The America Problem

Way back when the West was pressuring the apartheid government to commit suicide on behalf of its people, they did a remarkable thing. They sequestered their nuclear program, making sure the information and material would not fall into the hands of whatever came after apartheid. It was remarkable, because no other state has voluntarily abandoned its program for the good of the world. Governments just don’t do that, but the South Africans did and a huge potential problem down the line was averted.

The reason this is worth thinking about is there are other unstable states, with lots of military technology. Pakistan is an obvious example. There is a better than even chance they have sold nuclear technology to other Muslim governments. They have most certainly been working with North Korea. Israel has nuclear weapons and they have advanced delivery systems. These are two countries that could fall into chaos or have their government overthrown. It’s not likely at the moment, but it is possible.

A bigger concern is America. There’s no getting around the fact that America is in bad shape in many important ways. The wizards in the Federal Reserve have been able to use creative ways to maintain the debt bubble, but everything comes to an end eventually. The demographic changes going on in the country are creating very serious fissures regionally, ethnically and economically. Just look at how aggressive and radical the political talk is these days. America looks very brittle right now.

If you are doing long term planning for the EU or a European government, you have to be looking at America and thinking about the Crisis of the Third Century. It’s not a perfect analogy, but it is a pretty good one. Like the Roman Empire, the American Empire is militaristic, the dominant military power and politically fragile. Like the Romans, America appears to be critically short of intellectual firepower in its ruling elite. Who knows, maybe Washington has a lead pipe problem, but it does have an IQ problem.

You have to think China, Japan, Europe, even the Russians are looking at America and wondering how it keeps teetering on without some serious reform effort. Further, you have to think the failure of the Trump administration to get anything done is another data point suggesting the American political class is malfunctioning. A healthy political elite would have made sure to co-opt Trump, given him some easy victories and made sure he turns his talents and political support toward defending the system.

Instead, the result of the Trump years is likely to be further confirmation that the system is hopelessly broken. Maybe the Democrats have some great reformer in their ranks who will rise in the primaries this year. It seems unlikely, but the funny thing about greatness is no one ever sees it before it becomes obvious. Still, what the political class has favored, guys like Bush, Clinton and Obama, suggests they have managed to create a system that selects against, at an early stage, anyone with the any amount of talent.

Now, America is probably not going to fall into a period of military anarchy as happened to the Romans in the third century. America is a sea-based empire, while the Romans were a land-based empire. Chaos, if it comes, will first be in the possessions. Perhaps that’s why the Trump administration is so eager to get out of Afghanistan and Syria. It could be that the defense establishment has finally realized they are being bled dry by these commitments. In order to preserve the empire, they must shrink it.

On the other hand, in an age when controlling the financial system is worth more than controlling territory, the chaos will show up first in the economy. We’re two months away from “hard Brexit” with no signs of a soft resolution. The EU had to compromise with the populist Italian government on their budget. The Yellow Vest riots, which everyone is told to ignore, are becoming a serious issue in France. All of these problems in Europe are being driven by the impossible realities of their economics system.

Whatever your favorite collapse scenario, all of them assume that the American political class will not be able to keep the plates spinning. At some point, the divisions in American society, be they cultural, racial or economic, become so large that the core of the empire becomes ungovernable. If you are on the outside looking in right now, America certainly looks like a continent wide version of 1970’s New York City. The difference being, New York City was not armed with nuclear weapons and a massive military.

How the rest of the world could “manage” the entropy of empire is hard to know. China could simply work to reduce its exposure to the empire and wait for it to withdraw from the Pacific Rim. South American governments seem to be using the current chaos to export their troublesome populations. They are using the techniques of Progressive urban gentrification to clean up their underclass. A weakening and chaotic America could very well be a good thing for them, at least from a demographic perspective.

European elites are suffering from the same disease as their American counterparts, so it is unlikely they are thinking too far ahead. On the other hand, the demographic situation in Europe is salvageable, so they have more time. France is not condemned to becoming a majority-minority society. No European country is assured that fate. America is guaranteed, short of something completely unexpected, to become a multi-racial, multi-ethnic country, with a large white minority. That’s a mathematical guarantee.

If it turns out that the model of the American empire cannot function with a majority-minority core and the core becomes ungovernable, then the world is going to have a very serious problem. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, Europe fell into the dark ages for roughly a millennium. On order to avoid that fate, the world, particularly Europe, will need to start planning and preparing for life after America. That means figuring out a way to manage the inevitable decline of the American empire.

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Drake
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I’m not worried about Israeli nukes. If Israel collapses it will be from external, not internal pressure, and those nukes will probably already be expended on targets. France and the UK are scarier. Both will be Islamic Republics well before the end of this century unless they decide to throw all the Muslims out. Either way, there will be chaos and nukes up for grabs. If the U.S. comes apart in a civil war, then yes, there will be unsecured nukes all over the place. Most of the tactical ones probably in team blue areas, most strategic nukes in team… Read more »

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A massive economic downturn, or even prolonged stagnation, would do the trick of convincing a significant number of predominantly urbanized migrant populations to return to the old country. While a Le Pen victory appears unlikely in 2022, should it happen millions would leave with the benefit of their second passport.

Hoyos
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Hoyos

If Le Pen wins they will be safer in France than they would with the continued encroachment of Islamic domination.

Led Zeppo
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I honestly don’t think ANYTHING is ever going to entice them to go away voluntarily — not an economic downturn, not bribes, nothing.

Ain’t no white wimminz back in the Old Country.

Besides, (((Our Bestest Friends Forever))) will certainly figure out a way to convince them to stay. What would be the point of ruining Europe if it doesn’t stay (((ruined)))?

Drake
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An economic downturn would only affect them if France stopped the welfare payments. Then they would riot.

A.B. Prosper
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Riots are an every Saturday thing in France the French military will put down a non French threat where they won’t do much against the Yellow Vests.

Mysteerious Rooshian Vooman
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True, but what is going to happen is far more than a mere downturn. The euro is going to disappear. And so is the EU. That is baked into the cake. It’s no longer avoidable. When they find themselves with no currency, there won’t be any benefits for the colonists. They will have to leave. Or be made to leave. And they will be.

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So at the present time, it looks like Trump has long odds against a second term. The question becomes what the left does if it seizes power in 2020 on the belief that it will never be voted out, unless by a DSA splinter party. The temptation would be high for a UK/OZ style gun ban, but which would either be ignored or outright resisted by large swathes of territory. We already know that Congressman Swallwell wants us nuked, and Ocasio Cortez wants us gang raped.

