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See, earlier: THE SYSTEM REPUDIATED: City’s Own Report Confirms Charlottesville Police, Politicians Conspired To Suppress Unite The Right Rally (Adapted from the latest Radio Derb, available exclusively on VDARE.com )

Joe Biden launched with a lie. He made his candidacy official with a three-and-a-half-minute video that leaned heavily on the disturbances in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017. “Charlottesville, Virginia” are actually the first two words of the video.

The other words are largely pasted together from CultMarx boilerplate phrases. The Obama-ish phrase “who we are,” for example, which is now so threadbare even Leftists wince at it, turned up three times, along with “America’s an idea,” and the obligatory reference to “Europe in the 1930s.”

Why is it these Lefty orators never throw in a mention of St Petersburg in 1917? Hard to figure.

And of course Biden’s video didn’t lean on the Charlottesville events so much as on the Narrative of them constructed and broadcast by CultMarx media outlets, then re-broadcast and re-re-broadcast in a determined and successful effort to smother any account of what really took place.

We’ve offered ample coverage of what actually happened at Charlottesville here on VDARE.com, under the tag “Charlottesville Narrative Collapse.”

That tag is a bit optimistic: The CultMarx narrative of Charlottesville is triumphant in major media and probably among the public at large. That narrative has only collapsed among the tiny sliver of the population who have read all 207 pages of the Heaphy Report [PDF |alternate ]or the objective summaries of the report offered at websites like VDARE.com. Certainly Joe Biden had no qualms about retailing the dominant narrative in all its brazen mendacity.

And that’s when we heard the words of the President of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were, quote, “some very fine people on both sides.”

Very fine people on both sides? With those words, the President of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it.

I don’t myself buy the “moral equivalence” argument. One side in the Charlottesville fracas had the sole intention to hold a legally-permitted rally in defense of a historic statue. The other side had the intention to disrupt that rally violently. Local politicians and law-enforcement encouraged and assisted the latter faction. See Charlottesville Narrative Collapse: Heaphy Confirms Sam Dickson—Police Told “Let Them Fight It Out”.

Moral equivalence? I don’t see it.

What did the President actually have in mind when he spoke the words Joe Biden’s quoting? Here’s what Trump said:

And you had people—and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally—but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.

Now, in the other group also you had some fine people; but you also had trouble-makers. And you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats … You had a lot of bad people in the other group.

Plainly what was in the President’s mind there was the idea that there were some Nazi nutcases mixed in with the defenders of that statue; and there were some anarchist nutcases mixed in with the clergymen and cat ladies who initiated the violence.

The fact remains, however, that the first group, Nazis and all, had lawful permits to be where they were and do what they were doing, and the second group didn’t. But the authorities let that second group attack the first anyway.

So Joe Biden, this republic’s leading argument for congressional term limits—he’s been warming seats in Washington, D.C. since the Nixon administration and has already run for President twice, the first time 32 years ago—Joe Biden has launched his third campaign with a bare-faced lie.

Not much to be surprised about there: He launched that first campaign with an act of bare-faced plagiarism.

Mendacity, plagiarism: now there is moral equivalence.

It really does seem to be crazy time in the Democratic Party.

Not that Democratic policies are crazy: For sure some of them are—Open Borders, free college, banning cars and planes—but I doubt anyone much takes those seriously. When you consider what we might reasonably anticipate actually getting from an actual Democratic administration, it only differs in shades of gray from what we have currently under President Trump.

This is the age of the Uniparty. Heck, the borders are more open now than they were under Obama.

No, the real craziness is in the poll numbers for Democratic Presidential candidates. You’d think that by now we would have passed into the age of woke millennial voters driving those numbers, calling for youth, vigor, and novelty.

Yet when I brought up the Morning Consult website on Friday—that’s a basic, pretty reliable polling outfit sampling fourteen thousand likely Democratic primary voters nationwide—who should I see grinning out at me from the top of the poll but Joe Biden, favored by thirty percent of pollees, and Bernie Sanders, with 24 percent.

Yes, Joe Biden’s out in the lead there, favored by thirty percent of likely Democratic voters nationwide, thirty-four percent in the early-primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Nevada, when the actual voting starts to make headlines a few months from now.

All those millennial-friendly wunderkinder I’ve been reading about are way behind the two big kahunas. None of them even breaks ten percent, although Peter Buttigieg is close at nine percent. Of the seventeen candidates listed—yes, we’re up to seventeen, with a year and a half to polling day—only six break five percent.

