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Commenter loveofknowledge writes:

The whole time the Ferguson Michael Brown hoax was going on, I was asking myself, why are they doing this? Are they TRYING to start a riot?

If the media gets everybody convinced that this was a case of an innocent black kid murdered by a racist white cop… well then people are going to expect an arrest, trial, and conviction of the cop.

When that doesn’t happen, people will be angry and think the system is racist. And nobody will know that the real reason the cop can’t possibly be charged with anything is because the black kid was actually the perpetrator and not the victim, as the witness testimony and physical evidence makes clear.

Criminal charges against the media for inciting riots? They certainly would deserve it, whether that’s really possible legally I don’t know. But it would have been a start if anyone had even called them out on it verbally! President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder totally went along with the hoax, but I don’t even remember any Republicans making any forceful denunciations of the whole thing.

The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump. If Trump had been president at the time, it could never have happened like that. He would have destroyed it with one tweet about the lying press, fake news, etc. – maybe with a link to the Justice Department report (which if you haven’t read it, really lays out how unambiguous that case truly was; the evidence overwhelmingly backs Officer Darren Wilson’s version of events).

That story went on for months and made me feel like the little kid in the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes, even around my own family and peers. When everybody gets their news from mainstream sources, everybody believes these narratives, and they think I’m the one that’s crazy.

It’s not like I had to dig that deep either, the truth about that case was reported in mainstream sources like the L.A. Times and Washington Post, which I found from Drudge Report direct links.

That’s part of how media bias works I realize, they actually do report the facts, they just create a misleading impression if you don’t read carefully and already have a degree of skepticism. I know Steve has talked about that a lot.

I have to wonder though, is there any hope for ever having an honest media? What’s it going to take, and what’s the strategy? I appreciate that there are commentators like Steve who point out the lies, but nothing ever seems to change.

There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media about how they screwed up the Michael Brown story so badly. There should have been presentations and panel discussions about it at conferences that journalists go to or whatever. There should have been public acknowledgements of it and vows to regain the public trust and restore integrity in the business. As far as I know, nothing of the sort has happened.

All that has happened is the number of homicides went up 20% from 2014 to 2016.

 
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  1. anon says: • Disclaimer

    http://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/hidden-camera-tells-true-story-of-how-veteran-died-after-calling-for-help-gasping-for-air/85-490859558

    A taste of the future . Diverse nurses laughing while a decorated WW2 veteran passes away , then lie about it . They didn’t realize they were on hidden camera.

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).
    , @Perspective
    What that man experienced at the hands of those witches is a harbinger of what's to come on a larger scale if things continue as they are. If demographic change continues to unfold as it is and the media continues to promote the narrative of irredeemable evil Whites, expect to be surrounded by those who are at best indifferent to your existence and downright hostile to it at its worst.
    , @bartolo1
    Looks like sequel material for "Get Out". White patients ushered into the smiling, benevolent arms of superficially loving black caregivers.

    Get Out II The Second Turning.
    , @anonymous
    “Not a decorated WW2 veteran! Is nothing beneath these Others?”

    Why consume this race-baiting, flag-wrapped trash? The same pricks live off your clicks, too.
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  2. As murderers in this country are majority black, and most get caught, this will ultimately remove dangerous people from the streets. And as most of their victims are black as well, that also removes some more blacks from the general population.

    It’s about the only bright spot in the entire ungodly mess.

    We’re at the point where the only good thing the media does is provide us with gallows humour.

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    • Replies: @donut
    "
    The Pareto Principle is derived from Vilfredo Pareto's observation that only a "vital few" of the peapods in his garden produced the majority of peas.

    The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity)[1] states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.[2] Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who noted the 80/20 connection while at the University of Lausanne in 1896, as published in his first paper, "Cours d'économie politique". Essentially, Pareto showed that approximately 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population; Pareto developed the principle by observing that about 20% of the peapods in his garden contained 80% of the peas.[3]

    It is a common principle in business management; e.g., "80% of sales come from 20% of clients."[citation needed] Many business executives have cited the 80/20 rule as a tool to maximize business efficiency. Richard Koch has authored a book, The 80/20 principle, demonstrating the practical application of the Pareto principle to business management and life.[citation needed]

    Mathematically, the 80/20 rule is roughly followed by a power law distribution (also known as a Pareto distribution) for a particular set of parameters, and many natural phenomena have been shown empirically to exhibit such a distribution.[4]

    You can lock them up , gas them , electrocute them , hang them , draw and quarter them that 20% will always be there . I just wish they were white .
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  3. unit472 says:

    The MSM ‘bias’ is there but there is another problem. As the rioting broke out in Ferguson the media went to cover it. If you are a white reporter sent to cover negroes rioting you are in trouble. I have never seen, e.g., CNN’s Jake Tapper so terrified as when, surrounded by negro men, he tried to do an on the scene report from Ferguson. I remember Sean Hannity repeatedly asking Fox New’s on scene reporter to ask a negro woman if its OK to chant ‘pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon’! Yeah Sean, you stand in the street full of rioting negroes and engage them in debate! Of course the Fox News reporter never asked Hannity’s question preferring to not get a beating rather than inquire about the merits of the riot.

    When negroes are in full chimp out mode and the police are not allowed to use deadly force to protect the public don’t expect honest media coverage.

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    • Replies: @SMK
    The governing-classes and ruling-elites are evil and insane, or craven and ignorant. Concerning race, most perniciously, nearly all of them are liars and/or psychotics, or cowards and conformists. In respect to Ferguson, to give but one example, either they believed the "hand-up, don't shoot" lie or "narrative" -that Michael Brown, a 6'4", 300 lb. thug who tried to murder Darren Wilson was an innocent "child" who was murdered by Darren Wilson- or they were lying for political and ideological reasons, or out of fear of blacks and white left-liberals, the fear of being vilified as a "racist" for simply telling the truth and stating the facts and noting the obvious.

    But they control almost everything, They have nearly all of the power and influence, the influence and power to depict those of use who aren't evil and insane in respect to race and other matters as evil and insane, the influence and power to censor, ostracize, vilify, and demonize those of use who tell the truth and state the facts and note the obvious, those of us who are honest and realistic, as liars and psychotics, "racists" and "white supremacists," even "Nazis.'
    , @SMK
    If a Darren Wilson shoots and kills a Michael Brown under identical circumstances in post-Trump America -in 2050 or 2040 or even 2030- he'll be convicted of murder and sentenced to life or at least 30-40 years in prison where he'll be murdered by blacks unless he's enslaved in "protective custody," 23-hours a day in a toilet with bars. And such will be the fate of all white cops who shoot an d kill black criminals in self-defense.

    And European "hate-speech" laws will ultimately be enacted and imposed so whites who tell the truth about race will not simply be censored, reviled, aspersed, ostracized, fired from jobs, expelled from colleges and/or forced to endure "re-education" and "sensitivity training, etc., but also charged with felonies and sentenced to months in jail or years or even decades in prison. That's the future, bearing a miracle that I only don't foresee but can't even imagine. Separation and secession is the only hope for whites, but how could that ever be realized?
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  4. It is remarkable how little one hears about Black Lives Matter as an organization and movement in the age of Trump.

    It seems to have been reduced to a hashtag, a yard sign, and a bended knee.

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    Bearing in mind that that's all it was to begin with before the media got hold of it and magnified it exponentially.

    (Or less--it was an online meme started by some black chick with a bug up her downspout about cops IIRC. I'd have to go back and search on how it got to the point of magnification and New Racial Orthodoxy.)

    One gets the distinct impression that the DNC is not at present handing down PR packets to the media outlets telling them to make this a talking point.

    Wonder why!?

    , @Anon
    "how little one hears about Black Lives Matter in the age of Trump"

    BLM made a statement, I think in August 2016, in support of the Palestinians. Tactical error.
    , @ChrisZ
    Candid, these nameable protest movements are epiphenomenal; before BLM it was the Occupy movement (whose name neither I nor my teenage son could recall without effort just now), and I’m sure our fellow commenters here could draw up a whole taxonomy going back a generation or more.

    A given name seems to be the temporary public face of the eternally disaffected. Or at least it ultimately becomes that, even if it originated with a novel point to make. A few “movement leaders” ride the wave to lucrative establishment positions, but the movement overall seems to lose momentum by the sheer weight of complaints it’s made to carry. And then it’s time to move on to the next thing.

    Can you imagine anything quite as pathetic as a guy who’s still really devoted to Occupy in 2017?
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  5. TWS says:

    Thousands died for the gentle giant. Paid shills were all over the internet spewing the same lies. Why wasn’t Soros prosecuted for starting a riot.

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    Why wasn’t Soros prosecuted for starting a riot.
     
    Because he had Deep State backing.
    , @Anon
    Why wasn’t Soros prosecuted for starting a riot.

    He controls Occam's Antennae, more powerful than any Occam's Razor.

    In the end, it's not about what one sees with eyes and ears.

    It's about signals one picks up from the Eyes of Soros Tower. He beams Voice of Soros, along with Vice with Degeneracy, all around the world.
    With our eyes and ears, we can only look around us in localized reality. We rely on the Signals for what's happening in other places and around the world. So, those who control the signals shape worldview that, in turn, shapes the world.

    Every proggy in college was fitted with a PC antennae. This devices jams out lots of facts, truths, and details and mostly receives the Official Signals of Proglob Truth.

    We must smash this device and let the signals of facts and truth flow freely.

    https://youtu.be/HwaYrejCTZ0?t=17s

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  6. Normally, if something like this happens, you’d expect, that Obama is at least asked the question, why he went along with the wrong version of the Michael Brown hoax.
    (I don’t know if some journalist did ask Obama this question).

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  7. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    I’ve thought about this quite a bit. Given how ‘our side’ has essentially no representation in the formal media, I think this is an area were we could push for MORE litigation, instead of less as we usually do. When you have 0% of the market cap, rolling a hand grenade into the whole works becomes a more attractive option.

    If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now. Libel laws in the USA are notoriously lax– it is almost impossible to get any kind of decision favoring the plaintiff in a libel case. Allowing any misrepresentation or outright falsehoods not speedily retracted (with at least as many column inches or primetime minutes devoted to the retraction as the original story, and further up in the paper or earlier in the broadcast) to be grounds for a lawsuit would force some integrity back into this business. Imagine is every business owner who lost money due to the riots in Ferguson could sue the major networks in a class action case. That’s a bad day if you’re CNN or MSNBC.

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    I’ve thought about this quite a bit. Given how ‘our side’ has essentially no representation in the formal media, I think this is an area were we could push for MORE litigation, instead of less as we usually do.
     
    Push how? With the power we don't have? And litigation would be useless as well, as "‘our side’ has essentially no representation" in the courts either.

    If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now.
     
    No we couldn't, because the lefty courts will side with the networks every time. Under your proposal, Fox will be sued into oblivion, but CNN, MSNBC, etc. will skate every time. Because all the "fact checkers" like Politifact will be out there telling all and sundry that whatever egregious lie a lefty just uttered is actually the 100% truth. Any strengthening of libel laws will be used against Repubs and "deplorables" only, never the left. There is literally nothing we can do that they cannot overpower, override, or turn against us. They're unstoppable, and we are doomed. There is no hope, there is no hope, there is no hope.
    , @Almost Missouri

    "When you have 0% of the market [share], rolling a [figurative] hand grenade into the whole works becomes a more attractive option."
     
    Agree.

    "If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now."
     
    Disagree. Defamation actions are possible under current law, e.g., Thiel's Gawker takedown, Eradmo etc. vs. Rolling Stone. Easy? No. Doable? Yes. Worthwhile? Definitely.

    And defamation actions are not the only option. Inciting a riot is a crime. Criminal conspiracy is a crime. The overtly racial aspects makes it civil rights violations and therefore federal. All it needs is a few prosecutors who want to do this. The path is open.

    Irrespective of the final outcome, even just the discovery in cases like this could be very embarrassing for the left. Like a little DNC email leak each time.

    It is perhaps not well understood by the public how little of the law that is written is actually executed. We assume that law on the books is automatically implemented. Not so. Not only is the implemented law a small subset of available law, but a zealous prosecutor makes the process the punishment such that where prosecutors choose it, implemented law actually exceeds written law. That's why we get to elect executives as well as legislators. Well, we've got a lot of supposedly conservative execs now. Time to get them cracking. If they don't want to, then we get better execs.

    And there are plenty of causes for private action. Death, injury, and property damage open a panoply of legal remedies. Enterprising lawyers can find them and exploit them. Legitimate plaintiffs can use them. They just need the habit of doing so. Getting the habit just takes the will to start now.

    A few salient cases will result in in everyone noticing the wind has shifted.

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  8. The Truth of Ferguson and Michael Brown cannot fail.

    It can only be failed by fact.

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  9. Art Deco says:

    News flash! The media are malevolent.

    Ferguson was a biracial township with a large population of black homeowners whose economic interests were damaged by all the undocumented shopping going on. Ever see even the briefest interview with any of them? Oh, and did you catch it when one outlet published Darren Wilson’s home address? Does the National Enquirer pull stunts like that?

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    • Replies: @silviosilver

    News flash! The media are malevolent.
     
    With anything touching on race, it's always whites who are the victims of their malevolence. It's weird, isn't it. You'd almost think the people in charge have something against whites.
    , @Mr. Anon

    News flash! The media are malevolent.
     
    In another, recent thread, you were claiming that the media has no influence, and implied they had no particular agenda.

    So which is it, you pretentious twit?

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  10. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Media are owned by whom?

    Media people have been educated and trained by whom?

    Key terms are ‘culture clash’ and ‘defamation’, like what Mr. Park said in A SERIOUS MAN, where Hashem is found in a Parking Lot.

    In a way, Coens are projecting onto the Asian guy what Jews have been pulling for a long time, invoking ‘culture clash’ and ‘defamation’.

    In a nutshell, White Americans can’t expect Jews to be just like white Christians. Jews are different and do things differently, and this had to be understood and accepted because, if not, it will lead to Culture Clash between Jews and gentiles, and that’s no good.

    But if indeed Jewish way of seeing the world and doing things is different from how white gentile Christians do it, maybe sometimes(if not always), there is something wrong with Jewish attitudes and culture that causes problems.

    But that would be ‘defamation’.

    This is now a game played by ALL non-white groups and homos. They invoke ‘culture clash’ and say whites must understand and tolerate differences among cultures.
    But if whites notice that there are real PROBLEMS on the non-white side of the cultural fence, that is ‘defamation’.

    So much of white and Jewish/homo/non-white relations can be summed up in two terms: “culture clash’ and ‘defamation’. CCD rule.

    So.. with blacks.

    “Man! It’s a black thing, you wouldn’t understand.”

    So, the white guy tolerates the black thing and then, given all the problems in the black community, figures, “there must be something in black culture that simply can’t abide by western norms and standards”… but that would be ‘defamation’(or ‘racism’).
    Blacks insist on their difference but whites must act like blacks are on the same wavelength as whites.

    Or with Muslims. They come to Europe and say Europeans must understand and tolerate Muslims ways because Muslims have their own way of doing things. So, if whites try to understand and play along, then ‘culture clash’ will be minimized.
    But then, what with cousin-marriage and other Muslim practices causing so many problems, some whites will notice something’s not right with Muslim ways, and that is ‘defamation’(or ‘Islamophobia’).

    What is there to do but just ‘accept the mystery’?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFjOo00w-H8

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  11. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Contemporary to the Zimmerman trial the WSJ ran a great op-ed by Shelby Steele (brother of the stereotype threat guy) on this subject: the media’s deep investment in “poetic truth” as distinct from plain truth (or iSteve curmudgeonly commentator Truth)

    To a lot of affluent whiteliberal knowledge workers it’s just too depressing to write or read factual news about routine NAM dysfunction here n’ there. So with narrative arts they construct a story quite appealing to substitute.

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  12. NickG says:

    The commentator’s post was close to perfect, but FFS don’t EVER use the Valley-girlesque ‘totally’ as an adjective….like never…Dude!

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  13. Art Deco says:
    @anon
    http://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/hidden-camera-tells-true-story-of-how-veteran-died-after-calling-for-help-gasping-for-air/85-490859558


    A taste of the future . Diverse nurses laughing while a decorated WW2 veteran passes away , then lie about it . They didn't realize they were on hidden camera.

    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that’s ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it’s less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn’t surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

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    They were laughing while he was dyspnic due to a busted ventilator, you fucking ghoul.

    Is there autism at fault for why you're so mechanical, or were you kept in a box until recently, Asper-O?
    , @ia
    Aren't you the guy who said Baltimore blacks were really nice just before they started destroying it? And you were there too! I said you were impertinent and you flew into a rage. You kept out of sight for a while but now you're doing the same with white end-of-life scenarios.
    , @anonmn
    What a soulless response, even for you.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months.... (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there)
     
    Well, after your penitential suffering, you are doing pretty well for a dead guy. But for everyone else, diverse nursing does not engender Come By Yah feelings about end of life care. Rationalize if you will, but nobody wants to die the death of suffocation. Just because you are dead doesn't mean we want to follow your path.
    , @anon
    There's a lot more to that story than them laughing. They ignored his distress calls for over an hour, and later lied about providing him treatment.

    And, while I suspect you're right about their nursing qualifications, that doesn't change the fact that actual EMTs are only a phone call away.

    Hell, I'm not a nurse of any kind, and I still know that.

    You're right that the guy was in his nineties, so it's not like he was going to last much longer anyway, but just callinh 911 would have taken essentially zero effort on their part.
    , @Mr. Anon

    My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).
     
    Emptying bed-pans?
    , @Hibernian
    "Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. "

    Yea, that's after the patient is dead.
    , @Anon

    11Alive showed the video to Elaine Harris, a retired nursing professor and expert in adult critical care. “In 43 years in nursing, I have never seen such disregard for human life in a healthcare setting, is what I witnessed,” said Harris.
     
    Aren't we lucky to have a resident expert to correct her?
    , @3g4me
    @12 Art Deco: "If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that’s ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it’s less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months."

    Besides being utterly unself aware and blatantly dishonest in your usual comments, you really are a despicable, cold-hearted SOB to attribute a White man's murder by criminally dishonest and sadistic Negroes to the trope that "old sick people die every day so "professionals" must be forgiven for being jaundiced."

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  14. I’m glad you highlighted this comment by make a blog post out of it. The “mainstream” media, the legacy mass media is irredeemably broken and has to be dismantled as quickly as possible and by whatever legal means are available.

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    • Replies: @Kevin C.

    The “mainstream” media, the legacy mass media is irredeemably broken and has to be dismantled as quickly as possible and by whatever legal means are available.
     
    Can't be done. Not only are there no legal means available, there are no illegal means either. They are invincible. All is lost. There is no hope, there is no hope, there is no hope, there is no hope.
    , @Forbes
    Be careful what you wish for.

    While I loath legacy media, the advertising-based revenue model that currently works is clickbait-driven Facebook/Buzzfeed/Vox/Puffington Host versus "old school" WSJ at ~$30 per month. The alphabet networks and legacy print continues to shrink. The WaPo will be kept alive indefinitely as Bezos/Amazon's lobbyist arm.

    It's far from clear that what replaces legacy mainstream media will be an improvement. If the 2016 election revealed anything, people should've been disabused of the conceit that the news media is unbiased and without an agenda--or that it can be.

    Will the Google/Facebook/Twitter world be an improvement...
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  15. Olorin says:
    @candid_observer
    It is remarkable how little one hears about Black Lives Matter as an organization and movement in the age of Trump.

    It seems to have been reduced to a hashtag, a yard sign, and a bended knee.

    Bearing in mind that that’s all it was to begin with before the media got hold of it and magnified it exponentially.

    (Or less–it was an online meme started by some black chick with a bug up her downspout about cops IIRC. I’d have to go back and search on how it got to the point of magnification and New Racial Orthodoxy.)

    One gets the distinct impression that the DNC is not at present handing down PR packets to the media outlets telling them to make this a talking point.

    Wonder why!?

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  16. gp says:

    “The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump.” This.

    When the Dems put Michael Brown’s mom on stage at their convention, there was no way I was going to vote D. Hillary blabbering about our huge problems with “inherent bias” and privilege and all that other mind-poisoning arglebargle. Bernie backing down to those two obnoxious BLM loudmouths who stole his podium.

    Newscasters on air putting their hands up in solidarity with the HandsUpDontShoot Big Lie. The news network that edited the 911 tape of Zimmerman to make it sound like he said “He looks black.”

    That’s how Trump got elected. This administration is the last chance for normal people to save America. Alas, we will fail. The forces arrayed against us are too powerful and numerous.

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    “The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump.” This.
     
    I knew my wife's wavering was over when those five cops were killed in Dallas.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Alas, we will fail.
     
    Maybe you will. We will not. This is a death match, and you might join the Eeyore Brigade, and die before your time. But everyone else recognizes the sight of the gallows, and has adjusted accordingly.
    , @Bernardista
    I read the justice report for the first time a few months ago. Whatever he was smoking was not your grand daddy's pot - the toxicology report on Michael revealed significant amounts of PCP.

    I can't say that there was ever a moment when I considered voting for Hillary, but there may have been many middle class, middle-aged church-going African American parents for whom this 'Mothers of the Revolution' charade was a huge turn-off.

    How many of them would care to identify with a Michael Brown?

    Bernie backing down to those two obnoxious BLM loudmouths who stole his podium.
     
    Had this happened at a Trump or Hillary event, the two protestorx would have been escorted out by security guards, but Bernie didn't have any. This was at the dawn of his campaign and he didn't even have paid staffers, let alone security guards.
    , @Kevin C.

    Alas, we will fail. The forces arrayed against us are too powerful and numerous.
     
    A thousand times this. All is lost.
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    Our whole society is built upon lie after lie. This is mostly because our society is built upon catering to Upper Middle Class Women who … wait for it … HATE HATE HATE Beta White males and so construct elaborate lies to justify their rage at: A. Attention from dweeby nerdy beta White males (an insult suggesting they are indeed ordinary and not special snowflakes) B. general lack of swaggering domination and brutal violence that women crave. C. An almost complete removal from anything real and factual and a reliance on media advertising to shape their needs and desires in the ways most complimentary to their innate prejudices.

    Contra Steve, there is no end of ways in which the innate and intrinsic interests of most White women and most White men are not at complete and existential odds with each other. Given, the interests of most White women and the few White Alpha men are aligned, but that’s not most White men.

    The lies the media and infotainment like to tell are: 1. Most Terrorists are either deranged sadistic and crazy military vets or Trump voters, not Uzbek Uber Ussassins with a Diversity Lottery Visa; or various ungrateful Muslims. 2. All Muslims are either heroic victims or patriotic Americans. 3. It is good and natural for the leadership class to be entirely Hispanic, or Muslim, or Black, and all White males in Leadership are EVIL!! 4. It was deranged White Trump voters who engage in political assassinations, like the guy who shot Steve Scalise, either Kennedy, etc. 5. Blacks are always the victims of hate crimes, NEVER EVER the perpetrators. 6. Crime is entirely a White Irish or redneck or WASP affair, the Italian mob now mysteriously vanished and left it all to them. 7. Russia not ISIS or Al Qaeda or North Korea is the main threat to the US. 8. All White male governmental leaders are evil and corrupt, while all female or non-White governmental leaders are virtuous and awesome in their patriotic duty.

    This is all the more powerful as it is NOT directed by a secret World Government but the organic nature of a market that caters to White female and upper class at that, consumption and thus prejudices and bigotry. There is nothing Nice White Ladies hate more than ordinary White men; hence the constant lies which are familiar to anyone who knows women in abusive relationships. The beatings are excused or lied about and rage is directed at ordinary men who do nothing but work all day.

    Our society is built upon lying, without lying and constant reinforcement of the lies, the whole thing would collapse. Lies that women can ride the carousel without consequence, that governmental support for husband-less single mothers is compatible with mass Third World immigration. That a bunch of handsy Leftist men is somehow the worst thing in the world while acid attacks, rapes, and enslavement in prostitution of young White working class girls is not a problem and does not even exist because Muslims do it. We lie about having a robust military along with a giant welfare state to support a majority non-White population, and a robust military capable of defending ourselves with an industry outsourced overseas because Chinese workers are cheaper.

    There is no accountability and never will be accountability any more than women who any more than women who are abused look themselves in the mirror and acknowledge they chose those dudes because they liked the fear they induced in other men.

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  18. Flip says:

    They should have arrested the woman who lied about “hands up, don’t shoot” for lying to the police a la Martha Stewart.

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    MSM mention of the Grand Jury investigation of the Michael Brown matter was minimal, along the lines of some erratum notice buried low on a page well back in a newspaper. There wasn't much acknowledgement of due process as that interfered with the prior rush-to-judgment story.

    How many reporters loudly trumpeting their First Amendment rights are willing to override the Fourth Amendment and any others just to get their scoop, keep their job, or tick their JournoList assignment box? That is the story that should get more publicity than Russiagate and other routine non-events of journalistic malpractice.
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  19. That story went on for months and made me feel like the little kid in the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes, even around my own family and peers. When everybody gets their news from mainstream sources, everybody believes these narratives, and they think I’m the one that’s crazy.

    I think this is what worries me the most, the naivety of the masses. Most people have short attention spans, they hear the sound bite “a white police officer shoots and kills a young unarmed black man” over and over again, and believe that to be the end of the story. Most people are lazy, and want someone else to do the thinking for them, I’m sure the msm is aware of this and disseminate these divisive memes. I really hope there is some sort of recourse for this, I’m sure there are brilliant minds out there that can craft some sort of legal action against them. It could potentially set a precedent and framework to deal with future “fake news” stories.

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    I really hope there is some sort of recourse for this
     
    There isn't. All hope is false. There is naught but despair. All is lost.
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  20. It was frankly bizarre how even private talk radio stations here in Canada parroted the Black Lives Matter narrative in their news casts. Media outlets that are normally pro-cop, small c and big C conservative all sounded like the Socialist Worker or the Black Panther Party on this stuff.

