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COTW from prime noticer:

it’s really terrible that Washington DC is attracting so many smart people. millions of europeans working HARD, every day, to make sure that America ends. it’s idiotic nonsense. all those people growing up to vote 90% democrat. what total garbage. the biggest misuse of brainpower in the history of the world.

Hyperbolic, probably, but what good rhetoric isn’t?

On the other hand, 90% is an understatement. In 2016, residents of DC were more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton than liberals, blacks, or Democrats were nationwide. The average resident of the Imperial Capital–not the average Democratic denizen, just the average person living there–is more hostile to Trump Republicanism than the most anti-Republican demographic groups in the country are.

 
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  1. Honestly, in what sense is that hyperbolic?

    • Replies: @El Dato
  2. Only retards would vote Republican after they accomplished absolutely nothing in American history besides freeing blacks and creating minimum wage jobs. American communities rot under Republican rule, because contrary to what some people want to believe, strong government is what maintains civilization.

    Trump’s sole accomplishment has been to create more Wal-Mart jobs and to lower black unemployment. His dumbass voters are worse off under his administration and their judgment is clouded by poisonous right wing politics and the multiple forms of intoxicants they consume. They would rather die of a meth overdose under a Republican president than do tings the right way under a Democrat.

    Remember: it was the LEFTIST STATE that sent man to outer space. Elon Musk is a failure.

  3. Anonymous[114] • Disclaimer says:

    Everything within a 50 mile radius will soon follow suit

  4. Arclight says:

    A useful reminder that although we have the fiction of democracy via periodic elections, in reality we are subjects of a one party state that never has to face the public but rules nonetheless.

    • Agree: SunBakedSuburb
    • Replies: @TG
    , @dc.sunsets
  5. @Sam Coulton

    Please, seek help before you snap and kill us all.

  6. Michael S says:

    We might be inverting cause and effect here. The kinds of people who are attracted to the DC area probably bleed blue.

  7. And that is why Mr. Trump will be convicted by a narrow vote, and removed from office. EVERYONE in DC, including every significant Republican, every Republican Senator, and Mrs. Trump, loathe President Trump, and believe him to be not just unsuited to the position, but that he must be removed. They would hang his ass like Mussolini if given the chance. They really would rather have Mike Pence or some septuagenarian socialist for President. Be careful what you wish for…

    This is going to be interesting to watch. Sad, but interesting. And the fix is in, no matter how the show goes.

    • Replies: @nymom
  8. As tax-eaters, they should never have been given the right to vote.

    • Replies: @nymom
  9. Thomm says:

    The other scam is that Washington DC has 3 EVs. It is not a state and does not have Senators. Yet, 3 EVs. This was the 23rd Amendment.

    The Democrats who whine about the Electoral College have failed to consider that the most egregious distortion of the EC actually favors Democrats.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  10. Two wings of the same bird of prey.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  11. Svevlad says:
    @Sam Coulton

    Yeah except you retards have no sense of moderation, it’s either robber baron capitalism where retards bribe and steal everything because they think they’re god, or total command economy where everyone misallocates resources because they think they’re god (see: ussr and the total scattering of population and nonsensical arrogant decisions)

    But most importantly
    >democrats
    >left wing

  12. neutral says:
    @Sam Coulton

    This idiot again. The Democrats are non white AND fanatically anti white, they are the party of the third world, no sane person wants their land become a third world dump.

  13. Jay Fink says:
    @Sam Coulton

    I would argue a strong government replacing tbe traditional family is what destroys civilization.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  14. “Only retards would vote Republican after they accomplished absolutely nothing in American history besides freeing blacks and creating minimum wage jobs. American communities rot under Republican rule, because contrary to what some people want to believe, strong government is what maintains civilization.”

    There are days and moments when it’s hard to defend the president. However, there simply s no case for removing him. He won the election fair and square. And loathing is simply not a standard for impeachment. Even if I bought the suggestion and I don’t. The activities engaged in to prevent his candidacy and then subsequent his administration has been so over the top that one can defend him on principle. In fact, even democrats ought to be appalled as they watch the cornerstones of democratic process obliterated in what has become “mad cow disease”. Certainly the Russians engage in spying. And when caught should be dealt with accordingly.

