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Is this an angle progressives are going to be able to sustain, or will they be plowed under by the weaponized Wokeness of the neo-liberal corporate Establishment?

It is common on the dissident right to mock ConInc for its perpetual tokenism. It’s Hispanic unemployment this, black celebrity endorsement that, but never a favorable word about middle American whites. The truth is, though, the ConInc approach is politically effective.

And it’s even more effective coming from the Democrat corporate wing. While the dissident right can mock ConInc for dressing in blackface, the progressive left can’t criticize the corporate left for doing the same. Look at how they savaged Bernie Sanders.

If the company has a rainbow-colored version of the corporate logo, a black lesbian immigrant one-percenter on the board, and gives a rounding error on the annual income statement to BLM, they can pay their warehouse workers subsistence wages in sweat houses for 35 hours per week (if they get 40 hours, we have to offer benefits!) and the progressive left is okay with it. As long as they allow transgenders in the military, the progressive left can’t object to increasing the number of wars the US is involved in from two to seven.

At least that has been the story for the last couple of decades. If a Biden/Harris administration doesn’t lead to a change in dynamic, nothing will.

 
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  1. The truth is, though, the ConInc approach is politically effective.

    Effective at what? Castrating the Conservative movement?

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  2. Sadly, the anti-war and pro-worker arguments of a Caitlin Johnstone and Mike Whitney will no longer gain traction with the Left. The Left doesn’t care about guns and butter any more. Moral outrage and sanctimony over race, and blind hatred of whites, has consumed them like a fire.
    Wokeism is a religious movement tied to a political party. We are moving toward a one-party state based on religious fervor. This beast can last a very long time in defiance of all logic and reality.
    Americans do not have experience living in a theocracy. Catilin Johnstone is underestimating what she is dealing with by trying to reason with these people. You cannot reason with people who have gone to Jonestown to drink the kool-aid.

    • Agree: Alternate History
  3. Jay Fink says:

    Movement For A People’s Party: “People are finally waking up to the reality that both major parties repeatedly use identity politics to pull on the heart strings of voters”.

    Only the well informed people are waking up. The masses don’t have a clue. Many Biden voters in particular like the identity politics and haven’t realized it has taken the place of economic populism. The only thing that could stop neoliberalism is progressives/Bernie supporters not falling into line. They consistently do so it’s most likely neoliberalism for the rest of our lives…unless the financial system collapses.

    • Replies: @Wyatt
  4. neutral says:

    The stupid party and the evil party, both are disgusting. One can try blame the corrupt sociopaths at the top for this situation, but the reality is that the vast majority of people in America support them, it is these people that are ultimately to blame for this.

    • Replies: @Realist
  5. Twinkie says:

    Those two bombers are dropping ordnance at different targets though. The former at a wedding in Pakistan, the latter at a church gathering in Kentucky.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  6. The solution lies in the laws.

    What’s needed is a look at every law and if it discriminates by referencing a human characteristic such as sex, skin color, height, weight, age, etc, it needs to be revoked. Only then will the existing laws apply to everyone equally. Once that happens, there are no special benefits for all the current dirtbags. They will still be dirtbags, but without legal protection and legal entitlements.

    Get some law student to use grep, sed, and other tools to simply find every reference as indicated and flag that law for disposal. A word processing app can do it.

    • Replies: @Realist
  7. El Dato says:

    The Trump version of the plane is of course plastered with golden Trump! stickers all over and doesn’t bomb all that much and is going in the other direction.

    In all three images, happy merchant looks on approvingly.

    If a Biden/Harris administration doesn’t lead to a change in dynamic, nothing will.

    The outside world is not an abstraction. Economic laws are not amenable to random legislative efforts. Having grifters, degenerates and unbrighters, if not epsilon-minus semi-morons on important posts is not bereft of consequences.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  8. @El Dato

    Having grifters, degenerates and unbrighters, if not epsilon-minus semi-morons on important posts is not bereft of consequences.

    Instead of having a singular Nero fiddling as Rome burns, we instead get a world-class symphony. America will indeed become that spectacular shining city on the hill.

  9. The term “subsistence wages” has become a dog whistle. Why are “subsistence wages” a bad thing? They allow you to subsist. In the US context, such as for warehouse workers and retail workers, these are are almost always jobs that are a little above minimum wage for the states the workers are in.

    My second-youngest daughter currently has such a job. Yet her life is quite nice. She can afford to pay her mortgage on her house, pay her utilities and internet bill, and do things she enjoys. Yes, she actually owns a house! How? First, she has a roommate. That’s what people with “subsistence” wages do, they room with each other. Second, the house is small, plain and in what could charitably be called a “working class” neighborhood with a large black population.

