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Thursday, July 06, 2017

The will to survive

The God-Emperor challenges the West:
President Donald Trump today met the Polish President in Warsaw and warned that the future of the West is in doubt. Trump will question if the West has the 'will to survive' in a landmark speech in Warsaw later on Thursday. 'The Polish experience reminds us - the defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail,' Trump will say.
He also had a few words to say about CNN's evil attempt to blackmail a meme magician:
'I think what CNN did is unfortunate for them,' Trump said at the press conference. 'As you know they have some pretty serious problems. They have been fake news for a long time. They have been covering me in a very, very dishonest way.'

Trump then turned to Duda and asked, 'Do you have that also, Mr President?', to which Duda shrugged.

'What CNN did - and what others did, NBC is equally as bad despite the fact that I made them a fortune with The Apprentice but they forgot that,' Trump said. 'What I will say is that CNN has really taken it too seriously and I think they've hurt themselves very badly, very, very badly. And what we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free, but honest press. We want to see fair press. I think it's a very important thing. We don't want fake news. By the way, not everybody is fake news. But we don't want fake news. Bad thing. It's very bad for our country.'
Very unfortunate for them. We don't want fake news. The speech is pretty good. I'll add the transcript here when it is available.

80 Comments:

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 06, 2017 8:05 AM  

I read about Trump's arrival in the Daily Mail... Twice.

The first headline read something like, "Thousands Cheer as Trump is Welcomed in Warsaw."

The second one read, "Trump is welcomed in Warsaw ahead of speech to thousands bused in by the government – as ordinary Poles say 'anyone who Merkel and Putin don't like is good news for us."

Is the Left really starting to hate Eastern Europe?

More importantly is Eastern Europe starting to reciprocate? I noted a couple of days ago that the Czech Republic is on the verge of passing it's own version of the Second Amendment, only without ambiguous wording about militias and they include ammo as a right as well. That is giving Brussels the finger in a very big way.

Blogger SirGroggy July 06, 2017 8:15 AM  

Check out how good the Polish politicians and journalists are.

Polish MP Smokes BBC Host Over Poland's Decision Not To Take Immigrants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLmWZsr5V0U&t=1s

Polish Journalist On German TV - I Reckon There Will Be A Catastrophe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIk8MViSUvo

Our countries in the free West would have been better to have an ice block of communism placed over them, at least the culture would have been preserved intact like Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic.

Anonymous Luca Brayson July 06, 2017 8:18 AM  

That's almost duck speak. I know you talk about the IQ gap and how Trump is one of the few people who is good at bridging it; but if talking in short, repetitive sentences with single-syllable words is what's necessary to do it, we've got problems. How do you express any important idea like that?

Blogger Cataline Sergius July 06, 2017 8:23 AM  

How do you express any important idea like that?

Important Ideas are never for little people after all.

Blogger Sam July 06, 2017 8:25 AM  

@2
Eastern Europe is tremendously white and since the left hates white people... Their inability to distinguish between different white ethnicities is worse then the neo-Nazis.

@4
You don't. It isn't the job of a leader to express ideas; it is their job to tell people what ideas are good and for people in the community to fill in the gaps for the less intelligent.

Anonymous Harambe July 06, 2017 8:26 AM  

'I think what CNN did is unfortunate for them,'

This brings to mind a stereotypical line uttered by the main character of a Shonen Manga just before he single-handedly wrecks an entire army. And then dusts himself off and lights a cigarette.

Blogger VD July 06, 2017 8:28 AM  

How do you express any important idea like that?

Why do you think important ideas need to be expressed to those limited to rhetoric?

Blogger Vikki Wilson July 06, 2017 8:28 AM  

Trump is a media savant.

He has grasped the important challenges for the west, has good instincts for realpolitik.
The advanced thinkers don't know how lucky we are.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd July 06, 2017 8:29 AM  

Luca Brayson wrote:... if talking in short, repetitive sentences with single-syllable words is what's necessary to do it, we've got problems. How do you express any important idea like that?

