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Commenter IBC writes:

The idea that Trump’s refusal to pledge an immediate and unconditional concession to Hillary’s anticipated but still uncertain victory, is predicated on the now proven-to-be-false media narrative that his coalition of supporters is violent and incapable of tolerating political dissent. Now that we have the hard evidence that violence at Trump’s rallies was primarily the result of false-flag operations planned and approved by Team Hillary, why hasn’t the media itself conceded its own role in sowing fear and divisiveness amongst the American electorate and especially by accomplishing it through fraudulent and politically-motivated “reporting?”

There has been a lot of political violence over the last 12 months, but, contrary to the huge numbers of warnings from the media about the onrushing violence from Trump supporters, about 95-98% has come from either Hillary supporters or from groups Hillary supports: black cop killers, black rioters, Muslim terrorists, people of color attacking Trump supporters coming and going from Trump rallies, etc. etc. Some of the handful of punches thrown by Trump supporters were due to provocations by paid Hillary operatives. But the big story is that the vast majority of violence came from the anti-Trump side.

Many journalists have put so much effort into warning of Trumpian violence that they can’t remember and/or don’t want to admit it largely never went through the formality of coming into existence.

So they are off in their own Alternative Reality in which what you saw with your lying eyes since San Bernardino in late 2015 never happened and instead what they tried to conjure up with words is truth.

Any candidate, Democrat or Republican, who ignores credible reports of voting “irregularities:” whether it’s among senior citizens in Florida, independent-thinking blacks and Latinos in machine cities like Chicago, or even in districts with high numbers of working-class “white men,” endangers the expectation of fair play and justice which is the true source of political legitimacy in a democratic system founded on the principle of consent of the governed. If there are any questions of electoral wrong-doing that might tip the balance of results, candidates have a duty, not to concede at the first suggestion of defeat, but to push for the impartial investigation of what happened until the question is resolved or it becomes clear that that contest is no longer relevant to election results at large. This is one of the reasons why candidates-elect don’t actually take office until almost two months after Election Day!

I’m amazed at how the media has framed this issue; almost completely ignoring Al Gore’s legal challenge of returns in Florida only 16 years ago. On PBS, the only analogy made was to Nixon and his peaceful resignation after impeachment –an entirely different situation, the choice of which would seem to have more to do with framing a sense of guilt by association and moral aspersion than actually explaining what might happen this November. It’s difficult to tell whether perhaps some of these pundits don’t have sufficient powers of “recall” to remember Gore or whether they just refuse to mention something that might hurt their chosen candidate, but shame on them whatever their excuses!

The shamefulness of media behavior in 2016 is a big, big story.

 
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  1. oops

    >A woman who accused a Donald Trump supporter of punching her outside a Trump rally in North Carolina is backtracking after James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released video showing Democrat operatives claiming she was a trained activist.<

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/10/20/okeefe-woman-backtracks-assault-claim-project-veritas-video/

  2. My biggest worry is that the CIA will see fit to, ahem, “counter hack” voting machines they’ve deemed compromised by the Russians anyway.

    In truth, the CIA has long supported Hillary and State’s policy of arming the Strain rebels. Evan McMullin, who is just in the race to spoil Utah, worked for the CIA for a decade too.

  3. “The shamefulness of media behavior in 2016 is a big, big story.”

    If the Trump campaign does nothing more than to expose, to those who didn’t already see it, the absolute cravenness, dishonesty, hypocrisy, etc. of the Media, it will have performed an important public service.

    As The Duck (aka “Jokeocracy,” aka Pax Dickinson) implied in his final Twitter blaze of glory, the only thing that can save the country is the utter downfall of the media establishment. Then a true-to-reality worldview can be built from the ground up.

  4. Would the media need to be so shameful if they didn’t fear Hillary was losing very badly?
    Also, electoral fraud is such a certainty that they’re setting up Trump not to contest the results. Even the “intelligence community” is ready to call Trump a Russian mole should he succeed.
    The whole system is rigged against Trump because they know the entire regime could crumble down in a matter of months. Many people are afraid of losing their positions and the billions to be made as insiders.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    Trump could pitch the pro-growth aspects of lower taxes through less graft and corruption. Think of the burst through productive use of capital instead of flushing so much into Caymans and similar dead money accounts.
    Of course, the VA, MD and DC restaurants would suffer, with similar effects in Manhattan and Hollywood.
  5. The Left has always been violent. From the French Revolution until now. But the ends justify the means and our glorious Soviet future is just around the corner!!!

    The good news is there are many that know the Left’s history. The will be no passive acceptance of their dishonest agenda due to an assumption of goodwill this time around.

    Remember Solzhenitsyn.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    As Insty is fond of saying, "fascism is forever descending upon the American right, but it always seems to land rather far left of the target, to paraphrase Tom Wolfe."

    “The dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.” http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/376418-the-dark-night-of-fascism-is-always-descending-in-the
    , @unpc downunder
    The French revolution wasn't started by leftists, and Hillary Clinton isn't a leftist either. She's a technocratic liberal centrist who believes in free trade, financial deregulation and mass immigration to satisfy the needs of the free market - which technically makes her someone on the liberal right. And no she didn't start out as a tofu-eating hippie on a commune, she started out as a business orientated career girl supporting the proto-neoliberal candidate Barry Goldwater.

    Please stop dreaming about being an 18th Century aristocrat and enter the 21st Century. A lot has happened since the dreaded bourgeois stormed the Bastille.

  6. I think it’s time for me to unsubscribe from this blog. The future is what it is, and this blog is making me unhappy the longer I read it.

    • Replies: @antipater_1
    How much did your subscription cost? You may have been suckered into paying the ripoff price. One thing you can absolutely count on about Unz.com, you will get your bill every month!
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson

    The future is what it is, and this blog is making me unhappy the longer I read it.
     
    The future is what we make it, and I am excluding you from the we. Oh, BTW, Samuel Adams has a message for you:

    “If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
  7. CNN’s ratings collapse surprised nobody but now Fox News is losing to MSNBC here and there. A couple years ago, MSNBC’s ratings were so poor that garbage like Ronan Farrow had only 50,000 viewers. Now it occasionally leads over Fox News and CNN, whose ratings have cratered in particular. MSNBC is now the official left alternative, CNN is for hardcore Clintonistas, and Fox News is for the remnants of the #NeverTrump wing of the GOP.

    New York Times had to rely on two emergency capital injections by Carlos Slim and all indicators show that they need a third. What if he tells NYT to take a hike or commits to spending much less than what the Sulzbergers want? I’m sure NYT will exist in some form for quite some time but it’s definitely in its twilight years as opposed to the Newspaper of Record for America.

    I think independents and especially the right are now fully aware and fully in tune with how biased the current media is. The media has went full Pravda and ironically enough, that is still not enough for a strong contingent of the left who demand that the media turn into something like North Korea’s where they spend all day fawning over Hillary like they do Kim Jong Un. When Trump wins the election, we could seriously expect networks like CNN to merge or close down by 2019. Better late than never I suppose.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Never go full retard:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6WHBO_Qc-Q

    , @Harry Baldwin
    Fox News is for the remnants of the #NeverTrump wing

    Yeah, I don't get how they see this working out for them. I've stopped watching Fox News lately because when they cover a Trump story, "fair and balanced" consists of a Democrat Trump hater debating a Republican Trump hater (Goldberg, Hayes, Will, etc). Who do they imagine they're appealing to with this approach?

  8. I thought the MSM was in the tank for BJC, and underwater for BHO, but they are shamelessly colluding with HRC.

    It is a bad thing when the press takes a side, even if they take my side.

  9. That sounds like it should be a Wikipedia article. Errr, you know what I mean.

  10. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    “The Tide of Hate Directed Against Jewish Journalists”

    “A new report finds that anti-Semitic death threats have increased significantly during this election cycle.”

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/what-its-like-to-be-a-jewish-journalist-in-the-age-of-trump/504635/

    The numbers are simultaneously horrifying and clinical: Between August 2015 and July 2016, at least 800 journalists received some 19,000 anti-Semitic tweets, sent by 1,600 users. The overwhelming majority of these messages were sent to just 10 writers.

    That’s according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League, an organization which tracks hate speech and groups, with a particular focus on anti-Semitism. The organization reviewed 2.6 million tweets sent to 50,000 journalists that contained keywords often used in anti-Semitic slurs. Staffers manually reviewed and narrowed down that set to focus on explicitly hateful messages… Given how difficult it is to track or identify all hateful tweets—especially those that use coded language rather than overtly anti-Semitic terms—“there is reason to conclude that the numbers in this report … are conservative,” the authors wrote.

    The report is important because it provides concrete evidence of something that’s been happening for a long time. And it’s gotten worse throughout the 2016 presidential campaign: The study found that the volume of anti-Semitic tweets significantly increased starting in January 2016, as election season got into full swing.

    Like the Twitter user who attacked Gold, many people who send anti-Semitic messages seem to identify as Trump supporters. The ADL stressed that its findings do not imply that the Republican presidential candidate endorses these messages, nor that he has encouraged people to send them. But Trump’s campaign is the looming context behind these tweets. As I wrote in September, “Trump has passively cheered on anti-Semitic trolls, appointed a man accused of denying the Holocaust as one of his advisers, and tweeted graphics that incorporate anti-Semitic imagery.” His campaign has attracted the support of neo-Nazis and anti-Semites; the rhetoric he has used to talk about ethnic and religious groups, from Mexicans to Muslims, has created space for all kinds of bigots to express themselves online. The free-wheeling norms of the internet haven’t helped; what was once considered plain old racism and bigotry has come to pass for trolling.

    ADL’s findings have strong implications for Jewish journalists, who face anti-Semitic messages as the cost of doing their job and engaging on forums like Twitter. The social network only shut down 21 percent of the 1,600 accounts that sent anti-Semitic messages, which accounted for 16 percent of the tweets, according to the ADL, although not all of the abuse was reported. In a statement to The New York Times, a Twitter representative “noted that the company’s policy prohibits anti-Semitic content and that it planned to introduce new policies and tools to ensure that its users felt safe in the coming weeks.”

    But the report isn’t just about what it’s like to be a Jewish journalist in 2016—it’s a chilling look at what the future of journalism could be like, whether or not Trump becomes president. The Republican nominee has attacked nearly every national media outlet, and he openly declared that he hates journalists. He vowed in December that he “would never kill them,” which would be a relief if it weren’t so terrifying that he felt he needed to clarify his position. A number of politicians, and not just Trump, have tried to make the media into the enemy during this election. This tactic is nothing new. But this year, it seems, their constituents are listening. It only takes a short visit to Twitter to see exactly what they’re hearing.

    • LOL: AndrewR
  11. OT: Judging by my Twitter feed, there’s a third night of large protests by policemen happening all across France. Hundreds of cops in all the major cities, it seems:

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    I found a proper news story on it:

    French police defy government in growing protest movement over lawlessness
    http://www.france24.com/en/20161020-french-police-defy-government-growing-protest-lawlessness
    , @Lot
    The reason for the protests is 10 to 15 French "youth" (that's what they call anti-white criminals in France too!) from a housing project surrounded two police vehicles with officers in them and tossed in Molotov cocktails. Two of the officers are near death and presumably will be permanently and severely scarred and disabled even if they survive.

    That's Hillary's vision for the USA.

    http://imgur.com/a/i77Za
  12. I don’t really think the media has been anymore shameful. Typical of them. They’ve just been exposed more with all the attention this election has brought.

  13. OT: Trump went kamikaze at the Al Smith dinner tonight. Insulted Hillary outright while she gape-jawed fake laughs and some outraged audience members boo and yell out. Maria Bartiromo laughing and clapping for Trump was a nice visual.

    • Replies: @Anonymous

    OT: Trump went kamikaze at the Al Smith dinner tonight. Insulted Hillary outright while she gape-jawed fake laughs and some outraged audience members boo and yell out. Maria Bartiromo laughing and clapping for Trump was a nice visual.
     
    OMG, Bartiromo was such a nice visual! Momma mia, showing off her big beautiful rack in that low-cut dress! Couldn't take my eyes off of it.
    , @Neil Templeton
    I watched the tape. He was keepin' it real. Not sure if he thought those would be laugh lines, or if he was giving a big FU to all the folks who've loved him, so very, very much, since June 2015.
  14. The shamefulness of media behavior in 2016 is a big, big story.

    It has been a big story for decades, but in 2016 the media have grown so brazen and confident that they’ve abandoned most of their efforts to throw up a shield of plausible deniability as they construct the Narrative in a manner that best suits their ideological and emotional goals.

    The Narrative is like the proverbial onion.

    Let’s say one day that you are looking at Facebook, and one of your loony liberal friends has linked to five mainstream news stories that are distorting what Trump said in a speech. But hey — you listened to that speech, and you know they’re taking his words out of context. Fine; you’ve stripped away the loosest, most obvious outer layer of the Narrative onion.

    But then an ostensibly right-wing talk show radio host tells you that Trump’s ‘careless words’ are killing his polling numbers, so he’s got to change his campaign approach. Well, you then see an article on Conservative Treehouse showing you how those poll numbers are just another chapter in the Narrative, created by grossly-unrepresentative sample sizes. Great; you’ve stripped off another layer.

    So then you start thinking that the actual election, where real people cast ‘real’ votes, might just turn out to be pretty close. So you get ready to vote, only to see a story on Breitbart explaining how voter fraud is rife across the country. Is your vote really going to get counted? If you’re submitting a mail-in ballot, is any flesh-and-blood human being going to open that envelope and make a tick next to the name of the candidate you’ve chosen? Or are the reports you see coming from your state’s election headquarters just a sidebar to the Narrative? Splendid; you’re digging deep into the onion now . . . .

    And then you have a startling thought: that vote you cast in the last election — and the ones before that, come to think of it — who counted them? When was the last time you can be sure an election you voted in was completely legit? Has there ever been one? And what historical source, what book, what article, written by which historian or poly sci prof, is going to tell you the true story? How many layers does this stupid onion have?

    Maybe it’s less exhausting, and more congenial, to just go back to FB, add a like to that post your friend put up, and hope for the best for the next four years. Maybe you should just trust the information gatekeepers, the authors of the Narrative, like most of your friends do. Hey, if the NYT or the BBC says it’s so, who are you to try to piss up that mighty river? Maybe nothing really bad will happen . . . .

    Okay — I’m sliding into conspiracy theorizing now; I’m going to stop. But the basic issue is real: we live in a postmodern culture in which there’s no center to the onion; no logos or frame of reference from which to discern and make sense of what we read and hear and even, increasingly, see. Perhaps it has ever been thus, but as western cultures pull farther away from the Christian ideal of truth-telling, it’s going to get harder and harder to sift out what’s real from the glare of gaslight coming from all directions.

    The question for 2016 is how many Americans are willing to ‘wake up’ (be ‘woke’, to use a popular term?) to what’s being done to them?

    The perfidy of the media in narrative construction is so far-reaching, so multi-layered, that it seems to me most ordinary citizens still don’t really grasp its pervasiveness.

    I hope I am wrong — hearing evidence of this would really make me feel better.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    One concern I have about a potential Clinton regime is that we slip closer to Babel, and then the prior image of a Brazil-like dysfunction seems quaint by comparison. I am now going to look at Razib Khan's logos article and comments.
    , @GW
    Tremendous.
  15. MY gawd, any of you watching the Al Smith dinner? Trump is absolutely fearless. I don’t know how this will play. Of course, he was booed by some; most people the camera showed were sweating bullets or their faces were frozen.

