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“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible … make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy.

In 2016, the U.S. and Britain were both witness to peaceful revolutions.

The British voted 52-48 to sever ties to the European Union, restore their full sovereignty, declare independence and go their own way in the world. Trade and immigration policy would henceforth be decided by a parliament elected by the people, not by bureaucrats in Brussels.

“Brexit” it was called. And British defiance stunned global elites.

Two and a half years later, Britain is still inside the EU, and no one seems to know when or whether the divorce will take place — a victory of London and European elites over the expressed will of the British people.

Appalled by the Brexit vote, these elites played a waiting game, broadcasting warnings of what could happen, to panic the British public into reconsidering and reversing its democratic decision.

Losing candidates and losing parties accept defeat and yield power.

Establishments have agendas they do not regard as subject to electoral repudiation or repeal. Defeated, they use their non-electoral powers to prevent unwanted policies from ever being implemented.
Call it limited democracy.

In 2016, Donald J. Trump was elected president when a spirit of rebellion against America’s failed elites roiled both parties. Both the Trump campaign and the Ted Cruz campaign, which ran second in the Republican race, offered anti-establishment ideas. So, too, did the Bernie Sanders campaign in the Democratic primaries.

Trump’s defining agenda was basically this:

He would build a wall across the Mexican border to halt the flood of illegal migrants. He would extricate us from the half dozen Middle East wars into which Bush II and Obama had plunged us.

He would abrogate the trade deals that had seen imports from NAFTA nations, China, the EU and Japan replace goods made in the USA. He would halt the shuttering of tens of thousands of U.S. factories and the hemorrhaging of millions of manufacturing jobs.

He would call off the new cold war with Russia.

Halfway through this presidential term, where are we?

Part of the U.S. government has been shut down for a month. The wall has not been built and may never be. President Trump’s decision to pull 2,000 U.S. troops out of Syria has met massive resistance from our foreign policy establishment. Trump is being pushed to confront Russia from the Baltic to the Black Sea and to trash the intermediate-range nuclear missile treaty that Ronald Reagan negotiated with Mikhail Gorbachev.

And we are being pushed toward a new Mideast war with Iran.

This was the establishment’s agenda, not Trump’s.

We have lately learned that after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey, a cabal inside the FBI initiated a counterintelligence investigation to discover if Trump was a conscious agent of a Kremlin conspiracy.

Who made this call? Who approved it? Did the FBI discover that Trump is a patriot, or another Alger Hiss? We have not been told by the FBI after two years of investigation. Why not?

We do know that the dirt-diving arm of the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, hired a British former spy with KGB connections to cook up a “dirty dossier” that was used to persuade the secret FISA court to approve the surveillance of the Trump campaign.

Yet there seems a massive media disinterest in a conspiracy that might portray Trump as the victim of dirty campaign tricks.

Which brings us back to the larger question: While populists have won elections and carried out peaceful revolutions, often the policies for which they have successfully worked are never implemented.

In the 1975 book “Conservative Votes, Liberal Victories: Why the Right Has Failed,” this writer sought to explore and explain the forces that so often deny the right the policy fruits of its political victories.

Foremost among these was “the New Journalism.”

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“The essence of press power lies in the authority to select, elevate and promote one set of ideas, issues, and personalities and to ignore others,” this writer wrote. “The press determines what ‘people will talk and think about’ because of the monopoly it holds over the news and information flowing out of Washington.”

Among the reasons for Trump’s political success, such as it is, is that today’s conservative media did not exist back then, nor did the new social media that he has mastered so well.

Yet still, the left’s power over America’s character- and culture-forming institutions remains overwhelming. It dominates public schools and teachers unions, mainstream churches, college and university faculties, media and entertainment, TV and film.

What is taking place in the West today might be described as a struggle between the capital and the country it rules. England voted to leave the EU; London voted to remain.

In the last analysis, Kennedy was surely right. People who see the policies they have voted for rejected again and again, by the very elites they defeated, will inevitably turn to other means to preserve what they have.

The “yellow vest” protests in Paris show us that.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. When Democracy Fails to Deliver

    Given the demographics of the United States, Pat should be a lot more worried about what happens “When Democracy Delivers.”

    Within a generation, American whites will find out what it’s like to live as a despised minority. Historically, it’s not pretty, which is why peoples throughout history has been willing to kill and be killed to carve out their own place under the sun.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @KenH
  2. Indeed, if the Dissident Right, as opposed to the cucked GOP fake right, sees that Mr. Trump is unable to accomplish anything, not even a small addition to our pathetic southern fence, then there is no reason to ever again vote R. Of course, one could vote for Richard Spencer or Patrick Little, both of whom claim to be running. But you’d have to write them in, as surely neither one will be permitted ballot access. When will disenfranchised white Americans follow in the footsteps of their French brothers and sisters and put on their yellow vests?

