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If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution:

This should-be-famous photo of 35 Navy SEALs during Tiger Woods’ spell wanting to join them after the death of his Green Beret father always struck me as who would have ultimate power in the USA bereft of rule of law.

But nobody else seems to see it this way.

Well, we shall see…

 
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  1. You got my vote…SAILER!! SAILER ! SAILER!

  2. Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?

    • Replies: @George
    @PiltdownMan

    A few of the dumberer ones have been arrested.

    https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/lore-elisabeth-blumenthal/

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Antonius, @Hibernian

    , @tyrone
    @PiltdownMan

    You mean like in the old America? while your Faith in the rule of law ,constitution ,equal justice , et.al. is touching who do you think is in control now? if Trump wins in november John Kerry has already served notice the revolution will be going loud. And the moral of the story is …..stockpile your weapons and ammo now….seriously

    , @theMann
    @PiltdownMan

    It will stop when the armed citizens of the Republic stop it. I suggest, at a minimum, two 4 man teams working in tandem. A 4 man fire team forward, a second 4 man team in support. Send the scum to hell, and then deal with the Public Officials.

    For a little inspiration, start with the Cincinnati riot of 1888. Just so that you will know that ultimately, you are in charge, as long as you act.

    And remember this: currently, Public Officials not doing their jobs is Dereliction of Duty, Violation of their Oaths of Office, probably in sum, a species of Sedition, and definitely a hefty, hefty, dose of cowardice. When they refuse to deal with the Mob, and then attempt to prosecute you in dealing with the Mob, they move to flat out, unequivocal TREASON, because they are then aiding and abetting an armed enemy of the United States.

    We can put a stop to the violence in a day, it requires only the will to do so. Along the way, just don't forget that, in order, your real enemies are: 1. Academics 2. Media People 3. Race baiting Public Officials.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @V. K. Ovelund

    , @Charon
    @PiltdownMan

    "Arrested?" By whom? "Law?" Racist much?

    What are you even talking about.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @PiltdownMan

    Not if they make sure to wear their face diapers.

    Thanks to WuFlu we now have dystopian temperature checks at my firm's entrances that rely on camera based facial recognition.

    They fail to read if I have my neck gaiter over my nose. Heck, they fail to read if I have my fist in front of my chin. This is for a generalized algorithm that is not looking for a specific face.

    The takeaway is that defeating facial recognition is trivially easy with any sort of face covering.

    I also enjoy arguing with the tough guy rent-a-cops that removing one's mask for the temp check defeats the whole purpose of the company's stupid mandatory masks in the building edict.

    , @Clyde
    @PiltdownMan


    Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?
     
    If the rampage is going on in a liberal city then the police do not get involved. Might be per the orders of the mayor or the police are shirking due to them getting lawsuits and prosecutions.

    The Albert Pike statue in DC, that was just torn down. This was on Federal Land and you would think the Feds could muster up some police to protect it.

    VIDEO HERE of the rabble pulling it down-- https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/06/20/watch-police-standby-as-protestors-desecrate-a-dc-statue-n2570989
    , @Ed
    @PiltdownMan

    Yes, I think the Dem approach is to not confront the protestors in the act as to avoid the visual of confrontation. However they’ll use surveillance to circle back and arrest the perps, still with Soro’s DAs all over the country most will probably get a slap on the wrist.

  3. Up for Matins, Steve?

  4. It would be easier for president Sailer to bomb the hell out of some third world country than use these guys to protect Washington …….evil neo -con generals ya know

    • Agree: BB753, Kyle, anonymous1963
  5. Some of these guys are active on Twitter and social media. Their thoughts on the current activities are rather interesting.

    • Replies: @Corn
    @Polynikes

    I don’t know any of these guys. What are their thoughts?

    Replies: @Polynikes

    , @Anonymous
    @Polynikes

    Can you give us some pointers?

    , @Wannabetee
    @Polynikes

    Can you give us some pointers?

    , @res
    @Polynikes

    Can you give some pointers or a summary? Thanks.

    , @Anon Duge
    @Polynikes

    What are some of their social media handles?

  6. @PiltdownMan
    Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?

    Replies: @George, @tyrone, @theMann, @Charon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Clyde, @Ed

    A few of the dumberer ones have been arrested.

    https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/lore-elisabeth-blumenthal/

    • Replies: @Charon
    @George

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/how-not-to-get-canceled-over-which-books-you-own/#comment-3975077

    Whatever you do, don't notice too much.

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @George

    It seems the the cops are willing to go after rioters that attack cops. Attacking regular citizens, not so much.

    , @Antonius
    @George

    No happy ending I take it?

    , @Hibernian
    @George

    Doxxing of someone who needed to be doxxed. I'm not a fan of Federal jurisdiction based on the fact that the burned out patrol car was bought with Federal aid, but the Philadelphia PD didn't even seem interested in the case, not to mention the woke DA.

  7. Seems to me that some retired SEALs could be having themselves a lot of fun in CHOP right now, were they so inclined.

    • Replies: @Bert
    @Russ

    The reduction of Fort CHOP appears likely on July 4.

    https://prntly.com/2020/06/13/event-to-liberate-seattle-goes-viral-as-bikers-nationwide-vow-to-remove-antifa-barricades/

    Replies: @Corn, @anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Almost Missouri, @res

  8. @Russ
    Seems to me that some retired SEALs could be having themselves a lot of fun in CHOP right now, were they so inclined.

    Replies: @Bert

    • Replies: @Corn
    @Bert

    I think these “CHAZ is getting cleaned out July 4th” stories are mostly internet rumors and Fed traps.

    Be funny if they were true though. I’ll be popping popcorn and watching the livestream.

    , @anonymous
    @Bert

    If this happens, it will be exactly what the Dems/NY Times/CNN have been praying for...a bunch of violent white people finally surfaces.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Bert

    If this happens the media will be all, "Look, Nazis!" and spin it into something far worse than Charlottesville.

    , @Almost Missouri
    @Bert

    That's interesting.

    Of course once Facebook notices this, they will immediately cancel the group because something or other. Maybe the bikers will already have sufficient communications that Facebook deplatforming them won't matter though. Could go either way.

    In general, comms is the Achilles heel of heritage America (the real #Resistance). While the GlobaLeft can freely publicize, proclaim, organize, advertise, communicate, discuss, form and reform on any and all public and private communications platforms, the conservative right is severely curtailed. Anything that verges into actual action is immediately shut off, usually accompanied by a furious—but strangely proforma—denouncement.

    When the civil war reaches the kinetic phase, the GlobaLeft forces, though inferior in domestic numbers and competence, will have a profound advantage in organization, operating rapidity, and global PR thanks to their total dominance of all major comms networks. The right will be reduced to reacting to whatever its numerous but locally disparate groups can see and say. It's the classic way a smaller but nimbler force defeats a larger and more powerful one.

    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.

    Replies: @Znzn, @The Wild Geese Howard, @The Alarmist, @vhrm

    , @res
    @Bert

    Should be interesting. If it does happen, I suspect the city leaders will rediscover their spine (at least in some contexts) and the police will rediscover their effectiveness.

  9. @PiltdownMan
    Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?

    Replies: @George, @tyrone, @theMann, @Charon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Clyde, @Ed

    You mean like in the old America? while your Faith in the rule of law ,constitution ,equal justice , et.al. is touching who do you think is in control now? if Trump wins in november John Kerry has already served notice the revolution will be going loud. And the moral of the story is …..stockpile your weapons and ammo now….seriously

  10. @PiltdownMan
    Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?

    Replies: @George, @tyrone, @theMann, @Charon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Clyde, @Ed

    It will stop when the armed citizens of the Republic stop it. I suggest, at a minimum, two 4 man teams working in tandem. A 4 man fire team forward, a second 4 man team in support. Send the scum to hell, and then deal with the Public Officials.

    For a little inspiration, start with the Cincinnati riot of 1888. Just so that you will know that ultimately, you are in charge, as long as you act.

    And remember this: currently, Public Officials not doing their jobs is Dereliction of Duty, Violation of their Oaths of Office, probably in sum, a species of Sedition, and definitely a hefty, hefty, dose of cowardice. When they refuse to deal with the Mob, and then attempt to prosecute you in dealing with the Mob, they move to flat out, unequivocal TREASON, because they are then aiding and abetting an armed enemy of the United States.

    We can put a stop to the violence in a day, it requires only the will to do so. Along the way, just don’t forget that, in order, your real enemies are: 1. Academics 2. Media People 3. Race baiting Public Officials.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    @theMann

    0. The financial elite, who use all these useful idiots to cover for their plundering via the Fed.

    , @V. K. Ovelund
    @theMann

    The law, as practically enforced, probably prohibits readers (including me) from public agreement with your seditious comment. Silence by other readers thus implies either agreement or disagreement.

    (@Steve Sailer, no one would think the less of you if you just deleted my remark. After all, to speak of sedition even in neutral terms is hot.)

  11. If I were president I would immediately conclude a peace agreement with the Taliban. My only condition for a very favorable agreement would be the Taliban would give me 100,000 of their best fighters to be my security detail. The Romans did something like this with a motley group of ‘Germanii’ and it worked for centuries. I figure 1000 in each state capital and the rest in DC NY LA ECT would change some attitudes.

  12. OT but I saw Susan Rice on Bill Maher last nite. Politics aside,can you imagine eight years of looking at that ugly face of hers?
    Yes,women in politics are homely as all get out,but Rice…Jesus.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @OsgoodDeLaPoopoo

    Osie, Susan Rice had work done on that mug. You can find berfore photos of her online.

  13. If Dementia Joe gets elected President, and his handlers turn loose BLM to make Whitey finally pay for his White sins against the Immaculately Conceived Numinous Negro, you think any part of the US military will act to end that Bolshevism?

    The US military, including every elite unit, has been propagandized relentlessly over the past 20 years to become pro-Politically Correct, to be tolerant of Cultural Marxist, to see and love all Diversity as the core of America. Soldiers follow orders.

    I think we are much more likely to see the US military treat all non-Leftist whites the way Sherman treated Southern civilians (with Lincoln’s full approval) and the way the Union Army treated Confederate prisoners in Elmira Prison and Camp Douglas than we are to see US soldiers act to end the madness and save whites and parts of America.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Jake

    I’m sure you’re right.

  14. Tiger is no dummy. Great group he is posing with. Not only some of our best and brightest minds, but also some of the bravest hearts. These guys should be fathering lots of babies (with their wives) to provide hope for the coming generations. Rioters, looters, rapists and other criminals, not so much.

  15. Speaking of racially homogenous armed force, this is a group shot of recent LAPD cadets.

    It really bolsters the idea that 21st century US govt will have a monopoly on violence. The second row in particular inspires confidence. They’re really the lock-n-load types.

    This will end well.

    https://twitter.com/kingcowpoke/status/1274017024255987719?s=20

    • Agree: Jack Armstrong
    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @anon

    Thanks!

    And holy shit that picture is terrifying!

    , @Redneck farmer
    @anon

    "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

    , @Phantom
    @anon

    This is a HIGH SCHOOL group, not LAPD graduating class, on June 23, 2017. (Kind of like a high school ROTC, but for the LAPD, as a way to reach out to the inner city community.) These are NOT cops, so don't worry about it.

    , @Mr. Anon
    @anon


    This is the LAPD graduating class.

    Do you understand yet? pic.twitter.com/PfaVRbeCeU
     
    What can one say to that picture but...............Defund the Police!
  16. @PiltdownMan
    Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?

    Replies: @George, @tyrone, @theMann, @Charon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Clyde, @Ed

    “Arrested?” By whom? “Law?” Racist much?

    What are you even talking about.

  17. @Polynikes
    Some of these guys are active on Twitter and social media. Their thoughts on the current activities are rather interesting.

    Replies: @Corn, @Anonymous, @Wannabetee, @res, @Anon Duge

    I don’t know any of these guys. What are their thoughts?

    • Replies: @Polynikes
    @Corn

    Sorry. Wrote that quick and should’ve elaborated.

    I’ve listened to or read several guys now from the SEALs or Green Berets who are pretty adamant that the social unrest currently here seems coordinated and very closely resembles something they might either be tasked with countering or even creating (in the case of the GBs) in other countries.

    Replies: @Ed

  18. @George
    @PiltdownMan

    A few of the dumberer ones have been arrested.

    https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/lore-elisabeth-blumenthal/

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Antonius, @Hibernian

  19. I was under the impression that SEALs were on the older side, for front-line soldiers at least. These guys all seem pretty young.

    • Replies: @Goatweed
    @Anon

    As a seventy year old everyone looks really young.

    Paul Harrell seems young and he retired from the military.

    , @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang
    @Anon

    SEALS are fairly interesting in the military in that you can apply directly to be a SEAL. You can go as a 19 year old kid to a recruiter and, with grit and luck, emerge as a SEAL of ~21 when you exit the pipeline.
    The closest analogous units in the Army are not direct ascension, you apply to be a “something” (infantry, medic etc) and afternoon you do a good job in that you can work your way into the Cool Guy Teams.
    I don’t know for sure how the USMC does it but I’m 90% sure it’s the Army model.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    , @Diversity Heretic
    @Anon

    The physical requirements for SEALs and Special Forces are so demanding that they become difficult to meet after about 30 years of age.

    Replies: @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    , @Chrisnonymous
    @Anon

    I think the age cutoff for BUD/S is 24 or used to be. They may have raised it to provide more fodder for the forever war, but when I was 22, I decided not to join the navy because that would have given me just two years to qualify for BUD/S and if I didn't do it, I would be stuck as an enlisted sailor, which would suck. (At the time, I was lifting a lot but couldn't run around the block for beans, so I wasn't sure I could meet qualifying times.)

  20. @Bert
    @Russ

    The reduction of Fort CHOP appears likely on July 4.

    https://prntly.com/2020/06/13/event-to-liberate-seattle-goes-viral-as-bikers-nationwide-vow-to-remove-antifa-barricades/

    Replies: @Corn, @anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Almost Missouri, @res

    I think these “CHAZ is getting cleaned out July 4th” stories are mostly internet rumors and Fed traps.

    Be funny if they were true though. I’ll be popping popcorn and watching the livestream.

  21. So I presume Tiger Woods uses condoms when having sex with prostitutes and women of low repute now right?

  22. Anonymous[372] • Disclaimer says:
    @Polynikes
    Some of these guys are active on Twitter and social media. Their thoughts on the current activities are rather interesting.

    Replies: @Corn, @Anonymous, @Wannabetee, @res, @Anon Duge

    Can you give us some pointers?

  23. @Polynikes
    Some of these guys are active on Twitter and social media. Their thoughts on the current activities are rather interesting.

    Replies: @Corn, @Anonymous, @Wannabetee, @res, @Anon Duge

    Can you give us some pointers?

  24. Anonymous[212] • Disclaimer says:

    Came across some really weird stuff.

    The Alternate Realities of Philip K. Dick are nothing against this sort of disconnect and inversion of actor’s roles.

    Confirmation bias: wherein events are fit to the bed of the currently prevalent theory (Orange Man Bad) rather than leading to a reassessment of said theory (Orange Man holds on to the Maoist tiger’s tail; indeed not a single word about the Big Canceling and the Great Hounding). Are academics told about human heuristics & biases? Apparently not.

    https://www.kuleuven.be/english/research-stories/how-george-floyds-death-became-the-last-straw

    George Floyd’s death at the hands of police sparked a wave of protests against racism and police brutality worldwide. Professor of International Relations and American Politics Bart Kerremans examines the context in which those demonstrations sprang up.

    With a tweet – censored by Twitter – in which he intoned ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts’ and threatened to use the army against demonstrators, Trump pushed the ‘law and order’ strategy to the fore. ‘He is very much inspired by Richard Nixon and the whole idea that the silent majority wants law and order when there is chaos and is looking for a figure who can offer solace. It’s too early to see that in the polls, but the question is whether those who want order will now start to realise that what he really wants is disorder.’ [How does he want ‘disorder’? Through his tweets?]

    What has emerged in several polls is the effect of the corona crisis. In Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, but also in Ohio and even Florida, Texas and Arizona, polls are heading in the same direction: Trump is in hot water electorally. ‘That claim that injecting disinfectant can offer a solution to corona has, among other things, worsened his situation in the Electoral College,’ said Professor Kerremans.

    That incitement of division allows Trump to score points with his enthusiastic supporters. But that, according to Professor Kerremans, is not enough to win the elections. ‘It remains to be seen how independent, working-class female voters will react. That’s the group with the largest segment of voters who voted for Obama in 2012 and switched to Trump in 2016. Although men are generally more capricious in their voting behavior, these female voters are the most likely to return to the Democratic camp.’

  25. anonymous[117] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bert
    @Russ

    The reduction of Fort CHOP appears likely on July 4.

    https://prntly.com/2020/06/13/event-to-liberate-seattle-goes-viral-as-bikers-nationwide-vow-to-remove-antifa-barricades/

    Replies: @Corn, @anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Almost Missouri, @res

    If this happens, it will be exactly what the Dems/NY Times/CNN have been praying for…a bunch of violent white people finally surfaces.

  26. @Bert
    @Russ

    The reduction of Fort CHOP appears likely on July 4.

    https://prntly.com/2020/06/13/event-to-liberate-seattle-goes-viral-as-bikers-nationwide-vow-to-remove-antifa-barricades/

    Replies: @Corn, @anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Almost Missouri, @res

    If this happens the media will be all, “Look, Nazis!” and spin it into something far worse than Charlottesville.

  27. That SEAL team can’t be very effective, because diversity is our strength, and I’m not seeing any diversity in that picture (except Tiger).

    • Replies: @Cloudbuster
    @Hypnotoad666

    The more hardcore the combat unit, the less diversity you see.

    Replies: @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    , @Mr Mox
    @Hypnotoad666


    That SEAL team can’t be very effective, because diversity is our strength, and I’m not seeing any diversity in that picture (except Tiger).
     
    Now you mention it... and isn't his smile a bit forced? His hands are suspiciously hidden behind his back - handcuffed, perhaps?

    (just asking for a friend at CNN)
    , @Liberty Mike
    @Hypnotoad666

    And he isn't full diversity.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  28. @George
    @PiltdownMan

    A few of the dumberer ones have been arrested.

    https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/lore-elisabeth-blumenthal/

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Antonius, @Hibernian

    It seems the the cops are willing to go after rioters that attack cops. Attacking regular citizens, not so much.

    • Agree: donut
  29. Most of the DIEversity are REMF and Fobbits.

  30. @PiltdownMan
    Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?

    Replies: @George, @tyrone, @theMann, @Charon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Clyde, @Ed

    Not if they make sure to wear their face diapers.

    Thanks to WuFlu we now have dystopian temperature checks at my firm’s entrances that rely on camera based facial recognition.

    They fail to read if I have my neck gaiter over my nose. Heck, they fail to read if I have my fist in front of my chin. This is for a generalized algorithm that is not looking for a specific face.

    The takeaway is that defeating facial recognition is trivially easy with any sort of face covering.

    I also enjoy arguing with the tough guy rent-a-cops that removing one’s mask for the temp check defeats the whole purpose of the company’s stupid mandatory masks in the building edict.

  31. Ano says:

    I wonder of the mob/BLM will come after Woods because he dares of prefer (in the face of commercial sponsors’ pressure) to identify as multi-racial (out of respect for his forebears), rather than as black?

    Sorry! I mean Black! Sorry!

    Of course, if George Zimmerman can be a White Hispanic, why can’t the MSM make Woods a White multi-racial?

    Sorry! I mean white! Sorry!

  32. If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution

    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million “protesters” (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, “cannot abide divisiveness and hate”, etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm “because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times”.

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn’t work this time (too few Antifa) doesn’t mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn’t too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They’ll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more…

    • Replies: @Corn
    @Almost Missouri

    I noticed that AM. I also saw a thing on Twitter where Florida (red state) National Guardsmen in DC were actually sworn in and deputized as US Marshals. Meaning they could be armed by AG/Presidential order and were answerable to the Chief Executive directly more so than officers in between them and the chief executive.

    I must say my respect for Bill Barr has risen since all this trouble started. He’s a longtime DC player and I’m sure he’ll never drain the Swamp enough; but he seems to have enough loyalty to the old America to not just shrug and let the country turn into a leftish banana republic on his watch.

    I do agree with you, years from now when historians examine the archives (or are writing the USA’s post-mortems) I think it will be discovered that a coup was either stymied or aborted in early June of 2020. My respect for the military leadership has really fallen.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Lurker
    @Almost Missouri

    In a sensible, parallel, universe the plotters would now be suffering for their failure. Mass firings, demotions, quick trials and executions etc.

    Generally in a coup/revolution the plotters move to seize the radio + TV stations, newspaper offices, government buildings.

    In our shabby universe the plotters already control all these strategic points and have done so for ages.

    , @El Dato
    @Almost Missouri

    That was all rather Crimea Unopposed Entry: No patch, no nuthin'.

    I didn't even know the DOJ had any troops. I assumed these were privates-for-hire.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Bg4SQvhXU

    , @YetAnotherAnon
    @Almost Missouri

    Still, what is Trump going to do? Facebook and twitter are openly mocking him, John Roberts is yet another "conservative" failure (bribed, threatened? What's got at him?).

    There's something of stolid resignation about his administration, as if they walked half in another world between lines of nameless guards to a certain and familiar doom.

    Getting rid of Bannon was a bad sign, in hindsight. No wall, no defunding of sanctuary, DACA still there - a four year hiatus, not a reaction. Admittedly there's no war in Ukraine or Iran - just.