    Normally, I’d say Trump just shot himself, but after this year, I realize he knows much better than I what he’s doing and why. I suspect he wanted to get to a lot more issues and what better way than having the press skewer him tomorrow and show the video. “Hillary hates Catholics.”

    If you haven’t been watching, watch the re-play. I was so uncomfortable, I left the room. Yes, I was laughing hysterically, but I had to leave the room. The Bishop was about to explode.

    • Replies: @Cagey Beast
    This guy's reaction looks like something from a Buster Keaton or Marx Bros film. Must be the white ties:

    https://twitter.com/JoshLeCash/status/789276024647188480
    , @Anonymous
    Hillary does hate Catholics. The leaked emails show that their camp is engaging in intentional manipulation of the Catholic masses, while making crude jokes about them that, if said about a minority group, would result in firings.

    Trump should push every one of Hillary's debacles, crimes, and malice right back down their throats. The blatantly biased media may dismiss it, but the common man does get the message.
    , @Anonym
    That was epically savage. The "pardon me" bit was my favorite. What was amazing was watching Hillary laughing at his jokes. She took it better than expected.

    Even if she wins the election (and I still think Trump has every chance of winning) she is damaged goods from day one.

    I agree with the poster who said the media has always been this biased, it's just that they are more exposed this year. Multiple non-establishment people have united to fight for Trump. Reddit. Wikileaks. O'Keefe. All of us on the alt-right. It is the first time that we have had a candidate fight for us like this. We are fighting alongside him. The media has never been challenged and exposed in this way. Usually they are the ones who will expose something. It is not every day when the media itself gets caught out colluding with a campaign via leaked emails.

    Even things like CNN lying about losing the satellite feed... it gets put on reddit. Love it.
    , @Neil Templeton
    Yah, he committed the ultimate sin in polite society. He refused to abide by the pretense of politeness. He's gone to the deplorables now. He's adopted their code of honor. Vendetta.
  16. When Hildabeast gets elected (sorry, I’m a pessimist by nature), the media will not look at their behavior as shameful. They will look at it as winning strategy. The question is, what can be done about it? I don’t know the answer, but I hope someone does.

  17. What’s funny is what I heard from a black commentator on MSNBC after the debate was over last night. I don’t know who this individual was but he was on with Brian Williams and they were having a field day with Donald Trump’s refusal to pledge to respect the election results. They made the quite Orwellian statement that Al Gore in 2000 was an example to behold for his graciously admitting defeat after the courts ruled that Bush had won.

    • Replies: @guest
    That's definitely not the example he wants followed. If Trump does what Gore did he'd probably be arrested, if not hung.
  18. @Cagey Beast
    OT: Judging by my Twitter feed, there's a third night of large protests by policemen happening all across France. Hundreds of cops in all the major cities, it seems:

    https://twitter.com/RTenfrancais/status/789218636363956224

    I found a proper news story on it:

    French police defy government in growing protest movement over lawlessness

    http://www.france24.com/en/20161020-french-police-defy-government-growing-protest-lawlessness

  19. @e
    MY gawd, any of you watching the Al Smith dinner? Trump is absolutely fearless. I don't know how this will play. Of course, he was booed by some; most people the camera showed were sweating bullets or their faces were frozen.

    Normally, I'd say Trump just shot himself, but after this year, I realize he knows much better than I what he's doing and why. I suspect he wanted to get to a lot more issues and what better way than having the press skewer him tomorrow and show the video. "Hillary hates Catholics."

    If you haven't been watching, watch the re-play. I was so uncomfortable, I left the room. Yes, I was laughing hysterically, but I had to leave the room. The Bishop was about to explode.

    This guy’s reaction looks like something from a Buster Keaton or Marx Bros film. Must be the white ties:

  20. “The shamefulness of media behavior in 2016 is a big, big story.”

    True, but they ignored a lot of Hillary’s behavior and Obama’s history in 2008.

    They realize they can get away with it and behave worse.

    • Replies: @e
    Things have changed. Trump is a hero to millions. That's not going away even IF he loses. The net has millions of eyes.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/

    Would love to see Andrea Mitchell bite the dust.
  21. OT but it looks like we have found your doppelgänger in Cubs catcher David Ross.

  22. I don’t understand the implication of the question even though it was asked in multiple debates. What’s Trump supposed to do in the event of a loss, commit suicide? Or raise an armed insurrection? Obviously if he thinks he was beaten fair and square he must concede, and if he thinks he was cheated he must protest. Why ask a rhetorical question expect to get the guy’s goat?

    • Replies: @guest
    I've said this before and I'll say it again: because they want him to promise not to pull a Gore. Because they don't want to go through 2000 again, and more importantly they don't want Trump to be president.
    , @Jim Christian
    Anybody can pull a Gore and take a State to court over fraud at the polls..
  23. @BB753
    Would the media need to be so shameful if they didn't fear Hillary was losing very badly?
    Also, electoral fraud is such a certainty that they're setting up Trump not to contest the results. Even the "intelligence community" is ready to call Trump a Russian mole should he succeed.
    The whole system is rigged against Trump because they know the entire regime could crumble down in a matter of months. Many people are afraid of losing their positions and the billions to be made as insiders.

    Trump could pitch the pro-growth aspects of lower taxes through less graft and corruption. Think of the burst through productive use of capital instead of flushing so much into Caymans and similar dead money accounts.
    Of course, the VA, MD and DC restaurants would suffer, with similar effects in Manhattan and Hollywood.

  24. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    The Left has always been violent. From the French Revolution until now. But the ends justify the means and our glorious Soviet future is just around the corner!!!

    The good news is there are many that know the Left's history. The will be no passive acceptance of their dishonest agenda due to an assumption of goodwill this time around.

    Remember Solzhenitsyn.

    As Insty is fond of saying, “fascism is forever descending upon the American right, but it always seems to land rather far left of the target, to paraphrase Tom Wolfe.”

    “The dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.” http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/376418-the-dark-night-of-fascism-is-always-descending-in-the

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
    Wrong!

    But it's called fascism
    And it belongs to us
    It's called fascism
    And it's the only thing that's worth living for

    Oh, fascism is found in the east and west
    But when fascism is at home, it's the best
    Fascism is the cure for every evil
    Fascism is the air that supports the eagle
    It's called fascism
    And it's so un-cool
    It's called fascism
    And somehow it's become unmentionable
    It's called fascism

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwWIEXAM8Q0

    And it belongs to every one of us
    It's called love
    And it cuts your life like a broken knife
  25. @Random Dude on the Internet
    CNN's ratings collapse surprised nobody but now Fox News is losing to MSNBC here and there. A couple years ago, MSNBC's ratings were so poor that garbage like Ronan Farrow had only 50,000 viewers. Now it occasionally leads over Fox News and CNN, whose ratings have cratered in particular. MSNBC is now the official left alternative, CNN is for hardcore Clintonistas, and Fox News is for the remnants of the #NeverTrump wing of the GOP.

    New York Times had to rely on two emergency capital injections by Carlos Slim and all indicators show that they need a third. What if he tells NYT to take a hike or commits to spending much less than what the Sulzbergers want? I'm sure NYT will exist in some form for quite some time but it's definitely in its twilight years as opposed to the Newspaper of Record for America.

    I think independents and especially the right are now fully aware and fully in tune with how biased the current media is. The media has went full Pravda and ironically enough, that is still not enough for a strong contingent of the left who demand that the media turn into something like North Korea's where they spend all day fawning over Hillary like they do Kim Jong Un. When Trump wins the election, we could seriously expect networks like CNN to merge or close down by 2019. Better late than never I suppose.

    Never go full retard:

  26. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The shamefulness of media behavior in 2016 is a big, big story.

     

    It has been a big story for decades, but in 2016 the media have grown so brazen and confident that they've abandoned most of their efforts to throw up a shield of plausible deniability as they construct the Narrative in a manner that best suits their ideological and emotional goals.

    The Narrative is like the proverbial onion.

    Let's say one day that you are looking at Facebook, and one of your loony liberal friends has linked to five mainstream news stories that are distorting what Trump said in a speech. But hey -- you listened to that speech, and you know they're taking his words out of context. Fine; you've stripped away the loosest, most obvious outer layer of the Narrative onion.

    But then an ostensibly right-wing talk show radio host tells you that Trump's 'careless words' are killing his polling numbers, so he's got to change his campaign approach. Well, you then see an article on Conservative Treehouse showing you how those poll numbers are just another chapter in the Narrative, created by grossly-unrepresentative sample sizes. Great; you've stripped off another layer.

    So then you start thinking that the actual election, where real people cast 'real' votes, might just turn out to be pretty close. So you get ready to vote, only to see a story on Breitbart explaining how voter fraud is rife across the country. Is your vote really going to get counted? If you're submitting a mail-in ballot, is any flesh-and-blood human being going to open that envelope and make a tick next to the name of the candidate you've chosen? Or are the reports you see coming from your state's election headquarters just a sidebar to the Narrative? Splendid; you're digging deep into the onion now . . . .

    And then you have a startling thought: that vote you cast in the last election -- and the ones before that, come to think of it -- who counted them? When was the last time you can be sure an election you voted in was completely legit? Has there ever been one? And what historical source, what book, what article, written by which historian or poly sci prof, is going to tell you the true story? How many layers does this stupid onion have?

    Maybe it's less exhausting, and more congenial, to just go back to FB, add a like to that post your friend put up, and hope for the best for the next four years. Maybe you should just trust the information gatekeepers, the authors of the Narrative, like most of your friends do. Hey, if the NYT or the BBC says it's so, who are you to try to piss up that mighty river? Maybe nothing really bad will happen . . . .

    Okay -- I'm sliding into conspiracy theorizing now; I'm going to stop. But the basic issue is real: we live in a postmodern culture in which there's no center to the onion; no logos or frame of reference from which to discern and make sense of what we read and hear and even, increasingly, see. Perhaps it has ever been thus, but as western cultures pull farther away from the Christian ideal of truth-telling, it's going to get harder and harder to sift out what's real from the glare of gaslight coming from all directions.

    The question for 2016 is how many Americans are willing to 'wake up' (be 'woke', to use a popular term?) to what's being done to them?

    The perfidy of the media in narrative construction is so far-reaching, so multi-layered, that it seems to me most ordinary citizens still don't really grasp its pervasiveness.

    I hope I am wrong -- hearing evidence of this would really make me feel better.

    One concern I have about a potential Clinton regime is that we slip closer to Babel, and then the prior image of a Brazil-like dysfunction seems quaint by comparison. I am now going to look at Razib Khan’s logos article and comments.

  27. @Langley
    "The shamefulness of media behavior in 2016 is a big, big story."

    True, but they ignored a lot of Hillary's behavior and Obama's history in 2008.

    They realize they can get away with it and behave worse.

    Things have changed. Trump is a hero to millions. That’s not going away even IF he loses. The net has millions of eyes.

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/

    Would love to see Andrea Mitchell bite the dust.

  28. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The media are just blowing smoke up everyone’s [email protected]@. They talk about conceding, that it’s over, and he’s still running a close race despite all of the blatant overwhelming attacks from all areas of the establishment. And it is likely that most ‘undecideds’ are Trump voters who are publicly anonymous.

    They just want you to give up, to not bother supporting or pushing for Trump issues, not bother to vote. Don’t listen. They’ve been lying to you for over a year, as you know. Whatever they roll out each day ’til election is just more of the same, but amped up out of desperation.

  29. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @e
    MY gawd, any of you watching the Al Smith dinner? Trump is absolutely fearless. I don't know how this will play. Of course, he was booed by some; most people the camera showed were sweating bullets or their faces were frozen.

    Normally, I'd say Trump just shot himself, but after this year, I realize he knows much better than I what he's doing and why. I suspect he wanted to get to a lot more issues and what better way than having the press skewer him tomorrow and show the video. "Hillary hates Catholics."

    If you haven't been watching, watch the re-play. I was so uncomfortable, I left the room. Yes, I was laughing hysterically, but I had to leave the room. The Bishop was about to explode.

    Hillary does hate Catholics. The leaked emails show that their camp is engaging in intentional manipulation of the Catholic masses, while making crude jokes about them that, if said about a minority group, would result in firings.

    Trump should push every one of Hillary’s debacles, crimes, and malice right back down their throats. The blatantly biased media may dismiss it, but the common man does get the message.

  30. OT: who are you rooting for in the NLCS, Steve? You haven’t tipped your hand, but I have to imagine it’s a tough choice for you.

    • Replies: @Captain Tripps
    Steve's roots are in SoCal, and he's blogged about the '60s Dodgers, so the money would say he's a Dodgers fan. OTOH, a low probability/high return bet would say he spent many years in the Chicago area, so maybe some of the "Lovable Losers" aura of the North Siders rubbed off on him and he's a Cubs fan. Or, could be none of the above.
  31. Even as we speak, the Machine Media is now being overtaken as a source of major investigative news by WikiLeaks and Project Veritas. If there’s another Woodward/Bernstein in our midst, it is surely, of all people, James O’Keefe — who just might possibly bring down even a President, should Hillary be elected.

    And a remarkable thing about the two new news sources is that they are dovetailing in their effects, with WikiLeaks verifying the claims made on the Project Veritas tapes.

    I have a strong hunch that as the revelations pile up before the day of election, the polls are going to turn against Hillary, who loses votes like mad when she looks really corrupt — and now she’s starting to look like death-warmed-over corrupt.

    But it must kill the Machine Media to be shown up by the likes of WikiLeaks and Project Veritas. WikiLeaks humiliates them, exposing them as the abject courtiers they have become, and Project Veritas shows them how sadly they have failed investigative journalism.

    • Replies: @Wade
    I tend to agree. The way I look at it is that Trump took a nosedive due to the sexual assault allegations and the Billy Bush tape. These are the kinds of allegations though that low-information voters can understand and has a swift impact on the polls. But if Bill Clinton is an example, the impact may only be temporary on Trump as well.

    The information that Wikileaks and Judicial Watch has unearthed on Hillary might take longer to spread and some of it might be harder for people to wrap their heads around but it will fester and linger throughout her presidency if she wins.

    Is there enough time before the election for it all to sink in to everyone's heads what Hillary has really done? If so there could be a major turnaround in the polls the very last minute as there was for Ronald Reagan in '80 and Brexit as well.
  32. The reason I, as a commie, don’t worry about violence from Trump’s supporters is that Trump lacks a youth movement. As Sublime sang,

    “Can’t fight against the youth
    Cause we’re strong and the rude rude people”

    The most enthusiastic Trump supporters are retirees.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Why the hell aren't you a Trump supporter?
    , @Jack Hanson
    Lol no, but this is to be expected from you.
  33. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Jenner Ickham Errican
    OT: Trump went kamikaze at the Al Smith dinner tonight. Insulted Hillary outright while she gape-jawed fake laughs and some outraged audience members boo and yell out. Maria Bartiromo laughing and clapping for Trump was a nice visual.

    OT: Trump went kamikaze at the Al Smith dinner tonight. Insulted Hillary outright while she gape-jawed fake laughs and some outraged audience members boo and yell out. Maria Bartiromo laughing and clapping for Trump was a nice visual.

