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On Friday, looters pillaged the Macy’s at the downscale Lakewood Mall in Southern California between Long Beach and Compton after a big fight broke out, which distracted the mall cops.

What should we call our version of the Summer of Love?

The Summer of Loot?

The Summer of George Floyd?

 
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  1. syonredux says:

    Black Summer?

    • Agree: PaceLaw, SomeoneOutHere
    • Thanks: Daniel Williams
    • Replies: @Paul Jolliffe
  2. Anon[755] • Disclaimer says:

    Annus horribilis.

    A dirtbag black walked slowly across the street (a main thoroughfare) this evening in front of my car, and then just stopped right in the middle of the street. Then he gave a stupid grin and moved on. Someone who was protesting for BLM sprang in front of the car of a friend of mine a couple of weeks ago, and my friend was furious and convinced the protestor was trying to cause an accident. And I live in an area that’s lightly touched by these morons compared to some other places.

    The cops need to use their truncheons a lot more ‘liberally.’ We have not taught this younger generation their place, and they need that lesson good and hard. They need to learn they’re not the center of the universe.

  3. syonredux says:

    Dirty Black Summer?

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  4. Ah, here it comes.

    I knew it’s somewhat I (incomprehensible).

    A teenage riot in a public station,
    Gonna fight and tear up a (something) nation for you.
    It better work out.
    I hope it works out my way.

    — “Teenage Riot,” Sonic Youth, 1988

    I just wish these a$$holes would get the chords right.

  5. • Replies: @Kyle
  6. Downscale? Looks pretty decent to me.

    Oppressed teenagers of color helping themselves to much-deserved reparations.

  7. The Summer of Hate?

    The Cultural Revolution?

    The Summer of Loon?

    The Summer of Riot?

    “The End”

    • Replies: @El Dato
  8. Kronos says:

    1) The Black & Blue Summer?

    2) Summer of Riot Cough?

    3) “Days of Rage” and “Negro Revolt” is already taken by the 1960s. Also, the toilet rolls have returned…

    4) Summer of Batty Soup?

    5) Summer of 20/20 Hindsight.

    6) Summer of Quarantine Blues?

    7) Summer of Antifun?

    There are a lot of things to play with. But I keep thinking of the female security guard in the tv series OZ who said “there’s something in the air, and it ain’t love.”

    [0:34]

    (Also, does anyone know how to post a certain segment of a YouTube video on a UNZ post?

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @Anonymous
  9. snorlax says:

    “The Floyds of Summer”

    • Replies: @Kronos
    , @Elmer T. Jones
  10. syonredux says:

    Article by Eric Kaufmann in Quillette:

    Statues toppled, buildings renamed, curricula “decolonized,” staff fired. The protests following George Floyd’s killing have emboldened cultural revolutionaries in America and Europe. The iconoclasts are changing minds, and could be in a position to enact a root-and-branch reconstruction of America into something completely unrecognizable to its present-day inhabitants. Imagine a country whose collective memory has been upended, with a new constitution, anthem, and flag, its name changed from the sinful “America” to something less tainted. Far-fetched? Not according to data I have collected on what liberal white Americans actually believe.

    https://quillette.com/2020/06/22/toward-a-new-cultural-nationalism/

  11. 22pp22 says:

    The sad summer of silly, suicidal sheep.

  12. J.Ross says:

    Just visited a store to grep a [for European nobility] reasonable quantity of alcohol. Signs everywhere: no cash, because apparently there’s a coin shortage.
    A coin shortage.
    Now, there was really never a food shortage, there was a brief period where some meat products had a limit or ran out sooner because the workplace restrictions and some diagnoses had closed some processing plants. Is US currency made bespoke by Aztec silversmiths? We’re out of coins? Had they said that they wanted to restrict cash because cash is self-explanatorily dirty I’d have bought that, but that’s not what they’re saying. They’re saying there’s too few nickels and dimes to do business.
    This is obviously clueless elites throwing random suggestions at the wall in the hope that it will damage the President.
    Still voting Trump.

    • Replies: @Anon7
  13. The Summer of Steve’s Sleep Depravation.
    A summer of target rich topics.
    Prolific writing to say the least.
    Do you actually sleep man…

  14. PaceLaw says:

    I say Black Summer! What else could it be? LOL! Blacks, who are only about 13% of the population, make it seem as if they are 70% of the population (courtesy of their white, woke allies) with their loud, violent and outrageous protestations about all things involving “inequality.” Who will stand in front of this barbarian horde?
    Charles Martel, where are you???

  15. George Costanza was indeed a man of his word. He is biting into a big hunk of cheese, just biting into it like it’s an apple.

  16. Kronos says:
    @snorlax

    How about “Black Floyd – White Side of the Blue Moon.”

  17. Johnny789 says:

    Lakewood Mall has been the Compton Mall for all intents and purposes for the last 30+ years. Somehow the nearby Cerritos Mall avoided the “Diversity is our Punishment” curse that killed the South Bay Galleria at the very western end of the Artesia Freeway (91 Fwy) that never happened because the citizens of Redondo Beach had the good sense to fight against it tooth and nail 50 years ago. Oh wait, it didn’t really matter after all.

    It’s too early to name the Summer of 2020 because we need to wait until somebody says, “I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part” and such gesture plays out.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  18. vhrm says:

    We shouldn’t call it anything. We should, just wait for 2020 to end, pretend it didn’t happen and never speak of it again.

    Wake Me Up When September Ends.

    • Agree: Je Suis Omar Mateen
    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  19. Anonymous[353] • Disclaimer says:

    SOS Summer or Same Old Song Summer, only louder.

