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Thursday, January 28, 2021

The tiger approaches

The elections are fake. The stock markets are fake. The money is fake. The courts are fake. The police are frauds. The military is gay, trans, and fabulous. It appears that Tiger Time is rapidly approaching the once-great United States empire.

The Great American Middle Class has stood meekly by while the New Nobility stripmined $50 trillion from the middle and working classes. As this RAND report documents, $50 trillion has been siphoned from labor and the lower 90% of the workforce to the New Nobility and their technocrat lackeys who own the vast majority of the capital: Trends in Income From 1975 to 2018.

Why has the Great American Middle Class meekly accepted their new role as debt-serfs and powerless peasants in a Neofeudal Economy ruled by the New Nobility of Big Tech / monopolies / cartels / financiers? The basic answer is the New Nobility's PR has been so persuasive and ubiquitous: soaring inequality and Neofeudalism has nothing to do with us, it's just the natural result of technology and globalization--forces nobody can resist. Sorry about your debt-serfdom, but hey, your student loan payment is overdue, so it's the rack for you.

The recent Foreign Affairs article referenced here last week Monopoly Versus Democracy describes the net result of the economic propaganda that the stripmining of the working and middle classes was ordained and irresistible: Today, Americans tend to see grotesque accumulations of wealth and power as normal. That's how far we've fallen:

"As the journalist Barry Lynn points out in his book Liberty from All Masters: The New American Autocracy vs. the Will of the People, the robber barons shared with today's high-tech monopolists a strategy of encouraging people to see immense inequality as a tragic but unavoidable consequence of capitalism and technological change. But as Lynn shows, one of the main differences between then and now is that, compared to today, fewer Americans accepted such rationalizations during the Gilded Age. Today, Americans tend to see grotesque accumulations of wealth and power as normal. Back then, a critical mass of Americans refused to do so, and they waged a decades-long fight for a fair and democratic society."

The bottom 90% of the U.S. economy has been decapitalized: debt has been substituted for capital. Capital only flows into the increasingly centralized top tier, which owns and profits from the rising tide of debt that's been keeping the bottom 90% afloat for the past 20 years.

Not only that, but the robber barons were, for the most part, Americans themselves. They felt some sense of obligation to their fellow Americans, and knew that an amount of restraint and noblesse oblige was required. The lawless and mostly foreign elite that presently rules the USA feels no sense of obligation to the American people and therefore knows no restraints. The situation somehow calls to mind a little Chinese poem written by Zhang Xianzhong, who lived in similarly evil times. Consider the history of the man known as the Yellow Tiger.

Towards the end the Ming dynasty, drought, famines and epidemics broke out in various part of China. In the late 1620s, peasants revolted in Shaanxi, resisting attempts by the Ming government to collect grains and taxes. They coalesced into rebel armies called "roving bandits" (liúkòu 流寇) because of their highly mobile nature, and spread into other parts of China. Chang escaped from the army, joined the rebel forces in Mizhi County in 1630, and established himself as a rebel leader, styling himself Bada Wang (八大王, Eighth Great King). His mobile forces would conduct raids along the western edge of Shaanxi, plundering swiftly and hiding out in the hills. Later he moved into other provinces, moving from place to place raiding towns and cities. He was defeated at various times by the Ming forces; Chang would also surrender when it was expedient for him to do so, for example in 1631 and 1638, but would then later regroup and resume rebellion.

In 1635 he joined a larger confederation of bandits that included another rebel leader, Li Zicheng (Li would later capture Beijing and end the Ming rule there). They devastated Henan and pushed into Anhui. After they had burnt the Ming ancestral temple at Zhongdu (Fengyang) in Anhui and ravaged the area, the rebel armies broke up and Chang headed to Hubei. In 1637, joined by other rebels and with an army now reaching a size of 300,000 men, he again pushed into Anhui, then to Jiangsu, and almost down to Nanjing. But he was defeated there and he retreated back to Hubei. In 1638, he surrendered to Ming supreme commander Xiong Wencan (熊文燦) and was allowed to serve as a regional Ming commander. However, he reneged on the agreement in 1639 and rebelled, and later defeated the Ming forces led by the Ming general Zuo Liangyu (左良玉). In 1640, he suffered defeats at the hand of Zuo and had to flee with few followers into the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. In 1641 he emerged from Sichuan and attacked Xiangyang, capturing and executing the imperial prince there.