    OMG, Bartiromo was such a nice visual! Momma mia, showing off her big beautiful rack in that low-cut dress! Couldn’t take my eyes off of it.

    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
    Her gloves were great too. (Yes, she was wearing gloves.)
    , @Forbes
    Old story. The Money Honey would occasionally come to my office for an interview after she did the market open from the NYSE (this is the 90s--20 years ago, now). During the set-up for the camera and sound, I "discovered" the visual you describe, where upon she buttoned up her blouse--having noticed what I was noticing... LOL.
    , @Jim Don Bob
    Was Maria the woman in red behind Trump on the left of the screen? Yowsa!
  34. @KM32
    I think it's time for me to unsubscribe from this blog. The future is what it is, and this blog is making me unhappy the longer I read it.

    How much did your subscription cost? You may have been suckered into paying the ripoff price. One thing you can absolutely count on about Unz.com, you will get your bill every month!

  35. A more relevant Nixon example would be when he didn’t contest his loss to JFK despite all the ballot stuffing in Chicago (reportedly because his allies had been doing the same downstate and he didn’t want to destroy his career along with Kennedy’s).

  36. It’s pretty transparent now that Hillary’s demand that Trump accept the outcome of the election is simply an attempt to get him to concede defeat before the fact, so that after she steals it, she can claim some legitimacy for her theft. Hillary is shrilly insisting that her well trained Republicuck subs, cuck once again.

    It’s really quite brazen; I would even call it unhinged. The problem is she’s gotten away with this so many times before that she thinks it’s going to work to destroy Mr. Trump, as well. It isn’t.

    I never wrote a reaction on the third debate open thread. I’ve been sick and overworked this week, and I barely had the strength to watch the debate let alone comment upon it. There is clearly something seriously wrong with Hillary Clinton. She came across as something between a glitching robot and a demon-possessed Chucky doll who wouldn’t shut up. And I’m not just saying this because I despise her as a human being and as a candidate—this is an objective assessment. There is a deeply disturbing, psychopathic, infernal vibe emanating from that woman. Her lies were as blatant as ever, and too obvious to even be worth debunking. One cannot have a rational debate with a lunatic.

    I had an epiphany of sorts after the debate was over which caused this whole election and its associated social phenomena to make a new kind of sense. It no longer matters what the media say about Trump. Their questions, criticisms, and analyses have become irrelevant. They have become irrelevant. They’ve used every weapon in their arsenal to take Trump down and all they’ve accomplished is their own delegitimization. This is the bitter fruit of their many long years of obscurantism. He who diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and he who rolleth a stone, it shall return upon him. Trump is a Fact of Life now; he is a sign of contradiction, set for the fall and rising of many. The media thought they had an unassailable advantage and could lie and swindle in perpetuity—that is until the Angel of Death came to pay them back in their own coin.

    If I were to sum up the third debate in one pithy sentiment or idea, I would say that this was the night when the mainstream media finally, irrevocably jumped the shark. Their emptiness, their nakedness, their lack of substance was on full display. I could feel it in my stomach that in some mysterious sense their charter had been revoked, and they no longer had the license to exist. They will stumble along for awhile longer due to sheer inertia, but the inner justification has departed them. The talking heads have become the walking dead.

    • Agree: BenKenobi
  37. @KM32
    I think it's time for me to unsubscribe from this blog. The future is what it is, and this blog is making me unhappy the longer I read it.

    The future is what it is, and this blog is making me unhappy the longer I read it.

    The future is what we make it, and I am excluding you from the we. Oh, BTW, Samuel Adams has a message for you:

    “If you love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

  38. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    OT: Trump went kamikaze at the Al Smith dinner tonight. Insulted Hillary outright while she gape-jawed fake laughs and some outraged audience members boo and yell out. Maria Bartiromo laughing and clapping for Trump was a nice visual.

    I watched the tape. He was keepin’ it real. Not sure if he thought those would be laugh lines, or if he was giving a big FU to all the folks who’ve loved him, so very, very much, since June 2015.

  39. @Stephen R. Diamond
    The reason I, as a commie, don't worry about violence from Trump's supporters is that Trump lacks a youth movement. As Sublime sang,

    "Can't fight against the youth
    Cause we're strong and the rude rude people"

    The most enthusiastic Trump supporters are retirees.

    Why the hell aren’t you a Trump supporter?

  40. Don’t forget that Trump is the only one of the candidates to suffer an assassination attempt. It has received next to no coverage compared to his statement that 2nd amendment people can do something to prevent Hillary from getting elected.

  41. It’s a big story to who? To us? The media has the power to set the narrative, and they’re certainly not going to give it up. The enemy controls every major institution in this country, making elections practically irrelevant. To fight back we will have to look outside legal or electoral means.

  42. @e
    MY gawd, any of you watching the Al Smith dinner? Trump is absolutely fearless. I don't know how this will play. Of course, he was booed by some; most people the camera showed were sweating bullets or their faces were frozen.

    Normally, I'd say Trump just shot himself, but after this year, I realize he knows much better than I what he's doing and why. I suspect he wanted to get to a lot more issues and what better way than having the press skewer him tomorrow and show the video. "Hillary hates Catholics."

    If you haven't been watching, watch the re-play. I was so uncomfortable, I left the room. Yes, I was laughing hysterically, but I had to leave the room. The Bishop was about to explode.

    That was epically savage. The “pardon me” bit was my favorite. What was amazing was watching Hillary laughing at his jokes. She took it better than expected.

    Even if she wins the election (and I still think Trump has every chance of winning) she is damaged goods from day one.

    I agree with the poster who said the media has always been this biased, it’s just that they are more exposed this year. Multiple non-establishment people have united to fight for Trump. Reddit. Wikileaks. O’Keefe. All of us on the alt-right. It is the first time that we have had a candidate fight for us like this. We are fighting alongside him. The media has never been challenged and exposed in this way. Usually they are the ones who will expose something. It is not every day when the media itself gets caught out colluding with a campaign via leaked emails.

    Even things like CNN lying about losing the satellite feed… it gets put on reddit. Love it.

  43. Steve, any thoughts on Obama’s Trump supporting Kenyan brother? Do you think he has any special knowledge about the circumstances of Obama’s birth, and if so, do you think he’d release it before the election to help Trump get elected?

    • Replies: @BB753
    Maybe his father, Barack Obama Sr, told him Obama Jr wasn't his son. That the Dunhams arranged for him to be the official father and husband in return for their many favors. Either Stanley Ann was rejected by the real father of his son, or wasn't sure who the real father was.
    Yes, our president was born a bastard to an underaged coed of loose morals and some unspecified African student or black G.I.
  44. @e
    MY gawd, any of you watching the Al Smith dinner? Trump is absolutely fearless. I don't know how this will play. Of course, he was booed by some; most people the camera showed were sweating bullets or their faces were frozen.

    Normally, I'd say Trump just shot himself, but after this year, I realize he knows much better than I what he's doing and why. I suspect he wanted to get to a lot more issues and what better way than having the press skewer him tomorrow and show the video. "Hillary hates Catholics."

    If you haven't been watching, watch the re-play. I was so uncomfortable, I left the room. Yes, I was laughing hysterically, but I had to leave the room. The Bishop was about to explode.

    Yah, he committed the ultimate sin in polite society. He refused to abide by the pretense of politeness. He’s gone to the deplorables now. He’s adopted their code of honor. Vendetta.

  45. I encourage people to try to counter this narrative by sharing local stories of crime on facebook. Once you find them, click around to see one that includes pictures of the perp, or at least their name. No need to do it often or with any political comments. No comment or all, or adding something bland like “Stay safe!” or “Wow I was just by there last week” is all you need to do.

    In addition to people on your feed seeing actual news, you provide a little reward to the reporter who covered the article and was brave enough to include the photo (ideally) or the ethnic name, as media jobs are precarious and management carefully tracks which reporters write articles that get “shared.” You can also just e-mail articles that you approve of to yourself at another address, as reporters get brownie points every time their article is shared. Likewise, set up a twitter account, randomly follow people who do not have many followers and will likely follow you back, and retweet articles using social media buttons.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    Great ideas
  46. @Lot
    I encourage people to try to counter this narrative by sharing local stories of crime on facebook. Once you find them, click around to see one that includes pictures of the perp, or at least their name. No need to do it often or with any political comments. No comment or all, or adding something bland like "Stay safe!" or "Wow I was just by there last week" is all you need to do.

    In addition to people on your feed seeing actual news, you provide a little reward to the reporter who covered the article and was brave enough to include the photo (ideally) or the ethnic name, as media jobs are precarious and management carefully tracks which reporters write articles that get "shared." You can also just e-mail articles that you approve of to yourself at another address, as reporters get brownie points every time their article is shared. Likewise, set up a twitter account, randomly follow people who do not have many followers and will likely follow you back, and retweet articles using social media buttons.

    Great ideas

  47. There is one type of violence that is reported even less than violent crime that physically hurts people: the way that blacks, illegals, and Muslims act to intentionally degrade white spaces.

    1. They blast obscenity laden music from their cars
    2. they rudely walk around and block public rights of ways
    3. they bother others on public transportation
    4. they sit in their cars blocking roads conversing with people on the street,
    5. they interfere with policing and stick their camera-phones at officers trying to do their jobs
    6. they do not clean up after or properly train their dogs
    7. they do not respect neighborhood norms dealing with noise, street parking, crowds, auto regulations, lawn care, fishing rules, and trash disposal

    One reason I took a while to type this out is that, if you follow these steps, you can make a small but real difference where you live:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/systemic-bias-in-favor-of-straight-white-males-caused-august-blm-we-need-our-weevs-riot/#comment-1616084

    • Replies: @guest
    You're too narrow with the car example. Blacks are loud in general. Anytime there's at least two of them together they're SHOUTING at eachother. I never would have believed how bad they could be before I drove through one of their downtown neighborhoods, which was cacophonous.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Another thing. I live in a nice suburban neighborhood and a well-to-do black family lives across the street. Every other week we put our recyclable container out for pick up. All our neighbors do so as well except for the black family. I have never seen them put out recyclables. Is this a black thing?
    , @Perspective
    Good points.

    To expand on number 2 "they rudely walk around and block public rights of ways"

    I would also add they intentionally walk in a completely insouciant manner in the middle of the road or intentionally walk at a snails pace at cross walks to prevent cars from making right or left turns.
  48. @Anonymous

    OT: Trump went kamikaze at the Al Smith dinner tonight. Insulted Hillary outright while she gape-jawed fake laughs and some outraged audience members boo and yell out. Maria Bartiromo laughing and clapping for Trump was a nice visual.
     
    OMG, Bartiromo was such a nice visual! Momma mia, showing off her big beautiful rack in that low-cut dress! Couldn't take my eyes off of it.

    Her gloves were great too. (Yes, she was wearing gloves.)

  49. @Wade
    What's funny is what I heard from a black commentator on MSNBC after the debate was over last night. I don't know who this individual was but he was on with Brian Williams and they were having a field day with Donald Trump's refusal to pledge to respect the election results. They made the quite Orwellian statement that Al Gore in 2000 was an example to behold for his graciously admitting defeat after the courts ruled that Bush had won.

    That’s definitely not the example he wants followed. If Trump does what Gore did he’d probably be arrested, if not hung.

  50. @jimbojones
    I don't understand the implication of the question even though it was asked in multiple debates. What's Trump supposed to do in the event of a loss, commit suicide? Or raise an armed insurrection? Obviously if he thinks he was beaten fair and square he must concede, and if he thinks he was cheated he must protest. Why ask a rhetorical question expect to get the guy's goat?

    I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: because they want him to promise not to pull a Gore. Because they don’t want to go through 2000 again, and more importantly they don’t want Trump to be president.

  51. Short story – while attending high school at the impressionable age of 16, I became a ‘certified’ ‘diversity training facilitator’ with an Alinskyite group of ne’er-do-wells with the ominously Soviet name of ‘National Conference for Community and Justice’ (NCCJ). Once upon a time they were called the National Coalition of Christians and Jews, but the Cultural Marxist Gods quickly demanded a sacrifice on the alter of social justice and, soon enough, the only Gods prayed to were named Bell Hooks or Mumia Abu-Jamal. Anyway, this group routinely trained us in ‘media’ and ‘journalism’, and there were *so* many MSM patrons of this group. I (horrifyingly) witnessed the transformation of people like myself – who genuinely wanted to help the ‘underprivileged’ – into, basically, a cadre of useful idiot shills incapable of independent thought outside the Narrative (anti-white rage and nonwhite victimhood). Basically, it was a baptism by fire into the reality that, very sadly, only the brightest and/or most intellectually curious individuals will ever hope to escape the Diversity Machine inflicted on American kids. It’s solely the degree to which individual personality, mental health and skin color intertwine that production of uniquely destructive individuals (like Obama) might emerge from this toxic environment – like morally confused young caterpillars transforming into adult SJW butterflies! It’s all so sickening.

    Bottom line, I was really disgusted and really horrified as a teenager to learn that it’s all about power (the eternal who?, whom?), and that one’s task as a conscientious journalist is solely to promote the Narrative ABOVE ALL ELSE. These peoples’ lives and sanity depends upon Narrative promotion at the expense of truth and morality.

    So, when I read about people like Yglesias actively working to cover up the fact that they’ve been polar-bear-hunted (and instead openly fantasizing about future impending martyrdom at the hands of fictional WASP hate mobs), it’s really infuriating and yet kind of sad to witness. Maybe the alt-right could sponsor a few cult-deprogramming workshops for these folks…

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    My own interactions with the media have shown me that they exhibit tremendous bias in reporting. When I've been in successful groups that local media groups decided to interview and cover, they will always seek out a minority in the group, no matter how small the role that person had, which gives the viewer at home the impression that it was black success, or hispanic success, etc. What's funny is that even the minorities being targeted recognize the blatant bias and find it to be annoying to be constantly under the spotlight while everyone else is ignored.

    The MSM has no one to blame but itself for it's downfall, with it's bald, biased lying. Who wants to waste time to see or read most of what they have to say?

    , @Forbes
    So-called journalism, like education, is merely one step removed from social work. Journalism and education put into practice the ethos of the SJW that emanates from the school of social work.
  52. OT

    The most important question is whether Trump has the balls to cross the rubicon come November 9th if he loses? Will he call for a coup? Or some sort of violent resistance?

    I don’t think so.

    Even if he did white Americans would lose. White people lose regardless of how it goes down. Another civil/race war would primarily involve two separate factions of white men going at each other. Cue the popcorn.

  53. @Random Dude on the Internet
    CNN's ratings collapse surprised nobody but now Fox News is losing to MSNBC here and there. A couple years ago, MSNBC's ratings were so poor that garbage like Ronan Farrow had only 50,000 viewers. Now it occasionally leads over Fox News and CNN, whose ratings have cratered in particular. MSNBC is now the official left alternative, CNN is for hardcore Clintonistas, and Fox News is for the remnants of the #NeverTrump wing of the GOP.

    New York Times had to rely on two emergency capital injections by Carlos Slim and all indicators show that they need a third. What if he tells NYT to take a hike or commits to spending much less than what the Sulzbergers want? I'm sure NYT will exist in some form for quite some time but it's definitely in its twilight years as opposed to the Newspaper of Record for America.

