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Of course, the Woker the U.S. Military gets under Biden, the more its recruits’ decline in AFQT scores.

The difference between old-fashioned Sixties leftism and contemporary Wokeness is the former was driven by smart Jewish guys while the latter is supposed to center black women for their intersectionality, so leftism has dropped about 25 IQ points.

The funny thing is that from all the war videos out of Ukraine, the Ukrainian soldiers look like a Wokester’s nightmare of The Other: heavily armed white male patriots with non-ironic facial hair.

I’ve watched a lot of combat footage out of Ukraine and I don’t recall seeing or hearing any women involved in fighting in the field. E.g., when a tank explodes, the guys celebrating all have those really deep Slavic voices. (Some videos are shot back at headquarters of people watching video feeds on screens, and women’s voices show up in those.)

I’ve seen a few headlines in the West about women or LGBT soldiers in the Ukraine army, but the vast bulk of the combat footage depicts soldiers who are white men.

 
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  1. Anonymous[418] • Disclaimer says:

    The funny thing is that from all the war videos out of Ukraine, the Ukrainian soldiers look like a Wokester’s nightmare of The Other: white men with non-ironic facial hair and skill with weapons.

    The Ukrainian men may be an able adversary of the Russian military, but they won’t be a match for globohomo.

    Which is why many strategic thinkers are rooting for Russia. It is better for the Ukrainian people’s long-term survival to be in Russia’s sphere than to be opened up to the Globalist American Empire, a destroyer of nations.

    • Disagree: hhsiii
    • LOL: IHTG
    • Replies: @SFG
    @Anonymous

    I could see the argument, but you’re going to have a heck of a time convincing actual Ukrainians of that when the actual Russian military is shooting missiles at them.

    “We didn’t start it!”

    “Yes you did, you invaded Ukraine!”

    As for strategic thinkers outside of Ukraine…not really our fight, unless Putin gets goaded into nuking us.

    , @Colin Wright
    @Anonymous

    'Which is why many strategic thinkers are rooting for Russia. It is better for the Ukrainian people’s long-term survival to be in Russia’s sphere than to be opened up to the Globalist American Empire, a destroyer of nations.'

    It's a close call. I wouldn't choose on behalf of the Ukrainians.

    Poland wants you. She's licking her chops...

    Replies: @Wielgus

  2. The funny thing is that from all the war videos out of Ukraine, the Ukrainian soldiers look like a Wokester’s nightmare of The Other: white men with non-ironic facial hair and skill with weapons.

    Not to mention the Nazi tatoos.

    Captured by #Ukraine near #Mariupol, #Russian soldier with Nazi tattoo! The real fascists CAUGHT IN BIG LIE! pic.twitter.com/h7wVL4T4B6— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) June 14, 2015

    But not to worry, we have this guy on “our side”(?).

    BREAKING: First openly trans Army officer charged in plot to give U.S. military medical info to Russians to help in war against Ukraine – https://t.co/apHT1vYazs pic.twitter.com/AmJ6jMmEfr— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 29, 2022

  3. Lazy, Steve. You could probably say the same thing about a hundred articles daily.

    • Replies: @michael droy
    @anon

    He does - about 100 times a day! so not lazy.

    But I am grateful for that. Thanks Steve

  4. So this is Steve posting about the tranny spy?

  5. The USAF needs Black Female F-15 Fighter Pilots named Latrine Jackson for this will I still fear and terror in Slavic Russian Male SU-35 Fighter Jet Pilots….

  6. The Forgotten Soldier (Amazon) details what life was really like fighting the Russians in WW2. Crawling from one frozen foxhole to another to take out Soviet tanks with the shoulder fired Panzerfaust. Enduring massive artillery shelling. Snow. Horribly inadequate food that barely provided enough calories to keep the inner fire going.

    Not a place for diversity, wokeness or the intellectually flexible. Amazing endurance and ability to suffer were the prime qualities. Those and soldiering on in the face of defeat. Harrowing doesn’t even begin to describe what this guy went through. And survived. Hard to conceive, but it was just as bad or worse for the Russians.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @ThreeCranes

    From the god of the History-Rock genre, here's a song relating the other side:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOx1qNUMnCc

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Skyler the Weird, @ThreeCranes, @Diversity Heretic, @MEH 0910

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @ThreeCranes

    There was a tough Italian movie about the fascists' invasion of communist Russia, in support of the nazis, starring Arthur Kennedy and Peter Falk. I believe it was called Attack and Retreat, but when I just went to confirm it at imdb, they'd changed the name to Italiani brava gente (1964).

    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, has owned imdb for over 20 years, he always installs racial socialist flunkies, and they have for several years played name games with titles. So, although or because it's an American site, they give foreign films with famous, English-language titles foreign names, just to make life difficult for American users.

    Although I saw it only once on The Late Show almost 50 years ago, I can still recall that it was the Russian Bear that beat the Italians, just as it dispatched the Germans. I remember scenes in which Italian soldiers were fighting to keep on moving, before they eventually dropped from exposure and cold, to freeze to death. Along the way, they stumbled upon one frozen comrade's corpse after another, none of them with any battle wounds.

    Replies: @BB753, @Jon Halpenny, @wj, @Traddles, @William Badwhite

    , @Nervous in Stalingrad
    @ThreeCranes


    Not a place for diversity, wokeness or the intellectually flexible. Amazing endurance and ability to suffer were the prime qualities. Those and soldiering on in the face of defeat.
     
    These qualities are important if you are fighting to win. The Germans felt that they were fighting for their national survival.

    In America's case however, I am afraid that wars have primarily become a means, not of national survival, but of transferring wealth. Perhaps the Americans did not fare well in Afghanistan, but I understand that the poppy fields flourished while they were there.

    Someone, somewhere, got all the money from the opium trade.

    I suspect this "woke" business is all about giving America another excuse to embark on some more decades-long wars that will end only when there is no more money to loot from the poor and middle class. Where this American enthusiasm for all things military is coming from at this late date is a mystery to me, as America has not won a war for decades, the military is a net drain on the US economy, and none of this has anything to do with hyper-masculinity.
  7. • Thanks: MEH 0910
    • Replies: @bro3886
    @clifford brown

    "Bill Ward was beating those drums like they owe him money."

  8. E.g., when a tank explodes, the guys celebrating all have those really deep Slavic voices.

    I don’t know the demographics of Dalbo, Minnesota– the name is Swedish– but when this woman hit a deer, her car exploded:

    a smarter, more diverse and intellectually flexible (woke) army

    Well, for diversity it’s hard to beat this: if you’re stuck in Osaka and are jonesing giovanniing for quality Northern Italian cuisine, this fellow in India will guide you, complete with hand-washing instructions in Danish. He also has one for best buffets in Chicago, but this one shot looks more like one of those fake Chicagos springing up all over China. No snob he, the series covers as well Nasukarasuyama, Punta del Este, Uruguay, Saint Cloud, Minn, and Ames, Iowa.

    He’ll also direct you to the best organic shop in Moscow, the best youth clubs in Alabama, and the best construction machine rental service in Houston. A jackoff-all-trades.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @Reg Cæsar

    Just drove by this site on Monday on the way to Nisswa. (We were taking the scenic route)

    Dunno about the ethnicity of Dalbo in particular, but it’s in Isanti county, and the adjacent counties Isanti, Kanabec and Chisago are the heart of Swedish Minnesota. Surprised that Engebretsen’s doesn’t have a satellite store there. (I know, they’re norskies, but they make a damn fine Swedish potato sausage.)

    Check out the giant Dalahäst in Mora, (Kanabec) as well as the statues of Karl Oskar and Kristina in downtown Lindstrom (Chisago). Karl Oskar and Kristina are the main characters in Vilhelm Moberg’s novels about the great Swedish diaspora, which was adapted for film (The Emigrants, The New Land) in the early 70s, starring Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullman; and a musical/opera (Kristina från Duvemåla) written by Benny and Björn from ABBA. I think (or I ‘tink’ as they say in Lindstrom) there’s a new version of the film starring one of the non-Alexander Skarsgård brothers.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  9. Anonymous[954] • Disclaimer says:

    Yet women still aren’t allowed to be drafted for military service, and are discouraged from front line combat.

    That this is still going on is outrageous! Some patriotic women will have to endure a sex change operation, just to properly serve their country, while some chicken-shit men will back into a sex change operation, simply to save their cowardly skins!

    This issue should be front and center of all military service debate!

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    Yet women still aren’t allowed to be drafted for military service, and are discouraged from front line combat.
    ...

    This issue should be front and center of all military service debate!
     
    Yep.

    As I've said, minoritarianism is parasitism. Our stuff is our stuff ... and your stuff is our stuff. The feminism rendition of that is "men must give women stuff, regardless of what women do for men." But I admit that some gal or another--maybe it was Kylie?--covered this case better. All the goodies, none of the responsibility.

    A reasonable compromise program: A young woman, who thinks
    -- men and women have different interests and abilities
    -- she is a woman and i
    -- it is a man's job to do soldiering and her job to bear children
    can take a "traditional girl" draft waiver. And if she's married and has a kid by say 27 ... her service obligation is covered. Otherwise ... in she goes for basic--no "girl program", no shortcuts.

    Replies: @SFG

  10. I know that most young white guys are joining the military to get out of their nowhere town, but the truth is that they’re choosing to fight for those who hate them and want their people dead.

    But Steve doesn’t believe in a people. Well, except for the Ukrainians. Steve’s all about them preserving themselves. American whites, not so much.

    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you’re a reasonable guy?

    • Disagree: Pincher Martin
    • Troll: AnotherDad
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Not being a white nationalist is not the same as wanting whites to go extinct. You should be thankful Steve auto-approves your inane comments: wrongly, as they are tedious and clutter up the comment section.

    , @AnotherDad
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Silly, you keep repeating the same whine--which is fine, I say basically the same thing in most of my comments too. But never specify what you want. What's your program.

    Steve has over a couple decades laid out all sorts of fairly interesting info, and worked some of it into a pretty compelling political playbook.

    He explicitly called for Republicans to label the Democrats "the black party"--the natural home of blacks--and admit that they are "the white party." And that given black v. white choice the "others" will tend to find "the white party" more amenable to their interests--like civilization.

    He specifically dumped on the Karl Rovian diversity! strategy and explained that the ticket was appealing to whites and raising the Republican's share of the white vote, bringing in some Great Lakes states. Basically Steve outlined the strategy that got Trump elected in 2016. (And would have gotten him re-elected if Trump had more brains and discipline.)

    Steve's actually created and outlined a white identity politics that ... works.

    I've asked you five or ten times to get specific ... no longer waiting.

    , @MEH 0910
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you’re a reasonable guy?
     
    Steve in 2005:
    https://vdare.com/articles/citizenism-vs-white-nationalism-ii-sailer-sums-up

    Steve in 2006:
    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/americans-first/

    Steve in 2011:
    https://vdare.com/articles/jared-taylor-s-white-identity-what-s-in-it-for-jews

    Replies: @Richard B

    , @BB753
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    A better question would be, why is Steve rooting for globo-homo Ukraine? You don't need to support the other side, but what happened to neutrality when it came to foreign nations?

    , @The Germ Theory of Disease
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Maybe we should have a "FED" button.

    , @ThreeCranes
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    "Should American whites go gentile into that good night?"

    FIFY

    , @IHTG
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Why would white Americans disappear as a people when there are vast areas of the country which are nearly entirely white? You have an entire continent's hinterland to yourself.

  11. They had a “Ukranian tank Commander” on TV a few days ago on CNN OR ABC. Part of a delegation sent over to lobby for more aid. At first I thought it was a gay guy in uniform, but she was actually a fairly attractive and articulate woman. I doubt she was really a tank commander, but she was definitely good for PR. Zelensky is making good use of his acting experience.

  12. • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    @Anonymous

    Some of the female Red Army snipers in WWII were quite good. The girl in the video didn't have eye or ear protection and doesn't appear to have pulled the rifle in tightly to her shoulder, which tends to amplify felt recoil. Marksmanship isn't usually the problem withe women soldiers, aside from the fact few women are interested in shooting. The greater problem is in physical strength and endurance and the loss of internal unit cohesion when women are present. War, especially front-line combat is and will always be a man's affair for those nations that take war seriously.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Former Liberal

  13. The difference between old-fashioned Sixties leftism and contemporary Wokeness is the former was driven by smart Jewish guys while the latter is supposed to center black women for their intersectionality, so leftism has dropped about 25 IQ points.

    Funny!

    The assertions and propaganda certainly have gotten way more ridiculous and dumber.

    But the truth is, it’s still driven by smart Jewish guys–and gals. (Just with more fellow travelers.) Look at Biden’s staff and cabinet. Or the university administrations and faculties, or the corporate execs, or the newsrooms. The people who able to insist that the government, the corporation, the university, the media organ must genuflect to the hysteria–echo and promote it–rather than reject it.

    I think the gist of the dumbing down is mostly a few things:

    — There’s an inherent “logic” to minoritarianism. You start with “open housing” and “school integration” … but you trudge on the bus fills up and in a few decades soon it’s gay marriage, dudes in lipstick and flat out “y’all come on in!” open borders.

    — The internet, social media, opens up “the conversation” which turns the propaganda and narrative policing over to a much lower IQ and much more female and hysteric group.

    — And most of all …. the blank-slate was tested … and failed.
    The “tear down the barriers” had an element of fairness, but at the end of the day it turned out blacks aren’t whites, women aren’t men–and by and large aren’t even interested in acting like men nor actually doing the work men do. So then–in place of pointing at real restrictions and barriers–you’re reduced to every more bizarre and airy conjuring of invisible magic, “excluding” and “structural”, forces holding women and minorities back, and every more hysteric denunciations of deplorable white men.

