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Friday, January 01, 2021

A charade of success

AC highlights the fake success of the ticket-taking gatekeeper, Ben Shapiro:

At 17, Shapiro was the youngest syndicated columnist in the country, and was writing his first book. Nobody was going to listen to you at 17, let alone pay you to write stuff about politics. Any editor would have ignored you if you sought this out, even if you were a genius. His Infogalactic page shows nine books he has written, but not a one of you, autistic political fans, can even name one. Nobody bought them, but I will bet he took home millions, supposedly from the paltry slice a publisher offers an author. He founded the Daily Wire, which has 102 employees, and has $20 million revenue per year. I can’t even pay Lembro and Farce in popcorn. 

Understand, this is all illusion. Everything he has was laid on him from above, Epstein-style. I can recommend a product here in my main text, and my honest slice of the profit from the few, if any units sold from that, shunted to me for the endorsement, would not pay my hosting, even if multiplied up by the fake traffic numbers they give him with bots hitting his site. Almost everything you buy is habit. You know what you like, and you buy what you have always bought. Very, very rarely does somebody catch your attention,  on a little picture on the sidebar of a website of all things, show you something new, and convince you to go out and buy it. Advertising is a meme, but it is the best reason they could come up with for why people writing shit for free, who you only know because they are spammed everywhere by paid shills, would end up multimillionaires. It is a nice gig, I’m sure, so long as you don’t mind abandoning your kind, maybe getting killed at some point because it suits the narrative, and probably not getting to see your dogs in the afterlife.

He's right. It takes a manufactured name brand and over 100 paid employees to produce 4x more traffic than this site, which has zero employees and zero advertising revenue. Internet advertising is, like political book sales, simply another means of funnelling money to those who do what their evil promethean masters tell them to do.

Note that neither AC nor I are even remotely bitter about Shapiro's fake success. To the contrary, we are both contemptuous of it. If the whole world isn't worth the price of your soul, then selling it for a little money, a little fame, a radio show, and your name on a few forgettable books is a dreadful bargain.

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Blogger Ominous Cowherd January 01, 2021 11:26 AM  

Internet advertising is, like political book sales, simply another means of funnelling money to those who do what their evil promethean masters tell them to do.
If most of our productivity were not being hijacked by central bank counterfeiting and this sort of money laundering, think how much more resources we would all have.

Blogger Othello January 01, 2021 11:33 AM  

Enjoy reading your responses to one another.

Blogger maragaretwalker January 01, 2021 11:33 AM  

On my local radio station, they got rid of Michael Savage, and still have Shapiro. Michael Savage started out here in Norcal 25 years ago and is a favorite conservative voice in this liberal sea. Savage also was a big promoter of Trump.He is now doing a podcast.

Blogger van helsing January 01, 2021 11:35 AM  

dayum, where's the like button...

Blogger T.L. Ciottoli January 01, 2021 11:38 AM  

Better a piece of bread with an honorable man than a feast with thieves and pedophiles.

Or something like that.

Blogger T.L. Ciottoli January 01, 2021 11:41 AM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:If most of our productivity were not being hijacked by central bank counterfeiting and this sort of money laundering, think how much more resources we would all have.

It would be unthinkable really. What's more, we'd have far more cultural riches. Far more community. Far more family. Far less insanity. We would have far more freedom to choose the Good and the Beautiful.

Blogger Mirko i Slavko January 01, 2021 11:43 AM  

When I was young I thought people sell their ass for success.
And than you realize it is much much worse than that.

Blogger Lazarus January 01, 2021 11:43 AM  

Founding Father of Promethean America = P.T.Barnum

Blogger Critias January 01, 2021 11:45 AM  

"If most of our productivity were not being hijacked by central bank counterfeiting and this sort of money laundering, think how much more resources we would all have."

It's not just that, think of all the energy and resources involved in keeping a lid on the truth, putting a straitjacket on Western Countries. All that man power. Keeping everything fake and at the same time slowly taking apart our nations. It's a massive effort.

How much could we achieve if we were free, and how hard will we fight to get it.

