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Here’s a new Politico article today, the thesis of which I heard on Thursday from another source:

The Happy-Go-Lucky Jewish Group That Connects Trump and Putin

Chabad, a worldwide Jewish movement, is at the center of a web of ties between the Kremlin and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
By BEN SCHRECKINGER April 09, 2017

Two decades ago, as the Russian president set about consolidating power on one side of the world, he embarked on a project to supplant his country’s existing Jewish civil society and replace it with a parallel structure loyal to him. On the other side of the world, the brash Manhattan developer was working to get a piece of the massive flows of capital that were fleeing the former Soviet Union in search of stable assets in the West, especially real estate, and seeking partners in New York with ties to the region.

Their respective ambitions led the two men—along with Trump’s future son-in-law Jared Kushner—to build a set of close, overlapping relationships in a small world that intersects on Chabad, an international Hasidic movement most people have never heard of.

Starting in 1999, Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabad’s biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would come to be known as “Putin’s rabbi.”

A few years later, Trump would seek out Russian projects and capital by joining forces with a partnership called Bayrock-Sapir, led by Soviet emigres Tevfik Arif, Felix Sater and Tamir Sapir—who maintain close ties to Chabad. …

With the help of this trans-Atlantic diaspora and some globetrotting real estate moguls, Trump Tower and Moscow’s Red Square can feel at times like part of the same tight-knit neighborhood. Now, with Trump in the Oval Office having proclaimed his desire to reorient the global order around improved U.S. relations with Putin’s government—and as the FBI probes the possibility of improper coordination between Trump associates and the Kremlin—that small world has suddenly taken on outsized importance.

Trump’s kind of Jews

Founded in Lithuania in 1775, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement today has adherents numbering in the five, or perhaps six, figures. What the movement lacks in numbers it makes up for in enthusiasm, as it is known for practicing a particularly joyous form of Judaism.

Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization of America, recalled having this trait impressed upon him during one family wedding at which the two tables occupied by his first cousins, Chabad rabbis, put the rest of the celebrants to shame. “They were dancing up a storm, these guys. I thought they were black. Instead they’re just black-hat,” Klein said, referring to their traditional Hasidic garb.

Since I haven’t posted this video in at least 24 18 hours, here are Senator Cory Booker and Rabbi Shmuley Boyteach getting joyous:

As I wrote in Taki’s Magazine back in 2014:

There’s inevitable bad blood between Russians, for whom pro-czarism is the natural political inclination (for reasons of geography and history, Russia is a backward place, so its political traditions are backward), and American Jews, whose ancestral traditions are fervently anti-czarist.

Thus, Putin’s reconstruction of a functioning Russian state after the disasters of the 1990s was inevitably going to turn out to be more or less neo-czarist. In turn, a strong Russia predictably triggered anti-pogrom alarms among American Jews. Since there aren’t actual pogroms, much of Jewish animus and angst got displaced into its 21st century proxies: neoconservatism (as in the case of the State Department’s Victoria Nuland) and gay activism (Radio Liberty’s Masha Gessen).

“Both Russians and American Jews have perfectly understandable reasons for feeling the way they do. Fortunately, this psychological disjunction needn’t lead to war or even to simple jingoism.”

Both Russians and American Jews have perfectly understandable reasons for feeling the way they do. Fortunately, this psychological disjunction needn’t lead to war or even to simple jingoism. After all, we live on different continents. Both sides ought to be able to recognize and laugh off their inevitable bigotry and malice.

The central cognitive problem for America, however, is that gentile Americans aren’t allowed to notice, much less laugh at, Jewish predilections, nor even mention the level of Jewish influence in the American media and government (e.g., Gregg Easterbrook and Rick Sanchez).

But, as I also wrote in 2014:

Russia increasingly resembles another country with similar paranoiac geopolitical attitudes and a culture that is yearly becoming less Northwest European: Israel. A rapprochement between Russia and Israeli nationalists remains unlikely, but the chances are growing. …

Russia’s adoption of the nationalist Zionist cause would likely lead the declining fraction of liberal Israelis to turn toward their enlightened cultural cousins, the natural rivals of the Russians, the richest and the most latently powerful country in Europe, the Germans. When the world went to war exactly 100 years ago, liberal Jews largely sympathized with Germany, the home of their ancestral language Yiddish and their enlightened culture. …

Therefore, perhaps, Russia and the Israel nationalist majority will espouse 19th-century Romantic nationalism, while Germany will use late 20th-century European Union postnationalism and their Jewish friends as the mild mask for German domination of Europe.

 
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  1. IHTG says:

    Anthropologically interesting part of the article:

    According to Boteach, a prominent rabbi in New Jersey and a longtime friend of Democratic Sen. Corey Booker, Chabad offers Jews a third way of relating to their religious identity. “You have three choices as a Jew,” he explained. “You can assimilate and not be very affiliated. You can be religious and Orthodox, or there’s sort of a third possibility that Chabad offers for people who don’t want to go the full Orthodox route but do want to stay on the traditional spectrum.”

    This third way may explain the affinity Trump has found with a number of Chabad enthusiasts — Jews who shun liberal reform Judaism in favor of traditionalism but are not strictly devout.

    “It’s not a surprise that Trump-minded people are involved with Chabad,” said Torossian. “Chabad is a place that tough, strong Jews feel comfortable. Chabad is a non-judgmental place where people that are not traditional and not by-the-book feel comfortable.”

    He summarized the Chabad attitude, which is less strict than the Orthodox one, as, “If you can’t keep all of the commandments, keep as many as you can.”

    Torossian, who coincidentally said he is Sater’s friend and PR rep, also explained that this balance is particularly appealing to Jews from the former Soviet Union, who appreciate its combination of traditional trappings with a lenient attitude toward observance. “All Russian Jews go to Chabad,” he said. “Russian Jews are not comfortable in a reform synagogue.”

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  2. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    The mask has dropped. Trump campaign was cloaking the neocon core in bs nationalist rhetoric.

    All difficulties with Trump’s words versus actions are solved: Trump is the biggest political liar we’ve ever seen.

    Two more shoes dropped:

    1 Ridiculous neocon Kevin Hassett

    https://ftalphaville.ft.com/2017/04/07/2187127/trump-appoints-pro-immigration-free-trader-as-cea-chair/

    2 Obama border saboteur promoted by Trump…

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-pick-lead-border-security-wins-support-obama/story?id=46654886

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  3. Randal says:

    Sheds some light on the suggestions that Kushner aligned with Bannon to oppose Trump’s Syrian idiocy this week.

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  4. Tiny Duck says:

    Can you guys feel it? The time coming when all you hold dear will be swept away?

    Its coming….

    You guys are no longer relevant

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    • Troll: IHTG
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Tiny,

    You're probably not relevant either.
    , @Stan Adams
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLgYPKbNvVE
    , @Tracy
    As long as we're armed, we're relevant, you traitorous twat.
    , @Olorin
    "Relevant"?

    Oh dear, how disappointing. Dicky Nut is a Boomer college professor.

    No, actually, I guessed that.
  5. Flip says:

    I know liberal Jews in Chicago who detest the Lubavitchers. How does Netanyahu get along with them?

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    • Replies: @Karl
    5 Flip > How does Netanyahu get along with them [the Lubavitch]?

    they do let their boys enlist in the IDF, but they're not really a political force here. Rabbis with stronger "elbows" have always been able to shove them off the Big Kids playground.... the cabinet.

    I'm no expert on the alignment-of-forces of judaists here, but it halfway looks like Chabad maintains its office here to harvest dollars from religious kids who come for the 1-2 year study-in-Israel schtick.

    Let's be clear about something: the Chabad is NOT Old Line Modern Orthodox, like Lookstein who did Ivanka's conversion.

    The religious establishment here made an exploratory press release about not recognizing Ivanka because her papers came from Lookstein; but Netanyahu read them the riot act; they folded RIGHT QUICK.

    NEtanyahu, like all his predecessors, has always been able to call the religious parties bluff (to withdraw their support during a Knesset vote-of-confidence) by threatening to turn off the tap of State funding. NEtanyahu knows that because they're's so MANY rabbis competing for votes, he can successfully divide-&-conquer, merely by putting an individual one into "redpill dread" that his camp followers would jump to another rabbi's campfires relatively quickly, once the first rabbi can no longer pay salaries, supply apartments,underwrite matchmakings, etc etc etc.
  6. utu says:

    Lubavitcher showed their loyalty to Tsar during 1812 Napoleon’s invasion of Russia. Napoleon counted on Jewish support just like in Europe where his armies were spreading emancipation of Jews. But in Russia the Jewish support did not materialize.

    So Lubavitcher unlike other Jews, eg. those participating in Bolshevik Revolution, are the obvious choice for Putin.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    They may be like the Eastern Orthodox Christians. They avoid politics.

    Part of every Sunday service includes prayers for all civil authorities and the armed forces.

    Remember that Christianity went through about 300 years of being a suspect group in ancient Rome.

    Perhaps those prayers were inserted that early.
  7. If you are not confused, you just don’t understand.

    About the only sense I can make of it is that there are a lot of people playing all the different sides against (and with) each other. It is not a “both sides of the street” deal because there are so many sides.

    When the elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.

    I just hope they don’t start a war.

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    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    Upside: Trump has signaled that he will destroy without notice. This upside is conditioned on the premise that other bullies will respect this action. Also, we have been given respite from Trump's Russian Connection.

    Downside: Destruction is generally a downside. This downside is conditioned on the premise that the destruction will not birth a greater upside.
  8. Germany faces a very bleak future and will probably see her influence decrease massively in the coming decades…she won’t dominate anything and no one will turn to her.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    I'd be more optimistic if one could persuade the ethnic Germans to have more kids. Just hitting the replacement level would be huge progress.

    At this rate, with Muslim and/or black "refugees" pouring in while Merkel does nothing, the future looks bleak indeed.
    , @snorlax
    Well, if it's any "consolation," all the other white countries (except Israel) are also facing mass third world immigration and collapsing native birthrates, and the Asian and Mestizo countries are also facing collapsing birthrates if not mass immigration. And the black and Islamic countries will never be that influential except as sources of emigrants and natural resources. So Germany's relative influence probably won't decline as much as you think.
  9. Perhaps a November 24, 2007 response of mine (at 11:23) to Inductivist about Russian immigrants having the highest total coefficient of determination among a wide range of State-level ecological variables may help shed light on the real causes of virulence.

    But it’s bad and evil to actually look at the data and figure out where to spend money on gathering more data.

    Note Inductivist’s pot-shot at my finding a State-level correlation between autism and immigrants from India to States with high per capita Finnish ancestry is an indication that he’s not quite on-board with free thought about human ecologies. I did offer comparative correlations, one of which as almost as good even though a single-variable — mother’s age at first live birth. I offered prior hypothesis (refrigerator mother) for that — and recommended very limited actions in response such as disaggregated ecological study at the county level and, pending that, people with Finnish ancestry avoiding Indian restaurants. Autism per capita is at the very bottom of the list of coefficients of determination with other variables — in stark contrast with Russian immigrants. When you have a variable like that — a variable that is almost entirely attributable to “effect” as opposed to “cause’ — and that has such profound costs associated with it, even marginally anticipated correlations that show up are to be given attention.

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  10. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Is David Duke publishing in Politico now? “A shadowy cabal of jews with dual loyalties is pulling the president’s puppet strings.”

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  11. From a Dylan Matthews piece Steve shared a couple days ago:

    “President Trump claims that refugees in general and Syrians in particular are potential terrorists — but the odds that a Syrian refugee will commit a terrorist attack in the US are absurdly small, while the odds that the same person will suffer if not allowed to enter the US are extremely high.”

    After a deluge of such articles arguing how astronomically improbable it is for a refugee to commit a terrorist attack, it now emerges that the Stockholm trucker was a rejected asylum seeker. The question now is, which narrative will be pushed in response?

    The Boston bombers narrative: “He was an asylum seeker, not a refugee. Totally different. Apples and oranges. Acid-wash and BleachBit.”

    Or the fact that his asylum application was rejected: “We have to let them in or they’ll kill us.”

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    • Replies: @Perspective

    Or the fact that his asylum application was rejected: “We have to let them in or they’ll kill us.”
     
    I have a very difficult time wrapping my head around the supposed justification for bringing in refugees from this part of the world, especially since many would be left in the war zone to begin with. There are approximately 6.5 million displaced people in and around Syria right now, if the US or some other Western country decides to bring in 30k in one year that still leaves millions of people. So what is the actual reason? Is it for virtual signalling? Continue the demographic displacement of Western people? Certainly there must be someone in the advocacy group that is able to connect the dots and conceptualize this fallacy of reasoning.
    , @Dumbo

    the odds that a Syrian refugee will commit a terrorist attack in the US are absurdly small

     

    The odds become zero if Western countries don't let them in.

    while the odds that the same person will suffer if not allowed to enter the US are extremely high

     

    The odds that I will suffer if someone doesn't give me a million dollars right away is also extremely high.
    , @Mr. Anon

    ..........the odds that a Syrian refugee will commit a terrorist attack in the US are absurdly small,...
     
    And yet, the odds that a terrorist attack in the US will be committed by a syrian refugee are much higher.
  12. Mr. Anon says:

    Since I haven’t posted this video in at least 24 hours, hears Senator Cory Booker and Rabbi Shmuley Boyteach getting joyous:

    Far from appearing “joyous”, that looks like a disturbing scene from a David Lynch movie.

