Friday, November 29, 2019

They Never Stop

There was yet another apparent Islamic terror attack in London on the iconic London Bridge today. According to the news that is slowly leaking out, it is shockingly an already convicted Muslim terrorist. From the Daily Mail:

London Bridge attacker was an Islamic extremist released from jail a year ago and 'still wearing an ELECTRONIC TAG': Killer broke free from a nearby prison rehabilitation event to go on the rampage that left two dead - before police shot him dead

Genius, take a convicted terrorist on a little outing in the hopes that will make him stop wanting to kill actual English people. How did that work out? Two dead is how it worked out, fortunately some English men charged the attacker in spite of him wearing a fake suicide vest and wrestled him to the ground until the cops showed up and shot the guy.

A few hours later we are getting reports of a similar attack in the Netherlands.

Three injured in Netherlands stabbing, police say

Detail are still being slowly released on that one, but the timing and the method all suggest another Islamist attack.

These are real attacks by real Islamic terrorists on real people. Meanwhile....

Frank Figliuzzi, full name Cesare Frank Figliuzzi, Jr.,  has over 200,000 followers on Twitter and works for NBC. He also apparently was a former deputy director of the FBI, appointed by none other than Robert Mueller. What he is saying here sounds soothing to the ears of people mildly troubled that their orgy of consumerism has been interrupted on Black Friday but the message is far more ominous.

He isn't talking about monitoring the radicalization of Islamist terrorists online, he is talking about using these attacks as a pretext to monitor and suppress "hate speech". Look at how he couches his statement:

We must address radicalization whether race based or religion based, it’s all hate based.

What does race based "radicalization" have to do with this, other than this likely being a non-Western Muslim attacking white European out of racial and religious hatred?

Absolutely nothing. 

We know for example that these "radicalized" Americans on the issue of race are, generally speaking, not attacking anyone and that when it comes to interracial violence, whites are overwhelmingly the victims of black crime rather than vice versa. If we trying to racially "radicalize" people online into committing violence, we are doing a pretty poor job of it. That doesn't stop the media and the globalist statists from pushing this phantom menace of "white supremacy" and nascent re-emergence of a short-lived 20th century political movement, namely "fascism", to scare people into abandoning their rights for the false promise of "security". CNN was in full panic mode over this scary report out of Italy:

Police raids in Italy uncover weapons, propaganda and suspects who wanted to create an 'openly pro-Nazi' party 

Weapons and propaganda?! Oh my! Here are the weapons that are apparently part of this "arsenal":

They look to me like pellet guns or air rifles, maybe .22 caliber rifles? Not exactly the sort of stuff that will allow 19 Italians to invade France. Although come to think of it, 3 pellet guns may be more than enough to conquer and occupy France...

Why would CNN have a story about this minor little raid on some irrelevant alleged wannabe Nazis when CNN itself admits no one was actually in police custody? This paragraph in the story gives us a little clue:

Authorities had been monitoring "extreme right-wing local militants" during a two-year investigation led by the Anti-Mafia and Antiterrorism District of the Prosecutors Office of Caltanissetta and identified a "vast and jagged galaxy of subjects" who shared the same "ideological fanatism," police said.

Two years "monitoring" less than two dozen people, including a 50 year old woman, and all they come up with are some books, flags and air rifles? Who cares about these people in Italy "guilty" of having some books? The answer to that is simple:

You are.

You are supposed to see this and have reinforced in your mind that there is a vast global conspiracy trying to resurrect "Nazism" and "fascism" and "white supremacy". We are breathlessly told that this is a real, legitimate threat. It really isn't. However it does serve a useful purpose as an excuse to clamp down on free speech and assembly. The state of Virginia is cracking down on people engaged in scary looking training. Slowly, day by day, we are being squeezed and the 1st Amendment is being gutted, which is not coincidentally why the 2nd Amendment is under endless assault. What keeps the government from completely shutting down websites and political speech is fear that moving too fast will wake up too many people, people who have access to a lot of guns.

These people never take a day off, every waking moment is dedicated to crushing you and replacing you with more compliant worker-consumer serfs. If your dedication doesn't match theirs, your fate will come at the last stop on the train to the gulag.

There is no second place in this struggle. Losing means complete destruction.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am pretty sad today due to the events of this week but ever thankful nevertheless for my wife and children and that I am in a position to help a family in need during a time of crisis.

I had a more politically pointed examination of the assault on Thanksgiving as the quintessential white, Western, culturally Christian holiday and the effort to transform it into a mere placeholder for Black Friday but I am just not feeling it.

Back to my regularly scheduled programming soon.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Just That Fast

Sunday morning I was taking pictures of the lovely snowfall we had.

Sunday afternoon the weather had warmed up and it was turning into a nice day.

Sunday evening I was in a living nightmare, sitting in the emergency room waiting area with a bunch of Amish as a family we are very close to was fighting for their lives. The mother of six kids succumbed to her injuries after they were rear-ended by a pick-up truck.

The rest of the week has been a constant state of running Amish back and forth to the hospital. I brought the dad and two little ones home last night.One little boy is still in the hospital with a broken jaw and the family is trying to deal with two young kids with broken bones while preparing to bury their mother on Saturday morning.

I've had better weeks.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Global Warming

More proof that it is totally real!

The Maumee River in Indiana this morning.

Yes, I get it that "weather is not climate" and that is why we talk about "climate change" instead of "global warming" because no matter what happens the climate is always changing. Simply put, these "climate change activists" have no idea what is happening or what, if anything, can or even should be done about it. They can't even predict the weather in the same day with any accuracy.

Also, many people think the Midwest is boring and ugly. I get that too, if you are just driving down the expressway the Midwest looks like endless cornfields interspersed with highway exits full of fast food joints. But if you get off the expressway and start to explore, the Midwest has a beauty and charm that we just love. Mountains and forests are great too but for us the simple beauty of a snowy morning in Indiana tops them all.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Gun Violence

We endlessly hear about the scourge of "gun violence" in America. Whenever there is a shooting in the typical settings with the usual suspects committing the act and the usual victims getting killed, all the talk is about doing something about the senseless "gun violence" problem in America. Now, in the rare cases when the shooter is a white guy, we don't hear about "gun violence", we hear about "white supremacist terrorism". Even normally one-trick-pony Andrew "Free Money" Yang decided to engage in some obligatory white-hating in the last debate and tweeted this out.

Yes Andrew, even though by any measure you are in essentially no danger from "white supremacist terrorism", by all means push to designate "white supremacist terrorism" as a legitimate concern as a way to weaponize the Federal government to further suppress legitimate white speech. By the way, if you are talking about being dissident right and supporting this guy so you can get free money to live in your mom's basement, smoke weed and tweet edgy memes, please stop pretending you care about our people.

The lastest story I saw about gun violence had to do with the murder of a young, 10 year old black boy, Micah "Dew" Tennant. Micah was caught in the cross-fire of a shooting at a high school football game in the ironically named Pleasantville, New Jersey. The story is full of the usual stuff, talking about a GoFundMe page and of course the obligatory statement from public officials:

Lamont O. Repollet, the state's education commissioner, said the slaying "demonstrates the need for us as school leaders, and as a state, to take action against the gun violence that is plaguing our communities."

Senseless gun violence plaguing our communities.

To the self-appointed elites in America, gun violence is some sort of supernatural, malevolent force that causes people to die of gunshot wounds with no explanation other than "guns bad". "Gun violence" swoops around America like the angel of death in the story of the Exodus, smiting aspiring doctors and engineers with lethal gunshot wounds before disappearing without a trace, only to strike again somewhere else.

As no one can pin down what exactly is happening here, the obvious only solution is to ban guns lest they become self-aware and start committing "gun violence". But a careful reader of this story, or even a pretty casual and barely literate reader, might notice that there seems to be something familiar here.

