All About Pride

First off, a little housekeeping. I will be doing some server maintenance this weekend, so there may be some outages. If all goes well, there will be no outages, but things rarely go well in these matters, so I plan for the worst. These are things that were left over from the server move and I just need to get them done. As I transition into being an e-whore, I need to upgrade the infrastructure in preparation for new ventures. Since this is the main hub of the empire, it has to be ready for many spokes.

Speaking of new ventures, I’m thinking it may be time to abandon YouTube entirely, as I don’t do video and I don’t have a lot of listeners there. I’d like to say I’m linking arms with my brothers in the struggle during the Great Purge, but it is really just a matter of convenience. It’s a bit of a hassle to convert a sound file to the video format and then upload it to the YouTube site. I wish I had a nickel for every time the upload failed or YouTube got angry with a music clip. It’s often a pain to get the show uploaded.

Now that said, it is not some great burden that weighs on me night and day. I have about a 1000 people using YouTube every week. At least I think I do. The view counts on YouTube are not right. The other day, I watched my view count go down in real time, then go back up again a half hour later. Therefore, I really have no idea who is using it to catch the show, but if some regulars here prefer it over other formats or have suggestions for other places to load it, I’m open minded on the subject.

As far as the show this week, someone e-mailed me the story I’m using in the first segment, which got the theme for the show going. The whole show is not about Pride Month, but all of it is related. It cannot be said often enough, nothing says clown world like having a whole month for our betters to lecture us about how wonderful they are for loving the gays. It is further proof that we are living in a bizarre secular theocracy with month long festivals to reinforce the one true faith. It’s gay Puritanism now.

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This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. The anarchists can catch me on iHeart Radio. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below.

This Week’s Show

Contents

  • 00:00: Opening
  • 02:00: Profitable Nonsense (Link) (Link)
  • 12:00: Bring Back The Patriarchy (Link) (Link)
  • 22:00: Pride Month (Link)
  • 32:00: Big Gay (Link)
  • 42:00: Cowards (Link)
  • 47:00: The Cure (Link)
  • 52:00: Extra Crazy (Link)
  • 57:00: Closing (Link)

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SamlAdams
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SamlAdams

The sooner we can de-habituate from YouTube the better. Keep a Facebook account mostly to remind me of birthdays. If you only log in once a week, it’s hilarious to get all the emails pleading to “check out” new posts. If you are in a sweet spot income demo and don’t visit the desperation is palpable.

The Babe
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The Babe

“Crotch warriors.” “Imaginary hobgoblins that haunt homely women on campus.” LOL, that’s what I pay the five bucks a month for. I’d keep the YouTube. Not just because that’s how I listen (*cough*) but because that’s where the normies are. Easy for people to link to, easy to go viral. If you do a harder-to-find format, you’ll get a lot of listeners who are already firmly in our camp, but convert fewer normies. You know how they complain that YouTube is an “engine of radicalization?” Well, you’re a radicalizer, Zman. Just as the Christians used to Roman roads to end… Read more »

ChrisZ
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ChrisZ

I like your way of thinking, Slugger.

Member

Good point.b

An English Man
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An English Man

Spot on. The more ways we can use lefites platforms to get the message across, the better. Dissidents should be infiltrating and circumventing their gate keepers to spread the message.
Every time someone sneaks through and gets some hate thoughts out leads them to becoming more Draconian on their clampdowns against free speech. People are now noticing the effect this is having.

Juri
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Juri

Don`t forget the resources. They must spend time and money and social and human capital to fight with our guys. Low intensity exhaustion is terrible weapon.

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

As Z frequently says, the most effective thing we can do at this time is pour sand in the gears of their machine

Member

It worked for the Vietcong after all.

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

Anytime the Chinese wanna start covertly supporting us with money, I’m game

Member

When Z says, “If you see a Libertarian, beat him. He will know why.” It’s hilarious. But it’s not only promoting violence, it’s literally urging violence. It sounds serious. Like a cult leader giving a direct order. I’m surprised Libertarians don’t tattle on him to YouTube.

Rod1963
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Rod1963

Don’t get your undies in a knot. Libertarians are bad people who deserve a beating now and then. And complain to whom? The cops don’t care if some pot head gets thumped.

And no one will tattle on Z for the simple reason as he states no one likes libertarians. I used to work with them. They were the least friendly and social guys I ever met.

Mencken Libertarian
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Mencken Libertarian

Perhaps you need to get out more?

Lars Emilsson
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“I’m surprised Libertarians don’t tattle on him…”

Libertarians are generally anti-authoritarian and hate tattlers. If a dispute cannot be resolved man-to-man by rational negotiation, we prefer the code duello.

BadThinker
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BadThinker

Inside every bearded hipster Libertarian over age 30 is a passive-aggressive selfish bully who will avoid a straight up fight at all costs. I’ll excuse the young, since most everyone under 30’s selfishness quotient is greater than 130 and young men aren’t allowed to get in nearly enough fights anymore.

Auntie Analogue
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Auntie Analogue

@ The Babe: I agree, keep doing YouTube, ZMan. I’ve never listened to your podcasts on anything but YouTube. And I love the idea of you doing guerilla podcasts on the BigTechSharia enemy’s flatporm.

Member

(((Grossman))) — who could have predicted that?

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

Oh G-d!!

Heresolong
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Hating the new break sounds from the last podcast.

According to Aaron Clarey, much of the younger audience uses youTube as a radio substitute, so you probably should stay on.

Member

Grocery store aisles are narrow. You don’t block the aisle. You move out of the freakin’ way.

Anon
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Anon

Men at the grocery store are the best! They offer to reach the high shelves and carry heavy things for you. They should be given a sincere thank you.

Mencken Libertarian
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Mencken Libertarian

I used to live amongst the granola crunchers. My natural tendency to be polite to others, hold doors for women, etc. would often earn me a snarl from the feminists. Now I live in a small town in the sticks. I would have to drive 25 miles to encounter a feminist. Life is good.

