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Will be going off to my dacha this week so probably not much poasting.

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Bannonade

This week’s events have been dominated by the Charlotteville clashes, and the resulting cyberpurge of the Alt Right and mass felling of Confederate monuments.

Now comes news of the resignation of Steve Bannon.

It will certainly be fun to see the 666D chess theorizing on this one. T he man himself, at any rate, isn’t bothering: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.”

This just leaves Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka as representatives of the populist wave that brought Trump to power. All the others have been purged.

Meanwhile, power has drifted towards Wall Street/Goldman Sachs globalists, the Kushner-Trumps, and a triumvirate of warhawk generals (Chief of Staff Gen. Kelly; NatSec Advisor Gen. McMaster; Secretary of Defence Gen. Mattis).

In foreign policy terms, I suppose the main saving grace of this administration – as opposed to an alternate history Hillary Clinton’s – is that Trump has alienated much of the rest of the world. Acording to a recent PEW poll, most countries trust Trump even less than Putin, who needless to say has some major PR problems of his own.

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This was, perhaps, unfortunate back when America First was the order of the day, but now that the US is ruled by a nepotistic junta guided by Kushner’s vision, the world’s skepticism towards Trump might become a blessing in disguise, limiting the damage that the people around him can do in the next three years.

Main

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* Scott Alexander covers Effective Altruism Global 2017:

I got to talk to people from the Qualia Research Institute, who point out that everyone else is missing something big: the hedonic treadmill. People have a certain baseline amount of happiness. Fix their problems, and they’ll be happy for a while, then go back to baseline. The only solution is to hack consciousness directly, to figure out what exactly happiness is – unpack what we’re looking for when we describe some mental states as having higher positive valence than others – and then add that on to every other mental state directly. This isn’t quite the dreaded wireheading, the widely-feared technology that will make everyone so doped up on techno-super-heroin (or direct electrical stimulation of the brain’s pleasure centers) that they never do anything else. It’s a rewiring of the brain that creates a “perpetual but varied bliss” that “reengineers the network of transition probabilities between emotions” while retaining the capability to do economically useful work. Partly this last criteria is to prevent society from collapsing, but the ultimate goal is:

…the possibility of a full-fledged qualia economy: when people have spare resources and are interested in new states of consciousness, anyone good at mining the state-space for precious gems will have an economic advantage. In principle the whole economy may eventually be entirely based on exploring the state-space of consciousness and trading information about the most valuable contents discovered doing so.

If you’re wondering whether these people’s research involves taking huge amounts of drugs – well, read their blog. My particular favorites are this essay on psychedelic cryptography ie creating messages that only people on certain drugs can read, and this essay on hyperbolic geometry in DMT experiences.

* Wired: Biohackers Encoded Malware in a Strand of DNA.

So this is how Tyranids beat Necrons.

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* Wongupparaj, Peera – 2017 – The Flynn effect for verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory: A cross-temporal meta-analysis

Based on the findings from a cross-temporal meta-analysis using 1754 independent samples (n = 139,677), the Flynn effect was observed across a 43-year period, with changes here expressed in terms of correlations (coefficients) between year of publication and mean memory test scores. Specifically, the Flynn effect was found for forward digit span (r = 0.12, p < 0.01) and forward Corsi block span (r = 0.10, p < 0.01). Moreover, an anti-Flynn effect was found for backward digit span (r = − 0.06, p < 0.01) and for backward Corsi block span (r = − 0.17, p < 0.01). Overall, the results support co-occurrence theories that predict simultaneous secular gains in specialized abilities and declines in g.

James Thompson review: Working memory bombshell

* Davies, Gill – 2017 – Ninety-nine independent genetic loci influencing general cognitive function include genes associated with brain health and structure (N = 280,360)

We found 9,714 genome-wide significant SNPs (P<5 x 10-8) in 99 independent loci… Genetic association results predicted up to 4% of general cognitive function variance in independent samples. There was significant genetic overlap between general cognitive function and information processing speed, as well as many health variables including longevity.

The pace of progress in this sphere is blistering, with major papers published nigh near every month.

* Rabbit reacts to Trump’s Alt Left smear.

(The traditional Alt Left considers itself to be a subset of the Alt Right that but with less thot hate and more rocket ships and radical life extension).

* Noah Carl – 2017 – Cognitive ability and socio-political beliefs and attitudes.

This thesis looks like a very solid, comprehensive overview of the subject.

Russia

* New York Times: The engines in North Korea’s newest ICBM’s have been pinpointed to the Yuzhmash missile factory in the Ukraine.

/r/worldnews comment:

After doing some of my own investigation (thank you Google), I am of the opinion that this story is well-supported by multiple sources of evidence. The engine that NK has been using since Sept 2016 is definitely related to the Soviet engine that this factory built until the 1990′s. This factory still has these engines, and officially continued maintaining them until mid-2015. North Korean spies/officials were detained by Russia in 2011-2012 when they attempted to enter Ukraine to head to this factory. Ukraine fell apart economically and politically in the 2013-2016 period, and this factory announced it would go bankrupt in early 2015, but then somehow managed to survive. Ukraine has a long history of substantial black market arms trading, some of their rockets have ended up in Iran, Syria, and Pakistan. The best Soviet engineers were stationed in Eastern Ukraine during the Cold War for mainly political reasons (most Soviet leaders were ethnically Ukrainian). As for the engine/missile itself, the trajectory of the launches are similar to tests in the Soviet Union during the 70′s-80′s. The design is very similar in the photos that NK has shown. The dimension of the rocket body and the stages are almost a mirror image of the 1980′s examples. US intelligence officials, and the former CIA head, hinted that the US intelligence community was “caught offguard” by the “unlikely pace of the NK missile program” because of “certain factors”. That seems to indicate that the CIA believed (as of late 2016) that NK had somehow received foreign help that substantially boosted the program. Finally, NK has utilized similar tactics to gain a hold of short and medium range missile technology in the 1990′s. They worked closely with Central Asia, Pakistan, and Ukraine to boost their Ulan missile program. Let’s not forget that NK is well-known for its very savvy black market program and unofficial spy network. There were even NK officials found in Syria back in 2015, most likely eyeing the S-300 missiles that Russia brought there.

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* Thomas Piketty et al. – 2017 – From Soviets to Oligarchs: Inequality and Property in Russia, 1905-2016

Uses his methods from Capital in the 21st Century to calculate historical inequality in Russia, one of his conclusions is that the welfare of the median Russia hasn’t budged relative to 1989.

There is a point to Bershidsky’s critique that inequality in the USSR was primarily expressed in terms of access, not income differentials, so making direct comparisons with capitalist countries are questionable.

* Latest Navalny investigation: The son of Putin’s spokesman Peskov, Nikolay Chole, lived as hoodlum chav in the UK, with convictions and prison time for stealing cell phones with his Black and Pakistani gangmates; gets luxury car collection, horses on returning to Russia.

* Apart from all his other faults, Alexey Navalny is also a console peasant. Sad!

* Kirill Nesterov, my partner on the ROGPR podcast, has produced two (Russian-language) videos:

Misc

* Steve Sailer: Is India the world’s most reactionary civilization?

* Nicholas Nassim Taleb: The insidious racism of Mary Beard and the “diversity” operators

* Some baizuo: Beyond the pale: China’s cheerful racists

To many Chinese, ideas about racial hierarchies are not outdated anathema but unquestioned belief.

In Britain, a politician who uses a defunct idiom like ‘nigger in the woodpile’ loses the whip. In China, racism is a standard undercurrent of public debate. A few months ago, Pan Qinglin, a Tianjin politician, announced to reporters that he had found out how to ‘solve the problem of the black population in Guangdong’ — a province with a small amount of African migration. Warning that the new arrivals brought drugs, sexual assault and infectious diseases, he urged local policy-makers to tighten controls to prevent China turning ‘from a yellow country to a black-and-yellow country’. …

If China wants to realise its aspiration of replacing America as the country the world looks up to, it will need to sort out its race problem. It is an issue which fuels unrest at home, and damages the country’s reputation abroad. Xi Jinping has talked about a ‘Chinese dream’ — let’s hope it exports tolerance, not racism.

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* % Europeans that say that generally most people can be trusted. Belorussia can into Hajnal Line!

* Nature: China’s embrace of embryo selection raises thorny questions. (Can anyone spell them out to me?).

* James Thompson: Google Culture Wars (if anyone is still interested in the James Damore affair)

USA

This is really just about the continuing fallout from Charlottesville.

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* NYT: Amateur Sleuths Aim to Identify Charlottesville Marchers, but Sometimes Misfire.

The intensity of the meltdowns is something to behold. I have seen people disowning their children/parents/siblings just for supporting the racist/fascist Trump. Really hard to understand this mindset.

sjws-never-relent For instance, the father of Peter Tefft, a participant in the Unite the Right rally, went so far as to write a public letter denouncing and disowning his son. Not that this saved him from the SJW horde, which began to ask questions about the family’s responsibility for the son’s racism.

His sister, BTW, is a pot-smoking lesbian anarchist. One can perhaps imagine why he radicalized.

sjws-report-pharmacist It’s hard to be surprised after this, but perhaps the most striking case of Charlottesville Derangement Sundrome I found is a man with self-evident mental problems thinking about reporting his pharmacist for Nazism at /r/politics.

The patient’s reasons for suspicion? Because his pharmacist has a “1776 tattoo and I think maybe an 88 one too, he’s pale and blue eyed and has shaved his head.”

This was apparently an open and shut case according to the denizens of /r/politics: “Get his ass fired!”

The irony that they were singling out someone for persecution on the basis of his skin color flew right over their heads.

No wonder more and more people are writing about the potential of US Civil War II.

But keep things in perspective – the US doesn’t have the ethno-religious fragmentation of Syria or sharp ideological gradient of the Ukraine, and casualties to date have been far lower even than in the 1970/80s terror campaigns of fringe Communist groups in Europe and Japan.

* Audacious Epigone suggests the Alt Right adopt the Maltese Cross of the Crusaders instead of the Nazi swastika.

american-soldiers-support-separation* In response to Jeffrey Goldberg’s strange claim that Saving Private Ryan was about “a group of very aggressive alt-left protesters invading a beach without a permit,” Timofey Pnin points out that American GI’s were hardcore Alt Right by today’s standards.

