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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Americans discover the uniparty

From Twitter: The greatest trick the political establishment ever played on the American people was convincing us that there are two parties, each with diametrically opposing viewpoints.

I'm not sure I'd even place it in the top ten, myself. Nevertheless, it is good to see that in the bipartisan opposition to President Trump, the average American is now beginning to recognize what was generally regarded as a strange and radical position back in 2004. And you may find the bolded sentence to be interesting in light of current events.

Remember

A failure to remember the lessons of the past is the great weakness of the voting populace and is exploited by the bifactional ruling party every four years. The present election is always the election at which everything is uniquely at stake; the idea that the global jihad was the deadliest threat to ever face America would have been rightly laughed at by those voters worried about an aggressive Soviet Union in 1980. The hysterical Three Monkeys who now warn of the lethal dangers of a Kerry presidency - as if the nation didn't already recently survive two terms of a soulless ambition seeker with an annoyingly leftist wife - forget how they swore up and down that keeping Gore out of office was the most important vote anyone would ever make.

On the other side of the false divide, the Little Red Book Democrats spit foam-flecked drivel in comparing George Delano unfavorably to Hitler, Caligula and Genghis Khan, somehow managing to skip over the fact that this Republican president has done them the service of expanding the central government further and faster than Kennedy, Carter or Clinton. Like the Three Monkeys, the Little Red Books are mesmerized by the initial in parentheses before the name. Everything in the Party, nothing outside the Party, nothing against the Party.

But the bipolar construct is an old one. It has been a mirage since the elections of 1900, when JP Morgan and John D. Rockefeller were selecting the candidates for both parties. You may seriously believe that it makes a vital difference to the nation whether George Bush or John Kerry are elected president; it does not.

Both Bush and Kerry will severely disappoint their supporters because the president is not a dictator. He is primarily a symbol, and a largely powerless one at that. Only a candidate completely devoted to dismantling the federal leviathan can hope to wield any real power and that is mostly negative. A president can shut down the government, either by executive order or recalcitrance vis-a-vis Congress, but that is precisely the opposite of what both George Bush and John Kerry plan to do.

There is no party of small government in Washington DC. A vote for either candidate of the major party is a vote for big government now and bigger government in the future. If that suits you, then by all means vote for one of them. If not, it's far better that you vote for no one at all than betray your principles based on rationalizations of lesser evils and secret plans.

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101 Comments:

Blogger TMLutas December 27, 2020 12:53 PM  

On Quora, I'm asking the simple question, what happened to the guy who was illegally refused entry into a polling place. I'm getting all sorts of excuses why the state shouldn't go after him but nothing about why the GOP isn't on the war path.

A common refrain is that this was an isolated incident. Then I did a search and coincidentally found another one in North Philadelphia. There went that idea.

So how many reports of illegal activity did the GOP receive in the city/county of Philadelphia? What were their resolutions? What were the lessons learned in improving watcher and judge training? These are the sorts of questions that a healthy republic would have answered in a broad societal conversation moderated through a healthy free press.

None of that is happening.

You don't need to make a lot of noise or even accusations to improve the current quality of our politics. Simply asking whether the players followed up on the actions they were supposed to be doing already is quite enough.

Blogger JD Curtis December 27, 2020 12:56 PM  

I remember those days.

'Captain Underoos' also for that matter. Boy, did you ever call THAT one right :-/

Blogger Hammerli 280 December 27, 2020 1:08 PM  

This, more than anything else, will be Donald Trump's political legacy. He's brought a bright light to some very dark places in Washington.

I've never adhered to the Uniparty Theory, but it's very clear that the Plutocratic Wing of the GOP was far more willing to sell out the Populist Wing than we had imagined. And infinitely more willing to play toady to the Left.

But then, most money-men are cowards.

Blogger Arthur Isaac December 27, 2020 1:09 PM  

But muh Georgia Republican Senators!!!

Blogger John Williams December 27, 2020 1:10 PM  

The Tea Party exposed The Uniparty.
Bill Clinton criticized NAFTA while he was running, but worked to make it real while in office. There is a reason every step, big or small, made by red or blue (and even black) clad men all lead in the same direction.

Blogger Redbeard December 27, 2020 1:13 PM  

And this is why I didn't vote this election. No matter who you voted for, you consented to this form of government authority, which is by far an evil one.

Anonymous Anonymous December 27, 2020 1:15 PM  

Can’t believe there’s no comment on that 2004 post.

Still, knowing a few of the Dread Ilk by their own comments, they probably nodded and moved on, assuming such plains peaking required no further discussion.

Blogger liberranter December 27, 2020 1:19 PM  

The greatest trick the political establishment ever played on the American people was convincing us that there are two parties, each with diametrically opposing viewpoints.

Horrifying, though not the least bit surprising, that this piece of LONG OBVIOUS truth is JUST NOW dawning on the average room temperature-IQ normie.

A failure to remember the lessons of the past is the great weakness of the voting populace and is exploited by the bifactional ruling party every four years.

The Founders knew exactly what they were doing when the restricted the franchise to property-owning white males. Although there is admittedly ZE-RO chance of returning to this, it is the only way to prevent dumbocracy from further corrupting and destroying the republic.

