It’s Not All Bad News

There are several remarkable things happening in response to the massive push back from Americans to the oligarchic coup we are seeing unfold. The one getting the most attention, of course, is the hysterical reaction by the political class. Their rhetoric is so out of sync with reality it suggests mental illness. One thing not getting noticed is how Conservative Inc. appears to collapsing right in front of us. Look at the flagship of that racket, National Review, and it should have tumbleweeds on it.

Their first big think piece in response to the epiphany protests was something so bizarre that it could have been from the Babylon Bee. Put aside for a second that most people in America have no memory of Reagan. These are people endlessly howling about the need to court nonwhites and that nonwhites are their future. The typical black is 27 years old and the typical Hispanic is 11 years old. Talking about Reagan to these people is like talking about Frederick the Great or Napoleon.

Look into that piece and the writer’s cure for what ails the country is the exact thing 75 million people voted against twice. Being the party of global enterprise at the expense of the culture and spiritual welfare of the people is why the Republican Party is headed to the dustbin of history. Tone? The GOP has been obsessed with tone policing everyone for generations now. The reason people voted for the loudmouth is they are sick of being told they cannot speak out against what is happening.

Of course, the slovenly Kevin Williamson has been pounding away at Trump and Trump voters in service to his paymasters in the uniparty. What you have to admire about Williamson is that he is loyal to his paymasters. Most pens-for-hire show a little reluctance, as their conscience tends to gnaw at them. Not old Kev. He was bought to be a foaming-at-the-mouth Trump-hater back in 2015 and he stays bought. The Iranians use guys like this to clear mine fields.

His most amusing post of the bunch thus far is this one, where he lays out his big strategy for the collection of rent boys and house slaves called the conservative movement. Down in the middle he writes, “The big technology companies are the most successful thing going economically in the United States; the Europeans, who have nothing to compare to a Facebook or a Google, resent them and fear them; Democrats hate them, blaming Facebook for the election of Trump in 2016.”

This is what most people used to call a bald-faced lie. The Democrats love the tech oligarchs every bit as much as National Review and for the same reason. They both get gobs of cash from the Silicon Valley oligarchs. The tech companies are systematically erasing anything resembling dissent to the official orthodoxy. They are even erasing people Williamson would call allies. For old Kev, the only allies are those who can keep his refrigerators stocked. He’s happy to be an organ grinder’s monkey.

Of course, you see nothing on National Review concerning the most relevant issue of the day, which is tech censorship. For a collection of people who amusingly insist they are a movement, you would think they would have something to say about the thing everyone is discussing. The one exception is the piece they get from Victor David Hanson, but he has no role in the editorial stance of the site. In fact, he is notable in being the last actual conservative writing for the site.

Of course, Conservative Inc. is not just National Review, but it has always been the canary in the coal mine. The more vibrant and active sites are shifting into the populist camp as they realize there is no future with the National Review types. The average age of a NRO reader is over 70 now. You’ll note that most of their stories get few comments and that is because many nursing homes no longer provide free internet access to their patients.

All of this is good news. The National Review type has always been a hindrance to the genuine right-wing, because they operate as the “good” conservative. That is, the Left anoints them as the opposition, so money and attention flow to them. Meanwhile, the genuine opposition to the Left is begging for scraps and attention. Stripped of that credibility, it is no longer possible for them to play that role. The money will continue to dry up and National Review will go the way of all legacy media.

All of this points to something much bigger. What has unfolded since the election has opened the eyes of millions of people. Despite the rhetoric from their cult leaders, even many lefties are getting nervous about what is happening. They live close enough to reality to know what lies ahead if we keep on this pace. For Conservative Inc., it means they no longer have an audience hoping that a settlement can be negotiated with their friends on the Left. Principled surrender is no longer an option.


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TomA
TomA
4 days ago

Scorning the nutjob grifters is one way to fight back. Another is to educate & train the few remaining sane. New Skills & Habits (Cont) Learn to travel sans auto. Spend a day riding the urban bus system, routes, and neighborhoods. Cash only, & correct change helps. Learn to look and smell like the regulars, and rush hour crowds are a plus. Hoodie up, head down. Ditto for the interstate bus lines. A tractor-trailer rig hauling the right flatbed load can be an interesting option after dark. If you’re fit, a good road bike can do 80 miles/day easy. And… Read more »

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TomA
TomA
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

I see that my FBI monitor has weighed in. I must be over the target.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

why travel at all? in these conditions. better to reorg your life so you don’t have to travel away from home base.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

It’s a skill you may need some day. As an example from history, some Europeans & Asians successfully fled in advance of Stalin’s purges, Hilter’s gas chambers, and Mao’s re-education camps. They used many and all means available in order to accomplish same. Sometimes, a little extra knowledge can save your life. Ancient wisdom.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

Gas chambers?

sentry
sentry
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

hitler probably had special rooms for farting

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Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

ok. thanks for the explanation…

RabbiHighComma
RabbiHighComma
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago
Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

Why I could never live,in Orange County or San Diego. I need to be close to the exits which in greater Los Angeles is Ventura county or north LA county. And get a dune buggy.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Falcone
3 days ago

if you think you are going to need to bug out, you had better be 100 miles inland 🙂 think San Bernadino. shame it is a shit hole otherwise…

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  Karl McHungus
3 days ago

I’d rather be dead than live in SBC 🤮

Severian
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

Some friends and I were discussing resistance techniques that one should never, ever use, because of the peace love and understanding that we’re all required to do now. But back in the 19th century, they used what they called a “work-to-rule” strike. Just… follow the rules. ALL the rules. To the letter. And watch the factory collapse. Imagine how quickly one could bring a major city to its knees, for instance, if sufficient numbers of people — maybe just a few thousand — obeyed ALL the traffic laws to the letter. But don’t do that. It’s bad, and you are… Read more »

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Severian
4 days ago

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. None of this works unless the numbers get really large. 75 million real Americans voted for Trump. If even 1% get off the couch and act, the impact will be non trivial.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Severian
4 days ago

Navy calls this a White Mutiny I believe and its legal and incredibly destructive.
Its also Alinski’s Rules for Radicals #4

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

Where are you getting these little gems from?

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

The technical term is a brain.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

Ah, ok!

Severian
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

I can’t speak for TomA, but mine are from 19th century history. Genius resisters, those old illegal union boys. A work “slowage” would do wonders too. You can’t, say, *refuse* to work on a Leftist’s car – “change the oil, bigot!” – but you CAN have a remarkably full schedule. Plus you’ve got to make sure you’re in full compliance with all EPA regs…. gosh, sorry, it could be three, four months before I can work you in….

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Severian
4 days ago

Corrosion, not direct confrontation. The latter gets you dead, whereas the former is insidious and largely impractical to detect or inhibit. After decades of affluence making us incrementally stupider, we owe to posterity to reverse that trend. The stupid will die first on the firing line, but the Jackboots cannot kill that which they cannot find.

American Citizen 2.0
American Citizen 2.0
Reply to  Severian
4 days ago

I learned this a while ago living in my extremely culturally enriched city. Sure, you might have to work for someone but there is no law at all that requires you to be “good” at what you do. You can actually be awful at what you do. Really stupid in fact. Like, make all of the worst choices when there is a choice to make etc etc. Oddly enough, working that way is actually very much in line with how our culturally enriched brethren work on their best days so they hardly ever even complain about it.

Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
Reply to  American Citizen 2.0
4 days ago

I like to turn over the mags/books that have the previous First Lady–or now Kamala-la-la, la-la-la-la on the cover when I am at my local bookstore or drug store mag rack. I pick one up, pretend to read it, and then replace it facing backwards. I do this for others, too. but she is so appalling and prevalent, that I really do a number on the b^#$h! I hope the publishers of Vogue, Elle, TIME etc. are losing their shirts. Serves ’em right.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Dr. Dre
3 days ago

i am going to go to the local B&N and do this, just for shits and giggles!

maybe go full Project Mayhem, and slip some pics into the pages…

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Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
Reply to  Severian
3 days ago

The tactics of the old union guys are a guide for us. They didn’t win, but they did survive.

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

A bus? In the city? First rule of survival is avoid crowds. Now go stand in the corner and think of how foolish you sound….

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
4 days ago

Ask a beat cop how easy it is to pursue a suspect through a dense crowd. Now add in that the guy fleeing is probably operating on an adrenaline rush and the cop is laden with 15 pounds of auxiliary equipment. But that’s not the point. You always want to have multiple viable egress means. Predictability is death. Just ask a deer during hunting season.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

Even Buddha has parables of deer outsmarting the hunter 😃

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
4 days ago

So does Gary Larson…

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
3 days ago

hmmm, I don’t recall ever seeing those two together in a pic…

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
4 days ago

In NYC the bus is often preferable to the subway. Safety-wise.

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

Um, my only alternative to travel via auto is travel via horseback.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

You get an “A+” on the quiz. The underlying point of the lesson is to think for yourself, use what you know, and customize your solution to your particular circumstances. This is an example of robustness.

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

That’s why I keep horses.

Codex
Reply to  Vizzini
3 days ago

Ponies FTW

Semi-Hemi
Semi-Hemi
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

Tom, where are you going and why go there? If things have gotten that bad then maybe it’s time to stand your ground and fight. If you’re escaping to the “safe zone” then getting through the checkpoints will be your biggest challenge.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Semi-Hemi
4 days ago

Viable escape if but one component of how we can successfully beat a modern high-tech tyranny. Stand your ground is a last resort, and the odds are not good because Jackboots, by doctrine, only come in overwhelming force. Better to be invisible (or at least appear benign) and operate from the shadows.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

The next step to compliment Tom’s tool bag suggestion is to introduce yourself to surveillance/counter-surveillance. Start easy and watch The French Connection. Good movie and shows simple techniques like using reflections to check for observers and swimming upstream to force “tails” and “eyes” to reveal themselves. If you find it interesting there are plenty of free resources to take the skill further.

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The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Penitent Man
4 days ago

French Connection?

Start reading up on the French Resistance.

Falcone
Falcone
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

That’s what we used to do to kill birds

act like their friend to get them close. It was a horrible thing to do and God may not like it, but a man has to eat

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
Reply to  TomA
4 days ago

This is a great book.

“Ninja : Secrets of Invisibility book by Ashida Kim” https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/ninja–secrets-of-invisibility_ashida-kim/722739/#edition=2558829&idiq=6419681

K80
K80
Reply to  Semi-Hemi
3 days ago

I can imagine lots of reasons
moving anonymously through an are might
be a good skill to have

usNthem
usNthem
4 days ago

The WSJ will hopefully be flushed down the same sewer as NRO. The time for negotiated settlements and peaceful coexistence is long gone.

Boris
Reply to  usNthem
4 days ago

Same for The American Conservative. I was a plank subscription owner back in 2002 mainly because I was always a fan of Buchanan (the co-founder) and (because of him) TAC was about the only mag on the right that opposed the Iraq war and dared call out the ((lobby)) behind it. They stayed pretty true to that course until the Obama admin. Then began a slow shift from paleo-con to the neo-con “can’t we all get along” camp. The last straw was round about 2014/15 when they cancelled Phillip Giraldi for daring to criticize ((the ones who shall not be… Read more »

Boris
Reply to  Boris
4 days ago

My years were a little off (it was 2017), but here’s the article that TAC did not publish and got Geraldi fired.

https://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/americas-jews-are-driving-americas-wars/

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Boris
4 days ago

pat is just a failed grifter. forget him.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

there are none so blind…

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  Boris
4 days ago

Dreher is the epitome of chucked Christianity, and the most obnoxious part is I lost count of how many times he wrote something to the effect of “it seems our only plausible conclusion is what is happening in reality is <badthought>, but that is evil to assume, and will force us to do unpleasant things and have unpleasant thoughts, so it must be rejected out of hand.” If you believe we are ruled by corrupt oligarchs who specifically hate white people, but are religiously unwilling do some very messy things, fine, we can still work with that. In order to… Read more »

BTP
Member
Reply to  Chet Rollins
4 days ago

lol, that’s Dreher. I recall he really liked WrathofGnon’s twitter posts until someone pointed out that this traditional, local, environmental, good urbanism guy was some sort of raciss. Then Dreher disavowed. Embarrassing.

Member
Reply to  Chet Rollins
4 days ago

The only answer the System offers to the JQ is to pretend that your fingers slipped while typing the name of that metrosexual men’s magazine. IOW, even saying that there is a JQ takes you a fair way down Red Pill Boulevard.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  Boris
4 days ago

They just did an excellent piece on the fraud, however…

Damian
Damian
Reply to  Boris
4 days ago

I believe it was ultimately to start a war with Russia using Syria as the excuse. Bonus points for a failed Syrian state.

Flash
Flash
Reply to  usNthem
4 days ago

Just canceled my subscription after many years. Looking for another credit card co. We can also play the cancel game.

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
Reply to  usNthem
4 days ago

Does that mean peaceful separation is off the table?

whitney
Member
4 days ago

I’ve enjoyed the pushback instapundit is getting. Every one of his ridiculous articles or others articles just get hundreds of comments telling them pretty much to f off its great

Sandmich
Reply to  whitney
4 days ago

I was thinking the same. The site’s strength has been a pretty generous tolerance for commentators who call them out. It even looked to me that after years of Ed Driscoll writing snark equating left wing government oppression to right wing memes someone finally reined him in as the reply comments were getting worse and worse (or in our case, better). It could also be that he wizened up which I doubt. Still, Reynolds doesn’t seem to want to run an operation like that, a normie punching bag operation where he stands in for the normie who dreams of going… Read more »

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Sandmich
4 days ago

Reynolds is or was a shill for Amazon. He’s as big of a grifter as National Review.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Jack Dobson
4 days ago

he still begs crumbs from bezos.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  whitney
4 days ago

reynolds is a complete pussy. the worst kind of chess piece – the self sacrificing pawn.

Sandmich
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

He’s a typical libertarian as Z describes them: there when you don’t need them, gone when you do.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Sandmich
4 days ago

Reynolds is incapable of differentiating between a Libertarian and a Libertine. Z-man seems to have this problem too, at times.
Decent people have a self-directed morality independent of the fatwah’s of the State,

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Grumpy Cat
Grumpy Cat
Reply to  whitney
4 days ago

Sarah Hoyt is the only one there with any spine. But she posts in the middle of the night.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  whitney
4 days ago

Instapundit is a subsidiary of PJMedia. They have an “editorial viewpoint.”

