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Friday, April 14, 2017

On vulgarity

I am getting more than a little tired of the unending stream of vulgarity pouring out of a) some of the newer commenters and b) the usual suspects. First, my occasional use of the same does not constitute permission for you. Second, it is particularly unacceptable when directed at fellow commenters. Third, it makes me want to stop paying attention to the blog, so I can only imagine how it affects the casual readers. There is a reason I and many of the long-time commenters have increasingly disengaged from the comments; I have no interest in attempting to communicate with people who emote rather than think before they speak.

Seriously, get a grip. "TRUMP HAS CUCKED AND BETRAYED US ALL, THE END IS NIGH AND REICHSFUHRER KRISTOL REIGSN UBER ALLES!" doesn't make you look clever, or smart, or even sane. There is not only no need for you to announce your opinion of every zig and zag of foreign policy, but the unpredictability of the God-Emperor all but guarantees that you're going to look like a complete buffooon within days, if not hours, regardless of what you say.

On a tangential note, I note that, as I anticipated, virtually no one has acknowledged that I correctly observed, from the very start, the way in which the Syrian cruise missile attack was primarily about China and North Korea. So, next time, don't ask me to make my predictions on this sort of thing public if I have chosen to withhold them for one reason or another. There is literally no reason for me to do so. When I get it wrong like everyone else, I hear about it for years. And when I am very nearly the only one to get it more or less right, everyone either ignores it or simply pretends it was obvious in retrospect.  Now, I'm not annoyed, I expected this, and I'm simply taking the opportunity to remind those of you who asked me to share my interpretation on the day of the missile attacks that I will not pay any heed to such requests in the future.

Anyhow, the moderators and I are going to start deleting comments containing vulgarity on sight and spamming those who refuse to moderate their language. Nor am I interested in any discussion of what words are acceptable and what are not. If you're going to play the childish game of "let's see how close to the line I can dance", I'm just going to delete your comment for being tedious and immature. If your comment is nothing but an insult directed at me or someone else, it's instant spam. And remember, these are Google comments and any spamming will affect your account across all Google products.

I don't blog for the comments. I don't get a rush out of seeing lots of comments. I'd much rather have five intelligent comments than 400 comments when most of them consist of idiots escalating rhetorical hostilities and talking past each other. While it's fine to criticize, disagree, and utilize rhetoric, you're going to have to learn how to do so without resorting to the insults and vulgarities that many of you have been using in the recent past.

There is no point in asking for clarification or trying to argue for the benefits of free speech here. The comments exist as a courtesy I extended in response to requests from my readers. If they annoy me sufficiently, I will simply turn them off and continue to blog as before. So, if you happen to want to have this particular microphone available to you, please treat it with more care and respect.

And for God's sake, stop touching the poop! It's not that hard. You're not the poop police. And you're not helping. Unless you have deletion powers, you are not part of the cleanup process, you're part of the problem.

UPDATE: From a longtime reader:
I appreciate the vulgarity crackdown.  I had indeed been spending less
time on your site, and, especially, less time reading the comments,
because of the language used.
I had sensed as much. I probably should have done it right after the election, but better late than never.

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Anonymous SciVo de Plorable April 14, 2017 5:26 AM  

Thank you for the clear line. I thought it was okay to use the very rare vulgarity as an unusual emphasis, or a common alt-right term such as (mixed down) isht-lib or isht-lord. (If even that isn't okay then sorry.)

Anonymous Cheshirych April 14, 2017 5:27 AM  

Oops

Anonymous Looking Glass April 14, 2017 5:32 AM  

They pay a lot of people to fling poo.

I'll just leave that there.

Blogger Shimshon April 14, 2017 5:33 AM  

All your vulgarity are belong to us. This is a measure appreciated by me.

Blogger VD April 14, 2017 5:34 AM  

I thought it was okay to use the very rare vulgarity as an unusual emphasis

It was okay. But the combination of paid trolls and commenters who can't moderate themselves means that a harder, brighter line is necessary to stop the degradation of the discourse.

This isn't the first time I've had to modify policy in response to more traffic. It probably won't be the last.

Blogger VD April 14, 2017 5:36 AM  

They pay a lot of people to fling poo.

They do. And we can handle it easily, but it makes it more difficult for us - and for you - when you don't just leave it alone. The single most important thing you can do is NOT RESPOND to crude and stupid attacks.

And whatever you do, DO NOT QUOTE THEM. FFS, if you're not a troll being disingenuous, you really have to be retarded to do that.

Blogger Shimshon April 14, 2017 5:42 AM  

Vox, the Korean call was one of the best ever, and one that reality keeps moving towards. So many others are still gnashing their teeth about Syria.

I wouldn't be surprised if Cernovich is also being played by his "high level sources." Who are you going to believe regarding Syria? Trump or McMaster? Within a day or two of the incident it was clear that something bigger was going on.

This does sound suspiciously like those who claimed Bush 43 had a "secret plan" to veer right after 2004. But Bush never claimed to be guided by any real right wing principles, while Trump may be all over the map in a lot of things, but in one way he isn't. America First. With that metric, Korea could be seen by him as a genuine problem, while Syria (and now Afghanistan) has been a useful prop. And there's nothing secret anyway. It's all out in the open for those who have eyes to see.

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor April 14, 2017 5:50 AM  

Probably lots of people noticed that you got the Nork issue right but didn't comment on it because they figured you don't like ass kissers.

Anonymous Cheshirych April 14, 2017 5:52 AM  

I suspect there is yet another angle that G.E. may have with Syrian missile attack, beyond North Korea and much closer to home. I have not seen it mentioned anywhere yet. It may open up a way to rein in and perform a deep cleaning in one of the most tedious agencies in US. Within maybe two weeks we should see if this angle exists or not.

Anonymous simplytimothy April 14, 2017 5:53 AM  

"...but the unpredictability of the God-Emperor ..." is the fascinating puzzle of the moment. Is Adam's "process not goals" scalable to such heights? The bulk of the evidence is "yes" and Trump is giving away the core of Trump University for free for those who can see it.

If he pans out (I think he will) then his will be the most important American intellectual achievment (defined by a change in 'how we think') I have ever seen.

It is certainly fascinating and the man is in my prayers daily.

Anonymous Darth Dharmakīrti April 14, 2017 5:58 AM  

As someone who tends toward gratuitous vulgarity, here and IRL, I appreciate both the policy and the warning.

Blogger Koanic April 14, 2017 6:02 AM  

Squagging vankless nest-foulers.

Anonymous Cheshirych April 14, 2017 6:05 AM  

@Shimshon:
NK thing has America First embedded in it. Trump is getting China to do the actual deed.

Blogger Matrick April 14, 2017 6:05 AM  

I believe criticism of Trump to be essential. It could end up being the only thing that prevents him from betraying his base.

Anonymous Baseball Savant April 14, 2017 6:09 AM  

Thanks for this VD. You describe exactly how I've felt about the comments for quite some time now.

Blogger Koanic April 14, 2017 6:14 AM  

> I believe criticism of Trump to be essential. It could end up being the only thing that prevents him from betraying his base.

Do you also believe that the Left's endless criticism of Trump drives him into the arms of the Alt-Right?

Or that Trump values loyalty?

Or that these questions are innocent?

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY April 14, 2017 6:29 AM  

IT IS GOOD FOR A SOLDIER TO CUSS.
Yeah, I am guilty of it . I will try to be good, but it is hard.

Anonymous Disciple of Kek April 14, 2017 6:36 AM  

I mentioned in one of the last Syria posts how I thought this prediction would boost your credibility.

Lots of other people I follow, and respect, got it wrong. Just because people aren't acknowledging it, does not mean they are not noticing. Besides, not to get too self-congratulatory, but I think it is better to make a good impression on the minority of free-thinkers than it is to be favorable among the masses.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY April 14, 2017 6:46 AM  

You know you are beng such a buzzkill on this, Where the h@#$%!!
do i go to call a %#@&$** A @%$$$#@!^&**( NOW ??
hepz a brudder owtz, inna ibinez !

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) April 14, 2017 6:51 AM  

Make the comments great again

Anonymous simplytimothy April 14, 2017 6:52 AM  

@20

http://www.pangloss.com/seidel/shake_rule.html

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY April 14, 2017 6:56 AM  

19. Disciple of Kek'
The temperance league is all about no funz.
WHAT'S NEXT HERE PAPER DOLL CUTTING 101 ?
GEE WHIZ WALLY, YOU AS BIG A DOWNER AS THAT COLTS FAN THAT LIKEZ THE BEZBAW.

Blogger Knight Of the Realm April 14, 2017 7:03 AM  

Thanks

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY April 14, 2017 7:03 AM  

21. Josh (the gayest thing here
Ok, Mr. smarty pants, no jello pudding pop for you !
Good grief . this is gayer than josh is. I must go shower now , I feel so icky after all this heated convo.

Blogger JACIII April 14, 2017 7:04 AM  

"There is literally no reason for me to do so."

An unacknowledged "I told you so" is worth a thousand words and will nullify many an "oops!".

This card may be played at will.

Anonymous jOHN MOSBY April 14, 2017 7:12 AM  

26. JACIII
GOOT LAWD, YOU TOO ?
as in the words of that great philosopher Carol Burnett :
THIS IS A BLACK DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous arw April 14, 2017 7:13 AM  

The peak years of the comment section, imo, were 2004 to 2011. The OG ilk made them memorable even years later.