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A lot of the explanation is just name recognition. Thirty-six percent of respondents hadn’t even heard of Mayor Buttigieg. If you are one of those who never heard of him and would like to get up to speed, I offered some extended commentary here last week.

Those of us who watch politics for a living tend to forget how little space it occupies in the minds of normal people, thank goodness. Most Americans find their families, their friends, their jobs, their hobbies, and the fortunes of their local sports teams more interesting than politics.

Even in these politically-fevered times, voter turnout in presidential elections struggles to break sixty percent. In last Fall’s midterms, turnout broke fifty percent for the first time since … Can you guess? When was the previous year more than half of eligible voters turned out for a midterm?

You could win a bar bet on this one: It was 1914.

Nevertheless, it’s still astonishing that the dynamic, progressive, forward-looking Democratic Party, which is so strongly favored by smartphone-addicted millennials with their untucked shirts, body piercings, skintight jeans, and degrees in Gender Studies, should have as its way most-strongly-favored presidential candidates two white guys whose ages on being elected, if either were to be elected, would be 78 or 79.

Should we mind these guys’ ages? Eh, it’s a trade-off. The great rule of life in these matters is the one that Frenchman gave us all those centuries ago: Si jeunesse savait, si vieillesse pouvait—”If youth only knew; if age only could.” When you’re young and full of vigor you can accomplish anything, but you don’t know squat. When you’re old you’re loaded up with wisdom, but it’s hard to get much done.

There’s a lot of individual variation, of course. I find it hard to believe, though, that most Americans, let alone most millennials, really want an octogenarian President.

If I’m right about that, the DNC needs to put more effort into getting name recognition for the thirty- and forty-something candidates further down the current polls.

According to Claud Cockburn, in the 1930s the English Language edition of The Communist International (the official voice of the Kremlin) translated a party directive addressed to the British Communist Party as “the lower organs of the party in Britain must make still greater efforts to penetrate the backward parts of the proletariat”.

Seems like the Democrats still have a lot of penetrating to do.

So I’m going to follow that up with a Buttigieg joke, right? Wrong! Why would I do that?

2010-12-24dl[1]John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjectsfor all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by VDARE.com com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT(also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

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  1. Hail says: • Website

    I don’t myself buy the “moral equivalence” argument. One side in the Charlottesville fracas had the sole intention to hold a legally-permitted rally in defense of a historic statue. The other side had the intention to disrupt that rally violently. Local politicians and law-enforcement encouraged and assisted the latter faction.

    Thank you for coming out, unambiguously, on the side of truth, justice, and reality re: Charlottesville.

    • Agree: Realist, mark green, Ragno
  2. Anon[346] • Disclaimer says:

    Great. Joe Biden’s campaign slogan is wage war on the white, Christian majority, which is Trump’s implicit policy.

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
  3. Thomm says:

    It is a privilege to see a sophisticated Confuse and Conquer Jew like Ron Unz singlehandedly tie up hundreds if not thousands of White Trashionalists at once. His strategy is particularly elegant when one observes the chess pieces that Ron advances in the correct sequence.

    Step 1 : Make a website that WNs use (since they can never build anything on their own). Let any and all anti-Semitic slurs stand on the website to make WNs complacent and even keyboard-courageous.
    Step 2 : Recruit the 2-3 intelligent authors that WNs read (Sailer, Derbyshire, etc.) who happen to bad at making money, so that they write for very little payment.
    Step 3 : After a few years, start pushing for normalization of Hispanics (even if illegal; especially if illegal).
    Step 4 : Deploy someone like Fred Reed to generate even more confusion, and then someone like Philip Giraldi to make anti-Semites feel at ease about saying anything.

    It works…and it is a lesson in asymmetrical attrition warfare by a sophisticated Confuse and Conquer Jew. Remember, he got handed an unprestigious assignment from Jewish central command. Harvey Weinstein got to have sex with the prettiest actresses for 30 years, George Soros gets to be a billionaire, etc. But someone has to do the less glamorous work, and Runzie Baby is equal to the task.

    Ron Unz has said about 95% of this site disputes the fact that the real division is black vs non-black. I am among the 5% that agree with him (although I am more conservative than him, since I think there should be only skilled, legal immigration, not unskilled and certainly never illegal).

    Now, here is the thing. Those who talk about Auschwitz, lampshades, and soap never get moderated here, but those who agree with Ron Unz do. He will even get angry with those who agree with him too vocally, even as any and all anti-Israel content is fully welcome.

    Why?

    It is because he thinks it will expose his game of 4D chess from the perception of a 70-IQ WN. But I guarantee that it cannot, since the typical White Trashionalist is far below the IQ threshold where they can observe the many pieces in motion. I can describe Ron’s plan in full detail (and I fully support it), without any risk of the WNs figuring out that they are the frog and the temperature is already up to about 160 degrees F.

