Happy Happy Fun Time

As the title suggests, this week’s show is about the good news that is out there if you care to look for it. This side of the great divide tends to focus on the negative stuff, often to the exclusion of the positive. That often leads people into despair, which is never a good thing. Despair is a sin for a reason. The antidote to despair is not unwarranted optimism, but reasonableness. The world may be going to Hell in a hand basket, but there are still good things happening out there.

The worst part of despair is those who fall into it almost always try to pull the rest of us into their pit of misery. They cook up elaborate conspiracy theories about how great forces are working to turn the lights off on civilization. They become entities who live to suck the joy out of life for those around them. Just as living well is the best revenge, enjoying life is the best counter to despair. Life is short and even in these dark times there is plenty that can make you laugh.

That’s always a good tell. Whenever the Left is in high spirits, you know they have a firm grip on things and are feeling confident. When they are sour faced and miserable, you know they are gripped by fear. Look around and you can’t find a single lefty that is not filled with anger, angst and dread. That alone should be a morale boost. Sure, they darken every corner with their ugliness, but their misery should give us hope, because it means they fear it is all slipping away from them.

It is also good to keep in mind that our enemies rely on fear, uncertainty a despair to keep us disorganized and inactive. Much of what we are seeing in the news these days is about spreading the FUD. These people have turned their hatred of Trump into a weird religious experience. Like people waiting for space aliens to arrive, they are sure the end point of their obsession is the end of the orange man in November. That can only happen if they convince us the end is certain.

On a personal note, this is also the time of year when I tend to cheer up, as the summer is nearing an end and autumn is not far off. Summer is my least favorite season, while autumn is my favorite time of year. Winter is my second favorite season, so around now, like the world anticipating the return of Persephone in spring, I’m looking forward to her going back to the underworld. That, of course, tends to put me in good spirits, so a show about the positive things seemed like a good idea.

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. I am now on Deezer, for our European haters and Stitcher for the weirdos. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below.


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OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
1 month ago

Summer is my least favorite season

Yes, I’ll second that. Around my neck of the woods, it is the time when the drink flows, shirts come off and crime tends to rise. Beautiful scenic spots tend to get overrun with people, too. Winter has got to be my favourite, a nice, crisp January blue sky day – they’re rare but just lovely. Really uplifting and nobody is outside.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 month ago

Our summer here is perhaps a bit like many folk’s winters—a time when you tend to remain indoors. Here, the days often exceed 100 degrees. We usually have 100+ days like that. But the sun is even worse in intensity. Even the cactus turn yellow and curl up. This summer has seen little rain. For a desert that lives on the edge in good times, the results are sad. My home looks like an outdoor zoo. The deer come around morning and evening to drink from a water trough we’ve placed outside. The yard now looks like a bird farm.… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Lucky guy. I miss having deer around. I used to have to almost push them out of the way when I walked out my front door.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

When I used to run in the Berkeley hills, there was a field that would occasionally be filled with about 100 cows.

I would slowly and quietly walk through them whispering about what a committed vegetarian I am. They would have crushed me to dirt.

SidVic
SidVic
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

yeah they graze in fields like cattle here in etenn. Totally different from when i was a kid. It is almost time for poaching season. Like to get doe in october. heard insurance rates are high in some counties in kentucky because of the deer. Turkey every where too.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
1 month ago

There’s a resort town up in the mountains not too terribly far from where I live. Lots of deer up there. I’ve fed them Bugles out of my hand. They obviously get pretty tame when they’re not being shot at.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Summer in the Southwest is like Winter in Minnesota- you just gotta ride it out indoors.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

I visited Tempe in early September several years ago to cover a college football game. It was about 110 in the shade. Thing is, there wasn’t any shade.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 month ago

Summer in the mid-Atlantic is hell. I would way rather have a dark, frigid winter for a nice summer, or like Florida, have a long miserable summer for an excellent winter. The magic of mid-Atlantic weather is that both summer and winter are uncomfortable enough to keep you indoors.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

Human nature, we want what we can’t have. Second your FL comments. Next move may well try that hot dry desert. FL’s dew point well into the 70s has its downsides as well 😀

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 month ago

Loved summer as a li’l shaver because there was no school. Now I can’t stand it. Like Z, I love autumn and like winter. October and November are my favorite months.

Peter
Peter
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 month ago

Never understood why people like the summer. My neighborhood dies as people head to the beach. There is nothing going on socially. The heat is so uncomfortable you have to stay indoors. Then last but not least my kids are home from school!

usNthem
usNthem
1 month ago

I haven’t yet listened, but eagerly look forward to it later today – I need some pick me up. It certainly is very easy to get depressed and/or infuriated with all that is going on around us these days – so thanks for a little bit of optimism. I’ll also chime in that fall & winter are most looked forward to here in the great southwest. The dog days of summer still have us in their grip and rain has been sparse this year.

