Katie, bar the ever-lovin’ door. Compromise seems a forlorn hope in today’s strange version of America. Anger runs too deep. All that is left is to choose sides. We will then see whether the country sinks—continues sinking–into a Soviet future already largely upon us, or we see armed mobs battling in the streets.
Does this sound crazy? I don’t think so. The hostility is beyond anything I have seen in what has become a depressingly long life. In the media, on the web, anger seethes. Countries both civilized and not have plunged into bloodshed over as little. Think of Sunnis and Shias, Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics, Spanish and Basques.
In America, friends talk carefully to each other because they want to remain friends. Armed mobs take to the streets, blocking highways, shouting down speakers, burning cities, looting malls, playing the Knockout Game, organizing huge demonstrations. Things are far worse than in the upheavals of the Sixties. That rebellion, now receding from living memory, had a concrete and attainable goal: preventing young men from being forced to fight in a remote war in which they had no stake. When the draft ended, so did the riots.
Today’s hatreds are not about anything in particular. They are about everything in general, and thus irresolvable. The white insurrectionists seem to be adolescents of thirty-five, gripped by the strange immaturity that so many have noticed, angry at a world that they mistake for their parents. The blacks are furious because they somehow do not succeed in modern society. Their opposition, the Deplorables, feel drowned in everything they detest and fear. No peace is possible except by political coercion or conflict in the streets.
Half the country, led by New York, wants to control, and does control, everything of importance to the other half. Everything is decided remotely: what your children learn in school, what you can’t say to them because they might tell their teachers; who you have to hire, with whom you have to associate, what religious practices are permitted, whether you can have a Christmas tree in the town square or sing carols on the public streets, whether you can defend yourself and your family. New York versus the Deplorables. The city holds the high cards.
Bitter conflicts force the taking of sides, often with people one does not like. For example, I think Trump is a horse’s ass, dangerous, naive, uninformed, and a thorough-going damned fool. I detest the KKK (which barely exists, but never mind) and disagree with the Alt-Right on many things. Yet when I look at the other side, the armed bands, the censorship, thought control, indoctrination, the re-writing of history, their media arm, the identity politics, the push for control, control, control—I think,“I’ll take Trump—gack–and certainly the Deplorables.” And of course if violence comes, it’s one or the other. You can’t reason with a mob armed with lengths of rebar.
There is no principle in any of this. It is visceral. Animalic mobs of ill-bred semiliterates vandalize statues as eagerly as Muslims blowing up Buddhist monuments. This is war, of low intensity but still war. Culture war at first, but tending toward baseball-bat war. And the federal government sides with the vandals. So far the attacks not been answered, but a lot of the country is thinking, “Bring it on.” Conservatives are not creatures of the herd, and do not wave placards. But they too are armed.
The campaign is highly orchestrated. The professional touch shows. The anger existed before Trump, and will exist after him, but he is being used by those who want to bring the Establishment, the Deep State, back into the White House.
Some time ago a fellow named Shicklgruber, a genius at marketing and cynical as Machiavelli, explained the technique for herding the public: Have a few simple ideas and repeat them over and over and over and over and over and over. Intellectuals, he said,want to make propaganda by offering complex ideas, and changing them frequently. This is because intellectuals become bored with simple ideas and want variety. Wrong, said Schick. Keep it simple and repeat it and repeat it and repeat it.
The public is stupid, he said, few think, their ignorance is profound, even the intelligent are usually ignorant and emotional. They will believe anything if told often enough. It is like training dogs. (He proved extraordinarily successful at marketing, though his reputation was later somewhat tarnished, but that is another story.)
This this was wildly successful in a forgotten time and a remote place called Weimar.
Anyone who has worked in politics or journalism can see how the thing is being done.There was the invention of Russian hacking, Trump’s racism, his hostility to Jews, his admiration for “White Supremacists,” who do not exist, and all the rest. Saturation by the media is of course the backbone–that, and making sure that the public never hears anything contrary. For the same reason, you see the same commercial seven times during the Superbowl, TrumpisWhiteSupremacistTrumpisWhiteSupremacistTrumpisWhiteSupremacist.
This is vintage Schicklgruber, and bears out his contempt for the public. I confess to a certain admiration for a thing well done. When New York gets serious, it works wonders. Control the media, it seems, and you control America.
What New York wants of course is Pence in the White House, a cipher in the pockets of Wall Street, the arms racket, and big corporations. I do not say this in hopes that saying it will have any effect. Writing columns seldom affects anything. Those who know what is going on already know, and the placard-wavers won’t read it.
Will New York impose a virulent political correctness–read “submission”–on the whole country? My guess is that it will. But conceivably not. It badly misread the anger in the country that elected Trump. Perhaps it again makes the same miscalculation. We will find out when they impeach Trump.
As always, America’s racial catastrophe intrudes. Blacks demand–they always demand–removal of Confederate statues. Most can’t spell “Confederacy,” don’t know the dates of the Civil War, can’t name the three branches of government, have never read a book, but they demand. And demand. And demand. “Whah mah free stuff?” There is no solution, and nobody believes there is, but race is a battering ram for attacking the Deplorables.
Clearly the people at the top, in the editorial suites in Manhattan, at Goldman Sachs, at Lockheed-Martin, know what they are doing. They want Trump out so they can continue looting. From their point of view,the placard-carriers and ball-bat wielders are, merely useful idiots. It is an odd and amusing alliance. The useful idiots, Leftists all, apparently do not know that they are carrying water for the arms industry and international finance.
The country, methinks, approaches a decision point. Aux armes, citoyens. Let the games begin.
history repeats itself
The usual cognitive dissonance of Reed, who wants to virtue-signal while also claiming to be dissident right. You can’t have both Fred, we know you’re just held barely in check by your Mexican wife. There is absolutely nothing in this article of note.
It does seem like it’s about time.
“Some time ago a fellow named Shicklgruber, a genius at marketing and cynical as Machiavelli, explained the technique for herding the public: Have a few simple ideas and repeat them over and over and over and over and over and over. Intellectuals, he said,want to make propaganda by offering complex ideas, and changing them frequently. This is because intellectuals become bored with simple ideas and want variety. Wrong, said Schick. Keep it simple and repeat it and repeat it and repeat it.”
“The public is stupid, he said, few think, their ignorance is profound, even the intelligent are usually ignorant and emotional. They will believe anything if told often enough. It is like training dogs. (He proved extraordinarily successful at marketing, though his reputation was later somewhat tarnished, but that is another story.)”
You get it wrong. The author condemned the “Big Lie” strategy in the strongest of terms. Here is the relevant passage from Mein Kampf:
“But it remained for the Jews, with their unqualified capacity for falsehood, and their fighting comrades, the Marxists, to impute responsibility for the downfall precisely to the man who alone had shown a superhuman will and energy in his effort to prevent the catastrophe which he had foreseen and to save the nation from that hour of complete overthrow and shame. By placing responsibility for the loss of the world war on the shoulders of Ludendorff they took away the weapon of moral right from the only adversary dangerous enough to be likely to succeed in bringing the betrayers of the Fatherland to Justice. All this was inspired by the principle–which is quite true within itself–that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.”