    • Agree: Almost Missouri
  14. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    I know that most young white guys are joining the military to get out of their nowhere town, but the truth is that they're choosing to fight for those who hate them and want their people dead.

    But Steve doesn't believe in a people. Well, except for the Ukrainians. Steve's all about them preserving themselves. American whites, not so much.

    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you're a reasonable guy?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @MEH 0910, @BB753, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @ThreeCranes, @IHTG

    Not being a white nationalist is not the same as wanting whites to go extinct. You should be thankful Steve auto-approves your inane comments: wrongly, as they are tedious and clutter up the comment section.

    • Agree: Redneck farmer
  15. The US military is a welfare program for dull brown people and everyone knows it.

    The only competent fighters we have are pilots and spec ops. Which is why our military actions are now designed around spec ops missions.

    Deplorables are the tip of the spear. And the rest of the spear is rotted and rusted.

    • Agree: Alden, Jim Bob Lassiter
    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    @Whereismyhandle

    Unfortunately the spear is aimed right at the heart of the deplorables.

    , @AceDeuce
    @Whereismyhandle

    Negroes ruined the U.S. military during Vietnam. Looking at the American military in 1960 vs. 1970 is like day vs. night.

    Kind of like NYC. Look at a film shot on location like The Best of Everything (1959) or Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and then screen Midnight Cowboy or the Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, filmed 10 years later.

  16. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    I know that most young white guys are joining the military to get out of their nowhere town, but the truth is that they're choosing to fight for those who hate them and want their people dead.

    But Steve doesn't believe in a people. Well, except for the Ukrainians. Steve's all about them preserving themselves. American whites, not so much.

    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you're a reasonable guy?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @MEH 0910, @BB753, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @ThreeCranes, @IHTG

    Silly, you keep repeating the same whine–which is fine, I say basically the same thing in most of my comments too. But never specify what you want. What’s your program.

    Steve has over a couple decades laid out all sorts of fairly interesting info, and worked some of it into a pretty compelling political playbook.

    He explicitly called for Republicans to label the Democrats “the black party”–the natural home of blacks–and admit that they are “the white party.” And that given black v. white choice the “others” will tend to find “the white party” more amenable to their interests–like civilization.

    He specifically dumped on the Karl Rovian diversity! strategy and explained that the ticket was appealing to whites and raising the Republican’s share of the white vote, bringing in some Great Lakes states. Basically Steve outlined the strategy that got Trump elected in 2016. (And would have gotten him re-elected if Trump had more brains and discipline.)

    Steve’s actually created and outlined a white identity politics that … works.

    I’ve asked you five or ten times to get specific … no longer waiting.

  17. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    I know that most young white guys are joining the military to get out of their nowhere town, but the truth is that they're choosing to fight for those who hate them and want their people dead.

    But Steve doesn't believe in a people. Well, except for the Ukrainians. Steve's all about them preserving themselves. American whites, not so much.

    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you're a reasonable guy?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @MEH 0910, @BB753, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @ThreeCranes, @IHTG

    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you’re a reasonable guy?

    Steve in 2005:
    https://vdare.com/articles/citizenism-vs-white-nationalism-ii-sailer-sums-up

    Steve in 2006:
    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/americans-first/

    Steve in 2011:
    https://vdare.com/articles/jared-taylor-s-white-identity-what-s-in-it-for-jews

    • Thanks: Richard B
    • Replies: @Richard B
    @MEH 0910

    I remember reading each one of those as they came out. Things have sure changed a lot since then. Anyway, I look forward to reading them again.

  18. @Anonymous
    Yet women still aren’t allowed to be drafted for military service, and are discouraged from front line combat.

    That this is still going on is outrageous! Some patriotic women will have to endure a sex change operation, just to properly serve their country, while some chicken-shit men will back into a sex change operation, simply to save their cowardly skins!

    This issue should be front and center of all military service debate!

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    Yet women still aren’t allowed to be drafted for military service, and are discouraged from front line combat.

    This issue should be front and center of all military service debate!

    Yep.

    As I’ve said, minoritarianism is parasitism. Our stuff is our stuff … and your stuff is our stuff. The feminism rendition of that is “men must give women stuff, regardless of what women do for men.” But I admit that some gal or another–maybe it was Kylie?–covered this case better. All the goodies, none of the responsibility.

    A reasonable compromise program: A young woman, who thinks
    — men and women have different interests and abilities
    — she is a woman and i
    — it is a man’s job to do soldiering and her job to bear children
    can take a “traditional girl” draft waiver. And if she’s married and has a kid by say 27 … her service obligation is covered. Otherwise … in she goes for basic–no “girl program”, no shortcuts.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @AnotherDad

    They’ll all lie about it to avoid the draft-you had guys claiming they were gay back when that was a big bad thing, not to mention cutting their fingers off and I forget what else.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

  19. I’ve watched a lot of combat footage out of Ukraine and I don’t recall seeing or hearing any women involved in fighting in the field.

    That’s what happens when things get real – the stupid stops. American and the West have not experienced things getting “real” since before this extreme Feminism.

  20. @ThreeCranes
    The Forgotten Soldier (Amazon) details what life was really like fighting the Russians in WW2. Crawling from one frozen foxhole to another to take out Soviet tanks with the shoulder fired Panzerfaust. Enduring massive artillery shelling. Snow. Horribly inadequate food that barely provided enough calories to keep the inner fire going.

    Not a place for diversity, wokeness or the intellectually flexible. Amazing endurance and ability to suffer were the prime qualities. Those and soldiering on in the face of defeat. Harrowing doesn't even begin to describe what this guy went through. And survived. Hard to conceive, but it was just as bad or worse for the Russians.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Nicholas Stix, @Nervous in Stalingrad

    From the god of the History-Rock genre, here’s a song relating the other side:

    • Thanks: MEH 0910, Nicholas Stix
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Listen to "Panzerkampf" by Sabaton next.

    , @Skyler the Weird
    @Achmed E. Newman

    That song is on Past, Present,and Future not Year of the Cat.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    , @ThreeCranes
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Yes, that's it. Who would have ever thought that someone would sing a song about such a topic.

    And orders from the warm, protected home command to stand to the last man on ground that was remarkable only in being completely unremarkable. A tattered line of men standing in a snowstorm as a commanding officer dealt out Iron Crosses. That feeling you get from hacking at the hard stubbornness of frozen earth; realizing that your warm blood would briefly thaw it before you too froze and became part of the hard, unyielding landscape.

    , @Diversity Heretic
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Al Stewart has said that Roads to Moscow is his most requested song, and that if he had known that, he wouldn't have made it eight minutes long.

    Stewart is a genius!

    , @MEH 0910
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Roads to Moscow (Live at the Paramount Theater, Seattle, 1976) · Al Stewart
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNjCORA2ogw


    Year of the Cat (45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
     
    Year of the Cat (45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k65srcohPSCH9gNw2IrFBBDa6jH609moI

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_the_Cat#2021_45th_Anniversary_Deluxe_Edition[12]

    https://open.spotify.com/album/1m1e8oPtefKc1RnXwnljXL

    Replies: @Ganderson

  21. The irony is that the more Ukraine falls under American tutelage, in an elitist push to be part of the ‘west’ – and not withstanding the fact that the ‘west’ will demand it, the more Ukraine will acquiesce toward American style ‘diversity’ and ‘equality’ policies and politics.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @Anonymous


    The irony is that the more Ukraine falls under American tutelage, in an elitist push to be part of the ‘west’ – and not withstanding the fact that the ‘west’ will demand it, the more Ukraine will acquiesce toward American style ‘diversity’ and ‘equality’ policies and politics.
     
    Exactly - Ukraine will inevitably get gay'ed-up by the GAE (with Zelensky as a willing groomer) and if the Ukes ever decide they don't like it, then EU Dominatrixes like Ursula van der Leyen will discipline them with her "tools". Soviet Communism under the likes of Stalin, Kruschev, and that crowd was not as destructive of national character as neo-liberal, "rules-based", Globo-Homo-Capitalism is
  22. @Anonymous
    The irony is that the more Ukraine falls under American tutelage, in an elitist push to be part of the 'west' - and not withstanding the fact that the 'west' will demand it, the more Ukraine will acquiesce toward American style 'diversity' and 'equality' policies and politics.

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    The irony is that the more Ukraine falls under American tutelage, in an elitist push to be part of the ‘west’ – and not withstanding the fact that the ‘west’ will demand it, the more Ukraine will acquiesce toward American style ‘diversity’ and ‘equality’ policies and politics.

    Exactly – Ukraine will inevitably get gay’ed-up by the GAE (with Zelensky as a willing groomer) and if the Ukes ever decide they don’t like it, then EU Dominatrixes like Ursula van der Leyen will discipline them with her “tools”. Soviet Communism under the likes of Stalin, Kruschev, and that crowd was not as destructive of national character as neo-liberal, “rules-based”, Globo-Homo-Capitalism is

  23. @Anonymous
    https://youtu.be/EdkpYhmchE4

    Replies: @Diversity Heretic

    Some of the female Red Army snipers in WWII were quite good. The girl in the video didn’t have eye or ear protection and doesn’t appear to have pulled the rifle in tightly to her shoulder, which tends to amplify felt recoil. Marksmanship isn’t usually the problem withe women soldiers, aside from the fact few women are interested in shooting. The greater problem is in physical strength and endurance and the loss of internal unit cohesion when women are present. War, especially front-line combat is and will always be a man’s affair for those nations that take war seriously.

    • Agree: Jim Bob Lassiter
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Diversity Heretic

    And the AK-74 is the softest shooting rifle ever mass issued. Even less recoil than an M16/4. And whoever's responsible for not giving her ear and eye protection needs punishment.

    Replies: @Diversity Heretic

    , @Former Liberal
    @Diversity Heretic

    Agree with you totally. I'm a female former Marine, and definitely saw the physiological differences between men and women during field exercises and actual deployments. Any fool who says women should be in the infantry doesn't know a thing about history and the military. I also liked those comments about "The Forgotten Soldier." A distant relative on my mother's side somehow survived his Wehrmacht service in Russia during World War Two. He never talked much about it; except once in a while in remarks about how brutal combat on the Eastern Front was. From what I've read and heard, it still amazes me that anyone got through that ordeal.

  24. @Whereismyhandle
    The US military is a welfare program for dull brown people and everyone knows it.

    The only competent fighters we have are pilots and spec ops. Which is why our military actions are now designed around spec ops missions.



    https://cdn.barstoolsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/21/Screen-Shot-2016-04-21-at-9.10.06-AM.png

    Deplorables are the tip of the spear. And the rest of the spear is rotted and rusted.

    Replies: @Diversity Heretic, @AceDeuce

    Unfortunately the spear is aimed right at the heart of the deplorables.

    • Agree: BB753
  25. It’s always hilarious when some limp-armed fairies who serve as stenographers for the Deep State tells us what makes for a winning military.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
    @R.G. Camara

    It is similar to when effete' Jewish immigrants tell us who is and who isn't a "real American".

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  26. @ThreeCranes
    The Forgotten Soldier (Amazon) details what life was really like fighting the Russians in WW2. Crawling from one frozen foxhole to another to take out Soviet tanks with the shoulder fired Panzerfaust. Enduring massive artillery shelling. Snow. Horribly inadequate food that barely provided enough calories to keep the inner fire going.

    Not a place for diversity, wokeness or the intellectually flexible. Amazing endurance and ability to suffer were the prime qualities. Those and soldiering on in the face of defeat. Harrowing doesn't even begin to describe what this guy went through. And survived. Hard to conceive, but it was just as bad or worse for the Russians.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Nicholas Stix, @Nervous in Stalingrad

    There was a tough Italian movie about the fascists’ invasion of communist Russia, in support of the nazis, starring Arthur Kennedy and Peter Falk. I believe it was called Attack and Retreat, but when I just went to confirm it at imdb, they’d changed the name to Italiani brava gente (1964).

    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, has owned imdb for over 20 years, he always installs racial socialist flunkies, and they have for several years played name games with titles. So, although or because it’s an American site, they give foreign films with famous, English-language titles foreign names, just to make life difficult for American users.

    Although I saw it only once on The Late Show almost 50 years ago, I can still recall that it was the Russian Bear that beat the Italians, just as it dispatched the Germans. I remember scenes in which Italian soldiers were fighting to keep on moving, before they eventually dropped from exposure and cold, to freeze to death. Along the way, they stumbled upon one frozen comrade’s corpse after another, none of them with any battle wounds.

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Nicholas Stix

    "Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, (...)"

    Say what?

    Replies: @JimB, @Nicholas Stix

    , @Jon Halpenny
    @Nicholas Stix

    The Italian Alpini soldiers were sent to Russia. In late 1942 they had to retreat about 200kms in horrific conditions. Towards the end of the march, the Alpini had to make a human wave attack on the Russians in order to break through, casualties were horrific.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Alpine_Division_%22Tridentina%22#Soviet_Union

    , @wj
    @Nicholas Stix

    {Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty,}

    He owns the Washington Post.

    , @Traddles
    @Nicholas Stix

    For someone who is "no lefty," Bezos strangely lets the extreme leftists under his control wreak havoc, at Amazon, the Washington Post, and IMDB. Amazon has censored/cancelled publications in recent years which aren't approved by the Woke.

    Back around the late-90's and early-2000's IMDB seemed to be a nicely apolitical resource, except in the comments which the public could contribute regarding particular movies or TV shows. Those comments could run the gamut. Now IMDB blatantly pushes Woke drivel at its homepage and elsewhere.