    But penetrating election boards who believes these accusations without a lick of evidence – bizarre. The democrats have created such web of accusations that would make any prosecutor proud. And the Ukrainian issue is a nonissue. I am not moved that this is anything but sour grapes. And that despite this president’s repeated attempts to reach across the aisle, good grief, he openly considered to shorty changing the 2nd amendment to impute gun legislation. He openly defends same sex marriage, legalizing marijuana . . . supports measures regarding warrantless surveillance . . . put sanctions on Russia, agreed the Russians sabotaged elections, even signed on to the accusation that Pres Putin himself authorized it along with murder and attempted murder in allied territories.

    And the more I think about it, the less warrant exists for this extreme hatred.

    But then I vote along a conservative ethos. And the party that best represents that is the Republican party. Granted they are not the conservative ethos they once were And I think you are going to find out that the Republicans are not going to fold like as they did in the days of Pres. Nixon. The gnashing of teeth and passionate rending of garments will not be enough.

  15. Twinkie says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Even Thomm doesn’t make up “facts” as he does and has enough sense to retreat a little when confronted with stats to the contrary.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  16. vok3 says:

    OT: I request Kamala Harris commentary!

    When you predicted she’d be the nominee, I could not fault your reasoning. America owes Tulsi Gabbard a debt of gratitude. And Kamala also, for managing to fumble what could have been a sure thing.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  17. TG says:
    @Arclight

    Indeed. As Mark Twain said, if voting really made a difference, they wouldn’t let us do it.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
  18. @Sam Coulton

    it was the LEFTIST STATE that sent man to outer space.

    It was whitey that sent man to outer space.

    Race “trumps” ideology.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  19. @Arclight

    Doesn’t anyone read anymore?

    Discourses on Voluntary Servitude by Etienne de la Boetie was published about 500 years ago and explains all this quite nicely.

    No political structure, tyrannical or benign, exists without popular consent. It is axiomatic that, short of a military occupation bent on exterminating the occupied land’s occupants, all (relatively) peaceful situations require the consent of the governed, else there would be continuous, open warfare.

    “Democracy” (republican, representative, direct or otherwise) is just a rationalization for What Is, same as was Divine Right of Kings when it, too, was fashionable.

    The mistake here (and everywhere) is the post-hoc logical fallacy of seeing “what is” as “what must have been inevitable.” What is, just….is. The theories about why it exists are largely fairy tales mixed with cultural mythology.

    Those who run the Uniparty (which as Angelo Codevilla notes is essentially the Democrat Party’s Batman to the Republican Robin) clearly believe that the consent on which they ride is MANUFACTURED.

    This is a clear case of “believing one’s own PR.” It’s a precursor to complete and utter destruction.

    If two hundred million people in North America remove their consent from those who are actively destroying their (and their children’s) standard of living, voting won’t matter any more.

    What cannot be accomplished via the ballot box will be tackled more directly. And if “heritage Americans” remove consent, the people who live near and administer the central state in Washington DC will suddenly find that (1) they’re marching at the head of a parade with no other parade members and (2) those who previously followed are now looking for opportunities to guillotine, crucify (literally) or impale the clowns who march “at the front.”

    Consent is a fickle thing. All appearances that it can be manufactured are post hoc logical fallacy.

  20. @TG

    “Democracy” is a relatively recent fad, notwithstanding Ancient Athens (where the franchise was restricted to a small fraction of its 25,000 people.) Mass democracy of the kind we now think is “inevitable” was unheard of prior to the Modern Era.

    And history, I think, hasn’t ended yet.

    History predates democracy, and it will continue after this long-lived fad has run its course. We live in trivial times, surrounded by trivial people. Idiocracy is (1) not a comedy, (2) unstable and (3) short-lived from an historical perspective.

  21. I repeat: Nothing is going to change as long as people subconsciously exhibit High Social Mood.

    https://www.socionomics.net/2011/04/social-mood/

    Since 1974 (the DJIA), 1981 (the bond market) and 1982 (the S&P 500) we’ve been in a rising social mood period with one “small” correction in the stock indexes (2000-2009.)

