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Having been raised in a Western democratic political environment, Americans (and yes, others as well, but most especially Americans) have been by design infused from birth with a conviction that some form of a multi-party electoral system – which we can loosely term “democracy” – is, even with the occasional flaw, the right way, the only way, the way God intended when He designed the Universe. It is not unfair to state that Americans generally believe – because this is what they have been taught since birth – that all nations aspire to their superior and enlightened form of government and that, as these nations develop, they will naturally gravitate toward that which Americans hold to be true – that “democracy“, however defined, is a “universal value” because it represents the pinnacle of civilisation. Indeed, “democracy” is very often presented as a reflection of “the yearnings of all mankind“.

But these opinions and convictions appear for the most part to be unexamined positions, seemingly never having been openly challenged or even discussed, positions which, through generations of intense and incessant propaganda reinforcement have obtained the status of revealed religious truths which cannot be questioned because they are by nature not questionable. I have covered in detail the propaganda myths and tactics leading to this situation, in a series of articles in an E-book titled Bernays and Propaganda. It contains all the necessary references and would be worth your time to read and understand how deeply this has permeated into American society.[1]BERNAYS AND PROPAGANDA

https://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/wp-content/upload...DA.pdf

The false propaganda campaign to insinuate the theology of democracy into the American psyche began in the early 1900s with Edward Bernays and Walter Lippmann, two Jews taking instruction from a Rothschild and the City of London. Lippman and Bernays wrote of their open contempt for a “malleable and hopelessly ill-informed public” in America. Lippmann had already written that the people in a democracy were simply “a bewildered herd” of “ignorant and meddlesome outsiders” who should be maintained only as “interested spectators”, to be controlled by the (Jewish) “secret government”. They concluded that in a multi-party electoral system (a democracy), public opinion had to be “created by an organized intelligence” and “engineered by an invisible government”, with the people relegated to the status of uninformed observers, a situation that has existed without interruption in the US for the past 95 years. “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.[2] Bernays and Propaganda – Democracy Control

Bernays claimed a necessity to apply “the discipline of science”, i.e., the psychology of propaganda, to the workings of democracy, where his social engineers “would provide the modern state with a foundation upon which a new stability might be realized”. This was what Lippmann termed the necessity of “intelligence and information control” in a democracy, stating that propaganda “has a legitimate and desirable part to play in our democratic system”. Both men pictured modern American society as being dominated by “a relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses”. To Bernays, this was the “logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized”, failing to note that it was his Jewish European masters who organised it this way in the first place.

Lippman and Bernays were not independent in their perverted view of propaganda as a “necessity” of democracy, any more than they were in war marketing, drawing their theories and instruction from their Zionist masters in the City of London, and in fact testing it in the UK before bringing it to the US. The multi-party electoral system was not designed and implemented because it was the most advanced form of government but rather because it alone offered the greatest opportunities to corrupt politicians through control of money and to manipulate public opinion through control of the press. In his book ‘The Engineering of Consent‘, Bernays baldly stated that “The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process”. In other words, the essence of a democracy is that a few “invisible people” manipulate the bewildered herd into believing they are in control of a transparent system of government, by choosing one of two pre-selected candidates who are already bought and paid for by the same invisible people.

After the political fallout of the Vietnam war and Nixon’s resignation, Bernays’ secret government went into overdrive and the American political landscape changed forever. A major part of this ‘democratic overdrive’ was the almost immediate creation in 1973 of a US-based think tank called ‘the Trilateral Commission’, which focused on “the crisis of democracy“, which was exhibiting clear signs of going where no man should go. Their first major report, published by New York University in 1975, was titled, “The Crisis of Democracy”,[3]https://www.trilateral.org/download/doc/crisis_of_de...cy.pdf[4]https://ia800305.us.archive.org/29/items/TheCrisisOf...xt.pdf a lead writer of which was a Harvard professor named Samuel Huntington. In the paper, Huntington stated that “The 1960’s witnessed an upsurge of democratic fervor in America”, with an alarming increase of citizens participating in marches, protests and demonstrations, all evidence of “a reassertion of equality as a goal in social, economic and political life”, equality being something no democracy can afford. He claimed, “The essence of the democratic surge of the 1960’s was a general challenge to existing systems of authority, public and private. In one form or another, it manifested itself in the family, the university, business, public and private associations, politics, the governmental bureaucracy, and the military services.

Huntington, who had been a propaganda consultant to the US government during its war on Vietnam, further lamented that the common people no longer considered the elites and bankers to be superior and felt little obligation or duty to obey. Huntington concluded that the US was suffering from “an excess of democracy”, writing that “the effective operation of a democratic political system usually requires apathy and noninvolvement”, stating this was crucial because it was precisely these qualities of the public that “enabled democracy to function effectively”.

He ended his report by stating that “the vulnerability of democracy, essentially the ‘crisis of democracy’”, stemmed from a society that was becoming educated and was participating, and that the nation needed “a more balanced existence” with what he called “desirable limits to the extension of political democracy”. In other words, the real crisis in democracy was that the people were beginning to believe in the “government by the people, for the people” part, and not only actually becoming involved but beginning to despise and disobey those who had been running the country solely for their own financial and political advantage. And of course, the solution was to engineer a social situation with less education and democracy and more authority from the secret (Jewish) government. Democracy, according to Huntington, consisted of the appearance but not the substance, a construct whereby the shrewd elites selected candidates for whom the people could pretend to vote, but who would be controlled by, and obey their masters. Having thus participated in ‘democracy’, the people would be expected to return to their normal state of apathy and noninvolvement.

In other words, the ignorance necessary for the maintenance of a multi-party government system was at risk of being eroded by students who were actually learning things that Bernays’ secret government didn’t want them to learn. The Commission stated it was especially concerned with schools and universities that were not doing their job of “properly indoctrinating the young” and that “we have to have more moderation in democracy”. From there, the path forward was clear: young people in America would now be “properly indoctrinated” by both the public school system and the universities, so as to become “more moderate”. And more ignorant.

Before Huntington and the student activism of the 1960s, we had another renowned expert on propaganda, politics and fascism, in the person of another American Jew, Harold Lasswell, who has been admiringly described as “a leading American political scientist and communications theorist, specializing in the analysis of propaganda”, with claims Lasswell was “ranked among the half dozen creative innovators in the social sciences in the twentieth century”. Like Lippman and Bernays before him, and Huntington et al after him, Lasswell was of the opinion that democracy could not sustain itself without a credentialed elite shaping, molding and controlling public opinion through propaganda. He stated that if the elites lacked the necessary force to compel obedience from the masses, then ‘social managers’ must turn to “a whole new technique of control, largely through propaganda”, because of the “ignorance and superstition of the masses”. He claimed that society should not succumb to “democratic dogmatisms about men being the best judges of their own interests”, because they were not. Further, “the best judges are the elites, who must, therefore, be ensured of the means to impose their will, for the common good”. The Rockefeller and other Foundations and think-tanks have been slowly executing this advice now for almost 100 years.

Democracy had always been hyped in the West as the most perfect form of government, but under the influence of an enormous propaganda campaign it soon morphed into the pinnacle of enlightened human evolution, and to a religion in its own right, certainly in the minds of Americans, but in the West generally. Since a multi-party electoral system formed the underpinnings of external (foreign and parasitic) control of the US government, it was imperative to inject this fiction directly into the American psyche. They did so, to the extent that “democracy”, with its thousands of meanings, is today equivalent to a bible passage – a message from God that by its nature cannot be questioned. Bernays and his people were the source of the deep, abiding – and patently false – conviction in every American heart that democracy is a “universal value”. One of the most foolish and persistent myths these people created was the fairytale that as every people evolved toward perfection and enlightenment, their DNA would mutate and they would develop a God-given, perhaps genetic, craving for a multi-party political system. This conviction is entirely nonsense, without a shred of historical or other evidence to support it, a foolish myth created to further delude the bewildered herd.

In an article in the NYT,[1]BERNAYS AND PROPAGANDA

https://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/wp-content/upload...DA.pdf
Jason Stanley and Vesla Weaver noted “The philosopher Elizabeth Anderson argued that when political ideals diverge very widely from reality, the ideals themselves may prevent us from seeing the gap. When the official story differs greatly from the reality of practice, the official story becomes a kind of mask that prevents us from perceiving it.[5]American Dystopia – the Propaganda Mask and the Utopia Syndrome
https://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/politics/1514/
This means that if propaganda is not only incessant and pervasive but if its tenets are too far removed from factual truth, the victims of this propaganda lose their ability to separate fact from fiction and become unable to recognise the discrepancy between their beliefs and their real world, believing their world corresponds with the religiously-inspired tenets of their propaganda even when it patently and most obviously does not correspond. The theory is not intuitively obvious, but it is heavily supported by facts. The flaws inherent in a multi-party electoral system are so overwhelming, so blindingly obvious, and so serious, yet so apparently perfectly transparent.

The subsequent articles in this series will explore these flaws, one by one. I would make one final comment here: In The Crisis of Democracy, Huntington openly admitted that “the democratic process“, i.e., subordinates selecting their leaders and/or deciding the overall trajectory of any institution, would almost inevitably lead to failure. Huntington: “A university where teaching appointments are subject to approval by students may be a more democratic university but it is not likely to be a better university. In similar fashion, armies in which the commands of officers have been subject to veto by the collective wisdom of their subordinates have almost invariably come to disaster on the battlefield. The arenas where democratic procedures are appropriate are, in short, limited.” If this isn’t clear, the man is saying that “democracy” fails everywhere it has been tried, but maintains that it is nevertheless “appropriate” for national and other governments. This is one of the schizophrenic flaws we will explore.

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Mr. Romanoff’s writing has been translated into 32 languages and his articles posted on more than 150 foreign-language news and politics websites in more than 30 countries, as well as more than 100 English language platforms. Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He is one of the contributing authors to Cynthia McKinney’s new anthology ‘When China Sneezes’. (Chapt. 2 — Dealing with Demons).

His full archive can be seen at:

https://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/ and https://www.moonofshanghai.com/

He can be contacted at:

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Notes

[1] BERNAYS AND PROPAGANDA

https://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BERNAYS-AND-PROPAGANDA.pdf

[2] Bernays and Propaganda – Democracy Control

[3] https://www.trilateral.org/download/doc/crisis_of_democracy.pdf

[4] https://ia800305.us.archive.org/29/items/TheCrisisOfDemocracy-TrilateralCommission-1975/crisis_of_democracy_text.pdf

[5] American Dystopia – the Propaganda Mask and the Utopia Syndrome
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  1. John1955 says:

    =The false propaganda campaign to insinuate the theology of democracy into the American psyche began in the early 1900s with Edward Bernays and Walter Lippmann, two Jews=

    Well, for every Jewy poison there is an effective American detox…

    “Notes on Democracy” by H. L. Mencken, published in 1926:

    https://archive.org/details/notesondemocracy0000menc/page/n9/mode/2up

    CONTENTS
    I. Democratic Man
    1. His Appearance in the World
    2. Varieties of Homo Sapiens
    3. The New Psychology
    4. Politics Under Democracy
    5. The Role of the Hormones
    6. Envy as a Philosophy
    7. Liberty and Democratic Man
    8. The Effects Upon Progress
    9. The Eternal Mob
    ……………………………………………………

  2. Thrallman says:

    The philosopher Elizabeth Anderson argued that when political ideals diverge very widely from reality, the ideals themselves may prevent us from seeing the gap. When the official story differs greatly from the reality of practice, the official story becomes a kind of mask that prevents us from perceiving it.

    Is that why American conservatives don’t see the contradiction between their political ideology and their religion? You can search the Old and New Testaments in vain for any mention of democracy. The contradiction between the First Amendment and the First Commandment is enormous. The First Amendment promises free exercise of religion, the First Commandment applies the death penalty.

    Democracy, rule by the rabble, is never appropriate. A republican government, of mature men of independent means, may be appropriate for some countries, but not others. Republican government requires common interests and mutual respect. An empire, made up of disparate conquered peoples, does not fulfill this requirement. At this point in history, the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America are empires.

    For example, take Iraq. The pundits talked about how Iraqis needed to learn about democracy. What insulting baloney! Any four year old can understand whoever gets the most votes wins. What separates (WASP) New England from Iraq is that in New England, if you lost an election, your taxes increased. In Iraq, it was suicide bombers and artillery.

    Diversity and democracy don’t mix.

    • Agree: Voltara, HdC
  3. meamjojo says:

    The best form of government is run one by a strongman. As long as I am that strongman.

    • Agree: Stogumber, Alden
    • LOL: Ann Nonny Mouse
  4. Government by consent of the governed is a noble idea. But it fails in the implementation due to corruption. Corruption is enherent in human nature.

    If the world is the earthly state of human existence (you may say it is not) the mother of worldly problems is the problem of evil.

    • Agree: mocissepvis
    • Thanks: Joe Levantine
  5. Thing is that “democracy” is but one of the faces that corporate managementalism takes on in the ever-expanding quest to encompass all of reality. The face that the terrorist USEUNATO conglomerate preferred to disguise itself as. What the Russians and Chinese operate are other perversions of it that’ve branched out of that same conceptual abstraction.

    So while the US-led terrorists have their claws behind everything from ISIS/al-Qaeda to plandemic, the Chinese and Russians mobilise, or lock down, their citizens, taking advantage of the chaos the West excels in creating, to ensure their continued businesslike dealing with their Western peers.

    It can be said it’s natural for the lot of them to converge since there’s a level of commonality in origin and purpose, with plenty of sociopolitical, cultural, etc., ramifications to go on and on over the bullshit for centuries.

