Trust The Unhappiness

One of the few things most everyone can agree upon is that things are not good, and everyone seems to be unhappy about something. Conversations in real life or online revolve around this general sense of unhappiness. In fact, it is fair to say that online life is just one long airing of grievances. Often, people are primarily unhappy with the unhappiness of some group that is using their unhappiness to make demands on everyone else, which makes everyone unhappy.

This is not just a case of the internet skewing perception. Polling on the issue says that people think we are headed down a bad road. Three quarters of Americans think the country is on the wrong track. As you can see in that poll, the last time a majority thought the country was on the right track was right after the January 6 protests, suggesting the people wanted to see a genuine insurrection. Since then dissatisfaction with the direction of the country has climbed steadily.

The funny thing is that most people would not be surprised to learn that record numbers of people are unhappy with the current state of affairs. If anything, they would be stunned to learn that thirty percent are content. How is it possible for these people to exist in the same reality as the rest? If the split were fifty-fifty, it would make sense as it would simply reflect the party divide. When it is seventy-thirty it means something is going on with that thirty percent.

Putting that aside, the question that naturally arises is what is it that is making people unhappy with the direction of the country? Again, polling provides a clue. The number one issue for people is inflation. The thing is the government tells us that inflation is slowly ticking down. It was 8.7% last year and is 3.7% now. If anything, people should be thrilled with the direction of inflation. In fact, they should be cheering the people who control the economy for their great work on inflation.

There is a another small clue. According to official figures, everyone who wants a job can have a job and the economy is humming along. Inflation was a problem, but it is going away, so the economy is officially in great shape. People seem to agree as unemployment is way down the list of concerns. Not only that but consumers keep spending and people keep buying houses. Despite the rise in mortgage rates, the housing market remains strong all over the country.

In other words, the economy is not a particularly good measure of happiness. Another big clue is that the one thing everyone agrees upon is the political situation in Washington is a problem, the main problem in politics. Large majorities of both parties think the endless drama in Washington is a problem. It is just behind health care, which is a serious problem with practical consequences that no one discusses. Health insurance costs continue to rise at multiples of inflation.

The thing is though, politics in a democracy is not supposed to be a polite and cooperative affair. It is supposed to be an ugly food fight. For the most part, it has always been an ugly food fight. Even in times of relative peace and tranquility the two sides torment one another. In the Reagan years, when the quality of life was near a peak, the Democrats tried to impeach Reagan. Under Clinton, when conservative actually got things they wanted, they hated Bill Clinton.

Another clue here is that there are things on the list that are complete nonsense, but they vex people to some degree. A good example is climate change, a thing that does not exist, but it worries 64% of democrats. At the same time, terrorism is not a real concern for most people, but Washington cannot shut up about it. Now they are claiming Hamas is under your bed. Last week it was racists. According to Washington, the next terroristic bogeyman is antisemites.

Put it all together and maybe the reason that the lack of cooperation is number three on the list, just below things that should matter to people, is that the people never see anyone in Washington talking about those things that matter. Not a single candidate has anything useful to say about inflation or health care costs. They have nothing to say about the drug problem or the growing crime problem. It is not that the parties do not get along. It is that they agree to ignore the important issues.

Even so, if things are good in the economy, despite some concerns over things like health care and inflation, people should be mostly content. Not only are people not happy, but there is also a sense of looming disaster in the air. The reason for that is something that is not captured in basic economic data. Things are slowly eroding for the white middle-class and that is what is causing the anxiety. A little here, a little there, middle-class white people are getting poorer.

This coincides with two other things. Once is the browning of American, which everyone sees everywhere they look. When the military put white guys back in their ads recently, everyone started laughing about it. It was assumed they did this because they are plotting a big war and will need competent soldiers. This is one of those data points that does not show up in economic data or polling. People sense the lights going out on their culture and they see signs of it in the household budgets.

Of course, they are not allowed to speak of it. That is the other side of this general unhappiness that does not turn up in polling. The ways you are allowed to express yourself have been reduced to generic economic questions or silly things like how the parties get along on your television. Not only do the people on television avoid talking about what matters to you, you are not allowed to talk about what matters to you and this is extremely frustrating for a growing number of people.

The way to think of it is the public square has fallen victim to the same forces that wrecked internet forums. The point was to create a place for vigorous debate, but certain people did not like the direction of the debate, so they found ways to shut down the debate, which crashed public trust in the system. It turns out you need high trust to maintain a vigorous public debate. With trust at all-time lows, everyone is going to be unhappy, not matter how good things are on paper.


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Bilejones
Member
6 months ago

“In other words, the economy is not a particularly good measure of happiness”
The key issue is that the numbers used to describe the economy are lies and the methods used to calculate those lies are rigged.
The US economy is fucked.

B125
B125
6 months ago

There’s not much to be optimistic about for the future in Canada. We don’t have illegals walking across the border like America, but we have an insane international student scam, where over 1 million immigrants per year, mainly from India, come here. Housing keeps going up. Rent keeps going up. Not just in the major cities. Food prices are going up. I suspect we soon won’t have enough food on the shelves with a constant demand spike going on. White families can scrape by for now. But for how long? What about when rent goes up to $9,000 per month,… Read more »

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  B125
6 months ago

Canada has the advantage of a large amount of “uninhabitable” (except by white people and injuns) land. If sufficiently pressed we can retreat to it, somewhat/partly outside the reach of globohomo. But that’s not civilization, which has been made impossible.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  B125
6 months ago

Le Camp des Saints, being brought to life before our very eyes.

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
6 months ago

watch this video from the 4:36 to 21:20 mark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4OuOwLpP7o

Pearl is sort of saying what I’ve suspected for a while which is that maybe looking at things from a single/married dichotomy isn’t the way to go. It’s kind of like looking at immigrants on an illegal/legal dichotomy. In general, I think the DailyWire/PragerU view of marriage is just as much a cargo cult as any left wing hbd-denying social program

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
6 months ago

Bro.

21:20 minus 4:36 is something like 16 minutes and 44 seconds.

C’mon, Bro, we need the synopsis.

Paragraph style.

[Where paragraphs don’t have much more than four or five sentences, and sentences don’t have much more than ten or fifteen words.]

Whitney
Member
6 months ago

Ennui and malaise. It seems impossible that this train can stay on these battered tracks and yet it does. It just keeps going. The ever-growing chorus of “it’s going to fall”because of ‘insert obvious reason here’ and yet it doesn’t.

And 30% seems to be a universal constant in politics. No matter what the subject is and all the sudden everyone you know hates it except it always polls at 30%

Ponsonby
Member
Reply to  Whitney
6 months ago

In some circles that 30% is known as the “Keyes Constant”, after the vote Allan Keyes got against Obama’s 70% in the 2004 Illinois Senate election when Karl Rove forced Keyes on the (kicking and screaming) Illinois Republicans after Seven of Nine blew up the nominated republican candidates campaign.

Anonymous Fake
Anonymous Fake
Reply to  Ponsonby
6 months ago

Alan Keyes legitimately smoked Obama in their debate and Keyes is absolutely a good man who should have gone further in his political career. It’s shameful that so few could see this.

Greg Nikolic
6 months ago

I would take the reverse stance. When things are generally prosperous, that’s when people let loose and complain. It’s not when you’re living in the dirt and everyone else is. During medieval times, when people had nothing compared to now, I’m sure people were generally happy. They didn’t know better. The tidal wave of information about the real world is affecting how you see your position vis-a-vis everybody else. Keeping up with the Joneses is easier to visualize — if not do — than ever before. When you see how well certain people live, and how money keeps being transferred… Read more »

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Greg Nikolic
6 months ago

People do not complain as much in good times as bad times. Because… there is less reason to complain.

Mike Tre
Mike Tre
Reply to  Vinnyvette
6 months ago

Ehhh, when things are bad people don’t have time to complain. When things are good, people have more free time to think about how bad they think they have it.

RealityRules
RealityRules
6 months ago

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/exclusive-natcon-is-having-an-american-moment/

Tel Aviv is defining conservatism and nationhood for America and Saurabh Saheeb is their handpicked guy to lead American Conservatism. Ryan Williams applauds. This is such a joke.

America is a carcass and the world is invited in to feast on it.

How could anyone be happy when the rulers declare your country and the people who built it evil? It all flows from there. In a different day and age a lot of necks would have been measured and fitted.

Mr. House
Mr. House
6 months ago

Something you may want to consider Zman:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_totalitarianism

Mr. House
Mr. House
Reply to  Mr. House
6 months ago

Also if you believe any of the economic number, then you most certainly believed the covid numbers, and i think you’re due for your 8th booster shot. Do your part to end global warming! 😉

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Mr. House
6 months ago

Sheldon Wolin’s book on that topic makes some good points, but he needed a stronger editor.