    Some people wouldn’t have been able to buy in her position, but identical homes are available for rent around her that she and her roommate could afford.

    This is what people used to call a starter job. Most of my kids have had them. They’re not generally a career, but they allow you to establish a work history, put money in your pocket and food on the table. Of course they don’t allow you to support a family and home by yourself. They’re not supposed to!

    The vast majority of workers don’t stay in these jobs very long: they’re stepping stones. Workers who want better invariably get better, if they are willing to put forth the effort.

    • LOL: iffen
  10. Realist says:
    @neutral

    The stupid party and the evil party, both are disgusting. One can try blame the corrupt sociopaths at the top for this situation, but the reality is that the vast majority of people in America support them, it is these people that are ultimately to blame for this.

    Very astute…great point.

  11. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    What’s needed is a look at every law and if it discriminates by referencing a human characteristic such as sex, skin color, height, weight, age, etc, it needs to be revoked.

    Under what authority will this be done?

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  12. A123 says:

    Trump and the New Populist GOP has started no new foreign wars and is trying to clean-up the messes left by prior administrations.

    — The new DoD leadership is near certain to achieve total Afghanistan withdrawal in the near future.

    — Despite multiple, highly aggresive, provocations by sociopath Khameni there are still no boots on the ground in Iran.

    Trump’s Iran policy is already a massive win by heading off Obama’s intentional proliferation via the Nuclear JCPOA Arms Race. Cancelling the pro-weaponization, MIC sponsored agreement was a bit of obvious common sense.
    ___

    There is no madness that exceeds Nazicrat insanity:

    — Führer Biden is willing to go nuclear arms head-to-head versus Putin over his son’s Burisma pay check.
    — The Führer is also willing to surge troops into Syria for a different nuclear head-to-head with Putin. Plus, there is bonus crazy available with Erdogan’s troops also on the ground trying to escalate.

    The human race may not survive a Führer Biden presidency. Fortunately, there is still time to avoid this fate.

    PEACE 😇

  13. @Realist

    As a PhD university project, no authority is needed, just a PC with some text processing utilities and access to a law library of documents to apply against.

    If this were done and the results publicized as to how the law has been subverted for decades to purposely discriminate especially against white people, the somnolent masses might wake up to the fact that the law is the ultimate problem.

    • Replies: @Realist
  14. songbird says:

    Trannies in the military is a tool to facilitate political purges of officers, IMO. You object; you are out. It was the same with blacks, women, and gays.

  15. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    As a PhD university project, no authority is needed, just a PC with some text processing utilities and access to a law library of documents to apply against.

    What university would sanction that?

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  16. Mr Epigone says:

    If the company has a rainbow-colored version of the corporate logo, a black lesbian immigrant one-percenter on the board, and gives a rounding error on the annual income statement to BLM, they can pay their warehouse workers subsistence wages in sweat houses for 35 hours per week (if they get 40 hours, we have to offer benefits!) and the progressive left is okay with it. As long as they allow transgenders in the military, the progressive left can’t object to increasing the number of wars the US is involved in from two to seven.

    I say:

    Don’t forget all the Top Lout CEO broads grubbing the bucks from the bloated war budget like that Marillyn Hewson woman who grabs all the loot as the war budget welfare queen Top Lout of Lockheed. She has a hundred million dollars of worth says the internet and she promises to bring all her projects in on budget and ahead of schedule and she’ll talk about workforce development and diversity while she crawls around in her pile of dollars.

    I wrote this in September of 2018 about military Keynesianism and distaff war budget welfare queen Lockheed Top Lout Marillyn Hewson and that douchebag general named George Casey who loves his so-called “diversity”:

    Military Keynesianism is welfare no different than KooKoo checks or BooBoo checks.

    The recipients of that military Keynesianism welfare will come close to killing you to keep their military Keynesianism gravy train going. That money-grubbing distaff slob named Hewson at Lockheed likes her millions of dollars that she got by being a welfare queen rip off artist war budget thief.

    My idea is to just say screw it, and double the war budget in one big binge before the global financial implosion hits again.

    It is unfortunate that sleazebags such as that General George Casey guy who played the crybaby game about “diversity” possibly becoming a casualty of the Fort Hood Islamic Terror Attack are allowed to retire with full pensions. I’d like to send that General Casey scumbag into exile in the middle of Africa. Let that Casey dirtbag enjoy some real “diversity.”