Blogger Durandel Almiras April 14, 2017 7:15 AM  

Vox wrote: On a tangential note, I note that, as I anticipated, virtually no one has acknowledged that I correctly observed, from the very start, the way in which the Syrian cruise missile attack was primarily about China and North Korea. So, next time, don't ask me to make my predictions on this sort of thing public if I have chosen to withhold them for one reason or another. There is literally no reason for me to do so. When I get it wrong like everyone else, I hear about it for years. And when I am very nearly the only one to get it more or less right, everyone either ignores it or simply pretends it was obvious in retrospect. Now, I'm not annoyed, I expected this, and I'm simply taking the opportunity to remind those of you who asked me to share my interpretation on the day of the missile attacks that I will not pay any heed to such requests in the future.

I'm sad to hear this. You are my go to for solidness and sanity during major news items. When I saw everyone else that I follow lose their stuff over the strikes, it was you I looked to to see what you had to say about this issue. I trust you the most, more than any other voices on the Alt-Right. So while others may not give you credit for this recent call, I do, and other Ilk and VFM do, and I thank you for it. Vox, you do a great job keeping the movement grounded and focus, at least an element of it, and that really is important in this new dark age.

So if you really choose to keep it to yourself in the future, I understand, but I at least will be poorer for it, as will others.

I feel like a rapefugee pooped in the pool here. It only takes one to make everyone leave.

Blogger Duke Norfolk April 14, 2017 7:19 AM  

Durandel Almiras wrote:but I at least will be poorer for it, as will others
Well said.

Blogger JaimeInTexas April 14, 2017 7:22 AM  

I will reread your post and see if it answers the question: how does it prove the Tomahawks in Syria are linked with sending a message to N. Korea? To China too?

Blogger JACIII April 14, 2017 7:28 AM  

arw wrote:The peak years of the comment section, imo, were 2004 to 2011. The OG ilk made them memorable even years later.

There are still a few great characters around. The "Steve", TZ, Wheeler pops up some, BBGKB, Josh, John Mosby, Nate.... I'm sure I left many out. They are still a lot reading who only pop up once in a great while. It's much like finding a rare Pepe' when that happens.

The influx from Alpha Game and Alt-retard though.... A microcosm of the "Great Imvasion" taking place in the West.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 14, 2017 7:28 AM  

Knock it off. Vox was right, and everyone knows it. Both the reality and interpreted FakeNews confirm this every day as another story comes out proving things afoot in China and Syria being symbolic.

Give up questioning the Dark Throat of the God Emperor.

Despair if you wish.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) April 14, 2017 7:30 AM  

The influx from Alpha Game and Alt-retard though.... A microcosm of the "Great Imvasion" taking place in the West.

We're gonna need bigger helicopters

Blogger VD April 14, 2017 7:31 AM  

I'm sad to hear this.

There is no reason to be sad about it. I am not saying that I won't make my opinion or perspective on various events known in a timely manner, only that, if I have some reason not to do so, that reason will no longer be weighed against public requests.

I'm not looking for praise or ego-stroking. But this was a useful opportunity to test how people react to something when I go completely against the grain and turn out to be correct. As it happens, a lot of people appear to be FAR more interested in catching me in an error than they are in actually knowing what is going on.

My favorites were those who wanted to wait and see how those who were wrong about events interpreted what had actually happened contra their opinions rather than listen to those who were more or less correct. This is not a surprise, those who read the mainstream media reacted precisely the same way to Trump's election.

Who cares about Cernovich and Scott Adams, what does Nate Silver say?

Blogger VD April 14, 2017 7:34 AM  

I will reread your post and see if it answers the question: how does it prove the Tomahawks in Syria are linked with sending a message to N. Korea? To China too?

You won't find any proof there. You'll find a prediction there. The proof is in The Global Times article.

Blogger sconzey April 14, 2017 7:37 AM  

Re: Comment policy, in my experience the best comment sections are the ones where the 'banhammer' is most liberally used. Contrast the comments here and at Slate Star Codex with e.g. Youtube.

Re: NK. I certainly hadn't thought of that before you described it. I explained your reasoning to my wife, who told a friend at work. Earlier today my wife's friend emailed her a link to an article about Trump pressuring China to take action on NK with the comment "ARE YOU A FORTUNE TELLER" XD

Blogger Al From Bay Shore April 14, 2017 7:43 AM  

I ain't gonna lie. Recent events regarding American foreign policy have induced a small bit of doubt but I'm being patient. I'm giving Trump the benefit of the doubt because of "things" I've seen in his campaign, "things" I'm aware of as per his success in the vermin infested NYC real estate and construction sectors, and the commentaries of Bill Mitchell and Vox Day.

I'm keeping the faith and marginalizing the small bit of doubt within me. In fact, I would dare say a small part of me is presuming a Trump foreign policy success to be a foregone conclusion. I'll see you guys on the other side!

By the way, Happy Friday! The next plate of bacon and brisket nachos are on me!

Blogger rumpole5 April 14, 2017 7:46 AM  

OF COURSE no one comments about your brilliantly correct and insights. It is the unusual and extraordinary that draws attention and comment.

Blogger Jack Ward April 14, 2017 7:47 AM  

Seems fair to me. Like many, I usually scan the comments for those relatively few I know MAY have something interesting. Others not so much. And curse words should be left to the Prophets.

Blogger KSC April 14, 2017 7:58 AM  

@27
It's too bad all the comments pre-2012 don't show up.

Blogger Glenn Phillips April 14, 2017 8:06 AM  

Agreed. The effort that is put into the comments section makes it easier to read than many of your peers' comment sections. This is one of the few blogs I look forward to reading the comments.

Blogger Michael Neal April 14, 2017 8:07 AM  

If Trump was really moving against Bannon he would have been gone by now. I was worried as well but I think it's all a big show to befuddle the press. Trump does have to move to middle some symbolically in order to govern and that is fine as long as he continues to move through with his agenda.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler April 14, 2017 8:09 AM  

It is clear that America is now the Opticon. It knows everything, everywhere. We spy on everybody. (Doesn't mean the intelligence services will tell the truth though.)

It is clear for two things: the media and the intelligence services run this country. That was on display. Pampleteers of the Enlightenment instigated and moved the revolution. Pampleteers morphed into journalism. Syria was wag the dog.

Second, we bombed Syria for "national security". Rep. Justin Amash of my District at the meeting three days ago, read out the War Powers Act and the Constitution. President Trump did not follow the law. The Law did not authorize any strike on Syria. So for all the arguing of the geopolitical significance---I'd rather see some consequences for breaking the Law. But, there is no law in America. If there is no consequences---there is no law. Regardless of "sending signals", the law was broken--that is a signal all in itself.

And third, the bastardization of language. "national security". We bombed Syria for "national security". That means the whole world is "our" national security. Sovereignty, law, language doesn't matter. It's the Neo-con world. I don't care about signals. Its about integrity, virtue. That is what matters in the end. And there is none.

Anonymous Steveo April 14, 2017 8:10 AM  

Cool. Nothing wrong with cleaning house from time to time.
I read here every day. I've yet to find better analysis & discussion from VD - & a lot of the Ilk-DreadIlk-VFM. It's a valuable resource, everyone, take care of it. Thanks to VD for maintaining it.

Blogger JACIII April 14, 2017 8:24 AM  

On the plane full of rowdy Kentuckians coming home last night (after the liquor was served) I had a conversation with a NY banker re: the syrian bombing and the MOAB.

He was obviously on a plane full of Trumpites and this colored his approach. He brought up the Syrian bombing and the MOAB referencing the stock market and how the unpredictability of Trump foreign policy was making it hard to make sense of the stock market and there was so much uncertainty now.

I had seen him perusing the NYT on his ipad and reading articles about the "Russia Connection" so I figured the shiv would come in sideways. I was ready with, "It's might turn out Syria and MOAB had more to do with getting China to fix the NK problem and than it ever did with Syria and ISIS."

Suddenly, he didn't want to talk about it anymore.

Blogger Orville April 14, 2017 8:27 AM  

Now that you mentioned it, I've found myself skimming the comments where I used to read each. Thanks for keeping this from going the way of Zerohedge comments. Make Comments Great Again!

Blogger rekrapt April 14, 2017 8:30 AM  

I was telling my wife last night how you called it on Syria being a warning for NK and that we shouldn't be surprised if China winds up siding with Trump. You never cease to amaze me, Vox. This is precisely why you are the SDL. I wouldn't be surprised if you get your own statue one day.

Blogger Lovekraft April 14, 2017 8:31 AM  

Part of me has to speak for the many men here who are either justifiably pissed off (thus the harsh language) or are taking their first baby steps (haven't developed the skills yet). It does provide a healthy range of opinions (up to a point).

But there is the strategic reasoning behind VD's statement and I agree that it's needed to neutralize inevitable attacks by cultural marxists.

I think a lot of VD followers are loyal and honorable, and will stick with him. Not hard to tone down the language and stay on topic, just that these times have produced a type of analysis that doesn't always seem clear.

Blogger Student in Blue April 14, 2017 8:36 AM  

I feel like a rapefugee pooped in the pool here.

Agreed.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 14, 2017 8:36 AM  

I can remember at least 2-3 times when this exact correction has been implemented before. It typically follows an influx of new commenters, both real and shill.

The Men of the West site has drawn away the frequency of a portion of the best commenters, and so the bugs think they can take over.

They can't.

