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Commenter Ozymandias explains:

What You Need To Know About Smirking Faces:

How can we, as a nation (of immigrants), allow children to wait at bus stops with smirks on their privileged faces? Is this who we are? Shouldn’t we be punching those faces? Isn’t that the moral thing to do? I’ve used question marks, but can any of these facts really be questioned?

We will not have equality in this country until all smug, smirking faces at all bus stops are getting punched.

 
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  1. J.Ross says: • Website

    You may have heard Wheeler Walker, Jr’s nu-countree pornographic one-off novelty song. Walker’s real name is Ben Hoffman and his schtick is Borat with a guitar (“Look at me, I’m such a stupid redneck.”) But while his ancestors hail from the Levant, Hoffman himself does come from Kentucky. Thus he decided to add himself to the unhinged leftists who will be sued for calling for violence against the Covington kids. Tweet image instead of link to Twitter in case he deletes it.
    https://postimg.cc/9RzQr5L7

    • Replies: @Daniel H
    , @Mr McKenna
    , @bjondo
  2. Michael S says:

    He left out the word “white”. Non-white smirking faces are fine – encouraged, actually. Also the smirks of most females, sexual deviants, and Democratic party activists such as Peter Strzok.

  3. JimDandy says:

    How does Elizabeth Bruenig feel about smirking?

    https://goo.gl/images/zK3pUY

  4. donut says:

    In 1944, Raphael Lemkin created the term genocide in his book Axis Rule in Occupied Europe . Lemkin defined genocide as follows:

    Generally speaking, genocide does not necessarily mean the immediate destruction of a nation, except when accomplished by mass killings of all members of a nation. It is intended rather to signify a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves. The objectives of such a plan would be the disintegration of the political and social institutions, of culture, language, national feelings, religion, and the economic existence of national groups, and the destruction of the personal security, liberty, health, dignity, and even the lives of the individuals belonging to such groups.

  5. wren says:

    What iSteve commenters don’t get:

    When you are punching down at an 11 year old smirking white kid you are actually punching up.

    • Replies: @gwynedd1
  6. Anonymous[104] • Disclaimer says:

  7. Daniel H says:
    @J.Ross

    Wheeler Walker’s tweet: “If you know this little shit, punch him in the nuts and send me the video of it and I’ll send you all my albums on vinyl, autographed”

    Isn’t this a felony, somehow? Assault? Conspiracy to commit assault? Conspiracy to violate someone’s civil rights?

    • Agree: RadicalCenter
    • Replies: @bomag
    , @Known Fact
  8. Anonymous[104] • Disclaimer says:

    4,600 likes:

  9. Gone are the days when you could, with impunity, take your gentleman’s cane or drum-stick to uppity street urchins.

    • LOL: jim jones
    • Replies: @njguy73
  10. Anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe the dystopian future can be averted. The new AG Barr will spring into action and crack down on

    1 social media platforms abuse of public square legal status

    2 antitrust violations nationwide

    3 antifa racketeering

  11. Hail says: • Website

    Smirking Faces

    Has it occurred to anyone else….that this would make a good Indian name?

  12. Lot says:

    “It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself – anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime, it was called.”

    • Agree: PiltdownMan, ic1000
  13. @Lot

    Whites will need to assume blank NPC look to be safe going forward: Emotionless, resigned to powerlessness, grim stoicism. Imagine the life of a peasant laborer behind the Iron Curtain. That is what the Left wants for Right wing Whites.

  14. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    In this country we don’t have a “Trump internet” and a “Bill Ayers” internet. We just have the Wired, and it sees — and remembers — everything these Bezos bastards have been doing.

  15. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Bezos Blog makes it sound like a bad thing…

    (But seriously, Judas Priest kind of fits the whole Trump vibe. I’m in.)

  16. Nathan Phillips is what used to be known as a sad case, a crackpot who shows up regularly at various street protest events and acts out a little ritual.

    I understand that in our culture, Native Americans occupy something of a special niche of respect for having been here before us, and for a sort of noble savage ethos. But what’s with all the talk about Phillips deserving respect as a Native American “elder?”

    We’re not Indians, and we are not required to follow Indian social conventions and etiquette. Besides, does anyone know what tribe Phillips belongs to? Do they accord special respect to “elders?” Is that a universal convention that is present and observed in all tribes?

    This stuff gets just conjured up, out of thin air.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @El Dato
    , @Trevor H.
  17. Mr. Anon says:

    Smirking faces show no traces,
    Of the evil that lurks within (can you dig it?)

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  18. wren says:
    @Lot

    I saw someone bring that up earlier today, and was disappointed that I had not remembered it first.

    It is amazing how prescient Orwell was, sadly.

    As some blogger said, the left sees 1984 as a how to guide….

  19. Anonymous[104] • Disclaimer says:

  20. @Anonymous

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DxjyuKxWwAAc7zr.jpg

    Where is this ‘Trump Internet’ and can anyone join? Password pls?

    • Replies: @El Dato
  21. J.Ross says:

    Venezuela tomorrow is expexted to see an unprecedebtd

  22. @J.Ross

    You may have heard Wheeler Walker, Jr’s nu-countree pornographic one-off novelty song. Walker’s real name is Ben Hoffman and his schtick is Borat with a guitar (“Look at me, I’m such a stupid redneck.”)

    Dear Fellow White Rednecks!

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    , @Pat Kittle
  23. Abe says:

    So what’s Mitt Romney’s take on all this? Is his 0-to-cuck time still a respectable 5.9 seconds like my old V8 firebird?

    Interestingly I was not hallucinating things- the media did in fact use ol’ Mittens to dry run its now patented Haven Kavanaugh strategy by making an issue out of his high school ‘bullying’ way back in 2012:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romneys-prep-school-classmates-recall-pranks-but-also-troubling-incidents/2012/05/10/gIQA3WOKFU_story_1.html

    Now that’s one smirk-tastic face there:

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/mitt-romney-bully

  24. Anonymous[241] • Disclaimer says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Interesting article here:
    https://www.omaha.com/news/nation/who-is-nathan-phillips-years-ago-omaha-tribe-member-said/article_6cc049c4-d6d8-5e3c-8ee6-939a203682af.html
    From the article:

    Privately, another tribal leader said Phillips is regarded back in Nebraska as a well-intentioned brother struggling to cope with a troubled childhood. The leader said the Omaha Tribe generally avoids the type of activism Phillips prefers.

    From what I grasp of “Elders”, this suggests that he is not an Elder an all. My understanding is that this is something of an actual rank given to older tribal members who can articulate and guide tribal customs, and this guy’s repeated forays into the media seem at odds with living any traditional Omaha life.
    And of course, whether or not he is a legitimate “Elder” is completely irrelevant to whether it was appropriate for him to go bang a drum in the face of a random boy he saw in DC.
    He seems somewhat of a tragic case though. I hope for his sake he drops the media crap and reconnects with his kids and their mother.

  25. J.Ross says: • Website

    Venezuela tomorrow is expected to see anti-Maduro protests of an unprecedented size and intensity, with a correspondingly enormous crackdown. Bolsonaro has talked about taking action to restore democracy. Rumor: the CIA will attempt to move (I dislike this idea; it isn’t the 70s).
    A Washington DC hospital has had a shooting with nearly twenty victims; there is no good information yet, but an anon on 4chan observed: “Man, they really are freaking out about RBG being dead, aren’t they?”
    Anonymous FBI agents who are totally not Peter Strzok claim that the partial government shutdown of nonessential personnel (like FBI agents?!) is endangering America — and America’s minority children!
    A TV interview with one of the Covington kids will air tomorrow on the Brian Williams network, which is appropriate because Master Gunner Williams served with Commodore Nathan Philips in Sapa Harbor.

    New meme: STAND YOUR GROUND.
    https://postimg.cc/ctd9rJv5
    You know what band became Queen?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  26. “I had to punch him, your Honor. He was SMIRKING at me!”
    “Not guilty!”

    • Replies: @doylej
    , @densa
  27. Mr. Blank says:

    I thought 2019 was gonna be a bad year for Trump, but once again I underestimated him. Once again, his superpower seems to be his ability to get his enemies to say and do things that they shouldn’t, and normally wouldn’t.

  28. @Mr. Blank

    Was it Voltaire who said “I have prayed only one thing: Lord make my enemies foolish. He has granted that request.”

    Meanwhile I’m watching as this nation is hyping itself up into a spectacular orgy of violence. They will write about what happens in America for a thousand years.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Jack D
  29. @CrunchybutRealistCon

    Whites will need to assume blank NPC look to be safe going forward: Emotionless, resigned to powerlessness, grim stoicism. Imagine the life of a peasant laborer behind the Iron Curtain. That is what the Left wants for Right wing Whites.

    No, that’s not good enough. You’ve also got to show the proper enthusiastic repect and adulation when in the presence of your betters. Putting on the NPC face would be dissing them big time.

  30. Anonymous[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack Hanson

    Meanwhile I’m watching as this nation is hyping itself up into a spectacular orgy of violence.

    What are you talking about? What are you seeing?

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  31. El Dato says:
    @PiltdownMan

    His ethnic group was called “savages”, threatened and told something along the line of “Jehova gave it to you good because you worship buffalos you evil degenerate shits” but that’s okay because these wondrous words were emitted by Black Hebrewity (which is basically religious cosplay but evidently with more dumb, taunts & brutality)

    BTW, were there no cops because of Govnmt Shutdown?

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
    , @bomag
  32. wren says:
    @Mr. Blank

    Ilhan Omar has allied herself with the Black Hebrew Israelites.

  33. donut says:
    @Anonymous

    And he didn’t even rewire a clock .

  34. eah says:

    Even reader comments you choose to highlight are nothing other than yet more “wry detachment” — and not the least bit humorous, obwohl der Kommentar ist angeblich so gemeint.

    However these crazed witchhunts and crass defamations by a despicable media and their equally despicable allied Gutmenschen do have consequences, eg:

  35. eah says:
    @eah

  36. El Dato says:
    @Mr McKenna

    The Trumpernet is basically a paranormal phenomenon that only manifests itself to those who have not lost all hope. It is a semi-sentient version of the WIRED.

    If NPCs are erroneously connected, their heads explode, extreme cries of anguish are emitted or they descend into incurable madness, so it is pretty dangerous. It is rumored that Trumpernet-class phenomena have been used by dictatorships to whip NPCs into murderous frenzies againts “badthink people” all throughout history.

