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When the wildfires of California broke out across the Golden State, many were the causes given.

Negligence by campers. Falling power lines. Arson. A dried-out land. Climate change. Failure to manage forests, prune trees and clear debris, leaving fuel for blazes ignited. Abnormally high winds spreading the flames. Too many fires for first responders to handle.

So, too, there appears to be a multiplicity of causes igniting and fueling the protests and riots sweeping capital cities across our world.

The year-long yellow vest protests in Paris, set off by fuel price hikes that were swiftly rescinded, seemed to grind down this weekend to several thousand anarchic and violent die-hards.

The riots in Chile were started to oppose a small hike in train and subway fares in a country with the highest per capita income and least inequality in all of Latin America. Yet the protesters have succeeded in forcing the elected government to capitulate and write a new constitution.

Bolivia’s uprising was over an election stolen by longtime president Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico to be welcomed by the foreign minister.

Among the issues dividing Bolivians are economic inequality and tribalism — indigenous peoples living alongside a European-descended elite.

In Hong Kong, where protesters appear to be making a last stand in the city’s universities, the cause that first united them was a proposal to allow the city’s citizens to be extradited to China for trial.

While that proposal was withdrawn, the rioting has continued for half a year and now involves Molotov cocktails, slingshots, bows and arrows, and catapults to hurl bricks at police.

The latest demands include investigating and punishing police for excessive force, restoration of all liberties and freedoms Hong Kong enjoyed in the last years of British rule, and the right to elect their own leaders.

If Hong Kong can resist mighty China for half a year, imagine what Taiwan, with three times Hong Kong’s population, significant military forces, and 100 miles of water between the island and mainland, could do to resist the rule of the Party of Xi Jinping.

In Baghdad, the protests went violent early, and hundreds are now dead.

A primary cause of the rioters’ rage — Iranian influence in Iraqi politics that arose among the Shiite majority after George W. Bush overthrew the Sunni regime of Saddam Hussein.

The Iranian-backed Shiite militia who helped stop the Islamic State group’s drive to Baghdad in the days of the caliphate are now less welcome. “Iranians, go home!” is a popular demand.

The recent violent protests inside Iran are rooted in both politics and economics. U.S. sanctions keep millions of barrels of Iran’s oil off world markets every day, causing surging deficits, exacerbating the plunging value of Iran’s currency and contributing to rising inflation.

The triggering event for the riots in Iran was a rise in the price of gas, which is still only a fraction of what Americans pay per gallon, but is deeply painful for working- and middle-class Iranians who are stretched to the limit.

The issues pulling continents, countries and capitals apart thus appear to be growing, enduring, and, indeed, perhaps insoluble.

Consider. The economic issues propelling workers into the streets to protest inequalities of wealth and income are occurring at a time when our world has never been more prosperous.

The ethnic and racial clashes within and between nations seem increasingly beyond the capacity of democratic regimes to resolve peacefully.

As for matters of fundamental belief — political, ideological, religious — the divides here, too, seem to be deepening and widening.

ORDER IT NOW

India’s Hindu majority of 1 billion seeks suppression of its Muslim minority. Secular Chinese put Muslim Uighurs and Kazakhs in concentration camps by the thousands to root out their birth loyalties and convert them into Marxist nationalists. Han Chinese are moved into Tibet and Xinjiang to swamp indigenous populations.

In Hong Kong, the struggle is ideological and political, between believers in democracy and advocates of authoritarianism.

President Trump’s America wants to secure the Southern border against an ongoing invasion of Latin American and Third World people, who could soon create here a new majority that votes reliably Democratic.

Europe resists with growing alarm a decades-long invasion of the Old Continent by desperate people fleeing the failed states of Africa and the Mideast.

In Spain, a nationalist party, Vox, vaults to third place to resist a leftist regime in Madrid that is seen as too accommodating to Catalan secessionists and refugees from across the Mediterranean.

Americans are not at actual war with one another, but our divisions are as wide and deep as they have been since the 1960s, if not since the Civil War.

We have Republicans standing united against the impeachment and removal of a president they overwhelmingly elected — by a united Democratic Party dominated by implacable ideological adversaries.

Neither authoritarians nor the world’s democracies seem to have found a cure for the maladies that afflict our world’s unhappy citizens.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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  1. The riots in Chile were started to oppose a small hike in train and subway fares in a country with the highest per capita income and least inequality in all of Latin America.

