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From Defense.gov:

Acting Secretary Accepts Inclusion Board’s 15 Recommendations
DEC. 18, 2020 | BY JIM GARAMONE, DOD NEWS

Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller has accepted all 15 recommendations proposed by the Diversity and Inclusion Board chartered by former Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper in July.

Miller signed a memo entitled “Actions to Improve Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Military” that examined the culture of the military following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. …

The first recommendation is for military recruiting content to reflect the current and future racial, ethnic and gender demographics of the United States.

It’s almost as if the friends of Tiger Woods in the Navy Seals are about as white as the PGA tour:

The second recommendation deals with the dearth of diversity at the higher levels of the military. The recommendation calls for the department to develop a data-driven accessions and retention strategy. The deadline for the DOD to develop this strategy is March 31.

The third recommendation looks to increase the diversity of the officer corps itself. It recommends the DOD expand sponsorship of programs and initiatives to increase the available pool of qualified applicants for ROTC enrollments, scholarships and commissions from students enrolled at minority-serving institutions. These institutions include historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

The board calls for a thorough review of DOD aptitude tests to ensure they do not adversely impact diversity. The DOD will develop plans for a rigorous and thorough assessment of all aptitude tests currently administered. The goal of this assessment will be to analyze, identify and remove — as applicable — “barriers that adversely impact diversity while retaining rigorous screening processes necessary to access a high-quality force,” the board recommendation states.

Uh-oh… Congress banned the military from enlisting very low IQ individuals in 1952. The military has twice tried letting low IQ people in, during the McNamara’s Morons fiasco of the 1960s and the Stripes era fiasco of the late 1970s when either accidentally or on purpose the military let in low test score applicants until Senator Sam Nunn kept pestering the Pentagon about what drill instructors told him that the new recruits of the Volunteer Army weren’t all quite right in the brain. Finally, the Pentagon admitted that they’d screwed up on grading the AFQT test (whether accidentally or intentionally remains a mystery) and then Reagan raised pay for enlisted men, leading to the kick-ass military that crushed Saddam in 1991.

 
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  1. Dominoes are falling.

    • Agree: Richard B
    • Replies: @Jake
    @bomag

    The Red Chinese are quaking in their boots at the thought of the US military gone Woke.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Anonymous

    , @Corvinus
    @bomag

    "Dominoes are falling".

    Indeed.

    https://www.axios.com/giuliani-homeland-security-seize-voting-machines-4ee2e575-e32c-46a2-9f0b-fd80dd63049c.html


    Senior White House official --> "[When the president is] retweeting threats of putting politicians in jail—and spends his time talking to conspiracy nuts who openly say declaring martial law is no big deal—it's impossible not to start getting anxious about how this ends."

     

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/19/politics/trump-oval-office-meeting-special-counsel-martial-law/index.html

    The order of events is --> Trump pardons Flynn; Flynn goes to get foreign intelligence intended to overturn the election; Flynn communicates to Trump he has this intelligence; Trump invites Flynn to the White House; Trump and Flynn discuss putting America under martial law

    But that's just Trump being Trump, right? No doubt IF this takes place, the fine posters here who talk about getting their guns and fighting back will be joining, right? I mean, whitey will be fighting back, correct?

    Of course, if this course of action was being suggested by a Democrat in power, iSteve would be tweeting and texting and lathering up his audience to a frenzy how the rule of law is potentially being usurped. Stay cagey, Mr. Sailer!

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    , @Sin City Milla
    @bomag

    The rot continues.

  2. How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?

    • Replies: @Ben Solomon the Seventh
    @Austin Slater

    Never and if you do we will lay the smackdown

    The reason western society is so decrepit and evil is because of whitey.

    But the People have had enough. We are the future you are the past. We are strong you are weak. We are fecund you are barren. We are creative you are dull

    Your time is up and justice will be done

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jack D, @Lockean Proviso, @Sick of Orcs, @Richard B

    , @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Austin Slater

    Fight back for what? The United States as we knew it is dead. (Sorry, Steve, it's over. )

    We're dissidents now. For the time being, they hold all the cards. That will change because they're both wildly wrong and incompetent, but it'll take time for them to destroy the reasonably functioning system that they've inherited.

    For now, stay low, find compatriots in the real world and start forming communities that can grow as the larger society slowly starts to fail.

    Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be "doing" as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @SunBakedSuburb, @Johnny Smoggins, @MBlanc46

    , @Ed
    @Austin Slater

    Whites are the ones implementing it though, aggressively.

    , @prime noticer
    @Austin Slater

    "How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?"

    a long way to go, if ever.

    in South Africa it looks like european men will never fight back, no matter what. if they won't resist under those conditions, they won't resist.

    sobering thought for your 2021. good odds that nobody will resist the leftists in America and they'll be allowed to completely rule with no pushback at all.

    this is why i think reparations are nearly certain, and eventually, they'll literally just take it out of your paycheck. what are you going to do about it? probably nothing, that's what. and they know that.

    the day after the election, 70 million Trump voters got up and...went to work peacefully.

    , @Richard B
    @Austin Slater


    How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?
     
    Good question.

    Could be that taking action is the only cure for their Battered White Syndrome.
  3. the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis

    They’re calling it murder on defense.gov?

    • Replies: @Pop Warner
    @NotAnonymous

    As Steve said, The Great Reset came for the military and they must accept official church dogma lest they be purged as heretics and blasphemers for sullying the martyrdom of Saint Floyd

    , @Barnard
    @NotAnonymous

    The only places I can think of that don't call it a murder are dissendent right websites. Maybe a few mainstream conservative ones don't call it murder.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Hypnotoad666

    , @AndrewR
    @NotAnonymous

    I noticed that too. It's still arguable whether it was a homicide. Calling it murder is outright libelous.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Art Deco, @Redman

    , @68W58
    @NotAnonymous

    Searching the actual memo quoted for "murder" returns no results, hopefully whoever added their "interpretation" is in some trouble (I can only hope it is some civilian public affairs employee).

    , @Known Fact
    @NotAnonymous

    Anything and everything with ".gov" has surely gone over the cliff by now. And Biden by the way has already named some black general to head the whole shootin' match.

    , @Redman
    @NotAnonymous

    Trial for Chauvin et al. is scheduled for March. I have a hard time believing it will go forward that soon. Unless the defense attorneys believe their case is so strong that any guilty verdict will be thrown out post verdict or on appeal.

    I’d love to be in the room during jury selection. Probably will be the most interesting part of this trial.

  4. The phrase “as applicable” is doing a lot of heavy lifting. I think it will end up devouring the entire recommendation, which will be memory-holed and things will go on as usual.

    • Replies: @Brian Reilly
    @Anon

    385, "As usual" for the US DoD means more expensive, less effective, with fewer men qualified and prepared to do the dirty work of killing to defend these no longer United States. It means more perfumed princes as commanders, with up-and-comers driven out. It means more emphasis on women and trannies who won't fight, disgusting and driving out the men who will.

    As usual means a craven Congress bought off by a greedy military industrial complex who could not care less who wins, but only who buys the fancy toys. As usual means a President with the title of CinC who sure seems to take orders from someone else.

    As usual, yes. That is not good, though. Not at all.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Anon


    The phrase “as applicable” is doing a lot of heavy lifting.
     
    Yeah, the memo itself is non-binding nonsense. What actually happens is another story.

    But the Democrats basically see the military as one big affirmative action jobs program. The Republicans see it as one big contracting program.

    Nobody much cares if we are getting anything for our tax dollars. And in any event, the military will never fight in any meaningful way that could result in casualties anyway.

    , @J.Ross
    @Anon

    This. Esper was an enemy and Trump was wrong to take so long to get rid of him. But it's a recommendation. It is very girly of Steve to attempt to use this procedural detail to forget that Trump actually fought wokism in the executive bureaucracy, which is much more important.

    Replies: @Ed

  5. Can someone confirm that

    the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis

    appears in an official government publication?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Greta Handel

    "What you gonna do about it, goy?"

    , @Alexander Turok
    @Greta Handel

    The URL's right there: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2452807/acting-secretary-accepts-inclusion-boards-15-recommendations/

    It should hardly surprise anyone that this is happening under Trump's watch. Nevertheless, a month from now I'm sure we'll hear that this kind of thing could never, ever have happened if Lame Cuck President got another term.

  6. Wokism is the faith of all bureaucracies, be they federal, academic, corporate or military bureaucracies and even of the bureaucracies of religious institutions like mainline protestant churches. This is the result of a combination of Conquest’s law and the Iron Law of Institutions .

  7. I guess this is some Trumpian 4-D Chess plan to make it difficult for the Federales to vanquish the mighty Trump Patriot Army that will arise after 20 January to restore the Republic.

    /sarc

  8. @bomag
    Dominoes are falling.

    Replies: @Jake, @Corvinus, @Sin City Milla

    The Red Chinese are quaking in their boots at the thought of the US military gone Woke.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Jake

    Our enemies might laugh, but it could be like The Dirty Dozen where a rag-tag bunch of street thugs and trannies are transformed via montage sequences into a fearsome tough-as-nails killing machine, led by gay resume-building photo-op soldier Pete Buttigieg

    , @Anonymous
    @Jake


    The Red Chinese are quaking in their boots at the thought of the US military gone Woke.
     
    They'd better be. The PRC is not ready for a world that is not stabilized by the US. Such a world would have much lower international trade rates, and the PRC lacks autarky.

    Pug boxer after being knocked out by Word Champion: " I really had him worried towards the end of that last round. He thought he'd killed me."
  9. @Austin Slater
    How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?

    Replies: @Ben Solomon the Seventh, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Ed, @prime noticer, @Richard B

    Never and if you do we will lay the smackdown

    The reason western society is so decrepit and evil is because of whitey.

    But the People have had enough. We are the future you are the past. We are strong you are weak. We are fecund you are barren. We are creative you are dull

    Your time is up and justice will be done

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Ben Solomon the Seventh

    https://ecdn.teacherspayteachers.com/thumbitem/Hebrew-Animals-Letters-Flashcards-כרטיסיות-אותיות-וחיות-בעיברית-5134174-1588242825/original-5134174-2.jpg

    , @Jack D
    @Ben Solomon the Seventh

    You may be right but "justice" is going to turn out even worse for you than it is for whitey. Whitey is gonna leave and take his Magic Dirt with him. "Justice" is going to mean a handful of Big Men get everything and you will have even less than before. At least when whitey ran things the electricity stayed on.

    , @Lockean Proviso
    @Ben Solomon the Seventh


    We are creative you are dull
     
    Stop technologically appropriating. Put down the phone and go dig for roots and grubs. You're going to need the practice for what awaits in the rainbow utopia you pine for.
    , @Sick of Orcs
    @Ben Solomon the Seventh


    The reason western society is so decrepit and evil is because of whitey.
     
    Western Civilization exists because Whitey.
    , @Richard B
    @Ben Solomon the Seventh


    But the People have had enough. We are the future you are the past.
     
    The good rabii disagrees. Sounds like he's already got his bags packed.

    He knows full well his people have been kicked out of so many countries for so long their children learned to skip before they could walk.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkuofEh-5c8
  10. Reagan raised pay for enlisted men, leading to the kick-ass military that crushed Saddam in 1991.

    Please. They were very good. The best, maybe when augmented by equipment and air support not available 75 years ago.

    Do you really believe hundreds of Russian or Chinese soldiers would have surrendered en masse to a general in an unarmed helicopter? And this was not the only report of large group surrenders.

    • Replies: @RVBlake
    @John Henry

    Yes, I recall people cautioning about Hussein's "4th Largest Army in the World." Crushing Saddam in 1991. Please

    Replies: @John Henry

  11. Dear Mr Sailer,

    We write to reassure you there will always be a place for patriotic cishet white men like yourself in the armed forces!

    Yes, the new ranks and ranks of Transsexual Spanish-speaking Negro Muslims are far too precious to send off to war!

    For this reason, we have drafted YOU!

    You are to report to Fort Netanyahu (formerly known as Fort Bragg), joining your unit: the Cannon Fodder For Israel Battalion.

    NB: You will need to supply for your own gun and ammunition as the CIA has given yours to either the Taliban or South-American Narcotraffickers.

    Yours,

    The Department of Defense of the market value of the Raytheon share price

    • LOL: bomag, Old Prude
  12. A career black criminal dies in police custody and we must upend out entire society and disadvantage whites and specifically white males to atone for it. We do not live in a serious nation and whites owe absolutely no allegiance to it.

    These institutions include historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

    Where’s the white/Caucasian serving institutions? In America, a land of supposed white privilege and white supremacy, whites don’t have any institution that serves only their needs.

  13. It’s not like the military are “fighting for freedom” or even “on our side”. It’s a government program to support ruling class interests. The ascendant faction of the ruling class to be a little more precise.

    The US military is not even for winning wars (for whoever) though they have enough equipment for anything. It’s for soaking up military technology as a cash cow for some, and a permanent expeditionary force and colonial police force for others. Also a safety valve for siphoning off certain aggressive types from the civilian population. And various other interests from time to time.

    Best case scenario for the USA is dissolution like the USSR.

    Worst case is like Yugoslavia but with nukes.

    Second worst is “new normal” forever.

    • Agree: Rob
  14. There’s a lot of cowardice all around. Even within those special forces, are there not any leaders who are ready to resign in the face of this in your face BS?

    WWRELD?

  15. @NotAnonymous

    the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis
     
    They're calling it murder on defense.gov?

    Replies: @Pop Warner, @Barnard, @AndrewR, @68W58, @Known Fact, @Redman

    As Steve said, The Great Reset came for the military and they must accept official church dogma lest they be purged as heretics and blasphemers for sullying the martyrdom of Saint Floyd

  16. And we’re supposed to wear a mask and maintain social distancing to preserve… this?

    F it.

    • Agree: BenKenobi, VivaLaMigra
  17. Back in the 70’s the military resorted to the quota system to reserve slots in the military academies for minorities. If the current directive is to have the military reflect current and future demographics, is the military back where it started some 50 years ago? There will be specific slots or quotas?
    Would they have to resort to limiting blacks to no more than 13% of the military? If they do, the howling about limiting opportunities for blacks will be deafening.

    • Replies: @Hannah Katz
    @Aardvark

    As the photo of Tiger Woods with the Navy Seals demonstrates, with no quotas and the ranks being filled only with the best and brightest, the cream does indeed rise to the top.

    If I had to be rescued from terrorists or gangsters, I would prefer that group of Navy Seals to unionized police, Antifa, BLM or any government bureaucrats. Lowering standards to promote diversity will get innocent people killed.

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @Polynikes

  18. You couldn’t make this up.

    I’m sure the Chinese have a “More Morons” policy for the PLA.
    It really does look like the Russians, Chinese, Iranians and other enemies du jour are running the Federal Government.

    The Israeli’s can only let this go so far.

  19. @Anon
    The phrase "as applicable" is doing a lot of heavy lifting. I think it will end up devouring the entire recommendation, which will be memory-holed and things will go on as usual.

    Replies: @Brian Reilly, @Hypnotoad666, @J.Ross

    385, “As usual” for the US DoD means more expensive, less effective, with fewer men qualified and prepared to do the dirty work of killing to defend these no longer United States. It means more perfumed princes as commanders, with up-and-comers driven out. It means more emphasis on women and trannies who won’t fight, disgusting and driving out the men who will.

    As usual means a craven Congress bought off by a greedy military industrial complex who could not care less who wins, but only who buys the fancy toys. As usual means a President with the title of CinC who sure seems to take orders from someone else.

    As usual, yes. That is not good, though. Not at all.

  20. Considering that the military is not on our side as an institution, though I’m sure many enlisted and officers are sympathetic to our side, or at least they are heavily drawn from the deplorables, this is good. A 15% non-white officer corps can carry minorities who are deadweight without cultural degeneration. A 50% minority officer corps is going to suffer from blacks in charge syndrome and demoralization of the competent whites. The sort of political animal who moves up in such an organization is usually not the brightest or most in touch with reality segment of officers.

    Affirmative action ensures that virtually no black is good at his job. Blacks who would make good bank managers work for Goldman Sachs, and blacks who would make good tellers get promoted to bank manager to meet the quotas. Sorry, I mean the goals. The military depends on intelligent patriots to be a functional organization. Blacks are almost certainly less patriotic (can you blame them?), and many blacks in the military are time-servers. Smart blacks will make more money in the private sector than they will in military, especially with the pro-black hysteria of the elite. Not to mention, the black talent pool is very thin. At 130 and above IQ, there 20 times more whites per capita than blacks. The army can likely find mildly competent black lieutenants, but not colonels and above. The most impressive black general, Colin Powell, is a Caribbean, and not all that impressive.

    The military depends heavily on the quality of enlisted men (and women! and theys!) and noncommissioned officers. There are a lot of black sergeants, but they are in people positions, not technical ones. The shooty part of the military is mostly white. Will they respect AA officers and noncoms?

    But it will weaken the army, which is good for us. It will also move more of the whites to our side, which is good for us.

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Replies: @bomag
    @Rob


    The shooty part of the military is mostly white.
     
    The proposals sound like they are mostly aimed at the officer corps. I'm wondering if they can shuffle all the new diversity off into various public relations slots; paper shuffling; inventory shuffling; etc.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

  21. Personally I hope they do the reset with the various Secret Service details that protect politicians. As for the military, it will be white women to the front line long before it trickles down to blacks. Blacks might be low IG, but they aren’t that stupid to want to be in the likes of special forces. Little old cougar me will opt to watching Russian May Day displays of toxic white men in uniform for a thrill. My younger female counterparts will instead be searching in vain for the white alpha male by joining the elite services. Wait til they sleep with the enemy. War for the corporation is about to meet the baby bump. Good times ahead.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Old and Grumpy


    Little old cougar me will opt to watching Russian May Day displays of toxic white men in uniform for a thrill.
     
    To each his or her or its own ...

    https://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/img/editorial/2016/05/09/103617859-GettyImages-529559922.530x298.jpg
  22. Regarding “McNamara’s Morons”, see…

    (The MM experiment was reviewed empirically in the 1980s by DoD adult education consultant Thomas G. Sticht who concluded that it actually worked out mostly OK.)

    • Replies: @Sym
    @hanoiparishilton

    MacNamara's 1oo,000---you could see them coming a mile away, a danger to themselves and others. One missed my left knee by inches with an M-60. Hadn't a clue. Shows the contempt that asshiole McNamara had for the GI---"too stupid??!! nothing's too stupid to be an 11B20!!"