In 1643, he took Macheng in Hubei, and his army swelled to some 57,000 after incorporating the city's rebels.[12] He then captured the provincial capital of Wuchang, killed the imperial prince there, and proclaimed himself "Xi Wang" (King of the West).

Zhang was apparently a man of literary gifts as well as martial ones. He left words engraved on a stele that are among the most haunting ever written.

Heaven brings forth innumerable things to nurture Man.

Man has nothing good with which to recompense Heaven.

Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill.

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86 Comments:

Blogger Zander Stander January 28, 2021 2:07 PM  

Bada-bing-ba-da-boom surrendered when expedient? And, despite being a known rebel, was not executed? Is this from wikipedia?

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 28, 2021 2:07 PM  

How many if these debt serfs would sit in a jury and condemn the rough men who stand up and do what's necessary to free them?

Blogger Unknown January 28, 2021 2:14 PM  

Evola's tiger is gassed. Almost time to dismount and make him a trophy.

http://forthesonsofthewest.home.blog

Blogger Cloudswrest January 28, 2021 2:17 PM  

"Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill."

The psych exam in Alice's Restaurant comes to mind.

Blogger Crew January 28, 2021 2:17 PM  

And thus we get 7 Kill Tiger!

Blogger Horace January 28, 2021 2:18 PM  

fascinating

Blogger Crunchy Cachalot January 28, 2021 2:25 PM  

Today, Americans tend to see grotesque accumulations of wealth and power as normal.

This is incorrect. Most Americans don't believe something so ludicrous, except maybe with cynical resignation.

What the New Nobs and especially their hordes of useful idiots did to bring about this state of affairs is to make word like "income inequality", and even "wealth" and "power" into racial and gendered terms, creating the myth that "white privilege" somehow means wypipo, especially white males, can never be really poor, and if they are, they're losers and it's their own fault, and arguing otherwise is racist and white supremacist. The entire career of that cunt Kevin Williamson is based on this lie.

Blogger Yukichi Sensei January 28, 2021 2:28 PM  

By 1644 the Ming were conquered by outsiders and ruled by them for 250 years.

Not a happy ending. Be ready.

Blogger Tommy Hass January 28, 2021 2:32 PM  

7 "Kill"s. Damn.

Blogger Atticus January 28, 2021 2:35 PM  

The tiger
He destroyed his cage
Yes
YES
The tiger is out

Blogger Tommy Hass January 28, 2021 2:38 PM  

Not funny.

Blogger The Observer January 28, 2021 2:42 PM  

Not a happy ending. Be ready.

Zhang Xianzhong also turned out to be even more wicked than the Ming. The people who originally placed their hope in him as an alternative and flocked to his side were soon disappointed; by the end of it all, Sichuan was all but completely depopulated in a massive holiness spiral so similar to more familiar ones like the Khmer Rouge.

Rebels often make terrible rulers and administrators; when your living consists of kicking over the apple cart and grabbing apples for yourself, being given the job of securing said cart should be called into question.

Blogger Crew January 28, 2021 2:49 PM  

And now the elites (errr, American Journal of Medicine) admit that HCQ is and effective treatment for SARS-CoV-2:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/01/440000-americans-dead-facebook-american-journal-medicine-admit-stand-hcq-wrong-people-prosecuted/

Perhaps there should be more kills in the list!

Blogger Jeff January 28, 2021 2:58 PM  

Of course back in the Gilded Age, those who "waged a decades-long fight for a fair and democratic society" were mostly communists and socialists.

Blogger Ostar January 28, 2021 3:00 PM  

I first read those same words in one of my favorite books of all time, Bridge of Birds by B. Hughart.
Chilling to realize that they are real.

May God soon expose the evils of this "New Nobility" to the world for His glory.

Blogger Wasumyon January 28, 2021 3:04 PM  

Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill.

This poem was sung Jiang Ke before his doomed assassination attempt on Qin Shihuandi.

風蕭蕭兮易水寒,壯士一去兮不復還

The wind soughs and sighs, alas
The Yi River is chilly
The hero leaves, alas
He will not return

Blogger theartistformerlyknownasgeorge January 28, 2021 3:08 PM  

Doktor Jeep wrote:How many if these debt serfs would sit in a jury and condemn the rough men who stand up and do what's necessary to free them?



It would seem that the majority of prisoners are trustees.

Although I do wonder to what degree the atomization is real vs just a portrayal along the lines of the revisionist: "Violence is never the answer" mantra of those who don't even want us to know what the question is?