Blogger tdcommenter January 01, 2021 11:57 AM  

The cautionary tale about Lena Dunham comes to mind as another ticket taker. Some years after she remarking that she wished that she had an abortion, she ended up losing an ovary do to a condition that is likely linked to HPV. In a last ditch effort at child bearing, a doctor bored through her remaining ovary to extract eggs in a failed attempt at fertilization. None of the six eggs took.

She did become a wealthy icon of modern day feminism, though.

Blogger tuberman January 01, 2021 12:01 PM  

Yep, AC has been a consistently good to great source, and I love them leaning on this little twirp, fake-right Mossad player. Their r/K theory alone makes them valuable.

Anonymous Anonymous January 01, 2021 12:01 PM  

Shapiro is a filthy rotten Jew bastard.

Blogger Frosty the Bear January 01, 2021 12:12 PM  

Tippy top kek, " His Infogalactic page shows nine books he has written, but not a one of you, autistic political fans, can even name one."

Blogger Argus Bacchus January 01, 2021 12:19 PM  

"Note that neither AC nor I are even remotely bitter about Shapiro's fake success."

You are far more successful than the half-Rogan armrest will ever be. You possess something called integrity.

Blogger Ranger January 01, 2021 12:28 PM  

Or as Thomas More put it in "A Man for all Seasons":



"- Why Richard, it profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales?"

One of my favourite lines from my favourite movie

Blogger The Lab Manager January 01, 2021 12:32 PM  

maragaretwalker wrote:On my local radio station, they got rid of Michael Savage, and still have Shapiro. Michael Savage started out here in Norcal 25 years ago and is a favorite conservative voice in this liberal sea. Savage also was a big promoter of Trump.He is now doing a podcast.

I've picked up one or two of his books used over the years. I've listened to an hour or so of his radio show that was showing up here locally.

While I don't consider him Talmudic moral degenerate, I've noted that he to uses the term 'Judeo-Christian' in some of his talks. And he does not face the Jewish question of too many of them in various spheres of media, business, and other areas.

Blogger Dafo January 01, 2021 12:37 PM  

I suspect most that after decades of people learning to ignore ads, back from when they were blinking obnoxiously coloured squares, most ads now are only clicked by asian labor camp workers, mechanical turks, or simply by software robots.

Blogger The Depolrable Podunk Ken Ramsey January 01, 2021 12:38 PM  

Li'l Bennie also has a nationally syndicated radio show.
Now, have you ever heard his voice?
Okay, put that aside, maybe it's great pearls of wisdom that Li'l Bennie puts out over the airwaves.
Listening to one hour of the Ben Shapiro Show should disabuse you of that vain and forlorn hope.

Everything about the guy is trivial and recycled, but also notably artless and also ungainly.
This ought to be more than enough to demonstrate this: it's not organic.
It's completely artificial. (Therefore: subsidized)

Blogger vinifera January 01, 2021 12:39 PM  

I can't stand this guy. His voice is like hearing a chalk board being scratched. He was 'promoted' by his handlers during his 'humble' beginnings in Burbank, California. LOL

Blogger Nate January 01, 2021 12:39 PM  

I remember shapiro's irritating war mongering columns at WND. unreadable.

Blogger Guy Incognito January 01, 2021 12:40 PM  

I used to listen to Shapiro and even bought his novel when it came out and I was flabbergasted by how terrible it was.

Let me preface this by saying I'm not even an intellectual midwit. I'm throughly average. Even I could see tbe book was terrible. It felt like an untalented 16 year old read a couple of Tom Clancy novels, then tried to copy the formula.

Reading his book made me reexamine why I had assumed he was some brilliant whiz kid.

I found VD's blog shortly after and the rest is history.

Blogger rumpole5 January 01, 2021 12:56 PM  

This has to be one of the most stupid, patheticb attempted putdowns that I have ever seen!

Blogger Unknown January 01, 2021 12:56 PM  

#9 "How much could we achieve if we were free, and how hard will we fight to get it?"

That is the foundational question.

http://forthesonsofthewest.home.blog

Blogger Billy January 01, 2021 12:56 PM  

After I got bit by the book collecting bug I noticed that Michael (Michelle) Obama, Juan Williams and many other media talking heads had very nice leather bound books offered by Easton and it struck me as odd. Makes perfect sense now. Manufacturing legitimacy by putting a fake intellectual’s name on a nice item and pretending that people were actually willing to spend $100 on the nonsense spells those fakers spout.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella January 01, 2021 1:03 PM  

I've only been thinking about that a few minutes: the freedom and the money manipulation.

