Now we are in trouble

It is not over till the fat lady sings on January 20th, but things do not look good.

We inevitably lost because our people did not have legitimate authority to use lethal force, and the other side did.

In order to grant our people legitimate authority to use lethal force, Trump needs to proclaim the insurrection act and call out the militia. I was hoping that yesterday would provide a good occasion for that, though it needed to be done earlier. General Flynn should have had an appointment to organize the unorganized militia several weeks ago.

The battle was lost for lack of a leader with plausibly legitimate authority.

Well, Trump did not, and it looks like from here on, such a proclamation becomes more and more difficult and less and less likely.

I was very much hoping and praying that civil war would start early, because in a left singularity, the earlier you get the inevitable civil war, the more likely the right is to win.

However I have long predicted civil war or catastrophic international war, or genocide, around 2026 or so. That prediction still looks on target.

Leftism will inevitably implode, it always does. Trees do not grow to the sky, but they grow till they fall over. And the further leftism goes before it self destructs, the greater the collateral damage.

We are likely in for quite a lot of collateral damage before the light dawns.

If, as is likely, everything goes to hell in a handbasket, I will focus on building a counter economy and counter society on the blockchain. To preserve the economy against pillage, and the truth against lies, we will need to deploy cryptographic methods.

Bitcoin is deeply flawed. Posts on this topic coming when the fat lady sings.

1,560 Responses to “Now we are in trouble”

  1. Ace says:

    Jim, why did you get Bob Barr so wrong? In retrospective it’s clear he was always a traitor. Someone slipped in to put the knife in Trump’s back when the the left needed it.

    • Pseudo-chrysostom says:

      A lot of people wanted to give Barr the benefit of the doubt; relative to the general trend of no swamp dwellers coming even close to acting in the interest of Trump in particular, and Amerikaners in general, even the least of cooperations can look like a ray of sunshine.

    • Friendly Fedposter says:

      Barr? Seriously? You guys still haven’t caught on yet.

      And the Elon Musk offer being something more than face value is just more Q-level nonsense. Just a tax write-off. Don’t read into it.

      • jim says:

        The Musk proposal to remove CO2 is a superficially good leftist proposal that prevents the left from knocking over his applecart. Which absolutely typical of Musk. Pretty sure he is absolutely serious.

  2. Encelad says:

    “Am donating $100M towards a prize for best carbon capture technology”

    -Elon Musk on Twitter

    I smell fear… Is he trying to appease our new masters with indulgences?

    • No, this is clever. We are powerless to stop the madness. The clever thing is to sow discord between our enemies. We also know globalwarming is just an excuse to do evil. So the clever thing is to call the bluff.

      Capturing carbon and turning it into fuel is what a tree does, inventing a more efficient tree is generally not a terrible idea.

      It would be better to do nothing, but making a better tree is far less bad than all the alternatives. It splits those who really seriously believe in globalwarming, they will support it, from those who just want to use it as an excuse to do evil, who will not.

      • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

        Don’t be gay. Elon Musk has a long history of sucking up to the green movement and really anyone in power. It’s not fear, and it’s definitely not some brilliant strategy to weaken the enemy ranks. It’s just what he does and what he’s always done.

        I can’t believe that new Secret Plan narratives are already emerging mere days after Qanon so spectacularly crashed and burned. People really never change.

        • Ace says:

          I can’t believe that new Secret Plan narratives are already emerging mere days after Qanon so spectacularly crashed and burned. People really never change.

          This sort of stuff is really common with doomsday cults. The day of doom comes and nothing happens. So they create a new doomsday and continue. They tend to shed followers every time this happens but the people who remain become even more dedicated and zealous about it. Sunk cost fallacy all the way to the bottom.

        • Theshadowedknight says:

          Yeah, but he changed during Trump’s term. We call him the Star Prophet because of that change. Now, he still needs to be circumspect, but I really do believe he wants to go to Mars. That drives him, and the rest is whatever he needs to do to that end. The reason he wants to go to Mars is something only he and God knows, but that is his purpose.

          It’s not some secret plan to bring down the left. It’s him muttering pieties to get them off of his back while he continues his work. Whether it works or not depends on a lot of things. The worst case is that, “the revolution has no need of space explorers.” If it puts off any cost into the future and makes the donation contingent on performance, so much the better.

    • jim says:

      He has always been afraid, and always been trying to appease our masters.

      • The Cominator says:

        TheDividualist is right though. Musk is very very clever about doing it though… especially since Tesla collects way more than this every year in green subsidies.

        • Ace says:

          Carbon capture appears to be a viable tech now. The left hates it and doesn’t want it funded, but if it gets funded and built, it’s going to hurt their ability to wreak the industrial economy.

  3. RedBible says:

    Yesterday I was thinking to myself: There a real possibility that a group on the left is going to start pushing “pedophilia” since it’s one of the few remaining “minorities” that get clear and obvious hate. (Yes pedophilia is an anti-concept, but it is the way that the left will push it.)

    I’m still not sure how it is supposed to lead to knocking over apple carts, but seeing how apparently yesterday twitter refused to remove CP (of a 13 year old girl) because it “didn’t violate there terms of service” I’d say that my hunch seems on point, especially since it appears (based on what I’ve seen) Law Enforcement isn’t getting involve so far.

    That said, my personal guess if that before 2024 “pedophilia” will be legal. Now, I have no clue if it will be only the gay shit, or if it will include normal sex, but I’m pretty sure that “pedo marriage” will not be legal.

    (A few years ago there were some lefties pushing that kids should be allowed to refuse hugs/kisses from relatives because of the principles of “consent”, so this is really just the natural result of a holiness spiral at work.)

    • Anonymous Fake says:

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    • That would be an interesting shitshow to watch, because the gays are pushing for having the right to fuck young boys, while the post-wall retired-carousel-rider feminists are pushing against men having the right to fuck women younger than themselves, as then they really have no chance. Indeed a gay-only outcome is expectable, but how can they even spin that, saying that a 14 years old boy is capable of informed consent and a 17 years old girl is not, would imply things they really don’t want to imply.

      OTOH willingness to break the law is an obvious alpha indicator. They could basically just make heterosex illegal, and any man unwilling to break that law would be not alpha enough to be interesting to women anyway. THAT is why patriarchical i.e. real marriage is illegal. It is a shit test, wives are happy to submit to husbands who are willing to dominate them illegally, because that is an alpha indicator.

      • The Ducking Man says:

        One brief narrative I’ve read is “pedophilia is genentic” basically certain people are more inclined by their genetic to pursue much younger “partner”. It works to push gay agenda, so I don’t see why not.

        Most likely via bogus research to prove “it’s genetic”.

        Another way I can see is society is being conditioned to pursue sex as ultimate purpose in life. Without restrain significant portion of male will starts chasing girls during their peak period which is 12 to 14 years old.

    • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

      In this matter, the general insecure desire for control, power, or impact, that commonly facilitates leftisms, expressed here through transgressing norms but for the fact that they are norms, is at odds with the feminist tendency that is served by removing the possibility of wedlock through inflating ‘age of consent’ to infinity, by creating a leverage of power that can be invoked by a woman over a man in any interactions between the same through the same (‘statutory rape’), by presupposing a frame where such a thing as a ‘consent age’ could be a thing in the first place, and the bugman tendency to de-sex/de-vivify/denature people in general, also through inflating ‘aoc’ to infinity.

      Obviously there will be no consistency in any of it, and conflict between vagarious leftist clades is the rule. The most reliable watermark you can use in these matters is, whether or not it can be used as a weapon against more competent targets. Eg, what would hurt straits, or whites, or males (or even strait white males) here the most? This is why, for example, expanding the franchise to aliens is a big ticket, but further logical expansions to say, donkeys, aren’t; because our humble burros are not a politically useful element in the way the formers are, so what’s the incentive? Certainly not formal rigor.

    • Anonymous 2 says:

      apparently yesterday twitter refused to remove CP (of a 13 year old girl) because it “didn’t violate there terms of service”

      One could also report Twitter to the police for this and see what happens.

      • Ace says:

        It was a 13 year boy. Sex with young boys is unofficially legal now and CPS officers are getting rich selling young boys as sex slaves to fags.

    • onyomi says:

      Oh good, so they’ll uncancel Milo Yiannopoulos?

  4. Mister Grumpus says:

    So there goes plan-trusting, and I don’t just mean in Trump, White Hats and Qanon. There goes plan-trusting in elections, or the government, or the Constitution, or the law, or the Road to Roota, or whatever.

    OK maybe I’ll switch to plan-trusting that the Air Force’s nukes don’t work anymore so that Putin can pull something out over there. Tempting.

    Come to think of it, I must still be plan-trusting around the whole “Western” Westphalian nation-state thing, like in general. I’m still seeing puffs of smoke there where the Road Runner left hours ago. I really need to catch up.

    This Globo-Harvard-Google-Twitter-Equalism thing is just too damn strong. There’s no Presidential Pardon for being called racist on the internet.

    Moldbug observed that the Eye of Sauron only turns to things that it can influence. People it can status-threaten into “leaking power” its way. Maybe the Meme War would still be raging if Twitter were run by some mysterious Tyler Durden figure on the far side of the Moon with all the food and women he needed.

    Let’s notice that bitcoin, while imperfect, is doing so well now because it was explicitly written to be uncontrollable. That’s new! There’s no bitcoin ban hammer, so there’s no one for Teen Vogue to threaten to use it on someone or else.

    And there we have it. Crypto-warriors for the win, please, I beg you. It’ll be Samizdat all over again. The Cathedral collapse murder orgy grows ever more self-evident, but people will be too afraid to see it for themselves unless there’s a safe (if virtual) place where someone can tell them that yes, they see it too, so there’s at least two of us.

    And crucially, what we’ve learned here is that Redpill Questions can be used to filter out shills. Redpill Questions are the killer app for this new crypto-societal technology.

    • jim says:

      The great vulnerability of bitcoin is the blood diamonds attack. There is no ban hammer, but there could be. Fortunately our enemies don’t comprehend the technology well enough to mount the attack.

      • Mister Grumpus says:

        And that’s exactly it. The South American superkings couldn’t comprehend guns, germs or steel either.

        Also notice that a lot of big shots are deciding that “If they can’t beat them then join them” wrt cryptocurrency. Goldman Sachs needs to hang onto something through The Purges just as much as I do.

        What I’m trying to say is that it’s not just Internet Frog People who need crypto-society. There’s already intense demand from the upper tiers as well. No one has told me this, I’m just asserting it out of my own perceptions, but I’ll bet you a pocket full of Satoshis anyway.

        There are people in the FBI, and Wall Street, and etc, right now, who can already smell the crocodiles around the corner. They know they need to start conspiring with their trusted fraternity buddies to GTFO in some shape or form, even though they don’t consciously get it yet. Fear is a survival instinct that functions well below the intellect.

    • The Ducking Man says:

      I live in south-east asia country where transacting Bitcoin is punishable 5 years jail time. Some people actually went to jail during the first bitcoin boom few years ago for selling bitcoin.

      I’m not fluent on the technicalities how they can be tracked down, I guess everything is possible if ISP is selling out to government.

      I plan-trust lots of thing but bitcoin is not one of them.

      • suones says:

        Bitcoin is 100% trackable and has zero privacy. Also, using BTC in Asia is like painting a huge target on your back for “the authorities.” BTC has a lot of traction in India but it is still in a legal grey area (used to be illegal but Supreme Court found the rule to be unconstitutional). We can actually buy and (theoretically) hodl it now, but it is worse than cash.

    • Ace says:

      So there goes plan-trusting, and I don’t just mean in Trump, White Hats and Qanon. There goes plan-trusting in elections, or the government, or the Constitution, or the law, or the Road to Roota, or whatever.

      Trump had a legal plan, but it was rooted in normality & the Republic and normality & the Republic are quite dead. Making plans for the future is unlikely to work as the pace of social entropy increases ever faster.

  5. f6187 says:

    @R7 “Endless wall-of-text vs an actual livestream.”

    God bless. Here, let me duckduckgo that for you:

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/us/plane-crash-alabama-trnd/index.html

    https://news.usni.org/2020/10/23/2-killed-in-navy-t-6b-texan-ii-trainer-crash-in-alabama

    There’s probably more out there, since I get the distinct impression that the U.S. military is pozzed A.F., despite what the Flash Gordon crew are doing out there on the marsh.

    • Ace says:

      I still remember the first female navy aviator “qualified” for carrier landings. She locked up during a landing destroying her F14, killing herself, and almost killing her radar operator who pulled the ejection at the last second to save himself. Since then I’ve read about women being promoted to squadron leader on carriers but it’s not entirely clear if they do any actual landings themselves. Computerization probably helps in that area.

      Soon they’ll be in charge of super carriers:
      https://www.military.com/daily-news/2018/03/09/could-be-first-female-carrier-co-history.html

      The Chinese won’t need to sink them. They’ll crash into their escorts and sink the first time they’re under attack.

      • Catholic Sheepdog says:

        I read over 20 years ago a comment somewhere that with the way things are going in the west, that it will end up being the case that Russia will end up being able to defeat the US & Europe is a war.

        I don’t think they saw that women crashing aircraft carriers into their cruiser escorts would be the reason why though xDD

  6. Big Brutha says:

    It’s been a sad couple of days. This could have ended so differently if DJT had overcome his normalcy bias. Alas. It’s been doubly sad to see someone like Vox Day, who I know is not everyone’s cup of tea, seemingly lose touch with reality. Lesson for all of us: don’t get high on your own supply. While there could be a lot of ways to interpret what was happening, the Qanon-way got further and further from reality the longer it went on. At some point, you have to get off the merry-go-round, and ground your observations in what’s actually happening. He reminds me of the wide-eyed folks I used to meet in the Middle East whose theories of political skullduggery got weirder and weirder over time. I get that conspiracies happen and I am not saying they don’t. But when your predictions and subsequent observations match up less and less often it’s time to re-evaluate your models. It’s the Right-wing version of “Climate science.”

    • S.J., Esquire says:

      Yeah, idk man. I said this on another forum recently, it was never about “Q”, not really – I only became interested in “Q” after it already looked like there was a lot of weird stuff going on. Which it still does look like.

      In a way I feel freer today.

    • Javier says:

      Vox had just become embarrassing and sad. Hard to respect anything someone says when they are that deluded.

      • jsd says:

        Look at him banning “gamma males” for saying things like:

        “I beg you, after seventeen years, don’t jump off this cliff. You’re not a boomer, you don’t need to commit intellectual suicide. No one is ever going to listen to you again, except boomers.”

        “What is wrong with you, Vox. These guys look to you for rational analysis and commentary and all you give them is false hope based on nothing. You’ve been wrong all along the way for weeks now. Yet you keep it up. Don’t keep fooling these people. Tell the the truth.”

        “A bunch of NG drafted in from mainly blue states is not part of some Trump 11th hour storm you clowns. It’s over, Trump is a civnat boomer with a gonzo mouth and some comic timing.”

        Sure looks like he is “doubling down.” Something has always been wrong with him. Maybe just that he bit off more than he can chew, trying to act up to his role as a leader-soothsayer. When people look to you it is enticing to pretend to know more than you do and to act up to their expectations. He overextended himself and now his shadow “gamma” characteristics are coming out.

    • ERTZ says:

      I find it weird how serious talk here was about a replay of ancient Rome,
      though while human nature is rather constant and learning of history is important to prevent making the same mistakes again,
      the modern environment and conditions are quite different, very new effects and circumstances must be considered, that make a replay unlikely(almost autistic in its form:I imagined boys with tin figures of Caesar, Brutus, etc. with glued on paper faces of Trump etc. playing in the sand (=interpreting news media events with their current ideology);

      how Trump has been glorified as a Messiah-like figure, half-God-like “emperor”, while evidently being just a less-successful grifter with pathetic involvement in plebs TV, zero track record of learning and intellectual pursuits – he even made his school grades a secret by law, which speaks much of itself, if only of his insecure personality;

      the talk here about how the US military factions in a civil war might nuke the US homeland, talk of nuclear submarine commanders taking sides etc. …
      there was a lot of reality loss going on here.

      As an outsider I find it interesting how similar left and right are in many aspects:

      Both talk a lot of how the other side is going to kill them, are citing much historic evidence of the fact and make plans/fantasies to defend themselves or counter-attack.
      Both produce copious amounts of texts of questionable quality, which is regarded as a secret, or at least not-understood-by-most, deep, unquestionable and uniting truth.
      Both flock together around charismatic leaders, which are highly intelligent, well-read and deeply knowledgeable-and correct in many aspects, therefore respected as leaders by many, but critically flawed in at least one point of their taught ideology (say, Chomsky on the left, Jim or Moldbug here)-humans can be (at least partially, it’s called “cognitive blind spot”) crazy and wrong, despite being highly intelligent and knowledgeable.
      Both talk and think of a great, far-reaching, secret, powerful conspiracy of the other side, very dangerous and the “real enemy” to be fought – visible and invisible,
      everything that happens is interpreted, fantasized to produce more and more complex explanations for its existence and evil workings, in a hopeless
      attempt to keep ideology fitting to real events, producing ever more complex and extreme rationalizations and predictions.
      Both desire violent revolution, secret or overt, to come to power and force their “absolutely true” ideas on everybody else, desiring to shape society in totalitarian fashion.

      Much of the left-right ideology’s extremes make me think of a cult, with all the underlying cult psychology,
      for example an UFO cult (world ends soon, aliens will rescue us true believers):
      They may begin sane, with social benefits (social psychology, reward system activation by having allies/friends/being accepted , then feeling superior from occult/superior knowledge, then enjoying rewards from personal identity and sense of belonging by defining outsiders as enemies etc.), joint activities.

      Then there’s “sunk cost fallacy”, analog to an inferior, low quality tool that one made oneself, spent a long time creating it, therefore never replacing it for a superior tool made by a factory for just a few cents to buy – suffering along working inefficiently with an inferior tool, because of that irrationality – and the same is true of ideas, ideas that one loves and is invested in, because one wants them to be true, because one has created them oneself, refined and improved on the ideas oneself in long hard work, with much thinking and reading, so the idea has become like one’s child;
      and then “social proof”, because many others were being told of the idea/belief system, and if it would be exposed as (partially) wrong, then there would not be just private insult of one’s intelligence and efforts, one also would suffer social embarrassment, loss of social status, loss of being seen by others as a near-perfect intellectual (leader),public proof of having been wrong.
      So instead of correcting oneself, admitting being wrong, the ideology is being kept, while attempts are made to bend reality around the idea/ideology – necessitating ever-increasing loss of contact with reality (“crazy”) and requirement for more and more extreme interpretations and predictions – until the whole bubble pops.

      Just because many here are indeed right on women it does not follow that much of the other ideas are also mostly true.

      See, I am quite stupid. I have proof of it, I made many mistakes, I believed many wrong things. So I may be, most probably about many things must be, wrong.
      But I desire truth most, and I have corrected myself very often, letting go of old beliefs, even if that meant painful loss of dear illusions or acquiring uncomfortable new world models. So far it has served me very well; and I have found that many people are unwilling or unable to do this to themselves – their worldview and idealogies,
      their desires what is true, what they want to be true, are not updated by themselves, they just die with them, and are thus updated by “gnon”.

      Here’s my interpretation of events:

      Republicans and Democrats are much the same, at least at the top, both are right-wing parties serving the interests of the upper class.
      They just playact right and left, to give the people what they need, an “other side”, an opponent;
      naturally, there are winners and losers, those being or aspiring to be strong, and those who want to be soft and kind, and both parties just service those human psychological needs accordingly. Voting is only meaningful for politicians, because it determines how much money and reproductive success they will have.
      Voters effectively only vote on the size of politicians’ (and their staff’s) future mansions and quantity+quality of their wives, not on policy;
      because policy is a stable factor outside voters’ whims, namely the interest of the upper class, “national interest”, effectively the US’ top 500 families or so.
      And in accordance with that interpretation, neither Clinton, Obama nor Trump were able to affect anything meaningful – no deep, non-superficial changes to the system.
      But a lot of noise, meaningless, utterly meaningless, hysterical political actions, Antifa here, riots there, a lot of wind in the media – and in the end, nothing that even remotely changed long-term development, nothing that made a lasting difference.
      To provoke, tease and annoy, psychological outrage-inducers are identified and then employed, under wide media coverage, to cause the desired major outrage,
      political diversion and attention/ad clicks – left and right are played against each other like pawns.
      In all that apparent chaos the upper class’ rule and profits, the economy, work and consumption quietly go on, are what remains stable.
      Women will work, men will work, transsexuals will work, immigrants will be immigrating and work, but all will work for or exist for the upper class’ profit.
      While everybody else is kept squabbling, through careful psychological and political operations, to keep everybody else but the upper class on their knees.
      The only reason why other people should be allowed to exist is to profit from them, make them useful for oneself; if they’re not, then they’re either useless or dangerous.
      Making other people work to profit from their work, directly or indirectly, is the only rational reason I see why other people should be kept around.
      And exactly that is happening, the US, and more and more the rest of the world, is becoming a work-maximization operation for the benefit of the upper class (but evidently also for everybody else). The rest is smoke and mirrors, entertainment.

      Was the election stolen from Trump?
      Perhaps, but it doesn’t matter, he never truly ruled, the top 500 or so families (their members dealing with ruling) always do. It’s them who are forming the real electorate that makes the big decisions. Trump was merely in their way, an accident, a disappointment, a hindrance, an inconvenience.

      • jim says:

        > the modern environment and conditions are quite different, very new effects and circumstances must be considered,

        We have been around this merry go round many times, many times, before.

        Rome is the archetypical failure of the Republic caused by the decline in elite virtue. All the way to the late nineteenth century, people recognized that story as replaying over and over.

