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From the Washington Post:

In France and online, extremists put centrism to the torch

By Max Boot, Columnist, December 8 at 12:25 PM

Weekend after weekend, French President Emmanuel Macron is dealing with sometimes violent protests from a populist movement known as the gilets jaunes (yellow vests). The protesters were galvanized by a plan to raise gasoline taxes, but they are still out in the streets even though the gas tax increase has been suspended. Now they’re demanding, among other things, default on the public debt, exit from the European Union and NATO, and less immigration. I’m dealing with a piece of the online fallout — and in the process learning a dispiriting lesson about how hard it is for a political leader to pursue a moderate path in an age of extremes.

On Dec. 3, amid pictures of burning cars and tear gas in Paris, I woke up to find incessant Twitter criticism of an article I’d written. This was hardly shocking; I’m attacked online all the time. What surprised me was that I was being attacked for a Commentary article published 18 months earlier, shortly after Macron’s election. I posted it on Twitter on June 15, 2017, with the headline: “To defeat populism, America needs its own Macron — a charismatic leader who can make centrism cool.”

This tweet has now earned me a torrent of online abuse. Sean Davis, the co-founder of a pro-Trump website, tweeted: “This 2017 column is a riot.” The right-wing actor James Woods retweeted the article with the gloating tag line: “Twitter is beautiful.” Left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald apparently thought my article was so ridiculous he retweeted it without any comment at all. Breitbart’s former London editor wrote: “This aged well, didn’t it, @maxboot?”

I was struck by how many versions of the same criticism were repeated by anonymous trolls, and it made me wonder if Russian bots were involved. When I suggested as much in a tweet, I earned a rebuke from the right-wing British conspiracy-monger Katie Hopkins, who has lost her Mail Online column but retains 882,000 Twitter followers: “The world thinks you are a cockwomble, sir. If you are looking for someone to blame — find a mirror darling.” I have no idea what a “cockwomble” is, but it doesn’t sound like a compliment.

Urban Dictionary offers: “Cockwomble: (noun) A person, usually male, prone to making outrageously stupid statements and/or inappropriate behaviour while generally having a very high opinion of their own wisdom and importance.”

The irony is that some of the Twitter accounts scoffing at my questions about bots had so few followers that they might be bots themselves.

Back to Boot:

I asked the information warfare expert Molly McKew what was going on. She replied: “Major Russian info campaign on the Yellow Jackets/Vests protests, so you just kicked the wrong hornets. Over the weekend all the ‘Syria’ accounts were tweeting about how French had snipers on the rooftops to shoot the demonstrators.” The Hamilton 68 website, which tracks Russian disinformation online, confirmed that two of the top Russian hashtags were “giletsjaune” and “France.” Among the Russians cheerleading the protests online is the notorious fascist and pro-Putin ideologue Alexander Dugin. Meanwhile, Russian state media outlets such as RT were hyping chaos in Paris as if it were a “color” revolution.

My impression from reading the newspapers going back to 1968 is that the French like fighting in the streets a lot more than the Anglo world does and have been doing it long before Russian tweets. Here’s a 1968 song in which an Englishman disapproves of the French prenchant:

I would guess (not that I understand France) that probably not much that’s dramatic in the short run will come of these protests because, unlike a well-planned “color” revolution, they appear to be genuinely bottom-up and lacking in elite leadership. I’m reminded of the blue collar protests in Iran last December that excited and baffled American observers for a few weeks, and then more or less went away.

But, what do I know about France?

As for Max Boot, well, he is just the gift that keeps on giving. Thanks, Bezos!

Update: Commenter Brit explains “cockwomble” to Americans:

Re: “cockwomble”: I’m sorry to differ with you, sir, but it’s not an actual slang term that has a proper definition, although the fellow at Urban Dictionary does at least convey something of the proper spirit in which it would be used. But he’s far too precise and specific. “Cockwomble” is basically just calling someone a “cock”, with a nonsense suffix. Brits love nonsense words (cf. all British comedy), so appending “womble” to “cock” makes perfect sense to them.

Americans aren’t really into nonsense words, but Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is perhaps the most venerable American practitioner of nonsense:

(I had hoped to prove this contention with reference to all the myriad ways Brits might make new words out of “cock” and something nonsensical, but it’s beyond my Google powers at the moment. I had thought to use Urban Dictionary’s list of words, but of course, being crowdsourced, they have an infinite supply, and they don’t all sound British.)

“Cockwomble” conveys a similar idea to the word “muppet”, which makes sense since they’re both referencing children’s TV from the 70′s that had puppets in.

“Cock” in this usage might possibly have a nuance missing to American ears, I don’t know. Hopkins doesn’t mean Boot is a dick, i.e. rather unpleasant. He’s a cock, i.e. unpleasant, yes, but more annoying, perhaps stupid, with a connotation of silly. (Possibly related is the third definition here.) She might as easily have called him an “arse” or a “tit”. Looking at some of the ways those words are used in phrases or as verbs ought to give a clue as to how Brits use them. They are mild insults, to be used over trivial matters, say, if your co-worker annoys you. If one felt strongly about the insultee, these words would generally not be apposite; unless one wished to convey an air of bemusement or detachment, one would reach for something stronger.

 
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  1. Svigor says:

    Meanwhile, Russian state media outlets such as RT were hyping chaos in Paris as if it were a “color” revolution.

    Pffft! Such a ridiculous comparison!

    Oligarchs didn’t fund the Yellow Vests. They’re a real populist uprising.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Fredrik
    , @El Dato
  2. Max, if you look around the room and you can’t spot the cockwomble, you’re the cockwomble.

    • Agree: meh
    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  3. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    • Replies: @fnn
  4. Anon[362] • Disclaimer says:

    OT/The Jewish Daily Forward reports that jews from Boratstan are getting into fights with Blacks and Latinos in NYC public schools:

    There have been numerous fights between Bukharian Jews and other students at a New York high school, with one teenager in the hospital, the Queens Chronicle reported Thursday.

    A 16-year-old Bukharian Jewish boy and yeshiva student was beaten by a groups of teenagers, allegedly Forest Hills High School students, on November 29 and is still in the hospital with deep bruises and cuts on his head, the Chronicle reported.

    Bukharian Jewish leaders (Jews of the Mizrahi branch from Central Asia) met with elected officials and the community at Beth Gavriel synagogue and yeshiva last Sunday to discuss several recent incident and consequent fears.

    Sources said that on November 28, two Bukharian kids were harassed but didn’t report it to police. The following day, Bukharian, African-American and Hispanic students from Forest Hills High reportedly fought in the street.

    On the morning of November 30, teenage Bukharian Jews, Hispanics and African Americans fought again. Twelve were arrested, including eight Bukharian Jews for “unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct for refusing to disperse.”

    None of these fights were viewed as a hate crime, drawing criticism from local officials and Bukharian leaders.

    “We have to get the police and the city and the DA to charge these crimes as hate crimes,” city councilman Rory Lancman told the Chronicle.

    David Mordukhaev of the Alliance of Bukharian Americans said students from the high school don’t have class on Saturdays, when 400 to 500 Bukharian Jews are praying at Beth Gavriel, one block away. He claimed both worshippers and students are frequently harassed.

    “This fighting has been going on for too long,” he said.

    Read more: https://forward.com/fast-forward/415652/bukharian-jews-targeted-by-high-school-students-in-queens/

  5. J.Ross says: • Website

    The protesters were galvanized by a plan to raise gasoline taxes, but they are still out in the streets even though the gas tax increase has been suspended.

    Y-y-y-yeah … it’s almost like suspending it is not the same thing as repealing it.

    Now they’re demanding

    Max is academically correct because people claiming to be the leaders of the movement have released a formal twenty-item list of demands the other day, but dissatisfaction with the EU and seeking Macron’s resignation were there from the beginning. As far as leaving NATO goes, well, have the French really been in NATO?

    Left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald apparently thought my article was so ridiculous he retweeted it without any comment at all.

    I liked Greenwald as a leftist and I still like him now that I’m an evil blood-soaked Nazi who listens to hate music.

    [anyone who doubts the genius and propriety of the globalist order is a Russian bot]

    Bip’ bup’.

    as if it were a “color” revolution

    WUN DAT BE SOME POETIC JUSTICE?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Svigor
  6. Hail says: • Website

    it made me wonder if Russian bots were involved

    Godwin, of Godwin’s Law fame, must be somewhere looking on and laughing.

  7. meh says:

    Godwin, of Godwin’s Law fame, must be somewhere looking on and laughing.

    beep boop beep

    Ten out of ten Russian bots agree: Max Boot is a cockwomble.

    beep boop beep

  8. donut says:

    “how hard it is for a political leader to pursue a moderate path in an age of extremes.”
    What an asshole .

    • Agree: L Woods, RVBlake
    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
  9. So, Max, the plan is to call for moderation in the face of extremism? Grab the vaseline.

  10. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:

    Neurosis that comes from being a Jewish Supremacist hiding behind ‘moderate-centrist progressivism’. Neurosis that comes from being a paranoid conspiracy theory-peddler bitching about other conspiracy theorists.

    What is Max Boot’s real name?

  11. Funny to see Molly McKew’s name come up so much in the news. When I was at AEI in the late Bush years, Molly was there as a glorified scheduler/admin for Dany Pletka, who runs the foreign policy program. Totally undistinguished. The team there (plus allies like Max Boot) loved Misha Saakashvili because he combined giddiness about democracy in the Middle East with hatred of Soviet and Putinist Russia. Looks like she hasn’t moved on much. Who’s hyping a “color” revolution now?

  12. Mr. Anon says:

    I’m dealing with a piece of the online fallout — and in the process learning a dispiriting lesson about how hard it is for a political leader to pursue a moderate path in an age of extremes.

    Max Boot fancies himself a moderate. He’s advocated war upon numerous countries – his remedy for nearly every problem is “drop bombs on it”. This he calls “moderation”.

    • Agree: vinny
    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  13. I suspect Steve Sailer and the other dumb whites who post here are Russian bots. It’s a fact proven by the FBI that nationalists, racists and anti-semites are Russian bots at least 63% of the time.

  14. “To defeat populism, America needs its own Macron — a charismatic leader who can make centrism cool.”

    Do we have someone so charismatic he married his schoolteacher? Vili Fualaau may be available, having just divorced Mary Kay Letourneau..

  15. Anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    “This fighting has been going on for too long,”

    But why? I thought Jews and blacks love one another and are united against ‘evil white racists’. Since Jews love blacks and hate whites so much, I suggest all libby-dib Jews go integrate with more blacks.

  16. Anon[191] • Disclaimer says:

    OT

    Minneapolis is allowing triplexes to be built in single-family dwelling-zoned areas, which amount to three-quarters of the city:

    https://slate.com/business/2018/12/minneapolis-single-family-zoning-housing-racism.html

    Single family dwelling zoning is apparently universally acknowledged to be a “government-endorsed and sanctioned racist system.” I’m not seeing any pushback on this anywhere online.

    I see this as Section 8 light:

    — People in duplexes and triplexes are not going to be as motivated as those in freestanding houses to keep up the property.

    — I don’t know it the law restricts this, but in most places duplexes and triplexes are bought as an investment and rented out, although sometimes the owner lives in a unit (but from my experience owning real estate, you generally don’t want to know your tenant, and using a property manager as an intermediary is worth the cost).

    — Parking? Noise?

    — This is simply mixing people of different classes together (which, yes, in the United States is not uncorrelated with race). People in different classes, on average, are not simply the same blank slate humanoids who just happened to catch different random breaks. There are behavioral differences. Zoning is not racial discrimination. It’s discrimination against poor people. Anyone of any race can live there who can afford it. Being able to afford it correlates with having similar social norms and behavior.

