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“If we were to use traditional measures for understanding leaders, which involve the defense of borders and national flourishing, Putin would count as the preeminent statesman of our time.

“On the world stage, who could vie with him?”

So asks Chris Caldwell of the Weekly Standard in a remarkable essay in Hillsdale College’s March issue of its magazine, Imprimis. [How to Think About Vladimir Putin, March 2017]

What elevates Putin above all other 21st-century leaders?

“When Putin took power in the winter of 1999-2000, his country was defenseless. It was bankrupt. It was being carved up by its new kleptocratic elites, in collusion with its old imperial rivals, the Americans. Putin changed that.

“In the first decade of this century, he did what Kemal Ataturk had done in Turkey in the 1920s. Out of a crumbling empire, he resurrected a national-state, and gave it coherence and purpose. He disciplined his country’s plutocrats. He restored its military strength. And he refused, with ever blunter rhetoric, to accept for Russia a subservient role in an American-run world system drawn up by foreign politicians and business leaders. His voters credit him with having saved his country.”

Putin’s approval rating, after 17 years in power, exceeds that of any rival Western leader. But while his impressive strides toward making Russia great again explain why he is revered at home and in the Russian diaspora, what explains Putin’s appeal in the West, despite a press that is every bit as savage as President Trump’s?

Answer: Putin stands against the Western progressive vision of what mankind’s future ought to be. Years ago, he aligned himself with traditionalists, nationalists and populists of the West, and against what they had come to despise in their own decadent civilization.

What they abhorred, Putin abhorred. He is a God-and-country Russian patriot. He rejects the New World Order established at the Cold War’s end by the United States. Putin puts Russia first.

And in defying the Americans he speaks for those millions of Europeans who wish to restore their national identities and recapture their lost sovereignty from the supranational European Union. Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism.

The U.S. establishment loathes Putin because, they say, he is an aggressor, a tyrant, a “killer.” He invaded and occupies Ukraine. His old KGB comrades assassinate journalists, defectors and dissidents.

Yet while politics under both czars and commissars has often been a blood sport in Russia, what has Putin done to his domestic enemies to rival what our Arab ally Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has done to the Muslim Brotherhood he overthrew in a military coup in Egypt?

What has Putin done to rival what our NATO ally President Erdogan has done in Turkey, jailing 40,000 people since last July’s coup — or our Philippine ally Rodrigo Duterte, who has presided over the extrajudicial killing of thousands of drug dealers?

Does anyone think President Xi Jinping would have handled mass demonstrations against his regime in Tiananmen Square more gingerly than did President Putin this last week in Moscow?

Much of the hostility toward Putin stems from the fact that he not only defies the West, when standing up for Russia’s interests, he often succeeds in his defiance and goes unpunished and unrepentant.

He not only remains popular in his own country, but has admirers in nations whose political establishments are implacably hostile to him.

In December, one poll found 37 percent of all Republicans had a favorable view of the Russian leader, but only 17 percent were positive on President Barack Obama.

There is another reason Putin is viewed favorably. Millions of ethnonationalists who wish to see their nations secede from the EU see him as an ally. While Putin has openly welcomed many of these movements, America’s elite do not take even a neutral stance.

Putin has read the new century better than his rivals. While the 20th century saw the world divided between a Communist East and a free and democratic West, new and different struggles define the 21st.

The new dividing lines are between social conservatism and self-indulgent secularism, between tribalism and transnationalism, between the nation-state and the New World Order.

On the new dividing lines, Putin is on the side of the insurgents. Those who envision de Gaulle’s Europe of Nations replacing the vision of One Europe, toward which the EU is heading, see Putin as an ally.

So the old question arises: Who owns the future?

In the new struggles of the new century, it is not impossible that Russia — as was America in the Cold War — may be on the winning side. Secessionist parties across Europe already look to Moscow rather than across the Atlantic.

“Putin has become a symbol of national sovereignty in its battle with globalism,” writes Caldwell. “That turns out to be the big battle of our times. As our last election shows, that’s true even here.”

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

Copyright 2017 Creators.com.

 
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  1. Dan Hayes says:

    It is a “remarkable article” but also remarkable is the the fact that author Chris Caldwell is associated with the Weekly Standard!

    Note that a direct link to Caldwell’s Imprimis article appears in the VDARE version of Pat’s article.

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    I hope both the authors were paid to write that (nothing wrong with making a buck). Because it would be worse if they really sincerely think what they write. A lot of ecstatic people in the comments as well.
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  2. Jason Liu says:

    Not all strongmen are good leaders, but all good leaders are strongmen.

    Thing is, Putin would not be able to survive or accomplish half of what he has in a western political system. Nor can any insurgent that rises in America or Europe. Just look at Trump flounder now, blocked by random judges left and right.

    The white westerner, feeling mighty superior with his free democratic system of checks and balances, crafted for himself a slow-motion deathtrap from which he cannot escape.

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    • Agree: dfordoom
    • Replies: @Frankie P
    I have come to the conclusion that the western world, which utilized conflict to drive progress for so many years, has now been neutered by a modern world, a world in which access to information has become a level playing field, a world that favors societies that promote stability and order, a world in which China will become the greatest power, with firm control over a huge productive population that prefers to get down to work and make no waves, a population proud of its race and civilization.
    , @polistra
    Yes, but Trump isn't LEGALLY blocked by judges. Those judges have no legal or constitutional authority to block orders or change laws. They started doing it in 1803 and nobody ever had the guts to halt them. Their actions are still criminal, and a President with enough confidence and steadiness of purpose could disobey them and halt the long surrender.

    Unfortunately Trump doesn't have confidence or coherence. He's distracted by shiny things several times per minute. (Or he's a false flag. I still don't know for sure.)
    , @Seamus Padraig
    The US republic was designed primarily for the purpose of protecting the interests of the ruling class; so if it's not much good at anything else, small wonder.
    , @Rurik

    The white westerner, feeling mighty superior with his free democratic system of checks and balances, crafted for himself a slow-motion deathtrap
     
    compared to what Russia and Eastern Europe just suffered though; 60+ years of commie slavery and genocide, then Rothschild imposed starvation under the "Russian" oligarchs, I'd say we've had it comparatively good

    Putin's rise to power seems a rather unlikely if serendipitous happenstance.

    There was no way for the drunken Yeltsin to know what lurked under the cool façade of this unflappable KGB officer. Yeltsin probably thought he was anointing anther ambitious rat like himself. Putin took them all by surprise, and has risen to greatness in spite of all the efforts of the plutocrats of Russia and the West to keep Russians enslaved and drunk and perpetually looted.

    The irony is that he isn't just the hope of Russia, but also a major hope for the West.

    In fact, it's because of the hope he brings to the West, that the Fiend is so intent upon telling lies about him and saber rattling on his doorstep.

    but it was because of the institutions of the West, that Brexit was achieved, and that Trump was elected to power (as a repudiation of the Fiend and its Eternal WarⓊ- even if he turns out to be a ringer), and that Le Pen might give hope to Europe.

    It's too early to write off the West completely
    , @Grendel
    True enough, but those democratic systems of checks and balances are not a suicide pact, and eventually there will be a popular movement to abandon even the pretense of fidelity to that slow motion deathtrap. You could argue that such movements already exist in the West.
  3. The Scalpel says: • Website

    Putin certainly seems to have the best interests of his nation at heart. This sets him apart from Western leaders who pander to their political base often at the expense of the best interests of their nation. As a result, Putin gains the admiration of his countrymen as well as the grudging respect of his political adversaries.

    A relative weakness of the western democratic systems is the short election cycle which incentivizes politicians to think in terms of short term political gain and not the long-term best interest of their country

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    • Agree: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @Ace
    It's amazing to read about French presidential politics. Gallia Watch has the story. Le Pen makes sense as a nationalist and is, of course, friendly to Putin

    The rest are clowns who make Janet Yellin look like an incisive thinker. It's embarrassing to see such vacuity and maneuvering over platitudes. These are ciphers, one of whom has a shot at being the president of France (if the parties gang up on Le Pen as I expect they will).

    Le Pen could do immense good but, as with all Western European voters, it's far from certain they'll do anything but punish the patriotic candidates.

    , @Bill

    A relative weakness of the western democratic systems is the short election cycle which incentivizes politicians to think in terms of short term political gain and not the long-term best interest of their country
     
    People really enjoy repeating slogans. Since incumbents always win, there is plenty of long-term thinking in Washington. It just isn't long-term thinking about the interest of the country or its inhabitants.
    , @annamaria
    ..."apart from Western leaders who pander to their political base often at the expense of the best interests of their nation." True.
  4. Another factor of Putin’s strength is that he just seems to “carry himself” better than any western leader, including Trump (and I was an early supporter of Trump). I live in Moscow, so I see him often on television. Unfortunately my Russian is very limited, so I rarely understand what he says, but his demeanor is, well, “leaderlike.” I happened to be on Tverskaya Street last Sunday and the police response seemed measured to me. I walked by a lot of them in riot gear and none of them so much as asked me for papers.

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    • Replies: @annamaria
    Instead of creating a viable and constructive opposition, Russian "progressives" formed a Fifth column that is firmly west-oriented, even though some important western values have already wilted away. Exhibit one is the "progressives" irritation with Putin' decision to stop an intrusion of GMO into Russia. "Putin is a former KGB operative" is the "progressives" mantra, but try to tell them that the founders of the Soviet security services were Jewish and that the western MSM (and many NGOs) are "directed" by the CIA and such, and the Fifth columnists feel themselves deeply offended.
  5. A lot of what Pat says here reminds me of what I’ve read was said of A. Hitler in the 1930s, who is said to have been widely revered among his people, restored national pride, resolved financial hardship etc. Let us hope that Putin, Lavrov & Co. are smart enough to avoid being manoeuvred and goaded into actions that can be used as a pretext for starting another war by western powers, the consequences of which don’t bear thinking about.

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    • Agree: Rurik
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Hitler was the Anglo-Saxon project. And Putin is the contrary to Anglo-Saxon Yeltsin project. This is a BIG difference!
    , @Sean
    Bad for us though it was, Hitler was good at what he did, that is all you can say when talking about a foreign leader on his objective merits. It is no guide as to whether he is friend or foe.

    If the US wanted a war with Russia it could have one in a minute(ways would be found ) but it is true that Russia's gain is the West's reverses.: international politics is a zero sum game and Putin cannot succeed without cutting in on US power.
    , @Ximenes
    Putin's rise to power seems a lot more natural and legitimate. He rose through the bureaucracy, showing true leadership skills to all he encountered. Hitler was a little corporal whose main skill was giving rousing speeches. I'd say Hitler resembles Trump more than Putin.
    , @The Alarmist
    Aren't the analogies of Putin to Hitler getting a little long in the tooth? If he is Hitler, where's his march on the weak West and what group of peoples has he picked out as the scapegoats to go to the camps?

    Seriously, it is rather tiring to hear how a "strongman" and his 145m people and GDP of circa $3t are a great threat to the US and EU and their 800m people and GDP of circa $32t. It's actually in his and Russia's best interests to function peacefully within the global economic system, and that is why the West are doing their damndest to keep them out of it.
  6. Ace says:
    @The Scalpel
    Putin certainly seems to have the best interests of his nation at heart. This sets him apart from Western leaders who pander to their political base often at the expense of the best interests of their nation. As a result, Putin gains the admiration of his countrymen as well as the grudging respect of his political adversaries.

    A relative weakness of the western democratic systems is the short election cycle which incentivizes politicians to think in terms of short term political gain and not the long-term best interest of their country

    It’s amazing to read about French presidential politics. Gallia Watch has the story. Le Pen makes sense as a nationalist and is, of course, friendly to Putin

    The rest are clowns who make Janet Yellin look like an incisive thinker. It’s embarrassing to see such vacuity and maneuvering over platitudes. These are ciphers, one of whom has a shot at being the president of France (if the parties gang up on Le Pen as I expect they will).

    Le Pen could do immense good but, as with all Western European voters, it’s far from certain they’ll do anything but punish the patriotic candidates.

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    • Replies: @in the middle
    Poor France, it is a joke. No body takes France seriously, ever since Charles de Gaulle passed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW4NzVxhnUg

    The same people is running France now, so of course they hate nationalist leaders, such as the great Putin.
  7. john cronk says: • Website

    “Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism.”

    Grow up, Pat. One doesn’t have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.

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    • Replies: @Bill
    Nope. The pattern of atheists being narcissistic, amoral twits and the pattern of atheist societies invariably being murderous, dystopian hells is just a coincidence. Or two coincidences.
    , @Ilyana_Rozumova
    Your reasoning is correct. But it does not apply to plebs. That is why you are a jerk.
    , @Stonehands

    Grow up, Pat. One doesn’t have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.
     
    The uniqueness of the American experiment is predicated on the notion that it's founding credo- Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are innate rights not bequeathed by a collection of men [government], but from Almighty God.
    , @chris
    "Grow up, Pat. One doesn’t have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values."

    I remember when I taught my first philosophy class at community college.
    , @in the middle
    Pat was obviously referring to the Judeo (talmudic)-Masonic-Protestant element in the so called western society's history.
    , @Thirdeye
    Bingo. Buchanan seriously undersells Putin's statesmanship, which is without parallel in the 21st Century thus far, by reducing it down to religious tradition. The KGB was not just a state security aparatus, it was the intellectual center of the Soviet state and Putin's approach to governing reflects that.
  8. Frankie P says:
    @Jason Liu
    Not all strongmen are good leaders, but all good leaders are strongmen.

    Thing is, Putin would not be able to survive or accomplish half of what he has in a western political system. Nor can any insurgent that rises in America or Europe. Just look at Trump flounder now, blocked by random judges left and right.

    The white westerner, feeling mighty superior with his free democratic system of checks and balances, crafted for himself a slow-motion deathtrap from which he cannot escape.

    I have come to the conclusion that the western world, which utilized conflict to drive progress for so many years, has now been neutered by a modern world, a world in which access to information has become a level playing field, a world that favors societies that promote stability and order, a world in which China will become the greatest power, with firm control over a huge productive population that prefers to get down to work and make no waves, a population proud of its race and civilization.

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    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    "a huge productive population that prefers to get down to work..."

    And this is what Trump says that terrifies the coalition of the Left. WORK!!!??? ME!?

    The image of a Nation rolling up its sleeves and working up a sweat is nightmarish for Liberals, Blacks and womyn. Liberals want to make a living on their iPads. Womyn want to sit around and "talk things out", while blacks have no aspirations beyond a blunt, a b*tch and a bottle o' booze.
    , @annamaria
    "...a world that favors societies that promote stability and order..."
    From your lips to God's ears.
  9. MEexpert says:

    The American people have been played for suckers once again. Trump won the election by tapping into the general frustration of the electorate. Once in the White House, he plunged right into the old swamp he promised to drain.

    By signing a few meaningless executive orders, he gave a false sense of satisfaction to the average American. He knew that his immigration orders will run into the liberal judges. He also knew that Obamacare wasn’t going anywhere. There were differences in the Republican party for the replacement of Obamacare even before the election.

    The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin cares for his people. Trump on the other hand only talks about them. His heart lies with the Wall Street. He is a Wall Street insider. He used the America First slogan but every major action he has taken has been for Israel first. First and foremost he is a real estate man. When you deal with one you must have your hands on your pocket.

    Putin does things and others say that they are great. When Trump does things, he is the only one who brags about them being great. In reality, they are far from it. It appears that we have finally found a flaw in Putin. He is not a good judge of character. He thought Trump was better than Hillary, so he helped him get “elected” only to find out that he is another Hillary. How?

    Jewish advisors every where, Pentagon budget going up, all the wars of choice (Iraq, Syria, and Yemen) are escalating, more arms to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. More chaos in the Middle East for the benefit of Israel. More troops are being sent to these places. In Syria, we are on a collision course with Russia. Secretary of Defense wants to stay in Iraq for ever or until they take care of Iran. Every General wants war with Russia and Iran by accusing them of supporting the terrorists. First it was Iran and now Russia has been added to the list. Latest accusation is that Russia is supplying weapons to Talibans in Afghanistan. More sanctions on both Iran and Russia.

    Is there no end to this madness?

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    • Replies: @Anon

    The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin cares for his people.
     
    Keep in mind that Putin's people are the Russian elite, not the Russian people.
    Doesn't Trump care for the American elite too?
    , @Ilyana_Rozumova
    With all due respect you are incorrect. You do not see the big picture. Globalist tried to rule the world through Communist system. The center of the Globalist power was in Russia. It did not work. Afghanistan Mujahadeen put an end to it. Now Globalists try to rule the world through Capitalistic system. The center of the Globalist power is in the US.
    Trump has an extremely difficult task. He is facing, in my opinion almost insurmountable obstacle.
    , @Hunsdon
    If we posit the truth of all your allegations, are we not still better off than if Lady MacBeth had won?
  10. I wish to say this as clearly as possible. The allegations of Russia “hacking,” subverting, or otherwise influencing the US elections are total fabrications. The intelligence hearings that just took place are a national disgrace. This is the Deep State pissing on our shoes and saying it’s raining to extent that we haven’t seen before. It’s very ominous in its implications.

    They are doubling down on the lie of Russian hacking by already applying the frontlash to the inevitable reaction. They are now saying that one of Russia’s ostensible goals is to undermine our faith in the US government and our trust in its officials and institutions. You see, if you balk at what the Deep State is doing, if you doubt the inerrancy of its proclamations, if you do anything other than love Big Brother, then you are already part of the problem.

    A state that resorts to such tactics has lost all credibility. These pathetic attempts to gaslight us into hating Russia and embracing the Cathedral are emblematic of a weak and feckless tyranny. It shows to what extent our elites have become a congeries of impotent lunatics, careerists, catamites, bluestockings, and effeminate Farquaads.

    The Russian hacking meme bears the impress and style of Bill Clinton. It is the typically Clintonian method of destroying one’s enemies by making up absolutely scurrilous charges and then meming them into existence through unrelenting repetition and escalation. This is why Hillary Clinton did not make a concession speech on election night. Bill took over DNC operations and began wargaming how they were going to destroy Trump, motivated by the very real fear that he was about to send them all to prison. When Hillary finally appeared the next morning, she was already attributing her electoral misfortunes to a “coordinated cyber attack.” They have been deepening and ramifying this fallacious charge ever since that day.

    Anyone who has the ear of President Trump and who may be able to influence him needs to impart this one all-important fact. He cannot Make America Great Again if he cannot first save himself, and to save himself he needs to destroy the Left. He needs to imprison Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, and James Comey for their treasonous acts. He needs to depose and silence these activist judges. He needs to completely shut down and dissolve large swaths of the the federal bureaucracy. He needs to “Lock her up!”

    This is his real mandate. If he does these things he will have the support of a surprisingly large number of Americans and his success will build on itself. If he fails to do this the Left will not fail to destroy him. Only one can survive this confrontation.

    Are you listening, Mr. Trump?

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    • Replies: @SteveRogers42
    And if the Left destroys Trump, they will come after us with the fury of rabid wolverines. We are the ones who will not survive if the globohomo establishment regains full control.
    , @Clearpoint
    And then the violence escalates. Then what? The Clinton's are not worthy of the trust some have put in them. And Trump is not worthy of the trust you would put in him.
    , @Miro23

    This is his real mandate. If he does these things he will have the support of a surprisingly large number of Americans and his success will build on itself. If he fails to do this the Left will not fail to destroy him. Only one can survive this confrontation.
     
    This is probably right. The globalist, counter cultural left wants the Facade Democracy that they have had for the last 30 years and will try to break any genuine Democratic system, especially if it has voted for "America First".

    Looking at it this way, the Deep State, MSM and plutocratic Special Interests are really just elements of a totalitarian insurgency, seeking to loot the country and destroy Constitutional America.

    As such, it's legitimate to arrest them and put them on public trial. The embarrassment is the length of their laundry list of crimes running from Florida drug smuggling, Pizzagate, WMD fabrications, NSA spying to theft from the defense budget etc. etc. Just arrest them and get them plea bargaining.
  11. Wally says:

    Putin is the messenger.

    Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban commenting on the EU:

    “They have declared that the people constitute a danger to democracy.”

    - Trump won
    - Brexit is around the corner
    - Italy wants out of the EU
    - Greece wants out of the EU
    - Hungary is in open rebellion against the EU
    - Le Pen is ahead
    - Merkel will be defeated
    - Geert Wilders of Holland just made major gains
    - Europe is under siege by cave men Muslim criminals
    - Anti-Mass Immigration Sweden Democrats Surge To First Place in Polls
    - the EU economy is unsustainable, is disintegrating in every way possible
    - the leftist US Dems are at their lowest point since 1928

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  12. Putin is certainly an extremely talented and successful politician, but his philosophy is not traditionalist, nationalist or populist.

    Caldwell’s got it right: “Putin has become a symbol of national sovereignty in its battle with globalism.” It’s sovereignism; nothing more, nothing less.

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  13. polistra says:
    @Jason Liu
    Not all strongmen are good leaders, but all good leaders are strongmen.

    Thing is, Putin would not be able to survive or accomplish half of what he has in a western political system. Nor can any insurgent that rises in America or Europe. Just look at Trump flounder now, blocked by random judges left and right.

    The white westerner, feeling mighty superior with his free democratic system of checks and balances, crafted for himself a slow-motion deathtrap from which he cannot escape.

    Yes, but Trump isn’t LEGALLY blocked by judges. Those judges have no legal or constitutional authority to block orders or change laws. They started doing it in 1803 and nobody ever had the guts to halt them. Their actions are still criminal, and a President with enough confidence and steadiness of purpose could disobey them and halt the long surrender.

    Unfortunately Trump doesn’t have confidence or coherence. He’s distracted by shiny things several times per minute. (Or he’s a false flag. I still don’t know for sure.)

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    • Replies: @Bill

    Yes, but Trump isn’t LEGALLY blocked by judges. Those judges have no legal or constitutional authority to block orders or change laws. They started doing it in 1803 and nobody ever had the guts to halt them.
     
    Are you trolling?

    If nothing happens to the judges and if the judges are obeyed, then Trump is, in fact, legally blocked by the judges.

    The fact that things work differently in the unicorns-and-carebears world inside your head is not relevant.
  14. @Jason Liu
    Not all strongmen are good leaders, but all good leaders are strongmen.

    Thing is, Putin would not be able to survive or accomplish half of what he has in a western political system. Nor can any insurgent that rises in America or Europe. Just look at Trump flounder now, blocked by random judges left and right.

    The white westerner, feeling mighty superior with his free democratic system of checks and balances, crafted for himself a slow-motion deathtrap from which he cannot escape.

    The US republic was designed primarily for the purpose of protecting the interests of the ruling class; so if it’s not much good at anything else, small wonder.

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  15. RodW says:

    Surely one reason why Westerners who are fortunate to hear or read the words of Putin like the man is that he uses logic, and studiously avoids making obviously counterfactual statements. Whereas our ‘leaders’ actively restrict their utterances to illogic and counterfactual statements. I found it impossible not to guffaw at everything Obama and Cameron said when those two ‘statesmen’ and ‘orators’ were in power.

    I once heard a spokesman for Putin describing how hard the leader works for his country. He prefaced his remarks with the words, “It may sound pompous to say …” (it didn’t particularly). Can you imagine a U.S. or U.K. spokesman admitting the possibility of a leader’s pomposity?

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  16. Yes, he is! I am a German European and this paragraph was the most telling to me:

    “And in defying the Americans he speaks for those millions of Europeans who wish to restore their national identities and recapture their lost sovereignty from the supranational European Union. Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism.”

    However, since I am not religious, I prefer the European tradition of (radical) Enlightenment, mostly developed in France and Germanic countries. But when getting older I came to realize that decent Christians and even decent Muslims are way closer to Enlightenment than the post-modern idiots, one of whom I used to be when young. The biggest problem for Europe has been and still is that Enlightenment values have been sodomized continuously and increasingly since 1945 by American relativism, arbitrariness, mendacity, hypocrisy and – most of all – consumerism. American influence has destroyed European identity.

    In my opinion, America as a nation doesn’t have real values or traditions. Only a very few Americans understand Enlightenment and those who do are usually well-educated and close or at least familiar with European history and traditions. This is not to say Americans are idiots. I don’t think they are, I think the nation is just too young and hasn’t matured yet to have its own standing values. And the American people have always been fucked, divided and conquered by their elites since the very beginning, right after revolution and independence. I think it’s time for Europeans to realize the stark and deep differences between America and European nations and re-discover the rich history that we share from Lisbon to Vladivostok and from Reykjavik to Malta.

    I don’t believe in religion as a solution to post-modernism as it has wonderful divide and conquer qualities, which can be well exploited by our valueless elites. Especially young Europeans should better educate themselves about French and German philosophers, about European history, and dive into the rich literature, music and arts. The main problem is that since the terrible 1960s people in the “West” have pretty much forgotten who they are and where they come from. Since then all they wanna do is fuck, getting high, and watching the next blockbuster movie or listen to the latest “chart hit”. It’s just sad what we have become. Talking to Russians I always notice the difference – they know who they are.

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    • Replies: @Bill

    The biggest problem for Europe has been and still is that Enlightenment values have been sodomized continuously and increasingly since 1945 by American . . .
     
    Post-war American sodomy is so powerful, in fact, that it travels backwards in time to the Paris Commune and even to Robespierre and the Marquis de Sade!

    I don’t believe in religion as a solution to post-modernism as it has wonderful divide and conquer qualities, which can be well exploited by our valueless elites.
     
    Hey, tool: how come when you open your mouth, George Soros's voice comes out?
    , @jacques sheete
    This is one of the best comments I've ever read anywhere.

    Fabulous!

    I find it very interesting that similar sentiments were expressed nearly a century ago by a former president of China.

    This desire to possess what we do not own, to get wealth by hook or by crook, is not a sentiment likely to heal the ills of humanity, especially in the West, where the love of combat is already so deeply rooted.

    -Hsu Shih-Chang , as quoted by Georges Soulie de Morant, in The Present and Future of the World, The Living Age , July 23, 1921, pp. 193-199

    -Hsu Shih-Chang was a former President of China, and a scholar and writer of distinction among his own people.

    http://www.unz.org/Pub/LivingAge-1921jul23-00193

     


    American influence has destroyed European identity.
     
    It's also had a similar effect on a couple of East Asian countries that I'm familiar with and it really nauseates me. They've adopted US cultural trash and forgotten their own unique and valuable cultural heritages.
    , @Joe Levantine
    Great post and more so since it comes from a German.
    It is undeniable that Old Europe could exhibit supermen before it got Americanised. How long do we have to wait in order to see the next European giant who would stand on level ground with the likes of Beethoven, Back, Wagner, Schubert, Goethe, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Van Gogh, Renoir and et al.
    There is no denying that the two World Wars have set Europe on invetable decline under the domination of America. Now the most ambitious Europeans aspire to become the new Bill Gates or fancy becoming part of the jet set society.
    The rise of Europe from the edge of the cultural or moral abyss can not materialize before Europe is reconciled with Russia, a necessary but not sufficient condition. A moral revival away from the materialism and standardization of the European Union is a must. Otherwise, the sorry state of affairs led by mediocre European leaders who do not know any better than to kowtow to the American and the financial Western elite will be the modus operandi of Europe.
    , @Bleuteaux
    I couldn't disagree more on the enlightenment and religion. In fact, the reason we are where we are today is directly related to the enlightenment.

    However, I think you are exactly right when it comes to diagnosing America's problem. The country really doesn't have any kind of core identity, and probably never did. What do Americans value? Material possessions, owning as much shit as possible, owning more shit than the other guy. Power and status. Largess.

    In ways few realize, the issue of slavery kind of defined our society. The southern slave culture, with a few ultra wealthy barons, an uneducated slave work force, and masses of white people living on subsistence living, is exactly where our establishment wants to take us today.

    To the average American, history really was a blank slate before 1776. Whatever happened before doesn't matter. We arrived and came out on top economically, so we must be superior. We have larger cars, so we must be superior. We have XX aircraft carriers and the rest of the world has X, so we must be superior.

    I just get the feeling, perhaps imaginary, that the average tradition-minded European looks around himself and understands that he's the product of millennia of civilizational development. The average American Baby Boomer acts like the Big Bang took place the day Kennedy was killed.

  17. I agree wholeheartedly with this assessment of Putin but I would put in close proximity President Xi Jinping of China as top statesman. Putin remains in the spotlight (or under the gun) in America because of our demonic history with Russia since 1918. This is understandable because of our demonstrated lack of tolerance for any perceived top rivalry. Key word here is perceived. We have a century of near continual antagonism directed towards Russia.

    The next century, provided we last that long, will be devoted to raising China to first among enemies. China’s growth is staggering to consider and where it is headed is almost beyond imaging. The vision projected and realized under President Xi Jinping has not been seen on this planet since the ancient Silk Road linked Eurasia in the way China has done it again this century.

    US has spent so much effort in demonizing Russia that China has been slipping under the radar so far. When the powers that be awaken from the great bear frenzy all hell will break loose vs China.. By then, China with Russia and 99 other countries, will be doing nicely without us.

    http://robertmagill.wordpress.com

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  18. A relative weakness of the western democratic systems is the short election cycle which incentivizes politicians to think in terms of short term political gain and not the long-term best interest of their country

    That would probably be true even if there were any truly democratic systems in the West, but it’s pretty much a given when the rule is of criminal plutarchs.

    Why do so many “Westerners” seem to have a fetish for democratic systems of government? How can such a system possibly function to the benefit of the productive classes, especially in a polity larger than a tribe or city state at most, (if then)?

    Any historical examples of a true democracy that delivered the goods to the masses for any significant period of time? Any that didn’t degenerate into oppression and parasitism?

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  19. It looks like Mr. Buchanan is back in business. This great article reminds us of once dissident Buchanan declaring the truth without any deference to political correctness.
    This article gives Putin what Western presstitute media have always begrudged him.
    We dare hope that Mr. Putin will eventually be the catalyst that will unite and embolden the nationalists, the people of spirituality, the preserves of true cultural diversity and the anti imperialists into making a firm stand against the New World Order and all its miseries.

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  20. I award sainthood to both Donald and Gladimir on account that they have lessened a chance of a nuclear war breaking out by quite a bit.

    Yes, Vladimir had nerves of steel to take Crimea and help militarily Syria, but i suggest that he wouldn’t have been as brave [and as ?right] w.o. China and, say, at least 50% of world people and peoples sitting on his side.

    But American crimes, its evocation of perils, demonization, rage, etc., was also a factor in Putin’s will and resolve to disobey the two US master classes.

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  21. I’ve enjoyed watching Putin’s brinksmanship on the international stage since he took the reins of power in Russia. He has easily brushed aside the wests attempts to turn Russia and her former client states into another natural resource slave of the west.

    Slowly and methodically, Putin along with the Chinese have a long game strategy to provide an alternative to the debt peonage virus of the IMF and World Bank, the BRIC. The west is lulled into making headway against BRIC with the weak tea coups in Brazil and financial experimentation in India both of which will unravel in the near future world wide financial collapse.

    The wests strategy of sanctions to financially undermine Putin will only prove to hurt the wests European allies. The nationalistic demonstrations in Europe, intentionally not shown on western news media outlets, shows the west’s influence to be a weak as Europe gravitates towards her natural ally.

    Russia saved the European continent three times in human history: the mongrel horde, Napoleon, and the Nazis. Can mother Russia save the earth from globalism and the wests oligarchy capitalist despots?

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    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    Perhaps Moscow will be the Third Rome?
    , @RadicalCenter
    Might agree with you about the Mongol Horde and Napoleon, but the Nazis? Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot after they "liberated" eastern Europe from the Nazis might disagree. No reason to think that they would have been any worse off under the Nazis than they were under the Soviets. Two terrifying options for a conquered people.
  22. Ram says:

    We all love a strong leader who delivers on his promises. President Putin therefore has many admirers in the West. Our own “leaders” are vacillating spineless creatures who kowtow to foreign interests at the expense of those who voted them in, be it the US or the UK. Trump has been stopped in his tracks and he now appears to be a worse bet than Hillary Clinton would have been. Sad but true.

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  23. While the 20th century saw the world divided between a Communist East and a free and democratic West, new and different struggles define the 21st.

    Oh, for the sake of the Almighty! When will people quit mouthing such vapid, mindless canards as that?

    Free and democratic West? Since when? How can anyone be free with a centralized, kleptocratic bunch of inane, immoral fools running the show? This country has not been free at all since FDR, and the anti-freedom rot set in long before that. Just ask the Southerners and the anti-federalists.

    Aside from that gratingly stupid comment, this is a decent article.

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    • Agree: Beefcake the Mighty
    • Replies: @vinteuil
    You think it's "gratingly stupid" to believe that the USA was freer & more democratic in, say, 1950, than Stalin's USSR or Mao's China?
  24. wow says:

    European leaders flooding the West with Muslim filth ended any hopes of a New World Order. Now all that remains is shaking off the fleas and returning to natural and normal borders. In other words, Muslims in Muslim countries only. Europe for Europe. Canada and the US mostly white and mostly Christian.

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  25. mp says:

    So a handful of Pussy Riot womyn storm Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior shouting “Shit! Shit! The Lord’s shit!” Putin shuts them down, and according to the Anglo-American-Jewish mindset this is viewed as a violation of the girls’ rights. And a violation of some universal code of free speech. Hillary Clinton tweets about how brave the girls are, and works up plans to go to war with Russia. Next question?

    For my part I’m going to have a bumper sticker made for my car that says, “I’m Rootin’ for Putin.” Then, I’m going to go to the gun range with his picture and do some shootin’ with Putin.

