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President Trump opened his address to the United Nations General Assembly this week with a gracious tribute to those foreign leaders who had offered help with America’s recent hurricane and flood disasters. (No doubt these were connected somehow with the activities of the Trump administration. Don’t laugh: It was an article of faith in imperial China that natural disasters were a reflection of disorder in the human world. Those of you who have read the greatest novel ever written about China, Tibet, Wall Street, Buddhism, and Italian Opera will know that this belief can by no means be dismissed as a mere archaic superstition).

Then Trump gave a comprehensive survey of the foreign scene. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my own response was less negative than most. And his hints on immigration and refugees were positively welcome.

I was inclined to negativity, being a U.N.-hater. My ideal of a speech by a U.S. President to the U.N. would be one announcing, in as few words as possible, our withdrawal from the whole U.N. circus and the revocation of all diplomatic privileges for U.N. employees, with those who are not U.S. citizens being placed under 24-hour deportation orders.

The U.N. is an archaism. It accomplishes nothing that could not be done just as well with traditional diplomacy, brought up-to-date by online conferencing services. The typical U.N. functionary is the nephew or mistress of some banana republic dictator-of-the-week, with a high school education and a lavish expense account. These people do nothing useful. To the contrary, they are a nuisance to the inhabitants of Manhattan.

The whole thing needs to be scrapped, or at least moved to some location where its pointlessness is more in concord with its immediate surroundings: Haiti, perhaps, or Brussels, alongside the European Union headquarters.

I’m a radical, though; and I’ve come to terms with the fact that Trump isn’t. He’s not going to kick out the U.N., any more than he’s going to deport all the illegal aliens, or have a moratorium on legal immigration, or challenge Birthright Citizenship, or pull us out of NATO, or end Affirmative Action, or close down the Department of Education, or ban public-sector unions.

I’ll take what I can get.

Best of all, for a National Conservative, were Trump’s repeated references to what he called “those three beautiful pillars … of peace” which are: sovereignty, security, and prosperity. The word “sovereignty” showed up ten times in the speech, and “sovereign” by itself another twelve times—you could almost call it the keynote of Trump’s address.

Globalists of both the cuckservative Right and the Left were horrified. Neocon Invade-The-World/ Invite-The-World fanatic Max Boot [Email him] writing in USA Today, thundered

[Harry] Truman and his aides would have been appalled if they had lived long enough to see Trump preening before the U.N. General Assembly, praising national sovereignty as the greatest good in the world.

[At U.N., Trump’s ‘me first’ doctrine abandons Truman’s postwar ‘security for all’, September 19, 2017 ]

How people do get stuck in the past! I’ve sometimes mocked the pampered, petted, affirmative-actioned, endlessly-deferred-to black activists of today by saying that for them, it’s always 1965. For Max Boot, it’s always 1947. There have been no new developments in international affairs, nothing that needs changing, no balances out of kilter that need correcting—the one between nationalism and globalism, for example.

The globalist Left was just as horrified by Trump’s speech as the globalist Right. Not for the first time, I found myself wondering if they are really two different things.

MSNBC airhead Brian Williams wondered aloud whether the President’s repeated use of the word “sovereignty” was a “dog whistle” to his base—you know, those knuckle-dragging racist Nazi KKK white-supremacist bigots over in the West Virginia hollows [Brian Williams: Was Trump’s repeated use of ‘sovereignty’ during U.N. speech a dog whistle?, By Jessica Chasmar, The Washington Times, September 20, 2017]

Brian Williams’ guest, some Lefty bimbo, went right along with this dog-whistle theory. Using the words “sovereign” and “sovereignty” that many times, she said, undermined international bodies like the U.N. []

Well, I certainly hope so.

Here was the Lefty bimbo on why Trump used the words “sovereign” and “sovereignty” so much:

It just means what he was talking about from the beginning, which is “America First, we’re going to go it alone.”

Does it? Here’s the relevant passage from Trump’s U.N. speech, quote:

All responsible leaders have an obligation to serve their own citizens, and the nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition.

But making a better life for our people also requires us to work together in close harmony and unity to create a more safe and peaceful future for all people.

Is what he said the same as what she said he said? Judge for yourself.

What I saw in the speech was a long-overdue redressing of the balance. Of course nationalism is not an unqualified good; of course nationalism has its pathologies. But you can say the same of globalism.

One thing Donald Trump’s election victory last year demonstrated is that many of us think globalism has gone too far, has over-reached, especially in the absurd and nation-destroying doctrine of Open Borders. We want to redress the balance. The good thing about Trump’s speech; It sounds as though he wants to redress that balance, too.

But my own reaction to Trump’s speech was mild by Dissident Right standards, leaving me wondering if my heart was too soon made glad.

The fiercer types, like Hunter Wallace over at Occidental Dissent, were denouncing the speech as pure neoconnery. The expression “George W. Trump” was getting new currency. Be interesting to see Hunter Wallace in debate with Max Boot.

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Well, yeah. I’d be a happier guy, too, if we left the Afghans to their own devices (or livestock), told Northeast Asia to deal with its own regional problems, and let Venezuela revert to cannibalism, so long as they didn’t try to make an export industry out of it.

But when did we last hear a President say things like

  • “The nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition.”
  • “Uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the receiving countries.”
  • “We will stop radical Islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation.”
  • “We support recent agreements of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible.”
  • “We have a policy of principled realism, rooted in shared goals, interests, and values.”
  • “In foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of sovereignty. Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens—to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.”

Yeah, sure, that was all mixed in with Neoconnish bluster about confronting evil and “funding AIDS relief” and “empowering women all across the globe.” It’s a question of how much you mind the bluster.

“George W. Trump” is not a bad descriptor. I’m not crazy about the “George W.” part. Still, “George W. Trump” beats “George W. Bush” in my book.

And either of them is a cosmic improvement on Barack Obama’s anti-white radicalism.

Ann Coulter was of course more negative than me; but even Ann liked the bit about refugees:

The part I liked was a little-noticed sentence or two on our refugee policy, saying we have a lot of experience with the migration of, you know, displaced, poverty-stricken people, and we see that it doesn’t help us and it doesn’t help them.

They need to stay in their countries. They need to put pressure, for one thing, to help them out, pressure for any economic changes, and he said for the cost of resettling one refugee in this country we can help ten potential refugees in their own countries.

I’ve never understood that. Why do they have to come here? Why can’t we help them where they are …?

Ann Coulter Reacts to President Trump UN Speech, Mark Simone Show, September 20, 2017

I have the advantage of Ann here, apparently. I do understand why we bring refugees here and give them permanent settlement. Around ninety percent of the answer in encompassed by the words “cheap labor,” like ninety percent of all U.S. immigration policy.

The balance is pressure from the refugee resettlement rackets, which the indefatigable Ann Corcoran has been documenting for years over at her Refugee Resettlement Watch website.

Recently, Ann published extracts from the audited financial reports for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. They got nearly a hundred million dollars in federal grants last year, up eighteen percent on the previous year.

And the Catholic Bishops Conference is just one of the nine refugee contracting agencies, most with reassuringly churchy-sounding names, with their snouts in the federal trough. It’s not even the one with their snouts deepest in the trough, either. That would be Episcopal Migration Ministries, which is 99.5 percent funded by taxpayer dollars!

That’s something to bear in mind when you read about e.g. Cardinal Timothy Dolan attacking Steve Bannon for saying, in an interview with Charlie Rose, Bannon that the Catholic Church has “an economic interest in … unlimited illegal immigration.”

Which, harrumphed Cardinal Dolan, was “so ridiculous that it doesn’t merit a comment.”

Possibly so: but as Michael Patrick Leahy pointed out, those dollar figures on the government grants the Church is getting for refugee resettlement show very clearly that, whatever the case is with illegal immigration, the Church has a big fat economic interest in that aspect of legal immigration. [Cardinal Dolan Bears False Witness Against Steve Bannon as Catholic Bishops Choose ‘Social Justice’ over Constitution on Illegal Immigration, by Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart, September 8,2017]

I’ll admit I have a particular loathing for Cardinal Dolan because of the way he treated Frank Borzellieri, the New York City educator and devout Catholic who was hate-bombed by the CultMarx mob for some mildly race-realist things he’d said years earlier, and who received no support whatever from the Church he’d served faithfully for many years.

Far as I’m concerned, Dolan’s spiritual standing would be improved if he were to undergo one of the grislier styles of martyrdom.

This is especially relevant because we are coming to the end of the federal government’s Fiscal Year 2017, on October 1st. Before that happens, President Trump is required to submit his number for a refugee ceiling in the coming year.

[White House Weighs Lowering Refugee Quota To Below 50,000, By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Miriam Jordan, NYT, September 12, 2017]

The benchmark number here; fifty thousand. That’s the number Trump has mentioned in this context (it was in his “travel ban”) far below the 85 thousand admitted in fiscal 2016, which in turn is below the 110 thousand Barack Obama wanted admitted when he set the ceiling last year.

Now we’re hearing that there is pressure on Trump from his advisors, especially Stephen Miller—who, by the way, is believed to have written the U.N. speech—and the Department of Homeland Security, pressure to lower the ceiling number even further.

As Ann Corcoran has proposed, and we have seconded, the correct ceiling number for refugees getting permanent resettlement in the U.S.A. during Fiscal Year 2018 is—ZERO!!!!!!!

That will mean an empty trough for Cardinal Dolan and the other Refugee Racketeers. But it will be in concord with the remarks on the subject in Trump’s U.N. speech, and with the national interests of the U.S.

2010-12-24dl[1]John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for 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.

(Republished from VDare.com by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. I’m a radical, though; and I’ve come to terms with the fact that Trump isn’t. …

    I’ll take what I can get.

    This is such a reasonable statement. It’s very nice to read, thank you Mr. Derbyshire. I wish more people on all political sides would speak and act similarly.

    “Think radical, act rational” is a nice slogan, don’t you think?

    It’s fine to have wildly radical opinions. Some of them may even be right. Maybe we are doomed and the sky is falling, or maybe happiness is just around the corner. But in these times of [current President’s name] derangement syndrome, with mega-hysteria over micro-aggressions, shouldn’t we all try to be a bit reasonable? It may not attract a lot of Likes and clicks, but the absence of frenzy does one good.

    Reasonable radicals, unite!