Mr. House
Mr. House
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
6 months ago

That is the problem when reading most academics. I’m currently reading a book written in the late 70’s early 80’s by a Harvard academic arguing that the civil war was really about if the US would succumb to the British version of trade and economics or its own system. Very interesting premise, really hard to read.

TBC
TBC
6 months ago

Polling is about as honest as mainstream media reporting. Poll questions are phrased to elicit the desired response. Rather than “How do you rate former President Trump on a scale from 0 (negative) to 10 (positive)” the agenda-driven pollster will warp the question by asking instead, “How negatively do you rate former President Trump on a scale from 0 (less negatively) to 10 (extremely negative). If you wish to cast Hamas in as bad a light as possible, you poll jews and jew-adjacents. If you want to “prove” overwhelming support for confiscatory gun control measures, you poll AWFLs. If your… Read more »

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  TBC
6 months ago

40% is the absolute floor for any Democrat—reached by every Democratic president in living memory!—because people whose minds are made of television are 40% of us. Biden’s actual approval rating, among people with any capacity to approve or disapprove of anything, is exactly zero. Does that matter? Not at all. The 40% of Americans who are wholly untouched by reality includes the entirety of the above-middle classes. Elon Musk is a proud Hillary/Biden voter.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Hemid
6 months ago

Mondale proved it. And as the diversity vibrates harder, that floor has no doubt risen, which Mitt Romney, in a rare moment of clarity, pointed out.

It’s an embarrassing historical fact for the shitlib that Clinton barely got above the Mondale floor. That’s one time they didn’t complain about the electoral college.

Xman
Xman
6 months ago

It’s always hard to judge how happy you should be relative to other people and other times. Personally and collectively, things are not as bad as in times past. My house is paid for, I have a paid-for new truck. The bills are getting paid on time. Nobody is getting drafted into the Army to kill Confederates in Tennessee. You did not just get a letter saying that your 18-year old son got shot out of the sky as a ball-turret gunner on B-17 over Hamburg and is listed as MIA. Someone is always happy, and someone is always getting… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Xman
6 months ago

Very interesting thoughts. I’m right there with you. To understand the problem Z-man poses, one really needs some more information. The phenomena seems synonymous with one of, “are immediate, basic needs being fulfilled or not?” That 30% of the populace says yes (directly or by behavior) is that hard to believe? I don’t think it is. Most folk are pretty a-political and though we label them “clueless”, if they are making the monthly “nut”, should they care about anything else? Or rather should they care about what we (DR) care about?

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Xman
6 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNxoLJy3m3s I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth. Banks are going bust. Shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had… Read more »

Nick Nolte's Mugshot
Nick Nolte's Mugshot
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

Screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky, son of Russian Jewish immigrants, in this angst ridden soliliquy from the movie Network in 1976, captured the fear of Whites seeing it all beginning to slip away and their impotence to do anything effective about it. I used to really like this movie but looking back it now it seems like leftist Hollywood just taking another victory lap on Heritage America.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Nick Nolte's Mugshot
6 months ago

It was honest, though, and valuable for that.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Nick Nolte's Mugshot
6 months ago

Howard Beale’s above-quoted jeremiad and Arthur Jensen’s lecture to Beale about the true nature of modern society (“You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and you will atone!”) are worth the price of admission.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35DSdw7dHjs

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

About 10 years ago I was listening to IW podcast at work, and there was a bumper package (whatever they’re called) that had that speech. When Beale said, “I want you to get up now,” this crunching metal dropped and started thrashing as he went on speaking. Good stuff, only heard it that one time, though.

RealityRules
RealityRules
6 months ago

“The thing is the government tells us that inflation is slowly ticking down. It was 8.7% last year and is 3.7% now.” Well, the official number is probably half of what it really is. Inflation compounds. Even if it is at 3.7% it is at 3.7% compounded upon the 16+% and 8.7% of previous years. “Even so, if things are good in the economy, despite some concerns over things like health care and inflation” This is the point. Health care, and energy and food are taken out of the inflation numbers. So the numbers are a lie to begin with.… Read more »

Winter
Winter
Reply to  RealityRules
6 months ago

“Health care, and energy and food are taken out of the inflation numbers.” It’s convenient, isn’t it, that the numbers don’t include the things people need to survive. I know a self-employed family whose health insurance is going up by $400 a month starting in January. That’s a 20% increase, pushing their monthly premiums to over $2,400 a month — nearly 30K a year. No dental. These are not wealthy people, but they’re conveniently too wealthy to qualify for a subsidy. Meanwhile, border jumpers and welfare recipients get free or subsidized care. It’s madness, but hey, at least those getting… Read more »

Vxxc
Vxxc
6 months ago

Everything will be alright once they ban TikTok.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Vxxc
6 months ago

“Repent, Harlequin!”

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Vxxc
6 months ago

If I recall correctly, Trump wanted *not* to ban TikTok, but to force its US sale to an approved US company. In any event, even banning it will produce—within a few months, it not immediately—copy cat software filling the open niche in the market. So Chinese influence may exit the stage, but the perniciousness of the software is probably here to stay.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Compsci
6 months ago

“You can’t data mine our subjects. Only we can data mine our subjects.”

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  Compsci
6 months ago

As he often does, Trump instinctually hit on the right thing to do (by stupid/available means): remove TikTok as a subject of discussion. The worst poison it put in the public mind, always repeated during any “debate” about its legality/etc., was the claim, unchallenged by anyone, that the Chinese “algorithm” is so advanced it’s achieved magical sway over the American mind. Does it take an enemy superintelligence to deduce that boys want to watch machinery, stunts, and girls “trying on clothes,” and girls want to watch girls shop and bitch about dating and other girls (white)? Framing it as a… Read more »

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Hemid
6 months ago

The last time I looked at Dik-Dok, it appeared to be an EXTREMELY FERTILE hunting ground for any Chad looking to spread his seed.

Dem bishes seemed to be horribly [existentially?] lonely & miserable & burdened with despair.

The looks on their faces were just begging for White bunz in their White ovenz.

Now whether you could find any Un-v@xxed Purebl00ded chicks on Dik-Dok is another question entirely…

My guess would be that scr0tial media addiction and clot-shot-v@xxination are two variables which have a ridiculously high correlation coefficient.

3g4me
3g4me
6 months ago

On paper I should be happy – long-term stable marriage with a couple of grown kids, and a beautiful grandson. After years of economic struggle, we’ve finally reached a degree of financial comfort and security. Since our suburban to rural move, we live in privacy and great natural beauty. And I am generally happy personally – certainly far more than I was when dealing with daily diversity. My husband is a wonderful man, and he provides for our family, helps our friends, and he makes me think and laugh. But since I’m neither naive nor historically ignorant nor unutterably selfish,… Read more »

Alone in the northeast
Alone in the northeast
Reply to  3g4me
6 months ago

If nothing else, it’s good to know you’re not worrying alone.

no tinsel, no transoms
no tinsel, no transoms
Reply to  3g4me
6 months ago

I was thinking about this the other day-right now, our history books are being rewritten by the “winners” so that in 20 or 30 years, all this stuff happening will seem perfectly normal and acceptable to our grandchildren as they will never have known anything else. Perhaps we will all be like the J’Nai on the Star Trek episode where they only had one sex and were not allowed to choose anything. (and how did Gene Roddenberry get so prescient anyway?) I currently am suffering from “doom fatigue”-I don’t care about Ukraine, I don’t care about Gaza, nor Trump, nor… Read more »

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
Reply to  3g4me
6 months ago

3g4me – I have a 2 yr old grand daughter – blonde hair, blue eyes. Perhaps we could arrange a meeting with said grandson circa 2040.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Stranger in a Strange Land
6 months ago

Stranger: Our neighbors have a 4 year old granddaughter and put in a claim when they saw a picture of my grandson, and our best friends back in Texas have a 3 year old granddaughter with similar coloring. Either way, have to ensure those recessive genes don’t die out.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  3g4me
6 months ago

Three tiny points of light: 1) Kentuckians refused to vote for a kneegrow GOP gubner. 2) Eastern Long Island is now ruled by Whites [on the heels of an epic race riot in Staten Island]. 3) Joe Manchin realized he could never again pull the wool over the eyes of the people of West Virginia, and so he called it quits. Just three teeny-tiny little data points indicating that the Saxon [to include the Scot & the Sicilian***] is beginning to hate. This is a GoodThing®. ========== ***We’ll make honorary Saxons of our Staten Island Bros. And of course you’d… Read more »

Snooze
Snooze
Reply to  Bourbon
6 months ago

Long Island is the new Staten Island.

Bourbon
Bourbon
Reply to  Snooze
6 months ago

Sounds good to me, Bro, sounds good to me.

Apex Predator
Apex Predator
Reply to  3g4me
6 months ago

When these -real- concerns hit me, these blackpills, I find inspiration from our greatest works. EUROPEAN works.