Dirtnapninja
Dirtnapninja
1 month ago

To make a sword, you need iron. But iron is soft, so a blacksmith has to take the iron, put it in the fire and then hammer it repeatedly to pound out the impurities and even up the carbon. This turns the soft iron into steel, and that steel can be shaped into a fine blade.
Take comfort in knowing that we are the soft iron, and we will pass through the flames.
So dont be black pilled. Be iron pilled. let what is coming shape you into a fine weapon.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Dirtnapninja
1 month ago

Bessemer doesn’t need to worry about his day job, does he?

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Dirtnapninja
1 month ago

Another view: In times of early civilization, very rarely, a ball of fire streaked across the sky and crashed into the ground. Naturally curious, men would inspect the impact and might find pieces of a strange metal, utterly unlike the few they knew (copper, tin, etc.). It was, rightly, treated with superstitious awe, a gift from the Gods on high. Fast forward a few thousand years to the Iron Age, and much of the novelty had evaporated 😀

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

Not really, Meteoric Iron is still considered special, almost sacred even though its often rather poor metal for forging.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

Well, it’s not like it’s made to order. 🙂 Ever visit Meteor* Crater AZ? It’s the result of a building-sized metal metorite*. The site was an iron mining claim, thought volcanic in origin, only later was it recognized as an impact site.
*Techniclaly it should be “meteorite crater”. It’s only a “meteor” when in the sky.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

Wonderfully pedantic. 😉

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

Zman-

As for servers I highly recommend looking for a well-cared for lightly-used Dell PowerEdge with low on-time.

I’ve had six Dells running in a poorly climate-controlled facility in a developing country for almost seven years with no more intervention required than hot-swapping a couple failed hard drives.

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Sandmich
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

It’s amazing how long some of that stuff lasts. One of our operations I think still has a server from the late seventies that they turn on occasion. That being said, redundancy is not cheap which is why a lot of people go the hosting route. About the only way to save an appreciable amount of money here might be to see if business class fiber can be run to his unit (doubtful) and get a used VRTX to run a redundant Apache cluster across some blades. But I know if I got up one morning and that server had… Read more »

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

1970s computers were very well built. They were designed for maximum up-time and were built to high specifications. A guy I sub to on YT just acquired an old 70s mini and he did a fairly long walk through it. This stuff is better than milspec. Still works perfectly (as far as I know), after decades of sitting after decades of near constant use/up-time. Of course, you paid out the nose for this kind of quality. I don’t remember the details of what type of system it is, but I am pretty sure it was used for a data base… Read more »

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  tarstarkas
1 month ago

Voyager II is still chugging right along, sending back signals 4+ decades later

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Space-grade electronics exist on an entirely different level of quality.

Trying to manufacture them can be a simultaneously fun, interesting, and painful challenge.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  tarstarkas
1 month ago

In thirty years, I went through two (2) IBM AT keyboards, subjecting them to heavy, daily abuse, regularly dousing them with Coke and using them for ancillary ash trays. They were produced in England and were labelled and hand-signed by a human quality control inspector. Today, my keyboards last six months, top, and the keystroke feels loose and gay, not the crisp, well-defined click of the old AT model with its steel springs and ceramic switches. Of course, you paid out the nose for this kind of quality. In the eighties, used AT keyboards could be had for a couple… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

The US State Dept is a huge offender as far as rolling out the welcome mat.

A huge part of the embassies’ cultural mission is advertising diversity visas to local youth and recruiting said youth to obtain those visas and visit the US to complete their GlobHom indoctrination.

Sevier
Sevier
1 month ago

Until recently I usually just listened to the podcast rather than reading the post that came along with it. I’m glad I do now. I’m a huge fan of your content, but I rarely post on anything our side of the great divide, but I just wanted to say thanks. I haven’t listened yet, but thanks for the podcast beforehand. I can always count on you for having a measured analysis tempered by wisdom. It’s all to easy to fall into despair at the state of the world, especially for us. I look forward to your podcast every week because… Read more »

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Some Guy
Some Guy
1 month ago

I appreciate the media decline whitepills. A story that doesn’t get talked about often enough is how the Obama-era government subsidized media outlets in his second term for the explicit purpose of churning out agitprop. After funding ran out in 2017 or 2018, we’ve been seeing clickbait mills dry up and journalists out on the street. It’s never a good thing to cheer on people losing their jobs but the media class absolutely deserves it. Looking forward to seeing it fail further.

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Jim Smith
Jim Smith
Reply to  Some Guy
1 month ago

It’s never a good thing to cheer on people losing their jobs…” Sorry, I have to DISAGREE THERE JUST A LITTLE BIT. Every bureaucrat, every media-pig, every hired-liar, every little-commissar ensconced in his or her tight little government fiefdom—they ALL need to “lose their jobs.” (Sorry. I’m kinda overcome with positive feelings caused by Zman’s post.)

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OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Jim Smith
1 month ago

Yes indeed, sir. I often take comfort when those in left-wing media outlets loose their positions. This is absolutely something to raise your glass to.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Some Guy
1 month ago

Anyone who is against you who ends up impoverished, or out of work is one less threat.
The Left gets this automatically hence deplatforming.
We should too.
A caveat, feeling compassion for children caught up in the mess is fine.

