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A desire to defend the homeland is an intrinsic part of human nature. It’s a universal instinct, not something unique to those on the political right. To the contrary, the story of the last several years has been one of rightists stepping onto leftist land and getting a comeuppance for the trouble. Aggressors come, they see, and they are conquered.

The latest and most spectacular example of this occurred yesterday in Washington DC. The residents of the capital are further left than virtually any other population in the country. The city went for Biden over Trump 93%-5% in November. The MAGA marchers were an invading force. And when the marchers invaded, they were lured into a trap, engulfed, and set upon. During the melee, the Capitol Police killed an unarmed MAGA maid in cold blood. Vice president and DC denizen Mike Pence predictably threw in with the defenders of his realm:

He made no mention of Ashli Babbitt, the woman killed by that same police force, and he never will.

Pence had no words for the Minneapolis police force that had a man die in their custody last May, but he had praise and prayers for the deceased:

Who poses the more imminent threat, a female trespasser or a convicted felon driving under the influence, trying to pass counterfeit money, and resisting arrest? With the qualified exception of the DUI, neither pose imminent threats to anyone, but the parenthetical about policing practices is a digressive distraction at the moment. The point is one will be portrayed as having played stupid games to win stupid prizes, the other to have joined the choir of angels in heaven. The miscreant was invading, the martyr invaded.

In Portland, Boston, Seattle, Charlottesville, Louisville, and several other leftist cities across the country, right-leaning public demonstrations have reliably ended in disaster. When the police departments of one of these cities gets tangled up in a controversial killing, civil unrest spills into the streets. The protests, peaceful or not, go largely unmolested. Few are arrested and even fewer are charged. The residents of these cities don’t want cops killing people they are sympathetic to. More power to them. Those are their cities, let them run them how they want to run them.

There was one notable exception to this trend. In Lancaster, the police shooting death of a man wielding a knife was followed by a night of angry rioting. Only a single night. The police, backed by the justice system and supported by the conservative residents of a red Pennsylvania county, came down hard on the rioters. Unlike the cities listed above, Lancaster is not a leftist stronghold. What was celebrated elsewhere not only was not celebrated in Lancaster, it wasn’t even tolerated.

The differences between Seattle and Lancaster are what separate countries are for. The US is an empire with several countries crammed together inside of it. It doesn’t work, and it’s working ever worse by the day.

It is self-defeating futility for the right to keep trying to loudly proclaim itself on leftist turf. Don’t antagonize the opposition. This doesn’t just apply to the geographical. The right needs to get off hostile platforms. They must stop using social media giants that hate them. Stop focusing on changing Washington DC and start focusing on separating from it. Forget the national, focus on the local. Don’t join the military; if anything, join the sheriff’s department. Cut the cable, don’t pay for sewage streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu. Employ agorism wherever and whenever possible.

There is no hope for traditional Americans to reclaim control of the country. They voted for border control, trade barriers, and an end to foreign wars. They got a tax cut for multinational mega corporations who view America as a shopping mall, four more years of facilitating Yemeni genocide, and borders that will be more porous in a month than they were when Trump was inaugurated. Despite coming up short, they tried to vote for it again. They lost. When they thought things looked fishy, they asked for their concerns to be addressed. They were dismissed without standing. When they assembled to air their grievances, they were treated like terrorists for causing an infinitesimally small fraction of the damage that leftist protests caused day after day over the better part of a year.

The civil rights struggle of our age is one for self-determination. This doesn’t mean civil war and the hell on earth that would unleash, it means working towards civility in separation, equity in ending the empire. It doesn’t mean mocking CHAZ and it certainly doesn’t mean invading CHAZ. It means wishing CHAZ well enough and ensuring CHAZ doesn’t come to flyover country. Your county commissioners have that power. The president of the United States doesn’t. Put your efforts into the former and forget about the latter.

 
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  1. Sounds logical. But, in the end, still just more identity politics, wholeheartedly approved of by our horselaughing, champagne-swilling owners.

    Until you realize that there is no right nor left, only up and down, you … don’t … know ….nuffin.

  2. The civil rights struggle of our age is one for self-determination. This doesn’t mean civil war and the hell on earth that would unleash, it means working towards civility in separation, equity in ending the empire. … Your county commissioners have that power. The president of the United States doesn’t.

    Several states tried this in 1861. It turned out the the President did indeed have that power, that power and more, so much more, never mind it wasn’t in the Constitution.

    A couple of generations ago a few school districts tried to go their own way, not even seceding, and wouldntcha know it suddenly they were filled with Federal troops even though the Governors hadn’t asked for them. Again not in Constitution.

    Kinda weird how that keeps happening.

    Seriously, AE, just because you’re a decent guy who will leave others alone to pursue their own happiness, doesn’t mean that they will do the same for you. They won’t. If the cities—and the City of DC in particular—were content to do things their way while the outback did things a different way (i.e., if they were truly “multicultural”), then you would be correct: leave them to their own devices and they’ll leave you to yours. But they aren’t truly multicultural, and they won’t leave you alone.

    Contrary to the frame you apparently carelessly accepted from the media, it is not the Red Rustics who incessantly poke the hornets’ nest on the other side of the political fence. It is the Blues who cannot rest until all Redland bakers are gay-sued, all Red towns are Section 8-ed, all Housing is Affirmatively Furthered, all refugees are resettled, all bathrooms are trannied, all schoolchildren are gender neutered, all abortions are on-demanded, all guns are controlled, and all speech is policed and all pronouns are preferred. Red America didn’t send Trump to Washington because we want to move into Georgetown condos. We sent Trump to Washington to make Washington’s provocations stop. He failed. So a bunch of us went there personally to make our displeasure known, or “petition for redress of grievances” as a quaint but apparently long obsolete document puts it.

    But hey, if you can get Blue America to sign up for the same thing, you’ve got a deal. (Note that the deal will have to have a nuclear-strength enforcement clause as Blue America has never once stuck to its side of a political deal.)

    tl;dr: Localism only works if both sides agree to it. One side never has. That side happens to have infinite currency, the world’s most powerful military, a global media monopoly, and as of Monday a permanent hammerlock on the political process, oh and a bottomless appetite to impose its will on others. Plan from there.

  3. neutral says:

    I agree with the argument that the US establishment should be seen as nothing else as the enemy by the types that think they can still get their point across by showing their hypocrisy or lack of adherence to the constitution.

    I don’t agree that one can simply live your own life locally, because they will absolutely not allow anyone to do that. They must be treated as the mortal enemies they are. That means every action to destroy them must be tolerated, assassination of their leadership, using weapons of mass destruction on their HQ (Washington is one of them) or destroying key economic infrastructure (Oil refineries, Silicon Valley servers, power plants). If you don’t have the stomach for such things then you have already lost and have no reason to complain on whats coming.

  4. neutral says:
    @obwandiyag

    Until you realize that there is no right nor left, only up and down, you … don’t … know ….nuffin.

    No, it’s not up or down, its (((them))) vs others.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Disagree: Audacious Epigone
    • Troll: Dissident
  5. Well reasoned and well said.

    Building local is all that is possible, and working from there. Their power is limited based on the communities that participate with them.

    It’s not like anyone advocating against focusing locally has anything better.

    An “Organic Movement” for these 21st-Century American Poles, ha ha.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  6. Mark G. says:

    One thing that everyone can do and should at least think about is to move out of a liberal city or state, if you happen to live in one, and into a more conservative one. Then, even though you’ll still be living under a federal government you don’t like, at least you’ll be living under a city and state government you like. There are still differences between state governments. For example, Ron DeSantis and Kristi Noem are not the same as Gruesome Newsom and Benito Cuomo.

    People have been doing that. In 2020, 25 thousand people have moved into my conservative state of Indiana. They have been moving here from more liberal states like neighboring Illinois, which lost 70 thousand people last year. The most liberal states in the country are having the largest internal movements of people. New York and California each lost more than a hundred thousand people in 2020. People are voting with their feet. It becomes harder for liberals to claim liberalism works when large numbers of people are fleeing from the cities and states they control.

    You should also support the idea that decisions should be made at the state level instead of the federal level. For example, the state department of education should make educational decisions instead of the federal department of education. There should be nothing like national education standards. You should do this even in situations where the federal government is doing something you like. For example, even if you don’t like drugs, you shouldn’t support federal efforts to combat them and instead support the idea that the states should deal with the issue.

