Radicalizing Ron

Memorial Day is a little more than a week away and it is both the unofficial start of summer and the start of the presidential campaign season. Look for Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis to make it official with a kick-off event over the long weekend. Tim Scott may also jump into the race, as he set up an exploratory committee in April, which usually precedes an official announcement. That will bring the field to nine on the Republican side and two on the Democratic side.

In theory, when you run for office, you are running on a platform that you think makes you the best man for the job. In reality, the first step is to run for the nomination, which revolves around being the best chance to win the general election. You may have a great plan for the office, but if you have no chance to win the general election, the voters are not going to support you in the primary. This is why Vivek Ramaswamy will be this cycle’s Andrew Yang.

Normally, the out of office party has a scramble in their primary, where the candidates make their case for being the nominee. It is one part personality contest and one part argument for beating the incumbent. In the case of the Republicans, this would normally mean who offers the best shot to beat Biden. If it is an open seat where both parties are seeking a fresh face, then the primaries tend to devolve into who has the most institutional support in their respective party.

This is what made the 2016 presidential election so rare. Both parties should have had a scramble, but the Democrats rigged their primary in favor of Clinton. The Republicans were ready to rig their primary for Jeb Bush. That way the party insiders could relive the 1990’s with a Bush – Clinton rubber match. Trump wrecked that for the Republicans by changing the calculus of the primary. He made the race into a no confidence vote for the party and the political establishment.

Fast forward to the upcoming Republican primary and the party has the same problem plus additional problems. The base of the party is still very salty with regards to the party leadership and the political establishment. That turned up in the midterm where turnout was tepid in many races. Last week the Republicans lost a sure thing election in Colorado to a random African. They just lost the Jacksonville Florida mayor’s race, despite having huge advantage in money.

Of course, Trump is even more of a middle-finger to the system now than he was in 2016, which strengthens his appeal to disaffected primary voters. The people the voters hate have been waging jihad against Trump since he left office. No one talks about what he did or did not do in office, because the media is full of threats and warnings about Trump and the people who support him. When Biden warned about white supremacy the other day, every Trump voter got the message.

That is the new element to this cycle. Donald Trump is a rich man who could retire from politics and enjoy himself. He could spend his time doing what he truly loves, which is real estate schemes. Whatever you think about the man, he is really good at real estate schemes, and he has a passion for it. Instead, he chooses to be a martyr in a political fight against the full force of the regime. The sorts of people who keep the country going are naturally sympathetic to what Trump is doing.

This is why none of the other options in the Republican primary have a chance to win the nomination, barring extraordinary events. Dreary dullards like Asa Hutchinson, Nikki Haley and Mike Pence can operate only as avatars for what Trump the political symbol represents, which is a rejection of the establishment. The party would be better served by putting cardboard cutouts of various party hacks on stage. Trump making fun of a silhouette of Mitch McConnell would make good television.

Interestingly, the one candidate who seems to understand what is going to happen is Vivek Ramaswamy, who avoids talking about Trump. He has a lot of money which is how he buys his way onto Fox News interviews. In those appearances, he is careful to avoid the Trump issue. Instead, he repeats Trump issues and makes an entertaining complaint against the system. Again, he has no chance, but he seems to get the problem the GOP field is facing.

This is the problem DeSantis faces. He is the only plausible alternative to Trump, but if he attacks Trump, he will sound like the establishment sissies and media rage heads who have been attacking Trump for close to a decade. On the other hand, his path to victory is to argue that he has a better chance of winning the general election than Trump and that is going to require a direct comparison between himself as a candidate and Trump as the well-known public figure.

One clue as to how Team DeSantis is going to try and square that circle is by staking out positions to the right of Trump on things like immigration. He just signed a bill enforcing the states labor laws with regards to migrant workers. The new law requires employers to use E-Verify when hiring. This is something that sets DeSantis apart from the party establishment, but it also puts him to the right of Trump, who keeps doing the legal versus illegal immigration thing.

This is just one issue. DeSantis has already made himself a champion of children with his tough stance on the groomer issue. He has come under fire from the degenerate community over this stuff, with the libertarians leading the charge against his policies toward the Disney corporation. As a political matter, if you have the rainbow warriors and the libertarians attacking you, then you will get a fair hearing from the sorts of people who vote in Republican primaries.

This may be why the regime is worried about DeSantis. His only path to victory is to move the Overton window away from where the regime wants it. Inevitably, Trump will seek to outflank DeSantis on these issues. Imagine Trump taking on the trannies and you can see why Washington is worried. Throw in the opportunistic and entertaining Ramaswamy and the gap between the Cloud People and the Dirt People could become an impossible to ignore chasm by 2024.

That may be the ironic twist to the effort to stop Trump. Ron DeSantis is supposed to be Trumpism without Trump, but in the end, he may be a radicalizing agent that shifts the party base further toward a revolt against the regime. In order to avoid being called Neocon Ron, DeSantis will have to be Radical Ron and in so doing he will help legitimize a radical rejection of regime morality. Opposing the regime moves from instinctive reaction to a radical imperative.


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Hokkoda
Member
11 months ago

The more they “radicalize Ron” the more voters (if there is such a thing any more) will see that he’s the latest incarnation of Promises, Promises, Republicans. The more he poses and preens the more you realize we’ve heard this baloney from the Bush wing of the party for decades. They don’t mean a word of it. We have actual data now to show how much better things were under Trump. His CNN interview should scare the hell out of the grifters in the political class. They are all unnecessary. Nonessential. Useless. They already poured millions into DeSantis to see… Read more »

Gman
Gman
Member
11 months ago

Interesting and insightful essay. Greetings from Florence, Italy, where the status quo of grindingly incompetent socialist bureaucracy may be ever so slightly displaced by the emergence of that unexpected variant, Giorgia Meloni….

Davidcito
Davidcito
11 months ago

None of this matters until mail in ballots are addressed. My entire county had private trump parades with people in costume and trucks flying banners, some houses covered in expensive billboards and flags, but thanks to record “turn out” from the third world Barbarian part of town where someone is killed every week, we apparently voted for Biden.

Vxxc
Vxxc
11 months ago

The system expires with Biden’s last breath. No bench, no election puts Humpty Dumpty back together.

At the price of geriatrics getting rid of an obnoxious party crasher they burnt down their own house.

Just to Fed Poast, Biden’s expiration will you’ll see be M day. It will just happen, and the roads from DC will be jammed before he’s in the ground.

Whiskey
Whiskey
11 months ago

If you read the FT, People Magazine for Davos, you can see interesting signals. The Hindu version of Al Sharpton, Janan Ganesh, wrote a piece basically saying the peasants are revolting and its time to krush the kulaks. He went full Pol Pot and you never go full Pol Pot. He can taste blood so bad he is beside himself. I’ve seen other things in the media like that. And Biden gave another “dirt people = yatzees” speech. My guess is that the Elites really feel the need to crush and humiliate the dirts. Who got just too uppity. Neither… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Whiskey
11 months ago

They’re going to have to nationalize the auto industry to make electric cars as widespread as they claim to want. No biggie, they’ve already done that a couple of times before.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Whiskey
11 months ago

The Regime is at war with anyone who disagrees with it, and “it” changes hourly. Most of what the Regime does is ad hoc, and we need to avoid the trap of thinking it is rational and the result of some master plan. Long term the Regime fails. The problem is it may attempt some retarded outright genocide or get everyone nuked. It is simultaneously stupid and insane, which is a very deadly combination. And, yes, it is very feminine, which makes it all the more psychotic. Focus on food , water and shelter because the immediate concern is short-term… Read more »

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
11 months ago

my view on politics is sort of personal. Like I like the guys of NJP because I find them much more easy to get along with even if they are more “extreme” than DeSantis and his brand of conservatism. But I feel that politics is sort of a two axis thing. It’s not economic on one hand and cultural on the other but between how liberal or conservative you are and how seriously you take yourself. Like one extreme of the far right would be Ted Cruz and on one end would be Alex Jones or Dave Smith. On on… Read more »

Jed
Jed
Member
11 months ago

There are three Democrats running, not two: Grandpa Perv, RFK Jr, and Marianne Williamson. Only RFK Jr has a chance to inflict some pain on Biden though.