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    • Agree: bluedog
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Just Imagine for a second what the Muslims would have done to those "pussies" if they would have dared to do anything like that in a Mosque. They would have been dead in two minutes. See the difference with what Putin has done?
  26. Rurik says:

    The Fiend

    Vladimir Putin is the statesman of the 21st century because he is the one person on the world’s stage willing (and somewhat able) to stand up to The Fiend.

    we all know who The Fiend is.

    it’s Rothschild and Zionism and America’s MIC

    it’s the unilateral force in the world that demands everyone bow their heads to the nation that runs a permanent torture camp in her neighbor’s back yard

    it’s the Orwellian, drooling rabid dog that destroys entire nations willy-nilly, while cackling and giggling at its leaders being savagely sodomized and brutally murdered by NATO facilitated tribal sub-humans

    everywhere you look you see what The Fiend has wrought. Nation after nation destroyed. Millions upon millions slaughtered, maimed or displaced. Torture, rape, “moderate” rebels slicing heads off, crucifying Christians and burning men alive on HD video.

    The CIA-run Opium fields in Afghanistan and a burgeoning plague of cheap heroin addiction / death

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/heroin-deaths-quadruple-across-us-n388006

    moral and spiritual rot, as the little girls of the West are programmed to follow the likes of Hannah Montana or “Lady” Gaga into an adulthood of brash, degenerate skankism.

    everywhere you look you see it’s feculent hand, turning everything it touches into misery, strife, death and despair.

    but then- it is after all- The Fiend

    so when Vladimir Putin was playing nice with it, and going along with its 9/11 charade of a ‘war on terror’, then Bush looked into his soul, and said ‘it is good’ (just as rotten as his)

    but then something happened..

    The war hag cackled over the horrific death of a man a thousand times the statesman that this singularly vicious gorgon could ever be. The best leader that Africa had been blessed with in generations. But The Fiend turned its Mordor’s eye upon doomed Libya, and reduced that nation into a stone-age, dystopian hell on earth- to mollify its insatiable malice- that can never really be sated, but whose appetite for power grows with every child’s death and every central bank it can enslave the planet with.

    So it’s sort of a case of Vladimir Putin ~ and every other person of good will on this planet – (that saw so many of The Fiend’s horrors in the last century)

    vs.

    John McCain, and his master:

    The Fiend

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    • Replies: @WorkingClass
    You got it right about the fiend Rurik. Imperial Washington is evil incarnate. Vladimir Putin is the leader of resistance against the evil empire.
    , @vinteuil
    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?
  27. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Donald MacKenzie
    A lot of what Pat says here reminds me of what I've read was said of A. Hitler in the 1930s, who is said to have been widely revered among his people, restored national pride, resolved financial hardship etc. Let us hope that Putin, Lavrov & Co. are smart enough to avoid being manoeuvred and goaded into actions that can be used as a pretext for starting another war by western powers, the consequences of which don't bear thinking about.

    Hitler was the Anglo-Saxon project. And Putin is the contrary to Anglo-Saxon Yeltsin project. This is a BIG difference!

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  28. Boris N says:

    So you have no idea that there are no visas and open borders with Muslim Central Asia and Transcaucasia? Europe at least have the Mediterranean Sea, Russia has nothing against Muslim invaders. You also have no idea what is going on in the country, what people say and discuss, and what is the official Kremlin ideology (hint: a worse Soviet version of multiculturalism).

    Years ago, he aligned himself with traditionalists, nationalists

    Putin’s “traditionalism” is like let Fatima wear hijab and give Ahmed more welfare. His “traditionalism” and “nationalism” are sham. A black-hundredist cries somewhere every time when a Western journalist calls Putin a Russian nationalist.

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  29. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @mp
    So a handful of Pussy Riot womyn storm Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior shouting “Shit! Shit! The Lord’s shit!” Putin shuts them down, and according to the Anglo-American-Jewish mindset this is viewed as a violation of the girls' rights. And a violation of some universal code of free speech. Hillary Clinton tweets about how brave the girls are, and works up plans to go to war with Russia. Next question?

    For my part I'm going to have a bumper sticker made for my car that says, "I'm Rootin' for Putin." Then, I'm going to go to the gun range with his picture and do some shootin' with Putin.

    Just Imagine for a second what the Muslims would have done to those “pussies” if they would have dared to do anything like that in a Mosque. They would have been dead in two minutes. See the difference with what Putin has done?

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    • Replies: @frankie p
    No, let's point to the true hypocrisy. Imagine what the GOVERNMENTS in Europe would do if those "pussies" went to a Holocaust Museum there and dared to question one of the pillars of the current Jewish religion, Holocaustianity (The other pillar is Israel, of course). Europe with its claims to freedom of speech doesn't really pass the smell test, and when people are NOT ALLOWED to have opinions of historical events that run counter to the sanitized historical "conclusions" (as if revisionism in historical review is unknown!), logic dictates that those conclusions are fabricated, incomplete, or inaccurate.

    Frankie P
  30. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @MEexpert
    The American people have been played for suckers once again. Trump won the election by tapping into the general frustration of the electorate. Once in the White House, he plunged right into the old swamp he promised to drain.

    By signing a few meaningless executive orders, he gave a false sense of satisfaction to the average American. He knew that his immigration orders will run into the liberal judges. He also knew that Obamacare wasn't going anywhere. There were differences in the Republican party for the replacement of Obamacare even before the election.

    The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin cares for his people. Trump on the other hand only talks about them. His heart lies with the Wall Street. He is a Wall Street insider. He used the America First slogan but every major action he has taken has been for Israel first. First and foremost he is a real estate man. When you deal with one you must have your hands on your pocket.

    Putin does things and others say that they are great. When Trump does things, he is the only one who brags about them being great. In reality, they are far from it. It appears that we have finally found a flaw in Putin. He is not a good judge of character. He thought Trump was better than Hillary, so he helped him get "elected" only to find out that he is another Hillary. How?

    Jewish advisors every where, Pentagon budget going up, all the wars of choice (Iraq, Syria, and Yemen) are escalating, more arms to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. More chaos in the Middle East for the benefit of Israel. More troops are being sent to these places. In Syria, we are on a collision course with Russia. Secretary of Defense wants to stay in Iraq for ever or until they take care of Iran. Every General wants war with Russia and Iran by accusing them of supporting the terrorists. First it was Iran and now Russia has been added to the list. Latest accusation is that Russia is supplying weapons to Talibans in Afghanistan. More sanctions on both Iran and Russia.

    Is there no end to this madness?

    The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin cares for his people.

    Keep in mind that Putin’s people are the Russian elite, not the Russian people.
    Doesn’t Trump care for the American elite too?

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    Keep in mind that Putin’s people are the Russian elite, not the Russian people.
     
    A staggeringly ignorant statement. There are facts out there in the world, and you can know them if you only try.
    , @MEexpert

    Keep in mind that Putin’s people are the Russian elite, not the Russian people.
     
    Every politician has to cater to elite because they contribute to their campaign. Putin cares about his people by keeping these elite under control and by punishing the thieves. He cleaned up the government corruption. His poll numbers are in the eighties. Don't go by what the Mainstream Media say about Putin.
    , @annamaria
    "...Putin’s people are the Russian elite..."
    You need to do some minor homework before making important statements:
    "Between 2000 and 2012 [before the illegal economic sanctions] Russia's energy exports fueled a rapid growth in living standards, with real disposable income rising by 160%. In dollar-denominated terms this amounted to a more than sevenfold increase in disposable incomes since 2000. In the same period, unemployment and poverty more than halved and Russians' self-assessed life satisfaction also rose significantly.
    In January 2016, the US company Bloomberg rated Russia's economy as the 12th most innovative in the world, up from 14th in January 2015... Russia has the world's 15th highest patent application rate, the 8th highest concentration of high-tech public companies, such as internet and aerospace and the third highest graduation rate of scientists and engineers." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Russia
  31. Bill says:
    @polistra
    Yes, but Trump isn't LEGALLY blocked by judges. Those judges have no legal or constitutional authority to block orders or change laws. They started doing it in 1803 and nobody ever had the guts to halt them. Their actions are still criminal, and a President with enough confidence and steadiness of purpose could disobey them and halt the long surrender.

    Unfortunately Trump doesn't have confidence or coherence. He's distracted by shiny things several times per minute. (Or he's a false flag. I still don't know for sure.)

    Yes, but Trump isn’t LEGALLY blocked by judges. Those judges have no legal or constitutional authority to block orders or change laws. They started doing it in 1803 and nobody ever had the guts to halt them.

    Are you trolling?

    If nothing happens to the judges and if the judges are obeyed, then Trump is, in fact, legally blocked by the judges.

    The fact that things work differently in the unicorns-and-carebears world inside your head is not relevant.

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    • Replies: @Jus' Sayin'...
    You need to become more familiar with American history and the Constitution.

    First look up the apocryphal quote, "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!". Note that when faced with a powerful and fearless President the Supreme Court trod very lightly indeed. Jackson ignored the Court's decision, Georgia went ahead doing what it planned to do, and Marshall kept his mouth shut. He perhaps feared Jackson challenging him to a duel.

    Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction. James Bulger actually did the former in Massachusetts when he was Senate President and the Chief Justice annoyed him. Bulger won that pissing contest handily.

    Consider that if the President and Congress had the moral courage they could easily and permanently eliminate Roe v Wade and all its sequelae. All they need do is pass a law denying any federal court any appellate review of any law involving abortion and then pass a second law ceding all legal control of abortion to the States. They could meet any judicial revolt with total de-funding of the appropriate courts. This would certainly cause a "Constitutional crisis" but if Congress and the President stood firm all the country's "dictators in black robes" would be faced with a fait accompli, despite how they might seeth and froth with rage.

  32. Rurik says:
    @Jason Liu
    Not all strongmen are good leaders, but all good leaders are strongmen.

    Thing is, Putin would not be able to survive or accomplish half of what he has in a western political system. Nor can any insurgent that rises in America or Europe. Just look at Trump flounder now, blocked by random judges left and right.

    The white westerner, feeling mighty superior with his free democratic system of checks and balances, crafted for himself a slow-motion deathtrap from which he cannot escape.

    The white westerner, feeling mighty superior with his free democratic system of checks and balances, crafted for himself a slow-motion deathtrap

    compared to what Russia and Eastern Europe just suffered though; 60+ years of commie slavery and genocide, then Rothschild imposed starvation under the “Russian” oligarchs, I’d say we’ve had it comparatively good

    Putin’s rise to power seems a rather unlikely if serendipitous happenstance.

    There was no way for the drunken Yeltsin to know what lurked under the cool façade of this unflappable KGB officer. Yeltsin probably thought he was anointing anther ambitious rat like himself. Putin took them all by surprise, and has risen to greatness in spite of all the efforts of the plutocrats of Russia and the West to keep Russians enslaved and drunk and perpetually looted.

    The irony is that he isn’t just the hope of Russia, but also a major hope for the West.

    In fact, it’s because of the hope he brings to the West, that the Fiend is so intent upon telling lies about him and saber rattling on his doorstep.

    but it was because of the institutions of the West, that Brexit was achieved, and that Trump was elected to power (as a repudiation of the Fiend and its Eternal WarⓊ- even if he turns out to be a ringer), and that Le Pen might give hope to Europe.

    It’s too early to write off the West completely

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    http://time.com/money/4641093/vladimir-putin-net-worth/
  33. Bill says:
    @The Scalpel
    Putin certainly seems to have the best interests of his nation at heart. This sets him apart from Western leaders who pander to their political base often at the expense of the best interests of their nation. As a result, Putin gains the admiration of his countrymen as well as the grudging respect of his political adversaries.

    A relative weakness of the western democratic systems is the short election cycle which incentivizes politicians to think in terms of short term political gain and not the long-term best interest of their country

    A relative weakness of the western democratic systems is the short election cycle which incentivizes politicians to think in terms of short term political gain and not the long-term best interest of their country

    People really enjoy repeating slogans. Since incumbents always win, there is plenty of long-term thinking in Washington. It just isn’t long-term thinking about the interest of the country or its inhabitants.

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    • Replies: @The Scalpel
    You might call my observation a slogan, but it is true nonetheless. Long term thinking is not long-term doing. Incumbents get reelected because the system is somewhat rigged. Anyway, the fact that incumbents often get reelected does not mean that there is long-term thinking or that whatever thinking is done is in the best interest of the country. I would say that incumbents get reelected by acting on a series of short term political gains because their reelection is not guaranteed.
  34. Boris N says:
    @Dan Hayes
    It is a "remarkable article" but also remarkable is the the fact that author Chris Caldwell is associated with the Weekly Standard!

    Note that a direct link to Caldwell's Imprimis article appears in the VDARE version of Pat's article.

    I hope both the authors were paid to write that (nothing wrong with making a buck). Because it would be worse if they really sincerely think what they write. A lot of ecstatic people in the comments as well.

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  35. Bill says:
    @john cronk
    "Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."


    Grow up, Pat. One doesn't have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.

    Nope. The pattern of atheists being narcissistic, amoral twits and the pattern of atheist societies invariably being murderous, dystopian hells is just a coincidence. Or two coincidences.

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    • Replies: @Zenarchy
    Compare countries with similar recent history, geography, ethnicity, and size:

    1. Slovenia and Croatia
    2. Czech republic and Slovakia
    3. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia

    In each case the country with more atheists (Slovenia, Czechia, Estonia) is also better developed, has less crime, less corruption, higher income etc etc etc

    White religions, you know the ones of white prophets, WERE somewhat beautiful, but these 3 evil Middle-Eastern death cults that prevailed over the faiths of the Scandinavians, the Slavs, or the Balts - not so much.
    , @Begemot
    When I look over the 2000 years of Christian civilization the catalog of wars, injustices, crimes, repressions, slavery etc. leads me to conclude that what good has existed in Christendom has been in spite of Christianity not because of it. Atheism doesn't necessarily lead to bad behavior just as Christianity doesn't necessarily lead to good behavior. The facts speak to that.
  36. Bill says:
    @Anon

    The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin cares for his people.
     
    Keep in mind that Putin's people are the Russian elite, not the Russian people.
    Doesn't Trump care for the American elite too?

    Keep in mind that Putin’s people are the Russian elite, not the Russian people.

    A staggeringly ignorant statement. There are facts out there in the world, and you can know them if you only try.

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  37. Bill says:
    @Serg Derbst
    Yes, he is! I am a German European and this paragraph was the most telling to me:

    "And in defying the Americans he speaks for those millions of Europeans who wish to restore their national identities and recapture their lost sovereignty from the supranational European Union. Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."

    However, since I am not religious, I prefer the European tradition of (radical) Enlightenment, mostly developed in France and Germanic countries. But when getting older I came to realize that decent Christians and even decent Muslims are way closer to Enlightenment than the post-modern idiots, one of whom I used to be when young. The biggest problem for Europe has been and still is that Enlightenment values have been sodomized continuously and increasingly since 1945 by American relativism, arbitrariness, mendacity, hypocrisy and - most of all - consumerism. American influence has destroyed European identity.

    In my opinion, America as a nation doesn't have real values or traditions. Only a very few Americans understand Enlightenment and those who do are usually well-educated and close or at least familiar with European history and traditions. This is not to say Americans are idiots. I don't think they are, I think the nation is just too young and hasn't matured yet to have its own standing values. And the American people have always been fucked, divided and conquered by their elites since the very beginning, right after revolution and independence. I think it's time for Europeans to realize the stark and deep differences between America and European nations and re-discover the rich history that we share from Lisbon to Vladivostok and from Reykjavik to Malta.

    I don't believe in religion as a solution to post-modernism as it has wonderful divide and conquer qualities, which can be well exploited by our valueless elites. Especially young Europeans should better educate themselves about French and German philosophers, about European history, and dive into the rich literature, music and arts. The main problem is that since the terrible 1960s people in the "West" have pretty much forgotten who they are and where they come from. Since then all they wanna do is fuck, getting high, and watching the next blockbuster movie or listen to the latest "chart hit". It's just sad what we have become. Talking to Russians I always notice the difference - they know who they are.

    The biggest problem for Europe has been and still is that Enlightenment values have been sodomized continuously and increasingly since 1945 by American . . .

    Post-war American sodomy is so powerful, in fact, that it travels backwards in time to the Paris Commune and even to Robespierre and the Marquis de Sade!

    I don’t believe in religion as a solution to post-modernism as it has wonderful divide and conquer qualities, which can be well exploited by our valueless elites.

    Hey, tool: how come when you open your mouth, George Soros’s voice comes out?

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    • Replies: @ussr andy

    Hey, tool: how come when you open your mouth, George Soros’s voice comes out?
     
    What did he say that was Sorosite?


    Are you one of those people who regard the Enlightenment and 1789/1848/1917 as a series of Jewish takeovers?

  38. Zenarchy says:

    supranational European Union. Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism.

    Putin stands for staying in power.
    His values are like the values of the Clintons: whatever can be used to consolidate power.
    Russia is still No.1 in the world in abortion rates. What has Putin done? The answer: nothing. “Christian roots” are irrelevant if they can make you less popular. On the other hand, the old KGB agent has often bowed to the power of the sickeningly corrupt R. O. church because too much opposition to the church would not prove favorable either. And Putin is the master of moral relativism – just look at his whole Kosovo vs Ossetia comparison.

    Russia is, even with Putin, still a secular state. If you think Putin is genuinely religious, you probably think Hillary Clinton is genuinely liberal. And hedonism is typically more dominant among Russians (in my experience) than among these pseudo-liberal W. European progressives, who feel guilty if a white male enjoys because he had literally enslaved 10.000 billion blacks (exaggeration is mine). Abortion rates confirm this.

    Agree with almost everything else.
    A more important fact I would add: Russia is the only country with massive natural resources where the population has high IQ and many other intellectual accomplishments. So I think Putin or someone else, animosity towards Russia will remain because Slav(e)s are not supposed to be equal to Anglos, Jews, or Germans. Not even close.

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  39. Zenarchy says:
    @Bill
    Nope. The pattern of atheists being narcissistic, amoral twits and the pattern of atheist societies invariably being murderous, dystopian hells is just a coincidence. Or two coincidences.

    Compare countries with similar recent history, geography, ethnicity, and size:

    1. Slovenia and Croatia
    2. Czech republic and Slovakia
    3. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia

    In each case the country with more atheists (Slovenia, Czechia, Estonia) is also better developed, has less crime, less corruption, higher income etc etc etc

    White religions, you know the ones of white prophets, WERE somewhat beautiful, but these 3 evil Middle-Eastern death cults that prevailed over the faiths of the Scandinavians, the Slavs, or the Balts – not so much.

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  40. Bravo Patrick.
    Rothschild’s and his gang placed Russian riches in their cross-hair.
    Putin said; now wait a minute!

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  41. @Jerry Pickard
    I've enjoyed watching Putin's brinksmanship on the international stage since he took the reins of power in Russia. He has easily brushed aside the wests attempts to turn Russia and her former client states into another natural resource slave of the west.

    Slowly and methodically, Putin along with the Chinese have a long game strategy to provide an alternative to the debt peonage virus of the IMF and World Bank, the BRIC. The west is lulled into making headway against BRIC with the weak tea coups in Brazil and financial experimentation in India both of which will unravel in the near future world wide financial collapse.

    The wests strategy of sanctions to financially undermine Putin will only prove to hurt the wests European allies. The nationalistic demonstrations in Europe, intentionally not shown on western news media outlets, shows the west's influence to be a weak as Europe gravitates towards her natural ally.

    Russia saved the European continent three times in human history: the mongrel horde, Napoleon, and the Nazis. Can mother Russia save the earth from globalism and the wests oligarchy capitalist despots?

    Perhaps Moscow will be the Third Rome?

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  42. @john cronk
    "Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."


    Grow up, Pat. One doesn't have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.

    Your reasoning is correct. But it does not apply to plebs. That is why you are a jerk.

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    • Replies: @Bill
    His reasoning is bunk. Well, actually it isn't bunk since there is no reasoning in his post. His claim is bunk.

    Plebs, at least in the US, are a lot less likely to be in favor of institutionalized murder of the helpless and inconvenient than are our wise overlords. The monstrosity of atheists is a consistent pattern.

  43. @Frankie P
    I have come to the conclusion that the western world, which utilized conflict to drive progress for so many years, has now been neutered by a modern world, a world in which access to information has become a level playing field, a world that favors societies that promote stability and order, a world in which China will become the greatest power, with firm control over a huge productive population that prefers to get down to work and make no waves, a population proud of its race and civilization.

    “a huge productive population that prefers to get down to work…”

    And this is what Trump says that terrifies the coalition of the Left. WORK!!!??? ME!?

    The image of a Nation rolling up its sleeves and working up a sweat is nightmarish for Liberals, Blacks and womyn. Liberals want to make a living on their iPads. Womyn want to sit around and “talk things out”, while blacks have no aspirations beyond a blunt, a b*tch and a bottle o’ booze.

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  44. Grendel says:
    @Jason Liu
    Not all strongmen are good leaders, but all good leaders are strongmen.

    Thing is, Putin would not be able to survive or accomplish half of what he has in a western political system. Nor can any insurgent that rises in America or Europe. Just look at Trump flounder now, blocked by random judges left and right.

    The white westerner, feeling mighty superior with his free democratic system of checks and balances, crafted for himself a slow-motion deathtrap from which he cannot escape.

    True enough, but those democratic systems of checks and balances are not a suicide pact, and eventually there will be a popular movement to abandon even the pretense of fidelity to that slow motion deathtrap. You could argue that such movements already exist in the West.

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  45. bjondo says:

    Putin and Nusrallah are the great, living leaders of our time.
    The sh*t leaders of our time would be every American president from Oreo synagogue negro to LBJ.
    Trump with some help can become a great leader. He has made a start.
    Trump needs to replace Pence with Buchanan.
    Pat understands DC, politics and is America First.
    President Trump, replace Pence this Saturday.

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    • Replies: @RobinG
    "President Trump, replace Pence this Saturday."

    Much as I'd like to be rid of Pence, I don't think this is possible. He was elected, and without some overriding legal basis (V.P. Spiro Agnew resigned as part of a plea deal after he was charged with accepting bribes), we're stuck with Pence for the duration of his term.

    But on this, "Putin and Nusrallah are the great, living leaders of our time," I agree.
  46. @MEexpert
    The American people have been played for suckers once again. Trump won the election by tapping into the general frustration of the electorate. Once in the White House, he plunged right into the old swamp he promised to drain.

    By signing a few meaningless executive orders, he gave a false sense of satisfaction to the average American. He knew that his immigration orders will run into the liberal judges. He also knew that Obamacare wasn't going anywhere. There were differences in the Republican party for the replacement of Obamacare even before the election.

    The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin cares for his people. Trump on the other hand only talks about them. His heart lies with the Wall Street. He is a Wall Street insider. He used the America First slogan but every major action he has taken has been for Israel first. First and foremost he is a real estate man. When you deal with one you must have your hands on your pocket.

    Putin does things and others say that they are great. When Trump does things, he is the only one who brags about them being great. In reality, they are far from it. It appears that we have finally found a flaw in Putin. He is not a good judge of character. He thought Trump was better than Hillary, so he helped him get "elected" only to find out that he is another Hillary. How?

    Jewish advisors every where, Pentagon budget going up, all the wars of choice (Iraq, Syria, and Yemen) are escalating, more arms to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. More chaos in the Middle East for the benefit of Israel. More troops are being sent to these places. In Syria, we are on a collision course with Russia. Secretary of Defense wants to stay in Iraq for ever or until they take care of Iran. Every General wants war with Russia and Iran by accusing them of supporting the terrorists. First it was Iran and now Russia has been added to the list. Latest accusation is that Russia is supplying weapons to Talibans in Afghanistan. More sanctions on both Iran and Russia.

    Is there no end to this madness?

    With all due respect you are incorrect. You do not see the big picture. Globalist tried to rule the world through Communist system. The center of the Globalist power was in Russia. It did not work. Afghanistan Mujahadeen put an end to it. Now Globalists try to rule the world through Capitalistic system. The center of the Globalist power is in the US.
    Trump has an extremely difficult task. He is facing, in my opinion almost insurmountable obstacle.

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    • Replies: @Sergey Krieger
    I think globalism overall is logical outcome of humanity development but is it good or bad globalism depends upon in whose interests it is being promoted. Current form of globalism is in interests of tiny minority and results are obvious as conditions have been worsening for majority.
    Globalism that is in the interests of majority is a positive thing. Otherwise, how come we can solve any , any global issues when everybody is only following own interests. we are going to tear each other apart. Current anti globalism push back is a right move to destroy global elites who put us on the road to self destruction and slavery.
    USSR imho tried sort of globalism but not on same scale as it was promoted by USA.
    Overall, we are hitting resources limits as population is growing and consumerism ideology pushes people to vie for more and more.
    Without major shift from capitalism to more advanced and communal socio economic mode I am afraid our future looks bleak.
    , @NoseytheDuke
    Did you never feel that Soviet communism was always a western banksters funded project as part of the Rothschild's esoteric agenda?
    , @MEexpert

    Trump has an extremely difficult task. He is facing, in my opinion almost insurmountable obstacle.
     
    This is how the mettle of a leader is tested. Every President has a tough job. How he handles it makes a great President. Trump should have known what he was going to face in Washington. So far he has mishandled almost everything he has tried to do. His advisors don't seem to have any clue either.

    For a self-proclaimed "deal maker" he hasn't shown any expertise yet. It was expected that he will face opposition from the Democrats but now he is facing opposition from the Republicans as well. He has not accomplished anything that he promised to do. I realize that it has only been 60 days but there doesn't seem to be any cohesive effort coming out of this White House.
  47. @Bill

    Yes, but Trump isn’t LEGALLY blocked by judges. Those judges have no legal or constitutional authority to block orders or change laws. They started doing it in 1803 and nobody ever had the guts to halt them.
     
    Are you trolling?

    If nothing happens to the judges and if the judges are obeyed, then Trump is, in fact, legally blocked by the judges.

    The fact that things work differently in the unicorns-and-carebears world inside your head is not relevant.

    You need to become more familiar with American history and the Constitution.

    First look up the apocryphal quote, “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”. Note that when faced with a powerful and fearless President the Supreme Court trod very lightly indeed. Jackson ignored the Court’s decision, Georgia went ahead doing what it planned to do, and Marshall kept his mouth shut. He perhaps feared Jackson challenging him to a duel.

    Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction. James Bulger actually did the former in Massachusetts when he was Senate President and the Chief Justice annoyed him. Bulger won that pissing contest handily.

    Consider that if the President and Congress had the moral courage they could easily and permanently eliminate Roe v Wade and all its sequelae. All they need do is pass a law denying any federal court any appellate review of any law involving abortion and then pass a second law ceding all legal control of abortion to the States. They could meet any judicial revolt with total de-funding of the appropriate courts. This would certainly cause a “Constitutional crisis” but if Congress and the President stood firm all the country’s “dictators in black robes” would be faced with a fait accompli, despite how they might seeth and froth with rage.

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    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    You're quite right, although judges and justices salaries cannot be reduced while in office. (They could, however, be required to write their opinions with a number 2 pencil on a yellow legal pad and use both sides.) It's all a matter of political will.
    , @Bill

    Consider that if the President and Congress had the moral courage they could easily . . .
     
    Is that a unicorn or a carebear? It went by too fast for me to tell.
    , @Corvinus
    "First look up the apocryphal quote, “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”. Note that when faced with a powerful and fearless President the Supreme Court trod very lightly indeed."

    Jackson as chief executive is to enforce the laws and Supreme Court decisions. He unconstitutionally ignored Marshall's decision and undermined the system of checks and balances. That is not leadership, that is subverting the rule of law.

    "Jackson ignored the Court’s decision, Georgia went ahead doing what it planned to do, and Marshall kept his mouth shut. He perhaps feared Jackson challenging him to a duel."

    Right, which was to remove by force several thousand natives from their ancestral lands. And Marshall assuredly didn't keep his mouth shut. When South Carolina declared that it had the power to nullify federal laws with which it disagreed, Jackson embraced Marshall's vision of judicial authority, issuing a proclamation of the Supreme Court's ultimate power to decide constitutional questions and emphasizing that its decisions had to be obeyed. When Marshall died three years later, Jackson hailed him as a national hero.

    "Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction."

    If it were that "easy", then several presidents and Congress would have taken that route.

    "Consider that if the President and Congress had the moral courage they could easily and permanently eliminate Roe v Wade and all its sequelae."

    You live in a fantasy land. It's not about "moral courage", but its about adhering to the will of the people and protecting the Constitution.
  48. @Rurik
    The Fiend

    Vladimir Putin is the statesman of the 21st century because he is the one person on the world's stage willing (and somewhat able) to stand up to The Fiend.

    we all know who The Fiend is.

    it's Rothschild and Zionism and America's MIC

    it's the unilateral force in the world that demands everyone bow their heads to the nation that runs a permanent torture camp in her neighbor's back yard

    it's the Orwellian, drooling rabid dog that destroys entire nations willy-nilly, while cackling and giggling at its leaders being savagely sodomized and brutally murdered by NATO facilitated tribal sub-humans

    everywhere you look you see what The Fiend has wrought. Nation after nation destroyed. Millions upon millions slaughtered, maimed or displaced. Torture, rape, "moderate" rebels slicing heads off, crucifying Christians and burning men alive on HD video.

    The CIA-run Opium fields in Afghanistan and a burgeoning plague of cheap heroin addiction / death

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/heroin-deaths-quadruple-across-us-n388006

    moral and spiritual rot, as the little girls of the West are programmed to follow the likes of Hannah Montana or "Lady" Gaga into an adulthood of brash, degenerate skankism.

    everywhere you look you see it's feculent hand, turning everything it touches into misery, strife, death and despair.

    but then- it is after all- The Fiend

    so when Vladimir Putin was playing nice with it, and going along with its 9/11 charade of a 'war on terror', then Bush looked into his soul, and said 'it is good' (just as rotten as his)

    but then something happened..

    The war hag cackled over the horrific death of a man a thousand times the statesman that this singularly vicious gorgon could ever be. The best leader that Africa had been blessed with in generations. But The Fiend turned its Mordor's eye upon doomed Libya, and reduced that nation into a stone-age, dystopian hell on earth- to mollify its insatiable malice- that can never really be sated, but whose appetite for power grows with every child's death and every central bank it can enslave the planet with.

    So it's sort of a case of Vladimir Putin ~ and every other person of good will on this planet - (that saw so many of The Fiend's horrors in the last century)

    vs.

    John McCain, and his master:

    The Fiend

    You got it right about the fiend Rurik. Imperial Washington is evil incarnate. Vladimir Putin is the leader of resistance against the evil empire.

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  49. Begemot says:
    @Bill
    Nope. The pattern of atheists being narcissistic, amoral twits and the pattern of atheist societies invariably being murderous, dystopian hells is just a coincidence. Or two coincidences.

    When I look over the 2000 years of Christian civilization the catalog of wars, injustices, crimes, repressions, slavery etc. leads me to conclude that what good has existed in Christendom has been in spite of Christianity not because of it. Atheism doesn’t necessarily lead to bad behavior just as Christianity doesn’t necessarily lead to good behavior. The facts speak to that.

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    When I look over the 2000 years of Christian civilization
     
    Since Christ, the world has been filled with wolves in sheep's clothing.

    He warns us:

    Broad is the path to destruction and narrow is the gate to eternal life; few will find it.


    You are kidding yourself if you think we have been living in a "Christian" civilization.

    That will only take place at the second coming- when Christ returns with His Saints to clean up Lucifer's decadent NWO.
    , @Bill Jones
    Please give me an example of "Christian Civilization" in Western Europe.
    In the
    500's
    600's
    700's
    800's
    900'etc. etc
    , @Thirdeye
    Western liberalism is in an abstract way an outgrowth of Christianity, which was in turn an outgrowth of Greek humanism as adapted by Judaic scholars.
  50. @Serg Derbst
    Yes, he is! I am a German European and this paragraph was the most telling to me:

    "And in defying the Americans he speaks for those millions of Europeans who wish to restore their national identities and recapture their lost sovereignty from the supranational European Union. Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."

    However, since I am not religious, I prefer the European tradition of (radical) Enlightenment, mostly developed in France and Germanic countries. But when getting older I came to realize that decent Christians and even decent Muslims are way closer to Enlightenment than the post-modern idiots, one of whom I used to be when young. The biggest problem for Europe has been and still is that Enlightenment values have been sodomized continuously and increasingly since 1945 by American relativism, arbitrariness, mendacity, hypocrisy and - most of all - consumerism. American influence has destroyed European identity.

    In my opinion, America as a nation doesn't have real values or traditions. Only a very few Americans understand Enlightenment and those who do are usually well-educated and close or at least familiar with European history and traditions. This is not to say Americans are idiots. I don't think they are, I think the nation is just too young and hasn't matured yet to have its own standing values. And the American people have always been fucked, divided and conquered by their elites since the very beginning, right after revolution and independence. I think it's time for Europeans to realize the stark and deep differences between America and European nations and re-discover the rich history that we share from Lisbon to Vladivostok and from Reykjavik to Malta.

    I don't believe in religion as a solution to post-modernism as it has wonderful divide and conquer qualities, which can be well exploited by our valueless elites. Especially young Europeans should better educate themselves about French and German philosophers, about European history, and dive into the rich literature, music and arts. The main problem is that since the terrible 1960s people in the "West" have pretty much forgotten who they are and where they come from. Since then all they wanna do is fuck, getting high, and watching the next blockbuster movie or listen to the latest "chart hit". It's just sad what we have become. Talking to Russians I always notice the difference - they know who they are.

    This is one of the best comments I’ve ever read anywhere.

    Fabulous!

    I find it very interesting that similar sentiments were expressed nearly a century ago by a former president of China.

    This desire to possess what we do not own, to get wealth by hook or by crook, is not a sentiment likely to heal the ills of humanity, especially in the West, where the love of combat is already so deeply rooted.

    -Hsu Shih-Chang , as quoted by Georges Soulie de Morant, in The Present and Future of the World, The Living Age , July 23, 1921, pp. 193-199

    -Hsu Shih-Chang was a former President of China, and a scholar and writer of distinction among his own people.

    http://www.unz.org/Pub/LivingAge-1921jul23-00193

    American influence has destroyed European identity.

