the sea to take advantage of people and this has always been the way it is (I’m making a distinction between exploration and conquest via sea vs. mercantilism). Literal pirates, Corsairs and buboes traveled by ship under a king’s protection and now the Indian IT workers fly in under the… Read more »

Maus
Maus
Reply to  joey junger
1 month ago

There’s nothing inherently wrong with using the sea as a means to advance your people. I am thinking for example of the success of the Hanseatic League. The key is that you have to keep the colonials in their colonies. Don’t permit immigration. Hard stop. The real problem with the globohomo elite is that they don’t even demand that the wogs flooding in speak our language or ape our customs. All that is expected is an insatiable desire for low wage jobs and hyperconsumption: truly homo economicus. To stomach their disgusting presence, we must be told repeatedly that diversity is… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Maus
1 month ago

Maus, the sea is an enormous asset for Our Guys in a lot of ways – enormous and largely untameable in the sense of control of entry, exit and movement, particularly for small-scale groups, on top of being a food, water and resource store of its own. Whitey’s tech-savvy and creativity can make a lot of those advantages. I think a significant chunk of our communities could live well there.

Ryan Scott
Ryan Scott
Reply to  joey junger
1 month ago

Think about the word “trader” for a moment and what it says about loyalty. It has always defined the middle man that skims a lions share of the profit without adding anything terms of value. ie. cloud people. The trader buys low and sells high. He does not manufacture the goods that he sells, nor does he input any real value. He is a puppeteer that peddles mostly non-essential goods, often from far away places. He is perfectly epitomized by the ancient merchants that sailed to the Mediterranean with luxury goods such as silk, incense, spices and other useless trinkets.… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Ryan Scott
1 month ago

Great point, Ryan. Ayn Rand’s ennoblement of the Trader was one of her worst flaws. She had a handle on Producers vs. Looters but failed to recognize Traders as Team Looter. There’s always been a division between the sharp, shifty Attic Greek or Phoenician trader vs. the Roman or Lacadaemonian farmer soldier statesman. This continued through Byzantine & Medieval eras to today. I can hear Nick Taleb raging about my anti-Phoenicianism already, so here’s a bone for him. At least many merchants of yesteryear had skin in the game – sailing to strange often hostile lands, Marco Polo, etc (unlike… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ryan Scott
1 month ago

I disagree. You imply that the “trader” produces nothing. But that is one interpretation. Here’s another; The trader in essence puts both the producer and consumer together, without which no transaction, or commerce would occur. That is a value added and constitutes justification for his profit. If the producer and consumer feel they are getting the short end of the deal—say because of excessive trader profit, then both are free to avoid the trader and seek each other out, thereby cutting out the middleman. That the product a trader peddles is deemed superfluous, luxurious, useless, a bobble—how is that the… Read more »

Maus
Maus
Reply to  Ryan Scott
1 month ago

I get your anger at the grifting middleman who exploits arbitrage opportunities, but the trader who transports commodities does add value. Operating a long-haul or drayage business is perfectly honorable. Or perhaps you think, for example, that your meat and produce magically appear on the grocery store shelves. As an aside, incense and spices have practical purposes such as odor control and food preservation. They hardly deserve to be lumped in with “useless trinkets” (I’m looking at you, Happy Meal toys.) And they are luxury goods only in so far as they are scarce, costly to procure and were difficult… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Maus
1 month ago

Maus and Compsci – Good points, both. There is a niche for a trader or middleman in the economy. I think that would be a worthwhile discussion and/or topic for Zman – what is the middle man’s proper role? What limits on his profit? How to ensure he has skin in the game and an allegiance to one particular homeland? The historical traders, in general, have not gotten to the current year with much of a reputation(Jews, Chinese, Lebanese, Armenians, etc.)

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

As Z notes, the FT article never stops to ask who are the people. It speaks of the labor market, knowledge workers, support workers, older people and younger people, but never mentions the English people or the German people and what the social contract means to that race.

TPTB are flailing because they can’t ask the simple, but needed questions: Who are we, and what social contract works for our tribe. Instead, they are administrators of empire trying to keep the various tribes under control.

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
1 month ago

One item that I sometimes see cited on the left is how “diverse” the old Ottoman Empire was and it’s level of “tolerance”–though personally think that is a narrow and biased reading. But one thing that stuck with me after reading a biography of Ataturk was that in the twilight years when he was a young Ottoman officer assigned to Levant–was that literally all of his time was spent trying to peel the various “diverse” components off each other. Nothing else. No progress. Just fighting entropy.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

Lots of odd things about the Ottoman empire:
High instance of Slavic female slaves in Jewish households:
https://archive.org/details/JewishOwnershipOfSlavicWhiteSlavesInTheOttomanEmpire

Sephardic Jews were very wealthy under the turks, had special privilege above christians, were many of the tax collectors and customs officials. It might be worth wondering if it was like modern USA in the level of control from the tribe, yet nominally christian?

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  tristan
1 month ago

If true, may the Ottoman example be a model for the future America and (especially) Al-Europa! Whether the Saracens will be as accommodating to wealthy Hebrews, remains to be seen. And the white race won’t die; we’ll be the loyal servants to the ruling elite.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

Is you look at history, most Islamic countries during this period had a wealthy and protected Jewish minority often in lots of the normal poitions of power. One could almost make a case for many of the ruling dynasties to be crypto-jews in one form or another. The idea that Islam and Judasim were enemies is a mostly modern invention (just in time for the balfour declaration) that does not bear much investigation.