    If Boris loses Cummings he'll go the same way, though at the moment we seem to be on course for a no deal exit, which'll be fun, as the Remainers will go ballistic. May offered them BINO (Brexit in name only), they voted against, hoping to stop Brexit altogether.

    "He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay"

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @anon
    @Almost Missouri

    In this instance, I definitely think military is more patriotic than Trump. If they telegraphed they won't kill Americans, I trust they have very good reasons and the Commander-in-Chief, not much.

    , @Desiderius
    @Almost Missouri

    Had two different trolls brag on my Twitter that the Left would be immensely more powerful by sun up tomorrow the day before, then Kristol and McMuffin went ahead with their Tiananmen messaging as planned the next day even though their plans were foiled like they did with Ukraine after Trump released the transcript.

    , @Whiskey
    @Almost Missouri

    Yes and the question is why? Biden / Abrams are a slam dunk. Why not wait? Is this Hillary pulling strings? Her coup led way into the White house?

    Or do they fear a surprise attack by China that leads to major losses and the Pacific as a Chinese lake and want to be in command so they can't be ousted for defeat?

    Assume the worst.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    , @Lugash
    @Almost Missouri

    Agree. There was probably a planned attempt to storm the White House grounds and get someone shot as well, hence the extra tall fencing that went up. And there was a coordinated media campaign about Trump being a coward, supposedly hiding in the emergency bunker, despite walking out in the open to the church the next day.

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Almost Missouri

    Thanks for the great analysis and links.


    That it didn’t work this time (too few Antifa) doesn’t mean the strategy is off the table.
     
    Totally agree that we will see another run at this.

    It will probably happen after a new round of race riots touched off after Chauvin and Rolfe are acquitted or the mass mail-fraud efforts fail to displace Trump from the WH.

    Replies: @Alden

    , @Dave Pinsen
    @Almost Missouri

    Right.

    https://twitter.com/dpinsen/status/1269406461823782913?s=21

    , @The Alarmist
    @Almost Missouri

    Trump lost control of the country several years ago. It is he who should have called on a couple million supporters to show up in DC in 2017 and show their support for America under President Trump and put an end to all the counter-revolutionary protests that the 'resistance' thought would bring down Trump. Instead he has let the country be hijacked first by the judiciary and now by the mob.

    Replies: @lavoisier

    , @seth
    @Almost Missouri

    I noticed this at the time. Terrifying. The funny thing about it is that, just as they couldn't convince more than 200 people to show up at a Hilary Clinton rally, they weren't able to compel significant crowds to assemble in Washington to storm the White House.

    , @Dieter Kief
    @Almost Missouri

    You sure that you're not the least bit over the top here? - Asking that question with no pun intended from a place far away.


    That said - what you wrote would make an interesting plot for a Tom Clancy novel...

    , @Hypnotoad666
    @Almost Missouri

    Antifa is clearly well funded, organized, and coordinated across the nation. Yet, the FBI has been letting them operate out in the open unmolested. While the MSM just pretends they don't exist. They clearly have insider support.

    It doesn't take much imagination to see them as the incipient paramilitary arm of the Democratic party.

    Their main limiting factor so far seems to be a lack of quality recruits. But that may change now that they appear powerful and on the future winning side.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    , @Clyde
    @Almost Missouri

    Just a friendly post saying you are right on about the attempted coup. I think they knew were too weak then but they can come back. So 98% agree rating on your post. I was also very aware of some sneaky sh_t going on and I was thinking the same. Where the objective was to storm the White House and show Trump as total loser and ineffectual. But the antifa lead marching/invading forces were too weak. So dunce_ass_loser_generals_F_OFF!

    , @J.Ross
    @Almost Missouri

    Yes and if we were a real country, the fate of certain people following such conduct would not need to be said. Now their fate will be an overpaid gig on CNN or Fox.

    , @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang
    @Almost Missouri

    It is obviously very tough to discuss this at the present for parties who have first hand relevant information, but I will just say that this post is a masterpiece

    , @Ben tillman
    @Almost Missouri

    Outstanding comment. I hadn’t put it all together.

    , @jesse helms think-alike
    @Almost Missouri

    Excellent point.
    Just like in a banana republic the goal that night was to over run the presidential palace and eliminate the elected leadership, both number 1 and number 2. This would automatically elevate Pelosi to the presidency. We may never know how close they were to achieving that goal.
    The White House defenses while formidable are geared at stopping one or two lone madmen from breaching security. They were never meant to stop a mob of thousands from storming the palace.
    There's a scene in Harry Turteltaub's Civil War alternative history novel where a victorious Confederate army surrounds the White House while Lincoln is in residency. He is forced to come out and surrender the Union forces. This was the real life goal here although I suspect they had a more sanguinary end planned for T and P.

    The refusal of top military to support the President in the days following the attempted coup and the movement of DOJ forces by Barr to fill in the gap in the defenses are a sign of two somewhat unrelated possibilities. Either top military leaders like Esper and Miley refused to support Trump out of fealty to the deep state, having been given orders to stand down and allow the mob to do their worst. Another possibility which is some ways is worse than the first is that the top military leaders knew or feared that rank and file military called in to defend the White House and support Trump might defect to the other side, giving them reinforcements and massively increasing their available firepower.

    There were too few rioters to overcome the reinforcements Barr called in. The rioters and their string pullers likely did not anticipate how easy it would be and how close they came to over- running White House House defenses during the first nights of riots. It isn't that much of a stretch to argue that Barr deserves credit for saving the Republic from a President Pelosi led banana republic. Perhaps with Barack or Hillary installed as executive vice president.

    , @V. K. Ovelund
    @Almost Missouri

    Thank you for the informative link to Gen. Milley's memorandum.

    If I had blindly to guess, I would take you for about 40 years old—old enough to have teenaged children, to have achieved the peak of competence at work, to be entrusted with the leadership of a major corporate division of thousands of employees, to perform emergency surgery on me, and so on; so if I note that I am 15 years older, it is not to try to put you in your place (which I lack power to do in any case) but is just a chronological fact. I do not deny that people my age have screwed just about everything up and that, when you were a kid, we lied to you relentlessly. The intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep. My generation and I earned that. We drained that reservoir. Little can be done to fill the reservoir now.

    However, Gen. Milley is of my generation rather than yours. Moreover, like Gen. Milley, I happen to have served in the U.S. Army, so I think that I understand what the general was trying to say in his memorandum, why he said it, and how his words would be given to misinterpretation by someone like you. All the general was trying to say is that the United States is not a banana republic (the general is sort of wrong about this, but this is nevertheless what a man like that believes). The general was saying that our troops traditionally do not involve themselves in domestic politics. That is all.

    The general was merely engaging in outdated thinking. He was not threatening the president. An ex-soldier of my generation recognizes the general's pablumatical phrasing as being related to stupid U.S. mythology regarding the Nuremberg trials that followed World War II. It's complicated. It's generational. But it has nothing especially to do with Antifa and BLM rioting in Lafayette Square. The general is merely tone-deaf, as it were. He is unable to hear the tune of our times.

    If you disbelieve me, I cannot say that I especially blame you. As I have admitted, the intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep; but you might still file away in memory what I have written. Six months from now, I believe that you'll look back and agree that, about this specific matter, I was right. (Since neither you nor I can do anything about Gen. Milley one way or the other, one might as well wait six months before deciding. When one has no other option, after all, one can afford to wait.)

    And if I have gotten your age wrong, which is quite likely, kindly take no offense but merely correct me! Like others here, I think highly of your perceptive comment on the whole. It seems to me that the United States could use more Americans like you. I hope to read much more from you in the future here at The Unz Review.

    Meanwhile, if you desire a reading suggestion, to begin to understand the outdated mental model of a powerful man like Gen. Milley, try William L. Shirer's magisterial 1960 work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

    Replies: @jesse helms think-alike, @Almost Missouri

  33. @Hypnotoad666
    That SEAL team can't be very effective, because diversity is our strength, and I'm not seeing any diversity in that picture (except Tiger).

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Mr Mox, @Liberty Mike

    The more hardcore the combat unit, the less diversity you see.

    • Replies: @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang
    @Cloudbuster

    This is true but, interestingly, it is also true in the South American militaries, too.

  34. Fooled me.

    I thought the pic would be him with a group of round-heeled IHOP waitresses, sycophantic USGA officials, shady steroid docs, and butt-and-jock sniffing sports “journalists”.

  35. @PiltdownMan
    Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?

    Replies: @George, @tyrone, @theMann, @Charon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Clyde, @Ed

    Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?

    If the rampage is going on in a liberal city then the police do not get involved. Might be per the orders of the mayor or the police are shirking due to them getting lawsuits and prosecutions.

    The Albert Pike statue in DC, that was just torn down. This was on Federal Land and you would think the Feds could muster up some police to protect it.

    VIDEO HERE of the rabble pulling it down– https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2020/06/20/watch-police-standby-as-protestors-desecrate-a-dc-statue-n2570989

  36. https://amp.ft.com/content/7e0d86d5-7fe2-464a-95fc-35547b61d307

    So apparently the State Dept just named some totally random Russian monarchist group as a terrorist organization. Supposedly it is a white supremacist group or some such.

    Meanwhile a random alleged neo nazi group called “The Base”(LOL yes just like bin Laden) that popped up out of nowhere in January with a Canadian illegal immigrant among those arrested is now FBI target numero uno…

    The leader of The Base supposedly lives in Russia and has a Russian wife:

    https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/23/revealed-the-true-identity-of-the-leader-of-americas-neo-nazi-terror-group

    So all of a sudden neo nazis are numero uno threat. Since Trump took office I can name what? 3 killings? 2 wackos who shot up synagogues in San Diego and…..Pennsylvania I think and then the psychos in El Paso and the Garlic Fest shootout in California….that’s it right?

    All were lone wolf nut bags but somehow something something it’s now an organized movement even though all attacks appear random…

    Meanwhile a rogue Deep State faction creates a fake honeypot neo nazi group and lures out some nazi LARP tards and does a showboat trial to show HEY NEO NAZIS STILL EXIST….

    But I don’t get the angle here…random Russian terror group that has never threatened American lives now is a terror group on par with Hezbollah or al Qaeda. And something something the founder of the Base lives in Russia therefore 3d chess something Trump is connected to Putin’s imaginary neo nazi army trying to overthrow our govt something…..

    Does Trump even know his Deep State insurrectionist peons are attempting another “lite coup”???

    That’s the thing about the neo nazi movement….that wacko Breivik claimed international calls of a movement….police found no such international groups

    There is no documented trans national fascist network…unless the spooks are trying to create one….

    What’s you guys take on this?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Neoconned

    Both those things are old news, but the FBI is still doing this (latest iteration is, do not laugh, I am serious, bogey men), hilariously enough even as law enforcement refuses to deal with leftist rioters. It's also amusing that leftists/journalists like to crow that antifa does not exist or is not prosecutable because it is a "movement" and not an organization (wrong), but meanwhile witness the prosecution of "the boogaloo movement." I get that credulity theorists don't want to be taken for a ride but how can there now be any denial of the FBI's (and the RCMP's) not only practice of but addiction to ritual straw sacrifice? They are sacrificing straw dogs even as real terrorists freely riot. And considering the highly possible China angle, none of this would be happening had any of them been the least bit serious over the past five years in all that babble about focusing on hostile foreign actors seeking to disrupt society. Remember when that was The Problem Of The Day for several years? Guess they were just kidding.

    Replies: @Neoconned

    , @Escher
    @Neoconned

    It’s a joke. FBI is desperate to find any neo-Nazis that they can.
    Maybe they’ll raid a Tibetan Buddhist temple for displaying swastikas in its architecture.

    Replies: @Art Deco

  37. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    I noticed that AM. I also saw a thing on Twitter where Florida (red state) National Guardsmen in DC were actually sworn in and deputized as US Marshals. Meaning they could be armed by AG/Presidential order and were answerable to the Chief Executive directly more so than officers in between them and the chief executive.

    I must say my respect for Bill Barr has risen since all this trouble started. He’s a longtime DC player and I’m sure he’ll never drain the Swamp enough; but he seems to have enough loyalty to the old America to not just shrug and let the country turn into a leftish banana republic on his watch.

    I do agree with you, years from now when historians examine the archives (or are writing the USA’s post-mortems) I think it will be discovered that a coup was either stymied or aborted in early June of 2020. My respect for the military leadership has really fallen.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @Corn

    I assumed a coup was planned because it followed the same methods of every coup going back to the Romans.

    If, if several hundred thousand had arrived in DC that weekend instead of 10,000 I’m sure a real coup would have been attempted.

    I hope Trump wins in November just to infuriate the liberals who hate Whites. If he does there’ll be 4 more years of the same

  38. Seal Team Six, sponsored by NIKE.

  39. “If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution:”

    I do not know if you are trolling your readers or actually being serious here, given since 2016 you have repeatedly and willfully ignored signs of patently unconstitutional machinations by our current White House.

    https://apnews.com/56faebddd07e5fc3b349e3e3e30453b2?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

    Berman has a duty to continue with his legal responsibilities from last year into Giuliani associates accused of laundering foreign money for the 2020 election. If A.G. Barr had no fear that what Lev Parnas has said so far (he was willing to testify earlier at the Senate impeachment hearings, and I thought he, Guiliani, and even the Bidens should all have been allowed to say what they know to get things out in the open), then why the ouster of the person in charge of the investigation? What is the ultimate motivation by Barr?

    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump’s efforts to interfere with them. At the time, Barr said he agreed, now he is backtracking and claiming those conversations never happened. Why is that, Mr. Sailer? You claim to be honor the “rule of law” and the Constitution? Are you just being selective here like the NYT as far as what stories should receive coverage?

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    @Corvinus

    Amusingly, less than an hour after I post a comment detailing a narrowly averted US coup d'etat, where the coup plotters cynically promoted themselves as defenders of the "the Constitution" against the duly elected President, iSteve's only paid commenter, Corvinus, comes along to confirm the game plan.

    Thanks man, but we were already on the lookout for your latest subversion vector.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Corvinus

    , @Lurker
    @Corvinus


    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump’s efforts to interfere with them
     
    Hang on . . .this is neocon warmonger Bolton you're talking about? Not some other Bolton who might actually give a damn about somewhere other than Israel?

    Replies: @anon, @Corvinus

    , @tyrone
    @Corvinus

    Let's see, it's Barr's word against Bolton a.k.a. the devil …….who should I believe ….hmmmm. I got it! the giant bushy mustache is lying

    , @res
    @Corvinus

    Corvinus the Clown is back. Still no response to my most recent Ferguson Effect comment?
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-end-of-gentrification/#comment-3979110

    It is rare that you say something specific and concrete enough to be outright wrong, but you managed it in that exchange.

    P.S. And everyone remember, a Disagree tag from Corvinus is known as "the Corvinus seal of approval" for a comment. If anyone wants a quick way to review those especially valuable comments just go to Corvinus' commenter page and search for "Disagree: Corvinus".

    Replies: @VinnyVette

    , @Alden
    @Corvinus

    The evil old crow is just repeating the script emailed to him early this morning.

  40. @Bert
    @Russ

    The reduction of Fort CHOP appears likely on July 4.

    https://prntly.com/2020/06/13/event-to-liberate-seattle-goes-viral-as-bikers-nationwide-vow-to-remove-antifa-barricades/

    Replies: @Corn, @anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Almost Missouri, @res

    That’s interesting.

    Of course once Facebook notices this, they will immediately cancel the group because something or other. Maybe the bikers will already have sufficient communications that Facebook deplatforming them won’t matter though. Could go either way.

    In general, comms is the Achilles heel of heritage America (the real #Resistance). While the GlobaLeft can freely publicize, proclaim, organize, advertise, communicate, discuss, form and reform on any and all public and private communications platforms, the conservative right is severely curtailed. Anything that verges into actual action is immediately shut off, usually accompanied by a furious—but strangely proforma—denouncement.

    When the civil war reaches the kinetic phase, the GlobaLeft forces, though inferior in domestic numbers and competence, will have a profound advantage in organization, operating rapidity, and global PR thanks to their total dominance of all major comms networks. The right will be reduced to reacting to whatever its numerous but locally disparate groups can see and say. It’s the classic way a smaller but nimbler force defeats a larger and more powerful one.

    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.

    • Replies: @Znzn
    @Almost Missouri

    Mental telepathy?

    , @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Almost Missouri


    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.
     
    This is essentially the direction that military comms have followed for the past 20 years or so. That is not likely to change.

    Hard to say what the MIC will do if things escalate. The Execs, Mgmt, and HR are pretty pozzed up at this point. The technical staff and production people are mostly deplorables, I would say about 60-80% at this time.
    , @The Alarmist
    @Almost Missouri


    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.
     
    The technology and topology already exists.
    , @vhrm
    @Almost Missouri

    Some products already exist:

    https://gotenna.com/

    But probably vpns and "dark web" (tor) sites would be fine for most communication and planning.

    But recruiting people would be a huge problem of your can't talk on Twitter, fb, reddit etc.

    Hmm i should see what happened to gab.

  41. In the good old days of the 1960s, African countries would hire Whitey to deal with the festive, recalcitrant Blacks.

    • Replies: @bruce county
    @Joe Stalin

    Why does my beer always taste better when I watch see such gleeful films like this.

    , @Redneck farmer
    @Joe Stalin

    And in the 90s, companies hired them to stop civil wars. Google Executive Outcomes.

    , @Steve in Greensboro
    @Joe Stalin

    "...Three young men
    In a Russian truck
    With a little MAC-10
    Sent 'em running to the huts
    These few young men
    The few who dare
    To battle in hell
    Le Mercenaire!

    Strength and muscle and jungle work..."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC3j-9K0pHU

  42. Those SEALS all look rather………pale.

  43. @Corvinus
    "If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution:"

    I do not know if you are trolling your readers or actually being serious here, given since 2016 you have repeatedly and willfully ignored signs of patently unconstitutional machinations by our current White House.

    https://apnews.com/56faebddd07e5fc3b349e3e3e30453b2?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

    Berman has a duty to continue with his legal responsibilities from last year into Giuliani associates accused of laundering foreign money for the 2020 election. If A.G. Barr had no fear that what Lev Parnas has said so far (he was willing to testify earlier at the Senate impeachment hearings, and I thought he, Guiliani, and even the Bidens should all have been allowed to say what they know to get things out in the open), then why the ouster of the person in charge of the investigation? What is the ultimate motivation by Barr?

    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump's efforts to interfere with them. At the time, Barr said he agreed, now he is backtracking and claiming those conversations never happened. Why is that, Mr. Sailer? You claim to be honor the "rule of law" and the Constitution? Are you just being selective here like the NYT as far as what stories should receive coverage?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Lurker, @tyrone, @res, @Alden

    Amusingly, less than an hour after I post a comment detailing a narrowly averted US coup d’etat, where the coup plotters cynically promoted themselves as defenders of the “the Constitution” against the duly elected President, iSteve’s only paid commenter, Corvinus, comes along to confirm the game plan.

    Thanks man, but we were already on the lookout for your latest subversion vector.

    • Agree: Bubba, Cloudbuster, Lurker
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Almost Missouri

    Whoever is paying him should ask for a refund. If a commenter is going to stick with the same name he should try to make the comments interesting, not trite/knee-jerk crap. In the Web 1.0 days you could avoid an op-ed that you knew to just be a waste of valuable seconds on a vapid (David Gergen), boring (Bob Herbert), unfunny (Gail Collins), or insane screed. This system was not dislodged by forums and mailing lists, which operate on a membership basis, but was summarily blown the hell out in Movable Type/Blogger era (unto trash-picking quintessence with 4chan et al.)

    Paying 50-cent/hasbara blog commenters has never brought great ROI. I question that model's viability. Twitter vainly tried to restore the despotic 20th Century newspaper grandee style with that blue-checkmark gimmick but is universally considered to be a sewer nonetheless. Celebs grow tired of getting dragged on it; they want the adulation w/o the arena. I can't believe anyone complains about Trump using it-- he personifies its true purpose as a bullying/zinging machine. The idea of it ever being a "social utility" to help knowledge workers coordinate their enlightened charitable data-farming is as hilarious as Edison's humanitarian electric-chair advocacy.

    , @Corvinus
    @Almost Missouri

    "Amusingly, less than an hour after I post a comment detailing a narrowly averted US coup d’etat."

    It's not really amusing after all. You're peddling Fake News. There was no attempt to overthrow Trump.

  44. @George
    @PiltdownMan

    A few of the dumberer ones have been arrested.

    https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/lore-elisabeth-blumenthal/

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Antonius, @Hibernian

    No happy ending I take it?

    • LOL: George
  45. long guns and the better than 20/20 vision to use them effectively

    versus

    everybody else

    better get your 6.5 creedmoor now. President Biden will be banning everything soon.

  46. @Almost Missouri
    @Bert

    That's interesting.

    Of course once Facebook notices this, they will immediately cancel the group because something or other. Maybe the bikers will already have sufficient communications that Facebook deplatforming them won't matter though. Could go either way.

    In general, comms is the Achilles heel of heritage America (the real #Resistance). While the GlobaLeft can freely publicize, proclaim, organize, advertise, communicate, discuss, form and reform on any and all public and private communications platforms, the conservative right is severely curtailed. Anything that verges into actual action is immediately shut off, usually accompanied by a furious—but strangely proforma—denouncement.

    When the civil war reaches the kinetic phase, the GlobaLeft forces, though inferior in domestic numbers and competence, will have a profound advantage in organization, operating rapidity, and global PR thanks to their total dominance of all major comms networks. The right will be reduced to reacting to whatever its numerous but locally disparate groups can see and say. It's the classic way a smaller but nimbler force defeats a larger and more powerful one.