Blogger Newscaper312 December 27, 2020 1:20 PM  

At this point it makes about as much sense as the arbitrary purple vs green Drazi factions in Babylon 5, if I can make a geek reference.

Blogger cecilhenry December 27, 2020 1:21 PM  

How is such a basic reality missed almost endlessly by millions of people?

Its the same not just in America, but most Western nations.

Its been obvious since the 1960's. And grossly obvious since the 1980's where they can be seen TELLING you there's not a damn difference.

They have memes about it, damn it!!!

The March of Tyranny

http://saltytalkradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/149506_316295831820262_474498709_n.jpg

Blogger Doktor Jeep December 27, 2020 1:22 PM  

Cthulu always swims left.

Blogger JD Curtis December 27, 2020 1:25 PM  

I think the comments got blackholed when the commenting system changed

Blogger waterdragon1657 December 27, 2020 1:28 PM  

George Washington warned about a party system when he helped found the country. Maybe we should get rid of the parties once more? Parties are part of the problem because you'll have people that will vote for one party no matter what. We should really be voting on the candidate's policies rather than on what party they claim to represent.

Blogger Critias December 27, 2020 1:28 PM  

"But modern Tories have only the dullness of defending situations that they had not the excitement of creating. Revolutionists make a reform, Conservatives only conserve the reform. They never reform the reform which is often very much wanted."

From Chesterton in his 'What is Wrong with the world' 1910.

The powers behind the progressive movement in Western Civilization as Vox points out has very deep roots. Uni-parties aren't new and have been a very old con and no doubt the calls to install democracies around the world are only so that those countries can be controlled by these shadowy powers. Probably the same ones that did the French Revolution.



Blogger Dafo December 27, 2020 1:30 PM  

I wonder how many legends will come out one day about those who are helping the GE against this uniparty hydra. He wouldn’t have run without some decent assurances of protection for himself and his family, knowing how out of control the Washington swamp was.

Caesar didn’t assemble his legion in the last minute, so I personally doubt the president would have headed toward the swamp without his own loyal forces. This whole “he keeps being betrayed by those closest to him” narrative ignores the fact that he’s still there despite the swamp’s best efforts.

Blogger Unknown December 27, 2020 1:32 PM  

A few decades later is better than never.

Just how Americans failed to notice the consistent trajectory of federal policy for the past 30+ years always astounded me.

Yet now, people can look at Obama and Bush as partners in crime, and I'm thankful for that awakening.

Blogger Silly but True December 27, 2020 1:45 PM  

Acts 15:36-41.

Remember even the Apostles had disagreements how to execute God’s will. And when the uniparty among them preached togetherness with those lacking conviction, the more devout understood there comes a time to part ways.

Blogger Jake Burton December 27, 2020 1:47 PM  

Anyone seen Wonder Woman 1984? They truly released it on HBO Max because during a regular year it would do badly in theaters, and this year it would epically bomb.

1. Using real life crimes and flipping perps to white men? (the somali chucking the boy off the 3rd floor mall, Central Park Jogger, etc) check
2. Constant "men are buffoons" message? Check
3. Knock off donald trump villain? Check

They really can't resist the urge to make the product their sermon and ruin it.

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Blogger FUBARwest December 27, 2020 1:55 PM  

Some relatives in California(the blue parts) expressed serious doubts and concerns over the covid narrative over christmas. Quickly followed up with Fox News is propaganda and an echo chamber for right wingers. No mention of the rest of the MSM being the same for the left but it's a start. It's taking forever but people even in the bluest of strongholds are starting to see what's going on.

Blogger Mr Smith December 27, 2020 1:56 PM  

And any alternative party, Jo Jo's Libertarian circus for example, would be happier than a Georgia governor to sell out the US to the CCP for free trade.

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother December 27, 2020 2:02 PM  

Shut up nerd

Blogger Stilicho December 27, 2020 2:08 PM  

The uniparty is a permanent Mandarin class made up of bureaucrats/deep staters with republican and democrat politicians jockeying for position within the uniparty.

Blogger DanF December 27, 2020 2:12 PM  

I humbly request "top ten greatest tricks of the political establishment" that rank above the uniparty, if and when you have the time.

Blogger Reader December 27, 2020 2:13 PM  

@7 Can’t believe there’s no comment on that 2004 post.

For some technical reason, I believe, Vox nuked all comments from all his posts from those years. That post most assuredly had comments - they all did. The Dread Ilk would never simply nod and move on.

Blogger Bibliotheca Servare December 27, 2020 2:37 PM  

Every time I read one of those old posts, I wish the comments were still intact. Bummer.

I wasn't even a teenager yet, and certainly hadn't heard of Vox Day, but I bet it'd be cool to read the stuff OG Dread Ilk were saying at the time.

Was Bane around back then? I never knew him, but I've gotten the impression through various mentions of him that he was a heck of a guy, and his contributions were truly valuable.

I don't know if the uniparty has gotten better or worse since then. I think more people have woken up to it though, thanks be to God.

Blogger Laramie Hirsch December 27, 2020 2:37 PM  

You have a vast pool of past discussions that you can draw upon. I wonder when the day will come that you try to put all of your blog posts into a book.