Jews had no real territorial presence in the middle east after the Romans pushed them all out, so why should such an animosity exist?

Drake
Drake
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

Late stage empires are almost always multicultural. It’s one of the factors that saps their strength as they head for collapse.,

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

Exactly, how much time, political energy and wealth are squandered on keeping the peace among the various tribes in this country. But, then, we’ve lost any other reason for our country to exist because it’s no longer a nation. We are late Roman Empire. There’s not much keeping us together outside of momentum and no one really knows (or wants) what would come next.

It’s our job to show whites what that world could look like because it’s dramatically better than what they have now. They just can’t imagine it.

HarryPalmer
HarryPalmer
1 month ago

While I completely agree, I am very pessimistic about real change towards these ends in the US. We’ve already seen how 3+ years of MAGA has resulted in only superficial adjustments. And while it’s heartening to see some lefties become overnight nationalists, I think this is largely just a temporary fever that will pass. BigEducation, BigCorp and BigGov have way too much skin in the game to let their long-term plans go up in smoke. And JoeNormie is still afraid of being called a racist and will vow to clutch to his Prime account with cold, dead hands. All the… Read more »

MBlanc46
MBlanc46
Reply to  HarryPalmer
1 month ago

As John Derbyshire says, “We are doomed”.

Juri
Juri
Reply to  HarryPalmer
1 month ago

Big things take time. Gorbachev first three years were also great disappointment. Gorbachev came to power 1985 and only 6 and half years later shit hit the fan.
US is ahead of USSR. We had not economic collapse and pandemic in 1988, 3 years after Gorbi inauguration. We had Chernobyl but this was very much irrelevant in everyday life.

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  Juri
1 month ago

The collapse of the Soviet Union is still my most optimistic model for how we win this fight. Stay alive, stay together and wait for Big Other to punch itself out or get leveled by events. Then we pillow it.

Marko
Marko
1 month ago

In China there are many ordinary people willing to fight the power, including police, as we have seen in Hong Kong and Hubei. If they are emboldened to do that there, where they can be actually disappeared (as opposed to kicked off Twitter), then where is the fighting spirit here in the US? I’m not asking for rebellion, but the government should be somewhat afraid of the citizenry. There is no such fear in the ruling class here. In fact the fear is so mild that they invent enemies such as The Base. The 2A spergs try to do resistance… Read more »

HomerB
HomerB
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

“where is the fighting spirit here in the US?”

Paunchy, cubicle-dwellers letting their women raise their sons …. not exactly ready to man the barricades….

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  HomerB
1 month ago

If our side wins an armed conflict, it is very likely the best rallying cry will be something like: “Forward rush dudes, just like in World of Warcraft”

Marko
Marko
Reply to  HomerB
1 month ago

It could be that debt is the cause here. So much of our lifestyle is built on debt, and to face bad credit/default/repo is most likely what keeps people in line. (Well, at least white people, who care about credit.) Remove the fear of losing stuff, and we may get our fighting spirit back. I imagine this is priority #1 for the ruling class…make sure people don’t start weighing the balance between working to pay off debt vs. concluding it’s not worthwhile to pay debts any more.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

“It could be that debt is the cause here.”

A-spot on #1. We’re just trying to keep the bloomin’ lights on for today.

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
1 month ago

The global corporate elite wants unlimited growth, unlimited supply of low wage workers, and unlimited consumption. Regular, everyday folks and their families and communities and the land where they live and have affection for, the way they live, their local culture and folkways, aren’t even a consideration for the elites’ goals and policies.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
1 month ago

Verbal agreements, handshake agreements, contracts signed in ink, blood compacts. Everybody understands the differences in seriousness. So why are so many convinced ideas are as good as the real thing?

From paper money, to porn, media, whatever. There’s something of a scam to efficiency. It’s virtual! Thanks Z, for the food for thought.

MossHammer
Member
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 month ago

P, I think the big corrupting belief is scale. Like Dunbar’s number, there is limit to size and good correlating. Past that, bad shows up and must be masked or compensated for.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  MossHammer
1 month ago

Absolutely. And scale gives good cover. At some point things get so big and complex ‘trust the experts’ doesn’t sound ridiculous. I was thinking along the lines of the tradeoffs you have to make for efficiency’s sake. It’s not that efficiency isn’t good up to a point. Take mass media. It gets information and culture to a wide audience, and that’s wonderful. On the other hand, it’s not very authentic. There’s a kind of false intimacy built into it that can’t be helped. It’s easy to not be mindful of that because we’re wired for a much smaller scale. There’s… Read more »

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
1 month ago

The people who run the show still have gobs of money and they will blow whatever they must to make sure they are still holding the reins. What we will now get is a lot more mumbo jumbo about “Human Asset Management”, meaning buying off the unruliest parts of the mob to police those who pose a more long term threat to their power. They are going to glue their idea of a social contract together with more and more “debt issuance” until the cattle fall back into acceptable passive habits. It will be more screw-you-economics, an alliance between the… Read more »

Jack Boniface
Jack Boniface
Member
1 month ago

Let’s start with another four-decade halt to immigration, like that of 1924-65.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Jack Boniface
1 month ago

That’s putting a bandaid on a suppurating wound. Without mass repatriation, we’re still majority non-White within 5-10 years.

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

The punchline: a good start.