So the purport of this Mein Kampf passage was referring to a specific “big lie” which was being used by the Jewish press -trying to place the blame for the German defeat on General Ludendorff- and that the “broad masses” could be fooled by such a “big lie” because they were used to telling fibs in everyday life, but not to resorting to outrageous falsehoods or mendacious calamities, which were (and continue to be) the specialty of the lugenpresse, still dominated by the usual suspects. Hitler was NOT- and never was – defending the use of the “big lie.” This is sheer deflection by the tribal spinmeisters.
Thee is little doubt that someday, perhaps in the very near future all the conflict Fred writes about will come to a head. It will not be pretty and America the Beautiful as it once was known by old folks like me will never be the same. Martial law will have to be imposed and no one knows what that can lead to except curtailment of what liberties we have left.
if you want to wager the most likely time for trust in government to collapse and social chaos to really get going look to the near future.
the 6-8 months give or take into the 2018 elections when a huge number of democrats will be up for election. to the democrats they must hold on and grab some seats…if they lose more ground they become irrelevant.
the ny media will be in full pulizter mode spewing out the most absurd bullshit from the usual suspects to help plow the ground.
watch the dow and gold for the validity of this thesis. if trust collapses, social peace turns to widespread violence then gold and the dow will rapidly move higher as scared money leaves government bonds.
but expect a very sharp selloff first to set the table.
The problem is that our New York elites know how to control society far better than the ancient Romans or the modern Nazis and Soviets. They especially know what would work in controlling people’s lives and what won’t.
At the turn of the century, the federal government under Woodrow Wilson wanted to institute a massive hike in taxes in order to expand their power and wealth. What was the best way to do that? Not by sending tax collectors to people’s homes. That would just piss them off. Instead, dock the tax from people’s paychecks. All you have to do is to enforce the law on the businesses that employ people. That way, even if they don’t file their returns, the government will still have its money.
The reason for this is that our public schools will teach our youth only to think in certain ways that are deeply at odds with what we consider traditional morality and maturity. The best example is our new attitude towards bullying and fighting. I have written about this in a former blog.
A hundred years ago, if you were an adolescent boy who was being bullied, you had two options: (1) You tried to avoid the bully (which was much more doable then) or (2) you fought back. Note that a boy who refused to fight back would be called a coward. Furthermore, a boy who tattled to his parents about being bullied would be called a “Mama’s boy”. This was definitely the case in the Great Brain books.
Today, a boy who fights back against a bully would be sent to a psychiatrist and put on medication(possibly for the rest of his adolescent years). He also can’t avoid bullies because he has to go to the same school building with them for 9 months per year. A hundred years ago, children only went to school for 5 months per year. There was also no day care or summer camps back then, where even more bullying takes place. The only viable option is for a boy to tattle to the teacher. This is why our children are becoming wimps and tattle tales. This is also why our children are becoming dumber: We don’t allow them to take any intelligent solution to their problems.
Now, there’s a vote for the Deep State, if ever I heard one. Content: zero. Intelligence: zero. Location: NYC.
What blacks demand removal of Confederate monuments? Know any? Know any who know which Confederate monuments, memorials, etc, are anywhere near them?
Blacks are as much pawns as the rest of us– more so, as they are more easily manipulable.
> The white insurrectionists seem to be adolescents of thirty-five, gripped by the strange immaturity that so many have noticed, angry at a world that they mistake for their parents. The blacks are furious because they somehow do not succeed in modern society. Their opposition, the Deplorables, feel drowned in everything they detest and fear.
And all of them have one thing in common: they ain’t doing so well. Young men revolt and riot when they do not have a reasonable expectation of success in life by following the rules. If young men in general believed that if they buckled down and worked for The Man they could reasonably expect a decent job, a home and family, see their kids launched and not be poor ans sick in their old age, then they’d buckle down and work for The Man.
Which prompts the question: if almost everyone ain’t doing so great, who is? If almost everyone is losing, then whoever is winning must be winning big.
Control the media, it seems, and you control America.
I wonder who that could be?
If you are the party guilty of that .jpg, let me give you some perhaps helpful advice, from someone who has deployed applications on the internet for 15 years.
1. No one likes small print. It’s what 14-year old gamers use for their ranking ladder displays. It turns information to unintelligible garbage. It is not an issue of visual acuity, it is an issue of information density. You don’t need BIG font; you just need a font-to-open space ratio that allows information to be rapidly acquired with easy focus, easy acquisition, easy locating.
2. Color scheme. Black on white works every time. Highlighting for topic classification should just be noticeable, not glaring, not leaping to foreground and wiping out information content.
3. Black background. Never. Absolutely never. The human eye does NOT like a black background. Never. Never, never, never.
Fred has the guts to sign his name to his writings. Something you obviously lack.
I thought Fred lives in Mexico? Does he have all this knowledge personally? Or is he just contributing more to the memes peddled by “our” media to keep us dumb, distracted, divided and easy to rob/manipulate?
Fred should post some links to mass media articles claiming “Jews are blood suckers.” That would be must reading! Of course, there are no links, or articles. Fred’s just unconsciously revealing his ADL sympathies, which run very deep. This guy has more blind spots than a Peterbilt.
I don’t understand why you continue to publish articles from this pea-brain. His understanding of the Alt Right and white nationalists is very poor. His comments about both whites and blacks are essentially cliché, and in the matter of whites, read exactly like something from the same mainstream media he affects to despise. The fact he has a Mexican wife and lives in Mexico – a country he praises at every opportunity – might help explain things. In any event, the whole “white nationalists are basement dwelling rednecks and look at me virtue-signalling” thing is getting irritating – and it’s boring. Replace him with a new columnist who has a more intelligent take on things.
Agree here JJS on all points with just one more – especially do not use black font on red background – very hard on the eyes.
Links? For what, you blockhead? An opinion piece is an opinion piece. Links are for the clueless to look at pictures which leave them impressed with color and image, as demanded by a dumbass like you.
I wouldn’t get too worked up about all this. Consider Antifa for a moment. These are essentially unemployable meat puppets whose calling card is to throw urine at people. They say their goal is not just defeating neo-nazis, but the destruction of the capitalist system and yada yada yada. I’m sure they will win lots of hearts & minds with their clever piss in a bottle strategy. They’re currently useful to the left as shock troops but someone will sort them out eventually. Even Dems like the stock market; hell, Hillary was owned by hedge funds!
Love your stuff, Fred, and you’re right in a lot of ways.
But… here goes…
This stuff only matters in the virtual world where everybody is ratcheting up the volume just to be heard above the din.
People are going about their lives peacefully and quietly, with little regard for this crap outside the virtual prison.
None of the stuff you’re writing about is happening to any appreciable extent in the real world.
Actually, while the income tax is correctly laid at Wilson’s feet, the idea of directly withholding it from paychecks was a wrinkle thought up by that other Democrat darling, FDR
“Control the media, it seems, and you control America.”