    I don’t know what data Pat is looking at, but based on World Bank numbers – an organization which, unlike Buchanan, actually cares about inequality – Mexico, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Uruguay all had lower Gini coefficients than Chile – the last two substantially lower, and lower for a substantially longer time.

    • Replies: @hhsiii
  2. The great powers oppress the weak,
    Warmongers’ whip upon the meek.

  3. anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:

    “ .. our world has never been more prosperous .. ”

    “ .. between believers in democracy and advocates of authoritarianism .. ”

    “Neither authoritarians nor the world’s democracies .. ”

    Anyone else remember Weekly Reader?

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Anon
  4. anonymous[391] • Disclaimer says:

    wwebd said —- “what’s behind our world on fire?”

    Come on , Patrick, you know the answer.

    The nominal leader of the Roman Catholic church is a vocal supporter of evildoers like Hillary Clinton and George Soros who support abortion on demand of little babies who they consider to be the losers in life. Poor Bergoglio is no friend of the innocent, and most of the poor old man’s atheist and Orthodox and Protestant and Freemason pals are not much better.

    Almost every millionaire “Christian celebrity” – with a few noble exceptions – hates our pro-life president.

    We – that is, we Americans who do not know better – have for all these many years praised and reverenced English-speaking evildoers like Churchill and Kennedy and Obama, in the political sphere, and many of us have praised and reverenced losers of greater caliber in the artistic sphere, and we have not been willing to
    devote our lives to the one thing we were born for, the Christian protection of the innocent whom God loves.

    It is as simple as that. God loves us all, but of course His patience is not infinite.

    Get on your knees and pray, Patrick, pray with me, God hears the prayers of the old and of the humble.

    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
  5. Grace says:

    The lack of love and caring for one another is behind all this.

    If people loved and cared for their neighbors as themselves, instead of trying to violently impose their point or fighting with each other in the streets to George Soros’ satisfaction, the war profiteers and agents provocateurs wouldn’t be able to ignite chaos and pseudo-revolutions that makes things turn badly like police beating or imprisoning people.

    Leviticus 19:18:

    ”You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. ”

    • Replies: @Monotonous Languor
  6. @anonymous

    Those with eyes to see and ears to hear know who Bergoglio serves. 😈

  7. Negligence by campers. Falling power lines. Arson., babies, incubators, guy in gave with box cutters, Larry Silverstein, Plan Oded Yinon, Nuland aka Nudleman

  8. Hmm, and “those with eyes to see and ears to hear know” who drumpf “serves”.

    After all, king bibi, Sheldon Adelson, Paul Singer and Bernie Marcus told him so.

  9. Well Paddy faithfully churns out the Establishment line one more time.

    Time to pack it in.

    • Agree: bluedog, foolisholdman
    • Replies: @ben sampson
  10. EoinW says:

    Pat Buchanan is the prime example of what’s wrong with political conservatism. Even though he is one of the best MSM commentators – because the others are pathetic – you still get the right wing Pax Americana version of reality…which has nothing to do with reality. Morales stole the Bolivian election? Want to whitewash a military coup? Turn to Trojan Horse Buchanan. I’m sure there are plenty of Zero Hedge types – American posters – spouting the socialism is evil mantra that they’ve been brainwashed on since childhood.

    Buchanan’s Achilles Heel is that he is American, therefore he’ll never be able to see the USA as the force for evil in the world that it has become. Otherwise, he’s the last breath of fresh air left in the MSM.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Observator
  11. “Americans are not at actual war with one another…”

    Get it through your thick heads: We’re already in a civil war, but conservatives refuse to recognize it. They still want to play moral equivalence games, they still think dialog is possible, they still want to have a conversation, they still think civic nationalism is a great thing.

    Meanwhile, leftists command their immigrants to destroy your culture and nation, non-white proxies to murder you on the street, rape gangs to destroy your daughters, clinics to destroy your unborn children. They direct their SJW’s to destroy your educational institutions, their rabid politicians to destroy your President, their homosexuals to destroy your Church, their feminists and trannies to destroy your families. And finally, they employ their media to destroy your will to fight, by brainwashing you into spasms of guilt whenever they call you names like ‘racist’.

    Leftists declared war against you a time long ago. They want you dead. Conservatives absolutely refuse to recognize it, which is why they haven’t conserved anything, not even women’s bathrooms. If you still don’t realize you’re in a civil war, then you’ve already lost.

