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If populism means championing the needs of the common man, the Republican party’s transition from the oligarchy’s marionette to the party of the people has a long way to go. The following graph shows which of the two major political parties, if any, people believe to be more concerned about the needs of people like themselves:

Even with all the power centers of society relentlessly accusing the GOP of being a party of racists and sexists that exists to prop up white supremacy and protect the patriarchy, just 38% of whites and 34% of men think the Republican party cares about them more than the Democrat party does. The GOP has successfully spurned the interests of its own supporters for so long that just about everyone has taken notice.

While those on the right like to comfort themselves with the thought that the left is divided, Democrats disagree. That more than one-in-four self-described Republicans don’t think the GOP is primarily concerned with their well-being is a stinging indictment of the party. Among Democrats, only one-in-ten feel the same about their party.

 
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  1. The only reason the stupid party is still around is because the Democrats needed to continue the facade that the US regime had democracy. It looks like the Democrats don’t need the GOP anymore, they can now use their ideology to eliminate all things white to drive society, and I say good riddance to the Republicans.

    • Replies: @JohnPlywood
    @neutral

    The viral mental illness we call "politics" cannot die fast enough. The right is the first to go on the slab.

  2. 90% of Dems think the Democratic Party “is concerned about people like them” (I pity ’em; how silly!), whilst only 73% of Reps think the same about the GOP – Good, good; ‘registered Republicans’ like Ana Navarro can’t fool as many conservatives as it used to be!

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @Vergissmeinnicht

    the democrats bring home bacon for their base: negroes and educated whites. Republicans do for theirs: Israel (or whatever the kosher equivalent is).

    Replies: @Boomthorkell

  3. That more than one-in-four self-described Republicans don’t think the GOP is primarily concerned with their well-being is a stinging indictment of the party.

    Well… It is a stinging indictment against one portion of the GOP. Old Guard, GOP(e) Establishment figures are the main source of the problems. Look at the insiders who worked against Republican voters. Liz Cheney, Marco Rubio, and Mitt Romney all put MegaCorporations ahead of U.S. workers.

    Recent events have pushed the swamp critters into the spotlight. There will be a fair number of Populist primary challenges against GOP(e) House incumbents. If those failed Representatives can be replaced, the GOP as a party will become better aligned with its voters.

    Change is a time consuming process. Senators with 6 year terms are not going to be sent home immediately.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
    @A123

    A123, here’s something you could do to clear the fog and cobwebs from your brain.

    1. Look into a mirror and don’t flinch at what you see, however repulsive the reflection may seem.
    2. Keep looking in the mirror and into your eyes and accept that we all know you are a zionist and
    mossad.
    3. Don’t blink, keep looking into the mirror and into your own eyes and accept that you are not very
    bright.
    4. Accept that America is not your country. Israel is your nation.
    5. Keep looking in into your eyes in the mirror and repeat to yourself
    “America is not my country“. Do not stop until you feel it in your bones.
    6. Leave if you are in America and return to Israel. If you are already in Israel, grow a backbone and
    fight your own wars.
    7. Blackmail and False flags don’t always work.
    8. A123, the mirror doesn’t lie.
    9. Peace

  4. @neutral
    The only reason the stupid party is still around is because the Democrats needed to continue the facade that the US regime had democracy. It looks like the Democrats don't need the GOP anymore, they can now use their ideology to eliminate all things white to drive society, and I say good riddance to the Republicans.

    Replies: @JohnPlywood

    The viral mental illness we call “politics” cannot die fast enough. The right is the first to go on the slab.

  5. Well, we have a Stupid Party and an Evil Party… the only thing missing is a Silly Party, or would that be the Libertarians?

  6. It’s kind of ludicrous that anyone would think that any of their imperial overlords (remember that the USA is simply the tax base for the Uniparty’s global dominion) cares much whether they live or die. Maybe you think they need you to stay alive to pay those taxes, but you can easily be swapped out by José or Mahmoud.

  7. That says a lot more about the fools who believe that Dem Inc. is looking out for them than it does about the Republicans who seem to have finally realized that the GOP does not.

    The truth is that there is one party, it serves the powers that be, and you ain’t one of them. Once you figure that one out, the rest is easy.

  8. Who’s Looking Out for You?

    No one.

    Democrat voters must be really stupid if 90% of them think the party is “concerned with their needs”.

    Republicans are only marginally better at 73%. The right answer is “Neither”.

    Also, I realize now that the litmus test has become Covid. If you’re in favour of lockdowns, masks, tests, mandatory vaccines and the whole society-changing paraphernalia because of a stupid Chinese flu, them you’re not to be trusted. The same goes for any opinion writer, including the columnists and bloggers at Unz.

    Therefore, I conclude that Ron Paul is the only American politician worth a damn (I’m not sure what’s Buchanan’s position on this issue, but probably wrong too).

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
    @Dumbo

    It is encouraging that after Trump, the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the CPAC straw poll were Gov DeSantis of Florida and Gov Noem of South Dakota, probably the two most anti-lockdown active politicians of prominence in the country.

    Replies: @A123

  9. While those on the right like to comfort themselves with the thought that the left is divided, Democrats disagree.

    I suspect that, this time next year, your numbers will begin to tell a different story. The burdens of power will gradually fray the coalition.

    The GOP has successfully spurned the interests of its own supporters for so long that just about everyone has taken notice.

    Remarkable.

  10. Democrats and Republicans ruined the Country. The beauty of Orange Man’s victory in 2016 was that he defeated both Parties. Or you might just say he defeated The Party.

    The Party was caught off guard. It won’t happen again.

    • Replies: @Realist
    @WorkingClass


    Or you might just say he defeated The Party.
     