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  13. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    I wonder if we could strike a deal to impeach and remove Trump and replace him with Pence with the understanding that he keep Sessions as AG and remove all the globalists from Trump’s cabinet + make Bannon the new vice president?

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    • LOL: IHTG, snorlax
    • Replies: @Dr. X

    I wonder if we could strike a deal to impeach and remove Trump and replace him with Pence with the understanding that he keep Sessions as AG and remove all the globalists from Trump’s cabinet + make Bannon the new vice president?
     
    How about Sessions as president instead?
    , @David Davenport
    I wonder if we could strike a deal to impeach and remove Trump and replace him with Pence with the understanding that he keep Sessions as AG and remove all the globalists from Trump’s cabinet + make Bannon the new vice president?

    Strike such a deal with whom? Chuckie Schumer and Elizabeth Warren?
    , @snorlax
    I'd lean towards going for that deal right now. The ideal would simply be to send Jared and Ivanka on an eight-year mission to the International Space Station.
  14. OUT: Six degrees of Kevin Bacon

    IN: Six degrees of Vladamir Putin

    *rolls eyes*

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  15. @WowJustWow
    From a Dylan Matthews piece Steve shared a couple days ago:

    "President Trump claims that refugees in general and Syrians in particular are potential terrorists — but the odds that a Syrian refugee will commit a terrorist attack in the US are absurdly small, while the odds that the same person will suffer if not allowed to enter the US are extremely high."

    After a deluge of such articles arguing how astronomically improbable it is for a refugee to commit a terrorist attack, it now emerges that the Stockholm trucker was a rejected asylum seeker. The question now is, which narrative will be pushed in response?

    The Boston bombers narrative: "He was an asylum seeker, not a refugee. Totally different. Apples and oranges. Acid-wash and BleachBit."

    Or the fact that his asylum application was rejected: "We have to let them in or they'll kill us."

    Or the fact that his asylum application was rejected: “We have to let them in or they’ll kill us.”

    I have a very difficult time wrapping my head around the supposed justification for bringing in refugees from this part of the world, especially since many would be left in the war zone to begin with. There are approximately 6.5 million displaced people in and around Syria right now, if the US or some other Western country decides to bring in 30k in one year that still leaves millions of people. So what is the actual reason? Is it for virtual signalling? Continue the demographic displacement of Western people? Certainly there must be someone in the advocacy group that is able to connect the dots and conceptualize this fallacy of reasoning.

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  16. wren says:

    Oh yes. The Schneerson library thing.

    Maybe there is a there, there to this whole thing after all.

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  17. “hears Senator Cory Booker”

    I couldn’t “hear” him over all the music, but I think “hears” is the wrong word. :)

    Cheers

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  18. Whiskey says: • Website

    All this influence seeking would be moot if the guiding principle was America First. If foreign interests like Chabad interesected and overlapped with America’s interests, no problem. And if they conflicted, they’d be over-run by the guiding desire to benefit America and Americans first.

    Sadly, we have globalism and Bush 2.5 as our foreign and domestic policy.

    St. Petersburg suffered a fairly big jihadi attack, by a Central Asian Muslim who apparently was oppressed by the lack of vowels in his name or that of his country’s name. But we are supposed to care greatly about Syrian kids, or Afghani kids, or whatever. Instead of our own.

    There is a word for this — Merkelism.

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    • Replies: @anonymous

    All this influence seeking would be moot if the guiding principle was America First.
     
    Coming from you, that's rich.
    , @Anon
    "Sadly, we have globalism and Bush 2.5 as our foreign and domestic policy."

    Trump is an American phenomenon. Even the change of the name from Drumpf to Trump is very American. Only in America, for good and ill.

    Alt Right is pissed with the recent 'betrayal', but then Trump would be nothing without betrayal. He's been about Deals, not Ideals. He's played all sides and then some. He's been all over the map his entire life. He has said everything, meant everything, meant nothing.

    He's a phony but he can sometimes get excited enough to believe in whatever he is excited about... until the thrill runs out, and then he's onto other stuff. Just look at his history with women.
    The ONLY way he could in 2016 was by connecting with the Deplorables, and their votes were indeed gold to him. But in office, they can't do him any good anymore. The power is with Congress, Deep State, Wall Street, Pentagon, and etc, and they have no use for his nationalism-than-globalism.

    Also, Trump is a promoter, a showman, a circus master. He gets bored easily when he has to do nitty gritty stuff. He needs splash, pizzazz, once in a while, so why not lob some bombs at Syria? Fireworks. A bit of Kilgore in him that will blow up a village to go surfing. He has to sow his wild oates, which he has in endless supply.

    Howard Roarks, the men of unshakable conviction, exist in fantasy. Even if they did exist in reality, they win only in fantasy. In real life, they never win. Or, their victory comes with huge price. During the Soviet Era, the Soviet government was filled with men of power and privilege. They had the connections, dachas, and caviar. Who knows or cares about any of them now? They are all forgotten. Who, from the Soviet era, looms as a giant? Solzhenitsyn, who stuck to his truth. But what price did he have to pay. Gulag, persecution, exile. In the end, he won, but most people are not willing to pay that kind of price, not least because for every Solzhenitsyn who finally triumphed, 1000 others died in silence and in vain.



    NO ONE wants to pay that kind of price. Only in the Ayn-Randian universe does a man of iron principle like Roark defy, triumph, and realize his dream easy succession. The real world belongs to Gail Wynands, Tooeys, and Keatings. Those are the three basic types in the world of wealth and power.

    Some people compared Trump to Howard Roark, but he was more like Wynand. When push comes to shove, Trump folds and goes along, just like Wynand who realizes he hasn't the will go all the way. All said and done, Wynand is all about wealth and connections. Without those, he is nothing. In contrast, Roark has the power of vision that his solid gold in his mind regardless of his condition in life. Trump is all about wealth, connections, and making deals. If he can't do that, he has nowhere to go. And besides, democratic politics is about compromise with the Power. It's not about dictatorial will, no matter noble it may be.
    Depressingly however, political compromise in the US means shilling out for the globalists. It's one thing to compromise for the good of the people but quite another when the compromise mainly serves the GLOB elites. When FDR came up with New Deal, he made compromises with labor, not with the capitalist elites. But labor isn't powerful enough to exert the kind of pressure necessary to tear Trump away from the GLOB.
    As for military guys, some of them just want ANY excuse to play ball. They see it as a sports. Any reason to play the game and fight the 'enemy'. Always a need for one.
    Or maybe, Trump is thinking of the WWII option. It's been said that WWII, more than the New Deal, ended the Great Depression. FDR's economic theory came down to creating the military-industrial complex. As the US mainland is free from attack, what does it matter if the US war machine goes into high gear and creates jobs and makes bombs to destroy other nations? Under FDR, guns were butter.

    Trump is a phenom, and he reveled in the campaign. That was his element. Entertainer, showman, comedian, provocateur, clown, big personality, salesman, demagogue, and etc. He's been promoting fights and running a TV Show. But when it comes to running something like government, he's at a loss. Trump is used to running his own businesses. Also, anything in business can be solved with money and settlements. Profits are the only thing that matters in business. In government, there are Other Interests, and some of these are tribal, ideological, and personal, and Trump cannot solve this problem by greasing hands.
    Also, Deep State are different from politicians. Trump once said politicians came to him for handouts, and that's all that most politicians or prostitucians are interested in. For them DC is Hollywood for 'ugly people'. It's their ticket to the Good Life and Respectability. But Deep State operatives, globo-tribalists, and entrenched ideologues are different. Some of them care about the power, not the money. Some of them are ideologues and grand visions. And others got more money than Trump and can't be bought.
    So, Trump must be flustered dealing with these types. They are unlike any other people he'd worked with before. They have their own agendas and try to bend Trump to their will. Money cannot solve his problems with them. And on most things, they are more informed than Trump even if they twist the facts to push the agenda, as with Syria.

    This Trump phenom is symptomatic of America as a spectacular but silly country. The US reinvents everything into a fantasy, a circus, a new religion. Mormonism is almost proto-Hollywood in its cheesy and Pirates-of-Penzance-like reinvention of the Bible. Mormonism's combination of opportunism & materialism AND puritanism & moralism is part of the kitschy delusion. Hollywood reinvented Christianity with ET with an outerspace messiah who befriends lonely children, dies, is resurrected, and returns to heaven. All the western mythology(and then some) was reinvented as STAR WARS. And the themes of revolution and radicalism of the 20th century was reinvented into a Calvin Klein fantasy of MATRIX.
    The Founding Fathers were lately reinvented as a bunch of rappers.
    So, Trump's nationalism is another fantasy, a show, a musical. It's not the real thing but a reinvention worthy for Las Vegas extravaganza. Trump has real power, but he cannot be taken seriously or soberly. He has to be approached as a Cecil B. DeMille production. He's the santa or the fake santa of nationalism, but then, is there such a thing as a real santa? Hoping for a true nationalist in Trump is like wishing that a store santa is the real thing. Given the system that allowed his rise, real nationalism is hard to come by.

    http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/125500/Donald-Trump-as-Moses-125793.jpg

    Trump pulled off a fun opening act as the would-be-Moses of the Deplorables, but the whole idea now seems rather silly. Trump as the deliverer? The man most famous for saying 'you're fired' is going to create an America where everyone is hired. LOL.
    But even if there is some sincerity in Trump as leader of long-forgotten Deplorables, the question is how far is he willing to go even if he succeeds on the economic front? After all, there were two Moses in the movie. There was Moses I, the Egyptian who served the empire. And Moses II, the one who regained his identity and led his people to the Promised Land.

    Trump's vision doesn't go beyond Moses I. In other words, he remains the servant of the Empire, the Glob. And his nationalism is really a means to serve the GLOB even better.
    Moses I defies the System and pushes 'reforms' that lead to better treatment for slaves, better food, and more human conditions. He sees it as a kind of triumph of justice, and it is. He has improved the lot of the Jewish slaves, but the fact is they remain slaves, and he is still serving the Pharaoh. If anything, one could say he has empowered the empire even more by making the slaves more productive, more hardworking, and improved in morale. So, paradoxically, his justice for the slaves has made the tyranny over them even more powerful. After all, an empire needs hard workers. (Communism failed in part because work ethic crumbled.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eVIJME3JW8

    Thus the moral victory of Moses I was delusional. He did bring some measure of justice to the slaves, but turning them into better and more willing workers, he has also empowered the Egyptian Empire that will conquer and enslave more peoples. The slaves were part of something bigger. They were just cogs in the system.

    For Moses to truly free the slaves, he must become Moses II, the man who awakens to his true identity and embarks on the exodus to lead his people from bondage. As long as the empire exists, Jews will just be slaves and servants to it no matter how much their lot is improved with better working conditions and better food. (Likewise, Hitler fattened Germany up in the 30s to embark on empire. Had he improved the lives of Germans for the sake of German nation itself, he would have been a decent leader. But his mind was infected with dream of empire, and that meant the Germans, once made strong and healthy again, would be used as cannon fodder to expand the empire. But if Hitler pursued his own mad dreams, Trump is beholden to the Imperial Vision of the Anglo-Zionists who are intoxicate with power and hegemony like college coaches with winning the Rose Bowl.) Trump isn't up to playing Moses II, and he knows it, and we know it. And even if he wanted to, it's not possible under the current system.

    So, we really need to think about the ultimate meaning and worth of Trumpian nationalism. If it's not true nationalism, what is it? Is it just a means to improve the morale, productivity, and patriotism of Americans so that they can be harnessed to serve the Empire better? After all, there has been an erosion of patriotism under Bush and Obama. Bush's wars even made Conservatives feel sorry they supported him. Obama's homo-worshiping supporters do not make red blooded patriots who will not only chant USA USA USA but fight and die for the empire. Most people in the US military didn't want to die for Obama.
    Without the gungho support of Red State America, the empire seems ever wobbly, all head and no body, as the body feels disconnected to the head that is all about homos and trannies in the military.

    So, Trump is useful for recharging patriotism and national pride among white Americans. But is it about national independence from globalism/empire(like how the US was founded in the first place) OR is it about national servitude to the empire? "Trump fattened you real good and returned you back to health. USA USA USA. Now, go out and win one for the globber."

    Trump defies the globalist Pharaoh only to serve him better. He brings back American pride and optimism... but he doesn't break the chains that holds the US in bondage to the GLOB. US may be the lone superpower, but there is a power bigger than the US. The GLOB is a made up of networks from US to Canada to EU to Australia to Japan to China to Latin America, and etc. It is the world of super-globalist-elites, the superpower over the superpower. The GLOB plays the entire world. It's like one horse among those pulling a carriage maybe the biggest and strongest. The super-power horse. So, it is the biggest power? No, there is a power above it: the combined energies of all the horses harnessed by the rider who hold the reins. America is the biggest and strongest horse of the GLOB but one of many horses harnessed together to stampede around the world.