    No lessons learned, the same cliches and chants, only louder.

    • Agree: Richard B
  20. anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    There were plenty of black riots during the Hippy Dippy 1967 Summer Of Love. Newark? Detroit? At least back then the draft was still in effect and an idiotic non-war was being waged in Indochina and the SEC and SWC still weren’t recruiting black players.

    • Replies: @FPD72
    , @Richard B
  21. Anonymous[163] • Disclaimer says:

    “The Apotheosis of Economist Globalization/Immigration”.

  22. ziggurat says:

    Summer of the Low Side of the Road

    I know that name is too long, but I love this Tom Wait’s song. Also, Tom Waits explains that the song could be interpreted as referring to people fighting each other or struggling with the plague. Also, one of the lyrics refers to Jezebel, who killed anyone who refused to worship the way she demanded. All this seems relevant to 2020.

    https://www.tomwaitsfan.com/tom%20waits%20library/www.tomwaitslibrary.com/lyrics/mulevariations/lowsideoftheroad.html

    “… was involved in a skirmish after a dance one night on a dirt road, late. Someone pulled out a knife, someone got stabbed, and he went to jail for it. He was rolling over to the low side of the road. I seem to identify with that. I think we all know where the low side of the road is.”

    “It’s all about the black plague and the 14th century. Wrong side of the road, low side of the road, everybody knows where the low side of the road is. “

    Some lyrics from the above link:

    Jezebel(4) is naked with an axe
    The prosecution tells you to relax
    Your head feels like it’s ready to explode
    And you’re rollin’ over, you’re rollin’ over

    (4) Jezebel: Biblical reference. Book of Kings, story of Ahab and Jezebel. Jezebel was given authority to decree the manner in which the people would be permitted to worship. Then she persecuted to death those who would disagree.

    It seems like we’re on a “black elevator going down”.

  23. Lot says:

    China gifted us both Covid19 and the fentanyl St Floyd overdosed on.

    Summa of Ruv!

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
  24. Adventure time!
    Come on and grab your friends….
    We’ll go to very, um, “distant” lands.
    With Jake the Dog and Finn the Human,
    The fun will never end!
    It’s Adventure Time!

    • LOL: wren
  25. Thomas says:

    OT: apparently, Blompf has finally realized his re-election is in trouble. Part of the chosen solution… is to give Jared an even bigger role, again. To get that extra 0.8% of the black vote or whatever.

    Trump admits it: He’s losing

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/06/27/trump-losing-2020-election-342326

    “Under the current trajectory, President Trump is on the precipice of one the of the worst electoral defeats in modern presidential elections and the worst historically for an incumbent president,” said former Trump political adviser Sam Nunberg, who remains a supporter.

    Nunberg pointed to national polls released by CNBC and New York Times/Siena over the past week showing Trump receiving below 40 percent against Biden.

    If Trump’s numbers against erode to 35 percentage points over the next two weeks, Nunberg added, “He’s going to be facing realistically a 400-plus electoral vote loss and the president would need to strongly reconsider whether he wants to continue to run as the Republican presidential nominee.”

    Behind the scenes, Trump and his team are taking steps to correct course. In the week since his Tulsa rally, the president has grudgingly conceded that he’s behind, according to three people who are familiar with his thinking. Trump, who vented for days about the event, is starting to take a more hands-on role in the campaign and has expressed openness to adding more people to the team. He has also held meetings recently focusing on his efforts in individual battleground states.

    Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who effectively oversees the campaign from the White House, is expected to play an even more active role.

    This year, I’m getting any gun I might ever want to own, rolling my 401k into a Roth, and looking at the safest suburb I can find. Expect the Democrats to sweep the Senate in a landslide along with the White House and state races. The end of the filibuster, court-packing, redistricting, and the full introduction of the public-private U.S. version of China’s Social Credit system will all be coming quickly next year.

    • Agree: Charon
  26. vhrm says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    dude, why are you spamming this stuff all over the place?

    (also rather than a TLDR at the end, just put it as a Summary at the top.

    As is people will skip by the whole message and the summary is wasted, imo)

  27. Mr. Anon says:

    The Summer of George Floyd?

    I was snorting a bag of fentanyl the size of a car battery!

  28. theMann says:

    Summer of the Moronic Cowards.

    Moral and physical.

  29. Mr. Anon says:
    @Thomas

    I’m inclined to agree – Trump will lose in a blowout.

    Over the next few months, the Whitehouse will begin to feel like the Fueher Bunker – but with a lot more gold and satin – an absolutely UNBELIEVABLE Fuehrer Bunker – everything First-Class, the best bunker ever! Just an amazing bunker – bigly!

    • Replies: @Thomas
    , @El Dato
  30. Anonymous[280] • Disclaimer says:

    Stockholm Summer – blacks act their worst, whites shower them with most love

    Summer of Surrender

    Histo-Demolition

    Patricide

    Afro-Globo

  31. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:

    “The Summer of White People Are Still Awesome”

    • Thanks: Wilkey
  32. Veracitor says:

    “The Summer of Pride…”

    …since it looks to goeth before a Fall.

  33. ziggurat says:

    Summer of Blackness
    Summer of the Black Plague
    Summer of Reclusion
    Summer of Collapse (statues, law & order, health, social life, jobs, GDP, stocks, trust in media/experts, national mood, unity)
    Summer of Descent

  34. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomas

    Trump admits it: He’s losing

    Sit down, and shut up.

    Durham’s been setting the game board up for a long time now. He has a grand jury locked and loaded. In September, all hell breaks loose. Dems are shitting themselves.