    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.

    Replies: @Znzn, @The Wild Geese Howard, @The Alarmist, @vhrm

    Mental telepathy?

  47. Look at the diagonal shadow across Tiger’s sweatshirt. Now look at the men to his right and left. Fronts brightly lit. Look at the 2nd man to his left. Turned away from Tiger’s sun line, still no shadow on chest. See the pixelization on Tiger’s sweatshirt? That’s from lightening him to try to match the other’s lighting. Notice no pixelization on the others. On could go on and on, notice the back rows are washed out relative to the front.
    I like Steve a lot and always read him. In the past he’s mentioned photo analysis so I know he knows this photo is a poor pasteup. He’s also mentioned his father in law was in intelligence. Who would be interested in promoting the Seals?
    Always think for yourself. Don’t give Steve an automatic pass.
    Btw, this photo has been improved since the last time Steve published it. It used to be pathetic. Tell ‘em to keep working on it, Steve.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @Kyle
    @Sparkylyle92

    Maybe there are pixels because it’s a jpeg. Maybe they show up more on Tiger because he’s wearing a solid color while everyone else is wearing camo. Camo is designed to break up shapes. This picture isn’t fake, It’s one of the most famous pictures of tiger woods. ESPN made a huge deal about tiger training with the seals back in the day. It was all over the news. Are you trolling or are you just stupid?
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/tiger-woods-once-irritated-navy-seals-beacuse-he-didnt-pay-for-lunch-2016-4%3famp


    Wood's father was a Green Beret, and after he died, Woods became obsessed with the Navy SEALs. He often visited their private training facilities, skydived regularly with them, and went through complex combat scenarios that included close-combat exercises and simulated raids. Thompson reports that Woods' obsession became so intense that his close inner-circle once staged an intervention, worried he wasn't focused on golf and might quit the sport to enlist.
     
    If you’re just stupid please don’t impose your ignorance onto others. If you’re a troll. What’s up with that? Why are there so many trolls around here lately, during Americas cultural french revolution.

    Replies: @res

    , @Kyle
    @Sparkylyle92

    Jpeg is a compressed format. Solid colors like tigers shirt are going to look more compressed than the multi colored camo outfits that the seals are wearing. Apparently you’re an expert at photoshop, but you don’t understand the basics of digital image compression. Your stupidity is really aggravating me. Normally I wouldn’t care, but it’s common knowledge that tiger trained with the marines and was obsessed with becoming a seal after his father died. It’s very common knowledge. This photo is famous and has been published by many many different sources. For what reason would Mr. Sailer want to fake this photo? Just general reasons? Just to piss you off? Is Steve actually a lizard person from the center of the earth? Please I want to hear your rationale. Imbeciles like you make me ashamed to post here.

    , @Steve Sailer
    @Sparkylyle92

    "He’s also mentioned his father in law was in intelligence"

    Please tell me more. I'm dying to find out.

    Replies: @Sparkylyle92

    , @J.Ross
    @Sparkylyle92

    Is that one sentence a possible quiet diss? To honor a Green Beret (layperson stereotype: top shelf crack soldiering), he tried to get into the Seals (layperson stereotype: Navy PR stunt, albeit physically demanding). And failed. This is, like, Minnesotan in its rage.

  48. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    In a sensible, parallel, universe the plotters would now be suffering for their failure. Mass firings, demotions, quick trials and executions etc.

    Generally in a coup/revolution the plotters move to seize the radio + TV stations, newspaper offices, government buildings.

    In our shabby universe the plotters already control all these strategic points and have done so for ages.

  49. jb says:

    Steve, just FYI, I’ve noticed that your iSteve Blog page (https://www.unz.com/isteve/) on unz.com sometimes becomes unavailable (“We’re sorry. That page could not be found.”). I can still get to the individual articles though, like this one, from the home page. This doesn’t happen that often, but it’s been happening for a long time, and I haven’t seen the same issue with anyone else on the site (although maybe that’s just because I spend more time on your blog).

  50. @Corvinus
    "If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution:"

    I do not know if you are trolling your readers or actually being serious here, given since 2016 you have repeatedly and willfully ignored signs of patently unconstitutional machinations by our current White House.

    https://apnews.com/56faebddd07e5fc3b349e3e3e30453b2?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

    Berman has a duty to continue with his legal responsibilities from last year into Giuliani associates accused of laundering foreign money for the 2020 election. If A.G. Barr had no fear that what Lev Parnas has said so far (he was willing to testify earlier at the Senate impeachment hearings, and I thought he, Guiliani, and even the Bidens should all have been allowed to say what they know to get things out in the open), then why the ouster of the person in charge of the investigation? What is the ultimate motivation by Barr?

    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump's efforts to interfere with them. At the time, Barr said he agreed, now he is backtracking and claiming those conversations never happened. Why is that, Mr. Sailer? You claim to be honor the "rule of law" and the Constitution? Are you just being selective here like the NYT as far as what stories should receive coverage?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Lurker, @tyrone, @res, @Alden

    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump’s efforts to interfere with them

    Hang on . . .this is neocon warmonger Bolton you’re talking about? Not some other Bolton who might actually give a damn about somewhere other than Israel?

    • Replies: @anon
    @Lurker

    The only problem is the neocon warmonger Bolton is known to be honorable and truthful, Trump, not so much.

    , @Corvinus
    @Lurker

    "Hang on . . .this is neocon warmonger Bolton you’re talking about?"

    The same one Trump sung praises to. In June 2018, Trump stated "Mike Pompeo has been fantastic. John Bolton, working together with Mike, has been fantastic". In 2019, Trump declared that “John Bolton is doing a very good job.”

    We’ve seen the same pattern, over and over, with Trump attacking those he once praised — at times even attacking them before they leave the administration. Too bad Mr. Sailer is unwilling to NOTICE it.

    Furthermore, why not address the substance of Bolton's claims? What specific evidence do you have to show conclusively that he is other than telling the truth?

    "Not some other Bolton who might actually give a damn about somewhere other than Israel?"

    Compared to the Jews in Trump's inner circle and those who have Ivy League credentials? I thought he was suppose to drain the swamp.

  51. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    That was all rather Crimea Unopposed Entry: No patch, no nuthin’.

    I didn’t even know the DOJ had any troops. I assumed these were privates-for-hire.

  52. @Hypnotoad666
    That SEAL team can't be very effective, because diversity is our strength, and I'm not seeing any diversity in that picture (except Tiger).

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Mr Mox, @Liberty Mike

    That SEAL team can’t be very effective, because diversity is our strength, and I’m not seeing any diversity in that picture (except Tiger).

    Now you mention it… and isn’t his smile a bit forced? His hands are suspiciously hidden behind his back – handcuffed, perhaps?

    (just asking for a friend at CNN)

  53. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Still, what is Trump going to do? Facebook and twitter are openly mocking him, John Roberts is yet another “conservative” failure (bribed, threatened? What’s got at him?).

    There’s something of stolid resignation about his administration, as if they walked half in another world between lines of nameless guards to a certain and familiar doom.

    Getting rid of Bannon was a bad sign, in hindsight. No wall, no defunding of sanctuary, DACA still there – a four year hiatus, not a reaction. Admittedly there’s no war in Ukraine or Iran – just.

    If Boris loses Cummings he’ll go the same way, though at the moment we seem to be on course for a no deal exit, which’ll be fun, as the Remainers will go ballistic. May offered them BINO (Brexit in name only), they voted against, hoping to stop Brexit altogether.

    “He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay”

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Roberts’ kids were adopted from Ireland. Supposedly the adoptions weren’t entirely legit.

  54. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    In this instance, I definitely think military is more patriotic than Trump. If they telegraphed they won’t kill Americans, I trust they have very good reasons and the Commander-in-Chief, not much.

  55. @Hypnotoad666
    That SEAL team can't be very effective, because diversity is our strength, and I'm not seeing any diversity in that picture (except Tiger).

    Replies: @Cloudbuster, @Mr Mox, @Liberty Mike

    And he isn’t full diversity.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Liberty Mike


    And he isn’t full diversity.
     
    He's too diverse to be diversity!


    https://www.liveabout.com/tiger-woods-ethnicity-1566365
  56. @Lurker
    @Corvinus


    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump’s efforts to interfere with them
     
    Hang on . . .this is neocon warmonger Bolton you're talking about? Not some other Bolton who might actually give a damn about somewhere other than Israel?

    Replies: @anon, @Corvinus

    The only problem is the neocon warmonger Bolton is known to be honorable and truthful, Trump, not so much.

    • LOL: Redman
  57. Anonymous[426] • Disclaimer says:

    Steve we all know you’re a stickler for proper formatting of modern English.

    So will you be following the new AP guideline for capitalization of Black?

    And if not from what other authority do you accept guidance on this matter?

    BTW the capitalization of white is under monthlong review by AP.

    Perhaps this was sussed out on some other thread…

    Oh and also….

    TRUMP’S POLL NUMBERS ARE DYING BECAUSE HE’S THE NEW GAY BLACK KOSHER TRUMP FOR 2020

    • Replies: @res
    @Anonymous

    One interesting wrinkle:
    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jun/20/associated-press-style-guide-capitalize-black


    The AP said it expects to make a decision within a month on whether to capitalize the term white. Among the considerations are what that change might mean outside the US.
     
  58. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Had two different trolls brag on my Twitter that the Left would be immensely more powerful by sun up tomorrow the day before, then Kristol and McMuffin went ahead with their Tiananmen messaging as planned the next day even though their plans were foiled like they did with Ukraine after Trump released the transcript.

  59. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Yes and the question is why? Biden / Abrams are a slam dunk. Why not wait? Is this Hillary pulling strings? Her coup led way into the White house?

    Or do they fear a surprise attack by China that leads to major losses and the Pacific as a Chinese lake and want to be in command so they can’t be ousted for defeat?

    Assume the worst.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Whiskey

    Forget Corvinus. If anyone around here is a leftist shill, it’s you. Your shtick is endless defeatist blackpilling and mental masturbation to your doom-and-gloom scenarios.

    Never admit defeat. Never give your enemies the satisfaction of knowing that you have ceded victory to them.

    Replies: @Whiskey

  60. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Agree. There was probably a planned attempt to storm the White House grounds and get someone shot as well, hence the extra tall fencing that went up. And there was a coordinated media campaign about Trump being a coward, supposedly hiding in the emergency bunker, despite walking out in the open to the church the next day.

  61. @Corvinus
    "If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution:"

    I do not know if you are trolling your readers or actually being serious here, given since 2016 you have repeatedly and willfully ignored signs of patently unconstitutional machinations by our current White House.

    https://apnews.com/56faebddd07e5fc3b349e3e3e30453b2?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

    Berman has a duty to continue with his legal responsibilities from last year into Giuliani associates accused of laundering foreign money for the 2020 election. If A.G. Barr had no fear that what Lev Parnas has said so far (he was willing to testify earlier at the Senate impeachment hearings, and I thought he, Guiliani, and even the Bidens should all have been allowed to say what they know to get things out in the open), then why the ouster of the person in charge of the investigation? What is the ultimate motivation by Barr?

    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump's efforts to interfere with them. At the time, Barr said he agreed, now he is backtracking and claiming those conversations never happened. Why is that, Mr. Sailer? You claim to be honor the "rule of law" and the Constitution? Are you just being selective here like the NYT as far as what stories should receive coverage?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Lurker, @tyrone, @res, @Alden

    Let’s see, it’s Barr’s word against Bolton a.k.a. the devil …….who should I believe ….hmmmm. I got it! the giant bushy mustache is lying

  62. @Polynikes
    Some of these guys are active on Twitter and social media. Their thoughts on the current activities are rather interesting.

    Replies: @Corn, @Anonymous, @Wannabetee, @res, @Anon Duge

    Can you give some pointers or a summary? Thanks.

  63. @Bert
    @Russ

    The reduction of Fort CHOP appears likely on July 4.

    https://prntly.com/2020/06/13/event-to-liberate-seattle-goes-viral-as-bikers-nationwide-vow-to-remove-antifa-barricades/

    Replies: @Corn, @anonymous, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Almost Missouri, @res

    Should be interesting. If it does happen, I suspect the city leaders will rediscover their spine (at least in some contexts) and the police will rediscover their effectiveness.

  64. Eldrick looking like a fly in the buttermilk in that picture.

  65. res says:
    @Corvinus
    "If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution:"

    I do not know if you are trolling your readers or actually being serious here, given since 2016 you have repeatedly and willfully ignored signs of patently unconstitutional machinations by our current White House.

    https://apnews.com/56faebddd07e5fc3b349e3e3e30453b2?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

    Berman has a duty to continue with his legal responsibilities from last year into Giuliani associates accused of laundering foreign money for the 2020 election. If A.G. Barr had no fear that what Lev Parnas has said so far (he was willing to testify earlier at the Senate impeachment hearings, and I thought he, Guiliani, and even the Bidens should all have been allowed to say what they know to get things out in the open), then why the ouster of the person in charge of the investigation? What is the ultimate motivation by Barr?

    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump's efforts to interfere with them. At the time, Barr said he agreed, now he is backtracking and claiming those conversations never happened. Why is that, Mr. Sailer? You claim to be honor the "rule of law" and the Constitution? Are you just being selective here like the NYT as far as what stories should receive coverage?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Lurker, @tyrone, @res, @Alden

    Corvinus the Clown is back. Still no response to my most recent Ferguson Effect comment?
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-end-of-gentrification/#comment-3979110

    It is rare that you say something specific and concrete enough to be outright wrong, but you managed it in that exchange.

    P.S. And everyone remember, a Disagree tag from Corvinus is known as “the Corvinus seal of approval” for a comment. If anyone wants a quick way to review those especially valuable comments just go to Corvinus’ commenter page and search for “Disagree: Corvinus”.

    • Agree: Jack Armstrong
    • Replies: @VinnyVette
    @res

    Do not feed Corvinus the troll please!

    Replies: @res

  66. “What we’re watching is a full-scale assault on the West from within.”

    It’s been a long four years.

  67. It’s better to have them conducting raids in Somalia, Yemen, or Syria because DEMOCRACY.

  68. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Thanks for the great analysis and links.

    That it didn’t work this time (too few Antifa) doesn’t mean the strategy is off the table.

    Totally agree that we will see another run at this.

    It will probably happen after a new round of race riots touched off after Chauvin and Rolfe are acquitted or the mass mail-fraud efforts fail to displace Trump from the WH.

    • Replies: @Alden
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Never fear, the DOJ will retry Chauvin and Rolfe on some bogus civil rights violation if they’re acquitted.

  69. Anonymous[345] • Disclaimer says:

    HAHAHA Kamala “Black Power” Harris comes out swinging. Capitalized B in yo face!! JUST DON’T SWITCH THE WORD BLACK FOR WHITE IN THIS TWEET. Do not go there, klansmen.

    Kamala Harris @SenKamalaHarris 2h I was raised to know that being Black means that you are capable of doing anything. That if we are committed, if we are deep in faith, we can do anything—but it requires resilience and most of all, love of self. And it’s a wonderful thing.

    Her twitter feed reads like the rantings of an utterly race-obsessed Democrat from say 1920. Or a Panther from 1968.

    Bonus: Nutbag cuck Scott Adams retweeted this and called it a “solid conservative viewpoint”…

    Got it. Thanks Scott. Black Power = solid conservativism. Black Panthers are the new conservatives. And thanks Scott for ignoring all the other race-obsessed spew on her twitter feed.

    • Replies: @Escher
    @Anonymous


    Kamala Harris @SenKamalaHarris 2h I was raised to know that being Black means that you are capable of doing anything without suffering the consequences. That if we are committed, if we are deep in faith, we can do anything—but it requires resilience and most of all, love of self, which we have plenty of, as it is always about us. And it’s a wonderful thing.
     
    Added a few words in italics to improve accuracy.
  70. @Almost Missouri
    @Bert

    That's interesting.

    Of course once Facebook notices this, they will immediately cancel the group because something or other. Maybe the bikers will already have sufficient communications that Facebook deplatforming them won't matter though. Could go either way.

    In general, comms is the Achilles heel of heritage America (the real #Resistance). While the GlobaLeft can freely publicize, proclaim, organize, advertise, communicate, discuss, form and reform on any and all public and private communications platforms, the conservative right is severely curtailed. Anything that verges into actual action is immediately shut off, usually accompanied by a furious—but strangely proforma—denouncement.

    When the civil war reaches the kinetic phase, the GlobaLeft forces, though inferior in domestic numbers and competence, will have a profound advantage in organization, operating rapidity, and global PR thanks to their total dominance of all major comms networks. The right will be reduced to reacting to whatever its numerous but locally disparate groups can see and say. It's the classic way a smaller but nimbler force defeats a larger and more powerful one.

    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.

    Replies: @Znzn, @The Wild Geese Howard, @The Alarmist, @vhrm

    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.

    This is essentially the direction that military comms have followed for the past 20 years or so. That is not likely to change.

    Hard to say what the MIC will do if things escalate. The Execs, Mgmt, and HR are pretty pozzed up at this point. The technical staff and production people are mostly deplorables, I would say about 60-80% at this time.

  71. I’m just hoping that this Covid panic will wake people up come November. I live in Michigan, a state run by a tyrannical Governor with absolute power. I was just vacationing up north, with its gorgeous beaches and vast fresh water lakes.

    Closed. Every one of them. These areas should be full of happy families, who instead were trembling in fear, locked in their homes.

    In Ohio, contractors were allowed to work in homes. Not in Michigan, because Governor Witless said “no”. All of these small businesses are dying, just like liberals hope they will, to bring in the Socialist paradise.

    This is our future under Leftism. This is exactly what happens.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Anon7


    This is our future under Leftism. This is exactly what happens.
     
    Mass resistance is the only solution.

    Even more so when the statists show up to arrest people for trying to make a living...or go to the beach with their family.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    @Anon7

    Anon 7, spent the weekend in Ohio with my wife, three of my children, their spouses and four of my grand kids. Wear a mask occasionally because I am NYS braiwashed but otherwise like the old days. And the nearby beach, Edge Water Park was maxed out. High school football and lacrosse to resume normal, contact practice, starting 22 June.

  72. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Right.

  73. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Trump lost control of the country several years ago. It is he who should have called on a couple million supporters to show up in DC in 2017 and show their support for America under President Trump and put an end to all the counter-revolutionary protests that the ‘resistance’ thought would bring down Trump. Instead he has let the country be hijacked first by the judiciary and now by the mob.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    @The Alarmist

    And he lost a lot of supporters when he failed to keep his promises to the American people.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

  74. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    I noticed this at the time. Terrifying. The funny thing about it is that, just as they couldn’t convince more than 200 people to show up at a Hilary Clinton rally, they weren’t able to compel significant crowds to assemble in Washington to storm the White House.

  75. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    You sure that you’re not the least bit over the top here? – Asking that question with no pun intended from a place far away.

    That said – what you wrote would make an interesting plot for a Tom Clancy novel…

  76. @Almost Missouri
    @Bert

    That's interesting.

    Of course once Facebook notices this, they will immediately cancel the group because something or other. Maybe the bikers will already have sufficient communications that Facebook deplatforming them won't matter though. Could go either way.

    In general, comms is the Achilles heel of heritage America (the real #Resistance). While the GlobaLeft can freely publicize, proclaim, organize, advertise, communicate, discuss, form and reform on any and all public and private communications platforms, the conservative right is severely curtailed. Anything that verges into actual action is immediately shut off, usually accompanied by a furious—but strangely proforma—denouncement.

    When the civil war reaches the kinetic phase, the GlobaLeft forces, though inferior in domestic numbers and competence, will have a profound advantage in organization, operating rapidity, and global PR thanks to their total dominance of all major comms networks. The right will be reduced to reacting to whatever its numerous but locally disparate groups can see and say. It's the classic way a smaller but nimbler force defeats a larger and more powerful one.

    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.

    Replies: @Znzn, @The Wild Geese Howard, @The Alarmist, @vhrm

    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.

    The technology and topology already exists.

  77. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Antifa is clearly well funded, organized, and coordinated across the nation. Yet, the FBI has been letting them operate out in the open unmolested. While the MSM just pretends they don’t exist. They clearly have insider support.

    It doesn’t take much imagination to see them as the incipient paramilitary arm of the Democratic party.

    Their main limiting factor so far seems to be a lack of quality recruits. But that may change now that they appear powerful and on the future winning side.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Hypnotoad666

    It doesn’t take much imagination to see them as the incipient paramilitary arm of the Democratic party.

    This is exactly what they were founded as and what they are in Europe.
    You might recall that a little bit back Dan Ortega's Nicaragua had some protests (one of the foci of which were these hideous and hilariously overpriced decorative fake trees). Besides the army and police one of the forces relied upon by the government were these angry violent young men in t-shirts, who looked like rioters but were attacking apparent dissidents. This was a standard thing in Communist countries. Poland had a group like this, Norks have one. It's like snitches but with a physical element.

    Replies: @anon

  78. The header image on the official navy seals’ twitter page features a black dude. LOL.

    https://twitter.com/us_navyseals/header_photo

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    @Malcolm X-Lax


    The header image on the official navy seals’ twitter page features a black dude. LOL.
     
    And he's the only one who doesn't have camo face paint. LOL, indeed.
  79. @Almost Missouri
    @Bert

    That's interesting.

    Of course once Facebook notices this, they will immediately cancel the group because something or other. Maybe the bikers will already have sufficient communications that Facebook deplatforming them won't matter though. Could go either way.