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/british-army-combat-training-to-be-gender-and-age-neutral-because-the-enemy-does-not-discriminate/#comment-2534905

  17. Most Diverse, Intersectional Cabinet of Killers Ever

    The CIA and the other war budget welfare queens are money-grubbing oafs out to grab their hunk of bloody gazelle like a crazed hyena and they play this so-called “diversity” game as a shield and a weapon to crush opposition to their greed and treason and their own little private fiefdoms they set up.

    ABOLISH ICE? Hell no! Give them more federal reserve notes!

    ABOLISH THE CIA? Hell yes! Fire every damn one of those CIA boobs and legally and forcibly send them into exile in sub-Saharan Africa!

    I wrote this in September of 2018 about CIA Top Lout Gina Haspel and her ranting and raving about so-called “diversity” and the need to abolish and terminate the CIA as soon as possible:

    The CIA must be terminated.

    Let the NSA and the military intelligence agencies and a newly formed patriotic overseas intelligence agency take care of the national security interests of the United States.

    The human intelligence assholes at the CIA are corrupt and demented beyond repair. Fire them now and take away their pensions and any other benefits they expect to get.

    Andrew Jackson and George Washington would TERMINATE THE CIA NOW!

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/british-army-combat-training-to-be-gender-and-age-neutral-because-the-enemy-does-not-discriminate/#comment-2534905

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    , @nebulafox
  18. @Realist

    Why ask me? I don’t control any university.

    A PhD candidate or JD candidate can do this on his / her own.

    Actually anyone interested in fixing what’s so incredibly wrong with the US justice system could do it. All that’s required is some legal training to understand how things are filed and how to approach the project. Any lawyer or even law student could probably do it.

    And don’t bother asking me to do it because I don’t have the background.

    • Replies: @Realist
  19. @Charles Pewitt

    “CIA boobs”

    Thanks for inserting the image of Director Haspel’s saggy breasts into my brain. I do agree with your rather robust denunciation of the CIA. It’s an agency that was created to serve the interests of an elite who believe they are gods. Let’s not overlook the less flashy FBI. An organization designed to be the anti-communist gestapo of twentieth century America. After eight years of Obama/Holder the FBI was transformed into a political police for the globalist left. Whatever legitimate criminal investigations the Bureau conducts can be fielded out to the states along with its budget. The FBI is a dangerous bureaucracy that needs to be shuttered.

  20. Realist says:
    @RoatanBill

    And don’t bother asking me to do it because I don’t have the background.

    I never considered it.

  21. nebulafox says:
    @Twinkie

    The former is also more likely to get into an unnecessary fight with another nuclear power, and in the case of Russia, that cannot be understood absent them viewing Russians as a bunch of scary retrograde whites who need to be browbeaten. I don’t put much beyond Potential SecState Susan Rice.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
    , @A123
  22. nebulafox says:
    @Cloudbuster

    >Workers who want better invariably get better, if they are willing to put forth the effort.

    If this were the case, there’d be a lot less anger and frustration. I’m pretty harsh on my own generation at times, but its nevertheless the case that a lot of their complaints about the “Boomer” cohort do have a kernel of truth to them. Those jobs are lasting longer. It’s harder to get out of them. The startup costs are astronomically higher, especially in areas where a lot of these jobs are, and are further increasing. Wages haven’t kept pace. Unemployment is, more than ever, irreversible in its negative consequences. These are real problems if you are concerned with the long-term viability of American society. Even immigration plays into this: isn’t it a problem that we are essentially give one side of the worker/employer divide a permanently subsidy on wage suppression via creeping open borders?

    The GOP would do well to pick up the banner of fighting for ordinary Americans: insisting that anybody willing to put in a hard day’s work should be able to support themselves, and if they so choose, a family over time. This is the route to political success.

  23. nebulafox says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    I really don’t get why people are shocked about this. The CIA’s institutional politics in Langley lean toward the Establishment center, wherever that center is.

    In 1970, you’d find VC flags in cubicles in Langley during the height of the protests against the incursion across the Cambodian border. The next year, people discussed collaborating with Brazilian intelligence against Soviet/Cuban aligned South American leftists without a lick of irony.

  24. @nebulafox

    The former is also more likely to get into an unnecessary fight with another nuclear power, and in the case of Russia, that cannot be understood absent them viewing Russians as a bunch of scary retrograde whites who need to be browbeaten. I don’t put much beyond Potential SecState Susan Rice.