    Trump defeated nothing...he is a sham...a Deep State minion.
  11. What difference does it make? Are we going to forget that this election was stolen and every future election will be stolen? At least, until the demographic tidal wave puts an end to the need for elections.

  12. One more graph showing Americans are mostly stupid…who knew.

  13. @WorkingClass
    Democrats and Republicans ruined the Country. The beauty of Orange Man's victory in 2016 was that he defeated both Parties. Or you might just say he defeated The Party.

    The Party was caught off guard. It won't happen again.

    Replies: @Realist

    Or you might just say he defeated The Party.

    Trump defeated nothing…he is a sham…a Deep State minion.

  14. DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOW!

    I wrote this in December of 2020 and it stands up pretty good:

    I hope those two rancid Republican Party politician whores lose in Georgia on January 5.

    Nothing matters but the monetary extremism of the privately-controlled Federal Reserve Bank and the JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire is using all monetary machinations possible to keep the bloated asset bubbles in stocks and bonds and real estate inflated.

    When the Fed-induced asset bubbles pop is the time to dislodge the evil and treasonous JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire from power.

    Steve Schwarzman — Blackstone CEO — is a leading figure in the evil and treason JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire and he loves it when he can clam rake shekels out of the pauperized peasantry in the USA and England and globally. Immiseration does not produce any love or respect or political legitimacy for the evil globalizer unassimilated money-grubbers in the disgusting and vile JEW/WASP Ruling Class of the American Empire.

    Steve Schwarzman is a member of Jews Organized Globally(JOG) and let me be clear that Blackstone and company have tentacles and hooks and bribe money donations in the law firm of Biden Harris and the amount that buys off the politician whores in the USA is less than pro athletes routinely get. PLUTOCRACY! ON THE CHEAP! DAMMIT!

    DESTROY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NOW!

    DISLODGE THE JEW/WASP RULING CLASS OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE NOW!

    https://www.unz.com/anepigone/release-the-trumpkin/#comment-4344965

  15. DESTROY THE RANCID REPUBLICAN PARTY NOW!

    I wrote this in January of 2020 about the rancid and treasonous Republican Party:

    The Jew component of the JEW/WASP ruling class of the American Empire is actively hostile to the interests of the European Christian ancestral core of the United States of America.

    The hostile Jew component of the JEW/WASP ruling class of the American Empire controls a disproportionate amount of the corporate mass media power in the USA.

    Comcast/NBC and Viacom/CBS and Disney/ABC and the New York Times and CNN and many other media outlets are controlled by the hostile Jew element of the JEW/WASP ruling class of the American Empire.

    Jews are disproportionately involved in the advertising racket and this is part of the corporate propaganda apparatus that is clearly anti-White and anti-Christian.

    The evil and immoral politician whores in the Republican Party — including FATSO Trump and fat-faced Teddy Cruz and Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton and Dan Crenshaw and many others — are completely and totally controlled by Jew donors such as Shelly Adelson and Paul Singer and Les Wexner and Bernie Marcus and others.

    The Republican Party must be destroyed because there is no saving it and the Republican Party rancidity is dragging down the European Christian ancestral core of the USA. The Republican Party is evil and immoral and it is controlled by Jew donors who are actively hostile to the interests of the European Christian ancestral core of the USA.

    It should be obvious that the corporate mass media — controlled by hostile Jews — is protecting the fake opposition of the Republican Party. The purpose of the Republican Party is to act as a pacifying vote sink for dingbat Whites to give those moron Whites the false idea that there is some kind of choice in the two-party tyranny destroying the USA.

    The Republican Party must be destroyed if the USA is to survive.

    I hereby challenge treasonous Republican Party politician whores Trump, Teddy Cruz, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton, Dan Crenshaw, Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham to a debate on mass legal immigration and mass illegal immigration, free speech, tax policy, monetary policy, foreign policy, multiculturalism and American national identity. I would rhetorically crush those disgusting Republican Party rancid treasonite politician whores in a debate and it would bring joy to tens of millions of White people to watch it.

    Destroy The Rancid Republican Party Now!

    Destroy The Corporate Mass Media Propaganda Outlets Now!

    Vote For WHITE CORE AMERICA!

    https://www.unz.com/anepigone/self-discipline-sucks/#comment-3682708

  16. @A123

    That more than one-in-four self-described Republicans don’t think the GOP is primarily concerned with their well-being is a stinging indictment of the party.
     
    Well... It is a stinging indictment against one portion of the GOP. Old Guard, GOP(e) Establishment figures are the main source of the problems. Look at the insiders who worked against Republican voters. Liz Cheney, Marco Rubio, and Mitt Romney all put MegaCorporations ahead of U.S. workers.

    Recent events have pushed the swamp critters into the spotlight. There will be a fair number of Populist primary challenges against GOP(e) House incumbents. If those failed Representatives can be replaced, the GOP as a party will become better aligned with its voters.

    Change is a time consuming process. Senators with 6 year terms are not going to be sent home immediately.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @Rev. Spooner

    A123, here’s something you could do to clear the fog and cobwebs from your brain.