    The media was acting like the rabble rousing radio DJ in that ’70s movie, The Warriors:

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  21. Patriot says:

    The Media never misses a chance to push the Narrative.

    I was recently listening to NPR (National Propanganda Raidio), when the intro to a story about ancestoral genetic testing came on. I thought: “Oh, this will be interesting; I can learn something about science, or past human migration or evolution.”

    Instead, the story was about a Black who was outraged because, supposedly, some distant White relative “did not return her emails.” The NPR newscaster impled that the White was racist.

    OK, here is what’s wrong with this story:

    First, it probably didn’t happen, but was made up — is there any proof it happened? Secondly, even if the Black woman sent an email out to the supposed White relative, that does not prove racism. Maybe wrong email contact, or the person was too busy. I get such emails all the time, through 23&ME, and I haven’t answered a single one, because I’m too busy.

    But here is the real evil: NPR could have run a story that actually brought people together. For examp,e, it would have been easy to find a White person who was interested or even pleased that they had some Minority blood. A great many Whites have some Indian, African, or Asian ancestory. NPR could have gushed about how gene testing shows that “we’re all related”, but instead ran a divisive story. They did it on purpose to anger Minorities and shame Whites.

    The cynical, evil, lying Media agatates and divides us on purpose.

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    Thank you for your post. The captioned commentary and most of the remarks here struck me as somewhat naïve. Divide and Conquer is hardly a novel strategy, but it's very effective and the Owners of the Mass Media are never quite so happy as when the other tribes (whites and blacks for example) are at one another's throats.
    , @anon
    A couple days ago I was listening to NPR and I had a similar experience. They had a story about the problems with ok google's voice recognition. The example they used was "play despacito" which it didn't recognize reliably.

    They could have made it an informative story about how machine learning and voice recognition and all the rest of the math that goes into their stupid millenial techno-baubles is hard, so hard that even popular requests don't get recognized all the time. But no, the reportrix got all butt hurt because it was Spanish and boy those guys in Mountain View sure hate the Mexicans, amirite?

    Luckily, they did an interview with an AI prof who laughed at her for suggesting that.
    , @3g4me
    @19 Patriot: " A great many Whites have some Indian, African, or Asian ancestory."

    Wrong. Scientific studies and DNA analysis have consistently found that American Whites are, on average, about 98% White.

    As far as the utterly stereotypical "Negro woman upset because of no reply by White relative" story, an enormous number of purported "relatives" one finds as matches at 23 & Me are false positives, due to the limited number of matching SNPs that 23 & Me uses. My husband's ancestry is approximately 12% Ashkenazi Jewish (seems to be from his great-grandfather), but about 90% of his "matches" are Jews adjudged to be his 3rd through 5th cousins. From what I've been able to discover about his limited Jewish ancestry, not one of the surnames match at all, and his DNA analysis at FamilyTreeDNA has initial "matches" that all disappear once one advances to the higher level of testing that we've paid for. There's no one likely to be related within the past 200 years at that level of testing.

    One can easily extrapolate just how distant or even likely a White "relative" by 23 & Me's standards might be to a modern Negro.
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  22. We are merely seeing the fruit of the seeds sown by the nihilism which began its attack on reason, epistemological integrity, culture, common decency, and morality in the Sixties. Methinks it would be more accurate to label the children of the Sixties as the Altamont Generation instead of the Woodstock Generation.

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    label the children of the Sixties as the Altamont Generation instead of the Woodstock Generation.
     
    Good observation. The leading lights were 95% Nietzschean nihilist thugs talking a good game while looking out for #1.
    , @unpc downunder
    A nihilist is someone who doesn't care about anything, including racism. The biased MSM certainly cares all right, it just doesn't care about reality.
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  23. @Art Deco
    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    They were laughing while he was dyspnic due to a busted ventilator, you fucking ghoul.

    Is there autism at fault for why you’re so mechanical, or were you kept in a box until recently, Asper-O?

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    None of us can let ourselves or our loved ones end up in a situation like that. And it's all too common. The alternative, unfortunately, is illegal for the most part. We are much kinder to our pets when the time comes. Well, most of us.
    , @Art Deco
    They were laughing while he was dyspnic due to a busted ventilator, you fucking ghoul.

    It's not terribly clear from the video what provoked the laughter.
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  24. Ivy says:
    @Flip
    They should have arrested the woman who lied about "hands up, don't shoot" for lying to the police a la Martha Stewart.

    MSM mention of the Grand Jury investigation of the Michael Brown matter was minimal, along the lines of some erratum notice buried low on a page well back in a newspaper. There wasn’t much acknowledgement of due process as that interfered with the prior rush-to-judgment story.

    How many reporters loudly trumpeting their First Amendment rights are willing to override the Fourth Amendment and any others just to get their scoop, keep their job, or tick their JournoList assignment box? That is the story that should get more publicity than Russiagate and other routine non-events of journalistic malpractice.

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  25. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    It kind of clicked with me, when about a week ago Steve made the connection that it makes more sense to think of them as relatively cheap advertising agencies than News Organizations.

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  26. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Patriot
    The Media never misses a chance to push the Narrative.

    I was recently listening to NPR (National Propanganda Raidio), when the intro to a story about ancestoral genetic testing came on. I thought: "Oh, this will be interesting; I can learn something about science, or past human migration or evolution."

    Instead, the story was about a Black who was outraged because, supposedly, some distant White relative "did not return her emails." The NPR newscaster impled that the White was racist.

    OK, here is what's wrong with this story:


    First, it probably didn't happen, but was made up -- is there any proof it happened? Secondly, even if the Black woman sent an email out to the supposed White relative, that does not prove racism. Maybe wrong email contact, or the person was too busy. I get such emails all the time, through 23&ME, and I haven't answered a single one, because I'm too busy.

    But here is the real evil: NPR could have run a story that actually brought people together. For examp,e, it would have been easy to find a White person who was interested or even pleased that they had some Minority blood. A great many Whites have some Indian, African, or Asian ancestory. NPR could have gushed about how gene testing shows that "we're all related", but instead ran a divisive story. They did it on purpose to anger Minorities and shame Whites.

    The cynical, evil, lying Media agatates and divides us on purpose.

    Thank you for your post. The captioned commentary and most of the remarks here struck me as somewhat naïve. Divide and Conquer is hardly a novel strategy, but it’s very effective and the Owners of the Mass Media are never quite so happy as when the other tribes (whites and blacks for example) are at one another’s throats.

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  27. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Jack Hanson
    They were laughing while he was dyspnic due to a busted ventilator, you fucking ghoul.

    Is there autism at fault for why you're so mechanical, or were you kept in a box until recently, Asper-O?

    None of us can let ourselves or our loved ones end up in a situation like that. And it’s all too common. The alternative, unfortunately, is illegal for the most part. We are much kinder to our pets when the time comes. Well, most of us.

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  28. Eagle Eye says:
    @TWS
    Thousands died for the gentle giant. Paid shills were all over the internet spewing the same lies. Why wasn't Soros prosecuted for starting a riot.

    Why wasn’t Soros prosecuted for starting a riot.

    Because he had Deep State backing.

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  29. Eagle Eye says:
    @enemy of earth
    We are merely seeing the fruit of the seeds sown by the nihilism which began its attack on reason, epistemological integrity, culture, common decency, and morality in the Sixties. Methinks it would be more accurate to label the children of the Sixties as the Altamont Generation instead of the Woodstock Generation.

    label the children of the Sixties as the Altamont Generation instead of the Woodstock Generation.

    Good observation. The leading lights were 95% Nietzschean nihilist thugs talking a good game while looking out for #1.

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    Good observation. The leading lights were 95% Nietzschean nihilist thugs talking a good game while looking out for #1.
     
    You misspelled Jews.
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  30. TheBoom says:

    Unfortunately, due to immigration the press narratives against whites are going to make life very dangerous for whites once a minority. Our replacements don’t come from cultures valuing free speech or our cultural traditions. According to a recent California poll, the majority of all other races do not approve of freedom of speech for white supremacists (e.g., non self hating whites. Other races follow these mainstream narratives and see nothing in it for them to not go along.

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    Unfortunately, due to immigration the press narratives against whites are going to make life very dangerous for whites once a minority.
     
    Exactly. Expect South African conditions for whites well before we reach South African percentages. And there's nothing we can do to stop it. Our extinction is inevitable. All hope is false.
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  31. @anon
    http://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/hidden-camera-tells-true-story-of-how-veteran-died-after-calling-for-help-gasping-for-air/85-490859558


    A taste of the future . Diverse nurses laughing while a decorated WW2 veteran passes away , then lie about it . They didn't realize they were on hidden camera.

    What that man experienced at the hands of those witches is a harbinger of what’s to come on a larger scale if things continue as they are. If demographic change continues to unfold as it is and the media continues to promote the narrative of irredeemable evil Whites, expect to be surrounded by those who are at best indifferent to your existence and downright hostile to it at its worst.

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    What that man experienced at the hands of those witches is a harbinger of what’s to come on a larger scale if things continue as they are.
     
    And it's guaranteed they will, because nothing can stop it.

    If demographic change continues to unfold as it is and the media continues to promote the narrative of irredeemable evil Whites
     
    There's no "if" about it, these are already unstoppable certainties. We are utterly doomed, and nothing can be done to save us. There is no hope.
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  32. Ed says:

    One of the main axioms of modern American media is to never challenge the dominant opinion or view of Black America. This has changed since Obama. For sure the media was always sympathetic to blacks but it drew the line at making excuses for riots or willfilly ignoring basic facts. If you look at media just from the 1990s you will see papers and TV networks challenging black criminality, welfare and opinion such topics like the OJ Simpson case.

    A poster mentioned how Ferguson wouldn’t happen under Trump. This is correct. A good example of this are how the NFL protest fiasco went down. The media treated them as good and proper. They weren’t going to challenge black athletes. Trump didn’t care he launched into his screed and the media went ballistic. Trump was racist for attacking black atheletes. The first weekend they and the NFL declared victory. A show of unity was evidently enough to stick it to big racist Trump. Then the backlash picked up steam and before long the NFL was crying Uncle.

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  33. donut says:
    @Charlesz Martel
    As murderers in this country are majority black, and most get caught, this will ultimately remove dangerous people from the streets. And as most of their victims are black as well, that also removes some more blacks from the general population.

    It's about the only bright spot in the entire ungodly mess.

    We're at the point where the only good thing the media does is provide us with gallows humour.


    The Pareto Principle is derived from Vilfredo Pareto’s observation that only a “vital few” of the peapods in his garden produced the majority of peas.

    The Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity)[1] states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.[2] Management consultant Joseph M. Juran suggested the principle and named it after Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, who noted the 80/20 connection while at the University of Lausanne in 1896, as published in his first paper, “Cours d’économie politique”. Essentially, Pareto showed that approximately 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population; Pareto developed the principle by observing that about 20% of the peapods in his garden contained 80% of the peas.[3]

    It is a common principle in business management; e.g., “80% of sales come from 20% of clients.”[citation needed] Many business executives have cited the 80/20 rule as a tool to maximize business efficiency. Richard Koch has authored a book, The 80/20 principle, demonstrating the practical application of the Pareto principle to business management and life.[citation needed]

    Mathematically, the 80/20 rule is roughly followed by a power law distribution (also known as a Pareto distribution) for a particular set of parameters, and many natural phenomena have been shown empirically to exhibit such a distribution.[4]

    You can lock them up , gas them , electrocute them , hang them , draw and quarter them that 20% will always be there . I just wish they were white .

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  34. anarchyst says:

    The mainstream media has always been dishonest. From the “yellow journalism” of the late 1800s and early 1900s to today’s “fake news, journalism has shown its true (communist) roots.
    From the lies about the Spanish-American war to the New York Times’ walter duranty hiding the truth about and denying the artificially engineered and forced communist “famine” in the Ukraine, to the lies about the 1968 Viet Nam communist Tet offensive (a military victory for the South Vietnamese and American troops) reported by walter cronkite as a military defeat, cronkite and his ilk were successful in prolonging the Viet Nam war for years, giving “aid and comfort” to the enemy, who bragged about being supported by the U S media.
    Look at NBCs doctoring of GMC truck gas tanks, rigging them to explode, and the deliberate mischaracterization of George Zimmerman’s conversation withe the 911 dispatcher, deleting a key phrase, as well as showing Trayvon Martin as a 12-year-old rather than his more recent “thug” facebook picture.
    The media has become a “fifth column” of the government and is not to be trusted.
    To our advantage, we now have the internet, which gives the ability for ordinary citizens to be real “journalists”, quite often getting and reporting the story TRUTHFULLY before the mainstream media.
    In fact, there are calls by “mainstream media” to “license” journalists, in an attempt to keep these “citizen journalists” out…twenty years ago, any journalist suggesting such a scheme would have been thrown out, but nowadays…

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    Spot on.

    Lets not forget how the MSM convinced the American people NAFTA was good for them and even censored opponents of it. Or the last two Iraq wars that were primarily generated by the MSM at the behest of the political class and the military. Both were monumental efforts of propaganda on a 7x24 basis to convince the American people that Saddam was evil incarnate even though he was our man up until we encouraged him to invade Kuwait and in the second war, our politicians and military leaders convinced the American people that Saddam was responsible for 9/11.

    Both are master class studies in propaganda.

    Closer to home there was Waco and just recently the Paddock mass shooting in Las Vegas which promptly vanished from public discourse and news investigation for reasons unknown.

    As Pat Caddell has pointed out the MSM is a part of the establishment and gate keeper that keeps the little man in line, keeps political undesirables from office and the proles in the dark for the ruling elites. We saw that in action with the MSM heavy handed attempts to destroy Trump during the campaign by any and all means. And again with Roy Moore.
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  35. I have to wonder though, is there any hope for ever having an honest media?

    Quite simply, no.

    The people who are capable of honesty and objectivity are the same individualistic people who are not cohesive enough to take and maintain control of the most valuable figurative territory in our societies. We have to use our creative technological prowess to carve out an existence in the margins.

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    We have to use our creative technological prowess to carve out an existence in the margins.
     
    Not possible. We're doomed.
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  36. ia says:
    @Art Deco
    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    Aren’t you the guy who said Baltimore blacks were really nice just before they started destroying it? And you were there too! I said you were impertinent and you flew into a rage. You kept out of sight for a while but now you’re doing the same with white end-of-life scenarios.

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    Art Deco is the guy who vehemently asserted that Ferguson was just a normal bed-room community.

    He's a pompous, prating ass-hat.

    , @Art Deco
    Aren’t you the guy who said Baltimore blacks were really nice just before they started destroying it?

    No. Most people who live there are fairly unremarkable wage-earners. You have a lumpenproletarian population that has long been inadequately policed and sequestered. It's worse now than it was 3 years ago because the police are demoralized.


    And you were there too!

    I did live there. The place has many assets inadequately husbanded, and many problems never addressed.



    I said you were impertinent and you flew into a rage.

    No, I don't do rage. I occasionally provoke it. There are some damaged people who comment here.



    You kept out of sight for a while but now you’re doing the same with white end-of-life scenarios.

    Nope. Don't remember you at all. I come and go at intervals.
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  37. @gp
    "The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump." This.

    When the Dems put Michael Brown's mom on stage at their convention, there was no way I was going to vote D. Hillary blabbering about our huge problems with "inherent bias" and privilege and all that other mind-poisoning arglebargle. Bernie backing down to those two obnoxious BLM loudmouths who stole his podium.

    Newscasters on air putting their hands up in solidarity with the HandsUpDontShoot Big Lie. The news network that edited the 911 tape of Zimmerman to make it sound like he said "He looks black."

    That's how Trump got elected. This administration is the last chance for normal people to save America. Alas, we will fail. The forces arrayed against us are too powerful and numerous.

    “The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump.” This.

    I knew my wife’s wavering was over when those five cops were killed in Dallas.

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    I said at the time that by fomenting and broadcasting all these riots the corporate media and the Democrats were giving Trump better campaign commercials than he could possibly have paid for.


    http://www.unz.com/isteve/clinton-sent-mothers-of-the-movement-to-campaign-against-police-in-charlotte-hours-before-riots-broke-out/?highlight=tv#comment-1582891
    , @TTSSYF
    When the five cops were shot, I told myself, Trump's going to win. The only thing that surprised me is that it wasn't by a bigger margin. But then again, I have to remind myself that I shouldn't be surprised, given the country's demographics (the native-born having been indoctrinated by Leftist public education for the past 40+ years, compounded by massive immigration of congenital Leftists from around the globe).
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  38. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Patriot
    The Media never misses a chance to push the Narrative.

    I was recently listening to NPR (National Propanganda Raidio), when the intro to a story about ancestoral genetic testing came on. I thought: "Oh, this will be interesting; I can learn something about science, or past human migration or evolution."

    Instead, the story was about a Black who was outraged because, supposedly, some distant White relative "did not return her emails." The NPR newscaster impled that the White was racist.

    OK, here is what's wrong with this story:


    First, it probably didn't happen, but was made up -- is there any proof it happened? Secondly, even if the Black woman sent an email out to the supposed White relative, that does not prove racism. Maybe wrong email contact, or the person was too busy. I get such emails all the time, through 23&ME, and I haven't answered a single one, because I'm too busy.

    But here is the real evil: NPR could have run a story that actually brought people together. For examp,e, it would have been easy to find a White person who was interested or even pleased that they had some Minority blood. A great many Whites have some Indian, African, or Asian ancestory. NPR could have gushed about how gene testing shows that "we're all related", but instead ran a divisive story. They did it on purpose to anger Minorities and shame Whites.

    The cynical, evil, lying Media agatates and divides us on purpose.

    A couple days ago I was listening to NPR and I had a similar experience. They had a story about the problems with ok google’s voice recognition. The example they used was “play despacito” which it didn’t recognize reliably.

    They could have made it an informative story about how machine learning and voice recognition and all the rest of the math that goes into their stupid millenial techno-baubles is hard, so hard that even popular requests don’t get recognized all the time. But no, the reportrix got all butt hurt because it was Spanish and boy those guys in Mountain View sure hate the Mexicans, amirite?

    Luckily, they did an interview with an AI prof who laughed at her for suggesting that.

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    Some White people must have an unlimited appetite for hearing someone acting as an advocate for some vibrant Other. I got the same stuff back when I still turned on the radio here. A little bit of that is fine but when it's story after story, day after day, I'm left wondering where I can hear about what's going on with White people like me. I guess we'll need a few more years of torchlight parades for them to wonder if they should take time to see if the White folks need some advocacy and attention too?
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  39. Luckily, they did an interview with an AI prof who laughed at her for suggesting that.

    Why would they need a professor? Anyone could tell you that mixing English and Spanish is going to confuse the hell out of the machine. And why would the popularity of the request be relevant? Whatever this “despacito” thing is, it’s something most Americans have never heard of and something even fewer would have been aware of when the machines were programmed.

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  40. @Art Deco
    News flash! The media are malevolent.

    Ferguson was a biracial township with a large population of black homeowners whose economic interests were damaged by all the undocumented shopping going on. Ever see even the briefest interview with any of them? Oh, and did you catch it when one outlet published Darren Wilson's home address? Does the National Enquirer pull stunts like that?

    News flash! The media are malevolent.

    With anything touching on race, it’s always whites who are the victims of their malevolence. It’s weird, isn’t it. You’d almost think the people in charge have something against whites.

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  41. I have to wonder though, is there any hope for ever having an honest media? What’s it going to take, and what’s the strategy?

    We need to help starve the existing mass media and support any alternative media that does the job right. There will always need to be people working full-time gathering, distilling and analyzing the news on behalf of those of us busy doing other things but they don’t have to be people who embrace the corrupted culture of journalism.

    Journalists today think of themselves as a class or caste apart, the “fourth estate”. They need to be replaced by those who see themselves as news gatherers and analysts on behalf of a community to which they belong or on behalf of a group of clients to whom they owe a professional duty. The technical barriers of entry into journalism are practically non-existent now, so anyone can step in to challenge any media outlet that strays from fulfilling those criteria.

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  42. @Eagle Eye

    label the children of the Sixties as the Altamont Generation instead of the Woodstock Generation.
     
    Good observation. The leading lights were 95% Nietzschean nihilist thugs talking a good game while looking out for #1.

    Good observation. The leading lights were 95% Nietzschean nihilist thugs talking a good game while looking out for #1.

    You misspelled Jews.

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  43. @enemy of earth
    We are merely seeing the fruit of the seeds sown by the nihilism which began its attack on reason, epistemological integrity, culture, common decency, and morality in the Sixties. Methinks it would be more accurate to label the children of the Sixties as the Altamont Generation instead of the Woodstock Generation.

    A nihilist is someone who doesn’t care about anything, including racism. The biased MSM certainly cares all right, it just doesn’t care about reality.

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  44. @anon
    A couple days ago I was listening to NPR and I had a similar experience. They had a story about the problems with ok google's voice recognition. The example they used was "play despacito" which it didn't recognize reliably.

    They could have made it an informative story about how machine learning and voice recognition and all the rest of the math that goes into their stupid millenial techno-baubles is hard, so hard that even popular requests don't get recognized all the time. But no, the reportrix got all butt hurt because it was Spanish and boy those guys in Mountain View sure hate the Mexicans, amirite?

    Luckily, they did an interview with an AI prof who laughed at her for suggesting that.

    Some White people must have an unlimited appetite for hearing someone acting as an advocate for some vibrant Other. I got the same stuff back when I still turned on the radio here. A little bit of that is fine but when it’s story after story, day after day, I’m left wondering where I can hear about what’s going on with White people like me. I guess we’ll need a few more years of torchlight parades for them to wonder if they should take time to see if the White folks need some advocacy and attention too?

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    Some White people must have an unlimited appetite for hearing someone acting as an advocate for some vibrant Other.
     
    Because it's a religion. An insane, suicidal religion, but a religion nonetheless.

    I guess we’ll need a few more years of torchlight parades for them to wonder if they should take time to see if the White folks need some advocacy and attention too?
     
    Never going to happen, no matter how many "torchlight parades". In the New Progressive Religion, we "the White folks" are the devil, and advocacy for us perhaps the greatest sin.
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  45. That kind of Fred Friendly conference they used to hold on PBS died out in the early 90′s.

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  46. Fixing the media requires regulation which right wingers are too stupid and deluded to support. It’s just like fixing any other industry causing problems.

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    Nah, right wingers realise that regulating gets turned around and used on them while the Left goes on doing whatever the fuck it wants.

    Meanwhile cucks like you squeal about fairness when the Red Guard stuffs you in a boxcar for a one way trip to the gulag.
    , @Vinteuil
    "Fixing the media requires regulation which right wingers are too stupid and deluded to support."

    Oh, yeah - fix the problem by giving the permanent bureaucracy even more power to regulate the media than they already have - that's the ticket.
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  47. anonmn says:
    @Art Deco
    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    What a soulless response, even for you.

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  48. Shouting “Fire!” in a Crowded Medium

    It is said that audiences were frightened by the approaching train in this, one of the earliest motion pictures to be shown in a theater:

    Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (The Lumière Brothers, 1895)

    Apparently some people even moved to try to get away, because they thought they were going to get run over by the cheval de fer as it entered the station.

    Soon people everywhere adapted to the new medium and developed the ability to distinguish between film illusion and physical reality, even as they happily suspended disbelief enough to enjoy the stories depicted.

    Maybe we are at a point now when the public must learn to distinguish between journalistic bullshit and real life. As new media like blogs, webzines, and social media compete with newspaper formats and the television stage, it is becoming more and more obvious that the old, mainstream media are shows.

    MSM exist to entertain us so that we will pay attention to the ads. Those who control those old channels, however, operate them not to make money from advertising, but to shout “Fire” at us whenever they want us to panic about something.

    Fortunately now, we have some alternative theaters, such as the one in front of us. We don’t need to be afraid of whatever train they say is about to run over us.

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    At Six Flags theme parks they used to have a widescreen movie theater sponsored by GM called "The Chevy Show". This was not groundbreaking, it was a continuation of the old demo films made to promote widescreen film technology in the 50s and 60s. The film was of roller coasters, race cars, and aerobatic airplanes with cameras in strategic places showing the road, track, or whatever in widescreen detail so that when they would "drive off a cliff" or come down the long straight it felt like you were actually falling and people would occasionally get sick even though they were securely in their seat.

    They were doing this into the 80s as I recall.
    , @anonguy

    Soon people everywhere adapted to the new medium and developed the ability to distinguish between film illusion and physical reality, even as they happily suspended disbelief enough to enjoy the stories depicted.

    Maybe we are at a point now when the public must learn to distinguish between journalistic bullshit and real life. As new media like blogs, webzines, and social media compete with newspaper formats and the television stage, it is becoming more and more obvious that the old, mainstream media are shows.
     
    This is an interesting thought.
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  49. The Michael Brown affair occurred in August of 2014, two months before the mid-term election. How do you motivate inattentive voters to go to the polls? Find an incident to rile them up.

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  50. @Art Deco
    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months…. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there)

    Well, after your penitential suffering, you are doing pretty well for a dead guy. But for everyone else, diverse nursing does not engender Come By Yah feelings about end of life care. Rationalize if you will, but nobody wants to die the death of suffocation. Just because you are dead doesn’t mean we want to follow your path.

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  51. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Art Deco
    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    There’s a lot more to that story than them laughing. They ignored his distress calls for over an hour, and later lied about providing him treatment.

    And, while I suspect you’re right about their nursing qualifications, that doesn’t change the fact that actual EMTs are only a phone call away.

    Hell, I’m not a nurse of any kind, and I still know that.

    You’re right that the guy was in his nineties, so it’s not like he was going to last much longer anyway, but just callinh 911 would have taken essentially zero effort on their part.