More on the Cyberpurge

* Matt Forney: Night Of The Digital Knives: Silicon Valley Launches Biggest Internet Censorship Purge In History

* Jason Reza Jorjani, one of the three main people behind AltRight.com (the other two are Richard Spencer and Daniel Friberg), is resigning from the Alt Right to focus on creating an Iranian nationalist party in exile:

What this also means is that from this moment onward my responsibilities to the cause of liberating Iran from the Islamic Republic have dramatically increased. As I see it, we have several years to form the nucleus of a new regime, before rootless globalists and their Islamist pawns succeed in steering the collapse of the Islamic Republic in a direction that further erodes Iran’s territorial integrity and aborts its cultural rebirth.

* Greg Johnson has compiled the most comprehensive list of shuttenings I have seen to date:

  • Counter-Currents has been booted by PayPal and our Facebook page has been deleted.
  • Both Red Ice servers were hacked, as were the site owners’ Twitter accounts, and still have not recovered.
  • VDare, AltRight.com, and AmRen were bounced from PayPal.
  • VDare’s conference next April has been shut down by the venue.
  • TRS was taken down by their webhosting company, but got a new host and were back online in 3 hours.
  • Mike Enoch was banned for the fourth time from Twitter.
  • KickStarter, GoFundMe, and IndieGoGo have all vowed to shut down campaigns related to White Nationalist concerns.
  • Pax Dickinson’s Twitter has been shut down.
  • Hatreon is offline.
  • PolNewsForever’s Twitter has been shut down.
  • The Daily Stormer has been targeted with massive DDOS attacks.
  • The Daily Stormer domain registration was dropped by GoDaddy, transferred to Google, and then seized by Google.
  • The Daily Stormer discord server has been shut down.
  • The Altright.com discord server has been shut down.
  • Vanguard America’s WordPress and Facebook accounts have been shut down.
  • Spotify has removed 27 “hate” bands as defined by the SPLC.
  • GoFundMe has taken down campaigns to help James Fields.
  • RootBocks has been taken down by its hosting company, but is back online.
  • Xurious has been removed from Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
  • Daniel Friberg and Christopher Dulny, both Swedes, have been barred from entering the United States because of their presence at Unite the Right.
  • Lauren Southern’s Patreon account has been taken down.
  • Lauren Southern’s Instagram has been taken down, but is now back up.
  • NPI’s Paypal account has been shut down.
  • Two upcoming speeches by Richard Spencer have been canceled.
  • Identity Europa’s PayPal has been shut down.
  • Christopher Cantwell’s Facebook, PayPal, and website are gone.
  • Weev’s LinkedIn account has been shut down.
  • The Paranormies and other podcasts have been kicked off of Soundcloud.
  • YouTube had demonitized controversial videos, making it impossible for dissident video bloggers to make a living from their work.
  • Airbnb combed through the social media of people with Charlottesville-area registrations on Unite the Right weekend, and canceled the reservations and accounts of Unite the Right attendees
  • Uber has cancelled Baked Alaska’s and James Allsup’s accounts.
  • Squarespace is dropping multiple Right-wing sites.
  • A Toronto free speech event with Faith Goldy, Jordan Peterson, and Gad Saad has been cancelled.
  • Christopher Cantwell’s OKCupid account has been closed.
  • Expedia cancelled flights of people they suspected were attending Unite the Right.
  • Google removes Gab app from Android store.
  • Alternative Right, ed. Andy Nowicki and Colon Liddell, removed by Blogger
  • Mailchimp drops accounts from American Renaissance and Identity Europa.

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  1. New York Times: The engines in North Korea’s newest ICBM’s have been pinpointed to the Yuzhmash missile factory in the Ukraine.

    There are claims now that this probably isn’t correct:

    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/north-korea-much-more-dangerous-most-people-realize-21923

    May well be intentional disinformation though (the claim that Iran has been helping North Korea with missile technology sounds very dubious to me).

    lol at that stupid British woman castigating the Chinese for their racism. Britain is such a pathetic country today, with its “antiracist” ideology and its ridiculous sense of moral superiority. Makes me almost hope that one day China will demand an official apology and reparations for the Opium wars.
    Interesting about that Iranian guy with his Iranian nationalist project. It may seem utopian right now, but at least a worthy undertaking…though if it ever came close to succeeding I suppose the role of religion in Iranian society would be a divisive issue.

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    • Replies: @for-the-record
    Interesting about that Iranian guy with his Iranian nationalist project. It may seem utopian right now, but at least a worthy undertaking

    You really hopelessly young and naive, I fear. Do you really think a US-based "regime change" movement for Iran, led by a "native New Yorker", is what is called for under the present circumstances? How do you think that is going to work out?
    , @Rifleman

    Acording to a recent PEW poll, most countries trust Trump even less than Putin,
     
    Yet look how many non White, non Latin America countries have a much higher opinion of Trump than do the "Whitest" countries.
    , @Verymuchalive
    " stupid British woman...."
    You mean immature, English adolescent
    " Carola Binney is an undergraduate History Student at Magdalen College, Oxford, " who writes for the Spectator.
    The Spectator was once an interesting, small-circulation, Right of Centre magazine which published lots of stuff ignored by the MSM, often by writers ignored by the MSM.( Rather like UNZ ) I used to buy it every week. Then in 1982, it ceased being independent and Ferdinand Mount, its editor, left.
    I bought it less and less, and after a few years stopped.
    It has continued to go downhill. Like the National Review, it is CINO. And now it's employing ignorant Oxbridge students to fill its pages or website.
    It used to be said: Save the North of England, Give Liverpool back to the Irish.
    Perhaps it would have been better to say: Save the South of England, Close Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
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  2. inertial says:

    Yes, that was my favorite map of the week. Holy Scandinavia!

    I once call the Belorussians the “Germans of Eastern Slavdom,” and here is some of the evidence.

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  3. I just read that article by Taleb…seems very confused to me. I’m not even entirely sure what its point is, but apparently he believes Mary Beard’s diversity nonsense is a cover for Nordicism and looking down on people from Southern Europe and the Levant. Weird.

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    https://twitter.com/RamiAlLoIah/status/895316964796547072
  4. 5371 says:

    There’s not one problem in Iran that would not be made much worse by the disappearance of the Islamic Republic, and nothing good that it would bring. A little knowledge of history teaches that multi-party democracy would be as disastrous in Iran as in Russia, nor would the return of the former dynasty be more feasible. Perhaps Jorjani’s departure from the movement will encourage Spencer to return closer to reality.

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  5. Brabantian says: • Website

    As cynical as I am about most things – for example, in my informing others about the report in Moscow at the FSB & SVR, & at European intel agencies generally, showing that the MSM-backed purported hero ‘Edward Snowden’ is a fraud run by US intel tied to Dick Cheney & the Brzezinskis – as V. Putin himself hints -

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/09/21/russia-govt-report-snowden-greenwald-are-cia-frauds/

    There is yet something about Donald Trump I would suggest along the ’666D’ chess lines, post-Bannon-departure, tho I see the game as much simpler … with Trump is flying by regal instinct rather than concocting some baroque ‘plan’

    Amidst this oligarch-fuelled hysteria sweeping the USA, I think that Trump senses the most practical thing he can do at the moment, is let these fires run & consume themselves … because before too long, amidst the ashes of that burned-out fire, we may find that the participants in the Salem Witch Hunts of 2017 will understand themselves that they have been total idiots

    Trump is still throwing enough ‘bones’ to his base to hint at his thinking, whilst also feeding the goons some signs which they take as subservience … the most recent being the jettisoning of Steven Bannon … in fact I think it likely that Bannon is in on the clandestine project with Trump, as he starts at Breitbart with a clever claim of ‘defeat’ for the Trump election agenda … Trump & Bannon probably agreed, that the best way to fool Trump’s enemies right now, is to have Bannon out the door

    In a technical sense, with Trump going ‘both ways’ at various times, no one can really ‘be sure’ of Trump’s mind … it is all a question of faith now, as it must be if Trump seeks to make such a plan work

    But look at the core … Trump’s attack on the Fake News is one of the most important things any US President has done in history … That exposure to USA common people, that the News is Fake, is eternally unforgettable, powerful & revolutionary … and that revolution, cannot now be stopped by the hysterical Witch-Hunts of the Cucked which can only last so long

    Anatoly Karlin often provides both small & big gems in his writing, & I especially chuckled over this anecdote he gave us above:

    the father of Peter Tefft, a participant in the Unite the Right rally, went so far as to write a public letter denouncing and disowning his son. Not that this saved him from the SJW horde, which began to ask questions about the family’s responsibility for the son’s racism.

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    Amidst this oligarch-fuelled hysteria sweeping the USA, I think that Trump senses the most practical thing he can do at the moment, is let these fires run & consume themselves
     
    yes - i don't know if that's what he thinks but i certainly do. the media's power is trust x volume and as they have been losing trust they have been cranking the volume to compensate but too much for too long and regular people are going to start tuning out and SJWs burning out - political insulin resistance.

    Bannon at Breitbart could conceivably help with keeping the media hysterical if that is the plan. The autistes could help too but being leaderless they'd need a hint.
    , @Kevin C.

    Amidst this oligarch-fuelled hysteria sweeping the USA, I think that Trump senses the most practical thing he can do at the moment, is let these fires run & consume themselves … because before too long, amidst the ashes of that burned-out fire, we may find that the participants in the Salem Witch Hunts of 2017 will understand themselves that they have been total idiots
     
    Except that these sorts of things don't "burn themselves out". The Salem Witch Trials ended when the Colonial Governor Sir William Phips — who first established the court — overruled and then disbanded the court once the next round of accusations of witchcraft included his wife.

    The dynamic is a positive feedback loop of virtue signalling, what Jim Donald calls the Left Singularity. It doesn't "burn out", either someone seizes a monopoly on the death and torture — a Cromwell, a Napoleon, a Stalin — and makes it too dangerous to try to "out-left" them; or an outside power invades after they've been weakened by the mass murder, as with massively-depopulated Sichuan after the reign of Zhang Xianzhong of Seven-Kill Stele fame.