    , @William Badwhite
    @Nicholas Stix


    it was the Russian Bear that beat the Italians, just as it dispatched the Germans. I remember scenes in which Italian soldiers were fighting to keep on moving, before they eventually dropped from exposure and cold, to freeze to death.
     
    "The Last Soldiers of the King: Wartime Italy, 1943-1945" by Eugenio Corti is a good memoir of this as well as the period after Italy the king forced Mussolini to resign and Italy left the Axis.

    Corti was, along with 30,000 other Italian soldiers, surrounded on the River Don by the Red Army. Only about 4,000 of them survived.
  27. @Nicholas Stix
    @ThreeCranes

    There was a tough Italian movie about the fascists' invasion of communist Russia, in support of the nazis, starring Arthur Kennedy and Peter Falk. I believe it was called Attack and Retreat, but when I just went to confirm it at imdb, they'd changed the name to Italiani brava gente (1964).

    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, has owned imdb for over 20 years, he always installs racial socialist flunkies, and they have for several years played name games with titles. So, although or because it's an American site, they give foreign films with famous, English-language titles foreign names, just to make life difficult for American users.

    Although I saw it only once on The Late Show almost 50 years ago, I can still recall that it was the Russian Bear that beat the Italians, just as it dispatched the Germans. I remember scenes in which Italian soldiers were fighting to keep on moving, before they eventually dropped from exposure and cold, to freeze to death. Along the way, they stumbled upon one frozen comrade's corpse after another, none of them with any battle wounds.

    Replies: @BB753, @Jon Halpenny, @wj, @Traddles, @William Badwhite

    “Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, (…)”

    Say what?

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @JimB
    @BB753


    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty,
     
    Surprisingly, Jeff Bezos is a simp. He lets his wife or mistress command his political thinking.

    Replies: @Moses

    , @Nicholas Stix
    @BB753

    Twenty-odd years ago, Bezos was sued by a lesbian-feminist bookstore for copyright infringement, or the like, and he screamed bloody murder about the dykes (I believe that was the word he used--I read about it over 20 years ago).

    So, Bezos has adopted a leftwing pose, but doesn't for one minute believe that crap.

    Replies: @BB753

  28. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    I know that most young white guys are joining the military to get out of their nowhere town, but the truth is that they're choosing to fight for those who hate them and want their people dead.

    But Steve doesn't believe in a people. Well, except for the Ukrainians. Steve's all about them preserving themselves. American whites, not so much.

    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you're a reasonable guy?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @MEH 0910, @BB753, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @ThreeCranes, @IHTG

    A better question would be, why is Steve rooting for globo-homo Ukraine? You don’t need to support the other side, but what happened to neutrality when it came to foreign nations?

  29. @Achmed E. Newman
    @ThreeCranes

    From the god of the History-Rock genre, here's a song relating the other side:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOx1qNUMnCc

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Skyler the Weird, @ThreeCranes, @Diversity Heretic, @MEH 0910

    Listen to “Panzerkampf” by Sabaton next.

  30. The Atlantic oddly doesn’t mention our Woke armies don’t have too many victorious wars, for some reason.

    • Replies: @G. Poulin
    @Redneck farmer

    I usually try to stay away from predictions, but I feel reasonably safe in making this one : If we ever get into a real war with a major power, our New Woke Army is going to get its new woke ass kicked.

  31. “a smarter, more diverse and intellectually flexible (woke) army”

    How would a low-IQ, low-VQ, largely physically unfit army of non-Whites and females who know only to repeat racist, sexist slogans be smarter and more intellectually flexible than a high-IQ, high-VQ, physically fit White one?

  32. Israelis tried that for pragmatic reasons, without woke agenda. That’s what they came up with:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_Israel_Defense_Forces
    ………………………………………………………………
    Until 2001, female conscripts served in the Women’s Corps, commonly known by its Hebrew acronym: CHEN. After a five-week-long period in basic training, they could serve as clerks, drivers, welfare workers, nurses, radio operators, flight controllers, ordnance personnel, and course instructors. As of 2011, 88 percent of all roles in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were open to female candidates, while women could actually be found occupying 69 percent of all available positions.

    In 2014, the IDF stated that fewer than 4 percent of women are in combat positions such as light infantry and helicopter or fighter pilots, and that they are instead concentrated in “combat-support” positions.
    …………………………………………..
    Despite being officially classified as combat soldiers, women in combat roles are not explicitly deployed into combat situations. They are expected to respond in the event a combat situation does erupt, but are not deployed to areas where there is a high risk of combat. The three mixed-sex infantry battalions and female-crewed tanks are deployed to border patrol duties and security duties in the Jordan Valley, and female soldiers are barred from joining the frontline combat brigades that are deployed in the event of war.

    • Thanks: mc23
    • Replies: @ic1000
    @Bardon Kaldian

    By your description, the IDF offers more-or-less equal opportunity. In a foolish +25 IQ points way, they are resisting the Kendi-ist demand of equal outcomes, explaining their consistently poor performance.

    , @Brutusale
    @Bardon Kaldian


    Until 2001, female conscripts served in the Women’s Corps, commonly known by its Hebrew acronym: CHEN. After a five-week-long period in basic training, they could serve as clerks, drivers, welfare workers, nurses, radio operators, flight controllers, ordnance personnel, and course instructors. As of 2011, 88 percent of all roles in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were open to female candidates, while women could actually be found occupying 69 percent of all available positions.
     
    Unfortunately, those positions in the US military are occupied by minorities.

    I'd be interested to know the 19% of specialties in the IDF that are open to women but have no females serving in the roles.
    , @Anonymous
    @Bardon Kaldian


    In 2014, the IDF stated that fewer than 4 percent of women are in combat positions such as light infantry and helicopter or fighter pilots, and that they are instead concentrated in “combat-support” positions.
     
    The number doesn’t mean much without knowing the percentage of men who are in such positions.

    Besides, it doesn’t mean women aren’t good at such roles. There could be other reasons for it. As Heartiste has said, eggs are expensive and sperm are cheap.
  33. @Anonymous

    The funny thing is that from all the war videos out of Ukraine, the Ukrainian soldiers look like a Wokester’s nightmare of The Other: white men with non-ironic facial hair and skill with weapons.
     
    The Ukrainian men may be an able adversary of the Russian military, but they won’t be a match for globohomo.

    Which is why many strategic thinkers are rooting for Russia. It is better for the Ukrainian people’s long-term survival to be in Russia’s sphere than to be opened up to the Globalist American Empire, a destroyer of nations.

    Replies: @SFG, @Colin Wright

    I could see the argument, but you’re going to have a heck of a time convincing actual Ukrainians of that when the actual Russian military is shooting missiles at them.

    “We didn’t start it!”

    “Yes you did, you invaded Ukraine!”

    As for strategic thinkers outside of Ukraine…not really our fight, unless Putin gets goaded into nuking us.

  34. @AnotherDad
    @Anonymous


    Yet women still aren’t allowed to be drafted for military service, and are discouraged from front line combat.
    ...

    This issue should be front and center of all military service debate!
     
    Yep.

    As I've said, minoritarianism is parasitism. Our stuff is our stuff ... and your stuff is our stuff. The feminism rendition of that is "men must give women stuff, regardless of what women do for men." But I admit that some gal or another--maybe it was Kylie?--covered this case better. All the goodies, none of the responsibility.

    A reasonable compromise program: A young woman, who thinks
    -- men and women have different interests and abilities
    -- she is a woman and i
    -- it is a man's job to do soldiering and her job to bear children
    can take a "traditional girl" draft waiver. And if she's married and has a kid by say 27 ... her service obligation is covered. Otherwise ... in she goes for basic--no "girl program", no shortcuts.

    Replies: @SFG

    They’ll all lie about it to avoid the draft-you had guys claiming they were gay back when that was a big bad thing, not to mention cutting their fingers off and I forget what else.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    @SFG


    They’ll all lie about it to avoid the draft-you had guys claiming they were gay back when that was a big bad thing, not to mention cutting their fingers off and I forget what else.
     
    That's why I have the 27 married and kid thing in there.

    You can declare your view of sexual dimorphism when you're 18, but if you try and duck the military responsibility with the "traditional girl" route ... but then do not deliver, into the service you go.

    ~~

    Obviously, the best way to manage this--"separate nations". This idea that there isn't huge human sexual dimorphism and correspondingly different roles in life is ridiculous.

    It would be better to just have a real patriarchy where the father casts a family vote in consultation with his wife. And a separate wild and wonderful rainbow hued non-binary utopia. And, heck, a separate matriarchy for those who want that. If you grow up and decide you're in the wrong nation--apply for immigration to the one that fits.

    Replies: @SFG

  35. This failure has forgotten precedents as remembered by these
    two stanzas from the Poem “That Day” by Rudyard Kipling:

    “We was rotten ‘fore we started—we was never disciplined;
    We made it out a favour if an order was obeyed.
    Yes, every little drummer ‘ad ‘is rights an’ wrongs to mind,
    So we had to pay for teachin’—an’ we paid!

    There was thirty dead an’ wounded on the ground we wouldn’t keep—
    No, there wasn’t more than twenty when the front begun to go –
    But, Christ! along the line o’ flight they cut us up like sheep,
    An’ that was all we gained by doin’ so!”

  36. I’d give it to them on the “intellectually flexible”.
    That would be woke-speak for “Will believe anything”.

    • Agree: Rob McX
    • Thanks: Charon
  37. Hello Sailor!

    Future Navy Captain Mooby Dick reporting for duty!

    • LOL: BB753
  38. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    I know that most young white guys are joining the military to get out of their nowhere town, but the truth is that they're choosing to fight for those who hate them and want their people dead.

    But Steve doesn't believe in a people. Well, except for the Ukrainians. Steve's all about them preserving themselves. American whites, not so much.

    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you're a reasonable guy?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @MEH 0910, @BB753, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @ThreeCranes, @IHTG

    Maybe we should have a “FED” button.

  39. It’s not the soldiers.. it’s the debauched Zelensky that is some sort of LGTB

  40. @Redneck farmer
    The Atlantic oddly doesn't mention our Woke armies don't have too many victorious wars, for some reason.

    Replies: @G. Poulin

    I usually try to stay away from predictions, but I feel reasonably safe in making this one : If we ever get into a real war with a major power, our New Woke Army is going to get its new woke ass kicked.

  41. @Diversity Heretic
    @Anonymous

    Some of the female Red Army snipers in WWII were quite good. The girl in the video didn't have eye or ear protection and doesn't appear to have pulled the rifle in tightly to her shoulder, which tends to amplify felt recoil. Marksmanship isn't usually the problem withe women soldiers, aside from the fact few women are interested in shooting. The greater problem is in physical strength and endurance and the loss of internal unit cohesion when women are present. War, especially front-line combat is and will always be a man's affair for those nations that take war seriously.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Former Liberal

    And the AK-74 is the softest shooting rifle ever mass issued. Even less recoil than an M16/4. And whoever’s responsible for not giving her ear and eye protection needs punishment.

    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    @Redneck farmer

    The recoil of the AK-74 may be mild but it is loud; the muzzle break may keep down kick but it increases blast, which many shooters (me, for example) find more distressing than recoil. No wonder that poor girl was holding her ear after the first shot. The rangemaster who let her out there without eye and ear protection needs a week off without pay. The girl is owed an apology and a range session with ear muffs, shooting glasses, and a .22 long rifle.

  42. I’m not going to read the original Atlantic garbage, but it has the vibe of Ted Talk “One Weird Trick” nonsense – everything is always the opposite of what your eyes and conventional wisdom dictate once someone with a University degree “looks at the data.” The gayest, blackest, most disabled units should be the most lethal!

    All of this has the feel of the excesses of the 19th Century – fixating on the extravagance of the plumes and filigree on the officer’s dress helmets while the competences and warring identities of the enlisted infantry are brought to the fore as destruction looms on the near horizon. Are we the Austro-Hungarians?

    • Replies: @mc23
    @Alec Leamas (working from home)

    We the Austro-Hungarians on steroids and by the design of our best and brightest. Hopefully we're as stable as the Austo-Hungarians.

  43. @Achmed E. Newman
    @ThreeCranes

    From the god of the History-Rock genre, here's a song relating the other side:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOx1qNUMnCc

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Skyler the Weird, @ThreeCranes, @Diversity Heretic, @MEH 0910

    That song is on Past, Present,and Future not Year of the Cat.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Skyler the Weird


    That song is on Past, Present,and Future not Year of the Cat.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_the_Cat#Cover_art

    The cover design, by Hipgnosis and illustrator Colin Elgie, depicts a woman who has an apparent obsession with cats. She can be seen in the mirror dressing up as a cat for a costume party, and all of the items on her dresser have feline motifs. Stewart used the same concept for the cover of his 2004 Greatest Hits album, but with most of the cat items replaced with references to his other singles.
     
    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71kQYy4+kuL._SL1200_.jpg

    https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/81JbcVdtcLL._SL1500_.jpg

  44. @Bardon Kaldian
    Israelis tried that for pragmatic reasons, without woke agenda. That's what they came up with:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_Israel_Defense_Forces
    ........................................................................
    Until 2001, female conscripts served in the Women's Corps, commonly known by its Hebrew acronym: CHEN. After a five-week-long period in basic training, they could serve as clerks, drivers, welfare workers, nurses, radio operators, flight controllers, ordnance personnel, and course instructors. As of 2011, 88 percent of all roles in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were open to female candidates, while women could actually be found occupying 69 percent of all available positions.

    In 2014, the IDF stated that fewer than 4 percent of women are in combat positions such as light infantry and helicopter or fighter pilots, and that they are instead concentrated in "combat-support" positions.
    ..................................................
    Despite being officially classified as combat soldiers, women in combat roles are not explicitly deployed into combat situations. They are expected to respond in the event a combat situation does erupt, but are not deployed to areas where there is a high risk of combat. The three mixed-sex infantry battalions and female-crewed tanks are deployed to border patrol duties and security duties in the Jordan Valley, and female soldiers are barred from joining the frontline combat brigades that are deployed in the event of war.

