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New President, New World

“Don’t Make Any Sudden Moves” is the advice offered to the new president by Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations, which has not traditionally been known as a beer hall of populist beliefs.

Haass meant the president should bring his National Security Council together to anticipate the consequences before tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem or shooting down a missile being tested by Kim Jong Un.

In arguing against rash action, Haass is correct.

Where the CFR and the establishment are wrong, and Donald Trump is right, however, is in recognizing the new world we have entered.

The old order is passing away. Treaties and alliances dating from the Cold War are ceasing to be relevant and cannot long be sustained.

Economic patriotism and ethnonationalism, personified by Trump, seem everywhere ascendant. Transnationalism is yielding to tribalism.

The greater danger for President Trump is that the movement he led will be abandoned, its hopes dashed, and the agenda that Trump rejected and routed will be reimposed by a Republican Establishment and its collaborators in politics and the press.

Again, it was Trump who read the nation right, which is why he is taking the oath today.

The existential threat to the West no longer comes from the East, from a Russian army crashing through Poland and Germany and driving for the Elbe and Fulda Gap.

The existential threat to the West comes, instead, from the South.

The billion-plus peoples of the Maghreb, Middle East and sub-Sahara, whose numbers are exploding, are moving inexorably toward the Med, coming to occupy the empty places left by an aging and dying Europe, all of whose native-born populations steadily shrink.

American’s bleeding border is what concerns Americans, not the borders of Estonia, South Korea, Kuwait or the South China Sea.

When Trump calls NATO “obsolete,” he is saying that the great threat to the West is not Putin’s recapture of a Crimea that belonged to Russia for 150 years. And if the price of peace is getting out of Russia’s face and Russia’s space, maybe we should pay it.

George Kennan himself, the architect of Cold War containment of Stalin’s Russia, admonished us not to move NATO to Russia’s border.

Of Brexit, the British decision to leave the EU, Trump said this week, “People, countries want their own identity and the U.K. wanted its own identity … so if you ask me, I believe others will leave.”

Is he not right? Is it so shocking to hear a transparent truth?

How could Europe’s elites not see the populist forces rising? The European peoples wished to regain their lost sovereignty and national identity, and they were willing to pay a price to achieve it.

Apparently, the Davos crowd cannot comprehend people who believe there are more important things than wealth.

Yet while President Trump should avoid rash actions, if he is to become a transformational president, he will spurn an establishment desperately seeking to hold onto the world that is passing away.

Article V of the NATO treaty may require us to treat a Russian move in the Baltic as an attack on the United States. But no sane president will start a war with a nuclear-armed Russia over Estonia.

No Cold War president would have dreamed of so rash an action.

Rather than risk such a war, Ike refused to send a rifle or bullet to the heroic Hungarian rebels in 1956. Painful, but Ike put America first, just as Trump pledged to do.

And given the strength of ethnonationalism in Europe, neither the eurozone nor the EU is likely to survive the decade. We should prepare for that day, not pretend that what is taking place across Europe, and indeed worldwide, is some passing fever of nationalism.

Notwithstanding Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson’s diktat, the United States is not going to force China to vacate the fortified reefs in a South China Sea she claims as her national territory.

Stick to that demand, and we best prepare for war.

As for the Taiwan card, it was played in 1972 by Richard Nixon as the price of his opening to China. Four decades ago, Jimmy Carter cut diplomatic ties to Taiwan and terminated our security pact.

For Xi Jinping to accept that Taiwan might be negotiable would mean an end of him and the overthrow of his Communist Party of China.

The Chinese will fight to prevent a permanent loss of Taiwan.

The imperative of the new era is that the great nuclear powers — China, Russia, the United States — not do to each other what Britain, France and Germany did to each other a century ago over a dead archduke.

President Trump should build the wall, secure the border, impose tariffs, cut taxes, free up the American economy, bring the factories home, create millions of jobs and keep us out of any new wars.

With rare exceptions, wars tend to be fatal to presidencies.

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

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  1. Notwithstanding Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson’s diktat,

    if Tillerson is smart, (and I suspect he’s very smart) he’ll no doubt read Mr. Buchanan’s articles. And that would be a very good thing.

    And also allow me to congratulate all the deplorables and all the other people of good will on this auspicious day, for repudiating the war hag, and making peace and hope possible in our time.

    God speed Mr. President

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  2. Mr. Buchanan,

    It might help to disclose some facts and fact supported analysis more in line with real probabilities.

    First, and most importantly Article 5 of the Nato treaty does NOT mandate a military response. To your credit you did say “may” but you could have quoted the most pertinent comment from the actual text which states (upon an attack of a member state) ” …such action as it deems necessary, [including] the use of armed force…”.

    ‘Such actions as it deems necessary’ would be loud protests and perhaps the stopping of some insignificant trade. You are correct that the whole standoff is foolish and even if Russia would violate the Baltic borders it is very unlikely that this would result in a casus belli.

    For those who are unfamiliar with that area it should be noted that Russia has de facto control from a strategic point of view already and a few whore mongering Nato troops who can skedaddle away to safety within an hour do not serve as a deterrent. Remember, Putin is the only chess player of all the leaders in that area. The rest are still trying to master checkers. Nobody on either side really gives a rat’s patootie about those unfortunate nations but Nato would be exposed as having feet of clay if they didn’t keep pushing the “you touch one of us and we will all come down on you” folderol.

    Comparing potential nuclear exchanges (WW3) in 2017 with the conditions of August 1914 betrays historical illiteracy. It actually might have been more valid to use the Chaco wars.

    I may be hopelessly naive but I cannot envision a nuclear exchange at all. It would be simply the end of us all. All this first strike nonsense starting with Star Wars and continuing with different iterations is just MIC business. A simple understanding of submarine dispositions would put it to rest.

    The new frontier would seem to be cyber-warfare. And that is scary.

    Cheers-

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    • Replies: @Jim
    The risk of war with Russia involving something happening in the Baltics may not be great. But obviously the result of such an occurrence would be disastrous for the American people. The US involvement in the Baltics via NATO brings no benefits to the American people and creates a significant risk of a catastrophe.
  3. I guess I’m an asshole but it gives me great pleasure to think that Hillary Clinton will spend today cursing and screeching alone in a darkened room with no television and just a bottle of vodka to keep her company.

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    • Replies: @woodNfish
    No Johnny, you are not an asshole, you are an optimist, and I am with you on your hope. I go even further though and want her indited, prosecuted and sentenced to spend the rest of her days in prison.
  4. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Donald Trump should immediately recruit Mr. Buchanan to be one of his chief advisers. The road to Donald Trump’s success at home and abroad is outlined above. America can then win its wars simply without dropping a single bomb.

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  5. The existential threat to the West comes, instead, from the South.

    Oh, baloney.

    You know where the threats originate, don’t you? Why point fingers instead of peering into the mirror?

    I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???

    And what’s with people who use the word “existential” in an attempt to sound profound ? Sheesh!

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    • Replies: @Marcus
    It's not really up for debate, this is a mortal struggle with the hordes erupting from the south and southeast, anything else is takes a back seat.

    I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.
     
    I hope you're not talking about Buchanan
    , @Rurik

    I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.
     
    well Jacques, Pat Buchanan has been putting the blame where it belongs for longer perhaps than either of us have been alive. - The Jewish lobby and their venal cucks in DC, only he can't quite say it like that. You see, there's nothing new under the sun. A century ago they grabbed Russia by the hair of the head, and in those days the Kulaks were the deplorables. Today it's the working and middle class of the entire Western world who they've slated for genocidal replacement. So the word 'existential' is very apropos indeed.

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???
     
    I don't think you've thought this all though Jacques. Americans and the West in general have a standard of living far, far above most of the billions of people on the planet. What the .01% scumfucks of the world's elites want to do is increasingly use the teaming billions of the world's abjectly poor to equalize the standards of living of all people on the planet, (except them of course) so that N. Americans will increasingly live like those in the barrios of Mexico and Brazil and elsewhere. They figure if a Haitian will work for pennies, then with open-borders and open trade, soon the typical American / Canadian/Brit/German will also be reduced to working for slave wages. It's not that difficult to comprehend. So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.

    Now that seems obvious to anyone who's given the issue of tariffs and borders any real consideration. But what some people don't understand is that there are a LOT of people out there that want the people of the US subjected to some overdue comeuppance. As payback for their perceived insouciance- as the Fiend that's completely in control of the US (and Europe) have used the US to destroy so many countries and murder so many people.

    And so those people understandably prefer for the borders of the US to stay open, and for the people of the third world to flood in, and see America's jobs sent overseas, so that those deplorables will know what suffering, finally really is.

    Pat is simply on the side of the traditional American, and would prefer that we all repudiate the Fiend, and not his janissaries in the US military and working class schmos who've been losing it all to that .01%
    , @Mao Cheng Ji

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???
     
    Why, just like that, just like any other domestic economy. Impose, say, 200% tariff on all imports today, and a year from now all the stuff sold at Walmart (and everywhere else) will be produced in America.

    And yes, this is how you free up the American economy from the race to the bottom, from going around the world (as well as importing desperate people from abroad), searching for the cheapest labor available...
    , @Bill Jones
    "I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else."