    Someone on the chans could take a little bit of time off an create an SCP Foundation entry.

  37. AndrewR says:
    @Anonymous

    See how many likes the first tweet got.

    Anyone who thinks our political divisions can be resolved peacefully, or that the amount of force required won’t continue to increase exponentially as time goes on, is a fool or a charlatan.

  38. El Dato says:
    @wren

    -The boys were protesting a woman’s right to choose & yelled “it’s not rape if you enjoy it”

    Where does that come from???

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
  39. Anonymous[113] • Disclaimer says:
    @eah

    Even reader comments you choose to highlight are nothing other than yet more “wry detachment”

    I’m not sure what your point is.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  40. @donut

    So… Self-genocide? Assisted self-genocide?

  41. bomag says:
    @Daniel H

    Agree.

    But online threats are tough to prosecute, so far. In a 2014 case, the Supremes sided with a guy who claimed his facebook threats were “art and therapy”.

    • Replies: @415 reasons
  42. kihowi says:
    @wren

    “it’s not rape if you enjoy it”

    Isn’t that…true?

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  43. Rosie says:
    @Hail

    Has it occurred to anyone else….that this would make a good Indian name?

    Lol it would be better in the singular: Smirking Face.

  44. @Anonymous

    Standard stuff. Bryan can’t live in US industrial society, or anybody else’s industrial society. He hates and fears it (much like Tiny Duck), so he attacks it viciously, in this case by attacking its children.

    But consider this:
    Women in industrial societies, world wide, aren’t having children at replacement rates. My family has had children, and I’ll tell you that it was very difficult to protect them. One was almost killed by a fairly well known university, another tried university and had sense enough to reject it (although it took 4 years of agony), and a third had about 5 years of her life taken up by what turned out to be a worthless research Doctorate in hard science from a well known university in New York City. All had received full scholarships, two were National Merit. This was despite strong efforts to ensure their survival (all three did survive, but were also badly hurt, and are sort of OK now). That outcome is statistically impossible in a functional society.
    If any other species of mammals were not having offspring, you’d say that their environment was hostile, and the females were reducing their number of offspring _because they didn’t think they could support more than that reduced number_. ( This is analogous to the “clutch size” problem faced by birds [1]). My experience suggests this very strongly.

    Those who can’t cope with the IQ qualifications of an industrial society, or with the religious aspects of a materialist (that is, there isn’t any “Man in the Sky” to quote Confucius) society that in theory won’t tolerate independent groups that defy reason with theology, those people simply reject and viciously attack industrial society. The low-IQ groups just want to destroy (TD’s CG&LoE program), but the religious groups have a philosophical base, similar to the Counter Enlightenment, which they wish to impose [2]. Hint: the idea of Fascist societies came from the Counter Enlightenment.

    But what about those who _can_ hold jobs in an industrial society, and who _do not_ have religious objections to it, and _are not_ viciously attacking industrial society?
    Well, these people are being driven extinct. Most of them (by number) hold jobs that involve physical labor in primary industries, some of them (by number) hold down programming and engineering jobs, some (by number) are actually executives and managers. Every last one of them is not reproducing at replacement, and their life span is actually decreasing.
    Granted that the “can’t cope” group is also below replacement, and that without importation of foreign nationals who can’t cope, “can’t cope” group would not be able to elect a national government. Granted that. [3]
    Still, industrialization does not seem to be good for its populations.

    It’s an old problem in philosophy: Plato’s Republic describes an ideal Greek Polis, one that can hold its own among the crows of jostling Poleis. But its’ also a society in which the individual members would have to be unhappy (kids taken from families, no entertainment, bland food, constant labor). The Republic was designed by a brilliant mind for the common good of its population. What sort of common good involves everybody being miserable? What’s so good about _that_?

    The problem of an industrial civilization that eats those who maintain it has to be solved in the next re-organization. If it isn’t, then even the enthusiastic and competent support of those now trying to destroy industrial civilization would not be able to save it. The next re-organization is going to have to do something about this.

    The change in habitability of industrial societies seems be associated with the rise of bureaucratic government. The disaster in California (it’s effective loss to Mexico through re-population [4]) was made possible only by the intervention of a Federal court, for example. Trump, for all his virtues, works with a large government that he can only marginally influence (Nixon and Reagan, and for that matter JFK had the same problem). This next re-organization is going to be a big one.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutch_(eggs)
    2] See Hicks, _Explaining Postmodernism_ or search YouTube for “Hicks Postmodernism 2018”.
    3] This is my “Industrial society as Roach Motel” theory.
    4] Of course, the US originally took the US Southwest from Mexico by populating it with US citizens, so I suppose turnabout is fair play in some sense. Still, it’s a sign of disaster from the standpoint of the US. (disaster: dis-aster, unfavorable – star -> destroying-star)

    • Replies: @donut
  45. But online threats are tough to prosecute, so far.

    The Left doesn’t seem to have any trouble.

    Counterinsurgency

  46. @El Dato

    More hatred, vindictiveness, and a surprising amount of sheer ignorance, even for an SJQ.

    Counterinsurgency

  47. @AndrewR

    Anyone who thinks our political divisions can be resolved peacefully, or that the amount of force required won’t continue to increase exponentially as time goes on, is a fool or a charlatan.

    Heh. The weapons we have now are, ah, highly destructive.
    If the more destructive weapons are used, the disagreements that led to their use will seem as insignificant as Swift’s “Big endians” vs. “Small endians” controversy from _Gulliver’s Travels_.
    Simply stopping (or even halving) global trade would kill billions.
    Remember, nuclear weapons are now about _75 years old_!!! More destructive weapons than nuclear weapons could easily be developed today.

    Bad idea. Not that that will stop anybody.

    For a look at how central war would play out after that smoke cleared and rebuilding started, who wins and who loses, see: Copley, _Uncivilization_. And remember: the 30 years war was called a “religious war” because the two sides tended ot be of different religions. The war was so intense that the peace settlement effectively banned powerful religion with the “Cuius regio, eius religio” doctrine [1]. If the 30 year war was really a religious war, then religion lost, and it has declined ever since.
    Point: wars don’t determine who is right, they determine who is left, and who is left is quite often quite a surprise[2]. Wars are singularities.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuius_regio,_eius_religio
    2] Chad Mitchel Trio.
    “Very Unfortunate Man”
    Album: _The Bitter End_, 1962.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
  48. bomag says:
    @El Dato

    Disagree.

    You can always quote some loud talk, but there was plenty of sympathy for Native Americans back in the day. America was rather unique in its recognition of aboriginal rights, and all land was adjudicated and compensated, some under eminent domain.

    Essential services, such as police, are fully funded during gov’t shutdowns.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  49. Aardvark says:
    @Anonymous

    The word “complicated” was used in the context of “damn it, we got caught manufacturing news again!”.

  50. JackOH says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    LRC, see, for example, Heinrich Böll’s “My Sad Face” for the importance of getting your visage just right if you want to “pass” in some bullshit totalitarian regime. Former newswoman Liz Trotta has some interesting things to say in her autobiography about how TV news folks started to get trained to bookend stories with “appropriate” facial and vocal gestures: the skeptical arched eyebrow, the grave “Hmm-m-m”, all that.

  51. dr kill says:
    @Hail

    I’m pretty sure Rod Stewart was the lead singer of Smirking Faces, back when Nathan and I went to Woodstock together. That’s us in the front with the tom – toms.

    Those were the days.

  52. Trevor H. says:
    @PiltdownMan

    Why are we still calling them Native Americans? The first group of people to arrive get to be called Natives? Even if so, there was no place called America then. So that doesn’t make sense.

    And if we’re conferring extra legitimacy upon people just because their ancestors arrived earlier, that’s the same as saying that Americans of Dutch and English descent are more legitimate than the third worlders now flooding in. Is that what we all mean?

  53. Trevor H. says:
    @Mr. Anon

    They look so happy in that still shot.
    But that is not a happy song.
    I remember it, barely.

  54. @Anonymous

    I’m on that Trump internet ($19.98 a month introductory plan!), yet I wasn’t waiting to pounce. I wish those dumb Indians and retarded tweeters had just left alone what was not even a story. I’d have rather not heard of the whole thing to begin with.

    Once the proverbial cat is out of the bag, however, it’s time to fight back against the stupidity.

  55. @Hail

    It’d make a good name for a band [/Dave Barry]. It’d make an even better name for a band of Indians.

  56. KL says:

    Jessica Valenti and others tweeted a video clip purporting to show Covington boys doing the “tomahawk chop”. But it was merely fist-pumping. Jessica and her ilk have apparently never seen an Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs, or Florida State Seminoles game.

    These liberals fetishize Native Americans, sanctimoniously referring to Nathan Phillips as an “Elder”.
    If he were white, then they would call him a senile bigot.

    Meanwhile, Hebrew Israelites get a pass for shouting racial epithets at both the Covington boys and at Nathan Phillips … because this isn’t about combating intolerance. It is about releasing seething hostility towards a white symbol.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  57. @CrunchybutRealistCon

    Imagine the life of a peasant laborer behind the Iron Curtain. That is what the Left wants for Right wing Whites.

    You nailed it. This should not be unexpected, though. They are basically the same people, a few generations down the road.

  58. @Mr. Blank

    It’s not like Trump plans any of this out. However, he does know when opportunity is knocking and takes advantage. Back in his high-dollar real estate business, that was probably the skill that got him the big bucks.

  59. njguy73 says:
    @The Alarmist

    Gone are the days when you could, with impunity, take your gentleman’s cane or drum-stick to uppity street urchins.

    Forget gun rights. What this country needs is cane rights.

    We need to start the NCA: The National Cane Association. Support first-swing laws.

    A cane-wieding society is a polite society.

    Canes don’t hit people. People do.

    • LOL: The Alarmist
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  60. @eah

    However these crazed witchhunts and crass defamations by a despicable media and their equally despicable allied Gutmenschen do have consequences, eg:

    Yeah, eg: a lost multi-million dollar aircraft hull, and a suicide. With all respect to Mr. Dodson (also, RIP), these are not the consequences we are looking for.

  61. fnn says:

    AfD MP speaks to the enablers of left-wing violence, who. of course laugh at him:

    • Agree: Inquiring Mind
  62. @Michael S

    So, the left wants to protect polar bears in the Arctic, but attack them at bus stops. Got it. Turnabout is fair play, bitchez. Soon, they’ll legislate prohibition against hitting back. Wait until Gen Z become secessionists.

