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The Loosening Grip
A Beginner’s Guide to Death Throes

Oh good. The world reaches a crossroads, or probably a road off a cliff, just when I want to relax and watch gratuitous violence on the tube. To judge by the rapid drift of events aboard our planetary asylum, the talons of Washington and New York on the world’s throat are fast being pried a-loose. The Global American Imperium is dying. Or so it sure looks anyway.

I say talons of “New York and Washington” because America’s foreign policy, forged in those two cities, belongs entirely to them. Americans have no influence on it. Further, none of what the Empire does abroad is of any benefit to Americans. Do you care at all what happens in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, or the South China Sea? Do you want to pay for it? America has been hijacked.

And the Empire prospereth not. It prospereth very not. Consider the recent record of the world’s hyperpower:

Washington does not have control of Afghanistan, and obviously is not going to.

Washington does not have control of Iraq, and appears unlikely to.

Washington did not back Iran down, and isn’t going to.

Washington did not back Russia down in Ukraine and Crimea, and isn’t going to.

Washington did not back China down in the South China Sea and, while this is perhaps not over, the Empire seems to be losing.

Washington has not backed North Korea down and is not going to.

In the Philippines, President Duterte has told Obama to “go to hell” as being “the son of a whore,” which may be taken to indicate latent hostility. He is vigorously seeking rapprochement with China. While Washington may have him murdered, it seems to be losing control of the Little Vassals of ASEAN.

Turkey seems to be cuddling up to Russia–that is, looking East like Duterte. Maybe Washington can turn this around temporarily, but there’s a whole lot of wavering going on.

Meanwhile Washington thrashes around impotently as per usual in Syria, and, though the jury remains out on this one, looks to have poor prospects. If Washington–AKA New York–loses here, after doing so in Iraq, Libya, Somalia, and Afghanistan, the Empire will beyond redemption be on the downward slope.

The United States is not in danger. The Empire is. This is not good. Empires, the Soviet Union notwithstanding, seldom go quietly. Either Washington gambles on war of some sort against Russia, or Russia and China, in the desperate hope of reversing things, or the Empire gets slowly eaten. Or not so slowly. Once one country pries itself loose, many may rush for the door.

New York may go for calculated war against Russia–say, cyberwar expected not to turn into shooting war, shooting war in Syria not expected to turn into global shooting war, global shooting war not expected to turn into nuclear war. This will be a crapshoot. Note that America has badly misguessed the outcomes of every war since Korea.

This is why the American election actually matters, unusual in Presidential contests. It is Blowhard against Corruption, a swell choice, but Trump is firmly against war with Russia, and Hillary for. Her military understanding is that of a fried egg.

The woman is both a fool and a knave but, it seems, Trump has talked trash, and therefore she will likely be President. Weirdly, the future of the world depends on how an excited electorate of political middle-schoolers responds to one candidate’s dirty talk. From a curmudgeon’s point of view, it is pretty funny. It is funnier if one lives outside of the radiation footprint.

But back to business. The seaboard Axis of Evil needs a war because almost every tide runs against it. Proximately, the Axis has pushed China, Russia, and Iran together against the Empire. (First rule of empire: Do not let the dissidents unite.) Many signs suggest that the world, or much of it, is beginning to see China as its future. The BRICS, the SCO, the NDB, the AAIB–all exclude the US. China becomes the major trading partner of country after country. The twilight deepens.

Not all goes wrong for the Empire–not yet, but things are getting spooky. On the European Peninsula of Asia, countries remain docile, especially England and, much more importantly, Germany. Yet even among Washington’s European harem, there seem to be faint stirrings of a forgotten independence. As I understand it, Germany’s businessmen would very much like to end Washington’s sanctions on Russia and improve trade with China, which would be greatly to the benefit of the Peninsula. Washington won’t let them. It can’t. If the Europeans did what would be good for themselves, and looked to Eurasia, then the fat lady, already warming up, would burst into full bellow.

Which, methinks, raises the likelihood that Washington will in desperation do something phenomenally stupid. At this writing Hillary’s camp seems to be prepping the public for war with Russia. The telescreen tells us day after day that Putin is Hitler, that Russia is expanding, that the Russkies are hacking the election, that they cause indigestion and falling hair. Is this just Hillary waggling her codpiece in the expectation that Moscow will demurely back down, as God intended? Or will she again send other people’s children to fight for her in somebody else’s country?

The larger picture, assuredly obvious to New York, is truly grim–for New York, not for Americans. China has a huge population of a billion Han Chinese, versus two hundred million Caucasian Americans–these being the scientific, technological and entrepreneurial brains of the Empire. One must not notice this, but you can bet that New York and Beijing do. Economically China is growing hugely, advancing technologically at a high rate, building rail lines that now extend from the Chinese Pacific coast to Madrid. It will increasingly dwarf the Empire no matter what happens–short of a world war.

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The curtain falls in ways unnoticed. China recently launched a communications satellite, the world’s first employing quantum cryptographic links, which cannot be intercepted. The intention of this, as well of the QC link from Beijing to Shanghai, is to keep the NSA off China’s back. A small thing, perhaps. Yet if successful and adopted en masse by other countries weary of Washington’s meddling, the result will be a loosening of the Empire’s grip on everybody’s communications.

For the Empire it is, as Elvis sang, “now or never.” Lenin spoke of “useful idiots.” Ours aren’t even useful, but they call the shots.

Fred can be reached at jetpossum-readers@yahoo.com. Put the letters pdq in the subject line or your email will be heartlessly autodeleted by a raging spam filter.

(Reprinted from Fred on Everything by permission of author or representative)
 
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    “Which, methinks, raises the likelihood that Washington will in desperation do something phenomenally stupid. At this writing Hillary’s camp seems to be prepping the public for war with Russia.”

    I don’t think so. An actual war will make European masses turn against the US.
    But if US cries ‘wolf’ about Russia, that will work.. at least for awhile.
    Crying wolf eventually gets old.

    US also cries wolf about China as many smaller nations are intimidated by rising Chinese nationalism that sometimes acts belligerent and chauvinistic. China is dangerous because, like Germany in early 20th century, it is a great power with a victim or no-respect complex. China is like Jews in this sense. Both peoples are very powerful, but Jews are stuck in Holocaust mentality and Chinese are stuck in Nanking Massacre mentality(and Opium Wars mentality). Times have changed.
    Russia is more sensible because even as it commemorates the Great Patriotic War and all the Russian suffering, it doesn’t deny its great power status. (Maybe Russians are less into victim pathology because they have the pride of victory in WWII and ruled over others in the Soviet Empire for a time. In contrast, Chinese and Jews gained power gradually without spectacular show of power.)

    Anyway, I don’t think Hillary really wants military war with Russia. She wants alarmism to keep the EU on the side of the US. And I wonder if Hillary has personal animus against Russia. Maybe she doesn’t. After all, she isn’t Jewish. But she depends on Jewish money and media and has to play to her donors.
    But she is a two-faced devious person like Nixon. Nixon turned on his donors, and Hillary might turn on hers. She is essentially an egotist like Lansbury in the Manchurian Candidate. She just wants to be president and will say/do anything to win the backing. She is a nasty woman, but she’s been around politics for a long time, and she’s seen everything. She is corrupt but because she is so much part of the system.
    But her nastiness might turn out to be a virtue as president. Her promises to the American public means nothing… but it could also mean that her promises to the donor base means nothing. She could be lying to both the people and oligarchs. As president, she might do things her way. Does she really personally want war with Russia? My hunch is no.

    As for the American Empire, there is an easy way to unravel it. It is by going to the World(that is as yet uncontaminated by decadent Hollywood trash culture) and telling them that the homo agenda is the proxy of US imperialism.

    US imperialism is insidious and effective because it hides behind PC. Because PC is all about ‘people of color vs white privilege’, many people around the world are fooled that PC stuff like homo agenda is all about power for the underdogs.
    While PC is bad for working class white Americans, it is actually good for white/Jewish globalist elites because they get to define what it is… and of late, it’s mostly about homos and trannies since homos and trannies in every nation are such willing collaborators of wall street and hollywood.

    As US culture is so decadent and decrepit, its only ‘compelling’ issue is ‘let men use women’s washroom’. If opponents of US imperialism tie homo agenda with US imperialism, the empire will really start to break apart.

    The idea of US gift to the world being ‘Caitlyn Jenner’ is too ridiculous.

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    • Agree: Ace
    • Replies: @martin2
    The Chinese blame THEMSELVES for the military invasions and humiliations they suffered in the nineteenth century, since they, or at least the rulers, thought that it was still possible to isolate China from the Great Powers, and chose not to utilise Western technology, spending vast sums of money on palaces rather than on the Navy.
    , @MarkinLA
    But her nastiness might turn out to be a virtue as president. Her promises to the American public means nothing… but it could also mean that her promises to the donor base means nothing. She could be lying to both the people and oligarchs. As president, she might do things her way. Does she really personally want war with Russia? My hunch is no.

    The issue is: will Hillary continue the path we are on of continually sticking our nose into every corner of the world and then trying to push the envelope? The war starts because someone makes a threat the other side won't back down from and the threat maker has to back his words up. This is how Albright and Clinton got into Yugoslavia after he kept us out of that mess for years. She started giving ultimatums to the Serbs. Did she do it on her own or was it ordered by Clinton?
    , @dearieme
    "As president, she might do things her way." Is there still a "her" there?
  3. @Anon
    "Which, methinks, raises the likelihood that Washington will in desperation do something phenomenally stupid. At this writing Hillary’s camp seems to be prepping the public for war with Russia."

    I don't think so. An actual war will make European masses turn against the US.
    But if US cries 'wolf' about Russia, that will work.. at least for awhile.
    Crying wolf eventually gets old.

    US also cries wolf about China as many smaller nations are intimidated by rising Chinese nationalism that sometimes acts belligerent and chauvinistic. China is dangerous because, like Germany in early 20th century, it is a great power with a victim or no-respect complex. China is like Jews in this sense. Both peoples are very powerful, but Jews are stuck in Holocaust mentality and Chinese are stuck in Nanking Massacre mentality(and Opium Wars mentality). Times have changed.
    Russia is more sensible because even as it commemorates the Great Patriotic War and all the Russian suffering, it doesn't deny its great power status. (Maybe Russians are less into victim pathology because they have the pride of victory in WWII and ruled over others in the Soviet Empire for a time. In contrast, Chinese and Jews gained power gradually without spectacular show of power.)

    Anyway, I don't think Hillary really wants military war with Russia. She wants alarmism to keep the EU on the side of the US. And I wonder if Hillary has personal animus against Russia. Maybe she doesn't. After all, she isn't Jewish. But she depends on Jewish money and media and has to play to her donors.
    But she is a two-faced devious person like Nixon. Nixon turned on his donors, and Hillary might turn on hers. She is essentially an egotist like Lansbury in the Manchurian Candidate. She just wants to be president and will say/do anything to win the backing. She is a nasty woman, but she's been around politics for a long time, and she's seen everything. She is corrupt but because she is so much part of the system.
    But her nastiness might turn out to be a virtue as president. Her promises to the American public means nothing... but it could also mean that her promises to the donor base means nothing. She could be lying to both the people and oligarchs. As president, she might do things her way. Does she really personally want war with Russia? My hunch is no.

    As for the American Empire, there is an easy way to unravel it. It is by going to the World(that is as yet uncontaminated by decadent Hollywood trash culture) and telling them that the homo agenda is the proxy of US imperialism.

    US imperialism is insidious and effective because it hides behind PC. Because PC is all about 'people of color vs white privilege', many people around the world are fooled that PC stuff like homo agenda is all about power for the underdogs.
    While PC is bad for working class white Americans, it is actually good for white/Jewish globalist elites because they get to define what it is... and of late, it's mostly about homos and trannies since homos and trannies in every nation are such willing collaborators of wall street and hollywood.

    As US culture is so decadent and decrepit, its only 'compelling' issue is 'let men use women's washroom'. If opponents of US imperialism tie homo agenda with US imperialism, the empire will really start to break apart.

    The idea of US gift to the world being 'Caitlyn Jenner' is too ridiculous.

    The Chinese blame THEMSELVES for the military invasions and humiliations they suffered in the nineteenth century, since they, or at least the rulers, thought that it was still possible to isolate China from the Great Powers, and chose not to utilise Western technology, spending vast sums of money on palaces rather than on the Navy.

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    Oh, they had a Navy, a nice, new, expensive one (at least by the 1890s, and I think earlier). They also had a very pretty army. The problem is that their fancy Navy was manned by corrupt incompetents, so when they had to face a real enemy (like Japan in 1894) the fight went a lot like the Gulf War a century later. Of course that doesn't work for the time of the Opium Wars, but China had not really had, at that point, enough contact with the West to know what they were dealing with. Though, yes, it didn't help with the isolation that they acted like they were the only sovereign nation on Earth and required foreign ambassadors to kowtow or not be received at all.
    , @Thirdeye
    Yeah, sort of. The old Dynasty was seen as traitorous for its acquiescence to the humiliations imposed on China by the Brits and the Russians, which in part contributed to the Nationalist revolution of 1910. Their Twentieth Century experience gave them more outward-directed grievance towards Japan and the US. China never gave a shit about Taiwan until it became an instrument of US meddling.
  4. If Washington–AKA New York

    oy veh

    more importantly, Germany. Yet even among Washington’s European harem…

    love the analogy

    quintessential Fred

    that Washington will in desperation do something phenomenally stupid. At this writing Hillary’s camp seems to be prepping the public for war with Russia

    this is the concern

    the bellicose ravings of the Fiend are reaching a crescendo

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/27/00/39C0119100000578-0-image-a-39_1477523068722.jpg

    with everything Israel has done to Syria, they feel it would be untenable to come to any kind of diplomatic arrangement with the Assad government. They prefer their negotiating partners with the wherewithal of a Gaza teenager, to a Western educated president backed up by Vlad Putin and the Russian military. Such a scenario deflates their oomph and shrivels their vigor.

    Unseemly it’z

    a world war is preferable

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    Speaking of harems, Gaza teenagers, and degenerate empires, howza 'bout this?

    International Pedophile Ring: Child Smuggling And Child Sex Ring Involving "Dozens of Members of Congress, the US Justice Department, Federal Judges, High-ranking Military Officers and Many Others in Government; as well as very well known figures in the main stream media."

    http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.co.id/2016/10/why-huma-needed-10000-email-life.html
     
  5. It may seem counterintuitive but the American Imperium which is less than 300 years old. Yet it appears to have peaked and is on the decline. Over time, the eclipse of empires have become shorter and shorter. In Carrol Quigley’s 7 stages of civilizational evolution the American imperium appears to be past it’s “Golden Age” and declining relative to peripheral competing civilizations. The “masters of the universe” are worried and must be seriously contemplating how they can reverse an inevitable and undesirable decline. Eight years under the relatively peaceful Obama administration has resulted in the weakening of the imperium. All the signs point to resurgent militarism under a Hillary administration as the empire seeks to maintain it’s hegemony against China, Russia and Iran. America has no other way to preserve it’s current dominance except by military means, which means war is coming. You would think the world is a big enough place to share with other powers through peaceful cooperation and coexistence. Such a notion is foreign to the imperial mind with it’s winner take all mentality.

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    • Replies: @Thirdeye
    300 years seems a little generous timeframe for American Imperium. Definitely since the end of WWI, maybe back to the Philippine War. IMHO the technological and organizational imbalances that allowed the modern-era empires to develop - Europe vs the Americas, Africa, and Asia, the industrial revolution in Britain and the US, Euro-Atlantic centered financial systems, etc. - have become increasingly unsustainable. The downfall of the British Imperium was inevitable once the US and Germany were on the scene with industrial output that surpassed their own. WWI only shifted the trigger of their downfall from military to financial. Now it's our turn to face the financial trigger.
    , @Kyle
    That's asinine. There is no war anymore. Even proxy wars in the third world aren't viable. The third world has educated upperclasses, and even their populace gets Google and internet. Some of them even have nuclear weapons. There is no such thing as war anymore.
  6. The clueless men and women, who, because of their relatives or their sexual partners, now run the US are a scary lot. Most of them went to prep schools of some kind where they were forbidden to fight, and never raised a fist in anger. They could get away with all the lies and sarcasm they wanted to, no one would ever punch them in the nose to teach them not to be a wiseass. They graduated from school and were gifted well paying jobs where they couldn’t fail, and when the time was right, were moved into government. Now they think they can bully China and Russia, and the rest of the world with empty threats. These special snowflakes will be our ruin.

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    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    "Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face."
  7. @Anon
    "Which, methinks, raises the likelihood that Washington will in desperation do something phenomenally stupid. At this writing Hillary’s camp seems to be prepping the public for war with Russia."

    I don't think so. An actual war will make European masses turn against the US.
    But if US cries 'wolf' about Russia, that will work.. at least for awhile.
    Crying wolf eventually gets old.

    US also cries wolf about China as many smaller nations are intimidated by rising Chinese nationalism that sometimes acts belligerent and chauvinistic. China is dangerous because, like Germany in early 20th century, it is a great power with a victim or no-respect complex. China is like Jews in this sense. Both peoples are very powerful, but Jews are stuck in Holocaust mentality and Chinese are stuck in Nanking Massacre mentality(and Opium Wars mentality). Times have changed.
    Russia is more sensible because even as it commemorates the Great Patriotic War and all the Russian suffering, it doesn't deny its great power status. (Maybe Russians are less into victim pathology because they have the pride of victory in WWII and ruled over others in the Soviet Empire for a time. In contrast, Chinese and Jews gained power gradually without spectacular show of power.)

    Anyway, I don't think Hillary really wants military war with Russia. She wants alarmism to keep the EU on the side of the US. And I wonder if Hillary has personal animus against Russia. Maybe she doesn't. After all, she isn't Jewish. But she depends on Jewish money and media and has to play to her donors.
    But she is a two-faced devious person like Nixon. Nixon turned on his donors, and Hillary might turn on hers. She is essentially an egotist like Lansbury in the Manchurian Candidate. She just wants to be president and will say/do anything to win the backing. She is a nasty woman, but she's been around politics for a long time, and she's seen everything. She is corrupt but because she is so much part of the system.
    But her nastiness might turn out to be a virtue as president. Her promises to the American public means nothing... but it could also mean that her promises to the donor base means nothing. She could be lying to both the people and oligarchs. As president, she might do things her way. Does she really personally want war with Russia? My hunch is no.