Valley Lurker
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

Until they grow up into little Chelsea Clinton’s and little heroine chic Soros boy. Obviously most do not, but they DO wind up being more of the same infection were dealing with. They’ll gladly slit our children’s throats so, sorry not sorry. Direct the “childhood poverty/hunger” their direction.

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abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Valley Lurker
1 month ago

Understood. I’m not saying its required mind only permitted to have compassion if you wish.
And to note I don’t direct this at children old enough to be enaged in politics in anyway either.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Valley Lurker
1 month ago

I’ll never support Anders Breveik behavior. The adults, yes. The children, no way.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

So none of this, then?

https://youtu.be/pfevBIsVG1o

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

I don’t support lawbreaking in general but Anders Breveik figured these so called children were old enough to chose to destroy their own culture.
Also if we can’t stop this nonsense, that horror will be our daily meat and drink. The Left and Breveik is certainly part of that lot have no moral center.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

The term ‘children’ needs to be precisely defined. And one need not support wholesale slaughter to realize children grow up, and their genetics determine their character far more than their environment.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

I don’t care. Slaughtering children is repugnant. If they grow up to be AWRs, then they’re fair game. And by children, I mean 16 or younger.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

Tell it to Tessa Majors.

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
1 month ago

Good show. There is much to be said for the sheer lunacy of the left, and it is just as well to keep a brief list of their daftness on hand in case needed. The ‘Roundworm debacle’ is a great example of what awaits a child in academia as well as public education in general. The term ‘firehose of agitprop’ is a good one. For me, I can hack it, it used to frustrate the hell out of me, and I suppose it still does – but it is garbage. I worry about the many who see this and think… Read more »

Wkathman
Wkathman
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 month ago

“It seems that leftists are not only quite dim a lot of the time but eventually any story must revolve around themselves.” Exactly. Rabid narcissists tend to be that way.

Last edited 1 month ago by Wkathman
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
1 month ago

It’s part of the “some people are saying” gambit. Usually this is the media scoundrel’s weasel way of saying “we are saying”. Another aspect of this is calling things controversial – “So you advocate the controversial notion that sex is rooted in biology?” This is their unique blend of sociopathic and passive-aggressive tendencies.

Diversity Heretic
Member
1 month ago

Here’s a poem that John Derbyshire once posted that I thought appropriate to today’s podcast: Say not the struggle naught availeth,     The labour and the wounds are vain, The enemy faints not, nor faileth,     And as things have been they remain. If hopes were dupes, fears may be liars;     It may be, in yon smoke conceal’d, Your comrades chase e’en now the fliers,     And, but for you, possess the field. For while the tired waves, vainly breaking,     Seem here no painful inch to gain, Far back, through creeks and inlets making,     Comes silent, flooding in, the main. And not by… Read more »

Yves Vannes
Yves Vannes
Member
1 month ago

Despair and/or frustration? There may be some despair but it’s frustration that seems to be eating away at many on our side of the line. It’s frustration at being hamstrung in not being able to take legally sanctioned actions without having your knees cut off, of being willing to take legal action not as a martyr but as 1 of thousands…millions…upside down circumstances make the first the probable outcome since the ability to manage the second is at present impossible. We have numbers enough to make the next antifa/blm riot the last antifa/blm riot, to walk into city hall, the… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Yves Vannes
Gasman
Gasman
Reply to  Yves Vannes
1 month ago

Thank you for being able to articulate and coherently write my exact sentiments. I wish I was able to do so as well as you have done.

Last edited 1 month ago by Gasman
abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

The Right got pozzed by Libertarianism and Individualism and it was cheered on by our “elite leaders.” This is simply because atomized people, a nuclear family at most are consumers rather than far more demanding citizens. These are the kind of sociopathic status strivers who’d ban sharing anything, already have with much software if the could just to pump consumption. They are morally worse than the Left. And yes the Lefts views are thoroughly rancid, at least they have a higher moral basis than greed. Now wresting our society back from these lunatics is not simple. We don’t have an… Read more »

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Yves Vannes
1 month ago

The problem is that the government has become more powerful than could have previously been thought possible, even up to the last two decades. Not necessarily through arms, but the ability to surveil, infiltrate, propagandize and head off any movement before it gains traction. Once they divide, their superior firepower and control of prosecution power can can overwhelm small groups of dissidents. In previous revolutions, it was musket against musket, and those with more men won. Now it’s access to every phone call, email or text, swat teams at every level of government, Soros funded prosecutors in most major areas,… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  DLS
1 month ago

That’s the desire for normalcy talking there. Yes these are scary measures especially when people see themselves as dissidents not guerillas or freedom fighters and are still trying to ballot or soapbox a way out If things go hot and I am hoping against hope it can be resolved without such measures, things will be very different. Late stage kinetic 4th Gen warfare is f-ing terrifying business doubly so in a society that is falling apart. Also quite a few cities are looking at de-funding the police. One would think enterprising people could make good use of such folly. No… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by abprosper
Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

Just a quick question for you Ab why do you stay where you are in the city if you aren’t making a ton of money and the woman selection is poor…There are many places that would be better for quality of women and if you don’t make much at least your money would go further…

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Yves Vannes
1 month ago

Wonderful post. Frustration actually is a great emotion. It represents the knowledge we need to act and have not, at least substantively yet. I suspect frustration is a widely shared attitude. Keeping with the positivity themes, though, as horrible as they are events have shifted where everyone will have to act. Leaving no escape route has forced us to be prepared, and take the first step.