        Israel of the time of Jesus is archetypical holiness spiral, and that story, which is right now our biggest problem, has also replayed over and over.

        The French assignat is the archetypical failure of fiat money.

        Nothing that matters has changed in social technology, other than double entry accounting and corporate form that it made possible.

        I rather expect that the blockchain and triple entry cryptographically signed accounting will also make an advance in social technology possible, changes that the ICO prefigures, but right now our problems are with social technology that has not advanced since the time of Greece and Rome.

        We need to reboot systems that are very old, and have been broken. At the same time, while waiting for the conditions that will make a reboot possible, we need to work on the social technologies of the future. Which is corporations as sidechains on the blockchain, for these technologies will make it possible to preserve truth, technology, and the market economic order through what may be well be a very long dark age.

      • jim says:

        > the talk here about how the US military factions in a civil war might nuke the US homeland, talk of nuclear submarine commanders taking sides etc. …
        > there was a lot of reality loss going on here.

        You are suffering from normalcy bias. Normal died a long time ago, and people are failing to realize it.

        This happens every time – the social order collapses, and people continue to act as if it was still in effect. Caesar died of this, and Trump may well die of it. The elites died of it in the Russian and French Revolutions. They thought they were moving to a constitutional monarchy, and the elites went with Biden, because they figure that they will rule with the president as mere figurehead, as the elites in the Russian and French revolutions thought they could rule with the sovereign as a mere figurehead, but without a leader, they are going to be helpless against their dangerously useful allies, the radical left.

        The old fight with the Arians is still going strong, with most modern bibles issued by Socinians, hence the King James conflict, between bibles in which God created the world through Jesus Christ and Old Testament Hebrews had the patriarchal social order and kept female sexuality under control, and bibles where Jesus is only a regular mortal, and the Hebrews totally accepted the nineteenth century position on female sexuality.

        The dispute about which Bible edition to use is the old conflict with the Arians, still going strong, and indissolubly linked to the attack on the family, the family being the current big applecart that the left is busy knocking over, which is indissolubly linked to the issue of faggots in the military and women on the front line, which is indissolubly linked to the issue of who controls the praetorian guard now in Washington.

        We are still fighting this fourth century battle, and the action about which bible to use is going down in Washington as we speak. When they interview the guy in charge of the National guard in Washington, it is part of the fourth century conflict over Christology.

        • clovis says:

          I’m not following the leap from politics into theology here. Most modern bible translations, afaik, still say women will have pain in childbearing and they will be ruled over by their husbands. The problem isn’t the translation but the teaching in the churches and the failure of people to read the bibles. Also not following how this is related to Arianism, or how the National Guard general is discussing Christology. Can you explain because I’m slow apparently thx

          • jim says:

            > I’m not following the leap from politics into theology here

            The bible that deletes the reference to God creating the world through Jesus Christ, will add a reference to “marriageable age”.

            > or how the National Guard general is discussing Christology.

            The National Guard General is not discussing Christology.

            But the Socinian Christology has Christ changing the moral rules for the better, rather than calling the Jews back to the eternal and unchanging spirit of the law, which is a basis for continuing to change them for the better. And a lot of troops do not think they are changing for the better, but for the worse. And so, Democrats want to make sure that troops and officers in DC do think that moral rules are being changed for the better.

          • (not)RedBible says:

            Don’t you know, that when women being under the rule of men was a result of a fallen state, and that since Christ the fall has been revoked, women are free from the “oppressive” chains of men’s sin.

            Also Jesus totally thought women were better than men, since he had TWO women followers. (Pay no attention to the 12 apostles.)

            Also Jesus taught a Higher Law ™ so the entire lower Law of Moses doesn’t apply, you bigot. (Never mind that the Higher Law ™ seem much easier to follow since boyfriend Jesus will always forgive me for being a whore.) (Also ignore all of the apostles taking about the Law in a way that clearly references the Law of Moses.)

            Certain verses don’t need rewriting by the progressives since the “context” has already been rewritten by them.

            For example, when Jesus Christ talks about “lusting after a woman” they love ignoring two things that the Greek text clearly shows. First is that the word being translated as “Lust” here is translated everywhere else in the NT as Covet. Second is that the word for “Woman” here in Greek is basically always used for “a man’s woman” a.k.a. “a man’s wife.”
            so we apply these changes, and get a verse that reads
            [blockquote]”But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on another man’s woman to covet her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.[/blockquote]
            So rather than demonizing normal male sexuality for finding a women boner inducing, it re-adds sanity to the law by connecting the 10th commandment to the 7th.

            • Pseudo-chrysostom says:

              When sketching out exegesis, the best impact comes from actually including the words you are digging back into the etymology of. This is meant helpfully of course.

            • Prince Charming says:

              What shocks me is that when reading e.g. Roman politicians, or Paul’s epistles, is how matter-of-factly those people understood reality, whereas we seem to be flailing about in darkness.

              Like, Plato wrote the parable of the cave when everyone he knew was redpilled on everything.

              I don’t really know what to do about it?

        • Jehu says:

          Fun fact. Arius, the original Arian heretic, was punched out at the council of Nicea by Saint Nick. Yeah, that Saint Nick. We’ve done some skits and dramas at our church commemorating that glorious event.
          Saint Nick, who is apparently in the category of ‘Brawler Saints’ was stripped of his bishop’s garb and thrown in prison for doing this, but apparently Jesus and his mom intervened, made him a new bishop garment, and prevailed on the Emperor to get him out of jail. And the argument was settled in Nick’s favor.
          But Arius is like the master villain in a comic book. He just keeps coming back. The urge to demote our Lord and Master Jesus to a community organizer and become holier than him just keeps coming back.

          • The Cominator says:

            Don’t think Arius made Jesus a community organizer or even not divine. The Germanics for a long time followed the Arian version of Christianity… they as a warrior culture would have hated Jesus as community organizer.

            He merely said the incarnation the son was a lesser manifestation of the greater God.

      • The Cominator says:

        “Republicans and Democrats are much the same, at least at the top, both are right-wing parties serving the interests of the upper class.”

        Marxists class categories are fake and gay.

        • Bilge_Pump says:

          First off, I have to apologize if anyone has been replying to things I write. I don’t often have the time patience or interest to read direct responses to things I’ve said. Often the things other people talk about are more interesting than the topics I bring up.

          That being said, what are the differences between Marxist class categories and based / red pilled / good class categories? Seems to me like the only difference is in the framing; where the Marxists would say “oppressed proles, righteous indignation”, the based would say ….? “righteously oppressed proles, but don’t tell them that”?

          • The Cominator says:

            Marxists class categories are based on your wealth, reactionary class categories are based on your occupation and roughly correspond to Hindu Varnas and they tend to strongly correlate with your political views. With the brahmin/priest class (lawyers, bureaucrats journalists, academics intellectuals and such) being the real enemy class.

            • Gestahlt says:

              All of NRX needs to get it through their heads: lawyers and scholars are not first caste, are not brahmins. They are vaisya, tradesmen. Intellect is not spirit.

              • Just what is a Muslim cleric, if not a lawyer and legal scholar?

              • suones says:

                @Gestahlt

                Law and Study are different in their classical forms than modern. Classical scholars were certainly Brahmins, and “lawyers” did not exist because “laws” were simple and straightforward. Modern corruption is because “law” and “education” have become “professions” now, and their practitioners expect to get paid for their performance, which is a vaishya trait. This has happened in part because Anglo society is certainly extremely vaishya-dominated, or at least used to be (“nation of shopkeepers” indeed), so status is inextricably linked with money. Thus every Brahmin is forced to go against his duty, and worship at the altar of Mammon, and become a “professional” or perform “knowledge work,” which leads to the contradiction that you so correctly pointed out.

              • The Cominator says:

                I don’t agree I will not agree and NRx is not going to agree.

                • There is something hilarious about Hindus educating us about our own culture and traditions. It is hard even for us to get it in this modern world. And yes, they as one of the great cultures of history, and perhaps less pozzed, might teach us something about human universals. But I really don’t think they can understand the specialties of White Christian culture better than us.

                  And I notice the pattern here. Overly undefined, nebulous approaches to “spirituality” is precisely what was the problem with Whites too much influenced by something like Hinduism, even when it was our own invention, like Hegelianism. We are a fairly precise and get-things-done kind of race. Our spirituality is very much a practical cookbook.

                • suones says:

                  @TheDividualist

                  There is something hilarious about Hindus educating us about our own culture and traditions.

                  I would not dare try to “educate” any of you fine folk here. I merely state my observations, and I have learned much from the discourse in this and other similar great places.

                  But I must state that most of my views and analyses clearly mark “Hindu” opinion (which you are free to ignore as irrelevant minutiae), and “Aryan” belief, which one is bound to consider.

                  The “caste system” is undoubtedly Aryan in origin, and I found it surprising at first that Moldbug used expressly Hindu terms to deal with it. But then I realised that Latin or Greek terms may have overloaded meanings in Western literature, and would not get his points across.

                  I also noted, with trepidation, and some small disappointment, that he, a Semite, had a better grasp of Aryan social technology than any contemporary Aryans. Maybe this is because of the brainwashing that Aryan children are subject to, I don’t know.

                  “White Christian culture” is a complex being. There is Aryan culture, which has adopted a Semitic god (Yahweh) but actually worships an Aryan-ified deity (Jesus) in a curiously Aryan (Trinitarian) and non-Semitic way. Churches which accept this and play their role in their national society prosper, while Maximalist Churches which seek global domination are subject to rampant entryism and destruction (Catholic/Evangelicals).

                  …spiritualism…

                  Is an anti-Christian, anti-God Leftist anti-concept as defined by hipster-Hindu Beatles and other crypto-Marxists. Hindus indulge in a lot of navel gazing, true, but that shit is just retarded. Think of it as a failure mode in the absence of a strong Imperial cult. When there is no strong single cult of the God-Imperator three thousand miles away, there will be a thousand cults three miles away.

                  I’ll probably have to expand my imaginary blog post on religion. 🙂

            • suones says:

              @TheCominator and @BilgePump

              Reactionary categories are not class categories at all, but rather caste categories. Class is something that rises and falls with individual labour and fortune. Caste is correlated with the nature of a man, which is mostly genetic. A Brahmin may shovel shit for an occupation (happens a lot), but still retains the seed of intellect, whereas you may polish up a Shudra and seat him at Harvard the Most Holy but he still remains a buffoon, which truth is revealed as soon as he starts speaking. That they correspond with Hindu varnas is because Varnasharm is merely the description of human nature. Any truthful study of humanity will reach similar conclusions. The caste “system” is not really a “system” at all, any more than “chemical naming system” is a system. This was one of Moldbug’s great insights for the Western mind.

              Why is this important? Because if one knows one’s nature and is at peace with it, it becomes easier to achieve material success and spiritual happiness in life, and a contented death, which is what everyone ultimately wants.

              • This is something that I find hard to explain to the Western mind as well and you’ve put it succinctly. Classes are different from caste. A Brahmin in India can absolutely be low class in terms of lifestyle, wealth and hierarchy in the power structure which is actually a reality in India today. Observe how our temple priests find it hard to even eke out a living from their duties and live a life of poverty. Even the relatively well off Brahmins are still middle class. In fact most of the ruling elite in India are not Brahmins at all.

                With some exceptions literal Brahmins are actually far from power or prestige in India and have been for a long time, and more recently because of our very own “affirmative action” reservation quota system.

      • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

        The “top 500” is correct in a sense, but it is not top 500 by wealth, as you imply and no doubt want readers to infer. It’s top 500 by social status and political connections. That includes the Clinton family near the top, the Biden family near the bottom, and many families no one has ever heard of in between.

        Progressives are a social class, not an economic one. It’s a group of mostly upper-middle-class whites and a small number of the very wealthy waging war against the majority of the very wealthy and almost all of the lower middle class, using the underclasses as a proxy. In a nutshell, it’s SWPLs vs. Old Money and Amerikaners, and it’s quite possibly the longest-running and most one-sided war ever fought in history.

        Everybody here understands HLvM by now, only shills deny it. But the “high” is not the wealthy, the “high” is (and always has been) the rulers and the politically powerful. In the old aristocracies, that went hand-in-hand with wealth and capital, and things were better back then. We don’t live in an age of aristocracies anymore, unless you consider bioleninism a form of aristocratic privilege.

    • onyomi says:

      Thinking about Trump’s shortcomings and Q recently I realized that Q, whatever the motivations for its creation, was so successful worming its way into many brains because it so perfectly filled an explanatory “slot” left by an odd aspect of Trump’s behavior.

      Trump sees the problems (overreacting to covid, antifa violence, critical race theory, mail-in ballots, big tech censorship), he loudly complains about the problems, he’s the POTUS and seems like a bold, energetic guy… yet mysteriously nothing gets done about any of the problems, seemingly even those he unambiguously could do something about even without institutional support.

      Q steps into that explanatory gap by saying, “The POTUS is not weirdly inactive/all talk and/or completely lacking any support whatsoever from anyone in the whole government, there’s merely a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes. He sees the problems, he knows the problems, do you really think he’s just sitting back and doing nothing??”

      Of course, it’s not actually the simplest explanation, which is generally that things are as they seem and people are myopic, polyannaish, backstabby, etc., but it was an explanation that explained the strange observed reality fairly well for many.

    • Anonymous 2 says:

      The most interesting part was that the whole unmoored Qanon thing still got banned in unison by the forces of progress, presumably because it provided an effective rallying point.

      Well, that and Epstein didn’t kill himself.

      • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

        Qanon was a foil for the left, not unlike late-stage KKK and Buckley’s entire Conservative movement, and foils eventually have to be defeated for good. People get bored of watching the hero fight the same villain over and over again. Once those anons, and many not-so-anons, outlived their usefulness, it was time to get rid of them.

  7. Lord says:

    https://www.zerothposition.com/2020/09/14/colonize-bookshelf-part-iv/

    Top article all around. Especially for pointing how Hitler and Co. were not just failures but also deviated from actual tradition:

    “We still want and need freedom. This is who we are and who we will always be, which is why the National Socialists undermining the traditional family structure and erasing local allegiances was so self-defeating. And yet as seen in their impeccable aesthetics, they had good instincts, and never better than in trying to revive the Aryan spirit through their own Germanic idiom. We can say the same about Filmer in considering the polity as an extension of the family: this is how it worked for millennia for our ancestors, and indeed, is the only way it can work for us. We can say the same about Maistre’s instincts, prizing as he did the unwritten constitution, the altar erected by the work of circumstances, the tradition hallowed by its antiquity, the rites made sacred by the impersonal, imperative utterance of the ancestral deity, the truest expression of fas.

    On the surface, all of these things seem radically different, and seem to bear no relation to “the Right” that holds liberty and the individual as self-evident goods in themselves. But scratch the surface, dig deeper—all the way to the root—colonize the deep past, and one finds that what is now many was originally one: we find that the weak, separate rods were once bound into a mighty fascis. The absolutism of Filmer, the traditionalism of Maistre, the radical corporatism of the Third Reich, were once united in the person of the Aryan House Father, standing astride his dominion, exercising his unimpeachable will, and seeing above it none but the line of fathers in his family sepulchre, those fathers who animate his very being, who form the unbreakable chain of which he is but a link, and whom he will one day join in the hereafter. What is now broken was once unbroken, and if any hope remains to us in this world of broken families, splintered religion, and failed states, it will look at least in outline like what has sustained us in some form or another for six millennia from the time when all the now scattered branches of the Aryan family dwelt together in Central Asia.”

  8. Contaminated NEET says:

    Hello Jim,

    I’d like to collect on our 10 mBTC bet about the Biden inauguration. I’ve sent you an e-mail from a burner protonmail account with my BTC address. I had to guess at your e-mail, but I’m pretty sure I got it right. Let me know if you didn’t get it.

    • jim says:

      Not seeing your email. Try jim@blog.reaction.la

      • Contaminated NEET says:

        Ah, it looks like I guessed your address wrong. I’ve re-sent it to the correct address.

      • Contaminated NEET says:

        Payment received. Like my dad always said, fast pay makes fast friends. You’re a man of honor, Jim.

        • someDude says:

          That’s something that B the Israeli never understood

          • Contaminated NEET says:

            Yeah, I remember that. That’s what having 4000 years of the bazaar in your DNA will do to you.

            Everything can be haggled, and every possible point that could work in your favor must be argued as strenuously as you can. It’s a winning strategy in orderly, civilized environments; it’s just too bad it sucks at creating such environments and gradually wears them away where they exist.

            • Once I watched two very smart Jews do some verbal sparring just for fun. It was really like watching two master swordsmen sparring. They kept reframing and reinterpreting what the other said in entrapping ways. It looked very dangerous and effective.

              I did not know what to think about this back then. I think I do now. Basically, I think those who believe the Jews are all-powerful and the source of all problems and believe removing them from the picture would fix all problems are still thinking in the framework of a world ruled by rhethorics, argument, sophistry, wordsmithing. They do not get to the root of the problem, because Jews are not the only ones good at sophistry, nor the only ones using it against other people’s interests. If the world is ruled by sophistry, it will always select for sophists. So that is what needs to be changed. The world must not be ruled by sophistry, and if that is achieved, all that Jew-magic will be nothing more than elaborate word-games with no more power than slam poetry.

              So the solution is to reduce the importance and power of words. There are two ways to do that. First, demand evidence, not argument. Second, rule by the sword, not rule by argument.

              These two are fairly standard ideas around here, I would like to add a third one. Rational argument is something to be had between people with the same interests, goals. People with different interests, goals should negotiate, not argue. For example, your real estate agent can argue that you are pricing the house you are selling too high, it will not clear the market. But if a potential buyer comes up with this argument, it feels inherently sleazy, right? He is not there to help you, he is there to make a good deal for himself.

              I mean mentioning this because I have plenty of sorta lofty-minded friends who sigh exasperatedly and say stuff like why politics cannot be decided by rational debate, instead of all this shouting and occasional violence. And the answer is that rational debate is only possible if all want the same thing. If it is not so, it must be negotiation, not debate. But the whole lie of democratic politics is that everybody has the same interests, so “we” pretend to rationally debate what to do. When in reality there are very, very opposite interests at play.

              • grumpy says:

                Demand evidence for the trinity from scriptures.

                Nothing, zilch.

                Jim is a master sophist a coward, and a kiddie abuser.

                • jim says:

                  Paul writing to the Ephesians, Chapter 3 versus 9:15

                  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

                  John Chapter 1, verse 10

                  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

                  John states the Trinitarian position pretty clearly.

                  King James translates “Logos” as “the word”, though we have no equivalent word in English. It means, in this context, the natural order, or the moral sense implied by the natural order, or the logic and purpose of the natural order, or …

                  Not readily translatable from the Greek without seven pages of Greek philosophy.

                  1. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

                  2 The same was in the beginning with God.

                  3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

                  4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

                  5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

                  6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

                  7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.

                  8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

                  9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.

                  10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

                  11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

                • Joe says:

                  We get an even more explicit declaration of the existence of the trinity if we combine John 1:14 with 1 John 5:7.

                  John 1:14

                  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

                  1 John 5:7

                  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

                  So Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh, and those three that are one are the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost.

              • Dave says:

                “For example, your real estate agent can argue that you are pricing the house you are selling too high, it will not clear the market.”

                He’s pushing you to cut the price so the house will sell faster. He’ll get a slightly smaller commission, but he’ll get it right away. His interests are not aligned with yours because he has many houses to sell, whereas you have only one.

                • Good point. And reinforces my essential point, you don’t even do rational argumentation with your agent. You do it with a reliable, good, honest friend telling you “at that price it will take forever to sell”

  9. Pooch says:

    Trump is sucking just about every dick he can on his way out to keep him out of jail. He certainly is not embracing his martyrdom.

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1352020808407855104?s=20

    • Mike says:

      This is by far the worst thing he did. Pardons a guy who committed mail fraud at one point, the very thing that led to Trump losing. What a totally cucked thing to do.

      https://twitter.com/LeftyCrypto/status/1351762906833166339

    • Ace says:

      Cernovich seems to think Trump is going to start his own party as a sort of a way to con the rubes out their money. The left would probably like that, Trump being a sad Alex Jones once they get done impeaching him so he can never run for office again. Trump’s existing income streams will be seized shortly.

      So I’ll make a prediction based on gut instinct: They’ll investigate Trump, repeatedly humiliate him and take his assists but make no serious attempt to imprison him. Instead they’ll make an example of his most committed prole followers as a warning to the proles to shut up and listen to their betters. Once it’s clear that normality isn’t returning they’ll start looking for wreckers and Trump and family will be at the top of the list, followed by anyone who supported Trump.

      • Pooch says:

        It’s really hard for me to see them not imprisoning him, especially if he’s going to try to stay involved politically. How long it takes them to do it could be indicative of how close we are to singularity.

        • Ace says:

          I don’t think they can realistically arrest Trump before they purge the Military, which is going to take a while. He would be a rally point for a lot of people who could be very effective fighters.

          • Prince Charming says:

            It would be a nice casus belli, i.e. excuse. Other than that, it’s just another “this time they’ve surely gone too far, the masses will rise up”. People are not going to rally from a position of desperate weakness, if before they repeatedly didn’t rally from the position of overwhelming strength.

            They need to kick us while we’re down, and they need to finish us, and they, unlike us, have no qualms about doing so. If Trump lets himself be arrested, he better had a plan to be risen on the third day.

            • Ace says:

              It would be a nice casus belli, i.e. excuse

              That’s what I was implying.

