A Century Ago

I’m not sure if I’m an outlier on this, but I have lost all patience with the news to the point where I don’t even scan the news sites. For dissidents, current events is always a spectator sport, so I usually don’t get too worked up about this stuff, but lately my tolerance has dropped to zero. I hit the Post of Times and my first thought is, “who are they trying to kid with this stuff?” It’s like they are not even trying. Maybe it is just me, but I’ve dropped out of the new watching for the time being.

As a result, this week’s show is mostly news free. I have a list of these sorts of shows I want to do as time and inclination permits. They take a little longer to prepare, so I have to plan ahead, but I think they make for a nice break from the normal routine. This is not a history podcast or a deep dive analysis type of show, but doing a little bit of that stuff from time to time is a nice corrective to the insanity of the age. A little diversity is a good thing and nothing says dissident politics like the love of diversity!

I think the parallels between our age and the events leading up to the Great War are quite remarkable, so it is a favorite topic. History does not necessarily repeat itself, but it is good to remember that there is nothing new under the sun. The things we see from our ruling class, for example, are not new. In fact, they should be predictable. Understanding how a panicked ruling elite responded to the Red Scare a century ago will help us understand how they are going to respond to the White Scare.

In the course of doing the show, I kept thinking that a show on anarchism one day may be a fun thing to do. It is, by far, the weirdest of the radical political movements to arise from the prior age. My hunch is it is one of those movement where the adherent fell in love with it at first exposure. The more you study it, the crazier it seems, so to be a dedicated anarchist means not thinking about it too much. Instead, you just focus on expressing yourself through violence and mayhem.

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.


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IFrank
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IFrank

I think, Mr. Z, that you’re impatience with the “news” is a symptom of your misunderstanding of what the “news” is. Try reading it as fiction, rather than non fiction, because that it what it is. Remember a serial TV show called Homeland? That is what we have. Each day we have a new episode of “Homeland” filled with suspense and drama, that some people who have not caught on to the charade believe to be true. Follow the story line presented by CNN as you would in The Pickwick Papers, or, The Edge of Night”. It’s all about ratings… Read more »

IFrank
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IFrank

Your

Sean Detente
Member

Does you’re browser or electronic brick not show the edit button? My last electronic brick made by Crapple wouldn’t show nothin’ as far as no edit button were concerned.

Member

There, their, they’re…it’ll be okay.

Member

If your first instinct is to accuse someone of misunderstanding something that is completely obvious to just about everyone on the DR, just stop and rethink it. It comes across as condescending.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

the thing is, it isn’t about ratings or money. classical economics says it should be. but it isn’t. the left is burning up all the media properties it controls, in a futile banzai charge against Trumpland.

Your Wife
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Your Wife

That’s why he doesn’t pay attention to it, Mr. Super Genius

Kentucky Headhunter
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Kentucky Headhunter

“I’m not sure if I’m an outlier on this, but I have lost all patience with the news to the point where I don’t even scan the news sites. For dissidents, current events is always a spectator sport, so I usually don’t get too worked up about this stuff, but lately my tolerance has dropped to zero. I hit the Post of Times and my first thought is, “who are they trying to kid with this stuff?” It’s like they are not even trying. Maybe it is just me, but I’ve dropped out of the new watching for the time… Read more »

John Smith
Member

Yep. Reading the headlines is like being trolled by 11 year old girls. Stupid 11 year old girls. I thank God for sites like this and others. I see the current state of affairs being more analogous to pre-Civil War America. There is a game of chicken going on here. The left simply cannot govern the way the want by the law of the land. They have to cheat, lie, conceal and corrupt. The only way they can remove Trump is to dispense with the law of the land, set up their own rules… and be open and candid about… Read more »

The Babe
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The Babe

Once you develop the “dissident eye,” everything looks different.

But it pains me that a lot of normies, including a lot of “saveable souls,” still absorb this malicious propaganda without question.

And the specious authority with which these scum present their lies just adds to the rage.