    During that time the American public waxed ever higher in “Everything Is Awesome” no matter what really occurred. The last few years’ relative political conflict remains a sideshow until strong evidence of social mood’s reversal toward the negative is seen.

    WHEN that happens, we’ll discover just how predisposed to frothing-at-the-mouth RAGE are lots of people now. People won’t even know why they’re so angry, but they’ll be livid and volunteer en mass for any opportunity to take it out on someone.

    On a longer time-scale, we’ve been in a rising social mood period since the late 1700’s. Most of the 18th century was actually a “bear market,” and it kicked off with the twins of France’s John Law’s Mississippi Scheme and England’s South Sea Bubble. Our last 50 years of monetary/financial/economic idiocy dwarf those prior periods of collective folly.

    What follows this Long, debt-fueled Boom will be commensurate, just to the downside. The filling of the Debt Ocean occurred during a period of phenomenal capital consumption, and when this thing inverts, we’ll discover that a lot of the infrastructure (political, economic, and real) necessary to maintain our high living standards was burned for entertainment.

    Plant, equipment, educational institutions, etc., etc., were trashed. That’s going to cost us.

    PS: Today’s stock rally is filling the gap from yesterday. If (big if) the decline resumes and we break south of 26,300 or so, it would be the first of several necessary ingredients to suggest that the top is finally in. The real issue is bonds. When the day arrives that stocks fall and bond prices fall, too (which most people believe is impossible), then we’ll know that the trend of the last 50 and 200 years is over. They key is debt. When people collectively no longer believe in the good-as-gold value of all those IOU’s, the S will HTF.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  22. El Dato says:
    @Twodees Partain

    Democrats going postal can’t hurt.

  23. Evil, greedy government worker goons and other greedy Mammonites have overrun Swamp City DC.

    Lawyers and Lobbyists and consultants and bankers and bureaucrats and government workers in Swamp City DC have feasted off the rotting corpse of the American Empire.

    All of this has been made possible by the monetary extremism of the privately-controlled Federal Reserve Bank.

    The Federal Reserve Bank has inflated three massive asset bubbles and created the conditions conducive to massive debt accumulation — government and private — and the denizens of Swamp City DC have been there every step of the way clam raking loot out of all the imperial scams.

    NATIONALIZE the privately-controlled Federal Reserve Bank NOW!

    Fire every government worker within 50 miles of Swamp City DC and take away all the pensions and benefits that keep all these government workers fat and insolent.

    ABOLISH the CIA now!

    White Core America Party Immigration Plan:

    IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM NOW!

    DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS NOW!

    Tweets from 2014 and 2015:

    • Replies: @Thomm
  24. Thomm says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    You had best not get too excited about Ann Coulter as a paragon of WN values. I wrote a whole song about it :

    _____________________________________________


    She Dy-no-mite, she Dy-no-mite!!
    When we boink, it outta sight!

    I is black, and she is white,
    One joins with the other like day and night!

    Those WNs first quake with fright,
    But after a while, just burn with spite.

    Together, we set the stage alight!
    She Dy-no-mite, she Dy-no-mite!!

  25. @Michael S

    Touche. Even Reagan only got 14% in DC. Still, there is a qualitative difference between 1 in every 8 and 1 in every 25 people in the capital supporting the Republican.

  26. @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    Unless he’s using different VPNs, they are different people.

  27. @Thomm

    Though that was a stronger argument before VA became blue. If DC was folded into MD and VA today, it wouldn’t make a difference electorally.

    • Replies: @Thomm
    , @Reg Cæsar
  28. @vok3

    Working on it. I got 2016 right on both sides and got cocky about my prognostic powers. Forget about the majestic Harris Hawk, I’m eating my fill of Harris Crow.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  29. Thomm says:
    @Audacious Epigone

    Though that was a stronger argument before VA became blue. If DC was folded into MD and VA today, it wouldn’t make a difference electorally.

    It could, since its ratio of pop/EV is very low, which favors the party that it votes for.

    If a Democrat won with 270-272 EVs, the DC situation could be attributable.

