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Hear me out and you will understand the title.

There is a difference between a rebellion and a revolution. A rebellion is what occurred in the thirteen colonies in the late 18th century. A revolution is what occurred in Russia in 1917.

A rebellion occurred in the colonies, because the subjects of the king in the colonies were treated differently constitutionally and in law from subjects of the king in England. The colonists had no representation in Parliament and no voice in how they were ruled.

The rebellion resulted in political independence but not in a change in the belief system. The colonists held to belief in the rule of law to which government is held accountable and to Blackstonian legal principles. The legal and political principles that the English had fought for from the Magna Carta to the Glorious Revolution of 1688, which established the people’s power to govern themselves through representatives in Parliament, were enshrined in the Constitution. The United States is the Constitution. If the Constitution is set aside and not followed, the United States is a different entity.

For the United States to break from the Constitution is a revolutionary act in comparison to the 18th century rebellion demanding equal treatment for English colonists.

The essence of a revolution is a collapse in the system of beliefs that hold a country together.

A revolution is what occurred in Russia in February, 1917. Most people think that the Czar was overthrown by Lenin and the Bolsheviks, but this is not the case. The Czar was overthrown by the collapse in the belief system that defined Czarist Russia. The collapse in the belief system resulted in the February Revolution. The Czar’s military forced him to abdicate in March. A Socialist Revolutionary, Alexander Kerensky became Prime Minister of a provisional government.

The Bolsheviks’ October Revolution was directed against this provisional government. It was not a revolution, because the revolution had already occurred. It was an unseating. The Bolsheviks’ question to the provisional government was: “Who chose you?” The obvious answer was that they had chosen themselves.

If asked the same question, the American Establishment’s answer is the same as the Russian provisional government’s answer.

The structure of belief that defined Czarist Russia was destroyed by the Russian liberals who used the Czar’s need of their support for World War I against Germany to agitate for a Constitutional Monarchy, as existed in England, where the monarch retained some power, but legislation was in the hands of a parliament. Rather than the source of law, the monarch was accountable to law.

ORDER IT NOW

The Russian liberals placed a high value on their agenda. In their pursuit of their agenda, they became increasingly aggressive in their condemnations of the Czar’s resistance. Unaware or dismissive of the Czar’s promise to his father not to alter Russia by relinquishing power, the liberals’ denunciations became unsettling to the mass of the Russian people, who kept expecting retaliation from the Czar against those committing sedition against him.

But the Czar could not retaliate, because without the liberals and their organizations the war effort would be impaired. The Czar did not realize the impact on the population of unanswered accusations. Russians concluded that the accusations must be true as the Czar failed to act against his accusers.

I have given you a brief explanation. You can get the complete story if you can find a copy of Russia 1917, The February Revolution by George Katkov.

As a post-graduate at Oxford University, I got to know George Katkov and benefited from many conversations with him. Katklov was a don at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. It was St. Antony’s that arranged for me to give a Special University Lecture at Oxford on January 20, 1969, a special treat for a graduate student. Even then truth had to struggle its way. Now it has little chance.

This brings us to America’s First Revolution now unfolding. How did it come about? It came about because decades of liberal assaults in the name of one “progressive cause” or another destroyed the structure of beliefs that define the United States. Today we can see with our own eyes, if we open them, that there is no longer any such thing as academic freedom, free speech, freedom of association, privacy, due process. People are fired from their jobs and sentenced to economic peril for merely expressing their opinions or attending the wrong rally or using disapproved pronouns. Those who insist on electoral integrity, the basis of democracy, are demonized as “enemies of democracy.” Legislation is pending that will be used to define any dissent from controlled Establishment explanations as subversion.

You can add to the list. But a long list is unnecessary to show that no important institution in America any longer believes in the liberties and protections guaranteed by the US Constitution or in democracy itself. Not the universities, the bar associations, the media, the courts, the political parties or the Congress.

It is this destruction of belief that constitutes the First American Revolution. The consequences are yet to be fully felt.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Tish says:

    Ty understood

    • Replies: @Abdul Alhazred
  2. Dutch Boy says:

    The 1775 rebellion was essentially a war for independence. There were revolutionaries among the rebels (e.g., Thomas Paine being one their intellectual leaders) and that revolutionary tradition has continued throughout American history. The revolutionaries of that time were supporters of the French revolution (a true revolution in Dr. Roberts” sense) and subsequent revolutionaries have supported a string of foreign revolutions since then, as well as supporting various revolutionary programs in the USA.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  3. anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    Hey, turn that frown upside down! Talking to a very dejected 60s radical during this administration, this commenter was the optimistic one. CIA aborted her revolution (and it was a spontaneous, genuine one) with drugs, polarization, agents provocateur, and ersatz culture.

    By contrast, the successor states of the Soviet Union succeeded. They got loose of their otiose regime. Revolution did a lot of them a world of good, notably Russia, which now dominates the US in all the comprehensive measures of world-standard rights:

    https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Indicators/Pages/HRIndicatorsIndex.aspx

    So of course all US institutions try hard to keep your rights out of your reach. That’s been the one absolute historical continuity since CIA was instituted with impunity and staffed with actual Nazis. So US institutions shitting on your rights is nothing new. The question is what humans think of these predatory institutions.

    The brainwashable segment of the population forgot about congress’ sub-toilet public approval ratings when Gina sat down at Wisner’s Wurlitzer – they started calling it a temple, don’t that gag a maggot. The segment with sound habits of mind now knows there’s nothing of the US worth preserving. They know the part where you throw the bums out is fake cause CIA picks the bums and sticks them up your ass by stuffing ballots.

    So now we know to undermine, undermine, undermine, drop wrenches in the works while we organize into sovereign successor states. Does everybody know how to be sovereign, so the world will recognize you? It’s very cut-and-dried.

  4. Another example might be the collapse of the old Soviet Union. How did it collapse? People just decided that the Communist Party no longer had the authority to rule. Recall, government continued to function in Russia when the Soviet Union collapsed. Water systems worked. Sewers worked. Telephones work. Air traffic flew. The Army and Navy were still the Army and Navy. Recall also there was a dramatic scene in Moscow where Boris Yeltsin faced down the Russian Parliament. Recall, Yeltson moved to dissolve the Supreme Soviet and Parliament and was supported by citizens and the army. Citizens stormed the Parliamentary chamber. Sound familiar? In recent days, citizens rejected the “parliament” in the US because there was no election transparency and the “parliament” refused inquiry on the issue. The “parliament” reasserted its authority, impeached the President (Yeltsin was impeached by the Soviet parliament too) The American “parliament” has now surrounded itself with 24,000 soldiers who have been vetted by the FBI for loyalty. Reality, if an American “parliament” was confident in its authority with the public it would not need 24,000 soldiers to guard its chambers. It has never been the case in America that the “parliament” needed to guard itself from citizens. Dr. Roberts is correct. The Revolution has begun.

  5. Dutch Boy says:

    N.B: the creation of a republic rather than a monarchy by the American rebels could be considered an act of revolution, as it overturned a long history of monarchy in Western Civilization.

    • Agree: chris
    • Replies: @JWalters
  6. I am not certain Mr. Roberts is accurate. Judicial Review put the law in the hands of Judges. The Civil War was an Auto-Golpe by the Executive Branch clearly Unconstitutional. FDR was able to have passed Unconstitutional legislation as well. After the Auto-Golpe of 9/11 even more Unconstitutional measures were enacted. So then I see continuity, not a rupture.

    • Replies: @Timothy Madden
    , @HT
  7. The FBI is vetting the National Guard and they are patrolling without magazines in their rifles; is Biden-Harris afraid of being Sadat?

    • Agree: phillip sawicki
  8. ruralguy says:

    A Sri Lankan who lived through their civil war noted American is in the midst of a civil war but doesn’t know it. He said in their civil war, people go about their daily routines, unconcerned, until the violence flares up near themselves and directly affects them. He said you know you’re in a civil war when there is a drumbeat of constant negative news.

    A recent scientific paper measured the cooperation between the Democrats and Republican members of Congress, over 40 some years, by measuring cooperation on votes for bills. It has decreased to almost no cooperation over the past 20 years. In Game Theory, when there is no cooperation, the game strategies are war strategies.

    We are in a civil war. 1/2 of our population wants to erase our culture and history. Over the past 50 years, we’ve imported 160 million immigrants and their U.S. born children. They have no ties to our history. By their votes, we know they resent the achievements of our home-brewed population. They vote Democrat, because they resent you. We are at war.

  9. My beliefs erased,
    I put my head on the block—
    Nothing left to lose.

  10. @anon

    It’s THE CIA. The CIA. Not just CIA. Anybody who says just CIA is one of them.

    • Agree: Skeptikal
  11. Richard B says:

    Look beyond the bluster, look beyond the psychotic arrogance and you’ll see that what we’re witnessing is nothing less than The Pyrrhic Victory of The Hostile Elite.

    Rebellion, Revolution, forms of government, Democracies, Republics, etc. whatever they are and whatever you want to call them they all have one thing in common – Explanation. And if history has taught us anything it’s that life without Explanation is impossible, but explanations come and go.

    The West has been in a state of Explanatory Collapse for the last 200+ years. Cultural History and its relationship to Explanation was being studied in American universities in starting in the 1920’s and was gaining steam until the mid to late 60’s. It continued somewhat until the 80’s and then, well, that was that.

    Be that as it may, the best explanations are open-ended from both sides, theory and data and since they function by organizing our transactions with the world they are applied in our social institutions, the beating heart of any civilization.

    The key point here is that a social institution isn’t similar to an explanation. A social institution is an explanation. And now we’re back to the Pyrrhic Victory of the hostile elite. Because, though they may have been good at intilfration and subversion (of something they did not create nor fully understand) they’re no good at social management.

    Let’s put this in propositional form:

    The hostile elite’s efforts to impose a social order that is free of control and sustained by force only increases the uncontrolled exercise of naked power.

    But, it’s exactly that force, constantly applied, that undermines the very social institutions their power controls. Especially their economic institutions. And when force fails, there’s no alternative. They’ve been burning the candle from both ends for ages and now their chickens have come home to roost.

    To put it bluntly, we’re not just watching the collapse of a country, or even explanatory collapse itself, though that’s all certainly happening. No. What we’re living through is the collapse of an entire civilization. Civilizational collapse is what we’re living through right now. As events are sure to reveal the consequences will be immense.

    That’s why the hostile elite is currently engaged in a Fire Sale where everything must go and with only one buyer – China. Or, more specifically, The CCP. A group of people who, unlike Whites, do not strike one as being all that into power-sharing.

    The Readiness Is All!

    • Thanks: Emslander
    • Replies: @Emslander
  12. I whole heartedly disagree that this is a revolution. It is the Bullshit Counter Revolution of total tyranny and enslavement, and it is all based on lies. It stands for nothing. It was planned and participated in by the self-appointed InfraGard and the candidates that they chose. Who leads it is irrelevant, because it is a comletely evil Brave New World agenda. It elevates corruption, deviancy, and pervsion.

    Andrea Iravani

    • Agree: GomezAdddams
    • Replies: @Richard B
    , @Cilcoffin
  13. anastasia says:

    It’s not a revolution. It’s a takeover by some thugs.

  14. Franz says:

    Excellent article.

    I would only add that Russia, up till the start of WWI, was modernizing faster than much of Europe. Expectations had been rising. With the war, the gains were being squandered and the frustration of the people began to rise. The Russian officer corps would have been very aware of this.

    See how this fits the current mess in the US?

    Very few high ranking American officers can be unaware that the cheap labor lobby has destroyed opportunities for young people on an epic scale for decades. One trip to their home towns is enough to tell these people that we are descending to third world level at breakneck speed.

    The Middle Class sees it, especially small business owners. For instance, the woman the capitol police gunned down on Janury 6th.

    No band-aid stimulous check or even some mock new-deal training bill will help. Corporate giants will find a way to send work out or bring foreign workers in anyway.

    The traitor class has the courts, media and all the police and army on its side. A serious subversive might look at the working class and see a possible weapon.

    Things might get interesting.

    • Replies: @JWalters
  15. Anonymous[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Always someone trying to deflect from our jewish occupational government onto “Nazis” who don’t exist.

  16. warren says:

    Paul,

    For educated, aware people – what is to be done?

  17. Oemiktlob says:
    @Harry Huntington

    “People just decided that the Communist Party no longer had the authority to rule.”

    Let the profundity contained in that sentence really sink in for a moment.

    I love it. Thanks for posting.

  18. Jiminy says:

    It’s more like the insane are running the asylum. Paedophiles, female impersonators, megalomaniacs, the mexican with a donkey. (ps I made one of those up).

  19. It’s going to be ugly, violent and desperate. But the populace has Netflix, marijuana and their phones. I’m just happy I moved my family to the Congo before this horror show got started. Here in the Congo we have fruit trees and only very primitive surveillance. Also, since there are few white people, white supramacists are not much of a factor.

    • Replies: @Irish Savant
    , @Ace
  20. JWalters says:
    @Dutch Boy

    Excellent point. No titles of nobility in the new USA. Also, the Bill of Rights was another giant step forward for humanity. Putting the freedom to discuss politics and religion in the bedrock of the legal system was a monumental advance. Censorship has always been a key tool of dictators. We need to leverage the Bill of Rights to take control of the government back from the predatory financiers who have taken control of Congress and the corporate media. Talk, research, share ideas. We need to update our criminal laws, our anti-monopoly laws. That’s why the Founders created these tools.

    • Replies: @moi
    , @moi
    , @Realist
    , @SaneClownPosse
  21. JWalters says:
    @Franz

    I would only add that the traitor class has been bribed, blackmailed, and threatened with murder by a banking mafia, who happens to be Jewish, and who justify their predatory practices with certain parts of the Talmud. Anyone who resists gets the Palestinian treatment. Iraq, 9/11, JKF & Vietnam, WWII, WWI. Anthrax attacks and possibly Covid-19. Various economic panics, with waves of impoverishment for the many and “record profits” for the few. False flags and turmoil to divide and conquer. For readers who haven’t seen it,
    “War Profiteers and Israel’s Bank”
    https://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com/p/war-profiteers-and-israels-bank.html

    • Replies: @Fools Game
  22. chris says:
    @Joe Stalin

    I think they’re doing that for propaganda purposes. They can’t seriously be afraid of a revolution when they’re the ones running the real one.

    I think this is more a case of OJ putting out a reward for his wife’s killer; where he would have been the only one who could have honestly collected it.

    • Replies: @Joseph Doaks
  23. Tom says:

    Another great and easy-to-read analysis by Dr. Roberts. What we are seeing today is the result of some 90-plus years, if one includes the 1930s. That was when ex-Frankfurt School intellectuals started to pollute the American campus with critical theory Marxism and also when Columbia anthropology head Franz Boas went 180° from genetic to the environment, as the primary reason for minority group failure This became the first politicization of a science. (I think!) The scholastic and intellectual dominoes of truth, logic, facts, and reason would all continue to fall over the next 90 years.

    The social sciences transitioned first, followed by the hard sciences. The new politicized “sciences” were at their core critical of Western European culture. Also, during that turbulent decade, the US government started to fund utterly talentless (anti) artists like Mark Rothko. A decade later Clement Greenberg and others endlessly promoted the garbage ‘art’, of Rothko, Pollock, and many others, creating a lucrative false market that was based on double-talk. Rothko’s sell for over 100 million today!

    The entire river of Western truth has been bent into a lie. One need not be a visionary to connect the dots on who the primary Perpe-Traitors were and are.

    • Agree: Alfred
  24. Larry says:

    A revolution is, literally, “a return to the point of origin”.

    Reminds me of the misuse of another word, “liberal”, to speak of the most intolerant, vicious, malicious, and yes illiberal people nowadays.

  25. Dr. Roberts, to my surprise and his shame, never once uses the word immigration in his article. It’s sad, too, to see him, through his sacralization of the Constitution, effectively define the United States in the same “propositional” terms that neocon traitors and saboteurs do.

    With Marbury v. Madison, the hitherto carefully concealed nature of the Constitution as a pious fraud was proclaimed from the rooftops loudly and irreformably. Later, with the catastrophic creation of the Federal Reserve, the control of the nation’s wealth passed permanently into the grasping hands of Christophobic foreign cosmopolites. With the similarly catastrophic ratification of first the Sixteenth and then the Seventeenth Amendments, two powers were permanently passed to the federal government: to tax incomes at will and to actualize the unitary character of the USA by making the remaining shards of the several states’ independence a polite fiction.

    At that point, all that held the country together as something other than a dictatorship of the Christophobic cosmopolites was the Christian character and the western European ancestry of the overwhelming mass of its population. Those who succeeded in getting the Congress to pass the Immigration Act of 1924 knew what the stakes were, and that is why the rich cosmopolites, then and now, hated them so passionately and have branded them guilty of the new “virtual” criminal code’s greatest crime: white supremacism. The cosmopolite mob, actually led by Celler and Javits but fronted for by corruptible little Teddy, took its revenge in the Immigration Act of 1965. The media of the day did a very good job in preventing the overwhelming mass of Americans from seeing that the intent of the act was to replace them with Third Worlders, preferably Muslims, and to turn the tiny minority of tribal cosmopolites from conspiratorial rulers behind the scenes to exhibitionistic monsters proudly flaunting their power-madness.

    That year, 1965, was the year we Americans lost our country. Shame on Paul Craig Roberts for not recognizing it and declaring it forthrightly.

  26. chris says:
    @ruralguy

    Thanks, great points, ruralguy!

    I don’t agree with your second paragraph, though. The monoparty, if anything agrees too much with its two factions, when it comes to trillion dollar budgets for war and debt.