Blogger Hammerli 280 December 27, 2020 2:49 PM  

The other thing to remember is that Washington is corrosively Left-wing AND statist. It's a city with no purpose other than the Federal Government. It is neither a hub of commerce nor a center of manufacturing or finance. There's neither incentive to keep the Government small nor much contact with the outside world. All through Obama's Second Democrat Depression, the rest of the country suffered...but not D.C., where the prices of housing soared.

Term limits are needed...but Real Residency, requiring every member of Congress to sleep 183 nights per year in the state he purports to represent, would do far more.

Blogger rognuald December 27, 2020 2:50 PM  

May more Americans awaken to the Deep Fake and rise up against it.

Blogger T.L. Ciottoli December 27, 2020 3:04 PM  

"But the bipolar construct is an old one. It has been a mirage since the elections of 1900, when JP Morgan and John D. Rockefeller were selecting the candidates for both parties."

Credit to Gary North who tipped me off to this while in my mid-20s. I'll always remember reading his line about every election since the early 1900s being CFR Team A v. CFR Team B. I remember the feeling of mild shock and clarity that it brought. I was lucky enough to thank him in person for writing that.

Normie conservatives and libertarians need to understand that their small-government principles are non-existent outside of White people, and then only used as a weapon to divide-and-conquer us, whilst every other ethnic and political group feeds off the trough of Federal Reserve money-printing.

Blogger A M D G December 27, 2020 3:16 PM  

The powers that be don't care if the president is "elected" by half of one percent of eligible voters... they'd probably prefer that actually. Fewer people to influence... Off your duff and into the breach with you...

Blogger Beloved December 27, 2020 3:17 PM  

Decisions have been made events are in motion and the only thing that you need to know is it's time to pray.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 27, 2020 3:24 PM  

Reader wrote:For some technical reason, I believe, Vox nuked all comments from all his posts from those years.
Comments in those days were hosted by a 3rd party service (CoComment) because the Blogger comment and moderation system is a broken, barely functional piece of shit, proof that Google is incapable of even copying good software.
CoComment went bankrupt and stopped service years ago. 2010? Maybe? All the comments hosted by the service were discarded.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine December 27, 2020 3:33 PM  

And again: The most effective lie is almost entirely true, yet more effective than that is two lies, each partly true, directly opposed to each other.

Blogger Yossarian December 27, 2020 3:59 PM  

There will come a day when they fake votes not to favor one candidate over another, but to give the impression of people voting in the first place.

Blogger Dad29 December 27, 2020 4:02 PM  

OK. How about "Top 10 Tricks" nominees, like "This is a nation of laws, not men!!"

Blogger Edjamacator December 27, 2020 4:03 PM  

Nevertheless, it is good to see that in the bipartisan opposition to President Trump, the average American is now beginning to recognize what was generally regarded as a strange and radical position back in 2004.

Come to Vox Popoli, be 16 years ahead of the curve!

Blogger Unknown December 27, 2020 4:13 PM  

This has been going on for a while internationally. The old Left and Right parties have united to lock out the new far right-wing parties. This is not just a U.S. phenomenon.

Blogger Beloved December 27, 2020 4:27 PM  

James 3:16-18

For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

May God have mercy on your soul. He will not forget those who are his.

Blogger SmokeyJoe December 27, 2020 4:30 PM  

@ 8.liberranter

"The Founders knew exactly what they were doing when the restricted the franchise to property-owning white males. Although there is admittedly ZE-RO chance of returning to this..."

Right!? We need a reset. Vote rights are for people who have skin in the game. Whose income is only from within the country, or serve in the legions or pay tax in excess to normal flat rate. And all must be of the "Christian Western Civilization" stock. Maybe an extra vote for head of household if you have a wife and children.
Meh, that's just off the top of my head. Everyone's mileage may vary.

Blogger Glaivester December 27, 2020 4:34 PM  

@9: NOT MY PEOPLE!
They are purple!
PURPLE!

Blogger Paulito December 27, 2020 4:49 PM  

@8 "Although there is admittedly ZE-RO chance of returning to this, it is the only way to prevent dumbocracy from further corrupting and destroying the republic."

Why do you think that, considering that it didn't work the first time?

Blogger Joe December 27, 2020 5:03 PM  

"Nevertheless, it is good to see that in the bipartisan opposition to President Trump, the average American is now beginning to recognize what was generally regarded as a strange and radical position back in 2004."

One of the main things that won people over, who are usually against every US president and the very idea of a president, was that Trump has all the right enemies. They were coming at him WAY too hard for it to be the typical political theater of the false paradigm. He wasn't supposed to win because the 2016 was also rigged, and this is the real reason for their genuine shock. They hadn't cheated hard enough, and that went out the window for 2020.

Blogger Philippe le Bel December 27, 2020 5:15 PM  

In 2004, the only elegant position was the South Park's. Turd sandwich vs giant douche.
2016 was totally different.
Unfortunatly, Trey Parker, corrupted by californian life, choose Hillary in 2016. Sad end.