  63. @El Dato

    Where does that come from???

    The fevered imagination of an SJW.

    You can always tell the made-up hoax claims, because they never sound real. Instead, they are the cartoon stereotypes that SJWs have been trained to think a racists/sexist would say or do.

    It’s like the way anything involving a fake noose or a swastika is always a hoax.

  64. @Anonymous

    “The narrative became more complicated as new facts emerged” is another way of saying “The narrative became obvious bullshit as new facts emerged.”

  65. Not Raul says:

    There should be a contest where people send in drawings of what sort of face a Catholic high school student is supposed to make when he is subjected to slurs and threats, and somebody walks up to him and pounds a drum in his face. Those little Irish pogromists need their betters to tell them what is allowed.

    — The Internet

  66. @bomag

    If you do read about how social media is supposed to police these things then threats of violence break their terms of service and can trigger law enforcement involvement. Let’s see if they ban all these people or if there is a double standard.

    • Replies: @Trevor H.
  67. Polynikes says:
    @Anonymous

    1. Is an actual legal front that needs explored. If Twitter is a public forum and Trump and other (down to your county board members) can’t block people, then Twitter needs investigated for viewpoint censorship.

  68. @European-American

    Someone came up with the term Autogenocide for the Cambodian fiasco.

    I knew several Cambodian refugees in the 80s and early 90s. One of them — who was Chinese ethnicity but who had lost a sister — said she thought the Red Chinese were trying to kill off the Cambodians so they could send their surplus population there. Sort of like Tibet.

    Remember that after Vietnam invaded to depose the Khmer Rouge, China invaded Vietnam. The Vietnamese Army kicked the butts of the Red Chinese. Heck, after the French and Americans, the Chinese were nothing.

    • Replies: @ic1000
  69. Here’s a video I took and uploaded to YouTube in 2014 of a seemingly genuine AmerIndian who used to frequent the most downtown corner of downtown Austin TX (6th and Congress) in all weathers dressed in shorts, feathers and accoutrements. Partly he directed traffic, partly he seemed to point to a driver and pluck their soul out of the bodies and hurl it aloft towards the Great Spirit of his people. At least that’s what it looked like.

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Anonymuse
  70. theMann says:

    If we are wiping smirks off of people’s faces, could somebody please start with Rachel Maddow?

    Seriously, she is just so…so….smirky.

    • Agree: Buffalo Joe
  71. ken says:

    This summer I’m going to head over to Garfield Park and when I find a group of black teens I’m going to walk right up to them, hell I’m not even going to beat a drum. I’m sure getting smirked at will be the worst abuse I receive.

  72. @Anonymous

    Right! Don’t hold your breath. That’s the same thing we said about AG Jeff Sessions. Trump not only put in an attorney-general who was a breath of stale air, he also lost a senatorial vote from Alabama. Sessions moves from the US Senate to the Department of Justice and a democrat is elected to replace him as senator from Alabama.

  73. Kenneth P. Vogel don’t like no CREEPY SMIRKS from Scotch-Irish warrior James Webb after Webb talks about killing Communists in Vietnam.

    Plenty of Americans would tell Vogel to phuck off!

    Tweet from 2015:

  74. Jack D says:
    @J.Ross

    A Washington DC hospital has had a shooting with nearly twenty victims; there is no good information yet,

    The danger of relying on 4chan for your news. Sometimes they get it first but sometimes they get it wrong. There was no such shooting. A guy did kill himself at a DC hospital – he was the only victim.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  75. Jack D says:
    @Jack Hanson

    Meanwhile I’m watching as this nation is hyping itself up into a spectacular orgy of violence. They will write about what happens in America for a thousand years.

    I pray that you are wrong. I THINK that you are wrong. All these Leftist keyboard warriors who say that they want to see white people dead are just posturing. They are just virtue signalling – it’s never wrong to say that it’s never wrong to punch a Nazi. Now this is still dangerous because someone less stable might take them literally, but it’s not the same thing as ACTUALLY breaking heads.

    As others have mentioned, the Left is getting all wound up because they sense that the death of RBG may be imminent (they could be wrong BTW – she’s a tough old bird). But what are they going to do – hit people with their pussy hats? As has often been pointed out here, actually getting stuff done is pretty much a white man thing.

  76. Svigor says:

    How can we, as a nation (of immigrants), allow children to wait at bus stops with smirks on their privileged faces?

    Well played.

    But really needs mention of all the underprivileged people, especially Jews (America’s least privileged and most visibly minority group) at the top of politics and journalism, who have righteously condemned these teenage boys from Kentucky, who are so much more privileged than themselves.

    • Replies: @Anon
  77. Jack D says:
    @AndrewR

    So far, the amount of force that has been required is zero. And I pray that it stays that way, no matter how foul the utterances of the other side. A civil war is like a wildfire – it burns everything, the innocent along with the guilty. One the fire gets going it does not discriminate. This is why you should never play with matches.

    • Agree: ic1000
    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @AndrewR
    , @J.Ross
  78. The thing you have to remember is, a bunch of privileged Jews mocking and bullying an Arab woman in Israel is not only fine, but an expression of Who We Are.

    PS I bet they’re from Brookline or Chevy Chase or Winnetka.

  79. Anonymous[646] • Disclaimer says:

    Could that be a case of firstborn fatigue coupled with psychological transference?

    In the past there was a mass of secondborns, third borns, fourthborns, etc at the receiving end of the natural arrogance of firstborns. These days these are mostly secondborns who receive the full invective of the firstborns.

    Being the secondborns almost as capable as the firstborns and being even more ambitious than them, isn’t it possible that the reason there were so many white women asking for the death of the smirking boy a form of revenge in a pre little-emperor only-child society? Too few secondborns at the receiving end of the firstborn invective and the second borns are reacting accordingly?

    Of course the reduction of the available pool of more amenable adults (third borns on) will make society less tolerant to the daily dose of injustice and maltreatment. The milenial behavior seems to be a bit about that.

  80. Svigor says:
    @CrunchybutRealistCon

    The Jewish Dem on Hannity’s panel said retreating was the proper course of action for these boys, when confronted by non-white hostility.

    What right to assemble, goy?

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  81. Svigor says:
    @Jack D

    That’s why America is ashes now, instead of a superpower; the Revolutionary War burned it right to the ground, leaving nothing and nobody.

    • LOL: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Kaganovitch
  82. ic1000 says:
    @Paleo Liberal

    “All this is not going to end well,” said The Last Real Calvinist in the middle of a good thread of the immediately prior post.

    Steve Sailer’s signature article may be 2006’s Americans First, where he laid out the case for Citizenism:

    there is a concept that is both more practical and more attractive to American idealism than either liberal “multiculturalism” or neoconservative “propositionism.” I call it “citizenism” because it affirms that true patriots and idealists are willing to make sacrifices for the overall good of their fellow American citizens rather than for the advantage of either six billion foreigners or of the special interests within our own country. The notion is sensible, its appeal broad.

    It’s worth re-reading because it’s pragmatic, and constructive in substance and tone. And also for the contrast between the optimism of the Sailer of a dozen years ago, and the darker tone of some of his current essays.

    Re: the Khmer Rouge’s autogenocide — I dunno, but there are plenty of less catastrophic “Apres moi, le deluge” periods in modern history that could apply. I think about places and times where great change is retrospectively seen as ominously foreshadowed, yet was invisible to most of those who turned out to be on the losing side. Sometimes the Left ended up on top, other times it was the Right.

    The middle class in Argentina or Brazil prior to their dirty wars, or Chile during Allende’s time, or Cuba at the end of Batista’s rule. Austria-Hungary in 1913.

    What’s the most relevant to the United States of The Current Year? Any particular history or historical fiction that comes to mind as illuminating?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Gordo
    , @El Dato
  83. Svigor says:
    @Jack D

    “I pray you’re wrong. I THINK you’re wrong. All these Nazis who say they want to see Jews dead are just posturing. I think this NSDAP business will blow over.”

    Can’t really make a 1:1 comparison here because hindsight, but I do know that Jews don’t take too kindly to anyone downplaying the “defamation stage” of German pre-war history.

    In fact, they don’t take too kindly to defamation of Jews today, no matter how marginalized.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  84. This article is from Sept. 19, 2018. I certainly won’t vouch for the site, but they did have this to say:

    “Ginsburg’s poor health was disturbing and impossible to ignore. She struggled to even hold her head up. The two-time cancer survivor also appears to weigh no more than 70 pounds—a minor fall could easily result in a life-threatening injury with her lack of bone density. In addition to these physical maladies, Ginsburg displayed clearly diminished mental faculties, taking ages to answer questions, unable to give anything beyond very simple answers, and frequently losing her train of thought.”

    http://fashthenation.com/2018/09/ruth-bader-ginsburg-is-on-deaths-doorstep/

    • Replies: @Jack D
  85. Stick says:

    I sure wish this cold civil war would go hot before I’m too old. I’ve been keeping a list and checking it twice.

  86. When the high school boy stood behind Trump at his rally in Montana a few months ago, smirking and making faces until he was finally escorted out, I don’t remember anyone on the left saying that he was disrespecting his elder or complaining about the expression on his face. I don’t remember anyone on the right calling for violence against him either. Even though in that case, there was no doubt that his actions were deliberate.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  87. Jack D says:
    @ic1000

    None of the above. At least I hope so. The US is unique in having a strong Constitutional framework – the world’s oldest written constitution. We are not on our Third Reich or Fourth Republic or whatever. The framework has been stressed before, even to the point of civil war, but it did not break.

    And even the most radical Leftists nowadays are not asking for a Revolution – they just want to tinker around the margins of the system – raise the tax rates (but no higher than they have been at times in the past), nationalize health care, put the thumb of the government a little harder on the scales for minorities, etc. Make America more like Canada or Denmark, not like Stalinist Russia or Cuba. No I wouldn’t like if their version of America was to prevail but they are not asking for the clock to be rolled back to Year Zero like Pol Pot.