    , @VivaLaMigra
    @hanoiparishilton

    That vid is rather disjointed and only touched on MacNamara's Morons. As for the crash of the piston-engined cargo plane due a "dumb truck driver" putting "diesel fuel" [actually, it would have been jet fuel, aka kerosene] into it instead of high-octane avgas, that's bunk. A technically qualified GROUND CREW would have carried out the actual refueling operation, not the truck driver.

    Replies: @Hanoi Paris Hilton

    , @hanoiparishilton
    @hanoiparishilton

    Yo, Sym...

    I have an eBook under construction which takes on-board much more than I had covered in the above-linked video. Turns out that fatal misfueling events in both military and civilian aviation were quite common but much reduced after hose nozzles/receiving ports were mandatorily modified in the 1990s to foreclose such a possibility. Didn't need to be a moron to cause such catastrophes according to hotshot aerospace engineers responding to that video. I had been tentatively communicating decades ago with a likely non-McNamara's Moron USMC truck driver at Chu Lai in 1968-69 (who's long-since died) whom I think was trying to expiate his anguish over having likely caused the C-123 disaster. Here is my own link to Sticht's DoD research... https://cultivateunderstanding.com/pdfjs-2.3.200-dist/web/viewer.html?file=../..//Digital_Media/VN_firsthand_online/Sticht_on_P100K.pdf

  23. @NotAnonymous

    the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis
     
    They're calling it murder on defense.gov?

    Replies: @Pop Warner, @Barnard, @AndrewR, @68W58, @Known Fact, @Redman

    The only places I can think of that don’t call it a murder are dissendent right websites. Maybe a few mainstream conservative ones don’t call it murder.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Barnard

    NYT tends to call it a "killing" which is less loaded of a term but still biased.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Barnard


    The only places I can think of that don’t call it a murder are dissendent right websites.
     
    Often it's been downgraded to "the killing of." In a few instances it's been described as Floyd's "death at the hands of the police." Rarely, a more informed person will simply say "Floyd's death."

    Of course, after the initially suppressed full body cam footage and tox report came out, anyone who calls it anything other than "Floyd's unfortunate drug overdose," is just lying.

    Replies: @Greta Handel, @AceDeuce, @Polistra

  24. Great. Instead of ending Affirmative Action, we’ve given it a shot of steroids.

    While whites still have some measure of political power, we need a constitutional amendment prohibiting all categorization and discrimination on the basis of race.

  25. @Austin Slater
    How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?

    Replies: @Ben Solomon the Seventh, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Ed, @prime noticer, @Richard B

    Fight back for what? The United States as we knew it is dead. (Sorry, Steve, it’s over. )

    We’re dissidents now. For the time being, they hold all the cards. That will change because they’re both wildly wrong and incompetent, but it’ll take time for them to destroy the reasonably functioning system that they’ve inherited.

    For now, stay low, find compatriots in the real world and start forming communities that can grow as the larger society slowly starts to fail.

    Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be “doing” as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.

    • Agree: Brian Reilly
    • Disagree: Corvinus
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be “doing” as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.
     
    I thought plenty of other comment threads such as Z Blog already have that covered at least for now -- "building communities," stockpiling supplies, learning to farm and shoot, engineering some clean-water source for when society breaks down or CWII breaks out and so on. And I'm not saying they're wrong.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    "We're dissidents now."

    Yep. But do not marginalize yourself by aligning with any group that advocates violence. Become a double agent with the culture. Good luck, Jim.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country

    , @Johnny Smoggins
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    "Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be “doing” as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world."
     
    Steve notices. He's a thinking man, not an action man. Other websites, most notably The Daily Stormer, have moved on to the (non violent) action part.

    Steve and Ron are fantastic, but I'm afraid we all already know that water is wet.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country

    , @MBlanc46
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Some very good recommendations there’s, CoaSC.

  26. @NotAnonymous

    the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis
     
    They're calling it murder on defense.gov?

    Replies: @Pop Warner, @Barnard, @AndrewR, @68W58, @Known Fact, @Redman

    I noticed that too. It’s still arguable whether it was a homicide. Calling it murder is outright libelous.

    • Agree: vhrm
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @AndrewR


    It’s still arguable whether it was a homicide. Calling it murder is outright libelous.
     
    Derek Chauvin is the new Nick Sandmann? He'd have a lot more targets!

    BTW, there was a "riot" on Rodeo Drive this weekend.


    Kylie Jenner has Balenciaga store closed down for private shopping spree... before her car is BLOCKED by army of fur protesters on Rodeo Drive

    "Back to normal", right, Joe?


    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/1s/2020/12/20/09/37064234-9071919-image-a-49_1608456321064.jpg

    , @Art Deco
    @AndrewR

    George Floyd isn't mentioned in the memo. The inflammatory language was added by that fellow Garamone, a blue check who works in the PR apparat at the Defense Department.


    It's neither a murder nor a homicide the four officers in question were waiting for the ambulance they'd called to take him to the hospital. Floyd's trachea and adjacent tissues were uninjured and Chauvin's method of restraint hadn't obstructed his airway. The level of fentanyl in his femoral blood was about what you'd expect of an overdose death, and you can verify that in the toxicology literature. It's another case (like Freddie Gray's) where the coroner threw a Milk Bone at a politically-motivated prosecutor. Chauvin is a political prisoner, though the frauds at shAmnesty International will never recognize him as such.

    Replies: @Sean

    , @Redman
    @AndrewR

    Chauvin is charged with unintentional murder (sometimes called reckless murder). So frankly, unless one includes “alleged” in the description, either murder or killing is potentially libelous.

    But at this point, if Chauvin is acquitted he may be able to bankrupt all of the world’s media with libel suits and surpass Bezos on the Forbes list. I’d pay to see that happen. It would almost make 2020 worth it.

  27. @Greta Handel
    Can someone confirm that

    the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis
     
    appears in an official government publication?

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Alexander Turok

    “What you gonna do about it, goy?”

  28. the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis

    They’re calling it murder on defense.gov?

    Highly prejudicial, isn’t it. I’ve seen such language used elsewhere, including in official sources. Hell, why even bother with a trial for those four cops?

    Whites should view the military as just another institution that is anti-white and withdraw support from them. Don’t go to their events, turn your back on their (by now, ubiquitous) public displays at football games, parades, etc. A senile old fool who recommends firing a shotgun through the window when you hear a bump in the night will soon be C-in-C of the military; they will take orders from him when he labels you to be “the enemy”. They’re not your military – they belong to the hostile elite who will really rule behind the dimwitted puppet Biden.

  29. Since they’re almost certainly going to be used on us next time around, I’d prefer the troops be as stupid as possible.

  30. Interesting that it is considered progress that more blacks and Latinos will be put in a position to die in foreign hellholes for the benefit of our defense establishment.

    • Agree: Joe Magarac, Dissident
  31. @Greta Handel
    Can someone confirm that

    the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis
     
    appears in an official government publication?

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Alexander Turok

    The URL’s right there: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2452807/acting-secretary-accepts-inclusion-boards-15-recommendations/

    It should hardly surprise anyone that this is happening under Trump’s watch. Nevertheless, a month from now I’m sure we’ll hear that this kind of thing could never, ever have happened if Lame Cuck President got another term.

    • Thanks: Greta Handel
  32. I wonder if it means they will no longer run those ads for combat recruits they were running for a while this year?
    The usual military recruitment ads focus on the nicer parts of the military career. You saw young, diverse people, peering intently at computer screens, off-duty partying with their happy diverse comrades-in-arms, wrenching on tanks and planes, at colleges studying to better themselves, camouflage clad couples with their happy children, etc.
    For a while I was also seeing recruitment ads showing the grim side of the military; “bullet-sponges” in full combat gear kicking doors of hovels in dusty desert towns, and the front line soldiers were, as in reality, almost all White. Was the military starting to have trouble recruiting enough Bitterly Clinging Flyover Deplorables to staff the combat arms so they had to run these ads ? Are they now going to try and diversify the elite units and the rifle corps as well?
    That may not be so easy. Those units require low time preference, self control and mental discipline to get through the brutal training regimen and see it through to the end. I would have never made it, but I’ve known a few who have and what they have to go through is pretty impressive.
    Here is your objective on this map. You can only get there in the allotted 72 hours if you are able to keep yourself moving with no sleep.
    Put on this 35 pounds of metal gear. Jump in the pool and stay afloat for 30 minutes. Touch the side of the pool and you’re out of the program.
    Etc.

  33. Reagan raised pay for enlisted men, leading to the kick-ass military that crushed Saddam in 1991.

    In the Sunni majority revolt against the Assad family dictatorship’s Alawite dominated regime, Assad crucially retained the loyalty of his Sunni regular army officers, because he paid them well and gave them a good secure career. I expect the newly diversity prioritising armed forces will be given pay rises and other valuable emoluments by a future racial radical regime. Biden is laying the groundwork. It is going to be the case under Biden that there will be affirmative action promotion of non whites and a reduction of whites enlisting.

    This will quickly make the armed forces mainly non hispanic white, and a much more reliable instrument for a future radical government of the US. There was a revolution in Russia in 1918 for the same reason there was one in 1905, the common people were disgusted with the incompetence of the elite and their failure to maintain the country’s international prestige. Ditto the previous takeovers by the Jacobins and Puritans. The implications of the Bolshevik Revolution and its aftermath in a future in which China continues to beat the pants off America in every way are alarming.

    Lind’s interpretation is that the right have lost on so many issues, from Roe v Wade to same-sex marriage, that the winner of the war is not seriously in question. “But there’s an intolerant streak on the left which worries me”.

    I think there is going to be widespread dissatisfaction among Americans with the weakening position of their country and the rising inequality within it, which will lead to a woke revolution. The upshot will be white gentiles losing control of their society and being in physical danger if they are recalcitrant because in addition to the purified-of-racism police and prosecutors, the regular army could be used against them.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @Sean


    ... the regular army could be used against them.
     
    It would be fun to watch the 70% who are kin or friends with the targets frag the 30% and their officers who would try to carry out that order. There will still have to be a huge purge in the military before it becomes a serious threat to mainstreet USA.

    I would imagine AntiFA being fed target data by the Deep State and Big Social Media will be the more likely means of helping people to get their heads right.

    Replies: @Sean

  34. They need to de-whiten the military as much as possible before they go to war with the (considerable) segment of white America that will revolt against open borders, dubious elections, packed courts, political censorship (in league with big tech) and states being added to give the left legislative dominance in perpetuity.

  35. The first recommendation is for military recruiting content to reflect the current and future racial, ethnic and gender demographics of the United States.

    See, since the USA is going to be less White in the future, the military needs to be less White in the present….

  36. Maybe the military shouldn’t have voted for Conman-in-Chief Trump. I hope Biden guts it and then sends the new jogger janissaries abroad. Huge win for America and its white population.

  37. @Barnard
    @NotAnonymous

    The only places I can think of that don't call it a murder are dissendent right websites. Maybe a few mainstream conservative ones don't call it murder.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Hypnotoad666

    NYT tends to call it a “killing” which is less loaded of a term but still biased.

  38. @NotAnonymous

    the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis
     
    They're calling it murder on defense.gov?

    Replies: @Pop Warner, @Barnard, @AndrewR, @68W58, @Known Fact, @Redman

    Searching the actual memo quoted for “murder” returns no results, hopefully whoever added their “interpretation” is in some trouble (I can only hope it is some civilian public affairs employee).

  39. @Barnard
    @NotAnonymous

    The only places I can think of that don't call it a murder are dissendent right websites. Maybe a few mainstream conservative ones don't call it murder.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Hypnotoad666

    The only places I can think of that don’t call it a murder are dissendent right websites.

    Often it’s been downgraded to “the killing of.” In a few instances it’s been described as Floyd’s “death at the hands of the police.” Rarely, a more informed person will simply say “Floyd’s death.”

    Of course, after the initially suppressed full body cam footage and tox report came out, anyone who calls it anything other than “Floyd’s unfortunate drug overdose,” is just lying.

    • Agree: Redman
    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    @Hypnotoad666

    By way of specific example, Pat Buchanan wrote that “the killing of George Floyd was an atrocity that cries out for justice” (June 2), a “sadistic public execution” (June 9). He then eased off for a while with the ambiguously passive “death under the knee of” Mr. Chauvin. Then, for a couple months, Mr. Floyd’s was a simple “death,” the official start of political summer.

    And that, for Mr. Buchanan, was the end of the story. He couldn’t have cared less about the official autopsy or the video footage suppressed by DA Keith Ellison. He had moved on because he, too, serves an Establishment that uses media-curated atrocities to keep the sheep fighting among themselves.

    And my guess is that he’s not about to speak to this defense.gov publication, either. He’s an Exceptional! sycophant for Uncle Sam’s Pentagonians.

    Replies: @Anon87

    , @AceDeuce
    @Hypnotoad666

    Thanks to COVID, and the weather, I was stuck inside watching TV. Nothing was on, so I half-watched an old Criminal Minds episode from 2012. There was a stiff in the morgue and the coroner told the cop that it was because of "asphyxiation due to Fentanyl overdose" . Sounds like Floyd offed himself.

    Regarding the U.S. military, they gave in to nonwhites a long time ago. Add females and families to the list and it's mostly a welfare program now. They've been fooked since 'Nam and the negro mutinies a nd anti-White murders that are still downplayed if not covered up outright. Sad!

    , @Polistra
    @Hypnotoad666

    They're not lying because that implies intention.

    They are brainwashed. They believe they're telling the truth.

    Not one in a hundred has even seen what you're talking about.

  40. Anonymous[182] • Disclaimer says:

    For over two decades I was a background investigator working DoD/USG security clearance investigations. I stopped doing cases late last year. I worked for some Beltway bandit in Northern Virginia after I left the federal government.

    All members of the U.S. military require a security clearance with the minimal level being a secret but can go up to a TS/SCI depending on MOS (specialty).

    When I started doing backgrounds the bulk of my military recruit cases involved enlisted kids from lower-middle families who might’ve been fired from some low-wage job or been arrested/cited by a local PD for having an open container in a high school parking lot. They were mostly bright, articulate, and respectful. You could tell they really wanted to make something of themselves. I enjoyed working with them.

    In the past 5-10 years my military background investigation cases overwhelmingly involved new recruits from low-trust, low-order 3rd world countries (Somalia, Nigeria, Laos, …) who could barely speak English (even after spending years in U.S. public school) and apparently didn’t feel they needed to cooperate with me in getting a clearance. I would have to contact their references who would invariably hang up on me or not return my phone calls. The few I did manage to interview would lie and say they didn’t know if [subject] is a foreign citizen or born outside the U.S. or has any foreign contacts or relatives overseas. I finally decided to quit the job when I spent over two hours asking some belligerent 3rd-worlder about all of her dozens of siblings/half-siblings/step-siblings in the 3rd world— each with a different last name.

    The job got increasingly pointless and too depressing to continue, so I quit.

    The deal the military gives to these immigrants is great. I was surprised to learn (first hand) that many of them get their U.S. citizenship while still in bootcamp. And after serving they’ll get a lifetime of preferences in all government job hiring and will get VA benefits for life. A sweet deal for anyone in this day and age.

    And the whites in the military don’t seem too concerned with how quickly their country is unraveling. Without exception they care only about pay, bonuses, advancement, and retirement. Most leave the cushy military life for a sweet $150-200k sinecure with a Beltway bandit.

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • Replies: @gcochran
    @Anonymous

    " Most leave the cushy military life for a sweet $150-200k sinecure with a Beltway bandit."

    A few, maybe. Not most.

  41. @bomag
    Dominoes are falling.

    Replies: @Jake, @Corvinus, @Sin City Milla

    “Dominoes are falling”.

    Indeed.

    https://www.axios.com/giuliani-homeland-security-seize-voting-machines-4ee2e575-e32c-46a2-9f0b-fd80dd63049c.html

    Senior White House official –> “[When the president is] retweeting threats of putting politicians in jail—and spends his time talking to conspiracy nuts who openly say declaring martial law is no big deal—it’s impossible not to start getting anxious about how this ends.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/19/politics/trump-oval-office-meeting-special-counsel-martial-law/index.html

    The order of events is –> Trump pardons Flynn; Flynn goes to get foreign intelligence intended to overturn the election; Flynn communicates to Trump he has this intelligence; Trump invites Flynn to the White House; Trump and Flynn discuss putting America under martial law

    But that’s just Trump being Trump, right? No doubt IF this takes place, the fine posters here who talk about getting their guns and fighting back will be joining, right? I mean, whitey will be fighting back, correct?

    Of course, if this course of action was being suggested by a Democrat in power, iSteve would be tweeting and texting and lathering up his audience to a frenzy how the rule of law is potentially being usurped. Stay cagey, Mr. Sailer!

    • Agree: Supply and Demand
    • Troll: bomag
    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Corvinus

    "I mean, whitey will be fighting back, correct?"

    Whitey should engage in cultural self-defense which can be done in a number of non-violent and non-criminal ways. Pity the full-hearted young whitey, perhaps fresh from military service, who sees his future melting so beasty black ladies can feel attractive and smart and becomes trapped in a fools crusade with nationalist dummies who haven't a clue they're playing a part in a FBI operation.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  42. @Anon
    The phrase "as applicable" is doing a lot of heavy lifting. I think it will end up devouring the entire recommendation, which will be memory-holed and things will go on as usual.

    Replies: @Brian Reilly, @Hypnotoad666, @J.Ross

    The phrase “as applicable” is doing a lot of heavy lifting.

    Yeah, the memo itself is non-binding nonsense. What actually happens is another story.

    But the Democrats basically see the military as one big affirmative action jobs program. The Republicans see it as one big contracting program.

    Nobody much cares if we are getting anything for our tax dollars. And in any event, the military will never fight in any meaningful way that could result in casualties anyway.

  43. @NotAnonymous

    the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis
     
    They're calling it murder on defense.gov?

    Replies: @Pop Warner, @Barnard, @AndrewR, @68W58, @Known Fact, @Redman

    Anything and everything with “.gov” has surely gone over the cliff by now. And Biden by the way has already named some black general to head the whole shootin’ match.

  44. @Austin Slater
    How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?

    Replies: @Ben Solomon the Seventh, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Ed, @prime noticer, @Richard B

    Whites are the ones implementing it though, aggressively.

  45. @Rob
    Considering that the military is not on our side as an institution, though I’m sure many enlisted and officers are sympathetic to our side, or at least they are heavily drawn from the deplorables, this is good. A 15% non-white officer corps can carry minorities who are deadweight without cultural degeneration. A 50% minority officer corps is going to suffer from blacks in charge syndrome and demoralization of the competent whites. The sort of political animal who moves up in such an organization is usually not the brightest or most in touch with reality segment of officers.

