Brought To You By The Letter R

Something you cannot help but notice, if you spend time scanning the political sites, is the growth of sponsored content. Breitbart will often have stories labeled “Sponsored Content” at the top, but otherwise they look like the rest of their stuff. This is content they are paid to post on their site. In the case of political sites, this content is generated by an industry group or lobbyists, who then pay the site for the opportunity to post the content, much like an advertiser. Hence the name “sponsored content.”

There is also something called “white box” content in the trade, which means it comes without attribution. Someone or some group with an agenda will produce a story and either give it to a site or pay them to take it. Part of the deal is the site gets to claim it as its own work. They will format it to their style and put the name of a writer they claim as their own the byline. The anti-BDS people use this to place stories unfavorable to the BDS movement into so-called conservative publications.

This is dishonest, at the very minimum, but it is a common enough practice that no one seems to care about it. Just how much content on these political sites is produced by concerned interests in Washington is hard to know. The stuff labeled as sponsored content is easy to spot, but the white box stuff is a mystery. Some of this white box content is quietly provided directly to friendly freelance writers, so even the site publishers do not know the real author of these pieces.

For example, how much of Cathy Young’s work is truly her own? Her content is clearly from a very specific perspective. It coincidentally matches perfectly with people like Max Boot, Jennifer Rubin, Bret Stephens and other neocons. Oddly, these people push an agenda the Left violently opposed not so long ago, yet all of these people now work for far left scandal sheets like the Washington Post. In the case of Young, she turns up in so-called conservative sites and far Left sites. What versatility!

There’s another aspect to the political writing game. This is the part tangled up in the Washington hackarama. This is where political consultants, connected individuals and members of the permanent political class use the political sites as a form of advertising for their services. They produce content for the sites and either give it away or in some cases pay for access on the sly. Instead of representing some anonymous interests, the point is to get their name in circulation.

An example of this is a recent article in National Review. It is a post suggesting Huey Long deserved to be murdered because he was a populist and everyone knows populists are the worst people. The writer is listed as Ellen Carmichael, “the president of The Lafayette Company, a political-communications firm.” A few minutes searching around and you will learn that she started in local Louisiana politics right out of diapers and has now moved to Washington as a consultant.

One way to get her name out to potential clients is to post stories suggesting things about her partisanship, her ideas and so forth in the sorts of sites read by people in the political business. At this point, National Review has no audience outside of Republican politics. It is pretty much a trade magazine now. They are happy to take this sort of content, as it is cheap and it fits in with their model, which is to wield as little influence over American politics as possible, while remaining in business.

Now, this is just one example, but multiply this, the sponsored content and the white box content over hundreds of times a month. It is not unreasonable to think that a large portion of what shows up on political sites is created by the hackarama. A lot of the cable news content is produced this ways, as well. For example, all of the Middle East content on mainstream sites is probably the work of The Lobby. Whether through friendly writers or directly through their own staff, it’s all agit-prop now.

From the dissident perspective, this is a useful starting point when discussing politics with normal people. Most readers of normie conservative sites are unaware of the fact lots of the content is really just product placement. The fans of Ben Shapiro don’t know he is pretty much just an actor, hired to promote certain positions. Instead of harping on the latter, the way to awaken normie is to talk about the former. Your Boomer uncle may love Israel, but he really hates being lied to, so go with that.

This may seem like another good reason to burn Washington to the ground, put the inhabitants to the sword and salt the earth afterwards, but that is a foregone conclusion at this late stage. It is another example of how the political system is corrupt beyond any reasonable hope of reform. Washington is a closed system ruled by a uniparty of permanent residents. It’s the Borg. When parts die off or are expelled as waste, new people are absorbed and assimilated into the system.

This reality of Washington is important to understand when examining the Trump administration. He came to town promising to reform Washington, but the Imperial Capital is beyond reform. It operates like a unitary organism now. Any attempt at reform will unleash antibodies to isolate and kill the foreign object. Those antibodies show up in the media. Washington now exists solely to perpetuate itself. To reform it is to kill it, which is no longer reform, but another word that begins with the letter R.


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“This is dishonest….but he (she) really hates being lied to, so go with that.”