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Not sure those odds are so long. If the dems really want a double-first with the U.S.’s first female/first black president (piss-yellow demi-Negro Barack doesn’t count), and Frankenstein’s monster manages to actually overpower the good Dr., then a lot of powerful dems with deep pockets may hold their noses and privately support Trump. They hate him but if the choice is between someone calling for BDS and someone who makes Jerusalem the capital of Israel, what do you think they’ll really do? A lot of normies who thought they were democrats are going to discover during this cycle that they… Read more »

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YouAreTheRemnant

If you’re referring to Kamala Harris as your double-first candidate, then you’d should know that she’s even more shabbos than Trump.

Dave
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Wants us gang raped? I think that’s a wee bit overstated – with her “Run Train” tweet, Sandy was just trying to come across as street-wise to the peasantry. Not so easy for a Westchester pseudo-Ivy-Leaguer.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

Our people are not extended the same nuances. That statement is a career-ender and should always be treated as such.

Calsdad
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Curtis Lemay: ” you’ve got to kill people, and when you’ve killed enough they stop fighting.” If the fight is between team red in the countryside and team blue in the cities – well then team blue is at a distinct disadvantage because the use of nuclear weapons makes much more sense to use against a city – than it does in blowing up the countryside. A decent sized nuke blown up in a city kills how many people – maybe a million or more? Blow up that same nuke in the countryside or even the suburbs and what are… Read more »

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The city vs country folk dichotomy didn’t work out so well for the white’s in Russia’s civil war.

Toddy Cat
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The White loss in the Russian Civil War had more to do with shitty divided leadership and foreign intrigue (thanks, Woodrow Wilson and David Lloyd George!) than it did urban vs rural, but your point is well taken. Holding the countryside is better than holding the cities alone (just ask Mao), but it doesn’t mean automatic victory.

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Russia in 1917 was very much as West today. All institutions were rotten to the core and lost any kind of legitimacy. Lenin conquered Moscow with only 1000 men. At this time, in Moscow were more than 30 000 WWI experienced officers and ca 100 000 soldiers but they did nothing because lack of leadership. Every known person and institution had ruined his reputation so there were not a single leader available. So society just collapsed.

Calsdad
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The Whites didn’t have the ability to nuke the cities. I’ve read some articles over the years that postulate that leftism vs conservatism might be due to some innate differences within the people who adhere to each of those different viewpoints of the world. If that’s true – well then what’s been going on for quite some time now has been a separating of those inherently different people. Also – if that’s true, well then nuking a few cities full of leftists might well change the population dynamic for quite some time afterwards. Just sayin………… And remember – it was… Read more »

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You don’t need atomic weapons to “nuke” a vibrant city. Just cut off inputs, and stop traffic/repairs. If EMP nukes work as we have been told, that could be purely external attack, but it seems like almost the same ends could be achieved with small-team attacks on critical inputs to cities and the crews that repair them. Pick a time with extra-cold weather. Best applied to many cities at once to overwhelm responders, so a big and widespread conspiracy is needed. The plan could be thwarted by regular people with binoculars and radios, if you could convince people to look… Read more »

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Josh; The keys to the victory of the Red Army were, IMHO: + instantly seizing control of the transportation net through the railroad workers’ unions. + Plenty of war materials lying around. + Plenty of disaffected veterans who had every reason to despise their elite. + Plenty of non-elite, experienced unit commanders which the war had forced the Russian elite to create. Heretofore, officers were from ‘reliable elements of society’, i.e. the lesser elite. + An elite who had thoroughly discredited themselves via their entrance into and conduct of WWI. + utter ruthlessness (red terror) employed by an previously organized… Read more »

Mysteerious Rooshian Vooman
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True enough, but this is not 1917, and this is not Russia.

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Or the Vendee during the revolutionary France

Hoyos
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No earthly idea how it will shake out, but there’s a lot more red sympathizers embedded in cities than blue state sympathizers embedded in the country. Big chunks of Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx aren’t exactly as blue state as is commonly supposed.

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Agreed. That’s a point I have brought up again and again with people online who I hear saying “we should just nuke the cities and get rid of all the leftists”. Or : ” everybody in the blue states is against us”. That’s not really the way it shakes out in my experience. I live in MA – and I am surrounded by red sympathizers. For some reason at my last job (which admittedly was in NH) – I surrounded by right wingers. In my personal circle – I can’t think of more than a few people that are hard… Read more »

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Sowell’s statement was stupid but it was rhetorical not literal. No one would follow an order to nuke anywhere in the US for any reason and he knows it.. It was meant to evoke the overwhelming power of the State against rebels which is wrong but for a whole bunch of different reasons. However unless the White Right stops being so individualistic and learns to fight for a common goal, they will lose if they can even start That goal can be “get rid of the Union” or “Authoritarian Right State” or any other damned thing but there must be… Read more »

Mysteerious Rooshian Vooman
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One wonders how likely lefties would be to detonate nukes on the continent where they themselves live. Assuming that they could get the codes for giving the commands to launch. And assuming that the VERY FEW men in uniform who are able to deliver said nukes would obey such orders anyway. Whole thins is most unlikely.

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You are astonishingly trusting of the armed filth.

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pdxr13

Nuclear weapons folks are Special. Much screening, most of it psychological. Father-In-Law was a Titan II launch crew. Smart fellow saw his draft number and went directly to USAF recruiter who recognized nerd-potential and reliability of a young man married with baby on the way. He believed (at the time, and when he told me in about 1988) that he and one other NCO could (for-sure) launch without orders, and (maybe) re-target without orders and launch. Crew have a lot of time on their hands to fully-understand the system, and they are (necessarily!) smart, trained to repair/maintain the System, and… Read more »

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Saml Adams

LeMay has been portrayed as a cartoon character but he was in fact a very insightful strategic thinker. In the way back times, had to abstract a substantial portion of the last long interview conducted with him by my thesis adviser. We have no one of that stature in the military today.

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No need for nukes on a typical American city. Just cut off the water supply by whatever means possible. Like Rome before them a lack of water will empty these hives out.