Joey Jünger
Joey Jünger
1 month ago

Bruce Charlton is touting this as the least important election in history. Maybe, but for me voting for Trump is a very low cost way to drive prog lunatics into ever-deeper troughs of despair and insanity (imagine the Maddow meltdown if he gets reelected). It’s sort of like this black dude I knew who said he didn’t like Obama (“That n*gga Obama ain’t putting any money in my pocket,” were his exact words). But he still voted for him because he knew Obama NOT winning was important to his enemies in Honkeydom. Two terms for Trump = two times they… Read more »

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
1 month ago

Another white pill is that being forced to homeschool children shows those parents with a conscience just how bad the curriculum is that’s being taught to their children especially in the social sciences.
This virus thing can damage the academy driving some of the loon farms out of business.

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Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
1 month ago

Yep, children being “inflicted” upon their parents seems an unmitigated good—for us. I chose the term above carefully. For uncaring parents, they will rebel against the public school system as having made their lives more difficult. For caring parents, they will see just how bad things are with the public school system and rebel as well. Seems mostly a win/win. Here where I live we are seeing the truth revealed before our very eyes in this respect—if you can see the truth, many are clueless. Our private/charter schools for the most part are all opening and holding classes with direct… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

In L.A the public schools unions are refusing to open unless they get the police defunded among other things. When California opens up and we are actually trying to, this will be quashed however. Our governor is rather Liberal but competent and sane and understands you can’t redistribute nothing. With high unemployment, I suspect the need for day care will fade, Jobs aren’t coming back even when society opens up as there simply isn’t a need for most of what is closed down. This is going to have interesting effects on families though the “Make babies for consumerism” crowd is… Read more »

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

We also found just how many people, parents and non-parents alike see the schools as just another gibs program. Lousy parents get da welfare check to feed their kids and spend on it something else and don’t feed them. We now have free breakfast, lunch in all schools and even dinner in many schools. Why are retarded kids in school? This is absolutely retarded. I am astonished by the number of people who support it. It’s a great example of mission creep. There is zero education reason for sending retarded children to school. Aside the from the enormous cost and… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  tarstarkas
1 month ago

Agreed on educatring the profoundly retarded in public schools. They are unfit to do it. However this means wages must allow one worker households. Truth is education can’t be changed without heavy market regulation simply because there aren’t enough middle class jobs. All the modern economy creates is rich and poor Anyway the biggest users of gibs are the cheap labor junkies. They leach off social capital, socialize risk and privatize gains. Till that changes and wages become linked with the cost of city living we’ll have the dysfunction of the welfare state and two worker families. And note even… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Yep, children being “inflicted” upon their parents seems an unmitigated good—for us.

Maybe.

I’m convinced that Cuomo’s sudden flip on opening schools in NYS is because his biggest donors were giving him an earful about being stuck at home with their kids this Fall and having to pay extra for high-end tutors.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

How many though if they got paid what the schools get per student would be more than happy to keep them at home…Look it’s a burden on families financially to homeschool because not only are you paying for your own curriculum you are still paying like your student is still at school via property taxes and through income taxes…If the government paid you for what the schools are getting I think more than half of people would homeschool…

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Lineman
1 month ago

Good points.

I think there is another money angle in Cuomo’s flip in that he wants any Fed aid he can get because it’s obvious that Trump is not going to cave on bailing out NYS in the short-term.

He wants that money as bridge to a friendlier Biden-regime that will happily pump Fedbux into the NYS rathole.

Marko
Marko
1 month ago

Reasons to not despair: Nobody under 65 trusts the media now, and pretty much concedes that people read for confirmation bias rather than “truth” I know some foreigners, and except for the dirt-poor, nobody sees the USA as the shining city on the hill anymore, and nobody likes the bleks. The US will not start a war for a very long time. We can’t win, and the MIC doesn’t have widespread white support like they did in 2001. The best we can do is shenanigans. Gun sales are way, WAY up The three biggest cities of NYC, LA, and Chicago… Read more »

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Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

Great list. Let me add one other: No one trusts the FBI and Intelligence Community any longer. This always was a left-wing thing but it has spread throughout the Right and beyond just dissidents now. Cucks like Hannity who helped expose their endemic corruption always qualified with claims these criminals were outliers, yadda, yadda, because they knew the ramifications of their listeners realizing their government spies on and oppresses them. The qualifications no longer work. The loss of faith and trust in the FBI and IC is a very good thing for us and will make it much harder for… Read more »

Sandmich
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

We saw this a little bit in Portland where the rioters seemed befuddled that the people on the right weren’t rushing to defend Federal agents. Even some normies I spoke to recently remarked that the Feds may not be our enemies, but they aren’t our friends.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