    How did this slide through the political process? I cannot believe that the majority of the city’s residents wanted this. It’s just another example of EU-style “We know better than you” government. Lefty academics produce tendentious research that lefty bureaucrats use to justify lefty policies that are implemented by regulatory bodies that are not elected, and elected politicians are far enough removed from the process that their involvement is forgotten by the next election.

  17. I know how to get rid of Boot – start forwarding Lihn Dim’s articles about how great life is anywhere but the US. Boot’ll be set up in a lake side bungalow in Tenochtitlan drinking mescal with Kiko Reed and raising little Bootito’s in no time.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  18. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anon

    I love how the newcomers show no sign of understanding that “hate crime” is an un-American and anti-Constitutional heresy that isn’t really legitimate. “This looks like it would be useful to me — I want it now!” This is the immigrant attitude toward laws and institutions. They think that “proposition nation” paradoxically means “geographical accident.” Hopefully their Western cousins can explain to them that “hate crimes” are for controlling white people: shaking down or shaming a black or mestizo doesn’t work.

    • Agree: bomag, ben tillman, densa
  19. Anonymous[577] • Disclaimer says:
    @Svigor

    Interesting point by MG at Those Who Can See:

    ” And here’s the cherry on the cake–I looked up the etymology of ‘gilet’, and it turns out it comes from an Arab word, ‘jalikah’, which meant ‘shirt worn by Christian galley slaves.’ I can assure you that many Frenchmen today feel like galley slaves working to support a parasitical Muslim underclass!”

  20. @Anon

    Beats getting the shit kicked out of you all the time. The Albanians in the Bronx don’t put up with that crap either, neither do the Uzbeks and Georgians and Russians in Brooklyn. Their parents are busy carrying out large-scale Medicaid and Medicare fraud and driving around Mercs and Beamers while they buy groceries with their EBT.

    Eastern European immigrants aren’t building cucksheds for their wife’s boyfriend:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/07/style/modern-love-when-a-boyfriend-joins-the-marriage.html

  21. Big Bill says:
    @Anon

    So kick the black students out of Horace Mann (Riverdale) and take some Bokharan Jews as replacements.

    Hell, Bokharan Jews are WAY more diverse than some NYC black. And you will be helping your fellow Jews.

  22. fish says:
    @Tiny Duck.

    Ohs Tinys….

    I be slipping U my rushin not! Heh!

    Pentode “ I be needin an outlet” Pitttttsssssssss

  23. Luke F. says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Do we have someone so charismatic he married his schoolteacher? Vili Fualaau may be available, having just divorced Mary Kay Letourneau..

    God, what I would’ve given to be victimized by 20 to 30-something woman teachers when I was a kid! Or simply be given the chance to go back with my 40+ years of life experience into my younger self and try to seduce these women teachers!

  24. Lagertha says:
    @Harry Baldwin

    Hahaaa! We are too old – few people (well, Steve knows) even here, know who Vili & wily Ms. schoolteacher, Ms. Letourneau, were! However, I loathe Max and enjoy watching him burn….he is such a loathsome creature – no wonder Glenn (J’adore Glenn) didn’t even waste type! – he, of all people, who always types to the limit on Twitter. That there, hurt Max more. If Glenn thinks he is stupid and venal, it’s gotta hurt.

    OT: Macron probably never heard this song because he was too young:

    And, Macron is seriously, the most foolish guy the Central Banks of Europe could have picked to be president of France. France has always been rebellious. I can’t wait until some yellow-vest dude or dudette, brings in a papier-mache’ guillotine to one of their car-b-ques! Mon Dieu! it is not the Africans and Arabs rioting in the streets!?!!!

  25. L Woods says:
    @Luke F.

    And no dude their own age was good enough because…?

  26. Bugg says:

    Did Boot ever consider the possibility that he is in fact a cockwomble? He is a cuck so…

  27. Tiny Duck says:
    @Luke F.

    The truth is that white girls cannot resist Men if Color

    Boot is right. We NEEDwdr with russia

  28. @Anon

    I don’t know what a Bukharian Jew is, but my money is on the Blacks in a street fight.

    • Replies: @BB753
    , @PiltdownMan
    , @Ibound1
    , @AP
  29. @Anon

    When I lived in Northeast Minneapolis the condo developments were all full of Somalis. I’m sure this is a scam for real estate developers to extract government and non profit housing subsidies by bringing many new vibrant neighbors to mostly white Minneapolis neighborhoods

  30. “kicked the wrong hornets”?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  31. @Bugg

    He’s not a cuck, he’s a cuckoo. Anglo society was duped into adopting his ilk.

    His words and actions are entirely in keeping with an ethnocentric worldview, just not yours or mine.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    , @SMK
  32. @Anon

    Libby-dibs are secular, if not outright agnostic/atheist. The ultra-Orthies don’t mix with anyone, and tend to be politically Conservative.

  33. Anonymous[113] • Disclaimer says:

    The lies always begin immediately with these “journolists”…

    Max describes Macron as a moderate. Huge lie. Macron is actually a radical extremist globalist banker puppet.

    If Macron were moderate his job approval would not be 18%. Only unhinged radicalism gets you that low.

    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
  34. snorlax says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    The cuckshed was for himself; his wife’s boyfriend got the bedroom.

    • LOL: BB753
  35. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Roderick Spode

    Translation: “The criticism you are suffering is a confirmation of your nobility and bravery, because you figured out that Immanuel Sweaty Blacks And Austerity Macron would be a popular leader if not for the nefarious Vladimir Putin.”

    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
  36. @Luke F.

    LOL at 0:45. The psychologist blah blah blahs about childhood but the graphic designer superimposed his own idea about what’s in these women’s minds.

    These situations aten’t very complicated, the suggestion that 16 year old guys “can’t handle” sex is ludricrous, and the whole thing puts other “power imbalance” claims into perspective. Harvey was a creep and abuser, but most of the time life is more complicated.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  37. @Anon

    I read this news of yours with a smile on my face. Sorry, I just couldn’t help it, though, suffice it to say, I don’t live in Minneapolis (don’t we have a couple of regular posters who live up there?)

    The nice white ladies of Minne-sew-tah, doncha know, have really gone and done it now. It sounds like their Somalian pet project has gotten out of hand. The experiment went wrong when leftists in local government combined with the racial power politics of this black crowd to overturn that zoning deal that they had for the last, what, century or something?

    I know you had a deal, but rule-of-law, zoning rules, etc. are not part of the Somalian culture. “But, but, … we had a deal here, Wade….”

    .

    I guess Mary Tyler Moore’s house will be OK. It’s already a tri-plex, with Rhoda on the bottom, Mary on top, and that ditsy blond landlady … she can watch …

  38. Thank you for passing along another new word today, Mr. Sailer. Along with “cromulent” from a commenter on the last thread (heard it before, but never have used it – use it or lose it), I feel Eddie-fried.

    To get 1/2-way serious, that seems to be the problem with these tweets. Besides the ease of quickly spouting out some BS in the middle of the night, cough, cough, you too, Mr. President, cough, the stuff is there years later for all to make fun of. Granted, that’s the same for lots of on-line stuff, such as this comment …

    I haven’t been keeping up as much as I should with the French protests. America/Americans has/have never done this general strike thing, which was, on the whole, a good thing. However, it is heartening to see the regular people make these demands. I don’t know what it will take other than a severe economic crash for Americans to ever get out on the streets like this. They have (or think they have) too much to lose.

    I guess Mr. Boot is not down with this populism thing. He must miss the days of the old Soviet Iron fist (up his ….)

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  39. Anonymous[347] • Disclaimer says:

    The opinion has been that real popular protests don’t mean much. This is false and is an over reading of a particular stretch of the 20th century.

    It’s true that in the 20th century most political movements were fabricated. But if you look back further, say to the age of Andrew Jackson, there were real popular movements that changed things. And even now, gun rights groups have certainly changed real politics. Anyway, I suspect we are about to see an upswing of authentic popular movements all over the Western world.

  40. @Luke F.

    Van Halen LIKED this comment:

    Man, don’t you miss the 1980’s too?!

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
  41. @Tiny Duck.

    It’s a fact proven by the FBI that nationalists, racists and anti-semites are Russian bots at least 63% of the time.

    OK, men, round up the usual bots.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @MikeatMikedotMike
  42. BB753 says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Is this Jewish couple sure their marriage is still kosher with a live-in boyfriend? Or going public over this situation in the NYT?

  43. @MikeatMikedotMike

    Ha, I read the one column in which I thought he was saying goodbye. I suspected Mr. Dim was very much as you describe. I am not sure how Mr. Boot and Mr. Reed would get along once Boot’s got a few cervecas in him and starts talking moderation.

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  44. BB753 says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Not in a one-on-one fight. Bokharian Jews look like tough guys with golden chains. Like Armenians.

    • Replies: @Mis(ter)Anthrope
  45. Fredrik says:
    @Svigor

    The massive police presence points to that. It looks like the yellow vests indeed are normal people and that scares the elite.

  46. @Tiny Duck.

    Where is the jumbled, incomprehensible spelling we expect from td? I suspect you are a duck bot 100% of the time.

  47. Maciano says:

    Max Boot is Jeff Bezos way of broadcasting that Jews can be incredibly stupid and clueless. Just like all peoples, de-mythologizing the impervious Jewish conspiracy.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @BB753
  48. Clyde says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    We have Muslim immigration where I live. I see more Muslim women clad in drapery than 10 years ago. I sure hope they were only visiting, but I saw two with the 100% full burka with slits for the eyes. First time I ever saw this. As for your Somalis they have the heat cranked up high, tropical level heat, courtesy of Gov’t welfare programs/ Easily the worst immigrants refugees whatever. Being ignorant of portable electrical heaters they also start fires when the cold comes in.

  49. I wouldn’t underestimate them Steve. The French have a long tradition of sustained, aggressive protests and this isn’t a one off. French farm protests have been steadily increasing over the last few years and Macron’s political incompetence/arrogance has added fuel to an already volatile situation.

    Interesting times.

  50. El Dato says:
    @Svigor

    Anyone have an *actual instance* of RT hyping this as a “color revolution” outside of the projecting neocon mind?

    RT output is actually very factual and calm. Yesterday they had more fun with an article showing an Ukrainian paratrooper with the insignia of the 3rd SS Tank Division on his uniform while Poroshenko was having a photo-op.

    RT had some cameras live in Paris yesterday. One could play “spot the Antifa” (rare)

    • Replies: @Bill
  51. Brit says:

    Re: “cockwomble”: I’m sorry to differ with you, sir, but it’s not an actual slang term that has a proper definition, although the fellow at Urban Dictionary does at least convey something of the proper spirit in which it would be used. But he’s far too precise and specific. “Cockwomble” is basically just calling someone a “cock”, with a nonsense suffix. Brits love nonsense words (cf. all British comedy), so appending “womble” to “cock” makes perfect sense to them.

    (I had hoped to prove this contention with reference to all the myriad ways Brits might make new words out of “cock” and something nonsensical, but it’s beyond my Google powers at the moment. I had thought to use Urban Dictionary’s list of words, but of course, being crowdsourced, they have an infinite supply, and they don’t all sound British.)

    “Cockwomble” conveys a similar idea to the word “muppet”, which makes sense since they’re both referencing children’s TV from the 70’s that had puppets in.

    “Cock” in this usage might possibly have a nuance missing to American ears, I don’t know. Hopkins doesn’t mean Boot is a dick, i.e. rather unpleasant. He’s a cock, i.e. unpleasant, yes, but more annoying, perhaps stupid, with a connotation of silly. (Possibly related is the third definition here.) She might as easily have called him an “arse” or a “tit”. Looking at some of the ways those words are used in phrases or as verbs ought to give a clue as to how Brits use them. They are mild insults, to be used over trivial matters, say, if your co-worker annoys you. If one felt strongly about the insultee, these words would generally not be apposite; unless one wished to convey an air of bemusement or detachment, one would reach for something stronger.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  52. Tyrion 2 says:

    Option A: Max Boot is a Russian bot deviously designed by the Russians to utterly discredit the media class in preperatiom for the PutinPutsch.