  27. @Anonymous

    It is the solemn duty of every human on earth to hunt down and curb storm every fucking kike that doesn’t stay put.

    • Agree: WhiteWinger
    • Replies: @Fools Game
  28. LOL @ how every capitol protester in the picture looks like the cuck/Amerimutt/karen/roastie memes, which these people probably post nonstop at 4chan’s /pol/ forum.

    It’s over for MAGA. You people are rotten.

  29. The Russian Revolution did not simply arise from the war with Germany. It was already there in 1905 at the time of the war with Japan. 1905 made it clear that Russia would not be able to go through any major wars without having a revolution spontaneously break out. If the Czar had been sensible he would have committed at that point to a 2-pronged policy of avoiding war at all costs while attempting to modernize Russia as rapidly as possible. This was exactly the Soviet policy from 1921 to 1939. Instead the Czar first dithered and then allowed himself to get talked into a partial troop-mobilization in 1914. In this way he doomed himself.

  30. Since I’m now identified as a Nazi white Supremacist and domestic terrorist by a tyrannical caliphate of twenty first century Bolsheviks, I shall cherish the short time I have to breathe the air of righteousness before I’m hauled away to some God forsaken gulag for crimes against LGBTIQPWXYZ, BLM/Antifa, and dozens of other criminal offenses yet to be imagined.
    Should a divine intervention be invoked by the grace of God, and I’m redeemed from crimes against humanity, I will forever be thankful and blessed to have lived to see good conquer evil in all its forms.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
  31. @anon

    We are entering the End Phase of another typical cycle, in this “Fools Game” of the International Central Banking Cabal. Since ancient Babylon, these Banking Ponzi Pyramid Schemes have been Cycling through history, like a steamroller, reeking havoc on humanity, while funneling-up tremendous wealth to the banking cabal elite.
    Sometimes these cycles are small (recessions), other times they are very large (revolutions, depressions, and wars..). The current cycle appears to be VERY large: so prepare wisely, stay calm, and ride the rising tide.

    • Replies: @FoSquare
  32. @Harry Huntington

    The role of Samizdat needs to be understood. Never underestimate the power of anonymous people who get on a consistent message that resonates with the population.

    • Replies: @nosquat loquat
  33. Richard B says:
    @ruralguy

    In Game Theory, when there is no cooperation, the game strategies are war strategies.

    “…no cooperation”? That’s because it’s the Uni Party.

    Mitch McConnel just threatened Trump with impeachment if he pardons Julian Assange. The permanent class in D.C.thinks and moves as one. Because they’re all paid by the same source. There’s no need for “cooperation” because there’s no conflict in the first place.

    • Replies: @Garliv
  34. Richard B says:
    @No Friend Of The Devil

    It elevates corruption, deviancy, and pervsion.

    Absolutely! But, that’s exactly why it will fail.
    Their lust for power is no match for their incompetence.

    I’m not saying they won’t do even more damage than they already have. Not at all. I’m saying that whatever damage they do will simply be a part of their Pyrrhic Victory.

    • Replies: @AnnonnGuest
  35. I don’t think it was a rebellion or a revolution. It was a coup d’etat.

    This time they did not blow his brains out the back of head in front of his wife but it amounted to the same thing anyway politically speaking.

    I don’t have a dog in the US race but when I saw what they did on election night my heart sank. Nothing good will come of this that is for sure.

    Whatever we live in, it is not a democracy by any definition.

  36. Richard B says:

    Thanks for another excellent article Paul Craig Roberts. You’re on fire lately.
    Very prolific and on point.

    And though I understand why not all of your articles allow comments, it’s good to see that some of them do. Because a lot of the comments have been just as thoughtful and interesting as the articles themselves. And, let’s face it, now more than ever people need to exercise what’s left of our right to free speech.

    • Agree: Realist, lavoisier, Polemos
  37. @warren

    I agree.
    …But it’s a monumental task.
    Dr.PCR and others like him,need to un retire,
    and immediately start teaching intelligence intelligently!
    There are many who know this though and
    actively/profitably discourage I.Q.health and decency.
    L.Ron called them “merchants of chaos”.
    We must stop the lies and the liars. It could be…
    …but then,what would they do?

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  38. Anonymice says:

    Let’s stop kidding ourselves, there will be no true revolution until we liberate ourselves from our status as a Jewish colony. And please enough with hailing Trump as our savior. He has outdone others in selling us to our Zionist masters.

    • Agree: theMann, John Q Duped
    • Thanks: Trinity
  39. anon[833] • Disclaimer says:
    @ruralguy

    We are not just in a civil war but in a (hybrid) war with most of the rest of the world.

    What are our chances? Even many of our citizens don’t want us to “win.” We want it to be over!

    Why? Because the “we” and “our” first mentioned do not represent or protect the interests of “us” or the “real we.” This state long ago ceased being synonymous with its citizenry. It is now the plaything of just a handful of rich and powerful psychopaths. Just think about the mind boggling costs and dangers associated with the nuclear toys they play with. Such squandering precludes a huge number of us from having not only nice things but absolutely essential things, and puts our lives at constant risk.

    The gap between us and them is now as large as that between the Czar and the prols was in the first Russian Revolution. I think the whole world comes out a winner when the fall of the greedy, wasteful, paranoid empire exclusively owned and run by the dozen or so uber plutocrats at the tippy top finally comes. I am sure that they are not all even Americans. Just check out who constitutes at least half the board of directors at the Fed. To the “Red Shields” and their cronies the United States of America is no more than the world’s most powerful killing machine at their disposal.

  40. @HeebHunter

    They are not actual jews, although they claim to be. “Anti-semitism” and “jew” are Liability Sheilds which are designed to Deflect Accountability and Evoke False Trust: to dupe the gullible with their Racketeering Cons…

  41. Garliv says:
    @Richard B

    Mitch McConnel just threatened Trump with impeachment if he pardons Julian Assange.

    I believe Establishment’s Swamp dwellers have ganged up to cause Trump all types of troubles. It wouldn’t matter whether he pardons Julian Assange or not. He is to be an example to all upstarts who think they can be independent to pursue their agendas.

    • Agree: Carolyn Yeager
    • Replies: @Richard B
  42. Sirius says:
    @Harry Huntington

    People just decided that the Communist Party no longer had the authority to rule.

    That is not accurate. Things are never that simple. People in key positions from the Communist Party saw the opportunity to seize assets of the state, and the most massive theft in Russian history (since the Bolsheviks) took place.

    Yeltsin, a big-time crook himself, simply declared Russian independence from the Soviet Union and the union was dissolved.

    You mix up two different events. The “facing down” by Yeltsin where he stood on a tank was during the attempted coup in August 1991 by elements of the Soviet army. This was just theatre: Yeltsin was no more pro-democracy than they were, he just talked a better game.

    The storming of the Duma in 1994, the Russian parliament, was Yeltsin usurping authority and using the military against a legal and elected authority, at a time when the Russian Presidency had limited powers. This time it was Yeltsin riding in on the tanks. They literally blasted away at the Duma and he led the coup against a legitimate authority that balanced the power of the presidency.

    Furthermore, in the following election (1996), the reformed Communist party under Gennady Zyuganov very nearly won that presidency because of Yeltsin’s growing unpopularity. Yeltsin was saved by the crooks, the new “oligarchs”, who looted the entire Soviet state property structure. Supported by establishment figures in the West (including Soros), they poured massive amounts of money into Yeltsin’s campaign and probably rigged the election as well. (Future President Medvedev said in 2012: “There is hardly any doubt who won [that election]. It was not Boris Nikolaevich Yeltsin.”).

    Somewhere in that time Yeltsin also forced through with a more pliant Duma a new constitution that gave him more powers.

    While the more independent-minded Putin gets all the blame in Western media for creating an authoritarian presidency, it was actually the subservient to the West Yeltsin who did that, and who therefore never gets the official blame.

    Yeltsin should retrospectively make Trump green with envy. Trump must have known about it, since he had ties with some of those crooks and helped them launder their ill-gotten gains.

    • Replies: @Sirius
    , @follyofwar
  43. Bert says:

    Another element of the current situation to consider. The Republican Establishment guaranteed the destruction of its party by failing to investigate fraud in the presidential election. Rational voters are likely to reason thusly in future elections:

    “Well, the Republicans have no chance to be a legislative majority and certainly will not win executive positions because they will accept being defrauded. A few will be allowed to win to maintain the illusion of representative democracy, but they will not be able to influence decisions. Therefore I will not waste my vote on them. I will vote for a third party.”

    The Republican party is done for, and good riddance.

    • Agree: Sin City Milla
  44. Cilcoffin says:
    @No Friend Of The Devil

    I don’t see what is happening in the US today as a “Revolution” in any accepted sense of the word, rather a further sharp slippage into a corrupt abyss by a self-appointed and deeply corrupt elite. One can argue whether what we in England used to be called “the American War of Independence” was truly a revolution (and I incline to believe it was), but to me present events are more like a coup. The coup leaders (those pulling the strings), however much they may lip service to whatever “woke” nonsense is currently in vogue, actually believe in nothing but holding power and their own greed. If there is to be a true revolution – or maybe a counter-revolution – it is yet to come. Meanwhile, we must hope that the present “powers that be” turn on each other as they divide up their spoils, while their disappointed and deluded supporters howl their disappointment in the wings.

  45. John Hagan says: • Website

    “This brings us to America’s First Revolution now unfolding. How did it come about? It came about because decades of liberal assaults in the name of one “progressive cause” or another destroyed the structure of beliefs that define the United States.”

    For those who enjoy satire here is my latest on the US counter culture on the lines of if you resurrect Guevara and catapult him into today’s political world without giving him a crash refresher course, he would not know which side of the political divide is which. If anything, he may think that it is the other way around.

    Chinese cashless apps will spell the slow but inevitable end for the US dollar. The transactions will start small and local but will eventually prevail overall other. Already the ‘SWIFT’ money transferr system is being outclassed by other players in cluding the Chinese which already has the largest volume of trade on the planet.

    • Replies: @awry
  46. Ugetit says:

    But a long list is unnecessary to show that no important institution in America any longer believes in the liberties and protections guaranteed by the US Constitution or in democracy itself.

    The “important institutions” such as the banks and corporations never believed in the liberties and protections that most people seem to imagine were guaranteed by the US Constitution or in democracy itself. In fact, the war of independence was fought for the liberty of the members of those classes to screw over the yeomen of the nation, and they did. The constitution, in fact, was a successful effort on their part to consolidate the gains won thereby and to control, if not eliminate, democracy under the guise of guaranteeing liberty and democracy to the masses.

    The essential effect of the AM Rev or rebellion or whatever you want to call it was not to remove the chains around our necks but to merely change the owners of the chains and the constitution codified, legitimized, and even sanctified the act.

    There will be no true rebellion until most people realize that the whole thing was a pious fraud from the start and that the pathetic antics we see today, such as pictured above, are little more than ridiculous sideshows designed to mock, entertain, and distract us with more fake drama while our owners wring what little is left out of us before moving on to the next victims.

    As a matter of fact, it was never a “people’s Constitution” … only about five percent of the white male population voted as to whether the Constitution should be accepted or rejected. As it was, it only got by by the skin of its teeth and by some very clever management on the part of its proponents. The whole thing, in conception, formulation, and realization, was
    the work of a small group of enthusiastic young men of property and position…[who] were not wise enough to foresee the unimaginable — but inevitable.

    -Ralph Adams Cram, Nemesis of Democracy – PDF – , The American Review, December 1936, pp. 129-141

    http://www.unz.org/Pub/AmericanRev-1936dec-00129

    For details, this is chock full of evidence to support the contentions stated above, and is darn good work despite the fact that the author was a Libertarian.:

    https://mises.org/library/conceived-liberty-volume-5-new-republic-1784-1791

  47. JamesinNM says:

    The winnowing is underway, separating the wheat from the chaff.

    • Replies: @Ugetit
  48. Long live the revolution, if indeed it’s one!

  49. Sirius says:
    @Sirius

    Correction: the violent storming was of the Congress of People’s Deputies, the Russian “White House”, and it was in October 1993, not 1994. It was the Russian parliament, but the Duma came later.

  50. Franz says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    That year, 1965, was the year we Americans lost our country. Shame on Paul Craig Roberts for not recognizing it and declaring it forthrightly.

    Dr Roberts has mentioned immigration often in his pieces. This one is a dedicated explanation of the other factors. Read his backfile if you disagree.

    Your own clock can use some corrective calibration. Nothing much happened in 1965. They took a de facto situation and made it de jure. People were already getting special passes and the old laws were being ignored by the Usual Suspects.

    1945 was Year Zero, as a perceptive Hungarian historian in Pennsylvania pointed out. The European world was turned upside down and we were at first rammed into the UN, then into never-ending “alliances” that turned us into snitches and stoolies by the thousand. Finally and most humiliating of all, we were made dependent on nations we used to send aid to. (And they won’t return the compliment.)

    Those who say European Man can survive as a group or expire as a group are the only ones with the right idea. We must join in resuscitating our ourselves from the vile techno addictions that have been created for us, or once and for all just immolate ourselves on our toys and give up.

    Starting today, with Sleepy Joe’s ascent to the throne, we can look at all we’ve ever hated in ourselves full in the face. Then reject this rotten show and rededicate ourselves to building a new and greater version of Europe, starting with tossing traitors like Joe to the wolves.

    • Thanks: Carolyn Yeager
  51. The United States is the Constitution. If the Constitution is set aside and not followed, the United States is a different entity.

    That’s true as it goes. However, the US constitution is an objective failure. How so? It has miserably failed in its own stated goals, which appear in its preamble.

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Shall we look at the stated goals one by one?

    Forming a more perfect Union

    Total failure. This country is badly divided in terms of politics and regional interests. And that’s to say nothing of the civil war in which the northern states used their industrial might to crush the liberty of the southern states.

    Establishing justice

    The courts are dominated by utterly ruthless liberal activists, many of whom are hostile aliens descended from European ghetto dwellers.

    Insuring domestic tranquility

    Negroes riot at will. Enough said.

    Providing for the common defense

    The only things the military-industrial complex provides are fabulous profits for the Deep State, a proxy army for Israel, and low-paid jobs for yahoos stupid enough to believe they are fighting for “freedom”.

    Securing the blessings of liberty

    There is no liberty except for leftist White haters.

    For ourselves and our posterity

    Of course, these rather dubious blessings are now being bestowed on everyone but the actual posterity of the framers. They are to be demonized, dispossessed, and finally exterminated.

    A different but related way to look at the issue is simply this: we have come to our present dire straits under this constitution. Therefore, it is a failure. Continued belief in the “genius of world’s oldest democratic constitution” and such claptrap is not rational but religious. And the religion that belief pertains to is not only arrantly stupid but self-genocidal. Democracy is the god that failed. It failed where it was first tried, ancient Athens. It failed in pre-imperial Rome. It has failed here and it has failed in every contemporary country foolish enough to emulate the US. And it will fail when arrogant idiots of the same ilk as those who came up with the US constitution pay no heed to the lessons of the past and try it again it in the future.

    • Thanks: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @JWalters
  52. @Harry Huntington

    Dunno. To me the show of force is more about hyping up the (bogus) threat of armed White Supremacists , which in turn can be used for further restrictions on gun ownership.

  53. @Just another serf

    On your way to the Congo did you pass the thousands of Congolese fleeing the other way?

    • LOL: Liza
  54. Zago says:

    With reference to the Magna Carta,I don’t think below is historically accurate if by “people” you mean the majority. It only granted the power to “govern themselves” to the Barons and Lords.

    The legal and political principles that the English had fought for from the Magna Carta to the Glorious Revolution of 1688, which established the people’s power to govern themselves through representatives in Parliament, were enshrined in the Constitution.

    Webster Tarpley covers this in below:

  55. @Harry Huntington

    Reality, if an American “parliament” was confident in its authority with the public it would not need 24,000 soldiers to guard its chambers. It has never been the case in America that the “parliament” needed to guard itself from citizens.

    How many of those actually have ammo in their weapons? Didn’t the Dems bring in their own mercenary praetorian guard to provide actual security?

    Dr. Roberts is correct. The Revolution has begun.

    The picture is misleading. The revolution started in October 2020 was completed on 6 January 2021, and the victors are only now settling in to the hard work of instilling their revolutionary zeal into all Americans. It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to equate the Trump family with the Romanovs in this environment.

  56. @Anonymice

    I agree, Anonymice. People who keep hailing Trump are morons.

  57. theMann says:
    @Anonymice

    I never cease to be appalled at the ceaseless Israeli ass-licking of the majority of Americans. These creatures are truly the twice fold traitors of human history: they put the interests of Israelis ahead of the interests of Americans, which is treason to the Republic. And they put the interests of Jews ahead of Christians, which is treason to Christian Civilization.

    For the first treason they should hang, for the second they should burn.

    The consequences of this behavior are obvious: the decision makers in the Media, Law Schools, other Academia, Federal Reserve, and even in the halls of Congress, are massively overrepresented by a group of people whose loyalty is brazenly not to America, and whose deepest beliefs are viciously hostile to Christian Civilization. AND the are treated as culturally, and soon enough, legally, as beyond criticism.

    The Jews, as a group, are what they are, implacably hostile to all non- Jews , and holding a particularly virulent hatred of Anerica. (Seriously, watch an Israeli newscast sometime,) the fact that so many Americans give them abject fealty is as sickening as it is depraved.

    This may not be the greatest problem our country faces, but it isn’t the least either.