    I think independents and especially the right are now fully aware and fully in tune with how biased the current media is. The media has went full Pravda and ironically enough, that is still not enough for a strong contingent of the left who demand that the media turn into something like North Korea's where they spend all day fawning over Hillary like they do Kim Jong Un. When Trump wins the election, we could seriously expect networks like CNN to merge or close down by 2019. Better late than never I suppose.

    Fox News is for the remnants of the #NeverTrump wing

    Yeah, I don’t get how they see this working out for them. I’ve stopped watching Fox News lately because when they cover a Trump story, “fair and balanced” consists of a Democrat Trump hater debating a Republican Trump hater (Goldberg, Hayes, Will, etc). Who do they imagine they’re appealing to with this approach?

    • Agree: Percy Gryce
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    "Who do they imagine they’re appealing to with this approach?"

    The people who pay them.
  54. @Cagey Beast
    OT: Judging by my Twitter feed, there's a third night of large protests by policemen happening all across France. Hundreds of cops in all the major cities, it seems:

    https://twitter.com/RTenfrancais/status/789218636363956224

    The reason for the protests is 10 to 15 French “youth” (that’s what they call anti-white criminals in France too!) from a housing project surrounded two police vehicles with officers in them and tossed in Molotov cocktails. Two of the officers are near death and presumably will be permanently and severely scarred and disabled even if they survive.

    That’s Hillary’s vision for the USA.

    http://imgur.com/a/i77Za

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    What are their demands?
    , @Cagey Beast
    The French police protesting against lawlessness are now chanting "Freemasons in prison!". Yeah, things are getting right-wing over there.

    https://twitter.com/AF_Provence/status/789565494626050048
  55. @Lot
    There is one type of violence that is reported even less than violent crime that physically hurts people: the way that blacks, illegals, and Muslims act to intentionally degrade white spaces.

    1. They blast obscenity laden music from their cars
    2. they rudely walk around and block public rights of ways
    3. they bother others on public transportation
    4. they sit in their cars blocking roads conversing with people on the street,
    5. they interfere with policing and stick their camera-phones at officers trying to do their jobs
    6. they do not clean up after or properly train their dogs
    7. they do not respect neighborhood norms dealing with noise, street parking, crowds, auto regulations, lawn care, fishing rules, and trash disposal

    One reason I took a while to type this out is that, if you follow these steps, you can make a small but real difference where you live:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/systemic-bias-in-favor-of-straight-white-males-caused-august-blm-we-need-our-weevs-riot/#comment-1616084

    You’re too narrow with the car example. Blacks are loud in general. Anytime there’s at least two of them together they’re SHOUTING at eachother. I never would have believed how bad they could be before I drove through one of their downtown neighborhoods, which was cacophonous.

  56. @Lot
    The reason for the protests is 10 to 15 French "youth" (that's what they call anti-white criminals in France too!) from a housing project surrounded two police vehicles with officers in them and tossed in Molotov cocktails. Two of the officers are near death and presumably will be permanently and severely scarred and disabled even if they survive.

    That's Hillary's vision for the USA.

    http://imgur.com/a/i77Za

    What are their demands?

  57. @Lot
    There is one type of violence that is reported even less than violent crime that physically hurts people: the way that blacks, illegals, and Muslims act to intentionally degrade white spaces.

    1. They blast obscenity laden music from their cars
    2. they rudely walk around and block public rights of ways
    3. they bother others on public transportation
    4. they sit in their cars blocking roads conversing with people on the street,
    5. they interfere with policing and stick their camera-phones at officers trying to do their jobs
    6. they do not clean up after or properly train their dogs
    7. they do not respect neighborhood norms dealing with noise, street parking, crowds, auto regulations, lawn care, fishing rules, and trash disposal

    One reason I took a while to type this out is that, if you follow these steps, you can make a small but real difference where you live:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/systemic-bias-in-favor-of-straight-white-males-caused-august-blm-we-need-our-weevs-riot/#comment-1616084

    Another thing. I live in a nice suburban neighborhood and a well-to-do black family lives across the street. Every other week we put our recyclable container out for pick up. All our neighbors do so as well except for the black family. I have never seen them put out recyclables. Is this a black thing?

    • Replies: @Percy Gryce
    I guess they consider recycling to be like tipping the environment.
    , @Lot
    Caring about the environment is very much a white thing. Whites want to save the last few hundred rhinos left in the wild, Africans want to eat them, and Chinese want to grind up their horns to make BS voodoo "Chinese medicine" cures for impotence.

    I was a bit disappointed Trump did not distance himself from the GOPe on environmental protection. The GOP masses have been basically brainwashed that global warming is a big hoax. That's not true, but the more subtle point that global warming is not such a big deal, and may benefit cold areas white people live in in Europe and North America, is too politically incorrect to say. And there really is no established dog-whistle turns we can turn to either. We know what "support the police" and "thugs" means, wink wink, but do not have a vocabulary to say "warmer weather will reduce heating costs and extend growing seasons in the Upper Midwest and New England, tough luck for Bangladesh tho."

    Aside from this one issue, I would have liked Trump to come up with some easy to understand and specific plan, like have the government provide to increase the electric car tax credit for electric cars from $7500 to $10,000 if the car is made in America, or have a lottery that gives 10,000 American homeowners every year a free $20,000 to buy solar panels.
    , @Intelligent Dasein
    I don't put out recyclables either. It costs extra where I live.
    , @Anon87
    I don't because it's a waste of time and resources. Many garbagemen just dump it all together anyway, making most people's feel good notions moot.
  58. “My biggest worry is that the CIA will see fit to, ahem, “counter hack” voting machines they’ve deemed compromised by the Russians anyway.”

    There is a way the Russians could hack the election without hacking individual voting machines, and without hurting anyone in the process. I could think of a way to do that. In fact, I’ve never heard my scenario mentioned anywhere before, either in print or on the screen…so I’m sure that it would come as such a huge surprise that the CIA/NSA wouldn’t be able to act quickly enough to stop it once it started. However, the downside is that it would become extremely obvious very quickly what had happened and that a state actor was at play. It would require Trump’s ego to immediately declare himself the winner and refuse to participate in any re-votes, which, to my knowledge, aren’t provided for in the US constitution anyway, so Trump would be correct to refuse. If it didn’t work, it might mean a massive retaliatory act by the intelligence services of the US, likely leading to a military conflict because Putin is so popular in Russia that he’d withstand anything less than that. I guess it depends on how dangerous the Russians believe Hillary could be and, therefore, how far they are willing to go to stop her…and it also depends upon whether the Russians just want to sit back and let the CIA attack them the way that buffoon Joe Biden has been publicly bragging about or strike first.

    Basically, they shut down the power grid in heavily-black voting areas in swing states on the day of the election. Rural people, spread out over the country, would still be able to vote for Trump because it would take the CIA shutting down the power grid of the entire country to even things up. Just a few cities going dark in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Pennsylvania would be enough.

    • Replies: @Lot
    Interesting, but I think if voting is shut down in an area because of power failures the government simply extends the time to vote until afterward, and if it refused to do so initially would be forced in an emergency order by a federal judge.

    I also do not think Russian hackers can selectively shut down our power grid.

    Swing states with Republican government already discourage black voting with voter ID laws and keeping the number of polling places low, creating lines.
    , @Sid
    It's a very striking idea. The main reason why I don't think Russia will do that is that they'd leave themselves vulnerable to a US counterstrike which would be similarly devastating.

    The US, Russia and China are generally seen as near-equals when it comes to hacking, and they're similarly vulnerable to each other's attacks. Messing with another country's power grid and infrastructure is generally seen as a huge no-no, whereas acquiring intel is what everyone does. The US is peeved because Russia is releasing compromising information, whereas China must surely have all the same information, but is keeping it hidden.

    (Unlike a lot of people here, I do think it's likely the Russians released hacked information to Wikileaks. I just think that Hillary has no right to complain because her cybersecurity was absolutely dreadful, she's taken millions from Saudi and Qatar and has let them run amok, and she gave 1/5th of America's uranium to Putin for donations to the Foundation.)
  59. Didn’t Trump supporters invade Georgia a while ago?

  60. @Harry Baldwin
    Another thing. I live in a nice suburban neighborhood and a well-to-do black family lives across the street. Every other week we put our recyclable container out for pick up. All our neighbors do so as well except for the black family. I have never seen them put out recyclables. Is this a black thing?

    I guess they consider recycling to be like tipping the environment.

    • LOL: Lot
  61. @Harry Baldwin
    Another thing. I live in a nice suburban neighborhood and a well-to-do black family lives across the street. Every other week we put our recyclable container out for pick up. All our neighbors do so as well except for the black family. I have never seen them put out recyclables. Is this a black thing?

    Caring about the environment is very much a white thing. Whites want to save the last few hundred rhinos left in the wild, Africans want to eat them, and Chinese want to grind up their horns to make BS voodoo “Chinese medicine” cures for impotence.

    I was a bit disappointed Trump did not distance himself from the GOPe on environmental protection. The GOP masses have been basically brainwashed that global warming is a big hoax. That’s not true, but the more subtle point that global warming is not such a big deal, and may benefit cold areas white people live in in Europe and North America, is too politically incorrect to say. And there really is no established dog-whistle turns we can turn to either. We know what “support the police” and “thugs” means, wink wink, but do not have a vocabulary to say “warmer weather will reduce heating costs and extend growing seasons in the Upper Midwest and New England, tough luck for Bangladesh tho.”

    Aside from this one issue, I would have liked Trump to come up with some easy to understand and specific plan, like have the government provide to increase the electric car tax credit for electric cars from $7500 to $10,000 if the car is made in America, or have a lottery that gives 10,000 American homeowners every year a free $20,000 to buy solar panels.

    • Replies: @Sid
    Unlike most people, I actually support global warming. In general, human civilization has done better when the world is warmer. (Everyone from the Egyptian Old Kingdom, to the Indus River Valley Civilization, to the Ming Dynasty collapsed when global temperatures fell.)
    , @Anonymous
    I wouldn't call myself an environmentalist or say that I really care about the environment even though I recycle. It's just sort of the thing to do, and it's actually generally less convenient not to recycle these days. Mixing waste with recyclables is generally inconvenient because recycles take up lots of volume. We don't even have to sort recyclables into paper and plastic and glass. They all go in the same bin and the waste management facility has a machine that sorts it.

    As for the rhinos, whether you want to eat them, take them as medicine, or view them or contemplate the thought of them being there, they have to be there in the first place in order to do any of these things. It would seem that whatever purpose you had in mind, you'd have an interest in them being there.

    , @JSM
    I was a bit disappointed Trump did not distance himself from the GOPe on environmental protection. The GOP masses have been basically brainwashed that global warming is a big hoax. That’s not true, but the more subtle point that global warming is not such a big deal, and may benefit cold areas white people live in in Europe and North America, is too politically incorrect to say. And there really is no established dog-whistle turns we can turn to either. We know what “support the police” and “thugs” means, wink wink, but do not have a vocabulary to say “warmer weather will reduce heating costs and extend growing seasons in the Upper Midwest and New England, tough luck for Bangladesh tho.”

    Dude, simply by holding that global warming is a hoax, get us our Upper Midwest and New England warming, without letting our *real* agenda out of the bag.
  62. I don’t know. The media whitewashing of Obama in 2008 still rankles me. The only reason that the media didn’t crucify McCain was that he played the amiable loser. But remember what they did to Palin–everyone from Obstetrician-General Andy “Milky Loads” Sullivan to Tina “Cheek Scar” Fey to Sandra “Gang-Raped by My Big Black Brothers” Bernhard.

    • Replies: @guest
    The nadir of the MSM's derelict coverage of Obama was their treatment of Joe the Plumber. Bad as Palin Derangement Syndrome was, at least she aspired to an office that could possibly entail responsibility. Joe the Plumber is just a guy who asked a question. He did the media's job for it, in fact, and coaxed the most headline-worthy quote of the campaign out of him.

    So what did they do? Go deeper on Obama, push him until he explained himself, dig into his past for an explanation? No, they looked into Joe's tax returns. Tried to catch him in lies about his livelihood. Generally ignored Obama and aimed at a plumber the investigative journalism that should have been saved for subjects that matter, like the next president of the United States.

  63. @State Actor
    "My biggest worry is that the CIA will see fit to, ahem, “counter hack” voting machines they’ve deemed compromised by the Russians anyway."

    There is a way the Russians could hack the election without hacking individual voting machines, and without hurting anyone in the process. I could think of a way to do that. In fact, I've never heard my scenario mentioned anywhere before, either in print or on the screen...so I'm sure that it would come as such a huge surprise that the CIA/NSA wouldn't be able to act quickly enough to stop it once it started. However, the downside is that it would become extremely obvious very quickly what had happened and that a state actor was at play. It would require Trump's ego to immediately declare himself the winner and refuse to participate in any re-votes, which, to my knowledge, aren't provided for in the US constitution anyway, so Trump would be correct to refuse. If it didn't work, it might mean a massive retaliatory act by the intelligence services of the US, likely leading to a military conflict because Putin is so popular in Russia that he'd withstand anything less than that. I guess it depends on how dangerous the Russians believe Hillary could be and, therefore, how far they are willing to go to stop her...and it also depends upon whether the Russians just want to sit back and let the CIA attack them the way that buffoon Joe Biden has been publicly bragging about or strike first.

    Basically, they shut down the power grid in heavily-black voting areas in swing states on the day of the election. Rural people, spread out over the country, would still be able to vote for Trump because it would take the CIA shutting down the power grid of the entire country to even things up. Just a few cities going dark in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Pennsylvania would be enough.

    Interesting, but I think if voting is shut down in an area because of power failures the government simply extends the time to vote until afterward, and if it refused to do so initially would be forced in an emergency order by a federal judge.

    I also do not think Russian hackers can selectively shut down our power grid.

    Swing states with Republican government already discourage black voting with voter ID laws and keeping the number of polling places low, creating lines.

  64. @Percy Gryce
    I don't know. The media whitewashing of Obama in 2008 still rankles me. The only reason that the media didn't crucify McCain was that he played the amiable loser. But remember what they did to Palin--everyone from Obstetrician-General Andy "Milky Loads" Sullivan to Tina "Cheek Scar" Fey to Sandra "Gang-Raped by My Big Black Brothers" Bernhard.

    The nadir of the MSM’s derelict coverage of Obama was their treatment of Joe the Plumber. Bad as Palin Derangement Syndrome was, at least she aspired to an office that could possibly entail responsibility. Joe the Plumber is just a guy who asked a question. He did the media’s job for it, in fact, and coaxed the most headline-worthy quote of the campaign out of him.

    So what did they do? Go deeper on Obama, push him until he explained himself, dig into his past for an explanation? No, they looked into Joe’s tax returns. Tried to catch him in lies about his livelihood. Generally ignored Obama and aimed at a plumber the investigative journalism that should have been saved for subjects that matter, like the next president of the United States.

    • Agree: Percy Gryce
  65. @Harry Baldwin
    Fox News is for the remnants of the #NeverTrump wing

    Yeah, I don't get how they see this working out for them. I've stopped watching Fox News lately because when they cover a Trump story, "fair and balanced" consists of a Democrat Trump hater debating a Republican Trump hater (Goldberg, Hayes, Will, etc). Who do they imagine they're appealing to with this approach?