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    That is a prescription for more Deep State control.
    , @Colleen Pater
    No its not its EXACTLY HOW WE GOT IN THIS EXISTENTIAL CRISIS and really surprised Derb said such an absurd thing. But he say so many great things he gets a pass, you dont for picking it out to cuck out on
    , @SMK
    Speaking of "mega hysteria" and "derangement syndrome," Trump's condemnation of black NFL players kneeling or raising their fists in "black power salutes" during the National Anthem to protest the right of police to shoot black criminals in self-defense has induced near-universal hysteria, outrage, rebukes, or craven silence among NFL players, coaches, owners, general managers, the league commissioner, etc. Not one white, player or coach or whatever, has denounced the protests or supported the right of police to shoot black criminals in self-defense.
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  2. Realist says:
    @European-American

    I’m a radical, though; and I’ve come to terms with the fact that Trump isn’t. ...

    I’ll take what I can get.
     
    This is such a reasonable statement. It’s very nice to read, thank you Mr. Derbyshire. I wish more people on all political sides would speak and act similarly.

    “Think radical, act rational” is a nice slogan, don’t you think?

    It’s fine to have wildly radical opinions. Some of them may even be right. Maybe we are doomed and the sky is falling, or maybe happiness is just around the corner. But in these times of [current President’s name] derangement syndrome, with mega-hysteria over micro-aggressions, shouldn’t we all try to be a bit reasonable? It may not attract a lot of Likes and clicks, but the absence of frenzy does one good.

    Reasonable radicals, unite!

    That is a prescription for more Deep State control.

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  3. FKA Max says: • Website

    Outstanding piece!

    Because of its extensive manipulation of U.S. immigration policy, the Catholic Church is mostly responsibile for the chaotic flow of illegal immigrants across our borders today.

    A November 8, 1992, National Catholic Register article reveals why the Vatican is taking these stances. In it, Father Richard J. Ryscavage, executive director of the Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Catholic Conference noted that immigration is the “growing edge of Catholicism in the United States…We are in the middle of a huge wave of immigration…and most of them are Catholics…It’s the key to our future and the key to why the Church is going to be very healthy in the 21st century.

    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/trump-vs-the-real-nuts-the-gop-uniparty-establishment/#comment-1634141

    Richard Ryscavage, S.J. | Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice

    Published on Dec 18, 2012

    Richard Ryscavage S.J., a nationally-known expert on immigration and refugee policy and director of the Center for Faith & Public Life at Fairfield University, speaks to the crowd at the public witness on Captiol Hill during the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice.

    http://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/trump-vs-the-real-nuts-the-gop-uniparty-establishment/#comment-1634304

    What explains the resilience of the Catholic Church in the face of declining membership over a lifetime? New immigrants arriving in the United States—many Catholics from Latin America—have helped offset the decline in religious affiliation among the U.S.-born population. Figure 1 shows the parallel growth in the U.S. Catholic and Latino population between 1970 and 2000. [...] Although birth data are not available by religion, it is likely that the relatively high fertility rates among Latino women have also contributed to the recent growth of the U.S. Catholic population—especially for younger age groups.

    http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2008/uscatholicsandimmigration.aspx

    http://www.unz.com/plee/trump-we-wish-the-problem-was-fascism/#comment-1618786

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  4. Good to get some good news. The only impression I got from the BBC/Guardian axis was that ‘Invade The World, Iran Next’ was back on the agenda.

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  5. FKA Max says: • Website

    [Too many of your comments are just quoting your previous comments, or other sources. If you want to comment, give thought to producing new material.]

    This is a comment I left on Mr. Sailer’s blog a while back, excerpts:

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    As long as American Catholics keep donating to the Church and its charities, keep sending their children to Catholic schools/universities, keep going to Catholic hospitals, and keep putting the Church as beneficiary of their charitable remainder trusts, etc. I don’t think the RCC is too terribly concerned about how observant or not American Catholics are. The less observant, rich American Catholics might in fact give more generously to the Church due to feelings of guilt for not being observant/devout enough, or to get better heavenly real estate, etc.

    The Church has never truly been a spiritual entity, but mainly an earthly power, in my opinion. It is the oldest and biggest globalized, tax-exempt corporation/organization on the planet. Just as Israel’s prosperity and power would be greatly diminished without the support of rich American Jews, so would the RCC’s without the resources of rich American Catholics. The more American Catholics there are the more political and military power and financial resources the Vatican will have/gain.
    [...]
    The American church may account for as much as 60% of the global institution’s wealth. Little surprise, then, that it is the biggest contributor to head office (ahead of Germany, Italy and France). Everything from renovations to St Peter’s Basilica in Rome to the Pontifical Gregorian University, the church’s version of West Point, is largely paid for with American money.
    [...]
    The Church has an excellent claim to have invented globalisation, and that goes far towards explaining just why its numbers are actually booming. Throughout history there had been so many so-called “world empires” which in reality were mainly confined to Eurasia. Only in the 16th century did the Spanish and Portuguese empires truly span the globe. For me, true globalisation began in 1578, when the Catholic Church established its diocese at Manila, in the Philippines – as a suffragan see of Mexico City, on the other side of the immense Pacific Ocean.

    http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/issues/september-9th-2016/catholicisms-incredible-growth-story/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/one-way-to-slow-democrats-importing-ringers-to-vote-for-them/#comment-1934602

    The Vatican also calls the shots at the United Nations to a large degree:

    Sorry Secularists, But Yes, The UN Can Be Led By A ‘Fervent Catholic’

    http://www.christiantoday.com/article/sorry.secularists.but.yes.the.un.can.be.led.by.a.fervent.catholic/98302.htm

    http://www.unz.com/article/the-empire-strikes-back-the-msms-3-point-plan-to-recapture-the-narrative/#comment-1689501

    Vaticaners are the Real Globalists.

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  6. unit472 says:

    The BBC interviewed a 19 year old failed asylum claimant from Afghanistan yesterday. He was in Germany where 5 other family members had been allowed by Merkel to claim asylum. “How can my country be unsafe for them but not for me” he wondered. He just wanted the world, and in particular, Germany to ‘help him’.

    The pitiful proto rapist kept repeating his desire for help but warned he would refuse to be deported.

    I suppose he and his family bear no responsibility for the condition of his country. That it is up to 19 year old men without his yellow streak to make Afghanistan a proper place for him to live.

    The only ‘help’ this coward needs is a rifle and a flight back to Kabul!

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    The only ‘help’ this coward needs is a rifle and a flight back to Kabul!
     
    Well said! I wholeheartedly agree!

    This coward should take his rifle, reach Kabul and do whatever is required to find and put a bullet into the first albino scum in Evil Empire fatigues, he finds there.

    His whole life would then be redeemed, for ridding this world of one evil godless soul.

    Even if he dies trying, the effort will be redemption enough.
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  7. anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Looks like this article isn’t getting much traction. But it seems flawed in the same way as a recent Buchanan item that likewise took heart from the same speech, so I’m recycling a comment left there.

    Don’t most of us realize by now that there’s usually something for everyone in any formal address by President Trump? The author can pluckily show how passages (apparently written by Stephen Miller?) are consistent with America’s founding principles, and perhaps an essay like this will reach and enlighten others. But the President doesn’t understand or hold those principles, as will once again become evident in his own words thumbed into a so called smart phone and the actions of an imperial Establishment for which he is, at best, nothing more than an embarrassing annoyance.

    And Ms. Haley is at the UN every day.

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    Yes, and your comment bears up a second time. Watch what people DO, not what they SAY.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Yep, agreed here too. Let's see if Trump does something REAL like set the refugee number below 10,000. Only then, or with something equivalent, would I believe he can actually do the job we voted him in for. Yes, it'd be a terrible trade-off for DACA, as that is another 2 orders of magnitude all told!

    Yeah, Mrs. Haley is a waste of protoplasm and was pretty much a traitor to South Carolina. People said that Trump picked her for the UN spot to get her out of the Governor job in SC to make way for a conservative. However, that 4-D chess crap is just an erroneous theory by people who have high hopes for the President. Rather than 4-D chess, I think he is working with the strategy of a special-olympics sack race.

    We'll see, and I'd better add that we still dodged a 10-megaton nuke in keeping the Hildabeast out office.
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  8. unit472 says:

    11 commercial flights left Puerto Rico yesterday. No flights came in.

    This is America’s current refugee problem. I would imagine it will be on the same scale as Merkel’s Syrian problem of 2015, over 1 million Puerto Ricans flying to the mainland as flights become available.

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  9. KenH says:

    I tend to agree with Hunter Wallace’s assessment. I think Dubya is smiling. And it was liked by some of the wrong people like armchair warrior (((William Kristol))), the never Trumper and uber cuck Erick Erickson, and Bibi. Everyone heard something different and has their own spin to add.

    The best part was Trump’s statement about further reducing the annual refugee inflow of 50K which is insane especially since these people are racially, culturally and religiously incompatible. Number should be zero and there needs to be a program to begin repatriating most to their country of origin or to a third world nation where they are a better fit racially and culturally. Time will tell if this is just hot air or if Trump will follow through on reducing the number of refugees or cuck like he did on DACA and Charlottesville.

    America wasn’t founded as a haven and revolving door for the entire third world, but it’s been redefined as one by Jewish information brokers and their gentile liberal and Christian lapdogs.

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  10. @European-American

    I’m a radical, though; and I’ve come to terms with the fact that Trump isn’t. ...

    I’ll take what I can get.
     
    This is such a reasonable statement. It’s very nice to read, thank you Mr. Derbyshire. I wish more people on all political sides would speak and act similarly.

    “Think radical, act rational” is a nice slogan, don’t you think?

    It’s fine to have wildly radical opinions. Some of them may even be right. Maybe we are doomed and the sky is falling, or maybe happiness is just around the corner. But in these times of [current President’s name] derangement syndrome, with mega-hysteria over micro-aggressions, shouldn’t we all try to be a bit reasonable? It may not attract a lot of Likes and clicks, but the absence of frenzy does one good.

    Reasonable radicals, unite!

    No its not its EXACTLY HOW WE GOT IN THIS EXISTENTIAL CRISIS and really surprised Derb said such an absurd thing. But he say so many great things he gets a pass, you dont for picking it out to cuck out on

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    Pointing out what’s good and what’s bad in a speech, making distinctions while keeping high standards, is reasonable. Saying it’s all bad and the sky is falling is not constructive and easily ignored. I’m pretty sure using more ranting and all-caps wouldn’t have prevented the crisis you mention.