    Replies: @ic1000, @Brutusale, @Anonymous

    By your description, the IDF offers more-or-less equal opportunity. In a foolish +25 IQ points way, they are resisting the Kendi-ist demand of equal outcomes, explaining their consistently poor performance.

  45. @Whereismyhandle
    The US military is a welfare program for dull brown people and everyone knows it.

    The only competent fighters we have are pilots and spec ops. Which is why our military actions are now designed around spec ops missions.



    https://cdn.barstoolsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/21/Screen-Shot-2016-04-21-at-9.10.06-AM.png

    Deplorables are the tip of the spear. And the rest of the spear is rotted and rusted.

    Replies: @Diversity Heretic, @AceDeuce

    Negroes ruined the U.S. military during Vietnam. Looking at the American military in 1960 vs. 1970 is like day vs. night.

    Kind of like NYC. Look at a film shot on location like The Best of Everything (1959) or Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) and then screen Midnight Cowboy or the Taking of Pelham 1-2-3, filmed 10 years later.

  46. Women soldiers probably are better at relatively safe rear or middle-rear jobs like handing radios and monitoring surveillance screens in bunkers or offices. They are more conscientious and meticulous in performing these duties than men, on average.

  47. @MEH 0910
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you’re a reasonable guy?
     
    Steve in 2005:
    https://vdare.com/articles/citizenism-vs-white-nationalism-ii-sailer-sums-up

    Steve in 2006:
    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/americans-first/

    Steve in 2011:
    https://vdare.com/articles/jared-taylor-s-white-identity-what-s-in-it-for-jews

    Replies: @Richard B

    I remember reading each one of those as they came out. Things have sure changed a lot since then. Anyway, I look forward to reading them again.

  48. @Nicholas Stix
    @ThreeCranes

    There was a tough Italian movie about the fascists' invasion of communist Russia, in support of the nazis, starring Arthur Kennedy and Peter Falk. I believe it was called Attack and Retreat, but when I just went to confirm it at imdb, they'd changed the name to Italiani brava gente (1964).

    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, has owned imdb for over 20 years, he always installs racial socialist flunkies, and they have for several years played name games with titles. So, although or because it's an American site, they give foreign films with famous, English-language titles foreign names, just to make life difficult for American users.

    Although I saw it only once on The Late Show almost 50 years ago, I can still recall that it was the Russian Bear that beat the Italians, just as it dispatched the Germans. I remember scenes in which Italian soldiers were fighting to keep on moving, before they eventually dropped from exposure and cold, to freeze to death. Along the way, they stumbled upon one frozen comrade's corpse after another, none of them with any battle wounds.

    Replies: @BB753, @Jon Halpenny, @wj, @Traddles, @William Badwhite

    The Italian Alpini soldiers were sent to Russia. In late 1942 they had to retreat about 200kms in horrific conditions. Towards the end of the march, the Alpini had to make a human wave attack on the Russians in order to break through, casualties were horrific.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Alpine_Division_%22Tridentina%22#Soviet_Union

  49. heavily armed white male patriots with non-ironic facial hair.

    I see something else: an average age in the thirties, sign of a low birthrate and high emigration.

    • Agree: kaganovitch
  50. You’d think that this Phillips O’Brien guy, as a practioner of the now niche area of military history, would be out at the sensible end of the spectrum among academic historians. And yet he writes nonsense like this. Is he an idiot, or just an opportunist?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @International Jew


    You’d think that this Phillips O’Brien guy, as a practioner of the now niche area of military history
     
    In what way is military history “now niche”?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Almost Missouri
    @International Jew


    the now niche area of military history
     
    So niche that this American, OBrien, had to go to Scotland to do it.

    OBrien's headline purports to tell us "What Tucker Carlson and Ted Cruz Don't Understand About War" as if he's been there and done that, but of course, he hasn't. He's just a disappointed Wall Streeter who rode Zara Steiner's coattails to minor prominence in another country. And Steiner herself was in part just riding a wave of ethnic nepotism in her own rise to semi-prominence. So Obrien is a rider on a rider.

    OTOH, he did write a book that was apparently well thought of, wherein he explained that more powerful countries defeat weaker countries.
    , @Yarro1
    @International Jew

    He also had the bad luck of calling Russia's preparations to invade a bluff, days before the invasion.

  51. Are white men really the bulk of the Ukrainian army/militias – i.e. doing the groundwork for the American Deep State? What does that say us about the IQ of Ukrainian white men? Not much better than Anerican Black women, eh?

  52. @Nicholas Stix
    @ThreeCranes

    There was a tough Italian movie about the fascists' invasion of communist Russia, in support of the nazis, starring Arthur Kennedy and Peter Falk. I believe it was called Attack and Retreat, but when I just went to confirm it at imdb, they'd changed the name to Italiani brava gente (1964).

    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, has owned imdb for over 20 years, he always installs racial socialist flunkies, and they have for several years played name games with titles. So, although or because it's an American site, they give foreign films with famous, English-language titles foreign names, just to make life difficult for American users.

    Although I saw it only once on The Late Show almost 50 years ago, I can still recall that it was the Russian Bear that beat the Italians, just as it dispatched the Germans. I remember scenes in which Italian soldiers were fighting to keep on moving, before they eventually dropped from exposure and cold, to freeze to death. Along the way, they stumbled upon one frozen comrade's corpse after another, none of them with any battle wounds.

    Replies: @BB753, @Jon Halpenny, @wj, @Traddles, @William Badwhite

    {Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty,}

    He owns the Washington Post.

  53. @Achmed E. Newman
    @ThreeCranes

    From the god of the History-Rock genre, here's a song relating the other side:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOx1qNUMnCc

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Skyler the Weird, @ThreeCranes, @Diversity Heretic, @MEH 0910

    Yes, that’s it. Who would have ever thought that someone would sing a song about such a topic.

    And orders from the warm, protected home command to stand to the last man on ground that was remarkable only in being completely unremarkable. A tattered line of men standing in a snowstorm as a commanding officer dealt out Iron Crosses. That feeling you get from hacking at the hard stubbornness of frozen earth; realizing that your warm blood would briefly thaw it before you too froze and became part of the hard, unyielding landscape.

  54. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    I know that most young white guys are joining the military to get out of their nowhere town, but the truth is that they're choosing to fight for those who hate them and want their people dead.

    But Steve doesn't believe in a people. Well, except for the Ukrainians. Steve's all about them preserving themselves. American whites, not so much.

    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you're a reasonable guy?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @MEH 0910, @BB753, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @ThreeCranes, @IHTG

    “Should American whites go gentile into that good night?”

    FIFY

  55. @anon
    Lazy, Steve. You could probably say the same thing about a hundred articles daily.

    Replies: @michael droy

    He does – about 100 times a day! so not lazy.

    But I am grateful for that. Thanks Steve

    • Agree: Jim Bob Lassiter
  56. “The difference between old-fashioned Sixties leftism and contemporary Wokeness is the former was driven by smart Jewish guys while the latter is supposed to center black women for their intersectionality, so leftism has dropped about 25 IQ points.”

    Well it’s the former who put the latter in charge, so what does that tell us?

    • Agree: Alden
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Mike Tre


    Well it’s the former who put the latter in charge, so what does that tell us?
     
    It tells us that, absent external selection pressure, every group deteriorates.
  57. They don’t just decline in AFQT scores, they decline in overall numbers. There’s not that many woke people that want to join the military, and there’s not that many people that want to join the military that want to join a woke organization.

  58. @Bardon Kaldian
    Israelis tried that for pragmatic reasons, without woke agenda. That's what they came up with:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_Israel_Defense_Forces
    ........................................................................
    Until 2001, female conscripts served in the Women's Corps, commonly known by its Hebrew acronym: CHEN. After a five-week-long period in basic training, they could serve as clerks, drivers, welfare workers, nurses, radio operators, flight controllers, ordnance personnel, and course instructors. As of 2011, 88 percent of all roles in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were open to female candidates, while women could actually be found occupying 69 percent of all available positions.

    In 2014, the IDF stated that fewer than 4 percent of women are in combat positions such as light infantry and helicopter or fighter pilots, and that they are instead concentrated in "combat-support" positions.
    ..................................................
    Despite being officially classified as combat soldiers, women in combat roles are not explicitly deployed into combat situations. They are expected to respond in the event a combat situation does erupt, but are not deployed to areas where there is a high risk of combat. The three mixed-sex infantry battalions and female-crewed tanks are deployed to border patrol duties and security duties in the Jordan Valley, and female soldiers are barred from joining the frontline combat brigades that are deployed in the event of war.

    Replies: @ic1000, @Brutusale, @Anonymous

    Until 2001, female conscripts served in the Women’s Corps, commonly known by its Hebrew acronym: CHEN. After a five-week-long period in basic training, they could serve as clerks, drivers, welfare workers, nurses, radio operators, flight controllers, ordnance personnel, and course instructors. As of 2011, 88 percent of all roles in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were open to female candidates, while women could actually be found occupying 69 percent of all available positions.

    Unfortunately, those positions in the US military are occupied by minorities.

    I’d be interested to know the 19% of specialties in the IDF that are open to women but have no females serving in the roles.

  59. leftism has dropped about 25 IQ points

    Moldbug drained their brains so they’re left making lemonade out of the lemons left.

  60. @Achmed E. Newman
    @ThreeCranes

    From the god of the History-Rock genre, here's a song relating the other side:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOx1qNUMnCc

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Skyler the Weird, @ThreeCranes, @Diversity Heretic, @MEH 0910

    Al Stewart has said that Roads to Moscow is his most requested song, and that if he had known that, he wouldn’t have made it eight minutes long.

    Stewart is a genius!

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  61. @Nicholas Stix
    @ThreeCranes

    There was a tough Italian movie about the fascists' invasion of communist Russia, in support of the nazis, starring Arthur Kennedy and Peter Falk. I believe it was called Attack and Retreat, but when I just went to confirm it at imdb, they'd changed the name to Italiani brava gente (1964).

    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, has owned imdb for over 20 years, he always installs racial socialist flunkies, and they have for several years played name games with titles. So, although or because it's an American site, they give foreign films with famous, English-language titles foreign names, just to make life difficult for American users.

    Although I saw it only once on The Late Show almost 50 years ago, I can still recall that it was the Russian Bear that beat the Italians, just as it dispatched the Germans. I remember scenes in which Italian soldiers were fighting to keep on moving, before they eventually dropped from exposure and cold, to freeze to death. Along the way, they stumbled upon one frozen comrade's corpse after another, none of them with any battle wounds.

    Replies: @BB753, @Jon Halpenny, @wj, @Traddles, @William Badwhite

    For someone who is “no lefty,” Bezos strangely lets the extreme leftists under his control wreak havoc, at Amazon, the Washington Post, and IMDB. Amazon has censored/cancelled publications in recent years which aren’t approved by the Woke.

    Back around the late-90’s and early-2000’s IMDB seemed to be a nicely apolitical resource, except in the comments which the public could contribute regarding particular movies or TV shows. Those comments could run the gamut. Now IMDB blatantly pushes Woke drivel at its homepage and elsewhere.

  62. Anonymous[324] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bardon Kaldian
    Israelis tried that for pragmatic reasons, without woke agenda. That's what they came up with:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_the_Israel_Defense_Forces
    ........................................................................
    Until 2001, female conscripts served in the Women's Corps, commonly known by its Hebrew acronym: CHEN. After a five-week-long period in basic training, they could serve as clerks, drivers, welfare workers, nurses, radio operators, flight controllers, ordnance personnel, and course instructors. As of 2011, 88 percent of all roles in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were open to female candidates, while women could actually be found occupying 69 percent of all available positions.

    In 2014, the IDF stated that fewer than 4 percent of women are in combat positions such as light infantry and helicopter or fighter pilots, and that they are instead concentrated in "combat-support" positions.
    ..................................................
    Despite being officially classified as combat soldiers, women in combat roles are not explicitly deployed into combat situations. They are expected to respond in the event a combat situation does erupt, but are not deployed to areas where there is a high risk of combat. The three mixed-sex infantry battalions and female-crewed tanks are deployed to border patrol duties and security duties in the Jordan Valley, and female soldiers are barred from joining the frontline combat brigades that are deployed in the event of war.

    Replies: @ic1000, @Brutusale, @Anonymous

    In 2014, the IDF stated that fewer than 4 percent of women are in combat positions such as light infantry and helicopter or fighter pilots, and that they are instead concentrated in “combat-support” positions.

    The number doesn’t mean much without knowing the percentage of men who are in such positions.

    Besides, it doesn’t mean women aren’t good at such roles. There could be other reasons for it. As Heartiste has said, eggs are expensive and sperm are cheap.

  63. @International Jew
    You'd think that this Phillips O'Brien guy, as a practioner of the now niche area of military history, would be out at the sensible end of the spectrum among academic historians. And yet he writes nonsense like this. Is he an idiot, or just an opportunist?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Almost Missouri, @Yarro1

    You’d think that this Phillips O’Brien guy, as a practioner of the now niche area of military history

    In what way is military history “now niche”?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Anonymous



    You’d think that this Phillips O’Brien guy, as a practioner of the now niche area of military history
     
    In what way is military history “now niche”?
     
    Are you kidding? The military itself is now niche!

    But it's an exception to the popular marketers' rhyme:

    The riches
    are in the niches.