I don’t for the life of me understand why Trump doesn’t cut a deal with DeSantis, anointing him as VP. Trump serves out his final four, DeSantis moves in for a possible eight.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Jed
11 months ago

The Jeb endorsement ought to tell you everything you need to know

Steve w
Steve w
Reply to  Jed
11 months ago

The answer might be that DeSantis won’t accept such a deal. Politically he has the wind at his back; he doesn’t need Trump as much as Trump needs him; he’s not an old man in a hurry. To go down in flames in November 2024 as “Trump’s lackey” would doom any prospect for DeSantis in 2028 (as dim as that prospect is, for any GOP candidate).

Vinnyvete
Vinnyvete
Reply to  Steve w
11 months ago

After Trump wins the nomination, which he will. Then you’ll see Trump offering DeSantis the VP slot.
Trump / DeSantis is the only way the Republicans party can beat the democrats.
Trump brings all things Trump, DeSantis brings the typical Republican milquetoast persona with legitimate policy wins in Florida.
Trumps the salesman, DeSantis is the hard policy wonk.

miforest
miforest
11 months ago

Enough with the GOP already! they will be crushed by the dominion voting machines in 2024. Support RFK jr, they will rig it against him bit hopefully with enough support we could keep him in front of the cameras talking about things NEITHER party wants to see the light of day!

Larval
Larval
Reply to  miforest
11 months ago

Agree × 1,000,000

Davidcito
Davidcito
Reply to  miforest
11 months ago

The voting machines only logged erratic data because of the mail in ballot effect. Even cnn reported on mail in ballot scams in 2012. It may not even be illegal to blanket your stronghold with them, but such a high percentage are meddled with, fraud is inevitable. Unless we hear that Elon musk and Peter thiel go head to head with zuckerberg and Bloomberg in the battle of direct mail, we can expect the the Bergs to spend close to a billion on mail in ballots in blak communities in swing states. Even left wing cesspool Reddit was gushing over… Read more »

Guest
Guest
11 months ago

I wouldn’t make too much of the Colorado Springs race for two reasons. First, most mayoral elections in Colorado are non-partisan and they take place in odd election cycles, so turnout is abysmal. Second, the Colorado election system has been completely compromised since they went to 100% mail-in voting, coupled with automatic registration and motor voter registration. Every applicant for a Colorado Drivers License (or Identification Card) is automatically registered to vote at the DMV, unless they affirmatively opt out of registration. Once registered, a ballot is automatically printed and sent to the address given the DMV. The Democratic party… Read more »

Eloi
Eloi
Reply to  Guest
11 months ago

I agree with everything you said except for your first sentence. The issue is that this chicanery abounds everywhere; therefore, we should recognize it is a big deal – as it clearly illustrates what will continue to occur in the US.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Eloi
11 months ago

89% turnout in this week’s Turkish election and nobody said a word about it. Perhaps some of the wages of 2020 is that the GAE can no longer throw shade at suspicious looking elections around the world. You know they’d like to. They are not fans of Erdogan

RealityRules
RealityRules
Reply to  Guest
11 months ago

I think the points you make are precisely the reason to think it is a big deal. The other problem is that these politicians can parlay this local success to success at the next level and so on.

Luber
Luber
11 months ago

Ron wasn’t and isn’t a champion of children. That’s very low-info normie propaganda. Just go read the damn bills or watch the debates they have.

Ron’s cool with trannies as long as it’s 4 grade and above. The bill also explicitly carved out an exception for trannies to talk to Kindergarten kids about tranny shit as long as they don’t teach it.

We call him Deep State Desantis in Florida for a reason. He wasn’t serving lunch at Guantanamo after all.

NoOneAtAll
NoOneAtAll
Reply to  Luber
11 months ago

If you wont settle for incremental progress you had best learn to be happy with none at all. The left knocked the country to bits one little chip at a time and here go otherwise smart people on the right that demand the whole thing be put completely back together tomorrow or to hell with it.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  NoOneAtAll
11 months ago

It’s because the clock is running out (in truth, has run out) due to demographics

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

Whole lotta brand new Normie Cons showing up chez Z.

SMDHing.

What the hell kinda odious turdish toady personality would you have to possess to agree to sock puppet on behalf of establishmentarian republicuckism?

Does the establishment even pay minimum wage for trolling websites?

Or do you get paid in “favors” [courtesy of Comet Ping Pong Pizza]?

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On the optimistic side of things, I just saw my first ever “AZ Quotes” poasted at Free Republic:

https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4154154/posts#7

https://www.azquotes.com/author/247-Saul_Alinsky

Is the Saxon beginning to hate?

Pozymandias
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

You’re right to some degree but there’s something to be said for taking action to “spoil” the Left’s otherwise total victories. Among other things it may be profitable to hand the Left a crippled or paralyzed state that can later be broken up with some part or parts becoming the kernel of a new heritage nation. The clock has indeed already run out if the goal is some kind of normie-con 50 state Reagantopia. Then again, the Left, both nationally and globally, is trying to assemble a preposterous Frankenstein monster out of the rotting carcass of the US and a… Read more »

c matt
c matt
Reply to  NoOneAtAll
11 months ago

The problem with this approach is that for every piece that MAYBE gets put back temporarily and half-heartedly, ten new other ones are taken. One has to wonder if the approach of just letting it all burn down isn’t better.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Luber
11 months ago

Our elites *really* want trannies getting together with kids, just like they really wanted homo marriage 10-15 years ago. For those right wingers who want to call whatever they dislike “communism” or “fascism,” this drive towards the normalization of perversity is neither. Just stop trying to apply those terms to our current situation. Why do the elites want this so badly? I’m curious to hear explanations. I have two guesses. First, a significant proportion of our elite hate traditional whites and this is an excellent tool for further suppressing white birth rates and for demoralization and humiliation. Second, a significant… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

Once you accept that Michelle is a man, a whole lot of things start making sense

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

I have a guess. As postmodern relativists bent on the destruction of Western civilization, they seek to eradicate distinctions between normal and abnormal, and a key salient for that objective is sexuality. Thus we see the normalization of every manner of depravity and perversity. Once trannyism and child molestation have been normalized, they’ll move on to bestiality, if they haven’t already.

This behavior is Satanic, even if the majority of its practitioners are not formally Satanists.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

Ostei Kozelskii: “As postmodern relativists bent on the destruction of Western civilization, they seek to eradicate distinctions between normal and abnormal, and a key salient for that objective is sexuality.” I would strongly strongly strongly urge you to invert your sense of causality here. Rather than the intellect informing the licentious & lascivious predilections of the hominid, I would contend that you are duty-bound to force yourself to at least consider the likelihood that the licentious & lascivious predilections are informing the conscious intellect. I don’t think this stuff emanates from the forebrain; my guess is that it’s very mid-brain… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Bourbon
11 months ago

Bourbon suggests that Ostei “consider the likelihood that the licentious & lascivious predilections are informing the conscious intellect.”

