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[Excerpted from the latest Radio Derb, now available exclusively through VDARE.com]

Reading my New York Post, I caught this little news item from the nearby metropolis: A 72-year-old guy just getting off a subway train in Midtown was knocked to the ground by an assailant unknown to him:

The suspect, described as a man in his 20s and about 5-foot-10 inches tall, was wearing a green jacket with the words “Anti Social” written on it.

Elderly straphanger attacked in Midtown subway station By Jorge Fitz-Gibbon, Larry Celona, Tina Moore and Amanda Woods, NY Post, February 11, 2021

The perp was of course black. As you have heard said several hundred times over the past thirty years, including a couple of times from me: “If it was a white guy they would have told us.

In the art of rhetoric there are terms relating to omission—saying something by pointedly and deliberately not saying it.

I’m not sure precisely which term of rhetorical art applies here. I don’t think it’s apophasis: for that, you have to mention the fact that you won’t mention something. That’s a favorite of Donald Trump’s:

Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me “old,” when I would never call him “short and fat”?

Trump sarcastically responds to Kim Jong Un insults, CNN, November 13, 2017

Strategic Silence—conveying information to the listener by omitting a key fact, as opposed to saying aloud that you’re not going to mention it—must be some other rhetorical figure, not apophasis. I leave it to your own researches.

Here I’m just going to observe that our elite Media have taken it to a new level. They tell us things by being silent about them, knowing that we know the significance of their silence.

The Officer Sicknick case comes under this heading. I passed comment last week on the strange media silence about cause of death.

This was the Capitol Hill cop who, we were told in a January 10th New York times headline, was killed by a Trump supporter—smacked on the head with a fire extinguisher, according to the story.

He Dreamed of Being a Police Officer, Then Was Killed by a Pro-Trump Mob, By Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Tracey Tully, January 8, 2021

Revolver.News just posted a fine report on the Sicknick case, concentrating on the complete lack of information we’ve been getting—i.e. the silence.

Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen says the DOJ will “spare no resources” in getting to the bottom of what happened to Sicknick. Yet well over a month after his death, precisely zero information has been disclosed by the DOJ, the FBI, the US Capitol Police, the DC medical examiner, the hospital that cared for him, or the treating physicians.

MAGA Blood Libel: Why Are They Hiding The Medical Report? , February 9, 2021

Now we hear that Officer Sicknick’s remains have been cremated. So, no more autopsy. May we have the medical examiner’s report, since it must now be final?

No, apparently, we may not. Why not?

Because it would contradict the story about Sicknick having been killed by Trump supporters,

Prosecutors now concede they have no evidence this happened, and no-one is under investigation. [Investigators struggle to build murder case in death of US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, CNN, February 2, 2021]

But the Ruling Class like this story. It works for them.

Strategic Silence has also been deployed in the Ashli Babbitt case, the shooting of the unarmed young white woman by a black Capitol Hill cop. Early this week we were told that

The shooting of the Capitol rioter, Ashli Babbitt, remains under investigation by the DC Metropolitan Police, the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC, and civil rights prosecutors, a routine process for shootings involving the Capitol Police. A final decision hasn’t been made, the people familiar with the probe told CNN.

Justice Department officials could make a final decision in the coming days.

A spokesperson for DC’s Metropolitan Police Department said in an email to CNN that “it is irresponsible to make an investigatory assumption or to jump to any conclusion without completing the thorough investigation.”

Investigators recommend no charges for US Capitol Police officer accused of killing pro-Trump rioter during insurrection, sources say By Evan Perez, Katelyn Polantz and Paul LeBlanc, CNN, February 2, 2021

Cop shoots lady at close range, all on video. How long does a “thorough investigation” take?

Just long enough until everyone’s forgotten about it, I guess.

The lesson here: The media arm of our Ruling Class golem are Masters Of Silence—of informative silence.

What sticks in my throat here is their arrogance. The message to us here in every case is:

We’re not going to give out any information. We’re going to stay silent until it’s Old News and faded into the cosmic microwave background.

Yes, this is informative all by itself: The fact of our silence tells you what the truth is.

You can figure it out. But we don’t care.

That arrogance was plain as eggs in the February 4th Time magazine piece on the 2020 election by Ruling Class mouthpiece Molly Ball: The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election.

The whole piece was dressed up like that, as being about a campaign by civic-minded citizens to “save” the election from Trumpist shenanigans.

Shenanigans? Ctrl-F “Hunter Biden.” No hits. So I guess the pre-election media blackout on Hunter’s business dealings with Ukraine and China were not part of this public-spirited campaign.

Does the Ruling Class really mean “save the election from a Trump victory”?

Yes, of course they do. And you know that, and they know that you know; but they don’t care.

You’re not important. Heck, you didn’t even go to Harvard!

You certainly weren’t one of those nine “Civil Rights Leaders” that FaceBook oligarch Mark Zuckerberg invited to dinner at his home a year before the election. (Zuck later ponied up $300 million to assist in the election, according to Ball).

“Civil Rights leaders”—what, Al Sharpton? Ilhan Omar? Van Jones? Ibram X. Kendi?