    In general, comms is the Achilles heel of heritage America (the real #Resistance). While the GlobaLeft can freely publicize, proclaim, organize, advertise, communicate, discuss, form and reform on any and all public and private communications platforms, the conservative right is severely curtailed. Anything that verges into actual action is immediately shut off, usually accompanied by a furious—but strangely proforma—denouncement.

    When the civil war reaches the kinetic phase, the GlobaLeft forces, though inferior in domestic numbers and competence, will have a profound advantage in organization, operating rapidity, and global PR thanks to their total dominance of all major comms networks. The right will be reduced to reacting to whatever its numerous but locally disparate groups can see and say. It's the classic way a smaller but nimbler force defeats a larger and more powerful one.

    If someone wanted to sponsor a genuinely game changing technology, encrypted wireless mesh data network hardware would be it. Like the internet, but free of the backbone control of tech oligarchs, free even of the need for local ISPs or immediate electrical sources. Would level the playing field in one stroke.

    Replies: @Znzn, @The Wild Geese Howard, @The Alarmist, @vhrm

    Some products already exist:

    https://gotenna.com/

    But probably vpns and “dark web” (tor) sites would be fine for most communication and planning.

    But recruiting people would be a huge problem of your can’t talk on Twitter, fb, reddit etc.

    Hmm i should see what happened to gab.

  80. I doubt those guys would defend the Constitution. They all seem to be down with carrying out the dirty work of the Empire, as long as they get their dose of adrenaline.

    When they muster out, they’ll get high-paying jobs defending Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other billionaires.

  81. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Almost Missouri
    @Corvinus

    Amusingly, less than an hour after I post a comment detailing a narrowly averted US coup d'etat, where the coup plotters cynically promoted themselves as defenders of the "the Constitution" against the duly elected President, iSteve's only paid commenter, Corvinus, comes along to confirm the game plan.

    Thanks man, but we were already on the lookout for your latest subversion vector.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Corvinus

    Whoever is paying him should ask for a refund. If a commenter is going to stick with the same name he should try to make the comments interesting, not trite/knee-jerk crap. In the Web 1.0 days you could avoid an op-ed that you knew to just be a waste of valuable seconds on a vapid (David Gergen), boring (Bob Herbert), unfunny (Gail Collins), or insane screed. This system was not dislodged by forums and mailing lists, which operate on a membership basis, but was summarily blown the hell out in Movable Type/Blogger era (unto trash-picking quintessence with 4chan et al.)

    Paying 50-cent/hasbara blog commenters has never brought great ROI. I question that model’s viability. Twitter vainly tried to restore the despotic 20th Century newspaper grandee style with that blue-checkmark gimmick but is universally considered to be a sewer nonetheless. Celebs grow tired of getting dragged on it; they want the adulation w/o the arena. I can’t believe anyone complains about Trump using it– he personifies its true purpose as a bullying/zinging machine. The idea of it ever being a “social utility” to help knowledge workers coordinate their enlightened charitable data-farming is as hilarious as Edison’s humanitarian electric-chair advocacy.

  82. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Just a friendly post saying you are right on about the attempted coup. I think they knew were too weak then but they can come back. So 98% agree rating on your post. I was also very aware of some sneaky sh_t going on and I was thinking the same. Where the objective was to storm the White House and show Trump as total loser and ineffectual. But the antifa lead marching/invading forces were too weak. So dunce_ass_loser_generals_F_OFF!

    • Agree: Alden
  83. anonymous[415] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile, Joe Rogan’s 100 million dollar deal with Spotify is currently in acute danger of being cancelled at the starting gate.

    Potentially another death by #metoo, with a sprinkling of #blacklivesmatter:

    https://twitter.com/ChemicalMishap/status/1273159524791259137?s=20

    https://twitter.com/ChemicalMishap/status/1274239385324720129?s=20

    https://twitter.com/ChemicalMishap/status/1274102187371749385?s=20

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
    @anonymous


    Meanwhile, Joe Rogan’s 100 million dollar deal with Spotify is currently in acute danger of being cancelled at the starting gate.
     
    Good, because Rogan has been one of the most visible and effective gatekeeping golems over the last 20 years.
  84. @Anon
    I was under the impression that SEALs were on the older side, for front-line soldiers at least. These guys all seem pretty young.

    Replies: @Goatweed, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Diversity Heretic, @Chrisnonymous

    As a seventy year old everyone looks really young.

    Paul Harrell seems young and he retired from the military.

  85. Ed says:
    @PiltdownMan
    Is anyone going to be arrested and prosecuted for vandalism and destruction of public property this summer? Is any mob tearing down statues or committing arson going to be dispersed or brought under control by the law?

    Replies: @George, @tyrone, @theMann, @Charon, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Clyde, @Ed

    Yes, I think the Dem approach is to not confront the protestors in the act as to avoid the visual of confrontation. However they’ll use surveillance to circle back and arrest the perps, still with Soro’s DAs all over the country most will probably get a slap on the wrist.

  86. @anon
    Speaking of racially homogenous armed force, this is a group shot of recent LAPD cadets.

    It really bolsters the idea that 21st century US govt will have a monopoly on violence. The second row in particular inspires confidence. They're really the lock-n-load types.

    This will end well.

    https://twitter.com/kingcowpoke/status/1274017024255987719?s=20

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Redneck farmer, @Phantom, @Mr. Anon

    Thanks!

    And holy shit that picture is terrifying!

  87. @Anon7
    I’m just hoping that this Covid panic will wake people up come November. I live in Michigan, a state run by a tyrannical Governor with absolute power. I was just vacationing up north, with its gorgeous beaches and vast fresh water lakes.

    Closed. Every one of them. These areas should be full of happy families, who instead were trembling in fear, locked in their homes.

    In Ohio, contractors were allowed to work in homes. Not in Michigan, because Governor Witless said “no”. All of these small businesses are dying, just like liberals hope they will, to bring in the Socialist paradise.

    This is our future under Leftism. This is exactly what happens.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Buffalo Joe

    This is our future under Leftism. This is exactly what happens.

    Mass resistance is the only solution.

    Even more so when the statists show up to arrest people for trying to make a living…or go to the beach with their family.

  88. I’m hoping these friends of Tigers set up a “red zone CHOP”… I’d join em in a heartbeat.

  89. @res
    @Corvinus

    Corvinus the Clown is back. Still no response to my most recent Ferguson Effect comment?
    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-end-of-gentrification/#comment-3979110

    It is rare that you say something specific and concrete enough to be outright wrong, but you managed it in that exchange.

    P.S. And everyone remember, a Disagree tag from Corvinus is known as "the Corvinus seal of approval" for a comment. If anyone wants a quick way to review those especially valuable comments just go to Corvinus' commenter page and search for "Disagree: Corvinus".

    Replies: @VinnyVette

    Do not feed Corvinus the troll please!

    • Replies: @res
    @VinnyVette

    Pro tip: when Corvinus chooses not to respond it is a good sign a comment refutes him rather than feeds him.

  90. Those guys suffer from Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder: If there weren’t a contrived conflict somewhere for them to go to, they’d go bonkers.

  91. @Joe Stalin
    In the good old days of the 1960s, African countries would hire Whitey to deal with the festive, recalcitrant Blacks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9PCeeBpdu4&has_verified=1

    Replies: @bruce county, @Redneck farmer, @Steve in Greensboro

    Why does my beer always taste better when I watch see such gleeful films like this.

  92. @Corn
    @Polynikes

    I don’t know any of these guys. What are their thoughts?

    Replies: @Polynikes

    Sorry. Wrote that quick and should’ve elaborated.

    I’ve listened to or read several guys now from the SEALs or Green Berets who are pretty adamant that the social unrest currently here seems coordinated and very closely resembles something they might either be tasked with countering or even creating (in the case of the GBs) in other countries.

    • Replies: @Ed
    @Polynikes

    What strikes me about these protests is how everyone has their phone out recording either themselves or events. It’s become a street party which I doubt would be occurring without lockdowns.

  93. @YetAnotherAnon
    @Almost Missouri

    Still, what is Trump going to do? Facebook and twitter are openly mocking him, John Roberts is yet another "conservative" failure (bribed, threatened? What's got at him?).

    There's something of stolid resignation about his administration, as if they walked half in another world between lines of nameless guards to a certain and familiar doom.

    Getting rid of Bannon was a bad sign, in hindsight. No wall, no defunding of sanctuary, DACA still there - a four year hiatus, not a reaction. Admittedly there's no war in Ukraine or Iran - just.

    If Boris loses Cummings he'll go the same way, though at the moment we seem to be on course for a no deal exit, which'll be fun, as the Remainers will go ballistic. May offered them BINO (Brexit in name only), they voted against, hoping to stop Brexit altogether.

    "He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay"

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Roberts’ kids were adopted from Ireland. Supposedly the adoptions weren’t entirely legit.

  94. @Polynikes
    Some of these guys are active on Twitter and social media. Their thoughts on the current activities are rather interesting.

    Replies: @Corn, @Anonymous, @Wannabetee, @res, @Anon Duge

    What are some of their social media handles?

  95. @Whiskey
    @Almost Missouri

    Yes and the question is why? Biden / Abrams are a slam dunk. Why not wait? Is this Hillary pulling strings? Her coup led way into the White house?

    Or do they fear a surprise attack by China that leads to major losses and the Pacific as a Chinese lake and want to be in command so they can't be ousted for defeat?

    Assume the worst.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    Forget Corvinus. If anyone around here is a leftist shill, it’s you. Your shtick is endless defeatist blackpilling and mental masturbation to your doom-and-gloom scenarios.

    Never admit defeat. Never give your enemies the satisfaction of knowing that you have ceded victory to them.

    • Replies: @Whiskey
    @Stan Adams

    Wrong deluded fool. I can smell the final solution. To the White man problem.

    Victory wasn't possible past 1964. That's pretty clear. Survival is another thing.

    Let's be clear. White men in the US now are like Jews in Germany in 1932.

    Think President Abrams will show any mercy? Or Susan Rice if Biden picks her?

    Trump couldn't attract a crowd in Tulsa. He won't win a single state against a man technically deceased.

    Hopium is a terrible drug. It makes you ignore that the corporate, religious, legal, military, police, political and cultural organizations all want you dead. And have not been shy in saying it.

    When people say they want to kill you believe them. And have a plan.

    You have no plan. No passport. No Spanish skills. No name change to something Hispanic. Like all those German Jews who went to the gas chambers wearing their Iron Cross thinking their past heroism for Germany would save them.

    This is not 1984. Reagan is long dead.

    To all I would say kill hope. Kill optimism. Kill belief in the US or trust in anyone. But plan and plan and Will to Survive. It is your Duty to Survive.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

  96. https://66.media.tumblr.com/4a6d7bcaa8acf564ef7af20b60c8741d/tumblr_npxafzrf7Y1uts1nvo3_500.gifv

    I recommend to all Unz participants adopting the famous Seal affinity for cold water. Specifically, use the hot-to-cold shower, with 30 seconds of cold. There are multiple benefits, psychological and physical.

  97. @Sparkylyle92
    Look at the diagonal shadow across Tiger’s sweatshirt. Now look at the men to his right and left. Fronts brightly lit. Look at the 2nd man to his left. Turned away from Tiger’s sun line, still no shadow on chest. See the pixelization on Tiger’s sweatshirt? That’s from lightening him to try to match the other’s lighting. Notice no pixelization on the others. On could go on and on, notice the back rows are washed out relative to the front.
    I like Steve a lot and always read him. In the past he’s mentioned photo analysis so I know he knows this photo is a poor pasteup. He’s also mentioned his father in law was in intelligence. Who would be interested in promoting the Seals?
    Always think for yourself. Don’t give Steve an automatic pass.
    Btw, this photo has been improved since the last time Steve published it. It used to be pathetic. Tell ‘em to keep working on it, Steve.

    Replies: @Kyle, @Kyle, @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross

    Maybe there are pixels because it’s a jpeg. Maybe they show up more on Tiger because he’s wearing a solid color while everyone else is wearing camo. Camo is designed to break up shapes. This picture isn’t fake, It’s one of the most famous pictures of tiger woods. ESPN made a huge deal about tiger training with the seals back in the day. It was all over the news. Are you trolling or are you just stupid?
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/tiger-woods-once-irritated-navy-seals-beacuse-he-didnt-pay-for-lunch-2016-4%3famp

    Wood’s father was a Green Beret, and after he died, Woods became obsessed with the Navy SEALs. He often visited their private training facilities, skydived regularly with them, and went through complex combat scenarios that included close-combat exercises and simulated raids. Thompson reports that Woods’ obsession became so intense that his close inner-circle once staged an intervention, worried he wasn’t focused on golf and might quit the sport to enlist.

    If you’re just stupid please don’t impose your ignorance onto others. If you’re a troll. What’s up with that? Why are there so many trolls around here lately, during Americas cultural french revolution.

    • Replies: @res
    @Kyle


    Why are there so many trolls around here lately, during Americas cultural french revolution.
     
    I think to ask that question is to answer it.
  98. @Sparkylyle92
    Look at the diagonal shadow across Tiger’s sweatshirt. Now look at the men to his right and left. Fronts brightly lit. Look at the 2nd man to his left. Turned away from Tiger’s sun line, still no shadow on chest. See the pixelization on Tiger’s sweatshirt? That’s from lightening him to try to match the other’s lighting. Notice no pixelization on the others. On could go on and on, notice the back rows are washed out relative to the front.
    I like Steve a lot and always read him. In the past he’s mentioned photo analysis so I know he knows this photo is a poor pasteup. He’s also mentioned his father in law was in intelligence. Who would be interested in promoting the Seals?
    Always think for yourself. Don’t give Steve an automatic pass.
    Btw, this photo has been improved since the last time Steve published it. It used to be pathetic. Tell ‘em to keep working on it, Steve.

    Replies: @Kyle, @Kyle, @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross

    Jpeg is a compressed format. Solid colors like tigers shirt are going to look more compressed than the multi colored camo outfits that the seals are wearing. Apparently you’re an expert at photoshop, but you don’t understand the basics of digital image compression. Your stupidity is really aggravating me. Normally I wouldn’t care, but it’s common knowledge that tiger trained with the marines and was obsessed with becoming a seal after his father died. It’s very common knowledge. This photo is famous and has been published by many many different sources. For what reason would Mr. Sailer want to fake this photo? Just general reasons? Just to piss you off? Is Steve actually a lizard person from the center of the earth? Please I want to hear your rationale. Imbeciles like you make me ashamed to post here.

  99. @anon
    Speaking of racially homogenous armed force, this is a group shot of recent LAPD cadets.

    It really bolsters the idea that 21st century US govt will have a monopoly on violence. The second row in particular inspires confidence. They're really the lock-n-load types.

    This will end well.

    https://twitter.com/kingcowpoke/status/1274017024255987719?s=20

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Redneck farmer, @Phantom, @Mr. Anon

    “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin’ badges!”

  100. Off-topic: a knife attack has been reported in Reading, Berkshire — that’s in England, west of London. It’s unknown how many are dead, or if there are any dead, and the identity of the attacker is also not clear, but The (Daily) Telegraph reported that there were three dead and that a Libyan man has been arrested, according to a “security source”. One witness, a 20-year-old personal trainer whose British-souding name is given, was reported as saying to the Press Association the attacker “shouted some unintelligible words” before going on his rampage.

    That fellow could have thought twice before giving his name, assuming it’s really his name, and then saying that. If it’s found out that it’s accurate the attacker was a Libyan, and that he shouted in Arabic (the main language spoken in Libya), the witness has just admitted he’s a racist: is Arabic “some unintelligible words” now? Is there any place in the UK for racists like that? I don’t think so! You know, like that American general said, it’s worse if diversity becomes a casualty here.

  101. @Joe Stalin
    In the good old days of the 1960s, African countries would hire Whitey to deal with the festive, recalcitrant Blacks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9PCeeBpdu4&has_verified=1

    Replies: @bruce county, @Redneck farmer, @Steve in Greensboro

    And in the 90s, companies hired them to stop civil wars. Google Executive Outcomes.

  102. @Neoconned
    https://amp.ft.com/content/7e0d86d5-7fe2-464a-95fc-35547b61d307

    So apparently the State Dept just named some totally random Russian monarchist group as a terrorist organization. Supposedly it is a white supremacist group or some such.

    Meanwhile a random alleged neo nazi group called "The Base"(LOL yes just like bin Laden) that popped up out of nowhere in January with a Canadian illegal immigrant among those arrested is now FBI target numero uno...

    The leader of The Base supposedly lives in Russia and has a Russian wife:

    https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/23/revealed-the-true-identity-of-the-leader-of-americas-neo-nazi-terror-group

    So all of a sudden neo nazis are numero uno threat. Since Trump took office I can name what? 3 killings? 2 wackos who shot up synagogues in San Diego and.....Pennsylvania I think and then the psychos in El Paso and the Garlic Fest shootout in California....that's it right?

    All were lone wolf nut bags but somehow something something it's now an organized movement even though all attacks appear random...

    Meanwhile a rogue Deep State faction creates a fake honeypot neo nazi group and lures out some nazi LARP tards and does a showboat trial to show HEY NEO NAZIS STILL EXIST....

    But I don't get the angle here...random Russian terror group that has never threatened American lives now is a terror group on par with Hezbollah or al Qaeda. And something something the founder of the Base lives in Russia therefore 3d chess something Trump is connected to Putin's imaginary neo nazi army trying to overthrow our govt something.....

    Does Trump even know his Deep State insurrectionist peons are attempting another "lite coup"???

    That's the thing about the neo nazi movement....that wacko Breivik claimed international calls of a movement....police found no such international groups

    There is no documented trans national fascist network...unless the spooks are trying to create one....

    What's you guys take on this?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Escher

    Both those things are old news, but the FBI is still doing this (latest iteration is, do not laugh, I am serious, bogey men), hilariously enough even as law enforcement refuses to deal with leftist rioters. It’s also amusing that leftists/journalists like to crow that antifa does not exist or is not prosecutable because it is a “movement” and not an organization (wrong), but meanwhile witness the prosecution of “the boogaloo movement.” I get that credulity theorists don’t want to be taken for a ride but how can there now be any denial of the FBI’s (and the RCMP’s) not only practice of but addiction to ritual straw sacrifice? They are sacrificing straw dogs even as real terrorists freely riot. And considering the highly possible China angle, none of this would be happening had any of them been the least bit serious over the past five years in all that babble about focusing on hostile foreign actors seeking to disrupt society. Remember when that was The Problem Of The Day for several years? Guess they were just kidding.

    • Replies: @Neoconned
    @J.Ross

    So long as we don't get another Strassmeir who oooopsy! We gave your fall guy nutter patsy AN ACTUAL MINI WMD AND FAILED TO STOP HIM WHILE HE DRIVES TO THE MURRAH BUILDING!!

    I dunno I'm surprised Trump isn't whacking heads at the doj to get more antifa arrests....

    Replies: @J.Ross

  103. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Yes and if we were a real country, the fate of certain people following such conduct would not need to be said. Now their fate will be an overpaid gig on CNN or Fox.

  104. @anon
    Speaking of racially homogenous armed force, this is a group shot of recent LAPD cadets.

    It really bolsters the idea that 21st century US govt will have a monopoly on violence. The second row in particular inspires confidence. They're really the lock-n-load types.

    This will end well.

    https://twitter.com/kingcowpoke/status/1274017024255987719?s=20

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Redneck farmer, @Phantom, @Mr. Anon

    This is a HIGH SCHOOL group, not LAPD graduating class, on June 23, 2017. (Kind of like a high school ROTC, but for the LAPD, as a way to reach out to the inner city community.) These are NOT cops, so don’t worry about it.

  105. @Hypnotoad666
    @Almost Missouri

    Antifa is clearly well funded, organized, and coordinated across the nation. Yet, the FBI has been letting them operate out in the open unmolested. While the MSM just pretends they don't exist. They clearly have insider support.

    It doesn't take much imagination to see them as the incipient paramilitary arm of the Democratic party.

    Their main limiting factor so far seems to be a lack of quality recruits. But that may change now that they appear powerful and on the future winning side.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    It doesn’t take much imagination to see them as the incipient paramilitary arm of the Democratic party.

    This is exactly what they were founded as and what they are in Europe.
    You might recall that a little bit back Dan Ortega’s Nicaragua had some protests (one of the foci of which were these hideous and hilariously overpriced decorative fake trees). Besides the army and police one of the forces relied upon by the government were these angry violent young men in t-shirts, who looked like rioters but were attacking apparent dissidents. This was a standard thing in Communist countries. Poland had a group like this, Norks have one. It’s like snitches but with a physical element.

    • Replies: @anon
    @J.Ross

    This was a standard thing in Communist countries. Poland had a group like this, Norks have one.

    In Cuba they are called "Turba" which is just another word for "mob".

  106. Another statue comes down….

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
    A statue honoring a colonizer who laid claim to the land where the discovery of shiny flakes of gold sparked the California Gold Rush was removed Monday outside a hospital bearing his name in the state capital.

    Several dozen people cheered as a work crew lifted the statue of John Sutter – a 19th century European colonizer of California who enslaved Native Americans – off its pedestal outside Sutter Medical Center in the latest reckoning of historical figures being removed from public display.

    https://www.kcra.com/article/john-sutter-statue-sacramento-hospital-being-removed/32871903

    Use of “colonizer” is interesting. Perhaps it’s another example of how comic book movies are influencing society:

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    @syonredux


    Use of “colonizer” is interesting. Perhaps it’s another example of how comic book movies are influencing society:
     
    There is now arising a generation of white men who seem to draw their entire World view from comic book movies (in which category I include all the Star Wars dreck). They don't even have a real, organic mythology to draw upon for inspiration, but only a synthetic one. It's depressing.