Slowly and carefully.

MPAI. One big difference between our President and our host is that President Trump is even more patient with idiots than Vox.

Anonymous mothersmurfer July 06, 2017 8:30 AM  

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Blogger Benjamin Kraft July 06, 2017 8:40 AM  

@3. Luca, as others have said, you don't. A shockingly large quantity simply will not ever comprehend some subjects. It's quite impossible for them to do so. If you're not going to get complicated concepts through skulls, you've got to go for what you can, and what you can is best communicated in short, simple, repetitive sentences.

Blogger James July 06, 2017 8:43 AM  

Luca Brayson wrote:That's almost duck speak. I know you talk about the IQ gap and how Trump is one of the few people who is good at bridging it; but if talking in short, repetitive sentences with single-syllable words is what's necessary to do it, we've got problems. How do you express any important idea like that?

I would say that you've been raised on political BS that uses as many words to say as little as possible. Talk about values, freedom, democracy, things that apparently mean something different to everyone. Talking should be about communication, not rhetoric. Putting lipstick on a pig doesn't make the pig beautiful or make it anything but a pig. Sometimes the best communication uses no words at all.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan July 06, 2017 8:43 AM  

Conservative intellectuals could not even conserve the little girl's rooms.

Muh essays, muh genius.

Blogger Krul July 06, 2017 8:45 AM  

Relevant: https://extranewsfeed.com/trumps-self-interruptions-the-ziegarnick-effect-at-work-50b4edb7a9cc

This guy says Trump's "self-interruptions" take advantage of a persuasion principle called the Zeigarnik effect to keep peoples attention on his words.

He does it in the quote, self-interrupting to insert the fact he made a fortune for NBC with The Apprentice into everyone's mind.

Anonymous rienzi July 06, 2017 8:49 AM  

"I think what CNN did was unfortunate for them."

Like the Little Big Horn was unfortunate for General Custer.

Like the iceberg was unfortunate for the Titanic.

Like the spark was unfortunate for the Hindenberg.

The GE is a master of understatement.

Blogger Jeff Wood July 06, 2017 8:51 AM  

@3

Luca, an absurd question, I am afraid. I have spent most of my working life as an accountant and tax consultant. I am used to translating financial concepts and tax law for people at least two SDs above and below me in intelligence.

In turn, I appreciate those who can explain to me concepts which I find difficult. These might include the best way to wire up the electrics of my living room, or the sort of philosophical or economic concept often aired on here.

I resist the "MPAI" concept as much as I can, except where applied to leftists.

Blogger S1AL July 06, 2017 9:11 AM  

In terms of information content, that paragraph says:

CNN is fake news
NBC is fake news
NBC is ungrateful
CNN hurt themselves
Fake news is inherently bad
Honest news is good
The news has a responsibility to be honest
Fake news is bad for our country

That's a hell of a lot of content for "duck speak".

Anonymous Fred Bolton July 06, 2017 9:15 AM  

Looks like 4chan and reddit are losing the meme war to CNN!

CNN has over two times the viewership of fox news. They are still going strong. People of Color support them. Even the 37 year old loser who posted the meme supports CNN

Go read asoiaf.com and they all side with CNN

Blogger ghostfromplanetspook July 06, 2017 9:19 AM  

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Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother July 06, 2017 9:20 AM  

You don't need complex communication to ask whether we want to survive as a culture. Do we have the will to survive? It's a question I've heard no one ask on the world stage. No one has even alluded to the fact than we are in a war for survival and we don't even know it.

Anonymous The Original Arrogant Penguins Fan July 06, 2017 9:24 AM  

The part about funding NATO was weak, but it's clear that Trump is being shrewd about all of this. He's going to try and make the Deep State/Military-Industrial-Security complex happy until he is dug in enough to rout them out.