This is merely Agitprop 101. You knew that all along I assume, Fred. Who wields the megaphone calls the tune. And the rest of us dance. And by thunder if we don’t–to paraphrase ol’ Marcus Aurelius, we’ll be MADE to dance!!!
Braga: I hope you are right. I have ups and downs regarding the current situation in America. One of the problems of being old (89) like I am is that I have seen America at its best. I certainly don’t want it to get worse than it is now.
Huh? How does Trump not being “out” (yet) interfere with their looting? Seems to me that looting continues apace.
Oh hey it’s the Don Rickles of Unz, who goes around calling everyone hockey pucks. What happened to you fella, did mom drop you on your wee head? Did the other kids brutally torture and bully you? We’d love to know, please share.
Actually, we really don’t care. I have, for a long time, simply skipped his comments. It’s not compulsory.
Kinda hard to sell books otherwise.
For half a century I’ve seen public education and teachers regularly attacked.
Now we see an age of irrational, non-reasoning mobs that can’t really think through a list of demands, but which are angry and know it.
Or maybe letting the 1 percent steal everything that wasn’t nailed down because of some silly ideaology of ‘free markets’ wasn’t such a good idea.
Anyways, you now have a poorly educated generation that can’t reason or think but which is mad as hell because their future has already been stolen from them.
Niwdog’s Law—As an online discussion continues with multiple posters, the likelihood of a person making assertions the Jews are behind everything in the world that is “bad” exponentially grows.
Sure thing, teeny-bopper drippings. It’s from exposure to the acute stupidity of people like you. And thanks for the witnessing!
All very true, BUT …
Their future has not been stolen from them. One of many possible futures was taken from them, and if they see it as a future that promised luxurious idleness and 70 years of a drift through a succession of happy lawn-parties, yup, they lost that.
They still have the option of making something of themselves. True, they’ve been dumbed-down and horribly miss-educated, but hey! That’s where cliches like “to the barricades” come into play.
Maybe they will DO something. Maybe they will advance Humanity. Could be. Unlikely, sure, but could be.
Barricades? Nope. No need for that because the left is hopelessly outgunned. Sooner or later someone will pull a Díaz Ordaz on them and make America inhabitable again.
Fred takes two serious wrong turns; one, believe it or not, it’s not New York this time. Not that this town isn’t full up with toxic lefties, media parasites and more rootless cosmopolitans than you can brandish a crucifix at. But the brain impulses ordering the body to self-destruct this time are originating from Silicon Valley and Washington DC. New York will always be Tel Aviv West, of course, but it’s a glorious relic of now-dying industries – print media, publishing houses, the record industry. Already part of another, now-bygone America.
And two -that whole “Schicklgruber” detour is f’ing embarrassing. Fred, what are you doing? You look ridiculous here. I’ve come to understand that the only reason “Nazi” keeps trending throughout this young century is that Millenial Communism, aka ‘progressivism’, finds it thrives best and hardiest when everyone who might stand opposed to it is too #@!&% busy denying that they are now, or have ever been, Nazis, to get a decent war-face on. But if you’re really looking for a link to justify your bizarre Hitler impression, well…. the original Nazis only came into being as a reaction to the fear and trembling that Communist street terror was plunging postwar Europe into. (Funny how, out of the millions of hours of identikit ‘reporting’ on Charlottesville and the New American Bund, nobody ever brings that part up.)
Seriously, Fred: I used to date Jewish girls too. I got over it. Unless Mamacita’s got a Mexican menorah on the mantlepiece, you ought to, too.
The Mein Kampf passage doesn’t condemn the Big Lie. It explains it, with a note of admiration for its effectiveness. It accuses the Jews of using the Big Lie, and condemns them for using it.
Fred has it right.
Wrong. People said the same thing in the 60’s when the blacks began to riot. No one has sorted them out yet, and they have gone on to destroy city after city. In fact, they are idolized for their violence.
Wrong. We are not imagining the destruction of historical statues (always of white men), the indoctrination of children in schools and through television, etc., etc.
It’s real life and it’s getting worse.
Polls show that a plurality of blacks oppose removal of Confederate Memorials.
I lived my high school years in Vicksburg, Mississippi where there is a large National Military Park commemorating the siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War. There are a large number of memorials throughout the park to both Union and Confederate soldiers. The idea of removing the many memorials to Confederates from this park is utter madness.
No, the author of Mein Kampf condemns the Jewish press on the principle that falsehood is falsehood and mendacity is mendacity. There is virtually no evidence that Hitler or the National Socialists embraced double standards or duplicity.
To be fair, anecdotal evidence from U.S. classrooms both private and public suggests that an ever-increasing number of white Americans are also unable to spell “Confederacy.”
If the American government declares marital law, Whites will be treated like Lenin and the French revolutionaries treated the dissident counter revolutionaries.
Or know who fought who in the civil war or in which century the war was fought.
Agree on all points. Just recently I tried to find some quote in 200 Years Together by Solzhenitsyn
and could not stand white on black and had to quit.
The trouble with history is that it fades. The people who lived through Weimar are all gone along with their story.
A few academics retain the awareness but they write for tiny audiences, and also have to watch what they say, e.g. Bernd Widdig,” Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)” University of California Press . https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Inflation-Weimar-Germany-Now/dp/0520222903/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503811999&sr=1-1&keywords=culture+inflation+weimar
He describes the “Hellish Carnival” of Germany in the early 1920’s – a chaotic witches cauldron of gambling, hoarding, gluttony, hunger, riots, psychosis, prostitution and drugs overwhelming the German middle class.
And it’s especially interesting because of its social slant. He looks at the covers of the satirical magazine Simplicissimus through the period (available on http://www.simplicissimus.com) and Fritz Lang’s excellent 1922 film “Dr Mabuse: The Gambler” (recommended but 4 hours (!) long ). https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Mabuse-The-Gambler/dp/B000FS9FLW/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_txt?ie=UTF8
I do not know. But I know he is an opportunist who in all his writing career peddles the persona of contrarian and rebel who speaks the truth to power.
Mamacita’s got a Mexican menorah on the mantlepiece
She does. Anyway, good comment.
Simple, arm yourself and don’t tolerate violence against you.
You have the right to defend yourself.
The Rebels Without a Clue WILL understand the barrel of a gun.
IOW, you voted for Hillary.
Nor is there proof of the laughably claimed ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’.
In fact, such absurdities are scientifically impossible.
The ‘holocau$t’ is merely a profitable, irrational religion.
The ‘holocaust’ storyline is one of the most easily debunked narratives ever contrived. That is why those who question it are arrested and persecuted. That is why violent, racist, & privileged Jewish supremacists demand censorship. What sort of truth is it that denies free speech and the freedom to seek the truth? Truth needs no protection from scrutiny.