    But look at the core … Trump’s attack on the Fake News is one of the most important things any US President has done in history … That exposure to USA common people, that the News is Fake, is eternally unforgettable, powerful & revolutionary …
     
    People keep saying this, but I don't see what "awakening the normies" can actually accomplish? So most people realize the News is Fake. What then? The Leftists of the Federal bureaucracy will still all be in place, the judges will be peddling the same sophistry as always. Academia will still be in the iron grip of the New Orthodoxy, with requirements to submit to their indoctrination to be allowed the credential increasingly needed for any higher employment. Sure, the masses might vote differently, but voting doesn't matter. Our merely elected officials are but rotating figureheads, with all real power belonging to the lifelong bureaucrats and insiders who are immune to the opinions of the electorate. Iron Law of Oligarchy: only Elites matter; the masses are powerless.
  6. utu says:

    Should we be impressed or disappointed that to explain 4% only of variance it takes as many as 9,714 SNPs? The number P<5 x 10-8 implies that you may obtain the same result randomly 5 time out of 100 million random trials. Is doing 100 million random trials a lot? The number of random subsets of 9,714 SNPs out of 10 million SNPs is greater than 10^34000 possibilities, so no it is not a lot. But say you find a random subset that explains 4% or more than 4%. Should you scrutinize it and pay attention to the result? Why not this one subset rather than the one you have originally selected? They produce the same results after all, right?

    The mathematical problem is so greatly undetermined that it may take a sample of people that is larger than all atoms in the universe to solve it. There are many solution. Many different subsets of SNPs can explain even 100% of trait variance if you push it. They can explain 100% variance of random numbers if the length of the sequence of the random numbers is not sufficiently large. We must admire the restraint and integrity of the researchers because in the system they are dealing with for even large samples of subjects they should be able find subsets of SNP's that explain the trait variance even 100% and something (I presume integrity) stops them from doing so, and then they proudly announce they explain merely 4%.

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  7. DFH says:

    Jason Reza Jorjani, one of the three main people behind AltRight.com (the other two are Richard Spencer and Daniel Friberg), is resigning from the Alt Right to focus on creating an Iranian nationalist party in exile:

    So has the CIA decided that having an infiltrator in the Alt-Right is no longer useful, or is it just they have so many already that they feel they can spare one?

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  8. Osten says:

    Advice to America.
    Buy extra food and water supplies now.
    Stay inside during eclipse.
    Expect political crisis and seizure of power.
    Pray for uneventful day.

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  9. utu says:

    It will certainly be fun to see the 666D chess theorizing on this one. It’s really funny. But still understandable. The hope dies last long after the reason passed away particularly when you are still in love. They will be blind to what Bannon unequivocally said:

    “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said Friday, shortly after confirming his departure. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

    Ann Coulter got it right:

    I think this will do it! Now, media will forgive @realDonaldTrump and treat him totally fairly. They admire weakness.

    I though that Bannon would quit after April 4th. Probably he should have. I liked Bannon a lot and thought that he was the brightest point in the whole administration and alt-right movement.

    Here are few Bannon quotes that show that he is beyond the reach of American political class:

    “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”

    “The Democrats … the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.

    I also liked that he brought up the idea of regulating FB and Google like utilities.

    This is not surprising in light what he said about capitalism:

    Now, what I mean by that specifically: I think that you’re seeing three kinds of converging tendencies: One is a form of capitalism that is taken away from the underlying spiritual and moral foundations of Christianity and, really, Judeo-Christian belief.

    I see that every day. I’m a very practical, pragmatic capitalist. I was trained at Goldman Sachs, I went to Harvard Business School, I was as hard-nosed a capitalist as you get. I specialized in media, in investing in media companies, and it’s a very, very tough environment. And you’ve had a fairly good track record. So I don’t want this to kinda sound namby-pamby, “Let’s all hold hands and sing ‘Kumbaya’ around capitalism.”

    But there’s a strand of capitalism today — two strands of it, that are very disturbing.

    One is state-sponsored capitalism. And that’s the capitalism you see in China and Russia. I believe it’s what Holy Father [Pope Francis] has seen for most of his life in places like Argentina, where you have this kind of crony capitalism of people that are involved with these military powers-that-be in the government, and it forms a brutal form of capitalism that is really about creating wealth and creating value for a very small subset of people. And it doesn’t spread the tremendous value creation throughout broader distribution patterns that were seen really in the 20th century.

    The second form of capitalism that I feel is almost as disturbing, is what I call the Ayn Rand or the Objectivist School of libertarian capitalism. And, look, I’m a big believer in a lot of libertarianism. I have many many friends that’s a very big part of the conservative movement — whether it’s the UKIP movement in England, it’s many of the underpinnings of the populist movement in Europe, and particularly in the United States.

    That’s why to me, it’s incumbent upon freedom-loving people to make sure that we sort out these governments and make sure that we sort out particularly this crony capitalism so that the benefits become more of this entrepreneurial spirit and that can flow back to working-class and middle-class people. Because if not, we’re going to pay a huge price for this. You can already start to see it.

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  10. Ivan K. says:

    % Europeans that say that generally most people can be trusted. Belorussia can into Hajnal Line!

    The current link Karlin gave is this: http://bramaby.com/ls/blog/analytics/64.html
    It is without the map posted by Karlin and posted in comment no. 2.

    That map has been posted 6 days ago here:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/6tf6uq/percentage_of_people_that_say_generally_speaking/

    Lowest percentages : 5 and 9%: Cyprus.
    That made me recall that in Cyprus, people have a longstanding habit of leaving the doors of their cars and houses unlocked: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-cars-left-unlocked-in-Cyprus

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  11. Bliss says:

    Acording to a recent PEW poll, most countries trust Trump even less than Putin

    Interesting to see that Trump is most trusted:

    1. By the Dark Continent (Subsaharan Africa).

    2. By the Dark Subcontinent (India).

    3, By Israel.

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    White people really hate the guy. LOL.

    I think it's because most White people are :

    1 - women

    2 - wimpy guys.

    Many black African, Indian and Israeli Jews at least admire/respect the Big Man who stands strong against crazed opposition.

    There's an admiration for the type, not just this particular one.
    , @Chuck
    Based Black Man.
    Street Shitter.
    Greatest Ally.
  12. Brabantian says: • Website

    Andrew Anglin’s neo-Nazi Daily Stormer, the hardest-hit of all the censored internet sites, is back online at the .lol internet domain, seriously

    He has domain name registration via NameCheap, and anti-DDOS protection via Bitmitigate, both apparently ‘pro free speech’, at least for the moment

    https://www.namecheap.com/

    https://bitmitigate.com/

    Article by Anglin on how he is back online on the regular web (a real link)

    https://dailystormer.lol/unperson-andrew-anglin-reporting-in-where-we-are-now-here-in-stormtown/

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  13. Bliss says:

    This just leaves Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka as representatives of the populist wave that brought Trump to power. All the others have been purged.

    Gorka will probably be the next to go. He has been connected to neo-nazis and that is a no-no especially after Charlottesville. Because he is jewish Stephen Miller is insulated from this charge, despite Richard Spencer claiming to be Miller’s mentor. But Miller has a record of white nationalism which makes him vulnerable to the ongoing purge.

    Trump needs to unequivocally emphasize that his America First nationalism cannot and must not be equated with white nationalism.

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    What does America First nationalism mean?
    Who is going to advocate it in the ruling administration?
    DJT seems to have other priorities.
    , @Bliss

    Trump needs to unequivocally emphasize that his America First nationalism cannot and must not be equated with white nationalism.
     
    Trump pretty much did just that in his speech in Arizona yesterday.

    White nationalists are actually Globalists, since the white race is widely spread around the globe.These guys, too many of whom fly the Nazi flag or the Confederate flag, and who seek alliances with foreign ethnicities and races against people of their own nation are, by definition, traitors.

  14. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Bliss

    This just leaves Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka as representatives of the populist wave that brought Trump to power. All the others have been purged.
     
    Gorka will probably be the next to go. He has been connected to neo-nazis and that is a no-no especially after Charlottesville. Because he is jewish Stephen Miller is insulated from this charge, despite Richard Spencer claiming to be Miller’s mentor. But Miller has a record of white nationalism which makes him vulnerable to the ongoing purge.

    Trump needs to unequivocally emphasize that his America First nationalism cannot and must not be equated with white nationalism.

    What does America First nationalism mean?
    Who is going to advocate it in the ruling administration?
    DJT seems to have other priorities.

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  15. In foreign policy terms, I suppose the main saving grace of this administration – as opposed to an alternate history Hillary Clinton’s – is that Trump has alienated much of the rest of the world.

    Not to boast, but this was the principal reason I supported Trump (in full awareness that his pledge to improve relations with Russia was unlikely to be carried out, for reasons that are now all too obvious).

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  16. Expedia cancelled flights of people they suspected were attending Unite the Right.

    Truly extraordinary, if true — can you provide a source?

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  17. @German_reader

    New York Times: The engines in North Korea’s newest ICBM’s have been pinpointed to the Yuzhmash missile factory in the Ukraine.
     
    There are claims now that this probably isn't correct:
    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/north-korea-much-more-dangerous-most-people-realize-21923
    May well be intentional disinformation though (the claim that Iran has been helping North Korea with missile technology sounds very dubious to me).

    lol at that stupid British woman castigating the Chinese for their racism. Britain is such a pathetic country today, with its "antiracist" ideology and its ridiculous sense of moral superiority. Makes me almost hope that one day China will demand an official apology and reparations for the Opium wars.
    Interesting about that Iranian guy with his Iranian nationalist project. It may seem utopian right now, but at least a worthy undertaking...though if it ever came close to succeeding I suppose the role of religion in Iranian society would be a divisive issue.

    Interesting about that Iranian guy with his Iranian nationalist project. It may seem utopian right now, but at least a worthy undertaking

    You really hopelessly young and naive, I fear. Do you really think a US-based “regime change” movement for Iran, led by a “native New Yorker”, is what is called for under the present circumstances? How do you think that is going to work out?