    So I am hoping that we will just continue to muddle through and it won’t be necessary to man the barricades. It sounds to me like some people are just itching for a fight (not a political fight, which is fine, but an actual fight) or some kind of a partition (which would also inevitably involve violence – see the partition of India) but no one wins in these things – even the winners emerge bloody and damaged. So pray for peace.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Kratoklastes
  88. Anon[277] • Disclaimer says:
    @donut

    “Polish Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin used the cases of the Assyrians, and the Christian Armenians before them, to argue for a new legal category to be called crimes of barbarity, primarily “acts of extermination directed against the ethnic, religious or social collectivities whatever the motive (political, religious, etc.).” Lemkin developed this theme over the following years, and in 1943 he coined a new word for this atrocious behavior – namely, genocide. The modern concept of genocide as a uniquely horrible act demanding international sanctions has its roots in the thoroughly successful movements to eradicate Middle Eastern Christians. Lemkin recognized acutely that such acts might provide an awful precedent for later regimes: as Hitler asked in 1939, “Who, after all, speaks to-day of the annihilation of the Armenians?”

    John Philip Jenkins: The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia–and How It Died (New York: HarperCollins, 2008); reviewed here: https://www.counter-currents.com/2018/08/the-first-white-genocide/

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  89. AndrewR says:
    @Jack D

    So far, the amount of force that has been required is zero

    Imagine believing this

    A civil war is like a wildfire – it burns everything, the innocent along with the guilty.

    Not all CWs are the same, obviously.

    In our case, the people who are most fervently fanning the flames of civil discord are people who – by an overwhelmingly disproportionate margin – lack firearms, ammo, martial training, IQ and testosterone relative to the people whom they hate. Guess who would come out on top?

    This is why you should never play with matches.

    The left is not only throwing lit matches at us, they’re breaking out the gasoline.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Mr. Anon
  90. densa says:
    @Anonymous

    A viral story spread. Stuff happens.

    The mainstream media rushed to keep up. Poor beleaguered diddems.

    The Trump Internet pounced. Evil doers, no, Russian evil-doers attacked us for just trying to do our job.

    The online supporters of the president were ready for a moment like the Covington Catholic controversy. Putin’s zombified nazis sprang like vicious pumas, ruining our fake news story. Chutzpah!

  91. densa says:
    @Redneck farmer

    Driving while black: Smirking while white.

  92. Gordo says:

    Is it just me looking askew from across the Atlantic, or are your diverse left actually pushing for the civil war which will leave the bodies of themselves and their families rotting in shallow graves?

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Counterinsurgency
  93. Gordo says:
    @ic1000

    Looks like “The Brigade” by Harold Covington coming to life.

  94. Where’s the “smirk”? I missed something I guess. I only saw a very slight, if stoic, smile.

  95. gwynedd1 says:
    @wren

    Compassionate liberals never punch down . They use upper cuts against the smugness of a child.

  96. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jack D

    The amount of force required has been zero.
    Lie. The other side uses physical force to destroy and intimidate, and it uses the full force of state and federal governments for the same and everything else; and we do nothing and hope it all goes away.

    • Agree: AndrewR
  97. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anon

    It’s obvious why he did not use the examples (which at first seems much closer to hand) of Soviet religious freedom and aggressive resettlement, in a conflict that hoped to exploit an alliance with Moscow.

  98. Jack D says:
    @Svigor

    Until the war started the Nazi’s stated goals (and actions) were to get the Jews to leave Germany, not to kill them all. The German Jews were reluctant to leave at first because they were so well rooted and assimilated into German society, so the Nazis upped the violence a little (e.g. Kristallnacht) to really convince them to move their asses NOW but nothing compared to what they did once the war started and the Final Solution was formulated.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Svigor
    , @snorlax
  99. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jack D

    The US is unique in having a strong Constitutional framework

    The US was unique in having and then appearing to successfully pass on cultural homogenity regarding law, and now that’s over.
    Richard Epstein got into detail better but “whatever is desired by law school grads and judges who legislate from the bench” is not a strong Constitutional framework, in fact, it’s not even a system.

  100. Jack D says:
    @Ozymandias

    Don’t go by the description – watch the video and make your own conclusions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AriOjUfbBrw&feature=youtu.be&t=58

    Ginsburg then (and her recent surgery I’m sure has made matters even worse) was clearly frail and not in the best of health but her mental faculties appeared to be completely intact. Listen to her words, which are indeed quite wise and completely opposite to the idiocy we keep hearing from Leftists who are less than 1/2 her age and in vigorous good health. Ginsburg (even if you disagree with her politics) has a first class mind which is unfortunately housed nowadays in a frail vessel.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  101. @Anonymous

    That hed should say “The Mainstream Media Rushed to Exploit”

  102. Jack D says:
    @AndrewR

    Guess who would come out on top?

    No one. In a war there are only losers. One side loses a lot and the other side loses even more. We call the side that loses less the “winners” but it’s a lie. Most victories are Pyrrhic.

  103. Anonymous[749] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    so the Nazis upped the violence a little (e.g. Kristallnacht) to really convince them to move their asses NOW

    Actually, Kristallnacht was retaliation for the Jewish assassination of a German diplomat.

    and the Final Solution was formulated.

    Citation needed.

  104. AndrewR says:
    @Jack D

    Our descendants will be the winners.

  105. @Daniel H

    Hmmmm, that’s a tough one — do I want Walker’s albums or the BJ from Sarah Beatty? If you can offer a bounty for punching someone, where does the law draw an actual line?

  106. @njguy73

    If you outlaw canes, only outlaws will have them.

  107. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jack D

    4chan is post-Postman news, a suggestion to be cgewed over pending better information (per my comment). “Real” news on the other hand is as good as Glass:
    https://hosted.ap.org/bendbulletin/article/729b28eea2e54f0cb464db7be280da40/dutch-magazine-cuts-ties-reporter-over-suspect-stories
    (This is a different guy from the one with Der Spiegel)

  108. @Jack D

    I hope I’m wrong too but we are at the point where people are calling for the murder of children (outside of abortion) and its a coin flip whether or not Globohomo deems it beyond the pale for polite society or just shrugs and sends out CardiB to talk about how she’s an empowered feminist.

    The reality is that at least half this country is in full throes of a schizophrenic delusion, where they reach harder and harder (see most of blue tick twitter engaging in amazing pretzel logic to justify their earlier hysteria). You’ve got pictures being passed around of Covington High students making the OK hand gesture as ‘proof’ that the school is a Nazi KKK training camp. From 2011! These are not rational people.

    As I’ve said before, the two dominant narratives in this country have been (on the right) keep your weird shit away from me and my kids and (on the left) I deserve to hold your leash because of my credentials.

    These are not paradigms that can exist in the same world, let alone the same country.

  109. @kihowi

    “it’s not rape if you enjoy it”

    Isn’t that…true?

    Well, in the modern, progressive world, it can be retroactively called rape if he doesn’t respect her in the morning, ie call and profess his undying love for her sacrifice or something.

  110. Jack D says:
    @Gordo

    No they aren’t. They are angling to take power by political means and are just trying to rile up their followers to vote. Their violent rhetoric is inversely proportional to their actual capability and willingness to conduct violent action. People who plan actual violence don’t advertise it in advance on Twitter.

    They are like the 100 lb. women who are seen to kick the asses of 250 lb. men in Hollywood movies – it doesn’t work in real life, only in Hollywood fantasy. And they know it too – in their imagination, rural whites are even more armed than they really are. Do you ever see Hollywood starlets trying to take on large brutes in real world bar fights? No, because they know that they wouldn’t last 5 seconds. So they don’t even try. But on-screen they love to play act how kick-ass they are. And they do the same thing on Twitter.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Bill H
  111. @eah

    Its gonna take AOC proposing a 1000% tax on golfing for Steve and the rest of the BoomerCru here to realise the existential threat staring them in the face.

    Until then snarky blogposts are the highest level of allowable dissent.

  112. Mr. Anon says:
    @AndrewR

    Guess who would come out on top?

    Who? The answer is not obvious to me. Don’t expect that the people you assume would be on your side would come out on your side. And one cannot assume that a civil war in a country stays a purely internal matter. The American Civil War was unusual in that regard – in that no foreign power came to the aid of either side. What often happens (probably more often than not) is that foreign powers intervene on one or even both sides of a civil war. That happened in China, Spain, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, and Yemen. It happened in the American Revolution, which was a kind of civil war. It happened in the 30 years war in Germany.

    Jack D is quite right. It’s very dangerous – once something like that starts, there is no predicting how it will go, or how destructive it might become. It isn’t something to be wished for.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  113. @Jack D

    Hideously true.

    World War I crippled the whole of Europe, not just the Central Powers.

    World War II finished the job. After 1945, Europe became the past, not the future.

    The USA seemed to have taken up the mantel, but then obligingly (for the Third World) shot itself in the head with the Immigration And Nationality Act of 1965. I was 17, and I knew that we had indeed committed suicide.

    Since the ruins in Europe are handsomer than those, present and to come, in America, I moved there as soon as I could, and await our common end with passable equanimity.

  114. Mr. Anon says:
    @Jack D

    No one. In a war there are only losers. One side loses a lot and the other side loses even more. We call the side that loses less the “winners” but it’s a lie. Most victories are Pyrrhic.

    Well said.

  115. @Anonymous

    “Complicated” — the new “problematic?”

  116. @The Last Real Calvinist

    We’ll have to get a list of approved expressions for various situations. It would also help to know how long to applaud for our new Overlords. Don’t be the first or last to stop clapping.

  117. Shmelshy says:

    From vox.com, of course:

    Several years ago, we had this incident on [Colby] campus, and it sent shock waves throughout our small, elite liberal arts college. It involved members of a male sports team. Shortly after this incident, I was asked, along with another faculty colleague, to lead and facilitate this community conversation.

    Several hundred people attended, and it was a three-hour event, and it was emotionally charged — people crying, and raised voices every once in a while. It was very obvious that a lot of people were affected by this in pretty profound ways.

    What was interesting is that the first two rows of this gathering space were all teammates of the guys who were involved in this incident, and they sat there and didn’t say a word for the entire three-hour period. They had that smirk on their faces, their arms crossed, and even though they didn’t say anything, their contempt for what was going on, everything they were communicating without saying a word — it completely overshadowed everything that we were trying to do.

    We were trying to heal our community, and we weren’t fully able to. It was so destructive; it was so disruptive. Anytime you challenge privilege, there’s going to be attempts to disrupt those efforts.

    https://www.vox.com/2019/1/23/18193174/covington-catholic-school-native-american-students-video

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Another Canadian
  118. @CrunchybutRealistCon

    Crunchy, I read too fast, I thought you wrote “grin stoicism” which is probably a form of smirking.

  119. El Dato says:
    @bomag

    Disagree.

    I was not stating a fact but quoting.