I didn’t need all the stuff in the middle. That’s pretty much my entire operating principle right now

Calsdad
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Calsdad

The one I have been going with for a good many years now is:

“Why do you go out of your way to be a traitor to your own country?”

That usually gets them good and mad.

Ultra Pasteurized
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Ultra Pasteurized

So, have you been approached with offers?

It’s a matter of time. Their increasing feeling of insecurity, which is based in reality I think, dictates that they broaden their stable of whores.

It would be very tempting to take the goodies and it’d be a pretty easy gig.

And speaking of whores, what about pewdiepie eh? Businesses is businesses I suppose.

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

Pewds was extorted. ADL ran the Jesse Jackson 2-step on him.

Felix is not an ideologue and wasn’t willing to give up his career for principles.

Vegetius
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Vegetius

This PewDiePie episode was a gift.

Whether it really was extortion, business or misplaced virtue-signaling is one thing. What matters right now is all the young dudes asking “What is ADL?”.

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ReturnOfBestGuest

We shall see. (I’m not sure that Pewdiepie’s demographic is all that interested in politics. Yet.)

Sleepy
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Sleepy

When I looked through some op-eds of John Bolton I noticed that same sort of commonality with old articles written by Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun. It was all invade, rape, pillage, lather, rinse, repeat… Anyway, I guess we’ll start seeing them again from Bolton soon, but I think Khan and the Hun are both retired now…

Da Booby
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Khan and Attila were men. They fought alongside their soldiers, much like Alexander, and did not commit their men to any engagements they themselves would not commit to.

The only fight John Bolton ever took part in was probably with chronic constipation, caused from swallowing Pentagon hubris, while his pimpled arse atrophies in some suburban gated community.

Sleepy
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Sleepy

Wow. I had no idea that the Comedy Police included Mr. Khan and Mr. Hun in the list of people that can’t be mentioned in a (perhaps failed) attempt at humor. I offer my sincere apologies to both of the memories these fine gentlemen, their descendants and the acolytes. I certainly won’t make that mistake again!

Da Booby
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No one was attacking you. Unless you’re John Bolton.

Tom
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Tom

The American Conservative mag. Is almost ok…

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

how does it compare to American Greatness?

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ReturnOfBestGuest

They both occasionally post dissident content for the normies (as well as usual propaganda.)

Nathan
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Nathan

I relied on TAC in its early days circa Eye-raq II. It was the only right-wing publication (that I knew about) that was anti-war. That was when Saint Pat was still part of the operation. There’s better stuff out there now, but I definitely appreciated it at the time and still occasionally catch a post there when one of our guys links it.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

My conservative friends believe the system can be salvaged if we just force everyone to obey the originalist Constitution. My liberal friends believe the system can be salvaged if we just ruin the lives of all Trump supporters.

Political separation sounds like a moderate position compared to the R word to which Z refers.

My “unrealistic” friends are the only ones who see the world realistically.

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

Sounds like a great opportunity to explain HBD to your conservative friends!

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People are conditioned from the cradle to resist that, though. Send them over to Pew or any other site that does surveys on social issues. Show them that literally only “heritage America” supports 1A and 2A.

Ris_Eruwaedhiel
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Ris_Eruwaedhiel

PewDiePie pledged 50K to the ADL. There is a great deal of online speculation why. Blackmail? Protection money?

Member

“My liberal friends believe…”

You have liberal friends? Hmm.

MemeWarVet
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MemeWarVet

Having Liberal friends is a good way to maintain your cover, if you’re not willing or able to go full Randy Weaver and live in the woods.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

that’s kiddie thinking

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ReturnOfBestGuest

There’s more to life than politics. (Especially when the choice is between the open-borders, endless-wars, debt-slavery, Israel-first candidate with the “R” after his name and an identical candidate except with a “D.”)

Member

“…live in the woods.”

Well, let’s hope it hasn’t come to that. Though with comrade AOC in the White House, who knows?

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ReturnOfBestGuest

To return to the Constitution there needs to be a population that wants it. The USA is the “poem on a statue” country now (where it’s not out-and-out anarcho-tyranny.)

Member

More like you would need a population capable of it. The problem is America is loaded with non-Americans.