    Now it’s our turn.

    • Agree: Kyle
    • Replies: @Thomas
  35. kihowi says:
    @Thomas

    Do you think Trump knows there are only 13% blacks in the country or is he like those people in surveys who think it’s 50% because of the tv.

    • Agree: Charon
    • LOL: Kyle
  36. neutral says:

    Camp of the Saints 2.

  37. Franz says:

    https://pleasekillme.com/the-motor-city-is-burning-detroit-1967/

    See above.

    “Summer of Love” was what they tried to call 1967.

    They got this instead:

    “…In 1967, the Detroit Police Force was 93% white… By Wednesday and Thursday, July 26th and 27th, federal troops and National Guard tanks rolled down city streets, engaged in firefights with militant blacks shooting from sniper positions.”

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  38. Couldn’t think of a good name but, here is a suggestion for this summer’s theme song.

    • Replies: @Johnny789
    , @Pontius
  39. BB753 says:

    Wait and see. The summer ain’t over yet. What we witnessed was an American Spring, similar to the Arab Springs and Color Revolutions, courtesy of the CIA.

  40. Anon[755] • Disclaimer says:

    Upper-middle class white protestors practice gentrification of their protest space in Louisville by kicking out homeless guy. They kick him out 3 times in one day, in fact. Homeless guy, apparently a Steven Lopez, used a bit of lead to lodge his own protest. He shot 5 people.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    , @anon
  41. Come along with me,
    With the butterflies and bees.
    We can wander in the forest,
    And do so as we please.
    Come along with me,
    To a cliff under a tree,
    Making up new numbers,
    And living so merrily.

    All of my collections,
    I’ll share them all with you.
    Maybe by next summer,
    We’ll both have changed our tune.

    Come along with me,
    To a cliff under a tree,
    Making up new numbers,
    And living so merrily.

    Living so merrily.

  42. What Should We Call the Summer of 2020?

    The Birth of a Nation?

    Public Enemies and the Fear of a Black Planet?

  43. The Summer of Our Discontent.

    • Agree: The Alarmist, Desiderius
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  44. Summer of Ham .. (from the curse of ham)

  45. Johnny789 says:
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    I used to think that the dark haired one was kinda cute.

  46. Thomas says:
    @Mr. Anon

    What they say about elections is true, that the last six weeks matter more than the last six months. A politician of median competence in Trump’s position might be able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

    But… Trump doesn’t look to be a politician of even median competence. If he were, he would have made every attempt to use national crises the way every other President tries to: to take charge and get the public to rally around the flag. Bill Clinton actually lamented that 9/11 hadn’t happened on his watch for the opportunity to lead in a crisis. Ross Douthat nailed Trump on this point back in May: he didn’t want the authority or the responsibility.

    Over the next few months, the Whitehouse will begin to feel like the Fueher Bunker – but with a lot more gold and satin – an absolutely UNBELIEVABLE Fuehrer Bunker – everything First-Class, the best bunker ever! Just an amazing bunker – bigly!

    I have a sense that the Executive Branch, or at least parts of it, is already starting the transition six months ahead of schedule. You can see how the Pentagon reacted to the suggestion of invoking the Insurrection Act. And that’s with a strong tradition in the military of deferring to civilian authority and of staying out of politics! It wouldn’t surprise me if we’re already at the point where even if Trump were to finally try to exercise the nominal authority of his office to do something that might save his Presidency, about the riots or anything else… nothing would happen. Trump never really did establish effective control over the government in any case. His cabinet has been a revolving door of misfit toys and deputies kicked upstairs, while the Obama-era civil servants have mostly kept on with their mischief.

    All in all, I feel like Z-Man’s analysis from a few years ago may be Trump’s epitaph: “a stupid bullshitter who got very lucky.”

    • Agree: Charon
    • Disagree: Kyle
  47. Thomas says:
    @Anonymous

    Unless one of the names on any indictments is either “Biden” or “Obama,” it won’t matter. And Barr has indicated that nobody named “Biden” or “Obama” is going to get indicted.

    The “prosecutor out there sitting on a real big investigation that’s going to blow everybody’s socks off” is an old chestnut that people keep buying into no matter how many times it blows over. Back in the Bush years, it was Patrick Fitzgerald who was supposedly going to drop a bunch of indictments Any Day Now. The Mueller investigation was basically one long version of the same. These stories never actually change the substance of politics. They’re a sideshow.

    • Replies: @TomSchmidt
    , @Anonymous
  48. wren says:

    So far, it feels like The Summer of Mob Rule.

    It’s the Black Lives Mob.

  49. Anon[755] • Disclaimer says:

    I get the impression that much of the antics of the left during these last few weeks are coming from the younger brothers and sisters of those who were part of the Occupy Movement that plagued us during the Obama years. The protestors today because jealous of all the attention their older siblings got and decided to try to top them in their spoiled-ass, youngest kid way.

  50. Midnights says:

    Clockwork Watermelon

  51. JackOH says:

    Summer of Broken Glass?

    Summer of Living Dangerously? (After Koch’s novel and Weir’s movie.)

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  52. @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Greatest work of American art since Apocalyspe Now!. (or maybe Sonic Youth’s “Sister”.)

    I stand by my statement.

    • Replies: @wren
  53. @Thomas

    “Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who effectively oversees the campaign from the White House, is expected to play an even more active role.”

    That doesn’t fill me with optimism for the campaign, to put it mildly.

    Still, Trump doesn’t hate us, and who knows what undisclosed pressures he’s been under? His love for his daughter’s not doing him much good policy wise either. It’s tragedy a la King Lear.

    King Learjet ?