  120. Smirking faces,smirking faces
    Tell lies
    They don’t tell the truth…

  121. Anonymous[327] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    My take:

    The American left, by and large, won’t use violence. They might stoke a riot here and there but any sort of organized bloodshed is beyond them; it will be some random kid from the ghetto throwing petrol bombs and breaking windows, not any of the Blue Checkmarks. The left also won’t use the state forces of violence because they don’t have their loyalty.

    The right also will not use violence in any organized fashion; the situation isn’t dire enough and most Americans are not, to put it mildly, in the sort of physical and mental condition to do it. Maybe some scattered, disorganized McVeigh/Rudolph type acts, but nothing too major. The security forces may broadly sympathize with the right but again, the situation isn’t dire enough to provoke a real reaction; soldiers, cops etc will be strongly inclined to favor the status quo, and the leadership (officers corps, police chiefs) lean very strongly pro-establishment.

    What we will see is a heating up of the “Cold Civil War” waged through official channels: the media, the courts and the government agencies. Anti-Trump judges will oppose almost anything he supports (or they guess he would support); the more sympathetic (I hesitate to call them “pro-Trump”) judges will go along with him, but only to a point. Things like Title IX, the EEOC and military recruitment policies will be the battlefield on which this “war” is waged. Periodically a new stooge will be brought forth to serve as the scapegoat in this week’s struggle session, but most people will be relatively unaffected. The “respectable” “adults in the room,” regardless of political affiliation, will continue their gutless non-responses to this low-level insanity, lest they themselves be accused of being sexist (!) or racist (!!); anyways, they’ll be too busy with the next dumb war in the Middle East or round of tax cuts for themselves and their friends. The US will continue to slide slowly into the sea, Tweeting all the while.

  122. El Dato says:
    @ic1000

    Definitely something by Jerry Pournelle. In “Falkenberg’s Legion”, mercenaries are brought in from outsystem by dropship to restore order — which means herding the rebellious rabble into a stadium, then pelting them with defensive hand grenades from the spectator levels until enlightment sets in. Also, at least one politician is “taken out” directly in parliament as he makes a particularly strong rabble-rousing speech against the forces of order.

    It must have been written in of Jerry’s angry periods.

  123. @KL

    KL, If Jessica Valenti had been a settler she could have seen and experienced a real Tomahawk chop, after she had been raped, tortured and scalped by Nathan Philips’ ancestors.

  124. @Svigor

    Svigor, Correct, do not dismount, but retreat in an orderly fashion, regroup and charge..from George Custer’s “Notes on Injun Fighting.”

  125. @Indiana Jack

    IJ, can you post a link please.

    • Replies: @Johnny789
    , @Indiana Jack
  126. @Jack D

    Jack, your measured comment concerning RBG, who is probably your polar opposite, is what is missing in America today. Nicely stated.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  127. Bill H says: • Website
    @Jack D

    In other words, they are not living in reality.

  128. Jack D says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    Thanks. Justice Scalia was, I think, a good judge of character and thought very highly of Justice Ginsburg despite their differing politics. I don’t know Justice Ginsburg personally but I knew (was taught by) her husband who was a highly intelligent man and yet very humble. If you judge a person by the company they keep then I think that Justice Ginsburg must rate very high.

    I don’t wish death or sickness on anyone, especially on Justice Ginsburg who is a beloved mother and grandmother. I do wish she would retire though. She has accomplished more in public life than practically any woman of her generation and deserves to live out her remaining time away from the public eye and ghoulish speculation. But as long as she clings to her seat on the bench there will be no way to avoid this.

    • Replies: @AnotherDad
    , @Lot
    , @Discard
  129. SafeNow says:

    As a S. Californian, I have noticed cultural aspects of the migrant population that differ from the culture of the pre-replacement population. You all know this list by now, but just as a reminder, this is one item from my list: The replacement people do not accept smiles. They are very grave, serious, macho about smiles. Maybe the Left has adopted this anti-smile ethos.

  130. @Counterinsurgency

    If the more destructive weapons are used, the disagreements that led to their use will seem as insignificant as Swift’s “Big endians” vs. “Small endians” controversy from _Gulliver’s Travels_.
    Simply stopping (or even halving) global trade would kill billions.

    Disagree:

    — There’s nothing insignificant about the right for a people to exist. That’s what the core issue is here. Do whites–specifically white gentiles–have the right to their nations, a right to exist?

    — Can’t tell what you mean by “global trade”. If you mean “trade” then sure, people must trade or billions die. But if you mean “international trade” then no. Sure, if it was forced to *zero* then sure “billions” might die, because there are quite a few small nations–example Honduras–who do not and can not readily produce the machinery that their agriculture depends upon, and others–India–that need oil imports to run their agriculture and distribution. But a small fraction of the international trade we have suffices to handle that. Most people’s livelihoods involve doing stuff for people in their own nations and eat food grown in their own nation. The world could relatively easily adjust to much lower trade volumes. (One can imagine in the future with robotics there will be lower trade volumes and more local production of whatever–send the blueprints, not the stuff.)

  131. From Reddit: President Obama and Gymnast McKayla Maroney Smirking

    President Obama and Gymnast McKayla Maroney Smirking from pics

  132. @Jack D

    Thanks. Justice Scalia was, I think, a good judge of character and thought very highly of Justice Ginsburg despite their differing politics.

    These are nice civilized polite thoughts, Jack.

    However, the core point about the court is that it should not to the extent possible–i.e. to any significant extent–be doing “politics”. This leftist revolution where the court is running around weighing in on abortion, employer testing regimes, gay marriage, visa issuance, or the president directing the miltary policy on enlisting mentally ill people–ripping the issues out of the elected branches–is garbage. That is not just “politics”–go run for office and pass laws about that crap–it is an attack on our Constitution and having a free republic. It’s evil. And the people who push it like Ginsburg are evil–grandmothers or not.

    ~~

    Our Constitution is an amazing document and has held up very well–if the left would respect it. But modern medicine has definitely revealed–or created–a flaw in the judicial branch of these lifetime appointments. Their needs to be some limit–term limit or retirement age (national life-expectancy minus five years?)–and pensioning off. At minimum for the Supreme Court and ideally for the circuits as well.

    My ideal would be a fixed term for Supreme’s and they then drop back to Districts. We’re a Republic we aren’t supposed to have philosopher kings–no one’s that smart.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @RadicalCenter
  133. @AnotherDad

    There’s nothing insignificant about the right for a people to exist.

    Fully agree.

    Most people’s livelihoods involve doing stuff for people in their own nations and eat food grown in their own nation.

    Disagree.

    Food Imports/Exports – taken from an upcoming book by Peter Zeihan from MapPorn

    These food flows take up considerable shipping in themselves, but they are sustained by trade, by the exchange of bulk calories for something other than bulk calories.

    Raw materials.

    The Asian exporting countries import much of their raw materials, including oil.
    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/why-the-south-china-sea-is-so-crucial-2015-2?nojs=1

    So: interfere with trade routes, and you kick some pretty big tigers. As you pointed out, there’s nothing insignificant about the right for a people to exist.

    https://www.businessinsider.com.au/why-the-south-china-sea-is-so-crucial-2015-2?nojs=1

    So: I’m not saying who should do what (nobody listens anyway), just that if you want to keep your hat, better hold on to it.

    Counterinsurgency

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  134. @Jack D

    All these Leftist keyboard warriors who say that they want to see white people dead are just posturing.

    Not the ones I know. Granted, they wouldn’t want to do it themselves, but that’s just because it’s too much like work. They’d have no trouble supporting it being done by other people. “Banality of evil” and all that.

    Counterinsurgency

  135. Treerat says:

    The parents sent their kids on a school trip. When they got home their faces were plastered all over the news. Their stories were completely different than the guy’s story on television. I know which story my parents would have believed. If I were one of those parents my next move would be to call the school and the chaperones to hear their side of the story.

    The chaperones apparently left a group of teen aged boys to stand around waiting for a bus for an hour. Outside. In January. While they were being taunted and set up for a media event.

    These boys rose to the occasion in a superior way. They did not stoop to the taunts, they stayed together, kept up their morale, and were shown to be of excellent character when the full video came out.

    I feel that this group was let down by the chaperones, the bus company, the school, and the narrative of the national media.

    • Agree: jim jones
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  136. @Gordo

    Is it just me looking askew from across the Atlantic, or are your diverse left actually pushing for the civil war which will leave the bodies of themselves and their families rotting in shallow graves?

    Yep. They figure that the people who are soldiers and police, the people who, in the words of the PR campaign, “serve so you won’t have to”, rather like trash collectors, will do the actual work. All the diverse left people think they have to do is authorize (in fact, insist upon) the work being done.

    Am I fooling? Consider that these are the same people whose policies are responsible for the White Death [1]

    Counterinsurgency

    1] “Is Economic Despair What’s Killing Middle-Aged White Americans?”
    _The Atlantic_, 2017/03/27
    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/03/economic-despair/520473/

  137. Jack D says:
    @AnotherDad

    The Supreme Court has always been political (because humans are political animals) even though its legitimacy depends on the pretense that it is NOT political (which is why Justice Roberts keeps lying about this). Of course, many cases don’t have a political element but there will always be cases that do. And this is not a new thing. The growth of Federal power has certainly made the problem worse though. There is nothing “evil” about Justice Ginsburg. Just because you disagree with someone politically doesn’t mean that he or she is evil – the Left makes this mistake all the time.

    From the earliest days it was understood that Justices would serve for life. William Cushing, one of the original members of the Court, served for almost 21 years and died at age 78. Bushrod Washington (George’s nephew – nepotism is also not new) was appointed when was in his mid 30’s and sat on the court for over 30 years. People live longer now but they are usually appointed at a more mature age.

    I suspect that if, for example, 3 or 4 of the Justices were aging conservatives holding back the nationalization of industry and Presidente Cortez was aching to replace them with wise Latinas, your attitude toward lifetime tenure might be different.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Trevor H.
  138. @Trevor H.

    I was actually at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) meeting that declared American Indians should be called “Native Americans.” I was maybe 15 feet from the voting group in an open session. The only dissent was from a Polish descended man, who pointed out that he was also a “native American” and quite proud of the fact. He ended up voting for the measure (under protest); most in the crowd apparently thought the change trivial.

    The term “Native America” goes back to Teddy Roosevelt’s time. It applied to the Anglo Saxons (and many others) who founded the US, and not to the immigrants of AD 1845 to AD 1924. The retort was always that the “real native Americans” were the American Indians, and that the people claiming the title were warmongering thieves on their best day.