For one, we'd have an abundance of things we like- we wouldn't be down on our knees, trying to gather up the last video bits of Peanuts saying a verse. We'd have so many Christian cartoons and shows all over. The music we'd hum on the elevator would elevate us, instead of shame us from singing along. The girl who got shut out of college was singing along to a rap song.


There are a few countries that run out the banksters for a century or so: they have public architecture that they like, families that they like, and social welfare run for the public good. The children become well-educated and healthy, and live- no more babies starving or freezing.

We would have beauty, because we value beauty: the buildings that people want to live in were designed and built by Christians. We would have embroideries, clothes that people want to wear, functional schools.

Blogger Ceasar January 01, 2021 1:04 PM  

I would rather listen to Fran Drecsher reading Vogue articles than listen to that nasally twerp.

Blogger Eduardo January 01, 2021 1:17 PM  

Love the dog comment!

Blogger crescent wrench January 01, 2021 1:20 PM  

The term I've heard in my spheres is "patronage economy": roughly half of jobs in and around major urban centers can be identified as payoffs for enforcing "the system" the elites set up rather than real economic activity. If you have a W2 job that pays 6 figures there's a very high chance you are doing your part to run a tiny part of this machinery.

The pandemic has allowed them to attack and destroy huge swaths of the real economy this year, forcing more and more people to choose between their ticket in "coach" or insecure gig work.

I honestly think the 2035 timeline has been accelerated to 2025 at this point. Likely a year to 18 months before it sets in to the working class citizen just how screwed they are, and after that another 2 or so for things to get bad enough for them to look at their weapons as more than toys.

Blogger Other Josh January 01, 2021 1:23 PM  

Easy. He's being funded and controlled by Israel, along with all the others. Do you think Soros' money is his own? I find it slightly amusing the country that Christians speak most highly of (Israel) is the most Promethean and antagonistic towards the Son of God.

Read the book of Revelation. With tens of millions of Jews alive on planet earth, in the end God will only save 144,000.

Blogger Joeplanet January 01, 2021 1:26 PM  

And as big as a house.

Blogger Joeplanet January 01, 2021 1:30 PM  

But mouth-breathing conservative still marvel at how he shuts down those campus librulls.

Seriously. I still see friends and family share his recycled bullshit with reverence.

Manifest evidence of the stupid party.

Blogger Joeplanet January 01, 2021 1:34 PM  

My gag reflex is still engaged from that Hee Haw cowboy photo with Crenshaw.

Clown world cubed.

Blogger Brett baker January 01, 2021 1:47 PM  

Yeah, that was annoying, to put it mildly. Savage was the uncle you liked to hear talk; Shapiro is the autistic cousin who won't go away.

Blogger Dan in Georgia January 01, 2021 1:53 PM  

If Michael Savage ever converted to Christianity, he’d make Brother Nathanial look tame by comparison!

Blogger LoneWolf January 01, 2021 1:57 PM  

Drive (((them))) from our midst, God Emperor.

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 01, 2021 1:59 PM  

What's really irksome is how fast and easily souls are sold. This moths-to-a-flame level of corruption, selling out, and grifting is astounding. I cannot even pin it to one particular generation aside from motive. Boomers do it for the greed and "everybody's doing it, man!". GenX appears to do it out of desperation: "I have child support from three different marriages (each wife was special and different and she would have never done that to meeee!) to pay for and I don't care! I'm not going to jail!". Then millenials who I think are simply so damaged by their sense of entitlement not being served by the whole world they have simply gone straight to "looting phase".

You would think that everybody has a sick kid like a Tiny Tim of sorts and if they don't cut that deal / take that ticket / sell out / cheat / steal / grift they won't have enough money to pay the doctor to save him!

But what do you see instead? RVs. Bass boats. fast cars, McMansions, spoiled rotten single-mommied kids, High end Macbooks with Avocado toast and double mochachinos...

Where's Tiny Tim?

Shapiru is one grifter in a legion of grifters. It's getting to the point where the most reliable way to spot a grifter is to simply assume "because I know this person exists, he must be a grifter". Especially considering how everybody else is banned, shadowbanned, cancelled, or crossed off.