The accused shooter is one Alvin Wyatt. While all of the Alvin's I know are Amish, Mr. Wyatt is clearly not.

Alvin Wyatt was apparently coming to this game specifically to seek out one Ibn Abdullah. I don't know anyone named "Ibn" nor with the last name "Abdullah" but I am pretty sure I can guess his race (hint: not white). Ibn knew Alvin and fingered him as the shooter, and the story also tells us that the shooting is believed to have stemmed from a prior dispute in Atlantic City. As the story goes, Mr. Wyatt heard that Mr. Abdullah was at this high school football game, and as any rational person does with that information, he headed to a crowded public venue with lots of children and teens present, with a gun, apparently intending to kill Mr. Abdullah.

The plot thickens. From the above linked story:

Weapons charges also have been filed against four men who fled the game and who are believed to be connected to the shooting, the prosecutor's office said.

One of those men — Shadid Dixon, 27, of Atlantic City — told investigators he alerted Wyatt to Abdullah's presence at the game during a Facetime chat, according to a probable cause statement for Dixon's arrest.

Another of the four men, 28-year-old Tyrell Dorn of Atlantic City, told investigators he threw a gun from the car during a police pursuit from Absecon into Atlantic City.

Abdullah, the shooting victim, also was charged with a weapons offense after police found a gun in his waistband, according to a probable cause statement for his arrest.

It said Abdullah was not allowed to possess a weapon due to a prior conviction for aggravated assault.

So let's break it on down here. Two black men, Mr. Abdullah and Mr. Wyatt, get into some kind of beef in Atlantic City. Later, and I am not sure how much later, Shadid Dixon, safely assuming he is black, found out that Mr. Abdullah was at the football game. He then used the Facetime app to tell Mr. Wyatt of Mr. Abdullah's presence at a football game (as a side-note, I doubt anyone will try to ban Facetime over this but if they had used Gab?). Mr. Wyatt rounds up four of his homies, at least two of which and almost certainly all four of which are black, to go this game in pursuit of Mr. Abdullah. All five are apparently carrying weapons. Mr. Wyatt shoots Mr. Abdullah and because it is crowded and he is a terrible shot, he does manage to wound Mr. Abdullah but he also hits a 15 year by-stander and kills a 10-year old boy. Mr. Abdullah, one of the "victims" and also the intended target was taken to the hospital but, oops, he also was carrying a gun to a football game that he was legally prohibited from having due to a prior felony conviction and gets arrested right after getting shot. I am baffled how someone legally prohibited from owning a gun ended up having one anyway, what a conundrum! Mr. Wyatt, being some sort of criminal genius, immediately ditched the gun he just shot three people with, covered with his fingerprints, rightly assuming that the last place the cops would look for evidence would be at the scene of a shooting.

The situation here is not of a mystical force called "gun violence", it is just garden variety black on black violence that so often stems from a minor dispute that escalates into gunfire and involves by-standers getting shot. The "gun violence" problem in America is mostly a "minority violence" problem, concentrated disproportionately in the black and mestizo community, often involving gangs and just as often involving illegal handguns.

No one will say this because on the "conservative" side, most of the prominent voices are terrified of being called "racist", and on the "liberal" side, pointing out that gun violence is mostly a black thing doesn't help create the resentment towards whites Democrats need to get minority votes.

So instead of asking the hard questions, we will just keep pretending in a non-corporeal malevolent angel of death called "gun violence" that snatches away lives with no discernible pattern. That doesn't solve any problems but it makes people feel better and avoid the truth.

Suspended Again

Twitter suspended me again and this time I have no idea what I did to cause the suspension. Trying to get back online but Twitter is wising up and making it pretty difficult. I anticipate this being the pattern between now and election day 2020.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Great Die Off

From 1946 to 1964, the United States experienced a massive increase in birth rate. During this 18 year time period, 76,000,000 children were born in America. This massive imflux of new children created a generation with the much maligned name The Baby Boomers.

The Boomers came into the world in an America at the apex of her global domination. Emerging victorious from the Second World War, the U.S. was virtually untouched by the ravages of war. The rest of the world was not so fortunate in 1946.

In Japan, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the most well known examples of the devastation, victims of the world's first and last nuclear bombings but much of Japan was bombed into rubble or burned by firebombs.

Hiroshima, Japan post-atomic bomb
Europe didn't fare any better. Both England and Germany suffered greatly from the bombing campaigns and as the U.S. entered the war, the bombing of Germany grew worse, culminating in the most infamous example of the destruction of cities like Dresden and Cologne. The advancing Soviets exacted vengeance on the German people cutting a swath of destruction and mass rapes in their path toward Berlin.

Dresden, Germany after bombing campaign, Feb 1945
The Soviet Union was devastated as well. Over 20 million Soviet citizens perished and many cities were destroyed. Even worse, the Soviet regime was firmly in control of the entire Soviet Union as tens of millions of Russians, Ukrainians and Eastern Europeans would spend the next half century behind the Iron Curtain.

The Battle of Stalingrad
China was in the midst of a civil war as Chiang Kai-shek and the Communist forces of Mao Zedong fought for control of China, a war won by the Communists and starting the chain of events that would lead to the greatest mass murder in human history by the Communist government of China.

But in America in 1946?

Americans were celebrating victory in Europe and Japan by shopping for new cars and having a ton of sex.
As World War II faded into the background, the 1950s rolled around and in America it was new appliances and new cars. While much maligned now, the 1950s were probably the best decade in modern American history, the days of Leave It To Beaver and Father Knows Best. The entertainment was mostly wholesome, families stayed together and we had it all.

The Boomers inherited a country that was unchallenged in prosperity. That was probably their biggest obstacle. They were coddled and marketed to and flattered from birth. They didn't protest the Vietnam War because they were opposed to it on principle, they opposed Vietnam because they were soft and cowardly.

By 1964 the last Boomers were born and the first Boomers were becoming adults. America was already a mess. We were hopelessly entangled in Vietnam. America's cities were burning in a series of race riots. President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated the year before in 1963. Within a few years, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. would be assassinated and then President Kennedy's brother Robert. In 1973 Roe v Wade created a "right" to abortion out of thin air and with the advent of legalized abortion and birth control, the sexual revolution took off and degeneracy started to crawl out of the shadows. The Civil Rights Act and the "War on Poverty" would destroy the already fragile black family. Unbeknownst to most, while the country was still overwhelmingly white, the 1965 immigration "reform" act would set the wheels in motion for where we are today, a rapidly dividing nation turning into warring tribes along racial lines.

As we careen like a toddler down a staircase toward 2020, the Boomers are an often vilified demographic. The big knock I have against them is that they squandered the world they inherited. When Boomers were coming of age, America was landing men on the moon. As they enter senior citizenship, Americans are pretending that men who wear panties are not insane and are in fact really women. In their never ending quest for amusement, distraction and entertainment, they surrendered our civilization in return for false security. They don't seem to care what happens to their posterity as long as no one interrupts their comfort.

Let me interrupt a moment to point out that, yes I understand that not all Boomers are like this, but we are speaking of the averages and looking at them as a whole. See NAXALT.

As momentous and significant as the Baby Boom generation coming onto the scene was, we are poised now to see the opposite and it will be just as paradigm shattering. The oldest Boomers are now running into the end of the actuarial table and they rest will be soon.

The advent of the Baby Boomers corresponded with American ascendancy and the exiting of the Boomers will be in tandem with the final death throes of the American experiment. Whatever the new North America looks like, it will bear very little resemblance to the America at the pinnacle of her power and glory when the Baby Boom began. We have never had the massive influx of babies that we saw in the Baby Boom, 76 million of them!, but we also have never had a massive wave of deaths we are about to experience.