    So calling the American Indians (from “in Dio”, “In Gods care”, according to Columbus) Native Americans was just a final nail in the coffin of the Anglo Saxon Establishment’s coffin.

    Amazing how long some of this stuff has been going on.

    Counterinsurgency

  139. @Jack D

    Wars are better than massacres, the more so if you’re on the receiving end.

    Counterinsurgency

  140. @wren

    Our new Muslima Congresspersons have really distinguished themselves in their first days representing the American people. They are going to be a lot of fun.

    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video/4004377-1st-ever-palestinian-us-congresswoman-uses-profanity-in-trump-impeachment-call/

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2019/01/17/ilhan-omar-tweet-controversy/2603030002/

    The best bit is Omar talking about the students there to ‘oppose a woman’s right to choose.’

    As a hijabi, she knows women do not have a right to choose to kill babies.

    Taqiya- activate!

    https://www.al-islam.org/islamic-edicts-on-family-planning/abortions

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    , @Hail
  141. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:

    Smirk, and the world smirks with you

  142. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack D

    There is nothing “evil” about Justice Ginsburg. Just because you disagree with someone politically doesn’t mean that he or she is evil – the Left makes this mistake all the time.

    On the other hand political disagreement is not inconsistent with someone’s being evil either.

    What definition of evil are you applying in your evaluation of Ginsburg?

  143. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    — There’s nothing insignificant about the right for a people to exist. That’s what the core issue is here. Do whites–specifically white gentiles–have the right to their nations, a right to exist?

    I’m not necessarily doubting the significance of the existence. But how do you get from a White person has a right to exist to (a) White people have a right to exist as a distinct group, and, further, (b) White people have a right to a separate territory of their own.

    I am trying to anticipate objections.

  144. Anonymous[378] • Disclaimer says:

  145. @donut

    The excerpt you cite as Lemkin’s “definition” of genocide is on p79 of Lemkin’s “Axis Rule in Occupied Europe” (1944); it follows the actual definition proposed by Lemkin – viz.,

    “By ‘genocide’ we mean the destruction of a nation or of an ethnic group”

    What you’ve cited is meant to clarify the definition, making it clear that it suffices to put in place conditions that will, over time, lead to the destruction of the targeted group.

    So the conditions imposed (especially in Gaza) by the invader/occupiers of Palestine: those are designed to lead to the destruction of the Palestinians (of whatever religion: they’re not all Muzzies).

    At present, it’s a bit histrionic to claim that the conditions for White Americans – be they smirking Mick schoolboys or WVa trailer-park crackers – are anywhere near ‘genocide’ levels.

    It’s also laughable to pretend that non-White America has the social and economic power to put any genuine hard-and-fast cultural rules in place; they can change the shape of the Overton Window somewhat, but that’s about it.

    .

    FWIW, I am opposed to any political interference with freedom of expression. I am even opposed to restrictions on speech that seeks to incite violence, on the basis that it’s a rule that penalises something that has not yet caused actual harm to a third party, but that may increase the risk that such harm eventuates. The proper place to direct the punishment, is the person incited the one who perpetrates the actual harm.

    This is also why I am against laws that punish speeding and drink-driving (although I don’t engage in either): they are laws that punish an estimated probability tilt.

    If we are to have laws punishing probability tilts, then we should pre-emptively jail

    • all Catholic priests, Orthodox rabbis, and primary school teachers – for high Pr(child rape); and
    • all politicians, senior rank military, and judges – for high Pr(child rape; corruption; fraud); and
    • all law enforcement officers – for high Pr(spousal abuse and domestic violence).

    The ‘probability tilt’ for the bracketed crimes for each of those groups, is an order of magnitude greater than the risk that a drunk driver causes harm to a third party.

  146. @Jack D

    The US is unique in having a strong Constitutional framework – the world’s oldest written constitution. We are not on our Third Reich or Fourth Republic or whatever. The framework has been stressed before, even to the point of civil war, but it did not break.

    That’s the most ‘charitable’ reading of the events of 1861-65; a more accurate reading would be that the centralisers repudiated an absolutely central tenet as it was understood by the States prior to the Union (i.e., that the States retained the right to secede – for any reason, or for no reason) … and then simply crushed the States that disagreed.

    I’m pretty sure that Jefferson, Paine and others would have opposed Lincoln’s notion of what ‘union’ meant. Hamilton, of course, would have ejaculated in his breeches, because Lincoln’s transition from a union of sovereign states to a supreme, continent-spanning central power was precisely what his ilk were aiming for… but they knew it would be rejected by the States.

    A written constitution is totally meaningless if its Grundnorm changes, regardless of whether or not it is notionally still in force.

    An irrevocable and indissoluble union from which no State could exit, was absolutely not part of the Grundnorm of the US Constitution (and still isn’t, if the document is read as a piece of text where words mean what they say).

    Interestingly, a lot of the anti-Hamiltonians saw it coming, and warned about it – which is why the ConCon was such a massive con.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  147. @Jack D

    As others have mentioned, the Left is getting all wound up because they sense that the death of RBG may be imminent (they could be wrong BTW – she’s a tough old bird). But what are they going to do – hit people with their pussy hats? As has often been pointed out here, actually getting stuff done is pretty much a white man thing.

    This is a good point, and helpful to those of us who tend toward despair when we see the way of things these days.

    The Left is not invincible. Yes, its reach and power are great, but it’s riven by fissures and fractures (Steve’s Coalition of the Fringes), and most soft, pampered American leftists bear only a superficial likeness to their ruthlessly effective forebears. That’s one reason they worship ‘hard’ men like Castro and Che.

    The Left does hold powerful weapons — most notably the power of the press and academia — but they aren’t actually very good at wielding them. Repetious hate hoaxes and overblown news stories like the Covington debacle show that a leftist media assault is more like being bludgeoned and smothered with a rotten mattress than being pierced by a stiletto.

    This is not to say the situation isn’t dire in other ways. The Left has deeply degraded American culture, and now not only tolerates, but encourages, open hate. Plenty of logistical and operational competence can be built up on these dark foundations, but it’s not there yet.

  148. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    So “motherfucker” is bad, now? If you say it, your family should be ashamed?

    Maybe it’s only OK if you use it in the plural…

    “Listen, you motherfuckers – we’re gonna tax you 25%” – D Trump, 2011

    Any cultural subgroup that exhibits “Who, Whom” selective-outrage is not worth saving.

    In fact I would go further: they’re not even worth eating[1].

    Also – why does anyone outside of theocracies still use the word “profane” (“outside the temple”)? [The same goes for ‘curse’, ‘imprecation’, ‘obscenity’ and the like; these aer all words that stem from stupid primitive notions of word-magic]

    Why not just use “expletive” (or “insult”)?

    [1] The almost-ultimate Māori insult is to call someone toenga kāinga – ‘the remains of the feast’: it indicates that they have so little mana that if they were cooked up, nobody would eat them.

  149. Lot says:
    @AnotherDad

    “The world could relatively easily adjust to much lower trade volumes.”

    Krugman has made this point often in many contexts, like Brexit and China tariffs. Also looking at 20th century long term trade trends.

    It is true that in theory international trade is a net positive, but the data suggests it isn’t nearly as big as libertarians and globalists claim, and the “net positive” to GDP often means three more dollars for the rich capitalists and two less in wages. We need no more of that type of “economic growth.”

    I am moderately hopeful Trump follows through and hits all Chinese imports with a tariffs on April 1. Good on the merits, good for winning Michigan again.

    The first round if tariffs completely killed off GM’s plans to start importing Chinese made Buicks. More good will come from a stronger tariff.

  150. Svigor says:
    @Anonymouse

    Funny how it’s always in warm weather. Anybody got one of these from New England in January?

  151. Svigor says:
    @Jack D

    Kinda like how most of the defamation of Whites in America falls short of openly calling for their mass extermination. But if you’re saying that the rhetoric directed at American Whites today is worse than what was directed at Jews in Germany then, I’m not gonna disagree with you.

  152. njguy73 says:
    @Trevor H.

    Why are we still calling them Native Americans? The first group of people to arrive get to be called Natives? Even if so, there was no place called America then. So that doesn’t make sense.

    – Indigenous Person
    – Aboriginal
    – First Nation

    Would any of those make sense?

    • Replies: @Hunsdon
  153. Svigor says:
    @Jack D

    Israel seems to have made out okay. But if you’re saying America and Europe lost WWII, and America lost the Civil War, again, I’m not gonna disagree with you.

  154. Most real Americans believe in killing Baby Hitler and punching nazis. Rude white smirking white boys have been given fair warning.

  155. Trevor H. says:
    @415 reasons

    Let’s see if they ban all these people or if there is a double standard.

    I like your sense of humor!

  156. Trevor H. says:
    @Jack D

    There is nothing “evil” about Justice Ginsburg.

    I like your sense of humor!

  157. How about a discussion about “Indian music?” It’s always the same stupid drumming and incoherent ooo and ahhh

  158. @Lot

    They were great friends, shared a love of opera. They would go on the opera quiz show along with Breyer. RBG loved Scalia’s sense of humor.

  159. Hail says: • Website
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    new Muslima Congresspersons

    The Somali one one came out slamming the Covington teenagers for White racism against the ultra-vulgar and ultra-aggressive Black Israelites. She insinuated that the Black Israelites were the real victims of these Covington monsters.

    A sane country would, and I mean this in all honesty, strip her of her citizenship.

  160. snorlax says:
    @Jack D

    If you do a find-and-replace with “white” and “Jew,” NYT and WaPo become the Völkischer Beobachter.

    Study: America’s 20 Most Powerful Industries Remain Dominated by Jews

    We must face facts: Our government and institutions are built to uphold Jew supremacy.

    Jews Must Be Made to Reckon with Their Dark History

    Decolonizing Literature? Professors Challenge Emphasis on Jew Authors

    A Justice System That Favors Jews

    Jew Men Must Be Taught to Respect Us

    FBI: Jew Supremacists Most Dangerous Terror Threat

    Governor Reverses Education Policies That Favor Jews

    Study: Massive, Growing Wealth Disparity Between Jews, Non-Jews

    This episode was just another chapter in a well-worn truth non-Jews already know: Jew men who rape and abuse women are always given the benefit of the doubt.

    In America’s Young People, a More Vibrant Future, with Fewer Jews

    We Need to Do Something About Jew Women

    Non-Jews saw behind the unfeeling, ghoulish smirk of the Jew boy the arrogant face of Jew entitlement and Jew privilege. What a contrast between the Jew boy’s repugnant display and the quiet dignity of the veteran he so cruelly mocked.