Blogger IrishFarmer April 14, 2017 8:43 AM  

I kinda feel bad for Anglin and Spencer and TRS. They really emoted hard after the attack. Hell, i did too. How do they come back now that its clear it isnt as bad as they thought? I honestly think the real problem was gemerational. For millenials and probably gen x the beginnings of major war looks like bombs dropping from navy warships. So they probably just assumed it meant all out war regardless.

Blogger Cail Corishev April 14, 2017 8:43 AM  

Hear, hear.

I assumed those who scoffed at your prediction hadn't yet admitted you were right because they're too busy scanning the MSM for hints of evidence that they'll still get their big Syrian invasion to prove you weren't right.

Anonymous Rollory April 14, 2017 8:51 AM  

"no one has acknowledged that I correctly observed, from the very start, the way in which the Syrian cruise missile attack was primarily about China and North Korea"

I will acknowledge this when something concrete actually happens in NK. Right now it is still talk and impressions and maneuvers and rumors.

It absolutely looks POSSIBLE. That's not the same as being a confirmed result. Right now the only clear fact in this whole affair is that the missiles got fired, and until there is a clear and measurable benefit elsewhere, my objection remains the same: based on their statements and actions, it annoys Russia to no thus-far tangible benefit. If the Russians are putting on a great show of Potemkin diplomacy for Kim's benefit, fine; if they're genuinely mad but the situation will be de-escalated once it's no longer necessary, fine; but we don't know that until we see results.

Blogger bosscauser April 14, 2017 8:52 AM  

Geopolitics is a study of reality.
To wit: crazy kid who leads a nuclear wielding cult in Korea lobs missles at our biggest ally in Asia, Japan.
PM of Japan, Ab, visits Lord protector in D.C. Trump vows to uphold treaties!

Crazy kid threatens nuclear response to God Emperor.

China rushes to God Emperor pledging to repair trade relations.

While eating cake Lord God Emperor sends missles into Putin's back yard for countenancing weapons of mass destruction.

China tells fat kid behave himself..

God Emperor inherited huge snafu and begins the process to cut the Gordian knot!
Gab.ai/GaryCauser

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable April 14, 2017 8:54 AM  

I wouldn't be surprised if you get your own statue one day.

Definitely preferable to a Breivik statue, but I wouldn't rule out Vox being right about that too.

Blogger Robert What? April 14, 2017 8:54 AM  

Many of us are confused and/or disheartened by the apparent recent turn of events. And I notice that this is causing a lot of infighting. The worst thing that could happen is for this to divide us and we start shooting at each other (metaphorically speaking).

Blogger bosscauser April 14, 2017 8:55 AM  

Trump has a Herculean task. Deep state has the money and media.

Quit watching TV.. makes you a cuck...

Politics is not badminton!

Gab.ai/GaryCauser

Blogger Mr.MantraMan April 14, 2017 8:56 AM  

The emoters are still conservatives and conservative intellectuals at heart, their lives revolve around "Outrage and Essays."

Most of what the left says is to get a rise out of you, a chicky's shit test so to say. Take for instance the dipwad's essay at HuffPo about stripping white men of their votes, Outrage and Essays are flowing voluminously from that shit test but not a one gets on Twitter and puts her in her place where she really wants to be.

Go read Occidental Dissent they have lapsed back into O&E.

Anonymous Barnabas April 14, 2017 8:56 AM  

LOL. You're just triggered from all the counter-signaling you got in the comments.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd April 14, 2017 8:56 AM  

Vox is a genius. I've known that for years.
This blog alone kept me sane during the election, and I withheld judgment of the GE based entirely off Vox's prediction.

Now I look even more insightful to the cuckservatives I argue with.
Yesterday I texted one,
"If Trump destroys NK in his first year, without even using our military, it may make him the greatest president of modern times."

No reply yet lol!

I should have thanked Vox though. I was remiss in using the info and not crediting the author. I'll make up for that immediately.

Gratias tibi ago, dominum acerbum.

Blogger TheDanielsaur April 14, 2017 9:01 AM  

I've always appreciated your well-thought-out and intentional use of vulgarity. Emotional explosions of profanity for no good reason are such a bother. Thanks for addressing this so directly!

Anonymous Steve April 14, 2017 9:01 AM  

President Trump is Chaotic Good. He's not gonna give a flying Jeb! about faggy political norms. He'll do what he thinks is right.

We haven't seen a statesman like him in the West in a long time. He's an iconoclast, in many ways as radical as Prime Minister Thatcher was. The old templates don't apply.

Like Rorschach from Watchmen, he's not locked in DC with the cucks and neoconmen. They're locked in with him. If what I've seen about Wall funding shenanigans is accurate, there'll be a new Ryanskin rug in the Oval Office soon.

Blogger StrawMan April 14, 2017 9:02 AM  

I wonder if you're getting more viewers who are accustomed to places like 4Chan, and therefore bring the decline in discourse.

Anonymous Avalanche April 14, 2017 9:03 AM  

@17 "IT IS GOOD FOR A SOLDIER TO CUSS."

Premise? (No, I'm really asking: what is the premise for this? That cussing makes a potential soldier coarser? Tougher? More manly? Oh, or was it a joke?)

I've noticed with dismay the ... coarsening ... of American language, and wondered if the 'acceptance' (or, at least, non-shunning) of coarse language everywhere and to everyone all the time by everybody (or so it feelz, and I'm a girl: I do feelz) is part of the destruction of our society and civilization? Used to be "black" music (jazz and its children) was considered dirty and coarse and sexual -- a guilty pleasure for Whites (till Elvis). Now it's "our" culture!

Lowest common denominator?

Anonymous aaaaturkey April 14, 2017 9:06 AM  

Its too early to call anything. By the end of Trump's first (and only?) term i think you will all see american soldiers occupying eastern syria for your Saudi friends

Blogger JaimeInTexas April 14, 2017 9:06 AM  

Proverbs 27:6
Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Also rendeted as: Better to be wounded by a friend than to be kissed by an enemy.

Jesus severely verbalky rebuffed Peter.

Jesus was betrayed with Judas Iscariot's kiss.

Blogger JaimeInTexas April 14, 2017 9:07 AM  

Trump and friends better understand the difference.

Blogger SouthRon April 14, 2017 9:10 AM  

Vox, I've counted you among my "multitude of counsellers" since the early WND days. It's a small multitude. Your knowledge of history and economics dwarfs mine and serves as a sanity check on my crazier ideas.

My initial reaction elsewhere to Syria was not a happy one. I had an emotional "oh no" gut reaction seasoned with a side of let's see what he does next. No self congratulation but within an hour I'd settled in hope on the possible explanation you later posted. There was enough chaos even here in the comments that I only skimmed lightly.

When things like Syria happen I have no IRL friends of sufficient IQ to talk things over with. You, Vox, and the longtime Dread Ilk serve that purpose and I thank you. I know you owe nothing to any of us, but this side of glory you will have no idea how much of an impact you have had for good and for God.

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.

Please keep it up and thank you policing the place. It's one of the few commons for reasoned discussion even if my own additions are usually sub-Steve-level humor.

Anonymous Avalanche April 14, 2017 9:14 AM  

@18 "Just because people aren't acknowledging it, does not mean they are not noticing."

I would feel I'd be ... stepping out of my place ... to acknowledge your accuracy. I read (and VALUE!) your words because you back every hypothesis up, because you know history (and tons of other areas) so deeply (way more than I do), and because I can see and follow how you get where you get (well, most times).

But just like trusting the God Emperor, I trust you because I know you're generally playing a level of chess I can't. I feel like I'd be a freshman (first year) in a "History and the Future 101" mega-class taught by the resident genius and somehow *I* would be telling him he was right, he did good?! Hubris on my part, ludicrous from your view!

(Even writing this makes me wince a bit: approaching the throne to offer my support, which means little. Heck, I'm not even a Dread Ilk, just plain-old Ilk... I look on in awe and borrowed joy when, on the blog, you call off the Dread Ilk or VFM from some secret mission you sent them on. Oh, that I were 20 years younger and had skills to offer!)

Blogger Cail Corishev April 14, 2017 9:14 AM  

How do they come back now that its clear it isnt as bad as they thought?

How does any of us deal with being wrong in public? Admit it and eat whatever crow you've cooked up for yourself, try to figure out why you were wrong, and correct it so you'll have a better chance of being right next time.

Anonymous BBGKB April 14, 2017 9:17 AM  

I guess I have to stop telling who has been out by the home depot dumpsters. Does linking news of the latest leftist vulgarity count? Ie. United "Doctor" pulled from flight traded drugs for gay sex with patients but the junky Dr/Nurse program retained DieVerseCity? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4401980/Dr-dragged-United-swapped-drugs-secret-gay-sex.html
or niglet rapes white woman on busy sidewalk in broad daylight? http://www.truecrimereport.com/2010/01/anferney_fontenet_15_rapes_wom.php

I believe criticism of Trump to be essential

He should have offered to pardon everyone who killed an illegal alien child rapist, MS-13 gang banger or illegal alien drunk driver who has taken American lives. Most would have self deported by now if he had.

"ARE YOU A FORTUNE TELLER" XD

There will be a ugly lesbian waitress covered on (((national news))) who did not receive a tip, but got a note instead. Later it will be discovered to be a hoax on local news.