              The right has a lot power, but it needs legitimacy and leadership to exercise it a cohesive fashion. Military units breaking Trump out of jail would be the sort thing that could happen. Seems unlikely to happen just like the Military moving against Biden during the inauguration was unlikely to happen, but we’re dealing with a very insecure dictatorship that desperately wants normality to return. Once the military is purged it will be much safer for them to arrest and execute Trump.

              I also think this is why they’re holding off/slow walking the gun grabbing. They worried the military might get involved or worse refuse to help when the ATF/FBI gets into trouble with a raid.

              • Prince Charming says:

                How likely is it that they already ran two big queries, one to see who is important enough to matter, and another one to give everyone a social credit score. They’re already building the narrative that: “DOD policy expressly prohibits military personnel from actively advocating supremacist, extremist or criminal gang doctrine, ideology or causes. All military personnel, including members of the National Guard, have undergone a background investigation, are subject to continuous evaluation, and are enrolled in an insider threat program. Simply put, we will not tolerate extremism of any sort in DOD”[*]. The purge can be done faster than the news of the civilian arrests really sinks in. Thinking one has to wait for the other is normalcy bias.

                And once that’s done, is anything in the way of denazification 2.0?

                [*] The Hill

      • jim says:

        Sounds about right.

      • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

        I would love to see a Trump party, just for the lulz. Suggested names include TrumpiQans, TrumpAnon, and Boomer4eva. The logo should be a Kraken, and he would be running on the 100% credible platform that “even though the US Government refused for 4 years to hand over full control to me when I held the entire Republican party and associated gargantuan Military-Industrial Complex by the balls, I’m pretty sure they’ll be more amenable if I win with a much smaller organization with no existing political or business connections, and I’m pretty sure I can win because everyone likes me and elections are generally fair, despite the weird 2020 anomaly that could never happen again.”

        Seriously, though, if Trump wanted to mount a full-on Andrew Jackson-style comeback in 4 years, he’d need to have a whole lot of meat shields between now and then, and I sure as hell would not take a bullet for him at this point. Does anyone know anyone who would? If he decided to take all of his most loyal supporters and start slapping them in the face with his dick, I think I’d almost enjoy watching the establishment tear him apart.

        No, he’s finished politically, and will probably have his business assets seized by the SDNY soon enough. His best bet would be to flee the country, and for his sake I hope he had the foresight to acquire a dozen or so fake passports for him and his family while he was in the White House.

        • jim says:

          Whosoever joins the Trump party is likely to die.

          Electoral politics died in the early hours of November the fourth. Attempting to continue genuine electoral politics will fail, and may well fail fataly.

          • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

            And at this point I’d be rooting for it to fail fatally. After all that we’ve seen, anyone who still doesn’t get it is overdue for a purge.

            The only way any right-wing caste survives and thrives is by ruthlessly separating the wheat from the chaff. There are far too many low-quality right-wing movements out there; maybe they’re useful as cannon fodder but I’m just about done standing up for them, because they sure don’t stand up for us, and can’t even seem to stand up for themselves.

            • jim says:

              We should not help people who will not help themselves, but no enemies to the right.

              Any criticism of the right should be from the frame that they are insufficiently right wing on some issue or another (Nazism is National Socialism), or from the frame that they are seriously out of contact with reality, and thus failing to worship Gnon (Vox Day, Qanon)

              • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

                A “Trump party” at this point in time sounds like both to me. Insufficiently right, because Trump himself proved to be insufficiently right and because it would be trying to restore democracy after the mask of democracy has finally started to drop; and out of contact with reality for all the reasons I listed earlier and hundreds more.

          • Prince Charming says:

            Perhaps not a 20c parliamentary party, but a more traditional European-style party, in the vein of Sinn Fein / IRA. If one may be permitted to dream.

            Whites are good at organised violence, so we need to organise, right? But isn’t everybody who has mentioned Trump in a positive way over the past five years as good as done; what difference will it make to keep showing support? Even if new people will have to do the actually effective organising, i.e. people whose first redpill will have been to “use Signal”.

            • jim says:

              Nuts.

              Any white organization for violence will be crushed by the (mostly white, but substantially Jewish and increasingly dot Indian) left ruling elite.

              • Prince Charming says:

                There has to be a way to organise in a way Al Quaida organises, clandestinely. Cell structure, steganography, accept likelihood of martyrdom. I guess we don’t have CIA to run us 🙁

                • Pooch says:

                  Al Queada had Saudi elite backing. Bin Laden himself was a member of the Saudi elite. We have zero elite backing.

                • jim says:

                  Bin Laden was Saudi elite and had Saudi elite backing.

                  We don’t.

                  After he lost Saudi backing, he had Pakistani backing. He was running Al Qaeda from the Pakistani equivalent of West point.

  10. John C. Calhoun says:

    Many fat ladies were singing today. Lady Gaga in particular stands out.

    On another note, is it me or has anyone else noticed that most gun shops have most of their inventory sold out including both ammunition and firearms. Seems difficult to find much for sale other than .22lr rifles and ammo.

    • Pooch says:

      Been like that since the jogger riots.

    • Pooch says:

      You’re better off shopping online.

      • John C. Calhoun says:

        Online shopping is gay and is mostly done for tax avoidance purposes. Physical store buying should provide the same (if not more) value if the store clerk has good knowledge of the products and can recommend a suitable product to you based on your criteria and his years of experience.

        I think online shopping works best if it is a homogenized or standardized product like a book or video game. Bigger tickets items its best to go in store.

        People keep saying e-commerce is going to replace everything but they also forget that prior to brick and mortar Sears locations you had catolog buying which tried, in a low tech way, to achieve what e-commerce did.

        The real reason why mainstreet is dying is due to growing property and sales taxes which e-commerce circumvents but not because it is “more efficient” as pundits suggest.

        • Gedeon says:

          You definitely don’t know what you are talking about. Gun.deals is an excellent search engine to locate inventory across the market if you have a manufacturer’s part number.

          22lr is the same diameter projectile as an AR-15, but with a much smaller powder charge (much slower velocity) and out of a rimfire cartridge. A ruger mkiv can still be found for around $500 and, if you live in a state that permits NFA items, a dead air mask suppressor is $400 + $200 for the nfa tax stamp. For $1,100 you have a Hollywood quiet firearm that is compact, lightweight and should have long term parts availability…if anything does. Most jurisdictions that have enacted enhanced firearm restrictions have carveout exemptions for rimfire firearms also. Keep in mind that in self defense legal defenses, you will definitely have trouble defending a shooting beyond 75 yards, so factor that in your use case.

          I wouldn’t run into a gunfight with a 22lr, but I would take one any day over a pellet gun, bat or kitchen knife which are not mutually exclusive tools.

          In general, palmetto state armory is great source for self defense tools and you can get additional money back through activejunky.

        • When I was a kid in the eighties, I liked to browse my aunt’s collection of German Quelle catalogues. The camping section, tents built on trailers and stuff like that. They never bought anything, she just used the catalogues for ideas for knitting sweaters. I think the basic business model was that people would be admiring those big ticket items, like I did, will not buy them, but they will be in the mood of buying something so they will order a set of tent pegs.

          Today, an e-merchant can do better, not just the shop but blog, video and offering advice on videocalls. With a generous return policy, it might work. But I would still want to touch and try that trailer tent before buying.

  11. Ace says:

    @Cominator can you do a post about speculation? I’ve done a bit of playing in the markets based on advice around here and made a small sum from it, but I’m not really sure where to learn enough to be effective on a regular basis.

    • The Cominator says:

      My basic principles are simple

      Find a company with a product or service that is very good and likely to grow and that the company is fairly cheap (if it has a 20 billion dollar market cap already there are generally better opportunities elsewhere).

      THEN

      Look into the management as much as you can, check for signs of stupid decisions or managements which is massively overcompensated top people instantly cash in free shares. Bad management is always a bad investment. A stupid farmer will kill the golden goose, a criminally greedy farmer (one interested mainly in embezzling out of the country) will do this as well.

      If you see blatantly stupid or crooked decisions get away from the company… if you see clever decisions from the management (for instance Inseego is my biggest % holding now though I sold some today at 19 has an extremely good management which doesn’t pay themselves a lot and has never made a bad decision) than its a good company. Remember Apple before Jobs and Apple after jobs. Leadership makes all the difference.

      Stay away from biotechs unless your information is very very good and you really need to understand the entire situation which normally you won’t, 1000 things can kill you in biotechs because they have massive costs and are constantly at the mercy of a corrupt government which will do favors for their big pharma competitors too.

      Under Biden expect a weaker dollar and weaker small businesses (and higher commodity prices) but stocks which involve public companies that generally can pay bribes may do well… under Harris you’ll need to be careful her corruption is more motivated by power intoxication and pure evil than greed and as such she’ll be much worse and more unpredictable.

      • Ace says:

        Thanks Cominator.

      • >Stay away from biotechs

        Heh. In 2008 I bought some American Oriental Biotechnology on Mark Skousen’s suggestion. Looked like they have an effective ultrasound treatment for some types of cancer and just waiting for FDA approval. And then things took a nosedive, even ending with a class action lawsuit. Lesson learned.

        • The Cominator says:

          Its not a blanket statement you can score REALLY big on them but you need to know everything…

    • The Cominator says:

      Also under Biden (but things get worse under Kamala) expect more unpredictable violent corrections in the market where the dollar temporarily strengthens but don’t expect a bear…

      The print money and low interest policy will continue but stupid unpredictable spooky regulatory policies and campaigns will issue forth from time to time, not enough to cause a bear (and if they are Hunter Biden will get 100 million dollars and the policies will go away) for at least big publically traded companies… but enough to cause occasional random panics.

      Harris when she gets in whenever it happens will be a lot more unpredictable…

  12. Aspar Inscribitur says:

    Should one buy or sell bitcoin in the current market? Which cryptocurrencies are good, and which are bad?

    • The Cominator says:

      Jim is a better source of information on crypto than me by far.

      I don’t own crypto, I own a miner that I sold calls against. As of today I’m down on the miner stock but up on my calls to the extent I’m still up 15% on the stock.

  13. Pseudo-chrysostom says:

    >biden’s first act as ‘official’ president is a senior moment forgetting he was supposed to give his address after swearing in and sitting down instead

    like pottery

    • Mr.P says:

      Please, do you have a link?

      I want to store and treasure the moment for posterity sake.

      (I didn’t watch but did search a few key words and came up empty.)

      • dick@mailinator.com says:

        You should be able to find it from anywhere that has the full video; it’s right after the swearing in, and they’re all just sitting there as the long awkward pause drags on, before someone takes the mic again to call him back up to the stage after he had already been up at the stage.

  14. Guess it’s done and dusted now and all speculation can be set aside. Joe Biden officially the 46th President of the US.

    • Encelad says:

      At least this will end the QAnon larp.

      Just kidding, they will come up with some obscure explanation to why the “Storm” is still imminent.

      • Ace says:

        Doomsday cults tend to have people hang on forever, but their numbers decline as the predictions continue to be wrong.

      • Theshadowedknight says:

        Tim Pool had it on his Twitter. Trust the Plan. “Sleepy” Joe? More like “Sleeper-agent Joe, amirite!” So not only does Q paralyze the right, but now they begin turning them to the Democratic Party’s arms. Fucking amazing. Truly a masterpiece.

        Vox is going on a banning spree now that people are pointing out that he was nuts. That’s not going to turn his blog into more of an echo chamber. The majority of the right wing pundit class are furious with the pardons. Total bitchmade move by Trump, and it finishes him as political player. The midterms would be a bloodbath even without fraud. Fuck, they could ease up on the fixing just for the optics and the GOP is still totally fucked.

        • Catholic Sheepdog says:

          Well, the thing is people need to remember that there were human beings behind Q. Trump could very well have been behind Q in some fashion and still have failed.

          Further, I could also hypothesize that even if Trump was behind Q, that I would distrust it in general because it is not exactly wise to really advertise what you are planning on public. I was listening to BAP one time, and he said that Q wasn’t entirely bad despite the “trust the plan” shit because it redpilled boomers about possibly the true nature of the uniparty and the elites.

          It could also have been possible that Q was an intelligence operation aimed in some way at Trump himself. Perhaps someone in his inner circle ran Q and had Trump convinced that he had enough loyalists to save the republic.

          Regardless, Vox isn’t nuts to hold out hope even till the end that there was some kind of plan. Just give up and don’t hope right?

          There is one thing that boggles my mind still. I read the court cases and the affadavits, and I witnessed the fraud go down right in front of us. Was I really expected to believe all along, that there would be no american patriots with any power in the background capable of stopping the fraud? So I won’t be flaming Vox xD

          • Ace says:

            I was on 4chan when Qanon was created. It was a trolling that turned into a sort of cult/religion. Trump had anything to do with it. The longer it went on, the less rational it became. If anyone’s running it, it’s the left.

            • Ace says:

              Nothing* not anything.

              • Catholic Sheepdog says:

                I remember how it started and while I would generally only look infrequently at 4chan over the last decade I would still be disinclined to merely call it a troll or a LARP in their terms.

                I mean some of it certainly was.

                Did you see the Steinbart stuff where he claimed he was involved in time travel and shit. Pretty funny tbh

        • Pooch says:

          Fuck, they could ease up on the fixing just for the optics and the GOP is still totally fucked.

          The pathetic thing about them is they still think they can win elections after completely alienating their base and the Democrats openly cheating on a massive scale. It’s like this Russian opposition guy waltzing into Moscow as if Putin was just going to allow him to have power as an opposition leader. The rude awakening they are in for in the midterms and beyond is going to be something to behold.

          • Theshadowedknight says:

            What is Navalny’s deal? Is he a true believer or just an opportunist. The convictions for embezzlement say opportunist and grifter, but that could be him getting hit for transferring money to or from the wrong account. Anyone have a good analysis on him I can read?

            • pdimov says:

              I’ve found that usually the answer to “what is X’s deal anyway?” is “he’s an intelligence asset.”

              • Theshadowedknight says:

                Yeah, but if the Russians and Putin could pin that on him it would be to their benefit. Discredit the opposition party for years. It wouldn’t surprise me, but you would think that only a true believer would walk into Moscow thinking he couldn’t be touched. Unless he intended to be arrested for the propaganda value. Not very smart of the USA IC to be playing games with other nations’ elections, but no one has accused them of being bright; they only glow in the dark.

        • Gestahlt says:

          The GOP dug its own grave and Trump dove into it with them. We’re on our own.

        • James Thornton says:

          Vox has gone off the deep end. He refuses to admit he was wrong for peddling qtardery for years, and just keeps digging a deeper hole, banning and ignoring criticism. I’ve lost a lot of respect for him, I used to trust his analysis. Even Owen Benjamin, his friend / business partner, who believes in kooky stuff like flat earth, saw right through the Qtardation, but Vox refuses to acknowledge he was wrong. Vox’s argument roughly seems to be that promoting a falsehood which raises morale is better than accurately analyzing the world.

          The silver lining to qtardery is that it has pruned my information sources, removing credibility from some people that didn’t deserve it.

          • Catholic Sheepdog says:

            I didn’t think Q would come true, because it seemed that if it was Trump would have had much greater success.

            But just because someone did think it was something related to Trump doesn’t mean that I will reject all their analysis about everything.

            I think Martin Luther was an idiot, but his book on the Jews is pretty spot on.

            • clovis says:

              How is it that an idiot theologian wasn’t able to be refuted by any of his contemporaries in Catholic Europe?

              • Mike says:

                Has nothing to do with if it was properly refuted or not and everything to do with the fact that secular leaders, some of them anyway, aligned with its goals. There were a multitude of erudite critiques and Catholic apologetics against Luther at the time. They didn’t matter, because the princes decide what happens in this world.

                • clovis says:

                  @Mike
                  “There were a multitude of erudite critiques and Catholic apologetics against Luther at the time.”

                  Name one.

                • Yes. Luther provided some good excuses for princes to get out from under the Pope’s thumb and grab some monastery owned land. Thing is, the theologians still wanted one big universal (“catholic” means universal in Greek) church, just reformed, not a fragmentation into multiple churches. It was the princes who caused the later.

              • Catholic Sheepdog says:

                Refutation had nothing to do with Luther’s successes. His “Sola Fide” position is quite obviously refuted by scripture itself with a word for word contradiction, and there were quite a number of catholic theologians and saints who pointed that out to him. He then of course decided to remove that book from the canon of the NT until his successors put it back in.

                If a word for word explicit contradiction of Luther’s position elucidated by scripture itself isn’t a refutation, nothing can refute him then in your eyes.

                • clovis says:

                  “Refutation had nothing to do with Luther’s successes. His “Sola Fide” position is quite obviously refuted by scripture itself with a word for word contradiction, and there were quite a number of catholic theologians and saints who pointed that out to him. He then of course decided to remove that book from the canon of the NT until his successors put it back in.”

                  No, it’s far from obvious that “scripture alone” refutes Sola Fide. Luther’s critics typically tried to corner him by getting him to argue that church councils and the Pope could err–this was Eck’s success at his debate with Luther at Leipzig. They were not able to refute him on the basis of Scripture alone, and usually admitted it. And later counter-reformation apologetics tacitly acknowledge this by arguing that Scripture alone is insufficient for doctrine–you also need the unwritten traditions of the apostles, of which, along with Scripture, the magisterium headed by the Pope are the only authorized interpreters. There would be no need to develop this line of argument if Luther and sola fide could be refuted by Scripture alone. But Rome was forced to develop this way of arguing specifically in response to Luther’s challenge.

                  With reference to your second point–you are referring to James, misinterpreting James, and mistakenly claiming that Luther tried to take James out of the canon. Responses to the claim that James refutes sola fide are as old as the Augsburg Confession, and if you aren’t familiar with them, you need to brush up before calling Luther “an idiot.” As for Luther “taking James out of the canon,” this is simply a false claim. He did no such thing, nor did the Lutheran churches after him. He did question the canonicity of the letter, but so did the early church, along with 2 Peter, 2 and 3 John, and Revelation. If all the churches in the first two centuries did not acknowledge those 5 letters as canonical, decrees by Popes and later councils don’t settle the question of the canon, except for people who have already accepted the priority of the pope or councils over Scripture.

                • Catholic Sheepdog says:

                  Your problem is reading comprehension.

                  I didn’t say that scripture alone refutes faith alone. I said that “faith alone” is explicitly contradicted word for word by the letter of St James. It is irrelevant whether or not you hold scripture alone or not, all that matters is that you hold that scripture is true, and that the Letter of St James is true and part of Scripture.

                  Martin Luther admitted this, and this is why he called it an “epistle of straw”. He didn’t liek the fact that he was explicitly word for word contradicted by scripture itself on his primary sola ie: sola fide.

                  His followers to this day have tried to find excuses and interpretations of the letter to avoid this contradiction, but words mean what they mean.

                  I also never said that the Lutheran churches took out the Letter of St James. I said that Luther did – He said it was an epistle of straw and that it cannot be taken at the same standard as the Letters of St Paul – thereby attacking its inspiration and therefore canonicity.

                  The later lutheran churches accept its canonicity but make up various bullshit to avoid the explicit contradiction in the letter.

                • The Cominator says:

                  Even if Luther isn’t perfect on everything the Catholic church since Dictatus Papae has been guilty of the Donatist heresy by its own standards, there is no historical tradition back to Christ or even Constantine of an Ultramonatist papacy and ultramonatism (claiming the church is exempt from all secular discipline, and above the secular rulers besides) is a donatist doctrine. The Catholic Church thus is not supported by either tradition OR sola scriptura and stands condemned by its own standards. The Orthodox church doesn’t have this problem.

                  I’m not even sure what kind of heresy the pope claiming to be essentially the mouthpiece of God is…

                • @TheCominator

                  >since Dictatus Papae has been guilty of the Donatist heresy by its own standards

                  Huh? Donatists said priests who have gravely sinned have no spiritual authority, DP gives a lot of spiritual AND wordly authority to the Pope, indeed the Ultramontanist stuff, deposing Emperors etc. but it has nothing to do with Donatism because it does not say the Pope cannot or does not commit gravely sins.

                  However, Canon Law does say that every priest who openly denies doctrine is considered ipso facto resigned, without this resignation needing a legal form, he just lost the office. So Francis with his pro-homo stuff could be considered resigned and thus not a valid Pope…

                  I am mentioning it because I think that is how all this spiritual authority, even that infallibility stuff should be interpreted. Popes do not have any kind of special protection from sin, and their spiritual authority does not come from somehow being less prone to sin than others. What they are considered to have is some kind of specially inspired knowledge. Which is why it is not sinning but teaching falsehoods is how they would lose their office. You don’t fire the professor for boning a female student, you fire him for claiming the Earth is flat.

                • jim says:

                  The core of the Donatist heresy is that the Emperor, and earthly authorities, should not influence the selection of Bishops.

                  It is all about who gets the apples on that applecart.

                • The Cominator says:

                  I did not say the ultramonatist church incorporates ALL doctrines of the Donatist heresy, just the doctrine exalting the church’s spiritual authority on earth over all other authorities.

                  So yes the RCC is only PARTIALLY Donatist, its not all Donatist.

                  Oh and to show that god or gnon has a sense of humor Gregory’s partisans to justify these extraordinary claims forged a document known as the “DONATION” of Constantine.

                • @TheCominator

                  A bit about this Ultramontanist stuff. OK so there used to be a country called the Roman Empire, it had a monarch, and the Bishop of Rome was subordinate to that monarch and all was well. And of course the bishop of the capitol could be considered a more important priest than all the others.

                  Then this empire fragmented into countries but the Bishop of Rome still claims not only spiritual, but even wordly authority over them. Which is the Ultramontanist problem.