  54. @JackOH

    Summer of Broken Windows

    • Replies: @JimB
    , @James Speaks
  55. @YetAnotherAnon

    His love for his daughter’s not doing him much good policy wise either. It’s tragedy a la King Lear.

    King Learjet ?

    King Learjet is good.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  56. I can’t think of any good name to describe this summer, but isn’t it strange that the United States seems to be the only country in the world where taking precautions against the spread of the Covid-19 virus has become a left-right issue?

    This seems to be the consequence of President Trump’s decision to make sure that he is able to spend more time with his family next year by throwing the election, but still carrying some Messianic supporters with him, like the plot of The Life of Brian

    So if I did have to pick a name it would be long-winded but it would be The Year The White House Chickens Came Home To Roost.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  57. Anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

    Call it “The Summer the money ran out”

  58. wren says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    Perhaps the earlier seasons, but I felt that once it left the hands of Pendleton Ward, it lost its way.

    WAY too many minor characters and minor story arcs that ended up adding nothing or going nowhere.

  59. @Franz

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1943_Detroit_race_riot

    ” The riot escalated in the city after a false rumor spread that a mob of whites had thrown an African-American mother and her baby into the Detroit River. Blacks looted and destroyed white property as retaliation.”

    False rumours seem to be a thing, if you can believe Wiki, which is hopelessly woke on racial history. In Birmingham, UK, a decade or two ago, there were riots after rumours spread by black pirate radio that a black teenage girl caught stealing cosmetics was sexually assaulted by the (Pakistani) store employees in ‘exchange’ for not calling the police.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Birmingham_riots#The_alleged_rape

    (The only deaths were of black people killed by Pakistanis, who were feeling their oats in the post-9/11 era)

  60. wren says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Sometimes I feel that all the looting and rioting was encouraged to steal the wind from the sails of the news that Obama himself ordered the spying on the Trump campaign and started the collusion hoax and that Hunter Biden did visit Ukraine and China zillions of times to collect his corruption money.

    • Agree: vhrm
  61. IHTG says:

    The Woke Rising.

  62. What should we call it? It ain’t over yet. The defining moment may be yet to come.

    • Replies: @Hockamaw
  63. Anonymous[347] • Disclaimer says:

    Now is the Summer of our Discontent made pale and sordid Winter by these children of Marx.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  64. Kyle says:

    We can call 2020 purgatory. As soon as Tom Brady hit free agency on the ides of March (March 16th) I knew god was pissed. We’re living in a universe where Philip Rivers has been a starter for 17 seasons. A guy who has measurably small hands and who clearly can’t grip and throw a football more than 20 yards. Hes talked about as a hall of famer. In 9/10 universes his career doesn’t last more than 3 years. We’re living in the one where it does.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    , @kaganovitch
  65. Dr. X says:

    The “Summer of Gun Sales.”

    • LOL: James Speaks
  66. Kyle says:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/commercial-lab-surveys.html

    Looks like I was right. Instead of 2 million infections there has been 20 million infections. I made a back of the envelope calculation of 20 million infections based on two things. About 100k deaths. And an infection fatality rate of 0.5%. From the earliest reports in China, to the test & trace studies in South Korea and Italy. The fatality rate was consistently found to be 0.5%. The fatality rate was never 5%. If you believe that you’re totally naieve. If it was 5% we’d all be dead and the sky would be falling. I’m not an epidemiologist, just a man who knows how to wager. I’m good at investing. I’m good at fantasy football. I’m good at jeopardy. It can’t be anything but 0.5%. That’s the inflection point between “the sky is falling,” and “it’s just the flu bro.” Wear your mask inside stores that ask you to. Follow CDC guidelines. Say no to another shut down.

  67. FPD72 says:
    @anonymous

    the SEC and SWC still weren’t recruiting black players.

    While this was true for most of the SWC schools in 1967, as early as 1966 Jerry Levias lead SMU to the SWC football championship and a berth in the Cotton Bowl against Georgia. That same year John Westbrook, formerly a walk-on, was given a scholarship and played for Baylor in an upset of seventh ranked Syracuse in the season opening game. Both Levias and Westbrook are black.

  68. @Charles St. Charles

    You beat me to it 😉

    Storyline wise, Winter describes an everyman’s attempt to maintain integrity in a corrupt world, but losing himself in it. Steinbeck told his friends he wrote it to address moral degeneration in American culture; the theme of the effects of societal pressure rings louder and truer in these days of SJW and Social Media.

  69. Anonymous[274] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    A dirtbag black walked slowly across the street (a main thoroughfare) this evening in front of my car, and then just stopped right in the middle of the street.

    He’s not the first black to have done that. It seems to be an expression of social dominance, in a very narrow domain.

  70. Kyle says:
    @JohnnyWalker123

    Why can’t we besiege these “autonomous” zones. Test out how autonomous they actually are.

  71. JimB says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Days of Whine and Negroes

  72. The summer I did not go outside one time after sunset. What is the inverse of a vampire?

    • Replies: @JimB
  73. The Summer of Black Swans.

  74. Anon[356] • Disclaimer says:

    “Stay tuned Mr President”–John Brennan’s words to Donald Trump after the Mueller failure.

    The coronavirus release was something the CIA had in its back pocket for years. The Rodney King redux was another scenario they have practiced for (prestaged bricks, etc), this time amplified by antifa (who may have a few federal types embedded to help “direct traffic”. The media assets are really hyping corona again, so we have probably been reseeded somewhat.

    2020- year of our very own deep state regime change color revolut revolution

    Coranachan was simply to hinder the rest of the world while our revolution was underway. Get it?