    1. Look into a mirror and don’t flinch at what you see, however repulsive the reflection may seem.
    2. Keep looking in the mirror and into your eyes and accept that we all know you are a zionist and
    mossad.
    3. Don’t blink, keep looking into the mirror and into your own eyes and accept that you are not very
    bright.
    4. Accept that America is not your country. Israel is your nation.
    5. Keep looking in into your eyes in the mirror and repeat to yourself
    “America is not my country“. Do not stop until you feel it in your bones.
    6. Leave if you are in America and return to Israel. If you are already in Israel, grow a backbone and
    fight your own wars.
    7. Blackmail and False flags don’t always work.
    8. A123, the mirror doesn’t lie.
    9. Peace

  17. The fact that the yellow bar isn’t highest for every demographic just shows how effective propaganda can be. It’s been painfully obvious for years that neither party gives a shit about the people, they care about their benefactors only. Whites especially should be aware of this and seeing that blue bar so high makes me think that most of the race is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome

  18. Meanwhile, the greatest transfer of wealth in world history from the many to the very few has been facilitated, largely, by democrat / progressive executive fiat. Sure, the GOPe must be credited with an assist along with RINO progressives like Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker and Maryland governor Larry Hogan.

  19. Hey Audie; these three guys have succinctly encapsulated 245 years of race relations in America:

    https://worldstar.com/video.php?v=wshhG5tJ4xLtH8S9ouf6

  20. The most important section is missing.

    University educated vs working class.

    The Democratic Party was sort of the American version of England’s (old) Labour Party. But the regime didn’t want that after WWII. So they set out to subvert it with identity politics. By the 1980s, the Democrats didn’t even pretend, it was the party of minorities, feminists, and so on.

    Most people who work for a living know this. But they also know guys like Jeff Sessions will pour trillions to Israel and cry about the minimum wage and stimulus checks that help regular citizens.

    The “Neither” line would bump the top of the chart if they’d done it right, but when have they ever?

  21. James Wilson – 1787

    Regarding then, the wide and almost unbounded jurisdiction of the United States, at first view the hand of despotism seemed necessary to control, connect and protect it; and hence the chief embarrassment arose. For we knew that, although our constituents would cheerfully submit to the legislative restraints of a free government, they would spurn at every attempt to shackle them with despotic power.

    I think to analyze how you arrived at a given uncharted destination, you have to assess where you actually started from and what path you took.

    Arch-Federalist Wilson – who literally mocked a bill of rights proposed inclusion in the Constitution – speaking after his pawns had forcibly keel-hauled Pennsylvania delegates to compel ratification, is basically, by his own admission in the previous paragraph simply parroting the aristocrat Montesquieu.

    Montesquieu – 1748

    In a word, honour is found in a republic, though its spring be political virtue; and political virtue is found in a monarchical government…

    The most natural, intermediate, and subordinate power is that of the nobility. This in some measure seems to be essential to a monarchy, whose fundamental maxim is: no monarch, no nobility; no nobility, no monarch;

    The lower class ought to be directed by those of higher rank, and restrained within bounds by the gravity of eminent personages.

    Montesquieu is essentially proposing, in cloaked prose, an Aristocratic class that will control and direct the common masses. A simpleton can predict that the lower (People’s) house will also become Aristocratic in its own right without some affirmative means to place its fate in an allegiance to the masses of the population.

    Those affirmative means had previously existed (Term Limits accompanied by direct salary from the originating state) both of which were deliberately disposed of in dissolution of the AoC and the assembly of the Constitution by Wilson and his Co-Federalists.

    You get a further delineation of what exactly James Wilson was seeking to advance –

    Wilson –
    “Devoid of power, we could neither prevent the excessive importations which lately deluged the country, nor even raise from that excess a contribution to the public revenue; devoid of importance, we were unable to command a sale for our commodities in a foreign market; devoid of credit, our public securities were melting in the hands of their deluded owners..”

    Wilson’s sole interests are notably International Mercantilism. He is seeking to construct in particular a Mercantile super-state helmed by Financial interests. This Mercantilism concerns the large, Urban-ite Northern cities, alone, in its prime complaint – “excessive importations”.

    Rural Americans at this time rarely use money on a daily basis, produce their own food and engage in barter, more often than cash purchase. Its only the Govt that is inconvenienced by accepting moonshine or tobacco as tax payments.

    The reality of the Constitutional process was an Aristocratic power grab arranged by those who had already assumed the backroom structure of a Federalist party in its infancy, designed to turn Governance into a ‘for-profit’ enterprise by plagiarizing the guidebook of an effete French Nobleman.

    This is further demonstrated by the chicanery that Wilson engages in along with Hamilton (both foreigners) to prevent or forestall any bill of rights- essentially standard in nearly all prior State governance. An amendable bill of rights would have served only as a potential obstacle against their group Aristocratic interest, and it did, for close to a century.

    The Institutions of Religion and Governance cannot successfully be combined with a profit motive. Only one can arise dominant, and it will always be the profit motive. Federalism was never designed to represent the ‘lower class’ of Montesquieu’s writings, it was specifically the opposite, by his own admission. It was by design constructed to enforce your submission.

  22. The GOP needs to give up it’s tax cut fetish. The Dems successfully use it against them by pounding “tax cuts for the rich” . Plus it is fiscally irresponsible to cut tax revenue while refusing to cut spending. My top reason to oppose them is that the tax cuts mostly benefit those who despise the GOP and their voters. Let’s quit rewarding them.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
  23. No one. And that’s fine by me.

  24. @Vergissmeinnicht
    90% of Dems think the Democratic Party "is concerned about people like them" (I pity 'em; how silly!), whilst only 73% of Reps think the same about the GOP – Good, good; 'registered Republicans' like Ana Navarro can't fool as many conservatives as it used to be!

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    the democrats bring home bacon for their base: negroes and educated whites. Republicans do for theirs: Israel (or whatever the kosher equivalent is).

    • Replies: @Boomthorkell
    @Supply and Demand

    WA's been Dem for a while, but the infrastructure still sucks. They can't lay a rail-line for crap (in complete fairness, it's not like the Republicans can either), and unlike China, they aren't enforcing solid and reasonably brutal punishments on contractors and associated bureaucrats for their failures. The bacon is not top tier. Of course, we educated types can drive, but some well-designed cities would be nice for a change. Maybe this is an issue that can only be solved nationally though, rather than through decades of local development.