    Option B: Max Boot is a cockwomble.

    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @Harold
  53. @Nigerian Nationalist

    “If you guys care or anything.”

    For once you have a point. I’m hoping it won’t come to that – indeed it’s the 200 signatories who should lie uneasy in their beds, were there justice in the world.

    “Mouhot said Carl’s writings included associations between cousin-marriage and electoral fraud within Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in Britain.”

    Perish the thought.

    Slightly OT, but while looking for “biraderi” (the clan system which determined where the votes go) I found Ben Judah’s account of political campaigning in Bradford, formerly Yorkshire.

    “How does the politics of Bradford work?

    It would take me much longer than I’ve got to explain biraderi politics in Bradford, clan-based politics, and people actually do deliver 20, 30, 50 votes. Through their extended families, what tends to happen is, the kind of head of the household, or the kind of head of the clan, makes a decision how they’ll vote. So if somebody, in I don’t know, Penge (South London) said I could deliver you 50 votes you would laugh. But here . . . it’s true. They deliver bundles of votes.

    The Pakistanis here,” says McKay, “by and large almost to a man and woman are from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir (the part of Kashmir administered by Pakistan) — so there’s an extensive family network, links, clan-based networks. In a way that doesn’t really apply elsewhere, that I can think of, not even in East London, where there’s Bangladeshis and they all come from Sylhet. It’s not to the same extent as it is here.

    You have to understand the politics at work,” says McKay, “the mosques are very important, and the way the community operates religiously through the mosques, because Bradford West (is) probably 60 percent Asian, maybe higher. Much more so than in the other constituencies in Bradford. The Asians are by and large in this — in three or four wards.

    His tone is matter-of-fact anthropological.

    Kashmiris and Bangladeshis are two of Britain’s least successful migrant groups. But both are remarkably well organized politically — and have captured local Labour party machines, becoming the new bloc votes in the ethnic neighborhoods of London, Birmingham and Bradford.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  54. El Dato says:
    @Luke F.

    15 is kinda young.

    But 18-year olds have permission to drop napalm on villagers, so I guess they are strong enough to handle sex.

  55. @Mr. Anon

    He’s what Tariq Ali would call ‘a radical centrist’.

  56. @Tiny Duck.

    See! Ducky can punctuate as long as he is writing BEFORE he gets into the Olde English 800s.

  57. @Tiny Duck

    And now the Olde English 800 begins to kick in.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  58. LondonBob says:
    @Luke F.

    Amusing, I first heard cockwomble many years ago, not really heard it before or since so assumed he had just made it up.

    Still Max shouldn’t be so upset, Trump’s administration is almost completely neocon now, Israel first. Trump doesn’t seem to have learned a thing as to how government works.

  59. @Hypnotoad666

    I don’t know what a Bukharian Jew is, but my money is on the Blacks in a street fight.

    I don’t know about present day Bukharan Jew schoolkids, but here are some circa 1905, in Samarkand, photographed by the pioneer Russian color photographer, Sergei Produkin Gorsky,

    Earlier this year, The New York Times had a rather nice photo essay about the few remaining ones.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/07/world/asia/uzbekistan-bukhara-jews.html

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    , @J.Ross
  60. Bill P says:

    These protests are the beginning of a paradigm shift in the West. The French youth have become hostile to their 68er elite overlords and everything they stand for. Macron, despite his “youth,” is a 68er puppet. He’s married to one of them, after all.

    I met a young Frenchman not too long ago on his way to work in the Alberta tar sands. He was a former soldier, and this was the only way he could find a decent job. The young man was broke and had missed his bus, so I bought him a sandwich and offered him a ride to the next bus. He was a very nice, clean-cut, handsome guy– the kind you’d think they’d want to keep in France.

    He said he was from Marseille, and his city had been ruined by immigration. He felt like a foreigner in his hometown. His frustration was palpable, and touching, so I made some effort to show him some kindness.

    I hope he’s doing alright and making a good wage in the oil fields, but I can only imagine how things are for millions like him back home.

    We are just beginning to hear about these people. There will be much more to come.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @PiltdownMan
    , @BB753
    , @Pontius
  61. donut says:
    @Luke F.

    I’m surprised at myself but I actually disapprove . Fantasies are one thing but this is wrong .

  62. @Tiny Duck.

    And 26% of bots are FBI informants.

    • Replies: @backup
  63. El Dato says:
    @Nigerian Nationalist

    https://quillette.com/2018/12/07/academics-mobbing-of-a-young-scholar-must-be-denounced/

    Three hundred academics from around the world, many of them professors, have signed an open letter denouncing Dr Carl and demanding that the University of Cambridge “immediately conduct an investigation into the appointment process” on the grounds that his work is “ethically suspect” and “methodologically flawed.” The letter states: “we are shocked that a body of work that includes vital errors in data analysis and interpretation appears to have been taken seriously.” Yet the letter contains no evidence of any academic misconduct. It does not include a single reference to any of Dr Carl’s papers, let alone any papers that are “ethically suspect” or “methodologically flawed.”

    Rampant Maoism.

    Who signs?

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqiHicJXPCWPZVXKdhyPTO9jHFgdXV08WdA6nPf0_k2j5Xvw/viewform

    As usual most signatories will just read the inflammatory blurb. Mathematics & Physics Profs have something to say here? About methodological flaws in empirical studies? REALLY?

    “Hundreds of student signatories not advertised but will shortly be.”

    Why do do students even get to have a say? Don’t they have to do Antifa patrol?

  64. @Achmed E. Newman

    Somalians, the gift that keeps on giving. Which we have President Bush to thank for. At least it’s omly Minnesota and Maine that are affected. I just don’t hear about them any place else.

  65. @Anonymous

    I don’t think his recent shenanigans with those shirtless young men of color helped his image much.

  66. Anon[233] • Disclaimer says:

    Nonsense

  67. @Achmed E. Newman

    One 1980s song about teacher deserves another.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  68. El Dato says:
    @J.Ross

    As far as leaving NATO goes, well, have the French really been in NATO?

    Yes:

    https://otan.delegfrance.org/France-and-NATO-presentation-1217

    In 1966, France decided to withdraw from the integrated military command of the Alliance. This decision did not in any way call into question the French commitment to participate in the collective defence of the Alliance: according to General de Gaulle’s formulation, it was a question of “modifying the form of our Alliance without altering its substance”.

    France’s solidarity with its Allies did not fade during the Cold War’s times of tension, from the Cuban missile crisis to that of the “euromissiles”, during which France supported the deployment by NATO of Pershing missiles in the Federal Republic of Germany in response to the deployment of SS-20 Soviet nuclear missiles.

    But then

    The French decision of full participation to NATO, announced by the President of the Republic in June 2008 during the debates on the White paper on national defence, had two objectives: on the one hand, to increase our presence and influence in the Alliance; on the other hand, to facilitate the strengthening of the Europe of defence by removing any ambiguity about possible competition between the two organizations.

    After that, joyous bombardments in Lybia etc.

  69. @Bill P

    The French youth have become hostile to their 68er elite overlords and everything they stand for. Macron, despite his “youth,” is a 68er puppet.

    Dix-Huitards wish to overthrow Soixante-Huitards.

  70. @Anon

    In my opinion most liberals only love blacks from a safe distance. Even most black liberals live in areas, where there are comparatively few blacks.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  71. vinny says:
    @Anon

    The kids today are downwardly mobile and housing prices are nuts. The option to convert a place into a duplex gives young homeowners more freedom to do what they want with their own property (instead of government regulated housing types) along with the ability to diversify their cash flows.

    Besides, if people are opposed to lessening regulation and giving people more small-scale economic freedom..
    well, people who are uncomfortable with a few duplexes on their street already live in St Paul or other suburbs.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  72. BB753 says:
    @Bill P

    I wouldn’t trust the French military or any military to side with the people, for that matter, but the all-powerful French Gendarmerie stands largely with the protestors and many if not most vote Front National. And these guys carry rifles and ride armored vehicles and are virtually everywhere.

    • Replies: @Lurker
    , @Kratoklastes
  73. eah says:

    • Replies: @eah
  74. bomag says:
    @Anon

    “This fighting has been going on for too long,” he said.

    Game theory distinguishes between finite and infinite games.

    We’ve got an infinite game going on here.

    “The violence will continue until moral improves.”

  75. bomag says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Classic movie scene.

    Based on this scene, I’ve coined the phrase “Fargo frost” to describe a thick layer of icy frost on a windshield that is difficult to scrape.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  76. @donut

    “how hard it is for a political leader to pursue a moderate path in an age of extremes.”

    What an asshole .

    A lot of this “Russian bot” dissembling is about Boot and the rest refusing to accept that their “moderate path” is radical, culture and society rending, oligarch-enriching, despair-generating aggression and normal people are noticing.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  77. A centrist has no guiding philosophy of governance. A centrist is just in it for the money.

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
    , @Anonymous
  78. Anonymous[205] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    On the morning of November 30, teenage Bukharian Jews, Hispanics and African Americans fought again.

    Our new country’s gonna be great!

    • Replies: @Pontius
  79. @Maciano

    That’s a pretty interesting “Magic Christian” type of conjecture: the World’s Richest Man has decided to shatter the stereotype of Jews being smart by promoting Max Boot’s career.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_Christian_(film)

    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
    , @J.Ross
  80. Anonymous[205] • Disclaimer says:
    @bomag

    We’ve got an infinite game going on here.

    What do you mean?

    • Replies: @bomag
  81. Aardvark says:

    I wonder if Cockwombles use Russian bots as an invisible form of child control?
    “You better eat you carrots or Russian bot will hack in to your iPhone and ruin it!”.

    • Replies: @Lurker
  82. @Anon

    Max Boot.

    His father Alexander Boot is highly conservative rather than neoconservative:

    http://www.alexanderboot.com/

  83. Anon[233] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Boot doesn’t sound Jewish or Russian. German origin?

  84. Hunsdon says:
    @PiltdownMan

    I have really liked Prokudin Gorsky’s photographs since I ran across them back in the early days of this century! Fascinating ethnological stuff.

  85. @Anon

    Max Boot.

    His father Alexander Boot is a genuine conservative:

    http://www.alexanderboot.com/

    • Replies: @Alec Leamas
  86. Here’s the thing: Max is either a complete idiot or a raging, anti-gentile Jew whose public arguments and opinions on geopolitics and the US’ role in them are just a smokescreen to accommodate the creation of the so called “greater Israel.”

    Reading his column it’s pretty obvious he’s just a gosh darn moron.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @WHAT
    , @Art Deco
  87. fnn says:
    @Anon

    How do you graduate from high school at age 16 due to “social promotion”?

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

    Friedkin attended public schools in Chicago. He enrolled at Senn High School, where he played basketball well enough to consider turning professional. Friedkin was not a serious student and barely received grades good enough to graduate, which he did at the age of 16. According to Friedkin, this was because of social promotion and not because he was bright.

  88. Das Boot is sinking fast, but not because of das bots.

  89. fnn says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Minneapolis had to be destroyed because of its toxic history:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Minneapolis#Politics,_corruption,_anti-Semitism_and_social_change

    Minneapolis was known for anti-Semitism beginning in the 1880s and through the 1950s.[29] The city was described as “the capital of anti-Semitism in the United States” in 1946 by Carey McWilliams[30] and in 1959 by Gunther Plaut.[31] At that time the city’s Jews were excluded from membership in many organizations, faced employment discrimination, and were considered unwelcome residents in some neighborhoods.[32] Jews in Minneapolis were also not allowed to buy homes in certain neighborhoods of Minneapolis.