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  RoBG
3 days ago

you don’t vey 😛

Joey Jünger
Joey Jünger
4 days ago

They have a lot of power but they’re also hysterical and panicking, which is a very, very bad combination. It could be bad for us but also for them. Taking part in most media consumption (and definitely financially supporting most media) at this point is like voting or public protest: you win (or at least hold them to a stalemate in this insane phase) by refusing to play at all. Don’t even comment on mainstream conservative sites since we should deny them so much as a barometer (they don’t care enough to listen but they are scared enough to eavesdrop).I’m… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Joey Jünger
4 days ago

first off, why would anyone red pilled (or otherwise, really) spend even a second on sites known to be pozzed?! because they long for the old safe slave life.

there is a way to have your cake and eat it too, kind of. share credentials. i know one set of credentials (for all premium OTA sites, like HBO+, etc) that over 50 people were sharing, for over 3 years – and the owner of the credentials didn’t even know it.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  Joey Jünger
4 days ago

Don’t. Protest?

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Joey Jünger
4 days ago

25,000 troops in the Capital. They’re sleeping in the hallways of the Capitol, listening to ad hoc speeches by the Speaker thanking them for stopping “The Insurrection”.

They’re literally insane.

I never thought they’d be stupid enough to do something like start a war with China or Russia Russia Russia, but now I’m no longer sure.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  ProZNoV
4 days ago

We are not going to war with China, they own too many reps. War with Russia will end up in nuclear fire , EMP weapons or worse.
It will be Iran although maybe not that as they are tight with Russia right now.
They’d love to go all martial law before the Deplorables organize but that’s a low probability item as they can’t trust the enlisted troops. There are Deplorables even among the POC troops

(((They))) Live
(((They))) Live
Reply to  abprosper
4 days ago

(((They))) want war with Iran, but (((they))) need Iran to “start” the war, so far the Iranians have been very smart, and more or less refuse to take the bait, things will get interesting in a few months

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  ProZNoV
3 days ago

25,000 troops in the Capital” made me think of this song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbI0cMyyw_M

Liberty Mike
Member
4 days ago

From the looks of him, the slovenly Kevin Williamson has also been pounding down pints of Cherry Garcia.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Liberty Mike
4 days ago

quart size for Piggy W

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
4 days ago

The one exception is the piece they get from Victor David Hanson, but he has no role in the editorial stance of the site. In fact, he is notable in being the last actual conservative writing for the site. Yes, I’m surprised that VDH is still there, to be honest. Even a couple of years back I recall reading one of his pieces there, nothing great, but it was in stark contrast to almost everything else presented at that site. What has unfolded since the election has opened the eyes of millions of people. Despite the rhetoric from their cult… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  OrangeFrog
4 days ago

hanson is an academic. ‘nough said.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

He believes in the “idea” or the “proposition” of the country, doesn’t he? He loves telling anacdotes about the Mexicans or Latinos in his area.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

Most of those anecdotes are not favorable. He’s written many pieces relating how the Mestizos have, literally, trashed the Golden State.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

And a very good academic at that. His knowledge in his field is matched by few. Why do you see such as a negative? I see it s a plus. Lots of commentators one reads—once anyway—are painfully ignorant of simple history. They check the wind and parrot others in the political sphere rather than create and disseminate new understanding. Please, do elaborate on VDH.

usNthem
usNthem
Reply to  CompscI
4 days ago

IMO, he’s too mainstream conservative civnat. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good writer and historian but he’s also kind of like Rush in that he longs for America as it was and never will be again. If we just vote harder and point out all the fallacies of the left, that’ll do the trick.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  usNthem
4 days ago

Right, and the right argument will win the day

Jim Wetzel
Reply to  CompscI
4 days ago

I have a memory. He was on board, big time, for the Global; War on Terror. Unless he’s publicly apologized for that, I have little interest in what he might have to say.

BTP
Member
Reply to  Jim Wetzel
4 days ago

Yeah, well, so was I. At the time, many people thought the Muslims were the biggest threat to the West. We didn’t know we, ourselves, were the biggest threat to the West.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  BTP
4 days ago

Where are the Musselmen now? They just disappeared.

WCiv...---...
WCiv...---...
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

No, not enough said. VDH is not your typical academic. He is a very learned classicist, historian, Greek scholar and does not deserved to be lumped is with the others. Check out his history books, from the Greeks to WW II.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  WCiv...---...
3 days ago

tell us which of his books you have read, please.

WCiv...---...
WCiv...---...
Reply to  Karl McHungus
3 days ago

“Who Killed Homer?” A great defense of the importance of understanding the classics.

“Carnage and Culture”, “Mexifornia”, a warning that what has happened in Ca. would spread to other states.

“Why the West Has Won”

“The End of Sparta”

“The Second World Wars”, an amazingly well researched, thoughtful book.
Probably more on my book shelves, but what I can recall without even much looking.

DVH is a true scholar, reads Greek too.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  OrangeFrog
4 days ago

VDH is only interesting in that he is a writer for NRO who does not openly hate the conservative movement. He pretends that he’s a man of the people, only his people are Mexicans.

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  tarstarkas
4 days ago

I don’t read VDH a lot, but when I have I’ve noticed he’s been pretty open about the damage Mexicans have done to the area he lives in — the trash, the theft, the vandalism, the lawlessness and contempt for regulations and the welfare. I haven’t noticed much of what he writes be approving of Mexicans.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

He wrote the book “Mexifornia.” (And it wasn’t promoting transforming California into North Mexico.)

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

His big point with Mexicans is that there hasn’t been enough intermarriage with White Americans. He also does the whole “as long as its legal” bit. VDH only looks good in comparison to the traitors at NRO. Put VDH’s writing against Z-Man or any dissident writer for that matter. To the extent that he is good, he drives traffic to NRO. I don’t deny he is good on some aspects of dissident politics. But he is NEVER going to say “Mexicans belong in Mexico. They are not us.” He will NEVER say Mexico is like Mexico because it’s full of… Read more »

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Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  tarstarkas
4 days ago

I can’t. Believe people spent time commenting here defending him.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Hi-yah!
3 days ago

and these self same people also claim to support Zman’s thesis. i guess the word to reconcile these two mental positions is: LARPing.

Milestone D
Milestone D
Reply to  tarstarkas
4 days ago

VDH openly laments his state turning into a third-world Latin American dump. He regularly writes about the difference between coastal elite California and the neglected interior. I’m not sure your comment can be defended by the facts.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Milestone D
4 days ago

Milestone D: True, but also true that Hanson believes in race-blind civic nationalism – that many of those same Mestizos who’ve destroyed his home state can, by embracing ‘magic principles,’ become real ‘murricans. I don’t read civic nationalists. Hanson may know certain historic/military facts, but if he refuses to recognize the reality of race and ethnicity and the power of such, he’s ignoring a vital element of history.

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  3g4me
4 days ago

YES! He rants about how there hasn’t been enough interracial marriage and a bunch of other stuff.
This is precisely why I said VDH only looks good in comparison to the cucks and traitors at NRO.