    Meanwhile the pretexts, be they “climate change”, “zero covid”, “Ukrop neo-nazis”, “white supremacism”, even classics like “antisemitism”, just keep on coming to separate taxcattle from their own capacity to take on the initiative for a national project.

    Any of those will also be as good as the next one to justify their imprisonment or sending the prisoners to war to maintain world “order” and business as usual.

    Whoever had it as easy as priests, preachers, rabbis, etc., getting the “freedom of religion” tax-free bucks for spewing bollocks and nonsense.

  6. Daemon says:
    @meamjojo

    For once meamjojo says something does that not automatically make me want to punch him in the face

    • Agree: Lurker
    • LOL: Biff
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  7. Democracy is bad. But morality and religion is far far worse. Morality is the reason the West will collapse. Moral goodwill is anti nature and nature is supreme. Morality doesn’t exist in the wild, only power and domination…..survival of the fittest. When the west got brainwashed by the bullshit backward cult called Christianity things went down….way way down the drain. When the white man was ruling with an iron fist, with domination and pride in his self belief he ruled the world, traversed oceans and built civilizations. Democracy is useless but the foundation of society is crumbling because of this obsession with moral goodwill. Simple as that. Look at nature and learn, not at false gods and fake idols which are obviously man made mumbo jumbo. A society will flourish only under a hard fist rule of extremes, of strict laws. Morality, democracy, multiculturalism, summer love…..these are feminine principles that will devour the organism. And this is why China will rule the world in the coming decades and centuries ….the CCP understood this basic formulae and implemented it fantastically.

  8. onebornfree says: • Website

    Democracy is a scam.

    But so what, how does that make it any different from any other enforced rule over individuals, eg communism, fascism and all imagined variants thereof ?

    As for the power of the Bernays “democracy is god” designed propaganda for idiots, there was at least one individual living at that time who was intelligent and independent-minded enough to see through it all.

    That person was H.L, Mencken:

    “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”H. L. Mencken

    “I confess I enjoy democracy immensely. It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing. ” H.L. Mencken

    “Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.” H. L. Mencken

    “Democracy is a sort of laughing gas. It will not cure anything, perhaps, but it unquestionably stops the pain.” H. L. Mencken,

    “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”H. L. Mencken,

    “If x is the population of the United States and y is the degree of imbecility of the average American, then democracy is the theory that x times y is less than y.” H. L. Mencken,

    “All of democracy’s axioms “resolve themselves into thundering paradoxes, many amounting to downright contradictions in terms. The mob is competent to rule the rest of us – but it must be rigorously policed itself. There is a government, not of men, but laws – but men are set upon benches to decide finally what the law is and may be.”H. L. Mencken,

    Regards, onebornfreeatyahoo

  9. JR Foley says:

    “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.”

    “Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of jackals by jackasses.”

    Was H L Mencken onto Joe Biden before Amtrak ??

  10. The more the diversity,
    the more the perversity!

    • Agree: follyofwar
    • Thanks: Sarah
    • LOL: Trinity
    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
  11. @Thrallman

    Is that why American conservatives don’t see the contradiction between their political ideology and their religion? You can search the Old and New Testaments in vain for any mention of democracy. The contradiction between the First Amendment and the First Commandment is enormous. The First Amendment promises free exercise of religion, the First Commandment applies the death penalty.

    “Religion” (in particular, the Christian religion) is to conservatives what “democracy” is to Jews: a pretext, a facade, a fig leaf to cover their grasp for power, as well as a ruse for legitimizing it. American conservatives no more embrace real Christianity than Jews embrace real democracy.

    • Agree: Curmudgeon, JR Foley
  12. In the Middle Ages, at the University of Bologna, the premier university in the world at the time, “teaching appointments [were] subject to approval by students”–and it worked just fine.

    Also, in George Washington’s Revolutionary Army, officers were voted in or out. If the enlisted men didn’t like their captain, heave-ho, out he’d go. And it worked just fine.

  13. KenR says:

    Democracy is such a sham.

    I’m looking at our election coming up in a few weeks. On the one hand, my Democrat incumbent Congressman is truly an absolute weasel of the first order. On the other hand, the GOP challenger is a literal honest-to-God deep state Ukrainian Jew from “the intelligence community”. Those are my choices. (We’re allowed only two ‘viable’ candidates max). I just have to laugh at this point. Democracy is laughable.

    What really got the scales falling from my eyes was the school board battles we had, which were unbelievable. Sure “macro level” democracy is fraught with peril, but if democracy works anywhere it ought to be at the local level, in hallowed New England town hall style, right?

    Wrong. We faced two series of pitched, truly epic battles. The first one was over the gender identity agenda, the second over critical race theory (CRT). In both cases we lost and lost badly. We got exactly nothing, except for the appellation of “bigots!”. All of this came despite the hard fact that 99+% (easy) of everybody were staunchly and hotly opposed to the handful of activists.

    Democracy? We never even saw the slightest compromise at any level whatsoever. Pure diktat. The skullduggery they arrayed against us was staggering to behold.

    Democracy does not exist, what we have is a theatrical production. Please understand this.

  14. Democracy had always been hyped in the West as the most perfect form of government, but under the influence of an enormous propaganda campaign it soon morphed into the pinnacle of enlightened human evolution, and to a religion in its own right, certainly in the minds of Americans, but in the West generally. Since a multi-party electoral system formed the underpinnings of external (foreign and parasitic) control of the US government, it was imperative to inject this fiction directly into the American psyche. They did so, to the extent that “democracy”, with its thousands of meanings, is today equivalent to a bible passage – a message from God that by its nature cannot be questioned.

    I’m assuming this is the key part which is repeated over and over and over again.

    My question to Mr. Romanoff is this: What alternative do you propose? Quote from Winston Churchill:

    Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.

    Naturally there is a wiki for the topic.

    List of forms of government
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_forms_of_government

    Assuming we ditch badly flawed Democracy, which of those do we adopt?

    • Agree: Stogumber
    • Thanks: Corvinus
  15. @RJ Macready

    1. “…this basic formulae…” proves that you are uneducated. “Formulae” is the plural of “formula”. “This basic formula” and “these basic formulae” are both grammatically correct.

    2. Your contention that “Morality is the reason the West will collapse” is the most foolish statement I have heard in a very long while. The West is collapsing due to immorality.

    Why did Lee Kuan Yew emphasize the need to eradicate “yellow culture”? Why does Xi emphasize the need to fight corruption? Why is K’ung Fu-tze Thought coming back into favor?

    The Village Atheist cracker barrel philosophy you wish to share is laughable.

    • Replies: @Son of a jedi
    , @Realist
  16. Miro23 says:

    In his book ‘The Engineering of Consent‘, Bernays baldly stated that “The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process”. In other words, the essence of a democracy is that a few “invisible people” manipulate the bewildered herd into believing they are in control of a transparent system of government, by choosing one of two pre-selected candidates who are already bought and paid for by the same invisible people.

    It’s the permanent problem of how a powerful and active 2% minority won’t accept rule by a mostly inactive 98% majority.

    Doing it this way tricks the public into thinking that elected governments are legitimate (represent majority opinion). The 2% can do it because they have the money, control the media and can blackmail, bribe and threaten any politician that goes off script. IOW for a politician, the benefits of cooperation with Jews far outweighs the disadvantages.

    Jews provide politicians with security, reelection and media support and a generally comfortable life in exchange for directed voting on certain issues. In contrast, a politician’s troublesome local constituency voters will only give him criticism and hassles.

    The alternative solutions seem to be:

    1) Make democracy local. Keep tax revenue and spending local. Strictly control media coverage and financing of local elections. This is the Swiss system and – as it happens – they have the longest running successful democracy in the world.

    2) Get rid of the fake democracy and introduce a dictatorship. However the result may be even worse. For example a crowd of violent Bolshevik Jews claiming to represent the “workers” or “oppressed minorities”.

    3) Deport the Jews on the basis that they are not playing by Western democratic rules and that they now have their own country. They’re the majority in Israel and can have any political system they want.

    The best and least conflictive answer seems to be 1). For example, the US localizes with counties/ states retaining their tax revenues and organizing their own schools, hospitals, media, banking etc. In fact becoming quasi-independent mini-states like Swiss cantons. Citizens would be obliged to participate and take responsibly for what was happening locally.

    Washington would be faded, along with the Presidency, national media, banking + the constant wars.

    • Replies: @LarryD3
  17. Miro23 says:

    In similar fashion, armies in which the commands of officers have been subject to veto by the collective wisdom of their subordinates have almost invariably come to disaster on the battlefield.

    It looks like a problem of scale. In a small scale tribal world with a lot of conflict (95% of human history) a tribe had to have consensus (unity) and select the most effective leader as a simple matter of survival.

  18. The faults of ‘democracy’ are few. In any ‘capitalist’ economy (there is no such thing as ‘society’ as Thatcher declared)the one and only REAL power is the force of money, which buys politicians by the gross, controls the brainwashing system of the MSM, advertising, ‘entertainment’, PR, ‘think-tanks’ etc almost entirely and can use the power of the ‘markets’ to destroy any ‘democratic’ regime that forgets who is Boss.
    Then you have the mechanisms of capitalist ‘democracy’. A two Party system is preferred, both, these days, Rightwing in supporting rigid social hierarchies, wealth inequality, disempowered workers, minimal social welfare administered sadistically and growing poverty among the serfs. If a Party deviates, as with UK Labour under Corbyn, the entire elite power structure is mobilised to destroy the apostasy. In the Outer Worlds sabotage, subversion, coups and invasions do the needful.
    Elections are ludicrous farces. Voting is mostly voluntary, but adherence to the regime elected, no matter how putrid, is compulsory. Voting systems range from the first past the post in the UK, where a 36% vote on 66% turnout (ie 24% of the eligible voters) gave the Tory Cameron a ‘landslide’ in 2015. Proportional representation brings unstable coalitions, and preferential (ie ranked)voting in Austfailia delivers votes AGAINST various candidates.
    The campaigning itself is a sordid carnival of lies, bribes, threats, character assassination (negative campaigning is now overwhelmingly dominant in much of the West)hate and fear-mongering, appeals to racist jingoism, downward envy directed at the poor and bitter social division along race, class and ideological lines. Indeed societies governed thus are becoming increasingly divided, partisan and mutually hateful.
    And when all is said and done, after, in many cases, election theft, the regimes installed are almost invariably comprised of human detritus, the ones who spent the more or most money, deficient in nous, honour, integrity and capabilities. In other words, utter shits. As for the benefits of capitalist ‘democracy’-let me know if you know of one.

  19. @RJ Macready

    Utterly stupid and malignant ignorance. I sense a little of the incel psychosis operating here.

  20. zard says:

    Since its inception ‘western civilization’ has been infected with the virus of Jewish Christianity which is the cause & source of its politico-economic & ethical/cultural domination by Jews & its corollary contamination & decomposition into egalitarianism, mongrelism & Communism.

  21. Ah, Carl Schmitt, Carl Schmitt! No man like him exists today. Political philosophy in our time is, and for many decades past has been, largely the domain of intellectual pygmies and outright morons
    […]
    it is certain Schmitt would be horrified, but not surprised, at the utter degradation of today’s politics
    […]
    Taking the bull by the horns, the first chapter tackles democracy. Legitimacy is associated, Schmitt says, with democracy, and legitimacy at the time Schmitt wrote meant recognizing the people’s right to self-determination. Popular sovereignty had been the wave of the nineteenth century, it “appeared to have the self-evidence of an irresistible advancing and expanding force.” It seemed allied to “liberalism and freedom”—but was not, because democracy is only an organizational form without content. Only by linking democracy with another concept, such as social or economic relationships, or a national will, or national homogeneity, does democracy acquire content, and even then the content can be wholly inconsistent from place to place, depending on the characteristics and heterogeneity of the population. (In fact, in the Preface, Schmitt denies that a more than nominally heterogenous polity, to the extent it extends the franchise across different groups in society, can be a democracy at all, something modern America is proving him correct about. Schmitt’s focus in other works on the inherency of enmity in any polity also suggests democracy is never workable, as does his point that political equality of all, which he regards as “irresponsible stupidity, leading to the worst chaos, and therefore to even worse injustice,” is “a liberal, not a democratic, idea,” but those are topics for another day)
    https://theworthyhouse.com/2021/06/22/the-crisis-of-parliamentary-democracy-carl-schmitt/ , bold writing mine

    • Thanks: Bert
  22. “Democrary” in a simple way is just a catchy PR slogan to pacify your citizens and make them good slaves for oligarcy by making them unaware of the tyranny in their country.

    America is certainly no democracy, it is an oligarcy dominated mostly by ethnocentric and wealthy Jewish cabal.

    • Agree: Polistra
    • LOL: Corvinus
  23. @RJ Macready

    When the west got brainwashed by the bullshit backward cult called Christianity things went down

    …I would say went up, may I suggest you to read https://www.unz.com/comments/all/?commenterfilter=Ren%C3%A9+Fries and ALL the links therein?

  24. @RJ Macready

    Democracy is bad. But morality and religion is far far worse.

     

    Via the power of propaganda and relentless brainwashing, the notion of democracy has merged with religion, with lines demarcating them becoming increasingly blurred. Power worship and god worship have become indistinguishable, save for apparent differences in rituals. The endless yearning for savior motifs and seeking them as sources of fulfillment from religion and/or fake democracy serves to keep the flock in permanent states of impotence and subservience.