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    We lost a family member to old age preceded by a few months in the rehab facility/rest home system. She was in two facilities owned by church organizations-one Lutheran and one an order of Catholic nuns and monks-and the staff was mostly Africans and heavily mestiza "Latinas".

    I spent considerable time observing them and came to the conclusion that most were good workers, competent to the extent of their licensure, not particularly smart, but they did their job responsibly and had a good attitude. The few American blacks were a mixed lot: some very good and some worthless and/or especially stupid, but the American whites were equally so. I was surprised at the number of young white girls with radical tattooing, piercing, and weirdly dyed and coiffed hair.

    In the chapel of one facility, they had an old Guilbrandsen organ that still worked. During the time we were waiting for our relative, I went in there and took it upon myself to see what it sounded like. I went in there and played one of the few things I could in a recognizable way. When I had finished, I found that three African blacks had come in and they clapped when I turned around. They all recognized the tune, which I thought was bizarre. Except in one other city, 200 miles away, it would have been long forgotten in the US.

    Here it is, played by someone else , better than I can, but on an even crummier Lowery organ:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdDt2jwrwmI


    Turns out in wherever in Africa they're from, it's still on the radio.
    , @Art Deco
    They ignored his distress calls for over an hour,

    Conceivably, or there were a half-dozen other calls they were responding to.
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  52. Wally says:

    The question remains:

    Who dominates / runs ‘the media’?

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    The same people that ran it last year, and last decade, and last millennia.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDwkYXrW0AEH6Nz.jpg
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  53. Svigor says:

    The cynical, evil, lying Media agatates and divides us on purpose.

    “The media and the left divide us.” This is what people say when they can’t bring themselves to admit that the media and the left are waging a propaganda war against whites.

    They also tend to prefer descriptions like “patriot.”

    Thank you for your post. The captioned commentary and most of the remarks here struck me as somewhat naïve. Divide and Conquer is hardly a novel strategy, but it’s very effective and the Owners of the Mass Media are never quite so happy as when the other tribes (whites and blacks for example) are at one another’s throats.

    Okay, patriots. What does Big Media do to set whites at blacks’ throats?

    Not gonna wait for your answer. You got nothing, we both know it.

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  54. Svigor says:

    Aren’t you the guy who said Baltimore blacks were really nice just before they started destroying it? And you were there too! I said you were impertinent and you flew into a rage. You kept out of sight for a while but now you’re doing the same with white end-of-life scenarios.

    Alt Deco may just be a masochist. In his case, I’m a sadist; I really enjoyed watching his defenestration in a recent thread.

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  55. Svigor says:

    Trying one Big Media drone for sedition and failing to secure a conviction might not have much of an effect. Trying a couple hundred such cases might have quite a chilling effect, though.

    The feds need to go after Big Media with antitrust laws and break these companies up into a thousand pieces.

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    Actually I want the NYT building to look like the US embassy during the Fall of Saigon.
    , @Kevin C.

    The feds need to go after Big Media with antitrust laws and break these companies up into a thousand pieces.
     
    In the context of those parts which can "go after" companies with antitrust laws and the like, "the Feds" are all lefties, and all on the same side as Big Media. So it can never happen.
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  56. @gp
    "The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump." This.

    When the Dems put Michael Brown's mom on stage at their convention, there was no way I was going to vote D. Hillary blabbering about our huge problems with "inherent bias" and privilege and all that other mind-poisoning arglebargle. Bernie backing down to those two obnoxious BLM loudmouths who stole his podium.

    Newscasters on air putting their hands up in solidarity with the HandsUpDontShoot Big Lie. The news network that edited the 911 tape of Zimmerman to make it sound like he said "He looks black."

    That's how Trump got elected. This administration is the last chance for normal people to save America. Alas, we will fail. The forces arrayed against us are too powerful and numerous.

    Alas, we will fail.

    Maybe you will. We will not. This is a death match, and you might join the Eeyore Brigade, and die before your time. But everyone else recognizes the sight of the gallows, and has adjusted accordingly.

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    I've "adjusted," if by that you mean become situationally aware and armed. If an Antifa or a BLM engages me, there's a marginally better chance of my prevailing since my "adjustment." And now I know to stay away from them in the first place. Still, they can show up when I'm asleep and firebomb my house. Only so much a person can do.

    But Western Civ and The Age of Reason and the American Dream appear to be doomed regardless of anything I or you do. In 20 years, there won't be anybody left who's even studied the canon, or knows ANY US History, or even understands logical reasoning.

    How can I fix the cesspit of American education when it is so entrenched, powerful and destructive, filled with lavishly compensated SJW airheads who know only the certainty of their own dogma?

    How could even an army of a million cleanse the pit of the lying and stupid vipers from the newsmedia?

    What could a force of 10 million do to stop the demographic change in store? Genocide and/or dictatorship?
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  57. anon says: • Disclaimer

    There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media about how they screwed up the Michael Brown story so badly.

    Why would they? They know why they screwed up. They screwed up because they believed a bunch of black guys in the ghetto who said that they saw a murder take place, with their own eyes. Or at least they pretended they believed that.

    So what are they going to say now? I mean, ideally, they’d say something like “The next time a bunch of young black men in the hood tell us a cop did something bad, we should consider the possibility that these young gentlemen might have some pre-existing animus towards the police.”. But they’re not going to do that.

    I guess it’s kind of like the whole “believe the woman” thing. If there’s even a possibility that she’s telling the truth, and you doubt her, then you’ll look like a monster if it turns out she’s telling the truth.

    But if you do believe her story, and it turns out she’s lying, well then, it’s not your fault that she lied. How were you supposed to know? You can just play it off like you’re just too trusting and naive, and so concerned about the plight of these vulnerable people. Then you’ll look like the good guy to most people.

    The reason the media lies about these things is that, from a simple cost/benefit analysis, there’s just no reason for them to be honest.

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    That is a nice way of saying that it's easier to go along with the dominant ideology.

    Which is true, but that's not how the msm us supposed to act AND not how it sees itself.

    It's actually pretty amazing that the msm has literally no idea that on many issues, it's just as bad as Pravda was back in the cold war.
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  58. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Shouting "Fire!" in a Crowded Medium

    It is said that audiences were frightened by the approaching train in this, one of the earliest motion pictures to be shown in a theater:

    Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (The Lumière Brothers, 1895)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dgLEDdFddk

    Apparently some people even moved to try to get away, because they thought they were going to get run over by the cheval de fer as it entered the station.

    Soon people everywhere adapted to the new medium and developed the ability to distinguish between film illusion and physical reality, even as they happily suspended disbelief enough to enjoy the stories depicted.

    Maybe we are at a point now when the public must learn to distinguish between journalistic bullshit and real life. As new media like blogs, webzines, and social media compete with newspaper formats and the television stage, it is becoming more and more obvious that the old, mainstream media are shows.

    MSM exist to entertain us so that we will pay attention to the ads. Those who control those old channels, however, operate them not to make money from advertising, but to shout "Fire" at us whenever they want us to panic about something.

    Fortunately now, we have some alternative theaters, such as the one in front of us. We don't need to be afraid of whatever train they say is about to run over us.

    At Six Flags theme parks they used to have a widescreen movie theater sponsored by GM called “The Chevy Show”. This was not groundbreaking, it was a continuation of the old demo films made to promote widescreen film technology in the 50s and 60s. The film was of roller coasters, race cars, and aerobatic airplanes with cameras in strategic places showing the road, track, or whatever in widescreen detail so that when they would “drive off a cliff” or come down the long straight it felt like you were actually falling and people would occasionally get sick even though they were securely in their seat.

    They were doing this into the 80s as I recall.

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    That reminds me of one of the features at old Disneyland:

    Eight or nine movie screens covered the walls 360° around in a circular room. A film was projected that was shot with eight or nine 35mm movie cameras simultaneously to form a complete panorama.

    Some scenes were filmed from underneath the belly of an airplane as it turned and banked.

    Audience members stood; there were no seats. There were rows of handrails across the entire theater, because people were at risk of leaning over and falling if they didn't have something to hold onto. When the filmed horizon tilted, so did you.

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  59. Vinay says:

    “There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media”

    Self-criticism happens not simply when you were wrong but being wrong led to a major fail for your side. Without a universally acknowledged fail, self-critical will simply reopen a contentious debate.

    Ferguson simply isn’t seen as a fail in the same sense as Duke Lacrosse or UVa or the Iraq war.

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  60. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    Emptying bed-pans?

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    No, visiting relatives.
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  61. Mr. Anon says:
    @ia
    Aren't you the guy who said Baltimore blacks were really nice just before they started destroying it? And you were there too! I said you were impertinent and you flew into a rage. You kept out of sight for a while but now you're doing the same with white end-of-life scenarios.

    Art Deco is the guy who vehemently asserted that Ferguson was just a normal bed-room community.

    He’s a pompous, prating ass-hat.

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  62. @gp
    "The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump." This.

    When the Dems put Michael Brown's mom on stage at their convention, there was no way I was going to vote D. Hillary blabbering about our huge problems with "inherent bias" and privilege and all that other mind-poisoning arglebargle. Bernie backing down to those two obnoxious BLM loudmouths who stole his podium.

    Newscasters on air putting their hands up in solidarity with the HandsUpDontShoot Big Lie. The news network that edited the 911 tape of Zimmerman to make it sound like he said "He looks black."

    That's how Trump got elected. This administration is the last chance for normal people to save America. Alas, we will fail. The forces arrayed against us are too powerful and numerous.

    I read the justice report for the first time a few months ago. Whatever he was smoking was not your grand daddy’s pot – the toxicology report on Michael revealed significant amounts of PCP.

    I can’t say that there was ever a moment when I considered voting for Hillary, but there may have been many middle class, middle-aged church-going African American parents for whom this ‘Mothers of the Revolution’ charade was a huge turn-off.

    How many of them would care to identify with a Michael Brown?

    Bernie backing down to those two obnoxious BLM loudmouths who stole his podium.

    Had this happened at a Trump or Hillary event, the two protestorx would have been escorted out by security guards, but Bernie didn’t have any. This was at the dawn of his campaign and he didn’t even have paid staffers, let alone security guards.

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  63. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @anon
    There's a lot more to that story than them laughing. They ignored his distress calls for over an hour, and later lied about providing him treatment.

    And, while I suspect you're right about their nursing qualifications, that doesn't change the fact that actual EMTs are only a phone call away.

    Hell, I'm not a nurse of any kind, and I still know that.

    You're right that the guy was in his nineties, so it's not like he was going to last much longer anyway, but just callinh 911 would have taken essentially zero effort on their part.

    We lost a family member to old age preceded by a few months in the rehab facility/rest home system. She was in two facilities owned by church organizations-one Lutheran and one an order of Catholic nuns and monks-and the staff was mostly Africans and heavily mestiza “Latinas”.

    I spent considerable time observing them and came to the conclusion that most were good workers, competent to the extent of their licensure, not particularly smart, but they did their job responsibly and had a good attitude. The few American blacks were a mixed lot: some very good and some worthless and/or especially stupid, but the American whites were equally so. I was surprised at the number of young white girls with radical tattooing, piercing, and weirdly dyed and coiffed hair.

    In the chapel of one facility, they had an old Guilbrandsen organ that still worked. During the time we were waiting for our relative, I went in there and took it upon myself to see what it sounded like. I went in there and played one of the few things I could in a recognizable way. When I had finished, I found that three African blacks had come in and they clapped when I turned around. They all recognized the tune, which I thought was bizarre. Except in one other city, 200 miles away, it would have been long forgotten in the US.

    Here it is, played by someone else , better than I can, but on an even crummier Lowery organ:

    Turns out in wherever in Africa they’re from, it’s still on the radio.

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    I recognize that tune as the Budweiser theme. Had no idea it was a real musical piece
    , @ben tillman

    They all recognized the tune, which I thought was bizarre. Except in one other city, 200 miles away, it would have been long forgotten in the US.
     
    I can assure you it's not forgotten in the US.
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  64. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    News flash! The media are malevolent.

    Ferguson was a biracial township with a large population of black homeowners whose economic interests were damaged by all the undocumented shopping going on. Ever see even the briefest interview with any of them? Oh, and did you catch it when one outlet published Darren Wilson's home address? Does the National Enquirer pull stunts like that?

    News flash! The media are malevolent.

    In another, recent thread, you were claiming that the media has no influence, and implied they had no particular agenda.

    So which is it, you pretentious twit?

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    In another, recent thread, you were claiming that the media has no influence, and implied they had no particular agenda. So which is it, you pretentious twit?

    I cannot help you with either your reading comprehension issues or your general run of emotional problems.
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  65. PapayaSF says:

    It was the blog The Conservative Treehouse that did award-quality work on this case, far outdoing the MSM. They even identified the local black activist who quickly arrived at the scene and fabricated the “Hands up, don’t shoot!” phrase/narrative.

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  66. @Guy de Champlagne
    Fixing the media requires regulation which right wingers are too stupid and deluded to support. It's just like fixing any other industry causing problems.

    Nah, right wingers realise that regulating gets turned around and used on them while the Left goes on doing whatever the fuck it wants.

    Meanwhile cucks like you squeal about fairness when the Red Guard stuffs you in a boxcar for a one way trip to the gulag.

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  67. Hubbub says:

    There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media about how they screwed up the Michael Brown story so badly.

    Which of these incidents did the media not screw up in reporting, thus creating needless social unrest: Martin, Brown, Garner, Gray…

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  68. bartolo1 says:
    @anon
    http://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/hidden-camera-tells-true-story-of-how-veteran-died-after-calling-for-help-gasping-for-air/85-490859558


    A taste of the future . Diverse nurses laughing while a decorated WW2 veteran passes away , then lie about it . They didn't realize they were on hidden camera.

    Looks like sequel material for “Get Out”. White patients ushered into the smiling, benevolent arms of superficially loving black caregivers.

    Get Out II The Second Turning.

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  69. @Svigor
    Trying one Big Media drone for sedition and failing to secure a conviction might not have much of an effect. Trying a couple hundred such cases might have quite a chilling effect, though.

    The feds need to go after Big Media with antitrust laws and break these companies up into a thousand pieces.

    Actually I want the NYT building to look like the US embassy during the Fall of Saigon.

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  70. Rod1963 says:
    @anarchyst
    The mainstream media has always been dishonest. From the "yellow journalism" of the late 1800s and early 1900s to today's "fake news, journalism has shown its true (communist) roots.
    From the lies about the Spanish-American war to the New York Times' walter duranty hiding the truth about and denying the artificially engineered and forced communist "famine" in the Ukraine, to the lies about the 1968 Viet Nam communist Tet offensive (a military victory for the South Vietnamese and American troops) reported by walter cronkite as a military defeat, cronkite and his ilk were successful in prolonging the Viet Nam war for years, giving "aid and comfort" to the enemy, who bragged about being supported by the U S media.
    Look at NBCs doctoring of GMC truck gas tanks, rigging them to explode, and the deliberate mischaracterization of George Zimmerman's conversation withe the 911 dispatcher, deleting a key phrase, as well as showing Trayvon Martin as a 12-year-old rather than his more recent "thug" facebook picture.
    The media has become a "fifth column" of the government and is not to be trusted.
    To our advantage, we now have the internet, which gives the ability for ordinary citizens to be real "journalists", quite often getting and reporting the story TRUTHFULLY before the mainstream media.
    In fact, there are calls by "mainstream media" to "license" journalists, in an attempt to keep these "citizen journalists" out...twenty years ago, any journalist suggesting such a scheme would have been thrown out, but nowadays...

    Spot on.

    Lets not forget how the MSM convinced the American people NAFTA was good for them and even censored opponents of it. Or the last two Iraq wars that were primarily generated by the MSM at the behest of the political class and the military. Both were monumental efforts of propaganda on a 7×24 basis to convince the American people that Saddam was evil incarnate even though he was our man up until we encouraged him to invade Kuwait and in the second war, our politicians and military leaders convinced the American people that Saddam was responsible for 9/11.

    Both are master class studies in propaganda.

    Closer to home there was Waco and just recently the Paddock mass shooting in Las Vegas which promptly vanished from public discourse and news investigation for reasons unknown.

    As Pat Caddell has pointed out the MSM is a part of the establishment and gate keeper that keeps the little man in line, keeps political undesirables from office and the proles in the dark for the ruling elites. We saw that in action with the MSM heavy handed attempts to destroy Trump during the campaign by any and all means. And again with Roy Moore.

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  71. @ben tillman

    “The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump.” This.
     
    I knew my wife's wavering was over when those five cops were killed in Dallas.

    I said at the time that by fomenting and broadcasting all these riots the corporate media and the Democrats were giving Trump better campaign commercials than he could possibly have paid for.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/clinton-sent-mothers-of-the-movement-to-campaign-against-police-in-charlotte-hours-before-riots-broke-out/?highlight=tv#comment-1582891

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  72. @Anonymous
    At Six Flags theme parks they used to have a widescreen movie theater sponsored by GM called "The Chevy Show". This was not groundbreaking, it was a continuation of the old demo films made to promote widescreen film technology in the 50s and 60s. The film was of roller coasters, race cars, and aerobatic airplanes with cameras in strategic places showing the road, track, or whatever in widescreen detail so that when they would "drive off a cliff" or come down the long straight it felt like you were actually falling and people would occasionally get sick even though they were securely in their seat.

    They were doing this into the 80s as I recall.

    That reminds me of one of the features at old Disneyland:

    Eight or nine movie screens covered the walls 360° around in a circular room. A film was projected that was shot with eight or nine 35mm movie cameras simultaneously to form a complete panorama.

    Some scenes were filmed from underneath the belly of an airplane as it turned and banked.

    Audience members stood; there were no seats. There were rows of handrails across the entire theater, because people were at risk of leaning over and falling if they didn’t have something to hold onto. When the filmed horizon tilted, so did you.

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    Yeah, I went to that Disneyland attraction about 25 times over the years. I think AT&T sponsored it? It was free or a cheap ticket.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle-Vision_360%C2%B0

    As a child, I had strong opinions on what were the best attractions for each value ticket A through E.
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  73. Hibernian says:
    @Art Deco
    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    “Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. ”

    Yea, that’s after the patient is dead.

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  74. eah says:

    There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media about how they screwed up the Michael Brown story so badly.

    Remember George Zimmerman, the ‘white Hispanic’? — how NBC edited the tape? — and all the rest, including Obama’s remark, culminating in his malicious prosecution for murder?

    You seem to think Ferguson was some kind of mistake — an honest mistake — but it wasn’t — the media is pushing an agenda — an explicitly anti-white agenda which they see as morally justified by ‘institutional racism’, ‘white privilege’, etc etc — there was no “self-criticism” because they are not sorry — why is all of that not obvious to you? — by now.

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    CNN Panel Mimics Discredited ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,’ Exalt: ‘Our Hearts Are...With Them’

    Today’s “Mainstream Media Scream” for the WashingtonExaminer.com spotlighted a low moment Saturday afternoon on CNN when the panel of analysts put up their hands to mimic the long-ago discredited “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting...Leading into an ad break just before 4 PM EST on December 13, CNN political analyst Sally Kohn noted the anti-police protests occurring in New York City and Washington, DC and proclaimed: “We want you to know that our hearts are out there marching with them.”

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/sites/default/files/images/CNN%20Newsroom-HandsUpDontShoot-Dec13-b.jpg
    , @TTSSYF
    Many years ago, I was living in a neighborhood where air traffic was temporarily being diverted over it. Every few minutes or so, the noise would be loud enough to make you pause from talking if sitting out on the pool deck. A local television reporter knocked on our door one day and wanted to interview me about it. She kept pressing me as to whether it was annoying, and I kept saying it didn't bother me, it was temporary, etc. After being asked about it several times, I finally said, "Well, it is kind of irritating when you're having a conversation outside." She instantly became all animated and excited and said, "Wait! Wait right here! I want to get the film crew!" I told her no, but she kept trying for several more minutes to convince me to go on video saying it. Bottom line -- she had an agenda, and wasn't going to go away until she heard what she had come to hear.
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  75. Kevin C. says:

    I have to wonder though, is there any hope for ever having an honest media? What’s it going to take, and what’s the strategy? I appreciate that there are commentators like Steve who point out the lies, but nothing ever seems to change.

    No, there is no hope, and nothing ever seems to change because it cannot be changed. There is no strategy, because the war is already lost. It’s over; we’re doomed.

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  76. eah says:
    @eah
    There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media about how they screwed up the Michael Brown story so badly.

    Remember George Zimmerman, the 'white Hispanic'? -- how NBC edited the tape? -- and all the rest, including Obama's remark, culminating in his malicious prosecution for murder?

    You seem to think Ferguson was some kind of mistake -- an honest mistake -- but it wasn't -- the media is pushing an agenda -- an explicitly anti-white agenda which they see as morally justified by 'institutional racism', 'white privilege', etc etc -- there was no "self-criticism" because they are not sorry -- why is all of that not obvious to you? -- by now.

    CNN Panel Mimics Discredited ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,’ Exalt: ‘Our Hearts Are…With Them’

    Today’s “Mainstream Media Scream” for the WashingtonExaminer.com spotlighted a low moment Saturday afternoon on CNN when the panel of analysts put up their hands to mimic the long-ago discredited “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting…Leading into an ad break just before 4 PM EST on December 13, CNN political analyst Sally Kohn noted the anti-police protests occurring in New York City and Washington, DC and proclaimed: “We want you to know that our hearts are out there marching with them.”

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    And to shoehorn the JQ in here -- a reminder of who controls the media, and how they feel about Whites -- 'The Age of Trump' means Whites waking up, finally recognizing the aforementioned agenda, and voting in their own interest -- 'the Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you'.

    https://twitter.com/westland_will/status/932108263063109633
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  77. Kevin C. says:
    @Anon
    I've thought about this quite a bit. Given how 'our side' has essentially no representation in the formal media, I think this is an area were we could push for MORE litigation, instead of less as we usually do. When you have 0% of the market cap, rolling a hand grenade into the whole works becomes a more attractive option.

    If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now. Libel laws in the USA are notoriously lax-- it is almost impossible to get any kind of decision favoring the plaintiff in a libel case. Allowing any misrepresentation or outright falsehoods not speedily retracted (with at least as many column inches or primetime minutes devoted to the retraction as the original story, and further up in the paper or earlier in the broadcast) to be grounds for a lawsuit would force some integrity back into this business. Imagine is every business owner who lost money due to the riots in Ferguson could sue the major networks in a class action case. That's a bad day if you're CNN or MSNBC.

    I’ve thought about this quite a bit. Given how ‘our side’ has essentially no representation in the formal media, I think this is an area were we could push for MORE litigation, instead of less as we usually do.

    Push how? With the power we don’t have? And litigation would be useless as well, as “‘our side’ has essentially no representation” in the courts either.

    If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now.

    No we couldn’t, because the lefty courts will side with the networks every time. Under your proposal, Fox will be sued into oblivion, but CNN, MSNBC, etc. will skate every time. Because all the “fact checkers” like Politifact will be out there telling all and sundry that whatever egregious lie a lefty just uttered is actually the 100% truth. Any strengthening of libel laws will be used against Repubs and “deplorables” only, never the left. There is literally nothing we can do that they cannot overpower, override, or turn against us. They’re unstoppable, and we are doomed. There is no hope, there is no hope, there is no hope.

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    Are you a paid plant?

    If not, you should be.
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  78. Kevin C. says:
    @Cagey Beast
    I'm glad you highlighted this comment by make a blog post out of it. The "mainstream" media, the legacy mass media is irredeemably broken and has to be dismantled as quickly as possible and by whatever legal means are available.

    The “mainstream” media, the legacy mass media is irredeemably broken and has to be dismantled as quickly as possible and by whatever legal means are available.

    Can’t be done. Not only are there no legal means available, there are no illegal means either. They are invincible. All is lost. There is no hope, there is no hope, there is no hope, there is no hope.

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    Good grief. Gky already then. How do you live life without a spine?
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  79. Kevin C. says:
    @gp
    "The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump." This.

    When the Dems put Michael Brown's mom on stage at their convention, there was no way I was going to vote D. Hillary blabbering about our huge problems with "inherent bias" and privilege and all that other mind-poisoning arglebargle. Bernie backing down to those two obnoxious BLM loudmouths who stole his podium.

    Newscasters on air putting their hands up in solidarity with the HandsUpDontShoot Big Lie. The news network that edited the 911 tape of Zimmerman to make it sound like he said "He looks black."

    That's how Trump got elected. This administration is the last chance for normal people to save America. Alas, we will fail. The forces arrayed against us are too powerful and numerous.

    Alas, we will fail. The forces arrayed against us are too powerful and numerous.

    A thousand times this. All is lost.

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  80. Kevin C. says:
    @Perspective

    That story went on for months and made me feel like the little kid in the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes, even around my own family and peers. When everybody gets their news from mainstream sources, everybody believes these narratives, and they think I’m the one that’s crazy.
     
    I think this is what worries me the most, the naivety of the masses. Most people have short attention spans, they hear the sound bite "a white police officer shoots and kills a young unarmed black man" over and over again, and believe that to be the end of the story. Most people are lazy, and want someone else to do the thinking for them, I'm sure the msm is aware of this and disseminate these divisive memes. I really hope there is some sort of recourse for this, I'm sure there are brilliant minds out there that can craft some sort of legal action against them. It could potentially set a precedent and framework to deal with future "fake news" stories.

    I really hope there is some sort of recourse for this

    There isn’t. All hope is false. There is naught but despair. All is lost.

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    There isn’t. All hope is false. There is naught but despair. All is lost.
     
    Dum spiro spero, and don't you forget it.
    , @Anonymous

    There isn’t. All hope is false. There is naught but despair. All is lost.
     