    I am strongly in favor of what Ron Unz is doing. His recent ‘An Open Letter….’ article was a trial balloon through which he tested the speed at which the temperature can be increased under the immerse-in-water frog. I look forward to seeing him go for the kill (i.e. 212 degrees F) by around 2023 or so.

    Thanks,
    -Ira Rabinowitz

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @jack daniels
  4. “St Petersburg in 1917?”
    should be “Petrograd in 1917?”
    A good point nevertheless.

    • Replies: @Logan
  5. George says:

    Is polling dead? I have been contacted a couple of times in the past few years to take fairly lengthy phone polls. The call requesting I take the poll was forwarded from a landline to my cellphone. The land line is active because of an alarm system that requires a land line.

    Compare Sanders with Hillary’s collapsing onto a sidewalk:

    Bernie Sanders gets stitches after cutting head on shower door
    https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/bernie-sanders-gets-stitches-after-cutting-head-shower-door-n983776

    Including Trump, with 3 oldsters on tap, there is almost guaranteed to be an incident. Trump has the advantage as he does not actually have to do much, so he probably won’t be the one to publically collapse on stage or wherever.

    Which candidates use diapers?

    • Replies: @Grace Poole
    , @follyofwar
  6. anonymous[177] • Disclaimer says:

    Anti Whites say: Asian for Asians, African for Africans, White place for Everybody!

    Why is it that All and Only white populations must be ‘diverse’, ‘anti racist’ and have open borders?

    Are these White ‘Privileges’?

    When will the supposedly ‘anti racist’ media notice the sadistic torture, rape and murder of minority Whites in South Africa?

    How do our Anti White institutions and media justify this? Is it because of slavery? Colonialism?

    White people have not done anything non whites havent. Not slavery, not colonialism, nothing. See: Turkey, Mongolia, North Africa…

    In some cases, Whites uniquely sacrificed themselves to end these practices, and some are still practiced by non Whites today.

    And Whites have NOT been exempt from these evils – ask the Slavs or the Irish!

    This all means that anti racist is Code for Anti White
    And ‘diversity’ is code for White G…

  7. The Alt Right is no more..no less RACIST!!! than LA RAZA…The Race!!! in ingles…and Barack Obama’s favorite BLACK RACISTS AL SHARPTON AND BLACK LIVES MATTER……

    The ANTIFA came to Charlottesville to MURDER the young NATIVE BORN WHITE WORKING CLASS MEN who came to protest against POST-1965 NONWHITE LEGAL IMMIGRANT POLICY…

    Heather Hyer a 300 pound fat fuck pig ANTIFA came down with the intent to MURDER these young NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN MEN….

    Why was James Fields threatened with a military assault rifle….

    The ANTIFA came to Charlottesville with murderous open homocidal intent…exhibit A:Dwayne Dixon…..and his Bush Master…

    • Replies: @Fidelios Automata
  8. Joe Biden is a filthy cockroach…….Irish variety….just like the filthy fucking cockroaches JFK and Teddy…..

  9. Renoman says:

    The Democrats are completely screwed.

  10. Dear gentle Unz Review Readers

    Here is another gentle and tranquil daily reminder reminder as you sit in the lotus position humming “ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm”……..

    THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OPENLY WANTS…

    TO MURDER IN COLD BLOOD….

    NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS WHITE MALES!!!!!!

    Enjoy your cleansing herbal tea this morning!!!!

  11. @anonymous

    THE PASSAGE OF THE 1965 NONWHITE LEGAL IMMIGRANT INCREASE ACT

    WAS A RACIST HATE CRIME!!!!!

    AGAINST THE HISTORIC NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS MAJORITY

  12. Heather Hyer was not an anti-racist….Heather Hyer voted for the hard core racist homosexual Barack Obama….

    Heather came to Charlottesville WITH HATE IN HER HEART….and 300 pounds of cellulite….

  13. Hail says: • Website

    In last Fall’s midterms, turnout broke fifty percent for the first time since … Can you guess? When was the previous year more than half of eligible voters turned out for a midterm?

    You could win a bar bet on this one: It was 1914.