                  But consider that the Roman Empire was not considered something that is simply over. A lot of rulers had tried to resurrect it, think Charlemagne, think Holy Roman Empire, because it was seen as an ideal that all Christians should live in one country. Some kind of uniting all white Christian countries, so effectively reinstalling the Roman Empire has been a dream of a lot of people all over the whole political spectrum. Even the EU is some sort of a bastard offshoot of that. Even Oswald Mosley spent his postwar years advocating for some kind of an EU-like unity…

                  So I guess there is a deeper problem than just Ultramontanism. It is that a lot of people all over the political spectrum are unwilling to accept nationalism.

                • The Cominator says:

                  Well evenl that argument doesn’t even help the legitimacy of the papacy.

                  The Western Capital by the time of Constantine wasn’t Rome it was Mediolanum (modern day Milan, and yes towards the very end the capital moved again to Ravenna) and the bishops of Milan tended to be more powerful from Constantine on then the bishops of Rome until the Empire fell.

                  Nationalism is the limit of scale to mankinds tribal nature… even most theoretically universal religions are very bad at overcoming it. This btw was the point on which Stalin realized that purist communism was very wrong. Islam as bad as it is otherwise seems like the best universal religion for truly overcoming this no other universal religion really does a good job of it all.

                • Catholic Sheepdog says:

                  @Cominator

                  It is funny you mention the Donatist heresy because a great deal of the arguments with respect to them concerned the nature of sacraments being valid, the nature of venial and mortal sin & its effects on ministers, from this the nature of holy orders etc.

                  Much of this is proof that 1,000 years before Luther a great deal of what passes for catholic sacramental theology was present in the tradition. Which in itself is a refutation of Luther, should there be any belief in a Church founded by Christ.

                  From what I have seen here on the blog, is that Jim believes that there was a golden age in the church of england when they kept their women under control and that this lead to great fertility and expansion. There is a truth to this, but at the same time I am inclined to comment as someone who is not protestant that this decline is expected because God didn’t start the protestant church.

                  As a catholic I can read St Augustine on the validity of sacraments and see the exact sacramental theology of the church that it teaches today. The church has had some bad periods, the arian crisis would have broken a church that wasn’t the body of christ imo. The corruption of the church in the 9th and 10th centuries around rome was terrible, and in the time of luther it was shit again.

                  I believe in the resurrection of Christ, and I believe he started a Church to be the foundation of the truth and gave the power to bind and loose to said Church, and that He will be with this Church to the end of time. Even if all seems bleak and the successors of the apostles seem to fail and run away – like in the agony in the garden, nonetheless I will believe in Jesus Promise that the gates of hell will not prevail, no matter how close to victory it seems they have gotten.

                • jim says:

                  > I am inclined to comment as someone who is not protestant that this decline is expected because God didn’t start the protestant church.

                  God did not start the Roman Catholic Church either. The Papacy was a rebellion against Orthodoxy.

                  All Christians should be Orthodox. Orthodox Churches should be national but in communion, and the sovereign should have substantial influence over the selection of Bishops, and on rare and unusual occasions, purge and and appoint them. Russian orthodoxy is the model, and Anglicanism from 1660 to 1832 is also the model.

                  The papacy, not protestantism, was the first big rebellion, and the protestants were right to rebel against the Pope coveting what was Caesar’s

                  Anglicanism from 1660 to 1832 (and theoretically to the present) had the sovereign as head of the Church. This is a bad idea. Solomon rightly killed one chief priest and rightly appointed another, but thereafter, for as long as monarchy of Israel ruled in Jerusalem, chief priests were succeeded by a son or close kin of the previous chief priest, with the Sovereign strongly influencing the religion, but not outright directing it.

                  The book of proverbs was issued, and from time to time reissued, by the court of the King. This parallels the development of Anglican book of common prayer and book of homilies – direct monarchical influence over the interpretation and application of the unchanging doctrine of the Church.

                • Dave says:

                  “Islam as bad as it is otherwise seems like the best universal religion for truly overcoming [nationalism]”

                  Islam cannot even overcome tribalism. One white guy converted to Islam and moved to Egypt to learn more about it. There he discovered that everyone belongs to a certain sub-sub-sub-sub-branch of Islam that just happens to have one of his cousins as its chief religious authority.

                • clovis says:

                  @catholic sheepdog

                  You claimed Martin Luther is an idiot, or you think he is. I think John Calvin is a heretic, but even with my very limited reading of Calvin, I know he’s not an idiot. Likewise Robert Bellarmine, though a heretic, was not an idiot. A lot of calumnies were levelled at Luther in his day by followers of the Pope, but “idiot” typically wasn’t one of them. The only Catholics who say things like that today are fundamentally unserious, uneducated internet “trad Caths.” You trot out James like this argument hasn’t been heard and answered 500 years ago, but you aren’t even familiar with the answers. Your contempt for Luther’s intellect does no damage to Luther but reveals a lot about you to anyone who has actually studied these things even superficially.

                • Catholic Sheepdog says:

                  @clovis

                  I meant that Luther was an idiot in the sense that he is catastrophically wrong about most things. One can indeed be quite intelligent and indeed knowledgeable and yet end up wrong.

                  I am well aware of the mountains of ink having been used to generate arguments for or against Luther.

                  Regardless, Luthers proposition “Sola Fide” really is refuted by the letter of St James explicitly.

                  I have no real desire to go into an indepth discussion on the theology of santifying vs actual grace, the gifts and fruits of the holy spirit, the infusion of virtues both theological and cardinal, and what it really means to have the indwelling of the Holy Trinity within you and what that does in your soul and whether or not the orthodox idea of divinisation is really different from what the catholic calls the indwelling of the Holy Trinity.

                  @jim

                  I would consider your idea that orthodoxy is superior to protestantism as self-evident since I would argue that the catholic and orthodox churches are the same church except that the two sides are in schism with each other. They both trace their lineage back to apostolic times and have wide ranging agreement on almost everything and the things they disagree on are often far too complex for most people.

                  I could never turn around and say to an orthodox christian that their church wasn’t started by Jesus Christ and that it wasn’t apostolic. It clearly is. I can say that the patriarch michael of constantinople in 1054 was wrong to start a schism.

                  For me the 2 argument that clinches is as follows.

                  1. Since both churches hold that ecumenical councils of bishops are indeed infallible the fact that the eastern bishops signed the council documents in Florence that ends their claim to be theologically correct.

                  2. Since every previous schism before 1054, it was obvious that Rome was correct for whatever reason I do not have grounds to accept the eastern claim that *this* time they are in the right.

                  In my opinion the real reason why union never occurred permanently was due to the many sins committed by both sides against each other.

                • jim says:

                  > I can say that the patriarch michael of constantinople in 1054 was wrong to start a schism.

                  Nuts.

                  Your history is bunkum.

                  The Schism started when Humbert of Silva Candida entered Constantinople’s cathedral, Hagia Sophia, and excommunicated the clergy of Constantinople root and branch, starting with Michael, patriarch of Constantinople.

                  Michael did not schism. Rome schismed.

                  The Church of Rome, in pursuit of earthly power, coveting that which is Caesar’s, excommunicated the Church and clergy of Constantinople. The Church of Constantinople did not excommunicate the Church of Rome.

                  The great obstacle to Christian unity that led to the protestant rebellion was the Roman Catholic’s pursuit of earthly power, which got up the noses of Kings, starting with the Normans.

                  In the conflict between the Bishop of Rome and the Patriarch of Constantinople, the Patriarch was trying to steal Churches, and the Bishop of Rome trying to steal Kingdoms.

                  The Patriarch of Constantinople wanted his people conducting rites and giving sermons. The Bishop of Rome wanted his people telling armies where they should fight.

                  The proximate cause of the disagreement was Rome’s war with the Normans.

                  Well, when there is a war going, it is unsurprising that Ukrainian Orthodoxy has disagreements with Russian orthodoxy, but they manage to remain Orthodox for all that, because that is Caesar’s business.

                  Martin Luther got backing from the princes, because the Bishop of Rome was applying religious authority in foreign countries to overthrow the sovereigns of those countries.

                  If you want one universal Church, it cannot be so universal that it gets involved in this stuff. And so the sovereign has to have substantial influence over the appointment of Bishops of the state church, resulting in a different flavor of Orthodoxy for each genuinely sovereign nation.

                • Catholic Sheepdog says:

                  @Jim

                  First I would agree with you that the act which finalised the schism was of Humbert. However, this excommunication didn’t just drop out of the heavens on a pure-hearted, blameless & non-schismatic Patriarch in Constantinople.

                  The reality is that Caeularius was the cause of the quarrel and when he removed the Popes name from the Diptychs in 1042, this act itself would have been seen as almost as serious & every bit as insulting as Humberts excommunication and Caerularius’s reactionary excommunication.

                  Ask a catholic priest if you know one, what would happen if he were to refuse to name Pope Francis after the “una cum” in the mass. If a priest would persist after warning he will be excommunicated. This actually happened recently in the US.

                  From the point of view of liturgical and canon law, an excommunication of the Patriarch as early as a few months after he had removed the pope’s name from the Dipytchs would have been entirely justified.

                  Of course as you are not a catholic or an orthodox christian I can’t assume that you are knowledgeable about liturgical and canon law especially at the time of that schism. Perhaps such laws are not important to you as a protestant, but since you seem to at least have a high respect for orthodoxy I would ask you to consider such laws as having a higher significance that perhaps you have considered previously.

                  This removal of the pope’s name from the Dipytchs wasn’t the only thing that the patriarch had been up to either. He and his associates were calling the latins heretics etc etc.

                  So no I don’t agree that Humbert’s action was entirely unjustified or that blaming Caerularius for the schism is as you put it “NUTS”. Within the context of the universal church at that time, and with a consideration of liturgical and canon law, the blame for the schism is entirely at the feet at the patriarch.

                  The blame that I would put on Humbert is that he wasn’t wise enough to solve the crisis created by the patriarch. I blame Humbert for failure in peacemaking, but Caerularius for the schism.

                  Lest you think I am one of those with rose coloured glasses, I blame the crusaders who sacked Constantinople for making it impossible to this day to have a reunion of the east & west.

                  With respect to the second point I must confess to not being an expert on the wars over the south of Italy with the Normans and the political situation at the time. But wasn’t it the case that the Byzantine Emperor and the Pope were in agreement that something had to be done against the Normans and the emperor had even asked the Pope for help?

                  The serious political disagreements that inhibited reunion came later with one example noted above (even though of course the seeds of such problems were always there), but as far as I can recall at that time the Byzantine Emperor and the Pope had good relations.

                  As for the rest of your reply, I don’t think I have reflected as much as you have on the tension between Caesar and God, and the famous verse concerning that which ought to be rendered to Caesar and that which ought to be rendered to God. I would also say that my knowledge of the investiture controversy is very basic and I would retreat from talking about that which I have not studied nor spent time to understand. So please don’t think I ignore that part of your reply.

                  I do however, have a question for you.

                  At times reading your comments I get the sense that your reason for being Christian is that to save your country from the “holiness spiral” of the left you need to supplant this leftism with a non-pozzed Christianity. Of course I agree with the idea, that one should smash the left and have a state Christian religion, and that having a good Church and a good Caesar will go a long long way to solving a lot of issues. Nonetheless I can’t shake the sense that your main reason for being a Christian is fundamentally a natural one.

                  However, at other times I also have gotten the sense that your reason for being Christian is that you believe in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and that you believe Him to be the Son of the Father.

                  Therefore, I would like to ask you how you would interpret what I am about to say about my own faith.

                  I believe in Jesus Christ, because He is God and He rose from the dead. I believe I should be a patriot because love of my country is a virtue and requirement of justice towards my neighbors. However, ultimately Jesus comes first, and that I should obey God before I obey any other man even Caesar and I expect Caesar to obey God.

                  Regards.

                • jim says:

                  > First I would agree with you that the act which finalised the schism was of Humbert. However, this excommunication didn’t just drop out of the heavens on a pure-hearted, blameless & non-schismatic Patriarch in Constantinople.

                  The Patriarch of Constatinople did all manner of bad things, and the Bishops of Rome did all manner of bad things.

                  But the bad things the Patriarch of Constantinople did were aimed a stealing Churches and getting his friends jobs giving sermons and conducting rituals, whereas the bad things Bishops of Rome did were aimed at stealing Kingdoms and conquering lands, and this was causing the same problems as it continued to cause all the way to the sack of Rome.

                  The fundamental problem was and is that Rome coveted what was Caesar’s. And this continued to cause trouble, most spectacularly the protestant reformation, and continues to cause trouble today.

                  The fundamental heresy of Rome was and is Donatism.

                  As I said, in order for orthodoxy to be a state religion, and in order for it to be one religion in several states, the sovereign of a particular land needs to have a great deal of influence over who gets to be Bishop in that land.

                  Donatism is, in practice, in contradiction to Paul’s command to obey the sovereign. A Donatist priesthood always winds up trying to overthrow a sovereign in favor of some foreign sovereign, which is what caused the princes to protect Luther.

                  > I believe in Jesus Christ, because He is God and He rose from the dead.

                  Do you now?

                  And which Jesus Christ is that? Give me the affirmation.

                  > I believe I should be a patriot because love of my country is a virtue and requirement of justice towards my neighbors. However, ultimately Jesus comes first, and that I should obey God before I obey any other man even Caesar and I expect Caesar to obey God.

                  The problem is that this is apt to be a rationale for the priest coveting that which is Caesar’s. Which was a massive problem leading to rivers of blood from the time of great schism to the sack of Rome.

                  By their fruits you will know them, and the fruits of papal supremacy were rivers of blood, that never diminished until they washed over Rome itself.

                  The Pope was not at war with kingdoms because they were protestant. Rather, Catholic Kingdoms turned protestant because he was at war with their Kings. It was not a protestant King that sacked Rome.

                • clovis says:

                  @catholic sheepdog

                  “I have no real desire to go into an indepth discussion on the theology of santifying vs actual grace, the gifts and fruits of the holy spirit, the infusion of virtues both theological and cardinal… and what the catholic calls the indwelling of the Holy Trinity.”

                  I’d agree with you that this wouldn’t be the place and would probably be a waste of your time. But as you recognize, and catholic theology recognizes, that the word “grace” in the New Testament has multiple senses–it can mean the favor of God, and it can also mean the gift of God that follows His favor–so you should recognize that the word “justify” and its has multiple senses in Scripture. Sometimes it refers to justification before God, as in Romans 3: “For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law.” At other times it refers to justification or vindication before other people, as in Luke 16:15. When James says that Abraham is “justified by works and not by faith alone,” he goes on to say, “In the same way was not also Rahab the harlot justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out another way? For as the body without the apart from the spirit is dead, so faith apart from works is dead.” The point James is making is not that works merit righteousness before God, but that a faith without works “is dead.” Nevertheless the New Testament makes clear over and over again that righteousness and justification before God are not received by working and doing, and thus by “law,” but as a promise, and therefore by faith. “What then shall we say about Abraham…If Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. What does the Scripture say? ‘Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him for righteousness.’ Now to the one who works, his wages are not reckoned as a gift, but as his due. And to the one who does not work, but trusts him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is reckoned as righteousness. So also David pronounces blessing upon the one to whom God reckons rightoeusness apart from works: ‘Blessed are those whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not reckon his sin.'” (Rom. 4:1-8)

                  Paul writes this way in many, many places, and a prooftext from James by no means undoes the justification by faith alone. James certainly refutes the idea that one can be justified before God by faith without also being justified before men by good works. But that is a text that speaks much more loudly against the Roman clergy for the last five hundred years than it does against Lutherans.

                • The Cominator says:

                  You are overcomplicating the real cause of the dispute, the bishop of Rome claimed insane powers that the bishop of Rome NEVER traditionally had (in fact bishops of Rome had been tried and legally deposed before, Belisarius deposed one for collobaration with the OstroGoths) and which of course none of the other patriarchs nor the Emperor in Constantinople were ever going to accept. Not even theoretically Catholic monarchs could ever really accept them in practice.

                  If the bishop of Rome had issued dictatus papae in the time of Constantine he would have either been deposed and executed (as a Donatist heretic among other things) or deposed and locked up as a madman.

                • Catholic Sheepdog says:

                  @Jim — You say

                  “The core of the Donatist heresy is that the Emperor, and earthly authorities, should not influence the selection of Bishops.

                  It is all about who gets the apples on that applecart.”

                  I must admit that I don’t agree with this assertion. Donatism has much more to do with what you would call a “holiness spiral”. The donatists refused to have communion with those who they called “Traditors” who didn’t stand tall against Diocletian.

                  The Donatist problem in the eyes of the Church at that time was a denial of the sacramental theology of Holy Orders, a denial of the efficacy of penance, and to be quite frank hypocrisy as Augustine would point out that Donatists would be convicted of drunkenness etc.

                  However, let’s say I to grant to you that the “core” of the Donatist heresy was indeed mainly about who gets to appoint the Bishops and that earthly authorities should not influence the selection of Priests & Bishops.

                  This was not the aspect under which the Donatists were condemned and fought against.

                  As such, a Catholic or an Orthodox Christian either, could not assert that refusal of Caesar’s influence over the selection of Bishops was condemned by the condemnation of Donatism.

                  ——

                  Further, you say

                  “Donatism is, in practice, in contradiction to Paul’s command to obey the sovereign.”

                  What is your exegesis of Acts 5:29?

                  Clearly there is a tension between this verse and Romans 13. This tension is right there in the Gospels with the quote I have already mentioned above. “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s”.

                  ——

                  Further, you say

                  “whereas the bad things Bishops of Rome did were aimed at stealing Kingdoms and conquering lands,”

                  This wasn’t all. At this time, the church had major problems with simony and nepotism. Lots of rich and powerful families in Italy were vying for control over the papacy with the various “Caesars” at the time.

                  What is your opinion of nepotism and simony with respect to the offices of the Church?

                  —–

                  Further, you say

                  “The fundamental problem was and is that Rome coveted what was Caesar’s”

                  I disagree. I think the fundamental problem is that Caesar always covets what is Gods. When the Church has power and is respected in earthly affairs the rich and powerful and Caesar will covet this power. This is what leads to the practices of simony and nepotism. These are sins that Caerularius was up to as well.

                  Your idea that Orthodoxy will only work as a state religion if Caesar has control over who sits on what See, is an interesting political philosophy. How often in practice have we had good Christian kings and clergy at the same time in history? I mean I don’t consider your “golden age” in england to be relevant in this matter, because anglicans are heretics. Strictly speaking they can’t even be seen as a church because they have lost holy orders and as such are no longer apostolic. The Orthodox have the same view as the Catholics in this matter.

                  —–

                  Further, you say

                  “The problem is that this is apt to be a rationale for the priest coveting that which is Caesar’s”

                  Funny you should say that. I am not a US citizen but if I were I would have voted for Trump. Further, Joe Biden is ipso facto excommunicated and Pope Francis is a worse pope than the popes at the height of the problems in the papacy, in the 1000’s when simony and nepotism reigned and again in the years before and just after the reformation.

                  The thing is, it is clear that both of us resolve the tension in the verse “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s” in different ways.

                  ——

                  As regards Cominator mentioning Belisarius. Relevant to papal supremacy.

                  Why was Theodoret so concerned with getting her man onto the papacy to re-appoint her favoured patriarch who was condemned and deposed if the pope had no such authority to do so?

                  I am more than willing to agree that popes in the past were bad and did things that they shouldn’t and that they tried to get powers in earthly affairs that they shouldn’t be trying to get. However, the evidence is that the popes did have powers over the universal church because if they didn’t many things that happened make no sense.

                  If the pope had no authority over the other bishops, Theodoret would not have tried to get her man into the See.

                  In the schism of Photius, when Ignatius was deposed by the emperor, both sides sent letters of appeal to Rome, and the Schism started when the Pope ruled for Ignatius. Makes no sense to appeal to papal authority if he had none.

                  ——

                  As for affirmation

                  Jesus Christ is Lord. Born in Bethlehem, died in Jerusalem, and is, is from before the beginning of the world. Wholly man and wholly God, God is three and God is one.

                  @clovis- maybe tomorrow

                • jim says:

                  > > “The problem is that this is apt to be a rationale for the priest coveting that which is Caesar’s”

                  > The thing is, it is clear that both of us resolve the tension in the verse “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s and to God that which is God’s” in different ways.

                  If the religion is the state religion of a Kingdom, and the Pope is summoning armies hostile to that Kingdom, obviously not rendering unto Caesar.

                  Pope Leo, like his predecessors, was appointed by the emperor of the west, while the Patriarch of Constantinople, was appointed by the Emperor of the East. And then the emperor of the west moved back to Germany, and we see the Pope commanding armies in the field, leading Roman Catholics against Roman Catholics.

                  And then we get the great schism, shortly followed by a Pope appointed in defiance of the “Roman” emperor of the west, shortly followed by the forgery of the Donation of Constantine. (It was forged earlier, but it was only made official after the western empire retreated from Italy)

                  This stuff is a totally unambiguous violation of rendering unto Caesar.

                  The great schism immediately followed the Pope exercising extensive Kingly power in Italy. If that power had been exercised by a Germanic noble or Norman Kinglet, there would have been no schism.

                  As long as the Bishop of Rome and the Patriarch of Constantinople were appointed by their separate sovereigns, no problem, there was one Church with the united Church doing a great deal to preserve comity between their separate and frequently conflicting sovereigns.

                  As soon as the Bishop of Rome becomes a sovereign, big problem.

                  The great schism, and the subsequent heresies about the earthly power of Popes, were a direct and immediate consequence of the Pope stepping into the power vacuum created by the retreat of the “Roman” emperor from Rome.

                • The Cominator says:

                  “As regards Cominator mentioning Belisarius. Relevant to papal supremacy.

                  Why was Theodoret so concerned with getting her man onto the papacy to re-appoint her favoured patriarch who was condemned and deposed if the pope had no such authority to do so?”