    Trump is the man to demand better treatment for the big horse. Better food and new horse-shoes. But he's not the one to cut the horse loose and ride it to freedom like in ELECTRIC HORSEMAN. In the end, it must remain a WAR HORSE.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqM9aDbldkA

    BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, which came out one yr after TEN COMMANDMENTS, tell more or less the same moral tale. British soldiers are held captive, and the commander Nicholson(Guinness) is an honorable and courageous man. He has a deep sense of responsibility for all his men, and he expects humane treatment for all of them.
    Japanese want to use them for slave labor to build a bridge. And the Saito promises good treatment for Nicholson and officers IF they collaborate with Japanese in working prisoners like slaves. Nicholson refuses and pays a heavy price, and his men appreciate his defiance and sabotage the work until Saito relents and promises humane treatment to all the men. So, like Moses I, Nicholson triumphs and earns a measure of justice for his men.

    The irony is that, with improve productivity and morale, the men are serving the Japanese Empire, the evil enemy, even better than they might have otherwise. But Nicholson so savors his moral victory over Saito and the improved lot of his men that he becomes blind to the larger context of what's happening. No matter what his men do -- work as slaves treated inhumanly or prison-laborers treated well -- , they are serving the Japanese war machine to expand, kill more innocents, and kill more British soldiers. (But then, Nicholson, despite his concern for his men, is first and foremost, a man of hierarchy and blinded by class distinctions and all their vanities, which makes one wonder if he was motivated more by personal pride or morality.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXdycEK_38Y

    In the end, Nicholson does come to his senses and blows up the bridge that was built by his men with great effort. However magnificent it is, it was built to serve the Japanese Empire.
    Blowing up the bridge is the only way he can free himself and his men from the Japanese empire.
    And in the TEN COMMANDMENTS, Moses is truly the deliverer of his people ONLY WHEN the split-sea-bridge is closed between his people and the Egyptians.
    You can't be part of an empire and still be free. The chains must be broken. Bridge must blow, the sea must close.

    In the case of the US, breaking the chains of empire is tricky. When Vietnam and Algeria threw out the French(and when Indians kicked out the Brits), it was nations yearning to be free and cutting the chains of imperialism. Those under imperial power can do this by sending the imperialists home.
    But US is the main imperial power in the world. Why would the US empire want to cut off the chains when it is the master over vassal states? America owns the chains.
    The reasons are threefold. (1) Empire is morally dubious, for both master power and servant nations. (2) Empire is costly and often bloody, and sometimes risks something like WWI (3) The current empire is less about American domination than the Glob domination over the US. The GLOB is a worldwide network. US is its main asset but the US is only of the its assets. So, the American Empire is really part of a bigger empire. Soros and his ilk play the whole world. Trans-national corporations have no loyalty to any nation. It's all about those at the top, and the elites of the world now attend same schools --- Harvard and Yale --- and plot the helot-ization of all peoples. GLOB has zero interest at heart when it comes to most Americans. If anything, the GLOB sees all nationals as replaceables.

    Anyway, for there be true freedom, we need someone to blow up the bridge or close the sea.
    There can no half-measures, like the guy finds out in PRINCE OF THE CITY. The poison has to be purged completely, and globalism is this vile evil force in the world. It is not good ole internationalism, a good thing that's about various nations trading and respecting one another's sovereign autonomy. Globalism is about the erasure of all borders, all identities, all sovereignties. It is about mass amnesia, homomania as world religion, endless Wars for Israel, Pentagon's insatiable hunt for new crises, demographic imperialism, and degradation of all native rooted identities and cultures(with the exception of Israel). Globalism is evil and must go. Trump is not the one to blow up the bridge. He will play showbiz version of Moses I but not Moses II who came to realize that the only way Jews can be free is to make a clean break with the Egyptians.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avWn9OAFfyQ

    Trump is fun and made a big splash and ruffled feathers, but I think the most he can offer is the hope of Deplorables being turned into good workers again so as to become better minions of the Empire. One thing for sure, Trump is not a serious man, nor should he be approached as such. He has to be seen for what he is. The hustler who plays everyone. To be upset with Trump is to be upset that one's playboy father is cheating on the mother.

    The true nationalist? He will come up with a way to blow up the bridge.
  19. > German domination of Europe.

    Yep, Heil Allah!

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    Praetorian troglodytes from the picture are mostly Bosnian Muslim villagers who eagerly volunteered their proto-jihadi asses to be kicked on the outskirts of Stalingrad.

    It's often forgotten how a choreographed VHS recording of jigsaw-beheadings was a postmodern/neo-barbarism pioneered during 1990's Bosnian War.
  20. wren says:

    That whole Politico article is great!

    One of my favorite parts:

    A Kazakh-born citizen of Turkey with a Muslim name, Arif is not Jewish, according to people who have worked with him. In 2010, he was arrested in a raid on a yacht in Turkey that once belonged to the founder of modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, and charged with running an international underage prostitution ring. Arif was later cleared of the charges.

    Before the scandal on Ataturk’s yacht, Arif partnered closely with Trump, Ivanka and Sater in the development of Trump SoHo along with the Sapir family, a New York real estate dynasty and the other half of Bayrock-Sapir.

    Its patriarch, the late billionaire Tamir Sapir, was born in the Soviet state of Georgia and arrived in 1976 in New York, where he opened an electronics store in the Flatiron district that, according to the New York Times, catered largely to KGB agents.

    Trump has called Sapir “a great friend.” In December 2007, he hosted the wedding of Sapir’s daughter, Zina, at Mar-a-Lago. The event featured performances by Lionel Ritchie and the Pussycat Dolls. The groom, Rotem Rosen, was the CEO of the American branch of Africa Israel, the Putin oligarch Leviev’s holding company.

    Five months later, in early June of 2008, Zina Sapir and Rosen held a bris for their newborn son. Invitations to the bris described Rosen as Leviev’s “right-hand man.” By then, Leviev had become the single largest funder of Chabad worldwide, and he personally arranged for the bris to take place at Schneerson’s grave in Queens, Chabad’s most holy site.

    Trump attended the bris. A month earlier, in May of 2008, he and Leviev had met to discuss possible real estate projects in Moscow, according to a contemporaneous Russian news report. An undated photograph on a Pinterest account called LLD Diamond USA, the name of a firm registered to Leviev, shows Trump and Leviev shaking hands and smiling. (The photograph was first pointed out by Pacific Standard.)

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  21. cv says:

    The Politico article was factually correct but lacked a lot of context. Chabad has massive internal disagreement and almost no coordination between separate Chabad houses, which are incorporated independently. Chabad isn’t a political backchannel; it’s just a place where Jews go.

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  22. Dumbo says:
    @WowJustWow
    From a Dylan Matthews piece Steve shared a couple days ago:

    "President Trump claims that refugees in general and Syrians in particular are potential terrorists — but the odds that a Syrian refugee will commit a terrorist attack in the US are absurdly small, while the odds that the same person will suffer if not allowed to enter the US are extremely high."

    After a deluge of such articles arguing how astronomically improbable it is for a refugee to commit a terrorist attack, it now emerges that the Stockholm trucker was a rejected asylum seeker. The question now is, which narrative will be pushed in response?

    The Boston bombers narrative: "He was an asylum seeker, not a refugee. Totally different. Apples and oranges. Acid-wash and BleachBit."

    Or the fact that his asylum application was rejected: "We have to let them in or they'll kill us."

    the odds that a Syrian refugee will commit a terrorist attack in the US are absurdly small

    The odds become zero if Western countries don’t let them in.

    while the odds that the same person will suffer if not allowed to enter the US are extremely high

    The odds that I will suffer if someone doesn’t give me a million dollars right away is also extremely high.

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  23. George says:

    “German domination of Europe” Was a housing million ‘refugees’ part of their plan for world domination? Or just a fortuitous event.

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    I think the domination bit comes when the "refugees" are spread throughout the EU, and sanctions are applied to any countries who refuse this enrichment.
    , @hyperbola
    Remember that Angela Merkel was a protoge of Lord Weidenfeld of British zionism.

    ANGELA MERKEL IS A ZIONIST SOCK PUPPET
    http://www.blacklistednews.com/Angela_Merkel_Is_A_Zionist_Sock_Puppet/33673/0/5/5/Y/M.html
  24. Boomstick says:

    It looks to me as if the the media really want to believe there are nefarious connections between the Russians and Trump, so they look really hard for them, and discount any evidence that they don’t exist. The latest iteration is that is that Trump bombing a base in Syria with Russian military personnel present is evidence that they’re trying to hide their friendly relations by acting hostile towards each other. False flag! They’ve gone nuts the point that they believe any evidence that contradicts what they want to believe is really evidence that it’s true.

    Trump sells high-end real estate. Wealthy Russians, Argentines, Chinese, Ukrainians, Brazilians, Saudis, and Nigerian want to buy high-end real estate in the US. Everybody else selling luxury real estate is going to have the same “connections”.

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    They’ve gone nuts the point that they believe any evidence that contradicts what they want to believe is really evidence that it’s true.
     
    That's a very good description of where we're at. I've noticed this as well. We have reached the point of total semiotic chaos whereat any piece of data, no matter what it is, can be instantly spun or memed so as to support any chosen narrative. When everything is evidence of everything, nothing is evidence of anything.

    This is one of those "signs of the times" that lets you know the situation is nearing a point of collapse, and some kind of narrative reset involving war, economic distress, and social upheaval is in our future, for chaos simply cannot endure (or be endured) very long.

    This is also why it is no longer plausible to justify Trump's Boner by saying, "Oh, he's just playing 4-dimensional chess." Playing whatever-D chess is what got us into this mess in the first place. Too many Deep State black ops, too many cover stories, too much disinformation and psych warfare and outright lying. Too much fake news. It is something of an admission of defeat that some of Trump's proponents would even resort to this line of defense at all, for at the very least it exposes him as manipulable, possibly as an oaf, and worse as a cynical opportunist. He should have let his speech be yea yea and nay nay. Now we will never know what to make of anything he says or does, never know whom he really serves.

    Many decades' worth of venal behavior by the elites and the hollowing out of a rigged and gamed-to-death system are coming to a head.

    , @neutral

    hide their friendly relations by acting hostile towards each other
     
    You probably find people that would still believe this even if nuclear missiles were are on the way to hit your city.
  25. Mr. Anon says:

    There does appear to be a Trump-Soros connection. Soros extended a $ 260 million line of credit to Cadre, a recent Kushner real-estate venture. That sounds like some kind of leverage.

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    25 Mr Anon > Soros extended a $ 260 million line of credit to Cadre, a recent Kushner real-estate venture. That sounds like some kind of leverage.


    amd here I was, thinking that Jared is a kid who learned to make money by playing with other people's money; and Soros is a political rat who also happens to spend time trying to make MORE money by lending money.

    In NY real estate, a $260 million deal is not a stupendous amount.
    , @Thea
    I'm not sure the distinction matters but it was a line of credit not a loan.
  26. Here’s your Real RussianTriangulator – Chabad The Hut :

    “Love the Chabad organization because they do for people who can’t do for themselves… What they preach is Judaism and they don’t shove it down the secular throat. “

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  27. Dmitry says:

    A lot of American Jews are pretty pro-Russian. Most Russian-speaking Americans are of Jewish descent, since this is how they were able to get US citizenship.

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  28. Dmitry says:

    The main people freaking out about Russia are other European countries, particularly Poland, the Baltic and Ukraine.

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  29. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Kushner can be explained like this:

    “Waaaah! I’m just a tawdry little real estate Jew. Cripes, I’ve even got a dad who’s done time in the slammer like Ed Mezvinsky. I’m just one step away from being that loser Marc Mezvinsky if I don’t watch it. I WANNA BE A ROTHSCHILD! I WANT PRIME MINISTERS, KINGS, AND MOGULS TO LOOK UP TO ME AND TREMBLE IN FEAR OF MY INFLUENCE. At least I married a hotter president’s daughter, nyah, nyah, nyah.”

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  30. Dmitry says:

    A thing I’d like to correct is when you say Putin is neo-Czarist. He is much more ‘neo-Soviet’, since that is much more recent. But the Soviet Union itself was neo-Czarist. There is far more continuity in Russian history than anything else – some changes in Kremlin personnel and packaging, but country’s path stay surprisingly consistent.

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    Putin's official ideology is: continuity with gradual change. No sharp disruptions like 1917 and 1991.
    , @ussr andy

    the Soviet Union itself was neo-Czarist.
     
    the Soviet Union was a technocratic managerial state (what countries in the West are slowly but steadily becoming today) where they basically ran the whole country like a huge company.

    hence things like sabotage (destroying equipment) etc, which are normally covered by property law.

    in this sense, the whole a-priori, no regard for tradition, social engineering, Taylorite, reason über alles stuff, it owed more to the French Revolution and the Enlightenment than Czarism.

  31. @Boomstick
    It looks to me as if the the media really want to believe there are nefarious connections between the Russians and Trump, so they look really hard for them, and discount any evidence that they don't exist. The latest iteration is that is that Trump bombing a base in Syria with Russian military personnel present is evidence that they're trying to hide their friendly relations by acting hostile towards each other. False flag! They've gone nuts the point that they believe any evidence that contradicts what they want to believe is really evidence that it's true.

    Trump sells high-end real estate. Wealthy Russians, Argentines, Chinese, Ukrainians, Brazilians, Saudis, and Nigerian want to buy high-end real estate in the US. Everybody else selling luxury real estate is going to have the same "connections".

    They’ve gone nuts the point that they believe any evidence that contradicts what they want to believe is really evidence that it’s true.