Blogger Daniel December 27, 2020 5:32 PM  

GoreBush 2000 was the faction vote that clarified it for me. The hilarious "tie" sealed it, but it was the "my lockbox is lockboxier than your lockbox" that inspired me to abandon voting in the first place. Gen X wasnt even going to receive SS, so a IQ 115 debate over a future empty box was perfect.

Blogger Delayna December 27, 2020 5:35 PM  

Regarding normies catching on to the Uniparty: this year much of the entertainment options have either been shut down due to covid, or have made heroic efforts to insult and drive away their audiences (NBA, NFL). So the media distraction machine is nonfunctional just when an above average number are angry, or fearful, and thus paying attention. Oft evil will doth evil mar.

Blogger Old Griz December 27, 2020 5:39 PM  

Our choices are Pepsi or Coke when what we need is lemonade. Or maybe some whiskey.

Blogger The Observer December 27, 2020 5:42 PM  

Why do you think that, considering that it didn't work the first time?

Pretty much this. There are always perverse incentives for parties to expand the franchise -- the whole "government voting a new people" thing. Endless sob stories will be trotted out, impassioned speeches given, lobbying done, and by degrees the franchise always expands by hook or by crook until people genuinely argue for giving children and illegals the vote.

Because of the perpetual lure of hoovering up more votes, any attempts to limit the franchise by any measure will never last. If you mandated military service for voting rights watch it be whittled down to service vocations, then community service, then done away with altogether in a matter of decades.

Property? People own one square metre parcels of land or trash throwaway housing meant to enable voting.

Blogger Crush Limbraw December 27, 2020 5:42 PM  

Learning takes time - and it comes incrementally in fits and spurts. The most important part is desire and intellectual curiosity - in order to overcome wrong presuppositions and binary thinking - and have I come to understand that factor in me and others!
We all tend to jump on a new horse of epiphany which we will ride right into the next trap set for us by our adversity Old Scratch.
What's my point? If anyone is discovering now that we have a uniparty - that is actually old news - best kept secret in politics!
"In the United States, the instrument that controls all things macro is an oligarchy motivated by unfathomable amounts of money and power. This oligarchy has two factions. One is the so-called Democratic Party, which consists primarily of Marxists and socialists. The other is the so-called Republican Party, which consists primarily of liberals.
Notwithstanding their efforts to make the gullible public believe they are radically opposed to each other’s policies, in truth they agree on virtually all of the fundamentals of totalitarianism — especially the fundamental belief in the supremacy of politicians and bureaucrats over the rest of the populace.” - by Robert Ringer. I frankly don't know when he first wrote this, but it doesn't matter - I learned it over 5 years ago when I started my website and DaLimbraw Library. It became a fundamental premise of my Government/Religion/Politics/Culture interactive role in our lives - ALL of them. Vox is one of the few who can address ALL of these and intertwine them into a coherent vision if you're willing to look.
Sometimes a little knowledge is dangerous, especially if you think you now 'got it'. No you don't - you're just getting a glimpse - and it NOW becomes YOUR responsibility to start digging deeper. With knowledge comes responsibility - and the more you learn - the more you need to learn!
DaOnus is now on you and me, dudes - to prove ALL things! We just got ourselves a lifetime job - Congratulations!

Blogger furor kek tonicus ( LeBron James loves Asian Rape Farms and Slave Labor ) December 27, 2020 5:51 PM  

7. Scuzzaman December 27, 2020 1:15 PM
Can’t believe there’s no comment on that 2004 post.


*guffaw*

when do we ever shut up?


25. Reader December 27, 2020 2:13 PM
For some technical reason, I believe, Vox nuked all comments from all his posts from those years.



almost as funny.



26. Bibliotheca Servare December 27, 2020 2:37 PM
Was Bane around back then?


Vox used to link Bane's site, but it looks like it's gone since the Ilk links got deleted. the Ode is still in the sidebar though.


http://voxday.blogspot.com/2008/09/for-friend-i-never-met.html




33. Snidely Whiplash December 27, 2020 3:24 PM
All the comments hosted by the service were discarded.


there was more than one comment wipe, the Cocomment thing is only one of them.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot December 27, 2020 6:03 PM  

what was generally regarded as a strange and radical position back in 2004

I've held that position for at least that long, and have talked myself hoarse telling people that, despite all their talk, what President has repealed anything his predecessors have enacted? Not one, because they've all been acting to concentrate power in their hands as much as possible, and the yapping partisans shortsightedly love that, as long as "their team" is in charge.

Blogger Kirk Parker December 27, 2020 6:03 PM  

I am constantly impressed at how prescient Chesterton and Lewis were about these matters.

Blogger Kirk Parker December 27, 2020 6:18 PM  

Add to that, a prior residency requirement: no one may have their name placed on the ballot who has not resided in the city, County, district, or state that the office represents for the length of time the term of office represents. No more of this parachuting candidates in...

Anonymous Anonymous December 27, 2020 6:41 PM  

Angelo Codevilla wrote a wonderful piece about this a decade ago called "America's Ruling Class And the Perils of Revolution". Certainly worth another read today. He actually turned it into a longer pamphlet as well.

https://spectator.org/americas-ruling-class/

Blogger onyomi December 27, 2020 6:44 PM  

@4 Arthur Isaac
>But muh Georgia Republican Senators!!!