                  Not the point the point was the bishop of Rome was put on trial and legally deposed by representatives of the true head of Christendom at that time, the Emperor in Constantinople.

                • Catholic Sheepdog says:

                  @Jim

                  I would like to reply to your last, but I don’t want to misunderstand your position.

                  Could you elaborate on your understanding of the Photian schism after the deposition of Patriarch Ignatius due to Ignatius refusing communion to Bardas on the feast of the epiphany?

                  Was the pope wrong to defend the deposed Ignatius?

            • James Thornton says:

              I agree, but where once I would give him the benefit of the doubt when I didn’t understand or agree with something he said, I now will not.

              I’m trying to follow Jim’s advice (and general good practice) to rely more on primary sources instead of interpretations of interpretations of interpretations. For example I’m now reading “The Life and Curious Adventures of Peter Williamson”, an autobiographical account of a Scottish slave in America in the 1700s. Also The Gulag Archipelago, to get a feel for what’s coming.

              Just curious, why do you think Luther was an idiot? I have no opinion, don’t know much about him other than the standard high school stuff.

              • Catholic Sheepdog says:

                I meant to reply earlier.

                For me, I think he is an idiot for spending years trying to put a square peg into a triangle shaped hole.

                Sola Fide “Faith Alone” is explicitly contradicted by Scripture and as such no matter the tomes written to escape this contradiction , the Lutheran position “man is saved by faith alone” is quite simply wrong. Scripture explicitly says “not by faith alone”. A more explicit contradiction of Lutherans position cannot be stated.

                That’s why.

          • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

            Promoting unfalsifiable ideas that raise morale can be a good thing. The closer those unfalsifiable ideas get to outright unbelievable falsehood, the more destructive they become, with progressives showing us the terminal end of that journey.

            It’s always sad to see people “losing it”, but that is after all one of the laws of Gnon, and certainly the most important law of capitalism, that generally something must be destroyed in order to free up resources for new and better competitors. I don’t know how long it will take, or how bad things will get in the meantime, but there will be others – new movements, new leaders, hopefully better ones.

            • jim says:

              That our military is competent, effective, and has the spiritual strength to resist political correctness that makes it incompetent and ineffective is a false hope that is falsifiable, and when Trump ceased to be president, that hope was falsified.

              If the military was able and willing to defend military technology against political correctness, it would be able and willing to defend Trump against political correctness.

              Time is running out for SpaceX. On the other hand, an internet in space is an asset that is not easily seized by an earth based power, which might get Musk time enough to get asteroid mining in space going, which might get him time enough to get interplanetary settlement going. But it will be tight.

              • Eumenes says:

                Elon Musk will utilize his net worth to surmount whatever nonsense the Cathedral throws at him. Biden’s Green New Deal will create more artificial demand for his electric car scam.

                The genius of Tesla is in how Musk has figured out how to convert holiness into money, more specifically holiness into luxury. Tesla cars are cheap unreliable poorly-built plastic economy cars with a big screen and tons of gimmicks, yet Musk sells them at high-end luxury car prices.

                If Musk is smart enough to convert holiness into him becoming the richest man in the world, I think he will be smart enough to use his funds to ensure SpaceX succeeds.

              • Lord says:

                Space travel is a meme. Only redditors believe in it. NASA knows damn well that there’s really nowhere to go with it but they and other geek heroes like Science Nigger need their toy bucks so they play along, even shove in Shaniquas.

                • jim says:

                  Musk is going places. If he does not make it, it will be because he was stopped, not because there is any inherent barrier to elites putting a safer distance between themselves and other elites.

                • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

                  The stuff of complex civilization is energy, and hence, space travel, and many more undreamt things besides, is more than viable with the help of Our Friend, The Atom.

                  Not coincidentally, this herald of the new age was strangled in the crib, and civilization will remain treading water at best, unable to advance to new heights before cyclical collapses, unless and until it is rejoined.

  15. f6187 says:

    The U.S. military is in fine shape. No diversity hires anywhere in sight out on the marsh this morning:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5l9ZxsG9M

    • James says:

      I think you linked the wrong youtube video/stream.

      That said, there aren’t many diversity hires in actual combat positions. It’s almost entirely white men of germano-celtic extraction.

      • f6187 says:

        “I think you linked the wrong youtube video/stream.”

        It’s the same live stream that R7 linked yesterday. It’s nothing but gray at the moment, so maybe everything blew up and they don’t want to show it.

  16. Ace says:

    Hey Rocket, here’s your pictures you wanted:

    https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/us-navy-destroyer-uss-fitzgerald-crash-how-could-it-happen/3906860.html

    https://gizmodo.com/report-on-2017-destroyer-crash-prompts-navy-to-ditch-to-1837150917

    It’s got all the pictures you could want. But the real details of both crashes are in the accident report which you should read if you the ability to read, which isn’t entirely clear. People fuck up in the military. That’s normal. However these fuck ups were systematic in nature due to the people are running and continue to have run the ships. The Military is in serious decline and once they purge the right from it there isn’t going to be anything left.

    Secondly, if you believed an enemy agent like Lin Wood and a hysterical woman like Sidney Powell, that’s on you. You the giver of Red Pill shill tests should know better than to believe a hysterical women. There’s a reason the Trump campaign disassociated themselves from Sidney.

    The fundamental flaw with Trump and this election is that Trump was neither Priest nor Warrior so he get fucked by the America elite class and we his supporters will now pay the price for supporting a Merchant. That’s how political revolts work when they fail. We’d likely be exactly the same place today with or without Trump, but we had a few good years of good economics before they lowered the boom. The Military was fucked and getting more fucked under Obama and Trump was unable to anything more than barely slow the decline.

    The other hard Truth is Jim isn’t a Priest or a Warrior, he’s an engineer and a teacher. He couldn’t correctly evaluate that Trump wasn’t the guy because he’s not from the right class to do so. Moldbug got it right because he’s a priest and he can look at someone from that perspective.

    • R7 Rocket says:

      @Ace
      How about you get a real job that puts callouses on your hands, then preach that we don’t need the standard of “photos and video, or it didn’t happen.”

      • Ace says:

        What you unable to see pictures now too? I posted links to them. Is that too complicated for you? Maybe you should ask your sheboon boss to show you how to use a hyperlink.

        What the fuck is your problem Rocket? I used to like you. Your talk of the Star Prophet Elon impressed me and helped make me a fan of SpaceX. You’re acting like a woman on the rag the moment people start pointing that the the military talks like a fag and it’s shit is all retarded.

        BTW, I have calluses on my hands from doing my own yard work, my own painting, and my own electrical work. One the things I did after starting read neo-reactionary blogs was I bought my own house instead of living in apartments where such things are done by others.

        • R7 Rocket says:

          @Ace
          You go out and decide to make an opinion on something (nukes) that you have no goddamn clue on, and then double down on your ignorance.

          • Ace says:

            @R7 Cucklet

            You don’t appear to know how Thermonuclear warheads work. Explain how Fission weapons boosted by Tritium in order to reach the necessary temperature and pressure to induce fusion work with only a half charge or less of the designed for tritium.

            • R7 Rocket says:

              @Ace

              You don’t even know what I was saying when I was talking about 5 half lives. You don’t know a goddamned thing about nuclear technology. But here you are, doubling down on your stupidity,

              • Ace says:

                I’m not sure anyone knows what your babbling about at this point. You appear to think that US thermonuclear weapons don’t need tritium to work and instead of making yourself clear on the issue when someone asks, you reply with insults and Voxday style secret king remarks.

                Frankly I think Jim should put you on moderation. You’re not adding anything to the conversion.

                • Joe says:

                  You should either answer R7 Rocket’s (originally Shaman’s) redpill on women questions or recite the articles of faith before asking for someone to be put on moderation. I have done both.

                  https://blog.reaction.la/war/now-we-are-in-trouble/#comment-2694889

                  https://blog.reaction.la/war/now-we-are-in-trouble/#comment-2696287

                • Ace says:

                  Joe, Rocket’s lost his god damn mind and isn’t making any sense. This is a rough time for everyone.

                  I’ve passed the Red Pill test many times and did so when R7 requested it. I’ve spent my whole life speaking thought crimes before I even I learned from Moldbug what a though crime was.

                  Here I’ll commit another thought crime: Most women beaten by their husbands/lovers want to be beaten by them, not because the enjoy pain but because they crave male dominance.

                  I observed this first hand at the tender age of 12 when I was at a friends home. Later I had a girlfriend who did everything possible to get me to strike her, after she had talked about all her previous boy friends beating her but in way that never indicated she disliked it. When I declined to do so and dumped her, she told everyone I hit her. Women crave dominance and if you don’t give it to them… you will likely to end up being accused of the crime they wanted you to commit. I almost lost my job and I lost my entire social circle over that.

                  Why would I recite the articles of faith? I make no claim to be a Christen.

                • Joe says:

                  This is a rough time for everyone.

                  Not for the followers of Jesus Christ it isn’t. Accepting Jesus Christ as Lord means that I can skip the five stages of grief and get to work because no matter what happens I am already saved.

                  God commands us:

                  Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the stars, and subdue them

                  Nothing that has happened changes this.

                • Ace says:

                  >Not for the followers of Jesus Christ it isn’t.

                  Tell it to my extended family, who are all Christens though not very Red Pilled. They are very down today.

                  Antifa/BLM will begin burning Churches probably starting tonight. Churches are going to need 24/7 security but Christens don’t seem to realize the score, yet.

                  Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the stars, and subdue them

                  Amen.

                • James says:

                  You know, I’m getting jealous of all these people not taking up opportunities to pass the redpill test. I haven’t been questioned even once.

              • Joe says:

                @R7 Rocket

                What religion are you?

    • Pooch says:

      We’d likely be exactly the same place today with or without Trump, but we had a few good years of good economics before they lowered the boom.

      I’ll take the whitepill and say we are in a better spot. Even if he was doomed to fail, Trump was a bright light on the entire system and showed us the whole stinking thing is corrupt to the core and we no longer live in a functioning Republic. It is obvious we are in a One-Party total state now, which may not have been so obvious if Hillary won. Trump accelerated us to the singularity, which like Jim says, the earlier it comes the better.

      • Pooch says:

        Moldbug seems to think too that transitioning to the glaringly obvious total state phase is a good thing because it means the end phase now becomes within view.

        • R7 Rocket says:

          @Pooch

          Moldbug’s prediction that America would go into its own Brezhnev-like stage was spot on.

          • The Cominator says:

            America already had a Brezhnev (corrupt stupid oligarchy government out for all it could steal) phase under Dubya and Obama but it didn’t lead to declining leftism because peak leftism was never halted with extreme violence the way it was under Stalin.

            We’re likely to get a further Brezhnev phase with increasing leftism the way we got under late Dubya and Obama. Biden is not going to be our Stalin and Brezhnev at the same time…

            • Pooch says:

              Yeah that was the confusing part for me about Yarvin’s recent writing. Are we pre or post Russian Revolution? There are aspects of both.

              • The Cominator says:

                The ruling crooked left (the Biden’s left) is likely to increase unemployment massively but it probably won’t hurt rich people and speculators very much.

                This will tend to strengthen the popularity of the radical left (given that the right is not a viable vehicle of opposition to the corrupt oligarchy)… the radical left also has greater capability to rig elections on the ground.

                So most likely pre… but it will take a bit of time for the radical left to win.

              • Ace says:

                We appear to be in Brezhnev stage of American Progressivism, with Trump just finishing out as the American Gracchi brothers, with the Bolsheviks Revolution right around the corner. History never exactly repeats, but historical forces do.

                If we’re luckily the Bolsheviks will be strangled in their cribs but I doubt we’re lucky. We’ve had nothing but bad luck for a long time now.

        • Ace says:

          The end phase now appears to be a Communist Revolution + genocide. I’m not sure Moldbug ever predicted that.

          • Pooch says:

            Yeah he’s not saying anything about genocide yet, maybe because of thoughtcrime.

            • Ace says:

              I’m not sure why it’s be a thought crime. Leftist on reddit talk almost openly about it everyday now. Things would be wonderful if whiteness and whites are eliminated is their basic message.

              • Pooch says:

                He did mention he would flee to Israel but only if he was forced too. Yarvin is so meandering now, maybe he has mentioned somewhere. I haven’t read every piece.

    • Pooch says:

      Secondly, if you believed an enemy agent like Lin Wood and a hysterical woman like Sidney Powell, that’s on you. You the giver of Red Pill shill tests should know better than to believe a hysterical women. There’s a reason the Trump campaign disassociated themselves from Sidney.

      I bought into some of their bullshit early on I will admit (Vox Day too). They seemed like competent people before all this and spoke with confidence. I’m not going to say videos or it didn’t happen like R7, but dumb shit like servers being confiscated absolutely need to be verified by credible sources. In the future, the consequences of believing and acting on retarded intel like that could get you sent to the gulag.

      • Ace says:

        We all wanted to believe that Trump had a plan with a non normality bias basis, which we shouldn’t have because Trump generally road the waves of Chaos, rather than working from plans. Hopium is becoming an increasingly dangerous drug as things fall apart.

    • A teacher and a priest are the same thing. “With classes three God filled the world; As best as best can be; One class must teach, another feed, The third ’gainst wicked lads must strive.” (Erasmus Alberus, 16thc.) sauce: https://carlsbad1819.wordpress.com/2018/07/09/temptations-of-right-wing-socialism/

      • Ace says:

        I’m probably using the wrong dichotomy. I see Jim like Aristotle and Moldbug more like Plato. Moldbug/Plato created religious belief system along with telling truths. Jim/Aristotle created systems for understanding reality and created few if any new religious systems. That’s truth telling over religion building, which is sort of Ironic because Jim has been trying to restart a largely dead religion. It doesn’t work because religions are built on lies designed to create good outcomes and Jim doesn’t seem inclined to lie to us(Alf’s objections are noted).

    • Gestahlt says:

      Moldbug isn’t a priest. He is a tradesman (programmer) and scribe. Both are third varna, not first.

      • jim says:

        Moldbug is, or rather was, both a priest and engineer. Jesus was a priest and a carpenter. But Yarvin has chickened out of priesting since Moldbug became namefag Yarvin.

        It is prophet time, and prophets have a short life expectancy.

        We had a few paladins, warrior priests, but they have been purged from the military, and to the best of my knowledge, are not very good at priesting, because it is time for systems analysis, not war, and systems analysis is what engineers tend to be good at, and warriors poor at, except for Xenophon, who was a warrior economist.

        Likely it will be time for war in five years or so.

        • alf says:

          Prophets have a short life expectancy? Well maybe Jesus, but all the ones in the ot seem to have lived until very old age, with many children. If we are prophets of Gnon, I think we’d much prefer the latter kind of propheting.

          • Gary says:

            [*deleted for sacrilege and socinianism]

            • jim says:

              Jonathan Clark, in “English Society 1688-1832: Ideology, Social Structure and Political Practice during the Ancien Regime” presents overwhelming evidence that it was Socinian entryists against Christianity that caused the fall of the Ancien regime in or around 1832.

              Socinian entryists against Christianity are still at work, which dispute today manifests as the King James dispute, the dispute over the King James Bible versus some more recent, and more politically correct, bibles.

              Somehow there is a striking correlation between a bible reading “marriageable age” into the Old Testament, reading Sacramental Marriage out of the New Testament, and reading the pre existence of Jesus Christ from before the beginning of the world out of the New Testament.

              Somehow, all over the place, we see bibles that are not trinitarian. And when we see a bible that is not trinitarian, we see amazingly politically correct Hebrews in the Old Testament.

              • seshonald says:

                What is it about the trinity specifically that these demonic freaks hate so much?

                • Eumenes says:

                  Hatred of the Trinity manifests itself in condescension. Those who hate God mock the theology of those who love God.

                  In the thread below on Stephen Colbert’s video, Colbert compares the Trinity to a fidget spinner, and uses his analogy to mock Christians who point out that the analogy is heretical, more specifically Modalist.

                  The heretics view themselves as achieving virtue through knowledge. Socinians, Arians, Modalists, Gnostics and Universalists pride themselves through knowledge, not through repentance and prayer. Heresy is virtue without the difficult task of pursuing virtue.

    • Bilge_Pump says:

      Let me tell you about an experience I had with the military. Not sure how else to say this, but recruiters and enlisters expect you to lie about your entire life history. Summoned to court for a missing headlight 7 years ago? Don’t mention it when they ask you to. Had multiple surgeries, some of which could very well compromise your ability to fight? Don’t mention them.

      Ofc if you lie about anything during the enlistment process, the FBI / CIA has dirt on you that they can use against you at any time if they feel the need. The military DEPENDS on corruption and lying.

  17. qwerty says:

    https://www.npr.org/sections/biden-transition-updates/2021/01/19/958291157/in-historic-first-biden-to-nominate-transgender-doctor-as-assistant-health-secre

    >President-elect Joe Biden is nominating Pennsylvania health expert Dr. Rachel Levine to be assistant secretary for health in the department of Health and Human Services, in a move that could make Levine the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation.

    Ever stop and think about what our ancestors will think of us and our time? If we have any ancestors that is.

    • Ace says:

      I have a feeling the shit we’ll see before this is over America will be remember for 10,000 years as a warning of the sort of insanity that awaits a civilization when one mocks GNON will.

      This adds strength to Jim’s idea that the COVID deaths are largely human sacrifices. This Demon in woman’s clothing murdered thousands of people as a blood offering to it’s Demonic Gods.

    • Javier says:

      Even Biden isn’t this dumb. No one is in charge, get ready for buearacratic chaos.

    • Pooch says:

      What a time to be alive.

    • Bilge_Pump says:

      My theory is that transgenders are the eunuchs of progressivism. There is an important distinction to make though; m2f (male to female) transgenders will call you a bigot for refusing to have sex with them.

  18. Ace says:

    Jim, any chance some of the Red states might survive? I’ve been talking to my extended family about a relocation destination when/if the preverbal hits the fan but they’re highly reluctant to even think about about anything outside the country. Texas seems large and industrialized enough to act as it’s own nation if needs be.

    • Pooch says:

      If there’s any chance of an Amerikaner nation to emerge, there is one that seems obvious in red. They even have their own state religion. That’s where I’m going to be when the shit hits.

      https://i.imgur.com/qcyqT0S.jpg

      • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

        To which state are you referring? Utah would presumably stand out as the one “with their own state religion”, but in this picture it is colored gray, not red.

    • notglowing says:

      Texas is well on its way to becoming a blue state.

      It all means absolutely nothing as long as there is uncontrolled immigration and soon all of the illegal immigrants will be made citizens, and the measures to contain illegal and legal immigration will dissipate.

      All of the southern states are at the biggest risk of being invaded by immigrants.
      If anything, even Canada has a better chance in the future because despite being leftist, they don’t have southern americans just walking in from across the border.

  19. Ace says:

    Mike Pompeo attacks multiculturalism, saying it is “not who America is”:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/mike-pompeo-attacks-multiculturalism-saying-it-is-not-who-america-is/ar-BB1cTMyk?ocid=BingNews

    Possible future leader?

    • Pooch says:

      He’s been saying and signaling all the right things. If he keeps it up, I’d expect him to be put on the arrest list at some point along with all other Trump officials.

      • Ace says:

        Well we need leadership and after Barr fucked us, I’m kind of grasping at straws.

        • Pooch says:

          My guess is our future warrior leader, if we get one, necessarily is an active duty officer in the military right now, like Napoleon was at the start of the French Revolution, and likely will be battle hardened by future campaigns the Cathedral is sure to start in the near future.

          Pompeo, who does have military experience, can be an ally if he’s able to survive the coming purge of Trump administration officials.

  20. Pooch says:

    Biden’s diversity Sec Of Defense hire says “I will rid our [Pentagon and US military] ranks of racists & extremists.”

    https://twitter.com/Joyce_Karam/status/1351630461060214784

    • R7 Rocket says:

      More wordsmithing.

      • Theshadowedknight says:

        The second tweet has a link to the livestream. If you had just clicked on the link and bothered to read it, you would have seen it. If you are trying to impress everyone with your dedication to evidence, keep it to yourself.

        • R7 Rocket says:

          @TSK

          People stating official policy that was official policy when I enlisted isn’t proof of anything new.

          • Pooch says:

            R7 is in denial. Your blessed military is about to be purged. Don’t be shocked when they plugged gets pulled on SpaceX. I sure won’t.

            • jim says:

              They are not going to consciously and intentionally pull the plug on SpaceX. They are going to appoint a range safety officer who considers things going BOOM unacceptable, and that a rocket is unsafe unless Shaniqua is doing the engineering.

              To get stuff approved, the right people will have to be in charge of the engineers, and the right people will take the view that the SpaceX mission is not a multiplanetary civilization, but proving that all science and technology was stolen from middle eastern arabs and black female sub saharan Africans.

            • R7 Rocket says:

              @Pooch

              “R7 is in denial. Your blessed military is about to be purged. Don’t be shocked when they plugged gets pulled on SpaceX. I sure won’t.”

              Man, if only there was a 24/7 livestream to monitor this…
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5l9ZxsG9M

              If Starship is stopped, it will be obvious in the livestream. And after that, it is highly recommended to internationally diversify your assets and currency holdings.

              Like I said earlier, your words are absolutely worthless. The saying, “photos and video, or it didn’t happen” is a wise saying.

              • Joe says:

                This is very nice. Thank you.

                I am still holding to my own test. I propose the “wedgie” test: a test that irrefutably solidifies the status of warriors over priests, to wit:

                General Michael Flynn must, on livestream, give Jim Acosta a wedgie of no shorter than fifteen seconds duration, during which the lower portion of the underpants shall be wedged firmly into Acosta’s butt-crack, and the rear or sides of the underpants shall be brought up to at least level with the T11 vertebra, with the underpants remaining in one contiguous piece, though not necessarily untorn, throughout the procedure.