    Replies: @Bleuteaux

  107. @Joe Stalin
    In the good old days of the 1960s, African countries would hire Whitey to deal with the festive, recalcitrant Blacks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9PCeeBpdu4&has_verified=1

    Replies: @bruce county, @Redneck farmer, @Steve in Greensboro

    “…Three young men
    In a Russian truck
    With a little MAC-10
    Sent ’em running to the huts
    These few young men
    The few who dare
    To battle in hell
    Le Mercenaire!

    Strength and muscle and jungle work…”

  108. @Anon
    I was under the impression that SEALs were on the older side, for front-line soldiers at least. These guys all seem pretty young.

    Replies: @Goatweed, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Diversity Heretic, @Chrisnonymous

    SEALS are fairly interesting in the military in that you can apply directly to be a SEAL. You can go as a 19 year old kid to a recruiter and, with grit and luck, emerge as a SEAL of ~21 when you exit the pipeline.
    The closest analogous units in the Army are not direct ascension, you apply to be a “something” (infantry, medic etc) and afternoon you do a good job in that you can work your way into the Cool Guy Teams.
    I don’t know for sure how the USMC does it but I’m 90% sure it’s the Army model.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    USMC Force Recon began during WW2 when FDR had to tell the Marine commandant that the Marines would have a Special Ops unit, "And that's an order!" The Commandant said, OK, we'll call them Recon Marines.

    Replies: @anon, @AceDeuce

  109. @Cloudbuster
    @Hypnotoad666

    The more hardcore the combat unit, the less diversity you see.

    Replies: @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    This is true but, interestingly, it is also true in the South American militaries, too.

  110. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    It is obviously very tough to discuss this at the present for parties who have first hand relevant information, but I will just say that this post is a masterpiece

  111. @theMann
    @PiltdownMan

    It will stop when the armed citizens of the Republic stop it. I suggest, at a minimum, two 4 man teams working in tandem. A 4 man fire team forward, a second 4 man team in support. Send the scum to hell, and then deal with the Public Officials.

    For a little inspiration, start with the Cincinnati riot of 1888. Just so that you will know that ultimately, you are in charge, as long as you act.

    And remember this: currently, Public Officials not doing their jobs is Dereliction of Duty, Violation of their Oaths of Office, probably in sum, a species of Sedition, and definitely a hefty, hefty, dose of cowardice. When they refuse to deal with the Mob, and then attempt to prosecute you in dealing with the Mob, they move to flat out, unequivocal TREASON, because they are then aiding and abetting an armed enemy of the United States.

    We can put a stop to the violence in a day, it requires only the will to do so. Along the way, just don't forget that, in order, your real enemies are: 1. Academics 2. Media People 3. Race baiting Public Officials.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @V. K. Ovelund

    0. The financial elite, who use all these useful idiots to cover for their plundering via the Fed.

  112. @Liberty Mike
    @Hypnotoad666

    And he isn't full diversity.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    And he isn’t full diversity.

    He’s too diverse to be diversity!

    https://www.liveabout.com/tiger-woods-ethnicity-1566365

  113. @Anonymous
    Steve we all know you're a stickler for proper formatting of modern English.

    So will you be following the new AP guideline for capitalization of Black?

    And if not from what other authority do you accept guidance on this matter?

    BTW the capitalization of white is under monthlong review by AP.

    Perhaps this was sussed out on some other thread...

    Oh and also....

    TRUMP'S POLL NUMBERS ARE DYING BECAUSE HE'S THE NEW GAY BLACK KOSHER TRUMP FOR 2020

    Replies: @res

    One interesting wrinkle:
    https://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/jun/20/associated-press-style-guide-capitalize-black

    The AP said it expects to make a decision within a month on whether to capitalize the term white. Among the considerations are what that change might mean outside the US.

  114. @Sparkylyle92
    Look at the diagonal shadow across Tiger’s sweatshirt. Now look at the men to his right and left. Fronts brightly lit. Look at the 2nd man to his left. Turned away from Tiger’s sun line, still no shadow on chest. See the pixelization on Tiger’s sweatshirt? That’s from lightening him to try to match the other’s lighting. Notice no pixelization on the others. On could go on and on, notice the back rows are washed out relative to the front.
    I like Steve a lot and always read him. In the past he’s mentioned photo analysis so I know he knows this photo is a poor pasteup. He’s also mentioned his father in law was in intelligence. Who would be interested in promoting the Seals?
    Always think for yourself. Don’t give Steve an automatic pass.
    Btw, this photo has been improved since the last time Steve published it. It used to be pathetic. Tell ‘em to keep working on it, Steve.

    Replies: @Kyle, @Kyle, @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross

    “He’s also mentioned his father in law was in intelligence”

    Please tell me more. I’m dying to find out.

    • Replies: @Sparkylyle92
    @Steve Sailer

    That’s all I know because that’s all you said. It was in a post a couple of years ago. I could be wrong. It might have been the wife’s uncle.
    In these days of nation-shattering hoaxes, it’s good to see one as trivial and banal as Tiger/Seals. It cheers me up. I especially liked the picture of Tiger holding an M4, which anyone can find on the web. Tiger’s got a suntan, but his hands are Caucasian! Ha, ha, good one boys. At least the M4 was realistic. The white guy holding it had taped the magazine to keep out sand and carefully closed the dust cover.

  115. @J.Ross
    @Hypnotoad666

    It doesn’t take much imagination to see them as the incipient paramilitary arm of the Democratic party.

    This is exactly what they were founded as and what they are in Europe.
    You might recall that a little bit back Dan Ortega's Nicaragua had some protests (one of the foci of which were these hideous and hilariously overpriced decorative fake trees). Besides the army and police one of the forces relied upon by the government were these angry violent young men in t-shirts, who looked like rioters but were attacking apparent dissidents. This was a standard thing in Communist countries. Poland had a group like this, Norks have one. It's like snitches but with a physical element.

    Replies: @anon

    This was a standard thing in Communist countries. Poland had a group like this, Norks have one.

    In Cuba they are called “Turba” which is just another word for “mob”.

  116. Tiger, along with many athletes/stars is a Trump supporter. They just can not speak about that in public anymore.

  117. @Stan Adams
    @Whiskey

    Forget Corvinus. If anyone around here is a leftist shill, it’s you. Your shtick is endless defeatist blackpilling and mental masturbation to your doom-and-gloom scenarios.

    Never admit defeat. Never give your enemies the satisfaction of knowing that you have ceded victory to them.

    Replies: @Whiskey

    Wrong deluded fool. I can smell the final solution. To the White man problem.

    Victory wasn’t possible past 1964. That’s pretty clear. Survival is another thing.

    Let’s be clear. White men in the US now are like Jews in Germany in 1932.

    Think President Abrams will show any mercy? Or Susan Rice if Biden picks her?

    Trump couldn’t attract a crowd in Tulsa. He won’t win a single state against a man technically deceased.

    Hopium is a terrible drug. It makes you ignore that the corporate, religious, legal, military, police, political and cultural organizations all want you dead. And have not been shy in saying it.

    When people say they want to kill you believe them. And have a plan.

    You have no plan. No passport. No Spanish skills. No name change to something Hispanic. Like all those German Jews who went to the gas chambers wearing their Iron Cross thinking their past heroism for Germany would save them.

    This is not 1984. Reagan is long dead.

    To all I would say kill hope. Kill optimism. Kill belief in the US or trust in anyone. But plan and plan and Will to Survive. It is your Duty to Survive.

    • Replies: @Stan Adams
    @Whiskey

    On September 30, 2016, Whiskey posted the following comment:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/not-even-trying-anymore/


    Forget Trump; he’s got little chance. Debates don’t matter, turnout does, and he has no one on the ground like Hillary does already organizing get out the vote stuff. As America’s Biggest Celebrity Trump can’t just grind stuff out every day, not his style, and his staff can’t get him to spend on it either. Hillary doesn’t seem able to string sentences together like a sentient being, but at least Huma Abedin aka Mrs. President or “the real First Lady” has a clue to the ground game.
    Survival is another matter. Build up cash, have a passport, and a plan to expat. President Huma’s revenge on White men will be terrible.
     
    I have no illusions about the prospects for the future. I’m not predicting that Trump will be re-elected. I’m merely reminding the gloom-and-doom brigade that we have a long way to go.
  118. @anon
    Speaking of racially homogenous armed force, this is a group shot of recent LAPD cadets.

    It really bolsters the idea that 21st century US govt will have a monopoly on violence. The second row in particular inspires confidence. They're really the lock-n-load types.

    This will end well.

    https://twitter.com/kingcowpoke/status/1274017024255987719?s=20

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Redneck farmer, @Phantom, @Mr. Anon

    This is the LAPD graduating class.

    Do you understand yet? pic.twitter.com/PfaVRbeCeU

    What can one say to that picture but……………Defund the Police!

  119. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Outstanding comment. I hadn’t put it all together.

  120. @George
    @PiltdownMan

    A few of the dumberer ones have been arrested.

    https://heavy.com/news/2020/06/lore-elisabeth-blumenthal/

    Replies: @Charon, @Hypnotoad666, @Antonius, @Hibernian

    Doxxing of someone who needed to be doxxed. I’m not a fan of Federal jurisdiction based on the fact that the burned out patrol car was bought with Federal aid, but the Philadelphia PD didn’t even seem interested in the case, not to mention the woke DA.

  121. @syonredux
    Another statue comes down....

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
    A statue honoring a colonizer who laid claim to the land where the discovery of shiny flakes of gold sparked the California Gold Rush was removed Monday outside a hospital bearing his name in the state capital.
     

    Several dozen people cheered as a work crew lifted the statue of John Sutter - a 19th century European colonizer of California who enslaved Native Americans - off its pedestal outside Sutter Medical Center in the latest reckoning of historical figures being removed from public display.
     
    https://www.kcra.com/article/john-sutter-statue-sacramento-hospital-being-removed/32871903


    Use of "colonizer" is interesting. Perhaps it's another example of how comic book movies are influencing society:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV6iBcFeu70

    Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Use of “colonizer” is interesting. Perhaps it’s another example of how comic book movies are influencing society:

    There is now arising a generation of white men who seem to draw their entire World view from comic book movies (in which category I include all the Star Wars dreck). They don’t even have a real, organic mythology to draw upon for inspiration, but only a synthetic one. It’s depressing.

    • Replies: @Bleuteaux
    @Mr. Anon

    Good observation. I've noticed this too. Comic book movie references, all the time. Hard to believe that some individuals entire literary and historical experience are cartoonish movies and whatever dreck their SJW education gave them.

  122. @Sparkylyle92
    Look at the diagonal shadow across Tiger’s sweatshirt. Now look at the men to his right and left. Fronts brightly lit. Look at the 2nd man to his left. Turned away from Tiger’s sun line, still no shadow on chest. See the pixelization on Tiger’s sweatshirt? That’s from lightening him to try to match the other’s lighting. Notice no pixelization on the others. On could go on and on, notice the back rows are washed out relative to the front.
    I like Steve a lot and always read him. In the past he’s mentioned photo analysis so I know he knows this photo is a poor pasteup. He’s also mentioned his father in law was in intelligence. Who would be interested in promoting the Seals?
    Always think for yourself. Don’t give Steve an automatic pass.
    Btw, this photo has been improved since the last time Steve published it. It used to be pathetic. Tell ‘em to keep working on it, Steve.

    Replies: @Kyle, @Kyle, @Steve Sailer, @J.Ross

    Is that one sentence a possible quiet diss? To honor a Green Beret (layperson stereotype: top shelf crack soldiering), he tried to get into the Seals (layperson stereotype: Navy PR stunt, albeit physically demanding). And failed. This is, like, Minnesotan in its rage.

  123. @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang
    @Anon

    SEALS are fairly interesting in the military in that you can apply directly to be a SEAL. You can go as a 19 year old kid to a recruiter and, with grit and luck, emerge as a SEAL of ~21 when you exit the pipeline.
    The closest analogous units in the Army are not direct ascension, you apply to be a “something” (infantry, medic etc) and afternoon you do a good job in that you can work your way into the Cool Guy Teams.
    I don’t know for sure how the USMC does it but I’m 90% sure it’s the Army model.

    Replies: @Hibernian

    USMC Force Recon began during WW2 when FDR had to tell the Marine commandant that the Marines would have a Special Ops unit, “And that’s an order!” The Commandant said, OK, we’ll call them Recon Marines.

    • Replies: @anon
    @Hibernian

    Cite.

    Oh, heck, I'll do it for you'

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

    You're welcome, blivit.

    , @AceDeuce
    @Hibernian

    In WW2 the Marine "Special Ops" units were called "Marine Raiders".

  124. @Anonymous
    HAHAHA Kamala "Black Power" Harris comes out swinging. Capitalized B in yo face!! JUST DON'T SWITCH THE WORD BLACK FOR WHITE IN THIS TWEET. Do not go there, klansmen.


    Kamala Harris @SenKamalaHarris 2h I was raised to know that being Black means that you are capable of doing anything. That if we are committed, if we are deep in faith, we can do anything—but it requires resilience and most of all, love of self. And it’s a wonderful thing.


    Her twitter feed reads like the rantings of an utterly race-obsessed Democrat from say 1920. Or a Panther from 1968.

    Bonus: Nutbag cuck Scott Adams retweeted this and called it a "solid conservative viewpoint"...

    Got it. Thanks Scott. Black Power = solid conservativism. Black Panthers are the new conservatives. And thanks Scott for ignoring all the other race-obsessed spew on her twitter feed.

    Replies: @Escher

    Kamala Harris @SenKamalaHarris 2h I was raised to know that being Black means that you are capable of doing anything without suffering the consequences. That if we are committed, if we are deep in faith, we can do anything—but it requires resilience and most of all, love of self, which we have plenty of, as it is always about us. And it’s a wonderful thing.

    Added a few words in italics to improve accuracy.

  125. @Polynikes
    @Corn

    Sorry. Wrote that quick and should’ve elaborated.

    I’ve listened to or read several guys now from the SEALs or Green Berets who are pretty adamant that the social unrest currently here seems coordinated and very closely resembles something they might either be tasked with countering or even creating (in the case of the GBs) in other countries.

    Replies: @Ed

    What strikes me about these protests is how everyone has their phone out recording either themselves or events. It’s become a street party which I doubt would be occurring without lockdowns.

    • Agree: Polynikes
  126. @Hibernian
    @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    USMC Force Recon began during WW2 when FDR had to tell the Marine commandant that the Marines would have a Special Ops unit, "And that's an order!" The Commandant said, OK, we'll call them Recon Marines.

    Replies: @anon, @AceDeuce

    Cite.

    Oh, heck, I’ll do it for you’

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

    You’re welcome, blivit.

  127. Anonymous[404] • Disclaimer says:

    The one brownish guy — second row, far left — isn’t actually Mexican.

    He’s a conquistador who fell through a time warp and landed on the outpost.

    Alpha respects alpha, so they gave him a uniform and had him stand in the photo.

  128. @Steve Sailer
    @Sparkylyle92

    "He’s also mentioned his father in law was in intelligence"

    Please tell me more. I'm dying to find out.

    Replies: @Sparkylyle92

    That’s all I know because that’s all you said. It was in a post a couple of years ago. I could be wrong. It might have been the wife’s uncle.
    In these days of nation-shattering hoaxes, it’s good to see one as trivial and banal as Tiger/Seals. It cheers me up. I especially liked the picture of Tiger holding an M4, which anyone can find on the web. Tiger’s got a suntan, but his hands are Caucasian! Ha, ha, good one boys. At least the M4 was realistic. The white guy holding it had taped the magazine to keep out sand and carefully closed the dust cover.

  129. @Anon
    I was under the impression that SEALs were on the older side, for front-line soldiers at least. These guys all seem pretty young.

    Replies: @Goatweed, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Diversity Heretic, @Chrisnonymous

    The physical requirements for SEALs and Special Forces are so demanding that they become difficult to meet after about 30 years of age.

    • Replies: @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang
    @Diversity Heretic

    ??? This is not true

  130. @Diversity Heretic
    @Anon

    The physical requirements for SEALs and Special Forces are so demanding that they become difficult to meet after about 30 years of age.

    Replies: @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    ??? This is not true

  131. @Mr. Anon
    @syonredux


    Use of “colonizer” is interesting. Perhaps it’s another example of how comic book movies are influencing society:
     
    There is now arising a generation of white men who seem to draw their entire World view from comic book movies (in which category I include all the Star Wars dreck). They don't even have a real, organic mythology to draw upon for inspiration, but only a synthetic one. It's depressing.

    Replies: @Bleuteaux

    Good observation. I’ve noticed this too. Comic book movie references, all the time. Hard to believe that some individuals entire literary and historical experience are cartoonish movies and whatever dreck their SJW education gave them.

  132. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Excellent point.
    Just like in a banana republic the goal that night was to over run the presidential palace and eliminate the elected leadership, both number 1 and number 2. This would automatically elevate Pelosi to the presidency. We may never know how close they were to achieving that goal.
    The White House defenses while formidable are geared at stopping one or two lone madmen from breaching security. They were never meant to stop a mob of thousands from storming the palace.
    There’s a scene in Harry Turteltaub’s Civil War alternative history novel where a victorious Confederate army surrounds the White House while Lincoln is in residency. He is forced to come out and surrender the Union forces. This was the real life goal here although I suspect they had a more sanguinary end planned for T and P.

    The refusal of top military to support the President in the days following the attempted coup and the movement of DOJ forces by Barr to fill in the gap in the defenses are a sign of two somewhat unrelated possibilities. Either top military leaders like Esper and Miley refused to support Trump out of fealty to the deep state, having been given orders to stand down and allow the mob to do their worst. Another possibility which is some ways is worse than the first is that the top military leaders knew or feared that rank and file military called in to defend the White House and support Trump might defect to the other side, giving them reinforcements and massively increasing their available firepower.

    There were too few rioters to overcome the reinforcements Barr called in. The rioters and their string pullers likely did not anticipate how easy it would be and how close they came to over- running White House House defenses during the first nights of riots. It isn’t that much of a stretch to argue that Barr deserves credit for saving the Republic from a President Pelosi led banana republic. Perhaps with Barack or Hillary installed as executive vice president.

  133. @Hibernian
    @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang

    USMC Force Recon began during WW2 when FDR had to tell the Marine commandant that the Marines would have a Special Ops unit, "And that's an order!" The Commandant said, OK, we'll call them Recon Marines.

    Replies: @anon, @AceDeuce

    In WW2 the Marine “Special Ops” units were called “Marine Raiders”.

  134. @Malcolm X-Lax
    The header image on the official navy seals' twitter page features a black dude. LOL.

    https://twitter.com/us_navyseals/header_photo

    Replies: @Hypnotoad666

    The header image on the official navy seals’ twitter page features a black dude. LOL.

    And he’s the only one who doesn’t have camo face paint. LOL, indeed.

  135. @theMann
    @PiltdownMan

    It will stop when the armed citizens of the Republic stop it. I suggest, at a minimum, two 4 man teams working in tandem. A 4 man fire team forward, a second 4 man team in support. Send the scum to hell, and then deal with the Public Officials.

    For a little inspiration, start with the Cincinnati riot of 1888. Just so that you will know that ultimately, you are in charge, as long as you act.

    And remember this: currently, Public Officials not doing their jobs is Dereliction of Duty, Violation of their Oaths of Office, probably in sum, a species of Sedition, and definitely a hefty, hefty, dose of cowardice. When they refuse to deal with the Mob, and then attempt to prosecute you in dealing with the Mob, they move to flat out, unequivocal TREASON, because they are then aiding and abetting an armed enemy of the United States.

    We can put a stop to the violence in a day, it requires only the will to do so. Along the way, just don't forget that, in order, your real enemies are: 1. Academics 2. Media People 3. Race baiting Public Officials.

    Replies: @TomSchmidt, @V. K. Ovelund

    The law, as practically enforced, probably prohibits readers (including me) from public agreement with your seditious comment. Silence by other readers thus implies either agreement or disagreement.

    (, no one would think the less of you if you just deleted my remark. After all, to speak of sedition even in neutral terms is hot.)

  136. @Anon
    I was under the impression that SEALs were on the older side, for front-line soldiers at least. These guys all seem pretty young.

    Replies: @Goatweed, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Diversity Heretic, @Chrisnonymous

    I think the age cutoff for BUD/S is 24 or used to be. They may have raised it to provide more fodder for the forever war, but when I was 22, I decided not to join the navy because that would have given me just two years to qualify for BUD/S and if I didn’t do it, I would be stuck as an enlisted sailor, which would suck. (At the time, I was lifting a lot but couldn’t run around the block for beans, so I wasn’t sure I could meet qualifying times.)

  137. @Almost Missouri
    @Corvinus

    Amusingly, less than an hour after I post a comment detailing a narrowly averted US coup d'etat, where the coup plotters cynically promoted themselves as defenders of the "the Constitution" against the duly elected President, iSteve's only paid commenter, Corvinus, comes along to confirm the game plan.

    Thanks man, but we were already on the lookout for your latest subversion vector.

    Replies: @Anonymous, @Corvinus

    “Amusingly, less than an hour after I post a comment detailing a narrowly averted US coup d’etat.”

    It’s not really amusing after all. You’re peddling Fake News. There was no attempt to overthrow Trump.