    It’s also had a similar effect on a couple of East Asian countries that I’m familiar with and it really nauseates me. They’ve adopted US cultural trash and forgotten their own unique and valuable cultural heritages.

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    • Replies: @vinteuil
    The "desire to possess what we do not own, to get wealth by hook or by crook," & "the love of combat" are, of course, exclusive to the USA, and quite unknown in China.

    jacques sheete, you talk jack shit.
  51. Paddy still doesn’t get it
    “The U.S. establishment loathes Putin because, they say, he is an aggressor, a tyrant, a “killer.” He invaded and occupies Ukraine. His old KGB comrades assassinate journalists, defectors and dissidents.”

    He tacitly accepts this crap.
    The honest, none-statist response would be : For which they offer no evidence let alone proof.

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  52. Sean says:
    @Donald MacKenzie
    A lot of what Pat says here reminds me of what I've read was said of A. Hitler in the 1930s, who is said to have been widely revered among his people, restored national pride, resolved financial hardship etc. Let us hope that Putin, Lavrov & Co. are smart enough to avoid being manoeuvred and goaded into actions that can be used as a pretext for starting another war by western powers, the consequences of which don't bear thinking about.

    Bad for us though it was, Hitler was good at what he did, that is all you can say when talking about a foreign leader on his objective merits. It is no guide as to whether he is friend or foe.

    If the US wanted a war with Russia it could have one in a minute(ways would be found ) but it is true that Russia’s gain is the West’s reverses.: international politics is a zero sum game and Putin cannot succeed without cutting in on US power.

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  53. @john cronk
    "Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."


    Grow up, Pat. One doesn't have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.

    Grow up, Pat. One doesn’t have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.

    The uniqueness of the American experiment is predicated on the notion that it’s founding credo- Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are innate rights not bequeathed by a collection of men [government], but from Almighty God.

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    • Replies: @Veritatis
    Very good! I do believe Buchanan's articles get the best philosopher-commenters. And with this article in particular, as somebody mentioned, Buchanan's back in business. In the previous couple or so, there was a bit of "disorientation", perhaps like the Trump Admin itself. Rurik in fine fighting form, but where is Randal?

    The ancient Greeks (who said all philosophy is just a footnote to Plato?)distinguished six possible types of government, 3 good, 3 bad:
    King, meaning a good ruler, vs. tyrant, meaning the opposite.
    Aristocracy, meaning good rule by a few, vs. oligarchy, meaning bad rule by a few.
    Polity, meaning good rule by responsible citizens, vs. Democracy, meaning bad rule by a mob.

    Democracy was held inherently unstable, eventually to be replaced by an oligarchy or one man rule. Putin, in this context, is definitely kingly.

    Reading world leaders is a chancy thing, there's the risk of either foolishly projecting our hopes or falling into cynicism and saying they're all a sham. Still, there's truth in saying Putin represents a faction at war with the "other": he stands in the light, his enemies are not so clearly visible. He has not had western allies up to now, I'm waiting with bated breath to see him meet Trump. The logical careful thinker, the intuitive-most-powerful-man-in-the-world.

    Nobody seems to mention the biggest miracle of the 20th century. Against the received wisdom that "a great power does not die in bed", the Soviet Union, a nuclear empire, collapsed without major bloodshed. John-Paul II and Reagan. A thinker and an intuitive. One can only hope.
  54. @Jus' Sayin'...
    You need to become more familiar with American history and the Constitution.

    First look up the apocryphal quote, "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!". Note that when faced with a powerful and fearless President the Supreme Court trod very lightly indeed. Jackson ignored the Court's decision, Georgia went ahead doing what it planned to do, and Marshall kept his mouth shut. He perhaps feared Jackson challenging him to a duel.

    Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction. James Bulger actually did the former in Massachusetts when he was Senate President and the Chief Justice annoyed him. Bulger won that pissing contest handily.

    Consider that if the President and Congress had the moral courage they could easily and permanently eliminate Roe v Wade and all its sequelae. All they need do is pass a law denying any federal court any appellate review of any law involving abortion and then pass a second law ceding all legal control of abortion to the States. They could meet any judicial revolt with total de-funding of the appropriate courts. This would certainly cause a "Constitutional crisis" but if Congress and the President stood firm all the country's "dictators in black robes" would be faced with a fait accompli, despite how they might seeth and froth with rage.

    You’re quite right, although judges and justices salaries cannot be reduced while in office. (They could, however, be required to write their opinions with a number 2 pencil on a yellow legal pad and use both sides.) It’s all a matter of political will.

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  55. @Serg Derbst
    Yes, he is! I am a German European and this paragraph was the most telling to me:

    "And in defying the Americans he speaks for those millions of Europeans who wish to restore their national identities and recapture their lost sovereignty from the supranational European Union. Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."

    However, since I am not religious, I prefer the European tradition of (radical) Enlightenment, mostly developed in France and Germanic countries. But when getting older I came to realize that decent Christians and even decent Muslims are way closer to Enlightenment than the post-modern idiots, one of whom I used to be when young. The biggest problem for Europe has been and still is that Enlightenment values have been sodomized continuously and increasingly since 1945 by American relativism, arbitrariness, mendacity, hypocrisy and - most of all - consumerism. American influence has destroyed European identity.

    In my opinion, America as a nation doesn't have real values or traditions. Only a very few Americans understand Enlightenment and those who do are usually well-educated and close or at least familiar with European history and traditions. This is not to say Americans are idiots. I don't think they are, I think the nation is just too young and hasn't matured yet to have its own standing values. And the American people have always been fucked, divided and conquered by their elites since the very beginning, right after revolution and independence. I think it's time for Europeans to realize the stark and deep differences between America and European nations and re-discover the rich history that we share from Lisbon to Vladivostok and from Reykjavik to Malta.

    I don't believe in religion as a solution to post-modernism as it has wonderful divide and conquer qualities, which can be well exploited by our valueless elites. Especially young Europeans should better educate themselves about French and German philosophers, about European history, and dive into the rich literature, music and arts. The main problem is that since the terrible 1960s people in the "West" have pretty much forgotten who they are and where they come from. Since then all they wanna do is fuck, getting high, and watching the next blockbuster movie or listen to the latest "chart hit". It's just sad what we have become. Talking to Russians I always notice the difference - they know who they are.

    Great post and more so since it comes from a German.
    It is undeniable that Old Europe could exhibit supermen before it got Americanised. How long do we have to wait in order to see the next European giant who would stand on level ground with the likes of Beethoven, Back, Wagner, Schubert, Goethe, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Van Gogh, Renoir and et al.
    There is no denying that the two World Wars have set Europe on invetable decline under the domination of America. Now the most ambitious Europeans aspire to become the new Bill Gates or fancy becoming part of the jet set society.
    The rise of Europe from the edge of the cultural or moral abyss can not materialize before Europe is reconciled with Russia, a necessary but not sufficient condition. A moral revival away from the materialism and standardization of the European Union is a must. Otherwise, the sorry state of affairs led by mediocre European leaders who do not know any better than to kowtow to the American and the financial Western elite will be the modus operandi of Europe.

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  56. vinteuil says:
    @jacques sheete

    While the 20th century saw the world divided between a Communist East and a free and democratic West, new and different struggles define the 21st.
     
    Oh, for the sake of the Almighty! When will people quit mouthing such vapid, mindless canards as that?

    Free and democratic West? Since when? How can anyone be free with a centralized, kleptocratic bunch of inane, immoral fools running the show? This country has not been free at all since FDR, and the anti-freedom rot set in long before that. Just ask the Southerners and the anti-federalists.

    Aside from that gratingly stupid comment, this is a decent article.

    You think it’s “gratingly stupid” to believe that the USA was freer & more democratic in, say, 1950, than Stalin’s USSR or Mao’s China?

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    Very slick, but the question you ask is not relevant to the statement you responded to. I cry foul!

    Remember the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago? Kent State? Have you heard of Waco? Ruby Ridge?

    Ever watched the TV show Cops?

    No man is more enslaved than he who falsely believes himself to be free. Goethe.

  57. Bill says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...
    You need to become more familiar with American history and the Constitution.

    First look up the apocryphal quote, "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!". Note that when faced with a powerful and fearless President the Supreme Court trod very lightly indeed. Jackson ignored the Court's decision, Georgia went ahead doing what it planned to do, and Marshall kept his mouth shut. He perhaps feared Jackson challenging him to a duel.

    Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction. James Bulger actually did the former in Massachusetts when he was Senate President and the Chief Justice annoyed him. Bulger won that pissing contest handily.

    Consider that if the President and Congress had the moral courage they could easily and permanently eliminate Roe v Wade and all its sequelae. All they need do is pass a law denying any federal court any appellate review of any law involving abortion and then pass a second law ceding all legal control of abortion to the States. They could meet any judicial revolt with total de-funding of the appropriate courts. This would certainly cause a "Constitutional crisis" but if Congress and the President stood firm all the country's "dictators in black robes" would be faced with a fait accompli, despite how they might seeth and froth with rage.

    Consider that if the President and Congress had the moral courage they could easily . . .

    Is that a unicorn or a carebear? It went by too fast for me to tell.

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  58. Bill says:
    @Zenarchy
    Compare countries with similar recent history, geography, ethnicity, and size:

    1. Slovenia and Croatia
    2. Czech republic and Slovakia
    3. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia

    In each case the country with more atheists (Slovenia, Czechia, Estonia) is also better developed, has less crime, less corruption, higher income etc etc etc

    White religions, you know the ones of white prophets, WERE somewhat beautiful, but these 3 evil Middle-Eastern death cults that prevailed over the faiths of the Scandinavians, the Slavs, or the Balts - not so much.

    Dem cherries is sho’ tasty!

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  59. chris says:
    @john cronk
    "Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."


    Grow up, Pat. One doesn't have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.

    “Grow up, Pat. One doesn’t have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.”

    I remember when I taught my first philosophy class at community college.

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  60. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Rurik

    The white westerner, feeling mighty superior with his free democratic system of checks and balances, crafted for himself a slow-motion deathtrap
     
    compared to what Russia and Eastern Europe just suffered though; 60+ years of commie slavery and genocide, then Rothschild imposed starvation under the "Russian" oligarchs, I'd say we've had it comparatively good

    Putin's rise to power seems a rather unlikely if serendipitous happenstance.

    There was no way for the drunken Yeltsin to know what lurked under the cool façade of this unflappable KGB officer. Yeltsin probably thought he was anointing anther ambitious rat like himself. Putin took them all by surprise, and has risen to greatness in spite of all the efforts of the plutocrats of Russia and the West to keep Russians enslaved and drunk and perpetually looted.

    The irony is that he isn't just the hope of Russia, but also a major hope for the West.

    In fact, it's because of the hope he brings to the West, that the Fiend is so intent upon telling lies about him and saber rattling on his doorstep.

    but it was because of the institutions of the West, that Brexit was achieved, and that Trump was elected to power (as a repudiation of the Fiend and its Eternal WarⓊ- even if he turns out to be a ringer), and that Le Pen might give hope to Europe.

    It's too early to write off the West completely
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    • Replies: @vinteuil
    My, what a lot of evidence they produce.
    , @Rurik
    Time ?

    really?

    why not just link to NPR or CNN or better yet, Weekly Standard or National Review!
  61. Bill says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova
    Your reasoning is correct. But it does not apply to plebs. That is why you are a jerk.

    His reasoning is bunk. Well, actually it isn’t bunk since there is no reasoning in his post. His claim is bunk.

    Plebs, at least in the US, are a lot less likely to be in favor of institutionalized murder of the helpless and inconvenient than are our wise overlords. The monstrosity of atheists is a consistent pattern.

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  62. RobinG says:
    @bjondo
    Putin and Nusrallah are the great, living leaders of our time.
    The sh*t leaders of our time would be every American president from Oreo synagogue negro to LBJ.
    Trump with some help can become a great leader. He has made a start.
    Trump needs to replace Pence with Buchanan.
    Pat understands DC, politics and is America First.
    President Trump, replace Pence this Saturday.

    “President Trump, replace Pence this Saturday.”

    Much as I’d like to be rid of Pence, I don’t think this is possible. He was elected, and without some overriding legal basis (V.P. Spiro Agnew resigned as part of a plea deal after he was charged with accepting bribes), we’re stuck with Pence for the duration of his term.

    But on this, “Putin and Nusrallah are the great, living leaders of our time,” I agree.

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    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    I don't think there's any constitutional impediment to Trump canning Pence as VP.

    But -- and I had forgotten this -- the 25th Amendment requires that a majority of both houses of Congress vote to confirm the President's pick for new VP. Uggh.
  63. vinteuil says:
    @Boris N
    So you have no idea that there are no visas and open borders with Muslim Central Asia and Transcaucasia? Europe at least have the Mediterranean Sea, Russia has nothing against Muslim invaders. You also have no idea what is going on in the country, what people say and discuss, and what is the official Kremlin ideology (hint: a worse Soviet version of multiculturalism).

    Years ago, he aligned himself with traditionalists, nationalists
     
    Putin's "traditionalism" is like let Fatima wear hijab and give Ahmed more welfare. His "traditionalism" and "nationalism" are sham. A black-hundredist cries somewhere every time when a Western journalist calls Putin a Russian nationalist.

    What’s a “black-hundredist?”

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  64. vinteuil says:
    @Rurik
    The Fiend

    Vladimir Putin is the statesman of the 21st century because he is the one person on the world's stage willing (and somewhat able) to stand up to The Fiend.

    we all know who The Fiend is.

    it's Rothschild and Zionism and America's MIC

    it's the unilateral force in the world that demands everyone bow their heads to the nation that runs a permanent torture camp in her neighbor's back yard

    it's the Orwellian, drooling rabid dog that destroys entire nations willy-nilly, while cackling and giggling at its leaders being savagely sodomized and brutally murdered by NATO facilitated tribal sub-humans

    everywhere you look you see what The Fiend has wrought. Nation after nation destroyed. Millions upon millions slaughtered, maimed or displaced. Torture, rape, "moderate" rebels slicing heads off, crucifying Christians and burning men alive on HD video.

    The CIA-run Opium fields in Afghanistan and a burgeoning plague of cheap heroin addiction / death

    http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/heroin-deaths-quadruple-across-us-n388006

    moral and spiritual rot, as the little girls of the West are programmed to follow the likes of Hannah Montana or "Lady" Gaga into an adulthood of brash, degenerate skankism.

    everywhere you look you see it's feculent hand, turning everything it touches into misery, strife, death and despair.

    but then- it is after all- The Fiend

    so when Vladimir Putin was playing nice with it, and going along with its 9/11 charade of a 'war on terror', then Bush looked into his soul, and said 'it is good' (just as rotten as his)

    but then something happened..

    The war hag cackled over the horrific death of a man a thousand times the statesman that this singularly vicious gorgon could ever be. The best leader that Africa had been blessed with in generations. But The Fiend turned its Mordor's eye upon doomed Libya, and reduced that nation into a stone-age, dystopian hell on earth- to mollify its insatiable malice- that can never really be sated, but whose appetite for power grows with every child's death and every central bank it can enslave the planet with.

    So it's sort of a case of Vladimir Putin ~ and every other person of good will on this planet - (that saw so many of The Fiend's horrors in the last century)

    vs.

    John McCain, and his master:

    The Fiend

    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?

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    • Replies: @mp
    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?

    They get along so well? Especially after Putin told Netanyahu to put a sock on his 2500 year old grudge with Iran. They both were yucking it up like old pals. Right?
    , @Rurik

    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?
     
    reminds me of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

    there is a very thinly veiled but carefully choreographed ballet that these two leaders of the respective sides of the global conflict today are engaged in. They both assiduously pretend that they're both 'partners' and allies, when in fact they both represent the forces that are at war with each other.

    Bibi represents the Fiend; War and the destruction of any and all nations that are potentially inconvenient to Israel's hegemony in the region and beyond.

    Syria is the current prize in the Fiend's reign of global terror and Eternal War. Israel considers it an imperative that Syria come apart at the seams, so that it can lay claim to the Golan Heights, and also to cut off Iran from Hezbollah in Lebanon. Putin considers it an imperative that Syria remain intact, and is taking steps to ensue that it does. America / NATO are acting as they always do, as Israel's rabid dog, and Zionism's big stupid golem smashing world Jewry's opposition.

    It is as it ever was.

    So as these two dance around each other, pretending to be allies even as they're directly at war with each other, I consider it amusing to watch the spectacle. Knowing how these two are engaged in a struggle for the soul of the 21st century, and how it's all being performed as a convoluted pantomime of sorts with proxies everywhere, never actually confronting the obvious.

    But if we remember, the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact didn't last, and soon the main antagonists of WWII (Jewish global Bolshevism vs. Germany/Christendom) were directly at each other's throat.

    https://wearechange.org/israel-trying-drive-wedge-russia-iran-syria/

    , @frankie p
    You seem to have swallowed the Obama kool-aid that results in political leaders believing that they should halt all efforts at diplomacy with those who they consider enemies, competitors, or anything but allies. When did this unhealthy and dangerous mindset begin to show its ugly head in international affairs? The thing that scared Putin the most about the mad dog that he faced in the US under Obama was the apparent refusal to even discuss issues that had the potential to snowball into global nuclear war. His fears were rational and justified. Even during the lowest points in the Cold War, the US and USSR carried out diplomacy and agreed to disagree. Putin meets Netanyahu, yes, the best current representative of Rurik's fiend, and you think there must be a conspiracy. I am more inclined to believe that Putin tells Netanyahu what will be tolerated, especially in Syria, and gives him face by not making it public. That's how real diplomacy is carried out. He explores areas where Israel and Russia may have common ground, few in my opinion; he keeps up a friendly exterior while filtering everything Netanyahu says through the skepticism of one who is well versed in both the past record of lying and mischief of the Israelis as well as their current objectives. He makes his decisions based on sound conclusions.
  65. @Ilyana_Rozumova
    With all due respect you are incorrect. You do not see the big picture. Globalist tried to rule the world through Communist system. The center of the Globalist power was in Russia. It did not work. Afghanistan Mujahadeen put an end to it. Now Globalists try to rule the world through Capitalistic system. The center of the Globalist power is in the US.
    Trump has an extremely difficult task. He is facing, in my opinion almost insurmountable obstacle.

    I think globalism overall is logical outcome of humanity development but is it good or bad globalism depends upon in whose interests it is being promoted. Current form of globalism is in interests of tiny minority and results are obvious as conditions have been worsening for majority.
    Globalism that is in the interests of majority is a positive thing. Otherwise, how come we can solve any , any global issues when everybody is only following own interests. we are going to tear each other apart. Current anti globalism push back is a right move to destroy global elites who put us on the road to self destruction and slavery.
    USSR imho tried sort of globalism but not on same scale as it was promoted by USA.
    Overall, we are hitting resources limits as population is growing and consumerism ideology pushes people to vie for more and more.
    Without major shift from capitalism to more advanced and communal socio economic mode I am afraid our future looks bleak.

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  66. Putin is definitely the One in the moment. I might disagree with some his economic policies but he is absolutely a statesman.
    What worries me however is that while he blamed Lenin for putting a mine under Soviet/ Russian statehood with that whole national republics idea, which was obviously ideologically motivated on Lenin’s part, Putin himself imho is setting another long term mine under Russian state and he is also ideologically motivated, his ideology being liberal capitalism.
    Firstly he has not dealt with massive theft of national property of 90′s and it is a major issue in the country where everything was built and developed by sweat and blood of million Soviet citizens Now few have it all. They have the pie and eat it, while the rest enjoy crumbs from their table.
    Unless this issue resolved and in the most expeditionary manner Russia will be set up for another revolution in the future. The question is only when, not if.
    Secondly, what after Putin? While he is capable man the whole system again depends just on one man which always eventually ends badly.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete

    They have the pie and eat it, while the rest enjoy crumbs from their table.
     
    That pretty much sums up most political systems from ancient times til now. It'll probably never change.

    Demos
    Oh! what a lot of good things! Why it's quite full! Oh! what a huge great part of this cake he kept for himself! [1220] He had only cut off the least little tiny piece for me.

    Sausage-Seller
    But this is what he has always done. Of everything he took, he only gave you the crumbs, and kept the bulk.

    - Aristophanes, The Knights, 424 BC This play was a satire about a sausage seller being turned into a politician.

    http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0034%3Acard%3D1191
     


    “Rich people collect together in towns, and, under the protection of the authorities, enjoy peacefully all that has been brought there by the villagers. A countryman often cannot help going to town, where a ceaseless round of feasting is going on, where what has been procured from the peasants is being spent. He comes into the town to feed on those crumbs which fall from the tables of the rich…”

    - Leo Tolstoy, WHAT SHALL WE DO?, 1886
     

    “Are not the dominant parties managed by the ruling classes, that is, the propertied classes, solely for the profit and privilege of the few?
    They use us millions to help them into power. They tell us like so many children that our safety lies in voting for them. They toss us crumbs of concession to make us believe that they are working in our interest. “

    -Helen Keller,OUT OF THE DARK, LETTER TO AN ENGLISH WOMAN- SUFFRAGIST* Copyright, 1907

    http://archive.org/stream/outdarkessaysle01kellgoog/outdarkessaysle01kellgoog_djvu.txt
     

    “The parasites get it all; honest industry and honest business must be grateful for a few crumbs only.”

    -Charles A Lindbergh Sr, “The Economic Pinch,” 1923 pg 119

    Lindbergh was elected to the U.S. House of Representativesin 1906, as a Republican, serving in the 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, and 64th congresses. He was a member of the House Banking and currency committee when the Federal Reserve Act was passed which he opposed.
     
  67. vinteuil says:

    I wonder if there’s any other world leader, today, who could speak so coherently, and so persuasively, at such length, on such crucial topics, without notes:

    If only The Donald were this capable.

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  68. vinteuil says:
    @Anon
    http://time.com/money/4641093/vladimir-putin-net-worth/

    My, what a lot of evidence they produce.

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  69. Rurik says:
    @Anon
    http://time.com/money/4641093/vladimir-putin-net-worth/

    Time ?

    really?

    why not just link to NPR or CNN or better yet, Weekly Standard or National Review!

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  70. mp says:
    @vinteuil
    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?

    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?

    They get along so well? Especially after Putin told Netanyahu to put a sock on his 2500 year old grudge with Iran. They both were yucking it up like old pals. Right?

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    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    Why do Netanyahu's ancestors from the Eastern European Oblasts have a grudge against Iran?
  71. Rurik says:
    @vinteuil
    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?

    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?

    reminds me of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

    there is a very thinly veiled but carefully choreographed ballet that these two leaders of the respective sides of the global conflict today are engaged in. They both assiduously pretend that they’re both ‘partners’ and allies, when in fact they both represent the forces that are at war with each other.

    Bibi represents the Fiend; War and the destruction of any and all nations that are potentially inconvenient to Israel’s hegemony in the region and beyond.

    Syria is the current prize in the Fiend’s reign of global terror and Eternal War. Israel considers it an imperative that Syria come apart at the seams, so that it can lay claim to the Golan Heights, and also to cut off Iran from Hezbollah in Lebanon. Putin considers it an imperative that Syria remain intact, and is taking steps to ensue that it does. America / NATO are acting as they always do, as Israel’s rabid dog, and Zionism’s big stupid golem smashing world Jewry’s opposition.

    It is as it ever was.

    So as these two dance around each other, pretending to be allies even as they’re directly at war with each other, I consider it amusing to watch the spectacle. Knowing how these two are engaged in a struggle for the soul of the 21st century, and how it’s all being performed as a convoluted pantomime of sorts with proxies everywhere, never actually confronting the obvious.

    But if we remember, the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact didn’t last, and soon the main antagonists of WWII (Jewish global Bolshevism vs. Germany/Christendom) were directly at each other’s throat.

    https://wearechange.org/israel-trying-drive-wedge-russia-iran-syria/

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    • Replies: @Father O'Hara
    I was just watching a video of a scene from the movie "A Hard Days Night."
    The boys are in a train compartment when an older English business man comes in. Treated,he feels,with a lack of respect by the mop tops,he says,"Now see here,I fought the war to protect your kind!"
    One of the Beatles says,"I bet you're sorry you won!"
    Indeed.
  72. You think it’s “gratingly stupid” to believe that the USA was freer & more democratic in, say, 1950, than Stalin’s USSR or Mao’s China?

    Considering that FDR appeased and supported Stalin, that idea may not be too far off the mark.

    However, since you considered it useful to stoop to employing a straw man argument, there’s probably little point in trying to engage you reasonably if at all.

    Have a nice day now!

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    • Replies: @vinteuil
    Hey, dude - I'll take that as a "yes."

    So you really do think that it would be "gratingly stupid" to believe that the USA, in 1950, was more free & democratic than Stalin's USSR or Mao's China.

    You don't just think that it would be wrong to think that. You think that it would be "gratingly stupid."

    Noted.
  73. someone says:

    Softly spoken strength works at last?
    Not sure about the writers claims re. ‘nationalism’ though. Russia is a land of many ethnicities – nature thrives in diversity, monoculture is death – we are here because nature not visa versa – so…

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  74. @Sergey Krieger
    Putin is definitely the One in the moment. I might disagree with some his economic policies but he is absolutely a statesman.
    What worries me however is that while he blamed Lenin for putting a mine under Soviet/ Russian statehood with that whole national republics idea, which was obviously ideologically motivated on Lenin's part, Putin himself imho is setting another long term mine under Russian state and he is also ideologically motivated, his ideology being liberal capitalism.
    Firstly he has not dealt with massive theft of national property of 90's and it is a major issue in the country where everything was built and developed by sweat and blood of million Soviet citizens Now few have it all. They have the pie and eat it, while the rest enjoy crumbs from their table.
    Unless this issue resolved and in the most expeditionary manner Russia will be set up for another revolution in the future. The question is only when, not if.
    Secondly, what after Putin? While he is capable man the whole system again depends just on one man which always eventually ends badly.

    They have the pie and eat it, while the rest enjoy crumbs from their table.

    That pretty much sums up most political systems from ancient times til now. It’ll probably never change.

    Demos
    Oh! what a lot of good things! Why it’s quite full! Oh! what a huge great part of this cake he kept for himself! [1220] He had only cut off the least little tiny piece for me.

    Sausage-Seller
    But this is what he has always done. Of everything he took, he only gave you the crumbs, and kept the bulk.

    - Aristophanes, The Knights, 424 BC This play was a satire about a sausage seller being turned into a politician.

    http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0034%3Acard%3D1191

    “Rich people collect together in towns, and, under the protection of the authorities, enjoy peacefully all that has been brought there by the villagers. A countryman often cannot help going to town, where a ceaseless round of feasting is going on, where what has been procured from the peasants is being spent. He comes into the town to feed on those crumbs which fall from the tables of the rich…”

    - Leo Tolstoy, WHAT SHALL WE DO?, 1886

    “Are not the dominant parties managed by the ruling classes, that is, the propertied classes, solely for the profit and privilege of the few?
    They use us millions to help them into power. They tell us like so many children that our safety lies in voting for them. They toss us crumbs of concession to make us believe that they are working in our interest. “

    -Helen Keller,OUT OF THE DARK, LETTER TO AN ENGLISH WOMAN- SUFFRAGIST* Copyright, 1907

    http://archive.org/stream/outdarkessaysle01kellgoog/outdarkessaysle01kellgoog_djvu.txt

    “The parasites get it all; honest industry and honest business must be grateful for a few crumbs only.”

    -Charles A Lindbergh Sr, “The Economic Pinch,” 1923 pg 119

    Lindbergh was elected to the U.S. House of Representativesin 1906, as a Republican, serving in the 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, and 64th congresses. He was a member of the House Banking and currency committee when the Federal Reserve Act was passed which he opposed.

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    • Replies: @Sergey Krieger
    And then we killed them all.
    What I am trying to say is that in Russia it is not going to end well because it is impossible to forget Soviet experience whatever flaws there were still, there was no exploitation of man by man.
    It is better to do it quickly and painlessly now than to basically led those people to gallows again. Historical processes have greatly accelerated and resources are getting scarce.
    Next time mistakes of the past must be taken into consideration, namely, people should be put above all ideological considerations and their happiness and fulfillment must be government's first priority. Putin imho is not doing right things in this direction. So far there is still enough crumbs to let people feel more or less ok especially after 90's but those crumbs are not going last forever as Americans already know well.
    People are getting smarter gradually. Old tricks are not going to work forever.
  75. @mp
    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?

    They get along so well? Especially after Putin told Netanyahu to put a sock on his 2500 year old grudge with Iran. They both were yucking it up like old pals. Right?

    Why do Netanyahu’s ancestors from the Eastern European Oblasts have a grudge against Iran?

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  76. @Intelligent Dasein
    I wish to say this as clearly as possible. The allegations of Russia "hacking," subverting, or otherwise influencing the US elections are total fabrications. The intelligence hearings that just took place are a national disgrace. This is the Deep State pissing on our shoes and saying it's raining to extent that we haven't seen before. It's very ominous in its implications.

    They are doubling down on the lie of Russian hacking by already applying the frontlash to the inevitable reaction. They are now saying that one of Russia's ostensible goals is to undermine our faith in the US government and our trust in its officials and institutions. You see, if you balk at what the Deep State is doing, if you doubt the inerrancy of its proclamations, if you do anything other than love Big Brother, then you are already part of the problem.

    A state that resorts to such tactics has lost all credibility. These pathetic attempts to gaslight us into hating Russia and embracing the Cathedral are emblematic of a weak and feckless tyranny. It shows to what extent our elites have become a congeries of impotent lunatics, careerists, catamites, bluestockings, and effeminate Farquaads.

    The Russian hacking meme bears the impress and style of Bill Clinton. It is the typically Clintonian method of destroying one's enemies by making up absolutely scurrilous charges and then meming them into existence through unrelenting repetition and escalation. This is why Hillary Clinton did not make a concession speech on election night. Bill took over DNC operations and began wargaming how they were going to destroy Trump, motivated by the very real fear that he was about to send them all to prison. When Hillary finally appeared the next morning, she was already attributing her electoral misfortunes to a "coordinated cyber attack." They have been deepening and ramifying this fallacious charge ever since that day.

    Anyone who has the ear of President Trump and who may be able to influence him needs to impart this one all-important fact. He cannot Make America Great Again if he cannot first save himself, and to save himself he needs to destroy the Left. He needs to imprison Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, and James Comey for their treasonous acts. He needs to depose and silence these activist judges. He needs to completely shut down and dissolve large swaths of the the federal bureaucracy. He needs to "Lock her up!"

    This is his real mandate. If he does these things he will have the support of a surprisingly large number of Americans and his success will build on itself. If he fails to do this the Left will not fail to destroy him. Only one can survive this confrontation.

    Are you listening, Mr. Trump?

    And if the Left destroys Trump, they will come after us with the fury of rabid wolverines. We are the ones who will not survive if the globohomo establishment regains full control.

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  77. @Jerry Pickard
    I've enjoyed watching Putin's brinksmanship on the international stage since he took the reins of power in Russia. He has easily brushed aside the wests attempts to turn Russia and her former client states into another natural resource slave of the west.

    Slowly and methodically, Putin along with the Chinese have a long game strategy to provide an alternative to the debt peonage virus of the IMF and World Bank, the BRIC. The west is lulled into making headway against BRIC with the weak tea coups in Brazil and financial experimentation in India both of which will unravel in the near future world wide financial collapse.

    The wests strategy of sanctions to financially undermine Putin will only prove to hurt the wests European allies. The nationalistic demonstrations in Europe, intentionally not shown on western news media outlets, shows the west's influence to be a weak as Europe gravitates towards her natural ally.

    Russia saved the European continent three times in human history: the mongrel horde, Napoleon, and the Nazis. Can mother Russia save the earth from globalism and the wests oligarchy capitalist despots?

    Might agree with you about the Mongol Horde and Napoleon, but the Nazis? Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot after they “liberated” eastern Europe from the Nazis might disagree. No reason to think that they would have been any worse off under the Nazis than they were under the Soviets. Two terrifying options for a conquered people.

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    • Replies: @Mao Cheng Ji

    Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot after they “liberated” eastern Europe from the Nazis might disagree.
     
    Yeah, right; millions of people living inside your skull.

    A 2014 INSCOP Research poll — the last credible survey that asked the question — found that about 60.5 percent of Romanians believed they lived better under communism.
     
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/18/nicolae-ceausescus-legacy-reconsidered-amid-nostal/
    , @Thales the Milesian
    "Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot.."

    If this is true, explain why the East Europeans want to return to Communism?

    Before you start frothing at the mouth, please check in the Internet "East Europe's nostalgia for Communism".
  78. vinteuil says:
    @jacques sheete
    This is one of the best comments I've ever read anywhere.

    Fabulous!

    I find it very interesting that similar sentiments were expressed nearly a century ago by a former president of China.

    This desire to possess what we do not own, to get wealth by hook or by crook, is not a sentiment likely to heal the ills of humanity, especially in the West, where the love of combat is already so deeply rooted.

    -Hsu Shih-Chang , as quoted by Georges Soulie de Morant, in The Present and Future of the World, The Living Age , July 23, 1921, pp. 193-199

    -Hsu Shih-Chang was a former President of China, and a scholar and writer of distinction among his own people.

    http://www.unz.org/Pub/LivingAge-1921jul23-00193

     


    American influence has destroyed European identity.
     
    It's also had a similar effect on a couple of East Asian countries that I'm familiar with and it really nauseates me. They've adopted US cultural trash and forgotten their own unique and valuable cultural heritages.

    The “desire to possess what we do not own, to get wealth by hook or by crook,” & “the love of combat” are, of course, exclusive to the USA, and quite unknown in China.

    jacques sheete, you talk jack shit.

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    • Replies: @Stonehands
    The business of China is business....The business of Imperial DC is WAR, that's why they are 20 trillion in the hole...

    Americans are fat and lazy. They like to get drunk and fuck, or watch sports and porn. Half of black americans are illiterate. Very little decadent influence of the west in China.

    Chinese are hard workers who are proud of their race and Civilization.
  79. @RobinG
    "President Trump, replace Pence this Saturday."

