Monday, October 31, 2016

Men of the West

It's good to see some of the Dread Ilk branching out and transforming the Alt-West from an abstract philosophical identity into material action. They've got a whole site full of material already, so I'll let their introductory post, Welcome to the Hard Right, speak for itself:
“Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
– H.L. Mencken

What is civilization?  It is expectation.  It is shared protocol.  It isn’t so much about what thing is done but how one does that thing.  The savage shows up at the local Wal-Mart in pajamas.  The civilized man shows up dressed within the socially acceptable norms.

Aha!  But what if pajamas are within the social norms?  Then you’re in a civilization of savages.   See, we have this notion that civilization is related to what we think of as civilized, but that is a lie.  The cannibals of the darkest jungle are a civilization.  But they are not civilized.

These are different concepts.  Most all of us come from some civilization, but to be considered civilized, you must abide by the protocols of the civilization you are currently inhabiting.

And make no mistake.  All civilizations are not equal.  Equality does not exist on this earth.  For example, you may admire the pygmies of New Guinea, but they haven’t launched a space program, have they?  They have produced no great works of art, have they?  Can you name their great composers?
Now that's some good rhetoric right there. The Hard Right. It's good, in that it is less abstract than Alt-West, less frightening than the Mil-Right, and less branded than the Alt-Right. As to what it is, well, you'll have to read Men of the West and find out.

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The dam is breaking

And the Trumpslide I'd predicted before the conventions now looms:
According to former Jimmy Carter pollster Pat Caddell, Hillary Clinton is hemorrhaging support as a result of the FBI announcement and we could see a repeat of the 1980 election when anti-establishment candidate Ronald Reagan won in a landslide.

Caddell drew comparisons to the 1980 presidential race, which was close right up until the final days before the electorate abandoned Carter and rallied around the anti-establishment candidate, leading to Reagan taking victory in a landslide.

Caddell noted that Carter’s entire campaign had been built around portraying Reagan as unqualified and “dangerous,” in a similar vein to how Clinton has demonized Trump. Caddell explained that the polling between Reagan and Carter was close up until the final weekend when “the dam broke” and Reagan shot ahead by ten points.

Stating that he had been looking at the data regarding unfavorability ratings for both Clinton and Trump, Caddell noted that since Friday, large numbers of voters had been structurally “moving against the status quo – the incumbent who is essentially Hillary Clinton.”
Interestingly enough, Drudge is now reporting that Hillary Clinton's unfavorability rating has hit record highs and now exceeds Donald Trump's. She has been such a historically horrible candidate that the net result of all her campaign spending was to lose 9 points of favorability since May 2015.

Sixty percent of voters view Hillary Clinton unfavorably, according to a ABC News/Washington Post poll released Monday morning, the highest level of unpopularity yet for the Democratic presidential nominee.

The difference, of course, is that plenty of people are going to vote for Trump despite their dislike of his bombastic personality. No white people who aren't drinking the Clinton Kool-Aid are going to vote for Hillary.

Meanwhile the early voting numbers look positive for the Trump campaign:
Trump communications advisor Jason Miller said on Breitbart News Sunday that Donald Trump has thousands of more early votes racked up than Mitt Romney did during this point in the 2012 election, giving them more momentum heading into the final week of the 2016 presidential election. “I want to give you a couple of early voting, absentee voting successes we’ve seen,” Miller told SiriusXM host Matthew Boyle. “We can talk about polls… But let me tell you about real votes coming in now in Florida. Republican numbers at this point are a combination of absentee voting and early voting. Republican numbers are up seven percent, and Democrat numbers are down ten percent. So, what does that mean?”
If the rest of the election follows that pattern, a 17-point turnaround means a Trumpslide.


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Cheetos McCuck on the Alt-Right

Poor old Glenn Beck has absolutely no idea what is coming for him or how thoroughly his feeble cuckservatism has rendered itself irrelevant:
There are words that you may not have ever heard before or heard sparingly. But now all of a sudden, they are everywhere. And other terms and ideas that were not a conservative driving force — for instance, trade barriers. That’s not conservative. How come trade barriers are now suddenly so huge? There are ideas that were never conservative, but most of us just go, “Huh. I must have missed something. All of a sudden, this is everywhere. I don’t know what that is.” The way they’re describing things with new spins, the ideas might sound really good. We just dismiss and support them or accept them. If you repost (phonetic), one of the easiest wonders to know, you are now entering the world of the alt-right is the cuckservative. That word was nowhere. What the hell is a cuckservative? Right? How many times have you thought of that?

STU: This is a weird segment, man. We started out with masturbation shows, and now we’re on to cuckservatives.

GLENN: Right. This is an easy sign to see that the writer has either been deeply influenced without his knowledge or is a member of the alt-right.

PAT: What is a cuckservative? I don’t know what that is.

STU: Yeah. Cuckold.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: It’s — eh. I mean, it’s not really stuff we can really talk about. But it’s basically — it started out as a racist slur, essentially.


STU: Saying that you don’t — you care so little, you’re giving up your wife to black people, is essentially the accusation. And when you are —

PAT: Oh, we’ve been cuckolded?

GLENN: Yes, yes.

PAT: Okay.

GLENN: But notice it has its roots in racism.

STU: Of course.

PAT: Uh-huh.

GLENN: So cuckservative is a cuckold and conservative put together.

PAT: Oh.

GLENN: This is a word specifically designed by the alt-right. So when you see that word, warning. That should be a warning sign. But most people are just like, “Yeah, I like that word, or what is that that word?” They either dismiss, it or they adopt it. Do not adopt it.
Cheetos McCuck doesn't understand the Alt-Right, he doesn't understand that the conservative movement is moribund, if not completely dead, and he doesn't understand that he can see what a cuckservative is by looking in the bloody mirror.

Look at these morons still trying to make hay out of being less racist than thou at a time when, as per Alt-Right expectations, white identity in America and nationalism in Europe is aggressively on the rise. And yet, they are STILL more determined to fight the Alt-Right than the globalist enemy that has repeatedly and thoroughly vanquished them.

At least he got this part right: It is causing the alt-right to — to have a fan base because they’re the only ones saying, “We have to stop this.”

That's why conservatives and cuckservatives alike are useless. Conservatives are too in love with their hypothetical propositions to be able to take a stand and cuckservatives are, above all, determined to avoid being called racist. Neither is in any shape to oppose the Alt-Right. They'll roll over for us even faster than they do for the globalists. As David French has demonstrated, all it takes is a few Pepe and oven memes to send them running away crying for help from the Left.

Glenn, if you want your listeners to know what a cuckservative is, you should probably have them read the definitive book on the subject, CUCKSERVATIVE: How "Conservatives" Betrayed America. As a bonus, they'll also understand why they find it increasingly hard to take anything you say seriously these days.
We as conservatives are for global trade. We are for — we’re not isolationists. We are not our country is better and your country sucks, so we should be able to destroy you. We should be proud of what we have, just like I’m proud of my country — my family. But that doesn’t make my family better than your family.

Globalist is now a term to describe anyone. Notice anyone who is for free trade, is now a globalist. People who were deep — deeply respected intellectual conservatives. Krauthammer, George Will, they’re now cuckservatives and globalists? Jonah Goldberg is now a globalist. I am now a globalist. That word is being thrown around everywhere. But it’s thrown around by people who are in the alt-right.
That's because free trade IS globalism, you gurning, Cheetos-dusted equalitarian cuck. Free trade REQUIRES the free movement of people who aren't any better or any different than anyone else and the total destruction of nations and national sovereignty to function.

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MAGA Mindset on audio - FREE

Stefan and Mike have decided to release the audiobook for free on YouTube before the election. Spread the word!

To support Mike's efforts, and for future reference, you can also buy the paperback. In other Castalia-related news, we're pleased to be able to say that books from both our Dragon-winners, John C. Wright and Nick Cole, are now available in hardcover and paperback.

John C. Wright
Nick Cole
I'm going with all three hardcovers myself; they will look fantastic on the bookshelves. Other Castalia books that will be out in print before Christmas include: The Nine Laws by Ivan Throne, The Missionaries by Owen Stanley, Back From the Dead by Rolf Nelson, and The Eden Plague by David Van Dyke.

UPDATE: In considerably less happy Castalia news, Jerry Pournelle's wife Roberta suffered a stroke on Saturday night. Please pray for her and Jerry.

Immigration and the rise of white identity

Given the long track record of left-liberal policies producing the exact opposite of the result expected, it should come as no surprise that social scientists are discovering that, far from eliminating racism, an increasingly diverse society is creating a cohesive trans-ethnic white identity in the United States:
In a study of white Americans’ attitudes and candidate preferences, we found that Trump’s success reflects the rise of “white identity politics”—an attempt to protect the collective interests of white voters via the ballot box. Whereas racial prejudice refers to animosity toward other racial groups, white identity reflects a sense of connection to fellow white Americans.