In fact, I expect one day he'll be delivering a speech about expunging them similarly to Andrew Jackson's speech in which he declared his intentions to rout out the bankers...

P.S. when he declared his intentions to get gas prices even lower ("they are now low enough") he won me over - I have been saying for a decade that the prices need to be dollars lower not cents lower. Funny, all we got from the 501(c)(3) 700 Club news crowd is that we should all "get used to $5.00 a gallon gas, and like it!"

I'm on board for the win with the GE - no turning back now.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) July 06, 2017 9:30 AM  

Is the Left really starting to hate Eastern Europe?

World War G/T

Blogger Cail Corishev July 06, 2017 9:34 AM  

He has a great way of saying someone's sucky behavior is unfortunate, instead of responding like it's a serious attack. That frames him as the wiser, calmer elder, while they're the spazzy teenagers who keep screwing up. He's not mad, he's just disappointed in them, but we can't be having all this fake news, it's bad for everyone, so there are gonna have to be some changes around here if they don't shape up....

Blogger Cail Corishev July 06, 2017 9:36 AM  

I also like the way he keeps taking little swipes at NBC and the others. He never makes a big thing of it, just mentions it like it's an unfortunate fact we're all aware of. But they know it means CNN is an object lesson for them all.

Blogger VFM #7634 July 06, 2017 9:42 AM  

Is the Left really starting to hate Eastern Europe?

World War G/T


Poland is the new "Germany" (i.e., the dominant power in north-central Europe), considering how the old Germany has descended into postmodernist madness and is committing suicide.

Blogger tuberman July 06, 2017 9:43 AM  

"But they know it means CNN is an object lesson for them all."

Yes, Isolate and Destroy as a lesson to the other propaganda outlets.

Blogger Robert Divinity July 06, 2017 9:43 AM  

This was the most important speech an American president has delivered since European communism imploded, as much for the location as for the substance (which was tremendous). POTUS threw down the gauntlet for Foggy Bottom and the domestic Intelligence/Surveillance State apparatus as much as for Merkel and the Eurocrats.

Short version: nationalism now, nationalism forever. Marx's heirs are descendant and Trump supports their destruction both here and abroad. It will get much uglier but the West will survive.

Anonymous MendoScot July 06, 2017 9:45 AM  

It seems that the God Emperor has surrounded himself with Thucydiphiles.

Blogger Foehammer July 06, 2017 9:47 AM  

I couldn't help but notice Israeli flags draped all over the war monument Trump visited. Never miss a beat or an opportunity to be reminded of the Holocaust.

Anonymous CarpeOro July 06, 2017 9:50 AM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Luca Brayson wrote:... if talking in short, repetitive sentences with single-syllable words is what's necessary to do it, we've got problems. How do you express any important idea like that?

Slowly and carefully.

MPAI. One big difference between our President and our host is that President Trump is even more patient with idiots than Vox.


Considering a brief exchange with one of those marvelously educated millennial women on my niece's Facespace page, there are plenty that aren't bright enough to rise above their programming (unable to grok the idea that you can have social welfare or open borders). It isn't worth your time. They are unteachable and will spend years learning (if ever) lessons that some have learned before their age. Until a collapse and reformation of the college system there will continue to be ill and uneducated people (more of whom are women thanks to dieversity) being produced that are nearly immune to logic and reason.

Blogger tuberman July 06, 2017 9:57 AM  

His speech in Poland was an extremely pro-Western Civilization, pro-Nationalism speech.

Anonymous Dyskord July 06, 2017 10:00 AM  

@3 Luca I'm afraid thats the result of a lifetime of liberal indoctrination. The belief that great ideas are important and need to be communicated.
Leftists like to speak about ideas because they're pretty inept. They mostly can't deliver on their promises so forget that a $15 min wage creates greater unemployment and reduces the working hours of low skilled individuals. The important buit is the idea that everyone could earn a lot of money.