    Unless, of course, you are a supplier. An old story:


    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Uncle_Sam_Grave_5.JPG/800px-Uncle_Sam_Grave_5.JPG?20100406033404
  64. @Redneck farmer
    @Diversity Heretic

    And the AK-74 is the softest shooting rifle ever mass issued. Even less recoil than an M16/4. And whoever's responsible for not giving her ear and eye protection needs punishment.

    Replies: @Diversity Heretic

    The recoil of the AK-74 may be mild but it is loud; the muzzle break may keep down kick but it increases blast, which many shooters (me, for example) find more distressing than recoil. No wonder that poor girl was holding her ear after the first shot. The rangemaster who let her out there without eye and ear protection needs a week off without pay. The girl is owed an apology and a range session with ear muffs, shooting glasses, and a .22 long rifle.

  65. O’Brien’s point can be simplified to “on the battlefield tech and wealth will defeat courage and numbers every single time time”. I don’t know if he put “woke” in there to create more buzz or whether his editor did but it doesn’t really have much to do with his argument.

    He actually made this argument in more convincing detail in “How the War Was Won” which is a long argument, heavily bolstered by production statistics, that Germany lost World War II to Allied air and sea power, and really never had a chance in hell of winning. The Eastern Front was the most bloody, but when viewed from how the Germans actually allocated their resources, Stalingrad was not where Germany lost the war. They were doomed the second the British decided to fight for real. O’Brien has very little respect for Russian military prowess, and thinks land wars became obsolete in the 19th century.

    Russia is losing because Ukraine has got the HIMARS, and they have not. The US can afford to provide military aid at a level that dwarfs Russia’s entire military spending, and the US economy is actually growing. Add to that a not insignificant EU contribution, and Russia is fucked. Russia is making the same mistake the Confederacy made in 1861, and the Germans made twice in the last century. A middleweight power cannot take on a heavyweight industrial power in modern warfare and hope to come out on top, no matter how brave and masculine your soldiers are. This was true back in WWI, a bunch of illiterate malnourished poorly motivated peasants firing artillery could and did wipe out the best and bravest Austrian cavalry divisions in a matter of minutes. You can win on defense – like Vietnam did (although with a lot of Soviet assistance), but you cannot win on offense.

    • Thanks: mc23
    • Troll: SOL
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Thanks for the summary.


    A middleweight power cannot take on a heavyweight industrial power in modern warfare and hope to come out on top, no matter how brave and masculine your soldiers are.
     
    Has OBrien heard about the Taliban? I know he's up there on the windswept edge of the North Sea, so despatches from the outer reaches of empire might not arrive in a timely fashion.

    You can win on defense – like Vietnam did (although with a lot of Soviet assistance), but you cannot win on offense.
     
    If he hasn't heard of the Taliban in faraway Asia, maybe he's heard that in Britain the avant-garde of the Mohammedan Jihad Offensive has already conquered most of OBrien's adopted homeland, where they've already taken thousands—perhaps a million—British girls as sexual booty and hold a fatwa-esque veto over all public discourse of themselves?
  66. @Reg Cæsar

    E.g., when a tank explodes, the guys celebrating all have those really deep Slavic voices.
     
    I don't know the demographics of Dalbo, Minnesota-- the name is Swedish-- but when this woman hit a deer, her car exploded:


    https://gray-kvly-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/QNYjirbOYgPk5G84I2j9FIlvCz0=/1200x675/smart/filters:quality(85)/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/gray/MSGGDBNPERH5VFAHHGUQZC3L7U.jpg


    a smarter, more diverse and intellectually flexible (woke) army


     

    Well, for diversity it's hard to beat this: if you're stuck in Osaka and are jonesing giovanniing for quality Northern Italian cuisine, this fellow in India will guide you, complete with hand-washing instructions in Danish. He also has one for best buffets in Chicago, but this one shot looks more like one of those fake Chicagos springing up all over China. No snob he, the series covers as well Nasukarasuyama, Punta del Este, Uruguay, Saint Cloud, Minn, and Ames, Iowa.

    He'll also direct you to the best organic shop in Moscow, the best youth clubs in Alabama, and the best construction machine rental service in Houston. A jackoff-all-trades.

    Replies: @Ganderson

    Just drove by this site on Monday on the way to Nisswa. (We were taking the scenic route)

    Dunno about the ethnicity of Dalbo in particular, but it’s in Isanti county, and the adjacent counties Isanti, Kanabec and Chisago are the heart of Swedish Minnesota. Surprised that Engebretsen’s doesn’t have a satellite store there. (I know, they’re norskies, but they make a damn fine Swedish potato sausage.)

    Check out the giant Dalahäst in Mora, (Kanabec) as well as the statues of Karl Oskar and Kristina in downtown Lindstrom (Chisago). Karl Oskar and Kristina are the main characters in Vilhelm Moberg’s novels about the great Swedish diaspora, which was adapted for film (The Emigrants, The New Land) in the early 70s, starring Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullman; and a musical/opera (Kristina från Duvemåla) written by Benny and Björn from ABBA. I think (or I ‘tink’ as they say in Lindstrom) there’s a new version of the film starring one of the non-Alexander Skarsgård brothers.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Ganderson


    Surprised that Engebretsen’s doesn’t have a satellite store there.
     
    Ingebretsen's satellite was in Stockholm,Wisconsin, pop. 64 (2020 est.) It's gone now, but Stockholm has plenty of alternatives, what with one business for every three or four residents.

    Ingebretsen's is still there on East Lake Street, close to the epicenter of the Floyd riots. Looters broke in, saw what was for sale therein, and left immediately.


    https://i0.wp.com/www.norwegianamerican.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/3_Market.jpg?w=650&ssl=1

    https://i0.wp.com/www.norwegianamerican.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1_Store.jpg?w=650&ssl=1

    Replies: @Ganderson

  67. So that’s why the Taliban won in Afghanistan: they were more Woke than the U.S. military.

    Who’d have thought it?

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  68. @International Jew
    You'd think that this Phillips O'Brien guy, as a practioner of the now niche area of military history, would be out at the sensible end of the spectrum among academic historians. And yet he writes nonsense like this. Is he an idiot, or just an opportunist?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Almost Missouri, @Yarro1

    the now niche area of military history

    So niche that this American, OBrien, had to go to Scotland to do it.

    OBrien’s headline purports to tell us “What Tucker Carlson and Ted Cruz Don’t Understand About War” as if he’s been there and done that, but of course, he hasn’t. He’s just a disappointed Wall Streeter who rode Zara Steiner‘s coattails to minor prominence in another country. And Steiner herself was in part just riding a wave of ethnic nepotism in her own rise to semi-prominence. So Obrien is a rider on a rider.

    OTOH, he did write a book that was apparently well thought of, wherein he explained that more powerful countries defeat weaker countries.

  69. @International Jew
    You'd think that this Phillips O'Brien guy, as a practioner of the now niche area of military history, would be out at the sensible end of the spectrum among academic historians. And yet he writes nonsense like this. Is he an idiot, or just an opportunist?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Almost Missouri, @Yarro1

    He also had the bad luck of calling Russia’s preparations to invade a bluff, days before the invasion.

  70. @Peter Akuleyev
    O'Brien's point can be simplified to "on the battlefield tech and wealth will defeat courage and numbers every single time time". I don't know if he put "woke" in there to create more buzz or whether his editor did but it doesn't really have much to do with his argument.

    He actually made this argument in more convincing detail in "How the War Was Won" which is a long argument, heavily bolstered by production statistics, that Germany lost World War II to Allied air and sea power, and really never had a chance in hell of winning. The Eastern Front was the most bloody, but when viewed from how the Germans actually allocated their resources, Stalingrad was not where Germany lost the war. They were doomed the second the British decided to fight for real. O'Brien has very little respect for Russian military prowess, and thinks land wars became obsolete in the 19th century.

    Russia is losing because Ukraine has got the HIMARS, and they have not. The US can afford to provide military aid at a level that dwarfs Russia's entire military spending, and the US economy is actually growing. Add to that a not insignificant EU contribution, and Russia is fucked. Russia is making the same mistake the Confederacy made in 1861, and the Germans made twice in the last century. A middleweight power cannot take on a heavyweight industrial power in modern warfare and hope to come out on top, no matter how brave and masculine your soldiers are. This was true back in WWI, a bunch of illiterate malnourished poorly motivated peasants firing artillery could and did wipe out the best and bravest Austrian cavalry divisions in a matter of minutes. You can win on defense - like Vietnam did (although with a lot of Soviet assistance), but you cannot win on offense.

    Replies: @Almost Missouri

    Thanks for the summary.

    A middleweight power cannot take on a heavyweight industrial power in modern warfare and hope to come out on top, no matter how brave and masculine your soldiers are.

    Has OBrien heard about the Taliban? I know he’s up there on the windswept edge of the North Sea, so despatches from the outer reaches of empire might not arrive in a timely fashion.

    You can win on defense – like Vietnam did (although with a lot of Soviet assistance), but you cannot win on offense.

    If he hasn’t heard of the Taliban in faraway Asia, maybe he’s heard that in Britain the avant-garde of the Mohammedan Jihad Offensive has already conquered most of OBrien’s adopted homeland, where they’ve already taken thousands—perhaps a million—British girls as sexual booty and hold a fatwa-esque veto over all public discourse of themselves?

  71. The author claims that they are superior under the basis of credentials. Credentials don’t mean anything if you’re a phony country like the US where students cheat and lie constantly.

    They literally lost to a bunch of illiterate desert farmers in the US despite having a yearly trillion dollar budget. All they can do is gaslight, sabotage, and lie impotently.

  72. @Alec Leamas (working from home)
    I'm not going to read the original Atlantic garbage, but it has the vibe of Ted Talk "One Weird Trick" nonsense - everything is always the opposite of what your eyes and conventional wisdom dictate once someone with a University degree "looks at the data." The gayest, blackest, most disabled units should be the most lethal!

    All of this has the feel of the excesses of the 19th Century - fixating on the extravagance of the plumes and filigree on the officer's dress helmets while the competences and warring identities of the enlisted infantry are brought to the fore as destruction looms on the near horizon. Are we the Austro-Hungarians?

    Replies: @mc23

    We the Austro-Hungarians on steroids and by the design of our best and brightest. Hopefully we’re as stable as the Austo-Hungarians.

  73. @BB753
    @Nicholas Stix

    "Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, (...)"

    Say what?

    Replies: @JimB, @Nicholas Stix

    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty,

    Surprisingly, Jeff Bezos is a simp. He lets his wife or mistress command his political thinking.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Moses
    @JimB

    When news of Bezos' mistress broke my wife took one look at the photo and said "He left his wife for that?" I almost spit out my coffee.

    Bezos must have zero game to get seduced by an obvious maneater like that. Sex must be insanely good tho. She knows her trade.

    Look at her lust after Leo DiCaprio right in front of Bezos lol

    https://youtu.be/NUPex7lBYgI

    Replies: @JimB

  74. I’ve watched a lot of combat footage out of Ukraine and I don’t recall seeing or hearing any women involved in fighting in the field.

    They do their bit:
    ‘I Can’t Say No to Mothers in Need.’ The Foreign Women Joining Ukraine’s Fight Against Russia
    https://time.com/6174161/foreign-women-fighters-ukraine-volunteers/

    Female Soldiers Fight for Ukraine, Equality With Male Peers
    https://www.voanews.com/a/female-soldiers-fight-for-ukraine-equality-with-male-peers/6548728.html

    and my favorite

    Sápmi present!

    • Replies: @Stonewall Jackson
    @Yngvar

    Look closely at the photo... she has make up and her nails are manicured... this is no one fighting on front lines... white nail polish on perfect nails? right...

    Replies: @AceDeuce

  75. O’Brien is a very smart man, exceptionally educated, a Professor of Strategic Studies. He’s not young, a delusional firebrand. In the course of few years he endorses views that previously would have been associated with the fringe. Now the center has moved left and he moves with it.

    Is O’Brien genuinely open minded and flexible on his views or is it more a case of grifting and unprincipled? A desire to fit in?

    The war in Ukraine is a pretty masculine, trench warfare and armor. A terrible example for his thesis. Is the Ukraine army intellectually flexible than Russia? Seems so but it doesn’t seem too hard to be more flexible then the Russians. O’Brien claims brains and adaptability yield far better results than ruthless brutality does. It is hardly a novel idea. Did the professor ever read the Art Of War by Sun Tzu? Not to mention classical Roman or Byzantine military writers.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @mc23

    Indeed. German WW II Wehrmacht infantrymen were renowned for their "disciplined combat flexibility" (proxy for IQ and social capital?) and their man for man casualty inflicting value was far greater than most of their opponents in ground combat until the end stages of the war

  76. What Ted Cruz and Tucker Carlson Don’t Understand About War

    On the modern battlefield, brains and adaptability yield far better results than ruthless brutality does.

    “Brains and adaptability” are certainly valuable in the battlefield. Of course, you could make the same banal statement regarding any endeavour in life.

    I’m curious to know what the “woke” have done to give Phillips Payson O’Brien the notion that they have better “brains and adaptability”?

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    @ODlN

    The entire student loan fiasco is due to the fact that a large percentage of these students have no brains or adaptability.

    The poster child for this was a young lady I saw a photo of during the Occupy movement. She was holding a sign that stated "I have a Master's in French Literature and $175,000 in student loan debt"!

    .

  77. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    I know that most young white guys are joining the military to get out of their nowhere town, but the truth is that they're choosing to fight for those who hate them and want their people dead.

    But Steve doesn't believe in a people. Well, except for the Ukrainians. Steve's all about them preserving themselves. American whites, not so much.

    Why is that Steve? Do we not deserve to survive as a people? Should we disappear off this earth for the sake of Citizenism? Should American whites go gentle into that good night?