    How can you take responsibility when someone else sets the rules?
  6. @jacques sheete

    The existential threat to the West comes, instead, from the South.
     
    Oh, baloney.

    You know where the threats originate, don't you? Why point fingers instead of peering into the mirror?

    I'm totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can't take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???

    And what's with people who use the word "existential" in an attempt to sound profound ? Sheesh!

    It’s not really up for debate, this is a mortal struggle with the hordes erupting from the south and southeast, anything else is takes a back seat.

    I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.

    I hope you’re not talking about Buchanan

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  7. @jacques sheete

    The existential threat to the West comes, instead, from the South.
     
    Oh, baloney.

    You know where the threats originate, don't you? Why point fingers instead of peering into the mirror?

    I'm totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can't take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???

    And what's with people who use the word "existential" in an attempt to sound profound ? Sheesh!

    I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.

    well Jacques, Pat Buchanan has been putting the blame where it belongs for longer perhaps than either of us have been alive. – The Jewish lobby and their venal cucks in DC, only he can’t quite say it like that. You see, there’s nothing new under the sun. A century ago they grabbed Russia by the hair of the head, and in those days the Kulaks were the deplorables. Today it’s the working and middle class of the entire Western world who they’ve slated for genocidal replacement. So the word ‘existential’ is very apropos indeed.

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???

    I don’t think you’ve thought this all though Jacques. Americans and the West in general have a standard of living far, far above most of the billions of people on the planet. What the .01% scumfucks of the world’s elites want to do is increasingly use the teaming billions of the world’s abjectly poor to equalize the standards of living of all people on the planet, (except them of course) so that N. Americans will increasingly live like those in the barrios of Mexico and Brazil and elsewhere. They figure if a Haitian will work for pennies, then with open-borders and open trade, soon the typical American / Canadian/Brit/German will also be reduced to working for slave wages. It’s not that difficult to comprehend. So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.

    Now that seems obvious to anyone who’s given the issue of tariffs and borders any real consideration. But what some people don’t understand is that there are a LOT of people out there that want the people of the US subjected to some overdue comeuppance. As payback for their perceived insouciance- as the Fiend that’s completely in control of the US (and Europe) have used the US to destroy so many countries and murder so many people.

    And so those people understandably prefer for the borders of the US to stay open, and for the people of the third world to flood in, and see America’s jobs sent overseas, so that those deplorables will know what suffering, finally really is.

    Pat is simply on the side of the traditional American, and would prefer that we all repudiate the Fiend, and not his janissaries in the US military and working class schmos who’ve been losing it all to that .01%

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    I agree with you, Mr. Rurik.
    , @jacques sheete

    I don’t think you’ve thought this all though Jacques.
     
    OK, not to get involved in an argument, but who hasn’t thought this through?

    So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.
     
    I've spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I'd rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.

    Excuse me, but thinking that through tells me that the problem isn’t immigration per se that’s the problem, but rather the problem is what's encouraging folks to leave home. It seems more accurate to claim that that those who control capital and government make policies that encourage immigration (gee, I wonder why that would be…).

    Anyway, the answer, if any, is not tariffs which mean, effectively, economic warfare and we should all be aware of what economic wars lead to…and who wins and who loses in wars.

    The answers, if any, lie in changing our foreign and domestic policies to encourage people to stay in their countries of origin. Because our rulers don’t want that I don’t expect such things to happen anytime soon.

    Making more laws imposing tariffs makes life miserable and less free for us prols and peasants and ultimately they create their own problems. Remember that tariffs and taxes were partly responsible for the American revolt against Brit rule as well as the Southern revolt against Northern rule and exploitation.

    National walls are generally expensive jokes and signs of decay and futility. When has one ever worked for any length of time?

  8. @jacques sheete

    The existential threat to the West comes, instead, from the South.
     
    Oh, baloney.

    You know where the threats originate, don't you? Why point fingers instead of peering into the mirror?

    I'm totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can't take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???

    And what's with people who use the word "existential" in an attempt to sound profound ? Sheesh!

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???

    Why, just like that, just like any other domestic economy. Impose, say, 200% tariff on all imports today, and a year from now all the stuff sold at Walmart (and everywhere else) will be produced in America.

    And yes, this is how you free up the American economy from the race to the bottom, from going around the world (as well as importing desperate people from abroad), searching for the cheapest labor available…

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  9. having just seen the inauguration I assume that the few words Trump spoke to Barry were “You didn’t pardon the bitch did you?”

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  10. @jacques sheete

    The existential threat to the West comes, instead, from the South.
     
    Oh, baloney.

    You know where the threats originate, don't you? Why point fingers instead of peering into the mirror?

    I'm totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can't take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???

    And what's with people who use the word "existential" in an attempt to sound profound ? Sheesh!

    “I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.”

    How can you take responsibility when someone else sets the rules?

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    • Replies: @Drapetomaniac
    "How can you take responsibility when someone else sets the rules?"

    That responsibility lies with those who vote for government.
    , @jacques sheete
    Sorry that I'm not responding to all those who made comments, but I think yours is the best one by far, so I'll respond to it.

    How can you take responsibility when someone else sets the rules?
     
    That, my friend, is pure elegance. It's positively exquisite.

    Here's my answer in this context.:

    I didn't mean personal responsibility here.

    What I meant is that the state of the world today is largely a product of the consistently grotesque, self-serving actions of "our" own ruling classes. In that vein I'm saying that we'd be closer to the truth if we blamed our own .001% instead of blaming the masses of third world folk as Buchanan seems to be doing.

    I hasten to add that we prols and peasants are only responsible for what "our" rulers, (not leadership) does only to the extent that we support them and that includes, but is not limited to, buying their crap and believing their bull.


    Hopefully that clarifies it.

    To those commenting about tariffs there is a ton of discussion about the subject extant. Too much to discuss here. Short answer: Tariffs have always been a very mixed bag. They do not occur in isolation. They do not invariably work to the benefit of the "unterclasses."

  11. Yet, in Richard Nixon’s last book he said George H. W. Bush made a mistake in ending the Iraq war BEFORE his reelection. However, it is war that is passe unless we stretch the definition of that term to include 1. a war against the international banksters that control our economy and Wall Street and therefore our media and government and 2. a REAL war against terrorism, meaning the obliteration ISIS and other murderous groups funded, and supported by the globalist elites to bring about ‘regime change’ in countries they wish to dominate. It is these global elites themselves that we must war against.

    What must truly die is the idiotic belief in American Exceptionalism whereby America is exempt from international law which in the past we have used as an excuse to justify war on other nations.

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  12. @Bill Jones
    "I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else."

    How can you take responsibility when someone else sets the rules?

    “How can you take responsibility when someone else sets the rules?”

    That responsibility lies with those who vote for government.

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  13. @Johnny Smoggins
    I guess I'm an asshole but it gives me great pleasure to think that Hillary Clinton will spend today cursing and screeching alone in a darkened room with no television and just a bottle of vodka to keep her company.

    No Johnny, you are not an asshole, you are an optimist, and I am with you on your hope. I go even further though and want her indited, prosecuted and sentenced to spend the rest of her days in prison.

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  14. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Agree with everything said here with one exception. In 1956 the USA had no alliance with Hungary so Eisenhower was in no way obligated to support Hungary. So it was very easy to turn a blind eye. Today we foolishly have just such an alliance with Estonia. So to a considerable extent it is not a valid comparison.

    Nor is the problem in Europe population decline. The true problem is population replacement. Japan’s declining population is not being replaced with Africans. Europe’s is.

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    • Agree: Kyle McKenna
    • Replies: @Hibernian
    Secretary of State John Foster Dulles made statements encouraging rebellion among the captive nations which were perceived as promising American aid in the event of such rebellion.
    , @Jim
    Japan is a very mountainous land of which only about 3% is arable. A smaller population for Japan seems desirable in the long run. To be sure there are economic problems with the current population decline because of the need to support a large elderly population relative to the size of the working population. But attempting to squeeze more people into Japan would only postpone the population endgame.

    One way Japan might respond would be foreign conquest as it tried in the mid-20th century. But that didn't work out very well.

    So Japan is trying to make a transition to a nation with a smaller population suitable to a relatively small mountainous country . Of course a smaller population may make a nation more vulnerable to foreign conquest. It remains to be seen whether the island nature of Japan combined with the high intelligence and technological skills of the Japanese population will enable Japan to survive.
  15. @Rurik

    I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.
     
    well Jacques, Pat Buchanan has been putting the blame where it belongs for longer perhaps than either of us have been alive. - The Jewish lobby and their venal cucks in DC, only he can't quite say it like that. You see, there's nothing new under the sun. A century ago they grabbed Russia by the hair of the head, and in those days the Kulaks were the deplorables. Today it's the working and middle class of the entire Western world who they've slated for genocidal replacement. So the word 'existential' is very apropos indeed.

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???
     
    I don't think you've thought this all though Jacques. Americans and the West in general have a standard of living far, far above most of the billions of people on the planet. What the .01% scumfucks of the world's elites want to do is increasingly use the teaming billions of the world's abjectly poor to equalize the standards of living of all people on the planet, (except them of course) so that N. Americans will increasingly live like those in the barrios of Mexico and Brazil and elsewhere. They figure if a Haitian will work for pennies, then with open-borders and open trade, soon the typical American / Canadian/Brit/German will also be reduced to working for slave wages. It's not that difficult to comprehend. So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.