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Drake wrote: “I’m not worried about Israeli nukes. If Israel collapses it will be from external, not internal pressure, and those nukes will probably already be expended on targets.” You _should_ be worried, as those “targets” include european capitols. Martin van Creveld, Israeli Jew born in the Netherlands, is no war drum-banging psycho, but likely the greatest living military historian. “We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. _Most European capitals are targets for our air force_. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: ‘Israel must be like… Read more »

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I won’t comment on Israel’s nuke capability because I’m not qualified, but as to the IDF being “second or third” militarily that’s simply not the case. As has been said before, quantity has a quality all its own, and Israel is too small. Also, they look better than they probably are, because kicking Arab ass in conventional warfare is not a high bar.

Some rather more informed commentary than mine courtesy of the late WeaponsMan. Comments are definitely worth reading on any WM thread, BTW.

http://weaponsman.com/?p=28617

LSWCHP
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Hey Mike….good link…it brought back a lot of memories. I hope you’re doing well.

Cheers from Oz

LSWCHP

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Israel’s army has been bested by teenage militias in both Lebanon and the Palestinian territory…It’s very weak and loaded with men who don’t want to fight…Israel is 100% reliant on its air force and nukes, and now the air force is being shut out by the Russian advanced SA systems.

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Drake; I can assure you that the US nukes are nowhere near team blue land. During the Cold War, both sides widely dispersed their nukes to preclude a successful first strike wiping out the other’s ability to retaliate. Because of inertia and because some threat remains (or must seem to remain to keep the budgets up), US nukes are very likely still widely dispersed in the Red Zone. The cities’ Cold War role was to be hostages to the other side. Not liking this and to get at the land for their developer wing, the Cloud Team moved any operational… Read more »

Drake
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Drake

You forget the Naval bases.

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Drake; True to an extent. I’d say the Seattle area is the most vulnerable to blue seizure if lots of deep blue pop. nearby is the criterion. But that’s the only one I can come up with off the top of my head. San Diego is more vulnerable to Mexican seizure, just by proximity (but not by organizational ability). Charleston SC, the Newport News VA area, Jacksonville FL are near red enclaves if not in them. Don’t know about the NE. But the entire premise of the discussion seems to be that some blue politicos could just walk in and… Read more »

Apex Predator
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Apex Predator

Israelis already have a protocol for your scenario: The Samson Option they are quite clear that they will tear down the temple completely taking everyone around them with them should that ever reach such a stage.

A.B. Prosper
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One thing mitigating this is the fact that the tritium triggers required to make US nukes work are decaying. In a few decades most of them won’t work and the US has no way to make or get more https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/03/06/commentary-the-looming-crisis-for-us-tritium-production/ from the article By the early 2030s, the viability of the entire U.S. nuclear deterrent is at risk from an inability to produce tritium for nuclear warheads. we’ll probably scavenge enough to keep China from unilaterally putting us out our misery but beyond that, we won’t be in good shape nuke wise Our regular military is not as well stocked… Read more »

thud
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Britain will never be an Islamic republic, the process of recapturing our country from the traitors in London is 3 years old now and still very much an ongoing process but make no mistake despite the media etcs best attempts things are happening. Its not just Brexit even though that has caused major tears in the old way of doing things its the constant threat of viable third parties led by the likes of Farage that show things will never be the same again for the business as usual crowd.

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Britain will never be an Islamic republic, the process of recapturing our country from the traitors in London is 3 years old now and still very much an ongoing process but make no mistake despite the media etcs best attempts things are happening. I’d love to believe you. But I’ve been reading comments like this from the Dead Island for 15 years. We’re always told people have had it, the worm is turning, the Anglo-Saxon is learning to hate. Nothing changes except the grip of Islam and cultural Marxism over the U.K. grows stronger. The Anglo-Saxon is learning to gripe.… Read more »

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Actually, team Red enjoys a massive strategic and tactical nuke advantage. This is mainly due to the need for safe handling and storage away from populated areas. To the extent team Blue thinks they might have some, they’re most likely talking about sea-based (sub and carrier) assets…which are neither team per se.

Based on most polling, Team Red generally holds a 2:1 or 3:1 advantage in military uniforms as well.

If Team Blue had the advantage they wouldn’t be working so hard to undermine the electoral college.

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But the nukes cannot be deployed without the constantly changing codes. So somebody will control the territory where nukes are located, but they won’t be able to deploy them. Also, the effects of the current Grand Solar Minimum combined with the collapse of the euro and of the EU will go a long way towards saving Europe from Islamization because a choice will be made (there won’t be a choice about whether to make this choice): Either the welfare payments to the foreign colonists stop, or there will be widespread starvation and death from exposure, as the colonists are evicted… Read more »

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On a technical level, that is actually a surprisingly easy thing to remedy. Most of the systems controlling those nuclear weapons are the latest in 1980’s and 1990’s technology.

That’s why when the USSR collapsed, there was a massive rush to get in there and secure the weapons. Their safeguards aren’t much different than ours, so the rush was on to make sure no local actors could get in there, change the codes, and independently launch the rockets.

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>>>Most of the tactical [nukes are] probably in team blue areas, most strategic nukes in team red territory.

Roughly one-third of the USA’s nuclear weapons are stored in or operated out of the Puget Sound area. Be very afraid.

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In virtually untrackable underwater fortresses. If there was even a chance that the USA looked shaky, those submarines would be put to see and they would disappear for many, many months, resurfacing only in locations deemed safe.

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Ursula

We Americans had no idea the Israeli Jews would militarily attack the U.S.S. Liberty, even after all we did for them, yet they did, with many American deaths. Why should we think we’d have a clue what they’d do to us next? Why do you like these people? They make it clear they have allegiance only to their own.

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2017/september/07/the-uss-liberty-wins-one/

Stupid gullible goyim. We have to stop giving it all away.

Mike
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Mike

Europe, like the rest of the West , has a demographic problem in that they are all far below replacement levels in population growth. “The future belongs to those who show up”.

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Felix_Krull

Europe is overpopulated as it is. The problem – at the moment – is not a shrinking European population, but a growing Mohammadan one.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

We are conquerors, run out of space on this planet to conquer, unless perhaps Antarctica. To revive our spirit, we may need to go to other planets.

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Felix_Krull

To revive our spirit, we may need to go to other planets.

We need to take this one back.

Xopher Halftongue
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Xopher Halftongue

It will be much harder for (((Globalists))) to destroy a multi planetary technological civilization.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

Human’s have lived centuries on the same land farming and building cultures and traditions without conquering anybody

Now there are always hungry assholes out there but they are not easily going to harness the declining resources of planet Earth so they can lord over slaves in the vacuum of Mars

baring some incredible breakthroughs mankind is not going into space and its far more likely our complex unsustainable technology will just fall apart bit by bit.