  7. JL says:

    The situation at the moment feels pretty hopeless. Civility won’t work, it’s too late for that, and the force to resist simply isn’t strong enough. What’s worse, even moving to a different country is not an escape, because the ideology is global and wishes to insert itself into every corner of the earth. Perhaps it’s darkest just before the light, but I tend to think this won’t be satisfactorily resolved in my lifetime. The best solution I can come up with is to restrict current events consumption, retreat to relative isolation and find pleasures among the simpler aspects of life.

    • Agree: Dumbo
    • Replies: @RoatanBill
    , @nebulafox
  8. @Mark G.

    Your ideas are reasonable but too late. The Blue mentality is going to suck you dry with new taxes and new regulations. You are going to feed the beast, like it or not.

    The Fed Gov cancer will keep spreading as more and more areas are inundated with human trash and you will be required to pay for their survival while they vote away your natural rights.

  9. This doesn’t mean civil war and the hell on earth that would unleash,…

    No, but it means sedition from the World Order, and the hell it would unleash on you.

    … it means working towards civility in separation, equity in ending the empire.

    ROTFLMAO. There will be no “civility,” because we will not be allowed to separate!

    The US is an empire with several countries crammed together inside of it.

    That is a recent development, mostly the result of immigration and truly seditious politics. The truth is, this is One Country, My Country and clearly Not Yours.

    When they assembled to air their grievances, they were treated like terrorists for causing an infinitesimally small fraction of the damage that leftist protests caused day after day over the better part of a year.

    I completely agree. Our difference is that you would try to slice off a little piece of the pie for yourself, whereas I know damn well the whole pie belongs to me.

    The fact, however, is that both you and I, like-minded in many ways, want the same things. You know what, though? So does every other sane human being who is not a psychopath. Sadly, we will not get what we want, what our ancestors once possessed.

    Good luck to you though. It is indeed over, and the Shit Has Hit the Fan. I hope you have everything you need. As a man entering the last third of a long life, that is my wish for you, Good Blogger.

  10. @JL

    The difference between jurisdictions is in the resources they can access to achieve their goals.

    The US’s reserve currency status means they have whatever resources they need to implement any asinine scheme they want. Other areas may want to implement policies that you and I hate, but they haven’t the resources to accomplish it.

    The only limiting factor on any gov’t is the ability to pay the thugs they hire or want to hire. With an unlimited supply of funds, the US can hire the morally bankrupt mercenaries known as police and soldiers to form the army of occupation to oppress the deplorables in fly over country. Other jurisdictions simply can’t come up with the cash to pull that off.

    • Replies: @Realist
  11. Anonymous[269] • Disclaimer says:

    Forget the national, focus on the local. Don’t join the military; if anything, join the sheriff’s department

    For many in the lower/lower-middle classes in Red State America, the military is the ticket out. In the last few decades it’s a fairly easy way to make good money and get lifelong benefits (VA healthcare, VA pay, employment hiring preferences, etc.), especially with only a high school diploma.

    Local sheriff’s departments give hiring preference to former military and many members of local (town or county) police or sheriff’s departments are National Guard members. Also, pretty much all local law enforcement is inextricably tied to federal law enforcement, if only through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) federal database and task forces and partnerships made up of federal, state, and local law enforcement.

  12. AE, you’ve probably written up somewhere before, but what’s your response to the critique that separatism won’t work because one side won’t leave the other alone?

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  13. They must stop using social media giants that hate them.

    This part, at least, is right. I have been saying that for 15 years while everybody else went merrily along feeding the social media beast. The time to rein in these despicable companies was long ago.

    • Agree: botazefa
  14. The right needs to get off hostile platforms. They must stop using social media giants that hate them.

    Hear, hear!

    I have deleted Facebook and exiled Twitter. I am keeping a wary eye on LinkedIn (should probably exit). I am transitioning away from Google and Gmail now.

    How and if other readers avoid Google is up to them. I have tentatively rerouted my browser (Firefox) to DuckDuckGo—which probably hates us but at least is no social media giant. I do not trust the Duck but haven’t yet caught DuckDuckGo disappearing anything.

    Does any reader know a superior or more trustworthy alternative to DuckDuckGo?

    • Agree: botazefa
    • Replies: @botazefa
    , @Jay Fink
  15. @neutral

    … destroying key economic infrastructure (Oil refineries, Silicon Valley servers, power plants).

    No, never. Under no circumstance. You promote anarchy. Your path is madness. You would make every man your foe.

    You will not like it when your power plant has been destroyed. I will not tolerate the destruction of mine. As for oil, it takes a hell of a lot of work—sometimes dangerous work—by good men to bring that oil to light. I would not let you blow it up.

    When you eat lunch today, please think how the food got to your table. You would starve, and even if you didn’t, you’d inflict starvation on your own people. Stop now.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @neutral
  16. Realist says:

    Pence and Pompeo are waiting for the Rapture to transport them from this evil, dirty planet…to the love and light of heaven.

    • Replies: @Sin City Milla
  17. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    The only limiting factor on any gov’t is the ability to pay the thugs they hire or want to hire. With an unlimited supply of funds, the US can hire the morally bankrupt mercenaries known as police and soldiers to form the army of occupation to oppress the deplorables in fly over country. Other jurisdictions simply can’t come up with the cash to pull that off.

    Yep, but with any luck and foreign intervention the US dollar will not be the reserve currency much longer.

    Any White who joins the US military is a traitor to his people,

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    , @RoatanBill
  18. @Realist

    Any White who joins the US military is a traitor to his people.

    Poor advice. Entry to the service academies requires nomination by your local congressman for a reason. The voluntary cession of all U.S. military and naval command by whites to nonwhites is a very bad idea.

    If you got what you say you want, you would not like it when all the young troops of color got around to putting their jackboots on your neck.

    • Agree: Cloudbuster
  19. Catdog says:

    There are already plans for an armed militia march on DC. Morons! First tell the enemy your plans, then attack them where they’re strongest and you’re weakest. In the last few days our side has splintered into craven backstabbers on one side and brave but idiotic qtards on the other. Very few are talking sensibly (AE is one).

    • Agree: dfordoom
  20. @Realist

    Sadly, I’ve been waiting for over a decade for the Dollar to tank. The world knows the Dollar is trash, but it’s the trash in circulation that almost everyone depends on and it is apparently taking much longer than I anticipated for it to go to worthless.

    The bubbles the Fed keeps engineering may finally put an end to the Dollar Ponzi scheme, and I’ll admit that the current stock market and Bitcoin bubbles are looking for a pin, but so far it’s just up, up and away for valuations that are insane. At some point profit taking may cause a reversal, but then they’ll just stop trading for a cooling off period that just might allow the bubble to reinflate. Crypto profit taking might tank it because it’s such a small market and there aren’t the controls on it to apply the brakes in time. Why won’t Deutsche Bank just drop dead?

    As for the military, there should be no standing military. No one should join a collection of professional murderers and malingerers.

    • Replies: @Realist
  21. Wency says:

    I’ve disagreed with AE that a split has any real possibility of happening. That said, I did enjoy Douthat’s recent book on decadence. It seems to me the most plausible alternative to a leftist one-party state is an America that’s just in perpetual, decadent deadlock at the Federal level, where not much can really happen, where politics just sort of loses hold of the idea that anything big can happen. And maybe some of this power and energy will be taken back by the states over time.

    Most of us believe in our hearts that the dam will eventually break, that the Republicans are finished, that the left is about to impose itself over us in totalitarian ways. But what my lyin’ eyes tell me is that I’m basically middle-aged with kids of my own but still too young to really remember a time before deadlock, and looking forward there’s no clear end in sight to deadlock. The Dems talked about killing the filibuster, but that’s not happening this time. If the usual rule is followed, they’ll lose seats in the Senate in 2022.

    Even if the Republicans shift left, the Senate still can’t pass bills aside from reconciliation — the entire raison d’etre of the Republicans (who don’t really have a plan for governance of their own) is to block the Democrats. And that’s what they’ll continue to do, if they want to keep their jobs.

    • Agree: Servant of Gla'aki
  22. Realist says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    If you got what you say you want, you would not like it when all the young troops of color got around to putting their jackboots on your neck.

    A military of POC would be totally ineffectual.

  23. @V. K. Ovelund

    I’ve made the same point repeatedly in other venues. Thanks.

  24. @Realist

    They don’t have to be that good. A bunch of joggers in body armor, equipped with M4 rifles and empowered by government sanction for their use of force can effectively terrorize normal civilians.

    • Agree: Rosie
  25. anon[219] • Disclaimer says:

    Localism is a priori a good thing for reasons that should not need to be explicated. Ditto getting off of social media. However, this looks a lot like Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option” which is just not feasible for the vast majority of people. As we say in the real manosphere from time to time, “Do what you can, where you are, with the tools you have, to help people who deserve the help”. Don’t expect to carve out any independency.