Trump has big ideas. However he doesn't care about communicating them because most wouldn't understand and as I stated ideas are just fluff.
Trump implements his ideas and lets people see the results. Judge the results not the pretty words.
Venezuella's population loves the idea of Sociallism. Look at the results.

@ 18 The asoif cummunity is en large the most thick headed people you're likely to encounter. I speak from experience I'm on most of the boards including WIC and reddit.
Maybe its the result of years of stringing together plot threads to create tinfoil and champion tinfoil no matter how ridiculous that many started interpreting reality as the same. Motivate the answer you like and fill the gaps (no matter how illogically) to support your beliefs. If someone with a modicum of fame or authority agrees with you then you are vindicated.

Anonymous Luca Brayson July 06, 2017 10:03 AM  

VD wrote:Why do you think important ideas need to be expressed to those limited to rhetoric?

Because people need an anchor for when the rhetoric of the culture at large is against them. Americans entered the '60s thinking that if they go along with the culture and trust authorities they'll generally be ok in life. They left the '60s chewed up and spit out because the forces of discivilization used that trust against them.

Is rhetoric merely a way to affect someone's emotions to get them to act in a certain way? Or can it be used to communicate ideas through those same emotions as well? As you recently noted, you don't need a good argument to arrive at a good idea. I just can't imagine going through life from one amygdala trigger to another without trying to understand or explain my life.

Blogger Ransom Smith July 06, 2017 10:07 AM  

Is there anything more gamma than asoif groupies?

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 06, 2017 10:12 AM  

Not everything has to be about your feelings, Luca. Leave the big idea business to those who have them.

OpenID aew51183 July 06, 2017 10:15 AM  

" And what we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free, but honest press. We want to see fair press."

As much as I agree with this, through the lens of a 3rd party this sounds just as Orwellian as the PRAVDA-esqe Lysenkoism spewed forth by the fraud media.
We're seeing the descent into total information warfare, and with it the death of credibility and authority.

Even this is playing out according to the deconstructionist Xanatos Gambit of the post-modernists. There must be a way to escape this.

Anonymous BBGKB July 06, 2017 10:28 AM  

How do you express any important idea like that?

With pictures and pop up books. Didn't you see the adds for "Are you taking a blood thinner and medical professionals were not able to make you understand bleeding could be a side affect, call 1888-JEW THEM"

Blogger CM July 06, 2017 10:31 AM  

--I just can't imagine going through life from one amygdala trigger to another without trying to understand or explain my life.--

Previous centuries, it wasn't one amygdala trigger to the next. It was "to be a good person, you go to church [insert religion here]" where the ideas were transmitted to them.

Perhaps its a jaded view of the role of religion in society, but there is no denying its impact in many cultures... those less inclined to question recieved information to conduct a life valued by that culture or society.

The destruction of the religious institution and the apparent willingness of religious leaders to support any inanity offered by culture creates a shifting sand which results in the amygdala trigger chase.

OpenID paworldandtimes July 06, 2017 10:32 AM  

"And what we want to see in the United States is honest, beautiful, free, but honest press. We want to see fair press."

Responding to the good point about descent to information warfare: if there is an ideal in journalism, it's as I ONCE PUT IT:

" 'Mankind has always been divided by one rule into two species: those who know and do not speak; those who speak but do not know.' . . .  The journalist’s vocation is to become someone who speaks and knows."

Anonymous SlingerDoc July 06, 2017 10:36 AM  

Speech is here
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/07/06/remarks-president-trump-people-poland-july-6-2017

Blogger szopen July 06, 2017 10:42 AM  

In the meantime: Polish Jews issued a statement that they are offended, because Trump had not visited the Ghetto Heroes Monument.

Anonymous andon July 06, 2017 10:47 AM  

Trump shouldnt have brought up the CNN thing because most Poles are likely unaware of it and it also reveals that CNN is on his mind when it shouldnt be because he has much more important things to discuss over there.