I'm not entirely convinced of the "4d chessmaster Trump" scenario, but I'm actually fairly intrigued, at this point, that Trump is still planning a rally for these GREAT Georgia senators. That he is still doing so after so much of the Senate, including these candidates, have publicly thrown him under the bus or, at best, signaled lukewarm support, suggests something interesting to me, strategically speaking.

Clearly Trump is not concerned with "the good of the GOP" insofar as that means the reputations of the establishment GOP, as he's currently "making the rubble bounce" with his threat to pocket veto the COVID relief bill while calling out greed and pork, simultaneously making GOP senators' lives difficult by forcing them to chose between supporting him (super unpopular in DC) and failing to do so (unpopular in America).

His negotiation of a pocket veto situation with the omnibus bill, triangulating the House Dems against GOP pork at this point looks brilliant. Therefore, though I'm also of the opinion "to hell with these RINOs and their senate majority if they can't stand up for Trump now," it seems quite likely to me that Trump has some kind of calculation wrt the GA senators. Maybe his ability to help, or withhold help, from them is a bargaining chip he has vis-a-vis Mitch, or maybe some other reason. But I expect it's more than him just supporting GOP senators because that's what people tell him a GOP POTUS has to do.

Blogger Brickbat December 27, 2020 7:04 PM  

Azure Amaranthine wrote:And again: The most effective lie is almost entirely true, yet more effective than that is two lies, each partly true, directly opposed to each other.
That is exactly the enemy's strategy, and well worth spreading. Is it your own, or how should I attribute it?

Blogger SirHamster December 27, 2020 7:19 PM  

Kirk Parker wrote:no one may have their name placed on the ballot who has not resided in the city,
if the voters aren't going to enforce local preference, trying to dictate it top-down isn't going to help much.

we're really just overdue for a return to feudalism. voting is gay.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey December 27, 2020 7:28 PM  

I was in Washington when the Clintonites hit town in 1993. What a shock. I hadn't heard the term SJW before, if it was around back then I was unaware of it. But these people turned my stomach. I started voting not for who was up on stage at the conventions, but rather who was in the audience making up the body of the two parties.

But it ultimately didn't work. The cancers of radical progressivism infected the bureaucracies, the courts, the K Street organizations. Never heard the term "entryism" back then either, but blocking these evil ones from sway was my hope.

I don't know of any institution or organization has ever successfully dealt with and SJW infestation, much less one so large, so powerful, and so resistant to change as institutional Washington.

Blogger Hammerli 280 December 27, 2020 7:31 PM  

Restricting the franchise is feasible, but will take time and a concentrated effort. You won't get back to the 1790 rules with a single election, a single law.

The key will be to isolate a single undesirable group, make the case to everybody else, and get them off the voting rolls.

The first step is to enforce EXISTING laws. No more dead people, no more foreign nationals voting. Follow up by reintroducing minimum residency requirements. Then go after the welfare recipients.

Blogger map December 27, 2020 7:36 PM  

I've always had a problem with this "uniparty" idea, not because there is no evidence of it, but because nobody on the Left actually believes it.

"Uniparty" is like the libertarians and their "two wings of the same bird of prey" business. It is an idea that exists almost exclusively on the Right. I've never heard any Leftist, even the most radical, insist that the two-party system does not exist. At best, they default to "corporate interests" slowing down the inevitable slide to the Left, but that is as far as it goes.

A "uniparty" or a "two-wings" structure implies a partnership of equals to function. A bird needs both wings to work in unison to fly. Partnerships exist because each partner brings something valuable to the table, without which the enterprise cannot survive.

The GOP does not look like a wing or a partnership. It looks simply like a cuck, a Washington Generals party designed to make the Harlem Globetrotters win. After all, only Mitch McConnell and Tucker Carlson get protestors at their houses, never Pelosi or Schumer.

What these GOP'ers don't get is that cucks are disposable. This routine of being vilified always runs the risk that your "partners" will decide to play it for real and just destroy you, if only to appear authentic to the Leftists. McConnell and Romney are in too deep to insure against this probability, but Trump is not, which is why the stops are being pulled out to actually destroy him. He is too much of a wild card.

This is why you are seeing so much churn in the GOP, between those who want to actually be a true opposition party and those who want to be cucks to the Democrats for money.

Blogger Freeholder December 27, 2020 7:37 PM  

In fact, I do believe Trump is the only president who actively tried to undo a policy of a previous president with DACA and it was such a dangerous idea Roberts himself had to get involved.

Blogger Gen. Kong December 27, 2020 7:39 PM  

Cthulu always swims left.

Indeed. The Hegelian mambo is his favorite dance.

Thesis step to the left,
Thesis step to the left,
Grab Antithesis on your right and step to the left,
Twirl around
Synthesize
cha cha cha
And step to the Left…

Blogger Gen. Kong December 27, 2020 7:42 PM  

'Captain Underoos' also for that matter.

I always liked the term 'Capt. Underoos' but it seems too innocent for the loathsome creature now. The Capt. Underoos costume has been shredded and now we see the real Mitt Wormney.