Notice the unsaid motif in LOTR of the dark hordes chasing the fair skinned nordic inspired elves out of the world and attempting to dominate men. Tolkein knew how this all worked. Samwise Gamgee would like to speak with you and remind you why you fight on even in the darkest of times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6C8SX0mWP0

DLS
DLS
6 months ago

I think a lot of the increased outrage is that half the country no longer feels they have a say in matters. Vote rigging and FBI surveillance has left us with no peaceful path for change. Trump was a pressure release valve until he was swarmed by rats and couldn’t shake them off. He even invited many of them in, not knowing any better. But as outraged as the Left was from 2016-2020, they at least could still feel that their votes mattered. This is no long the case for the Right.

Loukan Revma
Loukan Revma
Reply to  DLS
6 months ago

Good. For the Right to understand that they cannot get what they need by democratic means is one step closer to Red Caesar.

krustykurmudgeon
krustykurmudgeon
6 months ago

i was talking with my dad yesterday that maybe the event of the past century or so is merely a metaphorical squeezing of a balloon and not realizing it goes out the other end. Steven Pinker wrote in a book about how things have never been better because things like violence, starvation, genocides, infant mortality etc have never been lower. But what if the problems just reappear in different ways? I’m of the view that we might be headed towards a kind of implosion rather than explosion. Like what happens if people lose interest in violence but they also lose… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
6 months ago

Pinker misses the boat here. His book and analysis are spot on no doubt. However, we as a people now expect such an (peaceful) environment—and as such, do not appreciate/care how bad it was in the Middle Ages or even further back in antiquity. That’s the problem with academics—they often live in an alternative reality. 😉

Zaphod
Zaphod
Reply to  krustykurmudgeon
6 months ago

I like this Squeeze the Balloon analogy and often use it myself too.

One of the myriad fatal flaws of our ‘Meritocratic’ (it is to laugh) Professional Managerial Class is that they have no training in or talent for Systems Thinking: They can’t grok Second Order Effects, Entropy, Pressures in the system having to manifest themselves *somewhere* even if you block off this or that avenue, and forget about any comprehension of feedback systems and associated modes of stability/instability, etc., etc.

But that’s what you get when you have Rule by Hand Wavers.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
6 months ago

“Direction of the country” has always been among the stupidest of polls, and that is saying something. I am certain that the overwhelming majority so polled have no idea or concept whatsoever what direction the “country” is actually headed in, in all of the history of that poll question they have never had an idea, as if such a thing could be plotted on a compass to begin with, in a way that your average jab taking normie griller or shitlib or bugman could understand. MPAI, we know this for a fact, and polling them about the “larger questions” just… Read more »

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
6 months ago

Oh, and I was doxxed so I can’t even apply for jobs. Another reason I’m mad.

Dutch Boy
Dutch Boy
6 months ago

Come on, all is well – Joe Biden is prez. Buck up, Americans, who could ask for anything more?

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
6 months ago

One thing to note is that in a healthy, normal society, the most optimistic should be the youth. People just making their way in life. The least optimistic people should be the ones being carted off to the nursing home any day. Instead, we have these pickle-ball playing boomers with Nasdaq stock and home equity in their own world. Their advice to the young isn’t that they’re being scammed, that they need to pause and reflect on how to get ahead with a corrupt to the core country with embedded inflation, no, Their advice is “Just keep humping it out… Read more »

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  JR Wirth
6 months ago

I’m a few years older than Zman (so I guess edge GenX/late Boomer). So I will declare my bias right up front. That done, I have to say JR that a lot of the younger folks I encounter are lazy, entitled, drug-addled, promiscuous and soft. (So I’m jealous haha). When I graduated college, interest rates were 11%, unemployment was 10% and life wasn’t easy. Yes, Reagan was President and things were turning around from stagflation. But still, it was no day at the beach and in hindsight, it looked easy for everyone of that generation. The guys I worked with… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Captain Willard
6 months ago

With excepted ups and downs, the United States has been on a long, slow economic decline since the Arab oil embargo of 1973. What constituted prosperity was redefined constantly afterwards, but the rot was there even fifty years back. The prosperity of today is unprecedented but if defined as generally understood half a century ago–in ability to have housing and family formation, it never really recovered fully after 1973 and that decline is accelerating now. The economic prospects of today are not the same as before then, softness aside, especially for young white males. What we see as a revival… Read more »

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  Jack Dodson
6 months ago

Basically, the postwar boom can’t be replicated without another war. Which this time we would lose, or at best not win, because we don’t have a comparable industrial base to what we had for that one. So the “nation” needs a new economic raison d’etre, which for a time was financialization, which is a fancy word for inflation. You can only run on inflation for so long before it starts to hurt. Yet Civnat G. Normiecon, having lived it, or at least heard about it, thinks the postwar boom is normal, and expects it. Quite the conundrum. The solution I… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
6 months ago

Remember that scene in Network where the corporate guy tells Beale that the arabs made a lot of money, and now they’re going to return it? Maybe it’s like that— the average guy made a lot of money postwar, and he gave it back via financialization. I’m old enough to remember when people talked about how millennials would be the first generation to be poorer and shorter lived than their parents. Maybe that’s a disaster, or maybe it’s a regression to the mean. Why deflation hasn’t set in is a different question, obviously the answer is more debt to service… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Jeffrey Zoar
6 months ago

Btw, Boomers got the same treatment, if less extreme. The Reagan amnesty and debt explosion happened as the ‘Me generation’ came into their own.

My criticism of Boomers is that they accepted and perpetuated it, at the expense of future generations. I’ll criticize Millennials the same if they do, too.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  Captain Willard
6 months ago

Read what you just said. Read it again. This is the exact attitude that I’m talking about . You’re not seeing what I’m seeing just below me and even the same age. And no, they’re not all lazy and on drugs. This is a cop out. As if your age group was such a prize screwing around in vans in ’83.

David Wright
Member
Reply to  JR Wirth
6 months ago

You really are the king of generalizations and stereotypes. Easier to perceive and navigate the world I suppose.

JR Wirth
JR Wirth
Reply to  David Wright
6 months ago

God forbid we stereotype. They exist for a reason. I see stereotypes all day long walking around me. We’re not as unique and special as you think. It doesn’t change the fact that a very obtuse group of olds are wandering around giving sh-t advice thinking we still have a “civil society.”

Zaphod
Zaphod
Reply to  David Wright
6 months ago

Stereotypes are our programmable primate brains’ way of compactly encapsulating norms and standard deviations of distributions of various creatures’ various behavioural traits.

Senile Ancients, Human Sheep, and Ideologues freeze these representations or get them at second- or third-hand or manufacture them out of whole cloth.

For the rest of us, nothing wrong with being a walking talking chimping Reverend Bayes and constantly updating our priors as we tend our private gardens of stereotypes. It’s only human and highly evolutionarily sound to do so.

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  JR Wirth
6 months ago

Let the dead bury the dead.

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  JR Wirth
6 months ago

I admitted my bias right up front JR.
I deal with younger people every day at work. They are the upper decile of their age group and they are way softer than the upper decile in the past. I’ve seen two generations come through my industry now.

And I deal with the best. The rest are hopeless: This is the fattest, laziest, most drug-addled (including anti-depressants) generation of all times.

Valley Lurker
Valley Lurker
Reply to  Captain Willard
6 months ago

“Their advice to the young isn’t that they’re being scammed, that they need to pause and reflect on how to get ahead with a corrupt to the core country with embedded inflation, no, Their advice is “Just keep humping it out there.”

Right over your head.

Vinnyvette
Vinnyvette
Reply to  Captain Willard
6 months ago

I was there, when you were there. It was a hell of a lot easier in the 70’s – 80’s starting out young compared to now. There is nothing economically stable now. Nothing! The country wasn’t in a constant state of anxiety and chaos. A college education actually had some economic value, now it does not. For Christs sake, you’re talking about a time before NAFTA and GATT. Women weren’t yet full blown batshit crazy. I could go on and on. Being a young, white male wasn’t on the verge of being a crime against humanity. There was relative peace… Read more »

Dinodoxy
Dinodoxy
Reply to  Vinnyvette
6 months ago

It kind of amazes me when people of hour generation fly into a rage when an older person tells them, no you are not a victim.

You’re a loser a d there’s a bif difference.

Gespenst
Gespenst
Reply to  JR Wirth
6 months ago

The blecks blame the whites for their problems. The Jews blame everybody for their problems. The Dot Indians blame the Raj for their problems. The Middle East blames America for their problems. Age cohorts younger than the Boomers blame Boomers for their problems.

“It’s all so tiresome.”

