The Podcast Of Failure

Failure analysis is one of those things that most people do every day, but they don’t think about it that way. Much of what passes for a work in a modern corporation is exception handling, which is just solving the problems that occur when the normal business processes fail in some way. No one calls customer service to tell them that they are happy with the product and have no complaints. Those departments and the people in them exist to figure out what went wrong and remedy it.

At a higher level, smart people making big salaries spend their days trying to understand why complex systems produce unacceptable results. There are people who spend every day studying plane crashes, looking for the cause of the failure. Pretty much every quality control program is just failure analysis. The idea is to measure success against some ambitious standard and then look for the causes as to why the standard is not currently being met.

The one area of life where failure analysis is seldom used is politics. When the goals are not met, and they are never met, no one asks “How come this policy did not work as we expected?” Conservatives, for example, never think about why their side loses almost every fight with the Left. The ones they win are the ones the Left does not care about all that much, like moving commas around the tax code. In some cases, like emptying the jails, the conservative victory was really an own goal.

In conventional politics, this is fine, as failing is often a career enhancer. Failing up is such a common phenomenon in Washington that it is the norm. That’s because a politician failing to deliver for his voters is usually doing so with the blessing of the inner party or powerful influencers of the party. Success and failure within an established political order is defined as helping or harming the establishment. Modern Washington cares only about maintaining their cultural and political hegemony.

Outsider politics and reform efforts play by a different standard. Their very existence depends upon them succeeding. The same is true for outsider politics, where the game is to alter or overturn the status quo. Failure in these cases not only means there is no change to the established order, but often the reformers and their supporters suffer serious consequences. It’s why understanding failure is paramount for outsider politics and political reformers. Mistakes can be lethal.

Strangely, there is very little failure analysis in the graveyard of right-wing resistance to Progressive aggression. For close to seventy years now, all efforts to stop the Left’s march though society have failed, and no one bothers to think about it. Instead, it is just more calls to keep doing the same things over and over. Today, for example, so-called conservatives keep bellowing about the constitution, while they sit at home obeying lock down orders.

If there is going to be an alternative to the liberal democratic order, it must start with first accepting that all past efforts failed. That’s a difficult emotional hurdle for most, because it means questioning important assumptions. It is much easier to keep repeating the same chants than to honestly question your own beliefs, but if the trajectory of American politics is going to change, it must begin with accepting that the past is a graveyard of errors.

That’s what the show is about this week. Putting it together, it quickly became clear that it is a very big topic. I could probably do a couple hours on every segment. The failure of Buckley conservatives could be a multi-part Dan Carlin series. Sixty-five years of failure is a lot of failure. Still, a good first effort is to introduce the concept and maybe get people thinking critically about what has been tried and why it failed. The reason we are here now is the prior efforts did not work.

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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This Week’s Show

Contents

  • 00:00: Opening
  • 02:00: The Study Of Failure
  • 12:00: The Recitation Of Failures
  • 22:00: The Buckleyites
  • 32:00: The Paleocons
  • 42:00: The White Nationalists
  • 57:00: Closing

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Drew
Drew
1 month ago

The biggest reason for conservative failure is that it is reactive and negative, and tends to be narrowly focused. Many conservatives are mostly just critics of leftists, but don’t really offer a positive vision of their own. Others do have a positive vision, but mostly of specific policies (like the Fair Tax guy) that are presented in contrast with the current policies. Most of the time, conservatives are just small-minded reformers, and there just isn’t much going for that.

Range Front Fault
Range Front Fault
Reply to  Drew
1 month ago

“but don’t really offer a positive vision of their own.” The main simple conservative quality that is often overlooked is….conservatives just wish to be left alone to enjoy their lives and families. That makes them an easy patsy to get rolled by the left and conservative grifters. My Commie parents never stopped working for utopia on earth, kept pounding to enact the 10 pillars of Communism. They were very unhappy people. After decades of atheism and scorn toward believers, when they were at the 11th hour 59th minute and 59th second with Old Scratch standing at their bedside, they both… Read more »

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Range Front Fault
1 month ago

That reminds me of something I’ve observed about both political activists and hyper-evangelical Christians, in that they tend to hate their lives and wish to blame others for their pain/unhappiness. This is true of dissidents, too. While it’s true that some of the misery afflicting our lives is beyond our control, much of it is not. And, we could probably be a lot happier if we didn’t worry about problems that afflicted other people instead of us (like antifa in Portland, for example). Most human misery tends to be self-imposed.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Drew
1 month ago

Well, if modern history has taught us anything, it is that if you ignore problems plaguing other people long enough, they will soon enough plague you.

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

Very truly said. I don’t understand the psychology of it, but it is a near-universal human need to find others of like mind, or in the darker forms of this, to enforce conformity to a creed (Islam is a good example: “Would you like to try our Prophet’s revealed truth, or shall we chop your head off tomrorrow morning?”) While there are positive reasons for human groups too, of course, surely setting out to “save the world” or “help people” urges don’t always lead to happy ends. Like the old saying, “If I thought someone was coming here to help… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Range Front Fault
1 month ago

Ya done good, sis.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Range Front Fault
1 month ago

I can’t help thinking about those—both Left and Right, but primarily Left—who forego having children because of the beliefs you described. To die alone among strangers must be the final horror in life in our modern society.

Whatever your memories/experiences are of your parents, you did what was right and decent. They brought you into this world, you helped them exit this world. That is the natural order of things.

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Range Front Fault
Range Front Fault
Reply to  CompscI
1 month ago

“That is the natural order of things. “ Sweet! And that line leads to the definition of conservative. Preserving, conserving and seeing/understanding/facing reality. An often smudged lipstick reality. The guy metaphor reality: Wake up in the morning after a drunken night of wenching only to to find a blouzy coarse broad in the bed, whereupon he stealthy exits door right. Learning is a lot like that. The left gets their fluffy bunny and unicorn visions confused with reality. Reality ain’t pretty…it just is. You either learn from it or you don’t. Notice how prevalent today many don’t think of screwup… Read more »

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  CompscI
1 month ago

It’s a lot more complicated than that. It’s great if you make enough money to buy a house and for one parent to stay home. But in Endless Migration America it’s far more difficult. Especially with laws that preference even recent arrivals based upon their skin color. Not everyone has the skills or resources to establish themselves rurally. Not everyone is an entrepaneur. Most folks need to live where the jobs are.

The Right Doctor
Reply to  Range Front Fault
1 month ago

Perhaps I did not realize how fortunate I was when, as each of my parents was dying (two years apart) we five children, our spouses and seven grandchildren all held hands, stood in a circle, turned off the machines and said the Lord’s Prayer. When I opened my eyes the monitor curves had in fact been flattened.
My parents were believers. Two of my siblings were faking belief, but participated out of respect.

Samuel
Samuel
Reply to  Range Front Fault
1 month ago

The Maoists would be proud you could publicly denounce your own parents like that on their deathbeds. Congratulations. Praying now.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Range Front Fault
1 month ago

Wasn’t it Voltaire who, on his deathbed, when asked if he forsook the Devil said “This is no time to be making enemies”?