    BTW, what was anti-establishment about the Ted Cruz campaign, as claimed by Mr. Buchanan? Is he not also an Israel-first neocon?

  3. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Pat was perhaps the first mainstream pundit to fully recognize this coming horror when he wrote “The Death of the West” 20-odd years ago. He followed that up with “Death of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?” which got him fired from his part-time gig on “Morning Joe” and blacklisted from most mainstream media.

  4. anon1 says:

    We all know who controls the press and harnesses its great power to spread propaganda, Pat.

    Hint: Rhymes with few.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    , @Paw
  5. MarkinLA says:
    @follyofwar

    He was at least willing to say he was against amnesty and you could believe him. The other 15, you knew were lying when they said they were against amnesty.

  6. nsa says:
    @follyofwar

    “not even a small addition to our pathetic southern border fence”
    Today the clueless Trumpstein and his girlie pal, Penceberg, were too busy over at the MLK Memorial groveling to work on getting The Wall started.

  7. KenH says:

    Foremost among these was “the New Journalism.”

    You mean (((the New Journalism))) which amounts to oppo research and gotcha journalism of any groups or individuals who dare to oppose their nefarious anti-white agenda.

    They say democracy dies in the darkness but in America it’s looking like democracy will die with dark skinned people.

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible … make violent revolution inevitable,” said John F. Kennedy.

    Kennedy is right but also somewhat of a hypocrite since he used state power to weaken and destroy the Jim Crow South.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  8. KenH says:

    When will disenfranchised white Americans follow in the footsteps of their French brothers and sisters and put on their yellow vests?

    It was called the tea party movement which arose prior to Barack Obama’s election. In “land of the free” merica the IRS sicced themselves on Tea Party aligned groups or were sicced on them by Barack or others. The movement was also co-opted by establishment forces which is why they are merely a shell of their former selves and reduced to little more than cheerleaders for cuckservatism.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  9. Realist says:

    When Democracy Fails to Deliver

    Democracy always fails to deliver.

    • Replies: @JLK
  10. @follyofwar

    “Indeed, if the Dissident Right, as opposed to the cucked GOP fake right, sees that Mr. Trump is unable to accomplish anything, not even a small addition to our pathetic southern fence, then there is no reason to ever again vote R.”

    So, where are they going to go? Canada doesn’t seem very welcoming.

  11. Both examples, Pat Buchanan, presented hit home. They could once serve as case studies in political science classes as paradigms how the election results were changed into the opposite by the power of the media and a brainwashed public. As an outside observer of US policy, I watch CNN and BBC each day, and I’m always again and again dumbfounded what a propaganda tsunami descends, day in, day out, upon the American people or the peoples of the world. My recommendation: Belief one percent of CNN reporting and five percent of BBC one, and you will feel fine.

    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  12. Franz says:

    Kennedy was surely right. People who see the policies they have voted for rejected again and again, by the very elites they defeated, will inevitably turn to other means to preserve what they have.

    Actually, since the “Antifa” folks have already turned to those “other means” us ordinary people will be coming late to the party. My understanding is that Antifa even has blanket amnesty for wrongdoing in some parts (Portland, Oregon, has been mentioned; the mayer of that town even said he wouldn’t be messing with the messers.)

    If so, Pat better warn his reader that The Other Side is already out there and has a get-out-of-jail-free pass for whatever they do.

    As usual, the odds are lopsided even before the fight begins…

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
  13. KenH says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Given the demographics of the United States, Pat should be a lot more worried about what happens “When Democracy Delivers.”

    Yes, and when most of “our” representatives look and think like Ocasio-Cortez, Bobby Rush and Rashida Tlaib. A rainbow majority means dispossession and genocide for whites.

    It will be a get whitey/blame whitey/hate whitey/kill whitey democracy which is largely in place already. Don’t expect the Republicans to stand in the way.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  14. @KenH

    Whites were in full control, except for growing Jewish influence, when JFK was elected. He made that statement, because, if blacks hadn’t been granted equal rights, there would indeed have been a civil war – and it would have been started by militant blacks. The cities would have burned even more than they did. He was smart enough to recognize that Jim Crow had to go.

    • Replies: @Liberty Mike
    , @KenH
    , @By-tor
  15. @KenH

    The Tea Party movement was nothing like today’s dissident right. Seems like they were mainly senior citizen hypocrites (greedy geezers) who were against Big Government and taxes – as long as their Social Security and Medicare were protected. They were oblivious of Jewish control of the country.