Sadly, I know this first hand. I read VDH regularly until I started reading Z, which was only about 2 years ago.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  3g4me
4 days ago

And, thus,,, he is dangerous, and not on our side.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Milestone D
4 days ago

Vitriol is hardly ever supported by facts.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  CompscI
3 days ago

put a number on “hardly ever”, please. because to me that is an unsupportable position.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
Reply to  tarstarkas
4 days ago

You’re thinking of Fred Reed. 🙂

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
3 days ago

haha you are right! old fred quieted down a bit about the cultural superiority of mexico, when the cartel carnage started getting noticeable.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  tarstarkas
4 days ago

Nonsense. You obviously have never read or heard VDH speak. He loves Mexicans? Read Mexifornia. He has been driven off his farm by illegals. That he speaks in a softer tone perhaps than we here does does nothing to diminish his condemnation of the immigration situation.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  CompscI
4 days ago

Compsci – Strongly disagree. He fully believes in ‘legal immigration’ and the mythical ‘melting pot.’ He doesn’t believe race or ethnicity to be any hindrance to such, because only ‘culture’ matters, not genetics (from whence culture originates). He does not condemn the incoming hordes, only their technical status and the pace of their purported assimilation.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  3g4me
4 days ago

Why people are clamoring to defend this. Guy. Is beyond me

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
4 days ago

Conservative Inc, National Review, GOPe, etc: “We must stay true to our principles!” “That’s not who we are, we must do better!” “America is the greatest country on God’s green earth!” “We have to be inclusive!” Blah, blah, blah, blah…..Never any mention on actual immigration policy. The numbers, how many, who, etc. Never any plans on bringing jobs and industry back. Never specific talk ending the stupid wars or bringing troops back from all over the world. It’s all vague feel-good sentiments and nothing more.

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DLS
DLS
Reply to  Wolf Barney
4 days ago

They actually had a pretty strong anti-immigration writer awhile back named Krikorian, but I don’t want to give them a click to see if he is still there, or waste precious seconds of my life to see if he has cucked.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  DLS
4 days ago

Didn’t see this comment before I posted. I very seldom give them a click, too, but I haven’t seen Krikorian there for years.

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  DLS
4 days ago

He still submits columns to them, although his output on National Review has dropped way off from what it was in the past. Nothing so far this year and only two columns since October 1st. In his case, he might have stopped submitting to them on his own. What does a genuine immigration restrictionist have to gain from writing for National Review? If anything it taints him with people who want to restrict immigration.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  DLS
4 days ago

He’s with the Center for Immigration Studies. https://cis.org/ If you’re ever looking for immigration stats/news/articles or a portal to official gov’t stats, that’s the place to go.

nailheadtom
Reply to  Wolf Barney
4 days ago

Never any plans on bringing jobs and industry back. No, there aren’t. How would such a plan work when none of the common folk can visualize their offspring running a sheet metal break or a Bridgeport? Check out the dimensions of the student loan debt, an offering to the gods of higher education and the finance industry, and you’ll see that zillions of dollars are borrowed by non-thinkers that don’t want to spend 5 days of every week of their future getting tired and dirty trying to pay for cell phones, new cars and expensive mortgages. Their quest for white-collar… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  nailheadtom
4 days ago

the thing is, office work sucks donkey balls now. i tell all my kids to avoid a career in an office. and the pay aint that great for most that do work in an office.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  nailheadtom
4 days ago

typo it’s brake, not break.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Wolf Barney
4 days ago

He may still be there, but it seems based on increasingly rare visits to the fading Clownworld site that Mark Krikorian of the Center on Immigration Studies has lost his gig at National Review. He and his center are rock solid on reducing or eliminating immigration altogether. But, racist now. Also, as Z pointed out, immigration-reliant Big Tech throws the slop in the trough for National Review.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Wolf Barney
4 days ago

At this point, if you’re not aware that manufacturing jobs are being lost to tech instead more than outsourcing, you’re being deliberately ignorant.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-manufacturing-dead-output-has-doubled-in-three-decades-2016-03-28

Talking about industrial production jobs like it’s a work program is misguided. You may as well bring FDR’s TVA back. The improvements in physics application, robotics and technology mean that the demand for human labor has been radically decreased. Reversing the trend means a lower standard of living and the working conditions of the 1950s (or earlier).

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

Consider two proposals: First, autarky, where a country tries to be as economically self reliant as possible. Second, that we have an economy to serve the people rather than a people to serve the economy.
If we have a people who are more fulfilled by manufacturing jobs than service work then we structure our economy for that, even if it introduces economic inefficiencies.
This means that the truck driver keeps his job even if driverless trucks are available and that a factory worker has a job even if robotics are available.
We buy only the products of our country.

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Drew
Drew
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 days ago

I completely agree that we should arrive for an autarky and providing meaningful jobs to citizens. I don’t think that onshoring all production is going to lead to as many new jobs as is believed, and I would bet that prices of common goods go up in this scenario, at least in the short-term. Furthermore, the incentive to automate probably intensifies because of domestic labor regulations. That said, the easiest way to increase domestic manufacturing jobs would be to impose a $10/gal. tax on diesel fuel and ban the production and use of eighteen-wheelers. The most natural consequence would be… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

with all the natural resources the US has, it could close its economy to the outside world completely, and everyone’s quality of life would immediately improve.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

That would require a State that has the power to do so , inspectors everywhere and a huge system to prevent subversion by the globalist money boys.
We’ve also exported a great deal of natural resources to China and they are gone for good so we may not have as much as we used to.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  abprosper
3 days ago

when you export food crops, you still have the farm 🙂 we have only begun to tap the natural resources of this continent. my point is still valid.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Karl McHungus
3 days ago

Sure but when you export gold and minerals, the mine is than empty.

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

I’d second that. If everyone could be a software engineer, I’d go for that too—but they can’t. Drew’s insistence on inevitable off shoring would seem to accelerate the great class divide we are experiencing.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 days ago

hmm, sounds like the guy over at amerika.org

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  LineInTheSand
4 days ago

Drew is right and doesn’t deserve down voting. Automation is a huge cause of job loss. Amazon, Travelocity and Craigslist and the like are all job killers. Craigslist for example wiped out the entire newspaper classified industry, tens of thousands of jobs and replaced them with thirty in total. However you are also right, autraky will help though as stupid as our population has become and as deindustrialized as we’ve become hard would be hard to do. Also we have always been a trading nation other than a brief period a hundred years ago so it a painful cram down… Read more »

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

Yet China still finds work for the Uighurs in their concentration camps and American corporations use millions of low-paid Asian workers.

This idea of the radical decrease in the demand for human labor is a grift to get American workers to accept their obsolescence. There is vast need for human labor. But it’s all going offshore.

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

I agree with you. But if we’re talking about make-work jobs programs, let’s call them make-work jobs programs. And let’s also be honest about tradeoffs with this approach: if we’re concerned about preserving certain forms of labor, we’ll be at risk of being unable to pivot to improvements in tech and manufacturing because we’re trying to preserve the old ways of production.