Blogger Paulito December 27, 2020 8:16 PM  

@60 If your belief is predicated on listening to Leftists, that should be a red flag that tells you to rethink your premise.

Blogger map December 27, 2020 8:38 PM  

To add a little more to what I wrote.

The key problem is not that the government is "too big" or "too small" or that laws are not enforced.

The key problem is that the government is not parochial. It does not serve the interests of the people it claims to serve. It serves outside interests and it will attack the people it claims to serve when those outside interests demand it.

Look at fascism, for example. Much has been made about how fascism is "so similar" to communism. Jonah Goldberg has a whole book dedicated to this concept, until you look at it more closely.

The fascist argument against the communists was never an economic one. The fascists never argued the way Republicans do. They never argued about property rights, incentives, the information provision of prices, the invisible hand, or any of the ideas that Hayek may have thought up.

Instead, the fascists made a political argument against the communists. They simply argued that the respective wealth of a nation belongs to its people and it stays with its people. This is how the fascists won over everyone from the industrialists down to the union laborer...they simply pointed out that the communist was an "international socialist" without explaining why "internationalism" was necessary.

This is exactly what Trump is doing and why the communists are so afraid of him...he is exposing the unnecessary internationalism in communist programs.

You will win and capture the government by simply advocating for parochialism, and Trump does all of the time.

Blogger Bezzle December 27, 2020 8:49 PM  

@5. John Williams December 27, 2020 1:10 PM
The Tea Party exposed The Uniparty.

The bloody *Warren Commission* exposed the Uniparty. (And any such "uniparty" crucially includes a lock on legacy media, and subsequent control of the narrative.)

Blogger onyomi December 27, 2020 9:04 PM  

re. 55: right after I post this Trump signs something in exchange for some promises from the Senate. Hopefully he hasn't given up his powerful leverage for only unenforcable promises. The fact that he posts about this and Jan. 6 roughly simultaneously ("information to follow!") could indicate he negotiated something favorable wrt his own re-election?

Blogger LES December 27, 2020 9:07 PM  

Uniparty, indeed. I see Trump got the Christmas spirit and signed the 2.3 trillion spending bill. Maybe his pocket has a hole in it.

Blogger hysteropotmos December 27, 2020 9:12 PM  

@SirHamster

Agreed.

I pulled the book Feudalism in History off a library shelf last year and flipped through the first section. It argues that feudal systems always come about as a result of imperial collapse. I started taking notes. An understanding of SSH is also going to be very helpful, as the key to success for a nobody like me is to pick a good lord early and help him expand.

At the very least, old guys can hand out the arms to the young guys, and young guys can shut up and take orders.

Blogger Johnny December 27, 2020 9:40 PM  

map wrote:A "uniparty" or a "two-wings" structure implies a partnership of equals to function
My take on the situation is that it is not so much collusion as common interest. Once they get to Washington, their personal self interest is to go along with the deep state. The few outliers are ineffective and so it all kind of works. They talk differently, but collectively they serve their common interest. The slang way of saying it is that they get Potomac Fever.

Blogger Rough Carrigan December 27, 2020 9:40 PM  

#60. I don't know if your just playing at being disingenuous or if you're serious. Watch or listen to almost anyone on the left beyond the establishment, people like Jimmy Dore or Glenn Greenwald. Maybe they don't use that exact term, "uniparty" but they bemoan how, from their perspective, the D party establishment is just the Republicans-lite.

Blogger phil g December 27, 2020 9:40 PM  

There's been a rumor that elements of the military recruited him to run to clean up this treasonous mess.

Blogger Ozymandius December 27, 2020 10:01 PM  

Perfect!

Blogger AbnEng December 27, 2020 10:40 PM  

New Congress Critter gets to DC; he gets on the radar screen. Quickly 5 eyes / No Such Agency have phone records with wife, girlfriend, drug dealer, bookie, spirit cooker, etc. Any guy that couldn’t be blackmailed got defeated in the primary. Almost all Congress Critters discover they are totally in favor of NSA’s budget requests. Add in the whole tax evasion thing, where unapproved Congress Critters are criminally guilty (Jim Traficant, Duke Cunningham, and the prototype model Lyndon LaRouche) for doing the exact same thing approved Congress Critters, you have a Uniparty that looks something like what we’ve got.

Blogger map December 27, 2020 10:46 PM  

Rough Carrigan wrote:#60. I don't know if your just playing at being disingenuous or if you're serious. Watch or listen to almost anyone on the left beyond the establishment, people like Jimmy Dore or Glenn Greenwald. Maybe they don't use that exact term, "uniparty" but they bemoan how, from their perspective, the D party establishment is just the Republicans-lite.

But what is the content of their perspective? The Democrats propose something. The Republicans give them 25% of what the Democrats want, and these non-establishment Democrats complain that they did not get the other 75%? That makes them think the Dems are "Republican-lite?"

That is like Leftists not noticing that Google and Amazon are left-wing commercial interests. It does not make it any less true.

This "uniparty" business ignores the fact that Leftists are extremely dangerous. They are not mirror-images of the Right.