    • Replies: @profnasty
    , @Anonymice
  58. I disagree this is a revolution, more like an insurgency and decapitation under color of law. It’s worth noting that a sizeable segment of our ‘White Russian’ elites have decided to join the insurgency unlike 1917 Russia. John Roberts, Mitch McConnell, the Republican establishment are convinced a new order must be ushered in as fulfillment of prophecy. This is the fruits of apostasy known as Christian Zionism brewed together with global Marxism.

  59. moi says:
    @JWalters

    You really swallow that swill? America broke away from Britain, but it still puts in power a time-limited king, whom we call president. Just look at the pomp and bs that goes with the changing of the president, it’s like one king handing over power to next person to be the king. LOL!

    *There is no separation of state and church
    *All humans are not equal
    *No real freedom of speech or movement

    blah, blah, blah…

    • Replies: @Ace
  60. moi says:
    @JWalters

    Some of the Founders were big slavers, e.g., George and Jeff. LOL!

    • Replies: @JWalters
  61. Realist says:
    @JWalters

    We need to leverage the Bill of Rights to take control of the government back from the predatory financiers who have taken control of Congress and the corporate media.

    Any ideas on how to accomplish that??? Those in control have no intention of allowing that to happen. The Bill of Rights is a dead letter. The Deep State rules…we live under a Plutocratic Oligarchy. Americans will have to stand up to change things.

    • Replies: @JWalters
  62. theMann says:

    I 100% agree with the commentators who point out that the current crisis isn’t a revolution, but a Coup D’Etat. And it is important to remember coups are initiated by people who can’t win by legitimate means.

    Consider the poor Democrats! After decades of Gerrymanders, dead people voting, massive illegal immigration, total lickspittle obeisance from the Media, and now, the complete assistance of big tech, they STILL can’t sell their false and stinking lies to the point where they could ever be majority party they were in 1976. In fact in each election cycle INCLUDING THIS ONE, they fall ever further behind.

    Here is the reality of their coup: they may have “Big Tech” on their side, but 70%, at least, of the employees of those companies are Libertarian to really Libertarian, and they will not get with ‘the program “. They may have the Generals on their side, but 80% of the enlisted soldiers, and 99% of the ex-soldiers, hate “the program”. They may have the Media and Academic Institutions on their side, but the Farmers, Truckers, Oilfield and Power Workers hate their guts.

    In six months, the goons in DC are going to be wishing they had never been born

  63. @anastasia

    That would be pretty much the same.

  64. noname27 says: • Website

    Revolution is big business.

  65. Realist says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    Dr. Roberts, to my surprise and his shame, never once uses the word immigration in his article.

    PCR has many times written at length about how the immigration act of 1965 was a horrible blow to this country. The fact is the majority of Americans were, and still are, White. They through insouciance (a favorite term of PCR) allowed this travesty to happen.

    The cosmopolite mob, actually led by Celler and Javits but fronted for by corruptible little Teddy, took its revenge in the Immigration Act of 1965. The media of the day did a very good job in preventing the overwhelming mass of Americans from seeing that the intent of the act was to replace them with Third Worlders, preferably Muslims, and to turn the tiny minority of tribal cosmopolites from conspiratorial rulers behind the scenes to exhibitionistic monsters proudly flaunting their power-madness.

    You are blaming the stupidity and indifference of Americans on the media. A free society must be worked for and maintained…it’s hard work. Life is hard…life is very hard when you are stupid.

  66. dearieme says:
    @anastasia

    That’s a coup. Like the Bolsheviks’.

  67. BLM third world chimpout = Civil Rights
    White protest election fraud = ‘domestic terrorism’

    Nietzsche was right Lügenpresse Rats are an inversion of morality!!!

    • Replies: @profnasty
  68. Realist says:
    @Anonymice

    And please enough with hailing Trump as our savior. He has outdone others in selling us to our Zionist masters.

    Trump was and still is a minion of the Deep State.

  69. dearieme says:

    The legal and political principles that the English had fought for from the Magna Carta to the Glorious Revolution of 1688, which established the people’s power to govern themselves through representatives in Parliament, were enshrined in the Constitution.

    There’s one feature of the Constitution I don’t understand. When the King was replaced by an elected monarch why was that President given powers more like those of a mid 17th century King than a late 18th century King?

    More to your point, for a Constitutional Republic the USA has a wonderfully long record of ignoring its constitution. Indeed, the two events which most changed it since the Constitution was adopted – the Louisiana Purchase and the Civil War – were both unconstitutional. So why the excitement about unconstitutional behaviour now?

    • Agree: Ugetit
  70. Schuetze says:

    Apparently PCR believes jews had nothing to do with the overthrow and ritual sacrifice of the Tsar. Pathetic.

    PCR reminds me of this lion whenever he has to deal with Tikkum Olan….

    • Agree: John Q Duped
  71. revolution (n.)

    late 14c., originally of celestial bodies, from Old French revolucion “course, revolution (of celestial bodies)” (13c.), or directly from Late Latin revolutionem (nominative revolutio) “a revolving,” noun of action from past participle stem of Latin revolvere “turn, roll back” (see revolve).

    General sense of “instance of great change in affairs” is recorded from mid-15c. Political meaning “overthrow of an established political system” first recorded c. 1600, derived from French, and was especially applied to the expulsion of the Stuart dynasty under James II in 1688 and transfer of sovereignty to William and Mary.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++=

    Yes, Virginia, the colonists actualised a revolution that overturned the then existing order.

  72. Che Guava says:

    The government of the USSR did not collapse. It was heavily undermined and led by an intelligent buffoon (Gorbachev, see his ridiculous advertisements for French, or Jewish, I’m not sure on that, ‘luxury brands’ of the LVMH stable to see how low he descended).

    Gennady Yuganov would certainly have defeated Eltsin for president, except for massive US and jewish interference.

    A recent, apparently reliable poll in all of the breakaway states, except the Baltics and Ukraine, but also in Russia itself, majorities in every place said they were better off with the USSR.

  73. geokat62 says:

    This brings us to America’s First Revolution now unfolding. How did it come about? It came about because decades of liberal assaults in the name of one “progressive cause” or another destroyed the structure of beliefs that define the United States.

    You forgot the brackets… (((liberal)))

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  74. Che Guava says:
    @goldgettin

    Who is L. Ron? Hubbard, the founder of Scientology? An interesting character and charlatan, but …

  75. KenH says:

    If PCR means that the Jewish led Democrat party is a revolutionary party that stands for the rejection of the Constitution and hatred of American history, symbols and the founding white racial stock then I totally agree. The Democrats are trying to eradicate all political opposition and demonize and criminalize anyone that opposes its nefarious plans as “domestic terrorists”.

    There is nothing liberal about the modern Democrat party. They are left wing totalitarians.

    To make matters worse the Republicans are like the Bolshevik light Mensheviks who were ruthlessly swept aside by the Bolsheviks. Conservatives have conserved nothing and take pride in losing gracefully and with dignity. No matter how radical and insane the Democrats get the Republicans will just position themselves slightly to the right of it all which still makes them a left wing party.

    • Agree: follyofwar
  76. geokat62 says:
    @Joe Stalin

    The FBI is vetting the National Guard…

    US Representative Cohen: 80% of White Males In Military Can’t Be Trusted

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  77. Che Guava says:
    @JohnPlywood

    At least they were mainly cheerful, unlike the raging mobs who raged, looted, raped, set fires, murdered, and vandalised statues and other art for months last year.

    Get a little balance.

    • Agree: Commentator Mike
  78. Every day it’s easier to promote secession from the USSA. We just need two or three red states with nukes to get there.

    If fraudsident biden gives amnesty to illegals (true number 40 million, not 11 million) it will be nothing less than an act of war against US citizens.

    Pray for fraudsident biden, “Palm” 109:8

    May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  79. @geokat62

    WOW! This is a literal ((( cohencidence! )))

    • LOL: Bro43rd
  80. G J T says:

    There can be no revolution of any kind when the vast majority of the people do not know the enemy they are fighting — the Jew. Being free of the Jewish parasite is how the revolution happens, but most aren’t even aware they are the host.

    What will happen, instead, is ZOG’s rule will become unsustainable due to everything we see unfolding, and when it hits the boiling point, they will crash the dollar and quietly pick up and leave. The USA will be left in ruins and a power vacuum will emerge, which God willing will be filled by a true nationalist/fascist movement.

    That’s the end game here.

  81. awry says:
    @John Hagan

    Very few views of you videos… are you censored (shadow banned) by Youtube? Or you just want to keep your channel under the radar deliberately?

    • Replies: @John Hagan
  82. @JohnPlywood

    how every capitol protester in the picture looks like the cuck/Amerimutt/karen/roastie memes, which these people probably post nonstop at 4chan’s /pol/ fordeum

    Those aren’t the ones you need fear.

    #behindeverybladeofgrass

  83. Oemiktlob says:
    @Ugetit

    “darn good work despite the fact that the author was a Libertarian.”

    You just committed the genetic fallacy here. Rothbard’s work in CIL is arguably the finest exposition of the subject and he was a brilliant polymath. Thank you for linking to it. Maybe more people will read it and act on it.

    • Replies: @Ugetit
  84. @Anonymous

    I agree. Our so-called “elected representatives” are all indebted to Jewish bankers and Jewish interests. It’s time to end this slavery.

  85. @Tom

    The attempt to bring so-called artists like Rothko and Pollock as successors to the great artists of the US and Europe was a typical example of decadence, an assertion of moral and intellectual superiority without any foundation.

    • Replies: @annamaria
  86. Emslander says:
    @Richard B

    Our Constitution, despite what we all have been raised to believe, is nothing more than a wiring diagram with a list of ten general principals of government morality pinned onto it. Principles of civilized behavior ran through the collective bloodstream of the early nation. They were Christian and rural.

    It didn’t take long for interested forces to place shunts and blockers in the diagram to get their way. Lincoln’s victory in 1860 ripped the complex apart and it had to be re-wired. Everything that’s happened since 1865 has been for the benefit of the economic dominators. A pastoral, independent people supported by a few urban centers has become an inhuman complex of civilizational suicide, as you so brilliantly point out, Richard B.

    • Agree: Richard B
  87. Walter says:

    Most people who know their History understand that every Victory is attended by betraying ghosts.
    Betrayal attends every Victory. Even as a leader is placed, somehow, before the people, Betrayal stands by him.

    Today we see, and you can bet the army sees, that the regime is afraid of the army and also of the people. Being betrayers themselves (many say) they fear the same. People say LBJ was terrified they’d shoot him too…well, he was an experienced hand, was he not?

    Showing such fear, no matter how well-founded it may be, is the Classical error of an incompetent rule.

    “Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.”

    Simply replace the name with “Mr 10%” or Sheriff John, or whatever stooge of the day is in vogue.

    Meantime, wait for the inevitable Betrayal. And don’t talk to finks.

    “Joe Buydon is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.”

  88. saggy says:

    It is this destruction of belief that constitutes the First American Revolution.

    The ‘destruction of belief’ is the #1 goal of cultural Marxism, and the Jews have been waging a cultural war against the US for 100 years*. And for the last 4 years their chief stooge, Trump, has taken the war into new territory to the extent that Americans are physically attacking their own Capitol and government. Trump started with his attack on the press, which has been unrelenting from day 1 of his candidacy and it has been remarkably effective. His real coup however was the ‘stop the steal’ hoax, which aims at two goals, first destroying confidence in the basis of US democracy, the electoral process, and second, dividing the country in two unreconcilable groups, one that recognizes the hoax, and one that believes it is real, and setting them at each others’ throats. It would be unbelievable if it were not happening.
    *


    • Disagree: TheJamesRocket
    • Replies: @Majority of One
  89. Poco says:
    @JohnPlywood

    It’s far from over. Every election cycle the pressure cooker comes closer to exploding.
    TPTB have made a mess and they will continue to be attacked by the “little people” from both the left and the right. Because they despise both.
    Only an idiot reads an article like this and splutters about maga. Few people on this site are under any delusion that Trump was some kind savior or panacea. Trump is a symptom of people who absolutely hate the TPTB. Regardless of what Trump really is.
    Just as the burning and looting all summer by leftists is a similar symptom.

    But yeah you go ahead and stick your head further up your ass.

    • Agree: GeneralRipper
  90. profnasty says:
    @theMann

    For the first treason they should hang, for the second they should burn.
    I like the cut of your jib.

  91. Sparkon says:
    @geokat62

    Strictly speaking, those are not brackets [], but parentheses (). Way back when, parentheses were used in internet chat rooms to give virtual hugs.

    Use of parentheses and other non-standard typography just makes text harder to read, so it you want me to skip over your comment, be sure to litter it with inappropriate and extraneous parentheses.

    A very good way to lose credibility is through the use of non-standard English in your writing, including bad spelling, bad grammar, and non-standard punctuation and typography.

    For example, (((this))) and *this*.

    There are standard methods and typographic devices to emphasize your text. Underlining has been deprecated in current versions of HTML, but we still have italics and bold, and some people still go with ALL CAPS, considered widely as the Internet equivalent of shouting.

    Well, at least Paul Craig Roberts can spell “happening” correctly, and he sticks to standard English, so irrespective of whether or not you agree with Dr. Robert’s opinion, at least one can read it easily.

    • Thanks: geokat62
    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  92. Speaking of the Russian Revolution, isn’t it ironic that the counter-revolutionaries were the “whites” ?

  93. Ugetit says:
    @Oemiktlob

    Maybe more people will read it and act on it.

    Thanks, and I hope so too, but if past experience is a reasonable guide, I don’t think anyone will do either, unfortunately. 🙁

    “Genetic fallacy.” Good one!

    • Replies: @Oemiktlob
  94. Ugetit says:
    @JamesinNM

    The winnowing is underway, separating the wheat from the chaff.

    Wheat? What wheat? It’s all chaff, bro!

  95. FoSquare says:
    @Fools Game

    And what is the ultimate source of these “Banking Ponzi Pyramid Schemes”? The Theology of Usury —

    “The Lord (mammon) will open for you His bounteous store (vault – gold, central bank), the Heavens, to provide rain (money) for your land in season (boom) and to bless all your (predatory) undertakings. You will be creditor (parasite) to many nations, but debtor to none.” Deuteronomy 28:12

    The quote from Deuteronomy without my parentheses:

    “The Lord will open for you His bounteous store, the Heavens, to provide rain for your land in season and to bless all your undertakings. You will be creditor to many nations, but debtor to none.”
    Deuteronomy 28:12, from the Jewish Publication Society of America, translation of the Holy Scriptures, according to the Masoretic text

    Of course, the Harvest — i.e., the Bust, when the money returns to Heaven (Hell) and the creditors appropriate the assets — was conveniently left out. It should be noted too that Babylon was notorious as a great banking empire.

  96. The Left and their parrots in the MSM are now openly calling for the persecution of Whites, and our feckless “conservatives” are silent. How long before there is a reaction from those being persecuted? How long after that the spiral of recrimination begins?

    It will not be long.

    Many commenters here love challenging the academic details of others, or of articles. This is whistling past the graveyard; I still detect an enormous amount of normalcy bias among those picking at the nitty gritty details. We are way beyond that. Websites like this are now completely useless. Most of the country is mired in useless details, while the Left is pulling up the guillotine. The time for thoughtful argument was thirty years ago.

    What is the solution?? I really don’t know, and neither does anyone else. I myself am morally paralyzed.

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  97. A Citizen says:

    In his account of the early New Deal, The Revolution Was, Garet Garrett identified FDR’s “100 Days” as a revolution within the form where existing institutions were maintained but repurposed and grossly expanded for essentially fascist ends. This revolution sunk deep roots throughout the next 20 years. When the Republicans came back in 1952 the expectation was that much of the New Deal would be uprooted and, with the work of HUAC and Sen. Joseph McCarthy, that the rampant communist infiltration of the Democrat regime would be exposed. In the end, however, Ike largely stood pat on the status quo and McCarthy was destroyed by the same deep state that has ham-strung President Trump. Thus, for the past 75 years, “our government” has maintained the pretense of a broad bi-partisan consensus of socialism-lite under the Constitution masking a basically fascist core. As I see it, now that, in Trump, the people have mounted the first halfway credible challenge to this pretense, what we are seeing is the junta finally showing its true face. Also recommended is Wolfgang Schivelbush’s book, Three New Deals, which lays out the many commonalities between the programs of FDR, Mussolini and Hitler of which FDR’s was the only survivor.

    • Thanks: Ugetit
  98. So we had the office party in Cohen’s old office at oh-dark thirty. Gina was there, and Kramer and Nelly and Epstein with four girls dressed up like Jonbenet. Chapo and Charlize came up from prison, you know Palm Beach Federal Correctional Institution, and he brought some primo coke from his personal stash. John Brennan was there with his devil horns and cape and he all was like, “Hail Satan!” but we were too faced to go with it and he was pissed.

    Avril was so baked. She goes, “Think he’ll get it right when the neurologist asks him who the president is?” They brought some Trump voters from the DHS black site and Gina was drilling holes in their heads to see what it made them think about. There were some others that Alfreda sewed into a human caterpillar and they were crawling in and out and all around. Cohen was hitting up the little girls but he couldn’t score no matter how much drugs Jeffrey gave them – you know, he’s not like the handsomest man.

    This was our ultimate baller move. Gina rode the human caterpillar till they fell down and she was like, Mao was never this much of a vegetable! Biden, you don’t have to blackmail him, you don’t have to bribe him. You just pose him and run the voice-over while he mumbles. And spokesmodel pro tempore Harris, she hasn’t got a delegate to her name, she owes us her life! She didn’t even have to blow anybody this time.”