Gunner Q
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

It’s not makework, to have men instead of robots. I swear that all furniture these days is sized for “tiny Asian average”. If I want something Big & Tall then I have to make it myself because those efficient modern factories only do one-size-fits-most.

When it’s men wielding the tools, custom orders don’t require retooling.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Gunner Q
4 days ago

They also cost a lot more and have lower churn.
Now despite what money boys think we aren’t poorer because we can’t change couches every few years but its a hefty trade off.
Also while China doesn’t use it do to order sizes there is plenty if tech that allows retooling . You need 50 big guy couches, run up and order.
We are not quite to full post industrial manufacturing yet but its there. If you doubt me go watch How Its Made or the like and see how few people are needed for most goods.

Member
Reply to  Gunner Q
4 days ago

The corporate addiction to efficiency is, ironically, what prevents new technologies like 3D printing and desktop robotics from being used to produce goods in small, less centralized shops. Modern techniques can easily be adapted to make virtually every product a “one off”. Imagine shoes made to order based on a 3D scan of your feet just as one example. There’s another irony which is that “green” fanatics and DIE (diversity, inclusion, equity) fundamentalists absolutely love big corporations because it’s easy to control a few big choke points than many small ones. It’s also hard to argue that there are not… Read more »

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

It’s not make work. Apple and Nike, for example, depend on this labor to make real products. We don’t have to try to “preserve” this form of labor. It’s essential, and it exists. We just have to bring it home. If we weren’t importing millions of foreigners, the US population would be on track for a modest decrease, which would dovetail nicely with future improvements in automation. Haven’t you noticed how incoherent the uniparty’s enthusiasms are? “We need more immigration to do jobs Americans won’t do and increase the GDP. If we don’t have immigration America will fall behind!” “Automation… Read more »

Drew
Drew
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

From what evidence I’ve been able to find, American manufacturing output has increased and manufacturing jobs have decreased. What, besides automation, explains this?

Furthermore, if manufacturing is reshored, is it likely that manufacturers are going to automate as much as they profitably can? Or are they going to suddenly reverse the automating trend to maintain or increase the labor item line on their balance sheet?

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

Certainly they’ll try to increase automation if labor costs rise. That’s fine. But lots of work simply cannot at this time be efficiently automated. This is not an argument for keeping that work offshore. Labor costs and the purchasing power of better-paid workers work toward equilibrium. I’d rather the work go to robots and machines built and maintained by Americans in American factories than Chinese and Mexican peasants. Onshoring won’t cause any fewer American jobs than offshoring. It will result in many more jobs, regardless of the level of automation. And, to repeat myself, a lack of immigration will cause… Read more »

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RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

Restricting immigration combined with “on-shoring” will at the very least cause labor markets to tighten and housing prices to fall which could actually lead to a baby-boom if a household could be supported on a single income.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

Productivity. (Productivity and wages used to mirror each other. Since the ’70s productivity is way up and wages have been flat-ish.) https://wtfhappenedin1971.com/

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  RoBG
4 days ago

Wages measured as percentage GDP are less than half what hey were fifty years ago.

sentry
sentry
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

Automation is going to destroy millions of jobs (but apparently only for White Americans), so we need more UBI and government wealth redistribution!”
You are being grifted.
i actually believe most videos of robots are cgi animations, no real skynet progress is being made.
you tell me if this doesn’t look like hollywood bullshit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn3KWM1kuAw

Sandmich
Reply to  sentry
4 days ago

As someone who has spent most of his adult life supporting manufacturing the whole automation thing seems ill grounded for a number of reasons. First, lets just get this out the way: there’s not a lot of people who can do it well. You’re going to be lucky enough to find someone who can feed material into a machine and push a button without blowing anything up. Second, it’s radically expensive; yes it can pay for itself if it replaces expensive labor but it’s almost never that clean cut because… Third, you can’t fire machines. If you’re an apple grower… Read more »

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Sandmich
4 days ago

I’m in a similar role.

They tried limited automation in the plant I support and they found the machines were simply not accurate or reliable enough to replace manual labor on our products at our production volumes.

I know of a Swedish consultancy that are excellent at industrial automation. Everyone of their staff are super sharp.

The one plant I have seen them operate is a very limited product mix.

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abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  sentry
4 days ago

Its highly scripted but quite real. I’m somewhat familiar with systems to do that kind of thing and its not that much harder than controls automation really.
We have self driving cars on the road now and self driving trucks in Texas (made by Google) as well.
This is why there is such a push against the deplorables. They just have had the last few rungs of the economic ladder kicked out from under them by lockdowns and soon more automation.
Its moving too “socialism or death” and the deplorables do not want socialism.

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

Unless the work is bespoke deliberately choosing men over machines is make work unless its cheaper migrant labor which is essentially greed to the point of treason if you ask me.

Member
Reply to  abprosper
4 days ago

I like your input here AB but I think you sometimes make the problems seem a bit bigger than they really are. Prefer men over women, Americans over foreigners, and sure, careful custom work over sloppy mass produced crap, stop subsidizing fake “higher” education for idiots, stop propping up housing costs with government loans, stop immigration – you’re 90% of the way to higher birthrates, affordable housing, and an end to the sex and class wars. Sadly, I think ol’ comrade Stalin had it right. Show me a problem and I’ll show you a man, no man, no problem. The… Read more »

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  pozymandias
4 days ago

I do not disagree with many of your solutions but I will remind you that the birth dearth began in 1972 when most of the negative conditions we face now were much smaller. A decent argument could be made that the natural low fertility was it in the 1930’s and that the after war boost was a bubble too. Planned obsolescence as a mainstream issue is a hundred years old at least. These aren’t issues you can fix with policy tweaks. They are integral to the culture, Beyond that a DR Republic will probably come after a civil war with… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

is that you jeb?

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

Caveat, military tech I’m not sure having a dated manufacturing base matters all that much in a closed economy.
Heck if we went isolationist we could even get by with a somewhat backward military as well.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  abprosper
3 days ago

or no standing army at all!

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Karl McHungus
3 days ago

Facing a rival nation with 4 times our population and advanced tech probably necessitates a standing army alas, though I’d like just a standing Navy and a string modernized nuclear deterrent.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

In the last Farm Bill they included language preventing any aid from being used for automation. Cheap labor über alles.

David
David
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

Yeah the automation claim is way over exaggerated. China, india, and mexico comprise hundreds of millions of jobs that were born in the US. More importantly, our tax payer funded US navy is protecting the global transport and supply chain for these foreign competitors goods for FREE. Theres no way theyd travel safely across the world at a cost cheaper than our own products, without our own taxes paying our military to protect them. Its a godamn clown world trade network burning us at both ends.

BTP
Member
Reply to  Drew
4 days ago

It may be that automation has had a negative effect on the number of manufacturing jobs. However, allowing jobs to be moved offshore will clearly also have a negative effect on the number of manufacturing jobs. There is usually more than one reason for things happening in an economy.

anonymous
anonymous
4 days ago

The big technology companies are the most successful thing going economically in the United States; the Europeans, who have nothing to compare to a Facebook or a Google, resent them and fear them; Democrats hate them, blaming Facebook for the election of Trump in 2016.” Aughghgh! Facebook is not “technology” – it’s a shitty myspace clone written in a few weekends by a Harvard teen turned political sociopath once he had money rain down on him by the random hand of the network effect. The gas turbine is a technology. Optical tweezers are a technology. Photolithography – what makes all… Read more »

Nunnya Bidnez, jr
Nunnya Bidnez, jr
Reply to  anonymous
4 days ago

“Optical tweezers”
Wow, haven’t heard anyone mention that in twenty years.
Last I heard it was being used to manipulate DNA strands.
Can you provide any interesting links??