Much of the nation's wealth is concentrated in the portfolios of the Baby Boomers and as they die off, there is going to be a massive transference of wealth. You can be sure that the folks in the halls of power in D.C. are greedily licking their chops, trying to come up with ways to extract as much of that wealth as they can.

The Census Bureau has some pertinent information in this graph.

No real surprise here. In the 18 years of the Baby Boom from 1946 to 1964, the United States was overwhelmingly white, at least 85%.

Of course it would follow that the children born to those parents would likewise be mostly white. By 2030, according to these estimates, the remaining Boomers will be almost 72% white but the nation as a whole will be only barely majority white, 55%. It is quite likely that is far too generous but regardless of the exact percentage, a large chunk of America's heritage white population will be found in the generation cohort that will be rapidly dying off. In other words, as the Baby Boomer death rates start to accelerate, so too will the demographic shifting of the United States. With white birth rates below replacement in every state and with mass immigration continuing unabated, no thanks to "America First" Donald Trump, the demographic shift from a white super-majority to a majority-minority nation is going to happen swiftly.

The U.S. is on the verge of a mass extinction event but it won't be blamed on an asteroid hitting the earth. The generation that came in with a bang is going to go out with a whimper and for all of their flaws, when the Baby Boomers die out, America will die with them.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Reds Are Marching On Indianapolis

No, not those kind of Reds. Although now that you mention it......

There is no group of workers in the country that are whinier and more entitled than public school teachers. I say that as the brother of a public school teacher and the product of the public school system. When school teachers aren't seducing their students, they are complaining about being the only workers in the whole world that sometimes work outside of normal hours or purchase supplies for work. No one tell the carpenters or plumbers or farmers or.....

Of course there is also the issue of teachers getting paid for only working around 2/3 of the year. Here in Indiana, the average school teacher makes a little over $50,000 per year. That is lower than some of the surrounding states but Indiana also has one of the lowest costs of living in America. So you live in a lower cost state, you get paid less. I worked for a global financial services firm back in the day and they had different pay rates for living in Kentucky versus living in New York City cuz, duh, it costs more to live in NYC. Getting the whole summer off is a huge perk, plus various teacher "workdays" throughout the year, holiday breaks, snow days when other people have to drive in treacherous weather to work, on and on. When a teacher makes $50,000 for working 2/3 of the year, it is the equivalent of getting paid $75,000 for someone who actually works 12 months out of the year and gets a measly two weeks of vacation. So STFU.

None of that stops school teachers from endlessly kvetching about how unfair their lot in life is, even though they all chose to be teachers knowing it allegedly doesn't pay that well, which isn't true, and despite education majors having some of the very lowest SAT scores of undergraduates by major. In other words, our best and brightest aren't becoming teachers.

So here in the Hoosier state, thousands of teachers are just deciding to not show up to work tomorrow and instead are going to Indianapolis to bitch en masse about how unfair it is that they don't make more money even though they get the entire summer off plus about another month of various holidays during the year. They are calling the event Red for Ed Action Day, no doubt mostly oblivious of the symbolism, and it means that half of all public school kids in Indiana are going to be home tomorrow, leaving a lot of parents to figure out something to do with their children, and almost certainly causing a huge hassle in downtown Indianapolis. So what exactly is it that they want? From the Indianapolis Star, Thousands expected for Red for Ed Action Day at the Statehouse. Here’s why they're marching..

ISTA has said it has three main goals for the action.

1. It wants an investment from the state in teacher pay.
2.  It wants lawmakers to make good on a promise to hold schools and teachers harmless from state test scores, which dropped sharply when the state introduced the new ILEARN test in the spring.
3. It wants a new professional development requirement repealed.

An investment from the state means more tax dollars from Hoosier tax-payers to increase the pay of school teachers that are already providing mediocre results in spite of endless increases in funding. This is one of the best charts on the topic, it is from 2013 but the trend has only been upward and is provided by the Cato Institute before they completely sold out on open borders.

Since I was born, public schools have exploded in staff numbers and total spending, from an average of $57,000 to educate one pupil to an inflation adjusted $164,000 in 2013. For triple the cost, we are not getting triple the results. Scores have stayed mostly flat or declined. A big part of the problem is that school systems now have so many additional employees. When I was in high school from 1987-1990, the vast majority of the staff were actual teachers. We had a couple of principals, a couple of counselors, a school nurse (I think) and some secretarial and janitorial staff. Now school systems have hordes of bureaucrats that never teach a single day of the year but pull in huge salaries. Kids that are misfits are not disciplined, they are given special individual education plans and counseling. This leeches funding away from the average students and does little other than ensure cushy jobs for career education bureaucrats.

We already spend too much on public schools for what we get in return.

The second point is that teachers are freaking out because the state is expecting teachers and schools to do their jobs and educate the students they are given. The only way you can measure this is by standardized testing and since we aren't allowed to point out that some school districts have demographics that make it impossible for their students to keep up, we are left with using test scores. Teachers don't like being graded, which is pretty ironic. Sure you can't teach an idiot or a student who refuses to learn, but when it comes to the average student, they are falling behind and I have yet to see a proposal for how even more money poured into the bottomless maw of the public school system would change that.

The third point is to get rid of professional development standards. So teachers want more money, but don't want to put in more days of school. They don't want to be graded to see how they are performing. They don't want requirements to (theoretically) improve their skills. But they want more money anyway, because it is "for the children"?

None of this is "for the children", it is all designed to keep increasing teacher pay without any accountability, endlessly creating new "education" positions that don't interact with students and ensuring that teachers can settle into their jobs with job security unmatched anywhere outside of the Federal bureaucracy. The teacher's unions don't give a crap about educational performance, they are just in the business of keeping teachers employed so the union dues keep flowing, dues which are then used for political purposes that also have nothing to do with education and are at odds with the belief systems of most American parents.

The Red for Ed Action Day is just political theater designed to wring more tax dollars out of the state that will turn into union dues for the teacher's unions to then use to agitate for more tax dollars that turn into union dues. The whole thing is a giant scam and as Indiana's school children get left home tomorrow, the teacher's and their unions are going to benefit and the kids and the tax payers are going to suffer.

With all of the accumulated knowledge of mankind literally available to anyone while they sit on the toilet, we are facing graduating classes of public school children year after year that are dumber and less prepared for adulthood. You can thank the education establishment for that.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Mass Shooting Alert: Fresno

A "mass shooting" was reported overnight in Fresno, California. The early reports are that at least 10 people were shot and 4 have died so far. From ABC 30, KFSN, in Fresno:

10 shot, 4 dead, as gunman opens fire on family watching football in east central Fresno, suspect still at large

At least ten people have been shot, and four are dead after Fresno Police say a suspect opened fire as a family gathered at an east-central Fresno home Sunday night.

Officers responded to a home on Lamona Avenue near Ceasar Avenue, located about three blocks south of the Fresno Yosemite International Airport just before 8 pm on Sunday.

Fresno Police say around 45 people were at the home to watch a football game on television.

The suspect came into the backyard and opened fire on the ten people that were in the yard. The other 35 people inside the home were not injured.

Here is the key sentence I always look for:

Police have also not yet released a description of the suspect, or possible motivation.

No description, no motive often (although not always) is code for gang related shooting. The number of people shot (10) suggests a handgun and the number dead indicates someone who is a poor shot. The numbers keep adding up.

I don't know Fresno very well, I don't think I was ever there on business, but the city is apparently close to 50% mestizo with a large (over 12%) Asian population and less than 1/3 white.