    • Replies: @KenH
  16. No matter how many times CIA pulls the same trick, ol’ Pat falls for it. The same old left-right divide et impera day after day for almost 70 years now, and ol’ Pat still swallows it hook, line and sinker. Your government neutralizes, ruins, or just shoots populists left, right, and orthogonal – but Pat doesn’t blame the government, he blames… the left.

    Studies show you can trigger people’s us-and-them mobbing reflex by arbitrarily, or even randomly, dividing people into groups. CIA does it by telling you that there are two groups that everyone fits into, left and right, and the extremes of the two groups are the same. They take multiple complicated and categorical policies and reduce them to a single dimension to facilitate state-scripted us-and-them. Then CIA takes any dissenter and attacks them with their meaningless labels. Antiwar Tusli Gabbard is an extreme rightist. Antiwar Donald Trump is an extreme rightist. Halfassed social democrat Zionazi Bernie Sanders is an extreme leftist.

    Get it through your thick skull. Them is CIA, a criminal enterprise that hijacked your state with secrecy and impunity. Us is everyone who wants to purge those parasitic worms.

    • Agree: NoseytheDuke
  17. anonymous[221] • Disclaimer says:

    The “electrical fire” on the 8th floor of C Span studios that wrecked C Span’s Washington Journal set and forced Fox to move to a different building to avoid smoke —

    “electrical fire?”

    “sabotage?”

    domestic terror?

    “Violent revolution because peaceful revolution” — or, in the case of US media, uncensored speech — has been rendered impossible?

    • Replies: @Endgame Napoleon
  18. Bill H says: • Website

    In 2006 Democrats won control of both houses of Congress, and in 2008 the White House as well. This was going to be a revolution, ending the war in Iraq and overturning the Bush tax cuts. Instead we got “the surge” in Iraq, followed by more tax cuts in the form of the “Obama stimulus,” another “surge” in Afhganistan and new wars in Libya and Syria.

    So there is nothing new in what Pat is saying. This form of “democracy” is that one party fails to serve the people, so we elect the other party which also fails to serve the people. Lather, rinse, repeat. The two parties take turns being in power and nothing changes in real terms.

  19. Hunsdon says:
    @Franz

    Everyone’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth. —-Mike Tyson

    • Replies: @Franz
    , @anon1
  20. RVBlake says:
    @follyofwar

    Yes, I tripped over the characterization of Cruz as an alternative.

  21. @follyofwar

    Jim Crow was on his deathbed prior to JFK’s Soviet power play.

    Was JKF smart enough to recognize that the civil rights agenda was all about the fundamental transformation of the American way of life?

    Was JFK smart enough to recognize that the civil rights agenda was really about the coerced transfer of trillions from Caucasians to coons?

    Was JFK smart enough to recognize that the civil rights agenda was really about destroying freedom of association in the name of affirmative action, anti-racism, black is beautiful, the celebration of coons, diversity, miscegenation, and multi-culturalism?

    Was JKF smart enough to recognize that the civil rights agenda was really about making excuses for black social dysfunction?

    Was JKF smart enough to recognize that the civil rights agenda was really about demanding reparations and that the arguments advanced in support thereof would be jejune?

    Was JFK smart enough to recognize that MLK was a plagiarist?

    Was JFK smart enough to recognize that MLK was a womanizer, who betrayed his wife and children?

  22. JLK says:
    @Realist

    Democracy always fails to deliver.

    Two party systems have some inherent disadvantages over coalition-type governments. The elite like the two party system in the US because it is easier to control. It is also more stable, and stability is good if you are ensconced at the top.

    I like many of Bernie Sanders’ positions, but he doesn’t get into issues like how workman’s comp is a poor substitute for legal damages in the case of someone who has been debilitated by a dangerous workplace. I can’t speak to the scientific issues of claimate change, but it is hard to reconcile Bernie’s positions on the topic with his demands for social justice, because every proposal for addressing climate change that I’ve heard involve highly regressive carbon tax schemes that will hit indigent people living in poorly insulated houses the hardest, and enrich Wall Street bankers who run the carbon credit exchanges.

    The elite don’t like high-minded effective independent thinkers who actually care about the little guy. They like them to be part of the system as haute bourgeoisie , defenders of the prevailing order because they have a little bit more privilege and money than the average Joe. In reality, there aren’t many genuine Studs Terkels from the working class who can become effective thought leaders, especially because our system, despite its flaws, puts many of them on track to a modicum of privilege. If one pops up and lives too pure a life to be compromised, a bumpy airplane ride can always bring them to heel.

  23. @JLK

    What do you actually like about Bernie’s positions?

    • Replies: @JLK
  24. @anon1

    An earlier reply of mine was, apparently, blocked, presumably because of my rhythmic additions to “few”.