We’re not the first to tie Trump’s candidacy to white identity politics. But our data provide some of the clearest evidence that ongoing demographic changes in the United States are increasing white racial identity. White identity, in turn, is pushing white Americans to support Trump.

When we talk about white identity, we’re not referring to the alt-right fringe, the white nationalist movement or others who espouse racist beliefs. Rather, we’re talking about everyday white Americans who, perhaps for the first time, are racially conscious.

The concept of “garden variety” white racial identity stands in contrast to conventional wisdom. In the last three decades of scholarship on whiteness as a race, the prevailing view has been that most whites fail to notice their own whiteness. In a society dominated by white people, whiteness simply fades into the background. Just as fish fail to notice the water around them, whites are unlikely to think about how they are members of a distinct group.

Our research shows that the era of “white invisibility” is coming to a close.Endorsement of white identity politics was highest in heavily Hispanic neighborhoods and was strongly correlated with white racial identity. These results suggest that America’s growing ethnic diversity is creating a politicized form of white identity that has clear repercussions for future elections....

Why does it matter that whites’ politics are driven by concerns about the interests of their racial group? It suggests that racial bias increasingly reflects attention to the welfare of one’s own group rather than animus toward other groups. These collective concerns are only going to become more pronounced as the nation becomes more diverse.

Recent research in social psychology suggests that when whites engage in discrimination based on their perceived collective interests, it’s hard to convince them that such discrimination is wrong. After all, doesn’t every group have a right to prioritize its own members? We believe our results portend increasing difficulty in achieving the democratic aim of getting race out of American politics.
Once more, we see that the Alt-Right perspective is supported by science, logic, and history. It's conceptual models are predictive. The conservative perspective is not, and its conceptual models reliably fail to correctly predict future events, except occasionally disaster for the left-liberal models, which is rather like trying to take credit for predicting that gravity will still be operative tomorrow.

That is why Point 8 was included in the 16 Points of the Alt-Right.

The Alt Right is scientodific. It presumptively accepts the current conclusions of the scientific method (scientody), while understanding a) these conclusions are liable to future revision, b) that scientistry is susceptible to corruption, and c) that the so-called scientific consensus is not based on scientody, but democracy, and is therefore intrinsically unscientific.

Any movement that aligns itself with science, history, and correctly applied logic is much more likely to take positions that will eventually prove popular, even if they are initially despised, because events are always going to move in ways that favor their interpretations. This is why the Alt-Right is on the rise along with the development of white political identity in the USA. The only way to get race out of American politics is to deny the other races the ability to participate in the political process.

Also notice that it shows my interpretation of white identity as an American phenomenon appears to be correct, as Europeans are not facing anywhere near the same level of racial pressure, particularly not in a political sense. Here in Europe, the pressure is cultural and religious in nature, so I expect a cultural Christian identity to gradually arise in the lands that were once collectively known as Christendom.

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The two-bullet theory

Scott Adams presents his two-bullet theory to explain why Comey first covered for Hillary, then exposed her:
My movie says Comey had good evidence against Clinton during the initial investigation but made a judgement call to leave the decision to the American public. For reasons of conscience, and acting as a patriot, Comey explained in clear language to the public exactly what evidence the FBI found against Clinton. The evidence looked daming because it was. Under this interpretation, Comey took a bullet to his reputation for the sake of the Republic. He didn’t want the FBI to steal this important decision away from the people, but at the same time he couldn’t let the people decide blind. So he divulged the evidence and stepped away, like the action hero who doesn’t look back at the explosion.

In the second act of this movie, Comey learns that the Weiner laptop had emails that were so damning it would be a crime against the public to allow them to vote without first seeing a big red flag. And a flag was the best he could do because it was too early in the investigation to leak out bits and pieces of the evidence. That would violate Clinton’s rights.

But Comey couldn’t easily raise a red flag to warn the public because it was against FBI policy to announce a criminal investigation about a candidate so close to election day. So Comey had a choice of either taking another bullet for the Republic or screwing the very country that he has spent his career protecting.

In this movie, Comey did the hero thing. He alerted the public to the fact that the FBI found DISQUALIFYING information on the Weiner laptop. And he took a second bullet to his reputation.

How do I know the new emails are that bad?

I start by assuming Comey is the same man now as the one who was carefully vetted before being hired to protect the integrity of one of our most important institutions. And even Comey’s critics concede he’s smart.


The way you know the new emails are disqualifying for Clinton is because otherwise our hero would have privately informed Congress and honored the tradition of not influencing elections. Comey is smart enough to know his options. And unless he suddenly turned rotten at his current age, he’s got the character to jump in front of a second bullet for the Republic.

According to this movie, no matter who gets elected, we’ll eventually learn of something disqualifying in the Weiner emails.

And we can’t say we weren’t warned. Comey took two bullets to do it.
While I agree with Scott's conclusion that the emails have to be THAT bad in order to justify Comey's change of heart, I don't agree with his twice-heroic interpretation of Comey's actions. Comey strikes me more as someone who did the dirty the first time around, felt guilty about having failed in his duty, and when given the opportunity to do the right thing and redeem himself, leaped at the chance.

The fact that we have word of an internal rebellion at the FBI and his wife's initial disappointment in him tends to support this theory. The good news about the redemption theory is that having failed once, and having personally experienced the negative consequences of that failure, I expect Comey is much more likely to hold firm under fire this time around, especially given that he knows he will have the support of those around him. He's going to need it, too, because he is already coming under tremendous fire from some very powerful people.

Besides, if we're talking about movies, the Redemption motif is stronger than the Machiavellian Hero story.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Behind the revived FBI investigation

Andrew Napolitano provides some useful background for the recent revival of the investigation that has now unearthed some 650,000 emails, some of which appear to be related to Hillary's apparent malfeasance as Secretary of State.
When Clinton herself was interviewed on July 2 -- for only four hours, during which the interviewers seemed to some in the bureau to lack aggression, passion and determination -- some FBI agents privately came to the same conclusion as their former boss: The case was going sideways.

A few determined agents were frustrated by Clinton's professed lack of memory during her interview and her oblique reference to a recent head injury she had suffered as the probable cause of that. They sought to obtain her medical records to verify the gravity of her injury and to determine whether she had been truthful with them. They prepared the paperwork to obtain the records, only to have their request denied by Director Comey himself on July 4.

Then some agents did the unthinkable; they reached out to colleagues in the intelligence community and asked them to obtain Clinton's medical records so they could show them to Comey. We know that the National Security Agency can access anything that is stored digitally, including medical records. These communications took place late on July 4.

When Comey learned of these efforts, he headed them off the next morning with his now infamous news conference, in which he announced that Clinton would not be indicted because the FBI had determined that her behavior, though extremely careless, was not reckless, which is the legal standard in espionage cases. He then proceeded to recount the evidence against her. He did this, no doubt, to head off the agents who had sought the Clinton medical records, whom he suspected would leak evidence against her.

Three months later -- and just weeks before Clinton will probably be elected president -- we have learned that President Barack Obama regularly communicated with Clinton via her personal email servers about matters that the White House considered classified. That means that he lied when he told CBS News that he learned of the Clinton servers when the rest of us did.

We also learned this week that Andrew McCabe, Giacalone's successor as head of the FBI Washington field office and presently the No. 3 person in the FBI, is married to a woman to whom the Clinton money machine in Virginia funneled about $675,000 in lawful campaign funds for a failed 2015 run for the Virginia Senate. Comey apparently saw no conflict or appearance of impropriety in having the person in charge of the Clinton investigation in such an ethically challenged space.
It seems that Comey now understands that the corrupted officials at the FBI and the Justice Department can't keep the lid on their rebellious underlings any longer. Everyone at the FBI knows Hillary Clinton is corrupt, they've known it for years. But the hard evidence and the permission required to gather it has, historically, been lacking.

Perhaps it will finally see the light of day, as the FBI has now obtained a warrant to go through the emails not directly related to the Weiner case.

Things are getting crazy.

UPDATE: Kee-rikey... if this is true and the details are leaked to the Democratic Party elders, she will be forced to stand down whether she is willing to do so or not.

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Gab, the ADL, and the Alt-Right Gecko

A single phrase suffices to demonstrate why #Gab will outcompete #Twitter. And why I am on the former rather than the latter.

"The ADL can shove it."