I’m sure that $300 million was spent with scrupulous impartiality, not one cent to anyone tainted with any trace of political bias. Not a cent!

What, you’re laughing? Laugh away.

They don’t care.

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  1. unwoke says:

    “Civil Rights leaders”—what, Al Sharpton? Ilhan Omar? Van Jones? Ibram X. Kendi?
    I’m sure that $300 million was spent with scrupulous impartiality, not one cent to anyone tainted with any trace of political bias. Not a cent!”

    More likely it was spent on big, fat salaries & expense accounts for the self-styled “Civil Rights leaders”
    who have always had a taste for the high life – luxury condo’s, fancy restaurants, fast cars & fast women; paid for with generous tax-deductible donations from virtue-waving Jews like Zuckerberg.

  2. I don’t care if the criminal psychopathic elites don’t care about the truth; that’s between them and their god Satan. And only American idiots (with apologies to Green Day) care about the criminal psycho elites that want them dead, and only these idiots give a crap what Hollywood hypocrites think about them. But since they don’t care about the truth, they will never see the truth, and that truth is this–unless they repent, they are going to hell, spiritually, physically, emotionally, psychologically…and who know? Maybe financially as well. No wonder they want to be enhanced with AI and not be fully human anymore! Terminator, anyone? Bwahahahahahahah! Because you can’t fix psychopathy.

    • Replies: @Fr. John
  3. lavoisier says: • Website

    I cannot understand how JD can speak so clearly and honestly about black dysfunction while remaining silent on the Jewish question.

    Black dysfunction is obvious, but so is the leading role played by far too many Jews in driving our civilization into the ground.

    What is really the more important issue?

    What gives, JD?

  4. Well, as far as the Ashli Babbitt story is concerned, there’s every likelihood that they never will get to the bottom of it for a very simple reason: there’s a growing body of evidence that it was staged.

  5. @lavoisier

    Your comment appears under an article treating the significance of not mentioning something. Just thought I’d mention this.

    • Agree: lavoisier
    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @CMC
  6. Miro23 says:

    Does the Ruling Class really mean “save the election from a Trump victory”?

    Yes, of course they do. And you know that, and they know that you know; but they don’t care.

    It’s a different context. In the 1970’s they were the campus radical heroes pulling down Anglo America. Now they have power, it’s all change – and it’s more of a clean-up job of the defeated Anglo remnants. Opposition is now defined as “domestic terrorism”.

    Something for their BLM and Woke collaborators to think about, is that they’ll be just a disposable as the ethnic Russian fashionista intellectuals, who supported the Bolsheviks prior to 1917. These intellectuals found themselves in the Gulag along with the rest of the middle class and pathetically wrote letters (!!) to their Bolshevik comrades about their faithfulness to the cause and the terrible error made in their case.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
    • Replies: @Ris_Eruwaedhiel
  7. @lavoisier

    Anglos are genetically driven to worship and protect Jews.

    THERE IS LITERALLY NO OTHER EXPLANATION

    believe me, I have searched for other explanations, because this one is so incredulous. But the facts keep confirming this explanation.

    Be aware that there are dissident Anglos, just like there are sub Saharan Africans without sickle blood cell alleles.

  8. Speaking of coverage absent in the MSM, there must be a tale behind the two Capitol policemen who committed suicide –one allegedly on the way to work!- after their participation in the events of Jan. 6. It’s hard to picture two veteran officers so traumatized that they couldn’t take it any longer. I find it a lot easier to wonder if they saw something they shouldn’t have, and needed to be visited by a CIA/NSA team.

  9. unit472 says:

    The DC elite are beyond content now. Not only have they gotten their patronage jobs back they have deplatformed Trump and have hundreds of billions worth of stimulus money to play with. From the 7th floor of the FBI and State Department its sunshine, rainbows and lollipops as far as the eye can see. With a controlled media at their disposal even their fuckups, like getting 5 FBI agents shot in a Roger Stone style predawn raid to arrest an alleged child porn pervert, can be disappeared.

    While local TV news may cover the shooting they do not have the means to compel the FBI director Wray to explain what in the hell his agents were doing or why, given the now ubiquitous Ring doorbells and home surveillance systems such no knock raid are not just tactically obsolete but dangerous for those conducting them.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  10. CMC says:
    @Fluesterwitz

    That’s the third level:

    Level one: dynamic silence. Across the board media avoidance of certain individuals or organizations. Like they don’t exist. Like they never happened. Or, if mentioned, only negative stories. Like an arrest for drunk driving or some other scandal.

    Level two: dynamic omission. What this post describes: reporting on the story but sifting through it and removing keywords, facts, concepts, etc. that are contradictory or contrary, or likely to lead to the discovery of contrary or contradictory information.

    Level three: dynamic criticism. What this comment line describes: criticism of media, journalism and journalists that avoids certain lines of thought and fact. This could be merely a subset of dynamic silence. And it blends into or overlaps with forum and combox and twitter type conversational management techniques, but is limited to the specific instance of critics and criticism of journalists and journalism. For example, main stream media* will publish ‘ombudsman’ or ostensibly independent critics to review their reportage, but these critics won’t criticism their brethren for omitting to mention, or even for failing to inquire about, certain things.

