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Everybody and his goat has weighed in on the election, so I will too. This will make no difference to Trump’s core followers, for whom he is a cult figure, or to those who detest him. The undecided may be interested.

Note how insubstantial Trump has been, pretending to be what he isn’t and claiming to have done what he hasn’t. Does no one notice? He has heavy support from Evangelicals. Ask him to name the books of the Pentateuch, or the second book, or what church he regularly attended, or ever attended, in New York. He was going to end the wars, but what war has he ended? To reduce the trade deficit, but it has grown. To get rid of all illegal aliens withing two years, but have they gone? To bring back factories from China and Mexico, but how many have returned? He is called a law-and-order President. Yet he hid, besieged, in the White House during the greatest eruption of lawlessness the country has ever seen, with a statue being pulled down across the street from his house. His handling of the virus? America remains hardest hit in the world, and it worsens by the day.

Trump, like all Presidents, has fulfilled the two critical jobs expected of him, protecting Wall Street and the military budget. What else has he done?

Almost nothing. All in good fun. But in the crucial field of international relations, he has been a disaster. I suspect that few of his followers in Flint and Gary study things beyond the borders. They should.

Here context matters. The US, or those who control the US, are trying to maintain American hegemony, or near hegemony, over the world. America has 600-800 military bases around the globe depending on what you regard as a military base. While many tens of thousands of America sleep on the sidewalks, while infrastructure crumbles, while standards of living fall and medical care is pricey but poor, the Pentagon always gets its budget. At the level of the White House, the Five-Sided Wind Tunnel, the arms industry, the important thing is to maintain the flow of money. And dominate the world.

Trump is the embodiment of this looking-for-a-fight attitude. Not good. He has surrounded himself with over-age Cold Warriors, with generals, with the pathologically aggressive hangers-on from think-tank Washington: John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, Steve Bannon, and minor squibs of like outlook. He has pulled the US out of the arms-control treaties, START, INF, Open Skies. He has pushed NATO against Russian borders. In the Legion halls of Idaho, this may seem virile, the sort of thing that John Wayne would do. Back the commies down. Show them who is boss. No. It is just pointless and dangerous.

Worse, there is a new kid on the block. China is growing. It behaves no worse than other countries, does not inflict on the world nearly the destruction and horror that the United States does, but it is growing. For Washington, this makes it not a competitor but an enemy. This is very much Trump’s policy. Don’t negotiate. Threaten. “Do as I say, or I will break you.”

Those favoring the continuance of Empire might note that, even at this, Trump has been a disaster. The First Rule of Empire is Don’t let your enemies unite. Trump, having made Russia and China into enemies (why?) has forced them to unite. This is—how shall I put it?—stupid. Russia and China are not natural allies. China is a crowded country with 1.4 billion smart, industrious people, rapidly growing influence, and a very long indefensible border with Russia. Russia has barely 146 million people, a comparatively static economy, vast empty lands with rich resources. The Russians may have noticed this. The two have had territorial disputes. This is not a marriage made, as we say, in heaven. Instead of playing them against each other, allying with one against the other, or leaving them the hell alone, Trump has forced them into close alliance.

This is Trump’s policy, in the sense that if it happens during his presidency, it is his baby, though it is fairly evident that Pompeo is Trumps brains and Trump is Pompeo’s enabler.

Then there is Iran, a geopolitical linchpin, having eighty million people, a large and competent military, and lots and lots of oil. Under the JCPOA, the nuke deal, the Iranians were posed happily to integrate themselves into the Western economy—buy hundreds of airliners from Boeing and Airbus, telecommunications gear, sell oil, have western companies develop its huge hydrocarbon reserves.

Then Trump pulled out of the treaty and, led by the egregious Pompeo, tries to starve the Iranians into installing a puppet government. Iran, seeing that the West is not friendly, turns to the East, allies itself tightly with Russia and China. Tehran and Beijing are about to sign a twenty-five year, multimanymuchoslotsa billion dollar development deal.

Three enemies, united, where none was before.

Fucking brilliant, Mike. Just fucking brilliant.

Then Trump had Soleimani, an Iranian hero, murdered. This doubtless played well with his partisans in Joe’s Bar in Chicago, being manly and decisive and making America great again. It was also idiotic, making Iranians even less likely to cave to American pressure.

The same counterproductiveness appears in his “trade war” with China, in fact an attempt to wreck China commercially and technologically. This is packaged by Trump as “standing up to China,” “deterring China,” “containing China,” but it might as accurately be called “encouraging the genie to leave the bottle,” or “asking for it.”

A quick example: Huawei was contentedly using Google’s Android operating system on its smartphones. Android and iOS, both American, dominated the world market for operating systems. Huawei, with the predictability of sunrise, responded by crash-developing its own OS, Harmony. With equal predictability and suddenness it will improve it, further grow its app store (HMS, Huawei Mobile Services) and, on a guess, encourage other companies to use it. It will be said that a new OS won’t work, can’t compete, will take decades, and all the things that are customarily said of things China does. Wait.

Trump’s result: A new and, likely, serious competitor to Google. Good job, Don.

There is more to come. Precisely because of Trump’s technology-denial policy, China has launched a massive program to make itself tech-independent. It will take time, but it will happen. Every time China develops a replacement for an American product, US companies will lose the Chinese market for it—and shortly face a competitor.

The root of the matter? With Trump the country elected an attitude, not a President. Truculence, bravado, and an in-your-face aggressiveness are no substitute for competence. Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he is blankly ignorant of history, geography, technology, the military. In Hawaii, when taken to the USS Arizona memorial, he didn’t know what it was. He has opined that the Spanish flu of 1917 (his date) influenced the end of WWII. It would be instructive for a reporter to ask him what countries border Iran, where one finds the Strait of Malacca, and why it matters.

The more enthusiastic of his followers seem to be equally ignorant and, worse, have no idea why a President should know such things. Is this how we choose Presidents, and the sort of Presidents we choose?

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  1. Daniel H says:

    Trump’s result: A new and, likely, serious competitor to Google. Good job, Don.

    And that’s a damned good thing.

  2. g8way says:

    Is Fred “Jet Possum” Reed related to Tokyo Rose? I thought Unz.com was oriented towards dissident or at least unconventional thoughts, but this article is as much vacuous Establishment anti-American gibberish as it gets. Anyone tempted to refute the nonsense in the article should probably first ask themself whether anything the author says is even worth reading, let alone refuting.

  3. Biff says:

    More Trump please.

    And stir…….

    • Agree: bomag, Agent76
  4. This chart is a good reminder why Trump should be re-elected.

    Suck it, Fred.

    Oh and Mexico’s doing worse on Covid when you account for their criminal undercounting of Covid deaths. When you have one of the lowest testing rates of any large country, then it’s easy to undercount.

    • Agree: Manfred Arcane
    • Disagree: TheTrumanShow
  5. This article would read fairly well if you would just replace all instances of “Trump” with “the US Feral Government”. You’re gonna blame the continuing stupidity of this huge Beast of a Government on the one man? Do you think he is King of America? He can hardly get anything done, which IS, BTW, partly his problem – the one thing you are quite right about is the stupidity in the President’s hiring of swamp creatures to drain the swamp. I don’t understand this myself but chalk it up to a lack of confidence in his own instincts.

    Commenter Bragadocious has already brought up the very encouraging numbers of admitted “refugees” that I have read on VDare, but there are other below-the-radar good efforts by the President regarding immigration. Of course, most of us have been disappointed quite a bit, but lately I’ve been more gung-ho – anyone interested, please read VDare’s “NYT Delivers Unintentional Endorsement Of Trump’s Immigration Triumph”. (Hey, didn’t you use to work there, Fred? You ought to at least keep up a bit.)

    Peak Stupidity points out “The Bad, the Good, and the Ugly” regarding the President and this election – see “The Bad”, “The Good”, and “The Ugly”.

    I honestly don’t understand why you’re so concerned with what happens to America anyway, Fred. You live in the great country of Mexico. Is it that everything disparaging you write makes you feel better about your decision to high-tail it down there?

  6. gay troll says:

    COVID came from Fort Detrick and Trump knows it.

    • Replies: @R2b
  7. Presidentially and socially we face two alternatives: an easy anesthetized slide into certain doom or a panicked descent kicking against the looming walls of our trap. Of course, that is not what either pretends to be, nor what the masses think they are.

    In the end I can’t tell a nickel’s worth of difference. If someone could guarantee that one alternative was more likely than another to end in nuclear holocaust than the other I would allow a difference, but I don’t see it. Which ever we “choose” this time, the pendulum will swing until a tipping point is reached.

    It would be nice to have a serious realist in the White House, but I don’t see the people voting for one. Maybe one will ride in on a white horse.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes, chris
  8. An excellent and accurate article. However, it should note that Biden’s history shows he will probably be worse. Despite his tough talk, Trump never started a new war, which is why the Deep State hates him. They teed up four excuses to attack Iran: the strange drone attack on a Saudi oil facility, the strange mines placed on a tanker, flying a drone over Iran that was shot down, and doing nothing when Iran fired missiles at American bases in Iraq.

  9. Those favoring the continuance of Empire might note that, even at this, Trump has been a disaster. The First Rule of Empire is Don’t let your enemies unite. Trump, having made Russia and China into enemies (why?) has forced them to unite. This is—how shall I put it?—stupid.

    This isn’t accurate, letting Russia and China unite was a notable feature of the Obama administration and probably goes back further than that. Remember the pivot to Asia? Remember Victoria Nuland handing out cookies at the Maidan? But you are absolutely right about Trump solely pushing Iran into the arms of Russia and China.

  10. Ricko says:

    There’s an unholy alliance of convenience between Russia and China. But, this rapprochement between these two rivals has less to do with the US then it has with Russia’s transition from Communism to Gangster State and China’s morphing from Maxist to Fascist Totalitarianism.

    China is Russia’s largest export market. In 2019 Russia exported goods worth almost 56.8 billion U.S. dollars to China. 56.8 billion dollars is an adequate excuse for cordial relations.

    Regarding the $100 billion Obama gave to Iran: the mullahs immediately started shipping this to Islamist terror groups around the world. Some of this cash would have found its way back to South America where Islamists have carved out a slice of the drugs trade. It’s fair to assume that Islamist drug profits will be used to finance terror against the US. Iran is the world’s biggest supporter of terrorism.

    To put a tin hat on Obama’s so-called treaty with them: Iran never actually signed it. And a donkey would kick you if you tried to convince him/her that Iran was going to desist from building a nuclear weapon under any circumstances.

    Google gets a mention in the essay. How about Google refusing to work with the US military whilst at the same time operating in China with Chinese partners where they are engaging in AI projects that have military application. In China all companies are legally obliged to share all their intellectual property, research and knowhow with the Chinese government. Which is synonymous with sharing it with the Chinese military.

    Google actually gives to the Chinese military what it refused to give to the US military.

    As for the rest of the essay where the author laments Trump’s aggressive stance towards Russia and China: The British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, in 1938, proved beyond doubt that appeasement doesn’t work.

  11. Thomm says:

    I recall a day in the recent past, when we witnessed and epic and ferocious battle.

    The formidable trio of Ron Unz, Fred Reed, and Chanda Chisala faced a swarming horde of 100 WN wiggers. Evenly matched at this ratio, the battle was lengthy, epic, and multi-front, since it spilled into multiple threads. Chanda Chisala in particular wielded a veritable battle axe of rhetorical might.

    This battle was analogous to the ‘300’ Spartans who held the much larger force under the Obama-like Xerxes at bay at Thermopylae. Except that instead of 300 there were just 3 over here. Ron Unz was a Leonidas of our times. Like Leonidas before him, Ron Unz built a wall of his enemies’ skulls.

    This battle was also analogous to a situation of Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli taking on the Orcs of Mordor. And they did not have the Army of the Dead to help them either.

    Many great hymns shall emerge from this battle. It was a battle for the ages :
    .

    [MORE]

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @GoodTwin
  12. Fred is right, Trump is a hee-haw Jackass who takes the prize for the dumbest, most delusional, most corrupt and most incompetent POTUS in all history.

    He’s run America into the ground with his failed trade war, his delusional (un)management of Covid-19 and all his damn fool gross stupidity. Just like his 6 failed casinos, his Trump University and his bankrupt listed company DJT.

    Everything just fail, fail, and fail. Even an Orangutan taken from the zoo would have done better as POTUS than him.

  13. Fred Reed is a venal, cowardly piece of filth who has forsaken America.
    He long ago sold out to the genocidal mafia that masquerades as a religion.

    Trump has already written his name on high just for the hidden enemies of America he has brought to light.

    F. you, Fred Reed. You are the Lord Haw Haw of your generation. I’d be a bit nervous if I were you.

    • Agree: europeasant
    • Disagree: Jokem
  14. Ghali says:

    Sorry, but to rewrite your comment, Trump, just like all his predecessors, has fulfilled the Three critical jobs expected of him: 1. Armed and expanded Jewish colonial fascism in Palestine, 2. Continue to protect the 1% (Wall Street) and 3. Increased U.S. military budget by continuing to sale arms to fascist regimes.

    • Agree: ivan
    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
    , @Jokem
  15. I’ll

    [MORE]
    pick Trump. You can’t possibly expect me to vote Biden,can you???

    • Replies: @Ugetit
  16. johnwho says:

    Breaking news! The NDP government has pretty much won a large majority in the British Columbia provincial election. Americans may find it somewhat disconcerting that according to the CBC election map Alaska has also voted NDP. Happy Days! We knew you guys would come around.

    • Replies: @A.K.Patal
  17. sue me says:

    I will take substance over style anyway. DJT is good enough for government work . He’s the one married to a super model half his age and has jets with his name on the sides btw…

    • Replies: @Jim Sweeney
  18. Curle says:

    Of the Arizona tour Trump asks “what is this a tour of” which becomes a subject of ridicule by John Kelly and now Mr Reed.

    However, as one who has taken that tour twice, this is an eminently reasonable question as it is far from obvious before one arrives at the memorial stuck in the middle of a lagoon what one will see once there. What one ends up viewing is a glass floor from which you can observe the underwater remains of the destroyer Arizona.

    Reed, you are a twit.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  19. Miro23 says:

    A quick example: Huawei was contentedly using Google’s Android operating system on its smartphones. Android and iOS, both American, dominated the world market for operating systems. Huawei, with the predictability of sunrise, responded by crash-developing its own OS, Harmony. With equal predictability and suddenness it will improve it, further grow its app store (HMS, Huawei Mobile Services) and, on a guess, encourage other companies to use it. It will be said that a new OS won’t work, can’t compete, will take decades, and all the things that are customarily said of things China does. Wait.

    Trump’s result: A new and, likely, serious competitor to Google. Good job, Don.

    And while they’re at it, Huawei could also develop a search engine to compete with Google. Uncensored search in English is another lucrative market niche.

  20. bomag says:

    It would be instructive for a reporter to ask [Trump] what countries border Iran, where one finds the Strait of Malacca, and why it matters.

    Then ask Biden to recite the alphabet and we can get a glimpse of the alternative.

  21. Thim says:

    Fred tells us “the virus”, as he calls it, is killing us and is getting worse by the day.

    Yet no one is sick.

    Fred is a dimwit.

  22. So basically Trump has been inadvertently wrecking the Amerikastani Empire.

    And that is a bad thing because?

  23. eggplant says:

    This is hands down the worst article I have ever read on this site.
    Even CNN or Politico or any other left wing site would reject it as sophomoric ravings.
    Why publish it? Is Fred Reed a “special friend” of Unz?

    • Agree: VinnyVette, sayless, Redman
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @TTSSYF
  24. meamjojo says:

    Great article! Classic Fred!!

  25. meamjojo says:
    @another fred

    It would be nice if there were unicorns also. Now step back into reality.

  26. meamjojo says:
    @Bragadocious

    SO you are making your choice based on a single issue? You’re a fool.

    • Replies: @bomag
  27. @Bragadocious

    “This chart is a good reminder why Trump should be re-elected.”

    Possibly. But by itself, it’s only a sub-category of all immigration-types admitted. One would need to see admissions for all types of significant immigration applicants to get a complete picture. H1B, and Green-Card, to name just a couple.

  28. Vojkan says:
    @Daniel H

    Except if the competitor is Chinese. It’s like replacing cholera with plague.

  29. The best part of Fred’s delusion is where he thinks there is some kind of competition between the Undeclared Soviets in America, and the Bolshevik state of China.
    Protocol 7 v 5: “We must compel the governments of the Goyim to take action in the direction favoured by our widely conceived plan, already approaching the desired consummation, by what we shall represent as public opinion, secretly promoted by us through the means of that so-called “Great Power” – the Press, which, with a few exceptions that may be disregarded, is already entirely in our hands. (Fred included?)
    In a word, to sum up our system of keeping the governments of the goyim in Europe in check, we shall show our strength to one of them by terrorist attempts and to all, if we allow the possibility of a general rising against us, we shall respond with the guns of America or China or Japan.”
    In the end, the most industrialised nation will lead, and Zion has moved all the world’s factories to China. While the Yankees yammer about Iran…

  30. Clyde says:

    Fred your columns are predictable. I barely skimmed yr latest. But lets admit that your lovely south-of-the-border existence with your lovely young (Senorita) wife and child exists via the US Gov’t checks you have coming in. Thanks Rebel Dissident Backwoods Squirrel Hunter Fred!

    I hope you have learned it, you sure have not earned it.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  31. Sean says:

    Truculence, bravado, and an in-your-face aggressiveness are no substitute for competence

    But such men often triumph, much to the chagrin of the wise and competent.

    • Agree: Kratoklastes
  32. Recently 2018, the richest 10 percent of American households held 70 percent of total household wealth, up from 60 percent in 1989. The lower- and middle-class saw “essentially zero net gains in wealth” over the past 30 years. Their share of total wealth went down to just 1 percent from 4 percent.
    When will the 90% of USA households be at 0 ?

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @ivan
  33. Phil4Phil says:

    Great article, Fred. “The root of the matter? With Trump the country elected an attitude, not a President. ” Damn sharp line.

  34. David J says:

    Yes, he is a blathering, bullshitting salesman who built hotels and had a reality TV show. But he didn’t start any wars. Bombed the odd airstrip, but that was about it. Who was the last President you could say that about? If he loses, strap in for more wars, possibly even the Big One. And as for China, before we get too awestruck about their economic ‘miracle’ — which was remarkable — note that their money supply (M2) is 2.5 times their GDP. $2.50 for every $1 they need for their economy. Why? To prop up a banking system that is a total Ponzi scheme. To say they have an internal debt problem doesn’t begin to cover it. Sure, it allowed them to build super fast trains and cities with no-one in them, but they can’t get Chinese people to consume because they are all desperately saving for health care. The public health care is dreadful. It was a miracle, sure, but full of holes (which makes it no less impressive).

    • Agree: ivan
    • Replies: @anonymous
  35. Fred highlights lots of problems, but I don’t see why the other two Presidents will be better at solving them. They certainly won’t be, because they don’t see them as problems.

    They will start more wars, they will ignore the trade deficit, they will bring in millions of immigrants, they will keep selling off manufacturing to cheaper places indifferently, and they will be indebted to their BLM fascists when in power, meaning violence will increase either way.

    They are for Empire, and they don’t keep to the treaties anyways – at least Trump is honest when he tears them up. It is, according to Al-Anfal 55-63 at least, up to those who get betrayed to tear up the treaties, and they should have long done so anyways.

    Killing Suleimani? Is there a bigger misstep that could have been done by the Empire, that cost so little in terms of human life to the ME, and actually improved the reputation of Trump with the crazies whilst making the wind down accelerate?!

    They will be for NATO, which will stop being an NA and will become a World Treaty Organisation.

    He sure ain’t perfect – he is a very weak or trusting manager, it seems – but he tries to move in the right direction often, even if he is prevented from taking even more than baby steps. The other two Presidents will march into the abyss whilst laughing at their awesome brilliance!

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @ivan
    , @anonymous
  36. The reason Trump forced Russia, China, and Iran into alliance is because America conducts its foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.

    • Agree: GazaPlanet, ivan
  37. Nodwink says:

    It doesn’t register much with Unz folk or the general public, but the defining moment of Trump’s presidency was his the response to the Pensacola jihadi attack. A total cuck, grovelling to the Saudis. Trump talks big, but is a total wimp.

    Biden doesn’t deserve to win, but Trump deserves to obliterated.

    • Replies: @onetwothree
    , @Albertde
  38. Fred is one of those guys who is so impressed with his own powers of perception that he never considers the possibility of improving his understanding. For years now he has launched his periodic broadsides against immigration realists and they are always the same. There is only one reason anyone could have for wanting to end the immigration epoch, according to Fred, hatred of Mexicans. You get the feeling he had some personal experience when he was in his 20s that had to do with a Mexican from which he drew his own view on immigration and from then on he could see no other aspect.

    Same with this piece. He writes like this is 1986 America and if the election doesn’t go our way well, no big deal. We’ll have another shot in four years. He just doesn’t grasp the seriousness of our predicament.

  39. Why was Trump elected in the first place, Fred? In a well-run country with real options, Trump would have been laughed at. When your rulers actively sell you out, hate you, and are in the process of replacing you, a Donald Trump is a realistic option. That is sad. What’s worse is that even after Trump’s election, the PTBs are doubling down on the treason and hatred of Americans. As bad as Trump is, what is the option? And what can one man really do?

    It’s too easy to just blame the situation on stupid Trump supporters, as if their votes created America’s problems.

    • Agree: Fred777, ivan
    • Replies: @Fred777
    , @bomag
  40. The more enthusiastic of his followers seem to be equally ignorant and, worse, have no idea why a President should know such things. Is this how we choose Presidents, and the sort of Presidents we choose?

    Dear FRED,

    With Israel and KSA peace treaty around the corner, you think that the Emperor Netanyahu will let Trump lose the election? Come on FRED you are smarter than that!

    Worst country as per the FAKE Covid-19 is Israel, as its economy is doomed. Netanyahu is enjoying the Peace with Arabs and the third lock down is around the corner. Everything has its price and as an American you should know that there is no free lunch. And, after this election, all the ills of USA will be blamed on Netanyahu and Israel, especially interfering in the US Elections.

    Ask yourself what benefits the Arabs countries are getting as they are lining up to make peace with Israel? None, nada, Zilch!

    Oh yes, they are doing this to please President Trump! LMAO…, ROTFL….

    Best regards,

    Mohamed

  41. GMC says:

    Well , like him or not – at least he was born in America. The last war criminal Prez – was Not.

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  42. kikz says:

    it’s been sloggingly slow and is far frm completion… i’d love it to run the E. side of Cali up to the Canuk border………. but hey Fred, why don’t you go to scale some of the 30′ vaporware WALL on your northern border?

    As to Ru…. clue me in, ‘hom’.. i’ve not heard anything out of Puti akin to Val Kilmer’s Doc Holiday… “Ed, what an ugly thing to say… does this mean we’re not friends anymore? You know, Ed, if I thought you weren’t my friend, I just don’t think I could bear it.” i think your summation is vaporware.

    i don’t like the damn yankee, who y, has to do biz w/the yid…. but do.. please proffer a viable alternative………if not.. STFU.