I'll monitor this story and see what happens but I am guessing it is headed for the memory hole as a mass shooting probably carried out by the wrong sort of mass shooter in heavily gun controlled California.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

There Are Only Two Ways Forward. Which Will You Choose?

Just last night, top heavy dimwit Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was in attendance at an exhibition of degeneracy put on by a trannie who calls himself Sasha Velour.

AOC is gawping at the camera like a buffoon while some guy who is dressed as a woman/demon poses next to her. In saner times, if a trannie like that touched a woman, men in the vicinity would have forcefully removed him. Today we are required to applaud this spectacle.

What you see in this tweet is what you are getting today. As Infowars put it, this is the Left. This is what they are now. All of those old moderate white liberals and black activists who think the Left is about income inequality and worker's rights, wake up. If you side with the Democrats, you are siding with this freakshow. There is no place for a liberal who wonders if guys who wear panties and dresses might be off their rockers. The Left doesn't care about working class people unless that working class person is a minority voter or an illegal alien or some sort of degenerate. If you are a white working class American, the Democrats will grudgingly take your votes but they really would prefer it if you would transition your children, turn them over to degenerates to pervert and die in as carbon-friendly manner as possible. There is no other Democratic party now. There is only homosexuals, drag queens and who knows what next. Any sort of deviant behavior will be embraced as long as it undermines the central foundations of Western civilization.

What is the alternative? Not the NormieCon Republican party. Modern "conservatism" hasn't found any issue or principle it will stand firm on other than unwavering support for Israel. Anything else, even stuff that Republicans railed against five years ago, is now negotiable. Exhibit A, "conservative" Charlie Kirk (pre-groyper) awkwardly standing next to a transvestite ("Lady Maga", this degenerate even had a sash made for his grotesque outfit) that is apparently what it now means to be a "conservative".

Charlie looks like a first time prisoner meeting his new cell mate and thinking about what is going to go down once the guards aren't looking. How are we making America great again by welcoming the most mentally ill deviants into our ranks? If we can't even conserve what marriage means and what it means to be a man and a woman, what are we conserving other than Israel's security? In other words, conservatism isn't going to conserve anything. Their only role at this stage is to lose gracefully while strutting about like peacocks and yelling about their principles and Ronald Reagan. Mainstream conservatism is embracing the same degeneracy that the Left embraces, they are just about five years behind.


Wait a second....

....hang on...

...laughing so hard I can't breathe....

....whew. OK, I am better now. The Libertine Party is now the party of butt-sex, tranny story hour at the library, smoking pot and open borders.

That leaves the dissident right.

Sure the DR is full of groypers and neckbears and incels but at least we refuse to surrender on the important issues. By 2030 this two-party nation will have a left of center Republican party holding a few unimportant seats in Congress and a far left Democrat party that will steamroll everything we cherish.

At some point, a caliphate run by radical Islamists will seem like a reasonable alternative. I have long said that is their strategy, why else would Linda Sarsour be marching with radical feminists that would be stoned to death if Linda's co-religionists were in control? Their plan must be a form of Islamist accelerationism, pushing the culture into such degeneracy that desperate Americans embrace sharia just to get the Sasha Velour types back into the shadows where they belong. Sure, I want trannies on the outer fringes of our society where decent people aren't exposed to them, Islamists want to throw them off buildings but you know what they say about omelettes and eggs. These degenerates are in for a rude awakening when white, nominally Christian people are replaced by Muslims. More on this in a later post.

The dissident right is an amorphous movement that embraces a lot of people who don't agree on everything but what we all agree on is that human nature is immutable and playing the politics as normal game is a suicide pact. There are only two paths forward:

Embracing demonic drag queens right now (D) or demonic drag queens in a few years (R)

- or -

Calling these freaks degenerates and refusing to play.

A lot of us are on the fence right now but the time is growing short to choose a side.

Choose wisely.


The Zman was at the Mencken Club meeting last weekend and has lots of interesting things to say (see Day One and Day Two). The most interesting thing I read was from Day One and dealt with the NAXALT problem. I'll let him explain:

NAXALT stands for “Not All (X) Are Like That” with X being some natural demographic grouping of people. It is the mistaken belief that because you can find one exception to the rule, that the general rule is invalid. For example, not all immigrants vote Democrat, so the observation that immigrants overwhelmingly support Democrats is somehow not true, despite the data. This is, of course, most commonly found when talking about the complexion of crime statistics. Ben Carson is more powerful that Table 43.

One suggestion I made was to explain the NAXALT fallacy in a different context that does not have the same emotional baggage. Instead of taking the issue head on, approach it from the direction of other non-political stuff. Re-condition their minds to accepting that exceptions don’t change the general rule. More important, we tend to live by the general rule. Once your normie friend is used to accepting the general rule in all other issues, they will be more prepared to accept it in our issues…

That is an excellent observation and so very true. I just ran into this over the last day. When I point out to people, in this case more libertarians, that immigrants consistently vote 2-1 for Democrats and therefore mass immigration makes socialism more likely and libertarianism even more impossible, they always trot out the "well I know X-number of first generation immigrants and they are super conservative". One major problem is that conservatives and libertarians equate being entrepreneurial with being conservative. Sahib from India running the gas station or Wong from China running a laundry are already used to massive government so nothing we are going to do here will bother them. Maybe heritage American small business owners are more conservative because they are used to smaller government but newer immigrants aren't, and again voting patterns and party identification proves this. Blacks voted overwhelmingly for Obama whether they were religious or wealthy or small business owners. They will vote for whoever the Democrat is in 2020 in spite of Trump pandering to them non-stop because for non-white groups tribal identity trumps economics or even social issues.

No one is saying that there are no black conservatives or libertarians or that no mestizos vote Republican. Simply that taken as a whole there are very, very few conservative minority voters. In a nation of over 330 million people, presenting your immigrant neighbor who owns a small business as proof that the overwhelming evidence is inaccurate is just dumb.

You can always find exceptions. The vast majority of Amish are hard working and honest but I personally know a few that are completely dishonest and lazy. Because I know a couple of lazy Amish, it doesn't follow that therefore all Amish are lazy. The exception is not the rule, that is why it is called the exception in the first place.

Don't let people derail you with "I know a guy..." arguments. Stick to the facts and the facts are pretty clear on the big issues of the day.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Religious Wars Will Cripple The Right

By it's very nature, the Dissident Right is a hard beast to pin down and quantify. How many people share the basic tenets of the DR? How many share most of them? How many do share them but never say so publicly (hint, certainly a huge number)? How many people are somewhere on the spectrum where they are starting to give serious credence to the tenets of the DR?

No one really knows. There isn't a dissident right political party, there are no dissident right candidates for national office so we can estimate our numbers by vote totals or by registered voters. We can look at things like how many followers some people have on social media but that is pretty inexact. Someone like Ramzpaul for example, he has around 58,000 followers on Twitter and almost 73,000 subscribers with over one million views on Youtube. American Renaissance claims over 117,000 subscribers on Youtube but has been banned from Twitter. I have no idea how many unique visitors per month Vdare and American Renaissance get, the Zman said a few years ago that he was getting around a million per year with 45,000 regular unique visitors. I am sure that is much higher now. Vox Day claims to get even more than that but I don't really trust anything he says.

But what about someone like Ann Coulter? She is on the right side of the immigration issue and she has over 2.2 million Twitter followers. Paul Joseph Watson over one million. Mark Dice has half a million, Stefan Molyneux almost that many. Ann, Paul, Mark and Stefan wouldn't call themselves dissident right but they often say things that are often outside of the acceptable Overton window for "conservatism". Add in some of the other fringe characters like Sargon and Milo, neither of whom I care for, and you are getting a big audience who at the very least are open to some of the ideas of the dissident right, ideas that get you shunned in the Republican party (see: Steve King) and cause fits of apoplexy from dimwit mouthpieces like Charlie Kirk and pseudo-intellectuals like Ben Shapiro.