    The State Department that refused to send reinforcements to Benghazi is going to bomb the Russians? You’re mistaking bitchy, “the Russians harshed my mellow” rhetoric from the Democrats for actual hawkishness. There are middle-of-the-road independent voters who get confused by this, despite the fact that Democrats have cut defense at every opportunity. Their problem is they keep getting thwarted by House GOP majorities, Senate GOP minority filibusters or the political needs of Democrats in red states who survive based on feigned “peace through strength” stances. Their little low-cost, low-risk foreign adventures are a way to burnish their national security creds, nothing more.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Rich
  25. A123 says:
    @nebulafox

    I don’t put much beyond Potential SecState Susan Rice.

    You are far too optimistic if you think someone as rational as Susan Rice would be Secretary of State.

    Samantha Power, architect of the highly aggressive Responsibility to Protect [R2P] ideology, is much more likely. (1)

    Responsibility to Protect doctrine has been described by its founders and proponents, including Soros, as promoting global governance while allowing the international community to penetrate a nation state’s borders

    R2P’s most vocal American proponent is Samantha Power, who was, until very recently, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights. She is also the wife of Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein. (Sunstein, you will recall, is the proponent of all kinds of radical notions, including the idea that animals should have standing in U.S. courts and that the First Amendment is overrated.)

    This is a solid tie in to Biden’s media transition team member Richard Stengel (2)

    Stengel until recently worked as a paid MSNBC contributor.

    “I think it’s time to consider these statutes. … Speech doesn’t pull the trigger, but does anyone seriously doubt that such hateful speech creates a climate where such acts are more likely?”

    I never thought I would say this… Susan Rice would be the less bad choice…

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) From 2013 — https://capitalresearch.org/article/the-responsibility-to-protect-doctrine/

    (2) https://nypost.com/2020/11/13/joe-biden-transition-official-wrote-op-ed-against-free-speech/

  26. anon[209] • Disclaimer says:
    @Johann Ricke

    The State Department that refused to send reinforcements to Benghazi is going to bomb the Russians?

    The State Department that wanted a no-fly zone over Syria is likely to send F-16’s to do something brain dead in the Middle East within the effective range of an S-300….and then demand a SAM suppression mission by some F-35’s….and then be all surprised if some kind of even more kinetic response results.

    These people are stupid and don’t know what kind of fire they are playing with.

    • Agree: Rich
  27. Wyatt says:
    @Jay Fink

    That’s how you know the commies are stupid. They will bitch about capitalism and imperialism, but ignore the Wall Street donations to the Democrats and hate-vote for the guy who enabled Syrian boys to be murdered wholesale by American sponsored terrorists.

    It’s further evidence to me that leftism is not an ideology, but a pathology. Helicopter rides when?

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  28. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Wyatt

    It’s further evidence to me that leftism is not an ideology, but a pathology.

    All political ideologies are pathologies. Sane normal well-adjusted people are not very interested in politics.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    , @Twinkie
  29. @dfordoom

    All political ideologies are pathologies. Sane normal well-adjusted people are not very interested in politics.

    Unfortunately true.

    I say, “unfortunately,” not because I believe that sane normal well-adjusted people should be very interested in politics, but because I would have preferred to be sane, normal and well-adjusted.

  30. Rich says:
    @Johann Ricke

    For Obama’s first 2 years in office, he had super majorities in both houses. The only thing they accomplished was to increase the cost of health care for everyone with a job. Only a handful of reps, actually libertarian repubs, and some liberal dems, ever want to cut the military budget.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  31. Twinkie says:
    @dfordoom

    All political ideologies are pathologies. Sane normal well-adjusted people are not very interested in politics.

    Burkean conservatism was (and is) all about abhorrence toward constructed ideologies and reflecting the gentle and reasonable natural inclinations of the yeomanry. The problem is that today, the ranks of the yeomen have been all but destroyed, here and elsewhere.

  32. @Rich

    For Obama’s first 2 years in office, he had super majorities in both houses. The only thing they accomplished was to increase the cost of health care for everyone with a job. Only a handful of reps, actually libertarian repubs, and some liberal dems, ever want to cut the military budget.

    Large numbers of them lost their jobs in 2010, thanks to Obamacare. Democrats in red states knew Obamacare would be a disaster politically and did not want to compound their problems by cutting defense. All Democrats would like to cut defense. But Dems in red states have to win elections. So these red state Dems vote against their personal inclinations to stay employed.

    • Replies: @Rich
    , @Twinkie
  33. Rich says:
    @Johann Ricke

    You mean the dems who started WW1, WW2, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the wars against Serbia, Lybia and Syria? Are you capable of reading the minds of all the dems in Congress? I think maybe you’re either naive or a shill for democratic politicians.

  34. Twinkie says:
    @Johann Ricke

    All Democrats would like to cut defense. But Dems in red states have to win elections. So these red state Dems vote against their personal inclinations to stay employed.