Exactly. He explains why it works and condemns it not condones it. It is interesting however that the Big Lie story succeeded attributing its invention to Hitler and it stuck and Fred Reed and the rest of obrazovanshchina ate it up. One could make a point however, and it has been made, that Nazism was the emulation of Judaism starting with obsessions about racial purity and ending with supremacism. (Umberto Eco wrote an essay about that I ready many years ago in some art journal that now I can’t locate.)
Feliks Koneczny’s criticized Nazism for being anti-Latin civilization because it emulated elements of Jewish civilization. He wrote about it during WWII in occupied Poland
ON THE PLURALITY CIVILIZATIONS by FELIKS KONECZNY
In 1791 a mob stormed the Bastille.
As there were no prisoners there is was just symbolic.
However, the king was beheaded, and a non aristocrat, Napoleon created the nation state that France still is.
But the elites of the times, the aristocracy, were shocked.
Just after Louis Napoleon failed in his attack on German soil in 1870 the European elites, the aristocracy, lost power forever.
In theory Bismarck was controlled by the German Kaiser, in reality it was the other way round.
But indeed, Bismarck was a small aristocrat.
” Today’s hatreds are not about anything in particular. They are about everything in general, and thus irresolvable. ”
In my opinion today’s hatreds result from the disappearence of democracy, money rules us.
The revolution that maybe is going to happen now is not against aristocracy, nor against politicians, but against their bosses, big banks and big corporation, the aristocracy of today.
As in the case of the French revolution, it may take the better part of a century to complete this revolution.
While flyover can breed enough grunts to garrison the planet, you’re doing just fine. All the rest is just Tribulation of Empire and a little local difficulty.
None of these standard replies actually address the issue here, that jews do literally control the media. If over 50% of the senior people in all the major media outlets are jews, that by definition means they can control the media.
The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.
To control a nation, one must have control over the finances, like the FED and the Treasury Dept. And the MSM, which gleefully does the nauseous propaganda. Hollywood is also helpful in the psyops department, always showing one group of people as being some kind of savior to humanity, when that group actually detests what they call GOYIM, a slang word that roughly translates to cattle.
And have the Congress serving at your beck and call, always ready to give a certain rouge state endless amounts of money and weapons, while telling its people to “PO, we don’t have enough money to repair the broken infrastructure,” while faithfully waging wars against the existential enemies of a far-away SLC.
You might recognize that state just described, especially if you live in the USSA.
Excellent quote and points by you and jilles!
Some of us are partially red/green color blind and simply cannot see the text in such a font.
“Bitter conflicts force the taking of sides, often with people one does not like. For example, I think Trump is a horse’s ass, dangerous, naive, uninformed, and a thorough-going damned fool. I detest the KKK (which barely exists, but never mind) and disagree with the Alt-Right on many things. Yet when I look at the other side, the armed bands, the censorship, thought control, indoctrination, the re-writing of history, their media arm, the identity politics, the push for control, control, control—I think,“I’ll take Trump—gack–and certainly the Deplorables.” And of course if violence comes, it’s one or the other. You can’t reason with a mob armed with lengths of rebar.”
Now this is the ugly and very sad reality. As Fred highlights here, the Left features many billionaires and multimillionaires who fund even the most violent revolutions against decent Middle Americans. That Left is primed to assault until the nation bows to even the most egregious Leftism – things that evenb the Left of 2000 would have laughed off as nuts and never possible with Leftist backing.
It is Orwellian.
Fred sees that this horror funded and stirred by the rich Left means you must take a side. Fred will take that of the basket of Deplorables, even though that means he might have to stand next to one of the dwindling few KKK members.
Stand next to a few – truly very few – KKK guys , or next to Marxists and Anarchists and radical Moslems funded by Soros and the Moslem Brotherhood and the abortion industry and the gay world.
It ought to be a no-brainer for any person who is none of the above. But that ‘Schicklgruber’ thing is real, and media has been brainwashing the population since media began. The result is that there today are hundreds of thousands, perhaps a few million, people who are Deplorables but have been so filled with self-hate that they would choose to kiss the lips of proud pedophiles while holding hands with Black Lives Matter gay leaders rather than be denounced as a racist, sexist, homophobic, anti-Semite.
And that group is not restricted to the poorly educated. Rod Dreher of The American Conservative is a prime example. Dreher, knowingly in the company of gay rights atheists, would oversee the burning of every Confederate flag and the smashing of every Confederate monument before he would link arms with even the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
To what end?
The French ‘completed’ their revolution and woke to a nation that was truly suicidal.
It’s either Christ or chaos. And Satan makes certain the chaos starts as very fun for many, very profitable. But then it reveals that it has you on the suicide path.
This topic looks fascinating. Thank you for including the book as well. However, I do not believe that the National Socialist platform was hard core “Nordicist” or that the National Socialists necessarily looked down on the Mediterranean types, and certainly Hitler did not himself. As a matter of fact, the only military unit attached to the Wehrmacht to have its own decoration was the Spanish Division Azul!
True, there were certain elements within the National Socialist movement who were, of course, obsessed with Germanic blood and “Wotanism” (Heinrich Himmler comes to mind), but this played – to the best of my knowledge – virtually no part in the real workings of the Third Reich.
I’m getting pretty sick of dilapidated old gas-bags like Fred Reed who pretend to be above it all by casting aspersions at everybody. We have real problems here in America: The loss of our culture, our future, our way of life; demographic replacement, economic decline, unpayable debt; rule by crony corporations in bed with the Deep Swamp and the media. But no, in Fred’s world it’s just “To the barricades so we’ll be less bored,” as if our concerns had nothing to do with anything substantive. What a jerk.
I agree with Fred’s points. Particularly, the monoploly control exertred by New York. The thought control and overt compelling of all aspects of approved behavior is and will become increasingly intense and targeted. People like Fred will be silenced and folks like you will be hunted down and pacified. The election has been nullified in fact if not via law.
The Americans who have reservations concerning this new turn to the left have their time filled working two jobs and looking for a third. The other side is guided by highly paid University/College types who teach three or four classes of 50 minutes duration 40 weeks a year. Add the positiin for life members of the bureaucracy at all levels and you have a disporportionate weight of time, numbers and incentive to take down the system. The former group has everthing to lose while the latter has much to gain and little if anything to lose. However, College football starts next week and the NFL is just around the corner. I wish it was possible for someone writing on this topic (either side) to use something other than Hitler and 1920’s and 30’s Germany for illustrating contemporary events.
That uses a sans-serif font, and the background is not pure black. The eyes fatigue quickly from it after a paragraph or two. Perhaps you were not meant to read it, but merely admire?
It’s one of those days when I find myself agreeing with you, JJS.
A tip of the coffee mug to you.
1. Fact or assumption: Americans are too fat to go to war.
2. Fact or assumption: This isn’t the ’60’s. Whole cities burning, massive increases in crime,
colleges shut down by “protesters”.
3. Fact or assumption: Tiny supply disruptions can have major, passably catastrophic, impact. A case study would be the atenolol shortage.
4. Fact or assumption: In general, ordinary Americans are becoming increasing aware of the Government\Media\Corporatist Circus of Lies, and no one is shoving the Truth
Genie back into the Bottle.