    Democrats who think the Electoral College is rigged against them don’t even understand the EC very well. That DC has 3 EVs (instead of just 1) is the single most phony part of the whole thing, and it happens to favor Democrats.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  30. @Sam Coulton

    I don’t think that Elon is a Republican or a Democrat. Musk is a chosen one, he is above phony political divides.

    R/D divide does not matter, as it is yet another meaningless way to divide the Public.

    GMO Bread & scripted Circuses.

    The party affiliation and the campaign promises of an individual POTUS have never mattered in the oligarchy/kleptocracy of the USA.

    Focusing on the individual, or the party, keeps the focus away from the global oligarchs. They are the hidden hand in the vest, the people behind the curtains, producing and directing life for billions of people, all for private Profit.

    Border control issue. The elites run border control to their advantage.
    Cheap labor in is easy.
    Individual wealth out is not easy.
    Corporate wealth is untouchable.

    • Replies: @216
  31. @Audacious Epigone

    You aren’t the only one who erroneously thought Kamela Harris would be the Democratic nominee. I thought myself pretty smart when I predicted back in January 2017 that she’d be the nominee. It appears that once even Democratic voters saw the real Kamela, her candidacy was over.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  32. 216 says: • Website
    @SaneClownPosse

    Local politics, while droll, often has a bigger impact than what goes on in the Capital (foreign policy aside).

    There are plenty of people involved in our movements who appear to fail basic civics, and lack historical knowledge. People calling for third parties are a great example, along with those that still imagine “party bosses” as a thing.

    Since 2015, we’ve created a small cadre of e-celebs that depended upon Big Tech platforms. One-by-one they are being steadily removed, and no physical infrastructure remains. While one can still have your own server hosting, and use an outlaw social network like Telegram (or even Tor); those starved from an audience wither.

    What we have not created:
    -Local chapters that focus on day-to-day life, rebuilding social capital, acting as an affinity group
    -Public interest law from a right-wing perspective, benefiting from many underemployed lawyers
    -Credit Unions
    -Revitalization of Boomer-dominated “fraternal orders”, which non-whites almost never join
    -Investigative journalism of employers that hire illegals
    -Alliances with left-leaning groups on niche issues (historic preservation, NIMBY)
    -Mentorship

  33. Thomm says:
    @LoutishAngloQuebecker

    He’s just Thomm part 2.

    False.

    All these mental acrobatics rather than admit to yourself that your ideology has no takers among normal people.

  34. Corvinus says:
    @dc.sunsets

    The old paradigms you rely on are outdated. We are global personified, we are post-scarcity, and we are post-debt.

    Collective rage if and when this alleged “house of cards” comes crashing down? Well, the elitists have in case of emergency contingency plans. There may be a few riots here and there, but your apocalyptic fantasy porn that you peddle will end up being all hype and no happy ending as you anticipate.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
  35. The Democrats seeking the nomination are going to reveal something this go-around.

    1. If Biden gets the nod, it will show that the parties really couldn’t give a fig about whose face is on the poster, and that nominating a cartoon character is the only way to more-openly reveal how much of a sham is the entire sorry system.
    2. If Butt-boy gets the nod, it will show that the D party believes it can put someone in the Oval Office whose campaign promises are (1) the epitome of impossible to deliver and if he tried, (2) an open invitation to either a hot civil or secessionist war or the utter dissolution of the central government.

    If a man who promises to institute door-to-door confiscation of firearms and school-to-school teaching of anal sex techniques to 9-year-olds can get elected, I will conclude that I was correct far earlier than expected, and that the country will rip itself into tiny pieces within a couple years, not a couple decades.

    Had I a daughter, I’d have as soon let Bill Clinton babysit her as I’d have put her in a short dress, dropped her off in a seedy side of town and told her not to come back without five hundred dollars. Butt-Boy or Biden are, to me, about ten times less “attractive” as political leaders than a Clinton.

    These people are demons. I’m only unsure about whether that’s metaphorical or literal.

  36. anon[223] • Disclaimer says:

    This is why it’s impossible to reform the system, despite what many on the dissident right who fancy some kind of stand and fight approach think. The left controls all the levers of power and there is no obvious means to dislodge them. Even if there were, the demographics and attitudes are changing so fast that removing the left from power slowly will do next to no good in the long run. Face it, they won. A frontal assault will fail now that they have the high ground. If you want to fight back, it will have to be an asymmetrical strategy that fights them from a point of their weakness. That would be an independence movement. The left is still relatively weak in many red states. Take advantage of that if you want your freedom.