    That’s a very good description of where we’re at. I’ve noticed this as well. We have reached the point of total semiotic chaos whereat any piece of data, no matter what it is, can be instantly spun or memed so as to support any chosen narrative. When everything is evidence of everything, nothing is evidence of anything.

    This is one of those “signs of the times” that lets you know the situation is nearing a point of collapse, and some kind of narrative reset involving war, economic distress, and social upheaval is in our future, for chaos simply cannot endure (or be endured) very long.

    This is also why it is no longer plausible to justify Trump’s Boner by saying, “Oh, he’s just playing 4-dimensional chess.” Playing whatever-D chess is what got us into this mess in the first place. Too many Deep State black ops, too many cover stories, too much disinformation and psych warfare and outright lying. Too much fake news. It is something of an admission of defeat that some of Trump’s proponents would even resort to this line of defense at all, for at the very least it exposes him as manipulable, possibly as an oaf, and worse as a cynical opportunist. He should have let his speech be yea yea and nay nay. Now we will never know what to make of anything he says or does, never know whom he really serves.

    Many decades’ worth of venal behavior by the elites and the hollowing out of a rigged and gamed-to-death system are coming to a head.

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  32. The coincidence of Jared’s visit to Iraq, followed days later by the sarin hoax followed in less than 2 days with Trump’s missile attack on the same day that Gorsuch was confirmed is a reminder that there are no coincidences.

    Trump needed to look presidential; he yearned for respect from Anderson, Lyndsey and the gang at MSNBC and the NYtimes. He needed to pay back Senate RINOs for getting on board with the Gorsuch nuclear option

    What better way than to give them the attack on Assad that they’ve been aching for

    All that it took was a bright young boy to hop on a plane and iron out the details

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  33. BenKenobi says:

    A rapprochement between Russia and Israeli nationalists remains unlikely, but the chances are growing

    A rapprochement between nationalists of all stripes seems unlikely, but the chances are growing.

    Politics makes for strange bedfellows. Radical feminists and radical Islam, for example.

    What we need is some intersectionality of the oppressors.

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  34. @theo the kraut
    > German domination of Europe.

    Yep, Heil Allah!
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/Bundesarchiv_Bild_146-1980-036-05%2C_Amin_al_Husseini_bei_bosnischen_SS-Freiwilligen.jpg

    Praetorian troglodytes from the picture are mostly Bosnian Muslim villagers who eagerly volunteered their proto-jihadi asses to be kicked on the outskirts of Stalingrad.

    It’s often forgotten how a choreographed VHS recording of jigsaw-beheadings was a postmodern/neo-barbarism pioneered during 1990′s Bosnian War.

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  35. Trump and Putin cut their secret deals via the ‘Bat-Mitzvah Phone‘?

    Liberal Jews going all in on the Deutschland Uber Alles Projekt?

    Surely we can work a Holy Blood & Holy Grail link / reference in here somewhere.

    God I love this site. You’re doing this on purpose aren’t you Steve, right at donations time?

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  36. Anonym says:

    Peehaps Cory Booker is unwittingly enacting the Noahide Laws.

    Btw if you google “noahide laws l” google autosuggests “…lubavicher guillotine”. Thanks Larry and Sergey!

    https://truthtalk13.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/the-noahide-laws-and-planned-guillotine-genocide-of-all-christians-and-non-jews-worldwide/

    Some Christians suspect that the Noahide laws will be used to execute Christians for following Christ. Regardless, I am sure the devil is in the details regarding the Noahide rules and their enforcement. The Frankfurt School’s vision for white gentiles is bad enough (and they also cloak it in “reforming us for our own good”) without Chabad Lubavich piling on.

    https://watch.pair.com/law.html

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  37. neutral says:
    @Boomstick
    It looks to me as if the the media really want to believe there are nefarious connections between the Russians and Trump, so they look really hard for them, and discount any evidence that they don't exist. The latest iteration is that is that Trump bombing a base in Syria with Russian military personnel present is evidence that they're trying to hide their friendly relations by acting hostile towards each other. False flag! They've gone nuts the point that they believe any evidence that contradicts what they want to believe is really evidence that it's true.

    Trump sells high-end real estate. Wealthy Russians, Argentines, Chinese, Ukrainians, Brazilians, Saudis, and Nigerian want to buy high-end real estate in the US. Everybody else selling luxury real estate is going to have the same "connections".

    hide their friendly relations by acting hostile towards each other

    You probably find people that would still believe this even if nuclear missiles were are on the way to hit your city.

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  38. Anonym says:

    In our increasingly diverse (white) world, I wonder when there will be an intersection between the Lubavitcher custom of walking in groups, and the Muslim custom of vehicular jihad.

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  39. Actually Chabad were always czarist supporters. In fact the “Alter Rebbe” -literally the old rabbi, Shneur Zalman of Liadi who was the founder of Chabad strongly supported the Czar against Napoleon. This despite having been imprisoned by the Czarist government not long before the French invasion. There are even Chabad legends that the Alter Rebbe had a spy in Napolean’s camp and would pass on his reports to the Czarist authorities. Chabad was also very skeptical of Communism and supported the Czarist and later the White government against the Bolsheviki. The 6th Rabbi of Chabad (Rabbi Y.Y. Shneerson) was imprisoned by the Bolsheviks and sentenced to death for counter revolutionary activities. His sentence was reduced after a international campaign.

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  40. @Dmitry
    A thing I'd like to correct is when you say Putin is neo-Czarist. He is much more 'neo-Soviet', since that is much more recent. But the Soviet Union itself was neo-Czarist. There is far more continuity in Russian history than anything else - some changes in Kremlin personnel and packaging, but country's path stay surprisingly consistent.

    Putin’s official ideology is: continuity with gradual change. No sharp disruptions like 1917 and 1991.

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    Trumps' is Jacksonian Americanism.

    Trump has been advertising his Jacksonian philosophy all along. Nobody even had to egg him on to shoot those Tomahawks. No doubt the first thing he asked was, "What can we do to smack this guy around?"
    , @kihowi

    Putin’s official ideology is: continuity with gradual change
     
    Why isn't that everybody's?
    , @Opinionator
    Why must we change??
  41. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Dmitry
    The main people freaking out about Russia are other European countries, particularly Poland, the Baltic and Ukraine.

    Ukrainians are not proper Europeans.

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  42. IHTG says:

    Among other things, Chabad-Lubavitch is one of the most remarkable examples of the tendency of some Ultra-Orthodox Jewish organizations to turn from anti-Zionist to de facto pro-Zionist (sometimes fanatically so) without ever actually officially amending their ideology.

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  43. Thea says:

    I’m too dense to understand who is the leader and who is the follower in all this.

    Basically, if you are just little white Gentile, you will get screwed is what I’m getting from this. Lots of brown Gentiles getting screwed, too.

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  44. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Whiskey
    All this influence seeking would be moot if the guiding principle was America First. If foreign interests like Chabad interesected and overlapped with America's interests, no problem. And if they conflicted, they'd be over-run by the guiding desire to benefit America and Americans first.

    Sadly, we have globalism and Bush 2.5 as our foreign and domestic policy.

    St. Petersburg suffered a fairly big jihadi attack, by a Central Asian Muslim who apparently was oppressed by the lack of vowels in his name or that of his country's name. But we are supposed to care greatly about Syrian kids, or Afghani kids, or whatever. Instead of our own.

    There is a word for this -- Merkelism.

    All this influence seeking would be moot if the guiding principle was America First.

    Coming from you, that’s rich.

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  45. whorefinder says: • Website

    Do the Jews really want to start publicizing themselves as possible Fifth Column activists in the service of TrumpHitler? In other words, is publishing this article really good for the Jews?

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  46. ussr andy says:
    @Dmitry
    A thing I'd like to correct is when you say Putin is neo-Czarist. He is much more 'neo-Soviet', since that is much more recent. But the Soviet Union itself was neo-Czarist. There is far more continuity in Russian history than anything else - some changes in Kremlin personnel and packaging, but country's path stay surprisingly consistent.

    the Soviet Union itself was neo-Czarist.

    the Soviet Union was a technocratic managerial state (what countries in the West are slowly but steadily becoming today) where they basically ran the whole country like a huge company.

    hence things like sabotage (destroying equipment) etc, which are normally covered by property law.

    in this sense, the whole a-priori, no regard for tradition, social engineering, Taylorite, reason über alles stuff, it owed more to the French Revolution and the Enlightenment than Czarism.

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    in this sense, the whole a-priori, no regard for tradition, social engineering, Taylorite, reason über alles stuff, it owed more to the French Revolution and the Enlightenment than Czarism.
     
    'Czarism' itself is a socially-engineered product of the Enlightenment. Peter I was more of a Bolshevik than any Soviet leader.
  47. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Russia increasingly resembles another country with similar paranoiac geopolitical attitudes and a culture that is yearly becoming less Northwest European: Israel. A rapprochement between Russia and Israeli nationalists remains unlikely, but the chances are growing. …

    Russia’s adoption of the nationalist Zionist cause would likely lead the declining fraction of liberal Israelis to turn toward their enlightened cultural cousins, the natural rivals of the Russians, the richest and the most latently powerful country in Europe, the Germans. When the world went to war exactly 100 years ago, liberal Jews largely sympathized with Germany, the home of their ancestral language Yiddish and their enlightened culture. …

    On Thursday Russia became the first country to recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

    http://thehill.com/policy/international/327673-russia-recognizes-jerusalem-as-israeli-capital

    Russia recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    Russia on Thursday publicly recognized West Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

    The announcement was made in a statement by Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that addressed the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

    In the statement, Moscow reaffirmed its “support for the two-state solution” while acknowledging that East Jerusalem should be the capital of the future Palestinian state.

    “We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which include the status of East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state,” the ministry said.
    “At the same time, we must state that in this context we view West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

    Moscow’s announcement comes as the new U.S. administration is considering moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thereby recognizing the city as Israel’s capital.

    Israel declared Jerusalem its capital in 1950, but Russia is the first nation to recognize it as such, according to The Jerusalem Post.

    Long-standing U.S. policy has called for the status of Jerusalem to be resolved by the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

    According to the Jerusalem Post, Russia is currently not planning on moving its embassy to the city.

    In the statement, Russia maintained that a two-state solution is the best policy for the achieving peace in the region and pledged to focus on ensuring access to Jerusalem “for all believers.”

    “Moscow reaffirms its support for the two-state solution as an optimal option that meets the national interests of the Palestinian and Israeli people, both of whom have friendly relations with Russia, and the interests of all other countries in the region and the international community as a whole,” the ministry said.

    “Russia will continue to provide assistance to the achievement of Israeli-Palestinian agreements. We will focus on ensuring free access to Jerusalem’s holy places for all believers.”

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    The recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel (if really true) on Thursday did not stop the Tomahawks.
  48. My family attended a chabad-run synagogue for a year or two. They definitely were a very welcoming group. It was a much nicer experience than the reform and conservative ones I had been to. To be honest, all the stereotypical American Jewish traits were on full display at those places, especially extremely conspicuous donations to the synagogue. In contrast, Chabad felt like a much more genuine community.

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    (((King Curtis))),
    I had a similar experience. The Chabad Rabbis were mainly interested in having a joyous worship service, whereas the Reform and Conservative Rabbis were obsessed with the Holocaust and defending Israel.
    , @utu
    Could elaborate on Chabad? In what way it is less orthodox? I always thought that Chassidim are the most orthodox.
    , @Karl
    50 (((King Curtis))) > In contrast, Chabad felt like a much more genuine community.



    I disagree with the poster who said that the Chabad Worldwide Empire is completely independent of 770 Empire Parkway, It's like the Pope. He can take a bishop down if the bishop causes too much bad press. But most of the time, he choses his battles very carefully.

    Chabad has like 2-3 houses in Philippines, who (on paper) shouldn't be so accepting of these retired 70 year old Israeli and American Jewish guys who are shacked up & making babies with 21-year-old Filipina Catholics. But these guys are the the only target audience the local rebbe has in his "territory". The rebbe does what he has to do. "Go along to get along" is how the rebbe is gonna get promoted up the hierarchy.

    In Thailand, it's less of a "red loine". The Thai chicks are Bhuddists, who (from the outside world's point of view) are not pagans. Christianity is straight up pagan.

    But, ya know.... King Solomon himself was willing to tolerate pagan temples when they came attached to shiksa hotties, so I guess chabad rebbo'nim can ALSO learn to hold their nose and wait for a promotion back to the Big Leagues.
  49. Busby says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Putin's official ideology is: continuity with gradual change. No sharp disruptions like 1917 and 1991.

    Trumps’ is Jacksonian Americanism.

    Trump has been advertising his Jacksonian philosophy all along. Nobody even had to egg him on to shoot those Tomahawks. No doubt the first thing he asked was, “What can we do to smack this guy around?”

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  50. JohnnyD says:

    Kushner is someone who doesn’t like media attention. Maybe, this investigation into his ties with Russia will force him to resign, allowing the Bannon and Miller wing to be Trump’s main advisers again. It would be ironic if the MSM’s obsession with Russia causes the downfall of the one Trump adviser who agrees with them.

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  51. kihowi says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Putin's official ideology is: continuity with gradual change. No sharp disruptions like 1917 and 1991.