This is why I suspect that there is a genetic component. Many of the people forcing trannies on us are part of the same group that pioneered tranny surgery in the 1920s in Germany.

I understand that people who see the world through religion will explain this as people succumbing to sin as opposed to acting on genetic predilections. I’m not sure how to decide between those worldviews.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Bourbon
11 months ago

The two are not mutually exclusive. A genetic predilection may exist, and the sin is in not overcoming it. No one said it was easy.

Eloi
Eloi
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

The second. Have you ever spent time looking at the artwork in their homes? Their activities are clearly the Dutreux affair times 1000. Their worship of baphomet is also a key component: baphomet is a hermaphroditic figure. Observe how often you see then give the hand signal and the one eyed sign. For those who think this is cuckoo, you should check out Vigilantcitizen.com for a visual primer. When you see how deeply all of the images they flash to us are steeped in occultism, you can begin to speculate how deeply they practice these activities behind closed doors. Until… Read more »

ray
ray
Reply to  Eloi
11 months ago

Yes, good catch there. The drive towards hermaphrodism by the elites is standard amongst their cults, modern and ancient. The Templar Baphomet is a good example. Another example are the fests of U.S. ‘elite’ in the bohemian goddess-groves of Monte Rio. The entire Monte Rio/Guerneville area is a notorious stronghold of homosexuals. Why are the elites of a ‘Christian’ nation celebrating goddesses, androgyny and homos? Yep Jezebel’s court was full of eunuchs too. If you study goddess-iconography in the District of Goddess Columbia and other East Coast centers of old money and old power (e.g., N.Y. and its androgynous Goddess… Read more »

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Eloi
11 months ago

There are entire TV shows devoted to the occultism of the Nazis, and how this only goes to confirm their evil. But somehow or other, this same treatment is never dished on the occultism visible in our Western elites’ inner sanctums. Hmm.

Davidcito
Davidcito
Reply to  Luber
11 months ago

Reddit is saying he banned all trans surgery in Florida at any age. is that true? I would just perform the surgery on their brains personally, but baby steps.

Luber
Luber
Reply to  Davidcito
11 months ago

I haven’t read that bill yet but 99% of what comes from the DeSantis’ camp is either designed to be toothless or does the opposite of what they claim.

The news on both sides then mischaracterize it as either a huge victory or devastating genocide, depending on their preferred narrative, with no relation to the facts.

The Greek
The Greek
11 months ago

Ron’s quick back stepping on the Ukraine issue was a big signal to the MIC and neocons that he wouldn’t try too hard getting in the way of their warmongering. Trump defiantly gave the correct answer on the issue in on the CNN town hall, much to the chagrin of the harpy hosting the event, which shows he doesn’t GAF what the establishment wants. He may move to the right on some issues, but nothing that really matters to the DC insiders.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  The Greek
11 months ago

It seems obvious at this point the primary goal of those putting up the money for DeSantis is to keep the Ukraine gravy train going or at least to downplay any debate over it. I have no opinion whatsoever about what DeSantis thinks or says. Trump likely will be taken down before he gets a chance to amplify his anti-war message. The election is an empty and pointless pageant.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Jack Dobson
11 months ago

eta:

I don’t even think those putting up the money for DeSantis think he has a shot in hell. They just don’t want the war or any of their other lucrative projects scrutinized. Frankly, even if it were demographically and numerically possible to elect a Republican in 2024, the backing of that party’s Establishment is so toxic it is the kiss of death. The GOP is a zombie and has been since W, who more or less finished it off, and Trump drawing an inside straight in 2016 doesn’t change that fact.

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

Interesting that even though neo-Ron is a fake, he wasn’t allowed to say anything reasonable about Ukraine—though his initial message improved his camouflage.

He’s run by such *absolute psychos* they won’t even let even their sheep-dipped wolf pretend to be sane.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Hemid
11 months ago

Yeah, that’s wild as hell. Unless DeSantis has a messiah complex or is straight up on the take, this is inexplicable.

Major Hoople
Major Hoople
Member
Reply to  Jack Dobson
11 months ago

I’ve always wondering how much a candidate rakes in for a run for President that’s strictly performative. Nimrata must be making a few good bucks. As for DeSantis, I’ve wondered why he didn’t just wait for 28. They must have offered him a heck of a deal. The view from the mountaintop they took him to must have been pretty nice, and all he has to do is what they tell him.

Carrie
Carrie
Reply to  Major Hoople
11 months ago

Major Hoople:

I LOVE that you use Nimrata Randhawa’s actual name.

I don’t actually care about her, but I think it’s hilarious and plan to use her proper name with any Normie Cons or other “R”s… just to confuse them, remind them indirectly about Magic Dirt, and get a chuckle.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  The Greek
11 months ago

Meatball Ron may be funnier, but Neocon Ron is more accurate.

Neoliberal Feudalism
11 months ago

Orange Man will always be a symbol for white middle America given they elected him as a protest candidate, as Zman states. However he immediately cucked out after winning (see here for a play-by-play for the first couple months of his administration: ), he let Jared Kushner run his presidency, hell, he didn’t even pardon Assange on the way out. The NAFTA reorganization turned out to have almost no effect, the trade deficit with China grew despite his attempts at implementing protectionist measures, and the deficit grew to $1.5-2 trillion dollars a year. To say nothing for his COVID shutdown… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Neoliberal Feudalism
11 months ago

Interesting that you “forgot” Trump’s closure of the border, while emphasizing relatively minor failures of administration, i.e., the Assange non-issue.

Today’s stampede across the Southern border illustrates just how well his policies in that matter worked and yet, there are still detractors who call him a failure in that regard.

Neoliberal Feudalism
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

The southern border was never closed, see migrants detained on the U.S. border per year: Deportations basically stayed flat under Orange Man compared to Obama. Now, I do give him credit for trying to build the Wall, but it failed both due to pussyhat-wearing court order and because Orange Man was not able to figure out how to get globohomo-controlled Republican Congress to play ball – he gave in and passed tax cuts for the ultra rich when his political capital was at its highest in 2017, and the Wall was never completed, which is why it wasn’t really worth… Read more »

NoOneAtAll
NoOneAtAll
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

When your main hobby is sitting in a cold mud puddle and sobbing to passers-by every positive result is an annoyance.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Neoliberal Feudalism
11 months ago

“Ultimately physiognomy is destiny and DeSantis looks like a squinting meatball, not a winner.”

He’s just wincing. Unfortunately when you get yourself circumcised all the way down to the base to show your support for Israel there’s a lot of uncomfortable chafing.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Neoliberal Feudalism
11 months ago

Newscum might work (I have already seen this in use); you don’t even have to argue against any of his specific policy disasters, as the moniker makes the overriding point every time it is invoked.

whatever2020
whatever2020
Member
Reply to  JerseyJeffersonian
11 months ago

Many of us who reside in Cuckifornia call him Grewsom-Newsance (or can spell Gruesome-Nuisance). He is truly gruesome, awful beyond what words can properly express.

Jay Fink
Jay Fink
Reply to  whatever2020
11 months ago

It makes me sad that an early Gen Xer (, Newsom was born the same year as myself) could be this bad.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
11 months ago

Some people have considered “what comes next”.

Linda Yaccarino, the new CEO of Twitter:
“Because change is not going to stop. In fact, it’s going to keep coming. The clock is ticking…as of September 2024 the currency we’ve all used for years is going to disappear. We can’t slow down…”

Elon Musk:
“Looking forward to working with Linda to transform this platform into X, the everything app.”