    Say it ain’t so, Unz.

  25. Cyrano says:

    It’s great disappointment when democracy fails to accomplish its stated goals. Because, let’s face it – it’s a beautiful system – when ordinary folks come together with professional politicians and through the amazing process of election together they brainstorm ideas – only wonderful things happen.

    It’s time to cut the BS – democracy breads mediocrity – that’s the way it was designed in order not to threaten the deep state. All the greatest leaders in history were dictators – they either elected themselves – or were elected by their royal families, but either way democracy has never produced a truly outstanding leader because it was always meant for the power to stay with the deep state and the elected “leaders” to be only puppets to the people behind the curtain.

    There were exceptions – of course – Hitler was elected, for example, but then he did away with the election charade. If you are looking for stability – go with elections. If you are looking for excitement – go with dictatorship. Dictators change course of history, not presidents. And sometimes when it’s time for a really big change, elections can’t help you.

    If Trump was any younger, he might have taken the plunge. He already has some of the necessary ingredients of a dictator. He certainly has the ego – maybe enough for 10 dictators, although he seems to be lacking the excellence of a dictator – but sometimes that’ s not so important. You just need someone to stir things up, and then down the pipeline a better dictator might emerge – like in the case of Stalin succeeding Lenin. Why would anybody listen to me – keep voting for the deep state and the new faces that produces regularly to keep you entertained. The deep state will fight tooth and nails against a dictator – of course, because in many cases when dictator comes to power, the members of the deep state end up in shallow graves.

    • Agree: Andrei Martyanov
    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  26. Rurik says:

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible … make violent revolution inevitable,”

    powerful, ominous sounding words

    by the people, not by bureaucrats in Brussels.

    hmm, I think I see where you’re going with this..

    British defiance stunned global elites.

    ‘global elites’ eh?

    we are being pushed toward a new Mideast war with Iran.

    This was the establishment’s agenda, not Trump’s.

    ‘establishment’ eh?

    OK..

    “The essence of press power lies in the authority to select, elevate and promote one set of ideas, issues, and personalities and to ignore others,” this writer wrote. “The press determines what ‘people will talk and think about’ because of the monopoly it holds over the news and information flowing out of Washington.”

    aaand.. boom!

    just as we all suspected. Six million was not enough for Herr Buchannan!

    what would you have us all do this time Patrick? March into the gas chambers without even so much as the pretext of a shower? Is that what you’d like? For us to just get in the cattle cars and wait until your drop the pellets?

    Why do you think we keep an iron grip on all media and information? Because if we didn’t, people like you would want to be free! And have a future! And we all know that a future for Patrick J. Buchannan and his ilk, means gas chambers and lampshades and soap for us, don’t we?!

    There is a reason we all say Never Again Pat, and that means you and your conservative base are slated for the trash heap of history, which is where all you anti-Semites belong!

    If you didn’t want to be replaced, you should have never gassed us and banished us to beyond the Pale of Settlement! You should have listened to our god and acted like abject slaves to our divine presence over your cow-like people. Then at least you would have stood a chance. But as it is, I see you’re still insolent, and why are we not surprised?

    Once a Nazi, always a Nazi.

    will inevitably turn to other means to preserve what they have.

    Let ’em try Pat. Today we have Total Surveillance. We know what these imbeciles are thinking befoe they do. Our super-computer algorithms can anticipate when you’ll blink next, let alone where all your guns are – and everything else. We have weapons like ‘Directed Energy’ shit that will burn your families alive in their beds, if you so much as fart in our general direction.

    The time to fight has long since passed. Our stooges in congress even mock you ‘American patriots’ by reminding you that the ((fecal government)) has nukes in its toolbox, while all you’ve got are a few useless, 20th century guns.

    Perhaps Pat, had you named the Jew, long.. long ago, you’d have made some kind of difference, but instead you wanted ‘respectability’, and to come on ((our)) media and show how smart you are.

    But in the end, as Anton Chigurh pointed out: “If the rule you followed brought you to this, of what use was the rule?”

  27. JLK says:
    @Liberty Mike

    What do you actually like about Bernie’s positions?

    Medicare for all, free public education, less military spending, etc.

    • Replies: @David
  28. A stupid JFK statement we think is profound. ““Those who make peaceful revolution impossible … make violent revolution inevitable,” Kennedy was NOT The hero we think he was.

  29. Buchanan’s smarter than the drivel in this piece, so the entire piece can be dismissed as eyewash.

    The first indication that Buchanan is bullshitting: the claim that the election of Trump gives him a mandate to implement his platform – characterised by Buchanan as

    • build a wall across the Mexican border to halt the flood of illegal migrants;
    • extricate the US from the half dozen Middle East wars
    • abrogate trade deals;
    • halt the shuttering of US factories and the hemorrhaging of millions of manufacturing jobs.
    • call off the new cold war with Russia.

