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I recorded the show on Wednesday evening, so I could not comment on the Kanye West appearance on the Alex Jones show. Editing the show last night, after having watched a bit of the circus and the aftermath, it occurred to me that what we are seeing is the imagination of Andrew Anglin come to life. West is a weird post-modern Pinocchio that exists to lampoon the pieties of the current age.

For those who did not see it, West was on the Alex Jones show with Nick Fuentes to make a big scene. West showed up dressed as a ghetto Spiderman. He was wearing what looked like a varsity jacket, if the varsity was gay prison gang, along with a black gimp mask that had no openings for his eyes or mouth. He also brought a tiny net that you would use to fetch fish from an aquarium.

In the course of the show, West tried to promote Hitler as a misunderstood character, wrongly slandered by the Jews. Alex Jones tried hard to keep the show on the topic of censorship, but West would have none of it. Laura Loomer was brought on to talk about herself and one of Sammy Davis Jr’s grandchildren spoke for some reason. Fuentes was a minor player in this theater of the absurd.

Since this started, I have struggled to make sense of it, as the whole thing is an eleven on my ridiculous meter. It is impossible to take seriously a man who thinks it is a good idea to do a TV interviewed dressed as ghetto Spiderman. Add in the fact that he is playing the Clayton Bigsby character from that old Dave Chappell sketch, but taking the role seriously, and we are in a strange place.

The question that matters here is who benefits from this? Freak shows always have a short life and in time this will be forgotten. On the other hand, those who lampoon current pieties with absurd exaggeration can stick around, but eventually their target gets tired of the jester and has him thrown off the tower. Andrew Anglin has been ignored into extinction by the people he used to mock.

On the other, other hand, this freak show is just the next step in the decline of our politics into the absurd. Is a black hip-hop Nazi any more ridiculous than a brain damaged hobo in the Senate? Maxine Waters is now a respected figure in Washington, so how absurd is it to imagine Kanye West as the new David Duke? This freak show is just the next logical step in the decline of politics.

That said, mockery and satire work as political weapons when there is a serious message baked into the mockery and satire. It is hard to find the serious message in any of this, other than maybe it was a bad idea to elevate hip-hop culture, but that was obvious since the Sugar Hill Gang came on the scene. Otherwise, this stuff just looks like weird for the sake of being weird.


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News Radio

Been pressed for time this week so I took the easy way out and cranked out a show about the news. Thankfully, Trump made his big announcement so the news was full of loony stories about Trump. I have never been a big Trump fan, but I have appreciated the knock on effect of his career. He has flushed out many people who had previously been thought of as stable minded.

I recorded the show before I knew Nancy Pelosi fell off her broom. She has called it a career as leader of the Democrats. The race to succeed her will be interesting, as the bench is not very good. The scuttlebutt is that Hakeem Jeffries from New York is lined up to be the next Democrat leader. He could very well be more ridiculous than Pelosi, which is something few thoughts was possible.

This will be the first test of the transition from the geezers running the parties to the feckless airheads vying to succeed them. There will be other tests as Schumer and McConnell have one foot in the grave. Biden, of course, may already be dead but animated by secret forces. Washington is about to enter the clown shoe phase as they move from the dinosaurs to the circus freaks.


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  • Trump Town
  • DeSantis
  • Death To Republicans!
  • Never Trust A Bankman
  • Ukraine Fatigue
  • Queering The Senate
  • Twitter Drama
  • David Harsanyi
  • Burn Baby, Burn!

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Let’s Get Small

One of the lessons of the Tuesday election show is that voting matters when the results are open to competition. In one party states, voting is ceremonial as the results are always the same. America is well on its way to becoming a one party state, so voting is no longer a part of politics. It is another lottery, a thing to let stupid people think that one day something magical will happen.

Voting is not politics. In this age, voting is just the process of trying to guess who will be selected as the winner. Politics encompasses much more than voting. One of the great defects of democracy is that it convinces people that their politics begins and ends with the process of voting. This is most common with conservative people who want to think of politics as a part time thing.