    Putin’s official ideology is: continuity with gradual change

    Why isn’t that everybody’s?

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  52. There’s another trailer for “Of Mice and Swindlers on the Green Mile Roof”:

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  53. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Tiny Duck
    Can you guys feel it? The time coming when all you hold dear will be swept away?

    Its coming....

    You guys are no longer relevant

    Tiny,

    You’re probably not relevant either.

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  54. I have heard that the Chabad people run boarding houses for Jewish backpackers/hippies in many places around the world, and that these places are known for their good food and inexpensive lodgings.

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  55. JohnnyD says:
    @(((King Curtis)))
    My family attended a chabad-run synagogue for a year or two. They definitely were a very welcoming group. It was a much nicer experience than the reform and conservative ones I had been to. To be honest, all the stereotypical American Jewish traits were on full display at those places, especially extremely conspicuous donations to the synagogue. In contrast, Chabad felt like a much more genuine community.

    (((King Curtis))),
    I had a similar experience. The Chabad Rabbis were mainly interested in having a joyous worship service, whereas the Reform and Conservative Rabbis were obsessed with the Holocaust and defending Israel.

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  56. Dr. X says:
    @Anon
    I wonder if we could strike a deal to impeach and remove Trump and replace him with Pence with the understanding that he keep Sessions as AG and remove all the globalists from Trump's cabinet + make Bannon the new vice president?

    I wonder if we could strike a deal to impeach and remove Trump and replace him with Pence with the understanding that he keep Sessions as AG and remove all the globalists from Trump’s cabinet + make Bannon the new vice president?

    How about Sessions as president instead?

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  57. OT but this made me lauf\gh over on Vdare

    “Why are there apparently no restrictions at all on foreigners buying up our real estate? ”

    Made by English Derbyshire and his Chinese wife.

    Couldn’t make this shit up..

    http://www.vdare.com/articles/john-derbyshire-collapse-of-trumpism-on-war-and-immigration

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  58. Mr. Anon says:
    @WowJustWow
    From a Dylan Matthews piece Steve shared a couple days ago:

    "President Trump claims that refugees in general and Syrians in particular are potential terrorists — but the odds that a Syrian refugee will commit a terrorist attack in the US are absurdly small, while the odds that the same person will suffer if not allowed to enter the US are extremely high."

    After a deluge of such articles arguing how astronomically improbable it is for a refugee to commit a terrorist attack, it now emerges that the Stockholm trucker was a rejected asylum seeker. The question now is, which narrative will be pushed in response?

    The Boston bombers narrative: "He was an asylum seeker, not a refugee. Totally different. Apples and oranges. Acid-wash and BleachBit."

    Or the fact that his asylum application was rejected: "We have to let them in or they'll kill us."

    ……….the odds that a Syrian refugee will commit a terrorist attack in the US are absurdly small,…

    And yet, the odds that a terrorist attack in the US will be committed by a syrian refugee are much higher.

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  59. @Tiny Duck
    Can you guys feel it? The time coming when all you hold dear will be swept away?

    Its coming....

    You guys are no longer relevant

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  60. @Dmitry
    A lot of American Jews are pretty pro-Russian. Most Russian-speaking Americans are of Jewish descent, since this is how they were able to get US citizenship.

    Really? I know of no one who is pro-Putin.

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    The Russian Jews I know are anti-Putin but pro-improving our relations with him. A very sensible viewpoint, IMO; they (first-generation Russian-American Jews) seem to have the most sensible political views of any ethnicity, AFAICT.
  61. @Steve Sailer
    Putin's official ideology is: continuity with gradual change. No sharp disruptions like 1917 and 1991.

    Why must we change??

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  62. @German_reader
    Germany faces a very bleak future and will probably see her influence decrease massively in the coming decades...she won't dominate anything and no one will turn to her.

    I’d be more optimistic if one could persuade the ethnic Germans to have more kids. Just hitting the replacement level would be huge progress.

    At this rate, with Muslim and/or black “refugees” pouring in while Merkel does nothing, the future looks bleak indeed.

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    "I’d be more optimistic if one could persuade the ethnic Germans to have more kids. Just hitting the replacement level would be huge progress."

    The problem has been known for decades and consistently ignored by the entire political establishment...they seem to have made a decision that even an attempt at a somewhat natalist policy reeks of Nazism and that Germany's demographic problems will be solved by mass immigration of non-Europeans.
    So I find all those worries about Germany dominating Europe totally laughable. On current trends Germany is done for.
  63. @utu
    Lubavitcher showed their loyalty to Tsar during 1812 Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Napoleon counted on Jewish support just like in Europe where his armies were spreading emancipation of Jews. But in Russia the Jewish support did not materialize.

    So Lubavitcher unlike other Jews, eg. those participating in Bolshevik Revolution, are the obvious choice for Putin.

    They may be like the Eastern Orthodox Christians. They avoid politics.

    Part of every Sunday service includes prayers for all civil authorities and the armed forces.

    Remember that Christianity went through about 300 years of being a suspect group in ancient Rome.

    Perhaps those prayers were inserted that early.

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  64. @another fred
    If you are not confused, you just don't understand.

    About the only sense I can make of it is that there are a lot of people playing all the different sides against (and with) each other. It is not a "both sides of the street" deal because there are so many sides.

    When the elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.

    I just hope they don't start a war.

    Upside: Trump has signaled that he will destroy without notice. This upside is conditioned on the premise that other bullies will respect this action. Also, we have been given respite from Trump’s Russian Connection.

    Downside: Destruction is generally a downside. This downside is conditioned on the premise that the destruction will not birth a greater upside.

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  65. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Whiskey
    All this influence seeking would be moot if the guiding principle was America First. If foreign interests like Chabad interesected and overlapped with America's interests, no problem. And if they conflicted, they'd be over-run by the guiding desire to benefit America and Americans first.

    Sadly, we have globalism and Bush 2.5 as our foreign and domestic policy.

    St. Petersburg suffered a fairly big jihadi attack, by a Central Asian Muslim who apparently was oppressed by the lack of vowels in his name or that of his country's name. But we are supposed to care greatly about Syrian kids, or Afghani kids, or whatever. Instead of our own.

    There is a word for this -- Merkelism.

    “Sadly, we have globalism and Bush 2.5 as our foreign and domestic policy.”

    Trump is an American phenomenon. Even the change of the name from Drumpf to Trump is very American. Only in America, for good and ill.

    Alt Right is pissed with the recent ‘betrayal’, but then Trump would be nothing without betrayal. He’s been about Deals, not Ideals. He’s played all sides and then some. He’s been all over the map his entire life. He has said everything, meant everything, meant nothing.

    He’s a phony but he can sometimes get excited enough to believe in whatever he is excited about… until the thrill runs out, and then he’s onto other stuff. Just look at his history with women.
    The ONLY way he could in 2016 was by connecting with the Deplorables, and their votes were indeed gold to him. But in office, they can’t do him any good anymore. The power is with Congress, Deep State, Wall Street, Pentagon, and etc, and they have no use for his nationalism-than-globalism.

    Also, Trump is a promoter, a showman, a circus master. He gets bored easily when he has to do nitty gritty stuff. He needs splash, pizzazz, once in a while, so why not lob some bombs at Syria? Fireworks. A bit of Kilgore in him that will blow up a village to go surfing. He has to sow his wild oates, which he has in endless supply.

    Howard Roarks, the men of unshakable conviction, exist in fantasy. Even if they did exist in reality, they win only in fantasy. In real life, they never win. Or, their victory comes with huge price. During the Soviet Era, the Soviet government was filled with men of power and privilege. They had the connections, dachas, and caviar. Who knows or cares about any of them now? They are all forgotten. Who, from the Soviet era, looms as a giant? Solzhenitsyn, who stuck to his truth. But what price did he have to pay. Gulag, persecution, exile. In the end, he won, but most people are not willing to pay that kind of price, not least because for every Solzhenitsyn who finally triumphed, 1000 others died in silence and in vain.

    [MORE]

    NO ONE wants to pay that kind of price. Only in the Ayn-Randian universe does a man of iron principle like Roark defy, triumph, and realize his dream easy succession. The real world belongs to Gail Wynands, Tooeys, and Keatings. Those are the three basic types in the world of wealth and power.

    Some people compared Trump to Howard Roark, but he was more like Wynand. When push comes to shove, Trump folds and goes along, just like Wynand who realizes he hasn’t the will go all the way. All said and done, Wynand is all about wealth and connections. Without those, he is nothing. In contrast, Roark has the power of vision that his solid gold in his mind regardless of his condition in life. Trump is all about wealth, connections, and making deals. If he can’t do that, he has nowhere to go. And besides, democratic politics is about compromise with the Power. It’s not about dictatorial will, no matter noble it may be.
    Depressingly however, political compromise in the US means shilling out for the globalists. It’s one thing to compromise for the good of the people but quite another when the compromise mainly serves the GLOB elites. When FDR came up with New Deal, he made compromises with labor, not with the capitalist elites. But labor isn’t powerful enough to exert the kind of pressure necessary to tear Trump away from the GLOB.
    As for military guys, some of them just want ANY excuse to play ball. They see it as a sports. Any reason to play the game and fight the ‘enemy’. Always a need for one.
    Or maybe, Trump is thinking of the WWII option. It’s been said that WWII, more than the New Deal, ended the Great Depression. FDR’s economic theory came down to creating the military-industrial complex. As the US mainland is free from attack, what does it matter if the US war machine goes into high gear and creates jobs and makes bombs to destroy other nations? Under FDR, guns were butter.

    Trump is a phenom, and he reveled in the campaign. That was his element. Entertainer, showman, comedian, provocateur, clown, big personality, salesman, demagogue, and etc. He’s been promoting fights and running a TV Show. But when it comes to running something like government, he’s at a loss. Trump is used to running his own businesses. Also, anything in business can be solved with money and settlements. Profits are the only thing that matters in business. In government, there are Other Interests, and some of these are tribal, ideological, and personal, and Trump cannot solve this problem by greasing hands.
    Also, Deep State are different from politicians. Trump once said politicians came to him for handouts, and that’s all that most politicians or prostitucians are interested in. For them DC is Hollywood for ‘ugly people’. It’s their ticket to the Good Life and Respectability. But Deep State operatives, globo-tribalists, and entrenched ideologues are different. Some of them care about the power, not the money. Some of them are ideologues and grand visions. And others got more money than Trump and can’t be bought.
    So, Trump must be flustered dealing with these types. They are unlike any other people he’d worked with before. They have their own agendas and try to bend Trump to their will. Money cannot solve his problems with them. And on most things, they are more informed than Trump even if they twist the facts to push the agenda, as with Syria.

    This Trump phenom is symptomatic of America as a spectacular but silly country. The US reinvents everything into a fantasy, a circus, a new religion. Mormonism is almost proto-Hollywood in its cheesy and Pirates-of-Penzance-like reinvention of the Bible. Mormonism’s combination of opportunism & materialism AND puritanism & moralism is part of the kitschy delusion. Hollywood reinvented Christianity with ET with an outerspace messiah who befriends lonely children, dies, is resurrected, and returns to heaven. All the western mythology(and then some) was reinvented as STAR WARS. And the themes of revolution and radicalism of the 20th century was reinvented into a Calvin Klein fantasy of MATRIX.
    The Founding Fathers were lately reinvented as a bunch of rappers.
    So, Trump’s nationalism is another fantasy, a show, a musical. It’s not the real thing but a reinvention worthy for Las Vegas extravaganza. Trump has real power, but he cannot be taken seriously or soberly. He has to be approached as a Cecil B. DeMille production. He’s the santa or the fake santa of nationalism, but then, is there such a thing as a real santa? Hoping for a true nationalist in Trump is like wishing that a store santa is the real thing. Given the system that allowed his rise, real nationalism is hard to come by.

    Trump pulled off a fun opening act as the would-be-Moses of the Deplorables, but the whole idea now seems rather silly. Trump as the deliverer? The man most famous for saying ‘you’re fired’ is going to create an America where everyone is hired. LOL.
    But even if there is some sincerity in Trump as leader of long-forgotten Deplorables, the question is how far is he willing to go even if he succeeds on the economic front? After all, there were two Moses in the movie. There was Moses I, the Egyptian who served the empire. And Moses II, the one who regained his identity and led his people to the Promised Land.

    Trump’s vision doesn’t go beyond Moses I. In other words, he remains the servant of the Empire, the Glob. And his nationalism is really a means to serve the GLOB even better.
    Moses I defies the System and pushes ‘reforms’ that lead to better treatment for slaves, better food, and more human conditions. He sees it as a kind of triumph of justice, and it is. He has improved the lot of the Jewish slaves, but the fact is they remain slaves, and he is still serving the Pharaoh. If anything, one could say he has empowered the empire even more by making the slaves more productive, more hardworking, and improved in morale. So, paradoxically, his justice for the slaves has made the tyranny over them even more powerful. After all, an empire needs hard workers. (Communism failed in part because work ethic crumbled.)

    Thus the moral victory of Moses I was delusional. He did bring some measure of justice to the slaves, but turning them into better and more willing workers, he has also empowered the Egyptian Empire that will conquer and enslave more peoples. The slaves were part of something bigger. They were just cogs in the system.