    Appreciating what good Trump does or says is better than screaming bloody murder and saying he’s sold us out etc, etc. I’d prefer if Trump didn’t continue to wage or threaten war all over the world; I’d prefer if he built the wall and shut down most immigration; I’d prefer if he didn’t seem to cozy up to the very establishment forces we hoped he would defeat. Still, I’m grateful for what he does do that's better than absolutely any other one of the candidates would have done.

    If there’s some other politician who’s less cuck-like I’d be happy to hear of him or her. For now, in these crazy times, as far as I know, Trump is absolutely all we got, I’m sad to say, so what else is there to do but make do?
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  11. Illegal immigration is simple; its those who have servants versus those who don’t. Big corporations only benefit because with servants, both husband and wife can work full full full time. I really don’t care about other people’s servants except they produce other people’s children who overwhelm our schools, hospitals and…. This is DAACA. Political or judicial relief is difficult, because the politicians and judges are run by their staff or clerks who are dependent on servants and even expect them.

    With its migratory work force, agriculture is a special case.

    Americans of various ethnic groups see any similar new immigrant as a step up on the ladder; servant or someone to rent a garage for a bedroom or work in a small business. Language, family and regional ties overcome the tendency of new comers to surpress W-2 wages which are an imperfect measure of economic benefit anyway.

    For egalitarian Americans, having servants creates a lot guilt. And don’t underestimate guilt as motivator of the civil rights movement. The salve for this guilt seems to be diversity (after the sexual element is removed from that word). To make bones, you must support refugees from as unlikely a place as possible, then you prove that you are not motivated by getting your house cleaned as cheaply as possible, but by humanitarism. Through this breach march various non-profits (with staffs, see above) to the land of grants and moral honey. The more out of phase the immigant is the more the moral sweetness.

    As for solutions; ??? but suspect small steps will be easier to take.

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  12. “I’d be a happier guy, too, if we left the Afghans to their own devices…” I’d be happier too is you had stayed in China with your Chinese wife.

    “I do understand why we bring refugees here and give them permanent settlement.” For lonely middle-aged men like you who could not have normal relationships with Caucasian women.

    Derb old boy, you lack a great deal of self-awareness. Until you deal with the problems you brought to the USA with your Chinese wife and offspring, writing articles like these is a waste of your time.

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    I'm glad that you don't believe in equality. So I'll help you understand why your happiness isn't as paramount:

    The major difference is that Derb(and by extension, Mrs. Derb) matter and contribute significantly to society. You don't, at all.
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  13. I agree, the UN should leave. No country aside from the U.S. would give a gang of tin-pot dictators a free platform to bash us. And those parking tickets. That’s been an issue for decades. We’re talking millions of dollars in parking tickets, gleefully ignored by these thugs.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    Sorry, but no one will get any alligator tears from me over the alleged insults the US gets from the members of the UN especially since the UN was founded by rich American Commies with the land for the headquarters donated to the UN by the multi-millionaire screwball and all around hyena, J.D. Rockefeller. The UN was likely intended as a step in one world government by US banking and corporate interests.

    Speaking of tin-pot dictators, the US has had its share of the type as well, starting with Lincoln, and they keep getting worse. Is the "tough guy" Trumpster not something out of some cornball B-grade Western?

    A while back I wrote this very brief history of the origins of the United Nations that every 'Merkin should be aware of.


    Many of the key originators of the UN were Americans with ties to international banking and international communism.

    Harvard Law School student and State Department official, Alger Hiss was secretary-general of the San Francisco United Nations Conference on International Organization (the United Nations Charter Conference), which began on April 25, 1945. As a U.S. State Department official, he was a key originator of the United Nations, authoring the UN Charter with CFR stooges Palvosky, Dalton, Trumbull, and others. Hiss submitted the Charter to our Senate which signed it without even reading it. He was an executive secretary of the 1943 Dumbarton Oaks Conference, which developed plans for the future United Nations. He was later convicted and imprisoned as a Soviet spy.

    US Secretary of State Cordell Hull and his staff drafted the "Charter of the United Nations" in mid-1943 and later that year Hull served as United States delegate to the Moscow Conference. He had been Secretary of State under FDR who appointed him to lead the American delegation to the London Economic Conference. Hull also chaired the February, 1942 Advisory Committee on Postwar Foreign Policy. In 1945 Hull was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "co-initiating the United Nations” and was referred to by President Roosevelt as the "Father of the United Nations."

    Henry Morgenthau Jr. was instrumental in dragging the US into WW1, was a Secretary of the Treasury under FDR, a strong supporter of Stalin despite that thug’s long history of hideous crimes, and he played the central role in financing US participation in World War II. In 1944 he headed the US representation to the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, and as chairman, opened it. The Bretton Woods Conference was the keystone of postwar international finance establishing the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) which pegged all international currencies to the dollar. The Bank and the UN have almost the same agendas and membership. In 1943 he wrote, “A United Nations Bank for Reconstruction and Development.” He was also a founding member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

    Harry Hopkins, FDR’s Presidential Special Assistant , helped prepare the Atlantic Conference which was a precursor meeting to United Nations. He helped Roosevelt establish the United Nations and was a major supporter and probably a spy for the Soviet Union.

    Harry D White was an assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Henry Morgenthau, Jr., a commie sympathizer, “internationalist” and co-founder and the first head of the International Monetary Fund, He was also a co-founder of the World Bank. . He was the senior American official at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference, and reportedly dominated the conference and imposed his vision of post-war financial institutions on it. He was also a Soviet secret agent—"the most highly-placed asset the Soviets possessed in the American government." White succeeded in subverting American policy to favor Soviet interests over U.S. interests.

    The UN is essentially a creation of elite commie bankers and the intention is no doubt for them to rule the world.
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  14. @anonymous
    Looks like this article isn't getting much traction. But it seems flawed in the same way as a recent Buchanan item that likewise took heart from the same speech, so I'm recycling a comment left there.

    Don't most of us realize by now that there’s usually something for everyone in any formal address by President Trump? The author can pluckily show how passages (apparently written by Stephen Miller?) are consistent with America’s founding principles, and perhaps an essay like this will reach and enlighten others. But the President doesn’t understand or hold those principles, as will once again become evident in his own words thumbed into a so called smart phone and the actions of an imperial Establishment for which he is, at best, nothing more than an embarrassing annoyance.

    And Ms. Haley is at the UN every day.

    Yes, and your comment bears up a second time. Watch what people DO, not what they SAY.

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    To be fair, for all his belligerence, he has yet to start another neocon war. Unless you count Syria, where he started military action against the Assad government.
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  15. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Unz has probably provided too much of a home for certain writers to unwind their neuroses and have them applauded by sympathetic outpatients.

    Clearly, to someone who read this site casually, the above article makes absolutely no sense.

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  16. pyrrhus says:

    On the other hand, Trump’s bellicose militarism was far from good news, although I don’t take it at face value. We have to assume that Trump understands that another war, and particularly one that involves China or Russia, would be catastrophic…

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  17. @TomSchmidt
    Yes, and your comment bears up a second time. Watch what people DO, not what they SAY.

    To be fair, for all his belligerence, he has yet to start another neocon war. Unless you count Syria, where he started military action against the Assad government.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete

    To be fair, for all his belligerence, he has yet to start another neocon war. Unless you count Syria, where he started military action against the Assad government.
     
    Yet.

    He certainly spouts off as if he's trying to start other wars, so we'd have a hard time attributing the lack of new wars to his restraint, I think.

    And why would we not count Syria?
    , @TomSchmidt
    I think he wants to, as the neocons once said, be a "real man" and go to Tehran. Military action against Syria left me agog. It was then I realized there'd be no difference from the belligerence of Hillary. He started in with "Assad must go" shortly after.

    In some sense, I'd now prefer Hillary, who was an unrepentant warmonger. She does seem to be a bit more controlled, however, and so might have given the neocons only one war they wanted. Trump looks likely to do whatever they want, having already started in Afghanistan. Cannot call that a start of a war, but would you go for restart?
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  18. @Bragadocious
    I agree, the UN should leave. No country aside from the U.S. would give a gang of tin-pot dictators a free platform to bash us. And those parking tickets. That's been an issue for decades. We're talking millions of dollars in parking tickets, gleefully ignored by these thugs.

    Sorry, but no one will get any alligator tears from me over the alleged insults the US gets from the members of the UN especially since the UN was founded by rich American Commies with the land for the headquarters donated to the UN by the multi-millionaire screwball and all around hyena, J.D. Rockefeller. The UN was likely intended as a step in one world government by US banking and corporate interests.

    Speaking of tin-pot dictators, the US has had its share of the type as well, starting with Lincoln, and they keep getting worse. Is the “tough guy” Trumpster not something out of some cornball B-grade Western?

    A while back I wrote this very brief history of the origins of the United Nations that every ‘Merkin should be aware of.

    Many of the key originators of the UN were Americans with ties to international banking and international communism.

    Harvard Law School student and State Department official, Alger Hiss was secretary-general of the San Francisco United Nations Conference on International Organization (the United Nations Charter Conference), which began on April 25, 1945. As a U.S. State Department official, he was a key originator of the United Nations, authoring the UN Charter with CFR stooges Palvosky, Dalton, Trumbull, and others. Hiss submitted the Charter to our Senate which signed it without even reading it. He was an executive secretary of the 1943 Dumbarton Oaks Conference, which developed plans for the future United Nations. He was later convicted and imprisoned as a Soviet spy.

    US Secretary of State Cordell Hull and his staff drafted the “Charter of the United Nations” in mid-1943 and later that year Hull served as United States delegate to the Moscow Conference. He had been Secretary of State under FDR who appointed him to lead the American delegation to the London Economic Conference. Hull also chaired the February, 1942 Advisory Committee on Postwar Foreign Policy. In 1945 Hull was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “co-initiating the United Nations” and was referred to by President Roosevelt as the “Father of the United Nations.”

    Henry Morgenthau Jr. was instrumental in dragging the US into WW1, was a Secretary of the Treasury under FDR, a strong supporter of Stalin despite that thug’s long history of hideous crimes, and he played the central role in financing US participation in World War II. In 1944 he headed the US representation to the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, and as chairman, opened it. The Bretton Woods Conference was the keystone of postwar international finance establishing the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) which pegged all international currencies to the dollar. The Bank and the UN have almost the same agendas and membership. In 1943 he wrote, “A United Nations Bank for Reconstruction and Development.” He was also a founding member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

    Harry Hopkins, FDR’s Presidential Special Assistant , helped prepare the Atlantic Conference which was a precursor meeting to United Nations. He helped Roosevelt establish the United Nations and was a major supporter and probably a spy for the Soviet Union.