  138. @Lurker
    @Corvinus


    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump’s efforts to interfere with them
     
    Hang on . . .this is neocon warmonger Bolton you're talking about? Not some other Bolton who might actually give a damn about somewhere other than Israel?

    Replies: @anon, @Corvinus

    “Hang on . . .this is neocon warmonger Bolton you’re talking about?”

    The same one Trump sung praises to. In June 2018, Trump stated “Mike Pompeo has been fantastic. John Bolton, working together with Mike, has been fantastic”. In 2019, Trump declared that “John Bolton is doing a very good job.”

    We’ve seen the same pattern, over and over, with Trump attacking those he once praised — at times even attacking them before they leave the administration. Too bad Mr. Sailer is unwilling to NOTICE it.

    Furthermore, why not address the substance of Bolton’s claims? What specific evidence do you have to show conclusively that he is other than telling the truth?

    “Not some other Bolton who might actually give a damn about somewhere other than Israel?”

    Compared to the Jews in Trump’s inner circle and those who have Ivy League credentials? I thought he was suppose to drain the swamp.

  139. @Almost Missouri

    If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution
     
    You joke (I think), but how aware are people that we narrowly skirted a third world-style coup here in the US just two weeks ago?

    You may recall that in the first week of June, the Antifa-Soros Media Industrial Complex was calling for a million "protesters" (aka rioters) to converge on Washington DC where the President was bunkered at the White House. In the run up to that June 6th weekend, the (Dem) DC mayor stood down law enforcement and National Guard, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff(!) started issuing strange public memoranda implying that they were on the side of rioters rather than the President (no reference to chain of command, "cannot abide divisiveness and hate", etc.)

    This is the classic Deep State color revolution checkmate: the imported mob storms the presidential palace while converged insiders preemptively scupper any official reaction. Whether the President flees or is sacked, he is discredited, and a new figure takes the helm "because of the unprecedented conditions of these turbulent times".

    AG Barr, head of the Depatment of Justice and one of the smarter and more perceptive guys in the White House, was sufficiently alarmed by the situation that he replaced the Federal troops around the White House (loyal to the JCS) with Department of Justice troops whose loyalty he could be more assured of.

    You know that moment in foreign wire service dispatches or Tom Clancy novels where different military cadres loyal to different government factions maneuver around the Capital to determine who will be in power next week? That happened here two weeks ago and almost no one noticed.

    That it didn't work this time (too few Antifa) doesn't mean the strategy is off the table. Notably, the deficiency on June 6th wasn't too few converged insiders (DC is awash with them, Barr notwithstanding) but too few outside mobbers. They'll be sure to rectify that next time. Just have to whip up a little more public frenzy and fund Antifa cells a little more...

    Replies: @Corn, @Lurker, @El Dato, @YetAnotherAnon, @anon, @Desiderius, @Whiskey, @Lugash, @The Wild Geese Howard, @Dave Pinsen, @The Alarmist, @seth, @Dieter Kief, @Hypnotoad666, @Clyde, @J.Ross, @Oo-ee-oo-ah-ah-ting-tang-walla-walla-bing-bang, @Ben tillman, @jesse helms think-alike, @V. K. Ovelund

    Thank you for the informative link to Gen. Milley’s memorandum.

    If I had blindly to guess, I would take you for about 40 years old—old enough to have teenaged children, to have achieved the peak of competence at work, to be entrusted with the leadership of a major corporate division of thousands of employees, to perform emergency surgery on me, and so on; so if I note that I am 15 years older, it is not to try to put you in your place (which I lack power to do in any case) but is just a chronological fact. I do not deny that people my age have screwed just about everything up and that, when you were a kid, we lied to you relentlessly. The intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep. My generation and I earned that. We drained that reservoir. Little can be done to fill the reservoir now.

    However, Gen. Milley is of my generation rather than yours. Moreover, like Gen. Milley, I happen to have served in the U.S. Army, so I think that I understand what the general was trying to say in his memorandum, why he said it, and how his words would be given to misinterpretation by someone like you. All the general was trying to say is that the United States is not a banana republic (the general is sort of wrong about this, but this is nevertheless what a man like that believes). The general was saying that our troops traditionally do not involve themselves in domestic politics. That is all.

    The general was merely engaging in outdated thinking. He was not threatening the president. An ex-soldier of my generation recognizes the general’s pablumatical phrasing as being related to stupid U.S. mythology regarding the Nuremberg trials that followed World War II. It’s complicated. It’s generational. But it has nothing especially to do with Antifa and BLM rioting in Lafayette Square. The general is merely tone-deaf, as it were. He is unable to hear the tune of our times.

    If you disbelieve me, I cannot say that I especially blame you. As I have admitted, the intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep; but you might still file away in memory what I have written. Six months from now, I believe that you’ll look back and agree that, about this specific matter, I was right. (Since neither you nor I can do anything about Gen. Milley one way or the other, one might as well wait six months before deciding. When one has no other option, after all, one can afford to wait.)

    And if I have gotten your age wrong, which is quite likely, kindly take no offense but merely correct me! Like others here, I think highly of your perceptive comment on the whole. It seems to me that the United States could use more Americans like you. I hope to read much more from you in the future here at The Unz Review.

    Meanwhile, if you desire a reading suggestion, to begin to understand the outdated mental model of a powerful man like Gen. Milley, try William L. Shirer’s magisterial 1960 work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

    • Replies: @jesse helms think-alike
    @V. K. Ovelund

    WADR I think you are givingn Miley and all the military leaders who distanced themselves from Trump too much of a benefit of a doubt of good intentions.

    In a sane well organized society a military leader who refuses an order from his superior and publicly proclaims his support for the other side in an existential crisis such as this is fired, arrested, tried and sometimes executed.

    Saint Obama fired boot-licking General McChrystal in a humiliating way for merely expressing a few naughty thoughts about him to a Rolling Stone reporter. He was ordered to fly to the other side of the world to publicly grovel before Obama in the Oval Office and then fired anyway. The Media cheered.
    To this day McChrystal still worships the ground Obama walks on.

    It's a sign of Trumps weakness and perhaps unstable position that not only did he not immediately fire those officers and at least get others to follow his orders. He hasn't even really publicly criticized Esper and others for their shameful and treasonous lack of support.

    The wicked media narrative that the protesters who nearly over ran the White House were somehow abused when they were cleared out the next day for Trumps photo-op has been endorsed by the very men who were supposed to be defending the President and by extension the Nation

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund

    , @Almost Missouri
    @V. K. Ovelund


    If I had blindly to guess, I would take you for about 40 years old
     
    I'm older than that, though not your age yet.

    I do not deny that people my age have screwed just about everything up and that, when you were a kid, we lied to you relentlessly. The intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep. My generation and I earned that. We drained that reservoir. Little can be done to fill the reservoir now.
     
    No worries. I always pretty much knew—or suspected—I was being lied to. I just didn't know when there would be a chance to do anything about it. As it is turning out, the answer is never.

    The general was saying that our troops traditionally do not involve themselves in domestic politics.
     
    Okay, you and I agree on that. But apparently not the General. If you look at what he wrote, he always veers away from pledging allegiance to the Constitution itself and veers towards ... something political.

    General Milley:


    Every member of the US military swears and oath to support and defend the Constitution and the values embedded within it.
     

     
    Well, no. The oath is to the Constitution, full stop. So what are those extra six words at the end of the sentence doing? Read on.


    This document is founded on the essential principles that all men and women are born free and equal and should be treated with respect and dignity.
     

     
    False. The document is founded (original document and Bill of Rights) on none of those things. "Born free and equal and should be treated with respect and dignity"? You will find none of those terms in there. So why are those terms in here?

    Because it is a bait-and-switch. Like the extra six words of the previous sentence, Milley invokes the Constitution only so he can supersede it with false doctrines of fashionable politics.


    It also gives Americans the right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.
     

     
    This part is true, but is deliberately missing the point. No one, not the President, not even me, is disputing that. The issue is the "peaceful" bit. The rioting, the looting, the burning cities, the assaults ... is that "peaceful"? Compare these "protests" to the actually peaceful protests against lockdown of a few weeks ago. How many cities were burning, how many stores were looted after those? None, of course. But the governors and mayors didn't hesitate to use state power to shut those down and arrest protesters.


    We in uniform ... remain committed to our national values and principles embedded in the Constitution.
     

     
    How about to the Constitution itself, Mark? All this "values and principles" stuff carves you out a lot of wiggle room.


    During this current crisis, the National Guard is operating under the authority of state governors...
     

     
    Okay, but that's between the National Guard units and the Governors. So why include it in a memo to the Army? It seems extraneous, except if the purpose is to point out the Guard is not under the President's authority. So if , say, the DC Mayor wants to send Guard units home before an impending riot, they're going home.


    As members of the Joint Force—comprised of all races, colors, and creeds—you embody the ideals of our Constitution.
     

     
    Ah, so you don't really need the Constitution itself. Just by being "comprised of all races, colors, and creeds" you already "embody the ideals of our Constitution". So don't worry about whatever crazy text happens to be on that old parchment, pesky words like "Commander in Chief" and "insurrection". Let us not mention those.

    Milley's handwritten addendum:


    We all committed our lives to the idea that is America. We will stay true to that oath and the American people.
     

     
    "Idea of America"? What about that Constitution thingie? Why do all these slippery phrases sound like things into which BLM boilerplate can instantly be slotted the moment a self-righteous general deems it to be the "idea of America".

    With nearly every sentence, the General avoids defending anything written in the Constitution and opens the way for substituting trendy politics for the actual Constitution. To add insult to injury, he executes this low swindle while unctuously invoking that which he is betraying.

    One presumes the General, 1980 Princeton graduate, is an intelligent man. One also presumes that he has read the Constitution, which he mentions so prominently. The Constitution is not a long document, and the part that pertains to him and the Federal military is much shorter. So it is hard to believe that he is not aware of what is actually in the Constitution and therefore that he is not deliberately misrepresenting it. Alternatively, if he really does believe what he wrote, his understanding of the Constitution is so degraded that it is indistinguishable from deliberate misrepresentation.

    The general was merely engaging in outdated thinking. ... The general is merely tone-deaf
     
    Respectfully, I disagree, for the reasons given above.

    He is unable to hear the tune of our times.
     
    He seems to have no problem hearing the tune of blue state press releases, Antifa, and BLM-kneelers. I would much prefer if he would hear the tune of 1791. It has much more to commend it than any tune being composed currently.

    If you disbelieve me, I cannot say that I especially blame you.
     
    It's not that I disbelieve you. I'm sure you are writing in absolutely good faith and mean what you write. I just think the facts tell a different story.

    Six months from now, I believe that you’ll look back and agree that, about this specific matter, I was right.
     
    I hope so.

    to begin to understand the outdated mental model of a powerful man like Gen. Milley, try William L. Shirer’s magisterial 1960 work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
     
    Milley entered the Army proper in the 1980s. His most significant career stages were probably in the 2000s in the "War on Terror". His undergrad thesis was on revolutionary guerrilla warfare. Is that the template of a man in the WWII mode? I will defer to your veteran assessment.

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund

  140. @VinnyVette
    @res

    Do not feed Corvinus the troll please!

    Replies: @res

    Pro tip: when Corvinus chooses not to respond it is a good sign a comment refutes him rather than feeds him.

  141. @Kyle
    @Sparkylyle92

    Maybe there are pixels because it’s a jpeg. Maybe they show up more on Tiger because he’s wearing a solid color while everyone else is wearing camo. Camo is designed to break up shapes. This picture isn’t fake, It’s one of the most famous pictures of tiger woods. ESPN made a huge deal about tiger training with the seals back in the day. It was all over the news. Are you trolling or are you just stupid?
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.businessinsider.com/tiger-woods-once-irritated-navy-seals-beacuse-he-didnt-pay-for-lunch-2016-4%3famp


    Wood's father was a Green Beret, and after he died, Woods became obsessed with the Navy SEALs. He often visited their private training facilities, skydived regularly with them, and went through complex combat scenarios that included close-combat exercises and simulated raids. Thompson reports that Woods' obsession became so intense that his close inner-circle once staged an intervention, worried he wasn't focused on golf and might quit the sport to enlist.
     
    If you’re just stupid please don’t impose your ignorance onto others. If you’re a troll. What’s up with that? Why are there so many trolls around here lately, during Americas cultural french revolution.

    Replies: @res

    Why are there so many trolls around here lately, during Americas cultural french revolution.

    I think to ask that question is to answer it.

  142. @Jake
    If Dementia Joe gets elected President, and his handlers turn loose BLM to make Whitey finally pay for his White sins against the Immaculately Conceived Numinous Negro, you think any part of the US military will act to end that Bolshevism?

    The US military, including every elite unit, has been propagandized relentlessly over the past 20 years to become pro-Politically Correct, to be tolerant of Cultural Marxist, to see and love all Diversity as the core of America. Soldiers follow orders.

    I think we are much more likely to see the US military treat all non-Leftist whites the way Sherman treated Southern civilians (with Lincoln's full approval) and the way the Union Army treated Confederate prisoners in Elmira Prison and Camp Douglas than we are to see US soldiers act to end the madness and save whites and parts of America.

    Replies: @Alden

    I’m sure you’re right.

  143. @Neoconned
    https://amp.ft.com/content/7e0d86d5-7fe2-464a-95fc-35547b61d307

    So apparently the State Dept just named some totally random Russian monarchist group as a terrorist organization. Supposedly it is a white supremacist group or some such.

    Meanwhile a random alleged neo nazi group called "The Base"(LOL yes just like bin Laden) that popped up out of nowhere in January with a Canadian illegal immigrant among those arrested is now FBI target numero uno...

    The leader of The Base supposedly lives in Russia and has a Russian wife:

    https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/23/revealed-the-true-identity-of-the-leader-of-americas-neo-nazi-terror-group

    So all of a sudden neo nazis are numero uno threat. Since Trump took office I can name what? 3 killings? 2 wackos who shot up synagogues in San Diego and.....Pennsylvania I think and then the psychos in El Paso and the Garlic Fest shootout in California....that's it right?

    All were lone wolf nut bags but somehow something something it's now an organized movement even though all attacks appear random...

    Meanwhile a rogue Deep State faction creates a fake honeypot neo nazi group and lures out some nazi LARP tards and does a showboat trial to show HEY NEO NAZIS STILL EXIST....

    But I don't get the angle here...random Russian terror group that has never threatened American lives now is a terror group on par with Hezbollah or al Qaeda. And something something the founder of the Base lives in Russia therefore 3d chess something Trump is connected to Putin's imaginary neo nazi army trying to overthrow our govt something.....

    Does Trump even know his Deep State insurrectionist peons are attempting another "lite coup"???

    That's the thing about the neo nazi movement....that wacko Breivik claimed international calls of a movement....police found no such international groups

    There is no documented trans national fascist network...unless the spooks are trying to create one....

    What's you guys take on this?

    Replies: @J.Ross, @Escher

    It’s a joke. FBI is desperate to find any neo-Nazis that they can.
    Maybe they’ll raid a Tibetan Buddhist temple for displaying swastikas in its architecture.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @Escher

    I think there was someone murdered by klavern members in 1981. That was the last case.

  144. @Corn
    @Almost Missouri

    I noticed that AM. I also saw a thing on Twitter where Florida (red state) National Guardsmen in DC were actually sworn in and deputized as US Marshals. Meaning they could be armed by AG/Presidential order and were answerable to the Chief Executive directly more so than officers in between them and the chief executive.

    I must say my respect for Bill Barr has risen since all this trouble started. He’s a longtime DC player and I’m sure he’ll never drain the Swamp enough; but he seems to have enough loyalty to the old America to not just shrug and let the country turn into a leftish banana republic on his watch.

    I do agree with you, years from now when historians examine the archives (or are writing the USA’s post-mortems) I think it will be discovered that a coup was either stymied or aborted in early June of 2020. My respect for the military leadership has really fallen.

    Replies: @Alden

    I assumed a coup was planned because it followed the same methods of every coup going back to the Romans.

    If, if several hundred thousand had arrived in DC that weekend instead of 10,000 I’m sure a real coup would have been attempted.

    I hope Trump wins in November just to infuriate the liberals who hate Whites. If he does there’ll be 4 more years of the same

  145. @Corvinus
    "If I were the elected President, I would station the Friends of Tiger Woods in Washington D.C., where they’d be close at hand to defend the Constitution:"

    I do not know if you are trolling your readers or actually being serious here, given since 2016 you have repeatedly and willfully ignored signs of patently unconstitutional machinations by our current White House.

    https://apnews.com/56faebddd07e5fc3b349e3e3e30453b2?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

    Berman has a duty to continue with his legal responsibilities from last year into Giuliani associates accused of laundering foreign money for the 2020 election. If A.G. Barr had no fear that what Lev Parnas has said so far (he was willing to testify earlier at the Senate impeachment hearings, and I thought he, Guiliani, and even the Bidens should all have been allowed to say what they know to get things out in the open), then why the ouster of the person in charge of the investigation? What is the ultimate motivation by Barr?

    Moreover, Bolton accurately described his expressions of concern to Barr about precisely these cases and Trump's efforts to interfere with them. At the time, Barr said he agreed, now he is backtracking and claiming those conversations never happened. Why is that, Mr. Sailer? You claim to be honor the "rule of law" and the Constitution? Are you just being selective here like the NYT as far as what stories should receive coverage?

    Replies: @Almost Missouri, @Lurker, @tyrone, @res, @Alden

    The evil old crow is just repeating the script emailed to him early this morning.

  146. More on Barr’s “troops”, in particular the Bureau of Prisons SORT (Special Operations Response Team) teams. Probably antifa and their backers were hoping to get lots of pics of troops with automatic rifles and bayonets beating up poor minority kids in front of the White House. They would have loved a Kent State. Instead, it seems they were intimidated by prison guard riot teams without lethal weapons who looked a lot more experienced at this sort of thing than antifa was…

    “Riot forces at White House include tactical teams wearing insignia from Texas federal prisons”, Dallas Morning News, 5-Jun-2020

    “…Federal prison officers sent to protests in Washington, D.C., this week caused alarm and confusion… refused to identify themselves or the agency they represented…

    …Barr requested the prisons bureau dispatch teams… These forces include Special Operations Response Teams and Disturbance Control Teams, the bureau said, describing them as “highly trained tactical units” that can assist other law enforcement agencies during emergencies and “that s pecialize in crowd control scenarios.”

    Seems some protestors thought this wasn’t fair:

    “…“These are the folks who are sent in to do cell extractions in prisons. They handle riots. They do shows of force to break up fights,”… “They are the strong arms of the prison system. That’s not what’s needed with these protests.”…

    …Protesters who faced off with the unidentified officers said they were stoic, not reacting to chants and heckles from the crowd… they were particularly cold toward protesters compared to other law enforcement agencies that would cycle in and out of the police line on the north side of the perimeter around the White House…

    …“They were noticeably different from everybody here,”… “They were terrifying.”

    Isn’t it a crime to terrify protestors? (Or maybe that just means they looked mostly like a bunch of scruffy rednecks who probably had played on Texas high-school football teams…)

    “Federal prisons chief apologizes for letting his riot control guards onto streets of D.C. with NO identification – as pictures show officers acting as Bill Barr’s private army equipped with knives and stun grenades”, Daily Mail, 4-June-2020

    pic: Terrorizers in front of the White House

    pic: A line of terrorizers

    pic: A terribly big knife

    pic: Waiting, waiting…

    Seems SORT was also involved in the end of the Rodney King riots. Of course, let’s hope in 50 years the empire doesn’t have a praetorian guard…

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

    • Replies: @jesse helms think-alike
    @anonymous8y93016148

    It is shocking and humbling when you look at the pictures of the BOP DOJ officers that Barr had to call out as a last ditch effort to save the White House from being over run. A handful of pudgy out of shape prison guards in riot gear, most without firearms was all that stood between the end of the United States as we know out.

    If he survives this Trump should buy each of them a gold Rolex as a thank you gift for saving his bacon

    https://i.insider.com/5ed945544dca68083a224304

  147. @The Wild Geese Howard
    @Almost Missouri

    Thanks for the great analysis and links.


    That it didn’t work this time (too few Antifa) doesn’t mean the strategy is off the table.
     
    Totally agree that we will see another run at this.

    It will probably happen after a new round of race riots touched off after Chauvin and Rolfe are acquitted or the mass mail-fraud efforts fail to displace Trump from the WH.

    Replies: @Alden

    Never fear, the DOJ will retry Chauvin and Rolfe on some bogus civil rights violation if they’re acquitted.

  148. @V. K. Ovelund
    @Almost Missouri

    Thank you for the informative link to Gen. Milley's memorandum.

    If I had blindly to guess, I would take you for about 40 years old—old enough to have teenaged children, to have achieved the peak of competence at work, to be entrusted with the leadership of a major corporate division of thousands of employees, to perform emergency surgery on me, and so on; so if I note that I am 15 years older, it is not to try to put you in your place (which I lack power to do in any case) but is just a chronological fact. I do not deny that people my age have screwed just about everything up and that, when you were a kid, we lied to you relentlessly. The intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep. My generation and I earned that. We drained that reservoir. Little can be done to fill the reservoir now.

    However, Gen. Milley is of my generation rather than yours. Moreover, like Gen. Milley, I happen to have served in the U.S. Army, so I think that I understand what the general was trying to say in his memorandum, why he said it, and how his words would be given to misinterpretation by someone like you. All the general was trying to say is that the United States is not a banana republic (the general is sort of wrong about this, but this is nevertheless what a man like that believes). The general was saying that our troops traditionally do not involve themselves in domestic politics. That is all.