(If not, it should have been)

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  Drew
1 month ago

Nonsense. You can do meaningful failure analysis with STEM applications where there is a static environment, or a fairly consistent dynamic one where all the variables can be identified and quantified. Doing the same thing to marketing or politics is far, far more complicated. I don’t say this as a critique of you or our esteemed blog host – but what we see here is more akin to “Monday morning quarterbacking”, “Hangar flying” or looking back with 20/20 hindsight. Even so it can be useful. The problem was that conservatives – most of us – are critical thinkers. We can… Read more »

Samuel
Samuel
Reply to  Glenfilthie
1 month ago

Are you on the private site yet?

David
Reply to  Drew
1 month ago

I would argue the conservatives have the bible. Thats why leftists keep inventing new goals like trans and illegals’ rights. Theyre making it up. The exact opposite of the liberal country we have now would be a christian ethics enforced society. People would get fired for promiscuity or being gay, jobs encouraged to NOT hire women so they can have more children and christian morals taught in public schools. It could do some good, even for atheists i think.

Phoenix
Phoenix
Reply to  David
1 month ago

In other words you want to replace leftist fairy-tales with your religious fairy-tales.

There is a reason why forbidding state sanctioned religion is the 1st item in the 1st Amendment.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Conservatives can excuse away failure because they win elections. The complete failure of those elected to govern conservatively does not occur to them.

MemeWarVet
MemeWarVet
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Republicans went on to gain 9 senate seats in that election.

Can you imagine what the Left would do after an election in which they gained 9 seats?

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

True, but what did the Rep’s do in that election with those seats? When they fought back and finally controlled Congress, what did they do?

After a point, voting for the lessor of two evils rings hollow.

quandell
quandell
Member
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Or a packed S court….

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Phase I Collect Underpants Phase II ??? Phase III Political Supremacy.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

you are forgetting the gnome gap with china

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

If only the average conservative, Republican or independent, understood how much these people hate them. Steele tipped hit hand, because, as an affirmative action baby he’s not that bright.

Johnny
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

I heard once Newt Ginrich was bashing the consultants specifically Karl Rove for this 50 plus 1 strategy where he could win George Bush elections, but not know anything about Governing. The consultant such as Rove was a Bush adviser yet knew nothing about governing and only how to win an election by 1 point basically. It was famously Rove that broke the back of every Normie Republican I know by pursuing the most liberal Immigration policy Amnesty in 2005 and told Tom Tancredo never to darken the doors of the Whitehouse again.

Samuel
Samuel
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

It’s the Global/Fed/State/Corporate plan. Depends on whites remaining passive and giving it all away.

Nicholas R. Jeelvy
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

It’s a peculiar aspect of right-wing psychological makeup (warrior/sportsman neurotype) that we can be easily tricked into losing by winning, i. e. fighting, winning and exhausting ourselves on the wrong battles. I write about this in one of my articles for Counter-Currents.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Conservatives can excuse away failure because they win elections.

They win because they’re the shit sandwich and the alternative is shit sandwich with extra diarrhea.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
1 month ago

Conservatives are the pawl on the left’s come-along.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Felix Krull
1 month ago

Ewwwww

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
1 month ago

A truly pungent metaphor…

bubba
bubba
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Man, this is such a good comment.

Remember all the excitement over Trump appointing “conservative constitutionalist” Gorsuch? LMAO.

Sandmich
Reply to  bubba
1 month ago

I don’t know whoever believed that (though I’m sure their were many who did). What kind of altered my view of these DC fights was Sailer pointing out the ridiculousness of the Red Team vs Blue Team of the Scooter Libby fight, the fact that these are just largely personality contests among the reprobates of the nation’s student council.

Valley Lurker
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

This is a great observation. People never advance beyond high school with this sort of stuff.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

As if that were their intention. It never has been. Both parties represent monied interests, dangling jobs on K-street and corporate board sinecures for those who “go along” while they’re in congress.

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

Equally, the declining proportion of the population that is even capable of participating in a civilized society, obey rules and laws, etc. There is a difference between being a “rebel”, which is kind of fashionable in US history, and being a dullard incapable of even the most elementary good behavior.

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Samuel
Samuel
Reply to  MemeWarVet
1 month ago

Are you on the private site?

Higgs Boson
1 month ago

The current kakistocracy is the love child of the swamp and the Maoist affirmative action replica. We are rapidly approaching the light at the end of this wormhole.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Higgs Boson
1 month ago

kakistocracy soon to become a cacastocracy.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  Higgs Boson
1 month ago

We are rapidly approaching the light at the end of this wormhole.

Are we? How rapidly? What is on the other side?

Last edited 1 month ago by Hun
Sandmich
Reply to  Hun
1 month ago

More of the same, but now codified into law instead of just implied.

Hun
Hun
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

And that’s light?

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Hun
1 month ago

Go towards the light and find out.

Higgs Boson
Reply to  Hun
1 month ago

What is on the other side is up to you.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
1 month ago

it doesn’t help that most “conservatives” are giant pussies.

it’s interesting how conservative politics has the same weaknesses as christian groups. it’s all just pretend with these people, they don’t actually believe any of the things they say (or are told). just a way to have a little club with cliques and so forth.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

Like you say, they are either pussies or it is all pretend with these people, neither of which is a good look. The Left will fight tooth and nail for every millimeter of ground, the Right will simply bend over (unless the issue involves Israel).

Valley Lurker
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

I think being a pussy makes it easier to pretend that you’re “pretending” for some larger gain personally, when you are in fact just a pussy.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Valley Lurker
1 month ago

yep.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

Cowardice is a major issue. So is pragmatism. But the biggest issue is that we are functionally equivalent to an atheist in Saudi Arabia. By the time we reach anyone’s ears, they have been through thousands of hours of propaganda and emotional priming. Tucker was talking about project1619 and critical race theory last night. Talk about a day late and a dollar short. Glen Singleton’s Courageous Conversations has been a bedrock of education for a decade and a half and before that it was the same thing in a different guise. Education was one of the first sectors to be… Read more »

Higgs Boson
1 month ago

JK Rowling has been struggle sessioned into including a transgender character in her new book Troubled Blood. The mob is now dunce capping her for making the character a serial killer instead of a hero.

whitney
Member
Reply to  Higgs Boson
1 month ago

JK Rowling is one of the most entertaining things happening right now. I did a spit-take when I read that she made some transgender a serial killer. That is hilarious

Higgs Boson
Reply to  whitney
1 month ago

She’s going to repurpose the yarn in that dunce cap by spinning it into a poison-tipped evolutionary spur for her attackers.

Chester White
Chester White
Reply to  whitney
1 month ago

Silence of the Lambs

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Chester White
1 month ago

“It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again.”

Gold

Didn’t see your comment, Maus. Classic line 🙂

Last edited 1 month ago by Paintersforms
3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  whitney
1 month ago

I give Rowling full credit for her essentially FU response. As a comparison, consider Diana Gabaldon, whose first few Outlander books featured an evil, sadistic homosexual. Her response to the outcry was to write a series of books featuring an 18th century English homosexual who was noble, brave, and loving (including what are supposed to be erotic love scenes for her female readers). She’s a decent writer who’s made a pile, but I now despise her.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

So all you have to do is sell 100 million + books and be worth billions from the movie franchising/merchandising to tell “woke” to piss off?

Truly, an inspiration to us all.

(I’m actually sorta impressed she’s doing this anyway.)

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  whitney
1 month ago

should have given the character two dicks, just to keep things interesting.