Another punchline: well it made a difference to that one.

The demos are what they are – for now. But things can change. One of those things is the idea of “who we are”. That is a front we must win back.

The swagger of the invaders must find no purchase on our land. They must be viewed as invaders. Halting immigration is a psychological weapon for our side. It is as much about US as it is about the dusky hordes.

nailheadtom
1 month ago

Post-modern society rejects religion based on the supernatural. But humanity has never been able to dispense with a belief that is greater than oneself so currently worship is devoted to “Science”. During the AIDS “epidemic” the constant refrain of the gender-confused was that more funding be devoted to a search for a cure for AIDS, since maximum scientific effort was all that was needed to effect that result. This line of thinking continues to this day in climate “science”. In fact, the Montreal Protocol was so successful that it has spawned numerous similar movements, goaded by “scientific” figures standing behind… Read more »

Stranger in a strange land
Stranger in a strange land
Reply to  nailheadtom
1 month ago

All my tubes and wires
And careful notes
And antiquated notions
But, it’s poetry in motion
And when she turned her eyes to me
As deep as any ocean
As sweet as any harmony
She’s blinding me with science
She blinded me with science

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Stranger in a strange land
1 month ago

About the same era from Foreigner:
“Blinded by science, I’m on the run,
I’m not an appliance, so don’t turn me on…”
Thomas Dolby’s “Airhead” is a wonderful if somewhat misogynist wry outlook on man’s attempt to deal with the irrational…

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Stranger in a strange land
1 month ago

DOOT DOOT DOO! SCIENCE!

Locustpost
Locustpost
1 month ago

It’s really quite remarkable how much they hate us. I own parts of 5 different small businesses. Three are shut down completely and the other two are hurt. We bank with three different large banks–and we’re going for the stimulus money. One isn’t ready and the data didn’t work so, no money and then they are prioritizing to people who owe them money (have outstanding loans). The other supposedly ran out of money because of some government imposed cap based on past shitty behavior. So they are prioritizing the applications to less than 50 people businesses and non-profits–we have less… Read more »

HomerB
HomerB
Reply to  Locustpost
1 month ago

Yep, that is my experience too. I own multiple businesses that have 6 figure banking relationships with the following entitles that are not doing shit: TD Bank JP Morgan Chase Two other regional banks I will not name as Dox Dox Doxy nyet Excuses, stalling. Sure, fill out this and that. GO THERE and wait in line to fill out this and that. Provide all kinds of information. Then, stonewalling, stalling, “not taking part”, or denial. Other business owners I know – same boat. NO ONE IS GETTING ANY MONEY. Also, I still have not gotten my $12 dollars from… Read more »

HomerB
HomerB
Reply to  HomerB
1 month ago

Yeah, to reply to my self – in terms of banks screwing us. Maybe they are putting their own debtors to the front of the line. I have a thing about not making easy lucre for the faux bank men getting the mani-pedis, and have not borrowed/taken all that great money they have tried to get me to take as credit lines, etc. – for years and years. Reminds me of a few decades back. Had formed my first company, went to “my bank” at the time, CITI Bank. Sitting at the desk of some female person, she thinks she… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  HomerB
1 month ago

It’s amazing how suddenly the country turned into India, with a bureaucratic raj connected to a banking cartel.

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

The Banks are FULL of Indians. Not just in IT either.

The Right Doctor
The Right Doctor
Reply to  HomerB
1 month ago

Friend of mine is the CEO of a company that provides clinic and hospital coverage in a big area of (rural) Colorado. They are hemorrhaging and hurting. He looked into it: none of the money is for them. I told him only those who were represented at the table get any of the money. He, his docs and his patients are white people. Nobody in DC represents them.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  HomerB
1 month ago

Yeah well. Nobody refused normie’s money for normie’s sake, or didn’t find a way to keep extending him credit. So whose fault, predator or prey? Or: who was shortsighted, the ignorant or the wise? Because from normie’s perspective, they get him coming and going, so why not enjoy himself, and if it brings the whole thing down with him, all the better. The guy with nothing to lose, etc. I get it. It’s a shark tank, and if you don’t do what everybody else is doing, you’ll go out of business, right? So who’s normie again? We’re all being played… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Locustpost
1 month ago

Love the “non-profits” first. Everything that’s wrong with our country in a nutshell.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

Its a weird Orwell-type description. they generate lots of profits, just for the managers and BOD.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

Agree there’s too much abuse. I’d do away with ALL non-profits, indeed all tax favors of any type. Still not all non-profits are evil manipulators slopping at the public trough. My local Humane Society, to the best of my knowledge, is not a hotbed of money laundering nor lavish salaries for the well-connected 😀

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Locustpost
1 month ago

Unless you think socialism is good (I admit, it’s hard to turn away that “free” money…) consider that in the current crisis, one unavoidable side effect of the latest bail-out is this: the government can’t possibly bail out everyone fairly or impartially. Even if there is no deliberate ranking or favoritism (and of course there probably always is some just due to how politics works), the inevitable limitations, incompleteness and incompetence of the rescues and loans will still result in a bad hangover. Not the economic ones but a further erosion in trust by the public. In an ideal (at… Read more »

BadThinker
BadThinker
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

There is one way to bail out everyone impartially – every Adult Citizen and each of their children gets a crazy check.