    Replies: @nebulafox

  25. @Supply and Demand
    @Vergissmeinnicht

    the democrats bring home bacon for their base: negroes and educated whites. Republicans do for theirs: Israel (or whatever the kosher equivalent is).

    Replies: @Boomthorkell

    WA’s been Dem for a while, but the infrastructure still sucks. They can’t lay a rail-line for crap (in complete fairness, it’s not like the Republicans can either), and unlike China, they aren’t enforcing solid and reasonably brutal punishments on contractors and associated bureaucrats for their failures. The bacon is not top tier. Of course, we educated types can drive, but some well-designed cities would be nice for a change. Maybe this is an issue that can only be solved nationally though, rather than through decades of local development.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    @Boomthorkell

    Soft power is underrated. If you are powerful and desireable, people will gravitate toward you and want to stay there. You can just remain silent: it'll be more powerful than words. If you are just powerful, by contrast, you can force people to ally with you if you are sufficiently serious (and we're not), but they'll break away the moment your power slips. And things happen. It inevitably will, if not in your lifetime, then later. You always plan for non-ideal contingencies.

    Generally making other nations want to *be like you* is what you want. To this end, having a first-class high-speed rail system for people to observe is better than any amount of drones or hectoring NGOs.

    (This is a field where America has all the inbuilt advantages to excel in-and conveniently, Beijing's biggest weakness. Speaks volumes that we can mess it up to the point where they are winning in much of the developing world, image-wise, even among people who deeply distrust the Chinese.)

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Boomthorkell

  26. @Boomthorkell
    @Supply and Demand

    WA's been Dem for a while, but the infrastructure still sucks. They can't lay a rail-line for crap (in complete fairness, it's not like the Republicans can either), and unlike China, they aren't enforcing solid and reasonably brutal punishments on contractors and associated bureaucrats for their failures. The bacon is not top tier. Of course, we educated types can drive, but some well-designed cities would be nice for a change. Maybe this is an issue that can only be solved nationally though, rather than through decades of local development.

    Replies: @nebulafox

    Soft power is underrated. If you are powerful and desireable, people will gravitate toward you and want to stay there. You can just remain silent: it’ll be more powerful than words. If you are just powerful, by contrast, you can force people to ally with you if you are sufficiently serious (and we’re not), but they’ll break away the moment your power slips. And things happen. It inevitably will, if not in your lifetime, then later. You always plan for non-ideal contingencies.

    Generally making other nations want to *be like you* is what you want. To this end, having a first-class high-speed rail system for people to observe is better than any amount of drones or hectoring NGOs.

    (This is a field where America has all the inbuilt advantages to excel in-and conveniently, Beijing’s biggest weakness. Speaks volumes that we can mess it up to the point where they are winning in much of the developing world, image-wise, even among people who deeply distrust the Chinese.)

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    @nebulafox


    Generally making other nations want to *be like you* is what you want.
     
    I do not want that as far as I know. Should I?

    Setting Canada aside (which grew up alongside the United States and thus bears a natural resemblance), nations that try to be like the United States end up aping all the stupid parts and skipping the good parts that make it great—or used to make it great—to be an American. At least, this is how it looks to me.

    Replies: @dfordoom

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @nebulafox


    Speaks volumes that we can mess it up to the point where they are winning in much of the developing world, image-wise, even among people who deeply distrust the Chinese.
     
    It's almost as if raining Hellfire missiles on weddings and cluster bombs on small brown children is a terrible foreign policy after all....

    Replies: @A123, @anon

    , @Boomthorkell
    @nebulafox

    Oh, the underlying reasons sure. I was just saying Democrats aren't really "better" for educated Americans. Here in Washington, they do not provide good services for the taxes they levy, they do not provide good infrastructure, and their greatest achievement in schooling recently was passing a Comprehensive Sexual Education reform that reads more like a manual for grooming children.

    Now, is this what the majority of King County want? Yes. Does that make them a good political force? No.

  27. @nebulafox
    @Boomthorkell

    Soft power is underrated. If you are powerful and desireable, people will gravitate toward you and want to stay there. You can just remain silent: it'll be more powerful than words. If you are just powerful, by contrast, you can force people to ally with you if you are sufficiently serious (and we're not), but they'll break away the moment your power slips. And things happen. It inevitably will, if not in your lifetime, then later. You always plan for non-ideal contingencies.

    Generally making other nations want to *be like you* is what you want. To this end, having a first-class high-speed rail system for people to observe is better than any amount of drones or hectoring NGOs.

    (This is a field where America has all the inbuilt advantages to excel in-and conveniently, Beijing's biggest weakness. Speaks volumes that we can mess it up to the point where they are winning in much of the developing world, image-wise, even among people who deeply distrust the Chinese.)

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Boomthorkell

    Generally making other nations want to *be like you* is what you want.

    I do not want that as far as I know. Should I?

    Setting Canada aside (which grew up alongside the United States and thus bears a natural resemblance), nations that try to be like the United States end up aping all the stupid parts and skipping the good parts that make it great—or used to make it great—to be an American. At least, this is how it looks to me.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
    @V. K. Ovelund


    nations that try to be like the United States end up aping all the stupid parts and skipping the good parts that make it great—or used to make it great—to be an American. At least, this is how it looks to me.
     
    Good point. What you end up with are superficial attempts to copy American pop culture, and often the worst of American pop culture. The most popular manifestations of any nation's pop culture are likely to be the most trivial and shallow.