BadThinker
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BadThinker

Exactly what my thoughts were. It’s common anglo courtesy to be aware of others. It’s why we queue instead of scrum at the ticket window. Civilization itself is built on this common care for others. It’s also how the enemies of civilization have latched themselves on, taking advantage.

Member

From patriarchy chicken lady’s twitter feed:

“I give up. My toddler is screaming every night so I googled “bedtime meltdown” and of course one of the top hits is THE GUIDE I WROTE about bedtime meltdowns.”

You can’t make this stuff up. Woman giving other people advice about something admittedly knows nothing.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Few women have a functioning check valve from brain to mouth. Whatever is going through the brain comes out of the mouth. Have instructed Basic Husband that many of us think out loud to slow the brain down to visually hang words in the air with the brain material to make decisions, lay out flow charts and plan. Guys weren’t designed this way. This is why men go hunting….or in my case he goes looking for rocks in the desert. It works. In the way back time when men were hunting in a group of men, if one of the… Read more »

Mark auld
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Mark auld

Boy howdy,had to read your comment to my wife. After nodding and grinning she said giving the end time is paramount…otherwise my eyes glaze over.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Glad this was useful. I wish women would study men to figure them out overall patterns, quit trying to turn men into their girlfriends, and quit trying to change them. You guys are pretty simple creatures. Women are so complex we make ourselves crazy. If you want a Lord Byron, you get a Lord Byron and all the craziness. Otherwise, get a good engineer who will do, make and provide for a woman who tells him what a fabulous job he is doing. If the world turns to shit and we’re stuck in a cave, I’ve got the right guy… Read more »

NordicGoats
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NordicGoats

I’ve been listening on YouTube. I like that it’s easy to stream at 1.5X speed as that’s how I usually listen.

I’m open to other formats but strongly prefer the ability to stream with adjustable speed. I haven’t yet seen how to do that on iHeart or spreaker.

Glenfilthie
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Glenfilthie

Coming as I do from The Hive, you are absolutely right about how we need to understand these people and their enablers. In fact, when my homosexual SJW daughter came out of the closet 7 years ago – we didn’t even HAVE words like ‘social justice warrior’, ‘virtue signalling’ or many of the elements of the dissident right that we take for granted today. I was ‘unpersoned and hurled into the void’ before you ever started talking about it because I didn’t go live under the rainbow with the perverts, UFO’s and unicorns. There will be no reasoning our way… Read more »

Carl B.
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Carl B.

“There are 100’s of non-confrontational, non-combative ways to oppose and reject the gay/leftist agendas……”

Sorry. None of your suggestions will work. None. There’s only one way this conflict is resolved.

Glenfilthie
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Glenfilthie

You may very well be right, Carl. But we can sure as hell thin them out before we go to war with them. As Z notes most of these types thrive on negative attention. They live to generate controversy and confrontation. They live for that 15 seconds of fame. They are in 7th heaven if it lasts for 15 minutes. Our learned blog hose may disagree with me – but we have already won some key battles in the culture war. Hillary Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump and a cartoon frog. The nation split a gut laughing when… Read more »

Member

GF wrote, “Our learned blog hose…”

Dude, “e” is a full two keys over to the left of “t.”

Compsci
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Compsci

It’s the damn auto-correct I bet. Burns me all the time.

Member

I agree with your sentiments but Glenfilthe is more practical. There will be no fight. Once the hated Baby Boomers die off, whites will be a despised minority with most women and university educated men collaborating with our enemies. Conservatives don’t fight back. They are consumers who just use retail therapy in buying guns to feel free but avoid any actual confrontation such as launching recall petitions to get rid of the school board who are indoctrinating their young. They can’t even drop using a razor blade or quit watching sports and movies that demean their culture. All people can… Read more »

Compsci
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Compsci

Again, there are a great many Boomers, right here, right now. Assuming a die off will increase our relative numbers and power flys in the face of known demographics. Be careful what you wish for.

That being said, I agree that the Boomer population as a whole is not of an activist, street fighter bent. Why is that a bad thing? As near as I can see the resistance to the current Leftist agenda that has surfaced spends as much time fighting among themselves as against the Leftists. Case in point, this group.

Ole Fert
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Ole Fert

Yes, while you yuk it up about the Tea Party, at least the old BoomerCons got out there and tried to do something.

BadThinker
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BadThinker

What, exactly, did they *do*? Public demonstrations that were made jokes of? Ridiculous candidates completely not ready for prime time? Sarah Palin? Glenn Beck? Z’s right – resistance needs to be covert now, not overt. Use the Bolsheviks as a model.

Ole Fert
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Ole Fert

I didn’t say they succeeded, I said they tried. But they did have a modicum of success. “According to a calculation on an NBC blog, 32% of the candidates that were backed by the Tea Party, or identified themselves as a Tea Party member, won the election….For the 2012 election, four of the 16 Tea Party candidates won a seat on the Senate, and Tea Party Caucus founder Michele Bachmann was re-elected to the House. The media, such as ABC and Bloomberg, commented that Tea Party candidates had less success in 2012 than in 2010… About four in 10 voters… Read more »

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Yes…I’m a boomer. Yes…Boomers are not and will not identify with a tribe, are steeped in white guilt. No Nationalism particularly White Nationalism for Boomers. Boomers hit their stride in history listening to “Come on people now–Smile on your brother–Everybody get together–Try to love one another right now” hold hands and throw crystals on the table, while of course being wildly intolerant of anyone who won’t throw crystals on the table. Plus don’t forget much really strong genetically jiggered dope has been smoked by most Boomers, their brains are truly addled. I rarely talk with Boomer friends because they are… Read more »

Member

Alfred the Great would have agreed with you, Carl. We have to kill them.

Member

Not buying Gillette razors or Nike shoes (I don’t either) isn’t going to matter, they are importing new consumers by the millions who will gladly take your place in the consumption wars and use your money to do it. Carl B is correct, there is only one way out of this mess and it is the opposite of non-confrontational.