Then of course you have President Trump, who received over 60 million votes back when he was Candidate Trump and talking about building a wall and putting America first.

There are also lots of people who agree in principle with most of the dissident right, even if they have never heard the term dissident right and never read the websites or watch the videos or listen to the podcasts from the dissident right. Millions upon millions of Americans voted for Trump in 2016 because they realized that failure to get control of our southern border means a radical reshaping of the United States to the detriment of all of us. While almost no one was saying it out loud, tens of millions of people instinctively understood that replacing a super-majority European descent people with a collection of large blocks of minorities was going to lead to a completely different, and worse, nation.

So there are a ton of people who are on the right, whether that is the Dissident Right or more Tea Party focused types, the Gun-Right which is very large, the religious Right, the immigration patriot Right, what have you. In spite of huge numbers and a significant number of politically astute, engaged and active people, the Right seems to always be on the ropes. Why is that?

It is partly because so many of us have been conditioned over the years to see any hint of "racism" or "sexism" or "Islamophobia" as the worst sin imaginable. "Conservatives", especially in leadership and prominent positions, are constantly policing the ranks for any hint of naughty speech and will toss a wrong-thinker overboard at the drop of a hat. Most conservatives are in terror of being thought to be "racist" so they steer clear of anyone that might taint them by association. You can't blame them entirely, being in the wrong company can get you fired from your job and that is the second worst thing that could happen to a conservative. Maintaining their financial stability is more important than the fate of the nation.

Another part of the issue is that while the Left is inexorably moving toward state centralization and it doesn't matter what area they are moving the needle on at any given moment, the Right is defending a myriad of different fronts simultaneously. If the Germans knew exactly which beaches the Allied forces were going to land on and the exact day well in advance, D-Day might have ended quite differently. Instead they were forced to defend a huge area. We are doing the same thing. We protect gun rights and the Left goes after the traditional family. We turn our attention to that and they are pushing "climate change". We pivot to that and they move on to a higher minimum wage. The Right is constantly chasing after the latest assault and by the time we muster ourselves, they move on to something else.

The bigger issue right now is that the Right is so terribly splintered. We have a lot of very smart people on our side of the divide, people who read and think a lot, but that also means we have a lot of people convinced that their pet philosophy is the only way forward and anyone that doesn't subscribe to it is cast into outer darkness. What is worse, a lot of people go out of their way to antagonize people who are on the same page with 95% of stuff and that leads to endless and fruitless arguments. This is a great example:

E. Michael Jones is kind of a fringe figure on the Right. He says some smart stuff but then he says dumb stuff like this. He got a ton of pushback on it, including from me, that called B.S. on that idea. My point is what it always is. Africa is like Africa because it is full of Africans. Europe is like Europe because it is full of Europeans. Move all of the people of European descent into Africa and all of the people of African descent into Europe and within a generation Europe would be a wasteland of rotting cities and mass graves and Africa would be the technological and economic powerhouse of the world.

His argument is easy to refute but it opened a lot of old wounds and that doesn't help anyone. I don't care all that much if someone is Christian or Catholic or Mormon or a druid or an agnostic or wears Thor's Hammer on their neck. Are they with me in preserving my civilization and culture and defending my people? If yes, then they are on my side.

Too many people on the Right insist that you not only support your people but that you also convert to their faith. That is counter-productive. The Right is not an explicitly Christian movement and just being honest there are a ton of far-left, anti-white, self-loathing leftists who call themselves Christians. Then again there are a lot of really smart, really energetic people on the Right who are also devout Christians. Many mormons are great people, right-wing as the day is long but there are also lots of Mitt Romney's and Harry Reid's.

The Left seems to understand this a little better. Yes, they have battles on their side but they are more focused than we are because they have identified their enemy: white people. They understand on some primitive level is that there will be time to fight their big battles out once they vanquish white people. Of course they all assume that their pet philosophy will win but they are still focused on a common enemy.

Who is the focal point of the Right? Well "liberals" but that term has lost any real meaning, and now is just an amorphous concept of the boogeyman that is responsible for Bad Things and that can be defeated by electing enough Republicans. So who is our enemy? Mestizos? Blacks? Jews? Feminists? Homos? Trannies? Muslims? Asians? Socialists? Communists? White urban liberals? Collaborators in the Republican Party like Mitt Romney and Charlie Kirk?

We don't have a focus and worse, we don't have a singular unifying principle that unites us. We all sort of know what it is, preserving Western/European/white civilization and people, but most of us can't even bring ourselves to say that. I wish all the best for Africans in Africa and Asians in Asia and mestizos in Central America. I don't wish them ill at all but my concern is my people. That is true for most of us.

What this all really comes down to is this: we don't need narcissists and egomaniacs and asshats causing needless division in the Right. What is more, I generally assume at least half of the people who are always causing trouble are probably being directed to do so and being compensated for it. It is pretty easy to create a bogus account on social media, throw a groyper avatar on the account and start causing trouble.

People's faith is a deeply personal matter. Poking at the faith of other people on the Right, whether stupid Deus Volt memes from TradCaths or calling Jesus a semitic zombie, just simply doesn't do anything to advance the causes we are all supposedly concerned with. I spare no effort in pointing out the violence of Islam but Islam is a violent anti-Western, anti-white religion that has been warring against white people since it was spawned in some cave in the desert. It is incompatible with any sort of right-wing, European based political philosophy and system. But for the rest of us there needs to be room for people on the Right from all sorts of faith traditions. Whether you read the Bible or Julius Evola or whatever, I don't care. Just don't use your faith as a wedge to destroy our already fragile movement because if the Left wins all of us, Catholic and Christian and pagan and agnostic, lose.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

How Do People Still Not Get This?

One of the greatest challenges we face, and one of the most frustrating hurdles to getting people to wake up, is that most white Americans live in a fantasy world. By "fantasy world", I mean they think they are living in a different country than they really do. Mostly this means they are dwelling in an idealized past, one that mostly never was real but that they desperately want to get back to. Boomers and Gen Xers grew up in a different America and think that if we try really, really hard and think really positive thoughts we can go back there. We cannot. At least we cannot without going through the crucible of fire and blood.

People my age and a little older still think we live in a world where Schoolhouse Rock was a documentary series for kids, rather than wanton propaganda.

Many still have this sort of nostalgic view of immigrants and think that a migrant from Somalia or El Salvador is the same as migrants from Poland or Italy. Even when virtually all migrants were from Europe, we were never a "melting pot". It took most of the 20th century for the U.S. to get to a place where ethnic suspicion and sometimes hostility between European ethnic groups faded.

The people coming to the U.S. now are coming from socialist nations, assuming they have any sort of functioning government at all. They see America as a place where they can get free stuff and not get murdered in the streets by drug gangs. They aren't coming here drawn by the promise of individual liberty and freedom, America to them is a giant piggy bank. They are going to shake all of the money they can get out of her and when they can't shake anymore out they will break the piggie bank to see what is left. They don't give a crap about freedom of speech. They don't have any connection to our culture and history, the opposite is true as they have been taught that the people who created this great nation that they sought to move to were racists and genocidal xenophobes who should have their history erased and be replaced by a new and improved America.

I ran into this again in the comments of a article on the Mises Institute (a libertarian outfit) titled: 4 Reasons Why Socialism Is Becoming More Popular. I pointed out that the article completely missed the main issue and the reason socialism is growing more popular is that we are replacing our people who value things like individual liberty and freedom with people who come from socialist countries and kinda like socialism. As the country changes demographically, we will continue to move away from what we assume were the founding principles of America, liberty and opportunity and freedom, and toward a more centralized and intrusive state. This garnered a few responses, ranging from the "immigrants are natural conservatives" to "nuh uh!". As I pointed out, the statistical evidence is pretty clear.