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  anonymous
4 days ago

it also doesn’t manufacture anything, so it doesn’t employ many people. funny enough, because of that, the big tech companies are now moving out of cali because there is no need to be close to suppliers (because there are no suppliers!).

Sandmich
Reply to  anonymous
4 days ago

I can see some…logic to being ruled by the likes of Microsoft and Apple since they have actual engineering staffs and release actual products. I’d still hate them, but at least there is a value proposition that be argued in what they do. Companies like Twitter, GoDaddy, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, etc. are just grift operations. Their products are no more than ‘roided up spreadsheets and to call them “tech companies” is like calling my house a “nuclear power concern” because that’s what powers my morning toaster.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Sandmich
4 days ago

oh lord, a MS ruled society would blue screen in a year.

Epaminondas
Member
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

We’re headed into a hi-tech dark age.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Epaminondas
4 days ago

Tend to agree,  but rather than big software I think it is the over-reach of the Green energy pseudo religion and its almost certain failure that will put a good part of the world into what I’d call on a soft Dark Age.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
4 days ago

Uh, that’s basically the stated plan of the World Economic Forum’s, “Great Reset.”

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

It’s clear that they’re moving to Windows as a subscriber service where you don’t own any of it. That should raise some alarm bells among the Libertarians, and the CivNats.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  RoBG
4 days ago

That’s the Thing in investing, now, subscriber services such as Salesforce rather than buying and tweaking new releases.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  RoBG
3 days ago

that’s why i am sticking with Win7 😛 run linux on my home laptop, with a win7 VM. win10 should pay users to have it on their machine, as MS uses *your* machine to run ads to you.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  anonymous
4 days ago

Same for Twitter, Instagram, etc.
And Google hasn’t really had a strong innovation in a long time. A good search engine is nothing special anymore, nor is Maps. They want to be an AI company, but are purposefully lobotomizing their algorithms in the name of social justice.
As for web services with AWS and others, there’s nothing impressive about buying thousands of servers and putting them on a farm.
They really don’t realize what a paper tiger our technology really is.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  anonymous
4 days ago

I just watched what I think is a Spielberg movie, called “Enter Player One”. I. Think. Anywho,,, the nerdy, socially dysfunctional tech wizard is held up almost like a saint. It reminds me of a dot-head, Demi-nogger that was a customer of mine telling me how she LOVED and admired and looked up to Zuckerberg. I never heard anyone say that about a tech guy. But Jobs had a few movies made about him

My point is that there is a strange worship of these guys.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

ever seen what young speilberg looked like?

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

Musk is not as bad as Gates, Zuck, Dorsey et al, but their is a fanboi cult around him. At least Musk actually builds things that work, though they require subsidies.

RoBG
RoBG
Reply to  skeptic16
4 days ago

Informal poll: How many of you have ever encountered a Tesla car in your day-to-day lives? I know some States are pretending to go ALL ELECTRIC (car-wise) by 20XX. But the infrastructure doesn’t exist. I do not get their stock valuation in the Casino.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  RoBG
4 days ago

An office woman where I work has one. Not common but not super rare around my way.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  RoBG
4 days ago

I drive by an actual Tesla dealer 20 miles north of the home of the Z-man to get my back un-gefucked by my Chiropractor.
See the occasional car on the roads.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Bilejones
4 days ago

In other words, you live within shouting distance of the gilded Imperial Capital. In Jesusland they’re as rare as hen’s teeth.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  RoBG
4 days ago

Tesla is a unicorn that farts rainbows to the scientism cult.

It will have insane valuation until it doesn’t.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
3 days ago

well, it’s a bit more than a unicorn. any particular reason some people here are down on Tesla?

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  RoBG
3 days ago

they are all over like fertilizer, in socal (guessing norcal too).

skeptic16
skeptic16
Member
Reply to  anonymous
4 days ago

You are ignoring that these technological marvels allow the US to lead the world in cat videos both quantitatively and qualitatively.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  anonymous
4 days ago

“Black boxes plugged in together, ” is the type of work that is often, but not always, disguised under the title, “Systems Engineer.”

Member
Reply to  anonymous
4 days ago

I actually blame Microsoft for starting this trend and talking about all their shit ideas as “technology”. I think they started that in the 90s. Before that all technology could pass the “kick test”. If you can kick it, it’s technology. It was doubly infuriating to me because I knew that most of their “innovations” were just ideas other people had been doing for years which they renamed and sold to their moronic customers as something new. I still get angry when I think about how they hyped up the fact their new versions of Windows could multitask – 10… Read more »

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  pozymandias
3 days ago

here’s how bad ms is. before they rolled out win 1.0, they owned a unix variant that was fully multi tasking and multi user. they could have put a gui on top of that very easily, and leap frogged apple. but billy g hated unix for some unfathomable sperg reason, so he made them put the gui (win 1) on top of ms-dos?!

Jack Boniface
Jack Boniface
Member
4 days ago

Here’s a great quote from Williamson in his “End of the GOP” column of Jan. 12, which sums up his and NR’s attitude: “I have met the people, I know them well. And if this country has any future, it is with the Establishment. The People are insane. Meet the People:…” There follows a picture of the Viking protester, Jacob Anthony Chansley, his face painted red, white and blue while holding an American flag.

Screwtape
Screwtape
Reply to  Jack Boniface
4 days ago

Another advantage of having the panty-twisted overlords going full retard and waking up the proles is that once one recognizes the hate it becomes easier to see it. And it is everywhere. One needn’t dissect these wannabe ivory tower pieces, on the “right” or down the official NYT/NPR pipe alike, to find straight statements of hate. They still torture english and turn the truth into an inside-out pig, but they tell you quite plainly that they hate you. They can’t help it. Their own anxiety and insecurity over their tenuous status and economic position predicated on peddling lies bleeds out… Read more »

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  Jack Boniface
4 days ago

I can’t believe that. How could he get away with that? Was “People” capitalized?

abprosper
abprosper
Reply to  Jack Boniface
4 days ago

The GOPe has long been overrun with Fake Conservatism , Conservatism is an attitudes type like this guy. You know the sort “sure he does unspeakable things to children and robs his country blind but what lovely bow tie and suit , such a conservative at heart.” The reality is Actual Conservatism is policy, minimal foreign intervention, economic nationalism and social conservatism. The exact views run out of the party years ago. This is why almost no one under like 70 and who isn’t a Country Clubber pays any mind to these dorks and they exist by grifting and by… Read more »

Shane
Shane
4 days ago

Hi Z, Very interesting article on your behalf but I think the comment regarding lefty to be a bit optimistic, notable exception being Glenn Greenwald notwithstanding. I agree that there is sense of hubristic triumphalism on steroids from the left regarding the latest round of de-platforming and a possible Auto de fe of the Orange Man. They do have they’re narrative, repulsive though it is and it’s being rammed into the public consciousnesshttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/07/capitol-hill-trump-rioters-race-power The rioting during the summer in the UK and USA has been memory holes. I come from one of the province’s of the Empire and the collective… Read more »

Sandmich
Reply to  thezman
4 days ago

Someone else here pointed out Merkel raising an eyebrow at the goings-on. The woman is arguably a European Communist and yet may be having second thoughts to hosting so many troops from what is turning out to be a hostile power.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Sandmich
4 days ago

Merkel originally East German, when the Stasi was in full force.