    For Moses to truly free the slaves, he must become Moses II, the man who awakens to his true identity and embarks on the exodus to lead his people from bondage. As long as the empire exists, Jews will just be slaves and servants to it no matter how much their lot is improved with better working conditions and better food. (Likewise, Hitler fattened Germany up in the 30s to embark on empire. Had he improved the lives of Germans for the sake of German nation itself, he would have been a decent leader. But his mind was infected with dream of empire, and that meant the Germans, once made strong and healthy again, would be used as cannon fodder to expand the empire. But if Hitler pursued his own mad dreams, Trump is beholden to the Imperial Vision of the Anglo-Zionists who are intoxicate with power and hegemony like college coaches with winning the Rose Bowl.) Trump isn’t up to playing Moses II, and he knows it, and we know it. And even if he wanted to, it’s not possible under the current system.

    So, we really need to think about the ultimate meaning and worth of Trumpian nationalism. If it’s not true nationalism, what is it? Is it just a means to improve the morale, productivity, and patriotism of Americans so that they can be harnessed to serve the Empire better? After all, there has been an erosion of patriotism under Bush and Obama. Bush’s wars even made Conservatives feel sorry they supported him. Obama’s homo-worshiping supporters do not make red blooded patriots who will not only chant USA USA USA but fight and die for the empire. Most people in the US military didn’t want to die for Obama.
    Without the gungho support of Red State America, the empire seems ever wobbly, all head and no body, as the body feels disconnected to the head that is all about homos and trannies in the military.

    So, Trump is useful for recharging patriotism and national pride among white Americans. But is it about national independence from globalism/empire(like how the US was founded in the first place) OR is it about national servitude to the empire? “Trump fattened you real good and returned you back to health. USA USA USA. Now, go out and win one for the globber.”

    Trump defies the globalist Pharaoh only to serve him better. He brings back American pride and optimism… but he doesn’t break the chains that holds the US in bondage to the GLOB. US may be the lone superpower, but there is a power bigger than the US. The GLOB is a made up of networks from US to Canada to EU to Australia to Japan to China to Latin America, and etc. It is the world of super-globalist-elites, the superpower over the superpower. The GLOB plays the entire world. It’s like one horse among those pulling a carriage maybe the biggest and strongest. The super-power horse. So, it is the biggest power? No, there is a power above it: the combined energies of all the horses harnessed by the rider who hold the reins. America is the biggest and strongest horse of the GLOB but one of many horses harnessed together to stampede around the world.

    Trump is the man to demand better treatment for the big horse. Better food and new horse-shoes. But he’s not the one to cut the horse loose and ride it to freedom like in ELECTRIC HORSEMAN. In the end, it must remain a WAR HORSE.

    BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, which came out one yr after TEN COMMANDMENTS, tell more or less the same moral tale. British soldiers are held captive, and the commander Nicholson(Guinness) is an honorable and courageous man. He has a deep sense of responsibility for all his men, and he expects humane treatment for all of them.
    Japanese want to use them for slave labor to build a bridge. And the Saito promises good treatment for Nicholson and officers IF they collaborate with Japanese in working prisoners like slaves. Nicholson refuses and pays a heavy price, and his men appreciate his defiance and sabotage the work until Saito relents and promises humane treatment to all the men. So, like Moses I, Nicholson triumphs and earns a measure of justice for his men.

    The irony is that, with improve productivity and morale, the men are serving the Japanese Empire, the evil enemy, even better than they might have otherwise. But Nicholson so savors his moral victory over Saito and the improved lot of his men that he becomes blind to the larger context of what’s happening. No matter what his men do — work as slaves treated inhumanly or prison-laborers treated well — , they are serving the Japanese war machine to expand, kill more innocents, and kill more British soldiers. (But then, Nicholson, despite his concern for his men, is first and foremost, a man of hierarchy and blinded by class distinctions and all their vanities, which makes one wonder if he was motivated more by personal pride or morality.)

    In the end, Nicholson does come to his senses and blows up the bridge that was built by his men with great effort. However magnificent it is, it was built to serve the Japanese Empire.
    Blowing up the bridge is the only way he can free himself and his men from the Japanese empire.
    And in the TEN COMMANDMENTS, Moses is truly the deliverer of his people ONLY WHEN the split-sea-bridge is closed between his people and the Egyptians.
    You can’t be part of an empire and still be free. The chains must be broken. Bridge must blow, the sea must close.

    In the case of the US, breaking the chains of empire is tricky. When Vietnam and Algeria threw out the French(and when Indians kicked out the Brits), it was nations yearning to be free and cutting the chains of imperialism. Those under imperial power can do this by sending the imperialists home.
    But US is the main imperial power in the world. Why would the US empire want to cut off the chains when it is the master over vassal states? America owns the chains.
    The reasons are threefold. (1) Empire is morally dubious, for both master power and servant nations. (2) Empire is costly and often bloody, and sometimes risks something like WWI (3) The current empire is less about American domination than the Glob domination over the US. The GLOB is a worldwide network. US is its main asset but the US is only of the its assets. So, the American Empire is really part of a bigger empire. Soros and his ilk play the whole world. Trans-national corporations have no loyalty to any nation. It’s all about those at the top, and the elites of the world now attend same schools — Harvard and Yale — and plot the helot-ization of all peoples. GLOB has zero interest at heart when it comes to most Americans. If anything, the GLOB sees all nationals as replaceables.

    Anyway, for there be true freedom, we need someone to blow up the bridge or close the sea.
    There can no half-measures, like the guy finds out in PRINCE OF THE CITY. The poison has to be purged completely, and globalism is this vile evil force in the world. It is not good ole internationalism, a good thing that’s about various nations trading and respecting one another’s sovereign autonomy. Globalism is about the erasure of all borders, all identities, all sovereignties. It is about mass amnesia, homomania as world religion, endless Wars for Israel, Pentagon’s insatiable hunt for new crises, demographic imperialism, and degradation of all native rooted identities and cultures(with the exception of Israel). Globalism is evil and must go. Trump is not the one to blow up the bridge. He will play showbiz version of Moses I but not Moses II who came to realize that the only way Jews can be free is to make a clean break with the Egyptians.

    Trump is fun and made a big splash and ruffled feathers, but I think the most he can offer is the hope of Deplorables being turned into good workers again so as to become better minions of the Empire. One thing for sure, Trump is not a serious man, nor should he be approached as such. He has to be seen for what he is. The hustler who plays everyone. To be upset with Trump is to be upset that one’s playboy father is cheating on the mother.

    The true nationalist? He will come up with a way to blow up the bridge.

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    • Replies: @Dissident
    Once again, much astute, incisive observations and commentary. And a gift for putting it into terms accessible to the masses (if not for brevity but I'm hardly one to talk on that count...). Bravo!
  66. @Frau Katze
    I'd be more optimistic if one could persuade the ethnic Germans to have more kids. Just hitting the replacement level would be huge progress.

    At this rate, with Muslim and/or black "refugees" pouring in while Merkel does nothing, the future looks bleak indeed.

    “I’d be more optimistic if one could persuade the ethnic Germans to have more kids. Just hitting the replacement level would be huge progress.”

    The problem has been known for decades and consistently ignored by the entire political establishment…they seem to have made a decision that even an attempt at a somewhat natalist policy reeks of Nazism and that Germany’s demographic problems will be solved by mass immigration of non-Europeans.
    So I find all those worries about Germany dominating Europe totally laughable. On current trends Germany is done for.

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    The problem has been known for decades and consistently ignored by the entire political establishment…
     
    That one homeschooling family would have been happy to help out, but the authorities forced them into exile, instead. (Though they were the kind of exile Obama didn't want here.)

    Then there was that Austrian guy with his own unique demographic solution. But inbreeding in a basement prison isn't what anyone on any side of the issue was looking for.

    Subterranean Lovesick Blues.
  67. Truth says:

    Hey Guys;

    I read an article on facebook today where a right-winger came up with the best nickname I’ve yet heard for YOUR president. I wish I had come up with it. You ready for this?

    “Benedict Donald”

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    “Benedict Donald”
     
    Yeah, he seems kinda papal to me, too.
  68. @Anon
    I wonder if we could strike a deal to impeach and remove Trump and replace him with Pence with the understanding that he keep Sessions as AG and remove all the globalists from Trump's cabinet + make Bannon the new vice president?

    I wonder if we could strike a deal to impeach and remove Trump and replace him with Pence with the understanding that he keep Sessions as AG and remove all the globalists from Trump’s cabinet + make Bannon the new vice president?

    Strike such a deal with whom? Chuckie Schumer and Elizabeth Warren?

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  69. @Truth
    Hey Guys;

    I read an article on facebook today where a right-winger came up with the best nickname I've yet heard for YOUR president. I wish I had come up with it. You ready for this?


    "Benedict Donald"

    “Benedict Donald”

    Yeah, he seems kinda papal to me, too.

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  70. utu says:
    @Anonymous

    Russia increasingly resembles another country with similar paranoiac geopolitical attitudes and a culture that is yearly becoming less Northwest European: Israel. A rapprochement between Russia and Israeli nationalists remains unlikely, but the chances are growing. …

    Russia’s adoption of the nationalist Zionist cause would likely lead the declining fraction of liberal Israelis to turn toward their enlightened cultural cousins, the natural rivals of the Russians, the richest and the most latently powerful country in Europe, the Germans. When the world went to war exactly 100 years ago, liberal Jews largely sympathized with Germany, the home of their ancestral language Yiddish and their enlightened culture. …
     

    On Thursday Russia became the first country to recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

    http://thehill.com/policy/international/327673-russia-recognizes-jerusalem-as-israeli-capital

    Russia recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    Russia on Thursday publicly recognized West Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

    The announcement was made in a statement by Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs that addressed the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

    In the statement, Moscow reaffirmed its "support for the two-state solution" while acknowledging that East Jerusalem should be the capital of the future Palestinian state.

    "We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which include the status of East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state," the ministry said.
    "At the same time, we must state that in this context we view West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."

    Moscow's announcement comes as the new U.S. administration is considering moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thereby recognizing the city as Israel's capital.

    Israel declared Jerusalem its capital in 1950, but Russia is the first nation to recognize it as such, according to The Jerusalem Post.

    Long-standing U.S. policy has called for the status of Jerusalem to be resolved by the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

    According to the Jerusalem Post, Russia is currently not planning on moving its embassy to the city.

    In the statement, Russia maintained that a two-state solution is the best policy for the achieving peace in the region and pledged to focus on ensuring access to Jerusalem "for all believers."

    "Moscow reaffirms its support for the two-state solution as an optimal option that meets the national interests of the Palestinian and Israeli people, both of whom have friendly relations with Russia, and the interests of all other countries in the region and the international community as a whole," the ministry said.

    "Russia will continue to provide assistance to the achievement of Israeli-Palestinian agreements. We will focus on ensuring free access to Jerusalem’s holy places for all believers."
     

    The recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel (if really true) on Thursday did not stop the Tomahawks.

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  71. @German_reader
    "I’d be more optimistic if one could persuade the ethnic Germans to have more kids. Just hitting the replacement level would be huge progress."

    The problem has been known for decades and consistently ignored by the entire political establishment...they seem to have made a decision that even an attempt at a somewhat natalist policy reeks of Nazism and that Germany's demographic problems will be solved by mass immigration of non-Europeans.
    So I find all those worries about Germany dominating Europe totally laughable. On current trends Germany is done for.

    The problem has been known for decades and consistently ignored by the entire political establishment…

    That one homeschooling family would have been happy to help out, but the authorities forced them into exile, instead. (Though they were the kind of exile Obama didn’t want here.)

    Then there was that Austrian guy with his own unique demographic solution. But inbreeding in a basement prison isn’t what anyone on any side of the issue was looking for.

    Subterranean Lovesick Blues.

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  72. utu says:
    @(((King Curtis)))
    My family attended a chabad-run synagogue for a year or two. They definitely were a very welcoming group. It was a much nicer experience than the reform and conservative ones I had been to. To be honest, all the stereotypical American Jewish traits were on full display at those places, especially extremely conspicuous donations to the synagogue. In contrast, Chabad felt like a much more genuine community.

    Could elaborate on Chabad? In what way it is less orthodox? I always thought that Chassidim are the most orthodox.

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  73. I’m surprised no one mentioned that it seems that Bannon-Kushner are in alliance and McMaster is acting as the Petraeus sock puppet.

    But then you guys might have to take the ropes off your necks.

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    I’m surprised no one mentioned that it seems that Bannon-Kushner are in alliance....
     
    Perhaps it's because, by most accounts, they are not. We'll see pretty soon, if one of them goes. And if one of them does go, it's probably not going to be the guy who's married to Daddy's little girl.
  74. @ussr andy

    the Soviet Union itself was neo-Czarist.
     
    the Soviet Union was a technocratic managerial state (what countries in the West are slowly but steadily becoming today) where they basically ran the whole country like a huge company.

    hence things like sabotage (destroying equipment) etc, which are normally covered by property law.

    in this sense, the whole a-priori, no regard for tradition, social engineering, Taylorite, reason über alles stuff, it owed more to the French Revolution and the Enlightenment than Czarism.

    in this sense, the whole a-priori, no regard for tradition, social engineering, Taylorite, reason über alles stuff, it owed more to the French Revolution and the Enlightenment than Czarism.