    Now that seems obvious to anyone who's given the issue of tariffs and borders any real consideration. But what some people don't understand is that there are a LOT of people out there that want the people of the US subjected to some overdue comeuppance. As payback for their perceived insouciance- as the Fiend that's completely in control of the US (and Europe) have used the US to destroy so many countries and murder so many people.

    And so those people understandably prefer for the borders of the US to stay open, and for the people of the third world to flood in, and see America's jobs sent overseas, so that those deplorables will know what suffering, finally really is.

    Pat is simply on the side of the traditional American, and would prefer that we all repudiate the Fiend, and not his janissaries in the US military and working class schmos who've been losing it all to that .01%

    I agree with you, Mr. Rurik.

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  16. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    George Kennan himself, the architect of Cold War containment of Stalin’s Russia, admonished us not to move NATO to Russia’s border.

    But what really enraged Kennan was the careless and casual manner in which it was done.

    No discussion, no debate. It just seemed like a good idea at the time, and Russia was too weak to mount a protest.

    It looks like Moldova has noticed how the EU is treating its Eastern flank and just met with Putin about a trade deal. And given that it is the poorest country in Europe — they deserve each other.

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  17. @Bill Jones
    "I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else."

    How can you take responsibility when someone else sets the rules?

    Sorry that I’m not responding to all those who made comments, but I think yours is the best one by far, so I’ll respond to it.

    How can you take responsibility when someone else sets the rules?

    That, my friend, is pure elegance. It’s positively exquisite.

    Here’s my answer in this context.:

    I didn’t mean personal responsibility here.

    What I meant is that the state of the world today is largely a product of the consistently grotesque, self-serving actions of “our” own ruling classes. In that vein I’m saying that we’d be closer to the truth if we blamed our own .001% instead of blaming the masses of third world folk as Buchanan seems to be doing.

    I hasten to add that we prols and peasants are only responsible for what “our” rulers, (not leadership) does only to the extent that we support them and that includes, but is not limited to, buying their crap and believing their bull.

    Hopefully that clarifies it.

    To those commenting about tariffs there is a ton of discussion about the subject extant. Too much to discuss here. Short answer: Tariffs have always been a very mixed bag. They do not occur in isolation. They do not invariably work to the benefit of the “unterclasses.”

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  18. Contrast Buchanan’s superficial analysis of where the problems lie with this.:

    The Trump Speech That No One HeardMIKE WHITNEY

    http://www.unz.com/mwhitney/the-trump-speech-that-no-one-heard/

    Note to PB: You really ought to stick to writing about historical topics. I’ve often remarked that just one of your columns on WW2 history is no doubt worth more than a 4 year history degree in any university. I know that because I’ve spoken with more than a few collitch edjykated “historians” and they all suck. They know nothing, don’t even realize it, and refuse to believe it when it’s explained clearly to them. Apparently they’ve all been brainwashed beyond redemption. What’s more, I cringe whenever I hear some professor yammer on about things he obviously knows nothing about.

    You are correct though that “our” foreign policies have stunk , (and have for more than a century), and that we need to stop the wars. However, since our domestic policies have always pretty much stunk as well, I still maintain that we would do best to correct our own faults first and quit howling about everyone else.

    You’re welcome.

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  19. @anon
    Agree with everything said here with one exception. In 1956 the USA had no alliance with Hungary so Eisenhower was in no way obligated to support Hungary. So it was very easy to turn a blind eye. Today we foolishly have just such an alliance with Estonia. So to a considerable extent it is not a valid comparison.

    Nor is the problem in Europe population decline. The true problem is population replacement. Japan's declining population is not being replaced with Africans. Europe's is.

    Secretary of State John Foster Dulles made statements encouraging rebellion among the captive nations which were perceived as promising American aid in the event of such rebellion.

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    • Replies: @anon
    If that is true, then he committed a great wrong and should have been removed from office. In any case, there is still a huge difference between one official making non-binding statements and the legal obligations of a formal military alliance.
  20. @Timur The Lame
    Mr. Buchanan,

    It might help to disclose some facts and fact supported analysis more in line with real probabilities.

    First, and most importantly Article 5 of the Nato treaty does NOT mandate a military response. To your credit you did say "may" but you could have quoted the most pertinent comment from the actual text which states (upon an attack of a member state) " ...such action as it deems necessary, [including] the use of armed force...".

    'Such actions as it deems necessary' would be loud protests and perhaps the stopping of some insignificant trade. You are correct that the whole standoff is foolish and even if Russia would violate the Baltic borders it is very unlikely that this would result in a casus belli.

    For those who are unfamiliar with that area it should be noted that Russia has de facto control from a strategic point of view already and a few whore mongering Nato troops who can skedaddle away to safety within an hour do not serve as a deterrent. Remember, Putin is the only chess player of all the leaders in that area. The rest are still trying to master checkers. Nobody on either side really gives a rat's patootie about those unfortunate nations but Nato would be exposed as having feet of clay if they didn't keep pushing the "you touch one of us and we will all come down on you" folderol.

    Comparing potential nuclear exchanges (WW3) in 2017 with the conditions of August 1914 betrays historical illiteracy. It actually might have been more valid to use the Chaco wars.

    I may be hopelessly naive but I cannot envision a nuclear exchange at all. It would be simply the end of us all. All this first strike nonsense starting with Star Wars and continuing with different iterations is just MIC business. A simple understanding of submarine dispositions would put it to rest.

    The new frontier would seem to be cyber-warfare. And that is scary.

    Cheers-

    The risk of war with Russia involving something happening in the Baltics may not be great. But obviously the result of such an occurrence would be disastrous for the American people. The US involvement in the Baltics via NATO brings no benefits to the American people and creates a significant risk of a catastrophe.

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  21. How is this going to work — Chuckie Israel will not even let America have a CIA directer. (Needs Netanyahu OK first.)

    Chuckie Israel’s MSM says nothing about it. Blames Trump for no security cabinet.

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  22. @anon
    Agree with everything said here with one exception. In 1956 the USA had no alliance with Hungary so Eisenhower was in no way obligated to support Hungary. So it was very easy to turn a blind eye. Today we foolishly have just such an alliance with Estonia. So to a considerable extent it is not a valid comparison.

    Nor is the problem in Europe population decline. The true problem is population replacement. Japan's declining population is not being replaced with Africans. Europe's is.

    Japan is a very mountainous land of which only about 3% is arable. A smaller population for Japan seems desirable in the long run. To be sure there are economic problems with the current population decline because of the need to support a large elderly population relative to the size of the working population. But attempting to squeeze more people into Japan would only postpone the population endgame.

    One way Japan might respond would be foreign conquest as it tried in the mid-20th century. But that didn’t work out very well.

    So Japan is trying to make a transition to a nation with a smaller population suitable to a relatively small mountainous country . Of course a smaller population may make a nation more vulnerable to foreign conquest. It remains to be seen whether the island nature of Japan combined with the high intelligence and technological skills of the Japanese population will enable Japan to survive.

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    Sensible analysis, Jim.

    If Japan doesn't acquire a nuclear deterrent, and the USA declines precipitously (such as when china and Russia et al. succeed in displacing the us dollar as the world reserve currency), it is hard to see what would stop china from invading Japan.

    Lord knows the Chinese have not forgotten what the Japanese did to them in China and Singapore (e.g., Chook sing massacre feb-march 1942).
    , @anon
    I have visited Japan twice. There were people everywhere and the trains were packed like sardines. I would think a Japan with a little more elbow room would be a much happier place. I wouldn't worry about China invading Japan. They are not even able to launch a sea-assault on the much smaller island of Taiwan. Launching and then maintaining a successful amphibious operation is no mean feat. Hitler was unable to invade England in 1940. In any case Japan could very quickly develop nuclear weapons if it wanted too.
  23. “The existential threat to the West comes, instead, from the South.” This is a crucial truth.

    Look at some example events in the slow-burning war of South against North:
    1980 Black takeover in Zimbabwe
    1994 Black takeover in South Africa
    1990s Massive illegal immigration to US
    1998 Kosovo War
    2001 September 11 attacks
    2015 European migrant crisis

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  24. @Rurik

    I’m totally disgusted with whiny Americans who can’t take responsibility for anything but instead blame everyone else.
     
    well Jacques, Pat Buchanan has been putting the blame where it belongs for longer perhaps than either of us have been alive. - The Jewish lobby and their venal cucks in DC, only he can't quite say it like that. You see, there's nothing new under the sun. A century ago they grabbed Russia by the hair of the head, and in those days the Kulaks were the deplorables. Today it's the working and middle class of the entire Western world who they've slated for genocidal replacement. So the word 'existential' is very apropos indeed.

    Tariffs? Walls? How the bleep does one free up the American economy with tariffs? WTF???
     
    I don't think you've thought this all though Jacques. Americans and the West in general have a standard of living far, far above most of the billions of people on the planet. What the .01% scumfucks of the world's elites want to do is increasingly use the teaming billions of the world's abjectly poor to equalize the standards of living of all people on the planet, (except them of course) so that N. Americans will increasingly live like those in the barrios of Mexico and Brazil and elsewhere. They figure if a Haitian will work for pennies, then with open-borders and open trade, soon the typical American / Canadian/Brit/German will also be reduced to working for slave wages. It's not that difficult to comprehend. So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.