    Why exactly are you against white identity politics? Seems a reasonable question, and you're a reasonable guy?

    Replies: @Anonymous, @AnotherDad, @MEH 0910, @BB753, @The Germ Theory of Disease, @ThreeCranes, @IHTG

    Why would white Americans disappear as a people when there are vast areas of the country which are nearly entirely white? You have an entire continent’s hinterland to yourself.

  78. The funny thing is that from all the war videos out of Ukraine, the Ukrainian soldiers look like a Wokester’s nightmare of The Other: heavily armed white male patriots with non-ironic facial hair.

  79. @BB753
    @Nicholas Stix

    "Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, (...)"

    Say what?

    Replies: @JimB, @Nicholas Stix

    Twenty-odd years ago, Bezos was sued by a lesbian-feminist bookstore for copyright infringement, or the like, and he screamed bloody murder about the dykes (I believe that was the word he used–I read about it over 20 years ago).

    So, Bezos has adopted a leftwing pose, but doesn’t for one minute believe that crap.

    • Replies: @BB753
    @Nicholas Stix

    None of the billionaires believe lefty crap but they support and pay homage to it. So it makes no difference whether they are liberals or not in private as long as they champion liberal causes in public.

  80. @Diversity Heretic
    @Anonymous

    Some of the female Red Army snipers in WWII were quite good. The girl in the video didn't have eye or ear protection and doesn't appear to have pulled the rifle in tightly to her shoulder, which tends to amplify felt recoil. Marksmanship isn't usually the problem withe women soldiers, aside from the fact few women are interested in shooting. The greater problem is in physical strength and endurance and the loss of internal unit cohesion when women are present. War, especially front-line combat is and will always be a man's affair for those nations that take war seriously.

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Former Liberal

    Agree with you totally. I’m a female former Marine, and definitely saw the physiological differences between men and women during field exercises and actual deployments. Any fool who says women should be in the infantry doesn’t know a thing about history and the military. I also liked those comments about “The Forgotten Soldier.” A distant relative on my mother’s side somehow survived his Wehrmacht service in Russia during World War Two. He never talked much about it; except once in a while in remarks about how brutal combat on the Eastern Front was. From what I’ve read and heard, it still amazes me that anyone got through that ordeal.

  81. it’s always people who know nothing about this stuff writing these articles, but then again that’s kind of the point. they’ve organizationally conquered your institutions and control them, so they’ll tell you that electricity around here runs at 27 hertz, 256 volts, in 0 phase. who are electrical engineers? well, they’re wrong. i have a masters degree in Wokistry from Harvard, which says that i’m always correct about everything. we also drive on the left side of the road, tires are inflated to either 6 PSI or 60 PSI depending on how well i slept last night, and fires are extinguished with gasoline. who are you to question my professors?

  82. @Nicholas Stix
    @BB753

    Twenty-odd years ago, Bezos was sued by a lesbian-feminist bookstore for copyright infringement, or the like, and he screamed bloody murder about the dykes (I believe that was the word he used--I read about it over 20 years ago).

    So, Bezos has adopted a leftwing pose, but doesn't for one minute believe that crap.

    Replies: @BB753

    None of the billionaires believe lefty crap but they support and pay homage to it. So it makes no difference whether they are liberals or not in private as long as they champion liberal causes in public.

  83. Did “Phillips B. O’Brien” here also include his impressive combat service record in the U.S. Army, Marines or special forces? Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard?

    That name also seems fake to me. Who is named “Phillips” as a first name?

    I suppose that might be authentic but this silly arguments speaks of more Woke Dem fakery.

    Some WaPo moron recently opined that “woke” is some kind of racist label. In a way, true.

    The actual original Wokests are mainly aging White Marxists and “progressive” Dems. Very few actual blacks or “POCs” other than the usual pet grifter hangers on.

    Yes, “Woke” is based on the ungrammatical use of “awoken” which is mocking black ghetto language mutilation. This was done by White comrades to ape black speaking styles which reflect sub par education. So it is used to showcase black ignorance, which to White comrades is somehow a tribute.

    (Also, who spells O’Brien” with an ‘e’?)

    I’ll wager this clown is neither really Irish or say, a retired Marine gunnery Sgt.

    • Replies: @Tex
    @Muggles


    Did “Phillips B. O’Brien” here also include his impressive combat service record in the U.S. Army, Marines or special forces? Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard?
     
    Apparently he became a great expert on military affairs without ever serving a day in uniform.

    Replies: @G. Poulin

  84. @Muggles
    Did "Phillips B. O'Brien" here also include his impressive combat service record in the U.S. Army, Marines or special forces? Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard?

    That name also seems fake to me. Who is named "Phillips" as a first name?

    I suppose that might be authentic but this silly arguments speaks of more Woke Dem fakery.

    Some WaPo moron recently opined that "woke" is some kind of racist label. In a way, true.

    The actual original Wokests are mainly aging White Marxists and "progressive" Dems. Very few actual blacks or "POCs" other than the usual pet grifter hangers on.

    Yes, "Woke" is based on the ungrammatical use of "awoken" which is mocking black ghetto language mutilation. This was done by White comrades to ape black speaking styles which reflect sub par education. So it is used to showcase black ignorance, which to White comrades is somehow a tribute.

    (Also, who spells O'Brien" with an 'e'?)

    I'll wager this clown is neither really Irish or say, a retired Marine gunnery Sgt.

    Replies: @Tex

    Did “Phillips B. O’Brien” here also include his impressive combat service record in the U.S. Army, Marines or special forces? Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard?

    Apparently he became a great expert on military affairs without ever serving a day in uniform.

    • Replies: @G. Poulin
    @Tex

    Didn't they used to throw guys like that out of the tower so they'd go splat on the pavement below? I know I saw that in a movie once.

  85. @SFG
    @AnotherDad

    They’ll all lie about it to avoid the draft-you had guys claiming they were gay back when that was a big bad thing, not to mention cutting their fingers off and I forget what else.

    Replies: @AnotherDad

    They’ll all lie about it to avoid the draft-you had guys claiming they were gay back when that was a big bad thing, not to mention cutting their fingers off and I forget what else.

    That’s why I have the 27 married and kid thing in there.

    You can declare your view of sexual dimorphism when you’re 18, but if you try and duck the military responsibility with the “traditional girl” route … but then do not deliver, into the service you go.

    ~~

    Obviously, the best way to manage this–“separate nations”. This idea that there isn’t huge human sexual dimorphism and correspondingly different roles in life is ridiculous.

    It would be better to just have a real patriarchy where the father casts a family vote in consultation with his wife. And a separate wild and wonderful rainbow hued non-binary utopia. And, heck, a separate matriarchy for those who want that. If you grow up and decide you’re in the wrong nation–apply for immigration to the one that fits.

    • Replies: @SFG
    @AnotherDad

    That’s more or less what we had until The left started cramming their ideas down everyone’s throats.

  86. What an absolutely incredible statement:

    I struggle to think of another case in the past 100 years when a major military power has performed as poorly against an adversary it was heavily favored to defeat.

    Surely nothing else comes to mind!

  87. @Nicholas Stix
    @ThreeCranes

    There was a tough Italian movie about the fascists' invasion of communist Russia, in support of the nazis, starring Arthur Kennedy and Peter Falk. I believe it was called Attack and Retreat, but when I just went to confirm it at imdb, they'd changed the name to Italiani brava gente (1964).

    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty, has owned imdb for over 20 years, he always installs racial socialist flunkies, and they have for several years played name games with titles. So, although or because it's an American site, they give foreign films with famous, English-language titles foreign names, just to make life difficult for American users.

    Although I saw it only once on The Late Show almost 50 years ago, I can still recall that it was the Russian Bear that beat the Italians, just as it dispatched the Germans. I remember scenes in which Italian soldiers were fighting to keep on moving, before they eventually dropped from exposure and cold, to freeze to death. Along the way, they stumbled upon one frozen comrade's corpse after another, none of them with any battle wounds.

    Replies: @BB753, @Jon Halpenny, @wj, @Traddles, @William Badwhite

    it was the Russian Bear that beat the Italians, just as it dispatched the Germans. I remember scenes in which Italian soldiers were fighting to keep on moving, before they eventually dropped from exposure and cold, to freeze to death.

    “The Last Soldiers of the King: Wartime Italy, 1943-1945” by Eugenio Corti is a good memoir of this as well as the period after Italy the king forced Mussolini to resign and Italy left the Axis.

    Corti was, along with 30,000 other Italian soldiers, surrounded on the River Don by the Red Army. Only about 4,000 of them survived.

  88. You think the Ukrainian army looks white? Well, did you look at the folks in the control room as the DART doohicky rammed into the asteroid’s moon?

  89. The woker the military is, the more likely that we can get them to fire them on civilian enemies of wokeness, therefore the bettter.

    • Replies: @fish
    @The Only Catholic Unionist

    Somebody cracked the code……

  90. Encouraging them to join the world’s most imperial army sounds like a good plan, actually. Better them than me.

  91. @Ganderson
    @Reg Cæsar

    Just drove by this site on Monday on the way to Nisswa. (We were taking the scenic route)

    Dunno about the ethnicity of Dalbo in particular, but it’s in Isanti county, and the adjacent counties Isanti, Kanabec and Chisago are the heart of Swedish Minnesota. Surprised that Engebretsen’s doesn’t have a satellite store there. (I know, they’re norskies, but they make a damn fine Swedish potato sausage.)

    Check out the giant Dalahäst in Mora, (Kanabec) as well as the statues of Karl Oskar and Kristina in downtown Lindstrom (Chisago). Karl Oskar and Kristina are the main characters in Vilhelm Moberg’s novels about the great Swedish diaspora, which was adapted for film (The Emigrants, The New Land) in the early 70s, starring Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullman; and a musical/opera (Kristina från Duvemåla) written by Benny and Björn from ABBA. I think (or I ‘tink’ as they say in Lindstrom) there’s a new version of the film starring one of the non-Alexander Skarsgård brothers.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Surprised that Engebretsen’s doesn’t have a satellite store there.

    Ingebretsen’s satellite was in Stockholm,Wisconsin, pop. 64 (2020 est.) It’s gone now, but Stockholm has plenty of alternatives, what with one business for every three or four residents.

    Ingebretsen’s is still there on East Lake Street, close to the epicenter of the Floyd riots. Looters broke in, saw what was for sale therein, and left immediately.

    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @Reg Cæsar

    In college I lived at 18th and Lake, just down the street, and a short walk from Matt’s Bar. Ahhh… the good old days.

    May have to throw some frozen Swedish Sausage in my luggage to bring home.

  92. @Anonymous
    @International Jew


    You’d think that this Phillips O’Brien guy, as a practioner of the now niche area of military history
     
    In what way is military history “now niche”?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    You’d think that this Phillips O’Brien guy, as a practioner of the now niche area of military history

    In what way is military history “now niche”?

    Are you kidding? The military itself is now niche!

    But it’s an exception to the popular marketers’ rhyme:

    The riches
    are in the niches.

    Unless, of course, you are a supplier. An old story:

  93. @R.G. Camara
    It's always hilarious when some limp-armed fairies who serve as stenographers for the Deep State tells us what makes for a winning military.

    Replies: @William Badwhite

    It is similar to when effete’ Jewish immigrants tell us who is and who isn’t a “real American”.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @William Badwhite

    'It is similar to when effete’ Jewish immigrants tell us who is and who isn’t a “real American”.'

    We saw. The people of Martha's Vineyard showed us what real Americans do.

  94. @Skyler the Weird
    @Achmed E. Newman

    That song is on Past, Present,and Future not Year of the Cat.

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    That song is on Past, Present,and Future not Year of the Cat.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_the_Cat#Cover_art

    The cover design, by Hipgnosis and illustrator Colin Elgie, depicts a woman who has an apparent obsession with cats. She can be seen in the mirror dressing up as a cat for a costume party, and all of the items on her dresser have feline motifs. Stewart used the same concept for the cover of his 2004 Greatest Hits album, but with most of the cat items replaced with references to his other singles.

  95. @Tex
    @Muggles


    Did “Phillips B. O’Brien” here also include his impressive combat service record in the U.S. Army, Marines or special forces? Navy, Air Force or Coast Guard?
     
    Apparently he became a great expert on military affairs without ever serving a day in uniform.

    Replies: @G. Poulin

    Didn’t they used to throw guys like that out of the tower so they’d go splat on the pavement below? I know I saw that in a movie once.

  96. A military only exists to destroy a perceived enemy’s military capabilities, national productivity, and public infrastructure.

    Nothing about any of that is woke or healthy.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @SaneClownPosse


    A military only exists to destroy a perceived enemy’s military capabilities, national productivity, and public infrastructure.

    Nothing about any of that is woke or healthy.
     
    True. We had gays clamoring to get into the military at the same time the United States was launching unjust and immoral wars against Muslims. Disgusting. And yet the surge into this vehicle of murder and destruction was painted in the media as “progressive.”

    The gays should have instead been protesting against the military.
  97. It’s always the sun.

  98. @Anonymous

    The funny thing is that from all the war videos out of Ukraine, the Ukrainian soldiers look like a Wokester’s nightmare of The Other: white men with non-ironic facial hair and skill with weapons.
     
    The Ukrainian men may be an able adversary of the Russian military, but they won’t be a match for globohomo.

    Which is why many strategic thinkers are rooting for Russia. It is better for the Ukrainian people’s long-term survival to be in Russia’s sphere than to be opened up to the Globalist American Empire, a destroyer of nations.

    Replies: @SFG, @Colin Wright

    ‘Which is why many strategic thinkers are rooting for Russia. It is better for the Ukrainian people’s long-term survival to be in Russia’s sphere than to be opened up to the Globalist American Empire, a destroyer of nations.’