I can see how one would only find out when it was absolutely necessary to be rough, which makes the boldness to do so all the more risky.

Blogger Noah B. January 28, 2021 3:10 PM  

"Today, Americans tend to see grotesque accumulations of wealth and power as normal."

The left is offended by self-made millionaires living lives of luxury. The right sees this as the American dream.

The right is offended by government-sponsored billionaires cannibalizing entire industries and using their power to destroy our liberties. The left sees such people as an extension of government and approves.

Blogger xevious2030 January 28, 2021 3:13 PM  

Thiebes. Now we know.

Blogger Sam January 28, 2021 3:15 PM  

Most. I have had the misfortune of hearing a judge declare plainly to the jury that they must judge the case according to his interpretation of the law. Not according to ant sense of right/wrong/morality etc.

What could not be "proven" in such a court is really only limited by the judge's boldness in. Most will kowtow to a bull-shitter in a black robe.

Blogger T.L. Ciottoli January 28, 2021 3:17 PM  

Doktor Jeep wrote:How many if these debt serfs would sit in a jury and condemn the rough men who stand up and do what's necessary to free them?

50% of them. They like being slaves.

Blogger ButcherBear January 28, 2021 3:20 PM  

As will America if Joe Xiden stays in power. Really, America has already been conquered, most people just haven't noticed yet.

Blogger Jack Amok January 28, 2021 3:33 PM  

Interesting to mention the Robber Barons in light of the current stock-shorting carnival. I forget which one it was - I think Morgan - but during a Gilded Age market crisis brought on by short-sellers, Morgan (or whichever one it was) instructed his broker to ruin the short-sellers as they were wicked men and their destruction would serve as a warning to others.

Blogger Brett baker January 28, 2021 3:33 PM  

"You're our boy"!

Blogger OneWingedShark January 28, 2021 3:34 PM  

Atticus wrote:The tiger
He destroyed his cage
Yes
YES
The tiger is out

Prophetic of the Gamer/4chan rebellion: they ruined their games, and their autistic hangouts, so nothing is keeping them caged anymore.
God has a sense of humor.

Blogger Fletch January 28, 2021 3:36 PM  

Thanks for the poem, got chills reading it.

"Heaven brings forth innumerable things to nurture Man" would be fittingly written on a wall in blood.

Blogger Shimshon January 28, 2021 3:47 PM  

And now Robinhood is helpfully liquidating all those pesky GME holders' positions.

Blogger van helsing January 28, 2021 3:53 PM  

robberbarons like the rockefellers have been pushing globalist dreams since the beginning.

Blogger Jeff January 28, 2021 3:56 PM  

Sam wrote:Most. I have had the misfortune of hearing a judge declare plainly to the jury that they must judge the case according to his interpretation of the law. Not according to ant sense of right/wrong/morality etc..That's kind of the point of having laws and such in the first place. Rather than having to guess what some juror's sense of right/wrong/morality might be. If the judge is wrong in his interpretation of the law, the verdict can be appealed to a higher court. If we just leave it up to the jury's "sense", then you might face a jury that's afraid of anyone having guns and convict you despite legal rights.

Blogger Cobalt Wolf January 28, 2021 3:58 PM  

Zander Stander wrote:Bada-bing-ba-da-boom surrendered when expedient? And, despite being a known rebel, was not executed? Is this from wikipedia?

My thoughts exactly. Why wasn't he executed 5 times over? Did they fear to turn him into some sort of martyr?

Blogger KingKrawFish January 28, 2021 3:59 PM  

Trump supporters did not react because ‘their guy’ was in charge and also enabled this massive wealth transfer by going along with the corona PsyOp. Makes one wonder whose side he was actually on?

Blogger Joeplanet January 28, 2021 4:05 PM  

I think summer 2021 is going to be very spicy. When the middle class had enough and ready to kill kill kill kill kill kill kill.

Blogger optimalrebellion January 28, 2021 4:13 PM  

The Tree of liberty cries out with thirst
yet she can't bring forth the words, she hurts
Let her sons, with arms come forth
bearing hate within their hearts
Let the blood of tyrants flow to her roots
To quench her dying thirst
Fight in the shade we may
and plant the seeds of new trees
under whose shade we will never see

Blogger Arthur Isaac January 28, 2021 4:22 PM  

@T.L. just don't interfere with their mostly reliable meal ticket.

Blogger Balam January 28, 2021 4:26 PM  

@Crunchy
''This is incorrect. Most Americans don't believe something so ludicrous, except maybe with cynical resignation.''
You still can't say the word 'Jew' in modern discourse.