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    Admittedly, you're probably right about this, I may have been carried away by my dislike of Iran's clerical regime. But change there has to come from within the country itself, not from Western-backed forces.
  18. @for-the-record
    Interesting about that Iranian guy with his Iranian nationalist project. It may seem utopian right now, but at least a worthy undertaking

    You really hopelessly young and naive, I fear. Do you really think a US-based "regime change" movement for Iran, led by a "native New Yorker", is what is called for under the present circumstances? How do you think that is going to work out?

    Admittedly, you’re probably right about this, I may have been carried away by my dislike of Iran’s clerical regime. But change there has to come from within the country itself, not from Western-backed forces.

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  19. Rifleman says:
    @German_reader

    New York Times: The engines in North Korea’s newest ICBM’s have been pinpointed to the Yuzhmash missile factory in the Ukraine.
     
    There are claims now that this probably isn't correct:
    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/north-korea-much-more-dangerous-most-people-realize-21923
    May well be intentional disinformation though (the claim that Iran has been helping North Korea with missile technology sounds very dubious to me).

    lol at that stupid British woman castigating the Chinese for their racism. Britain is such a pathetic country today, with its "antiracist" ideology and its ridiculous sense of moral superiority. Makes me almost hope that one day China will demand an official apology and reparations for the Opium wars.
    Interesting about that Iranian guy with his Iranian nationalist project. It may seem utopian right now, but at least a worthy undertaking...though if it ever came close to succeeding I suppose the role of religion in Iranian society would be a divisive issue.

    Acording to a recent PEW poll, most countries trust Trump even less than Putin,

    Yet look how many non White, non Latin America countries have a much higher opinion of Trump than do the “Whitest” countries.

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  20. Rifleman says:
    @Bliss

    Acording to a recent PEW poll, most countries trust Trump even less than Putin
     
    Interesting to see that Trump is most trusted:

    1. By the Dark Continent (Subsaharan Africa).

    2. By the Dark Subcontinent (India).

    3, By Israel.

    White people really hate the guy. LOL.

    I think it’s because most White people are :

    1 – women

    2 – wimpy guys.

    Many black African, Indian and Israeli Jews at least admire/respect the Big Man who stands strong against crazed opposition.

    There’s an admiration for the type, not just this particular one.

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    White people really hate the guy. LOL.

    I think it’s because...
     
    their media supports open borders
    , @DFH
    Europeans like to feel superior to Americans (because they are bigoted/gun-loving/racist/rednecks etc.). Our media panders to this.

    Non-whites are (in general) far more materialistic than whites and like Trump because he is rich. They see the gold, Louis XVme aesthetic as something to emulate, not horribly vulgar.
    Trump was actually more popular with blacks than whites before his involvement with Obama.
  21. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Andrei Martyanov

    Sebastian Gorka
     
    LOL.

    Explain the joke, wise ex-sailor.

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    Anon:

    I take it to mean that Gorka will be the next to be sacked. Unfortunately, a prognostication most likely to prove true.
  22. Dan Hayes says:
    @Anon
    Explain the joke, wise ex-sailor.

    Anon:

    I take it to mean that Gorka will be the next to be sacked. Unfortunately, a prognostication most likely to prove true.

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    • Replies: @Felix Keverich
    Martyanov thinks he is more intelligent and (possibly) more beautiful than Gorka. That's what his 'LOL' meant. It was meant to ridicule Gorka as person.
  23. notanon says:

    It will certainly be fun to see the 666D chess theorizing on this one.

    Reibus and Spicer were GOPe and who knows whose side Flynn was on so from that photo that only leaves Bannon.

    Trump’s biggest problem is having to battle the media narrative and all he has is his twitter feed, bits of Fox, a lack lustre Breitbart and the autistes – who’ve been unmotivated recently vs the entire MSM – so if Bannon going back to Breitbart is part of trying to beef that up then it’s good, if it’s a economic nationalist cull then not so good.

    A third possibility is it’s a different, general related isolationist cull, which would mean moar war – maybe in exchange for their support in other policy areas.

    If it’s the first option then Trump should also somehow make a direct call on the autistes to destroy the media for him – if they had an actual rabbit to chase they’d probably figure out a way.

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    Reibus and Spicer were GOPe and who knows whose side Flynn was on so from that photo that only leaves Bannon.
     
    Yeah, but I heard that Bannon and Reibus got along, unlike Bannon and Javanka.
  24. notanon says:
    @Brabantian
    As cynical as I am about most things - for example, in my informing others about the report in Moscow at the FSB & SVR, & at European intel agencies generally, showing that the MSM-backed purported hero 'Edward Snowden' is a fraud run by US intel tied to Dick Cheney & the Brzezinskis - as V. Putin himself hints -
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/09/21/russia-govt-report-snowden-greenwald-are-cia-frauds/

    There is yet something about Donald Trump I would suggest along the '666D' chess lines, post-Bannon-departure, tho I see the game as much simpler ... with Trump is flying by regal instinct rather than concocting some baroque 'plan'

    Amidst this oligarch-fuelled hysteria sweeping the USA, I think that Trump senses the most practical thing he can do at the moment, is let these fires run & consume themselves ... because before too long, amidst the ashes of that burned-out fire, we may find that the participants in the Salem Witch Hunts of 2017 will understand themselves that they have been total idiots

    Trump is still throwing enough 'bones' to his base to hint at his thinking, whilst also feeding the goons some signs which they take as subservience ... the most recent being the jettisoning of Steven Bannon ... in fact I think it likely that Bannon is in on the clandestine project with Trump, as he starts at Breitbart with a clever claim of 'defeat' for the Trump election agenda ... Trump & Bannon probably agreed, that the best way to fool Trump's enemies right now, is to have Bannon out the door

    In a technical sense, with Trump going 'both ways' at various times, no one can really 'be sure' of Trump's mind ... it is all a question of faith now, as it must be if Trump seeks to make such a plan work

    But look at the core ... Trump's attack on the Fake News is one of the most important things any US President has done in history ... That exposure to USA common people, that the News is Fake, is eternally unforgettable, powerful & revolutionary ... and that revolution, cannot now be stopped by the hysterical Witch-Hunts of the Cucked which can only last so long

    Anatoly Karlin often provides both small & big gems in his writing, & I especially chuckled over this anecdote he gave us above:


    the father of Peter Tefft, a participant in the Unite the Right rally, went so far as to write a public letter denouncing and disowning his son. Not that this saved him from the SJW horde, which began to ask questions about the family’s responsibility for the son’s racism.

     

    Amidst this oligarch-fuelled hysteria sweeping the USA, I think that Trump senses the most practical thing he can do at the moment, is let these fires run & consume themselves

    yes – i don’t know if that’s what he thinks but i certainly do. the media’s power is trust x volume and as they have been losing trust they have been cranking the volume to compensate but too much for too long and regular people are going to start tuning out and SJWs burning out – political insulin resistance.

    Bannon at Breitbart could conceivably help with keeping the media hysterical if that is the plan. The autistes could help too but being leaderless they’d need a hint.

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    regular people are going to start tuning out and SJWs burning out – political insulin resistance.
     
    Again what does this accomplish? It seems to me to be another Underpants Gnome theory:
    1. Regular people stop listening to the mainstream media
    2. ???
    3. Victory for the Right!

    Can you fill in #2? And no, "electing Our People" won't do, because elections don't matter. It's why Republican candidates never accomplish anything important: not because they're "cucks" who won't, but because they're powerless figureheads who can't.
  25. notanon says:
    @Rifleman
    White people really hate the guy. LOL.

    I think it's because most White people are :

    1 - women

    2 - wimpy guys.

    Many black African, Indian and Israeli Jews at least admire/respect the Big Man who stands strong against crazed opposition.

    There's an admiration for the type, not just this particular one.

    White people really hate the guy. LOL.

    I think it’s because…

    their media supports open borders

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  26. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @notanon

    It will certainly be fun to see the 666D chess theorizing on this one.
     
    Reibus and Spicer were GOPe and who knows whose side Flynn was on so from that photo that only leaves Bannon.

    Trump's biggest problem is having to battle the media narrative and all he has is his twitter feed, bits of Fox, a lack lustre Breitbart and the autistes - who've been unmotivated recently vs the entire MSM - so if Bannon going back to Breitbart is part of trying to beef that up then it's good, if it's a economic nationalist cull then not so good.

    A third possibility is it's a different, general related isolationist cull, which would mean moar war - maybe in exchange for their support in other policy areas.

    If it's the first option then Trump should also somehow make a direct call on the autistes to destroy the media for him - if they had an actual rabbit to chase they'd probably figure out a way.

    Reibus and Spicer were GOPe and who knows whose side Flynn was on so from that photo that only leaves Bannon.

    Yeah, but I heard that Bannon and Reibus got along, unlike Bannon and Javanka.

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    could be - i've been ignoring all the whitehouse kremlinology cos i remember the original.
  27. @Dan Hayes
    Anon:

    I take it to mean that Gorka will be the next to be sacked. Unfortunately, a prognostication most likely to prove true.

    Martyanov thinks he is more intelligent and (possibly) more beautiful than Gorka. That’s what his ‘LOL’ meant. It was meant to ridicule Gorka as person.

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  28. notanon says:
    @Anon

    Reibus and Spicer were GOPe and who knows whose side Flynn was on so from that photo that only leaves Bannon.
     
    Yeah, but I heard that Bannon and Reibus got along, unlike Bannon and Javanka.

    could be – i’ve been ignoring all the whitehouse kremlinology cos i remember the original.

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  29. DFH says:
    @Rifleman
    White people really hate the guy. LOL.

    I think it's because most White people are :

    1 - women

    2 - wimpy guys.

    Many black African, Indian and Israeli Jews at least admire/respect the Big Man who stands strong against crazed opposition.

    There's an admiration for the type, not just this particular one.

    Europeans like to feel superior to Americans (because they are bigoted/gun-loving/racist/rednecks etc.). Our media panders to this.

    Non-whites are (in general) far more materialistic than whites and like Trump because he is rich. They see the gold, Louis XVme aesthetic as something to emulate, not horribly vulgar.
    Trump was actually more popular with blacks than whites before his involvement with Obama.