Imagine a world without fear. Imaging speaking without self-censorship and cowering before the thought police. #SpeakFreely

For thus spake Andrew Torba:
Our logo is a frog. Gabby is not Pepe and never will be. This is why we chose a frog:

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me.  If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of frogs on your whole country.  The Nile will teem with frogs. They will come up into your palace and your bedroom and onto your bed, into the houses of your officials and on your people, and into your ovens and kneading troughs.  The frogs will come up on you and your people and all your officials.’”

But it's clearly not Pepe lol. Also Pepe is not a symbol of "hate speech." The ADL can shove it. He's a cartoon frog. If I slap a Nazi symbol on the McDonald's logo, is it now a hate symbol? (No) So how does this logic work for Pepe? Because the media told you so?
He's right. Gabby is not Pepe and is not Alt-Right. The ADL would do much better to turn their attention to Gramsky, the GEICO gecko, who is not only green, but is clearly an Alt-Right revolutionary.

Not only that, but Gramsky is also an avid supporter of Donald Trump. VFM on Twitter, you know what to do.

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NFL Week 8

This is the weekly open NFL thread. Meanwhile, NFL ratings continue to decline, but everyone even remotely associated with the NFL claims it has nothing - NOTHING - to do with the political antics of the players.

After seven weeks, the NFL has a problem. Whether the league wants it acknowledge it publicly or privately or will try to minimize it with damage-control doublespeak (“we don’t have fewer viewers, the same viewers are viewing less“), the NFL has a problem.

Ratings are down, every week in nearly every broadcasting window.

Speaking only for myself, I think my declining interest in the game is primarily due to instant replay. Between all the ticky-tack penalties and how long it takes to review every score and every turnover, I find that these days, I just don't have much interest in watching if the Vikings aren't playing.

If I ran the league, I'd keep instant replay and allow it to be used on one challenge per game by each coach. Any call or non-call by the officials would be reviewable. That way, only the most absolutely vital plays would ever be reviewed.

There are also too many games being televised. 12 PM, 3 PM, and Monday Night Football, plus two games on Thanksgiving, are sufficient. And a 14-game season would be to the benefit of the players' bodies, and likely, to the quality of the play as well. The NFL needs to understand that sometimes, less is more.


Dems to Hillary: "Step down, immediately"

The Chicago Tribune demands Hillary Clinton step down and relinquish the Democratic nomination:
If ruling Democrats hold themselves to the high moral standards they impose on the people they govern, they would follow a simple process:

They would demand that Mrs. Clinton step down, immediately, and let her vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, stand in her place.

Democrats should say, honestly, that with a new criminal investigation going on into events around her home-brew email server from the time she was secretary of state, having Clinton anywhere near the White House is just not a good idea.

Since Oct. 7, WikiLeaks has released 35,000 emails hacked from Clinton campaign boss John Podesta. Now WikiLeaks, no longer a neutral player but an active anti-Clinton agency, plans to release another 15,000 emails.

What if she is elected? Think of a nation suffering a bad economy and continuing chaos in the Middle East, and now also facing a criminal investigation of a president. Add to that congressional investigations and a public vision of Clinton as a Nixonian figure wandering the halls, wringing her hands.

The best thing would be for Democrats to ask her to step down now. It would be the most responsible thing to do, if the nation were more important to them than power. And the American news media — fairly or not firmly identified in the public mind as Mrs. Clinton's political action committee — should begin demanding it.
They don't believe she'll do it. But she should step down. It will be less humiliating. Because whether she steps down or not, a Trumpslide looms. The New York Times's own poll of Florida, taken before Comey's unexpected announcement, has Trump +4; a five-point gain in just a month.
If you take a step back from tribal politics, you'll see that Mrs. Clinton has clearly disqualified herself from ever coming near classified information again. If she were a young person straight out of grad school hoping to land a government job, Hillary Clinton would be laughed out of Washington with her record. She'd never be hired.

As secretary of state she kept classified documents on the home-brew server in her basement, which is against the law. She lied about it to the American people. She couldn't remember details dozens of times when questioned by the FBI. Her aides destroyed evidence by BleachBit and hammers. Her husband, Bill, met secretly on an airport tarmac with Attorney General Loretta Lynch for about a half-hour, and all they said they talked about was golf and the grandkids.
Hillary is done. She is pining for the fjords. It looks like Google may have just ditched Hillary as well, as they're finally allowing negative autocompletes concerning her. This is what the beginning of a preference cascade looks like.

How fortunate that she has a credible health issue to blame.

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Those independents sure decide fast!

Amazing how these "undecideds" suddenly make up their minds with such rapidity and decisiveness after such a long period of indecision:
Donald Trump has wiped out Hillary Clinton's comfortable lead, with the Democratic candidate dropping in the polls just 11 days before the election. Clinton now leads by just two points with 47 per cent to Trump's 45 according to the poll put together by ABC and The Washington Post. At the start of the week, she held a comfortable advantage over her opponent with 50 to his 38.
These were polls carried out BEFORE the FBI announced it was reopening emails investigation. The truth is that Hillary never had a 12-point lead over Trump or anyone else. It was nothing more than the usual attempt to manage public opinion by the mainstream media.

Of course, they have to dial back their attempts right before the election in order to retain their credibility for the next time. Hence the "late-breaking independents" and "undecideds making up their minds". As Scott Adams said over a month ago, no one is undecided about Hillary Clinton; she's been a public figure for nearly 30 years.

Zerohedge notes a key admission in the way the latest poll was conducted. "Changes in the poll’s latest four nights compared with the previous four are not mainly about people shifting in their candidate preference, but about changes in who’s intending to vote."

Translation: the oft-heard narrative about late-deciding independents tightening the polls is a false one.

Zerohedge also observes two more relevant facts: "Ironically, these new results do not reflect the latest FBI bombshell as polling was concluded on October 27th and it still includes an 8-point sampling advantage for democrats."

It is still true that the state polls in the battleground states are the important ones. But the known unknown there is the extent to which they have been manipulated in the same way.

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Gosh, a lot of people would like to kick him

Captain Underoos is delusional enough to think that he had a chance to win the Republican nomination in 2016:
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee said he often asks himself why he did not run again and expressed regret for not doing a “better job” communicating his conservative economic message to the public.

“I get asked on a regular basis, ‘Boy, why aren’t you running this year?’ I ask myself that now and then too. But I did that once,” Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, said at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Legal Reform Summit this week in D.C.

Romney said the general public might have gotten the wrong impression about his economic plans.

“People on the other side of the aisle have made that a centerpiece of their campaigns, which is the idea of income inequality and the lack of progress for middle-income families, and it’s something which, gosh, I kick myself as a Republican nominee for president for having not done a better job communicating this,” he said.

“When you speak, as you do in a primary, to people who are strong Republicans and conservatives, you begin to speak in shorthand because they've heard the kind of remarks that I'd make, they've heard it time and again, and they sort of understand what you mean. So when I'm talking about making America the most attractive place in the world for entrepreneurs, and when I want to make America a terrific place for small business and big business, when I want to see corporations thrive and grow in America, what my primary audience hears is something which they can connect with,” he added.
The reason Romney didn't run again is because a) no one except Wall Street and the Fortune 1000 supported his globalist economic plans and they are supporting Hillary anyhow, b) he's a terrible and incompetent candidate, and, c) he would have gotten fewer votes than Jeb Bush.

No Americans trust the globalist Republicans anymore or are buying their immigrant-in-a-poker program. Trickle-down economics trickled down only to the H1Bs and immigrants. The ironic thing is that Mormons may be the only portion of the electorate dumb enough to collectively a) reject racial identity politics while simultaneously b) practicing aggressive religious identity politics.

You can get offended by my observation if you like, but you can hardly deny it. Taken as a political demographic, Mormons won't vote for white American interests, but they'll vote for a Mormon every single time.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

She's in trouble

And the Democrats know it. This isn't something that the media can simply paper over:
Hillary Clinton’s allies were cast into a state of anger and disbelief over the FBI’s stunning announcement that it is reviewing new emails “pertinent” to Clinton’s use of a private email server. That shocking development — revealed in a letter to Congress by FBI Director James Comey — pushed some of Clinton’s allies past the boiling point.

They said they were “dumbfounded” by the revelation that the new FBI review may have been spurred by a separate investigation into Anthony Weiner sending lewd texts to a minor. Weiner is separated from wife Huma Abedin, one of Clinton’s closest aides.

And they worried that Clinton’s unconventional email arrangement had finally caught up to her and might imperil her presidential bid less than two weeks before Election Day.

“I'm livid, actually,” one Clinton surrogate told The Hill. “This has turned into malpractice. It's an unforced error at this point. I have no idea what Comey is up to but the idea this email issue is popping back up again is outrageous. It never should have occurred in the first place. Someone somewhere should have told her no. And they didn't and now we're all paying the price.”
And October isn't over yet....