Blogger VD April 14, 2017 9:18 AM  

President Trump did not follow the law. The Law did not authorize any strike on Syria. So for all the arguing of the geopolitical significance---I'd rather see some consequences for breaking the Law. But, there is no law in America. If there is no consequences---there is no law. Regardless of "sending signals", the law was broken--that is a signal all in itself.

There is no such law anymore. Stop worrying about how well the wigs are powdered. Trump NEVER ran as a strict Constitutionalist, so stop expecting him to be one.

What did he promise he would do to ISIS? Leave them alone? Or bomb them and destroy them?

Blogger VD April 14, 2017 9:21 AM  

I guess I have to stop telling who has been out by the home depot dumpsters. Does linking news of the latest leftist vulgarity count?

Yes, all the ever-so-subtle Rainbow nonsense and constant references to oral sex count. Drop it.

Anonymous Avalanche April 14, 2017 9:22 AM  

@47 " I wouldn't be surprised if you get your own statue one day."

Alt Statuary!! Have we got any sculptors over here?

Blogger ZhukovG April 14, 2017 9:23 AM  

Another thought I had about the missile strike. He did technically cross a constitutional line, and all he suffered was some finger wagging from Congress. Perhaps, in addition to assuring China that we had the resolve to assist them in bringing NK to heel, he was testing the domestic waters for future actions.

Say, perp walking some judges who stray beyond their mandate.

Blogger JaimeInTexas April 14, 2017 9:30 AM  

@35
Yes and that includes reading the linked article, which I have done and did not find a proof.

Anonymous NCMike April 14, 2017 9:32 AM  

I appreciate the red line. The last few days feels like I've been reading ZeroHedge comments.

Blogger sconzey April 14, 2017 9:33 AM  

Make Sculpture Great Again.

Seriously though, one of my friends is a super talented sculptor with lots of spare time who'd take commissions.

Anonymous Homesteader April 14, 2017 9:34 AM  

Thanks. I'd gotten tired of the vitriolic obscenity; it's made me not want to bother.

Blogger Rabbi B April 14, 2017 9:34 AM  

On a tangential note, I note that, as I anticipated, virtually no one has acknowledged that I correctly observed ...

I know you didn't save a besieged city, but the principle is timeless and there is truly nothing new under the sun:

There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siege works against it. Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom. But nobody remembered that poor man. So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.

For what it's worth, and though I don't believe it is your objective or purpose for writing, your blog offers much from which the more thoughtful and reflective will and do benefit. I, for one, am grateful and truly consider it a privilege to be able to contribute now and then. Much may go unheeded, but at the end of the day, it's the audience of One that really matters anyway.

Anonymous 0007 April 14, 2017 9:41 AM  

I seem to recall a comment by a member of the Knickerbocker Roundtable(Kilgallen, Parker, etc.) to the effect that excessive vulgarity was a sign of a weak mind.

Blogger tuberman April 14, 2017 9:42 AM  

My sister became freaked on the Syria bombs, calling me about it. I just told her, first wait two days, then carefully read Vox Day's blog and CTH. Four days later she's still freaked, "WWIII, WWIII... I'm not talking about Syria anymore," she said, .."but what about North Korea?"

"Stop watching the MSM, including Fox, " I answered, 'It's simple."

Anonymous ATMEGA April 14, 2017 9:45 AM  

What matters is that Trump broke his promise. You can rationalize it all you like but you can't change facts. Doesn't matter if the Syrian Tomahawks had accomplished 1000 years of peace, he still broke his promise. The fact that many people who voted for him now think that it's OK to continue firing missiles all over the world as long as it sends a message to someone is pretty depressing.

Blogger tuberman April 14, 2017 9:49 AM  

"On a tangential note, I note that, as I anticipated, virtually no one has acknowledged that I correctly observed, from the very start, the way in which the Syrian cruise missile attack was primarily about China and North Korea. So, next time, don't ask me to make my predictions on this sort of thing public."

A number of people on here knew you were correct almost immediately, and it was obvious to me that they knew.

Blogger Yarnwinder April 14, 2017 9:51 AM  

John Mosby, I think you are having some fun here...but if you really want to unleash some soldier-talk, Gab is good :)

And it was most interesting to see the alt-right in a meltdown moment over the Syrian missile strikes.

Blogger Durandel Almiras April 14, 2017 9:52 AM  

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Blogger Durandel Almiras April 14, 2017 9:53 AM  

Speaking truth and being hated for it. Well Vox, it's Good Friday. You keep good company, so keep up the good work. Pax tecum!

Blogger 1337kestrel April 14, 2017 9:53 AM  

This is precisely why you are the SDL. I wouldn't be surprised if you get your own statue one day.

We will light the statue's sword once each year on Reconquista Day.

Blogger SemiSpook37 April 14, 2017 9:55 AM  

Yeah, I probably need to lighten up on the language. My ten year old's been starting to lecture me on the occasional dropped f-bomb, so probably a good idea to keep that up in all forums. If it's too crass for a policy document, it's probably not a good idea to use it (a personal description of one, however...).

As for your predictions/observations, it makes sense. I definitely appreciate your candor and it's definitely why I make this blog a daily stop. It reassures me that there are those folks out there that can look at this with a level head and see things for what they are. That doesn't require attaboys from the Ilk or anyone else, nor should it. Just keep doing what you're doing, VD.

As for the poop, I'll just make sure to be better about where I happen to step.

Anonymous fop April 14, 2017 9:56 AM  

Got that, Kratman?

Blogger fiendeJ April 14, 2017 10:01 AM  

Statues are for the warrior. For the thinker, the humble bust.

OpenID dreadilkzee April 14, 2017 10:05 AM  

@VD, Maybe this is better for another thread but

Why Syria? Why Assad? I still think Trump was wrong on the target, or at least I am not understanding why this target. It just doesn't make any since even with South Korea factor. Could have been just as easy to drop 50+ tomahawks on ISIS positions.

However, one option maybe that Russia (maybe even Syria?) are in on it. Reports of the strike zone say that it was pretty ineffective. We saw the same or older Tomahawks used in Iraq and Afghanistan to great effect so I don't think it's a technical limitation. I've still not seen any pictures of casualties but there are bunch of pictures of blown up planes. If there were children casualties I would expect their pictures all over RT but I saw none.

Anonymous cheshirych April 14, 2017 10:06 AM  

@62
Trump is Pure Goodness. And despite what Mexican govt says, they WILL pay for the wall. Even if they do not realize they are paying they will still pay. If they do not pay voluntarily, they will pay involuntarily and indirectly.

Blogger szopen April 14, 2017 10:07 AM  

Some kind of censorship preventing most vulgar commentators and enforcing some basic forms of courtesy would be most welcome. People who aggressively attack others, swearing and cursing usually do not add much of value, while irrevocably changing the nature of the comment section.

Aaand speaking of vulgarities, something not related directly to the post, but as a note for "what studies actually report and how those studies are reported by the press":

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/09/27/swear-words-intelligence_n_12213206.html

Note how the study did not actually measured how much people were swearing; it was hardly surprising that intelligent people with larger vocabulary, had also larger vocabulary of swear words (I could easily swear for a long time without repeating myself, but I do NOT swear casually and I tend to avoid profanities whenever possible). Also, the study was later disproved, but it was not as widely reported. Meaning: never, ever rely on how the study was reported. Go and read it yourself.

There is however a lot of other interesting studies about vulgarities (children hearing profanities are more aggressive, one study suggest; people using vulgarities tend to be more honest) but it seems there is not a one which I would love to see: relation between political views and willingness to swear. I have an impression that while on the right wing there are a lot of people willing to use profanities, there is a correlation between intelligence and swearing, that is: the more intelligent blogger/writer/commentator the more hesitatnt he is to use swear words. My impression is that there is no such relation on the left. I would love to see that impression confirmed or disproven.

Anonymous cheshirych April 14, 2017 10:09 AM  

@92:

think this: central unintelligence agcy. It is not a friend of president. And is a part of deep state. And its beurocratic divisions are in a bad need of being reorganized.


Blogger James Dixon April 14, 2017 10:11 AM  

Koanic, what part of "stop touching the poop" are you having problems with. And yes, I'm as guilty as the next person, but I'm trying to get better.

> I'm not looking for praise or ego-stroking. But this was a useful opportunity to test how people react to something when I go completely against the grain and turn out to be correct.

Your are correct. I must apologize for not giving you the credit you deserve. You were one of only two sources I read that got it right. I forget who the other one was, as it's not a source I normally read, but I think a Gab poster linked to it. I hadn't even considered the possibility, so your view was a welcome alternative explanation.

> We spy on everybody. (Doesn't mean the intelligence services will tell the truth though.)

Well, duh. What did Snowden tell us?

> President Trump did not follow the law.

Again, duh. That law wasn't followed for the past eight years and what did Congress do? And now everyone wants it to be followed? That ship has sailed. If Congress wants to re-assert their authority, they should do so. Otherwise they should shut up.

Anonymous cheshirych April 14, 2017 10:16 AM  

Swearing is good for you. sometimes.

But it all depends on where you are. if you are a guest at a house, and the house owner is asking you not to swear, you should really try not to, despite your great affinity for cursing. IMO.

Personally, I will try to not curse here because VD clearly asked not to.

Anyone who wants to curse dirtily against left sjw commies is welcome to my livejournal page and can curse there all day using any profanities they wish. As I personally do not have any issues with it.



Blogger James Dixon April 14, 2017 10:19 AM  

> Why Syria? Why Assad?

1) They were conveniently at hand.
2) It put to rest the "in bed with the Russians" theories.

