19 January 2018

Our dirt bag institutions.

Security analyst [Charles] Shoebridge, however, who has tracked Western support for Islamist terrorists in Syria since the beginning of the war, pointed out that the secret Pentagon [DIA] intelligence report exposes fatal contradictions at the heart of official pronunciations:
“Throughout the early years of the Syria crisis, the US and UK governments, and almost universally the West’s mainstream media, promoted Syria’s rebels as moderate, liberal, secular, democratic, and therefore deserving of the West’s support. Given that these documents wholly undermine this assessment, it’s significant that the West’s media has now, despite their immense significance, almost entirely ignored them.”
"Pentagon report predicted West’s support for Islamist rebels would create ISIS. Anti-ISIS coalition knowingly sponsored violent extremists to ‘isolate’ Assad, rollback ‘Shia expansion.’" By Nafeez Ahmed, Insurge Intelligence, 5/22/15 (emphasis added).

17 January 2018

The varlet class.

Revolutions dawn when an appreciable number of the ruled realize their rulers are intellectual and moral inferiors. The mainstream media is filled with vituperative, patronizing, and insulting explanations of what’s “behind” the Trump phenomenon. It all boils down to revulsion with the self-anointed, incompetent, pretentious, hypocritical, corrupt, prevaricating elite that presumes to rule this country. It is, in a word, inferior to the populace on the other side of the yawning chasm, the ones they have patronized and insulted for decades, and the other side knows it.[1]
The Western elites have made it Job Number One to import millions of people from, shall we say, shithole countries. When this is pointed out in these very terms (though not by Trump by most accounts), the reaction of the elites is to recoil in horror at the gross language and, yet again, apply the cudgel to the unwashed citizens who dare to speak thus.

The citizens duly note that the real or contrived horror of the elite’s is at the Anglo-Saxon terminology and the racism that it supposedly embodies, not the presence of unassimilable, hostile foreigners. It is the schleppery who are left to deal with those foreigners and endure their arrogance and parasitism. It is they who must face displacement and the crime, not the financial, media, and Hollywood elites.

Ordinary citizens know beyond a shadow of a doubt that their own kind would not have visited such a bitter fate on them. The elite will not even take the personal security of the ordinary citizen seriously but instead play at “sanctuary city” nonsense and fiddle with crime statistics to conceal certain racial realities.

The elites’ flight from decency and common sense is total. Summary of elite message to the unwashed: “____ you.” Message to elites: “Roger that.”

Notes
[1]  "Much More Than Trump" By Robert Gore, Straight Line Logic, 3/12/16.

Hat tip: Woodpile Report.

15 January 2018

Pearls of expression.

When Paul Nehlen wrote about “bad faith” interpretations of the speech of others I immediately thought how aptly he had captured the essence of what passes for public “debate” in these times. “Privilege,” “hate speech” or “Nazi” anyone? Ad hominem attacks abound, as does the determination to talk over and interrupt others. Cable news shout fests drive me crazy as does leftist evasion of which Fran Porretto has written. Anything to distort the truth. And with AntiFa violence as a near-inevitable official backdrop to any conservative event or speaker.
One of the many reasons that [public media] censorship has gotten out of control is that people have developed a tendency to intentionally engage in bad-faith “interpretations” of what is said—often in contravention of all logic and common sense—in order to pretend that they’ve just been the victim of an explicit threat.

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It is widely known that censorship on major social media platforms disproportionately affects the right-wing, and it would take real cheek for anyone who has been around these platforms for a while not to stipulate to such an obvious fact. But regardless, I think that misses the more important point, which is that censorship of lawful speech should not be occurring at all, to any side, in the new de facto public square. It is just as disruptive, just as upsetting, and just as abusive when it happens to someone on the left-wing — and make no mistake, it happens plenty. These are megacorporate monopolies that benefit from anticompetitive forces such as “network effects” (which are at their apex in the social media context) to give them an absolute lock over the primary channels of public communication. This has led to widespread abuses of power, the arbitrary and capricious silencing of millions of Americans, and an unprecedented chilling of expression and infantilization of the public that is dangerously incompatible with American free speech values.[1]

Mr. Nehlen ran against Paul Ryan in the last election and I hope he does again. His legislative proposal is well thought out and it particularly addresses the underhanded practices of the leftist social media giants. They cause great damage to people by de-monetizing the content they produce and otherwise censoring or limiting their message with no more justification than the oracular “terms of service violation.”