Want to see the level of delusion operating there, go here:

https://truthout.org/

Read the headlines. It's like an alternate reality.

Blogger AbnEng December 27, 2020 10:50 PM  

“There ain’t a dimes worth of difference between the Democrat and Republican parties.”

George Wallace, American Party 1968,

Democrat front runner until an unfortunate accident, 1972

"In Birmingham they love the governor
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?"
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Blogger Rough Carrigan December 27, 2020 10:56 PM  

#74, when Dave Janda was doing a lot of advocacy of health care policy, speaking to congressmen, he started to consider a run for congress himself. Lee Atwater asked to speak to him. Janda visited Atwater in his office. Atwater told him that he seemed like a nice guy and advised him not to run. He advised Janda to never attend a party in DC. He said that it might seem like a high class affair at some mansion but there would be kids running around and he might think they were the host's kids. But they wouldn't be. And he'd be photographed with them. He told Janda that if "they" couldn't blackmail him they'd kill him.

Blogger lynnjynh9315 December 27, 2020 11:04 PM  

Democracy is prone to entropy.

It's easier to convince a king to be moral, than it is the entire population. Without Christianity... democracy is impossible.

Blogger Azure Amaranthine December 27, 2020 11:09 PM  

"how should I attribute it?"

As you wish, it's been stated before in different terms. The important thing is that as many people learn the dynamic as possible.

"Indeed. The Hegelian mambo is his favorite dance."

The worst of it, is Hegel's point was that both polarities you're presented are usually wrong, and you need to take the correct parts out of each. The problem is, he didn't get the criteria for "correct" across, or had them wrong. So, people either love him or hate him and the irony that his own tool is polarized is deserved.

Blogger Jeroth December 27, 2020 11:12 PM  

I made a knee jerk reaction and got frustrated at Trump for signing the bill. But from his statement it seems he will still get his $2k payments. Only four more weeks to go, so there is really no reason not to simply trust him at this point. The moment of truth will be revealed soon.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash December 27, 2020 11:20 PM  

I posted it on the other channel, and now it appears I have to post it here.
DO NOT POST ABOUT TRUMP SIGNING THE OMNIBUS BILL UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND THE IMPOUNDMENT CONTROL ACT.
Anything you have to say will be wrong.

Blogger asIMust December 27, 2020 11:35 PM  

Solid F*ing Gold right here. Coming from a former cuckservitive who lived and died on these election nights. fake fake - fake fake from Seinfeld's Eleain Benis. To be fair to me, when the libtard press goes all in I immediately go the opposite. I was not pro Bush as much as I was fuck you MSM.

Blogger John (not the pope) December 27, 2020 11:46 PM  

I assume the same is true for the other "two-party" systems around the world? Australia? The UK?

Blogger map December 28, 2020 12:13 AM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:I posted it on the other channel, and now it appears I have to post it here.

DO NOT POST ABOUT TRUMP SIGNING THE OMNIBUS BILL UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND THE IMPOUNDMENT CONTROL ACT.

Anything you have to say will be wrong.


Oh, that is neat. The payments to foreign countries can be impounded by the will of the executive branch.

Blogger Bezzle December 28, 2020 1:03 AM  

@84. map December 28, 2020 12:13 AM
Oh, that is neat. The payments to foreign countries can be impounded by the will of the executive branch.

Once foreign graft is extracted, and the $600 (or whatever Trump wrankgles) is accounted for -- what percentage of the bill's valuation remains earmarked for *domestic* money-laundering and socialism-maintenance?

As much as the ballyhooed Pakistani transgenders will need to find their own way, I *really* want to see US academia wearing rags and selling pencils out of cans at the bus-stop hobo-shelter.

Blogger Josh Brown December 28, 2020 1:18 AM  

Back in the 70s during election time I recall hearing the view put forward by Pravda: Western democratic elections were contests between two millionaires for control of the government. (A million was a lot of money back then). Pure Commie propaganda it seemed then but now it is more a case of it takes a one party state to know one.

Blogger Dan in Georgia December 28, 2020 3:36 AM  

SirHamster wrote:Kirk Parker wrote:no one may have their name placed on the ballot who has not resided in the city,

if the voters aren't going to enforce local preference, trying to dictate it top-down isn't going to help much.

we're really just overdue for a return to feudalism. voting is gay.


The hilarity of 75 or so Maxine Waters or Barbara Lees would be worth it. Having literal pimps and welfare queens in the House chamber would show the world how absurd universal suffrage really is. C-SPAN would be like watching COPS.

Blogger Dan in Georgia December 28, 2020 4:03 AM  

@75
Interesting how similar the headlines are now to the DrudgeReport. Matt Drudge was either always a fraud, was paid off, threatened, or any combination of the three. Whatever the case really is, he likes things just as they are now, and Trump threatens his lifestyle to the point that he is comfortable making much less (unless he is getting subsidized for the difference) to do the bidding of the Deep State.

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot December 28, 2020 4:17 AM  

This is how the fascists won over everyone from the industrialists down to the union laborer...they simply pointed out that the communist was an "international socialist" without explaining why "internationalism" was necessary.

Do you actually believe this drivel?