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  30. iffen says:
    @Felix Keverich
    Martyanov thinks he is more intelligent and (possibly) more beautiful than Gorka. That's what his 'LOL' meant. It was meant to ridicule Gorka as person.

    Whatever you do, don’t mention D. Volkogonov.

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  31. iffen says:

    Bannon is out which means surging has becoming SOP for our eternal wars.

    Let’s try to draw to the inside straight. Trump will end the war now, and Bannon had to be disposed in order to dispel any notion that the coming decision to withdraw was engineered by Bannon.

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  32. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @German_reader
    I just read that article by Taleb...seems very confused to me. I'm not even entirely sure what its point is, but apparently he believes Mary Beard's diversity nonsense is a cover for Nordicism and looking down on people from Southern Europe and the Levant. Weird.

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  33. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    What’s the deal with Vietnam’s high support for Putin? I’ve seen other polls that show Vietnam having very high support for Putin or Russia. Is it from close relations during the Cold War with the USSR or something?

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  34. This was, perhaps, unfortunate back when America First was the order of the day, but now that the US is ruled by a nepotistic junta guided by Kushner’s vision, the world’s skepticism towards Trump might become a blessing in disguise, limiting the damage that the people around him can do in the next three years.

    That’s the silver lining here: the system has invested so much time and energy in demonizing Trump that, even if he sells out completely, he will be a remarkably ineffective spokesman for their cause.

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  35. Kevin C. says:
    @Brabantian
    As cynical as I am about most things - for example, in my informing others about the report in Moscow at the FSB & SVR, & at European intel agencies generally, showing that the MSM-backed purported hero 'Edward Snowden' is a fraud run by US intel tied to Dick Cheney & the Brzezinskis - as V. Putin himself hints -
    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/09/21/russia-govt-report-snowden-greenwald-are-cia-frauds/

    There is yet something about Donald Trump I would suggest along the '666D' chess lines, post-Bannon-departure, tho I see the game as much simpler ... with Trump is flying by regal instinct rather than concocting some baroque 'plan'

    Amidst this oligarch-fuelled hysteria sweeping the USA, I think that Trump senses the most practical thing he can do at the moment, is let these fires run & consume themselves ... because before too long, amidst the ashes of that burned-out fire, we may find that the participants in the Salem Witch Hunts of 2017 will understand themselves that they have been total idiots

    Trump is still throwing enough 'bones' to his base to hint at his thinking, whilst also feeding the goons some signs which they take as subservience ... the most recent being the jettisoning of Steven Bannon ... in fact I think it likely that Bannon is in on the clandestine project with Trump, as he starts at Breitbart with a clever claim of 'defeat' for the Trump election agenda ... Trump & Bannon probably agreed, that the best way to fool Trump's enemies right now, is to have Bannon out the door

    In a technical sense, with Trump going 'both ways' at various times, no one can really 'be sure' of Trump's mind ... it is all a question of faith now, as it must be if Trump seeks to make such a plan work

    But look at the core ... Trump's attack on the Fake News is one of the most important things any US President has done in history ... That exposure to USA common people, that the News is Fake, is eternally unforgettable, powerful & revolutionary ... and that revolution, cannot now be stopped by the hysterical Witch-Hunts of the Cucked which can only last so long

    Anatoly Karlin often provides both small & big gems in his writing, & I especially chuckled over this anecdote he gave us above:


    the father of Peter Tefft, a participant in the Unite the Right rally, went so far as to write a public letter denouncing and disowning his son. Not that this saved him from the SJW horde, which began to ask questions about the family’s responsibility for the son’s racism.

     

    Amidst this oligarch-fuelled hysteria sweeping the USA, I think that Trump senses the most practical thing he can do at the moment, is let these fires run & consume themselves … because before too long, amidst the ashes of that burned-out fire, we may find that the participants in the Salem Witch Hunts of 2017 will understand themselves that they have been total idiots

    Except that these sorts of things don’t “burn themselves out”. The Salem Witch Trials ended when the Colonial Governor Sir William Phips — who first established the court — overruled and then disbanded the court once the next round of accusations of witchcraft included his wife.

    The dynamic is a positive feedback loop of virtue signalling, what Jim Donald calls the Left Singularity. It doesn’t “burn out”, either someone seizes a monopoly on the death and torture — a Cromwell, a Napoleon, a Stalin — and makes it too dangerous to try to “out-left” them; or an outside power invades after they’ve been weakened by the mass murder, as with massively-depopulated Sichuan after the reign of Zhang Xianzhong of Seven-Kill Stele fame.

    But look at the core … Trump’s attack on the Fake News is one of the most important things any US President has done in history … That exposure to USA common people, that the News is Fake, is eternally unforgettable, powerful & revolutionary …

    People keep saying this, but I don’t see what “awakening the normies” can actually accomplish? So most people realize the News is Fake. What then? The Leftists of the Federal bureaucracy will still all be in place, the judges will be peddling the same sophistry as always. Academia will still be in the iron grip of the New Orthodoxy, with requirements to submit to their indoctrination to be allowed the credential increasingly needed for any higher employment. Sure, the masses might vote differently, but voting doesn’t matter. Our merely elected officials are but rotating figureheads, with all real power belonging to the lifelong bureaucrats and insiders who are immune to the opinions of the electorate. Iron Law of Oligarchy: only Elites matter; the masses are powerless.

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    Yes. That's the ever-so-dark possibility that must be confronted. Still, it's the only chance we've got, so why not give it a try? I mean, not voting also isn't going to change anything either, is it?
  36. Kevin C. says:
    @notanon

    Amidst this oligarch-fuelled hysteria sweeping the USA, I think that Trump senses the most practical thing he can do at the moment, is let these fires run & consume themselves
     
    yes - i don't know if that's what he thinks but i certainly do. the media's power is trust x volume and as they have been losing trust they have been cranking the volume to compensate but too much for too long and regular people are going to start tuning out and SJWs burning out - political insulin resistance.

    Bannon at Breitbart could conceivably help with keeping the media hysterical if that is the plan. The autistes could help too but being leaderless they'd need a hint.

    regular people are going to start tuning out and SJWs burning out – political insulin resistance.

    Again what does this accomplish? It seems to me to be another Underpants Gnome theory:
    1. Regular people stop listening to the mainstream media
    2. ???
    3. Victory for the Right!

    Can you fill in #2? And no, “electing Our People” won’t do, because elections don’t matter. It’s why Republican candidates never accomplish anything important: not because they’re “cucks” who won’t, but because they’re powerless figureheads who can’t.

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    for someone who doesn't believe in meme war you seem very keen on practicing it.

    anyway #whitepills

    1) corporations showing they wouldn't defend net neutrality means autistes are going to build a new uncensorable version of the internet that self-enforces the #1A globally - which is gonna put the cat among the pigeons generally

    2) the media's incitement to violence will lead to antifa, BLM etc getting crazier and crazier till everyone wants national guard to shoot them in the dick

    3) hopefully Trump's Phoenix speech will inspire the chan kids to help him out by giving both the media and GOPe a collective nervous breakdown
    , @notanon
    (thought i'd replied to this so if i did somewhere else and forgot apols for spamming)

    for someone who says meme warfare is pointless you seem very keen on your "doomed" meme

    meme warfare, propagated from media and academia is what has herded western civilization to the edge of a cliff

    and now we're at the edge looking over a "we're doomed already don't bother to fight it" is part of that process.

    Again what does this accomplish? It seems to me to be another Underpants Gnome theory:
    1. Regular people stop listening to the mainstream media
    2. ???
    3. Victory for the Right!

     

    i'd quibble on" victory for the right" as it's more about survival imo but

    Can you fill in #2?
     
    yep

    and corporate oligarchs showing their hand over net neutrality and forcing tech autistes world-wide to build an uncensorable internet is a big part of it :)
  37. notanon says:
    @Kevin C.

    regular people are going to start tuning out and SJWs burning out – political insulin resistance.
     
    Again what does this accomplish? It seems to me to be another Underpants Gnome theory:
    1. Regular people stop listening to the mainstream media
    2. ???
    3. Victory for the Right!

    Can you fill in #2? And no, "electing Our People" won't do, because elections don't matter. It's why Republican candidates never accomplish anything important: not because they're "cucks" who won't, but because they're powerless figureheads who can't.

    for someone who doesn’t believe in meme war you seem very keen on practicing it.

    anyway #whitepills

    1) corporations showing they wouldn’t defend net neutrality means autistes are going to build a new uncensorable version of the internet that self-enforces the #1A globally – which is gonna put the cat among the pigeons generally

    2) the media’s incitement to violence will lead to antifa, BLM etc getting crazier and crazier till everyone wants national guard to shoot them in the dick

    3) hopefully Trump’s Phoenix speech will inspire the chan kids to help him out by giving both the media and GOPe a collective nervous breakdown

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    autistes are going to build a new uncensorable version of the internet that self-enforces the #1A globally – which is gonna put the cat among the pigeons generally
     
    So people claim, but just wait until the ISPs start cutting off your access to the wires for "hate speech". Encrypted like TOR? Say hello to the NSA for me. Who owns the fundamental infrastructure through which any "alternate version of the internet" must go? Besides, what does the internet accomplish, besides allowing us to vent, and informing us of the latest Leftist outrage we can do nothing to stop?

    2) the media’s incitement to violence will lead to antifa, BLM etc getting crazier and crazier till everyone wants national guard to shoot them in the dick
     
    Again, another thing I just don't see, because what I see when these groups get "crazier" and more violent, yes, some people become more opposed, but the net effect seems to be cowing people into submission. Look at Europe and the muslims. From what I've seen, with every attack, for every individial "awoken" to the threat and moved to openly oppose muslim immigration, there are more who are scared into accepting dispossesion and dhimmitude, whatever it takes to make those scary, scary people target someone else. I don't see why the Antifa won't have the same dynamic.