    Affirmative action ensures that virtually no black is good at his job. Blacks who would make good bank managers work for Goldman Sachs, and blacks who would make good tellers get promoted to bank manager to meet the quotas. Sorry, I mean the goals. The military depends on intelligent patriots to be a functional organization. Blacks are almost certainly less patriotic (can you blame them?), and many blacks in the military are time-servers. Smart blacks will make more money in the private sector than they will in military, especially with the pro-black hysteria of the elite. Not to mention, the black talent pool is very thin. At 130 and above IQ, there 20 times more whites per capita than blacks. The army can likely find mildly competent black lieutenants, but not colonels and above. The most impressive black general, Colin Powell, is a Caribbean, and not all that impressive.

    The military depends heavily on the quality of enlisted men (and women! and theys!) and noncommissioned officers. There are a lot of black sergeants, but they are in people positions, not technical ones. The shooty part of the military is mostly white. Will they respect AA officers and noncoms?

    But it will weaken the army, which is good for us. It will also move more of the whites to our side, which is good for us.

    Replies: @bomag

    The shooty part of the military is mostly white.

    The proposals sound like they are mostly aimed at the officer corps. I’m wondering if they can shuffle all the new diversity off into various public relations slots; paper shuffling; inventory shuffling; etc.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
    @bomag

    Most of the shooty shooty types would have no bullets to shooty shooty with or even know where to shooty shooty without pencil pushers in logistics and data analysis guys in signals.

    Replies: @bomag

  46. @Aardvark
    Back in the 70’s the military resorted to the quota system to reserve slots in the military academies for minorities. If the current directive is to have the military reflect current and future demographics, is the military back where it started some 50 years ago? There will be specific slots or quotas?
    Would they have to resort to limiting blacks to no more than 13% of the military? If they do, the howling about limiting opportunities for blacks will be deafening.

    Replies: @Hannah Katz

    As the photo of Tiger Woods with the Navy Seals demonstrates, with no quotas and the ranks being filled only with the best and brightest, the cream does indeed rise to the top.

    If I had to be rescued from terrorists or gangsters, I would prefer that group of Navy Seals to unionized police, Antifa, BLM or any government bureaucrats. Lowering standards to promote diversity will get innocent people killed.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
    @Hannah Katz

    You better hope you don't become a hostage at any time. Reading about one of the SF units training hostage rescue, the saying was "Sucks to be a hostage" in reference to the large number of "hostage" training dummies ended up with fatal or crippling wounds during a training session. I think it was Delta, but it could have been the SEALS. Kinda like how medical students have the saying "An A or a D, you are still a doctor."

    , @Polynikes
    @Hannah Katz

    I’m pretty sure in the thick of the GWoT those groups lowered their standards too—with predictable results.

    Of course, lowering those standards still mean the people getting in are more qualified than most. But they’re often tasked with complex duties where failure can mean death. So lowering the standards even a little can have dire consequences.

  47. @Jake
    @bomag

    The Red Chinese are quaking in their boots at the thought of the US military gone Woke.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Anonymous

    Our enemies might laugh, but it could be like The Dirty Dozen where a rag-tag bunch of street thugs and trannies are transformed via montage sequences into a fearsome tough-as-nails killing machine, led by gay resume-building photo-op soldier Pete Buttigieg

  48. I enlisted in the U.S. Army in the 70s.

    Upon arriving for basic training, I had the unfortunate fate of being named a squad leader. One night, while we were on fire watch together, I tried to help a member of another squad (“Darryl,” let’s call him) write a letter. It soon became evident that, somehow, he’d been sworn in despite his inability to read or write – even a little. The next day, I said to “Tom,” the leader of Darryl’s squad, that he probably wasn’t going to make it, since he was illiterate. “Wait a minute,” Tom replied with annoyance. “Just because Darryl can’t read and write – that doesn’t mean he’s illiterate!”

    • LOL: Lockean Proviso
    • Replies: @V. Hickel
    @I, Libertine

    reminds me of an anecdote with the ex-wife. we used to live above a Chinese joint. returning home one Dec. 25 I voiced my disgust that the fucking heathens were open on Christmas . quoth the old-old lady: "how do you know they are heathens? They probably don't even celebrate Christmas!"

  49. @Hypnotoad666
    @Barnard


    The only places I can think of that don’t call it a murder are dissendent right websites.
     
    Often it's been downgraded to "the killing of." In a few instances it's been described as Floyd's "death at the hands of the police." Rarely, a more informed person will simply say "Floyd's death."

    Of course, after the initially suppressed full body cam footage and tox report came out, anyone who calls it anything other than "Floyd's unfortunate drug overdose," is just lying.

    Replies: @Greta Handel, @AceDeuce, @Polistra

    By way of specific example, Pat Buchanan wrote that “the killing of George Floyd was an atrocity that cries out for justice” (June 2), a “sadistic public execution” (June 9). He then eased off for a while with the ambiguously passive “death under the knee of” Mr. Chauvin. Then, for a couple months, Mr. Floyd’s was a simple “death,” the official start of political summer.

    And that, for Mr. Buchanan, was the end of the story. He couldn’t have cared less about the official autopsy or the video footage suppressed by DA Keith Ellison. He had moved on because he, too, serves an Establishment that uses media-curated atrocities to keep the sheep fighting among themselves.

    And my guess is that he’s not about to speak to this defense.gov publication, either. He’s an Exceptional! sycophant for Uncle Sam’s Pentagonians.

    • Replies: @Anon87
    @Greta Handel

    While I'll admit his language around Floyd has not been great, I chalked that up to him pretty much being in self imposed quarantine all year, and still retaining a tiny shred of respect for traditional reporting. I think any illusions he had around an only slightly biased media is totally dead after the election. Also, he is getting up there.

    Saying he is rooting for the Pentagon is laughable.

    Replies: @Greta Handel

  50. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Austin Slater

    Fight back for what? The United States as we knew it is dead. (Sorry, Steve, it's over. )

    We're dissidents now. For the time being, they hold all the cards. That will change because they're both wildly wrong and incompetent, but it'll take time for them to destroy the reasonably functioning system that they've inherited.

    For now, stay low, find compatriots in the real world and start forming communities that can grow as the larger society slowly starts to fail.

    Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be "doing" as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @SunBakedSuburb, @Johnny Smoggins, @MBlanc46

    Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be “doing” as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.

    I thought plenty of other comment threads such as Z Blog already have that covered at least for now — “building communities,” stockpiling supplies, learning to farm and shoot, engineering some clean-water source for when society breaks down or CWII breaks out and so on. And I’m not saying they’re wrong.

    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Known Fact

    I'm not talking about being some armed to teeth prepper. I don't even own a gun.

    I'm talking about doing what every other persecuted minority does: Band together politically, economically and culturally. Basically, we're all Jews now so start acting like it.

    Replies: @Known Fact

  51. Aptitude tests adversely impact diversity.
    Diversity is, obviously, our greatest strength.
    Therefore, aptitude tests must be abolished.

    The future is going to be amazing.

    • Replies: @Flip
    @Adam Smith

    I wouldn’t have guessed that Italy was the smartest country in Europe.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

  52. Any White person serving in the military or police is a traitor and a coward and should be treated as such. No exceptions. Rather than “thanking them for their service (to Israel)”, they should be spat upon and excluded from White society.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Johnny Smoggins

    [This, considering the circumstances. Wait for it.]

  53. @John Henry

    Reagan raised pay for enlisted men, leading to the kick-ass military that crushed Saddam in 1991.
     
    Please. They were very good. The best, maybe when augmented by equipment and air support not available 75 years ago.

    Do you really believe hundreds of Russian or Chinese soldiers would have surrendered en masse to a general in an unarmed helicopter? And this was not the only report of large group surrenders.

    Replies: @RVBlake

    Yes, I recall people cautioning about Hussein’s “4th Largest Army in the World.” Crushing Saddam in 1991. Please

    • Replies: @John Henry
    @RVBlake

    I saw the "Highway of Death" north out of Kuwait City. It was a mess, where the whole "army" tried to evacuate during the air phase.

  54. It’s the 70Th Anniversary of America’s Dunkirk, the evacuation of US & ROK forces from Hungnam, North Korea including around a 100 thousand civilians ahead of the ChiCom military. Culminating with the last ship out, the SS Merideth Victory.

    SS Meredith Victory

    For actions on December 22, 1950

    Gallant Ship Award Citation:

    At the height of the epoch-making evacuation of Hungnam, Korea, by the United Nations Forces in December, 1950, the MEREDITH VICTORY was requested to assist in the removal of Korean civilians trapped and threatened with death by the encircling enemy armies. Most of the military personnel had been pulled out, and the city was aflame from enemy gunfire. Despite imminent danger of artillery and air attack, and while her escape route became more precarious by the hour, the MEREDITH VICTORY set her course through enemy minefields, and although having little food and water, and neither doctor nor interpreter, accomplished the three day voyage to safety at Pusan with her human cargo, including several babies born enroute, without loss of a single life.

    The courage, resourcefulness, sound seamanship, and teamwork of her master, officers and crew in successfully completing one of the greatest marine rescues in the history of the world have caused the name of the MEREDITH VICTORY to be perpetuated as that of a Gallant Ship.

    SS Meredith Victory was a Victory-type cargo ship built for the U.S. Maritime Commission by California Shipbuilding Corporation in Los Angeles, California. It was laid down on May 1, 1945 and launched less than one month later on May 23. The ship was named for Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Meredith Victory was employed in both government and commercial cargo service, first in the Pacific, and then the Atlantic, through 1950.

    https://www.maritime.dot.gov/history/gallant-ship-award/ss-meredith-victory

  55. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Austin Slater

    Fight back for what? The United States as we knew it is dead. (Sorry, Steve, it's over. )

    We're dissidents now. For the time being, they hold all the cards. That will change because they're both wildly wrong and incompetent, but it'll take time for them to destroy the reasonably functioning system that they've inherited.

    For now, stay low, find compatriots in the real world and start forming communities that can grow as the larger society slowly starts to fail.

    Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be "doing" as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @SunBakedSuburb, @Johnny Smoggins, @MBlanc46

    “We’re dissidents now.”

    Yep. But do not marginalize yourself by aligning with any group that advocates violence. Become a double agent with the culture. Good luck, Jim.

    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Violence? What are talking about.

    Violence would be the dumbest things people could do.

    Start small. Go make friends who believe in the same things as you do. But be extremely careful. Take your time.

  56. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Austin Slater

    Fight back for what? The United States as we knew it is dead. (Sorry, Steve, it's over. )

    We're dissidents now. For the time being, they hold all the cards. That will change because they're both wildly wrong and incompetent, but it'll take time for them to destroy the reasonably functioning system that they've inherited.

    For now, stay low, find compatriots in the real world and start forming communities that can grow as the larger society slowly starts to fail.

    Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be "doing" as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @SunBakedSuburb, @Johnny Smoggins, @MBlanc46

    “Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be “doing” as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.”

    Steve notices. He’s a thinking man, not an action man. Other websites, most notably The Daily Stormer, have moved on to the (non violent) action part.

    Steve and Ron are fantastic, but I’m afraid we all already know that water is wet.

    • Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Agreed, at least about Steve. He's fought the good fight. He's also great for hand holding Normies to the truth.

    Sorry, don't know anything about the Daily Stormer. Always thought they were a bit fringe, though again I say that as someone who's never seen the site.

    Our side needs people that don't scare Normies. Keep the larpers and odd balls out.

  57. @Corvinus
    @bomag

    "Dominoes are falling".

    Indeed.

    https://www.axios.com/giuliani-homeland-security-seize-voting-machines-4ee2e575-e32c-46a2-9f0b-fd80dd63049c.html


    Senior White House official --> "[When the president is] retweeting threats of putting politicians in jail—and spends his time talking to conspiracy nuts who openly say declaring martial law is no big deal—it's impossible not to start getting anxious about how this ends."

     

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/19/politics/trump-oval-office-meeting-special-counsel-martial-law/index.html

    The order of events is --> Trump pardons Flynn; Flynn goes to get foreign intelligence intended to overturn the election; Flynn communicates to Trump he has this intelligence; Trump invites Flynn to the White House; Trump and Flynn discuss putting America under martial law

    But that's just Trump being Trump, right? No doubt IF this takes place, the fine posters here who talk about getting their guns and fighting back will be joining, right? I mean, whitey will be fighting back, correct?

    Of course, if this course of action was being suggested by a Democrat in power, iSteve would be tweeting and texting and lathering up his audience to a frenzy how the rule of law is potentially being usurped. Stay cagey, Mr. Sailer!

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb

    “I mean, whitey will be fighting back, correct?”

    Whitey should engage in cultural self-defense which can be done in a number of non-violent and non-criminal ways. Pity the full-hearted young whitey, perhaps fresh from military service, who sees his future melting so beasty black ladies can feel attractive and smart and becomes trapped in a fools crusade with nationalist dummies who haven’t a clue they’re playing a part in a FBI operation.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @SunBakedSuburb

    All this talk of fighting during a US breakup -- probably won't happen as described.

    The USSR kind of faded away internally. No serious fights, just almost everybody who supported it changed their mind. The hardline Communist coup against Gorbachev was apparently defeated by a threatened loan refusal [1] and a general sense of futility.
    Something like that appears to be the US future. The US has cities and entire States in open rebellion against the Federal Government -- and no governmental entity uses force. Cities have open rebellion against their city government -- and don't use force except defensively.

    Force seems to have become a good deal less useful to governments in recent years.

    Why? Well, force requires both a unified citizen body that believes it has something of value to it and that it can defend this something. It also requires money -- lots of it. Beside the weapons, there is food and pay. Remember, though, that the Federal strategic goal would be defensive -- fund the cities. Force is not going to fund the cities. [2]

    Let's suppose that the Federal Government wanted to enforce immigration laws by invading California. Let's suppose that it actually did so. Can anybody imagine that war as making money, as generating more taxes / fines / confiscations than the cost of the conquest?

    In the late 1800s occupation of the South turned out to be more than the US Federal Government could afford, even though the area was looted and its natural resources removed destructively.

    Scenario: 2023, the cities are in worse shape than they are now. Almost everybody is gone except for the city government and the welfare populations. Even people who can't get a job elsewhere have left to live in the woods (this is happening now, BTW).

    Can you imagine an expeditionary force from this base capable of conquering and occupying any area whatsoever? And if it did, extracting enough money from that area to cover cost of conquest? More likely, there would be riots under new would-be political leaders, with a slogan such as "Spend the money right here on our earth, and not out in the far space of Schenectady” or "White Plains" or "Hoboken" or wherever.

    Or perhaps you think of the same Federal law enforcement response that finished off the Old South in the 1960s. Can't be duplicated. The money, income, and national unity that enabled it is gone. The Feds could not support enough enforcement people on the ground to make a difference.

    Or mass settlements of minorities in the countryside. It's been tried -- they return to their major population centers in the cities.

    So -- not with a bang, with a whimper. The cities will then empty out as their current population finds it can't support children. And don't expect any sympathy, the minorities didn't extend any when the same thing happened to the White population in the US, the Russian Federation, or Europe.

    Turnabout, they say, is fair play, and giving to charity is easier if your own kids aren't starving.
    The above would happen against a background of world level disorder, and a great fall in global standard of living and population, all thanks to inefficiencies consequent to the disorders of regional war and diminished trade in a world no longer stabilized by the West.

    In the classic children's admonition: Then you'll be sorry. Everybody will. But then it will be too late . . .

    ------------------------------------
    1] Just as the British Empire ended in the Suez crisis with a financial threat by the US (and a nuclear threat from the USSR), not a military defeat.

    2] During the US Civil War there was no need for the North to fund its cities or countrysides. Both were economically productive, so much so that during the Civil War the Federal Government could borrow or issue the money it needed for the Civil War, and actually funded the Civil War and the first transcontinental railway in the US and supported substantial immigration. That's not the case now. The Feds now are having trouble borrowing enough to meet the needs of a unified nation during peace.

  58. Big Government needs a large, diverse, expensive, full-time, fully equipped military, on land, sea, and air (or higher) in order to assert itself.

  59. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    When a military is turned against a restless population it needs to have no relation to that population lest they have sympathies with it as well as having family and friends there. Armed forces from one part of an empire are used in another. A mish-mash of a black-brown military will obey orders from their paymasters because that is their only career option and they have no connection to the dissident white population. This is why they want to change the face of the military. They’ll try to retain enough war making capability for whatever comes up but nothing major since that train left the station years ago. War with Russia, China, Iran? Forget about it, it’s about color revolution, subversion, economic sabotage, cyber-attack, proxy wars. They’re planning for the future.

    • Agree: BenKenobi, Charon, AndrewR
    • Replies: @Anon
    @anonymous

    Im glad you see it.
    I see it too.

    I dont know if Steve Sailer sees it.

    The powers-that-be want a diverse military for a diverse nation. There will be no going back. Television commercials now almost exclusively feature interracial couples. They practically -never- show a white couple. White children are the targets, psychologically, of these ads.
    They want us bred out.

    Idiot whites in the Deep State like James Comey cant wrap their heads around the fact that their grandchildren will be pressured to interbreed or be excoriated as unforgiveable racists. We are watching a (((directed))) natal/miscegenated natal genocide of a targeted race (Europeans).

    There is nowhere to run.

  60. The US army could ’embrace diversity’ — why not? The US is blessed with a huge ocean to the west, a huge ocean to the east, and a very narrow piece of land connecting it to South America.

    That, plus its large land mass, means that it doesn’t matter too much about the composition or competence of the US army. A fairly small defensive ‘strike force’ is all that’s required, to be deployed in the event of some suicidal invasion attempt.

    America’s nearly 1900 overseas bases should be closed, and all of its surface ships de-commissioned — in this missile age, they’re obsolete. The navy has 70 submarines — more than enough to defend the country. The air force should be oriented only to protect the landmass — not to attack countries overseas on behalf of a small, belligerent ‘ally’…

    • Agree: Charon, Mr McKenna, Old Prude
    • Replies: @Flip
    @Munkin-4

    "Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide."

    -Abraham Lincoln

  61. @Hypnotoad666
    @Barnard


    The only places I can think of that don’t call it a murder are dissendent right websites.
     
    Often it's been downgraded to "the killing of." In a few instances it's been described as Floyd's "death at the hands of the police." Rarely, a more informed person will simply say "Floyd's death."