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The trouble with Gillette is that they made the Trac II razor, which is the only mass-produced non-flex razor available. (Long discontinued but you can still stock up through ebay etc). I don’t know why flexible razors are so necessary. Is it that hard to follow the contour of your jaw without a spring system? To me, spring pivots give you *less* control. I don’t WANT a razor blade wobbling around on my neck. Maybe it’s just a psychological hurdle I need to get over. Tried to shift to Schick, after those supercreep Gillette commercials came out, but Schick doesn’t… Read more »

SamlAdams
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SamlAdams

Kinda off topic, but I went back to a good old Merkur safety razor and double edged blades a long time ago. Have a two year supply of blades for $25 and the shave is better.

Penitent Man
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Frip, I switched to a single blade safety razor (from Viking but there are many companies). There is a slight learning curve, but since you already use a non-flex razor not so much for you. Is it easier to use than my old Gillette Sensor? Initially, no. It takes me a bit longer to shave, but now I’ve got it down to a loving science… … I’m a dad of two teens involved in sports/activities, work 55+ hours a week, etc. Thought I didn’t have the time to do the routine of anything but a quick shave before shift… but… Read more »

BadThinker
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BadThinker

Damn I never thought that a shave could actually be nice. I’m 3 minutes in the shower with a cheap 5 ‘blade’ Harry’s. Might have to learn to properly shave.

Member

What’s more important to you, your principles or the closeness of your shave?

Founder’s generation: “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” “Give me liberty or give me death.” “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” “Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils.”

Frip’s generation: “You mean my chin might not be baby smooth? Count me out!”

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

I roll with Dollar Shave Club. Cheap and works well!

Bartleby the Scrivner
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Bartleby the Scrivner

I did as you suggested, and upon giving all of my information, I was invited to surf their site. The first frickin thing I saw was an article that was entitled, “ How to talk to your racist family members at Thanksgiving”. I shit you not! What the hell is a shaving company doing playing the SJW role?! I immediately tried to cancel my order and membership, and what do you know? There is no way to talk to a real person. Not one phone number was listed. I emailed them notifying them of my intention to cancel. And I… Read more »

Ole Fert
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Ole Fert

Owned by Unilever.
https://www.unilever.com

Member

DESR FTW.

The Man from N.A.N.T.U.C.K.E.T.T.
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“They are importing new consumers by the millions /who will gladly take your place/” (emphasis added) This. It’s sort of like how AA puts it: “Aww, the zillions of poor immigrants, all they want is a better life: yours.” That’s more or less it. They want to have your life, your stuff, your country, instead of you. Thought experiment: total up the value of American citizenship, American social capital, and a (formerly) middle-class American standard of living, and assign it a value of say 100 points. That was your “stockholder’s share”, your stake in America. You now have to share… Read more »

Member

“Shlomo is laughing his ass off, because while this has been happening, his stake has actually /grown/ to 185 or so.” The elite, both goy and j00, have long known that, in a place with a fast growing population, investing in real estate is basically free money. My apartment building is at least 50% Indians. If Trump every really does crackdown on the H1B scam and sends these mofos back where they belong, the place will be half empty. Not that I would mind. We could probably rent 2 units for what we pay for 1 now. I’m convinced that… Read more »

BadThinker
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BadThinker

It helps that capital gets special tax benefits compared to wage labor. The republicans love to talk about reducing ‘corporate’ and ‘capital’ tax rates (and so-called “double taxation”) and the plebs fall for it every time. Why the heck should the millionaire get to earn his living from rents and pay little to no payroll taxes, and if set up properly, lower income taxes as well, while I get screwed?

Member

Only conservatives running companies actually care about maximizing profit as job numero uno. The left is willing to lose some money to win the culture war

BadThinker
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BadThinker

There are very few conservatives that run public companies. A few of them still run private firms, but the public corp executives are nearly all pozzed.

Penitent Man
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Glenfilthie, I am sorry about the schism with your daughter, that must be difficult and painful. My condolences, truly. I disagree with Carl B. somewhat. He is correct that the ship only rights itself with an end-game confrontation. I believe you are correct in your recommendations: finding a community that stands against the tide, support each other, reach out to like-minded people, gently red-pill normies, disconnect financially from the corporations that actively work against us, and live as best you can a moral life. I would add fill your life with beauty and truth where you are able. Visit the… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

Decide where you fall on the “celebration”-“acceptance”-“tolerance”-“none of the above” on various things, and then stick to it. Telegraph your immovability on it. Then carry on with your day. If someone can’t deal with it, it is their problem, not yours. Refuse to acknowledge that your attitude has anything to do with the matter at hand. The hang ups are of their making, and they need to own it.

Member

Dutch, that’s such a hard Dutch attitude. Funny. Are you actually from the Netherlands?

Dutch
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Dutch

Nope, SoCal born and raised. Dutch/Low German/Mountain Austrian and heritage U.S. from both sides of the war between the states. I’m a mutt. Wife is French Huegenot/Ulster Irish/Hollers of Kentucky (feisty lass). So the kiddos are even muttlier.

Yves Vannes
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Glen, sorry to hear you have to deal with this. Maybe this will help maybe not…How I’ve seen things like this get turned around… 1- Treat the homosexuality as a completely different problem than the SJW crap. 2- Never again refer to ‘Social Justice’. It is all anti-white and treat it all as anti-white so use anti-white. Seem accepting of her sexual choice but as suggested by Dutch, be an unyielding hardass with all of the Anti-white stuff. 3- If you’re still living in the community your kids were raised in try to have as much social interaction with that… Read more »

Glenfilthie
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Glenfilthie

I am quite comfortable in rejecting homosexuality too, Yves. Contrary to The Usual Suspects, homosexuality is definitely a choice, not something you are born with. Or at least, with my daughter, that is the way it was. You can argue that queers can’t help being gay – but they CAN choose not to be obnoxious about their lifestyle; and as we have seen – they won’t do that even if it is in their best interest. If you had gay kids of your own you would know that Z is correct: as a father and a male you don’t have… Read more »

Yves Vannes
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Gosh, Glen, I had no idea she was this hostile.

I had in mind a more piecemeal approach: deal with the easier problem first then attempt the second. But yours seems so knotted together it would be impossible to separate.