  12. @Grace

    You brandish Bible quotes like a bull in a china shop.

    The real question is, who is my neighbor?

    There must be limits, and judgment is the only way to set them. Otherwise, celebrating evil and perversion with niceness and “love” is no better than a dollop of syrup poured over poison. Here’s a clue: God’s Love is NOT the same as human love, because it includes Judgment. We here on earth have no choice but to do the same, otherwise we can’t even recognize Good from Evil, nor do anything to promote the one and resist the other.

    There is a gestalt to the Bible. If you’re not smart enough to recognize it, then don’t even try.

    • Replies: @nsa
    , @Mr McKenna
    , @Michael888
  13. anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:
    @EoinW

    At this point, Mr. Buchanan does more harm than good. He faithfully serves the Establishment as a sentry on the Right boundary of discourse acceptable to those who want to control our country and as much of the world as they can from Washington. Only loyalty that he earned decades ago keeps his dwindling fans rationalizing this Beltway-centric stuff as worthwhile dissidence.

  14. “Bolivia’s uprising was over an election stolen by longtime president Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico to be welcomed by the foreign minister.”

    More like the globalists stole the election from rightful winner Evo Morales.

  15. @EoinW

    Buchanan is a classic Socratic gadfly. He’s rather too caught up in the mythologies of Catholicism, capitalism, and white supremacy for my taste, but the guy raises points that merit thoughtful consideration, even you arrive at radically different conclusions from his. His research on how World War II was a needless conflict among global elites determined to wipe out `the mortal threat to their power of Germany’s startlingly successful nationalist socialism is essential reading for any leftist, for one example. `

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
    , @Charlemagne
  16. nsa says:
    @Monotonous Languor

    Quoting a mythical sky fag from a silly jew book explicates nothing.
    The evolutionary purpose of the erect walking ape is to transfer the carbon locked in the earth’s crust to the atmosphere through overpopulation and then go extinct, ushering in a new gold age of plant life which flourishes in a high carbon atmosphere. Saint Pat thinks there is conflict now……wait until there are ten, twenty, thirty billion humans conniving and consuming away, and all burning carbon.

    • Replies: @Adam Smith
  17. NYC blackout in 1977: Riots & looting.
    NYC blackout in 2003: Relatively peaceful.

    Why the difference? The social mood backdrop. People (the herd) do not behave the same way to the same situation all the time. People (as groups) do not obey the same script with each iteration of superficially similar conditions.

    In general, rising asset markets signal rising social mood. Relative peace and prosperity will parallel and follow generally rising markets. When social mood falls, markets can respond immediately (by declining) but economic conditions are a product of decisions that take time to implement, so unemployment and business contraction lag the falling market, often reaching a peak near the low in markets (2009 was a great example.)

    The USA and world have put ever-rising living standards on a vast MasterCard for decades. In the USA, the last bond bear market ended in 1981, and ever since then owning long term debt was a capital gain party; bondholders couldn’t get enough of someone’s IOUs, so borrowers (governments being the worst debtors) issued a veritable OCEAN of IOU’s these past near-four decades. This warped economies across the world to serve debt-enabled demand.

    It was largely a time of peace. But no tree grows to the sky, and the insane “inclusiveness” of open-borders migration, LGBT+P “anything goes,” legalization of gambling, pot and (perhaps soon) prostitution all signal that the herd cannot get any more open, trusting and positive than now. When you fly high, and higher, and higher, sooner or later you have only one direction left to go.

    Political adversity is a signal that some elements of the herd cannot endure the cognitive dissonance necessary to adopt the mass insanity of Leftist Cargo Cult dogma. The dominant trend is still up (bond prices are near all time highs), showing that the bulk of the herd still steeps in a cesspool of insanely high optimism and openness. The civic religion still dominates.

    If political warfare continues and spreads, it will eventually be joined by other signals that social mood is falling, doing so from an unprecedented high. This will be analogous to what happened in the aftermath of 1929, only on a fractal scale an order of magnitude or two higher. The economics and national and international strife that followed 1930-32 should be commensurate.

  18. JasonT says:

    “Bolivia’s uprising was over an election stolen by longtime president Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico to be welcomed by the foreign minister.”

    Mr. Buchanan. Are you so seriously misinformed that you can say this with a straight face?