    And even worse, you end up with superficial attempts to copy only the latest manifestations of American pop culture without any comprehension of the fact that American pop culture has been remarkably rich and diverse. And without any comprehension of the deeper roots of that pop culture.

    And of course without any knowledge or comprehension of anything American other than pop culture and the latest cultural fads being pushed by the American media and the American government, cultural fads that do not necessarily the deeper currents of American life.

    It would be liking trying to copy the Japanese but basing your attempts solely on the most recent anime movies and the most recent J-Pop. Anime and J-Pop do undoubtedly reflect some aspects of what it means to be Japanese but to understand the Japanese psyche you have to dig a lot deeper into their history and their broader culture.

    Most foreigners who try to ape American culture lack any understanding of the nuances and contradictions and complexities of what it is that makes Americans American. They're copying a caricature of America. That's not a good thing for those foreigners, and it's not a good thing for America in the long term.
  28. @nebulafox
    @Boomthorkell

    Soft power is underrated. If you are powerful and desireable, people will gravitate toward you and want to stay there. You can just remain silent: it'll be more powerful than words. If you are just powerful, by contrast, you can force people to ally with you if you are sufficiently serious (and we're not), but they'll break away the moment your power slips. And things happen. It inevitably will, if not in your lifetime, then later. You always plan for non-ideal contingencies.

    Generally making other nations want to *be like you* is what you want. To this end, having a first-class high-speed rail system for people to observe is better than any amount of drones or hectoring NGOs.

    (This is a field where America has all the inbuilt advantages to excel in-and conveniently, Beijing's biggest weakness. Speaks volumes that we can mess it up to the point where they are winning in much of the developing world, image-wise, even among people who deeply distrust the Chinese.)

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Boomthorkell

    Speaks volumes that we can mess it up to the point where they are winning in much of the developing world, image-wise, even among people who deeply distrust the Chinese.

    It’s almost as if raining Hellfire missiles on weddings and cluster bombs on small brown children is a terrible foreign policy after all….

    • Replies: @A123
    @The Wild Geese Howard


    It’s almost as if raining Hellfire missiles on weddings and cluster bombs on small brown children is a terrible foreign policy after all….
     
    Iranian al'Hezbollah uses weddings and children as human shields. It is terrible foreign policy and a war crime.

    The Lebanese victims of Iranian atrocities may finally receive justice. There are demands for an actual investigation into the Nasrallah-shima blast at at'Hezbollah Munitions Depot #12. Sociopath Khameni's orders & funding injured thousands and killed hundreds of innocent citizens. They even assassinated the Lebanese Christian Customs official who was trying to have the NH3-NO4 moved away from Beirut: (1)


    Michel Skaf, late Colonel Joseph Skaf’s son, writes that his father was “brutally assaulted and murdered in front of his house,” calls for a “true investigation.”

    ...while that much is clear about his death, many important questions surrounding it have remained, to this day, unanswered.

    These old questions were posed again by the late Colonel’s brother, Elias Skaf, in a recent interview with Al-Jadeed’s Tony Khalife, after the ammonium nitrate explosion boosted the momentum of Skaf’s suspicious case.

    Elias Skaf has been closely following his brother’s case from its early stages. What he said he noted from the beginning are the conflicting reports that three different doctors presented after performing Skaf’s post-mortem. While the forensic pathologist leading the operation claimed that the cause of death was heart failure, the other two insisted that Skaf was attacked prior to his death.

    What was more off-putting about the work of these doctors for Elias was the sudden change of mind that two of them had one day, after coming out of a private meeting called for by the leading pathologist.

    The two doctors, who were initially convinced by the evidence they had found, such as certain bruises on his body, that Joseph Skaf had been murdered, were suddenly stating that his death could have been “destiny,” i.e. by natural causes.
     

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.the961.com/lebanese-colonel-ammonium-nitrate-died/

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund

    , @anon
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Hyperbole aside, the day to day dripping of GlobalHomo is arguably a longer term damage. The US State Dept. is fully committed to draping the rainbow flag over the entire planet, so we get such absurdities as the attempt to intimidate the government of Uganda into legalizing homosexual behavior as a "human rights" issue. Various forms of bullying are used every day, from bribes to blackmail, etc. in the ongoing charge to make every country on the planet "progress" to the same point the US is reaching. It does cause resentment, and it is a bad idea.

    The situation within the Methodist church is instructive. While originating in England, Methodism has been wide spread across the globe since the 19th century. The North American churches are split over LGBT issues, and have been pushing to normalize homosexual marriage. In this regard the United Methodists of North America are just following the Church of England / Episcopalian lead. However the Methodist hierarchy does not have a single point failure, like the Roman Catholic or Anglican churches - there's no Methodist equivalent to the Pope or Archbishop of Canterbury. There is instead a convention, a gathering, and it's big.

    The world wide gathering of Methodists failed to approve such a gay-marriage motion 2 or 3 years back, because the African Methodist bishops flatly refused to go along. Attempts to bring them in line with monetary issues failed. Now the United Methodist church is going to split in 2022, and possibly this year, because upper class Methodists, mainly in the US, are demanding a policy that the majority of church members do not want.

    The African Methodists flatly refuse to endorse homosexual anything, they won't be bullied, they won't be intimidated, they won't be bribed. This has driven the progtards in the North American UMC a bit crazy, rather like the State Department bureaucrats. But the fact is, African Methodists would rather separate than try to get along with their own version of GlobalHomo.

    The same is true in the larger scale. A rather tiny elite in Europe and North America has set out to remake humanity in its own, warped, image. In the long run this likely will fail, but it will cause a lot of damage and harm a lot of people in the mean time.

  29. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @nebulafox


    Speaks volumes that we can mess it up to the point where they are winning in much of the developing world, image-wise, even among people who deeply distrust the Chinese.
     