You are blessed in your wife. Hopefully, your daughter will come around as she grows older.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Glen….Wow…your story is deeply touching and truly feel for you and your wife. In our current cultural decline, you are one of many thousands with the same story. My husband’s granddaughter has gone full tranny in her 20’s. From a gal to a guy. The mother fully encourages this lunacy, has big health problems, and to keep her own daughter close to home to help take care of her, she has hamstrung her own daughter, whatever the princess wants, tranny it is, because she just doesn’t fit in. You bet she doesn’t fit in. Now the depressed mother has a… Read more »

Bartleby the Scrivner
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Bartleby the Scrivner

Just spitballing here, but with regards to homosexuals, what are they “Proud” of during Pride Month?

Is it inserting an erect penis in another mans rectum; or performing fellatio on strangers.

In Chimpcongo, the homosexual males will masturbate from second story balconies, into the mouths of waiting strangers.

The last time I was detailed to a parade, I asked a Lieutenant that very question, ( about what homosexuals are proud of). Never got detailed there again.

Member

So you just dropped by to put nasty images in our heads?

John Smith
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What’s nasty about it Frip? That is the kind of thing those people do. If you are offended or triggered by honest discussion of degenerates… you need to hang out somewhere else. A gay bath house would be a good start. Kid like would be real popular there.

Pimpkin\'s nephew
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Pimpkin\'s nephew

Agreed. I’ll have nightmares about this. Recently I skimmed through a history of Japan’s Unit 731; that, this, and many of Z man’s extended readings from the literary output of the enemy, have made me question the value or even purpose of being human.

BadThinker
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BadThinker

WM Briggs has a good phrase he uses – “Masturbating into the rectum of another man.” It’s important to remind everyone what exactly is being discussed when someone identifies as “gay”. Their entire life revolves around achieving orgasm. They’re practically animals.

The Consent Fallacy: https://wmbriggs.com/post/27146/

William M Briggs
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I don’t claim credit. The phrase originates with PT Carlo, from the old Thermidor days (I’ve previously acknowledged him on the site). It is a brilliant description.

Dave O'Connell
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Amen on this, especially on the reading (or re-reading) the Bible advice. I find that simply typing out the word-for-word interlinears, one verse at a time (as I am doing on my Facebook page with the Gospel of John) and going through the alternative translations slows me down to better grasp the richness of it. The “out SJW daughter” detail intrigued me. I have a stepdaughter in her early-20s who is straight (never lived with us, so I had no real say in what little childhood she had left before I arrived on the scene), and a Baptist, but is… Read more »

ppp
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ppp

Women over the age of 30 are useless and create autistic children. Basically, you shuold never date a woman over the age of 25. Old women are stupid.

https://womenarestupid.site/blog/women-over-the-age-of-30-are-useless-and-create-autistic-children

Sean Detente
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Don’t you mean “don’t marry women over 25”?

Carrie
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I take your point but “Ouch.”

Pimpkin\'s nephew
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Pimpkin\'s nephew

Interesting and novel comment. Reality refutes it, but hey, if that’s your view, run with it. Best of luck with your life.

Member

For a while now I have thought that the reason the gays were able to essentially cure a plague in 20 years and get the government to pay for it was because it was the power of white men unleashed from the constraints of women or diversity. And I would extend that to that’s the same reason in 50 years they’ve been able to get the corporations and the government to bow down to them. I hope I’m right. Because ultimately that means that normal white men are going to unleash their creative and intellectual and cooperative powers against them… Read more »

Mencken Libertarian
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Mencken Libertarian

What plague?

Read Peter Duesberg.

http://www.duesberg.com

Tykebomb
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Tykebomb

Putting in a vote to keep uploading to JewTube

Member

A vote against. Get off the platform. It’s plenty easy enough for anyone to just click the play button on the embedded Spreaker pane above.

Dutch
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Dutch

OT but something I tripped over this morning. California has (officially) 130,000 people living in the streets, about half of them in L.A. L.A. city and county, along with Sacramento, is looking a a collective budget of $3 billion to “deal with it”. That’s $23k per homeless person. Net effect of all that spending? Expect less than zero, and you will probably be right. It’s all a scam, a skimming operation by various entities.

Ursula
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Ursula

L.A. needs to do what San Diego did — build barracks for the homeless on the outskirts of the city. Cheap barracks that keeps the homeless off the streets and away from the tax-payers’ homes and businesses. But like you said, Dutch, it’s all about skimming off the loads of $$$. At least we defeated the $6 BILLION ask of Measure EE! But scary that 45% of voters were in favor of it. These questions should be put to a vote of property owners only.

Compsci
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Compsci

What is really needed (but can’t be had in our Clown world) is a return to harsh treatment of such folk. Most are mentally ill and at that confounded by drug use. Commitment is the “solution” (I use that term loosely). Spend dollars to confine and treat—if possible. The others, spend dollars to imprison. The loafer class will quickly go away. The mentally ill…will be with us forever, but at least be confined. Once upon a time, couple of generations ago, we thought we had the compassionate solutions to these problems, but we know now we don’t. Those repeating the… Read more »

Ursula
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Ursula

Yep, it’s all about money. Even if our leaders wanted to help matters, most of them are likely incompetent and cannot help matters. Like the global climate change racket, you never see any evidence of forward progress, like innovative filtration systems, water collection methods, etc. Their focus is on power and all of their answers center around money only. “What is really needed (but can’t be had in our Clown world) is a return to harsh treatment of such folk.” Remember the good old days when police would zoom in on criminal elements in the neighborhood like white on rice,… Read more »

Karl Horst (Germany)
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Karl Horst (Germany)

I am highly disappointed with you Zman. Yesterday, June 6th, was the 75th anniversary of D-Day landing. President Trump, PM May and President Macron honored the men who landed on those beaches and fought to liberate Europe from the tyranny and horror of Nazi Germany. I have personally visited the US Normandy American Cemetery. I have walked the grounds and touched the grave markers of many young Americans who gave their lives on those beaches. Among the head stones are Americans with German names who returned to free Europe from what Germany had become. They gave their lives to set… Read more »