Maus
Maus
Reply to  whitney
1 month ago

“It rubs the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again.” Been there, done that, got the tee shirt. Trannies have always been ridiculous and worthy of mockery. It is the recently accelerated push through acceptance to outright celebration that triggers disgust.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Higgs Boson
1 month ago

She’s fighting the good fight. I forgive her transgressions in the name of all white people.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Felix Krull
1 month ago

I saw an interview with her right at the start of the Hairy Potter phenom where a big piece of why she wrote the books was to teach her boy some of the lessons she thought he missed by not having a father around.
She seems to me to be dead right on this, whatever her other faults.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Felix Krull
1 month ago

Like it or not, JK is actually fighting to conserve something, namely the idea that there are two biological genders.

Sadly, this is a lot more than most are doing for the cause.

Of course the fact she is a successful billionaire author helps her do this, but there are lessons to be learned from this episode.

The lesson that stands out to me is her narrow focus on this issue. She’s not trying to comment about anything else.

It’s worth maintaining that focus because this is a bedrock issue for a healthy society and human race.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

The lesson that stands out to me is her narrow focus on this issue. She’s not trying to comment about anything else.

Single-minded focus is a lesson we all need to learn. My first reaction to Rowling was, “it is ridiculous we got to the point this has to be argued.” Given additional thought, though, that was a foolish response. We do have to confront these affronts to our basic humanity and past failures to do so have gotten us to the current position.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Felix Krull
1 month ago

she’s on the same side as the people going after her, so fukk her.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

No, you’re not going to be her cabana boy.

Last edited 1 month ago by Alzaebo
Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

i don’t know, i have lots of experience, and a sincere love of cabanas 😛

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Felix Krull
1 month ago

She is. If women are people-with-cervixes, well then, what are ‘transwomen’ trying to be?

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

forget trying to analyze trannies, it’s all crazy talk and fun house mirrors.

Joey Jünger
Joey Jünger
1 month ago

The boxer Mickey Ward used to say, “You either win or you learn.” I guess the political version is, “You either win or you end up writing for National Review.”

Mr. Generic
Mr. Generic
1 month ago

> “Why have 70 years of efforts to push back on the progressive agenda failed?
A: Female voters.
There, I just saved everyone some time.

Kesselfieber
Reply to  Mr. Generic
1 month ago

This is correct. Which is why there can be no solution within the current political framework. White future – if there is one – will occur in a country altogether different from the current one.

Democracy is dead. It has failed completely because it’s a j***** circus. Only something more…robust…will allow us to secure our future.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kesselfieber
Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  Mr. Generic
1 month ago

Yes. Even a good woman says something stupid and childish at least once a day.

Diversity Heretic
Member
Reply to  Mr. Generic
1 month ago

Good comment! In addition to failure analysis, one needs to do root cause analysis. Opening voting up to women was the beginning and the massive move of women into the workforce in the 1970s (presaged by both world wars) undermined wages and the male provider role. Women leaders have been disastrous and, as the Z-man has noted, we are seeing the results of gynocracy in the hysterical overreacction to COVID-19 and the excuses for black and Antifa riot. I would add the expansion of the franchise to blacks, the privileges accorded them by the “Civil Rights Act” and racial preferences,… Read more »

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
1 month ago

Not to be snide, seriously, but tl;dr: White patriarchy works.

Sandmich
Reply to  3g4me
1 month ago

Women, and old women at that, were handed over the reins of western civilization but didn’t have a clue about what they were doing (evidence: look out window). I see something similar whenever there is a “learn to code” event or women in law enforcement, etc.: they can be good at going through the motions of what they’re told the position requires, but they actually have no idea about why they’re doing it apart from burning time or slaving away with their husband in an attempt to put their kids through college.

tonaludatus
tonaludatus
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

too much power has been given not just to women in general but to barren bitches in particular

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

But they aren’t going away.
Personally, I find them oddly attractive, cooties and all.

Maus
Maus
Reply to  Diversity Heretic
1 month ago

Indeed, much of the post-Civil War agenda that Zman remarked upon in recounting the Progressive era was a product of suffragettes and female abolitionists stoked by the “success” of Reconstruction. Those shrews, harpies and termagants ushered in Prohibition and a relaxation of immigration restrictions; and were rewarded with the vote just in time to support the quasi-socialism of FDR and the New Deal. The expansion of government bureaucracy over the past seventy years is nothing less than thinly-veiled welfare and childcare for the legions of unskilled women ushered into the workplace and a post hoc, attemped fix (failed) at addressing… Read more »

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

One economic writer (Gary North I think) believed that an overlooked reason that so many joined the work force was the “opportunity cost” of being a stay at home wife. In the golden days (mid-20th century), wages were good and when more jobs opened to women (30s-40s) this was an enormous economic boon for women. Real wages stagnated in early 1970s and inflation has repriced things so that the two-income family is not so much the source of luxury it was in the 1960s but rather a need to keep the family’s head above water these days 🙁

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Mr. Generic
1 month ago

No worries, when shtf women will remember they need men… and we’ll have to grit our teeth forgive them their intransigence. Ugh.

Kesselfieber
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 month ago

I beg to differ. When shtf we will have to take the opportunity to reign them in once and for all. One of the key weaknesses of Occidental Man – in my estimation – is his tendency to place woman on a pedestal. Our naive, gullible & chivalrous nature has been exploited by females since time immemorial. Just as all the other races of mankind exploited our sense of justice and fair play. They paid lip service to egalitarianism & behaviorism while never abandoning their own (extreme) ethnocentrism. We need to learn from our foes. We need to remove women… Read more »

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

No just the bible tells us what a women’s place is…Christians just need to quit being lukewarm and reign their women in…

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Kesselfieber
1 month ago

I get it. I take a lot of heat trying to rein women in while almost everybody else seems to be trying to get laid. We’re still going to have to forgive them.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 month ago

Unless we go full White Sharia and in that case we don’t. Revolutions can serve a powerful purpose and allow yoou to make the most radical changes you can get away with. We might try hard patriarchy if we like with basically no rights for unmarried childless women if we wish. The only question is do men want this and I a not sure they do. Some of the less hostile Gen 1 (1960’s here) feminists felt while the movement was for women it might also benefit men. It certainly does the Mr. Big types. Its rest of us especially… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

I can’t be with someone I despise. It makes the sex and the relationship gross and enervating. That could just be me. So the project, for me at least, is reconciliation.

Or maybe I’m just a beta male 🙂

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 month ago

Don’t put yourself down for not wanting sex or relationship without desire. It is gross and enervating. Nor is it beta to want harmony between men and women. Its how its supposed to be. Its just too rare. I personally don’t think reconciliation is possible as hypergamy is really hard to control. It will require harsh penalties to lower notch count and ensure fidelity at least in married women. I might be wrong though. To fix things will require either be a disaster zone of an economy (think after fall of the USSR at least ) with men on top… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  abprosper
1 month ago

Just self deprecating.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Mr. Generic
1 month ago

Thank you. In marketing you never focus on the negatives of a product if you want it to sell. This is why those adds for various patent medicines always show shinny happy people doing shiny happy thing rather than the truth, you are likley suffering from something nasty and might feel a bit better. The truth, its expensive and often produces marginal results sometimes with hefty risks is a no sell. This means to roll back social changes when that means less perceived freedom isn’t easy and isn’t much of a message. And note this not just women here. MGTOW… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

Pretty sure that the oscillating bridge collapse is the Tacoma Narrows in Washington state.