  90. BB753 says:

    Here’s a speech by retired French General Piquemal of the French Foreign Legion: he supports the Yellow Shirts and demands the French Police and Gendarmerie Nationale “to foremost serve France and the French people, remember you’re not mercenaries to bankers and businessmen.”

    « Rappelez-vous toujours que vous devez servir la France et son peuple, et que vous n’êtes pas des mercenaires au service des banquiers et des affairistes »

    https://www. epochtimes.fr/gilets-jaunes-le-message-du-general-piquemal-aux-forces-de-lordre-vous-devez-servir-la-france-et-son-peuple-611595.html

  91. BB753 says:
    @Maciano

    Are you implying that Jeff Bezos is.. gasp…anti-semitic?

  92. Has Boot ever been right about anything?

  93. ‘“To defeat populism, America needs its own Macron — a charismatic leader who can make centrism cool.”’

    Max Boot seems to have real gift for picking winners. Four-square for Israel, isn’t he?

  94. I’ll channel my inner-Brit and put out there that Boot is a Twat.

  95. songbird says:

    The cool thing about English insults is that a lot of them seem to date to the Middle Ages or have an origin lost to time. A sense of tradition gives one’s insult extra gravitas.

  96. black sea says:
    @Tiny Duck

    The truth is that white girls cannot resist Men if Color

    Boot is right. We NEEDwdr with russia

    The non sequiturs flow more freely than the Colt 45 on a rough night in Memphis.

  97. @PiltdownMan

    Yeah, I’ll see your Rockpile and raise you The Police:

    The prison sentences are a lot longer for the reverse.

  98. @bomag

    Don’t they make that window washer fluid with the anti-freeze in it? Maybe it’s not good enough for Fargo.

    For me, the funniest thing about that movie were the people with those accents never getting upset enough to even raise their voices. It wasn’t as funny the 2nd time, unlike some of the other Coen Brothers movies.

    • Replies: @bomag
  99. I’m very appreciative of this post Steve, especially the Cockwomble awareness day avatar.

    In fact, I’m heading over to my bumpersticker printer friend’s place Monday with an order for about 50 of them.

  100. @vinny

    The reason they don’t like duplexes is because the owner/half occupants can discriminate on tenant selection.

  101. Jeopardy riddle for all you etymologists out there:

    From what occupational category did the term Dickstring originate? Provide explanation a la Alex Trebeck.

  102. @Steve Sailer

    You’ve heard of unintentional comedy? Bezos is an unintentional Magic Christian.

    Or something.

  103. @Harry Baldwin

    Isn’t the core of Macronisme that a less-than-hot First Lady is a “beard.”

    We have one former president where the First Lady was a beard to hetero antics, and there are rumors, yes, from the fringes of the alt-Right, but there are rumors about another former president who wears his pants too well creased? Who didn’t marry is high school teacher, but who married the middle line backer from his high school class?

  104. @Achmed E. Newman

    The real fun would start when Boot starts trying to convince Kiko to sign his kids up for the Mexican Army so they can invade Belize and initiate regime (and cuisine) change.

  105. Svigor says:
    @J.Ross

    I liked Greenwald as a leftist and I still like him now that I’m an evil blood-soaked Nazi who listens to hate music.

    Actual dissident leftists/Jews/etc. get my respect. They’re so rare anymore that it doesn’t cost me much.

  106. Svigor says:
    @Alec Leamas

    It’s worth noting that leftists have been routinely deploying this dehumanizing tactic – calling dissidents “bots” or “Russian bots” – for at least 2 years now (I noticed their widespread use around the time of Trump’s inauguration).

    It’s also worth noting that leftists immediately cried “dehumanization!” from the heights of (((Big Media))) when altrighters started reciprocating with the “NPC” meme (I guess the “bugman” memes didn’t trigger them as hard, what with bugmen having a semblance of character).

    Takes one to know one, I guess.

  107. @Steve Sailer

    Max Boot.

    His father Alexander Boot is a genuine conservative:

    Must be awkward for Max to have to celebrate Jewish holidays with an antisemite.

  108. backup says:
    @Redneck farmer

    And 79% of FBI informants are double agents.

  109. @WorkingClass

    A centrist has no guiding philosophy of governance. A centrist is just in it for the money.

    In some ways I think this is correct – a centrist is invested in the immediate status quo to the point that if the status quo includes a rate of destructive change that is destabilizing he’ll just resolve to get swept up into it rather than fight too hard against it and risk upsetting things. At least things will be fine for the moment and we won’t lose our shirts. I think this is a basic human manner of being though, perhaps a common disposition. Chesterton’s quip about only live things being able to swim against the current applies here.

  110. dearieme says:

    I write to make it clear that I have never charged anyone with being guilty of cockwombilityness. True, I approve of discockwombilityness and oppose antidiscockwombilityness, but that’s as far as I go.

  111. Svigor says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    The trouble with kid-gloving these Hot Teacher Seductions is the idea of Equal Protection. Kid-gloving the F-m version undermines and erodes the ban on the M-f version.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  112. Boot wrote “the protesters were galvanized by a plan to raise gasoline taxes” but it was the proposed new taxes on diesel and home heating fuel that concerned the Yellow Vests most. I point that out not to be pedantic but because it’s so typical of Boot not to care about such basic facts. He seems to always be waving away the facts with an “oh whatever, the point is …!”.

    But why wave away the facts when they’re the most interesting part? Here’s one I found from Friday afternoon, when the high school kids in vibrant neighbourhoods got in on the fun. They’re under mass arrest here. The cop taking the footage says “now here’s a class that knows how to behave itself!”:

  113. @bomag

    If by “moral” you mean homogeneity then I agree.

  114. @Steve Sailer

    His brother’s name is Jack. HE’S the nazi.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  115. anon[147] • Disclaimer says:

    In accordance with O’Meara’s Law of Talmudic Translation (everything a Tribesman says is the reverse of truth), anyone claiming to be harassed by “Russian bots” is, in fact, a Russian bot. For example, Max Boot. I mean, the name alone… Max Bot, get it? The DS loves these word games, right in your face.

  116. Almost like it’s a variant on the ancient word “cocksure”.

  117. @snorlax

    I have to give him credit, he wears a real tie, not a bowtie.

  118. @Hapalong Cassidy

    Ohio has them too. 70,000 as of several years ago.

  119. Pontius says:
    @Bill P

    I fear the French lad is suffering through a dispiriting spell of unemployment like 110,000 other Albertans thrown on the scrapheap by falling oil prices and no pipeline capacity to get the oil to market. PM Socks has no sympathy for them. Extended unemployment benefits are the proffered assistance. Useless twat of a prime minister. But hey, we are about to sign onto the UN convention on migration or something, so yay?

  120. You’ll know it’s a Russian bot when it reports that Max Boot has called for the restoration of democracy to France by American air strikes.

  121. Anon[724] • Disclaimer says:

    The world of the Jewish Globalist Neocon, aka political Judaism, if it were to be stated more directly:

    “Our wholly modern replacement (of traditional conservatism) politics are de facto normative, and any deviation is “extreme”. These normative politics include everything that will slowly or quickly (doesn’t matter) take the non-Jewish west to an international future that specifically targets White Europeans for sociopolitical disenfranchisement”.

    Boot should just say that. Honesty breeds slightly less contempt.

  122. I earned a rebuke from the right-wing British conspiracy-monger Katie Hopkins . . . .

    Max Bot is such a cockwomble that he can’t grasp that speaking of “Russian bots” is conspiracy-mongering of the stupidest kind.

    • Replies: @dr kill
  123. The Hamilton 68 website, which tracks Russian disinformation online . . . .

    LOL. Hamilton 68 pretends to track Russian disinformation online, which is to say it lies about it.

  124. Lurker says:
    @BB753

    The Gendarmerie is, technically, part of the armed forces. The Police Nationale are the civil police.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  125. @Hapalong Cassidy

    They’re everywhere. It’s just that they stand out in Maine and Minnesota. Everywhere else, they’re just part of the big blob of parasites.

    • Agree: Autochthon, duncsbaby
  126. @Lurker

    LOL — comment of the month!

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  127. If the ‘bots were really Russian, they’d have called Max Boot a nudnik.

    That’s Yankee Yiddish for “cockwomble” (from Russian). Also known to all New Yorkers, even us goyim.

    I admit I never heard of “cockwomble” before. Never too old to increase one’s vocabulary. 😉

  128. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    The New York Times has gotten much, much more blatant and frequent with the sexual deviancy normalization campaign than it used to be. It’s past the point of trading places with The Onion and more like approaching the singularity, where the acceleration-of-acceleration goes critical. I imagine the editorial meetings often boil down to “screw their optics, we’re going in”.

    This is what decabillionaire ownership buys. Serve Carlos’ main interests and all else is fair game. I’m not sure the Sulzbergers on their own would have risked the hit to subscriptions from turning sections of their paper into an unironic nerd parody of Penthouse Letters.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    , @Anon
  129. There was a letter to the editor in the Buffalo News where the writer refers to Boot as a “conservative commenter.” Max should wear the “cockwomble” label with pride.

  130. Brits love nonsense words (cf. all British comedy), so appending “womble” to “cock” makes perfect sense to them.

    There is no England now.
    The only words they need to learn to love are words such as: “sharia” etc.

    All the stories have been told
    Of kings and days of old
    But there’s no England now
    All the wars that were won and lost
    Somehow don’t seem to matter very much anymore
    All the lies we were told
    All the lies of the people running round
    Their castles have burned
    Now I see change
    But inside we’re the same as we ever were
    Living on a thin line
    Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?
    Living on a thin line
    Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?
    Living on a thin line
    Living this way, each day is a dream
    What am I, what are we supposed to do?
    Living on a thin line
    Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?
    Now another century nearly gone
    What are we gonna leave for the young?
    What we couldn’t do, what we wouldn’t do
    It’s a crime, but does it matter?
    Does it matter much, does it matter much to you?
    Does it ever really matter?
    Yes, it really, really matters
    Living on a thin line
    Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?
    Living on a thin line
    Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?
    Now another leader says
    Break their hearts and break some heads
    Is there nothing we can say or do?
    Blame the future on the past
    Always lost in blood and guts
    And when they’re gone, it’s me and you
    Living on a thin line
    Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?
    Living on a thin line
    Tell me now, what are we supposed to do?
    Living on a thin line

  131. Mr. Anon says:
    @Aeronerauk

    Here’s the thing: Max is either a complete idiot or a raging, anti-gentile Jew whose public arguments and opinions on geopolitics and the US’ role in them are just a smokescreen to accommodate the creation of the so called “greater Israel.”

    Actually, he can be both.

  132. WHAT says:
    @Aeronerauk

    Why does it have to be either/or? Many neocohens are genuinely dumb, getyting where they are strictly though jewish nepotism.

  133. Hail says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Paul Gottfried is friends with Father Boot.

    Here is Gottfried’s description of Alexander Boot, in conversation with Tom Woods (Tom Woods podcast 1259, Oct. 2018) [from 5:15]:

    Woods: What do you know about this guy [Max Boot]? What’s your impression of him?

    Gottfried: Well, my impression of him coincides exactly with yours. I do know his family. […] His father, believe it or not, is on the far right, in fact; I think every day he mourns the execution of Charles the Martyred, King of England. He converted to Anglo Catholicism. And the last time I saw Alex Boot, Max’s father, he was defending divine right monarchy to me. He utterly despises the son.

    Woods: Oh my gosh, I had no idea…

    Gottfried: Yeah, that’s remarkable, isn’t it?

    Woods: Yeah! Oh my, and in a way that’s almost a person detail I feel slightly guilty even knowing about.