    • Agree: RoatanBill, RJ Macready
  25. Would there be any better opiate of the masses within the corporation known as the UNITED STATES?

  26. cohen says:
    @John1955

    I thought “Propaganda” was Edward Barney was is worth reading.
    https://archive.org/details/Propaganda_Edward_L_Bernays_1928.pdf

    Walter lippmann and Barney were involved in establishing several commissions like academic, entertainment, economic, and several others to penetrate spread gospel of certain “agenda”.
    . Jewish Agenda
    Lippmann, the columnist, in 1930s was darling of FDR administration.
    I forgot the name of the other columnist who initially was also favored by FDR people till he started writing against FDR policies and got on the administration’s shit list.
    His name starts with JACK (I forgot his last name and cannot find on Google).

    • Replies: @John1955
  27. Anon[212] • Disclaimer says:

    Jews.

    Always… Jews.

    Satan’s Allies… Jews.

  28. Anon[272] • Disclaimer says:

    U.S. urges Mexico not to buy Chinese scanners for the border
    Kevin Sieff and Nick Miroff
    Fri, October 21, 2022, 2:19 PM
    WaPo
    The Mexican government was preparing to purchase hundreds of millions of dollars of Chinese scanning equipment for its own checkpoints.
    U.S. officials worried that the scanners, which Mexico had begun to purchase from Beijing-based Nuctech, would give China access to troves of information about goods entering the United States. The company, which manufactures equipment to screen luggage and cargo, has strong ties to China’s communist government.

    “Obviously [the United States has its] own concerns and reasoning, but from a Mexican perspective these are processes that have to be done according to our own laws,” said a senior Mexican official

    ————-

    “White House in talks with Musk to set up Starlink in Iran

    The US Treasury Department last month said that some satellite internet equipment can be exported to Iran, suggesting that the company may not need a license to provide satellite broadband service in the country.
    Musk had then said he would activate Starlink in response to US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken’s tweet that the United States took action “to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information” to Iranians.”

    Middle East Monitor

  29. @RJ Macready

    Where did you get the idea that the West is moral?

    And when the white man ruled the world with an iron fist, as you said, he was Christian. All those qualities of the white man you admire where at a time when he declared himself to be Christian.

    • Agree: Katrinka, Joe Levantine
  30. Anon[203] • Disclaimer says:

    The Creator of the universe is a singular, powerful, unique God who has no partners, no relatives, no associates, no peers, no rivals, no counterparts, no comparability, no beginning, no end, no limitations, no deficiencies, and no needs. He created us for only one purpose: to worship and obey Him. Any other reason to live is misguided and ultimately fruitless.

    [MORE]

    God calls upon humanity to behave according to strict moral guidelines, which include strict prohibitions against murder, theft, criminality, adultery, fornication, intoxication, indecency, malice, deceit, treachery, transgression, injustice, torture, abuse, and defamation, among other things, and He calls upon humanity to uphold the opposite of these vices. The purpose of life on earth is to exert ourselves toward good, to prove our worth. Life, then, is simply a test. Right and wrong are made clear to us, and even though choosing the right action is not always easy, it is expected of us.
    After death, all humans will be resurrected and will stand before God and face judgement for every single action and belief. Each person is responsible for what they did or failed to do. No one will be punished for someone else’s wrong actions, and no one will be pardoned for their own wrong actions except through God’s mercy and forgiveness, IF such mercy was previously recognized and intensely beseeched during our life on earth. God repeatedly sent prophets and messengers with the same divine message, which has remained unchanged from the very beginning of human existence (prophets which include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Soloman, Jesus Christ, and countless others, peace be upon them all). It is the generations after these great prophets of God who eventually went astray and introduced changes and deviations into God’s pure religion, necessitating the sending of further messengers, until the last messenger Muhammad was sent forth with the final revelation from God before the end of time. This revelation is preserved completely to this day, the Quran, and along with it the living legacy of the Prophet Muhammad, whose life and authentic teachings were faithfully recorded. The final message of Islam is an affirmation of all the prior prophets of God, and it is a call to unity among all people of religion in returning to the worship of God alone.

    The divine message has always been and remains as follows: God is one, and He is without any partners or other false gods. Only He is to be obeyed and worshipped. His commands and His will are to be given precedence in life, since we owe our entire existence and our sustenance to God, including every brain cell, every breath, and every heart beat. We are completely dependent upon our Creator, and we are expected to show gratitude and to submit our lives to Him, and that is the meaning of “Islam.”
    Although we were created by God with this purpose, and we were given the ability to recognize it as the truth, we happen to have a sworn enemy who is envious of us and whose stated goal is to mislead us and cause us to fail in our purpose. This enemy is none other than Satan, and his means are to distract humans with their desires and their lower selves. He abases them by tempting them with illicit sex, intoxicants, mindless entertainment, destructive habits and addictions, dishonestly obtained money, worldly indulgence, inflated egos, violence and strife, seeking power, and anything else to distract them from their Creator. It is many who are consumed by these diversions and who are held back from seeking God and fulfilling their true purpose in life.
    When all is said and done, and our lives have ended, we will all be resurrected, and our fate will be either to burn in Hellfire (if we did not believe in God and obey and worship Him with sincerity and with effort), or we will enter Paradise, the abode of all pleasure and comfort in the presence of our Maker. As for those who were mostly on the right path but had significant shortfalls, they will burn in Hellfire for some time, but eventually God will show them mercy and admit them into Paradise. One’s degree of torment in Hell and the length of time spent in Hell, or the degree of reward in Paradise (which is eternal), is commensurate with his faith (or lack thereof) and the goodness of his actions (or lack thereof), in keeping with God’s infinite justice.When the world comes to an end before the Day of Judgment (and that time is ever near), everything and everyone will be dead, except for the Living One who does not die, the Creator, all praise and glory be to Him. A majority of humanity will later wish that they could have remained dead rather than face what they failed to prepare for. My fellow Children of Adam, take heed, and prepare yourselves. If you think any of this is a fairy tale, think about your own existence and your very presence before your computer screen, and think about how much of a fairy tale that itself would otherwise seem

    • Agree: Son of a jedi
    • LOL: Realist
  31. The nation’s founders, almost to a man, hated, feared. and despised democracy and founded a Republic which began being undermined almost from the gitgo.

    Women created husbandry.
    Men invented profit.
    genesis REDUX

    RM

    • Agree: mocissepvis
    • Replies: @Realist
  32. Karl1906 says:

    This is not democracy.

  33. Stogumber says:

    Mr. Romanoff seems really to think that a one-party-system would be preferable to a multi-party system. I don’t see the point. I always thought it nice that in the U.S., if you were not content in your blue state, you could escape to a red state. Mr. Romanoff prefers a blue state for all and everyone?

    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  34. Mike Tre says:

    This author is silly. Globalism, multiculturalism, minoritarianism, communism, drunk eastern eurotrashism, these are all more dangerous religions than “democracy “.

    Unz should be embarrassed to headline this moron’s trash every week.

    • Replies: @Bro43rd
    , @Curmudgeon
  35. @Eustace Tilley (not)

    (Your contention that “Morality is the reason the West will collapse” is the most foolish statement I have heard in a very long while. The West is collapsing due to immorality). Quite correct.

    • Replies: @Chriss
  36. The author is conflating “democracy”, “multi-party” and political pluralism. To say that the West is democratic is like saying that covid jabs are vaccines. Many words with the suffixes “-cracy” or “-archy” come to mind to describe the system of power in the West, “democracy” isn’t one.

    • Replies: @Political Science 101
  37. Bert says:
    @John1955

    Well, for every Jewy poison there is an effective American detox…

    Not much of a detox. Bernays and Lippman won. Mencken lost. You lost. We lost.

    The only cure for oligarch-rule under the cover of democracy is to adopt a different system of governance. It will be either a dictatorship (99% chance), or much more benignly a demarchy based on sortition from a pool pre-certified intelligent non-sociopathic citizens. 1% chance because the citizenry is too lazy to accept the work of ruling itself.

    https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demarchy#:~:text=Demarchy%20is%20a%20political%20system,this%20method%20to%20appoint%20officials.

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

    • Replies: @Stogumber
  38. @Zachary Smith

    As long as you are dealing with fallen men, no form of government will work for long.

    • Agree: RadicalCenter, JR Foley
    • Replies: @Corvinus
  39. @meamjojo

    I want to be the King and we will put Larry down in the coal mines.

  40. @Passing By

    Rambling nonsense saying nothing…just like this entire ludicrous article. If Larry stood up at any mainstream University he would be intellectually destroyed in 5 minutes.

    • Replies: @Passing By
    , @Alden
  41. heymrguda says:

    National debt now 31 trillion dollars? Buying votes? An inability to deal with financial Apocalypse without kicking the can down the road for others to deal with? These are a few of my favorite things.

    A previous poster questioned what we’d do as an alternative. Needless to say no form of government is close to being perfect. From what I’ve read the form of democracy practiced by the Swiss is something we could learn from.

    But whatever that “form “ is, the “ liberal democracy “ dominant in the west ain’t it.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  42. @Political Science 101

    Intellectually destroyed? Well, this definitely isnt’t Romanoff’s best effort. However, having obtained a degree at a highly regarded university in the West and having dropped out of one a year later b/c I couldn’t stand the crap any longer, I happen to know what high education there is worth, especially pertaining to the teaching of “humanities”, and I happen to know that they are beacons of obtuseness. The high-school limited manual workers whom I have hired to build my house had wider horizons than the self-proclaimed intellectuals teaching and studying liberal arts in the West. I cannot judge those in the East, as I’ve never seen them in action in an amphitheatre.
    Moral relativism, transgression, inclination to vice and open-mindedness are very different things, just like democracy, multi-partyism and political pluralism are very different things. That said, I grasp that concepts that are beyond what you’ve learned from PowerPoint slides can appear to you as rambling.

    • Thanks: showmethereal
  43. SafeNow says:

    I remember about two years ago, the U.S.ranked 28th on the “Democracy Index” of The Economist. (Norway was first.) Okay, The Economist, grain of salt. But what lends credibility to the finding is that the US ranks right around 27th or 28th on many disparate rankings, with incredibly small variance. For example, “skill and competence of medical staff” – – The US was number 27. (Japan was number one).

    The best government for the US is to ask Norway and Japan: What things are best for the US to do to solve our problems; guys, tell us, and we will do these things.

    • Replies: @mocissepvis
  44. Stogumber says:
    @Bert

    “Mencken lost” because Mencken, like Mr. Romanoff, was too lazy and vain to propose any workable alternatives to “democracy”. In a sense he did not lose because he never took the pain to fight.

  45. saggy says: • Website

    The article seems absurd from the beginning ….

    The false propaganda campaign to insinuate the theology of democracy into the American psyche began in the early 1900s with Edward Bernays and Walter Lippmann, two Jews taking instruction from a Rothschild and the City of London.

    The ‘false religion’ of democracy began with two Jews in 1920? This seems preposterous.

    But then, it is supported with bogus quotes ….

    two Jews taking instruction from a Rothschild and the City of London. Lippman and Bernays wrote of their open contempt for a “malleable and hopelessly ill-informed public” in America.

    • Agree: Realist
  46. Thanks, Larry. Vastly complex subject. Should we start with the “rule” of law? Should we get rid of the adversarial court system in favor of an investigative system? Was the Star Chamber the best?

    It is good that Australia has compulsory voting, pathetic that the USA does not. And good that Australia has preferential voting, pathetic that the USA does not.

    Should we have Democracy at all? A country that gets rid of it will come under attack from the Jews: Hitler, Saddam, Gaddafi… Interesting that the Sauds have lasted, but there is a different problem with that.

    A good starting point would be http://prsa.org.au with Hare-Clark plus Robson Rotation. PR-STV, proportional representation with single transferable vote.

    Career politicians hate it. Is that bad?

    • Replies: @Larry Romanoff
    , @Joe Wong
  47. Chriss says:
    @RJ Macready

    -Gadaffi was killed 11 years ago,
    -his speech on …/im/morality;
    -Jewish and Chinese iron fist- any difference?

    /…/Perhaps influenza H1N1 was a virus created in a laboratory that got out of control, originally being meant as a military weapon. Such challenges also include hypocrisy, poverty, fear, materialism and immorality.

    /…/Today there is swine flu.

    Perhaps tomorrow there will be fish flu, because sometimes we produce viruses by controlling them. It is a commercial business. Capitalist companies produce viruses so that they can generate and sell vaccinations. That is very shameful and poor ethics. Vaccinations and medicine should not be sold. In The Green Book, I maintain that medicines should not be sold or subject to commercialization. Medicines should be free of charge and vaccinations given free to children, but capitalist companies produce the viruses and vaccinations and want to make a profit. Why are they not free of charge? We should give them free of charge, and not sell them.

    https://www.africanews.com/2017/09/19/speech-muammar-gaddafi-at-the-64th-un-general-assembly-in-2009/

  48. Blodgie says:
    @Anon

    Hey Tradcon Christian Guy, question for you…

    The US is historically a very Christian and a very warring country.

    Does the whole “Thou shalt not murder” thing simply not apply if the government tells Christians its OK, or how does that work?

    • Replies: @Pop Warner
  49. Anonymous[417] • Disclaimer says:

    An anonymous source, very high up in the Kremlin, tells me that Putin plans to nuke the Zionists in the City of London, to end misery of the world.

  50. Trinity says:

    Socialism works in ALL White nations.
    Democracy works in ALL White nations.

    Neither work in majority non White nations or even nations with a significant population of nonwhites.