    I posted an overview of the full actual numbers for Nov. 2018 at Steve Sailer’s blog three months ago (#15):

    The U.S. Election Project finds 260 million U.S. residents and U.S. citizens abroad [4 million, 1.9% of total, seemingly including a highly disproportionate share of iSteve commenters] age 18+ in Nov. 2018, of which there were:

    (a) 21.2 million known foreign citizens resident in the USA, ineligible to vote [8.2%]

    (b) 3.1 million U.S. citizens ineligible to vote due to felony (not a sum of total felons but calculation by USEP based on each state’s laws; state laws vary and some only disqualify felons currently incarcerated; red states generally also disqualify those on probation/parole, the biggest states and blue states generally don’t) [1.2%]

    (c) 117.2 million nonfelon U.S. citizens who did not cast any vote (including persons eligible but who did not register to vote) [45.1%]

    (d) 2.0 million votes were cast but invalid, blank, or rejected (as in some unverifiable provisional ballots; some of these really will have been fraudulent, others mistaken non-valid votes of the Hanging Chad variety) [0.8%]

    (e) 116.5 million successfully did cast a valid vote [44.8%]

    Using the 118.5 million who ‘attempted’ to vote (d+e) over the total eligible population (c+d+e), that gives 50.3% turnout in Nov. 218. Using only the valid votes cast (e), it is 49.5% turnout in Nov. 2018.

    Another possible turnout number for 2018 is <45% (setting denominator to "all adults, excluding illegals." If including illegals, even high-turnout 2018 could be potentially pushing down strongly towards 40% of all adults resident on U.S. soil, depending on how many illegals there really are.)

    So it’s clear there is a problem with turnout calculations, especially for historical comparisons, and that is the problem of setting the denominator and having consistent data for it (All adults? Non-felons? Citizens? known, legal residents? Registered voters? Persons eligible to vote regardless of registration? What about citizens abroad, count them or not?).

    All the above being complicated by different state-level laws and ways of recording data. And then, for historical comparison’s sake, should non-voting Blacks in the South in the now-distant past have been counted or not? What about women in the early years of partial (and then full) enfranchisement, when their voting rate was low?

    To a lesser extent there are also numerator problems (validly cast/counted votes, or all votes?), which could cause a shift on the order of 1%.

    It may be (and probably is, IMO) that 2018’s true turnout was ~equal to the 1962, 1966, and 1970 midterm turnouts (those being 47-48%, as reported at the private USEP site) but for certain methodological differences on how the calculations are made and what data is available. In statistics-speak, anyway, we really cannot reject the null hypothesis that turnout was the same for 1962, 1966, 1970, and 2018, given our data uncertainties.

    • Replies: @Hail
  14. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    One maybe-surprising conclusion is that only one-in-six regular-midterm-non-voters switched to being a voter in 2018:

    – 2018: 50.3%
    – 2014: 36.7%
    – 2010: 41.8%
    – 2006: 41.3%
    – 2002: 40.5%
    – 1998: 39.3%
    – 1994: ca. 42.5%
    – 1990: ca. 39.5%
    – 1986: ca. 39.25%
    – 1982: ca. 43.5%

    …[T]he midterm “base” rate for the 1980s to 2010s (before Trump) was “40% vote, 60% don’t vote.” The media-induced Anti-Trump Hysteria (slash anti-Anti-Trump Enthusiasm) got only one in six of the normal stay-at-homes out to vote. New marginal votes: 10%; stay-at-home base rate: 60%, equals one in six.

    Going back to the 1970s and earlier, methodology becomes more and more shaky (as described above), with different states reporting turnout different ways, meaning we can only use these numbers as estimates or guideposts. I believe even the (privately run) USEP site stops making its turnout calculation that it considers exactly comparable to present-day data, before the 1980s, for lack of good and consistent data.

    • Replies: @Hail
  15. 300 pound Heather Hyer came to Charlottesville to fart in Richard Spencer’s general direction…..

    Why didn’t the Charlottesville Police arrest Heather Hyer for intent to release a noxious toxic substance from her bowels in Public?

    Heather Hyer came to Charlottesville with HATE IN HEART…… and highly compressed dangerous gasses in her bowels…..

  16. @George

    Boxers or briefs —> Certainty or Depends?

    The adult diaper market in Japan is growing. On September 25, 2008, Japanese manufacturers of adult diapers conducted the world’s first all-diaper fashion show . . .

    In May 2010, the Japanese adult diaper market expanded to be used as an alternative fuel source. The used diapers are shred, dried, and sterilized to be turned into fuel pellets for boilers. The fuel pellets amount for 1/3 the original weight and contains about 5,000 kcal of heat per kilogram. [wikipedia]

  17. Joe is a hypocrite, like all pols Joe has a double standards problem. Joe loves Nazis when they suit his agenda, so much so that he’ll send them free weapons, train and fund them, just like the Israeli govt.