    *I might make an exception for non-main stream media such as Unz.

  11. jsinton says:

    The War on White People must be seen in the larger context as the War on the Values We Were Taught to Aspire To. These values, which the corporatetocracy have decides to destroy in the name of dollars, power and control are things like freedom, independence, liberty, hard work, family, religion, morality, etc. The Race War is just a foil to get ordinary people to fight among themselves while the oligarchs destroy our independence and ensure control of the masses. It would seem no quarter is to be given as all reason is cast to the winds, and the institutions which were supposed to support our American values are now turned into weapons against us in the most illogical and insane ways imaginable.

    Take the Plandemic/Scamdemic for example. The purpose of the weaponization and destruction of our medical institutions is a by-product to simply “give everyone the jab”. If they really cared about people and saving lives, they would have made hydroxycholoriquine a first response to the virus and saved hundreds of thousands of lives, as in countries like Turkey, Ukraine, Cuba, South Korea, etc. But that was never the idea. The idea was to smash the independence, hard work, family, liberty, freedom and independence of people the world over. To consolidate power, money, and control.

    • Agree: Thomasina
    • Replies: @gT
  12. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    It takes four journalists to give us no information. A bot could do that. The media are just a shameless loudspeaker for the owners of the country and are quite aware of their role. The idea that we have a free press was drilled into our heads by the media itself. We’re waking up from our indoctrination haze by how blatant they’ve become. This current regime is illegitimate and they know it hence their paranoia about the seeds Trump sowed in the minds of Americans. It’ll be full blast from here on in. They’ll borrow from other dictatorships methods of controlling the population: loss of livelihoods, retaliation against family members, neighborhood watch committees, snitching and denouncements, the whole package. What’s more a large part of the population will be the regime’s willing executioners. Things are looking bleak right now but if Americans can endure there’s always hope. However, they’ll be flooding the country with third worlders so if there were some reawakening there’ll be no country left to reclaim.

  13. Forbes says:

    You’re not important. Heck, you didn’t even go to Harvard!

    Actually, Molly Ball went to Yale. DDSOS. Different day, same old shi…

  14. Mr. Anon says:
    @Observator

    Speaking of coverage absent in the MSM, there must be a tale behind the two Capitol policemen who committed suicide –one allegedly on the way to work!- after their participation in the events of Jan. 6. It’s hard to picture two veteran officers so traumatized that they couldn’t take it any longer. I find it a lot easier to wonder if they saw something they shouldn’t have, and needed to be visited by a CIA/NSA team.

    On the one hand I find the notion that those two Capitol Police officers were murdered to silence them to be silly. The federal government already has a potent means to buy their silence – it pays them. They work for the federal government. You want to keep your job? Better shut up. It works.

    On the other hand, the notion that even one let alone two officers were so broken up by the “horror” of that day that they just had to end it all, I find to be equally silly. What horror? It was a riot. Riots are what riot police (and that largely is what the Capitol Police are) deal with all the time. Only a moron would believe all that sanctimonious drivel about the “Temple of Democracy” being violated. I’m sure most of the establishment media people wouldn’t be offended if BLM had done as much. Democratic Congress members are repeating that BS because it’s rhetorically useful for them and Republican Congress members are doing it because they feel they have to.

    All those Capitol cops were lionized by the media (even FOX News), the Congress, and the administration. It’s not like they would ever be made to pay a price for anything they did or didn’t do, socially or financially.

    So – Yes – it is suspicious.

  15. Mr. Anon says:
    @unit472

    While local TV news may cover the shooting they do not have the means to compel the FBI director Wray to explain what in the hell his agents were doing or why, given the now ubiquitous Ring doorbells and home surveillance systems such no knock raid are not just tactically obsolete but dangerous for those conducting them.

    It’s like they’ve never seen Scarface, which came out in – what? – 1983. Maybe a lot of feebs are just stupid.

    • Agree: Jim Christian
  16. What is the difference what people know or don’t know. So what if they are lying.
    Even if you know the truth you are not going to do anything. Journalists think they are doing something if they expose the truth. Really? Give me a break.

  17. Lot says:
    @lavoisier

    Derb has written at least a dozen articles about Jews over the years. He just isn’t a crazy obessive who talks about little else.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
    , @E_Perez
  18. Dr. X says:

    They tell us things by being silent about them, knowing that we know the significance of their silence.

    Soviet propaganda organs did the exact same thing.

    • Replies: @Mark Tapley
  19. No surprises here. Everything the government does is a lie and a fraud. From the same Zionist criminals that contrive the wars, 911, the global warming hoax, false flag shootings everywhere, fake Floyds and now the fake virus, fake test, fake numbers and the gene therapy GMO injection.

    Most people’s attention span is a quick fix superficial sort of thing so they just pick up the fake capitol riot and fake shootings as fact at one of the most secure buildings in the world. Videos even showed the police waving the paid actors in. The elite accomplished several things with this stunt. Any real inquiry into the fake election was dropped. I don’t believe even one Republican senator has brought it up in the latest phony impeachment. The Zionists also switched the goyims attention from the fake virus as lots of people are finally starting to wise up to this scam. The fake riots have been instigated too as a cover for the banking cartel’s theft of trillions more for their friends on Wall St. and as a way to gain support for more federal encroachment into the 10th amendment protections against the central governments use of martial law.