    3) hopefully Trump’s Phoenix speech will inspire the chan kids to help him out by giving both the media and GOPe a collective nervous breakdown
     
    And what would this "collective nervous breakdown" accomplish, except making us an even bigger threat in their minds, encouraging them to crack down on us harder, and step up and accelerate the campaign to exterminate us using their greater societal power?
  38. @German_reader

    New York Times: The engines in North Korea’s newest ICBM’s have been pinpointed to the Yuzhmash missile factory in the Ukraine.
     
    There are claims now that this probably isn't correct:
    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/north-korea-much-more-dangerous-most-people-realize-21923
    May well be intentional disinformation though (the claim that Iran has been helping North Korea with missile technology sounds very dubious to me).

    lol at that stupid British woman castigating the Chinese for their racism. Britain is such a pathetic country today, with its "antiracist" ideology and its ridiculous sense of moral superiority. Makes me almost hope that one day China will demand an official apology and reparations for the Opium wars.
    Interesting about that Iranian guy with his Iranian nationalist project. It may seem utopian right now, but at least a worthy undertaking...though if it ever came close to succeeding I suppose the role of religion in Iranian society would be a divisive issue.

    ” stupid British woman….”
    You mean immature, English adolescent
    ” Carola Binney is an undergraduate History Student at Magdalen College, Oxford, ” who writes for the Spectator.
    The Spectator was once an interesting, small-circulation, Right of Centre magazine which published lots of stuff ignored by the MSM, often by writers ignored by the MSM.( Rather like UNZ ) I used to buy it every week. Then in 1982, it ceased being independent and Ferdinand Mount, its editor, left.
    I bought it less and less, and after a few years stopped.
    It has continued to go downhill. Like the National Review, it is CINO. And now it’s employing ignorant Oxbridge students to fill its pages or website.
    It used to be said: Save the North of England, Give Liverpool back to the Irish.
    Perhaps it would have been better to say: Save the South of England, Close Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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    • Replies: @German_reader
    I occasionally still read the Spectator's website (even though most of it is pay-walled now). Ed West isn't that bad, sometimes even refers to Sailer's blog. And Douglas Murray at least is fairly harsh about Islamic mass immigration. But yes, on the whole there's little to recommend the magazine nowadays.
  39. @Kevin C.

    Amidst this oligarch-fuelled hysteria sweeping the USA, I think that Trump senses the most practical thing he can do at the moment, is let these fires run & consume themselves … because before too long, amidst the ashes of that burned-out fire, we may find that the participants in the Salem Witch Hunts of 2017 will understand themselves that they have been total idiots
     
    Except that these sorts of things don't "burn themselves out". The Salem Witch Trials ended when the Colonial Governor Sir William Phips — who first established the court — overruled and then disbanded the court once the next round of accusations of witchcraft included his wife.

    The dynamic is a positive feedback loop of virtue signalling, what Jim Donald calls the Left Singularity. It doesn't "burn out", either someone seizes a monopoly on the death and torture — a Cromwell, a Napoleon, a Stalin — and makes it too dangerous to try to "out-left" them; or an outside power invades after they've been weakened by the mass murder, as with massively-depopulated Sichuan after the reign of Zhang Xianzhong of Seven-Kill Stele fame.

    But look at the core … Trump’s attack on the Fake News is one of the most important things any US President has done in history … That exposure to USA common people, that the News is Fake, is eternally unforgettable, powerful & revolutionary …
     
    People keep saying this, but I don't see what "awakening the normies" can actually accomplish? So most people realize the News is Fake. What then? The Leftists of the Federal bureaucracy will still all be in place, the judges will be peddling the same sophistry as always. Academia will still be in the iron grip of the New Orthodoxy, with requirements to submit to their indoctrination to be allowed the credential increasingly needed for any higher employment. Sure, the masses might vote differently, but voting doesn't matter. Our merely elected officials are but rotating figureheads, with all real power belonging to the lifelong bureaucrats and insiders who are immune to the opinions of the electorate. Iron Law of Oligarchy: only Elites matter; the masses are powerless.

    Yes. That’s the ever-so-dark possibility that must be confronted. Still, it’s the only chance we’ve got, so why not give it a try? I mean, not voting also isn’t going to change anything either, is it?

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  40. notanon says:
    @Kevin C.

    regular people are going to start tuning out and SJWs burning out – political insulin resistance.
     
    Again what does this accomplish? It seems to me to be another Underpants Gnome theory:
    1. Regular people stop listening to the mainstream media
    2. ???
    3. Victory for the Right!

    Can you fill in #2? And no, "electing Our People" won't do, because elections don't matter. It's why Republican candidates never accomplish anything important: not because they're "cucks" who won't, but because they're powerless figureheads who can't.

    (thought i’d replied to this so if i did somewhere else and forgot apols for spamming)

    for someone who says meme warfare is pointless you seem very keen on your “doomed” meme

    meme warfare, propagated from media and academia is what has herded western civilization to the edge of a cliff

    and now we’re at the edge looking over a “we’re doomed already don’t bother to fight it” is part of that process.

    Again what does this accomplish? It seems to me to be another Underpants Gnome theory:
    1. Regular people stop listening to the mainstream media
    2. ???
    3. Victory for the Right!

    i’d quibble on” victory for the right” as it’s more about survival imo but

    Can you fill in #2?

    yep

    and corporate oligarchs showing their hand over net neutrality and forcing tech autistes world-wide to build an uncensorable internet is a big part of it :)

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    for someone who says meme warfare is pointless you seem very keen on your “doomed” meme
     
    Not a "meme", just what I really believe. And this is me on medication for depression; you should hear me off it.

    meme warfare, propagated from media and academia is what has herded western civilization to the edge of a cliff
     
    I'd have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the "Enlightenment" taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the "unprincipled exceptions" removed. Propagation by modern media and academia have accelerated the spread of the Leftist mind-virus, but it's been growing in the West for something like five centuries. The "spirit of '76", "liberty and equality", "created equal and endowed with inalienable rights", etc., these ideas lead inevitably to where we are now, gay marriage, trannies in ladies' bathrooms, muslim rape gangs invited into our cities, BLM, the works.

    and corporate oligarchs showing their hand over net neutrality and forcing tech autistes world-wide to build an uncensorable internet is a big part of it
     
    I replied to this on your other comment, but I don't think you really can build "an uncensorable internet" that the government can't shut down, or at least make criminal to access. And just what would such a thing accomplish, anyway? We all still live — and die — in "meatspace."
  41. @Verymuchalive
    " stupid British woman...."
    You mean immature, English adolescent
    " Carola Binney is an undergraduate History Student at Magdalen College, Oxford, " who writes for the Spectator.
    The Spectator was once an interesting, small-circulation, Right of Centre magazine which published lots of stuff ignored by the MSM, often by writers ignored by the MSM.( Rather like UNZ ) I used to buy it every week. Then in 1982, it ceased being independent and Ferdinand Mount, its editor, left.
    I bought it less and less, and after a few years stopped.
    It has continued to go downhill. Like the National Review, it is CINO. And now it's employing ignorant Oxbridge students to fill its pages or website.
    It used to be said: Save the North of England, Give Liverpool back to the Irish.
    Perhaps it would have been better to say: Save the South of England, Close Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

    I occasionally still read the Spectator’s website (even though most of it is pay-walled now). Ed West isn’t that bad, sometimes even refers to Sailer’s blog. And Douglas Murray at least is fairly harsh about Islamic mass immigration. But yes, on the whole there’s little to recommend the magazine nowadays.

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    German_Reader:

    Well the Spectator still publishes Taki. To escape the pay-wall you can still read Taki at Chronicles where some of his stuff is Spectator recycled.
    , @Verymuchalive
    Thanks for your support. I may have disagreed with you over some things in the past, but your heart is in the right place. Perhaps, it is because I am older and remember how things were ordered differently. Reagan and Thatcher were not NeoLiberals and their governments were still trying to enforce competition to ensure there was as much of a free market as possible. For example, in Reagan's day, about 50 companies owned 90% of media outlets. Not ideal, but very much better than now, where 6 companies own the same percentage. Mrs Thatcher brought in tougher competition laws, one of whose aims was to make Breweries sell their pubs.
    The Telecommunications Act 1996, signed by a bribed Bill Clinton, led to the present media and Silicon Valley oligopoly. It is the Corporatists created by NeoLiberalism-which is illiberal and does not believe in free markets or free societies - who are our enemies. They fund the Antifa and Toy Town anarchists who appear in the media. These people must be overthrown, if the West is to come through this crisis.
  42. Dan Hayes says:
    @German_reader
    I occasionally still read the Spectator's website (even though most of it is pay-walled now). Ed West isn't that bad, sometimes even refers to Sailer's blog. And Douglas Murray at least is fairly harsh about Islamic mass immigration. But yes, on the whole there's little to recommend the magazine nowadays.

    German_Reader:

    Well the Spectator still publishes Taki. To escape the pay-wall you can still read Taki at Chronicles where some of his stuff is Spectator recycled.

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    Thanks, I'm also regularly looking at the Chronicles website, but wasn't aware that Taki gets published there, must have a closer look.
    Btw, there was a good piece about Dreher's despicable attack on Pat Buchanan there:
    https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/rod-dreher-and-the-politics-of-betrayal/
  43. @Dan Hayes
    German_Reader:

    Well the Spectator still publishes Taki. To escape the pay-wall you can still read Taki at Chronicles where some of his stuff is Spectator recycled.

    Thanks, I’m also regularly looking at the Chronicles website, but wasn’t aware that Taki gets published there, must have a closer look.
    Btw, there was a good piece about Dreher’s despicable attack on Pat Buchanan there:

    https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/rod-dreher-and-the-politics-of-betrayal/

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    Thanks, I’m also regularly looking at the Chronicles website, but wasn’t aware that Taki gets published there, must have a closer look.

    (For G_R and Dan Hayes)

    I'm sure I must be misunderstanding something basic, but aren't all of Taki's current articles for the Spectator freely available on the "Taki's Magazine" website (takimag.com)?
    , @Dan Hayes
    German_Reader & for-the-record:

    Taki is published every issue of Chronicles magazine as opposed to its website.

    As you know by now, there is an ongoing follow-up discussion here about his publishing exploits at the Spectator and his own website.