  51. Caliban says:

    Mr. Romanoff certainly presents an interesting and challenging point of view. His utter lack of humility in presenting his ‘vision’, in presenting his own subjective understanding of ‘reality’, can be off-putting, but the insights he presents are interesting enough to forgive him his human foibles. There is enough cohesiveness in his far-reaching ‘vision’ to make it worth serious consideration, despite its arrogant lack of the humility of self-awareness.

    “The true forms of government, therefore, are those in which the one, or the few, or the many, govern with a view to the common interest; but governments which rule with a view to the private interest, whether to the one, or the few, or of the many, are perversions

    Tyranny is a kind of monarchy which has in view the interest of the monarch only; oligarchy has in view the interest of the wealthy; democracy, of the needy: none of them the common good of all.”

    . — Aristotle

    Thus all forms of human governance are subject to the vagaries of human nature. Once we humans advanced past tribal organization, once nations formed, all forms of human governance have been subject to being corrupted by human Desire, corrupted by the greed and lust of those who gain power. Democracy is no better or worse in that regard than monarchy or oligarchy. The principle problem is the need to assure that the power of government is focused on maintaining the Common Good.

    Winston Churchill is famously attributed with saying, “Democracy is the worst possible form of government, except for ALL the others”.

    That is certainly debatable. A wise monarch, a benevolent dictator, is far superior to democracy, for example, but the wise monarch/dictator always dies, and the next one is hardly ever as wise. How is the new one chosen? However the choice is made, how can anyone tell, in making the choice, how any individual will respond when she or he gains power? How many are wise enough not to be corrupted by absolute power?

    Ideally an oligarchy is a meritocracy. People rise to power by demonstrating their talents in acquiring power. But the merits that secure power are of little use in resisting the temptations of Desire that power always brings. Even if oligarchs rise through genuine merit, and then are wise enough to use their power for the Common Good, great fortunes are passed down to new generations, and the moral merits of one generation cannot be passed down as easily as is the power of wealth.

    These problems of the governance 0f human affairs, the problem of corruptibility of every form of government, all arise from the obvious reality that humans are irrational beings, dominated by Desire, even though gifted with Reason. This fundamental irrationality, our fundamental burden of irrational ‘animal’ Desire, derives from our individual biological appetites.

    We are created as social beings, however. Thus governance of our affairs is a necessary evil. Bears, by contrast, are solitary. They never get ‘lonely’ for each other’s company, (other than briefly during mating season), like we humans do. We humans naturally organize ourselves into groups with strong cohesive bonds of love and loyalty that define the groups. We form family groups. Family groups naturally grow into clans, which naturally form into tribes. We know how to work together to provide for our tribes’ Common Good, but we also are burdened with ‘ego’, with the Desire to dominate, with the Desire for dominance of others within our tribe. Our Desire to dominate is the fundamental hone of natural selection that augments the ability of our tribes’ to survive and prosper.

    Life is competition. Even with the needs of all provided for, even with every belly full, and every family housed in relative comfort, the strongest ‘warriors’ win the hearts of the fairest maids. The strongest, smartest, and most beautiful have their Desire fulfilled. The rest are left in envy, or worse, in jealousy. Every heart knows the lash of primal lust. Greed is lust’s eternal evil stepchild.

    Government at the tribal level is not especially problematic. Governance is direct. Corruption of the tribal goal of securing the Common Good is virtually impossible to disguise or hide. People instinctively realize that all people are NOT created equal. The most capable individual, the most gifted with wisdom and strength, is generally recognized as ‘the chief’, sometimes by vote, but often just by acclamation. A kind of hybrid ‘dictatorship’ / democracy forms, usually among the tribes’ males, who are understood to be representing the interests of their families. Every man’s voice is equally respected, but the wisest are just naturally recognized as ‘more equal’. When differences of opinions concerning the tribes’ general welfare develop, the chief bears the responsibility of making the final decision.

    Tribal Authority is generally recognized as a burden, not a privilege. A chief who does not act and make decisions that benefit the Common Good will quickly lose respect, and will soon be removed from office, often by being banished from the tribe, or even executed.

    The vexing problems in governance arose with the develop of agriculture about 10,000 years ago. Ownership of specific plots of land, rather than just general tribal control of a hunting and gathering territory, became necessary. People who labored to plant and cultivate crops wanted the assurance of being able to harvest the crops. The concept of private property arose. To administer property rights, Tribes coalesced into nations. Government became further removed from individuals, clans, and families. Thus the corruption manifest in human Desire, itself a product of primitive animal Appetite, became easier to disguise and/or hide.

    Mr. Romanoff is certainly correct in pointing out that what we Americans call ‘democracy’ is no more than a Big Con. It is a trick to fool the Common People into behaving the way that those running the ‘con’ want them to behave. His essay here is entitled as “Part 1”. Defining the problem is one thing. It’s a crucially necessary step, of course, toward finding a solution, but defining the problem is not itself a solution.

    How can we fallible humans, subject to our appetites, subject to the domination of Desire over Reason, cause ANY form of government to remain focused on the manifestation of the Common Good? We’ll have to wait and see if Mr. Romanoff addresses that question in Part 2 (or subsequent parts) of his essay. Will his arrogance in defining the problem turn to humility when it comes time to suggest a solution?

  52. Bro43rd says:
    @Mike Tre

    3 words why LR is promoted here- comment word count. LR drives comments & many readers are here for the commentary. Same reason AA is here.

    • Thanks: Realist
  53. @Shafar Nullifidian

    Why did the black guy apply to be the driver for a rich Jewish woman?
    Because he heard that they blows the shofar.

  54. Alrenous says: • Website

    some form of a multi-party electoral system – which we can loosely term “democracy” – is, even with the occasional flaw, the right way, the only way, the way God intended when He designed the Universe.

    And they’re not wrong. They genuinely like the effects.

    “too lazy and vain to propose any workable alternatives to “democracy””
    Any alternative you propose will be shot down as “unworkable.” Regardless of how many have done it in the past or are even doing it right now.

    The tyranny is the point. If you suggest anything which produces less tyranny, Americans don’t want it.

    The wrinkle is that, to truly be tyranny, they have to maintain the pretense that it’s non-consensual. Imagine you’re into BDSM and you want a Mistress over at your home, but you can’t do anything gauche like invite her over. Have to somehow goad her into committing home invasion. Tricky. Especially when you need to make a police report to keep up appearances, but in fact you don’t want her arrested, you want her to invade your house a second time.

    The false propaganda campaign to insinuate the theology of democracy into the American psyche began in the early 1900s

    lol
    Those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it.

    Plato describes Democratic Man as childlike, and children, of course, believe everything unusual that happens to them is happening for the first time in the history of the universe. They didn’t expect it and thus nobody could possibly have expected it.

  55. @KenR

    I hope and assume that you will be voting third-party or writing someone in.
    You never need to choose between those two in a federal election.

    Now imagine California, where we’re no longer “allowed” to write someone in for a state office if we don’t like the two “proper” candidates. Given who/what those two candidates usually are here in Los Angeles, my wife and I end up leaving numerous state races blank.

    Vat a countries!

  56. Bro43rd says:

    As some other comments have referenced LR shows his asinine side. American democracy bad, Russo-Sino gov benevolent. LOLOLOL what a joke. Whether it’s homegrown or foreign, rule by violence is wrong. Any promotion of rule by violence is bad, there’s no question which side of the line LR falls on.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  57. Alrenous says: • Website
    @KenR

    Naturally, you can simply not send your kids to school, whereupon their power vanishes like the mirage that it is.

    Also, to start your education, read Sun Tzu.

    But that would spoil the game, now wouldn’t it?

    • Agree: Radicalcenter
  58. @Zachary Smith

    I wouldn’t believe anything that that warmongering old drunkard Churchill had to say.

  59. @Anon

    Thanks for posting this. It is a wonderful summary of the Bronze Age Semitic mindset, as codified in the Bible, and perhaps best summarized in the Book of Enoch (valid enough to be quoted by Jude and Peter, but deemed “apocryphal” because it was too explicit and needed to be hidden away). It’s found today in the more barefoot forms of Protestantism.

    Allow me to retort.

    Is there any proof of all this? No, none at all. To this it is replied: This only shows your lack of “faith.” Of course, there is nothing for me to do about that, since faith is a purely arbitrary gift of YHVH, so there we are.

    Nevertheless, some points are worth making.

    [MORE]

    I’m afraid you left out the whole first act, so allow me supply it. See, in the beginning, YHVH created an order of angels, headed by Lucifer, to supply him with endless praise. Lucifer, however, said screw this; if God is only God if he gets praised as such, then I’m just as good as God as he is.

    God then punished Lucifer for this “iniquity” by tossing him and his fellow rebel angels out of Heaven. God then had a problem: no on to praise him. Lucifer was right! So to prove his was so still God, he created man; and the story continues as you narrated it above, with men being tested for their “fitness” to be eternal praisers, and spiteful Lucifer trying (quite successfully) to prove them unfit.

    Problem: none of this makes sense. First, why did God create angels he must have known would rebel? Why then would he create men, almost all of whom would also rebel?

    Then, why does God need unending praise anyway? Is God a 14 year old girl? The argument that “God is praiseworthy [why?] and so much be constantly and unendingly praised, for otherwise he would not be God” is a typical bit of Talmudic circular logic.

    The whole problem only arises because of what Whitehead called the “insulting” notion that God, the universal creator, is some kind of Oriental despot — O King, Live Forever! — or, as I said a 14 year old girl with superpowers.

    The problem arises simply because, as Rolo Slavsky and Laurent Guyenot have show here on Unz, the crafty Jews fooled the goyim into believing that the crude, Oriental despot worshipped by the Jews was actually what you describe above as the all powerful universal creator.

    It’s as if a scientist said “The atom is the fundamental explanatory particle in nature. Bow down before it and worship it, lest it smite us!”

    As I said above, most Christians don’t know this is what the system is, and are deliberately kept so. The Evangelicals spilled the beans, but that’s because they’re so dumb they actually look forward to an eternity of groveling “worship.” As I once heard a Pentecostal preacher shout when his congregation began to lag, after shrieking “Hallelujah! Glory!” for several minutes: “Get used to it!”

    This is why Christians spend all their time describing Hell, so as to scare people into preferring a Heaven of eternal boredom. Or as Alan Watts pointed out, “The hymn says ‘Prostrate before thy throne to lie/And gaze and gaze on thee.’ Imagine the eternal cricks in the neck!”

    All this is the foolishness of Jerusalem. Western civilization must be based on the wisdom of Athens, along with Marcion’s rejection of the evil Jewish god.

    https://roloslavskiy.substack.com/p/reforming-christianity-i-moving-past

  60. When all you life you’re brainwashed into believing government is good and just, along comes writers like this one to open your mind to reality.
    Life is a continuing education, I’m thankful to have kept an open mind.

    CQ – white supremacists/domestic terrorist/plain white rapper/

  61. There is no political system in civilized history that remains untested and all have had their failures due to the corrupt nature of man; in organized groups of primitive communities there have also been struggles.
    The Roman Empire was not destroyed by any barbarian invasion but by its own internal decay in values, the corrupt condition of man. In general, there was a great difference between pagan Rome, as a Republic that had a religious base, and the Empire, which was exorbitant in materialism, the worsening of the political system accelerated with time and in the end civilization collapsed.
    The monarchies were authoritarian, Christianity was maintained along with them for many centuries, the Jewish penetration, through Freemasonry, brought down the system, but always as a result of the corruption of the ruling and ecclesiastical elites themselves.
    When the bondage to God and moral values breaks down … So it does not seem very important how society and the State are organized politically, but whether man can learn from history to understand that only a firm, experiential relationship with God can make any political system viable.
    To think only of how society should be organized is to forget that this is not the factor that is going changes man, a willingness to accept the real predominance of God in our lives and therefore in society and culture can keep us relatively safe in whatever system we choose to constitute.
    God is the King!.

    • Replies: @Alrenous
  62. John1955 says:
    @cohen

    Not only individual journalists but the whole national newspaper “Chicago Daily Tribune” fought weasely FDR, his mousey wife Eleanor (who, it was said, could bite an apple through the fence 😁) and their thieving pals.

    Tribune writer Walter Trohan called Roosevelt family finances “one of the most fabulous and sordid in American financial history.” Writing “Roosevelt Gravy Train” in 1948, he described a “tale full of robber barons, harsh treatment of labor, tax dodging, sharp practices, contriving for advantage and commercialization of the highest office in the land.”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Trohan

    Another anti-FDR Chicago Tribune reporter

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westbrook_Pegler

    even won Pulitzer Prize in 1941.

    Most likely you mean Westbrook Pegler who favored FDR in the beginning.

  63. Magik Negro head Department of Defense – Y’all wants demokrosee, den make all guvmint agensees more black, deys to many white peepooz dats why nuffin wokes.

    Tens years later – Government collapse’s, burn loot murder and rape civil unrest, black street thugs terrorize cities across America.

    Welcome to West Bank Palestine 2.0

    Thanks hebs

  64. Realist says:

    Democracy was a religion in this country long before the early 1900s and Bernays-Lippmann.