    As for the American Empire, there is an easy way to unravel it. It is by going to the World(that is as yet uncontaminated by decadent Hollywood trash culture) and telling them that the homo agenda is the proxy of US imperialism.

    US imperialism is insidious and effective because it hides behind PC. Because PC is all about 'people of color vs white privilege', many people around the world are fooled that PC stuff like homo agenda is all about power for the underdogs.
    While PC is bad for working class white Americans, it is actually good for white/Jewish globalist elites because they get to define what it is... and of late, it's mostly about homos and trannies since homos and trannies in every nation are such willing collaborators of wall street and hollywood.

    As US culture is so decadent and decrepit, its only 'compelling' issue is 'let men use women's washroom'. If opponents of US imperialism tie homo agenda with US imperialism, the empire will really start to break apart.

    The idea of US gift to the world being 'Caitlyn Jenner' is too ridiculous.

    But her nastiness might turn out to be a virtue as president. Her promises to the American public means nothing… but it could also mean that her promises to the donor base means nothing. She could be lying to both the people and oligarchs. As president, she might do things her way. Does she really personally want war with Russia? My hunch is no.

    The issue is: will Hillary continue the path we are on of continually sticking our nose into every corner of the world and then trying to push the envelope? The war starts because someone makes a threat the other side won’t back down from and the threat maker has to back his words up. This is how Albright and Clinton got into Yugoslavia after he kept us out of that mess for years. She started giving ultimatums to the Serbs. Did she do it on her own or was it ordered by Clinton?

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  8. Well done, Fred.

    To my surprise (and, yes, that shows my lack of IQ/awareness), the downward spiral of the U.S. has accelerated beyond my wildest nightmares. As few as 15 years ago, I would have said the U.S. was a reasonably coherent nation.

    A mere decade and a half later, that is obviously not true to folks around here. If the next 15 years brings similar change (not accelerated, which seems unlikely), a sizable minority will notice. Another 15 years and the majority will notice.

    What then?

    The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future. Yet, I begin to feel like even they remain unaware of the decline despite being surrounded by it. What happens when people understand that this isn’t going to work?

    Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe it will take longer. Maybe the siren song of bread and circus will keep people from getting off their couches.

    Regardless, the system will deteriorate, and it will be more and more difficult for people to deny.

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    • Replies: @NMObserver
    "The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future."

    Can't speak for the people in TX or CA but, I live in New Mexico and I beg to differ with your assessment. In fact, I have to laugh. Have you been in NM lately? Lol. Ahh....more laughing. Most people in NM are dumber than rocks and have little curiosity about anything that goes on outside of their barrio. And that holds true no matter their skin color, ethnicity, or income level. NM is the third-world state of the USA. There is lots of corruption in government and in the school system. The school system is firmly committed to creating whiny, overly-sensitive no-nothings through a prolonged government funded system of adult day care. I know. I teach in that system. Also, despite poor test scores in everything, retrograde ethnic elements are constantly militating for Spanish to be taught in school at the expense of English. If you think New Mexico is our future, well, you don't have much of a future to look forward to, sorry to say. Maybe the people in the rural areas and small towns function, but I doubt it. I grew up in a small town in NM and getting out of there was one of the best decisions I ever made. The religious suffocation in rural and small town NM is never-ending and toxic. It definitely does not encourage thoughtful, rational, independent critical thinking. So, no, New Mexico does not seem to function and really, it would be sad if that model were our future.
    , @Rod1963

    The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future.
     
    They aren't, they represent the welfare state which is slowly dying. Take California, a state whose revenues depend on a artificially inflated stock market and it's people fed and kept happy via EBT cards and low energy prices. Half of it's revenue goes to trying to educate millions of stupid Mexican and black kids who don't want to learn and just don't care. Should anything disrupt the stock market, CA goes bankrupt. If the EBT cards stop working the cities go poof and urban whites start dying by the thousands.

    Texas, due to the stupidity of it's political and business classes will soon be Californicated as well thanks to importing millions of illegals and white liberals into their cities.
    , @Stebbing Heuer
    Yes, it's unravelling extraordinarily quickly.

    I have difficulty getting my head around the fact that the nation that so impressively won the Cold War is, a generation later, economically and financially dysfunctional, and tearing itself apart.
  9. New York city has country’s largest pro-Israel Jewish population. Washington is controlled by pro-Israel lawmakers. In other word, America’s foreign policy is written by the pro-Israel lawmakers who don’t care whether Americans find friends amongst its occupied people in all those countries.

    As one Israeli political analyst said a few years ago that every Muslim nation invaded by America to protect Israel – became close ally of Israel’s no.1 enemy Iran. He mentioned Afghanistan and Iraq as an example. And he was not far off.

    Iraq under Saddam Hussein imposed 8-year war on Iran which was supported by the US and all its Arab stooges – has become second close Arab ally of Iran after Syria.

    On December 16, 2011 – Former British Foreign Secretary David Owen, wrote in daily ‘Mirror’ that Iran was the winner of Iraq War.

    https://rehmat1.com/2011/12/17/lord-owen-iran-is-the-most-powerful-country-in-the-region/

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  10. If Washington–AKA New York–loses here

    It should say if Washington-AKA New York and Tel Aviv.

    If America brought all the industry back that it’s off shored to China it would severely impede China’s economic growth and GDP with dire implications for its military which is funded by the massive trade surpluses with the stupid round eyes.

    Most Americans have grown weary of repeated claims that the Russians are coming dating back to the cold war. Hildabeast will have a tough time selling this everyone except the low information crowd.

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  11. On a related but separate topic, I would like to know what will happen when the “Racial Industrial Complex” comes crashing down.

    You see, we can afford to let our overseas empire fall to bits with little consequences to us. The painful price will be paid by our “allies” such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and especially “Islamicized” Europe. If Russia and China were to take over Eurasia tomorrow, it would be of no concern to us.

    On the other hand, America is home to a massive black underclass. This is a domestic problem. We cannot just eject them. If welfare suddenly dried up and the media could no longer hide the truth about inter-racial violence, I can imagine a grave reckoning for the country.

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    • Replies: @Truth
    Dude, do you have a one-track mind? This is about geopolitics, you could have accessed 256 of Fred's other articles if you wanted to talk about knee-growzzz.
    , @Kyle
    Maybe Chicago or the lousiana delta would revert to Port-au-Prince status, but the grave reckoning is a little extreme. We could treat their areas like Indian reservations?
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    @martin2
    The Chinese blame THEMSELVES for the military invasions and humiliations they suffered in the nineteenth century, since they, or at least the rulers, thought that it was still possible to isolate China from the Great Powers, and chose not to utilise Western technology, spending vast sums of money on palaces rather than on the Navy.

    Oh, they had a Navy, a nice, new, expensive one (at least by the 1890s, and I think earlier). They also had a very pretty army. The problem is that their fancy Navy was manned by corrupt incompetents, so when they had to face a real enemy (like Japan in 1894) the fight went a lot like the Gulf War a century later. Of course that doesn’t work for the time of the Opium Wars, but China had not really had, at that point, enough contact with the West to know what they were dealing with. Though, yes, it didn’t help with the isolation that they acted like they were the only sovereign nation on Earth and required foreign ambassadors to kowtow or not be received at all.

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    • Replies: @anonymous coward

    The problem is that their fancy Navy was manned by corrupt incompetents
     
    History shows that conscript armies aren't a problem. Mercenary armies are the problem. Nothing teaches a populace patriotism and national pride like universal conscription.

    (The Americans are so laughably inept at war that it's actually funny.)

  13. @Gene Su
    On a related but separate topic, I would like to know what will happen when the "Racial Industrial Complex" comes crashing down.

    You see, we can afford to let our overseas empire fall to bits with little consequences to us. The painful price will be paid by our "allies" such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and especially "Islamicized" Europe. If Russia and China were to take over Eurasia tomorrow, it would be of no concern to us.

    On the other hand, America is home to a massive black underclass. This is a domestic problem. We cannot just eject them. If welfare suddenly dried up and the media could no longer hide the truth about inter-racial violence, I can imagine a grave reckoning for the country.

    Dude, do you have a one-track mind? This is about geopolitics, you could have accessed 256 of Fred’s other articles if you wanted to talk about knee-growzzz.

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    Knee-growzzz!!! That is awesome! LOL!!! Buckwheat must be stopped - he may launch weather-control satellites!

    Peace.
    , @Gene Su
    OK! I won't digress any more.

    Look at Hillary Clinton's facial expressions and mouth during the debate. Does anyone besides me get the impression that Hillary Clinton doesn't really care what happens to our empire? She doesn't care whether it falls apart, causes misery to innocents world-wide, breaks the US treasury, or slaughters our soldier citizenry. She'll probably nuke Russia just to cover up her e-mail scandal. Remember, the Kremlin has all her deleted e-mails. It makes me think of Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith.
  14. Unz, it is unfortunate that you cannot display some consistent measure of integrity. You delete my comments because I respond in kind to insults, but you do not delete the precipitating insulting comment. That is woefully dishonest. Some might apply the phrase “feet of clay”.

    No matter. Good-bye.

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    I guess a way in which you can see the function of an animated insult-throwing machine is that it "responds in kind to insults": that'll be true whenever some have insulted it.

    Unz's announcements have said nothing about hysterics and paranoids, so he can censor them without sinning against consistency, and I hope he does.
  15. @martin2
    The Chinese blame THEMSELVES for the military invasions and humiliations they suffered in the nineteenth century, since they, or at least the rulers, thought that it was still possible to isolate China from the Great Powers, and chose not to utilise Western technology, spending vast sums of money on palaces rather than on the Navy.

    Yeah, sort of. The old Dynasty was seen as traitorous for its acquiescence to the humiliations imposed on China by the Brits and the Russians, which in part contributed to the Nationalist revolution of 1910. Their Twentieth Century experience gave them more outward-directed grievance towards Japan and the US. China never gave a shit about Taiwan until it became an instrument of US meddling.

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  16. @Diogenes
    It may seem counterintuitive but the American Imperium which is less than 300 years old. Yet it appears to have peaked and is on the decline. Over time, the eclipse of empires have become shorter and shorter. In Carrol Quigley's 7 stages of civilizational evolution the American imperium appears to be past it's "Golden Age" and declining relative to peripheral competing civilizations. The "masters of the universe" are worried and must be seriously contemplating how they can reverse an inevitable and undesirable decline. Eight years under the relatively peaceful Obama administration has resulted in the weakening of the imperium. All the signs point to resurgent militarism under a Hillary administration as the empire seeks to maintain it's hegemony against China, Russia and Iran. America has no other way to preserve it's current dominance except by military means, which means war is coming. You would think the world is a big enough place to share with other powers through peaceful cooperation and coexistence. Such a notion is foreign to the imperial mind with it's winner take all mentality.

    300 years seems a little generous timeframe for American Imperium. Definitely since the end of WWI, maybe back to the Philippine War. IMHO the technological and organizational imbalances that allowed the modern-era empires to develop – Europe vs the Americas, Africa, and Asia, the industrial revolution in Britain and the US, Euro-Atlantic centered financial systems, etc. – have become increasingly unsustainable. The downfall of the British Imperium was inevitable once the US and Germany were on the scene with industrial output that surpassed their own. WWI only shifted the trigger of their downfall from military to financial. Now it’s our turn to face the financial trigger.

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  17. Or wells vision of Britain +North America versus the rest of the world is starting to look realistic. France is dead, Germany will become the new istanbull.
    These are interesting times. will there be a wall along the border demarcating north america? Not if hillary wins. Will Russia actually ally itself with china? I don’t think they would of trump wins. I could see a nothern alliance of russia, usa+uk, and a few norsemen.

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  18. @Gene Su
    On a related but separate topic, I would like to know what will happen when the "Racial Industrial Complex" comes crashing down.

    You see, we can afford to let our overseas empire fall to bits with little consequences to us. The painful price will be paid by our "allies" such as Israel, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and especially "Islamicized" Europe. If Russia and China were to take over Eurasia tomorrow, it would be of no concern to us.

    On the other hand, America is home to a massive black underclass. This is a domestic problem. We cannot just eject them. If welfare suddenly dried up and the media could no longer hide the truth about inter-racial violence, I can imagine a grave reckoning for the country.

    Maybe Chicago or the lousiana delta would revert to Port-au-Prince status, but the grave reckoning is a little extreme. We could treat their areas like Indian reservations?

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    • Replies: @Talha
    Escape from LA (the state)! Where's Snake when you need him?

    Peace.
    , @John Jeremiah Smith

    Maybe Chicago or the lousiana delta would revert to Port-au-Prince status, but the grave reckoning is a little extreme. We could treat their areas like Indian reservations?
     
    Excellent concept. "Reservations" for Negros and Mexicans.

    Treaties and stuff, and big picnic blankets laid out with Saturday Night Specials, spicy chicken wings, and Colt 45. Maybe a boombox or two as "durable goods". A few Congress-things could play as representatives of the Great White Father in Washington. One thing, though: No demands that they return any half-white children or mudshark mommies.
  19. @Diogenes
    It may seem counterintuitive but the American Imperium which is less than 300 years old. Yet it appears to have peaked and is on the decline. Over time, the eclipse of empires have become shorter and shorter. In Carrol Quigley's 7 stages of civilizational evolution the American imperium appears to be past it's "Golden Age" and declining relative to peripheral competing civilizations. The "masters of the universe" are worried and must be seriously contemplating how they can reverse an inevitable and undesirable decline. Eight years under the relatively peaceful Obama administration has resulted in the weakening of the imperium. All the signs point to resurgent militarism under a Hillary administration as the empire seeks to maintain it's hegemony against China, Russia and Iran. America has no other way to preserve it's current dominance except by military means, which means war is coming. You would think the world is a big enough place to share with other powers through peaceful cooperation and coexistence. Such a notion is foreign to the imperial mind with it's winner take all mentality.

    That’s asinine. There is no war anymore. Even proxy wars in the third world aren’t viable. The third world has educated upperclasses, and even their populace gets Google and internet. Some of them even have nuclear weapons. There is no such thing as war anymore.

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    There is no war anymore. Even proxy wars in the third world aren’t viable.
     
    Don't be silly. There is war, and war is always "viable" for someone.
    , @Vendetta
    "There isn't no such thing as war anymore."


    LOL.
  20. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Great article by Fred, but I am afraid he misses the biggest story here.

    Even though the US and Russia have every incentive to not go to war, the Jews that run this country don’t really care. In fact, if the US misbehaves and does not do the Jews bidding, you can expect to see the Jews push the US and Russia to destroy eachother.

    That way Isreal gets a free hand in the middle east, and any hostility directed to the Jews in the US or Russia will also be seen as beneficial since the Jews will flee to Isreal booting the population there.

    The thing I fear the most is a false flag. A flash flag big enough to make average Americans want to go to war.

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    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
    You can almost count on it.
    , @Hanoi Paris Hilton
    Right on, Bro. Have you checked out the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion yet? Way cool!!!
    , @jacques sheete

    The thing I fear the most is a false flag. A flash flag big enough to make average Americans want to go to war.
     
    What are yi? A kunspiresee theerist er sumpin? ;)
  21. Fred is on a roll. The depressing nature of his spot on observations about the decline of the country echo statements Twain and Mencken made so long ago. Our Betters in NY, DC, LA, Tel Aviv, and Boston have been hellbent on destroying the country for decades. Most of the citizenry have let them get away with and we are pretty much at the point of no return, especially if Hillary gets elected.

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    • Replies: @Rehmat
    No matter which of the BITCH OF ZIONISM wins - there will be more suicidal wars in the Middle East like Afghanistan and Iraq to safeguard West's Golden Calf.....

    On November 1, 2016, Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati, former Iranian foreign minister (1981-1997), and currently a senior adviser to country’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei has warned the Muslims and Christians about the plot hatched by the United States and its regional puppet regimes to further divide the Middle East countries in order to safeguard the Zionist entity.

    “The Americans and some of their regional allies are trying to sow discord and break up the region and want to partition and weaken big, strong and ancient countries in the region in order to ensure Israel’s security and meet their own excessive demands,” Velayati told Mala Bakhtiar, chief of Executive Body of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), in Tehran....

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/11/02/iran-us-wants-partition-of-mideast-to-protect-israel/
  22. @anonymous
    Oh, they had a Navy, a nice, new, expensive one (at least by the 1890s, and I think earlier). They also had a very pretty army. The problem is that their fancy Navy was manned by corrupt incompetents, so when they had to face a real enemy (like Japan in 1894) the fight went a lot like the Gulf War a century later. Of course that doesn't work for the time of the Opium Wars, but China had not really had, at that point, enough contact with the West to know what they were dealing with. Though, yes, it didn't help with the isolation that they acted like they were the only sovereign nation on Earth and required foreign ambassadors to kowtow or not be received at all.

    The problem is that their fancy Navy was manned by corrupt incompetents

    History shows that conscript armies aren’t a problem. Mercenary armies are the problem. Nothing teaches a populace patriotism and national pride like universal conscription.

    (The Americans are so laughably inept at war that it’s actually funny.)

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    History shows that conscript armies aren’t a problem. Mercenary armies are the problem. Nothing teaches a populace patriotism and national pride like universal conscription.
     
    Only in a defensive role. Conscripts don't work well for wars of aggression. For those, you need the benefits-focused military we have today. Soon, they'll be offered spoils and women. Rome aint got nothing on the modern US military.
    , @Ace
    ** Americans are so laughably inept at war **

    AC, blame American politicians for imposing stupid ROE or for not setting rational objectives for the military. Both wars against Iraq overwhelmed the Iraqi Army. (By our "laughably inept" military as you phrase it.) This was followed by "nation building." That apparently was a legitimate military task in your mind.