    It's almost as if raining Hellfire missiles on weddings and cluster bombs on small brown children is a terrible foreign policy after all....

    Replies: @A123, @anon

    It’s almost as if raining Hellfire missiles on weddings and cluster bombs on small brown children is a terrible foreign policy after all….

    Iranian al’Hezbollah uses weddings and children as human shields. It is terrible foreign policy and a war crime.

    The Lebanese victims of Iranian atrocities may finally receive justice. There are demands for an actual investigation into the Nasrallah-shima blast at at’Hezbollah Munitions Depot #12. Sociopath Khameni’s orders & funding injured thousands and killed hundreds of innocent citizens. They even assassinated the Lebanese Christian Customs official who was trying to have the NH3-NO4 moved away from Beirut: (1)

    Michel Skaf, late Colonel Joseph Skaf’s son, writes that his father was “brutally assaulted and murdered in front of his house,” calls for a “true investigation.”

    …while that much is clear about his death, many important questions surrounding it have remained, to this day, unanswered.

    These old questions were posed again by the late Colonel’s brother, Elias Skaf, in a recent interview with Al-Jadeed’s Tony Khalife, after the ammonium nitrate explosion boosted the momentum of Skaf’s suspicious case.

    Elias Skaf has been closely following his brother’s case from its early stages. What he said he noted from the beginning are the conflicting reports that three different doctors presented after performing Skaf’s post-mortem. While the forensic pathologist leading the operation claimed that the cause of death was heart failure, the other two insisted that Skaf was attacked prior to his death.

    What was more off-putting about the work of these doctors for Elias was the sudden change of mind that two of them had one day, after coming out of a private meeting called for by the leading pathologist.

    The two doctors, who were initially convinced by the evidence they had found, such as certain bruises on his body, that Joseph Skaf had been murdered, were suddenly stating that his death could have been “destiny,” i.e. by natural causes.

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.the961.com/lebanese-colonel-ammonium-nitrate-died/

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    @A123


    Iranian al’Hezbollah uses weddings and children as human shields.
     
    Are they doing it in Boston or in Beirut?

    It is terrible foreign policy and a war crime.
     
    Yes but by which side?

    I am aghast that the country of my nativity and citizenship, the United States, has arrogated to herself the right to murder 400,000 hapless peasants on the far side of the earth. Aren't you?

    The guest lists of said peasants' wedding parties are hardly our concern, nor do I desire a blood feud with the citizenry of every third-world nation U.S. tactical missiles can reach.

    Replies: @A123

  30. anon[278] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard
    @nebulafox


    Speaks volumes that we can mess it up to the point where they are winning in much of the developing world, image-wise, even among people who deeply distrust the Chinese.
     
    It's almost as if raining Hellfire missiles on weddings and cluster bombs on small brown children is a terrible foreign policy after all....

    Replies: @A123, @anon

    Hyperbole aside, the day to day dripping of GlobalHomo is arguably a longer term damage. The US State Dept. is fully committed to draping the rainbow flag over the entire planet, so we get such absurdities as the attempt to intimidate the government of Uganda into legalizing homosexual behavior as a “human rights” issue. Various forms of bullying are used every day, from bribes to blackmail, etc. in the ongoing charge to make every country on the planet “progress” to the same point the US is reaching. It does cause resentment, and it is a bad idea.

    The situation within the Methodist church is instructive. While originating in England, Methodism has been wide spread across the globe since the 19th century. The North American churches are split over LGBT issues, and have been pushing to normalize homosexual marriage. In this regard the United Methodists of North America are just following the Church of England / Episcopalian lead. However the Methodist hierarchy does not have a single point failure, like the Roman Catholic or Anglican churches – there’s no Methodist equivalent to the Pope or Archbishop of Canterbury. There is instead a convention, a gathering, and it’s big.

    The world wide gathering of Methodists failed to approve such a gay-marriage motion 2 or 3 years back, because the African Methodist bishops flatly refused to go along. Attempts to bring them in line with monetary issues failed. Now the United Methodist church is going to split in 2022, and possibly this year, because upper class Methodists, mainly in the US, are demanding a policy that the majority of church members do not want.

    The African Methodists flatly refuse to endorse homosexual anything, they won’t be bullied, they won’t be intimidated, they won’t be bribed. This has driven the progtards in the North American UMC a bit crazy, rather like the State Department bureaucrats. But the fact is, African Methodists would rather separate than try to get along with their own version of GlobalHomo.

    The same is true in the larger scale. A rather tiny elite in Europe and North America has set out to remake humanity in its own, warped, image. In the long run this likely will fail, but it will cause a lot of damage and harm a lot of people in the mean time.

  31. @A123
    @The Wild Geese Howard


    It’s almost as if raining Hellfire missiles on weddings and cluster bombs on small brown children is a terrible foreign policy after all….
     
    Iranian al'Hezbollah uses weddings and children as human shields. It is terrible foreign policy and a war crime.

    The Lebanese victims of Iranian atrocities may finally receive justice. There are demands for an actual investigation into the Nasrallah-shima blast at at'Hezbollah Munitions Depot #12. Sociopath Khameni's orders & funding injured thousands and killed hundreds of innocent citizens. They even assassinated the Lebanese Christian Customs official who was trying to have the NH3-NO4 moved away from Beirut: (1)


    Michel Skaf, late Colonel Joseph Skaf’s son, writes that his father was “brutally assaulted and murdered in front of his house,” calls for a “true investigation.”

    ...while that much is clear about his death, many important questions surrounding it have remained, to this day, unanswered.