  43. GMC says:
    @Weston Waroda

    Absolutely, if I may add W W. Senator Obama heads to Donetsk, Ukraine on his way to ” inspect a nuclear site in Russia – 2005 { like he knows anything about that stuff } , with him is 35 million dollars, in order to De Arm the Ukraine military. Ukies don’t just take their kalashnikovs and send them to the metal cutters – their corrupt generals sold all the rifles, motors, and assorted other arms and kept the 35 million. This makes Neo Nazi’s much more stronger at the Maidan, which was delayed because of Yanukovych and his kleptocrazy regime. Thanks to the African born Obama and Joe the War lover – Ukraine to day is totally CIA,Mossad, Nato etc. We could dissect Libya and Syria but we would find the same Satanic World Order boys – Barrack and Joe – doing their thing for the Cabal. Oh – I lived in Ukraine 08 – 2014 and then had to switch residency – for obvious reasons. Spacibo

    • Agree: ivan
  44. Anon[421] • Disclaimer says:

    You have to give credit to Trump for stopping the anti white brainwashing AKA
    as ‘diversity training’ which was based on the white hating manifesto AKA ‘critical
    race theory.’ It turned out that under the radar big business and many parts of the
    government were forcing whites to repent for their racist attitudes and write forced
    confessions. President Trump gave the middle finger to that with much deconstructing
    still to come.
    I can’t fathom how a descendant of the illustrious Tidewater Reeds can
    turn his back on the accomplishments of his Anglo Saxon people.
    America began as a Protestant project which is why we are fortunate to have
    the most enlightened system of jurisprudence in the world. Say what you will about
    Trump’s brash New York City manner but at least he is a defender of Western
    Civilization. I most look forward to cleaning house at the DOJ & CIA if he wins.
    That and smashing Big Tech into a thousand pieces.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  45. @Ricko

    The Iranians in on the South American drug trade?

    best you google Chip Tatum to understand beeter who they would be cutting out of the deals.

    Where did you really think the CIA black budget comes from?

  46. What else has he done?

    Did I search wrong, or did the old Possum fail to mention making the USA even more of a bitch to a couple middle-eastern countries we should have disavowed decades ago.

  47. Trump’s result: A new and, likely, serious competitor to Google. Good job, Don.

    Dear FRED,

    What is wrong with competition? There is already anti-trust thingy going on by the Justice Department against Google, Facebook and so forth. FRED, who are the owners of these massive monopolies including Amazon?

    Empire building days are over, under the NWO each and every country economy is being strengthened. The first two benefices of this were Russia and China. Now, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mexico, Africa and so forth are being strengthened.

    Dubai is a size of a golf ball. It has population of 6+ million. About 4% are the citizens, and you can ask any of them if they are enjoying all this continuous construction and inflation. Who are the beneficiaries of this massive development?

    The Gulf countries majority population is not natives but foreigners, especially Indians. The Indians control each and every work place and they ensure the work places are full of Indians based on the caste system. The natives don’t even get jobs. Who are CEO of Microsoft, Google, IBM and so forth? FRED, ever heard of bell shaped curve? With One billion population, the outliers 1-2% are in millions!

    Under the C0vid-19, most of the foreigners are going back to their native countries. As we all don’t need this unchecked growth. Look at what is happening to Tourist, Airlines, Automobiles, Hotels, Manufacturing, Roads, Airports, almost everything which also includes the infrastructure. FAKE Covid-19 is godsend. Check out the infrastructure need in Dubai for these 6+ millions people.

    Small is Beautiful : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Is_Beautiful

    USA is not the World anymore, come out of your hole, and see what is happening around you, besides USA.

    Best regards,

    Mohamed

  48. @eggplant

    Fred Reed gets a lot of clicks, Eggplant. I can tell you that from the reads of my site via links here. That’s pretty much the only reason I read and respond. He does come up with an occasional winner column, maybe 1 in 10. It probably depends on what he’s been drinking. Is it worth reading the rest of his stupidity for that 1 in 10?

    Better than Commie Godfree Roberts, I gotta admit …

    • Replies: @meamjojo
  49. @TheTrumanShow

    Read the VDare article by “Washington Watcher II” I linked to, Truman. I’m not saying he’s done a quarter of what Campaign Trump promised, but it’s a better start than I would have thought, and Biden and successor Kamela will go hard-out the opposite way. They have flat-out told us that.

    There’s been some good success re the H1B lately. “Green card” is not a program but a process of naturalization. Don’t dole out so many visas – you don’t end up giving out so many green cards. As a VDare reader for a couple of decades, I can tell you that it is the go-to source for all things immigration. They are not allowed to endorse a candidate explicitly for tax-exemption reasons., but, you get the feeling whom they would vote for.

  50. @Bragadocious

    “Oh and Mexico’s doing worse on Covid when you account for their criminal undercounting of Covid deaths.”

    Indeed! Anything less than American-style overcounting is undercounting! It’s CRIMINAL! They should be put in jail! Or quarantined! I repeat myself!

    “When you have one of the lowest testing rates of any large country, then it’s easy to undercount.”

    When you test for the ubiquitous presence of viral fragments in people who are not sick, it’s easy to overcount. FTFY.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  51. Mikael_ says:

    I’m not sure I want someone like you lecturing us on morality, Fred.

    You’re basically stating over and over, that the US should strive to maintain its ‘Only Empire in the World’ approach (which it did since at least Clinton),
    but Trump is just doing it wrong.

  52. @Craig Nelsen

    Thank you, Craig. That was a great comment.

    I’ll add that I see some other big contradiction here as Fred chides President Trump about not getting so much of his plan to stop the immigration invasion done. Yet Fred’s been telling us that we are stupid for worrying about it. He’s been denigrating anyone who puts his own time and effort into the cause of keeping the country in one piece.

    Come to think of it, another piece of stupidity is Mr. Reed’s part about Trump causing Russia and China to be allied. WTH? Trump wanted to ignore the pretension by the Neocons (if they are serious it be even stupider) that Russia is still the USSR, our arch enemy. The MIC and Neocons blocked his rapprochement with Russia. President Trump’s attempt to end the completely unfair trade deal the sell-outs handed to China in the mid-1990s is one of his admirable efforts. Relations have become bad mostly due to that the Chinese don’t want a fair deal with trade. They are used to taking advantage of us in every way possible – even the Great Chinese Visiting Scholar Scam.

  53. Fred Reed claims to have a high IQ. But in reality if he does he has not developed the usage of it. It’s like he is 15 years old and not 75 ish. The president is in most cases a pure puppet figure. Trump has done much more in that he has exposed how the real power in the USA works. So instead of the ZERO we got from everyone else we at least got something. And that is no easy trick.

    But Fred Reed still seems to think politics and power works in the USA like he was taught in his hight school government class. Does he not realize that is what they teach so they can take advantage of your misaligned ideas?

  54. Drew says:
    @TheTrumanShow

    Total immigration is down from the previous administration. Does that work for you, or do you prefer Biden’s plan of amnesty and open borders, you ignorant troglodyte?

    • Replies: @TheTrumanShow
  55. antibeast says:

    Trump is a symptom of the disease which the author mistakes for the disease itself. That’s why Trump won in 2016 because the white masses who elected him needed to vomit their own existential angst against the System. The more petulant Trump became, the more love the white masses have for him because that’s how they feel against the System which has betrayed their own white interests.

    The author correctly points out that Trump does exactly what other US Presidents before him have done which is to promote the economic interests of the US Capitalist Class and the US Military-Industrial Complex, by cutting income taxes and increasing the defense budget, respectively. He also mentions Trump’s trade war and technology bans against China which has served more as a “canary in a coal mine” than anything else, hastening the pace by which Chinese companies have been diversifying away from the USA, since the GFC in 2008, including developing their own indigenous technologies which have given rise to homegrown tech giants like Huawei and TikTok. While Trump’s anti-China moves were driven by political self-aggrandizement, China’s response was driven by its economic self-interest, which explains its low-key approach to resolving its trade disputes with the USA.

    But the author missed something else which is Trump’s hostility to Globalist causes such as unrestricted immigration, outsourcing of manufacturing and services jobs, foreign wars, multilateral treaties such as the Paris Climate Accord, international institutions such as the WHO, trade deals such as the TPP and NAFTA, among others. His most glaring omission is to avoid any mention of Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops out of Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany as well as preventing another regime-change war against Iran.

    While his economic policies range from the patently mediocre (promoting “fracking”) to outright stupid (imposing tariffs), Trump’s biggest successes are in fact in the areas of US foreign policy in which he DID carry out his “America First” strategy which has endeared him to his white supporters but which has disheartened his enemies in the US Deep State.

    Of course, that’s exactly why his white supporters elected him in 2016 and why the US Deep State is doing everything it can to defeat him in 2020 because a second term of Trump would hasten the decline and fall of the US Empire.

    • Replies: @Chaco Cortes
  56. “He has pushed NATO against Russian borders.” No, after Reagan assured Gorbachev that NATO would not move an inch closer to Russia with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Bill Clinton moved NATO to Russia’s borders as a provocation, along with slaughtering Slavs and proving the inability of Russia to continue its traditional role as protector of the Slavs. This was followed by BUSH’s and OBAMA’s continuation of Color Revolutions to establish US puppets in former Soviets (and more NATO bases).

    The Biden/ Nuland-led Maidan Revolution in Ukraine meant that the per capita GDP dropped over half by deflecting the internal corruption into external Americans’ and American Ukrainians’ pockets. For calling out that US corruption and briefly holding up more weapons, money and provocation with Russia, Trump was impeached. Ukraine lost Crimea BEFORE Trump, and he was stymied from removing troops by a Congress who refused to accept him as an Elected President and Commander-in-Chief.

    While Trump has lots of issues, calling him out for doing exactly what the last three Presidents before him did, really undercuts the article’s message. Scapegoating Trump doesn’t change reality.

    • Agree: Curmudgeon
  57. Then Trump had Soleimani, an Iranian hero, murdered.

    Dear FRED,

    Three people who are claimed to be dead are not dead. One of them is the General Qasem Soleimani. Did you see how the Muslims rallied around Iran and Soleimani, especially the Shia Muslims. I had to remind all my Shia relatives that Soleimani is not a martyr in true sense of Shia sect. Yes, according to other Muslim sects, he is martyr. Did you see the images posted by the Iranians regarding Soleimani and Shia sect. Everyone was literally shedding crocodile tears!

    I had to remind my Shia relatives, the images posted were insulting to Islam and Imam Hussain (as), and most probably FAKE as he is not a martyr in true sense of Shia Islam. The majority dimwits got mad and angry with me. But the wise ones agreed with me.

    Though, the FAKE images made people rally around Iran and the flag en-masses!

    God bless President Bush, President Obama and President Trump!

    Best regards,

    Mohamed

    • LOL: FB
    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  58. aspnaz says:

    Trump is the embodiment of this looking-for-a-fight attitude.

    Wow, you have been asleep for the last four years? The antics of the Democrats and their female goddess seem to have completely passed you by. Just to fill you in on some basic detail, the Democrats (what an ironic name) have been waging battle after battle, you could call it a war, against the President because they just couldn’t accept the result of the last election. They felt they were entitled to the presidency. You say Trump is looking for a fight, the Democrats didn’t just look, they launched the war and lost.

  59. KenH says:

    We all know that Trump is bellicose and a blowhard but he said all the right things in 2015-16. My issue with Trump is his betrayals. He threatened to end birthright citizenship but never followed through. He was working with Tom Cotton to reduce legal immigration and end chain migration but gave up after less than a year. He should have ended AFFH shortly after taking office but didn’t do so until just two months ago. The list goes on.

    Another reason his administration wasn’t as successful as we all hoped is that he didn’t know how to staff a government as PCR feared and predicted. He thought he could just ride in to Washington and wing it and start barking orders it doesn’t work that way.

    Trump is not a visionary like Obama was. In order to qualify for Obama’s administration you had to think and see the world exactly like he did. Trump seems to get his jollies from hiring people who disagree with him and work to undermine his agenda.

    Now Trump is courting black nationalists like rapper Ice Cube while condemning white nationalists. This would be like Obama courting David Duke on a plan to help poor and working class white Americans.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  60. Not to single out Fred Reed but a lot of “serious” internet essays these days are crammed with question marks. It’s a cheap way to fluff out writing as if one is asking pertinent questions when it really means the author lacks facts to support their argument. The question is an accusation for other minds to argue for the author. Or more often, an insult wrapped in a question mark. It has to stop.

  61. Trump has given us three conservative SCOTUS’s justices. He has also exposed the deep state, the alphabet agencies, and the MSM for what they are. Evil anti American forces.
    And all the while, staving off three bullshit coup attempts and constant personal and political assault!
    And what better would we get from proven corrupt and dementia laden career politician Joe Biden Fred?
    Fuck you!

  62. @another fred

    I’m voting for the entertaining one. Politics is interactive theater. Was it George Carlin who said that if voting mattered they wouldn’t let us do it? No truer words. Plus I like the Melania fashion watch on Breitbart. Plus Biden will be out in a week, and the half Indian will be a naggy bore .

  63. @TheTrumanShow

    No. In the world of immigration, “refugees” are the vast world of bullcrap in the past wherein you claimed you are afraid to go back to your country and were let into the US for endless immigration hearings should you bother to show up at all or more likely just disappear. It was the mechanism for squatting on the US for decades… claiming asylum. You get work authorization from it and that’s all you want really. Then you will get the fkin amnesty. So stopping this catgegory is the most important thing.

  64. @Jon Halpenny

    BRICS began back in Obama days. More importantly its inception was due to crippling Russian sanctions due to the bogus Magnitsky Act, which was passed during the W. Bush reign. BTW do you know who sponsored the act in Congress? McCain, Biden, and Obama. All are/were Zionists and Necon approved.

  65. Fred777 says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    The Trump rage crowd refuses to understand this.

  66. Everybody and his goat has weighed in on the election, so I will too.

    In order of interest:
    1. Everybody
    2. Goats
    3. Fred Reed

    And with this firmly established, next time I’ll read the goat’s opinion instead.

  67. bomag says:
    @meamjojo

    Well, some issues eclipse all others.

  68. Fred, you’ve gotten snake-charmed. The mass of institutional leftism represents the cool kids, and that exerts a lot of psychological pressure on you. The jocks and cheerleaders appear to be hip, and here you are, all not-hip and wishing you could be.

    And I get it that, as a man gets older, it can feel increasingly futile to resist them. A man wants to feel like he’s gotten squared up with the world before he checks into that great Hotel California in the sky. Institutional leftism has that ineffable aura of inevitability about it, giving it the look and feel of something you’d better join before your expiration date lapses.

    But I have to tell you, as a fellow traveler in age and advancing decrepitude, that if you’ve ever been uncool — which you are — then you can never become cool after that. Not if you profess love for whatever the cool kids love, and not even if you hate everything the cool kids hate (like Trump and Evangelicals). It’s rather like the theological category of the non-elect. If you weren’t chosen cool from the foundation of the world, then nothing of this world can change that. You’re simply not cool, never were, never will be, and that’s an immutable fact settled (as it were) in the heavens from eternity past.

    This being so, it’s better not to start sucking up to them now. Doing otherwise just looks craven, which is repulsive to the jocks and cheerleaders and just sad to your friends.

    • Agree: Jim Bob Lassiter
  69. bomag says:
    @GomezAdddams

    When will the 90% of USA households be at 0 ?

    Soon.

    And it will quickly move on to negative territory.

    The ninety percent must take on more and more debt to support the aristocrats in the style to which they have become accustomed.

  70. Bob P says:

    Hard to gainsay any of this but the bottom line is Trump is still a thousand times better than the alternative.

  71. Trinity says:

    Hmm, as disappointing as Trump has been, and believe me, he has been a disappointment, he is the best President in my lifetime of 59 years. Of course, given the list of empty suits that we have been given as our leaders over the last 59 years, saying Trump is the best of the lot is not saying much. Honestly has America elected a decent man to hold the office of POTUS in the last 120 years?

    At the very minimum Trump has exposed the FAKE MEDIA, hell, that is more than the others ever did while in office because as we all know the American people have been lied to by the Jew Media for over 100 years and counting. IF anyone can come up with reasons why anyone from JFK to Obama were better for America than Trump, I am all ears. Personally, I give Trump an overall D on his report card while the others I give a flat F. Do Whites really want a Biden/Harris Presidency? I voted Trump, again. No REAL choice as usual.

  72. @Craig Nelsen

    Well said. Fred and his cholo loving buddy Ronnie Unz, live in a world of immigration that doesn’t exist. Immigration is poverty from all over the world now– it isn’t even the better off Mexicans that Unz loves and Fred lives with. It is from the poor shiftless parts of Central America. Can we just open the border to people who will need welfare from around the world, endlessly? WTF do they think endless immigrants are going to do in a country like the US that can’t provide jobs for them?

  73. Hey Fred, why not join Pat B. in retirement; he can give you enough money to live on, while you amuse him with your ‘thoughts’.

    Both of you need to go; NOW!

  74. Trump has done the best he could under the circumstances.

    (1) On foreign policy:

    No new wars is a pretty damn big accomplishment considering that the Washington establishment wanted military conflict with Russia, Venezuela, North Korea, Syria, Iran… The list goes on.

    Not for nothing is he nominated for a Peace Prize four times.

    (2) On trade:

    At least he challenges the US position of massive trade deficits. On this he is almost alone.

    (3) On law and order:

    “Yet he hid, besieged, in the White House during the greatest eruption of lawlessness the country has ever seen”

    And here I have to call Fred Reed a lying liar who lies a lot. The destruction of summer of 2020 was not 1/1000 of the destruction of the 1960s after MLK was killed. The physical destruction of DC was basically nil. Not a single building was destroyed and just a handful of small shops were destroyed nationwide. Trump actually stop the riots everywhere and they were mainly just noise. Fred would know that if he were actually in the country he speaks of.

    During the 1960s, many blocks in every major city were burned and destroyed.

    To me the problem isn’t Trump. The problem is worthless establishment types including ‘conservatives’ who undermine him instead of supporting his correct and popular positions. Trump has to shout and dish out fury when he fights almost alone for the American people.

    What is a conservative to do? Let’s compare with the previous standard bearer, Mitt Romney. He has done nothing but ATTACK conservatives for the past decade. He marched with BLM as they wanted to wreck everything. He, like most establishment conservatives wants endless wars, couldn’t care less about our borders, and has basic contempt for conservative voters. The Bushes, McCain? What is a conservative to do?

    But more, look at the alternative. The left now just hates America and white males who have been its foundation. They want to lock down the country forever. Criminals should be released without bail and anyone dissenting from their dogma should be punished. Socialism and national decline. Plus, war with Russia. Hatred of beauty, intelligence and success. Embrace of a genuinely senile man. Unaccountable corruption.

    • Replies: @nsa
  75. bomag says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    Agree.

    If the Obama — Biden — Kamala Harris type of rule had any kind of fundamental soundness, Trump would get no traction at all.

    I recall Fred Reed complaining plenty about the other side’s policies: giving away too much to foreign countries; pandering overmuch to minority complaints; enabling corporate overreach; etc.

  76. @bomag

    And make sure both aren’t wearing an earbud.

  77. TTSSYF says:
    @eggplant

    Totally agree. It is a childish rant, complete with the use of “fucking,” not just once, but twice.

    • Agree: acementhead
  78. @The Grate Deign

    Apparently Fred took my misguided advice on his most recent visit back home to get all of his Federal retirement and healthcare benefits tidied up for maximum utilization and get his bi-national last will and testament in order and then took Violet across the mountains to Floyd, VA to visit with the old hippies and feed Violet at the Mexican taco joint.

    • Replies: @The Grate Deign
  79. @Jon Halpenny

    The reason Trump forced Russia, China, and Iran into alliance is because America conducts its foreign policy for the benefit of Israel.

    Zionist plans for World Domination.

  80. The root of the matter? With Trump the country elected an attitude, not a President.

    Outstanding essay, Fred, and much of the reaction to it confirms it’s validity.

    I only have a petty disagreement with this one observation:

    Russia and China are not natural allies.

    All countries, in civilization and decency, are natural allies. It’s only predatorial interests of states that upset this natural human alliance.

    • Replies: @acementhead
    , @Jokem
  81. @Nodwink

    Not one rational person would ever give a single flying eff about that.

  82. AKINDLE says:

    Trump is revolting. His whole presidency is pandering to blacks. Maybe he should wipe the black semen off his mouth sometime. He is a rich trust fund kid that doesn’t have morals and hasn’t done anything. I will sit out this election.

    • Replies: @Dr. Charles Fhandrich
  83. A.K.Patal says:
    @johnwho

    What is going on johnwho? It was only yesterday that you were disparaging Justin Trudeau the Liberal leader and Jagmeet Singh the NDP leader, and by omission were supporting Erin O’toole the Conservative leader. O’toole is by far the worst politician in Canada. He took his picture with the Israeli flag and is on the record for saying, “I am with Israel yesterday, today and always!”

    That pretty much exposes where your loyalty lies

    • Replies: @johnwho
  84. Uncle Al says: • Website

    Fred,

    Many are the times I have admired your lucid inclusive audacious mentality, your deep vast knowledge of the real world in all its varied manifestations.

    Engage it all, then post an apology for this post.

  85. All the potus have been under zionist control since they had JFK assassinated and then came the zionist/Israeli and traitors in the ZUS government attack on the WTC on 911 and this was blamed on the Arabs and gave the zionists the excuse to destroy the middle east for Israels greater Israel agenda, using the ZUS military and AL CIADA and MOSSAD and MI6 created mercenaries to to the destruction and the killing.

    Trump is just another in a long line of zionist puppets and Biden is the same and the one ie the libertarian Joanne Jorgensen who is against these wars, is ignored, and the beat goes on.

  86. Nobody gives a shit in Joe’s Bar in Chicago about the killing of the Iranian general but you may want to check the bars in Tel Aviv to see if they’re rejoicing…

    Now enough about China… there are plenty of other sycophants on unz.com without you joining in. Stick to defending wetbacks which suits you naturally and it’s more palatable.

    As to Russia and China: first, you outline Chinese population treat to Russia and then second, you breathlessly claim they’re boon companions… so, which is it?

    Lastly, I noticed that the one group which has most benefited from the orange man presidency while undercutting his nationalist credentials which would help traditional Americans isn’t even mentioned in the article… no names or hints. What gives?

  87. AndrewR says:
    @g8way

    You MAGAts are a blight on this site. Go back to Breitbart where you can be among your comrades who share your fantasies about having passionate sex with Donald Trump

  88. AndrewR says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    It wasn’t “the federal government” who ordered the murder of Soleimani. That was your beloved president.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  89. nsa says:
    @DanHessinMD

    “Trump has done the best he could under the circumstances”
    Trumpstein has done the best he could under the circumstances for the tribe…..fixed it for you. But the tribe is a hard master to please and did not get the promised war with Iran so the jew has decided to move on to an even more agreeable host, selecting Joe Depends to further tribal wealth, influence, and security. As Donnie the DumbFuck is reviled by 60% of the populace, it may not even be necessary to rig the electronic gaming…er voting machines in backwater pissholes like PA and OH. Joe Depends will be installed the next President of your Jewnited States. It is a done deal…….

    • Replies: @DanHessinMD
  90. @Ghali

    I was disappointed Fred never mentioned the “Irish” for whom the whole foreign policy establishment of the USA works.
    Much afraid, Fred?

    • Agree: ariadna
    • Replies: @A.K.Patal
  91. @Clyde

    As a patriot, he has earned it many times more that you, armchair warrior. He’s slowly losing his eyesight due to injuries suffered in Vietnam.

    • Agree: John Achterhof
  92. It would be instructive for a reporter to ask him what countries border Iran, where one finds the Strait of Malacca, and why it matters.

    The more enthusiastic of his followers seem to be equally ignorant and, worse, have no idea why a President should know such things.

    Ok, Fred, since both of these areas are in Asia and do not border the United States at all, tell us how anything that happens there is any business of the US government or responsibility of the American taxpayer? You may not use “best friend in the Middle East”, “terrorism”, “Israel”, “Saudi oil” , “free trade”, “Freedom of the Seas”, or any variation of “policing the world” in your answer.

    Fred, would you personally have been better off if JFK and LBJ had not had a clue where Viet Nam was?

    • Agree: bomag
  93. @Thim

    There Is no Covid and There Is no Pandemic: There Is Only Deception and Tyranny

    By Gary D. Barnett

    October 24, 2020

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/10/gary-d-barnett/there-is-no-covid-and-there-is-no-pandemic-there-is-only-deception-and-tyranny/

    …it is very clear in that it exposes the absolute fraud involved in attempting to cover up that no real isolation or proof that SARS-CoV-2 exists has ever been accomplished.