Charlton Heston was irate about Body Count’s song Cop Killer. That was released around the time of the LA Riots.

He managed to get that song dropped from that Body Count album. The original CD became a $100-200 collector’s item.

Body Count are a pretty good metal band. Ice-T explained the whole plan in their song There Goes the Neighborhood.

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Gespenst
Gespenst
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

You’re right. It was the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

CAPT S
CAPT S
1 month ago

I used to teach risk analysis to prospective ship commanders, and I’m constantly piledriving it with my kids. After a review of risk vs reward and deciding to pursue a calculated risk (Decision Making 101), the key point is knowing the difference between wisdom and experience. The wise man learns from other people’s experiences; he purposefully studies (and avoids) historical patterns of failure. But any dumb bastard can learn from experience. Then there are the dumbest of the dumb bastards who double-down on their failures, who try, try again, and chalk up repeated failures as bad luck. The question before… Read more »

Jim Smith
Jim Smith
Reply to  CAPT S
1 month ago

Then there are the dumbest of the dumb bastards who double-down on their failures, who try, try again, and chalk up repeated failures as bad luck.” Wait. Are you talking about Leftists, “Progressives”, Marxists, Conservatives or Liberals?

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

Very old wisdom:
A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.
A normal man learns from his own mistakes.
A fool never learns from any mistakes, his or other’s.
In our slowly fissioning democracy, the drift is somewhere between 2 and 3.

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
1 month ago

“Galloping Gertie” in Tacoma. Too light a deck plus failed to install incline stays–ironically something figured out by Roebling Sr. and Jr. when they designed the prototype for the Brooklyn Bridge in Cincinatti back in….1869. Had FNMA as a client in the way back times. Always struck me how utterly mediocre the people there were, despite serving as the liquidity vehicle for 75% of the US mortgage market (at one point). Few if any of the execs would have lasted 30 days at any of the money center institutions here in NY. Easy to see why FNMA became the fish… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  SamlAdams
1 month ago

The great American philosopher Ron White got it dead right with his central dictum: You can’t fix stupid.

It contantly should be at the forefront of one’s mind.

H I
H I
1 month ago

At a recent YAF virtual event on cancel culture (with Prager, Shapiro and others like them), the top-voted question was about why they canceled Michelle Malkin. Matt Walsh is coming our way. Charlie Kirk too, after getting spanked by the groypers. Small steps, but this is a marathon. And yes, the key is that we’re not standing astride anything, we’re coming with our pitchforks to restore normalcy.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Does anyone have a link? That sounds fantastic.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Thanks!

Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  H I
1 month ago

“Charlie Kirk too, after getting spanked by the groypers.”

The Kirk guy is an LGBTQ? lobbyist and an oddball. Best comment I ever read about him, ‘he’s what older people think a young man should be like…’

Kirk = Cringe. No successful franchise is being built around his ilk.

Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  Owlman
1 month ago

Also, my wife got Adam Carolla’s new book and I read it, continuing despite the opinion that is was garbage, from the get-go. Carolla is another one. He comes off as ‘our guy’ in his frequent appearances on Fox. But if you read his book, you’ll likely agree that he is another poseur. His parents hate Trump. Carolla is all in for everything the left loves, and makes many snide references to ‘our side’. You know, those “white nationalists” are so, so baaaaad, blah-blah. You can get your ass kicked out of mainstream Hollyweird but sorry, this is a Left… Read more »

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  H I
1 month ago

I don’t know how far Walsh will go. He said on Twitter he is moving to Nashville with the rest of the Daily Wire staff as they relocate. He did make fairly rapid progress from defending Ahmed Arbuy as a “jogger” to three months later not falling for the George Floyd nonsense at all. I wouldn’t trust him, especially as long as he is tied to Shapiro.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Barnard
1 month ago

So typical. Why are you leaving California, where your children were born, Benny Shapiro?

I thought there was only one race, the human race.

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Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

it’s peculiar he’s going to nashville. why there?

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  H I
1 month ago

OK, I watched that and feel like a second circumcision is in my future. The Groyper comments were excellent, and as Z suggested, that seder was voted down.

sentry
sentry
1 month ago

from what I’ve seen in general people hate liberals more than they do the republicans, but white nationalism is a hard sell. Imo, the best candidate would be someone from the american judicial system who would advocate for its reformation. Basically a lawyer version of trump who shifts focus from economy towards injustices done in the courtrooms. Someone who’ll make it illegal to fire people for their political views or for their views in general(corporations firing white nationalists) Someone who’ll attack feminist courts, make it hard for them to divorce rape men(men of all races will get behind that) Someone… Read more »

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Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  sentry
1 month ago

Great comment. The Orwellian-named “family courts” were the first use of State power to attack its new enemies, White men. The same happens with all men, as you point out, but take a look at the compliance with child support orders from blacks who father children with White women. There is no way that is mere coincidence.

But attacks on the increasingly totalitarian courts by someone within that system would be very effective.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

the first use of State power to attack its new enemies, White men.

This, coupled with the incentivization of divorce and women joining the workforce has been a hideously effective tool to split white women’s interests from white men’s and turn white women against white men.

A line I recently heard goes,

“Why do white women get along with black men so well?

They both think white men owe them something.”

Looking around society in the Current Year™ I’m not sure that’s incorrect.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  sentry
1 month ago

Best I can figure, you have to convince people of two things: culture and ethnicity are intertwined, and multicultural societies are unstable.

People know these things instinctively, but they go against the melting pot myth, so it’s a hard sell. Yet here in 2020 reality is making a stronger case than any of us could. The case is for stability and happiness, and if it takes nationalism, so be it.

Making the sale is more possible today than at any time in my life.

B123
B123
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 month ago

Making the sale as a normal, and well-presenting white helps too. I just drop a whitepill here, a whitepill there. Because I’m a normal guy and not a sperg with a nazi arm band, the white pills go down real easy lately.

It’s social proof. “If this normal guy is saying it, it’s ok to think it.”

Dennis Roe
Dennis Roe
Reply to  Paintersforms
1 month ago

Blood and Tribe, everything else is a con, a shank in the back.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
1 month ago

“Today, for example, so-called conservatives keep bellowing about the constitution, while they sit at home obeying lock down orders.” This is it in a nutshell. We are in the post-electoral politics era. If anything has become undeniable in the last four years, it is that the Empire’s pretensions to republicanism are long gone, and democracy is allowed only to the extent it is compliant with imperial pretensions. The American Empire maintains the façade of domestic legitimacy only to justify its militarism and interference with other nations’ sovereignty. In short, United States politics largely are illusory although we can use them… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

Trump’s struggles and the plandemic episode have made it terrifyingly clear how deeply China’s tentacles are embedded in America, and it appears at least half the US population is just fine with the situation.

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

…China’s tentacles are embedded in America, and it appears at least half the US population is just fine with the situation.

I honestly don’t see where the problem there lies. The country isn’t yours anymore, if it ever was, so you can’t claim it’s an invasion. Same with immigration and the illegal migrant business. A split will happen somewhere, and coexistence will no longer be feasible. Whatever form that takes, I’ll not prognosticate, but the people who don’t belong on the side you end up on, heh, that’ll be obvious.

Sandmich
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

It will soon adopt communist China’s economic system–crony capitalism for me, Marxism for thee.