This is why the conservative movement was a grand failure. It argued that politics should be a small part of life. They wailed about the Left politicizing everything, as if that would stop them. Instead, it just convinced naturally conservative people to do politics part time while their enemies did politics fulltime. The result was that conservatism managed to conserve nothing.

For dissidents, the only way forward is to develop and counter-culture, which means politicizing our own lives fully. How you spend your money, where you spend your money and on whom you spend your money must be political. How you live, where you live and with whom you live is political. In order to build a counterculture, the dissident must become a fully political animal.

That is easier said than done. Almost all people in the dissident space came through one of the doors of official conservatism. The former libertarians, paleos and Buckleyites all came through a conditioning that said politicizing everything is what the Left does, so it is wrong. Breaking that conditioning is harder than quitting smoking, because there is a billion dollar industry promoting it.

The place to start is to get small. The show this week is about the small businesses popping up within the dissident space. We are seeing more of these which is the most important political development in generations. The parallel economy, as Andrew Torba calls it, a form of quiet quitting, as the regime calls it. Simply finding a way to remove yourself from their grip is the best thing a dissident can do.


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  • The Dissident Life
  • The Best Ability Is Availability
  • Small Business Basics
  • Examples Of Dissident Small Business
  • The Realities Of Small Business
  • Investing For A Second Income

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Election Special

This is the last final push to the election. That means the democracy supporters have just a couple more days to get those ballots printed and into the mail, depending upon the state they are ballot stuffing. Elections have turned into Christmas for the elves who are tasked with making sure their bosses get what they want when they wake up the morning after the election.

All joking aside, the very weird noises coming from the Biden people suggest they are plotting a caper next Tuesday. Biden’s chief of staff issued what he called a final warning about the election. Of course, Biden’s speech made clear that the only way to defend democracy is to support the regime at all costs. It was another form of “by any means necessary” that we heard in the Trump years.

Much like the over-the-top response to Kanye West and now the basketball player, a repeat of 2020 next Tuesday would serve our interests. The regime would avoid an embarrassing result on Tuesday, but it would come at the price of their legitimacy, which would be an enormous price to pay. Too many people would notice what was happening and draw the obvious conclusion.

On the other hand, the blowout for the Republicans that dwarfs expectations would be hilarious and a nice little pick-me-up heading into the holidays. A night of salty tears and threats from the news carnies would be good fun. Twitter, given what is happening, could be hilarious. Sure, it would give normie false hopes, but normie is a sack of potatoes, trapped in his conditioning.

If I had to guess, the riggers will have a tough time of it this time simply due to the dynamics of midterms. They also got a late start because they were sure things were going their way into the late summer. This time there are scads of “election deniers” on the look out for mules and ballot stuffers. Lots of people want to be a star for having caught a rigger red-handed pulling shenanigans.


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  • Narrative Collapse
  • Marginally Ridiculous
  • Letter From Ezra
  • Democracy
  • Person With Weird Name
  • 80’s Retro
  • No Forgiveness
  • Salty Tears

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Lots Of News

With Halloween approaching I thought about doing a special show on the subject, but then I remembered I did that last year. I then remembered that it was not just the greatest Halloween show ever, it was probably the best podcast ever produced in the history of podcasts. In retrospect, I should have retired after that show, but like all champions, I have lingered on too long.

Luckily, the news is providing more than enough content. We have the war, the midterms, the fatwah against Ye. Next week we will get to see a million blue checks on Twitter wail in unison over Elon Musk. It looks like he will start his reign of terror with mass firings, which will be a good time. This is the season of schadenfreude and the gods of that concept are going to be generous.

The one sour note will be seeing so many of our guys rush back to Twitter so they can once again perform for the enemy. Generations of conditioning have trained them to think they need the attention of lefty in order to live. They will abandon the various alternative platforms just so they can carry on like precocious children for their masters on the other side. It is the slave’s mentality.

It gets at the heart of being a conservative. The whole point of the enterprise was to get the attention of lefty and one day get him to agree. It is what Robert Lewis Dabney was getting at with this famous quote. Going back long before anyone alive can recall, the people we call the left have been training their opposition to grovel for the hope of some positive recognition by lefty.