    Much as I'd like to be rid of Pence, I don't think this is possible. He was elected, and without some overriding legal basis (V.P. Spiro Agnew resigned as part of a plea deal after he was charged with accepting bribes), we're stuck with Pence for the duration of his term.

    But on this, "Putin and Nusrallah are the great, living leaders of our time," I agree.

    I don’t think there’s any constitutional impediment to Trump canning Pence as VP.

    But — and I had forgotten this — the 25th Amendment requires that a majority of both houses of Congress vote to confirm the President’s pick for new VP. Uggh.

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  80. Realist says:

    Russia and Putin in particular are vilified by most no nothing Americans. Russia is blamed for involving it’s self in the elections of other countries, including the US, when it is the US that is the number one meddler in foreign governments….by far.

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    • Replies: @Bill Jones
    " Russia is blamed for involving it’s self in the elections of other countries, including the US, "

    On the basis of no evidence whatsoever, let alone proof.
    , @Realist
    Should read ....know nothing Americans.
  81. This article is the capstone of Pat Buchanan’s career. Bravo! Magnificent! 100 years hence, it will be quoted.

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  82. Bleuteaux says:
    @Serg Derbst
    Yes, he is! I am a German European and this paragraph was the most telling to me:

    "And in defying the Americans he speaks for those millions of Europeans who wish to restore their national identities and recapture their lost sovereignty from the supranational European Union. Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."

    However, since I am not religious, I prefer the European tradition of (radical) Enlightenment, mostly developed in France and Germanic countries. But when getting older I came to realize that decent Christians and even decent Muslims are way closer to Enlightenment than the post-modern idiots, one of whom I used to be when young. The biggest problem for Europe has been and still is that Enlightenment values have been sodomized continuously and increasingly since 1945 by American relativism, arbitrariness, mendacity, hypocrisy and - most of all - consumerism. American influence has destroyed European identity.

    In my opinion, America as a nation doesn't have real values or traditions. Only a very few Americans understand Enlightenment and those who do are usually well-educated and close or at least familiar with European history and traditions. This is not to say Americans are idiots. I don't think they are, I think the nation is just too young and hasn't matured yet to have its own standing values. And the American people have always been fucked, divided and conquered by their elites since the very beginning, right after revolution and independence. I think it's time for Europeans to realize the stark and deep differences between America and European nations and re-discover the rich history that we share from Lisbon to Vladivostok and from Reykjavik to Malta.

    I don't believe in religion as a solution to post-modernism as it has wonderful divide and conquer qualities, which can be well exploited by our valueless elites. Especially young Europeans should better educate themselves about French and German philosophers, about European history, and dive into the rich literature, music and arts. The main problem is that since the terrible 1960s people in the "West" have pretty much forgotten who they are and where they come from. Since then all they wanna do is fuck, getting high, and watching the next blockbuster movie or listen to the latest "chart hit". It's just sad what we have become. Talking to Russians I always notice the difference - they know who they are.

    I couldn’t disagree more on the enlightenment and religion. In fact, the reason we are where we are today is directly related to the enlightenment.

    However, I think you are exactly right when it comes to diagnosing America’s problem. The country really doesn’t have any kind of core identity, and probably never did. What do Americans value? Material possessions, owning as much shit as possible, owning more shit than the other guy. Power and status. Largess.

    In ways few realize, the issue of slavery kind of defined our society. The southern slave culture, with a few ultra wealthy barons, an uneducated slave work force, and masses of white people living on subsistence living, is exactly where our establishment wants to take us today.

    To the average American, history really was a blank slate before 1776. Whatever happened before doesn’t matter. We arrived and came out on top economically, so we must be superior. We have larger cars, so we must be superior. We have XX aircraft carriers and the rest of the world has X, so we must be superior.

    I just get the feeling, perhaps imaginary, that the average tradition-minded European looks around himself and understands that he’s the product of millennia of civilizational development. The average American Baby Boomer acts like the Big Bang took place the day Kennedy was killed.

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  83. @Realist
    Russia and Putin in particular are vilified by most no nothing Americans. Russia is blamed for involving it's self in the elections of other countries, including the US, when it is the US that is the number one meddler in foreign governments....by far.

    ” Russia is blamed for involving it’s self in the elections of other countries, including the US, ”

    On the basis of no evidence whatsoever, let alone proof.

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  84. @jacques sheete

    They have the pie and eat it, while the rest enjoy crumbs from their table.
     
    That pretty much sums up most political systems from ancient times til now. It'll probably never change.

    Demos
    Oh! what a lot of good things! Why it's quite full! Oh! what a huge great part of this cake he kept for himself! [1220] He had only cut off the least little tiny piece for me.

    Sausage-Seller
    But this is what he has always done. Of everything he took, he only gave you the crumbs, and kept the bulk.

    - Aristophanes, The Knights, 424 BC This play was a satire about a sausage seller being turned into a politician.

    http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0034%3Acard%3D1191
     


    “Rich people collect together in towns, and, under the protection of the authorities, enjoy peacefully all that has been brought there by the villagers. A countryman often cannot help going to town, where a ceaseless round of feasting is going on, where what has been procured from the peasants is being spent. He comes into the town to feed on those crumbs which fall from the tables of the rich…”

    - Leo Tolstoy, WHAT SHALL WE DO?, 1886
     

    “Are not the dominant parties managed by the ruling classes, that is, the propertied classes, solely for the profit and privilege of the few?
    They use us millions to help them into power. They tell us like so many children that our safety lies in voting for them. They toss us crumbs of concession to make us believe that they are working in our interest. “

    -Helen Keller,OUT OF THE DARK, LETTER TO AN ENGLISH WOMAN- SUFFRAGIST* Copyright, 1907

    http://archive.org/stream/outdarkessaysle01kellgoog/outdarkessaysle01kellgoog_djvu.txt
     

    “The parasites get it all; honest industry and honest business must be grateful for a few crumbs only.”

    -Charles A Lindbergh Sr, “The Economic Pinch,” 1923 pg 119

    Lindbergh was elected to the U.S. House of Representativesin 1906, as a Republican, serving in the 60th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, and 64th congresses. He was a member of the House Banking and currency committee when the Federal Reserve Act was passed which he opposed.
     

    And then we killed them all.
    What I am trying to say is that in Russia it is not going to end well because it is impossible to forget Soviet experience whatever flaws there were still, there was no exploitation of man by man.
    It is better to do it quickly and painlessly now than to basically led those people to gallows again. Historical processes have greatly accelerated and resources are getting scarce.
    Next time mistakes of the past must be taken into consideration, namely, people should be put above all ideological considerations and their happiness and fulfillment must be government’s first priority. Putin imho is not doing right things in this direction. So far there is still enough crumbs to let people feel more or less ok especially after 90′s but those crumbs are not going last forever as Americans already know well.
    People are getting smarter gradually. Old tricks are not going to work forever.

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  85. @utu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqlPK3Vdqzk&t=331s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZxKsXM-biY

    Religion is opium for masses.

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    • Replies: @utu
    "Religion is opium for masses."

    Mikhail Suslov, is it really you? Always vigilant on the doctrine. You have not changed. Still repeating the old worn out slogan w/o employing any thought. You are as useful now as you were then. Go away where you came from.
    , @Thales the Milesian
    The MSM is the opium of the people!
  86. vinteuil says:
    @jacques sheete

    You think it’s “gratingly stupid” to believe that the USA was freer & more democratic in, say, 1950, than Stalin’s USSR or Mao’s China?
     
    Considering that FDR appeased and supported Stalin, that idea may not be too far off the mark.

    However, since you considered it useful to stoop to employing a straw man argument, there's probably little point in trying to engage you reasonably if at all.



    Have a nice day now!

    Hey, dude – I’ll take that as a “yes.”

    So you really do think that it would be “gratingly stupid” to believe that the USA, in 1950, was more free & democratic than Stalin’s USSR or Mao’s China.

    You don’t just think that it would be wrong to think that. You think that it would be “gratingly stupid.”

    Noted.

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    • Replies: @jacques sheete
    Have you ever considered changing yer appellation to "Le Petomane"? ;)
  87. @Bill
    His reasoning is bunk. Well, actually it isn't bunk since there is no reasoning in his post. His claim is bunk.

    Plebs, at least in the US, are a lot less likely to be in favor of institutionalized murder of the helpless and inconvenient than are our wise overlords. The monstrosity of atheists is a consistent pattern.

    I do highly respect you. I will remember your name.

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  88. utu says:
    @Sergey Krieger
    Religion is opium for masses.

    “Religion is opium for masses.”

    Mikhail Suslov, is it really you? Always vigilant on the doctrine. You have not changed. Still repeating the old worn out slogan w/o employing any thought. You are as useful now as you were then. Go away where you came from.

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    • Replies: @Sergey Krieger
    Firstly try and prove me wrong before writing nonsense. Organized religion always was about one thing, keeping serfs down and concerned with something other than fruit of their hard labor being consumed by parasites.
  89. @Ilyana_Rozumova
    With all due respect you are incorrect. You do not see the big picture. Globalist tried to rule the world through Communist system. The center of the Globalist power was in Russia. It did not work. Afghanistan Mujahadeen put an end to it. Now Globalists try to rule the world through Capitalistic system. The center of the Globalist power is in the US.
    Trump has an extremely difficult task. He is facing, in my opinion almost insurmountable obstacle.

    Did you never feel that Soviet communism was always a western banksters funded project as part of the Rothschild’s esoteric agenda?

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  90. @Begemot
    When I look over the 2000 years of Christian civilization the catalog of wars, injustices, crimes, repressions, slavery etc. leads me to conclude that what good has existed in Christendom has been in spite of Christianity not because of it. Atheism doesn't necessarily lead to bad behavior just as Christianity doesn't necessarily lead to good behavior. The facts speak to that.

    When I look over the 2000 years of Christian civilization

    Since Christ, the world has been filled with wolves in sheep’s clothing.

    He warns us:

    Broad is the path to destruction and narrow is the gate to eternal life; few will find it.

    You are kidding yourself if you think we have been living in a “Christian” civilization.

    That will only take place at the second coming- when Christ returns with His Saints to clean up Lucifer’s decadent NWO.

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  91. MEexpert says:
    @Anon

    The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin cares for his people.
     
    Keep in mind that Putin's people are the Russian elite, not the Russian people.
    Doesn't Trump care for the American elite too?

    Keep in mind that Putin’s people are the Russian elite, not the Russian people.

    Every politician has to cater to elite because they contribute to their campaign. Putin cares about his people by keeping these elite under control and by punishing the thieves. He cleaned up the government corruption. His poll numbers are in the eighties. Don’t go by what the Mainstream Media say about Putin.

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  92. frankie p says:
    @Anonymous
    Just Imagine for a second what the Muslims would have done to those "pussies" if they would have dared to do anything like that in a Mosque. They would have been dead in two minutes. See the difference with what Putin has done?

    No, let’s point to the true hypocrisy. Imagine what the GOVERNMENTS in Europe would do if those “pussies” went to a Holocaust Museum there and dared to question one of the pillars of the current Jewish religion, Holocaustianity (The other pillar is Israel, of course). Europe with its claims to freedom of speech doesn’t really pass the smell test, and when people are NOT ALLOWED to have opinions of historical events that run counter to the sanitized historical “conclusions” (as if revisionism in historical review is unknown!), logic dictates that those conclusions are fabricated, incomplete, or inaccurate.

    Frankie P

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  93. Veritatis says:
    @Stonehands

    Grow up, Pat. One doesn’t have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.
     
    The uniqueness of the American experiment is predicated on the notion that it's founding credo- Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are innate rights not bequeathed by a collection of men [government], but from Almighty God.

    Very good! I do believe Buchanan’s articles get the best philosopher-commenters. And with this article in particular, as somebody mentioned, Buchanan’s back in business. In the previous couple or so, there was a bit of “disorientation”, perhaps like the Trump Admin itself. Rurik in fine fighting form, but where is Randal?

    The ancient Greeks (who said all philosophy is just a footnote to Plato?)distinguished six possible types of government, 3 good, 3 bad:
    King, meaning a good ruler, vs. tyrant, meaning the opposite.
    Aristocracy, meaning good rule by a few, vs. oligarchy, meaning bad rule by a few.
    Polity, meaning good rule by responsible citizens, vs. Democracy, meaning bad rule by a mob.

    Democracy was held inherently unstable, eventually to be replaced by an oligarchy or one man rule. Putin, in this context, is definitely kingly.

    Reading world leaders is a chancy thing, there’s the risk of either foolishly projecting our hopes or falling into cynicism and saying they’re all a sham. Still, there’s truth in saying Putin represents a faction at war with the “other”: he stands in the light, his enemies are not so clearly visible. He has not had western allies up to now, I’m waiting with bated breath to see him meet Trump. The logical careful thinker, the intuitive-most-powerful-man-in-the-world.

    Nobody seems to mention the biggest miracle of the 20th century. Against the received wisdom that “a great power does not die in bed”, the Soviet Union, a nuclear empire, collapsed without major bloodshed. John-Paul II and Reagan. A thinker and an intuitive. One can only hope.

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    Nobody seems to mention the biggest miracle of the 20th century. Against the received wisdom that “a great power does not die in bed”, the Soviet Union, a nuclear empire, collapsed without major bloodshed.
     
    The Soviet Union collapsed with major bloodshed and it's ongoing. Just because you may not have heard about it on the evening news, doesn't mean it didn't happen. Russia also suffered a demographic and economic collapse never before experienced by a major nation not at war.

    Additionally, an extremely dangerous situation has been created with the emergence of an unchecked hyper-aggressive global hegemony. This misbalance will likely lead to nuclear war that exterminates human civilization. But, hey, when you see that mushroom cloud and your eyeballs start to melt down your face, you can comfort yourself with inspiration from Ronald Reagan and John Paul II.

    For clarification, I am not defending the Soviet Union, its political system or its leaders.
  94. frankie p says:
    @vinteuil
    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?

    You seem to have swallowed the Obama kool-aid that results in political leaders believing that they should halt all efforts at diplomacy with those who they consider enemies, competitors, or anything but allies. When did this unhealthy and dangerous mindset begin to show its ugly head in international affairs? The thing that scared Putin the most about the mad dog that he faced in the US under Obama was the apparent refusal to even discuss issues that had the potential to snowball into global nuclear war. His fears were rational and justified. Even during the lowest points in the Cold War, the US and USSR carried out diplomacy and agreed to disagree. Putin meets Netanyahu, yes, the best current representative of Rurik’s fiend, and you think there must be a conspiracy. I am more inclined to believe that Putin tells Netanyahu what will be tolerated, especially in Syria, and gives him face by not making it public. That’s how real diplomacy is carried out. He explores areas where Israel and Russia may have common ground, few in my opinion; he keeps up a friendly exterior while filtering everything Netanyahu says through the skepticism of one who is well versed in both the past record of lying and mischief of the Israelis as well as their current objectives. He makes his decisions based on sound conclusions.

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  95. MEexpert says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova
    With all due respect you are incorrect. You do not see the big picture. Globalist tried to rule the world through Communist system. The center of the Globalist power was in Russia. It did not work. Afghanistan Mujahadeen put an end to it. Now Globalists try to rule the world through Capitalistic system. The center of the Globalist power is in the US.
    Trump has an extremely difficult task. He is facing, in my opinion almost insurmountable obstacle.

    Trump has an extremely difficult task. He is facing, in my opinion almost insurmountable obstacle.

    This is how the mettle of a leader is tested. Every President has a tough job. How he handles it makes a great President. Trump should have known what he was going to face in Washington. So far he has mishandled almost everything he has tried to do. His advisors don’t seem to have any clue either.

    For a self-proclaimed “deal maker” he hasn’t shown any expertise yet. It was expected that he will face opposition from the Democrats but now he is facing opposition from the Republicans as well. He has not accomplished anything that he promised to do. I realize that it has only been 60 days but there doesn’t seem to be any cohesive effort coming out of this White House.

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  96. TheBoom says:

    The bar is low in white countries if you want to be the ‘Preeminent Statesman’ of Our Times.’

    All you need to do is NOT: hate your populace, try to destroy your culture and seek to replace you people with other tribes that have lower IQs and (bonus points) are hostile to the traditional citizenry. In other words, the ‘Preeminent Statesman’ of Our Times’ simply has to be like the leader in almost any non-white country.

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  97. Alden says:

    We’re it not for abortion the black percentage of the US population would be about 35 percent instead of 12 percent.
    Crime, and welfare would be out of control

    Illegal primitive Hispanic Indian immigrant women would have 6 or 7 anchor babies on welfare instead of 2 or 3

    Is that what you want? If you want Roe overturned you are a traitor to the White race and a fool. You want more affirmative action for non Whites, more discrimination against Whites, more crime against Whites, and a massive non White population

    FYI the answer is not more White babies who will be discriminated against because they are White but more and more free abortions for the non Whites. FYI it’s not Whites who get abortions it’s mostly Hispanics and blacks

    In fact, Roe vs Wade is the only court decision that has favored Whites in the last 7o years.

    Because they distract themselves with fuddy duddy issues like abortion, vulgar entertainmen, patriotism and the defense of cuthroat capitalism, conservatives are as detrimental and dangerous to Whites as liberals, Jews and minorities.

    This is my White Nationalist Motto.
    What is good for Whites is good.
    What is bad for Whites is bad.

    And abortion is definitely good for Whites

    Therefore abortion is good

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    That's a pretty non-white attitude, my tribalist friend. You should consider getting an ancestry test done before you commit yourself to us.
  98. @vinteuil
    Hey, dude - I'll take that as a "yes."

    So you really do think that it would be "gratingly stupid" to believe that the USA, in 1950, was more free & democratic than Stalin's USSR or Mao's China.

    You don't just think that it would be wrong to think that. You think that it would be "gratingly stupid."

    Noted.

    Have you ever considered changing yer appellation to “Le Petomane”? ;)

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  99. @Begemot
    When I look over the 2000 years of Christian civilization the catalog of wars, injustices, crimes, repressions, slavery etc. leads me to conclude that what good has existed in Christendom has been in spite of Christianity not because of it. Atheism doesn't necessarily lead to bad behavior just as Christianity doesn't necessarily lead to good behavior. The facts speak to that.

    Please give me an example of “Christian Civilization” in Western Europe.
    In the
    500′s
    600′s
    700′s
    800′s
    900′etc. etc

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  100. Hunsdon says:
    @MEexpert
    The American people have been played for suckers once again. Trump won the election by tapping into the general frustration of the electorate. Once in the White House, he plunged right into the old swamp he promised to drain.

    By signing a few meaningless executive orders, he gave a false sense of satisfaction to the average American. He knew that his immigration orders will run into the liberal judges. He also knew that Obamacare wasn't going anywhere. There were differences in the Republican party for the replacement of Obamacare even before the election.

    The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin cares for his people. Trump on the other hand only talks about them. His heart lies with the Wall Street. He is a Wall Street insider. He used the America First slogan but every major action he has taken has been for Israel first. First and foremost he is a real estate man. When you deal with one you must have your hands on your pocket.

    Putin does things and others say that they are great. When Trump does things, he is the only one who brags about them being great. In reality, they are far from it. It appears that we have finally found a flaw in Putin. He is not a good judge of character. He thought Trump was better than Hillary, so he helped him get "elected" only to find out that he is another Hillary. How?

    Jewish advisors every where, Pentagon budget going up, all the wars of choice (Iraq, Syria, and Yemen) are escalating, more arms to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. More chaos in the Middle East for the benefit of Israel. More troops are being sent to these places. In Syria, we are on a collision course with Russia. Secretary of Defense wants to stay in Iraq for ever or until they take care of Iran. Every General wants war with Russia and Iran by accusing them of supporting the terrorists. First it was Iran and now Russia has been added to the list. Latest accusation is that Russia is supplying weapons to Talibans in Afghanistan. More sanctions on both Iran and Russia.

    Is there no end to this madness?

    If we posit the truth of all your allegations, are we not still better off than if Lady MacBeth had won?

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    I will not argue with that. I am just stating the facts.
    , @dfordoom

    If we posit the truth of all your allegations, are we not still better off than if Lady MacBeth had won?
     
    If the Trump presidency ends in total failure, as seems increasingly likely, it will discredit any opposition to the Democrat-Republican political establishment for decades to come. The establishment will be left more firmly in power than ever before. The power of the politically activist judiciary and the media will have been increased still further.

    If Trump is a complete failure the Democrats will win crushing victories in the next electoral cycle and will go on to enact the kinds of repressive measures that would have brought a smile to the face of Joe Stalin. It will be the era of the Great Purges.

    We simply cannot afford for Trump to fail. But he seems to be absolutely determined to fail. He has lost the initiative and in war when you lose the initiative defeat becomes inevitable.

  101. Svigor says:

    What has Putin done to rival what our NATO ally President Erdogan has done in Turkey, jailing 40,000 people since last July’s coup — or our Philippine ally Rodrigo Duterte, who has presided over the extrajudicial killing of thousands of drug dealers?

    Indeed. The pushback against the Putin-worship here generally employs the “Putin’s a gangster” argument. Which is probably accurate, as far as it goes – who did you think was going to do a good job running a gangster state? Betty Crocker?

    I suppose I’m on the pro-Putin side of things. He’s mostly stuck to killing (though how directly is an open question), ejecting, and suppressing the sort of scum that has ruined the West; leftist journalists, leftist activists, foreign or foreign-paid subversives, Jewish oligarchs.

    The interesting part is how strongmen can go either way, be (from a Nationalist POV) good or bad, but an open society seems to always go bad. Same as monarchs.

    Not all strongmen are good leaders, but all good leaders are strongmen.

    Ha! Great minds think alike! Too funny!

    The new dividing lines are between social conservatism and self-indulgent secularism, between tribalism and transnationalism, between the nation-state and the New World Order.

    Globalists vs. Nationalists. It looks like things are moving toward existential conflict between the two.

    Let’s hope so. It’s well past time we spit on our hands, hoist the black flag, and start slitting throats.

    “Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism.”

    Grow up, Pat. One doesn’t have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.

    Some people don’t, but it doesn’t take a genius to notice that a lot of people do.

    This is the Deep State pissing on our shoes and saying it’s raining to extent that we haven’t seen before. It’s very ominous in its implications.

    Whatever the National Security Apparatus gets up to from here on out is Trump’s fault. He can fire the lot of them. He should fire the lot of them. He’s done absolutely nothing on this front, so far as I can tell.

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  102. @vinteuil
    You think it's "gratingly stupid" to believe that the USA was freer & more democratic in, say, 1950, than Stalin's USSR or Mao's China?

    Very slick, but the question you ask is not relevant to the statement you responded to. I cry foul!

    Remember the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago? Kent State? Have you heard of Waco? Ruby Ridge?

    Ever watched the TV show Cops?

    No man is more enslaved than he who falsely believes himself to be free. Goethe.

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  103. @vinteuil
    The "desire to possess what we do not own, to get wealth by hook or by crook," & "the love of combat" are, of course, exclusive to the USA, and quite unknown in China.

    jacques sheete, you talk jack shit.

    The business of China is business….The business of Imperial DC is WAR, that’s why they are 20 trillion in the hole…

    Americans are fat and lazy. They like to get drunk and fuck, or watch sports and porn. Half of black americans are illiterate. Very little decadent influence of the west in China.

    Chinese are hard workers who are proud of their race and Civilization.

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    China is at least $23 trillion in similar hole very early in their developmental cycle. They are also very dependant upon critical resources from far away. locations.It is going to hurt China bottom line long term and put it further down the said hole. China has been blowing huge bubbles over the past decade. How sustainable the whole project is, is still a big question. I am not defending USA, just pointing at the facts.
  104. Edsss says:

    If you can park all the extraneous noise being generated by the media and simply sit and listen quietly to almost any two of President Putin’s speeches, you’d discover for yourself what a real leader is and with a bit of after thought, it might even come to you the massive dis-information campaign conducted in the USA is diversionary, meant to keep the American people from discovering the common moralities and dreams shared by the Russian peoples. The Progressives can’t have that.

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  105. MEexpert says:
    @Hunsdon
    If we posit the truth of all your allegations, are we not still better off than if Lady MacBeth had won?

    I will not argue with that. I am just stating the facts.

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  106. JL says:
    @Veritatis
    Very good! I do believe Buchanan's articles get the best philosopher-commenters. And with this article in particular, as somebody mentioned, Buchanan's back in business. In the previous couple or so, there was a bit of "disorientation", perhaps like the Trump Admin itself. Rurik in fine fighting form, but where is Randal?

    The ancient Greeks (who said all philosophy is just a footnote to Plato?)distinguished six possible types of government, 3 good, 3 bad:
    King, meaning a good ruler, vs. tyrant, meaning the opposite.
    Aristocracy, meaning good rule by a few, vs. oligarchy, meaning bad rule by a few.
    Polity, meaning good rule by responsible citizens, vs. Democracy, meaning bad rule by a mob.

    Democracy was held inherently unstable, eventually to be replaced by an oligarchy or one man rule. Putin, in this context, is definitely kingly.

    Reading world leaders is a chancy thing, there's the risk of either foolishly projecting our hopes or falling into cynicism and saying they're all a sham. Still, there's truth in saying Putin represents a faction at war with the "other": he stands in the light, his enemies are not so clearly visible. He has not had western allies up to now, I'm waiting with bated breath to see him meet Trump. The logical careful thinker, the intuitive-most-powerful-man-in-the-world.

    Nobody seems to mention the biggest miracle of the 20th century. Against the received wisdom that "a great power does not die in bed", the Soviet Union, a nuclear empire, collapsed without major bloodshed. John-Paul II and Reagan. A thinker and an intuitive. One can only hope.

    Nobody seems to mention the biggest miracle of the 20th century. Against the received wisdom that “a great power does not die in bed”, the Soviet Union, a nuclear empire, collapsed without major bloodshed.

    The Soviet Union collapsed with major bloodshed and it’s ongoing. Just because you may not have heard about it on the evening news, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Russia also suffered a demographic and economic collapse never before experienced by a major nation not at war.

    Additionally, an extremely dangerous situation has been created with the emergence of an unchecked hyper-aggressive global hegemony. This misbalance will likely lead to nuclear war that exterminates human civilization. But, hey, when you see that mushroom cloud and your eyeballs start to melt down your face, you can comfort yourself with inspiration from Ronald Reagan and John Paul II.

    For clarification, I am not defending the Soviet Union, its political system or its leaders.

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    • Replies: @Veritatis
    That is lazy thinking, whether you read the news or not. The "Cold War" ended without erupting into a hot WWIII. That is why George Bush talked about "the peace dividend" that is, the possibility of investing the military budget for peaceful purposes. The Soviet Empire agreed to let Germany reunite and Eastern Europe regain sovereignty without sending the tanks in.

    What happened afterwards, well, only fools believe that a struggle-free world can exist. Yes, the Russians got Yeltsin, and Jeffrey Sachs and his boys got their hands on the russian economy, their recipes for economic liberalization caused suffering and despair not only in Russia but in many parts of the third world.Yes, Brennan's warning wasn't heeded and NATO expanded to Russia's border. Yes, the US was the sole remaining superpower, and that power imbalances causes problems.

    But the Cold War ended without major bloodshed plus the defeat of the Communist option. The alternatives (nuclear war or communist subjugation) were truly terrible.

    Next time you build a strawman, do it better.
  107. Realist says:
    @Realist
    Russia and Putin in particular are vilified by most no nothing Americans. Russia is blamed for involving it's self in the elections of other countries, including the US, when it is the US that is the number one meddler in foreign governments....by far.

    Should read ….know nothing Americans.

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  108. anon says: • Disclaimer

    First, I blame all problems between Russia and the US to what George Kennan referred to as the incredible poverty of imagination of the United States following the collapse of the USSR. The idea of expanding NATO and the EU to Russia’s borders was beyond stupid.

    Russia is no more interested in annexing Ukraine than the US in annexing Mexico. They are a regional military power and are now strong enough to decisively defend their borders. But lack the resources to take and hold territory. And even if they did, it is expensive and unnecessary.

    Putin seems reasonable but far from desirable. He could have had Crimea without all the drama. He blundered into a costly sanctions episode. Unfortunately, he was rewarded politically for his diplomatic failures.

    If there were any real basis for conflict, the current farce would be tragic. As is, both Russia and the US have a pseudo cold war that justifies Putin’s regime, insulates him from a population that is ready for reform, and has vastly increased his popularity.

    The US ‘deep state’ and Europe desperately need this to justify the EU, justify NATO, and to justify the inevitable costs and intrusive intelligence activity that is the business of the deep state. Combined with the ‘war on terror’ and the emphasis on cyber warfare, they can now spend trillions on secret and unmeasurable big data and cyber security projects. And they don’t even need to cut in the military — since it will be done by contractors. Although the military does need to be paid off in order to keep them on board.

    These cyber security and data projects don’t produce anything tangible. Nothing embarrassing like weapons systems that don’t work and are over budget.

    The point being that Putin and the US Deep State are both beneficiaries of this pseudo conflict. As such and based on Putin’s bungling of Crimea, Putin is no hero nor a great leader. Rather, he has shown a lack of imagination and vision. And has been forced to operate reactively and opportunistically in ways that were costly for Russians but were spectacular for his career. Don’t forget, Putin transformed a diplomatic problem to a military one and subsequently has promoted it for his personal benefit.

    And as far as the real issue — if Europe or the US wants to enforce a rational immigration policy, it has zero to do with Russia.

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    • Replies: @bluedog
    Are you trying to say that the Russian people want to be just like us with a hundred million unemployed millions in poverty a society that is dead from the neck up, while we stumble from war to war, which is hard to believe, with a government that border's on the line of the old KGB, as far as I'm concerned he acted just right in the Crimea, much better than we did in Serbia, the looks on the faces of the deep state would have been wonderful to behold for without a doubt they all ready had the spots picked out for their missile placements,where the next burger king would go and the night clubs for the brass,I find it very hard to point fingers at someone else when we are just as bad or worse while we run around the world spreading out democracy which they receive dead or alive,,
    , @Randal

    First, I blame all problems between Russia and the US to what George Kennan referred to as the incredible poverty of imagination of the United States following the collapse of the USSR. The idea of expanding NATO and the EU to Russia’s borders was beyond stupid.
     
    This is absolutely correct, and the fundamental truth which must be considered when assessing all Russian actions in the Putin era.

    You recognise it, but then fail to properly consider it in your judgements of subsequent events.

    He could have had Crimea without all the drama.
     
    How?

    Easy to make such an assertion. Hard to back it up plausibly. There is no way, absolutely zero possibility, that the Kiev regime in power after the coup would have allowed the people of the Crimea to peacefully secede.

    As is, both Russia and the US have a pseudo cold war that justifies Putin’s regime, insulates him from a population that is ready for reform, and has vastly increased his popularity.
     
    "Putin's regime" doesn't need justification. He's overwhelmingly and rightfully popular in Russia. The broader government might not be, which is another matter. It's not "Putin's regime" that needs reform, but rather the competence and responsiveness of Russia governance generally. Perhaps if the US sphere would stop actively engaging in subversion in Russia, they might have a chance to do something about it. It's hard to allow dissent when most dissent is funded and supported by hostile foreign powers intent on regime change.

    The US ‘deep state’ and Europe desperately need this to justify the EU, justify NATO, and to justify the inevitable costs and intrusive intelligence activity that is the business of the deep state. Combined with the ‘war on terror’ and the emphasis on cyber warfare, they can now spend trillions on secret and unmeasurable big data and cyber security projects. And they don’t even need to cut in the military — since it will be done by contractors. Although the military does need to be paid off in order to keep them on board.
     
    Again, you identify some of the real sources of the problems in US sphere/Russian relations.

    Rather, he has shown a lack of imagination and vision. And has been forced to operate reactively and opportunistically in ways that were costly for Russians but were spectacular for his career. Don’t forget, Putin transformed a diplomatic problem to a military one and subsequently has promoted it for his personal benefit.
     
    Again, you blandly assert these charges without consideration for the actual odds stacked against Russia and Putin since the 1990s.

    I doubt that anyone could easily propose realistic and plausible alternative strategies, even with the benefit of hindsight, by which Russia cold have achieved what Russia has achieved under Putin in the face of the steadfast US sphere aggression and hostility and, with the recent oil price drop, economic headwinds Russia has faced in the past two decades.

    Ten years ago, the US regime had been pushing Russia back for a decade and a half, and was set upon incorporating Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, and regime changing Syria. Those things are pretty much impossible now, and with the rescue of Crimea the loss of Sevastopol is no longer a factor even if Ukraine stays in the US sphere.

    That's all thanks to Putin's strategic leadership, often involving bold (ie risky) decisions requiring real nerve, and highly competent execution.

    Credit where it is due.
  109. @RadicalCenter
    Might agree with you about the Mongol Horde and Napoleon, but the Nazis? Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot after they "liberated" eastern Europe from the Nazis might disagree. No reason to think that they would have been any worse off under the Nazis than they were under the Soviets. Two terrifying options for a conquered people.

    Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot after they “liberated” eastern Europe from the Nazis might disagree.

    Yeah, right; millions of people living inside your skull.

    A 2014 INSCOP Research poll — the last credible survey that asked the question — found that about 60.5 percent of Romanians believed they lived better under communism.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/apr/18/nicolae-ceausescus-legacy-reconsidered-amid-nostal/

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  110. @Alden
    We're it not for abortion the black percentage of the US population would be about 35 percent instead of 12 percent.
    Crime, and welfare would be out of control

    Illegal primitive Hispanic Indian immigrant women would have 6 or 7 anchor babies on welfare instead of 2 or 3

    Is that what you want? If you want Roe overturned you are a traitor to the White race and a fool. You want more affirmative action for non Whites, more discrimination against Whites, more crime against Whites, and a massive non White population

    FYI the answer is not more White babies who will be discriminated against because they are White but more and more free abortions for the non Whites. FYI it's not Whites who get abortions it's mostly Hispanics and blacks

    In fact, Roe vs Wade is the only court decision that has favored Whites in the last 7o years.