    Harry D White was an assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Henry Morgenthau, Jr., a commie sympathizer, “internationalist” and co-founder and the first head of the International Monetary Fund, He was also a co-founder of the World Bank. . He was the senior American official at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference, and reportedly dominated the conference and imposed his vision of post-war financial institutions on it. He was also a Soviet secret agent—”the most highly-placed asset the Soviets possessed in the American government.” White succeeded in subverting American policy to favor Soviet interests over U.S. interests.

    The UN is essentially a creation of elite commie bankers and the intention is no doubt for them to rule the world.

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    Thank you Jaques for your summary of the founders of the UN. All during the 1930s there were numerous progressive organizations pushing for the UN. Governor of Illinois and presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson was one. One of the organizations was the world federalist society. I think the idea was that America would rule the world, just as Austria ruled half of Europe as the Holy Roman Empire.

    Prescott Bush, father and grandfather of 2 presidents was another mover and shaker in the UN movement.

    At least nowadays we don't have to hear about it much. It's such a failure there's nothing good to say about it.
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  19. I was inclined to negativity, being a U.N.-hater. My ideal of a speech by a U.S. President to the U.N. would be one announcing, in as few words as possible, our withdrawal from the whole U.N. circus and the revocation of all diplomatic privileges for U.N. employees, with those who are not U.S. citizens being placed under 24-hour deportation orders.

    Between this, and your transition from being a low-key neocon on US warmongering (yes, I’ve read your writing for quite a while) you are on the road to constitutionalism, Mr. Derbyshire. It’s too bad that the Constitution has been pretty much shredded though, in the meantime.

    Anyway, that was my favorite paragraph in the article with shades of Ron Paul, the John Birchers and a little bit of Achmed E. Newman.

    Keep it up.

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  20. I have the advantage of Ann here,” should be over at least on.
    … up eighteen percent on the previous year.” should be over or above.

    Is that some kind of English alt-prep* thing? Hey, just being a grammar-Commie this morning, sorry.

    Great to see a shout-out (“write-out”?) to Ann Corcoran. She has been doing a great job as a basically one-lady operation on getting the word out on these “religious” scammers from the churches especially, along with a lot else.

    Also, I’d read about Cardinal Dolan on VDare and you jogged my memory with the story about Mr. Borzellieri. That was shameful, but what should we expect anymore from some Cardinal who is a direct report, in corporate-speak, to the idiot Commie Pope they’ve got now in the top slot there over at the Vatican.
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    * alt-prep = alternative prepositions….. I guess it’s some new usenet group or something.

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  21. @anonymous
    Looks like this article isn't getting much traction. But it seems flawed in the same way as a recent Buchanan item that likewise took heart from the same speech, so I'm recycling a comment left there.

    Don't most of us realize by now that there’s usually something for everyone in any formal address by President Trump? The author can pluckily show how passages (apparently written by Stephen Miller?) are consistent with America’s founding principles, and perhaps an essay like this will reach and enlighten others. But the President doesn’t understand or hold those principles, as will once again become evident in his own words thumbed into a so called smart phone and the actions of an imperial Establishment for which he is, at best, nothing more than an embarrassing annoyance.

    And Ms. Haley is at the UN every day.

    Yep, agreed here too. Let’s see if Trump does something REAL like set the refugee number below 10,000. Only then, or with something equivalent, would I believe he can actually do the job we voted him in for. Yes, it’d be a terrible trade-off for DACA, as that is another 2 orders of magnitude all told!

    Yeah, Mrs. Haley is a waste of protoplasm and was pretty much a traitor to South Carolina. People said that Trump picked her for the UN spot to get her out of the Governor job in SC to make way for a conservative. However, that 4-D chess crap is just an erroneous theory by people who have high hopes for the President. Rather than 4-D chess, I think he is working with the strategy of a special-olympics sack race.

    We’ll see, and I’d better add that we still dodged a 10-megaton nuke in keeping the Hildabeast out office.

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  22. Brabantian says: • Website

    Re John Derbyshire’s theory of “why we bring refugees here and give them permanent settlement” – which he says is 90% ‘cheap labour’ and 10% ‘refugee resettlement rackets’, this is not correct I think

    It is a Prime Directive of the oligarchy, best embodied in Pentagon advisor Kelly Greenhill’s 2011 book, ‘Weapons of Mass Migration’, describing what is being done to Europe and the West today … Greenhill recommended artificially-induced mass migrations as an excellent strategy to divide & control societies … The book gushingly documents 59 examples of refugees being used as weapons since the Second World War … It was classic colonialist strategy of the British empire (Hindu Tamils into Buddhist Ceylon – Sri Lanka, Muslim Turks into mostly Greek Cyprus, etc)

    In other words, importing masses of migrants, is much more a vehicle of social control, a divide-and-rule strategy of creating tension, and seeking the destruction of the old middle classes in the West, which have been the well-spring of rebels and revolutionaries far too much to oligarch tastes … cheap labour and a bit of dosh for some allied quangos, NGOs and bureaucrats are more on the order of extras the oligarchy enjoys … Getting common people to hate nearby denizens is the ultimate distraction from focus on the oligarchy, and nothing fits the ‘hatred-creating’ agenda like some rough-edged migrants in your face on the streets

    Discussing the Kelly Greenhill book and much else related, Irish Communist Gearóid Ó Colmáin did an interesting 11-part series of articles, ‘Coercive Engineered Migration: Zionism’s War on Europe’, published on ‘Dissident Voice’. For example, Ó Colmáin writes of how Marx & Engels also confronted the ‘mass migration’ weapon in the 1800s … and they totally opposed such schemes as destructive of the working class, an oligarch tool of conflict-creation & worker & rebel de-moralisation. Nothing new under the sun.

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    Yours is an example of a well reasoned and informative post. I need to find the time to check out your sources since they sound quite interesting.

    Now, I'm off to look up "quangos." :)
    , @TomSchmidt
    Irish Communist Gearóid Ó Colmáin did an interesting 11-part series of articles, ‘Coercive Engineered Migration: Zionism’s War on Europe’, published on ‘Dissident Voice’.

    The real, Marxist, Communist left was SO MUCH MORE honest and straightforward than the dissembling CultMarx types. And occasionally even right. I miss that kind of left, which would pressure the "right" to defuse its rhetoric.
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  23. Randal says:

    Yeah, sure, that was all mixed in with Neoconnish bluster about confronting evil and “funding AIDS relief” and “empowering women all across the globe.” It’s a question of how much you mind the bluster.

    Perhaps it’s more about which bits actually turn out to have been bluster and which turn out to have been heartfelt (or, at any rate, acting on them turns out to be expedient).

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  24. @Colleen Pater
    No its not its EXACTLY HOW WE GOT IN THIS EXISTENTIAL CRISIS and really surprised Derb said such an absurd thing. But he say so many great things he gets a pass, you dont for picking it out to cuck out on

    Pointing out what’s good and what’s bad in a speech, making distinctions while keeping high standards, is reasonable. Saying it’s all bad and the sky is falling is not constructive and easily ignored. I’m pretty sure using more ranting and all-caps wouldn’t have prevented the crisis you mention.

    Appreciating what good Trump does or says is better than screaming bloody murder and saying he’s sold us out etc, etc. I’d prefer if Trump didn’t continue to wage or threaten war all over the world; I’d prefer if he built the wall and shut down most immigration; I’d prefer if he didn’t seem to cozy up to the very establishment forces we hoped he would defeat. Still, I’m grateful for what he does do that’s better than absolutely any other one of the candidates would have done.

    If there’s some other politician who’s less cuck-like I’d be happy to hear of him or her. For now, in these crazy times, as far as I know, Trump is absolutely all we got, I’m sad to say, so what else is there to do but make do?

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    Appreciating what good Trump does or says is better than screaming bloody murder and saying he’s sold us out etc, etc.
     
    Why?
    , @Colleen Pater
    You are exactly why we are being genocided, ( no Im sure it hasn't come to your little enclave yet) you're exactly the national review cuck concerned with decorum and fair play and god knows what you morons are concerned with. Do you have any idea what the reality of whites going from 90% demographics and 100% power to 60% demographics and 30% power? Go talk to some south african farmers to find out. This is your doing these commie jews and their third world hordes marched right over your ilk. I really hope when the reckoning comes your kind are not allowed to continue in your aloof appeaser communities and are dragged out and hung for treason and dereliction of duty. You filthy cuck traitor
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  25. Dangerous Don the Con Trump is a Zionist controlled puppet and warmonger provocateur for the Zionist NWO bankers and Trumps UN speech proved this beyond a doubt.

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  26. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @unit472
    The BBC interviewed a 19 year old failed asylum claimant from Afghanistan yesterday. He was in Germany where 5 other family members had been allowed by Merkel to claim asylum. "How can my country be unsafe for them but not for me" he wondered. He just wanted the world, and in particular, Germany to 'help him'.

    The pitiful proto rapist kept repeating his desire for help but warned he would refuse to be deported.

    I suppose he and his family bear no responsibility for the condition of his country. That it is up to 19 year old men without his yellow streak to make Afghanistan a proper place for him to live.

    The only 'help' this coward needs is a rifle and a flight back to Kabul!

    The only ‘help’ this coward needs is a rifle and a flight back to Kabul!

    Well said! I wholeheartedly agree!

    This coward should take his rifle, reach Kabul and do whatever is required to find and put a bullet into the first albino scum in Evil Empire fatigues, he finds there.

    His whole life would then be redeemed, for ridding this world of one evil godless soul.

    Even if he dies trying, the effort will be redemption enough.

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  27. @reiner Tor
    To be fair, for all his belligerence, he has yet to start another neocon war. Unless you count Syria, where he started military action against the Assad government.

    To be fair, for all his belligerence, he has yet to start another neocon war. Unless you count Syria, where he started military action against the Assad government.

    Yet.

    He certainly spouts off as if he’s trying to start other wars, so we’d have a hard time attributing the lack of new wars to his restraint, I think.

    And why would we not count Syria?