So tired of this system. As the old Megadeth song went "If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line. But it better work this time".


Blogger Geir Balderson January 01, 2021 2:00 PM  

I never liked Ben Shapiro. He has the rapid fire speech of a person trying to drown you in words to prove his point. A flim-flam man impersonating a used car dealer. And, most of all, i never felt he was sincere.

Blogger MJ January 01, 2021 2:01 PM  

Why Richard, it profit a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world. . . but for Fox news guest appearances!

Blogger Pseudotsuga January 01, 2021 2:02 PM  

Whenever I walk by a grocery store display of books attributed to Joe Biden as the author, I stop and turn at least a few of them upside down.
I haven't seen Shapiro's books for sale or I'd do him the same favor.

Blogger Bobiojimbo January 01, 2021 2:06 PM  

This resonates with a video I just watched about Hebrews 12 and the story of Esau. Thanks, VD.

Blogger van helsing January 01, 2021 2:09 PM  

when shempiro debates dumb 19 year olds, it's a setup for him. he wont debate anyone else, esp not a seasoned brit journalist anymore. he tried it once and got spanked.

Blogger James Dixon January 01, 2021 2:10 PM  

> ...so long as you don’t mind abandoning your kind...

That's one thing Benji hasn't done. Yet...

> While I don't consider him Talmudic moral degenerate...

Then you're not paying attention.

> His voice is like hearing a chalk board being scratched...

There's a reason I call him Benji. He's a little yap dog. His voice is almost as bad as Mark Levin's. Even Mark is more honest then Benji though.

Blogger Bill Henry January 01, 2021 2:24 PM  

29. Other Josh "Read the book of Revelation. With tens of millions of Jews alive on planet earth, in the end God will only save 144,000."

You are right.. I never thought about it in those terms...
According to jewishdatabank.org in 2018 there were 14.6 million jews.. 144,000 / 14,600,000 = .1% of total Jewish population is saved. This might be a stretch, but in the end, a True Believer will only be able to trust 1 in 1000 Jews...
They are not one of us...
They hate us...

Blogger Hylemorphist January 01, 2021 2:32 PM  

It is written that you must love your enemies and hate evil. That means I have a love/hate relationship with this mediocrity.

Blogger rcocean January 01, 2021 2:55 PM  

Don't forget that Shapiro lied about Monica Fields being "assaulted" by Corey Lewandowski. Shapiro was a vicious never-trumper who had zero intellectual integrity when attacking Trump or his supporters. Do.Not.Forget.

Blogger Homesteader January 01, 2021 3:07 PM  

On taking the ticket-

A friend of mine won't grow marijuana. He has the infrastructure, and like all of us, he could use the money; but, he refuses to do so.

For his pains, he's passed up well over $1,000,000, over the years, by his rough, conservative estimates.

Instead, he grows really nice cilantro, artichokes, and tomatoes, which he freely shares with his friends.

When asked about growing cannabis, he simply says,

"Sure- whose kids do you want me to sell it to?"

If you betray your principles for worldly gain, no pillow in the world will ever be soft enough again.

(Assuming, of course, you had principles to start with.)

Another way of looking at it, is-

Only desire that, which you have first, and justly, earned.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd January 01, 2021 3:20 PM  

Hylemorphist wrote:It is written that you must love your enemies ...
Loving your enemies had better look a little different than loving your friends. For example, loving your enemies heaps burning coals on their heads. A practical example of loving enemies would be to pray for their salvation as we try, convict and punish them.

These people should only be our enemies if they are first God's enemies. Of course, if they are Jewish, they have rejected God and His Son, so there we have it.

Blogger Cappuccinobear January 01, 2021 4:06 PM  

I agree, but not sure if it matters that they're both tribesmen in the role of public persuasion art.

Blogger Imwill January 01, 2021 4:12 PM  

Her laugh still haunts my nightmares

Blogger Imwill January 01, 2021 4:19 PM  

144k is not Jews being saved.
It’s true believers, a representative number not a literal one.