    • Agree: Alden
  65. John1955 says:

    Ahhh, the prophetic visions of H.L.Mencken:

    “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

    from: “On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe”,1919

    Please note how careful he was in his description.He did not write “Downright Moron was elected” but “White House will be adorned”

    Even more fitting description would be “Downright Moron will be INFLICTED on the White House”

    But what do I know ? I am not a writer …

  66. HT says:

    Democracy in a diverse non-white majority country is the end of the country we knew. They will vote for socialism and removal of individual rights. Form of government is important but demographics is actually more important.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  67. Thanks, Larry, for another pot boiler.
    Looking forward to rest of your article.
    Just to mention der Fuehrer A. Hitler, il Duce B. Mussolini were leaders under whom their people prospered. But opposed by Bernays tribe who provoked the herd to destroy them. This alone shows the self destructive nature of “democracy”. There are many other self defeating examples, like “equality” and “rights” for monstrous perverts to abuse children etc.

    I see that Hu Jintao has been required to quit the CPC.
    The friend of the west. A good decision imho.
    Bound to be shrieking from democrats though.
    They’d vote for Pussy Riot if the tv instructed them.
    Thanks to Mr Bernays.

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
  68. @John1955

    “there is an effective American detox… “Notes on Democracy” by H. L. Mencken, published in 1926:”

    Thank you for making this post. I find Mencken delightful to read. The man has such a wickedly delicious choice of words, and a pleasantly irreverent style. Also informative.

    I have re-posted his book to make it more widely available:

    https://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/NOTES-ON-DEMOCRACY.pdf

    • Agree: JR Foley
    • Thanks: Agent76, Ann Nonny Mouse
  69. Realist says:
    @Eustace Tilley (not)

    I agreed with your comments until this ridiculous statement.

    The Village Atheist cracker barrel philosophy you wish to share is laughable.

    One does not have to be a theist to be moral. Is a person who has to be threatened with eternal damnation to live a righteous life…really a moral person?

    • Agree: Mark G.
    • Thanks: RoatanBill
    • Replies: @Chris Moore
  70. Realist says:
    @Zachary Smith

    A form of meritocracy would be my choice.

    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
  71. Agent76 says:

    The man who wrote the book about influencing mankind.

    Gustave Le Bon – The Crowd (Book 1 of 3) Audio book

    Gustave Le Bon, (born May 7, 1841, Nogent-le-Rotrou, France—died Dec. 13, 1931, Marnes-la-Coquette), French social psychologist best known for his study of the psychological characteristics of crowds.

    • Replies: @Athena
  72. aandrews says:

    http://www.fraw.org.uk/data/politics/bernays_1947.pdf
    “We expect our elected
    government officials to try to engineer
    our consent—through the network of
    communications open to them—for the
    measures they propose. We reject gov-
    ernment authoritarianism or regimenta-
    tion, but we are willing to take action
    suggested to us by the written or
    spoken word.
    The engineering of con-
    sent is the very essence of the demo-
    cratic process, the freedom to persuade
    and suggest.”

    https://archive.org/details/edwardlbernayspropaganda1928

  73. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    “Vastly complex subject. . . Should we have Democracy at all?”

    Your musings are all on target. This essay is Part 1 of 7 or 8. There is much more to come.

    I would urge all readers to read Chapters 2 and 3 of my E-book on Bernays and Propaganda. You will be shocked to learn how viciously determined these people were, and still are, and how thoroughly the media are part of this onslaught. And think of this in terms of what is happening today.

    https://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BERNAYS-AND-PROPAGANDA.pdf

    • Replies: @Alden
  74. Joe Wong says:
    @Anon

    The Creator of the universe is a singular, powerful, unique God who has no partners, no relatives, no associates, no peers, no rivals, no counterparts, no comparability, no beginning, no end, no limitations, no deficiencies, and no needs.

    Then how does he know what are partners, relatives, associates, peers, rivals, counterparts, comparability, beginning, end, limitations, deficiencies, and needs? How can he demand something like worship and obey he does not know? Even human worship and obey him, do you think he knows to appreciate it?

  75. Joe Wong says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    “We lie, we cheat and we steal” is the core of the Western civilization, they even turn investigative system into a Kangaroo Court system. How can rest of world trust anything the West suggest?

    • Agree: Olivier1973
  76. Realist says:
    @Robert Magill

    A Republic is a Democracy with lipstick.

  77. @HT

    You would have loved Afrikaaner South Africa.

    • Replies: @Radicalcenter
    , @HT
  78. @Bro43rd

    Let me fix that for you-‘American ‘democracy’ non-existent, a lie, a sham, a facade, a faery story for backward children, and an excuse to attack any other State or culture and slaughter its people’.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @Bro43rd
  79. Realist says:
    @Passing By

    However, having obtained a degree at a highly regarded university in the West and having dropped out of one a year later b/c I couldn’t stand the crap any longer, I happen to know what high education there is worth, especially pertaining to the teaching of “humanities”, and I happen to know that they are beacons of obtuseness.

    How could you obtain a degree from a university and then drop out a year later??? At any rate that is what you get for majoring in the humanities.

    • Replies: @Passing By
  80. @heymrguda

    The Chinese have done better, but they have five thousand years of civilization and 150 years of national struggle and ‘creative destruction’ on their side.
    ONE Party of power, that governs, that any may join and rise according to their merits, not their finances. The Government, not private wealth, controls the money, and the direction of the economy. Private capital is the servant of the country, not its Master. Plans are long-term, five years, decades, even centuries, not just the next election, and therefore policy is relatively stable, not oscillating violently between increasingly marked extremes.
    Policy is tested on the city, province and regional level, not by competing corporations where profit maximisation and elite patronage and approval count far above the ‘common good’, which is, in fact, denied by the ‘Invisible Hand’ idiocy. And you get, on the one hand, the senile crook, Brandon, the lunatic Truss, the slimy Rothschild creation Macron or the far Antipodes of the leather-thing ?elensky, and, on the other, the most successful Government in history.

    • Thanks: JR Foley
    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  81. @John1955

    Thanks …
    certainly more powerful than Edmund Burke

    https://archive.org/details/reflectionsonthe005907mbp/page/n17/mode/2up

    (the Holy Bible of monarchists heresaround 😀 )

    It´s hard to believe Mencken wrote this a century ago
    (and I´m not sure if I can muster the Master´s cynicism).

  82. Chriss says:
    @Son of a jedi

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_the_Post-War_New_World_Map

    /../That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of world attainable in our own time and generation. That kind of world is the very antithesis of the so-called new order of tyranny which the dictators seek to create with the crash of a bomb.

    To that new order we oppose the greater conception–the moral order. A good society is able to face schemes of world domination and foreign revolutions alike without fear.

    /…/In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

    The first is freedom of speech and expression–everywhere in the world.

    The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way–everywhere in the world.

    The third is freedom from want–which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants-everywhere in the world.

    The fourth is freedom from fear–which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor–anywhere in the world.

    • Replies: @Radicalcenter
  83. In a democracy there can be no proper leadership; leaders depend on popular approval and therefore behave in such a way as to maintain their popularity and office.
    the only ruler the people admire is the slanderer,
    Excess in any thing leads to the transition to the opposite excess” and “excessive freedom leads to enslavement
    the problems of the world cannot be solved unless the philosophers rule, because only they, when thoroughly educated and trained, have the ability to harmonize all the elements of human life under “the rule of wisdom

  84. @mulga mumblebrain

    In any ‘capitalist’ economy (there is no such thing as ‘society’ as Thatcher declared)

    Does a “society” exist in a non-capitalist economy? If there is no such thing as “society” as Thatcher declared, why don’t the people in “capitalist” Italy, Greece, Switzerland, and the US all behave and think the same way? Why didn’t the Plains Indians in the US build a coliseum or Parthenon?
    Why did the clan system exist in Scotland, but not England?
    Margaret Thatcher was wrong about most things.

  85. LarryD3 says:
    @Miro23

    “Washington would be faded, along with the Presidency, national media, banking + the constant wars.”

    IOW, when Biden wants to send money to the Ukraine, he can do it out of his own large pockets, and not use money from poor struggling taxpayers.

    • Agree: Miro23
  86. @Realist

    A form of meritocracy would be my choice.

    As is usually the case, the devil is in the details. From the “Meritocracy” wiki:

    One of the primary concerns with meritocracy is the unclear definition of “merit”.[52] What is considered as meritorious can differ with opinions as on which qualities are considered the most worthy, raising the question of which “merit” is the highest—or, in other words, which standard is the “best” standard. As the supposed effectiveness of a meritocracy is based on the supposed competence of its officials, this standard of merit cannot be arbitrary and has to also reflect the competencies required for their roles.

    Consider that paragon of virtue Mike Pence. He refuses to have a dinner alone with any woman other than his wife. Would High Morality be one of the conditions? According to which religion? After all, God does very much like theft and murder if done by his Favorites.

    What kind of “Meritocracy” would the likes of Jared Taylor and Woodrow Wilson desire? Wouldn’t Skin Color be the #1 criteria?

    To ensure discrimination, in 1914 the federal government began requiring photographs on job applications. This practice spread to private employers for the same reason. It eliminated qualified Blacks from employment.

    https://amazingblackhistory.com/2020/07/10/wilson-woodrow-the-racism-and-controversy/

    In theory “Merit” could be applied to the other possible forms of government. Gordon Dickson once wrote a short story titled “Call Him Lord” where the prospective heirs to the Galactic Throne were brought to Earth to be tested for their potential new role. In this one the arrogant royal jackass failed, and the test grade was Terminal.

    Billionaires would love a Testing System of government, for their kids would go to the finest Universities for years of specific training for the tests. They would also have a definite advantage if Buying The Test Graders was even remotely possible.

    Reforming Democracy would be my choice, and this would start with paper ballots marked with indelible ink. The counting would be done by groups of humans with many television cameras watching and recording the proceedings.

    Yeah, I can dream of winning the Powerball too, for the Power Elites like the current no-verify electronic Black Box voting system very, very well. We pretend to vote, and they pretend to count those votes. Just Trust Us!

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Alrenous
  87. @Stogumber

    Every (((Western liberal democracy))) has a one party system that is advertised as a multi-party system. You can change the names, but the result is the same.

    • Agree: Pop Warner
    • Thanks: JR Foley
  88. @Realist

    By enlisting for a different degree? Like for instance, after graduating IT, enlisting for a degree in British and North American civilisation and dropping out b/c I considered that the courses were ideologically tainted crap.

    • Thanks: Realist
  89. @Mike Tre

    Globalism, multiculturalism, minoritarianism, communism, drunk eastern eurotrashism,…

    All of the above are examples of what Romanoff is exposing. Who voted for any of them, and which political parties actually campaigned on any of them? All of these “isms” were imposed by our “betters”.

    • Replies: @Radicalcenter
  90. Corvinus says:
    @Quartermaster

    Then why don’t you run for office and seek to make changes?

  91. 92 posts and no one posts Ragnar Redbeards destruction of democracy shameful to be honest.
    https://archive.org/download/might-is-right-by-ragnar-redbeard/might-is-right.pdf

  92. jamali says:

    Democracy, American Style!

    • Replies: @jamali
  93. Alden says:
    @Larry Romanoff

    I read Bernays decades ago. I don’t need your advice. And your beginning every sentence with some version of Most Americans think… is just nonsense.

  94. @Chriss

    Without firearms and more powerful weapons, countries with small and/or aged populations would be readily exterminated or physically conquered by younger, more populous countries. This should be obvious.

    • Replies: @Chriss
  95. @mulga mumblebrain

    Good comment coming in from the mulga. Thanks.

    • Thanks: mulga mumblebrain
  96. Alden says:
    @Political Science 101

    Larry Romanoff would be awarded swift promotions including chairman of a department big bonuses lucrative speaking engagements and would lauded and adored for his writings.

    Whoever he is, LR has just 2 subjects

    1 Anti White racism

    2 China is the absolute best country in the world

    LR writes the same anti White racism taught in every university in America.

  97. @Curmudgeon

    Not sure what drunk-eastererneuro-trashism means or where this is a big problem in my country, the usa.

    We live in california and would be delighted to import several million Slavs or other white European/Balkan people, occasionally drink or not, instead of the dreck we’ve been getting for decades now.

    • Agree: Alden
  98. @mulga mumblebrain

    Nope. Too many subSaharan Africans there 😉

  99. Forget about doing the right thing or what is rational and excellent in intelligent application… let’s employ ‘democracy’ and vote on which drunk you want to drive everybody off the cliff.

  100. Jewish Power emboldens freaks like this through control of media, academia, and legal system in order to humiliate moral people and Christians, but most whites and Christians have nothing to say but ‘Muh Israel’.

    When will whites and Christians figure out NOTHING will change unless the Jewish Factor is called out? If some guy is releasing bees to sting you and you complain about the bees but never the person who released them, the problem will never go away. Go to the SOURCE of the sickness.

    With Jewish Law controlling most of the US, this is the result: White Nakba.

    • Replies: @Kinky Friedman
  101. It’s been said, just because Soviet Union fought Nazis doesn’t mean Soviet Union was good. It too was evil. It’s time we said the same about the West. Just because it fought Nazis and commies doesn’t mean the West is good. It too had the seeds of evil, and they’ve sprouted all over.

    • Replies: @HdC
  102. @Blodgie

    He’s a Muslim you moron.

  103. Lysias says:

    The failures of our leadership class refute any idea that they have a superior right to rule.

    The ancient Greeks would have considered our multiparty political systems, where officials and representatives are elected, to be aristocratic, not democratic. What they considered democratic (a word they coined) would have been systems like in ancient Athens, where officials and representatives were chosen by lot from the whole citizen body. This system was not a failure. It lasted in Athens for nearly two centuries, and it would have lasted longer, had its life not been prematurely terminated by defeat on the battlefield. And, even after that defeat, Athenian history for the next two and a half centuries consisted of alternating periods of oligarchic and democratic (in the Athenian sense) rule, depending on what the preference was of the Hellenistic monarchy that happened to dominate Athens at the time. And the oligarchic periods were like what we have now.