5.Fact or Assumption: The internet is a megaphone for amplifying crazy, and there is no engagement with crazy where you win.
I read it as :
4. One would certainly hope so
That doesn’t add up to war, low level conflict, or much of anything else, really.
Now let us consider the one thing that does offer the prospect or real conflict:
Long term, the Federal Government cannot meet its financial obligations. It may get away with stiffing all the oldsters out of Social Security, because they can hardly go to war (although they do vote), but can it default on bonds, fail to make military payrolls, stop infrastructure spending, let the various States go bankrupt? What does it look like when your EBT gets refused, soldiers aren’t paid, and roads fall apart, all at the same time?
A rabble of Lefty Shit Stains are hardly the long term problem here. Government fall down go boom, that is the problem here.
that is really interesting, thank you. that also points to how israel is run since it’s creation.
Worst is it wasn’t even a lie. The Hindenburg/Ludendorff team was extremely culpable for burning the nation down in pursuit of unattainable, even treacherous goals in a pyrrhic “total war” plan apparently hatched by real-life equivalents of Pinky and the Brain.
Hindenburg weaseled out of it all, with a firm eye on his future career, accusing mysterious backstabbers and Jews of having done the deed. “Wasn’t me, nope!”. “Im Felde Unbesiegt”. Yeah, fuck you Mr. H, asshole . There should have been a nice exit to St. Helena for you, or worse.
So Hitler bought into the Big Lie, explained away Truth as a Big Lie while laying out his strategy for Big Lies.
I guess if you are no longer anchored to anything, drifting in the sea of lies the only thing that remains.
Of course, he could also be using his literary vehicle here to actually PROMOTE his own Big Lie (which is the one he accuses Jews of propagating) in the first place. Quite likely, in fact.
Fuck all these people.
Would be won immediately if paper money were replaced by actual, hard money and performing “fractional bank reserve” gyrations with your cash were appropriately recognized as a high-risk investment strategy by the depositor to be appropriately rewarded.
But then, how would we pay for our Wars Against Stuff on behalf (((of))).
Nixon ripped out gold parity. That was the moment all was lost.
Man, I’m falling behind in my reading schedule….
Deep State’s Charlottesville False Flag, Exposed!
Warning: This Video Is Not Politically Correct.
Outnumbered 10 to 1, Olympia Washington Street Kids Kick Antifa’s Ass.
Is that verifiable?
That’s because public schools are Government Propaganda Centers. Their main
purpose is to make the child dependent on government indoctrination and control.
That is why children are not allowed to invent their own solutions to bullying.
Reed showed his truth colors when he published his 9/11 column last year!
A lot of very bright people saw through Reed last September after he published his 9/11 story.
It sure changed my opinion of Reed.
“The Left features many billionaires and multimillionaires who fund even the most violent revolutions against decent Middle Americans”.
Allow me to complete that sentence for you:
The Left features many billionaires and multimillionaires who fund even the most violent revolutions against decent Middle Americans – laughing all the way to their banks as they chuckle to one another “Boy, we sure fooled them, and it was so easy”.
Oh Fred Reed, if only you could see what awaits your dark soul, you would wish that that depressingly long life, never ends.
Fred Reed is fiercely independent thinker and intellectual who is chiefly preoccupied by the eternal philosophical question on which side his bread is buttered.
An interesting discussion here:
Yes, I remember stopping at that park while transferring between Army Bases 4o years ago, and finding the name of my great-great-grandfather who was a Confederate soldier on one of the memorials.
Wally, the trouble is that individually we may be armed, but unless we can act collectively we are nearly helpless. And to act collectively we must be members of well armed militias with solid leaders. I don’t see that happening given the general softness of Americans today.
A rebel that blathers about Lockheed and Goldman being inhibited by the President isn’t even entertaining anymore, it’s beyond stupid. Nobody cares about the lead actor in an oligarchy and that’s real rebellion and a real problem for the masters.
Go ahead you can do it – stop reading the deep state’s social media and think, think for yourself. If you were the deep state you’d fake at least some information all over the internet. You’d make your important media employees
– former spooks, ex-military or regular ol’ guys -into trusted rebels and heros for the sheeple. Far more subtle than North Korea, the writers would be gettin’ the truth out – but you’d finally know better.
I don’t necessarily disagree strongly with much of what you are saying, but bear in mind that AnalogMan’s graphic is a chart, not a text document.
As such, it succeeds quite well in its expressed purpose: Who controls your mind? 2015 media, with the Jews rendered in red, Gentiles in green, unknowns in yellow boxes. Not much reading is required to understand the graphic presentation.
Did you notice you can zoom in? Yes, the typeface and font could be much sharper and bolder, but when done right, black pops inside red. On AnalogMan’s graphic, the black on red text is fuzzy, but legible when zoomed in. That black on red text just needs to be replaced with a bolder, sharper typeface. All the text should pop.
Many websites are built on black backgrounds, especially those displaying photographs, or graphics, rather than just text, but for reading, a website like Unz.com has excellent legibility, and excellent presentation, so we’re all happy readers.
You bought into the bigger lie, of total German culpability for both world wars and the ridiculous myth of the 6 million, so I am not surprised by your extreme credulity. The German Army was not defeated in the First World War- it capitulated due to political pressure and internal sedition, not to mention the naive trust in Mr. House Goy Wilson’s “14 Points.” You are just a bitter member of the tribe- or worse yet- a kosher minded house goy – who cannot wrap his mind around the fact that the big lie is S.O.P. for the tribal lugenpresse up to this very day.
Nice writing, Mr Reed,
Being somewhat of an optimist: I believe there will be a worldwar 4.
What has your imagination fantasized will be in store for the writers dark soul?
Yes, and any serious attempt to independently organize any such militia is instantly infiltrated by the “usual” snitches and agent provocateurs.
If someone used the J-word – those everyday leftists would flip on a dime.
Clearly the Jew Matrix with all its power – is the enemy! But it has to be said.
The Jew connection to bad things happening in America are to numerous to hide.
Scratch 9/11 and it bleads Jew. Scratch Charlottesville and it bleads ADL. All the connection to the loss of our freedoms leads to Jews. Free speech, guns, the right of assembly are all under attack by Jews.
Will anyone of consequence ever say that – who is going to be the first?
Think Peace — Art
LOL. Obviously, you are due for major changes in your selection of dilapidated old gas-bags.
Take your pick from the Unz front page, you Intelligent old gas-bag. Don’t let the door hit ya.
Me too, but it meshes just so perfectly. There you are, fumbling for words, stuttering “It’s all so damned …uh…it’s so damned … uh …”
Spit it out! Weimarish.
I developed applications for textbook publishing for 15 years. Then I developed training applications for Internet deployment for another fifteen.
You are wrong.
It’s kinda stupid to use your real name on the Internet unless you’re trying to sell books. Why would you risk a random nutball stalker for a random comment?
“Cowards post anonymously” is the last refuge of someone who has totally lost an argument here on the Interwebs.