    Look at the Mennonites and Amish. The Mennonites have communities all over the Americas, not just in Canada and the US but also Mexico and South America. In every case they are in full submission to the secular authorities, and have to deal with a constant attrition of their people into the larger culture. They exist on sufferance, and sometimes that has drawn attention.

    tl;dr
    You may not be interested in globalhomo, but be assured globalhomo is interested in you.

    • Agree: dfordoom
    • Replies: @John Johnson
  26. Realist says:
    @Cloudbuster

    They don’t have to be that good. A bunch of joggers in body armor, equipped with M4 rifles and empowered by government sanction for their use of force can effectively terrorize normal civilians.

    Not in flyover country they won’t.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
  27. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    Sadly, I’ve been waiting for over a decade for the Dollar to tank. The world knows the Dollar is trash, but it’s the trash in circulation that almost everyone depends on and it is apparently taking much longer than I anticipated for it to go to worthless.

    Agreed, I have been waiting as well. Yes, the US dollar seems to have vampire-like abilities.

    The bubbles the Fed keeps engineering may finally put an end to the Dollar Ponzi scheme, and I’ll admit that the current stock market and Bitcoin bubbles are looking for a pin, but so far it’s just up, up and away for valuations that are insane.

    But as I said, I feel that foreign countries, especially those under US sanctions and with decent gold reserves will collaborate and engineer the destruction of the dollar.

    Why won’t Deutsche Bank just drop dead?

    Like all banks, it is under governmental protection.

    No one should join a collection of professional murderers and malingerers.

    Yes, it is a stupid thing to do.

    • Agree: RoatanBill
  28. @Realist

    That’s under conditions of active revolt. I have no objection to going there, but that’s not where we are quite yet.

    What they do now, and will continue to do, is descend on isolated troublemakers who dare to stick their heads up with overwhelming force. It really doesn’t matter if you’re the next incarnation of Rambo if you have a city SWAT team or half the BATFE agents in three states laying siege to you. You’ll lose even if they’re incompetent because life is not like the movies.

    South African farmers are probably, by and large, far superior with their weapons to the joggers who besiege them and ambush them, but they still die, because quantity has a quality all its own.

    And how long will that “Not in flyover country it won’t” remain true if we raise a generation without any military experience?

    Owning a gun and a set of camo doesn’t make you a warrior. Our military may be pozzed, but it is still one of the best ways to get trained for combat. Little weekend warrior tactical training classes don’t pass enough people through, and you can be sure they’ll be shutting those down well before they start to make war on the people.

    • Replies: @Realist
  29. @Cloudbuster

    This is true. This explains, among other things, the real power of the police department, which in terms of actual men and armaments would be about evenly matched by the members of your local Sons of Silence motorcycle club. The police don’t have overwhelming force but they do have overwhelming legitimacy, which makes them almost invincible. Once you take on the cops, they just keep coming after you until you’re caught. They won’t back off and go home.

    Soldiers throughout history have never really been known for their competence. Shanghaied farmers’ sons, refugees from other wars, mercenaries from the dregs of society—none of these reprobates ever had any trouble killing, raping, and looting helpless populations when the power was on their side.

    This is the horror of war, not that you may die in combat, from a sniper’s bullet or an errant bomb, which is after all one of the easiest and most honorable ways to die, but that you will have your life torn apart by some drunken, ignorant lout no better than a dog, and you won’t be able to do anything about it because he represents the government and you don’t.

    • Agree: dfordoom
  30. @Almost Missouri

    Absolutely. The struggle to compete fairly is a very different game than the struggle against being assimilated, overwhelmed and crushed.

  31. Wency says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    I think you’re right, at a macro level. It was surely a good thing for the Confederacy’s chances that men such as Lee and Stonewall Jackson were experienced military officers and not just planters, that they had the chance to gain experience by invading Mexico rather than just sitting back in Virginia polishing their guns for some future rebellion. And in whatever future awaits us, it will probably be a good thing on the margin that conservatives, southerners, and Christians continue to join the armed forces.

    But the thing is that in an atomized and deracinated society, the US military is pretty good at indoctrinating its members, particularly the officer corps, and giving them a sense of purpose and belonging. Yeah, we’ve all seen that photo of those militant-looking black female cadets, but I think those who last in the armed forces still end up largely seeing soldier/marine/etc. as a primary identity, ahead of politics, religion, ethnicity, state, region, etc. Unlike Lee or Jackson, if their home state were to secede from the Union, I don’t think many of our fighting men would run off and join it. In fact, when it comes to careerists, they tend to barely associate with a particular home state. But they’d probably at least be a bit more inclined to show mercy to their old home and to try to persuade their fellows to do the same.

    That said, it would be better still if the US military could just be massively downsized, reduced to something more like the peacetime skeleton crew of basically all of American history prior to the 1940s. Secession is largely impossible because the US military is incredibly powerful, internally cohesive, not favorable towards talk of secession, and basically inclined to always follow the powers that be.

    Also, while other fools might choose to join, I can’t see advocating it for my own progeny, or to anyone who asks my advice. Not only is it personally disadvantageous at a practical level, but I can’t, as a Christian, morally justify volunteering to go to other countries to kill people with whom I have no quarrel, merely because a politician tells me to. The politicians have rightfully lost our trust in their ability to use America’s power responsibly and justifiably.

    My advice for conservative young people looking at the military is to consider law enforcement instead, or possibly even the Coast Guard as a sort of hybrid. When push comes to shove, we benefit just as much from having good people in law enforcement, with the added benefit that a lot of the work that law enforcement does is still good and needed.

    • Agree: Mark G.
  32. botazefa says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    Does any reader know a superior or more trustworthy alternative to DuckDuckGo?

    Bing!

    Seriously, though, I’ve been using Duck for years and it seems to work well enough. I’m also contemplating ditching gmail, but given that my multiple accounts tied to my email, I’m dreading it. But it has to be done.

    At this point I’d ditch my cell phone, but I need it for multi-factor authentication at work. Funny how they’ve made cell phones mandatory.

    LinkedIn is really hard to avoid. It seems impossible nowadays to get a job in my field without it. And Microsoft owns LinkedIn. No conflict of interest there apparently.

    IPVanish VPN is running a $39/year special right now. With one login, one price, you can have VPN protection on all your platforms.

    • Thanks: V. K. Ovelund
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    , @Dissident
  33. Realist says:
    @Cloudbuster

    I have no objection to going there, but that’s not where we are quite yet.

    Yes, but I believe we will be if the ninety percent every wakes up.

    What they do now, and will continue to do, is descend on isolated troublemakers who dare to stick their heads up with overwhelming force.

    Insurrection should never be directed at the enforcers…but at those in charge. Only an idiot would directly confront an organized, armed group. Guerrilla tactics are the way to go. The planning and execution of actions for guerrilla groups need to be accomplished by those with intellect and a cool head…not haphazardly in anger.

    And how long will that “Not in flyover country it won’t” remain true if we raise a generation without any military experience?

    I do not expect this to take a generation to happen.

    Our military may be pozzed, but it is still one of the best ways to get trained for combat.

    Again, I am not talking about combat, I am talking about guerrilla tactics.

    I notice you have no solution to the situation…you just piss and moan about any suggestions. You may grab your socks if you like, but I hope there will be enough with brains and balls to put an end to this bullshit. I am past my mid-seventies…I lived at the zenith of this country’s existence. The younger people can do as they please…they can’t take away what I have accomplished or experienced in life.

  34. @Mark G.

    I agree with both of what you and Bill said. However, he’s not right about it being too late to move to a place with demographics that you’re more comfortable with. I did that 3 years ago and although I made a major negative trade on weather, I much prefer the people I am around (next door to you).

    But, it’s REALLY important to say that people need to wake the hell up about how dire the situation is. Even in a conservative state like Indiana, the Marxists will soon enough slide a Dem Governor in there via electronic voting fraud like they did in KY in 2019. Did you know that? They also did it in NC in 2016 and in both places had the media narratives lined-up to support “why” a Dem ousted an incumbent Rep Gov in conservative states. And people parrot those exact “reasons” like the dumb morons they are because that’s what the news said.

    I am normally a fight-back type but, the country is now triangulated. The majority of key political seats in states and Congress, the judiciary and law enforcement are controlled by Marxist sympathizers or being blackmailed by them. It is NOT NEW but, is almost complete. Sorry to be a heavy but that is reality and it will soon become clear to anyone who has not yet computed it. Watch what comes out of DC with the Marxists controlling Congress and the WH – it will be hideous (already is, have you heard them this week?)