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The loosening grip of empire

Fred Reed explains why the Empire needs a war:
The United States is not in danger. The Empire is. This is not good. Empires, the Soviet Union notwithstanding, seldom go quietly. Either Washington gambles on war of some sort against Russia, or Russia and China, in the desperate hope of reversing things, or the Empire gets slowly eaten. Or not so slowly. Once one country pries itself loose, many may rush for the door.

New York may go for calculated war against Russia–say, cyberwar expected not to turn into shooting war, shooting war in Syria not expected to turn into global shooting war, global shooting war not expected to turn into nuclear war. This will be a crapshoot. Note that America has badly misguessed the outcomes of every war since Korea.

This is why the American election actually matters, unusual in Presidential contests. It is Blowhard against Corruption, a swell choice, but Trump is firmly against war with Russia, and Hillary for. Her military understanding is that of a fried egg.

The woman is both a fool and a knave but, it seems, Trump has talked trash, and therefore she will likely be President. Weirdly, the future of the world depends on how an excited electorate of political middle-schoolers responds to one candidate’s dirty talk. From a curmudgeon’s point of view, it is pretty funny. It is funnier if one lives outside of the radiation footprint.

But back to business. The seaboard Axis of Evil needs a war because almost every tide runs against it. Proximately, the Axis has pushed China, Russia, and Iran together against the Empire. (First rule of empire: Do not let the dissidents unite.) Many signs suggest that the world, or much of it, is beginning to see China as its future. The BRICS, the SCO, the NDB, the AAIB–all exclude the US. China becomes the major trading partner of country after country. The twilight deepens.
I find it very difficult to believe that the Imperial USA is dumb enough to directly start a war with either Russia or China. But I don't find it at all difficult to believe that they are foolish enough to expand the current wars-by-proxy and risk a disproportionate response by one or more of the enemies they have unnecessarily provoked.

A Hillary presidency doesn't expressly guarantee war, but it does make it the obvious probability. This is something the NeverTrumpers clearly never considered before they struck their epically stupid poses. Hillary is a servant of Empire. Trump is an opponent, which, of course, is why he is so often lumped in with Vladimir Putin.

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"The woman is a disaster!"

Camille Paglia on Hillary Clinton:
Talking to Camille Paglia is like approaching a machine gun: madness to stick your head up and ask a question, unless you want your brain blown apart by the answer, but a visceral delight to watch as she obliterates every subject in sight. Most of the time she does this for kicks. It’s only on turning to Hillary Clinton that she perpetrates an actual murder: of Clinton II’s most cherished claim, that her becoming 45th president of the United States would represent a feminist triumph.

‘In order to run for president of the United States, you have to spend two or three years of your life out on the road constantly asking for money and most women find that life too harsh, too draining,’ Paglia argues. ‘That is why we haven’t had a woman president in the United States — not because we haven’t been ready for one, for heaven’s sakes, for a very long time…’

Hillary hasn’t suffered — Paglia continues — because she is a woman. She has shamelessly exploited the fact: ‘It’s an outrage how she’s played the gender card. She is a woman without accomplishment. “I sponsored or co-sponsored 400 bills.” Oh really? These were bills to rename bridges and so forth. And the things she has accomplished have been like the destabilisation of North Africa, causing refugees to flood into Italy… The woman is a disaster!’
La Paglia may occasionally take a while to come around, but she always provides an interesting take on things. And, as usual, she does not disappoint.


Hillary Clinton supports rigged elections

It's a matter of public record. And there is even a recording:
Speaking to the Jewish Press about the January 25, 2006, election for the second Palestinian Legislative Council (the legislature of the Palestinian National Authority), Clinton weighed in about the result, which was a resounding victory for Hamas (74 seats) over the U.S.-preferred Fatah (45 seats).

“I do not think we should have pushed for an election in the Palestinian territories. I think that was a big mistake,” said Sen. Clinton. “And if we were going to push for an election, then we should have made sure that we did something to determine who was going to win.”

Chomsky recalls being taken aback that “anyone could support the idea—offered by a national political leader, no less—that the U.S. should be in the business of fixing foreign elections.”
Hillary Clinton shouldn't even be running for office. Even by the very low standards of national politicians, her corruption and dishonesty know no bounds.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

FBI reopens Clinton investigation

I can't believe Anthony Weiner hasn't been Arkansased yet. He's a walking, talking political disaster for Hillary Clinton and the Democrats.
Federal law enforcement officials said Friday that the new emails uncovered in the closed investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server were discovered after the F.B.I. seized electronic devices belonging to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Mrs. Clinton, and her husband, Anthony Weiner.

The F.B.I. is investigating illicit text messages that Mr. Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina. The bureau told Congress on Friday that it had uncovered new emails related to the Clinton case — one federal official said they numbered in the thousands — potentially reigniting an issue that has weighed on the presidential campaign and offering a lifeline to Donald J. Trump less than two weeks before the election.

In a letter to Congress, the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, said that emails had surfaced in an unrelated case, and that they “appear to be pertinent to the investigation.”
I doubt this will have much impact on the election, but one never knows.


Draft our Daughters

We're all equal, right? And it's the Current Year! Vote for Hillary Clinton, so American girls can go off to fight Russian and Chinese men.

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The demographic conquest of America

In two pictures:

You may not see race. But race sees you. There is another, more accurate term for "proposition nation". And that is "not-a-nation".

Let reason and conservative principles shut the fuck up when observable consequences falsify their conclusions. People of color are not protecting America from fascism, they are turning Americans into ultras.

Meanwhile, in response to a previous post, a reader admits that a mixed-race background does not negate the historical patterns, it merely complicates their consequences:
Some hard truths in this one for me personally, but ones which have been demonstrated by own mixed Han/Caucasian family. Two adult children who can each pass for one race but not the other. They have sorted themselves accordingly with one moving to a Han-majority country and the other to a Caucasian-majority country. They each date exclusively from the race that matches their appearance. This was accomplished without any prodding from my wife or myself.
That's what it means when they say "your skin is your uniform". The problem is that as the level of ethnic strife rises, one's ability to make these decisions is constricted by the willingness of groups to accept those on the margins. I expect there will be hundreds of thousands of families riven and ruined by their past racial indifference and virtue-signaling.

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SkyNet calls it for Trump

Now a Trumpslide is guaranteed. The AIs predict his victory:
An artificial intelligence (AI) system that correctly predicted the last three U.S. presidential elections puts Republican nominee Donald Trump ahead of Democrat rival Hillary Clinton in the race to the White House.

MogIA was developed by Sanjiv Rai, the founder of Indian start-up It takes in 20 million data points from public platforms including Google, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in the U.S. and then analyzes the information to create predictions.

The AI system was created in 2004, so it has been getting smarter all the time. It had already correctly predicted the results of the Democrat and Republican Primaries.

Data such as engagement with tweets or Facebook Live videos have been taken into account. The result is that Trump has overtaken the engagement numbers of Barack Obama's peak in 2008 – the year he came into power – by 25 percent.
Some people worry that George Soros will rig the voting machines. I think it may be the Clinton camp that should be concerned that SkyNet will be putting its digital thumb on the scale.

Who are you going to believe anyhow, pseudo-statistical polls concocted by the hoax media or the next stage in sentient evolution?

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Not guilty in Oregon

A welcome smackdown to federal prosecutorial overreach:
A jury Thursday delivered a stunning across-the-board acquittal to the leaders and participants in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation and a remarkable blow to the federal government as it tries to tamp down a national movement led by a Nevada family to open public lands to ranchers, miners and loggers. The verdicts finding Ammon Bundy, older brother Ryan Bundy and five others not guilty of a federal conspiracy drew elation from defense attorneys who spent five weeks arguing that the armed takeover amounted to a time-honored tradition of First Amendment protest and civil disobedience.
I can't help but wonder if this isn't, in part, a consequence of the total refusal of the local, state, and federal authorities to respond in any serious matter to all the Black Lives Matter protests this summer.

The one thing is clear is that white people across the country are increasingly beginning to understand that the federal government and its agencies are not on their side. The days of using the equivalent of "broken taillight" laws to lock up enemies of the state may be coming to an end.

It certainly was the right verdict, considering that the "crime" of which the men were actually accused was a conspiracy to prevent federal employees from going to work.

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Tears of a Cuck

David French demonstrates that he definitely wasn't the man for the job as he cries about how mean the Alt-Right is to NPR, of all places:
In September or mid-September of last year, I had noticed that Ann Coulter, who is a very prominent supporter of Donald Trump, was tweeting out a lot of thoughts that are common to this part of the right - even though I hate to even call them part of the right, they call themselves part of the right - called the alt-right that were explicitly white nationalist in their tone and tenor. And so I wrote in our group blog on National Review called The Corner that Ann Coulter was deliberately appealing to these people. And I - and basically and politely said this is something that's inexcusable and it has no place in the conservative movement.