  44. @German_reader
    Thanks, I'm also regularly looking at the Chronicles website, but wasn't aware that Taki gets published there, must have a closer look.
    Btw, there was a good piece about Dreher's despicable attack on Pat Buchanan there:
    https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/rod-dreher-and-the-politics-of-betrayal/

    Thanks, I’m also regularly looking at the Chronicles website, but wasn’t aware that Taki gets published there, must have a closer look.

    (For G_R and Dan Hayes)

    I’m sure I must be misunderstanding something basic, but aren’t all of Taki’s current articles for the Spectator freely available on the “Taki’s Magazine” website (takimag.com)?

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    • Replies: @German_reader
    Could be, there certainly are lots of pieces by him available at Takimag:
    http://takimag.com/contributor/Theodoracopulos/4#axzz4qbroDZGw
  45. @for-the-record
    Thanks, I’m also regularly looking at the Chronicles website, but wasn’t aware that Taki gets published there, must have a closer look.

    (For G_R and Dan Hayes)

    I'm sure I must be misunderstanding something basic, but aren't all of Taki's current articles for the Spectator freely available on the "Taki's Magazine" website (takimag.com)?

    Could be, there certainly are lots of pieces by him available at Takimag:

    http://takimag.com/contributor/Theodoracopulos/4#axzz4qbroDZGw

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    Doesn't seem to be identical with the list of his articles on the Spectator though:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/author/taki/
    So there seem to be some Spectator-only pieces for which one would have to pay to read them.
  46. @German_reader
    Could be, there certainly are lots of pieces by him available at Takimag:
    http://takimag.com/contributor/Theodoracopulos/4#axzz4qbroDZGw

    Doesn’t seem to be identical with the list of his articles on the Spectator though:

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/author/taki/

    So there seem to be some Spectator-only pieces for which one would have to pay to read them.

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    • Replies: @for-the-record
    Doesn’t seem to be identical with the list of his articles on the Spectator though


    Perhaps, but can you give me a few examples?
  47. @German_reader
    Doesn't seem to be identical with the list of his articles on the Spectator though:
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/author/taki/
    So there seem to be some Spectator-only pieces for which one would have to pay to read them.

    Doesn’t seem to be identical with the list of his articles on the Spectator though

    Perhaps, but can you give me a few examples?

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    Actually I seem to be have been mistaken, sorry. It's just the titles that are different (e.g. "Democracy is dead" at the Spectator is "Greece is the word" at Takimag), the pieces themselves seem to be the same. Thanks for pointing that out!
  48. @for-the-record
    Doesn’t seem to be identical with the list of his articles on the Spectator though


    Perhaps, but can you give me a few examples?

    Actually I seem to be have been mistaken, sorry. It’s just the titles that are different (e.g. “Democracy is dead” at the Spectator is “Greece is the word” at Takimag), the pieces themselves seem to be the same. Thanks for pointing that out!

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  49. @German_reader
    I occasionally still read the Spectator's website (even though most of it is pay-walled now). Ed West isn't that bad, sometimes even refers to Sailer's blog. And Douglas Murray at least is fairly harsh about Islamic mass immigration. But yes, on the whole there's little to recommend the magazine nowadays.

    Thanks for your support. I may have disagreed with you over some things in the past, but your heart is in the right place. Perhaps, it is because I am older and remember how things were ordered differently. Reagan and Thatcher were not NeoLiberals and their governments were still trying to enforce competition to ensure there was as much of a free market as possible. For example, in Reagan’s day, about 50 companies owned 90% of media outlets. Not ideal, but very much better than now, where 6 companies own the same percentage. Mrs Thatcher brought in tougher competition laws, one of whose aims was to make Breweries sell their pubs.
    The Telecommunications Act 1996, signed by a bribed Bill Clinton, led to the present media and Silicon Valley oligopoly. It is the Corporatists created by NeoLiberalism-which is illiberal and does not believe in free markets or free societies – who are our enemies. They fund the Antifa and Toy Town anarchists who appear in the media. These people must be overthrown, if the West is to come through this crisis.

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  50. Dan Hayes says:
    @German_reader
    Thanks, I'm also regularly looking at the Chronicles website, but wasn't aware that Taki gets published there, must have a closer look.
    Btw, there was a good piece about Dreher's despicable attack on Pat Buchanan there:
    https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/rod-dreher-and-the-politics-of-betrayal/

    German_Reader & for-the-record:

    Taki is published every issue of Chronicles magazine as opposed to its website.

    As you know by now, there is an ongoing follow-up discussion here about his publishing exploits at the Spectator and his own website.

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  51. Sean says:

    Ron Jeremy Hyams (father physicist, mother cryptanalyst) could do more than try but Scaramucci scoffed at the possibility saying “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock”. Scaramucci was apparently paid off by China before getting his short lived appointment, but his sacking (for unrelated reasons) is more than outweighed by the departure of Bannon, s the one China truly feared. As the FT put it “Bannon exit a reminder of China’s success in ‘containing Trump’”. Hyper techno-capitalist Chinamerica will last a century and then, adios everything.

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  52. Chuck says:
    @Bliss

    Acording to a recent PEW poll, most countries trust Trump even less than Putin
     
    Interesting to see that Trump is most trusted:

    1. By the Dark Continent (Subsaharan Africa).

    2. By the Dark Subcontinent (India).

    3, By Israel.

    Based Black Man.
    Street Shitter.
    Greatest Ally.

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  53. Bliss says:
    @Bliss

    This just leaves Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka as representatives of the populist wave that brought Trump to power. All the others have been purged.
     
    Gorka will probably be the next to go. He has been connected to neo-nazis and that is a no-no especially after Charlottesville. Because he is jewish Stephen Miller is insulated from this charge, despite Richard Spencer claiming to be Miller’s mentor. But Miller has a record of white nationalism which makes him vulnerable to the ongoing purge.

    Trump needs to unequivocally emphasize that his America First nationalism cannot and must not be equated with white nationalism.

    Trump needs to unequivocally emphasize that his America First nationalism cannot and must not be equated with white nationalism.

    Trump pretty much did just that in his speech in Arizona yesterday.

    White nationalists are actually Globalists, since the white race is widely spread around the globe.These guys, too many of whom fly the Nazi flag or the Confederate flag, and who seek alliances with foreign ethnicities and races against people of their own nation are, by definition, traitors.

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    their own nation are, by definition, traitors.

    No, they define their nation as white people. You are defining their nation as the nation-state in which they are citizens. You can't make people be a "patriot" of a nation that you choose for them.

    , @notanon

    White nationalists are actually Globalists ...snip... who seek alliances with foreign ethnicities and races against people of their own nation are, by definition, traitors.
     
    so you're saying all globalists are traitors to their respective nations by definition?
  54. iffen says:
    @Bliss

    Trump needs to unequivocally emphasize that his America First nationalism cannot and must not be equated with white nationalism.
     
    Trump pretty much did just that in his speech in Arizona yesterday.

    White nationalists are actually Globalists, since the white race is widely spread around the globe.These guys, too many of whom fly the Nazi flag or the Confederate flag, and who seek alliances with foreign ethnicities and races against people of their own nation are, by definition, traitors.

    their own nation are, by definition, traitors.

    No, they define their nation as white people. You are defining their nation as the nation-state in which they are citizens. You can’t make people be a “patriot” of a nation that you choose for them.

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  55. notanon says:
    @Bliss

    Trump needs to unequivocally emphasize that his America First nationalism cannot and must not be equated with white nationalism.
     
    Trump pretty much did just that in his speech in Arizona yesterday.

    White nationalists are actually Globalists, since the white race is widely spread around the globe.These guys, too many of whom fly the Nazi flag or the Confederate flag, and who seek alliances with foreign ethnicities and races against people of their own nation are, by definition, traitors.

    White nationalists are actually Globalists …snip… who seek alliances with foreign ethnicities and races against people of their own nation are, by definition, traitors.

    so you’re saying all globalists are traitors to their respective nations by definition?

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    so you’re saying all globalists are traitors to their respective nations by definition?

    This doesn't work either.

    There are sincere "globalists" who believe that globalism is what is best for their country, not to mention all countries.
  56. iffen says:
    @notanon

    White nationalists are actually Globalists ...snip... who seek alliances with foreign ethnicities and races against people of their own nation are, by definition, traitors.
     
    so you're saying all globalists are traitors to their respective nations by definition?

    so you’re saying all globalists are traitors to their respective nations by definition?

    This doesn’t work either.

    There are sincere “globalists” who believe that globalism is what is best for their country, not to mention all countries.

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    • Replies: @notanon
    sure it does - if he says WN globalists are traitors to their official nation then other kinds of globalists are traitors also
  57. notanon says:
    @iffen
    so you’re saying all globalists are traitors to their respective nations by definition?

    This doesn't work either.

    There are sincere "globalists" who believe that globalism is what is best for their country, not to mention all countries.

    sure it does – if he says WN globalists are traitors to their official nation then other kinds of globalists are traitors also

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  58. Kevin C. says:
    @notanon
    for someone who doesn't believe in meme war you seem very keen on practicing it.

    anyway #whitepills

    1) corporations showing they wouldn't defend net neutrality means autistes are going to build a new uncensorable version of the internet that self-enforces the #1A globally - which is gonna put the cat among the pigeons generally

    2) the media's incitement to violence will lead to antifa, BLM etc getting crazier and crazier till everyone wants national guard to shoot them in the dick

    3) hopefully Trump's Phoenix speech will inspire the chan kids to help him out by giving both the media and GOPe a collective nervous breakdown

    autistes are going to build a new uncensorable version of the internet that self-enforces the #1A globally – which is gonna put the cat among the pigeons generally

    So people claim, but just wait until the ISPs start cutting off your access to the wires for “hate speech”. Encrypted like TOR? Say hello to the NSA for me. Who owns the fundamental infrastructure through which any “alternate version of the internet” must go? Besides, what does the internet accomplish, besides allowing us to vent, and informing us of the latest Leftist outrage we can do nothing to stop?