  75. The endless bummer.

    The endless diaper.

  76. El Dato says:
    @Mr. Anon

    “Long Bunker Summer” or “Lone Bunker Summer” then?

    OTOH, we also have

    “Biden Deepfreeze Sarcophagus Summer”

  77. EmailAsID says:

    The Summer of the White aPOCalypse.

  78. The one where the gods screwed up.

  79. @Anonymous

    Now is the Summer of our Discontent made pale and sordid Winter by these children of Marx.

    Now is the Summer of our (((Discontent))) made pale and sordid Winter by these children of Marx.

  80. EmailAsID says:
    @Almost Missouri

    I was going to write “Summer of the Anti-White Kristallnacht”.

  81. @Kronos

    (A

    lso, does anyone know how to post a certain segment of a YouTube video on a UNZ post?

    Stop the video playback where you want your “snip” to start. Right click the video, and select “copy video url at current time”. Paste it into a new window to see if you got what you wanted.

    • Thanks: Kronos
  82. Neuday says:

    Whether coming on or slipping off, it’s the Summer of the Mask.

  83. What Should We Call the Summer of 2020?

    Let’s call the whole thing off.

    • LOL: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  84. @Jonathan Mason

    isn’t it strange that the United States seems to be the only country in the world where taking precautions against the spread of the Covid-19 virus has become a left-right issue?

    Tell us more about your precious Britain’s heroic efforts to contain the virus, you utter knob.

  85. Peterike says:

    The Summer of Lies.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  86. Alfa158 says:

    Beginning of the end?

  87. Anonymous[139] • Disclaimer says:

    Deformation

    Vandal Mania

    Afrogrom – Negrogrom – Brogrom

    Brat Sack

    Jewish War on White

    Black Sack

    Summer Blackbuster

    The Great Reversion

  88. yarro says:

    In other news, Trump tweets a clip of a fat old white guy shouting “white power” while driving a golf cart.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8467959/Trump-posts-video-supporter-yelling-white-power-claims-stopped-statue-vandalism.html

    Maybe this makes sense to him in some 1980’s NY irony / snark kind of way, but for the rest of us, it seems as demented as anything Biden might tweet or say. A parody of an argument, with a whiff of ancien regime or Romanov cluelessness. Trump is too old school citizenist or too coward to make any sort of HBD argument. Fine. But “white power” as an old fat guy? The “white power” part allows everyone to paint Trump as a racist; the old white guy part of this clip encourages the blacks and the young to punch up.

    Trump really is worse than useless; he energizes the opposition while doing nothing for us, indeed discouraging our side. Mr Sailer, perhaps it’s time to pin a thread at the top of the page: Somebody Else 2020. Would it have to be Pence? Could the convention still nominate someone else? And if Pence takes over, who goes into the VP slot?

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  89. Thomas says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Given the path of all the past Trump administration alumni who have hocked spitballs at Trump after they left, it wouldn’t surprise me if Jared and Ivanka stay where they are and get everything they want because they really do know where all the bodies are buried, even before Trump came in the White House. But family are the only people Trump actually trusts consistently, the only ones whose position around him is safe and probably not subject to his ridiculous power games of pitting subordinates against each other. Watching Trump over the years, one of the most enduring impressions is that everything that matters to him is personal. Politics or policy, the things we care about, are a very secondary consideration to him. They’re a means for him to get attention.

    That’s assuming, of course, that Jared isn’t some sort of Mossad/Chabad handler assigned to Trump.

    • Replies: @dvorak
  90. Anonymous[423] • Disclaimer says:
    @syonredux

    The protests following George Floyd’s killing

    He should have written “George Floyd’s death.” Kaufmann is part of the problem.

  91. Summer of the Democrat Fundraiser.

  92. How about ‘The Summer of Sailer’s Sad Sacks”.

    The Boomer-aged losers and their concern troll compatriots that post here were made for each other.

  93. @vhrm

    We shouldn’t call it anything. We should, just wait for 2020 to end, pretend it didn’t happen and never speak of it again.

    Most definitely disagree.

    The Democrat Riots have been making–dramatically–the case for “separate nations” that i’ve been yapping about for five plus years.

    This most certainly must not be forgotten, it must be engraved into the consciousness of all productive, law abiding Americans (and natives of other Western nations). See and feel the inevitable results of minoritarianism and the perfidy of your “elites”:
    — the lunacy
    — the rage
    — the destruction
    — the totalitarian tyranny
    — the serfdom they have in mind for you.

    This is your future.

    • Replies: @vhrm
  94. Summer of Soros: Days of Disaster

    When the Mayors Said FU Whitey

    Surrender Summer

  95. @syonredux

    South Africa was a practice run, aided and abetted by the same crowd.

  96. @Anon

    The Manson Family 2020. Steve Lopez is Charlie in the new racially integrated Family. It is quite obvious the white women in the new Family are all burdened by mental illness. Dog-Mommery was the first flashing red indicator that young American white women are in trouble.

  97. “The Summer of George Floyd”

    George Floyd’s summer of fear and misery. Thanks, fucker.

  98. @Almost Missouri

    “Summer of Broken Glass”

    The Summer when I transitioned from moderate liberal to 1990s-style right-wing crank raving about the UN’s Agenda 21.

    • Replies: @Thatgirl
  99. @Thomas

    Yes, I recall the same about 2018. The charges never came. The Great Pumpkin never showed up. Trump took his Republican control of house and Senate and spent it on a tax cut for billionaires.

    I remember the pathetic attempt to fund the wall in the lame-duck session. Unreal.