The people racing back to Twitter will deny this. They will say they are doing it because they seek a broader audience for our ideas. Conservatives used to say this long before the internet existed. They would crawl on their belly to get on lefty talk shows, only to be humiliated. They would mew about the unfairness of it all, but then crawl right back at the first opportunity. It was shameful then and it is shameful now.

It is a reminder that even though someone crosses the great divide to this side, they bring with them the habits of mind of the other side. Good salesmen know that you have to keep reselling your accounts in order to reduce attrition. Dissidents have to accept that crossing the great divide is just the first step. The initiates need to be reconditioned to have a positive identity, rather than a negative one.


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  • No Left Turns
  • Elections
  • Ye Is Doomed
  • War Talk
  • Burnt Monkey Testicles

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Lessons Of War

Greg Johnson and Mark Collett had a debate about the war in Ukraine, with each man taking a quite different view of the war. It was a reasonable and polite exchange, so if you like these things, it is worth a listen. I must admit I struggle to follow the logic of Greg’s argument, as it leads him to defend the people who would throw him in a cage if they had the chance, but perhaps the fault lies with me.

Regardless, the debate itself is a good jumping off point to talk about other issues related to the larger struggle. Like Covid, the war in Ukraine is a bit of a litmus test on this side of the great divide. Where you stand on the issue says a lot about where you stand on many other issues. Like Covid, it is becoming one of those reference points for other differences in the dissident sphere.

That said, much of the debate about the war, and you see in the Collett – Johnson debate, is trapped in the 20th century. In fact, the war exists because the Global American Empire is a product of the 20th century and the beneficiaries of the empire cannot let go of the past. As a result, people often find themselves trying to jam the present into those old models of politics.

The fact is, the 20th century is over and it is long past time for the West to close the books on it. Further, the liberal era is over. We live in post-liberal societies and it is time to face up to that reality. More important, the political modes of thought from the past no longer apply to this age because we no longer have the same human capital as those past modes of thought require. We need to think different.


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Minter & Richter Designs makes high-quality, hand-made by one guy in Boston, titanium wedding rings for men and women and they are now offering readers a fifteen percent discount if you use this link. If you are headed to Boston, they are also offering my readers 20% off their 5-star rated Airbnb.  Just email them directly to book at sales@minterandrichterdesigns.com.


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  • How To Think About Things
    • Greg & Mark
  • The Framing
    • Good Guys And Bad Guys
    • Avoid Moralizing The War
  • The Gell-Mann Effect
    • They Are Lying
    • Fake Experts
  • The 20th Century Is Over

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More Clown Horn

There used to be a time when certain pundits would post about the correlation between economics and election results. They would go to one of the quantitative guys who modeled these things and then make predictions based on his model. This was a way for a pundit to pretend he was smart. George Will perfected this trick back in 1992 when he consulted a Yale professor whose model predicted a Clinton win.

We do not see much of that anymore. The last time anyone bothered to make the connection was in the 2012 election. The economic models said the election should be razor thin, but that was declared haram. Obama was black Jesus and no one would be allowed to cast shade on our dusky savior. Since then, no one has bothered to talk about economics and elections.

Even now it is not getting much discussion, despite the fact we have 1970’s style inflation and a crumbling economy. People are feeling the pain at the cash register, but the real pain lies just after the election. People seem to get that and will most likely make this known on election day. On the other hand, the great invisible army of Biden voters may think everything is great. Who can really know?

Still, you get the sense that the regime is bracing for bad news. They are feverishly crafting narratives to claim that the bad guys are doing shenanigans. You see, unlike the 2020 election, this election is under assault by the forces of darkness who are trying to attack our democracy! Of course, those forces are led by Donald Trump who must be arrested now so he cannot attack the 2024 election.

This is life in a theocracy. Putting that aside, there is a sense of impending doom hanging over the regime media. The economy does feel like it is on the edge of a cliff due to a number of factors. It is not just poor management. The old arrangements seem to be failing in several key areas. The world is slowly turning the page on the 20th century and America is just waking up to this reality.