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ReturnOfBestGuest

Absolutely. And no signs of that abating at all. You’d think that after 9/11 they would have implemented IIRIRA 1996 (Visa entry/exit tracking for those of you out in RR.) It would have been cheap and easy compared to the endless-war machine, just as mandatory E-verify would be cheap and easy too. After a while one has to stop pretending and face up to the facts.

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The Establishment is determined to force diversity on the rest of us, even if it requires the use of tyranny.

Yves Vannes
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They will never ever ever go for separation. They understand they’d lose their tax cattle and create a space where a very powerful rival would rise and be forced to crush them to stop the endless chaos bleeding out of the shithole we leave behind. Their goal is to destroy us no matter the cost to themselves…as long as it’s them ruling the rubble.

We have one and only one path forward.

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ReturnOfBestGuest

One must never raise the issue of why neither emulation nor preservation was possible after the founding population was replaced (Detroit, Newark, Baltimore, et al.) It makes everyone uncomfortable. /s

DLS
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DLS

Up until recently, I thought getting a solid conservative majority on the Supreme Court could save us. But there will always be a conservative who becomes the swing vote, and the other conservatives will not overturn liberal precedents. Stare decisis is a one-way ratchet to Venezuela.

ganderson
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ganderson

More like Sir Humphrey Appleby than the Borg.

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ReturnOfBestGuest

We should do a group-watch of that show. Thanks to NHPTV recycling every old Britcom on Tuesday nights in perpetuity, I bought the DVD box sets before streaming became a “thing”. Apart from the tech (which has improved dramatically) has any other show stood the test of time as that one did?

Ganderson
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Ganderson

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin. Be careful though, the BBC has taken to removing bits that don’t mesh with modern sensibilities.

BadThinker
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BadThinker

It is characteristic of all committee discussions and decisions that every member has a vivid recollection of them and that every member’s recollection of them differs violently from every other member’s recollection. Consequently, we accept the convention that the official decisions are those and only those which have been officially recorded in the minutes by the officials, from which it emerges with an elegant inevitability that any decision which has been officially reached will have been officially recorded in the minutes by the officials and any decision which is not recorded in the minutes has not been officially reached even… Read more »

Rogeru
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Rogeru

That reads like something from the Hitch Hiker’s Guide.

Max Schumacher
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Max Schumacher

Don’t forget your towel

Prussian
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Prussian

The writing on that show was both utterly brilliant and completely hilarious, and there is very, very little liberal/left moralizing to annoy the thoughtful viewer. Although the last 6 or so episodes went downhill, I’d say I’ve watched nearly every episode of that series 20+ times (perhaps far more), and I still watch them all at least twice a year. Ironically, although it displays, brilliantly and ruthlessly, corrupt men and systems (“democracy”), it’s almost entirely a show depicting old-time Oxbridge white gentlemen and society, which makes it a wonderful haven from modernity to escape into. I can’t recommend ‘Yes Minister’/’Yes… Read more »

Prussian
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Prussian

I want to add that the writers of the show got many of their ideas from real life events. According to an interview with one of them (in the DVD extras), they took many high level British government officials to expensive lunches (which included alcohol), who would, off the record, often become candid and honest with them, recounting some the absurdity and corruption they’d witnessed (or perhaps engaged in).

Dutch
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Dutch

You might very well think that, I couldn’t possibly comment 😉

Prussian
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Prussian

Perhaps you could use the “Rhodesia Solution”, you could write me a note which is susceptible of misinterpretation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGJH_-S_MGs

Donald Cavaioli
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Sometimes it appears the left is like the creature from the movie “The Thing”, infecting and converting the victim into an alien duplicate or hollowing out and wearing its victim like a skin suit. Woke capital for example. Other times like in this post, it seems the managerial state has an immune system that sees any dissent from its policies as an infection that gets digested by the 1960’s &70’s moderate liberal antibodies called neocons, hijacking conservatism into a controlled opposition. As conservatism is more palatable to Ozzie and Harriet Middle America, the people we really need on our side,… Read more »

Member

Even if it did start working, you’d soon get a cruise missile through your window.