    Because they distract themselves with fuddy duddy issues like abortion, vulgar entertainmen, patriotism and the defense of cuthroat capitalism, conservatives are as detrimental and dangerous to Whites as liberals, Jews and minorities.

    This is my White Nationalist Motto.
    What is good for Whites is good.
    What is bad for Whites is bad.

    And abortion is definitely good for Whites

    Therefore abortion is good

    That’s a pretty non-white attitude, my tribalist friend. You should consider getting an ancestry test done before you commit yourself to us.

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    You should consider getting an ancestry test done before you commit yourself to us.
     
    Whatever his ancestry or commitment, his take on the demographics of this topic is more or less correct. The only ancestry that matters to the vast majority, is what others see.
  111. @Intelligent Dasein
    I wish to say this as clearly as possible. The allegations of Russia "hacking," subverting, or otherwise influencing the US elections are total fabrications. The intelligence hearings that just took place are a national disgrace. This is the Deep State pissing on our shoes and saying it's raining to extent that we haven't seen before. It's very ominous in its implications.

    They are doubling down on the lie of Russian hacking by already applying the frontlash to the inevitable reaction. They are now saying that one of Russia's ostensible goals is to undermine our faith in the US government and our trust in its officials and institutions. You see, if you balk at what the Deep State is doing, if you doubt the inerrancy of its proclamations, if you do anything other than love Big Brother, then you are already part of the problem.

    A state that resorts to such tactics has lost all credibility. These pathetic attempts to gaslight us into hating Russia and embracing the Cathedral are emblematic of a weak and feckless tyranny. It shows to what extent our elites have become a congeries of impotent lunatics, careerists, catamites, bluestockings, and effeminate Farquaads.

    The Russian hacking meme bears the impress and style of Bill Clinton. It is the typically Clintonian method of destroying one's enemies by making up absolutely scurrilous charges and then meming them into existence through unrelenting repetition and escalation. This is why Hillary Clinton did not make a concession speech on election night. Bill took over DNC operations and began wargaming how they were going to destroy Trump, motivated by the very real fear that he was about to send them all to prison. When Hillary finally appeared the next morning, she was already attributing her electoral misfortunes to a "coordinated cyber attack." They have been deepening and ramifying this fallacious charge ever since that day.

    Anyone who has the ear of President Trump and who may be able to influence him needs to impart this one all-important fact. He cannot Make America Great Again if he cannot first save himself, and to save himself he needs to destroy the Left. He needs to imprison Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, and James Comey for their treasonous acts. He needs to depose and silence these activist judges. He needs to completely shut down and dissolve large swaths of the the federal bureaucracy. He needs to "Lock her up!"

    This is his real mandate. If he does these things he will have the support of a surprisingly large number of Americans and his success will build on itself. If he fails to do this the Left will not fail to destroy him. Only one can survive this confrontation.

    Are you listening, Mr. Trump?

    And then the violence escalates. Then what? The Clinton’s are not worthy of the trust some have put in them. And Trump is not worthy of the trust you would put in him.

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  112. bluedog says:
    @anon
    First, I blame all problems between Russia and the US to what George Kennan referred to as the incredible poverty of imagination of the United States following the collapse of the USSR. The idea of expanding NATO and the EU to Russia's borders was beyond stupid.

    Russia is no more interested in annexing Ukraine than the US in annexing Mexico. They are a regional military power and are now strong enough to decisively defend their borders. But lack the resources to take and hold territory. And even if they did, it is expensive and unnecessary.

    Putin seems reasonable but far from desirable. He could have had Crimea without all the drama. He blundered into a costly sanctions episode. Unfortunately, he was rewarded politically for his diplomatic failures.

    If there were any real basis for conflict, the current farce would be tragic. As is, both Russia and the US have a pseudo cold war that justifies Putin's regime, insulates him from a population that is ready for reform, and has vastly increased his popularity.

    The US 'deep state' and Europe desperately need this to justify the EU, justify NATO, and to justify the inevitable costs and intrusive intelligence activity that is the business of the deep state. Combined with the 'war on terror' and the emphasis on cyber warfare, they can now spend trillions on secret and unmeasurable big data and cyber security projects. And they don't even need to cut in the military -- since it will be done by contractors. Although the military does need to be paid off in order to keep them on board.

    These cyber security and data projects don't produce anything tangible. Nothing embarrassing like weapons systems that don't work and are over budget.

    The point being that Putin and the US Deep State are both beneficiaries of this pseudo conflict. As such and based on Putin's bungling of Crimea, Putin is no hero nor a great leader. Rather, he has shown a lack of imagination and vision. And has been forced to operate reactively and opportunistically in ways that were costly for Russians but were spectacular for his career. Don't forget, Putin transformed a diplomatic problem to a military one and subsequently has promoted it for his personal benefit.

    And as far as the real issue -- if Europe or the US wants to enforce a rational immigration policy, it has zero to do with Russia.

    Are you trying to say that the Russian people want to be just like us with a hundred million unemployed millions in poverty a society that is dead from the neck up, while we stumble from war to war, which is hard to believe, with a government that border’s on the line of the old KGB, as far as I’m concerned he acted just right in the Crimea, much better than we did in Serbia, the looks on the faces of the deep state would have been wonderful to behold for without a doubt they all ready had the spots picked out for their missile placements,where the next burger king would go and the night clubs for the brass,I find it very hard to point fingers at someone else when we are just as bad or worse while we run around the world spreading out democracy which they receive dead or alive,,

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  113. Ximenes says:
    @Donald MacKenzie
    A lot of what Pat says here reminds me of what I've read was said of A. Hitler in the 1930s, who is said to have been widely revered among his people, restored national pride, resolved financial hardship etc. Let us hope that Putin, Lavrov & Co. are smart enough to avoid being manoeuvred and goaded into actions that can be used as a pretext for starting another war by western powers, the consequences of which don't bear thinking about.

    Putin’s rise to power seems a lot more natural and legitimate. He rose through the bureaucracy, showing true leadership skills to all he encountered. Hitler was a little corporal whose main skill was giving rousing speeches. I’d say Hitler resembles Trump more than Putin.

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  114. Randal says:
    @anon
    First, I blame all problems between Russia and the US to what George Kennan referred to as the incredible poverty of imagination of the United States following the collapse of the USSR. The idea of expanding NATO and the EU to Russia's borders was beyond stupid.

    Russia is no more interested in annexing Ukraine than the US in annexing Mexico. They are a regional military power and are now strong enough to decisively defend their borders. But lack the resources to take and hold territory. And even if they did, it is expensive and unnecessary.

    Putin seems reasonable but far from desirable. He could have had Crimea without all the drama. He blundered into a costly sanctions episode. Unfortunately, he was rewarded politically for his diplomatic failures.

    If there were any real basis for conflict, the current farce would be tragic. As is, both Russia and the US have a pseudo cold war that justifies Putin's regime, insulates him from a population that is ready for reform, and has vastly increased his popularity.

    The US 'deep state' and Europe desperately need this to justify the EU, justify NATO, and to justify the inevitable costs and intrusive intelligence activity that is the business of the deep state. Combined with the 'war on terror' and the emphasis on cyber warfare, they can now spend trillions on secret and unmeasurable big data and cyber security projects. And they don't even need to cut in the military -- since it will be done by contractors. Although the military does need to be paid off in order to keep them on board.

    These cyber security and data projects don't produce anything tangible. Nothing embarrassing like weapons systems that don't work and are over budget.

    The point being that Putin and the US Deep State are both beneficiaries of this pseudo conflict. As such and based on Putin's bungling of Crimea, Putin is no hero nor a great leader. Rather, he has shown a lack of imagination and vision. And has been forced to operate reactively and opportunistically in ways that were costly for Russians but were spectacular for his career. Don't forget, Putin transformed a diplomatic problem to a military one and subsequently has promoted it for his personal benefit.

    And as far as the real issue -- if Europe or the US wants to enforce a rational immigration policy, it has zero to do with Russia.

    First, I blame all problems between Russia and the US to what George Kennan referred to as the incredible poverty of imagination of the United States following the collapse of the USSR. The idea of expanding NATO and the EU to Russia’s borders was beyond stupid.

    This is absolutely correct, and the fundamental truth which must be considered when assessing all Russian actions in the Putin era.

    You recognise it, but then fail to properly consider it in your judgements of subsequent events.

    He could have had Crimea without all the drama.

    How?

    Easy to make such an assertion. Hard to back it up plausibly. There is no way, absolutely zero possibility, that the Kiev regime in power after the coup would have allowed the people of the Crimea to peacefully secede.

    As is, both Russia and the US have a pseudo cold war that justifies Putin’s regime, insulates him from a population that is ready for reform, and has vastly increased his popularity.

    “Putin’s regime” doesn’t need justification. He’s overwhelmingly and rightfully popular in Russia. The broader government might not be, which is another matter. It’s not “Putin’s regime” that needs reform, but rather the competence and responsiveness of Russia governance generally. Perhaps if the US sphere would stop actively engaging in subversion in Russia, they might have a chance to do something about it. It’s hard to allow dissent when most dissent is funded and supported by hostile foreign powers intent on regime change.

    The US ‘deep state’ and Europe desperately need this to justify the EU, justify NATO, and to justify the inevitable costs and intrusive intelligence activity that is the business of the deep state. Combined with the ‘war on terror’ and the emphasis on cyber warfare, they can now spend trillions on secret and unmeasurable big data and cyber security projects. And they don’t even need to cut in the military — since it will be done by contractors. Although the military does need to be paid off in order to keep them on board.

    Again, you identify some of the real sources of the problems in US sphere/Russian relations.

    Rather, he has shown a lack of imagination and vision. And has been forced to operate reactively and opportunistically in ways that were costly for Russians but were spectacular for his career. Don’t forget, Putin transformed a diplomatic problem to a military one and subsequently has promoted it for his personal benefit.

    Again, you blandly assert these charges without consideration for the actual odds stacked against Russia and Putin since the 1990s.

    I doubt that anyone could easily propose realistic and plausible alternative strategies, even with the benefit of hindsight, by which Russia cold have achieved what Russia has achieved under Putin in the face of the steadfast US sphere aggression and hostility and, with the recent oil price drop, economic headwinds Russia has faced in the past two decades.

    Ten years ago, the US regime had been pushing Russia back for a decade and a half, and was set upon incorporating Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, and regime changing Syria. Those things are pretty much impossible now, and with the rescue of Crimea the loss of Sevastopol is no longer a factor even if Ukraine stays in the US sphere.

    That’s all thanks to Putin’s strategic leadership, often involving bold (ie risky) decisions requiring real nerve, and highly competent execution.

    Credit where it is due.

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  115. KenH says:

    I’d have to agree that Putin is acting like the world’s preeminent statesman and more so than Trump, who’s morphed into neo-conservative light and supporter of the continued existence of NATO since the inauguration. Putin should resurrect the old Warsaw Pact and begin recruiting Iran, Syria, China, Mexico and Canada to see how we like it.

    The three or four journos who Putin is accused of having killed were most likely CIA assets or such true believers in Zionist propaganda that they may as well have been.

    Of course, Putin is not perfect, but the American judenpresse and neo-cons hate him because he’s the main stumbling block to the realization of the (((Wolfowitz doctrine))). And he reveres and respects the Russian people unlike the majority of other Western leaders who despise their own white subjects and tax slaves and who are assiduously working to replace them with Mid East Muslims and Africans in Europe and the UK and with Mexicans and other third world racial stocks in the U.S.

    If Putin began demilitarizing, became subservient to U.S. demands, began promoting homosexuality and opening up his borders to the third world he’d be nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. This is what the (((globalists))) demand and nothing less.

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    • Replies: @Corvinus
    "And he reveres and respects the Russian people unlike the majority of other Western leaders who despise their own white subjects and tax slaves..."

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.

    "and who are assiduously working to replace them with Mid East Muslims and Africans in Europe and the UK and with Mexicans and other third world racial stocks in the U.S."

    Russia is multicultural.

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/anna-alekseyeva/russian-politics-of-multiculturalism

    "Not only has Putin defended Islam as historically indigenous to Russian culture, he has also sided with the proposition that Orthodox Christianity is closer to Islam than to Catholicism. While Western Protestants evince their liberal values through support of abortion and homosexuality, Putin has said, Islam and the ROC are bound in their deference to a traditional value system."
    , @Avery
    {I’d have to agree that Putin is acting like the world’s preeminent statesman and more so than Trump, who’s morphed into neo-conservative light and supporter of the continued existence of NATO since the inauguration. Putin should resurrect the old Warsaw Pact and begin recruiting Iran, Syria, China, Mexico and Canada to see how we like it.}

    Putin has a built-in advantage, that is also unfortunately a weakness.
    He and a small group of advisers can move Russia in the right direction without any internal interference.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically - good or bad. One federal judge, acting completely illegally, has blocked an Executive Order that cannot legally be blocked: but a handful of activists judges decided on their own that radical Muslims from several Islamists countries have the same rights as US citizens. There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.

    As to NATO: again, there is only so much Trump can do. There are a bunch of Republican senators and Representative who are anti-American globalists, who hate Trump and what he and those who voted for him stand for, and will not hesitate to impeach him, if he shakes the tree too hard and too quickly. One man cannot undo about 50 years or so of Globalization and de-Americanization of US. I mean, one nut judge is even trying to force the executive branch to accept 100,000 refugees, instead of the 50,000 the EO specifies: that's how far the anti-American nuts have corrupted the country.

    As to Warsaw pact: neither Mexico, nor Canada will be allowed to leave the US orbit, even if they wanted to, which they don't. A de-facto alliance between Syria, Iran, China, and Russia is already unofficially in the works. And it would be stupid for Moscow to expend capital to 'recruit' Mexico or Canada. Better to try to get Germany and France out of the Globalist clutches. The Eurasian continent is the natural habitat of great powers like Russia, Germany, France, China......If Le Pen wins, France is in with Russia. Without either France or Germany, the Globalist octopus strangling European nations will shrink and die off.

  116. Veritatis says:
    @JL

    Nobody seems to mention the biggest miracle of the 20th century. Against the received wisdom that “a great power does not die in bed”, the Soviet Union, a nuclear empire, collapsed without major bloodshed.
     
    The Soviet Union collapsed with major bloodshed and it's ongoing. Just because you may not have heard about it on the evening news, doesn't mean it didn't happen. Russia also suffered a demographic and economic collapse never before experienced by a major nation not at war.

    Additionally, an extremely dangerous situation has been created with the emergence of an unchecked hyper-aggressive global hegemony. This misbalance will likely lead to nuclear war that exterminates human civilization. But, hey, when you see that mushroom cloud and your eyeballs start to melt down your face, you can comfort yourself with inspiration from Ronald Reagan and John Paul II.

    For clarification, I am not defending the Soviet Union, its political system or its leaders.

    That is lazy thinking, whether you read the news or not. The “Cold War” ended without erupting into a hot WWIII. That is why George Bush talked about “the peace dividend” that is, the possibility of investing the military budget for peaceful purposes. The Soviet Empire agreed to let Germany reunite and Eastern Europe regain sovereignty without sending the tanks in.

    What happened afterwards, well, only fools believe that a struggle-free world can exist. Yes, the Russians got Yeltsin, and Jeffrey Sachs and his boys got their hands on the russian economy, their recipes for economic liberalization caused suffering and despair not only in Russia but in many parts of the third world.Yes, Brennan’s warning wasn’t heeded and NATO expanded to Russia’s border. Yes, the US was the sole remaining superpower, and that power imbalances causes problems.

    But the Cold War ended without major bloodshed plus the defeat of the Communist option. The alternatives (nuclear war or communist subjugation) were truly terrible.

    Next time you build a strawman, do it better.

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    But the Cold War ended without major bloodshed plus the defeat of the Communist option. The alternatives (nuclear war or communist subjugation) were truly terrible.
     
    You haven't mentioned the other alternative, which was what we had during the 70s - uneasy but essentially peaceful co-existence of the two superpowers. Which was infinitely preferable to what we have now.
  117. @RadicalCenter
    Might agree with you about the Mongol Horde and Napoleon, but the Nazis? Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot after they "liberated" eastern Europe from the Nazis might disagree. No reason to think that they would have been any worse off under the Nazis than they were under the Soviets. Two terrifying options for a conquered people.

    “Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot..”

    If this is true, explain why the East Europeans want to return to Communism?

    Before you start frothing at the mouth, please check in the Internet “East Europe’s nostalgia for Communism”.

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  118. @utu
    "Religion is opium for masses."

    Mikhail Suslov, is it really you? Always vigilant on the doctrine. You have not changed. Still repeating the old worn out slogan w/o employing any thought. You are as useful now as you were then. Go away where you came from.

    Firstly try and prove me wrong before writing nonsense. Organized religion always was about one thing, keeping serfs down and concerned with something other than fruit of their hard labor being consumed by parasites.

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  119. @Stonehands
    The business of China is business....The business of Imperial DC is WAR, that's why they are 20 trillion in the hole...

    Americans are fat and lazy. They like to get drunk and fuck, or watch sports and porn. Half of black americans are illiterate. Very little decadent influence of the west in China.

    Chinese are hard workers who are proud of their race and Civilization.

    China is at least $23 trillion in similar hole very early in their developmental cycle. They are also very dependant upon critical resources from far away. locations.It is going to hurt China bottom line long term and put it further down the said hole. China has been blowing huge bubbles over the past decade. How sustainable the whole project is, is still a big question. I am not defending USA, just pointing at the facts.

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  120. @Sergey Krieger
    Religion is opium for masses.

    The MSM is the opium of the people!

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  121. Corvinus says:

    Let’s dispense with this man crush of Putin. He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus, used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist), called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), and is other than a friend to Christianity.

    http://www.breitbart.com/faith/2016/07/10/putin-signs-measure-revoking-religious-freedom/

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    • Replies: @JL

    He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus
     
    Putin was a mid-level functionary in the KGB and his career there overall was rather lackluster. Are you privy to some information that the general public is not?
    , @Avery
    {used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist),}

    The usual Globalist MSM lies: not an iota of evidence that Putin has allegedly enriched himself.

    On the other hand, The Clinton Crime Family has in fact enriched itself.
    Both Bill Clinton and The Hildabeast have been public employees - read parasites - since their days in Arkansas. Despite feeding at the taxpayer trough all their professional lives, the parasites are now worth an estimated $100 million. How did that happen?

    The Obamas, also having never made a dollar in the private sector, are now closing in on $100 million. Barak Hussein Obama got a $60 million deal to write a book. There is zero evidence that Putin used his government connections to allegedly enrich himself, but there is ample evidence that dirt-poor parasites Clintons and Obamas did use their public 'service' (sic) connections to enrich themselves. And what Putin did or didn't do should not concern American taxpayers.
    But what Clintons and Obamas do should.
    No?

    {called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), }

    Ouch(!). '(socialist!)' Horror.
    Yeah: Putin wants Russians to have more children.
    I am sure Globalist anti-Russian, anti-Christian reptiles object to that.

    {...and is other than a friend to Christianity.}

    [Russian Orthodox Church revival under Putin continues]
    https://www.christiantoday.com/article/russian.orthodox.church.revival.under.putin.continues/78687.htm

    {The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has been expanding at the rate of nearly 1,000 churches a year, according to its head, Patriarch Kirill. Speaking at the Council of Bishops in Moscow, Kirill said the ROC now numbers 34,764 churches. Five thousand have been built or restored since 2009.
    The Church has 361 bishops, nearly 40,000 priests and deacons, 455 monasteries and 471 convents.
    The position of the ROC under the presidency of Vladimir Putin has strengthened considerably and it is increasingly identified with a nationalist agenda. Putin himself revealed in 2012 that he was illicitly baptised as an infant at the behest of his mother against the wishes of his staunchly Communist father at a time when the Church was still out of favour.
    Around 23,000 churches fell into disrepair or were demolished during Communist rule. However, Putin has sought to reverse this decline, signing orders restoring some of the Church's large landholdings confiscated under Communism.}


    God bless the Russian Orthodox Christianity.
    Go Putin.
    Thank You Jesus.
  122. The Scalpel says: • Website
    @Bill

    A relative weakness of the western democratic systems is the short election cycle which incentivizes politicians to think in terms of short term political gain and not the long-term best interest of their country
     
    People really enjoy repeating slogans. Since incumbents always win, there is plenty of long-term thinking in Washington. It just isn't long-term thinking about the interest of the country or its inhabitants.

    You might call my observation a slogan, but it is true nonetheless. Long term thinking is not long-term doing. Incumbents get reelected because the system is somewhat rigged. Anyway, the fact that incumbents often get reelected does not mean that there is long-term thinking or that whatever thinking is done is in the best interest of the country. I would say that incumbents get reelected by acting on a series of short term political gains because their reelection is not guaranteed.

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  123. Corvinus says:
    @KenH
    I'd have to agree that Putin is acting like the world's preeminent statesman and more so than Trump, who's morphed into neo-conservative light and supporter of the continued existence of NATO since the inauguration. Putin should resurrect the old Warsaw Pact and begin recruiting Iran, Syria, China, Mexico and Canada to see how we like it.

    The three or four journos who Putin is accused of having killed were most likely CIA assets or such true believers in Zionist propaganda that they may as well have been.

    Of course, Putin is not perfect, but the American judenpresse and neo-cons hate him because he's the main stumbling block to the realization of the (((Wolfowitz doctrine))). And he reveres and respects the Russian people unlike the majority of other Western leaders who despise their own white subjects and tax slaves and who are assiduously working to replace them with Mid East Muslims and Africans in Europe and the UK and with Mexicans and other third world racial stocks in the U.S.

    If Putin began demilitarizing, became subservient to U.S. demands, began promoting homosexuality and opening up his borders to the third world he'd be nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. This is what the (((globalists))) demand and nothing less.

    “And he reveres and respects the Russian people unlike the majority of other Western leaders who despise their own white subjects and tax slaves…”

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.

    “and who are assiduously working to replace them with Mid East Muslims and Africans in Europe and the UK and with Mexicans and other third world racial stocks in the U.S.”

    Russia is multicultural.

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/anna-alekseyeva/russian-politics-of-multiculturalism

    “Not only has Putin defended Islam as historically indigenous to Russian culture, he has also sided with the proposition that Orthodox Christianity is closer to Islam than to Catholicism. While Western Protestants evince their liberal values through support of abortion and homosexuality, Putin has said, Islam and the ROC are bound in their deference to a traditional value system.”

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    { By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.}

    So say Globalist MSM liars, with not a shred of evidence.

    On the other hand, there is better than even chance that Clintons arranged for the ‘suicide’ of Vince Foster, for example.
    And Julian Assange has hinted that DNC staffer Seth Rich was the secret source who leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks.
    Seth Rich was mysteriously murdered in Washington DC: his murder has not been solved to date.
    And…..Obama did order the murder of a US citizen. It is public record.
    US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki was murdered by a CIA drone: no charges, no trial, no conviction.
    Simply murdered for his anti-American proselytizing.
    I have no sympathy for someone _advocating_ killing Americans, but American Globalist psychos lecturing Russia and Putin, while they have no compunction murdering a US citizen and his teenage son for nothing more than anti-American propaganda - is rich.

    On the other, although there is no evidence he was executed, I dearly hope FSB reached out and touched the Russian-Jew treasonous gangster who stole $10s of billions from Russia - Berezovsky – with a sharp tip of an umbrella.

    Putin and Chistianity:

    [(Un)Holy Alliance: Vladimir Putin, The Russian Orthodox Church And Russian Exceptionalism]

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulcoyer/2015/05/21/unholy-alliance-vladimir-putin-and-the-russian-orthodox-church/#2b28616927d5
    When Globalist mouthpiece Forbes writes about ‘(un)Holy’ alliance between Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church, we know Putin is doing something right.
    Thank You Jesus.

    Also see:
    [Russian Orthodox Church revival under Putin continues]
    https://www.christiantoday.com/article/russian.orthodox.church.revival.under.putin.continues/78687.htm
    Thank You Jesus.

    , @KenH

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.
     
    Sure Corvy, like forces in the U.S. aren't trying to stamp out all pro-white and non-liberal commentary and dissent by declaring them "Russian agents" and "fake news disseminators". We're one left wing SCOTUS justice aways from curbs on the first amendment which would amount to outlawing anything radical leftists like you don't like.

    Russia is multicultural.
     
    No shit, but Putin still isn't inundating Russian federation territory with hundreds of thousands of Africans and Muslims like some Western European leaders are doing. And he isn't afraid to acknowledge the existence of his fellow white Slavic Russians and institute initiatives to raise their birthrates.

    Negro worshipper Trump and the Republicans are deathly afraid to address American whites as whites instead preferring to use the generic "Americans" label. And they want to outlaw abortion so violent and shiftless blacks can have even more babies and make every square inch of our cities uninhabitable and no-go zones.
  124. Mulegino1 says:

    One assumes the headline of the article is a rhetorical question. Of course Putin is the preeminent statesman of our times, and a world historical figure. The political hacks of the west are Lilliputians alongside of Putin’s Gulliver – although Trump, Le Pen and Orban have a chance to also assume world historical status, should they ride out the leftist counter tsunami against the nationalist, populist revolts. President Xi is also a tremendous leader of his people.

    The corrupt sacks of merde such as Obama, Merkel, Hillary, Cameron, W. Bush, Blair, Hollande, inter alia, who have darkened the halls of power in the west are nothing less than the sycophantic and servile acolytes of the system of Antichrist. Prayerfully, their days are over for good. May the new generation of leaders be real men (and maidenly women) and not the interchangeable she-he’s of the western political elites.

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    Mulegino1, a bit OT, but you may be interested in the discussion going on here:

    http://www.unz.com/imercer/africa-bcac-before-and-after-colonialism/
  125. @Ace
    It's amazing to read about French presidential politics. Gallia Watch has the story. Le Pen makes sense as a nationalist and is, of course, friendly to Putin

    The rest are clowns who make Janet Yellin look like an incisive thinker. It's embarrassing to see such vacuity and maneuvering over platitudes. These are ciphers, one of whom has a shot at being the president of France (if the parties gang up on Le Pen as I expect they will).

    Le Pen could do immense good but, as with all Western European voters, it's far from certain they'll do anything but punish the patriotic candidates.

    Poor France, it is a joke. No body takes France seriously, ever since Charles de Gaulle passed.

    The same people is running France now, so of course they hate nationalist leaders, such as the great Putin.

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  126. @john cronk
    "Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."


    Grow up, Pat. One doesn't have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.

    Pat was obviously referring to the Judeo (talmudic)-Masonic-Protestant element in the so called western society’s history.

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  127. JL says:
    @Corvinus
    Let’s dispense with this man crush of Putin. He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus, used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist), called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), and is other than a friend to Christianity.

    http://www.breitbart.com/faith/2016/07/10/putin-signs-measure-revoking-religious-freedom/

    He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus

    Putin was a mid-level functionary in the KGB and his career there overall was rather lackluster. Are you privy to some information that the general public is not?

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  128. Corvinus says:
    @Jus' Sayin'...
    You need to become more familiar with American history and the Constitution.

    First look up the apocryphal quote, "John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!". Note that when faced with a powerful and fearless President the Supreme Court trod very lightly indeed. Jackson ignored the Court's decision, Georgia went ahead doing what it planned to do, and Marshall kept his mouth shut. He perhaps feared Jackson challenging him to a duel.

    Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction. James Bulger actually did the former in Massachusetts when he was Senate President and the Chief Justice annoyed him. Bulger won that pissing contest handily.

    Consider that if the President and Congress had the moral courage they could easily and permanently eliminate Roe v Wade and all its sequelae. All they need do is pass a law denying any federal court any appellate review of any law involving abortion and then pass a second law ceding all legal control of abortion to the States. They could meet any judicial revolt with total de-funding of the appropriate courts. This would certainly cause a "Constitutional crisis" but if Congress and the President stood firm all the country's "dictators in black robes" would be faced with a fait accompli, despite how they might seeth and froth with rage.

    “First look up the apocryphal quote, “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it!”. Note that when faced with a powerful and fearless President the Supreme Court trod very lightly indeed.”

    Jackson as chief executive is to enforce the laws and Supreme Court decisions. He unconstitutionally ignored Marshall’s decision and undermined the system of checks and balances. That is not leadership, that is subverting the rule of law.

    “Jackson ignored the Court’s decision, Georgia went ahead doing what it planned to do, and Marshall kept his mouth shut. He perhaps feared Jackson challenging him to a duel.”

    Right, which was to remove by force several thousand natives from their ancestral lands. And Marshall assuredly didn’t keep his mouth shut. When South Carolina declared that it had the power to nullify federal laws with which it disagreed, Jackson embraced Marshall’s vision of judicial authority, issuing a proclamation of the Supreme Court’s ultimate power to decide constitutional questions and emphasizing that its decisions had to be obeyed. When Marshall died three years later, Jackson hailed him as a national hero.

    “Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction.”

    If it were that “easy”, then several presidents and Congress would have taken that route.

    “Consider that if the President and Congress had the moral courage they could easily and permanently eliminate Roe v Wade and all its sequelae.”

    You live in a fantasy land. It’s not about “moral courage”, but its about adhering to the will of the people and protecting the Constitution.

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  129. Avery says:
    @KenH
    I'd have to agree that Putin is acting like the world's preeminent statesman and more so than Trump, who's morphed into neo-conservative light and supporter of the continued existence of NATO since the inauguration. Putin should resurrect the old Warsaw Pact and begin recruiting Iran, Syria, China, Mexico and Canada to see how we like it.

    The three or four journos who Putin is accused of having killed were most likely CIA assets or such true believers in Zionist propaganda that they may as well have been.

    Of course, Putin is not perfect, but the American judenpresse and neo-cons hate him because he's the main stumbling block to the realization of the (((Wolfowitz doctrine))). And he reveres and respects the Russian people unlike the majority of other Western leaders who despise their own white subjects and tax slaves and who are assiduously working to replace them with Mid East Muslims and Africans in Europe and the UK and with Mexicans and other third world racial stocks in the U.S.

    If Putin began demilitarizing, became subservient to U.S. demands, began promoting homosexuality and opening up his borders to the third world he'd be nominated for the Nobel Peace prize. This is what the (((globalists))) demand and nothing less.

    {I’d have to agree that Putin is acting like the world’s preeminent statesman and more so than Trump, who’s morphed into neo-conservative light and supporter of the continued existence of NATO since the inauguration. Putin should resurrect the old Warsaw Pact and begin recruiting Iran, Syria, China, Mexico and Canada to see how we like it.}

    Putin has a built-in advantage, that is also unfortunately a weakness.
    He and a small group of advisers can move Russia in the right direction without any internal interference.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically – good or bad. One federal judge, acting completely illegally, has blocked an Executive Order that cannot legally be blocked: but a handful of activists judges decided on their own that radical Muslims from several Islamists countries have the same rights as US citizens. There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.

    As to NATO: again, there is only so much Trump can do. There are a bunch of Republican senators and Representative who are anti-American globalists, who hate Trump and what he and those who voted for him stand for, and will not hesitate to impeach him, if he shakes the tree too hard and too quickly. One man cannot undo about 50 years or so of Globalization and de-Americanization of US. I mean, one nut judge is even trying to force the executive branch to accept 100,000 refugees, instead of the 50,000 the EO specifies: that’s how far the anti-American nuts have corrupted the country.

    As to Warsaw pact: neither Mexico, nor Canada will be allowed to leave the US orbit, even if they wanted to, which they don’t. A de-facto alliance between Syria, Iran, China, and Russia is already unofficially in the works. And it would be stupid for Moscow to expend capital to ‘recruit’ Mexico or Canada. Better to try to get Germany and France out of the Globalist clutches. The Eurasian continent is the natural habitat of great powers like Russia, Germany, France, China……If Le Pen wins, France is in with Russia. Without either France or Germany, the Globalist octopus strangling European nations will shrink and die off.

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    There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.
     
    The federal judges have usurped power reserved for the executive branch, so Trump is well within his right to defy the federal judges and enforce the EO. Federal judges need to be made to learn that they cannot unilaterally override the legislative and executive branches when they politically disagree with them. This is getting out of hand. And in every case the federal judges didn't rule based on the stated intent and merits of the EO, but instead used remarks Trump made on the campaign trail to infer the EO amounted to a Muslim ban. Mind reading federal judges is a new development.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically – good or bad
     
    That's no longer the case and Trump's supporters aren't a small group of people. The Jews, with their disproportionate power and influence, still manage to change things drastically despite the roadblocks. The roadblocks are breaking down anyway and with a U.S. congress beset by infighting and deep ideological divides you're seeing presidents act unilaterally and dictatorially like Hussein Obama did. Republicans have resorted to the pen also as GW Bush bypassed Congress and wrote EO's that gave the NSA expanded powers to spy on Americans. Presidents were not supposed to have legislative power and any EO's are supposed to be within the scope of existing laws passed by Congress not completely outside of them that they constitutes new laws.

    Congress ceded their war making/declaring authority to the executive branch in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq. The list of abuses in endless.


    Better to try to get Germany and France out of the Globalist clutches.

     
    I agree, but the point about recruiting Mexico and Canada is that they are right on our doorstep so we would consider that an act of aggression if not war. But Russia is supposed to smile and take it all in jest when we move NATO right up to its Western border.
    , @MEexpert

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically – good or bad
     
    Apparently, it didn't work. The Jews (AIPAC) can change the direction of this country whenever they want.
    , @The Alarmist

    " There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there."
     
    He could have his AG, Sessions, issue an opinion that the stays of the executive orders have no basis in law, are ultra vires and will therefore be ignored until SCOTUS decides to intervene in what is more a political matter rather than one of the rights of non-citizens within and without the jurisdiction of the US. The ones already within the jurisdiction are one matter, but the rest, who are without, have no rights to benefits afforded to citizens and those lawfully admitted within US jurisdiction.
    , @Diversity Heretic
    I worry that in the (admittedly unlikely) event of a Marine Le Pen victory, the CIA would try to organize a "color revolution" to remove her.
  130. Miro23 says:
    @Intelligent Dasein
    I wish to say this as clearly as possible. The allegations of Russia "hacking," subverting, or otherwise influencing the US elections are total fabrications. The intelligence hearings that just took place are a national disgrace. This is the Deep State pissing on our shoes and saying it's raining to extent that we haven't seen before. It's very ominous in its implications.