Blogger VD April 14, 2017 10:20 AM  

What matters is that Trump broke his promise. You can rationalize it all you like but you can't change facts. Doesn't matter if the Syrian Tomahawks had accomplished 1000 years of peace, he still broke his promise.

Which promise is that?

Not that I care. He can break all his promises so long as he Builds The Wall and doesn't start a war with Russia.

Blogger James Dixon April 14, 2017 10:20 AM  

> Can we include the triple parenthesis as vulgarity?

Noting that someone is Jewish is now a vulgarity? In a word, no.

Blogger Zundfolge April 14, 2017 10:21 AM  

Can we include the triple parentheses as vulgarity? Accusing everyone you disagree with of being a secret Jew may be fun and all, but it isn't really productive.


(side note, proof read twice, post once :p)

Blogger James Dixon April 14, 2017 10:22 AM  

> Which promise is that?

Thanks, Vox. I had hesitated to ask just that question for fear that it qualified as "touching the poop". It can be hard to tell on occasion.

Anonymous Last Redoubt April 14, 2017 10:22 AM  

Thanks.

I love the insight from Vox and a number of the others here.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 14, 2017 10:24 AM  

Oh great Dark Lord, please note my unswerving loyalty to the God Emperor and monthly donations to the local inquisitor's office.

Regards,
Nobilid

Blogger tuberman April 14, 2017 10:36 AM  

Slightly OT but related,

So the questions are:

Is the God Emperor trying to be an actual Hero or at least present Heroic Qualities?

Why do most people think that Heroes have to be naive "Cowboys?"

Heroes in tribal times were heavy into Trickster Qualities, and knew the Ways ofMan and the World

Blogger Were-Puppy April 14, 2017 10:36 AM  

@62 Steve
President Trump is Chaotic Good.
---

During the primaries, Senor Jebster referred to Trump as the Chaos Candidate

Blogger David April 14, 2017 10:38 AM  

Thank you for this.

Anonymous fop April 14, 2017 10:41 AM  

At this point you kind of have to look at Trump as if you're a basketballer's wife. Accept the monthly stipend, the security detail, and the nice neighborhood. Just don't expect him to tell you where he's really going or who he's with.

Blogger Grandpa Lampshade April 14, 2017 10:43 AM  

Off topic but this reminded me of something I've come to understand about one of your previous positions: when you went off on people who seem to send you non stop ideas of what you should do or what somebody needs to do. I thought, 'Come on Vox. I mean, I get it but they're just trying to contribute somehow.' Yeah, no now I get it. I get so worn out sometimes with people who send me all sorts of great ideas of what I need to do that would just be great. It amazes me. Do they not think I have any ideas of my own? Has it not occurred to any of them that the reason I am not undertaking some of these ideas of my own is due to other things limiting my ability to do them that I don't feel the need to share with everyone? Anyway, just wanted to take a minute to say that even though we don't agree on everything I can honestly say that on this point, I know that feel.

Blogger tuberman April 14, 2017 10:44 AM  

106.Were-Pup,

I suggest the term Heroic Trickster is more apt for the God Emperor, as it is a meme as old as Man.

Anonymous Anonymous April 14, 2017 10:48 AM  

You're such a pussy vox. Eat a dick...faggot

OpenID dreadilkzee April 14, 2017 10:49 AM  

James Dixon wrote:> Why Syria? Why Assad?

1) They were conveniently at hand.
2) It put to rest the "in bed with the Russians" theories.


1) ISIS was convenient as well.
2) Pissing off you base to placate your detractors is not a great strategy.

That said it did make the Media portion jump the track on some new shinny speculation. However his ardent detractors just think it was a plan between him and Russia.

I am not advocating the abandonment of the Trump train like some, but I do think there were some miscalculations which we knew from the beginning would happen. He will fail on some things, there will be missteps and re-calibrations.

Anonymous Anonymous April 14, 2017 10:50 AM  

Youre a faggot vox....seriously. A huge faggot

Anonymous Rather, Not April 14, 2017 10:51 AM  

Not sure I qualify as a long time commenter (I learned about Bane after the fact, not during) but I have been a reader for a while. The vulgarity does not bother me, but the decline in substantiveness of the commentary has. Part of that is trolls and response, but part is some of the rather pointless sniping between factions. It does not bother me (like vulgarity bothers some) to sift through it, but the wheat/chaff or signal to noise ratio has deteriorated materially. That said, it is still some of the highest wheat/signal proportion on any anonymous open internet comment forum I have ever encountered, certainly since the web went mainstream. (Yes, I used to have a 300/600/1200 baud switchable modem)

For Vox: I want to personally thank you for your speculation and ultimately revealing your speculation. I was pretty disappointed with the missile strike, but kept my disappointment to myself. Trusting you helped offset trusting my gut reaction and helped me reserve judgement, and reserving judgement does indeed seem to have been warranted. Even if it helped no one else, it helped keep me in a better emotional place for the last week. I just wanted to thank you for that, and that the trust I had for your perspectives has been further enhanced. It may not mean much to you, or anything to anyone else, but it is meaningful to me. Thank you.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 14, 2017 10:52 AM  

Thanks, Vox. I was just skipping over the ``contributions'' of many commenters who were bringing nothing but outrage porn and foulness to the discussion.

You are right often enough to be worth listening to, and honest enough to admit being wrong. That's a rare combination.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 14, 2017 10:55 AM  

fop wrote:At this point you kind of have to look at Trump as if you're a basketballer's wife. Accept the monthly stipend, the security detail, and the nice neighborhood. Just don't expect him to tell you where he's really going or who he's with.

He can do anything he wants, you know, grab us by the...vagina.

Blogger Aeoli Pera April 14, 2017 10:56 AM  

Forgot to compliment you fop, that's a really good analogy.

OpenID timwburke.com April 14, 2017 10:56 AM  

@73
Hooray!
Are ethnic slurs banned too? At least the stupider slurs?

Blogger tuberman April 14, 2017 11:00 AM  

To me it is simple, some people are "touch stones to the truth,' and VD is one of them. This is not butt kissing, as he has been uber consistent.

Anonymous Raptor disrespect from behind April 14, 2017 11:02 AM  

A lot of people should learn from Trumnp. He's said before, I'm not going to spell out what I'm going to do in advance. That would be giving away your initiative.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd April 14, 2017 11:06 AM  

dreadilkzee wrote:1) ISIS was convenient as well.
2) Pissing off you base to placate your detractors is not a great strategy.


Trump's base voted for a Big, Beautiful Wall and for Send Them Back, with a side order of Drain The Swamp. Missiles in Syria don't really matter to the base. Many of the base probably approve of the US throwing its weight around. None of the base cares about Assad, ISIS, or any other wogs, until they become a threat to Americans.

In short, Trump's foreign policy promises boiled down to America First and MAGA. That doesn't rule out missiles, and it doesn't require isolationism.

As long as American lives aren't being risked, we can blow up whatever it takes to build a Big, Beautiful Wall and Send Them Back, while Draining The Swamp. The base is fine.

Blogger Javier April 14, 2017 11:12 AM  

As long as he bombs ISIS im ok with it. Thats what he should do all the time, But his administration is a mess. Every person there says 10 different things, every day is a contradiction. Now the CIA stooge wants Assange head on a silver plate, after wiki leaks gave him the presidency (or helped a lot). Many want assad dead, Russian relations, no one know what is going on with those. As long as the white race come victorious in all this mess, im ok with it. But this is total chaos, the master plan may be absolute chaos. All this 4D god emperor non sense was fun while it lasted, i had fun too, but Trump is not the most stable person to carry things out. Also the fact that there are more and more Jews getting in is not a good sign. In the end Trump is just another means to an end, as long as he provokes havoc among the jew world order and the alt right can rise, its going to be ok. The second he goes against russia thats the end for me

Blogger lowercaseb April 14, 2017 11:12 AM  

Not to beat a dead horse, but not only would I like to see more predictions, but it would be worth a future post to describe your process to gather your info when making a prediction. During the darkstream when you mentioned breaking out the maps to see where the fleet was moving was eye-opening in its simplicity and humbling in that it didn't occur to me.

By all means please keep making predictions. There is a lot to learn in those posts.

Anonymous Forrest Bishop April 14, 2017 11:15 AM  

I correctly observed, from the very start, the way in which the Syrian cruise missile attack was primarily about China and North Korea.

That was an amazing, counter-intuitive call. Trump outfoxed almost everyone, again. All the MSM pundits couldn't put the pieces together. Again. Even when VD posted his prediction, it still seemed outlandish. Now, not so much.

Isn't this the same Vox Day who coined or promoted the term "Trumpslide" back when?

Blogger Franz Lyonheart April 14, 2017 11:16 AM  

As it happens, a lot of people appear to be FAR more interested in catching me in an error than they are in actually knowing what is going on.

You cannot know that, because you cannot measure it. The reasonable reaction for people impressed by your prediction (including myself) is not to immediately write a comment back to the originator (you). It is to share your insight with friends, family and acquaintances. So you'll be much less able able to track that (positive) influence that you have, than the anklebiters.

As an example, my wife was worried about Hillary's Russian war rhetoric during the US campaign. And now when Trump lobbed the cruise missiles, she feared that he might have gotten just as bad as the Clintons - and that the influence of the Deep State and the establishment is still too much. I didn't share her fears, but when I read your blog post, I shared it with her. She was much relieved about the President's intentions after reading it herself.