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
6 months ago

“People sense the lights going out on their culture and they see signs of it in the household budgets.” This is it. Call it civilizational angst. Every civilized subject of AINO–and admittedly, they become scarcer with each passing day–sees the culture decaying into diabolical wreckage, encounters elevated competence at every turn, watches his disposable income shrink, and correctly concludes that the first two phenomena indirectly and directly cause the latter. When civilization is intentionally transformed into savagery, civilized people suffer a dramatic decline in living standards, and they become despondent and angry. But pollsters are either not intelligent enough to… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

incompetence…

Tars Tarkas
Member
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

Just look at how we are awash in scams. 20 years ago, if you’re bank needed to get a hold of you and called you, you could be pretty sure it was your bank. Now, every time the phone rings, you have no idea who is calling, only that it is probably a scammer. When you order something, you expect to be ripped off. You go to the store and you see people stealing with impunity.

This is life in an empire.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
6 months ago

It’s bad enough that if I don’t recognize the caller or the phone number, I simply don’t answer. And if I neglect somebody I really should have spoken to, well, them’s the breaks.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

Ostei: Moving has done wonders re scam calls and junk mail. I simply had our mail forwarded to our friend in Texas who uses her business address – she then packs it up and ships it to us at our new property. I’ve gone online and changed all the address on all bills and legitimate things to our new home address, but thus far (7 months in) zero junk mail. I never answered calls on my cell, even in Texas. We get poor reception up here in the woods, but friends/family know to call on the landline, so still get… Read more »

Whitney
Member
Reply to  3g4me
6 months ago

Last time I moved, I did not forward. I contacted all that needed to be contacted and just let all go and #1 reason was because of the effing NRA that stuffed my mailbox daily with a bunch a brightly colored flyers. I have not given them any money since I moved. I just can’t stomach it starting up again.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  3g4me
6 months ago

Resisted sail foams and clung to my land line as long as I could, which was far longer than most. Alas, one of my jobs REQUIRED I use a sail foam, so here I am.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

Ostei: This. Civilizational angst. Thank you.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  3g4me
6 months ago

Yeah, but let me add something that needs mentioning. We are not the society we were in the 60’s. We are now *diverse*, with Whites in an ever spiraling decline to minority status.

Who are these millennials bemoaning their less than optimal opportunities as compared to the Boomer’s? I’d say they are increasingly minority and that explains a lot. The comparison of my generation to theirs is hopelessly conflated with race and IQ as well as culture.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

Maybe the thirty percent that claim they are happy with today’s Clown World are simply oblivious, morally bankrupt braggarts, like the protagonist in Randy Newman’s “My Life is Good.” A couple weeks ago My wife and I Took a little trip down to Mexico Met this young girl there We brought her back with us Now she lives with us In our home She cleans the hallway She cleans the stair She cleans the living room She wipes the baby’s ass She drives the kids to school She does the laundry too She wrote this song for me Listen Yeah… Read more »

RDittmar
Member
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

I’m a big fan of Newman. Have (almost) all his albums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDLWz2lt9kA

May I suggest this one too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAk4-P_LbKw

p
p
Reply to  RDittmar
6 months ago

Beware of the Naked Man—

RDittmar
Member
Reply to  p
6 months ago

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

Let me tell you something about myself. I’m a college man and I’m very wealthy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEdR–NNDco

usNthem
usNthem
6 months ago

I can tell you the “browning” of America is really pissing me off, big time. I live in one of the border states and it’s incredible as to what’s going on and the fact that neither the feds or state government are doing one GD thing about it, other than apparently encouraging the invasion. I got a view up close and personal in the past month. We flew out of our near border city to DFW a few weeks ago and there were at least 3-4 dozen central/south american beaners along with their rugrats (believe it or not, you can… Read more »

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  usNthem
6 months ago

The Browning is the biggest event in American history since Jamestown. It is the biggest event in Europe since neanderthals were displaced

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  usNthem
6 months ago

I used to fly a lot, back in the day. I am certain that it’s been good for my mental health that I have flown only once in the last 15 years. I don’t even like to set foot in airports, whether flying or not.

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
6 months ago

“Not only do the people on television avoid talking about what matters to you, you are not allowed to talk about what matters to you and this is extremely frustrating for a growing number of people.“

Great line . I’m in an online club of Normita vonsevatives and this is what infuriates me.

Why can’t we talk about these things. They just say “this isn’t the forum”

Uh it’s EXACTLY the forum.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Hi-ya!
6 months ago

You can’t talk about it because raycissm. That word is the sock jammed in the mouth of the white race.

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

You have to marvel at the effectiveness of that one word. Was it Trotsky who coined it? Genius. Thinking about how one word has paralyzed and terrified an entire race into submission is incredible.

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  Wolf Barney
6 months ago

Its sound is perfect too, the “sssism” sounds like a cut or a slice from a blade.

As Hans and Franz said:

Alas, the girly man is a formidable opponent!

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Wolf Barney
6 months ago

Let us defeat the power of that word and see where we stand then

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

Oh, that’s what it’s really all about, isn’t it? If white people simply nullify the semantic charge of that little word, it’s a brand new ballgame. And the Power Structure knows that dam’ well. If that talismanic incantation loses its power, so does the Left lose its power over whitey. But that particular charm is imbued with immense dark magic, and it is difficult to break.

Mr. Burns
Mr. Burns
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

The word racism is given the power it has by the cradle to grave morality tales on the television and the movies. It’s the subtle things like tone of voice, facial expressions, group dynamics of those plays that quietly re-shape young minds and turn them against their own interests. Those false morals are then backed by hard power. Desire to conform kicks in. It is elemental psychology put to practical use. Jews never should have been permitted to seize such a powerful weapon as mass media. We should have a Ministry of Culture as Iran has where all media has… Read more »

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

MIn 26 1994 Sam Francis amren

In the United States today, whites exist objectively, but do not exist subjectively. And in my view that is the fundamental problem we face, the reason we are losing the racial war against us.

The Real Bill
The Real Bill
6 months ago

“Norman Normie looks under his bed and is shocked to find a terrorist, a racist, and an anti-semite….”

I suspect that all of us here are facing the same basic problem: how to keep on enjoying life in a world that’s rapidly degrading in so many ways.

Taking it all seriously…. figuriing out how to best respond, while not letting it depress you, obsess you or drive you crazy… is the task we face.
.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  The Real Bill
6 months ago

It’s hard for me to enjoy going out any more because of the constant fight against epically passive-aggressive shit drivers and massive crowds.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
6 months ago

Yes, going out in public is now quite despressing because it confirms our low opinion of our compatriots and even the human race.

Filthie
Filthie
Member
6 months ago

I go to Blab for daily my morale vaccine and booster shot. This morn, for example…a 77 year old stubfart shot up an environmental protest. He killed two protesters in cold blood… and I smiled in contentment. The other day I went by, and someone piadted a vid where some black baboon effed around and found out and then died.

Happiness is where you find it… so keep your eyes peeled!

Whitney
Member
Reply to  Filthie
6 months ago

I also think this could turn into a redemption arc for the boomers.

TomA
TomA
6 months ago

The plates are wobbling, there are no adults in DC, the Crazy is worsening day by day, and all elections going forward will be stolen. What’s not to worry about? Sane people sense an impending collapse, hence the pervasive anxiety. And yes, debate in the public square will be censored lest pitchfork mobs start organizing. Whining solves nothing, so what to do? You can only fix you. Now would be a good time to improve your health and physical fitness. Lose those extra pounds, put on some muscle, sharpen your aim, and get your ass out of the city and… Read more »

theRussians
theRussians
Member
Reply to  TomA
6 months ago

those 30- some percent absolutely believe that they need only fix you…since they’re edge-a-macated and listen to npr and stuff.

Tars Tarkas
Member
Reply to  TomA
6 months ago

We need community and community based solutions. “You can only fix you” is literally true, but falls far short of what needs to be done. It’s indicative of the phony individualism pushed by con inc. Its even embedded in our language. How many times have you heard the “LGBT Community” or the “Black Community” Have you ever once heard the “White Community?”

We don’t live on islands and we shouldn’t live on metaphorical islands. A bunch of disconnected individuals are absolutely powerless against our united enemies.

Alzaebo
Alzaebo
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
6 months ago

*says “the White Community”*

*”you can’t say that!!” immediate reply*

A moment of silence

*furrowed brows as dangerous questions beg to be born*

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
6 months ago

I’m all in on community association and now live in a rural county in which most everyone you meet has had calluses on their hands at some time in their life. No argument from me on choosing your friends and neighbors carefully. That said, at least 2/3rds of the seniors (and way too many of the young and middle-aged) in my neck of woods are overweight and in real need of some fitness motivation. Its not enough to just talk a good game, you have to be able to back it up if need be. The latter takes focus and… Read more »

Marko
Marko
6 months ago

First and foremost, new media and social media has made people “unhappy”. Really starting in the late 1990s, all news has been to curry outrage. Even people on /our side/, who are often very funny, want you to be upset all the time. Except for thot accounts on Instagram, everything else on our phones says that we live in shitty times. I don’t think there’s been a time in history where so much bad news is allowed to infiltrate our private spaces. Second, everyone prefers to complain. Nobody likes the person who says their life is awesome. Even people with… Read more »

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Marko
6 months ago

The decline is real. And it could be the foothills of Fall of Rome 2.0. The anxiety is people half-consciously sensing this.