    It is important to understand that Trump and the fake Rep. and the fake Dem. are all controlled by the Zionist syndicate. They all knew that the computers were rigged and the mail in ballots that can easily be verified, weren’t even checked. Trump was already doing everything possible to promote the Zionist Greater Israel strategy. I think that after seeing what a bunch of docile barnyard animals they have grazing on the plantation, the elite decided they might as well switch gears and move a little faster than anticipated to the ultimate goal of driving the herd on into Agenda2030-21.

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  20. El Dato says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    Why would one stage that?

    It’s completely negative narrative.

    It’s like you would stage Pelosi having a senior moment on CNN.

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
  21. @Observator

    For what it’s worth… Link to a Feb. 9th article under the Law section on the NPR Wisconsin website by a Claudia Grisales found when doing a search using “capitol policemen suicides”. One of several results.

    https://www.npr.org/2021/02/09/965838135/u-s-capitol-police-union-to-hold-no-confidence-vote-for-top-leaders

    Excerpt from the article regarding the two suicides:

    “Union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou also noted two deaths by suicide of two officers — one a Capitol police officer and another with the Metropolitan Police Department — following the events on Jan. 6.”

    If their presence and participation in the Jan. 6th disturbance at the Capitol was the main factor in their reported deaths by suicide, it would be interesting to know where exactly they were positioned and what were their duties. Maybe it is not a question of what they saw inadvertently, but what they were instructed to do.

  22. @Mr. Anon

    Just more theatrics to lionize our “guardians of democracy” that stand around in their do nothing jobs at tax payers expense to collect their public pensions. The hardest part of the show was opening the main gate and waving the paid crisis actors on into the building, as the police had trouble getting them moving fast enough so as to look like a real assault rather than just another rehearsal.

    Reminds me of all those selfless overworked medical personal manning the “overflowing” empty hospitals seen in several videos. There is probably more paper work involved in reporting everything as covid to collect the $13,000 (or 36,000 if they kill the victim with the ventilators) rather than just getting the Normal $3,500 for the regular respiratory ailments. They all know to keep their mouth shut to keep their jobs too.

  23. “Strategic Silence”—Ruling Class Knows We Know It’s Lying. and It DOESN’T CARE

    You know ruling class is Jewish but you don’t say it. You’re no better.

    It’s like some will say blacks are attacking old Asians but won’t say it’s the JEWISH media that spin this into BS.

  24. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Lot

    Nothing obsessive or crazy about being concerned over Jewish control of the media, finance, and the whores in government.

    One should also be terribly concerned and obsessed by the evil perpetrated by the US government on behalf of the racist state of Israel engaging in countless and unethical wars in the Middle East.

    If you are not obsessed with the enormity of this problem you are dishonest, stupid, or a coward.

  25. @lavoisier

    All of the ills of the west can be traced to the small hats.

    • Agree: Sulu
  26. SafeNow says:

    Lying/unreality has of course been the dominant pattern of thought, habit of speech, philosophy, of American communication. I write to note that this gained significant governmental endorsement by reason of the impeachment trial, because of the Dems’ brazenly falsifying presentation. Mr. Justice Jackson, dissenting in Korematsu (the internment case), wrote that the decision would “lie about, like a loaded weapon.” Brazen falsifying by the U.S. government will now, in the same way, lie about. While Korematsu was (and still is) the LAW of the federal government, outrageous falsifying is now the communication style.

    I can’t prove it, but I suspect that a team of trial-monitoring analysts in China has already concluded the above, and it will be a key point in their report on the Senate trial. (And, they are reading this right now — Hi there! – happy Lunar New Year!)

  27. Strategic Silence—conveying information to the listener by omitting a key fact, as opposed to saying aloud that you’re not going to mention it—must be some other rhetorical figure, not apophasis. I leave it to your own researches.

    Can’t figure it out, sir, being congenitally unreligious, but it may fall under the Sin of Omission. Or Commission; it’s a deep dive, into all sorts of Scholastic sophistry.
    But any roads on, it’s definitely a Sin, but seemingly mostly Venial rather than Mortal. To Europeans, that is.

  28. @Observator

    These may be what’s known in the law books as “Clintonian Suicides”.

  29. Our rulers now know that they’re free to act with absolute impunity. How we’ll burn later in the gulags knowing that our last, best chance to hold them accountable was lost on Black Wednesday. When our insurgent forces met just one serious defender and took a single casualty, they surrendered. You can be damn sure that we’ll never again come that close to regaining our liberty.
    Looks like all George III would have needed to do was give every Colonist the equivalent of $100, and the Colonies would be under the Crown to this day.

  30. @Mr. Anon

    It’s like they’ve never seen Scarface, which came out in – what? – 1983. Maybe a lot of feebs are just stupid.