It’s our job to get the redpills to these guys. But of course, that’s difficult without control of The Megaphone (as Sailer puts it.) Just gotta keep going, keep trying, I guess. What else can we do? We can’t just give up. The stakes being so high, that would be tantamount to desertion, or treason.

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

The first step with Joe and Jane Normie is pointing out the hypocrisy of the Left.

“How come there’s no European Heritage month?”

“Why should rich black kids get a leg up over poor white and Asian kids?”

“Why is it okay that black people can be proud of their heritage but we can’t”

You have to break down their trust in the system before offering an alternative. Whites really hate hypocrisy. Use it.

CAPT S
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CAPT S

I agree and have made similar points regarding the “saveable souls.” My concern is the impression that these numbers are actually diminishing. I only have 3 decades of observation but I find most people to be more akin to parrots than rational, cognitive humans. They parrot CNN, or they parrot Fox, or they parrot their teacher/professor, and then it’s all unintelligible squawking. Megaphone the truth into the head of a squawking parrot and all we get is a deaf parrot. The “dumb as a brick” proportion of our population is growing. I attribute this to low replacement numbers of the… Read more »

Severian
Guest

Reminds me of one of Denzel Washington’s great speeches in “Training Day.” “This is a newspaper. It’s 99% bullshit. But it entertains me. That’s why I read it, because it entertains me.” And the followup, which every blogger has heard (from himself, if no one else): “But you won’t let me read my paper. So now you entertain me, with your bullshit.”

Hilltop
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Hilltop

LOL, Severian is too modest to plump for himself, but I will have you gentlemen know that he is also a dissident writer of the very top rank.

His recent article about fanaticism is compelling and worrying:

http://www.rottenchestnuts.com/what-happens-if-the-ufo-actually-comes/

The current piece about Roman Law is also good. Put him on RSS!

Member

Yes, the UFO cult piece was spot on, mirrors Z’s take on the cultish leftism we have.

Severian
Guest

Thanks y’all.

Range Front Fault
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Range Front Fault

Severian…..Great Post! How do you account for us outliers who run substantial cognitive dissonance, enough to dump my Commie folks brainwashing, Lefty friends, Lefty and Woo Woo culture, to the point the angle of repose is hit and there is no going back.

Do you think this is some kind of evolutionary hardwiring, possibly not to the advantage of the tribe….even the product of a genetic mutational overload. ?? Keep up the good work!

Severian
Guest

I think the True Believers are the anomaly. There really aren’t too many of them. For all the years I taught college, for instance, I don’t think I ever met a Social Justice Warrior who wasn’t already on the faculty. Most of us go through a period of infatuation with Leftism — “is there a man with heart so dead, he was not in his twenties Red?” Strong disconfirmation culls those people (people like me) from the movement, leaving only the True Believers… and then they start doing real damage.

One of Many Georges
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One of Many Georges

Imagine if you got all of your news from CNN, NYT, BBC, etc. You’d literally have no idea how the world really works or what goes on in it.

I’m not a huge fan of the right-punching Joseph Paul Watson, but the quote he found for this video (about 2:30) is dead-on about the “openly fraudulent and relentlessly assertive, inverted ‘alternative’ reality” created by the media.

https://youtu.be/jw_dsjZMeqM?t=149

3g4me
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3g4me

I used to scan the Daily Mail headlines to get an idea of what the media was pushing for the day, but even that sickens me now. I’ve cut out so many blogs – I can’t even bear to reader Sailer nor his commenters any more. My time and patience are extremely limited. I’d rather peer at my scans of 19th century Italian birth records and work on deciphering the handwriting and translating them – much more intellectually stimulating and worthwhile in the long run.

Citizen of a Silly Country
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Citizen of a Silly Country

Interesting on Sailer. I still think that he’s doing God’s work ferrying normies to our side of the divide, but I can’t figure out how he is able to continue reading the NY Times, WaPo and other MSM day in and day out.

But Sailer’s commenters just seem bizarre to me now. It’s a bunch of white Boomers – who are inexplicably both HBD aware and CivNats – and Jews discussing and sort of debating the finer points how the MSM is factually incorrect without seeming to realize that facts don’t matter to them.