2219 isn’t going to be Star Trek its more likely to be Amish Paradise

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It is long past the time when population growth is necessary for economic/technological/quality of life growth. White men have solved the production problem. The reason we hear so much about the population crises is because all of the government ponzi schemes are predicated on taxing an ever increasing population of current workers to pay previous generations ( just to tie things together with yesterday’s post , if taxation was exacted primarily on capital and not labor, a decreasing population would be seen (or at least sold) as an unalloyed good. The idea that the US and Europe can be turned… Read more »

Xopher Halftongue
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Xopher Halftongue

@AB Prosper

What do you mean by “breakthrough”? No specifics, eh?

Anyone who opposes space travel to the planets is an entryist.

james wilson
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james wilson

When the Romans failed to show up the barbarians won the battle but not the future. The future may belong to no one. Several hundred million Muslims and Africans in Europe are destined only to be starving in the cold.

Gravity Denier
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Gravity Denier

Oh, please. Stop looking to babies to save you from population replacement.

Xopher Halftongue
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Xopher Halftongue

Getting rid of women’s rights would solve most of our problems…
-SJWs
-population replacement
-treacherous rulers
-NIMBY
-below replacement birth rates
-shitty converged entertainment
-huge deficits
-consumerism

Among a whole bunch of other stuff.

Xopher Halftongue
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Xopher Halftongue

The demographic problem in the West is caused by women’s rights.

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Dark Ages is not an appropriate term for the era that invented the universities and clocks and had the Merton calculators and much more. There was a lot happening in this time, as in all times (post Stone Age which seems to maintain the status quo for long periods of time), but referring to it as Dark Ages it’s really anti-christian propaganda much like the Galileo conflagration and if you accept that the religion of a culture is its underlying philosophy than this is how you undermine the culture. We didn’t get to where we are overnight. It literally took… Read more »

Drake
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Historians now call the period from the 6th to the 10th centuries the “Early Middle Ages” and the 10th to 13th centuries the “High Middle Ages”.

Those Early Middle Ages were fairly dark. Most of the Mediterranean and half of early Christianity was lost to Muslim invasion and piracy while the northern pagans attacked from the north. Mongol hordes spent most of that period raiding from the northeast and threaten massive invasion several times.

What became western civilization was hanging on by a thread.

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They were also literally “dark” due to a series of catastrophic volcanic eruptions in 536AD which some theories credit with accelerating the world into an abyss.

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I agree. That 500 year period between the fall of Rome and the rise of the Holy Roman Empire is actually referred to as the Early Middle Ages. We also got deeper plowing techniques, distilled spirits, and cheese making.

Apex Predator
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Apex Predator

You say this with such dead pan delivery it is comical. All that in 500 years?! Cheese, plowing, and liquor? It reminds me of when negroes hold up their ‘inventors’ and all we seem to come up with is peanut butter and the super soaker squirt gun.

tl;dr- Had the world not cratered w/ the fall of Rome we’d have had a LOT more during that time period, which would have propelled us even further today. But Rome fell for the die-versity trick. The original multi-kulti suicide pact, and ours will look similar.

james wilson
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No. If Rome had not fallen the unique sprint of Western Civ 800 years later would be impossible. Over seven centuries the Romans invented two vital things, property law, and concrete. Nothing else rose above the reservoir holding Roman civilization. Their numeral system remained primitive, their arrows were not rifled–a technology the Ice Man carried in his quiver three thousand years before. Everything was ordered, and static. It was the best possible world for it’s time.

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Oh, and I forgot the other thing that emerged in the “Dark Ages”…the end of chattel slavery.

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Cheese is the Apex. I think we should call the cheese ages.

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I think you’re taking a 21st century view of what was, at the time, highly advanced technology. Deeper plowing techniques massively increased crop yields, for example. Cheese – the production of it – involves similar processes to the creation of modern day antibiotics. The brewing of distilled spirits, especially beer, in the middle ages protected people from all sorts of water born bacteria. Both cheese and beer production played important early roles in the development of the field of chemistry. If the Mayflower doesn’t run low on beer, they wind up in VA, and Zman gets to complain how those… Read more »

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Collapse of the (western Roman) world economy; mass-death; retrogression in material prosperity; loss of literacy, technology, and scientific understanding…these all make for a pretty “Dark” age indeed.

A good counter to the cultural flim-flammer is a look at the physical evidence as in the book, “the fall of rome: and the end of civilization.”
https://www.amazon.com/Fall-Rome-End-Civilization/dp/0192807285/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1548863177&sr=1-1&keywords=the+fall+of+rome%3A+and+the+end+of+civilization

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Felix_Krull

Dark Ages is a perfectly good term.

Yes, in scientific respects the world progressed, but only because the Romans gave fuck all about science and relied on astonishingly primitive technologies. In some areas, the Romans had actually regressed from the Greeks.

But the overall civilizational level declined; trade, literacy, numeracy, life expectancy, communication, sea travel, all plummeted. The cathedral of Chartres may rival Roman architecture, but it was surrounded by mud hovels housing an illiterate, peasant populace, living under un-enlightened dictatorship.

Apart from the occasional secular ruler, it was the Church that kept the lights burning in the early Middle Ages.

Issac
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Issac

I believe the new term will in Europe will be “The BLACKED Ages.” Trademark pending.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

There were a number of stories circulating a few years back that the Saudis could obtain nukes from Pakistan, if Iran gained nuclear weapon capability

Some of them still out there:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-24823846

Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.

Not only have the Pakistanis most likely supplied nuclear tech to other Muslim countries, but it appears there has been cooperative funding – and possibly agreements to supply weapons on short notice if needed.

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” it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of sources have told BBC Newsnight.”
How do you know that?

Oh, Right, “BBC Newsnight” told you.

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn

“It was remarkable, because no other state has voluntarily abandoned its program for the good of the world. Governments just don’t do that, but the South Africans did and a huge potential problem down the line was averted.” They would have been better off with partition and consolidating themselves in a state around Capetown with that nuclear program to protect themselves but that wouldn’t have allowed de Klerk and his class to spend time in Davos without being given dirty looks. “Israel has nuclear weapons and they have advanced delivery systems. These are two countries that could fall into chaos… Read more »

Drake
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Drake

The Ukrainians gave up their nukes. Qaddafi gave up his WMD programs. Worked out great for both of them.