  100. Corvinus says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    “Still, Trump doesn’t hate us”

    No, he abjectly despises “us”.

  101. Wilkey says:

    Hopefully in the history books this will become known as “The Summer That Secured Donald Trump’s Re-Election.”

    Unfortunately at this point I don’t think that’s gunna happen. Trump had a chance to secure that with the whole COVID crisis if he had laid off some of the crazy talk. But that chance passed. He’s had another chance with the BL/ANTIFA Riots, but that chance has almost passed, as well.

    At this point the only reason he may win re-election is because people have become scared as hell at what the Democrats intend to do if they win in November. That’s no small consideration. There has been enough crazy shit to make 1,000 commercials from, but it’s still probably not enough.

    My hope is that Trump suffers from some medical episode from which he makes a complete recovery but that is enough to force him out of the race. That just ain’t likely to happen.

    • Replies: @Thea
  102. Wilkey says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Summer of Broken Glass

    Kristallnachtsommer.

    • Replies: @Nikolai Vladivostok
  103. Thirdtwin says:

    The Summer of Recovidy?

  104. Mr Mox says:

    “Summer of Bummer”

    “Summer of Sighs”

    “Summer of Twenty – Fools Aplenty”

    Did I win the internet..?

  105. Not Raul says:

    The Summer of Shove

  106. Since most of the rioting and looting is occurring in urban centers, perhaps the best thing to do is to escape from the cities. 2020 should be the Summer of Escaping the City, much like our parents and grandparents did at mid. century.

    Gonna leave the city, got to get away…all this fussing and fighting, man, you know I sure can’t stay…

  107. Marty says:

    Here’s the golf angle: San Francisco is going ahead with the PGA championship in August at Harding Park. The course is right across the street from SF State, where students are taught that everything is racist, and from lots of apartments housing those students. The biggest mystery of the year would be if the movement somehow leaves the tournament, as well as the two adjacent private golf clubs, untouched.

  108. Pericles says:
    @Kyle

    Youtube has had me watch a number of football games from the 1990s. Not that I’m a big football guy, but it was a lot more exciting and fun than what has been shown the last few years.

  109. Pericles says:

    “Summer of separation”. No, that’s next year.

    “Summer of statues and sneakers”

  110. The Sum of All Smears

  111. Whiskey says: • Website

    Trump will lose all fifty states. The Senate and almost all Governors will be Dem.

    Almost no White man will vote Dem. But every White woman will.

    GUn ban everywhere. Mandatory kneeling for White men. White tax for reparations. Blasting Mt Rushmore. So too the Washington Monument. Lincoln and Jefferson Memorial.Very popular with White women. Abolishing cops. Blacks can do whatever they want they are above the law. Remove the flag, anthem even America Purge of White men every where. Forced labor death camps for White men.

    This whole episode is just White women rage against White men.

    Trump has been a disaster. He’s provoked an allergic reaction among White women who hate us anyway and among the military brass. Bush was better.

    Steve your theory has been proven wrong. Given White women hate and anger and low marriage rates dudes like Karl Rove have a better handle. The best White men can do is lose slowly. Because our women hate us. Look at all that rage. On display daily. It’s all about their hate for us.

    I wish Bush was President. We never faced this stuff when he was around.

  112. @YetAnotherAnon

    King Learjet ?

    Trump would hate HATE that: Classic Learjets are too small for the Trump image.

  113. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:

    What should we call our version of the Summer of Love?

    Summer of Love 2: Electric Boogaloo

  114. Thea says:
    @syonredux

    I’ve come to accept my children are losing a civilization continuity with previous generations of their forefathers.

    A possible bright side is a renewal of a robust and unapologetic masculinity and return to family formation with decent respectable young women. These sissy boys and shrewish feminists as well as assorted sexual deviants just can’t endure, one hopes.

  115. Thea says:
    @Wilkey

    If this were a play, that’s exactly how it would happen. Both Biden and Trump would catch corona.

  116. Jake says:
    @Anon

    The Elites of the Anglo-Zionist Empire have taught them they are the center of the universe.

    • Replies: @Bonniebeez
  117. botazefa says:

    Jerry Stiller might call the Summer of 2020 Leftivus.

    Leftivus for the Worst of Us.

  118. dvorak says:
    @Thomas

    That’s assuming, of course, that Jared isn’t some sort of Mossad/Chabad handler assigned to Trump.

    There may be a big announcement this summer that DJT converted to Judaism a year or two back. Our first Jewish president.

    If his campaign expects any Americans to care about this revelation, they will be mistaken. But Israel may be DJT’s retirement destination of choice, anyway. Keeps the SDNY at bay.

  119. Mr. Anon says:
    @yarro

    Perhaps the GOP could nominate Biden too, and we can dispense with any further pretense that it much matters who is in the White House.

  120. JimDandy says:
    @syonredux

    It’s a toss-up for me:

  121. Hockamaw says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Going to be really interesting to see if the authorities try to force another lockdown and, if so, how the public reacts.

  122. @Bragadocious

    We should import some of these Liverpool fans and have them protect statues and disperse Antifa. They seem to have the right spirit, and just need a bit of guidance.

  123. JimDandy says:

    The Great Fear-O-Sphere

  124. Muggles says:

    Here’s a hopeful thought for everyone:

    I suspect virtually every single prediction made here at Sailer’s blog 7 months ago or so for the near term (6 months) about everything turned out to be wrong. Yep. No one was predicting this.

    Okay, maybe Biden, but he was tagged a sure pathetic nomination loser by most. Surprise!

    So, let’s cheer up. In a few months most of this masked madness and BLM on your knees stuff will be over and largely forgotten. Why? Something else will come up.