    Of course, after the initially suppressed full body cam footage and tox report came out, anyone who calls it anything other than "Floyd's unfortunate drug overdose," is just lying.

    Replies: @Greta Handel, @AceDeuce, @Polistra

    Thanks to COVID, and the weather, I was stuck inside watching TV. Nothing was on, so I half-watched an old Criminal Minds episode from 2012. There was a stiff in the morgue and the coroner told the cop that it was because of “asphyxiation due to Fentanyl overdose” . Sounds like Floyd offed himself.

    Regarding the U.S. military, they gave in to nonwhites a long time ago. Add females and families to the list and it’s mostly a welfare program now. They’ve been fooked since ‘Nam and the negro mutinies a nd anti-White murders that are still downplayed if not covered up outright. Sad!

  62. My friend is a Vietnam era vet. He told me that one of his duties was to write letters for his fellow barrack mates and read their mail from home to them. That is sad but currently public education is churning out functional illerates and being pleased with their progress

  63. I like this part,

    “The first recommendation is for military recruiting content to reflect the current and future racial, ethnic and gender demographics of the United States”

    .

    Um, yeah. Just what is the “future racial, ethnic and gender demographics of the United States”?

    Do they, perchance, have a crystal ball that we don’t? Or is it something else? Something they’re not asking us to vote on?

    Oh, yeah. The Gates roll out of the Great Reset. Flubbed. So, of course, the Russkies must be blamed. Wreckers. The Great Inversion. Any setback is due to bad juju on the part of the enemies of the New Order.

  64. Seems like a good thing to me. Since most of the US’s wars actively hurt the interests of ordinary Americans, especially white Americans, it’s better for us if the US military is less effective and more bumbling.

  65. Nothing f… changes,except for the worse…

    “In Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1976, a 25-year-old man walked out of a state mental institution, where he had lived for 14 years, and wandered into an Army recruiting station. He had been diagnosed as having what today is called Down syndrome, and he was labeled as “severely retarded.”

    When he entered the recruiting station, he was promptly enlisted by a sergeant who (a later investigation revealed) faked his test scores. He was sent to Fort Ord, California, for basic training, but he soon deserted and came back to Tulsa. He was arrested and put in the Fort Sill stockade to face court-martial. When the Oklahoma Association for Retarded Citizens discovered that a severely retarded man was facing court-martial for desertion, it retained a lawyer and sent hundreds of angry letters to Washington.

    This caused the Army to back off, and it announced that it would give the man a discharge. But when it turned out to be a dishonorable discharge, the ARC members again raised an outcry, and with the assistance of Congressman James R. Jones, they succeeded in getting the Army to simply void the enlistment. Why did the man join the Army? A psychiatrist who examined him found that he had the mental capacity of a nine-year-old child. His enlistment “probably reflects his need to belong and gain security, along with the wonder and interest in being a soldier appropriate to a nine-year-old child.”

    ………………

    “In 2009, a 20-year-old man with autism and a low IQ was picked up by a Marine recruiter at an Irvine, California, group home for the mentally disabled and driven to a recruitment center to sign up for the Marine Corps. Once in boot camp, according to the Los Angeles Times, “he was confused by the orders drill instructors shouted at him. He was caught stealing peanut butter from the chow hall. He urinated in his canteen. He talked back to the drill instructors. He refused to shave.” He was eventually discharged from the Marines.”

    From:
    McNamara’s Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War Kindle Edition
    by Hamilton Gregory

    Author actually served in Vietnam.And during the basic training his buddy was “Forrest Gump” with a single-digit IQ.

    Back then there were no PC or smartphones so Defense Secretary Robert Macnamara ordered Retards in Uniform to watch instructional videos-with zero effect 😁😁😁

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
  66. @AndrewR
    @NotAnonymous

    I noticed that too. It's still arguable whether it was a homicide. Calling it murder is outright libelous.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Art Deco, @Redman

    It’s still arguable whether it was a homicide. Calling it murder is outright libelous.

    Derek Chauvin is the new Nick Sandmann? He’d have a lot more targets!

    BTW, there was a “riot” on Rodeo Drive this weekend.

    Kylie Jenner has Balenciaga store closed down for private shopping spree… before her car is BLOCKED by army of fur protesters on Rodeo Drive

    “Back to normal”, right, Joe?

  67. @Ben Solomon the Seventh
    @Austin Slater

    Never and if you do we will lay the smackdown

    The reason western society is so decrepit and evil is because of whitey.

    But the People have had enough. We are the future you are the past. We are strong you are weak. We are fecund you are barren. We are creative you are dull

    Your time is up and justice will be done

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jack D, @Lockean Proviso, @Sick of Orcs, @Richard B

  68. @Anon
    The phrase "as applicable" is doing a lot of heavy lifting. I think it will end up devouring the entire recommendation, which will be memory-holed and things will go on as usual.

    Replies: @Brian Reilly, @Hypnotoad666, @J.Ross

    This. Esper was an enemy and Trump was wrong to take so long to get rid of him. But it’s a recommendation. It is very girly of Steve to attempt to use this procedural detail to forget that Trump actually fought wokism in the executive bureaucracy, which is much more important.

    • Replies: @Ed
    @J.Ross

    Right, trannies are banned in the military, for now because of Trump. Republicans will be in a rush to put them back in once Trump leaves.

  69. As the United States military is sworn to protect and defend Kamala Harris, I am happy to hear they are becoming more gay, lesbian, trans-gender, and low IQ.
    After all, we may have to fight them someday.

  70. @Old and Grumpy
    Personally I hope they do the reset with the various Secret Service details that protect politicians. As for the military, it will be white women to the front line long before it trickles down to blacks. Blacks might be low IG, but they aren't that stupid to want to be in the likes of special forces. Little old cougar me will opt to watching Russian May Day displays of toxic white men in uniform for a thrill. My younger female counterparts will instead be searching in vain for the white alpha male by joining the elite services. Wait til they sleep with the enemy. War for the corporation is about to meet the baby bump. Good times ahead.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    Little old cougar me will opt to watching Russian May Day displays of toxic white men in uniform for a thrill.

    To each his or her or its own …

  71. @Ben Solomon the Seventh
    @Austin Slater

    Never and if you do we will lay the smackdown

    The reason western society is so decrepit and evil is because of whitey.

    But the People have had enough. We are the future you are the past. We are strong you are weak. We are fecund you are barren. We are creative you are dull

    Your time is up and justice will be done

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jack D, @Lockean Proviso, @Sick of Orcs, @Richard B

    You may be right but “justice” is going to turn out even worse for you than it is for whitey. Whitey is gonna leave and take his Magic Dirt with him. “Justice” is going to mean a handful of Big Men get everything and you will have even less than before. At least when whitey ran things the electricity stayed on.

    • Agree: 36 ulster
  72. @hanoiparishilton
    Regarding "McNamara's Morons", see...

    https://vimeo.com/376395963

    (The MM experiment was reviewed empirically in the 1980s by DoD adult education consultant Thomas G. Sticht who concluded that it actually worked out mostly OK.)

    Replies: @Sym, @VivaLaMigra, @hanoiparishilton

    MacNamara’s 1oo,000—you could see them coming a mile away, a danger to themselves and others. One missed my left knee by inches with an M-60. Hadn’t a clue. Shows the contempt that asshiole McNamara had for the GI—“too stupid??!! nothing’s too stupid to be an 11B20!!”

  73. @Sean

    Reagan raised pay for enlisted men, leading to the kick-ass military that crushed Saddam in 1991.
     
    In the Sunni majority revolt against the Assad family dictatorship's Alawite dominated regime, Assad crucially retained the loyalty of his Sunni regular army officers, because he paid them well and gave them a good secure career. I expect the newly diversity prioritising armed forces will be given pay rises and other valuable emoluments by a future racial radical regime. Biden is laying the groundwork. It is going to be the case under Biden that there will be affirmative action promotion of non whites and a reduction of whites enlisting.

    This will quickly make the armed forces mainly non hispanic white, and a much more reliable instrument for a future radical government of the US. There was a revolution in Russia in 1918 for the same reason there was one in 1905, the common people were disgusted with the incompetence of the elite and their failure to maintain the country’s international prestige. Ditto the previous takeovers by the Jacobins and Puritans. The implications of the Bolshevik Revolution and its aftermath in a future in which China continues to beat the pants off America in every way are alarming.


    Lind’s interpretation is that the right have lost on so many issues, from Roe v Wade to same-sex marriage, that the winner of the war is not seriously in question. “But there’s an intolerant streak on the left which worries me".
     
    I think there is going to be widespread dissatisfaction among Americans with the weakening position of their country and the rising inequality within it, which will lead to a woke revolution. The upshot will be white gentiles losing control of their society and being in physical danger if they are recalcitrant because in addition to the purified-of-racism police and prosecutors, the regular army could be used against them.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    … the regular army could be used against them.

    It would be fun to watch the 70% who are kin or friends with the targets frag the 30% and their officers who would try to carry out that order. There will still have to be a huge purge in the military before it becomes a serious threat to mainstreet USA.

    I would imagine AntiFA being fed target data by the Deep State and Big Social Media will be the more likely means of helping people to get their heads right.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @The Alarmist

    Did the 101st Airborne behave that way at Little Rock? The commander (who Lee Harvey Oswald later tried to kill) obeyed orders and after becoming the only general to resign in the 20th century made speeches at the the University of Mississippi against the legally mandated end to the all-white university. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (who was also in charge of having Castro assassinated) ordered Edwin Walker confined to a mental asylum on no known legal authority. There are lots of things the Federal government could order integrated in whte heartland states, and yes the army can be used. The armed forces oath is to obey the president's orders and combat enemies foreign and domestic.

    Outside of technical specialist branches and special forces ECT, the US army is far less that 70% white, Anyone the regular army is called out against is not going to be presented to them as mainstream, and any sympathy will disappear as soon as one soldier is shot at. The US army has a lot of experience at counter insurgency now. Like the police the army is a safe job with a pension and promotion to a very much higher pension just before retirement for those who don't rock the boat. An officer who tries to get soldiers to risk their lives for no reason might get disobeyed, but if the regular army is sent in enforce a Federal court judgement that is not going to be very dangerous because no one will even try and fight the regular army. Gun ownership is fun but it is no kind of threat to the government's ability to do anything it wants. Biden has said he will pack the Supreme Court.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Whiskey

  74. Since Trump gained black and Latino votes but lost suburban white votes, maybe he has convinced himself angry black men will put him back in office in 2024. One thing Trump seems to know how to do is ride the right political trend. White Nationalism is so 2018, and probably doomed by demographics at this point. Lower and middle class anger is real, crosses racial boundaries and could be a powerful weapon for the right politician.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
    @Peter Akuleyev


    White Nationalism is so 2018, and probably doomed by demographics at this point
     
    It’s not about numbers, friend-o. Quality, not quantity. Israel’s population is about 9 million, for example.
  75. Anonymous[422] • Disclaimer says:

    There was another instance of lowering IQ requirements during the Bush Jr. administration.

    I distinctly remember reading a newspaper story about Bush lowering the standards to get his lagging military numbers up, thought, “uh-oh… bad idea…” and was curious about how it would pan out.

    I wasn’t disappointed. About a year later, the news broke that Muslim prisoners being held in the south were being abused by soldiers: made to strip down naked, get on all fours, and make a pyramid, etc. The pictures of the soldiers, with a few female soldiers participating was nothing but dumb white trash.

    Anyway, I don’t have the time to gather citations. Maybe someone else will, but Bush Jr. definitely reduced the military version of IQ qualification, and dumb white trash tomfuckery absolutely did follow.

  76. @Peter Akuleyev
    Since Trump gained black and Latino votes but lost suburban white votes, maybe he has convinced himself angry black men will put him back in office in 2024. One thing Trump seems to know how to do is ride the right political trend. White Nationalism is so 2018, and probably doomed by demographics at this point. Lower and middle class anger is real, crosses racial boundaries and could be a powerful weapon for the right politician.

    Replies: @BenKenobi

    White Nationalism is so 2018, and probably doomed by demographics at this point

    It’s not about numbers, friend-o. Quality, not quantity. Israel’s population is about 9 million, for example.

  77. @AndrewR
    @NotAnonymous

    I noticed that too. It's still arguable whether it was a homicide. Calling it murder is outright libelous.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Art Deco, @Redman

    George Floyd isn’t mentioned in the memo. The inflammatory language was added by that fellow Garamone, a blue check who works in the PR apparat at the Defense Department.

    It’s neither a murder nor a homicide the four officers in question were waiting for the ambulance they’d called to take him to the hospital. Floyd’s trachea and adjacent tissues were uninjured and Chauvin’s method of restraint hadn’t obstructed his airway. The level of fentanyl in his femoral blood was about what you’d expect of an overdose death, and you can verify that in the toxicology literature. It’s another case (like Freddie Gray’s) where the coroner threw a Milk Bone at a politically-motivated prosecutor. Chauvin is a political prisoner, though the frauds at shAmnesty International will never recognize him as such.

    • Agree: AnotherDad
    • Thanks: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Sean
    @Art Deco

    They restrained him in a way that is authorised in certain circumstances, although known to entail a risk of death through ribcage constriction asphyxiation (nothing to do with his neck or airway), for a far longer period that the rules they were aware of say is permissible after the cuffs are on. That may qualify as assault. If someone dies in the course of you committing any felony then you can be convicted of murder.

    Chavin resting his hands on his thighs nonchalantly while atop Floyd hardly looks as if the maximal restraint technique still needed to be employed. It is crucial to remember that Floyd was already cuffed yet continued to be subjected to the maximal restraint technique for several minutes. Chauvin knew he was being filmed, and was warned by bystanders. Colleagues also questioned what he was doing and mentioned the risk of Floyd dying. Chauvin just would not listen, something I am sure he will always regret.

    Replies: @anon

  78. Groan, more ship collisions coming to the US Navy.

  79. They outright say that the colored are stupid.

  80. Esper was fired for a reason. but all Defense Secretaries will be about the same from now on with regards to this stuff.

    i still think Robert Gates was the worst all time. a coward who let the homos into the military, and then into the Boy Scouts. he crumbled to the left without even the slightest resistance. sabotaging 2 American institutions all by himself. the Martha McSally of the defense industry.

    Republicans gave their voters a parting gift in 2020 – allowing all military bases to have their names changed, again without a fight. Harvey Milk Special Forces Base sounds good, they said. let’s do that instead.

  81. i pegged all of Trump’s generals as pure shit early on, and took some pushback about it for years.

    what about now? yeah. they were all shit.

    Trump the Boomer thought he was getting General Patton. like most boomers, he was way out of touch with facts on the ground. it’s not 1950 anymore. or even 1980.

    • Agree: Old Prude
  82. It’s only fair since they get to be vaccine guinea pigs too.

  83. There’s a corner of Unz Review that drum-beats the inevitable crushing of the US military at the hands of say China in what plays out as stupefying early pubescent fantasy bleeding over and about like Dunning–Kruger Ebola.

    Then there’s this. If the military falters, this will be both how and why. Me personally – I would be more surprised to learn Chinese moles had nothing to do with promoting this. That’s how they’ll defeat us.

    • Replies: @Anon87
    @SimplePseudonymicHandle

    The Chinese just have to wait us out to complete our national suicide. No need for violence herr. Any military action will be throwing their weight around in the Pacific.

  84. @Austin Slater
    How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?

    Replies: @Ben Solomon the Seventh, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Ed, @prime noticer, @Richard B

    “How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?”

    a long way to go, if ever.

    in South Africa it looks like european men will never fight back, no matter what. if they won’t resist under those conditions, they won’t resist.

    sobering thought for your 2021. good odds that nobody will resist the leftists in America and they’ll be allowed to completely rule with no pushback at all.

    this is why i think reparations are nearly certain, and eventually, they’ll literally just take it out of your paycheck. what are you going to do about it? probably nothing, that’s what. and they know that.

    the day after the election, 70 million Trump voters got up and…went to work peacefully.

  85. @RVBlake
    @John Henry

    Yes, I recall people cautioning about Hussein's "4th Largest Army in the World." Crushing Saddam in 1991. Please

    Replies: @John Henry

    I saw the “Highway of Death” north out of Kuwait City. It was a mess, where the whole “army” tried to evacuate during the air phase.

  86. @Known Fact
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be “doing” as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.
     
    I thought plenty of other comment threads such as Z Blog already have that covered at least for now -- "building communities," stockpiling supplies, learning to farm and shoot, engineering some clean-water source for when society breaks down or CWII breaks out and so on. And I'm not saying they're wrong.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country

    I’m not talking about being some armed to teeth prepper. I don’t even own a gun.

    I’m talking about doing what every other persecuted minority does: Band together politically, economically and culturally. Basically, we’re all Jews now so start acting like it.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Right, that was first on my list -- building communities, as in finding like-minded people to band with, and helping open the eyes of potentially like-minded people. But our host at this particular blog just happens to be more observational than prescriptive, as in urging readers to some specific action that might have a multiplier effect. He ably drops the puck at center ice and the comment section allows readers to skate off wherever they'd like with it.

    The readers here (myself included) seem to be observational types as well, rather than rah-rah lets get together, go out, kick ass and "make a difference," to use a phrase I abhor. One more thing I have noticed is that the commenters on other blogs -- Slate Star Codex, Rational Male and Z for example -- seem much more eager to physically meet up for events, projects or just to hang out together.

    Replies: @AndrewR

  87. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    "We're dissidents now."

    Yep. But do not marginalize yourself by aligning with any group that advocates violence. Become a double agent with the culture. Good luck, Jim.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Violence? What are talking about.

    Violence would be the dumbest things people could do.

    Start small. Go make friends who believe in the same things as you do. But be extremely careful. Take your time.

  88. @Johnny Smoggins
    @Citizen of a Silly Country


    "Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be “doing” as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world."
     
    Steve notices. He's a thinking man, not an action man. Other websites, most notably The Daily Stormer, have moved on to the (non violent) action part.

    Steve and Ron are fantastic, but I'm afraid we all already know that water is wet.

    Replies: @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Agreed, at least about Steve. He’s fought the good fight. He’s also great for hand holding Normies to the truth.

    Sorry, don’t know anything about the Daily Stormer. Always thought they were a bit fringe, though again I say that as someone who’s never seen the site.

    Our side needs people that don’t scare Normies. Keep the larpers and odd balls out.

  89. @Ben Solomon the Seventh
    @Austin Slater

    Never and if you do we will lay the smackdown

    The reason western society is so decrepit and evil is because of whitey.