    The entire process was a scam, just like the virus is a scam. Of course, none of this is about any deadly virus; it is only about using a make-believe virus as an instrument of fear in order to gain mass compliance so as to achieve the total submission of billions of people.”

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  94. Trump has his flaws. He has certainly gotten a lot of awful advice over the last four years.
    But we have a choice to make.
    Trump or Biden.
    Trump may not know where the Strait of Malacca is.
    But Biden doesn’t know where HE is. Or what office he is running for.

    • Agree: follyofwar
  95. Seems like ‘Fret’ lacks some fundamental understanding of DaDeepState – just for starters.
    He assumes that DaPres can just issue an EO and voila – all is well.
    Fret – and most of us delusional instant fixers – have never dealt with a multi-headed monster like DDS. We’re just victims of it because we slept while it developed for about 200 years.
    As I said to my dear wife just this morning, if we think that any president can straighten out DaFeakingMess we allowed to develop – http://www.crushlimbraw.com – we’re just as dumb as Fret!
    Trumpslide 2020! But we ALL better get our act
    together to BEGIN the process to restore Western Civilization. It will be one family, one church, one community at a time.
    If you’re not up to it, go back to your stupid soap box – expecting DaPres to do what you and I neglected – for our entire lifetime.
    Get to work or STFU – this ain’t just about politics – if you don’t understand that, you’re part of DaProblem!
    Don’t get me started!!

  96. @Under The Bridge

    Ok, you’re a Covid hoaxer. Fine.

    But before you go running your mouth about something you know nothing about, reporters on the ground in Mexico have counted excess mortality in 2020 and found big discrepancies between AMLO’s reported Covid deaths and actual stiffs in the morgue.

    Of course you might say the cartels are responsible for excess deaths, as they rampage through drug treatment facilities and discoteques. But the reporters already thought of that. AMLO’s lying. And he’s pretty much a Covid hoaxer too — but from the left!

    • Thanks: Adûnâi
  97. Heymrguda says:

    When reed posts a column now I find it’s easier to skip directly to comments.
    Used to like reading both his material and Eric margolis. Both are now boring and predictable.

  98. @Thim

    Wait until Thim, a quarterwit, gets sick. The quarterwits won’t read (and couldn’t understand, anyhow) what I suggest below, but others might read and understand:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54648684

    • Replies: @Rogue
    , @Thomasina
  99. Today, Sunday 25 October 2020, is SAINT CRISPIN’S DAY, a time when all of us true “Band of Brothers” can celebrate that we are still alive after serving in a far off, distant, controversial, and unpopular foreign war in the old Republic of Viet Nam, for our own beloved United States of America!

    (i.e., being a “STAR WARS” movie fan, I love telling folks I was fighting for “the old Republic”!)

    And PITY those cowardly slacker girly-men who refused to answer the call, but somehow found ways to avoid military service during that time of crisis.

    Just imagine the self-torture of their conscience, especially if their sons should ever question them about it.

    “We few , we happy few, we Band of Brothers!

    • Thanks: Rich
  100. ANONymous[141] • Disclaimer says:
    @Daniel H

    The solution is simple.
    Bomb to dust this shithole so called israel.
    Everything else it will fall in place

  101. Fred only completed what should have been the first half of his essay on the looming election. I kept reading and waiting for him to mention the bleak alternative of Biden/Harris, (or is it Harris/Biden?). It didn’t happen. Then it ended.

    It was just another Trump hit job, which you can find any day in the criminally one-sided mainstream media. I know that Fred is a great writer (or at least, like Buchanan, he once was). It’s as if he copied and pasted the daily propaganda vomiting forth from the NYT, the Washington Post, or any of the three legacy networks (CBS, ABC, NBC). Fred’s TDS is blatant.

    • Replies: @Armoric
  102. Sean says:
    @Ricko

    The British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, in 1938, proved beyond doubt that appeasement doesn’t work

    Roosevelt declared war on Germany in 1939, did he? No it was Chamberlain, and he did that despite expert opinion that London would be leveled in the first six weeks of the war.

    Because China is economically more dynamic or at least has economies of scale that means peace favours China over America, eventually America will fight China. Russia hopes to stay out and reap the benefits, but trying that pass the buck strategy did not work out for Stalin in 1939.

    • Replies: @Ricko
  103. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    It’s true that foreign policy is not being paid attention to. The so-called debates skipped over that and dwelt on who was, or would have been, better at handling Covid and other such domestic issues. The American people aren’t particularly aware that there is such a thing or that there’s a world outside of their bubble. They don’t care about foreigners. Would Clinton then or Biden now be less bellicose? Probably not except they both seemed to be spoiling for a fight with Russia whereas Trump seems to want to hit China and Iran. All of it potentially a disaster, either way. What would president Harris do? Trump hasn’t delivered on many things but what would Clinton have brought us? Not a lot of choices for us here in the US; either Trump or white-hating Harris. Which will it be?

  104. @AndrewR

    That’s true. Read the whole thing, Andrew. Almost all of it is a documentation of the stupidity and evil of the US Feral Gov’t. Were Campaign Trump really in charge, there wouldn’t be anyone over there to murder this Soleimani. Like I, and admittedly, Fred Reed too said, this guy has the completely wrong people working for him.

    He’s not beloved to me, either. You make a stupid assumption here, just as Fred Reed does. We are not all enamored with the guy. Everyone knows he’s a blabbermouth and bullshitter. However, he actually does care about the American people, and has tried (with some success, as I pointed out wrt immigration – see the VDare article). That is a whole lot more than I can say for the rest of them!

    Vote Trump! Slow the decline! (That’s about the size of it.)

  105. S Martini says:

    While I would disagree with some of Fred Reed’s contentions, I greatly appreciate his contribution.

    I very much dislike personal attacks and much prefer replies that are focused on substance and argument.

    Thank you Ron Unz for keeping Unz Review a unique platform for intellectual curiosity.

    • Agree: Mark G.
  106. Al0t of what you said here is correct, but what is the alternative dementia Joe who will be a rubber stamp president for real power behind the scene?
    Our decline and China’s rise to some extend are inevitable and not much can be done about it. The best someone can do is just to slow down the process and make it last a little longer. Collapse of America will be a nightmare worse than Mad Max movies and most sane people do not like to see it in their life time!

  107. M5959 says:

    I generally like Fred’s columns but this one is obviously colored by his misconceptions about National Defense and Security. He would more than likely pile me together with his disdain for military men and women and our interest in the National Defense. Fred is an armchair general himself thinking that his service and his “experience” makes him reliable enough to make such pronouncements that Mike Pompeo is an idiot. Frankly, I think what SECSTATE has done has put China, Russia and Iran on the obvious defensive and rightly so. Russia was a shell and collapsing state when it had its grandiose picture of itself when it was part of the USSR and it couldn’t control its satellite states that frankly hated Russian hegemony.

    As for our world dominating hegemony it is vital and that’s the importance of the attitude Fred. It also goes to our exceptionalism. You see Fred our founding documents and our way of life are simply better than the rest of the world. The other sides “attitude” is to appease like the idiot Chamberlain prior to the war that the Third Reich started. I personally like the President’s attitude because it sends the message that America wants peace, America will not be bullied by China, or Russia or the terrorist imposing Iran. President Trump sends the message of strength and has ended wars especially that little problem in Syria.

    As for being worried about Iran let me tell you Fred that we could roll up that turd of a country in hours.

    As for China they are dependent upon our economy and will fold like a cheap suit if pressed. We are just starting to press them.

    China’s military is large but we handed their ass to them in Korea and they remember it to this day. We can track and kill all their surface combatants especially in the straits of Malacca. They know it and the Chinese shake in their cracker jacks.

    Getting back to attitude I think your overwrought simplistic meandering diatribe sends an anti-American message typical of an expat that thinks he knows everything. I think you couldn’t carry Mike Pompeo’s jock.

    • Replies: @Sean
  108. Why pick on Trump? He’s clearly the lesser evil.

  109. M5959 says:
    @Bragadocious

    absolutely on target. For a Marine Fred really pisses me off. anti-American jackass.

  110. Bill99 says:

    And the alternative to Trump is what? Sadly, your opinion of Biden will not arrive in time to make a difference, but surely you wouldn’t vote for that corrupt sack of shit and his mutt pretender?

  111. @antibeast

    Why the obsession with pigment?

    • Replies: @antibeast
  112. Fred Reed doesn’t get it. If Trump wins the Presidency a second time – and it seems to me there is a decent chance he will do so – the deciding voters will not be those who think Trump has been or will be a good President but those, like me, who think that the alternative to another Trump term will be something unimaginably worse.

    • Agree: Escher, ariadna
  113. M5959 says:

    I’m one of the those overage Cold Warriors plus a couple of hot wars. Suck it Fred. Your analysis sucks as does your attitude. President Trump is one of the most clear eyed Presidents. I could give a damn about his lack of knowledge on certain subjects. He doesn’t need to be as nuanced as Obama who gave away money and our power and shat upon our country. Here are some attitudes I like about President Trump and Mike Pompeo:

    Love of Country
    American First
    End wars-he did END wars moron
    Build the military
    Protect and Uphold the Constitution-ALL OF IT

    Why don’t you shut your pie hole Fred and go eat more beans and rice in crappy Mexico.

  114. All this is true.

    However I seem to have an experience you lack. And because you are not stupid I do not need to show you more than this, you’ll figure it out, wont you?:

    Twitter Nukes Alleged Hunter Biden Sex Tape After Letting Borat-Giuliani Sex Scene Trend

    Twitter did nothing when that “compromising” photo of Rudy Giuliani with his hand down his pants leaked earlier this week, but now that the shoe is on the other foot…

  115. @Carlton Meyer

    I thought his handling of the Syria pretext was pretty creative too.

    I kept waiting for Trump to take the bait throughout the past 4 years. He never did and that’s why I will vote for the Republicon for the first time in my life.

  116. Dasdbill2 says:

    Fred, you make it all sound so believable. In fact, I agree with your depiction of Trump. So what choice does that leave me? Vote for a 47-year-denizen of the Swamp who will predictably sell us all out to China? Which is better – the old, familiar swamp or a swamp partially in upheaval? I plan to vote AGAINST Biden. Anybody but Biden. ABB with a new meaning (used to be anybody but Bush). That means Trump, and more of his arrogant, boisterous, bluster for 4 more years. OK. I can live with that.

  117. Dr. Charles Fhandrich [AKA "anonymous"] says:

    Are you still “writing” about the problems of the U.S. from Mexico Mr. Fred ? Don’t worry about the U.S. Worry about the country you decided to live in. What’s your ultimate goal anyway, to have the U.S.turn into Mexico so you can come back here??.

  118. The reality is Trump is a cult figure to like 10% of the population. But the majority of those that support and Vote for him is because the alternative is so horrible. Had the Democrats ran a JFK POLICY Democrat, I would have voted for Him vs Trump. But that would also meant the Democrats would have had to turn conservative. JFK today would be Far right of both the Democratic party AND the Republican party.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman, Rich
  119. sally says:
    @Daniel H

    I don’t that that Google evert had a competitor, Trump’s challenge to Huawei was an attempt to do just that block global monopoly power from exploiting the American market place. because I guarantee you anything Google can do, the Chinese can do better.

    Breaking the Oligarch possession of the USA governed American domestic marketplace was the result.
    Splitting monopoly power some competition can develop was the result.

    Oligarch own the American Market place. By Rule of Law created monopolies (copyright, patent) and by private standards associations mostly funded by these Oligarch and by the public treaties these Oligarchs manage allow those who produce nothing, to have total possession and control of access to the marketplace in every nation in the world, and also to have total possession and control of who can compete and who cannot compete.

    Monopoly powers these laws impose on entrepreneurs, manufactures, and competition in general, curtailed the productivity that really did make America great. Since 1955, the ratio of the assets of the balance sheets of these global monopoly powered monsters has transition-ed from Physical Assets (14%)/Intangible Assets 86%) till in July, 2020, the ration is not only reversed, by enhanced. Physical Assets (10%), Intangible Assets (90%) <= 86% change from physical asset to rule of law made asset?

    Worldwide global trade agreements (GATA on up) nearly aways centered on sharing and allocating copyright, patent, and other monopoly powers, and in every one of those agreements, treaties or laws came a loss to the freedoms American inventive genius and industrial know-how had available to inventor or produce something that made America great.

    This curtailment by monopoly power of inventive and industrial know-how is what made America NOT GREAT. The real result of Trump's war on Huawei is <= it interrupted the global Oligarch investor owner foreign based enterprise from displacing American creative genius and industrial know-how. It closed the door to foreigners attempting to capture and block America participation in its own marketplace , <= a market place which is half of the world market). The Oligarchs used rule of law, treaty and international standards organizations, to transfer America to China. Huawei was an example of how that transfer has worked out.

    Hats off to China and the people at Huawei < they studied in America about capitalism, and with the help of the CCP, self invented and self developed technology, into a truly competitive product, but Trump has drawn the line. Foreign monopoly powered entities can no longere expect to do business in the USA governed American market place.

    The Oligarchs at the stock markets thought they had another bonanza which its investors could use to once again Rape everyone's Domestic marketplace. Trump stopped it. The Oligarch operate world wide. Its nothing new, the Oligarch are used to helping one country with a new technology, exploit the rest of the nations. The Oligarch do this by manipulating the market outcomes and stock prices. Infringe on everyone else, just so the profits flow to the Oligarchs and their investors. This has been happening since 1897, and in America since 1946 it has become rampart. The Oligarchs have been systematically destroying the productive guts of America, and at the same time, they have attempted to put a fence around America and to charge Americans to pass through a high cost gate in order to use it.

    Until Trump did Huawei Monopoly powered Oligarchs could just aim their newest profit maker at anyone's economy and redirect the entire revenue stream to target market to the monopoly powered investors.

    I don't agree with the way Trump did it, but I do agree it needs often to be done if America is ever to again be made great.

  120. @Yukon Jack

    So agree! A “positive” covid test (half or more of which are false) does not translate into covid deaths or even covid-related illness. Thousands of “positive” cases are a deliberate subterfuge, regurgitated over and over again by a criminal government, along with the lying scum media, to scare the masses into blindly complying with whatever they are told. It’s hardly a surprise that the current spike in “positive” cases are reaching all-time highs as the election looms. I expect the current hysteria to die down once senile Joe Biden is (s)elected.

  121. Ragno says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I honestly don’t understand why you’re so concerned with what happens to America anyway, Fred. You live in the great country of Mexico. Is it that everything disparaging you write makes you feel better about your decision to high-tail it down there?

    Articles like this win him domestic tranquility with Conchita….which counts for more the older you get. Not to mention many a round on the house at the local cantina.

    Okay, men, set your watches: E.T.A. for Fred’s next “blacks are subhuman predators with the minds of slow children” essay is ten days, given prevailing wind currents. Unless it’s already time for Fred’s twice-annual back when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, cars had tail-fins, women hung their warshing on clotheslines, and a deck of them, cough, “novelty” playing cards was worth its weight in gold to us horny toads rocking-chair reveries, in which case add a week to the street-date of his next Moolie Manifesto.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  122. Dr. Charles Fhandrich [AKA "Anonymous"] says:
    @AKINDLE

    Your utter lack of discernment on Mr. Trump is evident and you simply come off as another Trump hater with Trump derangement syndrome.. Anyone who can’t distinguish between the character of a rich heir who worked tirelessly to make his fortune greater, raised kids that haven’t gotten knee deep into trouble and actually thinks women are for marrying and the lives of MOST people who inherit a fortune— is a person who can’t discern much about people at all.

    • Replies: @AKINDLE
  123. @GreatSocialist

    Even an Orangutan taken from the zoo would have done better as POTUS than him.

    That was a pretty cheap shot to take at Obama, dude.

  124. Escher says:

    Every time China develops a replacement for an American product, US companies will lose the Chinese market for it—and shortly face a competitor.

    This is going to happen no matter what the US does. It is an open secret that China buys/steals/copies every technology that it can.

  125. Fred, I hope you do realize that, by trashing Trump, you are boosting Pedo Joe, the most inept, incompetent, thieving, Swamp creature to ever infest our government.

    • Replies: @Steve Naidamast
  126. Thought it said “vaporwave executive.” Disappointed.

  127. If Trump wins the election it’ll be the greatest comeback story since the resurrection – and on the 3rd day of November he arose.

  128. The obvious truth on Trump – undeniable and pretty-well presented.

    I take issue with the statement on CV 19. Fred seems to be endorsing the insane lies about this gargantuan hoax – indirectly endorsing the pharma-whores and psychopaths that have destroyed millions of lives over a bug that affects a tiny % of elderly and people already immuno-compromised (notably with flu shots and other vaccines) – or just part of the obese, poisoned american lifestyle.

    Also – google and all the other “social media” technocrats need to be exposed, prosecuted and destroyed – broken up like any powerful monopoly affecting millions of lives.

    Ultimately, the citizens of america are to blame for not holding their zio-controlled, genocidal, imperialistic nightmare of a government to account – of which arch-zionist Trump is a perfect example.

    • Agree: Ugetit
    • Replies: @Ugetit
  129. @GreatSocialist

    When a “Great Socialist” concludes Trump is a failure, that’s a big endorsement.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  130. @g8way

    You mean anti-zionist? Or maybe you believe in a zionist america?

  131. Stealth says:

    I have no problem with Fred, or anyone else for that matter, criticizing Donald Trump, as long as the criticism is entirely honest. Fred should take a look at the immigration numbers. As others have pointed out, Trump did reduce the number of fraudulent asylum seekers admitted into the United States, and that’s a good thing. I also won’t be the first here to mention that Trump has not started any new wars, something you can’t say about his predecessors. I’m not wild about the president, but this isn’t a popularity contest; we voters must decide who the least bad candidate is and vote for that person.

    No mention is made in this article of just how bad the Democrats really are. They’ve essentially outed themselves as anti-white fanatics who are willing to destroy the country and force all of us to live in a police state. Sorry, Fred, but I’d rather have a clown in the White House than to be ruled by the kind of people who think I should spend a week in jail for calling a transvestite “he.” That’s a lot crazier than anything Trump has said or done. Let’s look at the big picture and understand why everyone is so enthusiastic about voting for Trump.

    And it’s not like the Democrats don’t have their own ridiculous politicians. Ever watched one of Andrew Cuomo’s press conferences? It was really weird to hear him say, several times in one sitting, because I LOVE you.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  132. KenH says:
    @Wally

    Except:

    DHS Gives Millions in Grant Money for Far-Left Organizations to Demonize Trump Supporters as White Supremacists / Fake ‘white supremacist threat

    And just how is that an accomplishment and something to brag about? Trump should fire Chad Wolf and all other DHS officials responsible for demonizing pro-white and right of center political dissidents as “white supremacists” in need of deprogramming.

    • Replies: @profnasty
  133. All valid points.

    Omitted is that the policy toward Russia is even more hostile from the Democrats. Also omitted is that the Democratic party is anti-lower-class white male. The Democrats favor open borders with 3rd world countries and national health care for legal and illegal immigrants. Free education and dilution of wages. What happens to the social net with that magnet?

  134. @Rev. Spooner

    He’s slowly losing his eyesight due to injuries suffered in Vietnam.

    He’s slowly losing his eyesight (which implies he still has his eyesight) from injuries sustained more than 50 years ago? BS. Shutup boomer.

    Fred is a sybaritic boomer moron. If he’s slowly losing his eyesight its from too bad tequila in the 3rd world where he chooses to live.

  135. @Ricko

    The British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, in 1938, proved beyond doubt that appeasement doesn’t work.

    And just what appeasement was there in the Munich Agreement? Polish area of Czechoslovakia returned to Poland; Hungarian area of Czechoslovakia returned to Hungary, and German area of Czechoslovakia returned to Germany. The civilians in all three areas were happy. Take a look at a map of Central Europe post Munich and compare it with one today, they look pretty similar to me.

    There was going to be a war on Germany regardless. You don’t start production of long range bombers in 1937 unless you have a target in mind.
    https://rense.com/general83/dett.htm

    • Replies: @Ricko
  136. @Cranky Hank

    True, but if his health is that bad, he won’t be around for long allowing the Progressives to take the Democratic Party apart.

    With the demise of both parties, the US may actually have a chance to build a better political infrastructure…

  137. @bomag

    Joe Biden can wrap his own presents on Christmas Eve and still be surprised on Christmas morning.

    Joe Biden can hide his own Easter eggs.

  138. @Ragno

    Here’s whatcha’ do, Ragno. You tell your wife “No, as a matter of fact, I won’t make any money with this blog! What’s it to ya’? I’m gonna write on it anyway.” Then, she shrugs her shoulders, walks off, and forgets the URL.

    I’ll write whatever the … what? … nothing honey, I’m just looking for a new phone for you on amazon… yeah, they musta’ changed their site or something… no, no onions, I hate onions!

    OK, where was I? Yeah, anyway, I think you’ve got Fred Reed down, Mr. Ragno.

  139. You convninced me. I’m moving to China where freedom rocks!

  140. @Achmed E. Newman

    I have turned several people apoplectic when I have stated that Trump is different in style, not substance. Almost all of those, of course, worship at the shrine of St. Obumboy and his “wife” Mike.
    How much of that is Trump and how much is “the US Feral Government” to which you refer, I have no idea.
    I will say that the COVID Plandemic has been a great cover for reducing immigration – unintentional or otherwise.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  141. Ricko says:
    @Sean

    “Roosevelt declared war on Germany in 1939 …”

    I can only gather that you are accusing me of claiming that in 1939 Roosevelt declared war on Germany. If you were to read my comment in full you’ll see that I made no such claim. Nor have I directly or indirectly alluded to it.

  142. Ricko says:
    @Curmudgeon

    Yes, I’m well aware that non-Goyim controlled Washington and London would move against Germany when Hitler threatened The Chosen People’s grip on Russia.

  143. @GMC

    Whether the “last war criminal Prez” was born in America or not, he was still not “natural born”, and neither was McCain.

    • Agree: GMC
  144. Agent76 says:

    Oct 24, 2020 Serbia & Iraq: Joe Biden’s history of regime change wars

    The Bidens “Did” Ukraine, There Was Iraq… And Serbia.

  145. Jim Moore says:

    Fred, I have been reading you for years and you have said many controversial and true things about race relations in America.

    I stipulate that much of what you say about Trump is true but I just voted for him anyway using my absentee ballot. I give Trump a C and Biden a D-. Of the two I would rather have Biden over for a beer since Trump would spend the whole time telling me how great he is.

    But Biden represents Antifa, BLM, riots, arson, anti-white campaigns in the workplace and endless war. Biden was in the last administration but they did not fix all those problems you outlined. We all know Biden will not complete a four year term if elected. Harris’ only qualification is being a (half) black female at a time when that seems to matter.

    Whoever wins, I see bad times ahead for America. Our children are rebelling because they have had so little structure in their lives. They won’t appreciate the “American privilege” they have until it is gone. We may be headed the way of all empires at this point. Not a pretty sight.

    Good luck to you in Mexico. I will continue to read what you write although some of it (not this last column) is unreadable for some reason. Just don’t say anything strong against the Mexican government or the cartels or you may be sorry.

  146. Mike Tre says:
    @Thim

    It is amazing the complete and utter lack of self-awareness from a self styled alternative thinker. Has Kiko Reed actually looked at any data other than the obscenely ridiculous “case count”?

    Face diaper dogma is as stringent as ever the last 2 months, so if masks work how can the case count be rising? (Bring on the obtuse rationalizations such as blocks parties and Sturgis, pretty please) The CDC reported a 99.97 survival rate, but who needs facts when there are agendas that need to be pushed?

    Hey Reedartd, how about an article about how the establishment basically destroyed the world economy in an effort to oust Trump so that a nasty mongrel Hindu prostitute could become the next next president of the US? How do you say Imbecile in mexican?

    • Agree: acementhead
    • Replies: @vinteuil
  147. @Stealth

    No mention is made in this article of just how bad the Democrats really are.