    It is the ruling class, the upper 1% income group, and the professional class, the upper 10% income group, that wield power in this country. Multiple studies have confirmed this. That’s why you have mass immigration, woke politics, terrible movies, free trade, and anti-Russian/Chinese hysterics as policy: that’s what the upperclasses want. The feelings of the bottom 90% (you) have statistically no influence on government policy. In this system, if the ruling class and the professional class are both against you, then you lose … unless you are willing to do something to short-circuit that paradigm.

    Secession is really your only hope at this point. Unlike fantasies of fighting back which are doomed to fail — peasant revolts of that nature almost always end in ruin — separation really could work for the primary reason that it immediately deplatforms all the leftist institutions of power from red states as soon as it is accomplished; that’s what happens when the left puts all their eggs in the three basket cities of NYC, DC, and LA. The worse case scenario is that the left is forced to compromise least they lose their empire. The best case scenarios are 1) you get your own country where your people are safe and secure 2) it forces the military to do a coup and in the process they destroy the left to save themselves. Even if they destroy you, they still destroy the left as the rest of the world will be shocked into severing their connection to the American Empire in response.

    However, no matter how many times I’ve answered conservative critics, they just keep repeating the same old tired talking points. Ex: “You don’t expect them to leave you alone, do you? Stand and fight.” Answer: “That’s what borders and a military are for. Besides, the left can’t impose their will if they’re walled off in DC after we break away, which deplatforms all of them geographically.” etc etc etc.

    The only thing I can draw from this is the following: conservatives are moral cowards who prefer bread and circuses to actual freedom. I think this observation spells eventual doom for liberty. The US deepstate will continue its slide into despotism because they know they can get away with it. Negotiation is only possible when the other side has a strong hand to play and is willing to lay their cards on the table. Otherwise, it’s just surrender. That’s basically what the right is doing now, regardless of how they’d like to frame it.

    BTW, I’m the guy who correctly predicted on this forum months ago that Kamala Harris would fail as a candidate and for exactly the reasons she eventually did, so it’s not like I have a poor track record of judging things. I also predicted Booker would fail, and it looks like that’s tracking well. My guy was Joe Biden due to his being the black president’s number two — name recognition, black solidarity, family man (unlike the barren Kamala Harris). Only probably Elizabeth Warren can challenge him at this point, and she’s already fading. Barring an Alzheimer’s meltdown, Biden is the nominee. That’s why Trump tried digging up dirt on him in Ukraine. Biden will clobber him in the general election, barring a senility incident, and he knows it. Everyone does. Harris was Trump’s most beatable candidate, and she’s gone now. Warren will still be a tough one to handle as she’ll get at least a little of the Bernie enthusiasm as well as having the demographic winds in her sail. Trump’s odds of winning are very small. Don’t believe otherwise. It’s all wishful thinking.

    Aside: Perhaps it’s good that the dems are putting all their totalitarian cards on the table for the brass to see. Trump won’t be president in a little more than a year from now but yet they still can’t restrain themselves from committing treason by trying to overthrow the government (yet again) on dubious grounds. Listen to Jonathan Turley’s impeachment testimony and compare it with the unhinged liars — one of the them literally caught lying — who testified for the democrats. Shocking. I hope they do impeach him. Lay those cards down gentlemen. Let’s see the dead man’s hand.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  37. @216

    Agree, but how do we start on that stuff.

  38. @SafeNow

    Dudes used a lot of Brylcreem back in the 60s. And in the 80s.

  39. @Michael S

    A study needs to be done on sociopathy rates among DC denizens.

  40. @Corvinus

    “no happy ending as you anticipate”

    For once we are in agreement.

  41. @216

    Local changes won’t be much use until the threat of judicial assault wanes.

    For example, can you imagine how fast someone would pounce if a local organization tried to re-assert true freedom of association, as in deciding to NOT associate with an entire group of people?

    I know it’s fine for everyone NOT white, straight and male to exclude such, but the converse is suppressed by any means necessary.