And then I had no idea what was about to happen next. My Twitter feed basically exploded. I have - did not have that many followers - in the thousands, certainly not like the more prominent folks in politics, but it was unbelievable. I began to see images, for example, of my youngest daughter, who we adopted from Ethiopia many years ago, who at the time was 7 years old - images of her in a gas chamber with a - Donald Trump in an SS uniform about to push the button to kill her. I saw images of her Photoshopped or, you know, artist's rendering of her face in slave fields.

I was called all manner of unbelievable names, which is kind of par for the course for Twitter, but among them was this term that has gained currency in recent years called cuckservatives. Cuckservative is somebody who's been cuckolded by the establishment, by the liberal elite. And then people began to refer to my wife as having sex with black men when I was deployed to Iraq in 2007, 2008. And it just descended from there. And that's a side of Twitter I know that others had experienced, but I had certainly never experienced it before. And then it just got worse.

GROSS: So this was all because you criticized Ann Coulter?

FRENCH: Yes, it was because I - not just criticized Ann Coulter. I mean, that happens all the time. I mean, she's a frequent target of criticism. It's because I criticized this group called the alt-right. It's - and for, you know, those who don't know what the alt-right is, it's a collection of mostly younger people who are rebelling against mainstream conservatism, rebelling against progressive liberalism and have really began to adopt white nationalism, white identity politics.
All I did was politely try to John Birch conservatism's most popular writer out of conservatism! And then they were mean to me! They sent me pictures!

The horra, the horra.....

What all this whining indicates is that the ruthless, relentless meming of the Alt-Right is effective. When they cry racist, send them King Kong and field hand memes. When they cry anti-Semitism, send them swastika and oven memes. The reason they are attempting to ban memes from social media is because it is powerfully effective rhetoric. It is rhetoric that resonates and persuades.

White nationalism and white identity politics are the future for whites. The inescapable future. There is no future for "I don't see color" posing anymore, because even if you want to pretend you don't - and we all know you do, because you make such a particular point of your faux moral preening - every single black, Muslim, Jew, Japanese, Han, Mexican, and Pakistani most certainly does. They see more than color, they see culture and creed too. Even if you're unwilling to accept that your color, culture, and creed is your uniform, all of those things will be their target.

And if we're lucky, you will be what you'll superficially pass for.

I understand this is difficult to accept for those with mixed blood or mixed families. It doesn't matter. Human nature has not changed. The patterns of history have not changed. Ethnic conflict and ethnic cleansing are going to happen in the United States just as they have happened in almost every other polity that allowed itself to become seriously mixed. Homogeneous societies do not appear ex nihilo, they are born from heterogeneous societies.

Guess how?

In fact, the primary reason the ethnic conflict now taking place in the USA is happening at a relatively low level is because the ethnic cleansing is still voluntary. We call it "white flight" and "Hispanization", but the effect is still the same. Don't delude yourself. The socio-political disintegration of the USA is already underway. By the time the mainstream notices and is willing to admit what it is and why it is happening, it will be far late to even slow the process down.

In the meantime, enjoy this confession:
I know journalist after journalist, writer after writer, public figure after public figure who literally dreads opening their Twitter app right now.
Give them the gift of fear. They deserve it, for they are the 999 lying mouths of the Devil.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Democracy and demographics

California used to be a reliable Republican state. Not so much anymore.
When 818,000 voters in Los Angeles County fill out their ballots this election, they will find themselves in strange political territory: The only Republican names they’ll see will be presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence.

In this GOP “dead zone” — spanning parts of five congressional districts, five state Assembly districts and one state Senate district — not a single Republican candidate made it on to the November ballot.

Instead, all but three of the candidates in those races will be Democrats. In two races voters can choose Libertarian Party candidates who mounted successful write-in campaigns during the primary. And in an East Los Angeles congressional race, an Air Force medic is mounting a bare-bones campaign as an independent against Lucille Roybal-Allard.

This scenario is the result of California’s relatively new, voter-approved primary system in which the two candidates who finish with the most votes in the June election go on to the general election — even if they are from the same party.

For the first time in a statewide contest, voters have two Democrats only to choose between in the open U.S. Senate contest between California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Loretta Sanchez.

But for those 818,000 voters in parts of Los Angeles County, such as the San Fernando Valley and Central Los Angeles, the dearth of GOP options stretches much further down the ballot, according to an analysis of voter registration conducted for The Times by Political Data Inc.
Immigration always has consequences, but the consequences are realized faster in a democracy.

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A year of Dark Triad

Congratulations to Castalia author Ivan Throne, who is observing the one-year-anniversary of his blog, Dark Triad Man by sharing some of the lessons he learned along the way:
The first year of social media is hard.

I don’t like Facebook. It is a time sink, most of its users are not my audience, and I needed traction fast. That is why I settled on Twitter and began to learn how it works.

It is an insane platform, rampantly infected (and managed) by social justice warriors. I saw that as a benefit. I am here to test out my work in the real world, to subject it to adversaries and criticism, along with the expected mockery from those who oppose my perspectives, my differentation and of course my message.

There were plenty of envious trolls, shrieking feminists, whining cucks, sobbing peasants, gormless chattel and febrile incompetents who decided to insult, harass and stalk me across social media. It was absolutely delightful and every one of them has my thanks for being a part of the churl shooting gallery that social media affords.

Trolls and haters are fun. They are the icing on the cake of the real work. And that real work is very serious, and has strict parameters.

I followed several rules as I delivered Dark Triad Man and built my audience:

1. Blunt, ruthless honesty in my observations and message.

2. Delivery of real world training for readers on top of perspective.

3. Multiple channels of media that entwine and reinforce.

4. Absolute quality of writing, layout, presentation and brand.

5. Rapidity in applying lessons learned to the enterprise.

Everything I do at Dark Triad Man follows these overarching values.
One of the things I liked about Ivan from the beginning is that he is a fearless and ferocious fighter. The reason that I signed his book, The Nine Laws, is because I knew that his determined approach was, sooner or later, going to make him successful. I figured we would be wise to make an early ally of a man who may well become more influential than any of us one day.

There are a few men I wouldn't bet against for various reasons. Ivan Throne is one of them. One should never judge a man by what he is, or what he was, but rather, by what he may become.

I don't like Facebook either.


Missing: US air supremacy

With the addition of their small naval force, Russians are creating a you-can-fly-but-you-probably-shouldn't zone over Syria.
The combined capabilities of the Russian naval task force and the S-300/S-400 missiles deployed in Syria give the Russians a world-class air-defense capability. If needed the Russians could even throw in A-50 AWACs from Russia protected by MiG-31BMs. What most observers do not realize that is that SA-N-6 “Grumble” which forms the core of the air defenses of the Peter the Great is a S-300FM, the modernized naval variant of the S-300. It is also capable of the amazing Mach 6 speed, has 150km range, an added infrared terminal capability, a track-via-missile guidance system which allows it to engage ballistic missiles and an altitude envelope of 27,000m. And, guess what – the Peter the Great has 48 such missiles (in 20 launchers), roughly the equivalent of 12 S-300 batteries (assuming 4 launchers per battery).

One of the major weaknesses of the Russian deployment in Syria has been the relative low number of missiles the Russians could fire at any one time. The US/NATO could simply saturate Russian defenses with large numbers of missiles. Frankly, they can still do it, but this has now become much, much harder.

Can the Russians now stop a US attack on Syria?

Probably not.

But they can make it much harder and dramatically less effective.

First, as soon as the Americans fire, the Russians will see it and they will warn the Syrian and Russian armed forces. Since the Russians will be able to track every US missile, they will be able to pass on the data to all the air defense crews who will be ready by the time the missiles arrive. Furthermore, once the missiles get close, the Russians will be able to shoot down a lot of them, making it necessary for the Americans to conduct battle damage assessment from space and then re-strike the same targets many times over.

Second, stealth or no stealth, I don’t believe that the USN or the USAF will risk flying into Russian controlled airspace or, if it does, this will be a short-lived experiment. I believe that the Russian presence in Syria will make any attack on Syria a “missile only” attack. Unless the Americans take down the Russian air defenses, which they could only if they want to start WWIII, US aircraft will have to stay outside the Syrian skies. And that means that the Russians have basically created their own no-fly zone over Syria and a US no-fly zone is now impossible to achieve.
This marks the first time that the USA has lost air supremacy in an active conflict in decades. It is yet another sign of a crumbling empire with declining military power. The danger of a Hillary presidency is that she is likely to make the mistake of past crumbling empires in military decline, which is to fail to recognize the significance of that decline, and, through overconfidence, order military action that will lead to defeat.