    FEEBs ARE stupid, but they cover their incompetent tracks. They don’t do arrests well, but looking at the idiot female agent and soft, gentle, dull-eyed, faggy-looking FEEB that got killed along with her, I can see why that deal was a fail. But face it, everything FBI lands on gets covered over, from the Murrah Building to 9-11, to Gabby Giffords, you name it, if the FBI lands on it, it’s over, it slips into the tar-pit and never re-emerges. They ought to have called the U.S. Marshals to go get the guy. They have been carefully considering those cameras and the RING cams when they plan raids for years. WTF is wrong with FBI? What, they needed a memo? FBI doesn’t do arrests, period.

    And for all we know (I’d bet most likely), the op was a created crime and the perp was set up and someone at FBI made the false judgment the suspect was a wuss. Operational Spinout. The entire FBI apparatus is corrupt, EEOC’d into a completely incompetent law enforcement idiocrasy.

  31. The thing you should look out for: A story denying something that was never reported in the first place. If you have an eye for this it happens a lot more than you think.

  32. gT says:
    @jsinton

    There is no war on White People. The USA and Europe are no longer needed that is all. You see the USA and Europe were only good for keeping other nations underdeveloped via the World Bank and IMF, NATO armed forces and all the 3 letter agencies. But that is not enough, what is needed is genocide for the other nations.

    At the end there is only supposed to be the Jews and the poor , and the poor must not be too high IQ so they can be easily ruled. You do know which continent supplies those with the lowest IQ right?

    So there is no war on White People, it is just business, Zionist supremacy business, nothing personal. Another country in the Far East has been empowered to replace the USA and Europe on the world’s stage as that country in the Far East has no problem with genocide, its not just content with keeping other nations underdeveloped. (Of course that other country in the Far East has to pretend that it has the other nations interests at heart, just like the US and Europe have always pretended to have other nations interests at heart while doing everything in their power to keep the other nations down).

    But if White People do not wake up as to what is happening around them they will be going extinct, along with all Goyim with brains. Some White People will definitely be keep alive for sexual abuse purposes though.

    • Troll: Mulga Mumblebrain
  33. @Mr. Anon

    Not to mention the rubber dog-shit vibration sensors in the yard.

  34. We know they are lying,
    they know they are lying,
    they know we know they are lying,
    we know they know we know they are lying,
    but they are still lying.

    -Solzhenitsyn

  35. @El Dato

    Provocation. They’ve been talking about a ‘White supremacist’ uprising in this country since, oh, Timothy McVeigh back in the 90s, and they’re still waiting.

    But I’m sure it won’t be long now! Have you noticed how they’ve starting referring to us as ‘terrorists’ lately? Here’s my advice: don’t attend any outdoor wedding parties in the future.

  36. @lavoisier

    If you are not obsessed with the enormity of this problem you are dishonest, stupid, or a coward.

    Or else he’s Jewish. If not, then he’s one of the most persistent zio-trolls I’ve ever encountered. He’s been commenting here at Unz for at least 5 – 6 years now, always defending the Little Hats.

  37. Rich says:

    The Jan 6 Capitol protest reminds me a bit of the Easter Rebellion in Ireland in 1916, with a lot less death. A group of nationalist Irish occupied a government building, fought government forces and surrendered. From everything I’ve read, before the British began executing the Irish nationalists, the overwhelming majority of Irish citizens supported remaining part of Britain. As the Brits began executing the nationalists, support started to shift until a much larger minority of Irishmen supported independence. Maybe we’ll get a similar result here, as the Feds begin handing down ridiculously large sentences on selfie taking protesters, we could see Americans suddenly shifting their allegiances.

  38. “They don’t care.”

    I think that it is more like they are just pressing the same old buttons and can’t figure out why they don’t work any more.

  39. Truth says:

    Derb, with all possible respect, and I truly love you man… your delivery is getting a little… musty.

    My friend, if you want to bring your message to an audience beyond old white men in nursing homes who have taken the suicide shot anyway, you are going to have to spice it up a little for a new demographic.

    Case in point…

    https://worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video-c.php?v=wshhq84vn918A0W73439#comments-arena

  40. It would be one thing if the ruling cabal were reasonably coherent and intelligently self-interested.

    After all, if we are cattle belonging to a competent rancher, we can rest assured we’ll be properly fed, kept from wandering onto the interstate, protected from the Tsetse Fly, whatever. All may not be to our liking, but we won’t be pointlessly abused or neglected.

    Sadly, I’m fairly sure that’s not the paradigm. There is no wise rancher. We’re all in a school bus careening wildly down a mountain road, and hysterical baboons are fighting over the steering wheel.

    Not my first choice, but bring on the intelligent oligarchy. Please.

    • Replies: @Mark Tapley
  41. Art Deco says:
    @Mr. Anon

    Police officers have personal problems, rather like the rest of us.

  42. Blissex says:
    @Mr. Anon

    «Only a moron would believe all that sanctimonious drivel about the “Temple of Democracy” being violated. I’m sure most of the establishment media people wouldn’t be offended if BLM had done as much.»