Sean Detente
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Implying there isn’t enough masturbation over sending people to die in pointless wars already? The “horrors of Nazi Germany” is just long-hand for saying “Hitler”, the go-to answer for justifying any and all warmongering. As a Vietnam veteran (11B, so you can screw off if you think I was a REMF) I know I’m right because the same cock and Bill story was trotted out – we’re killing Luke the Gook or Charlie Slants because it contains communism. I do honor the soldiers who died at Normandy..simply because they were soldiers, not because they died some noble death. They didn’t.… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

There were many honors done. One of the best, IMHO, was President Trump’s speech. The NYT, of all places, did a nice write up on Ernie Pyle, mostly free of the typical leftist sniping and revisionism. To argue about this or that, regarding Normandy and D-Day, seems a bit unseemly. BTW, the Ernie Pyle books, “Here is your War” and “Brave Men”, are among the best firsthand battlefield accounts you will ever read, and Pyle’s evolution of his own thinking is fascinating. If you have any interest in the subject, and especially WW2, these are must reads. Familiarizing yourselves with… Read more »

Juri
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Juri

Those brave soldiers gave deadly blow not to Germany but to nationalism in their own countries. Thanks to those soldiers , US whites, English and French people lost their inherited right to homeland. White ethnostate became a Nazism.

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

Yep. Turns out that for the West, WWII wasn’t against the Nazis but against nationalism – or, at least, nationalism in white countries. WWI and WWII were the big turning point for the West. We not lost millions of men, we lost pride in ourselves and our beliefs.

We also turned the most spiteful and grudge-holding people the world has ever known into our mortal enemy.

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

What the hell is wrong with Germans. I lived in Germany, and you guys positively wallow in self-masochism. Good lord, you had 12 years or so where you had a pretty bad guy for a leader. So what. You think that you’re the only country in the world that had some bad guys running the show? That you’re the only country that ever did some nasty stuff? Was Hitler worse than Stalin? Hell no. But you don’t see the Russians going on and on about how terrible they are because of Stalin and his crew. (Yeah, yeah, I know that… Read more »

Karl Horst (Germany)
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Karl Horst (Germany)

What the Zman fairly observed about your country is the same here. And everywhere else for that matter, as time and enough generations will do that. No one under the age of 20-has any collective guilt about our past. However just about every German older than 40 is thankful the Americans putting and end to the stupidity we brought upon ourselves and the rest of Europe. My grandchildren will not have to worry about our national collective “guilt” trip. But don’t be fooled by the sudden surge in our Green Party thinking it’s all wine and roses. Even they are… Read more »

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

Most of the German I knew would be in their 40s now. They were all about Europe and immigration as a way to shed the guilt of the past. They were citizens of the world. They couldn’t believe it when I told them that they should be proud to be Germans and should tell the world shut up about the Nazis.

Glad that the younger Germans are moving on.

Ursula
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Ursula

It wouldn’t have happened without the Russians sacrificing 10s of millions of their people to defeat the Nazis. The U.S. lost fewer than 1/2 million men — still way too many. But the Nazis would not have been defeated without the Russians’ sacrifice and fierce will. Their people and population are still recovering from this tremendous blow. (Not to mention the 10s of millions more who died under the bloody communists.)

Juri
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Juri

Yes we are recovering and also asking, why it was and is necessary to fight the “Nazis” at all. We had revolution and 13 million dead before Hitler.

Ursula
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Ursula

Some of us Americans are asking ourselves the same thing, though we get in trouble if we do it publicly. The Russians have been through so very much during the last century. For that reason, they are the ones whose judgement I would trust when it comes to politics and geopolitical maneuvering. In comparison, Americans have had soft, privileged lives (back when the country was 80-90% white and hard work earned you a good life) and while we enjoyed playing in our prosperity without fear and with what we thought was a trustworthy government leading us, our people got dumbed… Read more »

Al from da Nort
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Al from da Nort

Ursula; What you say re Russian war efforts and suffering in WWII is absolutely true: The war couldn’t have been won without them. But there is also a strong case to be made that, without Stalin, there might not have *been* a WWII, at least as we now know it. Stalin facilitated the war’s path both by omission and commission. Re omission: The Prussian officer class was making some efforts to organize a coup in 1938 to avoid a two-front war that Germany could not possibly win, given the correlation of forces at the time. They later made the excuse… Read more »

Ursula
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Ursula

Thank you, Al, for such a beautiful and informative response. Your intelligence always shines and anything you may personally say I admire and hold in high esteem. I wish I was better read in history, like you and some other men on this site are, so that I could properly digest your articulate analysis and intelligently respond. Niall Ferguson, however, is an opportunist who goes along to get along and is accordingly given a broad platform. This correct-thinker, a self-described “unapologetic neo-imperialist” who is hunky dory with all the neocon warmongering, writes books about the glories of the Rothschilds bankers… Read more »

Al from da Nort
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Al from da Nort

Ursula; Thanks very much for the kind words. Re Ferguson, I was mostly drawn to his earlier work as a (mainly) military historian re-looking at the original sources and trying to dial out the self-interested elite propaganda put out just after the events in question. In particular, his The Pity of War on WWI from 1999 was good – first balanced historical revisionism on the subject that I know of. His The War of the World from 2006 predates Victor Davis-Hanson as an attempt at a comprehensive account of WWII by > 10 years and is nearly as good as… Read more »

Ursula
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Ursula

Thanks, Al, I really enjoyed that. It’s humbling you took the time to craft another lovely response, which I’ll be re-reading a couple times so your info sinks in. With all the anti-Russian hysteria, I do tend to leap to their defense, especially since I have a lot of Russian in me. They are my people! As well as Germans, Estonians, Prussians and Scandinavians… Those Russians who I’m acquainted with are fantastic people — intelligent, hard-working, well-rounded educationally, lovers of art and nature, and loyal; honor, or your word, means everything, and you don’t find too many people like that… Read more »

Compsci
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Compsci

Karl, I will not lecture you on your own country—I have not the knowledge or right. But it pains me, truly, to see your country commit self genocide with the admission of so many non-Germans. How can the “new” generation you speak of survive and thrive when they will be a minority in their own country? Has not the die been cast?