This seems like another one of those “clever by half” strategies of our elites. That system barely works in China and it’s a country that’s exclusively full of people who’s ancestors lived under systems like that since pretty much forever. That plan isn’t any different from some African place suddenly saying that they’re going to do American style republicanism.
Note: Not saying you’re wrong, just that it won’t work out like they’re hoping.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

No, understood completely. This easily could be a case of beware of what you wish for. In fact, it likely will be. Those who enter into coalitions with Marxists to consolidate historically end up in front a wall and there is no reason this should turn out differently.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

Absolutely.

If China and the CCP win out the wokesters will be rounded up en masse and liquidated the next day.

Valley Lurker
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

Silver linings.

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

Isn’t that was was supposed to happen with Liberia, a transplanted piece of a young America? 😀

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Drake
Drake
1 month ago

I’ve seen layoffs where the work still gets done and others where the work stops.
I was in a meeting with a CEO after a layoff where he started demanding detailed reports on a sales sector that was tanking. Somebody had to explain to him that he had fired the people who collected that data and the people who analyzed that data a couple of months earlier. Since everyone in the room had to deal with the mess he made, it was fun to watch the Directors nicely tell him “tough shit”.

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  Drake
1 month ago

Was the contributing reason for the layoffs that the company’s competitors were also laying off staff? That sounds like a typical follow the herd CEO.

Drake
Drake
Reply to  Barnard
1 month ago

Not really. It was a relatively new CEO who came from a related (but not the same) industry. He was sure he knew more about hospital sales than the people who had been there for years. While a lot of changes he made were needed improvements, he screwed up hospital sales by the numbers. I was with the company another 6 years and it only got worse.

Sandmich
Reply to  Drake
1 month ago

Middle managers are generally pricey and the first to go when a crunch hits, but a buddy noted to me that, especially in a manufacturing business, these are the guys who carryout upper management demands. The operation can generally coast along with the status quo for a bit with these people gone, but their ability to implement change or react to pressure is basically gone. This can lead to a downward slope of constant consolidation until there is nothing left.

Buckshot
Buckshot
1 month ago

Happy Paratus!!!

Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  Buckshot
1 month ago

Semper Paratus.

Forever Templar
Forever Templar
Reply to  Owlman
1 month ago

Coast Guard gets it right some times.

nick110
nick110
1 month ago

The flip side of failure analysis is copying success. Maybe start small:
Never criticize your own.
Never talk about your own positions that are “problematical.”
Develop and repeat effective catch phases, even if they’re meaningless.
Never answer an opponent’s argument; immediately shift to a personal attack.
Finally, laugh at the “sinking to their level” or “hypocrisy” nonsense.

Sandmich
Reply to  nick110
1 month ago

This pedo thing is a bit of a boon since it reverses the accusation dynamic:
Me to Lefty: “You support pedos”
Lefty: *10 minute video and 1000 word article on why they do not actually support pedos*
Me again: “Lol, you support pedos”.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

Hahahaha
Gold

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

I’m enamoured of the “you support systemic pedophilia” accusation.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  nick110
1 month ago

Finally, laugh at the “sinking to their level” or “hypocrisy” nonsense.

Whatever its original purpose, the end point of Buckleyite conservatism was this type of tone policing, and those types no longer have any actual influence.

Dutch
Dutch
1 month ago

I may be missing something here, because I have not yet listened to the podcast. But the point of all the Uniparty players is to do and say anything, just to get elected, and then to help themselves to the personal gravy trains that accrue to the people in political office. Whatever it takes, to get the votes. We mistake their utterances for beliefs and values, or for things they will actually do, once they get into office.. Silly us. BOHICA, brothers and sisters. That’s why Trump freaks them out. He actually has beliefs, values, and ideas he wants to… Read more »

Frip
Member
1 month ago

Walking out of bar last night I had to walk by black dyke’s table.  As I approached she stopped talking to her friends, side-eyed me and tensed-up till I’d walked past. All for the drama of it. I wanted to bend down and tell her, “The CNN commentary running through your retard brain right now has it ass-backward. I’m the one who should be tensed-up you dumb cunt.” Then slapped her in the head just to fulfill her fantasy.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Frip
1 month ago

try singing or humming “mama’s little baby loves shortening, shortening, mama’s little baby loves shortening bread”

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Sandmich
1 month ago

Some ideas have more consequences than others

That’s a good point, perhaps if Paleos had a little more laser-like focus they would have had better luck selling themselves. Only people with pundit-level acuity (which is basically no one, alas) could keep up with them.
Also on Buchanan being a nice guy, no better evidence of that than sitting next to Eleanor Clift all those years and yet somehow resisting the urge to strangle her to death.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

she was giving him a handy under the desk

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

i see there is a significant anti-handy faction here.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

Meant to write this earlier, but in addition to blind loyalty to the Republican Party, Buchanan is devoutly Catholic and overly devoted to the Church. Both of these loyalties hindered him from being more successful.

Howard Beale
Howard Beale
1 month ago

The P.M.R.C. (Parent’s Music Resource Center), that was Tipper Gore’s group. I do recall Dee Snider from Twisted Sister tearing them up quite well in a hearing. They were shocked that a guy that wore makeup on stage was smarter than they were….I still have a button around somewhere that says, “F*k the PMRC”

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Owlman
Owlman
Reply to  Howard Beale
1 month ago

Yeah, well look at that old Christian/Judeo Boomer get on about use of his song in a satiric video about throwing off your muzzle, er mask.

First off, the guy is off base as Satire is a specific part of the Fair Use Doctrine, and the video easily fits into that description. But the main point is, this once “rebel” is just as much a part of the system now. You know, the system at war with the people.

So fuck him.

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

So fuck him.

Yup.

Dee just permanently cancelled his cool card by whining like a bitch.

Valchad
Valchad
1 month ago

In studying revolutions it’s interesting to view how the factions change over time. The people who make the initial putsch are almost never the ones who successfully hold power when the smoke dies down. Two of my favorite case studies are the English and Spanish CWs. Taking the Spanish case the Falangists were a tiny minority of the Nationalist faction in 1936, but they were so adept at insinuating themselves into positions of control that when it came time to govern, and Franco found himself in Trump’s position from 2016 of not knowing who he could trust, they were present.… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Valchad
1 month ago

This is what I hope Trump will finally get. When he wins 6 weeks from now he needs to set about establishing institutional power for himself and his successors, very much like Franco, or perhaps as a more modern example, Putin. It’s a shame Trump isn’t just a little bit Putin’s puppet like the lefties say. Vlad could certainly teach him a thing or two about ruling a basically lawless and divided people. There’s been a lot of talk about that article in The Atlantic about how, basically, we need to vote for Biden or there will be (even more)… Read more »

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  Valchad
1 month ago

I’ve been observing the current degredation in post-Falange Spain, and can only conclude they did a piss-poor job of securing a future for their progeny. Lesson for a future rightwing authoritarian: lasting success means full on elimination for the left; no stone left on top another, the ground salted, their women hauled off and their men ground to dust and their children adopted out. Carthage pt 3 must look like Desert Storm compared to WCN (what comes next).