    They are doubling down on the lie of Russian hacking by already applying the frontlash to the inevitable reaction. They are now saying that one of Russia's ostensible goals is to undermine our faith in the US government and our trust in its officials and institutions. You see, if you balk at what the Deep State is doing, if you doubt the inerrancy of its proclamations, if you do anything other than love Big Brother, then you are already part of the problem.

    A state that resorts to such tactics has lost all credibility. These pathetic attempts to gaslight us into hating Russia and embracing the Cathedral are emblematic of a weak and feckless tyranny. It shows to what extent our elites have become a congeries of impotent lunatics, careerists, catamites, bluestockings, and effeminate Farquaads.

    The Russian hacking meme bears the impress and style of Bill Clinton. It is the typically Clintonian method of destroying one's enemies by making up absolutely scurrilous charges and then meming them into existence through unrelenting repetition and escalation. This is why Hillary Clinton did not make a concession speech on election night. Bill took over DNC operations and began wargaming how they were going to destroy Trump, motivated by the very real fear that he was about to send them all to prison. When Hillary finally appeared the next morning, she was already attributing her electoral misfortunes to a "coordinated cyber attack." They have been deepening and ramifying this fallacious charge ever since that day.

    Anyone who has the ear of President Trump and who may be able to influence him needs to impart this one all-important fact. He cannot Make America Great Again if he cannot first save himself, and to save himself he needs to destroy the Left. He needs to imprison Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Valerie Jarrett, and James Comey for their treasonous acts. He needs to depose and silence these activist judges. He needs to completely shut down and dissolve large swaths of the the federal bureaucracy. He needs to "Lock her up!"

    This is his real mandate. If he does these things he will have the support of a surprisingly large number of Americans and his success will build on itself. If he fails to do this the Left will not fail to destroy him. Only one can survive this confrontation.

    Are you listening, Mr. Trump?

    This is his real mandate. If he does these things he will have the support of a surprisingly large number of Americans and his success will build on itself. If he fails to do this the Left will not fail to destroy him. Only one can survive this confrontation.

    This is probably right. The globalist, counter cultural left wants the Facade Democracy that they have had for the last 30 years and will try to break any genuine Democratic system, especially if it has voted for “America First”.

    Looking at it this way, the Deep State, MSM and plutocratic Special Interests are really just elements of a totalitarian insurgency, seeking to loot the country and destroy Constitutional America.

    As such, it’s legitimate to arrest them and put them on public trial. The embarrassment is the length of their laundry list of crimes running from Florida drug smuggling, Pizzagate, WMD fabrications, NSA spying to theft from the defense budget etc. etc. Just arrest them and get them plea bargaining.

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    Or just arrest one of them. Putin's detention of Khodorkovsky changed everything overnight.
  131. Miro23 says:
    @Miro23

    This is his real mandate. If he does these things he will have the support of a surprisingly large number of Americans and his success will build on itself. If he fails to do this the Left will not fail to destroy him. Only one can survive this confrontation.
     
    This is probably right. The globalist, counter cultural left wants the Facade Democracy that they have had for the last 30 years and will try to break any genuine Democratic system, especially if it has voted for "America First".

    Looking at it this way, the Deep State, MSM and plutocratic Special Interests are really just elements of a totalitarian insurgency, seeking to loot the country and destroy Constitutional America.

    As such, it's legitimate to arrest them and put them on public trial. The embarrassment is the length of their laundry list of crimes running from Florida drug smuggling, Pizzagate, WMD fabrications, NSA spying to theft from the defense budget etc. etc. Just arrest them and get them plea bargaining.

    Or just arrest one of them. Putin’s detention of Khodorkovsky changed everything overnight.

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  132. KenH says:
    @Avery
    {I’d have to agree that Putin is acting like the world’s preeminent statesman and more so than Trump, who’s morphed into neo-conservative light and supporter of the continued existence of NATO since the inauguration. Putin should resurrect the old Warsaw Pact and begin recruiting Iran, Syria, China, Mexico and Canada to see how we like it.}

    Putin has a built-in advantage, that is also unfortunately a weakness.
    He and a small group of advisers can move Russia in the right direction without any internal interference.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically - good or bad. One federal judge, acting completely illegally, has blocked an Executive Order that cannot legally be blocked: but a handful of activists judges decided on their own that radical Muslims from several Islamists countries have the same rights as US citizens. There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.

    As to NATO: again, there is only so much Trump can do. There are a bunch of Republican senators and Representative who are anti-American globalists, who hate Trump and what he and those who voted for him stand for, and will not hesitate to impeach him, if he shakes the tree too hard and too quickly. One man cannot undo about 50 years or so of Globalization and de-Americanization of US. I mean, one nut judge is even trying to force the executive branch to accept 100,000 refugees, instead of the 50,000 the EO specifies: that's how far the anti-American nuts have corrupted the country.

    As to Warsaw pact: neither Mexico, nor Canada will be allowed to leave the US orbit, even if they wanted to, which they don't. A de-facto alliance between Syria, Iran, China, and Russia is already unofficially in the works. And it would be stupid for Moscow to expend capital to 'recruit' Mexico or Canada. Better to try to get Germany and France out of the Globalist clutches. The Eurasian continent is the natural habitat of great powers like Russia, Germany, France, China......If Le Pen wins, France is in with Russia. Without either France or Germany, the Globalist octopus strangling European nations will shrink and die off.

    There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.

    The federal judges have usurped power reserved for the executive branch, so Trump is well within his right to defy the federal judges and enforce the EO. Federal judges need to be made to learn that they cannot unilaterally override the legislative and executive branches when they politically disagree with them. This is getting out of hand. And in every case the federal judges didn’t rule based on the stated intent and merits of the EO, but instead used remarks Trump made on the campaign trail to infer the EO amounted to a Muslim ban. Mind reading federal judges is a new development.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically – good or bad

    That’s no longer the case and Trump’s supporters aren’t a small group of people. The Jews, with their disproportionate power and influence, still manage to change things drastically despite the roadblocks. The roadblocks are breaking down anyway and with a U.S. congress beset by infighting and deep ideological divides you’re seeing presidents act unilaterally and dictatorially like Hussein Obama did. Republicans have resorted to the pen also as GW Bush bypassed Congress and wrote EO’s that gave the NSA expanded powers to spy on Americans. Presidents were not supposed to have legislative power and any EO’s are supposed to be within the scope of existing laws passed by Congress not completely outside of them that they constitutes new laws.

    Congress ceded their war making/declaring authority to the executive branch in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq. The list of abuses in endless.

    Better to try to get Germany and France out of the Globalist clutches.

    I agree, but the point about recruiting Mexico and Canada is that they are right on our doorstep so we would consider that an act of aggression if not war. But Russia is supposed to smile and take it all in jest when we move NATO right up to its Western border.

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    No congress ceded their war making/declaring authority to the executive branch back in 1950 I believe with the War Powers Act which the devils in the black robes ruled were constitutional, and we have been at war ever since...
  133. Svigor says:

    Yeah, right; millions of people living inside your skull.

    Germans did better under Nazism than they did under Weimar.

    But to update, Venezuelans aren’t doing to well under socialist/commie rule.

    “Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot..”

    If this is true, explain why the East Europeans want to return to Communism?

    Ever heard of convicts spending so long in jail, they become “institutionalized”? Ever heard of Stockholm Syndrome? Ever heard of “viewing the past with rose-tinted glasses”?

    It took a long time for communism to finally rot and fall apart, and it’ll take a long time for the countries that suffered it to recover from the damage it did.

    Let’s dispense with this man crush of Putin. He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus, used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist), called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), and is other than a friend to Christianity.

    Of course, Corvanus hates Christianity and Christians (but loves Jews, so do the math), and only uses its history as a club to bash with, a tool to manipulate with. As for getting rich, that’s neither here nor there. I’ve no objection to a good leader getting rich in the process. His bit about natalism is rich, just his usual trolling; he’s an anti-natalist socialist who thinks he’s being cute when he does stuff like calling what he hates “socialist” when he’s in anti-socialist company.

    TL;DR version: Corvanus is still a piece of shit.

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.

    I’d like to see the left jackbooted in the West. Would serve them right, for all the damage they’ve done, and their unremitting stupidity and treachery.

    Jackson as chief executive is to enforce the laws and Supreme Court decisions. He unconstitutionally ignored Marshall’s decision and undermined the system of checks and balances. That is not leadership, that is subverting the rule of law.

    The President’s job is to uphold the law and the Constitution, not enforce Judicial branch grabs at tyranny. Of course, Corvanus is a leftist, and loves Judicial branch tyranny, so he’s shitting out his usual squid ink, under cover of “rule of law.” Lying is the only art leftists really engage in with any passion.

    “Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction.”

    If it were that “easy”, then several presidents and Congress would have taken that route.

    Unless Congress were dominated by scummy leftists who approve leftist Judicial branch tyranny. You know, people like you.

    How long before the right begins reciprocating, I wonder? It’s not like they can’t order the other two branches about, just like the leftist judges do, under this phony new unConstitutional rule from the bench.

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    "... rose-tinted glasses...", etc.

    Have you ever heard of a government worse than a Communist government?

    It is the current government of Romania.

    I suggest you travel to Romania and talk to the locals.

    , @Incitatus
    Thanks, Svigor. I needed a lift today.

    “Germans did better under Nazism than they did under Weimar.”

    No doubt! Standing in the rubble of their country April 1945, I’m sure they’d agree. If only they’d listened to the Führer (and you).

    Wait. Did we all miss something? Didn’t they listen to the Führer! Did something go wrong?

    Apologies for not reading the rest of your post. Can’t stop laughing.

    Thanks again, Svigor.
    , @ussr andy

    Ever heard of convicts spending so long in jail, they become “institutionalized”?
     
    that's a bit pop-psych, though. like "internalized oppression" ;)

    It took a long time for communism to finally rot and fall apart, and it’ll take a long time for the countries that suffered it to recover from the damage it did.
     

    most of the things there is to recover from (collapse of domestic industries, brain drain etc) happened immediately following Communism, not during it.

    full ack as to the rest of your post.

    , @Bill

    How long before the right begins reciprocating, I wonder?
     
    They won't reciprocate until they overcome the ridiculous scam called "the rule of law." Men rule. Always and everywhere without exception. If you think laws rule, well, remember that twenty minutes after you sit down at the poker table, if you don't know who the sucker is, then get up.

    Other than lying, this is another thing the left is good at. Politics. No lefty believes in "the rule of law."
  134. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Hunsdon
    If we posit the truth of all your allegations, are we not still better off than if Lady MacBeth had won?

    If we posit the truth of all your allegations, are we not still better off than if Lady MacBeth had won?

    If the Trump presidency ends in total failure, as seems increasingly likely, it will discredit any opposition to the Democrat-Republican political establishment for decades to come. The establishment will be left more firmly in power than ever before. The power of the politically activist judiciary and the media will have been increased still further.

    If Trump is a complete failure the Democrats will win crushing victories in the next electoral cycle and will go on to enact the kinds of repressive measures that would have brought a smile to the face of Joe Stalin. It will be the era of the Great Purges.

    We simply cannot afford for Trump to fail. But he seems to be absolutely determined to fail. He has lost the initiative and in war when you lose the initiative defeat becomes inevitable.

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    I too genuinely hope that Trump succeeds but I am disappointed that he is not defying clearly preposterous court orders blocking an all-too-timid visa issuance criteria. Maybe there's a long game here that I just can't see. But a Trump failure could also lead to the rise of a geuinely race-realist populist party from the ruins of the Trump/Sanders movement. Where's Huey Long when you need him?
  135. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Veritatis
    That is lazy thinking, whether you read the news or not. The "Cold War" ended without erupting into a hot WWIII. That is why George Bush talked about "the peace dividend" that is, the possibility of investing the military budget for peaceful purposes. The Soviet Empire agreed to let Germany reunite and Eastern Europe regain sovereignty without sending the tanks in.

    What happened afterwards, well, only fools believe that a struggle-free world can exist. Yes, the Russians got Yeltsin, and Jeffrey Sachs and his boys got their hands on the russian economy, their recipes for economic liberalization caused suffering and despair not only in Russia but in many parts of the third world.Yes, Brennan's warning wasn't heeded and NATO expanded to Russia's border. Yes, the US was the sole remaining superpower, and that power imbalances causes problems.

    But the Cold War ended without major bloodshed plus the defeat of the Communist option. The alternatives (nuclear war or communist subjugation) were truly terrible.

    Next time you build a strawman, do it better.

    But the Cold War ended without major bloodshed plus the defeat of the Communist option. The alternatives (nuclear war or communist subjugation) were truly terrible.

    You haven’t mentioned the other alternative, which was what we had during the 70s – uneasy but essentially peaceful co-existence of the two superpowers. Which was infinitely preferable to what we have now.

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    This is exactly what I had in mind. Besides, the idea that the any of the Western countries, especially the US, would ever be subject to communist subjugation sounds rather ridiculous.
  136. MEexpert says:
    @Avery
    {I’d have to agree that Putin is acting like the world’s preeminent statesman and more so than Trump, who’s morphed into neo-conservative light and supporter of the continued existence of NATO since the inauguration. Putin should resurrect the old Warsaw Pact and begin recruiting Iran, Syria, China, Mexico and Canada to see how we like it.}

    Putin has a built-in advantage, that is also unfortunately a weakness.
    He and a small group of advisers can move Russia in the right direction without any internal interference.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically - good or bad. One federal judge, acting completely illegally, has blocked an Executive Order that cannot legally be blocked: but a handful of activists judges decided on their own that radical Muslims from several Islamists countries have the same rights as US citizens. There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.

    As to NATO: again, there is only so much Trump can do. There are a bunch of Republican senators and Representative who are anti-American globalists, who hate Trump and what he and those who voted for him stand for, and will not hesitate to impeach him, if he shakes the tree too hard and too quickly. One man cannot undo about 50 years or so of Globalization and de-Americanization of US. I mean, one nut judge is even trying to force the executive branch to accept 100,000 refugees, instead of the 50,000 the EO specifies: that's how far the anti-American nuts have corrupted the country.

    As to Warsaw pact: neither Mexico, nor Canada will be allowed to leave the US orbit, even if they wanted to, which they don't. A de-facto alliance between Syria, Iran, China, and Russia is already unofficially in the works. And it would be stupid for Moscow to expend capital to 'recruit' Mexico or Canada. Better to try to get Germany and France out of the Globalist clutches. The Eurasian continent is the natural habitat of great powers like Russia, Germany, France, China......If Le Pen wins, France is in with Russia. Without either France or Germany, the Globalist octopus strangling European nations will shrink and die off.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically – good or bad

    Apparently, it didn’t work. The Jews (AIPAC) can change the direction of this country whenever they want.

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    Who exactly is attempting to flood this Christian country with Islamists?
    Are the judges who blocked President Trumps Executive Orders barring Islamist terrorists from entering US 'The Jews'?
    Who exactly invited Islamist shill and Muslim immigrant from Pakistan, Khizr Khan, to lecture Americans that ".....this is not your country, Mr Trump" (or words to that effect)?


    Tell us Mr/Ms Middle East Expert.
  137. ussr andy says:
    @Bill

    The biggest problem for Europe has been and still is that Enlightenment values have been sodomized continuously and increasingly since 1945 by American . . .
     
    Post-war American sodomy is so powerful, in fact, that it travels backwards in time to the Paris Commune and even to Robespierre and the Marquis de Sade!

    I don’t believe in religion as a solution to post-modernism as it has wonderful divide and conquer qualities, which can be well exploited by our valueless elites.
     
    Hey, tool: how come when you open your mouth, George Soros's voice comes out?

    Hey, tool: how come when you open your mouth, George Soros’s voice comes out?

    What did he say that was Sorosite?

    Are you one of those people who regard the Enlightenment and 1789/1848/1917 as a series of Jewish takeovers?

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    The Enlightenment and 1789/1848/1917 were certainly disasters, and there is little doubt that the Jews played important roles in them, more so the later than the earlier. "Jewish takeovers" seems kind of meaningless to me though.

    His post was Sorosite from top to bottom. Pro-Enlightenment, atheistic, universalistic pablum is pretty much what Soros is about. Any institution or idea conducing to solidarity is a potential threat to our evil elite and must be swept away by a tide of "openness." Individuals naked against a "meritocratic" elite is the thing.
  138. @Svigor

    Yeah, right; millions of people living inside your skull.
     
    Germans did better under Nazism than they did under Weimar.

    But to update, Venezuelans aren't doing to well under socialist/commie rule.

    “Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot..”

    If this is true, explain why the East Europeans want to return to Communism?
     
    Ever heard of convicts spending so long in jail, they become "institutionalized"? Ever heard of Stockholm Syndrome? Ever heard of "viewing the past with rose-tinted glasses"?

    It took a long time for communism to finally rot and fall apart, and it'll take a long time for the countries that suffered it to recover from the damage it did.

    Let’s dispense with this man crush of Putin. He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus, used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist), called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), and is other than a friend to Christianity.
     
    Of course, Corvanus hates Christianity and Christians (but loves Jews, so do the math), and only uses its history as a club to bash with, a tool to manipulate with. As for getting rich, that's neither here nor there. I've no objection to a good leader getting rich in the process. His bit about natalism is rich, just his usual trolling; he's an anti-natalist socialist who thinks he's being cute when he does stuff like calling what he hates "socialist" when he's in anti-socialist company.

    TL;DR version: Corvanus is still a piece of shit.

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.
     
    I'd like to see the left jackbooted in the West. Would serve them right, for all the damage they've done, and their unremitting stupidity and treachery.

    Jackson as chief executive is to enforce the laws and Supreme Court decisions. He unconstitutionally ignored Marshall’s decision and undermined the system of checks and balances. That is not leadership, that is subverting the rule of law.
     
    The President's job is to uphold the law and the Constitution, not enforce Judicial branch grabs at tyranny. Of course, Corvanus is a leftist, and loves Judicial branch tyranny, so he's shitting out his usual squid ink, under cover of "rule of law." Lying is the only art leftists really engage in with any passion.

    “Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction.”

    If it were that “easy”, then several presidents and Congress would have taken that route.
     
    Unless Congress were dominated by scummy leftists who approve leftist Judicial branch tyranny. You know, people like you.

    How long before the right begins reciprocating, I wonder? It's not like they can't order the other two branches about, just like the leftist judges do, under this phony new unConstitutional rule from the bench.

    “… rose-tinted glasses…”, etc.

    Have you ever heard of a government worse than a Communist government?

    It is the current government of Romania.

    I suggest you travel to Romania and talk to the locals.

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    All due respect, but Eastern Europeans are only "nostalgic for communism", when they're not bathing in Teneriffe or shopping in Milan. By the way, do they still have a one year long maternity leave in Romania? Because neither the capitalist US, nor even Sweden, have it. Maybe something should be done about the young male unemployment problem, but then again, as we see, this is no longer a purely Eastern European problem.
  139. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    If one praises Putin, it would at the same time be fair to admit that two other post-Soviet authoritarian leaders have done a relatively decent job leading their countries.

    Lukashenko and Nazarbayev. Belarus has so far been stable and is very egalitarian, has its own productive sector. A 100% white country, by the way. Kazakhstan actually looks prosperous, with beautiful new infrastructure. Those two definitely look like they have gotten over the difficult parts of the post-Soviet transition and have at the same time managed to keep globalists at bay. Both are also socially conservative, with growing and quite complex economies.

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  140. Avery says:
    @MEexpert

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically – good or bad
     
    Apparently, it didn't work. The Jews (AIPAC) can change the direction of this country whenever they want.

    Who exactly is attempting to flood this Christian country with Islamists?
    Are the judges who blocked President Trumps Executive Orders barring Islamist terrorists from entering US ‘The Jews’?
    Who exactly invited Islamist shill and Muslim immigrant from Pakistan, Khizr Khan, to lecture Americans that “…..this is not your country, Mr Trump” (or words to that effect)?

    Tell us Mr/Ms Middle East Expert.

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    For example, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson from Hawaii, who despite his Anglo name is of ethnic Hawaiian (Japanese?) descent.

    There are a lot more parties involved in de-Americanizing US than (some) Jewish-Americans. Obsessing about Jews is not very productive.
    Clinton and her gang are the ones who invited IslamoFascist Khizr Khan to lecture Americans: an Islamist was given a national bully pulpit to lecture Americans in a Christian majority country founded by Christians.

    The hatred for traditional America is so deep with large numbers of non-Jewish Americans, such as Clintons, Obamas, and the rest of their unholy alliance of Globalist scum, that they are willing to destroy this country by flooding it with Islamists, just like it was done to Sweden, for example.
  141. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Thales the Milesian
    "... rose-tinted glasses...", etc.

    Have you ever heard of a government worse than a Communist government?

    It is the current government of Romania.

    I suggest you travel to Romania and talk to the locals.

    All due respect, but Eastern Europeans are only “nostalgic for communism”, when they’re not bathing in Teneriffe or shopping in Milan. By the way, do they still have a one year long maternity leave in Romania? Because neither the capitalist US, nor even Sweden, have it. Maybe something should be done about the young male unemployment problem, but then again, as we see, this is no longer a purely Eastern European problem.

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    And, yea, just recently we saw a beautiful display of Romanian civil disobedience, in large, but peaceful and well behaved anti-corruption protests, which wouldn't have been possible during the communist years.
    , @Mao Cheng Ji

    All due respect, but Eastern Europeans are only “nostalgic for communism”, when they’re not bathing in Teneriffe or shopping in Milan.
     
    Jeez, Anonymous. Have you been here, in eastern Europe? A typical salary is 5-600 euro/month. 300/month if it's a factory job. Homeless all over the place, like in the middle of san-fran-fucking-cisco, only it can be much colder here.

    Shopping in Milan? Oh, whatever, troll away.

    , @Thales the Milesian
    Again, I suggest you visit Romania and talk the locals.

    Here is what I was told:

    1. Deindustrialization
    2. Massive youth unemployment.
    3. Homelessness
    4. Young men migrating to the West, where they are employed for toilet cleaning, unplugging sewers, collecting garbage.
    5. Young women roaming the streets of Paris and London prostitung themselves and filling the Amsterdam brothels.

    Yes, they visit Milan or Tenerife... to unplug the toilets or sell themselves to the highest bidder.

    After all, all this is human rights, the right to be a harlot in Paris or London, isn't it?.

    Long live Democracy!

  142. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Anonymous
    All due respect, but Eastern Europeans are only "nostalgic for communism", when they're not bathing in Teneriffe or shopping in Milan. By the way, do they still have a one year long maternity leave in Romania? Because neither the capitalist US, nor even Sweden, have it. Maybe something should be done about the young male unemployment problem, but then again, as we see, this is no longer a purely Eastern European problem.

    And, yea, just recently we saw a beautiful display of Romanian civil disobedience, in large, but peaceful and well behaved anti-corruption protests, which wouldn’t have been possible during the communist years.

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  143. Avery says:
    @Corvinus
    Let’s dispense with this man crush of Putin. He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus, used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist), called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), and is other than a friend to Christianity.

    http://www.breitbart.com/faith/2016/07/10/putin-signs-measure-revoking-religious-freedom/

    {used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist),}

    The usual Globalist MSM lies: not an iota of evidence that Putin has allegedly enriched himself.

    On the other hand, The Clinton Crime Family has in fact enriched itself.
    Both Bill Clinton and The Hildabeast have been public employees – read parasites – since their days in Arkansas. Despite feeding at the taxpayer trough all their professional lives, the parasites are now worth an estimated $100 million. How did that happen?

    The Obamas, also having never made a dollar in the private sector, are now closing in on $100 million. Barak Hussein Obama got a $60 million deal to write a book. There is zero evidence that Putin used his government connections to allegedly enrich himself, but there is ample evidence that dirt-poor parasites Clintons and Obamas did use their public ‘service’ (sic) connections to enrich themselves. And what Putin did or didn’t do should not concern American taxpayers.
    But what Clintons and Obamas do should.
    No?

    {called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), }

    Ouch(!). ‘(socialist!)’ Horror.
    Yeah: Putin wants Russians to have more children.
    I am sure Globalist anti-Russian, anti-Christian reptiles object to that.

    {…and is other than a friend to Christianity.}

    [Russian Orthodox Church revival under Putin continues]

    https://www.christiantoday.com/article/russian.orthodox.church.revival.under.putin.continues/78687.htm

    {The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has been expanding at the rate of nearly 1,000 churches a year, according to its head, Patriarch Kirill. Speaking at the Council of Bishops in Moscow, Kirill said the ROC now numbers 34,764 churches. Five thousand have been built or restored since 2009.
    The Church has 361 bishops, nearly 40,000 priests and deacons, 455 monasteries and 471 convents.
    The position of the ROC under the presidency of Vladimir Putin has strengthened considerably and it is increasingly identified with a nationalist agenda. Putin himself revealed in 2012 that he was illicitly baptised as an infant at the behest of his mother against the wishes of his staunchly Communist father at a time when the Church was still out of favour.
    Around 23,000 churches fell into disrepair or were demolished during Communist rule. However, Putin has sought to reverse this decline, signing orders restoring some of the Church’s large landholdings confiscated under Communism.}

    God bless the Russian Orthodox Christianity.
    Go Putin.
    Thank You Jesus.

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    "The usual Globalist MSM lies: not an iota of evidence that Putin has allegedly enriched himself."

    As soon as you use the phrase "Globalist MSM lies", you lose all credibility. There is proof out there.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/vladimir-putin-corruption-five-things-we-learned-about-the-russian-presidents-secret-wealth-a6834171.html

    "On the other hand, The Clinton Crime Family has in fact enriched itself."

    Yes, just like Putin. Praytell, is not the "Globalist MSM" reporting with evidence about the Clintons?

    "Yeah: Putin wants Russians to have more children."

    Yes, socialism. So apparently if any government wants to have more children, even black babies, then you would support that policy. Great to know.

    "Russian Orthodox Church revival under Putin continues"

    Yes, at the expense of other religions. How is his policy any different than when Jews or Muslims denigrate other people's faith to advance their own religious beliefs?

    "On the other hand, there is better than even chance that Clintons arranged for the ‘suicide’ of Vince Foster, for example."

    So you don't have any evidence for Clinton ordering murders, just a "better than even chance".
    I would argue given Putin's direct role in the KGB and in government that he was even more responsible for the deaths of his fellow comrades.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/heres-a-list-of-all-the-putin-critics-who-wound-up-murdered/news-story/4e2952b107b0c7159887e303062c9694

    "Thank You Jesus."

    Jesus sees through everyone's lies and deceptions, include your own.
  144. Avery says:
    @Corvinus
    "And he reveres and respects the Russian people unlike the majority of other Western leaders who despise their own white subjects and tax slaves..."

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.

    "and who are assiduously working to replace them with Mid East Muslims and Africans in Europe and the UK and with Mexicans and other third world racial stocks in the U.S."

    Russia is multicultural.

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/anna-alekseyeva/russian-politics-of-multiculturalism

    "Not only has Putin defended Islam as historically indigenous to Russian culture, he has also sided with the proposition that Orthodox Christianity is closer to Islam than to Catholicism. While Western Protestants evince their liberal values through support of abortion and homosexuality, Putin has said, Islam and the ROC are bound in their deference to a traditional value system."

    { By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.}

    So say Globalist MSM liars, with not a shred of evidence.

    On the other hand, there is better than even chance that Clintons arranged for the ‘suicide’ of Vince Foster, for example.
    And Julian Assange has hinted that DNC staffer Seth Rich was the secret source who leaked the DNC emails to Wikileaks.
    Seth Rich was mysteriously murdered in Washington DC: his murder has not been solved to date.
    And…..Obama did order the murder of a US citizen. It is public record.
    US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki was murdered by a CIA drone: no charges, no trial, no conviction.
    Simply murdered for his anti-American proselytizing.
    I have no sympathy for someone _advocating_ killing Americans, but American Globalist psychos lecturing Russia and Putin, while they have no compunction murdering a US citizen and his teenage son for nothing more than anti-American propaganda – is rich.

    On the other, although there is no evidence he was executed, I dearly hope FSB reached out and touched the Russian-Jew treasonous gangster who stole $10s of billions from Russia – Berezovsky – with a sharp tip of an umbrella.

    Putin and Chistianity:

    [(Un)Holy Alliance: Vladimir Putin, The Russian Orthodox Church And Russian Exceptionalism]

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulcoyer/2015/05/21/unholy-alliance-vladimir-putin-and-the-russian-orthodox-church/#2b28616927d5

    When Globalist mouthpiece Forbes writes about ‘(un)Holy’ alliance between Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church, we know Putin is doing something right.
    Thank You Jesus.

    Also see:
    [Russian Orthodox Church revival under Putin continues]

    https://www.christiantoday.com/article/russian.orthodox.church.revival.under.putin.continues/78687.htm

    Thank You Jesus.

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  145. JL says:
    @dfordoom

    But the Cold War ended without major bloodshed plus the defeat of the Communist option. The alternatives (nuclear war or communist subjugation) were truly terrible.
     
    You haven't mentioned the other alternative, which was what we had during the 70s - uneasy but essentially peaceful co-existence of the two superpowers. Which was infinitely preferable to what we have now.

    This is exactly what I had in mind. Besides, the idea that the any of the Western countries, especially the US, would ever be subject to communist subjugation sounds rather ridiculous.

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  146. Avery says:
    @Avery
    Who exactly is attempting to flood this Christian country with Islamists?
    Are the judges who blocked President Trumps Executive Orders barring Islamist terrorists from entering US 'The Jews'?
    Who exactly invited Islamist shill and Muslim immigrant from Pakistan, Khizr Khan, to lecture Americans that ".....this is not your country, Mr Trump" (or words to that effect)?


    Tell us Mr/Ms Middle East Expert.

    For example, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson from Hawaii, who despite his Anglo name is of ethnic Hawaiian (Japanese?) descent.

    There are a lot more parties involved in de-Americanizing US than (some) Jewish-Americans. Obsessing about Jews is not very productive.
    Clinton and her gang are the ones who invited IslamoFascist Khizr Khan to lecture Americans: an Islamist was given a national bully pulpit to lecture Americans in a Christian majority country founded by Christians.

    The hatred for traditional America is so deep with large numbers of non-Jewish Americans, such as Clintons, Obamas, and the rest of their unholy alliance of Globalist scum, that they are willing to destroy this country by flooding it with Islamists, just like it was done to Sweden, for example.

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    There are a lot more parties involved in de-Americanizing US than (some) Jewish-Americans.
     
    I agree, and in the case of judge Derrick Watson he is probably just a liberal Asian with a racial grievance and ruled accordingly. However, Jews are still celebrating his decision.
    http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2017/03/16/meet-the-judges-blocking-trumps-new-travel-ban/

    Obsessing about Jews is not very productive.
     
    It's going where the facts take some of us and it's equally troubling when people try to grossly understate their power and influence. Fifty percent (50%) of donations to the Democrat party come from American Jews, they have a long history of liberal activism in America, and they have significant input into the far left agenda of the Democrat party.
    http://www.jpost.com/US-Elections/US-Jews-contribute-half-of-all-donations-to-the-Democratic-party-468774

    Clinton and her gang are the ones who invited IslamoFascist Khizr Khan to lecture Americans:
     
    Jewess Debbie Wasserman Schultz was DNC chair until days before the convention. Self styled constitution expert Khizr Kahn just provided the keynote address to a Jewish Anti-Defamation League (ADL) event in Boston. You don't have too look too hard for evidence of collusion between Jews and Muslims since both consider white Europeans their foe.
    http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/khizr_khan_keynotes_anti-defam.html

    I think we're basically on the same side here, but Jews do have more political influence and responsibility for shaping the current social and political milieu than you give them credit for.

  147. @Rurik

    Does it bother you at all that Vladimir Putin & Benjamin Netanyahu seem to get on quite well together?
     
    reminds me of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact

    there is a very thinly veiled but carefully choreographed ballet that these two leaders of the respective sides of the global conflict today are engaged in. They both assiduously pretend that they're both 'partners' and allies, when in fact they both represent the forces that are at war with each other.

    Bibi represents the Fiend; War and the destruction of any and all nations that are potentially inconvenient to Israel's hegemony in the region and beyond.

    Syria is the current prize in the Fiend's reign of global terror and Eternal War. Israel considers it an imperative that Syria come apart at the seams, so that it can lay claim to the Golan Heights, and also to cut off Iran from Hezbollah in Lebanon. Putin considers it an imperative that Syria remain intact, and is taking steps to ensue that it does. America / NATO are acting as they always do, as Israel's rabid dog, and Zionism's big stupid golem smashing world Jewry's opposition.

    It is as it ever was.

    So as these two dance around each other, pretending to be allies even as they're directly at war with each other, I consider it amusing to watch the spectacle. Knowing how these two are engaged in a struggle for the soul of the 21st century, and how it's all being performed as a convoluted pantomime of sorts with proxies everywhere, never actually confronting the obvious.

    But if we remember, the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact didn't last, and soon the main antagonists of WWII (Jewish global Bolshevism vs. Germany/Christendom) were directly at each other's throat.

    https://wearechange.org/israel-trying-drive-wedge-russia-iran-syria/

    I was just watching a video of a scene from the movie “A Hard Days Night.”
    The boys are in a train compartment when an older English business man comes in. Treated,he feels,with a lack of respect by the mop tops,he says,”Now see here,I fought the war to protect your kind!”
    One of the Beatles says,”I bet you’re sorry you won!”
    Indeed.