    It isn't over until we say it's over.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI


    As Bob Whitaker used to say, all politics is between two groups of whites.
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  81. Kevin C. says:
    @TheBoom
    Unfortunately, due to immigration the press narratives against whites are going to make life very dangerous for whites once a minority. Our replacements don't come from cultures valuing free speech or our cultural traditions. According to a recent California poll, the majority of all other races do not approve of freedom of speech for white supremacists (e.g., non self hating whites. Other races follow these mainstream narratives and see nothing in it for them to not go along.

    Unfortunately, due to immigration the press narratives against whites are going to make life very dangerous for whites once a minority.

    Exactly. Expect South African conditions for whites well before we reach South African percentages. And there’s nothing we can do to stop it. Our extinction is inevitable. All hope is false.

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  82. Kevin C. says:
    @Perspective
    What that man experienced at the hands of those witches is a harbinger of what's to come on a larger scale if things continue as they are. If demographic change continues to unfold as it is and the media continues to promote the narrative of irredeemable evil Whites, expect to be surrounded by those who are at best indifferent to your existence and downright hostile to it at its worst.

    What that man experienced at the hands of those witches is a harbinger of what’s to come on a larger scale if things continue as they are.

    And it’s guaranteed they will, because nothing can stop it.

    If demographic change continues to unfold as it is and the media continues to promote the narrative of irredeemable evil Whites

    There’s no “if” about it, these are already unstoppable certainties. We are utterly doomed, and nothing can be done to save us. There is no hope.

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  83. Kevin C. says:
    @ben tillman

    I have to wonder though, is there any hope for ever having an honest media?
     
    Quite simply, no.

    The people who are capable of honesty and objectivity are the same individualistic people who are not cohesive enough to take and maintain control of the most valuable figurative territory in our societies. We have to use our creative technological prowess to carve out an existence in the margins.

    We have to use our creative technological prowess to carve out an existence in the margins.

    Not possible. We’re doomed.

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  84. Kevin C. says:
    @Cagey Beast
    Some White people must have an unlimited appetite for hearing someone acting as an advocate for some vibrant Other. I got the same stuff back when I still turned on the radio here. A little bit of that is fine but when it's story after story, day after day, I'm left wondering where I can hear about what's going on with White people like me. I guess we'll need a few more years of torchlight parades for them to wonder if they should take time to see if the White folks need some advocacy and attention too?

    Some White people must have an unlimited appetite for hearing someone acting as an advocate for some vibrant Other.

    Because it’s a religion. An insane, suicidal religion, but a religion nonetheless.

    I guess we’ll need a few more years of torchlight parades for them to wonder if they should take time to see if the White folks need some advocacy and attention too?

    Never going to happen, no matter how many “torchlight parades”. In the New Progressive Religion, we “the White folks” are the devil, and advocacy for us perhaps the greatest sin.

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  85. eah says:
    @eah
    CNN Panel Mimics Discredited ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,’ Exalt: ‘Our Hearts Are...With Them’

    Today’s “Mainstream Media Scream” for the WashingtonExaminer.com spotlighted a low moment Saturday afternoon on CNN when the panel of analysts put up their hands to mimic the long-ago discredited “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” narrative out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting...Leading into an ad break just before 4 PM EST on December 13, CNN political analyst Sally Kohn noted the anti-police protests occurring in New York City and Washington, DC and proclaimed: “We want you to know that our hearts are out there marching with them.”

    http://www.truthrevolt.org/sites/default/files/images/CNN%20Newsroom-HandsUpDontShoot-Dec13-b.jpg

    And to shoehorn the JQ in here — a reminder of who controls the media, and how they feel about Whites — ‘The Age of Trump’ means Whites waking up, finally recognizing the aforementioned agenda, and voting in their own interest — ‘the Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you’.

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    ‘The Age of Trump’ means Whites waking up, finally recognizing the aforementioned agenda, and voting in their own interest
     
    None of which can or will accomplish anything.
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  86. Kevin C. says:
    @Svigor
    Trying one Big Media drone for sedition and failing to secure a conviction might not have much of an effect. Trying a couple hundred such cases might have quite a chilling effect, though.

    The feds need to go after Big Media with antitrust laws and break these companies up into a thousand pieces.

    The feds need to go after Big Media with antitrust laws and break these companies up into a thousand pieces.

    In the context of those parts which can “go after” companies with antitrust laws and the like, “the Feds” are all lefties, and all on the same side as Big Media. So it can never happen.

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    It is true that most Feds are lefties, but they all work for one Fed: the President. All he has to do is tell them whom to sue and how. If they don't like it, they can get new jobs and the President can get new Feds who will like it.

    It's not complicated. After all, how do you think the current Feds all got to be lefties in the the first place? The left meticulously rooted out the normies from the bureaucracy. There is no reason they can't be put back in. No reason, that is, unless we defeat ourselves by saying "can never happen".
    , @biz
    The Trump Administration just approved an FCC rule allowing further media consolidation.
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  87. @Buzz Mohawk
    That reminds me of one of the features at old Disneyland:

    Eight or nine movie screens covered the walls 360° around in a circular room. A film was projected that was shot with eight or nine 35mm movie cameras simultaneously to form a complete panorama.

    Some scenes were filmed from underneath the belly of an airplane as it turned and banked.

    Audience members stood; there were no seats. There were rows of handrails across the entire theater, because people were at risk of leaning over and falling if they didn't have something to hold onto. When the filmed horizon tilted, so did you.

    Yeah, I went to that Disneyland attraction about 25 times over the years. I think AT&T sponsored it? It was free or a cheap ticket.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle-Vision_360%C2%B0

    As a child, I had strong opinions on what were the best attractions for each value ticket A through E.

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  88. “There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media about how they screwed up the Michael Brown story so badly.”

    They didn’t screw up. Promoting certain lies is their job. Their only error was that some truth got out and a few deplorables know it.

    Like commenter eah, I am puzzled why anyone still assumes goodwill on the part of big media. They have an agenda, they have an assigned narrative, they are paid to promote it, and they compete to be the most effective at it. They are literally professional liars.

    How many times do you have have to get slapped in the face with egregious lies before you stop wondering, “Gee, how did they get the story wrong?” and start wondering, “Gee, why do I give credence to criminals who hate me, my ancestors and my offspring?”?

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    They are literally professional liars.
     
    Right. Does anyone seriously believe that if there were anything at all to this Russia/Trump collusion story that it would not have been leaked by now?
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  89. @Kevin C.

    The feds need to go after Big Media with antitrust laws and break these companies up into a thousand pieces.
     
    In the context of those parts which can "go after" companies with antitrust laws and the like, "the Feds" are all lefties, and all on the same side as Big Media. So it can never happen.

    It is true that most Feds are lefties, but they all work for one Fed: the President. All he has to do is tell them whom to sue and how. If they don’t like it, they can get new jobs and the President can get new Feds who will like it.

    It’s not complicated. After all, how do you think the current Feds all got to be lefties in the the first place? The left meticulously rooted out the normies from the bureaucracy. There is no reason they can’t be put back in. No reason, that is, unless we defeat ourselves by saying “can never happen”.

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    It is true that most Feds are lefties, but they all work for one Fed: the President.
     
    In theory perhaps, but we're seeing how that works — or more accurately, doesn't work — in practice. Look at the military tranny ban. The DoD most definitely is supposed to work for the President — the Commander-in-Chief — in theory, but when Trump ordered trannies out of the military, did the Pentagon start drawing up discharge papers? No, Mattis "commissioned a study"; they stalled and engaged in bureaucratic delaying tactics to buy time until a lefty judge could pronounce it illegal. You think any other (leftier, and less given to subordination than the military) Federal bureaucracy couldn't and wouldn't do the same or worse?

    All he has to do is tell them whom to sue and how.
     
    And then they delay, and obfuscate, and "lose" things in bureaucratic shuffles; or sue as ordered, and then do a bad job (but not so bad as to not have plausible deniability) and "tank" the case (and set precedent for all future such cases). There's plenty the "swamp" can do to passively defy or refuse to carry out the orders of a (nominal) superior they oppose without going into outright insubordination — and I woudn't put that past bureaucrats out to #Resist Trump. Read the archives of Foseti, who works in a >90% Fed bureaucracy, about how things actually work in practice.

    If they don’t like it, they can get new jobs
     
    Except that, save for maybe the very top-level guys, Trump can't actually fire the "swamp creatures". Because there's all the "civil service protections" put in place against the "spoils system" — i.e. politicians being able to fire hostile bureaucrats of the other party and replace them with loyalists — that it can take a presidential term to get someone out of a Fed job, like the EPA employee who spent all his time at work watching internet porn on his computer and kept his job for three more years while the laborious process of removing him ground on — and that's one where the courts didn't get involved. These guys have been given effectively permanent tenure, beyond the reach of any merely-elected politician — even POTUS — to remove.

    and the President can get new Feds
     
    who, in order to be "qualified for the job", and thus hired, must be products of the same education, the same system, as produced the current "swamp creatures", and who are thus all porto-swamp-creatures in waiting. See the musical chairs amongst the top positions, as Trump fires people and their replacements end up being just as disloyal, just as much beings of the Swamp… if not more so. There are no masses of Right-wing would-be-Fed-bureaucrats waiting to be hired to replace a "drained" Swamp.

    It’s not complicated. After all, how do you think the current Feds all got to be lefties in the the first place?
     
    Entryism, and control of Academia, Media, and the Courts. And entryism, as a go-to tactic of the Left, is also a tactic the Left is vigilant against, and generally structured to make ineffective. A tool can work for a job, but not for the opposite job. One cannot build a building with the wrecking ball one uses to knock a building down. And there are plenty of tactics which work well for the Left to use against the Right, but are in turn useless for the Right to fight the Left. We cannot beat them at their own game.
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  90. @Anon
    I've thought about this quite a bit. Given how 'our side' has essentially no representation in the formal media, I think this is an area were we could push for MORE litigation, instead of less as we usually do. When you have 0% of the market cap, rolling a hand grenade into the whole works becomes a more attractive option.

    If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now. Libel laws in the USA are notoriously lax-- it is almost impossible to get any kind of decision favoring the plaintiff in a libel case. Allowing any misrepresentation or outright falsehoods not speedily retracted (with at least as many column inches or primetime minutes devoted to the retraction as the original story, and further up in the paper or earlier in the broadcast) to be grounds for a lawsuit would force some integrity back into this business. Imagine is every business owner who lost money due to the riots in Ferguson could sue the major networks in a class action case. That's a bad day if you're CNN or MSNBC.

    “When you have 0% of the market [share], rolling a [figurative] hand grenade into the whole works becomes a more attractive option.”

    Agree.

    “If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now.”

    Disagree. Defamation actions are possible under current law, e.g., Thiel’s Gawker takedown, Eradmo etc. vs. Rolling Stone. Easy? No. Doable? Yes. Worthwhile? Definitely.

    And defamation actions are not the only option. Inciting a riot is a crime. Criminal conspiracy is a crime. The overtly racial aspects makes it civil rights violations and therefore federal. All it needs is a few prosecutors who want to do this. The path is open.

    Irrespective of the final outcome, even just the discovery in cases like this could be very embarrassing for the left. Like a little DNC email leak each time.

    It is perhaps not well understood by the public how little of the law that is written is actually executed. We assume that law on the books is automatically implemented. Not so. Not only is the implemented law a small subset of available law, but a zealous prosecutor makes the process the punishment such that where prosecutors choose it, implemented law actually exceeds written law. That’s why we get to elect executives as well as legislators. Well, we’ve got a lot of supposedly conservative execs now. Time to get them cracking. If they don’t want to, then we get better execs.

    And there are plenty of causes for private action. Death, injury, and property damage open a panoply of legal remedies. Enterprising lawyers can find them and exploit them. Legitimate plaintiffs can use them. They just need the habit of doing so. Getting the habit just takes the will to start now.

    A few salient cases will result in in everyone noticing the wind has shifted.

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    Can anyone say RICO?
    , @Kevin C.

    All it needs is a few prosecutors who want to do this.
     
    Which is why there will never, ever, ever be such prosecutors in office.

    Well, we’ve got a lot of supposedly conservative execs now. Time to get them cracking. If they don’t want to, then we get better execs.
     
    It's not that they don't want to, it's that they can't. Whatever their supposed powers are on paper, in the real world they don't actually have the power to do what you are asking them to do. And no, we can't get "better execs"; anyone we replace the current "execs" with will for sure be nothing but more of the same. It is impossible to get into office anyone who isn't more of the same.

    And there are plenty of causes for private action.
     
    Private action guaranteed to lose. And "enterprising lawyers" aren't going to take these cases, because they're smart enough to know they're guaranteed losers, because no lefty judge is going to find in favor of these plaintiffs, no matter how legitimate their cases.

    Legitimate plaintiffs can use them
     
    to waste time and money before they inevitably lose. Because we cannot win. There is no hope.
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  91. @Kevin C.

    I’ve thought about this quite a bit. Given how ‘our side’ has essentially no representation in the formal media, I think this is an area were we could push for MORE litigation, instead of less as we usually do.
     
    Push how? With the power we don't have? And litigation would be useless as well, as "‘our side’ has essentially no representation" in the courts either.

    If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now.
     
    No we couldn't, because the lefty courts will side with the networks every time. Under your proposal, Fox will be sued into oblivion, but CNN, MSNBC, etc. will skate every time. Because all the "fact checkers" like Politifact will be out there telling all and sundry that whatever egregious lie a lefty just uttered is actually the 100% truth. Any strengthening of libel laws will be used against Repubs and "deplorables" only, never the left. There is literally nothing we can do that they cannot overpower, override, or turn against us. They're unstoppable, and we are doomed. There is no hope, there is no hope, there is no hope.

    Are you a paid plant?

    If not, you should be.

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    Are you a paid plant?
     
    No (or else I wouldn't be so poor), just someone who sees absolutely no evidence that there's any hope whatsoever for us, and a lot of blindly optimistic people on my side chasing sheer fantasies based on little more than pure wishful thinking.
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  92. Joe Joe says:
    @Anonymous
    We lost a family member to old age preceded by a few months in the rehab facility/rest home system. She was in two facilities owned by church organizations-one Lutheran and one an order of Catholic nuns and monks-and the staff was mostly Africans and heavily mestiza "Latinas".

    I spent considerable time observing them and came to the conclusion that most were good workers, competent to the extent of their licensure, not particularly smart, but they did their job responsibly and had a good attitude. The few American blacks were a mixed lot: some very good and some worthless and/or especially stupid, but the American whites were equally so. I was surprised at the number of young white girls with radical tattooing, piercing, and weirdly dyed and coiffed hair.

    In the chapel of one facility, they had an old Guilbrandsen organ that still worked. During the time we were waiting for our relative, I went in there and took it upon myself to see what it sounded like. I went in there and played one of the few things I could in a recognizable way. When I had finished, I found that three African blacks had come in and they clapped when I turned around. They all recognized the tune, which I thought was bizarre. Except in one other city, 200 miles away, it would have been long forgotten in the US.

    Here it is, played by someone else , better than I can, but on an even crummier Lowery organ:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdDt2jwrwmI


    Turns out in wherever in Africa they're from, it's still on the radio.

    I recognize that tune as the Budweiser theme. Had no idea it was a real musical piece

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  93. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Almost Missouri

    "When you have 0% of the market [share], rolling a [figurative] hand grenade into the whole works becomes a more attractive option."
     
    Agree.

    "If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now."
     
    Disagree. Defamation actions are possible under current law, e.g., Thiel's Gawker takedown, Eradmo etc. vs. Rolling Stone. Easy? No. Doable? Yes. Worthwhile? Definitely.

    And defamation actions are not the only option. Inciting a riot is a crime. Criminal conspiracy is a crime. The overtly racial aspects makes it civil rights violations and therefore federal. All it needs is a few prosecutors who want to do this. The path is open.

    Irrespective of the final outcome, even just the discovery in cases like this could be very embarrassing for the left. Like a little DNC email leak each time.

    It is perhaps not well understood by the public how little of the law that is written is actually executed. We assume that law on the books is automatically implemented. Not so. Not only is the implemented law a small subset of available law, but a zealous prosecutor makes the process the punishment such that where prosecutors choose it, implemented law actually exceeds written law. That's why we get to elect executives as well as legislators. Well, we've got a lot of supposedly conservative execs now. Time to get them cracking. If they don't want to, then we get better execs.

    And there are plenty of causes for private action. Death, injury, and property damage open a panoply of legal remedies. Enterprising lawyers can find them and exploit them. Legitimate plaintiffs can use them. They just need the habit of doing so. Getting the habit just takes the will to start now.

    A few salient cases will result in in everyone noticing the wind has shifted.

    Thread Winner!!!!

    Can anyone say RICO?

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  94. theMann says:

    I doubt if any of us are old enough to Remember the Maine, but I certainly remember the media coverage of the Vietnam War. It was all lies, all the time, but from before Tet to after, the lies turned on a dime. Very educational for a person soon to enter their teens.

    In any case, I learned early that everything I see and hear on the “news” is, and always have been, a collection of false and perjured lies. What surprises and dismays is that, after all of: The Alar scares, McMartin pre-school scandals, Waco holocausts, Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, Barrage of anti-Nixon tirades, Clinton crime cover-ups, refusal to reveal the Race of crime perps, unless White, and so forth ad infinitum, ad noctum, most Americans still rely on the “news” for “information”. Just how invincibly deluded are all of you?

    Well, on to some useful facts:

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevinton/2016/06/01/these-15-billionaires-own-americas-news-media-companies/#54adc1f4660a

    Now of those media owners…..How many are baptized Christians, Served in the military, grew up rural or small town, ever voted for a non left-wing political candidate, lived in a majority non-White neighborhood, or volunteered in a soup kitchen? But they will go on and on about “diversity” which they will never experience first hand, and in which usage they mean the opposite of what the rest of us do.

    They are every one of them the vilest propagandists imaginable. False and perjured liars in all things, filth irredeemable,

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  95. Kevin C. says:
    @Almost Missouri
    It is true that most Feds are lefties, but they all work for one Fed: the President. All he has to do is tell them whom to sue and how. If they don't like it, they can get new jobs and the President can get new Feds who will like it.

    It's not complicated. After all, how do you think the current Feds all got to be lefties in the the first place? The left meticulously rooted out the normies from the bureaucracy. There is no reason they can't be put back in. No reason, that is, unless we defeat ourselves by saying "can never happen".

    It is true that most Feds are lefties, but they all work for one Fed: the President.

    In theory perhaps, but we’re seeing how that works — or more accurately, doesn’t work — in practice. Look at the military tranny ban. The DoD most definitely is supposed to work for the President — the Commander-in-Chief — in theory, but when Trump ordered trannies out of the military, did the Pentagon start drawing up discharge papers? No, Mattis “commissioned a study”; they stalled and engaged in bureaucratic delaying tactics to buy time until a lefty judge could pronounce it illegal. You think any other (leftier, and less given to subordination than the military) Federal bureaucracy couldn’t and wouldn’t do the same or worse?

    All he has to do is tell them whom to sue and how.

    And then they delay, and obfuscate, and “lose” things in bureaucratic shuffles; or sue as ordered, and then do a bad job (but not so bad as to not have plausible deniability) and “tank” the case (and set precedent for all future such cases). There’s plenty the “swamp” can do to passively defy or refuse to carry out the orders of a (nominal) superior they oppose without going into outright insubordination — and I woudn’t put that past bureaucrats out to #Resist Trump. Read the archives of Foseti, who works in a >90% Fed bureaucracy, about how things actually work in practice.

    If they don’t like it, they can get new jobs

    Except that, save for maybe the very top-level guys, Trump can’t actually fire the “swamp creatures”. Because there’s all the “civil service protections” put in place against the “spoils system” — i.e. politicians being able to fire hostile bureaucrats of the other party and replace them with loyalists — that it can take a presidential term to get someone out of a Fed job, like the EPA employee who spent all his time at work watching internet porn on his computer and kept his job for three more years while the laborious process of removing him ground on — and that’s one where the courts didn’t get involved. These guys have been given effectively permanent tenure, beyond the reach of any merely-elected politician — even POTUS — to remove.

    and the President can get new Feds

    who, in order to be “qualified for the job”, and thus hired, must be products of the same education, the same system, as produced the current “swamp creatures”, and who are thus all porto-swamp-creatures in waiting. See the musical chairs amongst the top positions, as Trump fires people and their replacements end up being just as disloyal, just as much beings of the Swamp… if not more so. There are no masses of Right-wing would-be-Fed-bureaucrats waiting to be hired to replace a “drained” Swamp.

    It’s not complicated. After all, how do you think the current Feds all got to be lefties in the the first place?

    Entryism, and control of Academia, Media, and the Courts. And entryism, as a go-to tactic of the Left, is also a tactic the Left is vigilant against, and generally structured to make ineffective. A tool can work for a job, but not for the opposite job. One cannot build a building with the wrecking ball one uses to knock a building down. And there are plenty of tactics which work well for the Left to use against the Right, but are in turn useless for the Right to fight the Left. We cannot beat them at their own game.

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    "One cannot build a building with the wrecking ball one uses to knock a building down. And there are plenty of tactics which work well for the Left to use against the Right, but are in turn useless for the Right to fight the Left. We cannot beat them at their own game."

    There was a Moldbug post, a few years ago, making this same point at heavenly length. And Curtis Yarvin's recent reappearance at the Shtetl-Optimized blog rubbed it in, brilliantly.

    https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=3167

    I mean, did "Boldmug" get it right, or what?

    No, we should not despair. But we need to think a little more seriously about what we're up against.
    , @Almost Missouri
    At least this defeatist comment has some actual substance.

    Yes, somewhere down the chain of command there are obstructionists. Does that mean you surrender to them, or does that mean find a way around/over/through them?

    Not every one has to be fired. Simply reassign unfireable obstructors to something harmless and bring in someone effective to do the real job, even if it means making parallel offices somewhere else. Big orgs do these end runs all the time.

    Escalation is good. If the system won't work properly, make it break. When it's broken, burn it down and make new. If things get kinetic, well, we all know who's better prepared for that.
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  96. Kevin C. says:
    @eah
    And to shoehorn the JQ in here -- a reminder of who controls the media, and how they feel about Whites -- 'The Age of Trump' means Whites waking up, finally recognizing the aforementioned agenda, and voting in their own interest -- 'the Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you'.

    https://twitter.com/westland_will/status/932108263063109633

    ‘The Age of Trump’ means Whites waking up, finally recognizing the aforementioned agenda, and voting in their own interest

    None of which can or will accomplish anything.

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    How pithy -- am I supposed to be impressed by the economy of words but breadth of wisdom in your über-cynical appraisal? -- "LOL" -- look: it 'accomplished' keeping HRC out of the White House, which is something -- a start; with guys like you, it will never be more than that I guess -- but there are plenty who took encouragement from it, and, considering what's at stake, won't give up as easily as you apparently have.
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  97. Kevin C. says:
    @Almost Missouri

    "When you have 0% of the market [share], rolling a [figurative] hand grenade into the whole works becomes a more attractive option."
     
    Agree.

    "If the laws for libel were significantly loosened, we could potentially make it too expensive for the networks to lie as rampantly as they do now."
     
    Disagree. Defamation actions are possible under current law, e.g., Thiel's Gawker takedown, Eradmo etc. vs. Rolling Stone. Easy? No. Doable? Yes. Worthwhile? Definitely.

    And defamation actions are not the only option. Inciting a riot is a crime. Criminal conspiracy is a crime. The overtly racial aspects makes it civil rights violations and therefore federal. All it needs is a few prosecutors who want to do this. The path is open.

    Irrespective of the final outcome, even just the discovery in cases like this could be very embarrassing for the left. Like a little DNC email leak each time.

    It is perhaps not well understood by the public how little of the law that is written is actually executed. We assume that law on the books is automatically implemented. Not so. Not only is the implemented law a small subset of available law, but a zealous prosecutor makes the process the punishment such that where prosecutors choose it, implemented law actually exceeds written law. That's why we get to elect executives as well as legislators. Well, we've got a lot of supposedly conservative execs now. Time to get them cracking. If they don't want to, then we get better execs.

    And there are plenty of causes for private action. Death, injury, and property damage open a panoply of legal remedies. Enterprising lawyers can find them and exploit them. Legitimate plaintiffs can use them. They just need the habit of doing so. Getting the habit just takes the will to start now.

    A few salient cases will result in in everyone noticing the wind has shifted.

    All it needs is a few prosecutors who want to do this.

    Which is why there will never, ever, ever be such prosecutors in office.

    Well, we’ve got a lot of supposedly conservative execs now. Time to get them cracking. If they don’t want to, then we get better execs.

    It’s not that they don’t want to, it’s that they can’t. Whatever their supposed powers are on paper, in the real world they don’t actually have the power to do what you are asking them to do. And no, we can’t get “better execs”; anyone we replace the current “execs” with will for sure be nothing but more of the same. It is impossible to get into office anyone who isn’t more of the same.

    And there are plenty of causes for private action.

    Private action guaranteed to lose. And “enterprising lawyers” aren’t going to take these cases, because they’re smart enough to know they’re guaranteed losers, because no lefty judge is going to find in favor of these plaintiffs, no matter how legitimate their cases.

    Legitimate plaintiffs can use them

    to waste time and money before they inevitably lose. Because we cannot win. There is no hope.

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  98. TTSSYF says:
    @ben tillman

    “The Michael Brown hoax was actually a major factor in me ultimately voting for Trump.” This.
     
    I knew my wife's wavering was over when those five cops were killed in Dallas.

    When the five cops were shot, I told myself, Trump’s going to win. The only thing that surprised me is that it wasn’t by a bigger margin. But then again, I have to remind myself that I shouldn’t be surprised, given the country’s demographics (the native-born having been indoctrinated by Leftist public education for the past 40+ years, compounded by massive immigration of congenital Leftists from around the globe).