    The reality of modern representative democracy – everywhere in the West – is that the vast bulk of people who vote are aligned with one of two major parties, and vote for those parties regardless of the policy platform.

    If the Republican Party adopted mandatory gay sex in public as part of its platform, the overwhelming majority of (R)-identifiers would continue to (R)-identify, and to vote (R).

    If the Democratic Party adopted bounties for transsexuals’ scalps as part of its platform, the overwhelming majority of (D)-identifiers would continue to (D)-identify, and to vote (D).

    In both cases, the parties concerned would provide a rationale for the policy, and the overwhelming majority of adherents of the party would accept it.

    That is the reality of the world: for the most part, the candidate for either of the major parties in any Western democracy are pretty much guaranteed the overwhelming majority of the votes of the adherents to the Party.

    It’s why parties exist, for fuck’s sake: they ration candidature. More accurately, they ration a type of candidature, namely one that has a significant probability of electoral success – because the candidature for (R) or (D) comes ‘pre-packaged’ with the ‘core’ voters, who are known to vote en bloc.

    That’s the reason Trump wanted the (R) nomination – as opposed to running as an independent, where his ‘platform’ would have garnered the support of some piffling proportion of (R)-identified people who had particularly strong feelings about walls or closed factories (generally, major-party-identifiers don’t give a fuck about foreign entanglements).

    Party adherents do not evaluate policy platforms: they are a herd.

    Trump got (roughly) the same proportion of the eligible electorate, as Bill Clinton – i.e., about a quarter of the eligible electorate. Obama actually got an average of 29% over his two terms, which is exactly in line with the average since the full-franchise era began… i.e., less than 1 in 3 of the eligible electorate, and fewer votes than the number of abstentions (‘Abstain’ is an expression of preference: it means “No candidate’s platform entices me to vote for them“).

    To determine the proportion of the eligible electorate who supported a candidate, simply multiply turnout by the candidate’s vote proportion –

    EVP Percentage – US Presidents, 1992-2016

    (Note: the numbers are no better for Bush, Reagan etc; I cut the table off at 92 for space and because Trump’s numbers were close to Clinton’s).

    • LOL: JLK
  30. David says:
    @JLK

    I think you’re wrong about Sanders. He’s like Dylan arriving in the Village during the folk boom. If Dylan had arrived in a punk boom, he’d been a punk. Or a disco DJ if that was what was selling.

    Sanders just does the shtick that appeals to Vermonters. He doesn’t believe any of it or even mean what he says.

    He supports the F 35, all $1.5 trillion of it. I guess it being so useless as a weapon is why he always votes to fund it, right?

    He supports selective enforcement of immigration laws if it helps dairy farmers evade the labor laws he also supports.

    As chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, he explained his lack of action in the face of the VA hospital waiting times scandal thus: “We always could have done better… so could everyone else have done better.”

    He said this while he had multimillion dollar budget, a large staff, and the mandate within the Senate to oversee the executive with respect to veterans affairs.

    He went on to say, “This here is not a new issue… the inspector general over the years… the general accountability office over the years… issued reports that this was a problem, memos from the Washington VA said this was a problem… ONE HAD BELIEVED given all these reports, given all the memos, that it was a problem that had been addressed, obviously it had not been addressed.”

    Notice that as a guy charge he calls himself “one” when expressing what he believed. But why, given all the reports that it was a problem, did the person perhaps second only to the president most responsible for holding the VA to account just assume it was a problem that had been fixed? Wouldn’t one report or memo after another suggest the problem was persistent?

    Sanders is a perfect example of failure of government. But his fans make virtue signalling so effective that it’s all he has to do to keep his job.

    • Replies: @JLK
    , @follyofwar
  31. @Rurik

    Phrased alternatively:

    But whether the constitution be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it.

    Lysander Spooner.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  32. Franz says:
    @Hunsdon

    Right!

    Just ask those kids from Kentucky who got ambushed in Washington… talk about dirty pool.

  33. JLK says:
    @David

    I didn’t know all that, thanks.

  34. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    He made that statement, because, if blacks hadn’t been granted equal rights, there would indeed have been a civil war – and it would have been started by militant blacks.

    A civil war which would have seen blacks get wiped out since that was at a time when white men wouldn’t hesitate to use violence against their racial enemies when it was called for. Today most white guys are just video game playing soy boys who can barely lift a ten pound dumbbell.

    Jim Crow laws were rooted in racial and biological reality and kept the peace. More than fifty years after the fact we’re now learning that enforced racial integration hasn’t solved the race problem or broadened minds and has made things much worse. Race relations keep getting worse because familiarity breeds contempt and resentment.