    Nelly was like, “How could you possibly top this stunt?”

    I was like, there’s only one way, next time we should elect audio-animatronic Lincoln from Disney World. We could pull that off.

    Ralph Baric came and brought this new thing he cooked up, variolabola, really like about ten diseases mixed together, smallpox, leprosy, polio, you name it. He was shooting up the Trump voters with it to see what would happen.

    Daddy never told me NHB was so fun!

    • Thanks: Emslander
    • LOL: Thim
  99. @Sirius

    How likely is it that Yeltsin’s “revolution” would have been successful if not for yet another CIA-directed Color Revolution? They are masters of it, having orchestrated innumerable Color Revolutions ever since they ousted Iran’s democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh in 1953. On 1-6, it was child’s play for them to outsmart Trump and his MAGA fanatics in a deep state clandestine operation, this time against Heritage America.

    • Replies: @Sirius
  100. Sparkon says:
    @Tom

    Yes, but the destruction of classical forms and representational art goes back to the late 19th century, some of it as an innocent reaction, more or less, to the emergence of photography, especially in the increasing use of bright, vivid, oversaturated colors to render simplified forms, and some of it a concerted effort by a select group of collectors, critics and investors, led by the usual agents of change, to shock and disrupt the establishment, while creating new markets for new art which they themselves would control, and make a bundle.

    Certainly, already by the first decade of the 20th century, Cubism had established itself as an avant-garde art form the rich just had to have hanging in their gilded mansions.

    Woman with Mustard Pot, Pablo Picasso, 1910

    Beyond Cubism, the various avant-garde and so-called modernist art movements were as numerous as fleas on a dog, culminating, sorta, with Pollock’s drunken splatters and Rothko’s gauzy smudges, and of course people paid millions for this trash because the critics told them it was great, and many millionaires agreed, but at least Pres. Truman knew he wasn’t a Hottentot.

    • Replies: @Dumbo
    , @Miro23
  101. @JohnPlywood

    Why so much hate Mr. Plywood? Stop the hate! Separate!

  102. PCR describes this as a revolution, but I don’t think that is a very good way to describe what is happening. The way I see it, this is the (((hostile elite))) creating theater while tightening their grip. Not just in the US, but on most of the world. In order for this to be a revolution, a new group would need to be coming into power. This is not the case at all. The international financiers are the ones in power, and have been largely in control of much of the west since before WWI. The BLM clowns and assorted libtards are simply pawns to be discarded at will. Of course most things are not monolithic; But generally speaking the banksters have been growing in power for decades (if not centuries). This is no revolution. WE THE PEOPLE NEED A REVOLUTION where traitorous politicians, judges, banksters, and their enforcers are publicly slaughtered!

    • Agree: Ugetit, Katrinka
  103. Oemiktlob says:
    @Ugetit

    I understand the tendency to have such skepticism; I myself do tend toward it occasionally also. It’s difficult not to for the very reason you state: it’s seems it’s all we see, and, therefore, it can be easy to commit a logical error in believing that it is all we will ever see.

    However, in line with Mises’ teaching on human action, it is possible that not enough people have experienced a level of disease to make them choose differently yet, so there is hope. Unless, of course, too many people take a drug that may render them incapable of escaping their lethargy. I have read about such a thing somewhere…that may be problematic.

    • Replies: @Ugetit
  104. Arteist says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    1897, World Zionist Congress, Louis Brandeis intentionally put on Supreme Court & viola Federal Reserve System 1913, money as House of Dracula Rothschild decided~ cared not for laws~ money corruption = tap root of American dream nightmare. 2 years best be off grid. 98 years USA money power stands today & 100 years is typical time a planet power runs into its’ end. That’s the happening called revolt/revolution. Time for the new world order that can’t be prevented. Sustainable is a very sane revolution.

  105. @Albion Moonlite

    Well put.

    When is the law the exact opposite of the law?
    Answer: When it is policy.

    To understand why requires an appreciation of what is called the de facto doctrine or doctrine of necessity. One important sense of the term De facto is “in fact, and for the time being”.

    Assume, for example, that you are the driver of a car, and that you have just come to a stop at a traffic-light-controlled intersection, and where there is a “No Left Turn” sign above the red light signal, and others elsewhere in the intersection. But before the light turns green, a police officer arrives and gets off his motorcycle and takes a position in the middle of the intersection and directs you to turn left.

    The question is: Do you obey the sign and drive straight forward when the light turns green?, or do you follow the officer’s direction and turn left?

    Legally, you have to turn left, even though the “No Left Turn” sign is otherwise legal / legitimate, because you are following the same authority “in fact, and for the time being” as represented by the police officer.

    Notwithstanding the presence of the legal “No Left Turn” sign, the driver is complying with the policy of the authority (Crown or State) as administered by its officer(s) “in fact, and for the time being”, and so there is no offence.

    More critically, the question may be put as follows: What is the law on turning left at the intersection? Is it the law that turning left is prohibited? Or is it the law that turning left is mandatory?

    Answer: There is no law – there is only policy in fact, and for the time being.

    The law is the law, except when it’s not.

    Or to paraphrase the exchange in the movie The Matrix:

    Do not try to determine the law. Instead, only consider the truth.

    What truth?

    There is no law. Then you will see that it is only yourself that bends (to the will of the state).

    Now, to complete the model, assume that the real reason the police officer is standing in the middle of the intersection directing you to turn left, is because his brother-in-law has just opened a new store on the cross-street and needs customers.

    That, in a nutshell, is how the whole world works. Everything that the people think is being done by law is actually policy, and it is the private policy of the administrators and in virtually all areas where it makes a material difference it is most often the diametric opposite of what the law provides.

    The entrenched-money-power has had its minions in the legislatures from the very beginning, and they systematically write the nominal laws to accommodate maximum policy-latitude by the administrators. Eventually it gets just silly. Welcome to the 21st century.

    • Thanks: Majority of One
    • Replies: @Emslander
    , @The Alarmist
  106. Sirius says:

    How likely is it that Yeltsin’s “revolution” would have been successful if not for yet another CIA-directed Color Revolution?

    Not very likely. They didn’t used to call them color revolutions in those days, so I guess the marketing has improved considerably since then.

  107. chuckywiz says:

    It is amazing to see the so called intellectuals on both sides of the political spectrum talk proudly about constitution that I think is an important document. Most of the countries have constitution with exception of Israel. So, having a constitution is not enough. Following is more important. There is no accountability for the violators. Obama, Trump, Bust, FDR, and many presidents. Not counting high ranking Govt. officials including who lied under oath. So all this talk about merely having a constitution is self congratulating. And above all the so called intellectuals/pundits become delusional that they fool people. Just because they have pen or microphone.

  108. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @anon

    > “By contrast, the successor states of the Soviet Union succeeded. They got loose of their otiose regime.”

    Christians do think that dying makes one a saint.

    In Russia, starting in 1988, birth rates among native Russians (as well as most other ethnic groups of the European part of the former Soviet Union) were declining, while from 1991 the death rates started climbing.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Cross

    • Replies: @Derer
  109. anonymous[712] • Disclaimer says:

    That’s an interesting way to look at it. None of the institutions that have power believe in the constitution any more. There’s no going back to the original United States as a large nation. There’s some hope that the constitution could be preserved in one form or another in a number of break off nations that inevitably are going to try to secede from the main body in the next few years.

  110. HT says:
    @Albion Moonlite

    And judges were educated in law schools that decided to teach social justice and not a strict reading of the Constitution. Once the Left took over education they controlled the courts and the media and that is all they needed.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
  111. @Pierre de Craon

    Excellent analysis. Currently the immigration thing is key, as those of us holding traditional Bill of Rights American values are being swamped by incoming tides of immigration, among whom personal rights and independence are a non-starter.

    Just read today Biden’s Ukases (Executive Orders), particularly the one relating to the census, where immigrants will not only be welcomed, but also given a fast-track to citizenship. Within a few years the nation as a whole will become Californicated—the state of affairs where non-Americans have become the overwhelming electoral majority.

    Our solitary hope to stem this tide by legal means is IF most voting machines are taken out of action by popular demand and replaced by paper ballots and absentee voting limited to those with incontrovertible reasons; voting by AMERICANS in 2022 will remove the Democrat party from control of the House (along with now fully exposed RINO Republicans).

    If this last lawful step is not taken we can expect aggression abroad, repression at home and mounting levels of chaos worldwide and most particularly across the fruited plain.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
    • Replies: @JWalters
  112. Dumbo says:
    @Sparkon

    Of a the modernist movements (Impressionism, Expressionism, Surrealism, etc), Cubism is probably the ugliest. Of course, since then it’s been even more downhill, with concept art and all that. Now there’s nothing.

    Also, besides the known CIA funding of Modern Art, I think it’s clear that a lot of other “famous artists” were manufactured. Andy Warhol, Basquiat, etc. Lucian Freud, of course grandson of Sigmund. All these people were promoted not because of the quality of their art, but for other reasons. The art market today is just money laundering, but that’s another story.

  113. @ruralguy

    I think it would be a mistake to call the situation in Sri Lanka a real civil war. The Tamils are shit disturbers wherever they go and were seeking separation. I’m not suggesting the Sinhalese – the original population were perfect, but the Tamils migrated to Sri Lanka from India because the Indians had had enough of their shit and were attacking them. Yes, it happened over many centuries, but the Tamils are comparable to another group well known to Europeans.

  114. Miro23 says:
    @Sparkon

    Yes, but the destruction of classical forms and representational art goes back to the late 19th century.

    Agreed that this was really the end of the classical world. The British Victorian elite were classicists, but the whole thing collapsed with WW1, spelling the end of classical inspired architecture, art, education, culture/society. The “Downton Abbey” TV series showed the transition quite well.

    Traditional social relations were replaced by socialism – from benign varieties (Christian Democracy) to sociopathic (Bolshevism).

  115. Emslander says:
    @Timothy Madden

    Wrong. Nearly all of your daily behavior is performed out of the control of law. If you try, you can avoid nearly all law. Take mask wearing. The businesses put those signs on their doors so that THEY comply with the law in order to keep from being shut down. If you go in and don’t wear a mask, the guy fixing the sandwiches doesn’t want to confront you. He’s not the police. He’s learned that, if he bitches, you just leave and he makes no sale. They’re in the business of making sales. You have not been confronted with any law.

  116. Ace says:
    @moi

    Your kungfu is very strong, Grasshopper.

  117. Rurik says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    That year, 1965, was the year we Americans lost our country.

    I agree with what you said, but I’d just suggest that it was actually 1913, on Christmas Eve, that we lost our country, and our destiny, and all hope for our progeny.

    All of it delivered into the tender ‘mercies’ of our most committed and determined and genocidal enemy.

    1913 made 1965 inevitable. Just as 1965 made 2021 inevitable.

    The question i have, is how much time do we still have to get out.

    I fully expect another 9/11, and this time by ‘white supremacists’, that will set in motion a crack-down that will show us finally the real purpose of Gitmo.

    They never really needed an off-shore torture facility 90 miles off the coast for Afghan and Iraqi goat herders and middle class functionaries, respectively. They could have tortured them in Syria or elsewhere in the Middle East, as was convenient. But now that ‘white supremacist domestic terrorists’ have ‘set off a mini-nuke’ (never mind how they got it), the crack-down will be brutal and immediate. ‘White supremacists (all white people without ‘woke’ credibility), will be banned from traveling outside the country, excepting a small segment of ‘essential’ (to wokeness) occupations.

    So how long until the ‘terrorist’ attack comes?

  118. @Ugetit

    We must never forget that the Constipation would never have been ratified by the states until its enabling precondition was appended to the document. I speak of the BILL OF RIGHTS.

    Various aspects of the governing document are worth reconsideration for inclusion by a Re-constitutional Convention by WE THE PEOPLE, that would include primarily the concept of the balance of powers between a demographically then somewhat representative element, the House.

    Jefferson, who at the time was kicked upstairs, effectually exiled as Ambassador to France, warned his correspondents about the role of the judiciary, which he correctly identified as the introduction of a monarchical element into what was supposed to be a republican form of governance, There is no doubt that in a reconstituted Union of the states and the people, that the Supreme Court be totally eliminated and be replaced by a non-political constitutional court. The inferior Federal courts shall have jurisdiction only over the 10 mile-square federal district. State courts also need to be made up of those who are (1. not involved with political parties and (2. not lawyers.

    The proof of Jefferson’s admonishments, ironically came about during his administration when the treasonous Chief Justice (sic) John Marshall, wrote the Marbury v. Madison “ruling” that took away the legitimate power of writing laws from Congress by a totally non-constitutional dictum by the unelected and monarchical Supreme Court. If T.J. had been even a bit ruthless he would have sent in a hitman to render Marshall his just desserts and would have declared M.v.M null and void.

    • Agree: Pierre de Craon
    • Replies: @Ugetit
    , @Ace
    , @Emslander
  119. Anonymice says:
    @theMann

    This may not be the greatest problem our country faces, but it isn’t the least either.

    An almost flawless post until the last paragraph. Fact is when our country’s sovereignty has been hijacked by Israeli firsters at home and their Zionist enablers abroad, we are left with an empty shell of a country misnamed the USA (Jewnited States would be more like it). Let’s reflect on this simple fact: we are fighting ME wars under orders from our greatest welfare recipient of our hard earned tax dollars. This is as sickening and as bizarre as it gets.

  120. And so the war party seance is over.
    But for US the Iran is sour grapes.
    I was always puzzled by Ezops Fox and Grapes story.
    I could not see the point.
    After all fox does not eat grapes. Fox is carnivorous!
    Finally it hit me!
    That is the point of the story.
    It is reaching for something person does not need and cannot use.
    Sour is only justification for abandoning the worthless effort.

  121. Ace says:
    @Just another serf

    No way. No surveillance and no white supremacists. A twofer.

  122. Ugetit says:
    @Oemiktlob

    …it’s seems it’s all we see, and, therefore, it can be easy to commit a logical error in believing that it is all we will ever see.

    It’s all we’ve ever seen as well. I know that sounds like gloom and doom, but instead of inducing hopelessness I find it liberating. In fact, most of what goes on can be very amusing if one is inclined to pay attention to it at all. Fascinating too. I don’t see it as a logical error but rather an “Ecclesiastes” (Vanity of vanities, nothing new under the Sun, etc.) type realization.

    …it is possible that not enough people have experienced a level of disease to make them choose differently yet, so there is hope.

    Without a doubt, which is partly why I don’t agree that what we’re seeing is a revolution or even a rebellion; things have not become “bad” enough yet. The circus continues. Most of it is so phony and fizzles out so fast, that it’d be hilarious if it were not so transparent and repetitious.

  123. Oemiktlob says:
    @Rurik

    “1913 made 1965 inevitable.”

    Yep, once you control the money supply you can control peoples choices and freedoms, like night follows day.

  124. Ugetit says:
    @Majority of One

    I like your views as well as your facility in stating them.

    Yes, promising to amend the con by promising to add a BoR was a key trick to appease the doubters so’s to get the thing ratified. I’m surprised it was added as promised, but aside from being a noble sounding declaration, in practice it’s proven to be worthless.

    • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
  125. @JohnPlywood

    I will agree that Trump was rotten and cowardly and a tool to pardon the scientist who helped Pollard and commuted Pollard’s sentence and then refused to pardon Julian Assange because his White House Counsel Cippilone refused to “allow it”.

    And Trump thinks millions of his former supporters will flock to his Patriot Party with this shame on his record?

    The Democrats are rotten, the Republicans are rotten and third parties have no chance. Plus the State legislatures are too cowardly to tighten up their electoral systems.

    I very well might never vote again. Why bother? It is one giant, corrupt system of shame.

  126. @ruralguy

    “people go about their daily routines, unconcerned, until the violence flares up near themselves and directly affects them.”

    Meanwhile the Left continues to undermine the foundations of our society unopposed.

  127. @saggy

    Obviously, Saggy, YOU swallowed the kool-aide. An ambulatory echo-chamber for Main-$cream noose with its mind-warping, Bernays-style propaganda.”Steal hoax”? It is highly evident you only accessed the points of view that your cognitively dissonant mind had already accepted as gospel.

    • Replies: @saggy
  128. @warren

    “For educated, aware people – what is to be done?”

    America is actually Trump country. Trump won 2496 of all the counties, Biden won 477. Trump won 84% of America, Biden “won” 16%. Our job is to become active in local politics in order to make, or keep, our own counties in the Trump column.

  129. @chris

    “They can’t seriously be afraid of a revolution when they’re the ones running the real one.”

    They’re following Barnie Fife’s advice: “Nip it in the bud!”

  130. @warren

    Nothing can be done by any of us except as far as trying to assure our personal survival and that of our loved ones. What’s happening is the inevitable culmination of “democracy” and “diversity”, which are much too ingrained in the American civic religion for them to be rooted out. Like a terminal cancer that dies when it kills the patient, belief in the two d’s will only be vanquished once it has destroyed the US and plunged Americans into an earthly hell of poverty and violence.

    • Agree: Katrinka
  131. saggy says:
    @Majority of One

    One of us has swallowed the kool aid, the question is which one. Right now the evidence for the stop the steal hoax is like the Emperor’s New Clothes, only the Trumpers can see it. So, show us some evidence .. not a link, I can easily link to a mountain of evidence for the Russiagate hoax, hoaxes come complete with phony evidence, instead present and discuss one piece of real evidence for the hoax and tell us why you think it is legit. Too much to ask, right?

    And remember, Trump will have his impeachment trial to present the evidence, but don’t hold your breath.