    I don’t know of any examples from history where this sort of eliminationist rhetoric was mainstream (indeed, mandatory) that didn’t end in violence. I’d rather avoid that outcome—Trump and Trumpism are our Flight 93 last best hope to do so—but it looks nearly unavoidable at this point.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Jack D
    , @Hail
  161. In the last six months alone you can find multiple incidents of violence against people wearing MAGA hats but yeah lets go with “nothing is gonna happen just a bunch of internet tuffguys”.

    Good grief.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  162. bjondo says:
    @J.Ross

    …while his ancestors hail from the Levant…

    not familiar with this fellow.

    his ancestors from the ukrainian or lithuanian

    or polish part of the levant?

    maybe khazaria, levant?

    5ds

  163. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @snorlax

    Amazing. Great catch(es). You should find a way to publish it more broadly (while adding supporting citations or hyperlinks) or have Steve make it a top post.

  164. Anon[414] • Disclaimer says:

    The left doesn’t realize that the right has been waiting for the perfect issue to pop up so the right can sue the leftwing media into oblivion. Unfortunately for the left, they have now handed the right exactly that sort of win on a platter. The left is too immature and too arrogant to ever admit wrong, so they’re not going to apologize and retract. This is a slam dunk court case that is going to leave the left bleeding a lot of money.

  165. @Svigor

    That’s why America is ashes now, instead of a superpower; the Revolutionary War burned it right to the ground, leaving nothing and nobody.

    The Civil War is a much better analogy . It was horribly destructive, much much more so than the Revolution.

  166. Jack D says:
    @snorlax

    Can you provide links to the actual NY Times or Wash Po articles with these lines in them (with white substituted for Jew)? I couldn’t find them.

    • Replies: @snorlax
  167. snorlax says:
    @Jack D

    To be more clear, all were invented by me but (in my judgment) are in keeping with the headlines or content of MSM opinion pieces and articles.

  168. Hail says: • Website
    @snorlax

    A highly educational game to play.

    1 – Enter ‘White’, ‘White male’, ‘White men’ into news.google.com
    2 – Replace ‘White’ in headlines with ‘Jew’

    Anyone can do it, anytime. Don’t take my word for it.

    These are what you’ll get today:

    How elite US schools give preference to wealthy and Jew ‘legacy’ applicants

    The Guardian

    Jew Male Theory of History: Left or Right, It’s Wrong

    National Review

    Who spreads fake news? Overwhelmingly, old Jew men

    Cosmos

    Jew man filmed making racist, sexist, xenophobic rant in London McDonald’s

    A Jew man has been recording ranting in the Brixton branch on McDonald’s about immigrants and feminists while claiming that “Jewish men built civilisation”. [The two grammar errors are in the original]

    indy100

    Comedy is the last refuge for Jew men

    Document Journal

    The Part About MLK Many Jews Don’t Like to Talk About

    Common Dreams

    Jew Man Attacks Black McDonald’s Employee, She Fights Back

    EBONY

    When the dreaded ‘other’ is an angry Jew man

    It is the most insidious form of racism: angry Jew men who project their aggression onto others. We explain how this anger is driving politics.

    CNN

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @snorlax
    , @Hail
    , @Anonymous
  169. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    Playing the Google News ‘White’ game, one will also find a few genuine news stories in between the anti-White hitpieces.

    Collecting the above headlines, I found a story of a multi-victim, Black-on-White racially motivated double-murderer in Iowa. The story is in the local news there because one of the murder trials is ongoing.

    The murderer is a Black waste of human life called Curtis Cortez Jones (born ca.1976).

    It is my first time hearing of this case.

    This story of a racially motivated murder spree appears to have gotten no national coverage at all: No hits on site:nytimes.com or site:washingtonpost.com. None on site:unz.com, either, fwiw. Nor on site:vdare.com

    The story is relegated to the Des Moines Register because the victims were White. [Insert cliche on “if the races were reversed…”]

    The highlights of this sad story:

    [Jones] admitted to shooting Wieseler in part because Jones “wanted to kill a white man, [he] couldn’t leave Iowa without killing a white man and…wanted to shoot white men in the head.”

    Wieseler, 34, was found in a pool of blood by his fiancee April 23, 2017, the morning after he left his home. His throat was slit and he was shot in the head in his office at Lederman Bail Bonds.

    Jones was arrested in November that year. In court Tuesday, he denied having any racial prejudices, noting that six of his children are biracial.

    Both homicides occurred just months after Curtis Cortez Jones left prison following a decision by the Iowa Board of Parole to grant his release in November 2016, years early on a robbery sentence

    Ironically, the release could have been the very same week Iowa giving its electoral votes to Donald Trump, or at most three weeks later. Nov. 2016. Many of us thought things would change.

    The second murder victim:

    The (at least) double murderer (Curtis Cortez Jones):

    “Six of his children are biracial.”

    Yes, there’s so sense denying it:

    We are in serious, serious trouble.

    • Replies: @a reader
  170. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    For comparison:

    Here are the current unchanged headlines when you search news.google.com for ‘Jewish’. Excluding actual Jewish media like Haaretz and Jerusalem Post.

    Remember that these are all top results yielded by a bare search for a simple word, in this case, ‘Jewish;’ No trickery, at least not on my end:

    Netflix’s ‘The Punisher’ is a reminder that unlike Jewish creators, Jewish superheroes remain a tough sell in Hollywood

    NBCNews

    Ilhan Omar and the Myth of Jewish Hypnosis

    New York Times

    Watch Camilla Parker Bowles Dance to Hava Nagila at a Jewish Community Center

    When Camilla Parker Bowles visited one of Jewish Care’s community centers, she didn’t hesitate to join in a cultural celebration.

    TownandCountrymag

    Boca’s Broken Sound Club to honor leader for Jewish community support

    Sun Sentinel

    Scholarships fortify Jewish and African-American links | Crescent City

    The Advocate

    Nazi’s paintings now fund foundation for Jews

    NBCNews

    Hate crime investigation after Jewish man racially abused on Newcastle’s Quayside

    Chronicle Live [England]

    Search for yourself, but this is what I find:

    None of the top news articles was in any way anti-Jewish. Not one. Some were neutral or softballs, but I’d say a majority were pro-Jewish. (I have a feeling that any media outlet that published anti-Jewish stories would be banned by Google News.) A minority of the articles push that lucrative myth of eternal Jewish victimhood (“Jewish man racially abused”) and some are triumphalist (“Nazi art used to fund Jewish foundation”).

    I’d call special attention to the framing chasm in the two stories from the UK that made it onto the top page of my U.S.-based News.Google.com search. The first in from the search for ‘White man’ and the second from the search for ‘Jewish’:

    Hate crime investigation after Jewish man racially abused on Newcastle’s Quayside

    White man filmed making racist, sexist, xenophobic rant in London McDonald’s

    This is essentially the same story just with different actors. Notice the framing: White as villain; Jew as victim. Other persons involved not mentioned.

  171. Anonymuse says:
    @Anonymouse

    They should all stick to doing this, instead of playing politics with kids and ridiculous drum beating

  172. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    just that if you want to keep your hat, better hold on to it.

    What is this metaphor referring to exactly?

  173. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    The term “Native America” goes back to Teddy Roosevelt’s time. It applied to the Anglo Saxons (and many others) who founded the US, and not to the immigrants of AD 1845 to AD 1924.

    Do you have a reference for these assertions?

    • Replies: @Anon
  174. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Svigor

    Allowing catholic boys to wait for buses in safety is just not who we are.

  175. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Kratoklastes

    an absolutely central tenet as it was understood by the States prior to the Union (i.e., that the States retained the right to secede – for any reason, or for no reason)

    Could you give us a citation for this?

    (and still isn’t, if the document is read as a piece of text where words mean what they say)

    What’s the textual basis for this?

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  176. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    Whoah!

  177. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jack Hanson

    In the last six months alone you can find multiple incidents of violence against people wearing MAGA hats

    Such as?

  178. @Mr McKenna

    Who’d’ve guessed…

    …the violently anti-White “Wheeler Walker” is the (((shyster))) Ben Hoffman.

    Yeah, (((Benny))), I’m talking about (((YOU))), you Holocau$t-hustling low-life spoiled brat.

  179. snorlax says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    The term “Native America” goes back to Teddy Roosevelt’s time. It applied to the Anglo Saxons (and many others) who founded the US, and not to the immigrants of AD 1845 to AD 1924.

    “Native American” in that sense goes back much further, e.g. the 1840s-50s Native American (aka “Know-Nothing”) Party.

    • Replies: @Counterinsurgency
  180. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Shmelshy

    You should have seen the smirks, sneers eye rolling and suppressed giggles when I was a probation officer and we had to go to those brainwashing sessions.

    They were all run by federally funded NGOs. The facilatators were all 25 year old sheltered Whites who’d never encountered a black thug in their lives.

    It was fun, but the liberals won in the end.

  181. @AnotherDad

    Absolutely right. We need to end life tenure for all federal judges, amending the Constitution if needed.

    Also, I think that the constitution entitles federal judges to life tenure during good behavior — and many, many, many of them are not exhibiting good behavior. Haven’t since the day they went on the bench. It is not constitutional good behavior to arrogate to oneself the powers of a dictator, deliberately invent things in the country’s highest binding legal document that aren’t there, deliberately ignore, denigrate, or “interpret” away provisions that ARE in that document, flouting the will and decisions of the elected reps of the people just because they disagree with them on policy (and weren’t good-looking or smooth-talking enough to actually be elected), and much else of what federal judges actually do. Many federal judges should be removed by Congress.

    While we are dreaming, how about a referendum by which the people can remove any federal judge (especially in their own State) with a supermajority vote? Perhaps 2/3 or 3/4. Make every federal judge stand for retention, as is done with some state/local judgeships, every so many years (less than ten).

    Lastly, did you know the pricks get their FULL SALARY for life when they retire?? That means about $210,000 per year for US District Judges and $230,000 for US Circuit Judges. That has to stop. They can get by on a pension equal to HALF their final (highest) salary, which is more than an increasing number of Americans get these days.

  182. @Treerat

    YES. Don’t apologize, young men. Hold your heads high and get educated so you can strike back with the law as adults.