Member
Reply to  Educated.redneck
1 month ago

Exactly right ER. The Right needs to mobilize, not just to beat back the latest of the Left’s golems (BLM, Antifa, pussy hatters), but to crush the Left and grind it into dust once and for all, ultimately on a global basis or at least throughout the Western world. This is the closest I get to a utopian vision – a world finally free of equalist and egalitarian religion, whether it takes the form of ultra-cucked Christianity or the secular neo-Marxism that pervades academia and the media. There’s something in the DNA of the modern world that make it uniquely… Read more »

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1 month ago

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Hamsumnutter
Hamsumnutter
1 month ago

Just listening to to podcast at work in West Hollywood thinking about the David Duke tee shirt I used to have and wear casually to the store, to pick up my kid at school, basically anywhere without even thinking about it. Must have taken a little work to get it considering there was no internet. I viewed him as 70% clown. I wore the shirt because of the 30% and for the fact that it was somewhat of a “free country “ back then. Even the left would protect wearing a shirt like that. That brings us today. Just picked… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

well to be fair to the ACLU, they and the KKK support the same political party…

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

You raise an interesting point: What (if anything) about the ACLU has changed?

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

They ride the bus to where they want to go, get off, and then firebomb the bus so nobody else can use it.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

Well, would YOU let your enemies use the same tools you used to destroy them?

Valley Lurker
1 month ago

It is much easier to keep repeating the same chants than to honestly question your own beliefs.

This definitely takes awhile to get to, the questioning of beliefs we have been conditioned to hold. People still don’t know how to respond to the simple question of, what happens when only one side plays by muh constitution & what is the point to argue about it with people who do not care a whit for not only its plain language but its principles? They look vacant and if they do respond further seem to short circuit.

Maus
Maus
1 month ago

Hyperindividualism ushered in the unholy triad of buttfucketry, abortion-on-demand and slamming dope. It grew exponentially in the aftermath of the Cold War with the practical death of collectivism and the group solidarity required to oppose it. Committed hyperindividualists vote for those politicians who, if they won’t outright give resources and license to all those self interests, at least they won’t throw any roadblocks in the way. Conservatives “say” they are going to stand in the way and shout stop; so it’s amazing any get elected in the first place. But if one does manage to slip through, he or she… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
1 month ago

Not only must we analyze why efforts to halt The Madness failed, but we must also examine why the AWRs triumphed so completely. They obviously did many things right for their side. I’ve got my own explanations for AWR success, but the Right in general must dwell on this topic and learn from it. When something works, you copy it.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

You have to assume EVERY grassroots movement these days will be infiltrated and ultimately coopted by the very same organizations that exist to preserve the current order.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  RoBG
1 month ago

But you can’t let that assumption paralyze you into inaction. Sitting around hoping that the Pit Fiend devours you last is not a winning strategy.

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RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
1 month ago

Of course not. I happen to agree w/ Darren Beattie that any group with aspirations to political power would be better served by owning a Media Outlet and the Blackmail Tapes than winning elections.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
1 month ago

Our side is exceptionally good at recognizing the failures of the past. Just take whatever they want to do and look at the many times it was tried and failed in the past. The more of a failure it was, the more we want to do it.
Whatever hasn’t failed and whoever advocates doing things without a track-record of failure is mocked and held up for scorn and ridicule.

Carl B.
Carl B.
Reply to  tarstarkas
1 month ago

Can’t sell the virtues of hard work, responsibility, and traditional values to a nation full of idiots raised on “Free Love, No Consequences, and Free Shit.”

SidVic
SidVic
1 month ago

Z offers a critique of the right’s tactics. My only quibble with these views is that the substrate with which the actors work is probably more important than the tactics themselves. Maybe Duke had foolish tactics. More likely, the 80s weren’t going to alight with racist fascist political fervor even with the most skillful operators. I guess i would just caution that learning from our mistakes is obviously wise. But… what have been a mistake 5yrs ago may be the correct move today. Will say i have begun to doubt the view that charlottesville was a disaster/mistake. PS happy to… Read more »

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  SidVic
1 month ago

Or, maybe it is going to fail no matter when it was tried.
The meta lesson here is probably that electoral politics is doomed to failure and that we need to concentrate on the culture and especially on young people. This is the one thing that the left universally does. They are ALWAYS trying to access children for their propaganda. If you propagandize children and get them to think a certain way fairly early on in their development, they are not political issues anymore, they are identity issues.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  tarstarkas
1 month ago

We are in a post-electoral politics era, hence the Left uses domestic terrorism among other tools. This is not to say from time to time electoral political involvement is not useful–it always is at the local, most granular level–but we need to think in cultural and societal terms as well.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Jack Dobson
1 month ago

Just imagine what our guys on a school board could accomplish! They could be banning degeneracy and anti-white courses and this ridiculous project1619. That is a few thousand kids who will won’t be taught this stuff.
Now they are trying to give kids the vote! Giving 16yos the right to vote is on at least one state ballot this year! They will load the kid’s brains up with this crap and there will be near 100% turnout for kids because they will be voting right there in school!

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
1 month ago

I made a quick comment yesterday about a particular burr under my saddle, and, like a typical dipstick, kept adding to it.

I woke up realizing our good Vizzini is forced to deal with a serious problem, not of his making, and he has put a lot of skin in the game- rentals and kids.

Conservatism’s early and probably biggest mistaken embrace has led to meth labs and now fentanyl madness- but we can’t walk that cat back.

Just what a parent and landlord needs. What a nightmare. My sincere apologies to Vizzini.

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Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

(For what it’s worth, granddaughter’s psycho husband burned their trailer down on a fent binge- so of course she’s sneaking across five counties to go see him.

I laughed. Hillbillies gonna hillbilly.)

Sandmich
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

I’m unknowing of his situation, but I’ve remarked before on his bottomless patience since I see him on normie-media all the time butting heads with libertariantards.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

Vizzini deserves my respect, even if we disagree. I wasn’t paying attention, just skimming, and popped off. I sense he might have a situation on his hands.

(And the hillbillies? Of course it was my property, otherwise it wouldn’t be funny. It’s also why he’s five counties away.)

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Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

Oh heck. Radio sez 544 overdose deaths here in Franklin County. That’s more than the annual traffic deaths for the entire state of Ohio.

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

My daughter worked up at Marion General for a year and tales of the hollowed out remnants of rural drug addiction that were in there every week, dying more every time they came through the system, are pretty hard to hear.

She was at St. Ann’s in Columbus before that, but she was a labor & delivery surgical tech there and so the repeating story was all the indigent Somali women coming in and popping out their babies on the public dime.

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Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

No, no. No particular situation on my hands. Everything’s going great, actually. Just years of real world experience.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

missed an opportunity to send him “on” by locking him in the burning trailer 😛

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Sandmich
1 month ago

I just noticed something.

“libertariantards”.

Libertarians were the original conservatives. From back when nobody could imagine trying to ban farm products or bawdy houses, the early Twentieth.

Today’s ‘conservatives’ are New Deal conservatives, along with their “open borders” slur.

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RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

Vizzini is good people and fights the good fight. I have nothing but respect for him.

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

Gosh, if what you’re talking about is your posts regarding drug prohibition, no apology necessary. Reasonable people can have policy differences. It’s not like you were all “Vizzini, you’re a moron and literally Hitler and your mother dresses you funny” aka the typical response on some sites. My views on drug prohibition have ping-ponged back and forth over the years as I get new information and new perspectives. My general position now is to be pretty light on possession, but pretty hard if there’s a case to be made for dealing, and on career criminals, whatever their offense. We have… Read more »

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JR Wirth
JR Wirth
1 month ago

Good podcast. The only thing I have to add is that white nationalist politics never would have gotten off the ground regardless of who was espousing them because there was no necessity to do so. White people were still entrenched as a large majority and even through the system has been failing since the 70’s, it still worked, or worked well enough. The ideas that are needed can only come through pain, loss and necessity. The 20’s will be very good for us.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

Agreed. Shattered complacency is a unifying experience.