    “Who do they imagine they’re appealing to with this approach?”

    The people who pay them.

    • Replies: @TheBoom


    Spot on. The media serves their globalist masters. Murdoch may be more conservative than most of the elite but on the important (to the elite) issues like open borders, he is in sync with them. The rest of the mainstream media doesn't even have to worry about ratings and readership. They will get a pass as long as they do their job and destroy anyone who poses a significant threat to the elite.
  66. Wouldn’t Trump be an excellent candidate to unseat Clinton in 2020?

  67. @Harry Baldwin
    Another thing. I live in a nice suburban neighborhood and a well-to-do black family lives across the street. Every other week we put our recyclable container out for pick up. All our neighbors do so as well except for the black family. I have never seen them put out recyclables. Is this a black thing?

    I don’t put out recyclables either. It costs extra where I live.

  68. Trump’s Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Speech is setting off the “wow, just wows” of the usual suspects.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/20/donald-trump-just-turned-a-charity-dinner-into-a-screed-against-hillary-clinton/?tid=pm_politics_pop_b

    • Replies: @5371
    Surely these can't be the same people who some years back hailed someone's anti-GWB tirade at the same event as a glorious example of speaking truth to power. Surely.
  69. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The shamefulness of media behavior in 2016 is a big, big story.

     

    It has been a big story for decades, but in 2016 the media have grown so brazen and confident that they've abandoned most of their efforts to throw up a shield of plausible deniability as they construct the Narrative in a manner that best suits their ideological and emotional goals.

    The Narrative is like the proverbial onion.

    Let's say one day that you are looking at Facebook, and one of your loony liberal friends has linked to five mainstream news stories that are distorting what Trump said in a speech. But hey -- you listened to that speech, and you know they're taking his words out of context. Fine; you've stripped away the loosest, most obvious outer layer of the Narrative onion.

    But then an ostensibly right-wing talk show radio host tells you that Trump's 'careless words' are killing his polling numbers, so he's got to change his campaign approach. Well, you then see an article on Conservative Treehouse showing you how those poll numbers are just another chapter in the Narrative, created by grossly-unrepresentative sample sizes. Great; you've stripped off another layer.

    So then you start thinking that the actual election, where real people cast 'real' votes, might just turn out to be pretty close. So you get ready to vote, only to see a story on Breitbart explaining how voter fraud is rife across the country. Is your vote really going to get counted? If you're submitting a mail-in ballot, is any flesh-and-blood human being going to open that envelope and make a tick next to the name of the candidate you've chosen? Or are the reports you see coming from your state's election headquarters just a sidebar to the Narrative? Splendid; you're digging deep into the onion now . . . .

    And then you have a startling thought: that vote you cast in the last election -- and the ones before that, come to think of it -- who counted them? When was the last time you can be sure an election you voted in was completely legit? Has there ever been one? And what historical source, what book, what article, written by which historian or poly sci prof, is going to tell you the true story? How many layers does this stupid onion have?

    Maybe it's less exhausting, and more congenial, to just go back to FB, add a like to that post your friend put up, and hope for the best for the next four years. Maybe you should just trust the information gatekeepers, the authors of the Narrative, like most of your friends do. Hey, if the NYT or the BBC says it's so, who are you to try to piss up that mighty river? Maybe nothing really bad will happen . . . .

    Okay -- I'm sliding into conspiracy theorizing now; I'm going to stop. But the basic issue is real: we live in a postmodern culture in which there's no center to the onion; no logos or frame of reference from which to discern and make sense of what we read and hear and even, increasingly, see. Perhaps it has ever been thus, but as western cultures pull farther away from the Christian ideal of truth-telling, it's going to get harder and harder to sift out what's real from the glare of gaslight coming from all directions.

    The question for 2016 is how many Americans are willing to 'wake up' (be 'woke', to use a popular term?) to what's being done to them?

    The perfidy of the media in narrative construction is so far-reaching, so multi-layered, that it seems to me most ordinary citizens still don't really grasp its pervasiveness.

    I hope I am wrong -- hearing evidence of this would really make me feel better.

    Tremendous.

  70. @State Actor
    "My biggest worry is that the CIA will see fit to, ahem, “counter hack” voting machines they’ve deemed compromised by the Russians anyway."

    There is a way the Russians could hack the election without hacking individual voting machines, and without hurting anyone in the process. I could think of a way to do that. In fact, I've never heard my scenario mentioned anywhere before, either in print or on the screen...so I'm sure that it would come as such a huge surprise that the CIA/NSA wouldn't be able to act quickly enough to stop it once it started. However, the downside is that it would become extremely obvious very quickly what had happened and that a state actor was at play. It would require Trump's ego to immediately declare himself the winner and refuse to participate in any re-votes, which, to my knowledge, aren't provided for in the US constitution anyway, so Trump would be correct to refuse. If it didn't work, it might mean a massive retaliatory act by the intelligence services of the US, likely leading to a military conflict because Putin is so popular in Russia that he'd withstand anything less than that. I guess it depends on how dangerous the Russians believe Hillary could be and, therefore, how far they are willing to go to stop her...and it also depends upon whether the Russians just want to sit back and let the CIA attack them the way that buffoon Joe Biden has been publicly bragging about or strike first.

    Basically, they shut down the power grid in heavily-black voting areas in swing states on the day of the election. Rural people, spread out over the country, would still be able to vote for Trump because it would take the CIA shutting down the power grid of the entire country to even things up. Just a few cities going dark in Ohio, Michigan, Florida, and Pennsylvania would be enough.

    It’s a very striking idea. The main reason why I don’t think Russia will do that is that they’d leave themselves vulnerable to a US counterstrike which would be similarly devastating.

    The US, Russia and China are generally seen as near-equals when it comes to hacking, and they’re similarly vulnerable to each other’s attacks. Messing with another country’s power grid and infrastructure is generally seen as a huge no-no, whereas acquiring intel is what everyone does. The US is peeved because Russia is releasing compromising information, whereas China must surely have all the same information, but is keeping it hidden.

    (Unlike a lot of people here, I do think it’s likely the Russians released hacked information to Wikileaks. I just think that Hillary has no right to complain because her cybersecurity was absolutely dreadful, she’s taken millions from Saudi and Qatar and has let them run amok, and she gave 1/5th of America’s uranium to Putin for donations to the Foundation.)

  71. @Lot
    Caring about the environment is very much a white thing. Whites want to save the last few hundred rhinos left in the wild, Africans want to eat them, and Chinese want to grind up their horns to make BS voodoo "Chinese medicine" cures for impotence.

    I was a bit disappointed Trump did not distance himself from the GOPe on environmental protection. The GOP masses have been basically brainwashed that global warming is a big hoax. That's not true, but the more subtle point that global warming is not such a big deal, and may benefit cold areas white people live in in Europe and North America, is too politically incorrect to say. And there really is no established dog-whistle turns we can turn to either. We know what "support the police" and "thugs" means, wink wink, but do not have a vocabulary to say "warmer weather will reduce heating costs and extend growing seasons in the Upper Midwest and New England, tough luck for Bangladesh tho."

    Aside from this one issue, I would have liked Trump to come up with some easy to understand and specific plan, like have the government provide to increase the electric car tax credit for electric cars from $7500 to $10,000 if the car is made in America, or have a lottery that gives 10,000 American homeowners every year a free $20,000 to buy solar panels.

    Unlike most people, I actually support global warming. In general, human civilization has done better when the world is warmer. (Everyone from the Egyptian Old Kingdom, to the Indus River Valley Civilization, to the Ming Dynasty collapsed when global temperatures fell.)

    • Replies: @Lot
    I'd say I am slightly in favor myself as well. San Diego is plenty warm, but outside of mid-summer, an extra couple degrees would be just fine. Some nights in the winter here it even dips down into the mid-40's, and you all know I'm a night owl!

    However, global warming is not the only result of burning hydrocarbons. Lots of other junk besides CO2 is released, especially with coal.

    While the USA itself does not import much middle east oil anymore, the market for oil is global, and our consumption enriches our oil-exporting enemies just as surely as if we paid them directly. It also hurts our our-importing allies like Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, and South Korea who pay higher prices because we waste so much gas with our overpowered and oversized auto fleet. Therefore I'd still like to reduce our use of "global warming" activities.

    Between non-CO2 chemicals released by hydrocarbon combustion and the handing over money to the Saudis, that's a pretty good argument for us trying to reduce our oil and coal consumption as fast as we reasonably can without economic disruption.

    NatGas seems like a good compromise on both fronts, much cleaner than coal and increasingly found all over the USA and other parts of the world.
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican

    In general, human civilization has done better when the world is warmer.
     
    COUNTERPOINT
    , @Jenner Ickham Errican
    COUNTERPOINT:

    https://twitter.com/dasharez0ne/status/780792667357577216
  72. The shamefulness of media behavior in 2016 is a big, big story.

    Not if no one’s prepared to write it.

  73. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Lot
    Caring about the environment is very much a white thing. Whites want to save the last few hundred rhinos left in the wild, Africans want to eat them, and Chinese want to grind up their horns to make BS voodoo "Chinese medicine" cures for impotence.

    I was a bit disappointed Trump did not distance himself from the GOPe on environmental protection. The GOP masses have been basically brainwashed that global warming is a big hoax. That's not true, but the more subtle point that global warming is not such a big deal, and may benefit cold areas white people live in in Europe and North America, is too politically incorrect to say. And there really is no established dog-whistle turns we can turn to either. We know what "support the police" and "thugs" means, wink wink, but do not have a vocabulary to say "warmer weather will reduce heating costs and extend growing seasons in the Upper Midwest and New England, tough luck for Bangladesh tho."

    Aside from this one issue, I would have liked Trump to come up with some easy to understand and specific plan, like have the government provide to increase the electric car tax credit for electric cars from $7500 to $10,000 if the car is made in America, or have a lottery that gives 10,000 American homeowners every year a free $20,000 to buy solar panels.

    I wouldn’t call myself an environmentalist or say that I really care about the environment even though I recycle. It’s just sort of the thing to do, and it’s actually generally less convenient not to recycle these days. Mixing waste with recyclables is generally inconvenient because recycles take up lots of volume. We don’t even have to sort recyclables into paper and plastic and glass. They all go in the same bin and the waste management facility has a machine that sorts it.

    As for the rhinos, whether you want to eat them, take them as medicine, or view them or contemplate the thought of them being there, they have to be there in the first place in order to do any of these things. It would seem that whatever purpose you had in mind, you’d have an interest in them being there.

  74. @Mr. Anon
    "Who do they imagine they’re appealing to with this approach?"

    The people who pay them.

    Spot on. The media serves their globalist masters. Murdoch may be more conservative than most of the elite but on the important (to the elite) issues like open borders, he is in sync with them. The rest of the mainstream media doesn’t even have to worry about ratings and readership. They will get a pass as long as they do their job and destroy anyone who poses a significant threat to the elite.

  75. @Sid
    Unlike most people, I actually support global warming. In general, human civilization has done better when the world is warmer. (Everyone from the Egyptian Old Kingdom, to the Indus River Valley Civilization, to the Ming Dynasty collapsed when global temperatures fell.)

    I’d say I am slightly in favor myself as well. San Diego is plenty warm, but outside of mid-summer, an extra couple degrees would be just fine. Some nights in the winter here it even dips down into the mid-40′s, and you all know I’m a night owl!

    However, global warming is not the only result of burning hydrocarbons. Lots of other junk besides CO2 is released, especially with coal.

    While the USA itself does not import much middle east oil anymore, the market for oil is global, and our consumption enriches our oil-exporting enemies just as surely as if we paid them directly. It also hurts our our-importing allies like Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, and South Korea who pay higher prices because we waste so much gas with our overpowered and oversized auto fleet. Therefore I’d still like to reduce our use of “global warming” activities.

    Between non-CO2 chemicals released by hydrocarbon combustion and the handing over money to the Saudis, that’s a pretty good argument for us trying to reduce our oil and coal consumption as fast as we reasonably can without economic disruption.

    NatGas seems like a good compromise on both fronts, much cleaner than coal and increasingly found all over the USA and other parts of the world.

    • Replies: @JSM
    our consumption enriches our oil-exporting enemies just as surely as if we paid them directly.


    *THIS* is the reason to reduce oil consumption. We should be making our own Synfuel out of our own domestic coal supplies. We should be building thorium-burning molten-salt cooled nuclear reactors as fast as the concrete will dry. http://energyfromthorium.com/lftr-overview/


    Another point: Consider thirty years ago, the climatologists were Chicken Littling about the next Ice Age. They dropped it when the global warming hysteria became the more grant-lucrative idea.

    But, what if the old-timey Ice Age Cometh hysterians actually are correct, but the higher CO2 levels have (temporarily) held back the worst of it? If the Ice Age Cometh, Bangladesh's big problem won't be rising sea levels, but invading White People. And *everybody* knows that when White people get roused up to go colonizing, the indigenouses get decimated.

    So, us White Folks fleeing south from the mile-high walls of ice will pose a FAR greater threat to the Precious Brown Folk than flooding.
    , @Sid
    I agree that natural gas is the best compromise. I think that oil will become increasingly concentrated in transportation, as there are plenty of alternatives for power generation, but replacing our auto fleet with LNG vehicles, for example, will be hopelessly expensive for the foreseeable future.

    It will be interesting to see what automated driving will do for US autos. American cities are more or less designed for cars, and only a handful of American cities have convenient public transportation systems. But once firms like Uber have automated driving systems, it wouldn't surprise me if American car ownership declines over the decades.
  76. @Jim Don Bob
    As Insty is fond of saying, "fascism is forever descending upon the American right, but it always seems to land rather far left of the target, to paraphrase Tom Wolfe."

    “The dark night of fascism is always descending in the United States and yet lands only in Europe.” http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/376418-the-dark-night-of-fascism-is-always-descending-in-the

    Wrong!

    But it’s called fascism
    And it belongs to us
    It’s called fascism
    And it’s the only thing that’s worth living for

    Oh, fascism is found in the east and west
    But when fascism is at home, it’s the best
    Fascism is the cure for every evil
    Fascism is the air that supports the eagle
    It’s called fascism
    And it’s so un-cool
    It’s called fascism
    And somehow it’s become unmentionable
    It’s called fascism

    And it belongs to every one of us
    It’s called love
    And it cuts your life like a broken knife

    • Replies: @BB753
    That was naughty!
    , @Thea
    "You all forgot Rudolf Hess!", shouted Bernard.
  77. @Clifford Brown
    Trump's Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Speech is setting off the "wow, just wows" of the usual suspects.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/10/20/donald-trump-just-turned-a-charity-dinner-into-a-screed-against-hillary-clinton/?tid=pm_politics_pop_b

    Surely these can’t be the same people who some years back hailed someone’s anti-GWB tirade at the same event as a glorious example of speaking truth to power. Surely.

    • Replies: @res
    Or those who so enjoyed Obama's roast of Trump in 2011: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/i-sat-next-to-donald-trump-at-the-infamous-2011-white-house-correspondents-dinner/2016/04/27/5cf46b74-0bea-11e6-8ab8-9ad050f76d7d_story.html

    The big difference there was others piled on. Which naive me would think made it even worse.