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  28. @Brabantian
    Re John Derbyshire's theory of "why we bring refugees here and give them permanent settlement" - which he says is 90% 'cheap labour' and 10% 'refugee resettlement rackets', this is not correct I think

    It is a Prime Directive of the oligarchy, best embodied in Pentagon advisor Kelly Greenhill's 2011 book, 'Weapons of Mass Migration', describing what is being done to Europe and the West today ... Greenhill recommended artificially-induced mass migrations as an excellent strategy to divide & control societies ... The book gushingly documents 59 examples of refugees being used as weapons since the Second World War ... It was classic colonialist strategy of the British empire (Hindu Tamils into Buddhist Ceylon - Sri Lanka, Muslim Turks into mostly Greek Cyprus, etc)

    In other words, importing masses of migrants, is much more a vehicle of social control, a divide-and-rule strategy of creating tension, and seeking the destruction of the old middle classes in the West, which have been the well-spring of rebels and revolutionaries far too much to oligarch tastes ... cheap labour and a bit of dosh for some allied quangos, NGOs and bureaucrats are more on the order of extras the oligarchy enjoys ... Getting common people to hate nearby denizens is the ultimate distraction from focus on the oligarchy, and nothing fits the 'hatred-creating' agenda like some rough-edged migrants in your face on the streets

    Discussing the Kelly Greenhill book and much else related, Irish Communist Gearóid Ó Colmáin did an interesting 11-part series of articles, 'Coercive Engineered Migration: Zionism's War on Europe', published on 'Dissident Voice'. For example, Ó Colmáin writes of how Marx & Engels also confronted the 'mass migration' weapon in the 1800s ... and they totally opposed such schemes as destructive of the working class, an oligarch tool of conflict-creation & worker & rebel de-moralisation. Nothing new under the sun.

    Yours is an example of a well reasoned and informative post. I need to find the time to check out your sources since they sound quite interesting.

    Now, I’m off to look up “quangos.” :)

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    Now, I’m off to look up “quangos.” :)
     
    A blast from the past for us old veterans of the Thatcher years in Britain - Quasi-Autonomous National Government Organisations.
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  29. @European-American
    Pointing out what’s good and what’s bad in a speech, making distinctions while keeping high standards, is reasonable. Saying it’s all bad and the sky is falling is not constructive and easily ignored. I’m pretty sure using more ranting and all-caps wouldn’t have prevented the crisis you mention.

    Appreciating what good Trump does or says is better than screaming bloody murder and saying he’s sold us out etc, etc. I’d prefer if Trump didn’t continue to wage or threaten war all over the world; I’d prefer if he built the wall and shut down most immigration; I’d prefer if he didn’t seem to cozy up to the very establishment forces we hoped he would defeat. Still, I’m grateful for what he does do that's better than absolutely any other one of the candidates would have done.

    If there’s some other politician who’s less cuck-like I’d be happy to hear of him or her. For now, in these crazy times, as far as I know, Trump is absolutely all we got, I’m sad to say, so what else is there to do but make do?

    Appreciating what good Trump does or says is better than screaming bloody murder and saying he’s sold us out etc, etc.

    Why?

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    Because there are distinctions to be made. If you make it all a cartoon, what’s to distinguish electing Clinton or Obama from electing Trump?

    It’s a kind of childish “all the politicians are the same” belief that is very much in the interest of the establishment to encourage. Stay home and rant at the TV or on the Internet in all-caps; meanwhile things can go on as usual. You will have wasted your vote and the chance to express your opinion in a reasonable way.

    If Trump does nothing good, than it doesn’t matter if he is elected, or another Republican, or a Democrat. But it does. At least a little, no? And if it does, then it’s better to let people and politicians know. Otherwise might as well just let Rubio or Schumer or whoever do their thing.
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  30. SMK says: • Website
    @European-American

    I’m a radical, though; and I’ve come to terms with the fact that Trump isn’t. ...

    I’ll take what I can get.
     
    This is such a reasonable statement. It’s very nice to read, thank you Mr. Derbyshire. I wish more people on all political sides would speak and act similarly.

    “Think radical, act rational” is a nice slogan, don’t you think?

    It’s fine to have wildly radical opinions. Some of them may even be right. Maybe we are doomed and the sky is falling, or maybe happiness is just around the corner. But in these times of [current President’s name] derangement syndrome, with mega-hysteria over micro-aggressions, shouldn’t we all try to be a bit reasonable? It may not attract a lot of Likes and clicks, but the absence of frenzy does one good.

    Reasonable radicals, unite!

    Speaking of “mega hysteria” and “derangement syndrome,” Trump’s condemnation of black NFL players kneeling or raising their fists in “black power salutes” during the National Anthem to protest the right of police to shoot black criminals in self-defense has induced near-universal hysteria, outrage, rebukes, or craven silence among NFL players, coaches, owners, general managers, the league commissioner, etc. Not one white, player or coach or whatever, has denounced the protests or supported the right of police to shoot black criminals in self-defense.

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    That shows you right there how much "manliness" there is in the NFL.
    , @European-American
    I really appreciate Trump speaking out in his trademark common sense / outrageous way against this political posturing at a sports game. And I especially appreciate it because he is so alone in speaking out a fairly common opinion. Everyone else is too busy being a hypocrite or virtue-signaling or whatever. I think it matters. I’d rather he make peace with Russia, but hey, I’ll take it.

    That being said, Trump is not entirely alone. Some NFL players and coaches dared to say they disagreed with the kneeling thing:
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-49ers-nfl-twitter-reaction
    https://www.si.com/nfl/2016/08/30/nfl-players-react-colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-protest

    But none was so brutal and to the point as Trump was. Partly because the presidency may be the only safe spot from which to do it. Or Trump just has a talent and courage that few share. It’s possible!

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  31. Randal says:
    @jacques sheete
    Yours is an example of a well reasoned and informative post. I need to find the time to check out your sources since they sound quite interesting.

    Now, I'm off to look up "quangos." :)

    Now, I’m off to look up “quangos.” :)

    A blast from the past for us old veterans of the Thatcher years in Britain – Quasi-Autonomous National Government Organisations.

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    English students have been known to take a gap year to travel around. Others build their resumé with some quango project arranged by old boys/old girls/family friends. Those initial contacts prove helpful in life.
    , @englishmike
    Actually, "a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation".

    The "non-" was important, as a quango was supposed not to be "national" in the sense that a governmental body would have been.

    Nevertheless, it was well known to be "a semi-public administrative body outside the civil service but receiving financial support from the government, which makes senior appointments to it". These senior appointments were often from within Mrs Thatcher's inner circle of ideologues, some associated with the Thatcherite "Centre for Policy Studies".

    Therefore the value of a quango was that - behind the pretence that it was an independent, non-governmental body - it could be expected to make policy recommendations likely to be accepted by the Government that was providing most of the funding along with the key personnel.
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  32. @jacques sheete

    Appreciating what good Trump does or says is better than screaming bloody murder and saying he’s sold us out etc, etc.
     
    Why?

    Because there are distinctions to be made. If you make it all a cartoon, what’s to distinguish electing Clinton or Obama from electing Trump?

    It’s a kind of childish “all the politicians are the same” belief that is very much in the interest of the establishment to encourage. Stay home and rant at the TV or on the Internet in all-caps; meanwhile things can go on as usual. You will have wasted your vote and the chance to express your opinion in a reasonable way.

    If Trump does nothing good, than it doesn’t matter if he is elected, or another Republican, or a Democrat. But it does. At least a little, no? And if it does, then it’s better to let people and politicians know. Otherwise might as well just let Rubio or Schumer or whoever do their thing.

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    Thank you for your reply.
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  33. @SMK
    Speaking of "mega hysteria" and "derangement syndrome," Trump's condemnation of black NFL players kneeling or raising their fists in "black power salutes" during the National Anthem to protest the right of police to shoot black criminals in self-defense has induced near-universal hysteria, outrage, rebukes, or craven silence among NFL players, coaches, owners, general managers, the league commissioner, etc. Not one white, player or coach or whatever, has denounced the protests or supported the right of police to shoot black criminals in self-defense.

    That shows you right there how much “manliness” there is in the NFL.

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  34. @SMK
    Speaking of "mega hysteria" and "derangement syndrome," Trump's condemnation of black NFL players kneeling or raising their fists in "black power salutes" during the National Anthem to protest the right of police to shoot black criminals in self-defense has induced near-universal hysteria, outrage, rebukes, or craven silence among NFL players, coaches, owners, general managers, the league commissioner, etc. Not one white, player or coach or whatever, has denounced the protests or supported the right of police to shoot black criminals in self-defense.

    I really appreciate Trump speaking out in his trademark common sense / outrageous way against this political posturing at a sports game. And I especially appreciate it because he is so alone in speaking out a fairly common opinion. Everyone else is too busy being a hypocrite or virtue-signaling or whatever. I think it matters. I’d rather he make peace with Russia, but hey, I’ll take it.

    That being said, Trump is not entirely alone. Some NFL players and coaches dared to say they disagreed with the kneeling thing:

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-49ers-nfl-twitter-reaction

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2016/08/30/nfl-players-react-colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-protest

    But none was so brutal and to the point as Trump was. Partly because the presidency may be the only safe spot from which to do it. Or Trump just has a talent and courage that few share. It’s possible!

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    I perused the links about the reaction to Colin K's protest. Some players and coaches and others criticized his kneeling during the anthem but not his reasons for doing so. They disagree with his methods but agree in whole or largely with his claims of "racial injustice" and systemic anti-black discrimination. What infuriates me is not the kneeling and raised fists per se but the reason for these protests, i.e., the lies and delusions of "racism" and "police brutality," which have been debunked not only by the dissident/alternative right but also such mainstream figures as Heather MacDonald and Tucker Carlson and perhaps others. Even those who criticize - however mildly and timidly, reluctantly and respectfully- the kneeling and raised fists don't decry and expose with logic and facts the lies and fantasies that compel such asinine and juvenile protests. Will Trump even do this?
    , @SMK
    Would these protests cease if police, without exception, permitted black thugs to shoot and kill them when they resist arrest rather than shooting and killing the thugs in self-defense. I doubt it, since the protests, which may never end, are based on lies and fantasies.
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    @Randal

    Now, I’m off to look up “quangos.” :)
     
    A blast from the past for us old veterans of the Thatcher years in Britain - Quasi-Autonomous National Government Organisations.

    English students have been known to take a gap year to travel around. Others build their resumé with some quango project arranged by old boys/old girls/family friends. Those initial contacts prove helpful in life.

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    Another useful way of creating slush funds for the personal and family benefit of the establishment elites, and to fund their particular causes.
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    English students have been known to take a gap year to travel around. Others build their resumé with some quango project arranged by old boys/old girls/family friends. Those initial contacts prove helpful in life.

    Another useful way of creating slush funds for the personal and family benefit of the establishment elites, and to fund their particular causes.