Dutch
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Dutch

The lessons of Ukraine and Libya are not lost on Kim Jong-Un.

williamwilliams
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williamwilliams

And hopefully not lost on Australia as well.

Toddy Cat
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Toddy Cat

I hate the murdering little prick, but you can’t really blame him, can you?

oughtsix
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oughtsix

“…but you can’t really blame him, can you?”

Why, yes, yes I can. Cannibalizing his whole nation and it’s people, literally starving them for his own wealth, power and glory.

Like all psychopaths, a spawn of Satan.

c matt
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c matt

“The Arabs cry about Israeli nukes for obvious reasons but nobody among the serious powers is worried that an Israeli nuke is going to detonate in one of cities.”

True – Israel does not want to destroy the Arabs, it wants to rule them. Not much good if all the land is a nuclear waste site.

DeBeers Diamonds
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DeBeers Diamonds

The long term realignment of Israel will be towards its Arab neighbors, eventually becoming part of the Arab League. The question will be whether or not this realignment is completed before conditions in the West get bad enough to promote mass aliyah. A minor Jewish population still persists in South Africa, aided by all attacks on synagogues being quickly cracked down upon by the government.

Gothian
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Gothian

If you ignore the positives of those countries and mitigate the worst issues facing the US then ,yes, the US will look better.

Are you a journalist?

ConservativeFred
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ConservativeFred

A fragmented United States with no ethnic demarcation lines like the former Yugoslavia, and nuclear weapons. At present, it looks like we are headed for a situation with multiple strongmen, nuclear armed, with the impetus from foreign adversaries to use said nuclear weapons on other strongmen and territory within the continental United States.

I am glad I am thinking about this in the morning, and not at night.

williamwilliams
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The US Northwest will merge with Anglo-Canada. Everything between California and Texas will become La Republica del Norte. The Plains, Midwest and South will become several agrarian non-entities, a la Ukraine.

By universal consent, everything between Fredericksburg and Portsmouth will be radiation-sterilized, and known as “The Dead Zone”. Say Hallelujah!

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

While I agree that the United States is much farther down the road to demographic chaos than most European countries, I’d point out that France is an exception. French births are at least 20% Muslim (probably closer to 25%) and will rise over at least the next generation due to differing birth rates. Non-Muslim blacks likely account for 5% to 10% of births, again likely increasing over the next 20 years due to birthrates. It’s baked in the pie that France will someday be ~30% Muslim and ~10% non-Muslim African. Granted, that’s not half of the population, but it’s close,… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

The people of Africa, in the countries once ruled over by France, see themselves as French, in the sense that everything in France is understood as open and available to them, and free for the taking. I don’t believe that the former subjects of any other former colonial ruler in Africa see things in quite the same way. It has to do with the way the French actually worked to help their African subjects, once upon a time, rather than simply plunder. No good deed goes unpunished.

Gothian
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Gothian

The UK made greater capital investments in its colonies than the French. Ghana had a higher per capita income than South Korea when it became independent. Bit of a myth that the Europeans ,especially the British and French, “just plundered”.

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The difference in French and British colonialism is one of an almost existential nature. The French ideal, following the Revolution, was to make the colonial subjects French. The British didn’t give a damn about how the locals lived, as long as they didn’t butcher each other in the streets. The Brits were in the game to make money, the French to spread civilisation.

It is a testament to race realism, that the British model worked better than the French.

Apex Predator
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Apex Predator

We are saying “Europe” as if they are some collective whole when the reality is that the seams are already heavily tearing in the European “Union”.

What you will likely see on an unaltered current trajectory is a bifurcation akin to something like pre-Berlin Wall collapse. Everything east of Germany which hasn’t completely embraced the suicide cult will split off from Western Europe which is circling the drain almost as rapidly as the States.

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joey junger

There’s strong evidence that the German scientists could have put better guidance systems on their rockets near the end of the Second World War (Werner Braun says they had this figured out) but they knew they were going to lose, and so withheld the info as a bargaining chip in order to avoid the Entnazifizierung/Fragenbogen (Denazification) period and to get jobs in America. Operation Paperclip (and our little trip to the Moon) suggests it was a good hedge on the part of the scientists. My guess is that most of the people who’ve been using America as Israel’s Luca Brasi… Read more »

Sean Detente
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Jacobsen’s “Operation Paperclip” was terrible. I never really understood the moral condemnation of the program, either. These were highly trained, and better yet, highly experienced experts whose biggest crime was being on the wrong side. It would’ve been a waste to not exploit them; and I certainly was no moral issue for the Russians.

joey junger
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joey junger

Jacobsen’s book had a lot of problems, starting with the title. A Nazi was someone who was a member of the Nazi party. Plenty of people in Germany weren’t party members (though membership was good for the career) and everyone from Max Schmelling to Ernst Junger told Hitler (albeit politely) to shove off. But for someone like Jacobsen, anyone who was German (and hell, probably is German today) is a Nazi. The quote might be apocryphal but one of the “Nazi” scientists was supposed to have said something like “Building rockets is science. Deciding where they go is politics.”

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I recall seeing somewhere a while ago that the maximum membership of the Nazi Party was in the percent teens of those eligible.

Mcleod
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The “left” is only big government because that is where their bread is buttered, where their pension is guaranteed, or where their “social benefits” are funded . Oh sure, there’s a few true believers, but my pull it out of my ass number would be less than a percent. Hundreds of trillions in debt and long term liabilities does not bode well for team blue. I think their loyalties will be, let’s say, fluid. I am not as concerned about the browning of the nation either, because a couple of hundred million YT’s running around is a tough thing to… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

The shorthand is, “gibs gotta gib”, then they move on when the gibs run out.

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This is the problem with the collapse of Rome comparisons, the Roman people didn’t have hundreds of millions of firearms and the Roman government didn’t have thousands of nuclear weapons. On the bright side we will be able to livestream the collapse until the internet goes down.

Toddy Cat
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Toddy Cat

“the Roman people didn’t have hundreds of millions of firearms”

Actually, the disarming of the Roman people was one of the things that led to their decline, and why relatively small bands of barbarians were able to conquer whole provinces. Just read Gibbon. Those firearms in private hands might be the only thing that saves us. It’s a feature, not a bug.

Drake
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Drake

This – in the early Republic, every male citizen was a soldier with weapons and kit in the house.