    Who, Whom? really is a great concept for understanding this world.

  78. Yes it is but it will only have an impact if Trump wins. The elite feels that time is on their side like the Rolling Stones sang so the media has the green light to do anything to stop a candidate who might interfere with the elite’s plans. All the elite needs to so is step up their censorship of the web and the majority of people will not have any access to pesky facts that conflict with the chosen narratives. Being banned from jobs and driven underground will take care of the plebs who don’t go along.

  79. I realize you gotta do the Sailerian “the real violence is with Dem constituencies!” pushback, and I know the media likes to portray Trump’s base as psychologically damaged, but come on dude. You can’t deny that there is a certain “temperament” to the devoted Trump voter. Say it’s justified, fine, but it exists.

    I look forward to you defending the coming Trumptifada if he loses though.

    • Troll: Chrisnonymous
    • Replies: @Opinionator
    You can’t deny that there is a certain “temperament” to the devoted Trump voter. Say it’s justified, fine, but it exists.

    Yes, it's called "being respectful of others."
    , @guest
    If I'm correct about what "temperament" you're referring to, it'll only reveal itself in the manner of the hard-hat riots. That is, after enduring endless provocation by the left and the left's pets (i.e. blacks), Trumpians could strike back. Then they'll be blamed for starting it in the first place, because anybody who shows any belief in anything and is not a good progressive or an obvious eunuch scares the crap out of the left.

    That's because the left knows what it would do to get in and/or keep power, and they project those dark thoughts and actions onto the enemy.
    , @TWS
    Come on! Up that troll game. One comment and you can't even make that one interesting or funny? You got owned by the first reply to you. Soros' money isn't infinite. Unless you're a larping millionaire like td you need this money to keep up the dumb comments.

    How much do you get paid and do you have to have a high speed connection?
  80. Steve (or anyone), how do I embed a Tweet (w/pic) in a comment? The pasted “Embed Tweet” code from Twitter works in “Preview Comment” but doesn’t seem to include the picture when I hit “Publish Comment.”

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    Just paste the URL of the Tweet.
  81. I just got around to watching the debate. From Steve’s notes in the debate open comments thread:

    Hillary: He started out with his dad as a millionaire, I started out with my dad as a small businessman.

    Is that true?

    Hillary has referenced this so many times that I wanted to look it up. From the Wikipedia page on Hugh E. Rodham:

    After the war, he began what was to prove to be a very successful career in the textile supply industry, starting with Rodrik Fabrics, a drapery fabric business located in Chicago’s famous Merchandise Mart building. His company made draperies and window shades; customers included offices, hotels, airlines, and theaters. He later opened a fabric print plant building on the North Side.

    The reference for that is from Living History, in which Hillary could claim anything she wanted because nobody read it. Hillary played up the angle of her father working long hours with a squeegee during one of the first two debates. Apparently he did alright for himself though. From The Week:

    “When she encouraged Hillary to learn for learning’s sake, Mr. Rodham, who drove a Cadillac, would quip: ‘Learn for earning’s sake.’

    Hillary’s prowess as a cattle futures trader is legendary, but it seems she wasn’t the first in her family to figure out political connections are a good way to manage investment risk. Wikipedia again:

    Rodham entered politics once. Hoping to work his way into Richard J. Daley’s Democratic Party political machine in order to capitalize on a downtown investment he had made, he ran for Chicago alderman as a Democratic-leaning independent in 1947, but was decisively beaten by someone running on the regular Democratic line.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The fathers of the two candidates seem pretty similar. Fred Trump was more successful than Hugh Rodham, but Hillary's dad did pretty well for himself.

    My wife's uncle lives in Park Ridge, IL where Hillary grew up. It's a very nice suburb conveniently close to O'Hare airport and on the Kennedy expressway to the Loop, although not as upper class as some North Shore towns. The average home in Park Ridge is about 400k. (Chicago seems pretty affordable lately. 400k to live 3 miles from O'Hare, but not really under the flight path, and 15 miles from the Loop in a suburb that's 90% white is not bad.)

    Fred Trump's kids seem to have been pretty successful, other than the alcoholic. Hillary is obviously smart, hard-working, and frugal, but her two brothers are kind of ne'er-do-wells who have gotten into various influence-peddling scandals that have been a source of grief for Hillary and Bill. Hugh always favored Hillary over her two younger brothers, although you can see why.

  82. @JLT
    I realize you gotta do the Sailerian "the real violence is with Dem constituencies!" pushback, and I know the media likes to portray Trump's base as psychologically damaged, but come on dude. You can't deny that there is a certain "temperament" to the devoted Trump voter. Say it's justified, fine, but it exists.

    I look forward to you defending the coming Trumptifada if he loses though.

    You can’t deny that there is a certain “temperament” to the devoted Trump voter. Say it’s justified, fine, but it exists.

    Yes, it’s called “being respectful of others.”

  83. @Anonymous
    Steve, any thoughts on Obama's Trump supporting Kenyan brother? Do you think he has any special knowledge about the circumstances of Obama's birth, and if so, do you think he'd release it before the election to help Trump get elected?

    https://twitter.com/ObamaMalik/status/789246267947745280

    Maybe his father, Barack Obama Sr, told him Obama Jr wasn’t his son. That the Dunhams arranged for him to be the official father and husband in return for their many favors. Either Stanley Ann was rejected by the real father of his son, or wasn’t sure who the real father was.
    Yes, our president was born a bastard to an underaged coed of loose morals and some unspecified African student or black G.I.

  84. @Charles Erwin Wilson
    The Left has always been violent. From the French Revolution until now. But the ends justify the means and our glorious Soviet future is just around the corner!!!

    The good news is there are many that know the Left's history. The will be no passive acceptance of their dishonest agenda due to an assumption of goodwill this time around.

    Remember Solzhenitsyn.

    The French revolution wasn’t started by leftists, and Hillary Clinton isn’t a leftist either. She’s a technocratic liberal centrist who believes in free trade, financial deregulation and mass immigration to satisfy the needs of the free market – which technically makes her someone on the liberal right. And no she didn’t start out as a tofu-eating hippie on a commune, she started out as a business orientated career girl supporting the proto-neoliberal candidate Barry Goldwater.

    Please stop dreaming about being an 18th Century aristocrat and enter the 21st Century. A lot has happened since the dreaded bourgeois stormed the Bastille.

    • Replies: @Verymuchalive
    The Bastille was not stormed by the bourgeoisie, but the Paris mob, directed by Provincial lawyers who made up the majority of the French Revolutionary elite.
    Rather like how the Democrats are using BLM and other "activists" to cause disruption and violence during the present campaign.
    But you are right about Hillary Clinton. She is not a leftist, but a fully bought-up asset of Goldman Sachs. She is a Neoliberal who follows the mantra of Free Trade, Open Borders and Financial Deregulation. These matters have been fully dealt with by another contributor to this website, Pat Buchanan, in numerous books.
    However, many commenters continue to misrepresent Clinton as some form of Marxist. She and her ilk do use aspects of Cultural Marxism when they feel it will be of advantage to do so. It's like Hillary Clinton's faux feminism. A genuine feminist would have left Bill Clinton years ago, probably never married him. By contrast, Hillary over the years has character assassinated the numerous women who have claimed sexual assault at the hands of Bill.
    , @Nico

    The French revolution wasn’t started by leftists and Hillary Clinton isn’t a leftist either. She’s a technocratic liberal centrist who believes in free trade, financial deregulation and mass immigration to satisfy the needs of the free market – which technically makes her someone on the liberal right.
     
    Almost as soon as the French Revolution began deputies in the National Assembly who stood with the king and the Church sat on the king's right, while those who stood for revolutionary change up to republicanism and anticlericalism sat on his left, and this was the origin of the left-right distinction. The issues and policy positions of the day were different but the attitudes and sentiments of the modern "critical peace studies" secular democracy libertine intelligentsia show remarkable continuity with the most thoughtful instigators of the French Revolution.

    Basically: yes, the French Revolution most certainly WAS started by leftists, and yes, Hillary Clinton most certainly IS on the political left.
    , @guest
    She's most certainly a leftist. To the left of me,anyway, which is what's important. Politics isn't entirely about economics, you know. Social Justice can kill Western Civilization as surely as She's not a Marxist, but she is a Free Trade communist. "It takes a village."

    There's plenty enough economic red meat for lefties. This is the woman who nearly ruined her husband's presidency for the sake of "single-payer" healthcare. This is the lady who wants to "go where the money is" to subsidize our insane Welfare State, from each according to his ability. Except from her rich buddies, who can get around it.

    Banksters are not Goldwaterites, by the way. Just like Big Business isn't for free enterprise. Wanting Free Trade doesn't make you a libertarian. Yet we lump libertarians and frankly socialist Big Business and High Finance into one lump with the term "neoliberalism." Which I consider an all but useless term.
    , @Bill

    The French revolution wasn’t started by leftists
     
    iSteve: known far and wide for the high quality of its comment section
  85. @Pat Hannagan
    Wrong!

    But it's called fascism
    And it belongs to us
    It's called fascism
    And it's the only thing that's worth living for

    Oh, fascism is found in the east and west
    But when fascism is at home, it's the best
    Fascism is the cure for every evil
    Fascism is the air that supports the eagle
    It's called fascism
    And it's so un-cool
    It's called fascism
    And somehow it's become unmentionable
    It's called fascism

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwWIEXAM8Q0

    And it belongs to every one of us
    It's called love
    And it cuts your life like a broken knife

    That was naughty!

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
    Just for the record, I am very much in favour of fascism.

    May our White men and women go forth and multiply and may this song set them well on their course:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8w2W1uy2A

    Listen with the sound and bass up! Dancing closely with a loved one you can trust. Our fascist future awaits your proceedings.

  86. @BB753
    That was naughty!

    Just for the record, I am very much in favour of fascism.

    May our White men and women go forth and multiply and may this song set them well on their course:

    Listen with the sound and bass up! Dancing closely with a loved one you can trust. Our fascist future awaits your proceedings.

    • Replies: @BB753
    Fascism has always been pretty big in Australia, for some reason. Am I wrong?
  87. @Sid
    Unlike most people, I actually support global warming. In general, human civilization has done better when the world is warmer. (Everyone from the Egyptian Old Kingdom, to the Indus River Valley Civilization, to the Ming Dynasty collapsed when global temperatures fell.)

    In general, human civilization has done better when the world is warmer.

    COUNTERPOINT

  88. @ATX Hipster
    I just got around to watching the debate. From Steve's notes in the debate open comments thread:

    Hillary: He started out with his dad as a millionaire, I started out with my dad as a small businessman.

    Is that true?
     

    Hillary has referenced this so many times that I wanted to look it up. From the Wikipedia page on Hugh E. Rodham:

    After the war, he began what was to prove to be a very successful career in the textile supply industry, starting with Rodrik Fabrics, a drapery fabric business located in Chicago's famous Merchandise Mart building. His company made draperies and window shades; customers included offices, hotels, airlines, and theaters. He later opened a fabric print plant building on the North Side.
     
    The reference for that is from Living History, in which Hillary could claim anything she wanted because nobody read it. Hillary played up the angle of her father working long hours with a squeegee during one of the first two debates. Apparently he did alright for himself though. From The Week:

    "When she encouraged Hillary to learn for learning's sake, Mr. Rodham, who drove a Cadillac, would quip: 'Learn for earning's sake.'
     
    Hillary's prowess as a cattle futures trader is legendary, but it seems she wasn't the first in her family to figure out political connections are a good way to manage investment risk. Wikipedia again:

    Rodham entered politics once. Hoping to work his way into Richard J. Daley's Democratic Party political machine in order to capitalize on a downtown investment he had made, he ran for Chicago alderman as a Democratic-leaning independent in 1947, but was decisively beaten by someone running on the regular Democratic line.
     

    The fathers of the two candidates seem pretty similar. Fred Trump was more successful than Hugh Rodham, but Hillary’s dad did pretty well for himself.

    My wife’s uncle lives in Park Ridge, IL where Hillary grew up. It’s a very nice suburb conveniently close to O’Hare airport and on the Kennedy expressway to the Loop, although not as upper class as some North Shore towns. The average home in Park Ridge is about 400k. (Chicago seems pretty affordable lately. 400k to live 3 miles from O’Hare, but not really under the flight path, and 15 miles from the Loop in a suburb that’s 90% white is not bad.)

    Fred Trump’s kids seem to have been pretty successful, other than the alcoholic. Hillary is obviously smart, hard-working, and frugal, but her two brothers are kind of ne’er-do-wells who have gotten into various influence-peddling scandals that have been a source of grief for Hillary and Bill. Hugh always favored Hillary over her two younger brothers, although you can see why.

    • Replies: @ATX Hipster

    (Chicago seems pretty affordable lately. 400k to live 3 miles from O’Hare, but not really under the flight path, and 15 miles from the Loop in a suburb that’s 90% white is not bad.)
     
    I'm assuming it's the BLM discount that goes hand-in-hand with averaging 60 homicides/month.
  89. It surprises me to think it but I actually enjoy immensely Trump’s maybe-maybe-not approach to “accepting democracy,” lol. Haven’t heard such howling since, ummm, that birtherism press conference (quelle scandal!)… The hair-on-fire MSM reax prove it to be a direct Draymond Green crotch kick to the collective journalist ego, the people who consider themselves 4th Estate partners with the real government and drafters of authorized history. It’s the logic flowing from their protests, right? Even funnier, they aren’t embarrassed to identify as courtiers instead of newsman. Oh– and it’s changed the theme of Le Narrative from lecher back to Hitler, btw.

  90. Kausfiles put it best: the will-u-accept Controversy is a how-many-angels-fit-on-a-pin argument for intramural consumption. It’s a solidarity exercise for the chatterhead class, a crisis of manners.

  91. @Stephen R. Diamond
    The reason I, as a commie, don't worry about violence from Trump's supporters is that Trump lacks a youth movement. As Sublime sang,

    "Can't fight against the youth
    Cause we're strong and the rude rude people"

    The most enthusiastic Trump supporters are retirees.

    Lol no, but this is to be expected from you.

  92. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Marie
    Short story - while attending high school at the impressionable age of 16, I became a 'certified' 'diversity training facilitator' with an Alinskyite group of ne'er-do-wells with the ominously Soviet name of 'National Conference for Community and Justice' (NCCJ). Once upon a time they were called the National Coalition of Christians and Jews, but the Cultural Marxist Gods quickly demanded a sacrifice on the alter of social justice and, soon enough, the only Gods prayed to were named Bell Hooks or Mumia Abu-Jamal. Anyway, this group routinely trained us in 'media' and 'journalism', and there were *so* many MSM patrons of this group. I (horrifyingly) witnessed the transformation of people like myself - who genuinely wanted to help the 'underprivileged' - into, basically, a cadre of useful idiot shills incapable of independent thought outside the Narrative (anti-white rage and nonwhite victimhood). Basically, it was a baptism by fire into the reality that, very sadly, only the brightest and/or most intellectually curious individuals will ever hope to escape the Diversity Machine inflicted on American kids. It's solely the degree to which individual personality, mental health and skin color intertwine that production of uniquely destructive individuals (like Obama) might emerge from this toxic environment - like morally confused young caterpillars transforming into adult SJW butterflies! It's all so sickening.

