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In Manufacturing Consent, Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman describe how the Establishment creates a softly coercive consensus using the combined power of corporate media, DC think tanks, and the military-industrial complex. By laundering information through this vast network, the system is able to fabricate perceived realities at odds with reality itself. Future president Kamala Harris... Read More
This religious service--where rigid intellectual, moral, and spiritual conformity is assumed--fronts as a corporate activity led by chief executives of the country's leading tech company, one of the largest publicly-traded firms in the world:
As we enter day six of the three-week long funeral, remembrance, visitation, and worship of the deified John McCain, I find my spirits lifted by revisiting Trump's plausibly deniable shiv from a little over a year ago: As I wrote at the time: That the cancer was progressive and that McCain's prognosis was terminal was... Read More
I didn't initially comment on the gay play in the park because, while I have nothing but admiration for Laura Loomer jumping on stage and stating the obvious, I've an aversion to the Hitlery Hitlery Hitlery approach that made the world aware of what happened. The DemsRRealRacists approach has been tried for decades, has failed... Read More
James Hodgkinson's facebook page is hastily taken down (though not before a celeritous Cernovich captured and archived several of his posts). Jeremy Christian's page--he's the man who stabbed two people to death in Portland a month ago--is still up. From the New York Times: Hodgkinson shared and quoted Rachel Maddow. Christian shared and quoted Liberty... Read More
Via Vox Day, news on the United Methodist Church's election of a lesbian bishop: Vox lays out Christianity's options starkly--maintain what is regarded as eternal truth or be converged out of existence: The following graph shows the frequency of worship attendance by sexual or
On the politics of grievance, Ryan Faulk writes: The Cathedral isn't going to relent in pushing the Narrative, even as advances in genetic science require its high priests to wield Occam's Butterknife in ever more elaborate ways. Badwhites, however, are increasingly refusing to play along. For three decades the GSS has asked respondents if they... Read More
The phrase "fake news" is a beast that has, in a matter of months, been entirely turned on the people who released it on us. Our appropriation has been so thorough that CultMarxists are now insinuating that it originated on the alt right, inspired of course by Hitler: Having lost control of "fake news", they... Read More
With street violence now a feature of the landscape anywhere Trump supporters gather for a public event, it's well past time we adopt the mindset that there are no victims, only volunteers. We know the nature of our opposition. To put ourselves in positions to be concussed, maced, or have our ribs broken is to... Read More
Donald Trump mixes owning the insult and agreeing and amplifying with a heavy dose of trolling the hell out of the Cathedral: Many on the Trump Train are understandably concerned the new president's Achilles' heel will be a desire for media adoration. He's said to keep copies in Trump Tower of just about everything in... Read More
Listening to an Art of Manliness podcast on the sex imbalances in contemporary American churches got me wondering if membership and self-affiliation numbers told the whole story. Pew's enormous Religious Landscape Survey revealed that US Christianity is, across denominations (with the exception of Orthodox Christians) a predominately female affair, but the gender gaps are no... Read More
Malcolm Pollack excerpting thoughts on the Equalism myth:If Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias, She bursts into laughter at the union of freedom, equality, and diversity in our utopias. When one prevails, the other two die. Liberty, equality, or diversity--choose one. Just one.Even the most nightmarish Orwellian IngSoc state,... Read More
Trebek: For $1000, blacks, liberals, and Democrats were more likely to vote for Donald Trump and less likely to vote for Hillary Clinton than this group of people. Trebek: Yes, Pepe? Pepe: Who are residents of Washington DC? Trebek: That is correct.
Many people mistakenly but understandably believe that the State's most powerful weapon against its subjects is its superior firepower. While that firepower is obviously important, it's not the State's most powerful weapon.The State's most powerful weapon is its putative legitimacy. As long as the State is perceived as legitimate, it can do anything it wants... Read More
Julian Assange has been neutered. He's been suffering some sort of chronic pain in his right shoulder for months. This presumed warning shot hasn't dissuaded him from the steady drip-drip-drip of Clinton campaign emails. Now it appears that under pressure from the US government, the Ecuadoran embassy in Britain--where Assange has been holed up for... Read More
Here are several smug celebrities doing things like telling Ann Coulter to "kill yourself" (43s) and comparing her to a "skeleton" (1m18s) and a horse (1m40s):
Just as the failing New York Times was purchased by Carlos Slim of Mexican-based Telmex, the Washington Post was bought by Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame. Both operations continue to lose money without any prospect of long-term, self-sustaining economic viability. It's wrong to look at them as individual business entities. That's no longer what they... Read More
If freedom of expression is something you value, ditch your current browser and use Brave instead. Ditch Twitter and use Gab instead. Ditch Wikipedia and use Infogalactic instead.The Cathedral is being shaken to its foundations. The major media walls have already crumbled and dissidents have been running around the gatekeepers for years. Now the same... Read More
After Hillary mentioned her in the first presidential debate, interest in Alicia Machado exploded: What those searching on her found--and that Team Hillary apparently, including its lickspittle lapdogs in the media, failed to find--is that she is a living, breathing real-life example of the worst caricature of New America imaginable. Talk about your all time... Read More
A few remarks, in no particular order of importance. - Attacking Trump for working to reduce his income tax bill to the lowest level possible is despicable demagoguery. Yes, she gave millions to the Clinton Foundation she controls. That is of course a blatant way of reclassifying her income so she doesn't have to pay... Read More
++Addition++Throwing Trump supporters to the wolves doesn't appear to have been the result of incompetence or ineptitude. It looks like it was premeditated and intentional. See here.---My initial reaction to Milo Yiannapolous being assaulted at De Paul while security personnel stood by idly was that I was watching a Cathedral tactic in its seminal stages.... Read More