    Kobe won’t be back, but some outlier event will surely occur. Often these are tragic events, deaths, crashes, earthquakes, tsunamis, or other catastrophes. Existing political candidates might die, be killed or otherwise incapacitated. Or might be foreign: war between X and Y, or major revolution somewhere. Venezuela might declare war on us. Aliens might show up and tell us to vote for.

    You can bet nearly every prediction made now is wrong. Sure, Trump will win or lose, so some will be right about that. But let’s rejoice at the vast chaotic universe of unknowns we will soon enjoy. As Donnie Rumsfeld called them (remember him?) the “known unknowns.”

    Enjoy your weekend!

  125. Thatgirl says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    You too?

    I can barely stand to listen to myself as I’ve become an old right wing man ranting about communists – and I’m a middle-aged woman who just a few years ago voted for Hillary!

    • LOL: Ben tillman
    • Replies: @Mike_from_SGV
  126. Cortes says:

    Seems a little early to be able to pin a suitable name on this summer. Next weekend may have a few pointers, but a better chance of seeing 2020 probably should be available by September.

  127. Anonymous[255] • Disclaimer says:

    Babelization

  128. Anonymous[930] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    This guy had his own Boeing. A Learjet is a Fiat 500 in comparison, or the Yugo or Pinto of corporate jets.

  129. This is The Summer of Lies.

  130. Anonymous[525] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kronos

    Not only is hindsight 20/20 but 2020 is rather backward-looking

  131. @Kyle

    We’re living in a universe where Philip Rivers has been a starter for 17 seasons. A guy who has measurably small hands and who clearly can’t grip and throw a football more than 20 yards.

    This is nonsense.In his prime he led the league in y/pa idx 3 consecutive years and was in the top 10 9 years.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  132. anon[316] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Steven Lopez — “white hispanic” I am sure.

  133. I’m not gonna raise a fuss, I’m not gonna raise a holler
    About not workin’ all summer just to get a UI dollar
    Every time I call my baby, try to get a date
    Andy says, “no dice son, social distance means you wait”
    Sometimes I wonder what I’m allowed to do
    But there ain’t no rules for the summertime goons

    Well, the corporations told me, “see, we gotta make some money”
    We’re gonna make a contribution to the rioters next Sunday
    Well, I didn’t go to protest, told the tranny I felt sick
    “But you can’t get the COVID beatin’ whitey with a stick”
    Sometimes I wonder what I’m allowed to do
    But there ain’t no rules for the summertime goons

    They’re gonna take two months, gonna have a mob vacation
    I’m gonna hand my Constitution to the United Nations
    Well, I called my congressman and he said “whoa!”
    “I’d like to help you son but you’re too white, so no.”
    Sometimes I wonder what I’m allowed to do
    But there ain’t no rules for the summertime goons

    • Thanks: JackOH
    • Replies: @MBlanc46
  134. vhrm says:
    @AnotherDad

    I hope the Japanese, Russians, Chinese and Koreans are paying attention. I think they’re the only somewhat large somewhat advanced countries without “diverse southern enrichment”

  135. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Lol! Sounds good to me!

  136. Name this summer?

    Blight at the End of the Tunnel.

    Or . . .

    It’s Okay To Be Blight.

  137. @Bragadocious

    Tell us more about Britain’s heroic efforts to contain the virus

    It started with “bring it on” bravado, then switched over to “no, wait a minute, we will lock everyone up at home” and then relaxed a bit. Britain has been spectacularly unsuccessful in containing the virus, particularly in care homes.

    However, as far as I can make out, there is no marked left-right division over how to deal with the virus, as there is in the US, which was my original point.

    The US seems to have pretty much switched over to the “let her rip” posture at this point. With a state like Florida recording 8K new cases in a day, I would think that contact tracing would now be a forlorn hope. They are closing down bars again, so I assume there is some evidence that there is a lot of transmission in bars, though I have not seen it.

    However, it seems to me that the Trump model of infection control is now basically the same as the Swedish model–protect the vulnerable, but build herd immunity by letting most people catch it. (We are not hearing much about herd immunity these days.)

    It would be interesting to know whether venereal disease transmissions have gone down in number in the time of Covid-19 and whether lovers are practicing social distancing, otherwise known as doggy style.

    • Replies: @Bragadocious
  138. JimB says:
    @Morton's toes

    What is the inverse of a vampire?

    A blood donor.

  139. @kaganovitch

    The Chargers never live up to their potential, and usually miss the playoffs, but flame out even if they do get to the post season. Rivers seems like a guy who’d be fun to have a beer with, but he’s not joining Tom in the HOF.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  140. trelane says:

    Summering in the Hamptons

  141. Anonymous[186] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomas

    Unless one of the names on any indictments is either “Biden” or “Obama,” it won’t matter. And Barr has indicated that nobody named “Biden” or “Obama” is going to get indicted.

    Barr qualified that statement. He by no measure said not indicting them was an absolute, but I think I get you. You’re saying if Durham is going to indict Biden, which I suspect he will, his best strategic play is to announce it, thru Barr, two months before he does so.

    Sit down and shut up!

    Btw, to those who say “this has happened before,” no it has not happened before with Trump. He’s never loaded up a big case, and had it play out to shit. That’s the Dems strategy.

    Also, Trump is uncharacteristically low key about the Durham investigation. Always has been. I remember when I’d have to dig to find our what was going on. First time I knew about it was via somebody involved in the investigation who posted on 4chan. It was not in the news at all. The poster was flipping out about it, btw. He was concerned that there was a major “civil war” going on at the FBI because of it. A week after he posted, Comey was fired. That’s what piqued my initial interest.