    • Agree: follyofwar
  19. Sigh. Mr. Buchanan has become a relic. He is a revered relic for standing up to the Bush Crime Family back in the day. Since he still keeps asking the same rhetorical questions, it’s time he and his wife got comfortable in a nice Assisted Living facility.
    I supported his presidential asperations back in the day. I now shudder to think what would have happened to him should he have been miraculously elected to the Offal Office. He may have pardoned Michael New, but I am sure the Mossad would have gifted him with the JFK Memorial head shot.
    Pat needs to quit while he is ahead and rest on his legacy of telling it like it is and should be, vis-a-vis the nature of a republic versus the corrupt, syphilitic empire this once-great nation has become. It’s like Cromwell said: “…you have sat here far too long. Depart(sic) and let us be done with you. In the Name of God, go.”

  20. Dear old Pat, can’t you sniff Uncle Sam’s (CIA’s) stealthy incendiary urination setting them alight?

    • Agree: follyofwar
  21. Yee says:

    Han Chinese “to swamp indigenous populations”? Tibet is 92% Tibetan… Worry about your own demography, moron.

    As for HongKong, if the rioters want to destroy a free market capitalist city, let them. The Brits and the Jews have more interests in HK than China does, anyway. The “evil commies” are foolish trying to save it.

    The HongKong rioters should all move to the US, so they can have a taste of police “excessive force”. Hoisting US flags in the universities is just pathetic…

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  22. Art says:
    @another fred

    What’s behind our world on fire?

    Without questions the answer is “too much ownership of land and productivity by too few people.” No question, those few people control the nation state.

    The masses of the people are correctly fed up with the situation, of so few owning so much and controlling everything.

    The long term solution is to take power away from the nation state and return it to local communities, where all community functions are owned and controlled by local people. Employee ownership of production is a must.

    p.s. The whole world must use gold and local crypto currencies – removing control over money from the nation state.

  23. Pat asks: “What’s Behind our World on Fire?”

    Three letters: CIA

  24. @Yee

    Unlike US corporate junk ‘news’, RT America (I watch Rick Sanchez) has been reporting on the Hong Kong riots extensively. There may or may not be some selective editing, but it seems clear that the Hong Kong police are the ones who are using restraint, and who have actually been beaten to the ground by out-of-control rioters.

    These ‘students’ are not rioting for freedom, they are rioting as they are being paid, fed, supplied, and and funded by China-hating NGOs, with the ever-present CIA as puppeteer. It is guaranteed that US cities would never put up with such riots without sending in the National Guard to snuff them out, as happened in Ferguson.

    I keep waiting for China to send in its army to end this madness. Washington’s psychopaths would love it, as Congress and Mr. Trump could then condemn Chinese aggression.

    • Replies: @d dan
  25. @nsa

    Quoting a mythical sky fag from a silly jew book explicates nothing.

    I couldn’t agree more.

    Sometimes I call it “The Big Book of Jewish Witchcraft” or “The Big Book of Genocide”.
    I’m surprised there are people who don’t realize it is a book of fiction.

    wait until there are ten, twenty, thirty billion humans conniving and consuming away…

    I doubt humans will make it to twenty billion. Powerful humans will cannibalize the others when they’ve eaten all the fish in the sea and most the insects, unless the armegeddonists achieve their goal first.

    Interesting times ahead.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  26. Neither authoritarians nor the world’s democracies seem to have found a cure for the maladies that afflict our world’s unhappy citizens.

    Horse-shit – they know exactly what would work: reducing pointless, bullshit, bureaucratic interference in people’s lives that exists purely for its own sake; and reducing the vast network of criminal corruption by which the political class siphon funds to cronies.

    The genie is out of the bottle: it is simply not possible to keep a lid on the depravity and corruption of the political class and its Little Eichmanns, Little Berias, Little Heydriches etc.

    In times past, governments had very tight control over information. Prior to Gutenberg, it was prohibitively expensive to disseminate information to a broad audience: the only people who could afford mass-media was the Church.

    Post-Gutenberg, that option was still sufficiently expensive that printed information was still ‘narrowcast’ relative to today (but vastly less expensive, and commensurately wider-cast, than it was prior to Gutenberg).

    When radio and then TV emerged, the peons’ access to information changed (and not for the better). They could either read newspapers and magazines (the production of which was expensive, and so was oligopolistic), or they could plop themselves in a comfy chair and listen to the radio or watch TV (an even smaller oligopoly).