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The good folks at Alaska Chaga are offering a ten percent discount to readers of this site. You just click on the this link and they take care of the rest. About a year ago they sent me some of their stuff. Up until that point, I had never heard of chaga, but I gave a try and it is very good. It is a tea, but it has a mild flavor. It’s autumn here in Lagos, so it is my daily beverage now.

Minter & Richter Designs makes high-quality, hand-made by one guy in Boston, titanium wedding rings for men and women and they are now offering readers a fifteen percent discount if you use this link. If you are headed to Boston, they are also offering my readers 20% off their 5-star rated Airbnb.  Just email them directly to book at sales@minterandrichterdesigns.com.


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  • The Orange Menace (Link)
  • Arrested & Executed (Link) (Link)
  • Seven Ballots & A Mule (Link)
  • Crime Problems (Link)
  • Fear Of The Cucks (Link)
  • Ukrainian Fantasies (Link)
  • Generally Stupid (Link)
  • Paid Clowns (Link)
  • King Cuck (Link)
  • Diaper Crisis (Link)

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Clown World

Loretta Lynn died this week. She was 90 years old, so she had a long run, if not necessarily a good run. Like many of the country stars of her era, her personal life was often complicated. Most were people who lived hard lives and their music was often about the consequences of living a hard life. Of course, their audience was mostly people who also had complicated lives.

It is trite to say upon the passing of an icon that they are not making them like that anymore, but in the case of these old country stars it is true. They really are products of a bygone era. Pop music stars of all genres are now manufactured products, created by a system that selects for stability and predictability. The days of the gonzo rock star or wild living country star are long gone.

In the case of Loretta Lynn, she is also the last of the alternative feminists that flourished in the country scene into the 1970’s. We think of feminism as the increasingly deranged nonsense that comes from the harpies on the college campus, but for a long time there was an alternative to the left-wing feminism. This alternative conception of the strong women turned up in classic country songs.

Probably the closest thing today to that old right-wing image of the strong female is the trad-wife business, but that is more of an internet meme. It is also more about what it opposes than what it proposes. Like so much of what passes for right-wing now, it is mostly a reaction to the excesses of the culture wreckers. Perhaps in time it will mature into a genuine alternative to the lunacy of feminism.

Of course, when one of these old legends dies, and there are not many of them left at this point, it is a reminder that they came from a world that has been entirely replaced by something different. The world that produced someone like Loretta Lynn is gone and the audience she appealed to is also gone. There was a clean break somewhere in the last few generations and that old world is fading away.

It is most obvious in the case of someone like Loretta Lynn. She grew up in what we call grinding poverty. Fifty years ago, everyone knew someone who came from such conditions because we still had lots of genuine poor people. A young person today will expect to live their whole life never having met a poor person. That is poor as in no food poor, not as in not the newest gaming console poor.

It is not an accident that the collapse of authenticity and realism in the popular culture tracks with the elimination of want. Those old country stars like Lynn could sing about the troubles of the human condition because they lived them and more important, their audience was living them. In a world where the hardest choices are on the menu, people are not interested in the human condition.


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The good folks at Alaska Chaga are offering a ten percent discount to readers of this site. You just click on the this link and they take care of the rest. About a year ago they sent me some of their stuff. Up until that point, I had never heard of chaga, but I gave a try and it is very good. It is a tea, but it has a mild flavor. It’s autumn here in Lagos, so it is my daily beverage now.

Minter & Richter Designs makes high-quality, hand-made by one guy in Boston, titanium wedding rings for men and women and they are now offering readers a fifteen percent discount if you use this link. If you are headed to Boston, they are also offering my readers 20% off their 5-star rated Airbnb.  Just email them directly to book at sales@minterandrichterdesigns.com.


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Coercion

The other day, a grotesquely overweight black woman was sent out onstage in her underwear to make noises with James Madison’s 200-year-old crystal flute. The item was a gift to James Madison in 1813 by the French flute maker Claude Laurent and has been kept locked away for decades. For reasons they never bothered to explain, the Library of Congress let this woman use it as a prop in her circus.