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Matrix

Its popular to brand the US as evil because we dropped a couple nukes on the Japs in WW II, but I’m convinced that we would have had some sort of use of nukes by now without that example of what could happen. Everyone move to North Dakota when everything goes down, more nukes than Carter has pills. Finally, just saw the US dept for 2018 increase again heading towards a trillion a year. For you economics geeks out there, where does the dept load vs GDP finally become unmanageable? Especially when we get free heath care, free collage, subsidized… Read more »

Sean Detente
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Funny, and I can’t recall the guy’s name, but he was one of the last Japanese soldiers to formaly surrender 20 years after the war, remarked the nuking of Japan made perfect sense. Basically it was “hell, we would’ve done the same thing!”

Saml Adams
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Saml Adams

LeMay’s firebombing campaign had effectively run out of targets. All that remained were more tactical targets like bridges and rail lines plus shooting up what remained of Japanese shipping. Then the options were drop the nukes, starve them out or invade. The first was probably the most humane.

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Anyone who self-identifies with the State to the point of using “we” in describing its actions is a tosspot not worth reading further than its first instance.

Joshinca
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IMO. The US today is analogous to the Roman Empire in the first century BC. It has outgrown the governing structure that served it well for centuries, the p9litical class has figured out how to game the system for their own personal benefit at the expense of the general public, and demographic change is destroying the country’s foundation. We’re most likely going to go down the road of Caesarian with a patina of constitutionality for the rubes, as existed during the early principate era. So let he proscriptions commence, BTW the dark ages began with Islamic conquest of egypt, not… Read more »

Drake
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Drake

Yep. There was a century and a half after Rome collapsed and the Gothic states in Europe and Africa continued the classical civilization. The Muslim invasions collapsed it completely.

Jack Boniface
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Usually I’m the pessimistic one; and certainly long term is bad. But there are positives. Although I despise the Fed, there’s effectively no inflation. Trump is having problems ending the ongoing wars, but there aren’t any new ones, nor are there likely to be, at least on a large scale. The Iraq debacle will hang over war discussions for this generation, the way Vietnam did for 30 years. Command and control of the nukes is secure. Defense spending is <4% of GDP. The national debt is 100% of GDP, manageable. Unfunded liabilities for SocSec and Medicare are huge, but people… Read more »

Dutch
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IMO the failure of the Iraq war will never resonate in our culture like the Vietnam war did, for a number of reasons. We did not have a good declared reason for fighting in Vietnam, but we had 9/11 for Iraq (a real stretch, but we have it). The resolution of the Vietnam “conflict”, as it was called, was a repudiation of who we thought we were, culturally and militarily, coming out of WW2. This element of the war is underestimated, IMO. Vietnam stripped our political class, especially the Dems, of any sense of their knowing what they were doing.… Read more »

Hoyos
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Speaking of ChiComs, have absolutely wretched demographic trends as well. They’re not going to run anything, they’ve been lending us money to buy their manufactured goods and their birth rate has fallen off a cliff. The conditions on the ground are really not great for most of the country. They have a first world population that’s basically the size of Germany’s, which isn’t bad, but I really don’t think they’re the heavy duty world dominating players they’ve been talked up as.

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“…Europe, will need to start planning and preparing for life after America.” All eyes will turn to what happens in central Europe, especially Germany. With America absent from the scene, will a powerful Germany seek cooperation from its neighbors? Or not? Will the right regain its rightful place in politics? What will the liberal sycophants who toadied to the US do without American muscle behind them? Will Jews remain in Europe as nationalism rises around them and their financial ties to their NY uncle Shlomo are frayed? Will Russia seek to regain lost territories? It seems from my perspective that… Read more »

The Babe
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Amazing spot by Wrath of Gnon at Twitter: 1938 book about fall of Rome anticipates fall of America (or, as he says, Western Civilization) in almost every respect:

https://twitter.com/wrathofgnon/status/1090376899014971392

Eddie Coyle
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Eddie Coyle

The parallels are uncanny. Nice find, thanks for sharing.

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I went looking for the Eileen Power book, “Medieval People” quoted. Found it available on Project Gutenberg. IF i read the information there correctly, the quoted material is included in “The Precursors”. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/13144/13144-h/13144-h.htm Quite a sobering read…

Vegetius
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Vegetius

Whatever the cause of eventual collapse, we all can at least exert constant, steady, memetic pressure, calibrated for the audience and erring on the soft side, waged more and more IRL:

In the enlisted ranks of the combat arms, in reserve and guard units, in VFW and American Legion Posts, in AA meetings, halfway houses, and prisons, at the fantasy card games in comic stores, on the walls of stalls in truckstops, under the wipers of cars parked for church, at racetracks, rodeos and gunshows.

Tom
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Tom

Ukraine gave up thier nukes.

Juri
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Juri

Actually not. The GRU saw the collapse of USSR at least 10 years ahead and manned all important points with loyal Russians. Ukraine was independent but without army you can not storm heavily fortified and armed Russian guarded nuclear facility. So Ukraine made good face and just said that they give up. That is why Russia now has bunch of new modern weapons. In the 1990 Russia was looted like hell but greatest values were brought underground on time and they survived until now.

Yves Vannes
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This is also a very serious problem for us internally. Internal migration which is already happening will only increase.

Are we going to leave behind functioning military bases in places like Mexifornia? The Mex cartels with F 18s, nukes and aircraft carriers?

They will use that stuff on us not the EU or China.

When we leave an area we need to make sure those things we can’t take pose no danger to us.

We can do the world a good turn by doing ourselves that favor first.

Dutch
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Dutch

Note that here in California, most of the bases are Navy and Marines. Ships can sail, and the Marines can pick up and leave on a moment’s notice. In my neck of the woods, North Island and Camp Elliot (east end of Miramar) are likely loaded with tactical nukes, but the stores are adjacent to big runways with transport aircraft standing by, ready to move them out within minutes. They are also isolated from any easy quick overrunning from the civilian side of things. The guys who figure this stuff out are no dummies, and they plan for contingencies.

Yves Vannes
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What happens when most of the troops or at least enough of them are not white?

pdxr13
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pdxr13

Look at unit pictures for demographic data.
High-IQ, psychological continuous qualification, and motivation are required to remain in important units like Nuclear Surity, and I would guess that they are trying to get qualified Other Colors, but staffing with qualified Whites.