Tim
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Tim

Donald, I think we’re all trying to figure a way out of the mess we’re in. My attitude is a little bit of hope and optimism, and a ton of canned goods and ammo.

Nathaniel Bell
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Nathaniel Bell

Mentioning the Borg connected a circuit in my brain, so I’m going to be the nerd for a little bit. The Borg Queen, having to balance a trillion minds pouring through her head, became dismayed at how boring it all was. She would sometimes go on assimilation raids of insignificant, worthless species, sometimes at considerable cost to the collective. When this happened, for a few glorious minutes distinctive thoughts she’d never had would trickle through the hive, although the high was short lived. The hive would also be temporarily disrupted as this new information was given consideration and then prioritized… Read more »

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The extreme deviancy in the Democrat party is the result of pushing conservative Southerners out of the party. They had to replace those voters. What they came up with was the current coalition of the fringes. But in order to keep such a mentally unstable group of voters coming to the polls, the Democrats have to keep ratcheting up the extremist rhetoric. Small doses of political extremism at the outset have given way to large doses of insane extremism. Leftists have become immune to common sense, and their party is now hooked on a drug that leads straight to revolutionary… Read more »

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Trade magazines in general are considered just bought and paid for. I never trust an opinion or product review, just look who pays the bills.
The temptation to say the right things increases as to how much of your livelihood depends on staying relevant.

Keep your day job Z.

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ReturnOfBestGuest

They provide entertainment for the worker bees. I’ll never forget the time our “boss” appeared on the cover of CIO magazine. More “team building” was accomplished over that article down the local than any HR functionary could ever have imagined.

Member

Trump called the fake news industry “the enemy of the people.” He should expand his definition. At this point, George Washington himself would decline any offer of serving office in Sodom-on-the-Potomac. And at some point in the future, we’ll get another Lincoln who will cynically launch another revolution. Where that lands, nobody knows.

CAPT S
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CAPT S

In a former job in a former life I was a Military Aide to the President, and often found myself in the motorcade riding along in the “Control” van with a varying host of presidential “advisers” … i.e. spin doctors. They were constantly working the phones with their journalist pals, explaining how each crisis de jour should be refined, processed, manipulated, masticated, and spoon-fed to the mass man. I was a gung-ho CivNat military guy (i.e. naive), but I was observant, so after 2 years of chewing red pills I became who I am today … a curmudgeonly skeptic of… Read more »

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ReturnOfBestGuest

I reckon I’m fortunate to have low blood pressure, because I’m routinely triggered, even though I know better.

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

The thing about people in Washington is that most of them believe what they’re writing so, in their mind, what’s the difference if they get paid by some lobby or government to write it. Even better if someone else does most of the work. Most of them truly believe in diversity or Israel or Badwhites or that Trump is evil. Whether they are paid by the WaPo and its subscribers/Bezos or by some Israeli/Jewish lobby or Soros doesn’t matter. They hate us and want to see our world destroyed. In their minds, they’re not breaking some moral code. They’re getting… Read more »

Outdoorspro
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Outdoorspro

“Now, this is just one example, but multiply this, the sponsored content and the white box content over hundreds of times a month.” It’s even worse when you get to the local news level, just more subtle. Not too long in the past, I used to work on the technical side of your local TV news. Approximately 50-90% of the news stories begin as press releases that are sent to the newsroom. The assigned reporter or producer will then write the story essentially verbatim from the PR, then go visit them for a sound bite to include on-air (10-15 seconds… Read more »

Known Fact
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Known Fact

That’s how crap little groups with a fax machine, an agenda and a fancy name — like Southern Poverty Law Center, Public Interest Research Group and Center for Science in the Public Interest — become big, powerful household names.

Exile
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Exile

One of the more honest and credible defenses of the failure of the Trump Administration has been that the talent pool they had to draw from was so shallow that they had to include rabid NeverTrumpers, known grifters, shitlibs etc.. Personnel is policy. In their shoes, I would have opted for total neophyte outsiders with the right mindset rather than veteran mercenaries, choosing to suffer the slings of amateur incompetence rather than the arrows of base betrayal. Three years later, given that Trump’s administration obviously suffers from both feckless incompetence and cynical double-dealing, I don’t see how the “ideological noobs”… Read more »

Ultra Pasteurized
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Ultra Pasteurized

“Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our new Secretary of Defense, Bill Lind.”