    There’s a reason for that. Fred Reed is a Democrat.

    Go back into the archives to see Reed’s reaction to Obama invading Libya, doing the Afghan “grrrl power” troop surge and droning wedding parties. There was no reaction.

    His allegedly principled opposition to the U.S. empire is entirely conditioned on who’s in the White House. Same thing with Phil Giraldi, who has banned me for pointing this out.

  148. vinteuil says:

    Wow – so Fred Reed has gone full-tilt Trump Derangement Syndrome. AKA TDS. AKA tedious.

  149. Trump is like The Picture of Dorian Gray. He lifted the cloth and showed America what it really looks like. And they hate him for it.

  150. vinteuil says:
    @Mike Tre

    Hey Reedartd, how about an article about how the establishment basically destroyed the world economy in an effort to oust Trump so that a nasty mongrel Hindu prostitute could become the next next president of the US? How do you say Imbecile in mexican?

    That should be Reedtard. Otherwise – yeah, pretty much.

    • Thanks: Mike Tre
  151. @KenH

    “Trump was not a visionary like O was”

    Holy shit this is beyond a doubt the most absurd statement that I have ever encountered on the net over the last two decades : O a “Visionary” HA HA HA HA HA.
    O is a vacuous, unread, double-digit IQ shit-talker who was elevated to sainthood by the craziest assholes on this mad planet ; The Germans.
    The looney Krauts worship him and his spouse with a fervent passion and they are praying for the day when she is installed into the OO as they, the deranged Teutons have already declared her to be the intelligent person to have ever walked upon planet Mirth.

    AJM

    PS Ken otherwise I have always held your commentary in high regard, I hope I am simply misunderstanding this post.

    • Replies: @KenH
  152. This is not a marriage made, as we say, in heaven. Instead of playing them against each other, allying with one against the other, or leaving them the hell alone, Trump has forced them into close alliance.

    Fred,

    this trick has been stale for a couple decades at least. Even high-school debate team already cracked this “stratagem” open. And, truth to be told, Russian-Chinese rapprochement in earnest started already during W’s Admin. Once Xi assumed office in 2012 and started to remove remnants of Chinese “Komsomol” (the exact category which owns half of the US today) from power, the rapprochement accelerated. US is not capable to “play anyone against anyone” due to contemporary US elites being complete ignorant morons, especially US “diplomacy”, across the board. Last vestiges of American competence in the US military also evaporate at an increasing rate. This is not to defend Trump, who is a tragicomic character, just to point out that there is nobody out there, none, who can qualify to run a newspaper stand, let alone save whatever remains of the American Republic. Mencken famous quote comes to mind.

  153. Patricus says:

    Sorry the President doesn’t meet Fred’s expectations. Despising the country of one’s birth is a sad way to close a life. Trump is a flawed individual until he is compared to his political opponents. Evangelicals tend to support Trump but not because of his theological expertise. He is not hostile to Christianity. He is an elected president, not a dictator, so he can’t unilaterally end the deficit with China, he can’t single-handedly build a wall or deport illegal residents, he can’t unilaterally shut down the deep state. He tries to influence these issues, and there have been minor successes. With another term there could be increased success.

    It is surprising Fred overlooks Trump’s greatest flaw, running up the debt. Eventually the debt will sink the USA if something dramatic is not done soon. Bad as Trump’s fiscal policy may be his opponents want to borrow tens of trillions for a green new deal and other boondoggles.

    There have been no perfect leaders as long as I have voted (Carter-Ford was my first). Perhaps a monarch with absolute powers could accomplish the things desired by Fred. There are good reasons to be wary of absolute powers even if the leader is Named Jesus.

    It is most unfair to blame Trump for the Covid virus or even to criticize his responses with hindsight. Remember no one knew how to deal with the virus, including the “scientists”. We don’t know much more today. Epidemiology is not like materials’ sciences. Whatever Trump’s flaws he has certainly shown impressive energy. No doubt more sophisticated nations, like Mexico, operate far above the capabilities of mere Americans.

    • Agree: GeneralRipper
  154. Ugetit says:
    @Ricko

    The British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, in 1938, proved beyond doubt that appeasement doesn’t work.

    And FDR and Churchill, two of the the buffoons who appeased Stalin proved that it does.

    • Replies: @Ricko
  155. Ugetit says:
    @Father O'Hara

    I’ll

    [Hide MORE]
    pick Trump. You can’t possibly expect me to vote Biden,can you???

    You’d be better off picking your posterior than voting for either one of the clowns.

  156. Cyrano says:

    Lemme try to explain why Donald Trump is bad for business – as far as the deep state is concerned.

    The deep state is right wing. There is no question about it. Not just mildly right wing. It’s off the charts right wing.

    I mean how stupid do you have to be not to be able to figure this out? They snuffed out every left wing government around the world that they could lay their hands on in the last 80 years, and yet – they are progressive and liberal?

    Yeah, and Adolf Hitler was a socialist, you know. And he hated communists, because you see, he was mildly left wing and he hated the extreme left wing. Does it all start to make sense now? Don’t worry – it never will.

    Same with the deep state. They are “mildly” left wing and hate the extreme left wing everywhere around the world. And they use their insane immigration policies to cover up the fact that they are right wing nutcases.

    Donnie Trump is bad for business because he threatens to unveil the whole masquerade – the one where the deep state is left wing and cares about people and “democracy” around the world. Trump is just a straight right wing conservative. Not an extremist, but not a phony either, he doesn’t feel that he needs to cover up his conservatism with phony “leftist” policies like immigration from the 3rd world.

    That’s what bothers the deep state about Trump. Not the fact that he is conservative, but the fact that he doesn’t pretend that he is a nice guy (liberal). The deep state believes that they managed to fool the world.

    The worst part is that they are right. They messed up Europe – who are too stupid to figure it out that using immigration as proof that you are liberal is not only phony but insane as well. You don’t need to prove anything to anybody. You need to take care of your countries and your people and that’s it. The time for masquerades is over.

  157. Not Raul says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Are you sure that it was actually Iran who fired the missiles at the bases? There are still Sunni insurgents in Iraq (enough to cause trouble; but nowhere near enough to retake Baghdad).

  158. Jay Jay says:

    >He has opined that the Spanish flu of 1917 (his date) influenced the end of WWII.

    He meant ww1.

    Which would be obvious to someone being honest.

    For all the above bits that are actually true and fair… Trump is still far, far better then the puppet masters dangling Quid Pro Joe.

  159. Petermx says:

    “He has heavy support from Evangelicals. Ask him to name the books of the Pentateuch, or the second book, or what church he regularly attended, or ever attended, in New York.” If a presidential candidate has strong support from the Jews do you ask what synagogue he attended or quiz him on Judaism?

    They probably have much more confidence that he will defend their rights than Biden and I do too. Whether it’s a state forcing churches to close for Covid 19 while bars can stay open or forcing a baker to bake a wedding cake with Gay decorations, I would pick Trump over Biden to be on my side.

    I stopped reading after reading that.

  160. AKINDLE says:
    @Dr. Charles Fhandrich

    TDS? Laughable. I supported him at first, but he turned out to be a trust fund flake. Maybe the disgusting rappers Trump loves so much will vote in droves and win this election for him, or perhaps the black multi felons he let out of jail will too.

  161. johnwho says:
    @A.K.Patal

    Put words in my mouth much? Just pleased that the NDP won the BC election.
    If Alaska really does want to join BC come on down! We will teach you how to drink Canadian beer and you can teach us why you have a better fishery. First round is on me.

    • Replies: @johnwho
  162. johnwho says:
    @johnwho

    I will TRY to get more serious in the next 200 years or so.

  163. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Jim Bob, it’s another disheartening thwack delivered to us by A.D. 2020. I used to read Fred back when he was a thoroughgoing contrarian. Now to see his name on an article that could have been written by a TDS* automaton over at CNN…. It was like finding out Rocky Balboa is gay and likes getting tied up and spanked by his brother in law. I mean, whither shall we go from here?
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    *Trump Derangement Syndrome

    • Agree: GeneralRipper
    • LOL: Achmed E. Newman
  164. Art says:

    Fred seams to ignore the alternative. Hmm – how long would a list of their pro-government missteps be?

    Trump has not had one day when he was not being wrongly stonewalled by the vast bulwark of liberal elitism. The FBI and the deep staters have been his mortal enemies from day one.

  165. Albertde says:
    @Nodwink

    Don’t worry! I expect Iranian snippers will take care of that! Trump lives in an imaginary world that his followers have come to admire.
    With Trump becaue of the money he receives, it is not MAGA but MIGI [Make Israel Great Immediately]!

    • Agree: Nodwink
  166. Clyde says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    The last time your Fred/ Mexi derivative buffoon totem was a patriot was decades ago. I live in the USA and your clown Fred does not. My family must deal with the vicissitudes of life here. Meanwhile El Fredo has magically assumed a hassle free, an escaped Mexico existence.

    Not all hassle free due to inferior Mexican hospitals. Mexico is all good until your plumbing starts backing up.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  167. anonymous[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    and doing nothing when Iran fired missiles at American bases in Iraq.

    You of course conveniently leave out the fact that those missiles were fired because the mentally challenged Orange-utan did something evil, which I know, you know.

  168. Dutch Boy says:

    Wall Street and the warmongers are mostly supporting Biden. That would be a sufficient reason to prefer Trump.

  169. anonymous[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ricko

    You are trying to pack in multiple deceitful narratives here… Russophobia, Sinophobia, Islamophobia, Whitevil Racism, it has got it all. So, everything a random scumbag (I can sense evidence of that) on the net spews should necessarily be the truth, I suppose?

    I got one narrative too… the world’s most Evil race has been the whitevil race. Most of the world’s ills are due to this accursed depraved race.

    What I claim is the absolute truth. I have proofs, trust me.

    Actually, I really do, but that discussion is for later.

    • Replies: @Ricko
  170. FB says: • Website

    There is more to come. Precisely because of Trump’s technology-denial policy, China has launched a massive program to make itself tech-independent.

    What is all this talk about ‘technology’…?

    People will realize, at some point, that this whole thing is a big nothingburger…

    ‘Technology’ means information technology…computers, smartphones, software etc…this is all consumer-grade stuff for the most part…

    How big of a deal is this ‘technology’ sector in the overall scheme of things…?

    Ask yourself this, how much do YOU actually spend on this stuff, as compared to say, housing, electric, fuel for your car or truck, etc…?

    Go ahead and work it out…your mortgage payment, your car payment, your electric and gas payment, food, insurance etc, etc…not to mention education for your kids, health care and so on…

    The answer is, of course, a tiny fraction…and this is not about to change anytime soon, unless we figure out how to literally live physically inside a computer…

    Here is what is REALLY going on…this whole ‘technology’ spiel is simply the latest puffed up Wall Street Ponzi Scheme [and has been for quite some time]…this entire sector is HUGE only in terms of its speculation value among the moneychangers and flim flam artists that now dominate our financial existence…

    I, and most normal people, spend a relative pittance on ‘technology’…I have my cell phone and internet bill every month and buy some fairly cheap devices now and then, with basically pocket change…a tiny fraction of what I spend on housing, energy, food and transportation and all the others listed above…I probably leave more money at the coffee shop every month…

    And this ‘technology’ stuff, being nothing more than a consumer gadget commodity, is only going to get cheaper, as people figure out how to do it better [especially the Chinese cranking out this crap]…I used to spend a lot on licensing professional CAD software, but can now get it basically for free [Fusion 360], as do millions of other ‘small’ users, just one example…[I actually spent hugely more on technology 20 years ago, when it was all pretty expensive, than I do today]…

    Businesses do spend on information technology, but again, it is a pittance compared to paying wages, real estate costs, energy, materials, etc…

    For instance the entire online world is driven by one income stream…advertising, which has always been a HUGE industry of very dubious value [a waste of money and effort]…only now instead of paying for ads in the local fish wrap paper, hucksters try to sell you stuff on your browser…nothing has changed…it’s all make-believe…

    The overall footprint of the entire ‘technology’ sector is tiny and inconsequential in the picture of human existence on this world…but the Wall Street hucksters have managed to blow this up to a giant size in the simple minds of ordinary folks…

    As usual, the game at play here is to pull the wool over people’s eyes and take their money as ‘investors’ [aka sheep to the slaughterhouse]…

    But of course, with endless streams of media blaring about the mighty ‘technology industry’…people are once again brainwashed with nonsensical ideas about how things really work…

    • Agree: Rich
    • Replies: @niceland
    , @Biff
  171. R2b says:
    @gay troll

    Covid is fake!
    Dont you undergetit!?
    Wait and see until he wins.
    So far theres depression.
    Technocracy is implementing itself.
    Go back, build or use traditional orthodox Church.
    Call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  172. ariadna says:

    For so long I had labored under the misunderstanding that Trump was (like all POTUS’ after JFK) under the thumb of the Jewish ‘elite.’ This article made me understand that in fact he is run by an all-Goy outfit. This article set me straight.
    For example:

    “Trump had Soleimani, an Iranian hero, murdered. This doubtless played well with his partisans in Joe’s Bar in Chicago.”
    [I would have thought there was a pub in Jerusalem called “Joe’s Bar in Chicago.”]

    “it is fairly evident that Pompeo is Trumps brains and Trump is Pompeo’s enabler.”
    [So it is not true that his close friends humorously call Sheldon “Pompeo.”]

    “He has heavy support from Evangelicals.”
    [Not AIPAC, no. The Evangelicals have much more money, and own the media.]

    “He has surrounded himself with over-age Cold Warriors, with generals, with the pathologically aggressive hangers-on from think-tank Washington: John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley, Steve Bannon, and minor squibs of like outlook.”
    [Look at that! All goyim as far as the eye can see! This must be the most jew-free US presidency ever! Diversity is desperately needed. Quick, bring some Jews in.]

  173. Secretary Clinton promised regime change in Russia and Syria on Day 1, Putin to be offered the chance to step down, or else, and the US military sent to kill the Syrian government, same as Libya. But Trump got elected instead. Three times, Trump ordered all US forces out of Syria, and the Steady State (as the Deep State prefers to be called) was furious, because giving that order, which would never be carried out, showed that the US president is only a figurehead, not an actual Commander in Chief. The second time he gave that order, his defence secretary resigned in disgust. The third time, they told him it was NOT about building democracy, it was about stealing all the Syrian oil, and Trump was OK with that.
    Trump terrible? Of course. Compared to his predecessors who attacked Grenada, Panama, Iraq, destroyed Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria? Not as bad. Given that Saddam and Qaddafi were offered deals identical to the JCPOA, one assumes Plan A was for Secretary Clinton to order an attack as soon as the UN inspectors verified that Iran had dismantled all their WMD, saying US intelligence had found those WMD the UN inspectors had missed (although, after trying to force regime change in Russia, I don’t think she’d have been able to do the same to Iran, especially now that it’s part of the New Silk Road). Killing Suleimani was cold-blooded murder of someone who had never attacked the US, but compared to what Trump’s predecessors did, it was a trifle.

  174. Yes, Trump sucks but…..Biden sucks even more.

  175. A.K.Patal says:
    @Rev. Spooner

    No, no….Fred is not afraid of the “Irish” ‘for whom the whole foreign policy establishment of the USA works’ I clearly remember him writing in on public forum that “If Israel Nuked Chicago, Congress would approve!” So, he is not afraid at all.

  176. A Texan says:

    Decoupling our economy from China and China from ours would be a really great idea. Let them go their own way. Besides, where is all of that Chinese consumer purchasing power lucre? The major retail companies have pulled out of China. Thanks to our greedy corporate elites, China simply looted whatever they could make their own look alike Buicks and Jeeps.

    As for Russia, I think Trump sincerely wanted to do something constructive, but was not allowed to do so.

    Perhaps one thing we’ve gotten from Trump is that little can reformed. It all operates on it’s own inertia. Besides, most Americans still think there is magical free lunch fairy, and they get to vote.

    • Replies: @Ponder
  177. TKK says:

    If you believe in watershed moments, here’s where Trump made his worst miscalculation.

    Trump wants everyone to love him. He is a Biblical fool. He did not understand the nature of the Left, and their rabid insanity.

    In January 2017, freshly elected, at his Inaugural Lunch he said:

    ‘I have a lot of respect for those two people’ when honoring both Hillary and Bill Clinton. He then commanded the audience to stand up

    .

    This is mere weeks after his MAGA audiences were shouting: LOCK HER UP!

    The terrible difference is we meant it; he didn’t. Trump is a salesmen, always and forever, and he said what we needed to hear: BUILD THAT WALL! LOCK HER UP!

    If Trump had listened to the wisdom of the people, and gone Full Metal Jacket on the Clintons, the ripple effect would have changed the “the terrible predicament ” we are in , as Craig Nelson aptly states above.

    Trump has been harangued, hated and hysterically maligned. And for what? A big nothing burger. Trump panders to blacks. He lets Kim Kardashian pretend to be a lawyer in the WH. He pardons black felons. LOVE ME! LOVE ME! is what he is still saying,

    There is no wall. Blacks needs and wants set public policy. Celebrities states that they wish for Trump to DIE IN A FIRE. Proud Boys can’t even exist, made out to be the Klan. Blacks can beat and burn at will. Clinton taunts and bullies Trump weekly, with her repulsive daughter, on social media. And they are as unharmed as a baby in the crib.

    Why?

    He didn’t learn.

  178. Why does Fred Reed so resent Donald Trump? It’s not as though anyone who is aware would expect any US president nowadays to uphold perfect integrity and unwavering wisdom.

    Trump has been wrong about important matters, including foreign trade, endless government spending and money printing to the skies. The foreign trade tariffs are a small bad thing. The money printing and spending are hyper destructive, but Trump doesn’t control that. He’s riding a rocket already launched.

    On the other hand, Trump has instinctual wisdom on other matters of grave importance. He has from the beginning mistrusted and opposed Public Health tyranny, and supported lifting state-imposed restrictions on Americans personal freedom. Biden doesn’t care about the devastation inflicted on us by the tyranny, as long as he gets to be “in charge”.

    Trump defends freedom for Americans to continue to enjoy the benefits of burning oil and N gas; he has the smarts to recognize that wind and solar are extraordinarily expensive. Biden is fine with Brownout America, as long as he can make it into the White House, which will be well heated and lit regardless.

    Trump is sceptical and actually contemptuous of the global warming hoax. Biden is worshipful of it, not the idea per se but of “correct thinking” no matter what ideas.

    A scientist proved that there is no such thing as “greenhouse gases” in 2018 by demonstrating that all gases in our atmosphere are equally responsive to heat, as a mathematical constant. Who would be more willing to think about and accept the result of this experiment? Trump or Biden?

  179. KenH says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    O is a vacuous, unread, double-digit IQ shit-talker who was elevated to sainthood by the craziest assholes on this mad planet ; The Germans.

    And those qualities and being a visionary aren’t mutually exclusive. Obama still knew exactly what he was doing and did have a political vision of what he wanted America to be and desired to remake America in his image and likeness. It wasn’t your or my vision for the nation but he did have one and made sure to appoint people in his administration who would advance the nefarious agenda that he had in mind whereas Trump hires mostly Never Trumpers and globalists.

    Obama did not appoint people who hated him or disagreed with his agenda or hire advisers who wanted to constantly reach out to the Republican base and make the administration center-right on policy.

    If Trump was truly a populist visionary he would make every attempt to end birthright citizenship, dramatically lower legal immigration and end H1B visas among many, many other things instead of spending all of his time kissing up to blacks and hispanics and working tirelessly on behalf of Israel. He would also clean out the Augean stables of the federal bureaucracy as well as do a better job of hiring people who actually agree with his political agenda of 2016, but now it might be too late.

    With Trump everything is up for negotiation (except Israel). Obama would never negotiate on his radical anti-white political agenda nor would he compromise with Republicans.

    I also respect your commentary but am surprised and disappointed that you gravely misunderstood my initial comments. If you still want to pick nits about Obama being a visionary then fine but he at least had common sense when it came to hiring people in his administration and the policies required to move the nation inexorably left.

    • Agree: Stonehands
  180. @Curle

    that would be battleship Arizona.

    don’t worry. Drumpf wouldn’t have known the dif either.

    • Replies: @Curle
  181. @Curle

    I believe the USS Arizona was a battleship, not a destroyer.

  182. Anon[100] • Disclaimer says:

    He banned Muslims; i.e., refugees from real wars [ as opposed to Central American economic migrants] coming from Muslim majority countries; ergo a de facto Muslim ban[ refugees are not coming from S. Arabia so no ban on those nationals, yet]. That’s all the evangelicals cared about, and Fox too for that matter. And SC upheld his ban.
    Fox and many conservative, right winger Republicans turned on Trump once they got that ban; part of the strategy to genocide Muslims is to get the Latinos onboard hence the endless pandering by Republicans/ Evangelicals now towards Latinos. The whole republican/ conservative agenda for the past 20 years has been to go after Muslims; either by direct interventions , sanctions, non intervention when as mass murdering regime like Assad engages in a holocaust against his own Sunni Syrian Arab population, after the US genocided all the Sunni Iraqis of Baghdad, and put in a Shia/ Kurd govt. with a green light to persecute the rest of the Sunni Arab Iraqis. or allowing refugees to drown in the sea, or languish in refugee camps to die of exposure and lack of medical care and nutrition. About all other issues they all turned left, as conservatives/ republicans inevitably do. Their right wing/ conservative ideology is morally bankrupt and so can not stand up to domestic social justice movements over time. The msms which is left wing ignores the plight of refugees camps that are not occupied by Latinos. Only Latino kids matter. The MSM too , just like the right wing , the evangelicals and the Republicans are part of the anti Muslim agenda. Not by words but by silence.

  183. The first Hunter Biden sex tape drops. View it if you dare.
    https://153news.net/watch_video.php?v=UR4M7A12MD3M

    • LOL: TKK
    • Replies: @TKK
  184. Anon[100] • Disclaimer says:

    I blame the pandemic hitting the US so badly on the NIH/CDC. It was Fauci who said it won’t hit us here, and who advised against wearing masks and told us to go about our business. The NIH raison d’etre is to study infectious diseases. They knew that for decades people in China wear masks to stop the spread of respiratory infections. Why did Fauci and his agency not study the efficacy of that practice? Why not? because HE”S the racist, xenophobe who arrogantly thought that Americans have nothing to learn from anyone, certainly not the red Chinese! Had he been a real scientist the NIH which he headed for decades would have known and been ready to say an epidemic was coming and we all needed to be ordered to wear masks and lock down! But he was the racist who had no interest in the fact Chinese people have been wearing masks for decades and there may be a valid scientific reason for it! The , arrogant xenophobic , American centrist arrogant cdc/nih dropped the ball , not a businessman named Trump who was told one thing by these so called experts on infectious diseases, then another.

  185. @John Achterhof

    “…and much of the reaction to it confirms it’s validity.”

    Possessive pronoun ‘its’ does not have an apostrophe.

    What doesn’t Fred understand about “We, the Jews, control America.” and twenty-three, was it, standing ovations?

  186. @Rev. Spooner

    He’s slowly losing his eyesight due to injuries suffered in Vietnam.

    Maybe he should have chosen not to go to Vietnam? Bush The Lesser, Cheney, and innumerable others didn’t go so why did Fred? I believe it’s the case that Muhamed Ali chose not to go, even being willing to be jailed for his principled position.

  187. anonymous[299] • Disclaimer says:

    Fred is Irish and the Irish are the henchmen for the Jews, and have sold themselves to the enemies of Christ. Pathetic scummy filth.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
  188. Ricko says:
    @Ugetit

    They didn’t really appease Stalin. It was more than they appeased the anti-Goyim that controlled (and still controls) Washington and London.

    • Replies: @Ugetit
  189. Ricko says:
    @anonymous

    I denigrated Google. Does that make me a Googlist? 😆

  190. @Clyde

    What do you mean, Clyde, your personal plumbing, or house plumbing? I thought Montezuma took care of all that…

    • Replies: @Clyde
  191. Rogue says:
    @Robert Konrad

    Aah yes, the good old BBC.