    Anna Missiou described in her book “Literacy and Democracy in Fifth-Century Athens” how the Athenian system taught citizens how to carry out their civic duties by gradually giving each of them more and more responsibility. It was on-the-job learning, and it worked.

  104. Partic says:

    One hopes that all forms of government are led by the best & the brightest to coin a phrase.
    To expect a majority of any country’s citizens to be capable of recognizing who exactly are the best and the brightest, much less formulating what exactly is the best, or even the most workable path forward for a nation to take seems, to put it mildly, a stretch.
    In a real sense the best we “masses”, we’re increasingly no longer citizens, can reasonably hope for is somehow our country brings forth the type of of leaders, in all spheres of life, that are up to the task.
    The real issue today is with our elites, who at least for the country at large, can only be to referred to in the most general of terms, is their competence or lack thereof.
    This incompetence seems manifest in all spheres of our country’s life.
    Unfortunately this lack of competence is also present in the overwhelming number of individuals who rant and rave about our so called meritocracy.
    This presents a real conundrum, one if for the fact that it’s so serious would be hilarious.

  105. Realist says:
    @Zachary Smith

    As is usually the case, the devil is in the details.

    But that can be said of any form of governance.

    Would High Morality be one of the conditions? According to which religion?

    Morality does not need religion.

    What kind of “Meritocracy” would the likes of Jared Taylor and Woodrow Wilson desire? Wouldn’t Skin Color be the #1 criteria?

    I can not speak for others but some of my criteria would be intelligence, integrity, strong leadership qualities, and a strong sense of justice. Other qualities are considered as well. Race or ethnicity would not be a consideration.

    Billionaires would love a Testing System of government, for their kids would go to the finest Universities for years of specific training for the tests. They would also have a definite advantage if Buying The Test Graders was even remotely possible.

    You mean just like it is now?

    I do not feel that would be a problem. Moving up in the system would require years of proven ability to successfully perform a leadership role. As far as billionaires are concerned my preference would be a limit on the amount of wealth one could accumulate. Test graders that could be bought off would not be meritorious.

    Reforming Democracy would be my choice, and this would start with paper ballots marked with indelible ink. The counting would be done by groups of humans with many television cameras watching and recording the proceedings.

    To me, Democracy is not reformable. The concept of letting idiots elect idiots is untenable.

  106. jamali says:
    @jamali

    Fuck Tweeter. Tweeter or someone else close the American police savage performance VIDEO who kills like easily. It is funny that these savages and criminals who have killed millions of people since the FAKE ‘war on terror’ to export ‘democracy’. Shame on you all uncivilized!!

  107. @John1955

    The entire apparatus of English speaking democracy has been a con game from its inception. It did not take Jews to create it, not to fine tune it. Pure blood WASPs mastered that con no later than the ‘Glorious Revolution.’

    So the matter of resistance is much greater than just naming the Jew. If you name the Jew but fail to name the WASP, you are serving a necessary part of the con. If you think the English language and Anglo-Protestantism and Victorian imperialism are important to your eventual release from this horror, you have things backwards. And you are failing to see the Jewish financiers behind each of those past eras of WASP expansion, all of which made ever more whites subject Anglo-Zionism.

    • Replies: @Alden
  108. @Lysias

    And these well trained Athenians, truly the best educated and prepared democratic leaders ever, started and continued a war against Sparta that got Athens conquered.

    Perhaps simply having faith in democracy slowly makes people stupid and self-defeating.

    • Replies: @lysias
    , @Alrenous
  109. @Priss Factor

    The source is not the Jew but the rebellion against Christendom that was begun by the Saxon Martin Luther and taken to every corner of the globe in a particularly vicious form of Judaizing by the Anglo-Saxons. No Reformation and no Puritans winning their civil war, no worldwide British Empire, and we do not have these issues today.

    Now it is true that Jews helped make the Reformation and the spread of Anglo-Saxon Puritanism successful. But Saxons chose to use Jewish money, which means that Jews had control over them from early days of their wars to replace historic Christendom.

    It is the alliance of the two that is the power. They are a power couple, easily the most evil in the history of Europe.

    • LOL: Thim
    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  110. Jacobite2 says:
    @John1955

    Before the early 19th Century, I don’t think anybody thought of a democracy where every swingin’ dick voted. There had never before been any such thing, at least. America’s Founding Fathers, in their restrictions on citizenship (“free white persons of good character”) and, beyond free, white (male), and 21, included various voting qualifications such as property ownership, literacy, marriage, belief in a Christian religion, and ability to pay a poll tax. Today, we call this insight “GIGO”. Every expansion of the suffrage has resulted in degradation of the political system/society. And when you say ‘degradation’ you’re talkin’ Leftism. I believe it’s true that no Leftist government was ever elected to power without women voters.

  111. raga10 says:

    In other words, the real crisis in democracy was that the people were beginning to believe in the “government by the people, for the people” part, and not only actually becoming involved but beginning to despise and disobey those who had been running the country solely for their own financial and political advantage.

    The problem with “democracy” is that in its present form it is, indeed, a sham. But as you hint at here, the concept of “government by the people, for the people” is in fact sound, and it remains the best form of governance – if it could only be put into practice without becoming corrupted in the process.

    It might sound like a serious flaw… and it is, but democracy is no different to all other forms of governance in this respect – they can all be corrupted (and they have been).

  112. Mossad crawling everywhere.

    Problem wasn’t what they fought for. Problem is the soulless Anglo elites succumbed to Jewish Power.

    • Troll: Corvinus
  113. Thim says:

    With all of its faults, Aristocracy was the bulwark of Western Civilization. After the Jews and the Freemasons managed to destroy Aristocracy, we went into a decline.

  114. Biff says:
    @Anon

    God calls upon humanity to behave according to strict moral guidelines, which include strict prohibitions against murder, theft, criminality, adultery, fornication, intoxication, indecency, malice, deceit, treachery, transgression, injustice, torture, abuse, and defamation, among other things,

    God also calls upon humanity to send money. God needs money!

  115. Idiot Bannon thinks GOP congress will make a difference. GOP has too many tools of the Jews.
    This is a Jewish War on Whites. Jews endlessly Name the Whiteness as the problem, as the evil, as the thing to destroy. But whites never name the Jewish Power, and if anything, cuck to Zion.

  116. Alden says:
    @Kinky Friedman

    Umm the Glorious Revolution using William of Orange and Mary and Anne Stuart as front figures was a conspiracy of European Dutch and German bankers. As was Cromwell’s revolution and execution of King Charles Stuart 1 a generation earlier.

    It had nothing to do with democracy at all. It was decided by an invasion force of 80,000 Dutch soldiers sailors and marines.

  117. Empty lives crave spirituality, and THIS is the result. When it’s not worshiping the Homo Anus, it’s blaming petroleum.

  118. HdC says:
    @Priss Factor

    The NSDAP were the good guys!
    The scum of the earth were the capitalists and communists, who set out to destroy personal freedom.

    • Replies: @Ann Nonny Mouse
  119. Zumbuddi says:

    Counterpoint — or harmony? — to Romanoff’s thesis.

    In this introductory lecture to a World History course at Columbia University, Richard Bulliet devotes over half-an-hour to an explanation of the banal interests that impacted the teaching of world history.

    Those banal interests included text book publishers; high school social science teachers in conflict with high school history teachers, neither group prepared to teach World History but each demanding the field as his; etc.

    It’s long and slow, maybe even tedious, but offers insight into the real world conversations that took/take place as ideological forces made demands on how and what Americans should understand about their world.

    Some may recall that when then-President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited Columbia University and Columbia’s president insulted him, Dr. Bulliet, an Iranophile and scholar on Iran’s history, objected to the ill-treatment delivered to Ahmadinejad.

  120. lysias says:
    @Kinky Friedman

    Athens did indeed lose the Peloponnesian War,whereupon Sparta tried to restore oligarchs to power in Athens, but Athenian democracy was quickly restored, and lasted nearly another century.

  121. HT says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    I doubt it because they were surrounded by savage Negroes. They should have removed them from their country by force.

  122. @Lysias

    First of all you must consider that “ho demos” in the particular usage of Greek that was Athens’ didn’t mean the people but the party, being understood that there was to be only one. The percentage of adult males being part of that party was far inferior to those who belonged to the communist parties of former Eastern Europe. It was an oligarchy of the 3% in the modern sense. An oligarchy in the sense of then meant a junta of one hundred people at most : a team of people all knowing each other personally and sharing a common purpose. A democracy rather meant a whole ruling class which however limited in percentage comprised too many members for each one to know the other as well as to agree upon a common purpose, and where the decision process had to be or to look as anonymous as possible.

    Being a member of the Athenian demos was essentially the enjoyment of a right of property and privilege in a big gated community most people just around were not to be admitted in, and the discussion and decision meetings were much like those you can see in the biggest modern gated communities when the membership hovers around a few thousands or just a little more. It must be understood that there was no moral imperative underlying that system : you belonged to that demos out of the Gods’ favour through sheer economic luck and you were just born to enjoy it as well as to obey the rules of the game to win it individually and as a whole group.

    The resemblance with a communist party stops here : it was a one-party government by a party that despised labourers, producers and including producers of fine art as the vilest human species conceivable. Even the artists and creators were a despised kind compared to predators, especially those who made fortunes through maritime traffic and piracy : praxis (business done through cunning) was valued as noble in contradiction to poiesis (productivity, creativity, desire to bequeath something better to the following generations) which was ignoble : one of the keenest insults was demiurgos, which meant a specialized artisan at public service hired by the demos. As the theatre masterworks being shown stated in writ large, insuperable fate was not to be changed or worked upon but only enjoyed if possible or merely resigned to if you couldn’t.

    Worst of all, Athens, while posing as the teacher of the whole Greek nation, had the tendency to deliver the whole of the Greek people to conquering empires from without in exchange for that privileged of national teacher and later on of would-be world-teacher. In other words it was the intellectual prostitute absolute.

    Some like Plato but not he alone were of the opinion that Athens with its political system which primordially aimed at keeping the inner centre of decision as anonymous as possible (which was essential for a city which owed its prosperity to spying : the symbol of the owl, the nocturnal bird seing the dark without being seen, was most eloquent in that regard), was a trick played by some Phoenicians, and Egyptians of the same community, to turn the very unruly, rowdy, brutal, willful and childlike people of Greece into a much more domesticated one that would conform to the will of the world of commercial maritime networks that sea-wide community had always commanded.

  123. @mulga mumblebrain

    I forgot the tendency of more Rightwing parties to sabotage the less Rightwing when the ‘lessers’ gain power. In Austfailia the further Right, the LNP etc, always work to sabotage the less Rightist ie Labor, Party when it is in power. There is generalised obstruction, Parliamentary chicanery, a refusal to co-operate in the national interest (save when joining in any US genocide eg Iraq)and the destruction of norms and conventions that supposedly are the glue of our sham ‘democracy’.
    Under Whitlam, these conventions were broken holus-bolus, often for the first and so far only times in our history, often by State hard Right regimes working against the Federal Government. The country was in the midst of the great recession, worldwide, brought on by Nixon abrogating Bretton Woods and the first Oil Shock. Did the Opposition offer to collaborate in facing such a crisis? Fuck that, they were just after POWER, and they were aided and abetted by the Rightwing MSM, led by the then fledgling Murdoch cancer, which pretended that the economic woes were the fault of the Whitlam regime alone, and high judicial officers who openly plotted with the Governor-General Kerr, a long-time US intelligence asset, to remove Whitlam in a constitutional coup. There’s your stinking zombie cadaver, ‘democracy’, in all its malodorus glory.

  124. @SafeNow

    Norway and Japan, unlike the USSA, are culturally and ethnically homogeneous societies. That we lack such homogeneity precludes us ever getting our collective act together.

  125. Sometimes I post meaningless throwaway comments, in line with TUR policy on getting access to the agree/disagree/etc. buttons.

    • LOL: Bro43rd
  126. @HdC

    I don’t understand that. The scum of the earth were the capitalists and the socialists, opposites. Are you sure?

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  127. @Kinky Friedman

    So you stand for Romish Papisticism as the hegemon? Nuts! Kinky brain indeed!

  128. @mulga mumblebrain

    Yes. Australia was briefly independent, thanks to Whitlam.

  129. Seriously says:

    Without accountability for politicians falling foul of their political oath’s – Then what we refer to as a ”Democracy” shall always remain an illusion.

    We may we comment on articles and express ourselves with the glimmer of hope that our wit and satire will somehow change things for the better only to ultimately realize that nothing will ever happen to that effect.

    If what we have now is Democracy, then I’d embrace anarchy and self rule without a moments of hesitation.

  130. Wise says:

    The person who wrote this article is completely ignorant of the fact that democracy existed in the United States and in the western civilisation and in the greco roman world long before 1900

  131. More US empire failures 400+ years of the massive mistake:

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/russian-citizenship-means-snowden-conscripted-fight-ukraine-state-dept.amp

    So here’s our State Dept. saying with a straight face that Edward Snowden ‘may well be conscripted’ to fight in Ukraine. Really? I guess Americans—most of them as befuddled as Schmiden—- won’t question how silly this sounds: that Putin grants Snowden full Russian citizenship only to send him to the front lines in Ukraine? BTW how many Americans —“apparently nearly half can’t read or write fluently” (see Guardian link)— even know who Snowden is? Cue: the uuumms, the aaahs, ooohs, the pregnant pauses, word retrieval problems– the usual USian ‘speak.’ Akin to English not being their primary language.