    These old questions were posed again by the late Colonel’s brother, Elias Skaf, in a recent interview with Al-Jadeed’s Tony Khalife, after the ammonium nitrate explosion boosted the momentum of Skaf’s suspicious case.

    Elias Skaf has been closely following his brother’s case from its early stages. What he said he noted from the beginning are the conflicting reports that three different doctors presented after performing Skaf’s post-mortem. While the forensic pathologist leading the operation claimed that the cause of death was heart failure, the other two insisted that Skaf was attacked prior to his death.

    What was more off-putting about the work of these doctors for Elias was the sudden change of mind that two of them had one day, after coming out of a private meeting called for by the leading pathologist.

    The two doctors, who were initially convinced by the evidence they had found, such as certain bruises on his body, that Joseph Skaf had been murdered, were suddenly stating that his death could have been “destiny,” i.e. by natural causes.
     

    PEACE 😇
    __________

    (1) https://www.the961.com/lebanese-colonel-ammonium-nitrate-died/

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund

    Iranian al’Hezbollah uses weddings and children as human shields.

    Are they doing it in Boston or in Beirut?

    It is terrible foreign policy and a war crime.

    Yes but by which side?

    I am aghast that the country of my nativity and citizenship, the United States, has arrogated to herself the right to murder 400,000 hapless peasants on the far side of the earth. Aren’t you?

    The guest lists of said peasants’ wedding parties are hardly our concern, nor do I desire a blood feud with the citizenry of every third-world nation U.S. tactical missiles can reach.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @A123
    @V. K. Ovelund


    Are they doing it in Boston or in Beirut?
     
    Based on the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Nasrallah-shima Blast.... They are a threat to children everywhere. They have no qualms about killing American children on U.S. soil.

    I am aghast that the country of my nativity and citizenship, the United States, has arrogated to herself the right to murder 400,000 hapless peasants on the far side of the earth. Aren’t you?
     
    I am aghast that prior Ayatollah held American diplomats hostage for 444 days. I am aghast that the current Ayatollah is still shouting "Death to America" today. Aren't you?

    Yes. GW made huge mistakes and Barack Hussein the Submissive was even worse. However, incoherent Iranian Revolutionary rage with the "U.S. Great Satan" predated both of them.

    Letting Sociopath Khameni win guarantees more dead Americans here in the U.S. Hopefully, the Iranian people will soon get rid of the Ayatollah and his Mullahs. Until then, containment is necessary to save lives.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund

  32. @V. K. Ovelund
    @A123


    Iranian al’Hezbollah uses weddings and children as human shields.
     
    Are they doing it in Boston or in Beirut?

    It is terrible foreign policy and a war crime.
     
    Yes but by which side?

    I am aghast that the country of my nativity and citizenship, the United States, has arrogated to herself the right to murder 400,000 hapless peasants on the far side of the earth. Aren't you?

    The guest lists of said peasants' wedding parties are hardly our concern, nor do I desire a blood feud with the citizenry of every third-world nation U.S. tactical missiles can reach.

    Replies: @A123

    Are they doing it in Boston or in Beirut?

    Based on the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Nasrallah-shima Blast…. They are a threat to children everywhere. They have no qualms about killing American children on U.S. soil.

    I am aghast that the country of my nativity and citizenship, the United States, has arrogated to herself the right to murder 400,000 hapless peasants on the far side of the earth. Aren’t you?

    I am aghast that prior Ayatollah held American diplomats hostage for 444 days. I am aghast that the current Ayatollah is still shouting “Death to America” today. Aren’t you?

    Yes. GW made huge mistakes and Barack Hussein the Submissive was even worse. However, incoherent Iranian Revolutionary rage with the “U.S. Great Satan” predated both of them.

    Letting Sociopath Khameni win guarantees more dead Americans here in the U.S. Hopefully, the Iranian people will soon get rid of the Ayatollah and his Mullahs. Until then, containment is necessary to save lives.

    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    @A123


    I am aghast that the current Ayatollah is still shouting “Death to America” today. Aren’t you?
     
    Of course not.

    Replies: @A123

  33. @A123
    @V. K. Ovelund


    Are they doing it in Boston or in Beirut?
     
    Based on the Boston Marathon Bombing and the Nasrallah-shima Blast.... They are a threat to children everywhere. They have no qualms about killing American children on U.S. soil.

    I am aghast that the country of my nativity and citizenship, the United States, has arrogated to herself the right to murder 400,000 hapless peasants on the far side of the earth. Aren’t you?
     
    I am aghast that prior Ayatollah held American diplomats hostage for 444 days. I am aghast that the current Ayatollah is still shouting "Death to America" today. Aren't you?

    Yes. GW made huge mistakes and Barack Hussein the Submissive was even worse. However, incoherent Iranian Revolutionary rage with the "U.S. Great Satan" predated both of them.

    Letting Sociopath Khameni win guarantees more dead Americans here in the U.S. Hopefully, the Iranian people will soon get rid of the Ayatollah and his Mullahs. Until then, containment is necessary to save lives.

    PEACE 😇

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund

    I am aghast that the current Ayatollah is still shouting “Death to America” today. Aren’t you?

    Of course not.

    • Replies: @A123
    @V. K. Ovelund



    I am aghast that the current Ayatollah is still shouting “Death to America” today. Aren’t you?
     
    Of course not
     
    How about the fact that the current Ayatollah and his minions are killing Americans. Does that trouble you at all?

    If you have a time machine and can undo past errors... Then going back and arranging for different circumstances is an option. Without a time machine, the facts include:

    • Decades of deranged hate aimed at the U.S.
    • An enemy willing to kill the innocent on American soil.

    I understand why you want to capitulate. However, as a sign of weakness, submission will have dire consequences. To a zealot, capitulation is a red carpet rewarding violence.