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Alzaebo
11 months ago

Muskphiles get a daily reality check but keep Muskphiling.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

Muskrat love is dam tough to overcome. Just ask Toni Tennille.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

I asked Toni about separation.
She said love will keep us together.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Alzaebo
11 months ago

Alz-

Sure, but where is the marketing campaign?

Shouldn’t the narrative-makers have FedNow ads plastered everywhere?

I say this because the regional bank I use is sending me ads about instant funds availability, which totally undermines one of FedNow’s main marketing angles.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

Thanks, Geese, I too am heartened by the availability of balance transfers and new lines; but, I’m haunted by the memory of the Mortgage Meltdown.

Lost half my lines and all of my buffer in less than a week. I mean, cash only operating expenses, no credit but debt, *snap!* like that.

What kind of Suddenly are they going to pull this time?

Side question: I’ve never asked B125 how in holy hades did he survive when the gov stole all his money. B125, how’d you do that? You are a damm champion in my book.

Ted
Ted
Reply to  Alzaebo
11 months ago

Glenn Greenwald says EM hired her to get the corporate sponsors back to Twitter. Musk is rich but not independent. He depends on government regulations and contracts and corporate money to stay rich.

Wkathman
Wkathman
11 months ago

I haven’t voted since the 2008 Republican presidential primary. There’s no chance I relapse into that bad habit in 2024. The only election analysis I plan on reading during the campaign will be Z-man’s. Middle age is catching up with me and I’ve lost virtually any interest I may have once had in the Kabuki theater known as American politics. Big Money controls the world — always has and always will. Elections are simply a way of obscuring that fact.

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Wkathman
11 months ago

Wkathman writes, “Big Money controls the world — always has and always will.”

I agree, but I would say it as there will always be an elite, a group of watchers whom no one else watches, who can often avoid the rules which apply to the rest.

Given that, do you have any hope for a better organization of society? Given this seemingly immutable fact about human societies, are them some arrangements that lessen this problem?

pyrrhus
pyrrhus
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

The Elites have NEVER paid any attention to the rules, although they occasionally pretend to…British nobility has been a bunch of child rapists forever, and everyone just looked the other way…and of course, central banks are only there for the ultra-rich…

General Giap
General Giap
Reply to  pyrrhus
11 months ago

France has no age of consent.

Sartre talked about the frisson of being sexually attracted to your sister.

Danniel Cohn-Bendt, THE 68er, revered in France, boasted of his actions with chidren.

French culture has always been associated with depravity and kid lovin’. In fact the French claimed sophistication on the basis of their depravity and sneered at the boring Anglo-Saxons.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  General Giap
11 months ago

Danniel Cohn-Bendit–hmm…gotta be a Korean-Frenchman with a name like that.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

Good point. A society without an elite is an egalitarian society, or, dare I say, a communist one in Marx’s true conception. I have no problem with an elite class. I have a massive problem with AINO’s elite class.

Jack Dobson
Jack Dobson
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

“I have no problem with an elite class. I have a massive problem with AINO’s elite class.”

Spot on. A successful society needs a talented elite class. AINO has histrionic money lenders and seriously devolved Puritans.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

Aside from the problem of elites, the system can never function with the policy of “universal suffrage”. I maintain that a well thought out plan of “earned suffrage” will serve to keep *both* the elites and the parasites in check. In short, a balancing of society around a sane middle.

And no, I did not say this would be an easy—or even—possible change.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

Tacitus, in “Germania”, A.D. 68:
“They choose their kings for their noble birth, their leaders for their valour. The power even of the kings is not absolute or arbitrary. As for the leaders, it is their example rather than their authority that wins them special admiration–”

We could make this simple: Clawback. The Japanese Emperor would simply confiscate all of the family’s assets.
(The Chinese Emperor would behead all of the family’s line.)

Greek Noose Nation!
If Democracy was a good enough, I say we adopt of few more Greek ideas.

ray
ray
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

No suffrage. Then you’ve got a fighting chance.

Ted
Ted
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

Monarchy. A king thinks long-term and wants to preserve the country for his son and progeny. A politician will sell out his country to win the next election. By a king, I mean a real king, not a figleaf like the British monarchs.

Compsci
Compsci
11 months ago

“… DeSantis is going to try and square that circle is by staking out positions to the right of Trump on things” Great observation. One that I missed previously. DeSantos can’t fight Trump the symbol, survive/win the primary, then win the election as the Trump base will stay home if their “symbol” is tarnished. However, if Trump positions are mostly affirmed by DeSantis—and extended, then the Trump supporters will have the choice between Trump and Trump “on steroids” (DeSantis)! Never had thought of a candidate moving to the *right* of Trump, but it seems sound. Every Trump supporter I know… Read more »

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

Black males are often completely subservient to their moms. Many – most – of them are raised in a gynocentric home and quite comfortable with it.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  KGB
11 months ago

And yet, they form violent gangs which tend to fight among themselves. Is this gynocentric? Yeah, they like their moms but fight for status among themselves. Status coming from their identity within gangs. Of course, that’s only a percentage of the minority population, you may be correct.

ray
ray
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

Yes it’s gynocentric. The ghetto is a matriarchy.

Fatherless, rootless men form gangs with father-figure leaders, instead of heading families and contributing productively to the culture or sub-culture. As was common in the Fifties in black communities, before LBJ and his cronies took control.

AnotherAnon
AnotherAnon
11 months ago

Vivek is another one of these SV tech guys who is just sure there is a tech fix for every problem. He steps into the ring just as a hired consultant would. He probably means well, but without deep cultural roots here, he sounds oblivious to the fact that it took fifty-plus years of non-stop exposure to egalitarian philosophy to bring us to this point in time. There is no quick fix – in fact, we desperately need a rightwing philosophy to espouse after the great collapse – one that is thoroughly steeped in complete rejection of altruistic leftie “values”.… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  AnotherAnon
11 months ago

That’s a good point about focusing on what comes afterwards rather than seeking a political solution or some ill-fated revolt outside of the continuing fragmentation, which is a natural consequence of a failing state. To back track a bit, people need to be concentrating more on short-term wellness and survival, but when they have a spare moment consider what a post-GAE society should be.

AnotherAnon
AnotherAnon
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

Agreed. Specifically, our young people need us – especially boys and young men. Leaving them to the vagrancies and poison of social media and the entertainment industry is a recipe for disaster. Anything that a person can do to contribute to a young person’s development and self-esteem is a strike against the current toxic stew. Needless to say, planting transgender this, that and whatever’s next into public schools is a deliberate net designed to permanently psychologically maim the highest % possible of those forced to swim through it. In essence, the regime is pushing the culture war’s front line to… Read more »

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  AnotherAnon
11 months ago

And Ukraine will be missing men of all ages, not merely young men.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
11 months ago

The Republican field is so weak it reminds me of the Democratic primary of 1988 (Dukakis, Jesse Jackson, Al Gore, Paul Simon, Dick Gephardt.)

Then, as now, the respective party could have just saved everyone a lot of time and grief by saying “ain’t no way we’re going to win this, so we’re going to sit this one out.”