    The primary goal of all elected officials is to be re-elected unless they are term-limited. If defense spending is of a significant political salience in their electorates, they are going to support it regardless of party affiliation.

    However, the Democratic Party has become extremely “Woke” recently, and that means its candidates and officials tend to evince ideological hostility to the military and military personnel as an institution for being too male and too white.

    But the Democrats are not, nor have they ever been, averse to using the said “too male and too white” an institution to rain violence and destruction down on those they see as their enemies overseas

    • Agree: dfordoom
  35. @Cloudbuster

    [T]he house is small, plain and in what could charitably be called a “working class” neighborhood with a large black population.

    Assuming you’re white, I hope you and your daughter know what you’re doing. I’d mortgage my own house to get my daughter out of a neighborhood with a large black population.

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    , @Cloudbuster
  36. @nebulafox

    Agree 100%. Low-wage, part-time, and temporary jobs used to be a way to enter the work force with a reasonable prospect of moving up. But many people in their 30s find themselves stuck in such jobs. And if they complain, the employer can always say, “If you don’t like it, I’ve got a large file of applications of people who will;”

  37. @The Alarmist

    you can’t castrate what

    had no testicles in the first place.

  38. MBlanc46 says:
    @nebulafox

    The chances of the Repubs doing any such thing are slim, indeed. Who would bankroll such a platform? Not the donor class. But the votes would be there. They could run on that platform on a shoestring. Perhaps they could. But the Dem votes in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Milwaukee would save the day for the Dems.

  39. @Cloudbuster

    Workers who want better invariably get better, if they are willing to put forth the effort.

    Some are doomed to run on the hamster-wheel to earn their kibble. My pet peeve nowadays are the delivery guys (almost always guys) who ring the bell three or four times during the time it takes for me to run down the stairs from my upstairs office, as if they are seven year-old children who want to come in NOW! I know the poor blokes are being timed on every delivery and pressured to deliver on the first go, which is why they are often half-way to the neighbour’s before I call them back. That’s their version of putting in the extra effort, and all it gets them is the privilege to keep a shitty job.

    It’s no small wonder you see so many news stories of ticked-off drivers throwing packages over fences. The oligarchs don’t care about the experience of both the employees and the customers, because the story is the same with all the major firms, and too many of us now rely on delivery from the same few companies.

  40. @Diversity Heretic

    We’re very experienced at dealing with joggers.

  41. @nebulafox

    I’m all for a moratorium on immigration and policies that help workers, but I look at today’s kids, the ones that are rioting for BLM and Antifa, and none of them look like they’re starving to me. They certainly have a lot of time on their hands to riot. All my kids are too busy working to do that crap, and none of them got their jobs due to any connections I had. They worked for them. They proved themselves every day.

    None of my kids did stuff like get themselves dumb-ass degrees in English Literature or Gender Studies.

    Some people are just losers and our participation trophy society doesn’t like telling anyone that they are losers.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  42. @Diversity Heretic

    I find it amusing when people who would never live around blacks — whether they’re GoodWhites or Deplorables — give me their opinions about blacks. At least I got my racism the honest way, by living around them.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
  43. If a Biden/Harris administration doesn’t lead to a change in dynamic, nothing will.

    Then, nothing will.

    • Replies: @A123
  44. nebulafox says:
    @Cloudbuster

    I, in contrast to your kids, am a loser. Never would deny that, or imply I deserve better in life. I have had some bad luck here and there, but for the most part, I made poor choices and have to live with them. It is what it is. Most manful thing I can do is embrace that reality and make no bones about it.

    That does not change the reality that, in effect, the last year of policy has added up to a massive wealth transfer from a generation already considerably poorer than their parents at a similar age to wealthy Boomers on the way out. And Democrats and Republicans are both fully complicit in this. I can be annoyed about that while still blaming myself for why my life is nowhere near where it could have been.

    Similarly, with all the usual caveats about avoiding universal, sweeping generalizations, I can point out that my generation is largely a product of its upbringing, while stressing that it is the job of those of us who want to break free of that to recognize that it is our responsibility to accept ugly truths about ourselves and do the damned work of changing who we are.

  45. A123 says:
    @Alternate History

    If a Biden/Harris administration doesn’t lead to a change in dynamic, nothing will.

    Then, nothing will. 

    Are you saying the DuPont Chemical Corporation, Biden’s pick to run the EPA (1), cannot bring change?

    Their Corporate PR department will be emotionally damaged by your unsubstantiated micro-aggression.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://www.zerohedge.com/political/erin-brokovich-writes-open-letter-joe-biden-are-you-kidding-me

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