  132. Ace says:
    @Majority of One

    Marbury was correctly decided. Congress should not have the option of amending the Constitution by legislation. Marbury was a mox nix case involving a guy who wanted his commission to be a justice of the peace, for crying out loud. It was hardly this watershed case that magically made the Supreme Court lords of the realm.

    The judicial power extends to all cases arising under the Constitution, etc. Having courts decide legal controversies was a feature of colonial life and under the Articles of Confederation. Ho hum. And courts then and federal courts later were expected to do their job just as officials in the executive branch and legislators in the Congress are.

    The corrective was intended to be impeachment when it was obvious the Supreme Court, say, exceeded its authority and pulled “law” out of the clouds when it suited them or when they ignored the Constitution and the laws.

    As Judge Bork wrote, the Court simply ceased to enforce the Commerce Clause in and after the 1930s. Nothing about the provisions for Supreme Court jurisdiction in the Constitution granted the Court a roving commission or the power to make stuff up as it went along (utter BS about “our living Constitution” TTCN). Impeachment of judges ought to be as common as crabgrass but the grifters in the other two branches long ago ceased to act as the jealous guardians of their authority under the Constitution, if they ever did.

    • Replies: @Majority of One
  133. The only result is that the Trumpet delivered his constituency on a silver platter for the Ziocorporate war/surveillance profiteers to feast upon, as the good Ziocorporate conman he is at playing Russian roulette with the simpleton heads of his voters.

    As long as Muricans keep being misled that this is a “liberal assault”, rather than a Ziocorporate consolidation of power, nothing changes except to stay the same. Maybe the author can’t see this because he worked for previous Ziocorporate muppet Reagan, but that’s how it is.

  134. Agent76 says:

    Jan 20, 2021 The Final Battleground

    The Only Constitutional & Viable Path to Victory for “We the People”!

    Jan 11, 2020 It’s Up to Us to Protect our Rights

    We were warned – over and over again. Relying on people with power to do the right thing only guarantees a loss of liberty. As a result, we now live under the largest government in the history of the world. It’s going to be up to us to protect and defend our rights – not politicians, judges or bureaucrats.

  135. A Citizen says:

    X Reasons Biden’s Election was Not Legitimate
    by A Citizen Against Fraudulent Elections
    1. The Constitution, like all our laws, gives no protection for fraud. If there is reason to believe fraud and irregularities changed the outcome, this must be resolved beyond a reasonable doubt before proceeding with “business as usual.”
    2. If this is forgotten, the powers of the state and the law will be used to condone fraud, which is unconscionable.
    3. The right to a fair election is a basic right of the people, of eligible voters and of the candidates.

    [MORE]

    4. Amendment IX specifically states that no provision of the Constitution shall be construed to deny the rights of the people — such as this right to a fair election, and to due process.
    5. The Vice President and Congress violated due process on January 6th, by following provisions for raising and rejecting objections to the Electoral College vote count. This allowed the Democratic Party to wear several hats at once: suspect, defendant and beneficiary in the fraud accusations, plus judge and jury in the decision to dismiss objections. In common law, no person may decide a case where they have a conflict of interest.
    What the Framers of the Constitution had in mind here was townhall democracy. They warned against political parties or factions, cartels for the control of political power, which represent primarily their own interests, not those of the people, undermining thus the very basis of a Republic. They are nowhere recognized by the Constitution.
    6. Under criminal law, every citizen who suspects a crime has the right and the duty to expose and if possible, to oppose it. By assenting to or facilitating fraud, one becomes an accomplice thereto.
    On January 6th Vice President Pence announced, “with significant allegations of voting irregularities and numerous instances of officials setting aside state election law, I share the concerns of millions of Americans about the integrity of this election.” With this knowledge Pence had to halt the proceeding, not give it over to the suspects to decide.
    7. The Constitution is a civil code, and does not devise detailed procedures for criminal cases. These are for the actors to make whole, so the matter can become subject to the civil law.
    8. No legal standing is required to report crimes, it is a duty. The Supreme Court erred in dismissing the complaint by the State of Texas on grounds of lack of standing. SCOTUS should take on this case, as it involves a major dispute between different branches of government.
    9. The people and the federal government are principals, who have delegated the election of their officials to the states, who are their agents. The principal always has the right to have the work done to the standards of probity. What must prevail is the realization that if work has been done wrong, it must be put right.
    10. In many states with contested results, the states had been recently influenced by corrupt actors to change their laws, allowing large numbers of illegitimate ballots. Many of them did not keep their voting rolls in order. In some cases, the voter turnout exceeded 100% of the eligible voting population. These improper practices violated the mutual obligations and the checks and balances between those states and the Republic.

    Solutions
    As noted, the People have an inalienable right to a fair and true election. This right transcends legal formalities, which is confirmed by Amendment IX and by our inborn sense of justice.
    If this right is denied us in the first instance, we have the right to demand it in a repeat election. A disputed election, which is resolved by a new vote, is similar to a mistrial, which is remedied by a retrial.
    There are insurmountable practical impossibilities in reconstructing what the real vote should have been. Moreover, due to the prevalence of the two-party system and other forms of corrupt influence, we cannot sincerely rely on any of our institutions to repair the election. The Retrial must be decided by the People.
    Repeat elections with anti-fraud safeguards are the only clear way to eliminate fraud beyond a reasonable doubt.
    There should be no mail-in votes. A forensic election requires maximum probity. Each illegitimate vote cancels out a rightful vote, violating the people’s voting rights. In any case, if there is a significant difference between mail-in and in-person votes, doubt will remain and we will still have a hung election. Let only the people’s true voice be heard.
    Only the people, as the ultimate sovereign of the state, have the right to vote for their own interests. Any solution other than a repeat vote by the people will give the decision to officials who do not have this right.
    Anti-fraud safeguards should include the following recommendations: those of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform, Tulsi Gabbard’s bill HR 1946 requiring a paper trail for voting machines, and the open-source, self-auditing vote tally proposed in the full version of this article at http://thesaker.is/the-rule-of-law-over-fraud-biden-election-may-be-illegal-as-four-basic-legal-principles-ignored/

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
  136. A Citizen says:

    Paul Craig Roberts is right. This radical totalitarian movement started with the French Revolution and has kept expanding and developing for over two centuries. At least the example of Russia shows it is reversible as well.

    • Agree: WhiteWinger, Robjil
  137. @Sparkon

    With all due respect, the “echo” (triple parentheses) serves a useful purpose.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  138. The essence of a revolution is a collapse in the system of beliefs that hold a country together.

    If Dr. Robert’s definition is correct, then there’s been at least two other revolutions, with the 1st being the Cultural (Hippie) Revolution of the 1960s that turned, aging grandmothers into liberated, foul-mouth bitches.

    The other was the false-flag attack of 9/11 that turned what appeared to be moral, sensible people into raving, blood thirtsy killers.

    • Agree: stevennonemaker88
  139. @Ugetit

    Anent the Bill of Rights, perhaps it was less a trick than a case of failing to be sufficiently careful as to what one asks for.

    Madison—who was, several years later, the Bill’s primary drafter—actively opposed in Philadelphia all motions to include one. Whether correctly or not, he argued that the Constitution as proposed was framed in such a way as to safeguard all the common-law rights that urgers of a Bill wished to see enumerated. He feared that any such enumeration must inevitably leave an opening for, in effect, a later hostile construction of the Constitution—that is to say, a reading that claimed that rights not enumerated were ipso facto subject to abridgment or outright denial. He agreed to the compromise concerning the later addition of the Bill only to secure ratification.

    It was because of Madison’s concern about malicious interpretation that the Ninth and Tenth Amendments became part of the package. Yet notwithstanding their express inclusion in the Constitution, both of these amendments rapidly became dead letters.* Perhaps the one thing to be truly surprised about is that they didn’t acquire that status even more rapidly.

    So were Madison’s misgivings well founded? One can only wonder how things might have played out had his arguments persuaded the Philadelphia holdouts. My own bet is that this particular counterfactual history wouldn’t have been noticeably different in the long run (i.e., beyond 1805 or so) from the actual one,** but your guess is as good as mine—perhaps a lot better!
    ________________
    * Elsewhere but on a related matter, I referred a few days ago to what Humpty Dumpty told Alice: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” Today, epigones of Humpty Dumpty, now usually wearing the magic-virus mask of cowardice and gullibility, speak from the DC power venues, through the multifarious media, from the seats of medical, industrial, and commercial authority—indeed via all the countless voices of the Narrative Establishment—and these voices don’t care a fig that we know that what they say mocks truth and reality, much less the plain language of the Constitution.

    ** Why do I say this? Ultimately because as a serious Catholic, I have no confidence in the ability of words on a page to restrict the actions of legislators or shape the decisions of judges. Only two properties can reliably prompt those with power to think of those without it as still being just as human as they themselves are and to act accordingly: (1) the fellow-feeling generated by consanguinity—shared descent, shared memories, shared heroes—and, even more important, (2) the Christian understanding that human dignity, human rights, and human responsibilities are inherent in all people as a consequence of their being children of God and that someone’s failure to abide by the dictates and principles he has sworn to uphold will necessarily result in unimaginably painful consequences that will endure for eternity. In western Europe and the USA, my second property has been gone for between fifty and a hundred years, and Biden/Harris, their European counterparts, and the Jews they all serve will soon complete the elimination of my first.

    • Agree: FoSquare
    • Replies: @Majority of One
    , @Ugetit
  140. @Dutch Boy

    The French Revolutin was a classic Marxist revolution long before Marx put the theory in writing.

    The fact that the emerging monarchy in America enthusiastically supported it, tells me they (Jefferson, Madison, etc) were not nerly as brilliant as they’re given credit for being

    • Replies: @Getaclue
  141. @Joe Stalin

    Members of the US military are ALWAYS disarmed prior to being allowed anywhere near the Commander in Chief, including war zones. As was always the case when US presidents snuck into and out of Iraq in the middle of the night.

  142. @Harry Huntington

    The US has been taken over from within by the usual suspects (central banking tribe). We are entering the End Phase of another typical cycle in a “Fools Game” played by this tribe. Since ancient Babylon, these Banking Ponzi Pyramid Schemes have been cycling through history, like a steamroller, reeking havoc on their hosts nations, while funneling-up tremendous wealth to their banking cabal elite.

    Sometimes these cycles are small (recessions), other times they are very large (revolutions, depressions, and wars). The current cycle appears to be VERY large: so prepare wisely, stay calm, secure local supply chains, and ride the rising tide.

    • Replies: @Ugetit
  143. @Rurik

    I think that your chosen year is an excellent candidate, and the same can be said for the choices of several other commenters. Where reasonable men will differ, I think, is in settling on the point or event that precluded subsequent repairing or undoing of the damage done. Given the ongoing nature of the mess we are in, reliable historical perspective is understandably hard to come by.

    The reason that I choose 1965 is that I think that all was not necessarily and irretrievably lost even with the Jews’ ascent to control of all US wealth—indeed all of the Western world’s wealth! Rather, it is, as I suggested above, the obliteration of the white, Christian, western European character of the United States that effectively terminated any nonillusory sense of American nationhood and has made its recovery a pipe dream—at least absent a resort to arms.

    This transformation was produced and could only have been produced by replacement-level immigration of a non-European and anti-Christian character. That was the end foreseen by the framers of the 1965 act. Unlike most other federal legislation, it has fully achieved its goals.

  144. notamason says:

    And here we go again with the return of the war mongers with the new administration, what is with the return of all the small hats?

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  145. @Pierre de Craon

    With the similarly catastrophic ratification of first the Sixteenth and then the Seventeenth Amendments,

    Not that it makes any difference at this point in time, but the 16th Amendment was never legally ratified.

    Neither was the 14th Amendment, which was declared to be in effect before a rump session of Congress readmitted the Southern States back into the Union from which they had been expelled until after the amendment was “ratified”.

  146. @saggy

    Surely some brave author is data-gathering on ballot dumps, the voting dead, suppression by Dominion machines (vote switching as well) along with totally subjective reportage by the Main$cream media and ultimately, the Sillycon Valley types placing all “off message” postings on total interdict, as denounced by de-platformed leftist Pulitzer Prize-winning journo Glenn Greenwald (one of those rare noble Jews) and reaching its crescendo when Twitter (his favorite medium for sharing his viewpoints) deplatformed the then sitting President of the United States.

    I’m not gonna do your goddamn research for you. It’s all out there, just in case you actually desire to get both sides of the story. But your highly evident case of cognitive dissonance blocks any data which would upset your little gaslighting fantasia.

  147. Fools Game [AKA "Solutions"] says:
    @warren

    SOLUTIONS:
    1) Strengthen local conservative COUNTIES (County Sherifs, local politics..)
    2) Think LOCAL not global (local supply chains, local security, farms..)
    3) Non-Cooperation with liberal/globalist areas and businesses
    4) Build (((Populist Conservative Local))) movements

  148. @Pierre de Craon

    “Narrative Establishment”. Keenly descriptive and demonstrably useful. Thanks. Maybe I shall borrow it in a future posting.

    • Thanks: Pierre de Craon
  149. We will now be told incessantly how “wonderful” and “unifying” the senile pedo and his skank sidekick are. Just saw this:

    “Not Even North Korea Would Say This”: CNN Anchor Mocked For Unrestrained Fawning Over Biden

    I guess this asshat is competing against Stephen Colbert for the position of Biden’s cock-holster.

  150. Emslander says:
    @Majority of One

    Wrong!

    You have to have a judicial review of legislation.

    If your local township decides that it needs to widen the street in front of your house, but doesn’t have the funds and doesn’t want to raise tax rates on everybody, it could just take fifteen feet from your property front. That ordinance would violate the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, but you would have no recourse to reverse the ordinance or obtain compensation unless the courts have the authority to reverse unconstitutional legislation.

    You might say that you would get relief through the ballot box, but the majority might be happy to take your property and not be taxed to pay for it.

    • Replies: @Carroll Price
  151. Ugetit says:
    @Pierre de Craon

    Thanks, many good points.

    I’m convinced that what I wrote about the BoR is evident from what we can know of the discussions that took place at the convention of Philly. Of course, who knows, since the deliberations were done in secret and no notes were allowed if I remember correctly. That alone, of many things, casts a shadow of doubt on the legitimacy of the thing, but that’s another discussion and too long and probably too boring for a forum like this.

    * Elsewhere but on a related matter, I referred a few days ago to what Humpty Dumpty told Alice: “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”

    Funny enough, I myself have posted that quote many times in the past in other forums, along with several others with the same message.

    Here’s another and the earliest I’m aware of.:

    [During the war]words had to change their ordinary meaning and to take that which was now given them.

    Reckless audacity came to be considered the courage of a loyal ally; prudent hesitation, specious cowardice; moderation was held to be a cloak for unmanliness; ability to see all sides of a question, inaptness to act on any.

    – Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War, Chap X, ~400 BC

    And for those who claim the USA is a republic…

    … that there is not in Lexicography, a more fraudulent Word [than republic].

    -From John Adams to Samuel Adams, Sr., 18 October 1790

    New York Oct. 18. 1790
    http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/99-02-02-1081

    • Replies: @Pierre de Craon
  152. Ugetit says:
    @Fools Game

    Good points there.

    The US has been taken over from within by the usual suspects (central banking tribe).

    We can add to that the destructive tribe of outrageous frauds and charlatans, big time thieves, vice kings, and mega-traders, especially those in opium, cotton, “securities” and oil for starters. IOW, the tribe of mendacious manipulators of markets with yooge wads of ill gained capital.

  153. @Ace

    My central point was that M v M constituted a precedent. As you are well aware as an evident student of and probable practitioner of the law, judicial precedents are supreme in courts of law. Also as you well know, alleged “case-law” generally supersedes the direct implied intent of the statute as well as any logical extension of common-law, to say nothing of the very concept of justice….. In all objective truth, case law is not ipso facto, de jure law, but is in fact merely case PRECEDENT.

    Thus, have courts become essentially laws unto themselves, an extension of the monarchical principle so denounced by Thomas Jefferson in his letters from Paris. Marshall, a convicted Federalist, very well knew that he was setting a precedent that made the unelected and politically connected courts SUPREME and in no wise accountable or even answerable to We The People.

    As most lawyers tend to be connected with the marionette duopoly parties; there is little wondering in my estimation as to why more and more citizens are wary and even chary of pettifoggers.

  154. Fools Game [AKA "banking mafia"] says:
    @JWalters

    Most upper level “banking mafia” are not actual “jews”, although they claim to be. The terms “jew” and “anti-semitism” are used by the criminal (((Rothschilds Khazarian Mafia))) as Liability Shields designed to Deflect Accountability and Evoke False Trust, with which to deceive the victims of their Bank-Racketeering and other various Con Jobs.

  155. Derer says:

    Judging from the Biden/Harris’s inauguration pitiful display (more rattling guns than people), this president must have a huge number of enemies and appears to be disliked in this country. More importantly, it is perhaps realization of guilt for ignoring the other side call for the election fraud.

  156. Derer says:
    @Adûnâi

    Russia, Russia is always on the mind of imbeciles. It is hard to understand imbeciles. You forgot to comprehend the topic of this piece. I understand, Wikipedia is used by high school students, have you finished high school?

  157. Sirius says:
    @follyofwar

    Not likely at all.

    They didn’t call them color revolutions in those days, so I guess the marketing has improved since then.

  158. Sorry Paul, but America is dead.

    That is probably hard to accept given your age and experiences but it is true.

    We are looking forward to our freedom within A NEW NATION, separate from the Enemy.