It is a very important development. While likely an unintended consequence, the Trump Administration has caused Normie to distrust and more or less loathe Big Brother. I do look for the State to do some sort of False Flag operation in a deeply Red area once it consolidates power and to blame some Muslim or White Nationalist group. It won’t work, and most will know the real terrorists are in D.C. and respond accordingly. There never again will be widespread support for a war, and our peeps will be showing the ferals how to blow up and burn down cities… Read more »

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Marko
Marko
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

On a related note, the “thin blue line” types were not as legion as I saw back in 2014. This may be part fear of unwanted attention from Lefty, but I sense that images of cops prostrating themselves redpilled a lot of Fox News uncles.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

Just so. The kneeling–and kneeling for anti-white terrorists, no less!–fills normal white people with disgust and revulsion.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

Gun sales are always “way up”. I’ve got more guns than teeth. The ability and will to use them—is that way up? I’m sure my neighbors—if the time ever comes— will be quite happy that I’m the local armorer. Fine, but can they keep my back when the time comes? 10 of those folk are worth 100 of the other.

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abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

The will won’t be there until you can answer “What would I risk it all for?”

Marko
Marko
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

They are way up in the sense that people are buying guns who didn’t before. Joining the Church of the 2A is a pipeline into Our side.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Compsci
1 month ago

Regardless of whether or not they’re willing to pull triggers, I’d prefer we have many triggers to pull.

Member
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

I was going to post a bit on the “frustration” threads above but I think I can tie it in with a bit of your whitepill here though. I have to admit that, as someone living in a highly pozzed neighborhood full of white hipsters and foreigners, it’s very frustrating to think of what I can do in a practical sense. I’ve gotten more involved in gun clubs and shooting but even a lot of strong 2A people are the kind of civnat boomers that everyone here makes fun of. I’d still prefer hanging out with them on the range… Read more »

Horse
1 month ago
Rich
Member
Reply to  Horse
1 month ago

Just read that Twitter MAY have banned links to bitchute.
https://nationalfile.com/breaking-twitter-bans-all-links-to-video-sharing-site-bitchute/

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
1 month ago

I’ve made that point myself about all the screaming and sobbing coming from the left: it should be music to our ears. I am not disappointed in Trump at all either… the guy is doing an impossible job. But as you note, the tone on the left has changed. They are now getting violent, they’re gunning up, and they are telling us they don’t care who they have to kill to get their way. I believe them. These people shred their own families in fealty to wokeness… and I think they are going to crack soon. Possibly as early as… Read more »

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 month ago

Tend to agree. Whites as a rule are probably the most tolerant people in history. We are trained to be gracious or to at least forgive many smaller offenses. Trouble is, as you note, our enemies keep pushing. At some point they will go too far and the pendulum should swing back at them. Also the Left is just as prone to fraying from internal dissention, as our side is. Let us hope for, indeed aid and abet, any tendencies of the Woke to self-destruct. What can we do that will help them organize circular firing squads? 😀

Irishfarmer
Irishfarmer
1 month ago

The future is bright. If Joe Biden wins, we at least will get a year or so of hilarious no-he-didnts and what-the-hells. If Trump wins, we get the weeping and gnashing of teeth. We have basically backed the left into a corner where we win no matter the outcome. Similarly, and maybe this is coping, but i am no longer upset that the left is tearing down bits of our civilization. I used to be bothered at the loss of statues and i am in the sense that it signals that we have a target on our back, but no… Read more »

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
Reply to  Irishfarmer
1 month ago

As long as we don’t face a Stalin and a Holodomor getting to our ultimate destination.

Federalist
Federalist
Reply to  Irishfarmer
1 month ago

The foundation of the west going back hundreds of years was rotten to begin with…

How so?

Irishfarmer
Irishfarmer
Reply to  Federalist
1 month ago

The modern west, imo, was founded on the destruction of the ecclesial authority first, which ruined whatever legitimacy the monarchy might have had left, and so led to the neutering or destruction of the monarchy. After that we entered the age of ideology, of liberty, equality, and fraternity, during which the founding of America was the culmination. Ideology attempted to fill the vacuum left behind by church and monarchy but only succeeded in destroying and ending millions of lives through endless “revolutions” for lack of a better word. The spirit of the west is practically dead, the men metaphorically and… Read more »

Sandmich
Reply to  Irishfarmer
1 month ago

Things could get juicy depending on Biden’s VP pick with a Biden win. It wouldn’t be surprising if there’s an internal power struggle in the inner party that invalidates and perhaps destabilizes the whole enterprise. What the left overlooks with California is that their dream there was made possible by the fact that the rest of America took in their refugees; trying the same scheme, as they are, on the whole nation where everyone is trapped by such idiocy…not such a bright move.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

In normal times, to be the Vice President is not in high demand. People have declined the job offer even. 🙂 Nowhere in world history, so far as I know, is there a posiiton of such little importance*, that can on no notice suddenly rise to the most critical one 😀 Of course with current election, the Dems must know that Biden is unfit. Yes, it’d be fascinating to know of the internal power stuggles in the background.
*”Oh boy! I can cast a vote to break a tie in the Senate if needed!” 🙂

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

Here’s an interesting opinion on the Democrat’s dissonance this year. I’d add: COVID-19 provides the ideal smokescreen to conceal one’s slide into dotage cancel public appearances and to facilitate electoral fraud advocate widespread mail-in voting. If you may die before November, please switch your affiliation to Democrat. It’ll save the guys in the back room some paperwork 😀
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/luongo-dnc-convention-election

Phoenix
Phoenix
1 month ago

Western Civilization is being destroyed before our eyes (as is written about here everyday), yet the author harps about people with ‘elaborate conspiracy theories’.