    You may be forgetting the “woke” assault on and occupation of the Capitol to stop a constitutional vote and intimidate senators to change their vote in 2018:

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/10/04/politics/kavanaugh-protests-us-capitol/
    https://www.workers.org/2018/10/39345/
    «At the vote confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 6, woman after woman screamed out in protest from the Senate gallery and was carried away by guards. […] People were pounding in outrage on the closed entrance to the Senate floor. […] U.S. Capitol Police said a total of 164 people were arrested that day for “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.” […] The depth of opposition to Kavanaugh was revealed when on Oct. 4 over a thousand people from throughout the country, mostly women, demonstrated on Capitol Hill. […] At the Senate Hart Office Building, crowds saying “NO” to sexual assault and to the reactionary agenda that Kavanaugh represents flooded the atrium and every floor. Over 300 chanting, militant protesters were arrested that day. […] There were too many acts of indignation and outrage at Kavanaugh’s nomination to list them all. […] Outrage against Kavanaugh broke out initially on July 9 at the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill […] During Senate Judiciary Committee hearings the first week in September, over 227 demonstrators were arrested.»

    https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142161696
    «Protesters opposed to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court targeted the offices of swing vote Republican senators Thursday to pressure them to vote against President Donald Trump’s nominee […] About two dozen people were arrested outside the office of Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, according to a police officer on the scene. Defiantly blocking the hallway in front of Corker’s office, […] The senator was not there, his staff said. The protesters then moved down the hall to the office of Sen. Susan Collins»

    • Replies: @Mulga Mumblebrain
  43. People used to wonder whether economic development would cause the Chinese Communist Party to accept political pluralism.

    In fact the reverse has happened – the USA is heading for one-party rule, and an official Party Line that cannot be questioned, on pain of losing your livelihood.

  44. We are told that four, five, seven people died as a result of the riot on 6th January.

    Two of these were police officers who committed suicide in days after the riot; another was police officer Sicknick who appears to have died of natural causes shortly afterwards; and a further two were middle-aged rioters who died of excitement (stroke and heart attack respectively).

    This leaves only two deaths that can reasonably be attributed to rioting: Ashley Babbitt who was shot dead by a police officer; and a demonstrator who was trampled to death by the crowd.

  45. Blissex says:
    @lavoisier

    «being concerned over Jewish control of the media»

    That is the usual racialist paranoia, which has been largely disproved recently: Trump gave the Likud party pretty much everything they wanted, and still the Likud could not help or defend him from the constant media attacks from the neoliberal/globalist media. The USA media are not controlled by Likud, never mind the imaginary category “the jews”, they are largely controlled by the USA elites of the neoliberal/neocon globalist kind. Not for nothing J Bezos the arch-globalist bought the Washington Post.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  46. E_Perez says:
    @Lot

    Derb has written at least a dozen articles about Jews over the years.

    Oh yes, he has!
    And since it seems you haven’t read any of them, Lot, I can cite from one of his attacks on Kevin McDonald:

    Derbyshire’s general position – when confronted with Jewish overrepresentation in US media and Bolshevik massacres – is

    Shakespeare’s Bianca would have said: “The more fool they.”

    In clear:
    Derbyshire considers both, the victims of Jewish overrepresentation in US media (that’s you and me) and the victims of Jewish Bolshevik terror (that’s millions of slaughtered Russians), “fools”, because they let themselves be dominated by such a minority.

    Read his Jew grovelling articles like his incoherent attacks on Kevin McDonald: “The Marx of the Anti-Semites”.
    http://www.kevinmacdonald.net/DerbRevCofC.htm

    Never read an intellectually poorer argumentation.

    • Replies: @Lot
  47. @Blissex

    ‘…That is the usual racialist paranoia…’

    If only you were right. I would prefer it; I really would.

    Unfortunately, it’s getting to be a bit like arguing there are no rocks in Yosemite; the evidence to the contrary is pretty hard to ignore.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  48. @Observator

    ‘…Speaking of coverage absent in the MSM, there must be a tale behind the two Capitol policemen who committed suicide –one allegedly on the way to work!- after their participation in the events of Jan. 6. It’s hard to picture two veteran officers so traumatized that they couldn’t take it any longer. I find it a lot easier to wonder if they saw something they shouldn’t have, and needed to be visited by a CIA/NSA team…’

    What’s really telling is that such speculations are starting to sound plausible.

    Things are getting pretty whacked-out.

  49. MrToad says:

    Speaking of “no expenses spared” federal investigations, any word on the Nashville domestic terrorist attack from those “straight shootin’ law enforcement professionals” at Wray’s Federal Bureau of Matters?

  50. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Colin Wright

    Unfortunately, it’s getting to be a bit like arguing there are no rocks in Yosemite; the evidence to the contrary is pretty hard to ignore.

    Agree.

    And one has to wonder why individuals choose to ignore the overwhelming evidence for Jewish control.

    It cannot simply be due to good faith differences of opinion.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  51. @Dr. X

    And it’s working too. Everyone from the first day they are inducted into the government propaganda centers (public school), read or listen to the Jew MSM while being constantly exposed to the Frankfurt School anti western, anti-white propaganda along with the never ending false science of global warming and now the 24\7 fake virus. The Zionists just want obedient livestock to fit like cogs in the socialist system.