    Gottfried: Right. But the two do not get along. I’ve never had the impression that Max Boot even fit the minimal requirements of Conservatism prescribed or established by Neoconservatives. I simply assumed that he was an ordinary Jewish liberal who took stronger views on interventionism than most other Jewish liberals would. But I’ve never found any example of deviation from established left-liberal positions on any social-cultural issue [….]

    • Replies: @Sam
    , @dfordoom
  134. “Walk This Way” came out all at once. If you listen to the words, they’re all really filthy. If you listen closely you’ll hear that I disguised it quite cleverly. – Steven Tyler

    It’s actually brilliant writing, and very much in the vein of hip-hop (presaging the later revisitation with Run D.M.C.).

  135. @Achmed E. Newman

    What if I told you that 90% of the Russian bots are actually undercover FBI agents?

  136. syonredux says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Max Boot.

    His father Alexander Boot is highly conservative rather than neoconservative:

    Indeed….And quite eloquent:

    Herostratus burned down the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, considered the most beautiful building ever. He didn’t want to hurt anybody; he only wanted to become famous, but in the end it didn’t matter: the temple was no more. Likewise, I regard the metaphorical temple of Western civilisation as the most beautiful of God’s and man’s creations. That’s why it pains me to watch the edifice being burnt down by carnivore and vegetarian alike, people who perpetrate this crime consciously or negligently, with much bloodshed or none, with their faces distorted by ugly scowls or lit up by beatific smiles. In the end it makes no difference: the temple is no more.

  137. Katie Hopkins is a great English patriot who bravely fights to protect and defend the proud English nation.

    Max Boot is a globalizer Neo-Conservative Jew who pushes nation-wrecking mass immigration and multicultural mayhem.

    Max Boot pushes for the US military to be used as muscle to fight wars on behalf of Israel in the Middle East and West Asia.

    Max Boot is a nasty corporate propaganda whore for the evil corporate propaganda apparatus.

    Who controls the corporate media?

    God Bless Katie Hopkins!

    Tweet from 2014:

  138. Whiskey says: • Website
    @academic gossip

    Nope. This is what modern marriage is these days. Aging slut married beta male she despises and has a beta plus not a true Alpha on the side. This is the low to middle Ruling Class. The true ruling class is the Clintons.

    Far less risk for non upper ruling class men to spread their seed like Africans. But women are happy. They maximize sexual opportunities by minimizing mens.

    • Replies: @academic gossip
  139. @BB753

    As a white guy who attended a negro high school, I tend to think you are right. Negroes are rarely tough unless they have a significant size or numerical advantage.

    They do talk a good game though.

  140. @Harry Baldwin

    I’m more interested in the call to “defeat populism” than how it might be defeated, charismatically or otherwise.

    It’s not just this Boot thing; The Man yammers constantly about the dire threat of populism, as if it were a synonym for tyranny (it’s the diametric opposite!) or, Hell, I don’t know, Bauglir Morgoth.

    In fact populism is the opposite of what The Man really embraces: elitism.

    Populism [is a] political program or movement that champions the common person, usually by favourable contrast with an elite. Populism usually combines elements of the left and the right, opposing large business and financial interests. – Encyclopæia Brittanica

    There’s what everyone is having kittens about: that the interests of the common man should dare take precedence over those of Wall Street, Sili Valley, K Street, etc. – can’t have that; it must be stopped at all costs.

    That these creatures have managed to somehow convince so many (a majority?) of people that populism is a bad thing says a lot.

  141. @GermanReader2

    Correct. The left-wing fools who adore Negroes, mestizos, indios, and such are like a rich idiot with a “pet” tiger, chimpanzee, alligator, or other dangerous, wild animal. They like to congratulate themselves on how magnanimous they are they don’t fear the noble creature because they truly understand it, it is devoted to them, and so on.

    But for all their talk, they keep the danger restrained and they are vigilant; or, if they are not, they quickly and brutally become disabused of their delusions.

  142. @Achmed E. Newman

    I think this allusion is more apposite to dealing with the unholy alliance of government, Hebrews, and Negroes that drives this kind of invasion (remember, Keg Kennedy made some promises and deals, too, in 1965…):

  143. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer

    Boot is part of a generation of propagandists who are useless and unworthy inheritors, whose parents actually did things, and whose only good quality is their ineffectiveness.

  144. Ibound1 says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    I put my money on the Bukharians. They are free from any American feeling of guilt. And note of the 12 arrested in the referenced fight, eight were Bokharians. That implies a certain level of aggressiveness. This will be combined with organizational ability, which, as Jews they undoubtedly have in greater amounts than their adversaries (that is I am sure they stick together). The Bukharians I predict will keep their streets safe and sound.

    • Agree: AP
    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  145. SMK says: • Website
    @Roderick Spode

    The “cockwobble’s” definition of “centrism” and “moderation” is transforming the UK and the nations of Western Euirope into Muslim-majority countries and transforming the U.S. into a nonwhite-majority country while bombing and invading and occupying Muslim nations on behalf of Israel in disastrous, unnecessary wars. And everyone who opposed this invade-the-world/invite-the-world insanity is an “extremist” and “racist” and “xenophobe” and “anti-Semite.

  146. J.Ross says: • Website

    Yellow jackets are (or have recently) stormed the EU parliament building in Brussels, which is not in central Paris by the way, but the information is taken down rapidly. The same people who tell us they are protecting the Earth from the terrible secret of Russian hackers have nothing to say about Western censorship or Chinese social credit.

    “The area housing European institutions including the offices of the European Commission and the European Parliament was sealed off as a precautionary measure.

    “Police put up barricades there and vehicles and pedestrians were both denied access. ”

    It’s possible that security barrier was breached.

    Report of Attack on EU Complex Disappears from Web’

    On Saturday Gateway Pundit reported “Yellow Vest Protesters Attack EU Parliament Building in Brussels” and posted a video to support the story, but now it appears the video has been scrubbed from the web.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/12/breaking-yellow-vest-protesters-attack-eu-parliament-building-in-brussels-belgium-video/

    The attached photo, with EU Parliament complex in the background, is a screen-grab from that video (posted by Zenith.news, but today the video is gone, along with any print copy the original journalist may have published about the attack.

  147. Sure, Americans could have had their own version of Macron; his name was Jebito! Boosh.

  148. Sam says:
    @Hail

    That is truly hilarious. What if Steve, or anybody else, has some armchair psychology to explain the father-son divergence in…well, everything.

  149. @Steve in Greensboro

    Hail and well-met, other Steve. I mean this question in good faith and amicably: Why do you who reply to this thing do so? Is it “What the Hell? It’s in fun.” Do you genuinely think it worthwhile? If everyone ignores him it’s a good chance he goes away. You can even make him effectively invisible via settings. I’m genuinely curious why people bother.

  150. Anon[718] • Disclaimer says:

    Boot of jokes. Boot in mouth.

    Boot is really an agent for tribal mafia. He gives ‘intellectual’ and ‘ethical’ polish to what are really just ugly tribal gangsterish agendas.

  151. @Lurker

    The distinctions between the police and the military are much blurrier in Europe than in the Anglosphere. The French Gendarmes, like the Italian Carabinieri, the Spanish Guardian Civil, and others (the tradition grew of Napoleonic practices) is a lot like a military with police powers. (The closest analogue in the U.S.A. may be the Coast Guard when not operating under the Department of Defense, enforcing maritime law.) These guys’ jurisdiction overlaps significantly with that of police.

    In practice, the primary difference is that the gendarmes, carabinieri, et al. Do Not F**k Around. You may have a pleasant experience with the police if you meet Andy Griffith and behave yourself. With the gendarmies, you get Harry Callahan most every time, and you’d better ask “How high?” if they tell you to jump.

    Thus, I agree the Gendarmes are unlikely to be supportive of the people and more likely to side with The Man. But I’m like Steve: “What do I know about France?”

    (Europeans can clarify or correct me; I write based upon my own limited time living in Europe.)

    • Replies: @BB753
  152. @Achmed E. Newman

    America/Americans has/have never done this general strike thing

    I wouldn’t call the gilets jaunes movement a ‘general strike’; it’s a protest movement, pure and simple.

    ‘Strikes’ generally have industrial-relations objectives and their organisational cadre is usually dominated by trade unions.

    By contrast, the GJ movement is specifically leaderless; it has no industrial-relations objective; its objectives are mainly a tax protest, and included the removal of Macron from pretty much the get-go.

    Americans have – in the not-too-distant past – participated in genuine mass protests: most notably during the war crime festival in Viet Nam, and to a significantly smaller extent, in the leadup to the recent war crime festivals in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The 2-3% of Americans who are historically literate also know that taking on the US government is generally not a good idea: they are aware of Kent State, and of what befell the Bonus Army (1932).

    Although it was ‘single issue’ (the early payment of bonuses promised to WWI soldiers), the Bonus Army is the closest thing to the gilets jaunes that I can think of; it was crushed as soon as it became politically irksome (6 weeks after they set up camp).

    And it’s worth noting that the people leading the crushing were Douglas Macarthur and George Patton.

    People need to get this through their thick skulls – the military will, when ordered, turn its weapons on the citizenry. They aren’t remotely fazed by the prospect of killing their own kind. Lon Horiuchi is not an aberration: he is an exemplar.

    The political class has never had a problem getting triggers pulled when it wanted – the sole exception being when enlisted men decide that the regime is too far gone. At that point, continuing to be its hired goons will be disadvantageous within the time horizon of the average grunt (i.e., about a month).

  153. Stan says:

    “I’m not sure the Sulzbergers on their own would have risked the hit to subscriptions from turning sections of their paper into an unironic nerd parody of Penthouse Letters.”

    Now, the riddle of NYT rising circulation numbers has been solved. NYT has entered the soft porn business.

  154. @BB753

    The gendarmerie are specifically prohibited from participating in any strike or protest: they are paramilitary, and are subject to military law.

    If they refuse to bust skulls when ordered, they face court martial.

    And they vote FN because they’re the sort of stupid hunk of meat who joins the military – not because of any genuine understanding of, or commitment to, conservative or nationalist principles.

    In other words, they’re like the 85-IQ high-school failure who can achieve some minuscule level of notoriety by wearing a StormFront t-shirt and getting a swastika tattoo.

    It’s odd for me to say this, since I am on record as wanting all politicians ground up and fed to pigs… but I concur with a good deal of what Jean-Marie Le Pen used to say, and the ‘new’ FN is just a slightly less chauvinist version of the old FN (i.e., the ‘new’ FM has hired some PR cockwombles).

    All political movements have to scrape the bottom of the barrel, and it just so happens that the FN’s views on some thing appeals to the sort of economic refuse whose highest-value employment is as a sanglier – i.e., the sort of pissweak cockwomble who wants military swagger, but is too chicken to join a combat unit (where they might face a peer enemy).

    I’m using ‘cockwomble’ forever (i.e., until I get bored with it).

    • Replies: @BB753
  155. J1234 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    The truth is that white girls cannot resist Men if Color

    Which is why black South Africa (most of the continent, actually) is the rape leader of the world – women (of all races) just “can’t resist men of color.” (At least not when there’s a gang of them or they’re holding a gun.)

    Apparently there are some Asian women who like white men, but the white guys who say, “Asian girls can’t resist white men” are widely seen as idiots by other white men. Yes, there are monkey lovers out there, but black men are far more goofy on white girls than vice versa. Everyone knows this.

  156. Anonymous[211] • Disclaimer says:

    Max is what we in the trade refer to as “a lolcow”

  157. @Bugg

    “Ass clown” seems more befitting Boot.

  158. Anonymous[211] • Disclaimer says:
    @WorkingClass

    In Am. media the concept of “centrism” is a deathless trope that’s actually incoherent. It *seems* to suggest a so-called natural conservative, someone who favors stability over confrontation– but that is actually just a conservative: quietist, moderate, or whatever. Journalists usually invoke centrism to convert a conservative of some stripe into an “extremist” for that day’s purpose (though certainly has been wielded against liberals, particularly Dukakis-like ones with bad polling figures).