    Always takes the Leftist position on everything, quotes a number of experts who parrot the “horrible deadliness” of all things Covid.

    However, there are plenty of experts on Covid who don’t parrot the same stuff. The BBC will either not quote them, or no doubt misrepresent them as quacks. I lived in the UK for many years so know how they operate.

    Covid is, of course, a real thing. But it has not warranted – at all – the worldwide lock-down. Both Sweden and Belarus didn’t do so and their death rates are no worse than surrounding countries.

    The Spanish Flu it is not. Not even vaguely.

    • Agree: Miro23
  192. Curle says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Approximately 100 ships went down, what, again does this have to do with Trump’s question? Obviously nothing. Just Fred and now you playing the part of a sneering fool. And playing it well.

    • Replies: @acementhead
  193. vot tak says:

    No mention of israel in the entire article. And this given trump’s well known subservience to israeli likudites. The usual zionazi-gay misdirection of covert zionazis fronting for humans.

  194. @Curmudgeon

    I will say that the COVID Plandemic has been a great cover for reducing immigration – unintentional or otherwise.

    I agree. I’d guess unintentional, as I don’t think there is any 5-D chess going on. Good on him to take advantage of this “crisis” anyway.

  195. @nsa

    Trump doesn’t have to do much at all to be many orders of magnitude better than the Democrats, who apparently want America’s rapid and permanent destruction.

    In 2020, the Democrats showed they are willing to lock down everyone in America FOR YEARS over a virus that is fairly mild for most people. Except when Marxists want to burn down the cities and then the virus doesn’t exist.

    What else do the Democrats want besides wanting to put everyone in the country on permanent house arrest?

    * On energy they want to undo every bit of the incredible achievement of energy independence
    * On immigration they want to flood the America with the world’s poor
    * On war, they want some

  196. niceland says:
    @FB

    Never thought about it this way. Great comment, food for thought.
    Thanks.

    • Thanks: FB
  197. GoodTwin says:

    You’re only looking at the superficial side of Trump and not the strategic importance of Trump for the American people (in particular Whites). We just need him to clamp down on the borders as much as possible, try not to get in any wars, and make a pivot away from China towards Russia.
    Of course not all these objectives have succeeded, but you can’t let results bias your opinion of the strategic objectives. For instance, only Trump has indicated any desire to pivot to court Russia while giving the finger China, even if the legacy staff hasn’t helped him get there. He also has to keep Bibi happy or he’d probably get assassinated.
    These are the real-world restrictions anyone would be operating within, they just seem worse for Trump because he is going against the grain. That stubborn resistance to being owned by the Deep State is way more rare and valuable than geographic or historical knowledge.

  198. GoodTwin says:
    @Thomm

    I’ve noticed that Ron sometimes breaks into a self-congratulatory style and obliquely refers to some debate about Mexicans or something that he “won.” I don’t really get it. Just because he still likes California means that the millions of Whites fleeing it do. If he would prefer to live with Mexicans that’s fibe, after all there is Mexico. I, being White, am for the survival of my people, but I don-t need to defend that position any more than invading Mexican hordes need to defend theirs. That’s what physical walls and struggles are for, not comment thread wars.

  199. antibeast says:
    @Chaco Cortes

    Why the obsession with pigment?

    Not me. Ask the BLM folks. They racialized US politics and they’re now reaping what they have sown: Trumpism is like WLM.

  200. @Curle

    Approximately 100 ships went down, …

    Fewer than twenty is not “approximately 100”.

    The stupidity is strong today.

  201. profnasty says:
    @another fred

    Well, Biden is the Whitest man I’ve ever seen. And he hates White men.
    So there’s that.

    • Replies: @bronek
  202. profnasty says:
    @KenH

    Methinks Wally means to show Trump supporters are the good guys. DHS is definitely the bad guys.

  203. Thomasina says:
    @Robert Konrad

    Robert Konrad – that’s an article from the BBC, the British equivalent of CNN. It’s what they leave out of their articles that totally destroys any credibility they might have once had.

    I actually fear for you, Robert, if you get sick. You’ll probably be put on a ventilator, as if more oxygen is going to help when your blood is clotting.

    The quarterwits are the people who are swallowing whole the article you cited, dutifully wearing masks and staying indoors, fearfully hiding behind their curtains. These articles are meant to create fear. This fear gives them license to keep the world locked down, which is what they’re really after.

    Doctors who have been successfully treating their patients and who have been speaking up about the drugs they are using are being censored, and some have even been fired from their jobs and maligned. Think about that. Why would they want to be shutting up doctors? There are many articles out there spelling out what DOES work, but I’m tired of reciting them.

    When did people stop thinking? When did they stop investigating? This is Weapons of Mass Destruction all over again!

    • Agree: Miro23
  204. Biff says:
    @FB

    Well, for the most part you are correct, but don’t lose the fact that big tech maintains both your money and identity, and in the era of ‘cancel culture’ they are positioned to do some real damage.

    https://www.unz.com/proberts/western-liberty-r-i-p/

  205. Sean says:
    @M5959

    The other sides “attitude” is to appease like the idiot Chamberlain prior to the war that the Third Reich started. I personally like the President’s attitude because it sends the message that America wants peace,

    First of all the Czechs did not fight when it came down to it, and it was their country of which they knew much. If Chamberlain had a military force capable of settling the matter, British public opinion would have been behind him in starting a war in 1938, he been up against a third world peasant country with a vacillating leader fearful of war, and Munich involved handing over a territory that was ethnically alien to the country that being given it, then one could say Chamberlain’s agreement at Munich was idiotic. But such was not the case.

    The Luftwaffe was thought to be capable of inflicting Hiroshima level damage on the South East of England. In 1938, Chamberlain could have appeased or gone to war (and he was told by the Armed Forces that in the first six weeks of a war London would be leveled with hundreds of thousands killed) over a German majority part of Czechoslovakia that the Czechs would not fight for unless other countries did the lion’s share of the suffering through bombing of their capital cities

    Chamberlain was up against Adolf Hitler, a leader of not inconsiderable will who saw himself as on a historical mission that he had made clear in a book and speeches was going to require the use of force, and he was at the head of Germany, which had proven itself a match for Britain and France and in many ways more technologically advanced that Britain. It was understood very clearly that, as in WW1, America was not going even begin fighting until years had passed, a million killed and the British Empire was exhausted. America (and the USSR) having passed the buck it really is a bit much to complain that Chamberlain was not willing to start WW2 in 1938, when virtually no one in the country would have backed that policy. Although it is now forgotten, Churchill was then a very unpopular man, he was regarded as someone who loved war. It was Chamberlain– who’d been issuing thinly veiled threats after Hitler annexed non German parts of Czechoslovakia–that declared war on Germany in 1939. Churchill would not have been trusted to.

  206. TKK says:
    @Johnny Walker Read

    What a weird gross pig. He has a foot fetish- to put it mildly.

    Great job on finding it. We know it will be vanished soon.

    That…inability to finish but the demanding frantic manner- that’s because he is high on either crack or meth.

    Whatever ever happened to the basic background check? Even Uber drivers must have one.

    And he”s getting a $1.5 billion dollars government contract and no one cares he’s a crack/meth addict?

    It is truly unbelievable.

  207. Anon[624] • Disclaimer says:

    More garbage from turncoat Fredo. I will certainly cast my vote for Trump and hope the border wall keeps going up.

    Stay in Mexico, Fredo. You are not welcome back here in my nation. Just collect your American welfare checks and stay down there in the third world toilet that is Mexico.

  208. Anon[624] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thim

    Yes, Fredo is a moron. I’m glad he’s in Mexico and not here. He belongs in a backwards third world craphole. He fits right in.

  209. ivan says:
    @Ricko

    If I recall correctly Obama gave the Iranians 5 billions. And it was their money. For some reason Americans seem to think that the 27 billions (in 1979 dollars) that Iran had in reserves in the US banking system, frozen since the time of the Shah is their money. Doubtless it is being held in reserve to pay off the greedy scum in the US who will somehow finger the Iranians for some random act of terrorism against the Holy Heebs. Joe Sixpack in his trailer will then go down on his knees to thank Jesus.

    • Disagree: TTSSYF
  210. ivan says:
    @GomezAdddams

    This has been so since Clinton left. It is not exclusively Trump’s fault. But he has done a better job than Obama in bringing high-paying middle income jobs to the US. American protectionism at this stage in history would benefit the segment of the population in all countries – except in China and similar export-oriented countries – who do not have international connections.

  211. ivan says:
    @Ilya G Poimandres

    The only reason I support Trump, is that he isn’t a warmonger, which is has turned out to be largely true. The man may say things, but he isn’t at heart a callous person.

  212. meamjojo says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I don’t even read Paul Craig Roberts because comments are not allowed for his columns. I don’t need him yapping at me if I can’t respond, so he gets ignored. Which still might happen even were comments allowed, given the poor quality writing he offers.

    Fred is magnitudes better and more entertaining!

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  213. meamjojo says:

    Just look at the IQ level of people who support Trump. SAD!
    —–
    The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
    Jordan Klepper Fingers The Pulse – Trump Rally-Goers In Pa

    10/8/2020
    http://www.cc.com/video-clips/f0t7nc/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-jordan-klepper-fingers-the-pulse—trump-rally-goers-in-pa

  214. anonymous[943] • Disclaimer says:
    @David J

    The public health care is dreadful.

    But still they are doing much better than that rotten unexceptional “shining city on the hill.”

    It was a miracle, sure, but full of holes (which makes it no less impressive).

    All I sense from your rant is, Jealousy & Envy.

    Frickin’ whitevil losers!

  215. Anonymous[205] • Disclaimer says:

    The usual crap.

    Where goes most of the federal budget?

    According to “Fred”, it goes to the military.

    According to reality, the lion share goes to Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid.

  216. TheBoom says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Fred lives in an area of Mexico with a lot of gringos who are mainly from the US. Most American female expats are hysterical, virtue signaling liberals and they are the ones who control social life. Men just show up to whatever women have planned. These women exclude thought criminals from their midst.

    I imagine Fred is aware of that and understands he needs to use his column to conduct the type of hysterical rants that would be approved by these women if he wants a social life beyond his wife

    • Agree: Clyde
    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  217. anonymous[943] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ilya G Poimandres

    It is, according to Al-Anfal 55-63 at least, up to those who get betrayed to tear up the treaties, and they should have long done so anyways.

    What do you know, assorted white supremacists, godless pagans and/or enemies of Islam quoting the Words of the Almighty One.

    And, are you comparing the blessed establisher of unbending True Monotheism for the eternal benefit of all mankind (by God’s will alone), to an utter lowlife denizen-of-hell like Trump? What is wrong with you? Repent now, and proclaim the shahadah, if you can truly comprehend what is good for you. 🙂

    Anyway, as long as y’all keep in mind what you are up against (mind you, the very next verse you quote)…

    O Prophet! Allah is sufficient for you and for the believers who follow you: Al-Anfal:64

  218. Jokem says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    ‘However, it should note that Biden’s history shows he will probably be worse. ‘

    Exactly! A soft brain candidate with a ruthless political opportunist as running mate.

  219. Jokem says:
    @Ghali

    1. Brokered a peace treaty between the UAE and Israel.

  220. anonymous[943] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    If the sorry excuse for a human called Trump is the purported “defender of western civilisation,” then it follows that he must also be a reflection of that accursed civilisation.

    Do you see what many of us can see? No? Perhaps if you extricated your noggin out your stinking nether hole, you can see what we all see.

    The western evilisation is like putting lipstick on the Devil. Behind all the shiny things, is sheer evil.

  221. Jokem says:
    @John Achterhof

    ‘All countries, in civilization and decency, are natural allies.’

    And as soon as we can find countries like this, we can test that statement.

    With very few exceptions, all countries engage in an unholy marriage of convenience when I suits them.

  222. @Ricko

    There’s an unholy alliance of convenience between Russia and China.

    What’s unholy about allying against the greatest force of Satanic evil on the planet?

    So much bullshit in so little space, and I thought Little Willy Krystal was dead.

    Neocon much?

  223. anonymous[304] • Disclaimer says:

    This thread is perfect for the following 2 tweets;

    On the same day even. Incredible. Lol!

  224. Ponder says:

    Trying to be objective here and looking at all this from different eyes ———- Fred is correct in his analysis and depiction of what’s happening. For the US as a whole the choice is between Trump and Biden. Clearly Biden represents what has been wrong with US since 1900’s. Trump on the other hand has awakened many to the rigged game and mostly of the media conspiracy.

    So, for white Americans and conservative Americans, Trump is slowing down the decline of ‘their’ way of life. For the fake ‘liberals’, Biden is spot on and will accelerate the demise of the white supremacist state. None will get what they want because Biden will betray liberals like mr ‘hope and change’ did and serve the deep state and corporatism. Trump will do the same and serve the deep state and corporatism but unlike Joe, will continue is lay bare the empire for all to see, while seeking to have American supremacy and not ‘globalists supremacy’. For the rest of the world, supremacy will still be pursued by either.

    I support Trump in that his re-election may unravel the supremacy fight by breaking up the US into two irreconcilable factions which might lead to US breaking up. Also American supremacy faction will cause a split from the EU which has some of the globalist supremacists. American supremacists will them engage in mortal combat with globalist supremacists. Other countries will then hopefully have an option to joining the multi-polar world of China and Iran and Russia and all those struggling with the shackles of Empire including unwilling hostages like Japan, South Korea and the western hemisphere nations and Africa and also countries in the middle east like Lebanon etc. Without fear of facing the wrath of the hegemon.

    Vote Trump vote Trump all the way.

    • Agree: europeasant
  225. Ugetit says:
    @Ricko

    They didn’t really appease Stalin. It was more than they appeased the anti-Goyim that controlled (and still controls) Washington and London.

    Ha! Good one. You are correct.

    And we’ve been appeasing them for decades even up til now. I guess appeasement works but then it doesn’t. Must work in the interests of some while not working in the interest of the rest. I think I get it now! 😉

  226. Ugetit says:
    @Bluto Bicep

    …endorsing the pharma-whores and psychopaths that have destroyed millions of lives…

    Hey, take it easy on Fred; he was a journalist ya know and it takes a while to shake off old habits.

    ‘Sides that, he’s a “reb,” doncha know?

  227. @Drew

    Drew,

    You misunderstand what the chart represents. It does NOT represent “total immigration” numbers.

    In fact, it does NOT represent “total” anything. It represents ONLY “refugees admitted” numbers.

    “Refugees” are just one of dozens of immigration categories.

    Therefore, the only valid statements about about the chart are statements about “refugees admitted,” not statements about “Total immigration.”

  228. Clyde says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    His wife and daughter’s plumbing. For serious problems they come to a US hospital. Dittos for Fred. This is like your average liberal mayor of a large city. Things run kind of OK but in a crisis they turn into babbling idiots and show how incompetent they are. Such as Bill DeBlasio, Ted Wheeler of Portland Oregon, and the crying boob of a mayor of Minneapolis.

    Jacob Frey sobbing at George Floyd’s casket at his funeral

  229. We’re aware of Trump’s many faults but unlike C’mon Man!, Trump still has all his marbles.

    Even as seat-filler, Big Orange outweighs the crooked competition.

    Civil war is coming in some form. It’s necessary and desirable.

  230. Al Lipton says:

    Fred hates Trump ONLY because he wants a wall between USA and Fred’s adopted motherland. And that’s pathetic. Do you know the alternative? The alternative is Biden Harris. No other alternative. Do you seriously consider Biden better for America (or for Mexico) than Trump????

    Ask yourself this, why does the left hate Trump so much? The reasons they joggle are: misogynist, worse than Hitler, Putin’s puppet, killed 299 thousand with covid, racist, lies all the time, supremacist, grabs a pussy, doesn’t pay taxes, friends with Kim Jong Un. Any of them true? Any?

    To many Americans (left and right and center) abortion, wars, and Supreme Court is a big deal. And Trump is the best in this field. Imagine what Biden Harris would do to abortion and Supreme Court, and the wars they would start next year.

    Trump shouldn’t be good for Wall St? Do you know the alternative: a president destroying Wall St? Who suffers the most when Wall St falls? And, BTW, was your Biden ever bad for the Wall St? Why is Wall St so strongly supporting Biden and Democrats?

  231. @meamjojo

    I agree wrt Paul Roberts. That is one reason I don’t read him anymore, but the 2nd is that he’s transitioned into a bleedin’ Socialist. I don’t need that shit.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  232. @Clyde

    True, Clyde.

    Regarding this De Blasio, Wheeler and this kneeling cuck:

    • LOL: GeneralRipper
  233. If you are a White person you would have to be crazy to vote for Kamala/Biden.

    Is senile Fred really going to vote for Kamala/Biden? How many pieces of silver did Fred get?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  234. As Fred sometimes does, this mess of an essay is full of retarded misunderstandings mixed with a smidgen of accuracy. Like so many other Trump bashers of a certain type, Reed seems to think that Trump was made King or Emperor, instead of President of the Federal government in a republic of independent states. He also appears to believe that Trump can just snap his fingers and the entire government personnel will be changed to true blue Trump supporters (or those who support him and his programs).

    He also seems to think that any President can make immediate and drastic changes to the military and that the military will just do what he says on that. But no President can do that, it has nothing to do with Trump.

    Freddy the Retarded also seems to have forgotten the Russia Russia Russia hoax that was in part constructed to thwart Trump’s expressed goal of having friendly relations with Russia and Putin. Since Fred is senile and brain damaged, he blames Trump for “uniting” China with Russia, but anyone who can rub two sticks together can see that had little to nothing to do with that.

    Fred should know better. He has written before on military matters and he has written before on the DC scene. He does know better. For the past 60 years, Presidents have been constrained by everybody and their mama (e.g., hostile press, belligerent generals, civil servants, activist judges, monopoly corporations, greedy financiers, etc., etc.).

    You have to hand it to Trump for continuing to fight for the things he promised he would. Not shit on him like this ignorant fool has done in this putrid essay.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
  235. @Clyde

    “Such as Bill DeBlasio, Ted Wheeler of Portland Oregon, and the crying boob of a mayor of Minneapolis.”

    You forgot to include Lori Lightfoot of Chicago.

  236. Ponder says:
    @A Texan

    If only you could listen to US technology giants like Tim cook and what they have to say about that. US cannot compete since the foundations for such an economy have been eroded, destroyed and/or minimised. No corresponding knowledge and skill sets available since the education system has been gutted and changed from imparting the same. Very limited experts remaining and even that of a lower comparable ability except in niche domains like micro-chips etc. Such abilities, knowledge and skill sets can take years to rebuild and the US citizens seem unmotivated and even hostile to getting those blue collar jobs. Everyone seems to want a cushy white collar well paying job except for the few in fly over country. The US will lose this fight. And if it ever became isolated, it can never recover without allies input. My simple observation on that matter.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  237. anastasia says:

    Oh, what baloney. If you sell your country for a few shekels, and the media covers up for you, everyone will love you. You will be viewed as a great “statesman”.

    The reason people voted for Trump was only one reason. He is a successful businessman who knows the value of money, and knows how to do things. That is more than you can say about the last 5 Presidents. Did they ever hold a job outside of government? Yeah, one – an ex- movie star.

    The President is hated by all our allied countries, by all our enemy countries, by all of the media, by all the globalists, by all the Democrats, by all of Wall Street, by all of the bureaucrats in and out of Washington, and by the Republicans who never held a job outside government.

    That makes just about everyone, except people trying to make a living in the private sector, who are sick and tired of watching people who never held a job outside of govt, to come to Washington, take jobs paying less than $150,000 per year who magically become billionaires.

    Where does this money come from for their “speaking fees” and “books”? It all sounds like money laundering to me.

  238. AKINDLE says:

    The problem with both Biden and Trump is that they are groveling n lovers. Not one of them will speak the truth about black on white crime or do anything about it except let more muli felon blacks out of jail. Both are used car salesmen.

    • Replies: @europeasant
  239. @europeasant

    If Fred can vote at all, it’ll be for AMLO or JLo, or whomever they’ve got down there, or yeah, the way he’s getting, possibly Hubert Humphrey as a write-in. ;-}

  240. Richard B says:
    @g8way

    A vaporous hack pens a rant about a vaporware President while the hack’s loyal trolls swarm the comment section. Yawn Snore.

  241. @anastasia

    Absolutely brilliant, you sir/madame are a genius in the area of political insight.

    AJM “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz artist.

    PS the most rabid hatred of DT can be found in the epicenter of human lunacy: Germany, where they worship BO as a saint and they are praying for his spouse to end up in the OO.

  242. Tony Hall says:

    Fred, In the second paragraph could you please start again with fact checking. Please don’t use the internet fact check since it too is the controlled opposition. I believe I need to start looking for another
    site to enjoy offering solid debates. This is truly below UNZ. Check out Global Research.ca for solid writing.

  243. Satan is playing mind games with us all and Trump is a representative doofus who is hard to ignore even if you want to stop playing Satan’s games and focus on bigger, better realities. We must delete the internet and all mass media, and grow trees and meadows instead because it is harder for Satan to control us through them, they are honest, and they are useful in terms of sustaining us; whereas the internet and mass media destroy us while telling us ceaselessly that they are helpful and things were so much worse without them, thus cutting us off from the past so we will think that returning to natural living and thinking is outrageous. Until Trump starts talking about massive deindustrialization, he is just another globalist chump unwilling to be truly conservative of the pre-industrial norms that existed for thousands of years and continue in some places where the forces of global euro-industrialism have not fully permeated. Trump’s mantra is the same as maybe half the world population: “Mammon, Mammon, Mammon.” Truly a representative of our times.

  244. MarkinLA says:
    @Ponder

    If only you could listen to US technology giants like Tim cook and what they have to say about that.

    If you only listen to liars you only hear lies. This nonsense about American education has been going on since Reagan in order to get cheap labor to fill the lower level tech jobs. There is plenty of innovation going on in the US and Europe it just isn’t something the average person can see.

    • Replies: @Ponder
  245. Sulu says:

    Fred,
    Isn’t it about time for you to give us another story telling us that Latinos are the full flower and apex of Western Civilization? Those type of articles have about as much credibility as this one and at least have the added bonus of making Cholos feel good about themselves while at the same time covering your ass somewhat with the Mexican underworld.

    Sulu

    • LOL: europeasant
    • Replies: @Stonewall Jackson
  246. MarkinLA says:

    Didn’t China just claim that Vladivostok was stolen by the Russians from China pissing off Putin? Doesn’t China have border disputes with almost every country they share a border with? Aren’t Japan, India, Australia, Britain, and the US letting China know they don’t own the South China Sea? Didn’t China’s plan to run a canal through Thailand just fall apart?

    China is having a lot of problems now due to Xi jumping the gun on China’s importance to the world. The world may be realigning and for the good. The US needs to stop thinking it is the world policeman but China is making a lot of it’s own problems.

  247. @Sulu

    Thank you! I have been calling this shithead Reed and his brother in Cholo Love Unz, Cholo lovers for years. Thank you much for pointing out that… Cholos. The brothers in Open Borders for Cholos sure won’t leave that position.
    Screw Unz and Reed…

    • Replies: @Sulu
  248. Ponder says:
    @MarkinLA

    I can’t quite remember the profession he mentioned when he said, that in the US you could hardly get a room full of them, but in China, you could get multiple football fields filled. If he was lying, it should be easy to disapprove that. Maybe you could try? Cheap labour could possibly be the only incentive seeing also that Chinese wages have trended sharply upwards.

    What I know to be true is that the no. of STEM graduates in the US is trailing even Russia and even worse, most graduates are foreigners. Since this is not a hill, I choose die on, I am not really interested in finding out the correct figures. They are out there. You can disapprove them easily if that information is/was false. But if it’s true, it could help explain why the trade war didn’t bump up many manufacturing jobs in the US. As I understand it, most companies will just move to another country other than the US like Vietnam or India. Why so?