Neither I nor she felt the compulsion to sit down and write a comment about it on the blog. I daresay the number of people with similar experience and opinions outnumber the drive-by commenters / shills.

Blogger tuberman April 14, 2017 11:17 AM  

I think, along with Christianity and Western Civilization renewal, we are also going to see the return of Heroes, and there will be all kinds of Heroes when the SJW anti-hero narrative has failed.

When Breivik becomes an action hero for hundreds of well-trained people...Hmm!

Anonymous ATMEGA April 14, 2017 11:17 AM  

VD wrote:What matters is that Trump broke his promise. You can rationalize it all you like but you can't change facts. Doesn't matter if the Syrian Tomahawks had accomplished 1000 years of peace, he still broke his promise.

Which promise is that?

Not that I care. He can break all his promises so long as he Builds The Wall and doesn't start a war with Russia.


Well, there was that thing about 'America first'. So less an explicit promise and more implicit. I guess this is a classic case of me hearing what I wanted to hear. Just don't be disappointed when 'drain the swamp' turns out to be about the DC sewage system and not corruption.

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor April 14, 2017 11:23 AM  

I still think there may be other factors at play besides North Korea, or perhaps Trump is just trying to maximally leverage the missile strikes. FWIW here were my predictions. (MD5 here.)

Blogger Franz Lyonheart April 14, 2017 11:27 AM  

By the way, Happy Friday! The next plate of bacon and brisket nachos are on me!

This, on Good Friday? Tsk, tsk. And you even say "I'm keeping the faith" just before. Hmmmm.

Blogger bearspaw April 14, 2017 11:28 AM  

I'm all for a statue of Vox as long as this guy is not involved.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-4363550/Sculptor-defends-hilarious-statue-Cristiano-Ronaldo.html

Blogger S1AL April 14, 2017 11:39 AM  

The base cares about boots on the ground. The base does not care about missiles. Indeed, the base probably approves of missiles if the result is more winning (tm). As long as we don't invade anything, Trump is golden.

Anonymous Stickwick April 14, 2017 11:41 AM  

I appreciate the vulgarity crackdown. I had indeed been spending less time on your site, and, especially, less time reading the comments, because of the language used.

Same here. The comments used to be great. Now I only skim them on the odd post, and just look for the people I know. Hopefully this crackdown helps make the comments great again.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella April 14, 2017 11:42 AM  

thank you.

Blogger VD April 14, 2017 11:47 AM  

Can we include the triple parentheses as vulgarity?

No. Punctuation is not vulgar. Neither is the fact of an individual's identity.

Yeah, no now I get it. I get so worn out sometimes with people who send me all sorts of great ideas of what I need to do that would just be great.

It's more than that. It is avoidance of taking action themselves. I already have more ideas than I can possibly pursue, even with all my many volunteers. I don't need new ideas. I need time and resources and reliable allies.

I encourage people to do things like Men of the West and CryptoFashion and ACKS and Gab and Brave. I encourage people to support Infogalactic and Castalia House.

But I don't want people pushing their ideas and suggestions on me because I've taken the time to build a platform that they have not. I get all the new ideas I might happen to need from Brainstorm and my various allies.

Blogger The Gray Man April 14, 2017 11:49 AM  

I am in favor of less vulgarity on here. I really do feel like the quality of the comments has went down, yet at the same time, the quality and relevant topics of Vox's posts has increased.

I get the impression a lot of the old-time commenters have stopped commenting as much, but are still here -- I see their comments from time to time, but not as often as the old days.

But the blog is just as good, if not better, than ever.

Anonymous Stickwick April 14, 2017 11:50 AM  

By the way, Vox, I appreciate your calm approach to evaluating Trump's decisions while everyone else was freaking out and jumping ship. I was chatting with one of the original Dread Ilk, who more or less correctly guessed what your guess was, and it seemed plausible enough to help me keep perspective on what was going on. It also renewed my respect for Trump's leadership. We're so accustomed to stupidity, ineptitude, and outright evil when it comes to our leaders, that I think a lot of people couldn't believe that what we were seeing wasn't just more of the same.

Blogger VFM #7634 April 14, 2017 11:51 AM  

@121 Javier

In much the same way an ultra-high-IQ person's thought processes look like madness, Trump's administrative actions look like pure chaos and "instability".

Anonymous Mathias April 14, 2017 11:55 AM  

@100,

The problem is that mentioning it tends to result in vulgarity from someone, or is considered vulgarity by someone. One of the things that can go wrong with anti-vulgarity measures is false positives, but in the case of Vox, I think he knows the difference between someone who is reporting genuine vulgarity and, the person who is reporting it as an appeal to an amenable authority and is trying to manipulate said authority into doing his/her dirty work. After all, he did write the definitive book on SJW behavior.

Anonymous Ezekiel Cassandros April 14, 2017 11:58 AM  

@ATMEGA
"Doesn't matter if the Syrian Tomahawks had accomplished 1000 years of peace, he still broke his promise."

You are either an enemy infiltrator, or very mercurial.
You know he only made that promise for the PURPOSE of peace, right?

When the situation changes, or when information is hidden, the lower purposes must shift to maintain the higher purposes.
Enemies will use this as grounds for an attack. C.f. "Your disciples are picking grain to eat on the Sabbath!"
The superstitious will listen to the enemy. The wise know what the superior principle is. C.f. "The Sabbath was made for Man, not Man for the Sabbath."

Don't be a Pharisee, don't listen to Pharisees, don't make Pharisee arguments. Wait and see, and soon you will have another data point when assessing whose voice can be trusted.

Anonymous Scintan April 14, 2017 12:00 PM  

Given my propensity for an occasional 'colorful word', this will likely further impact my already significantly lessened posting.

Should be interesting to see how it plays out, though.

Anonymous Anchorman April 14, 2017 12:02 PM  

I wouldn't say I found it offensive, as much as I found myself skipping names of new posters, having been burned/bored by the ""TRUMP HAS CUCKED AND BETRAYED US ALL" type comments.

It distracted/derailed the conversation, which is what trolls want to do.

Anonymous Mathias April 14, 2017 12:03 PM  

@138,

I don't think this is about colorful words in particular, but the fact that they are being used as a weapon by trolls to impact the rate of recurring visitations here. Don't confuse the symptom with the problem, but understand that the symptom has the be treated alongside the actual problem itself for health to be restored, so to speak.

Anonymous Mathias April 14, 2017 12:08 PM  

@129,

That's how I feel about it at this point, blowing up some fireworks doesn't get our boys killed, so it's not really a priority to worry about.

Anonymous Jeff April 14, 2017 12:10 PM  

The worst thing that could happen is for this to divide us and we start shooting at each other (metaphorically speaking).

He will not divide us. #HWNDU

Whenever I'm tempted to use vulgarity, I try to remember that not only is it lazy rhetoric, but also mainly used by the Left.

Of course, it is still difficult to resist sometimes!


Blogger The Gray Man April 14, 2017 12:12 PM  

I would not be surprised if ShareBlue was on this site commenting as a concern troll(s) to try to dissuade our trust of the God Emperor.

Anonymous Mathias April 14, 2017 12:16 PM  

I'm fine with the new policy, I would rather have a place where I can't cuss, but am allowed to criticize anyone and (((everyone))), as long as I do it in a civil and forthright manner. Really, vulgarity is a cheap substitute for real biting criticism, and like I was told as a child, is reflective of an impoverished vocabulary.

Blogger Emmett Fitz-Hume April 14, 2017 12:16 PM  

I'm late to the party this morning but Thank You VD. I've changed monikers a few times but I've been reading and occasionally commenting here (mostly reading) for about 7 years.

Of late, I've been reading less, skimming more and avoiding discussions altogether if they pertained to certain subjects and had high comment counts. These seemed like reliable tells.

Trolls are one thing. But the level of discourse has definitely shifted.

Once again, Thank you.

Blogger Nate April 14, 2017 12:19 PM  

The moab drop convinced me we are sending messages. Unfortunately I am not as optimistic about the outcome as you are.

I think China is playing us big time.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable April 14, 2017 12:22 PM  

Pissing off you base to placate your detractors is not a great strategy.

Elements of the base, maybe, not the entire base. He'd have to do something much worse or for much longer to do that.

And realistically, where are the Trumpers going to go next election? The Dems are not going to run Bernie Sanders. He's too white.

Anonymous Jeff April 14, 2017 12:22 PM  

Rule #1 Never underestimate Trump.

Rule #2 Never trust the Chinese.

Anonymous Mathias April 14, 2017 12:23 PM  

@146,

That's how high-level strategy goes, you don't get to find out who was really playing who until the dust settles. Remember: "If my friends don't know what I'm going to do next, how will the enemy possibly figure it out?". In the words of Sun Tsu: "Keep your plans as dark as night, and when you strike, fall swiftly as a thunderbolt".

Blogger Harris April 14, 2017 12:24 PM  

I appreciate the intention to police the comments more. Although I sometimes disagree with you (and with Trump), I mostly find your comments insightful - at least the ones concerning politics. I don't care about some things you blog about. (I'm sure you are SHOCKED, SHOCKED I SAY that a reader doesn't share your every interest.)

There are a few readers that seem to think it is their responsibility to defend you not only from criticism, but from mere disagreement, and viciously attack anyone who doesn't toe the dogmatic line. I'm not sure how you have an intelligent discussion between two people who disagree when a 3rd party keeps jumping in to verbally excoriate one party from daring to disagree with the other.