    It’s a close call. I wouldn’t choose on behalf of the Ukrainians.

    Poland wants you. She’s licking her chops…

    • Replies: @Wielgus
    @Colin Wright

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polish_Pig_trained_in_Paris,_Russian_propaganda_poster_1920.PNG

    Soviet poster, 1920.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  99. @William Badwhite
    @R.G. Camara

    It is similar to when effete' Jewish immigrants tell us who is and who isn't a "real American".

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘It is similar to when effete’ Jewish immigrants tell us who is and who isn’t a “real American”.’

    We saw. The people of Martha’s Vineyard showed us what real Americans do.

  100. @The Only Catholic Unionist
    The woker the military is, the more likely that we can get them to fire them on civilian enemies of wokeness, therefore the bettter.

    Replies: @fish

    Somebody cracked the code……

  101. @Yngvar

    I’ve watched a lot of combat footage out of Ukraine and I don’t recall seeing or hearing any women involved in fighting in the field.
     
    They do their bit:
    ‘I Can’t Say No to Mothers in Need.' The Foreign Women Joining Ukraine’s Fight Against Russia
    https://time.com/6174161/foreign-women-fighters-ukraine-volunteers/

    Female Soldiers Fight for Ukraine, Equality With Male Peers
    https://www.voanews.com/a/female-soldiers-fight-for-ukraine-equality-with-male-peers/6548728.html

    and my favorite
    https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Women-Ukraine-war-02.jpg
    Sápmi present!

    Replies: @Stonewall Jackson

    Look closely at the photo… she has make up and her nails are manicured… this is no one fighting on front lines… white nail polish on perfect nails? right…

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Stonewall Jackson


    Look closely at the photo… she has make up and her nails are manicured… this is no one fighting on front lines… white nail polish on perfect nails? right…
     
    I was thinking the same thing myself. Hell, every rear echelon parts clerk and cook who went to Iraq or Afghanistan has posed for pictures like this. Pure REMF stuff.

    If you have time to be posing and smiling, you ain't in much danger.

  102. Anonymous[125] • Disclaimer says:
    @SaneClownPosse
    A military only exists to destroy a perceived enemy's military capabilities, national productivity, and public infrastructure.

    Nothing about any of that is woke or healthy.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    A military only exists to destroy a perceived enemy’s military capabilities, national productivity, and public infrastructure.

    Nothing about any of that is woke or healthy.

    True. We had gays clamoring to get into the military at the same time the United States was launching unjust and immoral wars against Muslims. Disgusting. And yet the surge into this vehicle of murder and destruction was painted in the media as “progressive.”

    The gays should have instead been protesting against the military.

  103. Germany had to send far more of its war production to fight the British and Americans than it did to fight the U.S.S.R.

    That’s from O’Brien’s article in The Atlantic. Any of the amateur historians here care to comment? It seems implausible to me.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @International Jew

    I'm not a historian, but in terms of the air war part of it I would say that is true. People also forget the North Africa part of it which didn't involve Russian assets at all. The Germans certainly didn't produce or manage to transport enough equipment to deal with Russian winters and Russian human cannon fodder.

    Replies: @International Jew

    , @Ralph L
    @International Jew

    I imagine they deployed more concrete against the western Allies, but everything else--no. Perhaps he only looked at 1940.

    , @BosTex
    @International Jew

    This seems unlikely: I recall the stat that 9/10 German soldiers killed, were killed by the Russians.

    , @Colin Wright
    @International Jew

    'Germany had to send far more of its war production to fight the British and Americans than it did to fight the U.S.S.R.

    That’s from O’Brien’s article in The Atlantic. Any of the amateur historians here care to comment? It seems implausible to me.'


    'Far' more, no less.

    If anything, the most interesting aspect of the assertion is that the Atlantic is partisan enough and ignorant enough to make it. I don't see how it could be true.

    Replies: @International Jew

    , @Tex
    @International Jew

    There is a single recording of Hitler talking candidly (the Mannerheim Recording). He was speaking with Finnish leader Marshal Mannerheim about the progress of the war and highlighting the obstacles faced. One point Hitler brought up was that the Soviet Union had much more industrial capacity than the Germans had thought.

    Maybe the Germans put more production into making u-boats and bombers to fight the US& UK than it did into making tanks, attack planes and infantry weapons to fight the Soviets. I think the Germans' real problem was they had to do both at the same time.


  104. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11267683/Navy-recruit-not-guilty-arson-setting-USS-Bonhomme-Richard-fire.html

    A 21-year-old Navy recruit was found not guilty of arson in the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in July 2020.

    Captain Derek Butler ruled that the prosecution against Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays did not present enough hard evidence connecting Mays to the arson.

    Butler added that the evidence presented was primarily circumstantial, according to a CBS8 report.

    Mays’ defense added new information to the trial which indicated the Navy had another suspect they were previously investigating. The investigation was then dropped after the sailor was kicked out of the service.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    Steve in 2021:
    https://www.unz.com/?s=Bonhomme&Action=Search&authors=steve-sailer&ptype=all&sortby=earliest

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/did-the-us-navy-just-lose-a-light-aircraft-carrier-to-attack/?highlight=Bonhomme
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/whatever-happened-to-the-uss-bonhomme-richard/?highlight=Bonhomme
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/navy-charges-sailor-with-arson-for-destroying-uss-bonhomme-richard/?highlight=Bonhomme
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/white-sailor-charged-in-the-bon-homme-richard-arson/?highlight=Bonhomme


    White Sailor Charged in the USS Bon Homme Richard Arson
     
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/steamy-goings-on-below-decks-of-the-uss-bonhomme-richard/?highlight=Bonhomme
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/this-is-not-raymond-spruances-u-s-navy/?highlight=Bonhomme
    , @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @MEH 0910

    I'm not a historian, but in terms of the air war part of it I would say that is true. People also forget the North Africa part of it which didn't involve Russian assets at all. The Germans certainly didn't produce or manage to transport enough equipment to deal with Russian winters and Russian human cannon fodder.

    , @Wielgus
    @MEH 0910

    Next up - he goes to Moscow for his Hero Of Russia award...

  105. Interesting that we have no commentary from
    Jack D or HA on this post…perhaps they are observing the sabbath?

    Or perhaps it is just too ugly to consider the end state of what you are arguing for?

    No Putin fan. Fkn guy is awful. I am in the DGAF category with a NATO that currently has (had?) a very secure eastern flank without involving ourselves further to the East.

    My wife is literally Russian – Ukrainian (Russian mother, Ukrainian father) by ancestry: she hates them all, Putin, Zelensky, every last one of these idiots.

    She says we do not understand how criminal and corrupt these people are: literally just creepy, sociopathic mafiosos that are kept in power by guns, corruption and theft.

    Please know: whatever you think about politics that is not what is on the ground, rather imagine Don Corleone and similar associates in charge of Ukraine and Russia. That’s a much better mental framework.

    Steve: deeply appreciate your site. Please post again how to support.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
    @BosTex

    I have always seen The Godfather in the novel and the film versions as thinly veiled descriptions of how real politics are conducted. Goodfellas and The Sopranos are IMO closer to Mafia reality.

  106. @Colin Wright
    @Anonymous

    'Which is why many strategic thinkers are rooting for Russia. It is better for the Ukrainian people’s long-term survival to be in Russia’s sphere than to be opened up to the Globalist American Empire, a destroyer of nations.'

    It's a close call. I wouldn't choose on behalf of the Ukrainians.

    Poland wants you. She's licking her chops...

    Replies: @Wielgus

    Soviet poster, 1920.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Wielgus

    'Soviet poster, 1920.'

    Tragically, your poster isn't coming through. Can I get you to try again? If I recall aright, here it's a matter of not overthinking things and just posting the link -- but some benevolent third party reading this may actually know.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Wielgus

  107. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/DailyMail/status/1575894216718295041
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11267683/Navy-recruit-not-guilty-arson-setting-USS-Bonhomme-Richard-fire.html

    A 21-year-old Navy recruit was found not guilty of arson in the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in July 2020.

    Captain Derek Butler ruled that the prosecution against Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays did not present enough hard evidence connecting Mays to the arson.

    Butler added that the evidence presented was primarily circumstantial, according to a CBS8 report.

    Mays' defense added new information to the trial which indicated the Navy had another suspect they were previously investigating. The investigation was then dropped after the sailor was kicked out of the service.
     

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Wielgus

  108. @ThreeCranes
    The Forgotten Soldier (Amazon) details what life was really like fighting the Russians in WW2. Crawling from one frozen foxhole to another to take out Soviet tanks with the shoulder fired Panzerfaust. Enduring massive artillery shelling. Snow. Horribly inadequate food that barely provided enough calories to keep the inner fire going.

    Not a place for diversity, wokeness or the intellectually flexible. Amazing endurance and ability to suffer were the prime qualities. Those and soldiering on in the face of defeat. Harrowing doesn't even begin to describe what this guy went through. And survived. Hard to conceive, but it was just as bad or worse for the Russians.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Nicholas Stix, @Nervous in Stalingrad

    Not a place for diversity, wokeness or the intellectually flexible. Amazing endurance and ability to suffer were the prime qualities. Those and soldiering on in the face of defeat.

    These qualities are important if you are fighting to win. The Germans felt that they were fighting for their national survival.

    In America’s case however, I am afraid that wars have primarily become a means, not of national survival, but of transferring wealth. Perhaps the Americans did not fare well in Afghanistan, but I understand that the poppy fields flourished while they were there.

    Someone, somewhere, got all the money from the opium trade.

    I suspect this “woke” business is all about giving America another excuse to embark on some more decades-long wars that will end only when there is no more money to loot from the poor and middle class. Where this American enthusiasm for all things military is coming from at this late date is a mystery to me, as America has not won a war for decades, the military is a net drain on the US economy, and none of this has anything to do with hyper-masculinity.

    • Agree: Old Prude
  109. @mc23
    O'Brien is a very smart man, exceptionally educated, a Professor of Strategic Studies. He's not young, a delusional firebrand. In the course of few years he endorses views that previously would have been associated with the fringe. Now the center has moved left and he moves with it.

    Is O’Brien genuinely open minded and flexible on his views or is it more a case of grifting and unprincipled? A desire to fit in?

    The war in Ukraine is a pretty masculine, trench warfare and armor. A terrible example for his thesis. Is the Ukraine army intellectually flexible than Russia? Seems so but it doesn’t seem too hard to be more flexible then the Russians. O’Brien claims brains and adaptability yield far better results than ruthless brutality does. It is hardly a novel idea. Did the professor ever read the Art Of War by Sun Tzu? Not to mention classical Roman or Byzantine military writers.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Indeed. German WW II Wehrmacht infantrymen were renowned for their “disciplined combat flexibility” (proxy for IQ and social capital?) and their man for man casualty inflicting value was far greater than most of their opponents in ground combat until the end stages of the war

  110. @International Jew

    Germany had to send far more of its war production to fight the British and Americans than it did to fight the U.S.S.R.

     

    That's from O'Brien's article in The Atlantic. Any of the amateur historians here care to comment? It seems implausible to me.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Ralph L, @BosTex, @Colin Wright, @Tex

    I’m not a historian, but in terms of the air war part of it I would say that is true. People also forget the North Africa part of it which didn’t involve Russian assets at all. The Germans certainly didn’t produce or manage to transport enough equipment to deal with Russian winters and Russian human cannon fodder.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    The Germans had about a hundred thousand men in North Africa, about three million in Russia. There's a reason Rommel's force was called the Afrika Korps and not the Afrika Heeresgruppe.

    Now I know Werner von Braun had a big budget for his rocket program but still...

    I'm going to provisionally answer my own question and say O'Brien is an idiot (without ruling out that he's an opportunist too).

  111. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/DailyMail/status/1575894216718295041
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11267683/Navy-recruit-not-guilty-arson-setting-USS-Bonhomme-Richard-fire.html

    A 21-year-old Navy recruit was found not guilty of arson in the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in July 2020.

    Captain Derek Butler ruled that the prosecution against Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays did not present enough hard evidence connecting Mays to the arson.

    Butler added that the evidence presented was primarily circumstantial, according to a CBS8 report.

    Mays' defense added new information to the trial which indicated the Navy had another suspect they were previously investigating. The investigation was then dropped after the sailor was kicked out of the service.
     

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Wielgus

    I’m not a historian, but in terms of the air war part of it I would say that is true. People also forget the North Africa part of it which didn’t involve Russian assets at all. The Germans certainly didn’t produce or manage to transport enough equipment to deal with Russian winters and Russian human cannon fodder.

  112. This recruitment ad comparison is interesting:

  113. @Achmed E. Newman
    @ThreeCranes

    From the god of the History-Rock genre, here's a song relating the other side:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOx1qNUMnCc

    Replies: @Redneck farmer, @Skyler the Weird, @ThreeCranes, @Diversity Heretic, @MEH 0910

    Roads to Moscow (Live at the Paramount Theater, Seattle, 1976) · Al Stewart

    Year of the Cat (45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

    Year of the Cat (45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k65srcohPSCH9gNw2IrFBBDa6jH609moI

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_the_Cat#2021_45th_Anniversary_Deluxe_Edition%5B12%5D

    [MORE]

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Ganderson
    @MEH 0910

    Love me some Al…

  114. @ODlN

    What Ted Cruz and Tucker Carlson Don’t Understand About War

    On the modern battlefield, brains and adaptability yield far better results than ruthless brutality does.
     
    "Brains and adaptability" are certainly valuable in the battlefield. Of course, you could make the same banal statement regarding any endeavour in life.

    I'm curious to know what the "woke" have done to give Phillips Payson O'Brien the notion that they have better "brains and adaptability"?