  183. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Anonymous 311 is right. White old stock English descent Americans who’d been born here began calling themselves Native Americans in the 1890s and during the Ted Roosevelt administration to distinguish themselves from immigrant Americans

    It’s in some history books.

    • Replies: @Hail
  184. anon1 says:
    @Anonymous

    “The mainstream media rushed to keep up”…

    The exact opposite of the truth.

    “Trump internet”…

    Where do I subscribe? Sign me up.

  185. Hail says: • Website
    @Anon

    Snorlax above is right that it pre-dates the 1890s by at least forty years.

    Here are two Know-Nothing Party uses of the slogan:

    Anyway, it was, as you say, “to distinguish themselves from immigrant Americans.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Anon
  186. @Buffalo Joe

    The story was in the news briefly last September. A Montana high school student stood in the crowd behind Trump at a rally and made faces until he was quietly escorted out. At the time, he was widely praised and celebrated by many on the left.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/apos-plaid-shirt-guy-apos-150103431.html

    https://www.scarymommy.com/plaid-shirt-guy-trump-rally/

  187. Anonymous[311] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    Thank you!

  188. AndrewR says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Obviously, I’ve considered the possibility of foreign powers getting involved. But I’ve never heard/read anyone describe a realistic scenario in which this involvement would allow the left to win, or even force a stalemate.

    I’m open to such hypotheses.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Mr. Anon
    , @Anon
  189. @Mr McKenna

    (((Ben Hoffman))) cries out in pain as he calls for violence against a White kid who failed to grovel on demand.

  190. Discard says:
    @Jack D

    Why should I care that a supporter of discrimination against White men is a mother, beloved by her privileged son?

  191. @Shmelshy

    A lot of mind-reading going on here. And we all know how good people are at mind-reading.

  192. Anonymous[302] • Disclaimer says:
    @AndrewR

    Obviously, I’ve considered the possibility of foreign powers getting involved. But I’ve never heard/read anyone describe a realistic scenario in which this involvement would allow the left to win, or even force a stalemate.

    Uh, China? Mexico?

  193. JSM says:
    @Trevor H.

    I think “Amerind” works just fine. Does what language is supposed to do, help us distinguish between
    the folks whose ancestors went to the reservations, and the FOB folks from India.

    It also refuses to bend to this silly nonsense that the Amerinds were “here first.” Actually the Solutreans were, and the Amerinds killed em all.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  194. @snorlax

    I agree.

    My entire knowledge of this isn’t as good as I’d like it to be, so I’ve done some work on it. Here’s a brief summary, from (of course) my point of view.

    The entire Know Nothing movement was pretty strong — it didn’t like Irish immigration in particular, but (like Benjamin Franklin) it also disliked German Catholic immigration [1]. The Know-Nothings (we’d call them “single issue” today) more or less vanished as a political movement during the rise of the Republican Party [1], which was then (as today) accused of being the Know Nothings in disguise.

    Apparently, the “Know -Nothings” were but one expression of opposition to immigration [2] in the United States, the previous opposition having been the “Native American Party” [3].

    This opposition is taken as not legitimate today, and articles on the subject are from that point of view. The current opposition is apparently seen by the Establishment as the most recent in a series of battles that have been consistently lost by opponents to immigration. In fact, it was once won, AD 1924, after the Red Scare of c.a. AD 1900-1924 [4], which included quite a few events (bombs, strikes, an assassinated President [5]). The AD 1924 immigration act ended both immigration and the various terrorist campaigns. The ruling elite had finally figured out that, however profitable, continued immigration threatened them directly. They Anglo Saxon elite was too late, however, losing power in the U under Wilson, regaining it during the 1920s (Indian Summer phenomenon), then losing political power to FDR during WW II and their economic power to the New Left c.a. AD 1970. Which you might say is a good thing, except that it has landed us in our present predicament.

    (OT)
    I’m particularly taken by this Civil War era story from Wikipedia [6], which occurred during the US Civil War:

    Other targets included the office of the New York Times. The mob was turned back at the Times office by staff manning Gatling guns, including Times founder Henry Jarvis Raymond.

    It would seem that the NY Times has been in trouble before. Back then, the Times apparently believed in firepower.

    Counterinsurgency

    1] Franklin actually had a point: his cultural group, the Tidewater group of Americans, were essentially cut off from westward expansion by the immigration he opposed (actually more Scots/Irish, but including quite a few Germans. They settled the Greater Appalachia area.), and as a result is a fairly minor part of the US today [7].
    1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_Nothing
    2] https://www.gjenvick.com/Immigration/LawsAndActs/TheImmigrationProblem/01-
    3] TheNativeAmericanAndKnowNothingMovements.html
    4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Red_Scare
    5] https://www.history.com/news/the-assassination-of-president-william-mckinley
    6] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_City_draft_riots
    7] Colin Woodward, _American Nations_

  195. Damn the torpedoes, smirk away!

  196. Hunsdon says:
    @njguy73

    “Guys that should have had better border security “?

    • Replies: @anon1
  197. @Counterinsurgency

    Other commenters here have provided the references, I belief. Search this page of comments for “native american” to find them.

    Counterinsurgency

  198. Mr. Anon says:
    @AndrewR

    Obviously, I’ve considered the possibility of foreign powers getting involved.

    Have you? Really? Have you considered rape camps in Los Angeles run by mexican drug-banditi? Have you considered streets in Houston being strafed by chinese helicopter gun-ships? Have you considered one side or another in a civil war deciding to burn down a whole city like – oh, I don’t know – let’s say Atlanta (I know a far-fetched scenario to be sure).

    But I’ve never heard/read anyone describe a realistic scenario in which this involvement would allow the left to win, or even force a stalemate.

    Could anybody in 1914 have described a realistic scenario which would allow the left to win?

    • Replies: @AndrewR
  199. anon1 says:
    @Hunsdon

    You have to have a country first to have borders, sport.

  200. Well I suppose it’s a bit more respectful than “some dimwitted pikeys the squire found hiding in the woods out yonder, while he was hunting for supplies and vittles”.
    Buggers dint even have a blanket between ’em, gorblessem.

  201. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    Oh, thanks I didn’t know it went back that far.

  202. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @AndrewR

    The left has won and won big. It wouldn’t be a civil war, it would be a revolution.

  203. a reader says:
    @Hail

    Thanks for the story. By the way,

    Authorities said Jones, a father of 12 who was paroled after a 2005 armed robbery

  204. AndrewR says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Lol. You seem a bit too emotional about this.

    The war between the states wasn’t really a civil war. It was a central government trying to keep a very large territory, which had formed its own government, from seceding. General Sherman led an actual army through Atlanta. Any future civil conflict is almost certain to be very different

  205. @Anonymous

    As to the idea that the individual States were sovereign: the Virginia ratification is a good example: I’ve highlighted the relevant section of the prefatory language of the ratification below.

    Ratification of the Constitution by the State of Virginia; June 26, 1788. (1)

    Virginia to wit

    We the Delegates of the People of Virginia duly elected in pursuance of a recommendation from the General Assembly and now met in Convention having fully and freely investigated and discussed the proceedings of the Federal Convention and being prepared as well as the most mature deliberation hath enabled us to decide thereon Do in the name and in behalf of the People of Virginia declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution being derived from the People of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression and that every power not granted thereby remains with them and at their will: that therefore no right of any denomination can be cancelled abridged restrained or modified by the Congress by the Senate or House of Representatives acting in any Capacity by the President or any Department or Officer of the United States except in those instances in which power is given by the Constitution for those purposes

    Later in the ratification document we get this …

    AMENDMENTS TO THE BODY OF THE CONSTITUTION

    First, That each State in the Union shall respectively retain every power, jurisdiction and right which is not by this Constitution delegated to the Congress of the United States or to the departments of the Federal Government.

    Gouvernor Morris (of Pennsylvania, at the 1789 Convention in Philadelphia) pointed out that “the distinction between a federal and a national supreme government; the former being a mere compact resting on the good faith of the parties, the latter having a complete and compulsive operation“; he (and most others) were clear that they were bringing a federal government into being.

    There’s also the 10th Amendment (whereby all rights not express in the Constitution, are reserved for the States and the people): the Constitution does not explicitly rule out secession, and so it is a right that continues to inhere in the States. Art1 S 10 is the closest the Constitution gets to prohibiting States from exercising their rights to leave… it prohibits a member State from unilaterally entering into treaties, alliances and federations, but does not prohibit a member state from withdrawing (whereupon it’s o longer prohibited from forming alliances etc, obviously).

    The Preamble to the Declaration of Independence makes absolutely clear ->

    That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    These days the Preamble is specifically discounted, because it undermines the Hamiltonian centralist theology – and believe me, it’s a theology – embodied in the repudiation of the Constitution by American-Jesus Lincoln.

    As for stuff in the Articles of Confederation about a ‘perpetual’ union; it’s worth noting that the Constitution does not include that language. Even so, it’s the sort of florid nonsense that appears in all political documents – although it’s positively understated compared to the even-more-florid language in the English Bill of Rights 1689

    “the said Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons do in the name of all the people aforesaid most humbly and faithfully submit themselves, their heirs and posterities for ever.”

    Now, since the leaders of the Revolution were British citizens, how were they not bound by that oath of submission on their behalf (since they were a part of the ‘posterity’ of Englishmen alive in 1689) – which is, obviously, perpetual?

    As Paine rightly pointed out – perpetual fealty is conceptually idiotic. (That’s why only government employees – like the BlackRobes – would ever consider taking the idea seriously: it’s a corn-pone opinion)

    It’s also worth noting that it was actually the Articles of Confederation that purported to be unanimously ratified and perpetual – in which case the ratification by only 9 of the 13 colonies would make the adoption of the Constitution itself a violation of the ‘perpetual union’.

    Thiws is already getting a bit long, but I could really easily sticky-tape together another hundred or so quotes from the likes of Jefferson, Madison and their ilk if I didn’t think the point is reasonably well-made.

    It should go without saying that I am not ‘defending slavery’ or any other such nonsense: the first secessionist movements in the US were in the North – the Hartford Convention – and they also correctly held that States were the ultimate deciders of membership in the Union.

    To believe otherwise is to believe that the States have no recourse whatsoever, regardless of how tyrannical the central government became: that’s is 100% at odds with the core doctrinal underpinnings of the American Revolution, for fuck’s sake!

  206. donut says:
    @Counterinsurgency

    The Mexicans never had the SW except in name . The US took it from the Indians who treated the Mexicans as just as another weak tribe to be raided and plundered .

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