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  37. Alden says:
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    Sorry, but no one will get any alligator tears from me over the alleged insults the US gets from the members of the UN especially since the UN was founded by rich American Commies with the land for the headquarters donated to the UN by the multi-millionaire screwball and all around hyena, J.D. Rockefeller. The UN was likely intended as a step in one world government by US banking and corporate interests.

    Speaking of tin-pot dictators, the US has had its share of the type as well, starting with Lincoln, and they keep getting worse. Is the "tough guy" Trumpster not something out of some cornball B-grade Western?

    A while back I wrote this very brief history of the origins of the United Nations that every 'Merkin should be aware of.


    Many of the key originators of the UN were Americans with ties to international banking and international communism.

    Harvard Law School student and State Department official, Alger Hiss was secretary-general of the San Francisco United Nations Conference on International Organization (the United Nations Charter Conference), which began on April 25, 1945. As a U.S. State Department official, he was a key originator of the United Nations, authoring the UN Charter with CFR stooges Palvosky, Dalton, Trumbull, and others. Hiss submitted the Charter to our Senate which signed it without even reading it. He was an executive secretary of the 1943 Dumbarton Oaks Conference, which developed plans for the future United Nations. He was later convicted and imprisoned as a Soviet spy.

    US Secretary of State Cordell Hull and his staff drafted the "Charter of the United Nations" in mid-1943 and later that year Hull served as United States delegate to the Moscow Conference. He had been Secretary of State under FDR who appointed him to lead the American delegation to the London Economic Conference. Hull also chaired the February, 1942 Advisory Committee on Postwar Foreign Policy. In 1945 Hull was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "co-initiating the United Nations” and was referred to by President Roosevelt as the "Father of the United Nations."

    Henry Morgenthau Jr. was instrumental in dragging the US into WW1, was a Secretary of the Treasury under FDR, a strong supporter of Stalin despite that thug’s long history of hideous crimes, and he played the central role in financing US participation in World War II. In 1944 he headed the US representation to the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, and as chairman, opened it. The Bretton Woods Conference was the keystone of postwar international finance establishing the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) which pegged all international currencies to the dollar. The Bank and the UN have almost the same agendas and membership. In 1943 he wrote, “A United Nations Bank for Reconstruction and Development.” He was also a founding member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

    Harry Hopkins, FDR’s Presidential Special Assistant , helped prepare the Atlantic Conference which was a precursor meeting to United Nations. He helped Roosevelt establish the United Nations and was a major supporter and probably a spy for the Soviet Union.

    Harry D White was an assistant Secretary of the Treasury under Henry Morgenthau, Jr., a commie sympathizer, “internationalist” and co-founder and the first head of the International Monetary Fund, He was also a co-founder of the World Bank. . He was the senior American official at the 1944 Bretton Woods conference, and reportedly dominated the conference and imposed his vision of post-war financial institutions on it. He was also a Soviet secret agent—"the most highly-placed asset the Soviets possessed in the American government." White succeeded in subverting American policy to favor Soviet interests over U.S. interests.

    The UN is essentially a creation of elite commie bankers and the intention is no doubt for them to rule the world.

    Thank you Jaques for your summary of the founders of the UN. All during the 1930s there were numerous progressive organizations pushing for the UN. Governor of Illinois and presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson was one. One of the organizations was the world federalist society. I think the idea was that America would rule the world, just as Austria ruled half of Europe as the Holy Roman Empire.

    Prescott Bush, father and grandfather of 2 presidents was another mover and shaker in the UN movement.

    At least nowadays we don’t have to hear about it much. It’s such a failure there’s nothing good to say about it.

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    You are very welcome, Sir!

    You are one of the few who know that while the Germans were accused of wanting to rule the world, that may be the opposite of the truth. I think they, in fact, were struggling to not be ruled by the big boys. It's pretty clear, as you say, that during the '30s, plans were afoot, amongst the larger colonial empires and the Reds to do that.

    "Blame others for your own sins."

    J. V. Stalin, Anarchism Or Socialism ? December, 1906 — January, 1907

     

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  38. SMK says: • Website
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    I really appreciate Trump speaking out in his trademark common sense / outrageous way against this political posturing at a sports game. And I especially appreciate it because he is so alone in speaking out a fairly common opinion. Everyone else is too busy being a hypocrite or virtue-signaling or whatever. I think it matters. I’d rather he make peace with Russia, but hey, I’ll take it.

    That being said, Trump is not entirely alone. Some NFL players and coaches dared to say they disagreed with the kneeling thing:
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-49ers-nfl-twitter-reaction
    https://www.si.com/nfl/2016/08/30/nfl-players-react-colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-protest

    But none was so brutal and to the point as Trump was. Partly because the presidency may be the only safe spot from which to do it. Or Trump just has a talent and courage that few share. It’s possible!

    I perused the links about the reaction to Colin K’s protest. Some players and coaches and others criticized his kneeling during the anthem but not his reasons for doing so. They disagree with his methods but agree in whole or largely with his claims of “racial injustice” and systemic anti-black discrimination. What infuriates me is not the kneeling and raised fists per se but the reason for these protests, i.e., the lies and delusions of “racism” and “police brutality,” which have been debunked not only by the dissident/alternative right but also such mainstream figures as Heather MacDonald and Tucker Carlson and perhaps others. Even those who criticize – however mildly and timidly, reluctantly and respectfully- the kneeling and raised fists don’t decry and expose with logic and facts the lies and fantasies that compel such asinine and juvenile protests. Will Trump even do this?

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    You do not get it. Racial division is a very powerful meme. The slavery is a gift to TPTB that keeps on giving. It is played all the time to divid and rule. People, all get worked up about anthem and sports while TPTB are laughing all the way to the band. One way of beating them in this game is to to make the majority to join the protest, but it will never happen. You are destined to die as a pawn.
    , @SMK
    Today, in responding to journalists, Trump insisted that his criticism of the NFL protests "had nothing to do with race." "Nothing to do with race"! Does he actually believe that?! Or is he lying? These protests have everything to do with race.This lunacy began when CK kneeled during the NA in a BLM protest and soon dozens of blacks were kneeling or raising their fists in black power salutes for explicitly racial reasons. Today, in response to Trump, a majority of blacks, and with some teams all or nearly all blacks, possibly almost a thousand collectively, protested for racial reasons based on noxious and manifest lies and/or delusions. Even Trump is so afraid of blacks and the media and of being called a "racist" that he lied in saying what he can't actually believe.
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  39. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    The generalities (value of sovereignty, etc.) were good, the specifics (policy in Afghanistan, etc.) not so good.

    In my book, specifics trump generalities.

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  40. SMK says: • Website
    @European-American
    I really appreciate Trump speaking out in his trademark common sense / outrageous way against this political posturing at a sports game. And I especially appreciate it because he is so alone in speaking out a fairly common opinion. Everyone else is too busy being a hypocrite or virtue-signaling or whatever. I think it matters. I’d rather he make peace with Russia, but hey, I’ll take it.

    That being said, Trump is not entirely alone. Some NFL players and coaches dared to say they disagreed with the kneeling thing:
    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/08/colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-49ers-nfl-twitter-reaction
    https://www.si.com/nfl/2016/08/30/nfl-players-react-colin-kaepernick-national-anthem-protest

    But none was so brutal and to the point as Trump was. Partly because the presidency may be the only safe spot from which to do it. Or Trump just has a talent and courage that few share. It’s possible!

    Would these protests cease if police, without exception, permitted black thugs to shoot and kill them when they resist arrest rather than shooting and killing the thugs in self-defense. I doubt it, since the protests, which may never end, are based on lies and fantasies.

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    Would these protests cease if police, without exception, permitted black thugs to shoot and kill them when they resist arrest rather than shooting and killing the thugs in self-defense. I doubt it, since the protests, which may never end, are based on lies and fantasies.
     
    The Black Lies Matter protests would perhaps cease if ALL policing stopped in the African Villages. But very very quickly the old black church ladies (Democrats most reliable voters) would fire up the black ministers complaining about all the crime and demanding something be done, that “dem white folk done left us to die.” Endless outrage would ensue, and quickly cops would be posted at every corner of the African Village. We’ve seen this movie before - several times.
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  41. I remember when I took my family on a tour of the UN a few years ago. We were surprised at how run down the place seemed. Like it needed a thorough cleaning, patching and painting. Typical of most of the countries represented.

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    We were surprised at how run down the place seemed.
     
    Sounds like DC a few years back. A total dump. Went to the National Aquarium, and was shocked by the lack of basic maintenance and poor exhibits. It was apparent that it was on its last legs, and indeed, it has been (mercifully) moved to Baltimore as of 2013.

    Speaking of Baltimore, everyone in the US should have seen the area around the central train station a couple of decades ago. Even Linh Dinh would have been shocked. I wonder what it's like now.

    , @Stan d Mute
    Before or after the $2+ Billion renovations in 2013?
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  42. Indeed the key point of Trump’s speech, the most important word, was sovereignty.

    Unfortunately, it is looking more and more like the president will not succeed in doing anything in that regard.

    For the most part, he has surrounded himself with party apparatchiks, and made impotent “deals” with the powers that be. So far, he is no different than a run-of-the mill Republican.

    From now on, he will have to prove himself to us. We have lost our faith in him. It’s his move.

    Words are no longer enough.

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  43. utu says:
    @SMK
    I perused the links about the reaction to Colin K's protest. Some players and coaches and others criticized his kneeling during the anthem but not his reasons for doing so. They disagree with his methods but agree in whole or largely with his claims of "racial injustice" and systemic anti-black discrimination. What infuriates me is not the kneeling and raised fists per se but the reason for these protests, i.e., the lies and delusions of "racism" and "police brutality," which have been debunked not only by the dissident/alternative right but also such mainstream figures as Heather MacDonald and Tucker Carlson and perhaps others. Even those who criticize - however mildly and timidly, reluctantly and respectfully- the kneeling and raised fists don't decry and expose with logic and facts the lies and fantasies that compel such asinine and juvenile protests. Will Trump even do this?

    You do not get it. Racial division is a very powerful meme. The slavery is a gift to TPTB that keeps on giving. It is played all the time to divid and rule. People, all get worked up about anthem and sports while TPTB are laughing all the way to the band. One way of beating them in this game is to to make the majority to join the protest, but it will never happen. You are destined to die as a pawn.