Mikep
Mikep
1 month ago

Spot on again Zman. Of course, any “reforms” devised by the same people who didn’t realize that transferring the means of production to China would mean that China would have the means of production is unlikely to produce the desired outcome anyway. In all likelihood “reform” will be imposed on us by “events” rather than by design, so I don’t suppose it matters much what the FT thinks.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  Mikep
1 month ago

What makes you think they didn’t realize this?

MBlanc46
MBlanc46
1 month ago

Lenin’s question answered.

roberto
roberto
1 month ago

latest #s from my hospital…

Updates:

• Veteran Testing:
o We received 4 COVID-19 test results today; 4 negative and 0 positive.
Total tests sent: 175
Positive: 6
Negative: 166
Pending: 3

• 6 COVID-19 cases to date; 2 in inpatient/ED, 2 recovering at home, 2 deceased

• Employee Testing:
o We received 1 COVID-19 test results today; 1 negative and 0 positive.
Total tests sent: 15*
Positive: 0
Negative: 15
Pending: 0

james wilson
james wilson
Member
1 month ago

Today’s essay, to me, is the exact place toward which this page has been working since inception. When something is known to be wrong, but not understood, or worse, misunderstood, one revolution only leads to the next. All change becomes futile. But finding human nature’s north star and keeping it in sight provides a compass.

Tarstarkusz
Member
1 month ago

The status quo will be defended at all costs. They will try nibbling around the edges, but that is an effort to preserve the status quo, not change it. The people with the power and money are invested in it and get their money and power from it.
UBI is just another form of the welfare state. But they want to make it universal because means testing it is just too complicated and expensive. Perhaps they also think it will prevent the expansion of the social-work state.

Joshua Shalet
Joshua Shalet
1 month ago

Pardon my ignorance

Dirt mean regular people and cloud means the ruling elite?

Jim Smith
Jim Smith
Reply to  Joshua Shalet
1 month ago

Correct Joshua.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
1 month ago

While I agree that economics isn’t the heart of the issue, it is the catalyst for the issues. Most Americans are quite happy to see illegal aliens toiling in the shadows as long as it benefits them. They’re more than happy to see random brown person detail their new Silverado, bought on the 7 year installment plan. After this shit show is over, the economy is in ruins, and the repo man peels away with the Silverado, the same American will at some point have to find his way to a line for government cheese of some kind. It’s what… Read more »

Guest
Guest
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

They thought they were metaphorically ahead in line. The wake up call comes when they find themselves at the end of all the lines.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Guest
1 month ago

Oh yes, absolutely.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

Also helps force other difficult questions like: “Should a foreigner, even an illegal, who otherwise earns an honest living, not be preferred in this new world, over a citizen who is useless, lazy, criminal, dangerous, etc.?” Or later in the game, when only one lamp post is available: Hector the hedge trimmer or the Liar in a three piece suit that helped get us into the mess in the first place. Interesting times, indeed.

Tarstarkusz
Member
1 month ago

Speaking of UBI and the like, have you heard our favorite Nazi larping trailer trash has switched to the dark side? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4DGkvsJLP8 In his scramble to stay relevant and have someone listen to him, Heimbach is now calling himself a former violent right wing extremists and wants to team up with team brown in an effort to get some gibs. PATHETIC. In a really ironic twist, he mentions gibs programs for better “access” to education. He completely forgot he actually has a 4 year degree and it didn’t help him. Sending a 100 IQ person to a building doesn’t really… Read more »

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Tarstarkusz
1 month ago

So glad I chose Team Sanity when the old AltRight fell apart…

Frip
Member
Reply to  Tarstarkusz
1 month ago

I’m familiar with Heimbach, but I’ve never heard him speak. Has he always talked like a sweet fat gay man? He sounds like a female guest on The View in that video. “For meeee. Part of me was like…but ANOTHER part of me was like…”

Frip
Member
Reply to  Frip
1 month ago

Some commenters note that he published that video on April Fool’s day. If it’s a joke, then well-done fatty.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
1 month ago

Z: “To be Finn means the ability to one day make more Finns. That’s biology, not economics.”

The impasse that we always hit with manifestos like this one is that Z is talking about race and most white people feel terrible when they contemplate race as an actionable reality. We don’t want to judge someone for a quality that the person didn’t choose, like race.

But we must.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

White guilt is a construct that falls apart in hard times.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

I hope it falls apart before White suicide overtakes it. Once you break an animal it never revolts, no matter what the beatings.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

Yes. We must tackle the race issue head on; in a nutshell, we must teach our people that being a racist is a good thing.

whatever2020
whatever2020
Member
1 month ago

The so-called Efficient Market Hypothesis and the “fully rational economic actor” (i.e. homo economicus) it hypothesizes have been so thoroughly debunked as to be laughable, and it has been so for decades now. Of course, because the class of irredeemable international globalist pirates at the top have a vested interest to the strongest extent possible in maintaining mass faithful worship of the Efficient Market Hypothesis, critiques are not permitted to gain traction, whether inside or outside of academia. This vested interest factor also explains why FT simply must have failed and must continue to fail in its analysis, no matter… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
1 month ago

I think UBI is actually the/a solution to creating a stronger sense of unity, amongst the disparate parts of the American polity. Every year set aside a fixed amount (it can vary year to year, but it is fixed each year). Each citizen gets an equal share. Emphasis to the nigs and other gimmezens that the more people who qualify, the less each person gets. Watch public opinion reach 100% on limiting immigration and kicking out illegals. Think this is nonsense? Ask an American Indian how it works (“great as fukk!!”). Configure the entire government on every level to generate… Read more »