    • Replies: @antibeast
    , @MarkinLA
  249. jadan says:

    Thank you Fred for your thoughtful thrashing of one of the biggest stinkiest butt holes in American history, perhaps in all of human history, as He would have it. You have been mistreated by the howling pack of intellectual miscreants in this comment thread and I’d like to express my gratitude to counteract the stupidity and viciousness therein.

    • Agree: Robert Konrad
    • Replies: @Quartermaster
  250. Doug1943 says: • Website
    @g8way

    “. Anyone tempted to refute the nonsense in the article should probably first ask themself whether anything the author says is even worth reading, let alone refuting”. Well, you read it. And supposedly can refute it.

    So … go on. Do it.

  251. Tdstype2 says:
    @Ricko

    Lol, another paper China/Russia/Global strategic expert.

  252. Sulu says:
    @Stonewall Jackson

    Fred is a bit of a mixed bag. A lot of his earlier articles I am in almost total agreement with. However, in the last several years, Fred seems to have hired a Mariachi band and gone on the road extolling the supposed virtues of Latinos. To my view it is a rather obvious and self serving attempt to convince all his neighbors that he really believes what he preaches thereby inoculating himself against racial hatred from the locals. I assume he himself doesn’t believe a word of it. If he does, God help him because it would mean he has lost the last of his rationality.

    I used to live in the Philippines. The amount of unrelenting stupidity encountered there is staggering. Frequently most White foreigners would publicly extoll the virtues of the Pinoys. Privately we all held a different opinion. When one is outnumbered and living among a race of inferiors it’s best not to remind them of their place in the World. Fred is doing much the same.

    Occasionally one would encounter a hothead Filipino that tells us that we should go back to our own country. Being American I would ask him if he could please repeat what he just said to me but this time in Japanese. Of course most of them didn’t get it. Few of them know their own history.

    Sulu

  253. BobInVa says:

    Fred, Off topic but your site fredoneverything.org is down. In our new age of censorship I hope you’ll keep it active. Good writers are being censored so your own url is a good backup.

    • Replies: @Quartermaster
  254. Armoric says:
    @follyofwar

    “I kept reading and waiting for him to mention the bleak alternative of Biden/Harris”

    Trump has been something of a disappointment for the pro-White side. By comparison, Biden would be a disaster. But Trump is not just better than Biden. From a pro-White point of view, he is much better than most Republican senators and congressmen. That’s why White Nationalists should refrain from over-harsh judgments about him. Fred Reed says that Trump didn’t make good on his promise to get rid of the illegals, but no one else in the 2016 Republican primaries said anything against the third-world invasion. Actually, Trump is much bolder than most local level politicians and officials. They are afraid to say anything not politically correct.

  255. antibeast says:
    @Ponder

    I can’t quite remember the profession he mentioned when he said, that in the US you could hardly get a room full of them, but in China, you could get multiple football fields filled. If he was lying, it should be easy to disapprove that. Maybe you could try? Cheap labour could possibly be the only incentive seeing also that Chinese wages have trended sharply upwards.

    Tooling engineers. Here’s Tim Cook’s exact quote:

    https://www.inc.com/glenn-leibowitz/apple-ceo-tim-cook-this-is-number-1-reason-we-make-iphones-in-china-its-not-what-you-think.html

    The products we do require really advanced tooling, and the precision that you have to have, the tooling and working with the materials that we do are state of the art. And the tooling skill is very deep here. In the U.S., you could have a meeting of tooling engineers and I’m not sure we could fill the room. In China, you could fill multiple football fields.

    He also said this about China’s “cheap labor” myth:

    There’s a confusion about China. The popular conception is that companies come to China because of low labor cost. I’m not sure what part of China they go to, but the truth is China stopped being the low-labor-cost country many years ago. And that is not the reason to come to China from a supply point of view. The reason is because of the skill, and the quantity of skill in one location and the type of skill it is.

    Mass manufacturing also requires hardware infrastructure such power plants, industrial parks, transportation links, communications networks, etc. in addition to a highly-skilled technical workforce and highly-integrated industrial supply-chains. And those took China several decades to build with tax breaks, state funding, free land, worker training, etc.

    • Replies: @Ponder
  256. @Armoric

    Why would Reed or Unz want to get rid of their beloved illegal cholos who make the US so wonderful?
    Reed is full of shit, but Trump did an important thing… it was actually Sessions but they made it harder for illegals to claim asylum, the main mechanism for squatting on the US. First they changed the legal standard. It used to be that you could claim you were afraid of criminals …. in Shithead Reed’s favorite country, there is a lot of crime as for the rest of Cholo land…. That is not a claim for asylum now. Then they prevented asylum seekers from applying for asylum by crossing Mexico… and being allowed into the US… The Safe Third Country protocol…

    And Mexico is a signee and according to Reed they can offer the rest of Central America their wonderful homeland for asylum….

    Stopping the flow of people to endlessly claim they are a-feared to go back to the country and bring their children with them is critical to ending illegal immigration.

    But as stated why would Unz or Reed want this? Screw them both.

  257. The brilliance of the title set a high expectation for the article, which Fred of course pulled off in his characteristic surgical-grade incisiveness and good humor.

    Vaporware: In the computer industry, vaporware is a product, typically computer hardware or software, that is announced to the general public but is never actually manufactured nor officially cancelled. Use of the word has broadened to include products such as automobiles.

    It doesn’t get any better than this, people. Fred is a living legend.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  258. @AKINDLE

    Partly true what you say but we will still have to vote for one or the other.

  259. Rurik says:
    @John Achterhof

    It doesn’t get any better than this, people. Fred is a living legend.

    well, I didn’t read the article

    I simply don’t have the stomach for Fredo’s penance for his once great writing and homage to his boyhood American culture- by his modern display of abased racial cuckoldry.

    Few could turn a phrase like Fred, and I used to read all his work, even look forward to them.

    Now it’s like looking into one of those Chinese outhouses someone recently posted.

    I feel a visceral revulsion at the very sight.

    As ‘The Grate Deign’ put it..

    I used to read Fred back when he was a thoroughgoing contrarian. Now to see his name on an article that could have been written by a TDS* automaton over at CNN…. It was like finding out Rocky Balboa is gay and likes getting tied up and spanked by his brother in law. I mean, whither shall we go from here?

    Well said.

    George Will has erudition and can write too, but it’s like reading a Harvard version of Fredo.

    It’s sad and tragic to see how cringingly a man will abase himself for a few shekels more, and to stay in the good graces of the “respectable” circles.

    Would he eat the shit straight out of a Mexican’s arse? Add a couple zeros to that check, and let’s find out!

    • Replies: @John Achterhof
  260. denk says:

    Trump, like all Presidents, has fulfilled the two critical jobs expected of him, protecting Wall Street and the military budget

    BIngo !

    Wonder why people seem to studiously avoid mentioning the MIC these days, hmmm ?

    Trumps manifesto that most manage to miss…

    “I’m going to make our military so big, so powerful, so strong, that nobody — absolutely nobody — is gonna to mess with us,”

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-unveils-plan-to-boost-us-military

    Lets Make USA MIC fat again babe. 😉

    Surprise surprise,
    Trump the great white hope hoax
    turns out to be another glorified MIC salesman…
    just like all his predecessors !

  261. Jokem says:
    @Armoric

    ‘Trump has been something of a disappointment for the pro-White side. By comparison, Biden would be a disaster. ‘

    Agreement here. I believe Trump attempted to fulfill his campaign promises, but was impeded by opponents. I recall a line from Incredibles II, going something like this – ‘People have more faith in the decision making ability of monkeys throwing darts than Congress. It was a cartoon, but the line resonated with me.

  262. Ponder says:
    @antibeast

    Thanks for identifying the very quotes. It should be easy then for @MarkinLA to disapprove Tim Cook as a liar. What he says seems to correspond to reality. Which other country has such a setup in terms of core capabilities and supporting capabilities and resources and even more so the qualified human resources required. I don’t even think Russia being a STEM powerhouse could have such quantity (the numbers involved) of such high quality personnel. I doubt the US can come anywhere close to Russia let alone China.

    Thus why I think US cannot win the trade war.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  263. @Rurik

    When I was a bit younger I didn’t have much regard for obvious house journalists such as George Will, kept men who have surrendered independence of thought and expression and couldn’t be trusted on anything of consequence. I’ve more recently mellowed out on this point, taking the world and human nature as it is rather than as it ought to be, and so in accepting Will’s self-imposed limitations I can appreciate his great talent as a writer and his considerable intellect within his bound of thought. No such acceptance is required to appreciate Fred Reed’s work. Fred is very clearly not in this category of house journalist. No house journalist writes about Empire and the Military Industrial Complex as Fred does here as always with searing aversion.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  264. I agree with Fred on most points he makes in this article. However, I have no passion or preference for either candidate. I will say Biden’s stand on Social Security seems better than Trump’s. Maybe four years of the new Great Depression will clarify things a bit.

    I think I will sit this election out and let my fellow countrymen make the choice for me.

  265. What can be said?
    Is Fred an imbecile?
    No, most likely not.
    Therefore he must be a govt. agent, like so many writers past and present.
    Lamenting the supposed coming downfall of Google???
    Almost shocking, but that’s Fred.
    Trump failed to ‘keep us safe’ during the bullshit virus?
    That’s Fred too, and almost every writer mainstream or ‘alternative’–makes one wonder.
    He talks as if all the endless charades–what people think of as politics, issues–were as real
    as the mainstream press says they are.
    I for one am fed up with famous-ish alt writers who have no truly alt opinions.
    Fred, John Pilger and Alexander Cockburn come to mind.

    • Agree: Rurik
  266. northeast says:

    Fred, Trump broke you like he has many other “pundits”. There is no silly trump cult, just a reasoned observation by voters like me that Trump is better than the alternative.

    The West is in steady and dangerous decline…Trump is the least of our problems.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman, Sulu
  267. Rurik says:
    @John Achterhof

    No house journalist writes about Empire and the Military Industrial Complex as Fred does here as always with searing aversion.

    thank you for your thoughtful reply.

    In fairness, when it comes to prose and technique, comparing Fredo to Will, was perhaps intended to cause some discomfort to our author here. Fredo’s gifts make Will seem like a literary (and intellectual) clod, by comparison. And that is why I used to enjoy Fred so much.

    As I mentioned, I didn’t read the article, but just now took a look at the first couple of paragraphs.

    Note how insubstantial Trump has been, pretending to be what he isn’t and claiming to have done what he hasn’t. Does no one notice? He has heavy support from Evangelicals. Ask him to name the books of the Pentateuch, or the second book, or what church he regularly attended, or ever attended, in New York. He was going to end the wars, but what war has he ended? To reduce the trade deficit, but it has grown. To get rid of all illegal aliens withing two years, but have they gone? To bring back factories from China and Mexico, but how many have returned? He is called a law-and-order President. Yet he hid, besieged, in the White House during the greatest eruption of lawlessness the country has ever seen, with a statue being pulled down across the street from his house. His handling of the virus? America remains hardest hit in the world, and it worsens by the day.

    Trump, like all Presidents, has fulfilled the two critical jobs expected of him, protecting Wall Street and the military budget. What else has he done?

    Almost nothing. All in good fun. But in the crucial field of international relations, he has been a disaster. I suspect that few of his followers in Flint and Gary study things beyond the borders. They should.

    so for Trump to have the support of evangelicals, he needs to be a scholar on the books of the Pentateuch?

    If he isn’t, then that’s his fault, and we should denigrate him for it?

    Really?

    Words have meaning, and this is a famed author and celebrated writer, telling us that Trump isn’t up to par, because he isn’t sufficiently read in the nuances of the Pentateuch.

    Was Dubya? (or Reagan, or even Pence for that matter?) All favorites of the evangelicals?

    As for the wars, he has clearly tried to disengage, if not end them (Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria) outright.

    Only a fool or a hack could ignore that.

    As for the trade deficit, at least he tried! For Christ’s sake! And has made more progress than all the other traitorous rats (Clinton, Bush, Obama) put together, who sold out American manufacturing to our rivals, and potential enemies.

    And then there’s Fredo, blaming Trump for not bringing in the federal marshals during the BLM orc-fest.

    What are the chances that Fredo would be heralding Trump’s leadership if he busted a few orc heads, and reined in the mass-criminality?

    We all know the answer, Fredo would blame him for being a thug and using federal powers against innocent protesters. Just as he disgustingly blames Trump for the virus. Hey Fredo, why not ‘climate change’ and war in Azerbaijan and California fires and shit on the streets of San Francisco?!

    I mean come on, he’s the president after all! How dare he hide in the basement of the White House as Nancy Pelosi’s district has people defecating in the streets!!

    Fredo is right about Wall Street and the military budget, but that’s true of all presidents and all congress scum. So why lay all the blame on the current president, when it’s been that way since I’ve been alive. Is he supposed to change a hundred years of corruption and rot, in four years?!

    But this is the kicker.

    But in the crucial field of international relations, he has been a disaster.

    ‘International relations’.

    Few issues are more wrought with perfidy and national rot, than America’s international relations.

    On one hand, Fredo condemns Trump for not being tough enough on foreign trade. On the other, he’s (obviously IMHO) denigrating Trump for telling China that America is no longer their bitch.

    So on the trade issue, Trump has ruffled some feathers for looking out for America first (tariffs, TPP, other positive trade policies), but because China and other don’t like that, now it’s all Trump’s fault because he doesn’t genuflect, Obama style to world leaders. Pure TDS.

    But even more to the international relations’ point, what the fuck are these nations doing that Trump and Americans should be enthralled to their global statesmanship, eh?

    Just look at Macron and Merkel. I doubt I could be in the same room with them without vomiting in dry heaves. Trump deserves a medal simply for conversing with Trudeau without losing his lunch.

    International relations.

    Trump tried, (heroically) for rapprochement with Putin and Russia, as he said he would. And the whole stinking Deepstate apparatus and ‘intelligence agencies’ screeched “TREASON!!!!”

    That is what he’s up against. An agenda-driven war mongering media and entrenched power structure that’s been slurping at the zio-slop trough for generations. And Trump is supposed to undo all of that in three years?

    I wonder how successful Fredo would be at that. Somehow I doubt a bottle of Padre Kino with some home-spun tales of opossum belly soup and some impressive tech jargon would win over the NYT and the neocons to his anti-war views.

    Talking about international relations as if it was a club of respectable actors who participate in good faith, is the height of idiocy and absurdity.

    More like a snake pit of treachery and self-interest, all vying to cheat and undermine their rivals in a game of ‘one-upmanship for which Trump is uniquely qualified.

    Does that mean he may ruffle some feathers and upset the tender sensibilities of Erdagon’s ambitions vis-à-vis Syria, or Greece’s hope of reining in White supremacy?

    All those noble actors and freedom loving regimes, how dare Trump upset their apple cart!

    For the record, as I’ve said a thousand times, I’m not a fan of Trump. But considering what we’ve had: Dubya, who was complicit with 9/11 (in spite of Fredo’s staunch insistence otherwise), and the serial wars that were planed as a result of that heinous false flag crime, and then Obama and his beyond egregious destruction of Libya and Syria, and all his efforts to destroy that wistful America of my childhood, (which Fred was able to flesh-out like no other), for Fredo to have gone pure Globohomo, and sound like the cheering section of an Oprah-fest, is a bit too much for me.

    • Agree: northeast
    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @John Achterhof
  268. Jokem says:
    @Rurik

    Here! Here! I agree Fred used to be more perceptive. Now it seems he is just cynical.
    Of course it is easy to fall into that thought pattern, read what Ron Paul said about
    spending any time in our nation’s capital.

    One thing on Foreign Relations you forgot to mention (or did I miss it) – The treaty
    between Israel and UAE.

    There are rumors about a Nobel Peace Prize.
    Certainly he deserves it more than Barack Obama, who got it for doing nothing.

    You also forgot to mention Obamas treasonous deal with Iran.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  269. @Rurik

    It’s true, the piece is more of a polemic than an effort at neutral assessment. Trump has had a tremendous establishment headwind going against him, trying throughout his presidency to find some way to get him out of office. (And now much of the US media strains on behalf of their candidate to cover up or discredit the very same species of corruption of compromising foreign state influence peddling that they’ve been straining for years to pin on Trump.) The problem with Trump is that his attributes of character – unreserved, self-sure, outgoing – central to his celebrity appeal before a core audience enthralled by spectacle aren’t effective at all toward the more thoughtful, conscientious work of governing. Trump isn’t a “how things work” guy, he’s a “who’s up, who’s down” socially-absorbed guy. His interest in concepts or broad human concerns, such as national sovereignty, immigration, war and peace or trade are no more earnest than the demagogue’s appreciation of their potential for political profit. Lots of leaders in business and politics are narcissistic, but Trump is extreme in this regard. He is neither competent or emotionally well-composed, has blind spots to the moral compunctions of ordinary people, and has to be managed through the job of president. In his coarseness he tarnishes the perception of the party and causes that lifted him into office…Or is this whole spectacle, in modern consumerist, negatively-polarized, bread-and-circuses America, a more accurate representation of who we are than I’d like to see?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  270. @GreatSocialist

    What a load of crock. How much did you get paid to post that drivel. One thing is certain, an Orangutan would do a better job of analysis than you. History will legitimately see DJT as one of the best POTUS’s in history while you will disappear into your UnGreatSocialist hellhole as all socialist societies end up being never to be heard from again. How does it feel to be a complete failure on all levels. May God have mercy on your soul.

    As to Fred, a once decent analyst has deteriorated to the point he now writes articles looking in the mirror and projecting that view on others. It is sad to see his decent into shillolotry. At least he still has a chance at redemption if only he would take it. You, not so much. As a tree falls so shall it lie and you have fallen never to get up again.

  271. Rurik says:
    @Jokem

    Now it seems he is just cynical.

    Oh, he’s always been cynical. And that too was part of his charm. He was unabashedly cynical. Ebulliently cynical.

    One thing on Foreign Relations you forgot to mention (or did I miss it) – The treaty
    between Israel and UAE.

    There are rumors about a Nobel Peace Prize.

    Peace in the Middle East would be momentous, as I don’t need to tell anyone here.

    We all know what Dubya and Obama did. They slaughtered and maimed and displaced millions of innocents on behalf of International Jewish supremacism. They subverted our Constitutional rights, assassinated American citizens by drone, and menaced the people of the planet in an orgy of death.

    Does Trump deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Well, first off, by handing it to Obama, and the fact that he hasn’t returned it, sort of mocks the whole notion of the thing having any meaning at all.

    But let’s pretend that it does. Then if we compare Trump to his predecessors, then he doesn’t just deserve the Nobel, but he deserves the undying gratitude of every single person of character and good will on this planet. Especially the people of Syria and Iran, who without a shred of doubt, would have had their nations destroyed utterly by the war hag, were it not for Donald Trump.

    Just as so many others would have suffered her ravages from Donbas to Caracas to the West Bank and beyond. Cue the war hag cackling over the torture/lynching of Gadhafi. I still get shudders down my spine by her pure, stone-cold evil.

    So yea, by ending the trajectory and horror of America as the mindless, murderous thug on the world’s stage, destroying nations and slaughtering innocents on an unprecedented scale in this nascent 21st century, Donald Trump is a Godsend. It’s not for nothing that “Mad Dog” doesn’t like him.

    When asked why ‘Mad Dog’ came out against Trump, Trump replied that his efforts at peace, like the historical agreement you mentioned between Israel and the UAE, was not Mad Dog’s, (and the Pentagon’s and other generals and neocons and assorted Max Boots and Billy Kristol’s) way.

    They like bomb$ and death. Trump likes diplomacy and negotiating.

    I’d like to see Israel return to it’s 1948 borders, (or failing that, 1967). And the right of return, and a negotiated agreement with Palestine. I’d like to see peace.

    But we won’t get it by giving Israel a blank check, and bombing anyone who looks crossways at her.

    A U.S. president needs to be realistic and tough, always with peace as the light at the end of the tunnel.

    You also forgot to mention Obamas treasonous deal with Iran.

    If it were up to me, and I wanted to prevent nuclear weapons in the hands of religious psychos, the first nation I’d disarm would be Israel.

    Did Iran murder our sailors in a cowardly and criminal act of war?

    No, that was Israel that did that.

    Did Iran sit by and watch (and cheer and dance and celebrate) as thousands of Americans died horribly in fireballs?

    No, that was Israelis who did that.

    “We made that decision, ‘to pull’, and then we watched the building collapse.”

    But the fiendish death grip that J-supremacism wields over America and beyond, has been the reality for a hundred years. (ever since they got the Fed).

    So if we’re going to have any kind of future, we better have the courage to look behind the curtain at the zio-man pulling the strings, and writing checks to those who would attempt to keep the ‘wool pulled over our eyes’.

    • Agree: Sulu, acementhead
    • Replies: @Jokem
  272. Fred Reed and most of his commentors here suffer the same hallucination suffered by all politicians and most journalists: that they see the big picture and can diagnose the entire globe and prescribe the policy cures we all need. Pompous Pompeo is a cartoon of such absurd posturing.

    The key to libertarian thinking is to understand that no one sees the big picture and everyone ought to mind their own business and leave everyone else alone – especially their property.

    Put simply: “foreign policy” is always and necessarily a gross epistemological scam designed to excuse aggression and stealing. If you focused all your attention on a single country (your own perhaps) for your whole life, you would still not know what was going on, no matter how many large opinions you had formed or data troves you had studied. The human brain was built to take care of the body in which it finds itself and perhaps its young offspring. It is not big enough to know or to take care of all those other bodies.

    Government is nothing more than a gang of parasitic scam artists pretending, like Fred, to know way more than they can know about the world. Everyone needs to stop fantasizing about what needs to be done to everyone else and their property and focus instead on living well by their own efforts.

    -John Howard

  273. Rurik says:
    @John Achterhof

    Wow, your reply was as measured and eloquent and thoughtful/insightful as they come.

    Thank you once again!

    a tremendous establishment headwind going against him, trying throughout his presidency to find some way to get him out of office. (And now much of the US media strains on behalf of their candidate to cover up or discredit the very same species of corruption of compromising foreign state influence peddling that they’ve been straining for years to pin on Trump.)

    And how many people are willing to point that egregious hypocrisy out? Indeed, national subversion of our democracy, while screeching that ‘he’s subverting our democracy!’

    It’s like Chucky Schumer at an AIPAC conference howling that ‘Trump is compromised by a foreign nation meddling in our democracy!’

    They do everything in their prodigious power to divide this nation by race and everything else, and then screech that ‘he’s dividing us!!

    It’s beyond Orwellian. It’s descended into Marvel comic books meets Twilight Zone.

    I agree wholeheartedly with your characterization of Trump as crass and narcissistic. And I too find that unpalatable.

    In his coarseness he tarnishes the perception of the party and causes that lifted him into office

    Except that I don’t consider the modern GOP to have a shred of refinement, honor or decency.

    In fact the causes that lifted him into office, were basically a repudiation of everything the GOP, (and DNC) stand for.

    War, immigration, out-sourcing and in-sourcing our jobs, aka invade the world / invite the world, and basically business as usual in Washington, DC.

    Karl Rove, Dubya, Jeb!, Cheney, McConnell, Ryan, Mitt, and the rest of the rats.

    How is it even possible to tarnish the reputation of that lot?

    But I’ve despised the GOP for a long time now, even tho I know some good and decent people who still believe that Sean Hannity is an honest man.

    a more accurate representation of who we are than I’d like to see?

    ‘who we are’.

    Indeed.

    I recall Obama talking about ‘that’s not who we are’. And I have to say, that when I think about being an American, and ‘who we are’, there is one glairing and blaring and staring enormity in profane violation of everything I’ve ever believed about ‘who we are’, that sticks in my craw like a truckload of Brillo pads, and that is America’s torture camp. Our very own Ministry of Love.