>99% treading water or sinking, < 1% doing exceptionally well.
Well your intemperate language has finally lost me. Only the know-it-all autodidact loser holding forth at the bar expects people to listen and respect that sort of rhetoric.
Indeed. And if only he could write as well as Fred 🙂
Try at least to write as well as Fred.
Wrong about what specifically?
Spit it out, Smith!
But the success of the cynical careerists like Shorten will be built on lies to some extent, but mostly the unrealistic sense of entitlement which has been growing bit by bit for 60+ years. I refer to Oz where almost everyone’s standard of living has been improving for over 25 years. (BTW How lazy of the Abos not to make nice with the odd early Chinese sailors and start exporting diggable stuff). I fear that Labor is in for a long reign based on vote buying that is cunning and careful (unlike the state Labor Green fantasists who have ruined our energy supplies for no benefit). We are rich enough for Labor to be able to go on lowering productivity and stealing from the productive and prudent for perhaps 20 years before maybe rich Chinese and Indians will have had enough….
It’s a chart with TEXT on it, dumbass. The intelligence, the meaning, the information is in TEXT. Text must be perceived with the eye and converted to meaning by the brain. The human eye is evolved into an organ that sees gestalts, that merges visual stimuli into recognizable, identifiable patterns and color maps that are interpreted contextually by visual integration neural networks within the brain.
Over the millions of years that visual processes evolved, nature provided typical, distinct, and consistent COLOR signals in various combinations that the brain learned to recognize and identify quickly, virtually reflexively. That’s why humans find certain color combinations pleasing, or find them “coordinated”, or “complementary”, and so forth.
When text is presented to the brain in jarring, discordant, dissociative, UNNATURAL color patterns and combinations, the brain cannot make those habitual, automatic, instantaneous decisions relevant to color, pattern and contrast. Character formation — the letters themselves — must be extracted, perceived, and analytically evaluated to “see” the letters that must be put together to make a “word” to which meaning is attached. There is no assistance from “hunter” recognition, or innately recognizable environmental color combinations that add context and simplify the extraction of meaning.
Sign me up for the ‘Bring it on’
I’ve gone from a fairly mild mannered some what liberal, somewhat conservative Southern gentleman with a family who has a 392 year history in America to a hard ass ‘evil white man’, ‘goy’ Rebel.
I am fed with all of them, round them up and throw them out.
Mark Bryan, artist – black background
Grant Ordelheide, fine art photography – black background
Paolo Bacardi, fashion photographer – black background
Bruce Percy, photographer – black background
Black text on red background
This outfit sells urgent clinic labels that are red with black text:
Finally, according to this blog 28% of photographer’s websites have black background, 48% white, and ~25% have 18% gray background.
But again, I agree with much of what you said. especially that white text is better on red than black. I merely offer AnalogMan some encouragement, recognition for his effort in putting that graphic together, along with my suggestions if he wants to stick with that color scheme, and a reminder that there are exceptions to many rules.
I also have worked in the chance to showcase some good artists.
Good points, but Mallory was responding to an insult, not an argument.
I have not been here that long, so I looked him up in the archives. I think this is the story you mean:
It is a classic debunking full of hand waving and BS. I grew up in Hollywood; I can spot a stunt from 3000 miles away.
It is not as simple as Jews being to blame for everything.
Hitler picked up his antisemitism in Vienna during the reign of Emperor Franz Josef. It was a divide and rule strategy that propped up a weakening government. Antisemitism was encouraged. At the same time Jews were bought off with significant government concessions and protection. They performed unpopular tasks for the government and served as scapegoats.
Sorry, but you are not in any position to define the metrics of who, ultimately, is a “winner” and who is a “loser”- not having such prerogatives, as those belong exclusively to Divinity or Providence.
Perhaps my rhetoric was a bit intemperate. Forgive me. I get all hot under the collar when I realize that my nation was dragooned into a European war it had no business involving itself in and that this was, by and large, due to the machinations of the international Zionists and interested parties in international finance. Since we know that the latter group is composed of those of 100 percent of Aryan provenance- perhaps Amish or Kurdish – there is no question of international Jewish intrigue there, now is there?
Mr. Wilson’s decision to take the U.S. into the war was one of the most catastrophic decisions in world history, and it merits condemnation on a daily basis. The war itself was a ghastly crime, and throwing the American cannon fodder into the meat grinder merely compounded the criminality of the thing.
Art is different. Images do not contain layered — two-step — analog content that must be interpreted as a symbol which represents a phoneme, which is part of a synthetic “word” in a “language” which has referential (“look-up”) meaning.
Black text on contrasting background is, generally, adequate.
A good point to ponder might be “If you want to present information for a reader, shouldn’t you make that process as easy as possible?”
Actually, it was the great economist Milton Friedman who came up with the concept of “withholding”…
I accept that “pea-brain” was harsh and untrue, and I take that back and apologise. But I stand by the thrust of what I said. The boomer virtue-signalling gets boring after a while.
Marzipan! Lots and lots of marzipan!
Trump says he cares about veterans but he’s shown NO concern for MAGA veterans who’ve been attacked and wounded.
Yes, the “free-market”, “libertarian” economist Milton Friedman. (Who also BTW supported monopoly central banking.)
“The useful idiots, Leftists all, apparently do not know that they are carrying water for the arms industry and international finance.”
Being charitable, as I always am, Fred, your age is showing, OR, you are carrying Mexican and Other Bloody water for your Race Equality and pro-immigration position.
The arms industry? And international finance?? a tiny bit of maybe there since they do Believe that racial equality ideology lubricates commerce.
Reminds me of Uncle Karl, who pointed out that the Superstructural Ideologies like race equality nowadays, serves the Economic Base.
This is probably a little bit true, but mostly it goes back to 1789, Jewish subversion of mostly Protestants that accomplishes Protestant idulgence of whacko Jewish race-equality books, etc., and White Altruism gone South, like Fred, and the need to keep one’s job in the complex and ensnaring web of Commerce…especially international commerce, where there must be no discouraging words about race…gotta sell one’s shit to Everyman, market share, etc…and, and, every one of us is on the auction block, not like a slave, but close to it. I luv Everybody….Rainbows, Diversity, and Lip Service at least or out you go.
Those who have found out that lip-service does not count for much..like our working classes, are now flipping the bird to the international communalists and this includes to Fred too.
Would it be any different if instead of Jews the Gentiles controlled the media?
Are Jews inherently more sinful than Gentiles?
The heart is deceitfully wicked and desperately sick said the prophet Jeremiah and it applies to one and all.
If media figures were derived primarily from the 98% portion of the nation that is gentile it would be an improvement. It would not remotely solve all problems, of course.
Yeah but the real problem is what he calls the reticence of white people who are aghast at what he calls “racial amalgamation” aka the extermination of their own people through miscegenation, which he frames as a compromise.
Racial groups and interests are a real phenomenon. Who owns the media tends to create propaganda favorable to their own interests. You frame it in religion, I frame it in evolutionary biology and evolutionary psychology. Morality has nothing to do with it. It is conflicting group interests and it is an alien group controlling an important institution of disseminating information in other people’s countries.