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  99. Kevin C. says:
    @Almost Missouri
    Are you a paid plant?

    If not, you should be.

    Are you a paid plant?

    No (or else I wouldn’t be so poor), just someone who sees absolutely no evidence that there’s any hope whatsoever for us, and a lot of blindly optimistic people on my side chasing sheer fantasies based on little more than pure wishful thinking.

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    Consider this- are they still pulling down statues? Or did the Nazis with tiki torches stop them?
    , @BenKenobi
    Good work, Poster 2-C495.

    Do they keep you in a box when they don't use you? CELLS.

    How does it feel to hold the hand of your loved one? INTERLINKED.

    Why don't you repeat that three times for me?

    WITHIN CELLS INTERLINKED.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Well, since you're not making any money at it, you can at least save youreslf some time by making a macro or script that just comments, "We're doomed! Surrender now!! Etc.!"
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  100. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @candid_observer
    It is remarkable how little one hears about Black Lives Matter as an organization and movement in the age of Trump.

    It seems to have been reduced to a hashtag, a yard sign, and a bended knee.

    “how little one hears about Black Lives Matter in the age of Trump”

    BLM made a statement, I think in August 2016, in support of the Palestinians. Tactical error.

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    "Never go full Palestine, kid!"
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  101. TTSSYF says:
    @eah
    There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media about how they screwed up the Michael Brown story so badly.

    Remember George Zimmerman, the 'white Hispanic'? -- how NBC edited the tape? -- and all the rest, including Obama's remark, culminating in his malicious prosecution for murder?

    You seem to think Ferguson was some kind of mistake -- an honest mistake -- but it wasn't -- the media is pushing an agenda -- an explicitly anti-white agenda which they see as morally justified by 'institutional racism', 'white privilege', etc etc -- there was no "self-criticism" because they are not sorry -- why is all of that not obvious to you? -- by now.

    Many years ago, I was living in a neighborhood where air traffic was temporarily being diverted over it. Every few minutes or so, the noise would be loud enough to make you pause from talking if sitting out on the pool deck. A local television reporter knocked on our door one day and wanted to interview me about it. She kept pressing me as to whether it was annoying, and I kept saying it didn’t bother me, it was temporary, etc. After being asked about it several times, I finally said, “Well, it is kind of irritating when you’re having a conversation outside.” She instantly became all animated and excited and said, “Wait! Wait right here! I want to get the film crew!” I told her no, but she kept trying for several more minutes to convince me to go on video saying it. Bottom line — she had an agenda, and wasn’t going to go away until she heard what she had come to hear.

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    An interesting anecdote, albeit less important (and damaging) than the general agenda I posited -- Coloring the News -- more relevant than ever.
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  102. CK says:
    @Wally
    The question remains:

    Who dominates / runs 'the media'?

    The same people that ran it last year, and last decade, and last millennia.

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  103. I see mentioning helicopter Twitter and reporters needing more than a stern talking to on a niche blog gets you Komment Kontrolled.

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  104. biz says:
    @Kevin C.

    The feds need to go after Big Media with antitrust laws and break these companies up into a thousand pieces.
     
    In the context of those parts which can "go after" companies with antitrust laws and the like, "the Feds" are all lefties, and all on the same side as Big Media. So it can never happen.

    The Trump Administration just approved an FCC rule allowing further media consolidation.

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    See, another thing that makes my point.
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  105. SMK says: • Website
    @unit472
    The MSM 'bias' is there but there is another problem. As the rioting broke out in Ferguson the media went to cover it. If you are a white reporter sent to cover negroes rioting you are in trouble. I have never seen, e.g., CNN's Jake Tapper so terrified as when, surrounded by negro men, he tried to do an on the scene report from Ferguson. I remember Sean Hannity repeatedly asking Fox New's on scene reporter to ask a negro woman if its OK to chant 'pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon'! Yeah Sean, you stand in the street full of rioting negroes and engage them in debate! Of course the Fox News reporter never asked Hannity's question preferring to not get a beating rather than inquire about the merits of the riot.

    When negroes are in full chimp out mode and the police are not allowed to use deadly force to protect the public don't expect honest media coverage.

    The governing-classes and ruling-elites are evil and insane, or craven and ignorant. Concerning race, most perniciously, nearly all of them are liars and/or psychotics, or cowards and conformists. In respect to Ferguson, to give but one example, either they believed the “hand-up, don’t shoot” lie or “narrative” -that Michael Brown, a 6’4″, 300 lb. thug who tried to murder Darren Wilson was an innocent “child” who was murdered by Darren Wilson- or they were lying for political and ideological reasons, or out of fear of blacks and white left-liberals, the fear of being vilified as a “racist” for simply telling the truth and stating the facts and noting the obvious.

    But they control almost everything, They have nearly all of the power and influence, the influence and power to depict those of use who aren’t evil and insane in respect to race and other matters as evil and insane, the influence and power to censor, ostracize, vilify, and demonize those of use who tell the truth and state the facts and note the obvious, those of us who are honest and realistic, as liars and psychotics, “racists” and “white supremacists,” even “Nazis.’

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  106. @Anonymous
    We lost a family member to old age preceded by a few months in the rehab facility/rest home system. She was in two facilities owned by church organizations-one Lutheran and one an order of Catholic nuns and monks-and the staff was mostly Africans and heavily mestiza "Latinas".

    I spent considerable time observing them and came to the conclusion that most were good workers, competent to the extent of their licensure, not particularly smart, but they did their job responsibly and had a good attitude. The few American blacks were a mixed lot: some very good and some worthless and/or especially stupid, but the American whites were equally so. I was surprised at the number of young white girls with radical tattooing, piercing, and weirdly dyed and coiffed hair.

    In the chapel of one facility, they had an old Guilbrandsen organ that still worked. During the time we were waiting for our relative, I went in there and took it upon myself to see what it sounded like. I went in there and played one of the few things I could in a recognizable way. When I had finished, I found that three African blacks had come in and they clapped when I turned around. They all recognized the tune, which I thought was bizarre. Except in one other city, 200 miles away, it would have been long forgotten in the US.

    Here it is, played by someone else , better than I can, but on an even crummier Lowery organ:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdDt2jwrwmI


    Turns out in wherever in Africa they're from, it's still on the radio.

    They all recognized the tune, which I thought was bizarre. Except in one other city, 200 miles away, it would have been long forgotten in the US.

    I can assure you it’s not forgotten in the US.

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  107. jack ryan says: • Website

    “I have to wonder though, is there any hope for ever having an honest media? What’s it going to take, and what’s the strategy? I appreciate that there are commentators like Steve who point out the lies, but nothing ever seems to change.”

    I respond:

    I recommend getting the great electronic device “TV – B- Gone” – it zaps off TVs, all kinds of TVs. I went in to a Chicago Sports bar and zapped ~ 15 big screen TVs an hour before a big Chicago Black Hawks playoff hockey game. The bar owner was panicking, sending guys on the roof to see what was wrong with the satellite dish, but I confessed in time and he took it with good humor.

    Get TV B gone and zap off TVs in your relatives, neighbors homes when ever you see the fake news, lying press pushing some racial hate crime hoax like Ferguson MO, Trayvon Martin, University of Virginia fraternity rape hoax, Duke Lacrosse Team rape hoax, Tawana Brawley rape hoax or just day in day out CNN, MSNBC lying lugenpresse Sh***.

    Here’s a link to TV-B-Gone

    http://www.tvbgone.com

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  108. Art Deco says:
    @Mr. Anon

    My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).
     
    Emptying bed-pans?

    No, visiting relatives.

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  109. Art Deco says:
    @Jack Hanson
    They were laughing while he was dyspnic due to a busted ventilator, you fucking ghoul.

    Is there autism at fault for why you're so mechanical, or were you kept in a box until recently, Asper-O?

    They were laughing while he was dyspnic due to a busted ventilator, you fucking ghoul.

    It’s not terribly clear from the video what provoked the laughter.

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    Okay so we are going with "Beep boop I am Asper-O".
    , @Mr. Anon

    It’s not terribly clear from the video what provoked the laughter.
     
    Yeah, they might have been laughing over some other poor schmuck whom they let die.
    , @anonymous
    I notice the family of the vet settled for blood money. If not for the salacious labeling/captioning (probably by family’s lawyer), the unclear video (and unclear audio) showed possible incompetence but didn’t show sadism. There are lots on incompetent care-givers out there. I wonder if the shift was understaffed, usually something to look at in these situations.
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  110. Art Deco says:
    @anon
    There's a lot more to that story than them laughing. They ignored his distress calls for over an hour, and later lied about providing him treatment.

    And, while I suspect you're right about their nursing qualifications, that doesn't change the fact that actual EMTs are only a phone call away.

    Hell, I'm not a nurse of any kind, and I still know that.

    You're right that the guy was in his nineties, so it's not like he was going to last much longer anyway, but just callinh 911 would have taken essentially zero effort on their part.

    They ignored his distress calls for over an hour,

    Conceivably, or there were a half-dozen other calls they were responding to.

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    "They ignored his distress calls for over an hour,..."

    Conceivably, or there were a half-dozen other calls they were responding to.
     
    The nurse claimed that the patient was coding. Did anyone else code that night? Codes are usually a priority. How do you excuse the nurse outright lying about the events? She said she performed CPR. She didn't. She stood around and laughed with other staff members while she lamely tried to fix his oxygen supply during which the guy was asphyxiating.
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  111. Art Deco says:
    @Mr. Anon

    News flash! The media are malevolent.
     
    In another, recent thread, you were claiming that the media has no influence, and implied they had no particular agenda.

    So which is it, you pretentious twit?

    In another, recent thread, you were claiming that the media has no influence, and implied they had no particular agenda. So which is it, you pretentious twit?

    I cannot help you with either your reading comprehension issues or your general run of emotional problems.

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    You are the one who is excusing obvious negligence. You're the one who appears to be maladjusted, you creepy little twerp. By now, your odiousness has become obvious to most everyone here.
    , @Mr. Anon
    You are the one who is excusing obvious negligence. You’re the one who appears to be maladjusted, you creepy little twerp. By now, your odiousness has become obvious to most everyone here.
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  112. Art Deco says:
    @ia
    Aren't you the guy who said Baltimore blacks were really nice just before they started destroying it? And you were there too! I said you were impertinent and you flew into a rage. You kept out of sight for a while but now you're doing the same with white end-of-life scenarios.

    Aren’t you the guy who said Baltimore blacks were really nice just before they started destroying it?

    No. Most people who live there are fairly unremarkable wage-earners. You have a lumpenproletarian population that has long been inadequately policed and sequestered. It’s worse now than it was 3 years ago because the police are demoralized.

    And you were there too!

    I did live there. The place has many assets inadequately husbanded, and many problems never addressed.

    I said you were impertinent and you flew into a rage.

    No, I don’t do rage. I occasionally provoke it. There are some damaged people who comment here.

    You kept out of sight for a while but now you’re doing the same with white end-of-life scenarios.

    Nope. Don’t remember you at all. I come and go at intervals.

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    I come and go at intervals.
     
    Just go. And make it a long interval.

    You won't be missed.
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  113. SMK says: • Website
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    The MSM 'bias' is there but there is another problem. As the rioting broke out in Ferguson the media went to cover it. If you are a white reporter sent to cover negroes rioting you are in trouble. I have never seen, e.g., CNN's Jake Tapper so terrified as when, surrounded by negro men, he tried to do an on the scene report from Ferguson. I remember Sean Hannity repeatedly asking Fox New's on scene reporter to ask a negro woman if its OK to chant 'pigs in a blanket, fry em like bacon'! Yeah Sean, you stand in the street full of rioting negroes and engage them in debate! Of course the Fox News reporter never asked Hannity's question preferring to not get a beating rather than inquire about the merits of the riot.

    When negroes are in full chimp out mode and the police are not allowed to use deadly force to protect the public don't expect honest media coverage.

    If a Darren Wilson shoots and kills a Michael Brown under identical circumstances in post-Trump America -in 2050 or 2040 or even 2030- he’ll be convicted of murder and sentenced to life or at least 30-40 years in prison where he’ll be murdered by blacks unless he’s enslaved in “protective custody,” 23-hours a day in a toilet with bars. And such will be the fate of all white cops who shoot an d kill black criminals in self-defense.

    And European “hate-speech” laws will ultimately be enacted and imposed so whites who tell the truth about race will not simply be censored, reviled, aspersed, ostracized, fired from jobs, expelled from colleges and/or forced to endure “re-education” and “sensitivity training, etc., but also charged with felonies and sentenced to months in jail or years or even decades in prison. That’s the future, bearing a miracle that I only don’t foresee but can’t even imagine. Separation and secession is the only hope for whites, but how could that ever be realized?

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    Separation and secession won't work. Consider the Jews. There is over a thousand years of people complaining about how much the Jews suck, how they will screw you over if they have the chance and how they are fundamentally not like Christians. And yet people gave them power. This seems impossible to reconcile until you realize the former is the reason for the latter- the more Jews are horrible people, the more the elite is incentivized to give them power to screw you over. Of course since complaining about the King is treason, people focus on the Jews.

    Bloodly Shovel talks about 'biological leninism' which applies here. The problem with power is that you need loyal underlings who won't betray you and seize it for themselves; inevitably power falls to individuals who solve this problem. The traditional method was hereditary rule and military force which is self explanatory.

    We don't use those. The solution is one countless totalitarian governments have used in the past- have underlings who are less competent then you. The communists justified this as hiring workers and peasants who were unfairly discriminated against. The problem is that some peasants are actually competent and think they deserve their job and so there is still power struggles and purges. Our leaders have come up with a new solution- justify it on the grounds of 'history of oppression'. The grounds for oppression of course are 'denied power because they are insanely incompetent' with the elite punishing people for pointing out the latter.

    This insures the underlings are loyal and the system functions. The system being 'keep the people screwing everyone over in power'.

    We need a King, a Furher, a Comrade Chairmen- someone securely in power who doesn't have to appoint incompetents or make people believe nonsense in order to justify they power grab. The current situation will continue to get worse until we get one or society implodes. Probably the latter.
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  114. @Almost Missouri

    "There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media about how they screwed up the Michael Brown story so badly."
     
    They didn't screw up. Promoting certain lies is their job. Their only error was that some truth got out and a few deplorables know it.

    Like commenter eah, I am puzzled why anyone still assumes goodwill on the part of big media. They have an agenda, they have an assigned narrative, they are paid to promote it, and they compete to be the most effective at it. They are literally professional liars.

    How many times do you have have to get slapped in the face with egregious lies before you stop wondering, "Gee, how did they get the story wrong?" and start wondering, "Gee, why do I give credence to criminals who hate me, my ancestors and my offspring?"?

    They are literally professional liars.

    Right. Does anyone seriously believe that if there were anything at all to this Russia/Trump collusion story that it would not have been leaked by now?

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  115. eah says:
    @Kevin C.

    ‘The Age of Trump’ means Whites waking up, finally recognizing the aforementioned agenda, and voting in their own interest
     
    None of which can or will accomplish anything.

    How pithy — am I supposed to be impressed by the economy of words but breadth of wisdom in your über-cynical appraisal? — “LOL” — look: it ‘accomplished’ keeping HRC out of the White House, which is something — a start; with guys like you, it will never be more than that I guess — but there are plenty who took encouragement from it, and, considering what’s at stake, won’t give up as easily as you apparently have.

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  116. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @anon
    http://www.11alive.com/article/news/investigations/hidden-camera-tells-true-story-of-how-veteran-died-after-calling-for-help-gasping-for-air/85-490859558


    A taste of the future . Diverse nurses laughing while a decorated WW2 veteran passes away , then lie about it . They didn't realize they were on hidden camera.

    “Not a decorated WW2 veteran! Is nothing beneath these Others?”

    Why consume this race-baiting, flag-wrapped trash? The same pricks live off your clicks, too.

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  117. That’s part of how media bias works I realize, they actually do report the facts, they just create a misleading impression if you don’t read carefully and already have a degree of skepticism.

    Noam Chomsky maintains that, in your typical NYT article, roughly the first 10 paragraphs or so consists mostly of innuendo and speculation, and that most of the hard facts (basically admitting that none the aforementioned innuendo and speculation can actually be proven) will only be found in the last paragraph or two. He once joked that you’d be better informed if you read NYT articles backwards!

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  118. eah says:
    @TTSSYF
    Many years ago, I was living in a neighborhood where air traffic was temporarily being diverted over it. Every few minutes or so, the noise would be loud enough to make you pause from talking if sitting out on the pool deck. A local television reporter knocked on our door one day and wanted to interview me about it. She kept pressing me as to whether it was annoying, and I kept saying it didn't bother me, it was temporary, etc. After being asked about it several times, I finally said, "Well, it is kind of irritating when you're having a conversation outside." She instantly became all animated and excited and said, "Wait! Wait right here! I want to get the film crew!" I told her no, but she kept trying for several more minutes to convince me to go on video saying it. Bottom line -- she had an agenda, and wasn't going to go away until she heard what she had come to hear.

    An interesting anecdote, albeit less important (and damaging) than the general agenda I posited — Coloring the News — more relevant than ever.

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  119. eah says:

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  120. eah says:
    @eah
    https://twitter.com/SenatorDurbin/status/931296424095973376

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  121. Sabril says:
    @anon
    There should have been all sorts of self-criticism in the media about how they screwed up the Michael Brown story so badly.

    Why would they? They know why they screwed up. They screwed up because they believed a bunch of black guys in the ghetto who said that they saw a murder take place, with their own eyes. Or at least they pretended they believed that.

    So what are they going to say now? I mean, ideally, they'd say something like "The next time a bunch of young black men in the hood tell us a cop did something bad, we should consider the possibility that these young gentlemen might have some pre-existing animus towards the police.". But they're not going to do that.

    I guess it's kind of like the whole "believe the woman" thing. If there's even a possibility that she's telling the truth, and you doubt her, then you'll look like a monster if it turns out she's telling the truth.

    But if you do believe her story, and it turns out she's lying, well then, it's not your fault that she lied. How were you supposed to know? You can just play it off like you're just too trusting and naive, and so concerned about the plight of these vulnerable people. Then you'll look like the good guy to most people.

    The reason the media lies about these things is that, from a simple cost/benefit analysis, there's just no reason for them to be honest.

    That is a nice way of saying that it’s easier to go along with the dominant ideology.

    Which is true, but that’s not how the msm us supposed to act AND not how it sees itself.

    It’s actually pretty amazing that the msm has literally no idea that on many issues, it’s just as bad as Pravda was back in the cold war.

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  122. @Art Deco
    They were laughing while he was dyspnic due to a busted ventilator, you fucking ghoul.

    It's not terribly clear from the video what provoked the laughter.

    Okay so we are going with “Beep boop I am Asper-O”.

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    No, it is not terribly clear what it is they are laughing about. That has nothing to do with me.
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  123. @Kevin C.

    Are you a paid plant?
     
    No (or else I wouldn't be so poor), just someone who sees absolutely no evidence that there's any hope whatsoever for us, and a lot of blindly optimistic people on my side chasing sheer fantasies based on little more than pure wishful thinking.

    Consider this- are they still pulling down statues? Or did the Nazis with tiki torches stop them?

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    They're still doing it.
    , @Kevin C.
    Well, Charlottesville was August 11–12. Let's see what happened afterwards:

    August 14:
    -Durham, North Carolina: Old Durham County Courthouse statue pulled down by protesters.

    August 15:
    -St. Petersburg, Florida: marker for the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway (erected on January 22, 1939) was removed.

    -Nashville, Tennessee: Confederate Memorial Hall, Vanderbilt University, renamed Memorial Hall.

    -Montreal, Quebec, Canada: plaque (1957) in Hudson's Bay Company store commemorating Jefferson Davis' brief stay in the city removed.

    August 16:
    -Baltimore, Maryland: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Spirit of the Confederacy), Mount Royal Avenue; Confederate Women's Monument, Charles Street and University Parkway; Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Monument, opposite the Baltimore Museum of Art, and a recasting (copy) of the Annapolis statue of Chief Justice Roger Taney (see below) all removed.

    -Brooklyn, New York City, New York: Episcopal Diocese of Long Island removed 1912 plaque from a tree Robert E. Lee planted between 1842 and 1847, and a marker erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1935. Governor Andrew Cuomo also asked the secretary of the US Army to rename streets in Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton section named for Lee and Jackson.

    -The Bronx, New York City, New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered removal of busts of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College.

    -Los Angeles, California: Large stone monument commemorating Confederate veterans removed from Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

    -San Diege, California: plaque honoring Jefferson Davis removed from downtown part.

    August 17:
    -Lexington, Kentucky: city council approves removal of statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge, with actual removal occuring October 18.

    -Madison, Wisconsin: plaque dedicated to the buried Confederate soldiers at Forest Hill Cemetery (which contains the remains of more than 100 Confederate soldiers who died as prisoners of war at nearby Camp Randall) was removed on the order of mayor Paul Soglin. Larger stone monument listing the names of the deceased was also ordered removed, but removal postponed until logistics could be worked out.

    -Franklin, Ohio: Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee roadside plaque removed.

    August 18:
    -Daytona Beach, Florida: city manager made the decision, without public input, to remove three plaques from Riverfront Park that honored Confederate veterans.

    -Annapolis, Maryland: Statue of Chief Justice of the United States Roger Taney, first Catholic (and first non-Protestant) Supreme Court Justice — not a Confederate — removed for being author of the Dred Scott decision.

    -Helena, Montana: Confederate Memorial Fountain removed after City Council voted to remove it the day before.

    -Worthington, Ohio: Ohio state historical marker outside the home where CSA Brigadier General Roswell S. Ripley was born removed.

    -Arlington, Texas: Six Flags Over Texas theme park removed Stars and Bars Confederate Flag, after flying it for 56 years along with the flags of the other countries that Texas has been part of.

    -Bellingham, Washington: Sign erected in 1920 commemorating Pickett Bridge, was removed, as were signs leading to Pickett House.

    August 19:
    -Durham, North Carolina: Duke University removes a statue of Robert E. Lee from the entrance to the university chapel.

    -Brunswick, Maine: Bowdoin College announces removal of Confederate plaque.

    August 20-21:
    -Austin, Texas: University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and two other Confederate leaders.

    August 22:
    -Bradenton, Florida: the Manatee County Commission voted 4–3 to move the Confederate monument in front of the county courthouse to storage.

    -West Palm Beach, Florida: Confederate monument, Woodlawn Cemetery (1941) removed and placed in storage by order of Mayor Jeri Muoio.

    -Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland: Howard County Courthouse Confederate Monument removed.

    -Columbus, Ohio: statue on top of Camp Chase Cemetery's Confederate Soldier Memorial toppled and decapitated by vandals.

    August 24:
    -Athens, Georgia: portrait of Robert E. Lee was removed from a building on the campus of the University of Georgia by the Demosthenian Literary Society.

    -Bradenton, Florida: Confederate soldiers memorial obelisk (in place for over 90 years) removed, broken by workers in process.

    August 25:
    -Lynchburg, Virginia: statue of Confederate soldier (and early donor) George Morgan Jones removed from the campus of Randolph College.

    -Kansas City, Missouri: United Daughters of the Confederacy Monument on Ward Parkway removed.

    September 1:
    -San Antonio, Texas: Confederate Soldiers' Monument, dedicated April 28, 1899, located in Travis Park removed overnight.

    September 5:
    -Washington, DC: National Cathedral voted to take down two stained-glass windows of Confederate Generals Lee and Jackson.

    September 6:
    -Charlottesville, Virginia: City Council voted to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from Emancipation Park.

    September 14:
    -Dallas, Texas: Robert E. Lee Statue (1936) located in Lee Park removed; Lee park temporarily renamed "Oak Lawn Park" until a permanent name can be approved.

    September 21:
    -Nashville, Tennessee: Ryman Auditorium quietly moved a sign hanging from venue's upper level reading "1897 Confederate Gallery," honoring 1897 reunion of Confederate veterans at the Ryman.

    October 2017:
    -San Antonio, Texas: Robert E. Lee High School renamed "Legacy of Education Excellence" (LEE) High School.

    October 2:
    -Fort Warren, Massachusetts: removal of memorial to 13 Confederate prisoners who died in captivity announced.

    -Clark County, Washington (which includes Vancouver): Clark County Historic Preservation Commission voted to remove the granite highway marker at Jefferson Davis Park (outside Ridgefield) from its local heritage list

    October 17:
    -Jackson, Mississippi: announcement that Jefferson Davis Magnet IB School will be renamed "Barack Obama Magnet IB School".

    October 29:
    -Alexandria, Virginia: Christ Church announced that will remove plaques (1870) to Robert E. Lee and George Washington, both of whom were parishioners.

    November 19:
    -Alexandria, Virginia: Portrait of Lee quietly removed from City Council chambers (relocated to local history museum).

    So it looks like the "Nazis with tiki torches" mostly 'succeeded' in prompting a spike of removals in "retaliation", followed by the subsequent removals, still ongoing, being carried out much more quietly, quickly, and often at night, so as to inhibit any further large protests.
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  124. Man, the black pills are out today in this, the most Boomer of threads.

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  125. BenKenobi says:
    @Kevin C.

    Are you a paid plant?
     
    No (or else I wouldn't be so poor), just someone who sees absolutely no evidence that there's any hope whatsoever for us, and a lot of blindly optimistic people on my side chasing sheer fantasies based on little more than pure wishful thinking.

    Good work, Poster 2-C495.

    Do they keep you in a box when they don’t use you? CELLS.

    How does it feel to hold the hand of your loved one? INTERLINKED.

    Why don’t you repeat that three times for me?

    WITHIN CELLS INTERLINKED.

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  126. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    They were laughing while he was dyspnic due to a busted ventilator, you fucking ghoul.