- Most new immigrants since 1965 and increasingly in the last few decades are non-European.

- Non-European, in other words non-white, people in the U.S. vote overwhelmingly for Democrats.

- Immigrants that have been polled consistently identify with Democrats.

This chart is pretty typical:

It comes from this piece at the Center For Immigration Studies, Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012. The non-white vote is at least 2-1 in favor of Democrats and that is true whether you are looking at Muslims or Jews, blacks or Asians or mestizos. In other words:

There are not significant numbers of "natural conservatives" in any significant non-white demographic.

The exception might be Cubans but they are losing out to other Hispanics in terms of sheer numbers, even in Florida.

This means that for every 3 million new immigrants, Democrats pick up an additional net one million rock-solid voters. Why do you think Democrat politicians and liberal pundits are so desperate to keep the border wide open and yammer about "diversity is our greatest strength" while personally doing all they can to be insulated from non-whites? Because they know the path to a permanent liberal majority is centered on mass migration.

The Washington Post wrote about this in a recent story: Two versions of Texas collide over gun measures and mass shootings

The two versions are pretty clearly white, native Texans and new, non-white immigrants. From the article:

Now, Republicans who control the state are under pressure to implement gun-control measures that they’ve long spurned, ones conservatives in other states embraced following mass shootings. Continuing to ignore those calls could mean losing political power as rapid growth and accelerated diversity are defining a new Texas. Acceding to them, however, means angering what’s left of the old Texas, and the powerful gun supporters it has long accommodated.

The key passage is highlighted in red. A "new Texas" that is not Texas in any recognizable sense.

The article goes on to quote "Texans" with names like Namrata Chand and Dhruv Patel. Pretty clearly not stereotypical white Texans and clever choices for the WaPo to not quote people named Juan or Manuel. Texas is changing rapidly demographically and that means it will inevitably change politically. While our largest state of California becomes more entrenched as a liberal stronghold, the most politically powerful conservatives state is on the verge of being lost to the Left and it is all about demographics.

VDare ran several pieces that exposed the hoax that what led to places like Virginian turning blue was suburban anger at Trump. While there is a lot of that in the Northern Virginia suburbs populated with wealthy liberals dependent on a huge government for employment, the demographic change is what tipped the scales between suburban, blue Virginia and rural, red Virginia. Here is a good analysis: Immigration, Not White Suburbs, Turning VA Blue. GOP Still Can Win With Sailer Strategy—But Ultimately Needs An Immigration Moratorium

Meanwhile we have grifters and controlled opposition figures like Charlie Kirk wanting to give permanent residency to any foreigner that graduates from a technical field as if that is a "conservative" idea, even though he and everyone else knows that they won't vote Republican and they will have a significant number of kids who also won't vote Republican.

In most places the GOP is going to start to rapidly shift their positions on critical issues like abortion and gun rights to preserve some electoral viability for as long as they can. That means the Republican party is going to expect conservative voters to show up to vote for corporate tax cuts and deregulation while the GOP capitulates on the issues that drive conservatives voters to the polls. I think taxes should be lower and regulation should be lighter but I am not going to get fired up for those issues. Most of us won't. So the Republican Party will keep moving left to find new voters and the death spiral will accelerate until there are only a small, impotent minority of Republicans in elected office.

It will all be because of demographics.

White, conservative voters have more kids than white liberals but not nearly enough to offset the millions of new Democrats we are importing. The Democrats have hitched their electoral horse to demographic change and the dirty secret of American politics is that they were right and have already won.

We don't have the luxury of living in the land of make-believe. This is the world we live in and the future we face, and the longer we pretend otherwise the worse the landing is going to be.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Irony Alert! -- WaPa Edition

It must be tough writing satire these days for the guys at the Onion and the Babylon Bee. Anything you can imagine is probably already being presented as truth by the media somewhere. The latest reminder comes from a hack named Paul Waldman, writing for The Washington Post which ominously warns that "Democracy Dies in Darkness" while spending the last three years trying to subvert an election. Here it is:

Yes really. The Left and especially the mainstream news, like the Washington Post, have refused to accept and abide by the election results from 2016. Non-stop attempts to whip up "impeachment", obstruct Trump's agenda and even mutterings about a coup have been going on since election night when stunned East Coast liberals realized that the pesky rest of the country gets to vote as well, an intolerable situation they have plans to change

The author of the opinion piece, Paul Waldman, is the prototypical bubble-dwelling liberal, a far-left Jewish "journalist" writing for and living among the power elite in the D.C. area. I am sure he doesn't even see the irony of what he wrote, hell the guy is still repeating the nonsense that corpulent black liberal Stacy Abrams actually won the Georgia governor's race in spite of the little problem of receiving fewer votes. To be specific, when Republican Matt Bevins who just lost the Kentucky governor's race asks for a recount, it is an assault on democracy. When Stacy Abrams does the same thing, she is heroic and brave. The difference to Waldman is that Bevins is a white Republican and Abrams is a black Democrat and that means the standards are different.

Just read this sentence and try not to belly laugh:

Instead, what is far more likely is that Trump would not have to be physically removed from the Oval Office, but would — starting immediately after Election Day and continuing into his post-presidential life — undertake a campaign to discredit the results.

That is literally what Hillary Clinton and her cronies in the media have been doing every single day since the 2016 election. As usual we see the Left accusing others of the misbehavior they themselves are guilty of. He even manages to insert a Russia comment although every modestly normal Democrat has shushed up about that farce, moving on to Ukraine.

It has been another banner week for the media. From this absolutely hilarious hypocrisy to the media essentially victim-blaming the Mormon women and children in Mexico for getting killed, raped and abducted by Mexican drug cartel thugs, the media never fails to set new lows for themselves and further cement in the minds of regular Americans that they can't be trusted to even report the most basic facts of the news.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Striking Another Blow For Limited Government!

Kentucky held themselves a li'l ol' election last night and it looks like Democrat Andy Beshear defeated the incumbent Republican Matt Bevin. Keep in mind that in 2016 Trump won Kentucky by 62.5% to 32.7%, which is about a 30% gap and Trump showed up to campaign for Bevin. A lot is being made of this by the mainstream media, and understandably so, but something that jumped out at me was this:

John Hicks was the Libertarian candidate and as I have stated before (see: Libertarians As Spoilers), the Libertarian Party in America serves only as a spoiler and often costs Republican candidates the win because we live in a de facto two party system. You might not like it but that is what it is unless we are going to rewrite the Constitution at the Federal and all 50 state level.

So congrats once again to the Libertarian Party for helping to elect another Democrat! That will go a long way toward increasing individual liberty.

Curiouser and Curiouser

The Twerk or Treat shooting just keeps getting weirder. As reported on October 29th, police had made an arrest of one Brandon Ray Gonzalez. It seemed weird to me and he did a jailhouse interview proclaiming his innocence. He didn't have a real criminal record and while it is not unheard of, it seemed odd that a mestizo guy would target a black guy and then spray the crowd with bullets. It just seemed a little off.

Then this morning we get this news:

Man held in Texas party hall shooting freed as case crumbles

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man held as a suspect in the shooting at an off-campus college Halloween party in East Texas that killed two people and injured a dozen more is free after he was released from jail Tuesday evening and investigators asked that the capital murder charge against him be dropped.

Brandon Ray Gonzales was released from jail after investigators said “additional information has come to light” that potentially exonerates him of the Oct. 26 shooting at a party hall near Greenville, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northeast of Dallas. In a statement, Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said the case was further weakened by “the lack of cooperation from witnesses” to the shooting.