Blogger Dan in Georgia December 28, 2020 4:22 AM  

@77 Wow. Another case of brain cancer. There are too many of these around to be a coincidence. McCain, Beau Biden, and Lee Atwater, who then has to disavow he entire political life before he died. I wonder if he was telling others besides Janda how to avoid being blackmailed, and some of them ratted on him for trying to save their souls. OTOH, cell phones back then put out a LOT of microwave radiation right against your head as you're on the phone. Whatever the cause, him dying when he did made Bill Clinton's election victory in 1992 very much easier.

Blogger John Rockwell December 28, 2020 5:12 AM  

The Observer wrote:Why do you think that, considering that it didn't work the first time?

Pretty much this. There are always perverse incentives for parties to expand the franchise -- the whole "government voting a new people" thing. Endless sob stories will be trotted out, impassioned speeches given, lobbying done, and by degrees the franchise always expands by hook or by crook until people genuinely argue for giving children and illegals the vote.

Because of the perpetual lure of hoovering up more votes, any attempts to limit the franchise by any measure will never last. If you mandated military service for voting rights watch it be whittled down to service vocations, then community service, then done away with altogether in a matter of decades.

Property? People own one square metre parcels of land or trash throwaway housing meant to enable voting.


Considering such incentives. How is it the Venice managed to remain an Aristocratic Republic for 1000 years with minimal to no expansion of the Franchise?

What did they have that America didn't?

Blogger Beery Swine December 28, 2020 6:33 AM  

The bold bit is hilariously prescient. Donald Jamarcus Trunq fitna be on the warpath!
"As much as the ballyhooed Pakistani transgenders will need to find their own way, I *really* want to see US academia wearing rags and selling pencils out of cans at the bus-stop hobo-shelter."
Is it just me, or is schadenfreude simultaneously the ugliest and also most attractive emotion?

Blogger MarkyMark December 28, 2020 6:53 AM  

WTF TOOK people so long to see the freakin' obvious?! To anyone paying attention, the truth of the DC Uniparty was obvious long ago! Pointing out the DC Uniparty is akin to saying the sun is bright, water is wet, etc.

Blogger MNW December 28, 2020 7:48 AM  

The Philly GOP is the very definition of feckless. They have 2 at-large council seats because the city charter requires opposing parties to have seats. They are in council be default!

The rest of the state ignore Philly as much as possible, more so with Wolf as govenor. Wolf actively turns a blind eye and the state GOP doesn't seem to want to be bothered

Blogger MNW December 28, 2020 7:49 AM  

The tea party should be resurrected and should be far less passive in the face of all of the attacks.

They gathered but didn't dump any tea

Blogger Ominous Cowherd December 28, 2020 8:05 AM  

John Rockwell wrote:What did they have that America didn't?
Aristocrats?

The Dictators Handbook talks in terms of the size of the coalition necessary to retain power. The smaller the coalition, the more its members can be rewarded. Diluting the pool of electors dilutes the rewards, since in the short and medium run at least, the reward pie in the Middle Ages was of fixed size.

So a hereditary aristocracy could easily resist the allure of expanding the franchise because they didn't want to share the rewards with the commoners, and the commoners were just damned, dirty plebians anyway.

Blogger VD December 28, 2020 10:52 AM  

The tea party should be resurrected

No. The Tea Party was lame and feckless.

Blogger DonReynolds December 28, 2020 11:31 AM  

Neither of the two major political parties are ideological. To that extent people are justified in calling them the uniparty, but they are rivals for the power to govern this great nation.

Both parties are separate forums for the great ideological debates and in each forum there is a right wing, left wing, and a center. That is not to say that each wing is equal, because often the parties look more like fiddler crabs, with one wing dominant over the other. But it is WITHIN the party that the ideological debates and struggle takes place. The parties have no lasting ideology to promote and that is why parties seem to change color (slowly) over the decades.

While the right or left wing can lead, they can never decide the direction of the party. The center casts the deciding vote.

It is entirely possible for both parties to show up with the same policy prescriptions at the election or they may show up with diametrically opposed platforms. Generally, the party faithful will support their own candidate, but neither party can win an election with their own voters. To WIN an election, they must have enough votes from the independents in the center.... these are the deciding votes.

Blogger Balam December 28, 2020 12:44 PM  

@Redbeard the cuck
''And this is why I didn't vote this election. No matter who you voted for, you consented to this form of government authority, which is by far an evil one.''

And you have the magical ability not to consent and to flaunt the law because you didn't vote on it? Do you tell police who pull you over that you are a sovereign citizen?

Blogger map December 28, 2020 6:50 PM  

Crunchy Cachalot wrote:This is how the fascists won over everyone from the industrialists down to the union laborer...they simply pointed out that the communist was an "international socialist" without explaining why "internationalism" was necessary.

Do you actually believe this drivel?


How is it drivel?

Blogger Akulkis December 29, 2020 5:34 PM  

>> I don't know of any institution or organization has ever successfully dealt with and SJW infestation, much less one so large, so powerful, and so resistant to change as institutional Washington.

Let me introduce you to Gen. Pinochet, El Presidente of Argentina and Gen. Franco, El Presidente of Spain. You're going to love 'em.

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