RDittmar
Member
Reply to  ProZNoV
11 months ago

From way way way back when they were occasionally funny:

https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/democratic-debate-88/2859797

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
11 months ago

Trump will get a wind at his back after this debt deal. The Republican base will blame the Bakersfield used car salesman for capitulating and giving in to the Democrats. They will be reminded that they’ve been once again screwed for the 10 thousandth time. When international bankers like Jamie Dimon call both parties and warn of “the national credit record” it’s that much harder for the Republicans to pick a fight like this. And, really, there is no stomach for any type of cutting in the government. Even the GOP base wants their support stocking paid for by Medicare.… Read more »

Intelligent Dasein
Intelligent Dasein
Member
11 months ago

Ron DeSantis is supposed to be Trumpism without Trump… I’m not speaking specifically about DeSantis but on that general point, the MAGA movement is much bigger than Donald Trump, and there seems to be a very obvious $100 bill on the sidewalk that doesn’t get much mention. I don’t know why some Republican candidate doesn’t just present himself as a savvy politician who will actually DO the things that Trump merely talked about. He can just say “I believe in MAGA, but Trump didn’t follow through. He’s not a politician, I am, I will get it done.” Could it be… Read more »

LineInTheSand
LineInTheSand
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
11 months ago

“I don’t know why some Republican candidate doesn’t just present himself as a savvy politician who will actually DO the things that Trump merely talked about.”

Because the donor class and the media are 100% opposed to such a candidate.

Such a candidate would not be funded, would be opposed and maligned at every step, and probably much worse.

Xin Loi
Xin Loi
Reply to  LineInTheSand
11 months ago

“Such a candidate would not be funded, would be opposed and maligned at every step, and probably much worse”.

Watch for Newsom letting Sirhan Sirhan out of prison – just to make a point.

Ploppy
Ploppy
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
11 months ago

You had a bunch of MAGAists running in the last election for congress and the Turtle made sure they didn’t get any funding.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Ploppy
11 months ago

True dat, Ploppy, true dat.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
11 months ago

Hasn’t it been made clear than any such person would be destroyed

t
t
Reply to  Intelligent Dasein
11 months ago

I know Ramaswamy is a brown guy and the longest of shots but his stated program is actually much friendlier to the USA and white people than the typical white Republican’s (the Democrats’ program is radically anti-American and anti-white). That’s how bad things have become.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
11 months ago

Although we are undeniably in a post-electoral environment, Z’s electoral analysis is about the best you can get precisely because it makes politics about ideology rather than actual elections. In other words, actual elections in AINO are meaningless to the point of being irrelevant, but to the extent that the campaigns radicalize the lumpen Grillers against their precious old American system, they serve an extremely important purpose. Namely, they move us that much closer to open conflict with the Power Structure. And that is the last thing the Power Structure wants.

B125
B125
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

Good point. I totally missed that in my comment below.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

Exactly. The last time an election mattered in as far as who won was 1932, long before the demographics changed. Each election since has been designed to keep as many Grillers in line as possible or to inadvertently drive them out of the system.

joe tentpeg
Member
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

“And that is the last thing the Power Structure wants.”

Aye.

Along with ‘fixin’ the riggn’ in GA, PA, MI, WI, NV, AZ.

Which is why the candidate is meaningless.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  joe tentpeg
11 months ago

BTW in AZ the Lake case is being heard in court. Yesterday’s testimony is interesting. Seems in discovery of official records, about 300k mail in ballots had their signatures compared and confirmed in an average of *2 sec’s*! Handwriting experts have testified that this is humanly impossible.

Nothing to see here, elections are fair and honest is the theme of the day. Go ahead and mail in your ballots—but early.

TomA
TomA
11 months ago

Colorado Springs is deep red, but it includes several large military bases with a vibrant composition that vote locally. The recent election of an Independent Mayor proves that diehard conservatives are sitting out and not falling for the vote-harder canard. Only Trump can motivate these disaffected voters to return to the booth one last time, but the Deep State will do whatever it takes to keep him off the ballot. Which begs the question . . . what happens after the 2024 election is once again stolen by vote manufacturing and apathy? The models say that a deep depression will… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  TomA
11 months ago

This is a compelling vision. However, I trust supermodels more than economic ones. An economic collapse may well come, but when it comes, nobody really knows. Maybe in June. Maybe in June of 2034.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  TomA
11 months ago

I think the model is right about the timing of the Big Crash. Give it a little time for the markets to turn bullish again first. Whoever wins this 2024 election is going to be the fall guy. I’m more expectant of totalitarian tyranny than I am of a revolution/civil war/collapse. Since we are already well on course for the former, and the latter would require effort on the part of the commoners. I don’t see a lot of grit and gumption in my fellow Americans these days. I think they will take the digital tokens, live in the pods,… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

The Regime could crush all dissent and enjoy a completely totalitarian rule even now if it were not so incompetent and impulsive. A good bet is anarcho-tyranny leads to impotence over time. The more likely long-term problem will prove to be food, running water and the ability to heat. They will get the “anarcho” part, but the “tyranny” will prove impossible.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

JD-

Going forward the best bet seems to be figuring out some kind of regional arrangements for food, water, energy, and security.

That’s about the best that can be done in a world of declining quality of life.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

I note that the twelth out of I believe a possible fourteen counties lined up for referendums in Eastern Oregon have voted to leave Oregon in favor of a merger with Idaho. Separatism is gaining some adherents, and possibly some results.

https://gatesofvienna.net/2023/05/twelfth-oregon-county-votes-to-be-part-of-greater-idaho/#more-55601

Their own Private Idaho (h/t The B-52s)…

Snooze
Snooze
Reply to  TomA
11 months ago

Make the Civil War look like a Sunday in the park?

Tars Tarkas
Tars Tarkas
11 months ago

I would sooner vote for Joe Biden than Ron DeSantis. His stunt of traveling to a foreign country to sign away Floridian’s First Amendment rights disqualifies him as being an American citizen, let alone President. Whatever he says is questionable. Signing these degeneracy bills is questionable in my mind. He probably signed them in the hopes the courts will strike them down. Republicans love nothing more than being the “powerless” opposition. This allows them to posture and preen when it doesn’t matter. If the Democrats in Congress want to pass some evil bill and have the votes needed to get… Read more »

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
11 months ago

> Signing these degeneracy bills is questionable in my mind. He probably signed them in the hopes the courts will strike them down. Republicans love nothing more than being the “powerless” opposition.

Yup. The minute a republican governor ignores the courts we can talk about toughness. It’s too easy to find “The Honorable Rando Minority in the Boondocks” to strike down whatever they don’t like.

B125
B125
11 months ago

To be honest, the election doesn’t seem that interesting. Z (and many others) have run the math, and the Republicans just don’t have a path to 270, based on demographics alone. In the event of an unexpected vote result, fortification will come into play. Arizona is blue forever after the 2022 election. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania are heavily fortified. Georgia is on the edge, and will be the first (of many) southern states to turn permanently blue. I used to think that the regime would occasionally let Republicans win to throw a bone to middle America and keep the illusion… Read more »

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
Reply to  B125
11 months ago

That’s a large dose of the truth hurts.

Mr. Generic
Mr. Generic
Reply to  B125
11 months ago

> But every day, thousands of new “Americans” are minted. And they range from a 65% chance of voting Dem, to an 80% chance of voting Dem (Indian & Chinese). Every day, hundreds of mostly White boomers die, with a 60-65% Republican tilt. You can’t outvote demographics. This is true but it can be offset/overcome in places due to the “coalition shifts” of the electorate. Specifically, “working class” whites, hispanics, and native Americans (previously core Democrat constituencies) are all swinging hard to the Republicans. Just check out the change in party registration in Rust Belt states the past few years… Read more »

Glenfilthie
Glenfilthie
Member
Reply to  B125
11 months ago

Well that was a spectacular blog poast and a great comment too! I might disagree on the entertainment value though! I am watching the impending train wreck and I am almost out of beer and popcorn already! I may have to break into my preps sooner than I thought! I had the most entertaining conversation with the only two shitlibs I have for friends (I have been cancelled by all the others or I cancelled them depending on how ya look at it…) The chicken-headed lady was almost in tears! “The queers!!! They have gone stark, raving CRAZY!!!!” Rest assured,… Read more »

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
Reply to  Glenfilthie
11 months ago

Just got a text that contained a video of a San Francisco luggage tester blasting another pavement ape in the chest for shoplifting. And apparently, no charges are going to be filed.