    But the People have had enough. We are the future you are the past. We are strong you are weak. We are fecund you are barren. We are creative you are dull

    Your time is up and justice will be done

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jack D, @Lockean Proviso, @Sick of Orcs, @Richard B

    We are creative you are dull

    Stop technologically appropriating. Put down the phone and go dig for roots and grubs. You’re going to need the practice for what awaits in the rainbow utopia you pine for.

  90. @Hannah Katz
    @Aardvark

    As the photo of Tiger Woods with the Navy Seals demonstrates, with no quotas and the ranks being filled only with the best and brightest, the cream does indeed rise to the top.

    If I had to be rescued from terrorists or gangsters, I would prefer that group of Navy Seals to unionized police, Antifa, BLM or any government bureaucrats. Lowering standards to promote diversity will get innocent people killed.

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @Polynikes

    You better hope you don’t become a hostage at any time. Reading about one of the SF units training hostage rescue, the saying was “Sucks to be a hostage” in reference to the large number of “hostage” training dummies ended up with fatal or crippling wounds during a training session. I think it was Delta, but it could have been the SEALS. Kinda like how medical students have the saying “An A or a D, you are still a doctor.”

  91. @The Alarmist
    @Sean


    ... the regular army could be used against them.
     
    It would be fun to watch the 70% who are kin or friends with the targets frag the 30% and their officers who would try to carry out that order. There will still have to be a huge purge in the military before it becomes a serious threat to mainstreet USA.

    I would imagine AntiFA being fed target data by the Deep State and Big Social Media will be the more likely means of helping people to get their heads right.

    Replies: @Sean

    Did the 101st Airborne behave that way at Little Rock? The commander (who Lee Harvey Oswald later tried to kill) obeyed orders and after becoming the only general to resign in the 20th century made speeches at the the University of Mississippi against the legally mandated end to the all-white university. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (who was also in charge of having Castro assassinated) ordered Edwin Walker confined to a mental asylum on no known legal authority. There are lots of things the Federal government could order integrated in whte heartland states, and yes the army can be used. The armed forces oath is to obey the president’s orders and combat enemies foreign and domestic.

    Outside of technical specialist branches and special forces ECT, the US army is far less that 70% white, Anyone the regular army is called out against is not going to be presented to them as mainstream, and any sympathy will disappear as soon as one soldier is shot at. The US army has a lot of experience at counter insurgency now. Like the police the army is a safe job with a pension and promotion to a very much higher pension just before retirement for those who don’t rock the boat. An officer who tries to get soldiers to risk their lives for no reason might get disobeyed, but if the regular army is sent in enforce a Federal court judgement that is not going to be very dangerous because no one will even try and fight the regular army. Gun ownership is fun but it is no kind of threat to the government’s ability to do anything it wants. Biden has said he will pack the Supreme Court.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Sean


    Biden has said he will pack the Supreme Court.
     
    Sources?

    Biden said that he would convene a bipartisan commission to "study the issue". This is Washington-speak for "this is going nowhere".

    If (as seems likely) the Republicans keep the Senate then not only will he not be able to pack the Court but he'll be lucky to get anyone approved, certainly not anyone with hard Leftist credentials. AOC can forget about being the 2nd wise Latina on the Court.
    , @Whiskey
    @Sean

    Gun ownership puts limits on anarcho tyranny. Shoot and shovel up for home invasion. Anonymous masked dudes shooting the same assailants with revolvers outside urban areas with high camera and cell phone density.

    Moreover an army of say 50% non Whites is sure to produce radicalization through atrocities. Meanwhile closing off promotions and medals to White war fighters for Non White staff and support troops is guaranteed to create a split.

    Modern society runs on skilled White labor. South Africa can’t keep the power on. All those data centers and cameras don’t work without power.

    Moreover control over the feds is so important that: China, Iran, Russia, Japan, Israel, the UK, France, the Koreas, Turkey, and the Saudis at a min will fight for influence and power with various factions.

    Desegregation had broad support. Kill Whitey less among Whitey and likely Latinos seeing themselves as the other White meat. As it’s all black black black black blackety black.

    Taking a mans home and job. Forcing him to eat bugs and weeds is a recipe for civil war. He has literally nothing to lose. Xi is smart enough to understand this. Team blue too stupid to know it.

  92. @Adam Smith
    Aptitude tests adversely impact diversity.
    Diversity is, obviously, our greatest strength.
    Therefore, aptitude tests must be abolished.

    https://i.redd.it/vjq8v9kl59z21.jpg

    https://www.takimag.com/wp-content/uploads/The-Worlds-Most-Important-Graph-2020-1-768x580.png

    https://chimpreports.com/media/2016/10/2015_12largeimg120_Dec_2015_225340243.jpg

    The future is going to be amazing.

    Replies: @Flip

    I wouldn’t have guessed that Italy was the smartest country in Europe.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
    @Flip

    Me either.

  93. @Munkin-4
    The US army could 'embrace diversity' -- why not? The US is blessed with a huge ocean to the west, a huge ocean to the east, and a very narrow piece of land connecting it to South America.

    That, plus its large land mass, means that it doesn't matter too much about the composition or competence of the US army. A fairly small defensive 'strike force' is all that's required, to be deployed in the event of some suicidal invasion attempt.

    America's nearly 1900 overseas bases should be closed, and all of its surface ships de-commissioned -- in this missile age, they're obsolete. The navy has 70 submarines -- more than enough to defend the country. The air force should be oriented only to protect the landmass -- not to attack countries overseas on behalf of a small, belligerent 'ally'...

    Replies: @Flip

    “Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.”

    -Abraham Lincoln

  94. @Art Deco
    @AndrewR

    George Floyd isn't mentioned in the memo. The inflammatory language was added by that fellow Garamone, a blue check who works in the PR apparat at the Defense Department.


    It's neither a murder nor a homicide the four officers in question were waiting for the ambulance they'd called to take him to the hospital. Floyd's trachea and adjacent tissues were uninjured and Chauvin's method of restraint hadn't obstructed his airway. The level of fentanyl in his femoral blood was about what you'd expect of an overdose death, and you can verify that in the toxicology literature. It's another case (like Freddie Gray's) where the coroner threw a Milk Bone at a politically-motivated prosecutor. Chauvin is a political prisoner, though the frauds at shAmnesty International will never recognize him as such.

    Replies: @Sean

    They restrained him in a way that is authorised in certain circumstances, although known to entail a risk of death through ribcage constriction asphyxiation (nothing to do with his neck or airway), for a far longer period that the rules they were aware of say is permissible after the cuffs are on. That may qualify as assault. If someone dies in the course of you committing any felony then you can be convicted of murder.

    Chavin resting his hands on his thighs nonchalantly while atop Floyd hardly looks as if the maximal restraint technique still needed to be employed. It is crucial to remember that Floyd was already cuffed yet continued to be subjected to the maximal restraint technique for several minutes. Chauvin knew he was being filmed, and was warned by bystanders. Colleagues also questioned what he was doing and mentioned the risk of Floyd dying. Chauvin just would not listen, something I am sure he will always regret.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Sean

    You've been repeating the same set of worn out half truths and lies for months.
    Quit peddling Only Black Lives Matter propaganda.
    The facts are not on your side.

    Replies: @Sean

  95. @I, Libertine
    I enlisted in the U.S. Army in the 70s.

    Upon arriving for basic training, I had the unfortunate fate of being named a squad leader. One night, while we were on fire watch together, I tried to help a member of another squad ("Darryl," let's call him) write a letter. It soon became evident that, somehow, he'd been sworn in despite his inability to read or write - even a little. The next day, I said to "Tom," the leader of Darryl's squad, that he probably wasn't going to make it, since he was illiterate. "Wait a minute," Tom replied with annoyance. "Just because Darryl can't read and write - that doesn't mean he's illiterate!"

    Replies: @V. Hickel

    reminds me of an anecdote with the ex-wife. we used to live above a Chinese joint. returning home one Dec. 25 I voiced my disgust that the fucking heathens were open on Christmas . quoth the old-old lady: “how do you know they are heathens? They probably don’t even celebrate Christmas!”

  96. @Flip
    @Adam Smith

    I wouldn’t have guessed that Italy was the smartest country in Europe.

    Replies: @Adam Smith

    Me either.

  97. @bomag
    Dominoes are falling.

    Replies: @Jake, @Corvinus, @Sin City Milla

    The rot continues.

  98. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Known Fact

    I'm not talking about being some armed to teeth prepper. I don't even own a gun.

    I'm talking about doing what every other persecuted minority does: Band together politically, economically and culturally. Basically, we're all Jews now so start acting like it.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    Right, that was first on my list — building communities, as in finding like-minded people to band with, and helping open the eyes of potentially like-minded people. But our host at this particular blog just happens to be more observational than prescriptive, as in urging readers to some specific action that might have a multiplier effect. He ably drops the puck at center ice and the comment section allows readers to skate off wherever they’d like with it.

    The readers here (myself included) seem to be observational types as well, rather than rah-rah lets get together, go out, kick ass and “make a difference,” to use a phrase I abhor. One more thing I have noticed is that the commenters on other blogs — Slate Star Codex, Rational Male and Z for example — seem much more eager to physically meet up for events, projects or just to hang out together.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Known Fact

    There aren't too many people off here I'd enjoy meeting. There are a lot of unbearable cranks here. Maybe some would consider me one lol

    Replies: @Charon, @Known Fact

  99. @Citizen of a Silly Country
    @Austin Slater

    Fight back for what? The United States as we knew it is dead. (Sorry, Steve, it's over. )

    We're dissidents now. For the time being, they hold all the cards. That will change because they're both wildly wrong and incompetent, but it'll take time for them to destroy the reasonably functioning system that they've inherited.

    For now, stay low, find compatriots in the real world and start forming communities that can grow as the larger society slowly starts to fail.

    Be nice if Steve occasionally wrote about what Whites should be "doing" as we move into this new world instead of just pointing out how illogical is the current world.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @SunBakedSuburb, @Johnny Smoggins, @MBlanc46

    Some very good recommendations there’s, CoaSC.

  100. Anonymous[183] • Disclaimer says:

    The Navy has a terrible problem getting and retaining qualified personnel. Right now there are almost 10,000 unfilled seagoing billets — and these are not for anchor clankers and paint chippers, but for crucial ratings without which ships cannot safely sail.
    Remember the guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald collision a while back? She did not have a quatermaster chief petty officer, a required and necessary position for the safe navigation of the ship. Why not? Not enough personnel could qualify in the whole Navy to staff all ships.
    Illustrating how personnel shortages affect shipboard operations, the Fitzgerald‘s Officer Of the Deck and Junior Officer Of the Deck had both been on duty for 22 hours and the Conning Officer 19 hours at the time of the collision.
    It’s common for ships to sail with about 10 percent less than a full crew complement. The Optimized Fleet Response Plan, which requires ships to be fully manned by the beginning of the basic phase of deployment training, is not working. Not enough sailors.
    I’m sure the other services have similar manning problems. I know Marine aviation is suffering a severe shortage of pilots qualified to fly the F-35B and has been offering huge bonuses to get people to extend, but to little avail. The problem is so severe the Marines may have to cut back on orders for the plane, something that I don’t think has ever happened before — that a service could not find enough pilots to fly an airplane it had ordered.
    Maybe the scrambled eggs really believe this woke nonsense and imagine that were it not for white racism swarms of highly capable POCs would rush join the armed forces.
    Dream on.

    • Replies: @Lockean Proviso
    @Anonymous


    20/20 correctabel [sic] vision
     
    Maybe it's not a big deal, or maybe it's a sign of the decline highlighted in this post.
  101. anon[382] • Disclaimer says:

    Any large war of attrition is now unthinkable. If we can’t do it with air power and special forces, we can’t do it.

    Our peacetime military has become a public works, jobs program for minorities and sexual deviants. No one seriously envisions them fighting a war.

    Which is OK by me.

  102. Anon[274] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous
    When a military is turned against a restless population it needs to have no relation to that population lest they have sympathies with it as well as having family and friends there. Armed forces from one part of an empire are used in another. A mish-mash of a black-brown military will obey orders from their paymasters because that is their only career option and they have no connection to the dissident white population. This is why they want to change the face of the military. They'll try to retain enough war making capability for whatever comes up but nothing major since that train left the station years ago. War with Russia, China, Iran? Forget about it, it's about color revolution, subversion, economic sabotage, cyber-attack, proxy wars. They're planning for the future.

    Replies: @Anon

    Im glad you see it.
    I see it too.

    I dont know if Steve Sailer sees it.

    The powers-that-be want a diverse military for a diverse nation. There will be no going back. Television commercials now almost exclusively feature interracial couples. They practically -never- show a white couple. White children are the targets, psychologically, of these ads.
    They want us bred out.

    Idiot whites in the Deep State like James Comey cant wrap their heads around the fact that their grandchildren will be pressured to interbreed or be excoriated as unforgiveable racists. We are watching a (((directed))) natal/miscegenated natal genocide of a targeted race (Europeans).

    There is nowhere to run.

  103. @bomag
    @Rob


    The shooty part of the military is mostly white.
     
    The proposals sound like they are mostly aimed at the officer corps. I'm wondering if they can shuffle all the new diversity off into various public relations slots; paper shuffling; inventory shuffling; etc.

    Replies: @Supply and Demand

    Most of the shooty shooty types would have no bullets to shooty shooty with or even know where to shooty shooty without pencil pushers in logistics and data analysis guys in signals.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @Supply and Demand

    Indeed, some of the best people are in support units.

    Amateurs think tactics; professionals thing logistics.

    But the services have plenty of people rolling crates from one side of the warehouse to the other.

  104. @Sean
    @Art Deco

    They restrained him in a way that is authorised in certain circumstances, although known to entail a risk of death through ribcage constriction asphyxiation (nothing to do with his neck or airway), for a far longer period that the rules they were aware of say is permissible after the cuffs are on. That may qualify as assault. If someone dies in the course of you committing any felony then you can be convicted of murder.

    Chavin resting his hands on his thighs nonchalantly while atop Floyd hardly looks as if the maximal restraint technique still needed to be employed. It is crucial to remember that Floyd was already cuffed yet continued to be subjected to the maximal restraint technique for several minutes. Chauvin knew he was being filmed, and was warned by bystanders. Colleagues also questioned what he was doing and mentioned the risk of Floyd dying. Chauvin just would not listen, something I am sure he will always regret.

    Replies: @anon

    You’ve been repeating the same set of worn out half truths and lies for months.
    Quit peddling Only Black Lives Matter propaganda.
    The facts are not on your side.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @anon

    It doesn't matter what you think and it does not matter what Chauvin was thinking, because intent is not an element of felony murder. All they have to do is show Chauvin went beyond proper duration of the maximal restraint for manacling technique and they have him for committing an assault. Because there is video of him applying the technique for several minutes on an already handcuffed arrestee who died under him, Chauvin is as good as convicted.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Jack D

  105. @Anonymous
    The Navy has a terrible problem getting and retaining qualified personnel. Right now there are almost 10,000 unfilled seagoing billets -- and these are not for anchor clankers and paint chippers, but for crucial ratings without which ships cannot safely sail.
    Remember the guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald collision a while back? She did not have a quatermaster chief petty officer, a required and necessary position for the safe navigation of the ship. Why not? Not enough personnel could qualify in the whole Navy to staff all ships.
    Illustrating how personnel shortages affect shipboard operations, the Fitzgerald's Officer Of the Deck and Junior Officer Of the Deck had both been on duty for 22 hours and the Conning Officer 19 hours at the time of the collision.
    It's common for ships to sail with about 10 percent less than a full crew complement. The Optimized Fleet Response Plan, which requires ships to be fully manned by the beginning of the basic phase of deployment training, is not working. Not enough sailors.
    I'm sure the other services have similar manning problems. I know Marine aviation is suffering a severe shortage of pilots qualified to fly the F-35B and has been offering huge bonuses to get people to extend, but to little avail. The problem is so severe the Marines may have to cut back on orders for the plane, something that I don't think has ever happened before -- that a service could not find enough pilots to fly an airplane it had ordered.
    Maybe the scrambled eggs really believe this woke nonsense and imagine that were it not for white racism swarms of highly capable POCs would rush join the armed forces.
    Dream on.

    https://i.imgur.com/oeiSAkW.png

    Replies: @Lockean Proviso

    20/20 correctabel [sic] vision

    Maybe it’s not a big deal, or maybe it’s a sign of the decline highlighted in this post.

  106. @Hypnotoad666
    @Barnard


    The only places I can think of that don’t call it a murder are dissendent right websites.
     
    Often it's been downgraded to "the killing of." In a few instances it's been described as Floyd's "death at the hands of the police." Rarely, a more informed person will simply say "Floyd's death."

    Of course, after the initially suppressed full body cam footage and tox report came out, anyone who calls it anything other than "Floyd's unfortunate drug overdose," is just lying.

    Replies: @Greta Handel, @AceDeuce, @Polistra

    They’re not lying because that implies intention.

    They are brainwashed. They believe they’re telling the truth.

    Not one in a hundred has even seen what you’re talking about.

    • Agree: Dissident
  107. that examined the culture of the military following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. …

    St. George Floyd, the gift who keeps on giving … journalistic non-sequiturs.

  108. @anon
    @Sean

    You've been repeating the same set of worn out half truths and lies for months.
    Quit peddling Only Black Lives Matter propaganda.
    The facts are not on your side.

    Replies: @Sean

    It doesn’t matter what you think and it does not matter what Chauvin was thinking, because intent is not an element of felony murder. All they have to do is show Chauvin went beyond proper duration of the maximal restraint for manacling technique and they have him for committing an assault. Because there is video of him applying the technique for several minutes on an already handcuffed arrestee who died under him, Chauvin is as good as convicted.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Sean

    Different states have different rules. Depraved indifference to human life, which is obviously open to subjective interpretation, will get you to Murder 2 in just about any state. In Illinois it will get you to Murder 1 unless there are mitigating circumstances. Premeditation is not required for Murder 1 in Illinois. This principle was key in the Jason Van Dyke/Laquan McDonald case in Chicago not long ago. Van Dyke was charged with Murder 1 and convicted of Murder 2.

    , @Jack D
    @Sean


    Because there is video of him applying the technique for several minutes on an already handcuffed arrestee who died under him, Chauvin is as good as convicted.
     