I doubt he’d be dumb enough to take the job.

Ephors of academia. Heh.

Official Bologna Tester
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Official Bologna Tester

thezman said: “Washington now exists solely to perpetuate itself. To reform it is to kill it, which is no longer reform, but another word that begins with the letter R.”

Here’s an excellent half hour Youtube video by “Black Pilled” intitled, “The Nature of Power.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugi3rJAz2CQ

Jim Smith
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Jim Smith

“…another word that begins with the letter R.” I apologize to everyone for asking the damned question (no one wants to look stoopid in public), but what is the word? Ravish? Rescind? Rape? Replace? What?

MikeCLT
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MikeCLT

Revolution

Member

Really?

Pontius Pirate
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Up to the present, the watchword has been Rationalization.

Or Resignation.

Or Retreat.

Or Retarded.

Rogeru
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Rogeru

Rhubarb

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Like virtually everything else in modern society, the media is just another racket.

Pontius Pirate
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Max Boot. Jennifer Rubin. Bret Stephens. Cathy Young. To say nothing of Paul Krugman, Thomas Friedman, Charles Schumer, Diane Feinstein, Adam Schiff, Jerold Nadler, Rod Rosenstein, Jeffrey Goldberg, one really could go on all day.

Forget about the letter R. I’m starting to get more comfortable with the letter H.

Sir Balin
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Sir Balin

I was into national review for a little while, but the last couple of issues I perused seemed to have devolved to cover to cover anti abortion and pro Israel, the two safe issues wherein conservatives can never be called racist. The terrain is changing so quickly on identity issues that they are fearful where to step.

Exile
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Exile

When they finally come out with “The Conservative Case for Abortion,” will their last subscribers finally understand whose agenda they’ve been pushing all along?

Sleepy
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Sleepy

I poked around a bit for information on this Ellen Carmichael, and her “Lafayette Company.” From all appearances, this is a one person show (no physical address, only she is mentioned under “Who We Are,” etc.), and she does exactly what Z Man describes. From her “company” website: “Skilled media relations (story placement, television/radio bookings, story pitching)” The journalist Lee Smith did an expose on this hired-gun “new journalism” at The Tablet in 2017. The piece starred Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS/Russiagate fame. It is well worth the read: https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/241381/news-of-the-news The TLDR is that news organizations are bleeding money, so… Read more »

Larry
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Larry

KUDOS!!!

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

“To reform it is to kill it, which is no longer reform, but another word that begins with the letter R. “ Another Black Pill moment from The Range. The civil war ain’t starting back here in Utah. Maybe Lineman up in Montana is closer…but not here. People here in Utah are so gaslighted and protected from the turd cities and conditioned to love their neighbor. Their brain stays blind pozzed, they wake up to Mitt Romney in their bed and yet even he looks like Scarlett Johansson. This state is a version of the man in the gorilla suit.… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

The interesting thing about the dissident areas of Southern California is that they are close enough to rub shoulders with the poz, in all of its manifestations. That keeps you very sensitized to seeing the gorillas passing through the rooms. SoCal dissidents have no illusions about what we are up against. Watching your six is not a concept, it is a way of life around here. Some people find it exhausting or demoralizing. I find it energizing, and it keeps me constantly doing the “fly on the wall” thing to keep my mental and physical reflexes constantly exercised. Also, since… Read more »

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

“Dissidents are close enough to rub shoulders with the poz, in all of its manifestations. That keeps you very sensitized to seeing the gorillas passing through the rooms.” That’s interesting observation, Dutch. Your dissidents are right on the edge of Poz land, and you and yours see the gorilla crapping on the sidewalk. That’s beneficial as it keeps you aware of what you are dealing with, and it keeps you alive. Good for you! I did not expect to find the high level of blind blinkered here in Utah. These people are getting fairly easy to flip now, with the… Read more »

Jay
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Jay

Range Fault, the situation here in Utah isn’t perfect but it’s better than a lot of other places. Some of the older generations are hopeless but – at least in rural Utah – there are a lot of younger kids who get it. I have a son who was getting pretty down on Mormon culture from reading a lot of the negativity on d right forums. I pointed out to him that there are very few communities left where a young man can find a good looking, white, virgin wife who wants children. And on top of that, find one… Read more »

Jay
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Jay

Now if we could just keep the dang Californians and Las Vegans from invading.