    How will your plan guarantee an end to decades of Iranian Revolutionary violence against America?

    PEACE 😇
  34. @nebulafox
    @Boomthorkell

    Soft power is underrated. If you are powerful and desireable, people will gravitate toward you and want to stay there. You can just remain silent: it'll be more powerful than words. If you are just powerful, by contrast, you can force people to ally with you if you are sufficiently serious (and we're not), but they'll break away the moment your power slips. And things happen. It inevitably will, if not in your lifetime, then later. You always plan for non-ideal contingencies.

    Generally making other nations want to *be like you* is what you want. To this end, having a first-class high-speed rail system for people to observe is better than any amount of drones or hectoring NGOs.

    (This is a field where America has all the inbuilt advantages to excel in-and conveniently, Beijing's biggest weakness. Speaks volumes that we can mess it up to the point where they are winning in much of the developing world, image-wise, even among people who deeply distrust the Chinese.)

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Boomthorkell

    Oh, the underlying reasons sure. I was just saying Democrats aren’t really “better” for educated Americans. Here in Washington, they do not provide good services for the taxes they levy, they do not provide good infrastructure, and their greatest achievement in schooling recently was passing a Comprehensive Sexual Education reform that reads more like a manual for grooming children.

    Now, is this what the majority of King County want? Yes. Does that make them a good political force? No.

  35. @V. K. Ovelund
    @A123


    I am aghast that the current Ayatollah is still shouting “Death to America” today. Aren’t you?
     
    Of course not.

    Replies: @A123

    I am aghast that the current Ayatollah is still shouting “Death to America” today. Aren’t you?

    Of course not

    How about the fact that the current Ayatollah and his minions are killing Americans. Does that trouble you at all?

    If you have a time machine and can undo past errors… Then going back and arranging for different circumstances is an option. Without a time machine, the facts include:

    • Decades of deranged hate aimed at the U.S.
    • An enemy willing to kill the innocent on American soil.

    I understand why you want to capitulate. However, as a sign of weakness, submission will have dire consequences. To a zealot, capitulation is a red carpet rewarding violence.

    How will your plan guarantee an end to decades of Iranian Revolutionary violence against America?

    PEACE 😇

  36. @V. K. Ovelund
    @nebulafox


    Generally making other nations want to *be like you* is what you want.
     
    I do not want that as far as I know. Should I?

    Setting Canada aside (which grew up alongside the United States and thus bears a natural resemblance), nations that try to be like the United States end up aping all the stupid parts and skipping the good parts that make it great—or used to make it great—to be an American. At least, this is how it looks to me.

    Replies: @dfordoom

    nations that try to be like the United States end up aping all the stupid parts and skipping the good parts that make it great—or used to make it great—to be an American. At least, this is how it looks to me.

    Good point. What you end up with are superficial attempts to copy American pop culture, and often the worst of American pop culture. The most popular manifestations of any nation’s pop culture are likely to be the most trivial and shallow.

    And even worse, you end up with superficial attempts to copy only the latest manifestations of American pop culture without any comprehension of the fact that American pop culture has been remarkably rich and diverse. And without any comprehension of the deeper roots of that pop culture.

    And of course without any knowledge or comprehension of anything American other than pop culture and the latest cultural fads being pushed by the American media and the American government, cultural fads that do not necessarily the deeper currents of American life.

    It would be liking trying to copy the Japanese but basing your attempts solely on the most recent anime movies and the most recent J-Pop. Anime and J-Pop do undoubtedly reflect some aspects of what it means to be Japanese but to understand the Japanese psyche you have to dig a lot deeper into their history and their broader culture.

    Most foreigners who try to ape American culture lack any understanding of the nuances and contradictions and complexities of what it is that makes Americans American. They’re copying a caricature of America. That’s not a good thing for those foreigners, and it’s not a good thing for America in the long term.

    • Agree: Audacious Epigone
  37. @Dumbo

    Who's Looking Out for You?
     
    No one.

    Democrat voters must be really stupid if 90% of them think the party is "concerned with their needs".

    Republicans are only marginally better at 73%. The right answer is "Neither".

    Also, I realize now that the litmus test has become Covid. If you're in favour of lockdowns, masks, tests, mandatory vaccines and the whole society-changing paraphernalia because of a stupid Chinese flu, them you're not to be trusted. The same goes for any opinion writer, including the columnists and bloggers at Unz.

    Therefore, I conclude that Ron Paul is the only American politician worth a damn (I'm not sure what's Buchanan's position on this issue, but probably wrong too).

    Replies: @Audacious Epigone

    It is encouraging that after Trump, the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the CPAC straw poll were Gov DeSantis of Florida and Gov Noem of South Dakota, probably the two most anti-lockdown active politicians of prominence in the country.

    • Replies: @A123
    @Audacious Epigone

    The Fake Stream Media is already trying to smear DeSantis, so we know who the DNC fears.

    I hope that one of the polling firms starts to include DeSantis in their line-up. In contrast to "Granny Killer" Cuomo, I suspect he will do well among Independents and even garner some support among Democrats.

    PEACE 😇

  38. @Audacious Epigone
    @Dumbo

    It is encouraging that after Trump, the 2nd and 3rd place finishers in the CPAC straw poll were Gov DeSantis of Florida and Gov Noem of South Dakota, probably the two most anti-lockdown active politicians of prominence in the country.

    Replies: @A123

    The Fake Stream Media is already trying to smear DeSantis, so we know who the DNC fears.

    I hope that one of the polling firms starts to include DeSantis in their line-up. In contrast to “Granny Killer” Cuomo, I suspect he will do well among Independents and even garner some support among Democrats.

    PEACE 😇

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