    Bottom line, I was really disgusted and really horrified as a teenager to learn that it's all about power (the eternal who?, whom?), and that one's task as a conscientious journalist is solely to promote the Narrative ABOVE ALL ELSE. These peoples' lives and sanity depends upon Narrative promotion at the expense of truth and morality.

    So, when I read about people like Yglesias actively working to cover up the fact that they've been polar-bear-hunted (and instead openly fantasizing about future impending martyrdom at the hands of fictional WASP hate mobs), it's really infuriating and yet kind of sad to witness. Maybe the alt-right could sponsor a few cult-deprogramming workshops for these folks...

    My own interactions with the media have shown me that they exhibit tremendous bias in reporting. When I’ve been in successful groups that local media groups decided to interview and cover, they will always seek out a minority in the group, no matter how small the role that person had, which gives the viewer at home the impression that it was black success, or hispanic success, etc. What’s funny is that even the minorities being targeted recognize the blatant bias and find it to be annoying to be constantly under the spotlight while everyone else is ignored.

    The MSM has no one to blame but itself for it’s downfall, with it’s bald, biased lying. Who wants to waste time to see or read most of what they have to say?

  93. @unpc downunder
    The French revolution wasn't started by leftists, and Hillary Clinton isn't a leftist either. She's a technocratic liberal centrist who believes in free trade, financial deregulation and mass immigration to satisfy the needs of the free market - which technically makes her someone on the liberal right. And no she didn't start out as a tofu-eating hippie on a commune, she started out as a business orientated career girl supporting the proto-neoliberal candidate Barry Goldwater.

    Please stop dreaming about being an 18th Century aristocrat and enter the 21st Century. A lot has happened since the dreaded bourgeois stormed the Bastille.

    The Bastille was not stormed by the bourgeoisie, but the Paris mob, directed by Provincial lawyers who made up the majority of the French Revolutionary elite.
    Rather like how the Democrats are using BLM and other “activists” to cause disruption and violence during the present campaign.
    But you are right about Hillary Clinton. She is not a leftist, but a fully bought-up asset of Goldman Sachs. She is a Neoliberal who follows the mantra of Free Trade, Open Borders and Financial Deregulation. These matters have been fully dealt with by another contributor to this website, Pat Buchanan, in numerous books.
    However, many commenters continue to misrepresent Clinton as some form of Marxist. She and her ilk do use aspects of Cultural Marxism when they feel it will be of advantage to do so. It’s like Hillary Clinton’s faux feminism. A genuine feminist would have left Bill Clinton years ago, probably never married him. By contrast, Hillary over the years has character assassinated the numerous women who have claimed sexual assault at the hands of Bill.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    The Bastille was not stormed by the bourgeoisie, but the Paris mob, directed by Provincial lawyers who made up the majority of the French Revolutionary elite.

    the (((French Revolutionary elite)))?
  94. @Lot
    Caring about the environment is very much a white thing. Whites want to save the last few hundred rhinos left in the wild, Africans want to eat them, and Chinese want to grind up their horns to make BS voodoo "Chinese medicine" cures for impotence.

    I was a bit disappointed Trump did not distance himself from the GOPe on environmental protection. The GOP masses have been basically brainwashed that global warming is a big hoax. That's not true, but the more subtle point that global warming is not such a big deal, and may benefit cold areas white people live in in Europe and North America, is too politically incorrect to say. And there really is no established dog-whistle turns we can turn to either. We know what "support the police" and "thugs" means, wink wink, but do not have a vocabulary to say "warmer weather will reduce heating costs and extend growing seasons in the Upper Midwest and New England, tough luck for Bangladesh tho."

    Aside from this one issue, I would have liked Trump to come up with some easy to understand and specific plan, like have the government provide to increase the electric car tax credit for electric cars from $7500 to $10,000 if the car is made in America, or have a lottery that gives 10,000 American homeowners every year a free $20,000 to buy solar panels.

    I was a bit disappointed Trump did not distance himself from the GOPe on environmental protection. The GOP masses have been basically brainwashed that global warming is a big hoax. That’s not true, but the more subtle point that global warming is not such a big deal, and may benefit cold areas white people live in in Europe and North America, is too politically incorrect to say. And there really is no established dog-whistle turns we can turn to either. We know what “support the police” and “thugs” means, wink wink, but do not have a vocabulary to say “warmer weather will reduce heating costs and extend growing seasons in the Upper Midwest and New England, tough luck for Bangladesh tho.”

    Dude, simply by holding that global warming is a hoax, get us our Upper Midwest and New England warming, without letting our *real* agenda out of the bag.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    What is the real agenda?
  95. @Lot
    I'd say I am slightly in favor myself as well. San Diego is plenty warm, but outside of mid-summer, an extra couple degrees would be just fine. Some nights in the winter here it even dips down into the mid-40's, and you all know I'm a night owl!

    However, global warming is not the only result of burning hydrocarbons. Lots of other junk besides CO2 is released, especially with coal.

    While the USA itself does not import much middle east oil anymore, the market for oil is global, and our consumption enriches our oil-exporting enemies just as surely as if we paid them directly. It also hurts our our-importing allies like Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, and South Korea who pay higher prices because we waste so much gas with our overpowered and oversized auto fleet. Therefore I'd still like to reduce our use of "global warming" activities.

    Between non-CO2 chemicals released by hydrocarbon combustion and the handing over money to the Saudis, that's a pretty good argument for us trying to reduce our oil and coal consumption as fast as we reasonably can without economic disruption.

    NatGas seems like a good compromise on both fronts, much cleaner than coal and increasingly found all over the USA and other parts of the world.

    our consumption enriches our oil-exporting enemies just as surely as if we paid them directly.

    *THIS* is the reason to reduce oil consumption. We should be making our own Synfuel out of our own domestic coal supplies. We should be building thorium-burning molten-salt cooled nuclear reactors as fast as the concrete will dry. http://energyfromthorium.com/lftr-overview/

    Another point: Consider thirty years ago, the climatologists were Chicken Littling about the next Ice Age. They dropped it when the global warming hysteria became the more grant-lucrative idea.

    But, what if the old-timey Ice Age Cometh hysterians actually are correct, but the higher CO2 levels have (temporarily) held back the worst of it? If the Ice Age Cometh, Bangladesh’s big problem won’t be rising sea levels, but invading White People. And *everybody* knows that when White people get roused up to go colonizing, the indigenouses get decimated.

    So, us White Folks fleeing south from the mile-high walls of ice will pose a FAR greater threat to the Precious Brown Folk than flooding.

    • Replies: @Opinionator
    our consumption enriches our oil-exporting enemies just as surely as if we paid them directly.

    They aren't our enemies. They are Israel's enemies.
  96. @Lot
    There is one type of violence that is reported even less than violent crime that physically hurts people: the way that blacks, illegals, and Muslims act to intentionally degrade white spaces.

    1. They blast obscenity laden music from their cars
    2. they rudely walk around and block public rights of ways
    3. they bother others on public transportation
    4. they sit in their cars blocking roads conversing with people on the street,
    5. they interfere with policing and stick their camera-phones at officers trying to do their jobs
    6. they do not clean up after or properly train their dogs
    7. they do not respect neighborhood norms dealing with noise, street parking, crowds, auto regulations, lawn care, fishing rules, and trash disposal

    One reason I took a while to type this out is that, if you follow these steps, you can make a small but real difference where you live:

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/systemic-bias-in-favor-of-straight-white-males-caused-august-blm-we-need-our-weevs-riot/#comment-1616084

    Good points.

    To expand on number 2 “they rudely walk around and block public rights of ways”

    I would also add they intentionally walk in a completely insouciant manner in the middle of the road or intentionally walk at a snails pace at cross walks to prevent cars from making right or left turns.

    • Replies: @Lot
    My observations agree.
  97. Now that we have the hard evidence that violence at Trump’s rallies was primarily the result of false-flag operations planned and approved by Team Hillary, why hasn’t the media itself conceded its own role in sowing fear and divisiveness amongst the American electorate and especially by accomplishing it through fraudulent and politically-motivated “reporting?”

    I’m sure this is a rhetorical question, but one thing is quite clear. Hillary Clinton would have to microwave a puppy on live TV to get anything even remotely like the bad press she deserves from here to 8 November, and even then, I’ve no doubt all the talking heads on the Idiot Box would scold anyone who’s horrified as “prejudiced” for not guessing she might simply be in a Chinese restaurant, “ignorant” of other cultures and “racist” for thinking we should apply our own cultural norms to… our own candidates. (Oh, and “sexist” for criticizing the assertive behavior of a woman…)

  98. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Steve (or anyone), how do I embed a Tweet (w/pic) in a comment? The pasted “Embed Tweet” code from Twitter works in “Preview Comment” but doesn’t seem to include the picture when I hit “Publish Comment.”

    Just paste the URL of the Tweet.

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    Thanks, Jim. It worked. I tried that before and only saw the URL, not the tweet.
  99. @Pat Hannagan
    Wrong!

    But it's called fascism
    And it belongs to us
    It's called fascism
    And it's the only thing that's worth living for

    Oh, fascism is found in the east and west
    But when fascism is at home, it's the best
    Fascism is the cure for every evil
    Fascism is the air that supports the eagle
    It's called fascism
    And it's so un-cool
    It's called fascism
    And somehow it's become unmentionable
    It's called fascism

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwWIEXAM8Q0

    And it belongs to every one of us
    It's called love
    And it cuts your life like a broken knife

    “You all forgot Rudolf Hess!”, shouted Bernard.

  100. @jimbojones
    I don't understand the implication of the question even though it was asked in multiple debates. What's Trump supposed to do in the event of a loss, commit suicide? Or raise an armed insurrection? Obviously if he thinks he was beaten fair and square he must concede, and if he thinks he was cheated he must protest. Why ask a rhetorical question expect to get the guy's goat?

    Anybody can pull a Gore and take a State to court over fraud at the polls..

  101. @Anonymous

    OT: Trump went kamikaze at the Al Smith dinner tonight. Insulted Hillary outright while she gape-jawed fake laughs and some outraged audience members boo and yell out. Maria Bartiromo laughing and clapping for Trump was a nice visual.
     
    OMG, Bartiromo was such a nice visual! Momma mia, showing off her big beautiful rack in that low-cut dress! Couldn't take my eyes off of it.

    Old story. The Money Honey would occasionally come to my office for an interview after she did the market open from the NYSE (this is the 90s–20 years ago, now). During the set-up for the camera and sound, I “discovered” the visual you describe, where upon she buttoned up her blouse–having noticed what I was noticing… LOL.

  102. @Marie
    Short story - while attending high school at the impressionable age of 16, I became a 'certified' 'diversity training facilitator' with an Alinskyite group of ne'er-do-wells with the ominously Soviet name of 'National Conference for Community and Justice' (NCCJ). Once upon a time they were called the National Coalition of Christians and Jews, but the Cultural Marxist Gods quickly demanded a sacrifice on the alter of social justice and, soon enough, the only Gods prayed to were named Bell Hooks or Mumia Abu-Jamal. Anyway, this group routinely trained us in 'media' and 'journalism', and there were *so* many MSM patrons of this group. I (horrifyingly) witnessed the transformation of people like myself - who genuinely wanted to help the 'underprivileged' - into, basically, a cadre of useful idiot shills incapable of independent thought outside the Narrative (anti-white rage and nonwhite victimhood). Basically, it was a baptism by fire into the reality that, very sadly, only the brightest and/or most intellectually curious individuals will ever hope to escape the Diversity Machine inflicted on American kids. It's solely the degree to which individual personality, mental health and skin color intertwine that production of uniquely destructive individuals (like Obama) might emerge from this toxic environment - like morally confused young caterpillars transforming into adult SJW butterflies! It's all so sickening.

    Bottom line, I was really disgusted and really horrified as a teenager to learn that it's all about power (the eternal who?, whom?), and that one's task as a conscientious journalist is solely to promote the Narrative ABOVE ALL ELSE. These peoples' lives and sanity depends upon Narrative promotion at the expense of truth and morality.

    So, when I read about people like Yglesias actively working to cover up the fact that they've been polar-bear-hunted (and instead openly fantasizing about future impending martyrdom at the hands of fictional WASP hate mobs), it's really infuriating and yet kind of sad to witness. Maybe the alt-right could sponsor a few cult-deprogramming workshops for these folks...

    So-called journalism, like education, is merely one step removed from social work. Journalism and education put into practice the ethos of the SJW that emanates from the school of social work.

  103. @unpc downunder
    The French revolution wasn't started by leftists, and Hillary Clinton isn't a leftist either. She's a technocratic liberal centrist who believes in free trade, financial deregulation and mass immigration to satisfy the needs of the free market - which technically makes her someone on the liberal right. And no she didn't start out as a tofu-eating hippie on a commune, she started out as a business orientated career girl supporting the proto-neoliberal candidate Barry Goldwater.

    Please stop dreaming about being an 18th Century aristocrat and enter the 21st Century. A lot has happened since the dreaded bourgeois stormed the Bastille.

    The French revolution wasn’t started by leftists and Hillary Clinton isn’t a leftist either. She’s a technocratic liberal centrist who believes in free trade, financial deregulation and mass immigration to satisfy the needs of the free market – which technically makes her someone on the liberal right.

    Almost as soon as the French Revolution began deputies in the National Assembly who stood with the king and the Church sat on the king’s right, while those who stood for revolutionary change up to republicanism and anticlericalism sat on his left, and this was the origin of the left-right distinction. The issues and policy positions of the day were different but the attitudes and sentiments of the modern “critical peace studies” secular democracy libertine intelligentsia show remarkable continuity with the most thoughtful instigators of the French Revolution.

    Basically: yes, the French Revolution most certainly WAS started by leftists, and yes, Hillary Clinton most certainly IS on the political left.

  104. @Pat Hannagan
    Just for the record, I am very much in favour of fascism.

    May our White men and women go forth and multiply and may this song set them well on their course:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8w2W1uy2A

    Listen with the sound and bass up! Dancing closely with a loved one you can trust. Our fascist future awaits your proceedings.

    Fascism has always been pretty big in Australia, for some reason. Am I wrong?

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
    Not big enough!

    And as for the Australians, they deserve a Nippo-Chinese invasion. Criminals were their granddads, and their contribution to civilization is not such as to merit even a Jewish medal. Why the heck the Chinese and laps don’t combine and drive that dirt out of Australia, and set up a bit of civilization in those parts, is for me part of the mystery of the orient.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS9fSjP2fD8

    Ezra Pound simply had his dates wrong. It's all happening now!

    Only fascism can save us.

  105. @Anonymous

    OT: Trump went kamikaze at the Al Smith dinner tonight. Insulted Hillary outright while she gape-jawed fake laughs and some outraged audience members boo and yell out. Maria Bartiromo laughing and clapping for Trump was a nice visual.
     
    OMG, Bartiromo was such a nice visual! Momma mia, showing off her big beautiful rack in that low-cut dress! Couldn't take my eyes off of it.

    Was Maria the woman in red behind Trump on the left of the screen? Yowsa!