    IMO, spokespersons at our State Dept sound like “Baghdad Bob.” U may remember Bob during the 1st month of Gulf War 2 (2003), and his “absurd”declarations about how the war was going. “’Baghdad Bob,’ now denotes someone who confidently declares what everyone else can see is false–someone so wrong, it’s funny.” But check out the link Wafers: it turns out that ol’ Bob got the essentials right. Turns out we were the real buffoons all along, not Bob. Aha! Karma?

    “Ignorance, Joe Bageant concludes, is the greatest enemy of working-class Americans: not terrorism, or drugs, or illegals, but sheer daftness.” ..well not just the working class, dearest Joe. Sheer daftness? Nearly all Americans, dumber than feces, and proud of it. Make sure y’all “vote.”

    https://amp.theguardian.com/books/2008/sep/06/5

    https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/03/baghdad-bob-and-his-ridiculous-true-predictions/274241/

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  132. @mulga mumblebrain

    WASPs are in trouble, better call out the ‘big guns’—Romm Mitney, Clitons, Mike Dukakis, Schmiden, Wolfoshitz, Herman Cann(from the grave), John Kerryakis, Al Bore, and Kamala Schmalala–America’s finest! Such a melting pot of talent and mental prowess…very american.

  133. Chriss says:
    @Radicalcenter

    American War and Military Operations Casualties: Lists and …

    https://sgp.fas.org/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

  134. onebornfree says: • Website

    LR: “Democracy, the Most Dangerous Religion”

    Wrong!

    The most dangerous religion in this world is _government_, ie the worship of authority. And Mr Romanoff [like most here] is, obviously, a worshiper of that particular religion, sad to say. 🙁

    Democracy is merely a subset of that religion

    “The truth is that any form of authoritarian control—any type of “government,” whether constitutional, democratic, socialist, fascist, or anything else—will result in a set of masters forcibly oppressing a group of slaves. That is what “authority” is—all it ever has been, and all it ever could be, no matter how many layers of euphemisms and pleasant rhetoric are used in an attempt to hide it.”
    ― Larken Rose, The Most Dangerous Superstition

    “I’m not scared of the Maos and the Stalins and the Hitlers.
    I’m scared of the thousands of millions of people that hallucinate them to be “authority”, and so do their bidding, and pay for their empires, and carry out their orders.I don’t care if there’s one looney with a stupid moustache. He’s not a threat if the people do not believe in “authority”.”
    ― Larken Rose

    “You are not Christians. You are not Jews. You are not Muslims. And you certainly aren’t atheists. You all have the same god, and its name is ‘government.’ You’re all members of the most evil, insane, destructive cult in history. If there ever was a devil, the state is it. And you worship it with all your heart and soul.”[emphasis added]
    ― Larken Rose, The Iron Web

    “Regards” onebornfreeatyahoo

  135. Bro43rd says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    My point lost on a mumblebrain. It matters not what you call it, government is rule by force. All governments rule by force, thus are illegitimate. Stuck in a rut MM, a right-left paradigm, quit spinning your wheels.

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  136. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Realist

    Organized religion is and always has been a means to get the savage rubes (the people that you come from) to evaluate Good and Evil in terms of an understandable framework, and to take action according to the best interests of the tribe.

    Eventually, Moses-Christianity (not “Judeo-Christianity” since ((jews)) have long been savage rubes motivated solely by the Golden Calf and filthy-lucre, and “Judeo-Christianity” in the “Jewish Century” has come to mean Zionism and Holocaustianity since these ((jews)) have putrefied Christendom) came to dominate the “tribe” and then world internationally, but has fallen into disrepute by means of ((jewish)) and “atheist” sabotage.

    You say: “One does not have to be a theist to be moral. Is a person who has to be threatened with eternal damnation to live a righteous life…really a moral person?”

    Fair enough. But savage rubes are not going to be moral or ethical people on their own; they need a moral framework and they need social pressure and they need economic pressure and sometimes these savage rubes need the carrot and sometimes they need the stick.

    Jesus Christ gave these savage rubes the carrot and Moses gave them the stick.

    The savage rubes might reply: Oi! I don’t need no carrot or stick! I follow my conscience!
    But how was that conscience shaped? Indeed, the entire concept of “conscience” is a Western and Moses-Christian construct. Atheist don’t believe in “conscience” or souls or good and evil or Satanism — although they might believe in sociopaths. Fine. What is a “sociopath” but a Satanist by another name who operates according to his own personal or group interests without any regard for how that affects the larger society, nor any regard for if the way he operates is parasitic of the rule of law and civilization laid down by previous citizens of higher morality and discipline before the civilization was putrefied by ((jews)) to its current state of hanging by a thread?

    These “atheists” and ((jews)) have to be some of the most disgusting creatures disgracing the earth. Even the Rolling Stones (no angels) sang about their wanton destruction and soullessness in Sympathy For The Devil.

    Methinks the parasitic reign of “atheists” and ((jews)) that’s come about in the “Jewish Century” is at an end. Methinks “atheists” and ((jews)) are at an end. Methinks these soulless scum, reprobates and sociopaths cultivated in the “Jewish Century” are dying of their own evil (or, if you prefer, “vile”) karma, and are heading for the ash heap of history. And none too soon.

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    , @Ann Nonny Mouse
  137. The provisional nadir of the cultural decay and degeneration of the so called “West”.

    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2022/10/23/meanwhile-in-britain-transwoman-uses-her-penis-to-play-keyboard-on-live-television/

    “the best new German-language novel of the year” https://www.dw.com/en/nonbinary-author-wins-german-book-prize/a-63466189

    Quotes by Junge Freiheit:

    “The blurb writes that author Kim de l’Horizon was born in 2666, studied witchcraft and transdisciplinarity. The pictures of the award ceremony show a man with a beard, dress and chest hair. He had spent ten years writing the book. Sample: ‘Because I want to stand at the big beech with my legs already spread. Come on Inku bee-demon. Gimme your Mummy-Semen. The spores of the night I will receive willingly. And I’ll hatch mules, scrambles from mouth, howl, from decay.’”

    “The awarding of the German Book Prize to Kim de l’Horizon paints a breathtaking picture of the clown’s world in which the aloof cultural chicery lives. That the laureate compares himself to courageous Iranian women takes the bullshit to the extreme.”

    “A scene that only listens to each other, invites and awards prizes in the self-referential realm seems like a parallel universe, while the average citizen thinks about how to pay his electricity bill. Meanwhile, on the gender Titanic, the music on deck continues unabated. It’s the book fair again, the anti-racist, climate-neutral, animal-loving, transfeminist writing collective is sending ‘awareness’ teams against ‘right-wing’ across the book fair, celebrating themselves and those who can hardly get to sleep anymore because of their perceived identity disorders, now that they are constantly in demand in the media because of it.

    Here, authors make it to the perceptible surface who are only known because they constantly proclaim where they do not write, do not perform and do not read, because those who think differently are also allowed to present themselves there. Who has nothing to say and is nothing, is today a skin color, a gender, a handicap. Whereby ‘being black’ has long since ceased to be a skin color among true connoisseurs, but rather ‘describes a social position affected by racism’. Anyone can be black, except whites. Which is consistent, because everyone is now allowed to be a woman, except women themselves.”

  138. Realist says:
    @Chris Moore

    You are sick, weak little fuck.

  139. @Strange World

    The occupied “country” (vassal/subordinate-“Germany”) by the USers is quite remarkable. They play dead and enjoy being doormats for the americans. The elitist audience so well dressed and obedient. Very good slaves to the USers and their agendas.

    Also, the song was quite touching and that outfit-very USian. Perhaps, that outfit can help this ‘person’ keep warm during the upcoming winter given all of occupied “Germany’s” support for puppet Zelinskyy.

  140. Alrenous says: • Website
    @Alfonso Romero

    There is no political system in civilized history that remains untested and all have had their failures due to the corrupt nature of man

    White government is untested.

    It’s explicitly designed on the assumption it will become corrupt.
    There is only one solution to a corrupt government: throw it out. You can’t un-corrupt a government any more than you can un-fry an egg or de-age your grandpa.
    Thus, a government is legitimate to the extent it can be thrown out. How easily can you Exit? The cheaper it is, the more legitimate the government.

    In particular, it is absolutely critical that the citizen can refuse to pay taxes, at any time, and for any reason. Otherwise, they aren’t citizens, but serfs. (Indeed I would call them slaves, but grain of salt, as I am given to hyperbole.)

    In the meantime American government is weak and it’s very affordable to secure yourself against it. There is no need to overthrow DC. It can’t hurt you if you don’t give it permission.

  141. Alrenous says: • Website
    @Zachary Smith

    Meritocracy is logically impossible.

    Quis custodiet? Who decides what is merit and what is demerit? It’s a that-guy-ocracy, not a meritocracy.

    I suppose you could name that guy Merit. Everyone would soon realize it just means “king” though.

    If anyone with any influence proposes meritocracy it is precisely because they want someone to stop hiring on merit. They want to make a responsible hiring process into an irresponsible hiring process so they can screw over a rival or spend someone else’s money.

  142. Alrenous says: • Website
    @Kinky Friedman

    Summary of Plato, who described America accurately and in detail some 2400 years ago.

    Aristocracies have wisdom, courage, and fidelity.
    Timeocracies have courage and fidelity.
    Plutarchies have fidelity.
    Democracies have no virtue at all.

    Plato described America so well because he was living in America, Athens ver. He was merely describing the events that occurred around him. “Source: I took a walk.”

    Plato doesn’t seem to have noticed that tyrannies also have no virtue at all. It’s the same picture.

    The problem is genetic degeneration. Population growth is always dysgenic, because the lower classes have more children. When something happens that reduces the death rate, the upper classes stay the same size but all of a sudden the lower classes stop dying out every other generation, explode, and rapidly drag down average IQ. The culture goes with it.

    One of the other thinkers mythologized it as golden age, silver age, bronze age, and finally, iron age.

  143. Athena says:

    [Lasswell] claimed that society should not succumb to “democratic dogmatisms about men being the best judges of their own interests”, because they were not. Further, “the best judges are the elites, who must, therefore, be ensured of the means to impose their will, for the common good”.

    A government RUN by pedophiles is NOT reliable and mentally fit to be the best judge of my interests and those of my children. May they go to h. with their vaccines, their Ukraine, and their weapons and drugs, their lies, and their cowardness. A government run by pedophiles has NO right to tell me how i should educate my children.

    An extremely insightful documentary about the use of psychoanalysis to control the masses in ‘democratic’ societies.

    https://www.newsbud.com/2015/10/22/bfp-roundtable-pedophiles-run-the-government-no-one-gives-a-damn/

  144. Athena says:

    German Government Intentionally Placed Children with Pedophiles for 30 Yrs

  145. @Strange World

    The nadir, but only so far. New depths beckon.

  146. @Bro43rd

    So you would prefer the bellum omnium contra omnes, would you. I suppose you expect to win, and become a Big Man. Good luck with that. I grant that you have a point but like all sixteen year olds, you take it too far. Small, benign, Government, granting as much freedom to the people as possible without disturbing social peace, and, crucially, protecting that freedom from the depredations of predatory thugs. Otherwise it’s the Law of the Human Jungle.

  147. @Gary Sudder

    There’s stuff on YouTube where some smarmy prick asks young USers hard questions like ‘How many moons does Earth have?’. It’s cruel, demeaning, and no doubt highly edited, but also utterly frightening. The American, The Glory of World, thick as a fucking brick.

  148. @Realist

    How true! Normally I’m against too light-hearted name-calling, but in this case it’s an absolutely accurate diagnosis of his mental condition. If one considers alone how much blood has flowed in the name of his oh so “holy” (in truth unholy) so-called “religions”, it becomes clear to us “atheists” that this religious delusion and fanaticism with its “magical thinking” and its ineradicable infantile superstition needs no priest and no “Sky Daddy” as a substitute for missing self-responsibility, but a psychiatrist!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_delusion
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_thinking
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstition

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    , @Realist
  149. Democracy worked in small Hellenic cities. Probably. And the rationale was that the voters knew the candidates they were voting for, often personally. The accountability of the politicians towards the census was real.

    It cannot work in multi-million countries of today. Nobody knows anybody, and the election campaigns are just a sordid, nauseating contest between career liars who answer to no one but their sponsors.

    It indeed is a religion, in a sense that many just see it as a self-serving, self-perpetuating ritual, but it’s also a game rigged against the middle class. Always and only against the middle class.

    I’d like me a good old-fashioned monarchy over this any day. At least everybody would know their place.

    • Thanks: littlereddot
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  150. Chabad Mafia associated civil rights leader Roy Innis can be heard (1:31 second mark) telling the Lubavitcher Rebbe Schneerson that the civil rights revolution of the 1950s and 1960s was a revolution of BLACKS and JEWS.

    Whether it was the judeo-Soviet civil rights revolutions including the BLM riots of today, or the Perestroika Deception in the USSR which overall lulled the Western powers to sleep, you will always find the Chabad Mafia puppeteering behind the scenes…

  151. @Chris Moore

    I disagree. I think atheism gives us morality. We have instincts of social interaction.

    But remember the gravest offense of all time, when the serpent fooled Eve into learning the difference between good and evil. That was the Original Sin!
    Must not know that!

    Religion? Hmm.

    • Troll: Alrenous
  152. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Correction: Jesus emphasized the difference between good and evil and set astronomically high standards: Sermon on the Mount.