    If government wanted information suppressed, they could put all sorts of pressure on publishers and radio/TV proprietors. Want to prevent the naming of a hjgh-profle person as a pedophile (Cyril Smith; Jimmy Saville; Ted Heath)? Easy-peasy: call Murdoch, Black, Maxwell and whoever’s in charge at the BBC… job done.

    Then the internet happened.

    Now, ‘super-injunctions’ and court suppression notices have no effect – they possibly prevent news from getting to people who aren’t actively interested; have no internet connection; and have no friends.

    A very good recent example: the local court suppressed George Pell’s conviction for kiddie-fucking. Well, the court ordered that it be suppressed, but that order was irrelevant.

    I knew about the conviction fifteen minutes later as a result of a notification on my phone from a non-domestic news aggregator.

    That’s got nothing to do with me specifically: millions of people have the same access.

    The result (in the Pell case) was that local news media had to come up with something to show that they knew what was going on but were prevented from saying anything – otherwise they would be accused of missing the story. And of course that made even more people aware that something was being suppressed… so searches for ‘conviction pedophile’ spiked for a day, and then everybody in Australia knew.

    I sometimes wonder what would have happened is Colin Powell was doing his silly UNSC cartoon presentation today. People forget that ‘social media’ wasn’t really a thing back in 2003: Blogs were in their infancy (Google acquired Blogger in 2003); Twitter, Facebook and YouTube didn’t exist, so genuinely realtime manymany interaction just didn’t happen.

    Now, it can’t be stopped. (Ask Xi Jinping).

    .
    .
    A lot of readers of this site are old enough to know what life was like BI (Before Internet): bad information could persist, even for people who were actively trying to find out facts.

    Nowadays, you have to be actively incurious (or cognitively challenged) in order to retain stupid ideas. Religious people, for example (including people who have a religious faith in governments): they actively refuse to acknowledge that specific key elements their doctrine have been proved false.
    .
    .
    People are more informed about the doings of their overlords, and they find it unacceptable. It will, in time, get to the stage where assassinations of politicians (and their hangers-on) become commonplace.

    What’s that George Michael song? “Waiting For The Day” or something.

    • Replies: @John Achterhof
  27. @Observator

    His research on how World War II was a needless conflict among global elites determined to wipe out [snip]

    Hitler and the Unnecessary War” was decades late and trillions of dollars short. (I have the audiobook, having expected there to be something interesting in it).

    Toland’s “Adolf Hitler” was far more interesting, and went into incredible detail about the very human-level interactions among politicians and diplomats in the lead-up to the carnage into which the US inserted itself.

    .

    Also – does anybody other than stalwart Buchananites by Buchanan’s books? It’s hugely unlikely that he changed anyone’s opinion on WWII; them as knew it was a total waste of resources already knew, and were aware of all the chicanery undertaken by people like FDR, right up to and including his recycling of Woodrow Wilson’s assertion that he did not intend to get involved.

    I find it weird writing the guy’s name, to be frank: to me “Buchanan” signifies James Buchanan.

    For all its (relatively few) flaws, the ‘real’ Buchanan’s book with Tullock (“The Calculus of Consent“) deserves a place alongside “The Road to Serfdom“, “Human Action“, “On Liberty (& Utilitarianism)“, “Two Treatises on Government” and “Man, Economy & State“. (In fact it has precisely that place – I just listed the 5 books to its left on my bookshelf).

    • Replies: @nsa
  28. SafeNow says:

    I suspected that the advent and spreading of cellphone use was a factor. Quick research turned-up a journal article finding that, in Africa, political disruptions substantially correlated with cellphone coverage. Obvious, I guess. Duke University, 2013, Abstract:

    The spread of cell phone technology across Africa has transforming effects on the economic and political sphere of the continent. In this paper, we investigate the impact of cellphone technology on violent collective action. We contend that the availability of cell phones as a communication technology allows political groups to overcome collective action problems more easily and improve ingroup cooperation, and coordination. Utilizing novel, spatially disaggregated data on cell phone coverage and the location of organized violent events in Africa, we are able to show that the availability of cell phone coverage significantly and substantially increases the probability of violent conflict. Our findings hold across numerous different model specifications and robustness checks, including cross-sectional models, instrumental variable techniques, and panel data methods.

  29. Yee says:

    Kratoklastes,

    “Now, it can’t be stopped. (Ask Xi Jinping).”

    I think Xi Jinping very much welcomes the age of Internets information… China has far less controls over media than the US has. So any weaken of media monopoly helps China and hurts the US.