    I recall growing up, and looking with a combination of horror and wonder at all those pictures of methods of torture, and wondering at how barbaric men used to treat each other, until we became ‘civilized’ and ‘enlightened’. The idea of America torturing people, is deeply anathema to everything I’ve ever considered what it means to be an American.

    And now America tortures men, seemingly for the fun of it. Raping children so that their mothers can listen to the screams of their little boys.

    Just writing those words, something has gone terribly, monstrously wrong with America. And I’m not sure it will ever be put right again in my lifetime.

    We’re slouching into a new dark age in this 21st century, with space travel and computers at everyone’s fingertips, and they use them to crush human dignity and smother the human spirit, with all the verve of a sixteenth century priest, burning ‘witches” at the stake.

    Here’s something I read recently, (and pardon me if it’s slightly off topic, or put it under the ‘More’ button if you like, but I’ll end this post with a very prescient warning from a man I respected greatly.

    [MORE]

    “I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time – when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

    The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30-second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance.

    We’ve arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements – transportation, communications, and all other industries; agriculture, medicine, education, entertainment, protecting the environment; and even the key democratic institution of voting – profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

    Avoidable human misery is more often caused not so much by stupidity as by ignorance, particularly our ignorance about ourselves. I worry that, especially as the millennium edges nearer, pseudoscience and superstition will seem year by year more tempting, the siren song of unreason more sonorous and attractive.

    Where have we heard it before? Whenever our ethnic or national prejudices are aroused, in times of scarcity, during challenges to national self-esteem or nerve, when we agonize about our diminished cosmic place and purpose, or when fanaticism is bubbling up around us – then, habits of thought familiar from ages past reach for the controls.

    The candle flame gutters. Its little pool of light trembles. Darkness gathers. The demons begin to stir.

    ~ Extract from, “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark” – 1995 By Carl Sagan.

    • Replies: @John Achterhof
  274. MarkinLA says:
    @Ponder

    What has any of that jumbled up thinking have to do with innovation in the US? If the number of engineers graduating was any indication of innovation, then how did the US come to dominate the computer and semiconductor industries?

    Companies moved to Vietnam for the same reason they moved to China, cheap labor. Most of the products that were moved were low tech anyway.

    • Replies: @Ponder
  275. Yes, Trump is a bit dopey. Where would we be if Hillary was President??

  276. MarkinLA says:
    @Ponder

    What trade war? We are not dependent on exports to the China. Nor are we that dependent on exports to the rest of the world. We are a big enough market that all we need to do is make things ourselves. Which we are quite capable of. Ask the defense contractors.

    As for Tim Cook making consumer goods and thinking he is at some pinnacle of technology. Tim Cook is just another in Apples long line of second rate nontechnical CEOs like when they had that Pepsi guy years ago who almost broke the company. What exactly is his background? If China is so advanced why are they still trying to steal US technology? Tim Cook another non technical person talking about things he knows nothing about.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Cook

    • Replies: @Ponder
  277. @Daniel H

    I used to like Fred, but he has obviously spent too much time down in Mexico, snorting cocaine, drinking swill wine, and smoking dope. Fred is now an official MORON, completely out of touch with reality.

  278. @Rurik

    Thanks for the well-considered reply, Rurik. Couldn’t agree more with the commentary. I came across this Sagan extract you posted – the first part of it – a few months ago on twitter. It’s understandable that it’s gone into circulation: it is remarkably prescient.

    • Thanks: Rurik
    • Replies: @Jokem
  279. pyrrhus says:

    Pretty ignorant column, Fred….Trump has been under constant assault from the Uni-Party, the Deep State, the media, and the giant tech companies for his entire term in office…Still, he is building the wall, having major diplomatic success in the ME, and has been withdrawing US troops from the quagmires that Bush/Obama got them into….And Trump has started no wars whatsoever….I submit that these achievements dwarf his recent predecessors…

    • Agree: Sulu, acementhead
  280. Jokem says:
    @Rurik

    ‘Oh, he’s always been cynical. ‘

    Yes, but based upon his recent post, it is cynical only.

    ‘Does Trump deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Well, first off, by handing it to Obama, and the fact that he hasn’t returned it, sort of mocks the whole notion of the thing having any meaning at all.’

    Based upon what Obama did, I deserve one also. I just used the toilet. No? Well at least I did something.

    ‘If it were up to me, and I wanted to prevent nuclear weapons in the hands of religious psychos, the first nation I’d disarm would be Israel.’

    Since Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, I am inclined to let them keep
    their nukes. It is also the most Westernized country in that area of the world also.

    ‘I’d like to see Israel return to it’s 1948 borders, (or failing that, 1967). ‘

    I am disinclined for them to have their capitol poking right in the middle of Muslim
    Central. If you want that then why didn’t Germany have Berlin as their capitol
    during the cold war period?

    ‘Did Iran murder our sailors in a cowardly and criminal act of war?’

    No, they invaded our embassy and kept the staff there prisoners for over a year.
    Yes, I know it was ‘Iranian Students’ who did that.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  281. Jokem says:
    @John Achterhof

    You mean ‘Nuclear Winter’ Carl Sagan?

    • Replies: @cynicalpete
  282. @Jokem

    Yes, that Carl Sagan.

    One might consider him to be either a brilliant thinker who occasionally stumbled into foolishness or as an over-rated gasbag who sometimes demonstrated brilliant thinking, and either view could probably be argued as valid.

    Either way, the excerpt quoted by Rurik is extraordinarily thoughtful and prescient.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  283. denk says:
    @Ricko

    Trump the great white hoax

    I’m going to make our military so big, so powerful, so strong, that nobody — absolutely nobody — is gonna to mess with us,”

    Wait a min.
    The US military has been the biggest, nastiest mofo around town since ww2.
    But Trump wanna make it even meaner…

    [MORE]

    So that nobody dare to mess with us’ !

    Am I the only one choking on my coffee over this gem ?

    USA has been messing around the planet since 1785, leaving a long string of broken countries, failed states in its wake, for which the gringos gleefully sneer as shit holes….Haiti, Venezuela, Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afpak….right up to HK.
    Just to name a few,.

    Do we need any more proof that Trump is just latest con artist trotted out to front for the deep state, especially the MIC., to make the likes of Lockheed Martin fat again ?

    It boggles the mind,
    How did all of 44 con artists got away with their bald faced lies ?

    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me hundreds of times….?

    I pissed off lots of gringos when I said
    ‘Its the people stupid’

    Yet they keep coming back day after day to prove me right….

    Exhibit 20000001

    Ricko the imbecile

    As for the rest of the essay where the author laments Trump’s aggressive stance towards Russia and China: The British Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, in 1938, proved beyond doubt that appeasement doesn’t work.

    Thank you for vindicating me again,
    kiddo….
    Its the people, stupid.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
  284. Ponder says:
    @MarkinLA

    Clearly to you the numbers mean nothing which is interesting because you then say how the US dominated computer and semiconductor industries. Do you know how many STEM qualified personnel were involved in the early stages of those industries? How many such talent moved to the US from the ROW to participate in them? Do you understand cause and effect? Or do you confuse correlation to causation?

    Please explain to me how the US became dominant in semiconductor and computer industries. What was needed to make it successful and who was involved and with what skill sets and abilities. I am really interested in knowing as this should slam dunk your assertions.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  285. Ponder says:
    @MarkinLA

    Everybody steals your technology I hear. Students studying are stealing your technology and even Russian hypersonic missiles which the US hasn’t produced were stolen from the US. Even technology that the US cannot presently produce was stolen from them just like missile powered portable nuclear reactors. Stealth was also stolen from them despite the idea being given to them by a Russian scientist whose idea was rejected in Russia, and for good reason to since all your stealth is clearly seen and can be locked on to.

    The US self dependent? Don’t make me laugh. The US is the way it is because it leaches of the ROW the world by your dollar hegemony aka reserve currency enforced under threat of death to any nation rejecting this economic slavery. Once it is removed, and Russia and China and a few others are working towards exactly that, it will be bye bye hegemony and hallo normal middle level US power. How to bring down the reserve currency status of the US while avoiding nuclear war is the only hurdle in bringing down the US. Now, be a good supremacist and go vote Trump.

    • Troll: GeneralRipper
    • Replies: @a_german
  286. MarkinLA says:
    @Ponder

    The so-called ROW had very little to do with the early computer and semiconductor industry from what I remember. But since you are making the assertion that the US stole from everybody, maybe you have the names of all those non-US pioneers who invented everything the US stole.

    All the well-known names from the foundational company Fairchild Semiconductor were American although there were two foreigners, only one who was important technically. Even that had to do with him being in the US as he was a colleague of Shockley at Cal Tech.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairchild_Semiconductor

    When I was at Burroughs in 1978 there were NO European or Asian companies in the top 5 computer companies in the world. Must have been all that ROW talent they were stealing in the pre-H1-B era. The computer industry was known as IBM and the seven dwarfs. Those dwarfs being Burroughs, Sperry-Univac, NCR, Control-Data (chief architect Seymour Cray who later founded Cray Research), DEC, Might have been one European – Group Bull. I can’t remember the other. Burroughs was #2.

    • Replies: @Ponder
    , @antibeast
  287. Rurik says:
    @Jokem

    Since Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, I am inclined to let them keep their nukes.

    American Jewish author Ron Rosenbaum writes “goes so far as to justify” a Samson Option approach:[31]

    Israel has been building nuclear weapons for 30 years. The Jews understand what passive and powerless acceptance of doom has meant for them in the past, and they have ensured against it. Masada was not an example to follow—it hurt the Romans not a whit, but Samson in Gaza? What would serve the Jew-hating world better in repayment for thousands of years of massacres but a Nuclear Winter. Or invite all those tut-tutting European statesmen and peace activists to join us in the ovens? For the first time in history, a people facing extermination while the world either cackles or looks away—unlike the Armenians, Tibetans, World War II European Jews or Rwandans— have the power to destroy the world. The ultimate justice?[32]

    [my emphasis]

    “Israel could “bring down the pillars of the world (attack Moscow and European capitals for instance)”

    We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: ‘Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.’ I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.[35]

    “If you force us yet again to descend from the face of the Earth to the depths of the Earth — let the Earth roll toward the Nothingness.” Jerusalem Post journalist Gil Ronen saw this poem as referring to the Samson Option, which he described as the strategy of using Israel’s nuclear weapons, “taking out Israel’s enemies with it, possibly causing irreparable damage to the entire world.”[37]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samson_Option

    have you ever heard even the most crazed Nazi or Islamo-fascist or USA! chanting ‘exceptional’ American braggart ever suggest that if they can’t be on top, then all humans and all life on the planet must die! ?

    It’s the id of an emotionally infantile uber-egotist who believes that the entire planet exists to pander to his vanity. And the second it doesn’t- then all life should be wiped out- for the temerity of not worshiping his self-chosen ‘greatness’.

    I’ve heard of men who would kill a woman , because if he can’t have her, nobody can!’

    But I’ve never encountered a (sane) man who would wipe out all life on the planet, if the nations of the world don’t bow down to him.

    What they’re saying with the Samson Option, is that if they feel threatened in a conventional war with their neighbors, that it is their intent to destroy all life on the planet. And they’re proud of this stance, and feel justified to hector us all with threats and demands that they are the only people on the planet who’s racial supremacist “democracy”, is so uniquely more important than our lives, and all life on Earth, that if they can’t have their racial Jewish supremacist state, then we and everything else will perish.

    I didn’t say that. (((They))) did. And they’re proud of it!

    • Replies: @Hillbob
  288. Jokem says:

    ‘have you ever heard even the most crazed Nazi or Islamo-fascist or USA! chanting ‘exceptional’ American braggart ever suggest that if they can’t be on top, then all humans and all life on the planet must die! ?’

    1) I interpreted this to mean if they are not allowed to exist, they will take the world down with them.
    This is significantly different than ‘being on top’.

    2) I cannot find the quote, but I believe Mao Zedong said something to the effect ‘What difference does it make if half the world is destroyed, as long as what remains is Communist.’ He was not a Nazi or Islamo-fascist, but close enough for me.

    3) Ruhollah Khomeini – in our domestic and foreign policy, … we have set as our goal the world-wide spread of the influence of Islam … We wish to cause the corrupt roots of Zionism, capitalism and Communism to wither throughout the world. We wish, as does God almighty, to destroy the systems which are based on these three foundations, and to promote the Islamic order of the Prophet …

    4) Kim Jong Un – In no way would the United States dare to ignite a war against me and our country. The whole of its mainland is within the range of our nuclear strike and the nuclear button is on my office desk all the time; the United States needs to be clearly aware that this is not merely a threat but a reality.

    5) There is no doubt in my mind that Adolph Hitler, or Joseph Stalin, or any other dictator through history would have the attitude you criticize. They did not have the capability of doing that then, so your question cannot be answered definitively.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  289. Ponder says:
    @MarkinLA

    I see you are obviously dishonest. Ok. I did not claim that ROW steals from the US, You did. Neither did I claim the US steals from the ROW, your strowman. I disputrf your claim that the ROW steals from the US. Students studying is not stealing. Technology transfer is not stealing. The US wanted to have its cake and eat it too. The Chinese outsmarted you at you capitalism game and by your rules too.

    I see you never even tried to address my request on STEM professionals and the rest. You instead went to what we both know to be true that the US did dominate the semiconductor and computer industry. You ignored the factors and capabilities and process of how it became so. Going to the original source of the dispute which you scoffed at —— US initiated trade war against China and my assertion as to why the Chinese would prevail and why the US cannot at the present stage mount a reasonable comeback.

    You have responded by calling the ROW thieves which I easily countered by giving examples of technology that the US doesn’t even possess to nullify that absurdity. I have you one key reason which would limit US plans —– STEM professionals. Just accept that you probably don’t know enough about the subject and go learn about it.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  290. Rurik says:
    @Jokem

    1) I interpreted this to mean if they are not allowed to exist, they will take the world down with them.
    This is significantly different than ‘being on top’.

    Perhaps, but what they’re saying, is that if Israel – the political entity, (your precious democracy) is threatened, (not, the Jewish people) then they are uniquely justified (because they’re Jews) in ending all life on planet Earth.

    Not just human life, but all higher life, (excepting perhaps some bacteria and other forms that can survive the worst kind of nuclear winter).

    But even if you just consider all human life, what kind of monsters would destroy 7+ billion people and all the accomplishments and cultures and history of our remarkable species, out of an insane psychosis that their shitty little state is more important than all of human existence?

    But hey, we all know the answer to that. What kind of monster would do that?

    your typical Jewish supremacist! That’s who!

    anyways, this tangent is off topic.

    If you want to continue, we should take it to the open thread.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  291. Jokem says:
    @cynicalpete

    ‘Yes, that Carl Sagan.’

    I have a third option –

    A clever man who decided to support a political agenda backed up by junk science.

    • Replies: @cynicalpete
  292. Jokem says:
    @Rurik

    ‘Perhaps, but what they’re saying, is that if Israel – the political entity, (your precious democracy) is threatened, (not, the Jewish people) then they are uniquely justified (because they’re Jews) in ending all life on planet Earth.’

    This is your interpretation. My interpretation is Israel has the capability of wiping out any entity which threatens to obliterate Israel. If ‘all life’ seeks to remove Israel from the world, then Israel can wipe out all life in response.

    I am beginning to wonder if I have stumbled into an anti-Semitic web site.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @Sulu
    , @Rurik
  293. Rurik says:
    @Jokem

    If ‘all life’ seeks to remove Israel from the world, then Israel can wipe out all life in response.

    do you not see the idiocy of your statement?

    I am beginning to wonder if I have stumbled into an anti-Semitic web site.

    You’ll be happier here

    http://www.freerepublic.com/home.htm

    shalom

    • Replies: @Jokem
  294. Jokem says:
    @Rurik

    ‘do you not see the idiocy of your statement?’

    The idiocy is to expect they will allow themselves to be wiped out with no response.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  295. Sulu says:
    @Jokem

    I am beginning to wonder if I have stumbled into an anti-Semitic web site.

    What? An anti-Semitic web site you say? Now how in the world can anyone be justified in being anti-Semitic, especially considering that the Jews are the only people in history to never be guilty of any wrong doing? At least according to them. They are just routinely persecuted where ever they go. For no reason whatsoever.

    Sulu

  296. Rurik says:
    @Jokem

    to expect they will allow themselves to be wiped out with no response.

    a response would be one thing.

    Even a ‘Carthage-like’ extreme response to an enemy set on destroying you, could be understood in some circumstances.

    But we’re talking about wiping out the human species and erasing human existence from the only place in the universe where it has ever existed.

    We’re talking about an evil that is incomprehensible to sane people. Not even the devil has ever been accused of wanting to destroy all life and wipe out and erase all humanity.

    Imagine Hitler in his bunker, wishing that if he and Nazism has to die, then all of life and all of humanity, and all of its history, should all be wiped out for all eternity!

    Not even your ultimate boogey man rises to the psychotic, megalomaniacal evil of your tribe.

    Not the devil, not the worst of human monsters from our imaginations would even contemplate the banality of evil that is Zionism, and its infantile, temper-tantrum throwing crybabies who consider their racial supremacist entity more important than all life and all human history or future human aspirations.

    A little girl in Indonesia playing with her sister, a couple of young lovers in Tahiti, a woman strolling the streets of Paraguay, a student in a library in Ireland, everyone and everything all must die and be wiped out, because the racial supremacist Jews pushed their neighbors too far.

    You’re a charming race, Jokem. As charming as Dresden, or Gaza or 9/11 or one of the hundreds of thousands of innocent people your tribe is responsible for murdering in this new century.

    The only question is why are you creeps so fucked up?

    Is there something fundamentally wrong with your DNA, or is it your sick and lizard-like religion of racial superiority from the depths of depraved, stone age tribalism?

    IDK

    If you took your average Gentile, and told him since he was a toddler, that he was soooo much more special and better and superior to all the other children, that God put him here as God’s chosen little important one, and that all the other children were put here to be his slaves, only those terrible and nasty and wicked children refused to go along with God’s plan, and act as slaves, and this was intolerable to God, then IDK, maybe they’d grow up to be as fucked up as you people are.

    Some mysteries are eternal, I guess..

    • Replies: @Jokem
    , @OilcanFloyd
  297. Rurik says:
    @Jokem

    If ‘all life’ seeks to remove Israel from the world, then Israel can wipe out all life in response.

    not to belabor this digression,

    but what if ‘the world’ used your own logic?

    If all humanity and all life was threated by an asteroid, let’s say, or a shitty little nation of megalomaniacal psychotic supremacists..

    Wouldn’t it be prudent for all of the people of the world, to make common cause to destroy the asteroid, before it managed to destroy all life?

    Hmm..

    • Replies: @Sulu
  298. @sue me

    Wrong on age. Trump is 74. Melania is 50

  299. a_german [AKA "A_German.."] says:
    @Ponder

    Stealth was also stolen from them despite the idea being given to them by a Russian scientist whose idea was rejected

    Stealth is little more than carbon plates which is known as low reflective to radar.

    Other countries had developed radar that detects the turbulance from the engine Stream which made it perfect visible on the screen. No plane, but this Echo, bang.

    US is fast in development no doubt. But e.g Germans can say that US “steal” theire technology after WW2 but there where similar development in other countries.

    Currently there are no technology breakthrougs, Last is the Semiconductor introduced in the 60ies by US which is based an German and other discoveries pre WW2. GSM UMTS LTE aso are the most ruling technologies now. US contribution? A few Phone modems developed by chinese engeneers. Infrastructre from Huawei Ericsson etc.

    Sorry for the facts.

  300. antibeast says:
    @MarkinLA

    The so-called ROW had very little to do with the early computer and semiconductor industry from what I remember. All the well-known names from the foundational company Fairchild Semiconductor were American although there were two foreigners, only one who was important technically. Even that had to do with him being in the US as he was a colleague of Shockley at Cal Tech.

    You’re correct that the USA pioneered the early computer and semiconductor industries, from the first transistor, the first integrated circuit, the first supercomputer, the first mainframe, the first minicomputer, the first microprocessor, the first PC, the first mobile phone, the first LAN, the first WAN, the first Internet, etc. But don’t forget that other countries especially Japan adopted those semiconductor and electronics technologies invented in the USA and turned them into successful commercial products such as SONY, Canon, Nikon, Sharp, Toshiba, NEC, etc. followed by the South Koreans and the Taiwanese who now lead the world in the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries.

    When I was at Burroughs in 1978 there were NO European or Asian companies in the top 5 computer companies in the world. Must have been all that ROW talent they were stealing in the pre-H1-B era. The computer industry was known as IBM and the seven dwarfs. Those dwarfs being Burroughs, Sperry-Univac, NCR, Control-Data (chief architect Seymour Cray who later founded Cray Research), DEC, Might have been one European – Group Bull. I can’t remember the other. Burroughs was #2.

    The PC industry killed the US computer industry because anybody could manufacture PCs as long as they use Intel CPUs and Microsoft OS. As PCs became ever more powerful, all those proprietary systems became obsolete as software developers were no longer tied to one vendor’s hardware/OS system. As PCs became commodities, manufacturing moved offshore. Now cloud computing and internet companies are threatening to kill off the remaining hardware/software vendors such as Oracle, IBM, etc.

    The USA usually leads the world in inventing new technologies but fails in commercializing them into successful products/services. The list is long: maglevs — invented in USA but commercialized in China, Japan and South Korea; photocopiers — invented in USA but commercialized in Japan; AI — invented in USA but commercialized in China; robots — invented in USA but commercialized in Japan, South Korea, Germany and China; drones — invented in USA but commercialized in China; solar panels — invented in USA but commercialized in China; online gaming — invented in USA but commercialized in China, etc.

    Remember AT&T Bell Labs? That place used to be where US scientists invented the latest and greatest technologies. Not anymore as Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE and European companies like Nokia and Ericsson have taken the lead in the global mobile telecommunications industry. Apple sells smartphones but not the telecom equipment to connect smartphones to 4G/5G networks. There is not a single US company today that manufactures 4G/5G mobile telecommunications equipment after Motorola went out of business. Not one.

    The USA is in for a rude surprise once China rises to the top in technology industries which is likely to happen fast, sometime in the next ten years.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  301. No wonder you guys got banned: such twaddle and lies…..

  302. Ponder says:
    @a_german

    I think you mistook me for somebody else, maybe MarkinLA, since your points seem to line up with mine. Or maybe you read my posts too fast and missed my points. I don’t understand your response to me.

  303. Ponder says:
    @a_german

    Oh I see the problem now. You are new to UNZ. So, you probably did not know that I was responding to MarkinLA who was asserting that it’s the ROW that steals US technology. I responded sarcastically, to this assertion by giving him examples of technology that others had and the US did not by sarcastically saying what he was saying that they stole it from the US which is of course nonsense. The part you found, not knowing was a sarcastic response to MarkinLA probably threw you. Go back and click on his link in my post that you responded to and you will be able to follow the conversation. You can also read all the posts that he has answered me and all the posts that I responded to him to get a clearer picture of what we are arguing about.

    • Replies: @a_german
  304. bronek says:
    @profnasty

    Good point. South Africa was not incompetent. They could have managed. Perhaps eventully there would have been a Boar state. Sweden, Washington and Australia sunk South Africa.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  305. Jokem says:
    @Rurik

    ‘You’re a charming race, Jokem. As charming as Dresden, or Gaza or 9/11 or one of the hundreds of thousands of innocent people your tribe is responsible for murdering in this new century.’

    Rurik – I have no idea what this is about. Are you supposed to be on meds?

    ‘Imagine Hitler in his bunker, wishing that if he and Nazism has to die, then all of life and all of humanity, and all of its history, should all be wiped out for all eternity!’

    Since he did not have any Nukes, that did not happen.

    ‘If you took your average Gentile, and told him since he was a toddler, that he was soooo much more special and better and superior to all the other children, that God put him here as God’s chosen little important one, and that all the other children were put here to be his slaves, only those terrible and nasty and wicked children refused to go along with God’s plan, and act as slaves, and this was intolerable to God, then IDK, maybe they’d grow up to be as fucked up as you people are.’