    2) the media’s incitement to violence will lead to antifa, BLM etc getting crazier and crazier till everyone wants national guard to shoot them in the dick

    Again, another thing I just don’t see, because what I see when these groups get “crazier” and more violent, yes, some people become more opposed, but the net effect seems to be cowing people into submission. Look at Europe and the muslims. From what I’ve seen, with every attack, for every individial “awoken” to the threat and moved to openly oppose muslim immigration, there are more who are scared into accepting dispossesion and dhimmitude, whatever it takes to make those scary, scary people target someone else. I don’t see why the Antifa won’t have the same dynamic.

    3) hopefully Trump’s Phoenix speech will inspire the chan kids to help him out by giving both the media and GOPe a collective nervous breakdown

    And what would this “collective nervous breakdown” accomplish, except making us an even bigger threat in their minds, encouraging them to crack down on us harder, and step up and accelerate the campaign to exterminate us using their greater societal power?

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  59. Kevin C. says:
    @notanon
    (thought i'd replied to this so if i did somewhere else and forgot apols for spamming)

    for someone who says meme warfare is pointless you seem very keen on your "doomed" meme

    meme warfare, propagated from media and academia is what has herded western civilization to the edge of a cliff

    and now we're at the edge looking over a "we're doomed already don't bother to fight it" is part of that process.

    Again what does this accomplish? It seems to me to be another Underpants Gnome theory:
    1. Regular people stop listening to the mainstream media
    2. ???
    3. Victory for the Right!

     

    i'd quibble on" victory for the right" as it's more about survival imo but

    Can you fill in #2?
     
    yep

    and corporate oligarchs showing their hand over net neutrality and forcing tech autistes world-wide to build an uncensorable internet is a big part of it :)

    for someone who says meme warfare is pointless you seem very keen on your “doomed” meme

    Not a “meme”, just what I really believe. And this is me on medication for depression; you should hear me off it.

    meme warfare, propagated from media and academia is what has herded western civilization to the edge of a cliff

    I’d have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the “Enlightenment” taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the “unprincipled exceptions” removed. Propagation by modern media and academia have accelerated the spread of the Leftist mind-virus, but it’s been growing in the West for something like five centuries. The “spirit of ’76″, “liberty and equality”, “created equal and endowed with inalienable rights”, etc., these ideas lead inevitably to where we are now, gay marriage, trannies in ladies’ bathrooms, muslim rape gangs invited into our cities, BLM, the works.

    and corporate oligarchs showing their hand over net neutrality and forcing tech autistes world-wide to build an uncensorable internet is a big part of it

    I replied to this on your other comment, but I don’t think you really can build “an uncensorable internet” that the government can’t shut down, or at least make criminal to access. And just what would such a thing accomplish, anyway? We all still live — and die — in “meatspace.”

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    I’d have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the “Enlightenment” taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the “unprincipled exceptions” removed.
     
    completely untrue.

    it's the principles of the Enlightenment when fed bogus information by a hostile media and academia.

    egalitarianism in the context of genetic reality != egalitarianism in the context of the Boassian blank slate.

    "fairness" is completely dependent on the facts being used to judge the case - if the facts are distorted then "fairness" is distorted.

    for example persecuting white children for "white privilege" is clearly a crime in the context of their having a higher average IQ. whether it's clearly a crime or "social justice" is entirely dependent on the media and academia telling the truth or lies - and they're lying so it's clearly a crime.

    this whole anti-enlightenment thing, like libertarianism, hedonism and general black-pilling like yours are all different bits of meme warfare designed to deflect people from defending themselves from extinction.

    , @notanon

    I replied to this on your other comment, but I don’t think you really can build “an uncensorable internet”...
     
    i disagree (main worry is they create skynet by accident in the process) but triggering your evolved paranoia is fun in itself.
    , @helena
    re last para


    All the more reason to meme.
    It may be all there is by way of nvda
    pepe has been hugely successful
    grassroots movements work - look at marxism

    English (culture) is a mentality not a colour
    English is a culture not a colour

    , @Seamus Padraig

    I’d have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the “Enlightenment” taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the “unprincipled exceptions” removed.
     
    Strongly disagree. Contemporary Leftism, strongly influenced as it as by French Post-modernism, is actually more of a rejection of the Enlightenment than an outgrowth of it. Why do you think they have such a problem with science? Why do you think they privilege subjective 'standpoints' over objective facts?
  60. notanon says:
    @Kevin C.

    for someone who says meme warfare is pointless you seem very keen on your “doomed” meme
     
    Not a "meme", just what I really believe. And this is me on medication for depression; you should hear me off it.

    meme warfare, propagated from media and academia is what has herded western civilization to the edge of a cliff
     
    I'd have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the "Enlightenment" taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the "unprincipled exceptions" removed. Propagation by modern media and academia have accelerated the spread of the Leftist mind-virus, but it's been growing in the West for something like five centuries. The "spirit of '76", "liberty and equality", "created equal and endowed with inalienable rights", etc., these ideas lead inevitably to where we are now, gay marriage, trannies in ladies' bathrooms, muslim rape gangs invited into our cities, BLM, the works.

    and corporate oligarchs showing their hand over net neutrality and forcing tech autistes world-wide to build an uncensorable internet is a big part of it
     
    I replied to this on your other comment, but I don't think you really can build "an uncensorable internet" that the government can't shut down, or at least make criminal to access. And just what would such a thing accomplish, anyway? We all still live — and die — in "meatspace."

    I’d have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the “Enlightenment” taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the “unprincipled exceptions” removed.

    completely untrue.

    it’s the principles of the Enlightenment when fed bogus information by a hostile media and academia.

    egalitarianism in the context of genetic reality != egalitarianism in the context of the Boassian blank slate.

    “fairness” is completely dependent on the facts being used to judge the case – if the facts are distorted then “fairness” is distorted.

    for example persecuting white children for “white privilege” is clearly a crime in the context of their having a higher average IQ. whether it’s clearly a crime or “social justice” is entirely dependent on the media and academia telling the truth or lies – and they’re lying so it’s clearly a crime.

    this whole anti-enlightenment thing, like libertarianism, hedonism and general black-pilling like yours are all different bits of meme warfare designed to deflect people from defending themselves from extinction.

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  61. notanon says:
    @Kevin C.

    for someone who says meme warfare is pointless you seem very keen on your “doomed” meme
     
    Not a "meme", just what I really believe. And this is me on medication for depression; you should hear me off it.

    meme warfare, propagated from media and academia is what has herded western civilization to the edge of a cliff
     
    I'd have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the "Enlightenment" taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the "unprincipled exceptions" removed. Propagation by modern media and academia have accelerated the spread of the Leftist mind-virus, but it's been growing in the West for something like five centuries. The "spirit of '76", "liberty and equality", "created equal and endowed with inalienable rights", etc., these ideas lead inevitably to where we are now, gay marriage, trannies in ladies' bathrooms, muslim rape gangs invited into our cities, BLM, the works.

    and corporate oligarchs showing their hand over net neutrality and forcing tech autistes world-wide to build an uncensorable internet is a big part of it
     
    I replied to this on your other comment, but I don't think you really can build "an uncensorable internet" that the government can't shut down, or at least make criminal to access. And just what would such a thing accomplish, anyway? We all still live — and die — in "meatspace."

    I replied to this on your other comment, but I don’t think you really can build “an uncensorable internet”…

    i disagree (main worry is they create skynet by accident in the process) but triggering your evolved paranoia is fun in itself.

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  62. helena says:
    @Kevin C.

    for someone who says meme warfare is pointless you seem very keen on your “doomed” meme
     
    Not a "meme", just what I really believe. And this is me on medication for depression; you should hear me off it.

    meme warfare, propagated from media and academia is what has herded western civilization to the edge of a cliff
     
    I'd have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the "Enlightenment" taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the "unprincipled exceptions" removed. Propagation by modern media and academia have accelerated the spread of the Leftist mind-virus, but it's been growing in the West for something like five centuries. The "spirit of '76", "liberty and equality", "created equal and endowed with inalienable rights", etc., these ideas lead inevitably to where we are now, gay marriage, trannies in ladies' bathrooms, muslim rape gangs invited into our cities, BLM, the works.

    and corporate oligarchs showing their hand over net neutrality and forcing tech autistes world-wide to build an uncensorable internet is a big part of it
     
    I replied to this on your other comment, but I don't think you really can build "an uncensorable internet" that the government can't shut down, or at least make criminal to access. And just what would such a thing accomplish, anyway? We all still live — and die — in "meatspace."

    re last para

    All the more reason to meme.
    It may be all there is by way of nvda
    pepe has been hugely successful
    grassroots movements work – look at marxism

    English (culture) is a mentality not a colour
    English is a culture not a colour

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  63. Antoly what’s your take on the latest defence budget cuts in Russia?

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  64. @Kevin C.

    for someone who says meme warfare is pointless you seem very keen on your “doomed” meme
     
    Not a "meme", just what I really believe. And this is me on medication for depression; you should hear me off it.

    meme warfare, propagated from media and academia is what has herded western civilization to the edge of a cliff
     
    I'd have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the "Enlightenment" taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the "unprincipled exceptions" removed. Propagation by modern media and academia have accelerated the spread of the Leftist mind-virus, but it's been growing in the West for something like five centuries. The "spirit of '76", "liberty and equality", "created equal and endowed with inalienable rights", etc., these ideas lead inevitably to where we are now, gay marriage, trannies in ladies' bathrooms, muslim rape gangs invited into our cities, BLM, the works.

    and corporate oligarchs showing their hand over net neutrality and forcing tech autistes world-wide to build an uncensorable internet is a big part of it
     
    I replied to this on your other comment, but I don't think you really can build "an uncensorable internet" that the government can't shut down, or at least make criminal to access. And just what would such a thing accomplish, anyway? We all still live — and die — in "meatspace."

    I’d have to quibble slightly with this. Modern Leftism is merely the principles of the “Enlightenment” taken to their full, logical conclusion, with the “unprincipled exceptions” removed.

    Strongly disagree. Contemporary Leftism, strongly influenced as it as by French Post-modernism, is actually more of a rejection of the Enlightenment than an outgrowth of it. Why do you think they have such a problem with science? Why do you think they privilege subjective ‘standpoints’ over objective facts?

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