    Now that seems obvious to anyone who's given the issue of tariffs and borders any real consideration. But what some people don't understand is that there are a LOT of people out there that want the people of the US subjected to some overdue comeuppance. As payback for their perceived insouciance- as the Fiend that's completely in control of the US (and Europe) have used the US to destroy so many countries and murder so many people.

    And so those people understandably prefer for the borders of the US to stay open, and for the people of the third world to flood in, and see America's jobs sent overseas, so that those deplorables will know what suffering, finally really is.

    Pat is simply on the side of the traditional American, and would prefer that we all repudiate the Fiend, and not his janissaries in the US military and working class schmos who've been losing it all to that .01%

    I don’t think you’ve thought this all though Jacques.

    OK, not to get involved in an argument, but who hasn’t thought this through?

    So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I’d rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.

    Excuse me, but thinking that through tells me that the problem isn’t immigration per se that’s the problem, but rather the problem is what’s encouraging folks to leave home. It seems more accurate to claim that that those who control capital and government make policies that encourage immigration (gee, I wonder why that would be…).

    Anyway, the answer, if any, is not tariffs which mean, effectively, economic warfare and we should all be aware of what economic wars lead to…and who wins and who loses in wars.

    The answers, if any, lie in changing our foreign and domestic policies to encourage people to stay in their countries of origin. Because our rulers don’t want that I don’t expect such things to happen anytime soon.

    Making more laws imposing tariffs makes life miserable and less free for us prols and peasants and ultimately they create their own problems. Remember that tariffs and taxes were partly responsible for the American revolt against Brit rule as well as the Southern revolt against Northern rule and exploitation.

    National walls are generally expensive jokes and signs of decay and futility. When has one ever worked for any length of time?

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    Coincidentally, the places you name in the USA where you don't want to live, are all heavily African. Is that representative of our whole country, and of the non-African population of our country?
    , @RadicalCenter
    Soviet East Germany was able to keep people in, with technology and surveillance far less than what we have available to keep people OUT. This is a question of willpower, not resources or logistics.
    , @KenH

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I’d rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.
     

    And another thing…

    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea!
     

    Did it ever occur to you that Asian nations have strict immigration laws that they vigilantly enforce? They don't let people just show up, claim political asylum or some other sob story because they aren't sentimental idiots like Westerners.

    They don't tolerate non-Asians and definitely don't want black Africans in their nation. Perhaps those two things have a lot to do with their relative tranquility and your desire to live "anywhere in Asia" instead of the negro, Latino and third world infested major U.S. cities.

    If the Asian nations you've visited and enjoyed took your advice their quality of life would drastically decrease. Even if they junked all their immigration laws they wouldn't offer welfare, social security and family reunification for all immigrants which would keep the immigration numbers low since there's no freebies like in America where immigration is a can't miss proposition.

    , @Mao Cheng Ji

    Anyway, the answer, if any, is not tariffs which mean, effectively, economic warfare
     
    Idiomatic language is often deceptive, but in this case the idiom is plain wrong. Dumping can be reasonably described as an act of economic warfare, while introducing tariffs is merely an act of protecting your domestic economy; building defenses.

    Excuse me, but thinking that through tells me that the problem isn’t immigration per se that’s the problem, but rather the problem is what’s encouraging folks to leave home.
     
    I agree. But no one is saying that immigration per se is the problem. They say that illegal immigration is. And the absence of a decent border control is one of those things "encouraging folks to leave home"...
  25. And another thing…

    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea! ;)

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    That would surprise the Japanese, who allow almost no immigration and are perfectly able to enforce their policy.
    , @anon
    Making laws regulating immigration work quite well. They just need to be enforced. The 1924 act virtually ended immigration to the USA until 1965 with Kennedy's disastrous new policy.
    , @David Davenport
    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea! ;)

    Mr. Sheete, do you also apply this to Israel?
  26. Waiting for President Trump to get that ‘oh crap’ moment, you know, that moment when he realizes except for taking back our finances, i.e., issuing our own money, the US can never be free again, can never be great again. It took the Federal Reserve a long time to finally get for itself enough of our productivity, wealth, for itself, to have complete control over us, the people and the nation. As John found out, Donald will need to learn, there will be no changing of the money nor of its issuance.
    Reducing taxes for the Corporations and deregulating them might induce the Banker to bring some industry back to the US, afterall, the Banker is probably, most likely, getting tired of holding our debt. Putting some people to work to support themselves might put a few bucks in the Banker’s pocket, I am sure he will like that, but, at no expense to him, of course. He’ll leave the work over there where he can pay slave wages, or he’ll bring some work here and pay what will amount to slave wages, after taxes on working people, after raising prices, after getting rid of taxes and restrictions on his corporations.
    People need to understand, the Banker, owns everything and, he appoints his chosen, to run everything. The underwriter, the Banker, owns it all, pays no interest on the money he uses and few taxes, if any. A neat little setup for sure, sure to make you King if you can pull it off which our Banker has.
    WE, the people can only have our nation back after we have forfeited our debt to the Banker and filed a lawsuit against him, a lawsuit for the amount of, let’s see, how about for nine hundred and ninety nine trillion dollars. That should just about cover what he has stolen from us and the loss of so many lives in the wars he has made happen, he has sponsored, wars he set the US to fight when there was no need for war at all. Only such an action could prevail as we know he will not allow us to print our own money.
    My dear fellow American, we are under the New World Order, we have been since Woodrow Wilson sold us out, for, then were the wheels set into motion to grind us under the feet of the Banker. Except for a limited lifespan we would be in the grasp of the same man who first thought the scam up and put it in motion. Meyer Amschel -give me control of the money…. Bauer. In fact it has progressed further than just the New World Order, we are in the hand’s of a King, one man who longs for the good old days, you know, when men worked twelve hours a day in the mines and factories, lived in shacks owned by the mine or factory, had to buy everything from the company store; and how his people loved those debtors prisons. One more step and we are in that trap, President Trump beware.
    I think President Trump if he doesn’t help the Banker will be made to be another President Hoover, and us, we will have to get through another depression, only worse than ever this time.
    This is an outline, I am in a hurry, forgive the choice of words and the writing, but please, see the picture I am painting for you.

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  27. @Jim
    Japan is a very mountainous land of which only about 3% is arable. A smaller population for Japan seems desirable in the long run. To be sure there are economic problems with the current population decline because of the need to support a large elderly population relative to the size of the working population. But attempting to squeeze more people into Japan would only postpone the population endgame.

    One way Japan might respond would be foreign conquest as it tried in the mid-20th century. But that didn't work out very well.

    So Japan is trying to make a transition to a nation with a smaller population suitable to a relatively small mountainous country . Of course a smaller population may make a nation more vulnerable to foreign conquest. It remains to be seen whether the island nature of Japan combined with the high intelligence and technological skills of the Japanese population will enable Japan to survive.

    Sensible analysis, Jim.

    If Japan doesn’t acquire a nuclear deterrent, and the USA declines precipitously (such as when china and Russia et al. succeed in displacing the us dollar as the world reserve currency), it is hard to see what would stop china from invading Japan.

    Lord knows the Chinese have not forgotten what the Japanese did to them in China and Singapore (e.g., Chook sing massacre feb-march 1942).

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    China has no capacity to attack Japan. Its sea-lift military capabilities are almost zero and amphibious operations are the most difficult of military operations.
  28. @jacques sheete

    I don’t think you’ve thought this all though Jacques.
     
    OK, not to get involved in an argument, but who hasn’t thought this through?

    So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.
     
    I've spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I'd rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.

    Excuse me, but thinking that through tells me that the problem isn’t immigration per se that’s the problem, but rather the problem is what's encouraging folks to leave home. It seems more accurate to claim that that those who control capital and government make policies that encourage immigration (gee, I wonder why that would be…).

    Anyway, the answer, if any, is not tariffs which mean, effectively, economic warfare and we should all be aware of what economic wars lead to…and who wins and who loses in wars.

    The answers, if any, lie in changing our foreign and domestic policies to encourage people to stay in their countries of origin. Because our rulers don’t want that I don’t expect such things to happen anytime soon.

    Making more laws imposing tariffs makes life miserable and less free for us prols and peasants and ultimately they create their own problems. Remember that tariffs and taxes were partly responsible for the American revolt against Brit rule as well as the Southern revolt against Northern rule and exploitation.

    National walls are generally expensive jokes and signs of decay and futility. When has one ever worked for any length of time?

    Coincidentally, the places you name in the USA where you don’t want to live, are all heavily African. Is that representative of our whole country, and of the non-African population of our country?

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  29. @jacques sheete
    And another thing...

    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea! ;)

    That would surprise the Japanese, who allow almost no immigration and are perfectly able to enforce their policy.

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  30. @jacques sheete

    I don’t think you’ve thought this all though Jacques.
     
    OK, not to get involved in an argument, but who hasn’t thought this through?

    So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.
     
    I've spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I'd rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.