  159. Getaclue says:
    @Carroll Price

    They were nearly all Masons….Washington was and so many others….These are all Masonic “Revolutions”

  160. Culpepper says:
    @saggy

    Copious assertions of instances of election fraud were presented. Many find it unsettling that no court would examine them.

  161. Incitatus says:

    ‘America’s First Revolution Is Happening Now’
    “Hear me out and you will understand the title. There is a difference between a rebellion and a revolution. A rebellion is what occurred in the thirteen colonies in the late 18th century. A revolution is what occurred in Russia in 1917.”

    No mention of the French ‘Revolution’, surely a much more significant European event? In the Ancien Régime only peasants paid taxes, just as in PCR and Peter Navaro’s trickle-down paranoid ‘New World’ utopia. Donald Trump paid no tax in 10 of 15 years, $750 each in 2016 and 2017? Jared Kushner is rumored to have paid no federal tax (while soliciting $850,000,000 in federally backed interest-only sweetheart loans 2015-20).

    Anything you want to say PCR?

    Ludendorff gave 40 million gold marks ($100 million) to Lenin while passing him germ-like into Russia (16 Apr 1917). That was the plan. Revolution? Or investment? The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk (3 Mar 1918) delivered to Germany over a million square miles of territory (home to 50 million people), 33% of its rails, 73% of its iron, 89% of its coal, 5000 factories, the Baltic States and a $6 billion indemnity.

    Anything you want to say PCR?

    Please enlighten us.

  162. @Tish

    While I appreciate Mr. Roberts analysis it needs to be understood that the American battle for Independence against England that he labels a mere ‘Rebellion’ is a form of historical malpractice in that the American Revolution, documented in the facts of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution represent the culmination of that Republican-Humanist conspiracy against oligarchy, specifically that oligarchy that had moved its headquarters from Venice to London to which the British Empire was launched as global banking headquarters, to which New York became and outpost of sedition and treason…..

    A continuing story…but had the Georgia and South Carolina Delegations not been able to censor key language condemning slavery of blacks in the Declaration of Independence, this summer’s cancel culture race riots would to have been able to be manipulated by the media to push this jacobin blood bath.

  163. annamaria says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    “fraudsident”

    — Precious!

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  164. Sparkon says:
    @Pat Kittle

    the “echo” (triple parentheses) serves a useful purpose.

    None that I can see, beyond being trendy, but please, go ahead on and divulge that useful purpose.

  165. annamaria says:
    @phillip sawicki

    Rothko’s main credentials: “Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz, was an American abstract painter of Latvian Jewish descent.”

    Pollak’s main credentials: his wife “Lena Krassner was the daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants;” she was “an important influence on his legacy.”

    Another polluter: “Marc Chagall (born Moishe Shaga) became an active participant in the Russian Revolution. The Soviet Minister of Art made him Commissar of Art.”

  166. annamaria says:
    @saggy

    Do you really believe that the Dems are independent of the banking cabal?
    Here is your Main Leader in the US Congress:

    If capital crumbles to the ground, one thing that’ll remain is our commitment to Israel.

    In any functional state, such a person will be put into a high-security prison for treason.

    • Agree: Pat Kittle
    • Replies: @saggy
  167. Katrinka says:
    @Rurik

    I am ready to retire and I will be escaping the U.S. while leaving remains a viable option. I’m heading to Panama, in fact my Pensionado residency visa is already in the works. I am going. Staying here with a lunatic population just isn’t safe.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  168. @Emslander

    Property ownership is a myth. All real estate is owned by the State who retains Title to it, not “owners” who are issued a Deed by the State.

    If property belonged to the Deed holder, he wouldn’t be required to pay property taxes and thrown off the property when failing to do so.

  169. Paul Craig Roberts: “… no important institution in America any longer believes in the liberties and protections guaranteed by the US Constitution or in democracy itself. Not the universities, the bar associations, the media, the courts, the political parties or the Congress.”

    But, more importantly, neither do the people. If the Bill of Rights were put up for a referendum today, would it pass? Would the American people vote to allow “freedom of association”, i.e., their own freedom to be as racist as they please in hiring or firing? To set up racially segregated communities, no matter how inequitable? To say or publish anything they want, even if it’s hate speech, no matter how inflammatory? Freedom to try to subvert the American empire by setting faction against faction? I can’t honestly say that I think it would. In fact, I doubt the people, being the lying, hypocritical scum that they are, have ever paid more than lip service to the Bill of Rights, and their cultural representatives, the elites, are only acting on this popular contempt.

    Paul Craig Roberts: “How did [this Revolution] come about? It came about because decades of liberal assaults in the name of one “progressive cause” or another destroyed the structure of beliefs that define the United States. Today we can see with our own eyes, if we open them, that there is no longer any such thing as academic freedom, free speech, freedom of association, privacy, due process. People are fired from their jobs and sentenced to economic peril for merely expressing their opinions or attending the wrong rally or using disapproved pronouns.”

    But it must be noted that these limits are most often enforced not by the government, but by the people themselves against each other. Big Tech censorship is done by private companies. Boycotts of offending companies who employ politically incorrect people are organized by private citizens in order to get them fired. Thus the people keep themselves in line, spouting platitudes about race being only skin color, and how racism is immoral. These are the logical consequences of the Christian belief system upon which the country was founded, as expressed in the writings of Christian theologian John Locke. So there has been no Revolution, only a working out of these consequences. Your right to discriminate on the basis of race, or to utter “hate speech”, is limited because in a Christian culture, such acts can be condemned as immoral. But it would be incorrect to think that without Christianity, these rights would automatically be taken seriously. Without the moral justification Christianity provides, “the people”, hypocrites that they are, would merely have to find another excuse. But that’s easy enough. How about sedition?

    In fact, one would have to go all the way back to at least the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to find the beginnings of the abandonment of the principles expressed in the Bill of Rights. Certainly there’s been a long tradition of disregarding these high-sounding principles whenever it became convenient. Lincoln disregarded them during the Civil War when he suspended habeas corpus, smashed printing presses, and jailed his opponents. That the people themselves approved of this was shown by his election and then reelection. During WWI and WWII worries about sedition limited free speech, and during WWII justified the internment of Japanese, German, and Italian citizens. Similar worries about terrorism, drive similar restrictions today.

    All empires must strive for power against enemies both foreign and domestic, and so all emperors, including Joe “Razor Wire” Biden, must call for unity. That they will attempt to use the law to enforce it and once again disregard the Bill of Rights isn’t anything new; it’s not a Revolution. The New Boss is the same as the Old Boss. The People have built their own prison, and will defend their incarceration in it with patriotic fervor.

  170. @Ugetit

    I am grateful to you for the Thucydides citation. Every sentence he wrote is effectively a rebuke to soi-disant historians and journalists of the present day. None of my several copies of the History has been opened, I regret to say, for more than twenty years, and their small print is no longer readable by my weakening eyes.

    As for the concept of the republic, if you have read Democracy in America, you know that while Tocqueville developed a keen affection for Americans, he never ceased to be by turns amused and amazed at their capacity for self-deception with regard to the system of government they lived under. He would surely have smiled wryly at reading John Adams’s quoted remark to Sam.

  171. @saggy

    Edward Solomon has reverse-engineered the entire election steal in, at least, Pennsylvania. His final analysis, proving fraud, has been censored for the very reason that it proved fraud. LOL Here is an earlier version along with a game-theory analysis of the basic strategy:


  172. @JWalters

    The Bill of Rights were an afterthought. Amendments that were added on.

    The BOR does not have any reference to the natural sovereignty of the individual. A natural right that need not be narrowly defined as to which specific rights are allowed.

    The American “Revolution” was a rebranding of British colonies to a new independent entity. A spinning off of a profitable piece of a corporation to become a separate corporation for legal and financial purposes.

    The “Pilgrims on the Mayflower” was a for profit venture, chartered as a corporation in City of London, carrying a grant from the English King to occupied lands in the New World. Nice parting gift from a repressive King. How he must have hated those Puritans.

    The Founding Fathers and Mothers were all related to the English King. A King who was related to the royalty of Europe. All sharing the same genes.

  173. JWalters says:
    @Realist

    Good question. Here’s my take. We need a massive movement of speaking the truth and rely on the 1st Amendment to protect us. We need to avoid incendiary speech, denying the bankers excuses to our suppress speech, focus on facts, and logic-based conclusions. Attempts to suppress such speech will rise to the Supreme Court. A Supreme Court test cannot be hidden, and the Supreme Court could not ban clearly protected factual and rational speech. That is where the censorship dam will crack and break open. Many people in the alternative media, and some in the mainstream media, are ready to rush to flood the public discussion with the facts when that happens. The criminals will be exposed, and new laws will be put in place to protect society from their current scams.

    • Replies: @Realist
  174. @saggy

    Here’s some evidence Trump won: Ohio. Large urban black population. Large population of union (or formerly union) industrial workers. If Biden could win Georgia, he should have routed Trump in Ohio. But Trump won Ohio, easily, on election night.

  175. JWalters says:
    @Majority of One

    I agree that focusing on voting procedures is a key strategy. Canada and Brazil vote with paper ballots, and get them counted overnight. America’s voting system is rife with possibilities for fraud because the true rulers WANT IT THAT WAY. Computerized voting enables the easiest ways to manipulate vote counts in human history.

    We saw Bernie Sanders (populist, critic of Israel and the oligarchy) get derailed by corruption in the Democratic primaries. The DNC forced the Iowa party to use a brand-new, UNTESTED app to count the votes, which had “problems”, causing delays and errors in the vote counting. At a minimum, this mess sabotaged Sanders’ clear media momentum (with the complicity of the mainstream media).

    Our voting process needs to be analyzed with a scientific & engineering mindset, and a SECURE system implemented ASAP.

    • Agree: Peripatetic Itch
  176. JWalters says:
    @moi

    I agree some the Founders were slave owners. At that time many whites believed Africans were sub-human, like cattle. But as more evidence comes, people adapt their beliefs. Washington’s slaves were freed shortly after his death. Jefferson was undergoing a change of view during his later years. Even as a new member of the Virginia legislature he proposed a bill abolishing slavery in Virginia. When it failed overwhelmingly, he realized how deeply slavery was entrenched. He later expressed dismay at the considerable conflict that would likely be needed to end slavery. We have to understand those people in the context of their times. And we can appreciate their foresight in designing a government that could be adapted as our understanding of reality improved. They believed in science and discovery. They were idealistic to a very real extent, and believed they were advancing humanity on its long road of progress.

  177. @Richard B

    If “they” are so incompetent, then why are “they” succeeding? And what good is a Pyrrhic victory to those vanquished?

    • Replies: @Richard B
  178. General Millie Vanillie “We sold some folks out.”

  179. PCR is a great read and a Patriot of the first order. I doubt they’ll allow him to speak or Unz to exist much longer, so in advance of the Silencing, thanks to one and all, especially Ron, PCR, and the comment-authors who confirm to me most days that yes, I’m correct, we are well and truly screwed.

    Powder dry, Fellas.

    • Agree: Poco, Joseph Doaks
  180. @Sparkon

    It serves to mention something, or call attention to something, that you are not allowed to mention.

    Something you could get five years in prison for in some countries. Coming to America shortly.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  181. Realist says:
    @JWalters

    We need a massive movement of speaking the truth and rely on the 1st Amendment to protect us.

    How is that First Amendment working out for you? It’s fun to dream. You totally ignored my comment about the long-gone Bill of Rights.

    • Replies: @JWalters
  182. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    In fact, one would have to go all the way back to at least the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to find the beginnings of the abandonment of the principles expressed in the Bill of Rights. Certainly there’s been a long tradition of disregarding these high-sounding principles whenever it became convenient.

    So true. When Fraudsident Joe Biden calls for unity, he doesn’t mean he intends to reach out and mollify his several opponents. Instead he means that he will force them to accept his legitimacy by hook or by crook.

    • Thanks: Majority of One
  183. Rurik says:
    @Katrinka

    I would have ‘upped the stakes’ a while ago, but there are loved ones who can’t leave and who need me.

    It’s a difficult situation.

    But I would certainly recommend to any white people of good character, to get out while you can.

    It isn’t just going to be the federal government that’s going to treat you like an enemy, but ‘our’ entire culture is going to increasingly begin to transform into a grotesquerie of homomania and Negrophilia (even more so than today) until every image and sound that you hear will be carefully tailored for maximum dissonance to your psyche and spiritual health.

    Soon, every single couple in ads and Talmud Vision and Hollywood will all be mixed race or homosexual. All children will be mixed race, and all white males shown in a sympathetic light, will be homosexual. Just looking at a Talmud Vision screen in a home or office or airport, wherever, is going to cause grinding cacophony in your soul. All carefully crafted specifically to do so. Turn on a radio, and listen to their sewage lambaste your senses.

    White Americans are going to discover the kind of genocidal hatred that the Weimar Germans and then Kulaks and so many others, only discovered when it was too late.

    The Palestinians used to welcome these people into their lands, and treat them like neighbors, only to discover the nature of these people when the Nakba, (catastrophe) was irreversible.

    Well, now white Americans are going to find out what the Palestinians have known for generations now.

    When whitey was a solid majority, they had to accommodate that unfortunate reality in their movies and TV, but no longer. Now their iron grip on power is absolute. Now they all know, Never Again! will a man like Trump (who served them like a proper slave, but drove them to paroxysms of hatred by making whiteys smile and cheer), will ever be elected to president again.

    Now they own the future of America in absolute terms. Now their demographic fait accompli has arrived. I almost wonder if you tweaked the satellites looking down on America with infrared heat sensors, if you wouldn’t see millions of little spontaneous sources of heat all over NYC and Hollywood and Washington DC, and strew all over the coasts, until the analysts finally figure out what is the cause of all those signals

    God speed to you in your new haven. And to any and all who can emigrate now, before white folks, (supremacists / domestic terrorists) – like the whites of Zimbabwe or South Africa- won’t be allowed to leave.

  184. anon61 says:

    Oh, joy… Yet another entirely disengenous article on the Bolshevik Revolution, by yet another controlled-opposition mouthpiece, poisoning the wells of the remnants of that once-promising-but-increasingly-dubious construct known as the “Alternative Media”.

    Not one mention of those who ENTIRELY orchestrated and funded that depraved, genocidal *jewish* coup d-etat against Russia, Good Christ, Solzhenitsyn was right about you creatures… Absolutely allergic to ANYTHING resembling truth.

    However, for anyone actually concerned with “truth in reporting”, the below link should take you to page 531 of a far more accurate, very revealing portion of the appendix of the book “The Plot Against The Church”, published in 1962 by Maurice Pinay. (Incidentally, Maurice Pinay was a pseudonym adopted by a group of very concerned conservative Catholic Cardinals whom authored this incredibly well-researched book.)

    https://archive.org/details/Pinay-ThePlotAgainstTheChurch1962complete/page/n529/mode/2up

    And, as for Mr. “Roberts”, I suspect that perhaps, just as “Leon Trotsky” found it advantageous to conceal his actual *jewish* name, Lev Davidovich Bronstein (as did a great many of his “revolutionary” criminal cohorts), I entirely expect that Mr. “Paul Craig Roberts” is probably also in on the Name-Juggling Game… It’s all the rage in the Tribe after all, and has been for a VERY, VERY long time.

    It’s always the “men behind the curtain”, isn’t it?. But, as many have noticed, that curtain has certainly become quite transparent as of late.

  185. Sparkon says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    I‘m reasonably certain that most readers in the public at large would have no idea what the triple parentheses are supposed to mean, as this unsightly usage amounts to a kind of cult jargon comprehensible only to those who frequent certain corners of the Internet, and who have been inculcated in a very negative and pessimistic mode of thinking, which includes a lot of gloom and doom, predictions of collapses and catastrophe, even “climate damn emergencies.”

    Is there some kind of Style Guide for Crackpots where instructions for misuse of triple parentheses are spelled out? Who gave the marching orders to employ this awkward and ugly convention? Since its usage seems to be increasing here at UR, I suspect some influential but poorly educated writer must have popularized the triple parentheses thingy, and all his (or her) followers have jumped on the bandwagon to parrot their poohbah’s peculiar parenthetical proclivities.

    There is a better way.

    For the purpose of providing additional or supplemental information, we have at our disposal both the asterisk* symbol and the footnote¹, neither of which are eyesores like the gimmicky triple parentheses are.

    Asterisks are used to refer to (usually single) footnotes. Occasionally, asterisks are used in place of a few or all the letters in a naughty word, or at the beginning of a construction to mark it as ungrammatical.

    When there is more than one footnote, superscript text is used to enumerate references to the source document, or to provide additional, supplemental information, which usually appears at the bottom of the page, or the end of the chapter.

    Footnotes help the writer maintain momentum in his narrative without getting sidetracked with too many potentially confusing digressions.

    Finally, I’ve been reading for about 70 years, and I think the only place I’ve ever encountered this triple parentheses convention is at Unz Review, other than the hug² function in chat rooms that I mentioned above.

    * Asterisk means “little star.” See also: disaster.

    ¹ Subscripts and superscripts are available to the resourceful.

    ² Chat room “hugs” looked like this: (((((((((Paul!))))))))). Pretty soon, it was all hugs, no chat, but plenty of eyestrain. No wonder chat rooms died out.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Itch
  186. Richard B says:
    @AnnonnGuest

    If “they” are so incompetent, then why are “they” succeeding? And what good is a Pyrrhic victory to those vanquished?

    “…succeeding”?

    A Pyrrhic victory isn’t a success. And I never said it does any good to the vanquished.

  187. Richard B says:
    @Garliv

    I believe Establishment’s Swamp dwellers have ganged up to cause Trump all types of troubles.