                If this were done during the final countdown to launch then it would, I believe, satisfy both of our demands.

              • Pooch says:

                Fair enough. The blackpill got the best of me. Do you recommend fleeing the country too? Or just offshoring assets?

              • jim says:

                > If Starship is stopped, it will be obvious in the livestream.

                No it will not.

                Starship will be stopped gradually and imperceptibly by ever more stringent requirements for tests not to end in the explosions they so frequently end in, the requirement for politically correct leadership of the engineering team, and by the requirement for female lead engineers.

                It will die as intel died.

                Nasa’s highest priority became Islamic and female self esteem issues. It is not that they decided to stop space, it is just that they found space more and more difficult, and other matters had higher priority.

                And the military’s highest priority is no longer killing bad guys and breaking their toys.

                A large proportion of F35s cannot get off the ground, because other things were more important.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Jim
                  R7 Rocket says:

                  “If Starship is stopped, it will be obvious in the livestream.”

                  Jim responds:

                  “No it will not.”

                  Moving goalposts eh?

                  A livestream beats your string of words. A stoppage in Starship testing will be obvious since it is livestreamed 24/7. And thus a good barometer if the Pentagon is in good shape or bad shape.

                  Paragraphs of words don’t do shit. As seen with Lin Wood’s endless paragraphs and Sidney Powell’s useless kraken.

                  Lin Wood says that Chief Justice John Roberts was fucking little puppies and then Roberts threw the puppies in a blender, then got recorded on video.
                  Well then Mr. Woods, where’s the video?

                  “A large proportion of F35s cannot get off the ground, because other things were more important.”

                  Plausible claim, where’s the video of the F35’s failing to take off?
                  I produced the video of the Senate Lunch System failing to complete static fire. Because words aren’t enough.

                • jim says:

                  > > > “If Starship is stopped, it will be obvious in the livestream.”

                  > > “No it will not.”

                  > A livestream beats your string of words. A stoppage in Starship testing

                  A stoppage in starship testing will start with a range safety officer who is not happy on being informed that there is large chance that the test will end in a big explosion, and rapidly proceed to a range safety officer who displays an excessive interest in the sex, race, and sexual preference of the people who built the stuff being tested. “This test is unsafe because of toxic masculinity.”

                  None of which is going to be obvious in the livestream. Right now, nothing is happening in livestream, and if the range safety officer gets replaced, there will be a great deal more nothing, and an ever diminishing amount of something.

          • Pooch says:

            But I hope and pray you are right and I am wrong.

            • R7 Rocket says:

              @Pooch

              “But I hope and pray you are right and I am wrong.”

              That’s nice, but livestreams are better.

          • yewotm8 says:

            You do seem far too whitepilled on the military. To us it seems obvious that they don’t need to take any of this shit, and that they should immediately stop doing so, in the way that generals of corrupt nations are best at. But it seems most of these faggy generals not only suffer from massive normalcy bias, they enjoy their cushy positions too much to rock the boat.

            • R7 Rocket says:

              @yewotm8

              “You do seem far too whitepilled on the military. To us it seems obvious that they don’t need to take any of this shit, and that they should immediately stop doing so, in the way that generals of corrupt nations are best at. But it seems most of these faggy generals not only suffer from massive normalcy bias, they enjoy their cushy positions too much to rock the boat.”

              Nice string of words, but that has proven to be useless for the past three months.

              From now on, any claim must be backed by photos and video.

              US nukes don’t work?
              Video or a livestream of a nuke test failure.
              Video or a livestream of the actual commander of StratCOM having a discussion with his underlings admitting they don’t work.
              Video or a livestream of Chinese/Russian tanks and troops in Western cities.

              US Navy cannot do Naval Nuclear Reactor refueling?
              Video or a livestream of the refueling process being stopped indefinitely.

              NASA Senate Lunch System failing to complete a static fire?
              Video or a livestream of the SLS failing to complete a static fire.

              This is probably what Alf feels about claims of based and red-pilled churches in America.

              • Ace says:

                >This is probably what Alf feels about claims of based and red-pilled churches in America.

                I haven’t seen any, but I surmise they exist based on the way the media treated the tiny church that artiest gun man murdered everyone in. No one even talked about the victims leading me to believe the media viewed them as people who needed to be killed, IE an actual functioning church.

                But in this day and age seeing or hearing testimony from trust worthy people is all we have to go on.

                • Ace says:

                  Atheist*

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace
                  Here’s a test on that question that Alf demanded actual evidence on.

                  Show me a video of an American pastor denouncing the family court system, denouncing women’s rights, and denouncing the divorce industry. Alf wanted evidence of such a church.

                  Here’s a video of a Russian Orthodox Christian priest implying that his wife cannot speak to strangers without his permission, and then he gives her permission:
                  https://youtu.be/bcGttKu2DIk

                • Ace says:

                  >Show me a video of an American pastor denouncing the family court system, denouncing women’s rights, and denouncing the divorce industry. Alf wanted evidence of such a church.

                  Such a video would likely result in the pastor being arrested by the FBI or the IRS, his kids given to faggots by CPS.

                  We’re quite unlikely to ever see that video because of it, if it exists. Note I said surmised, not that I knew it existed.

                  https://thenewamerican.com/when-cps-kidnaps-children-for-money/

                  >And many would say Cleave and Erica May Rengo fit the profile of persecuted parents. Having home-birthed their last two children, being believing Christians, and preferring alternative medicine to the conventional variety, they likely wouldn’t have been in favor with notoriously liberal CPS social workers. And part of the justification for seizing their kids also raises suspicion: CPS viewed as neglect the Rengos’ refusal to treat their eldest child’s eczema with steroidal medication. Eczema is a skin condition that can cause itching but is not life-threatening, and the parents were treating it with natural remedies.

                  There are real dangers to putting thought crimes to video.

                  I’ve spent a great deal of time spouting thought crimes in bars hanging out with friends and I’ve gotten away with it because no one is recording and I say such things with great confidence. The Karens who would have normally recorded me and reported me to my employer and the local media deem my behavior as high status and ignore it. But the moment my words hit video, I’d be fucked.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  Livestreaming a Naval Nuclear Reactor refuel would get you arrested.

                  Livestreaming highly classified discussions of the Commander of StratCOM would also have the same fate.

                • Pooch says:

                  Unpozzed churches do exist to the extent they are allowed to exist in the current thoughtcrime climate and the church hierarchy. A good barometer test is the mask compliance of the congregation and the priest. The farther you are outside of the cities, the greater chance to find them.

                  I can tell my Catholic priest is a Trump supporter. He mentions the sins of Abortion and qualifies the gay and fake Pope’s allowance of the Covid vaccine with the fact that it was tested with aborted fetuses. He also did not outright condemn the Capital riots, essentially saying to do so and support the BLM riots is hypocritical.

                • Ace says:

                  >Livestreaming highly classified discussions of the Commander of StratCOM would also have the same fate.

                  I don’t need a live stream. I read the report on the last destroyer crash and noted the people responsible were not punished while the people who had nothing to do with the crash, were. When you punish the innocent, while excusing the guilty, soon nothing works right.

                  I also read what “Mad Faggot” Mattis did after the Marines presented him with proof women in combat destroys combat effectiveness. He fired the people who spoke the truth, integrated the Marines rendering them useless, and then put a Shaniqua in charge of the Marines. If the Marines go into combat again, they’ll suffer the same fate or more like a worse fate than the IDF suffered in Lebanon.

                  Military units with women quickly cease to be combat effective and Military units lead by Sheboons are unlikely to even have working weapons, let alone warriors to fire them.

                • Pooch says:

                  Another barometer I saw mentioned, as an indicator of US military poz, would be Poland and Hungary ditching NATO for Russian military support (as much as they hate their former occupiers). They would only do this if they were sure of superior Russian military Capability. The livestream would be Russian troops holding military exercises there.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  “I don’t need a live stream.”

                  And I don’t need your useless words.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Pooch

                  “Unpozzed churches do exist to the extent they are allowed to exist in the current thoughtcrime climate and the church hierarchy. A good barometer test is the mask compliance of the congregation and the priest. The farther you are outside of the cities, the greater chance to find them.”

                  You have produced no video evidence of such a church existing in America.

                  Typing a bunch of words saying so isn’t proof. Have we learned a lesson from the behavior of Lin Wood and Sidney Powell?

                • jim says:

                  > You have produced no video evidence of such a church existing in America.

                  If there was video evidence of such a church existing in America, child protective services would seize the children of the congregation and sell them to fags.

                  But I have heard a pastor preaching the red pill on women.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Pooch

                  “Another barometer I saw mentioned, as an indicator of US military poz, would be Poland and Hungary ditching NATO for Russian military support (as much as they hate their former occupiers). They would only do this if they were sure of superior Russian military Capability. The livestream would be Russian troops holding military exercises there.”

                  Exactly.
                  Final total loss of US military power (the rest of the world finding out that US nukes don’t work, for example) would result in Chinese/Russian troops in western countries. The beginning of US military power loss would be the stopping of SpaceX Starship.

                • Pooch says:

                  You have produced no video evidence of such a church existing in America.

                  Typing a bunch of words saying so isn’t proof. Have we learned a lesson from the behavior of Lin Wood and Sidney Powell?

                  Wasn’t talking to you. My reply was to Ace.

                • clovis says:

                  My pastor refused to wear a mask and refused to let the church close during the early covid lockdown (or any time afterward). This is in a solid blue western state. He also is trying to do away with women voting in congregations meetings or serving on the church council, I’m pretty certain. Meanwhile there are other, smaller Lutheran denominations in which only men have suffrage in the church, which was our practice also until the early 70s. So the red pill on women is at least latent in plenty of protestant churches in the US.

                • Pooch says:

                  If there was video evidence of such a church existing in America, child protective services would seize the children of the congregation and sell them to fags.

                  And nowadays Health officials would shutdown the church and arrest the priest in violation of covid protocol.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Jim

                  “But I have heard a pastor preaching the red pill on women.”

                  Video or it didn’t happen.

                  “If there was video evidence of such a church existing in America, child protective services would seize the children of the congregation and sell them to fags.”

                  Exactly.
                  Someone on the inside might know that the US Navy can carry out a nuclear refuel, but if he ever put that on livestream, he would be arrested.

                • jim says:

                  > > “But I have heard a pastor preaching the red pill on women.”

                  > Video or it didn’t happen.

                  If video, he would lose his church and his children.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Clovis

                  “My pastor refused to wear a mask and refused to let the church close during the early covid lockdown (or any time afterward). This is in a solid blue western state. He also is trying to do away with women voting in congregations meetings or serving on the church council, I’m pretty certain. Meanwhile there are other, smaller Lutheran denominations in which only men have suffrage in the church, which was our practice also until the early 70s. So the red pill on women is at least latent in plenty of protestant churches in the US.”</blockquote
                  You have no video evidence of that, just words.

                  Every single pastor in America that I've seen (including ones in deep red state areas) has failed to denounce the family courts, failed to denounce the divorce industry, failed to denounce women's rights. The only video footage available from American pastors are the tele-evangelists… and those quacks refuse to even question the divorce industry, something that Bill Maher and Joe Rogan can easily do.

                • clovis says:

                  @r7 rocket

                  I just told you anecdotally what my pastor did; I told you there are churches where women are not permitted to vote at congregations meetings because they are required to be subject to their husbands. Of course such churches forbid divorce except in case of adultery or desertion, as per the New Testament. The churches and pastors I’m describing are not as strong as they ought to be, but they are far more “red-pilled” than, say, the American military, which allows women and queers on the battlefield.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Clovis

                  “I just told you anecdotally what my pastor did;”

                  I just have an anecdote about Sidney Powell’s secret plan!

                  Sidney Powell has gathered a force of psychic lizard space aliens that will finally return Trump back to the US Presidency using their mind beams. This must be the Kraken. I don’t have any video to prove this claim, just trust my words! Words are good enough, right?

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  Rocket, shut the fuck up. We get it, you are butthurt that the military, your people, bent over and spread their cheeks for the left, “For the Constitution.” Get over it. You are turning the discourse here into shit tier insults, pointless interruptions, and lowering the level of the conversation with your autistic screeching about, muh livestreams and video.” Go cry it out, wash the sand out of your vagina, take some Preparation H and Vagasil, and come back when you are ready to talk to me, like a man.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  Pointedly, this is why I no longer consider the military, “my people.” When the left comes to kill men like me, it will be with the military cheering it on or helping them do it. I suggest you all start facing the same reality. “Muh troops” are going to be enforcing all of this until a general or colonel says, “Fuck the Constitution, I’m in charge.” Until then, fuck them. They showed their colors–color, really, as in singular–and it is yellow. Bombing barbarians a world away who can barely fight back? Sure, fuck ’em up! Standing up to the theft of your nation? Nope… they called us mean names.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @TSK

                  “Rocket, shut the fuck up.”

                  You shut fuck up. You and Sidney Powell and Lin Wood needs to shut up and provide video fucking evidence for your claims.

                  “Photos and video for your claim, or you are a liar” should be the standard now. It’s too bad that you have lower standards.

                • jim says:

                  When we all need to hide behind nyms, photos and videos are a grossly inappropriate standard.

                  And your videos show nothing happening with starship. If, as is likely, Musk finds himself with a range safety officer who believes that the gravest danger is that posed by toxic masculinity, a whole lot of nothing will continue to happen.

                  Your videos don’t show anything. What we talk about cannot be shown by video or photo.

                • alf says:

                  You know where I have heard people preach the red pill on women? Here. I have screenshots.

                  I agree with Rocket. This unfalsifiable argumentation must stop. Either you have faith in silent movements, but then keep silent. If you speak up, back it up. Hearsay is not backing it up.

                • jim says:

                  Rocket claims our military is effective.

                  The military is quite obviously dysfunctional, and dysfunctional in proportion as it give priority to proving that women are interchangeable with men, and blacks interchangeable with whites, the navy being the most obviously dysfunctional.

                  And its dysfunction is manifest in the fact that naval ships are increasingly staying in port to function as Democratic party vote banks.

                  As the dysfunction of the F35 is manifest in them staying on the ground, the dysfunction of the navy is manifest in it staying in port. Today’s navy just is not getting out of port as often as it used to, from which one may reasonably conclude it is unable to get out of port as often as it used to.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  Don’t lump me in with Q. That’s dishonest fuckery. That isn’t an argument, it’s an attack, and it’s a sneaky, bitchy attack worthy of a woman.

                  I didn’t take pictures of my claims because I fucking lived them for years. I had to clean up after the women who couldn’t carry their weight. I had to figure out how to rescue some fucked up plan I was given. I had to dodge bullshit and knives. I was to bust to take pictures I could never share because it would destroy me.

                  Healthy. Militaries. Don’t. FUCKING. CRASH. NAVAL. VESSELS. INTO. FUCKING. CARGO. SHIPS. That’s something we all know. You talk shit about a functioning military, and you have to point to someone outside the military to do it? Then you demand proof from me? Fuck you; know your place. You’re Biden’s bitch now.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Alf

                  “I agree with Rocket. This unfalsifiable argumentation must stop. Either you have faith in silent movements, but then keep silent. If you speak up, back it up. Hearsay is not backing it up.”

                  Amen.

                  We have reaped the fruits of hearsay and rambling paragraphs… Sidney Powell’s ridiculous Kraken bullshit and even worse, Q-Anon.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @TSK

                  Photos and video, or it didn’t happen.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Jim

                  “As the dysfunction of the F35 is manifest in them staying on the ground, the dysfunction of the navy is manifest in it staying in port. Today’s navy just is not getting out of port as often as it used to, from which one may reasonably conclude it is unable to get out of port as often as it used to.”

                  Where’s the video? I only know of dysfunction that I actually saw.
                  This shit is very important, we just had grifters pretending to be on our side steal our money and our time. It’s very unfortunate that it has to be this way, but the new standard really has to be “photos and video, or it didn’t happen.”

                • alf says:

                  The US military was competent, is now growing incompetent. The navy especially; the recent, uncharacteristic navy crashes are documented well-enough I think?

                  But like with the nuclear weapons: circumstantial evidence that they are not receiving the same level of care as they used to does not necessarily mean they don’t work. It’s very possible, but unfalsifiable until we see evidence.

                • jim says:

                  We have lost the capability to make tritium.

                  Pretty good indicator that our thermonukes do not work any more. They need tritium.

                • Ace says:

                  The fact that our nukes are 30 years past their shelf life is a pretty good indication they don’t work. Russia completely rebuilt their entire stockpile in the last 10 years because they hadn’t built any weapons since the late 80s. We haven’t done the same.

                  We’ve been trying to build tritium plants since around 2010 and we continue to fail(expected complete by 2030 now, but much like the SLS, it won’t be):

                  https://www.energy.gov/nnsa/articles/tritium-facility-savannah-river-site-reaches-key-milestone

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  Great news Mr. Ace, maybe you should go to the Chinese or Russian embassy to tell them this very important information! There might be a big cash prize for you.

                  Note: 5 half-lives of Tritium is 60 years.

                • Ace says:

                  >Note: 5 half-lives of Tritium is 60 years.

                  Why the 5? The half life of Tritium is 12.5 years and we haven’t been making it since the 80s, which is 30 years ago now. We got along for a while on Russian Tritium and recycling old bombs, but that supply has been dry for over a decade.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  “Why the 5? The half life of Tritium is 12.5 years and we haven’t been making it since the 80s, which is 30 years ago now. We got along for a while on Russian Tritium and recycling old bombs, but that supply has been dry for over a decade”

                  More evidence that multiple commentators here have no goddamn fucking clue what they’re talking about. Tell me, oh smart one, why “5” half lives is important. Then you can tell the Chinese/Russian embassy this important information so you can get your giant cash prize!

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Jim

                  “Pretty good indicator that our thermonukes do not work any more. They need tritium.”

                  Then go and inform the Chinese/Russian embassy then. I’m sure your string of words and paragraphs will be convincing.

                  For Mr. Smart Pants Ace, he can educate me on why 5 half-lives is important. Then he can inform the Chinese/Russian embassy personnel.

                  Once again “photos and videos, or it didn’t happen” is a wise position right now.

                • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

                  According to R7 Rocket, livestreams of SpaceX launches – of a civilian operation that is at best military-adjacent and has never had combat capabilities nor likely ever will even if it succeeds in its actual mission beyond all expectations – is sufficient to show that the U.S. military is in overall good health. Photos and videos of crashing ships, pozzed officers, and troops currently humiliating themselves in DC over a phantom threat are NOT sufficient evidence to the contrary.

                  Also according to R7 Rocket, because some lawyers used “words” in a bad way, lawyers who were roundly criticized and laughed at here, this means “words” are now bad and so are the people using them, all of whom are just like those lawyers. But this same rationale could not apply to – for example – CNN using photos and live streams, or communists using guns. Those things are still good, even if they were used by bad people.

                  This petty and childish assault on logic itself would make the most dedicated critical theorists and Marxist professors blush. Even people’s own firsthand experience is no longer valid, because it’s being communicated verbally and is therefore “just words” – really a not very clever disguise for “I don’t believe you, you’re lying.” It’s a totally bulletproof argument – if you’re six years old and your audience consists of very patient guardians who are willing to put up with hour after hour of fingers-in-ears “LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU” screeching.

                  I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone else here self-destruct so quickly and completely. CR ragequitting every six minutes went out with more dignity. The way you cling emotionally to your SpaceX livestreams is like the way a low-functioning autist clings to his trains or how a 55-year-old MGTOW clings to his anime body pillow. It’s embarrassing and pathetic and gross, but unlike those guys who are only harming themselves, in this case it’s also extremely disruptive to people who are trying to have an actual conversation.

                  Denial is the first stage of grief, but we don’t have time for all the stages, YOU don’t have time, things are moving too fast and getting too dangerous in the outside world. Get your shit together man, you’re of no use to anyone in this state.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Epstein’s Suicide Note

                  Endless wall-of-text vs an actual livestream.

                  I’ll take the livestream.

                • Bilge_Pump says:

                  I am a musician, and was in talks with a guy about involving myself in his plans to take a traveling church group on tour. It fell through because I had some misgivings about being an atheist director of a Christian band.

                  This man softballed some of the important issues, like “we don’t care if you’re gay, we don’t care if you like drugs, we only care if you accept Jesus Christ”, but there was a definite subtle pressure indicating that continued gayness and drug use would not be tolerated within the Church.

                  And this was some guy I met randomly in town.

                • The Cominator says:

                  A christian who is truly okay with the sin that Sodom was destroyed for and which is explicitly named as an abomination is not a Christian but a worshipper of demons.

                  Drinking and drug use in moderation are to my understanding okay biblically, being a constant drunk or a degenerate drug addict is not okay.

    • Ace says:

      So much for my happy thoughts that the Military might be resistant enough to cut a deal with the Democrats that doesn’t result in the military being gutted. Communist revolution here we come.

      • R7 Rocket says:

        @Ace
        Where’s your livestream? You faggot cubicle dweller.

        • Ace says:

          R7, if you choose to spend your personal time working your tiny Rocket while looking at gay porn, keep that shit to yourself.

        • Anon says:

          Your comments about muh livestream are fucking autistic and retarded. Jim is simply saying that if someone were to provide more than an anecdote about individual churches that treat women in a historically Biblical way, then those individual churches would likely cease being able to do what they do. Which is why it’s a bad idea to ask people these kinds of things on the clearweb. You can believe or disbelieve the anecdote as you want, just like you can believe or disbelieve Vox Day or Lin Wood bullshit as you want.