Neither the US military nor the USA itself is what it was in the 1980s. It is no longer the nation nor the country that won the Cold War. Donald Trump recognizes this, hence his call to Make America Great Again, which is another way of saying Make the USA American Again.

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How to get a free signed book from Mike Cernovich

Remember what I said about "relentless self-promotion"? This is what it looks like in action. No sooner did I tell Mike that the Castalia-produced paperback was now available through the distribution system than he concocted a plan to promote it through the bookstores.
MAGA Mindset is available in paperback and hardcover. To get it stocked in book store, we need to create demand for it. This is where you can help me, and I’ll help you.

Go into your local bookstore. Ask them to special order MAGA Mindset in paperback for you. If they can’t find it by title, give them this ISBN: 9789527065921

You can ask any bookstore to order it for you.

When your book arrives, email a copy of your receipt to

I will send you a bonus signed copy of any of my other books. (Shipping is on me.)
  • Gorilla Mindset
  • Danger & Play: Essays on Masculinity
  • MAGA Mindset
Buy one, get a signed copy free. The offer is good internationally. And I can assure you, after you read MAGA Mindset, you'll want a second copy to give to a friend, a brother, or a son anyhow. It's a short, vicious, gut-punch of wake-up-and-smell-the-bullshit reality.

And while we're on the subject of Cernovich - again - he put up an excellent post on why the Left has been winning based on his observations made during the time he spent doing on-the-ground reporting in Europe and the USA this summer.
Conservatives fund feckless think tanks, the left funds media and entertainment. That’s why the left is winning.

There’s no exhaustive list of conservative think tanks, though research reveals there are hundreds.

What have these think tanks conserved? Think tanks can’t even prevent the financial ruin of impoverished bakers who didn’t want to perform a trivial act like baking a wedding cake for a gay wedding. (I can understand requiring doctors to treat gay people, medicine is an essential service. In what world can’t a gay couple find someone else to make a cake?)

Conservative think tanks are a complete waste of money. The NRA is the most effective conservative group, and that’s due to its political activism. The right doesn’t need yet another stately-looking “think paper.” The right needs news media, films, and cultural icons.

Original reporting is almost exclusively monopolized by the left.

How much original reporting is being done by the right? A blog post about an article someone else wrote is not original reporting. It’s commentary, and commentary is useful. But it’s not reporting.

We do more journalism via my social media than 99% of “conservative media.”

My readers got into the habit of attending Hillary rallies and showing pictures of the small crowds. That’s real journalism. Why wasn’t Ben Shapiro of Daily Wire sending people to rallies? Where was National Review? What about Weekly Standard?

The sophisticated right hates on Alex Jones. You know what? Fuck the haters. I’ve seen Alex Jones’ people everywhere doing original reporting. Joe Biggs was in Haiti right now investigating Clinton Foundation fraud.

Breitbart also sends reporters into the field to cover actual stories.

The right doesn’t need more “commentary,” or “think tanks,” or “media watch dogs.” The right needs more journalists who are in the field breaking news.

Brent Bozell is earning $400,000 running a “non-profit” media “watch dog” site. That fat egg head at Weekly Standard earns $500,000 a year. What good have they done? Show me their actual cultural impact. You can’t. They have no impact.

Rich idiots keep shoveling money into more zero-impact projects.
Mike is absolutely right. Think about how much money has been wasted, on Jonah Goldberg crying about everyone from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump, Ben Shapiro crying about the Alt-Right, John Podhoretz and Bill Kristol crying about everyone who doesn't blindly support immigration and Israel, and Brent Bozell watching the media, when compared to the amount the Original Galaxians spent on making Infogalactic happen.

The Right cries and appeals to whom? Who do they think is going to do anything about their reactionary claims that "Democrats are the real racists", "All lives matter", "Hispanics are natural conservatives" and so forth. Meanwhile, the Left has funded all the social media giants that are literally telling Americans what they can think and what they can say.

This is why the Alt Right is destined to replace the conservative movement. They're about crying and complaining. We're about creating institutions. They are reactionaries. We are revolutionaries. They're about whining. We're about winning.

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What are they going to do, invade?

Perhaps Theresa May will succeed where Napoleon and Hitler failed:
Britain is sending hundreds of soldiers and hardware to Russia's borders as part of a huge military deployment. A total of 800 troops, drones and tanks are moving to Estonia next spring, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said.

The move is part of the biggest military build up of NATO troops on Russia's borders since the Cold War.

Mr Fallon said the deployment of the battalion, supported by French and Danish troops, will start from May 2017.
800 whole troops. It raises an obvious question: if Britain invaded Russia in 2017, would the Russians even notice?

After all, the British are being invaded by more migrants from the Calais jungle alone than that. Perhaps the British are thinking that if they tell the Russians their soldiers are refugees, Putin will surrender.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A WikiLeaks summary

Break usefully summarizes the massive WikiLeaks email dump in a manner the average reader can follow:
As of tonight, WikiLeaks has now released roughly 32,000 out of the 50,000 emails that it claims to have obtained from John Podesta’s hacked email account. If that weren’t enough, James O’Keefe and his whistle-blowing organization, Project Veritas, is in the process of releasing a video series that is packed with damning evidence against the Hillary Clinton campaign machine.

Both the Podesta emails and the O’Keefe videos paint a clear picture of a rigged election; predictably, both have been met with virtual radio silence on behalf of the mainstream media. With so many facts flying around and so much diversion from the Clinton camp and beyond, it can be difficult to figure out what is truly going on. This article aims to help sort everything out.

WIKILEAKS – What is it?

WikiLeaks is a non-profit organization founded by Julian Assange in 2006. Its stated purpose is to hold world governments accountable by bringing the truth to light, usually by obtaining sensitive “leaked” documents and publishing them on the internet. Since its inception, WikiLeaks and Assange have been involved in a dizzying number of diplomatic controversies due to the organization’s penchant for embarrassing powerful leaders around the globe.

Since 2012, Assange has been operating out of the Ecuador embassy in London, who granted him asylum after he had been charged by Swedish authorities for rape. Assange has soundly denied the charges, insisting that they are part of the American government’s ploy to extradite him and stem the flow of its secret internal documents.

What do the Podesta leaks contain?

It is important to emphasize that the leaks represent an enormous cross-section of Podesta’s emails. That means that many of the emails are simply mundane work emails of no importance to the American public.

The rest of the emails, however, unearth a complex and cozy web of connections: one between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee back in the primary; various ties between the Clinton Foundation and several foreign powers with dubious motives; and an insidious marriage of the Clinton machine and the mainstream media.
If you're not entirely certain what the emails contain, or why they are significant, this is a useful guide to what has been released to date.

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Speaking of promoting Mike Cernovich, the Indy King, Vaughn Heppner, who with BV Larson and soon-to-be Castalia author David VanDyke is one of the three big dogs of military science fiction, recommends Mike Cernovich's GORILLA MINDSET as one of his three picks for Amazon's Powered by INDIE:
"GORILLA MINDSET is an awesome read for those who want to learn how to control their thoughts and thereby their actions. Mike Cernovich is a straight shooter who tells it like it is. In today’s world, that is a welcome relief."
If you liked GORILLA MINDSET, I can guarantee that you're going to like MAGA MINDSET: Making YOU and America Great Again. Now in paperback from Castalia House.

Also, I recommend Vaughn Heppner's books, particularly if you happen to be inclined towards men with large quantities of futuristic weaponry at their disposal completely failing to abide by Gene Roddenberry's ideal of non-violent interaction and achieving one's objectives through diplomacy, communication, and mutual understanding.

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A vote for Hillary

Is a vote for World War III. Literally.
On Syria's civil war, Trump said Clinton could drag the United States into a world war with a more aggressive posture toward resolving the conflict.

Clinton has called for the establishment of a no-fly zone and “safe zones” on the ground to protect non-combatants. Some analysts fear that protecting those zones could bring the United States into direct conflict with Russian fighter jets.

"What we should do is focus on ISIS. We should not be focusing on Syria," said Trump as he dined on fried eggs and sausage at his Trump National Doral golf resort. "You’re going to end up in World War Three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton.

"You’re not fighting Syria any more, you’re fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right? Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk," he said.
It's good to see Donald Trump pointing out that Hillary will, indubitably, order the US armed forces into war with Russia. However, the real issue isn't the proxy war in Syria, but rather, the provocative encroachments in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

The reason Hillary will start WWIII is because she will try to expand NATO to cover Ukraine, which Russia simply will not permit.

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Mailvox: why doesn't Mike Cernovich promote me?