Jerry Pennerton
Jerry Pennerton
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

I disagree. The necessity for white nationalist politics has been evident for a very long time, but the jewish media is able to characterize white advocates as crazy scum…..and Zman basically agrees with this assessment.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Jerry Pennerton
1 month ago

It’s been necessary, of course, but not a necessity. Two different things. The Jew media can’t hold a candle to nuts and bolts of reality and paying bills for living in reality.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

Prior to the 60s, a type of white nationalist politics was America’s default politics. It was simply a given that Western civilization, including white cultural and political forms, was normative and correct, particularly in a nation that was 90% white. Alas, the AWRs successfully precipitated a crisis of confidence and conscience that created an opening for multiculti and the destruction of the country. We must recoup what was condemned and lost in order to create Whiteland.

james wilson
james wilson
1 month ago

The first great failure was 1835-1861. Until that time most abolotionist were Southerners. Then for a quarter century the Puritins ginned up support for Uncle Tom and his plight into a frenzy through hard work and organizing. The Republican Party was born.
The second great failure was 1906-1938, so many, many things. It’s a great credit to the original stock that the twisted versions of rule lasted so long as they did.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
1 month ago

The problem with “white nationalism” isn’t that it draws nutty people, it’s that the press is uniformly anti-white and has been for a very long time. No matter how many reasonable people try to represent “white nationalism,” the press is going to ignore these people and give you David Duke. Had Duke never posed for all those pictures, we would be talking about some other person and none of us would know who David Duke is. After all, we don’t know the names of any other 1 term Louisiana state senators from the 80s. I remember Morton Downy Jr and… Read more »

Johnny
Reply to  tarstarkas
1 month ago

I agree control of the media whenever that was lost and totally lost not even neutral that was giving away the store. Essentially even back in the 1980’s the Left had the media and even a Jared Taylor or Pat Buchanan type was immediately called a supremacist or Anti Semite without much proof of how they fit those terms or definitions. A neutral Media would at least present Immigration moratorium positions as a different way of viewing how to run a country. Instead they say your demonic basically for holding that position. A fair media would at least present a… Read more »

Vegetius
Vegetius
Reply to  Johnny
1 month ago

Z on Duke: “It was a national story” And that’s why these movements failed. They had no control over what was or was not a “national story” and no way to break the frame. This is the country whose inhabitants have worn bell-bottoms and parachute pants. This is the land of Madonna, the pet rock, and Jazzercise. This is the country that break-danced while falling for the hetero AIDS hoax. This is the land of the social construct. You control the media, what gets projected on the back of the cave wall, and you control the minds of the masses.… Read more »

Phoenix
Phoenix
Reply to  Vegetius
1 month ago

Exactly. The power of the modern fake media to create an alternate reality for people cannot be overstated!

Federalist
Federalist
Reply to  tarstarkas
1 month ago

As someone who lived in Louisiana when David Duke was active in politics, I think we should cut him some slack. Most or all of the photos of him marching around in a Nazi uniform, etc. were from years earlier when he was a student at LSU protesting in “Free Speech Alley.” Basically, he was young and acting like a clown. Obviously, this was a very bad move that gave ammunition to his critics in later life. But when he was campaigning for political office, particularly governor, he had very well-attended rallies all over the state where he was well-spoken… Read more »

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tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Federalist
1 month ago

Even if Duke had shown better judgement as a young man and didn’t pose for the pictures, they would have just had someone else who did pose for the pictures endorse him. They they use the endorsement to force him to cuck and then they ask why their policies attract such bad men. I don’t really know why anyone falls for it. Nobody ever asks the democrat why every criminal black in the state supports the Democrat.

ronehjr
ronehjr
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

At what point does a concern with optics lead you to fatally compromise core positions. At some point doesn’t a White politician whose purpose is to advocate for White people have to go bad optics in this environment?

Johnny
1 month ago

Question for you Zman do you think Jared Taylor was the ideal man in terms of ideas and presentation and a good background, but his problem was by the time he came a long it was too late and by 1990 when he arrived on the scene it was too late to change anything? If Taylor had come along say in 1975 or 1980 with same presentation and had run for office would it have made a bigger difference? Taylor was never associated with KKK or Nazis and was friendly to Jewish involvement with him as well.

Johnny
Reply to  thezman
1 month ago

Yeah I saw Taylor debate an Israeli Journalist and still say he wants a diplomatic solution from the government now in 2020. At this point if Trump is as far as you can go and he has barely made a dent who can even win in the GOP going forward let alone have a Trump like platform and what Democrat would ever lower immigration or stop with the Hate Whitey rhetoric? The Ketchup is out of the bottle at this point and who even knows what a future solution can be. Link to Taylor interview below.
https://www.bitchute.com/video/Y7TOuI16iHhK/

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
1 month ago

How It’s Done:

Noble Princeton don declares Princeton drenched in racisms.

Trump takes him at his word.

Trump administration sues for the return of $75 million in federal funds, because Princeton is violating the civil rights contract.

Every university, proudly drenched in racisms, trembles in fear lest the Orange Eye of Sauron look their way.

Pure Alinsky.

I think Donny wants to win.

(Delightful details at Kunstler’s Clusterf*ck Nation.)

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Alzaebo
1 month ago

$75m per year! the investigation is going back to 2013, so 7 years and potentially $500m in clawed back money. plus the place should be shut down and aall staff fired if this really was the case. same thing when colombia university marching band disbanded over systemic racism and all around evilnes. well if the uni let this evil group exist for so long, then the uni itself is evil and must be shut down.

RoBG
RoBG
1 month ago

@19 mins in regarding exporting jobs: I know I’ve brought this up before, but when discussing drug supply chains and shortages during SARS-COV19 Ted Cruz said we have to start making pharmceuticals in India or Israel. That’s the absolute state of “conservatism” in the GOP today. Has there ever been a party so aligned against its own constituents?

Exile
Exile
1 month ago

While we’re on the topic of failure analysis, what’s the track record of right-wingers who’ve agreed & amplified media memes about “wignats?” How much mercy has that bought guys like Fuentes, Casey, Moly or RamZ? Still Nazis according to the media. On the other hand, Mark Collett manages this balance well and serves as a good example of how a guy more interested in advancing White interests than personal grudges or brand-building goes about his business. Why can’t the “positive identity” guys simply win by telling us what they stand for? Mark does. “The White Nationalists” is an ooga-booga label.… Read more »

Phoenix
Phoenix
Reply to  Exile
1 month ago

Yea the punching right is just stupidity 101.