TomA
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Actually, Europe will be the leading indicator of collapse and rebound, and the US will go to school on it’s successes and failures. Within the US, California and Illinois are likely to lead the way as failed states due to bankruptcy (there is literally no way to pay for the public pension promises). But all of this is long overdue and ultimately cathartic. We desperately need a return to serious hardship and a reboot of natural selection pressure. The idiots running DC are a symptom of the disease and the polity cannot return to health without first ridding itself of… Read more »

Sean Detente
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Maybe, but collapse scenarios typically assume there is no prior fragmentation or semi-dissolution of the country. I mean, just cut California off and let it become its own country.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

Its not that clear cut . There are at least as many Right/White people in California than in Kansas. President Trump got 4.5 million votes here, 1/3 of them. And note to every Hillary supporter was not Liberal. the Clintons are in some ways quite Conservative and she didn’t run as a Left Wing wacko anyway but as a Center/Left Frankly it won’t be this easy since the whole US is a muddle. Instead it will be a power grab and a matrix of shifting alliances. Instead of hoping for the easy out through collapse which is perfectly natural it… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

Those of us still here in California have no illusions, living with all the crapola within a not-too-long drive from our front doorsteps. Living in the belly of the beast makes one, uh, “woke” to the situation.

pdxr13
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pdxr13

H. was attempting to run as a National Security moderate who would answer the phone at 2am. She is corrupt in so many ways, it doesn’t matter about her qualifications/experience.

james wilson
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james wilson

In our soon to be socialist future the pensions of Illinois and Kali will be shored up by the national government, in other words, by you.

Abelard Lindsey
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Abelard Lindsey

Blogger AlFin recommends “islands of competence” as a means to survive imperial collapse.

Issac
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Issac

I’m skeptical of European demographics. From what my Euro-Diaspora friends and family tell me, France will be majority non-French before 2040 and the non-French European cohort is very small due to the economics of France. Sweden and the UK are probably a decade or two behind but have shown no signs of reform either, and could accelerate to catch up to France. Germany would not be far behind and Spain has some of the lowest birth rates on the planet within rowing distance of Morocco. Put it all together and the mestizo American problem begin to look almost quaint (particularly… Read more »

Hoyos
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Hoyos

I’ve often thought we were lucky to get Mexicans versus Muslims.

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Felix_Krull

And I’ve often thought the opposite. If Europe had been invaded by relatively inoffensive Hispanics, I suspect Europeans had not woken up to the danger before it was too late.

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

This is a good point. Muslims don’t exactly keep a low profile. Hard to ignore what they’re doing to your country.

Hoyos
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Hoyos

Something to ponder certainly. Although nobody really “wakes up” until it’s basically too late anyway it seems.

pdxr13
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pdxr13

Short-term, yes. Long term, uhhhhhhh?
I don’t want to live in cold Mexico El Norte, enjoying PEMEX-style mordida and a slow-speed collapse/civilwar with cartels. We have our own kind of corruption , like Gov. John Corzine & Bernie Madoff (which is really a JP Morgan Chase hustle), or the whole banking/construction collaboration.
Muslims don’t do “interest” but there is always a vig to pay.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

The TFR in Morocco is at replacement as of 2018 , its probably going to go lower soon. Many of these migration issues will eventually correct although they’ll correct faster if the welfare for foreigners is cut off

In any case demography is reversible. the historical method has been massive bloodshed and given Whites control the food supply?

You can figure it out from there.

In any case France is in a civil war right now albeit a warm not a hot one. That’s better than the US can manage . They won’t go down without a fight.

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

It’s not North Africans that Europe needs to worry about.

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Once again I’ll step up and take the contrary view for the sake of argument. Your observation that control of the financial system is now more important than control of territory is exactly correct. Think banks, not tanks. As long as the US Dollar remains the world’s reserve currency the US empire will hold together, so the challenge for the elite is about maintaining global demand for US Dollars to allow the Imperial Capital to continue running massive deficits. This is why we have the CIA. There’s an entire cadre of countries in Central and South America that are failing… Read more »

TomA
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Every subset of our species is differentiated based upon its unique evolutionary history, which is the end result of at least tens of thousands of years of selection pressure. Each grouping possesses traits that are optimum for the environment in which it evolved. The northern European cohort of the species evolved in an environment (high latitudes) that was subject to large seasonal extremes. One enduring trait that arose from this gauntlet of seasonal hardship is a proclivity for innovation. In other words, we possess a native talent for innovating solutions to difficult problems. You seem to be fixated on a… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

Yep, I don’t get the civil war/Balkans talk. We’ve seen the future in Texas, California and New Mexico, and it’s not whites rallying around their identity and fighting back.

It’s moving away or insulate/isolate but never fight back, never organize. I hope that will change, and I’ll do my part to help that happen, but I’m under no illusion that it will take a long time or that it may never happen.

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Yes, demographics is destiny. I’ve written extensively here about the experience of my former home state of Colorado, which went from reliably red with small patches of blue in 2000 to a completely blue state in 2018. There’s nothing to do but tolerate it or pack up and leave. Demographics dictates this will happen on a national level in the next 20-30 years. The people around here who believe that we are somehow going to pull a magic rabbit out of our hat and reverse this trend are simply delusional in their thinking. We can’t even muster a majority support… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

I agree that we should all be looking at or working on back-up plans. That’s why I’m rooting for Europe to get its shit together. Might offer some of us early birds a chance to migrate. Assuming that we stick around, we’ll just have to work with the system that we have. Despite my post, I do think that whites are slowly waking up to what’s happening. Also, with California and Texas, it was Hispanics who took over and people had the option to leave. In addition, those states haven’t seen overt anti-white rhetoric and public policy. On a national… Read more »

thekrustykurmudgeon
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Colorado hasn’t been from nonwhites per se but more from trustfund babies and new-agers from the coasts moving there.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

From experience here California Whites are well aware of the issues and have a much stronger group identity than you might think I went to lunch today with some pretty normie friends and even they were remarking on how Whites self segregated at the restaurant. This behavior has been growing more and more common as is quietly giving preferential treatment to each other, caveat that said person is not a doper . They didn’t talk to each other but they sure weren’t associating with non White much either In any case not to put to fine a point on it,… Read more »

Led Zeppo
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The model here for the collapse of America is not Rome, it’s Sung-dynasty China. (btw, even though Rome fell, Byzantium held on for another thousand years, and by the time Byzantium finally fell, a reconstituted Europe was back on its feet.) The Sung surveyed their situation with a clear-eyed honesty. They admitted that a substantial chunk of the Empire had been successfully overrun by foreign barbarians, and that there was no immediate practical way to recover the lost territory. So they withdrew to smaller, defensible borders, bided their time, and wrote some cracking great poetry. Eventually the Empire recovered its… Read more »

Bartleby the Scrivener
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Bartleby the Scrivener

I like a good story, well told.
Let’s hope that’s how it plays out.