    Excuse me, but thinking that through tells me that the problem isn’t immigration per se that’s the problem, but rather the problem is what's encouraging folks to leave home. It seems more accurate to claim that that those who control capital and government make policies that encourage immigration (gee, I wonder why that would be…).

    Anyway, the answer, if any, is not tariffs which mean, effectively, economic warfare and we should all be aware of what economic wars lead to…and who wins and who loses in wars.

    The answers, if any, lie in changing our foreign and domestic policies to encourage people to stay in their countries of origin. Because our rulers don’t want that I don’t expect such things to happen anytime soon.

    Making more laws imposing tariffs makes life miserable and less free for us prols and peasants and ultimately they create their own problems. Remember that tariffs and taxes were partly responsible for the American revolt against Brit rule as well as the Southern revolt against Northern rule and exploitation.

    National walls are generally expensive jokes and signs of decay and futility. When has one ever worked for any length of time?

    Soviet East Germany was able to keep people in, with technology and surveillance far less than what we have available to keep people OUT. This is a question of willpower, not resources or logistics.

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    Soviet East Germany was able to keep people in,
     
    Key word, "was."

    As for the comment someone made about Japan, have you been there lately? The prices are enough to keep all but the richest out. I think the language, both written and spoken may be factors too. Furthermore, Japan doesn't seem to bill itself as the "go-go" destination of the world, either.

    Also, I wonder if they have a welfare system that attracts people like we have in the US.



    FYI, I've never said that these things were impossible, but I do say that they are expensive and aren't "we" already several trillions in debt? I also say that walls and tough immigration laws are mere band aids. It seems to me that it if we were to limit immigration ( and make no mistake, the anti-immigrant crowd has always been in favor of limiting both legal and illegal immigration), it would be a lot more effective to bring the troops home, and quit bombing and meddling with people, and get rid of welfare payments (including corporate ones and foreign bribes).

    Walls and laws like we're talking about here also require a huge bureaucracy, and I think the fed gov is intrusive enough already. Why give the politician and bureaucrats.even more power?

    Anyway, none of us should lose a lot of sleep over it because the policies always have and always will reflect the desires of the ruling classes. Your and my opinions as well as Mr Buchanan's simply are so much hot air.
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    @Hibernian
    Secretary of State John Foster Dulles made statements encouraging rebellion among the captive nations which were perceived as promising American aid in the event of such rebellion.

    If that is true, then he committed a great wrong and should have been removed from office. In any case, there is still a huge difference between one official making non-binding statements and the legal obligations of a formal military alliance.

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    @Jim
    Japan is a very mountainous land of which only about 3% is arable. A smaller population for Japan seems desirable in the long run. To be sure there are economic problems with the current population decline because of the need to support a large elderly population relative to the size of the working population. But attempting to squeeze more people into Japan would only postpone the population endgame.

    One way Japan might respond would be foreign conquest as it tried in the mid-20th century. But that didn't work out very well.

    So Japan is trying to make a transition to a nation with a smaller population suitable to a relatively small mountainous country . Of course a smaller population may make a nation more vulnerable to foreign conquest. It remains to be seen whether the island nature of Japan combined with the high intelligence and technological skills of the Japanese population will enable Japan to survive.

    I have visited Japan twice. There were people everywhere and the trains were packed like sardines. I would think a Japan with a little more elbow room would be a much happier place. I wouldn’t worry about China invading Japan. They are not even able to launch a sea-assault on the much smaller island of Taiwan. Launching and then maintaining a successful amphibious operation is no mean feat. Hitler was unable to invade England in 1940. In any case Japan could very quickly develop nuclear weapons if it wanted too.

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    @jacques sheete
    And another thing...

    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea! ;)

    Making laws regulating immigration work quite well. They just need to be enforced. The 1924 act virtually ended immigration to the USA until 1965 with Kennedy’s disastrous new policy.

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    @RadicalCenter
    Sensible analysis, Jim.

    If Japan doesn't acquire a nuclear deterrent, and the USA declines precipitously (such as when china and Russia et al. succeed in displacing the us dollar as the world reserve currency), it is hard to see what would stop china from invading Japan.

    Lord knows the Chinese have not forgotten what the Japanese did to them in China and Singapore (e.g., Chook sing massacre feb-march 1942).

    China has no capacity to attack Japan. Its sea-lift military capabilities are almost zero and amphibious operations are the most difficult of military operations.

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  35. @ RadicalCenter,

    How do you envision a nuclear exchange to take place? The only possible scenario I could imagine would be if a lunatic state like North Korea would fire a fizzling missile at Japan to divert the attention of a local famine or some such thing and that could be a possible trigger.

    At this point I would believe that the major powers would have an agreement in principle that the US could unload a half a dozen nukes to wipe out the Pyongyang regime and they would have (protestations aside) maintained the status quo without losing political points.

    Do you really think that the leadership of any modern nation would consider eradicating the planet? Mao’s famous bluff about being able to lose several millions and carry on was just that, a bluff. Scientists have speculated that even a mild nuclear exchange between the majors would create subsequent atmospheric conditions that could create a new ice age and wipe out many more human beings ( if not all of them) than the actual explosions.

    That is why I get irritated with all this WW3 hype getting traction. Your observation on Japan needing a nuclear deterrent is weak. Come to think of it, they already have one- Fukushima!

    Cheers-

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    Scientists have speculated that even a mild nuclear exchange between the majors would create subsequent atmospheric conditions that could create a new ice age and wipe out many more human beings ( if not all of them) than the actual explosions.

    A number of nukes , including some big ones, were detonated were detonated in open air in the 1940's through the 1960's.

    Life still goes on.
    , @NoseytheDuke
    North Korea has nukes for its own defence, who can blame them? Doubtful they will attack anyone.
  36. @ Jim

    Besides the obvious, which other part of my post did you miss? ( hint, underwater vessels).
    Cheers-

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  37. @jacques sheete

    I don’t think you’ve thought this all though Jacques.
     
    OK, not to get involved in an argument, but who hasn’t thought this through?

    So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.
     
    I've spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I'd rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.

    Excuse me, but thinking that through tells me that the problem isn’t immigration per se that’s the problem, but rather the problem is what's encouraging folks to leave home. It seems more accurate to claim that that those who control capital and government make policies that encourage immigration (gee, I wonder why that would be…).

    Anyway, the answer, if any, is not tariffs which mean, effectively, economic warfare and we should all be aware of what economic wars lead to…and who wins and who loses in wars.

    The answers, if any, lie in changing our foreign and domestic policies to encourage people to stay in their countries of origin. Because our rulers don’t want that I don’t expect such things to happen anytime soon.

    Making more laws imposing tariffs makes life miserable and less free for us prols and peasants and ultimately they create their own problems. Remember that tariffs and taxes were partly responsible for the American revolt against Brit rule as well as the Southern revolt against Northern rule and exploitation.

    National walls are generally expensive jokes and signs of decay and futility. When has one ever worked for any length of time?

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I’d rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.

    And another thing…

    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea!

    Did it ever occur to you that Asian nations have strict immigration laws that they vigilantly enforce? They don’t let people just show up, claim political asylum or some other sob story because they aren’t sentimental idiots like Westerners.

    They don’t tolerate non-Asians and definitely don’t want black Africans in their nation. Perhaps those two things have a lot to do with their relative tranquility and your desire to live “anywhere in Asia” instead of the negro, Latino and third world infested major U.S. cities.

    If the Asian nations you’ve visited and enjoyed took your advice their quality of life would drastically decrease. Even if they junked all their immigration laws they wouldn’t offer welfare, social security and family reunification for all immigrants which would keep the immigration numbers low since there’s no freebies like in America where immigration is a can’t miss proposition.

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    • Replies: @anon
    Japan takes in an average of five to ten refugees a year. NOT five to ten THOUSAND. Five to ten.
    , @jacques sheete

    Did it ever occur to you that Asian nations have strict immigration laws that they vigilantly enforce?
     
    Did it ever occur to you that those Asian nations don't control the reserve currency of the world, don't run around bombing the p!ss out of any one that doesn't agree with them, have not been "regime changing" for over a century, and which of them has used atomic weapons and drones?

    How many Asian countries have maintained and used hundreds, if not thousands, of military bases all over the world for well over a century??


    If the Asian nations you’ve visited and enjoyed took your advice their quality of life would drastically decrease.
     
    If "we" followed their examples, the US prols and peasants would be better off and more tranquil, I think. Have you ever wondered where the peace dividend went?

    They don’t tolerate non-Asians and definitely don’t want black Africans in their nation. Perhaps those two things have a lot to do with their relative tranquility and your desire to live “anywhere in Asia” instead of the negro, Latino and third world infested major U.S. cities.
     
    Like I said, they wouldn't find it attractive to come here if the Big Money crowd weren't on board with it. What percentage of black Africans came here willingly?

    As for your whining about Latinos, has it ever occurred to you that large portions of the West were stolen from them and if it's OK for the Zionists to have a home of their own based on ancient claims, then perhaps Mexican claims are just as legit?

  38. @jacques sheete
    And another thing...

    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea! ;)

    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea! ;)

    Mr. Sheete, do you also apply this to Israel?

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    Mr. Sheete, do you also apply this to Israel?
     