    Joe Biden Rails against Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville after Supporting Them in Ukraine

    https://www.mintpressnews.com/joe-biden-launches-campaign-charlottesville-condemnation-supporting-neo-nazis-ukraine/257891/

    Biden was 2nd in command in the administration that cost the party over 1000 elected seats, 13 governorships and 14 state legislatures. He was 2nd in command of the administration that led the country to Donald Trump’s doorstep.

    All the online polls I’ve seen have Bernie or Tulsi winning. Joe is a loser. Which is probably why the Dems will rig the election and pick Joe. Trump wins. The establishment would rather Joe lose to Trump than have Bernie or Tulsi beat him.

    US govt. already spends more $$$ on collage than countries that provide “free” collage, same thing with health care, only with shittier results.

    All the Fox news loving right wingers here should love Joe, he not much different than Bush, Clinton, obama, Trump or Ted Cruz. All members of the uniparty. All love “open borders” because they’re all capitalists/globalists, and capitalists love cheap labor.

    Biden voted for NAFTA and pushed the TPP

    Opposes single-payer healthcare
    Opposes cannabis legalization
    Supports the death penalty
    Wrote the 1994 crime bill
    Voted for DOMA
    Voted for NAFTA
    Voted for Iraq War
    Voted for PATRIOT Act
    Voted to repeal Glass-Steagall
    Voted to make it harder to eliminate student debt

    Right wing Joe.

  18. Our goal should be a ONE MILLION NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN MEN’S MARCH in DC….and this would be just the start…..

  19. @Grace Poole

    Ronald Reagan was the ADULT DIAPER I’M A GOOD LITTLE DOGGIE President……and if you voted for this turd…..

    You voted for THE DEATH OF THE HISTORIC NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS MAJORITY…….

  20. @redmudhooch

    Grifters Joe Biden and Virginia Governor Terry McCauliffe work on behalf of the special interests that own America…..

    So…Who…What are these SPECIAL INTERESTS?

    Answer:ADL…AIPAC….ISRAEL……CORPORATE OLIGARCHS……The aforementioned Special Interests want to violently exterminate…….THE HISTORIC NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN WORKING CLASS MAJORITY……..

    IT’S A RACE WAR…..ADL…AIPAC…ISRAEL……And CLASS WARFARE(Corporate Oligarchs)….

  21. FOREIGN INTERFERENCE

    IN

    US ELECTIONS

    CHUCK SCHUMER=ISRAEL

  22. @War for Blair Mountain

    Fields didn’t even kill Heyer, it was her “eat everything in sight” diet.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
  23. Open borders is not about cheap labor.
    Open borders is for the race replacement of white people,
    to “holocaust-proof” the entire western world.
    It has nothing to do with the economy.

    The destruction of Christendom is being done to make the world
    user friendly for the nose, part of the “never again” program.

    Biden is just another shabbos goy sellout POS.

    Biden is an ethnomasochist because it PAYS to be an ethnomasochist.

    The nose has the cash, so the nose wins.

  24. bro3886 says:

    Joe Biden has long been known as one of the stupidest white men in politics, if not the stupidest. One look into those beady little eyes should convince any normal person that you are looking at a narcissistic psychopath, a man totally without common morals or scruples who would do anything to get what he wants. In the 70s he was against busing, in 2019 he’s spouting what can only be described as white-hating genocidal racism, because that’s what any Democrat has to do in the primaries, appeal to a viciously anti-white constituency. Joe’s happy to do it, no matter how many white 5 year-olds get tossed off of balconies.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
    • Replies: @eah
  25. Dutch Boy says:

    Mr. Biden is about to get an object lesson in hate (of old, white, straight males).

    • Replies: @Svigor
  26. Daniel H says:

    Trump will likely lose in 2020.

    The Democrat who runs on universal Medicare will get my vote, and will likely win the election.

    What have Republicans done for you lately?

  27. I’ve grown to dislike Trump, but I think he will probably win another term.
    I say this because I argue with cucks on Youtube all day long.
    When I say that Trump has done nothing for white people, the cucks whine that
    “He’s trying but the Democrats won’t let him do anything.”

    Apparently, Ann Coulter is the only Republican that can see the truth about Trump.

  28. Realist says:
    @Thomm

    The delusional Jew.

    • Replies: @Thomm
  29. Biden launches with an old White Guy bedpan….

    Kamala Harris’s campaign ads will directly appeal and mobilize nonwhite youth……you can just see it comming:”I AM THE FUTURE….YOU ARE THE FUTURE……”

    While you were sitting in NHL Hockey Arenas….The Democratic Party imported it’s highly RACIALIZED Democratic Party Voting Bl0c……

  30. @Robert Dolan

    Then why did he pick psychopathic Corporate Oligarchs for economic advisors…..? That’s what I would tell them…Why is Trump aiding and abetting ISIS and Al QUEDA in Syria….?