    Not that simple. We have a very high burden for conviction - beyond a reasonable doubt. Chauvin's defense doesn't have to prove that he is completely innocent, just that reasonable doubt exists about his guilt. They will surely bring in experts to testify that Chauvin was just applying the techniques that he was taught to use in the police academy and that Floyd died of drug overdose and not as a result of anything that Chauvin did. The prosecution's witnesses will say otherwise but now you have dueling experts - can the jury really say beyond a reasonable doubt that the prosecution experts are right and the defense experts are completely wrong? It's not nearly as open and shut as you think.

    Juries are generally reluctant to convict police of murder except in the most egregious cases and all Chauvin needs is for one juror to hold out. They can retry him but after 2 or 3 trials with the same result the prosecutors eventually give up. Convicting someone on the internet and convicting them in real life are two completely different things. In Baltimore, the prosecution completely struck out on the Freddie Gray case.

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-miller-pretrial-motions-20160727-story.html

    Replies: @Sean

  109. @Known Fact
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Right, that was first on my list -- building communities, as in finding like-minded people to band with, and helping open the eyes of potentially like-minded people. But our host at this particular blog just happens to be more observational than prescriptive, as in urging readers to some specific action that might have a multiplier effect. He ably drops the puck at center ice and the comment section allows readers to skate off wherever they'd like with it.

    The readers here (myself included) seem to be observational types as well, rather than rah-rah lets get together, go out, kick ass and "make a difference," to use a phrase I abhor. One more thing I have noticed is that the commenters on other blogs -- Slate Star Codex, Rational Male and Z for example -- seem much more eager to physically meet up for events, projects or just to hang out together.

    Replies: @AndrewR

    There aren’t too many people off here I’d enjoy meeting. There are a lot of unbearable cranks here. Maybe some would consider me one lol

    • Replies: @Charon
    @AndrewR

    You can count on that last bit.

    , @Known Fact
    @AndrewR

    Yeah, believe me I was not suggesting we all get together for a convention, bonfire party or fun day together in a duck blind. But I do enjoy the virtual company.

  110. @J.Ross
    @Anon

    This. Esper was an enemy and Trump was wrong to take so long to get rid of him. But it's a recommendation. It is very girly of Steve to attempt to use this procedural detail to forget that Trump actually fought wokism in the executive bureaucracy, which is much more important.

    Replies: @Ed

    Right, trannies are banned in the military, for now because of Trump. Republicans will be in a rush to put them back in once Trump leaves.

  111. @AndrewR
    @Known Fact

    There aren't too many people off here I'd enjoy meeting. There are a lot of unbearable cranks here. Maybe some would consider me one lol

    Replies: @Charon, @Known Fact

    You can count on that last bit.

    • Agree: black sea
  112. @Hannah Katz
    @Aardvark

    As the photo of Tiger Woods with the Navy Seals demonstrates, with no quotas and the ranks being filled only with the best and brightest, the cream does indeed rise to the top.

    If I had to be rescued from terrorists or gangsters, I would prefer that group of Navy Seals to unionized police, Antifa, BLM or any government bureaucrats. Lowering standards to promote diversity will get innocent people killed.

    Replies: @Chris Mallory, @Polynikes

    I’m pretty sure in the thick of the GWoT those groups lowered their standards too—with predictable results.

    Of course, lowering those standards still mean the people getting in are more qualified than most. But they’re often tasked with complex duties where failure can mean death. So lowering the standards even a little can have dire consequences.

  113. @Ben Solomon the Seventh
    @Austin Slater

    Never and if you do we will lay the smackdown

    The reason western society is so decrepit and evil is because of whitey.

    But the People have had enough. We are the future you are the past. We are strong you are weak. We are fecund you are barren. We are creative you are dull

    Your time is up and justice will be done

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jack D, @Lockean Proviso, @Sick of Orcs, @Richard B

    The reason western society is so decrepit and evil is because of whitey.

    Western Civilization exists because Whitey.

  114. @AndrewR
    @Known Fact

    There aren't too many people off here I'd enjoy meeting. There are a lot of unbearable cranks here. Maybe some would consider me one lol

    Replies: @Charon, @Known Fact

    Yeah, believe me I was not suggesting we all get together for a convention, bonfire party or fun day together in a duck blind. But I do enjoy the virtual company.

  115. @Sean
    @anon

    It doesn't matter what you think and it does not matter what Chauvin was thinking, because intent is not an element of felony murder. All they have to do is show Chauvin went beyond proper duration of the maximal restraint for manacling technique and they have him for committing an assault. Because there is video of him applying the technique for several minutes on an already handcuffed arrestee who died under him, Chauvin is as good as convicted.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Jack D

    Different states have different rules. Depraved indifference to human life, which is obviously open to subjective interpretation, will get you to Murder 2 in just about any state. In Illinois it will get you to Murder 1 unless there are mitigating circumstances. Premeditation is not required for Murder 1 in Illinois. This principle was key in the Jason Van Dyke/Laquan McDonald case in Chicago not long ago. Van Dyke was charged with Murder 1 and convicted of Murder 2.

  116. @Supply and Demand
    @bomag

    Most of the shooty shooty types would have no bullets to shooty shooty with or even know where to shooty shooty without pencil pushers in logistics and data analysis guys in signals.

    Replies: @bomag

    Indeed, some of the best people are in support units.

    Amateurs think tactics; professionals thing logistics.

    But the services have plenty of people rolling crates from one side of the warehouse to the other.

  117. @Sean
    @The Alarmist

    Did the 101st Airborne behave that way at Little Rock? The commander (who Lee Harvey Oswald later tried to kill) obeyed orders and after becoming the only general to resign in the 20th century made speeches at the the University of Mississippi against the legally mandated end to the all-white university. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (who was also in charge of having Castro assassinated) ordered Edwin Walker confined to a mental asylum on no known legal authority. There are lots of things the Federal government could order integrated in whte heartland states, and yes the army can be used. The armed forces oath is to obey the president's orders and combat enemies foreign and domestic.

    Outside of technical specialist branches and special forces ECT, the US army is far less that 70% white, Anyone the regular army is called out against is not going to be presented to them as mainstream, and any sympathy will disappear as soon as one soldier is shot at. The US army has a lot of experience at counter insurgency now. Like the police the army is a safe job with a pension and promotion to a very much higher pension just before retirement for those who don't rock the boat. An officer who tries to get soldiers to risk their lives for no reason might get disobeyed, but if the regular army is sent in enforce a Federal court judgement that is not going to be very dangerous because no one will even try and fight the regular army. Gun ownership is fun but it is no kind of threat to the government's ability to do anything it wants. Biden has said he will pack the Supreme Court.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Whiskey

    Biden has said he will pack the Supreme Court.

    Sources?

    Biden said that he would convene a bipartisan commission to “study the issue”. This is Washington-speak for “this is going nowhere”.

    If (as seems likely) the Republicans keep the Senate then not only will he not be able to pack the Court but he’ll be lucky to get anyone approved, certainly not anyone with hard Leftist credentials. AOC can forget about being the 2nd wise Latina on the Court.

  118. @hanoiparishilton
    Regarding "McNamara's Morons", see...

    https://vimeo.com/376395963

    (The MM experiment was reviewed empirically in the 1980s by DoD adult education consultant Thomas G. Sticht who concluded that it actually worked out mostly OK.)

    Replies: @Sym, @VivaLaMigra, @hanoiparishilton

    That vid is rather disjointed and only touched on MacNamara’s Morons. As for the crash of the piston-engined cargo plane due a “dumb truck driver” putting “diesel fuel” [actually, it would have been jet fuel, aka kerosene] into it instead of high-octane avgas, that’s bunk. A technically qualified GROUND CREW would have carried out the actual refueling operation, not the truck driver.

    • Replies: @Hanoi Paris Hilton
    @VivaLaMigra

    The video was both unscripted and unedited and I didn't get to go as deeply into the misfueling in that class presentation (of which the posting was of a straight-ahead video capture/screen grab). Look also at my reply to "Sym" above.

    I doubt whether there was any hotshot ground crew at the funky airstrip in Chu Lai routinely supervising the tank truck driver; and while in principle, the C-123's crew chief and/or loadmaster were required to personally oversee fueling events, the crew chief died in the crash. And while the loadmaster survived —and evidently went back several times into the flaming wreckage to drag out the living and the dead— his unquestioned heroism may have been motivated in part by his realization that he had maybe dropped the ball with fatal consequences.

    Neither the Marines nor the Air Force ever took any disciplinary actions and over the years I've been in contact with C-123 aircrews who were all quite familiar with that sad episode. War is hell.

  119. @Sean
    @anon

    It doesn't matter what you think and it does not matter what Chauvin was thinking, because intent is not an element of felony murder. All they have to do is show Chauvin went beyond proper duration of the maximal restraint for manacling technique and they have him for committing an assault. Because there is video of him applying the technique for several minutes on an already handcuffed arrestee who died under him, Chauvin is as good as convicted.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Jack D

    Because there is video of him applying the technique for several minutes on an already handcuffed arrestee who died under him, Chauvin is as good as convicted.

    Not that simple. We have a very high burden for conviction – beyond a reasonable doubt. Chauvin’s defense doesn’t have to prove that he is completely innocent, just that reasonable doubt exists about his guilt. They will surely bring in experts to testify that Chauvin was just applying the techniques that he was taught to use in the police academy and that Floyd died of drug overdose and not as a result of anything that Chauvin did. The prosecution’s witnesses will say otherwise but now you have dueling experts – can the jury really say beyond a reasonable doubt that the prosecution experts are right and the defense experts are completely wrong? It’s not nearly as open and shut as you think.

    Juries are generally reluctant to convict police of murder except in the most egregious cases and all Chauvin needs is for one juror to hold out. They can retry him but after 2 or 3 trials with the same result the prosecutors eventually give up. Convicting someone on the internet and convicting them in real life are two completely different things. In Baltimore, the prosecution completely struck out on the Freddie Gray case.

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-miller-pretrial-motions-20160727-story.html

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Jack D

    There is a difference between how Chauvin's trial will go and the latitude that might be given to a Dirty Harry type by a jury. The key to the public's attitude in my opinion is that Chauvin did nothing brave and that is a very damning implicit part of the action in the video, whereby what Chauvin did violated the--admittedly idealized--image of a manly thin blue line that juries have of cops. The camera caught minutes of Chauvin looking not only unjust but vicious and effete (for he was never in the slightest danger as proven by him resting his hands on his thighs), jurors' sympathy for him is going to be very much affected by him failing to even try and to live up to the Hollywood fantasy.


    Kind of like the US Special Forces at Raqqa where they did not lose a single man but just called in artillery and thousands of B52 strikes on the city, killing no-one-knows how many helpless noncombatants. The special forces are highly technical, and the personnel not all that young. The toughest soldiers in the US army are not special forces but Light Infantry: the Ranger Regiment, where there are a lot more blacks than in the Seals ECT. The army is a killing machine, the police are not.

    Replies: @Getaclue

  120. The super diverse military really worked out for this guy.

    Another car sale “gone wrong” as our shitposting media like to say.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    @Bragadocious

    Here's a pro tip: never sell your car to someone named Jamaal.

  121. @hanoiparishilton
    Regarding "McNamara's Morons", see...

    https://vimeo.com/376395963

    (The MM experiment was reviewed empirically in the 1980s by DoD adult education consultant Thomas G. Sticht who concluded that it actually worked out mostly OK.)

    Replies: @Sym, @VivaLaMigra, @hanoiparishilton

    Yo, Sym…

    I have an eBook under construction which takes on-board much more than I had covered in the above-linked video. Turns out that fatal misfueling events in both military and civilian aviation were quite common but much reduced after hose nozzles/receiving ports were mandatorily modified in the 1990s to foreclose such a possibility. Didn’t need to be a moron to cause such catastrophes according to hotshot aerospace engineers responding to that video. I had been tentatively communicating decades ago with a likely non-McNamara’s Moron USMC truck driver at Chu Lai in 1968-69 (who’s long-since died) whom I think was trying to expiate his anguish over having likely caused the C-123 disaster. Here is my own link to Sticht’s DoD research… https://cultivateunderstanding.com/pdfjs-2.3.200-dist/web/viewer.html?file=../..//Digital_Media/VN_firsthand_online/Sticht_on_P100K.pdf

  122. @Bragadocious
    The super diverse military really worked out for this guy.

    https://cnycentral.com/resources/media/2c734cd3-be54-478d-b049-24f1acd02ad6-large16x9_missingsoldier.jpg?1608479973219

    Another car sale "gone wrong" as our shitposting media like to say.

    Replies: @Jack D

    Here’s a pro tip: never sell your car to someone named Jamaal.

  123. @Jack D
    @Sean


    Because there is video of him applying the technique for several minutes on an already handcuffed arrestee who died under him, Chauvin is as good as convicted.
     
    Not that simple. We have a very high burden for conviction - beyond a reasonable doubt. Chauvin's defense doesn't have to prove that he is completely innocent, just that reasonable doubt exists about his guilt. They will surely bring in experts to testify that Chauvin was just applying the techniques that he was taught to use in the police academy and that Floyd died of drug overdose and not as a result of anything that Chauvin did. The prosecution's witnesses will say otherwise but now you have dueling experts - can the jury really say beyond a reasonable doubt that the prosecution experts are right and the defense experts are completely wrong? It's not nearly as open and shut as you think.

    Juries are generally reluctant to convict police of murder except in the most egregious cases and all Chauvin needs is for one juror to hold out. They can retry him but after 2 or 3 trials with the same result the prosecutors eventually give up. Convicting someone on the internet and convicting them in real life are two completely different things. In Baltimore, the prosecution completely struck out on the Freddie Gray case.

    https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ci-miller-pretrial-motions-20160727-story.html

    Replies: @Sean

    There is a difference between how Chauvin’s trial will go and the latitude that might be given to a Dirty Harry type by a jury. The key to the public’s attitude in my opinion is that Chauvin did nothing brave and that is a very damning implicit part of the action in the video, whereby what Chauvin did violated the–admittedly idealized–image of a manly thin blue line that juries have of cops. The camera caught minutes of Chauvin looking not only unjust but vicious and effete (for he was never in the slightest danger as proven by him resting his hands on his thighs), jurors’ sympathy for him is going to be very much affected by him failing to even try and to live up to the Hollywood fantasy.

    Kind of like the US Special Forces at Raqqa where they did not lose a single man but just called in artillery and thousands of B52 strikes on the city, killing no-one-knows how many helpless noncombatants. The special forces are highly technical, and the personnel not all that young. The toughest soldiers in the US army are not special forces but Light Infantry: the Ranger Regiment, where there are a lot more blacks than in the Seals ECT. The army is a killing machine, the police are not.

    • Agree: Johnny Rico
    • Replies: @Getaclue
    @Sean

    I've watched all of the video -- not just the end part that was released for months -- if the Jury is allowed to see it in its entirety they will see man/giant Floyd seriously resisting arrest for a number of minutes and not being controllable at all -- that's how he ended up in that restraint position. The other cops tried to deal with him at GREAT length and could not get the very big and burly Floyd into the back of the Squad Car -- this is why Chauvin got involved and Floyd ended up in that position. (I don't like the militarization of the Police -- the Israelis coming in and teaching these tactics to Departments in the USA as they did here should NEVER have been allowed -- but the fact is the Black Police Chief was responsible for this training in what is a very "Progressive" location and Department -- Chauvin won't be penalized for this if a decent Attorney presents it properly to a decent Jury....).

    The actual facts at the scene and on the complete video could well offset what you have said here. I've actually been a Prosecutor and Defense Lawyer -- if he gets a very good Criminal Trial Lawyer with lots of experience in these cases (generally I have found that these cases are tried by Lawyers who basically specialize in this....) and a fair jury he has a good chance of being found Not Guilty given the totality of facts at issue. The question is as to whether he will get either of these and especially the second. Floyd died of "hooping" -- as he stated -- sticking drugs up his butt (and perhaps elsewhere). Although the Mainslime Media went into over drive lying to make him a Saint and to cause riots (as they did with Trayvon) he won't play like a Saint in a fair Courtroom where the entire video is played. The outcome is far from a done deal.

    Replies: @Sean

  124. @VivaLaMigra
    @hanoiparishilton

    That vid is rather disjointed and only touched on MacNamara's Morons. As for the crash of the piston-engined cargo plane due a "dumb truck driver" putting "diesel fuel" [actually, it would have been jet fuel, aka kerosene] into it instead of high-octane avgas, that's bunk. A technically qualified GROUND CREW would have carried out the actual refueling operation, not the truck driver.

    Replies: @Hanoi Paris Hilton

    The video was both unscripted and unedited and I didn’t get to go as deeply into the misfueling in that class presentation (of which the posting was of a straight-ahead video capture/screen grab). Look also at my reply to “Sym” above.

    I doubt whether there was any hotshot ground crew at the funky airstrip in Chu Lai routinely supervising the tank truck driver; and while in principle, the C-123’s crew chief and/or loadmaster were required to personally oversee fueling events, the crew chief died in the crash. And while the loadmaster survived —and evidently went back several times into the flaming wreckage to drag out the living and the dead— his unquestioned heroism may have been motivated in part by his realization that he had maybe dropped the ball with fatal consequences.

    Neither the Marines nor the Air Force ever took any disciplinary actions and over the years I’ve been in contact with C-123 aircrews who were all quite familiar with that sad episode. War is hell.

  125. @Sean
    @The Alarmist

    Did the 101st Airborne behave that way at Little Rock? The commander (who Lee Harvey Oswald later tried to kill) obeyed orders and after becoming the only general to resign in the 20th century made speeches at the the University of Mississippi against the legally mandated end to the all-white university. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (who was also in charge of having Castro assassinated) ordered Edwin Walker confined to a mental asylum on no known legal authority. There are lots of things the Federal government could order integrated in whte heartland states, and yes the army can be used. The armed forces oath is to obey the president's orders and combat enemies foreign and domestic.

    Outside of technical specialist branches and special forces ECT, the US army is far less that 70% white, Anyone the regular army is called out against is not going to be presented to them as mainstream, and any sympathy will disappear as soon as one soldier is shot at. The US army has a lot of experience at counter insurgency now. Like the police the army is a safe job with a pension and promotion to a very much higher pension just before retirement for those who don't rock the boat. An officer who tries to get soldiers to risk their lives for no reason might get disobeyed, but if the regular army is sent in enforce a Federal court judgement that is not going to be very dangerous because no one will even try and fight the regular army. Gun ownership is fun but it is no kind of threat to the government's ability to do anything it wants. Biden has said he will pack the Supreme Court.

    Replies: @Jack D, @Whiskey

    Gun ownership puts limits on anarcho tyranny. Shoot and shovel up for home invasion. Anonymous masked dudes shooting the same assailants with revolvers outside urban areas with high camera and cell phone density.