    I don't understand what yer asking. And i don't see why it matters.

    Anyway, I don't see states in general as being a positive force for good. I really don't have a lot of admiration for violent ones especially those who suck at the US taxpayers' teat.

    Does that answer your query?
    , @KenH
    If you saw his response you'll see you caught him off guard and he claims not to understand your question which means he doesn't want to answer it because he holds his beloved Israel to a different standard (i.e., it's a "Jewish state" and they get to defend their borders). Israel even imposes DNA tests to ensure incoming Jewish immigrants are sufficiently Jewish.
  39. @Timur The Lame
    @ RadicalCenter,

    How do you envision a nuclear exchange to take place? The only possible scenario I could imagine would be if a lunatic state like North Korea would fire a fizzling missile at Japan to divert the attention of a local famine or some such thing and that could be a possible trigger.

    At this point I would believe that the major powers would have an agreement in principle that the US could unload a half a dozen nukes to wipe out the Pyongyang regime and they would have (protestations aside) maintained the status quo without losing political points.

    Do you really think that the leadership of any modern nation would consider eradicating the planet? Mao's famous bluff about being able to lose several millions and carry on was just that, a bluff. Scientists have speculated that even a mild nuclear exchange between the majors would create subsequent atmospheric conditions that could create a new ice age and wipe out many more human beings ( if not all of them) than the actual explosions.

    That is why I get irritated with all this WW3 hype getting traction. Your observation on Japan needing a nuclear deterrent is weak. Come to think of it, they already have one- Fukushima!

    Cheers-

    Scientists have speculated that even a mild nuclear exchange between the majors would create subsequent atmospheric conditions that could create a new ice age and wipe out many more human beings ( if not all of them) than the actual explosions.

    A number of nukes , including some big ones, were detonated were detonated in open air in the 1940′s through the 1960′s.

    Life still goes on.

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    Those nukes were either underground or in the middle of nowhere. They were also nowhere near as powerful as the ones of today.

    Although the detonations in Utah may have given John Wayne cancer...
  40. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Since Trump is appealing to the working class, his message is National Left.

    We should stop using ‘left’ to mean only the Progs.

    Progs are ‘globo left’.

    Trumpism is essentially ‘national left’.

    The ‘national’ aspect of Trump is ‘rightist’, but his pro-working class rhetoric makes him ‘leftist’. So, he is National Left.

    Neocons didn’t work. Paleoncons faded out. Prole-cons is the game in play.

    Proles vs Progs.

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    @KenH

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I’d rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.
     

    And another thing…

    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea!
     

    Did it ever occur to you that Asian nations have strict immigration laws that they vigilantly enforce? They don't let people just show up, claim political asylum or some other sob story because they aren't sentimental idiots like Westerners.

    They don't tolerate non-Asians and definitely don't want black Africans in their nation. Perhaps those two things have a lot to do with their relative tranquility and your desire to live "anywhere in Asia" instead of the negro, Latino and third world infested major U.S. cities.

    If the Asian nations you've visited and enjoyed took your advice their quality of life would drastically decrease. Even if they junked all their immigration laws they wouldn't offer welfare, social security and family reunification for all immigrants which would keep the immigration numbers low since there's no freebies like in America where immigration is a can't miss proposition.

    Japan takes in an average of five to ten refugees a year. NOT five to ten THOUSAND. Five to ten.

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    @David Davenport
    Scientists have speculated that even a mild nuclear exchange between the majors would create subsequent atmospheric conditions that could create a new ice age and wipe out many more human beings ( if not all of them) than the actual explosions.

    A number of nukes , including some big ones, were detonated were detonated in open air in the 1940's through the 1960's.

    Life still goes on.

    Those nukes were either underground or in the middle of nowhere. They were also nowhere near as powerful as the ones of today.

    Although the detonations in Utah may have given John Wayne cancer…

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    Those nukes were either underground or in the middle of nowhere. They were also nowhere near as powerful as the ones of today.
     
    Nope.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba
  43. @jacques sheete

    I don’t think you’ve thought this all though Jacques.
     
    OK, not to get involved in an argument, but who hasn’t thought this through?

    So if the people of the US want to protect their way of life, they need tariffs and walls or the conditions in Africa and Asia will increasingly become the conditions in N. America and Europe. As wages and ethnicities blend into an equilibrium.
     
    I've spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I'd rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.

    Excuse me, but thinking that through tells me that the problem isn’t immigration per se that’s the problem, but rather the problem is what's encouraging folks to leave home. It seems more accurate to claim that that those who control capital and government make policies that encourage immigration (gee, I wonder why that would be…).

    Anyway, the answer, if any, is not tariffs which mean, effectively, economic warfare and we should all be aware of what economic wars lead to…and who wins and who loses in wars.

    The answers, if any, lie in changing our foreign and domestic policies to encourage people to stay in their countries of origin. Because our rulers don’t want that I don’t expect such things to happen anytime soon.

    Making more laws imposing tariffs makes life miserable and less free for us prols and peasants and ultimately they create their own problems. Remember that tariffs and taxes were partly responsible for the American revolt against Brit rule as well as the Southern revolt against Northern rule and exploitation.

    National walls are generally expensive jokes and signs of decay and futility. When has one ever worked for any length of time?

    Anyway, the answer, if any, is not tariffs which mean, effectively, economic warfare

    Idiomatic language is often deceptive, but in this case the idiom is plain wrong. Dumping can be reasonably described as an act of economic warfare, while introducing tariffs is merely an act of protecting your domestic economy; building defenses.

    Excuse me, but thinking that through tells me that the problem isn’t immigration per se that’s the problem, but rather the problem is what’s encouraging folks to leave home.

    I agree. But no one is saying that immigration per se is the problem. They say that illegal immigration is. And the absence of a decent border control is one of those things “encouraging folks to leave home”…

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    Idiomatic language is often deceptive, but in this case the idiom is plain wrong. Dumping can be reasonably described as an act of economic warfare, while introducing tariffs is merely an act of protecting your domestic economy; building defenses.
     
    As far as I'm concerned, you seem to be constantly looking for ways to jump on my comments with, nit picking inanities. In other words, I could easily mistake you for a troll. An especially annoying one in fact.

    You can therefore expect me to ignore you in the future.

    Meanwhile go brush up on tariff theory and history.

    Here's a start but don't expect me to continue doing your homework for you.


    Atkinson: Protection promotes War - Free Trade promotes Peace


    http://oll.libertyfund.org/search/results?q=tariff
     

  44. @KenH

    I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Asia over the decades, and that comment is way off base. I’d rather live nearly anywhere in Asia than in Baltimore, Miami, St Louis, Houston or Detroit, to name a few.
     

    And another thing…

    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea!
     

    Did it ever occur to you that Asian nations have strict immigration laws that they vigilantly enforce? They don't let people just show up, claim political asylum or some other sob story because they aren't sentimental idiots like Westerners.

    They don't tolerate non-Asians and definitely don't want black Africans in their nation. Perhaps those two things have a lot to do with their relative tranquility and your desire to live "anywhere in Asia" instead of the negro, Latino and third world infested major U.S. cities.

    If the Asian nations you've visited and enjoyed took your advice their quality of life would drastically decrease. Even if they junked all their immigration laws they wouldn't offer welfare, social security and family reunification for all immigrants which would keep the immigration numbers low since there's no freebies like in America where immigration is a can't miss proposition.

    Did it ever occur to you that Asian nations have strict immigration laws that they vigilantly enforce?

    Did it ever occur to you that those Asian nations don’t control the reserve currency of the world, don’t run around bombing the p!ss out of any one that doesn’t agree with them, have not been “regime changing” for over a century, and which of them has used atomic weapons and drones?

    How many Asian countries have maintained and used hundreds, if not thousands, of military bases all over the world for well over a century??

    If the Asian nations you’ve visited and enjoyed took your advice their quality of life would drastically decrease.

    If “we” followed their examples, the US prols and peasants would be better off and more tranquil, I think. Have you ever wondered where the peace dividend went?

    They don’t tolerate non-Asians and definitely don’t want black Africans in their nation. Perhaps those two things have a lot to do with their relative tranquility and your desire to live “anywhere in Asia” instead of the negro, Latino and third world infested major U.S. cities.

    Like I said, they wouldn’t find it attractive to come here if the Big Money crowd weren’t on board with it. What percentage of black Africans came here willingly?

    As for your whining about Latinos, has it ever occurred to you that large portions of the West were stolen from them and if it’s OK for the Zionists to have a home of their own based on ancient claims, then perhaps Mexican claims are just as legit?

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    Did it ever occur to you that those Asian nations don’t control the reserve currency of the world, don’t run around bombing the p!ss out of any one that doesn’t agree with them, have not been “regime changing” for over a century, and which of them has used atomic weapons and drones?
     
    For the record I don't agree with our heavily Jewish influenced interventionist foreign policy. But that doesn't mean The U.S, the U.K and Europe can't reject Muslims and other refugees and take measures to keep them out of their nations. All it takes is the will which the European political leadership does not have. Europe and the U.K had festering problems with Muslims and Africans long before the U.S. started regime changing in the Middle East.

    During WWII did Japan accept refugees from China and Vietnam after they invaded and occupied them? Nope.