Karl McHungus
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Karl McHungus

even the cocaine monkeys eventually stop pressing the button…

Carl B.
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Carl B.

Quote:

” ….who are they trying to kid with this stuff?”

Who? The American people that’s who. Corporate “News” Media believes the American People are idiots. They are correct in their assessment.

Today’s Media theme: “Donald Trump is America’s national nightmare. Donald Trump is attacking our DEMOCRACY!!!!” “Impeachment is assured!”

Sean Detente
Member

Gotta be honest, though – most people are pretty damn dumb.

DLS
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DLS

I think we forget how little the average person pays attention to the elite food fight. They get little glimmers from comedy shows or general chatter, but they are too busy living their lives to care, and assume there is nothing they can do about it anyway. I’m not defending them, because we should care. But only those on the left who treat politics as a religion, and those of us who don’t want that religion shoved down our throats, actually pay attention to the daily circus.

Dutch
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Dutch

The normies have been trained, from day one, to accept what they are being told. They are threatened with severe personal consequences if they don’t (that is what doxxing and Antifa are really about, keeping the normies in line). So they go along, knowing in their hearts that most of it is either twisted around or outright fabricated, but they stay in their lanes and mind their own business, because things are easier for them that way. It’s not a matter of being idiots or being dumb. It is a matter of cultural herding and their having been beaten down… Read more »

TheLastStand
Guest

One of these days, Antifa is gonna get too bold. Instead of picking on little old ladies, they will hassle an older man from a dangerous profession. The results will be fascinating.

Member

Americans have never followed politics closely. Unfortunately the resistance gets an emotional high from feeling like they understand what is going on and being outraged at what they are told to be outraged about. The rest of society gets their emotional highs by other means.

The Babe
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The Babe

It’s the lack of response, compared to earlier times, that really worries me.

I was deeply disturbed by the lack of response to the Muslim rape gangs in England. Thousands, maybe tens or hundreds of thousands, of victims. That there was no rampage in response shows that there is something deeply rotten there.

Doppelbadger
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Doppelbadger

There’s still time to get angry.

TheLastStand
Guest

Too many of us are still too comfortable.

Penitent Man
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Penitent Man

If the levee ever breaks and the nation goes full Yugoslavia: it’ll be the normies to watch out for. They’ll be scared, angry, unsure and quick to follow whoever’s promising deliverance from the multi-culti-pocalypse I’m not saying it’s a bad thing in most ways, if Our People wake up even in a crude or overreaction manner. It’s just that they’ll be unprepared for change, without any kind of underpinning for their philosophical approach to the change, having discussed the dissolving world around them with precisely nobody prior to the final “Oh my Lord the SHTF!” last news cycle. I could… Read more »

Yves Vannes
Member

The men in the ’30s who took action to protect their communities are from a different civilization. They lived in ethnic enclaves not corporate housing; the local church and the local community organization (Hibernians, etc) set the tone…for generations. I remember E. Michael Jones talking about a church he used to attend in Philly when he was a boy. It’s congregants lived within a 10 minute walk: they lived together, worked together, grew up together, married, raised children, buried their dead…all of it together. That church still exists today…but most of its members live no where near the church. Many… Read more »

Nathan
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Nathan

I don’t pay much attention to the news anymore either. I listen to FTN to keep up. L’Chaimstream media is hot garbage. We hear so much about our “free press” but they obviously get their talking points from the same place (CIA). Anyone with a different perspective is “fake news” and a “conspiracy theorist.” Don’t believe Epstein committed suicide? You’re a nutter of some kind.

DaBooby
Guest

“I’m not sure if I’m an outlier on this, but I have lost all patience with the news to the point where I don’t even scan the news sites”

The Booby’s not sure if he’s the only one, but has anyone else noticed that ever since Trump started seeking the GOP nomination the Wall Street Journal has been sounding more like the New York Times?

Guess the political class is gonna defend itself.