    Now blacks want to impose their own version of Jim Crow by demanding to be segregated from whites in college dorms, commencement ceremonies and elsewhere.

    • Replies: @Mr. XYZ
    , @RadicalCenter
  35. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    The Tea Party movement was nothing like today’s dissident right.

    The Tea Party was far larger and more active in public than today’s dissident right for a time until the IRS got sicced on them. But the media and establishments politicians dismissed them as racist malcontents who couldn’t accept the fact that we had a half congoid president sitting in the oval office.

    The Jews and the establishment seethe with hatred and resentment anytime right of center whites protest against the corrupt system but instantly fall in love when non-whites like BLM rage against the system.

    The dissident, racial right has been driven underground out of necessity after the police state abuses they suffered in Charlottesville for simply exercising their first amendment rights to protest.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  36. anon1 says:
    @Hunsdon

    Or some Indian starts banging a drum in it which the lying media will present as the innocent white person “being racist”.

  37. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @KenH

    Deep State, FBI & federal law enforcement, U.S. military leadership (at all levels), etc., are the whitest groups you’ll find. I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    , @KenH
  38. @Anonymous

    A couple of generations ago, that was even accurate!

  39. Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.(c)
    Aristotle

    United States is not “democracy” nor is it a viable Republic anymore–it is increasingly non-governable corrupt oligarchy running on the last fumes left from allegedly “democratic capitalism” economics, and which uses a fig-leaf of all kinds of pseudo-“democratic” rhetoric to obfuscate the main issue of the era that system simply doesn’t work. What strikes one even more is how esteemed and supposedly knowledgeable scholars ranging from Mearsheimer to Pat continue to take the US at face value and believe in numerous “democratic” simulacra. Just looking at US Congress kinda gives one good (and grim) impression of what the country has become and where it is going.

    • Replies: @KenH
  40. KenH says:
    @Anonymous

    Sure and at some point when the Senate starts changing color they will demand a rainbow coalition FBI director and for other federal law enforcement agencies. But even if they don’t all it takes is for a rainbow coalition president like Kamala to appoint another Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch to head the DOJ. The FBI’s already run by a bunch of flyover America hating, ultra left wing white turds.

    Standards for the agencies will be abolished to facilitate the mass hiring of people from the rainbow coalition population.

  41. @KenH

    I think we mostly agree on the Dissident Right. The old terms, White Supremacists/White Nationalists, are far too pejorative, although the mainstream press will always continue to use them. There are intelligent non-whites who are part of the movement and they are welcomed.

    Perhaps we are in agreement that the Tea Party was oblivious of Jewish control of the country. A large percentage of them were also Christian Zionists. If so, then, sadly, the only vote that made sense in 2008 and 2012 was to vote for Obama. No politicians were more cucks to the Jewish oligarchs than were Insane “Bomb Iran” McCain (now thankfully dead), and Romney (who famously said that there should be no separation between the policies of US and Israel). I thought at the time, and still do, that either of those clowns would have fulfilled Netanyahu’s wet dream and started the mother of all bombing campaigns against Iran. At least Obama hated Bibi and initiated the JCPOA with Iran, which Trump promptly tore up at Bibi’s demand.

    None of the above is to infer that I am a fan of Obama. I think his presidency was disastrous on many levels. Outside of the Iran issue, he was a warmonger almost as much as were McCain/Romney.

    • Replies: @KenH
    , @RadicalCenter
  42. @David

    What you’re saying is that Sanders is an old pro in the Senate, who must get some money back to his state. He is aware of the give and take needed to pass anything. It’s called the Art of Compromise (the Art of the Deal, if you will), of which the likes of AOC, and radical feminists, know nothing. So, he is now too far to the Right for media darling AOC, who is convinced the world will end in 12 years unless we stop using fossil fuels NOW. I’d be amazed if any white man, to include Jewish Sanders, will be able to receive the D nomination in 2020.

    • Replies: @MBlanc46
  43. Mr. XYZ says:
    @KenH

    Now blacks want to impose their own version of Jim Crow by demanding to be segregated from whites in college dorms, commencement ceremonies and elsewhere.

    Source, s’il vous plait?

    • Replies: @KenH
  44. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    Perhaps we are in agreement that the Tea Party was oblivious of Jewish control of the country.

    No argument. Either they were oblivious to it or if some leaders were aware of it they sure weren’t letting on. You may not recall but the early incarnation of the tea party actually wasn’t afraid to mix it up with non-white bigots like the NAACP and had some heated exchanges with them. They actually had some moxy but it didn’t last.