    Did Israel accept Muslim and Christian refugees from after they bombed and invaded Southern Lebanon in the early 1980's? Nope. Does Israel grant refugee status to Palestinians who've lost their homes to Israeli settlers. Nope. Does Israel grant refugee status to Muslims who've been displaced as a result of the Israeli sponsored U.S. foreign policy? Nope.


    What percentage of black Africans came here willingly?
     
    There's nothing stopping them from leaving either. Lots of whites arrived in America in a state of indentured servitude but you don't see them committing over 50% of the murders, rioting and general mayhem in the cities making them virtually unlivable.

    As for your whining about Latinos, has it ever occurred to you that large portions of the West were stolen from them and if it’s OK for the Zionists to have a home of their own based on ancient claims, then perhaps Mexican claims are just as legit?
     
    Stolen, eh? The U.S. acquired the Southwestern portion of the U.S. via the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo wherein we paid Mexico 15 million for this territory and paid them additional money for territory via the Gadsen purchase. Mexico has absolutely no legitimate claims to the American Southwest.
  45. @ David Davenport,

    Yes there were of course the underground and atmospheric tests. Care to look at cancer statistics for people born in the 1950′s? A neighbour of mine, responding to a standard ” how are you doing?” question responded with ” better than 50% of my grade 8 class”. It seems that he had counted up how many in his class had died. This is a rural community in Canada.

    As best I know the atmospheric testing caused strontium 90 to get into rainwater and subsequently the growth that dairy cattle fed upon. In those days they were put out to pasture. Also in those days the 50′s – 60′s cohort of youngsters drank a lot of milk. A theory is that the super coordinated worldwide war on tobacco was used to deflect responsibility from the nuclear testing.

    Be that as it may, the information that I read considered an exchange of 60-100 nuclear detonations more or less going off simultaneously at ground level. Certainly this is a small percentage of all such weapons. I am not a scientist so I cannot express an opinion on the potential of a nuclear winter based on a limited exchange. I can however give an opinion that if “life still goes on” as you put it, it would not be as it was the day before. Only cockroaches and perhaps Keith Richards would remain unaffected.

    Cheers-

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  46. @RadicalCenter
    Soviet East Germany was able to keep people in, with technology and surveillance far less than what we have available to keep people OUT. This is a question of willpower, not resources or logistics.

    Soviet East Germany was able to keep people in,

    Key word, “was.”

    As for the comment someone made about Japan, have you been there lately? The prices are enough to keep all but the richest out. I think the language, both written and spoken may be factors too. Furthermore, Japan doesn’t seem to bill itself as the “go-go” destination of the world, either.

    Also, I wonder if they have a welfare system that attracts people like we have in the US.

    FYI, I’ve never said that these things were impossible, but I do say that they are expensive and aren’t “we” already several trillions in debt? I also say that walls and tough immigration laws are mere band aids. It seems to me that it if we were to limit immigration ( and make no mistake, the anti-immigrant crowd has always been in favor of limiting both legal and illegal immigration), it would be a lot more effective to bring the troops home, and quit bombing and meddling with people, and get rid of welfare payments (including corporate ones and foreign bribes).

    Walls and laws like we’re talking about here also require a huge bureaucracy, and I think the fed gov is intrusive enough already. Why give the politician and bureaucrats.even more power?

    Anyway, none of us should lose a lot of sleep over it because the policies always have and always will reflect the desires of the ruling classes. Your and my opinions as well as Mr Buchanan’s simply are so much hot air.

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  47. @David Davenport
    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea! ;)

    Mr. Sheete, do you also apply this to Israel?

    Mr. Sheete, do you also apply this to Israel?

    I don’t understand what yer asking. And i don’t see why it matters.

    Anyway, I don’t see states in general as being a positive force for good. I really don’t have a lot of admiration for violent ones especially those who suck at the US taxpayers’ teat.

    Does that answer your query?

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  48. @Timur The Lame
    @ RadicalCenter,

    How do you envision a nuclear exchange to take place? The only possible scenario I could imagine would be if a lunatic state like North Korea would fire a fizzling missile at Japan to divert the attention of a local famine or some such thing and that could be a possible trigger.

    At this point I would believe that the major powers would have an agreement in principle that the US could unload a half a dozen nukes to wipe out the Pyongyang regime and they would have (protestations aside) maintained the status quo without losing political points.

    Do you really think that the leadership of any modern nation would consider eradicating the planet? Mao's famous bluff about being able to lose several millions and carry on was just that, a bluff. Scientists have speculated that even a mild nuclear exchange between the majors would create subsequent atmospheric conditions that could create a new ice age and wipe out many more human beings ( if not all of them) than the actual explosions.

    That is why I get irritated with all this WW3 hype getting traction. Your observation on Japan needing a nuclear deterrent is weak. Come to think of it, they already have one- Fukushima!

    Cheers-

    North Korea has nukes for its own defence, who can blame them? Doubtful they will attack anyone.

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  49. @Mao Cheng Ji

    Anyway, the answer, if any, is not tariffs which mean, effectively, economic warfare
     
    Idiomatic language is often deceptive, but in this case the idiom is plain wrong. Dumping can be reasonably described as an act of economic warfare, while introducing tariffs is merely an act of protecting your domestic economy; building defenses.

    Excuse me, but thinking that through tells me that the problem isn’t immigration per se that’s the problem, but rather the problem is what’s encouraging folks to leave home.
     
    I agree. But no one is saying that immigration per se is the problem. They say that illegal immigration is. And the absence of a decent border control is one of those things "encouraging folks to leave home"...

    Idiomatic language is often deceptive, but in this case the idiom is plain wrong. Dumping can be reasonably described as an act of economic warfare, while introducing tariffs is merely an act of protecting your domestic economy; building defenses.

    As far as I’m concerned, you seem to be constantly looking for ways to jump on my comments with, nit picking inanities. In other words, I could easily mistake you for a troll. An especially annoying one in fact.

    You can therefore expect me to ignore you in the future.

    Meanwhile go brush up on tariff theory and history.

    Here’s a start but don’t expect me to continue doing your homework for you.

    Atkinson: Protection promotes War – Free Trade promotes Peace

    http://oll.libertyfund.org/search/results?q=tariff

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  50. @David Davenport
    Making laws against immigration makes about as much sense as making laws against constipation. Or Herpes. Or, well, you get the idea! ;)

    Mr. Sheete, do you also apply this to Israel?

    If you saw his response you’ll see you caught him off guard and he claims not to understand your question which means he doesn’t want to answer it because he holds his beloved Israel to a different standard (i.e., it’s a “Jewish state” and they get to defend their borders). Israel even imposes DNA tests to ensure incoming Jewish immigrants are sufficiently Jewish.

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  51. @jacques sheete

    Did it ever occur to you that Asian nations have strict immigration laws that they vigilantly enforce?
     
    Did it ever occur to you that those Asian nations don't control the reserve currency of the world, don't run around bombing the p!ss out of any one that doesn't agree with them, have not been "regime changing" for over a century, and which of them has used atomic weapons and drones?

    How many Asian countries have maintained and used hundreds, if not thousands, of military bases all over the world for well over a century??


    If the Asian nations you’ve visited and enjoyed took your advice their quality of life would drastically decrease.
     
    If "we" followed their examples, the US prols and peasants would be better off and more tranquil, I think. Have you ever wondered where the peace dividend went?

    They don’t tolerate non-Asians and definitely don’t want black Africans in their nation. Perhaps those two things have a lot to do with their relative tranquility and your desire to live “anywhere in Asia” instead of the negro, Latino and third world infested major U.S. cities.
     
    Like I said, they wouldn't find it attractive to come here if the Big Money crowd weren't on board with it. What percentage of black Africans came here willingly?

    As for your whining about Latinos, has it ever occurred to you that large portions of the West were stolen from them and if it's OK for the Zionists to have a home of their own based on ancient claims, then perhaps Mexican claims are just as legit?

    Did it ever occur to you that those Asian nations don’t control the reserve currency of the world, don’t run around bombing the p!ss out of any one that doesn’t agree with them, have not been “regime changing” for over a century, and which of them has used atomic weapons and drones?

    For the record I don’t agree with our heavily Jewish influenced interventionist foreign policy. But that doesn’t mean The U.S, the U.K and Europe can’t reject Muslims and other refugees and take measures to keep them out of their nations. All it takes is the will which the European political leadership does not have. Europe and the U.K had festering problems with Muslims and Africans long before the U.S. started regime changing in the Middle East.

    During WWII did Japan accept refugees from China and Vietnam after they invaded and occupied them? Nope.

    Did Israel accept Muslim and Christian refugees from after they bombed and invaded Southern Lebanon in the early 1980′s? Nope. Does Israel grant refugee status to Palestinians who’ve lost their homes to Israeli settlers. Nope. Does Israel grant refugee status to Muslims who’ve been displaced as a result of the Israeli sponsored U.S. foreign policy? Nope.

    What percentage of black Africans came here willingly?

    There’s nothing stopping them from leaving either. Lots of whites arrived in America in a state of indentured servitude but you don’t see them committing over 50% of the murders, rioting and general mayhem in the cities making them virtually unlivable.