Just avoid them if you can. They can rape, rob and murder with impunity for the foreseeable future.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Glenfilthie
11 months ago

Shitlibs distressed by the degeneracy are about as useful as grillers distressed by the degeneracy

KGB
KGB
Reply to  B125
11 months ago

The upstate NY county of Orleans has declared a preemptive state of emergency with regards to the onslaught of Mestizos that downstate would love to deposit among their ranks. Lynne Johnson, the chairman of the Orleans County Legislature also issued an emergency order saying that no municipality can contract anyone in Orleans County to transport migrants or asylum seekers to the county without permission from Johnson. In addition, the order also says that no hotel or property owners can engage with anyone other than Orleans County to provide accommodations for migrants or asylum seekers without approval. A fairly well-done shot… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  KGB
11 months ago

Well, I hope the Maid of Orleans doesn’t get burnt at the stake.

george 1
george 1
11 months ago

What a hilarious situation. The only two contenders are: 1. Trump. A very stupid man who still embraces the vax and his role in putting it on the market. “You wouldn’t have the vax except for me.” “I saved millions of lives.” While he may not be a classic neocon, the neocons nearly always get their way with him. If nothing else they can always have his stupid little daughter cry for him and he will give in. I saw a speaking segment of his a few days ago where he said: “If elected I will declassify the JFK files.”… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  george 1
11 months ago

Covid won’t do it. Trump was instrumental in jump starting the vaccine, but the first shots did not roll out until Dec. Trump was gone in Jan. Waaay too short a time for adverse reactions to be recorded and government mandates for vaccine to be implemented.

Only if Trump defends the vaccine will he assume blame. If he starts out with a “who knew”, he’ll do fine—but not as well as DESantis.

george 1
george 1
Reply to  Compsci
11 months ago

I heard him defend the VAX about one month ago. In fact at the same time he defended Fauci. He should be aware by now what the VAX and his polices have done.

This gets to the paradox for Trump supporters. If you say he is an honest man then you must stipulate that he is as dumb as a rock.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  george 1
11 months ago

No one argued for Trump, the honest man, only explained a path to get around the vaccine fiasco. I don’t think Trump is particularly dumb, only narcissistic. That is a great failing in and of itself. He needs to admit mistakes—even when they conflict with his overwhelming ego.

Barnard
Barnard
11 months ago

The Republican party elites are not anti-DeSantis, he is also closely tied to the establishment, the Bushes have been gushing over him. Here is footage of him speaking at an event hosted by Iowa Rep. Randy Feenstra in Sioux County, Iowa last weekend. Feenstra was the hand selected GOPe goon they drafted to run in a primary against Steve King. If you watch the meet and greet section, he is really wooden with people. It still seems possible he could win if the average Republican primary voter is convinced Trump can’t win in November.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?527831-1/florida-governor-ron-desantis-speaks-iowa-fundraiser

William Corliss
Member
Reply to  Barnard
11 months ago

DeSantis is a total introvert. He was known as a total cold fish on Capitol Hill among the GOP, and he made little effort to make friends with any of them. I have the feeling that he is someone who never contemplated being president — maybe senator and then a high-level cabinet position — but can’t resist the lure of Chance that has offered him this opportunity. In a different era DeSantis wouldn’t have to go out and make small talk like this. The neo-cons of the 1970s, for example, would have had him making dozens of (boring) foreign and… Read more »

Barnard
Barnard
Reply to  William Corliss
11 months ago

This article says he plans on visiting every county in Iowa, and put all his effort into retail politics. That won’t help him as much as he thinks because he isn’t good at it. I also don’t see him gaining any momentum with voters in other states if he pulls out a narrow win in Iowa. The consultants will be sure to make tons of money though.

https://themessenger.com/politics/inside-desantis-plan-to-outwork-trump-in-iowa

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  William Corliss
11 months ago

WC-

That doesn’t surprise me.

Though DeSantis attended Yale, he claims that he didn’t really fit in there and rejected most of the anti-American attitudes he found there.

William Corliss
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

He fits in far better with the salt of the earth folks, in Israel.

Arshad Ali
Arshad Ali
11 months ago

“One clue as to how Team DeSantis is going to try and square that circle is by staking out positions to the right of Trump on things like immigration.” It goes beyond, far beyond, specific policies to the right of Trump. Trump was like that character in the 1970s film, “Network”: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” It’s that rage, attitude and worldview the voters bought rather than the specifics of any policy. Trump plugged into the collective angst of Middle America. Policy was mentioned on the campaign trail but it was detail. If… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  thezman
11 months ago

All correct. The dirty little secret is a Republican cannot win except under one circumstance: the environment is so horrible Democrats simply don’t vote. That is when voter fortification kicks in unless a steam valve is required. Anyone who was politically aware before 1994 has lived under such a system. The racial component of present day America is the difference between now and then and why it is not long for it as an intact, functional polity. The same hands who operate the Jackson water system cannot operate a police state, even as foot soldiers. South Africa is unable to… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

Most of the dead don’t show up but it doesn’t stop a lot of them from voting.
I’m afraid Z is right.

Marko
Marko
11 months ago

DeSantis did use the word “regime” a few months back. I’m not a DeSantis backer (the hate-speech law he signed in Israel is adealbreaker) but there may be a few (just a few) Elon Musks in him. Should he decide to shift the overton window and not become a spicier Mike Pence.

usNthem
usNthem
11 months ago

I don’t know if “radical Ron” is even an option for him. The big money backing him doesn’t want right wing radicalism, which would inevitably result in accusations of the dreaded White supremacy as well as upset the trough they’ve all got their dirty snouts in. I don’t think he’s enough of his own man to buck the billionaires – but if he doesn’t get at least close to trump’s populist stances, he’s probably got no chance at the nomination. The idea of a president Vivik Ramaswamy is laughable on its face, but then we had a gay mulatto by… Read more »

RDittmar
Member
Reply to  usNthem
11 months ago

I’m with you on this. I’ve been thinking lately about his publicity stunt of bussing illegals to Martha’s Vineyard. He got a couple of days of press from that but since then he’s done nothing. Even that clown in Texas is still trying to cause trouble by bussing illegals to D.C., but from Meatball Ron – silence. To your point, I don’t think his backers are going to allow him to move too far right either. The GOP is going to rig the nomination process against Trump, so their nominee is going to be some Milquetoast Romney-esque p***y. If the… Read more »

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
Reply to  usNthem
11 months ago

Rishi Sunak says “hi”

CountrySlicker
CountrySlicker
11 months ago

First time in Denver. In some airport fiasco in Denver, took a cab to get to other arrangements. The cab stand client line looked like what I thought Denver was. The cabbies looked like Mogadishu. It was an eye opener as to what the War On Terror did to our country. We have to be very careful not to get dragged down into despair. TPTB have probably run the psychological experiments a long time ago. A population whose leaders willfully permit their communities to be invaded by foreigners must certainly feel the despair of abandonment, the inversion of the expectations… Read more »

CountrySlicker
CountrySlicker
Reply to  CountrySlicker
11 months ago

Just another thought on the Denver thing. The Nigerian guy’s statement, that his election signifies that Denver is ready to be, “diverse and inclusive”, is remarkable. He is saying that race matters, and it is another admission that, “diverse and inclusive”, means fewer whites at the table. Fair enough. He is taking the opening he has been given. What is truly tragic is the comments show that white liberals are still hysteric in their rage against Trump. The comments show it has morphed to not just Trump but MAGA. They are so opposed to the idea of making America great… Read more »

B125
B125
Reply to  CountrySlicker
11 months ago

Yes, it is odd.