Mark Taylor
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Mark Taylor

I was browsing so photo’s of the beautiful towns in Europe. Many were German. When I was done looking at these places of ideal beauty and peace I couldn’t but think- maybe that guy had it right, may be Germans are the master race.

Apex Predator
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Apex Predator

What the fuck are you on about? Let’s celebrate the worst “Brother War” we have ever known which was basically a continuation of the first brother war and was by every definition a Banker’s War. International Bankers, Rootless Cosmopolitans, placing their chess pieces across the board of Europe and throwing some of the best European stock we had at each other in meat grinders to depopulate Europe of the bravest? Yeah let’s celebrate that! You also come off as a know nothing soy drinker in that greedily drink up the MSM propaganda about the National Socialists. I’m sure they just… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

It’s not a celebration, it is a solemn session to honor those who fell, and those who survived, who were all actually heroes and victims at the same time. Most didn’t ask for what they had to do, they were sent to do it. The honor goes to those who put themselves in harm’s way (mostly through no or not much choice of their own), and bequeathed to the rest of us a world that has been subsequently totally screwed up by many of the rest of us. This time out is not only to honor them, but to honor… Read more »

Compsci
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Compsci

But Dutch, the argument made is that by this very showing of remembrance, we create conditions by which more naive recruits are lured into this morass of never ending, meaningless war that promotes no citizen’s interest, except the few who profit by such adventurism.

Dutch
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Dutch

Compsci, I see your point, but if people are that gullible, then they’ll get sucked into something stupid anyway. One of the problems we have today is that every last thing has been either perverted or whitewashed away. This is one small thing that still harkens back to the way we were, never mind it was a difficult and tragic time. We need those links, some fragments of what once was, that was honorable and noble (even if WW2 was really a banker’s war). We stepped up and did our thing. Honoring it is a small poke in the eye… Read more »

Robert Lee
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Robert Lee

Troops on D-Day did not give their lives. 2/3 of the WW-II soldiers were draftees, they did not rush off to defeat Hitler. Their lives were taken by a number of factors. Hat’s off to those who were killed at that landing; heck of a tough job to do and to have done.

Al from da Nort
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Al from da Nort

RE Lee;
That’s not the half of it. Here’s a harrowing summary of what happened to the first wave at Omaha Beach, almost all of whom were wiped out:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1960/11/first-wave-at-omaha-beach/303365/

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand
Compsci
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Compsci

Karl, I hear you, but as Z-man commented, it’s hard to feel patriotic. Please note that in our modern America, patriotism is cynically used (and perhaps has always been) to lure our best and finest to sacrifice themselves in a never ending series of wars that have now bankrupted us and arguably brought about less security in the world—and definitely less freedom in our country. If nothing else, WWII can be remembered as the last “good” war. It brought out the finest in our national ethos. We fought it and the result was the creation of two of the greatest… Read more »

williamwilliams
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williamwilliams

>>>WWII can be remembered as the last “good” war.

I’d laugh, if I weren’t already crying.

james wilson
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Macron did not honor the men who fought Nazis. That is not what he said. He honored the men who fought the right wing. Thanks for trying.

Primi Pilus
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Primi Pilus

Could you provide a link / reference on this. I would like to read more of his statement. I did not read his remarks. I can’t stand the guy. So if you can point to an already discovered recap, I would appreciate it.

Malicious Moniker
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Malicious Moniker

I just heard the phrase “Big Gay” and it made me laugh. I wonder if the reason Big Gay exists is because Feminism has made men and women incompatible and they need it as a phony backdrop…?

Steve Ryan
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Steve Ryan

Z, change what you want – but please…keep the Sabbath!

Wkathman
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Wkathman

There’s a reason that leftists so ostentatiously fetishize homos. The Left harbors an insanely strong preference for the abnormal over the normal. They tend to hold contempt for regular people doing regular things. That gays/lesbians/trannies represent 2 % of the population only increases their appeal as a fringe constituency that leftists can celebrate and use to bludgeon straight, cisgender, boring Whitey. Much of it is about gaslighting the normies. But the normies have become so numb to these perverse spectacles that leftists have to keep upping the ante by venturing into increasingly bizarre areas. Such is the nature of Clown… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

I think it is some combination of sticking it to their “parents” (the broader culture is a parent of sorts) and falling for the incessant gaslighting. They will buy whatever is sold to them. The “OK” symbol, as a racist whitey signal, was put out there by Q as a joke, and now it is practically a criminal act to flash it, even in innocence. These people are eager consumers of scoldy-stuff, so they can be card-carrying scoldy-cats, and anything gay is top of the list of stuff to scold other people about.

Al from da Nort
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Al from da Nort

Wkath;
There is a strong scent of the demonic to this process of spiraling leftist degeneracy. Almost as if God gave them over to their base desires…

Praying for another Christian revival couldn’t hurt…

Member

What I don’t get about the gay guy brain is how they’re not sexually attracted to women. I can theoretically grasp how they’re attracted to other males. Males are human. Humans can be attractive. But how do you feel NOTHING when walking behind a fine assed woman in cut-offs?

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Frip…..Working in the big water company in Oakland with many sexually ambiguous people, I learned a few things about them. Gay men are somehow wired part woman….so they are attracted to men, regardless of being a penis guy. Now this is going to sound woo-woo but bear with me….I call it running some female energy. They are men that feel like men running some degree of female energy. It really shows up in gay’s emotionalism. The gay guys would rush crying into the bathroom big drama arm waving huge emotions over some guy they were boffing. Usually had a good… Read more »

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

I always depend on Frip to focus on what’s truly important. “Let’s get to the bottom of this…”

S Bishop
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S Bishop

I was about to ask, “Yeah, but where are the women wearing assless chaps?”, but then the image of which women would be wearing them emerged and I am still working on my mind purge…

M. B. Lamar
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M. B. Lamar

I use Das Tubular, but am fine with you moving away. Great episode! Everything they promised wouldn’t happen if we gave the gay subculture some leeway – coming after Christians, grooming your kids – is happening mega maximum full throttle.