She knows exactly what big tech is, and I don’t think she likes it, at all.

Liposome
Liposome
Reply to  Sandmich
4 days ago

Don’t trust a single syllable that comes out of that “woman’s” mouth. Says this German.
In related news, rumors are becoming louder over here that she is a lesbian, with her marriage all camouflage. Interestingly, her husband, an accomplished chemistry professor who used to appear with her in public quite a bit, hasn’t been seen with her more than a year. One wonders what kind of contract he has been made to sign.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Liposome
3 days ago

could a woman who dances like this, be a lesbian? https://youtu.be/CbbrcaQmdJ0?t=4

i think not 😛

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  thezman
4 days ago

How do you know?

Goolagong
Goolagong
Reply to  Shane
4 days ago

US rioting was magnitudes worse(duration,scope,destruction) than anywhere else in the West.
I wonder why?

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Goolagong
4 days ago

But, the BLM rioting in the Anglosphere still continues…

tarstarkas
tarstarkas
Reply to  Shane
4 days ago

If they had been black, they wouldn’t be “rioters,” they would have been “peaceful protestors” practicing “democracy”
None of them would be on their way to jail.
The murderer who shot a mother of 3 for no reason whatsoever would be in jail right now without bail.

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Shane
4 days ago

I have been trying to make the best of my trial subscription at a UK Financial site that shall remain nameless https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.0.1/svg/1f4a9.svg, pointing out the abject hypocrisy of hysteria to damn and prosecute the so-called Insurrection, while the BLM and Antifa Riots of the past year that resulted in for more deaths and destruction, resulted in virtually no prosecutions.

David Wright
Member
4 days ago

Just because one doesn’t have a living memory of some leading figure does not mean they can’t understand or even want to return to the politics of that time. Of course with Reagan I do remember and I don’t want to go back to that. Coolidge maybe. The level of control politically and culturally held by our idiot masters is still astounding. I went to a Barnes and Noble the other day (still there) and Obama’s book was prominent everywhere. I mean all over, laying flat one after another taking up three frickin tables, not stacked. It was as if… Read more »

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  David Wright
4 days ago

I went to a Barnes and Noble the other day (still there) and Obama’s book was prominent everywhere. I mean all over, laying flat one after another taking up three frickin tables, not stacked. It was as if nothing else had been written in years. Somewhere buried to the side was a small book titled to the effect, Stupid shit Trumps says. It is a great shame that all large book stores now shove woke garbage in one’s face, regardless of where one may be. When I visited Boston a couple of years back, I went into the Barnes and… Read more »

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  OrangeFrog
4 days ago

I just saw yesterday that the number one bestseller on Amazon is George Orwell’s “1984.” When was that written, in the 1940’s? Another question I have, is it being read by concerned citizens as a warning, or by our enemies as an instruction manual?

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OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Wolf Barney
4 days ago

Heh. Orwell’s book remains the most terrifying thing that I have ever read. I found it more terrifying than any of Solzhenitsyn’s works.

I would wager that most people are purchasing it because both ‘left’ and ‘right’ claim that our world is heading toward just such a totalitarian position. That is one thing they can agree on, I suppose. So I am going with ‘concerned citizens’ on this one.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
4 days ago

If you haven’t you should read Huxley’s Brave New World. Our future is an amalgam of Both Huxley and Orwell.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Wolf Barney
4 days ago

it was written in 1948 🙂 hence the title

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Wolf Barney
4 days ago

Meanwhile Twitter has banned the hashtag #1984

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
4 days ago

Are you being serious? They did?

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

Jack claims, “numeric hashtags are not permitted.”

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
4 days ago

So we can go with #fourteeneightyeight?

WCiv...---...
WCiv...---...
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
4 days ago

1619 maybe?

Higgs Boson
Higgs Boson
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

Yes, the microdosing moron did ban that hashtag.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
4 days ago

They. Are like a 12 year girl who was left in charge while the teacher went to take a phone call

Damian
Damian
Reply to  Wolf Barney
4 days ago

Orwell (Eric Blair was his real name) was originally going to title it ‘The Last Man in Europe’. He got the main idea from the Tehran conference where the world would be divided up into spheres of influence. I think his view of the govt statements/newspapers was taken from his experience in the UK in the run up to and during WW2. He mentions it a lot in his diaries. It was originally going to be called 1980 but was delayed for a few years as he had TB, so it changed to 1982 then 1984. He died soon after… Read more »

Mark Moncrieff
Reply to  Damian
3 days ago

The book was originally entitled 1948, which was then current year. The publisher said they would not publish the book with that title, so he crossed it out and wrote 1984.

David Wright
Member
Reply to  OrangeFrog
4 days ago

Regarding the smug self satisfaction these people display reminds me of Jim Goad’s description as the new church ladies.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  OrangeFrog
4 days ago

the sanctimonious titles of today

The. Worst. Its all about struggle and perseverance. Its almost 6th grader level

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

“almost 6th grader level”, I told ya the 5th grade was hell

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  OrangeFrog
4 days ago

I’d love to study the H man., I don’t believe anything I was taught about him. I believe I have what my leftist enemies would call an “open mind” on the subject!

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

Well, The Last Days of Hitler is rather short, and very considered. There is no emotional wailing about the evils of the man. Just well reasoned judgement on one subject only: his last days and the author’s investigation of his whereabouts immediately after the fall of Berlin. Perhaps the most stunning thing about the book (who’s first edition was published in 1946) is the introduction to the 3rd edition, which was published in 1956. In this introduction the author details how many questions he had had about the Russian’s knowledge of Hitler’s demise were answered by a wave of German… Read more »

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  OrangeFrog
4 days ago

My. Understanding of the Hman and the nazi’s didn’t really become the villains we know today until almost the 80s. Although, I remember hearing a song from the 30s or 40s called “the man with the little mustache has got to go”.

thanks for the suggestion!