White liberals seem to hate regular (bad) white people so much that they would rather destroy their entire civilization than even consider what we have to say.

The mass importation of foreigners who (temporarily) align with their agenda is devastatingly short sighted.. for all of us.

I do not really understand what motivates them.

Carl B.
Carl B.
Reply to  B125
11 months ago

Spend a few years living in Marin County or Laguna Beach in California. You will come to know, and despise, White Liberals as much as I do.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Carl B.
11 months ago

Ditto the Imperial Capital. I haven’t lived there in almost 20 years and I hate its denizens more today than ever before.

Carrie
Carrie
Reply to  Carl B.
11 months ago

The Imperial Capital is indeed not what it once was (fun for a just-outta-college kid in the early 2000s, and still sort-of run by grown-ups).
The vibe here is stressful (for a DR, at least). Of that there is no doubt. Alas seeing clearly makes it very stressful indeed.
I am excited to be getting the hell outta Dodge. To greener pastures. Literally.
Better “late” than never.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  B125
11 months ago

What motivates them is simple anti-white racism. They hate the white race and therefore seek to annihilate the civilization whites built. They are, to use Noel Ignatiev’s formulation, race traitors. Uncle Calebs.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  CountrySlicker
11 months ago

CountrySlicker: Not just Californians. I knew some mainstream liberal Maryland and Virginia Whites who moved out there in the mid to late 1990s, and became ever more complacent believers in the civnat narrative, last I heard from them (I think shortly after Obama’s ascension). The weather and ambiance of Colorado appealed to a lot of AWFLs on both coasts. Internal immigration has been as deadly to historic America as external. Horace’s wisdom always applies: “Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt.”

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  3g4me
11 months ago

Clever and VERY accurate use of Horace there.

I have long thought, and still do, the greatest threat comes from so-called “GoodWhites.” Most are not reproducing or are miscegenating and that may help out in the long run.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

Jack – Credit where credit is due – I first saw it at the blog of the ‘world’s greatest genius’ but it immediately resonated and has stuck with me.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

But for the fact that we do not have a long run left.

kestrel
kestrel
Reply to  3g4me
11 months ago

Complete upvote for the Horace sky quote. Reminds me of oh so many young NGO workers heading out to the vibrant lands to broaden their horizons while digging our grave.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  CountrySlicker
11 months ago

Uh, go check out the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that is openly talking about drumming white officers out of the armed forces.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
11 months ago

The sooner the better.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Bilejones
11 months ago

True. The fewer white offers, the more incompetent AINO’s military. What’s more, those furloughed white officers will presumably be much disgruntled and could prove valuable DR recruits.

Rando
Rando
Reply to  CountrySlicker
11 months ago

The invaders feel confidence because our traitor rulers are supporting them. But the people they seek to conquer are the ones who keep the whole rotten system going in the first place. We’re already approaching the breaking point. When that happens the ruling trash won’t be able to run cover for and support their imported foot soldiers.

karl von hungus
karl von hungus
11 months ago

nice post. seems like there is a real split in the GOP ranks, with oldies and grillers supporting the GOPe, and Trump voters reviling the latter. as this post points out, this split has already been seen in the recent mid-terms – and it is going to increase as the general election gets closer. Ron and Don are going to do a lot of damage to each other; no one gets out of the primaries unscathed. so it looks like potato head joe gets a second term for his sins…

c matt
c matt
Reply to  karl von hungus
11 months ago

Seems the Dem strategy is for Joe to lay low, let Ron and Don duke each other out, and is Don wins, rig the election or arrest him (or both), if Ron wins, well, the GOP base stays home (with a little Dem cheating for insurance).

Not really a bad strategy. Completely corrupt of course, but very good odds of working.

Maxda
Maxda
11 months ago

DeSantis’ strategy is to hang around in case the establishment succeeds in getting Trump completely eliminated via lawfare.
If that happens, he’ll act outraged, promise pardons, and cruise to victory. If it doesn’t happen, he can play nice and hope for a VP slot.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Maxda
11 months ago

The smart money would have to bet that, one way or another, Trump won’t be on the ballot

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

Absolutely. Can anyone imagine a scenario in which Trump could win in a so-called “court of law”? His odds of landing in the Big House are astronomically higher than in the White House.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

It is hard to picture Trump “taking on the trannies.” Not really his style. Easier to see him taking more of a “we have the best trannies” position. That’s the way he has rolled before with respect to other groups (of legal Americans). Nor has he ever, to my knowledge, bashed the voters, any (legal) voters. He saves all his insults for public figures, politicians, celebrities. Trashing the voters is a relatively recent leftist tactic, seemed to begin with The Precious, and that torch has been carried by H and Biden. So it is more than a little ironic that… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
11 months ago

The GOP warmongers have the biggest problem. The hardcore base who vote in the primary are largely opposed to the Ukraine war (this increasingly is the position of most people as polls, which have become scarce as a direct result, increasingly show). Will DeSantis take the popular base GOP position on the war, which is to end it? The Regime wants to do everything possible to prevent the war from becoming a political issue. If the war cannot be brought to an end before the end of the year, look for the debates not to be televised as much and… Read more »

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

And it turns out that most of the recruitment numbers were not worse simply because the Pentagon did a pull-forward of delayed entries by promising additional bonuses. And now lowering the test score requirements or sending kids to an “academy” to get them to memorize enough of the answers to just creep over the threshold. We probably know a half dozen kids that entered as officers via ROTC or academy. All but one are actively working to get out. I would have pegged half as lifers a few years ago.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  SamlAdams
11 months ago

This is why I think the Empire will rely on “proxy wars” from now until its full-scale implosion.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  SamlAdams
11 months ago

And don’t look now, but with the advent of the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, things in the miltary’s highest command structures will really take a dive.

https://www.danielgreenfield.org/2023/05/next-chairman-of-joint-chiefs-wants.html?m=1

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  JerseyJeffersonian
11 months ago

A certain Lenin quote springs to mind.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

Why, yes, it certainly does. And unfortunately, not only is it being aimed at, but is also being attained to great effect.

One can only hope that the defenestration of competent white officers will not work so well; embittered, action oriented, and more importantly, disillusioned military men thrown into the streets in a context of growing radical leftist governance in Germany after the Great War did not redound to the benefit of the left.
We’ll just have to see how it works out here.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

Jack Dodson: There definitely appears to be increasing friction between the blaqs and the mestizos, who see the immigrant influx as horning in on their gibs and grifts. Any open conflict between them can only be good for self-respecting Whites – more clearly delineate the tribal and racial nature of AINO turmoil and dysfunction, demonstrate the violence inherent to both groups, and potentially thin the ranks of some of the most militant. Plus the regime’s response ought to be quite interesting. I call that a win. If it frightens some complacent White suburbanites, all the better. Smart Whites will do… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  3g4me
11 months ago

Precisely, 3g. You have to play with the hand that has been dealt. Ours is as a majority minority at present. The Tribe has shown the way with playing Group A against Group B. It is the template. There never was going to be a successfully unified front directed against whites; the White Supremacist boogeyman has limited utility and will have a shorter run than the Bloody Shirt. Obviously, it will be (and increasingly is) horrible for our people who live where the firefights are taking place, but a lot of them brought the permanent racial struggle into being, so… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

Feds firing on nuggras? You can’t be serious.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

Oh, I am quite serious. That’s not a D3 thing, either, but a simple acknowledgement that the Left is only about power and when the numbers add up and/or require it, they will fire on blacks without a second thought. Every part of the coalition is expendable as needed.