Turnout in Colorado's Republican caucus on March 1 was likely down from 2012 in an election cycle where every other state's turnout was way up from four years ago. The following graph shows turnout changes between 2012 and 2016 in the Super Tuesday states for Republicans (in red) and Democrats (in blue): As is now... Read More
North Dakota swore off a primary or caucus this election cycle. The state's lone congressional representative pledged his support for Trump on account of a straw poll in March that indicated a plurality of North Dakota Republican voters preferred the front runner.But the state party establishment is firmly behind Cruz. Eight of the delegates (mostly... Read More
Charles Murray has been a sympathetic target of some vicious ad hominem attacks over the years, so when he began unloading a series of ad hominem attacks on Trump last Fall, several people on the AltRight were understandably nonplussed. Attempting to get to the root of the seemingly visceral animus, I finally got this out... Read More
Long before the Trump phenomenon came into being, Rand Paul was getting grilled by the Republican establishment for not declaring Vladimir Putin global enemy #1, and by extension, not insinuating that Russia--a natural ally in the real third world war--should inherently be viewed antagonistically: With Rand out of contention, Trump is now the least hawkish... Read More
Several reasons why Trump doesn't show tonight:- He has made his campaign about showing the Republican establishment how impotent they are. He's not just doing what typical Republican puppets do, talking about how bad the "mainstream media" is while exempting awful neocon outfits like Fox News and National Review in the process. Trump is going... Read More
In a slot reserved for rebutting the opposition party's agitprop, the GOP establishment signs off on using a chunk of its time to attack its presidential front runner, and, by association attack the stated preferences of a plurality of its voters:
If Trump announcing his plan to restrict Muslim immigration into the US is an effective ISIS recruitment tool--as the establishment suggests it is (and Hillary Clinton claims it has been)--isn't that an argument in favor of Trump's plan? Trump should ask the rhetorical question--or just assert it, as is his style--whenever an interviewer brings it... Read More
Donald Trump's conception of his own campaign has entered its third distinct phase.The first phase was about receiving publicity, allegedly in front of an investment deal. Say some things that resonate with a large number of people that aren't otherwise being said, give attention to what needs attending to while simultaneously raising the personal profile.Trump... Read More
The contrasting crowd reactions here and here starkly illustrate what motivates people on the right and what doesn't. It's terrible news for the Cathedral. The dissident right is unquestionably on the ascent.Speaking of the Cathedral, is this a Trumpian dog whistle to those dissident rightists?Maybe not, as explicitness is Trump's style. "[You Jews are] not... Read More
In the first debate, Trump refused to swear off an independent run if he didn't win the Republican nomination. With a prerequisite of good faith, he subsequently pledged to support the eventual nominee. The GOP establishment, now finally beginning to panic about the prospect of Trump actually getting the nod (these people are really, really... Read More
A recent Associated Press headline reads "Democratic insiders rate Rubio, Kasich as tough to beat, not Trump or Carson". The AP asked Democratic superdelegates who they thought potentially presented Hillary Clinton her toughest electoral challenge. Rubio came out on top with 37%. Kasich was second at 26%, and ¡Jabe! was third with 20%. Trump got... Read More
Steve Sailer writes: The headline from Reuters' report on the debate: "Rubio, Cruz dominate rowdy Republican presidential debate". The third paragraph opens, "In a dominating performance, Rubio, the U.S. senator from Florida..." Charles Krauthammer--who, thanks to Dick Morris, doesn't quite earn the worst-prognosticating-political-pundit-on-television title--gave Rubio the gold medal. And so on. Meanwhile, post-debate polls tell... Read More
On facebook and twitter Charles Murray has mounted a continual attack campaign against Donald Trump (and also on his presidential aspirations and its supporters--but, surprisingly, against Trump in an acerbically personal way more than anything else). From Trump's perspective, this is an ant-pissing-on-my-shoe scenario, of course. Another Establishment figure renouncing Trumpian populism is nothing new,... Read More
Remember over the summer when every week some member of the GOP establishment was predicting the imminent demise of Donald Trump's presidential campaign (really, these pundits' powers of prognostication rival those of Dick Morris!)? Was that recurring insight more perceptive than their assertions that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction? More perceptive than their... Read More
IQ estimates converted from 8th grade 2013 NAEP math and reading assessments by eligibility for the national school lunch program, a federally assisted meal program that provides "low-cost or free lunches to school children" from low-income households follow. The scores for both tests are on a 500 point scale, with a standard deviation of 37... Read More
In a series of posts he is constructing on contemporary support for Barack Obama using Reuters-Ipsos opinion polling data, Hail discovered an interesting positive correlation between religiosity among blacks and increased support for Obama. It is conventionally assumed that piety, especially of the Christian variety, tends to accompany relatively greater support for Republicans in the... Read More
The Mexican gun-running program, proleishly labelled "Fast and Furious"; the murderous, mendacious Benghazi cover-up; the IRS thuggery, destruction of evidence, and obstruction of justice--all three of these scandals strike me as more corrupt and, in the case of the first two, deadly--literally, deadly--than the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard Nixon was. Yet even in... Read More
Calling for reinforcements to the battlefield that is Urban Dictionary. Definitions are ranked (and thus made visible) by simply taking the number of positive votes a definition receives and subtracting from it the number of negative votes it receives. In other words, it's not based on a ratio of positive-to-negative votes. Every affirmation counts! If... Read More
++Addition++Wm Jas notes that when it comes to "homosexuals" vs "gays", the latter has probably only just finally pulled ahead in the last couple of years. Also, "same-sex marriage" (yes, I know that's the proper way to write it, but I thought including the hyphen would cause "same sex marriage" to be missed since most... Read More