    Towards the end the tea party was little more than an MLK and Israel worshipping cargo cult especially when Zionists like Sarah Palin and crying Glenn Beck glommed on to it.

  45. KenH says:
    @Andrei Martyanov

    Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.(c)
    Aristotle

    Except in our case it will be an elective despotism such as we currently have as warned by Thomas Jefferson.

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  46. Anon[315] • Disclaimer says:

    Yet still, the left’s power over America’s character- and culture-forming institutions remains overwhelming. It dominates public schools and teachers unions, mainstream churches, college and university faculties, media and entertainment, TV and film.

    Is it really leftist? Many true leftists support BDS, but name one TV show or movie that sympathizes with the plight of Palestinians. Also, why does the so-called ‘left’ favor homo neo-aristocrats over the working class? And why does this ‘left’ support the Deep State’s Wars for Israel?

    We need to stop calling it the ‘left’. I wish we had a real left. It’s just Jewish Supremacism and globo-homo hegemony hiding behind the ‘progressive’ label.

    • Agree: Miro23
  47. Paw says:
    @anon1

    And I still wait and wait, to see any democracy and am still waiting..

  48. @Cyrano

    Give Frank Herbert a credit where credit is due–it all ended up with the age of Padishah Emperors and feudal system.

    The deep state will fight tooth and nails against a dictator – of course, because in many cases when dictator comes to power, the members of the deep state end up in shallow graves.

    Bingo!

  49. @KenH

    Except in our case it will be an elective despotism such as we currently have as warned by Thomas Jefferson.

    True.

    • Agree: Rurik
  50. @Anon

    Is it really leftist? Many true leftists support BDS, but name one TV show or movie that sympathizes with the plight of Palestinians. Also, why does the so-called ‘left’ favor homo neo-aristocrats over the working class? And why does this ‘left’ support the Deep State’s Wars for Israel?

    My Agree button is disabled now, but I agree. But that gets us back to the discussion on “Cultural Marxism”, which is not really Marxism, nor “Left”, nor realistically serious intellectual movement–it is a sort of mental disorder perpetuated and presented in the West as “Left” precisely for it being a complete perversion of basic morality and humanity. Generally, financial cabal doesn’t care who buys its product and services–a moral man, or feminist transgender multi-racial pederast, in fact it does prefer latter to the former. Just business, nothing personal.

    • Agree: Cyrano
  51. @Ludwig Watzal

    Better yet, don’t watch either of them, dump your tv service, and stop subsidizing our people’s brainwashing. Waste of time to watch.

  52. @KenH

    If that includes segregating themselves from our earnings and our women, go for it.

  53. @follyofwar

    No, you will find many Jews among the people with real power and authority in the US Department of Justice, FBI, and IRS.

    Your description of law enforcement officials is mostly accurate but changing, and changing fairly quickly in some places. Soon enough, Mexicans especially will be in command of city, county, and ultimately state police forces across California, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and even Kansas and Chicago / Cook County.

  54. Rurik says:
    @Liberty Mike

    Agree button already used.

    And when Lysander wrote those words, the republic was overwhelmingly composed of hardy folks of European stock who had persevered though heroic struggles and yet created a formidable society. Today the mettle of those men are all but gone, replaced by a mob of identity-less consumers.

    Perhaps something worthy will percolate up from the mire once the ZUSA implodes from its burgeoning corruption and folly.

  55. @Rurik

    Did you see that commercial ” Lets Mike eat it” ?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  56. Buchanan and many commenters on here seem to believe that the ‘liberal-cosmopolitan-globalist’ consensus is imposed, top-down by the institutions. I think this is wrong.

    I teach classes at a public university and frequently try to introduce non-mainstream perspectives with a nationalist/conservative leaning, and make sure to always provide counters to mainstream liberal views. But the students are the driving force for the tone of the class (and my students are not elite SJW’s btw). No matter what materials or content you introduce they come away merely more confirmed in the narrative of white supremacy, patriarchy, etc.

    I honestly don’t think this is (just) top down brainwashing. It’s part of the fabric of everyday life, including the types of jobs people do, the media through which they interact, the architectures they inhabit. It’s naive and wrong to think you can just remove a layer of malevolent puppet masters and somehow the ‘natural’ common sense of the people will be released. In fact that myth is a defining characteristic of Buchanan’s populism.

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  57. MBlanc46 says:
    @follyofwar

    I hope your last sentence is true. A white guy might actually be able to sell the Dems’ anti-white, anti-male agenda. Kristen or Kamala might have a harder time of it.

  58. MBlanc46 says:
    @Anon

    You’re apparently dreaming about some long-ago Left. PJB is talking about the actually existing Left. You might prefer some other word for it, but it and we call it the Left.