    Vietnam was a military victory but political sellout.

    You can look this stuff up.
    , @Ace
    My apologies, AC. You're actually correct, that “Americans are so laughably inept at war.” I’d amend that slightly and say that we’re laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy. Just how stupid and vicious (and inept) the American ruling class are just now is becoming quite clear as the situations in Libya and Syria develop.

    You didn't run down the military per se. If you did mean to run down the military itself as well then I still take issue with that.
  23. When your industries and jobs are $old out to foreign powers whose output then turns your country into a negative balance of trade, crippled debtor nation, all while your $ellout Ruling Class Invades The World in wars of choice that cost multi-trillions of dollars and simultaneously Imports millions of Third World parasites upon whom it lavishes unearned entitlements and whom the $ellout$ privilege socially and economically above you, you lose. You, the ordinary American, loses, not the Ruling Class Globali$t E$tabli$hment $ellout$. The Ruling Class $ellout$ simply move to greener pastures because they can afford to, while you are stuck in your Newly Third World dump.

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  24. If the BRICs countries can rid themselves of political corruption and keep their public banks fiscally sound, the private-central-bank cabal that owns HRC will find itself threatened and given the lessons of history with respect to that cabal, will find a way to start a war with at least one of those nations. Unless and until the USA and Europe rid themselves of the parasitic bank cabal and install governments that emit their own currency rather than rely upon debt creation for currency, thus enslaving their nation to a parasitic and pathologically resentful cabal, the nations of the West are doomed to decay further and further.

    I live well beyond the radiation footprint, but I can’t say that I find the hijacking of America (Fred has that right) particularly funny. In fact, I don’t find it funny at all.

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  25. @Anonymous
    Great article by Fred, but I am afraid he misses the biggest story here.

    Even though the US and Russia have every incentive to not go to war, the Jews that run this country don't really care. In fact, if the US misbehaves and does not do the Jews bidding, you can expect to see the Jews push the US and Russia to destroy eachother.

    That way Isreal gets a free hand in the middle east, and any hostility directed to the Jews in the US or Russia will also be seen as beneficial since the Jews will flee to Isreal booting the population there.

    The thing I fear the most is a false flag. A flash flag big enough to make average Americans want to go to war.

    You can almost count on it.

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  26. @Truth
    Dude, do you have a one-track mind? This is about geopolitics, you could have accessed 256 of Fred's other articles if you wanted to talk about knee-growzzz.

    Knee-growzzz!!! That is awesome! LOL!!! Buckwheat must be stopped – he may launch weather-control satellites!

    Peace.

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    Funny, isn’t it? The two countries, Germany and Japan, who allegedly started and then lost WW2 have, today, thriving economies whose products are valuable for their well-thought out design and superior construction and are therefore net exporters.

    Meanwhile, the purported winners of that war produce second rate stuff that can’t hold its own in the world’s markets while internally fighting a losing battle to Jewish financial interests who are hell bent upon strip mining–under the guise of the corporation’s obligation to maximize return to stockholders–wealth that derives from manufacturing expertise.

    Kinda makes one think that WW2 may have been an attempt to preempt or stave off the inevitable triumph of the inherently superior races. Or, if the Germans and Japanese are not gifted with innately superior diligence and intelligence, then their system of social organization is more capable and less wasteful.

    The decline of the American Empire is inevitable and much to be wished for. When the USA minded its own business, its citizens thrived. The same can be said for Germany and Japan. When they sought to become Empires, ruin followed. When they tend to their own affairs, they reap abundance.

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    Yes, they are doing well, but they suffered the brutality of all out war, their cities destroyed, civilians butchered in bombings, their females brutality raped by invading troops. They paid a high price to have the decent economy they could easily have had before the war with peaceful trade.
    , @Sam J.
    "...the purported winners of that war produce second rate stuff that can’t hold its own in the world’s markets..."

    I don't think this is true at all. Americans made a large variety of extremely high quality products that are impossible to sell in Asia because of Mercantilism. They are burdened with tariffs and other bureaucratic anti-American trade constraints.
  28. @Rich
    The clueless men and women, who, because of their relatives or their sexual partners, now run the US are a scary lot. Most of them went to prep schools of some kind where they were forbidden to fight, and never raised a fist in anger. They could get away with all the lies and sarcasm they wanted to, no one would ever punch them in the nose to teach them not to be a wiseass. They graduated from school and were gifted well paying jobs where they couldn't fail, and when the time was right, were moved into government. Now they think they can bully China and Russia, and the rest of the world with empty threats. These special snowflakes will be our ruin.

    “Never trust anyone who hasn’t been punched in the face.”

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  29. @Kyle
    Maybe Chicago or the lousiana delta would revert to Port-au-Prince status, but the grave reckoning is a little extreme. We could treat their areas like Indian reservations?

    Escape from LA (the state)! Where’s Snake when you need him?

    Peace.

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  30. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Kyle
    Maybe Chicago or the lousiana delta would revert to Port-au-Prince status, but the grave reckoning is a little extreme. We could treat their areas like Indian reservations?

    Maybe Chicago or the lousiana delta would revert to Port-au-Prince status, but the grave reckoning is a little extreme. We could treat their areas like Indian reservations?

    Excellent concept. “Reservations” for Negros and Mexicans.

    Treaties and stuff, and big picnic blankets laid out with Saturday Night Specials, spicy chicken wings, and Colt 45. Maybe a boombox or two as “durable goods”. A few Congress-things could play as representatives of the Great White Father in Washington. One thing, though: No demands that they return any half-white children or mudshark mommies.

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    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    Anyone who thinks that Mexicans in the USA can be placed on reservations without a full scale war, is mistaken. Even with a full scale war, the Mexicans will soon have the numbers to win in more than a third of the former USA, including most of California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and even kansas and Nebraska and Chicago.

    Non-Mexicans who don't leave CA and southern TX by will find themselves dead, imprisoned, subjugated as menial servants to Mexicans, or eking out a living in perpetual hiding.
    , @RadicalCenter
    Just one caveat, Sir. If you exclude half-white, half-Asian Americans from your movement or your State / country, you will lose a rapidly growing group that tends to have above-average intelligence and high degree of assimilation and loyalty to America (like our children).

    By contrast, excluding or deporting part-African people, and the white trash who breed with Africans, now that is a fine idea.
  31. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anonymous coward

    The problem is that their fancy Navy was manned by corrupt incompetents
     
    History shows that conscript armies aren't a problem. Mercenary armies are the problem. Nothing teaches a populace patriotism and national pride like universal conscription.

    (The Americans are so laughably inept at war that it's actually funny.)

    History shows that conscript armies aren’t a problem. Mercenary armies are the problem. Nothing teaches a populace patriotism and national pride like universal conscription.

    Only in a defensive role. Conscripts don’t work well for wars of aggression. For those, you need the benefits-focused military we have today. Soon, they’ll be offered spoils and women. Rome aint got nothing on the modern US military.

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  32. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Kyle
    That's asinine. There is no war anymore. Even proxy wars in the third world aren't viable. The third world has educated upperclasses, and even their populace gets Google and internet. Some of them even have nuclear weapons. There is no such thing as war anymore.

    There is no war anymore. Even proxy wars in the third world aren’t viable.

    Don’t be silly. There is war, and war is always “viable” for someone.

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  33. Afghanistan…not a factor

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    It retains its 'graveyard of empires' moniker for the next while.
  34. @John Jeremiah Smith

    Maybe Chicago or the lousiana delta would revert to Port-au-Prince status, but the grave reckoning is a little extreme. We could treat their areas like Indian reservations?
     
    Excellent concept. "Reservations" for Negros and Mexicans.

    Treaties and stuff, and big picnic blankets laid out with Saturday Night Specials, spicy chicken wings, and Colt 45. Maybe a boombox or two as "durable goods". A few Congress-things could play as representatives of the Great White Father in Washington. One thing, though: No demands that they return any half-white children or mudshark mommies.

    Anyone who thinks that Mexicans in the USA can be placed on reservations without a full scale war, is mistaken. Even with a full scale war, the Mexicans will soon have the numbers to win in more than a third of the former USA, including most of California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and even kansas and Nebraska and Chicago.

    Non-Mexicans who don’t leave CA and southern TX by will find themselves dead, imprisoned, subjugated as menial servants to Mexicans, or eking out a living in perpetual hiding.

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    Anyone who thinks that Mexicans in the USA can be placed on reservations without a full scale war, is mistaken.
     
    Oh, come on now. It was a jape. You knew that.

    Immediate, aggressive measures to enforce the law must be taken to deal with the Mexican invasion. I don't want to be one of first dozen-or-so examples that the gubmint makes of people who shoot, or merely threaten to shoot Mexicans.
    , @John Jeremiah Smith

    Non-Mexicans who don’t leave CA and southern TX by will find themselves dead, imprisoned, subjugated as menial servants to Mexicans, or eking out a living in perpetual hiding.
     
    While I feel some sympathy for the white people who will die in CA, TX, AZ, and NM, a wave of organized and obviously deliberate mex-on-white violence might be what the nation needs to precipitate revolution. Shucks, considering how much negros hate mexies, it might even knock down the "raycizm" BS a little.
  35. @John Jeremiah Smith

    Maybe Chicago or the lousiana delta would revert to Port-au-Prince status, but the grave reckoning is a little extreme. We could treat their areas like Indian reservations?
     
    Excellent concept. "Reservations" for Negros and Mexicans.

    Treaties and stuff, and big picnic blankets laid out with Saturday Night Specials, spicy chicken wings, and Colt 45. Maybe a boombox or two as "durable goods". A few Congress-things could play as representatives of the Great White Father in Washington. One thing, though: No demands that they return any half-white children or mudshark mommies.

    Just one caveat, Sir. If you exclude half-white, half-Asian Americans from your movement or your State / country, you will lose a rapidly growing group that tends to have above-average intelligence and high degree of assimilation and loyalty to America (like our children).

    By contrast, excluding or deporting part-African people, and the white trash who breed with Africans, now that is a fine idea.

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    Just one caveat, Sir. If you exclude half-white, half-Asian Americans from your movement or your State / country, you will lose a rapidly growing group that tends to have above-average intelligence and high degree of assimilation and loyalty to America (like our children).
     
    How dare you not be categorically racist? ;-)

    Yes, I know, and good point. Oddly enough, I was talking with a couple of the nation's youth about that, just last night. One of the indicators of generalized stupidity on the part of the HBD crowd is that they crow about the desirability of evolutionary superiority, but reject interbreeding with Asians. How silly can one be? It isn't a huge IQ gap, but it would certainly act to increase SAT Math scores.

    Besides, the groups originally designated Oriental are some pretty decent people. Family oriented, similar affinal and "cousin" relationships defined as the European groups, industrious, pragmatic. Personally, I'm not so keen on Indians and Pakistanis, who all seem to have a mean streak a mile wide.
  36. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    The US has been steadily expanding it’s holdings right from it’s very beginning. It’s reached peak expansion and has run into harder and harder barriers in time, Korea and Vietnam being two places the US was fought off. Right now the US is in danger of a rollback as countries such as Russia, China and Iran gain strength and the ability to resist US military power. It’s no longer like the old days where we have the Maxim gun and the natives don’t. All countries now have an educated upper strata and can’t be easily fooled or bullied. Even the Taliban have savvy people directing it even if their average soldier is illiterate. The days of expansion may be over and now it’s a matter of contraction. Whether the US planners realize this and plan for a rational way of downsizing or if it’s decided to fight militarily remains to be seen although the latter seems more likely. There’s nothing like a lost, expensive war fiasco to create domestic blowback. The US might just implode. Mr Reed acknowledges that two hundred million caucasians are the backbone of the US. That leaves about another hundred thirty million who are more or less dead weight. Wait for the polyglot circus that is the current US to fall upon itself.

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    I think we’ll get a better picture of things if we drop the personality-angle.

    We are wired to think in terms of personalities.

    So, we like to credit entire powers and events to some person.

    Same with God and gods. We like to explain phenomenon by saying this deity–cosmic personality–done it.
    God in Old Testament began as a super-human-like Being. It even says mankind was based on His Image. But later, He becomes more abstract and distant.
    The advantage of Christianity was it put a human face on God once again.

    The auteur theory in movies caught on with many cineastes because it is convenient and heroic to attribute the success of a film on a single personality.

    And in wars, we give the credit for victory on a few generals when it’s the soldiers and industries that made the victory possible.

    Now, there are times when the personality and the power are aligned. Hitler really was #1 power in Germany. Napoleon really did have supreme power in France. Mao really did rule China until his death. Stalin really did have an iron grip over USSR.

    And in the past, American presidents were more reflective of the nation as a whole. FDR did represent American Power.

    But with the rise of Jewish Power(that still hides its power), we have a strange situation. We still have gentile ‘leaders’ and ‘commanders’, but they are taking orders from their globalist masters. So, we get a less clear picture of Power in America when we focus on big personalities. It makes more sense to ask ‘who are pulling the strings?’

    Hillary’s foreign policy isn’t based on what she really wants. She just wants to be president, and she will do whatever to win over the big donors and media moguls. And that means shaping foreign policy to appease them.

    When Jews didn’t have supreme power in the US, it was enough for US presidents to favor Israel. That was appeasement enough.
    But that is no longer enough. Jews no longer think in terms of ‘Make Israel safe’ but ‘Make the world put out to Jewish globo-Empire with homo agenda as proxy’.

    Bush I was maybe the last one with some degree of independence from Jewish Lobby. But historians say the Jews went after him for that. So, the lesson was learned from Clinton on. Bush I, Obama, and Hillary are totally ‘give Jews everything they want’. Trump deviated from this, and the media and big money are out to kick his butt.

    Even Bill Clinton got burned eventually cuz he tried to do the peace deal, and it made lots of Jews angry, and that made Bush II sneak in. And Bush II and Cheney tried to win over Jews with Wars for Israel, but that blew up in their faces cuz it went so badly.

    Hillary is really an empty-pantsuit on ideology. She has a real ego, one as big as her arse, but she will do and say just about anything to get the power.

    Nixon was sort of like that too… but according to Oliver Stone’s movie, there was buried deep within him a kind of vision and ideal, however corrupted they may have been. He was raised with Quaker values and had to fight to get to the top.
    Hillary was raised on the nihilism of Ayn Rand and then took up nihilism of counter-culture. She is filled with contempt. Still, she is just a puppet.

    But maybe she isn’t all that evil. Deep down inside, maybe she does want to do some good. I dunno.
    One thing for sure, she’s no dummy, and she surely knows that she had to blow many globo-masters to get to where she wants to go. It’s like Hollywood starlets had to swallow a lot of cum of moguls.
    I think, deep down inside, she is filled with resentment for Jews. After all, 2008 was supposed to be her year, but Jews all went with Obama and threw off her rightful place by 8 yrs when she is weaker and not quite right in the head.
    I wonder if she pushed wars in Middle East to undermine Obama’s presidency… and maybe Obama didn’t go all the way in Syria cuz he sensed he was being pulled into a trap. Deep down inside, Hillary must hate Obama and the Jews. But she has to pretend to like him to get the black vote. She has to pretend to be share the anger of Jews(esp against Russia) to win big bucks and media favoritism. But if we had a brain scan gun and could probe her mind, I’ll bet she is seething with fury over the Power she has to serve to get to where she wants to go. It’s like what Angela Lansbury says in THE MANCHU CANDIDATE:

    So paradoxically, Hillary’s vileness and nastiness are her best virtues. It means the stuff she’s spouting about Russia and etc may only be her devious means to fool her globo-masters. She might turn on them.
    I would really fear Hillary if she is earnest and actually meant the crazy stuff she is saying about ‘new cold war’. Something tells me she is just playing to her masters… until she becomes master over them.

    At any rate, there is a power greater than that of the presidency, and it has ethnic coloring in the US. And it is problematic because Jews who have most power don’t feel a cultural, spiritual, and national connect with the gentiles. Not with whites but not with people of color either.

    The current Jewish Problem isn’t much different from the German Problem in the 30s. Many good Germans knew Hitler was nutty. But they also knew Hitler was doing some good things and Germany got a raw deal after WWI. They also thought Hitler, for all his wickedness, was preferable to the threat of Soviet Union and devious Anglos always up to no good on the European continent. So, they held their nose and went with Hitler. There was also the matter of patriotism. Being German, they were bred to think in terms of ‘my country right or wrong’. Germans overcame this mindset after WWII.

    Now, Jews are faced with same problem. There are many good Jews or Goos who know that Jewish Power is getting ever nuttier, zanier, and more dangerous. It has Netanyahu acting like thug, Adelson talking of nuking nations, wild hysteria about new hitlers all around the world, economic looting of Russia, even working with Jihadis in Syria and neo-Nazis in Ukraine. There are good Jews or goos like Stephen Cohen who calls out on the nujob War on Russia. These good Jews or goos want to restrain the crazy Jews or the croos.
    But just like good Germans who either sat on the fence or threw their lot with Hitler, many goos are doing the same. Even though they know Jewish Power is getting whacky and supremacist, either out of paranoia(if goyim find out, they will come after us with pitchforks) or pride(wow, we sure got a lot of power), they are going along with the agenda of the croos.

    This means a dangerous world.. like events that led to WWII.

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    I consider that a very good assessment, Priss (it's hard to know how to address you, Anon just won't do. Unz Shapeshifter perhaps?

    Your posts often makes me reassess my own thinking whilst often I can't help but agree. You also manage to make me laugh out loud too and I'm a tough crowd. Cheers.
  38. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @RadicalCenter
    Anyone who thinks that Mexicans in the USA can be placed on reservations without a full scale war, is mistaken. Even with a full scale war, the Mexicans will soon have the numbers to win in more than a third of the former USA, including most of California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and even kansas and Nebraska and Chicago.

    Non-Mexicans who don't leave CA and southern TX by will find themselves dead, imprisoned, subjugated as menial servants to Mexicans, or eking out a living in perpetual hiding.

    Anyone who thinks that Mexicans in the USA can be placed on reservations without a full scale war, is mistaken.