Blogger Gettimothy January 28, 2021 4:31 PM  

Why has the Great American Middle Class meekly accepted their new role as debt-serfs and powerless peasants in a Neofeudal Economy ruled by the New Nobility of Big Tech / monopolies / cartels / financiers? The basic answer is the New Nobility's PR has been so persuasive and ubiquitous:

Eh...


The journey from high trust to cognitive dissonance to distrust to contempt to judgement has tajen decades.

A microcosm is the journey from the 9/11 false flag to trust in bush, to war on terror, to fatigue, to never ending wars, to "find something communist abd kill it"

The (((nobles))) own, they cannot do.

We do.

Blogger King Coyote's Canoe January 28, 2021 4:35 PM  

Sha. Sha. Sha. Sha. Sha. Sha. Sha.

Blogger Pathfinderlight January 28, 2021 4:36 PM  

The robber barons ruled over a country of Christians; they were always bound to at least grudgingly yield to that worldview so as to not become outcasts. After their rise, laws were put in place to raise the standards for pay, safety, and sanitation.

Marx sought to remove Christianity because he understood its moderating effect on humanity. He envisioned a world where the workers would rise up in unison, and that could only happen under a culture of brutal capitalist abuse. So he aimed to foment atheistic capitalism as a means to bring about his perfect godless world. Both stupid and evil.

Blogger machinephilosophy January 28, 2021 4:37 PM  

What if those countless people from other countries, whose relatives were killed by the warparty and corporate media people, discovered how to get to Mexico, buy new identities, and cross the border into the U.S., with all those pols' and wokie journos' names and addresses in hand?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd January 28, 2021 4:39 PM  

Jeff wrote:Rather than having to guess what some juror's sense of right/wrong/morality might be. If the judge is wrong in his interpretation of the law, the verdict can be appealed to a higher court.
People like you are why we can't have a free country.

Blogger Br1cht January 28, 2021 4:41 PM  

1.

Straight men use SocialGalactic so stop being a Wiki-catamite.

Blogger Gator McCluskey January 28, 2021 4:42 PM  

@31 Maybe a lunkhead such as yourself wonders, but the rest of us know which side Trump is on.

Blogger Ron January 28, 2021 4:49 PM  

@JoePLanet

that isn't the meaning of the stele. It means people will begin killing until everyone and everything around them including themselves are dead.

It's a warning, not advice.

An aside: If someone had had the decency to cut that bastards head off one of the times he "surrendered", I suspect that a lot more people would be in this world today.

Like a few other people here, I wonder how much of that murder and mayhem was the result of stupidity, and how much from corruption, worse, intentional wickedness on the part of the corrupt rulers.

Blogger Ska_Boss January 28, 2021 4:50 PM  

Well once you've fleeced the sheep and the fields become barren the only thing left to do is send them off to slaughter.

Blogger Peabody January 28, 2021 4:54 PM  

How bright is the dawn after ten days of darkness?

Blogger Jpc January 28, 2021 4:58 PM  

And a simple drug was smeared that could have saved god knows how many.
Why was that?
Now it's okay to use.
https://www.amjmed.com/article/S0002-9343(20)30673-2/fulltext

Blogger SecondComingOfBast January 28, 2021 5:02 PM  

Every damn one of them. Because, you know, "that's not who we are."

Blogger Doktor Jeep January 28, 2021 5:14 PM  

"If we just leave it up to the jury's "sense", then you might face a jury that's afraid of anyone having guns and convict you despite legal rights."
So instead leave it to one judge who we can be sure these days went to a leftist indoctrination center and can choose what is admissible or not.
Riiiiiight.
Loosen your bowtie.

Blogger Crew January 28, 2021 5:19 PM  

@27: Does that mean they decided it was time to liquidate Robbin'Hood?

Blogger Damelon Brinn January 28, 2021 5:20 PM  

Makes one wonder whose side he was actually on?

If one is retarded.

Blogger Jeff January 28, 2021 5:24 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Jeff wrote:Rather than having to guess what some juror's sense of right/wrong/morality might be. If the judge is wrong in his interpretation of the law, the verdict can be appealed to a higher court.

People like you are why we can't have a free country.

So basically it is "forget laws, do whatever you want and hope your lawyer is better at selling it to the jury than the other guy's."

Can the law and the courts go wrong? Sure. But laws can be fixed and when judges lie the results can be appealed. With no structure except whatever the jury feels is right, there's no recourse. And no idea of what to expect.