    The general was merely engaging in outdated thinking. He was not threatening the president. An ex-soldier of my generation recognizes the general's pablumatical phrasing as being related to stupid U.S. mythology regarding the Nuremberg trials that followed World War II. It's complicated. It's generational. But it has nothing especially to do with Antifa and BLM rioting in Lafayette Square. The general is merely tone-deaf, as it were. He is unable to hear the tune of our times.

    If you disbelieve me, I cannot say that I especially blame you. As I have admitted, the intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep; but you might still file away in memory what I have written. Six months from now, I believe that you'll look back and agree that, about this specific matter, I was right. (Since neither you nor I can do anything about Gen. Milley one way or the other, one might as well wait six months before deciding. When one has no other option, after all, one can afford to wait.)

    And if I have gotten your age wrong, which is quite likely, kindly take no offense but merely correct me! Like others here, I think highly of your perceptive comment on the whole. It seems to me that the United States could use more Americans like you. I hope to read much more from you in the future here at The Unz Review.

    Meanwhile, if you desire a reading suggestion, to begin to understand the outdated mental model of a powerful man like Gen. Milley, try William L. Shirer's magisterial 1960 work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

    Replies: @jesse helms think-alike, @Almost Missouri

    WADR I think you are givingn Miley and all the military leaders who distanced themselves from Trump too much of a benefit of a doubt of good intentions.

    In a sane well organized society a military leader who refuses an order from his superior and publicly proclaims his support for the other side in an existential crisis such as this is fired, arrested, tried and sometimes executed.

    Saint Obama fired boot-licking General McChrystal in a humiliating way for merely expressing a few naughty thoughts about him to a Rolling Stone reporter. He was ordered to fly to the other side of the world to publicly grovel before Obama in the Oval Office and then fired anyway. The Media cheered.
    To this day McChrystal still worships the ground Obama walks on.

    It’s a sign of Trumps weakness and perhaps unstable position that not only did he not immediately fire those officers and at least get others to follow his orders. He hasn’t even really publicly criticized Esper and others for their shameful and treasonous lack of support.

    The wicked media narrative that the protesters who nearly over ran the White House were somehow abused when they were cleared out the next day for Trumps photo-op has been endorsed by the very men who were supposed to be defending the President and by extension the Nation

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    @jesse helms think-alike

    I too think like Jesse Helms, or at any rate would prefer to think like him, so you would be the right man to whom to direct the following question.


    ... a military leader who refuses an order from his superior ...
     
    Which military leader refused which order, please? Sorry if I wasn't paying attention, but I seem to have missed that news. (No sarcasm. Just a question.)

    Replies: @jesse helms think-alike

  149. The refusal of top military to support the President in the days following the attempted coup and the movement of DOJ forces by Barr to fill in the gap in the defenses are a sign of two somewhat unrelated possibilities. Either top military leaders like Esper and Miley refused to support Trump out of fealty to the deep state, having been given orders to stand down and allow the mob to do their worst. Another possibility which is some ways is worse than the first is that the top military leaders knew or feared that rank and file military called in to defend the White House and support Trump might defect to the other side, giving them reinforcements and massively increasing their available firepower.

    I’m not sure how seriously to take contentions there was some sort of ‘color revolution’ planned. However, I’m wagering that any antagonism to the president in the military is less pronounced among lower ranking officers than it is among the brass. Kurt Schlicter has been offering brief commentary lately on flag-rank officers and has stated the opinion that as a rule, they deserve to be retired.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
    • Thanks: Neoconned
    • Replies: @jesse helms think-alike
    @Art Deco

    I agree that higher ups are far worse when it comes to serving the deep state.

    I’m wagering that any antagonism to the president in the military is less pronounced among lower ranking officers than it is among the brass

    ...
    top military leaders knew or feared that rank and file military called in to defend the White House and support Trump might defect to the other side, giving them reinforcements and massively increasing their available firepower.
    .
     

    But all it would have taken was a handful of well placed cadres presiding over troops mostly composed of minorities predisposed to hating trump and well-brainwashed to see any aggressive actions against him as well-deserved and likely to be rewarded to have turned the tide during the height of the Washington riots.

    All while Obama is cheering on the proceedings and perhaps offering helpful suggestions from his Kalorama white house in exile

    , @J.Ross
    @Art Deco

    I’m not sure how seriously to take contentions there was some sort of ‘color revolution’ planned.

    Does this stuff look organic to you?

    Replies: @Art Deco

  150. @Escher
    @Neoconned

    It’s a joke. FBI is desperate to find any neo-Nazis that they can.
    Maybe they’ll raid a Tibetan Buddhist temple for displaying swastikas in its architecture.

    Replies: @Art Deco

    I think there was someone murdered by klavern members in 1981. That was the last case.

  151. @Whiskey
    @Stan Adams

    Wrong deluded fool. I can smell the final solution. To the White man problem.

    Victory wasn't possible past 1964. That's pretty clear. Survival is another thing.

    Let's be clear. White men in the US now are like Jews in Germany in 1932.

    Think President Abrams will show any mercy? Or Susan Rice if Biden picks her?

    Trump couldn't attract a crowd in Tulsa. He won't win a single state against a man technically deceased.

    Hopium is a terrible drug. It makes you ignore that the corporate, religious, legal, military, police, political and cultural organizations all want you dead. And have not been shy in saying it.

    When people say they want to kill you believe them. And have a plan.

    You have no plan. No passport. No Spanish skills. No name change to something Hispanic. Like all those German Jews who went to the gas chambers wearing their Iron Cross thinking their past heroism for Germany would save them.

    This is not 1984. Reagan is long dead.

    To all I would say kill hope. Kill optimism. Kill belief in the US or trust in anyone. But plan and plan and Will to Survive. It is your Duty to Survive.

    Replies: @Stan Adams

    On September 30, 2016, Whiskey posted the following comment:

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/not-even-trying-anymore/

    Forget Trump; he’s got little chance. Debates don’t matter, turnout does, and he has no one on the ground like Hillary does already organizing get out the vote stuff. As America’s Biggest Celebrity Trump can’t just grind stuff out every day, not his style, and his staff can’t get him to spend on it either. Hillary doesn’t seem able to string sentences together like a sentient being, but at least Huma Abedin aka Mrs. President or “the real First Lady” has a clue to the ground game.
    Survival is another matter. Build up cash, have a passport, and a plan to expat. President Huma’s revenge on White men will be terrible.

    I have no illusions about the prospects for the future. I’m not predicting that Trump will be re-elected. I’m merely reminding the gloom-and-doom brigade that we have a long way to go.

  152. @anonymous8y93016148
    More on Barr's "troops", in particular the Bureau of Prisons SORT (Special Operations Response Team) teams. Probably antifa and their backers were hoping to get lots of pics of troops with automatic rifles and bayonets beating up poor minority kids in front of the White House. They would have loved a Kent State. Instead, it seems they were intimidated by prison guard riot teams without lethal weapons who looked a lot more experienced at this sort of thing than antifa was...

    "Riot forces at White House include tactical teams wearing insignia from Texas federal prisons", Dallas Morning News, 5-Jun-2020


    "...Federal prison officers sent to protests in Washington, D.C., this week caused alarm and confusion... refused to identify themselves or the agency they represented...

    ...Barr requested the prisons bureau dispatch teams... These forces include Special Operations Response Teams and Disturbance Control Teams, the bureau said, describing them as “highly trained tactical units” that can assist other law enforcement agencies during emergencies and “that s pecialize in crowd control scenarios.”

     

    Seems some protestors thought this wasn't fair:


    "...“These are the folks who are sent in to do cell extractions in prisons. They handle riots. They do shows of force to break up fights,”... “They are the strong arms of the prison system. That’s not what’s needed with these protests.”...

    ...Protesters who faced off with the unidentified officers said they were stoic, not reacting to chants and heckles from the crowd... they were particularly cold toward protesters compared to other law enforcement agencies that would cycle in and out of the police line on the north side of the perimeter around the White House...

    ...“They were noticeably different from everybody here,”... “They were terrifying.”

     

    Isn't it a crime to terrify protestors? (Or maybe that just means they looked mostly like a bunch of scruffy rednecks who probably had played on Texas high-school football teams...)

    "Federal prisons chief apologizes for letting his riot control guards onto streets of D.C. with NO identification - as pictures show officers acting as Bill Barr's private army equipped with knives and stun grenades", Daily Mail, 4-June-2020

    pic: Terrorizers in front of the White House

    pic: A line of terrorizers

    pic: A terribly big knife

    pic: Waiting, waiting...


    Seems SORT was also involved in the end of the Rodney King riots. Of course, let's hope in 50 years the empire doesn't have a praetorian guard...

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

    Replies: @jesse helms think-alike

    It is shocking and humbling when you look at the pictures of the BOP DOJ officers that Barr had to call out as a last ditch effort to save the White House from being over run. A handful of pudgy out of shape prison guards in riot gear, most without firearms was all that stood between the end of the United States as we know out.

    If he survives this Trump should buy each of them a gold Rolex as a thank you gift for saving his bacon

    https://i.insider.com/5ed945544dca68083a224304

  153. @Art Deco
    The refusal of top military to support the President in the days following the attempted coup and the movement of DOJ forces by Barr to fill in the gap in the defenses are a sign of two somewhat unrelated possibilities. Either top military leaders like Esper and Miley refused to support Trump out of fealty to the deep state, having been given orders to stand down and allow the mob to do their worst. Another possibility which is some ways is worse than the first is that the top military leaders knew or feared that rank and file military called in to defend the White House and support Trump might defect to the other side, giving them reinforcements and massively increasing their available firepower.

    I'm not sure how seriously to take contentions there was some sort of 'color revolution' planned. However, I'm wagering that any antagonism to the president in the military is less pronounced among lower ranking officers than it is among the brass. Kurt Schlicter has been offering brief commentary lately on flag-rank officers and has stated the opinion that as a rule, they deserve to be retired.

    Replies: @jesse helms think-alike, @J.Ross

    I agree that higher ups are far worse when it comes to serving the deep state.

    I’m wagering that any antagonism to the president in the military is less pronounced among lower ranking officers than it is among the brass


    top military leaders knew or feared that rank and file military called in to defend the White House and support Trump might defect to the other side, giving them reinforcements and massively increasing their available firepower.
    .

    But all it would have taken was a handful of well placed cadres presiding over troops mostly composed of minorities predisposed to hating trump and well-brainwashed to see any aggressive actions against him as well-deserved and likely to be rewarded to have turned the tide during the height of the Washington riots.

    All while Obama is cheering on the proceedings and perhaps offering helpful suggestions from his Kalorama white house in exile

  154. This should-be-famous photo of 35 Navy SEALs during Tiger Woods’ spell wanting to join them after the death of his Green Beret father always struck me as who would have ultimate power in the USA bereft of rule of law.

    I beg to differ Old Sport. It is the rule of law that has given these men power because bereft of it, their Granddadies would have all shot each other.

  155. @anonymous
    Meanwhile, Joe Rogan's 100 million dollar deal with Spotify is currently in acute danger of being cancelled at the starting gate.

    Potentially another death by #metoo, with a sprinkling of #blacklivesmatter:

    https://twitter.com/ChemicalMishap/status/1273159524791259137?s=20

    https://twitter.com/ChemicalMishap/status/1274239385324720129?s=20

    https://twitter.com/ChemicalMishap/status/1274102187371749385?s=20

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard

    Meanwhile, Joe Rogan’s 100 million dollar deal with Spotify is currently in acute danger of being cancelled at the starting gate.

    Good, because Rogan has been one of the most visible and effective gatekeeping golems over the last 20 years.

  156. @J.Ross
    @Neoconned

    Both those things are old news, but the FBI is still doing this (latest iteration is, do not laugh, I am serious, bogey men), hilariously enough even as law enforcement refuses to deal with leftist rioters. It's also amusing that leftists/journalists like to crow that antifa does not exist or is not prosecutable because it is a "movement" and not an organization (wrong), but meanwhile witness the prosecution of "the boogaloo movement." I get that credulity theorists don't want to be taken for a ride but how can there now be any denial of the FBI's (and the RCMP's) not only practice of but addiction to ritual straw sacrifice? They are sacrificing straw dogs even as real terrorists freely riot. And considering the highly possible China angle, none of this would be happening had any of them been the least bit serious over the past five years in all that babble about focusing on hostile foreign actors seeking to disrupt society. Remember when that was The Problem Of The Day for several years? Guess they were just kidding.

    Replies: @Neoconned

    So long as we don’t get another Strassmeir who oooopsy! We gave your fall guy nutter patsy AN ACTUAL MINI WMD AND FAILED TO STOP HIM WHILE HE DRIVES TO THE MURRAH BUILDING!!

    I dunno I’m surprised Trump isn’t whacking heads at the doj to get more antifa arrests….

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Neoconned

    They have been arresting some key antifa officers (Barr is not Sessions), but we'll see how the convictions go. Christopher Wray though should be thought of as the remaining disastrously bad hire until he proves otherwise. Nothing like this mutiny has ever happened before but Trump should have been much more paranoid from day one.

  157. Broken link retry, a few more:

    Pic: In front of the white house. No tension here. Studied nonchalance.

    Pic: I wonder if they’ll worry this is a lethal weapon?

    Pic: Do the really cool guys not wear gloves, or is it the other way around?

    Pic: Weapons? We don’t need no stinking weapons.

    Probably shows that without the legal cover of a local government, antifa is a paper tiger. (Similar to the way things were with the Berkeley city council during the 60s–in the end the Alameda county sheriffs office apparently didn’t have much trouble restoring order. They seem to have had a lot of experience with longshoreman’s strikes in the 1930s and were familiar with massed use of shotguns firing rock salt. Probably a “mostly nonlethal” weapon, if you are lucky.)

  158. @V. K. Ovelund
    @Almost Missouri

    Thank you for the informative link to Gen. Milley's memorandum.

    If I had blindly to guess, I would take you for about 40 years old—old enough to have teenaged children, to have achieved the peak of competence at work, to be entrusted with the leadership of a major corporate division of thousands of employees, to perform emergency surgery on me, and so on; so if I note that I am 15 years older, it is not to try to put you in your place (which I lack power to do in any case) but is just a chronological fact. I do not deny that people my age have screwed just about everything up and that, when you were a kid, we lied to you relentlessly. The intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep. My generation and I earned that. We drained that reservoir. Little can be done to fill the reservoir now.

    However, Gen. Milley is of my generation rather than yours. Moreover, like Gen. Milley, I happen to have served in the U.S. Army, so I think that I understand what the general was trying to say in his memorandum, why he said it, and how his words would be given to misinterpretation by someone like you. All the general was trying to say is that the United States is not a banana republic (the general is sort of wrong about this, but this is nevertheless what a man like that believes). The general was saying that our troops traditionally do not involve themselves in domestic politics. That is all.

    The general was merely engaging in outdated thinking. He was not threatening the president. An ex-soldier of my generation recognizes the general's pablumatical phrasing as being related to stupid U.S. mythology regarding the Nuremberg trials that followed World War II. It's complicated. It's generational. But it has nothing especially to do with Antifa and BLM rioting in Lafayette Square. The general is merely tone-deaf, as it were. He is unable to hear the tune of our times.

    If you disbelieve me, I cannot say that I especially blame you. As I have admitted, the intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep; but you might still file away in memory what I have written. Six months from now, I believe that you'll look back and agree that, about this specific matter, I was right. (Since neither you nor I can do anything about Gen. Milley one way or the other, one might as well wait six months before deciding. When one has no other option, after all, one can afford to wait.)

    And if I have gotten your age wrong, which is quite likely, kindly take no offense but merely correct me! Like others here, I think highly of your perceptive comment on the whole. It seems to me that the United States could use more Americans like you. I hope to read much more from you in the future here at The Unz Review.

    Meanwhile, if you desire a reading suggestion, to begin to understand the outdated mental model of a powerful man like Gen. Milley, try William L. Shirer's magisterial 1960 work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

    Replies: @jesse helms think-alike, @Almost Missouri

    If I had blindly to guess, I would take you for about 40 years old

    I’m older than that, though not your age yet.

    I do not deny that people my age have screwed just about everything up and that, when you were a kid, we lied to you relentlessly. The intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep. My generation and I earned that. We drained that reservoir. Little can be done to fill the reservoir now.

    No worries. I always pretty much knew—or suspected—I was being lied to. I just didn’t know when there would be a chance to do anything about it. As it is turning out, the answer is never.

    The general was saying that our troops traditionally do not involve themselves in domestic politics.

    Okay, you and I agree on that. But apparently not the General. If you look at what he wrote, he always veers away from pledging allegiance to the Constitution itself and veers towards … something political.

    General Milley:

    Every member of the US military swears and oath to support and defend the Constitution and the values embedded within it.

    Well, no. The oath is to the Constitution, full stop. So what are those extra six words at the end of the sentence doing? Read on.

    This document is founded on the essential principles that all men and women are born free and equal and should be treated with respect and dignity.

    False. The document is founded (original document and Bill of Rights) on none of those things. “Born free and equal and should be treated with respect and dignity”? You will find none of those terms in there. So why are those terms in here?

    Because it is a bait-and-switch. Like the extra six words of the previous sentence, Milley invokes the Constitution only so he can supersede it with false doctrines of fashionable politics.

    It also gives Americans the right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.

    This part is true, but is deliberately missing the point. No one, not the President, not even me, is disputing that. The issue is the “peaceful” bit. The rioting, the looting, the burning cities, the assaults … is that “peaceful”? Compare these “protests” to the actually peaceful protests against lockdown of a few weeks ago. How many cities were burning, how many stores were looted after those? None, of course. But the governors and mayors didn’t hesitate to use state power to shut those down and arrest protesters.

    We in uniform … remain committed to our national values and principles embedded in the Constitution.

    How about to the Constitution itself, Mark? All this “values and principles” stuff carves you out a lot of wiggle room.

    During this current crisis, the National Guard is operating under the authority of state governors…

    Okay, but that’s between the National Guard units and the Governors. So why include it in a memo to the Army? It seems extraneous, except if the purpose is to point out the Guard is not under the President’s authority. So if , say, the DC Mayor wants to send Guard units home before an impending riot, they’re going home.

    As members of the Joint Force—comprised of all races, colors, and creeds—you embody the ideals of our Constitution.

    Ah, so you don’t really need the Constitution itself. Just by being “comprised of all races, colors, and creeds” you already “embody the ideals of our Constitution”. So don’t worry about whatever crazy text happens to be on that old parchment, pesky words like “Commander in Chief” and “insurrection”. Let us not mention those.

    Milley’s handwritten addendum:

    We all committed our lives to the idea that is America. We will stay true to that oath and the American people.

    “Idea of America”? What about that Constitution thingie? Why do all these slippery phrases sound like things into which BLM boilerplate can instantly be slotted the moment a self-righteous general deems it to be the “idea of America”.

    With nearly every sentence, the General avoids defending anything written in the Constitution and opens the way for substituting trendy politics for the actual Constitution. To add insult to injury, he executes this low swindle while unctuously invoking that which he is betraying.

    One presumes the General, 1980 Princeton graduate, is an intelligent man. One also presumes that he has read the Constitution, which he mentions so prominently. The Constitution is not a long document, and the part that pertains to him and the Federal military is much shorter. So it is hard to believe that he is not aware of what is actually in the Constitution and therefore that he is not deliberately misrepresenting it. Alternatively, if he really does believe what he wrote, his understanding of the Constitution is so degraded that it is indistinguishable from deliberate misrepresentation.

    The general was merely engaging in outdated thinking. … The general is merely tone-deaf

    Respectfully, I disagree, for the reasons given above.

    He is unable to hear the tune of our times.

    He seems to have no problem hearing the tune of blue state press releases, Antifa, and BLM-kneelers. I would much prefer if he would hear the tune of 1791. It has much more to commend it than any tune being composed currently.

    If you disbelieve me, I cannot say that I especially blame you.

    It’s not that I disbelieve you. I’m sure you are writing in absolutely good faith and mean what you write. I just think the facts tell a different story.

    Six months from now, I believe that you’ll look back and agree that, about this specific matter, I was right.

    I hope so.

    to begin to understand the outdated mental model of a powerful man like Gen. Milley, try William L. Shirer’s magisterial 1960 work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

    Milley entered the Army proper in the 1980s. His most significant career stages were probably in the 2000s in the “War on Terror”. His undergrad thesis was on revolutionary guerrilla warfare. Is that the template of a man in the WWII mode? I will defer to your veteran assessment.

    • Replies: @V. K. Ovelund
    @Almost Missouri

    Your points are well taken, so to answer the questions you ask:


    The oath is to the Constitution, full stop. So what are those extra six words at the end of the sentence doing?
     
    Since my own service occurred during the Reagan administration, I do not know for certain. My general impression is that the Clinton administration (which, as you know but as one may remind younger readers, followed the elder Bush administration which followed the Reagan administration) put career officers like the future Gen. Milley in a nearly impossible bind, in several ways. To detail these ways would want an essay which I am unqualified to write and for which you have not asked, but I can suggest two main points of the essay: (i) the acceleration of the integration of women into and of the advancement of women within the armed forces; and (ii) Bill Clinton's overall debauchery of the character of the presidency. There still existed in the United States in those days a residual ghost of an expectation of honor and decency in the behavior of magistrates. The six words to which you refer were Milley's way (and really the way of the whole officers' corps) to bridge the gap between expectation and reality.