    • Replies: @Anon
  59. @blank-misgivings

    I honestly don’t think this is (just) top down brainwashing. It’s part of the fabric of everyday life, including the types of jobs people do, the media through which they interact, the architectures they inhabit. It’s naive and wrong to think you can just remove a layer of malevolent puppet masters and somehow the ‘natural’ common sense of the people will be released. In fact that myth is a defining characteristic of Buchanan’s populism.

    Yes, the generation of people whose concept of work is precisely not working. It is not surprising that such moods exist primarily among layer of people who pretend themselves “thinkers” and very “advanced”. The United States is an epitome of post-industrialism because precisely this type of “thinkers” and “advanced” writers of apps for iPhones sold practically every serious industrial job elsewhere. I am almost forced to say that those moods are confined to, hm, college campuses and especially among people whose worst nightmare is a productive labor. I know the type, really well.

  60. By-tor says:
    @follyofwar

    The militant US blacks would have been crushed with the ghettos being cordoned off and turned into shooting galleries reducing the number of military-aged male blacks capable of caryying out executions of white civilians. The American South and Midwest were not and are not 1790’s Haiti nor 1960’s-1970’s Rhodesia- yet.

  61. @JLK

    You’ve hit on one of the main reasons why, for the last several years, I’ve been advocating a multi-party system to replace the current system which is not only corrupt but archaic as well, given the demographic subdivisions and multiple interest groups which exist in this country. I mean, what in hell are Trump and Sanders doing in the Republican and Democrat Parties anyway? Both parties are run by oligarchs who are out of touch with the country which they presume to “govern.”

  62. Rurik says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Did you see that commercial ” Lets Mike eat it” ?

    it was Mikey

    but I’m missing your esoteric point..

  63. Anon[218] • Disclaimer says:
    @MBlanc46

    PJB is talking about the actually existing Left.

    But it’s not the ‘left’, just like so much that is called ‘right’ is not the right.

    We must not fall for the globo trick. The oligarchs want us to call them the Left. It creates the impression that they are for classic leftist themes. It’s counterfeit left. Forgery Left.
    We given the globalists too much credit by calling them the Left.
    If anything, many of us are more left as well as right than the Glob that is all about elite privilege and capitalist decadence.

    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov
  64. @Anon

    We must not fall for the globo trick

    But, but–most do, including many self-proclaimed, or legally endowed “scholars” who pretend to know history and society. Yet, the conservative royalty such as late Robert Bork astutely noted once that:

    What has gone wrong appears to flow from a poisonous combination of radical egalitarianism and radical individualism.

    Slouching Towards Gomorrah. Modern Liberalism and American Decline. Page 256.

    Hm, one is forced to ask then, assuming that Bork is in a ball park (and he is in a sense), isn’t what Bork lists are two major pillars of an American founding, which, lest we forget, happened well before Marx was even born? But then again, by now placing cause and effect in appropriate order seems an insurmountable task to Western in general, and American (especially), humanities “academe” which continues enthusiastically multiply essences and operate with simulacra. This is not to say that I am Marxist–I am not (I only use some Marxist analytical tools), practical Marxism is a whole other story altogether, but the intellectual state of the so called American conservatism (and right) is pathetic, as is the case with the other–so called “left”, and is reduced to political intercourse delusions geographically constrained by D.C. locality and almost complete a-historicity of blaming liberalism’s ugly ills on someone else. That’s current “intellectual” level of this so called scholarship, including on the right. Bork has a prescient thought on the cognitive faculties, or lack thereof, too.

  65. @anonymous

    Pat is right that the Establishment has successfully pulled off a stealthy coup, rendering the votes of populist Déplorables everywhere as nothing more than an empty civic gesture.

    Ugh, before reading this comment, I had not read or heard a word about that event at C-SPAN in the so-called news media, and yet, many likely voters watch C-SPAN, the only TV outlet that just lays it all out there, juxtaposing both sides (the two halves of the Uniparty) in raw form, giving voters in a so-called Republic the respect of assuming they have critical-thinking skills.

    But the mainstream TV news used to be much better. It is important to have a standard of quality there since many more likely voters—many more of the people who actually vote—linger in MSMland. I know I am not just imagining that the TV news people used to feel obligated to coved a wide range of issues—the biggest issues of the day—providing alternative views from more people who could actually be called experts.

    There are people currently employed by tbe MSM who have to know better, and in a dead-end globalist economy, you can’t blame them for making money when they have the opportunity. But most of them are damaging democracy. If reporters and producers were unwilling to stay on script, ditching the approved narrative of their blue or red Corporate Uniparty owners and the corporate-owned politicians, the issues agenda approved by the voters on voting day might have renewed meaning, reviving the belief in a Republic that is not being kept at present.

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