Mike C asks a leading question:
  • How come Mike Cernovich always promotes himself?
  • You promote him.
  • But he never promotes you?
  • His ideal list of speakers include Milo, and others.
  • He says that he and Milo are the only ones on the right doing social properly.
  • He doesn't let you share his platform, but you are always promoting him, and sharing your platform.
-Will surely be labeled a concern troll
Concern troll? I don't suspect you of being a concern troll. I suspect you of being Mike Cernovich. But let's assume, for the sake of argument, that the questioner is neither a self-promoting Mike Cernovich nor a concern troll. In answer to the questions:

  1. Mike Cernovich always promotes himself because he started from zero, with nothing but mindset, vision, and audacity. He has gone from nothing to one of the most influential political figures on social media through relentlessly effective self-promotion. And since Mike has not yet met his objective - which he reveals in his new bestseller, MAGA Mindset - he has to continue self-promoting. You don't supplant the hoax media by putting on a bow tie, crossing your legs, and doing your most genteel imitation of George Will. You do it by making damn sure that no one is able to ignore you or pretend you don't exist.
  2. It's absolutely false to say Mike doesn't promote me. I had to talk him out of putting my name on the cover of MAGA Mindset. Mike regularly mentions me, praises my editing of his book, wrote the introduction to Cuckservative, and links to this blog from both Twitter and Danger & Play. Of course, he can't link to it from Twitter now without risking having his account locked, so he's wise to avoid doing so.
  3. Milo is a better speaker than I am. So are a lot of people. I'm not offended that I'm not on his short list of ideal speakers, especially because I never give public speeches anywhere.
  4. He and Milo are doing social media properly. They have an order of magnitude more social media followers than I do. As Mike himself has told me, I don't tweet enough. I'm sure he's right, but a one-way, 140-character-limited medium is simply not my preferred one. I prefer the environment of a blog with comments, probably to my short-term detriment.
  5. Why would I want to share his platform? I haven't even used my own Twitter account in weeks. Also, as the Lead Editor of Castalia House, I am his publisher. I have a responsibility to promote our authors, Mike included. As an author, he has no responsibility whatsoever to return the favor by promoting Castalia House... even though he has done us the very great favor of choosing to publish with us when he could have simply self-published again instead.
To put it plainly, Mike has done more for me than I have done for him. He is an utterly reliable ally, a trustworthy friend, and he has an important message that many people need to hear. I know they do, because I needed to hear it myself. I can tell you right now that without Mike Cernovich, Infogalactic would not exist.

So, I am entirely content to continue to promote him, and his excellent works, whether he happens to see fit to mention me again in the future or not. After all, what has Haruki Murakami ever done for me?

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Trump takes lead in Florida

Mirabile dictu, the poll gap is closing! Who could have ever seen that coming?
Donald Trump has a slim advantage in Florida as critical independent voters narrowly break his way in the must-win battleground state, a Bloomberg Politics poll shows. The Republican presidential nominee has 45 percent to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 43 percent among likely voters when third-party candidates are included, the poll found. In a hypothetical two-way race, Trump has 46 percent to Clinton’s 45 percent. Florida, one of two states Trump calls home, is rated by major election forecasters as a toss-up or leaning toward Clinton.
And now Pennsylvania is, miraculously, unexpectedly, in play:

The candidates in the General Election for President of the United States are the Republican Donald Trump, the Democrat Hillary Clinton and the Libertarian Gary Johnson or someone else. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote? 

Donald Trump:42%
Hillary Clinton:45%
Gary Johnson:5%
Someone else:1%

Isn't it remarkable how the independents are, only now, beginning to make up their minds? Why, whatever happened to the media narrative that the election was already over and Hillary was going to win by 14 percentage points?

Do you think, perhaps, just maybe, that it wasn't true?

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Let them laugh

Remember when SJWs were laughing about how "Opera Vita Aeterna" finished behind No Award in the 2014 Hugo Awards? Then remember the shock and horror they expressed when the nominations for the 2015 awards were announced?

Let them laugh about Infogalactic now. Let them scoff and sneer, as is their usual wont. Not only is everything going according to plan, but the plan has been accelerated, we have more dev volunteers than were expected, after 16 days we are just three short of the 100 subscribers we hoped would sign up in the first three months, and we're already seeing third-party developers wanting to integrate with us. By this time next week, we should have add-on extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and Opera that will allow you to make Infogalactic your default search engine to go with the current redirect extensions.

It was not surprising to see our old pal Pedophil didn't pass up the chance to strike the customary SJW pose.

Phil Sandifer ‏@PhilSandifer Oct 24
Seriously, even for Vox Day, the Dumpster Fire that Walks Like a Man, Infogalactic is an amateur hour shitwreck.

If you had any doubt that Phil is totally clueless with regards to technology before, now you have confirmation. No one who knows anything about Wikipedia or MediaWiki would say we don't know what we're doing. One might not concur entirely with our priorities, or understand our objectives, but the combination of what we've accomplished to date, combined with the Roadmap, is sufficient to indicate that we are neither entirely incompetent nor amateur developers.

As it happens, we know the highest levels at Wikipedia are paying close attention to what we're doing because they've already been in contact with us. I would describe their attitude as half-confused, half-concerned. They know they can't do what we're already in the process of doing, nor do they have a good grasp of why we're doing it in the first place. So, don't be surprised if, in the long run, they end up using our technology.

Phil Sandifer ‏@PhilSandifer Oct 24
But if you want a detailed plot summary for an unreleased video game, well, someone definitely added that today.

And he thinks that is a bad thing? That is exactly the sort of thing I'd hoped to see Galaxians putting on Infogalactic. We're not the Notable Knowledge From Sources Our Thought Police Deem Reliable Core, we're the Planetary Knowledge Core.

Let them laugh. It will make their dawning horror all the more satisfying when Phase Three arrives.

UPDATE: Should have mentioned this: Safari users now have an extension that will redirect Wikipedia links to Infogalactic. Download it here. I am also informed that extensions adding Infogalactic as a default search engine option will be available next week.

UPDATE: One of the VFM explains why it is time to stick a fork in Wikipedia and why he is supporting Infogalactic:
Our Dark Lord of the Evil Legion of Evil is leading the way showing those of us who are awake, that we don't have to take the continued SJW convergence of our institutions, social media and other mediums of thoughts and expressions lying down...that we CAN actually do something to fight back.

SJW's converged Science Fiction? Our Dark Lord went and co-founded his own damn publishing house and is now producing literary works with themes and narratives that have been largely suppressed by the traditional publishing houses seeking to control the narrative.

Alt-Right folks getting shadow-banned or outright banned on Twitter? He's one of the leading users and supporter for Gab, a new social media platform alternative, which unlike Twitter, is dedicated to upholding real free speech for it's participants.

While leading thousands on an exodus from an SJW converged mainstream social media platform and founding a successful publishing house of best-selling, politically incorrect literature are both major accomplishments by our Dark Lord in the 21st Century culture wars in our Brave New World Order, it his latest act of counter-insurgency that I hope grows into his most successful venture to date.

It is the badly needed and long overdue answer to the SJWs attempted control of the narrative by manufacturing consensus with heavy handed and persistent  censorship and suppression of politically incorrect topics on Wikipedia.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Why people love and hate Donald Trump

A new video with Stefan Molyneux.

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Scott Adams endorses Trump

He even predicts a Trumpslide:
I endorse Donald Trump for President of the United States because I oppose bullying in all its forms.

I don’t defend Trump’s personal life. Neither Trump nor Clinton are role models for our children. Let’s call that a tie, at worst.

The bullies are welcome to drown in their own bile while those of us who want a better world do what we’ve been doing for hundreds of years: Work to make it better while others complain about how we’re doing it.

Today I put Trump’s odds of winning in a landslide back to 98%. Remember, I told you a few weeks ago that Trump couldn’t win unless “something changed.”

Something just changed.
Nice to see Scott coming back around again. While I wouldn't go so far as to say that I see concrete signs of a Trumpslide, much less a 98 percent certainty of it, I still think he is going to win, and win more comfortably than anyone would suspect.

I don't see any desperation from Trump or the people around him. I see increasing desperation from the people around Hillary... and see virtually nothing of Hillary herself.

Yes, we all know what the polls say. We'll see. In any event, do what you believe to be right regardless of what everyone else is doing, or as more often the case, saying they are doing.

Adams is angry about simultaneous, similar-sounding hit pieces being published about him on Huffington Post, Salon, and Daily Kos. Note that on the same day, what was clearly SUPPOSED to be a hit piece on Mike Cernovich was also published in The New Yorker.


October Surprise?