    As for your whining about Latinos, has it ever occurred to you that large portions of the West were stolen from them and if it’s OK for the Zionists to have a home of their own based on ancient claims, then perhaps Mexican claims are just as legit?

    Stolen, eh? The U.S. acquired the Southwestern portion of the U.S. via the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo wherein we paid Mexico 15 million for this territory and paid them additional money for territory via the Gadsen purchase. Mexico has absolutely no legitimate claims to the American Southwest.

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    Good replies. I have long suspected he is a troll.
    , @Avery
    {As for your whining about Latinos,}[jacques sheete]

    Latinos, aka Spaniards who created the country called Mexico, including its land possessions, stole the lands in question from indigenous peoples, Aztecs and such.

    To this day the rulers and upper crust of Mexico are of Spanish stock, e.g. filthy mouth former President Vincente Fox.

    Anglos have as much right to the 'stolen' West as Spaniards (aka Latinos).
    Either both have the same right, or neither does.

  52. new world? counting the chickens before the eggs are even laid huh? the “deplorables” are exactly the same as obama “fans”? sounds about right.

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  53. Trump did not read anything but he was able to tap into a negative nationalsit sentiment that has been the modus operandi of the birth of this great nation. Sadly this sentiment has expressed those so inclined to shout “I voted for Trump so why don’t you just go back where you came from” or “I voted for Trump so all youse on government programmes (yes VAbenefits, social security, medicare, medicaid, etc) had better stop being lazy and get to work, etc.

    Keep in mind that threats to Jewish synagogues increased by 45%. What the correlation indicates is another story but this is a base that is part of the present Cabal!

    All those people appear to come from a base that goes against the very foundation of USA in principle and direction. Dig this…the same same people who voted in Trump got the surprise when Trump delegated Kushner as his senior advisor. That’s a Classic. Let’s see how the fiesta gets on when the marshmellows begin to burn in the fireplace as in we’re in for one helluva party!

    Keep USA great!
    Interestingly this was the meme of the Holy Righteous Ronald Reagan when he reigned in that era! Most excellent slogan for its purpose in use of codewords and innuendo

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  54. ” The deplorables are exactly the same as O fans”. (?)

    Mega bullshit, myself a “Deplorable” who voted for DT, am approx ten billion light years away from the mind-set of a O fan

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.

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  55. You could more likely fill a convention center with native Esperanto speakers than the number of people who would be willing to die for the European Union.

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    The European Union was never intended as something that Europeans would "die for". The countries in the EU remained countries the whole time. The only similarity with the US is that there is free trade and travel among the countries (like among US states). However, the common constitution deal fizzled a long time ago. The individual countries keep their constitutions, languages, armies. Because there has been peace for so long there was no need to die even for individual countries, much less for the EU.

    If it hadn't been for the crisis of 2008 (started by Wall Street in fact) which infected the whole world and caused tremendous inequality in the Western world, including the EU, or for the refugee flows, there would be no crisis in the EU and it would have been business as usual.

    There hasn't been a recovery since 2008, only large amounts of bailout money streaming into real estate and stocks which makes life for a typical Westerner harder.

    The sad thing is that just because Britain leaves the EU, things will not improve all that much. The global financial system will still stay in place and the immigrants from the third world will stay in the UK - in fact, Britain had them the whole time, from the Commonwealth and that has nothing to do with the EU.

    Will the housing prices go down? Will there be more equality? More jobs? Where would they come from? Globalization is affecting everyone. The only thing countries can do is install strict protectionism. In that case all the rules of international relations must be changed.
  56. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @KenH

    Did it ever occur to you that those Asian nations don’t control the reserve currency of the world, don’t run around bombing the p!ss out of any one that doesn’t agree with them, have not been “regime changing” for over a century, and which of them has used atomic weapons and drones?
     
    For the record I don't agree with our heavily Jewish influenced interventionist foreign policy. But that doesn't mean The U.S, the U.K and Europe can't reject Muslims and other refugees and take measures to keep them out of their nations. All it takes is the will which the European political leadership does not have. Europe and the U.K had festering problems with Muslims and Africans long before the U.S. started regime changing in the Middle East.

    During WWII did Japan accept refugees from China and Vietnam after they invaded and occupied them? Nope.

    Did Israel accept Muslim and Christian refugees from after they bombed and invaded Southern Lebanon in the early 1980's? Nope. Does Israel grant refugee status to Palestinians who've lost their homes to Israeli settlers. Nope. Does Israel grant refugee status to Muslims who've been displaced as a result of the Israeli sponsored U.S. foreign policy? Nope.


    What percentage of black Africans came here willingly?
     
    There's nothing stopping them from leaving either. Lots of whites arrived in America in a state of indentured servitude but you don't see them committing over 50% of the murders, rioting and general mayhem in the cities making them virtually unlivable.

    As for your whining about Latinos, has it ever occurred to you that large portions of the West were stolen from them and if it’s OK for the Zionists to have a home of their own based on ancient claims, then perhaps Mexican claims are just as legit?
     
    Stolen, eh? The U.S. acquired the Southwestern portion of the U.S. via the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo wherein we paid Mexico 15 million for this territory and paid them additional money for territory via the Gadsen purchase. Mexico has absolutely no legitimate claims to the American Southwest.

    Good replies. I have long suspected he is a troll.

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  57. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @yaqub the mad scientist
    You could more likely fill a convention center with native Esperanto speakers than the number of people who would be willing to die for the European Union.

    The European Union was never intended as something that Europeans would “die for”. The countries in the EU remained countries the whole time. The only similarity with the US is that there is free trade and travel among the countries (like among US states). However, the common constitution deal fizzled a long time ago. The individual countries keep their constitutions, languages, armies. Because there has been peace for so long there was no need to die even for individual countries, much less for the EU.

    If it hadn’t been for the crisis of 2008 (started by Wall Street in fact) which infected the whole world and caused tremendous inequality in the Western world, including the EU, or for the refugee flows, there would be no crisis in the EU and it would have been business as usual.

    There hasn’t been a recovery since 2008, only large amounts of bailout money streaming into real estate and stocks which makes life for a typical Westerner harder.

    The sad thing is that just because Britain leaves the EU, things will not improve all that much. The global financial system will still stay in place and the immigrants from the third world will stay in the UK – in fact, Britain had them the whole time, from the Commonwealth and that has nothing to do with the EU.

    Will the housing prices go down? Will there be more equality? More jobs? Where would they come from? Globalization is affecting everyone. The only thing countries can do is install strict protectionism. In that case all the rules of international relations must be changed.

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  58. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Buchanan is dangerously naive on China, on a Gary Johnson level. If anything we need to be more resolute and more ready for war, that’s the only way we prepare for peace. Tillerson and Trump are correct in standing up to China and defending Taiwan. Buchanan needs to stop being a cuck and needs to realize that China needs to be slapped down.

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  59. @KenH

    Did it ever occur to you that those Asian nations don’t control the reserve currency of the world, don’t run around bombing the p!ss out of any one that doesn’t agree with them, have not been “regime changing” for over a century, and which of them has used atomic weapons and drones?
     
    For the record I don't agree with our heavily Jewish influenced interventionist foreign policy. But that doesn't mean The U.S, the U.K and Europe can't reject Muslims and other refugees and take measures to keep them out of their nations. All it takes is the will which the European political leadership does not have. Europe and the U.K had festering problems with Muslims and Africans long before the U.S. started regime changing in the Middle East.

    During WWII did Japan accept refugees from China and Vietnam after they invaded and occupied them? Nope.

    Did Israel accept Muslim and Christian refugees from after they bombed and invaded Southern Lebanon in the early 1980's? Nope. Does Israel grant refugee status to Palestinians who've lost their homes to Israeli settlers. Nope. Does Israel grant refugee status to Muslims who've been displaced as a result of the Israeli sponsored U.S. foreign policy? Nope.


    What percentage of black Africans came here willingly?
     
    There's nothing stopping them from leaving either. Lots of whites arrived in America in a state of indentured servitude but you don't see them committing over 50% of the murders, rioting and general mayhem in the cities making them virtually unlivable.

    As for your whining about Latinos, has it ever occurred to you that large portions of the West were stolen from them and if it’s OK for the Zionists to have a home of their own based on ancient claims, then perhaps Mexican claims are just as legit?
     
    Stolen, eh? The U.S. acquired the Southwestern portion of the U.S. via the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo wherein we paid Mexico 15 million for this territory and paid them additional money for territory via the Gadsen purchase. Mexico has absolutely no legitimate claims to the American Southwest.

    {As for your whining about Latinos,}[jacques sheete]

    Latinos, aka Spaniards who created the country called Mexico, including its land possessions, stole the lands in question from indigenous peoples, Aztecs and such.

    To this day the rulers and upper crust of Mexico are of Spanish stock, e.g. filthy mouth former President Vincente Fox.

    Anglos have as much right to the ‘stolen’ West as Spaniards (aka Latinos).
    Either both have the same right, or neither does.

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  60. @anon
    Those nukes were either underground or in the middle of nowhere. They were also nowhere near as powerful as the ones of today.

    Although the detonations in Utah may have given John Wayne cancer...

    Those nukes were either underground or in the middle of nowhere. They were also nowhere near as powerful as the ones of today.

    Nope.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba

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