    Moreover an army of say 50% non Whites is sure to produce radicalization through atrocities. Meanwhile closing off promotions and medals to White war fighters for Non White staff and support troops is guaranteed to create a split.

    Modern society runs on skilled White labor. South Africa can’t keep the power on. All those data centers and cameras don’t work without power.

    Moreover control over the feds is so important that: China, Iran, Russia, Japan, Israel, the UK, France, the Koreas, Turkey, and the Saudis at a min will fight for influence and power with various factions.

    Desegregation had broad support. Kill Whitey less among Whitey and likely Latinos seeing themselves as the other White meat. As it’s all black black black black blackety black.

    Taking a mans home and job. Forcing him to eat bugs and weeds is a recipe for civil war. He has literally nothing to lose. Xi is smart enough to understand this. Team blue too stupid to know it.

  126. @NotAnonymous

    the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis
     
    They're calling it murder on defense.gov?

    Replies: @Pop Warner, @Barnard, @AndrewR, @68W58, @Known Fact, @Redman

    Trial for Chauvin et al. is scheduled for March. I have a hard time believing it will go forward that soon. Unless the defense attorneys believe their case is so strong that any guilty verdict will be thrown out post verdict or on appeal.

    I’d love to be in the room during jury selection. Probably will be the most interesting part of this trial.

  127. @AndrewR
    @NotAnonymous

    I noticed that too. It's still arguable whether it was a homicide. Calling it murder is outright libelous.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Art Deco, @Redman

    Chauvin is charged with unintentional murder (sometimes called reckless murder). So frankly, unless one includes “alleged” in the description, either murder or killing is potentially libelous.

    But at this point, if Chauvin is acquitted he may be able to bankrupt all of the world’s media with libel suits and surpass Bezos on the Forbes list. I’d pay to see that happen. It would almost make 2020 worth it.

  128. @Anonymous
    For over two decades I was a background investigator working DoD/USG security clearance investigations. I stopped doing cases late last year. I worked for some Beltway bandit in Northern Virginia after I left the federal government.

    All members of the U.S. military require a security clearance with the minimal level being a secret but can go up to a TS/SCI depending on MOS (specialty).

    When I started doing backgrounds the bulk of my military recruit cases involved enlisted kids from lower-middle families who might’ve been fired from some low-wage job or been arrested/cited by a local PD for having an open container in a high school parking lot. They were mostly bright, articulate, and respectful. You could tell they really wanted to make something of themselves. I enjoyed working with them.

    In the past 5-10 years my military background investigation cases overwhelmingly involved new recruits from low-trust, low-order 3rd world countries (Somalia, Nigeria, Laos, ...) who could barely speak English (even after spending years in U.S. public school) and apparently didn’t feel they needed to cooperate with me in getting a clearance. I would have to contact their references who would invariably hang up on me or not return my phone calls. The few I did manage to interview would lie and say they didn’t know if [subject] is a foreign citizen or born outside the U.S. or has any foreign contacts or relatives overseas. I finally decided to quit the job when I spent over two hours asking some belligerent 3rd-worlder about all of her dozens of siblings/half-siblings/step-siblings in the 3rd world— each with a different last name.

    The job got increasingly pointless and too depressing to continue, so I quit.

    The deal the military gives to these immigrants is great. I was surprised to learn (first hand) that many of them get their U.S. citizenship while still in bootcamp. And after serving they’ll get a lifetime of preferences in all government job hiring and will get VA benefits for life. A sweet deal for anyone in this day and age.

    And the whites in the military don’t seem too concerned with how quickly their country is unraveling. Without exception they care only about pay, bonuses, advancement, and retirement. Most leave the cushy military life for a sweet $150-200k sinecure with a Beltway bandit.

    Replies: @gcochran

    ” Most leave the cushy military life for a sweet $150-200k sinecure with a Beltway bandit.”

    A few, maybe. Not most.

  129. I just passed onto Dr. Sticht my thread postings here, with a link to our host and got this back from him. Certainly not OT and make of it what you will…
    ________

    Hi Alan! Looks like the Defense Board on Diversity and Inclusion might be recommending another Project 100,000 activity to change aptitude requirements for military service. See report at:

    https://media.defense.gov/2020/Dec/18/2002554852/-1/-1/0/DOD-DIVERSITY-AND-INCLUSION-FINAL-BOARD-REPORT.PDF

    “Recommendation 1.4: Remove Aptitude Test Barriers That Adversely Impact Diversity. USD(P&R), in consultation with the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Personnel Testing, will conduct an initial and biennial assessment of all aptitude tests currently administered by the Military Departments to analyze and remove barriers that adversely impact diversity and are unrelated to predictive validity.”

    Thanks for the info you sent. I am no longer active at much of anything now (age 84) but I find the passing show of interest!!

    Merry Christmas and stay well!!

  130. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jake
    @bomag

    The Red Chinese are quaking in their boots at the thought of the US military gone Woke.

    Replies: @Known Fact, @Anonymous

    The Red Chinese are quaking in their boots at the thought of the US military gone Woke.

    They’d better be. The PRC is not ready for a world that is not stabilized by the US. Such a world would have much lower international trade rates, and the PRC lacks autarky.

    Pug boxer after being knocked out by Word Champion: ” I really had him worried towards the end of that last round. He thought he’d killed me.”

  131. Someone on Tucker’s staff reads this blog, this is the top story tonight on Tucker.

  132. Anonymous[290] • Disclaimer says:
    @SunBakedSuburb
    @Corvinus

    "I mean, whitey will be fighting back, correct?"

    Whitey should engage in cultural self-defense which can be done in a number of non-violent and non-criminal ways. Pity the full-hearted young whitey, perhaps fresh from military service, who sees his future melting so beasty black ladies can feel attractive and smart and becomes trapped in a fools crusade with nationalist dummies who haven't a clue they're playing a part in a FBI operation.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    All this talk of fighting during a US breakup — probably won’t happen as described.

    The USSR kind of faded away internally. No serious fights, just almost everybody who supported it changed their mind. The hardline Communist coup against Gorbachev was apparently defeated by a threatened loan refusal [1] and a general sense of futility.
    Something like that appears to be the US future. The US has cities and entire States in open rebellion against the Federal Government — and no governmental entity uses force. Cities have open rebellion against their city government — and don’t use force except defensively.

    Force seems to have become a good deal less useful to governments in recent years.

    Why? Well, force requires both a unified citizen body that believes it has something of value to it and that it can defend this something. It also requires money — lots of it. Beside the weapons, there is food and pay. Remember, though, that the Federal strategic goal would be defensive — fund the cities. Force is not going to fund the cities. [2]

    Let’s suppose that the Federal Government wanted to enforce immigration laws by invading California. Let’s suppose that it actually did so. Can anybody imagine that war as making money, as generating more taxes / fines / confiscations than the cost of the conquest?

    In the late 1800s occupation of the South turned out to be more than the US Federal Government could afford, even though the area was looted and its natural resources removed destructively.

    Scenario: 2023, the cities are in worse shape than they are now. Almost everybody is gone except for the city government and the welfare populations. Even people who can’t get a job elsewhere have left to live in the woods (this is happening now, BTW).

    Can you imagine an expeditionary force from this base capable of conquering and occupying any area whatsoever? And if it did, extracting enough money from that area to cover cost of conquest? More likely, there would be riots under new would-be political leaders, with a slogan such as “Spend the money right here on our earth, and not out in the far space of Schenectady” or “White Plains” or “Hoboken” or wherever.

    Or perhaps you think of the same Federal law enforcement response that finished off the Old South in the 1960s. Can’t be duplicated. The money, income, and national unity that enabled it is gone. The Feds could not support enough enforcement people on the ground to make a difference.

    Or mass settlements of minorities in the countryside. It’s been tried — they return to their major population centers in the cities.

    So — not with a bang, with a whimper. The cities will then empty out as their current population finds it can’t support children. And don’t expect any sympathy, the minorities didn’t extend any when the same thing happened to the White population in the US, the Russian Federation, or Europe.

    Turnabout, they say, is fair play, and giving to charity is easier if your own kids aren’t starving.
    The above would happen against a background of world level disorder, and a great fall in global standard of living and population, all thanks to inefficiencies consequent to the disorders of regional war and diminished trade in a world no longer stabilized by the West.

    In the classic children’s admonition: Then you’ll be sorry. Everybody will. But then it will be too late . . .

    ————————————
    1] Just as the British Empire ended in the Suez crisis with a financial threat by the US (and a nuclear threat from the USSR), not a military defeat.

    2] During the US Civil War there was no need for the North to fund its cities or countrysides. Both were economically productive, so much so that during the Civil War the Federal Government could borrow or issue the money it needed for the Civil War, and actually funded the Civil War and the first transcontinental railway in the US and supported substantial immigration. That’s not the case now. The Feds now are having trouble borrowing enough to meet the needs of a unified nation during peace.

  133. @Sean
    @Jack D

    There is a difference between how Chauvin's trial will go and the latitude that might be given to a Dirty Harry type by a jury. The key to the public's attitude in my opinion is that Chauvin did nothing brave and that is a very damning implicit part of the action in the video, whereby what Chauvin did violated the--admittedly idealized--image of a manly thin blue line that juries have of cops. The camera caught minutes of Chauvin looking not only unjust but vicious and effete (for he was never in the slightest danger as proven by him resting his hands on his thighs), jurors' sympathy for him is going to be very much affected by him failing to even try and to live up to the Hollywood fantasy.


    Kind of like the US Special Forces at Raqqa where they did not lose a single man but just called in artillery and thousands of B52 strikes on the city, killing no-one-knows how many helpless noncombatants. The special forces are highly technical, and the personnel not all that young. The toughest soldiers in the US army are not special forces but Light Infantry: the Ranger Regiment, where there are a lot more blacks than in the Seals ECT. The army is a killing machine, the police are not.

    Replies: @Getaclue

    I’ve watched all of the video — not just the end part that was released for months — if the Jury is allowed to see it in its entirety they will see man/giant Floyd seriously resisting arrest for a number of minutes and not being controllable at all — that’s how he ended up in that restraint position. The other cops tried to deal with him at GREAT length and could not get the very big and burly Floyd into the back of the Squad Car — this is why Chauvin got involved and Floyd ended up in that position. (I don’t like the militarization of the Police — the Israelis coming in and teaching these tactics to Departments in the USA as they did here should NEVER have been allowed — but the fact is the Black Police Chief was responsible for this training in what is a very “Progressive” location and Department — Chauvin won’t be penalized for this if a decent Attorney presents it properly to a decent Jury….).

    The actual facts at the scene and on the complete video could well offset what you have said here. I’ve actually been a Prosecutor and Defense Lawyer — if he gets a very good Criminal Trial Lawyer with lots of experience in these cases (generally I have found that these cases are tried by Lawyers who basically specialize in this….) and a fair jury he has a good chance of being found Not Guilty given the totality of facts at issue. The question is as to whether he will get either of these and especially the second. Floyd died of “hooping” — as he stated — sticking drugs up his butt (and perhaps elsewhere). Although the Mainslime Media went into over drive lying to make him a Saint and to cause riots (as they did with Trayvon) he won’t play like a Saint in a fair Courtroom where the entire video is played. The outcome is far from a done deal.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @Getaclue

    If Floyd had been shot and they had immediately arrested Chauvin, he would have shut up, and could make the spit second decision excuse at trial, but I think he made statements that can be picked apart to show him as dissimulating. The essential point is you are not to keep resisting arrestees like that after the cuffs are on them; that is a hard and fast rule that Chauvin broke. The pay for a police officer compares very favorably with what even experienced special forces operators get, and while cops have a difficult job they are trained and remunerated enough that holding them to certain standards is quite in order.

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/05/29/us/29minn-complaint-chauvin/29minn-complaint-chauvin-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp

    Note the hand placement of Officer Derek. This was for five minutes after Floyd became unresponsive, two of them after the paramedics arrived. Chauvin cannot beat this case unless the prosecutors are only half trying (he's charged with cheating on his taxes so seems they are really going after him) and he manages a trick like the ex cop defendant in the Harvey Milk murder trial of blubbering on a tape while avoiding cross. Like SF, Minnesota is a place where anything can happen, but Chauvin is going to be in a hell of a state after more that a year in virtual solitary. He should take a plea deal. Chauvin's colleagues will flip, and that plus the video makes the case the prosecutor's to lose.

    Replies: @anon

  134. @Austin Slater
    How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?

    Replies: @Ben Solomon the Seventh, @Citizen of a Silly Country, @Ed, @prime noticer, @Richard B

    How long is this fucking scam going to go on? When will whitey start to fight back?

    Good question.

    Could be that taking action is the only cure for their Battered White Syndrome.

  135. @Ben Solomon the Seventh
    @Austin Slater

    Never and if you do we will lay the smackdown

    The reason western society is so decrepit and evil is because of whitey.

    But the People have had enough. We are the future you are the past. We are strong you are weak. We are fecund you are barren. We are creative you are dull

    Your time is up and justice will be done

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Jack D, @Lockean Proviso, @Sick of Orcs, @Richard B

    But the People have had enough. We are the future you are the past.

    The good rabii disagrees. Sounds like he’s already got his bags packed.

    He knows full well his people have been kicked out of so many countries for so long their children learned to skip before they could walk.

  136. @Getaclue
    @Sean

    I've watched all of the video -- not just the end part that was released for months -- if the Jury is allowed to see it in its entirety they will see man/giant Floyd seriously resisting arrest for a number of minutes and not being controllable at all -- that's how he ended up in that restraint position. The other cops tried to deal with him at GREAT length and could not get the very big and burly Floyd into the back of the Squad Car -- this is why Chauvin got involved and Floyd ended up in that position. (I don't like the militarization of the Police -- the Israelis coming in and teaching these tactics to Departments in the USA as they did here should NEVER have been allowed -- but the fact is the Black Police Chief was responsible for this training in what is a very "Progressive" location and Department -- Chauvin won't be penalized for this if a decent Attorney presents it properly to a decent Jury....).

    The actual facts at the scene and on the complete video could well offset what you have said here. I've actually been a Prosecutor and Defense Lawyer -- if he gets a very good Criminal Trial Lawyer with lots of experience in these cases (generally I have found that these cases are tried by Lawyers who basically specialize in this....) and a fair jury he has a good chance of being found Not Guilty given the totality of facts at issue. The question is as to whether he will get either of these and especially the second. Floyd died of "hooping" -- as he stated -- sticking drugs up his butt (and perhaps elsewhere). Although the Mainslime Media went into over drive lying to make him a Saint and to cause riots (as they did with Trayvon) he won't play like a Saint in a fair Courtroom where the entire video is played. The outcome is far from a done deal.

    Replies: @Sean

    If Floyd had been shot and they had immediately arrested Chauvin, he would have shut up, and could make the spit second decision excuse at trial, but I think he made statements that can be picked apart to show him as dissimulating. The essential point is you are not to keep resisting arrestees like that after the cuffs are on them; that is a hard and fast rule that Chauvin broke. The pay for a police officer compares very favorably with what even experienced special forces operators get, and while cops have a difficult job they are trained and remunerated enough that holding them to certain standards is quite in order.

    Note the hand placement of Officer Derek. This was for five minutes after Floyd became unresponsive, two of them after the paramedics arrived. Chauvin cannot beat this case unless the prosecutors are only half trying (he’s charged with cheating on his taxes so seems they are really going after him) and he manages a trick like the ex cop defendant in the Harvey Milk murder trial of blubbering on a tape while avoiding cross. Like SF, Minnesota is a place where anything can happen, but Chauvin is going to be in a hell of a state after more that a year in virtual solitary. He should take a plea deal. Chauvin’s colleagues will flip, and that plus the video makes the case the prosecutor’s to lose.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Sean

    The point is that George Floyd died of an overdose of drugs. Not of strangulation, not of lack of air, but an excess of Fentanyl. You keep gliding away from the facts.

    If the cops had arrived 20 or so minutes later, Floyd would probably have been unconscious or even dead in his car due to the drugs he was using.

    You obviously have some kind of emotional need to punish white police officers and exonerate black criminals, and a lack of reasoning ability. Perhaps you need to see a therapist.

    Replies: @Sean

  137. @Johnny Smoggins
    Any White person serving in the military or police is a traitor and a coward and should be treated as such. No exceptions. Rather than "thanking them for their service (to Israel)", they should be spat upon and excluded from White society.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    [This, considering the circumstances. Wait for it.]

  138. @Greta Handel
    @Hypnotoad666

    By way of specific example, Pat Buchanan wrote that “the killing of George Floyd was an atrocity that cries out for justice” (June 2), a “sadistic public execution” (June 9). He then eased off for a while with the ambiguously passive “death under the knee of” Mr. Chauvin. Then, for a couple months, Mr. Floyd’s was a simple “death,” the official start of political summer.

    And that, for Mr. Buchanan, was the end of the story. He couldn’t have cared less about the official autopsy or the video footage suppressed by DA Keith Ellison. He had moved on because he, too, serves an Establishment that uses media-curated atrocities to keep the sheep fighting among themselves.

    And my guess is that he’s not about to speak to this defense.gov publication, either. He’s an Exceptional! sycophant for Uncle Sam’s Pentagonians.

    Replies: @Anon87

    While I’ll admit his language around Floyd has not been great, I chalked that up to him pretty much being in self imposed quarantine all year, and still retaining a tiny shred of respect for traditional reporting. I think any illusions he had around an only slightly biased media is totally dead after the election. Also, he is getting up there.

    Saying he is rooting for the Pentagon is laughable.

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    @Anon87


    Saying he is rooting for the Pentagon is laughable.
     
    Maybe the joke’s on you.

    One part of Mr. Buchanan’s job is faux dissident on Uncle Sam’s Exceptional! “foreign policy.” His suggestions that “we” can’t afford to beam as much democratic light from the shining city on the Potomac to the rest of the world are always expressed as tactical, practical advice to his Beltway friends, never as principles that vary from the Red+Blue narratives.

    The rulers and governments of countries resistant to Washington hegemony are “foes” or even “enemies,”invariably described as “autocratic, dictator, regime,” etc., to reinforce the notion that “we” should be in charge of as much of the world as practicable.


    I chalked that up to him pretty much being in self imposed quarantine all year, ... Also, he is getting up there.
     
    You must be a longstanding fan. His Establishment take on George Floyd is mirrored in the fact that he remains on record here endorsing the hilarious Uniparty pronouncements about Russian interference in the 2016 Most Important Election Ever.