Mmk.

Rich
Member
Reply to  Phoenix
1 month ago

Most of life is now an elaborate conspiracy.

miforest
Member
1 month ago

thanks, I needed that.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

We must take joy where we can find it. Even heartless conservative that I may be, I’d prefer to not laugh at cases of schadenfreude but often I can’t help myself. Here’s a recent news item: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/08/05/whitmer-give-update-state-michigans-coronavirus-response/3298237001/ Apparently, some areas are declaring racism to be a “public health crisis.” I’d wager all of them so doing are Democrats, but perhaps that’s just my cyncial nature 🙂 I find mirth in items like this: At least at first glance, isn’t this just another example of the Left inventing new forms of racism, or finding it in unexpected places? It’s probably a… Read more »

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Wkathman
Wkathman
1 month ago

Zman “smokes ‘em out of their holes.” Threw that in as a hat tip to Z’s dig at the execrable George W. Bush. Say what you will about Trump — he deserves credit for putting the kibosh on two family crime dynasties, the Bushes and the Clintons.

Marko
Marko
Reply to  Wkathman
1 month ago

I agree that GWB is the worst president, possibly ever.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

I fully agree re: W, but Trump is most certainly the most ineffective President since the age of Fillmore/Pierce/Buchanan just prior to the War of Northern Aggression

Wkathman
Wkathman
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

A fair assessment of The Donald. My own comment nevertheless stands. The Bushes and Clintons no longer occupy the halls of power, at least not officially. Good riddance.

Wild Bergamot
Wild Bergamot
1 month ago

Thank you, Z Man. God bless you, sir!

Federalist
Federalist
1 month ago

Z, you said that the Trump presidency, while a big disappointment, has actually done some good. Do you support Trump now? (By support, I mean would you vote for him or at least prefer that he be re-elected?)

G Lordon Giddy
G Lordon Giddy
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

I am kinda having some fun with the election scenarios. I work with two conservative type black guys. They hate Trump but the left is beginning to scare them. They also notice Biden is nutso and Biden choosing a harpy black woman who reminds them of some Ex girlfriend holds little appeal to them. I tell them every chance I get that I am not voting in the national election and I am leaving the choice up to them. A white guy they don’t like? Or a crazy white guy with a loud black woman by his side? Of course… Read more »

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  G Lordon Giddy
1 month ago

I have wondered what picking a black woman for VP would do to turnout among black men. I would imagine a significant number of them would not see it as a positive thing. One of the results of the deification of single mothers in our society is that black women do not get near the share of the blame they deserve for the state of the black family.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

I would say if we were ready then a Biden win would be better for us but we have at least 4 years to get our act together if not more so buying more time is what we need to do and vote Trump…If that’s all your doing though then you should of voted for Biden because you are still asleep and need more pain…

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
1 month ago

The Vox Day/Owen Benjamin lawsuit against Paypal is also a whitepill. Even if you think the people and lawsuit are ridiculous, a win is a win.

Frip
Member
1 month ago

Zman at 5:20 “First of all, black people don’t go camping.” About 10 years ago on another forum I posted the question, “What can we as a society do to get black people interested in the great outdoors?” One response was, “fried chicken trees”. About a year ago I went back there for a few weeks. And what used to be a kind of frat-boy forum, had become censorious. There are waring divisions now among the bros. The Enlightened frat boys vs. the Stay Chill frat boys. If you said something merely un-PC about race, there was a large contingent… Read more »

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Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  Frip
1 month ago

The same thing happened with the Pacific Crest Trail page on facebook. It had always been filled with questions and conversations about the trail, equipment, advice etc. Within the last few months posts began appearing that were concerned with the lack of diversity among hikers. Of course it was the white hikers’ fault for not being welcoming enough and what were we going to do to solve the problem of hikers being overwhelmingly white? Many objected to the woke change of the forum and demanded to keep politics out of it. Eventually somebody started a new group called PCT (no… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Wolf Barney
1 month ago

Go look at the webpages for the major outdoor clothing makers and sellers.

Within the last year almost every model has changed to the sort of African gangbanger or Heinz 57 mystery meat you’d never see camping in a million years.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

My younger son worked at Cabela’s right after it was bought by Bass Pro Shops. They brought in the first black employees, and now perhaps 25% of the customers are non-White, compared to perhaps 5% when they first opened. Last year’s holiday catalog had at least 50% non-White models. Just got one in the mail from Scheels – every single photo is a White male.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

I expect because the ad dept is now “woke” and the purpose of ad’s are now to virtue signal, rather than sell product to consumers that would buy said product. In short, all representation must now be quota bound—regardless of the actual occurrence among the populous.