    Trump could have used unitary executive power to override the rulings of Chinese “American” Federal Judges who made it impossible to restrict Muslim Legal Immigration….

    The White Guys who you debate are basically admitting that Trump is a very weak man who is afraid of the Democrats….

  31. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    Based on a review of (the admittedly methodologically imperfect) turnout data, I see five distinct eras of U.S. political history since the mid-19th century. I posted on this in Jan. 2019 (#38), the summary of which I’ll repost here:

    Five stages of U.S. democracy viewed through prism of the statistic Midterm Turnout:

    (1) Mid to Late 1800s, the classic era of U.S. democracy (turnout over 70%);

    (2) 1898 to 1910s: Ellis Island-induced[?] turnout decline(starting with the 1898 midterm, turnout transitions down to 50%);

    (3) 1918 to 1940s: Transition period, in which there are multiple disruptions to turnout associated with: war mobilization/migration; the gradual decline of the first-generation Ellis Islander share of the voting pool; and women’s suffrage (in this period, “overall turnout” took an immediate hit, down to the 30s in each midterm from 1918 to 1930, with women voting at low rates in the first cycles after enfranchisement);

    (4) A mid-20th-century ‘Era of Good Feelings’: Late 1940s to the 1970 midterm (turnout stable at ~50%);

    (5) Late 20th to early 21st century ‘Era of Apathy’: It began with a whimper in Nov. 1974 (midterm) following the Nixon resignation, and persisted through 2014; these cycles all clocked in turnouts of 40%, give or take one or two points. The Trump Bounce of 2018 cannot be called a stage as yet — wait till 2022 and 2026 before making any hasty judgments.

    Explanation of each era, as I see it, from the USEP data (#38).

  32. 3182122

    Moreover….Jack Johnson was knocked out cold in the third round by Jewish boxer Joe Choyinski whose newspaper editor father Isidore Choyinski hated the Chinese Legal Immigrants in California…..Izzy Choyinski in a famous editorial came to the defense of Irish Immigrant Denis Kearney who instigated a major race riot in San Francisco….Mockinghill race riot……..against Chinese Coolie Labor…..And then there was Socialist Jew Legal Immigrant…..Samuel Gompers……from Deutchlannd and his anti-Chinese Testimony before the US Congress calling for the passage of 1872 CHINESE LEGAL IMMIGRANT EXCLUSION ACT!!!!

    Gentleman Jim Corbet was almost knocked out by Joe Choyinski….Choyinski learned his boxing style from the Irish boxers in San Francisco……style:Roy Jones-Ray Mayweathder sneaky style…..Typical of the Irish isn’t John…..

  33. Andrew Yang expresses OPEN GENOCIAL INTENT TOWARDS WORKING CLASS NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN MALES…..

    If NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICANS were still a 90 percent racial majority within the borders of America…An America of high wage Labor Markets….the shooting yesterday in California never would have happened………

    Tucker Carlson

    In embracing Andrew Yang…YOU EMBRACE THE POLICY OF WHITE GENOCIDE AGAINST…YOUNG WORKING CLASS NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN MALES……J’ACCUSE WASP TURD…

  34. TG says:

    Joe Biden is Hilary Clinton without the charisma.

  35. @TG

    Joe Biden is Hillary Clinton’s filthy dingleberry……

  36. @Robert Dolan

    ” Apparently , Ann Coulter is the only Republican that can see the truth about DT”

    Bullshit She has her head up her ass, and I see the truth about DT, that being : He is the most heroic, intelligent occupant of the WH since eons.

    He is the first guy with actual empathy for the working stiffs, and he knows that he is walking around with a bullseye on his back.

    Just why are the Democrats acting so fucking crazy, such as never before? : Because this is the first time that they have ever met up with actual opposition, up until now the cowardly Republicans have caved on everything.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US Army vet, and pro jazz artisit.

    • Replies: @Eagle Eye
    , @Svigor
  37. Thomm says:
    @Realist

    I do not approve of WN wiggers such as you.

    • LOL: Realist
  38. Ragno says:

    Where is the Innocence Project or any well-funded group dedicated to overturning unjust convictions? James Fields desperately needs one of those Kunstler-like do-gooders who pat themselves on the back for championing unpopular causes in the name of justice; where are they? Cricket chirps respond. (And I suspect Kunstler himself was just playing an Alinsky long con the whole time; were he alive today, he’d keep as schtum as his acolytes and associates.)