    Imo, the right things to do now are to figure out how to survive it. America is Russia 1916.

    • Replies: @Dissident
  35. You’re spot on. When I was a young idealist I served in the army as an infantryman, fighting house to house pointlessly in Iraq. Maybe I was away from civilization for too long because when I got back and got out of the army, everything felt different.

    I wouldn’t have my kids serve in our “nations” military anymore. Even state national guard would probably be an overreach. I’ll fight for my neighborhood and my home now but nothing more

    • Thanks: Audacious Epigone
  36. @Realist

    I notice you have no solution to the situation…you just piss and moan about any suggestions.

    That’s a complete mischaracterization. You said don’t join the military. I said military training is still valuable.

    • Replies: @Realist
  37. @obwandiyag

    Yes, who can forget in the 1960s when our overlord’s invented the concept of ethnic/communal/religious identity, nobody ever cared about those things before then. Pro-local identity politics which the feds work tirelessly to undermine and destroy at home and abroad in favor of centralization are exactly the same as the globo-homo BLM movement which they tirelessly work to advance, no difference at all.

  38. @V. K. Ovelund

    you would not like it when all the young troops of color got around to putting their jackboots on your neck.

    I’m with Realist, and there’s another reason to stay out of the military:  when TSHTF, your skin will be your uniform.  The POC are inept, and when up against partisans fighting for their homes and families, they will not return to base unless they flee.

  39. Stealth says:
    @Mark G.

    Umm, most of those newcomers to Indiana are probably white Democrats looking to turn yet another red state blue. You don’t want them moving in, as they see themselves as soldiers on a mission to colonize your territory. Some of them don’t know that the Democrats transformed their home states into rotten shit holes. Others do know, and a subset of that cohort probably enjoy the idea of wrecking your home. Still others will be conservatives who turn on you after they begin to feel alienated by cultural differences.

  40. Excellent AE. Thank you.

  41. Mark G. says:
    @Realist

    A military of POC would be totally ineffectual.

    Yes, you are right. I work with military computer systems involved with paying military members and the vendors. All these systems are primarily designed, operated and repaired by whites along with a few Asians. When something goes wrong, all you need to do is look and see who runs to who for help.

    What would happen if military member paychecks weren’t automatically deposited electronically into their bank accounts because of computer system problems due to desertion of the whites who keep them running? Not many POC military members would stick around. If they did, the lights and heat would be going off in the buildings on the military bases as those bills aren’t paid and they would be sitting in the cold and the dark. I’ve already seen that almost happen in the last ten years as it becomes harder and harder to find competent people to design workable computer systems and operate them. It took me and lots of others staying late at night to avert that the last time that almost happened.

    If this is true about computerized pay and accounting systems it would also be true about all the high tech weaponry the military uses. Affirmative action is already driving competent whites out of the military and if they realize they are working for a government actively hostile to whites even more will leave. POC on their own against whites would be like the Zulus versus the British.

    • Thanks: Realist
    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  42. Realist says:
    @Cloudbuster

    That’s a complete mischaracterization. You said don’t join the military. I said military training is still valuable.

    Oh no, it is not a mischaracterization. You said a lot more than that. In all your pissing and moaning you still have not provided a solution to the horrible situation this country is in.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    , @dfordoom
  43. @Realist

    I was unaware that was a requirement of the conversation. It wasn’t the topic of my post. I am under no obligation to write about what you want me to write about.

    • Replies: @Realist
  44. @Mark G.

    POC on their own against whites would be like the Zulus versus the British.

    I see that you have never served in uniform or read Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. It does not work like that.

    The British had a state. They had officers under legitimate authority. You and I don’t.

    A clear concept of the coördinated destructive power of even a single infantry platoon with aggressive rules of engagement, coupled with an understanding of how many infantry platoons the United States has, not to mention tanks, planes, satellites, and so forth, would put a quick end to your musings. This is not a movie. It’s real.

    The storming of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday was glorious in a way, but it caught authorities by surprise. It will not recur. There are literally 1000 police departments in the United States with sufficient muscle that any one of them could have dominated Wednesday’s crowd if the department had been prepared and on the scene.

    What might give the authorities some trouble is a generally diffused spirit of resistance and public unrest, which is what the Left seems determined to provoke; but coördinated attacks by citizens whose leaders lack state-conferred legitimacy can achieve either of only two things: comic failure; or tragic failure. The only likely result is corpses of slain citizens in a heap.

    The Left is in power now. They will find power harder to wield than they expect or like. Wait, and watch them fail.

    • Agree: dfordoom
  45. MBlanc46 says:

    You got it in one. Separation.

  46. anon[366] • Disclaimer says:

    Well said, AE, and I always enjoy reading the comments when this topic comes up. This piece on home-rule came through the TL I glance at every so often — it’s sloppy but worth a read:
    https://www.reckonin.com/ted-ehmann/secession-and-sanctuary-a-call-to-action

    There are ballot initiatives and referendums to organize, coupled with piecemeal nullification, including tax revolts and guerilla tactics. What an interesting time it will be!

    • Thanks: Audacious Epigone
  47. @Realist

    The sooner they go, the better.

    • Replies: @Realist
  48. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Realist

    In all your pissing and moaning you still have not provided a solution to the horrible situation this country is in.

    The big problem you have is that for most people the situation is not all that horrible. Most people are still getting by reasonably comfortably. They see no reason whatsoever to throw away what they have for quixotic dreams like revolution or secession.

    And for a very large number of people, including a very large number of white people, the current situation is very favourable indeed. The upper middle classes are making out like bandits. The last thing they want is revolution or secession.

    For most people things won’t change very much under Biden. The cultural revolution will continue, but it was not only continuing but accelerating under Trump. And most people don’t give a damn. There will be stupid evil futile wars but there have been stupid evil futile wars under every president going back now for decades. And most people don’t give a damn.

    As long as people have jobs and there’s food on the table and shiny consumer goods to buy, as long as there are dumb movies to watch and social media to stroke their egos, as long as there’s sport to watch, and celebrity gossip to keep up with, they are not going to risk what they have for pipe dreams.

    You might hate what modern society has become. I dislike it as well. But most people are not bothered by it. They’re not watching the same movie we’re watching.

  49. Talha says:
    @dfordoom

    I gotta agree here. It’s bad for many but not as bad nor for as many as we may think. Now this may well change if there is a huge financial crash or something, but for now the fecal matter has not yet hit the fan and the people seem to have adjusted to the malodorous fumes that are blowing their way…human beings are resilient that way (a good friend of mine applied once for a job at a primate research facility, he said he wanted to heave due to the smell in the air, but his interviewer was sitting and eating his lunch unflinchingly).

    Being banned on Twitter doesn’t seem to be something most people want to march in the streets over. Go figure.

    Peace.

    • Agree: iffen
    • Replies: @iffen
  50. Talha says:
    @dfordoom

    Reminds me of this actually…

    Peace.

  51. iffen says:
    @Talha

    Being banned on Twitter doesn’t seem to be something most people want to march in the streets over. Go figure.

    I wanted a revolution/counter-revolution, but all I got was a comment section at an alternative website.

    • LOL: Talha, dfordoom
    • Replies: @Talha
    , @dfordoom
  52. @botazefa

    In honesty, DDG has effectively banned my personal blog.  I do not know why, but it is NOT trustworthy.  Bing is MORE trustworthy, ironicworthty.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  53. @Mr. Rational

    Speaking of DuckDuckGo (DDG), an alternative to Google:

    … DDG has effectively banned my personal blog. I do not know why….

    Details would interest me. What has happened to your blog’s listing?

    [MORE]

    I believe you, yet I have been using DDG as my default search engine for a year or two (it’s less effective than Google, but I use it, anyway). This would be the first time I have heard of, or noticed, DDG’s deranking anything.

    I have just tried to search DDG for “the right stuff tds ftn”.

    (a) DDG immediately highlights the correct (that is, politically incorrect) target in a box on the right side of the screen.

    (b) Bing by contrast reports the wrong page on the right site as hit no. 9.

    (c) Despite backhandedly acknowledging The Right Stuff’s significance by indexing several other sites that talk about it, Google buries the target itself as hit no. 33.

    I do not defend DDG, but merely explain why your facts would interest me.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  54. Talha says:
    @iffen

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Talha
  55. Talha says:
    @Talha

    Also:

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  56. @Realist

    A military of POC would be totally ineffectual.

    “When Sarge screamed ‘get down’, all the colored guys started dancing!”

    • LOL: Realist
  57. @obwandiyag

    Yes, sleep my pretty.