    You have a machine gun and I have a butter knife in a fight, if both of us got dis-armed, it’s an improvement for my situation.

  30. nsa says:
    @Kratoklastes

    “just listed five books on my bookshelf”
    Thinking about books, has anyone else noticed how the lardbutts, Trumpstein and Pompeoberg, physically and mentally resemble the two legged ruling pigs, Napolean and Squealer, in Animal Farm? Life again mimicking art?

  31. Anon[291] • Disclaimer says:

    The world is going to hell in a hand basket because of…climate change!

    As long as there is a single Jew left in this world, there will be no peace. These rootless cosmopolitans and their insatiable appetite for money, lust, power and treachery will forever ensure the world will never see peace. Satan has been falsely presenting himself as God’s chosen.

  32. Pat forgot to mention the mass protests in Lebanon.

  33. “The issues pulling continents, countries and capitals apart thus appear to be growing, enduring, and, indeed, perhaps insoluble.”
    The world is aflame. And the localized fires can spread and cause a conflagration. But enough of the metaphor. It’s the interconnectedness of disputes that has the potential to draw the major powers into conflict with each other – result: world war. Pat Buchanan’s example of Hong Kong is an excellent one. If Beijing cannot suppress that rising, how could it do so with Taiwan? Instability could spread to the mainland, perhaps Tibet or Xinjiang. If China sees the US behind efforts to bring down or weaken the regime it will bring the war to America in Asia. That needs to be avoided, because the consequences need to be avoided.

    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  34. @Kratoklastes

    Yes, it’s a theme of history, as you note, that broader revolution (esp. to social order) comes in the wake of communications revolution. I suppose some eras of history, such as the Enlightenment, carry a charge of optimism, while others run on anger and outrage. Generally (and pertinent to the present moment) humans find bad news (outrage, death, scandal, catastrophe) far more interesting (thus more viral) than good news, perhaps owing to bad news being in our evolutionary history more valuable/actionable than good news.

    One might, holding a view of how power operates in the world, prefer a cause to all the world’s uprisings more insidious than banal communications technology – and in some cases one’s preexisting notions (CIA) may play a role – but there’s perhaps no more keen Grand Unifying Theory to these conflagrations than the cell phone and social media.

  35. MEexpert says:

    What’s behind our world on fire?

    The good old US of A (CIA)/neocons.

    In Iran, the economic crisis is caused by the US sanctions causing hardship on the Iranian public. Add to that the infiltration in the rank and file by the CIA/MEK agents. If Pat doesn’t know the cause of unrest and riots in Iran than he should stop writing these articles and I am a big supporter of Pat.

    The protests in Iraq and Lebanon, which Pat forgot, are also the work of the USA/Israel/Saudi Arabia. Common enemy, Iran. The trio wants Iran’s influence in these countries reduced so that Israel can have the monoply in the Middle East it so badly dessires.

    If the USA minds its own business and leaves other countries alone, there will be half as much unrest as it is today and most countries will be able to solve their problems themselves.

    • Agree: follyofwar, Rurik
  36. @Adam Smith

    If the human race ever reaches 20 billion (which I highly doubt) it won’t be because of Whites, who cannot even replace themselves in sufficient numbers to survive. East Asians are headed in the same direction.

    Still, what is left to save the West from being completely taken over by the LGBTQ Cultural Marxists? Perhaps it is Traditional Christianity, the kind practiced by Mr. Buchanan and E. Michael Jones. But it need not be Catholic, of which I am not a member. Nor do I belong to any organized religion. When people believe in nothing, Marxism swoops in to fill the void.

  37. @peter mcloughlin

    Peter said: “If China sees the US behind efforts to bring down or weaken the regime …”

    Chinese leadership would have to be complete idiots to not already realize this is happening (ie. the Hong Kong riots). And the Chinese are not dumb people.

  38. Anon[239] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    Is the Weekly Reader still around? If it is I imagine it is now normal for it to be read to grade school students by some lgbtxyz reader.

  39. [ Bolivia’s uprising was over an election stolen by longtime president Evo Morales, who fled to Mexico to be welcomed by the foreign minister.]

    By the book journalism the American way. Promoting the official narrative proof be damned.

    [ Europe resists with growing alarm a decades-long invasion of the Old Continent by desperate people fleeing the failed states of Africa and the Mideast.]