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Hi-yah!
3 days ago

that isn’t quite accurate. the holocaust wasn’t much mentioned in the media; see The Producers, for example. made in 1967, by a jewish writer/director, about a play named “Springtime For Hitler” played for laughs.

nazis in the movies were shown in the context of the war, so they didn’t have to be made into “villians” as they were portrayed as “enemies”. the left was more likely then to call someone a fascist, than a nazi.

i would say the 80’s were around the time when nazis were portrayed post-war, and made into plain evil doers.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago
Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

I have sampled Nietzsche  and he is great. Very disjointed but plenty of potential quotes. It’s not just voyeuristic abysses. https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.0.1/svg/1f608.svg

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  Ben the Layabout
4 days ago

I bet he was a good writer. Frued was a great writer, beautiful writer but made a lot of mistakes.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

I’ve only listened to that Richard strauss’ Tone poem. And heard some abridged criticisms from Chesterton

Damian
Damian
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

David Irwin wrote a book about H that he researched for 10 years. I’ve not read it but I will do so within the next 6 months. DI tends to ski off-piste in his analysis so it may or may not be your thing.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Hi-yah!
4 days ago

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, by Shirer is a good place to start. He was actually in Germany during the rise of the NSDAP.

nailheadtom
Reply to  OrangeFrog
4 days ago

Famous political figures are too busy to write their own autobiographies.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  David Wright
4 days ago

I also welcome almost any alternative. We are long way down the road to China. The repression is not as violent…yet. But it’s coming. And as Z says, in 100 years China will still be full of Chinese.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  DLS
4 days ago

maybe, maybe not. what are the chances they self-immolate? or set off a hot war they lose badly? pretty good i would say.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

Perhaps, but I can’t foresee who would go to war with them. Most of the US leadership is bribed to look the other way. It’s pretty amazing what a cheap date our politicians have been. Trillions in gains for the CCP for a few million to the families of the DC kleptocracy. I also can’t see Europe having any will to fight them. As long as they play it smart, they can pretty much run the board.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  DLS
4 days ago

yeah, but that was when they didn’t own the country. thinking of the hitler/stalin pact and how that worked out. i might be wrong, and we all end up working in a paddy. but i think the dems will fuck with china much more vigorously than trump ever did.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  DLS
4 days ago

China’s history of internecine strife is longer and bloodier than that of the English speaking people. Just last year, as the Wuhan lockdown was ending, there was a conflict on a bridge that connects Hubei (Wuhan) and Jiangxi provinces, with the Jiangxi police teaming up with regular citizens to lay a beating on Hubei residents who tried to cross the bridge. There are linguistic differences throughout China that help fuel regionalism. too. I know that predicting the economic collapse of China is old hat, but someday the downturn will come and it remains to be seen if the residents hinterlands… Read more »

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  KGB
4 days ago

I’ve puzzled over China’s long history of civil wars, since they had no J**s to blame it on.

Ethnic and urban divisions, of course!
Thank you for solving this mystery.

The Mandarin eunuchs took only 3 generations to reduce China to rubble. Academia does have its downside.

Sandmich
Reply to  DLS
4 days ago

I always thought that too, but a lot of Chinese have dunk the multi-culti jungle juice (recall how many of their mid-tier elites went to American universities). While I was there for a brief stay I saw where the Han coasties imported labor from the non-Han hinterlands. Not a lot to be sure, but it’s a brief walk from that to importing a bunch of Afghans, etc under the guise that they’ve always been a Chinese province of sorts.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Sandmich
4 days ago

They are forcibly sterilizing and brainwashing their Uighers and bragging about it on Twitter. Jack Ma has been missing for months. Any government that can do that is under no pressure to go woke anytime soon. The CCP can import as much labor as they want without having any pressure to make them citizens. Even if they did, their citizens votes count for even less than ours.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  DLS
4 days ago

what is a problem for china is their males are just as soyed up as our. they are all fap addicts and only interested in video games. plus many families only have one kid, so are loathe to give him up for a war.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

what is a problem for china…..so are loathe to give him up for a war.

That would be a strength, not a “problem”.

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Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  David Wright
4 days ago

The Children’s section is somehow even worse. It’s mostly gay shit, girl power, and anti-racism. The ones directed at boys have some cucked titles like “A Good Boy doesn’t need to slay Dragons”.
One of my favorite childhood memories was going to the book store, and they took that away from us.

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David Wright
Member
Reply to  Chet Rollins
4 days ago

I stumbled upon two womyn at the self improvement section. A quick glance revealed two big bookcases of witchcraft and astrology. They looked somewhat deranged. Witches are real.

Vizzini
Vizzini
Reply to  David Wright
4 days ago

And they burn!

Crispin
Crispin
Reply to  Vizzini
4 days ago

Burn dinner, mostly.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Crispin
3 days ago

haha nicely played!

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  Chet Rollins
4 days ago

When my wife and I went into a Barnes and Noble looking for kids books a couple of years ago that was stunning. They still had some good choices, but you had to go looking for them. Everything on display was woke propaganda. Based on how the shelves looked it doesn’t sell well either.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Barnard
4 days ago

Go to antique malls and yard sales (I realize the latter may be few in the age of the Fauxdemic). Buy old Golden Books or anything published before 1965. Buy old books at ThriftBooks.com, or anywhere else you can find them. Boycott modern, woke publishers and their propaganda.

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  3g4me
4 days ago

That is mostly what we have done. We noticed as we have built our collection that the change to making sure children’s books had diversity in them started the late 60s to early 70s. Of course the problem with older copies is that most them are deteriorating, especially if you regularly read them to your kids. Updated editions of Little Golden Books will be edited to include diverse characters.

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Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
Reply to  3g4me
3 days ago

Go to library book sales. Most have a children’s section with old books.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Chet Rollins
4 days ago

Children’s books today are pure pozz.

Hi-yah!
Hi-yah!
Reply to  Chet Rollins
4 days ago

Disgusting. I went to a library. In Falls. Church and they. Had. Displayed “Two Boys Kissing”.. I complained but was told it was popular

Lucius Sulla
Lucius Sulla
Reply to  David Wright
4 days ago

Perhaps Barnes & Noble and the like are a great place to begin leaving post-it notes. Whether on the shelves or inside the most woke books.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Lucius Sulla
4 days ago

I’m availing myself of TV while at my Biden besty’s place. The drum of visual wokedness is unrelenting.

I swear North Koreans must run the media and marketing companies. Pretty soon they’ll make the ‘off’ button illegal.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  Alzaebo
4 days ago

at least you’ll know who dropped the dime on you, when the knock comes on the door 🙂

Ben the Layabout
Ben the Layabout
Reply to  Alzaebo
4 days ago

That may not be a joke. I think it’s in Gulag Archipelago where was mentioned that you could end up going to prison for merely not listening to the appropriate radio broadcasts as well as for listening to the inappropriate ones.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Alzaebo
4 days ago

The missing off button at all airport TV’s has now been found. CNN is pulling out of the deal and will no longer pay to be the sole broadcaster.
Not enough travelers apparently.

PauliT
PauliT
4 days ago

Anyone doing research on William Buckley should be advised to use only audio recordings of him. Watching videos of him crossing his legs like a woman are painful to watch if your a guy. How did he do that anyway?

OrangeFrog
OrangeFrog
Reply to  PauliT
4 days ago

Tiny dick and balls? No ‘man-bits’?

I remember watching clips of him from Firing Line, and always found the most repulsive thing about him to be his ‘reptilian facial expressions’. I cannot really explain further. Of course, in those days I thought he was quite the devoted conservative. Oh well.

Karl McHungus
Karl McHungus
Reply to  PauliT
4 days ago

you realize buckley was a homo, yes?

CompscI
CompscI
Reply to  Karl McHungus
4 days ago

Well, no. Your cited ref’s for this? Of course, his marriage and family were just a ploy to keep from being outed I suppose.