DLS
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DLS

The WSJ has always been two papers: left-center news in the front sections and a libertarian/neocon editorial section. It’s like a gay marriage between Joe Lieberman and a Koch brother.

Dutch
Guest
Dutch

The face of the WSJ is Peggy Noonan. One speech written for Reagan away, from being an unknown wine and cat lady drowning her sorrows over her fellow traveler Hillary’s mistreatment by, well, everyone.

Carl B.
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Carl B.

Noonan is an upper-middle class fag hag with the hots for well-dressed mulattos.

DaBooby
Guest

Well, given that ever since Putin made Obama look stupid in Ukraine and Syria the left suddenly thinks war with Russia is a good and noble cause, one could just as easily wonder if it’s actually the NYT sounding more like the WSJ than the other way around.

Who even knows anymore?

Member

“It’s like a gay marriage between Joe Lieberman and a Koch brother.”

Sir, you win the internet today.

Kevin Greenberg
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Kevin Greenberg

Maybe you dislike the media because they do not cater to your worldview, rather the media has become more diverse and democratic.

The media still privileges white males but our society is getting better and is allowing for more voices and views.

How anyone can view this a negative says alot about them.

Carl B.
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Carl B.

Thanks for validating my post above.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

You shouldn’t include your last name because that reinforces a stereotype. There is a rumor that many people with last names like yours hate the founding stock of this country and want to recreate here what happened in Bolshevik Russia and Weimar Germany.

Marko
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Marko

Troll alert

IFrank
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IFrank

Nooo Kevin, the media should not cater to any world view, but rather just tell us what happened. Sure, the media is more diverse, but it is dominated by global leftist who pick and choose which stories to talk about and distort the telling with their opinion. I suspect that you have no problem with this because you are a man of the Left. Am I right?

DLS
Guest
DLS

Yes, because 90% negative media coverage of Trump, compared to 20% negative coverage of Obama, is simply more diversity of voices and views.

Member

It’s called balance. Eight years of adoration to be balanced by eight years of hatred,
Don’t yo no nuttin?

Member

and the Tiny saga continues.

Dutch
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Dutch

It ain’t easy being Greenberg.

Mike_C
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Mike_C

You are absolutely right, Kevin Greenberg. It is horrible how even POCs who have achieved some measure of success in the news business are forced to service white males.

Look at Don Lemon, for example. Even though he’s an internationally-known CNN anchor the poor man literally takes it up the ass from a white male on a regular basis.

Marko
Guest
Marko

There was some podcast or program I was listening to that said, since our political class can’t get anything done (i.e. it takes 10+ years for the Liberty Tower to be built while China can build a taller skyscraper in the middle of downtown in less than 2 years) all they can do now is theatrics. On Joe Rogan a couple years ago Jordan Peterson (yes, yes, but he was once pretty spot-on) said, and I’m embellishing here, what we’re seeing is a dying media, that can only attract eyeballs by turning itself into E! News for the political class.… Read more »

Sperg Adjacent
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Sperg Adjacent

Not-on-any-topic observation: have you noticed that the Zman says he’s 53 in every episode? I wonder if there’s some psychological term for the compulsive need to tell people how old you are.

Also, from one OCD man to another: how every segment is exactly five or ten minutes is just top, top OCD. I’ll be sending a perfectly machined Sperg Cross, our highest honor, to your post office box.

Dutch
Guest
Dutch

In the audio world, tailoring your spoken statement to an established time slot, to the second, is standard discipline and SOP. You call it OCD, I call it self discipline. Too bad that more public speakers don’t do the same.

In all my 59 years, I have had no opinion on people stating their age 😉

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

Once you’re over 40 and feel much younger, you can’t believe how old you are. It’s a struggle not to mention it constantly.

Marko
Guest
Marko

True. I have felt 28 forever, and I am somehow 42 now.

3g4me
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3g4me

I never lie about my age – my vanity is enjoying people’s shock when they realize they’re younger than me, yet look, act, and think far older. My curmudgeonly personality keeps me young.