UpYours
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UpYours

Mormons, the community that gave America, two fine upstanding Senators in Reid and Romney? No, thanks. Mormons would vote for Ilhan Omar if she converted to Mormonism.

Sure, their communities are clean and crime-free, but looks like they are OK with shoving the poz down the necks of their countrymen.

Dave
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Dave

I read somewhere that the Men’s Wearhouse employs writers to compose newspaper-formatted articles about how suits are coming back into style. They give these articles to reporters, inviting them to slap on their own byline, submit it to the editor, and take the rest of the day off.

Known Fact
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Known Fact

The reporter would probably spend at least 10 minutes “localizing” the pre-fab story, calling a couple of local clothing stores to get a quote from the manager, who is happy for the free plug. This helps disguise the canned nature of the material and the special-interest agenda.

TomA
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TomA

This is a truly prescient blogpost. Yes, the federal government has morphed into a living thing, and like all living things, it places it’s own survival above all other considerations. The Borg is an excellent analogy. Now ask the question, how do you fight this megalopolis? Will talking based persuasion work? How about voting out the parasitic vultures in Congress, will that work? Or perhaps a conventional revolution, like in 1776, will that work against the force of the federal government?

CAPT S
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CAPT S

Personal, individual secession, one decision at a time. This is distinctly different from a boycott, because with a boycott you’re trying to apply pressure so your adversary will compromise. Secession, however, recognizes that reform is an impossibility, but you refuse to be a partner in the farce. There’s really no fighting it either, not in the conventional sense. I can tell you how I fight it though … I don’t participate in the circus that they call elections, I stopped watching “news” and “sports”, and backed away from Big Ag and Big Pharma. I wear out everything I buy, and… Read more »

Dutch
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Dutch

Marching around and waving a flag is just asking for trouble. Quietly doing what you can to thwart the other side, and privately teaching others how to do so, is the thing to do. We are not strong enough, and too easily micro-targeted, so we must be smart and clever about things.

Member

Photon torpedoes.

Calsdad
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Calsdad

What is the best way to stop kudzu from spreading?

Don’t plant it in the first place.

Yet there’s all sorts of “conservatives” – who …. even though the kudzu has overtaken their entire yard and swallowed their house – will still insist they want to just cut the kudzu back a little and then they’ll be able to control it.

All because they like the shade it provides.

Some people never learn.

UpYours
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UpYours

Indeed, which is why the founding fathers were so contemptuous of democracy and letting every retarded moron who can fog a mirror vote.

Whiskey
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Whiskey

Related read yesterday’s FT on Eurofi. It’s a twice a year private no press bank conference in the same city as the meeting of EU finance ministers. They lobby pay for play the ministers who all get bank jobs after their government stints.

Johnny55
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Johnny55

I really do believe that DC cannot be reformed. Globohomo can brook no dissent. Its tentacles are in the seat of power, in all of media and entertainment, schools, big tech is fully converged and increasingly being waged by corporations. It’s actually kinda scary when you really think about it. Now they are going full on to subvert the churches. Trump is doing what he can, but let’s just say he may be a rallying cry for whatever comes next.

Prussian
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Prussian

It seems to me that Oswald Spengler discerned the racket that Zman describes, with shocking prescience, a full century ago. I believe these quotations from him merit close study, reading and rereading, to fully comprehend what he is describing: “…it must be concluded that democracy and plutocracy are the same thing under the two aspects of wish and actuality, theory and practice, knowing and doing. It is the tragic comedy of the world‑improvers’ and freedom‑teachers’ desperate fight against money that they are ipso facto assisting money to be effective. Respect for the big number—expressed in the principles of equality for… Read more »

