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I looked at all the people with more than a 2% chance of becoming US President in 2020 according to PredictIt. There are some patterns here. Biden: Hasn't Tweeted since April 19. Not a credible contender, but honorary mention goes to:
From "anti-extremism" researcher Anton Shekhovtsov who has no anti-Russian obsession whatsoever: That 74 page manifesto had one mention of Russia*. There were FOUR mentions of China, three of which were positive, and which he described as "the nation with the closest political and social values to my own." Now just to be clear China is... Read More
Here is Brenton Tarrant's manifesto. He comes off as a living repository of /pol/ memes. Personally, I think we need to punish the enablers of Far Right terrorism. Well past time the hateful anti-Semite PewDiePie was kicked off YouTube and Putler got more sanctions. EDIT 2019.03.18: Seems there is a concerned campaign to get the... Read More
I just had a look at the website of the Pittsburgh "Tree of Life" synagogue that Robert Bowers shot up. Here is what it has to say about Israel's borders: In other words, the outlook of their rabbis is identical to that of Julia Ioffe, who condemns Trumpists as anti-Semitic nationalists for their anti-immigration stances... Read More
So it looks like the British reaction to The Skripal Affair is assuming very serious proportions, especially with the most recent allegations that the nerve agent in question was Novichok. (Incidentally, it is a gas so potent - an order of magnitude more so than VX - that carpet bombing a middle-sized city with it... Read More
* Reports just coming in that there has been a terrorist attack in Manchester. Manchester a pretty well-off city, by the standards of the English North-West, though the city's penchant for hedonism has given the city the lowest female life expectancy in England. 16% of the population are Muslims. Not as vibrant as Luton or... Read More
Latest from Aftonbladet:
It's like the CIA/Mossad/Illuminati-financed Takfiri mercenaries, otherwise known as radical Islamists amongst sane people, have embarked on a marketing campaign in favor of a visa regime with Central Asia. A group of Islamists ambushed a pair of Russian policemen doing a routine vehicle check on a minibus in Astrakhan oblast. Eight men of apparent Kazakh... Read More
That is what one Dutch yoga teacher discovered when he tweeted about Moderate Muslim reactions to the Brussels attacks. This was rewarded with a visit from a literally PC PC Plod. Apparently, this is not a singular case but standing government policy, according to a Breitbart report from two months ago. Ma
(1) At this rate Mohammedans are going to carry Donald Trump to the White House atop a continuous blast wave. (2) I have some friends in Brussels. I hope they are safe. But not going to replace my Facebook avatar with a waffle even if it comes with a side of bacon. (3) Svidomites predictably... Read More
According to a fable often told by Russians themselves, there once lived two peasants. One of them had one cow, the other had two cows. The poorer peasant found a lamp, rubbed it, and out popped a genie, who proceeded to ask him if he wanted 5 cows. He refused and instead wished for one... Read More
I am too tired right now to compile all this into something more elegant than a point-by-point rant, so here goes: Some preliminary thoughts on the latest terrorist attacks that have claimed 128+ lives in Paris. (1) The usual cucks have wasted no time in making political hay of this tragedy Ezra Klein: "This tragedy... Read More
It was probably a bomb. Of course Islamic State has no significant AA capabilities over Sinai, but it is exceeding rare for airplanes - even ill serviced ones - to catastrophically break up in midair. According to Razib Khan's recent purview of PEW polls, 64% of Egyptian Muslims favor the death penalty for apostasy. Conservatively... Read More
A couple of Islamist terrorists, the brothers Kouachi, murdered a bunch of cartoonists. Another terrorist, Coulibaly, went on a rampage. All three ended up taking hostages. Counter-terrorists win! Within minutes, everyone had become an expert on Charlie Hebdo's work, and the typical and inevitably dreary debate began. Some said Charlie's cartoons were clearly, stridently Islamophobic,... Read More
After a long break, a new contribution to the Experts Panel: Western journalists have been in the business of dismissing Russian achievements and magnifying Russian failures ever since Putin drove them into a collective derangement syndrome - he even haunts their dreams, as recently revealed by the Guardian's Shaun Walker - so the preemptive besmirching... Read More
Is discussed at the other blog. To add a couple of things that are Russia specific: (1) We now learn that the FBI had interviewed the older brother at the bequest of an unspecific foreign government – almost certainly Russia. Tamerlan had visited it for 6 months in 2011. I wonder if he established links... Read More
Truly, if Willian Burns were to issue an anthology of his Moscow cables during his 2005-2008 ambassadorship, I'd seriously consider buying it. Just consider this cable from May 2006, on Chechnya's "Once and Future War", a nuanced US view of that conflict and the cynicism and corruption it engendered amongst all its parties. What struck... Read More
Anatoly Karlin
About Anatoly Karlin

I am a blogger, thinker, and businessman in the SF Bay Area. I’m originally from Russia, spent many years in Britain, and studied at U.C. Berkeley.

One of my tenets is that ideologies tend to suck. As such, I hesitate about attaching labels to myself. That said, if it’s really necessary, I suppose “liberal-conservative neoreactionary” would be close enough.

Though I consider myself part of the Orthodox Church, my philosophy and spiritual views are more influenced by digital physics, Gnosticism, and Russian cosmism than anything specifically Judeo-Christian.