If TJ may be so bold: May we call this euphemistically the American redux of the Russian Bolshevik Revolution that Mr. Reed can ride out in safety from his perch in Mexico.
The debate gets stifled when l can’t formulate a proper response to an online personality because of lack of a pen-name.
Peace be with the reader.
The world system is in a state of collapse.
It is harvest time.
The faithful witness
Do not ‘moderate’ (censor) this comment.
These imbeciles will go the way of Occupy imbeciles….And, much SOONER if Georgie Soros is ever indicted for sedition….
Free markets never means economic activity in an anarchic free for all. Fraud, antitrust, contract, unfair compensation, fraudulent conveyance, workmen’s comp, blue sky, and closely-held corporations laws, among others, have been added over the years to fine tune the depradations of rapacious, greed-besotted HVAC repairmen, bakers, taxidermists, eBay handicraft moguls, car salesmen, sandwich shop owners, plastic surgeons, and Big Milk operatives roaming the land looking for widows, orphans and metrosexual twinks to prey on.
It is not a failing of “free markets” that Clinton and the Republicans voted to repeal the Glass-Seagull law. Or that the politicians fail to stop high-frequency trading, enforce antitrust laws, or fire bomb the homes of Federal Reserve shareholders.
What should be done about scum like Soros and the ultra rich, the 0.1%, is a matter for earnest consideration, hopefully without the mindless input from Debbie, Elizabeth, Bernie, Tim, Jerry and their elk. Ditto, the grossly undemocratic influence of the super rich, corporations, unions, public employee unions, and foreigners in our elections. We could have a serious discussion about that but we won’t. Vital issues of statuary juju and the feelings and tender sensibilities of the dickless and perverted presently have the highest priority.
PS – love your stuff Fred. Glad you have a nice wife and live in a nice corner of the world.
The Weimar government seems to have been ineffectual, though that’s hardly an informed judgment. The Hellish Carnival you mention doesn’t seem that different from what is commonplace now in the West. Not quite Hieronymus Bosch but well in the way. There’s got to be a Raum Emmanuel/John Podesta Spirit Cooking Nerve Center that’s dreams up some new absurdity, some new assault on common sense and common decency each day to vex the rubes. Some of those insider “dinner parties” I’ve seen photos of are just diseased.
Mr. Trump and every other affected executive agency are proving to have a “deer in the headlights” reaction respecting AntiFa. It’s so clearly, unequivocally, undeniably criminal in every aspect that you have to believe Trump and those officials are either utterly clueless or enthusiastically complicit. Only Trump is clueless IMO but the others are definitely cheerleaders. Francis’s anarcho-tyranny at work. Bottom line is, no one’s minding the store for the yeomanry, who if remotely like me, are have list all patience. Not for nothing is Tucker vaulting into top ratings.
But back to Germany. The NDSAP did not spring out of thin air. The Bolsheviks were justifiably seen as violent, aggressive revolutionaries and the culture had collapsed. Like now. It didn’t spring out of some innately dark recess of the German soul though Merkel and the real lefty politicians there now have a viciousness that tempts me to think otherwise.
You cannot escape religion when discussing evolutionary psychology as religion (according to that framework) is a byproduct of selective evolutionary pressures for survival.
For image documents posted to the web, be sure to use the appropriate image format:
JPGs are perfectly fine for photographs, but any graphic with inserted text — even black on red — must use the PNG image format to ensure that the text will be razor sharp, and not mushy from a lossy format like JPG:
I’m not recommending black text on a red background, but for labels on a chart, it is perfectly fine. You cannot create a color chart in B&W, so if you want to use color coding with text on your graphic, use the PNG image format.
Fred’s not afraid to sign his name because he’s Jew tool and he knows they won’t come after him.
This is the single biggest, most critical, most essential question which can ever be asked – and MUST be answered straight from the empirically-observable facts, in order for anyone to begin to understand the picture, the story – and the true root cause of the problems we face. Who – PRECISELY – is winning big, whilst all others are losing ?
Or, to condense it into my own favourite aphorism of the moment and the century: “Money does not disappear into thin air. It simply changes hands.”
Not until we are forced to admit openly, honestly and boldly EXACTLY whose hands are and have always been overflowing, while the rest of the world approaches starvation and ruin, will we be able to reverse the direction, repair the damage – and first exterminate the vermin who have destroyed the foundations.
“Their opposition, the Deplorables, feel drowned in everything they detest and fear.”
There are busloads of Jews on YouTube boasting openly of White genocide. Should the Deplorables “detest and fear” THAT?
Better read up on what happened to Lord Haw Haw, Fred. Just sayin’.
Wrong combat paradigm.
Michael Collins could solve this in a three day weekend.
Too many blacks hate whites.
Too many browns hate whites.
Too many yellows hate whites.
Too many Jews hate whites(and Jews also control media to encourage others to hate whites).
too many whites hate whites.
If whites stuck together, it wouldn’t be a civil war but a race war. It’s be whites vs blacks mostly.
But it’s ‘civil war’ between white vs white because too many whites are mentally colonized by globalism and PC.
These PC whites have become accustomed to their ‘virtue’ as the mental servants of PC. They believe white virtue requires whites to be chained to the cult of ‘white guilt’.
White Patriots who want freedom and independence from such mental slavery are hunted down like fugitives. PC says whites must remain on the Mental Plantation of White Guilt.
Don’t try to run! Just like white slave masters used subservient blacks and dogs to hunt down fugitive blacks, we have the GLOB using antifa and other scum to hunt down and attack other whites who want freedom and independence from the Culture of Globalist supremacism and hatred.
These white patriots don’t want to be used as dogs by globalist masters to hate Russia, Iran, Syria, etc.
first, to the comment that hit-ler admired it, that comment would succeed if the misleader was able to take hit-ler out-of-context, but you’re out of luck, it’s obvious from the entire text that he despises them ; e.g.,as they destroyed his hero. second, it’s only at one level that he is describing the prince of liar’s press, in fact the final page of the P of the E of Z explains that their conspiracy will succeed because the goyem are not evil or mentally ill, and so could never even imagine that such levels of depravity exist in the observable universe.
Well said. Goebbels in his own writing on propaganda made the same point, it is always misrepresented.
OTOH, some Bolshevik and Frankfurt school writers openly espouse the big lie at times.
and the truth about that time in history has been replaced with devil’s lies, as always.
Thanks for the links Miro23.
It’s hard to quantify the evils the German people suffered during the Weimar occupation.
they had been betrayed by Perfidious Albion and their useful idiot Wilson, shown here reflecting on what he had done with his “I am a most unhappy man” quote
Germany was (literally) starved into being dominated by the world’s most cruel and iniquitous tribe. Their children languishing in brothels, their war vets begging on the streets, their traditions and heritage mocked and reviled from the theaters and institutions of Germany as only the malice of the Chosen are capable of.