Anonymous andon July 06, 2017 10:52 AM  

18. Anonymous Fred Bolton July 06, 2017 9:15 AM
Looks like 4chan and reddit are losing the meme war to CNN!

CNN has over two times the viewership of fox news. They are still going strong. People of Color support them. Even the 37 year old loser who posted the meme supports CNN

Go read asoiaf.com and they all side with CNN


lol, havent seen you for a few days "fred bolton"

Anonymous Luca Brayson July 06, 2017 11:01 AM  

VFM #6306 wrote:Not everything has to be about your feelings, Luca. Leave the big idea business to those who have them.

I've mentioned nothing of my feelings. And I said important ideas not big ideas - the ones that people discover rather than invent. Who is man? Who am I? What is my purpose in life? Ideas like love, justice, freedom, rights and duties. I mean their real meanings, not the way they're thrown about in every day language.

Your worldview may vary, but here's mine. I am a man. I was created to be a saint (and I'm doing a very poor job of it). I am married so my primary job is to work for the good of my wife and children. Whether or not my worldview is right, it keeps me grounded. If someone tries to use rhetoric that contradicts it, all kinds of alarm bells go off.

If most people merely respond to rhetoric, then they are like flotsam thrown one way and then the other by the tides. There are probably 50 globalists with 80% of Trump's rhetorical ability waiting to take over in 2024. What do ordinary people have to protect them when the tides change?

Blogger Chiva July 06, 2017 11:10 AM  

"What do ordinary people have to protect them when the tides change?"

Faith. You claim you were created to be a saint, do you have faith? Faith is what grounds us, faith is what protects us when the tides change.

Anonymous Looking Glass July 06, 2017 11:16 AM  

Best part is "defense of the West ultimately rests not only on means" really does sound like he said "memes" in the audio feed. Obviously, T_D and the like are eating that up. We clearly have actual supporters on Trump's staff.

The really interesting part is that Trump is doing a few things that, on an identity level, that Eastern Europeans will respond to, especially the Poles. 1) Against EU-Imperialism, 2) Wife is Catholic, 3) Large Family and 4) believes the Poles should keep Poland. They see a good friend in Trump, so they've responded really well, which is good for us. (The way the USA has treated Poland post-Cold War hasn't been great.)

Lastly, there's something called the Three Seas Initiative. Trump wants to sell them as much NatGas as possible. Much of Trump's economic policy is to turn the USA into a net Energy Exporter, minus some importation of Canadian Oil.

Blogger Cail Corishev July 06, 2017 11:18 AM  

Trump shouldnt have brought up the CNN thing

Did he bring it up, or was he asked about it in a press conference?

OpenID paworldandtimes July 06, 2017 11:23 AM  

Trump's extended talk about the 1944 general Warsaw Uprising, including the focus the battle over Jerusalem Avenue, is heartening to those of us in the US. A welcome departure from the standard narratives in the US about the war in Poland.

PA

Anonymous andon July 06, 2017 11:35 AM  

@ #47 Cail Corishev

if he was asked about it he should have said something like "eh, Don Jr. takes care of my light work while im outta town"

Blogger tuberman July 06, 2017 11:39 AM  

44. Luca Brayson

What don't you get that there is a time for rhetoric and a time for dialectical discussions?

What don't you get about different qualities of rhetoric, as some is mainly true and is a semi-dialectic (but still emotional), and some is based on false narratives? Also, there is some rhetoric that is useful against lying enemies.

Anonymous Fake President July 06, 2017 11:40 AM  

The problem isn't the fake news (which doesn't exist). It's the fake president.

He keeps pretending he knows what he's doing, but he can't get any legislation passed.

Fake News = commentary he doesn't like. News organizations retract when they get it wrong. Trump? He just doubles down when he gets it wrong.

Anyone notice he's silent about Russians working to hack on Trump's behalf? See Wall Street Journal.