    Functionally a centrist would have to be neither strongly attached to the status quo nor strongly opposed to sub-revolutionary changes in either direction — not because of being an incrementalist, or from not having skin in the game, but for the uppermost reason of not believing (or understanding) any orderly change to be tilted in some faction’s interest, rather than impartial acts of people-physics. Centrists in a facile deterministic sort of way don’t think political contention is based on either history or values

  159. Whenever someone has the audacity to suggest that we live in a meritocracy, I’ll be sure to always bring up Max Boot – the neocon doofus who gets everything wrong and manages to fail up. If nothing else, he’s proof that for well-connected elites who serve the establishment, there’s never any penalty for screwing up.

  160. @Steve Sailer

    Except that he is an extreme adherent of an essential plank of the neocon platform: Putin derangement syndrome.

  161. Forbes says:
    @Tiny Duck.

    This is not the Real Tiny Duck–this is Tiny Duck.Tiny Duck with a (“.”) period, as “Tiny Duck.”

    FWIW.

    • Troll: Tiny Duck.
    • Replies: @Hail
  162. I saw someone presented as a “Foreign Policy Expert” on the MSM declare that while the French rioted all the time, they had “no historical precedent for violent revolution”, therefore this was not a big deal.

    There was of course, no push back. I’m 100% sure that if you asked this idiot who was the OAS, they’d assume you were talking about One America News (OAN), and mock you for it.

    • LOL: bomag
    • Replies: @Boethiuss
    , @J.Ross
  163. Anon[789] • Disclaimer says:
    @academic gossip

    The NYT hides the hit to their subscriptions.

    I’ve tried to cancel three times over the past year with no success. I’ve tried every method to get them to stop delivering, and no joy. They stopped charging me immediately, but have been delivering the paper for free each week for a long time now. I doubt that I’m an unusual case.

    I suspect that there is a large difference between their “subscription” numbers and actual revenue. They can be flippant with their optics in regard to social Marxism, but not their accounting. That lens they need to keep up appearances for, even if it potentially means massive financial reporting fraud.

  164. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    This guy must be a Jew

  165. Hail says: • Website
    @Forbes

    This is not the Real Tiny Duck–this is Tiny Duck.Tiny Duck with a (“.”) period, as “Tiny Duck.”

    When is “Tiny Duck..” coming out? Early 2019 launch?

  166. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Problem with the quality and prestige news papers is that they’ve been in their anti American pro non White immigration rampage for 40 years

    Result? There’s not enough English speakers left who can read an English language newspaper.

    Plus. Almost no one under 70 reads newspapers. And they are only the old 60’s hard left.

    Falsifying subscriptions to sell advertising is a crime. Every once in a while magazines are caught.

  167. J.Ross says: • Website
    @PiltdownMan

    >Mom I don’t want to wear that one!
    >It’s pretty! The rebbe will be so impressed!
    >Mom no, all the other kids wear all-black or all-red ones!
    >Why about Kyle?
    >Kyle wears an olive green one because he’s a westaboo. That doesn’t matter, his is still all one color!

  168. His name is Max BOOT? All this time I thought he was Max BOT. Complaining about other bots.

  169. AP says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Naw, Bukharans are vodka-drinking brawlers. Here are some Bukharan Jews in Queens:

  170. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Hail

    I think every day he mourns the execution of Charles the Martyred, King of England. He converted to Anglo Catholicism. And the last time I saw Alex Boot, Max’s father, he was defending divine right monarchy to me.

    Hey, I like this guy!

  171. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Kratoklastes

    People need to get this through their thick skulls – the military will, when ordered, turn its weapons on the citizenry.

    Yep. The military, and the police, exist to enforce the will of the elites.

    They are not and never will be on our side.

  172. @Lurker

    Did you make this one, Lurker?

    Either way, I’d like to use it. Thanks in advance!

  173. Who the hell is Max Boot? Seriously… who is this guy? I can understand Kristol being given a platform with his condescending aura, but Boot? I guess I don’t watch enough whatever news station he is on. But, how does a grifter like this get a 6 to 7 figure paycheck when no one gives a shit about his views. Is this Jewish American privilege?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @Art Deco
  174. Boethiuss says:
    @Jack Hanson

    I saw someone presented as a “Foreign Policy Expert” on the MSM declare that while the French rioted all the time, they had “no historical precedent for violent revolution”, therefore this was not a big deal.

    Come on Jack, cut the shit.

    We’re going to have to get used to the post-Trump world soon enough, the question is when and on whose terms is it going to begin. We can live with Trump’s message, and his official actions as President for that matter (if I can live through the Obama Administration, I can certainly live through Trump).

    But what we can’t handle is Trump the person. Just the other day there was an expose in the Miami Herald about the sexual abuse of at least dozens, maybe hundreds of young Florida women by the billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. This really hasn’t even hit Trump yet, except parenthetically from a few Twitter malcontents (but we’re not in campaign season yet either).

    This particular scandal might not go anywhere (relating to Trump) but this is going to be what we’re pushing against every day. If it’s not this, it’ll be something else.

    If we start a contested primary season now, we can run a good candidate for President and win the downballot races we need. If we let Trump go on, he’ll take everything useful we have with him.

  175. dr kill says:
    @ben tillman

    That Katie Hopkins is really something.

  176. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Boethiuss

    If we start a contested primary season now, we can run a good candidate for President and win the downballot races we need

    Good idea. I’m sure Jeb Bush could be persuaded to run. And don’t forget Mitt Romney. There’s so much talent in the Republican Party. And these are guys with proven voter appeal, not like that nobody Trump.

    Winning the House and Senate is of course vital. The Republicans have done so much good when they’ve controlled Congress.

    The Republican Party will save America. Truly. They won’t betray their supporters this time, the way they have every other time. This time it will be different.

    • LOL: RVBlake
    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  177. @J.Ross

    OK, but the phrase is “hornets’ nest,” and there’s not usually a right and wrong one to kick.

  178. @snorlax

    Yes he’s a wimp; my point was that he’s not a cuckold in the political sense, because he actually is ethnocentric.

  179. @Anon

    The NYT does everything possible to keep you from cancelling.

    First, they generally won’t let you cancel online. They make you call a 1-800 number https://www.forbes.com/sites/theodorecasey/2017/10/16/we-shouldnt-have-to-call-to-cancel-the-new-york-times-in-2017/#2ad3fed154cc

    Second, if you give notice of cancelling, they will offer to drop the subscription (for digital) from the normal $15 per month to $1 per week. If you still try to cancel after that, they basically keep you subscribed for free. That was my experience, anyway.

    The NYT’s raison d’etre at this point is simply to spread The Narrative. Any revenue it generates along the way is just an incidental way to mitigate the costs of this project.

    For the life of me, I don’t know why someone doesn’t start a serious well-funded “newspaper” (or digital version thereof), that actually reports facts, has intelligent discussion, and either tries to minimize the heavy-handed ideological spin, or at least gives equal time to various viewpoints. There is a huge hunger for a fair, no BS news outlet. Thinking people don’t want to have to choose between Breitbart and the NYT.

    • Replies: @Hail
  180. @Svigor

    Speaking of M-f versions and F-m versions, I’ve occasionally read about women reporting male massage therapists for touching them inappropriately. I’ve never heard of men reporting female massage therapists for touching them inappropriately. I think the usual response would be, “Can I schedule an appointment for next week?”

  181. @Ibound1

    I’ll defer to those who are more familiar with the Bukharian Jews, who I’d never heard of before.

    They sound like a sect of Jewish Cossacks, which could be a pretty potent combination!

    I’m from LA , so we don’t have them out here. But we do have plenty of Armenians and (non-Jewish) Russians, who tend to be pretty bad-ass when they need to be. So if the Bukharian are analogous to these groups they ought to be able to fend for themselves without having to simply whine to the media about “hate crime.” (Which wouldn’t wok anyway as the perpetrators are Black).

  182. Mr. Anon says:
    @Tiny Duck.

    I suspect Steve Sailer and the other dumb whites who post here are Russian bots. It’s a fact proven by the FBI that nationalists, racists and anti-semites are Russian bots at least 63% of the time.

    Did you know that 87% of all statistics are just made up.

    • Replies: @another fred
  183. Mr. Anon says:
    @Stephen M Lawrence

    Who the hell is Max Boot? Seriously… who is this guy? I can understand Kristol being given a platform with his condescending aura, but Boot? I guess I don’t watch enough whatever news station he is on. But, how does a grifter like this get a 6 to 7 figure paycheck when no one gives a shit about his views. Is this Jewish American privilege?

    Who says nobody gives a s**t about his views:

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

    Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow in National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and the Los Angeles Times, and a regular contributor to other publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times.[2] He has blogged regularly for Commentary Magazine since 2007,[8] and for several years on its blog page called Contentions.[9] He has given lectures at U.S. military institutions such as the Army War College and the Command and General Staff College.[2]

    At the very least, the editors of those publications and the management of the CFR, the Army War College, and the Command and General Staff College care about his views, enough to pay him to espouse them. If nobody cared what he said, it wouldn’t matter. The real danger with his ilk is that people do care about his views.

  184. @Anon

    My more-liberal brother subscribed to the New York Times digitally for a number of years. He has gotten sick of its shameless bias and relentless LGBTQ promotion, and when it requested that he update his credit card info as the credit card it had on file had expired, he decided not to do so as a painless way to unsubscribe. Surprise! It resubscribed him, billing to the same credit card which it had updated to its new expiration date. He thought it had guessed at the most likely date, but I suspect that outfits like the NYT can easily access information like that if they want, however dishonest it may be. He had to go through the process of getting himself unsubscribed.

  185. @Boethiuss

    If we start a contested primary season now, we can run a good candidate for President and win the downballot races we need.

    Even if you really don’t like Trump personally, a primary challenge will only: (a) fail miserably; and (b) do infinitely more damage than good to Republican prospects.

    It’s all academic, anyway, until an actual “good candidate” steps forward and explains why he is supposedly better on the issues than Trump. Is he going to distinguish himself from Trump by being for “comprehensive immigration reform” and cutting entitlements? I can’t see any angle of attack that could peel off Republican primary voters.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Boethiuss
  186. Hail says: • Website
    @Hypnotoad666

    The NYT’s raison d’etre at this point is simply to spread The Narrative. Any revenue it generates along the way is just an incidental way to mitigate the costs of this project.

    People around here use the capitalized phrase The Narrative as shorthand, but a very large majority of people won’t get what it means. Whose narrative, they’ll ask.

    Owners
    – Sulzberger family (13% equity)
    – Carlos Slim (17% equity)

    Number of employees
    3,700 (December 2017)

    I haven’t seen Steve mention Carlos Slim much lately.

    (I don’t think a listing of owners is at all a satisfactory answer to “whose narrative.”)

    • Replies: @anon
  187. @Boethiuss

    Lmao buddy, as unhappy as I am with Trump right now letting Javanka direct policy this is still one of the more insane things you’ve said.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  188. A language without cockwombles is a niggardly tongue indeed.

  189. @Hypnotoad666

    George W Bush and Donald Trump are the only living Republicans who’ve made it to the White House. Who ya got that can do better?

  190. Anon[676] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    The powers that be in Minneapolis want to force out their slum dwellers and can’t get away with eminent domaining them out of the city. Changing zoning rules is the only other way to do it.

    Ideally speaking, what a developer wants is to buy up much of the old, deteriorating housing stock built circa 1900-1950 that used to house working class whites and which now houses blacks on welfare, kick out the blacks, tear down the houses, and rebuild for younger whites who want to live near their jobs. Blacks will either end up stuffed into a very tall apartment buildings on Section 8 like preying on each other like rats in a can, or forced out of the city and maybe even the state altogether.