LineInTheSand
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LineInTheSand

3g4me, if we passed on the street, I would wolf whistle at you in the most respectful way possible.

TTT
Guest
TTT

Blue coat w/ red pants. (La pantalon rouge- c’est la France. )

Weevil Knievel
Guest
Weevil Knievel

“Now for something lighter.”

*Cue graphic description of deadliest flu in human history and how it might happen again.*

LOL, don’t ever change, Zman.

Member

The Tulsa race riot story is almost entirely fiction. “Black Wall Street” is ENTIRELY fiction. “Black Wall Street” had nothing to do with banking, investment banking, stock markets, high finance or anything else even loosely associated with Wall St. At best, it was a fairly functional black neighborhood and the black businesses had a captive audience because blacks were not allowed in the white owned businesses. The aerial bombing is probably entirely fictional. Whenever you are tempted to believe any of the BS spread by a dishonest media and academic propaganda machine, keep in mind what most Americans believe about… Read more »

Marko
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Marko

Does Z talk about the Tulsa Race Riot in the latest pod? Well I’ll have to listen. Our good mayor Bynum spends half his week talking to black “community leaders” about stuff that happened in 1921.

Walt Jeffers
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Walt Jeffers

Someone in the media changed it from the Tulsa Race Riot to the Tulsa Race Massacre. That’s the only way the local news refers to it now. Bynum is spending 100k to find bodies from the “massacre” but many traffic lights don’t work properly in his town.

Member

“…when they are the SOLE source of information and are in complete control of the only pictures known to exist.”

You just described the Holohoax.

Penitent Man
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Penitent Man

Its tough finding just plain ol’ headline-type news sources. Drudge, as noted here, hasn’t been readable for years now. Ace of Spades HQ used to have a fairly decent morning news dump but Sefton now packs it about 50% with stories about what’s bad for the Tribe, who’s being mean to the Tribe and stories by the Tribe and their Tribal homeland.

Woodpile Report is good, he has his comments but he’ll at least link to the original story. Once a week on or off is to infrequent though.

Anyone have suggestions as to a generic realitively spin-free headline news aggregator?

ReturnOfBestGuest
Guest
ReturnOfBestGuest

https://thelibertydaily.com/ is pretty much like Drudge when Andrew was running it. https://www.citizenfreepress.com/ is another one.

Member

Enjoyed the show. Don’t listen to anyone in mainstream radio. They absolutely destroyed the format. They don’t know what they are doing outside of technical stuff. Like the press, they LOVE blaming their failure on things outside of their control. Nobody reads the press, not because they suck, but because we are just too stupid and low-brow to understand their superior art-form. These people have even destroyed regular old music radio. If the stations were well engineered and with live DJs who played a true variety (dare I say, diversity) of music and not the same 200 songs over and… Read more »

Reziac
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Reziac

There haven’t actually been any live DJs on commercial radio in about 15 years. It’s one guy with a stack of tape carts, and a canned feed out to every station in the network. I used to live where I often drove through the fringe-overlap area for a bunch of radio stations, and it was amazing how you could tune from one station to the next without dropping a beat — any station in the same timezone and network broadcast identical content, almost perfectly in sync. The closest to traditional radio were the Christian rock stations, and even there it… Read more »

Member

I’m pretty sure it’s all (low bit rate) digital from a central location, not even a fidelipac cart! From what I understand, they would take a brand new never played 45 and copy it to the fedelipac cartridge and then put the disc away. I think they are using the same feed for both the HD channel and the normal FM channel. That wouldn’t be a problem if they dedicated all of their bandwidth to a dot 1 channel, but most have at least 2 additional channels sharing the bandwidth. Also, the lack of live DJs and the lack of… Read more »

Reziac
Guest
Reziac

Yep, it’s been digital for some time, even at my back-when station that lives in the dark ages — showing my age by referring to a stack of carts. (Actually by then it was an autochanger, and a maintenance guy who might check in on it once a week.) And there’s really no reason automated needs to be narrow-scope, especially with digital — but payola is alive and well, and commercial stations only play what the publishers want promoted. Or oldies stations only play what they’ve already paid the royalty for, so you get the same four dozen pop hits… Read more »

JR Wirth
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JR Wirth

Notice, with nearly every one of these old stories, that in the face of failure, the system always, doubles, triples, quadruples and even quintuples down. At no time is a system “righted.” At no time does the system regain common sense. Large scale systems, like Government (or companies like GE or GM) must die. This is their destiny. New systems are formed and built from the rubble of what worked. The same goes for today. We’re living in a cascading failure of a dying system.