    No mention of what caused failed states such as the War on Terror with all the mayhem it brought to Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria.

    • Replies: @Hhsiii
  40. @Bill Jones

    there were a time or tow I felt a lil easy about Pat Paddy Buchanan but it never lasted long. the man is establishment totally, incorrigibly right wing

    oh mi god! even now he cant change..after all these years he should know better, tamed, softened up a bi with a tear and a half for the dispossessed. no! that’s it for Pat and me. its too late now.

    its serious but its funny! hahahaha

  41. hhsiii says:
    @silviosilver

    Well, with Uruguay that may be sharing of larger pie, but for some on that list equality means almost everyone is equally poor, no? Not the kind of equality i’d be shooting for. But as you can gues I haven’t thought particularly deeply about it.

  42. If you really want to know the answer to your question, you might look at monetary and foreign exchange policies, largely imposed by force by the US, that enrich some while impoverishing others on a global level. The idea behind those policies appears to be to adapt to the reality of low global wage rates compared to US rates while still, and most importantly, protecting the US investor class. The policies sort of work at the latter, but fail at the former, since while wages remain stagnant as opposed to falling, the jobs for which the wages would have been paid have disappeared.

    These policies affect every worker in every country, and have destroyed the economy of places like Mexico and many others. Those policies were put into play by the actions taken during the Nixon administration with respect to foreign exchange.

    Nixon and his advisers have a lot to answer for. Of course, they will never understand much less admit what they wrought.

    • Replies: @Hhsiii
  43. Charlemagne says: • Website
    @Observator

    Huh, white supremacy? Please provide examples.

  44. d dan says:
    @follyofwar

    “I keep waiting for China to send in its army to end this madness. Washington’s psychopaths would love it, as Congress and Mr. Trump could then condemn Chinese aggression.”

    Actually, China just sent its army into the street of Hong Kong this week – to help clean the streets and repair the damages done by those idiot terrorists (a.k.a. “protesters”).

    I know it is anti-climax, and a huge disappointment to the Chinese haters like Marco Rubio, Nancy Pelosi, Peter Navarro, Steve Bannon, the MSM, and maybe this author and some commenters here who have their popcorn ready.

    • Troll: Agent76
  45. @Monotonous Languor

    There is a gestalt to the Bible. If you’re not smart enough to recognize it, then don’t even try.

    Ha, good one! The so-called OT and NT are diametrically opposed, just to get you started.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  46. d dan says:

    “If Hong Kong can resist mighty China for half a year, imagine what Taiwan, … could do to resist the rule of the Party of Xi Jinping.”

    I know this author is dumb, as dumb as those idiotic Hong Kong terrorists (a.k.a “protesters”), but does he really believe that those terrorists have been “resisting China”, or are they just been fighting against a very docile police and timid Hong Kong government? Does he really believes that they can stand against PLA, or even just mainland riot police, for half a year rather than half a day?

    Talking about “dumb and dumber.”

    • Agree: Liza
    • Troll: Agent76
  47. Hhsiii says:
    @Joe Levantine

    Most refugees aren’t even from there.

  48. @Mr McKenna

    OT and NT are diametrically opposed

    ??

    OT:

    You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Deut. 6:5

    …you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. Lev. 19:18

    NT:

    So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ” Luke 10:27 Quotes NKJV

    • Replies: @John Achterhof
  49. @SeekerofthePresence

    Lev 19:18 “‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord

    OT: ingroup/outgroup morality of tribalism

    NT: paralleling the Roman concept of jus gentium – higher law – introduced to all parts within the empire, moral universalism

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  50. @John Achterhof

    If we loved universally, might we have world peace?

    • Replies: @John Achterhof
  51. @SeekerofthePresence

    Yes!!!…but I suppose, in consideration of human nature, we could be happy with a condition less idyllic than that.

    • Agree: SeekerofthePresence
  52. @Monotonous Languor

    “Here’s a clue: God’s Love is NOT the same as human love, because it includes Judgment. We here on earth have no choice but to do the same, otherwise we can’t even recognize Good from Evil, nor do anything to promote the one and resist the other.”
    It all comes down to that misstep of eating the forbidden fruit from that tree of knowledge of good and evil. Best not to blame Eve, that would be misogynous! Blame Adam, the purveyor of White Male Supremacy. Eve should be celebrated for opening our eyes and giving us our ability to judge all others, even if often faulty, cruel and deranged.

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