    It's not terribly clear from the video what provoked the laughter.

    It’s not terribly clear from the video what provoked the laughter.

    Yeah, they might have been laughing over some other poor schmuck whom they let die.

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  127. @SMK
    If a Darren Wilson shoots and kills a Michael Brown under identical circumstances in post-Trump America -in 2050 or 2040 or even 2030- he'll be convicted of murder and sentenced to life or at least 30-40 years in prison where he'll be murdered by blacks unless he's enslaved in "protective custody," 23-hours a day in a toilet with bars. And such will be the fate of all white cops who shoot an d kill black criminals in self-defense.

    And European "hate-speech" laws will ultimately be enacted and imposed so whites who tell the truth about race will not simply be censored, reviled, aspersed, ostracized, fired from jobs, expelled from colleges and/or forced to endure "re-education" and "sensitivity training, etc., but also charged with felonies and sentenced to months in jail or years or even decades in prison. That's the future, bearing a miracle that I only don't foresee but can't even imagine. Separation and secession is the only hope for whites, but how could that ever be realized?

    Separation and secession won’t work. Consider the Jews. There is over a thousand years of people complaining about how much the Jews suck, how they will screw you over if they have the chance and how they are fundamentally not like Christians. And yet people gave them power. This seems impossible to reconcile until you realize the former is the reason for the latter- the more Jews are horrible people, the more the elite is incentivized to give them power to screw you over. Of course since complaining about the King is treason, people focus on the Jews.

    Bloodly Shovel talks about ‘biological leninism’ which applies here. The problem with power is that you need loyal underlings who won’t betray you and seize it for themselves; inevitably power falls to individuals who solve this problem. The traditional method was hereditary rule and military force which is self explanatory.

    We don’t use those. The solution is one countless totalitarian governments have used in the past- have underlings who are less competent then you. The communists justified this as hiring workers and peasants who were unfairly discriminated against. The problem is that some peasants are actually competent and think they deserve their job and so there is still power struggles and purges. Our leaders have come up with a new solution- justify it on the grounds of ‘history of oppression’. The grounds for oppression of course are ‘denied power because they are insanely incompetent’ with the elite punishing people for pointing out the latter.

    This insures the underlings are loyal and the system functions. The system being ‘keep the people screwing everyone over in power’.

    We need a King, a Furher, a Comrade Chairmen- someone securely in power who doesn’t have to appoint incompetents or make people believe nonsense in order to justify they power grab. The current situation will continue to get worse until we get one or society implodes. Probably the latter.

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    We need a King, a Furher, a Comrade Chairmen- someone securely in power who doesn’t have to appoint incompetents or make people believe nonsense in order to justify they power grab. The current situation will continue to get worse until we get one or society implodes. Probably the latter.
     
    Yes, exactly this.
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  128. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    In another, recent thread, you were claiming that the media has no influence, and implied they had no particular agenda. So which is it, you pretentious twit?

    I cannot help you with either your reading comprehension issues or your general run of emotional problems.

    You are the one who is excusing obvious negligence. You’re the one who appears to be maladjusted, you creepy little twerp. By now, your odiousness has become obvious to most everyone here.

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  129. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    They ignored his distress calls for over an hour,

    Conceivably, or there were a half-dozen other calls they were responding to.

    “They ignored his distress calls for over an hour,…”

    Conceivably, or there were a half-dozen other calls they were responding to.

    The nurse claimed that the patient was coding. Did anyone else code that night? Codes are usually a priority. How do you excuse the nurse outright lying about the events? She said she performed CPR. She didn’t. She stood around and laughed with other staff members while she lamely tried to fix his oxygen supply during which the guy was asphyxiating.

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    Codes are usually a priority.

    I've never been in a hospital or nursing home where the call button allowed the nurse's station to perform any sort of remote triage.
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  130. Anon says: • Disclaimer
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    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    11Alive showed the video to Elaine Harris, a retired nursing professor and expert in adult critical care. “In 43 years in nursing, I have never seen such disregard for human life in a healthcare setting, is what I witnessed,” said Harris.

    Aren’t we lucky to have a resident expert to correct her?

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    How many of those '43 years in nursing' were spent as a working nurse? (She's an instructor). How many were spent working in long term care? How many family members has she she had ensconced in long term care?
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  131. Everybody complains about the liberal media but nobody ever does anything about it. The transition from print and broadcast to the internet gives us a huge opportunity to fix things. We need to fight for non-censorship and non-oligopoly and try to establish viable channels of our own, complete with hardware, software, and diverse fare. The easier availability of news and the ease with which music and graphical content can be created on PCs is rapidly taking away our excuses. Now get down to it or shut up!

    I swear I often think the whole point of being a conservative is to whine — when not sucking one’s thumb.

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    Everybody complains about the liberal media but nobody ever does anything about it.
     
    Because there's nothing we can do about it.

    The transition from print and broadcast to the internet gives us a huge opportunity to fix things.
     
    No, it doesn't. Look at what's happened to Stormfront and others. Look at Paypal, Patreon, Twitter, etc.; and at attempts to create "parallel institutions" like gab.ai or Hatreon. Look at the Chinese internet. There's no "parallel" network we can create, that they cannot shut down. Any network must connect people either via the wires (owned by ISPs), or via wireless (and the FCC owns the airwaves), both of which give the State final leverage. And encryption? Try outmatching the NSA there.
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  132. 3g4me says:
    @Patriot
    The Media never misses a chance to push the Narrative.

    I was recently listening to NPR (National Propanganda Raidio), when the intro to a story about ancestoral genetic testing came on. I thought: "Oh, this will be interesting; I can learn something about science, or past human migration or evolution."

    Instead, the story was about a Black who was outraged because, supposedly, some distant White relative "did not return her emails." The NPR newscaster impled that the White was racist.

    OK, here is what's wrong with this story:


    First, it probably didn't happen, but was made up -- is there any proof it happened? Secondly, even if the Black woman sent an email out to the supposed White relative, that does not prove racism. Maybe wrong email contact, or the person was too busy. I get such emails all the time, through 23&ME, and I haven't answered a single one, because I'm too busy.

    But here is the real evil: NPR could have run a story that actually brought people together. For examp,e, it would have been easy to find a White person who was interested or even pleased that they had some Minority blood. A great many Whites have some Indian, African, or Asian ancestory. NPR could have gushed about how gene testing shows that "we're all related", but instead ran a divisive story. They did it on purpose to anger Minorities and shame Whites.

    The cynical, evil, lying Media agatates and divides us on purpose.

    @19 Patriot: ” A great many Whites have some Indian, African, or Asian ancestory.”

    Wrong. Scientific studies and DNA analysis have consistently found that American Whites are, on average, about 98% White.

    As far as the utterly stereotypical “Negro woman upset because of no reply by White relative” story, an enormous number of purported “relatives” one finds as matches at 23 & Me are false positives, due to the limited number of matching SNPs that 23 & Me uses. My husband’s ancestry is approximately 12% Ashkenazi Jewish (seems to be from his great-grandfather), but about 90% of his “matches” are Jews adjudged to be his 3rd through 5th cousins. From what I’ve been able to discover about his limited Jewish ancestry, not one of the surnames match at all, and his DNA analysis at FamilyTreeDNA has initial “matches” that all disappear once one advances to the higher level of testing that we’ve paid for. There’s no one likely to be related within the past 200 years at that level of testing.

    One can easily extrapolate just how distant or even likely a White “relative” by 23 & Me’s standards might be to a modern Negro.

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  133. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    I have never, ever trusted what used to be called “the press” (now, having morphed into “The Media.”). Not now, not ever. When they aren’t out-and-out lying, they twist the facts or, what’s worst, omit them when the facts don’t fit The Narrative. I tell everyone to treat with the utmost skepticism ANYTHING that you read, see or hear.

    Because it’s even money that it’s probably bullsh*t!

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  134. 3g4me says:
    @Art Deco
    My guess would be practical nurses with somewhat checkered records, which is why they were on the night shift.

    If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that's ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it's less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months. It shouldn't surprise you that the employees do not regard the event with the gravity a nursing professor might. Undertakers are also known to have a mordant sense of humor. (My own experience of nursing home staff was that they were quite professional. Of course, I was there).

    @12 Art Deco: “If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that’s ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it’s less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months.”

    Besides being utterly unself aware and blatantly dishonest in your usual comments, you really are a despicable, cold-hearted SOB to attribute a White man’s murder by criminally dishonest and sadistic Negroes to the trope that “old sick people die every day so “professionals” must be forgiven for being jaundiced.”

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    Besides being utterly unself aware and blatantly dishonest in your usual comments, you really are a despicable, cold-hearted SOB to attribute a White man’s murder by criminally dishonest and sadistic Negroes to the trope that “old sick people die every day so “professionals” must be forgiven for being jaundiced.”

    I've responded to a half dozen people too hostile and obtuse to understand my fairly simple point. Right now you're giving me some education as to what's really bothering them.
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  135. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @TWS
    Thousands died for the gentle giant. Paid shills were all over the internet spewing the same lies. Why wasn't Soros prosecuted for starting a riot.

    Why wasn’t Soros prosecuted for starting a riot.

    He controls Occam’s Antennae, more powerful than any Occam’s Razor.

    In the end, it’s not about what one sees with eyes and ears.

    It’s about signals one picks up from the Eyes of Soros Tower. He beams Voice of Soros, along with Vice with Degeneracy, all around the world.
    With our eyes and ears, we can only look around us in localized reality. We rely on the Signals for what’s happening in other places and around the world. So, those who control the signals shape worldview that, in turn, shapes the world.

    Every proggy in college was fitted with a PC antennae. This devices jams out lots of facts, truths, and details and mostly receives the Official Signals of Proglob Truth.

    We must smash this device and let the signals of facts and truth flow freely.

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  136. Forbes says:
    @Cagey Beast
    I'm glad you highlighted this comment by make a blog post out of it. The "mainstream" media, the legacy mass media is irredeemably broken and has to be dismantled as quickly as possible and by whatever legal means are available.

    Be careful what you wish for.

    While I loath legacy media, the advertising-based revenue model that currently works is clickbait-driven Facebook/Buzzfeed/Vox/Puffington Host versus “old school” WSJ at ~$30 per month. The alphabet networks and legacy print continues to shrink. The WaPo will be kept alive indefinitely as Bezos/Amazon’s lobbyist arm.

    It’s far from clear that what replaces legacy mainstream media will be an improvement. If the 2016 election revealed anything, people should’ve been disabused of the conceit that the news media is unbiased and without an agenda–or that it can be.

    Will the Google/Facebook/Twitter world be an improvement…

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  137. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    I don’t know if the world is flat, but the word is flattery.

    Now, all these groups are addicted to constant flattery.

    We must flatter Jews always.
    We must flatter blacks always.
    We must flatter homos and trannies always.
    We must flatter diversity always.

    So, the media flattered black delusions of victim grandeur.

    It’s junk food justice. Gotta serve them more and more.

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  138. El Dato says:
    @Anon
    "how little one hears about Black Lives Matter in the age of Trump"

    BLM made a statement, I think in August 2016, in support of the Palestinians. Tactical error.

    “Never go full Palestine, kid!”

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  139. Vinteuil says:
    @Guy de Champlagne
    Fixing the media requires regulation which right wingers are too stupid and deluded to support. It's just like fixing any other industry causing problems.

    “Fixing the media requires regulation which right wingers are too stupid and deluded to support.”

    Oh, yeah – fix the problem by giving the permanent bureaucracy even more power to regulate the media than they already have – that’s the ticket.

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  140. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Art Deco
    They were laughing while he was dyspnic due to a busted ventilator, you fucking ghoul.

    It's not terribly clear from the video what provoked the laughter.

    I notice the family of the vet settled for blood money. If not for the salacious labeling/captioning (probably by family’s lawyer), the unclear video (and unclear audio) showed possible incompetence but didn’t show sadism. There are lots on incompetent care-givers out there. I wonder if the shift was understaffed, usually something to look at in these situations.

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  141. @Kevin C.

    Are you a paid plant?
     
    No (or else I wouldn't be so poor), just someone who sees absolutely no evidence that there's any hope whatsoever for us, and a lot of blindly optimistic people on my side chasing sheer fantasies based on little more than pure wishful thinking.

    Well, since you’re not making any money at it, you can at least save youreslf some time by making a macro or script that just comments, “We’re doomed! Surrender now!! Etc.!”

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  142. Vinteuil says:
    @Kevin C.

    It is true that most Feds are lefties, but they all work for one Fed: the President.
     
    In theory perhaps, but we're seeing how that works — or more accurately, doesn't work — in practice. Look at the military tranny ban. The DoD most definitely is supposed to work for the President — the Commander-in-Chief — in theory, but when Trump ordered trannies out of the military, did the Pentagon start drawing up discharge papers? No, Mattis "commissioned a study"; they stalled and engaged in bureaucratic delaying tactics to buy time until a lefty judge could pronounce it illegal. You think any other (leftier, and less given to subordination than the military) Federal bureaucracy couldn't and wouldn't do the same or worse?

    All he has to do is tell them whom to sue and how.
     
    And then they delay, and obfuscate, and "lose" things in bureaucratic shuffles; or sue as ordered, and then do a bad job (but not so bad as to not have plausible deniability) and "tank" the case (and set precedent for all future such cases). There's plenty the "swamp" can do to passively defy or refuse to carry out the orders of a (nominal) superior they oppose without going into outright insubordination — and I woudn't put that past bureaucrats out to #Resist Trump. Read the archives of Foseti, who works in a >90% Fed bureaucracy, about how things actually work in practice.

    If they don’t like it, they can get new jobs
     
    Except that, save for maybe the very top-level guys, Trump can't actually fire the "swamp creatures". Because there's all the "civil service protections" put in place against the "spoils system" — i.e. politicians being able to fire hostile bureaucrats of the other party and replace them with loyalists — that it can take a presidential term to get someone out of a Fed job, like the EPA employee who spent all his time at work watching internet porn on his computer and kept his job for three more years while the laborious process of removing him ground on — and that's one where the courts didn't get involved. These guys have been given effectively permanent tenure, beyond the reach of any merely-elected politician — even POTUS — to remove.

    and the President can get new Feds
     
    who, in order to be "qualified for the job", and thus hired, must be products of the same education, the same system, as produced the current "swamp creatures", and who are thus all porto-swamp-creatures in waiting. See the musical chairs amongst the top positions, as Trump fires people and their replacements end up being just as disloyal, just as much beings of the Swamp… if not more so. There are no masses of Right-wing would-be-Fed-bureaucrats waiting to be hired to replace a "drained" Swamp.

    It’s not complicated. After all, how do you think the current Feds all got to be lefties in the the first place?
     
    Entryism, and control of Academia, Media, and the Courts. And entryism, as a go-to tactic of the Left, is also a tactic the Left is vigilant against, and generally structured to make ineffective. A tool can work for a job, but not for the opposite job. One cannot build a building with the wrecking ball one uses to knock a building down. And there are plenty of tactics which work well for the Left to use against the Right, but are in turn useless for the Right to fight the Left. We cannot beat them at their own game.

    “One cannot build a building with the wrecking ball one uses to knock a building down. And there are plenty of tactics which work well for the Left to use against the Right, but are in turn useless for the Right to fight the Left. We cannot beat them at their own game.”

    There was a Moldbug post, a few years ago, making this same point at heavenly length. And Curtis Yarvin’s recent reappearance at the Shtetl-Optimized blog rubbed it in, brilliantly.

    https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=3167

    I mean, did “Boldmug” get it right, or what?

    No, we should not despair. But we need to think a little more seriously about what we’re up against.

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    No, we should not despair.
     
    Why not?

    And, the point isn't that insightful, really. It's a basic of strategy back to at least Sun-Tsu: attack the enemy where you are strong and he is weak, not where you are weak and he is strongest. Trying to beat the Left at their own game is fighting the enemy where he's strongest.

    But what domain is there where we are strong, and the left is weak? Because I don't see one. And no, "force of arms" is not it. I've made the point before via comparison to Medieval peasant rebellions, and citations to Max Boot on guerrilla warfare. The civilian arms the 2nd Am. allows us are the modern equivalent of a peasant's pitchforks and torches. What matters is the professional military, and even if the rank-and-file may be mostly recruited from amongst us deplorables (though I've read that more and more military are second or third generation military, on their way to becoming a separate military caste), it seems pretty clear to me that the Left holds the leash pretty tightly. Not to mention at the street-fighting level, the Left has the advantages of experience and organization (see David Z. Hines's recent writings).
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  143. @Kevin C.

    It is true that most Feds are lefties, but they all work for one Fed: the President.
     
    In theory perhaps, but we're seeing how that works — or more accurately, doesn't work — in practice. Look at the military tranny ban. The DoD most definitely is supposed to work for the President — the Commander-in-Chief — in theory, but when Trump ordered trannies out of the military, did the Pentagon start drawing up discharge papers? No, Mattis "commissioned a study"; they stalled and engaged in bureaucratic delaying tactics to buy time until a lefty judge could pronounce it illegal. You think any other (leftier, and less given to subordination than the military) Federal bureaucracy couldn't and wouldn't do the same or worse?

    All he has to do is tell them whom to sue and how.
     
    And then they delay, and obfuscate, and "lose" things in bureaucratic shuffles; or sue as ordered, and then do a bad job (but not so bad as to not have plausible deniability) and "tank" the case (and set precedent for all future such cases). There's plenty the "swamp" can do to passively defy or refuse to carry out the orders of a (nominal) superior they oppose without going into outright insubordination — and I woudn't put that past bureaucrats out to #Resist Trump. Read the archives of Foseti, who works in a >90% Fed bureaucracy, about how things actually work in practice.

    If they don’t like it, they can get new jobs
     
    Except that, save for maybe the very top-level guys, Trump can't actually fire the "swamp creatures". Because there's all the "civil service protections" put in place against the "spoils system" — i.e. politicians being able to fire hostile bureaucrats of the other party and replace them with loyalists — that it can take a presidential term to get someone out of a Fed job, like the EPA employee who spent all his time at work watching internet porn on his computer and kept his job for three more years while the laborious process of removing him ground on — and that's one where the courts didn't get involved. These guys have been given effectively permanent tenure, beyond the reach of any merely-elected politician — even POTUS — to remove.

    and the President can get new Feds
     
    who, in order to be "qualified for the job", and thus hired, must be products of the same education, the same system, as produced the current "swamp creatures", and who are thus all porto-swamp-creatures in waiting. See the musical chairs amongst the top positions, as Trump fires people and their replacements end up being just as disloyal, just as much beings of the Swamp… if not more so. There are no masses of Right-wing would-be-Fed-bureaucrats waiting to be hired to replace a "drained" Swamp.

    It’s not complicated. After all, how do you think the current Feds all got to be lefties in the the first place?
     
    Entryism, and control of Academia, Media, and the Courts. And entryism, as a go-to tactic of the Left, is also a tactic the Left is vigilant against, and generally structured to make ineffective. A tool can work for a job, but not for the opposite job. One cannot build a building with the wrecking ball one uses to knock a building down. And there are plenty of tactics which work well for the Left to use against the Right, but are in turn useless for the Right to fight the Left. We cannot beat them at their own game.

    At least this defeatist comment has some actual substance.

    Yes, somewhere down the chain of command there are obstructionists. Does that mean you surrender to them, or does that mean find a way around/over/through them?

    Not every one has to be fired. Simply reassign unfireable obstructors to something harmless and bring in someone effective to do the real job, even if it means making parallel offices somewhere else. Big orgs do these end runs all the time.

    Escalation is good. If the system won’t work properly, make it break. When it’s broken, burn it down and make new. If things get kinetic, well, we all know who’s better prepared for that.

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    Yes, somewhere down the chain of command there are obstructionists. Does that mean you surrender to them, or does that mean find a way around/over/through them?
     
    Again, read Foseti, research the Fed bureaucracies. They're >90% Lefty. The "obstructionists" aren't just a handful of folks here or there "somewhere down the chain of command"; they're the majority, by far, of that chain of command.

    Not every one has to be fired. Simply reassign unfireable obstructors to something harmless
     
    Except there aren't that many Federal positions that are truly "harmless", and definitely not enough, as the "unfireable obstructors" make up at least 2/3 of Fed employees. Do you really think there's enough "harmless" things to reassign that much of the bureaucracy to? Plus, research what it actually takes to reassign Fed employees. It may be less difficult than firing them, but it's still far from easy.

    and bring in someone effective to do the real job,
     
    Again, research how Federal hiring actually works, and what it takes to bring someone in, especially someone "effective" who isn't already thoroughly indoctrinated into Leftism by Academia.

    even if it means making parallel offices somewhere else.
     
    Again, research what it actually takes to create, fund, and staff new Federal Gov. offices like these "parallel offices" would be.

    Big orgs do these end runs all the time.
     
    Big orgs in the private sector. The Federal Government is very different; the laws and rules are different. Do the research (like I have). You'll find the system is set up to very much inhibit things like this, and the mass that you need to do an "end run" around is too big (again, 2/3 of FedGov is the low-end estimate).

    Escalation is good. If the system won’t work properly, make it break. When it’s broken, burn it down and make new.
     
    Except that the system the Left has made is more resilient — harder for us to break — than you give it credit for, at least partially due to the decentralized dynamics of Leftism. Yes, their worldview is insane, incompatible in the long term with reality and human nature. But in the long term, we're all dead; there's a lot of ruin in a nation; the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. There's plenty of civilizational "seed corn" that can be looted to prop up the Left. Yes, eventually their system will collapse… and irreversibly take all of human civilization with it. Because nothing less than civilizational collapse is powerful enough to take the Left down.

    Not to mention, rebuilding from the ashes of civilizational collapse is far easier said than done, and due to depletion of the readily-available "low hanging fruit" resources, the Industrial Revolution can never be repeated.

    If things get kinetic, well, we all know who’s better prepared for that.
     
    Yes, the Left, hands down, as David Z Hines has thoroughly explained here, here, and here. We may have more (civilian) guns, but they have the organization.

    Or to quote Hines from here:

    That’s what movements are about: gaining power. Movements don’t just happen. And they’re not the product of orders from on high, or rent-a-protestors paid out of somebody’s checkbook. They’re the product of a lot of people doing a lot of hard work over a very long time.

    Righties don’t want to believe that. Thus, the same old horseshit: “oh it’s all George Soros.” “Oh we don’t get turnout for protests because we all have jobs.” “Oh we’d win a Second Civil War in five minutes anyway because the Lefties are wusses and we’ve got all the guns.”

    It can’t possibly be that there’s work we need to do, work that we’ve been neglecting because we don’t understand how it works and we’re lazy. That’s unthinkable.

    Well, think it. Because it’s true.

    Some Righties talk about the idea of a post-political world — the idea that a system with less citizen input, on the continuum from Singapore to monarchy or neocameralism — would be more stable. But in a world without elections, there would still be shifts in power. It’s just that the mechanisms by which power shifts wouldn’t have occasional moments of relative transparency. And those circumstances, I hate to tell you, favor the Left: look at how often the Right wins elections but doesn’t get what it wants, while the Left doesn’t win as many elections and gets what it wants anyway. Leftist organizers are some of the most important political figures in the country. I didn’t vote for them, did you?
     
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  144. @Kevin C.

    I really hope there is some sort of recourse for this
     
    There isn't. All hope is false. There is naught but despair. All is lost.

    There isn’t. All hope is false. There is naught but despair. All is lost.

    Dum spiro spero, and don’t you forget it.

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  145. Art Deco says:
    @Jack Hanson
    Okay so we are going with "Beep boop I am Asper-O".

    No, it is not terribly clear what it is they are laughing about. That has nothing to do with me.

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    "Beep boop. Unless 10 equals "They state they are laughing at him", 20 cannot be "Activate blame sub routine. Beep boop I am Asper Deco."
    , @Mr. Anon
    Perhaps you never notice what people are laughing at being yourself a dull and humorless drone. Here's a hint....................they were laughing at you.
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  146. gp says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Alas, we will fail.
     
    Maybe you will. We will not. This is a death match, and you might join the Eeyore Brigade, and die before your time. But everyone else recognizes the sight of the gallows, and has adjusted accordingly.

    I’ve “adjusted,” if by that you mean become situationally aware and armed. If an Antifa or a BLM engages me, there’s a marginally better chance of my prevailing since my “adjustment.” And now I know to stay away from them in the first place. Still, they can show up when I’m asleep and firebomb my house. Only so much a person can do.

    But Western Civ and The Age of Reason and the American Dream appear to be doomed regardless of anything I or you do. In 20 years, there won’t be anybody left who’s even studied the canon, or knows ANY US History, or even understands logical reasoning.

    How can I fix the cesspit of American education when it is so entrenched, powerful and destructive, filled with lavishly compensated SJW airheads who know only the certainty of their own dogma?

    How could even an army of a million cleanse the pit of the lying and stupid vipers from the newsmedia?

    What could a force of 10 million do to stop the demographic change in store? Genocide and/or dictatorship?

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  147. anonguy says:
    @Buzz Mohawk
    Shouting "Fire!" in a Crowded Medium

    It is said that audiences were frightened by the approaching train in this, one of the earliest motion pictures to be shown in a theater:

    Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (The Lumière Brothers, 1895)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dgLEDdFddk

    Apparently some people even moved to try to get away, because they thought they were going to get run over by the cheval de fer as it entered the station.

    Soon people everywhere adapted to the new medium and developed the ability to distinguish between film illusion and physical reality, even as they happily suspended disbelief enough to enjoy the stories depicted.

    Maybe we are at a point now when the public must learn to distinguish between journalistic bullshit and real life. As new media like blogs, webzines, and social media compete with newspaper formats and the television stage, it is becoming more and more obvious that the old, mainstream media are shows.

    MSM exist to entertain us so that we will pay attention to the ads. Those who control those old channels, however, operate them not to make money from advertising, but to shout "Fire" at us whenever they want us to panic about something.