    Of course. But that process was already well underway before he even became President.

    It wouldn’t matter whether he pardons Julian Assange or not.

    Of course it would matter. That’s why he didn’t do it.

    He is to be an example to all upstarts who think they can be independent to pursue their agendas.

    The upstarts themselves are already being made examples of. What do you think the display of force at the Inauguration was about?

    Not to mention Biden scapegoating, not just Trump supporters, but anyone who might criticize their agenda, by actually declaring war on them because they’re examples of White Supremacy.

  188. @annamaria

    Thank you, not my invention but by all means spread the word until it enters the dictionary!

    Fraudsident

  189. @Sparkon

    Chat room “hugs” looked like this: (((((((((Paul!)))))))))

    Curious: You took 400 words to reply to my 35-word, one-point comment and got so carried away that you forgot, I think, to reply to that one point.

    The triple parentheses has nothing to do with hugs or predictions of collapses and catastrophe. Language is communication. It changes with the times and varies with the circumstances. When you live in repressive places like Soviet East Germany, perhaps, you use a style that hints at forbidden things, using code words you wouldn’t use in 19th Century America, say.

    “To learn who rules over you simply look to those you cannot criticize.”
    –Voltaire

    But perhaps you count yourself among the rulers so you don’t have to worry about repression.

    I’ve been reading for about 70 years

    That seems to make me a bit older than you. I used E.B. White as my style bible for more than a decade. So I know all about footnotes and asterisks. Footnotes and asterisks have nothing to do with the triple parentheses.

    its usage seems to be increasing here at UR

    Enough said. You’re outvoted.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  190. bayviking says:

    PCR is incorrect. Diehard Republicans constitute 25% of registered voters, diehard Democrats about 30% with 41% claiming to be Independent and the remaining small minority parties. Democrats and Republicans try to identify issues important to the independent voters, who are need to reach a majority or electoral college victory. The battle for electoral integrity began in 2000 when Kathleen Harris and Jeb Bush began rigging the Florida election for Jeb’s brother George. At the same time new “proprietary software” based voting machines came on the market which proved to be inauditable and easily hacked. These features were probably designed into the machines deliberately by companies with a long history of unhackable equipment, the only kind a Bank would ever purchase. Other older equipment was difficult for the elderly to operate.

    These machines were very controversial and have been slowly replaced, especially in swing States. Republicans were accused of cheating in elections in 2004 in Ohio and other States. The US system has never been so weak that large scale cheating would be easy. But, the electoral college system and modern computers opened the door for Karl Rove to reverse outcomes changing just a few votes in a few districts. These changes are difficult to see in an electorate that is closely divided.

    The Republican practice of voter caging and purging voters based on inadequate or incorrect information has continued to this day, where they have complete control of 24 States compared to the Democrats who control 17 States.

    Democrats were able to overcome Republican vote rigging in 2008 because Obama offered change. Trump also offered change and became a viable candidate because Obama never delivered necessary change. The change that is necessary is for a Government which responds to the needs of the 99%, workers in the real economy who perform real work for low wages. Our Government only responds to the needs of the 1%, who regularly write their own legislation. Trump never really drained the swamp or achieved change beneficial to the 99% either.

    The 2020 election was more secure than the 2016 election, whose integrity Trump never questioned. That has been the trend since 2000, election equipment has been getting better. In fact results from machine counts in swing States were manually counted without any change in the outcome, which verified the integrity of the 2020 election.

    • Replies: @davidgmillsatty
  191. @Sparkon

    You know why the “echo” exists, and it’s not to be trendy.

    The ADL hate site hates it for a reason:

    ADL to Add (((Echo))) Symbol,
    Used by Anti-Semites on Twitter,
    to Online Hate Symbols Database —
    Joins Swastika, Wolfsangel, and Blood Drop Cross
    “:

    — (https://www.adl.org/news/press-releases/adl-to-add-echo-symbol-used-by-anti-semites-on-twitter-to-online-hate-symbols)

    Uppity goyim must be silenced everywhere!

  192. @Timothy Madden

    What you describe what is essentially malum prohibitum, which deals with conduct that is unlawful only by virtue of statute; there are still plenty of laws that deal with conduct that society as a whole believes to be evil in and of itself, so-called malum in se

    • Replies: @Timothy Madden
  193. Sparkon says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    Curious: You took 400 words to reply to my 35-word, one-point comment

    So what? Others will profit by what I wrote, even if you won’t.

    and got so carried away that you forgot, I think, to reply to that one point

    Nonsense. My reply was concealed in my first sentence, and I repeat, most normal people have no idea what the triple parentheses is supposed to mean, so it’s a kind of secret code word for your club.

    Enough said. You’re outvoted.

    And apparently your’re innumerate. You rushed to count my words, but neglected to tally comments with the triple parentheses. Out of 200+ comments here, the triple parentheses appears in 13 comments, and 8 of those are discussion about the usage, so only five.

    People vote not only with their feet, but also with their keyboards, so it’s about 40 to 1 abstaining from the ugly typographic convention, as all good writers will.

  194. @Sparkon

    I appreciate standard English myself as you can easily verify.

    But we’ll have to agree to disagree about the “echo” (triple parentheses).

    They serve a useful purpose by allowing us to refer to those who must not be named without having to use more elaborate ways of accomplishing the same task.

    Many of us feel they also add some levity to an otherwise grim subject. Curious neutral visitors will figure them out in time, and likely be amused. I was.

    • Agree: Pierre de Craon
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  195. saggy says:
    @annamaria

    Do you really believe that the Dems are independent of the banking cabal?

    How could you make such an inference from my post? Do you think the R’s are independent of the banking cabal? What is the relevance here?

    I probably won’t be able to post again today so let me respond to peripathetic itch

    Edward Solomon has reverse-engineered the entire election steal in, at least, Pennsylvania. His final analysis, proving fraud, has been censored for the very reason that it proved fraud. LOL Here is an earlier version along with a game-theory analysis of the basic strategy:

    Do you really believe such idiocy that you don’t even understand?

    • Replies: @annamaria
  196. @Sparkon

    And apparently your’re innumerate. You rushed to count my words, but neglected to tally comments with the triple parentheses. Out of 200+ comments here, the triple parentheses appears in 13 comments, and 8 of those are discussion about the usage, so only five.

    I didn’t need to count your words. UR does it for us. But since you want to make this an issue, I checked out your so-called facts. In the eight comments about the usage, there are five commenters expressing agreement with the usage and only one against, that one being you.

    Only five of 200+ comments in this thread use it? So what? You’re cherry picking. It’s probably not much different than the proportion of comments I use it in. And I find it useful.

    And apparently your’re innumerate.

    At least I can spell.

    most normal people have no idea what the triple parentheses is supposed to mean

    As Pat Kittle has pointed out, in a comment you have yet to respond to (#200), The ADL knows exactly what it means, enough to classify it as an anti-semitic hate symbol. I’m guessing that is also the real reason you are objecting to it.

    So perhaps we need to refer to you as @(((Sparkon)))?

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  197. JWalters says:
    @Ray Caruso

    It seems to me your analysis is leaving out a very important factor. The failure of the Constitution lies in its not having adequate safeguards to prevent a takeover of the government by a corrupt financial elite. For example,
    “War Profiteers and Israel’s Bank”
    https://warprofiteerstory.blogspot.com/p/war-profiteers-and-israels-bank.html

    Additional safeguards need to be put in place. If a criminal breaks into your house, you do not destroy the house. You beef up the security.

    Jefferson said the common man is best able to decide how to safeguard his liberty. You propose throwing out democracy. It’s telling that you suggest no alternative. History shows you will get Big Brother. This seems to me either a very half-baked analysis, or a Trojan horse?

  198. JWalters says:
    @Realist

    You said the Bill of Rights is dead, but you didn’t make any case. I don’t think it’s dead yet. Even Obama accepted the 2nd Amendment gave citizens the right to own guns, for example. I agree the 1st Amendment is under assault, notably by the Israelis, who are working to make criticism of Israel’s actions illegal. But there’s a lot of resistance to that, including some strong voices in the Jewish community. It looks to me like this whole movement for more censorship is being driven behind the scenes by the Israelis. They control the establishment wings of both parties, which are working hard to crush the populist (people’s) wings of both parties. In my view we need to stop attacking the “Dems” or “Repubs”, “Liberals” or “Conservatives”, and focus on the common enemy, the Zionist stealth puppetmasters. When their corruption is taken down, we can have some common sense, engineering discussions about our remaining problems, looking for practical, win-win solutions.

    • Replies: @Realist
  199. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    > “In fact, I doubt the people, being the lying, hypocritical scum that they are, have ever paid more than lip service to the Bill of Rights, and their cultural representatives, the elites, are only acting on this popular contempt.”

    Why did such a bill ever pass then? Was it a minority of weird cultural mutants that imposed it on the people? Are you denying that the ideals of the Enlightenment were ever in vogue? I’m a simple man – I see that America is the only nation which emphasises freedom to this perverted extent, and the only source of homosexualism on the planet, and connect the two. You are incorrect, Robert Morgan. The modern witch hunting is but an extension of that freedom-infatuation – as any body-snatched normie will tell you, “hate speech is no free speech”. And he will be right. Freedom is only reached via Christ Jesus, the gay god of the Galileans.

    Did the Americans try to exterminate the Japanese race when they burned hundreds of thousands alive? No. It only appeared so to impressionable Christian individuals. But the truth is that the successful message of love ought to be coated in iron.

    > “But it must be noted that these limits are most often enforced not by the government, but by the people themselves against each other.”

    Soloviev’s Russians such as Kurginian cannot imagine such a thing, and thus dive into conspiracy theories. For them, it is inconceivable for there to be no dictator pulling the strings – if it is no President or the media, he must be the shadowy “deep state” in control. Here, I fully agree with you – faceless culture rules people, Jesus-derived universal love is the god of the Americans (atheists especially).

  200. @Dr. Robert Morgan

    Excellent

    When I go into political discussion in my country (for whatever it is worth), I call myself a heretic. Our word for it is only associated with non-conformism to christian dogmas.

    It is quite entertaining to watch the socialists getting trapped within the same confinement as the Inquisition, a power structure they love to point to as ‘pure evil’. They are psychotic enough, on the one hand, to never be able to find any substantial difference with themselves and the cunning priests of the millennias of the past, and on the other still claim they are completely different.
    Nevertheless, you can tell the truth annoys them. Deeply.

  201. @RichardTaylor

    “The role of Samizdat needs to be understood. Never underestimate the power of anonymous people who get on a consistent message that resonates with the population.”

    Absolutely. And that’s why they keep trying to destroy our internet freedoms.

  202. @Jimmy le Blanc

    Be of good cheer! We were never going to vote, supreme c**t or “Q” our way out of this, whether or not we had Trump for 8.

    The Enemy is terrified of our power.

    Remember in 2002, two despicable mohammedan orcs with rifles, driving around in a granny car, threw the entire DC Beltway into a panic.

    Secession is the way forward. Three Red states with nukes would be all we need. We didn’t leave the Union, we ARE the Union!

    • Replies: @annamaria
  203. Sparkon says:
    @Peripatetic Itch

    Only five of 200+ comments in this thread use it? So what? You’re cherry picking. It’s probably not much different than the proportion of comments I use it in. And I find it useful.

    Cherry picking? It was you who made the nonsensical claim I was outvoted, when clearly, the vast majority of comments here, there, and everywhere do not include your beloved but ugly triple parentheses, the vast majority of commenters here did not and do not use it, and virtually all good writers will always refrain from using any non-standard English, especially that unsightly mess with the triple parentheses that has a special meaning to your club of fanatics.

    It’s an ugly eyesore, that”s what, and I will continue skipping over comments where it appears in the same way I skip comments or quit reading when assaulted with too many misspellings, grammatical errors, logical fallacies, all caps, multiple exclamation points, and such, that make reading unpleasant and difficult.

    I pointed out that in my 70+ years of reading, I’ve encountered this ugly typographic convention only recently and only at Unz Review, and your only response to my point is to insist, rather childishly, that you’re older than I.

    So what?

    And you think the ADL are “normal people”?

    But yeah, go ahead and feast on my typo. It’s all you’ve got.

  204. annamaria says:
    @saggy

    How to spot a ‘chosen’ – easy. The writing style betrays: “such idiocy that you don’t even understand.”

  205. annamaria says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    Hold your horses.

    The ZUSA is back to business: https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2021/01/were-back-baby-bombn-biden-says-come-on-man-were-off-to-war-by-fred.html#more

    A large U.S. military convoy was seen entering northeastern Syria on Thursday… According to a field report from northeastern Syria on Thursday, the U.S. military convoy entered the Al-Hasakah Governorate from neighboring Iraq…

    The entire DC Beltway has been in service to zionists (financial Squid) and mega war profiteers (including the treasonous brass) for quite a time and they are not going to give up on their bonuses.

    American boys and girls are marching to the Middle East to risk their lives and spend a fortune (extracted from the US citizenry) for what? To make Samantha Powers (and her Jewish husband) happy? Until their kids and grandkids go to do ‘humanitarian interventions’ (mass slaughter) and other “democracies on the march” in person, the entire DC Beltway and the City/Wall Street bosses care not about anyone’s opinions.

    Bush and McCain girls and Cheney’s grandkids must be in the vanguard of all and any military actions in the Middle East, of course. The hysterical and senile ZUSA (see Pelosi, Clintons, Schumer, Schiff, Yellin, and the likes) want a nuclear conflict to start ASAP. They are vicious parasites.

  206. Realist says:
    @JWalters

    You said the Bill of Rights is dead, but you didn’t make any case.

    WTF…look around reality makes the case.

    I don’t think it’s dead yet.

    You should have stopped at I don’t think

  207. Sparkon says:
    @Pat Kittle

    They serve a useful purpose by allowing us to refer to those who must not be named without having to use more elaborate ways of accomplishing the same task.

    Pat, your comment is a good example of what I call “special pleading,” which is a kind of rationalization for any non-standard behavior. A famous example is The Magic Bullet.

    Special pleading is easily recognized by its characteristic claims of an exception to normal circumstances, an exemption from the normal rules, or justification to part with the established order of things, because reasons.

    Special pleading is strewn throughout the Big Questions of our era with The Hohocaust, Israel, JFK, RFK, 9/11, and Man-made Global Warming being prominent examples.

    Special pleading is one of the hallmarks of fallacious, invalid, and false arguments.

    Anyway, English – elaborate or not – already provides us with all the words we need to express ourselves clearly and concisely without the need to resort to gimmicky and unsightly conventions like the triple parentheses, which has special meaning only to a very small claque of commenters at UR, and is unsightly to boot.

    Virtually anywhere else in any professional setting, all non-standard English and goofy typography ends up in the editor’s wastebasket when it violates his style guide, and you may never get another chance to submit an article for publication to his office, or, if you do, it will just go straight into File 13.

    But I really would like to know where this grotesque practice originated, and who set the ball in motion with it? Let me guess it was some influential blogger, entirely unknown to me, but that guy who can lead you astray, and also sets a bad example, the kind of uneducated person who writes “optics” instead of “appearances,” and “decimate” instead of “destroy.”

    Of course, it’s a free country here in the USA, and you’re free to do what you will within the law, but don’t think you can impose your beliefs or rationalizations on others.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
    , @Pat Kittle
  208. @The Alarmist

    I agree with that absolutely, but the system has been relentlessly chipping away at it. The following is a synopsis of how that distinction (malum in se versus malum prohibitum) has been overcome by the entrenched-money-power in Canada, and which has now contaminated the entire global pretended-financial system (including and especially the system in the US):

    Why are you poor?

    For the majority in Canada the answer is because in 1990 the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously ratified the decision of a group of ex-bank-lawyers calling themselves the Ontario Court of Appeal that criminal-law violations and racketeering offences committed by financial corporations are not illegal, because:

    1. The criminal law only provides that offenders will be severely punished but does not otherwise directly state: Don’t do it;

    2. Financial corporations are not among the class of persons to whom the criminal law was intended to apply; and

    3. The financial corporation had been counselled and assisted (aided and abetted) by “two leading Toronto law firms” / members of the BAR.

    But the decision wasn’t just clinically insane by existing medical and psychiatric standards – it was also what the lawyers call precedent. Virtually all commercial crime sections of the Criminal Code are of the same form – none of them directly state – Don’t do it.

    Thirty years later, a typical mortgage in Canada today has between 14 and 24 prima facie domestic criminal law and international-treaty-law racketeering violations / offences.

    That is why, as just a relatively minor example, your nominal mortgage is in the form of a wager or game-of-chance. Virtually every mainstream mortgage out there includes a provision to the effect:

    8.11 The Borrower agrees that neither the execution nor registration of this mortgage …will oblige the Lender to advance any…money hereunder but the advance of money from time to time will be in the sole discretion of the Lender. [This provision allows the bank to charge off the lead-underwriter’s [pretended-borrower’s] assets as an entry-fee for a wager to account for the bank’s otherwise unearned (unaccounted-for) gain (i.e., so that it does not have to pay-back the secured credit that it receives from the note-issuer / pretended-borrower / creditor-in-fact). It also rolls-over the bank’s unearned gain directly into its asset-base without ever showing up as taxable-income.].

    In plain English, and reduced to its essential and material elements, a typical nominal mortgage transaction is:

    “First, legally and unconditionally convey to us all of the assets (everything real or financial and specific to this nominal transaction), and then maybe we will agree that we owe you something in return, and maybe we won’t.”