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

The problem with UBI isn’t UBI, but that within a few years this group will get the UBI+ program and that group over there will get UBI++ (platinum welfare edition). Welfare programs are always tinkered with for electoral reality.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

that’s why the funding is from governmental profits. The alaskan program has been going since the 70’s and hasn’t shown any problems.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

Karl, the funding goes to very few, mostly hardy and industrious, mostly white people, that populate a state with fewer people than one good-sized city. I think that is the secret sauce on this one.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Dutch
1 month ago

Agree. Steyn points out that small polities, 1 to 4 million or less, of Ice People with long time preference (Switzerland, Hong Kong) can do this, while Layabout’s example of dusky Papua New Guinea (or Tonga?) guano, E. Guiana oil, along with Trinidad (oil), Haiti (palm oil), and Jamaica (sugar, tobacco) roasting the goose.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

We, the citizens, bought and paid for every brick, light bulb, and pipe in government-

For every boot, bomb, and barrel in the military-

If heritage Americans inherited voting shares in USA, Inc. at birth, that would sort the taxpayer-taxtaker, Cloud welfare, social safety net, and immigration problems right the f out.

We should get the dividends and the compounded interest accrued, not the eight (((Families))) that own the “Federal Reserve”.

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

Curious Alzaebo; who are the 8 families?

Alzaebo

Lost in the notes somewhere, I remember a few- Kuhn Loeb – US Schiff- US Warburg – Germany Lazar – Paris Rothschild- UK Israel ben Moses – Israel (aka Palestine, Southern Syria Palastina til 1922) Amsterdam or Rotterdam?, not sure Geneva or Vienna?, not sure The New York banks sent Trotsky to fund and organize the Russian Revolution, Red Army, and Cheka; Wiemar bankers sent Lenin. The gulags were Christian slave camps paying back the banks’ war loans with mining and timber concessions. The Polish camps were coal refueling stations for Soviet rail. HSBC, HongKong Shanghai Bank Company, was created… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

There are no government profits. The government at the Fed level produces nothing, it only take through taxes—Alaska is the same except they are selling a resources, oil. That resource is finite and will stop, then there is nothing to distribute. Ditto for the USA. Yes, we might seek some assets to initially finance a UBI, but that would last for a very, very short time. Then what?

Alzaebo
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

We become Norway and the depleting North Sea oil sovereign wealth fund?
With a few well-tanned Norwegians.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

These ideas never work out in practice. One of my favorite real-world (?) cases is of some island nation that a valuable and even renewable resource: bird shit. It was marketable, I think, for fertilizer. Due to the country’s small population, if the income had been fairly administered it would have given each citizen a decent income comparable to rich countries. But as almost always happens in these stories, some combination of greed and idiocy ruined the whole things. Another similar story is Equatorial Guiana. Found oil wealth in 1990s. If per-capita, the citizens would be middle-class Europeans or Americans.… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

uh, I gave you two large scale examples that do work, are working.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

No, you did not give examples. They were faulty and not applicable.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

I repeat from above, they work out for Ice People. ‘Never’ is a bit too blank slate.

Drake
Drake
1 month ago

Today the Governor of NJ closed all state and county parks and forests. No real reason, just felt like kicking the serfs. But this seems to be the step too far for some and finally people are starting to push back. I live near several state forests and have no intention of curtailing my hiking on days when the weather is nice.

Frip
Member
Reply to  Drake
1 month ago

Same here in SoCal. I was taken aback when I heard the news. You’d figure the government would want to give people an outlet to let off steam by hiking. If the govt’s concern is that large groups of hikers are still unsafe, then they could limit groups to 3 people. But no, with a swipe of the pen, hiking is illegal. There’s a rarely used mountain trail not far from me. I’m afraid to hike it because when I return they’ll probably have towed my car away.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Drake
1 month ago

The Govnhuh of PA closed all the state liquor stores, too.

Gettysburg is in Pennsylvania, hint hint

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
Reply to  Drake
1 month ago

Drake,

How far would you go for the right to take your walk on nice days?

Intentions or otherwise, how far would you go?

ExNativeSon
ExNativeSon
1 month ago

Bernie just dropped out. He must have gotten another house.

Cloud person pretending to be for the common man. And the beat goes on.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  ExNativeSon
1 month ago

I wonder how many houses and private jet trips it will take before his supports actually face reality of his actual nature.

Mind control via word spells are so wide spread I amazed we are not playing a spot-the manchurian candidate game every day.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  tristan
1 month ago

Bernie is out, but technically staying in to collect more delegates (to be pledged to the not-Biden candidate to be named later). He is a Dem Party team player, wearing a radical mask and scooping up the extra gibs it gets him.