Blogger Josh Brown January 01, 2021 4:42 PM  

Something similar from a completely different field always springs to mind when the trash media has articles on the fortunes said to have been made by the young female members of the Kartrashian/Jenner clan described as 'self made' when same media had reported how the matriarch decided to pimp them out to the media, and black partners, after observing the media fascination with OJ's murder of his blonde wife. (The matriarch had been married to OJ's attorney IIRC). It is all entertainment for them.

Blogger Retrenched January 01, 2021 5:08 PM  

Even back in the early-mid 2000s, when my political views were fairly similar to Shapiro's - I voted Bush 43 twice, I'm sad to say - Ben did not strike me as any kind of boy genius or whatever like he was hyped to be. His columns, while okay if one was looking for neocon punditry back then, weren't anything that any other high school kid of slightly above average intelligence couldn't have written.

I remember thinking even then, as someone who agreed with a lot of his politics, that there was something weird about how hard he was being promoted compared to other, much better writers.

Blogger Nemesis The Warlock January 01, 2021 5:13 PM  

God was very kind to her children.

Blogger Nemesis The Warlock January 01, 2021 5:22 PM  

You're not average, average people would run from this blog like a scalded cat.

Blogger Nemesis The Warlock January 01, 2021 5:28 PM  

All the Jews converted to Christianity, he's a Babylonian.

Blogger Nathan Braun January 01, 2021 5:35 PM  

Little Benji is a jew, so he doesn't have a soul to sell

Blogger Teleport me off this rock January 01, 2021 6:47 PM  

"Money For Nothing" is the correct theme tune for Ben-ha-meeen.

Blogger Other Josh January 01, 2021 7:21 PM  

@50 Imwill

"Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. From the tribe of Judah 12,000 were sealed, from the tribe of Reuben 12,000, from the tribe of Gad 12,000, from the tribe of Asher 12,000, from the tribe of Naphtali 12,000, from the tribe of Manasseh 12,000, from the tribe of Simeon 12,000, from the tribe of Levi 12,000, from the tribe of Issachar 12,000, from the tribe of Zebulun 12,000, from the tribe of Joseph 12,000, from the tribe of Benjamin 12,000." - Revelation 7:4-8

The Jews who aren't sealed follow the antichrist. Those are specific, literal numbers. I guess you're one of those people who don't take God's word literally so you can make it say whatever you want it to say.

Blogger Grooveware January 01, 2021 7:29 PM  

I understand all the worlds problems aren't because of za Jews, but bloody hell they do like to stick their neck out.

Blogger Unknown January 01, 2021 8:15 PM  

Not well said. What is "Well said" x10 with no cursing? Bravo

Blogger LoneWolf January 01, 2021 8:32 PM  

@58 Other Josh: "The Jews who aren't sealed follow the antichrist."

The Jews who don't accept Christ as God Messiah go to hell.

Blogger Tomato bear January 01, 2021 8:55 PM  

VD's spare time is 25 man's full time.

Someone, check my math.

Blogger Ominous Cowherd January 01, 2021 9:48 PM  

Other Josh wrote:"Then I heard the number of those who were sealed: 144,000 from all the tribes of Israel. From the tribe of ...
Specific numbers indeed. Notice that most of those are lost tribes. Most of the descendants of those lost tribes are probably Christians today. It's the descendants of Judah who have made a religion of hating God and His Son. There surely will be other Jews saved, but in this group, there will be only 12,000 we would call Jews, and 132,000 other descendants of Abraham. You might be one of those 132,000.

Blogger James Dixon January 01, 2021 10:05 PM  

> It is written that you must love your enemies and hate evil.

Check the original Greek for the line "love your enemies". It will make far more sense when you do.

Blogger Meanoldbasterd January 02, 2021 1:06 PM  

Another man of culture and taste I see.... Brother Nathaniel is like the Ann Barnhardt of Orthodoxy

Blogger Canadian Warlord January 02, 2021 4:33 PM  

Must be the only comedian touring college campuses these days. Jerry Seinfeld is too edgy.

Blogger Unknown January 02, 2021 9:21 PM  

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Blogger MarkyMark January 04, 2021 7:49 PM  

Am I the only one who finds Ben Shapiro totally ANNOYING? Whenever I hear his voice, I have to change the channel or sation. It's like a reflex action; I can't tune him out fast enough! Ah, but if you listen to the conservatard pundits, why Benny is whip smart. I can't STAND him...

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