And by the way....how much is Vox getting paid by Russia?

Anonymous Evstratios July 06, 2017 11:43 AM  

@36

The escape has always been the masculine virtues; temperance, wisdom, justice, and fortitude. Live by these tenets of the best men of a thousand generations, be willing to die as well as to kill for them, and feel no fear for the past, present, nor future. It is an honour to be alive today.

My thanks, Vox

Blogger allyn71 July 06, 2017 11:51 AM  

Do the Soros folks get paid at the start of the month the sametime as their EBT cards get renewed? Been an increase in paid troll activity since the 1st.

@ Fake President, does Soros pay you in cash or you just get an extra bump in the welfare check?

Anonymous Precious July 06, 2017 11:52 AM  

Anyone notice he's silent about Russians working to hack on Trump's behalf?

@51 Bravo, you really got in touch with your inner Alex Jones in floating those conspiracy theories in your post, FP. Great job on your hysteria and paranoia, very entertaining.

Anonymous andon July 06, 2017 12:02 PM  

OT: Liz Wheeler of OANN bothers to respond to "happy White People Proud of their Racist Ancestors day" tweet by negro

https://twitter.com/OANN/status/882789183470919680

she's still pushing the "we can all get along" bs

Anonymous andon July 06, 2017 12:06 PM  

And by the way....how much is Vox getting paid by Russia?

more than you're getting from Soros

Blogger Felix Bellator July 06, 2017 12:28 PM  

All that Russian hacking on President Obama's watch. Was President Obama too dumb to do anything about it or was he supporting it?

Glad to hear this from President Trump. The Poles are steadfast campaigners for Western Civilization. We need all the real friends we can get.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 06, 2017 12:51 PM  

I've mentioned nothing of my feelings.

You've mentioned nothing but your feelings. The narcissistic emotionality of your complaint is obvious to everyone other than you.

Your ideas are not important. They are not novel. They are not politic.

This is no tragedy. Very few people have important ideas. Just make sure you aren't fooling yourself into thinking the emotions in your brain aren't mistaken for concrete ideas.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 06, 2017 1:14 PM  

Fake Commenter wrote:And by the way....how much is Vox getting paid by Russia?
Fair troll 6/10, would not click again.
Last line blows it. If you don't respect your targets, it's difficult to get the tone right.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 06, 2017 1:16 PM  

The shills of the day seem a little bit desperate, more than usual.
Trump's very deliberate visit to Poland must have rattled some cages up the shill food chain. Soros-org a little nervous about the Visegrad group?

Anonymous andon July 06, 2017 2:18 PM  

--I just can't imagine going through life from one amygdala trigger to another without trying to understand or explain my life.--

i think i did this :(

Blogger Ransom Smith July 06, 2017 2:22 PM  


And by the way....how much is Vox getting paid by Russia?


Silly troll.

The dark lord is paid in blood.
And espresso


And Babymetal tickets.

Anonymous Luca Brayson July 06, 2017 2:41 PM  

@58 VFM #6306

I've expressed no feelings. I've made no complaint. I never claimed I that I, personally, have important or novel ideas. Whether I think well or poorly, I am a dialectical thinker so I don't know why you're trying to reply to me emotionally except that you don't understand what I said and so you're projecting your own narcissistic emotionally onto me.

Let me try one more time. If most people can only be moved by rhetoric, then most people will be moved by effective rhetoric whether it is good (moves them toward what is true and good) or bad (moves them away from what is true and good). After decades of the bad rhetoric winning, we're finally starting to turn things around. Even if we're wildly successful and restore western civilization, there will always be those who are working to tear it down. How do we help people resist this bad rhetoric? In the 20th century we saw all the institutions that are supposed to help people do it - nations, churches, families, etc. - fail. The only defense I know is rooting yourself in good ideas, and more specifically universal truths. But as we already established, that option is not available to most people.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 06, 2017 3:55 PM  

Luca Brayson wrote:fter decades of the bad rhetoric winning, we're finally starting to turn things around. Even if we're wildly successful and restore western civilization, there will always be those who are working to tear it down. How do we help people resist this bad rhetoric?
By refusing to stay above the fray, by descending to the level of our opponents, by getting down in the trenches and slugging it out in the sewage and blood.
Shitlords are going to save our civilization whether you want them to or not.