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  153. @Lysias

    Back then there were no Jews and no media brainwashing.

  154. Alrenous says: • Website
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Should a Martin should crack your skull on the pavement, turn your head that he may crack your nose also.

    • Troll: Ann Nonny Mouse
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  155. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Realist

    You are sick, weak little fuck.

    ((jewish)) and atheist projection. Like clockwork. You people are so predictable. I guess lacking a soul makes you uniform in you’re banality.

  156. Realist says:
    @Strange World

    Normally I’m against too light-hearted name-calling, but in this case it’s an absolutely accurate diagnosis of his mental condition.

    I agree, I do not believe in ad hominem replies. But he did insult me for a non-insulting comment I made to another commenter. His sanctimonious attitude and insulting unsolicited comments just pissed me off.

  157. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    I disagree. I think atheism gives us morality. We have instincts of social interaction.

    Formed over centuries — post Bible centuries, post Greek centuries, centuries of Western Civilization. Before that the law of the jungle prevailed.

    The ((jews)) seek a return to the law of the jungle. They think they will excel. lol. They’ll be the first to go down.

    But remember the gravest offense of all time, when the serpent fooled Eve into learning the difference between good and evil. That was the Original Sin! Must not know that!

    The story provides knowledge of Original Sin, and you conclude the message of the story is “Must not know that!” Why tell the story to begin with, then?

    Correction: Jesus emphasized the difference between good and evil and set astronomically high standards: Sermon on the Mount.

    That’s right, and most people can’t hack that ideal, or even come close. Therefore: Throw out the ideal! ???

    Most people are exactly what Realist projected about himself onto me: Weak, sick little fucks. Therefore we should throw out the ideals of Jesus and Moses, who weren’t weak sick little fucks, because we pale in comparison, and we don’t want the world to see how weak and sick we really are?

    So the weak, sick little fuck ((jew)) gangsters become the ideal? So we’re back to pre-historical law of the jungle? ((jew)) paradise?

    I would think women in particular would be instinctually opposed to the law of the jungle because they have the most to lose, but for some reason a lot of women seem on board the ((jew)) agenda of lawlessness.

    Dumb bitches.

  158. blaqua says:

    Aristotle believed that democracy is ochlocracy, which means government by the mob. You know what kinds of thugs and idiots the mob includes and how harmful a system it can be to a nation’s interests..

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  159. Realist says:
    @Strange World

    See comment # 158 for Chris Moore’s reply to me. LOL

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  160. Athena says:
    @Agent76

    Thanks for the post on Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd, a MUST-READ.

    In the same vein: Serge Moscovici, The age of the crowd: a historical treatise on mass psychology.

    The book ”presents a systematic exposition of Le Bon’s ideas and those of Gabriel Tarde, demonstrating convincingly their influence on the theories of collective psychology advanced by Sigmund Freud. These theories are re-examined by Professor Moscovici in a fascinating commentary on political life: Hitler, Mussolini, Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky all in some way applied them in their leadership styles with consequences that are all too familiar.”

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5826560-the-age-of-the-crowd

  161. Athena says:

    About the green propaganda used by corporations and politicians like Trudeau to brainwash people:

    Green as an Obedience Button

    https://energyregulationquarterly.ca/articles/all-that-glitters-isnt-green-or-renewable#sthash.OIjmEEY9.dpbs

    ‘Today, “green” is being used as a political obedience button. For example, Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan uses the word “renewable” 150 times, and the word “green” 216 times.[2] When government ministers say that their proposed policy is green, they are pushing your green button to turn on your obedience algorithm. We are expected to agree, without closely examining the proposed law or policy. After all, how could it be bad if it’s green? We are not expected to ask “green in comparison to what?” Or “green at what cost, to whom?” If you were to ask these questions, it is unlikely that government officials would provide any useful answers.

    Presenting oneself as a green leader in the “fight” to save the planet from the “climate crisis” is a source of political power, money and social acclaim. The political benefit of this panic-generating strategy is to convert scientific and economic issues into moral and tribal issues. The virtuous are on “our” side, clean green, so join us and be good too.

    American and Canadian politicians exaggerate the dangers of climate change and then, egotistically, pretend that they are the leaders in fighting the planetary crisis. Sorry, America, at a mere 13 per cent of global CO2 emissions you aren’t the planet and you can’t do much to fix it. Sorry Canada, you are roughly 1/10 as able to affect planetary climate change as are the Americans.’

  162. Athena says:

    The EU propagandists and ”taxonomy” (below).

    https://energyregulationquarterly.ca/articles/all-that-glitters-isnt-green-or-renewable#sthash.OIjmEEY9.dpbs

    ‘The European Union “Taxonomy” Trick’

    ‘There is an escalating energy crisis in Europe, exacerbated recently by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This has been largely caused by shutting down many nuclear and gas plants, while creating excessive reliance on wind generation. Then the wind stopped blowing for an extended time. This required replacing the lost wind generation with a gas generation. But this spike in gas demand caused a huge spike in gas prices. It also increased European dependence on gas from Russia. With Russia strategically limiting its gas exports to Europe, several countries have had to burn more coal to keep the lights on. Coal emits approximately twice as much CO2 as gas.

    After much debate, the European Union, desperate to increase its electricity supply without burning even more coal, changed its green “taxonomy” to treat both nuclear and gas generation as “green” for investment purposes.

    […]

    ‘Perhaps the most honest government when it comes to admitting that the pursuit of net-zero has to be balanced with economic and social realities is China.

    As the European experience has recently demonstrated, energy security is critical, and won’t be undermined by political climate targets. The US and Canada are perhaps a decade behind the Europeans, and haven’t yet learned the reliability lesson the hard way. That’s why I expect that when “The Great Reset” to net-zero inevitably runs into a brick wall, we will see “The Great U-Turn”. Of course it won’t be called that — it will merely be a change in taxonomy.’

    But nuclear technology uses uranium, a limited resource that is not renewable. Likewise, natural gas, another limited resource, is no more renewable than coal. These governments try to conceal the obvious political game: last year nuclear and gas were dangerous and dirty, this year they are green. What has changed? Taxonomy.

  163. Chris Moore says: • Website
    @Realist

    Yes, I said you lacked a soul. You’re an atheist right? You acknowledge in your moral and ethical framework of atheism that you lack a soul, right? That there is no such thing as a “soul,” right? So why are you complaining that I publicly acknowledged about you what your own doctrine of atheism has already acknowledged about itself, and you as an adherent of atheism have already acknowledged about yourself?

    A guess logic isn’t a strong suit for atheists. And yet, they hold themselves up as “logical.”

    Just more schizo nuttiness from ((jews)) and atheists, I guess. Your primitive brain just does not process information correctly. Maybe it’s defective. Shouldn’t you go jump in a volcano or something, return yourself the Great Rendering in the hope of reincarnation at a higher rung?

    Wait a minute, even reincarnation is a religious concept.

    Well, then, shouldn’t you just go jump in a volcano and leave it at that?

    • LOL: Realist
  164. HdC says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    The NSDAP government in Germany created a third economic system that was, in effect, a middle way between the excesses of unbridled capitalism and murderous communism.

    Communism’s goal was world domination; hence the mantra “Workers of the World Unite”, which promised justice and economic well-being to the down trodden.

    Capitalism’s driving force is profits at any cost. We see the results of that ethos today in the USA, where the driving force is Finance Capitalism. All action, rules, etc. are made to benefit this in the form of the FIRE sector: Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, all businesses that profit off the work of those that actually create a nation’s wealth.

    Germany’s third way was based on Labour Capitalism. The amount of currency in circulation was directly based on the amount of labour executed. Running an economy in this fashion reduces the likelihood of inflation, and does not require loans or other credits from financial institutions for the government to function. The government issues promissory notes for the work performed.

    The final straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back, according to Churchill, and made war inevitable, was that the NSDAP government initiated government to government foreign trade, shutting out the international bankers from profiting on this, also.

    Germany had the brains and guts to implement a better way that showed that capitalism was not necessary for a high standard of living, and that the promises of communism would not bring heaven on earth, either. The murderous actions of the latter proved that in spades.

    Thus, the capitalists and communists made common cause to destroy a small European country that had proved a better way, and thus threatened the two alternatives.

    • Thanks: Ann Nonny Mouse
  165. @blaqua

    You’re comparing apples and oranges.

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  166. blaqua says:
    @Ann Nonny Mouse

    I’m not comparing anything. Democracy is ochlocracy.

  167. Alrenous says: • Website
    @Alrenous

    Quoting the Bible at someone talking about the sermon on the mount makes you a troll.

    This is indeed the case. It’s socially awkward to take Christians at their word – you’re supposed to know they’re lying.

  168. I commend the author for understanding the true meaning of ‘transparent government’.
    All economics theories are religions, and all political systems exist to support some economics theory. The economic model of your country is your state religion, communism being the most blatant in the “conversion by sword” department. Courtesy of the inherent misanthropic cruelty of the Bolshevik, of course. Only religions persecute, banish and punish unbelievers, the way commies, democrats, libertarians, Muslims, Jews, Christians, Conservatives insist we do with their enemies.
    It saddens me that so many otherwise intelligent people promote Unity, and World Peace, and Good Governance. Especially those who dismiss culture, religion and racial differences, belittling others for being different, calling them ‘less’. They are fighting for the Bolshevik ideal of One Religion, One King, One World. They mean well, but they formulate their arguments in Bolshevik terms, which can only bring Bolshevik results.
    We shall not go into how all political parties are mafia gangs, fighting each other for a turn at the national cookie jar.

  169. @Boba Lazarević

    Very good points, thanks.

    In small city states, as in multi million population countries, Democracy requires a population realises that with the power of the vote also comes responsibility. Today, people forget about the responsibility, but go about shouting about their right to vote only.

    The responsibility to educate oneself on the issues of the day, not just listen to gossip at the street corner.
    The responsibility to choose leaders who will act for the good of the whole society, and not just short term partisan interests.
    The responsibility to remove leaders whom they know are corrupt

    All of this requires a maturity of mind and morality that is not present in the majority of the population. This is not cynicism, it is reality.

    To give one man – one vote, is obscene naivete. It is as stupid as to give a loaded pistol to a toddler.

    But that very “right” of one man one vote….it was a opiate filled candy used to win over the masses….a demagogic trick that our Athenian friend, Aristotle warned us about.

    • Replies: @HdC
  170. HdC says:
    @littlereddot

    Many years ago I had the pleasure of reading a book entitled “The Seventh Vote”. It only peripherally dealt with the issues of voting; nonetheless, it made a compelling argument for multiple earned/merit votes for any individual.

    For example:

    One vote upon graduation from high school.
    Another vote for paying income taxes
    Another vote when raising a family with one child
    Another vote for raising a family with 3 or more children
    Another vote with a STEM undergraduate degree
    Another vote for owning property and paying property taxes
    A seventh vote for extraordinary services to the country

    Thus any individual has the ability to earn up to seven votes in each election.

    I wonder what the results of such a voting scheme might be?

    • Replies: @littlereddot
  171. @HdC

    I wonder what the results of such a voting scheme might be?

    It might reveal some good results. Of course there will have be tweaking of the system to make it work for the particular society in which it is used.

    There is one point that is taken as common sense in some societies especially Confucian ones, but not really in current public debate in the West….the idea that Not Everyone Has Equal Abilities….and that includes ability to choose leaders far above their particular stratum.

    Aristotle illustrates this idea with his analogy of a ship sailing to a distant land. Halfway on the journey, the captain dies, and a successor needs to be chosen. How then should the replacement captain be chosen? Should it be open to all on board including the passengers who have no idea how to sail a ship? Or should it be left to the sailors who know who amongst them have the experience and skills to properly guide the ship to its destination?

    And this example of a ship is a simple relatively flat organisation. In a multi-million population country, the organisation and levels of hierarchy to the president is many orders of magnitude higher. Is the average Joe really able to choose the best man for the job? Or does he choose the guy who promises him the most benefits?

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  172. HdC says:
    @littlereddot

    Thanks for your thoughtful reply.

    I especially enjoyed the analogy of the ship. Very telling, and useful to illustrate the deficiencies of the “one man one vote” scheme.

    It should be obvious that those with skin in the game and ability to think, ought to have more say in the matter of running a country than, say, a chicken coop occupier.

    Here’s hoping that our host Ron Unz would chime in here and add his deep thinking to this idea of multiple votes per voter?

  173. Johan says:
    @meamjojo

    This is indeed what all democratic people think, they all know it better, and secretly all fools want to be king, meanwhile they are idiots, even more controlled and disempowered than in other systems of government.Go figure, its hilarious.

  174. Johan says:

    Democracy is the most just of all systems. In a democracy all people want to rule, to rule over and control the other, consequently through the each a one vote system, they are all disempowered and deceived each other the whole time. So this is perfect justice.

  175. @Thrallman

    “Is that why American conservatives don’t see the contradiction between their political ideology and their religion? You can search the Old and New Testaments in vain for any mention of democracy. The contradiction between the First Amendment and the First Commandment is enormous. The First Amendment promises free exercise of religion, the First Commandment applies the death penalty.”

    Very astute observation. In fact – following the crowd in most cases in the bible – a disaster took place. When Messiah returns there will be no democracy… no voting. In scriptures Greeks were seen as the antithesis of God’s ways… So were the Romans. Can’t put one with the other. I don’t know enough about Islamic scripture but I don’t see Egypt or Iran trying to uphold pre Islamic Egyptian and Persian ways. Too much mixture by Christians in democracy

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