    Replies: @Brutusale

    The entire student loan fiasco is due to the fact that a large percentage of these students have no brains or adaptability.

    The poster child for this was a young lady I saw a photo of during the Occupy movement. She was holding a sign that stated “I have a Master’s in French Literature and $175,000 in student loan debt”!

    .

  115. @Wielgus
    @Colin Wright

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polish_Pig_trained_in_Paris,_Russian_propaganda_poster_1920.PNG

    Soviet poster, 1920.

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘Soviet poster, 1920.’

    Tragically, your poster isn’t coming through. Can I get you to try again? If I recall aright, here it’s a matter of not overthinking things and just posting the link — but some benevolent third party reading this may actually know.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    @Colin Wright

    Agreed. No tags should be added. Just click on the image and copy the link (for REAL computers, right-click on the image to get it) and paste that into your comment window. Try it again with naked pictures of Angela Merkel, and we'll see if it's not one of Mr. Unz's safety features in action.

    Replies: @Wielgus

    , @Wielgus
    @Colin Wright

    https://www.sovietposters.com/posters/a-pig-trained-in-paris

  116. @International Jew

    Germany had to send far more of its war production to fight the British and Americans than it did to fight the U.S.S.R.

     

    That's from O'Brien's article in The Atlantic. Any of the amateur historians here care to comment? It seems implausible to me.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Ralph L, @BosTex, @Colin Wright, @Tex

    I imagine they deployed more concrete against the western Allies, but everything else–no. Perhaps he only looked at 1940.

  117. @Reg Cæsar
    @Ganderson


    Surprised that Engebretsen’s doesn’t have a satellite store there.
     
    Ingebretsen's satellite was in Stockholm,Wisconsin, pop. 64 (2020 est.) It's gone now, but Stockholm has plenty of alternatives, what with one business for every three or four residents.

    Ingebretsen's is still there on East Lake Street, close to the epicenter of the Floyd riots. Looters broke in, saw what was for sale therein, and left immediately.


    https://i0.wp.com/www.norwegianamerican.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/3_Market.jpg?w=650&ssl=1

    https://i0.wp.com/www.norwegianamerican.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1_Store.jpg?w=650&ssl=1

    Replies: @Ganderson

    In college I lived at 18th and Lake, just down the street, and a short walk from Matt’s Bar. Ahhh… the good old days.

    May have to throw some frozen Swedish Sausage in my luggage to bring home.

  118. @MEH 0910
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Roads to Moscow (Live at the Paramount Theater, Seattle, 1976) · Al Stewart
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNjCORA2ogw


    Year of the Cat (45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
     
    Year of the Cat (45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) playlist:
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k65srcohPSCH9gNw2IrFBBDa6jH609moI

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_of_the_Cat#2021_45th_Anniversary_Deluxe_Edition[12]

    https://open.spotify.com/album/1m1e8oPtefKc1RnXwnljXL

    Replies: @Ganderson

    Love me some Al…

  119. Can imagine whole companies of Rachel Leland Levine M.D.’s in full drag running away in their heels with all those white enemies they’ll define ‘White Supremacists’ using them for target practice as they uproariously laugh.

    Can’t believe those in positions of leadership are delusional…Believe it’s INTENTIONAL WEAKENING OF THE U.S. while concurrently STRENGTHENING U.S. ENEMIES OWNING THE PROSTITUTE POLITICIANS and DEEP STATE.

    Believe the Neo-Feudalist Technocrats encompassing all the evil Secret Societies of the west BUILDING/FINANCING the Totalitarian Neo-Feudalistic Technocratic CCP/CHINA are those now running the whole GLOBAL SHOW. Fact is they’re all Sociopathic ‘Power Addicts’ and have been the Shadow Govt. of the Globe for longer than most of our parents or even Grandparents were born. They really are the Supervillains seeking to TAKE OVER THE WORLD.

  120. @Colin Wright
    @Wielgus

    'Soviet poster, 1920.'

    Tragically, your poster isn't coming through. Can I get you to try again? If I recall aright, here it's a matter of not overthinking things and just posting the link -- but some benevolent third party reading this may actually know.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Wielgus

    Agreed. No tags should be added. Just click on the image and copy the link (for REAL computers, right-click on the image to get it) and paste that into your comment window. Try it again with naked pictures of Angela Merkel, and we’ll see if it’s not one of Mr. Unz’s safety features in action.

    • Replies: @Wielgus
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Supposedly she was quite a looker when she was young although nude pictures of her from then appear to be photoshopped or forgeries...

  121. @Jim Bob Lassiter
    @International Jew

    I'm not a historian, but in terms of the air war part of it I would say that is true. People also forget the North Africa part of it which didn't involve Russian assets at all. The Germans certainly didn't produce or manage to transport enough equipment to deal with Russian winters and Russian human cannon fodder.

    Replies: @International Jew

    The Germans had about a hundred thousand men in North Africa, about three million in Russia. There’s a reason Rommel’s force was called the Afrika Korps and not the Afrika Heeresgruppe.

    Now I know Werner von Braun had a big budget for his rocket program but still…

    I’m going to provisionally answer my own question and say O’Brien is an idiot (without ruling out that he’s an opportunist too).

  122. @International Jew

    Germany had to send far more of its war production to fight the British and Americans than it did to fight the U.S.S.R.

     

    That's from O'Brien's article in The Atlantic. Any of the amateur historians here care to comment? It seems implausible to me.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Ralph L, @BosTex, @Colin Wright, @Tex

    This seems unlikely: I recall the stat that 9/10 German soldiers killed, were killed by the Russians.

  123. @Colin Wright
    @Wielgus

    'Soviet poster, 1920.'

    Tragically, your poster isn't coming through. Can I get you to try again? If I recall aright, here it's a matter of not overthinking things and just posting the link -- but some benevolent third party reading this may actually know.

    Replies: @Achmed E. Newman, @Wielgus

    • Thanks: Colin Wright
  124. @Achmed E. Newman
    @Colin Wright

    Agreed. No tags should be added. Just click on the image and copy the link (for REAL computers, right-click on the image to get it) and paste that into your comment window. Try it again with naked pictures of Angela Merkel, and we'll see if it's not one of Mr. Unz's safety features in action.

    Replies: @Wielgus

    Supposedly she was quite a looker when she was young although nude pictures of her from then appear to be photoshopped or forgeries…

  125. @Mike Tre
    "The difference between old-fashioned Sixties leftism and contemporary Wokeness is the former was driven by smart Jewish guys while the latter is supposed to center black women for their intersectionality, so leftism has dropped about 25 IQ points."

    Well it's the former who put the latter in charge, so what does that tell us?

    Replies: @Anonymous

    Well it’s the former who put the latter in charge, so what does that tell us?

    It tells us that, absent external selection pressure, every group deteriorates.

  126. @BosTex
    Interesting that we have no commentary from
    Jack D or HA on this post…perhaps they are observing the sabbath?

    Or perhaps it is just too ugly to consider the end state of what you are arguing for?

    No Putin fan. Fkn guy is awful. I am in the DGAF category with a NATO that currently has (had?) a very secure eastern flank without involving ourselves further to the East.

    My wife is literally Russian - Ukrainian (Russian mother, Ukrainian father) by ancestry: she hates them all, Putin, Zelensky, every last one of these idiots.

    She says we do not understand how criminal and corrupt these people are: literally just creepy, sociopathic mafiosos that are kept in power by guns, corruption and theft.

    Please know: whatever you think about politics that is not what is on the ground, rather imagine Don Corleone and similar associates in charge of Ukraine and Russia. That’s a much better mental framework.

    Steve: deeply appreciate your site. Please post again how to support.

    Replies: @Wielgus

    I have always seen The Godfather in the novel and the film versions as thinly veiled descriptions of how real politics are conducted. Goodfellas and The Sopranos are IMO closer to Mafia reality.

    • Thanks: BosTex
  127. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/DailyMail/status/1575894216718295041
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11267683/Navy-recruit-not-guilty-arson-setting-USS-Bonhomme-Richard-fire.html

    A 21-year-old Navy recruit was found not guilty of arson in the fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard in July 2020.

    Captain Derek Butler ruled that the prosecution against Seaman Recruit Ryan Mays did not present enough hard evidence connecting Mays to the arson.

    Butler added that the evidence presented was primarily circumstantial, according to a CBS8 report.

    Mays' defense added new information to the trial which indicated the Navy had another suspect they were previously investigating. The investigation was then dropped after the sailor was kicked out of the service.
     

    Replies: @MEH 0910, @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Wielgus

    Next up – he goes to Moscow for his Hero Of Russia award…

  128. @Stonewall Jackson
    @Yngvar

    Look closely at the photo... she has make up and her nails are manicured... this is no one fighting on front lines... white nail polish on perfect nails? right...

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Look closely at the photo… she has make up and her nails are manicured… this is no one fighting on front lines… white nail polish on perfect nails? right…

    I was thinking the same thing myself. Hell, every rear echelon parts clerk and cook who went to Iraq or Afghanistan has posed for pictures like this. Pure REMF stuff.

    If you have time to be posing and smiling, you ain’t in much danger.

  129. @International Jew

    Germany had to send far more of its war production to fight the British and Americans than it did to fight the U.S.S.R.

     

    That's from O'Brien's article in The Atlantic. Any of the amateur historians here care to comment? It seems implausible to me.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Ralph L, @BosTex, @Colin Wright, @Tex

    ‘Germany had to send far more of its war production to fight the British and Americans than it did to fight the U.S.S.R.

    That’s from O’Brien’s article in The Atlantic. Any of the amateur historians here care to comment? It seems implausible to me.’

    ‘Far’ more, no less.

    If anything, the most interesting aspect of the assertion is that the Atlantic is partisan enough and ignorant enough to make it. I don’t see how it could be true.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Colin Wright

    In the Atlantic article, the text of that claim is a link to a book O'Brien himself wrote.

  130. Robots are the future of war because they do what they are programmed to do and don’t get tired or distracted OR LOST or scared or confused, or the other 100 human failings, instead they just look for those heat signatures and aim for center of mass. Cheaper overall, and programmed in minutes.

  131. @Colin Wright
    @International Jew

    'Germany had to send far more of its war production to fight the British and Americans than it did to fight the U.S.S.R.

    That’s from O’Brien’s article in The Atlantic. Any of the amateur historians here care to comment? It seems implausible to me.'


    'Far' more, no less.

    If anything, the most interesting aspect of the assertion is that the Atlantic is partisan enough and ignorant enough to make it. I don't see how it could be true.

    Replies: @International Jew

    In the Atlantic article, the text of that claim is a link to a book O’Brien himself wrote.

  132. @JimB
    @BB753


    Although Jeff Bezos, who is no lefty,
     
    Surprisingly, Jeff Bezos is a simp. He lets his wife or mistress command his political thinking.

    Replies: @Moses

    When news of Bezos’ mistress broke my wife took one look at the photo and said “He left his wife for that?” I almost spit out my coffee.

    Bezos must have zero game to get seduced by an obvious maneater like that. Sex must be insanely good tho. She knows her trade.

    Look at her lust after Leo DiCaprio right in front of Bezos lol

    • Replies: @JimB
    @Moses


    Bezos must have zero game to get seduced by an obvious maneater like that. Sex must be insanely good tho.
     
    She has a magical vagina.
  133. @AnotherDad
    @SFG


    They’ll all lie about it to avoid the draft-you had guys claiming they were gay back when that was a big bad thing, not to mention cutting their fingers off and I forget what else.
     
    That's why I have the 27 married and kid thing in there.

    You can declare your view of sexual dimorphism when you're 18, but if you try and duck the military responsibility with the "traditional girl" route ... but then do not deliver, into the service you go.

    ~~

    Obviously, the best way to manage this--"separate nations". This idea that there isn't huge human sexual dimorphism and correspondingly different roles in life is ridiculous.

    It would be better to just have a real patriarchy where the father casts a family vote in consultation with his wife. And a separate wild and wonderful rainbow hued non-binary utopia. And, heck, a separate matriarchy for those who want that. If you grow up and decide you're in the wrong nation--apply for immigration to the one that fits.

    Replies: @SFG

    That’s more or less what we had until The left started cramming their ideas down everyone’s throats.

  134. @International Jew

    Germany had to send far more of its war production to fight the British and Americans than it did to fight the U.S.S.R.

     

    That's from O'Brien's article in The Atlantic. Any of the amateur historians here care to comment? It seems implausible to me.

    Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter, @Ralph L, @BosTex, @Colin Wright, @Tex

    There is a single recording of Hitler talking candidly (the Mannerheim Recording). He was speaking with Finnish leader Marshal Mannerheim about the progress of the war and highlighting the obstacles faced. One point Hitler brought up was that the Soviet Union had much more industrial capacity than the Germans had thought.

    Maybe the Germans put more production into making u-boats and bombers to fight the US& UK than it did into making tanks, attack planes and infantry weapons to fight the Soviets. I think the Germans’ real problem was they had to do both at the same time.

  135. @Moses
    @JimB

    When news of Bezos' mistress broke my wife took one look at the photo and said "He left his wife for that?" I almost spit out my coffee.

    Bezos must have zero game to get seduced by an obvious maneater like that. Sex must be insanely good tho. She knows her trade.

    Look at her lust after Leo DiCaprio right in front of Bezos lol

    https://youtu.be/NUPex7lBYgI

    Replies: @JimB

    Bezos must have zero game to get seduced by an obvious maneater like that. Sex must be insanely good tho.

    She has a magical vagina.

  136. @clifford brown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3b6SGoN6dA

    Replies: @bro3886

    “Bill Ward was beating those drums like they owe him money.”

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