Cerulean
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Cerulean

29:50 – 32:00. Extremely important.

Hambone
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Hambone

My problem with Mayor Pete is he looks like a bottom, having a bottom as President just wouldn’t do. We already had one in Barry, and look how that turned out.

Ursula
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Ursula

Every time I see or hear the lovable little Mayor Pete, I think of the commenters here who shared a juicy bit of info previously unknown to me that when the police see a particularly violent, gruesome homicide, they understand to investigate the wild, drug-fueled gay scene first, as that stuff happens in their world. Wouldn’t it be great if Chris Wallace or Andrea Mitchell asked Mayor Pete at a town hall to share his favorite wild, drug-fueled gay experiences with the American people? Or who seduced the young Mayor Pete over to the gay team? A baby-sitter? Family member?… Read more »

Ris_Eruwaehdiel
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Ris_Eruwaehdiel

The passive partner, right?

In some cultures, the, ahem, active partner is not considered homosexual.

Member

Why would he be? I mean, as long as you’re pitching and not catching, amiright?

The Man from N.A.N.T.U.C.K.E.T.T.
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So now in Florida apparently, they have actually signed a law concerning lese-majeste.

You’ll never guess who the (((majesty))) turns out to be.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I use YouTube and would like to continue to do so. I listen on my smart TV.

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I use the YouTube occasionally, but mostly get by with Google play to hear the podcast. That’s what I’m using right this minute, actually. So, yeah, you can dump YouTube.

Dirtnapninja
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Dirtnapninja

The right is like a barbarian tribe. We are capable of huge bursts of energy where we can get stuff done, but we lack the structures and professionalism to keep going. The left is like rome..it may get its ass kicked, buts its armies of well funded professionals can keep grinding and grinding until the job is done.

Pimpkin\'s nephew
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Pimpkin\'s nephew

Great analogy. I propose another one as well. The Bolsheviks in 1918 looked very vulnerable, surrounded by enemies at home and abroad, unpopular even in the lands they controlled. They enjoyed one crucial advantage – they knew what they wanted and used all necessary means to achieve their goals. We like to blame the Frankfurt School for our predicament, but never forget that the techniques forged by Lenin and his associates, culminating in the evil genius of Stalin. are all part of the handbook too.

They perfected the mathematics of acquiring and totalizing raw power.

Member

Someday, after society has rebuilt itself after the Burning Times soon to come and the New Dark Age that will inevitably follow and last for 500 years or more, future anthropologists and archeologists digging through the ruins of San Francisco’s Castro district will wonder why their ancient ancestors allowed their civilization to be destroyed trying to accommodate the lunatic demands of less than 3% of the population instead of just putting them to the sword.

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

And they’ll find that the answer was a certain 2% of the population that significantly overlaps the aforementioned 3%

Juri
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Juri

Numbers are irrelevant. In the war real force counts. Not how many you have but how much damage you can cause to the enemy.

Jeff Elkins
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Jeff Elkins

Today’s show was fabulous! (lol)

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

Good thing we won that war, or else your grandkids would be speaking German!

Member

In brief defense of Sonny Bono, he went on to become the Republican mayor of Palm Springs and a Republican U.S. House member from California’s 44th district, before dying in a skiing accident. Probably a cuckservative by today’s standards, but his experience in entertainment might have made him a candidate for the Red Pill.

TomA
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TomA

In our lifetime, we’ve gone from treating sexual deviance as dysfunction to now officially sanctioning men dressed as women dominating women’s sports and encouraging parents to give young children hormone therapy in an insane effort to proactively change their biological sex. We are at the stage where our culture is now seriously diseased and the crazy is accelerating at warp speed. Like a spring being wound ever tighter, something’s gonna give sooner or later. Where does this lead? Most likely, the sane fraction of our population is eventually going to say “enough” and push back hard. Then, like an autoimmune… Read more »

Member

Interesting. What would be that way?

TomA
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TomA

In times of great danger, our species’ natural instinct is to band together into like-minded assemblies for group defense. But that doesn’t work in this era of the Surveillance State; it just gets you on a list with a target painted on your back. A key weakness of any tyrannical government is that they can’t lock up or kill everyone without committing suicide.

Simple, secret, solo, and spontaneous.

Compsci
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Compsci

Tom, good point—but before anything else we must first kill all the Libertarians. 😉

TomA
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TomA

Yes, that’s funny. And it reinforces my point above about getting overwrought with Libertarians, who may be useless, but not in the same league as incipient tyrants. But to be clear, I do not advocate mimicking a tyrant’s thirst for blood. Smarter, not harder.

the Russians
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The final story and closing music…. May I never hear them again (i fear they are inextricably linked)

Pimpkin\'s nephew
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Pimpkin\'s nephew

‘YMCA’ is a hoot, from an era when homosexuals could laugh at themselves, and be laughed at, when SCTV could lampoon Liberace and Elton John for their “flamboyance”, shall we say.

The final story was indeed unpleasant to hear or contemplate. But in fairness to our homosexual friends, and I do have a couple of them, they don’t have a monopoly on sodomy. The ‘normalization’ in film and pop culture of anal intercourse between men and women is, or should be, as revolting as anything indulged in by homos.

Gerard Van der Leun
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Bonus points for bumping out with YMCA

Dutch
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Dutch

They have been feeding that nasty song to the kiddos and the wymyn for decades now, from preschool on up.

Wymyn Everywhere
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Wymyn Everywhere

It’s infectious! It’s replaced “I Am Woman” as our anthem.
https://youtu.be/rptW7zOPX2E
And that was some fine music right there.

Guest
Guest
Guest

A modest bit of encouraging news. If true, at least our embassies won’t be an open advertisment for GloboHomo under the Trump administration, like they were under Obama.

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-admin-tells-u-s-embassies-they-can-t-fly-n1015236

I have no ill will against gay people, but I can’t think of a single reason that US Embassy should fly any flag other than the US flag. No exceptions.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

The reason to be against homosexuals as a group, not as individuals, is that they are, as a group, against your group.