    The aim is for everyone to be a docile sheep grazing on the global plantation while taking orders and getting their gene therapy GMO injection mandated the government (for your own good of course). There is no place for dissent, alternative opinion or to be left alone. You don’t want to be called an anti-semite do you?

  52. @lavoisier

    ‘…And one has to wonder why individuals choose to ignore the overwhelming evidence for Jewish control…’

    We — or at least I — have been very, very thoroughly conditioned.

    I have an elderly and quite liberal half-aunt (born in 1940). I’ve often argued for the inferiority of blacks with her — and felt pretty good about it.

    I was looking at some email I just sent her where I referred to the Jewish role in all this nonsense. Unlike as with the blacks, I was genuinely horrified at what I had said.

    But…but… that’s antisemitic!

    It’s amazing how well we’ve been trained. I feel like my dog probably felt when he forgot himself and nipped one of us.

  53. Lot says:
    @E_Perez

    I have read everything Derb has written for 15 years. Before Unz I used to check in weekly at his old site olimu.com.

    High IQ and sane far right people like Jews (and NE Asians) and somewhat identify with them. Derb’s a math writer and computer programmer. KMac got a degree in education from UConn, similar to fellow pretentious twat DrJillBiden.

  54. Dan Hayes says:
    @lavoisier

    The overriding concern of J Derbyshire is to avoid being defenestrationed for committing the sins of Joe Sobran!

  55. @Miro23

    BLM and Woke collaborators? Patrons more like. Wealthy individuals and corporations fund BLM and Antifa and that’s one reason why the radicals commit their crimes with impunity. Obviously, the wealthy donors think that they can control their pets. Maybe they’ll end up like the Russian fashionista intellectuals. Only time will tell.

  56. @Digital Samizdat

    If you believe the superdeterminism aspect of quantum theory, then there are no ‘choices’ and nothing is ‘staged’ because all that happens or ever will happen was determined at the Big Bang. ‘Freedom of choice’ is an illusion.

  57. @Mark Tapley

    If anthropogenic climate destabilisation is a ‘hoax’, what is causing the disappearance of Arctic sea ice and montane glaciers, thawing permafrost, megafires, warming seas causing the migration of fish species and death of cold water species like giant kelp etc?

    • Replies: @Hillaire
    , @Mark Tapley
  58. @Blissex

    ‘Incommoding’? Locking themselves in the toilets, and not coming out? Brilliant tactic!!

  59. Another trick they have been playing a lot lately, in conjunction with this whole “Strategic Silence” game, is that they use white men to spout an opinion on behalf of all white men where the opinion in question is completely the opposite of what most people actually think and then they hype that as if it is true because they are trying to construct public opinion around their preferred talking points. For example, if you watch the mainstream media you get the impression that everyone is deeply interested in social equity/justice at the border. In fact, most people enthusiastically support finishing the wall and restricting illegal immigration. This happens so often that I ended just ignoring the news for the last few months. It truly is all fake and filled with propaganda and lies.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  60. Fr. John says:
    @omegabooks

    Actually, you CAN fix psychopathy. Trial, death sentence.

    This type of behavior is endemic of a certain (((type))) of individual, and is a hallmark of Diabolical Narcissism, which Ann B has written a lot about, and has YT vids up about.

  61. @Digital Samizdat

    I am glad Derb is at least interested in the insanity of the election/riot/impeachment/Time Magazine cabal/media cover-up story. I can’t imagine anything more interesting, important and useful than to figure out and expose what the hell really happened to our country between Nov. 3 and Jan. 20. (Including the possibility that everything was really on the up-and-up although that seems like the least likely hypothesis of all).

    It’s frankly bizarre how little attention or interest it even draws from the other Unz bloggers. Steve Sailer in particular has refused to say a word about about any of it, preferring instead to carp about replacing statues and renaming middle schools and similar trivia. A real disappointment, IMHO.

    The involvement of Republicans and the Chamber of Commerce as documented in the Time Magazine Article is especially interesting. Why are Republicans so adamant that the Democrats totally didn’t, couldn’t, and wouldn’t ever cheat and that any investigation is treason? Why are Republicans so interested in protecting Democrats? They even got to Trump’s lawyers and pressured them to keep the allegations out of the impeachment trial.

    The implosion of former president Donald Trump’s legal team comes as Trump remains fixated on arguing at his second impeachment trial that the 2020 election was stolen from him, a defense that advisers warn is ill-conceived and Republican strategists fear will fuel the growing divide in the GOP.

    The implosion of former president Donald Trump’s legal team comes as Trump remains fixated on arguing at his second impeachment trial that the 2020 election was stolen from him, a defense that advisers warn is ill-conceived and Republican strategists fear will fuel the growing divide in the GOP.