    Slums are the last frontier for the property developer. The main driver is that there’s a limit on how far white workers will agree to commute to their jobs, and many white people have already reached that limit. Millennials don’t have enough opportunity to buy in the suburbs around America’s largest cities because most of that housing is already owned by Baby Boomers, and the latter are hanging onto it like glue. Baby Boomers OWN the suburbs. Either Millennials agree to a two-three hour commute starting even farther out than the present suburbs, or they kick out the blacks on welfare in the cities and move into new housing that will be built for them in the cities.

    Why should vast quantities of people who don’t want to work, and who will never choose to work, be given free housing right where all the jobs are? That territory should go to people who want to work, pay taxes, and be morally upright citizens instead of thugs.

  191. Art Deco says:
    @Stephen M Lawrence

    He’s not getting a seven figure paycheck from anyone. (Conceivably his wife is). Commentary has for the time quit publishing him and he hasn’t worked for the Wall Street Journal for some time. According to an agency called ‘Glassdoor’, the Council on Foreign Relations has 3 ‘senior fellows’ and they’re paid about $155,000 a year. The president of the Council on Foreign Relations is paid an absurd sum of $1.4 million a year. (Ohio State University has a budget 100x that of the Council on Foreign Relations; its president is paid $1.04 million a year). It sounds like they’re awash in donor money and slosh it around to some lucky patronage recipients. Unlike his predecessor as ‘senior fellow’ he has no research degree.

  192. Boethiuss says:
    @dfordoom

    Good idea. I’m sure Jeb Bush could be persuaded to run. And don’t forget Mitt Romney. There’s so much talent in the Republican Party. And these are guys with proven voter appeal, not like that nobody Trump.

    Winning the House and Senate is of course vital. The Republicans have done so much good when they’ve controlled Congress.

    The Republican Party will save America. Truly. They won’t betray their supporters this time, the way they have every other time. This time it will be different.

    Yeah yeah yeah, same ol same ol. What do we have to lose?

    Look, we knew Trump was trash when we nominated him. I never wanted him to have the nomination, but when he won it I voted him that November, because as a practical matter it was a binary choice. That was then, we’re in a different place now, post-midterms.

    Among all the drama surrounding Trump, the most imperative reason to get rid of him now is the most pedestrian: he’s a loser. Even if we were Trump diehards to begin with, what is he doing for us now? What is he doing that another Republican wouldn’t do? What is he not doing that another Republican would, who would have more room to maneuver not being dragged down by Mueller, et al?

    Trump is going to make it seem like it’s a big accomplishment when he beats an impeachment rap (assuming he does). We can’t get attached to having Trump in office for two more years and wait for the inevitable. If we had a Trump primary opponent now, we couls actually shake up some things. Among other things, we could at least try to set the record straight between the Trump things that we want to keep, eg the aggressive policy on immigration, vs the ones we want to get rid of, eg, Jeffrey Epstein.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  193. Boethiuss says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    Even if you really don’t like Trump personally, a primary challenge will only: (a) fail miserably; and (b) do infinitely more damage than good to Republican prospects.

    It would in other circumstances, with another President, but not here. We lost 40 seats in the House basically because nobody, anywhere in America wants to be associated with Trump, and increasingly that’s bleeding over against Trump’s party as well.

    Most of the commenters here are more racially-minded than I am. For them, especially, the logic for getting rid of Trump needs to be understood much better than it is: we’ve had this idea that white men, especially blue-collar white men, will give us the margins we need to outvote the feminists and the minorities and the pinkos and the rest. But now we know this is wrong. The feminists and Julias have a lot of votes, frankly the minorities not so much, but the real problem with this is white men. They want no part of this Death March For Trump and they proved it in the midterms.

    It’s all academic, anyway, until an actual “good candidate” steps forward and explains why he is supposedly better on the issues than Trump. Is he going to distinguish himself from Trump by being for “comprehensive immigration reform” and cutting entitlements? I can’t see any angle of attack that could peel off Republican primary voters.

    That’s exactly right. We need a candidate, and we don’t have one. Which is why the first order of business is to get one as soon as possible. As far as the angle of attack, that’s easy: “I’m not Trump. We can get everything good that Trump does, without the baggage that Trump has.”

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @dfordoom
    , @Mr. Anon
  194. Boethiuss says:
    @Jack Hanson

    Lmao buddy, as unhappy as I am with Trump right now letting Javanka direct policy this is still one of the more insane things you’ve said.

    I wanna understand this because it’s not making any sense offhand. You’re upset with Trump because you think Jared and Ivanka are controlling Trump behind the scenes, either Petain-style or through emotional manipulation? If that is right, do you have particular beef to complain about?

  195. eah says:
    @eah

    Boot is telling the truth.

  196. duncsbaby says:
    @Tiny Duck

    The truth is that white girls cannot resist Men if Color

    Boot is right. We NEEDwdr with russia

    wdr? WTF!

  197. duncsbaby says:
    @Hapalong Cassidy

    Plenty (too many) in North Dakota. South Dakota as well. I’ve seen them in Portland, Or. and Seattle as well. Of course they are sprinkled throughout the civilized world. Britain, Australia and Sweden too.

  198. @Kratoklastes

    People need to get this through their thick skulls – the military will, when ordered, turn its weapons on the citizenry.

    The other thing they need to get through their thick skulls is that the majority of the citizenry just want to get on with their lives.

    In modern urban societies where the vast majority of the population is completely dependent on the 18-wheelers delivering goods to the grocery stores “getting on with their lives” means having order (and deliveries) maintained and/or restored.

  199. @Mr. Anon

    Did you know that 87% of all statistics are just made up.

    Nah, it’s 95%. Trust me.

  200. Stick says:

    Cockwomble or Tristian Shandy. Hard to tell the difference.

  201. Ian M. says:

    “Cockwomble: (noun) A person, usually male, prone to making outrageously stupid statements and/or inappropriate behaviour while generally having a very high opinion of their own wisdom and importance.”

    Holy shit, it’s as if this word was invented specifically to describe Max Boot.

  202. Their globalist Banker-in-Chief
    From gilets shall find no relief.
    He just can’t understand
    Why his carriage was rammed
    On its course down the Rue des Juifs.

  203. Just finished the screenplay for this new movie:

    Trump Has Turned His Back On Us

    Trumpy is going over a rough draft of his stump speech to set the tone for the 2020 election. Trumpy is preparing for the inevitable confrontation about Trump’s betrayal and weakness on immigration policy with his voter base. Trumpy has eaten a taco bowl and a burger along with some chocolate cake to give himself the energy to face his enraged voter base.

    Trumpy has just gotten off the phone with Lindsey Graham, who has congratulated him for betraying the trust of his voter base on immigration. General Kelly has graciously allowed Trump’s voter base a few minutes to discuss the lack of action on immigration policy with Trump.

    Trump’s voter base makes a loud entrance.

    Dialogue:

    Trump’s betrayed voter base: You Rotten Bastard! Why! Why!

    Trump: The Chamber of Commerce required an all talk and no action strategy on immigration policy and the border wall, so did the Cheap Labor Faction of the GOP. That was the price of my presidency.

    Trump’s betrayed voter base: We want you to change course now!

    Trump: Soon enough I’ll be out of office, and you’ll find a new leader.

    Trump’s betrayed voter base: You are no longer our president and you have made yourself unlovable.

    Trump: You are my voter base and you’ve always known my fickle mind.

    Trump’s betrayed voter base: You deceived us!

    Trump: You let yourselves be deceived. But in your heart you always knew what had to happen here. And thus you know what it means to hate. Now you are ready to find a new leader.

    Trump’s betrayed voter base: Our hate for those who wish to destroy us and our love for our country will build a new patriotism.

    • Replies: @Hail
  204. @Boethiuss

    Its pretty cool that Jeff Flake and Bob Corker comment here. Take back the party guys! If you just find the right messenger, your message of Mass Immigration + Endless War + “Free Trade” is going to sell.

    Among all the drama surrounding Trump, the most imperative reason to get rid of him now is the most pedestrian: he’s a loser.

    Which makes all the GOP(e) tools such as Yeb!, Little Marco, the black guy, etc that he easily beat what? Winners?

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  205. anon[418] • Disclaimer says:

    I have no idea what a “cockwomble” is, but it doesn’t sound like a compliment.

    a refreshingly honest take from max

  206. anon[418] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    according to David Duke the real ownership in the NYT is in some kind of a “Type B stock owners” iirc and all 8 of these people are jews

    you can’t just buy a majority control of stocks in the company and assume control iow

  207. anon[418] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kratoklastes

    People need to get this through their thick skulls – the military will, when ordered, turn its weapons on the citizenry. They aren’t remotely fazed by the prospect of killing their own kind. Lon Horiuchi is not an aberration: he is an exemplar.

    especially when the military is filled with non-whites and the citizenry is still mostly white for now like in the US, UK, etc

  208. Bill says:
    @Anon

    Reason magazine did this to me decades ago. I think it was eight years before they stopped sending me their mag after I cancelled.

  209. anon[146] • Disclaimer says:

    “In France and online, extremists put centrism to the torch … By Max Boot”

    That’s not what happened at all. Disconnected, social signalling urban extremists represented by Emmanuel Macron imposed a devastating fuel tax on the rural poor. It caused a reaction, a well deserved one. In reality, Boot and ilk are the extremists here. These protests make globalists look bad – perhaps these people aren’t as wise as they claim – so he disingenuously frames those protesting as “extremists” in order to discredit them. However, it is the protestors who are the centrists as they are backed by heavy majorities of the French public; and even if they weren’t, they’d still hold the moral high ground, especially after the arrogant way in which Macron handled the situation – announced that he’d do nothing and the tax would stay.

    Boot, an extremist, is attempting here to phrase critics of his obviously failed, extremist social and economic policies as in the wrong using a shrill appeal to emotionalism rather than a dispassionate examination of the facts. It’s doesn’t surprise me, though. Nothing surprises me when it comes to the left any more. They are fundamentally immoral people.

    BTW, Hillary once threatened to destroy West Virginia’s coal industry (or was that Obama?). We could get our own Macron soon. Imagine a gas tax that shoots gas prices to $10 / gallon, a tax disproportionately borne by the rural poor and red states, imposed by president Kamala Harris in 2021. And they’ll phrase it in moral terms, as the radical left always does: “accept it or you’re an immoral supporter of climate change … and you don’t want to be immoral, do you?”. Meanwhile, they’ll continue immigrating in millions of foreigners that rocket up the country’s carbon foot print (hey, who else is going to mow the grass and be nannies for our kids, right…right?).

    And as for “extremists”, he’s in no position to lecture anyone. Most of the American media is controlled a small collection of political extremists in just three cities; these people are activists masquerading as impartial journalists. Boot should do a little bit of self-reflection before claiming that the other side here represents the extremists.

    P.S. Just curious. Who is this guy’s constituency supposed to be again? I can’t imagine republicans have any respect for the man after his many bizarre appearances on programs like Tucker Carlson, and much of the left is against his militarism (except when it comes to Russia because they’re white). It’s almost as if he is there to promote an agenda for a small group of wealthy, well-connected individuals and not to represent the views of the vast majority. It’s not like the CIA has ever been caught planting propaganda in American media, right…cough, Google “CIA + Politico + Assange” and look at the video results.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  210. Bill says:
    @El Dato

    “Factual and calm” is what’s objectionable about it. Especially factual.

  211. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jack Hanson

    Excellent find for the Crisis of Authority. I’m sure thus guy is masters or higher. Regarding this guy, I want to know more.