    ‘Czarism’ itself is a socially-engineered product of the Enlightenment. Peter I was more of a Bolshevik than any Soviet leader.

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    Peter I was more of a Bolshevik than any Soviet leader.
     
    That is a ridiculous assertion.
  75. @George
    "German domination of Europe" Was a housing million 'refugees' part of their plan for world domination? Or just a fortuitous event.

    I think the domination bit comes when the “refugees” are spread throughout the EU, and sanctions are applied to any countries who refuse this enrichment.

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  76. Karl says:
    @Flip
    I know liberal Jews in Chicago who detest the Lubavitchers. How does Netanyahu get along with them?

    5 Flip > How does Netanyahu get along with them [the Lubavitch]?

    they do let their boys enlist in the IDF, but they’re not really a political force here. Rabbis with stronger “elbows” have always been able to shove them off the Big Kids playground…. the cabinet.

    I’m no expert on the alignment-of-forces of judaists here, but it halfway looks like Chabad maintains its office here to harvest dollars from religious kids who come for the 1-2 year study-in-Israel schtick.

    Let’s be clear about something: the Chabad is NOT Old Line Modern Orthodox, like Lookstein who did Ivanka’s conversion.

    The religious establishment here made an exploratory press release about not recognizing Ivanka because her papers came from Lookstein; but Netanyahu read them the riot act; they folded RIGHT QUICK.

    NEtanyahu, like all his predecessors, has always been able to call the religious parties bluff (to withdraw their support during a Knesset vote-of-confidence) by threatening to turn off the tap of State funding. NEtanyahu knows that because they’re’s so MANY rabbis competing for votes, he can successfully divide-&-conquer, merely by putting an individual one into “redpill dread” that his camp followers would jump to another rabbi’s campfires relatively quickly, once the first rabbi can no longer pay salaries, supply apartments,underwrite matchmakings, etc etc etc.

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  77. Karl says:
    @Mr. Anon
    There does appear to be a Trump-Soros connection. Soros extended a $ 260 million line of credit to Cadre, a recent Kushner real-estate venture. That sounds like some kind of leverage.

    25 Mr Anon > Soros extended a $ 260 million line of credit to Cadre, a recent Kushner real-estate venture. That sounds like some kind of leverage.

    amd here I was, thinking that Jared is a kid who learned to make money by playing with other people’s money; and Soros is a political rat who also happens to spend time trying to make MORE money by lending money.

    In NY real estate, a $260 million deal is not a stupendous amount.

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    "In NY real estate, a $260 million deal is not a stupendous amount."

    Maybe not, but a $260 million line of credit (which perhaps can be withdrawn at the discretion of the lender) sounds like a deal of leverage. In distress, it could be the difference between the venture faltering or succeeding. But I'm sure that idea never crossed George Soros' mind - the ability to have some financial leverage over somebody who was bound to be one of Trump's key advisors (not that Kushner is disposed to think much differently than Soros anyway).
  78. Karl says:
    @(((King Curtis)))
    My family attended a chabad-run synagogue for a year or two. They definitely were a very welcoming group. It was a much nicer experience than the reform and conservative ones I had been to. To be honest, all the stereotypical American Jewish traits were on full display at those places, especially extremely conspicuous donations to the synagogue. In contrast, Chabad felt like a much more genuine community.

    50 (((King Curtis))) > In contrast, Chabad felt like a much more genuine community.

    I disagree with the poster who said that the Chabad Worldwide Empire is completely independent of 770 Empire Parkway, It’s like the Pope. He can take a bishop down if the bishop causes too much bad press. But most of the time, he choses his battles very carefully.

    Chabad has like 2-3 houses in Philippines, who (on paper) shouldn’t be so accepting of these retired 70 year old Israeli and American Jewish guys who are shacked up & making babies with 21-year-old Filipina Catholics. But these guys are the the only target audience the local rebbe has in his “territory”. The rebbe does what he has to do. “Go along to get along” is how the rebbe is gonna get promoted up the hierarchy.

    In Thailand, it’s less of a “red loine”. The Thai chicks are Bhuddists, who (from the outside world’s point of view) are not pagans. Christianity is straight up pagan.

    But, ya know…. King Solomon himself was willing to tolerate pagan temples when they came attached to shiksa hotties, so I guess chabad rebbo’nim can ALSO learn to hold their nose and wait for a promotion back to the Big Leagues.

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    Chabad has like 2-3 houses in Philippines, who (on paper) shouldn’t be so accepting of these retired 70 year old Israeli and American Jewish guys who are shacked up & making babies with 21-year-old Filipina Catholics.
     
    My impression is that Pinoys are fairly easygoing about this kind of thing, given how they themselves are fairly mixed. The real question is whether those babies are considered Jewish enough to make aliyah?
    , @Moshe
    You are an ignoramus disguising himself as an insider.

    You can't even drop a proper noun without getting it wrong. NOBODY who could speak with any authority about Chabad would make the mistake you did.
  79. snorlax says:
    @German_reader
    Germany faces a very bleak future and will probably see her influence decrease massively in the coming decades...she won't dominate anything and no one will turn to her.

    Well, if it’s any “consolation,” all the other white countries (except Israel) are also facing mass third world immigration and collapsing native birthrates, and the Asian and Mestizo countries are also facing collapsing birthrates if not mass immigration. And the black and Islamic countries will never be that influential except as sources of emigrants and natural resources. So Germany’s relative influence probably won’t decline as much as you think.

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  80. snorlax says:
    @Anon
    I wonder if we could strike a deal to impeach and remove Trump and replace him with Pence with the understanding that he keep Sessions as AG and remove all the globalists from Trump's cabinet + make Bannon the new vice president?

    I’d lean towards going for that deal right now. The ideal would simply be to send Jared and Ivanka on an eight-year mission to the International Space Station.

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  81. snorlax says:
    @Opinionator
    Really? I know of no one who is pro-Putin.

    The Russian Jews I know are anti-Putin but pro-improving our relations with him. A very sensible viewpoint, IMO; they (first-generation Russian-American Jews) seem to have the most sensible political views of any ethnicity, AFAICT.

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  82. Thea says:
    @Mr. Anon
    There does appear to be a Trump-Soros connection. Soros extended a $ 260 million line of credit to Cadre, a recent Kushner real-estate venture. That sounds like some kind of leverage.

    I’m not sure the distinction matters but it was a line of credit not a loan.

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  83. Mr. Anon says:
    @Karl
    25 Mr Anon > Soros extended a $ 260 million line of credit to Cadre, a recent Kushner real-estate venture. That sounds like some kind of leverage.


    amd here I was, thinking that Jared is a kid who learned to make money by playing with other people's money; and Soros is a political rat who also happens to spend time trying to make MORE money by lending money.

    In NY real estate, a $260 million deal is not a stupendous amount.

    “In NY real estate, a $260 million deal is not a stupendous amount.”

    Maybe not, but a $260 million line of credit (which perhaps can be withdrawn at the discretion of the lender) sounds like a deal of leverage. In distress, it could be the difference between the venture faltering or succeeding. But I’m sure that idea never crossed George Soros’ mind – the ability to have some financial leverage over somebody who was bound to be one of Trump’s key advisors (not that Kushner is disposed to think much differently than Soros anyway).

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  84. Mr. Anon says:
    @anonymous coward

    in this sense, the whole a-priori, no regard for tradition, social engineering, Taylorite, reason über alles stuff, it owed more to the French Revolution and the Enlightenment than Czarism.
     
    'Czarism' itself is a socially-engineered product of the Enlightenment. Peter I was more of a Bolshevik than any Soviet leader.

    Peter I was more of a Bolshevik than any Soviet leader.

    That is a ridiculous assertion.

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  85. Mr. Anon says:
    @Jack Hanson
    I'm surprised no one mentioned that it seems that Bannon-Kushner are in alliance and McMaster is acting as the Petraeus sock puppet.

    But then you guys might have to take the ropes off your necks.

    I’m surprised no one mentioned that it seems that Bannon-Kushner are in alliance….

    Perhaps it’s because, by most accounts, they are not. We’ll see pretty soon, if one of them goes. And if one of them does go, it’s probably not going to be the guy who’s married to Daddy’s little girl.

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    https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/851414710473940993
  86. “There’s inevitable bad blood between Russians, for whom pro-czarism is the natural political inclination (for reasons of geography and history, Russia is a backward place, so its political traditions are backward), and American Jews, whose ancestral traditions are fervently anti-czarist.”

    Why should American Jews care what political system Russians in Russia favor? Aren’t these Jews supposed to be Americans? Most are at least second or third generation! The more I’m around these whining control freaks, the more I understand pogroms and expulsions.

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  87. IHTG says:
    @Mr. Anon

    I’m surprised no one mentioned that it seems that Bannon-Kushner are in alliance....
     
    Perhaps it's because, by most accounts, they are not. We'll see pretty soon, if one of them goes. And if one of them does go, it's probably not going to be the guy who's married to Daddy's little girl.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Men disagreeing but working together to get something big and complicated done?

    That's unpossible!
  88. hyperbola says:
    @George
    "German domination of Europe" Was a housing million 'refugees' part of their plan for world domination? Or just a fortuitous event.

    Remember that Angela Merkel was a protoge of Lord Weidenfeld of British zionism.

    ANGELA MERKEL IS A ZIONIST SOCK PUPPET

    http://www.blacklistednews.com/Angela_Merkel_Is_A_Zionist_Sock_Puppet/33673/0/5/5/Y/M.html

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  89. @Karl
    50 (((King Curtis))) > In contrast, Chabad felt like a much more genuine community.



    I disagree with the poster who said that the Chabad Worldwide Empire is completely independent of 770 Empire Parkway, It's like the Pope. He can take a bishop down if the bishop causes too much bad press. But most of the time, he choses his battles very carefully.

    Chabad has like 2-3 houses in Philippines, who (on paper) shouldn't be so accepting of these retired 70 year old Israeli and American Jewish guys who are shacked up & making babies with 21-year-old Filipina Catholics. But these guys are the the only target audience the local rebbe has in his "territory". The rebbe does what he has to do. "Go along to get along" is how the rebbe is gonna get promoted up the hierarchy.

    In Thailand, it's less of a "red loine". The Thai chicks are Bhuddists, who (from the outside world's point of view) are not pagans. Christianity is straight up pagan.

    But, ya know.... King Solomon himself was willing to tolerate pagan temples when they came attached to shiksa hotties, so I guess chabad rebbo'nim can ALSO learn to hold their nose and wait for a promotion back to the Big Leagues.

    Chabad has like 2-3 houses in Philippines, who (on paper) shouldn’t be so accepting of these retired 70 year old Israeli and American Jewish guys who are shacked up & making babies with 21-year-old Filipina Catholics.

    My impression is that Pinoys are fairly easygoing about this kind of thing, given how they themselves are fairly mixed. The real question is whether those babies are considered Jewish enough to make aliyah?

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  90. Tracy says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Can you guys feel it? The time coming when all you hold dear will be swept away?

    Its coming....

    You guys are no longer relevant

    As long as we’re armed, we’re relevant, you traitorous twat.

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  91. Moshe says:
    @Karl
    50 (((King Curtis))) > In contrast, Chabad felt like a much more genuine community.



    I disagree with the poster who said that the Chabad Worldwide Empire is completely independent of 770 Empire Parkway, It's like the Pope. He can take a bishop down if the bishop causes too much bad press. But most of the time, he choses his battles very carefully.

    Chabad has like 2-3 houses in Philippines, who (on paper) shouldn't be so accepting of these retired 70 year old Israeli and American Jewish guys who are shacked up & making babies with 21-year-old Filipina Catholics. But these guys are the the only target audience the local rebbe has in his "territory". The rebbe does what he has to do. "Go along to get along" is how the rebbe is gonna get promoted up the hierarchy.

    In Thailand, it's less of a "red loine". The Thai chicks are Bhuddists, who (from the outside world's point of view) are not pagans. Christianity is straight up pagan.

    But, ya know.... King Solomon himself was willing to tolerate pagan temples when they came attached to shiksa hotties, so I guess chabad rebbo'nim can ALSO learn to hold their nose and wait for a promotion back to the Big Leagues.

    You are an ignoramus disguising himself as an insider.

    You can’t even drop a proper noun without getting it wrong. NOBODY who could speak with any authority about Chabad would make the mistake you did.

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  92. Olorin says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Can you guys feel it? The time coming when all you hold dear will be swept away?

    Its coming....

    You guys are no longer relevant

    “Relevant”?

    Oh dear, how disappointing. Dicky Nut is a Boomer college professor.

    No, actually, I guessed that.

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  93. Olorin says:
    @IHTG
    https://twitter.com/JenniferJJacobs/status/851414710473940993

    Men disagreeing but working together to get something big and complicated done?

    That’s unpossible!

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  94. Dissident says:
    @Anon
    "Sadly, we have globalism and Bush 2.5 as our foreign and domestic policy."

    Trump is an American phenomenon. Even the change of the name from Drumpf to Trump is very American. Only in America, for good and ill.

    Alt Right is pissed with the recent 'betrayal', but then Trump would be nothing without betrayal. He's been about Deals, not Ideals. He's played all sides and then some. He's been all over the map his entire life. He has said everything, meant everything, meant nothing.