    We need a lot more fracturing of the polity before flipping the bird at one of the Cult’s main Sacraments is doable. But I have hope: the entire “sanctuary city/county” thing (in “favor” of invading migrants or guns, take your pick) is an early sign of what’s to come. Pot (recreational or “medical”) is another “go screw yourselves” to the central government. It all leads to a time when what happens in DC is utterly irrelevant.

    In a few years, maybe decades, no one will even remember what a Title IX lawsuit constituted.

    • Replies: @216
  42. nymom says:
    @Brian Reilly

    I hope you are wrong, but sadly, you might not be…

  43. nymom says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I guess that case can be made then for every employee/worker who gets money through government taxes. Which would mean ironically enough that senators and representatives wouldn’t be allowed to vote either…

    Could get interesting…

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  44. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Sam Coulton

    Remember: it was the LEFTIST STATE that sent man to outer space. Elon Musk is a failure.

    That part is quite true. If you want to achieve significant long-term goals then socialistic methods are the way to go. The free market is great for producing tawdry consumer toys.

    Since both significant long-term goals and shiny consumer toys are necessary you need a combination of socialism and the free market. Socialism for the important stuff and the free market for the trivial stuff.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
  45. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Jay Fink

    I would argue a strong government replacing tbe traditional family is what destroys civilization.

    You can argue that, but it isn’t true. The traditional family has done just fine under strong governments in the past.

    The traditional family has been destroyed by the collapse of religion, by urbanisation, mass media, mass education, capitalism, democracy and the rise of Science! as an alternative religion. Not one of these things was caused by strong government.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  46. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Justvisiting

    It was whitey that sent man to outer space.

    It was the Evil Communists that sent man into outer space for the first time. Without the Evil Commies there would have been no space age.

  47. @anon

    Great comment, thanks very much.

  48. @dfordoom

    The collapse of religion (charity replaced by welfare) and mass education (self-explanatory, I think) both have government fingerprints all over them.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  49. dfordoom says: • Website
    @216

    What we have not created:
    -Local chapters that focus on day-to-day life, rebuilding social capital, acting as an affinity group
    -Public interest law from a right-wing perspective, benefiting from many underemployed lawyers
    -Credit Unions
    -Revitalization of Boomer-dominated “fraternal orders”, which non-whites almost never join
    -Investigative journalism of employers that hire illegals
    -Alliances with left-leaning groups on niche issues (historic preservation, NIMBY)
    -Mentorship

    But that stuff would be hard work! It might involve leaving Mom’s basement.

  50. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Audacious Epigone

    The collapse of religion (charity replaced by welfare) and mass education (self-explanatory, I think) both have government fingerprints all over them.

    The collapse of religion had zero to do with government. The collapse of Christianity was largely a result of the Scientific Revolution and the destruction of traditional communities by capitalism and the Industrial Revolution.

    Only a libertarian could think that welfare replacing charity was a factor in undermining religious belief. Welfare had to replace charity because religion had already collapsed.

    I’ll give you mass education.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
  51. dfordoom says: • Website
    @nymom

    I guess that case can be made then for every employee/worker who gets money through government taxes. Which would mean ironically enough that senators and representatives wouldn’t be allowed to vote either…

    It would also mean that employees who work for defence contractors would not be permitted to vote. And of course military personnel would not be permitted to vote. Or cops. Or firefighters. They’re all tax leeches. Naturally ICE employees (notorious tax leeches) would not be allowed to vote.

    • Replies: @dc.sunsets
  52. @Twinkie

    Thomm in the sense that he is an Indian troll pretending to be a white guy.

  53. In 2016, residents of DC were more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton than liberals, blacks, or Democrats were nationwide.

    And they get three gift electors.

    The 23rd Amendment was a sop to blacks in the civil rights era. It’s going to stink like week-old fish or a Nairobi backstreet when gentrification restores a white majority– and a wealthy one at that.The

    …the biggest misuse of brainpower in the history of the world.

    And the most traitorous. Jungle chieftains sold the members of other tribes to the slavers.

  54. @Audacious Epigone

    If DC was folded into MD and VA today, it wouldn’t make a difference electorally.