As a result, “we have requested the Hunt County District Attorney’s Office take no action on Mr. Gonzales’ case at this time and that he be released from custody,” Meeks said. He also pleaded for the reluctant witnesses to reconsider their refusal to cooperate with the investigation and appealed to the public for tips.

The cops went from absolutely sure they had the right guy to oops maybe not in pretty short order. Pretty solid sleuthing Columbo.

This case again is looking like what I assume from the get-go, yet another mass shooting by a black male(s) killing and wounding other blacks.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

One Year Out

Today is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and in America that means election day. We don't have anything on the ballot, while nearby Fort Wayne and other cities are electing mayors. But it also means that we are about one year out from the 2020 election which promises to be crazier than any election in my lifetime, including the 1992 election with Ross Perot and his chart infomercials.

It seems like the 2016 election cycle never really ended with the Democrats calling for "impeachment" before Trump was even sworn in. We have been dealing with screeching leftists for three years now. It was pretty funny for a while, the video of Rachel Maddow slowly melting down live on camera never gets old. Fun fact, the most popular videos of her meting down have disappeared and searching for some combination of "2016 election rachel maddow meltdown" that used to bring up a bunch of hilarious compilation videos, now only seems to being up official MSNBC videos. I am sure that isn't Youtube attempt to sway viewers or anything or provide cover for their ideological buddies at MSNBC. But it isn't really funny anymore. These people are crazy and they get to vote.

A lot of MAGA/BoomerCon types are already talking about a Trump landslide in 2020. Given the generally poor quality of the Democrat field, I can see why. Your top three Democrats right now are an old white guy battling early stage dementia who can't keep his paws off young girls, an even older Jewish socialist who has a hard ceiling because he is honest about his politics and as a bonus has a bad ticker, and then an old Indian white woman who at 70 is the spry young whippersnapper in the top tier. The rest of the field is collapsing pretty fast. Tulsi Gabbard, one of two non-insane candidates has been shut out of the Democrat field for failing to be enthusiastic enough about endless wars. Beto "Hell yeah!" O'Rourke is gone. Kamala Harris is finding out that you can fellate your way into politics but not the Oval Office. Cory Booker? Where is that guy? Pete Bootygay isn't going to win because the black and mestizo voters in the Democrat base find the gay to be gross. One trick pony Andrew Yang? Nope. It looks like Warren is the nominee and she seems vulnerable because of the fake Indian thing and being about as dynamic and inspiring as Elmer's glue (also she is just as white).

Not so fast.

I saw some interesting stuff yesterday on Infogalactic while looking something else up. I left the formatting intact.

Close races

Red denotes states (or congressional districts whose electoral votes are awarded separately) won by Republican Donald Trump; blue denotes those won by Democrat Hillary Clinton.
States where the margin of victory was under 1% (50 electoral votes; 46 won by Trump, 4 by Clinton):
  1. Michigan, 0.22%
  2. New Hampshire, 0.37%
  3. Pennsylvania, 0.72%
  4. Wisconsin, 0.76%
States/districts where the margin of victory was between 1% and 5% (83 electoral votes; 56 won by Trump, 27 by Clinton):
  1. Florida, 1.20%
  2. Minnesota, 1.52%
  3. Nebraska's 2nd Congressional District, 2.24%
  4. Nevada, 2.42%
  5. Maine, 2.96%
  6. Arizona, 3.55%
  7. North Carolina, 3.66%
  8. Colorado, 4.91%

We forget how very narrow Trump's victory really was. Trump took 46 electoral college votes in states where he won by less than 1%. Trump originally won 306 electoral college votes to Clinton's 232. You need 270 electoral college votes to win. 306 minus 46 is 260. Change a statistically tiny number of votes in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan and we are talking about Hillary Clinton's re-election campaign instead of Joe Biden drooling on stage.

In my post Do The Math I looked at Florida as a state where demographics might mean that a Trump win is going to be very difficult. In places like Michigan and Pennsylvania it is not out of the question to assume two things. One, enough older white Trump voters will have died by election day 2020 to account for winning margin in 2016. Two, enough non-white voters will have turned 18 by next election day to overcome his margin of victory in 2016. A combination of the two spells disaster.

In the states where the margin of victory was under 5% there are no sure things. Arizona is changing rapidly demographically, as is Florida as I mentioned above. North Carolina is too although it is probably safe in 2020. On the other hand, I can't see where Trump picks up ground in New Hampshire, Minnesota, Nevada, Maine or Colorado. So to me, it looks like Trump has to defend every state he won in 2016 with little chance of picking up any states Clinton won while at the same time a lot of his 2016 states are highly vulnerable in 2020.

You also can't discount the impact of four years of non-stop negative press on the minds of average voters. The mainstream media is going to ratchet that up to a fever pitch starting very soon. Social media will continue to silence and suppress dissenting voices. Hollywood and the entertainment world will be out and unanimous in their condemnation of Trump. Antifa will be out in full force trying to intimidate people who want to show support for Trump. I would not be surprised to see serious injuries and even fatalities in the run up to the election. Political violence has been the stock-in-trade of the Left since 2016 and it is only going to get worse, especially where Democrat mayors of larger cities order the cops to stand down. In fact I would be surprised if no one ends up in coma or dead.

Add all of this together and mix in the general indifference of most white voters and I think that even with Warren or Biden as the nominee, the Democrats have a very, very plausible case for why Trump is a one term President and we usher in an era where liberals win the White House until we stop functioning as a nation. Remember a couple of things I have written. At this point Trump is just buying us a little time to prepare and the time to bug-out and be clear of the blast radius is right now, not when the fireworks start.

As bad as the clamor has been over the last three years, you ain't seen nothing yet. Get prepared physically and get prepared with your gear. Most important, get prepared mentally because the time is fast approaching when you are going to be forced to make some critical decisions and take a stand.

Monday, November 4, 2019

More From Ol' Remus On Food

Remus over at the Woodpile Report posted a little follow-up to his prior excellent post on food, recounted here: Ol' Remus On Food. Below are his additional comments, copied and pasted with formatting intact, from October 29th for your reading pleasure. Read and heed indeed.


Some clarification for those who have commented on  last week's essay about food as a weapon in a civil war. Some terms are unfamiliar to some readers.
The phrase "deep larder" means very long term storage food. Decades, not years. One example is whole wheat, in Mylar bags, with oxygen and moisture absorbers, sealed in airtight five gallon buckets. Freeze dried food is a deep larder's high end. Also long lasting is dehydrated food vacuum packed in Mason jars or Foodsaver-style plastic pouches.
Your shelves of commercially canned and home canned food are intermediate storage foods—a few years. The food in your cupboard, refrigerator and freezer is short term food. Some a few months, some a few weeks.
In the military, "iron rations" is ready-to-eat food to sustain troops away from a field kitchen. They're currently called MREs, formerly known as C Rations and K Rations. Iron rations are a temporary expedient—a few days. MREs are not intended for long term storage. For the survivalist, iron rations is an emergency cache of food accessible when the main stash isn't. Bugout backpacks are typically stocked with iron rations, either ready-to-eat or quickly prepared.
"Supplies" means ammunition, medicine and medical items, water filters, batteries, repair kits and spare parts, shoes and boots, clothing for all seasons and the like. Supplies are casualty items, in time they're either used up or worn out. "Equipment" is different from supplies. A canteen is equipment, water is supplies. Good quality equipment with routine maintenance, hand tools for example, will outlast the user.
A partisan may use survivalist techniques, but a survivalist is a combatant when self defense is the only alternative. Militants would have you believe you're so extra special you'll be stalked by DC's death squads while tending your secret potato patch. Unless you're out sabotaging bridges or ambushing convoys they aren't going to hunt you down with drones or trackers. They'll have better uses for their time and resources than chasing you around in the hills. It's the desperados you'll have to worry about.
Prudence and a sense of proportion will see the survivalist through. He's of no interest to the warring parties if he stays away from them and their stuff. And if he blunders into them, he'll escape rather than shoot it out. Chances are they'll make a big show of running him off and let it go at that. In their mind they've done their duty, why turn it into a confrontation? If they pursue him, then it's decision time.