Anonymous VFM #6306 July 06, 2017 3:58 PM  

Let me try one more time. If most people can only be moved by rhetoric, then most people will be moved by effective rhetoric whether it is good (moves them toward what is true and good) or bad (moves them away from what is true and good)

Wrong! If you would bother to read even the first four chapters of Aristotle's Rhetoric, Book I, you would know that everything you have said is wrong and frankly, not stemming from proper dialectic! You are not a dialectic thinker, you are a messy pseudodialectical thinker, which is, ultimately a form of rhetoric.

Furthermore, in your absolutely bullheaded ignorance of the matter, you claim the exact opposite conclusions of Aristotle, conclusions that have held true for thousands of years.

A) Rhetoric is, for all people at most times, the ONLY defense of the truth. Without rhetoric, in many instances, truth loses.
B) The most effective rhetoric is grounded in the truth
C) Dialectic is for demonstration, not persuasion.
D) The smartest, most dialectic-only people on the planet are still subject to rhetoric, and should become adept at its application. To remain handicapped (dialectic-only) in a rhetorical society is not dialectical superiority. It is foolish emoting.

Since Aristotle himself suggests you are unable to follow the above, I'll translate it into pseudo-dialectical twaddle that just might jiggle it free for you:

Rhetoric isn't what you think it is. You haven't done your homework and write like a fool.

Go learn something before you spout off any more of your weepy nonsense.

Blogger VD July 06, 2017 4:02 PM  

Let me try one more time. If most people can only be moved by rhetoric, then most people will be moved by effective rhetoric whether it is good (moves them toward what is true and good) or bad (moves them away from what is true and good). After decades of the bad rhetoric winning, we're finally starting to turn things around. Even if we're wildly successful and restore western civilization, there will always be those who are working to tear it down. How do we help people resist this bad rhetoric? In the 20th century we saw all the institutions that are supposed to help people do it - nations, churches, families, etc. - fail. The only defense I know is rooting yourself in good ideas, and more specifically universal truths. But as we already established, that option is not available to most people.

You're wrong, but worse, you're ignorant. There is no point in talking to you because you insist on opining in ignorance.

I don't talk to people who do that. Go read SJWAL. Then read Rhetoric. Until you do both, don't offer your opinion, because it is irrelevant.

Blogger VD July 06, 2017 4:03 PM  

And by the way....how much is Vox getting paid by Russia?

Two ICBMs and a six-pack of tactical nukes.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 06, 2017 4:09 PM  

The nice thing about nukes is that they kill the SJW's brain parasites. Makes it much better for us VFMs, who have to collect the skulls.

Anonymous Luca Brayson July 06, 2017 4:53 PM  

@66 VD

Thank you. I've read SJWAL and I just bought Rhetoric.

Anonymous Mr. Rational July 06, 2017 5:53 PM  

Looking Glass wrote:Much of Trump's economic policy is to turn the USA into a net Energy Exporter, minus some importation of Canadian Oil.
That isn't going to work.  The lifespan of fracked wells is very short, and as the "sweet spots" are exhausted the returns on investment drop rapidly.  We're already seeing production in Eagle Ford well below peak.

Having import terminals for American LNG won't help when America has no gas to export.