    Oh, come on now. It was a jape. You knew that.

    Immediate, aggressive measures to enforce the law must be taken to deal with the Mexican invasion. I don’t want to be one of first dozen-or-so examples that the gubmint makes of people who shoot, or merely threaten to shoot Mexicans.

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  39. @Kyle
    That's asinine. There is no war anymore. Even proxy wars in the third world aren't viable. The third world has educated upperclasses, and even their populace gets Google and internet. Some of them even have nuclear weapons. There is no such thing as war anymore.

    “There isn’t no such thing as war anymore.”

    LOL.

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  40. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @RadicalCenter
    Just one caveat, Sir. If you exclude half-white, half-Asian Americans from your movement or your State / country, you will lose a rapidly growing group that tends to have above-average intelligence and high degree of assimilation and loyalty to America (like our children).

    By contrast, excluding or deporting part-African people, and the white trash who breed with Africans, now that is a fine idea.

    Just one caveat, Sir. If you exclude half-white, half-Asian Americans from your movement or your State / country, you will lose a rapidly growing group that tends to have above-average intelligence and high degree of assimilation and loyalty to America (like our children).

    How dare you not be categorically racist? ;-)

    Yes, I know, and good point. Oddly enough, I was talking with a couple of the nation’s youth about that, just last night. One of the indicators of generalized stupidity on the part of the HBD crowd is that they crow about the desirability of evolutionary superiority, but reject interbreeding with Asians. How silly can one be? It isn’t a huge IQ gap, but it would certainly act to increase SAT Math scores.

    Besides, the groups originally designated Oriental are some pretty decent people. Family oriented, similar affinal and “cousin” relationships defined as the European groups, industrious, pragmatic. Personally, I’m not so keen on Indians and Pakistanis, who all seem to have a mean streak a mile wide.

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  41. @Anon
    "Which, methinks, raises the likelihood that Washington will in desperation do something phenomenally stupid. At this writing Hillary’s camp seems to be prepping the public for war with Russia."

    I don't think so. An actual war will make European masses turn against the US.
    But if US cries 'wolf' about Russia, that will work.. at least for awhile.
    Crying wolf eventually gets old.

    US also cries wolf about China as many smaller nations are intimidated by rising Chinese nationalism that sometimes acts belligerent and chauvinistic. China is dangerous because, like Germany in early 20th century, it is a great power with a victim or no-respect complex. China is like Jews in this sense. Both peoples are very powerful, but Jews are stuck in Holocaust mentality and Chinese are stuck in Nanking Massacre mentality(and Opium Wars mentality). Times have changed.
    Russia is more sensible because even as it commemorates the Great Patriotic War and all the Russian suffering, it doesn't deny its great power status. (Maybe Russians are less into victim pathology because they have the pride of victory in WWII and ruled over others in the Soviet Empire for a time. In contrast, Chinese and Jews gained power gradually without spectacular show of power.)

    Anyway, I don't think Hillary really wants military war with Russia. She wants alarmism to keep the EU on the side of the US. And I wonder if Hillary has personal animus against Russia. Maybe she doesn't. After all, she isn't Jewish. But she depends on Jewish money and media and has to play to her donors.
    But she is a two-faced devious person like Nixon. Nixon turned on his donors, and Hillary might turn on hers. She is essentially an egotist like Lansbury in the Manchurian Candidate. She just wants to be president and will say/do anything to win the backing. She is a nasty woman, but she's been around politics for a long time, and she's seen everything. She is corrupt but because she is so much part of the system.
    But her nastiness might turn out to be a virtue as president. Her promises to the American public means nothing... but it could also mean that her promises to the donor base means nothing. She could be lying to both the people and oligarchs. As president, she might do things her way. Does she really personally want war with Russia? My hunch is no.

    As for the American Empire, there is an easy way to unravel it. It is by going to the World(that is as yet uncontaminated by decadent Hollywood trash culture) and telling them that the homo agenda is the proxy of US imperialism.

    US imperialism is insidious and effective because it hides behind PC. Because PC is all about 'people of color vs white privilege', many people around the world are fooled that PC stuff like homo agenda is all about power for the underdogs.
    While PC is bad for working class white Americans, it is actually good for white/Jewish globalist elites because they get to define what it is... and of late, it's mostly about homos and trannies since homos and trannies in every nation are such willing collaborators of wall street and hollywood.

    As US culture is so decadent and decrepit, its only 'compelling' issue is 'let men use women's washroom'. If opponents of US imperialism tie homo agenda with US imperialism, the empire will really start to break apart.

    The idea of US gift to the world being 'Caitlyn Jenner' is too ridiculous.

    “As president, she might do things her way.” Is there still a “her” there?

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  42. ** America has badly misguessed the outcomes of every war since Korea. **

    Minor point, Mr. Reed: The U.S. military had achieved a victory on the ground. See Snepp’s Decent Interval. The defeat was a political defeat thanks to the Democrat traitors in the U.S. Congress.

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  43. @Anon
    I think we'll get a better picture of things if we drop the personality-angle.

    We are wired to think in terms of personalities.

    So, we like to credit entire powers and events to some person.

    Same with God and gods. We like to explain phenomenon by saying this deity--cosmic personality--done it.
    God in Old Testament began as a super-human-like Being. It even says mankind was based on His Image. But later, He becomes more abstract and distant.
    The advantage of Christianity was it put a human face on God once again.

    The auteur theory in movies caught on with many cineastes because it is convenient and heroic to attribute the success of a film on a single personality.

    And in wars, we give the credit for victory on a few generals when it's the soldiers and industries that made the victory possible.

    Now, there are times when the personality and the power are aligned. Hitler really was #1 power in Germany. Napoleon really did have supreme power in France. Mao really did rule China until his death. Stalin really did have an iron grip over USSR.

    And in the past, American presidents were more reflective of the nation as a whole. FDR did represent American Power.

    But with the rise of Jewish Power(that still hides its power), we have a strange situation. We still have gentile 'leaders' and 'commanders', but they are taking orders from their globalist masters. So, we get a less clear picture of Power in America when we focus on big personalities. It makes more sense to ask 'who are pulling the strings?'

    Hillary's foreign policy isn't based on what she really wants. She just wants to be president, and she will do whatever to win over the big donors and media moguls. And that means shaping foreign policy to appease them.

    When Jews didn't have supreme power in the US, it was enough for US presidents to favor Israel. That was appeasement enough.
    But that is no longer enough. Jews no longer think in terms of 'Make Israel safe' but 'Make the world put out to Jewish globo-Empire with homo agenda as proxy'.

    Bush I was maybe the last one with some degree of independence from Jewish Lobby. But historians say the Jews went after him for that. So, the lesson was learned from Clinton on. Bush I, Obama, and Hillary are totally 'give Jews everything they want'. Trump deviated from this, and the media and big money are out to kick his butt.

    Even Bill Clinton got burned eventually cuz he tried to do the peace deal, and it made lots of Jews angry, and that made Bush II sneak in. And Bush II and Cheney tried to win over Jews with Wars for Israel, but that blew up in their faces cuz it went so badly.

    Hillary is really an empty-pantsuit on ideology. She has a real ego, one as big as her arse, but she will do and say just about anything to get the power.

    Nixon was sort of like that too... but according to Oliver Stone's movie, there was buried deep within him a kind of vision and ideal, however corrupted they may have been. He was raised with Quaker values and had to fight to get to the top.
    Hillary was raised on the nihilism of Ayn Rand and then took up nihilism of counter-culture. She is filled with contempt. Still, she is just a puppet.

    But maybe she isn't all that evil. Deep down inside, maybe she does want to do some good. I dunno.
    One thing for sure, she's no dummy, and she surely knows that she had to blow many globo-masters to get to where she wants to go. It's like Hollywood starlets had to swallow a lot of cum of moguls.
    I think, deep down inside, she is filled with resentment for Jews. After all, 2008 was supposed to be her year, but Jews all went with Obama and threw off her rightful place by 8 yrs when she is weaker and not quite right in the head.
    I wonder if she pushed wars in Middle East to undermine Obama's presidency... and maybe Obama didn't go all the way in Syria cuz he sensed he was being pulled into a trap. Deep down inside, Hillary must hate Obama and the Jews. But she has to pretend to like him to get the black vote. She has to pretend to be share the anger of Jews(esp against Russia) to win big bucks and media favoritism. But if we had a brain scan gun and could probe her mind, I'll bet she is seething with fury over the Power she has to serve to get to where she wants to go. It's like what Angela Lansbury says in THE MANCHU CANDIDATE:

    https://youtu.be/LCjBOZ4r9Ck?t=2m41s

    So paradoxically, Hillary's vileness and nastiness are her best virtues. It means the stuff she's spouting about Russia and etc may only be her devious means to fool her globo-masters. She might turn on them.
    I would really fear Hillary if she is earnest and actually meant the crazy stuff she is saying about 'new cold war'. Something tells me she is just playing to her masters... until she becomes master over them.

    At any rate, there is a power greater than that of the presidency, and it has ethnic coloring in the US. And it is problematic because Jews who have most power don't feel a cultural, spiritual, and national connect with the gentiles. Not with whites but not with people of color either.

    The current Jewish Problem isn't much different from the German Problem in the 30s. Many good Germans knew Hitler was nutty. But they also knew Hitler was doing some good things and Germany got a raw deal after WWI. They also thought Hitler, for all his wickedness, was preferable to the threat of Soviet Union and devious Anglos always up to no good on the European continent. So, they held their nose and went with Hitler. There was also the matter of patriotism. Being German, they were bred to think in terms of 'my country right or wrong'. Germans overcame this mindset after WWII.

    Now, Jews are faced with same problem. There are many good Jews or Goos who know that Jewish Power is getting ever nuttier, zanier, and more dangerous. It has Netanyahu acting like thug, Adelson talking of nuking nations, wild hysteria about new hitlers all around the world, economic looting of Russia, even working with Jihadis in Syria and neo-Nazis in Ukraine. There are good Jews or goos like Stephen Cohen who calls out on the nujob War on Russia. These good Jews or goos want to restrain the crazy Jews or the croos.
    But just like good Germans who either sat on the fence or threw their lot with Hitler, many goos are doing the same. Even though they know Jewish Power is getting whacky and supremacist, either out of paranoia(if goyim find out, they will come after us with pitchforks) or pride(wow, we sure got a lot of power), they are going along with the agenda of the croos.

    This means a dangerous world.. like events that led to WWII.

    I consider that a very good assessment, Priss (it’s hard to know how to address you, Anon just won’t do. Unz Shapeshifter perhaps?

    Your posts often makes me reassess my own thinking whilst often I can’t help but agree. You also manage to make me laugh out loud too and I’m a tough crowd. Cheers.

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    Priss it is!
    , @Anon
    "I consider that a very good assessment, Priss (it’s hard to know how to address you, Anon just won’t do."

    ??? Who dat?

    I never heard of no Priss.

    https://youtu.be/3FeMvQR-0VA?t=46s
  44. @NoseytheDuke
    I consider that a very good assessment, Priss (it's hard to know how to address you, Anon just won't do. Unz Shapeshifter perhaps?

    Your posts often makes me reassess my own thinking whilst often I can't help but agree. You also manage to make me laugh out loud too and I'm a tough crowd. Cheers.

    Priss it is!

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    The larger picture, assuredly obvious to New York, is truly grim–for New York, not for Americans. China has a huge population of a billion Han Chinese, versus two hundred million Caucasian Americans–these being the scientific, technological and entrepreneurial brains of the Empire. One must not notice this, but you can bet that New York and Beijing do. Economically China is growing hugely, advancing technologically at a high rate, building rail lines that now extend from the Chinese Pacific coast to Madrid. It will increasingly dwarf the Empire no matter what happens–short of a world war.

    You mean that Jewish pundit who claimed “We own a country, we fucking own a country!” is gonna own nothing of particular value?

    Jokes and anti-White supremacism aside, now.

    If Whites weren’t in deep slumber and the little part of them not sleeping weren’t afraid of the majority and hostile to it, if those 200 million people had their engines on and were united, your billion ethnically supremacist Han would stand no chance against them.
    For genius and invention are White-only attributes, and 100 geniuses + 9.999.900 pumpkins are going to do much more than 1000 high-intelligence eggheads + 9.999.000 pumpkins.

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  46. Ironically, Hillary has framed Trump as the one most likely to bring about nuclear war, and most people other than hard-core Trump supporters seem to be buying it.

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  47. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @John Jeremiah Smith
    Unz, it is unfortunate that you cannot display some consistent measure of integrity. You delete my comments because I respond in kind to insults, but you do not delete the precipitating insulting comment. That is woefully dishonest. Some might apply the phrase "feet of clay".

    No matter. Good-bye.

    I guess a way in which you can see the function of an animated insult-throwing machine is that it “responds in kind to insults”: that’ll be true whenever some have insulted it.

    Unz’s announcements have said nothing about hysterics and paranoids, so he can censor them without sinning against consistency, and I hope he does.

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  48. @Anonymous
    Funny, isn't it? The two countries, Germany and Japan, who allegedly started and then lost WW2 have, today, thriving economies whose products are valuable for their well-thought out design and superior construction and are therefore net exporters.

    Meanwhile, the purported winners of that war produce second rate stuff that can't hold its own in the world's markets while internally fighting a losing battle to Jewish financial interests who are hell bent upon strip mining--under the guise of the corporation's obligation to maximize return to stockholders--wealth that derives from manufacturing expertise.

    Kinda makes one think that WW2 may have been an attempt to preempt or stave off the inevitable triumph of the inherently superior races. Or, if the Germans and Japanese are not gifted with innately superior diligence and intelligence, then their system of social organization is more capable and less wasteful.

    The decline of the American Empire is inevitable and much to be wished for. When the USA minded its own business, its citizens thrived. The same can be said for Germany and Japan. When they sought to become Empires, ruin followed. When they tend to their own affairs, they reap abundance.

    Yes, they are doing well, but they suffered the brutality of all out war, their cities destroyed, civilians butchered in bombings, their females brutality raped by invading troops. They paid a high price to have the decent economy they could easily have had before the war with peaceful trade.

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  49. @Truth
    Dude, do you have a one-track mind? This is about geopolitics, you could have accessed 256 of Fred's other articles if you wanted to talk about knee-growzzz.

    OK! I won’t digress any more.

    Look at Hillary Clinton’s facial expressions and mouth during the debate. Does anyone besides me get the impression that Hillary Clinton doesn’t really care what happens to our empire? She doesn’t care whether it falls apart, causes misery to innocents world-wide, breaks the US treasury, or slaughters our soldier citizenry. She’ll probably nuke Russia just to cover up her e-mail scandal. Remember, the Kremlin has all her deleted e-mails. It makes me think of Star Wars, Revenge of the Sith.

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  50. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Well done, Fred.

    To my surprise (and, yes, that shows my lack of IQ/awareness), the downward spiral of the U.S. has accelerated beyond my wildest nightmares. As few as 15 years ago, I would have said the U.S. was a reasonably coherent nation.

    A mere decade and a half later, that is obviously not true to folks around here. If the next 15 years brings similar change (not accelerated, which seems unlikely), a sizable minority will notice. Another 15 years and the majority will notice.

    What then?

    The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future. Yet, I begin to feel like even they remain unaware of the decline despite being surrounded by it. What happens when people understand that this isn't going to work?

    Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it will take longer. Maybe the siren song of bread and circus will keep people from getting off their couches.

    Regardless, the system will deteriorate, and it will be more and more difficult for people to deny.

    “The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future.”

    Can’t speak for the people in TX or CA but, I live in New Mexico and I beg to differ with your assessment. In fact, I have to laugh. Have you been in NM lately? Lol. Ahh….more laughing. Most people in NM are dumber than rocks and have little curiosity about anything that goes on outside of their barrio. And that holds true no matter their skin color, ethnicity, or income level. NM is the third-world state of the USA. There is lots of corruption in government and in the school system. The school system is firmly committed to creating whiny, overly-sensitive no-nothings through a prolonged government funded system of adult day care. I know. I teach in that system. Also, despite poor test scores in everything, retrograde ethnic elements are constantly militating for Spanish to be taught in school at the expense of English. If you think New Mexico is our future, well, you don’t have much of a future to look forward to, sorry to say. Maybe the people in the rural areas and small towns function, but I doubt it. I grew up in a small town in NM and getting out of there was one of the best decisions I ever made. The religious suffocation in rural and small town NM is never-ending and toxic. It definitely does not encourage thoughtful, rational, independent critical thinking. So, no, New Mexico does not seem to function and really, it would be sad if that model were our future.

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    Land of Entrapment is what a former Albuquerque resident, among others, called the state. Is there at least something positive around the national lab/science area?
    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    All true.

    I didn't make myself clear. What I meant was that whites in NM, CA and TX don't show any signs of rising up. Despite being surrounded by an encroaching 3rd world, they keep their heads down and go to work. Thus, those states continue to sort of function, just as Mexico and Brazil sort of function.

    My point is that everyone around here keeps thinking that things will get bad enough for whites to get off our couches and fight back. But NM, CA and TX suggest that we won't. I wish that weren't the case, but our future looks like those states.

    Of course, in 30 years, God knows what NM, CA and TX will be like. Perhaps not that different. I've NM doesn't have much an illegal immigration problem, because New Mexico looks a lot like old Mexico so why go there.
  51. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @NoseytheDuke
    I consider that a very good assessment, Priss (it's hard to know how to address you, Anon just won't do. Unz Shapeshifter perhaps?

    Your posts often makes me reassess my own thinking whilst often I can't help but agree. You also manage to make me laugh out loud too and I'm a tough crowd. Cheers.

    “I consider that a very good assessment, Priss (it’s hard to know how to address you, Anon just won’t do.”

    ??? Who dat?

    I never heard of no Priss.

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  52. @NMObserver
    "The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future."