Notes
[1] "Paul Nehlen: What VICE.com Wouldn’t Post About My Proposed #ShallNotCensor Legislation." By Paul Nehlen, VDare.com, 1/11/18.

Hat tip: The Unz Review .

06 January 2018

America's Syrian depravity.

Now we are going to be hearing that one year of Trump did what 8 years of Obama could not do. We are going to be hearing more of how in just one year “ISIS went from attracting thousands of foreign fighters to its anti-Western cause and plotting devastating terror attacks all over the world, to surrendering en masse”. It was the “US-led bombing campaign and US-backed and trained forces” that defeated ISIS, supposedly.

Yes, after six plus years of the most powerful military force in the history of the world, with the most technologically advanced weapons ever invented, and an annual military budget of $1 Trillion the US finally defeated a rag-tag mercenary paramilitary of about 30,000 fighters.

The whole story of the US war on terrorism is an incredible and unbelievable tale of pabulum that Washington and its mainstream repeaters have been feeding to the US public since 9-11. It stinks.[1]

The U.S. is quick to seize on incidents of alleged Syrian government use of sarin gas against civilians, the death tolls from which are under 1,000. This is in the context of an aggressive, unconstitutional war the U.S. has waged against Syria in an alliance with the Saudi Arabian and Qatari governments who have funded and supplied ISIS in Iraq and Syria. That would be ISIS, the most loathsome humans on the planet (unless that honor belongs to some of the guests who appear on the Tucker Carlson Show on Fox). The resulting carnage is greater than 400,000 dead Syrian civilians but this ignored. No. It’s Syrian president Assad who “must go.”

The full moral depravity of the U.S. attack on Syria has yet to be understood by Americans. The article from which this extract is taken is a good starting point to understand the general nature of U.S. crimes. Is "crime" too strong a word? Field Marshall Keitel was executed after being convicted at the Nuremberg Trials for waging aggressive war and other crimes. When did the U.N. authorize military action against Syria and when did Syria ever pose a threat to the United States? 400,000 dead souls deserve an answer. As do millions of Americans.

Notes
[1] "Who Really Defeated ISIS?." By David William Pear, The Unz Review, 12/31/17.

Pearls of expression.

THAT - was no fucking tweet storm.

More like a tweet breeze, tweet shower, or tweet sleet.

A true tweet storm is like a Gotterdammerung thunder and lightning Sharknado fucking laser beam killfest. [1]

Now we know.

I find the whole concept of the “tweet” repellent. National life as mediated by “So’s your mother” mind blurts. It’s much better to craft lengthy articles that reveal the full depth of your imbecility. It is cool that the president can stir the pot without having to go through the lying MSM but here I’m thinking there ought to be something like a cheerleader or cooking show host to raise some red flags before the president can hit the “send” button. Something like, "Mr. President, people don’t often come right out and say publicly that they are genius-level intellects." Not good.

Posh.
Well, give me a pres with some quirks and idiosyncrasies who keeps things friendly with Russia, kicks out every last illegal alien (?), and dumps the stupid American lusting after a “unipolar world” and war, war, war. There are a lot more circumspect and suave types out there that run the European Union, for example, and they busy themselves with the destruction of their own kind. Call me crazy but that just doesn't seem to be on the Trump agenda.

The lies of Hillary Rodham about Benghazi and her bathroom server for classified emails are a lot more disturbing than Mr. Trump’s quirkiness. But it’s the last the MSM will go nuts over and not Hillary and her pay-to-play operation run through the Clinton Foundation.

Notes
[1] Comment by Silvergeddon on "In Tweetstorm, Trump Defends His Sanity: 'I Am A Very Stable Genius.'" By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge, 1/6/18.

04 January 2018

Truer word was never spoke.