Quota bound also has been redefined to basically exclude/diminish representation among 1) Whites in general 2) Whites in same race families 3) Whites in position of authority.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Frip
1 month ago

One response was, “fried chicken trees”.

If I had been having my morning coffee while reading this you’d owe me a new keyboard right now.

c matt
c matt
1 month ago

Who are these 6% who believe the tech companies don’t have enough power

The owners.

Howard Beale
Howard Beale
1 month ago

Thanks- I needed that!

c matt
c matt
1 month ago

Media mathematics:

X = -X

Shadowbass
Shadowbass
1 month ago

Loved this episode of the podcast. People on our side complain too much. The Left is not 1000 feet tall, and it’s good to be reminded of that. Thanks Z man

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Shadowbass
1 month ago

No, not 1000 feet tall, but numerous and pervasive throughout all higher levels of society.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
1 month ago

Getting people to truly understand how bad the media is and to get them to act as if the media is that bad has been a huge hurdle for us. Even dissidents will link to the mainstream press without it being sarcasm or derision. The media successfully knocked pudiepie, a guy who had over 50,000,000 youtube subscribers. Even people who know an issue well enough to see all of the bias and incompetence in their little niche drop all of that skepticism when it comes to issues they don’t know that well. It’s also an entire system. For example they… Read more »

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Ralph Munroe
Ralph Munroe
1 month ago

I’ve noticed that you always shit on the “alt-right” and distance yourself. I don’t see the point of it. It won’t make the jews love you. Taylor cucks and it doesn’t help him.
If you are not rabidly anti-white then you are a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.
You might as well accept it because that’s the way it is.

FrenchRoyalist
FrenchRoyalist
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

What is the whitepill against the idea of massive Dem fraud by mail vote in november.

I agree with all the goods trends in favor of Trump, but I can’t see what can be made against massive Dem mail vote fraud.
(‘hope you have a good whitepill for this argue🙂🙏)

Anon
Anon
Reply to  FrenchRoyalist
1 month ago

In that case, Mr and Mrs Normie might cotton on to the reality that electoral politics is an empty farce to be disengaged from, put on solely to divide citizens into mindless cheering sections from which to spectate a rigged game. Additionally, it might make them realize that rules mean diddly if the players care nothing about them.
I know it’s a fine line between cope and white pill but there you go.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

I’ve noticed quite the opposite. Your critiques of certain alt-right folk seem usually at one time or another to grant them their “due” to the cause. Most unforgiving to the “grifters” (Shapiro), but less so in the aggregate to others (Spenser).

Frip
Member
Reply to  Ralph Munroe
1 month ago

“I’ve noticed that you always shit on the “alt-right”. Would Bing Crosby talk like that? I think he’d have said, “You denigrate the alt-right”. Or, belittle, denounce, blacken, condemn, the alt-right.

SidVic
SidVic
Member
Reply to  Frip
1 month ago

shithead.

Kentucky Headhunter
Kentucky Headhunter
1 month ago

Hey, a shout out to MST3K. Nice!

“We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese!”

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Kentucky Headhunter
1 month ago

I never looked into it, but I’ve heard rumors that Mike Nelson leans to the right. The original show never pulled many punches when it came to attacking the left and even when Joel was the host, Mike was the head writer. That run took place almost entirely within the Clinton years and they took repeated shots at Bill. The other DR quip that always stuck with me was during the short “Progress Island, USA”, which was a 1970s era Chamber of Commerce-type promotional film for Puerto Rico. As they talk about how wonderful the island is, the narrator says… Read more »

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
1 month ago

The thing with trannies is they don’t want to be the opposite sex, they want to be trans-people. They don’t want to be a woman, they want to be known as a man who thinks he’s a woman They use this as a weapon. That is why the pronoun thing is so important to them. They know when you look at a person who looks like man, you will slip and call them a he. It will come out of your mouth out of pure habit. .These transwomen look like men deliberately and they know many, many people, even those… Read more »

AnotherAnon
AnotherAnon
Reply to  tarstarkas
1 month ago

It boils down to a power game where the “victim” forces you to engage with their particular fictional version of reality. By interacting with them (at all really, including ignoring them) they force you to lend varying degrees of credence to their gaslighting of you. Joe Biden’s candidacy is itself a gaslighting operation.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
1 month ago

Laurence Krauss, atheist and physicist loves to run around in a “2 + 2 = 5 Ask me how” T-shirt.
He says that very large numbers of two, when you add them together can equal five.This is the classic example of changing the meanings of commonly understood words. The T-shirt has all integers! Two plus two really does equal four. This is just another mind-fuck they pull on you.
Atheism is cancer. (((Kraus))) is cancer. Clownworld is what you get when atheists are in charge.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
1 month ago

The analogy of Sargon and those types to MST is perfect.

sentry
sentry
1 month ago

I never knew Trump reduced immigration this much, while some say Biden & Trump are interchangeable. Vote Trump, stop bullshitting around!