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  44. Hilarious

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  45. @Alden
    Thank you Jaques for your summary of the founders of the UN. All during the 1930s there were numerous progressive organizations pushing for the UN. Governor of Illinois and presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson was one. One of the organizations was the world federalist society. I think the idea was that America would rule the world, just as Austria ruled half of Europe as the Holy Roman Empire.

    Prescott Bush, father and grandfather of 2 presidents was another mover and shaker in the UN movement.

    At least nowadays we don't have to hear about it much. It's such a failure there's nothing good to say about it.

    You are very welcome, Sir!

    You are one of the few who know that while the Germans were accused of wanting to rule the world, that may be the opposite of the truth. I think they, in fact, were struggling to not be ruled by the big boys. It’s pretty clear, as you say, that during the ’30s, plans were afoot, amongst the larger colonial empires and the Reds to do that.

    “Blame others for your own sins.”

    J. V. Stalin, Anarchism Or Socialism ? December, 1906 — January, 1907

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  46. @European-American
    Because there are distinctions to be made. If you make it all a cartoon, what’s to distinguish electing Clinton or Obama from electing Trump?

    It’s a kind of childish “all the politicians are the same” belief that is very much in the interest of the establishment to encourage. Stay home and rant at the TV or on the Internet in all-caps; meanwhile things can go on as usual. You will have wasted your vote and the chance to express your opinion in a reasonable way.

    If Trump does nothing good, than it doesn’t matter if he is elected, or another Republican, or a Democrat. But it does. At least a little, no? And if it does, then it’s better to let people and politicians know. Otherwise might as well just let Rubio or Schumer or whoever do their thing.

    Thank you for your reply.

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  47. @Buzz Mohawk
    I remember when I took my family on a tour of the UN a few years ago. We were surprised at how run down the place seemed. Like it needed a thorough cleaning, patching and painting. Typical of most of the countries represented.

    We were surprised at how run down the place seemed.

    Sounds like DC a few years back. A total dump. Went to the National Aquarium, and was shocked by the lack of basic maintenance and poor exhibits. It was apparent that it was on its last legs, and indeed, it has been (mercifully) moved to Baltimore as of 2013.

    Speaking of Baltimore, everyone in the US should have seen the area around the central train station a couple of decades ago. Even Linh Dinh would have been shocked. I wonder what it’s like now.

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  48. Paris Isn’t Paris Anymore

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  49. @Randal

    Now, I’m off to look up “quangos.” :)
     
    A blast from the past for us old veterans of the Thatcher years in Britain - Quasi-Autonomous National Government Organisations.

    Actually, “a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation”.

    The “non-” was important, as a quango was supposed not to be “national” in the sense that a governmental body would have been.

    Nevertheless, it was well known to be “a semi-public administrative body outside the civil service but receiving financial support from the government, which makes senior appointments to it”. These senior appointments were often from within Mrs Thatcher’s inner circle of ideologues, some associated with the Thatcherite “Centre for Policy Studies”.

    Therefore the value of a quango was that – behind the pretence that it was an independent, non-governmental body – it could be expected to make policy recommendations likely to be accepted by the Government that was providing most of the funding along with the key personnel.

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    Yes, you're correct of course. Shows the risk of relying on decades old memories without thinking about it or a quick Wikipedia check.
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  50. @SMK
    Would these protests cease if police, without exception, permitted black thugs to shoot and kill them when they resist arrest rather than shooting and killing the thugs in self-defense. I doubt it, since the protests, which may never end, are based on lies and fantasies.

    Would these protests cease if police, without exception, permitted black thugs to shoot and kill them when they resist arrest rather than shooting and killing the thugs in self-defense. I doubt it, since the protests, which may never end, are based on lies and fantasies.

    The Black Lies Matter protests would perhaps cease if ALL policing stopped in the African Villages. But very very quickly the old black church ladies (Democrats most reliable voters) would fire up the black ministers complaining about all the crime and demanding something be done, that “dem white folk done left us to die.” Endless outrage would ensue, and quickly cops would be posted at every corner of the African Village. We’ve seen this movie before – several times.

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  51. @Buzz Mohawk
    I remember when I took my family on a tour of the UN a few years ago. We were surprised at how run down the place seemed. Like it needed a thorough cleaning, patching and painting. Typical of most of the countries represented.

    Before or after the $2+ Billion renovations in 2013?

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    I think it was before, and I didn't know there was a renovation. Maybe it's a real palace now, complete with regular cleaning and maintenance.

    I do know that Donald Trump himself thinks the place is a dump and has said so. They still have the stupid, 12x12 mismatched marble squares behind the speaker's podium. They look like the same ones I can buy at my local Home Depot. He mentioned those. Speakers look like they're standing in the shower in a McMansion built on a budget.

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  52. @reiner Tor
    To be fair, for all his belligerence, he has yet to start another neocon war. Unless you count Syria, where he started military action against the Assad government.

    I think he wants to, as the neocons once said, be a “real man” and go to Tehran. Military action against Syria left me agog. It was then I realized there’d be no difference from the belligerence of Hillary. He started in with “Assad must go” shortly after.

    In some sense, I’d now prefer Hillary, who was an unrepentant warmonger. She does seem to be a bit more controlled, however, and so might have given the neocons only one war they wanted. Trump looks likely to do whatever they want, having already started in Afghanistan. Cannot call that a start of a war, but would you go for restart?

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  53. @Brabantian
    Re John Derbyshire's theory of "why we bring refugees here and give them permanent settlement" - which he says is 90% 'cheap labour' and 10% 'refugee resettlement rackets', this is not correct I think

    It is a Prime Directive of the oligarchy, best embodied in Pentagon advisor Kelly Greenhill's 2011 book, 'Weapons of Mass Migration', describing what is being done to Europe and the West today ... Greenhill recommended artificially-induced mass migrations as an excellent strategy to divide & control societies ... The book gushingly documents 59 examples of refugees being used as weapons since the Second World War ... It was classic colonialist strategy of the British empire (Hindu Tamils into Buddhist Ceylon - Sri Lanka, Muslim Turks into mostly Greek Cyprus, etc)

    In other words, importing masses of migrants, is much more a vehicle of social control, a divide-and-rule strategy of creating tension, and seeking the destruction of the old middle classes in the West, which have been the well-spring of rebels and revolutionaries far too much to oligarch tastes ... cheap labour and a bit of dosh for some allied quangos, NGOs and bureaucrats are more on the order of extras the oligarchy enjoys ... Getting common people to hate nearby denizens is the ultimate distraction from focus on the oligarchy, and nothing fits the 'hatred-creating' agenda like some rough-edged migrants in your face on the streets

    Discussing the Kelly Greenhill book and much else related, Irish Communist Gearóid Ó Colmáin did an interesting 11-part series of articles, 'Coercive Engineered Migration: Zionism's War on Europe', published on 'Dissident Voice'. For example, Ó Colmáin writes of how Marx & Engels also confronted the 'mass migration' weapon in the 1800s ... and they totally opposed such schemes as destructive of the working class, an oligarch tool of conflict-creation & worker & rebel de-moralisation. Nothing new under the sun.

    Irish Communist Gearóid Ó Colmáin did an interesting 11-part series of articles, ‘Coercive Engineered Migration: Zionism’s War on Europe’, published on ‘Dissident Voice’.

    The real, Marxist, Communist left was SO MUCH MORE honest and straightforward than the dissembling CultMarx types. And occasionally even right. I miss that kind of left, which would pressure the “right” to defuse its rhetoric.

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  54. We hear that political polarization is greater than ever before. But is this true?

    Are the two parties really so polarized? If so, why are both GOP and Democrats working together to undermine Trump’s original plan?

    Both parties are for homomania, Israel-Israel-Israel, MLK worship & Negromania, serving Wall Street, favoring the War State, slavish to Big Money(from Las Vegas and etc), Open Borders, feminism, Diversity Cult, combating non-existent ‘white supremacism’, and etc.

    There is only polarization in posturing. In actual policy, there is almost no meaningful difference between Dems and GOP.
    Only difference is Democratic party suckers Progs and non-whites to vote for politicians who serve Wall-Street-Warfare-State, and GOP suckers white Americans to vote for politicians who serve Wall-Street-Warfare-State. Political parties exist to sucker different groups to elect politicians who serve the same interests of Globalist oligarchs.

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    We hear that political polarization is greater than ever before. But is this true?

    Are the two parties really so polarized? If so, why are both GOP and Democrats working together to undermine Trump’s original plan?

     
    Mr. Factor, I think the answer to your question lies between this 1st paragraph and the 2nd. YES, there is great political polarization, but, NO, there is not much polarization between the RED and BLUE wings of THE PARTY.

    The polarization at the top level, the people who really know what's going on is between the globalist elites and the regular-American patriotic citizens and organizations (your VDare's, your original Tea Party, Reform Party back in the (Ross Perot) day) who are still try to get things fixed without bloodshed. At the level of ordinary Joe's, it is between the cntrl-left idiots, large blocks of ethnic/racial minorities, feminists, and plain-jane Commies against the alt-right and all real conservatives and constitutionalists and yes, many liberttardsarians.

    The circuses half of the bread & circuses deal going on includes the whole RED vs. BLUE match-up, garnering much attention, money, and hopes - "yah, BLUE team, go go!", "Go RED! We beat you in the House and Senate, rah, rah... to bad, so sad!". This is all a big distraction, but gets the viewers on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX. Even more importantly, though, is that this makes Americans think that they have a choice in their future politially. Wrong.
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  55. It’s a good speech minus the hawkish rhetoric on North Korea and Iran. But as usual I wonder how sincere it was, coming at the heel of that disastrous DACA amnesty deal that he purportedly agreed to with Schumer and Pelosi. Also, what the heck are US troops doing in Syria and Afghanistan? He did not even seek congress’ approval to bring troops in those countries, makes you wonder who’s really in charge of his foreign policy, at the moment it looks like his generals, not him.

    As long as Nikki Haley is still at the UN, the US will be getting into more wars on behalf of Israel and the military industrial complex. That daft woman is John McCain in a dress, a warmonger from hell. Appointing her to the UN was one of the worst mistakes Trump’s made. She stands for everything he campaigned against. As long as she’s still around, I can’t take anything Trump says seriously.

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    See my comment #21, AR, about why people who hold out hope think President Trump appointed Haley to that UN position. Keep in mind that I agree with you about her totally. How can this appointment be just a mistake? It's not like he just wrote something wrong on a piece of paper. Did he just not know anything about her?