    He's a phony but he can sometimes get excited enough to believe in whatever he is excited about... until the thrill runs out, and then he's onto other stuff. Just look at his history with women.
    The ONLY way he could in 2016 was by connecting with the Deplorables, and their votes were indeed gold to him. But in office, they can't do him any good anymore. The power is with Congress, Deep State, Wall Street, Pentagon, and etc, and they have no use for his nationalism-than-globalism.

    Also, Trump is a promoter, a showman, a circus master. He gets bored easily when he has to do nitty gritty stuff. He needs splash, pizzazz, once in a while, so why not lob some bombs at Syria? Fireworks. A bit of Kilgore in him that will blow up a village to go surfing. He has to sow his wild oates, which he has in endless supply.

    Howard Roarks, the men of unshakable conviction, exist in fantasy. Even if they did exist in reality, they win only in fantasy. In real life, they never win. Or, their victory comes with huge price. During the Soviet Era, the Soviet government was filled with men of power and privilege. They had the connections, dachas, and caviar. Who knows or cares about any of them now? They are all forgotten. Who, from the Soviet era, looms as a giant? Solzhenitsyn, who stuck to his truth. But what price did he have to pay. Gulag, persecution, exile. In the end, he won, but most people are not willing to pay that kind of price, not least because for every Solzhenitsyn who finally triumphed, 1000 others died in silence and in vain.



    NO ONE wants to pay that kind of price. Only in the Ayn-Randian universe does a man of iron principle like Roark defy, triumph, and realize his dream easy succession. The real world belongs to Gail Wynands, Tooeys, and Keatings. Those are the three basic types in the world of wealth and power.

    Some people compared Trump to Howard Roark, but he was more like Wynand. When push comes to shove, Trump folds and goes along, just like Wynand who realizes he hasn't the will go all the way. All said and done, Wynand is all about wealth and connections. Without those, he is nothing. In contrast, Roark has the power of vision that his solid gold in his mind regardless of his condition in life. Trump is all about wealth, connections, and making deals. If he can't do that, he has nowhere to go. And besides, democratic politics is about compromise with the Power. It's not about dictatorial will, no matter noble it may be.
    Depressingly however, political compromise in the US means shilling out for the globalists. It's one thing to compromise for the good of the people but quite another when the compromise mainly serves the GLOB elites. When FDR came up with New Deal, he made compromises with labor, not with the capitalist elites. But labor isn't powerful enough to exert the kind of pressure necessary to tear Trump away from the GLOB.
    As for military guys, some of them just want ANY excuse to play ball. They see it as a sports. Any reason to play the game and fight the 'enemy'. Always a need for one.
    Or maybe, Trump is thinking of the WWII option. It's been said that WWII, more than the New Deal, ended the Great Depression. FDR's economic theory came down to creating the military-industrial complex. As the US mainland is free from attack, what does it matter if the US war machine goes into high gear and creates jobs and makes bombs to destroy other nations? Under FDR, guns were butter.

    Trump is a phenom, and he reveled in the campaign. That was his element. Entertainer, showman, comedian, provocateur, clown, big personality, salesman, demagogue, and etc. He's been promoting fights and running a TV Show. But when it comes to running something like government, he's at a loss. Trump is used to running his own businesses. Also, anything in business can be solved with money and settlements. Profits are the only thing that matters in business. In government, there are Other Interests, and some of these are tribal, ideological, and personal, and Trump cannot solve this problem by greasing hands.
    Also, Deep State are different from politicians. Trump once said politicians came to him for handouts, and that's all that most politicians or prostitucians are interested in. For them DC is Hollywood for 'ugly people'. It's their ticket to the Good Life and Respectability. But Deep State operatives, globo-tribalists, and entrenched ideologues are different. Some of them care about the power, not the money. Some of them are ideologues and grand visions. And others got more money than Trump and can't be bought.
    So, Trump must be flustered dealing with these types. They are unlike any other people he'd worked with before. They have their own agendas and try to bend Trump to their will. Money cannot solve his problems with them. And on most things, they are more informed than Trump even if they twist the facts to push the agenda, as with Syria.

    This Trump phenom is symptomatic of America as a spectacular but silly country. The US reinvents everything into a fantasy, a circus, a new religion. Mormonism is almost proto-Hollywood in its cheesy and Pirates-of-Penzance-like reinvention of the Bible. Mormonism's combination of opportunism & materialism AND puritanism & moralism is part of the kitschy delusion. Hollywood reinvented Christianity with ET with an outerspace messiah who befriends lonely children, dies, is resurrected, and returns to heaven. All the western mythology(and then some) was reinvented as STAR WARS. And the themes of revolution and radicalism of the 20th century was reinvented into a Calvin Klein fantasy of MATRIX.
    The Founding Fathers were lately reinvented as a bunch of rappers.
    So, Trump's nationalism is another fantasy, a show, a musical. It's not the real thing but a reinvention worthy for Las Vegas extravaganza. Trump has real power, but he cannot be taken seriously or soberly. He has to be approached as a Cecil B. DeMille production. He's the santa or the fake santa of nationalism, but then, is there such a thing as a real santa? Hoping for a true nationalist in Trump is like wishing that a store santa is the real thing. Given the system that allowed his rise, real nationalism is hard to come by.

    http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/125500/Donald-Trump-as-Moses-125793.jpg

    Trump pulled off a fun opening act as the would-be-Moses of the Deplorables, but the whole idea now seems rather silly. Trump as the deliverer? The man most famous for saying 'you're fired' is going to create an America where everyone is hired. LOL.
    But even if there is some sincerity in Trump as leader of long-forgotten Deplorables, the question is how far is he willing to go even if he succeeds on the economic front? After all, there were two Moses in the movie. There was Moses I, the Egyptian who served the empire. And Moses II, the one who regained his identity and led his people to the Promised Land.

    Trump's vision doesn't go beyond Moses I. In other words, he remains the servant of the Empire, the Glob. And his nationalism is really a means to serve the GLOB even better.
    Moses I defies the System and pushes 'reforms' that lead to better treatment for slaves, better food, and more human conditions. He sees it as a kind of triumph of justice, and it is. He has improved the lot of the Jewish slaves, but the fact is they remain slaves, and he is still serving the Pharaoh. If anything, one could say he has empowered the empire even more by making the slaves more productive, more hardworking, and improved in morale. So, paradoxically, his justice for the slaves has made the tyranny over them even more powerful. After all, an empire needs hard workers. (Communism failed in part because work ethic crumbled.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eVIJME3JW8

    Thus the moral victory of Moses I was delusional. He did bring some measure of justice to the slaves, but turning them into better and more willing workers, he has also empowered the Egyptian Empire that will conquer and enslave more peoples. The slaves were part of something bigger. They were just cogs in the system.

    For Moses to truly free the slaves, he must become Moses II, the man who awakens to his true identity and embarks on the exodus to lead his people from bondage. As long as the empire exists, Jews will just be slaves and servants to it no matter how much their lot is improved with better working conditions and better food. (Likewise, Hitler fattened Germany up in the 30s to embark on empire. Had he improved the lives of Germans for the sake of German nation itself, he would have been a decent leader. But his mind was infected with dream of empire, and that meant the Germans, once made strong and healthy again, would be used as cannon fodder to expand the empire. But if Hitler pursued his own mad dreams, Trump is beholden to the Imperial Vision of the Anglo-Zionists who are intoxicate with power and hegemony like college coaches with winning the Rose Bowl.) Trump isn't up to playing Moses II, and he knows it, and we know it. And even if he wanted to, it's not possible under the current system.

    So, we really need to think about the ultimate meaning and worth of Trumpian nationalism. If it's not true nationalism, what is it? Is it just a means to improve the morale, productivity, and patriotism of Americans so that they can be harnessed to serve the Empire better? After all, there has been an erosion of patriotism under Bush and Obama. Bush's wars even made Conservatives feel sorry they supported him. Obama's homo-worshiping supporters do not make red blooded patriots who will not only chant USA USA USA but fight and die for the empire. Most people in the US military didn't want to die for Obama.
    Without the gungho support of Red State America, the empire seems ever wobbly, all head and no body, as the body feels disconnected to the head that is all about homos and trannies in the military.

    So, Trump is useful for recharging patriotism and national pride among white Americans. But is it about national independence from globalism/empire(like how the US was founded in the first place) OR is it about national servitude to the empire? "Trump fattened you real good and returned you back to health. USA USA USA. Now, go out and win one for the globber."

    Trump defies the globalist Pharaoh only to serve him better. He brings back American pride and optimism... but he doesn't break the chains that holds the US in bondage to the GLOB. US may be the lone superpower, but there is a power bigger than the US. The GLOB is a made up of networks from US to Canada to EU to Australia to Japan to China to Latin America, and etc. It is the world of super-globalist-elites, the superpower over the superpower. The GLOB plays the entire world. It's like one horse among those pulling a carriage maybe the biggest and strongest. The super-power horse. So, it is the biggest power? No, there is a power above it: the combined energies of all the horses harnessed by the rider who hold the reins. America is the biggest and strongest horse of the GLOB but one of many horses harnessed together to stampede around the world.

    Trump is the man to demand better treatment for the big horse. Better food and new horse-shoes. But he's not the one to cut the horse loose and ride it to freedom like in ELECTRIC HORSEMAN. In the end, it must remain a WAR HORSE.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqM9aDbldkA

    BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, which came out one yr after TEN COMMANDMENTS, tell more or less the same moral tale. British soldiers are held captive, and the commander Nicholson(Guinness) is an honorable and courageous man. He has a deep sense of responsibility for all his men, and he expects humane treatment for all of them.
    Japanese want to use them for slave labor to build a bridge. And the Saito promises good treatment for Nicholson and officers IF they collaborate with Japanese in working prisoners like slaves. Nicholson refuses and pays a heavy price, and his men appreciate his defiance and sabotage the work until Saito relents and promises humane treatment to all the men. So, like Moses I, Nicholson triumphs and earns a measure of justice for his men.

    The irony is that, with improve productivity and morale, the men are serving the Japanese Empire, the evil enemy, even better than they might have otherwise. But Nicholson so savors his moral victory over Saito and the improved lot of his men that he becomes blind to the larger context of what's happening. No matter what his men do -- work as slaves treated inhumanly or prison-laborers treated well -- , they are serving the Japanese war machine to expand, kill more innocents, and kill more British soldiers. (But then, Nicholson, despite his concern for his men, is first and foremost, a man of hierarchy and blinded by class distinctions and all their vanities, which makes one wonder if he was motivated more by personal pride or morality.)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXdycEK_38Y

    In the end, Nicholson does come to his senses and blows up the bridge that was built by his men with great effort. However magnificent it is, it was built to serve the Japanese Empire.
    Blowing up the bridge is the only way he can free himself and his men from the Japanese empire.
    And in the TEN COMMANDMENTS, Moses is truly the deliverer of his people ONLY WHEN the split-sea-bridge is closed between his people and the Egyptians.
    You can't be part of an empire and still be free. The chains must be broken. Bridge must blow, the sea must close.

    In the case of the US, breaking the chains of empire is tricky. When Vietnam and Algeria threw out the French(and when Indians kicked out the Brits), it was nations yearning to be free and cutting the chains of imperialism. Those under imperial power can do this by sending the imperialists home.
    But US is the main imperial power in the world. Why would the US empire want to cut off the chains when it is the master over vassal states? America owns the chains.
    The reasons are threefold. (1) Empire is morally dubious, for both master power and servant nations. (2) Empire is costly and often bloody, and sometimes risks something like WWI (3) The current empire is less about American domination than the Glob domination over the US. The GLOB is a worldwide network. US is its main asset but the US is only of the its assets. So, the American Empire is really part of a bigger empire. Soros and his ilk play the whole world. Trans-national corporations have no loyalty to any nation. It's all about those at the top, and the elites of the world now attend same schools --- Harvard and Yale --- and plot the helot-ization of all peoples. GLOB has zero interest at heart when it comes to most Americans. If anything, the GLOB sees all nationals as replaceables.

    Anyway, for there be true freedom, we need someone to blow up the bridge or close the sea.
    There can no half-measures, like the guy finds out in PRINCE OF THE CITY. The poison has to be purged completely, and globalism is this vile evil force in the world. It is not good ole internationalism, a good thing that's about various nations trading and respecting one another's sovereign autonomy. Globalism is about the erasure of all borders, all identities, all sovereignties. It is about mass amnesia, homomania as world religion, endless Wars for Israel, Pentagon's insatiable hunt for new crises, demographic imperialism, and degradation of all native rooted identities and cultures(with the exception of Israel). Globalism is evil and must go. Trump is not the one to blow up the bridge. He will play showbiz version of Moses I but not Moses II who came to realize that the only way Jews can be free is to make a clean break with the Egyptians.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avWn9OAFfyQ

    Trump is fun and made a big splash and ruffled feathers, but I think the most he can offer is the hope of Deplorables being turned into good workers again so as to become better minions of the Empire. One thing for sure, Trump is not a serious man, nor should he be approached as such. He has to be seen for what he is. The hustler who plays everyone. To be upset with Trump is to be upset that one's playboy father is cheating on the mother.

    The true nationalist? He will come up with a way to blow up the bridge.

    Once again, much astute, incisive observations and commentary. And a gift for putting it into terms accessible to the masses (if not for brevity but I’m hardly one to talk on that count…). Bravo!

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