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SidVic
SidVic
Member
1 month ago

I got a kick out of Z’s laugh. Voice cracked a bit. These people truely are ridiculous.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

Cogent to one of today’s points I have noticed the comments on sites like Breitbart have gotten much…spicier lately.

Go check out the comments on Illhan Omar’s primary opponent getting endorsed by the largest newspaper in MN.

There are normie cons actually posting about and discussing the great replacement near the top of the thread when one sorts by up votes.

That wasn’t the case even six months ago.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
1 month ago

I’m not black pilled. I just know when grim death takes over a society. As a matter of fact I’m white pilled because I know this too shall pass and whatever emerges from our current situation 1) will at least be culturally alive, unlike today and 2) will not involve massive amounts of parasites sucking off white people, as this is an unsustainable situation.

BTP
Member
1 month ago

The thing about summer, though, is it goes on much longer than your brain wants to think it does. My brain wants to think Labor Day is when summer is over, but it isn’t over for several weeks yet. All September is a big tease, pretending to be autumn, but delivering only more summer.

Lineman
Lineman
Reply to  BTP
1 month ago

I guess that all depends on where you reside…Sept Oct are our autumn months with maybe Nov thrown in depending on the year…

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  BTP
1 month ago

Yes – by September I’m more than ready for the 90+ degree days and nonstop sunshine to take a break, but they drag on . . . and on. . often until the end of October. I can remember only a handful of Halloweens where my kids had to wear a jacket. It’s not until November here that it’s cool enough in the mornings to discourage the subcons, making the bike path usable for walking/jogging in peace. I’ll take winter over summer anytime, but autumn is also my favorite season.

James
James
1 month ago

I’ve found Nietzsche’s “pessimism of strength” a help in fighting despair. “In contrast to a pessimism of weakness, Nietzsche adhered to a pessimism of strength. A pessimism of strength, like a pessimism of weakness, acknowledges that life is burdensome, tragic, and realizes that struggle and suffering are intrinsic to the human condition and thus cannot be eradicated. However, instead of using this worldview to justify inaction, impotence, and resignation, one who adheres to a pessimism of strength tries to take joy in the tragedy that is human life. “One who adheres to a pessimism of strength values development and growth… Read more »

EsotericCaesarism
EsotericCaesarism
1 month ago

Newfag listener from Portugal. Loving your podcast man!

Marko
Marko
Reply to  EsotericCaesarism
1 month ago

Portugal: the Canada of Spain

Sparrow
Sparrow
Reply to  Marko
1 month ago

Spain: the Mexico of Portugal.

SidVic
SidVic
Member
1 month ago

Yeah, what is the readership here? Has Z mentioned the numbers?

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

A little OT, but I thought I’d share an interesting quote: “…China’s ascent to AI supremacy is such a menacing prospect: The country’s political structure encourages, rather than restrains, this technology’s worst uses. Even in the U.S., a democracy with constitutionally enshrined human rights, Americans are struggling mightily to prevent the emergence of a public-private surveillance state. But at least America has political structures that stand some chance of resistance. In China, AI will be restrained only according to the party’s needs.” Overall, a fairly balanced article, especially considering the source. This of course is a theme Z covers often.… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

The Atlantic is Lefty, but I admit to finding it refreshing at times.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

“China’s ascent to AI supremacy is such a menacing prospect”

It’s less of a threat to me than America’s ascent was.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Zman forgot (((Hollywood )))is loosing money too.

Peter
Peter
1 month ago

What? Good news podcast without discussing the Nick Sandmann settlement? That really boosted my spirits

RoBG
RoBG
1 month ago

Re: Forbes article. The only category of immigration that’s declined since Trump took office has been refugee resettlement. Why compare FY16 to a projected FY21 when official gov’t data (the Immigration Yearbook) shows increased levels of legal immigration (in FY17, FY18)? The Covid-19 “hold” has as many exceptions and loopholes as did the Travel Ban, which culminated in a whopping 5% decrease in travel from “terror sponsoring” countries. https://bit.ly/3a8BAhn. And if anyone has an example of “Public Charge” laws being enforced, post the links.

Steve in Greensboro
Member
1 month ago

“…My parents generation trusted the news…” I’m ten years older than you and my parents were probably 20 years older than yours. They were mostly apolitical, but regular Republicans. And I would say that your comments about your parents applied mostly to mine, right up until Three Mile Island hysteria in 1979. My Dad worked for GE in their Atomic Power Energy Division and was intimately knowledgeable about nuclear technology, even though TMI was a Westinghouse design. He watched one of the network newsclowns (maybe Harry Reasoner) talk complete nonsense to try to aggravate the hysteria. That’s when he turned… Read more »

Hank Curmudgeon
Hank Curmudgeon
1 month ago

Zman,
Do you have link for the outro song?
Thanks!

Hank Curmudgeon
Hank Curmudgeon
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Thanks!!!

dong
dong
1 month ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxIWDmmqZzY
Some how make this the topic of a post… Yeah free bird

dong
dong
Reply to  dong
1 month ago

1977 white crowd in oakland