Blogger Canadian Warlord January 28, 2021 5:27 PM  

It's not easy to compare the U.S.A. empire with it's predecessors because:
- nuclear detente prevents occasional steam relief
- US fiat currency has basically supplanted gold as the #1 traded international means of exchange, or at least from Breton-Woods (ww2) to recent BRICS basket challengers.

Empires don't usually open the door to foreign investment like this. The USA started buying the world, but after economies recovered from war this trend reversed fast. Faster than the public could notice or care about.

The only similar economic collapse I can think of, is when Spain bottomed out the gold market with over-supply. What's different here is that gold itself was still worth something, just less. The US currency crash will leave a lot of land in the hands of foreign investors, with serfs around to pick the cotton.

The one big hope is the natural defend-ability of the lower 48. Reject the district and default on its debts, and shoot whoever comes to collect 'their' land. When the 19th century strategists saw sea-to-sea with Denver as a backup, it possibly rivaled Moscow and its surrounding 500 miles in their focused little minds.

Let the empire go now, buy land, grow food, have children, and stay out of debt. Once I realized my country was finished, I became much happier.

Blogger Hammerli 280 January 28, 2021 5:27 PM  

Time to get my rent-a-guillotine business going.

Blogger RadixMalorum January 28, 2021 5:46 PM  

Doktor Jeep wrote:How many if these debt serfs would sit in a jury and condemn the rough men who stand up and do what's necessary to free them?



The regular person is typically ignorant, degenerate, and not worthy of being saved in the modern west. The only way to have a better civilization is for them to stop existing.

Western civilization came out of the crucible of plagues, invasions, and eugenics. That's how you build a creative, high IQ, logos filled people. You won't get to that level without a repeat or an emulation of that process which means in order to rebuild western civilization a lot of people that are anti-thetical to it needs to be purged.

Blogger SirHamster January 28, 2021 5:50 PM  

Ominous Cowherd wrote:Jeff wrote:Rather than having to guess what some juror's sense of right/wrong/morality might be. If the judge is wrong in his interpretation of the law, the verdict can be appealed to a higher court.

People like you are why we can't have a free country.

"Right to a jury trial"

Losing the culture war means losing Amendment protected rights without firing a shot.

Blogger OneWingedShark January 28, 2021 5:52 PM  

Jeff wrote:Sam wrote:Most. I have had the misfortune of hearing a judge declare plainly to the jury that they must judge the case according to his interpretation of the law. Not according to ant sense of right/wrong/morality etc..That's kind of the point of having laws and such in the first place. Rather than having to guess what some juror's sense of right/wrong/morality might be. If the judge is wrong in his interpretation of the law, the verdict can be appealed to a higher court. If we just leave it up to the jury's "sense", then you might face a jury that's afraid of anyone having guns and convict you despite legal rights.
Spoken like a balless faggot completely unaware of the US tradition of going about armed.
An armed man is a Citizen, not a slave.

Blogger megabar January 28, 2021 5:57 PM  

When a was globalist and borderline libertarian, I thought markets solved everything. Then I realized that not everyone thinks the same or has the same talents, and so elites will invariably siphon wealth from the working class.

An enduring nation will require them to benefit each other, whether or not they want to. For example, barring outsourcing or immigration to keep labor wages high. Or outlawing excessive rent-seeking in the financial world.

Blogger NedFlinders January 28, 2021 6:05 PM  

Considering that the elites like Bill Gates are using their ill gotten gains to buy up everything of perpetual value such as vast tracts of farm and forests, men of the West and Americans in particular if they wish to throw off the yoke of oppression will have little choice but to bite the bullet on redistribution and tear up old contracts of ownership.

What follows from here will either be the perpetual enslavement of mankind or a clean sweep of the slate where none of the old contracts are honored and the volk take back their ancestral lands by blood and steel.

Blogger Gen. Kong January 28, 2021 6:18 PM  

Sam wrote:

Most. I have had the misfortune of hearing a judge declare plainly to the jury that they must judge the case according to his interpretation of the law. Not according to ant sense of right/wrong/morality etc.

What could not be "proven" in such a court is really only limited by the judge's boldness in. Most will kowtow to a bull-shitter in a black robe.


There is a old proverb about doctors and lawyers which we should remember:

Q. What do you call the one who graduated at the of his med-school class?
A. Doctor.
Q. What do you call the one who graduated at the of his law-school class?
A. Your honor.