    Can't speak for the people in TX or CA but, I live in New Mexico and I beg to differ with your assessment. In fact, I have to laugh. Have you been in NM lately? Lol. Ahh....more laughing. Most people in NM are dumber than rocks and have little curiosity about anything that goes on outside of their barrio. And that holds true no matter their skin color, ethnicity, or income level. NM is the third-world state of the USA. There is lots of corruption in government and in the school system. The school system is firmly committed to creating whiny, overly-sensitive no-nothings through a prolonged government funded system of adult day care. I know. I teach in that system. Also, despite poor test scores in everything, retrograde ethnic elements are constantly militating for Spanish to be taught in school at the expense of English. If you think New Mexico is our future, well, you don't have much of a future to look forward to, sorry to say. Maybe the people in the rural areas and small towns function, but I doubt it. I grew up in a small town in NM and getting out of there was one of the best decisions I ever made. The religious suffocation in rural and small town NM is never-ending and toxic. It definitely does not encourage thoughtful, rational, independent critical thinking. So, no, New Mexico does not seem to function and really, it would be sad if that model were our future.

    Land of Entrapment is what a former Albuquerque resident, among others, called the state. Is there at least something positive around the national lab/science area?

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  53. I strongly recommend you look up the article on china’s coming demographic winter.

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.

    The USA and west in general are being horribly mismanaged, but when it comes to economic contest with east asia, they will win by default due to demographics.

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    I don't know that the traditional American people are doing so well due to demographics. Mexico, Central and South America are expanding their populations into the US, but the US won't be the US anymore once this foreign people become the majority. If China allowed massive immigration to puff up its numbers, would they still remain China? Germany won't be Germany once it becomes half Muslim , half African.
    , @John Jeremiah Smith

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.
     
    Not really. There are huge pools of excess population in N. Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia who will work just fine for China.
    , @interesting
    it took until comment 58 for anyone to have a realistic comment on the China reality.

    not only is their population in serious decline but they keep papering over their unsustainable economy with even more debt. The China debt problem is going to be their undoing.

    many like to whine about the USA but China isn't in any where near as good of shape as most people think.

    They have created more debt this year than almost all countries combined.
    , @Philip Owen
    China, like Europe and the US before it, has a huge number of lower added value manufacturing jobs that can be exported to other places. The FTSE 100 in London went up after Brexit because the big British companies manufacture (and subsequently sell) so much overseas that their pound based earning rose. China has not just South East Asia but East and South Africa too. Their government won't be so keen about India. China faces an accelerated transition to a finance and service economy.
  54. @plasmacutter
    I strongly recommend you look up the article on china's coming demographic winter.

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.

    The USA and west in general are being horribly mismanaged, but when it comes to economic contest with east asia, they will win by default due to demographics.

    I don’t know that the traditional American people are doing so well due to demographics. Mexico, Central and South America are expanding their populations into the US, but the US won’t be the US anymore once this foreign people become the majority. If China allowed massive immigration to puff up its numbers, would they still remain China? Germany won’t be Germany once it becomes half Muslim , half African.

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  55. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @RadicalCenter
    Anyone who thinks that Mexicans in the USA can be placed on reservations without a full scale war, is mistaken. Even with a full scale war, the Mexicans will soon have the numbers to win in more than a third of the former USA, including most of California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and even kansas and Nebraska and Chicago.

    Non-Mexicans who don't leave CA and southern TX by will find themselves dead, imprisoned, subjugated as menial servants to Mexicans, or eking out a living in perpetual hiding.

    Non-Mexicans who don’t leave CA and southern TX by will find themselves dead, imprisoned, subjugated as menial servants to Mexicans, or eking out a living in perpetual hiding.

    While I feel some sympathy for the white people who will die in CA, TX, AZ, and NM, a wave of organized and obviously deliberate mex-on-white violence might be what the nation needs to precipitate revolution. Shucks, considering how much negros hate mexies, it might even knock down the “raycizm” BS a little.

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  56. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @plasmacutter
    I strongly recommend you look up the article on china's coming demographic winter.

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.

    The USA and west in general are being horribly mismanaged, but when it comes to economic contest with east asia, they will win by default due to demographics.

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.

    Not really. There are huge pools of excess population in N. Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia who will work just fine for China.

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    just for China.....and abandon their own self interests i assume?
    , @random observer
    Ironic if China had to take millions in from those countries- the Viets, Thai and Burmese at least all had ancestors pushed out of their homelands by the Han and forced to trek south to found new states among the somewhat more aboriginal peoples of SE Asia. I gather the Shan, at least, are still pissed. Maybe the incomers should all go north in the tens of millions and re-establish their homelands.
  57. European harem, omfg that is just fucking brilliant ahahahahah.

    Kudos Mr. reed. Major kudos.

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  58. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Well done, Fred.

    To my surprise (and, yes, that shows my lack of IQ/awareness), the downward spiral of the U.S. has accelerated beyond my wildest nightmares. As few as 15 years ago, I would have said the U.S. was a reasonably coherent nation.

    A mere decade and a half later, that is obviously not true to folks around here. If the next 15 years brings similar change (not accelerated, which seems unlikely), a sizable minority will notice. Another 15 years and the majority will notice.

    What then?

    The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future. Yet, I begin to feel like even they remain unaware of the decline despite being surrounded by it. What happens when people understand that this isn't going to work?

    Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it will take longer. Maybe the siren song of bread and circus will keep people from getting off their couches.

    Regardless, the system will deteriorate, and it will be more and more difficult for people to deny.

    The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future.

    They aren’t, they represent the welfare state which is slowly dying. Take California, a state whose revenues depend on a artificially inflated stock market and it’s people fed and kept happy via EBT cards and low energy prices. Half of it’s revenue goes to trying to educate millions of stupid Mexican and black kids who don’t want to learn and just don’t care. Should anything disrupt the stock market, CA goes bankrupt. If the EBT cards stop working the cities go poof and urban whites start dying by the thousands.

    Texas, due to the stupidity of it’s political and business classes will soon be Californicated as well thanks to importing millions of illegals and white liberals into their cities.

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    Good one. California is also being kept afloat by a few other sources of revenue. Silicon Valley earnings generate huge tax revenues, both corporate, and personal taxes that go up to 13% right off the top. The agricultural industry focuses on high revenue cash crops for export. The ports generate lots of business because the torrent of imported goods goes through them. It won't be as dramatic as a stock market crash, but those sources will also start to diminish.
    Silicon Valley has off-shored manufacturing and is in the process of slowly shifting engineering and management which will reduce opportunities to leach off revenue. Imports are inevitably going to drop at some point as the middle class loses its buying power. In the continuing drought farms are bleeding off the artesian water to keep themselves going and climate change will make it worse. Almost every productive, net tax payer I know is getting the hell out of the State as they retire, and many before that when they get an opportunity. We'll see how the State looks when it consists largely of tax eaters.
  59. @Anonymous
    Great article by Fred, but I am afraid he misses the biggest story here.

    Even though the US and Russia have every incentive to not go to war, the Jews that run this country don't really care. In fact, if the US misbehaves and does not do the Jews bidding, you can expect to see the Jews push the US and Russia to destroy eachother.

    That way Isreal gets a free hand in the middle east, and any hostility directed to the Jews in the US or Russia will also be seen as beneficial since the Jews will flee to Isreal booting the population there.

    The thing I fear the most is a false flag. A flash flag big enough to make average Americans want to go to war.

    Right on, Bro. Have you checked out the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion yet? Way cool!!!

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  60. @NMObserver
    "The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future."

    Can't speak for the people in TX or CA but, I live in New Mexico and I beg to differ with your assessment. In fact, I have to laugh. Have you been in NM lately? Lol. Ahh....more laughing. Most people in NM are dumber than rocks and have little curiosity about anything that goes on outside of their barrio. And that holds true no matter their skin color, ethnicity, or income level. NM is the third-world state of the USA. There is lots of corruption in government and in the school system. The school system is firmly committed to creating whiny, overly-sensitive no-nothings through a prolonged government funded system of adult day care. I know. I teach in that system. Also, despite poor test scores in everything, retrograde ethnic elements are constantly militating for Spanish to be taught in school at the expense of English. If you think New Mexico is our future, well, you don't have much of a future to look forward to, sorry to say. Maybe the people in the rural areas and small towns function, but I doubt it. I grew up in a small town in NM and getting out of there was one of the best decisions I ever made. The religious suffocation in rural and small town NM is never-ending and toxic. It definitely does not encourage thoughtful, rational, independent critical thinking. So, no, New Mexico does not seem to function and really, it would be sad if that model were our future.

    All true.

    I didn’t make myself clear. What I meant was that whites in NM, CA and TX don’t show any signs of rising up. Despite being surrounded by an encroaching 3rd world, they keep their heads down and go to work. Thus, those states continue to sort of function, just as Mexico and Brazil sort of function.

    My point is that everyone around here keeps thinking that things will get bad enough for whites to get off our couches and fight back. But NM, CA and TX suggest that we won’t. I wish that weren’t the case, but our future looks like those states.

    Of course, in 30 years, God knows what NM, CA and TX will be like. Perhaps not that different. I’ve NM doesn’t have much an illegal immigration problem, because New Mexico looks a lot like old Mexico so why go there.

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    • Replies: @artichoke
    I've been thinking that if Hillary wins, with her intention to put even more load on the productive to support the permanent Dems, the productive will scale back and try to find their niche among the takers too. Find a category that lets them get welfare too, etc.

    Obviously then the system would collapse in a hilarious, I mean terribly tragic, heap.
  61. @plasmacutter
    I strongly recommend you look up the article on china's coming demographic winter.

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.

    The USA and west in general are being horribly mismanaged, but when it comes to economic contest with east asia, they will win by default due to demographics.

    it took until comment 58 for anyone to have a realistic comment on the China reality.

    not only is their population in serious decline but they keep papering over their unsustainable economy with even more debt. The China debt problem is going to be their undoing.

    many like to whine about the USA but China isn’t in any where near as good of shape as most people think.

    They have created more debt this year than almost all countries combined.

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    • Replies: @Stonehands

    ...many like to whine about the USA but China isn’t in any where near as good of shape as most people think.
     
    I've been to China recently [Chongqing]. They are a highly industrious, peaceful people, and their infrastructure reflects the fact that the "business of China is business ".

    However, the business of the US is warfare, and the dilapidated infrastructure reflects that and also a pleasure seeking ,decadent, violent citizenry.

  62. @John Jeremiah Smith

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.
     
    Not really. There are huge pools of excess population in N. Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia who will work just fine for China.

    just for China…..and abandon their own self interests i assume?

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  63. Another good article from Fred, but why not short circuit the War Party with a thorough police investigation of 9/11 with full powers of arrest and questioning.

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  64. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    Well done, Fred.

    To my surprise (and, yes, that shows my lack of IQ/awareness), the downward spiral of the U.S. has accelerated beyond my wildest nightmares. As few as 15 years ago, I would have said the U.S. was a reasonably coherent nation.

    A mere decade and a half later, that is obviously not true to folks around here. If the next 15 years brings similar change (not accelerated, which seems unlikely), a sizable minority will notice. Another 15 years and the majority will notice.

    What then?

    The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future. Yet, I begin to feel like even they remain unaware of the decline despite being surrounded by it. What happens when people understand that this isn't going to work?

    Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe it will take longer. Maybe the siren song of bread and circus will keep people from getting off their couches.

    Regardless, the system will deteriorate, and it will be more and more difficult for people to deny.

    Yes, it’s unravelling extraordinarily quickly.

    I have difficulty getting my head around the fact that the nation that so impressively won the Cold War is, a generation later, economically and financially dysfunctional, and tearing itself apart.

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    • Replies: @Talha
    Hey Stebbing,

    I am with you on being astonished at this. It seems your comment #70 is connected to this one. Perhaps when empires dig their own graves, they don't simply lie in them, they fall face first.

    Peace.
  65. @plasmaquote

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.

    The word went out starting in 1949 that every Chinese woman birthing four or more offspring would hereby be known as “hero mother” and be awarded favor and privilege. Fecundity erupted and the population of China zoomed from 540 million to 940 million in thirty feverish years.

    Then Mao died.

    Hence, the one child policy. Easily reversed.

    https://robertmagill.wordpress.com/2014/11/26/chairman-maos-hero-mothers-and-2/

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  66. … versus two hundred million Caucasian Americans–these being the scientific, technological and entrepreneurial brains of the Empire.

    Umm, no. Don’t get yer hopes up, Fwed, cuz that ain’t what I see. Despite their vaunted superior IQs, not even a tiny fraction of them has either brains or morals or “we” probably wouldn’t be in the pickle you’ve described. Exhibit “A” could be most of the comments of our very own brainy “Mensan” or izzit “Menstrual,” who’s big shtick is tooting his own horn right here on UR.

    … Lenin spoke of “useful idiots.”

    Most ‘Merkins are what Lenin talked about although I’m not so sure the ignorant, arrogant, soused, stoned, tattoed, pierced, cowed, lazy, brainwashed, over-schooled, over-coddled, over -dependent and dumbed-down narcissistic kine, and there are plenty, are all that useful to anyone including themselves. Except maybe to make fun of since they don’t even make good cannon fodder any longer.

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  67. @TheBoom
    Fred is on a roll. The depressing nature of his spot on observations about the decline of the country echo statements Twain and Mencken made so long ago. Our Betters in NY, DC, LA, Tel Aviv, and Boston have been hellbent on destroying the country for decades. Most of the citizenry have let them get away with and we are pretty much at the point of no return, especially if Hillary gets elected.

    No matter which of the BITCH OF ZIONISM wins – there will be more suicidal wars in the Middle East like Afghanistan and Iraq to safeguard West’s Golden Calf…..

    On November 1, 2016, Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati, former Iranian foreign minister (1981-1997), and currently a senior adviser to country’s Supreme Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei has warned the Muslims and Christians about the plot hatched by the United States and its regional puppet regimes to further divide the Middle East countries in order to safeguard the Zionist entity.

    “The Americans and some of their regional allies are trying to sow discord and break up the region and want to partition and weaken big, strong and ancient countries in the region in order to ensure Israel’s security and meet their own excessive demands,” Velayati told Mala Bakhtiar, chief of Executive Body of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), in Tehran….

    https://rehmat1.com/2016/11/02/iran-us-wants-partition-of-mideast-to-protect-israel/

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  68. @Anonymous
    Great article by Fred, but I am afraid he misses the biggest story here.

    Even though the US and Russia have every incentive to not go to war, the Jews that run this country don't really care. In fact, if the US misbehaves and does not do the Jews bidding, you can expect to see the Jews push the US and Russia to destroy eachother.

    That way Isreal gets a free hand in the middle east, and any hostility directed to the Jews in the US or Russia will also be seen as beneficial since the Jews will flee to Isreal booting the population there.

    The thing I fear the most is a false flag. A flash flag big enough to make average Americans want to go to war.

    The thing I fear the most is a false flag. A flash flag big enough to make average Americans want to go to war.

    What are yi? A kunspiresee theerist er sumpin? ;)

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  69. @Rurik

    If Washington–AKA New York
     
    oy veh

    more importantly, Germany. Yet even among Washington’s European harem...
     
    love the analogy

    quintessential Fred

    that Washington will in desperation do something phenomenally stupid. At this writing Hillary’s camp seems to be prepping the public for war with Russia
     
    this is the concern

    the bellicose ravings of the Fiend are reaching a crescendo

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/10/27/00/39C0119100000578-0-image-a-39_1477523068722.jpg

    with everything Israel has done to Syria, they feel it would be untenable to come to any kind of diplomatic arrangement with the Assad government. They prefer their negotiating partners with the wherewithal of a Gaza teenager, to a Western educated president backed up by Vlad Putin and the Russian military. Such a scenario deflates their oomph and shrivels their vigor.


    Unseemly it'z

    a world war is preferable

    Speaking of harems, Gaza teenagers, and degenerate empires, howza ’bout this?

    International Pedophile Ring: Child Smuggling And Child Sex Ring Involving “Dozens of Members of Congress, the US Justice Department, Federal Judges, High-ranking Military Officers and Many Others in Government; as well as very well known figures in the main stream media.”

    http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.co.id/2016/10/why-huma-needed-10000-email-life.html

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  70. In the Philippines, President Duterte has told Obama to “go to hell” as being “the son of a whore,” which may be taken to indicate latent hostility.

    If he would have called him the son of an imbecilic whore, that could be taken to indicate a blatant reality. :)

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  71. @anonymous coward

    The problem is that their fancy Navy was manned by corrupt incompetents
     
    History shows that conscript armies aren't a problem. Mercenary armies are the problem. Nothing teaches a populace patriotism and national pride like universal conscription.

    (The Americans are so laughably inept at war that it's actually funny.)

    ** Americans are so laughably inept at war **

    AC, blame American politicians for imposing stupid ROE or for not setting rational objectives for the military. Both wars against Iraq overwhelmed the Iraqi Army. (By our “laughably inept” military as you phrase it.) This was followed by “nation building.” That apparently was a legitimate military task in your mind.

    Vietnam was a military victory but political sellout.

    You can look this stuff up.

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    Hey Ace,

    You are mistaking battles for wars. As William Lind has stated again and again; our military is great at winning battles and completely inept at winning wars.

    "'You know, you never beat us on the battlefield,' I told my North Vietnamese counterpart during negotiations in Hanoi a week before the fall of Saigon. He pondered that remark a moment and then replied, 'That may be so, but it is also irrelevant.'"
    http://www.historynet.com/interview-with-general-frederick-c-weyand-about-the-american-troops-who-fought-in-the-vietnam-war.htm

    Peace.
  72. Fred writes, “Trump is firmly against war with Russia, and Hillary for.” That’s the key. Not Hillary’s fathomless corruption or the enabling of her predator husband. In her recklessness and arrogance, the Queen of Chaos is fully capable of pushing Putin into a nuclear confrontation. Welcome to World War III. A good graphic would be the Grim Reaper standing next to Hillary, saying, “I’m with her.”

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    • Replies: @Talha
    Hey Robert,

    Nice article - love this line:
    "We, in the great I.O.U.S.A."

    Just one question:

    Easily reversed.
     