Poland needs the same thing everyone else needs:  nuclear power.  All you have to do is look at what France did in the 80's and is still enjoying today.  Germany's "Energiewende" is a horribly expensive failure on every measure of merit that matters.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 06, 2017 8:40 PM  

Jsut to trigger Mr Rational
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/05/exclusive-study-finds-temperature-adjustments-account-for-nearly-all-of-the-warming-in-climate-data/

Anonymous Avalanche July 06, 2017 9:28 PM  

@48 "A welcome departure from the standard narratives in the US about the war in Poland"

Yes, for some strange reason, he actually paid attention TO THE POLES, not the jews! He spoke to the Poles about what THEY went through and did -- not about the jews! He described how THEY made their way, fought for their own, in WWII -- NOT what the jews did or didn't do!! He described the Poles who died for their country -- and NOT the jews, whose country is was NOT!!

Truly, the world has changed! And I'm glad for it!

Anonymous Mr. Rational July 06, 2017 9:58 PM  

@71  You're going to have to work harder than that.  What gives you more security from supply interruptions:  LNG tankers coming into a terminal, or 18-24 months of operation between fuelings, each of which can be carried on one semi?

What benefits Poland more?

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 07, 2017 12:34 AM  

Mr. Rational wrote:What benefits Poland more?Poland obviously benefits more from having a facility that will poison the soil for a century or more if hit with a bomb or artillery. Because wars don't happen in Poland.

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable July 07, 2017 2:20 AM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:Is the Left really starting to hate Eastern Europe?

More importantly is Eastern Europe starting to reciprocate? I noted a couple of days ago that the Czech Republic is on the verge of passing it's own version of the Second Amendment, only without ambiguous wording about militias and they include ammo as a right as well. That is giving Brussels the finger in a very big way.


Hypothesis: "Subsidiarity nationalism" (to coin a term) not only works down -- keeping larger social units out of the private business of smaller intranational social units -- but also up, internationally.

I believe that international clusters based on cultural commonalities and sentimental affinities, such as the Visegrád Group (V4) and the Five Eyes (CANZUK + US), are getting *more* cachet as nationalism intensifies. (Which really shouldn't surprise anyone, but probably does.)

And I have a hypothesis that it goes both ways, with also a tendency by the member nations to conform to positive stereotypes of the group. For example, it appears to me that Slovakia is being more V4ish in policy than I would expect from its own demographics in isolation. And that makes sense, because belonging is likely to their benefit, both morale and material.

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable July 07, 2017 2:40 AM  

I will up that a notch, because I can. (The advantage of the nobody: all of my predictions will be forgotten, not just the correct ones.)

Hypothesis: If Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic all exit the EU at the same time, then Slovakia will too, no matter any other consideration. My mental model holds that the morale benefit would trump all; so they would rather stick with the peeps that they like and others identify them with, than have more money.

Blogger Unknown July 07, 2017 8:37 AM  

The American reporter brought it up by asking the President a "Russia Russia Russia" question.

Blogger bosscauser July 07, 2017 8:37 AM  

I'm sure he'll check in with you next time!

Gab.ai/GaryCauser

Blogger Old Lady July 07, 2017 8:42 AM  

The American reporter brought up Russian "interference" in our election, which led to thr CNN comment. The reporter also broke the rules by asking 3 questions (rule was 2), and then wouldn't shut up when time was called on her.

Anonymous Mr. Rational July 07, 2017 8:43 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:Poland obviously benefits more from having a facility that will poison the soil for a century or more if hit with a bomb or artillery.
Oh for pete's sake.  People have been living in the Chernobyl "exclusion" zone for a couple of decades.  Radiation-paranoid Japan has been moving people back to Fukushima's evacuated villages for years.  Most of them never should have been evacuated in the first place, because the radiation levels never rose as high as the vacation beaches in Kerala and their own hot springs.

Because wars don't happen in Poland.
Ukraine went through an economic collapse post-USSR and war is still going on.  Guess what?  Ukraine built 2 new reactors recently and gets about half its electricity from fission.  Nuclear plants are assets to capture, not targets to destroy.

Poland would benefit hugely from any immunity to energy blackmail it could get.

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