Putting The Libertarian Cart Before The Identitarian Horse

Hell Hath No a libertarian scorned.

Andrew Torba, the founder of Gab, one of the only truly free speech platforms around, tweeted this out yesterday:

Whatever you think of that statement, and I disagree with some of it, it is just a statement of opinion. Andrew is expressing what we call "free speech", the very thing that Gab stands for. Andrew is a Christian and is making a statement that is both religious and political in nature, the speech given the highest protection in our Constitutional Republic. Notice what he is not saying. He is not saying "If you disagree with me you should be censored". Nevertheless a bunch of "libertarians" flipped out and publicly rent their garments, donned sackcloth and ashes and vowed to stop supporting Gab because the founder of a free speech platform was personally engaging in free speech. That sounds like modern libertarians alright.

A lot, not all or perhaps even most but a lot, of people calling themselves libertarian are simultaneously arrogant about how right they are and also incredibly thin-skinned. That twitter dust-up was a perfect example. I don't recall where being the founder of a free speech platform means you can't speak your mind using the twitter account for the platform that you created from scratch.

My main problem with libertarianism and the big reason why I, like so many others, dabbled for a few years with the libertarianism but eventually moved beyond it is that as a political theory it makes sense in a theoretical sense but utterly falls apart when it moves beyond theory. The main reason is that libertarianism doesn't understand basic human nature. Humans are inherently self-interested. That is not a bad thing. If someone is trying to kill me, I will try to kill them first because me surviving instead of them is in my self-interest. Self-interest gets a bad rap but it is the most natural instinct among humans or any living thing. Most people pursue self-interest within  the acceptable boundaries but many people don't and that is where the problems start for libertarianism. There is a reason that even on their best showing libertarian candidates only get a small percentage of the vote. Even in 2016 with two candidates with huge disapproval, Libertarian Gary Johnson garnered less that 3.3% of the vote. People just don't want a libertarian system.

Modern libertarianism means open borders, legal drugs of all sorts, drag queen story hour at the public library and "gay marriage". No thanks. Yes it theoretically means lower taxes and unfettered gun rights but that is not the sort of thing libertarians are focused on today. I've pointed this out several times, for example in this post Open Border Libertarianism Is Self-Defeating about open borders ensuring that our nation runs at full speed in the opposite direction from libertarianism, and in this post, The Libertarian Party Jumps The Shark, where I pointed out the irony of the Libertarian Party posting a photo of non-white people who would vote for the opposite of libertarianism at ever opportunity. The post from the LP even included the liberal mantra "Our diversity is our strength" even though our diversity doesn't like libertarianism.

Liberals want an ever expanded social safety net. Actual conservatives are interested in preserving values, hierarchy and authority, and a stable and orderly society. The people who actually want a real libertarian society? Not very many, and even the couple of percentage points of voters who vote Libertarian are usually some sort of protest vote. I wouldn't let Gary Johnson drive a car I was in much less want him as President but when faced with the choice between vile Barack Obama and the oleaginous Mitt Romney, Johnson served as a safe protest vote. Libertarianism will never expand past a tiny political fringe because most people don't want it and to compound matters most of the Beltway libertarians are open borders fanatics which directly works at odds with instituting a libertarian society.

The other big problem with contemporary libertarianism is that it isn't operating in the world we live in. The political landscape for the forseeable future is going to be entirely about tribal identity. You can lament how terrible this is but being sad doesn't change facts. Most non-white folk realized this a long time ago and more and more white people are starting to wise up.

Another tweet from Andrew Torba:

Tribal identity is as old as mankind.

I have never been to Poland or Ireland but I still instinctively care about both nations as that is where my family is from. And yes, I care more about the well-being of Poles than I do about the well-being of Bangladeshi. Guess what, people living in America from Bangladesh care more about their fellow Bangladeshi back home than they do about Polish people living in Poland. That is the most natural thing in the world.

If you want a mostly libertarian society that values individual liberty and property rights, you need a high trust society and that demands a mostly racially homogeneous society.

Racial homogeneity is not a sufficient condition for an individual liberty and property rights respecting society but it is a necessary condition. The basic tenets of libertarian thought didn't come about organically anywhere but European societies. The only people who advocate for libertarianism are white or Jewish people, Thomas Sowell notwithstanding. It doesn't make much sense to assume that people that never developed these principles and that don't embrace them now will suddenly become libertarian when they step foot on America's magic dirt and read a few position papers from Cato.

Libertarians are putting the specific policies they want ahead of forming a society where those policies can flourish, the old cart before the horse error. I verified with some Amish friends that this will in fact not work.

I don't mean to be cruel to libertarians. I went through a libertarian phase myself and it seems to me that most of the dissident right did as well, those LARPers who claim they always were DR are generally lying. The path many of us have walked is one of generic conservatism that eventually dawned on the realization that the GOP is useless, conservatism hasn't conserved anything of value and our "leaders" are grifters who are only interested in keeping their cushy gigs so they don't have to get real jobs. If you watch modern "conservative" thought today, you mostly get Jonah Goldberg and David French, Mitt Romney and Charlie Kirk, plus MAGA drag queens and homosexual black guys who are The Real Conservatives™. So we tried out libertarianism thinking it would be the path toward truly smaller government and just being left alone but then we realized that libertarianism is full of loons and weirdos. Gary Johnson is about as dynamic a leader as a bowl of oatmeal and his running mate Bill Weld was even worse, plus Weld is about as libertarian as Bernie Sanders.

So we eventually realized that literally every other racial and ethnic group in America is:

a) Basing their votes almost entirely on racial/ethnic solidarity

b) Doing whatever they can to keep white people from doing the same thing they are doing.

Like this guy:

What are we supposed to "do" about this? Did this guy look at the black vote in 2008 and 2012 where blacks voted almost unanimously for Barack Obama and say "ARE BLACK PEOPLE EVER GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS OR NAH?"

Two out of five white men voted for Obama. 95 out of 100 black men did. I posed this very question and picture back to Mr. Mystal, I assume I won't get an answer/will get blocked.

Blacks form voting blocks based on race and vote accordingly, Democrats don't really even have to try very hard to get their votes. The black vote is by far the most locked down and monolithic in America but no one is supposed to notice. Jews do the same thing and vote overwhelmingly for Democrats in spite of Republicans fawning over them and demanding endless funds and wars to benefit Israel. Mestizos even have groups like the National Council of La Raza, where "La Raza" translated literally means "The Race" and that organization gets one quarter of their funding from the Federal government! Asians are quieter about it for now but that is rapidly changing. Muslim groups have started getting more vocal now that we are 18 years from 9/11 and with radical Muslims like Keith Ellison and Ilhan Omar on the national political scene, the Muslim voting bloc is going to get even more influential. Sure Muslims hate Jews and homos but they will tolerate them for now until Muslims hit critical mass, and then the gays start to hit the pavement after being tossed from buildings.

Libertarians are laser focused on esoteric political theories. Everyone else is worried about protecting their own people. We are in a fight for our very survival and the survival of civilization and libertarians are explaining why drag queens are essential to a healthy society.

Maybe someday we will get things back in order and then we can talk about libertarian philosophy as if it is serious but right now libertarians are bringing a copy of Reason magazine to a knife fight.