    DC was “folded into” Virginia in 1847. What’s left would all go back to Maryland.

  55. @dfordoom

    That part is quite true. If you want to achieve significant long-term goals then socialistic methods are the way to go. The free market is great for producing tawdry consumer toys.

    Thanks for that comment. In proving you’re quite literally too ignorant to grasp from where ANYTHING comes, you’ve rendered any other statement you write not worth the time to read it.

    Math is hard. So, too, is reading, which is why I sincerely doubt you’d have the innate ability to read a book that is long and contains concentrated information, for example Socialism, published in 1922 and still standing as the irrefutable criticism of (dictionary-defined) socialism.

    The number of bricks in the wall demonstrating why human societies rise and fall is quite large. One of the largest is that almost no one has the abstract cognitive pathways required to grasp the irreducible complexity that is the structure of production, and how a division-of-labor economy cannot function without the price signals (available exclusively when factors of production are privately owned) essential to coordinating innumerable and heterogeneous building blocks.

    The only truth in your statement is that, yes, if you want slaves to build pyramids, “socialism” is the way to go. It works only as long as you can squander otherwise needed stuff.

    Sad, but true: MPAI. Now go back to self-flagellating to Das Kapital.

  56. @dfordoom

    Christianity was always a tenuous thing. Even back when people took Christian theology quite literally, priests happily were cuckolding knights sent off to war. All this proves is that people are creatures of Nature (and Nature has inviolable laws that describe the incredible complexity of genetically-determined behavioral subroutines.)

    The Modern Era is characterized by the Gnostic Heresy. Writing allowed cumulative innovation, the printing press allowed for widespread distribution of it, leading to what we call the Scientific Revolution (which was simply “look what I found when I actually looked!”) which led to people in general beginning to believe that humans didn’t need God, humans (after all) WERE God.

    This led directly to Gnosticism, and Progressives (Post-millennial Christian Pietists, almost all of them Protestants) decided that the fastest way to create Heaven on Earth was to seize the levers of power in the political state and use FORCE to “make men better.”

    Religion didn’t collapse. It evolved (or de-evolved.) In metaphysics, there’s philosophy and there’s religion. Gnosticism confuses the two. Mankind is not God, individually or collectively. “Science” doesn’t allow man to rewrite the rules (Nature’s Laws), Science, when moved to practical application, is simply engineering, AKA harnessing Nature’s Laws for purposeful outcomes.

    Gnosticism sees “Science!” as Mankind’s lever-to-be-God. This works, because very few people, including those who work in scientific endeavors, can see the limits of knowledge. Science can only answer answerable questions. The problem is that most of the interesting questions do not have answers, but “Science!” is a wonderful smoke-and-mirrors gig for those who purport to answer unanswerable questions with it (e.g., what will the average temperature of the Earth be in 2030 or 2050? Note that meteorology, which is an actual science, cannot predict with much certainty what Denver’s temperature will be next week.)

    You and I are polar opposites in our grasp of from where popular trends arise. You think it’s “power” that determines trends. I believe it’s trends that determine power. You see physics, I see behavioral psychology, which is NOT physics (because if human collective behavior was physics, trading stocks would be easy for everyone and we’d all achieve 8% compound growth forever…which you may or may not know is literally impossible.)

    If power dictated trends, we’d all still speak Greek, or Phoenician, or Latin….

    History surprises everyone. And then those same “everyone” claims, with 20/20 hindsight, that what happened was inevitable and they saw it coming all along.

    Welfare had to replace charity because religion had already collapsed.

    Exactly where did you learn this? Publik Skool?

    Charitable giving is still huge, even in the Welfare Era. And if you want to see what pre-Welfare did, look to the history of the aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire. Half the city’s housing burned to the ground. Businessmen stopped their work and opened storefronts to (charitably) help those in need. The primary coordination was between storefronts, to try to screen out the parasites who tried to go place to place, conning the charitable out of their money. The primary purpose of the charity was to (1) see that people had shelter and (2) see that they had work, so that they’d return to self-support as fast as possible. Within less than a year most of the city was rebuilt. Those who administered the charity went back to their regular jobs.