The European Union is ignoring this [anti-EU electoral] trend and soldiering on with what Brussels calls “more Europe”, which often means more interventionism and central planning. And citizens are not happy with this. Instead of seeing Brexit as a warning sign and an opportunity to improve the European Union strengthening freedom, openness and diversity, the separation of the UK has been taken as an opportunity to advance in an incorrect model that mirrors the French “dirigisme”, a central-planned, heavily intervened model.
"The European Union Must Think Local To Address Global Challenges." By Daniel Lacalle, ZeroHedge, 1/4/18.

29 December 2017

Chickens coming home to roost department.

The Trump administration has made it crystal clear that they are prepared to call the bluff and a nuclear armed North Korea, especially one with ICMB’s capable of striking major U.S. cities, will not be allowed. [James] Rickards continues:
We relied on deterrence, containment, sanctions, diplomacy, and eventually arms treaties to avoid a nuclear war. Why not do the same with Kim?

President Trump’s National Security Advisor, General H. R. McMaster answered that question at our Washington conclave also.

He said acceptance of a nuclear-armed North Korea is ‘unacceptable’. The U.S. will stop North Korea from acquiring its nuclear capability in the first place rather than learning to live it.[1]

Regarding “a coming war between the U.S. and North Korea, probably in the next twelve weeks” Mr. Rickards asks:
“How can I be so sure about the timing? The Director of the Central Intelligence Agency told me.”[2]
This is from Rickards who is someone it’s safe to say is a connected man and he’s quoting some very senior officials as wired into the national security establishment as anyone could hope to be short of being a New York billionaire.

Let’s just file all this under “be that as it may” for now and try to reach for a little perspective. Successive American presidents, not some formless “administrations,” have kicked this N. Korea can down the road at every opportunity and Bill Clinton even unburdened himself in 1994 of a speech about N. Korea that was a boat load of horse feathers from “hi” to “goodbye.”

This was state of the art U.S. military and diplomatic thinking when the U.S. still had pretty much a free hand and Chinese objections to stern American measures could very likely have been dismissed in the interest of overriding American national interests.

HowEVer, it was the stuff of school girl “dear diary” imaginings and since even earlier we’ve done our best to (1) transplant industrial America to China, a communist dictatorship and strategic competitor and (2), thanks to Bill Clinton, improve their missile guidance systems. How much of that missile technology China transferred to N. Korea is anybody’s guess, but I’m guessing ever damn last bit of it. That Bill! Such a strategic thinker. Bill had us charge off into the Balkans to vindicate some vital American interest or another but even that was a failure as Hillary had to brave sniper fire during a visit many years later. So much for pacification.

Europe has decided to turn itself into a third-world African and Muslim hole with vast strategic consequences to the U.S., not least because France might become an Islamic country and its nuclear weapons would fall into Muslim hands. No one loses sleep over this in Foggy Bottom and no one in the U.S. government, to my knowledge, has said “boo” to the Eurotwits about this. No, the Great Drift into Irrelevance placidly continues. Of course, we know why no alarm was raised. It’s because we’re busy importing our own millions of savage and murderous Africans and Muslims ourselves.

We also embarked on an open-ended Dudley Do-Right campaign to straighten out Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Ukraine, all or most of this costing us in the neighborhood of $250 million a day. We and the other morons in NATO effected the murder of Gaddafi who was doing great work to keep the migrant hordes from flooding Europe. Now we have a failed state with tens of thousands of pointless deaths, and the migrant flood.

What the U.S. thought would be the end result of its meddling in Ukraine is anybody’s guess but I’m guessing it didn’t include a referendum in Crimea that caused much heartburn in the ranks of those of the Deep State and neocon persuasion. And we’ve waged aggressive and unconstitutional war on Syria for no announced purpose, let alone an honorable one. Assad, Gaddafi, and Mubarak are precisely the kind of leaders a sane U.S. policy would want to see in place in treacherous and confused M.E. but the full weight of U.S. power was used against them.