TomA
TomA
1 month ago

But the trend lines are important too. Look at who the Ds have at the top of their presidential ticket; a dementia patient and an affirmative action whore. In the world of our ancestral evolution, these deviants wouldn’t last a day, let alone long enough to reproduce. It is only in the artificial environment of a Federal Government that they can exist and flourish. Take away their Jackboot mercenaries, and they are nothing at all.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

BBC openly pushing KILL YT:

If ‘Kill Whitey’ Now Passes for Comedy, the BBC Is in Real Trouble

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/09/18/harris-quinney-for-the-bbc-marxism-and-kill-whitey-passes-as-comedy/

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

White women living down to expectations:

Swedish Women’s Soccer Team Kneels for Black Lives Matter

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/09/18/hold-swedish-womens-soccer-team-kneels-blm/

Sadly they beat Hungary 8-0.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago
Johnny
1 month ago

The other question Zman or I guess they failed was the John Tanton movement for immigration restriction based on overpopulation. Cordelia May Scaife did fund this for a bit and NumbersUSA, FAIR, and Center for Immigration Studies tried to reduce the population growth without mentioning race. For their troubles the SPLC still listed them as hate groups and Congress would never get tough on immigration. I do think they tried the safest route but why they failed? I would think just because the Billionaires merged with the Lefts SJW Religions and these 2 forces were too powerful to stop.

Archer
Archer
1 month ago

Instead of looking at conservative failure, we should look at why the left is on a 170 year winning streak. Let me count the ways: 1.they dominate the press 2.they dominate entertainment 3.they dominate education at every level 4.they dominate the legal profession 5.they dominate government bureaucracy which is expanding daily to fill the known universe. As if that weren’t sufficient, more recently the left has come to dominate HR, corporate Goliaths, and now tech. i am sorry, that is a huge amount of influence. Then, the entire cabal stifles free speech with political correctness. And now, we don’t have… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Archer
1 month ago

The Afghan goat fuckers seem to be doing ok.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Archer
1 month ago

you are looking at things oddly. yes they have taken over many institutions and organizations. and are rapidly burning them all to the ground. which is good. the left is a symptom of weakness and decay, not victory. this is just a cycle in a never ending process of decay and renewal.

Archer
Archer
1 month ago

What is the big failure of conservatism? Conservatives talk about policies. Free trade. Free markets. Low taxes. Smaller Government.
The left talks about outcomes. Free education. Better education. Jobs. Free medical services. Higher wages. Safety nets.

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

Free stuff is always an easier sell than hard work. If you read up on Cargo Cults, those primitive islanders weren’t waiting for the white man on his magic ship or airplane to return and tell them how to cultivate the land, how to set up schools for their children, how to better govern themselves, etc. No, it’s all about the free stuff. We educated people can read such accounts and laugh at the credulity of these backwards people but the joke is on us, if we think that our culture makes us immune to such beliefs.

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Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
1 month ago

A problem with any government program is that it immediately becomes its own constituency! Once established, the very employees of the government, as well as beneficiaries of the program, will seek to perpetuate and expand its power. Some problems can be solved, of course, and even governments are capable of some redeeming values. However, it is more usual that, in solving problem A, the program inadvertently creates (or worsens) new problems B and C. These, in turn, need new government money and employees to fix them, which leads eventually to problems D, E, F, and G, and so on. Even… Read more »

Tom K
Tom K
1 month ago

The notorious RBG dead of wuhan flu at 87 with complications of stage 4 pancreatic cancer LOL.
Woo-hoo!

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Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Tom K
1 month ago

lady luck just dealt DJT a wild card. luck beats talent, every day of the week (you are lucky) and DJT is both. like they say, a week is a long time…

Tom K
Tom K
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

This is just a friendly poker game, right? Now will Trump and McConnell play their hands the way they should?

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Tom K
1 month ago

yah, i think so 🙂 DJT is a fast learner.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Karl McHungus
1 month ago

The black pill in me thinks that this will only further the resolve of the left to steal this election. They’ll view it as critically necessary to continue their quest to overturn white society by judicial fiat.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  KGB
1 month ago

Yes, but it heightens the awareness of everyone on the right, too. It is always easier to get a guilty verdict when there is a specific, concrete “why” for the crime.

Otoh, Recess appointment, here we come, amiright?!?

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

The black pill in me thinks that this will only further the resolve of the left to steal this election.

After a quick scan of Leftist Twitter I tend to agree with you.

Almost immediately all kinds of “respectable” Leftist commentators are calling for arson, rioting, murder, and other mayhem across the continent.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
1 month ago

i like all the heart felt cursing at RGB for being a selfish bitch.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  KGB
1 month ago

let me turn your black pill red 🙂 the dems are really hosed now; they have a two front war on their hands and were already overwhelmed when it was a single front. if they go all out to contest the replacement — before the election — then they will unavoidably diminish their POTUS efforts.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Tom K
1 month ago

Note the language of her dying wish: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” Installed? Looks like Ruthie let the cat out of the bag with that one.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  KGB
1 month ago

Wait, a prime mover of the Great Replacement wants to keep control of her own replacement. Irony!

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  KGB
1 month ago

gives insight on how these people think. acts like she owns the job in perpetuity. filthy old bag of bones.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  Tom K
1 month ago

The wickedest witch there ever was… IS DEAD!!!

Brace For Impact 2020
Brace For Impact 2020
1 month ago

IT’S PARTY TIME!

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has left the building!

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https://www.zerohedge.com/political/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-dead-87

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KGB
KGB
Reply to  Brace For Impact 2020
1 month ago

Ding dong, the witch is dead.

Educated.redneck
Educated.redneck
Reply to  KGB
1 month ago

Somebody go get her silver slippers from under Trump Tower of Oz.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  KGB
1 month ago

DIE!

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Brace For Impact 2020
1 month ago

I haven’t screamed Whooooo!!!!!!!! since I was 24. I didn’t think I had it in me.

Frip
Member
Reply to  JR Wirth
1 month ago

ok, that was funny as shit

Vegetius
Vegetius
Reply to  Brace For Impact 2020
1 month ago

That face is an archetype: Ur-goblin, Ur-witch.

Our ancestors didn’t need the Culture of Critique to know understand this.

Our struggle is to keep that face from having any power over our people.

Member
Reply to  Brace For Impact 2020
1 month ago

I wonder if Satan can stay topside a bit longer and take Soros with him too. I mean there must be a whole infernal motorcade for a VIP like her. They could just stuff Georgie boy in the trunk of one of the limos.

quandell
quandell
Member
1 month ago

Excellent podcast, here’s hoping you do more in depth look at each of the topics. Also, I’ve never heard of the conservative movment starting afte ww2, fascinating.

Johnny
Reply to  quandell
1 month ago

I especially found the Paleocons and White Nationalists segment interesting. I always wondered why the Neocons beat out the PaleoCons when the base was much more with Paleocons.

Jim Smith
Jim Smith
1 month ago

I was hoping for another major insight by Zman to point us in the direction of success (aka not failing). But no luck. Not his fault though: The disintegration of societies—an incredible array of them—is a well-established pattern over eons in human history, and seems intractable (the origin of the problem may well be in our biology, in the way we’re wired).

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Jim Smith
Jim Smith
1 month ago

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Bilejones
Member
1 month ago

Not seen Range Front of late, wassup?

Dinothedoxie
Dinothedoxie
1 month ago

One of your premises is wrong. Buckley style conservatism didn’t lose. Not only that it actually won. Buckleyism by the late 60s was primarily about defending and advancing “capitalism”. At home and also in defeating communism. The democrats at the time were overwhelmingly anti-capitalist and anti-big business. The capitalist pig was their boogie man who wanted to enslave and poison the little guy. Much of their domestic agendas were designed to stick it to (or restrain) capitalist pigs. The labor laws obviously so, the environmental stuff too. But even a lot of the social stuff was to battle “capitalists” of… Read more »