    Are you saying you agree with plasmaquote's line about the coming population decline or are you saying it can easily be reversed to producing lots of kids again. If so, I'm not so sure it would be so easy; that older China was more rural and more traditional and more family-oriented - not like the more urban, individualistic Chinese of today. And, as you stated, the political elite in China are pandering to the population whereas Mao used the stick to get them to do what he wanted.

    Peace.
    , @Talha
    Doh! Sorry Ralph, that comment was meant for Robert Magill - sorry for the confusion!

    Also - just as an aside; thanks for the good articles at Lew Rockwell's site.

    Peace.

  73. @Stebbing Heuer
    Yes, it's unravelling extraordinarily quickly.

    I have difficulty getting my head around the fact that the nation that so impressively won the Cold War is, a generation later, economically and financially dysfunctional, and tearing itself apart.

    Hey Stebbing,

    I am with you on being astonished at this. It seems your comment #70 is connected to this one. Perhaps when empires dig their own graves, they don’t simply lie in them, they fall face first.

    Peace.

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  74. @Ace
    ** Americans are so laughably inept at war **

    AC, blame American politicians for imposing stupid ROE or for not setting rational objectives for the military. Both wars against Iraq overwhelmed the Iraqi Army. (By our "laughably inept" military as you phrase it.) This was followed by "nation building." That apparently was a legitimate military task in your mind.

    Vietnam was a military victory but political sellout.

    You can look this stuff up.

    Hey Ace,

    You are mistaking battles for wars. As William Lind has stated again and again; our military is great at winning battles and completely inept at winning wars.

    “‘You know, you never beat us on the battlefield,’ I told my North Vietnamese counterpart during negotiations in Hanoi a week before the fall of Saigon. He pondered that remark a moment and then replied, ‘That may be so, but it is also irrelevant.’”

    http://www.historynet.com/interview-with-general-frederick-c-weyand-about-the-american-troops-who-fought-in-the-vietnam-war.htm

    Peace.

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    • Replies: @OutWest
    Then again Viet Nam was just a battle during the course of the Cold War with the Soviets. The opposition was Stalin through his proxy Ho. This was all set out by Kennon years earlier. The Soviet Union and the bonds between it and its satellites were stressed until their system collapsed. Lost the battle but won the war.
    Why else would we give a damn about Viet Nam? French colonialism was certainly a nonstarter. And it did work out much better than North Korea.
    , @Ace
    Howdy, Talha,

    Lind is confused. The commander in chief of the American military is a politician with funding for wars provided or denied by 535 other politicians. The American military laid waste to 100s of 1000s of VC and NVA until the politicians told them to stop.

    The link you provided makes the basic point:

    Then there is the notion that the war was lost because of the failure of American arms. Again, there is little realization that American ground combat forces began to withdraw from Vietnam in 1969–not because of enemy pressure but because of political decisions made in Washington.
     
    AC's actually correct, that "Americans are so laughably inept at war." I'd amend that slightly and say that we're laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy. Just how stupid and vicious the American ruling class are just now is becoming quite clear as the situation in Libya and Syria develops.
  75. @Ralph Raico
    Fred writes, "Trump is firmly against war with Russia, and Hillary for." That's the key. Not Hillary's fathomless corruption or the enabling of her predator husband. In her recklessness and arrogance, the Queen of Chaos is fully capable of pushing Putin into a nuclear confrontation. Welcome to World War III. A good graphic would be the Grim Reaper standing next to Hillary, saying, "I'm with her."

    Hey Robert,

    Nice article – love this line:
    “We, in the great I.O.U.S.A.”

    Just one question:

    Easily reversed.

    Are you saying you agree with plasmaquote’s line about the coming population decline or are you saying it can easily be reversed to producing lots of kids again. If so, I’m not so sure it would be so easy; that older China was more rural and more traditional and more family-oriented – not like the more urban, individualistic Chinese of today. And, as you stated, the political elite in China are pandering to the population whereas Mao used the stick to get them to do what he wanted.

    Peace.

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    Well the Chinese have been petitioning for decades to be allowed to have expanded families.
    Easily reversed would happen with glee.
  76. @Ralph Raico
    Fred writes, "Trump is firmly against war with Russia, and Hillary for." That's the key. Not Hillary's fathomless corruption or the enabling of her predator husband. In her recklessness and arrogance, the Queen of Chaos is fully capable of pushing Putin into a nuclear confrontation. Welcome to World War III. A good graphic would be the Grim Reaper standing next to Hillary, saying, "I'm with her."

    Doh! Sorry Ralph, that comment was meant for Robert Magill – sorry for the confusion!

    Also – just as an aside; thanks for the good articles at Lew Rockwell’s site.

    Peace.

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  77. @Talha
    Hey Ace,

    You are mistaking battles for wars. As William Lind has stated again and again; our military is great at winning battles and completely inept at winning wars.

    "'You know, you never beat us on the battlefield,' I told my North Vietnamese counterpart during negotiations in Hanoi a week before the fall of Saigon. He pondered that remark a moment and then replied, 'That may be so, but it is also irrelevant.'"
    http://www.historynet.com/interview-with-general-frederick-c-weyand-about-the-american-troops-who-fought-in-the-vietnam-war.htm

    Peace.

    Then again Viet Nam was just a battle during the course of the Cold War with the Soviets. The opposition was Stalin through his proxy Ho. This was all set out by Kennon years earlier. The Soviet Union and the bonds between it and its satellites were stressed until their system collapsed. Lost the battle but won the war.
    Why else would we give a damn about Viet Nam? French colonialism was certainly a nonstarter. And it did work out much better than North Korea.

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    Hey OutWest,

    Good point - but that victory did not come through the military, correct? Unless we take into account the arms race that they had a difficult time keeping up with. Ah yes, the Soviet Union...another one that dug its grave in Afghanistan.

    It seems that place only exports natural gas, dried fruit, opium, rugs...and body bags if anyone is silly enough to supply the material.


    More from Lind:
    "What 'wins' at the tactical and physical levels may lose at the operational, strategic, mental and moral levels, where 4GW is decided. Martin van Creveld argues that one reason the British have not lost in Northern Ireland is that the British Army has taken more casualties than it has inflicted. This is something the Second Generation American military has great trouble grasping, because it defines success in terms of comparative attrition rates."
    http://www.antiwar.com/lind/?articleid=1702

    Peace.

  78. @OutWest
    Then again Viet Nam was just a battle during the course of the Cold War with the Soviets. The opposition was Stalin through his proxy Ho. This was all set out by Kennon years earlier. The Soviet Union and the bonds between it and its satellites were stressed until their system collapsed. Lost the battle but won the war.
    Why else would we give a damn about Viet Nam? French colonialism was certainly a nonstarter. And it did work out much better than North Korea.

    Hey OutWest,

    Good point – but that victory did not come through the military, correct? Unless we take into account the arms race that they had a difficult time keeping up with. Ah yes, the Soviet Union…another one that dug its grave in Afghanistan.

    It seems that place only exports natural gas, dried fruit, opium, rugs…and body bags if anyone is silly enough to supply the material.

    More from Lind:
    “What ‘wins’ at the tactical and physical levels may lose at the operational, strategic, mental and moral levels, where 4GW is decided. Martin van Creveld argues that one reason the British have not lost in Northern Ireland is that the British Army has taken more casualties than it has inflicted. This is something the Second Generation American military has great trouble grasping, because it defines success in terms of comparative attrition rates.”

    http://www.antiwar.com/lind/?articleid=1702

    Peace.

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    • Replies: @OutWest
    Cold War victory –if that’s the word, maybe prevailed- was due to a number of factors which actually fit Kennon’s plan. Probably the final act was Reagan’s Star Wars as the down card in a poker-like weapons spending showdown.

    The point I’m poorly making is that there were reasons –if poorly understood and executed- for the Viet Nam adventure. These are totally lacking in our present escapades.
  79. “Washington–AKA New York”

    and

    “The seaboard Axis of Evil”

    Great offhand shivs.

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  80. @Talha
    Hey Ace,

    You are mistaking battles for wars. As William Lind has stated again and again; our military is great at winning battles and completely inept at winning wars.

    "'You know, you never beat us on the battlefield,' I told my North Vietnamese counterpart during negotiations in Hanoi a week before the fall of Saigon. He pondered that remark a moment and then replied, 'That may be so, but it is also irrelevant.'"
    http://www.historynet.com/interview-with-general-frederick-c-weyand-about-the-american-troops-who-fought-in-the-vietnam-war.htm

    Peace.

    Howdy, Talha,

    Lind is confused. The commander in chief of the American military is a politician with funding for wars provided or denied by 535 other politicians. The American military laid waste to 100s of 1000s of VC and NVA until the politicians told them to stop.

    The link you provided makes the basic point:

    Then there is the notion that the war was lost because of the failure of American arms. Again, there is little realization that American ground combat forces began to withdraw from Vietnam in 1969–not because of enemy pressure but because of political decisions made in Washington.

    AC’s actually correct, that “Americans are so laughably inept at war.” I’d amend that slightly and say that we’re laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy. Just how stupid and vicious the American ruling class are just now is becoming quite clear as the situation in Libya and Syria develops.

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    Hey Ace,

    I agree with much of what you say here. I believe one thing to note is the point that Mr. Lind has been making over the years in that the military leadership has become more and more (especially at the higher echelons) joined at the hip with politicians and are part and parcel of the military industrial complex. Therefore, the line where the civilian leadership stops and military begins is getting further and further eroded.

    To your point about the ineptitude of the ruling class; I definitely agree, if you're going to fight a war, fight one that has some prospects to be won in the first place - that's just basics.

    Peace.
  81. @anonymous coward

    The problem is that their fancy Navy was manned by corrupt incompetents
     
    History shows that conscript armies aren't a problem. Mercenary armies are the problem. Nothing teaches a populace patriotism and national pride like universal conscription.

    (The Americans are so laughably inept at war that it's actually funny.)

    My apologies, AC. You’re actually correct, that “Americans are so laughably inept at war.” I’d amend that slightly and say that we’re laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy. Just how stupid and vicious (and inept) the American ruling class are just now is becoming quite clear as the situations in Libya and Syria develop.

    You didn’t run down the military per se. If you did mean to run down the military itself as well then I still take issue with that.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    "I’d amend that slightly and say that we’re laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy."

    No, paradoxically, America is great at big wars and not so successful with little wars.

    Same with Soviets who had a hell of a time in limited wars like with Finland and Afghanistan but showed it true might in WWII against Germany. When USSR went all out, it could really kick butt.

    US is the same way. When it goes all out, it could defeat major nations like Germany and Japan.
    But when it fights smaller wars, it cannot just drain the swamp as that would be tantamount to genocide. So, the war drags on and on, and American public lose interest and support.

    When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, US got so riled up that it felt justified in destroying entire cities and nuking two cities. And Americans didn't care.
    US can win wars on that scale.
    But in limited wars, US cannot go ALL OUT. It must fight with one arm tied behind its back, and that means trouble.

    The War Machine wants an enemy worth fighting and crushing. It's like a boxer wants someone he can really beat up and crush, not some weakling he's supposed to go easy on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKZ2bgFJPIA

    For this very reason, US might have an easier time with a war with Russia cuz it can go all out... that is if Russia could be baited to play the Evil Empire and Bad Guy.
    Putin has been cautious with this bear-baiting.

    Minus nuclear warfare, a total conventional war between US and its EU vassals vs Russia gives huge advantage in arms, technology, demographics, economics and all else to NATO.

    Because US has disgraced itself in all these smaller unfinished wars, it might prefer a BIG HUGE War against Russia to show off how mighty it is. US can decisively win that one because its full might can destroy any nation.

    And this war might have no effective opposition in the US because anti-war voices were usually from the Left. The Left now hates Russia cuz it's nationalist and traditionalist. Also, new 'leftism' is all about worshiping Homos, and Russia's ban on 'gay marriage' and homo parades makes it worse than under Stalin in eyes of Progs.
    Also, Jews control the US, and they hate Russia cuz they see any gentile nationalism as a brake on total Jewish takeover.
    The presence of homos and trannies in the US military(and even womenfolk) has shielded American militarism from opposition from the Left. The new 'left' now see the US military as Christians once saw 'Christian Soldiers marching as to war'. Now, Progs see US military as homo soldiers marching ASS to war.
    If the Left doesn't oppose the US War Machine, there is no effective movement against it... unless the Right somehow begins a powerful anti-war movement... but it's unlikely since the Right has traditionally been 'support the troops' and 'my country right or wrong'.

    I know Syria means a lot to Russia, but if Russia must let it go to avoid full war with US, it should pull back. Lesson from WWI. Russia should not engaged Germany in that war... even if it risked loss of pride.

    Also, the fall of Assad and takeover of Syria by lunatics will mean the West will have to clean up that stinking mess. It will be another egg on face for the West... like Iraq and Libya.
  82. Suburban. The US is run by SUBURBAN minds, inherently second rate and incapable of vision…

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    • Replies: @John Jeremiah Smith

    Suburban. The US is run by SUBURBAN minds, inherently second rate and incapable of vision…
     
    That label is good enough to develop more fully. Might come in handy post November 8. Give us a starting definition -- we'll rework it according to our own evil ambitions.
  83. @Ace
    Howdy, Talha,

    Lind is confused. The commander in chief of the American military is a politician with funding for wars provided or denied by 535 other politicians. The American military laid waste to 100s of 1000s of VC and NVA until the politicians told them to stop.

    The link you provided makes the basic point:

    Then there is the notion that the war was lost because of the failure of American arms. Again, there is little realization that American ground combat forces began to withdraw from Vietnam in 1969–not because of enemy pressure but because of political decisions made in Washington.
     
    AC's actually correct, that "Americans are so laughably inept at war." I'd amend that slightly and say that we're laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy. Just how stupid and vicious the American ruling class are just now is becoming quite clear as the situation in Libya and Syria develops.

    Hey Ace,

    I agree with much of what you say here. I believe one thing to note is the point that Mr. Lind has been making over the years in that the military leadership has become more and more (especially at the higher echelons) joined at the hip with politicians and are part and parcel of the military industrial complex. Therefore, the line where the civilian leadership stops and military begins is getting further and further eroded.

    To your point about the ineptitude of the ruling class; I definitely agree, if you’re going to fight a war, fight one that has some prospects to be won in the first place – that’s just basics.

    Peace.

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    Amen to that, my brother from another time zone.

    The military attack on the SAA near Deir ez-Zor looks like a military making in political decisions all by itself. Mistake it wasn't.
    , @John Jeremiah Smith

    I believe one thing to note is the point that Mr. Lind has been making over the years in that the military leadership has become more and more (especially at the higher echelons) joined at the hip with politicians and are part and parcel of the military industrial complex.
     
    In other words, military leadership is as corrupt as the Congress and government.
  84. @Talha
    Hey Ace,

    I agree with much of what you say here. I believe one thing to note is the point that Mr. Lind has been making over the years in that the military leadership has become more and more (especially at the higher echelons) joined at the hip with politicians and are part and parcel of the military industrial complex. Therefore, the line where the civilian leadership stops and military begins is getting further and further eroded.

    To your point about the ineptitude of the ruling class; I definitely agree, if you're going to fight a war, fight one that has some prospects to be won in the first place - that's just basics.

    Peace.

    Amen to that, my brother from another time zone.

    The military attack on the SAA near Deir ez-Zor looks like a military making in political decisions all by itself. Mistake it wasn’t.

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  85. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Ace
    My apologies, AC. You're actually correct, that “Americans are so laughably inept at war.” I’d amend that slightly and say that we’re laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy. Just how stupid and vicious (and inept) the American ruling class are just now is becoming quite clear as the situations in Libya and Syria develop.

    You didn't run down the military per se. If you did mean to run down the military itself as well then I still take issue with that.

    “I’d amend that slightly and say that we’re laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy.”

    No, paradoxically, America is great at big wars and not so successful with little wars.

    Same with Soviets who had a hell of a time in limited wars like with Finland and Afghanistan but showed it true might in WWII against Germany. When USSR went all out, it could really kick butt.

    US is the same way. When it goes all out, it could defeat major nations like Germany and Japan.
    But when it fights smaller wars, it cannot just drain the swamp as that would be tantamount to genocide. So, the war drags on and on, and American public lose interest and support.

    When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, US got so riled up that it felt justified in destroying entire cities and nuking two cities. And Americans didn’t care.
    US can win wars on that scale.
    But in limited wars, US cannot go ALL OUT. It must fight with one arm tied behind its back, and that means trouble.

    The War Machine wants an enemy worth fighting and crushing. It’s like a boxer wants someone he can really beat up and crush, not some weakling he’s supposed to go easy on.

    For this very reason, US might have an easier time with a war with Russia cuz it can go all out… that is if Russia could be baited to play the Evil Empire and Bad Guy.
    Putin has been cautious with this bear-baiting.

    Minus nuclear warfare, a total conventional war between US and its EU vassals vs Russia gives huge advantage in arms, technology, demographics, economics and all else to NATO.

    Because US has disgraced itself in all these smaller unfinished wars, it might prefer a BIG HUGE War against Russia to show off how mighty it is. US can decisively win that one because its full might can destroy any nation.

    And this war might have no effective opposition in the US because anti-war voices were usually from the Left. The Left now hates Russia cuz it’s nationalist and traditionalist. Also, new ‘leftism’ is all about worshiping Homos, and Russia’s ban on ‘gay marriage’ and homo parades makes it worse than under Stalin in eyes of Progs.
    Also, Jews control the US, and they hate Russia cuz they see any gentile nationalism as a brake on total Jewish takeover.
    The presence of homos and trannies in the US military(and even womenfolk) has shielded American militarism from opposition from the Left. The new ‘left’ now see the US military as Christians once saw ‘Christian Soldiers marching as to war’. Now, Progs see US military as homo soldiers marching ASS to war.
    If the Left doesn’t oppose the US War Machine, there is no effective movement against it… unless the Right somehow begins a powerful anti-war movement… but it’s unlikely since the Right has traditionally been ‘support the troops’ and ‘my country right or wrong’.