    Anybody not blinded by ideology can surely understand…..once they realize how relentlessly they’ve been conditioned not to understand this event… that any person in their right mind, if driving a car while hundreds and hundreds of armed maniacs are attacking said car and trying to drag you out of it, is going to do what James Fields did – drive through that mob and save their own life.

    For prominent and influential individuals to emphatically demonize Fields for doing what any one of any race, gender or background would have no choice but to do – and particularly to demonize him after his shameful railroading in what was nothing less than a Soviet show trial on American soil, followed by an insanely cruel and unwarranted living death sentence for doing what they’d reflexively exonerate anyone else in that situation for doing – is simply tyranny hiding behind a fabricated facsimile of American democracy; evil masquerading as virtue.

    Until James Fields is free, America is just another dying behemoth dog-paddling toward totalitarianism to buy itself a few more years. Even Orwell knew better than to have his Evil Empire draw devil-horns on Emmanuel Goldstein for driving a $#@!& car.

  39. @Ragno

    Gerry Spence is 9o years old…retired…..James Fields needs someone like Gerry Spence……

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  40. @Ragno

    Dwayne Dixon…from the Youtube videos…..speaks with an obvious lisp…..

    Dwayne Dixon from the Youtube videos was obviously the ring leader of the violent ANTIFA in Charlottesville…..

    How is Dwayne Dixon not guilty of felony homicide?

  41. @George

    I am so reminded of 73 year-old GOP nominee Bob Dole falling off the stage at a rally in Sept. 1996. He was already behind in the polls to young incumbent Bill Clinton, but Dole’s fall cemented in the minds of many that he was just too damn old for the job. The geriatric duo of Biden/Sanders better make sure that they’re not wearing slippery shoes.

  42. Eagle Eye says:
    @Anon

    IGNORE everything Joseph Biden says – all the slick, billion dollar PR, all the media narrative. We must restate and repeat, again and again, until enough people get it:

    JOSEPH BIDEN WAS GIVEN LAST RITES IN 1988 after a brain aneurysm had started “leaking” blood into his brain. He had to undergo two major operations, and suffered a lung embolism in the process.

    Notwithstanding the predictable happy talk from his paid physicians, many observers apparently noted changes in Joseph Biden’s personality post-op. His creepy handsyness seems to have started or at least worsened as a result.

    Cognitive impairment is also INEVITABLE as a result of major brain surgery.

    In addition, Joseph Biden would, of course, turn 80 in office if he survived long enough. (Of course, Biden may be no more than a tactical “stalking horse” to help grease the skids for a less electable but elite-preferred candidate such as Kamala Harris.

    Americans are famously willing to give almost everyone a chance if there is enough of a clamor. However, we should, perhaps, exempt really important jobs such as airline pilot from these egalitarian, “give Suzy a chance” strictures.

    The next U.S. president may well find himself called upon to decide on World War III within a matter of 5 minutes. Is this a job we want to entrust to Joseph “BRAIN LEAK” Biden?

    https://infogalactic.com/w/index.php?title=Joe_Biden&oldid=724676537

    P.S.: Also, when did Biden have his last face lift? He looks synthetic.

  43. Eagle Eye says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    [Donald Trump] knows that he is walking around with a bullseye on his back.

    Yep. Trump seemed to be a hostage in the White House during his initial months there.

    The last-minute (?) jerk of the needle in Trump’s favor may have been the culmination of a subterranean power struggle between two factions of the Deep State, respectively anchored in military intelligence (DIA) and civilian intelligence and “law enforcement” (CIA/FBI etc.), respectively, each with supporting billionaire clubs, ideologues, PR/psy-ops, etc. Remember the video of Hillary being bundled into a car, apparently unconscious?

    Some of the bizarre events during the Trump presidency such as the bizarre 2017 Vegas shooting seem to make more sense when seen as a show of force staged by one faction.

  44. @War for Blair Mountain

    I actually thought that Spence was dead. He used to be a panelist on TV all the time. Wikipedia says that Spence never lost a criminal case – either as a defense lawyer or prosecutor. Why doesn’t a big name attorney take on Fields’ appeal? Are they all afraid?

  45. It’s just a quibble, but your statement about voter turnout in mid-turn elections should really contain a caveat, or throw out some data. See, unless it was during wartime, there was a time that nobody remembers anymore when the Feral Gov’t wasn’t the powerful beast it is now. People did not see a reason to vote for one congressman (who represented maybe only 1/3 – 1/2 as many as he does now) when there wasn’t that much in their lives that the guy would effect one way or another. Now, THAT was a Republic!