There is no law in the Rotten Banana Empire because "law" is whatever comes out of a blackrobe's mouth/ass (they're interchangeable parts) on any given day. It has been this way for quite a while now, though many still deny it. Ghost-dancing about "muh konstitoosshun" does not alter this reality. Time to re-think our tactics and strategy. Operating within a rigged system is not an option since it has failed far too many times to count. There is a word for repeating the same failed action over and over again.

Blogger weka January 28, 2021 6:26 PM  

I remember the poem from the same book. I thought not was fictional. Damn.

Blogger nswhorse January 28, 2021 6:32 PM  

@Jeff

Shut the fuck up and shove your bowtie up your arse. Principles are for a free, ethnically and spiritually homgemeous society. We are not in such a society. These people hate you and want you dead. Are you going to fight, or are you going to forever defend your enemy?

Blogger Crew January 28, 2021 6:47 PM  

Strange that RAND is blowing the whistle. I thought they were part of the scam.

Blogger Jack Amok January 28, 2021 7:09 PM  

As far as Why has the Great American Middle Class meekly accepted their new role as debt-serfs and powerless peasants in a Neofeudal Economy ruled by the New Nobility of Big Tech / monopolies / cartels / financiers?

The answer is, because the Middle class was still quite comfortably well off compared to what could be. One of the big differences between the American middle class and the shitlib "elites" is the Middle Class understands the downside of shit going wrong, they know it can get worse. They understand they can't count on connected friends to bail them out - either financially or from jail - if they screw up too badly.

So the average guy, watching things slowly erode away, has a choice of Going Postal and risking everything, or making do as best he can in the hopes something will turn around. It's a simple risk-reward calculation. If what they stand to lose appears to outweigh what they stand to gain, most people will hold still.

But when what they stand to lose is outweighed by what they stand to gain? Then they're signing a Kris Kristofferson song and Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose.

More people sliding across that line every day.

Blogger 1683Bear January 28, 2021 7:10 PM  

I saw a YT video today on Mcsomebodyoranother's channel. It was about sneaking into a Chinese steel plant called Baosomethingorother and had something about being hell on earth in the title. Definitely no OSHA there. What was surreal was that they played as the alarm sound all over the plant the theme from Disney's Its a Small World After All. I couldn't believe my ears!

Blogger A trite re-white January 28, 2021 7:40 PM  

Rouge mindset

Blogger Zorlig January 28, 2021 7:45 PM  

We are in the pillage phase, so by all means pillage away, accumulate as much wealth as you possibly can while it's still possible to earn income. The profit WILL go somewhere so you might as well get your cut.

Blogger Noah B. January 28, 2021 7:45 PM  

So instead leave it to one judge who we can be sure these days went to a leftist indoctrination center and can choose what is admissible or not.

The judge ought to only be able to limit what evidence the prosecution presents. The defense ought to be able to present or say absolutely anything it wants. On top of that we need real disciplinary processes for prosecutors who bring bogus charges and judges who ignore the law. The punishements should be on par with what they sought to do to the defendants. Then see how willing they are to indict that ham sandwich.

Blogger The Pitchfork Rebel January 28, 2021 8:04 PM  

"Not only that, but the robber barons were, for the most part, Americans themselves. They felt some sense of obligation to their fellow Americans, and knew that an amount of restraint and noblesse oblige was required. The lawless and mostly foreign elite that presently rules the USA feels no sense of obligation to the American people and therefore knows no restraints. "

In addition, they actually started and operated their enterprises and their ownership was all or most of their wealth. Ownership and management were inextricably linked.

Modern corporations outside of those selling new technology are custodians of prior ideas, practices that the management not only had any role in creating, they couldn't create if they had to do so. Some of those products endure for decades. Film photography still exists, but only faltered in the last two decades. It will not die, because for some purposes, digital imagery isn't the best option. George Westinghouse's air brakes are still on North American trains.

Hence, on the rare occasion the TV is on, in the last two days I see that there is a thinly veiled remake of Walker, Texas Ranger. There was a time when King Kong vs. Godzilla was the very definition of cheap 1950'sci-fi, now a remake is among the 2021 blockbusters.

The last "robber baron" was Steve Jobs. He screwed up a , but did manage to create new things.

What was the last new product Apple gave us, besides censorship. Tim Cook makes new versions, not new things. Sure, an IPAD is just a flat computer, but it was novel.