          That you don’t know how incompetent the military in general is makes me think you either weren’t in the military at all or you haven’t been for a while. When were you most recently in the military? Provide photo or video evidence or fuck off, cubicle faggot.

          • R7 Rocket says:

            @Anon

            “That you don’t know how incompetent the military in general is makes me think you either weren’t in the military at all or you haven’t been for a while. When were you most recently in the military? Provide photo or video evidence or fuck off, cubicle faggot.”

            Nice try Mr. glow-in-the-dark. I have provided a livestream as a proxy for the Pentagon’s health, what is your livestream?

            • Anon says:

              You’re clearly too stupid to understand what’s being said. A SpaceX livestream is not a proxy for the Pentagon’s health.

              Sounds like you’re an ex-enlisted nuke specialist, assblasted that the military didn’t pull through for Trump. Too bad. Would’ve been great if they did, but they didn’t. What would even be the mechanism for such a thing? I pointed out a while back on here that you can’t rely on most military people, just like you can’t rely on most cops. They select for servile conformists who will perform for a paycheck. The unconditional right-wing love of the military and the police has to end at some point, or eventually you’ll get a more rude awakening than the one you already got. Vox Day is a dupe, and so are you.

              Since you’re into picture evidence, look at any number of news articles and pics from the last month of unarmed soldiers standing around and sleeping on the nice marble of the capitol, meat shields for 100 IQ gremlins like AOC or Kamala Harris, who by the way are probably laughing at them. Imagine being so cucked. That’s your military.

              BAP’s advice on this is trash for the same reason. Tell a bunch of gullible young people to join the security forces, and in a couple decades this will result in…what? Exactly what happened this month. Upper brass are specifically selected for adherence to the uniparty. No colonels on board? Sad. Colonels and below can’t coordinate even if they wanted to because there’s no institutional support or way to screen for rats? Sad.

              I’ve repeated ad nauseum elsewhere that the right has a coordination problem, and it seems unsolvable until you can screen for defectors.

              Mr. glow-in-the-dark

              If only! The pension would be nice.

  21. Joe says:

    We stand on the eve of judgment. These word by Peter, Apostle of Jesus Christ, are as prescient now as they were almost two thousand years ago.

    1 Peter 4:12-19

    Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

    But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

    If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

    But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.

    Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

    For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

    And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

    Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

  22. Ace says:

    @R7

    Why don’t you take a military IQ test?

    When the US Navy can’t send it’s ships to sea with crashing them does that indicate that A) Everything is fine and it’s just a few bad apples that caused those ships to crash. B) LALALALALLLALALA I can’t hear you! You’re a shill! C) Shit, the US military is failing due to the POZ and is unlikely to be able to win a major war. D) We have super secret weapons that make the complete incomitance of our military force irrelevant! (Said in German while hiding in Bunker under Berlin).

    Which is it?

    • R7 Rocket says:

      @Ace

      Answer the RedPill on women question.

      • Theshadowedknight says:

        He committed thoughtcrime in his answer to you, above and beyond the question asked. Not something an HR-supervised shill could write.

        • R7 Rocket says:

          Joe answered it.
          Ace’s answer looked close enough, but he didn’t just answer the multiple choice question.

          Another commentator (LambdaX) answered by starting with “The answer accepted here is.” Which is not really answering the question.

          All he has to do is write the question and the answer. It just looks like the way LambdaX answered the question.

          • Theshadowedknight says:

            I see your point, but he didn’t say, “The answer is…” He went farther than your question, in his own words. He didn’t say, “You think…” He said, “I think…” and wrote his own post, claimed to believe it, and committed greater thoughtcrime than even your multiple choice. The purpose is to force the subject to commit thoughtcrime, which he did, with no weaseling.

            • R7 Rocket says:

              @TSK

              Fair enough.

              At this point, looking at the past three months, I am through with wordsmiths. When someone puts out a bunch of words that contradicts what I see, it’s time for photos and livestreams. For words are nothing compared to actually seeing it live.

              • Theshadowedknight says:

                I also see your point, but the importance of the woman test is to check for HR. The Christian test is looking for Satanists, who are not always under HR. That has to be word for word because it only works if it is verbatim. The woman test is less specific. That is only checking for HR, and there are a broad category of words that HR hates. Satan enjoys lies and hates fewer words, so the Satan check needs to be more specific. It’s important to understand not only what we do to keep out entryism, but why we do them.

              • The Cominator says:

                We live in a time of lies but not everything can be seen live… lawyers are of course not people to be trusted (Giuliani seemed mostly honest to me and I don’t agree with people who blame him for Trump’s loss in the courts, the fix was in Giuliani’s arguments about fraud were IMHO truthful, logical well organized and sensible).

                I am not a warrior or a vet, do not claim to be one I just try to way the words of others against each other. The vets we have here are you and TSK. You have a rosy view of the military it seems even as is, TSK has a very negative view…

                Most vets/warriors have views that fall almost in between but most right wing vets have for a long time take a negative view at least of the higher levels of command.

                I do not think the US military is a total Brezhnev era hollow shell (otoh they probably maintained their nukes a lot better than we are doing now even if they were terrible with maintaining all their other equipment) but think the poz and a system that enshrines toadying as a means of promotion is going to have a lot of things that don’t work.

                And the American military did not always promote based on kissing ass in the WWII era there were a lot of WWII generals known for being blunt, tactless and disagreeable with superiors and subordinates alike, in fact it seemed to be the rule rather than the exception. Ike and Bradley were the only WWII era generals known for being anything like today’s generals. Terry Allen, Le May and Stillwell were known for being worse than Patton.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Cominator

                  Great multiple paragraphs, but no photos and livestream videos.

                  I don’t trust any lawyers, including Giuliani. And his sweating and dribbling hair dye was uncool… just as much of a joke as the idea of a dementia patient being “elected” to the White House.

                • The Cominator says:

                  My point is not everything can be a livestream of a rocket or a weapons test though, mere words must sometimes be used and if you want to use images videos and memes this website is not the best medium for it.

                  It does suck for people like us with the truth seeker gene/preference to live in a time of lies though.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Cominator

                  “My point is not everything can be a livestream of a rocket or a weapons test though, mere words must sometimes be used and if you want to use images videos and memes this website is not the best medium for it.”

                  Mere words can no longer be used to make a claim. Words spectacularly failed during these past three months (Where’s the Kraken? What is it?). Only Curtis Yarvin’s words regarding the trajectory of President Trump matched what I was seeing.

                • Pooch says:

                  My take on the military as an outsider is if the parts still run and executed by mostly white male (even if they are Obama-leftist) than still likely combat-effective. As bad and cringey as the Esper/Milley/Mattis types are on ideology they appear to still be highly competent and masculine leaders.

                  Wherever we find crashing ships and the like we’ll find diversity there. Wherever we find cool space force stuff happening we’ll find white males there. So seeing things actually function, like R7 says, correctly is going to be a good proxy for white males. Unknown who has more diversity than who but it’s probably not uniform yet.

                • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

                  I remember more than a few people here saying, almost since election day, that the “Kraken” was a non-starter, that Sidney Powell was going insane, and that Lin Wood was either a grifter or an enemy agent. In fact I’m almost positive that the people defending them were in the minority.

                  I can totally understand the impulse to be angry at an entire class of people when so many from that class are doing their best to make life miserable for you, the people you know, and the western world in general. However, lumping engineers and physicists in with lawyers and social studies professors and HR ladies is throwing the baby out with the bathwater. And “pics or stfu” definitely does have its place, but if you’re going to respond to absolutely everything with “pics or stfu”, then you’ve pretty well thrown out any pretense of civility and cooperation.

                  This is a blog, and blog comments. 99% of what people do here is read and write. It’s not a place to post pics and livestreams. If that’s all you’re interested in, maybe you’d be happier on BitChute and 4chan/8chan.

              • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

                R7 Rocket has been a good commentator for a long time, but he hasn’t been handling recent events very well. There’s been an evinced emotional need for something to provide a sense of surety or stability or security, and his resistance to the idea that the armed forces are being pozzed, or not engaging with people in conversation except to say ‘pics or it didnt happen’, are both expressions of this same phenomena.

                • Pooch says:

                  Everyone here is a good commentator just by virtue of comprehending Jim, and to be fair we are all collectively getting our ass kicked now with Trump’s lose. I can say personally I am not in a good frame of mind. Probably best not to take it out on each other.

                • jim says:

                  Yes, not taking it well either.

                  All potential leadership has been thoroughly purged.

                  We have to build a cryptographic infrastructure that will support non state corporations, sovereign corporations, from which leadership will emerge. It is going be a long haul. I was hoping for a shortcut.

    • Catholic Sheepdog says:

      Isn’t the answer a mixture of A (everything isn’t fine – just that there are bad apples) and C with a smattering of D.

      It is reasonable to assume that the military does have some weapons which are secret the capabilities of which we don’t know. Wasn’t there some admiral who said that US carrier battle groups are more defended that we think.

      Everything isn’t fine, but there are bad apples in the military. US military is notorious for being an organisation where promotion under non poz times, is based upon how well you sucked your commanders dick. So when you add obama and diversity commissars to the mix you get complete incompetents up the ranks. I am a fan of John T Reed’s analysis of the US army as it jives with what I know from the ex military people I am acquainted with.

      When you add the diversity police and women who love to get pregnant just before deployment and female petty officers who love to get fucked by half a section on a cruise you end up with some serious issues in a military unit. However, this doesn’t mean that the US can’t win a major war. The russian military has its own issues and the chinese who are operating their full spectrum war on the west, when it comes to a shooting match I still think they lose despite certain weapons they have managed to develop – notably anti-ship capabilities.

      I just wonder if Jims assessment is correct. Do the US nukes actually work still?

      • The Cominator says:

        Yes I’ve heard the US military’s promotion criteria (at least for officers) is based more on toadying than anything and this is a very bad thing IMHO. Hierarchy may be the will of gnon but promotion should be based on ability and performance criteria more than whether your superiors like you.

        Contrast that to the Prussian and later German officer corps (which in American propaganda education we’re taught had a culture of mindless obedience) that mostly based their promotion (in peacetime) off success in wargames and members who made higher ranks usually needed to show an example in their career where in wartime they DISOBEYED direct orders and were right (and yes of course disobeying orders had court martial risk its not that it was legal or encouraged day to day of course, but in the Prussian and German armies military success was a legitimate defense for failing to obey superior orders and it was the highest distinction for an officer to risk the consequences of doing so and be right) and achieved notable military success as a result of doing so.

        • R7 Rocket says:

          At this point, based on the last three months, relying on blog comments and wordsmiths aren’t useful as measures of the Pentagon’s position.

          Livestreams are a better measure than words for checking any red flags on the Pentagon.

      • R7 Rocket says:

        @Catholic Sheepdog

        “I just wonder if Jims assessment is correct. Do the US nukes actually work still?”

        Unless he can livestream US nukes failing their tests, we cannot know if his assessment is correct. Or we can find out in a nuclear war with China/Russia.

        • jim says:

          The problem is that there have been no tests for a very long time.

          • R7 Rocket says:

            @Jim

            Show the video and photos.

            Right now, I’m agnostic on your claim. It could be true, but words are now useless for making claims. The last three months were really spectacular in the failure of the cubicle class.

            • The Cominator says:

              Dude its been a dark time but you can’t livestream test that DID NOT happen…

              • R7 Rocket says:

                @The Cominator

                “Dude its been a dark time but you can’t livestream test that DID NOT happen…”

                Nice string of words, but no cigar.

                You can have a video of the generals at StratCOM discussing that they can’t test the nukes. But that would be illegal. So a video (or even better, a livestream) of Chinese/Russian tanks and troops in Western cities would suffice, since that would be one of the results if the claim of US nukes not working was proven true.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  No, you can’t, because if you are in the kind of place where those kind of conversations take place you can’t livestream. If you pulled out a phone you would get your ass kicked. Even if you figured out how to sneak a phone in, you would still have to figure out how to get a signal through the defenses. I have enough experience in that field to know better than to think you can get video evidence. At that level you have to draw inferences and piece things together, because you won’t have solid information absent a leak or a mole. Even then, that isn’t terribly reliable.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @TSK

                  That’s the thing, a claim without video and livestream is useless. Words are now useless in making claims.

                  “I have enough experience in that field to know better than to think you can get video evidence.”

                  Photo and video or didn’t happen.

                  “At that level you have to draw inferences and piece things together,”

                  That game is now over.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  That is a foolish position to take. Videos can be faked. Source vetting is the answer, not disregarding everything you can’t see or touch.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @TSK

                  Blah blah blah. Words words words.

                  “Videos can be faked.”

                  That’s why I said livestreams are better.

                  And both video and livestreams are far far superior to useless strings of words for making a claim.

  23. James Thornton says:

    Can anyone comment on the mask and general covid situation in Asia? I haven’t been to Asia since the hysteria began. In Bangkok, or HK, or Seoul for example, do people wear masks on the street? Are you supposed to wear a mask indoors?

    • Larry in Bangkok says:

      James Thornton asked about the situation in Asia.

      Here in Bangkok, local people are meekly doing as they are told — when they can be observed.
      But behind the curtain, not so much now as at the beginning.

      In banks, government offices, large shopping malls, hired security at the doors checking incoming temperatures.
      Face masks everywhere inside.
      Tape on the floor for distancing.

      But in small, neighborhood shops, and local open-air markets, no checking.
      About 50% masks.
      No attention at all to distancing.
      And that trend is increasing.

      I see a widening split in the population:
      Middle class is very “observant”, falling all over themselves to be “orthodox”.
      But the masses, the working classes, are less and less observant with each passing day.
      One long-time friend from the working class (middle age woman with her own tiny business) said to me the other day, “I’m so bored with all this (C-19). It is very depressing.”
      She is bold say it out loud in a culture that values conformity, but she seems typical in her feelings.

      Overall, in Thailand at least, we are NOT in trouble.
      Upsets and disruptions, yes, but there is always some high drama going on in this culture.
      However, for those who lose jobs and businesses, yes, big trouble.
      But nothing like the widespread repression that I read about in Western countries.

      More on any of this if you wish, but, please, in private emails — not on the public Internet.
      I don’t want to be forced to “answer” for my further opinions in some future distopia.

      Email: lcameron1944@fastmail.us
      .

      • The Cominator says:

        This sounds very glowniggerish, if you live in Bangkok why would you care what sort of thoughtcrimes you are commiting against the left. The Thais have long had an official form of buddhism where killing commies muslims and such troublemakers is not considered to be bad for your karma. Its not likely the left will ever get power there…

    • Here in India there is almost zero enforcement of mask wearing or physical distancing in rural and semi urban areas and in cities mask wearing is nominally followed but almost no physical distancing. In cities I see almost 50% non compliance of mask wearing in public, but in high end shops/malls and some offices they don’t let you in without mask and a temperature scan. Among the lower classes the observance is considerably less than the upper classes. Enforcement is lax and randomly only done in very specific areas.

      Lockdowns are observed in name only and with maximum relaxation. I’ve travelled freely within my state without any problems since August and I am sure even the inter state travel restrictions are mostly relaxed but I have not travelled out of my state recently.

      Educational institutions continue to remain closed and classes continue to be taken online but there is talk of reopening. Most workplaces are continuing work from home where it’s feasible, but many offices have opened with 75% or more attendance.

      But then again we Indians have a long history of not following norms and in these situations such unconscious civil disobedience is actually a good thing

      • John C. Calhoun says:

        I noticed the same pattern with NRIs in the west as well. Except for brahmins (especially tambrams) who piously promote the lockdowns and other proverbial incense stick burning, most Indians seem to be paying lip service to the covid rules. I have observed Punjabis and Sikhs in particular to have the most lax attitude towards the lockdowns and they defiantly still gather in house parties and attend gurudwaras.

        Curious though – what is your opinion on the Malyali christians and the fast growing Andhra christian community? Though they are not yet as annoying as brahmins, these christcucks are fast approching their levels of annoyance.

  24. The OC says:

    Trump repealed the Act for the Protection of the Republic

    Biden had the Brownshirts.

    Trump set fire to the Reischstag.

    Biden crossed the Rubicon, and became Elagabalus.

    Stay safe friends.

  25. R7 Rocket says:

    Just to get a sense of scale. There are 30,000 heavily armed troops in DC right now. That’s quite an enormous Prætorian Guard.

    In contrast, Canada’s entire standing army is 23,000 troops.

    • Pooch says:

      I expect a mass purge of Trump supporters, conservatives, and white Christians from the military. Special Forces likely to be abandoned. If the military brass can resist this in anyway that will be telling on their future as a power broker.

      • Ace says:

        Will Biden/Democrats/Deep state have control of the Military? With the loss of legitimacy, the military itself unlikely to obey civilian commands that harm them.

        • R7 Rocket says:

          @Ace
          With the civilian government openly ignoring the law and the elections clearly fraudulent, there’s less and less reason for the military to submit to the civilian authority. After all, they have most of the guns, tanks and bombs.

          The FBI is a tiny force of 14,000 armed men spread across the American empire, meanwhile the huge 30,000 DC Praetorian Guard is merely 1% of the US Military.

          • Ace says:

            That’s my point, unless the military is criminally stupid and acts against their own group interest, then it doesn’t seem terribly likely. But I have no insight into the military and can’t predict their actions. I had thought there would have been major push back against Obama’s purges, but there was almost none. I guess we’ll find out the first time Biden orders a purge or sends the FBI after military officers.

            Anyone know if the Military is now handing intel to China Joe’s team of CCP spies?

            • R7 Rocket says:

              @Ace
              During Obama’s purges, it wasn’t obvious that the law is dead and Presidential elections fraudulent.

              • Ace says:

                True. However, we just watched the suprema court and all other courts completely destroy their own legitimacy by refusing to hear any cases about election fraud. They continue to operate under the delusion that somehow they can will people to ignore it, and normalcy will return. It makes me wonder if the military might operate under a similar such delusion.

                Again, I don’t know shit about what’s going on with the military, but so far I haven’t noticed a single American insinuation fully grasping that the rules have been destroyed and that adhering to the old rules will result in destruction shortly. Normal basis is a real destroyer.

      • jim says:

        This would parallel Kerensky’s destruction of the Russian army – which destroyed the power base on which the deep state’s power rested, rendering them and Kerensky powerless against their dangerously useful allies in the far left.

        If the right is purged from the army, Antifa will start using massed gunfire.

    • Ace says:

      According to Jack Posobiec they haven’t said why the capitol is locked down, it simply is.

      Qanon shaman strolling into the Senate chamber with police escort:
      https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1350939334480973824

      This is a really poor Reichstag fire.

      • Podium of Peace says:

        The rank-and-file of the military are order takers. Sure, they take the oath, but have no legal background and are just parroting the words. Don’t count on them to defend your imaginary rights. If they are told to roll tanks in your neighborhood and round you up, that is precisely what they will do.

        It’s being reported that they are in DC without ammo or mags. Even their own controllers don’t trust them. Why should you? Even military members with clearances have to go through metal detectors. Do not trust them. All this hype about military being heros is a recruiting tool for the gullible. Don’t fall for it. These are mainly young men that couldn’t hack it in the free market.

  26. ~loclun-midwyt says:

    When US falls, Europe will be swarmed with Arab invaders. Canada is close enough to US and already so cucked as to rule it out as an option.

    So how will Australia and New Zealand fare? The one advantage I see is they’re far enough out of the way that Muslims can’t stroll across the border when SHTF.

    There were stories a while back about billionaires buying up parts of NZ for retirement and in case things go pear shaped. Seems like a nice place, but probably pretty cucked given their PM.

    Australia seems pretty based – I believe you lived there at some point Jim. How do you see it going during America’s collapse? Might be considered part of the Chinese Empire by then. Aside from that, I probably wouldn’t be optimistic about either.

    • Aussie (he/him) says:

      Australia is a mixed bag. The Federal Government is controlled by the centre-right Liberal Party which has a strong left faction. They came to power in 2013 under a Roman Catholic candidate, Tony Abbott, who promised to “stop the boats,” “axe the [carbon] tax” and clear the “debt and deficit.”

      The boats are such an election loser that they are off the table now. So no more boats. Although we do have airports. So they just fly the shitheads in now. Thankfully they are a higher quality of shithead, who can pick fruit and work in chicken processing, rather than the kinds of shitheads the left want – welfare parasites who vote for more welfare.

      Abbott axed the tax. Murdoch has a stranglehold over the media and he is against carbon taxes. But the government does “believe the science,” so has a policy of direct action rather than funding globalist climate orgs.

      Abbott didn’t clear the debt and deficit because the kikes won’t allow that. Trying to do so got him switched out for Malcolm Turnbull, a Goldman Sachs man. Turnbull got faggot marriage done. He got destroyed by Murdoch because of his position on the climate hoax. Now we have a Zionist Pentecostal fanatic as PM. This was the same guy who was in charge of stopping the boats. So he’s not so bad. Just a fat fatherly managerial type.

      The country is Covid-free. The only infections we have are from people in hotel quarantine. But they are just holding back the inevitable because the vaccine is useless and Coronachan will not be denied forever. The Boomers will pay.

      Our states are fully pozzed. Our universities are the same as everywhere else – enemy enclaves. Although thankfully in the last year the Federal Government has begun creating disincentives for humanities degrees, so at some level they realise that these are shitlib breeding facilities.

      Nicotine vape is ILLEGAL in Australia. We are a nanny state. The city centres are full of Asians and the inner suburbs are full of niggers and Jihadis. But you can still live a nice white existence in the outer suburbs or regional centres. It’s a big country. People are very chill here (which is a mixed blessing, because they are lulled to sleep whilst their country is taken from them) because there is so much space and opportunity. We are a peaceful society where people are culturally equalitarian & left-liberal, with a little belief in social welfare, but overall fiscal conservatism. The Liberal Party caters best to this dynamic. We are bombarded with multicult agitprop from cradle to grave but no one engages in it. All the ethnics live in their enclaves.