And the NPC’s who currently worship blacks? They will demonize them when the One-Eyed Rabbi on the Wall tells them to do so. Some blacks are starting to apprehend this in their prehensile brains, too.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

Badthink strategy, on point:
“Is it good for the Whites?

Give ’em he!!, volks!

Junger Generation
Junger Generation
Reply to  3g4me
11 months ago

Blacks and hispanics have never gotten along, but the Biden southern border free for all has really dug into the wound. In prisons, from what I’ve read, you’re either in with the Aryans, blacks, or hispanics to survive. Is that the model of the future?

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Junger Generation
11 months ago

I was talking to an old AB graduate yesterday (Aryan Brotherhood, decades out of prison):

When they put their boots to you,
You can run
Or you can fight

If you run
You run alone
If you fight
You fight with your own

See you on the front lines, brother

Buggle Dog
Buggle Dog
Reply to  Jack Dodson
11 months ago

“The hardcore base who vote in the primary are largely opposed to the Ukraine war (this increasingly is the position of most people as polls, which have become scarce as a direct result, increasingly show).”

This article is one of first real clear admissions of defeat in Ukraine by a mainstream media source:

Ukraine could join ranks of ‘frozen’ conflicts, U.S. officials say

https://news.yahoo.com/ukraine-could-become-next-south-083000719.html

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Buggle Dog
11 months ago

CNN, November, 2023:
“Ukraine? What Ukraine?”

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Buggle Dog
11 months ago

Afghanistan provided a 20-year revenue stream, so apparently they are deluded enough to think the GAE will be around and/or able to fund such a thing over that same time span. The GAE is far more likely not to have running water and steady electricity (check out the latest from Johannesburg) in 20 years.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Buggle Dog
11 months ago

But what is the incentive for Russia to take that deal (never mind the impossibility of good faith negotations with GAE)

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
11 months ago

There is no incentive for Russia to accept it. After trying logic out with the (((west))), they know that that time is entirely past. Supposed future agreements mean absolutely nothing when dealing with people who have, time after time, demonstrated beyond a peradventure that they are “non-agreement capable”.
So now, force majeure.

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Buggle Dog
11 months ago

That’s wishful thinking from the Kagan Kunts.
The Idea that Putin would allow that is a joke.

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
11 months ago

We got a lot of miles to go on this. Most of the Trumps ads I’ve seen attacking DeSantis are pretty weak sauce. The talking heads that think they’ve got it all figured out are simply full of shit. Way too many uncalculated variables. Been watching the RFKJr polls and he’s basically in a statistical dead heat with Biden (which is really a vote on the entire regime since Joe is senile). I’ll just assume if he pulls too far ahead the powers-that-be will just “suicide” him. And this on name recognition and zero mention in the media. The financial… Read more »

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  SamlAdams
11 months ago

RFK Jr. has a very strong pull with the female demographic, especially the crunchy, whole-foods suburban mom types. He will have an army of online volunteers to spread his message, which 2016 showed is worth billions in itself.

It will be hilarious when social media is flooded with angry moms posting RFK memes ranting against vaccines, frankenfoods, etc. instead of the 2016 Ricky-Vaughn era edgelords. Yin and Yang and all that I guess.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Chet Rollins
11 months ago

Chet: Even back when I voted, I was never motivated by a single issue. Kudos to RFK jr. for his efforts against the vaxx, but I otherwise neither trust nor agree with him . . . let alone his wife and extended family. But he’d be the perfect protest candidate for the crunchy Karens and their friends. If he can extend his appeal to the Bernie bros, all the better. I will enjoy seeing the electoral farce descend into open chaos.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  3g4me
11 months ago

His main utility is his potential to move the Overton. Regime media will fight hard to prevent that from happening, debates have already been called off so as to prevent it, but if he gets substantial votes he will be hard to ignore.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  3g4me
11 months ago

If a candidate ran on the promise to repeal the 19th Amendment, I’m pretty sure I’d vote for him no matter what else he stood for.

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  Chet Rollins
11 months ago

I know some of his old neighbors up-county. He was banging most of those Whole Foods wives. One reason his prior wife committed suicide.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  SamlAdams
11 months ago

Moths to a flame. The crunchy Karen vote will swing 98% to RFK, then. Heck, most of the Q-as-in-Questioning vote will too.

C’mon, Li’l Robs, split the vote!

joey jünger
joey jünger
11 months ago

In a fight between Ron and Don, the “championship rounds,” will be fought over foreign policy. Do we exist to serve other nations, or do we exist as a nation? We obviously don’t exist as a nation, as our resources go to the border war in the Crimea rather than to our own border. Both Ron and Don also put on the Yarmulke and kissed Netanyahu’s blarney stone, so we have an answer there. But Ron was going the extra mile by quoting John McCorpse’s line about Russia being a gas station, which is a harbinger of Trump getting a… Read more »

SamlAdams
SamlAdams
Reply to  joey jünger
11 months ago

The whole “war criminal” thing simply shows how unserious the whole of Washington is. The whole Nuremburg thing was kind of thrown together at the last minute. Even Himmler thought he could negotiate with the Allies. But yes, first rule of negotiating is staying firmly focused on the problem and option creation. Not negotiating yourself into a corner. Russia is not a “gas station”. It a huge place filled with shit the world needs, plus land. The last is not lost on the Chinese.

Mr. Generic
Mr. Generic
Reply to  SamlAdams
11 months ago

Russia is not a “gas station”. It is a vast nation filled with resources but not a lot of people. China is a nation filled with people but not a lot of resources. Washington, D.C. is a place filled with evil but not a lot of common sense.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Mr. Generic
11 months ago

The small Russian city of Vladimir has more history and culture than the whole of AINO. Gas station, my ass.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

China’s been making maps including Siberia for years, including Kazakhstan, home of the Baikanoor space launch industry and the Soviet nuclear stockpiles.

China also has an army in uniform larger than Russia’s population.

At first, I thought they’d probably shake hands.

On second thought, if the neocons and WEF polish off the West, China can take the East;

(that is, West Asia, as Putin now calls the Slavic Orthodox civilization, atop the Central Asia of the Stans, Persia, and India.)

One World under Sauron, or, as the great sage put it in 1948, Eastasia, Eurasia, and Brave New Oceania.

JerseyJeffersonian
JerseyJeffersonian
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
11 months ago

Don’t know about that, Alzaebo. I think that the Chinese understand that the Russians are dead serious in their intent to preserve Russia, both geographically, as well as civilizationally against any threat. They can trade for the natural resources under Russian control. If the Chinese were stupid enough to demonstrate imperialist expansionary impulses, many of their neighbors would close ranks against them. The hostility that this would engender against China would quickly outweigh any purported value to China it was thought to offer. Trade enhances the nation, war depletes it. The POV you are articulating is ultimately that of the… Read more »

Bilejones
Member
Reply to  Mr. Generic
11 months ago

The US is an ATM masquerading as a country.
Fittingly and increasingly, it’s dispensing monopoly money.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Bilejones
11 months ago

I am undone. I offer my resignation and will return to Moscow.

JJ is correct. China remembers Japan’s sting, I’m sure, but moreso, I had forgotten MAD.

And, the neighbor island nations control the shipping lanes as the Pacific Shield containing China.

Now I think I know why Hu Zhintao, Bo Xilai, and possibly Jack Ma were purged.

They, like me, had listened a little to closely to foreign devils.
I neglected to begin with, “The war hawks have said, that China’s making maps…”