Prussian
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Prussian

The politics of the Western world, of liberal “democracy”, are overwhelmingly intra-Money squabbles. It’s the Koch Bros. vs Soros. Since the interests of Money and the interests of the white populations of the West (and the interest of preserving/rebuilding Western civilization/culture) are now diametrically opposed, the liberal democracy racket is a “heads I win, tails you lose” affair for Western man/civilization. When the mass media and education, two institutions which Money controls, fails to get the peoples of the West thinking and voting “correctly”, Money can operate behind the scenes to thwart them (as in the thwarting of MAGA and… Read more »

Johnny55
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Johnny55

Also Zman, just a heads up, as a daily reader I wouldn’t mind if you took money for content or whatever. As long as it is DISCLOSED and understood, I have absolutely no problem with the idea. It is this lack of disclosure and crap hiding in the shadows that is abominable. The names of all these “organizations” are almost impossible to follow, layer after layer of obfuscation. Also, just look at the Borg’s family life. The husband and wife almost always HAVE DIFFERENT LAST NAMES, thus it is impossible to spot the bias until someone points out that two… Read more »

Johnny55
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Johnny55

For example, Peter Strzok is married to Melissa Hodgman, who I kid you not, is a muckety muck at the SEC with jurisdiction over investigatory activities of the CLINTON FOUNDATION. Borg indeed. Trump probably should have just fired everyone, but everyone reading this knows that’s completely unrealistic and frankly Trump didn’t have that much of a bench anyway, it’s why so much family is kept around.

Member

Probably more than 9 out of 10 government employees could be eliminated outright, never replaced and nobody outside DC would be inconvenienced in the slightest.

Compsci
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Compsci

You can’t take money from such sources—it will always corrupt you. When you take such funding, you inevitably become dependent (to a greater or lesser degree). Then they have you. The threat of pulling their funding becomes existential, and from there the temptation grows to comply with “minor” compromises—in the interest of the greater good of course.

No, better to solicit funding from the readers or seek “donations” elsewhere.

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I’d mind.

Prussian
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Prussian

OT: Did anyone else catch this in the news and feel it to be ominous: “…Trump’s action amends an earlier executive order that former President George W. Bush initially signed after 9/11 by adding clauses to let the State and Treasury departments directly target leaders of suspected terror groups and their affiliates “without having to tie terrorist leaders to specific acts.” ““While most financial institutions would not have done business with designated terrorists even before this new authority, this action makes clear that the U.S. Treasury is willing to take serious steps to punish those financial institutions that do,” Lorber… Read more »

Prussian
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Prussian

Speak of the Devil. John Robb is a very well known, intelligent, and respected military analyst/theorist (check out his wikipedia page): https://twitter.com/johnrobb/status/1171524964714831874 This website, https://warontherocks.com, “National security. For insiders. By insiders.” looks to be important and influential*: https://warontherocks.com/2019/08/the-fight-in-the-right-it-is-time-to-tackle-white-supremacist-terrorism-globally/ I’m curious, just who, and how many, would the “conservatives” and “CivNats” be willing to throw to the wolves to help save their own hides? Related to this, just how much has that “Nazi” mythology (which logically categorizes the vast majority of Allied soldiers as “Nazis”) infected their minds? * “Among our 70+ regular contributors are people who have worked on every… Read more »

Ris_Eruwaedhiel
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Ris_Eruwaedhiel

The article you linked regarding “white supremacists” was written by a Robert Levinson.

Nathan
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Nathan

This is why I will never support a Republican Presidential candidate again. Trump has thrown his own supporters under the bus time and time again, now he’s building on Shrub’s legacy to finish us off. If a Democrat were doing these things, the retard right would be up in arms. Instead it’s “MAGA! President Balls!” More like President “Oww, my balls!”

vxxc💂🏻‍♂️😉
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👍👍👍

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Remember : If the situation was hopeless …

Their propaganda would be unnecessary.

sirlancelot
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sirlancelot

We had a state agency that for all the years I could remember was impenetrable. The only info that came out was their press release and the media dutifully reported it. It was really quite amazing how they kept their dirty laundry in-house. Even the retired guys would never speak ill of the agency. Then what would have been a small blip on the radar turned into a full-blown scandal. That was months ago and the fall-out continues. The cause of all this havoc ? Millennials ! Perhaps this is the only way the DC Beast will be killed. It… Read more »