Frip
Member
Reply to  tristan
1 month ago

Tristan: “Mind control via word spells.” Good line. There are hundreds of such phrases for the language-thought connection. Orwell’s quotes are well known. But we can never have enough variations on the theme. There was a class in college called “Critical Thinking”. It was bogged down in logical abstractions. “Diagram the logical fallacy in the following argument.” People were bored. It was structured like an algebra class. The faculty should have scraped the class, and created a new one called, “How to Spot Bullshit.” Brought it down to a real-world level. Ditch the textbook and just have us read newspaper… Read more »

tristan
tristan
Reply to  Frip
1 month ago

I am convinced that for a humans there is an underlying symbolic/linguistic framework that words can be used to hack into and install a human rootkit that can be used to implant other behaviors onto (for want of a better analogy) via these word spells. The words do not even have to make sense completely in a conscious manner and it seems that the slightly self-contradictory nature of the 2 and 3 word phrases that Orwell alluded to and are so prevalent today (diversity is strength etc ) are the mechanism to achieve this for a substantial portion of the… Read more »

Member
Reply to  tristan
1 month ago

Religious cults, ancient and modern, have always made use of this – “only through death can you be born anew”. In modern times the often counter-intuitive nature of scientific truths can be used to leverage this kind of stuff if it’s cloaked in pseudo-scientific terms. Light is a particle AND a wave so why can’t diversity (throwing together a bunch of people who can’t communicate and don’t like each other) be strength. What’s easily lost on the stupid is that there actually is evidence for the dual nature of electromagnetism. The seeming contradiction was not a strength of the idea… Read more »

Jim Smith
Jim Smith
1 month ago

Very insightful essay: Human diversity exists, it is based on biology, and that is not a bad thing (nor is recognizing it abhorrent). Acceptance of these facts leads to beneficial awareness (aka “noticing things”) and constructive policy decisions.

Dutch
Dutch
1 month ago

If you want to know how the cloud system works and thinks, read the FT. A few weeks of reading the pink newspaper and you will come to hate-hate-hate the cloudies. Houses, careers, fashion, art, travel, and who had dinner with whom is pretty much their entire existence. All to establish a hierarchical pecking order amongst themselves. Spending a million or ten is par for the course, just enough of a big deal like the rest of us committing ourselves to buying a secondhand car would be. It is not that they even think of the rest of us much.… Read more »

Cerulean
Cerulean
Reply to  Dutch
1 month ago

Has it ever been different? Serious question.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  Cerulean
1 month ago

Good question, because we are all guilty of distancing ourselves from others we culturally don’t get along with. The difference, to me, is that these cloudies really do have the world by the tail, but most of them have no interest in doing anything meaningful with it. Everything is financial, transactional, and buying power and influence amongst their peers, by spending money in the right places on the right things.

Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and Banksy royally milked that FT crowd, BTW, and likely knew it going in.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Dutch
1 month ago

Heartbreakin’ innit?
The decent don’t quite know what to with Fortuna’s favor, but those of ill intent bend all their heart and will towards ‘doing something’.

Indispensable_Destiny
Member
1 month ago

Intentional on your part or not, the title of today’s posting reminds me of Lenin’s “What is to Be Done?” and his call to vanguardism.

Maus
Maus
1 month ago

Zman has quite properly tied the drive for general welfare to the awareness of volkishness. The proper question is always “What is good for my people?” We are beginning to see murmurings that the Wuflu disproportionately inflicts death on blacks. This is either a transparently crass aggitation for more gibmedats, to which the response should be “F**k off!” or it is a real fact, to which the response then would be “Die!” In other words, a win-win for promoting the general welfare.

Al from da Nort
Al from da Nort
Reply to  Maus
1 month ago

Maus; There’s some (likely suppressed) reporting that there is indeed dispirit impact on Blacks. And there are logical, non-discriminatory likely answers (speculation below). I feel bad for the Blacks affected (really anybody affected) but pushing such claims is also likely to be useful in generating awareness in Normie of the inherent stupidity of our current Clown Show standard political discourse. Also, countering such claims can demonstrate why better rhetoric is needed vs. better logic in passing out the red pills. Viz: Rhetorical answer: “How can a virus tell_? What kind of BS scam is this_?” Likely logical answer: Blacks disproportionately… Read more »

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉 Toxic masculinity vector
1 month ago

Uh huh. They’re not called Dirt People for nothing. Apparently most of us will endure anything. Grumbling and even hatred are meaningless feels. This isn’t America, its a giant Jonestown. The bitches mix the KoolAide, just like Jonestown. We drink it by staying home. Actions speak, words are silence. In my fantasy world I report to POTUS, ready to save the Republic. In the real world we all report to the Pirate Crew of Banksters, Begging for handouts. On the subject of Bitches; Islam is right. If you’ve never been to a Muslim House, the man is God. Lets add… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
1 month ago

Financial capital may be getting a shot in the arm but there’s no bailout for our social capital, moral capital or any other kinds of investments our rulers have long neglected. Pigs at the trough can’t see past their snouts but they get very upset when the slop runs low. Plummeting slop levels are producing reactions like the FT piece and Kissinger’s recent WSJ Talmudry, demonstrating how various factions among our porcine overlords are handling the quarantine of globalism. A modern-day Nietzsche would be right to say “Globalism is Dead” in the same sense that long-dead Fred meant for God… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Ham three times a day until it is all gone.

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
1 month ago

“If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that it has injected a sense of togetherness into polarised societies.”

I’ve heard of whistling past the graveyard, but this guy is humming a happy tune while shovelfulls of dirt are thumping on his coffin lid.

Wait for the enraged finger-pointing when the consequences of breaking the economy show up. Globalism is finished.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Lorenzo
1 month ago

Not til there’s a stake through his heart, his mouth stuffed with garlic, and his head cut off.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

Here, here. Wait until you see the aftermath response. Smooth talking liars will abound. They can talk the panties off a nun. Yeah, more people will be wakened to our side, but will they outnumber the folk who will be lulled back to sleep?