    Don’t think about family but of class. You are not a part of a people, an extended family, that you understand and feel comfortable with in a way you never could with strangers. Of course not, your family is your class. Your children no more connected to you than the children of Mexican in East L.A. or the black in Bronx. We are all of the same class, therefore, we are all the same family.

    Has it ever dawned you, Oingo Boingo, that perhaps both class and family matter? That I first protect my family and then work out problems within that family?

    What would it matter if Whites overthrew their oligarchs, only to be ruled over other races?

    • Replies: @anon
  58. Realist says:
    @Cloudbuster

    And for the third time…In all your pissing and moaning you still have not provided a solution to the horrible situation this country is in.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  59. @Almost Missouri

    Plan from there.

    All you say is true, but, remember, TPTB are at the peak of their powers right now. They’ve now secured the presidency forever and thus have control of Deep State and the Supreme Court. They also inherit a functioning system.

    But that won’t last. They are very good at taking power, not so great as running the show. They will soon start to push Whites hard. They will also staff their institutions with either incompetent POC or worthless ideologue Whites. The Stasis was so effective because it was run by German men with lots of German neighborhood spies.

    Now is the time to start finding other dissidents in the real world. But be very careful. Time is our friend in many ways. Bring in dissidents slowly, like a biker gang works. Meet their family. Go to their house. See them at work.

    Build communities that can slowly fill the gaps in order than will come as TPTB run the system into the ground. Think Western Europe as the Roman Empire started to fail. It didn’t happen overnight. Roman typically just got less and less effective, allowing local tribes to take over more and more of the governance.

    Oh, and we might all do some reading about the Troubles in Ireland.

    • Agree: Mark G.
  60. @Realist

    There is no solution, Realist. Decline must come to a nation as old age follows youth in a man. The American century is over and it will not return.

    The only path forward, for anyone who still has significance to his life and is not merely a puppet in the theater of decline, is to cease to identify with the country any longer. Believe in God and love your neighbor. Everything else is pointless.

  61. anonymous[331] • Disclaimer says:

    Very wise post. The paideia of the American peoples has to include the legal requisites for sovereignty and the case law governing independence. That’s because without sovereignty you’ll get no recognition. No recognition, no independence. If a candidate for local office isn’t conversant with this law, he’s not qualified to run for dogcatcher.

    The requisites for sovereignty are accession to three instruments, at a minimum: the UN Charter, the International Bill of Human Rights, and the Rome Statute. The best synthesis of the law on independence is the ICJ opinion ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW OF THE UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN RESPECT OF KOSOVO. The continuity of obligations principle is also crucial.

    The Rome Statute makes your successor state a no-go zone for US war criminals. It keeps your government out of trouble. With it you’ll be shit through a goose, the US will barf you out. The UN Charter keeps the US war machine from farming you for cannon fodder. The International Bill of Human Rights beats hell out of your half-assed, bowdlerized, obsolete, revoked fake civil rights. You’ll finally get what grown-up countries have.

    This is the way it works now. Don’t worry, it works good. Shithole countries go off the rails all the time, and the world knows what to do.

  62. Forget the national, focus on the local.

    Will never work. I usually agree with you AE but not on this one.

    Liberals never sleep.

    Rural White communities bother them as they make a mockery of everything the left stands for.

    Liberals deeply resent that they have to come up with new theories and programs to fix in Black areas what naturally existed in White areas over 100 years ago.

    This is especially true in education. Liberals have to invent all kinds of theories and reasons why their new fangled program didn’t result in equal standards to some tiny Utah county. This is especially hard for liberals since they *want to believe* that the Utah county is backwards and could never compete with metropolitan areas managed by liberals.

    If they got rid of White communities they wouldn’t have to deal with this aspect of reality. Make America third world and then they don’t have to live in the shadow of White areas. It allows them to argue that education and crime problems exist everywhere and require their management.

    So there will be a national battle until this is resolved. America either goes third world or accepts race.

  63. anon[425] • Disclaimer says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Oingo Boingo,

    Hey! Obwindybag is nothing at all like any 80’s / 90’s band, especially Oingo Boingo!

  64. @V. K. Ovelund

    This is not a movie. It’s real.

    The storming of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday was glorious in a way, but it caught authorities by surprise. It will not recur.

    I’m not getting your point. First you say that organized military power is the only route to power (right) then you praise that crap farcical jamboree in the Capitol Building (which turned very tragic very fast – I’m sorry for poor Ashli, but she shouldna been there)?

    I’m puzzled.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  65. @dfordoom

    The big problem you have is that for most people the situation is not all that horrible. Most people are still getting by reasonably comfortably. They see no reason whatsoever to throw away what they have for quixotic dreams like revolution or secession.

    And for a very large number of people, including a very large number of white people, the current situation is very favourable indeed. The upper middle classes are making out like bandits. The last thing they want is revolution or secession.

    Most of the suburban middle class is content. Sure I’ll grant that.

    But most rural Whites are getting the squeeze. Republicans expect them to go without health care if needed even if they are working 2-3 jobs. Democrats are better about health care for the working poor but support flooding the country with third worlders. So they really have no one fighting for them.

    I would also say there is growing discontent with the system across all lines. I know someone who is wealthy that is furious with the election. He is rightly concerned that the Democrats are going to go on a spending spree to cover every feely-good desire and then inflate the dollar along with interest rates.

    I also see a public vs private divide. If the government cuts your check then your are more likely to support all the BS they push on the public. But for people that work with the results of government programs there is a strong desire for change in the system. It’s not government that is the problem, the problem is fuzzy headed liberalism applied to what should be evidence-based government policy. Anyone working the frontlines and not getting a check from Uncle Sam would welcome a major change in politics.

    • Agree: iffen
    • Replies: @dfordoom
  66. @V. K. Ovelund

    What has happened to your blog’s listing?

    It simply doesn’t show up.  Plug the same terms into Bing, it’s on top.

    • Thanks: V. K. Ovelund
  67. neutral says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    You would starve

    I am not American, I just want specifically Americans to starve and suffer. The sooner this abominable entity dies, the better for everyone else.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  68. @anon

    Look at the Mennonites and Amish. The Mennonites have communities all over the Americas, not just in Canada and the US but also Mexico and South America. In every case they are in full submission to the secular authorities, and have to deal with a constant attrition of their people into the larger culture. They exist on sufferance, and sometimes that has drawn attention.

    Yes the left will allow Whites to exist as long as they adopt an 18th century lifestyle.

    Reminds me of the primitives that are allowed to exist in Brave New World.

    But eventually the left would turn on them as well just as Stalin did with the Kulaks. The left would decide that Mennonites have too much land because of White privilege or some other excuse and take or tax it.

    As bad as things are they were much worse for Eastern Europeans after the Russian Revolution.

    Your local NKVD agent could have you sent off for any reason. You could be too unequal or you could just have a pretty wife that the agent wants. The NKVD agents would play power games with people for petty and vain reasons. Same thing happened all the time with the Stasi. A good example of this can be seen the German film The Lives of Others.

    So try to stay positive and optimistic. The left has spent billions on intellectual theories and the typical leftist can’t even last 5 minutes here without resorting to name calling. We are fighting the second wave of Marxism and if it is defeated then it will be the last. If we could return to the open study of human biology then they will be done.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
  69. @dfordoom

    I dunno. Man doesn’t live by bread alone. (He doesn’t live without it either, I grant.) What about feeling a stranger in your own country?

    Go local, says AE… fine.

    I live in a nice suburb and I’ve gotten through Covid remotely & nicely. When the schools get back in gear, and they will, and a trannie wants to run on my daughter’s track team – what then? Is everything still OK?

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  70. Your county commissioners have that power.

    Really? What if the Feds decide to dump a few thou Somalis in your county?

  71. @neutral

    I am not American, I just want specifically Americans to starve and suffer. The sooner this abominable entity dies, the better for everyone else.

    Should start today on principle and refuse to use anything created in America.

    So go ahead and turn your computer off.

  72. @V. K. Ovelund

    I am afraid the end for the US will not come from within but from without. As a state, the US has a great strength in the Atlantic and Pacific moats protecting it. Nevertheless, it can fail overseas and be forced to concede territories, agree to conditions, withdraw from bases, etc. And without the ability to project power overseas, the domestic situation will deteriorate. This is what we probably have to wait for, in both hope and fear.

  73. dfordoom says: • Website
    @iffen

    I wanted a revolution/counter-revolution, but all I got was a comment section at an alternative website.

    But it’s actually better. Out there in the real world Joe Biden is president and the right-wing revolution was an embarrassing fiasco. But here in the fantasy world of UR the imaginary revolution is going to be awesome.