    I’ve been calling out this columnist’s pronoun and other propaganda for years. If I’m wrong, show your work that refutes mine.

    Replies: @Dissident

  139. @SimplePseudonymicHandle
    There's a corner of Unz Review that drum-beats the inevitable crushing of the US military at the hands of say China in what plays out as stupefying early pubescent fantasy bleeding over and about like Dunning–Kruger Ebola.

    Then there's this. If the military falters, this will be both how and why. Me personally - I would be more surprised to learn Chinese moles had nothing to do with promoting this. That's how they'll defeat us.

    Replies: @Anon87

    The Chinese just have to wait us out to complete our national suicide. No need for violence herr. Any military action will be throwing their weight around in the Pacific.

  140. anon[886] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sean
    @Getaclue

    If Floyd had been shot and they had immediately arrested Chauvin, he would have shut up, and could make the spit second decision excuse at trial, but I think he made statements that can be picked apart to show him as dissimulating. The essential point is you are not to keep resisting arrestees like that after the cuffs are on them; that is a hard and fast rule that Chauvin broke. The pay for a police officer compares very favorably with what even experienced special forces operators get, and while cops have a difficult job they are trained and remunerated enough that holding them to certain standards is quite in order.

    https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/05/29/us/29minn-complaint-chauvin/29minn-complaint-chauvin-jumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp

    Note the hand placement of Officer Derek. This was for five minutes after Floyd became unresponsive, two of them after the paramedics arrived. Chauvin cannot beat this case unless the prosecutors are only half trying (he's charged with cheating on his taxes so seems they are really going after him) and he manages a trick like the ex cop defendant in the Harvey Milk murder trial of blubbering on a tape while avoiding cross. Like SF, Minnesota is a place where anything can happen, but Chauvin is going to be in a hell of a state after more that a year in virtual solitary. He should take a plea deal. Chauvin's colleagues will flip, and that plus the video makes the case the prosecutor's to lose.

    Replies: @anon

    The point is that George Floyd died of an overdose of drugs. Not of strangulation, not of lack of air, but an excess of Fentanyl. You keep gliding away from the facts.

    If the cops had arrived 20 or so minutes later, Floyd would probably have been unconscious or even dead in his car due to the drugs he was using.

    You obviously have some kind of emotional need to punish white police officers and exonerate black criminals, and a lack of reasoning ability. Perhaps you need to see a therapist.

    • Replies: @Sean
    @anon

    A bottle of spirits is enough to kill a teetotaler, if they drink it quick and keep it down. Fentanyl is like that too. It all depends whether you are a regular user. It was not Floyd's first rodeo: so no, he was in all probability not going to pass out let alone die of the drugs he had taken, although I am sure the poor state of health he was in contributed to the miscalculation of Officer Derek. whose colleagues were openly expressing worries that Floyd was going to die. Chauvin ignored them


    You obviously have some kind of emotional need to punish white police officers and exonerate black criminals, and a lack of reasoning ability. Perhaps you need to see a therapist.
     
    Maximal restrain technique is for getting the cuffs on a suspect and specifically not to be used after they are handcuffed. An already handcuffed Floyd was kept in a maximal restrain for nine minutes, five of them after he became unresponsive and two after paramedics arrived. Chauvin violated the procedures and because Floyd died there is going to be a trial at which Chauvin will have legal representation and an oppertunity to present his defence, and the prosecution will have to prove its case and overcome the presumption of innocence. He can't be required to take the stand. So he has huge advantages and may walk free. Maybe not though.
  141. @Anon87
    @Greta Handel

    While I'll admit his language around Floyd has not been great, I chalked that up to him pretty much being in self imposed quarantine all year, and still retaining a tiny shred of respect for traditional reporting. I think any illusions he had around an only slightly biased media is totally dead after the election. Also, he is getting up there.

    Saying he is rooting for the Pentagon is laughable.

    Replies: @Greta Handel

    Saying he is rooting for the Pentagon is laughable.

    Maybe the joke’s on you.

    One part of Mr. Buchanan’s job is faux dissident on Uncle Sam’s Exceptional! “foreign policy.” His suggestions that “we” can’t afford to beam as much democratic light from the shining city on the Potomac to the rest of the world are always expressed as tactical, practical advice to his Beltway friends, never as principles that vary from the Red+Blue narratives.

    The rulers and governments of countries resistant to Washington hegemony are “foes” or even “enemies,”invariably described as “autocratic, dictator, regime,” etc., to reinforce the notion that “we” should be in charge of as much of the world as practicable.

    I chalked that up to him pretty much being in self imposed quarantine all year, … Also, he is getting up there.

    You must be a longstanding fan. His Establishment take on George Floyd is mirrored in the fact that he remains on record here endorsing the hilarious Uniparty pronouncements about Russian interference in the 2016 Most Important Election Ever.

    I’ve been calling out this columnist’s pronoun and other propaganda for years. If I’m wrong, show your work that refutes mine.

    • Replies: @Dissident
    @Greta Handel


    One part of Mr. Buchanan’s job is faux dissident on Uncle Sam’s Exceptional! “foreign policy.” His suggestions that “we” can’t afford to beam as much democratic light from the shining city on the Potomac to the rest of the world are always expressed as tactical, practical advice to his Beltway friends, never as principles that vary from the Red+Blue narratives.
     
    You raise compelling arguments and criticisms.

    Is Mr. Buchanan's record with regard to US intervention in Asia and Latin America (especially during the administrations that he served under and championed, i.e., those of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan), and its contrast against his (primarily later) rhetoric against US intervention, esp. in the Middle East, not particularly instructive here?

    Also consider the fact that Mr. Buchanan at one time drove a Mercedes-Benz while championing "America-First" protectionist trade policies. Does such behavior not cast doubt upon the sincerity of said views and positions?

    All that said, how many politicians can claim a record free of hypocrisy, inconsistency or otherwise above-reproach? Is expecting or demanding moral integrity in a politician anything other than a fool's game? Taking it as a given that no candidate for public office, once elected, fully lives-up to the promises and rhetoric of his campaign; and that Mr. Buchanan would be no exception to that rule, it might be germane here to ask: Had Mr. Buchanan succeeded in any of the runs he has made for the US Presidency, how much worse would he have been in office than either any of those he ran against or any of those who have served?

    Replies: @Greta Handel

  142. @Greta Handel
    @Anon87


    Saying he is rooting for the Pentagon is laughable.
     
    Maybe the joke’s on you.

    One part of Mr. Buchanan’s job is faux dissident on Uncle Sam’s Exceptional! “foreign policy.” His suggestions that “we” can’t afford to beam as much democratic light from the shining city on the Potomac to the rest of the world are always expressed as tactical, practical advice to his Beltway friends, never as principles that vary from the Red+Blue narratives.

    The rulers and governments of countries resistant to Washington hegemony are “foes” or even “enemies,”invariably described as “autocratic, dictator, regime,” etc., to reinforce the notion that “we” should be in charge of as much of the world as practicable.


    I chalked that up to him pretty much being in self imposed quarantine all year, ... Also, he is getting up there.
     
    You must be a longstanding fan. His Establishment take on George Floyd is mirrored in the fact that he remains on record here endorsing the hilarious Uniparty pronouncements about Russian interference in the 2016 Most Important Election Ever.

    I’ve been calling out this columnist’s pronoun and other propaganda for years. If I’m wrong, show your work that refutes mine.

    Replies: @Dissident

    One part of Mr. Buchanan’s job is faux dissident on Uncle Sam’s Exceptional! “foreign policy.” His suggestions that “we” can’t afford to beam as much democratic light from the shining city on the Potomac to the rest of the world are always expressed as tactical, practical advice to his Beltway friends, never as principles that vary from the Red+Blue narratives.

    You raise compelling arguments and criticisms.

    Is Mr. Buchanan’s record with regard to US intervention in Asia and Latin America (especially during the administrations that he served under and championed, i.e., those of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan), and its contrast against his (primarily later) rhetoric against US intervention, esp. in the Middle East, not particularly instructive here?

    Also consider the fact that Mr. Buchanan at one time drove a Mercedes-Benz while championing “America-First” protectionist trade policies. Does such behavior not cast doubt upon the sincerity of said views and positions?

    All that said, how many politicians can claim a record free of hypocrisy, inconsistency or otherwise above-reproach? Is expecting or demanding moral integrity in a politician anything other than a fool’s game? Taking it as a given that no candidate for public office, once elected, fully lives-up to the promises and rhetoric of his campaign; and that Mr. Buchanan would be no exception to that rule, it might be germane here to ask: Had Mr. Buchanan succeeded in any of the runs he has made for the US Presidency, how much worse would he have been in office than either any of those he ran against or any of those who have served?

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    @Dissident

    It looks like I may have hit the wrong REPLY button, please see my nearby response to your last three questions.

  143. Thank you, Dissident. I’ll expand a couple of your questions in the interests of time and clarity. But my answers would be the same.

    All that said, how many politicians can claim a record free of hypocrisy, inconsistency or otherwise above-reproach?

    They’re not men who would likely make that claim, but Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich from what I have seen exhibit those qualities relative to their peers. As confirmed by their Presidential campaigns being squelched and smeared by the Establishment.

    After typing the preceding sentence, I searched for each in Mr. Buchanan’s columns archived here. He apparently hasn’t written “Kucinich” since at least 2013. I did find a few mentions of Dr. Paul, including in A Russophobic Rant from Congress (December 9, 2014) that illustrates the subsequent decay of “Mr. Paleoconservative.” It would be interesting to see what he had to say during their 2004 (Kucinich), 2008 (both), and 2012 (Paul) campaigns.

    Is expecting or demanding moral integrity or anything else worthwhile in a politician anything other than a fool’s game?

    Not in Red+Blue Washington.

    Had Mr. Buchanan succeeded in any of the runs he has made for the US Presidency, how much worse or better would he have been in office than either any of those he ran against or any of those who have served?

    No one can honestly say, not even Mr. Buchanan. But history up to and including that of Mr. Trump teaches that the differences would be infinitesimal relative to the hype used to keep people voting for more of the same.

    • Thanks: Dissident
    • Replies: @Anon87
    @Greta Handel

    I like Ron Paul too, but for all his talk he made sure to bring home the bacon just like the rest do when it comes to pork. Dr. No, but not all the time. The point being, no one is going to be 100% pure (which usually means "agrees with me").

    I'm curious, and I promise I do not mean to be snarky, who do you find above reproach? I'd be interested to see who I might be overlooking if there is someone "better" than Pat. Kucinich?

    Replies: @Greta Handel

  144. @Dissident
    @Greta Handel


    One part of Mr. Buchanan’s job is faux dissident on Uncle Sam’s Exceptional! “foreign policy.” His suggestions that “we” can’t afford to beam as much democratic light from the shining city on the Potomac to the rest of the world are always expressed as tactical, practical advice to his Beltway friends, never as principles that vary from the Red+Blue narratives.
     
    You raise compelling arguments and criticisms.

    Is Mr. Buchanan's record with regard to US intervention in Asia and Latin America (especially during the administrations that he served under and championed, i.e., those of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan), and its contrast against his (primarily later) rhetoric against US intervention, esp. in the Middle East, not particularly instructive here?

    Also consider the fact that Mr. Buchanan at one time drove a Mercedes-Benz while championing "America-First" protectionist trade policies. Does such behavior not cast doubt upon the sincerity of said views and positions?

    All that said, how many politicians can claim a record free of hypocrisy, inconsistency or otherwise above-reproach? Is expecting or demanding moral integrity in a politician anything other than a fool's game? Taking it as a given that no candidate for public office, once elected, fully lives-up to the promises and rhetoric of his campaign; and that Mr. Buchanan would be no exception to that rule, it might be germane here to ask: Had Mr. Buchanan succeeded in any of the runs he has made for the US Presidency, how much worse would he have been in office than either any of those he ran against or any of those who have served?

    Replies: @Greta Handel

    It looks like I may have hit the wrong REPLY button, please see my nearby response to your last three questions.

  145. @Greta Handel
    Thank you, Dissident. I’ll expand a couple of your questions in the interests of time and clarity. But my answers would be the same.

    All that said, how many politicians can claim a record free of hypocrisy, inconsistency or otherwise above-reproach?
     
    They’re not men who would likely make that claim, but Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich from what I have seen exhibit those qualities relative to their peers. As confirmed by their Presidential campaigns being squelched and smeared by the Establishment.

    After typing the preceding sentence, I searched for each in Mr. Buchanan’s columns archived here. He apparently hasn’t written “Kucinich” since at least 2013. I did find a few mentions of Dr. Paul, including in A Russophobic Rant from Congress (December 9, 2014) that illustrates the subsequent decay of “Mr. Paleoconservative.” It would be interesting to see what he had to say during their 2004 (Kucinich), 2008 (both), and 2012 (Paul) campaigns.


    Is expecting or demanding moral integrity or anything else worthwhile in a politician anything other than a fool’s game?
     
    Not in Red+Blue Washington.

    Had Mr. Buchanan succeeded in any of the runs he has made for the US Presidency, how much worse or better would he have been in office than either any of those he ran against or any of those who have served?
     
    No one can honestly say, not even Mr. Buchanan. But history up to and including that of Mr. Trump teaches that the differences would be infinitesimal relative to the hype used to keep people voting for more of the same.

    Replies: @Anon87

    I like Ron Paul too, but for all his talk he made sure to bring home the bacon just like the rest do when it comes to pork. Dr. No, but not all the time. The point being, no one is going to be 100% pure (which usually means “agrees with me”).

    I’m curious, and I promise I do not mean to be snarky, who do you find above reproach? I’d be interested to see who I might be overlooking if there is someone “better” than Pat. Kucinich?

    • Replies: @Greta Handel
    @Anon87

    No one’s “above reproach,” but to answer an unloaded version of your question:

    1. I don’t vote, and I encourage you to follow suit, especially when it comes to Red+Blue candidates for “federal” office. But if you want me to pick among the recent lot, I’ll stick with the two I named for Dissident. (Tulsi Gabbard said some good things about Big War, but so did Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, who I never trusted either. And, as expected, she ended up endorsing Mr. Biden.)

    2. If you’re talking about columnists preferable to Mr. Buchanan, you don’t even need to leave this website to do far better when it comes to calling out the Exceptional! warmongering that has done so much fiscal, physical, and spiritual harm: for starters, try Gilad Atzmon, Jonathan Cook, Linh Dinh, Pepe Escobar, Phil Giraldi, C. J. Hopkins, and Mike Whitney.

    Replies: @Anon87

  146. @Anon87
    @Greta Handel

    I like Ron Paul too, but for all his talk he made sure to bring home the bacon just like the rest do when it comes to pork. Dr. No, but not all the time. The point being, no one is going to be 100% pure (which usually means "agrees with me").

    I'm curious, and I promise I do not mean to be snarky, who do you find above reproach? I'd be interested to see who I might be overlooking if there is someone "better" than Pat. Kucinich?

    Replies: @Greta Handel

    No one’s “above reproach,” but to answer an unloaded version of your question:

    1. I don’t vote, and I encourage you to follow suit, especially when it comes to Red+Blue candidates for “federal” office. But if you want me to pick among the recent lot, I’ll stick with the two I named for Dissident. (Tulsi Gabbard said some good things about Big War, but so did Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, who I never trusted either. And, as expected, she ended up endorsing Mr. Biden.)

    2. If you’re talking about columnists preferable to Mr. Buchanan, you don’t even need to leave this website to do far better when it comes to calling out the Exceptional! warmongering that has done so much fiscal, physical, and spiritual harm: for starters, try Gilad Atzmon, Jonathan Cook, Linh Dinh, Pepe Escobar, Phil Giraldi, C. J. Hopkins, and Mike Whitney.

    • Replies: @Anon87
    @Greta Handel

    1) Yes, I might be pretty much done with voting. Maybe a random local election (minus school budget votes, which are always a forgone conclusion)

    2) Thank you for the recommendations. Only familiar with one of those.

  147. @anon
    @Sean

    The point is that George Floyd died of an overdose of drugs. Not of strangulation, not of lack of air, but an excess of Fentanyl. You keep gliding away from the facts.

    If the cops had arrived 20 or so minutes later, Floyd would probably have been unconscious or even dead in his car due to the drugs he was using.

    You obviously have some kind of emotional need to punish white police officers and exonerate black criminals, and a lack of reasoning ability. Perhaps you need to see a therapist.

    Replies: @Sean

    A bottle of spirits is enough to kill a teetotaler, if they drink it quick and keep it down. Fentanyl is like that too. It all depends whether you are a regular user. It was not Floyd’s first rodeo: so no, he was in all probability not going to pass out let alone die of the drugs he had taken, although I am sure the poor state of health he was in contributed to the miscalculation of Officer Derek. whose colleagues were openly expressing worries that Floyd was going to die. Chauvin ignored them

    You obviously have some kind of emotional need to punish white police officers and exonerate black criminals, and a lack of reasoning ability. Perhaps you need to see a therapist.

    Maximal restrain technique is for getting the cuffs on a suspect and specifically not to be used after they are handcuffed. An already handcuffed Floyd was kept in a maximal restrain for nine minutes, five of them after he became unresponsive and two after paramedics arrived. Chauvin violated the procedures and because Floyd died there is going to be a trial at which Chauvin will have legal representation and an oppertunity to present his defence, and the prosecution will have to prove its case and overcome the presumption of innocence. He can’t be required to take the stand. So he has huge advantages and may walk free. Maybe not though.

    • Agree: Johnny Rico
  148. @Greta Handel
    @Anon87

    No one’s “above reproach,” but to answer an unloaded version of your question:

    1. I don’t vote, and I encourage you to follow suit, especially when it comes to Red+Blue candidates for “federal” office. But if you want me to pick among the recent lot, I’ll stick with the two I named for Dissident. (Tulsi Gabbard said some good things about Big War, but so did Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump, who I never trusted either. And, as expected, she ended up endorsing Mr. Biden.)

    2. If you’re talking about columnists preferable to Mr. Buchanan, you don’t even need to leave this website to do far better when it comes to calling out the Exceptional! warmongering that has done so much fiscal, physical, and spiritual harm: for starters, try Gilad Atzmon, Jonathan Cook, Linh Dinh, Pepe Escobar, Phil Giraldi, C. J. Hopkins, and Mike Whitney.

    Replies: @Anon87

    1) Yes, I might be pretty much done with voting. Maybe a random local election (minus school budget votes, which are always a forgone conclusion)

    2) Thank you for the recommendations. Only familiar with one of those.

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