For myself, I prefer those who are more reasoned in their approach. I don't mind dogmatism. On some subjects, I think dogmatism is the only realistic and virtuous stance to have. But that still means allowing those who are open minded to come to that position over time instead of demanding instant fealty. And it is possible to disagree intelligently and civilly. (Of course, with some that isn't possible, but that is on them.)

Blogger Unknown April 14, 2017 12:25 PM  

There are comments on this blog????
Also, Trump has been and is always going to be a chaos president. It's just that some people had, in their minds, a very orderly version of Chaos...

Blogger MisesMat April 14, 2017 12:29 PM  

I don't know if I've alone in saying this but, I mostly come here to read about Castalia House, Infogalactic, Gab and the other strategies for building a resistance to PC. I look at the political talk as "news" more than anything else. (Confession: I love the "Corroding Empire" drama with Scalzi/Tor/SWJfied-Amazon more than the politics here.)

I appreciate those posts much more, although this blog is a great place to come for news that most other places ignore. I've only been a reader for about two years, but I think there's plenty of great content here that would not garner a "black pill" from the more spergy commentators. Are posts about Sci-Fi/Fantasy Al-Tech, etc getting as many negative reactions?

Blogger Eric Slate April 14, 2017 12:30 PM  

Vox, I for one value the insight on your calling political plays, such as Syria. For now, it looks like you were right on that one. I didn't give you the pat on the back for it because it wouldn't have helped the content of any of my recent comments.

In the future would you like congratulations comments from people who see you get predictions right so you have a more accurate sense of what people are paying attention?

Blogger Nate April 14, 2017 12:30 PM  

"Rule #1 Never underestimate Trump.

Rule #2 Never trust the Chinese."

I don't think Trump trusts the Chinese either. And I trust that he knows they are trying to play him.

While its nice to finally be playing chess again... the fact that we have a chess player rather than a bumbling oaf does not mean that the chess player will actually win.

We certainly have a better chance.

The fact is... NK has nukes. And to my knowledge... no nuclear power has ever been attacked. For rather obvious reasons.

Blogger Feather Blade April 14, 2017 12:32 PM  

S1AL wrote:The base cares about boots on the ground. The base does not care about missiles. Indeed, the base probably approves of missiles if the result is more winning (tm). As long as we don't invade anything, Trump is golden.

It would be nice if everyone else in the world thought that we are just crazy enough to Not Mess With, but not so crazy that we become a Menace That Must Be stopped At All Costs.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable April 14, 2017 12:33 PM  

I get the impression a lot of the old-time commenters have stopped commenting as much

More Rabbi B. More Josh. More Nate. More Stickwick.

In fact, more of anyone with substance who knows how to say what they're thinking clearly and effectively ... and who knows when to stop.

Some of the best comments are the one- and two-liners.

Blogger Beau April 14, 2017 12:33 PM  

I encourage people to do things like Men of the West and CryptoFashion and ACKS and Gab and Brave. I encourage people to support Infogalactic and Castalia House.

My initial foray into Gab was disorienting, having never done twitter before. After floundering around a bit, I've hit a sweet spot doing #LoveYourWife and posting prayers arising out of daily devotions.

Gab language is far more colorful than here, but that's a different audience - and individuals can be muted.

btw, we are starting our 8th season preaching the gospel on the courthouse lawn on April 28th.

Blogger wreckage April 14, 2017 12:34 PM  

I do tend towards vulgarity, I apologize that this has caused anyone distress; while I occupy a queasy position of finding Vox both insightful and extremely unsettling, I have never come here with the intent to disrupt, dismay, or co-opt; rather to feel my way through the verity and implications of Vox various opinions and observations.

I've said before that I disagree strongly with some of his conclusions and many of his methods, but his incisiveness and honesty make this blog outstanding value; steel sharpens steel, nothing is honed by mashed potato.

So, again, if I have been in any way repellent to the regulars, I apologise.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable April 14, 2017 12:34 PM  

Re: vulgarity, please tell us "sugar tits" doesn't count. I'd miss that one.

Anonymous Azimus April 14, 2017 12:35 PM  

As an off-and-on commenter since the days of Bane and Equus Pallidus (God rest their souls), I applaud this effort. We used to get into some pretty awesome and deep discussions here before the age of the paid troll. It's a badge of honor that once I had a comment elevated to a VD post dedicated to me so that I could be shown the light on the futility of bandying definitions.

I think the situation is, that there a bunch of young bucks at VP now who have come here who have never learned how to defend their beliefs, who have never tried to understand someone else's. So, rather than slow down and do so dialectically, they simply signal their disinterest in learning by launching an ad hominem laced with curses, the philosophical equivalent of pushing the "thumbs down" button.

Learn to listen, learn to argue you young bucks, and to consider the thoughtfulness of positions that are not your own. It's what separates the West from the rest of humanity and human history.

Anonymous Red Cabbage April 14, 2017 12:36 PM  

This is fantastic. OTT vulgarity is a signaller of thuggishness or leftism anyway. Conservatives save their dirty words for when they mean it, like Rhett Butler.

Anonymous Mathias April 14, 2017 12:38 PM  

@152,

Whenever something big happens, I almost always stop by here within the hour to get Vox's prognostication on the matter, he has at least a 75% success rate with his predictions in my recent experience, which is wildly biased towards successful predictions in the statistical sense. So who, observing that, wouldn't listen carefully? Furthermore, the as the predictions get more wild, they are becoming more accurate (Trumpslide/Korea are two good examples.)

Anonymous Jill April 14, 2017 12:49 PM  

I spend a lot less time engaging on all social media platforms because they are full of pseudonyms with fake pics hurling inane insults and vulgarities past each other. This is not a good way to live, but it's also why I choose Castalia House articles. Not a lot of that going on there and, of course, I like CH's subject matter, too.

Blogger Harris April 14, 2017 12:51 PM  

VD wrote:I will reread your post and see if it answers the question: how does it prove the Tomahawks in Syria are linked with sending a message to N. Korea? To China too?

You won't find any proof there. You'll find a prediction there. The proof is in The Global Times article.


I'm not sure if I agree with you that the bombing of Syria was about North Korea. At the time, I thought (and wrote) that the fact that Trump was with the Premier of China at the time of the bombing could be significant, and the bombing could have positive effects on foreign policy. I still think that. But I'm not so sure that Trump is playing 4D chess. It could be much simpler.

I found this blurb on Powerline:

When asked whether use of the bomb — known as the “mother of all bombs” — sends a message to North Korea, which has threatened to test more missiles and nuclear weapons, the president said, “I don’t know … It doesn’t make any difference if it does or doesn’t. North Korea is a problem, the problem will be taken care of.”

To me the answer Trump gave is even more chilling than those interpreting it as Trump trying to send a message. His answer means that he is simply solving problems as they arise. There is no doubt that the bombing of Syria is a warning to other nations. But the warning is that Trump is a man of action, not a man of words.

There was no passive-agressiveness to Trump's reaction in the bombing of Syria. It was a straightforward reaction to the use of Chemical Weapons. (I think Trump believes it.) The response of the USA to the use of WMD was to strike. Period. End of story.

If that strike "sends a message" to the rest of the world, then so be it. But there was no high-and-mighty diplospeak attempt such as "we hope North Korea understands we don't like what they're doing." Instead, the response to North Korea is a straigtforward answer to direct provocation. The real message is "Don't provoke Trump," because he will swiftly and decisively act without warning to such provocation. That is more scary to the rest of the world than any imagined 4D chess game. What scares the world is an honest man, responding honestly and forcefully against provocateurs, and acting decisively to solve problems without consideration for diplomatic niceties.

Also, the message to the Alt-Right hand-wringers is "I don't care what you think." Trump is going to do what he believes is right without regard for constituency groups. He's not beholden to anyone. It's that very boldness that made him attractive in the first place. He's not afraid to slaughter sacred cows. That includes sacred cows of libertarians, Republicans, Democrats, Alt-right, Alt-left, Russians, Chinese, Muslims, Mexicans, Syrians, etc.

Now that is both scary and exhilarating.

Blogger Elder Son April 14, 2017 12:55 PM  

I think China is playing us big time

Can't be. Xi (Putin and Kim) pooped his pants. Especially after the first aircraft took off from the airbase Ivanka just annihilated. One can only imagine that Xi had a stroke when Jared dropped that MOAB on those old CIA tunnels full of Al Qaeda. Uh, Taliban. I mean ISIS.

Blogger S1AL April 14, 2017 12:59 PM  

"It would be nice if everyone else in the world thought that we are just crazy enough to Not Mess With, but not so crazy that we become a Menace That Must Be stopped At All Costs."

Exactly. Say whatever else you want about him, Teddy Roosevelt's philosophy regarding foreign presence was on the money.

Blogger William Hudson April 14, 2017 1:02 PM  

VD, as 60+ year old Navy veteran, I'm not bothered by the profanity. However, I see understand, & agree with your stance on it. On the topic of language, though, as a Christian, the use of God Emperor and other undeserved lordly titles does bother me. Not enough to stop reading, because that would cost me the valuable knowledge & insight that I get from all of you here.

I supported Donald Trump as a candidate and I'm glad that he's
now our President. He's not my God, nor anyone's Emperor. It's your ball, your field, and your rules, but I think my complaint is on topic here, as it does concern the regular use of certain words. You are a respected person in my expanding universe, too, but you are not my Lord, Dark or otherwise.