    Contrast that to welfare in Detroit. The city looks like a war zone in places; once ON welfare, the system is geared to KEEP YOU THERE, because (surprise, surprise) the JOBS of those administering welfare depend on having a large and preferably growing clientele.

    I repeat from an earlier comment: you really don’t know much about what you write.

    • Agree: MikeatMikedotMike
  57. @dfordoom

    If you follow a single dollar that passes at any point in time through a “government” treasury (national, state or local) and if you (arbitrarily) suggest that up to two degrees of separate qualify the recipient as a direct or indirect government employee or contractor, the last 50 years’ growth of borrow-to-spend means that you’d have a hard time finding any business or worker bee who was outside that 2-degrees.

    How much of medical services (and the insurance/payment processing system behind it) is “private” as opposed to serving Medicare/Medicaid? Hint: Less than 50%. Maybe less than 10%.

    Spending skyrocketed these past 50 years (look at the St. Louis Fed’s FRED system for total credit market debt growth since 1958.) Most of it was fueled by issuing a veritable ocean of IOU’s. Economists feted this, given that every dollar spent into the economy was at least a dollar in GDP, and the resulting debt was an asset on someone’s balance sheet, so it could be used as margin to buy more debt, so that there was (because it was a bull market for it) no limit to how much debt governments, firms and individuals could float.

    All that spending consumed SOMETHING, and it it logically impossible to consume what has yet to be produced. All consumption is in THE PRESENT. A tsunami of debt-enabled spending simply allowed a frenzy of over-consuming the present, and the only way to do that is to consume previously created capital. It’s analogous to a farmer throwing a huge party, and when the meat and bread are gone and the campfire burns low, he goes ahead and slaughters the breeding stock and grinds the seed corn, and breaks up the barn for kindling. And the party-goers, none of whom farms, write him IOU-hogs, IOU-seed and IOU-a-barn-I-can-never-build.

    And the farmer sleeps well that night, because he has all those promises in hand and he trusts (tonight, at least) that they’ll be delivered on time in the future.

    Most of the USA’s economy now was warped to serve demand enabled entirely by issuing IOU’s, and the reason for this is a bull market (mass psychology) for debt, a trend begun all the way back in 1981.

    I’ve news for you: We’re all tax leeches, whether we realize it or not.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  58. @dc.sunsets

    We’re all tax leeches, whether we realize it or not.

    There are no clean hands anymore, that is for sure.

    A great example is the millions of federal, state and local retirees that are now out there.

    Their pensions are paying their bills, which include every local vendor in every podunk town from coast to coast.

    Yup, the gun store owner in rural Idaho is on the .gov dole–he just does not know it.

    That is why all the proposed “solutions” are laughable–the Empire will collapse when it is ready to collapse, and _everybody_ gets burned.

    • Agree: dc.sunsets
  59. 216 says: • Website
    @dc.sunsets

    For example, can you imagine how fast someone would pounce if a local organization tried to re-assert true freedom of association, as in deciding to NOT associate with an entire group of people?

    Let’s assume your local KoFC is redpilled after reading some E. Michael Jones. Posting “Don’t Buy Jewish” is probably not the best optics.

    But it doesn’t have to be that obtuse. No one will blink an eye at encouraging people to hire services from their co-religionists. Encouraging a negative action is what gets you in trouble.

    A lot of the judicial trouble originates because people went out of their way to act stupidly. The “bake the cake” lawsuits were filed by gays looking to cause trouble, and by business owners that didn’t understand that you can’t voice religious objections. But, if they had simply claimed to have been overbooked, and refered them somewhere else, presto, no lawsuit.

    It also helps if conservative areas create local anti-discrimination ordinances that protect “political ideology” as a protected class, which would create momentum for red state legislatures to do the same.

    • Replies: @iffen
  60. iffen says:
    @216

    Dream-factory

    • Replies: @216
  61. 216 says: • Website
    @iffen

    There is something deeply wrong about the reluctance of conservative pols to use the law to defend their own supporters.

    Only worse is that many cons won’t engage in the collective self defense of boycotting.

    • Replies: @iffen
  62. iffen says:
    @216

    Maybe there’s a problem with conservatives. Maybe the people that you should look to as allies aren’t “conservatives.”

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