Epistemologically it’s not a trivial question why we know the decline is real. Because they could probably produce a lot of data, like the economic figures, to say “oh no, things are moderately fine”. But not going to harp on egghead points about why we know it’s real. It is

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

Compared to the vast majority of human beings who have walked this planet, our standard of living is marvelous. However, only a blind boob could fail to notice that there has been a dramatic decline over the last 30 years. And people compare themselves to where they were earlier in life, not to how people lived 1,500 years ago.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

I think even most leftists understand somewhere that if your country will be populated in the future by the great grandchildren of someone from another continent and not by yours, that means losing in a very definitive way. In fact the most definitive way

Winter
Winter
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

“even most leftists understand somewhere that if your country will be populated in the future by the great grandchildren of someone from another continent and not by yours, that means losing in a very definitive way.” You’d think so, wouldn’t you? But from what I’ve seen, the average leftist doesn’t understand this at all. In their minds, those Haitians and Guatemalans will become “Americans” like the Germans and Poles did, just with browner skin and spicier food. “We’re all Americans, dontcha know?” And those leftists who DO understand how this will negatively impact heritage Americans aren’t unhappy either, because they’re… Read more »

Marko
Marko
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

W/r/t America, most leftists don’t care a whit about white replacement. Because America has always been a country of immigrants or slave imports; “Bring me your poor, your tired” etc. This isn’t even a moral argument with them. It’s just North America, which has always been a canvas on which people are painted on. W/r/t Europe, it’s a bit trickier for lefty. On one hand, immigrants are good. On the other hand, most of them have been to London or Paris. They want a cute European vacation instead of being surrounded by slightly menacing brown men. When leftists aren’t in… Read more »

Paintersforms
Paintersforms
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

Winter: virtue-signaling is their grilling.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

The big obstacle to The Great Reset is institutional memory of far better economic times along with the high functioning white society that enabled it. Even the border jumping parasites at some point realize the nation they entered is somewhat diminished. As you point out, though, the economic circumstances even in their diminished state remain unprecedented in human history–yet people are angry and unhappy, largely due to the erasure and debauchment of their culture. Even as it moves to rule by force, the GAE will not hold on once the economic prosperity goes away. A lot of the accelerated looting… Read more »

GA
GA
6 months ago

Interesting as to Internet Forums – I used to go to the comments sections first bc they were usually better than whatever article was put up by a Mainslime Propagandist. Using the “hate” bs they closed all of that down ofc – easy to get some Leftists to put up “hate” comments to be used for such…- So no there is no push back to these utter Liars posing as “journalists”….

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
6 months ago

Zman – “With trust at all-time lows, everyone is going to be unhappy, not matter how good things are on paper.”
Seems so, but do I trust that trust is at an all time low? In any case, I suspect the trust bar has ample room to descend further.

Ivan
Ivan
Reply to  Stranger in a Strange Land
6 months ago

“thirty percent are content. How is it possible for these people to exist in the same reality as the rest?”

It’s the True Believers.

I live next to a parrot. She repeats the Regime Line (lies) that all is well.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Ivan
6 months ago

It is virtually impossible for a major party candidate to get less than thirty percent of the vote in a two-way candidate race. There is almost always at least thirty percent of the electorate who will vote (D) or (R) no matter how incompetent or unappealing the candidate or how badly the party in power have performed.

Dinodoxy
Dinodoxy
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

I’ve known several people over the years who always voted for the person they thought was going to lose.

Which struck me as kinda of nuts until recently. Now i think it might be the best voting strategy of all. Because the games rigged anyway. But the more a typical pol wins by, the larger the “mandate” they claim to have. Limiting that affect, even a little bit is sane.

Hi-ya!
Hi-ya!
Reply to  Ivan
6 months ago

My elderly mother just told me after a dinner with friends one of them said this was the greatest time to be alive because of technology and convenience

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Hi-ya!
6 months ago

As a young GenXer, I’d go back to the 80s and 90s in a heartbeat.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
6 months ago

Me, too. The 1480s. (-;

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Hi-ya!
6 months ago

I say the same thing as grandma often in discussion—but immediately follow it by asking, “why are we then all so miserable”. That leads into a discussion of morality and the follow-up, “science is inherently amoral”.

Celt Darnell
Member
6 months ago

Well, I know our host doesn’t like the idea of generational politics, but I’ll bet that 30% who are happy are nearly all Boomers. When you’re retired with a mortgage paid off in a decent neighborhood, a lot of the key issues that make people unhappy don’t affect you. Declining economic opportunities, student debt (huge for Millennials, of which I am not one), and housing insanely expensive relative to income are simply not your problem. The browning of America is more of a problem for those looking for good schools for their kids, navigating diversity in the workforce (i.e. avoiding… Read more »

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Celt Darnell
6 months ago

“I’ll bet that 30% who are happy are nearly all Boomers.” More unfortunate stereotyping, and easily refuted. The Boomer generation is estimated to be around 77M. OK, some are now dying off and the rate is increasing. However, the top 20% (wealth-wise) of the population is about 70M people. They certainly are *not* all Boomers. Indeed, the typical person going into retirement (which by definition are/must be the Boomer generation) has about $100-140k or so wealth and is dependent totally on SSI. That’s really poverty level shit. So unless the Boomers are happy about something unrelated to wealth, it’s doubtful… Read more »

Getreal
Getreal
6 months ago

The YT guy Rich Cooper (a Canadian) has a mantra, IIRC, “enjoy the decline.” I think he is on to something there. My own is to NOT let the ‘culturists’ ruin your quality and joy in life. Do not be defeated, between your ears, since that is where their victory begins — and thus the tsunami of Psy-Op aimed at one and all. It begins with laughter, derision, sarcasm and goes from there. Case in point, this fumfering about some fat, fake red haired ‘country singer’ and something called ‘Jelly Roll’ at come ‘country music’ awards. Or what Nimrata said… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Getreal
6 months ago

The Hos ‘ The Help who are the public face are ludicrous, but they are just high class hookers who don’t do anything. But I totally agree with you.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Getreal
6 months ago

There’s a fine line between not letting society’s slow crash make you perpetually unhappy and then denial. Maybe the thirty percent are the people who crossed that line.

Mis(ter)Anthrope
Mis(ter)Anthrope
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

Great post. I especially enjoyed your description of Newsome’s prostitute wife. Since our VP is also a prostitute, I assume it is no longer a shameful profession?

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Mis(ter)Anthrope
6 months ago

If say thank you but not having had the pleasure of Newsome’s wife I think you’re giving me credit for what someone else might have written 😁

As to prostitution, if you’re not lower in morality than an old harbor hooker, you’re not even in the game

Mis(ter)Anthrope
Mis(ter)Anthrope
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

Sorry, I intended to reply to getreal.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Mis(ter)Anthrope
6 months ago

Since our VP is also a prostitute, I assume it is no longer a shameful profession?

Melania Trump is a retired sex worker come mail-order bride. The MAGAs see her as the second coming of Jackie Kennedy.

DLS
DLS
Reply to  Mis(ter)Anthrope
6 months ago

I didn’t know the story of Mrs. Hair Gel, so I looked it up. This part was pretty, um, unusual: “She found herself unexpectedly alone with Weinstein in a suite at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, where she had agreed to join him for a meeting….He emerged from the bathroom in a robe, wearing nothing underneath, and began groping her while he masturbated. Ms Newsom said she faked an orgasm to end the ordeal.” So a 31 year old former college soccer player found herself alone in a hotel room with a naked fat man in his fifties, who… Read more »

Getreal
Getreal
Reply to  DLS
6 months ago

Yes, yes. That story COMPLETELY holds water — and that from those that have scuttled to the high ground like underwater crabs… holding something dead in one claw while waving the other around to point to what they deem “mis” and “dis”, couch, “information.”

Lying slut kills own sister. Squats, marks territory as a lib-rul with wahmen hyphenated name.

Sure, sure, future leader, unless Hair Gel upgrades, maybe Michele O’bumbler gets a Haitian divorce, marries Grabbler, er Gavin. Then they are declared King and Queen forever.

Also, guy that meant to reply to me, never apologize.

Jeffrey Zoar
Jeffrey Zoar
Reply to  DLS
6 months ago

Siebel….. mother’s maiden name Fritzer…. EST

Getreal
Getreal
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

Hmm, well I don’t think it is an either/or thing. More like survival on the frontier, hostiles can come over the hill any time. Highway robbers await at every crossroads.

But feeling that pull on your line of a large mouth bass, these ne’ers do well cannot change the pleasure of that.