This is possible because the government protects or tolerates these companies, in return for symbiosis. The Devil Mouse notoriously got Congress to extend copyright protection as Steamboat Willie was about to enter the public domain. Coca Cola isn't driven from the shelves by politicians shrieking about its capacity to cause obesity and diabetes because of things like threatening the outside law firm that the then GOP led Congress was going to retain to litigate on behalf of DOMA.

So instead of inventors or creators, we have a new class of bureaucrats running companies. Look at the C-Suite of the Fortune 500. The Boards are the worst. Why the hell would anybody hire Paul Ryan as a director, when he never managed anything and had no experience in media?

I have an undergraduate degree in Economics, and an MBA in Finance. According to my teachers, the Gamestop Short Squeeze is impossible. They would piously intone that no publicly traded security could be so underpriced as to allow a short squeeze. Now what, Dr. Fama? Apparently tulipmania bidirectional and not negated by computerized markets.

The first MBA's were minted at the turn of the 20th century by Dartmouth, and the degree was intended to produce railroad accountants to meet Henry Carter Adam's demands at the ICC. When he got all the power he wanted in 1906, they were there to mediate with the new government philosopher king.

So maybe its not terribly ironic that the degree that's supposed to be the imprimatur of credentialed capitalism is now increasing focused on creating hierophants to the new state religion of diversity, inclusion, sustainability.

The Lord told us servant can't have two masters. Increasingly, the managers love the government and hate the owners.

I can't wait until the autistic investor class discovers that Gamestops unnaturally low price pales in comparison to the number and magnitude of OVERPRICED stocks.

Is that why, as this story broke, the market took another turn down?

Blogger ChewbacaTW January 28, 2021 9:23 PM  

Laws are meant to be enforceable. If they pass laws that they neither intend to enforce or cannot enforce enough to deter would be law breakers then they cut their own legs from under themselves. They can no longer claim a monopoly on authority because they only use their authority to benefit themselves.

Blogger Nils January 28, 2021 10:01 PM  

58. NedFlinders "What follows from here will either be the perpetual enslavement of mankind or a clean sweep of the slate where none of the old contracts are honored and the volk take back their ancestral lands by blood and steel." The more I learn of the things men have forgotten the more I am convinced that God made tides which never end, land distribution is always unfair always getting less fair, God doesn't care much for fair it seems but he cares an awful lot for the father and his household, War only works if good men get a share, ultimately jubilee and legions are the stuff farms and families are made of. We are told we are not conquerors, as supposedly there were no armies that took ohio or colorado, but it seems to me our ancestors were warriors who didn't need anything but a horse and a rifle to get their part of milk and honey. I wonder if the lord lost sleep over the unfulfilled contracts of the sodomites and gomorrahns? I would be loosing sleep if I were long the pillaging of this people, who God gave a continent to, and in which God destroyed the locust, the passenger pidgeon and malaria, bless'ed land indeed, banksters and tyrants seem poor sport for a people with such a great purpose. Do not hesitate to leave the faithless in the wilderness, they will not enter the land which God has promised the sons of Israel.

Blogger The Wraith January 28, 2021 11:34 PM  

@67: "Ought to?" BWAHAHAHAHA yeah, you go live in your delusion about how things should be. Meanwhile, the adults are contemplating how to deal with how things are.

Dude, seriously, you are NOT tall enough for this ride.

Blogger Fat2Fit25 January 29, 2021 12:56 AM  

Land of the debt slave, home of the cuck.

Blogger JamesB.BKK January 29, 2021 1:19 AM  

Don’t laugh. Smith predicted 8 of the last 2 financial crises. Hard to tell if he or David Stockman is the more colourful draftsman. The imagery is astounding and depressing.

Blogger JamesB.BKK January 29, 2021 1:23 AM  

The “market” was due for a downturn. Big money has been overbought for several weeks. Many stocks presumably un manipulated rose in last traded price during that trading day.

Blogger JamesB.BKK January 29, 2021 1:27 AM  

And it is a fundamental right to lie to any cop or stooge including FBI ones.

Blogger RadixMalorum January 29, 2021 2:54 AM  

Ron wrote:An aside: If someone had had the decency to cut that bastards head off one of the times he "surrendered", I suspect that a lot more people would be in this world today.

The environment of corruption and weakness of the Ming made collapse and rise of warlords inevitable. How do you know someone that is more ruthless wouldn't take his place in history instead?