At home, the federal and state governments and the MSM cannot bring themselves to say a discouraging word about Islam and the absurdity of its presence on any Western shores,[3] perseverate about the holy sacrament of foreigner and more foreigners taking jobs from Americans, and cower before resentful blacks, hysterical feminist and kiddie street fighters. Electoral rolls are obviously padded and “one dollar one vote” reigns as the supreme operating principle.

So here we are at an inflection point where we’ve spent decades weakening ourselves, strengthening our enemies, undermining natural allies, ignoring international law, ignoring the Constitution, spinning our wheels in pointless and immoral foreign wars, worshiping homosexuals and horribly sexually confused people, attacking free speech, building the surveillance state, and making ourselves the laughing stock of the world with our pretensions of America “the indispensable nation” and the nation for whose “leadership” the world hungers.

We're the world’s preeminent military power, so we’re told, which poses the question of the hour, to wit, "For what purpose are we going to use this power now that we are faced with something that really is heart-stopping? Or can the can be kicked down the road some more? Does nuclear nonproliferation mean anything and does it matter that a vicious communist aberration nation is on the verge of presenting a threat to a United States of America hitherto unreachable by insignificant national jokes?

After decades of utterly un-serious foreign and domestic policies, are we capable of embracing serious ones? We spent and spend untold millions to “rid” the world of mild autocrats but what will we now do when it’s an honest-to-God, vicious communist dictatorship that, arguably, poses a real existential threat? Maybe the tough-talking Her Nikkiness will draw on her vast strategic insights gained as governor of S. Carolina and fan of the Home Shopping Channel and show us the way.

Notes
[1] "Intelligence Insider Warns Of Imminent War: 'Likely In The Next 12 Weeks...'." By Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, ZeroHedge, 12/29/17.
[2] Id.
[3] Samir Khan, a US citizen and Al Qaeda member . . . : “I am a traitor to America because my religion requires me to be. We pledge to wage jihad for the rest of our lives until either we implant Islam all over the world or meet our Lord as bearers of Islam.” Quoted in “Tariq Ramadan: 'Are You Swiss or a Muslim?'” By Michael Copeland published at "Tariq Ramadan: The Artful Dodger of Oxford." Gates of Vienna, 12/28/17 (formatting omitted).

28 December 2017

Putin on a uni-polar world and disdain for international law.

However, what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, namely one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making.

It is world in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within.

And this certainly has nothing in common with democracy. Because, as you know, democracy is the power of the majority in light of the interests and opinions of the minority.

Incidentally, Russia – we – are constantly being taught about democracy. But for some reason those who teach us do not want to learn themselves.

I consider that the unipolar model is not only unacceptable but also impossible in today’s world. . . . What is even more important is that the model itself is flawed because at its basis there is and can be no moral foundations for modern civilisation.

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Today we are witnessing an almost uncontained hyper use of force – military force – in international relations, force that is plunging the world into an abyss of permanent conflicts. . . .

We are seeing a greater and greater disdain for the basic principles of international law. And independent legal norms are, as a matter of fact, coming increasingly closer to one state’s legal system. One state and, of course, first and foremost the United States, has overstepped its national borders in every way. This is visible in the economic, political, cultural and educational policies it imposes on other nations. Well, who likes this? Who is happy about this?[1]

Who indeed?

Notes
[1] "Speech and the Following Discussion at the Munich Conference on Security Policy." By Vladimir Putin, 2/10/07. Wikisource.

27 December 2017

The leftist assault on the American ballot box.

We've heard a lot about George Soros this weekend, and at the trial in Broward County, Soros intervened in my case to help defend the dirty voter rolls. They hired these lawyers from a firm called Jenner Block, from an organization called Dimos -- al these, put an "n" at the end, right, "demons" -- and the Advancement Project, Project Vote, all these Soros organizations. There were not enough seats in the federal courtroom for all of the Soros lawyers opposing us. There were 12. The bailiff had to bring in more seats at counsel table because there were so many Soros lawyers. That's the world that Obama helped create.
Notes
[1] "J. Christian Adams: What's Happening at Justice?" By J. Christian Adams, Front Page Magazine, 12/13/17 (emphasis added).