    In UR Fantasyland millions of patriots are grabbing their AR-15s right now.

    Also in UR Fantasyland the bad guys are going to suddenly become reasonable and hand over half the country to the good guys and they’re going to let the good guys have their own country and they’re totally not going to be nasty about it and drop bombs on the new Red Republic of Patriotic America. Both sides will live side-by-side in peace and harmony and when citizens of the Red Republic and the Blue Republic meet they’re going to hug each other and forget all their differences.

    The Red Republic will instantly transform itself into the America of the 1950s. Leave It to Beaver will be revived and will be a big hit all over again. Everybody will get married and have lots of patriotic babies. Detroit will start making cars with tail-fins again. Young people will stop taking drugs and start drinking soda-pop. There’ll be no more commies and men will be men and women will be women. Everyone will be white. There’ll be no liberals. Trump will be president forever, with a 95% approval rating. Churches will be overflowing.

    When you can have fantasies like that who wants reality?

    • LOL: Talha
    • Replies: @Talha
    , @iffen
  74. There is no hope for traditional Americans to reclaim control of the country.

    What is your ethnic background, AE?

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  75. Rosie says:

    Audi, OT, but of interest:

    https://finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/housing-real-estate-market-prices-grant-cardone-undercover-billionaire-211441245.html

    Still no luck on the vacation house hunt. We would be fine renting, but Mr. Rosie’s job doesn’t really allow for advanced bookings. He doesn’t know when he will be available for a family getaway.

    Building is out, because restrictive covenants rule out small homes, let alone a tiny house, which is what I really want. On principle, I’m not gonna build a house bigger than my primary residence.

    This sh!t seems deliberate sometimes.

    • Replies: @Rattus Norwegius
  76. dfordoom says: • Website
    @John Johnson

    Anyone working the frontlines and not getting a check from Uncle Sam would welcome a major change in politics.

    Sure. But do they want change badly enough to be prepared to die for it? Or lose everything they have now – their homes, their families, their jobs, any prospect of future employment? Do they want change badly enough to put their families at risk? Do they want change badly enough to risk spending the rest of their live in Guantanomo Bay?

    And do they have any clear idea of what kind of change they want? I’m talking about coherent plans.

    To go from vague dissatisfaction with the current system to a situation where people are prepared to risk prison (or worse) in order to overthrow that system is a very very big step.

    The other big big problem is that the tiny handful of people who are zealous enough to take those risks tend to be out-and-crazies or dangerously unhinged fanatics who just want to smash stuff.

    • Replies: @John Johnson
  77. Talha says:
    @dfordoom

    And you totally won’t be sent to HR for coming into work sporting one of these…

    Peace.

  78. nebulafox says:
    @Talha

    If people thought that far down the road, in terms of precedents set, the notion of a “domestic war on terror” would never be heard of.

    • Replies: @Talha
  79. @dfordoom

    Sure. But do they want change badly enough to be prepared to die for it? Or lose everything they have now – their homes, their families, their jobs, any prospect of future employment? Do they want change badly enough to put their families at risk? Do they want change badly enough to risk spending the rest of their live in Guantanomo Bay?

    I’m not suggesting violent revolution. Violence won’t work against the current establishment.

    But I do think there is growing discontent that could be directed towards a new party or movement.

    And do they have any clear idea of what kind of change they want? I’m talking about coherent plans.

    There is a common desire to see an end to continued assistance to the irresponsible without accountability. That alone would do far more than anything our two parties have planned.

    But more importantly it’s job of the leaders to develop the plans based on the discontent of the people. The vast majority of people don’t have time or experience to even think about any of this.

    The other big big problem is that the tiny handful of people who are zealous enough to take those risks tend to be out-and-crazies or dangerously unhinged fanatics who just want to smash stuff.

    This is the other problem with encouraging violence. The crazies hit the irrelevant targets and the entire endeavor just plays to the left. What we have is an information war and the liberal establishment (including Con Inc) gets to write the headlines. Any type of violence is more likely to serve them.

    It was amusing to see the establishment worried but storming the capitol really didn’t undermine the system in any tangible way.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  80. nebulafox says:
    @JL

    >The situation at the moment feels pretty hopeless.

    Off the top of my head…

    Break bread with friends and family. Revive human bonds, preferably in person. Don’t give into atomization. Sacrifice for each other. Make those bonds tighter than the abstract, impersonal forces attempting to claim totality over us ever can be.

    On a more macro scale, become a nation that produces and builds stuff rather than prizing knowing how to get the resident authority force to take your side. Less associative mating and friendship. Force transparency and political control over the bureaucracy. Thoroughly purge both our political parties. Institute one set of legal standards for everybody, the powerful included. Ensure that private entities cannot interfere with the 1st Amendment. Policies on free trade, immigration, employment and taxes that prioritize the interests of average Americans more over those of our elites. De-oligarchization. No more stupid wars. Etc, etc.

    I don’t claim this as an authoritative solution. But I’m willing to wager that this is better than anything than our ruling elite-economic, media, bureaucratic, or political-has to suggest right now.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
  81. Talha says:
    @nebulafox

    Good point.

    And this – “ Off the top of my head…” … was sound advice.

    Peace.

  82. dfordoom says: • Website
    @John Johnson

    But more importantly it’s job of the leaders to develop the plans based on the discontent of the people. The vast majority of people don’t have time or experience to even think about any of this.

    Which is why they’ll fall for someone like Trump every time. They’ll fall for someone who makes big promises. That’s what democracy is all about – exploiting the gullibility of ordinary people who desperately want to believe in saviour figures like Trump.

    It’s not the fault of ordinary people. The world is just too complex for any ordinary person to fully comprehend. There are no simple solutions. But people want simple solutions and they will keep falling for frauds who promise simple solutions. People don’t want to be told that problems are complex and will require difficult complex solutions. They want simple slogans. “Peace, Land and Bread.” “Make America Great Again.”

    It was amusing to see the establishment worried but storming the capitol really didn’t undermine the system in any tangible way.

    It will probably have the effect of considerably strengthening the system. And storming the Capitol was the death knell for the MAGA cult. It was the MAGA cult’s Jonestown moment. They drank the Trump Kool-Aid and then destroyed their own movement.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  83. Which is why they’ll fall for someone like Trump every time. They’ll fall for someone who makes big promises. That’s what democracy is all about – exploiting the gullibility of ordinary people who desperately want to believe in savior figures like Trump.

    But who were they supposed to vote for?

    I don’t think you can describe Trump voters as gullible when the opposition was terrible.

    The problem is not with the people but the GOP. The typical GOP politician can’t even explain what the GOP stands for.

    Trump came in and ruined the GOP party but that was deserved. The voters were right to embrace Trump over yet another boring Con Inc do nothing Republican that probably would have lost anyways. Cruz didn’t even look like he wanted to win.

    As for promises all Trump had to do was stick to one promise which was fix the ACA and not try to kill it along with pre-existing conditions protection. That’s all he had to do to get re-elected. But he made the mistake of listening to DC Republicans who foolishly want to get rid of it. They don’t realize how many of their own supporters depend on the ACA.

    Trump was the rational choice in both elections for anyone that opposes turning the US into a third world country. It’s too bad be squandered his opportunity to really build support among people that are tired of the two party system.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  84. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Paperback Writer

    I live in a nice suburb and I’ve gotten through Covid remotely & nicely. When the schools get back in gear, and they will, and a trannie wants to run on my daughter’s track team – what then? Is everything still OK?

    Of course things are not OK. They haven’t been OK for quite some time. But how many people are prepared to put everything they have now at risk to stop trannies from running on your daughter’s track team? Would you be prepared to risk losing your job, losing your house, losing your family, maybe going to prison, to stop stuff like that?

    At this point in time I think that very very few people would be willing to take such risks.

    It will be interesting to see what happens to those arrested for storming the Capitol. Will they get lengthy prison sentences? Will the authorities decide to make an example of them? Will they lose their jobs? Will they ever again have a chance of decent employment? Will they ever be allowed social media access?

    A TV series that is worth watching is 1990, an extremely interesting 1977 British series. In that series dissidents have their citizenship privileges revoked which not only means they never get to work again, they can’t get housing or medical care. They end up living on the streets, living out of garbage cans. That may well be a foretaste of the future. Being cancelled in the future could mean more than just being banned from social media.

    • Replies: @Paperback Writer
  85. dfordoom says: • Website
    @John Johnson

    But who were they supposed to vote for?

    Look, I sympathise with people who wanted to believe Trump was going to be a political saviour. But politics in liberal democracies is corrupt all the way through. The voters always get betrayed, because that’s what democracy is all about.