    I know Syria means a lot to Russia, but if Russia must let it go to avoid full war with US, it should pull back. Lesson from WWI. Russia should not engaged Germany in that war… even if it risked loss of pride.

    Also, the fall of Assad and takeover of Syria by lunatics will mean the West will have to clean up that stinking mess. It will be another egg on face for the West… like Iraq and Libya.

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    Sorry Priss but what you've written here is sheer madness. Russia knows full well the true price of war, the US does not. Modern American forces go to war with daily video links to family back home and then a visit to a fast food outlet just like at home, where they plan to be shortly after their service. It might be OK while fighting much weaker foes but it will unravel fast as the body count soars.

    Winning some battles might well be achievable but Russia is only conquerable from within. Recall Hannibal defeated Roman armies time and time again but couldn't conquer Rome itself.

    Being a more open society America has vulnerabilities all over the place too and a greedy parasite class with it's mitts all over the military.

    More and more American servicemen (and women, gays, trannies etc) are catching on to the fact that they are just expendable cannon fodder, recall the fragging that developed in Vietnam. Young Americans no longer see themselves as stakeholders in the American Dream as they once did and are less likely to want to die for it, unless defending.

    As to the US cleaning up the stinking mess of post-war Syria, the last time they did that sort of thing was the Marshall Plan and that was many, many wars ago.
    , @Philip Owen
    The problem has not been winning the wars. It has been winning the peace. Rumsfeld set the US up to fail in Afghanistan and Iraq by having no follow up plan for victory. Shades of Versailles.

    The US attitude in Vietnam was "if you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow". Fail.

    Things quietened down in Iraq, when the US started using the tactics that the British had advised at the beginning. Fallujah was a self inflicted wound as was Abu Ghraib.
  86. @Anonymous
    Funny, isn't it? The two countries, Germany and Japan, who allegedly started and then lost WW2 have, today, thriving economies whose products are valuable for their well-thought out design and superior construction and are therefore net exporters.

    Meanwhile, the purported winners of that war produce second rate stuff that can't hold its own in the world's markets while internally fighting a losing battle to Jewish financial interests who are hell bent upon strip mining--under the guise of the corporation's obligation to maximize return to stockholders--wealth that derives from manufacturing expertise.

    Kinda makes one think that WW2 may have been an attempt to preempt or stave off the inevitable triumph of the inherently superior races. Or, if the Germans and Japanese are not gifted with innately superior diligence and intelligence, then their system of social organization is more capable and less wasteful.

    The decline of the American Empire is inevitable and much to be wished for. When the USA minded its own business, its citizens thrived. The same can be said for Germany and Japan. When they sought to become Empires, ruin followed. When they tend to their own affairs, they reap abundance.

    “…the purported winners of that war produce second rate stuff that can’t hold its own in the world’s markets…”

    I don’t think this is true at all. Americans made a large variety of extremely high quality products that are impossible to sell in Asia because of Mercantilism. They are burdened with tariffs and other bureaucratic anti-American trade constraints.

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    "Americans made a large variety of extremely high quality products "

    Could you name some?
  87. @interesting
    it took until comment 58 for anyone to have a realistic comment on the China reality.

    not only is their population in serious decline but they keep papering over their unsustainable economy with even more debt. The China debt problem is going to be their undoing.

    many like to whine about the USA but China isn't in any where near as good of shape as most people think.

    They have created more debt this year than almost all countries combined.

    …many like to whine about the USA but China isn’t in any where near as good of shape as most people think.

    I’ve been to China recently [Chongqing]. They are a highly industrious, peaceful people, and their infrastructure reflects the fact that the “business of China is business “.

    However, the business of the US is warfare, and the dilapidated infrastructure reflects that and also a pleasure seeking ,decadent, violent citizenry.

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  88. “….. therefore she will likely be President.” Ain’t gonna happen, Freddy boy.

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  89. @Talha
    Hey Robert,

    Nice article - love this line:
    "We, in the great I.O.U.S.A."

    Just one question:

    Easily reversed.
     
    Are you saying you agree with plasmaquote's line about the coming population decline or are you saying it can easily be reversed to producing lots of kids again. If so, I'm not so sure it would be so easy; that older China was more rural and more traditional and more family-oriented - not like the more urban, individualistic Chinese of today. And, as you stated, the political elite in China are pandering to the population whereas Mao used the stick to get them to do what he wanted.

    Peace.

    Well the Chinese have been petitioning for decades to be allowed to have expanded families.
    Easily reversed would happen with glee.

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  90. @Rod1963

    The people in Texas, California and New Mexico seem to function, and they are our future.
     
    They aren't, they represent the welfare state which is slowly dying. Take California, a state whose revenues depend on a artificially inflated stock market and it's people fed and kept happy via EBT cards and low energy prices. Half of it's revenue goes to trying to educate millions of stupid Mexican and black kids who don't want to learn and just don't care. Should anything disrupt the stock market, CA goes bankrupt. If the EBT cards stop working the cities go poof and urban whites start dying by the thousands.

    Texas, due to the stupidity of it's political and business classes will soon be Californicated as well thanks to importing millions of illegals and white liberals into their cities.

    Good one. California is also being kept afloat by a few other sources of revenue. Silicon Valley earnings generate huge tax revenues, both corporate, and personal taxes that go up to 13% right off the top. The agricultural industry focuses on high revenue cash crops for export. The ports generate lots of business because the torrent of imported goods goes through them. It won’t be as dramatic as a stock market crash, but those sources will also start to diminish.
    Silicon Valley has off-shored manufacturing and is in the process of slowly shifting engineering and management which will reduce opportunities to leach off revenue. Imports are inevitably going to drop at some point as the middle class loses its buying power. In the continuing drought farms are bleeding off the artesian water to keep themselves going and climate change will make it worse. Almost every productive, net tax payer I know is getting the hell out of the State as they retire, and many before that when they get an opportunity. We’ll see how the State looks when it consists largely of tax eaters.

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  91. @Sam J.
    "...the purported winners of that war produce second rate stuff that can’t hold its own in the world’s markets..."

    I don't think this is true at all. Americans made a large variety of extremely high quality products that are impossible to sell in Asia because of Mercantilism. They are burdened with tariffs and other bureaucratic anti-American trade constraints.

    “Americans made a large variety of extremely high quality products ”

    Could you name some?

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    • Replies: @OutWest
    When I worked at the now-gone Eastman Kodak they worked very hard to produce the best product possible. Their mistake was inventing the charge-coupled sensor that is capable of feeding electronic memory. And when I worked at Ball Corp they also worked to provide the best possible beer can, which they still do.

    The problem now is that industrial producers can't gain market traction because distribution is locked in to Chinese supply. And that's the way the Establishment wants it.
    , @John Jeremiah Smith

    “Americans made a large variety of extremely high quality products ”

    Could you name some?
     
    I sure can, but not for you. Your motives are quite clear, and quite dishonest.
  92. @Anon
    "I’d amend that slightly and say that we’re laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy."

    No, paradoxically, America is great at big wars and not so successful with little wars.

    Same with Soviets who had a hell of a time in limited wars like with Finland and Afghanistan but showed it true might in WWII against Germany. When USSR went all out, it could really kick butt.

    US is the same way. When it goes all out, it could defeat major nations like Germany and Japan.
    But when it fights smaller wars, it cannot just drain the swamp as that would be tantamount to genocide. So, the war drags on and on, and American public lose interest and support.

    When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, US got so riled up that it felt justified in destroying entire cities and nuking two cities. And Americans didn't care.
    US can win wars on that scale.
    But in limited wars, US cannot go ALL OUT. It must fight with one arm tied behind its back, and that means trouble.

    The War Machine wants an enemy worth fighting and crushing. It's like a boxer wants someone he can really beat up and crush, not some weakling he's supposed to go easy on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKZ2bgFJPIA

    For this very reason, US might have an easier time with a war with Russia cuz it can go all out... that is if Russia could be baited to play the Evil Empire and Bad Guy.
    Putin has been cautious with this bear-baiting.

    Minus nuclear warfare, a total conventional war between US and its EU vassals vs Russia gives huge advantage in arms, technology, demographics, economics and all else to NATO.

    Because US has disgraced itself in all these smaller unfinished wars, it might prefer a BIG HUGE War against Russia to show off how mighty it is. US can decisively win that one because its full might can destroy any nation.

    And this war might have no effective opposition in the US because anti-war voices were usually from the Left. The Left now hates Russia cuz it's nationalist and traditionalist. Also, new 'leftism' is all about worshiping Homos, and Russia's ban on 'gay marriage' and homo parades makes it worse than under Stalin in eyes of Progs.
    Also, Jews control the US, and they hate Russia cuz they see any gentile nationalism as a brake on total Jewish takeover.
    The presence of homos and trannies in the US military(and even womenfolk) has shielded American militarism from opposition from the Left. The new 'left' now see the US military as Christians once saw 'Christian Soldiers marching as to war'. Now, Progs see US military as homo soldiers marching ASS to war.
    If the Left doesn't oppose the US War Machine, there is no effective movement against it... unless the Right somehow begins a powerful anti-war movement... but it's unlikely since the Right has traditionally been 'support the troops' and 'my country right or wrong'.

    I know Syria means a lot to Russia, but if Russia must let it go to avoid full war with US, it should pull back. Lesson from WWI. Russia should not engaged Germany in that war... even if it risked loss of pride.

    Also, the fall of Assad and takeover of Syria by lunatics will mean the West will have to clean up that stinking mess. It will be another egg on face for the West... like Iraq and Libya.

    Sorry Priss but what you’ve written here is sheer madness. Russia knows full well the true price of war, the US does not. Modern American forces go to war with daily video links to family back home and then a visit to a fast food outlet just like at home, where they plan to be shortly after their service. It might be OK while fighting much weaker foes but it will unravel fast as the body count soars.

    Winning some battles might well be achievable but Russia is only conquerable from within. Recall Hannibal defeated Roman armies time and time again but couldn’t conquer Rome itself.

    Being a more open society America has vulnerabilities all over the place too and a greedy parasite class with it’s mitts all over the military.

    More and more American servicemen (and women, gays, trannies etc) are catching on to the fact that they are just expendable cannon fodder, recall the fragging that developed in Vietnam. Young Americans no longer see themselves as stakeholders in the American Dream as they once did and are less likely to want to die for it, unless defending.

    As to the US cleaning up the stinking mess of post-war Syria, the last time they did that sort of thing was the Marshall Plan and that was many, many wars ago.

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    No, I didn't say US could conquer Russia. But it can decisively defeat Russian forces on land, sea, and air. Such show of force would force Russia to negotiate and bow down to US supremacy around the world.

    This is why Russia should avoid full-blown entanglement with the US.

    Some Jews want such a war to teach Russia a lesson once and for all. Also, huge military defeat for Russia would undermine Putin's legitimacy. It's like Nasser survived the 6 Day War, but he never regained his star in the Arab world again. He had to accept Egypt's role as 'bitch of Israel' in the Middle East.

    I don't think those pushing for War against Russia wants to conquer and occupy it militarily. Rather, they want total Russia retreat from world affairs so that US won't have any rival, not in Syria or Iran.
    Another thing. If Russia is humiliated in land, air, and sea, Putin's regime will be shaken, and it may fall from within. It's like Russia's defeat in 1905 war with Japan and 1914 war with Germany fatally weakened the Tsarist regime.

    Russia is a great power but US is a superpower with 20x the economy.

    If Russia must retreat to avoid war, it should. Better to be humiliated without war than with a war that it is sure to lose.

    "Young Americans no longer see themselves as stakeholders in the American Dream as they once did and are less likely to want to die for it, unless defending."

    They are just window-dressing to disarm anti-war 'progressives'.
    US military power is really delivered through technology and logistics.

    It's about using 100 jets to destroy the enemy. It is about using ships to shoot off cruise missiles.

  93. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @NoseytheDuke
    Sorry Priss but what you've written here is sheer madness. Russia knows full well the true price of war, the US does not. Modern American forces go to war with daily video links to family back home and then a visit to a fast food outlet just like at home, where they plan to be shortly after their service. It might be OK while fighting much weaker foes but it will unravel fast as the body count soars.

    Winning some battles might well be achievable but Russia is only conquerable from within. Recall Hannibal defeated Roman armies time and time again but couldn't conquer Rome itself.

    Being a more open society America has vulnerabilities all over the place too and a greedy parasite class with it's mitts all over the military.

    More and more American servicemen (and women, gays, trannies etc) are catching on to the fact that they are just expendable cannon fodder, recall the fragging that developed in Vietnam. Young Americans no longer see themselves as stakeholders in the American Dream as they once did and are less likely to want to die for it, unless defending.

    As to the US cleaning up the stinking mess of post-war Syria, the last time they did that sort of thing was the Marshall Plan and that was many, many wars ago.

    No, I didn’t say US could conquer Russia. But it can decisively defeat Russian forces on land, sea, and air. Such show of force would force Russia to negotiate and bow down to US supremacy around the world.

    This is why Russia should avoid full-blown entanglement with the US.

    Some Jews want such a war to teach Russia a lesson once and for all. Also, huge military defeat for Russia would undermine Putin’s legitimacy. It’s like Nasser survived the 6 Day War, but he never regained his star in the Arab world again. He had to accept Egypt’s role as ‘bitch of Israel’ in the Middle East.

    I don’t think those pushing for War against Russia wants to conquer and occupy it militarily. Rather, they want total Russia retreat from world affairs so that US won’t have any rival, not in Syria or Iran.
    Another thing. If Russia is humiliated in land, air, and sea, Putin’s regime will be shaken, and it may fall from within. It’s like Russia’s defeat in 1905 war with Japan and 1914 war with Germany fatally weakened the Tsarist regime.

    Russia is a great power but US is a superpower with 20x the economy.

    If Russia must retreat to avoid war, it should. Better to be humiliated without war than with a war that it is sure to lose.

    “Young Americans no longer see themselves as stakeholders in the American Dream as they once did and are less likely to want to die for it, unless defending.”

    They are just window-dressing to disarm anti-war ‘progressives’.
    US military power is really delivered through technology and logistics.

    It’s about using 100 jets to destroy the enemy. It is about using ships to shoot off cruise missiles.

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    I have to say I can't disagree with what you've written here though I'm not sure how the future of the US would look either should events unfold as you've described. Cheers
    , @NoseytheDuke
    I found this article which really paints a different picture on Russia's situation. Worth a squint…

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/europe-beware-russian-slavers-on-the-march/5554641
  94. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    All true.

    I didn't make myself clear. What I meant was that whites in NM, CA and TX don't show any signs of rising up. Despite being surrounded by an encroaching 3rd world, they keep their heads down and go to work. Thus, those states continue to sort of function, just as Mexico and Brazil sort of function.

    My point is that everyone around here keeps thinking that things will get bad enough for whites to get off our couches and fight back. But NM, CA and TX suggest that we won't. I wish that weren't the case, but our future looks like those states.

    Of course, in 30 years, God knows what NM, CA and TX will be like. Perhaps not that different. I've NM doesn't have much an illegal immigration problem, because New Mexico looks a lot like old Mexico so why go there.

    I’ve been thinking that if Hillary wins, with her intention to put even more load on the productive to support the permanent Dems, the productive will scale back and try to find their niche among the takers too. Find a category that lets them get welfare too, etc.

    Obviously then the system would collapse in a hilarious, I mean terribly tragic, heap.

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  95. @utu
    "Americans made a large variety of extremely high quality products "

    Could you name some?

    When I worked at the now-gone Eastman Kodak they worked very hard to produce the best product possible. Their mistake was inventing the charge-coupled sensor that is capable of feeding electronic memory. And when I worked at Ball Corp they also worked to provide the best possible beer can, which they still do.

    The problem now is that industrial producers can’t gain market traction because distribution is locked in to Chinese supply. And that’s the way the Establishment wants it.

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    • Agree: John Jeremiah Smith
    • Replies: @Philip Owen
    Like EK's pigment based printer ink. Better colours with archival quality. It was even cheaper. Swamped by dye based cheap stuff from HP and Japan.

    Who is the modern Kodak that has just brought out a camera phone that looks and acts like a camera?
  96. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Fitzfitz
    Suburban. The US is run by SUBURBAN minds, inherently second rate and incapable of vision...

    Suburban. The US is run by SUBURBAN minds, inherently second rate and incapable of vision…

    That label is good enough to develop more fully. Might come in handy post November 8. Give us a starting definition — we’ll rework it according to our own evil ambitions.

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  97. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Talha
    Hey Ace,

    I agree with much of what you say here. I believe one thing to note is the point that Mr. Lind has been making over the years in that the military leadership has become more and more (especially at the higher echelons) joined at the hip with politicians and are part and parcel of the military industrial complex. Therefore, the line where the civilian leadership stops and military begins is getting further and further eroded.

    To your point about the ineptitude of the ruling class; I definitely agree, if you're going to fight a war, fight one that has some prospects to be won in the first place - that's just basics.

    Peace.

    I believe one thing to note is the point that Mr. Lind has been making over the years in that the military leadership has become more and more (especially at the higher echelons) joined at the hip with politicians and are part and parcel of the military industrial complex.

    In other words, military leadership is as corrupt as the Congress and government.

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    • Replies: @Talha
    Bingo - if one letter and two numbers could summarize it:

    F-35

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/03/the-f-35-a-weapon-that-costs-more-than-australia/72454/

    Peace.

  98. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @utu
    "Americans made a large variety of extremely high quality products "

    Could you name some?

    “Americans made a large variety of extremely high quality products ”

    Could you name some?

    I sure can, but not for you. Your motives are quite clear, and quite dishonest.

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  99. @John Jeremiah Smith

    I believe one thing to note is the point that Mr. Lind has been making over the years in that the military leadership has become more and more (especially at the higher echelons) joined at the hip with politicians and are part and parcel of the military industrial complex.
     
    In other words, military leadership is as corrupt as the Congress and government.

    Bingo – if one letter and two numbers could summarize it:

    F-35

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/03/the-f-35-a-weapon-that-costs-more-than-australia/72454/

    Peace.