    The scope and scale of criminal and international racketeering law violations is simply mind-boggling, and all hiding-in-plain-sight. It is not about whether you subsequently win the wager or game-of-chance – it is about the bank doubling its accounting (capital) gains and exponentially-leveraged-real-profits by putting the alleged transaction into the form of a wager.

    From there on it’s all about leverage leverage leverage.

    That is why the owners of the private banking system own virtually everything, even though they do not produce anything tangible.

    The former bank-lawyers, who are directly appointed as judges by the former bank-lawyer or bank-director normally occupying the prime minister’s office at any given time, are masters at pretending that they don’t understand why these practices are illegal and criminal even as the nation itself is systematically harvested in violation of literally dozens of laws against precisely those practices.

    As an ultimate failsafe they add general disclaimers to their securities that the parties agree to disregard the criminal law, and all other laws:

    NOTWITHSTANDING the provisions of any Statute [any lawful Act of Parliament including the criminal law] relating to the rate of interest payable by debtors this contract [and security] shall remain in full force and effect whatever the rate of interest received or demanded by [the Bank – (SUN LIFE FINANCIAL in this particular case)].

    Seventy-five years ago, at the end of WW II, we in Canada were fewer than twelve million people in possession of about one-tenth of the world’s broadly-defined diverse natural resources. Today we have an embarrassing level of widespread poverty, while a relative handful of elites and elite families own virtually everything.

    They will tell you that I don’t know what I am talking about because I am not a lawyer. They will tell you that I am not capable of understanding their process of reasoning, which so proudly stands on its own:

    “[T]here is no doubt that the corporate plaintiff [directly funded / reinsured by the CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce)] committed an offence under s. 347(1)(a) by entering into an agreement or arrangement to receive interest at a criminal rate” [also via front-loading ($45,000 kick-back converted-in-advance) contrary to s. 347(1)(b), (and also forgery / falsified-securities and money-laundering) to conceal it] [and] “The parties…acted on the advice of their solicitors” [described elsewhere by the trial judge as “two leading Toronto law firms”]

    and / but

    “…[The criminal law [Section [347(1)(a)], … provides only for punishment of persons agreeing to receive interest at criminal rates but does not prohibit agreements providing for such rates….”

    The purpose of [the criminal law [s. 347(1)(a)]] is to punish everyone who enters into an agreement or arrangement to receive interest at a criminal rate. It does not expressly prohibit such behaviour, nor does it declare such an agreement or arrangement to be void. The penalty is severe, and designed to deter persons from making such agreements. … It is designed to protect borrowers … It is not designed to prevent persons from entering into lending transactions per se…. Therefore the agreement [which the Court / judges have found and acknowledged to be contrary and offensive to the criminal law, and which criminal law is a designated racketeering offence] is not fundamentally illegal.” (Thomson, (William E.) Associates Inc. v. Carpenter [1989] 34 O.A.C. 365).

    Lawyers are trained in the art of deceiving humans by stringing together statements that are not categorically false.

    Eventually they lose not just the ability to perceive reality, but even the ability to understand that there is such a thing as reality.

    And that is also why they want you to wear a mask – it reduces your oxygen levels to the point where Criminal and racketeering – but not fundamentally illegal – makes perfect sense.

    [For those who are wondering, a near as I can determine, the private financial system in Canada has used this manufactured-loophole, just since 1990, to illegally obtain some $10 trillion of assets, or about $1 million per Canadian household.]
    ____

    You are correct to make the critical distinction between acts that are inherently evil and wrongful, versus those that are merely illegal by statute – but during my lifetime at least, the system has been relentlessly undermining and obfuscating that distinction to get us all to the point where the one-and-only crime becomes that of disobedience to de facto authority and its policies – regardless of whether those policies are legal, lawful or otherwise. Is that clear?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  209. @Timothy Madden

    I take your point, but the broader society does not yet perceive the otherwise self-evident evil. China might have widespread corruption, but they know it is salutary to occassionally take an egregiously corrupt banker or politico out and shoot him.

    Just wait ‘til they bring back vagrancy laws and debtors’ prisons. Along with UBI, I fully expect our lords and masters will start force-marching the masses of useless eaters, who themselves think they will play video games and update their FB, etc. feeds in perpetuity, into the fields, mines, and garbage dumps (recycling) to earn their keep.

  210. Adûnâi: “Why did such a bill ever pass then? Was it a minority of weird cultural mutants that imposed it on the people? Are you denying that the ideals of the Enlightenment were ever in vogue?”

    I’ve already said why: because the people are lying, hypocritical scum. But instead, maybe I should borrow a term from MacDonald and call them “flexible strategizers”. That would be less inflammatory, even though it seems to me a bit obtuse and less accurate.

    Also, it’s important to note that those ideals were tailored to a technologically primitive age. What I’m saying is that they were never taken entirely seriously, not even lasting a decade until they began to be infringed in 1798, and as the technological situation has “progressed”, were more and more cast aside through the years. Today we have arrived at tyranny. But the people are still pretending that these ideals mean something; that the Bill of Rights is still in force. Fantasy! The collective organism will do whatever it thinks it has to do to survive, whether or not it’s in accord with the Bill of Rights. It always has, and always will.

    • Replies: @Adûnâi
  211. @Sparkon

    I share your revulsion with examples you cite — “‘optics’ instead of ‘appearances,’ and ‘decimate’ instead of ‘destroy.’”

    Anyway, this is a blog, not a book. Editorial standards are not as demanding.

    As I said, we agree to disagree about the use of the (((echo))) on a blog.

    I am curious about your response or non-response to the following question:

    Do you think Israel is primarily responsible for 9-11?

  212. @The Alarmist

    Thank you!

    By way of a bit of additional context to the ‘victory’ of the cunning catastrophic sophistry that you have so well illustrated, a book was published in 1994: ABOVE THE LAW. Author is Paul Palango.

    The book is largely based on Palango’s interviews of, and material received from, Rod Stamler, who went on to become assistant commissioner in the RCMP, and boss of its Economic Crime Directorate.

    Stamler provided Palango with his old court briefs and other documents, and sat for some 60 hours of interviews.

    What Stamler revealed included the decline over the decades of the RCMP’s independence, and the Canadian courts becoming “crassly politicized”.

    Palango summarizes the situation in Canada by 1989 thus: “…the rule of law had been deftly usurped by the rule of politics….”

    Stamler is quoted as saying “[Canada’s] system of justice [is] designed at its heart to protect the political and economic elite from police investigations and prosecutions.”

    Elsewhere Stamler makes the profound point – these are my own words paraphrasing his thoughts -that good policing and good journalism are in effect a kind of dynamic duo, or an in effect partnership, wherein both doing their job well is essential to a good society. But should one or the other falter – either the journalist as broad ranging investigator truth teller who cannot prosecute, or the police as more focused investigator truth teller who can bring charges – then society is in trouble. The two need each other, and society needs both in tandem.

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
  213. @Sparkon

    In your “70+ years of reading” you claim to have only seen the (((Echo))) here at the Unz Review. Despite your vast reading experience, it appears elsewhere.

    You also claim to be offended by the use of the term “9-11” — tell us, what terminology do you recommend for these terms?

    And whatever you would have us call “9-11,” the far more important matter is this:

    Do you think Israel is primarily responsible for it?

    Surprise us with a direct answer to this question.

  214. @Sparkon

    the vast majority of commenters here did not and do not use it

    Your very expansive claim is based on the fact that, apart from this discussion, the triple parentheses was used in only five out of 200+ comments in this thread. It did not occur to you, it seems, that even people who use it only use it occasionally to make a particular point that does not come up in every comment. So for instance, I made two comments in this thread not in reply to you and used it in neither of them. Similarly @Sick of Orcs made six comments in this thread, using it in but one, while @Fools Game made six also, using it in but two.

    You have not even tried to show that any of your “vast majority” of the other commenters do not use it in general as opposed to just not having occasion to use it in this thread. I charitably flagged that as “cherry picking”, but instead of accepting that you doubled down on your deceptive and disingenuous claim. Many would call that lying.

    By the way you still, as of this point in the thread, not garnered a single “agree”. The score is still five to one against you. You are still outvoted.

    And you think the ADL are “normal people”?

    Nope. Just our controllers. Still suspect (((you))) include (((yourself))) among (((them))). You haven’t denied it.

    I will continue skipping over comments where it appears

    Oh. Please do. I’ve used it five times just so (((you))) won’t miss it like (((you))) did last time.

    • LOL: Pat Kittle
  215. Bert says:
    @Tom

    Real art demands attention, really looking, and really thinking about it. That’s not feasible in doctors’ waiting rooms or in office building lobbies. Those venues need blotches of color to distract. That’s only function of stuff produced by the Rothkos and Pollocks.

  216. Sparkon says:

    Despite your vast reading experience, it appears elsewhere.

    Again the familiar argument by assertion with no supporting citation.

    As I’ve already noted, I first saw use of multiple parentheses in chat rooms back in the mid-1990s, where they were sandwiched around a user’s name or handle to give virtual hugs to a new arrival, or so they said, which to me was an entirely gay and/or girly thing, in addition to being trendy and an eyesore, so of course I never did it.

    But first impressions are lasting impression, and that’s what those multiple parentheses mean to me to this day — hugs — and all your special pleading about triple parentheses carrying special meanings for a few fringe commenters can’t and won’t change that.

    And I still would like to know where this unsightly practice originated. I’d bet a cup of coffee that the triple parentheses oozed from the pen or the malfunctioning keyboard of some relatively obscure right-wing blogger within the last few years, but prove me wrong.

    You also claim to be offended by the use of the term “9-11” — tell us, what terminology do you recommend for these terms?

    I’ve never claimed to be offended by the use of the term “9-11,” so you’re imagining things or making them up. Both the slash, or virgule, and the dash are used as date separators, but “9/11” is the common American shorthand for referring to the events of September 11, 2001.

    Just for the record, I sometimes refer to 9/11 as Black Tuesday, but I prefer and try to spell out the entire date at least once in any longer post about September 11, 2001.

    Do you think Israel is primarily responsible for it?

    Surprise us with a direct answer to this question.

    Who is this “us”? Are you sitting in a room with others?

    I do not know if Israel was “primarily responsible” for 9/11, or not, but I doubt it.

    The Rockefeller brothers and the NY-NJ Port Authority were the responsible parties for building the entirely unneeded WTC, which may be why 9/11 Commissioner Bob Kerrey called 9/11 “a 30-year-old conspiracy.”

    Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Myers, Rice, Giuliani et al are Americans. The phony videos were broadcast on American TV. The mayor of NYC led the destruction of evidence. The Port Authority of NY forced the BPAT to sign non-disclosure agreements, and did not release blueprints of the destroyed Twin Towers until much of the evidence had been carted off to landfills or sent to China.

    Rudy Giuliani was knighted by the Queen of England, not the Premier of Israel.

    Now a question for you: What do you think happened to all that gold — supposedly $20 billion in gold bars — Ferdinand Marcos’s will declared was buried beneath the WTC for the benefit of the Filipino people?

    ..brought by the undersigned to the United States of America worth $ 20, 000, 000, 000 or 10, 000 metric tons of gold bars that preserved beneath the World Trade Center in New York City, USA
    that directly intended for the welfare and benefit of the People of the Philippine Islands.

    Link with document below [MORE] tag:

    [MORE]

  217. Adûnâi says: • Website
    @Dr. Robert Morgan

    > “I’ve already said why: because the people are lying, hypocritical scum.”

    Still, you aren’t saying why such lies are desirable in the first place. I’d suggest it’s due to Christian programming which neglects the duty of the citizen to the state in favour of the god. Human rights are a Christian fantasy, and the masses had been imbibing it for centuries, especially in the Protestant nations. What is the most common critique of the DPR of Korea? Idolatry, that the Koreans worship a man instead of the ideal of universal love!

    That modern state abolishes fake freedoms in the pursuit of increasing supposed happiness is merely a reflection of the absurdity of Christianity. A strong state is anti-Christian! But of course, Christians are no strangers to using materialist tools to further their power, forever compromising for their survival. What matters, however, is that the culture remains sufficiently Christian to kill the European race.

  218. @Sparkon

    Hey, (((Sparky))),

    (((You))) get all bent out of shape over trivia, yet (((you))) evade when asked:

    ————————————-
    Whatever (((you))) would have us call (((“9-11”))) the far more important matter is this:

    Do (((you))) think Israel is primarily responsible for it?

    Surprise us with a direct answer to this question.
    ————————————–

    (((You))) don’t need to bother, (((your predictable avoidance))) tells us all we need to know.

    BTW, kiss the wall for me next time (((you))) go there to dry-hump it.

    Toodles!
    🙂

  219. Adûnâi: “Still, you aren’t saying why such lies are desirable in the first place. ”

    Desirable or not, certain lies appear to be necessary. For example, there’s the lie that humans are special creatures uniquely endowed with a soul, and also different from animals in that they have “free will”. These ideas seem to be necessary, or at least, can be explained, by factors of human psychology. And indeed, without such lies, and unless people found them utterly convincing, how could society continue to function? Without such things, there could be no concept of personal responsibility for one’s actions. Without such ideas, people would cease even to exist to themselves as objects of contemplation. Thus, they are lies that run so deep that they seem to be embedded in our very genetics; they’re in the structure of human consciousness itself. This may seem incredible, but remember, Darwinism would posit only that to succeed, an idea (and the organism that generated it) must be successful, not that it be true. People, even whole societies, can believe utter bullshit and still succeed relatively better than others whose beliefs are closer to objective truth. Belief in “human rights” as embodied in the Bill of Rights is just an elaboration of these fundamental lies, as filtered through the philosophy of Christian theologian John Locke. When we add yet another lie, the Christian lie of the so-called “brotherhood of man”, then we have the beginnings of the world’s most successful empire.

  220. @bayviking

    It definitely was not more secure than in 2016. Millions and millions of write-in ballots were permitted in 2020 due to Covid and in every swing state, either members of the executive branch or of the judicial branch modified the directives of the state legislatures. These modifications violated Article 2 Section 1 Clause 2 of, and the 12th amendment of, the US Constitution. It was well understood by the Carter/Baker commission that write-in ballots were the most prone to fraud and to election process negligence or misconduct.

  221. @The Alarmist

    I agree with your conclusions concerning what lies ahead (e.g., vagrancy and debtors’ prisons) but it is critical to understand that the vast majority of the people who administer these systems are not corrupt – they actually believe their own stories. Every one of the 1,200 or so judges in the Canadian system at the time (1990) believed the appellate-court-judges’ reasoning because it was the answer that they needed. I have been studying the phenomenon for about 30 years because it is the true existential-danger to humanity.

    1. Humans are highly cogno-linguistic. We perceive reality largely by the language that we use to describe it. Most everyone believes and presumes that you have to be able to think something before you can say it. The more dominant reality is that, above a certain base level of perception and communication, you have to have the words and language by which to say something before you can think it. Whosoever controls language – controls the mind.

    2. The world is ever-increasingly controlled and administered by people who genuinely believe whatever is necessary for the answer they need. Administrative agents of the entrenched-money-power have solved the criminal-law enigma of mens rea or guilty mind by evolving or devolving (take your pick) into professional-schizophrenics who genuinely believe whatever they need to believe for the answer they need, and who communicate among themselves subconsciously by how they name things, and by how things are named for them. They suffer a cogno-linguistically-induced diminished capacity that renders them incapable of perceiving reality beyond labels.

    3. Their core business model or modus operandi is the systematized delusion:

    “A “systematized delusion” is one based on a false premise, pursued by a logical process of reasoning to an insane conclusion ; there being one central delusion, around which other aberrations of the mind converge.” Taylor v. McClintock, 112 S.W. 405, 412, 87 Ark. 243. (West’s Judicial Words and Phrases (1914)).

    The 1989 decision of the Canadian judges / Courts in Thomson Associates Inc. v. Carpenter was and remains a systematized delusion. Their (necessarily implied) false premise is that Parliament and the criminal law did not intend to prohibit the named offence by making it severely punishable.

    The whole world is governed by professional schizophrenics oscillating among multiple systematized delusions to arrive at the answer they need at any given time or set of circumstances.

    The larger result is a superstructure that robs everyone blind while genuinely expecting a thank-you for doing it so efficiently.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  222. @Timothy Madden

    I know people say the Milgram Studies were discredited … I don’t agree, as they were replicable across a number of cultures. What makes it possible for the psycho-elite to believe what they are inflicting on the masses are the underlings willing to follow their orders unquestioningly.

    Fortunately, not all underlings are going along with the game as forcefully as their lords and masters desire:

    Top Moncton Mountie questioned on force’s approach to anti-mask protests

    The top RCMP officer in the Moncton region was again questioned about why the force isn’t ticketing anti-mask demonstrators apparently defying provincial emergency measures meant to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    Irwin Lampert, a retired provincial court judge who sits on the Codiac Regional Policing Authority board, questioned the RCMP’s approach to anti-mask rallies that have occurred in Moncton as recently as Sunday.

    Codiac Regional RCMP Supt. Tom Critchlow, the commanding officer of the detachment policing Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview, said officers observed the protest and have tried to educate protestors.

    “It’s a measured approach, trying to look at the bigger picture, ensuring that everybody’s safety is first and foremost,” Critchlow told the board that oversees Codiac RCMP.

    He said ticketing isn’t always the best method.

    “I’m not saying that we won’t. It’s done on a case-by-case situation.”

    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/moncton-police-rcmp-covid-mask-protests-1.5874276 as of 26 Jan 2021

    • Agree: Timothy Madden
  223. John Hagan says: • Website
    @awry

    I have over 23 thousand views. Some topics not so popular. I am aware youtube do not particularly like some videos yet as satire they are confused.

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