As in Gaza, the German people of Germany were reminded of who won and who “lost” that war every moment of every day. They were humiliated with relish by their very ‘own’ institutions, until they had had enough. Hitler didn’t come out of nowhere, he was very much a product of his times. And it’s because they’re doing the exact same thing here in the West that they were doing in Weimar, that we hear all the screeching about ‘Trump is Hitler’, Putin is Hitler, the Alt-right are Nazis!!!
It’s because it’s deja vu all over again. They’re not just humiliating Germans and Germany now, they’re targeting the entire Western civilization for moral abasement, racial humiliation and ultimate destruction.
if only Woodrow Wilson could have ‘lived forever’, to see what this mediocre little man’s vanity had wrought on the world’s beleaguered people.
I suspect that there are a couple here on this forum that would like very much to see that ; )
I’m not sure what this:
has to do with Weimar redux:
Saw a very very good You tube video a couple of months ago, entitled cultural alchemy, special Berlin sin city of the 1920’s
it seems to have disappeared from You tube, too close to the truth
It showed the extreme decadency of that city
video was about 40 minutes in length probably produced by the CBC about 10 years ago
Looks like Mr. Reed aims to become the Rod Dreher of the Unz Review; maybe it’s time to retire, Fred.
wow but this guy one rancid cretin
reminds me of the rat William Buckley [rot in hell] going after the man whose boots Buckley was not worthy to lick~ Joseph Sobran [RIP great American man]
you can even see the toll on Joe’s face of the treachery and betrays he suffered from those who he once considered compatriots. Who sold out Joe for a hand full of shekels, contemptuously tossed at the Judas – Buckley by the very forces of evil that hound this nation and will be the death of it.
Such towering greatness in Sobran, and such towering villainy in Buckley.
Just as with Dreher.
I’m reminded of that movie A Man For All Seasons
and Buckley / Dreher
ole fred dumped a load on the darkies, he did. he’s typical alt-right, alright. although, he didn’t use the term snowflakes for the left. he musta just forgot.
Haven’t been here in a while.
Always glad to see the Reed still stands despite the winds. While I think that the general analysis here is spot on I have some optimism. This optimism is informed by the fact that thanks to social media, general access to vehicles, and a fantastic road-system, we’re seeing an amplification of small numbers of the loudest and least informed.
When people organize in groups they often shout things that are far more polarized than what they actually think. So the very people shouting inanities at each other on the streets may have more nuanced views at home.
As for these large numbers of Antifa, Alt-right, and other radicals we have to remember that these large numbers aren’t quite so large in a country of 323.1 million people. When compared to the numbers of people not burning things down and throwing tantrums on the streets they are simply a highly vocal minority.
I am aware of the argument that highly vocal and active minorities often change the course of history. While this does certainly occur, the circumstances, and the quality of the people involved necessary for it to occur are certainly debatable.
In a country of 323.1 million people, many if not most of whom have access to some form of internet; there is a way of combating highly vocal wing-nuttery.
This is because the whole social media and internet phenomenon has also brought forward a coalition of decent sorts of people. These folks like Tim Pool and others are more likely to agree with Fred’s cynical take then my cheery one but I think this is the result of staring too long into the abyss.
I think that with the resources available in this country and our technology we might avert disasters like the world wars and the great depression.
I think that a hackneyed phrase is right twice a day. Therefore I’d suggest that the best course of action is to: “Keep calm and carry on.”
Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin by Mel Gordon
The Antifa imbeciles ARE the Occupy imbeciles. Soros, Goldman Sachs, et al., merely figured out how to redirect their anger–he who pays the piper calls the tune.
Nice video. I opted out of using Facebook a number of years ago so I can’t really do much in the way of hitting a like or following this content creator there. I think Facebooks track record of privacy abuse and working a little too cozily with oppresive regimes overseas makes it unpalatable.
I do think that there are a lot of good people on there that share quality stuff like this video but I do feel that I must advocate that we be more vocal about reform and at the same time move to other platforms like Minds.com, Mastadon, etc.
If you’re the poster of the video then: I’m diggin the Mitch Hedberg vibe.
Not me. It would never be my choice to use video presentation mode. I prefer information on the dense side, not the fluffy clouds and mewling kittens of video. Also, I am lately convinced there is little point to any of this: Evil has won, hands down.
It does seem that things have gotten more shallow in terms of coverage and attention to detail. This seems to prevade more than just the video sphere though. I believe common core and seeing bottom lines as ends rather than means has contributed greatly to this decline.
That being said I don’t think it fair to disparage an entire medium as being inherently shallow. Not only is it unfair but it is unrealistic.
If a person takes a novel and adapts it to film, or writes an article and makes it into a video, or is someone who is good at having erudite conversations and starts a talk show; that all has the same value as a good book. That is all provided that people put in the work.
Something which we should encourage rather than retreating to elitism.
I don’t quite understand why you’d share a video and then share such a dim view on it.
Also the comment itself was a bit off-base because the platforms I listed allow for all sorts of content including written content. So far they don’t implement any of the Orwellian nonsense of Facebook, Google, and YouTube.
As for evil winning. I don’t know that that’s really how the world works though I appreciate your cynism. I am a Reed fan after all.
Maybe you’re just fed up with the cancer that is so glaringly obvious in the social media sphere. To which I drink a glass of bleach in sympathy to bury the pain of looking at such eldritch horror.
I actually wrote a little prequel article on the subject on my website/blog: https://fractaljournal.com/2017/09/02/op-ed-social-media-privacy-ethics-and-alternatives/
Hopefully I find the time to write something a bit less meandering.
Video is inherently sparse, in terms of information-density. Big bandwidth necessary to motion, color and sound — means low information to bandwidth ratio. Simple fact. Shannon and all that.
I did not say it doesn’t have its uses; I said I do not prefer it. Nor did I say I had a “dim view” of the video I linked.
That depends on how you interpret information. Facial expressions, tone of voice, etc don’t have to be described using text. So in that sense I think it could be argued that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’
Bandwidth is less of an issue than code bloat. It’s not a hardware problem at this stage but a software one. Bryan Lunduke discusses this in a video called ‘The World Wide Web Sucks’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tefielQeHZY
As for ‘dim view.’ Clumsy phrasing on my part. I meant to say that you take a dim view on video as a format. How?
There is such a thing as implicit meaning. If you say that videos are about mewling kittens etc then I assume you aren’t a fan. To label a medium as such is disparaging.
That being said I understand where you are coming from. I don’t know why my email didn’t update me on this comment. Glad I checked back manually.
Best of Luck
Here is what I think is a great video that covers something in depth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWUSWw4-vag
Unlike many, I no longer care should “the other side” including government (such as it is) is aware of my attitude. This country his already split. The media, the filthy pigs that they are, has clearly joined with the Left. I would/will die before endorsing or participated in any kind of compromise with them. They are the lowest creatures in our ecosystems and should be dealt with as such. This includes everything such as their families and their goldfish. Eradication is the keynote. I look forward to the oncoming crisis of civil war.