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    F-35
     
    I already used my one allotted "Agree" for today. I am such a naive wastrel.

    I happen to believe the F-35 was never intended to work at all, i.e. fly through the air, drop bombs and shoot down other airplanes. It had one and only one purpose: to rob working Americans of as much tax revenue as might be possible at the theoretical limit.
  100. @Talha
    Hey OutWest,

    Good point - but that victory did not come through the military, correct? Unless we take into account the arms race that they had a difficult time keeping up with. Ah yes, the Soviet Union...another one that dug its grave in Afghanistan.

    It seems that place only exports natural gas, dried fruit, opium, rugs...and body bags if anyone is silly enough to supply the material.


    More from Lind:
    "What 'wins' at the tactical and physical levels may lose at the operational, strategic, mental and moral levels, where 4GW is decided. Martin van Creveld argues that one reason the British have not lost in Northern Ireland is that the British Army has taken more casualties than it has inflicted. This is something the Second Generation American military has great trouble grasping, because it defines success in terms of comparative attrition rates."
    http://www.antiwar.com/lind/?articleid=1702

    Peace.

    Cold War victory –if that’s the word, maybe prevailed- was due to a number of factors which actually fit Kennon’s plan. Probably the final act was Reagan’s Star Wars as the down card in a poker-like weapons spending showdown.

    The point I’m poorly making is that there were reasons –if poorly understood and executed- for the Viet Nam adventure. These are totally lacking in our present escapades.

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  101. John Jeremiah Smith [AKA "MCPO USN"] says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Talha
    Bingo - if one letter and two numbers could summarize it:

    F-35

    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2011/03/the-f-35-a-weapon-that-costs-more-than-australia/72454/

    Peace.

    F-35

    I already used my one allotted “Agree” for today. I am such a naive wastrel.

    I happen to believe the F-35 was never intended to work at all, i.e. fly through the air, drop bombs and shoot down other airplanes. It had one and only one purpose: to rob working Americans of as much tax revenue as might be possible at the theoretical limit.

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    • Replies: @Talha
    Hey MCPO USN,

    Sounds about right. I mean, why stop the gravy train from rolling.

    From a cynical perspective, I understand why these guys want to do this - almost all the elite of the past fattened themselves off the rest of society. But, we really don't benefit as a people from this at all. If you're going to rob us anyway and say it's for projects that are in our interests, then at least rip us off while building wildly expensive roads or bridges or cleaning things up - could you imagine a public transport system that could be built with this kind of money even while factoring in a horrible amount of graft?

    They don't seem to have the decency to even do that.

    Peace.

  102. @John Jeremiah Smith

    F-35
     
    I already used my one allotted "Agree" for today. I am such a naive wastrel.

    I happen to believe the F-35 was never intended to work at all, i.e. fly through the air, drop bombs and shoot down other airplanes. It had one and only one purpose: to rob working Americans of as much tax revenue as might be possible at the theoretical limit.

    Hey MCPO USN,

    Sounds about right. I mean, why stop the gravy train from rolling.

    From a cynical perspective, I understand why these guys want to do this – almost all the elite of the past fattened themselves off the rest of society. But, we really don’t benefit as a people from this at all. If you’re going to rob us anyway and say it’s for projects that are in our interests, then at least rip us off while building wildly expensive roads or bridges or cleaning things up – could you imagine a public transport system that could be built with this kind of money even while factoring in a horrible amount of graft?

    They don’t seem to have the decency to even do that.

    Peace.

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  103. @Anon
    "I’d amend that slightly and say that we’re laughably inept at strategy and foreign policy."

    No, paradoxically, America is great at big wars and not so successful with little wars.

    Same with Soviets who had a hell of a time in limited wars like with Finland and Afghanistan but showed it true might in WWII against Germany. When USSR went all out, it could really kick butt.

    US is the same way. When it goes all out, it could defeat major nations like Germany and Japan.
    But when it fights smaller wars, it cannot just drain the swamp as that would be tantamount to genocide. So, the war drags on and on, and American public lose interest and support.

    When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, US got so riled up that it felt justified in destroying entire cities and nuking two cities. And Americans didn't care.
    US can win wars on that scale.
    But in limited wars, US cannot go ALL OUT. It must fight with one arm tied behind its back, and that means trouble.

    The War Machine wants an enemy worth fighting and crushing. It's like a boxer wants someone he can really beat up and crush, not some weakling he's supposed to go easy on.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKZ2bgFJPIA

    For this very reason, US might have an easier time with a war with Russia cuz it can go all out... that is if Russia could be baited to play the Evil Empire and Bad Guy.
    Putin has been cautious with this bear-baiting.

    Minus nuclear warfare, a total conventional war between US and its EU vassals vs Russia gives huge advantage in arms, technology, demographics, economics and all else to NATO.

    Because US has disgraced itself in all these smaller unfinished wars, it might prefer a BIG HUGE War against Russia to show off how mighty it is. US can decisively win that one because its full might can destroy any nation.

    And this war might have no effective opposition in the US because anti-war voices were usually from the Left. The Left now hates Russia cuz it's nationalist and traditionalist. Also, new 'leftism' is all about worshiping Homos, and Russia's ban on 'gay marriage' and homo parades makes it worse than under Stalin in eyes of Progs.
    Also, Jews control the US, and they hate Russia cuz they see any gentile nationalism as a brake on total Jewish takeover.
    The presence of homos and trannies in the US military(and even womenfolk) has shielded American militarism from opposition from the Left. The new 'left' now see the US military as Christians once saw 'Christian Soldiers marching as to war'. Now, Progs see US military as homo soldiers marching ASS to war.
    If the Left doesn't oppose the US War Machine, there is no effective movement against it... unless the Right somehow begins a powerful anti-war movement... but it's unlikely since the Right has traditionally been 'support the troops' and 'my country right or wrong'.

    I know Syria means a lot to Russia, but if Russia must let it go to avoid full war with US, it should pull back. Lesson from WWI. Russia should not engaged Germany in that war... even if it risked loss of pride.

    Also, the fall of Assad and takeover of Syria by lunatics will mean the West will have to clean up that stinking mess. It will be another egg on face for the West... like Iraq and Libya.

    The problem has not been winning the wars. It has been winning the peace. Rumsfeld set the US up to fail in Afghanistan and Iraq by having no follow up plan for victory. Shades of Versailles.

    The US attitude in Vietnam was “if you’ve got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow”. Fail.

    Things quietened down in Iraq, when the US started using the tactics that the British had advised at the beginning. Fallujah was a self inflicted wound as was Abu Ghraib.

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    • Replies: @Anon
    With Russia, US only needs to win the peace since US will not occupy it.
  104. @OutWest
    When I worked at the now-gone Eastman Kodak they worked very hard to produce the best product possible. Their mistake was inventing the charge-coupled sensor that is capable of feeding electronic memory. And when I worked at Ball Corp they also worked to provide the best possible beer can, which they still do.

    The problem now is that industrial producers can't gain market traction because distribution is locked in to Chinese supply. And that's the way the Establishment wants it.

    Like EK’s pigment based printer ink. Better colours with archival quality. It was even cheaper. Swamped by dye based cheap stuff from HP and Japan.

    Who is the modern Kodak that has just brought out a camera phone that looks and acts like a camera?

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    • Replies: @OutWest
    I've been gone from Kodak for many years. Was back there a decade or two ago for a fishing trip with the guys I worked with. Everything was shut down and boarded up. Sad.

    I understand that post bankruptcy they are making high end copier/printer products.
  105. @plasmacutter
    I strongly recommend you look up the article on china's coming demographic winter.

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.

    The USA and west in general are being horribly mismanaged, but when it comes to economic contest with east asia, they will win by default due to demographics.

    China, like Europe and the US before it, has a huge number of lower added value manufacturing jobs that can be exported to other places. The FTSE 100 in London went up after Brexit because the big British companies manufacture (and subsequently sell) so much overseas that their pound based earning rose. China has not just South East Asia but East and South Africa too. Their government won’t be so keen about India. China faces an accelerated transition to a finance and service economy.

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    @Philip Owen
    The problem has not been winning the wars. It has been winning the peace. Rumsfeld set the US up to fail in Afghanistan and Iraq by having no follow up plan for victory. Shades of Versailles.

    The US attitude in Vietnam was "if you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow". Fail.

    Things quietened down in Iraq, when the US started using the tactics that the British had advised at the beginning. Fallujah was a self inflicted wound as was Abu Ghraib.

    With Russia, US only needs to win the peace since US will not occupy it.

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  107. @John Jeremiah Smith

    Their 1 child policy is coming home to roost.

    Their population is inverting quickly, their workforce is beginning an exponential contraction, which will cause their economy to collapse.
     
    Not really. There are huge pools of excess population in N. Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia who will work just fine for China.

    Ironic if China had to take millions in from those countries- the Viets, Thai and Burmese at least all had ancestors pushed out of their homelands by the Han and forced to trek south to found new states among the somewhat more aboriginal peoples of SE Asia. I gather the Shan, at least, are still pissed. Maybe the incomers should all go north in the tens of millions and re-establish their homelands.

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  108. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Oops, I meant US only needs to win the WAR since it doesn’t look forward to occupying ?Russia.

    What some hawks in US are looking forward to is victory over Russia in Syria and Ukraine.

    That is doable in Syria.

    It might take some time in Ukraine if Russia decides to occupy huge parts of Ukraine.

    But in a head-to-head military confrontation, US can prevail over Russia decisively.

    And since it will be regarded as a Big War, US can fight without one hand tied behind its back.

    This is why Russia must avoid military confrontation with the US.

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    Deranged murderous fuckwit.
    , @Unz Reader
    I would not assume that the U.S. can easily defeat Russia in a war.

    Hillary gets elected. She orders U.S. jets to attack Syrian troops and Russian advisers on the ground. Russia responds by shooting down a U.S. jet. (Russia is installing surface to air missiles in Syria right now -- very capable, modern weapons.) Congress beats its chest and authorizes Hillary Clinton to do whatever she wants to defeat the perfidious Russkies. (There is no declaration of war, congress doesn't do that anymore. That would require taking on responsibility for the war.) Hillary merrily orders the destruction of Russian jets.

    Putin says, "Enough!" and orders that supersonic anti-ship missiles be fired at U.S. aircraft carriers, which carry the jets attacking his forces. One of the aircraft carriers gets sunk.

    How much further do you want this to go? And don't forget the naval battles are where the U.S. has the advantage. If you think a land invasion of Russia is going to go well for America you're crazy.

    For what purpose are we risking this, so we can replace Assad with a Sunni jihadist approved by Saudi Arabia?
  109. @Anon
    No, I didn't say US could conquer Russia. But it can decisively defeat Russian forces on land, sea, and air. Such show of force would force Russia to negotiate and bow down to US supremacy around the world.

    This is why Russia should avoid full-blown entanglement with the US.

    Some Jews want such a war to teach Russia a lesson once and for all. Also, huge military defeat for Russia would undermine Putin's legitimacy. It's like Nasser survived the 6 Day War, but he never regained his star in the Arab world again. He had to accept Egypt's role as 'bitch of Israel' in the Middle East.

    I don't think those pushing for War against Russia wants to conquer and occupy it militarily. Rather, they want total Russia retreat from world affairs so that US won't have any rival, not in Syria or Iran.
    Another thing. If Russia is humiliated in land, air, and sea, Putin's regime will be shaken, and it may fall from within. It's like Russia's defeat in 1905 war with Japan and 1914 war with Germany fatally weakened the Tsarist regime.

    Russia is a great power but US is a superpower with 20x the economy.

    If Russia must retreat to avoid war, it should. Better to be humiliated without war than with a war that it is sure to lose.

    "Young Americans no longer see themselves as stakeholders in the American Dream as they once did and are less likely to want to die for it, unless defending."

    They are just window-dressing to disarm anti-war 'progressives'.
    US military power is really delivered through technology and logistics.

    It's about using 100 jets to destroy the enemy. It is about using ships to shoot off cruise missiles.

    I have to say I can’t disagree with what you’ve written here though I’m not sure how the future of the US would look either should events unfold as you’ve described. Cheers

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  110. @Anon
    No, I didn't say US could conquer Russia. But it can decisively defeat Russian forces on land, sea, and air. Such show of force would force Russia to negotiate and bow down to US supremacy around the world.

    This is why Russia should avoid full-blown entanglement with the US.

    Some Jews want such a war to teach Russia a lesson once and for all. Also, huge military defeat for Russia would undermine Putin's legitimacy. It's like Nasser survived the 6 Day War, but he never regained his star in the Arab world again. He had to accept Egypt's role as 'bitch of Israel' in the Middle East.

    I don't think those pushing for War against Russia wants to conquer and occupy it militarily. Rather, they want total Russia retreat from world affairs so that US won't have any rival, not in Syria or Iran.
    Another thing. If Russia is humiliated in land, air, and sea, Putin's regime will be shaken, and it may fall from within. It's like Russia's defeat in 1905 war with Japan and 1914 war with Germany fatally weakened the Tsarist regime.

    Russia is a great power but US is a superpower with 20x the economy.

    If Russia must retreat to avoid war, it should. Better to be humiliated without war than with a war that it is sure to lose.

    "Young Americans no longer see themselves as stakeholders in the American Dream as they once did and are less likely to want to die for it, unless defending."

    They are just window-dressing to disarm anti-war 'progressives'.
    US military power is really delivered through technology and logistics.

    It's about using 100 jets to destroy the enemy. It is about using ships to shoot off cruise missiles.

    I found this article which really paints a different picture on Russia’s situation. Worth a squint…

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/europe-beware-russian-slavers-on-the-march/5554641

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  111. @Anon
    Oops, I meant US only needs to win the WAR since it doesn't look forward to occupying ?Russia.

    What some hawks in US are looking forward to is victory over Russia in Syria and Ukraine.

    That is doable in Syria.

    It might take some time in Ukraine if Russia decides to occupy huge parts of Ukraine.

    But in a head-to-head military confrontation, US can prevail over Russia decisively.

    And since it will be regarded as a Big War, US can fight without one hand tied behind its back.

    This is why Russia must avoid military confrontation with the US.

    Deranged murderous fuckwit.

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  112. @Philip Owen
    Like EK's pigment based printer ink. Better colours with archival quality. It was even cheaper. Swamped by dye based cheap stuff from HP and Japan.

    Who is the modern Kodak that has just brought out a camera phone that looks and acts like a camera?

    I’ve been gone from Kodak for many years. Was back there a decade or two ago for a fishing trip with the guys I worked with. Everything was shut down and boarded up. Sad.

    I understand that post bankruptcy they are making high end copier/printer products.

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  113. I’m voting for the Blowhard Against Corruption. I’m sure Trump will suck, but in a way that is delightfully different from how previous presidents have sucked. I don’t give him better than 40% odds of winning, but if he does it will be fine to hear the gnashing of teeth and the wails of despair among all the high and the great.

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  114. @Anon
    Oops, I meant US only needs to win the WAR since it doesn't look forward to occupying ?Russia.

    What some hawks in US are looking forward to is victory over Russia in Syria and Ukraine.

    That is doable in Syria.

    It might take some time in Ukraine if Russia decides to occupy huge parts of Ukraine.

    But in a head-to-head military confrontation, US can prevail over Russia decisively.

    And since it will be regarded as a Big War, US can fight without one hand tied behind its back.

    This is why Russia must avoid military confrontation with the US.

    I would not assume that the U.S. can easily defeat Russia in a war.

    Hillary gets elected. She orders U.S. jets to attack Syrian troops and Russian advisers on the ground. Russia responds by shooting down a U.S. jet. (Russia is installing surface to air missiles in Syria right now — very capable, modern weapons.) Congress beats its chest and authorizes Hillary Clinton to do whatever she wants to defeat the perfidious Russkies. (There is no declaration of war, congress doesn’t do that anymore. That would require taking on responsibility for the war.) Hillary merrily orders the destruction of Russian jets.

    Putin says, “Enough!” and orders that supersonic anti-ship missiles be fired at U.S. aircraft carriers, which carry the jets attacking his forces. One of the aircraft carriers gets sunk.

    How much further do you want this to go? And don’t forget the naval battles are where the U.S. has the advantage. If you think a land invasion of Russia is going to go well for America you’re crazy.

    For what purpose are we risking this, so we can replace Assad with a Sunni jihadist approved by Saudi Arabia?

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    For what purpose are we risking this, so we can replace Assad with a Sunni jihadist approved by Saudi Arabia?
     
    Of course not. The 0,1% can't sustain their position in a Democracy as this election is showing, so they urgently need Totalitarianism in the US. They tried for it on 9/11 (and failed) but a war with Russia would serve the purpose and enable a US "Emergency Regime" (dictatorship).
  115. @Unz Reader
    I would not assume that the U.S. can easily defeat Russia in a war.

    Hillary gets elected. She orders U.S. jets to attack Syrian troops and Russian advisers on the ground. Russia responds by shooting down a U.S. jet. (Russia is installing surface to air missiles in Syria right now -- very capable, modern weapons.) Congress beats its chest and authorizes Hillary Clinton to do whatever she wants to defeat the perfidious Russkies. (There is no declaration of war, congress doesn't do that anymore. That would require taking on responsibility for the war.) Hillary merrily orders the destruction of Russian jets.

    Putin says, "Enough!" and orders that supersonic anti-ship missiles be fired at U.S. aircraft carriers, which carry the jets attacking his forces. One of the aircraft carriers gets sunk.

    How much further do you want this to go? And don't forget the naval battles are where the U.S. has the advantage. If you think a land invasion of Russia is going to go well for America you're crazy.

    For what purpose are we risking this, so we can replace Assad with a Sunni jihadist approved by Saudi Arabia?

    For what purpose are we risking this, so we can replace Assad with a Sunni jihadist approved by Saudi Arabia?

    Of course not. The 0,1% can’t sustain their position in a Democracy as this election is showing, so they urgently need Totalitarianism in the US. They tried for it on 9/11 (and failed) but a war with Russia would serve the purpose and enable a US “Emergency Regime” (dictatorship).

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