    For anyone who has been keelhauled, or witnessed a classic keelhaul, it most often gets oddly quiet, just before all hell breaks loose. I’ve seen it too many times in the private sector, and Trump is from the private sector. They have their habits of doing things. Part of people’s mistakes in estimating trump is from starting with the premise that he’s a politician. He’s not, and never will be. He thinks like a private sector man. This issue is not being handled in a political style. That’s what should scare Dems. The long knives are coming.

    Let’s just watch it play out. I’ll bet I’m right.

  142. This summer? The Endless Bummer.

  143. @Jonathan Mason

    However, as far as I can make out, there is no marked left-right division over how to deal with the virus, as there is in the US, which was my original point.

    Americans are fully justified in seeing this through a left-right lens when Democrat politicians endorse mass demonstrations over George Floyd’s death and indeed egg people on to assemble. This after weeks of arresting gym owners or beachgoers. Nothing they say can be believed; same thing with you.

    I guess the division in the UK is between Liverpool yobs and those whose football team wasn’t quite good enough. Fascinating.

  144. JMcG says:

    The Guns of August?

  145. MBlanc46 says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Eddie Cochran. “Summertime Blues”. One of the favorites of my youth. The Who covered it. So did Blue Cheer. But the original is best.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  146. Richard B says:
    @Anonymous

    any thoughts on Ron Jeremy?

    It became rape when the check bounced.

  147. Richard B says:
    @anonymous

    At least back then the draft was still in effect and an idiotic non-war was being waged in Indochina and the SEC and SWC still weren’t recruiting black players.

    And a number of those blacks who made it to the war took the opportunity to shoot as many working-poor White soldiers in what was later dismissed as “friendly fire.”

    The military wasted no time in sweeping that under the rug.

    There’s literally no group in the world more put upon than those lost souls.

    Maybe now that they’re just about wiped out we’ll get to see BLM turn on Antifa mid-riot.

    You’ve got to admit, the thought does have its charms.

  148. Anon7 says:
    @J.Ross

    This really should be added to the list of unbelievable events this year. I’m in my sixties and I remember when silver certificates were taken out of circulation, and when they started using coins that were a sandwich of mostly base metal. But this is really odd.

    Is this another case of an agency deciding that now would be a good time to do something they would like to do anyway? The government really doesn’t like cash money, it’s too anonymous.

    WTF Summer.

  149. @MBlanc46

    Eddie Cochran. “Summertime Blues”. One of the favorites of my youth. The Who covered it. So did Blue Cheer. But the original is best.

    Blue Cheer — LOL. I actually really like their cover of Dylan’s It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It takes a Train to Cry. I seldom listened to anything other than New! Improved!, but I do have a vague recollection of their cover of the Cochran tune. I have to say The Who’s version of Summertime Blues is pretty powerful.

  150. @Jim Don Bob

    The Chargers never live up to their potential, and usually miss the playoffs, but flame out even if they do get to the post season. Rivers seems like a guy who’d be fun to have a beer with, but he’s not joining Tom in the HOF.

    I agree completely. I just take issue with the claim that he couldn’t throw the ball down field.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  151. anon[404] • Disclaimer says:

    The Summer of Year Zero

  152. @Wilkey

    Kristallsommer.

    Hits the right nerve.

  153. @kaganovitch

    I am sure Rivers would do fine on a team like that Patriots. I’m somewhat surprised the Patriots signed Cam Newton, not only because of his injuries, but also because he seems resistant to being coached. But then Randy Moss’s greatest year was with the Patriots.

  154. Just Getting Started

  155. @syonredux

    “This is not the end, nor is it even the beginning of the end. It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. . .”

  156. @Anon

    He didn’t want merely to cause an accident. No, he wanted an excuse to beat you within an inch of your life.
    I think you were lucky to escape – had your vehicle made any physical contact with him (even if he initiated it), he and his friends would have had the desired pretext to gang up on you, pull you from your car, and stomp you.
    Why?
    Because you were one (white, presumably) guy, alone in your car, minding your own business.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/04/04/white-man-beaten-by-mob-in-detroit-after-hitting-boy-with-truck-was-it-a-hate-crime/amp/

    • Replies: @Goddard
  157. Anonymous[154] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bragadocious

    Liverpool really needs to be towed across the Irish sea and moored off Dublin. That’s where it properly belongs.

  158. Goddard says:
    @Paul Jolliffe

    He wanted an excuse to beat you within an inch of your life.

    Which would have given a concealed carrier an excuse to pop him.

    • Replies: @anon
  159. @Thatgirl

    Three months ago I was prepared to vote Biden, but now I will vote for the incompetent Trump over the Maoist Party aka the Dems.

  160. anon[184] • Disclaimer says:
    @Goddard

    Which would have given a concealed carrier an excuse to pop him.

    That, in turn, would give a Soros-elected District Attorney or an ambitions DA an excuse to overcharge him with everything possible.

    Know yourself, know the enemy.

    • Replies: @Goddard
  161. Goddard says:
    @anon

    Everything you’re saying is true. Keep in mind, however—George Zimmerman survived.

  162. @Jake

    How about we call the Summer of 2020 a time to reconsider our pasts thoughts, a time to become more compassionate and to look somewhere else for the answers to our lives instead of our selves. How about we think of the feelings of others and being more considerate and understanding. How about we just realize that the where we have been just isn’t working anymore and find a higher power for all of our problems instead of trying to solve them ourselves. How about that folks. How about that? We don’t have any other choice left. PERIOD!!!

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