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  148. @Anonymous
    All due respect, but Eastern Europeans are only "nostalgic for communism", when they're not bathing in Teneriffe or shopping in Milan. By the way, do they still have a one year long maternity leave in Romania? Because neither the capitalist US, nor even Sweden, have it. Maybe something should be done about the young male unemployment problem, but then again, as we see, this is no longer a purely Eastern European problem.

    All due respect, but Eastern Europeans are only “nostalgic for communism”, when they’re not bathing in Teneriffe or shopping in Milan.

    Jeez, Anonymous. Have you been here, in eastern Europe? A typical salary is 5-600 euro/month. 300/month if it’s a factory job. Homeless all over the place, like in the middle of san-fran-fucking-cisco, only it can be much colder here.

    Shopping in Milan? Oh, whatever, troll away.

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    600 eur will go a long way, my friend, when you get another 200 eur untaxed (in an envelope) and when food and utilities, along with medical, is one third of what the westerners pay.
  149. @Donald MacKenzie
    A lot of what Pat says here reminds me of what I've read was said of A. Hitler in the 1930s, who is said to have been widely revered among his people, restored national pride, resolved financial hardship etc. Let us hope that Putin, Lavrov & Co. are smart enough to avoid being manoeuvred and goaded into actions that can be used as a pretext for starting another war by western powers, the consequences of which don't bear thinking about.

    Aren’t the analogies of Putin to Hitler getting a little long in the tooth? If he is Hitler, where’s his march on the weak West and what group of peoples has he picked out as the scapegoats to go to the camps?

    Seriously, it is rather tiring to hear how a “strongman” and his 145m people and GDP of circa $3t are a great threat to the US and EU and their 800m people and GDP of circa $32t. It’s actually in his and Russia’s best interests to function peacefully within the global economic system, and that is why the West are doing their damndest to keep them out of it.

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  150. @Avery
    {I’d have to agree that Putin is acting like the world’s preeminent statesman and more so than Trump, who’s morphed into neo-conservative light and supporter of the continued existence of NATO since the inauguration. Putin should resurrect the old Warsaw Pact and begin recruiting Iran, Syria, China, Mexico and Canada to see how we like it.}

    Putin has a built-in advantage, that is also unfortunately a weakness.
    He and a small group of advisers can move Russia in the right direction without any internal interference.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically - good or bad. One federal judge, acting completely illegally, has blocked an Executive Order that cannot legally be blocked: but a handful of activists judges decided on their own that radical Muslims from several Islamists countries have the same rights as US citizens. There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.

    As to NATO: again, there is only so much Trump can do. There are a bunch of Republican senators and Representative who are anti-American globalists, who hate Trump and what he and those who voted for him stand for, and will not hesitate to impeach him, if he shakes the tree too hard and too quickly. One man cannot undo about 50 years or so of Globalization and de-Americanization of US. I mean, one nut judge is even trying to force the executive branch to accept 100,000 refugees, instead of the 50,000 the EO specifies: that's how far the anti-American nuts have corrupted the country.

    As to Warsaw pact: neither Mexico, nor Canada will be allowed to leave the US orbit, even if they wanted to, which they don't. A de-facto alliance between Syria, Iran, China, and Russia is already unofficially in the works. And it would be stupid for Moscow to expend capital to 'recruit' Mexico or Canada. Better to try to get Germany and France out of the Globalist clutches. The Eurasian continent is the natural habitat of great powers like Russia, Germany, France, China......If Le Pen wins, France is in with Russia. Without either France or Germany, the Globalist octopus strangling European nations will shrink and die off.

    ” There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.”

    He could have his AG, Sessions, issue an opinion that the stays of the executive orders have no basis in law, are ultra vires and will therefore be ignored until SCOTUS decides to intervene in what is more a political matter rather than one of the rights of non-citizens within and without the jurisdiction of the US. The ones already within the jurisdiction are one matter, but the rest, who are without, have no rights to benefits afforded to citizens and those lawfully admitted within US jurisdiction.

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    .....until SCOTUS decides to intervene in what is more a political matter rather than one of the rights of non-citizens within and without the jurisdiction of the US.
     
    This is asking for trouble since Roberts and Kennedy are wild cards. This could just open the door to more judicial activism from the high court since we know how four of the black robed tyrants will opine (i.e., third world non-citizens without have a "right" to entry).

    Better to simply defy the federal district courts since historically they have deferred to the executive branch on such matters (as in the Elian Gonzalez case) and the recent rulings are unprecedented power grabs by the federal judiciary and unlawful interference in duties of the executive branch.
  151. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    All due respect, but Eastern Europeans are only “nostalgic for communism”, when they’re not bathing in Teneriffe or shopping in Milan.
     
    Jeez, Anonymous. Have you been here, in eastern Europe? A typical salary is 5-600 euro/month. 300/month if it's a factory job. Homeless all over the place, like in the middle of san-fran-fucking-cisco, only it can be much colder here.

    Shopping in Milan? Oh, whatever, troll away.

    600 eur will go a long way, my friend, when you get another 200 eur untaxed (in an envelope) and when food and utilities, along with medical, is one third of what the westerners pay.

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    you get another 200 eur untaxed (in an envelope) and when food and utilities, along with medical, is one third of what the westerners pay.
     
    There are no envelopes here. Utilities are not subsidized - thanks to the IMF. Medical care is free in western Europe, while here you have to pay bribes to doctors, nurses and everyone else.

    As for food, here's a nice recent item: http://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/lower-quality-of-same-food-brands-in-eastern-europe-raises-eyebrows/
    Same price, lower quality.
  152. bluedog says:
    @KenH

    There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.
     
    The federal judges have usurped power reserved for the executive branch, so Trump is well within his right to defy the federal judges and enforce the EO. Federal judges need to be made to learn that they cannot unilaterally override the legislative and executive branches when they politically disagree with them. This is getting out of hand. And in every case the federal judges didn't rule based on the stated intent and merits of the EO, but instead used remarks Trump made on the campaign trail to infer the EO amounted to a Muslim ban. Mind reading federal judges is a new development.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically – good or bad
     
    That's no longer the case and Trump's supporters aren't a small group of people. The Jews, with their disproportionate power and influence, still manage to change things drastically despite the roadblocks. The roadblocks are breaking down anyway and with a U.S. congress beset by infighting and deep ideological divides you're seeing presidents act unilaterally and dictatorially like Hussein Obama did. Republicans have resorted to the pen also as GW Bush bypassed Congress and wrote EO's that gave the NSA expanded powers to spy on Americans. Presidents were not supposed to have legislative power and any EO's are supposed to be within the scope of existing laws passed by Congress not completely outside of them that they constitutes new laws.

    Congress ceded their war making/declaring authority to the executive branch in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq. The list of abuses in endless.


    Better to try to get Germany and France out of the Globalist clutches.

     
    I agree, but the point about recruiting Mexico and Canada is that they are right on our doorstep so we would consider that an act of aggression if not war. But Russia is supposed to smile and take it all in jest when we move NATO right up to its Western border.

    No congress ceded their war making/declaring authority to the executive branch back in 1950 I believe with the War Powers Act which the devils in the black robes ruled were constitutional, and we have been at war ever since…

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    Are you sure about the War Powers Resolution as it wasn't passed until 1973 and was intended to force a president to seek the consent of Congress before taking us to war? The Iraq war resolution passed in 2002 was stretched to the breaking point and I think most U.S.military action now is covered under the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS which is still pretty broad in scope and allows a president to do just about anything under the guise of "fighting ISIS".
  153. KenH says:
    @The Alarmist

    " There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there."
     
    He could have his AG, Sessions, issue an opinion that the stays of the executive orders have no basis in law, are ultra vires and will therefore be ignored until SCOTUS decides to intervene in what is more a political matter rather than one of the rights of non-citizens within and without the jurisdiction of the US. The ones already within the jurisdiction are one matter, but the rest, who are without, have no rights to benefits afforded to citizens and those lawfully admitted within US jurisdiction.

    …..until SCOTUS decides to intervene in what is more a political matter rather than one of the rights of non-citizens within and without the jurisdiction of the US.

    This is asking for trouble since Roberts and Kennedy are wild cards. This could just open the door to more judicial activism from the high court since we know how four of the black robed tyrants will opine (i.e., third world non-citizens without have a “right” to entry).

    Better to simply defy the federal district courts since historically they have deferred to the executive branch on such matters (as in the Elian Gonzalez case) and the recent rulings are unprecedented power grabs by the federal judiciary and unlawful interference in duties of the executive branch.

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    That's the point: District and Appellate courts are no longer deferring to the Executive, and in fact, it seems like the Executive is deferring to them. I agree that the Executive should ignore the ultra vires stays (which in this case are nothing more than flawed equitable remedies). I do not think the Executive should appeal to SCOTUS, rather my point was that this will percolate up to SCOTUS in any case ... You can be sure any one of the Fab Four and possibly Kennedy will grant cert to further assert the power of the judiciary.
  154. Corvinus says:
    @Avery
    {used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist),}

    The usual Globalist MSM lies: not an iota of evidence that Putin has allegedly enriched himself.

    On the other hand, The Clinton Crime Family has in fact enriched itself.
    Both Bill Clinton and The Hildabeast have been public employees - read parasites - since their days in Arkansas. Despite feeding at the taxpayer trough all their professional lives, the parasites are now worth an estimated $100 million. How did that happen?

    The Obamas, also having never made a dollar in the private sector, are now closing in on $100 million. Barak Hussein Obama got a $60 million deal to write a book. There is zero evidence that Putin used his government connections to allegedly enrich himself, but there is ample evidence that dirt-poor parasites Clintons and Obamas did use their public 'service' (sic) connections to enrich themselves. And what Putin did or didn't do should not concern American taxpayers.
    But what Clintons and Obamas do should.
    No?

    {called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), }

    Ouch(!). '(socialist!)' Horror.
    Yeah: Putin wants Russians to have more children.
    I am sure Globalist anti-Russian, anti-Christian reptiles object to that.

    {...and is other than a friend to Christianity.}

    [Russian Orthodox Church revival under Putin continues]
    https://www.christiantoday.com/article/russian.orthodox.church.revival.under.putin.continues/78687.htm

    {The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) has been expanding at the rate of nearly 1,000 churches a year, according to its head, Patriarch Kirill. Speaking at the Council of Bishops in Moscow, Kirill said the ROC now numbers 34,764 churches. Five thousand have been built or restored since 2009.
    The Church has 361 bishops, nearly 40,000 priests and deacons, 455 monasteries and 471 convents.
    The position of the ROC under the presidency of Vladimir Putin has strengthened considerably and it is increasingly identified with a nationalist agenda. Putin himself revealed in 2012 that he was illicitly baptised as an infant at the behest of his mother against the wishes of his staunchly Communist father at a time when the Church was still out of favour.
    Around 23,000 churches fell into disrepair or were demolished during Communist rule. However, Putin has sought to reverse this decline, signing orders restoring some of the Church's large landholdings confiscated under Communism.}


    God bless the Russian Orthodox Christianity.
    Go Putin.
    Thank You Jesus.

    “The usual Globalist MSM lies: not an iota of evidence that Putin has allegedly enriched himself.”

    As soon as you use the phrase “Globalist MSM lies”, you lose all credibility. There is proof out there.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/vladimir-putin-corruption-five-things-we-learned-about-the-russian-presidents-secret-wealth-a6834171.html

    “On the other hand, The Clinton Crime Family has in fact enriched itself.”

    Yes, just like Putin. Praytell, is not the “Globalist MSM” reporting with evidence about the Clintons?

    “Yeah: Putin wants Russians to have more children.”

    Yes, socialism. So apparently if any government wants to have more children, even black babies, then you would support that policy. Great to know.

    “Russian Orthodox Church revival under Putin continues”

    Yes, at the expense of other religions. How is his policy any different than when Jews or Muslims denigrate other people’s faith to advance their own religious beliefs?

    “On the other hand, there is better than even chance that Clintons arranged for the ‘suicide’ of Vince Foster, for example.”

    So you don’t have any evidence for Clinton ordering murders, just a “better than even chance”.
    I would argue given Putin’s direct role in the KGB and in government that he was even more responsible for the deaths of his fellow comrades.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/heres-a-list-of-all-the-putin-critics-who-wound-up-murdered/news-story/4e2952b107b0c7159887e303062c9694

    “Thank You Jesus.”

    Jesus sees through everyone’s lies and deceptions, include your own.

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    {Jesus sees through everyone’s lies and deceptions, include your own.}

    So claims an anti-American, anti-Christian liar and a bigot, and a master of deception. A shape-shifter anti-American, anti-Christian globalist reptile.

    Homes, if you remember you and I had a 'discussion' at another thread about the senile, anti-American, anti-Christian Ginsburg, who refuses to to die naturally and go away. You being the globalist, anti-American shape-shifter and a liar, was of course vainly defending the old, vile anti-American, anti-Christian hag*.

    Proof that youse are anti-American, anti-Christian, ingrate liars.
    ----
    *
    [Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Trump a 'faker,' he says she should resign]
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/12/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-donald-trump-faker/

  155. KenH says:
    @Avery
    For example, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson from Hawaii, who despite his Anglo name is of ethnic Hawaiian (Japanese?) descent.

    There are a lot more parties involved in de-Americanizing US than (some) Jewish-Americans. Obsessing about Jews is not very productive.
    Clinton and her gang are the ones who invited IslamoFascist Khizr Khan to lecture Americans: an Islamist was given a national bully pulpit to lecture Americans in a Christian majority country founded by Christians.

    The hatred for traditional America is so deep with large numbers of non-Jewish Americans, such as Clintons, Obamas, and the rest of their unholy alliance of Globalist scum, that they are willing to destroy this country by flooding it with Islamists, just like it was done to Sweden, for example.

    There are a lot more parties involved in de-Americanizing US than (some) Jewish-Americans.

    I agree, and in the case of judge Derrick Watson he is probably just a liberal Asian with a racial grievance and ruled accordingly. However, Jews are still celebrating his decision.

    http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2017/03/16/meet-the-judges-blocking-trumps-new-travel-ban/

    Obsessing about Jews is not very productive.

    It’s going where the facts take some of us and it’s equally troubling when people try to grossly understate their power and influence. Fifty percent (50%) of donations to the Democrat party come from American Jews, they have a long history of liberal activism in America, and they have significant input into the far left agenda of the Democrat party.

    http://www.jpost.com/US-Elections/US-Jews-contribute-half-of-all-donations-to-the-Democratic-party-468774

    Clinton and her gang are the ones who invited IslamoFascist Khizr Khan to lecture Americans:

    Jewess Debbie Wasserman Schultz was DNC chair until days before the convention. Self styled constitution expert Khizr Kahn just provided the keynote address to a Jewish Anti-Defamation League (ADL) event in Boston. You don’t have too look too hard for evidence of collusion between Jews and Muslims since both consider white Europeans their foe.

    http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/khizr_khan_keynotes_anti-defam.html

    I think we’re basically on the same side here, but Jews do have more political influence and responsibility for shaping the current social and political milieu than you give them credit for.

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  156. KenH says:
    @bluedog
    No congress ceded their war making/declaring authority to the executive branch back in 1950 I believe with the War Powers Act which the devils in the black robes ruled were constitutional, and we have been at war ever since...

    Are you sure about the War Powers Resolution as it wasn’t passed until 1973 and was intended to force a president to seek the consent of Congress before taking us to war? The Iraq war resolution passed in 2002 was stretched to the breaking point and I think most U.S.military action now is covered under the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS which is still pretty broad in scope and allows a president to do just about anything under the guise of “fighting ISIS”.

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    STRANGE (I'll have to check on that) I was sure that was how Truman got us into Korea for no declaration of war had been declared and just missing that war by 2 years I was sure that I remember the war powers act and the high court declaring it was constitutional and he used that in an end run around the constitution to drag us into another failed war..
    , @bluedog
    I stand corrected you are correct old age and memory ..Thank You for the correction..
  157. KenH says:
    @Corvinus
    "And he reveres and respects the Russian people unlike the majority of other Western leaders who despise their own white subjects and tax slaves..."

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.

    "and who are assiduously working to replace them with Mid East Muslims and Africans in Europe and the UK and with Mexicans and other third world racial stocks in the U.S."

    Russia is multicultural.

    https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/anna-alekseyeva/russian-politics-of-multiculturalism

    "Not only has Putin defended Islam as historically indigenous to Russian culture, he has also sided with the proposition that Orthodox Christianity is closer to Islam than to Catholicism. While Western Protestants evince their liberal values through support of abortion and homosexuality, Putin has said, Islam and the ROC are bound in their deference to a traditional value system."

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.

    Sure Corvy, like forces in the U.S. aren’t trying to stamp out all pro-white and non-liberal commentary and dissent by declaring them “Russian agents” and “fake news disseminators”. We’re one left wing SCOTUS justice aways from curbs on the first amendment which would amount to outlawing anything radical leftists like you don’t like.

    Russia is multicultural.

    No shit, but Putin still isn’t inundating Russian federation territory with hundreds of thousands of Africans and Muslims like some Western European leaders are doing. And he isn’t afraid to acknowledge the existence of his fellow white Slavic Russians and institute initiatives to raise their birthrates.

    Negro worshipper Trump and the Republicans are deathly afraid to address American whites as whites instead preferring to use the generic “Americans” label. And they want to outlaw abortion so violent and shiftless blacks can have even more babies and make every square inch of our cities uninhabitable and no-go zones.

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  158. annamaria says:
    @The Scalpel
    Putin certainly seems to have the best interests of his nation at heart. This sets him apart from Western leaders who pander to their political base often at the expense of the best interests of their nation. As a result, Putin gains the admiration of his countrymen as well as the grudging respect of his political adversaries.

    A relative weakness of the western democratic systems is the short election cycle which incentivizes politicians to think in terms of short term political gain and not the long-term best interest of their country

    …”apart from Western leaders who pander to their political base often at the expense of the best interests of their nation.” True.

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  159. @Anonymous
    All due respect, but Eastern Europeans are only "nostalgic for communism", when they're not bathing in Teneriffe or shopping in Milan. By the way, do they still have a one year long maternity leave in Romania? Because neither the capitalist US, nor even Sweden, have it. Maybe something should be done about the young male unemployment problem, but then again, as we see, this is no longer a purely Eastern European problem.

    Again, I suggest you visit Romania and talk the locals.

    Here is what I was told:

    1. Deindustrialization
    2. Massive youth unemployment.
    3. Homelessness
    4. Young men migrating to the West, where they are employed for toilet cleaning, unplugging sewers, collecting garbage.
    5. Young women roaming the streets of Paris and London prostitung themselves and filling the Amsterdam brothels.

    Yes, they visit Milan or Tenerife… to unplug the toilets or sell themselves to the highest bidder.

    After all, all this is human rights, the right to be a harlot in Paris or London, isn’t it?.

    Long live Democracy!

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  160. annamaria says:
    @Diversity Heretic
    Another factor of Putin's strength is that he just seems to "carry himself" better than any western leader, including Trump (and I was an early supporter of Trump). I live in Moscow, so I see him often on television. Unfortunately my Russian is very limited, so I rarely understand what he says, but his demeanor is, well, "leaderlike." I happened to be on Tverskaya Street last Sunday and the police response seemed measured to me. I walked by a lot of them in riot gear and none of them so much as asked me for papers.

    Instead of creating a viable and constructive opposition, Russian “progressives” formed a Fifth column that is firmly west-oriented, even though some important western values have already wilted away. Exhibit one is the “progressives” irritation with Putin’ decision to stop an intrusion of GMO into Russia. “Putin is a former KGB operative” is the “progressives” mantra, but try to tell them that the founders of the Soviet security services were Jewish and that the western MSM (and many NGOs) are “directed” by the CIA and such, and the Fifth columnists feel themselves deeply offended.

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  161. @Anonymous
    600 eur will go a long way, my friend, when you get another 200 eur untaxed (in an envelope) and when food and utilities, along with medical, is one third of what the westerners pay.

    you get another 200 eur untaxed (in an envelope) and when food and utilities, along with medical, is one third of what the westerners pay.

    There are no envelopes here. Utilities are not subsidized – thanks to the IMF. Medical care is free in western Europe, while here you have to pay bribes to doctors, nurses and everyone else.

    As for food, here’s a nice recent item: http://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/lower-quality-of-same-food-brands-in-eastern-europe-raises-eyebrows/
    Same price, lower quality.

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    Look, dude, I'm from E.Europe, too, and out of all the people who I know who migrated to the West for work most have really, really good high paying jobs, in finance, in interpretation, logistics, ship building, marketing, one guy I know makes tons of money as a lawyer at the EU court in Luxembourg. I know a few people that work with a forklift at a store in the UK, but so what? There are plenty of Westerners doing manual labor, too. The only person that I know who went to work in a flower warehouse couldn't take it for more than a month and came back and is now a freelance artist who lives on the country side. You are so full of.. every time I open my FB page, some person has pictures from an exotic vacation, just yesterday one of my friends posted a picture of drinking champagne near the ancient ruins in Rome. There is even a trend where young people post about their exotic travel on Instagram to become Instagram personalities.

    Yes, Romania is not affluent (is that a reason to judge an otherwise nice country, though?), but you can't speak for all of EE.

    Regarding prostitution, did you know that there are actually individuals in the West who go out of their way to recruit women, in their home countries (yes, it is criminal) it's not like these women go there out of desperation. And, besides, Russian women have always been there, from years back (I don't know if you'd consider them E.European). Are there no Western prostitutes? What do you call those American chicks that get on Seeking Arrangement to get sugar daddies to pay for their college?

    Local food is high quality and cheap in EE. Internet is much cheaper than the US. The only issue is that everyone wants to live in the city where expenses are higher. By the way, there is a big housing problem in the West, too, most millennial Westerners WILL NOT be able afford the kind of housing that their parents had.

  162. annamaria says:
    @Frankie P
    I have come to the conclusion that the western world, which utilized conflict to drive progress for so many years, has now been neutered by a modern world, a world in which access to information has become a level playing field, a world that favors societies that promote stability and order, a world in which China will become the greatest power, with firm control over a huge productive population that prefers to get down to work and make no waves, a population proud of its race and civilization.

    “…a world that favors societies that promote stability and order…”
    From your lips to God’s ears.

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  163. @Mulegino1
    One assumes the headline of the article is a rhetorical question. Of course Putin is the preeminent statesman of our times, and a world historical figure. The political hacks of the west are Lilliputians alongside of Putin's Gulliver - although Trump, Le Pen and Orban have a chance to also assume world historical status, should they ride out the leftist counter tsunami against the nationalist, populist revolts. President Xi is also a tremendous leader of his people.

    The corrupt sacks of merde such as Obama, Merkel, Hillary, Cameron, W. Bush, Blair, Hollande, inter alia, who have darkened the halls of power in the west are nothing less than the sycophantic and servile acolytes of the system of Antichrist. Prayerfully, their days are over for good. May the new generation of leaders be real men (and maidenly women) and not the interchangeable she-he's of the western political elites.

    Mulegino1, a bit OT, but you may be interested in the discussion going on here:

    http://www.unz.com/imercer/africa-bcac-before-and-after-colonialism/

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  164. annamaria says:
    @Anon

    The difference between Putin and Trump is that Putin cares for his people.
     
    Keep in mind that Putin's people are the Russian elite, not the Russian people.
    Doesn't Trump care for the American elite too?

    “…Putin’s people are the Russian elite…”
    You need to do some minor homework before making important statements:
    “Between 2000 and 2012 [before the illegal economic sanctions] Russia’s energy exports fueled a rapid growth in living standards, with real disposable income rising by 160%. In dollar-denominated terms this amounted to a more than sevenfold increase in disposable incomes since 2000. In the same period, unemployment and poverty more than halved and Russians’ self-assessed life satisfaction also rose significantly.
    In January 2016, the US company Bloomberg rated Russia’s economy as the 12th most innovative in the world, up from 14th in January 2015… Russia has the world’s 15th highest patent application rate, the 8th highest concentration of high-tech public companies, such as internet and aerospace and the third highest graduation rate of scientists and engineers.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Russia

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  165. @KenH

    .....until SCOTUS decides to intervene in what is more a political matter rather than one of the rights of non-citizens within and without the jurisdiction of the US.
     
    This is asking for trouble since Roberts and Kennedy are wild cards. This could just open the door to more judicial activism from the high court since we know how four of the black robed tyrants will opine (i.e., third world non-citizens without have a "right" to entry).

    Better to simply defy the federal district courts since historically they have deferred to the executive branch on such matters (as in the Elian Gonzalez case) and the recent rulings are unprecedented power grabs by the federal judiciary and unlawful interference in duties of the executive branch.

    That’s the point: District and Appellate courts are no longer deferring to the Executive, and in fact, it seems like the Executive is deferring to them. I agree that the Executive should ignore the ultra vires stays (which in this case are nothing more than flawed equitable remedies). I do not think the Executive should appeal to SCOTUS, rather my point was that this will percolate up to SCOTUS in any case … You can be sure any one of the Fab Four and possibly Kennedy will grant cert to further assert the power of the judiciary.

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  166. @Avery
    {I’d have to agree that Putin is acting like the world’s preeminent statesman and more so than Trump, who’s morphed into neo-conservative light and supporter of the continued existence of NATO since the inauguration. Putin should resurrect the old Warsaw Pact and begin recruiting Iran, Syria, China, Mexico and Canada to see how we like it.}

    Putin has a built-in advantage, that is also unfortunately a weakness.
    He and a small group of advisers can move Russia in the right direction without any internal interference.

    American system of government was deliberately set up to block any one person or small group of people from changing anything drastically - good or bad. One federal judge, acting completely illegally, has blocked an Executive Order that cannot legally be blocked: but a handful of activists judges decided on their own that radical Muslims from several Islamists countries have the same rights as US citizens. There is nothing Trump can do. It has to work its way to SCOTUS: and nobody can predict what will happen there.

    As to NATO: again, there is only so much Trump can do. There are a bunch of Republican senators and Representative who are anti-American globalists, who hate Trump and what he and those who voted for him stand for, and will not hesitate to impeach him, if he shakes the tree too hard and too quickly. One man cannot undo about 50 years or so of Globalization and de-Americanization of US. I mean, one nut judge is even trying to force the executive branch to accept 100,000 refugees, instead of the 50,000 the EO specifies: that's how far the anti-American nuts have corrupted the country.

    As to Warsaw pact: neither Mexico, nor Canada will be allowed to leave the US orbit, even if they wanted to, which they don't. A de-facto alliance between Syria, Iran, China, and Russia is already unofficially in the works. And it would be stupid for Moscow to expend capital to 'recruit' Mexico or Canada. Better to try to get Germany and France out of the Globalist clutches. The Eurasian continent is the natural habitat of great powers like Russia, Germany, France, China......If Le Pen wins, France is in with Russia. Without either France or Germany, the Globalist octopus strangling European nations will shrink and die off.

    I worry that in the (admittedly unlikely) event of a Marine Le Pen victory, the CIA would try to organize a “color revolution” to remove her.

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    I worry that in the (admittedly unlikely) event of a Marine Le Pen victory, the CIA would try to organize a “color revolution” to remove her.
     
    It's an absolute certainty. Europe is part of the American Empire. Europeans have the right to vote for their own leaders as long as they vote for leaders approved by Washington. There's not the slightest chance that Le Pen would be permitted to remain in power.
  167. @dfordoom

    If we posit the truth of all your allegations, are we not still better off than if Lady MacBeth had won?
     
    If the Trump presidency ends in total failure, as seems increasingly likely, it will discredit any opposition to the Democrat-Republican political establishment for decades to come. The establishment will be left more firmly in power than ever before. The power of the politically activist judiciary and the media will have been increased still further.

    If Trump is a complete failure the Democrats will win crushing victories in the next electoral cycle and will go on to enact the kinds of repressive measures that would have brought a smile to the face of Joe Stalin. It will be the era of the Great Purges.

    We simply cannot afford for Trump to fail. But he seems to be absolutely determined to fail. He has lost the initiative and in war when you lose the initiative defeat becomes inevitable.

    I too genuinely hope that Trump succeeds but I am disappointed that he is not defying clearly preposterous court orders blocking an all-too-timid visa issuance criteria. Maybe there’s a long game here that I just can’t see. But a Trump failure could also lead to the rise of a geuinely race-realist populist party from the ruins of the Trump/Sanders movement. Where’s Huey Long when you need him?

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    But a Trump failure could also lead to the rise of a geuinely race-realist populist party from the ruins of the Trump/Sanders movement.
     
    Unfortunately there's no chance of that happening.

    This isn't really about Trump. All the liberal crying and raging, all the media meltdowns, all the judicial sabotage, it has nothing to do with Trump. Trump is no real threat to the globalists.

    What the elites are trying to do is to demonstrate to the American people that any resistance to the agenda of the elites is futile. That any genuine dissent will be mercilessly crushed. They're out to make an example of anyone who dares to defy them by voting for a candidate not approved by the elites or supporting a president who does not have the elite seal of approval.

    The elites are sending a message - democracy is over folks, freedom of speech is over, liberty is over. From now on you do what you're told to do or you get destroyed.

    In a way the election of Trump has been a boon for the elites since it's given them the opportunity to do what they've wanted to do for decades - to abolish democracy and establish what is effectively a one-party state.

    And it needs to be emphasised that this elite agenda has the overwhelming support of the Republican establishment.
  168. bluedog says:
    @KenH
    Are you sure about the War Powers Resolution as it wasn't passed until 1973 and was intended to force a president to seek the consent of Congress before taking us to war? The Iraq war resolution passed in 2002 was stretched to the breaking point and I think most U.S.military action now is covered under the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS which is still pretty broad in scope and allows a president to do just about anything under the guise of "fighting ISIS".

    STRANGE (I’ll have to check on that) I was sure that was how Truman got us into Korea for no declaration of war had been declared and just missing that war by 2 years I was sure that I remember the war powers act and the high court declaring it was constitutional and he used that in an end run around the constitution to drag us into another failed war..

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    The Korean "Police Action" was technically a UN show, though the driving force was indeed the US led by Truman, who liberally used that euphemism to describe that undeclared war while using the aegis of the UN to drag us into it. War Powers Act was a response to the failure of Vietnam.
  169. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Mao Cheng Ji

    you get another 200 eur untaxed (in an envelope) and when food and utilities, along with medical, is one third of what the westerners pay.
     
    There are no envelopes here. Utilities are not subsidized - thanks to the IMF. Medical care is free in western Europe, while here you have to pay bribes to doctors, nurses and everyone else.

    As for food, here's a nice recent item: http://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/lower-quality-of-same-food-brands-in-eastern-europe-raises-eyebrows/
    Same price, lower quality.

    Look, dude, I’m from E.Europe, too, and out of all the people who I know who migrated to the West for work most have really, really good high paying jobs, in finance, in interpretation, logistics, ship building, marketing, one guy I know makes tons of money as a lawyer at the EU court in Luxembourg. I know a few people that work with a forklift at a store in the UK, but so what? There are plenty of Westerners doing manual labor, too. The only person that I know who went to work in a flower warehouse couldn’t take it for more than a month and came back and is now a freelance artist who lives on the country side. You are so full of.. every time I open my FB page, some person has pictures from an exotic vacation, just yesterday one of my friends posted a picture of drinking champagne near the ancient ruins in Rome. There is even a trend where young people post about their exotic travel on Instagram to become Instagram personalities.

    Yes, Romania is not affluent (is that a reason to judge an otherwise nice country, though?), but you can’t speak for all of EE.

    Regarding prostitution, did you know that there are actually individuals in the West who go out of their way to recruit women, in their home countries (yes, it is criminal) it’s not like these women go there out of desperation. And, besides, Russian women have always been there, from years back (I don’t know if you’d consider them E.European). Are there no Western prostitutes? What do you call those American chicks that get on Seeking Arrangement to get sugar daddies to pay for their college?

    Local food is high quality and cheap in EE. Internet is much cheaper than the US. The only issue is that everyone wants to live in the city where expenses are higher. By the way, there is a big housing problem in the West, too, most millennial Westerners WILL NOT be able afford the kind of housing that their parents had.

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    Internet is much cheaper than the US
     
    Excuse me for ignoring your fantasies, facebook pictures of your imaginary friends, etc.

    So this is what's left of your 'argument': internet access is cheaper than in the US? I'm paying about $20/month - just for the internet, no phone, no cable. Certainly not much cheaper, and considering that the average wage is several times lower, it doesn't strike me as exactly a bonanza... But hey, you're entitled to your own opinion, no matter how ridiculous.

  170. bluedog says:
    @KenH
    Are you sure about the War Powers Resolution as it wasn't passed until 1973 and was intended to force a president to seek the consent of Congress before taking us to war? The Iraq war resolution passed in 2002 was stretched to the breaking point and I think most U.S.military action now is covered under the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS which is still pretty broad in scope and allows a president to do just about anything under the guise of "fighting ISIS".

    I stand corrected you are correct old age and memory ..Thank You for the correction..

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  171. Incitatus says:
    @Svigor

    Yeah, right; millions of people living inside your skull.
     
    Germans did better under Nazism than they did under Weimar.

    But to update, Venezuelans aren't doing to well under socialist/commie rule.

    “Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot..”

    If this is true, explain why the East Europeans want to return to Communism?
     
    Ever heard of convicts spending so long in jail, they become "institutionalized"? Ever heard of Stockholm Syndrome? Ever heard of "viewing the past with rose-tinted glasses"?

    It took a long time for communism to finally rot and fall apart, and it'll take a long time for the countries that suffered it to recover from the damage it did.

    Let’s dispense with this man crush of Putin. He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus, used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist), called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), and is other than a friend to Christianity.
     
    Of course, Corvanus hates Christianity and Christians (but loves Jews, so do the math), and only uses its history as a club to bash with, a tool to manipulate with. As for getting rich, that's neither here nor there. I've no objection to a good leader getting rich in the process. His bit about natalism is rich, just his usual trolling; he's an anti-natalist socialist who thinks he's being cute when he does stuff like calling what he hates "socialist" when he's in anti-socialist company.

    TL;DR version: Corvanus is still a piece of shit.