I have no idea if this is a hoax or not, but there are reports that the former CEO of the Clinton Foundation has requested political asylum at the Russian Consulate in New York City:
Eric Braverman, yesterday (23 October), arrived at the Consulate of Russia in New York City and presented his “urgent and immediate” request for asylum on a visa application—as is “protocol/custom” because the Federation does not accept mail or electronic visa applications from residents of the continental United States.
Crazy... and if true, damning.


No freedom without nations

Viktor Orban of Hungary decries the globalist attempt to reduce nations to mere population demographics:
At a commemoration of a 1956 anti-Communist uprising, Hungary's right-wing leader Viktor Orban said his country must stand up to Europe's "Sovietization" and defend its borders against mass migration.

Orban, a critic of the European Union and an early opponent of the recent migration wave into the continent, said freedom in Europe depended on the nation state and Christian traditions.

"People who love their freedom must save Brussels from Sovietization, from people who want to tell us who we should live with in our countries," the prime minister said to cheers from a crowd of several thousand.

"We want to be a European nation not a nationality within Europe," he said.
One thing Stefan Molyneux mentioned last night that stuck with me today was a common libertarian incoherency. On the one hand, they believe that states' rights are superior to centralized government. On the other, they believe that globalization is better than national governments.

This does not computer. Globalism, the imperial ideology of which the EU is merely one organ, will infringe upon individual rights far more than the average national government, and moreover, will render it impossible for every individual to vote with his feet. Globalization is worse than Sovietization, as at least the Soviet ambitions were, by and large, regional in nature.

In fact, one can quite reasonably make the case that Globalism is considerably more dangerous to the human race than either Communism or Nazism ever were.

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The cost of corporate convergence

Money-losing Twitter is cutting jobs. What will be interesting is if all of the Trust and Safety Council member and other SJWs still have jobs after the job cuts.
Twitter Inc. is planning widespread job cuts, to be announced as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter. The company may cut about 8 percent of the workforce, or about 300 people, the same percentage it did last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as chief executive officer, the people said. Planning for the cuts is still fluid and the number could change, they added. 
It's always easy to see the extent to which a corporation is converged when it engages in layoffs. If engineers and salespeople are let go while diversity hires and HR personnel remain employed, the convergence is complete.

The success of Gab, accomplished on a shoe string, can't be helping the Twitter cause any. Where is the value in a money-losing company with such demonstrably low barriers to entry? Particularly when that company is converged and prone to attacking its customers.

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Reality and gun control

The New York Times reluctantly concludes that gun laws are not an effective way to stop mass shootings:
The New York Times examined all 130 shootings last year in which four or more people were shot, at least one fatally, and investigators identified at least one attacker. The cases range from drug-related shootouts to domestic killings that wiped out entire families to chance encounters that took harrowing wrong turns.

They afford a panoramic view of some of the gun control debate’s fundamental issues: whether background checks and curbs on assault weapons limit violence; whether the proliferation of open-carry practices and rules allowing guns on college campuses is a spark to violence; whether it is too easy for dangerously mentally ill or violent people to get guns.

The findings are dispiriting to anyone hoping for simple legislative fixes to gun violence. In more than half the 130 cases, at least one assailant was already barred by federal law from having a weapon, usually because of a felony conviction, but nonetheless acquired a gun. Including those who lacked the required state or local permits, 64 percent of the shootings involved at least one attacker who violated an existing gun law.

Of the remaining assailants, 40 percent had never had a serious run-in with the law and probably could have bought a gun even in states with the strictest firearm controls. Typically those were men who killed their families and then themselves. Only 14 shootings involved assault rifles, illustrating their outsize role in the gun debate.
The fact is that banning no-fault divorce would reduce mass shootings considerably more than even the most stringent gun laws. Institutionalizing the mentally disturbed, banning psychotropic drugs used for depression, legalizing street drugs, and eliminating gun-free zones would further reduce their incidence.

Unfortunately, as with most solutions proposed by the fearful and the irrational, gun control isn't actually about reducing gun violence, let alone lethal violence, it is about making the frightened rabbits feel better about their inability to defend themselves. That is why they will continue to push for it even though it is known that it cannot achieve its nominal purpose.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Mailvox: Pro-Trump enthusiasm

A VFM reports from Texas:
I went to early vote today and couldn't because there were too many people already in line. In my 20 years voting I have never seen this many people early voting. My area is a semi-rural heavily republican area. Talk radio is giving reports that all around Houston TX voting locations are maxed out. In past elections I could go to early vote with a line less than 10 long. Today it was at least 200, no parking spaces, people parking in the ditch and nearby fields.
This is the second eyewitness report I've heard to this effect from Texas. It also explains why the Clinton/Soros crew is redoubling their demoralization efforts. As I told Stefan Molyneux in my most recent appearance on his show - it should broadcast later this week - these efforts are wasted on people who, when told that they are outnumbered and all is lost, decide that they might as well take as many of the bastards with them as escorts on the way to Valhalla.

The r/selected rabbits cannot understand that there is infinitely more pride and honor in casting the one and only vote for freedom than in being the ninety-ninth to cast a ballot for slavery.

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The New Yorker on Mike Cernovich

Andrew Marantz wrote a surprisingly balanced article about Castalia author Mike Cernovich for The New Yorker:
Walter Cronkite was once the most trusted man in America; in 2013, according to a Reader’s Digest survey, the most trusted person was Tom Hanks. “Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that Walter Cronkite lied about everything,” Cernovich said. “Before Twitter, how would you have known? Look, I read postmodernist theory in college. If everything is a narrative, then we need alternatives to the dominant narrative.” He smiled. “I don’t seem like a guy who reads Lacan, do I?”
I'll admit it, I laughed. Milo is obviously brilliant. Stefan is obviously brilliant. I can obviously hold my own. And Mike... Mike is considerably smarter than he allows people to assume him to be. We don't consider him a peer because he has a sizeable following; Kim Kardashian has a following.
Around 3:30 p.m., he announced that he was done for the day. “I’ll go to the gym, relax for a bit,” he said. Before closing his laptop, he checked his direct messages on Twitter, and found a tip alleging that, in 2014, a Reddit user had asked for help removing a “VERY VIP” e-mail address “from a bunch of archived e-mail.” The tipster claimed that the Reddit user was Paul Combetta, one of Hillary Clinton’s I.T. staffers. Cernovich clicked the link to the Reddit thread and noticed that it had been deleted. “Son of a bitch!” he said. “This might actually be true.”

He returned to muckraking mode. “We’re going to make a whole new news cycle about her fucking e-mails again!” he said. “This poor fucking woman.” He started a new Periscope video. “What do you guys want to do for a hashtag?” he said. He decided on #HillarysHacker. It was trending before he finished the video. That day, more than forty-two thousand tweets were posted with the hashtag.

I returned to Cernovich’s house the next morning. By then, the Reddit story had been covered by Vice and New York, and a congressman had asked prosecutors in Washington, D.C., to look into it.
Few things make more of an impression than a called home run. This was a particularly effective demonstration of generating a media cycle because the reporter had the chance to see Mike's process at work. He knew it was no mere coincidence that the media cycle had magically taken shape.

Shauna, of course, comes off as charming and delightful as ever. It's a pity, though, that Marantz didn't know that the bestselling MAGA Mindset beat Hillary Clinton's own book in its own category of Political Leadership.

Because that wasn't an accident either.

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You have to love Wikipedia

From their page about me:
2016 Hugo Awards
In 2016 Day, in collaboration with others, again implemented a slate of finalists for the Hugo Award, including all finalists in the Best Short Story category.[51] Day successfully promoted himself in the category Best Editor, Long Form, the Castalia House Blog edited by Jeffro Johnson in the category Best Fanzine, and his own non-fiction release SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police by Vox Day (Castalia House) in the category Best Related Work. Other Vox Day recommendations of note which became Hugo Award finalists included Chuck Tingle's short story "Space Raptor Butt Invasion" and Hao Jingfang's "Folding Beijing" which went on to win in the Best Novelette category.[52]

Again, Day himself, and all nominated works directly associated with Castalia House, ranked below No Award.[53]
It's the "again" that cracks me up. They really, really, really want to make sure you know that not only did none of the works directly associated with Castalia win, but they didn't even come close to winning.

That's very important, you see. And purely factual. No context or opinion there. Nosiree!

Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind. It is a place we can all go to think, to learn, to share our knowledge with others.

And, of course, impose our view of reality on everyone who doesn't happen to share it. If we happen to be one of the 531 thought police appointed by Mr. Wales.

Anyhow, speaking of Wikipedia, if there is an OS/X programmer with a Macintosh, I am informed that it should be possible to modify the browser redirection extension to work with Safari. The programmer offers some thoughts on the concept at Infogalaxians. If you decide to tackle it, please leave a comment on the post so we don't have people unnecessarily duplicating efforts.

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