Acceptance, instead of denial — of the terms of the battle space– then on to strategies to deal with the parameters while keeping the aim of NOT letting the evildoers rob you and yours of your God-given joy.

And always muttering, “fuck you” as needed.

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Getreal
6 months ago

The YT guy Rich Cooper (a Canadian) has a mantra, IIRC, “enjoy the decline.”

That’s also a tagline that Aaron Clarey, a redpill YouTuber from South Dakota uses. It’s also a title of one of his books.

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  Getreal
6 months ago

After growing up on Lady Bird, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford and Rosalind Carter, I’m not quite ready for Mrs. Newsom. We’ve come a long way I guess.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Getreal
6 months ago

I thought Aaron Clarey, aka Captain Capitalism was the, “enjoy the decline,” guy?

Getreal
Getreal
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
6 months ago

You are likely all correct – I like Clarey too — not enough to pony up for the books — I pretty much have the info they contain on hand.

Pretty sure I have heard Cooper use the same term. But to quote an ugly, haggard war criminal, “at this point, what difference does it make?”

Mike
Mike
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
6 months ago

Does this guy realize that a perverted form of capitalism is what got us into this mess in the first place? On second thought we’re probably in natural end-stage capitalism where it metasticizes into what we have now.

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
6 months ago

Inflation is the culprit. Most people live from paycheck to paycheck and are highly-sensitive to monthly payments and the cost of consumer credit. When you combine it with the general “noise level” of politics and war, it creates malaise.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Captain Willard
6 months ago

I’m not seeing it my area, which is an exurb that has a mix of light industry, retail, retirees, and folks who come in from rural spots.

Almost every night of the work week the bars and restaurants are 50 to 75% full.

I can’t figure out where people are getting all this GD money to drive in and hang out all the time.

What am I missing?

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  The Wild Geese Howard
6 months ago

“I can’t figure out where people are getting all this GD money to drive in and hang out all the time.”

Credit cards, payday loans, reverse mortgages, HELOCs or a combination of same.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

Apparently, a considerable number of AINO’s subjects go deeply into credit card debt to finance attendance of NFL games and concerts by horrendous pop “musicians.”

SMH

Cruciform
Cruciform
Reply to  Captain Willard
6 months ago

Debt and its brother-in-arms, Usury ad the enemy. The latter has been unleashed on us during our lifetime. Normies accept that ‘having my kid borrow six figures’ and ‘gotta have two car payments’ as NORMAL.

And thus their nickname.

Normies are also low information people, so they also accept the consumer-ist messages rammed down their collective gullets, and feel the need to use DEBT to project STATUS.

Makes them vulnerable, feel more of a need to conform. Weak.

1UnknownSubject
1UnknownSubject
6 months ago

The future for kids also contribute to this unease. Take into account the minimum required to live and work; health insurance, car insurance, rent/mortgage, food, and taxes of all kinds at both state and federal, along with the insidious inflation / devaluation of the currency. Top it off like you say Z-man with politicians not solving problems and rarely working on issues important to the common person/electorate. And the browning has happened with astonishing speed – I live in CA (Orange County) and me and the family are minority caucasians at this point. Not the country I grew up in.… Read more »

fakeemail
fakeemail
Reply to  1UnknownSubject
6 months ago

Wasn’t the OC the breadbasket/HQ of the Republican party? More proof (as if it was needed) that conservatives conserved NOTHING!

1UnknownSubject
1UnknownSubject
Reply to  fakeemail
6 months ago

Barely hanging on to its conservative roots here in the OC. One or 2 more elections cycles and it will most likely be flipped.

Hemid
Hemid
Reply to  fakeemail
6 months ago

Outside of Reagan himself, “Reaganism” was the culture of Orange County Republican politicians’ wives—then known as “women in tennis shoes” (a totally lost insult)—taking over American politics.

That’s why there’s a near-total overlap between that era’s “social conservatism” (hysterical campaigns to censor everything that men enjoy, because Satan is a misogynist) and leftist feminism. Their only difference was abortion.

They’re together in heaven now, smiling down at how ugly actresses have become.

Tars Tarkas
Member
Reply to  1UnknownSubject
6 months ago

“Not a native CA resident but born in ME and grew up in the Midwest”

The amount of interstate moving people do in the US is another problem eating away at the fabric of life. Families are broken up. Everyone is from somewhere else and if they are lucky enough to have an in-tact nuclear family, it’s all they have in the area.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
6 months ago

So true. In the 70s through the early 90s, my extended maternal family all lived within 10 miles of one another and we were an extremely tightly-knit group who spent a great deal of time together. Now some of them have died, of course, but of those who remain, they are scattered hither and yon, and the family gatherings of yore are no more. And covid conflict fractured what little family solidarity remained, perhaps permanently. It’s very sad. Now all we have are old Polariod photos…

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZX6Q-Bj_xg All these kinds of places make it seem like it’s been ages Tomorrow some new building will scrape the sky I love this country dearly I can feel the ladder clearly But I never thought I’d be alone to try Once I was outside Penn Station selling red and white carnations We were still alone my wife and I Before we married saved my money Brought my dear wife over Now I work to bring my family stateside But off the boat they stayed awhile then scattered across the coast Once a year I’ll see them for a week… Read more »

fakeemail
fakeemail
Reply to  Tars Tarkas
6 months ago

Yes, all my aunts and uncles and cousins lived in different states. Made for some fun trips as a kid, but they just weren’t around and thus I don’t have any bonds with them. Famiiles sticking together is important which is a lesson that Americans forget somewhere in the 60s-80s.

Individualism really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
6 months ago

While inconsequential, what really hit me this week regarding decline was the trailer for the remake of Mean Girls. The characters are unanimously ugly and woke, the cinematography colorless and drag, the jokes cringe, and is a clear cash grab at nostalgia. Just totally soulless.

When was the last time you saw a fun, light movie that you could just enjoy? We can’t even make fun escapist fare, let alone high art ,and we wonder why everyone things things are going downhill.

Mow Knowname
Mow Knowname
Reply to  Chet Rollins
6 months ago

“The Lego Movie”

Everything is awesome.

Penitent Man
Penitent Man
Reply to  Chet Rollins
6 months ago

“One Piece” Apparently based on some manga thing. Dunno exactly because I’m not into that. It came highly recommended with the caveat that I must watch at least to episode 3 to “get it”. I scratched my head for two episodes asking WTH am I watching? Then, delight set in. It’s ludicrous like “Time Bandits” but wholesome. Diverse sure, but it’s a pirate fantasy world so it works. The main character is noble, hopeful, and indefatigable. Character backstories are touching. The women aren’t Mary Sue girl boses (they will break under pressure which is not allowed in modern entertainment). There… Read more »

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
6 months ago

https://youtu.be/lf5QYD9njrk?si=Xx9_la4YZocgak1z

I don’t know if this will work, but this Polish politician has the answer to most problems.

Men saying no.

Bartleby the Scrivner
Bartleby the Scrivner
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
6 months ago

The more I watch the above video, the more I think,”can you imagine if our politicians had the same attitude as this guy?” Most of the border problems would vanish overnight.

Pete
Pete
Reply to  Bartleby the Scrivner
6 months ago

That Based Polish Man’s government just lost power in the last election. The Poles voted for national suicide just like every other white nation. Why? Because a movie came out in Poland right before the election called “The Green Border.” It’s the usual boohoo about how white people are mean and nasty for not allowing refugees into their countries. So basically women’s heart strings were tugged by a propaganda movie and boom now it’s all over for them. At least the women will get to experience black gang bangs (non consensual) before they die which is probably what they really… Read more »

anon
anon
Reply to  Pete
6 months ago

Land belongs to those who can take it and hold it.
That is how nature works.
Any ecological niche belongs to the animal that struggles for it.
Does Europe belong to the Europeans? If Europeans give it away, then NO.
Nature punishes stuff like that with extinction.

Citizen of a Silly Country
Citizen of a Silly Country
6 months ago

The country – and its various nations – are at an interregnum and that’s always disconcerting. We’re no longer the country of white Christians (or, at least, those values) that we were from the founding to the 1980s or even into the early 2000s. That country is dying and will be parrot dead when the Boomers go to that big disco in the sky. But no one is sure what will replace it or who will run that country. No one is too excited by the idea of the brown horde running the show – even the brown horde. No… Read more »

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
6 months ago

The future could be Lebanon, Brazil or something in-between which I guess corresponds to South Africa. Coming from late 20th century America, that’s one serious slide.