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.
     
    I'd like to see the left jackbooted in the West. Would serve them right, for all the damage they've done, and their unremitting stupidity and treachery.

    Jackson as chief executive is to enforce the laws and Supreme Court decisions. He unconstitutionally ignored Marshall’s decision and undermined the system of checks and balances. That is not leadership, that is subverting the rule of law.
     
    The President's job is to uphold the law and the Constitution, not enforce Judicial branch grabs at tyranny. Of course, Corvanus is a leftist, and loves Judicial branch tyranny, so he's shitting out his usual squid ink, under cover of "rule of law." Lying is the only art leftists really engage in with any passion.

    “Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction.”

    If it were that “easy”, then several presidents and Congress would have taken that route.
     
    Unless Congress were dominated by scummy leftists who approve leftist Judicial branch tyranny. You know, people like you.

    How long before the right begins reciprocating, I wonder? It's not like they can't order the other two branches about, just like the leftist judges do, under this phony new unConstitutional rule from the bench.

    Thanks, Svigor. I needed a lift today.

    “Germans did better under Nazism than they did under Weimar.”

    No doubt! Standing in the rubble of their country April 1945, I’m sure they’d agree. If only they’d listened to the Führer (and you).

    Wait. Did we all miss something? Didn’t they listen to the Führer! Did something go wrong?

    Apologies for not reading the rest of your post. Can’t stop laughing.

    Thanks again, Svigor.

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  172. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Diversity Heretic
    I worry that in the (admittedly unlikely) event of a Marine Le Pen victory, the CIA would try to organize a "color revolution" to remove her.

    I worry that in the (admittedly unlikely) event of a Marine Le Pen victory, the CIA would try to organize a “color revolution” to remove her.

    It’s an absolute certainty. Europe is part of the American Empire. Europeans have the right to vote for their own leaders as long as they vote for leaders approved by Washington. There’s not the slightest chance that Le Pen would be permitted to remain in power.

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    How true is the definition "Western Mossad" for the CIA?
    Here is a bitter part of the Russian history: "You must understand, the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media is in the hands of the perpetrators." Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    No wonder this book ("200 hundred years together") has been sequestered by all major publishing houses in the US/UK. http://truedemocracyparty.net/2012/05/most-banned-book-in-the-world-200-years-together-aleksandr-solzhenitsyn/
  173. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Diversity Heretic
    I too genuinely hope that Trump succeeds but I am disappointed that he is not defying clearly preposterous court orders blocking an all-too-timid visa issuance criteria. Maybe there's a long game here that I just can't see. But a Trump failure could also lead to the rise of a geuinely race-realist populist party from the ruins of the Trump/Sanders movement. Where's Huey Long when you need him?

    But a Trump failure could also lead to the rise of a geuinely race-realist populist party from the ruins of the Trump/Sanders movement.

    Unfortunately there’s no chance of that happening.

    This isn’t really about Trump. All the liberal crying and raging, all the media meltdowns, all the judicial sabotage, it has nothing to do with Trump. Trump is no real threat to the globalists.

    What the elites are trying to do is to demonstrate to the American people that any resistance to the agenda of the elites is futile. That any genuine dissent will be mercilessly crushed. They’re out to make an example of anyone who dares to defy them by voting for a candidate not approved by the elites or supporting a president who does not have the elite seal of approval.

    The elites are sending a message – democracy is over folks, freedom of speech is over, liberty is over. From now on you do what you’re told to do or you get destroyed.

    In a way the election of Trump has been a boon for the elites since it’s given them the opportunity to do what they’ve wanted to do for decades – to abolish democracy and establish what is effectively a one-party state.

    And it needs to be emphasised that this elite agenda has the overwhelming support of the Republican establishment.

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    "In a way the election of Trump has been a boon for the elites since it’s given them the opportunity to do what they’ve wanted to do for decades – to abolish democracy and establish what is effectively a one-party state."

    You live in a fantasy world. Now, let us assume that elites are engaging in this action. What are YOU doing to make sure their agenda will be thwarted? Commenting on a blog doesn't count. Are you prepared for getting physically involved, i.e. boots on a ground? Please tell us specifically how you as a White man are going to do something directly about it.
  174. Virgile says:

    Putin’s aura is intelligence, other leaders’ aura, except for a few, is stupidity

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  175. Thirdeye says:
    @john cronk
    "Putin also stands against the progressive moral relativism of a Western elite that has cut its Christian roots to embrace secularism and hedonism."


    Grow up, Pat. One doesn't have to be a Christian or believe in superstitious nonsense to have strength of character and solid moral values.

    Bingo. Buchanan seriously undersells Putin’s statesmanship, which is without parallel in the 21st Century thus far, by reducing it down to religious tradition. The KGB was not just a state security aparatus, it was the intellectual center of the Soviet state and Putin’s approach to governing reflects that.

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  176. Thirdeye says:
    @Begemot
    When I look over the 2000 years of Christian civilization the catalog of wars, injustices, crimes, repressions, slavery etc. leads me to conclude that what good has existed in Christendom has been in spite of Christianity not because of it. Atheism doesn't necessarily lead to bad behavior just as Christianity doesn't necessarily lead to good behavior. The facts speak to that.

    Western liberalism is in an abstract way an outgrowth of Christianity, which was in turn an outgrowth of Greek humanism as adapted by Judaic scholars.

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    Western liberalism is in an abstract way an outgrowth of Christianity, which was in turn an outgrowth of Greek humanism as adapted by Judaic scholars.
     
    with due respect, I disagree

    If you're going to invoke the Greeks and Western liberalism, then what you're referring to is human reason, or the philosophical underpinnings of Western Civilization ~ reason and beauty and the skepticism of Socrates and the common sense, rational understanding and observations of the world that is Aristotle or Francis Bacon.

    Judaism by contrast is the opposite, and is a mystical, anti-reasoned approached to existence, including human existence, that is based upon a tribal, ethno-centric view of man as the center of the universe, and the very purpose of existence. The opposite of reason.

    What Christianity did was use some carefully tweaked tenets of this view of mankind as a crass method of monarchical control. Western Civilization was turned into Christendom by monarchs who saw in Christianity a method of controlling the population. Just as Christian parents today see Christianity as a method to control their children and make them obedient, or else.

    Perhaps something like this is necessary for some types of human control, as is obviously the case with Islam. But it hardly has anything to do with Western liberalism, which harkens back to the Age of Enlightenment and the Renaissance, when the West began to return to its Greek roots of reason, only now with the nascent tools of science as a method.

    It's impossible to calculate the damage done to Western civilization (and its people) by Judaism and Christianity, from the days of Rome, even until today, as the ravages upon reason are all too brutally obvious- as our civilization crumbles around us all and Islam is ascendant.

    Judaic scholars found in the OT texts what the Nazis found in Nietzsche or Darwin. A convenient manifesto for their tribal ethnocentric world view, however murderous or genocidal. They were very far off from Western Liberalism, IMHO.
    , @annamaria
    "Western liberalism is in an abstract way an outgrowth of Christianity, which was in turn an outgrowth of Greek humanism as adapted by Judaic scholars."
    Perhaps you are too charitable if the US neoliberals and other "progressives" a la Clintons make representatives of the western liberalism. For example, let's take a look at the infamous chemical attack in Syria: https://nsnbc.me/2013/10/07/top-us-and-saudi-officials-responsible-for-chemical-weapons-in-syria/ "Top US and Saudi Officials responsible for Chemical Weapons in Syria"
    "There is a growing and substantial amount of evidence that indicates direct U.S. and Saudi involvement in the chemical weapons attack. To begin with one merely has to answer the fundamental question “Who Benefits”, and the answer is definitely not “the Syrian government”.
    In fact, the Federal German Intelligence Service (BND) claims that it has intercepted phone calls between Syrian officers and the Syrian High Command. The BND is convinced that none of the Syrian forces have used a chemical weapon. Leaving alone any moral considerations, the domestic and international repercussions were foreseeable and there would not have been any strategic benefit for the Syrian Army or the government. In the end, it was the USA, Saudi Arabia and Israel who achieved a major strategic and political victory by forcing the Syrian government to put its chemical weapons under international control for destruction."
  177. @Anonymous
    Look, dude, I'm from E.Europe, too, and out of all the people who I know who migrated to the West for work most have really, really good high paying jobs, in finance, in interpretation, logistics, ship building, marketing, one guy I know makes tons of money as a lawyer at the EU court in Luxembourg. I know a few people that work with a forklift at a store in the UK, but so what? There are plenty of Westerners doing manual labor, too. The only person that I know who went to work in a flower warehouse couldn't take it for more than a month and came back and is now a freelance artist who lives on the country side. You are so full of.. every time I open my FB page, some person has pictures from an exotic vacation, just yesterday one of my friends posted a picture of drinking champagne near the ancient ruins in Rome. There is even a trend where young people post about their exotic travel on Instagram to become Instagram personalities.

    Yes, Romania is not affluent (is that a reason to judge an otherwise nice country, though?), but you can't speak for all of EE.

    Regarding prostitution, did you know that there are actually individuals in the West who go out of their way to recruit women, in their home countries (yes, it is criminal) it's not like these women go there out of desperation. And, besides, Russian women have always been there, from years back (I don't know if you'd consider them E.European). Are there no Western prostitutes? What do you call those American chicks that get on Seeking Arrangement to get sugar daddies to pay for their college?

    Local food is high quality and cheap in EE. Internet is much cheaper than the US. The only issue is that everyone wants to live in the city where expenses are higher. By the way, there is a big housing problem in the West, too, most millennial Westerners WILL NOT be able afford the kind of housing that their parents had.

    Internet is much cheaper than the US

    Excuse me for ignoring your fantasies, facebook pictures of your imaginary friends, etc.

    So this is what’s left of your ‘argument’: internet access is cheaper than in the US? I’m paying about $20/month – just for the internet, no phone, no cable. Certainly not much cheaper, and considering that the average wage is several times lower, it doesn’t strike me as exactly a bonanza… But hey, you’re entitled to your own opinion, no matter how ridiculous.

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  179. Rurik says:
    @Thirdeye
    Western liberalism is in an abstract way an outgrowth of Christianity, which was in turn an outgrowth of Greek humanism as adapted by Judaic scholars.

    Western liberalism is in an abstract way an outgrowth of Christianity, which was in turn an outgrowth of Greek humanism as adapted by Judaic scholars.

    with due respect, I disagree

    If you’re going to invoke the Greeks and Western liberalism, then what you’re referring to is human reason, or the philosophical underpinnings of Western Civilization ~ reason and beauty and the skepticism of Socrates and the common sense, rational understanding and observations of the world that is Aristotle or Francis Bacon.

    Judaism by contrast is the opposite, and is a mystical, anti-reasoned approached to existence, including human existence, that is based upon a tribal, ethno-centric view of man as the center of the universe, and the very purpose of existence. The opposite of reason.

    What Christianity did was use some carefully tweaked tenets of this view of mankind as a crass method of monarchical control. Western Civilization was turned into Christendom by monarchs who saw in Christianity a method of controlling the population. Just as Christian parents today see Christianity as a method to control their children and make them obedient, or else.

    Perhaps something like this is necessary for some types of human control, as is obviously the case with Islam. But it hardly has anything to do with Western liberalism, which harkens back to the Age of Enlightenment and the Renaissance, when the West began to return to its Greek roots of reason, only now with the nascent tools of science as a method.

    It’s impossible to calculate the damage done to Western civilization (and its people) by Judaism and Christianity, from the days of Rome, even until today, as the ravages upon reason are all too brutally obvious- as our civilization crumbles around us all and Islam is ascendant.

    Judaic scholars found in the OT texts what the Nazis found in Nietzsche or Darwin. A convenient manifesto for their tribal ethnocentric world view, however murderous or genocidal. They were very far off from Western Liberalism, IMHO.

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  180. eah says:

    Definitely maybe.

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    Doesn't sound like a real quote. Not to mention that a soft version of Sharia appears to be alive and well in Chechnya, and, as long as they mind their own business, hardly anyone cares.
    , @utu
    http://weknowmemes.com/2012/07/dont-believe-everything-you-read-on-the-internet/
  181. Bill says:
    @ussr andy

    Hey, tool: how come when you open your mouth, George Soros’s voice comes out?
     
    What did he say that was Sorosite?


    Are you one of those people who regard the Enlightenment and 1789/1848/1917 as a series of Jewish takeovers?

    The Enlightenment and 1789/1848/1917 were certainly disasters, and there is little doubt that the Jews played important roles in them, more so the later than the earlier. “Jewish takeovers” seems kind of meaningless to me though.

    His post was Sorosite from top to bottom. Pro-Enlightenment, atheistic, universalistic pablum is pretty much what Soros is about. Any institution or idea conducing to solidarity is a potential threat to our evil elite and must be swept away by a tide of “openness.” Individuals naked against a “meritocratic” elite is the thing.

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    Nation states were an Enlightenment idea.
    , @ussr andy

    atheistic, universalistic pablum
     
    Christianity had been in crisis before the Enlightenment, though. Reformation, Kepler, Galileo, ... And it never lacked universalism of its own either ("they call us to deliver their land from error's chain...")

    Any institution or idea conducing to solidarity
     
    town vs town, estate (peasant, clergy etc) vs estate, guild vs guild, that solidarity?
  182. @eah
    Definitely maybe.

    https://twitter.com/ramzpaul/status/848892718415826944

    Doesn’t sound like a real quote. Not to mention that a soft version of Sharia appears to be alive and well in Chechnya, and, as long as they mind their own business, hardly anyone cares.

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  183. @bluedog
    STRANGE (I'll have to check on that) I was sure that was how Truman got us into Korea for no declaration of war had been declared and just missing that war by 2 years I was sure that I remember the war powers act and the high court declaring it was constitutional and he used that in an end run around the constitution to drag us into another failed war..

    The Korean “Police Action” was technically a UN show, though the driving force was indeed the US led by Truman, who liberally used that euphemism to describe that undeclared war while using the aegis of the UN to drag us into it. War Powers Act was a response to the failure of Vietnam.

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  184. Corvinus says:
    @dfordoom

    But a Trump failure could also lead to the rise of a geuinely race-realist populist party from the ruins of the Trump/Sanders movement.
     
    Unfortunately there's no chance of that happening.

    This isn't really about Trump. All the liberal crying and raging, all the media meltdowns, all the judicial sabotage, it has nothing to do with Trump. Trump is no real threat to the globalists.

    What the elites are trying to do is to demonstrate to the American people that any resistance to the agenda of the elites is futile. That any genuine dissent will be mercilessly crushed. They're out to make an example of anyone who dares to defy them by voting for a candidate not approved by the elites or supporting a president who does not have the elite seal of approval.

    The elites are sending a message - democracy is over folks, freedom of speech is over, liberty is over. From now on you do what you're told to do or you get destroyed.

    In a way the election of Trump has been a boon for the elites since it's given them the opportunity to do what they've wanted to do for decades - to abolish democracy and establish what is effectively a one-party state.

    And it needs to be emphasised that this elite agenda has the overwhelming support of the Republican establishment.

    “In a way the election of Trump has been a boon for the elites since it’s given them the opportunity to do what they’ve wanted to do for decades – to abolish democracy and establish what is effectively a one-party state.”

    You live in a fantasy world. Now, let us assume that elites are engaging in this action. What are YOU doing to make sure their agenda will be thwarted? Commenting on a blog doesn’t count. Are you prepared for getting physically involved, i.e. boots on a ground? Please tell us specifically how you as a White man are going to do something directly about it.

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  185. annamaria says:
    @Thirdeye
    Western liberalism is in an abstract way an outgrowth of Christianity, which was in turn an outgrowth of Greek humanism as adapted by Judaic scholars.

    “Western liberalism is in an abstract way an outgrowth of Christianity, which was in turn an outgrowth of Greek humanism as adapted by Judaic scholars.”
    Perhaps you are too charitable if the US neoliberals and other “progressives” a la Clintons make representatives of the western liberalism. For example, let’s take a look at the infamous chemical attack in Syria: https://nsnbc.me/2013/10/07/top-us-and-saudi-officials-responsible-for-chemical-weapons-in-syria/ “Top US and Saudi Officials responsible for Chemical Weapons in Syria”
    “There is a growing and substantial amount of evidence that indicates direct U.S. and Saudi involvement in the chemical weapons attack. To begin with one merely has to answer the fundamental question “Who Benefits”, and the answer is definitely not “the Syrian government”.
    In fact, the Federal German Intelligence Service (BND) claims that it has intercepted phone calls between Syrian officers and the Syrian High Command. The BND is convinced that none of the Syrian forces have used a chemical weapon. Leaving alone any moral considerations, the domestic and international repercussions were foreseeable and there would not have been any strategic benefit for the Syrian Army or the government. In the end, it was the USA, Saudi Arabia and Israel who achieved a major strategic and political victory by forcing the Syrian government to put its chemical weapons under international control for destruction.”

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  186. annamaria says:
    @dfordoom

    I worry that in the (admittedly unlikely) event of a Marine Le Pen victory, the CIA would try to organize a “color revolution” to remove her.
     
    It's an absolute certainty. Europe is part of the American Empire. Europeans have the right to vote for their own leaders as long as they vote for leaders approved by Washington. There's not the slightest chance that Le Pen would be permitted to remain in power.

    How true is the definition “Western Mossad” for the CIA?
    Here is a bitter part of the Russian history: “You must understand, the leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media is in the hands of the perpetrators.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    No wonder this book (“200 hundred years together”) has been sequestered by all major publishing houses in the US/UK. http://truedemocracyparty.net/2012/05/most-banned-book-in-the-world-200-years-together-aleksandr-solzhenitsyn/

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  187. Rurik says:

    Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. It cannot be overstated. Bolshevism committed the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant and uncaring about this enormous crime is proof that the global media is in the hands of the perpetrators.”

    perpetrators = The Fiend

    and they didn’t just torture and slaughter Russians, but Hungarians and Estonians and Latvians and Ukrainians and Germans and Poles and every other white Christian they could get their demonic claws on.

    Today they’re slaughtering and torturing Palestinians- and Iraqis and Syrians and others by proxy

    They want yet another conflagration like they one they’re soooo proud of; WWII

    one of my favorite photos of all time:

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  188. ussr andy says:
    @Bill
    The Enlightenment and 1789/1848/1917 were certainly disasters, and there is little doubt that the Jews played important roles in them, more so the later than the earlier. "Jewish takeovers" seems kind of meaningless to me though.

    His post was Sorosite from top to bottom. Pro-Enlightenment, atheistic, universalistic pablum is pretty much what Soros is about. Any institution or idea conducing to solidarity is a potential threat to our evil elite and must be swept away by a tide of "openness." Individuals naked against a "meritocratic" elite is the thing.

    Nation states were an Enlightenment idea.

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    Yes, they were. Nation-states were a bad innovation used to flatten already existing distinctions and to co-opt loyalties. I'm in favor of nation-states vs globalism. However, if we had nation-states back, I would be against them in favor of smaller and more meaningful sub-divisions.
  189. ussr andy says:
    @Bill
    The Enlightenment and 1789/1848/1917 were certainly disasters, and there is little doubt that the Jews played important roles in them, more so the later than the earlier. "Jewish takeovers" seems kind of meaningless to me though.

    His post was Sorosite from top to bottom. Pro-Enlightenment, atheistic, universalistic pablum is pretty much what Soros is about. Any institution or idea conducing to solidarity is a potential threat to our evil elite and must be swept away by a tide of "openness." Individuals naked against a "meritocratic" elite is the thing.

    atheistic, universalistic pablum

    Christianity had been in crisis before the Enlightenment, though. Reformation, Kepler, Galileo, … And it never lacked universalism of its own either (“they call us to deliver their land from error’s chain…”)

    Any institution or idea conducing to solidarity

    town vs town, estate (peasant, clergy etc) vs estate, guild vs guild, that solidarity?

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    • Replies: @Anon
    Kepler (???) and Galileo were not crises. Guild vs. guild: ???

    Peasant rebellions: yes. Town vs. town: not so much, this was a thing in the French wars of religion, not really otherwise. More baron vs. baron. City vs. city in Italy, but you have to remember these were essentially separate countries.
    , @Bill

    Christianity had been in crisis before the Enlightenment, though. Reformation, Kepler, Galileo, … And it never lacked universalism of its own either (“they call us to deliver their land from error’s chain…”)
     
    The Reformation was certainly a bad thing, but I would not describe it as before the Enlightenment, particularly. The Enlightenment was largely the working out of the Reformation. So, I don't see them as distinct. They are rebellion against authority with associated vandalism, looting, and violence.

    If you think the Galileo affair reflected some kind of crisis in Christianity, you should maybe read books about it from the POV of the anti-Galileo side.

    Christianity always lacked the sort of universalism we are discussing. The Great Chain of Being is not remotely universalistic in the sense relevant here. Its current universalism is a disease it unfortunately contracted from the surrounding culture as that culture became progressively more atheistic. Immantenizing the eschaton and all that.


    town vs town, estate (peasant, clergy etc) vs estate, guild vs guild, that solidarity?
     
    Yes.
  190. Avery says:
    @Corvinus
    "The usual Globalist MSM lies: not an iota of evidence that Putin has allegedly enriched himself."

    As soon as you use the phrase "Globalist MSM lies", you lose all credibility. There is proof out there.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/vladimir-putin-corruption-five-things-we-learned-about-the-russian-presidents-secret-wealth-a6834171.html

    "On the other hand, The Clinton Crime Family has in fact enriched itself."

    Yes, just like Putin. Praytell, is not the "Globalist MSM" reporting with evidence about the Clintons?

    "Yeah: Putin wants Russians to have more children."

    Yes, socialism. So apparently if any government wants to have more children, even black babies, then you would support that policy. Great to know.

    "Russian Orthodox Church revival under Putin continues"

    Yes, at the expense of other religions. How is his policy any different than when Jews or Muslims denigrate other people's faith to advance their own religious beliefs?

    "On the other hand, there is better than even chance that Clintons arranged for the ‘suicide’ of Vince Foster, for example."

    So you don't have any evidence for Clinton ordering murders, just a "better than even chance".
    I would argue given Putin's direct role in the KGB and in government that he was even more responsible for the deaths of his fellow comrades.

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/heres-a-list-of-all-the-putin-critics-who-wound-up-murdered/news-story/4e2952b107b0c7159887e303062c9694

    "Thank You Jesus."

    Jesus sees through everyone's lies and deceptions, include your own.

    {Jesus sees through everyone’s lies and deceptions, include your own.}

    So claims an anti-American, anti-Christian liar and a bigot, and a master of deception. A shape-shifter anti-American, anti-Christian globalist reptile.

    Homes, if you remember you and I had a ‘discussion’ at another thread about the senile, anti-American, anti-Christian Ginsburg, who refuses to to die naturally and go away. You being the globalist, anti-American shape-shifter and a liar, was of course vainly defending the old, vile anti-American, anti-Christian hag*.

    Proof that youse are anti-American, anti-Christian, ingrate liars.
    —-
    *
    [Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Trump a 'faker,' he says she should resign]

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/12/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-donald-trump-faker/

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    "So claims an anti-American, anti-Christian liar and a bigot, and a master of deception. A shape-shifter anti-American, anti-Christian globalist reptile."

    Your default button is stuck again. You lack the intellectual horsepower to engage in dialectic discourse, so you resort to a hodgepodge of insults. How original.

    "Proof that youse are anti-American, anti-Christian, ingrate liars."

    So because I hold a different position than yourself, one rooted in logic and facts, I am "anti-American" and "anti-Christian"? Wow, just wow.

    The train is fine, Avery, the train is fine.
  191. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @ussr andy

    atheistic, universalistic pablum
     
    Christianity had been in crisis before the Enlightenment, though. Reformation, Kepler, Galileo, ... And it never lacked universalism of its own either ("they call us to deliver their land from error's chain...")

    Any institution or idea conducing to solidarity
     
    town vs town, estate (peasant, clergy etc) vs estate, guild vs guild, that solidarity?

    Kepler (???) and Galileo were not crises. Guild vs. guild: ???

    Peasant rebellions: yes. Town vs. town: not so much, this was a thing in the French wars of religion, not really otherwise. More baron vs. baron. City vs. city in Italy, but you have to remember these were essentially separate countries.

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  192. ussr andy says:
    @Svigor

    Yeah, right; millions of people living inside your skull.
     
    Germans did better under Nazism than they did under Weimar.

    But to update, Venezuelans aren't doing to well under socialist/commie rule.

    “Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot..”

    If this is true, explain why the East Europeans want to return to Communism?
     
    Ever heard of convicts spending so long in jail, they become "institutionalized"? Ever heard of Stockholm Syndrome? Ever heard of "viewing the past with rose-tinted glasses"?

    It took a long time for communism to finally rot and fall apart, and it'll take a long time for the countries that suffered it to recover from the damage it did.

    Let’s dispense with this man crush of Putin. He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus, used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist), called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), and is other than a friend to Christianity.
     
    Of course, Corvanus hates Christianity and Christians (but loves Jews, so do the math), and only uses its history as a club to bash with, a tool to manipulate with. As for getting rich, that's neither here nor there. I've no objection to a good leader getting rich in the process. His bit about natalism is rich, just his usual trolling; he's an anti-natalist socialist who thinks he's being cute when he does stuff like calling what he hates "socialist" when he's in anti-socialist company.

    TL;DR version: Corvanus is still a piece of shit.

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.
     
    I'd like to see the left jackbooted in the West. Would serve them right, for all the damage they've done, and their unremitting stupidity and treachery.

    Jackson as chief executive is to enforce the laws and Supreme Court decisions. He unconstitutionally ignored Marshall’s decision and undermined the system of checks and balances. That is not leadership, that is subverting the rule of law.
     
    The President's job is to uphold the law and the Constitution, not enforce Judicial branch grabs at tyranny. Of course, Corvanus is a leftist, and loves Judicial branch tyranny, so he's shitting out his usual squid ink, under cover of "rule of law." Lying is the only art leftists really engage in with any passion.

    “Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction.”

    If it were that “easy”, then several presidents and Congress would have taken that route.
     
    Unless Congress were dominated by scummy leftists who approve leftist Judicial branch tyranny. You know, people like you.

    How long before the right begins reciprocating, I wonder? It's not like they can't order the other two branches about, just like the leftist judges do, under this phony new unConstitutional rule from the bench.

    Ever heard of convicts spending so long in jail, they become “institutionalized”?

    that’s a bit pop-psych, though. like “internalized oppression” ;)

    It took a long time for communism to finally rot and fall apart, and it’ll take a long time for the countries that suffered it to recover from the damage it did.

    most of the things there is to recover from (collapse of domestic industries, brain drain etc) happened immediately following Communism, not during it.

    full ack as to the rest of your post.

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  193. Corvinus says:
    @Avery
    {Jesus sees through everyone’s lies and deceptions, include your own.}

    So claims an anti-American, anti-Christian liar and a bigot, and a master of deception. A shape-shifter anti-American, anti-Christian globalist reptile.

    Homes, if you remember you and I had a 'discussion' at another thread about the senile, anti-American, anti-Christian Ginsburg, who refuses to to die naturally and go away. You being the globalist, anti-American shape-shifter and a liar, was of course vainly defending the old, vile anti-American, anti-Christian hag*.

    Proof that youse are anti-American, anti-Christian, ingrate liars.
    ----
    *
    [Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Trump a 'faker,' he says she should resign]
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/12/politics/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-donald-trump-faker/

    “So claims an anti-American, anti-Christian liar and a bigot, and a master of deception. A shape-shifter anti-American, anti-Christian globalist reptile.”

    Your default button is stuck again. You lack the intellectual horsepower to engage in dialectic discourse, so you resort to a hodgepodge of insults. How original.

    “Proof that youse are anti-American, anti-Christian, ingrate liars.”

    So because I hold a different position than yourself, one rooted in logic and facts, I am “anti-American” and “anti-Christian”? Wow, just wow.

    The train is fine, Avery, the train is fine.

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    { lies and deceptions, include your own.}

    As in, addressed to me.
    You are the one who resorted to insulting me first.


    {You lack the intellectual horsepower to engage in dialectic discourse....}

    Wow: that was deep man, really deep.
  194. Avery says:
    @Corvinus
    "So claims an anti-American, anti-Christian liar and a bigot, and a master of deception. A shape-shifter anti-American, anti-Christian globalist reptile."

    Your default button is stuck again. You lack the intellectual horsepower to engage in dialectic discourse, so you resort to a hodgepodge of insults. How original.

    "Proof that youse are anti-American, anti-Christian, ingrate liars."

    So because I hold a different position than yourself, one rooted in logic and facts, I am "anti-American" and "anti-Christian"? Wow, just wow.

    The train is fine, Avery, the train is fine.

    { lies and deceptions, include your own.}

    As in, addressed to me.
    You are the one who resorted to insulting me first.

    {You lack the intellectual horsepower to engage in dialectic discourse….}

    Wow: that was deep man, really deep.

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  195. Bill says:
    @ussr andy
    Nation states were an Enlightenment idea.

    Yes, they were. Nation-states were a bad innovation used to flatten already existing distinctions and to co-opt loyalties. I’m in favor of nation-states vs globalism. However, if we had nation-states back, I would be against them in favor of smaller and more meaningful sub-divisions.

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  196. Bill says:
    @ussr andy

    atheistic, universalistic pablum
     
    Christianity had been in crisis before the Enlightenment, though. Reformation, Kepler, Galileo, ... And it never lacked universalism of its own either ("they call us to deliver their land from error's chain...")

    Any institution or idea conducing to solidarity
     
    town vs town, estate (peasant, clergy etc) vs estate, guild vs guild, that solidarity?

    Christianity had been in crisis before the Enlightenment, though. Reformation, Kepler, Galileo, … And it never lacked universalism of its own either (“they call us to deliver their land from error’s chain…”)

    The Reformation was certainly a bad thing, but I would not describe it as before the Enlightenment, particularly. The Enlightenment was largely the working out of the Reformation. So, I don’t see them as distinct. They are rebellion against authority with associated vandalism, looting, and violence.

    If you think the Galileo affair reflected some kind of crisis in Christianity, you should maybe read books about it from the POV of the anti-Galileo side.

    Christianity always lacked the sort of universalism we are discussing. The Great Chain of Being is not remotely universalistic in the sense relevant here. Its current universalism is a disease it unfortunately contracted from the surrounding culture as that culture became progressively more atheistic. Immantenizing the eschaton and all that.

    town vs town, estate (peasant, clergy etc) vs estate, guild vs guild, that solidarity?

    Yes.

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  197. Bill says:
    @Svigor

    Yeah, right; millions of people living inside your skull.
     
    Germans did better under Nazism than they did under Weimar.

    But to update, Venezuelans aren't doing to well under socialist/commie rule.

    “Many millions of people who suffered under the Soviet boot..”

    If this is true, explain why the East Europeans want to return to Communism?
     
    Ever heard of convicts spending so long in jail, they become "institutionalized"? Ever heard of Stockholm Syndrome? Ever heard of "viewing the past with rose-tinted glasses"?

    It took a long time for communism to finally rot and fall apart, and it'll take a long time for the countries that suffered it to recover from the damage it did.

    Let’s dispense with this man crush of Putin. He was the primary mover and shaker in the KGB Deep State apparatus, used his government connections to enrich himself (can you say crony capitalist), called for the government to pay men and women to have children (socialist!), and is other than a friend to Christianity.
     
    Of course, Corvanus hates Christianity and Christians (but loves Jews, so do the math), and only uses its history as a club to bash with, a tool to manipulate with. As for getting rich, that's neither here nor there. I've no objection to a good leader getting rich in the process. His bit about natalism is rich, just his usual trolling; he's an anti-natalist socialist who thinks he's being cute when he does stuff like calling what he hates "socialist" when he's in anti-socialist company.

    TL;DR version: Corvanus is still a piece of shit.

    By murdering his opposition and jackbooting dissent.
     
    I'd like to see the left jackbooted in the West. Would serve them right, for all the damage they've done, and their unremitting stupidity and treachery.

    Jackson as chief executive is to enforce the laws and Supreme Court decisions. He unconstitutionally ignored Marshall’s decision and undermined the system of checks and balances. That is not leadership, that is subverting the rule of law.
     
    The President's job is to uphold the law and the Constitution, not enforce Judicial branch grabs at tyranny. Of course, Corvanus is a leftist, and loves Judicial branch tyranny, so he's shitting out his usual squid ink, under cover of "rule of law." Lying is the only art leftists really engage in with any passion.

    “Then read Article III of the Constitution. A sufficiently confident President and Congress can easily de-fang and declaw any judge and court they want by denying them funding and restricting their appellate jurisdiction.”

    If it were that “easy”, then several presidents and Congress would have taken that route.
     
    Unless Congress were dominated by scummy leftists who approve leftist Judicial branch tyranny. You know, people like you.

    How long before the right begins reciprocating, I wonder? It's not like they can't order the other two branches about, just like the leftist judges do, under this phony new unConstitutional rule from the bench.

    How long before the right begins reciprocating, I wonder?

    They won’t reciprocate until they overcome the ridiculous scam called “the rule of law.” Men rule. Always and everywhere without exception. If you think laws rule, well, remember that twenty minutes after you sit down at the poker table, if you don’t know who the sucker is, then get up.

    Other than lying, this is another thing the left is good at. Politics. No lefty believes in “the rule of law.”

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  198. dcite says:
    @Stan Bosch
    That's a pretty non-white attitude, my tribalist friend. You should consider getting an ancestry test done before you commit yourself to us.

    You should consider getting an ancestry test done before you commit yourself to us.

    Whatever his ancestry or commitment, his take on the demographics of this topic is more or less correct. The only ancestry that matters to the vast majority, is what others see.

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  199. Karl says:

    As a Hebrew ethnic nationalist, Mr Buchanan, I have the highest degree of respect and I send fraternal greetings to American nationalists such as yourself and Rep Rand Paul.

    Now as a practical matter….. i’d like to see your camp do slightly better at winning horse-races before I invest in you.

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