Lorenzo
Lorenzo
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Be thankful for those who wake up and press on.

mrm
mrm
1 month ago

Not only is this false, but homo economicus is in direct contradiction with the concept of a social contract. Socrates could not flee Athens and avoid death, because to do so would mean he was no longer Socrates. Who he was as a person was defined by his membership in the polis called Athens. The social contract cannot exist in a world of atomized individuals. The social contract can only exist in a world where people are defined by their membership in a society of their people. Waitwaitwait: If your primary duty is to your family, and the civilization you… Read more »

Exile
Exile
Member
Reply to  mrm
1 month ago

You can’t use outlier exceptions to disprove a sound general rule. History demonstrates that ethnic cohesion is preferred, stable and produces functional families. Babies recognize ethnic differences. If ethnic cohesion were so transient and tribal loyalties so fickle and undependable, why does it take such enormous propaganda, financial and coercive pressure to keep GoodWhites onside with anti-White globalism? The concerns you raise are only plausible or persuasive if you have a strong desire to “refute” ethno-nationalism in the first place. Judged on its record and merits, the case is clear. Numerically, 90% of black homicide is in-group, but yet they… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  mrm
1 month ago

We have two primary enemies: those who mostly control the media and the woke white people.

I guess that most of the woke white people would not be a problem if they were not manipulated by the media, but I don’t know for sure. There may be a strain of crusading evangelical puritans who are irredeemable.

If you have a set of interwoven problems, you have to choose the most effective order in which to attack them. I don’t think focusing on the woke whites first is the best choice.

tristan
tristan
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

There is a reason press and tv is almost always seized early in any country-wide take over.

Dutch
Dutch
Reply to  mrm
1 month ago

“Most of your oppressors are your fellow white people”. Quite right. And such as with a distaff part of the extended family, one tries to save the ones that can be saved, and let go the unsalvagable. People, including white people, often follow the herd and search for free duck food laying out on the ground (the government is simply shoveling duck food out the door, wholesale now). We have a responsibility to get some of them to get their eyes off the ground and off the backside of the herd they are following.

Bill_Mullins
Member
1 month ago

The primary duty of any government is the welfare of the people. Sorry ZMan but I could NOT disagree more. Perhaps that is what you believe the purpose of government to be but, like Jefferson (and others), I believe that the only legitimate purpose of government is to safeguard the rights of the governed. I do not trust politicians and/or bureaucrats with my welfare. To do so would be to willingly subscribe to the sort of tyranny C.S. Lewis describes as being the “most oppressive”. “Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
1 month ago

“the only legitimate purpose of government is to safeguard the rights of the governed”

Almost no one on the planet agrees with you. Good luck with that. This is a tribal world. Adapt or die.

james wilson
james wilson
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

Tribal government has more in common with that definition of government than anybody.

Bill_Mullins
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

Almost no one on the planet agrees with you. If true, then more’s the pity. I see no conflict between a tribal world and government securing the rights of the tribe. Ultimately the dichotomy is not “us” vs “them” (tribe vs not-tribe) but “me” vs “not-me”. The secret is in expanding your definition of “me” to include specific others – spouse, offspring, parents, siblings, clan, tribe, etc. It is what allows a soldier to throw himself upon a grenade to save his comrades. It is what allows a parent to sacrifice themselves for their children. It’s called, in some circles,… Read more »

Alzaebo
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
1 month ago

“I see no conflict between a tribal world and government securing the rights of the tribe.”

Now yer talkin’.
Keep going, my brutha, til FUBU.
‘For Us, By Us’.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

>>>“the only legitimate purpose of government is to safeguard the rights of the governed”<<<

A beautiful statement, steeped in the finest tradition of English Common Law.

Tradition is downstream of culture, which is downstream of race.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

Perhaps a bit of reading is in order here, specifically State Constitutions. From the current Constitution of the State of Arizona: “ 2. Political power; purpose of government Section 2. All political power is inherent in the people, and governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and are established to protect and maintain individual rights.” Sure sounds like Bill’s assertion made above. If no one believes such now, then folks at some time believed that. In addition, the Arizona State Constitution was written and approved by Congress *before* the Statehood act was passed, so a lot… Read more »

HomerB
HomerB
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
1 month ago

I agree with you, sir. Anyone that relies on government is a fool.

And I feel no need to suck up to you, nor Z person, to be on point about a position. I listened for the first time to his podcast- IMO he speaks too fast and could slow down a bit*.

* I have a lot of public speaking experience – not podcast/radio/broadcaset experience.

Frip
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Reply to  HomerB
1 month ago

Agree that Z often speaks too fast. Especially when his intensity rises. The usual sonorous flow turns to a rat-tat-tat staccato devoid of vowels.

HomerB
HomerB
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Haha I apparently earned a downvote with that feedback. Tough shit, I am sure you appreciate it and can handle it. I have been doing a blog to my customers for years and have considered doing a podcast. Have the equipment, worked with a coach and got a lot of good critical feedback. Very valuable – and the nature of my customer base – let’s say they are not the ‘gentle’ type. For what it’s worth, I have been reading here for a couple of years – and have friends that do too – we often compare notes between ourselves… Read more »

Alzaebo
Reply to  HomerB
1 month ago

HomerB, if the successful are comparing notes, I am greatly heartened.

Pleased and surprised as well at all these MD’s jumping in. Hippocrates’ is the highest calling, in my book.