    Maybe you should throw out the data through at least the middle of the FDR era, and even then, one could say that the US Gov’t was still relatively small until the Socialist scum Lyndon Johnson got the Presidency. RIH, LBJ.

  46. Logan says:
    @The ol' gaffer

    Hey, learned something! I thought it was the commies renamed the city because of its Christian moniker, but it was the tsar in September 1914 because of the Germanity of the name.

    Thanks!

  47. Logan says:
    @Ragno

    if driving a car while hundreds and hundreds of armed maniacs are attacking said car and trying to drag you out of it, is going to do what James Fields did – drive through that mob and save their own life.

    I’ve watched a LOT of video of this event. He could have reversed out of there before getting into the crowd. I’ve never seen any evidence he was attacked significantly until after the crash.

    To be sure the crowd went after him with great enthusiasm after it happened, but he did not have to pile into the crowd. In fact, one photo I’ve seen seems to show his brake lights on while he’s still a half-block or so from the crowd, so presumably he either took his foot off the brake or hit the gas.

    I also don’t think he was able to see the cars in the middle of the crowd, so he may have thought he could just sail through it and keep going.

    I don’t know exactly what happened or what was going through his mind. But it’s clear to me he wasn’t really in grave danger until after the crash. He could have just reversed out of there, which is indeed what he did after the crash.

    BTW, important safety tip. When attacking a vehicle that has just crashed into a car in front, do NOT stand behind the vehicle if it’s still operable!

    I also thought it was quite amazing there weren’t more deaths. Some of those guys move really quickly!

  48. Svigor says:

    I kept wondering if Sleepy Joe wrote the script himself, what with how many times he said “who we are.”

    Has Joe focus-grouped “who we are” lately? Cuz it’s pretty worn-out. And it was always shitty and patronizing to begin with.

  49. Svigor says:

    That tag is a bit optimistic: The CultMarx narrative of Charlottesville is triumphant in major media and probably among the public at large.

    Because the “mainstream right” are actually a slightly right-leaning arm of the leftist regime and treat us like enemies. WE ARE THEIR ENEMIES – the left is not.

    And you had people—and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally

    Kind of a dog-whistly condemnation. Probably just an accident, because Trump’s a moron and doesn’t choose his words carefully. But “should be condemned totally” kinda rhymes with “should be condemned totally if you want to keep your job and access to (((Big Media))) and other jewed-up fields and institutions.”

  50. Svigor says:

    Those of us who watch politics for a living tend to forget how little space it occupies in the minds of normal people, thank goodness. Most Americans find their families, their friends, their jobs, their hobbies, and the fortunes of their local sports teams more interesting than politics.

    Leaving the field to Jew oligarchs. Yay. Thank G-d.

    WTF are you smoking, my dude? Puff-puff-give, nigga.

    As for the mick nonagenarian and the yid nonagenarian being the front-runners, I think there’s more to it than just name recognition. I think a lot of dems are thinking, “anyone but Trump; if the squishy middle want an old white guy, then by God, we’ll give them an old white guy.”

  51. Svigor says:
    @Dutch Boy

    Yeah Joe is doomed. The Democrats will finish him long before he gets anywhere near Trump.

  52. Svigor says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    Trump’s the best President Israel has ever had.

    • Replies: @eah
  53. Why is it these Lefty orators never throw in a mention of St Petersburg in 1917?

    Because it will always be Leningrad to them.

    • Replies: @Oleaginous Outrager
  54. @Oleaginous Outrager

    the fortunes of their local sports teams more interesting than politics

    Anyone for whom this is true needs to be at least shunned, if not openly mocked and forced to clean filth from the streets with their tongues. After their voting rights are rescinded, of course.

  55. eah says:
    @bro3886

    because that’s what any Democrat has to do in the primaries

    I’m not so sure it’s only Democrats — note this quote from Trump (speaking of stupid): “…and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally…”

    Since his election (thanks exclusively to the votes of Whites; every other group voted against him), Drumpf has shown zero allegiance to, and nearly no interest in, Whites as a demographic group — but he kisses Jew ass, including neocon warmongers, and repeatedly bellows about low black and Hispanic unemployment — at this point, any thinking white person could only vote for him in ‘lesser of two evils’ mode.

    • Replies: @eah
  56. eah says:
    @eah

    ‘kissing Jew ass’

  57. @Thomm

    Even if that were Mr. Unz’s concept, he would be taking the risk that by 2023 too many people will agree with his transgressive authors for it to be viable to jail them. The far right isn’t wrong about everything.

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