Member

Yup

gwood
Member

” Instead, you just focus on expressing yourself through violence and mayhem.”
You say that as if it were a bad thing.

Member

“Lady in Black” should be your official bumper music. Despite being 56, I had never heard that song prior to a few months ago at the end of your podcast. I was quite moved by the music and lyrics. However, it turned out to be a rather obscure piece and was exceedingly difficult to identify. Google’s “now playing” app came up blank. Obviously, I did eventually manage to track it down. I’ve since discovered that the song has many American fans that searched for years trying to identify it after having heard it purely by happenstance.

Member

With our American Pravdas divorced from reality and and obviously nothing more than propaganda outlets, I find myself divorced from reading them and participating in most of the political discussions I encounter. Unfortunately most uni educated people cling to the concept that they are getting news from the news instead of propaganda (except for Fox!, only stupid people watch Fox unlike smart people who have a favorite American Pravda!) . They take pride in feeling that they are smart people who know what is going on because they devotedly regurgitate the lies of the day. Having a meaningful discussion with… Read more »

Whiskey
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Whiskey

Loved the podcast, a very interesting historical discussion of elite panic over their positions being threatened. I would say there are significant difference from today however. While the Red Scares and so on took place during economic expansion, the Crash was not until October 1929, we in the West have been suffering economic depression for decades, arguably since the mid 1960s in Europe and in the 1970s for the US. I would argue that in part, the tired old Marxists were partially correct, the wealth of the West WAS based on expansion into the Third World. Specifically it was to… Read more »

ProUSA
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ProUSA

It sounds like you should “join ’em” if you can’t beat ’em. Most white people who “lack the fighting spirit” simply believe that racism and inequality are bad things, and they have never been schooled formally or informally in this IQ – race business. Hell, I’d be in the same boat, just trying to help others share in the good life except for the simple fact that since the 2012 election I got a wake up call when the idiots started showing (actually, I just started hearing) their true colors, namely, that white males should die, and should die fast… Read more »

Dutch
Guest
Dutch

Maybe some of us need to take lessons from the Korean grocers in L.A. during the Rodney King riots.

ProUSA
Guest
ProUSA

Hell, I thought the readers here were rooftop Koreans.

AnotherAnonymous
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AnotherAnonymous

Even lately, the Sacco and Vanzetti (and other Red Scare characters) verdict is still occasionally brought up for rumination by Hillary and various liberals.

The Progressives’ interpretation of the Springfield riots is very revealing of the contemporary Progressive mindset – and it reads nearly like 2019. http://spartacus-educational.com/USAnaacp.htm Springfield culminated in these writers (plus WEB DuBois) forming the NAACP in 1908.

Mark Stoval
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Mark Stoval

Interesting thread. I would add that the overwhelming majority of people from the far left to the far right don’t know the truth about anything. The schools lied to you on everything, except math perhaps and we did not teach you much of that. The news outlets are propaganda machines. The politicians lie about everything. Government statistics are lies. Your christian minister most likely lies to you — I know my Catholic priest is preaching the gospel of SJW. It takes a lot of effort to start to see the world as it really is. Most people don’t have the… Read more »

Mac
Guest
Mac

Wait, did I hear Z say that the segment on the Spanish Flu was meant to cheer us up?

c matt
Guest
c matt

OT – every once in a while you play “Tomorrow Belongs to Me.” Could have sworn I heard a female vocalist version of it in the past. Got a link or artist name?