    Exactly the creed of the Hitler Youth.

    Sulu – Thank you for proving my point.

    • Replies: @Sulu
    , @Rurik
  306. Sulu says:
    @Jokem

    Sulu – Thank you for proving my point.

    Only in your mind Shlomo.

    Sulu

    • Replies: @Jokem
  307. dfordoom says: • Website
    @bronek

    Good point. South Africa was not incompetent. They could have managed. Perhaps eventully there would have been a Boar state.

    That would have been awesome. Nobody messes with a wild Boar.

    Sorry, I know it was probably a spellcheck error but I just had to make that reply.

  308. @Jokem

    I have no problem accepting that as a possible explanation for his “nuclear winter” hysteria.

    Be that as it may, that in no way changes the fact that the excerpt quoted by Rurik was spot on as a warning of what was to come. To my knowledge, he was the only one of any public stature to identify the big-picture consequences of proceeding along that path early enough to have been able to make a difference had his admonitions been heeded.

  309. Jokem says:
    @Sulu

    ‘Shlomo’

    Is that the guy with the nose hanging over something like a wall with the caption ‘Kilroy was here’?

    • Replies: @Sulu
  310. a_german [AKA "a__german__"] says:
    @Ponder

    Sorry i read it on the smartphone. There the view is a little limited which can loose context and i fight always with the german spell checker.

    Hope it’s ok to say something about invention. I make technical developments where “inventing” is a normal process. From this position the idea to “steal” something looks a little weird. The former inventor relies on ideas, inventions and products of other people too. This is different to copy something, which is not a south-east Asia speciality only, and e.g. patent infringement.

    Would somebody say that Goodyear steal the idea of vulcanisation or even the invention of the wheel when they make a new car tyre? Then there is always a national tune in this discussion. First Transistors are made from TI (at then Texas Instruments) locates in Texas, as the name says. What have a Farmer in Montana in common with that company?

    Than lots of nations claims a lot of things be theirs. First computer over here was made by Conrad Zuse in the 30s. Made out of eletromechanical parts and tubes. Similar developments you can find everywhere. Same with semiconductors, chemistry aso. US is best in put them fast into products and market them, or was.

    • Replies: @Ponder
  311. Tonaaay says:

    And what is our alternative? Biden? Good grief. At least talk about the whole picture. Trump yes has a weird cult following but that would have never happened if we had anyone in previous administrations including Biden not do exactly what you say Trump has done. Our vote doesn’t matter, the system cannot be changed no matter if even Bernie got in. It’s the system that needs beat, no individual will be able to do it including Trump or Bernie Sanders.

    • Replies: @Jokem
  312. Raul says:

    Our government long ago has become the bulbous monster it now is. Their is no one person that can do anything but muddle through until the next president comes along to muddle through hopefully more proficient then the previous.
    As I sit here warm comfortable, full belly and still able to put my two cents in without fear of a midnight knock on the door.
    Wall Street, K Street, Main Street, Military, Oh My!

  313. Jokem says:
    @Tonaaay

    ‘And what is our alternative? Biden? ‘

    Exactly! We have an abrasive loudmouth blowhard running against a Marxist dimwit who is leading us into becoming the USSA.

  314. Ponder says:
    @a_german

    I totally agree with you. This idea of patents, I believe was/is a way that the US came up with to ensure that they could try and control technology and invention, by trying stifle innovation or at least profit from it by invoking patents. I agree with you that ideas are built upon, modified, advanced and so forth. Imagine if “law of gravity” was patented. That would mean that what was observed naturally and utilised by many without scientifically defining it would be considered intellectual theft from Newton. Such a strange way to define something don’t you think? Anyhow, I am in total agreement with your comments including a lot of technology and inventions being “stolen” from Nazi Germany by the US, including to even shipping engineers and scientists from Germany to the US ( operation paperclip if I try to remember on top of my head, although I may have the name wrong and I am too lazy to look it up).

  315. @Rurik

    Extremely well stated, Rurik.

    • Agree: Rurik
    • Replies: @Rurik
  316. Cking says:

    Why write a snark article when, for decades, we have Mass-Murderers in the highest echelons in the State Department’s Foreign Policy, in the Medical System, in the US Banking and Finance. Yes the Oval Office too. We all saw ‘them’ take the President away to Reed Hospital, and now he’s still going along with the phony ‘pandemic’ promising vaccines for a virus no scientist, no one, has yet acquired, let alone definitively identified.

    The Greatest Depression exists now, 100’s of millions of lives are at stake, Poverty caused by the Fed/Wall St. system, is the actual national security crisis and WWIII is on the table and it could not be possible, like WWI and WWII, without the Federal Reserve Bank managing America’s wealth, money, and credit to wage war. The author is right, most Americans, think President Trump will be able to clean it all up. Only the American people, the informed citizenry, can perform the necessary political intervention to reorganize the United States government and its Banking system, then fund the new, nuclear powered, economy platform, the Redevelopment of North America that will be able to beat back the Fed/Wall St. ordered Greatest Depression upon us now. We’re wasting time.

  317. @a_german

    Yeah we know, the land of “Dichter und Denker” ; Poets and thinkers, where everything known to mankind was invented/created: “Am deutschen Wesen soll die Welt genesen”

    Germany an entire nation convulsing under the worst case of DTS on the lanet.

    Look the entire globe has suffered enough under German know-it-all-ism : deutscher Besserwisserei over the last hundred-plus years, so why don’t you German supermen just shut the fuck up for a century or two and give yourselves time to cool down.

    Plus your neurotic vision of yourselves as a nation of Dichter und Denker simply is not true and historically false, as the few Poets Philosophers and Composers mentored by the Fuersten did not spell out to be an entire nation comprising of such.

    Germany a nation which has gone crazy under the worship of Greta and the lunatic green party, and which now has set the goal of elimination privately owned automobiles.

    AJM

    • Replies: @a_german
  318. Rurik says:
    @Jokem

    ‘Imagine Hitler in his bunker, wishing that if he and Nazism has to die, then all of life and all of humanity, and all of its history, should all be wiped out for all eternity!’

    Since he did not have any Nukes, that did not happen.

    I’d like to do an exercise, if I may.

    A psychological experiment of sorts, with whomever is reading this to participate in, if they’d like.

    Let’s ponder an hypothetical, based on everything we know and have glimmered of the world, and human nature, and certain personalities.

    Let’s assume, for the sake of this experiment, that Hitler didn’t just have nukes, but had enough of them to wipe out all life on planet Earth. Now, he’s in his bunker, and he’s got the doomsday button next to him.

    What are the chances, based on everything we know or assume about Adolf Hitler, that he would mash the button, just before he and his precious Reich was given the coup de grace?

    Or any Nazi for that matter. Himmler or Goebbels for instance or any real or imagined ‘White supremacist’ or other such evil boogeyman.

    Goebbels killed his own children before killing himself, and that must have seemed like the whole world to him,

    but what are the chances he’d push the button, and wipe out all of humanity and human existence, out of pure spite?

    I’d say zero in every case. I’d say that such a notion would never even have entered their minds. The Nazis being sane, (for the most part) in any case.

    But then let’s take the case of Sheldon Adelson, for instance. Or Shmuley Boteach, or any number of your typical Jewish supremacists. Max Boot, the Kagans, et al..

    Irv Rubin, JDL

    If they couldn’t get their way, and continue to menace the planet and its people, and the fear that their boot would no longer be on the neck of humanity, and that humans might be free to pursue their lives and happiness for all eternity, in brotherhood and harmony and kindness and prosperity, ((horror of all horrors, I know ; ))

    Is it perfectly in character for those people to mash that button, rather than see humanity be free and happy?

    I leave it to the reader to ponder these existential questions…

  319. Rurik says:
    @OilcanFloyd

    I meant to press ‘Thanks’

    Oops

  320. Sulu says:
    @Jokem

    It’s definitely the guy with the nose.

    Sulu

  321. Sulu says:
    @Rurik

    I like your logic.

    Sulu

  322. Jokem says:

    ‘I’d say zero in every case. ‘

    This is mainly a message for Fred.

    I think your blog here has become a haven for Neo Nazi extremists.

    Who is the moderator approving stuff like this?

    I am done responding to these people who appear to be worshiping irrationality.

    • Replies: @Sulu
  323. a_german says:

    It wasn’t Nazi-Germany, it was the development stream independent from the ruling policy.
    US has taken all the patents from Germany after war, winners.
    But imo patents are useful, you get a “licence” to sell the innovations (only sell, anyone can use it for his own purpose except commercial ) a limited time in exchange how you make it.

    This is now perverted as so many things. Btw: Over here the level of invention must be higher to be granted by the patent offices. I see US patents which will never be granted here. Chines patents are often far below both.

    As an rocket scientist in Nazi Germany you where “dancing with the devil”. After war you had 3 choices. US, USSR or Nuremberg.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  324. MarkinLA says:
    @antibeast

    I just get tired of hearing all this crap about how America is declining and never did anything or just stole it from everybody, blah, blah, blah. There is plenty of innovation in the US as well as Europe and Japan/S. Korea. Some company in LA is a leader in applying graphene to batteries.

    https://taskboot.com/2020/01/17/graphene-battery-is-now-a-reality-for-commercial-use/

    All this nonsense about China in the future sounds a lot like what they said about Japan 30 years ago. Copying known technology is one thing – pushing it is a lot harder. If China is so brilliant why can’t they get their semiconductor independence program running? Why are they still dependent on Russian jet engines?

    Phones going from 4G to 5G is a big nothing as far as advancing technology is concerned. Few commercial products are the result of a breakthrough in leading edge technology.

    • Replies: @antibeast
    , @Ponder
  325. MarkinLA says:
    @Ponder

    Your jumbled mess of a post doesn’t seem to have any real point. As far as stealing, the Russians are even accusing China of stealing their defense secrets. So are the Russians lying?

    However, you nor I know what the US military really has as far as advanced technology. For that matter we don’t know what Russia or China have. I saw an article that said a Chinese J-20 could not keep up with an F-35, a plane most people agree isn’t all that good. If true where does that leave the J-20?

    As far as your other silly post that somehow the US semiconductor industry didn’t just spring up out of the ground and had some outside help. Well, of course, we are all dependent on the basic science and research that came before us. However, why did it happen in the US if everybody could have done it? There had to be some special sauce in those pioneers and the environment they created that wasn’t anywhere else.

    • Replies: @Ponder
  326. MarkinLA says:
    @a_german

    I agree with you on US patents. I worked at a medical device company and the companies patents were posted in plaques around the engineering floor so everybody could see them. Some were so mundane I could not believe they could be patented. One I remember was a counting circuit for a particular cardiac event. I didn’t see anything particularly earth shaking about either a counting circuit (done a million times) or the electronics to detect the event.

    I read an article where Apple applied for a patent on a folding I-phone. The patents seemed to be nothing more that a parts layout of standard already available chips (either custom designed or off the shelf) that Apple already was already using. The only use for such a patent is to sue when somebody else makes something similar.

    • Replies: @a_german
  327. antibeast says:
    @MarkinLA

    Phones going from 4G to 5G is a big nothing as far as advancing technology is concerned. Few commercial products are the result of a breakthrough in leading edge technology.

    Agree but going from 2G/3G to 4G/5G was a big change because the mobile telecom industry went from circuit-switched voice telephony to packet-routed data networking. Before 4G, mobile operators mostly offered voice/text services via their circuit-switched telephony networks, same as your fixed-line telephone. But after 4G, mobile operators could now offer Internet access over their packet-routed data networks, which is the same gear used by ISPs. The old-line voice-telephony companies like AT&T Bell Labs (later renamed Lucent), Motorola, Alcatel, Nortel, Siemens, etc. lost out to new entrants like Nokia, Huawei, ZTE and Samsung as well as to Apple and Cisco, Silicon Valley companies with little to no experience in voice telephony.

    Nokia was in the lumber industry before getting into the mobile telecom industry which took root in Finland after GSM became the 2G standard in the EU. The USA lost to GSM because it had too many incompatible 2G standards offered by Motorola, Qualcomm, etc. Once GSM took over the world, European and Asian companies selling GSM gear — Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, ZTE and Samsung — became the world leaders in the mobile telecom industry bypassing US companies such as Qualcomm which couldn’t sell their 2G ‘CDMA’ technology to Europe. Instead, Qualcomm had to go to China which, unlike Europe, adopted two 2G standards — GSM from Europe and CDMA from the USA. After 3G came out, the Chinese authorities then decided to develop their own 3G and 4G standards called TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE, respectively. During this time, Huawei opted to develop their own 5G technologies, effectively bypassing the indigenous 3G and 4G standards developed and adopted by the Chinese authorities.

    I just get tired of hearing all this crap about how America is declining and never did anything or just stole it from everybody, blah, blah, blah. There is plenty of innovation in the US as well as Europe and Japan/S. Korea. Some company in LA is a leader in applying graphene to batteries.

    .
    Agree. But times have changed. Motorola, the US company that invented the mobile phone, no longer exists as an independent company, just like RCA, the US company that invented the TV, or Magnavox, the US company that invented the video game console which could very well go the way of the dodo due to the advent of online video gaming. Guess who’s the world leader in online video gaming? Microsoft? Google? Sony? Nintendo? Electronics Arts? Nope. The world leader in online video gaming is Tencent, a Chinese company that is virtually unknown to most people outside China.

  328. a_german says:
    @MarkinLA

    I read an article where Apple applied for a patent on a folding I-phone.

    Applies doesn’t matter, only grants counts. You can apply for nearly everything. I have an application for a scarecrow and i am pretty sure to get a grant if i apply for ;-).

    The only use for such a patent is to sue when somebody else makes something similar.

    Big companies build portfolios where numbers counts, not content.

  329. Ponder says:
    @MarkinLA

    And Japan would have beaten the US if the US had not done to Japan what it’s trying to do to China now —— stifle its innovation and expansion. And if the US succeeds to doing the same to China, you will turn around and say the same thing that you are saying now about Japan —— that China could not innovate and that’s why it failed.

    • Replies: @dogbumbreath
  330. Ponder says:
    @MarkinLA

    Look my friend, you seem to be reading posts with a preset mind. I never said the US never invented stuff. Read carefully. You should be balanced and truthful. Not only the US has invented and innovated stuff and been a leader in certain domains, that’s true, but it is not the only one. Period. So, stop your silly tantrum of trying to whitewash what we all know to be true with your USA USA USA. That my point. Not as you seem to be reading that ‘the US never invented but stole’. I see the same reasoning about Chinese stealing Russian technology. Sure they are reverse engineering Russian technology but to then turn that as a blanket statement that Chinese cannot innovate is not true and frankly wrong. They may trail in many fields being late to the game, and copy technology and also improve or modify to their needs, but That doesn’t take away from their innovation one bit. The two are not mutually exclusive you know. Everybody copies and steals and shares and innovated from the other. Only those who want to be exceptional would like to belittle the ‘others’ achievements.

    Sorry to bust your bubble but their is nothing silly in my post, but rather on the contrary, it refutes your assertions and thus causes you to ‘lose it’ and turn to belittling. FYI, your condescending statements can’t shake me 1 iota since I do know of that which I write. Those Chinese now lead in 5g which you downplay and yet the US is so freaked out of losing the 5g race, till it is even pulling everything to stop the Chinese including illegal moves that are against international law. Why so for a nothing burger as per your assertion? China has some missiles that have greater ranges and targeting abilities superior to both US and Russia by the way. They are the first to have “stepped” on the dark side of the moon. Etc etc Now, don’t read that to mean I said all Chinese missiles are superior blah blah as you seem to read posts. Read it soberly.

  331. Mike321 says:

    Trump is embarrassingly stupid, an ignoramus, and a laughingstock. I want to believe that Biden would be better, but his administration would be filled with neocons and banksters. The first time he makes a gaffe, he’ll be out and the real nominee, Harris, will become president. Trump and Biden both suck. We are so f*cked.

    • Replies: @Sulu
  332. Sulu says:
    @Jokem

    Why is is I get the feeling that if you were a superhero your power would be I=P*R*T?

    Sulu

  333. Sulu says:
    @Mike321

    Trump may not be your idea of what a President should be but there is nothing to support your claim that he is stupid. Before he rose to the highest office in the land he was a billionaire with a 757 for his own personal jet. He routinely dated women that were supermodels while he jetted around the world doing business.

    He even used the Jewish media to get the television face time he would need to become President. I remember the week after he threw his hat in the ring in 15 his show got cancelled. That was the Jews realizing they had been played by Trump but by then it was too late for them to do anything about it.
    All of that bespeaks a high intellect. Everything I see about Trump tells me he is a high I.Q. alpha male.

    The entire reason the media has been against Trump is because they though they had it in the bag with their old hag Hillary. And Trump swooped in and screwed up their entire plan. The left though victory was in their hands but they underestimated Trump. Just count the number of times prior to the 16 election the media called Trump a clown and said he would never become President. Wishful thinking on their part. And I predict more liberal tears in a few more days.

    Sulu

  334. Mike321 says:

    Sulu,
    I don’t know what it’s called when a person brags about passing a test designed to catch dementia, except stupid. Maybe he just plays dumb to make people underestimate him…nah… he was serious.

    • Replies: @Sulu
  335. DrCiber says:

    Well, yeah, Fred. No argument with any of your points, but what would you have people do? Vote for President Harris? Even with his warts all on display Mr. Trump is STILL PREFERABLE to the only alternative on offer, by far.

  336. a_german [AKA "A_German.."] says:
    @Authenticjazzman

    Yeah we know, the land of “Dichter und Denker” ; Poets and thinkers, where everything known to mankind was invented/created: “Am deutschen Wesen soll die Welt genesen

    Funny narratives, Tell you what, nobody gives a sh*** on this over here, nobody i know. My father is from the meditarranian my mother from a north sea fishing village. There ancients coming from belgium.

    Germans feels guilty what happens in WW2, very contrary to the US bastards that seems proud what they did on crime to other people, even war crime over here.

    I can walk hours in my hometown and there is now house build before 1945. So please “kehre vor deiner eigenen Haustür”.

  337. Sulu says:
    @Mike321

    I don’t know what it’s called when a person brags about passing a test designed to catch dementia, except stupid.

    Do I think Trump is a narcissist? Probably. Do I think he is stupid? Not a chance in hell. You just want to label him as such because you don’t like him despite all evidence to the contrary. So what does that say about your intellectual honesty and powers of perception?

    For thousands of years people of limited intellect claimed the Earth was flat. But that did nothing to change the fact that it was indeed round.

    Sulu

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  338. Dennis Dale says: • Website

    You’re a vaporware writer, Fred.

  339. But 45% still thinks this guy is awesome.

    I had to google where the Malacca Straight was located.

  340. Mabes says:

    This doesn’t sound like Fred to me.
    Is he joking?

  341. Mike321 says:

    Sulu,
    Uh……never mind….have a nice day.

    • Replies: @Sulu
  342. Sulu says:
    @Mike321

    I quite understand your reticence to engage me in any verbal debate. Your contention is not only ludicrous but it is basically indefensible. Trump is a billionaire, and the President of the free world. He flies on Air Force One and when he retires he has to step down to his privately owned 757. Oh, and he has probably screwed a platoon of supermodels. But of course, according to you, he is dumb. Yeah, right. That certainly sounds like the accomplishments of a stupid person, doesn’t it? I would imagine almost any pavement ape could do it if it just hadn’t been for slavery.

    I am going to go out on a limb and predict that Trump will win the election so I suggest you go out right now and buy yourself an economy sized jar of Preparation H. You need to do it now because after the election demand for it is going to go through the roof.

    I would tell you to have a nice day but I don’t think Nov. 03 is going to live in your memory as a happy time for you.

    Sulu

  343. Corrupt says:

    “Then Trump had Soleimani, an Iranian hero, murdered.”

    The article was somewhat believable until the above quote. Soleimani was NOT a hero to the general public of Iran, just to the mullahs.

  344. Zygo says:

    Fred makes me feel like a Philistine, like I’ve been slain by the jawbone of an ass. His barking remind me of nothing so much as the ancient Arabic proverb, “The village dogs bark, but the caravan moves on!”!

  345. @GeneralRipper

    Sorry, my attempted post didn’t work.
    The other thing Biden has going for him, is that the benefit of Alzheimer’s will be that he’ll make new friends every day.

  346. @jadan

    Fred has always been a curmudgeon, and sometimes that characteristic runs on the wild side. He has not been “mistreated” as you idiotically claim. He has been called to task on his views, which is the right of anyone reading here. I’ve been reading Fred since he started his own website many years ago, and I like reading him, even when he goes over the edge as he did in this column.

    OTOH, you’re simply being a willfully obtuse moron. If Trump is “one of the biggest stinkiest butt holes in American history,” then you have been woefully cheated of an education and you should demand a refund. Hillary, Biden, Schumer, Pelosi, and others that could be named, are far, far worse than Trump. Unlike the DimoKKKRats, he hasn’t tried to steal any elections. He has been a bit strong in his language, but dealing with the likes of the extreme fringe left, like you, it was richly deserved.

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  347. @BobInVa

    His website has been moved here. Fred may not be writing much longer either. Fred lost an eye in Vietnam, and an incompetent Ophthalmologist screwed up his other eye, and his sight is declining.

  348. Fred, I think you’re losing sight of the big picture. Has there EVER been a President worth crowing about in our lifetimes? Trump was branded a racist on day one and a threat to the way Washington does business – I.e. – criminally, and it’s been game on ever since then. There’s been a bounty on his head since the very beginning. Let’s not kid ourselves here. Trump is really not much different from previous Presidents, honestly. The only thing that is different is that he’s very outspoken saying what others are simply thinking and for this he must pay. The media aren’t even pretending to be impartial and are taking advantage of a very dumb public.

    Trump earned my vote as a massive middle finger to the media and everyone inside the filthy Washington beltway. Because does it REALLY matter who the President is? The four years of meltdowns for me was worth the price of admission. Not wanting to be part of that ride is very unlike you Fred. In 2024 we can go back to being apathetic or holding our nose voting for the libertarian.

    Next you’re going to tell us that the elections were fair. Come on, Fred.

    • Replies: @Sulu
  349. Sulu says:
    @WhiskeyFive

    Sometimes I suspect that Fred’s distain for President Trump stems from nothing other than the fact that even though they are about the same age Trump was smart enough to avoid Vietnam while Fred wasn’t and it ended up costing Fred most of his eyesight. Of course you could also add in the fact that even before he became President, Trump was a billionaire, had his own private 757, and had White supermodels for breakfast, lunch and dinner while Fred is probably living off of social security and has a brown gf.

    Just a guess of course but envy is a powerful emotion. Most of us are guilty of it at one time or another in our lives. And envy does frequently engender hatred. Why should Fred be any different?

    • Replies: @Truth
    , @Anonymous
  350. Truth says:
    @Sulu

    ….Yes, that is a possibility. Or it could be that as Fred insinuates, Trump is a blowhard, a pathological liar, a bad businessman, and generally a bit of a useless prick.

  351. Anonymous[350] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sulu

    Your crude disdain for Fred suggests tremendous envy.

    • Replies: @Sulu
  352. Sulu says:
    @Anonymous

    Your obvious distain for my comment directed at Fred suggests a lack of mental acuity on your part coupled with an infantile need to think your opinion matters to the world at large. My first guess would be that you were an abused child.

    Sulu

  353. SomaliDud says:

    Fred is hilarious, he use to threaten to quit being a pundit.
    Please don’t!
    Always refreshing to read your articles.

  354. @Ponder

    And Japan would have beaten the US if the US had not done to Japan what it’s trying to do to China now —— stifle its innovation and expansion. And if the US succeeds to doing the same to China, you will turn around and say the same thing that you are saying now about Japan —— that China could not innovate and that’s why it failed.

    Agreed….what US does to stifle competition:

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