    South Carolina lawyer Karl S. “Butch” Bowers Jr. and four other attorneys who recently signed on to represent the former president abruptly parted ways with him this weekend, days before his Feb. 9 Senate trial for his role in inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol. On Sunday evening, Trump’s office announced two new lawyers were taking over his defense. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-legal-team-exited-after-he-insisted-impeachment-defense-focus-be-on-false-claims-of-election-fraud/2021/01/31/5af05d04-63e9-11eb-8c64-9595888caa15_story.html

    BTW, I highly recommend Patrick Byrne’s essays at Deepcapture.com about his time with Trump’s shambolic anti-fraud team. His experiences with the personalities involved (Rudy/Trump/Flynn) are fascinating. are https://www.deepcapture.com/2021/02/how-djt-lost-the-white-house-chapter-5-the-chaos-january-6-20/

  62. Sulu says:
    @Mr. Anon

    On the one hand I find the notion that those two Capitol Police officers were murdered to silence them to be silly. The federal government already has a potent means to buy their silence – it pays them. They work for the federal government. You want to keep your job? Better shut up. It works.

    Maybe both cops are drunks. Alcoholism is not uncommon with cops and drunks are notorious for not being able to keep their mouth shut. But I have to suspect it came down to what they saw. If they were witness to something too explosive that could potentially hang too many powerful people I can easily see someone up the ladder of command signing their death warrant. As a matter of fact it’s hard for me to see it any other way.

    Sulu

  63. Hillaire says:
    @Mulga Mumblebrain

    This comment is the perfect illustration of why mankind is in the mess it is in, presumably this individual is referring to fossil fuel created excess CO2.. a nonsense akin to the covid hoax… a toxic morass of fake scientism, shoddy computer models, elitist population control, and the politics of the insane… Ill refer him to the hockey stick ‘controversy’.

    he should also consider the mechanisms of water vapour and the changing nature of our climate engine the sun.. but he probably wont because he is a cultist. he probably believes killbill gatz the woody allen of windows an ‘expert on both climate change and global health’ who according to the BBC is a genius and concurs with his plans to blot out the SUN..

    There are very serious problems with our environment and our food the seas are full of micro plastic and toxic chemicals dumped by immoral multinationals as are your children and pets ..our treatment of fellow wildlife is despicable. You have all been injected with debililitating toxins and your food has no nutrition..
    all caused by the same corporate miscreants that brought you global warming and Theta fucking Gruntberg.

    avoid this idiot.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  64. @Magic Dirt

    Ran out of [Agree]s, Mr. Dirt, but I’ll see your few months and raise you ~22 years. I have your same opinion but on steroids.

  65. @Mulga Mumblebrain

    The climate change hoax was first first promulgated by the Club of Rome established in 1968 as part of the Zionist syndicate including the Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group, Concil on Foreign Relations and the British Royal Inst. of Foreign Affairs. The Club of Rome instigated the global warming (now climate change) in order to deindustrialize and gian control of the nations under the guise of greenhouse gas emissions.

    [MORE]

    The main Zionist propagandist for this scam for the last 30 years has been the shabbos goy Senator Al Gore who took over from his senator father in shilling for Occidental Petroleum head, Russian Jew Armand Hammer. Just as a side note, Al Gore’s daughter’s husband is international banking Jew (one of the foremost backers of the Bolshevik (Jew) Revolution) Jacob Schiffs great grandson. Gore has been making catastrophic predictions of “only ten more years” since he started fronting for this particular Zionist hoax. They had been pulling out all the stops, even bringing in the retarded looking teenager Greta who cruised over from Europe in a yacht formerly owned by the Rothschilds. All a good stage for the Jew MSM that you believe in. The crew then caught one of those Co2 spewing jets to go back.

    The big culprit according to the elite’s climatologist whores is of course carbon dioxide. Going from memory I believe it only consists of ap. 0.02 % of the atmosphere. Of this minute amount mankind contributes less that 1%. It should be understood that this tiny amount that we have is absolutely critical for the planet and without it all plants would die, then so would we. Lately the impending doom of “climate change” along with the carbon credit bamboozle and of course the total control of all the elite’s global plantation livestock has been put on the back burner while Klaus Schwab and Bill Gates fly around in their private jets from their expensive and luxurious estates to lecture all of the livestock about the “great reset” with the help of the Rockefeller founded CDC and Gates controlled WHO and the Jew MSM they can disseminate their fear campaign 24\7 on the long planned fake virus, fake test, fake numbers and mRNA chemotherapy injection.

    There is so much information on the global warming fraud I will not go into it but just include a video.
    It should also be noted that the so-called “greenhouse gas effect” is a complete fabrication as explained at Principia Scientific. The Zionists always keep some type of manufactured “crisis” or conflict in front of the people at all times. The last thing the elite want is a peaceful society of free individuals going unmolested about their business.

  66. @Colin Wright

    Efficient cost effective management of all the livestock is the aim of all good ranchers as its is on the global Zionist plantation. This will require austere measures and a severe culling of all “useless eaters.” This will necessitate that the herd be moved into the Agenda 2030-21 holding pen and vaccinated with the mRNA chemotherapy injection. Things may at times seem chaotic but that happens sometimes when the herd is being driven too fast. Klaus Schwab, Chairman of the World Economic Forum and one of the top ranchers along with mega land owner and eugenicist Bill Gates says that the livestock will own nothing and be happy. Seems to be a lot like the “workers paradise” plantation in the old Jew run Soviet Union. We all know how that turned out.

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