    No, I think that President Trump's blatant breech of his promises on the warmongering ("invade-the-world") from the 1st month in office was not a good sign. Even if this stuff is not really Trump's wishes, but coercion of some sort by the Deep State, what's to say they will just leave him alone about the "invite-the-world" half of the deal. Is it really that this guy is just incompetent as all get-out?

    I'll say this again - I think Trump was successful, like many big-businessmen are, by delegating and hiring people he can trust to do lots of the thinking for him. He is under the impression that the beltway bandits, neocons, etc. are "smart" people because they have been there for a long time. He should trust his own political instincts and fire most of his people and start over. (unless, as I suspect, it's not up to him.)
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  56. @Stan d Mute
    Before or after the $2+ Billion renovations in 2013?

    I think it was before, and I didn’t know there was a renovation. Maybe it’s a real palace now, complete with regular cleaning and maintenance.

    I do know that Donald Trump himself thinks the place is a dump and has said so. They still have the stupid, 12×12 mismatched marble squares behind the speaker’s podium. They look like the same ones I can buy at my local Home Depot. He mentioned those. Speakers look like they’re standing in the shower in a McMansion built on a budget.

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  57. SMK says: • Website
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    I perused the links about the reaction to Colin K's protest. Some players and coaches and others criticized his kneeling during the anthem but not his reasons for doing so. They disagree with his methods but agree in whole or largely with his claims of "racial injustice" and systemic anti-black discrimination. What infuriates me is not the kneeling and raised fists per se but the reason for these protests, i.e., the lies and delusions of "racism" and "police brutality," which have been debunked not only by the dissident/alternative right but also such mainstream figures as Heather MacDonald and Tucker Carlson and perhaps others. Even those who criticize - however mildly and timidly, reluctantly and respectfully- the kneeling and raised fists don't decry and expose with logic and facts the lies and fantasies that compel such asinine and juvenile protests. Will Trump even do this?

    Today, in responding to journalists, Trump insisted that his criticism of the NFL protests “had nothing to do with race.” “Nothing to do with race”! Does he actually believe that?! Or is he lying? These protests have everything to do with race.This lunacy began when CK kneeled during the NA in a BLM protest and soon dozens of blacks were kneeling or raising their fists in black power salutes for explicitly racial reasons. Today, in response to Trump, a majority of blacks, and with some teams all or nearly all blacks, possibly almost a thousand collectively, protested for racial reasons based on noxious and manifest lies and/or delusions. Even Trump is so afraid of blacks and the media and of being called a “racist” that he lied in saying what he can’t actually believe.

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  58. Randal says:
    @englishmike
    Actually, "a quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation".

    The "non-" was important, as a quango was supposed not to be "national" in the sense that a governmental body would have been.

    Nevertheless, it was well known to be "a semi-public administrative body outside the civil service but receiving financial support from the government, which makes senior appointments to it". These senior appointments were often from within Mrs Thatcher's inner circle of ideologues, some associated with the Thatcherite "Centre for Policy Studies".

    Therefore the value of a quango was that - behind the pretence that it was an independent, non-governmental body - it could be expected to make policy recommendations likely to be accepted by the Government that was providing most of the funding along with the key personnel.

    Yes, you’re correct of course. Shows the risk of relying on decades old memories without thinking about it or a quick Wikipedia check.

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  59. @Priss Factor
    We hear that political polarization is greater than ever before. But is this true?

    Are the two parties really so polarized? If so, why are both GOP and Democrats working together to undermine Trump's original plan?

    Both parties are for homomania, Israel-Israel-Israel, MLK worship & Negromania, serving Wall Street, favoring the War State, slavish to Big Money(from Las Vegas and etc), Open Borders, feminism, Diversity Cult, combating non-existent 'white supremacism', and etc.

    There is only polarization in posturing. In actual policy, there is almost no meaningful difference between Dems and GOP.
    Only difference is Democratic party suckers Progs and non-whites to vote for politicians who serve Wall-Street-Warfare-State, and GOP suckers white Americans to vote for politicians who serve Wall-Street-Warfare-State. Political parties exist to sucker different groups to elect politicians who serve the same interests of Globalist oligarchs.

    We hear that political polarization is greater than ever before. But is this true?

    Are the two parties really so polarized? If so, why are both GOP and Democrats working together to undermine Trump’s original plan?

    Mr. Factor, I think the answer to your question lies between this 1st paragraph and the 2nd. YES, there is great political polarization, but, NO, there is not much polarization between the RED and BLUE wings of THE PARTY.

    The polarization at the top level, the people who really know what’s going on is between the globalist elites and the regular-American patriotic citizens and organizations (your VDare’s, your original Tea Party, Reform Party back in the (Ross Perot) day) who are still try to get things fixed without bloodshed. At the level of ordinary Joe’s, it is between the cntrl-left idiots, large blocks of ethnic/racial minorities, feminists, and plain-jane Commies against the alt-right and all real conservatives and constitutionalists and yes, many liberttardsarians.

    The circuses half of the bread & circuses deal going on includes the whole RED vs. BLUE match-up, garnering much attention, money, and hopes – “yah, BLUE team, go go!”, “Go RED! We beat you in the House and Senate, rah, rah… to bad, so sad!”. This is all a big distraction, but gets the viewers on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX. Even more importantly, though, is that this makes Americans think that they have a choice in their future politially. Wrong.

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  60. @Another realist
    It's a good speech minus the hawkish rhetoric on North Korea and Iran. But as usual I wonder how sincere it was, coming at the heel of that disastrous DACA amnesty deal that he purportedly agreed to with Schumer and Pelosi. Also, what the heck are US troops doing in Syria and Afghanistan? He did not even seek congress' approval to bring troops in those countries, makes you wonder who's really in charge of his foreign policy, at the moment it looks like his generals, not him.

    As long as Nikki Haley is still at the UN, the US will be getting into more wars on behalf of Israel and the military industrial complex. That daft woman is John McCain in a dress, a warmonger from hell. Appointing her to the UN was one of the worst mistakes Trump's made. She stands for everything he campaigned against. As long as she's still around, I can't take anything Trump says seriously.

    See my comment #21, AR, about why people who hold out hope think President Trump appointed Haley to that UN position. Keep in mind that I agree with you about her totally. How can this appointment be just a mistake? It’s not like he just wrote something wrong on a piece of paper. Did he just not know anything about her?

    No, I think that President Trump’s blatant breech of his promises on the warmongering (“invade-the-world”) from the 1st month in office was not a good sign. Even if this stuff is not really Trump’s wishes, but coercion of some sort by the Deep State, what’s to say they will just leave him alone about the “invite-the-world” half of the deal. Is it really that this guy is just incompetent as all get-out?

    I’ll say this again – I think Trump was successful, like many big-businessmen are, by delegating and hiring people he can trust to do lots of the thinking for him. He is under the impression that the beltway bandits, neocons, etc. are “smart” people because they have been there for a long time. He should trust his own political instincts and fire most of his people and start over. (unless, as I suspect, it’s not up to him.)

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  61. Swizze says:

    Three hurricanes have affected American citizens in the last month. There is no reason for any resources or money to be spent on external refugee programs for the foreseeable future.

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  62. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @attilathehen
    "I’d be a happier guy, too, if we left the Afghans to their own devices..." I'd be happier too is you had stayed in China with your Chinese wife.

    "I do understand why we bring refugees here and give them permanent settlement." For lonely middle-aged men like you who could not have normal relationships with Caucasian women.

    Derb old boy, you lack a great deal of self-awareness. Until you deal with the problems you brought to the USA with your Chinese wife and offspring, writing articles like these is a waste of your time.

    I’m glad that you don’t believe in equality. So I’ll help you understand why your happiness isn’t as paramount:

    The major difference is that Derb(and by extension, Mrs. Derb) matter and contribute significantly to society. You don’t, at all.

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  63. trumps speech was boorish bluster about committing war crimes. the u.n. is an institution for peace – and how to keep the peace(except in regards to the u.s.)
    why didn’t more countries other than iran & north korea walk out on the spittle-flecked, orange-tinted beast from 20,000 fathoms?
    follow the money.
    shame on trump and shame on them.

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  64. How anti-Trump media sometimes backfire.

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    Watched over a minute of the 1-hour video, didn’t see the point. You might want to give a bit more info about why this is worth viewing...
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  65. @Priss Factor
    How anti-Trump media sometimes backfire.

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

    Watched over a minute of the 1-hour video, didn’t see the point. You might want to give a bit more info about why this is worth viewing…

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  66. @European-American
    Pointing out what’s good and what’s bad in a speech, making distinctions while keeping high standards, is reasonable. Saying it’s all bad and the sky is falling is not constructive and easily ignored. I’m pretty sure using more ranting and all-caps wouldn’t have prevented the crisis you mention.

    Appreciating what good Trump does or says is better than screaming bloody murder and saying he’s sold us out etc, etc. I’d prefer if Trump didn’t continue to wage or threaten war all over the world; I’d prefer if he built the wall and shut down most immigration; I’d prefer if he didn’t seem to cozy up to the very establishment forces we hoped he would defeat. Still, I’m grateful for what he does do that's better than absolutely any other one of the candidates would have done.

    If there’s some other politician who’s less cuck-like I’d be happy to hear of him or her. For now, in these crazy times, as far as I know, Trump is absolutely all we got, I’m sad to say, so what else is there to do but make do?

    You are exactly why we are being genocided, ( no Im sure it hasn’t come to your little enclave yet) you’re exactly the national review cuck concerned with decorum and fair play and god knows what you morons are concerned with. Do you have any idea what the reality of whites going from 90% demographics and 100% power to 60% demographics and 30% power? Go talk to some south african farmers to find out. This is your doing these commie jews and their third world hordes marched right over your ilk. I really hope when the reckoning comes your kind are not allowed to continue in your aloof appeaser communities and are dragged out and hung for treason and dereliction of duty. You filthy cuck traitor

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    You sound like you have a talent for making friends.
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  67. @Colleen Pater
    You are exactly why we are being genocided, ( no Im sure it hasn't come to your little enclave yet) you're exactly the national review cuck concerned with decorum and fair play and god knows what you morons are concerned with. Do you have any idea what the reality of whites going from 90% demographics and 100% power to 60% demographics and 30% power? Go talk to some south african farmers to find out. This is your doing these commie jews and their third world hordes marched right over your ilk. I really hope when the reckoning comes your kind are not allowed to continue in your aloof appeaser communities and are dragged out and hung for treason and dereliction of duty. You filthy cuck traitor

    You sound like you have a talent for making friends.

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