Maus
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Maus

Quite simply, America First means Americans first. If you are not a nourishing teat of the she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, we must disengage. Goodbye Afghanistan, goodbye Syria, goodbye Israel, goodbye sub-Saharan Africa. Otherwise, Romulus will finally turn on Remus and kill him. Will Romulus be the white brother or the brown? We are at an inflection point, and TPTB are making poor choices. The Roman empire devolved into Europe, i.e. tolerable fallowness. The Mayan empire devolved into Mexico and surrounds, i.e. unending squalor.

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It’s not just demography, it’s about a fundamentally different view on immigration and immigrants. Heritage Americans consider themselves immigrants and are usually proud of their immigrant past. That’s why ‘civic nationalism’ is such a big thing in the US, while the term hardly even makes sense in Europe, where the rising nationalism is about opposition to civic nationalism – in a European context, ‘civic nationalism’ is synonymous with ‘globalism’. Compounding this benevolent attitude to immigration is the fact that America has native POC with as much historical right to be called Americans: there were blacks, Indians and Hispanics living on… Read more »

pdxr13
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pdxr13

“Mohammadans are so repulsive and because integration (and miscegenation) is minimal.”
Don’t forget “rape babies”. Sweden has a bunch of New Men from that.

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Above-Average Untermensch

Like the Roman Empire, the American Empire is militaristic, the dominant military power and politically fragile. Like the Romans, America appears to be critically short of intellectual firepower in its ruling elite. True, but maybe not the most important parallel. By the second century, Augustus’s moral reforms had been largely forgotten or ignored. The population, sensing the increasing insecurity of life following bad emperors like Caligula, Nero, and Domitian, turned hedonistic and nihilist. The historic Rome was dead as an ideal. Bread and circuses — the dole and daily Colosseum carnage — were the focal points of life. Remind you… Read more »

Mysteerious Rooshian Vooman
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Mysteerious Rooshian Vooman

The “inevitable decline” is pretty far advanced. FedGov is either losing or surrendering its grip over the territory it does not control or even attempt to control. States defy (nullify) Fed drug laws. Cities nullify Fed immigration law. Feds make zero attempt to defend its borders, which is a tacit admission that it does not even possess a territory, in which case it’s not even a government–by definition. FedGov does nothing but fiddle as Rome combines with oxygen. Well, except for their enforcement of anarcho-tyranny. And that merely emphasizes their total lack of legitimacy. Correction: They DO do more than… Read more »

Shawn
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Shawn

In the speech, since broadcast on Japanese television, Nakasone said: “The level of Japanese society far surpasses that of the United States.
There are many blacks, Puerto Ricans and Mexicans in the United States whose average level is extremely low.”

Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone

Gravity Denier
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Gravity Denier

Huh? Nakasone was back in the ’80s. Anyone in a similar position in Japan who is so outspoken today?

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It occurs to me that by sequestering their nuclear program, the Powers that Be in South Africa knew they were committing national suicide and did it anyway. If they actuallly believed their multi-culti BS, they would not have felt the need to keep nukes out of the hands of the post-Apartheid government.

A.B. Prosper
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A.B. Prosper

They didn’t believe it but the US was able to turn the entire world against them and S.A. felt those long odds. They figured they’d be overthrown sooner or later by the virtue signalers and by walking away they’d get out skin somewhat intact The only other option if they had ballistic missiles would have been to glass the major cities of the US and its allies which would have ended the world. They also weren’t willing to do that and anyone not willing to do that should not have nukes. This is why once the tritium decays too much… Read more »

troutehman
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troutehman

Absolutely, the commoners betrayed by the elites. Sound familiar?

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The Roman empire was a maritime empire. Establishment of the widespread republic on the peninsula was land based, but the Punic wars forced the formation of a navy and the Roman expansion thereafter involved co-option of the Carthaginian trade routes, which involved getting rid of the pirates who established themselves in the vacuum created by the destruction of Carthage. Much of the destruction of Roman family farms was due to the lowered cost of grain after piracy was controlled by Pompey, and this contributed to the unrest evident during the late Republic. The Empire finally came into being after a… Read more »

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Z: “Whatever your favorite collapse scenario…” LOL

Shawn
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Shawn

America appears to be critically short of intellectual firepower in its ruling elite.

But will intellectual fire power matter to the dumb down masses? Look who the Dems are choosing to rebut Trump’s state of the union, Stacey Adrams?

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

Right now everything works, although badly, because the currency is still stable and the Federal Govt., despite its insolvency, can still pay its bills. If you think about it, the 50 states don’t currently have to chip in to this Ponzi scheme. They get way more money in infrastructure and welfare benefits than their citizens cumulatively pay in Federal taxes. It will get interesting when states aren’t bribed to follow along. Very interesting. Talk about rogue states. No state wants to fund the liabilities run up by a neighboring state, thus you would have a chain reaction of animosity between… Read more »

Fred90024
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Fred90024

Let’s assume that we all believe the pessimistic options being expressed here are truly going to happen – the end of American constitutional government- for example, would you get out and work politically – at the street level – to slow and perhaps reverse the process, or just whine a lot? Asking for a friend.

bogbeagle
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bogbeagle

I’m more concerned about France.

If it falls to Islam, then so do its nuclear weapons. I happen to think that France could be in Islamist’ hands within a decade, or two … all done Democratically.

I doubt it would be acceptable, or rational, to nuke the French … so I could envisage the need for a ground invasion. Again.

That invasion would have to be pre-emptive; undertaken before the Islamists gain control.

Veritas
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Veritas

“No other state has voluntarily abandoned its program for the good of the world”
Not true, Libya did in 2003. They voluntarily gave up 100% of their nuclear program and the US even dismantled their entire facilities and brought them back to the US to rebuild and study. About 10 years later we still let Gaddafi get killed so I’m not sure what other dirt he had but he could not have cooperated more with handing over his nuke program. I get what you are saying but facts matter on that point.