A crucial observation is the distinction between the micro and the macro. On the micro level, you can have great relationships with various individual minorities, but on the macro level these minority groups are against your group. And the macro dominates the micro because the minorities are tribal, generally speaking.

Traditional whites are continually misled by encouraging interactions with minorities on the micro level as they are crushed at the macro level.

Dutch
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Dutch

Not only that, but the Lefties will use the “whuddabout” thing, every time you bring up something, singling out the one instance or example that doesn’t fit the pattern.

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LineIn: “Traditional whites are continually misled by encouraging interactions with minorities on the micro level as they are crushed at the macro level.” Good points. The POCs must get a kick out of fooling the most gullible of us. Here in SoCal all the help is South American. Mexicans are very likable. I get along with them. But as I’m laughing with my house painters I still know they’re looking forward to the day when they can barbeque me alive. ha. My mom thinks her maids love her. I tell her not to be too open with them. She doesn’t… Read more »

Ursula
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Ursula

“Here in SoCal all the help is South American.”

Actually, most of the help in SoCal is from North America (Mexico) and Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama). Maybe you meant “Latin American.”

Juri
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Juri

The problem is we are over civilized. When many things are educational like driving a car or math or physics then Art of War seems to be inborn like survival instinct. Those others recognize the war and instinctively choose the right method. In this case, play Mr: Nice Guy until there are enough of their guys. It is everywhere. In Afganistan, we once wondered that those illiterate goatfuckers can,t do anything. They dont speak languages, repair cars, operate computers or do whatever job. The only thing they can, is to beat us on the battlefield. From our side, we lost… Read more »

Nunnya Bidnez, jr.
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Nunnya Bidnez, jr.

woodpilereport.com is back online…

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It seems that all the time now I’m realizing that yet another revolting new “holiday” has been created. I’ve learned, for instance, to cringe every May 5th now as I know the Mexicans will be that much more drunk and uppity and every white cuck will be doing some obsequious virtue signalling garbage like throwing Cinco de Mayo parties for all their SWPL friends (since they probably don’t have any real Mexican ones). It’s just been this year that I learned that apparently the ENTIRE month of June is fagfest. My neighborhood is especially pozzed but even here I don’t… Read more »

Pimpkin\'s nephew
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Pimpkin\'s nephew

Last month, three or four standard white people mentioned to me in small-talk, that “Cinco de mayo” was coming up. The last time I heard this I replied simply that yes, May 5th is indeed coming up, as is May 6th, May 7th, and May 8th.

Dutch
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Dutch

Based on the 50th anniversary of the “founding moment” of it all, the “Stonewall riots”. So the entire movement is founded on the moment the homos went wild assaulting the arresting cops in an illegally operating gay bathhouse. Helluva founding moment, guys. The historical re-enactments should be awesome (not).

Pimpkin\'s nephew
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Pimpkin\'s nephew

Not quite stepping onto Plymouth Rock, is it?

Felina
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Felina

Nobody takes Cinco de Mayo as a holiday seriously, not even Mexicans, not even in Mexico. It’s just a happy excuse to drink margaritas. Marketing.

Becky
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Becky

It’s no longer en vogue for cucks to throw Cinco de Mayo parties (shhh-cultural appropriation).

Moran ya Simba
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Moran ya Simba

I’ve tried three times to get through this podcats now. It’s not the podcast that’s bad, it’s that Im going through a temporary black pill valley and therefore dont have a sense of humor about this bull at the moment. Ive gotten as far as ‘patriarchy chicken’ by some annoying broad. Oh god, that is nothing but a banal, crude and uncharming version of a shit test. A little red pill reminder: women are instinctively, biologically hardwired to prod, nag, push, be annoying to seek out males that wont put up with that nonsense. This is b/c high testosterone, dominating… Read more »

Rod1963
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Rod1963

Don’t worry it will pass. You really have to laugh at this shit storm or it will break you emotionally. First off women were never a mystery, white guys just decided to forget to what they learned back in high school that a lot of women are f**kin nuts, sluts or otherwise to be avoided. A few are special but you won’t know until you court them and watch for signs. That was the whole point behind courtship to – it is a background character checkup.The smart male is taught to select a mate the same way a animal breeder… Read more »

Moran ya Simba
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Moran ya Simba

Basically agree. And most of the time I find the xirl science and such hilarious. But this is for real, we re living in mad societies all across the Western world. And mad ppl dont know they re mad. Pinochet is the absolutely least bad option available. And he’s very unlikely at this point. Maybe he was one of the greatest heroes of the 20th century? B/c he did what he had to do but not much more. Similar guys, from Franco up, it gets too excessive. I’ve heard the Brazilian military junta found the same sweet spot as Pinochet… Read more »

Member

I’d love to challenge Patriarchy Chicken Lady to play a round of it in a store in the hood in Baltimore. The results would be hilarious and the video of that would get a million views on YT (before the took it down of course)

Member

I vote for Sabbath, the old break sounds and Zman continuing to harsh the mellow of stupid Libertarians. No opinion on Youtard. You must destroy the near enemy before you take on the far enemy.

Pimpkin\'s nephew
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Pimpkin\'s nephew

Tom Chambers for the basketball HOF. It’s a start; a dominant white boy from Mormon land. Watch the highlight videos at TC24; watch Tom take it to the tin against the best players in the game in the 1980s. Watch him launch over Pat Ewing and David Robinson and slamming it down, then ask yourself why you have been taught that white men can’t jump.

Probably OT, but there it is.

Ripple
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Ripple

The “g’s” in the fudgepacker’s Maltese name are soft. His name is pronounced “Bootyjudge.”

Angus Maxwellton
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Angus Maxwellton

Intersex isn’t made up. One could argue that it is the only part of LGBT… that is actually diagnosable. It has been a medically established (and tragic) condition for many decades. Are you saying Klinefelter’s syndrome etc. do not exist? These conditions didn’t have anything to do with politics until very recently.