Blogger RadixMalorum January 29, 2021 3:15 AM  

Jeff wrote:Sam wrote:Most. I have had the misfortune of hearing a judge declare plainly to the jury that they must judge the case according to his interpretation of the law. Not according to ant sense of right/wrong/morality etc..That's kind of the point of having laws and such in the first place. Rather than having to guess what some juror's sense of right/wrong/morality might be. If the judge is wrong in his interpretation of the law, the verdict can be appealed to a higher court. If we just leave it up to the jury's "sense", then you might face a jury that's afraid of anyone having guns and convict you despite legal rights.

What happens when the appeals judge is the one "afraid of anyone having guns" and convict you despite legal rights? Instead of a group of your peers you've just delegated your fate to the whims of an unaccountable judicial bureaucrat who's more entrenched in the corrupt system the further they are up the appeals process.

The prevalence of people like you demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the republic of the founders is long dead.

Blogger Noah B. January 29, 2021 3:18 AM  

"Meanwhile, the adults are contemplating how to deal with how things are."

How's the contemplating going? Do you have any conclusions you'd like to share?

Blogger Hamilton January 29, 2021 6:04 AM  

Modern “christians” would be the first to condemn rough men like Zhang. Because “we are called to love on each other.” Ignorant cowards.

Blogger Akulkis January 29, 2021 11:50 AM  

>> Marx sought to remove Christianity because he understood its moderating effect on humanity. He envisioned a world where the workers would rise up in unison, and that could only happen under a culture of brutal capitalist abuse. So he aimed to foment atheistic capitalism as a means to bring about his perfect godless world.

This would mean that (((Ayn Rand))) was either an unwitting or a will8 Marxist agent.

Kind of makes sense, considering how Objectivism/Libertarianism is pro-glibalist, anti-nationalist, open-borders, anti-socialism with no rules on the rich,
wherea Marxism is pro-glibalist, anti-nationalist, open-borders, socialism with no rules on the new-new-rich (government apparatchiks).

The great number of similarities lead to the elimination of the one difference.

Blogger Akulkis January 29, 2021 11:57 AM  

>> That's kind of the point of having laws and such in the first place. Rather than having to guess what some juror's sense of right/wrong/morality might be. If the judge is wrong in his interpretation of the law, the verdict can be appealed to a higher court. If we just leave it up to the jury's "sense", then you might face a jury that's afraid of anyone having guns and convict you despite legal rights.

Congratulations, Jeff. You just threw out one of the most important functions of the petit jury (eg. trial jury) -- to throw out unjust laws, based upon the fact that although the defendant has indeed violated the law, the legislature, in passing the law, has violated the public's sense of morality and Right-vs-Wrong.

Juries should have no instructions on how to apply the law, and in fact should be fully informed by the judge that they have TWO duties: to judge the prosecutor's argument and the defendants counter-argument, and the other being to judge whether the law has any business being on the books.

Blogger Akulkis January 29, 2021 2:09 PM  

>> And a simple drug was smeared that could have saved god knows how many.
>> Why was that?

Because nobody of interest was threatened.

>> Now it's okay to use.

Because now Los Angeles has so many dead that the morgues and funeral homes can't even come and get any more dead because they're already full.

The fat brunette with bangs mortician who looks like bad Addams Family cosplay reports that the bodies of the dead are now accumulating in homes throughout the many, many poor neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Blogger Akulkis January 29, 2021 2:28 PM  

>> I saw a YT video today on Mcsomebodyoranother's channel. It was about sneaking into a Chinese steel plant called Baosomethingorother and had something about being hell on earth in the title. Definitely no OSHA there.

ALL steel plants look like hell on earth when they are in full production. Even with OSHA.

There's not 3 damned thing that OSHA can do to protect the workers in a steel plant from the most serious sorts of injury (getting hit by a splash, or errantly falling glob of white-hot liquid steel). The necessary precautions must come from management and how they operate the place, and that comes only from viewing the men on the floor as valuable parts of your business, not a mass of humans who are part of your country's vast overpopulation problem.

Blogger Vampire Jesus January 30, 2021 3:27 AM  

Very good observations.

Blogger Canadian Warlord January 30, 2021 3:25 PM  

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Blogger OvergrownHobbit January 31, 2021 3:10 AM  

@33 Watered

As dry as death
the lazy fools have left
The dusty groaning root
of freedom's Tree
And with Christ's
saving sustenance bereft
It now cries out for blood.
So mote it be.
Let riot run! Hang every traitor high.
Count not your life but that the slavers die.


With apologies to the regulars. I'll go wash my hands and not do it again.


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