Having said my piece, I will now return to reading quietly & learning more. Thank you for your blog and the effort you put into it.

Anonymous Mathias April 14, 2017 1:05 PM  

@165

Ahhh, the big stick and soft speech bit. Not really an innovation, more ancient wisdom really. But these days people seem to have a harder time adopting ancient wisdom than they do the newest fad.

Also, I'm thinking Trump's actions towards China may also have to do with their expat National's real estate investment in the America's, it's becoming so widespread and endemic that it is undermining the Monroe Doctrine, so there may be another long-term angle Trump is playing here as well.

Anonymous wheels April 14, 2017 1:05 PM  

I'm happy with a policy against profanity and vulgarity. It took a fair amount of effort to clean up my language when I got out of the Navy, although the profanity tends to creep back in from time to time. On the other hand, I come here almost daily, but I seldom look at the comments.

Blogger SemiSpook37 April 14, 2017 1:08 PM  

Harris wrote:He's not afraid to slaughter sacred cows.

This is what I keep coming back to in terms of my analysis in this situation. Slaughter them all. What else do we have to lose?

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents April 14, 2017 1:09 PM  

@164

7 hours late. Didn't read the OP. Same old stale stuff.

Blogger Koanic April 14, 2017 1:10 PM  

> Koanic, what part of "stop touching the poop" are you having problems with.

The quoted comment hasn't been removed, ergo the question applies to you.

Blogger SemiSpook37 April 14, 2017 1:11 PM  

Mathias wrote:Also, I'm thinking Trump's actions towards China may also have to do with their expat National's real estate investment in the America's, it's becoming so widespread and endemic that it is undermining the Monroe Doctrine, so there may be another long-term angle Trump is playing here as well.

I wouldn't be shocked if it was a complete debt swap that has the US owning Chinese debts vice the ones they current own that are ours. No way that's not an element in play as this situation builds over there.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr April 14, 2017 1:15 PM  

To me, cutting down on the profanity is like the ban on defeatist talk on Election Day - a needed measure. Vox is running the equivalent of Plato's Academy here, not a cheap bar.

WRT Trump's foreign policy, people need to remember that he's juggling multiple running chainsaws. Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Russia, China...it's a multi-dimensional chessboard. And this is NOT 1992, with the USA truly the only superpower. The military cupboard is pretty bare.

Which means that cunning, deal-making, and using one problem to solve another come to the fore. If nothing else, minimizing the number of hot spots makes the diplomacy easier.

And people need to remember that even Reagan made mistakes.

Anonymous patrick kelly April 14, 2017 1:17 PM  

Noticed the vulgarity, especially some of the more heater personal exchanges, but that's not why I've read or commented less.

I have been making an effort to disengaged and participate in online media less.

voxday.blogspot.com, like most of my blogging, has primarily been for amusement and information, but time here has also been an education in humility and patience.

Also, there used to be many more links to other sites of interest that disappeared I think due to inactivity or reduced quality.

Nate used to post regularly on his blog about gun'z'n'whiskey etc. but he has likely been off doing more useful things for his family or upkeep of Natistan.

Reduced vulgarity is welcomed on my part.

Anonymous Stickwick April 14, 2017 1:24 PM  

I may get in trouble for revealing this, but there's a super-secret Dread Ilk group holed up in a super-secret part of the Interwebz where most of us moved the discussion when things started declining here. Safe spaces and all that.

Anonymous patrick kelly April 14, 2017 1:31 PM  

VD wrote:
...

Not that I care. He can break all his promises so long as he Builds The Wall and doesn't start a war with Russia.


Yep. If HC was president the US would already have had a nuclear exchange with somebody.

And that was the only real choice we had in November, HC or Trump.

Proof is for math and whiskey, and I prefer drinking.

Anonymous Mathias April 14, 2017 1:36 PM  

@172,

A debt swap presumes relatively even aggregate debt valuations at both ends, the game then, is pushing the perceived valuation of each set of debts closer to one another, to help make that happen. Real estate investment in the America's is a double-edged sword for China though, it gives them a foothold, but it also provides safe harbor for Chinese nationals who are evading their native tax assessments.

Anonymous patrick kelly April 14, 2017 1:36 PM  

" The reasonable reaction for people impressed by your prediction (including myself) is not to immediately write a comment back to the originator (you). It is to share your insight with friends, family and acquaintances. So you'll be much less able able to track that (positive) influence that you have, than the anklebiters.
"

And that is just one of many ways I get value from this blog.

Anonymous VFM #6306 April 14, 2017 2:41 PM  

William Hudson, obviously Trump is neither god nor emperor. But George Patton was neither blood nor guts, Winfield Scott was neither fuss nor feathers, Cunningham was not the alphabet, von Runstedt was not a black knight, and Robert E. Lee was not a granny. I'm pretty sure that the Japanese admiral named King Kong was not a giant monkey.

Nicknames are fun. Especially in war.

Anonymous Ezekiel Cassandros April 14, 2017 2:42 PM  

"Neither I nor she felt the compulsion to sit down and write a comment about it on the blog. I daresay the number of people with similar experience and opinions outnumber the drive-by commenters / shills. "

Me, I've been rebuked a couple of times, and since I knew it was warranted, I took it in silence. But I did learn from it. Thank you, Vox.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Deplorable Cents April 14, 2017 2:44 PM  

@175 Stickwick

Is it called "The Benedict Space"? Just asking.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 14, 2017 2:46 PM  

@178 patrick kelly

Same here. I do not care for fawning so I don't do it to others. Rather I did point some Trump supporters who were hyperventilating to Vox's analysis. No idea if that worked. I've also shared a very terse "chicken - monkey" version with people in real life, mixed results.

Blogger Eowyn April 14, 2017 2:58 PM  

@166. William Hudson

Thank you.

Blogger Were-Puppy April 14, 2017 3:00 PM  

@134 Stickwick

We're so accustomed to stupidity, ineptitude, and outright evil when it comes to our leaders, that I think a lot of people couldn't believe that what we were seeing wasn't just more of the same.
---

That's what I realized the day after the Syrian missile strikes. I was on Gab during the initial freak out and had a few posts there that were questioning what was going on. The next day I thought it was like a conditioned reaction from myself. I then decided I didn't know what was going on and shut up about it :P

Vox, I share a lot of your insights from the blog, your books, darkstreams, and even from your interviews in the side bar. They really help people see things in a different way.

I'll quit touching the poop too :P

Anonymous Stickwick April 14, 2017 3:03 PM  

Deplorable Paradigm: Is it called "The Benedict Space"? Just asking.

I've said too much already.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable April 14, 2017 3:06 PM  

I've said too much already.

Y'know, it's always the woman who lets the cat out of the bag. Just sayin'.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab April 14, 2017 3:08 PM  

Thank you.

Blogger Javier April 14, 2017 3:14 PM  

There is a limit, so far it hasn't come back to bite him. His focus lately on the rest of the world is a bit alarming, specially his incoherent statements on assad and Russia. One day he is fine, another he is a butcher. Russia one day it's at bad As it gets , next day we are doing fine. This is not real state, this is states with all kinds weapons. At one point, you have to question the mental health. Also the planned parenthood crap, great more brown people, wonderful

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 14, 2017 3:18 PM  

@184 were-puppy

I'll quit touching the poop too :P


Does this mean you won't be offering free helicopter rides anymore? Dang.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents April 14, 2017 3:19 PM  

@185 stickwick

I've said too much already.

Whoosh! Right over your head.

Anonymous Stickwick April 14, 2017 3:21 PM  

Y'know, it's always the woman who lets the cat out of the bag. Just sayin'.

#WRE

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable April 14, 2017 3:26 PM  

#WRE

Not the astrophysicists, of course.

Blogger Jed Mask April 14, 2017 3:33 PM  

That's for the "preachin'" Mr. Vox.

We all needed it. Amen.

~ Bro. Jed

Blogger MeneMene April 14, 2017 3:47 PM  

Appreciated VD's coolness when everyone else was hysterical over Syria, and passed along his prediction to my small audience. Congratulations, VD, on being right. Don't go away.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 14, 2017 3:47 PM  

I apologize if I am one of the causes of this policy, and I'm pretty sure I am. I have been trying hard to stay away from the poop, having a tendency not just to touch or step in it, but, as Vox put it a couple of weeks ago, "roll around in it."
I guess I just like to scrap.

As far as the Syria/Korea axis, I didn't see it until Vox mentioned it, but when he did, it was pretty obviously true. It still mystifies me that so many people wanted to wail in despair rather than nut up and support the God Emperor, but heresy never made sense to me in the first place.

As I said yesterday, Lefties and Cuckservatives engage in Virtue Signalling, Rightists and libertarians engage in Cynicism Signalling. We're so used to being betrayed that we simply expect it now. Seems some people here don't believe it's possible NOT to be betrayed, so they're looking for the tells so they can protect themselves emotionally. Sad.

All y'all need to get used to winning instead of losing.

Anonymous Stickwick April 14, 2017 3:51 PM  

Since I spilled the beans, everyone said it's okay to tell y'all that the group is called "Young Heaving Bosoms of Liberty."

Blogger Snidely Whiplash April 14, 2017 3:51 PM  

Javier wrote:So it's OK for people to beak promises?
THERE WAS NO SUCH PROMISE.
Any promise not to dump some missiles on Syria that you heard were completely hallucinatory.

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