  212. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Boethiuss

    Epstein is an ancient, already well-out story. It is not possible to discuss him without bringing up how certain people can commit maximally heinous crimes in broad daylight and get probation. Trump is hardly shown to be a poor alternative to mainstream Republicans here since Epstein’s now-obvious Mossad operation was the entrapment of major politicians. And there’s a certain pantsuit enthusiast who is established in legally entered documents to have been on Epstein’s plane far more often than Trump, and, in fact, more often than her famously friendly husband.
    And remember what side we are on: the side of anonymous, of Pepe, of Julian Assange, of light and of truth. We should always be for letting stuff out and have nothing to fear in this case.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  213. J.Ross says: • Website
    @anon

    There are a number of real, widely attested, and relevant things that are Orwelled out of existence in the mainstream matrix: immigrant crime, leftist violence, hate hoaxes, domestic intelligence operations. A major example of this a huge split in the Republican party caused by the neocons (who destroy everything they touch). Our elites are so oblivious to this (or so committed to the illusion of neocon patriotism) that they got George W Bush to attack Trump and paired it with self-defeatingly stupid internet troll campaigns describing W as something like the Grand Nagus of conservative values.

  214. Hail says: • Website
    @Charles Pewitt

    Trump: The Chamber of Commerce required an all talk and no action strategy on immigration policy and the border wall, so did the Cheap Labor Faction of the GOP. That was the price of my presidency.

    The Trump Movement:
    b. June 2015
    d. late 2018.
    Epitaph: “You let yourselves be deceived.”

  215. Boethiuss says:
    @William Badwhite

    Take back the party guys! If you just find the right messenger, your message of Mass Immigration + Endless War + “Free Trade” is going to sell. Which makes all the GOP(e) tools such as Yeb!, Little Marco, the black guy, etc that he easily beat what? Winners?

    Phuck Jeb and Jeff Flake, what about you? Trump and his diehards bullshit themselves into believing that they represent the patriotic interest, but really they are America’s nasty ex-girlfriend. They’ve been dumped, more than once probably, but they’re still hanging around getting in the way of everything useful.

    Probably, if we could give everybody truth serum and we had a decent political class, the American people would prefer at least a little bit to have less cheap Mexican labor in the United states. But what they really really really want, far above that, is to have not-Donald Trump as President of the United States, not-Donald Trump on their cable news shows, and not-Donald Trump writing stupid crap on Twitter. They have proved that over and over again, beyond any legitimate doubt.

    It is the fundamental prerogative of our self-determination that they get what they want. I believe in the self-determination of America, by Americans. If you don’t, then you suck.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  216. Boethiuss says:
    @J.Ross

    And there’s a certain pantsuit enthusiast who is established in legally entered documents to have been on Epstein’s plane far more often than Trump, and, in fact, more often than her famously friendly husband.

    So phucking what? You are living in a time warp to think this is remotely important.

    How much do you think American voters are going to be motivated in 2020 to vote Republican in order to repudiate something Mr or Mrs Clinton did or said relative to 2016? I fully expect the Democrats to nominate a nasty in 2020 but we won’t be able to get enough traction on it to matter.

    If Trump is still there, he is the incumbent, he’s the one we see on television every day, he’s going to be the frame of reference for almost every voter as we go through the campaign season. What is Kristen Gillebrand or Kamala Harris going to do that anybody will care about by comparison?

  217. Mr. Anon says:
    @Boethiuss

    Can you name a presidential election when a party won after its incumbent candidate had faced a primary challenge? Off hand, I can only think of one – 1948. And in that case, it was the incumbent who won, not the challenger. A primary challenge to a sitting President is usually a crippling blow to his party. Johnson in ’68. Carter in ’80. Bush in ’92.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  218. Boethiuss says:

    Can you name a presidential election when a party won after its incumbent candidate had faced a primary challenge? Off hand, I can only think of one – 1948. And in that case, it was the incumbent who won, not the challenger. A primary challenge to a sitting President is usually a crippling blow to his party. Johnson in ’68. Carter in ’80. Bush in ’92.

    No I can’t. Primary challenges to a sitting President who’s eligible for reelection has almost always been a bad thing politically for the President’s party. That’s absolutely true.

    I wouldn’t be suggesting this if I thought there was a better alternative. But there isn’t, and the main reason there isn’t is because the public opinion regarding Trump is very calcified. People know what they think about Trump already and no future events are going to change that. Ie, it’s not just that Trump is a loser. As far as the American people are concerned, he’s a loser for all time, or at least until he’s no longer President for a while.

    On the upside, Trump really did change things. And we should be looking closely at what he changed versus what he didn’t. In this case, I’m not sure that the history of primary challenges against sitting Presidents is necessarily going to hold up in the future. There are going to be cycles of accusation and reconciliation, but consider how long it was between Election Day 2016 and Election Day 2018 in terms of the news cycle. Things like the pipe bomb in October or Trump praising Putin and criticizing the CIA in a personal audience ended up being forgotten by everybody except Wikipedia by the time Election Day came around.

    That’s why now, we need to have the accusations of betrayal, incompetence, stupidity and the rest of it now, while we still have time to get our act in gear and make a show of it in 2020. Otherwise the alternative is were going to be doing the same thing anyway after Election Day 2020, and we’ll have no institutional power to work with, maybe a small majority in the Senate and maybe not, and a few SCOTUS Justices. It will be just like 2009 all over again, and for those of us whose memory goes back that far, it’s not something we want to repeat.

    • Replies: @David In TN
  219. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Boethiuss

    We lost 40 seats in the House basically because nobody, anywhere in America wants to be associated with Trump,

    Maybe an increasing number of people don’t want to have anything to do with the Republican Party.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  220. @Boethiuss

    But what they really really really want, far above that, is to have not-Donald Trump as President of the United States,

    Umm ok. Nice rant bro…

  221. bomag says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    window washer fluid with the anti-freeze in it

    On a cold day with thick frost, it doesn’t really work. Unless you flush with huge amounts of fluid, the resulting admixture promptly freezes, adding to the scraping.

  222. @snorlax

    “He’s not a cuck.”

    In that photo, Boot looks like NRO’s David French.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
  223. bomag says:
    @Kratoklastes

    Americans have – in the not-too-distant past – participated in genuine mass protests

    Would you count the various “urban” riots, e.g. Watts, Rodney King, etc?

  224. Boethiuss says:
    @dfordoom

    Maybe an increasing number of people don’t want to have anything to do with the Republican Party.

    Yeah, this is just a restatement of the problem as much as anything else. We can entertain ourselves with banal platitudes if we want and think we’ve deflected the issue but it’s bullshit. The capacity and willingness of the American people to exercise their self-determination against our wishes is not remotely deflected.

  225. BB753 says:
    @Autochthon

    You are correct. The Gendarmerie is only military in name, just like the Carabinieri and the Guardia Civil. Or a militarized police force, if you will, in its organization but not in the way it works or in its goals.
    This is just my opinion, but I doubt the Gendarmerie Nationale would shoot French citizens, while the army wouldn’t hesitate one second. Well, maybe these “paras” would not follow orders:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/11th_Parachute_Brigade_(France)

  226. BB753 says:
    @Kratoklastes

    You’re severely undervaluing the Gendarmerie Nationale. They’re better than the Police Nationale at fighting crime. In fact, there’d be no law and order in France without the Gendarmerie Nationale. Ask any Frenchman. Gendarmes are polite, professional and solidly pro-Front National.

  227. Mr. Anon says:
    @Boethiuss

    We lost 40 seats in the House basically because nobody, anywhere in America wants to be associated with Trump, and increasingly that’s bleeding over against Trump’s party as well.

    Who is this “we” you talk about. I’m not a Republican, slthough I mostly vote for Republicans (and never vote for Democrats). Perhaps, as dfordoom said, people – i.e. voters – don’t want to associate themselves with the GOP.

    An equally plausible explanation for the loss of those 40 seats is that a lot of people were pissed off at the results of Trump’s first term – an agenda set by Paul Ryan rather than by Donald Trump. That is the fault of both of them. Trump permitted his administration to be co-opted by the GOP establishment. And he is pretty much shaping up to be a train-wreck. But whom do you imagine would step in to fill his shoes? Trump defeated the entire GOP field in 2016 because they all sucked.

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  228. Boethiuss says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Who is this “we” you talk about. I’m not a Republican, slthough I mostly vote for Republicans (and never vote for Democrats). Perhaps, as dfordoom said, people – i.e. voters – don’t want to associate themselves with the GOP.

    Well, you should be a Republican. There are, hither and yon over America, lots of greater or lesser patriotic Americans whose aspirations are what traditionally has counted for success in those terms: good families, good wages, peace, solidarity among neighbors, etc. It is the Republican Party which creates the possibility that those people can be organized politically around the intention to actually achieve that. In those terms, it is the only thing there is. Whatever the complaints are against the Party, and there are many, nothing can offset that. And that goes before or after Trump.

    An equally plausible explanation for the loss of those 40 seats is that a lot of people were pissed off at the results of Trump’s first term – an agenda set by Paul Ryan rather than by Donald Trump. That is the fault of both of them. Trump permitted his administration to be co-opted by the GOP establishment. And he is pretty much shaping up to be a train-wreck. But whom do you imagine would step in to fill his shoes? Trump defeated the entire GOP field in 2016 because they all sucked.

    I gotta admit, I genuinely find this intriguing. Why do Trump enthusiasts, presumably such as yourself, believe that other explanation is really “equally plausible”? From here it seems that not to be plausible at all. We don’t just have a bunch of polls, but we also have the actual results of the election and all the data associated with that, ie, lots.

    As far as who would take over, frankly I don’t even much care. I’d probably support anybody who could conceivably win the Republican nomination over Trump. But more importantly, the question itself is premature. We have to be able to talk among ourselves as a party to get to the heart of what we want in terms of immigration, labor, wage rates, investment, and so on. But we can’t do that until we have gotten over the fixation on the person of Donald Trump.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  229. Mikhail says: • Website
    @David In TN

    Frenchy is another winner.

    Tom Nichols is a definite cockwomble.

  230. @Whiskey

    There is no marriage singularity at hand. There is a NYT editorial singularity in which the Grey Lady has taken a second job in adult sex education.

    Marriages with live-in open infidelity are as rare as trannies but you wouldn’t know that either are in any way out of the ordinary from reading the Times.

  231. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Boethiuss

    Well, you should be a Republican.

    You should be a Republican. Don’t you believe in core American values, like lower taxes for the rich? And lots of wars. That’s what The Republican Party is all about. That’s what America is all about!

    Don’t you care about the suffering of the billionaires? Don’t you like war? What are you, some kind of pinko commie?

    • Replies: @Boethiuss
  232. @Mr. Anon

    Nixon was challenged in the 1972 New Hampshire GOP primary by two credible opponents (John Ashbrook and Pete McCloskey). That fall Nixon carried 49 states.

  233. @Boethiuss

    “No I can’t.”

    From above, Nixon in 1972.

  234. Boethiuss says:
    @dfordoom

    You should be a Republican. Don’t you believe in core American values, like lower taxes for the rich? And lots of wars. That’s what The Republican Party is all about. That’s what America is all about!

    What are you talking about, I am a Republican, for just the reasons I mentioned in the prior comment: “….good families, good wages, peace, solidarity among neighbors, etc. It is the Republican Party which creates the possibility that those people can be organized politically around the intention to actually achieve that.”

    It’s unfortunate that the cynics always end up resorting to snarky bullshit because when push comes to shove there’s nothing else on offer anywhere else, either from Trump or somebody else.

    That aside, I’m actually more immediately interested in the other part, and I want hear what you think. Ie, “An equally plausible explanation for the loss of those 40 seats is that a lot of people were pissed off at the results of Trump’s first term – an agenda set by Paul Ryan rather than by Donald Trump.”

    To be fair you didn’t write this, but presumably you agree with the other commenter who did (or if you don’t, that’s interesting as well). In any event, the question still stands: given what happened in the midterms, what’s the value in sticking with Trump as opposed to finding someone else?

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