    Fortunately now, we have some alternative theaters, such as the one in front of us. We don't need to be afraid of whatever train they say is about to run over us.

    Soon people everywhere adapted to the new medium and developed the ability to distinguish between film illusion and physical reality, even as they happily suspended disbelief enough to enjoy the stories depicted.

    Maybe we are at a point now when the public must learn to distinguish between journalistic bullshit and real life. As new media like blogs, webzines, and social media compete with newspaper formats and the television stage, it is becoming more and more obvious that the old, mainstream media are shows.

    This is an interesting thought.

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  148. Art Deco says:
    @Mr. Anon

    "They ignored his distress calls for over an hour,..."

    Conceivably, or there were a half-dozen other calls they were responding to.
     
    The nurse claimed that the patient was coding. Did anyone else code that night? Codes are usually a priority. How do you excuse the nurse outright lying about the events? She said she performed CPR. She didn't. She stood around and laughed with other staff members while she lamely tried to fix his oxygen supply during which the guy was asphyxiating.

    Codes are usually a priority.

    I’ve never been in a hospital or nursing home where the call button allowed the nurse’s station to perform any sort of remote triage.

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    And how do you excuse the nurse's bald-face lying about what she did?
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  149. Art Deco says:
    @Anon

    11Alive showed the video to Elaine Harris, a retired nursing professor and expert in adult critical care. “In 43 years in nursing, I have never seen such disregard for human life in a healthcare setting, is what I witnessed,” said Harris.
     
    Aren't we lucky to have a resident expert to correct her?

    How many of those ’43 years in nursing’ were spent as a working nurse? (She’s an instructor). How many were spent working in long term care? How many family members has she she had ensconced in long term care?

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    How many of those ’43 years in nursing’ were spent as a working nurse?
     
    More than yours?

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e558wbbtdd787637&llr=w5ok5diab#elaineharris


    too hostile and obtuse
     
    Well, I may have been obtuse, though I'm inclined to doubt it, but "hostile"? Please explain.
    , @Mr. Anon

    How many of those ’43 years in nursing’ were spent as a working nurse?
     
    How long have you been a working nurse, a**hole?
    , @Mr. Anon

    How many of those ’43 years in nursing’ were spent as a working nurse?
     
    How many years have you spent as a working nurse, idiot?
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  150. Art Deco says:
    @3g4me
    @12 Art Deco: "If he was in for short-term rehabilitation, that’s ghastly. If he was in for l/t care, it’s less so. Alas, people die every day in nursing homes and a great many of them are in a state of penitential suffering in their last months."

    Besides being utterly unself aware and blatantly dishonest in your usual comments, you really are a despicable, cold-hearted SOB to attribute a White man's murder by criminally dishonest and sadistic Negroes to the trope that "old sick people die every day so "professionals" must be forgiven for being jaundiced."

    Besides being utterly unself aware and blatantly dishonest in your usual comments, you really are a despicable, cold-hearted SOB to attribute a White man’s murder by criminally dishonest and sadistic Negroes to the trope that “old sick people die every day so “professionals” must be forgiven for being jaundiced.”

    I’ve responded to a half dozen people too hostile and obtuse to understand my fairly simple point. Right now you’re giving me some education as to what’s really bothering them.

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    We are not obtuse. We are hostile. Hostile to you. Because you prove time and again that you are a smug, lying dickhead.
    , @Mr. Anon
    We are hostile towards you because you are a loathsome, contemptible ninny.
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  151. @Kevin C.

    The “mainstream” media, the legacy mass media is irredeemably broken and has to be dismantled as quickly as possible and by whatever legal means are available.
     
    Can't be done. Not only are there no legal means available, there are no illegal means either. They are invincible. All is lost. There is no hope, there is no hope, there is no hope, there is no hope.

    Good grief. Gky already then. How do you live life without a spine?

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  152. @Art Deco
    No, it is not terribly clear what it is they are laughing about. That has nothing to do with me.

    “Beep boop. Unless 10 equals “They state they are laughing at him”, 20 cannot be “Activate blame sub routine. Beep boop I am Asper Deco.”

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  153. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Art Deco
    How many of those '43 years in nursing' were spent as a working nurse? (She's an instructor). How many were spent working in long term care? How many family members has she she had ensconced in long term care?

    How many of those ’43 years in nursing’ were spent as a working nurse?

    More than yours?

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e558wbbtdd787637&llr=w5ok5diab#elaineharris

    too hostile and obtuse

    Well, I may have been obtuse, though I’m inclined to doubt it, but “hostile”? Please explain.

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    More than yours?

    That capsule does not list any years as a working nurse. It lists a a certificate in 'critical care nursing', which suggests training in lushly staffed intensive care units.


    Please explain.

    No need.


    The 'I've ever seen' from that woman does not ring true. FWIW, I've been employed in hospitals, been an inpatient and an emergency room patient, had relatives in patient for all manner of ailments, and had relatives in both rehabilitation and long-term care. With that limited exposure, the slow response time doesn't surprise me terribly, and I might have seen a distressed patient left unattended for an hour. That doesn't mean they did not do a half-dozen stupid or deplorable things looking after that man; the video as is makes them appear skill-bereft. They lied in depositions indubitalby for the usual reasons people lie.

    That the nurses are black and the man a white veteran is inconsequential in context, but it's of intense interest to people commenting here.
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  154. notanon says:

    The whole time the Ferguson Michael Brown hoax was going on, I was asking myself, why are they doing this? Are they TRYING to start a riot?

    yes – the banking mafia have brought the US economy to the brink of collapse and as they own the media they are using it to incite racial conflict as a deflection.

    I have to wonder though, is there any hope for ever having an honest media? What’s it going to take, and what’s the strategy?

    take down the banking mafia

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  155. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    Besides being utterly unself aware and blatantly dishonest in your usual comments, you really are a despicable, cold-hearted SOB to attribute a White man’s murder by criminally dishonest and sadistic Negroes to the trope that “old sick people die every day so “professionals” must be forgiven for being jaundiced.”

    I've responded to a half dozen people too hostile and obtuse to understand my fairly simple point. Right now you're giving me some education as to what's really bothering them.

    We are not obtuse. We are hostile. Hostile to you. Because you prove time and again that you are a smug, lying dickhead.

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  156. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    How many of those '43 years in nursing' were spent as a working nurse? (She's an instructor). How many were spent working in long term care? How many family members has she she had ensconced in long term care?

    How many of those ’43 years in nursing’ were spent as a working nurse?

    How long have you been a working nurse, a**hole?

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  157. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    Codes are usually a priority.

    I've never been in a hospital or nursing home where the call button allowed the nurse's station to perform any sort of remote triage.

    And how do you excuse the nurse’s bald-face lying about what she did?

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  158. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    In another, recent thread, you were claiming that the media has no influence, and implied they had no particular agenda. So which is it, you pretentious twit?

    I cannot help you with either your reading comprehension issues or your general run of emotional problems.

    You are the one who is excusing obvious negligence. You’re the one who appears to be maladjusted, you creepy little twerp. By now, your odiousness has become obvious to most everyone here.

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  159. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    Aren’t you the guy who said Baltimore blacks were really nice just before they started destroying it?

    No. Most people who live there are fairly unremarkable wage-earners. You have a lumpenproletarian population that has long been inadequately policed and sequestered. It's worse now than it was 3 years ago because the police are demoralized.


    And you were there too!

    I did live there. The place has many assets inadequately husbanded, and many problems never addressed.



    I said you were impertinent and you flew into a rage.

    No, I don't do rage. I occasionally provoke it. There are some damaged people who comment here.



    You kept out of sight for a while but now you’re doing the same with white end-of-life scenarios.

    Nope. Don't remember you at all. I come and go at intervals.

    I come and go at intervals.

    Just go. And make it a long interval.

    You won’t be missed.

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  160. Kevin C. says:
    @biz
    The Trump Administration just approved an FCC rule allowing further media consolidation.

    See, another thing that makes my point.

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  161. ChrisZ says:
    @candid_observer
    It is remarkable how little one hears about Black Lives Matter as an organization and movement in the age of Trump.

    It seems to have been reduced to a hashtag, a yard sign, and a bended knee.

    Candid, these nameable protest movements are epiphenomenal; before BLM it was the Occupy movement (whose name neither I nor my teenage son could recall without effort just now), and I’m sure our fellow commenters here could draw up a whole taxonomy going back a generation or more.

    A given name seems to be the temporary public face of the eternally disaffected. Or at least it ultimately becomes that, even if it originated with a novel point to make. A few “movement leaders” ride the wave to lucrative establishment positions, but the movement overall seems to lose momentum by the sheer weight of complaints it’s made to carry. And then it’s time to move on to the next thing.

    Can you imagine anything quite as pathetic as a guy who’s still really devoted to Occupy in 2017?

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  162. Kevin C. says:
    @Vinteuil
    "One cannot build a building with the wrecking ball one uses to knock a building down. And there are plenty of tactics which work well for the Left to use against the Right, but are in turn useless for the Right to fight the Left. We cannot beat them at their own game."

    There was a Moldbug post, a few years ago, making this same point at heavenly length. And Curtis Yarvin's recent reappearance at the Shtetl-Optimized blog rubbed it in, brilliantly.

    https://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=3167

    I mean, did "Boldmug" get it right, or what?

    No, we should not despair. But we need to think a little more seriously about what we're up against.

    No, we should not despair.

    Why not?

    And, the point isn’t that insightful, really. It’s a basic of strategy back to at least Sun-Tsu: attack the enemy where you are strong and he is weak, not where you are weak and he is strongest. Trying to beat the Left at their own game is fighting the enemy where he’s strongest.

    But what domain is there where we are strong, and the left is weak? Because I don’t see one. And no, “force of arms” is not it. I’ve made the point before via comparison to Medieval peasant rebellions, and citations to Max Boot on guerrilla warfare. The civilian arms the 2nd Am. allows us are the modern equivalent of a peasant’s pitchforks and torches. What matters is the professional military, and even if the rank-and-file may be mostly recruited from amongst us deplorables (though I’ve read that more and more military are second or third generation military, on their way to becoming a separate military caste), it seems pretty clear to me that the Left holds the leash pretty tightly. Not to mention at the street-fighting level, the Left has the advantages of experience and organization (see David Z. Hines’s recent writings).

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    Why not?
     
    Because despair has no benefits! Obviously!
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  163. AndyC says:

    Factism is racism.

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  164. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Kevin C.

    I really hope there is some sort of recourse for this
     
    There isn't. All hope is false. There is naught but despair. All is lost.

    There isn’t. All hope is false. There is naught but despair. All is lost.

    It isn’t over until we say it’s over.

    As Bob Whitaker used to say, all politics is between two groups of whites.

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    As Bob Whitaker used to say, all politics is between two groups of whites.
     
    And one group has all the real, institutional and cultural power. The other is utterly powerless.
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  165. Kevin C. says:
    @Almost Missouri
    At least this defeatist comment has some actual substance.

    Yes, somewhere down the chain of command there are obstructionists. Does that mean you surrender to them, or does that mean find a way around/over/through them?

    Not every one has to be fired. Simply reassign unfireable obstructors to something harmless and bring in someone effective to do the real job, even if it means making parallel offices somewhere else. Big orgs do these end runs all the time.

    Escalation is good. If the system won't work properly, make it break. When it's broken, burn it down and make new. If things get kinetic, well, we all know who's better prepared for that.

    Yes, somewhere down the chain of command there are obstructionists. Does that mean you surrender to them, or does that mean find a way around/over/through them?

    Again, read Foseti, research the Fed bureaucracies. They’re >90% Lefty. The “obstructionists” aren’t just a handful of folks here or there “somewhere down the chain of command”; they’re the majority, by far, of that chain of command.

    Not every one has to be fired. Simply reassign unfireable obstructors to something harmless

    Except there aren’t that many Federal positions that are truly “harmless”, and definitely not enough, as the “unfireable obstructors” make up at least 2/3 of Fed employees. Do you really think there’s enough “harmless” things to reassign that much of the bureaucracy to? Plus, research what it actually takes to reassign Fed employees. It may be less difficult than firing them, but it’s still far from easy.

    and bring in someone effective to do the real job,

    Again, research how Federal hiring actually works, and what it takes to bring someone in, especially someone “effective” who isn’t already thoroughly indoctrinated into Leftism by Academia.

    even if it means making parallel offices somewhere else.

    Again, research what it actually takes to create, fund, and staff new Federal Gov. offices like these “parallel offices” would be.

    Big orgs do these end runs all the time.

    Big orgs in the private sector. The Federal Government is very different; the laws and rules are different. Do the research (like I have). You’ll find the system is set up to very much inhibit things like this, and the mass that you need to do an “end run” around is too big (again, 2/3 of FedGov is the low-end estimate).

    Escalation is good. If the system won’t work properly, make it break. When it’s broken, burn it down and make new.

    Except that the system the Left has made is more resilient — harder for us to break — than you give it credit for, at least partially due to the decentralized dynamics of Leftism. Yes, their worldview is insane, incompatible in the long term with reality and human nature. But in the long term, we’re all dead; there’s a lot of ruin in a nation; the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. There’s plenty of civilizational “seed corn” that can be looted to prop up the Left. Yes, eventually their system will collapse… and irreversibly take all of human civilization with it. Because nothing less than civilizational collapse is powerful enough to take the Left down.

    Not to mention, rebuilding from the ashes of civilizational collapse is far easier said than done, and due to depletion of the readily-available “low hanging fruit” resources, the Industrial Revolution can never be repeated.

    If things get kinetic, well, we all know who’s better prepared for that.

    Yes, the Left, hands down, as David Z Hines has thoroughly explained here, here, and here. We may have more (civilian) guns, but they have the organization.

    Or to quote Hines from here:

    That’s what movements are about: gaining power. Movements don’t just happen. And they’re not the product of orders from on high, or rent-a-protestors paid out of somebody’s checkbook. They’re the product of a lot of people doing a lot of hard work over a very long time.

    Righties don’t want to believe that. Thus, the same old horseshit: “oh it’s all George Soros.” “Oh we don’t get turnout for protests because we all have jobs.” “Oh we’d win a Second Civil War in five minutes anyway because the Lefties are wusses and we’ve got all the guns.”

    It can’t possibly be that there’s work we need to do, work that we’ve been neglecting because we don’t understand how it works and we’re lazy. That’s unthinkable.

    Well, think it. Because it’s true.

    Some Righties talk about the idea of a post-political world — the idea that a system with less citizen input, on the continuum from Singapore to monarchy or neocameralism — would be more stable. But in a world without elections, there would still be shifts in power. It’s just that the mechanisms by which power shifts wouldn’t have occasional moments of relative transparency. And those circumstances, I hate to tell you, favor the Left: look at how often the Right wins elections but doesn’t get what it wants, while the Left doesn’t win as many elections and gets what it wants anyway. Leftist organizers are some of the most important political figures in the country. I didn’t vote for them, did you?

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    Were you this gloomy during the Obama administration? Or did you wait till after the Trumpening to go full defeatist?

    To respond to the substance of your comment:

    Yes, I know the majority of Feds are contra-American. They are also mostly ineffective and useless. So rendering them harmless is not actually a big leap. Probably the easiest way is just making them adhere to every last iota of their rules and regulations (Alinsky-style).

    A parallel office does not have to be big. Indeed, small teams are more effective. The British ruled India with a tiny Colonial Office of only a few hundred men. The Fed bureacracy's enormity is a symptom of its ineffectiveness, not potency.

    I'm familiar with, like and admire David Hines's writing, and I read those cited works some time ago. I happen to think he is wrong on this, though his arguments are good and amusingly presented. The short version of Hines is that the Left is better at exploiting systems. This is true, but in a breakdown situation there is, by definition, less system-age to exploit. And things that the Left is bad at, mano-a-mano, logistics, authenticity, come to the fore.

    Yes, rebuilding is difficult, but if you really believe that doom is certain with the status quo, then rebuilding is much easier than certain doom.

    By the way, is it possible you have some kind of medical condition? I'm not being snarky, I just have never seen anyone not a double agent put so much intelligent effort into spreading despondence and malaise into the side he claims to uphold.
    , @Ian M.

    Yes, eventually their system will collapse… and irreversibly take all of human civilization with it. Because nothing less than civilizational collapse is powerful enough to take the Left down.
     
    Yes. Or God.
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  166. Kevin C. says:
    @Anonymous

    There isn’t. All hope is false. There is naught but despair. All is lost.
     
    It isn't over until we say it's over.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8lT1o0sDwI


    As Bob Whitaker used to say, all politics is between two groups of whites.

    As Bob Whitaker used to say, all politics is between two groups of whites.

    And one group has all the real, institutional and cultural power. The other is utterly powerless.

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  167. @Samuel Skinner
    Consider this- are they still pulling down statues? Or did the Nazis with tiki torches stop them?

    They’re still doing it.

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  168. @Kevin C.

    No, we should not despair.
     
    Why not?

    And, the point isn't that insightful, really. It's a basic of strategy back to at least Sun-Tsu: attack the enemy where you are strong and he is weak, not where you are weak and he is strongest. Trying to beat the Left at their own game is fighting the enemy where he's strongest.

    But what domain is there where we are strong, and the left is weak? Because I don't see one. And no, "force of arms" is not it. I've made the point before via comparison to Medieval peasant rebellions, and citations to Max Boot on guerrilla warfare. The civilian arms the 2nd Am. allows us are the modern equivalent of a peasant's pitchforks and torches. What matters is the professional military, and even if the rank-and-file may be mostly recruited from amongst us deplorables (though I've read that more and more military are second or third generation military, on their way to becoming a separate military caste), it seems pretty clear to me that the Left holds the leash pretty tightly. Not to mention at the street-fighting level, the Left has the advantages of experience and organization (see David Z. Hines's recent writings).

    Why not?

    Because despair has no benefits! Obviously!

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    What about the benefit of not wasting time, energy, and irreplacable resources on futile projects that cannot possibly succeed. To quote one John Schilling,

    And there is no problem so bad, so desperately in need of a solution, that it cannot be made worse by squandering limited resources on a plan that cannot work.
     
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  169. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    No, it is not terribly clear what it is they are laughing about. That has nothing to do with me.

    Perhaps you never notice what people are laughing at being yourself a dull and humorless drone. Here’s a hint………………..they were laughing at you.

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    What I noticed is that in this thread you've uttered one lie and tossed five gratuitous insults (one of which you elected to repeat verbatim). But somehow I'm the 'maladjusted, creepy little twerp'.
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  170. Kevin C. says:
    @ben tillman

    Why not?
     
    Because despair has no benefits! Obviously!

    What about the benefit of not wasting time, energy, and irreplacable resources on futile projects that cannot possibly succeed. To quote one John Schilling,

    And there is no problem so bad, so desperately in need of a solution, that it cannot be made worse by squandering limited resources on a plan that cannot work.

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    There is no project other than survival on which resources can be expended.
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  171. Kevin C. says:
    @Samuel Skinner
    Consider this- are they still pulling down statues? Or did the Nazis with tiki torches stop them?

    Well, Charlottesville was August 11–12. Let’s see what happened afterwards:

    August 14:
    -Durham, North Carolina: Old Durham County Courthouse statue pulled down by protesters.

    August 15:
    -St. Petersburg, Florida: marker for the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway (erected on January 22, 1939) was removed.

    -Nashville, Tennessee: Confederate Memorial Hall, Vanderbilt University, renamed Memorial Hall.

    -Montreal, Quebec, Canada: plaque (1957) in Hudson’s Bay Company store commemorating Jefferson Davis’ brief stay in the city removed.

    August 16:
    -Baltimore, Maryland: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Spirit of the Confederacy), Mount Royal Avenue; Confederate Women’s Monument, Charles Street and University Parkway; Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson Monument, opposite the Baltimore Museum of Art, and a recasting (copy) of the Annapolis statue of Chief Justice Roger Taney (see below) all removed.

    -Brooklyn, New York City, New York: Episcopal Diocese of Long Island removed 1912 plaque from a tree Robert E. Lee planted between 1842 and 1847, and a marker erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1935. Governor Andrew Cuomo also asked the secretary of the US Army to rename streets in Brooklyn’s Fort Hamilton section named for Lee and Jackson.

    -The Bronx, New York City, New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered removal of busts of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College.

    -Los Angeles, California: Large stone monument commemorating Confederate veterans removed from Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

    -San Diege, California: plaque honoring Jefferson Davis removed from downtown part.

    August 17:
    -Lexington, Kentucky: city council approves removal of statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge, with actual removal occuring October 18.

    -Madison, Wisconsin: plaque dedicated to the buried Confederate soldiers at Forest Hill Cemetery (which contains the remains of more than 100 Confederate soldiers who died as prisoners of war at nearby Camp Randall) was removed on the order of mayor Paul Soglin. Larger stone monument listing the names of the deceased was also ordered removed, but removal postponed until logistics could be worked out.

    -Franklin, Ohio: Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee roadside plaque removed.

    August 18:
    -Daytona Beach, Florida: city manager made the decision, without public input, to remove three plaques from Riverfront Park that honored Confederate veterans.

    -Annapolis, Maryland: Statue of Chief Justice of the United States Roger Taney, first Catholic (and first non-Protestant) Supreme Court Justice — not a Confederate — removed for being author of the Dred Scott decision.

    -Helena, Montana: Confederate Memorial Fountain removed after City Council voted to remove it the day before.

    -Worthington, Ohio: Ohio state historical marker outside the home where CSA Brigadier General Roswell S. Ripley was born removed.

    -Arlington, Texas: Six Flags Over Texas theme park removed Stars and Bars Confederate Flag, after flying it for 56 years along with the flags of the other countries that Texas has been part of.

    -Bellingham, Washington: Sign erected in 1920 commemorating Pickett Bridge, was removed, as were signs leading to Pickett House.

    August 19:
    -Durham, North Carolina: Duke University removes a statue of Robert E. Lee from the entrance to the university chapel.

    -Brunswick, Maine: Bowdoin College announces removal of Confederate plaque.

    August 20-21:
    -Austin, Texas: University of Texas removed statues of Robert E. Lee and two other Confederate leaders.

    August 22:
    -Bradenton, Florida: the Manatee County Commission voted 4–3 to move the Confederate monument in front of the county courthouse to storage.

    -West Palm Beach, Florida: Confederate monument, Woodlawn Cemetery (1941) removed and placed in storage by order of Mayor Jeri Muoio.

    -Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland: Howard County Courthouse Confederate Monument removed.

    -Columbus, Ohio: statue on top of Camp Chase Cemetery’s Confederate Soldier Memorial toppled and decapitated by vandals.

    August 24:
    -Athens, Georgia: portrait of Robert E. Lee was removed from a building on the campus of the University of Georgia by the Demosthenian Literary Society.

    -Bradenton, Florida: Confederate soldiers memorial obelisk (in place for over 90 years) removed, broken by workers in process.

    August 25:
    -Lynchburg, Virginia: statue of Confederate soldier (and early donor) George Morgan Jones removed from the campus of Randolph College.

    -Kansas City, Missouri: United Daughters of the Confederacy Monument on Ward Parkway removed.

    September 1:
    -San Antonio, Texas: Confederate Soldiers’ Monument, dedicated April 28, 1899, located in Travis Park removed overnight.

    September 5:
    -Washington, DC: National Cathedral voted to take down two stained-glass windows of Confederate Generals Lee and Jackson.

    September 6:
    -Charlottesville, Virginia: City Council voted to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson from Emancipation Park.

    September 14:
    -Dallas, Texas: Robert E. Lee Statue (1936) located in Lee Park removed; Lee park temporarily renamed “Oak Lawn Park” until a permanent name can be approved.

    September 21:
    -Nashville, Tennessee: Ryman Auditorium quietly moved a sign hanging from venue’s upper level reading “1897 Confederate Gallery,” honoring 1897 reunion of Confederate veterans at the Ryman.

    October 2017:
    -San Antonio, Texas: Robert E. Lee High School renamed “Legacy of Education Excellence” (LEE) High School.

    October 2:
    -Fort Warren, Massachusetts: removal of memorial to 13 Confederate prisoners who died in captivity announced.

    -Clark County, Washington (which includes Vancouver): Clark County Historic Preservation Commission voted to remove the granite highway marker at Jefferson Davis Park (outside Ridgefield) from its local heritage list

    October 17:
    -Jackson, Mississippi: announcement that Jefferson Davis Magnet IB School will be renamed “Barack Obama Magnet IB School”.

    October 29:
    -Alexandria, Virginia: Christ Church announced that will remove plaques (1870) to Robert E. Lee and George Washington, both of whom were parishioners.

    November 19:
    -Alexandria, Virginia: Portrait of Lee quietly removed from City Council chambers (relocated to local history museum).

    So it looks like the “Nazis with tiki torches” mostly ‘succeeded’ in prompting a spike of removals in “retaliation”, followed by the subsequent removals, still ongoing, being carried out much more quietly, quickly, and often at night, so as to inhibit any further large protests.

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  172. Kevin C. says:
    @Samuel Skinner
    Separation and secession won't work. Consider the Jews. There is over a thousand years of people complaining about how much the Jews suck, how they will screw you over if they have the chance and how they are fundamentally not like Christians. And yet people gave them power. This seems impossible to reconcile until you realize the former is the reason for the latter- the more Jews are horrible people, the more the elite is incentivized to give them power to screw you over. Of course since complaining about the King is treason, people focus on the Jews.

    Bloodly Shovel talks about 'biological leninism' which applies here. The problem with power is that you need loyal underlings who won't betray you and seize it for themselves; inevitably power falls to individuals who solve this problem. The traditional method was hereditary rule and military force which is self explanatory.