The most likely reason, of course, is antiwhite animus. Hating white people, especially those from the past, is a centerpiece of the new religion. The toppling of statues and vandalizing of culture items is something like a sacrament for them. Publicly flinging their poo at the works of the white man is a ritualistic break from the culture coercion from which they seek to liberate themselves.

That is what the show is about this week. One way to look at the great intellectual flowering in the West is as a quest for liberation, with liberation being defined as the elimination of coercion. The utopia on the other side of the revolution is a world where everyone gets to do whatever they want without the need for permission. You are answerable only to your imagination.

Karl Marx, who still casts a shadow over our intellectuals, famously said about the mature communist society, “I could fish in the morning, hunt in the afternoon, rear cattle in the evening and do critical theory at night, just as I have a mind, without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, shepherd or critic.” In other words, no one would be compelled to do anything or even be anything.

To normal people, this sounds insane. Most on our side of the great divide struggle to accept that the people in charge really believe this stuff. It is a consequence of the moral mind to assume rational motives for the behavior of others. There has to be a better answer for why they gave the fat naked black woman a precious artifact from history so she could revolt us with it and her image.

Lots of people believed in Marxism. Lots of people still believe in libertarianism and anarchism, despite the mountain of evidence to the contrary. At least with Marxism, there have been real world attempts to make it happen. Libertarianism and anarchism never get past the planning stage. Despite the lack of anything to support their dreams, these fantasies persist, even among otherwise bright people

The neo-Marxists and their dream of cultural liberation are just as committed as the libertarians and anarchists. They have not thought through how the world will work when whiteness is removed. They are just sure it will be great. The main difference between themselves and the libertarians is they are well past the planning stage and are trying to make it a reality.


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Contents

  • Robert Nozick
  • Political coercion
  • Economic coercion
  • Cultural coercion
  • Racial coercion

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Thinking About Athens

A little change of pace this week as the news is mostly made up nonsense about the war on Russia and, of course, stories about Trump. The obsession with Trump moved past whatever lies beyond absurd years ago. Even if you get the symbolism of Trump to the managerial elite, their obsessing over him is exhausting. It is as if they want to talk about him to the point where his fans are sick of the subject.

Scan the millions of posts about Trump in the regime media each week and it is like watching a man deliberately slip on a banana peel. His attempt to entertain the audience just creates a sense of shame. You are embarrassed for him. That is the same feeling I get when I read a New York Times piece about Trump. How humiliating and degrading it must be to write those posts.

The Finns have a word for this, myötähäpeä, which roughly translates into secondhand shame or shared embarrassment. Fremdschämen is the German version of it, which means the feeling you get when seeing someone do something so embarrassing that you start to feel shame by watching it. English does not have a corresponding word, which is odd given the history of the English language.

If there is no word for it, then it does not exist, at least in the mental landscape of the people who speak the language. Perhaps if the English language did have a word for this sensation, we would have fewer people willing to degrade themselves in public just to get a little attention. On the other hand, maybe the Germans have so many of these people they needed a word for it.

Regardless, you have to wonder if by 2024 people will have tired of the endless drama that surrounds Trump. On the other hand, the elite obsession with him may turn the man into a martyr. To his credit, he is still putting his chin out daring them to take their best swing at him. Like every decision to fire on a crowd of protestors, the eventual arrest of Trump just feels like it is inevitable.

Anyway, the topic this week is about the dynamics that exists within a debating society committed to consensus. This is a topic that will be visited in a different context in the Monday Taki post. The jumping off point for the discussion is how debate must have worked within Athenian society. We get to pretend we are wearing our togas and debating the issues of the day with the ancients.


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This Week’s Show

Contents

  • Changing Gears
  • Life In Athens
  • Being In The Debate
  • Getting Attention
  • Slapping Ginger Midgets
  • Making Moral Claims
  • Consensus
  • Dissidents
  • Repressive Tolerance

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