What’s missing is optimism; literally no one seems to believe the future is bright. The emerging technology could arguably lead to an incredible future; with AI curing cancer, cheap and convenient travel, healthy tasty food, caviar on every plate and a flying car in every garage. But everybody knows in their bones that’s not where we’re headed

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

Peak tech was probably 10-12 years ago. It’s been all new-shine on old-crap since then

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
6 months ago

Maybe. I personally think AI is something new and revolutionary. Reasons being include: AI never having played Go against humans beats best AI that learned playing human Go masters (Go is said to be more complex than chess); AI more than ten years back beat John’s Hopkins consultants in swift, correct diagnosis; AI determining gender on hand X-rays that radiologists were unaware you could see; the, as i understand it, revolution in AI around 2017 where they started to use the language model of AI to analyze other fields and that meant the same AI could analyze totally disparate fields… Read more »

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

Sorry, i think it was race, not gender, on hand X-rays

Eloi
Eloi
Reply to  Citizen of a Silly Country
6 months ago

Nicely put; the interregnum part is extremely apt. I always think of South Africa as a good model for our future (while accepting many variables are not the same). SA was a first world country directed by Whites. Then, they passed this well maintained country – heck, it was even a nuclear power! – to the natives. And what you see is not a sudden collapse, but a continued wearing down of the gears of society. And, as things continue to degrade, the scapegoat will be the Whites. Even in SA today, the Whites will build a nice settlement and… Read more »

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  Eloi
6 months ago

Whites? Or (((Whites)))?

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  Wolf Barney
6 months ago

The ((Whites)) down there have already left for the most part. They are not stupid.

Eloi
Eloi
Reply to  Wolf Barney
6 months ago

Personal disclosure – I believe a cabal of both Whites and (((Whites))) run things. So, in both senses, yes.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

Right now is like a balloon waiting to go up that temporarily got stuck in some branches

WCiv911
WCiv911
6 months ago

If you’re not unhappy, fearful, high anxiety, then you’re not paying attention. All the news, everyday is bad news. Not only that, but all the trend lines are pointing downward. Look at all the crazies, the drug use, the depression, the crime, stupid wars, the inhumanity. Now i’m not a strong believer, but i do believe that only God can save us. Even if you don’t believe he will, behave as if you do. Go to church. Be supportive. Come to the aid of a friend. Don’t tell your wife it’s hopeless! Don’t despair. Living without hope is like dancing… Read more »

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  WCiv911
6 months ago

That’s a salutary post. However, even the churches have been taken from us. We can no longer find solace and sanctuary there.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

The church = organized religion. Lack of organized religion is not lack of Belief. Indeed, early Christianity had no formal organization as we understand it today. It survived and thrived for centuries underground. Churches may be “poz’d”, but Belief can not be destroyed so easily. You have a Bible. You have friends. You have a living room. You *need* nothing else to keep Faith alive. Be a subversive.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Compsci
6 months ago

Oh, I’m well aware of that. However, the traditional denominational churches served an important social and cultural function. Sacriligious as it may sound, church attendance wasn’t all about worshiping God. It was a major part of people’s lives for other reasons, too. Take that away and you’ve undermined another part of civil society’s foundation.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

Yep. I concede your point. Need to reread your posts before responding. 🙁

Mow Knowname
Mow Knowname
6 months ago

WSJ.com is on it: join the legions and your dream job at GloboCorp awaits.
“Companies hungry for hard workers are lining up to hire military veterans”
https://www.wsj.com/lifestyle/careers/your-new-co-worker-is-a-total-drill-sergeant-literally-e4f81fd0?mod=mhp

A new life awaits you in the Off-world colonies. The chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure…

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  Mow Knowname
6 months ago

After interviewing a bunch of Millennials, you too would consider hiring veterans Mow. After fielding questions about “work/life” balance and ESG, you are looking for someone who will follow the chain of command and perhaps show up for work.

not my people
not my people
Reply to  Mow Knowname
6 months ago

“wake up–time to die–“

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  not my people
6 months ago

“Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.”

george 1
george 1
6 months ago

So based on the economic data we should be happy.

What if I told you that all of the data they are spewing are lies?

What if I told you that even though most are not worried about climate change the PTB are proceeding with programs that will destroy society based on climate change.

What if I told you the plans are to destroy white society and eventually most whites themselves.

Now all of that makes me very unhappy.

c matt
c matt
Reply to  george 1
6 months ago

Inflation 3.7%? Hahahahaha.

That’s as believable as 6,000,000.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  c matt
6 months ago

Yep, unbelievable. If you doubt me, then look around at interest rates quoted for T-bills or mortgages. The markets don’t lie.

Chet Rollins
Chet Rollins
Reply to  george 1
6 months ago

> What if I told you that all of the data they are spewing are lies?

One of my favorite genres is people dogpiling Paul Krugman as he explains if you ignore automobile, utilities, housing, and food prices, the economy is humming along wonderfully.

RDittmar
Member
Reply to  Chet Rollins
6 months ago

I haven’t actually bothered to read anything “Paul Krugman” has written for years and years now, but I’ve always suspected that his columns were written by his wife. He’s married to some Commie chick not really half his age but maybe two thirds his age. I think Krugman himself is sitting in the TV room with a pudding cup and petting his pussy while his wife pens columns in his name.

Mow Knowname
Mow Knowname
Reply to  Chet Rollins
6 months ago

But, but…have you seen the low prices for 100 inch LCD TV’s?!?

Now go buy some BudLite and watch sports ball. Soma pill is optional.

Joseph Jenkins
Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

Anyone watch the debate? My rankings: 1. Nikki Haley. She substantively had such strong answers that she looked like someone who could actually do the job of president Neoconservatism made its comeback last night, and Nikki Haley led the charge. Whether talking China, Israel, Ukraine, or Iran, she was crisp and confident. Her answer on abortion was thoughtful and seemed likely to connect with both primary and swing voters. If this were an actually competitive presidential nomination process, you’d be hard-pressed not to see Haley as far and away the most viable candidate for the general election. She certainly beat… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

Lol!!!! Bot much?

Guest
Guest
Reply to  Jack Dodson
6 months ago

Exactly this. This place has seen a large influx of new commenters, and I am beginning to suspect that many of them are bots or trolls. It’s really dragging down the comments section.

Compsci
Compsci
Reply to  Guest
6 months ago

Comment software needs to be reimagined. We really are susceptible to planned disruption, which is a killer to the readership that Z-man has worked hard—for years—to develop.

Bloated Boomer
Bloated Boomer
Reply to  Compsci
6 months ago

Zed man’s poasts are far better than his comment section, which is the total opposite of steve sailer.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Jack Dodson
6 months ago

That has to be a bot, Nimrata is a browner Hilary Clinton. She comes across as shrewish, obnoxious and just a bitch.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Mike
6 months ago

When she removed the Stars And Bars from the grounds of the state capital, she was caught on a hot mic, “I have always hated that flag and I really can’t stand the people who fly it either.”
This was why she was packed off to the UN, that comment was a campaign killer and the GOP knew it.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

Still laboring under the delusion that these curtain jerkers are of any consequence in the grand scheme of things?

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  KGB
6 months ago

The biggest delusion of all is that public opinion matters one single bit. It is hard to believe people cling to it. The average Russian or Chinese has more input into policy.

Horace
Horace
Reply to  KGB
6 months ago

It’s pretty funny that they think we can be hoodwinked into caring about their trash clowns.

The Greek
The Greek
Reply to  KGB
6 months ago

Nimarata is important for who she represents, which is a full throated voice of the MIC. As Vivek pointed out, she went from being UN ambassador to being on the board at Boeing. I watched the dog and pony show out of curiosity. And I came away with this…Haley is scary. Like really, WW3 imminent kind of scary. End of the empire, and go out with a bang kind of scary. I good question for her last night would have been, “What country would you NOT want to send Americans to go die fighting in?”

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

Back in the real world:

Current choices for US President Team R:

1. Old white guy who’ll probably be in prison.

2. Half Indian woman who calls her opponent “scum” in a public forum. (hysterical much?)

3. Full Indian man who is some kind of bizzaro Bennie S clone.

3g4me
3g4me
Reply to  ProZNoV
6 months ago

ProZNoV: Minor point, but Nimrata is full Indian woman. Her kids are half. Her daughter married a jogger, so her grandchildren will be 1/2 jogger, 1/4 desi, and 1/4 white cuck. The face of numurka.

The repuke primary could be summed up as desi versus desi.

ProZNoV
ProZNoV
Reply to  3g4me
6 months ago

Lovely.

So much for a silver lining.

Thanks for the correction.

3 Pipe Problem
3 Pipe Problem
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

Vote harder my friend!

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

Thank you for watching the dog and pony show for me. One thing about Haley: what she says is a 180 from what she actually has done, or would do. Apparently, her lying skills are getting better.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Stranger in a Strange Land
6 months ago

There was a debate? Who knew?!

Carl B.
Carl B.
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

Somebody called from the Psych Ward.

TomA
TomA
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

OMG, ChatGPT is now a member on this board!

Geo. Orwell
Geo. Orwell
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

President Tuna Curry? Hard pass. And it will never happen.

theRussians
theRussians
Member
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

we could expect no less from the dnc partners at NBC. everyone was in on the script except Vivek.
fwiw, Trump won last night.