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

It’s kinda funny speeding your voice up by steps in VLC. It’s like you’re riding an 82-speed bicycle at 5x.

Sandmich
Sandmich
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
1 month ago

At the least government is a monopoly on violence granted by the governed so violence can be administered in a more just manner in defense of the governed. The western governments of today don’t even really meet that standard and thus do not look out for the welfare of their people.

Exile
Exile
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Reply to  Bill_Mullins
1 month ago

You may not be interested in government, but it’s interested in you. All societies, even an-caps, are governed. The only question is who governs for what interests. Today’s libertarian view of government would horrify every Founder but possibly Thomas Paine, our American Jacobin. The vacuum government fails to occupy has been filled by multi-national corporations. I’d prefer corrupt tyrants at least nominally obligated to the public interest over “captains of industry” who’ve made virtues of profiteering, self-dealing and anti-social activism. Who has put more banksters to the wall, China or muh free world? As Line notes, the least populated quadrant… Read more »

Alzaebo
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Sad that ‘libertarianism’ used to mean Tenth Amendment, 1910 America- but now is used for Pirates Without Borders.

That semantic switcheroo was deliberate, methinks.

Alzaebo
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
1 month ago

Who is this “we”, Kemosabe?

Jefferson was a British man, speaking to other Britishmen.

Gravity Denier
Gravity Denier
1 month ago

“The Cloud People hate the Dirt People. It is what defines them. Real reform comes when the Dirt People hate them back.” But what must be done involves more than that. Oppressors aren’t bothered by being hated; they don’t care. They don’t have to. It’s understandable that the deplorables want to snap the necks of the corporate and political elite. But history and the present day are chock full of regimes in which the dictator classes are loathed and nothing comes of it except more of the same. Hatred plus strategy for practicable and sensible goals will turn the beat… Read more »

Bill_Mullins
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Reply to  Gravity Denier
1 month ago

Oppressors aren’t bothered by being hated; they don’t care. They don’t have to.

At least they don’t have to care until the dirt people who tend their gardens and clean their mansions and watch their offspring and prepare their meals decide to rise up in revolt. Unfortunately for the cloud people, that’s about the time lamp posts start being occupied. We just may be entering the time of the 4th box.

Mark Stoval
Mark Stoval
1 month ago

I can’t recall which fellow it was here that made fun of Appalachian hillbillies because we are clannish and prefer liberty to making money. Perhaps it was Z himself. Can’t recall. There are people in the high hills of east TN, KY, western Carolina and so on that are far better off that I am. I had to come here to FL. to help family and can’t go back now. What is a nation? A nation is a community of people who share a common language, culture, values, traditions, ethnicity, descent, and history. What is a State? “that organization in… Read more »

Exile
Exile
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Reply to  Mark Stoval
1 month ago

Our clannishness is a virtue that is easily turned to vice in Chimerica today. The Appalachian Scotch-Irish in particular are notorious for failing to take our own side, first against England and then against Lincoln. Warrior/honor-based cultures are sadly the easiest to (((subvert))) – ask the better among the feather-Indian tribes and modern Celts & Teutons.

You’re singing a good rebel song re: the Empire. It’s not us. That’s not our flag anymore, to the extent it ever was.

Mark Stoval
Mark Stoval
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

I don’t know what comes next, but I know that the common man in the west is in deep trouble. The USA has been a police state for years, but now it is totally out of control. I just read you are not allowed to get a hair cut in Chicago, but the Mayor got one.

Not allowed to get a hair cut or go to church on Easter Sunday?

America? We are in deep doo.

Bill_Mullins
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Reply to  Mark Stoval
1 month ago

Mark, statists make the mistake of conflating minarchy with anarchy. They feel the need to be controlled and thus project their own inadequacies upon society as a whole. Like Thoreau, I ascribe to the principle that “That government is best which governs least;” But then I have pretty much always been a “lower case L” libertarian. I believe in maximal liberty and since as Thoreau put it Government is at best but an expedient; but most governments are usually, and all governments are sometimes, inexpedient. I believe that governments should be rigorously constrained. Those guys sweating buckets in that hall… Read more »

Mark Stoval
Mark Stoval
Reply to  Bill_Mullins
1 month ago

I find myself is substantial agreement with all you wrote. In the early days of the USA it is said that a man was effected far more by his local mayor or county chairman than his governor. And the central government barely effected him at all.

Trouble is, the damn beast grows and grows — and moves ever leftward. I despair that we will ever chain the beast sufficiently.

TomA
TomA
1 month ago

Another outstanding post. Now connect the dots. The elites cannot be persuaded to recognize the reality of biology, and they will not give up their power without a fight. And they command enormous forces and resources, and history teaches that detention camps and genocide are on the table if things get dicey for them. Trying to beat that with a mob mentality is a fools errand. The problem is relative small in numbers and the solution paradigm is similar to the best cancer remedies.

Christopher Chantrill
Christopher Chantrill
1 month ago

Globalism is not really piracy. It is just government for the Cloud People by the Cloud People of the Cloud People. Dirt People need not apply.

But I think you need to expand your Cloud People / Dirt People oppostion into a three layer theory like Curtis Yarvin’s Gentry, Commoners, and Clients. Or my Three Peoples theory.

Because the key to the Cloud Peoples’ power is that they enlist the lower orders — below the Dirt People — into their political Shock Army. But who are the lower orders? Your theory doesn’t really let them into the equation.

Dutch
Dutch