  106. @Verymuchalive
    The Bastille was not stormed by the bourgeoisie, but the Paris mob, directed by Provincial lawyers who made up the majority of the French Revolutionary elite.
    Rather like how the Democrats are using BLM and other "activists" to cause disruption and violence during the present campaign.
    But you are right about Hillary Clinton. She is not a leftist, but a fully bought-up asset of Goldman Sachs. She is a Neoliberal who follows the mantra of Free Trade, Open Borders and Financial Deregulation. These matters have been fully dealt with by another contributor to this website, Pat Buchanan, in numerous books.
    However, many commenters continue to misrepresent Clinton as some form of Marxist. She and her ilk do use aspects of Cultural Marxism when they feel it will be of advantage to do so. It's like Hillary Clinton's faux feminism. A genuine feminist would have left Bill Clinton years ago, probably never married him. By contrast, Hillary over the years has character assassinated the numerous women who have claimed sexual assault at the hands of Bill.

    The Bastille was not stormed by the bourgeoisie, but the Paris mob, directed by Provincial lawyers who made up the majority of the French Revolutionary elite.

    the (((French Revolutionary elite)))?

  107. @5371
    Surely these can't be the same people who some years back hailed someone's anti-GWB tirade at the same event as a glorious example of speaking truth to power. Surely.

    Or those who so enjoyed Obama’s roast of Trump in 2011: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/i-sat-next-to-donald-trump-at-the-infamous-2011-white-house-correspondents-dinner/2016/04/27/5cf46b74-0bea-11e6-8ab8-9ad050f76d7d_story.html

    The big difference there was others piled on. Which naive me would think made it even worse.

    Who, Whom? really is a great concept for understanding this world.

  108. @Peanut Arbuckle
    OT: who are you rooting for in the NLCS, Steve? You haven't tipped your hand, but I have to imagine it's a tough choice for you.

    Steve’s roots are in SoCal, and he’s blogged about the ’60s Dodgers, so the money would say he’s a Dodgers fan. OTOH, a low probability/high return bet would say he spent many years in the Chicago area, so maybe some of the “Lovable Losers” aura of the North Siders rubbed off on him and he’s a Cubs fan. Or, could be none of the above.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I'm rooting for Kershaw on Saturday to extend the series to a seventh game on Sunday.
  109. @Steve Sailer
    The fathers of the two candidates seem pretty similar. Fred Trump was more successful than Hugh Rodham, but Hillary's dad did pretty well for himself.

    My wife's uncle lives in Park Ridge, IL where Hillary grew up. It's a very nice suburb conveniently close to O'Hare airport and on the Kennedy expressway to the Loop, although not as upper class as some North Shore towns. The average home in Park Ridge is about 400k. (Chicago seems pretty affordable lately. 400k to live 3 miles from O'Hare, but not really under the flight path, and 15 miles from the Loop in a suburb that's 90% white is not bad.)

    Fred Trump's kids seem to have been pretty successful, other than the alcoholic. Hillary is obviously smart, hard-working, and frugal, but her two brothers are kind of ne'er-do-wells who have gotten into various influence-peddling scandals that have been a source of grief for Hillary and Bill. Hugh always favored Hillary over her two younger brothers, although you can see why.

    (Chicago seems pretty affordable lately. 400k to live 3 miles from O’Hare, but not really under the flight path, and 15 miles from the Loop in a suburb that’s 90% white is not bad.)

    I’m assuming it’s the BLM discount that goes hand-in-hand with averaging 60 homicides/month.

  110. @Captain Tripps
    Steve's roots are in SoCal, and he's blogged about the '60s Dodgers, so the money would say he's a Dodgers fan. OTOH, a low probability/high return bet would say he spent many years in the Chicago area, so maybe some of the "Lovable Losers" aura of the North Siders rubbed off on him and he's a Cubs fan. Or, could be none of the above.

    I’m rooting for Kershaw on Saturday to extend the series to a seventh game on Sunday.

  111. @Lot
    I'd say I am slightly in favor myself as well. San Diego is plenty warm, but outside of mid-summer, an extra couple degrees would be just fine. Some nights in the winter here it even dips down into the mid-40's, and you all know I'm a night owl!

    However, global warming is not the only result of burning hydrocarbons. Lots of other junk besides CO2 is released, especially with coal.

    While the USA itself does not import much middle east oil anymore, the market for oil is global, and our consumption enriches our oil-exporting enemies just as surely as if we paid them directly. It also hurts our our-importing allies like Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, and South Korea who pay higher prices because we waste so much gas with our overpowered and oversized auto fleet. Therefore I'd still like to reduce our use of "global warming" activities.

    Between non-CO2 chemicals released by hydrocarbon combustion and the handing over money to the Saudis, that's a pretty good argument for us trying to reduce our oil and coal consumption as fast as we reasonably can without economic disruption.

    NatGas seems like a good compromise on both fronts, much cleaner than coal and increasingly found all over the USA and other parts of the world.

    I agree that natural gas is the best compromise. I think that oil will become increasingly concentrated in transportation, as there are plenty of alternatives for power generation, but replacing our auto fleet with LNG vehicles, for example, will be hopelessly expensive for the foreseeable future.

    It will be interesting to see what automated driving will do for US autos. American cities are more or less designed for cars, and only a handful of American cities have convenient public transportation systems. But once firms like Uber have automated driving systems, it wouldn’t surprise me if American car ownership declines over the decades.

  112. @candid_observer
    Even as we speak, the Machine Media is now being overtaken as a source of major investigative news by WikiLeaks and Project Veritas. If there's another Woodward/Bernstein in our midst, it is surely, of all people, James O'Keefe -- who just might possibly bring down even a President, should Hillary be elected.

    And a remarkable thing about the two new news sources is that they are dovetailing in their effects, with WikiLeaks verifying the claims made on the Project Veritas tapes.

    I have a strong hunch that as the revelations pile up before the day of election, the polls are going to turn against Hillary, who loses votes like mad when she looks really corrupt -- and now she's starting to look like death-warmed-over corrupt.

    But it must kill the Machine Media to be shown up by the likes of WikiLeaks and Project Veritas. WikiLeaks humiliates them, exposing them as the abject courtiers they have become, and Project Veritas shows them how sadly they have failed investigative journalism.

    I tend to agree. The way I look at it is that Trump took a nosedive due to the sexual assault allegations and the Billy Bush tape. These are the kinds of allegations though that low-information voters can understand and has a swift impact on the polls. But if Bill Clinton is an example, the impact may only be temporary on Trump as well.

    The information that Wikileaks and Judicial Watch has unearthed on Hillary might take longer to spread and some of it might be harder for people to wrap their heads around but it will fester and linger throughout her presidency if she wins.

    Is there enough time before the election for it all to sink in to everyone’s heads what Hillary has really done? If so there could be a major turnaround in the polls the very last minute as there was for Ronald Reagan in ’80 and Brexit as well.

  113. @JLT
    I realize you gotta do the Sailerian "the real violence is with Dem constituencies!" pushback, and I know the media likes to portray Trump's base as psychologically damaged, but come on dude. You can't deny that there is a certain "temperament" to the devoted Trump voter. Say it's justified, fine, but it exists.

    I look forward to you defending the coming Trumptifada if he loses though.

    If I’m correct about what “temperament” you’re referring to, it’ll only reveal itself in the manner of the hard-hat riots. That is, after enduring endless provocation by the left and the left’s pets (i.e. blacks), Trumpians could strike back. Then they’ll be blamed for starting it in the first place, because anybody who shows any belief in anything and is not a good progressive or an obvious eunuch scares the crap out of the left.

    That’s because the left knows what it would do to get in and/or keep power, and they project those dark thoughts and actions onto the enemy.

  114. @unpc downunder
    The French revolution wasn't started by leftists, and Hillary Clinton isn't a leftist either. She's a technocratic liberal centrist who believes in free trade, financial deregulation and mass immigration to satisfy the needs of the free market - which technically makes her someone on the liberal right. And no she didn't start out as a tofu-eating hippie on a commune, she started out as a business orientated career girl supporting the proto-neoliberal candidate Barry Goldwater.

    Please stop dreaming about being an 18th Century aristocrat and enter the 21st Century. A lot has happened since the dreaded bourgeois stormed the Bastille.

    She’s most certainly a leftist. To the left of me,anyway, which is what’s important. Politics isn’t entirely about economics, you know. Social Justice can kill Western Civilization as surely as She’s not a Marxist, but she is a Free Trade communist. “It takes a village.”

    There’s plenty enough economic red meat for lefties. This is the woman who nearly ruined her husband’s presidency for the sake of “single-payer” healthcare. This is the lady who wants to “go where the money is” to subsidize our insane Welfare State, from each according to his ability. Except from her rich buddies, who can get around it.

    Banksters are not Goldwaterites, by the way. Just like Big Business isn’t for free enterprise. Wanting Free Trade doesn’t make you a libertarian. Yet we lump libertarians and frankly socialist Big Business and High Finance into one lump with the term “neoliberalism.” Which I consider an all but useless term.

  115. @unpc downunder
    The French revolution wasn't started by leftists, and Hillary Clinton isn't a leftist either. She's a technocratic liberal centrist who believes in free trade, financial deregulation and mass immigration to satisfy the needs of the free market - which technically makes her someone on the liberal right. And no she didn't start out as a tofu-eating hippie on a commune, she started out as a business orientated career girl supporting the proto-neoliberal candidate Barry Goldwater.

    Please stop dreaming about being an 18th Century aristocrat and enter the 21st Century. A lot has happened since the dreaded bourgeois stormed the Bastille.

    The French revolution wasn’t started by leftists

    iSteve: known far and wide for the high quality of its comment section

  116. @Perspective
    Good points.

    To expand on number 2 "they rudely walk around and block public rights of ways"

    I would also add they intentionally walk in a completely insouciant manner in the middle of the road or intentionally walk at a snails pace at cross walks to prevent cars from making right or left turns.

    My observations agree.

  117. @JLT
    I realize you gotta do the Sailerian "the real violence is with Dem constituencies!" pushback, and I know the media likes to portray Trump's base as psychologically damaged, but come on dude. You can't deny that there is a certain "temperament" to the devoted Trump voter. Say it's justified, fine, but it exists.

    I look forward to you defending the coming Trumptifada if he loses though.

    Come on! Up that troll game. One comment and you can’t even make that one interesting or funny? You got owned by the first reply to you. Soros’ money isn’t infinite. Unless you’re a larping millionaire like td you need this money to keep up the dumb comments.

    How much do you get paid and do you have to have a high speed connection?

  118. @JSM
    I was a bit disappointed Trump did not distance himself from the GOPe on environmental protection. The GOP masses have been basically brainwashed that global warming is a big hoax. That’s not true, but the more subtle point that global warming is not such a big deal, and may benefit cold areas white people live in in Europe and North America, is too politically incorrect to say. And there really is no established dog-whistle turns we can turn to either. We know what “support the police” and “thugs” means, wink wink, but do not have a vocabulary to say “warmer weather will reduce heating costs and extend growing seasons in the Upper Midwest and New England, tough luck for Bangladesh tho.”

    Dude, simply by holding that global warming is a hoax, get us our Upper Midwest and New England warming, without letting our *real* agenda out of the bag.

    What is the real agenda?

    • Replies: @JSM
    Warm up the frickin' miserable Upper Midwest and Mountain States, that's what. I'm *tired* of minus-40 windchills the whole month of January.
    , @JSM
    Warm up the frickin' miserable Upper Midwest and Mountain States, that's what. I'm *tired* of minus-40 windchills the whole month of January.
  119. @BB753
    Fascism has always been pretty big in Australia, for some reason. Am I wrong?

    Not big enough!

    And as for the Australians, they deserve a Nippo-Chinese invasion. Criminals were their granddads, and their contribution to civilization is not such as to merit even a Jewish medal. Why the heck the Chinese and laps don’t combine and drive that dirt out of Australia, and set up a bit of civilization in those parts, is for me part of the mystery of the orient.

    Ezra Pound simply had his dates wrong. It’s all happening now!

    Only fascism can save us.

    • Replies: @Pat Hannagan
    Ezra Pound is an overrated pissweak hack who should have gladly offered up his life if he had any honour which, of course, he never did.
  120. @Lot
    The reason for the protests is 10 to 15 French "youth" (that's what they call anti-white criminals in France too!) from a housing project surrounded two police vehicles with officers in them and tossed in Molotov cocktails. Two of the officers are near death and presumably will be permanently and severely scarred and disabled even if they survive.

    That's Hillary's vision for the USA.

    http://imgur.com/a/i77Za

    The French police protesting against lawlessness are now chanting “Freemasons in prison!”. Yeah, things are getting right-wing over there.

  121. @Pat Hannagan
    Not big enough!

    And as for the Australians, they deserve a Nippo-Chinese invasion. Criminals were their granddads, and their contribution to civilization is not such as to merit even a Jewish medal. Why the heck the Chinese and laps don’t combine and drive that dirt out of Australia, and set up a bit of civilization in those parts, is for me part of the mystery of the orient.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS9fSjP2fD8

    Ezra Pound simply had his dates wrong. It's all happening now!

    Only fascism can save us.

    Ezra Pound is an overrated pissweak hack who should have gladly offered up his life if he had any honour which, of course, he never did.

  122. @Opinionator
    What is the real agenda?

    Warm up the frickin’ miserable Upper Midwest and Mountain States, that’s what. I’m *tired* of minus-40 windchills the whole month of January.

  123. @Opinionator
    What is the real agenda?

    Warm up the frickin’ miserable Upper Midwest and Mountain States, that’s what. I’m *tired* of minus-40 windchills the whole month of January.

  124. @Sid
    Unlike most people, I actually support global warming. In general, human civilization has done better when the world is warmer. (Everyone from the Egyptian Old Kingdom, to the Indus River Valley Civilization, to the Ming Dynasty collapsed when global temperatures fell.)
  125. @Jim Don Bob
    Just paste the URL of the Tweet.

    Thanks, Jim. It worked. I tried that before and only saw the URL, not the tweet.

  126. @JSM
    our consumption enriches our oil-exporting enemies just as surely as if we paid them directly.


    *THIS* is the reason to reduce oil consumption. We should be making our own Synfuel out of our own domestic coal supplies. We should be building thorium-burning molten-salt cooled nuclear reactors as fast as the concrete will dry. http://energyfromthorium.com/lftr-overview/


    Another point: Consider thirty years ago, the climatologists were Chicken Littling about the next Ice Age. They dropped it when the global warming hysteria became the more grant-lucrative idea.

    But, what if the old-timey Ice Age Cometh hysterians actually are correct, but the higher CO2 levels have (temporarily) held back the worst of it? If the Ice Age Cometh, Bangladesh's big problem won't be rising sea levels, but invading White People. And *everybody* knows that when White people get roused up to go colonizing, the indigenouses get decimated.

    So, us White Folks fleeing south from the mile-high walls of ice will pose a FAR greater threat to the Precious Brown Folk than flooding.

    our consumption enriches our oil-exporting enemies just as surely as if we paid them directly.

    They aren’t our enemies. They are Israel’s enemies.

  127. @Harry Baldwin
    Another thing. I live in a nice suburban neighborhood and a well-to-do black family lives across the street. Every other week we put our recyclable container out for pick up. All our neighbors do so as well except for the black family. I have never seen them put out recyclables. Is this a black thing?

    I don’t because it’s a waste of time and resources. Many garbagemen just dump it all together anyway, making most people’s feel good notions moot.

    • Agree: BB753

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