    The democratic system exists in order to prevent ordinary people from having any power. It is a system that was always intended to make sure that power remained in the hands of the Right Sort Of People.

    From the point of view of all politicians (and all those who hold actual power) the inherent corruption of politics is a feature, not a bug. The purpose of the political system of democracy is to keep the people powerless.

  86. Jay Fink says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    I did an experiment where I searched for politically incorrect websites and topics. I compared Google, Duck Duck Go and a few others. Not surprisingly Google was by far the worst, no other search engine came close to their level of censorship.

    I completely made the switch today from google to duck. Not only my search engine but I also switched my browser from chrome to duck duck go.

  87. iffen says:
    @dfordoom

    the right-wing revolution was an embarrassing fiasco.

    There was no right-wing revolution. I am pretty sure that you and I live on different planets.

    I want a political and electoral revolution against the 1%; few are interested. In the public sphere, some useful idiots and opportunists sometimes mention it

    I want a counter-revolution against the irrational, anti-scholarship, totalitarian SJW mob. It was bad enough when the Critical Theory mumbo-jumbo was rampant in academia, but now that virus has escaped from there and spread to the general populace.

    Maybe President Bidenburg will save us when they come to finish us off. After all, he did stand by his life-long prolife views. Oh, wait …

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  88. @Paperback Writer

    I’m not getting your point. First you say that organized military power is the only route to power (right) then you praise that crap farcical jamboree in the Capitol Building (which turned very tragic very fast – I’m sorry for poor Ashli, but she shouldna been there)?

    One can honor the spirit of a generous act without commending its imprudence.

    However, there is a more important point. Had any of the Capitol stormers asked my advice, I would have advised him against storming the Capitol; but if we ethnic Americans ever grew so timid that no provocation could boil our blood hot enough to storm the Capitol, then we should be fit only for chains.

    The occasional imprudent boiling of hot blood is an indispensable sign of a people’s moral health, as the great Patrick Henry so eloquently knew. When Congress has so persistently indulged itself in contempt for middle-American Deplorables, who is to blame for the storming of the Capitol?

    I say, Congress is to blame.

    I am middle-aged now. My blood is cool. At age 18, I believe that I would have gone in with the rioters.

    As far as I know, the spirit of the Capitol Hill Riot of 2021 was worthy of the spirit of the Boston Tea Party of 1773. On Jan. 6, a few Americans in Washington, D.C., acquitted themselves in the eyes of their ancestors. The rioters will and should be punished, but I cannot fail to acknowledge the fundamental greatness of their disorderly act.

  89. @dfordoom

    You ought to have a wider audience. This is great stuff:

    Look, I sympathise with people who wanted to believe Trump was going to be a political saviour. But politics in liberal democracies is corrupt all the way through. The voters always get betrayed, because that’s what democracy is all about.

    The democratic system exists in order to prevent ordinary people from having any power. It is a system that was always intended to make sure that power remained in the hands of the Right Sort Of People.

    From the point of view of all politicians (and all those who hold actual power) the inherent corruption of politics is a feature, not a bug. The purpose of the political system of democracy is to keep the people powerless.

    I refuse to quibble over whether what you write is literally true, because even if it isn’t quite, it exposes a wise point.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  90. @V. K. Ovelund

    In UR Fantasyland millions of patriots are grabbing their AR-15s right now….

    And this one is even better. Your keyboard is hot today.

    In a just world, you would be well paid to write like this. Bravo.

  91. dfordoom says: • Website
    @iffen

    the right-wing revolution was an embarrassing fiasco.

    There was no right-wing revolution.

    That was my point. The MAGA cultists thought they were participating in a revolution. They were actually participating in a farce.

  92. @dfordoom

    Look, I sympathise with people who wanted to believe Trump was going to be a political saviour. But politics in liberal democracies is corrupt all the way through. The voters always get betrayed, because that’s what democracy is all about.

    Most voters didn’t think he was some type of savior.

    If anything he was more of a middle finger to the establishment. It was a mystery to most voters as to whether or not he would govern like most politicians. But that was an understandable gamble given the alternatives. The Trump tribalists are really a minority. Most Trump voters don’t wear the MAGA hats nor did they expect a 200′ high concrete wall that spans the Rio.

    The democratic system exists in order to prevent ordinary people from having any power. It is a system that was always intended to make sure that power remained in the hands of the Right Sort Of People.

    Trump didn’t use the power he gained to govern from more of a populist position.

    So you can’t blame everything on the system.

    The purpose of the political system of democracy is to keep the people powerless.

    If anything Trump showed that there are huge gaps in the system. The entire establishment tried to take him down and they only got lucky through the virus. Before the virus the Democrats were talking about 2024 and who should be the fall guy.

    The system is entirely crackable. The bigger problem is that most people in politics have relented and picked a side. Stubborn men like Trump show that the gatekeepers are not as strong as they appear.

  93. @V. K. Ovelund

    OK, thanks for clearing that up. That’s what exchanges are for.

    Most of the mob weren’t 18. Ashli was 35. She was in debt, a serial follower of conspiracies, adored Trump, and clearly unbalanced. She was a fool and a dupe. A way better person than George Floyd, who is now deified. But let’s not turn her into a martyr.

    Anyone who thinks this stunt was smart should have been there instead of Ashli. Why do they let women do their work?

  94. @dfordoom

    I went back to check the wording of the comment I was responding to. You wrote:

    The big problem you have is that for most people the situation is not all that horrible. Most people are still getting by reasonably comfortably. They see no reason whatsoever to throw away what they have for quixotic dreams like revolution or secession.

    I tend to read literally. Yes, I realize this is just a comment section, but still, you should write more carefully. Let me change the first sentence:

    The big problem is that most people think the situation is not all that horrible.

    Which you concede, here:

    Of course things are not OK. They haven’t been OK for quite some time.

    I’m not trying to show you up or bicker with you. There’s quite enough of that on Sailer’s increasingly unhinged blog. Just trying to come to some understanding with one of the few commenters who seems to have kept their head on straight.

    As to the rest of your comment, I totally agree. When people can get by, they will. They’ll put their heads down and focus on the good, and on their immediate concerns. And we shouldn’t criticize that. (See last paragraph.)

    I’m damned angry. I sympathize with the anger of the mob that trespassed the Capitol Building. I agree that the election was compromised (but not “stolen”) and it’s too long to go into here. There’s a Twitter thread that goes into the nature of the steal that I’ll try to find, if you’re interested.

    But the fact remains that what they did was both a crime AND a blunder. It was no insurrection. It was shit, that’s all. But as I said on Sailer, it’s all good: the populist movement is shedding its crazies. They are being pushed into the sunlight, while smart people are staying cool and forming workable plans. Just because you keep your mouth shut & your head on straight doesn’t mean you’re a chump.

    Finally, it’s nice to find a rational person hereabouts. AE’s blog attracts them.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    , @JL
  95. There seem to be two basic points to this post.

    The localism part was perceptive and illuminating.

    The proposed solution was a cry in the dark.

    I’ve resolved this by concluding this: as always, choose your battles. Fight like hell for what you believe in but make sure you’re on solid ground. Mobbing Congress was insanity.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  96. @Paperback Writer

    There’s a Twitter thread that goes into the nature of the steal that I’ll try to find, if you’re interested.

    If and when you find time to look it up, I am interested.

  97. I’m glad you prompted me to look it up. Here it is. Read the whole thing, as they say. It’s a handy compendium of all the laws broken during the entire election. THIS is what people should be focusing on, not Dominion.

    • Thanks: V. K. Ovelund, Talha
  98. @Rosie

    How often do you imagine that your vacation home will be used? Vacation homes are a very popular among Norwegians. Despite this 1 in 10 does not use their cabin. Those who do use their cabin, does so for only two weeks on average.
    https://www.nrk.no/norge/en-av-ti-bruker-ikke-hytta-1.655860

    • Replies: @Rosie
  99. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Paperback Writer

    The proposed solution was a cry in the dark.

    I agree.

    I’ve resolved this by concluding this: as always, choose your battles. Fight like hell for what you believe in but make sure you’re on solid ground. Mobbing Congress was insanity.

    A good general only fights battles that he knows he can win. If he can’t win then he’ll do everything possible to avoid battle. It’s better to keep your army intact than to throw it away in a quest for glory.
    Fighting battles (whether they’re military or political battles) isn’t about glorious and courageous defeats. Fighting battles is about winning.

    Mobbing Congress was a battle that could only end in catastrophic defeat. It may have been the battle that destroyed the MAGA army.