    We don't use those. The solution is one countless totalitarian governments have used in the past- have underlings who are less competent then you. The communists justified this as hiring workers and peasants who were unfairly discriminated against. The problem is that some peasants are actually competent and think they deserve their job and so there is still power struggles and purges. Our leaders have come up with a new solution- justify it on the grounds of 'history of oppression'. The grounds for oppression of course are 'denied power because they are insanely incompetent' with the elite punishing people for pointing out the latter.

    This insures the underlings are loyal and the system functions. The system being 'keep the people screwing everyone over in power'.

    We need a King, a Furher, a Comrade Chairmen- someone securely in power who doesn't have to appoint incompetents or make people believe nonsense in order to justify they power grab. The current situation will continue to get worse until we get one or society implodes. Probably the latter.

    We need a King, a Furher, a Comrade Chairmen- someone securely in power who doesn’t have to appoint incompetents or make people believe nonsense in order to justify they power grab. The current situation will continue to get worse until we get one or society implodes. Probably the latter.

    Yes, exactly this.

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  173. Kevin C. says:
    @jack daniels
    Everybody complains about the liberal media but nobody ever does anything about it. The transition from print and broadcast to the internet gives us a huge opportunity to fix things. We need to fight for non-censorship and non-oligopoly and try to establish viable channels of our own, complete with hardware, software, and diverse fare. The easier availability of news and the ease with which music and graphical content can be created on PCs is rapidly taking away our excuses. Now get down to it or shut up!

    I swear I often think the whole point of being a conservative is to whine -- when not sucking one's thumb.

    Everybody complains about the liberal media but nobody ever does anything about it.

    Because there’s nothing we can do about it.

    The transition from print and broadcast to the internet gives us a huge opportunity to fix things.

    No, it doesn’t. Look at what’s happened to Stormfront and others. Look at Paypal, Patreon, Twitter, etc.; and at attempts to create “parallel institutions” like gab.ai or Hatreon. Look at the Chinese internet. There’s no “parallel” network we can create, that they cannot shut down. Any network must connect people either via the wires (owned by ISPs), or via wireless (and the FCC owns the airwaves), both of which give the State final leverage. And encryption? Try outmatching the NSA there.

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  174. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    How many of those '43 years in nursing' were spent as a working nurse? (She's an instructor). How many were spent working in long term care? How many family members has she she had ensconced in long term care?

    How many of those ’43 years in nursing’ were spent as a working nurse?

    How many years have you spent as a working nurse, idiot?

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  175. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    Besides being utterly unself aware and blatantly dishonest in your usual comments, you really are a despicable, cold-hearted SOB to attribute a White man’s murder by criminally dishonest and sadistic Negroes to the trope that “old sick people die every day so “professionals” must be forgiven for being jaundiced.”

    I've responded to a half dozen people too hostile and obtuse to understand my fairly simple point. Right now you're giving me some education as to what's really bothering them.

    We are hostile towards you because you are a loathsome, contemptible ninny.

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  176. @Kevin C.

    Yes, somewhere down the chain of command there are obstructionists. Does that mean you surrender to them, or does that mean find a way around/over/through them?
     
    Again, read Foseti, research the Fed bureaucracies. They're >90% Lefty. The "obstructionists" aren't just a handful of folks here or there "somewhere down the chain of command"; they're the majority, by far, of that chain of command.

    Not every one has to be fired. Simply reassign unfireable obstructors to something harmless
     
    Except there aren't that many Federal positions that are truly "harmless", and definitely not enough, as the "unfireable obstructors" make up at least 2/3 of Fed employees. Do you really think there's enough "harmless" things to reassign that much of the bureaucracy to? Plus, research what it actually takes to reassign Fed employees. It may be less difficult than firing them, but it's still far from easy.

    and bring in someone effective to do the real job,
     
    Again, research how Federal hiring actually works, and what it takes to bring someone in, especially someone "effective" who isn't already thoroughly indoctrinated into Leftism by Academia.

    even if it means making parallel offices somewhere else.
     
    Again, research what it actually takes to create, fund, and staff new Federal Gov. offices like these "parallel offices" would be.

    Big orgs do these end runs all the time.
     
    Big orgs in the private sector. The Federal Government is very different; the laws and rules are different. Do the research (like I have). You'll find the system is set up to very much inhibit things like this, and the mass that you need to do an "end run" around is too big (again, 2/3 of FedGov is the low-end estimate).

    Escalation is good. If the system won’t work properly, make it break. When it’s broken, burn it down and make new.
     
    Except that the system the Left has made is more resilient — harder for us to break — than you give it credit for, at least partially due to the decentralized dynamics of Leftism. Yes, their worldview is insane, incompatible in the long term with reality and human nature. But in the long term, we're all dead; there's a lot of ruin in a nation; the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. There's plenty of civilizational "seed corn" that can be looted to prop up the Left. Yes, eventually their system will collapse… and irreversibly take all of human civilization with it. Because nothing less than civilizational collapse is powerful enough to take the Left down.

    Not to mention, rebuilding from the ashes of civilizational collapse is far easier said than done, and due to depletion of the readily-available "low hanging fruit" resources, the Industrial Revolution can never be repeated.

    If things get kinetic, well, we all know who’s better prepared for that.
     
    Yes, the Left, hands down, as David Z Hines has thoroughly explained here, here, and here. We may have more (civilian) guns, but they have the organization.

    Or to quote Hines from here:

    That’s what movements are about: gaining power. Movements don’t just happen. And they’re not the product of orders from on high, or rent-a-protestors paid out of somebody’s checkbook. They’re the product of a lot of people doing a lot of hard work over a very long time.

    Righties don’t want to believe that. Thus, the same old horseshit: “oh it’s all George Soros.” “Oh we don’t get turnout for protests because we all have jobs.” “Oh we’d win a Second Civil War in five minutes anyway because the Lefties are wusses and we’ve got all the guns.”

    It can’t possibly be that there’s work we need to do, work that we’ve been neglecting because we don’t understand how it works and we’re lazy. That’s unthinkable.

    Well, think it. Because it’s true.

    Some Righties talk about the idea of a post-political world — the idea that a system with less citizen input, on the continuum from Singapore to monarchy or neocameralism — would be more stable. But in a world without elections, there would still be shifts in power. It’s just that the mechanisms by which power shifts wouldn’t have occasional moments of relative transparency. And those circumstances, I hate to tell you, favor the Left: look at how often the Right wins elections but doesn’t get what it wants, while the Left doesn’t win as many elections and gets what it wants anyway. Leftist organizers are some of the most important political figures in the country. I didn’t vote for them, did you?
     

    Were you this gloomy during the Obama administration? Or did you wait till after the Trumpening to go full defeatist?

    To respond to the substance of your comment:

    Yes, I know the majority of Feds are contra-American. They are also mostly ineffective and useless. So rendering them harmless is not actually a big leap. Probably the easiest way is just making them adhere to every last iota of their rules and regulations (Alinsky-style).

    A parallel office does not have to be big. Indeed, small teams are more effective. The British ruled India with a tiny Colonial Office of only a few hundred men. The Fed bureacracy’s enormity is a symptom of its ineffectiveness, not potency.

    I’m familiar with, like and admire David Hines’s writing, and I read those cited works some time ago. I happen to think he is wrong on this, though his arguments are good and amusingly presented. The short version of Hines is that the Left is better at exploiting systems. This is true, but in a breakdown situation there is, by definition, less system-age to exploit. And things that the Left is bad at, mano-a-mano, logistics, authenticity, come to the fore.

    Yes, rebuilding is difficult, but if you really believe that doom is certain with the status quo, then rebuilding is much easier than certain doom.

    By the way, is it possible you have some kind of medical condition? I’m not being snarky, I just have never seen anyone not a double agent put so much intelligent effort into spreading despondence and malaise into the side he claims to uphold.

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    You don't get Kevin's point. You are thinking of the Left as a faction. The left is not a faction- the left is not Jews, the left is not Marxists, the left is not feminists. The left is no single group of people nor is it any number of people combined together.

    Leftism is a tactic to gain power. If you try to combat the left using your methods you will find your 'allies' will turn on you because they can get power by screwing you over.
    , @Kevin C.

    Were you this gloomy during the Obama administration?
     
    Worse.

    By the way, is it possible you have some kind of medical condition?
     
    Clinical depression. This is me on antidepressants — you should consider what I'm like without them.
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  177. @Almost Missouri
    Were you this gloomy during the Obama administration? Or did you wait till after the Trumpening to go full defeatist?

    To respond to the substance of your comment:

    Yes, I know the majority of Feds are contra-American. They are also mostly ineffective and useless. So rendering them harmless is not actually a big leap. Probably the easiest way is just making them adhere to every last iota of their rules and regulations (Alinsky-style).

    A parallel office does not have to be big. Indeed, small teams are more effective. The British ruled India with a tiny Colonial Office of only a few hundred men. The Fed bureacracy's enormity is a symptom of its ineffectiveness, not potency.

    I'm familiar with, like and admire David Hines's writing, and I read those cited works some time ago. I happen to think he is wrong on this, though his arguments are good and amusingly presented. The short version of Hines is that the Left is better at exploiting systems. This is true, but in a breakdown situation there is, by definition, less system-age to exploit. And things that the Left is bad at, mano-a-mano, logistics, authenticity, come to the fore.

    Yes, rebuilding is difficult, but if you really believe that doom is certain with the status quo, then rebuilding is much easier than certain doom.

    By the way, is it possible you have some kind of medical condition? I'm not being snarky, I just have never seen anyone not a double agent put so much intelligent effort into spreading despondence and malaise into the side he claims to uphold.

    You don’t get Kevin’s point. You are thinking of the Left as a faction. The left is not a faction- the left is not Jews, the left is not Marxists, the left is not feminists. The left is no single group of people nor is it any number of people combined together.

    Leftism is a tactic to gain power. If you try to combat the left using your methods you will find your ‘allies’ will turn on you because they can get power by screwing you over.

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  178. Art Deco says:
    @Anon

    How many of those ’43 years in nursing’ were spent as a working nurse?
     
    More than yours?

    http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e558wbbtdd787637&llr=w5ok5diab#elaineharris


    too hostile and obtuse
     
    Well, I may have been obtuse, though I'm inclined to doubt it, but "hostile"? Please explain.

    More than yours?

    That capsule does not list any years as a working nurse. It lists a a certificate in ‘critical care nursing’, which suggests training in lushly staffed intensive care units.

    Please explain.

    No need.

    The ‘I’ve ever seen’ from that woman does not ring true. FWIW, I’ve been employed in hospitals, been an inpatient and an emergency room patient, had relatives in patient for all manner of ailments, and had relatives in both rehabilitation and long-term care. With that limited exposure, the slow response time doesn’t surprise me terribly, and I might have seen a distressed patient left unattended for an hour. That doesn’t mean they did not do a half-dozen stupid or deplorable things looking after that man; the video as is makes them appear skill-bereft. They lied in depositions indubitalby for the usual reasons people lie.

    That the nurses are black and the man a white veteran is inconsequential in context, but it’s of intense interest to people commenting here.

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    "That the nurses are black and the man a white veteran is inconsequential in context, but it's of intense interest to people commenting here."

    The context is totally consequential. Black people often react like this when white people are victims of black on white murder. Not always, but worse than this has occurred.

    And if it is of "intense interest to people commenting here," what happened is of complete indifference to the kind of liberal who boasts of their "compassion."
    , @Mr. Anon

    That the nurses are black and the man a white veteran is inconsequential in context, but it’s of intense interest to people commenting here.
     
    You really are stupid, aren't you. How some black people feel about white people is hardly "inconsequential" when they have power over those white people.

    You should get out of your library more often, Art.
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  179. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/28/colon-rectal-cancers-millennials-generation-x/98483844/

    More lack of accountability.

    Homo Agenda deems it bad taste to sound any negative alarm about homo behavior.

    So, we should teach even young kids that anal-stuff is good and healthy, the new normal.

    An entire generation grew up with this porny propaganda.

    Since it’s good enough for homos, it must be good for straights too. And then, magazines like Cosmo even recommend ‘pegging’ for men. Women with dildos should penetrate men’s behind.

    No accountability from the media.

    And no accountability from the medical institution about Opiods.

    And Wall Street never admitted to what it did as it got massive bailouts in 2009.

    Just find a way to blame it all on… ‘white privilege’, the whitegoat.

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  180. @Art Deco
    More than yours?

    That capsule does not list any years as a working nurse. It lists a a certificate in 'critical care nursing', which suggests training in lushly staffed intensive care units.


    Please explain.

    No need.


    The 'I've ever seen' from that woman does not ring true. FWIW, I've been employed in hospitals, been an inpatient and an emergency room patient, had relatives in patient for all manner of ailments, and had relatives in both rehabilitation and long-term care. With that limited exposure, the slow response time doesn't surprise me terribly, and I might have seen a distressed patient left unattended for an hour. That doesn't mean they did not do a half-dozen stupid or deplorable things looking after that man; the video as is makes them appear skill-bereft. They lied in depositions indubitalby for the usual reasons people lie.

    That the nurses are black and the man a white veteran is inconsequential in context, but it's of intense interest to people commenting here.

    “That the nurses are black and the man a white veteran is inconsequential in context, but it’s of intense interest to people commenting here.”

    The context is totally consequential. Black people often react like this when white people are victims of black on white murder. Not always, but worse than this has occurred.

    And if it is of “intense interest to people commenting here,” what happened is of complete indifference to the kind of liberal who boasts of their “compassion.”

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    Black people often react like that when white people are victims of black on white murder.

    Again, the issue of your imagination is interesting to you, not to me or to too many others.
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  181. I’m flattered, glad you liked my comment. I’ve been reading this blog for years.

    Unz.com keeps me sane. It’s my go-to place for expressing certain thoughts, and finding people who are on my wavelength.

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  182. Art Deco says:
    @David In TN
    "That the nurses are black and the man a white veteran is inconsequential in context, but it's of intense interest to people commenting here."

    The context is totally consequential. Black people often react like this when white people are victims of black on white murder. Not always, but worse than this has occurred.

    And if it is of "intense interest to people commenting here," what happened is of complete indifference to the kind of liberal who boasts of their "compassion."

    Black people often react like that when white people are victims of black on white murder.

    Again, the issue of your imagination is interesting to you, not to me or to too many others.

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  183. Art Deco says:
    @Mr. Anon
    Perhaps you never notice what people are laughing at being yourself a dull and humorless drone. Here's a hint....................they were laughing at you.

    What I noticed is that in this thread you’ve uttered one lie and tossed five gratuitous insults (one of which you elected to repeat verbatim). But somehow I’m the ‘maladjusted, creepy little twerp’.

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    What I noticed is that in this thread you’ve uttered one lie and tossed five gratuitous insults (one of which you elected to repeat verbatim).
     
    I didn’t utter any lies; that is your stock-in-trade. And as to insults – they are hardly gratuitous. You’ve earned them.

    But somehow I’m the ‘maladjusted, creepy little twerp’.
     
    Yes, you are a maladjusted, creepy little twerp, in addition to being an insufferable, pedantic prig. That you are oblivious to it can only be down to your obtuseness. It is obvious to everyone here.
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  184. Mr. Anon says:

    What I noticed is that in this thread you’ve uttered one lie and tossed five gratuitous insults (one of which you elected to repeat verbatim).

    I didn’t utter any lies; that is your stock-in-trade. And as to insults – they are hardly gratuitous. You’ve earned them.

    <blockquote But somehow I’m the ‘maladjusted, creepy little twerp’.

    Yes, you are a creepy little twerp. In addition to being an insufferable, pedantic prig. That you are oblivious to it can only be down to your obtuseness. It is obvious to everyone here.

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  185. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    More than yours?

    That capsule does not list any years as a working nurse. It lists a a certificate in 'critical care nursing', which suggests training in lushly staffed intensive care units.


    Please explain.

    No need.


    The 'I've ever seen' from that woman does not ring true. FWIW, I've been employed in hospitals, been an inpatient and an emergency room patient, had relatives in patient for all manner of ailments, and had relatives in both rehabilitation and long-term care. With that limited exposure, the slow response time doesn't surprise me terribly, and I might have seen a distressed patient left unattended for an hour. That doesn't mean they did not do a half-dozen stupid or deplorable things looking after that man; the video as is makes them appear skill-bereft. They lied in depositions indubitalby for the usual reasons people lie.

    That the nurses are black and the man a white veteran is inconsequential in context, but it's of intense interest to people commenting here.

    That the nurses are black and the man a white veteran is inconsequential in context, but it’s of intense interest to people commenting here.

    You really are stupid, aren’t you. How some black people feel about white people is hardly “inconsequential” when they have power over those white people.

    You should get out of your library more often, Art.

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  186. Kevin C. says:
    @Almost Missouri
    Were you this gloomy during the Obama administration? Or did you wait till after the Trumpening to go full defeatist?

    To respond to the substance of your comment:

    Yes, I know the majority of Feds are contra-American. They are also mostly ineffective and useless. So rendering them harmless is not actually a big leap. Probably the easiest way is just making them adhere to every last iota of their rules and regulations (Alinsky-style).

    A parallel office does not have to be big. Indeed, small teams are more effective. The British ruled India with a tiny Colonial Office of only a few hundred men. The Fed bureacracy's enormity is a symptom of its ineffectiveness, not potency.

    I'm familiar with, like and admire David Hines's writing, and I read those cited works some time ago. I happen to think he is wrong on this, though his arguments are good and amusingly presented. The short version of Hines is that the Left is better at exploiting systems. This is true, but in a breakdown situation there is, by definition, less system-age to exploit. And things that the Left is bad at, mano-a-mano, logistics, authenticity, come to the fore.

    Yes, rebuilding is difficult, but if you really believe that doom is certain with the status quo, then rebuilding is much easier than certain doom.

    By the way, is it possible you have some kind of medical condition? I'm not being snarky, I just have never seen anyone not a double agent put so much intelligent effort into spreading despondence and malaise into the side he claims to uphold.

    Were you this gloomy during the Obama administration?

    Worse.

    By the way, is it possible you have some kind of medical condition?

    Clinical depression. This is me on antidepressants — you should consider what I’m like without them.

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    Lol. Okay.

    Good luck and best wishes. Seriously.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Just a thought ... feel free to say no.

    Since I brought up the double agent angle and you're so good at doom and gloom, what if you were to parachute behind enemy lines and preach to the unconverted (i.e., leftists). That way you can indulge your (presumably) therapeutic need to embrace defeatism, while still serving your country, goodness, truth and beauty.

    How 'bout it?

    Outmaneuver out the Left and depression at the same time!
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  187. @Kevin C.

    Were you this gloomy during the Obama administration?
     
    Worse.

    By the way, is it possible you have some kind of medical condition?
     
    Clinical depression. This is me on antidepressants — you should consider what I'm like without them.

    Lol. Okay.

    Good luck and best wishes. Seriously.

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  188. @Kevin C.

    Were you this gloomy during the Obama administration?
     
    Worse.

    By the way, is it possible you have some kind of medical condition?
     
    Clinical depression. This is me on antidepressants — you should consider what I'm like without them.

    Just a thought … feel free to say no.

    Since I brought up the double agent angle and you’re so good at doom and gloom, what if you were to parachute behind enemy lines and preach to the unconverted (i.e., leftists). That way you can indulge your (presumably) therapeutic need to embrace defeatism, while still serving your country, goodness, truth and beauty.

    How ’bout it?

    Outmaneuver out the Left and depression at the same time!

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    I think he is hoping for signs of when things begin to shift. Whites pulling out of the economy, the dollar losing its value as the reserve currency, Trump beginning the liquidation of enemies, China surging forth. Can't get that by constantly being sunny.
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  189. @Almost Missouri
    Just a thought ... feel free to say no.

    Since I brought up the double agent angle and you're so good at doom and gloom, what if you were to parachute behind enemy lines and preach to the unconverted (i.e., leftists). That way you can indulge your (presumably) therapeutic need to embrace defeatism, while still serving your country, goodness, truth and beauty.

    How 'bout it?

    Outmaneuver out the Left and depression at the same time!

    I think he is hoping for signs of when things begin to shift. Whites pulling out of the economy, the dollar losing its value as the reserve currency, Trump beginning the liquidation of enemies, China surging forth. Can’t get that by constantly being sunny.

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  190. Mr. Anon says:
    @Art Deco
    What I noticed is that in this thread you've uttered one lie and tossed five gratuitous insults (one of which you elected to repeat verbatim). But somehow I'm the 'maladjusted, creepy little twerp'.

    What I noticed is that in this thread you’ve uttered one lie and tossed five gratuitous insults (one of which you elected to repeat verbatim).

    I didn’t utter any lies; that is your stock-in-trade. And as to insults – they are hardly gratuitous. You’ve earned them.

    But somehow I’m the ‘maladjusted, creepy little twerp’.

    Yes, you are a maladjusted, creepy little twerp, in addition to being an insufferable, pedantic prig. That you are oblivious to it can only be down to your obtuseness. It is obvious to everyone here.

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  191. Ian M. says:

    I have to wonder though, is there any hope for ever having an honest media? What’s it going to take, and what’s the strategy?

    No. There is no hope for ever having an honest media. This is because the media by its very nature is inherently liberal. Conservatives often complain about media bias and uphold the idea of media neutrality as the ideal. Sorry, media neutrality is the problem.

    Or rather, it’s that the ideal of neutrality is an illusion: there is no ‘view from nowhere’, where one can dispassionately judge the merits of both sides. Some conception of the good is always presupposed. The aspiration to neutrality ends up just smuggling in some ideology, namely, liberalism, which just is the conceit that one can be ‘neutral’ among competing conceptions of the good.

    The goal of conservatives should not be to make the media more ‘neutral’ or more conservative. It should be to destroy the media.

    And this won’t happen unless liberalism is rejected wholesale, which almost no one is prepared to do.

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  192. Ian M. says:
    @Kevin C.

    Yes, somewhere down the chain of command there are obstructionists. Does that mean you surrender to them, or does that mean find a way around/over/through them?
     
    Again, read Foseti, research the Fed bureaucracies. They're >90% Lefty. The "obstructionists" aren't just a handful of folks here or there "somewhere down the chain of command"; they're the majority, by far, of that chain of command.

    Not every one has to be fired. Simply reassign unfireable obstructors to something harmless
     
    Except there aren't that many Federal positions that are truly "harmless", and definitely not enough, as the "unfireable obstructors" make up at least 2/3 of Fed employees. Do you really think there's enough "harmless" things to reassign that much of the bureaucracy to? Plus, research what it actually takes to reassign Fed employees. It may be less difficult than firing them, but it's still far from easy.

    and bring in someone effective to do the real job,
     
    Again, research how Federal hiring actually works, and what it takes to bring someone in, especially someone "effective" who isn't already thoroughly indoctrinated into Leftism by Academia.

    even if it means making parallel offices somewhere else.
     
    Again, research what it actually takes to create, fund, and staff new Federal Gov. offices like these "parallel offices" would be.

    Big orgs do these end runs all the time.
     
    Big orgs in the private sector. The Federal Government is very different; the laws and rules are different. Do the research (like I have). You'll find the system is set up to very much inhibit things like this, and the mass that you need to do an "end run" around is too big (again, 2/3 of FedGov is the low-end estimate).

    Escalation is good. If the system won’t work properly, make it break. When it’s broken, burn it down and make new.
     
    Except that the system the Left has made is more resilient — harder for us to break — than you give it credit for, at least partially due to the decentralized dynamics of Leftism. Yes, their worldview is insane, incompatible in the long term with reality and human nature. But in the long term, we're all dead; there's a lot of ruin in a nation; the market can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent. There's plenty of civilizational "seed corn" that can be looted to prop up the Left. Yes, eventually their system will collapse… and irreversibly take all of human civilization with it. Because nothing less than civilizational collapse is powerful enough to take the Left down.

    Not to mention, rebuilding from the ashes of civilizational collapse is far easier said than done, and due to depletion of the readily-available "low hanging fruit" resources, the Industrial Revolution can never be repeated.

    If things get kinetic, well, we all know who’s better prepared for that.
     
    Yes, the Left, hands down, as David Z Hines has thoroughly explained here, here, and here. We may have more (civilian) guns, but they have the organization.

    Or to quote Hines from here:

    That’s what movements are about: gaining power. Movements don’t just happen. And they’re not the product of orders from on high, or rent-a-protestors paid out of somebody’s checkbook. They’re the product of a lot of people doing a lot of hard work over a very long time.

    Righties don’t want to believe that. Thus, the same old horseshit: “oh it’s all George Soros.” “Oh we don’t get turnout for protests because we all have jobs.” “Oh we’d win a Second Civil War in five minutes anyway because the Lefties are wusses and we’ve got all the guns.”

    It can’t possibly be that there’s work we need to do, work that we’ve been neglecting because we don’t understand how it works and we’re lazy. That’s unthinkable.

    Well, think it. Because it’s true.

    Some Righties talk about the idea of a post-political world — the idea that a system with less citizen input, on the continuum from Singapore to monarchy or neocameralism — would be more stable. But in a world without elections, there would still be shifts in power. It’s just that the mechanisms by which power shifts wouldn’t have occasional moments of relative transparency. And those circumstances, I hate to tell you, favor the Left: look at how often the Right wins elections but doesn’t get what it wants, while the Left doesn’t win as many elections and gets what it wants anyway. Leftist organizers are some of the most important political figures in the country. I didn’t vote for them, did you?
     

    Yes, eventually their system will collapse… and irreversibly take all of human civilization with it. Because nothing less than civilizational collapse is powerful enough to take the Left down.

    Yes. Or God.

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    What about the benefit of not wasting time, energy, and irreplacable resources on futile projects that cannot possibly succeed. To quote one John Schilling,

    And there is no problem so bad, so desperately in need of a solution, that it cannot be made worse by squandering limited resources on a plan that cannot work.
     

    There is no project other than survival on which resources can be expended.

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