    Note that I did not say that Gen. Milley was an honorable or a decent man. I know nothing about Gen. Milley. Sometimes not everything makes sense to a man, though, yet that man still has to find a way to get on with his life. Have you never made any compromises at work in order to get along in this fallen world? Perhaps you have not, but maybe you know men who have and maybe you do not despise them all. I have made compromises, at any rate. (Am not proud of it, but I have done nevertheless.) So has Gen. Milley.

    Words like the six to which you refer became conventional years ago. When the younger President Bush lectured the generals that Islam was a religion of peace and, at the same time, gave those generals a pair of wars to fight against that religion of peace, officers like the future Gen. Milley found that they had no time for philosophizing. Such an officer, even if wholly honorable, had to look to his mission and to the welfare of his men. By the time such an officer had returned from deployment, perhaps with a Bronze Star and a promotion to his credit, his career climbing after danger and toil to the next rung of the ladder, it seemed too late to disentangle the six words.

    Perhaps the best officers resigned their commissions after deployment and returned to civilian life. It's hard to say, but if the officer has a wife and children and has been promoted, say, to the rank of full colonel, then his days of greatest personal danger in combat are past. He has survived with all his limbs intact and now the wife (who has spent a thousand nights alone in a dark, empty bed, dreading introduction to widowhood on the morn) gets to enjoy the prestige and generous pay a senior officer's commission brings. So you see, it is not so easy for that officer just to walk away.

    Medals have been pinned on his chest. The medals glitter as he polishes them and then arranges them in the mirror; but, more than that, the medals remind the man of fallen comrades and days of yore.

    Anyway, even the best officer cares more about the living, breathing men entrusted to his command than he cares about abstractions like the original meaning of the Constitution, whatever his oath might have said; and anyway he has practically spent his career serving a system, not an eighteenth-century document. The system has always pretended to serve the document, and has usually drawn a half-plausible veil over most of its own hypocrisy; so when, in the fulness of years, a man like Milley is at last handed the veil, what did one expect him to do with it?

    These questions are not so easy.

    The only man who can disentangle the six words now, insisting on fealty to the Constitution alone, is President Trump. The president must lead in this, yet the president cannot so lead while repeatedly uttering rotten, deliberately misleading, but politically mandatory phrases like "our brave men and women in uniform." I can cut the president some slack for political expediency in a fallen world, but this is still the president's failing, not Gen. Milley's.

    And now my answer has turned out to be a bit of an essay, after all, hasn't it? My answer still leaves out 80 to 90 percent of what it could say, for the life of a nation is complex, but I had better leave it there.

    “Born free and equal and should be treated with respect and dignity”? You will find none of those terms in there. So why are those terms in here?
     
    To nauseate you and me?

    I have no better answer. Since I was for ten years an instructor at a state university, I suppose that I had gotten so used to the nausea that I didn't even notice terms of Milley's you highlight.

    I notice them now. You make a good point.

    “Idea of America”?
     
    According to me, the "Idea of America" to which Gen. Milley refers is dangerous Zionist propaganda, but come: for me even to write the very sentence you are reading will cause 70 percent of normie conservative Americans to write me off instantly as a nut. Since Milley probably stands a bit to the Left of that 70 percent, I am not sure what else one would have expected him to say. Even Ronald Reagan used phrases like that, as I recall.

    Is that the template of a man in the WWII mode?
     
    No, I don't think so. Not precisely. Rather, it is the template of a man who was raised under post-WWII (World War II) mythology (Gen. Milley's elementary-school principal might or might not have been a firm, kindly WWII veteran as mine was, but the general would have been raised in that milieu in any case). It is also the template of a man who, when he was a junior officer, rose up under the mentorship of senior officers who themselves had come out of West Point at a time when the commandant and instructors at West Point were men in the WWII mode. There is a continuity. These things don't turn on the proverbial dime.

    Now, you have not asked me whether I like Gen. Milley. I had no opinion about him yesterday but answering your questions has tended to cause me to start to dislike the man a bit today. I do not defend the man at any rate. I just thought that there might be a more prosaic interpretation of his actions than that of a plot to overthrow the president.

    Perhaps I am wrong. We shall soon see.
  159. @The Alarmist
    @Almost Missouri

    Trump lost control of the country several years ago. It is he who should have called on a couple million supporters to show up in DC in 2017 and show their support for America under President Trump and put an end to all the counter-revolutionary protests that the 'resistance' thought would bring down Trump. Instead he has let the country be hijacked first by the judiciary and now by the mob.

    Replies: @lavoisier

    And he lost a lot of supporters when he failed to keep his promises to the American people.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    @lavoisier

    lavo, Write this Buffalo Joe quote down someplace and remember it. "All politicans stop being the person you voted for the minute they are elected."

  160. @jesse helms think-alike
    @V. K. Ovelund

    WADR I think you are givingn Miley and all the military leaders who distanced themselves from Trump too much of a benefit of a doubt of good intentions.

    In a sane well organized society a military leader who refuses an order from his superior and publicly proclaims his support for the other side in an existential crisis such as this is fired, arrested, tried and sometimes executed.

    Saint Obama fired boot-licking General McChrystal in a humiliating way for merely expressing a few naughty thoughts about him to a Rolling Stone reporter. He was ordered to fly to the other side of the world to publicly grovel before Obama in the Oval Office and then fired anyway. The Media cheered.
    To this day McChrystal still worships the ground Obama walks on.

    It's a sign of Trumps weakness and perhaps unstable position that not only did he not immediately fire those officers and at least get others to follow his orders. He hasn't even really publicly criticized Esper and others for their shameful and treasonous lack of support.

    The wicked media narrative that the protesters who nearly over ran the White House were somehow abused when they were cleared out the next day for Trumps photo-op has been endorsed by the very men who were supposed to be defending the President and by extension the Nation

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund

    I too think like Jesse Helms, or at any rate would prefer to think like him, so you would be the right man to whom to direct the following question.

    … a military leader who refuses an order from his superior …

    Which military leader refused which order, please? Sorry if I wasn’t paying attention, but I seem to have missed that news. (No sarcasm. Just a question.)

    • Replies: @jesse helms think-alike
    @V. K. Ovelund

    No need to be coy. Drumpf expressed a desire for the military to restore order both in the capitol and nationwide. Instead of this desire instantly becoming a reality there was a lot of doubletalk handwringing and explanations as to why it wouldn't be prudent at this juncture from every military leader who could in front of a tv camera. In most sane societies when a ruler expresses a desire for something to happen it does.

    When Henry II asked: "who will rid me of this turbulent priest?"
    Four rough and ready knights of his court made that wish a reality.

    To quote Wikipedia: The phrase is commonly in modern day used to express the idea that a ruler's wish can be interpreted as a command by his or her subordinates.

    Henry II is said to have actually declared:


    What miserable drones and traitors have I nurtured and promoted in my household who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born clerick!
     
  161. @Almost Missouri
    @V. K. Ovelund


    If I had blindly to guess, I would take you for about 40 years old
     
    I'm older than that, though not your age yet.

    I do not deny that people my age have screwed just about everything up and that, when you were a kid, we lied to you relentlessly. The intergenerational reservoir of trust is not deep. My generation and I earned that. We drained that reservoir. Little can be done to fill the reservoir now.
     
    No worries. I always pretty much knew—or suspected—I was being lied to. I just didn't know when there would be a chance to do anything about it. As it is turning out, the answer is never.

    The general was saying that our troops traditionally do not involve themselves in domestic politics.
     
    Okay, you and I agree on that. But apparently not the General. If you look at what he wrote, he always veers away from pledging allegiance to the Constitution itself and veers towards ... something political.

    General Milley:


    Every member of the US military swears and oath to support and defend the Constitution and the values embedded within it.
     

     
    Well, no. The oath is to the Constitution, full stop. So what are those extra six words at the end of the sentence doing? Read on.


    This document is founded on the essential principles that all men and women are born free and equal and should be treated with respect and dignity.
     

     
    False. The document is founded (original document and Bill of Rights) on none of those things. "Born free and equal and should be treated with respect and dignity"? You will find none of those terms in there. So why are those terms in here?

    Because it is a bait-and-switch. Like the extra six words of the previous sentence, Milley invokes the Constitution only so he can supersede it with false doctrines of fashionable politics.


    It also gives Americans the right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly.
     

     
    This part is true, but is deliberately missing the point. No one, not the President, not even me, is disputing that. The issue is the "peaceful" bit. The rioting, the looting, the burning cities, the assaults ... is that "peaceful"? Compare these "protests" to the actually peaceful protests against lockdown of a few weeks ago. How many cities were burning, how many stores were looted after those? None, of course. But the governors and mayors didn't hesitate to use state power to shut those down and arrest protesters.


    We in uniform ... remain committed to our national values and principles embedded in the Constitution.
     

     
    How about to the Constitution itself, Mark? All this "values and principles" stuff carves you out a lot of wiggle room.


    During this current crisis, the National Guard is operating under the authority of state governors...
     

     
    Okay, but that's between the National Guard units and the Governors. So why include it in a memo to the Army? It seems extraneous, except if the purpose is to point out the Guard is not under the President's authority. So if , say, the DC Mayor wants to send Guard units home before an impending riot, they're going home.


    As members of the Joint Force—comprised of all races, colors, and creeds—you embody the ideals of our Constitution.
     

     
    Ah, so you don't really need the Constitution itself. Just by being "comprised of all races, colors, and creeds" you already "embody the ideals of our Constitution". So don't worry about whatever crazy text happens to be on that old parchment, pesky words like "Commander in Chief" and "insurrection". Let us not mention those.

    Milley's handwritten addendum:


    We all committed our lives to the idea that is America. We will stay true to that oath and the American people.
     

     
    "Idea of America"? What about that Constitution thingie? Why do all these slippery phrases sound like things into which BLM boilerplate can instantly be slotted the moment a self-righteous general deems it to be the "idea of America".

    With nearly every sentence, the General avoids defending anything written in the Constitution and opens the way for substituting trendy politics for the actual Constitution. To add insult to injury, he executes this low swindle while unctuously invoking that which he is betraying.

    One presumes the General, 1980 Princeton graduate, is an intelligent man. One also presumes that he has read the Constitution, which he mentions so prominently. The Constitution is not a long document, and the part that pertains to him and the Federal military is much shorter. So it is hard to believe that he is not aware of what is actually in the Constitution and therefore that he is not deliberately misrepresenting it. Alternatively, if he really does believe what he wrote, his understanding of the Constitution is so degraded that it is indistinguishable from deliberate misrepresentation.

    The general was merely engaging in outdated thinking. ... The general is merely tone-deaf
     
    Respectfully, I disagree, for the reasons given above.

    He is unable to hear the tune of our times.
     
    He seems to have no problem hearing the tune of blue state press releases, Antifa, and BLM-kneelers. I would much prefer if he would hear the tune of 1791. It has much more to commend it than any tune being composed currently.

    If you disbelieve me, I cannot say that I especially blame you.
     
    It's not that I disbelieve you. I'm sure you are writing in absolutely good faith and mean what you write. I just think the facts tell a different story.

    Six months from now, I believe that you’ll look back and agree that, about this specific matter, I was right.
     
    I hope so.

    to begin to understand the outdated mental model of a powerful man like Gen. Milley, try William L. Shirer’s magisterial 1960 work The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
     
    Milley entered the Army proper in the 1980s. His most significant career stages were probably in the 2000s in the "War on Terror". His undergrad thesis was on revolutionary guerrilla warfare. Is that the template of a man in the WWII mode? I will defer to your veteran assessment.

    Replies: @V. K. Ovelund

    Your points are well taken, so to answer the questions you ask:

    The oath is to the Constitution, full stop. So what are those extra six words at the end of the sentence doing?

    Since my own service occurred during the Reagan administration, I do not know for certain. My general impression is that the Clinton administration (which, as you know but as one may remind younger readers, followed the elder Bush administration which followed the Reagan administration) put career officers like the future Gen. Milley in a nearly impossible bind, in several ways. To detail these ways would want an essay which I am unqualified to write and for which you have not asked, but I can suggest two main points of the essay: (i) the acceleration of the integration of women into and of the advancement of women within the armed forces; and (ii) Bill Clinton’s overall debauchery of the character of the presidency. There still existed in the United States in those days a residual ghost of an expectation of honor and decency in the behavior of magistrates. The six words to which you refer were Milley’s way (and really the way of the whole officers’ corps) to bridge the gap between expectation and reality.

    Note that I did not say that Gen. Milley was an honorable or a decent man. I know nothing about Gen. Milley. Sometimes not everything makes sense to a man, though, yet that man still has to find a way to get on with his life. Have you never made any compromises at work in order to get along in this fallen world? Perhaps you have not, but maybe you know men who have and maybe you do not despise them all. I have made compromises, at any rate. (Am not proud of it, but I have done nevertheless.) So has Gen. Milley.

    Words like the six to which you refer became conventional years ago. When the younger President Bush lectured the generals that Islam was a religion of peace and, at the same time, gave those generals a pair of wars to fight against that religion of peace, officers like the future Gen. Milley found that they had no time for philosophizing. Such an officer, even if wholly honorable, had to look to his mission and to the welfare of his men. By the time such an officer had returned from deployment, perhaps with a Bronze Star and a promotion to his credit, his career climbing after danger and toil to the next rung of the ladder, it seemed too late to disentangle the six words.

    Perhaps the best officers resigned their commissions after deployment and returned to civilian life. It’s hard to say, but if the officer has a wife and children and has been promoted, say, to the rank of full colonel, then his days of greatest personal danger in combat are past. He has survived with all his limbs intact and now the wife (who has spent a thousand nights alone in a dark, empty bed, dreading introduction to widowhood on the morn) gets to enjoy the prestige and generous pay a senior officer’s commission brings. So you see, it is not so easy for that officer just to walk away.

    Medals have been pinned on his chest. The medals glitter as he polishes them and then arranges them in the mirror; but, more than that, the medals remind the man of fallen comrades and days of yore.

    Anyway, even the best officer cares more about the living, breathing men entrusted to his command than he cares about abstractions like the original meaning of the Constitution, whatever his oath might have said; and anyway he has practically spent his career serving a system, not an eighteenth-century document. The system has always pretended to serve the document, and has usually drawn a half-plausible veil over most of its own hypocrisy; so when, in the fulness of years, a man like Milley is at last handed the veil, what did one expect him to do with it?

    These questions are not so easy.

    The only man who can disentangle the six words now, insisting on fealty to the Constitution alone, is President Trump. The president must lead in this, yet the president cannot so lead while repeatedly uttering rotten, deliberately misleading, but politically mandatory phrases like “our brave men and women in uniform.” I can cut the president some slack for political expediency in a fallen world, but this is still the president’s failing, not Gen. Milley’s.

    And now my answer has turned out to be a bit of an essay, after all, hasn’t it? My answer still leaves out 80 to 90 percent of what it could say, for the life of a nation is complex, but I had better leave it there.

    “Born free and equal and should be treated with respect and dignity”? You will find none of those terms in there. So why are those terms in here?

    To nauseate you and me?

    I have no better answer. Since I was for ten years an instructor at a state university, I suppose that I had gotten so used to the nausea that I didn’t even notice terms of Milley’s you highlight.

    I notice them now. You make a good point.

    “Idea of America”?

    According to me, the “Idea of America” to which Gen. Milley refers is dangerous Zionist propaganda, but come: for me even to write the very sentence you are reading will cause 70 percent of normie conservative Americans to write me off instantly as a nut. Since Milley probably stands a bit to the Left of that 70 percent, I am not sure what else one would have expected him to say. Even Ronald Reagan used phrases like that, as I recall.

    Is that the template of a man in the WWII mode?

    No, I don’t think so. Not precisely. Rather, it is the template of a man who was raised under post-WWII (World War II) mythology (Gen. Milley’s elementary-school principal might or might not have been a firm, kindly WWII veteran as mine was, but the general would have been raised in that milieu in any case). It is also the template of a man who, when he was a junior officer, rose up under the mentorship of senior officers who themselves had come out of West Point at a time when the commandant and instructors at West Point were men in the WWII mode. There is a continuity. These things don’t turn on the proverbial dime.

    Now, you have not asked me whether I like Gen. Milley. I had no opinion about him yesterday but answering your questions has tended to cause me to start to dislike the man a bit today. I do not defend the man at any rate. I just thought that there might be a more prosaic interpretation of his actions than that of a plot to overthrow the president.

    Perhaps I am wrong. We shall soon see.

    • Thanks: Jim Don Bob
  162. @V. K. Ovelund
    @jesse helms think-alike

    I too think like Jesse Helms, or at any rate would prefer to think like him, so you would be the right man to whom to direct the following question.


    ... a military leader who refuses an order from his superior ...
     
    Which military leader refused which order, please? Sorry if I wasn't paying attention, but I seem to have missed that news. (No sarcasm. Just a question.)

    Replies: @jesse helms think-alike

    No need to be coy. Drumpf expressed a desire for the military to restore order both in the capitol and nationwide. Instead of this desire instantly becoming a reality there was a lot of doubletalk handwringing and explanations as to why it wouldn’t be prudent at this juncture from every military leader who could in front of a tv camera. In most sane societies when a ruler expresses a desire for something to happen it does.

    When Henry II asked: “who will rid me of this turbulent priest?”
    Four rough and ready knights of his court made that wish a reality.

    To quote Wikipedia: The phrase is commonly in modern day used to express the idea that a ruler’s wish can be interpreted as a command by his or her subordinates.

    Henry II is said to have actually declared:

    What miserable drones and traitors have I nurtured and promoted in my household who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born clerick!

  163. @OsgoodDeLaPoopoo
    OT but I saw Susan Rice on Bill Maher last nite. Politics aside,can you imagine eight years of looking at that ugly face of hers?
    Yes,women in politics are homely as all get out,but Rice...Jesus.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    Osie, Susan Rice had work done on that mug. You can find berfore photos of her online.

  164. @Anon7
    I’m just hoping that this Covid panic will wake people up come November. I live in Michigan, a state run by a tyrannical Governor with absolute power. I was just vacationing up north, with its gorgeous beaches and vast fresh water lakes.

    Closed. Every one of them. These areas should be full of happy families, who instead were trembling in fear, locked in their homes.

    In Ohio, contractors were allowed to work in homes. Not in Michigan, because Governor Witless said “no”. All of these small businesses are dying, just like liberals hope they will, to bring in the Socialist paradise.

    This is our future under Leftism. This is exactly what happens.

    Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard, @Buffalo Joe

    Anon 7, spent the weekend in Ohio with my wife, three of my children, their spouses and four of my grand kids. Wear a mask occasionally because I am NYS braiwashed but otherwise like the old days. And the nearby beach, Edge Water Park was maxed out. High school football and lacrosse to resume normal, contact practice, starting 22 June.

  165. @lavoisier
    @The Alarmist

    And he lost a lot of supporters when he failed to keep his promises to the American people.

    Replies: @Buffalo Joe

    lavo, Write this Buffalo Joe quote down someplace and remember it. “All politicans stop being the person you voted for the minute they are elected.”

  166. @Neoconned
    @J.Ross

    So long as we don't get another Strassmeir who oooopsy! We gave your fall guy nutter patsy AN ACTUAL MINI WMD AND FAILED TO STOP HIM WHILE HE DRIVES TO THE MURRAH BUILDING!!

    I dunno I'm surprised Trump isn't whacking heads at the doj to get more antifa arrests....

    Replies: @J.Ross

    They have been arresting some key antifa officers (Barr is not Sessions), but we’ll see how the convictions go. Christopher Wray though should be thought of as the remaining disastrously bad hire until he proves otherwise. Nothing like this mutiny has ever happened before but Trump should have been much more paranoid from day one.

  167. @Art Deco
    The refusal of top military to support the President in the days following the attempted coup and the movement of DOJ forces by Barr to fill in the gap in the defenses are a sign of two somewhat unrelated possibilities. Either top military leaders like Esper and Miley refused to support Trump out of fealty to the deep state, having been given orders to stand down and allow the mob to do their worst. Another possibility which is some ways is worse than the first is that the top military leaders knew or feared that rank and file military called in to defend the White House and support Trump might defect to the other side, giving them reinforcements and massively increasing their available firepower.

    I'm not sure how seriously to take contentions there was some sort of 'color revolution' planned. However, I'm wagering that any antagonism to the president in the military is less pronounced among lower ranking officers than it is among the brass. Kurt Schlicter has been offering brief commentary lately on flag-rank officers and has stated the opinion that as a rule, they deserve to be retired.

    Replies: @jesse helms think-alike, @J.Ross

    I’m not sure how seriously to take contentions there was some sort of ‘color revolution’ planned.

    Does this stuff look organic to you?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @J.Ross

    My guess would be you've misinterpreted what Barr and Milley did do and didn't do.

    Replies: @J.Ross

  168. @J.Ross
    @Art Deco

    I’m not sure how seriously to take contentions there was some sort of ‘color revolution’ planned.

    Does this stuff look organic to you?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    My guess would be you’ve misinterpreted what Barr and Milley did do and didn’t do.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    @Art Deco

    But I mean the "protests" themselves. Do you doubt coordination?

    Replies: @Art Deco

  169. @Art Deco
    @J.Ross

    My guess would be you've misinterpreted what Barr and Milley did do and didn't do.

    Replies: @J.Ross

    But I mean the “protests” themselves. Do you doubt coordination?

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    @J.Ross

    Co-ordination with the Joint Chiefs of Staff? I certainly do. Co-ordination across the sorosphere, I do not doubt.

  170. @J.Ross
    @Art Deco

    But I mean the "protests" themselves. Do you doubt coordination?

    Replies: @Art Deco

    Co-ordination with the Joint Chiefs of Staff? I certainly do. Co-ordination across the sorosphere, I do not doubt.

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