    And peaceful separation seems less and less likely. When one side is entirely dominant and is winning battle after battle that side is not going to offer a compromise. After Waterloo did Wellington say to Napoleon “how about we call it a draw?”

    Nobody ever offers a compromise unless they are compelled to. Nobody ever offers a compromise when total victory seems imminent and inevitable. The problem for those hoping for peaceful separation is that they don’t even hold a pair of deuces and their opponents are holding a straight flush. And their opponents know this so there’s not even the chance of bluffing.

    If you want a compromise you have to strengthen your position to the point where your opponent fears he might lose.

    • Agree: Dissident
  100. Anonymous[173] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri

    He failed. So a bunch of us went there personally to make our displeasure known, or “petition for redress of grievances” as a quaint but apparently long obsolete document puts it.

    But that’s a fantasy. I wasn’t at the DC Chimpout, but from my interaction with believers in The Steal, they would have thrown you out had they known your views. You say ‘he failed,’ they look at you with suspicion and say ‘because of the deep state, right?’ And if you say, well, Trump himself is in part to blame, you’re out. Period. For these people, when all Redland bakers are gay-sued, all Red towns are Section 8-ed, all Housing is Affirmatively Furthered, all refugees are resettled, all bathrooms are trannied, all schoolchildren are gender neutered, all abortions are on-demanded, all guns are controlled, and all speech is policed and all pronouns are preferred, they’ll think it’s all fine so long as Trump is President and is calling America great. And if you say, not it isn’t, you’re just as much of an enemy as any blue-hair SJW.

    • Agree: Dissident, dfordoom
  101. Dissident says:
    @V. K. Ovelund

    As far as I know, the spirit of the Capitol Hill Riot of 2021 was worthy of the spirit of the Boston Tea Party of 1773.

    How many of the participants of the latter would have dressed-up in silly Halloween costumes, taken selfies, and exhibited the other antics that the individuals involved in the former did?

    The rioters will and should be punished, but I cannot fail to acknowledge the fundamental greatness of their disorderly act.

    Fundamental greatness?

    Perhaps we saw a different event, or at least saw different images and read different accounts. I saw a motley crew of overgrown children, narcissists, and various other loons and losers (including, perhaps, /some/ agent provocateurs), along with what were probably at least some sincere but clearly misguided individuals of presumably fairly low intelligence indulge in behavior that was reckless, anti-social, destructive, and never stood a chance of achieving anything worthwhile. The result? Five people dead (including at least one of the rioters); a radioactive, discrediting effect upon anyone or anything associated with “MAGA”; and a contemptuous, hostile elite only further strengthened and emboldened.

    So much WINNING! [TM]

    • Agree: dfordoom
    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  102. Dissident says:
    @The Real World

    Even in a conservative state like Indiana, the Marxists will soon enough slide a Dem Governor in there via electronic voting fraud like they did in KY in 2019.
    ………
    The majority of key political seats in states and Congress, the judiciary and law enforcement are controlled by Marxist sympathizers or being blackmailed by them.
    …….
    Watch what comes out of DC with the Marxists controlling Congress and the WH
    ….
    America is Russia 1916.

    Marxists? Russia in 1916? Really?

    Woke Capital, the military-industrial complex and the other powers-that-be must surely laugh– at the Woke/SJW social radicals who fancy themselves as Marxists or Bolsheviks while said radicals are actually doing the bidding of the capitalist pigs, surely. But also at those who mistake (as opposed to those who know better but deliberately deceive) the adolescent useful idiots for real socialists or revolutionaries.

    Or would you argue that real Marxists, Bolsheviks, Socialists or Communists would have ever had anything to do with the sick joke that is Woke?

    • Agree: dfordoom
  103. Talha says:

    DC Chimpout

    LOOOL!!!

    Peace.

  104. Dissident says:
    @botazefa

    I’m also contemplating ditching gmail,

    Remember that even without a Gmail account yourself, any email you send to one will be read and analyzed by Google. Many people seem to overlook that.

    (And as difficult as avoiding sending email to an obvious Gmail address is, I believe that even for many businesses that use an email address with their own domain, the service is actually provided by Gmail/Google.)

    VPN protection on all your platforms.

    VPNs offer distinct advantages in certain use-cases, such as when using public WiFi or another untrusted network. But to use a VPN on top of one’s home ISP merely for privacy? Why trust your data to the VPN

    [MORE]
    more than to your ISP?

    By making one more conspicuous, using a VPN may actually be worse for privacy.

    Incidentally, the same basic argument applies to Tor but with differences that go in both directions. On one hand, Tor may be more associated with criminal and unsavory activity than a commercial VPN. On the other hand, Tor is decentralized by design. On the third hand, it probably must be assumed that TLAs and all the “Five Eyes” guys can unmask a Tor user if they are determined to, but, (on the fourth hand), the expense and difficulty of doing so may be steep enough that it can be safely assumed that only a very high value target need be concerned.

    It’s been some time since I followed discussions on these matters from my recollections of when I did, my impression was that it may be one of those areas for which the maxim Those who say don’t know, and those who know don’t say. ultimately applies. This is to say nothing of what is a far more simple problem with Tor: It can be quite slow and is banned by many sites.

  105. Rosie says:
    @Rattus Norwegius

    How often do you imagine that your vacation home will be used?

    Quite a bit. I homeschool, so we could go with Mr. Rosie, or, if he’s really busy with work, we could go and get out of his hair for awhile.

    The plan was to also use it as a retirement home when the time comes.

    • Replies: @iffen
  106. iffen says:
    @Rosie

    The plan was to also use it as a retirement home when the time comes.

    The “plan” was for Boomers to be the last generation to retire, many on early retirement.

    The “plan” is for the following generations to work until they drop like the generations before the Silent and Boomer generations.

  107. @Dissident

    So much WINNING! [TM]

    If you have mistaken me for a MAGApede, you’ve got the wrong guy. I’m a simple Fascist. I switched off Trump years ago.

    President Trump has not been a bad president on the whole. He has been an improvement over Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, but Trump is a vulgar blowhard and a buffoon. I voted for him both times but am not especially sorry to see him go.

    Perhaps we saw a different event, or at least saw different images and read different accounts. I saw a motley crew of overgrown children, narcissists, and various other loons and losers (including, perhaps, /some/ agent provocateurs), along with what were probably at least some sincere but clearly misguided individuals of presumably fairly low intelligence indulge in behavior that was reckless, anti-social, destructive, and never stood a chance of achieving anything worthwhile. The result? Five people dead (including at least one of the rioters); a radioactive, discrediting effect upon anyone or anything associated with “MAGA”; and a contemptuous, hostile elite only further strengthened and emboldened.

    Recover some fighting spirit, sir! It would do you good.

    Meanwhile, there is no need for either of us to insult the patriots of the Capitol Hill Riot, who are braver than we. They will get the punishment they deserve. What they do not deserve is the scorn of their fellow citizens. Misguided? Yes, they were; but they did it for us.

  108. @dfordoom

    Notice how the Rocket Scientis contends that the biggest problem people worry about is welfare.

    This is why it is hopeless. These people are hopeless. They don’t know their heads from a hole in the ground.

  109. JL says:
    @Paperback Writer

    smart people are staying cool and forming workable plans

    Really, now, who are these smart people, what are their workable plans, and where can we find them?

    Just because you keep your mouth shut & your head on straight doesn’t mean you’re a chump.

    No, but it could also mean you are a coward.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  110. @JL

    Really, now, who are these smart people, what are their workable plans, and where can we find them?

    Here, if over age 30. Here, if under.

  111. @neutral

    They won’t tolerate peaceful separation but they will tolerate armed insurrection? Sounds like madness.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  112. @Boomthorkell

    It’s not like anyone advocating against focusing locally has anything better.

    Indeed, the general response seems to be “That’ll never work. Now let’s prepare for civil war!”

  113. @Mark G.

    Marijuana legalization is a good recent example of various states telling the feds to get bent. Without state compliance, the feds have little power to do much of anything.

  114. @Barack Obama's secret Unz account

    Let’s try it first and then we can go from there.

  115. @Realist

    The younger people can do as they please…they can’t take away what I have accomplished or experienced in life.

    But you goading them into violent action could very take away what they are able to accomplish and experience in their lives.

    With all due respect, older generations who didn’t fight when the odds were much better than they are now shouldn’t be telling younger generations to fight today.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
  116. @Audacious Epigone

    With all due respect, older generations who didn’t fight when the odds were much better than they are now shouldn’t be telling younger generations to fight today.

    This is a very good point.

  117. @Audacious Epigone

    It isn’t what they’ll tolerate.  It’s what they’ll be forced to accept.

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