The Wild Geese Howard
The Wild Geese Howard
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

For me, the fact they aired Vivek’s entire performance confirms the fact he’s controlled op.

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

Forgot “/sarc” tag

cg2
cg2
Reply to  Joseph Jenkins
6 months ago

What was Nikki’s position?
Hoagie?

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  cg2
6 months ago

Hoagie style???

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
6 months ago

I suspect among that 30 percent who claim things are swell are partisans who are afraid to answer negatively since it would hurt their guys who now are in office. Independents and the two main political parties have about one-third popular support each so that would be mirrored in those results. The open border and endless wars are largely the cause of the dissatisfaction, and the politicians’ paymasters have taken policy reversals in those areas off the table. Marxists would look at the current situation and think the United States is in a pre-revolutionary condition. Given there has been a… Read more »

Reynard
Reynard
Member
Reply to  Jack Dodson
6 months ago

“Marxists would look at the current situation and think the United States is in a pre-revolutionary condition.” Marxists can take a look at any and all advanced industrial states and conclude that they are all in a near constant state of “pre-revolutionary conditions.” But as Marx learned the hard way, that hardly ever means the proles will actually mount an uprising let alone a successful one. Like you said, scattershot, disorganized riots will probably occur in the next year. Pathetic anti-corporate “protests” by overweight larping boomer liberals will sprout up here and there. These are not real threats to the… Read more »

Captain Willard
Captain Willard
Reply to  Reynard
6 months ago

The Proles lack “class consciousness” and are busy flaming each other on social media and smoking weed. They’re premenstrual and pre-diabetic, but not pre-revolutionary.

Reynard
Reynard
Member
Reply to  Captain Willard
6 months ago

“They’re premenstrual and pre-diabetic, but not pre-revolutionary”
Now that’s a good line! lol

rasqball
rasqball
Reply to  Captain Willard
6 months ago

I dunno…the white, working class, rural, “Swamp Yankee” types around here (Cent. NY) are playing “Cosplay Ostrich;” carrying on as though contrary behavior and a strengthening of the regional accent will be their protection and redemption.
I do not have the heart to point out…

Oswald Spengler
Oswald Spengler
Reply to  Jack Dodson
6 months ago

Something my college history professor said about revolutions has always stuck with me. Counterintuitively, revolutions usually don’t occur when things are at their worst. People are too demoralized and beaten down to revolt when times are at their toughest. It’s when a country has gone through a rough patch, conditions start to improve, and then they start to worsen again. People then are not just discouraged they are angry. For example, the Russian Revolution didn’t occur when czarist repression was at its maximum. The Bolshevik Revolution occured after the liberal democratic Kerensky government came to power with much hope and… Read more »

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

From the dissident point of view, does this mean the door opens if a Trump becomes President pledging again to stanch the browning of our lands while accomplishing nothing (again)?

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

There is nothing so unfuriating as expected gratification denied.

Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

…and it’s also infuriating. (nyuk nyuk)

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

But the Kerensky goverment falling was caused by constant undermining by the Bolshies. They had no intention to just be a partner, they wanted total control and made sure they got it.

MayYouLiveInHappeningTimes
MayYouLiveInHappeningTimes
Reply to  Oswald Spengler
6 months ago

Right; there’s been no abundance of anarchist urgency last 3 years, Summer of Floyd and Day Which Will Live In Infamy II excepted. Most of it I was in a state not particularly compliant with the general fad, and the foretold unrest never unrested (i.e. non-government workers did gradually ignore the virus hypochondria and return to normal). I recall some were saying, “Oh, it’s gonna pop off in [x metro in other state] any minute now”– nope. So much nonsense fills a typical week now, feels I’m surely forgetting something, but there was nothing at the level of the Canada… Read more »

Member
6 months ago

Put it all together and maybe the reason that the lack of cooperation is number three on the list, just below things that should matter to people, is that the people never see anyone in Washington talking about those things that matter. Not a single candidate has anything useful to say about inflation or health care costs. They have nothing to say about the drug problem or the growing crime problem. It is not that the parties do not get along. It is that they agree to ignore the important issues. I note that if you search this post for… Read more »

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Vizzini
6 months ago

Mass migration is the primary driver for the dissatisfaction, I think. It may not have been one of the answers offered or people are reluctant to mention it.

Boarwild
Boarwild
Reply to  Jack Dodson
6 months ago

Call it what it truly is: an invasion.

Fully aided & abetted by the Democrat Party.

Member
Reply to  Boarwild
6 months ago

Fully aided & abetted by the Uniparty.

FTFY.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Boarwild
6 months ago

I don’t use “invasion” since it implies what is happening is not state-approved.

Wolf Barney
Wolf Barney
Reply to  Jack Dodson
6 months ago

Invitation. As in roll out the red carpet.

Felix Krull
Member
Reply to  Boarwild
6 months ago

It’s not an “invasion” when the foreigners are being invited in and bribed with taxpayer monies to move to America.

For the last thirty years, Western leaders have been busy bullhorning the glad tidings all over the third world: “Party at our house tonight! Free booze! Free drugs! Free hookers! Bring all your friends and family, and send this message to everyone you know! First hundred millions guests get a free car!”

And at the border, the guards greeters are fistbumping every guest of honor.

Moran ya Simba
Moran ya Simba
Reply to  Vizzini
6 months ago

Z did mention the browning of America. And that probably comes closer to the real issue than immigration technically; if it were Norwegian blondes immigrating by the millions, it wouldn’t be this foreboding

Boarwild
Boarwild
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

You kidding? I’d be on the sidelines cheering it on! ;<)

Member
Reply to  Boarwild
6 months ago

Norwegians are Goodwhite cucks who throw people in jail for being insufficiently deferential to peoples’ pronouns and gender identities.

Member
Reply to  Vizzini
6 months ago

Scandinavian immigration gave us Minisomalia, formerly known as Minnesota.

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  Vizzini
6 months ago

Don’t be so bloody literal-minded!
LOL

Member
Reply to  Vizzini
6 months ago

Don’t be so bloody literal-minded!

I’m literally shaking!

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson
Reply to  Moran ya Simba
6 months ago

I didn’t waste my eyes, but from what I gather it was thirty minutes into the Republican clown show before immigration was mentioned in the debate last night and it only was in passing. Public trust and confidence have collapsed in the United States government due to its erasure of the borders, which is supposed to be its primary responsibility. I agree the “browning” part increases the rage, but the spectacle of no border controls while running from one money-laundering war to another is too much for most people. D.C. plans to rule by force now, and that will work… Read more »

Member
Reply to  Jack Dodson
6 months ago

There’s a reason “Build the wall!” and “Lock her up!” were the catchphrases of Trump’s 2016 run, and there’s a reason nobody in power wants to talk about that.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Jack Dodson
6 months ago

Sixty percent of the participants are themselves brown.

Clayton Barnett
6 months ago

>>When it is seventy-thirty it means something is going on with that thirty percent.

SSRIs?

pyrrhus
pyrrhus
Reply to  Clayton Barnett
6 months ago

Yes, something is wrong…the poll was rigged…Along the same lines, 3.7% inflation?? Try double that…

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Clayton Barnett
6 months ago

Yeah my first thought was “drugs”.
30% probably accounts for the “undertow” and it’s keepers; like asking well-fed prisoners and their guards how it’s going.

Member
6 months ago

The thing is the government tells us that inflation is slowly ticking down. It was 8.7% last year and is 3.7% now. If anything, people should be thrilled with the direction of inflation. In fact, they should be cheering the people who control the economy for their great work on inflation.

Why should anyone be happy? Their money was stolen during that 8.7% inflation. It’s still gone and it ain’t coming back. Now people are supposed to be happy that they’re stealing a mere 3.7% (through this particular method, not counting all the other ways they rob us)?

3 Pipe Problem
3 Pipe Problem
Reply to  Vizzini
6 months ago

Pentagon budget-cut spending theory of economics ideology. It’s not really a cut, just less of an increase, or here, decrease.

Evil Sandmich
Reply to  Vizzini
6 months ago

People didn’t have much to begin with and then they took a big chunk of it away anyway.
My wife likes craft fairs during the holidays but I find them depressing. It’s just people selling multi-level-marketing crap or stuff ten degrees away from actual garbage; my people reduced to a nation of tattooed pan handers with the government reaching in to take their cut from the pans.

KGB
KGB
Reply to  Evil Sandmich
6 months ago

And don’t forget to hit the tip jar!

Ostei Kozelskii
Member
Reply to  KGB
6 months ago

The other day I got mugged and the mugger gave me a receipt with a suggested 18% tip!

Member
Reply to  Ostei Kozelskii
6 months ago

Well, it’s a crime to not report illegally obtained profits on your taxes. Good to see he’s keeping his books in order!

Maniac
Maniac
Reply to  KGB
6 months ago