      The weather is awesome. Lots of sun year round. The occasional drought but always plenty of water reserves. Occasional floods. The only reason we have disastrous bushfires is because environmentalists forbid proper forest management and backburning. Fertile soil. Abundant food. Rich in mineral wealth. The Triune God has blessed us richly. Which is why it is such a shame that we are going to lose it all.

      Our entire society now is based around worship of the Abo – the most cursed and degenerate race created on the Triune God’s green earth. The Abo is the Australian totem of *Liberal-Democracy*. It’s the cultural cringe imported from America. The Magical Abo, if you will. You can’t even enjoy a cricket match now without having to bend the knee. So you stop watching cricket.

      The solution is to throw off the shackles of Communist China and Communist America, implement deportation squads, bulldoze the family courts, clear the faggots out of the churches, and then impose a total autarkic martial industrial state. Or – so at least one can dream.

      • jim says:

        > Nicotine vape is ILLEGAL in Australia.

        No it is not. They keep planning to make it illegal, the date at which it is going to be illegal keeps being pushed back.

        It is illegal to sell nicotine vape juice, but keeps being legal to import it.

      • Chosen Podium says:

        @Aussie, Other than the “he/him” crap, that is the finest post I’ve ever seen here. Points out the problem, who is responsible, and the obvious solution.

    • The Ducking Man says:

      No island is too far away for desparate middle eastern immigrant. Though only the brave soul go to australia using illegal ships.

      If you are white better buckle up because australia will follow europe when SHTF.

    • chris says:

      Australia will be 10 years behind wherever the US goes.

    • yewotm8 says:

      When the US falls, won’t European nations be able to keep migrants out without fear of US government reprisal?

      • R7 Rocket says:

        @yewotm8

        The fall of the US will result in migrants and their enablers hanging from European bridges.

    • Leon says:

      I am also curious about Australia. I have been told repeatedly that I would love it out there and fit right in. How would Australia fare Jim? Do you agree with the pronoun Aussie who posted below?

    • Pooch says:

      Australia seems like it’s in the best shape demographically currently. Doesn’t seem to have the sheer amount of feral blacks/arabs of the US and Europe *yet*. And It may be one of the safer places to be when the singularity hits because of being right on the edge of American hegemony.

      However, Australia/NZ is certainly not based, and depending what region you’re in, seem to have had the most brutal absurd COVID restrictions in the world, likely going above and beyond to signal holiness to the Cathedral because of its distance. I would expect them to do that with any future psyops including Green New Deal and legal immigration which they could decide to dramatically increase at any point (I believe it is already high).

    • orochimaru says:

      moving to Canada a bad idea, likely to be suicidal.

      bad tidings i bring thee; have a look at these links:
      01) shows the Canadian government building federal “isolation sites” in all 13 provinces and territories. these sites ostensibly for those unable to “safely isolate at home”. am sure you all know where this is going.
      https : / / web.archive.org/web/20201005134739/ https : / / buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-ZL-105-38463

      02) this next one shows that the Canadian military purchased 36000 canisters of tear gas. the stated justifications for this one are even more hilarious. note: acquisition of isolation sites and the purchase of tear gas both took place in early October 2020. coincidence? i think not.
      https : / / web.archive.org/ https : / / buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-20-00926463

  27. JustAnotherGuy says:

    Guys, I’d like your advice now that it turned out things are gonna go to the shitter.

    I’m currently going to college up here in the north, but I’m not sure if that matters anymore as things are gonna go to hell real fast. Should I make a run for it out of the city and go to some rural land and live my life there? I’m just thinking of booking out of my college shit because I know that paper won’t matter when they come looking for me for heretical thoughts.

    • jim says:

      Just keep a low profile, and hope that they are too busy looking for other leftists to bother with someone who has no applecart to knock over.

      University degrees have been debased, and are now mainly valuable to employers as insurance against being charged with thought crimes.

      A university degree that gets you into some state sponsored cartel, for example accounting, is still valuable, and there are no end of state sponsored cartels, and more springing up all the time.

      Job experience, particularly experience in a job that requires good conduct and smarts, is always valuable. So whether you should make a run for it or instead become Havel’s Greengrocer depends on your degree and your job prospects.

      During Obama’s reign, it was war on flyover country. If the green new deal goes through, flyover country is likely to have its access to world markets impaired, partly because transport will become expensive and unreliable, and in flyover country, you frequently need to travel long distances, receive goods over long distances, and send goods over long distances.

      But if you are betting on self sufficiency, none of that is likely to matter.

      While self sufficiency is a good fallback option, if the worst comes to the worst, as in French Revolution, the Russian Revolution, the Yugoslavian civil war, the collapse of Han Dynasty, etcetera, there are going to be large groups of heavily armed men roaming the countryside, taking all that they can take, and destroying all that they cannot take so that the next large group of heavily armed men hot on their heels has no food to eat, no water to drink, and no roof to sleep under. In the Yugoslavian civil war and the French Revolution, the small provincial cities were the least dangerous place to be.

      My advice is more along the lines of bitcoin, monaro, foreign passports, foreign residence permits, and alternate identities. Expect the unexpected, and keep your options open.

      • James Thorton says:

        Any advice on acquiring foreign passports, foreign residence permits, and alternate identities?

        It seems like the usual ways of getting foreign passports and residency are through blood, marriage, or money (ie put a million $ in the country’s stock market), which all appear out of reach to me and many people at the moment. Perhaps for example one could work for an Asian software company as a foot in the door?

        For alternate identities in the US, sounds like you’re referring to driver’s licenses with a different name, SSNs with a different name, etc. How can we acquire these, without say knowing the right person to bribe? Can these be obtained on the dark web?

        • jim says:

          If, for example, you get an overseas job, you almost automatically get a visa, followed by visa extension, followed by a longer visa extension, followed an effectively indefinite visa extension.

          Countries that suck and are dangerous issue one month visas automatically, with automatic extensions, which tend to be longer and longer, almost automatic, though often far from cheap. If you are world traveler, visas readily convertible to residence permits drop into your lap.

          If the proverbial hits the fan internally, the safest place to be will be on the borderlands near, but not in, the Russian or Chinese hegemonies. If the it hits the fan externally, such places are likely to be still quite safe, since shaniqua is charge of high tech weapons maintenance, though a little closer to an alien hegemony might be safer. But the closer you are, the more you are an alien and an exile. If it hits the fan both internally and externally at roughly the same time, the enemy will likely be too busy to come after you.

          Dubai is expensive and has the world’s worst climate, but is otherwise a nice, well governed place. They like importing foreign experts.

          Dubai have an up or out policy. They expect foreigners to be upwardly mobile over time, and if you are not, you are out.

        • Pooch says:

          Track your family genealogy. Many countries allow you to claim a 2nd citizenship If you have a grand parent or even a great grandparent who was born there. Even if it gives you a citizenship that is no better than your present country it could be used as a means to pass through to Another safer place.

      • I remember an Argentinian guy talked about that in their regular economic collapses, it was better to be in the city than in the country, because the rulers are in the city, they are afraid of hungry, desperate masses, so they take food from the country and give it to the city. But he specifically meant the big city, not the small provincial city and it was a purely economic kind of collapse, not that of political ideology.

        And I think he talked from a prole perspective. For a prole, Paris was a good place to be during the French revolution, because fearing the wrath of the masses, the elites would somewhat feed them, and as just one faceless member of the masses one would not be picked out and guillotined.

        But for everybody over that mass prole level, Paris was dangerous. And yes, both governments and roving bands find small villages easy to rob of their food.

      • Anon says:

        RE accounting, recently came across this exchange in the comments section on “Hipster Racist”‘s new blog, reminded me of your posts about double-entry accounting. I’ve studied accounting and found “Hot Ford”‘s comments to get the gist, without going into too much detail about the revolving door between managerial accounting and financial accounting / gov auditing, although it’s hinted at: “Economics is the exoteric presentation of the economy as financial accounting is its esoteric representation. In other words, if you read an economics treatise, you are learning the form of the game as it is presented to a spectator; if you read an academic textbook of financial accounting, you are learning how the game is communicated to and between players”.

        Could be summarised in layman’s: accounting is a highly flexible field of study. You might even learn how to help small or medium businesses hide money from the government by learning the government’s auditing language! Of course I would strongly NOT advise this, and you would be a scoundrel to do so.

        If anyone isn’t familiar with “Hipster Racist”, he’s allegedly Scottish/Native American -descended who thinks he has a high IQ because he hates Trump, has an interest in BDSM and keeps getting banned by The Jews. I can’t link to previous examples of his writing because he keeps getting banned by The Jews, but I’ll spare you: it’s rewarmed Richard Spencer / Timothy Fitzpatrick shit.

        Her’es the blockquote in case anyone’s too lazy to read the comment exchange:

        Rarity and scarcity are distinct concepts. Rarity makes no implication of value; scarcity implies value and consequent demand. It makes no sense to speak of a “rarity” of food, water, air, clothing, housing, hotties, or privacy; it makes perfect sense to speak of a “scarcity” of those things.
        Value is in the eye of the beholder. Air is immensely important to us but we appraise it no value until it is scarce, when it becomes infinitely valuable. Yet in our daily lives we treat the abundance of air with contempt. And it is the same for everything else. Were money, houses, or hotties abundant, we would appraise them but little value. Thus, scarcity creates value.

        P.S. Abundance is caused by oversupply, and oversupply is caused by overproduction. Who spoke out against this “overproduction”, and when?
        With apologies to Voltaire, if scarcity did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it.

        The economy exists in order to produce returns. That is just how it works. And in order to produce returns, the economy must create value, and in order to create value, the economy must facilitate scarcity. If the economy created abundance, value would be destroyed.

        Consider that technology facilitates production, and technology has reached such sophistication that productive capacity is virtually infinite. An ordinary worker could have a mansion, a ski shack, three supercars, and an aeroplane.
        The only problem is that he would stop working. His employer would lose him as an employee, and be unable to replace him; work would pile up, and the company would collapse. Value destruction.

        By the way, anything that can be bought or sold is a “commodity”. Otherwise, accounting wouldn’t “work”.

        No, you are thinking of something else. Even the most uncharitable person will tell you that “usury” is when money creates money. In other words, when there is no business, no labor, in the loop.

        But returns themselves don’t necessitate usury, and in fact most returns are probably not usurious. (I haven’t done the math and I don’t intend to.) The point is that although interest (from “usury”) creates value, it is but a subset of returns.

        When you use loaded words like “rent-seekers” you muddy the conceptual waters, obfuscating the central point. The central point is that the economy exists in order to generate returns, full stop. “The economy” doesn’t mean consumers, it doesn’t mean citizens, and it certainly doesn’t mean workers. The economy means equity.

        Technology has nothing to do with negative interest rates. The cause of negative interest rates is too much capital chasing too little returns. Think very carefully about this. You might hate the notion of disciplining workers, but it is necessary in order to stave off Fully Automated Luxury Space Communism, which would create abundance, collapsing the economy, and annihilating investors.

        All things bought and sold are commodities by virtue of the transitive property. Economics is invited to blow me.

        If the dictionary definitions clarified the fundamental precepts of the system, they would be edited or replaced. With few exceptions, the words I use are compatible with their financial accounting definitions. The difference between the two disciplines is that economics is the exoteric presentation of the economy as financial accounting is its esoteric representation. In other words, if you read an economics treatise, you are learning the form of the game as it is presented to a spectator; if you read an academic textbook of financial accounting, you are learning how the game is communicated to and between players.

        In every meaningful way, interest are a subset of returns. That is, not all returns are interest, but all interest are returns. (Strictly speaking, interest are a precursor to returns.) Interest payable, interest receivable, one an asset, the other a liability, the difference equity, equity the difference.
        Negative interest rates have absolutely nothing — n-o-t-h-i-n-g — to do with technology, except to the extent that “technology” enable the production of infinite money à la Modern Monetary Theory.

        Investment is the point of the economy. It is a virtuous cycle. Without investment, the economy would not exist. Without the economy, investment would not be possible. Without investment, the economy would not exist.
        Frankly, I have no idea what “neo-liberal ideology” is, if you think I am “desperate” to keep a conversation in its “realm” you are delusional, and the notion that “neutral” and “technocratic” abut each other makes me chuckle.
        Look: I have comprehended the economic system like no one has comprehended the economic system in the entire history of the world. I can explain everything. I have wrapped my mind around the whole enchilada.
        If you don’t understand something, you’re welcome to ask for clarification. It helps to understand double-entry accounting, of course, as double-entry accounting is the mechanical process according to which value is created, and the creation of value is how people get rich.

        People get rich through equity. How is equity computed?
        Assets – Liabilities = Owners’ Equity

        If people get rich through equity, and the creation of value is how people get rich, then value is identified with equity. If value is identified with equity, and wages payable is a liability, then according to this incredibly simple and straightforward formula, wages destroy value.

        Specifically, if one has a background in accounting and isn’t blind to HBD, it’s pretty easy to see why “white” or “jewish” supremacy isn’t the thing stopping blacks from walking to an ATM or saving money, as elaborated in this timestamped video where Adam Carolla interviews California governor Gavin Newsom:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbAsD0lEpuA&t=56m35s

    • James Thornton says:

      If you’re working towards a degree which can give you access to a remote job, such as in software or accounting, I recommend finishing. Remote work allows you to make a good income while staying nimble and keeping your options open, and helps preserve your sanity and quality of life because you are much more insulated from the poz and don’t need to spend as much effort maintaining the Havel’s Greengrocer facade.

      • Dave says:

        My standard advice is to learn a trade that’s too complicated for Mexicans, too dirty for women, and cannot be outsourced to Indonesia. Plumbing, HVAC, electric, etc. Which has the advantage that you don’t have to mouth progressive pieties, but the disadvantage that young women don’t want to marry a man with dirty hands even if he earns three times her salary and has no debt.

      • Gestahlt says:

        While a temporary situation caused by the massive bail out of biotech, any company that makes lab reagents is hiring right now. That means chemical companies, compressed gas and delivery, etc. This is good blue collar work in an industry that is guaranteed not to collapse (until it all does) as it is part of the ruling coalition.

    • The city needs specialists, the country needs generalists, keep this in mind. The country needs a generalist doctor or an generic IT guy and men with good toolmanship, the city needs eye surgeons and Angular.js developers and car body men.

      We know this since Adam Smith. That is sort of the point of cities to begin with. Adam Smith wrote that the blacksmith in the Scottish Highlands made basically anything that could be made of iron and on the side he raised pigs and brew his beer and all. Because, not many customers within a travel distance, and each wants different things. The blacksmith in London could specialize on making just nails because enough customers for nails in London, and had to specialize, because a generalist would be outcompeted for a specialist who works faster and cheaper. If the nailmaker specialist moves to the country, he has a problem, he does not know how to make all the other things. If a generalist from the country moves to the city, he is outcompeted by far more efficient specialists.

      So one needs to make this decision to study something in a generalist way or focus…

      • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

        This is one of those inductive-reasoning exercises that sounds plausible, like the humors and the elements, but isn’t really a reliable guide to reality.

        There are some differences between urban and rural levels of specialization, but much more subtle than what you imply. In practice, “angular.js developer” is the same kind of “specialization” as “short-order fry cook”, the latter being a designation indicating that its designee probably doesn’t know anything about cooking, and the former implying severe incompetence around web development and software in general. And you can find both of these “specializations” out in the country, because you can find both McDonald’s restaurants and lousy IT companies out in the country – maybe less of the latter because rural America is less wealthy and decadent and has less of a use for that whole industry which is basically a luxury, but that’s got nothing to do with specialization.

        You’ll want to go somewhere where your skills are in demand, obviously, and due to higher population density, it’s generally easier in an urban area than a rural area to find a local business in need of your skills. But that’s becoming less and less important with today’s hyper-mobility and remote work opportunities (you’re more likely to find fiber-optic internet in the country than the city, because there’s less regulation), and if you are one of those unfortunate talentless souls who goes after roles like “angular.js developer”, then your “skills” aren’t likely to be in demand anywhere you go for very much longer, I’m sorry to say.

        Successful companies want smart generalists, they only invent these hyper-specialized titles where the talent pool is too shallow or inconsistent to get that. The titles and certifications give them a measure of consistency while trading away competence, a good tradeoff for bloated bureaucracies. No matter what profession or industry you’re in, it’s better to be smart, adaptable and quick than it is to be massively overtrained in one narrow area.

        Do you think Jim’s little corner of Australia is one that’s well-known for its booming cryptocurrency industry? Somehow I doubt it. Jim went where he wanted to go and found a way to put his skills to work for him. I did the same, minus the Australia bit. So can you. There’s no need to tie yourself to some giant metro area, all it does is breed helplessness and despair.

        • I sort of both disagree and agree, it is complicated, where to even start… if a succesful generalist implies someone who knows the deep basics of his profession and a smart, fast learner, yes, that would be sort of ideal.

          But those very succesful companies expect people not only to smart, but also to work quite hard, to dedicate themselves to their jobs. Working for them does not work for the “functionally lazy”, in the sense of someone having other kinds of projects going on that are just as much important as the main paying job. After one of those workdays, one would feel little energy left to research or even read history, for example. They are really not sinecures.

          The succesful large companies are strip-mining the talent pool so much, that normal average not very succesful companies, especially small ones just don’t expect you to be smart. They don’t see really smart candidates, they themselves are not smart, their recruiters are not smart. Hence the joke that they demand 5+ years of experience in a 3 years old technology because they assume everybody is a slow learning trained monkey with no brains and they need that much time to learn it.

          So looking at things from the perspective of someone who was never married to his paying job but more like seeing it as a sinecure, i.e. as someone who does about 150% of the output of the trained monkey at way less than 40 actual working hours a week, and is therefore working for companies who hire trained monkeys, I can say they demand specialized experience because they do not expect you to be smart. They have recruiters searching for expressions like “X years of experience in Buzzword”. And being smart can be politically dangerous these days.

          Of course, finding a smart but lazy boss and thus being allowed to be a smart and lazy generalist is best, but it is really luck.

          I am assuming the sinecure attitude because this is not really the best times to take a job or career really seriously. That works in a functional society that promises, rewards and expects serious long-time cooperation. These are not those times. Those guys who back then had put in insane productivity at Google, what do they have to show for it now?… so in my mind it is enough to outproduce the trained monkeys by half while spending half the workday reading e-books and taking the notes for writing one, for example.

          Yes, rural companies can be like that, too, overspecialized because dumb, but first, the whole attitude to living is different. One does not expect some property management company to fix the leaking whatever, he does it himself. This is my experience of the European countryside, America might different but I think not much.

          Second, and even more importantly, out in the country people know each other personally, they are not a faceless mass. So one does not get hired by a recruiter hunting for buzzwords. “Networking”, a term as an autistic introvert I have always hated and never done, is something one ought to pursue in the city, but in the country it just happens sort of automatically. So easier to find that smart boss who wants a smart all-around generalist. And if they are producing for the local market, they have to generalists, they cannot really afford to specialize.

          Again my experience might differ because I keep hearing that the markets are more efficient in the US than in my neck of Europe. Meaning that small companies grow big there and if other small companies do not put in a lot of effort to keep up, they lose out to them. I see less of such market fluidity here, perhaps because once a small company grows big enough to provide a comfortable living to the owner, he is not really going to put in a lot of effort to get bigger, so tends to not threaten other small companies much.

  28. Ace says:

    SLS just failed it’s rocket engine test 60 seconds of an 8 minute in with engine failure. Even using solid old tech, NASA can’t make anything fly. The decline continues.

    • Pooch says:

      So what happens to SpaceX now without Trump protecting it with his Space Force. Surely the progs will notice he has too many white males employed for him won’t they?

      • Ace says:

        That’s a good question. My guess is Elon will probably be sending large sums to both congress and President Select Biden shortly, but that may not be enough. The biggest danger for SpaceX is the Biden dictatorship shutting down starlink, which wouldn’t be hard to do for the regulatory agencies.

        • R7 Rocket says:

          ”So what happens to SpaceX now without Trump protecting it with his Space Force. Surely the progs will notice he has too many white males employed for him won’t they?”

          Methinks those progs who oppose SpaceX will end up like Occupy Wallstreet. Does anybody even remember Occupy?

          “My guess is Elon will probably be sending large sums to both congress and President Select Biden shortly, but that may not be enough. The biggest danger for SpaceX is the Biden dictatorship shutting down starlink, which wouldn’t be hard to do for the regulatory agencies.”

          The Pentagon won’t allow the civilian government to jeopardize its dominance in space (interfering with SpaceX and Starlink is jeopardizing US dominance in space). Bombing Poland/Hungary with the US Airforce or the US Navy fighting an air battle over the South China Sea is going to be mighty difficult after US space assets are destroyed, and responsive launch is ended by Shaniqua.

          The Pentagon has already told Congress to pack sand, and now it has a rather handy Prætorian Guard stationed in DC (currently at 20,000 heavily armed troops).

          The Starship livestreams are a useful barometer on whether the Pentagon can control the civilian government in an orderly matter, or will have no choice but to bomb the civilian US government and roll tanks against the DOJ and the regulatory agencies.

          If the SpaceX Starship progress is stopped, I suggest moving all investments out of the United States and getting off the US dollar.

      • suones says:

        Surely the progs will notice he has too many white males employed for him won’t they?

        Oh they’ve been noticing[1] since at least 2018. The question is, what’re they going to do about it now.

        [1]: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sd-oe-spacex-diversity-women-20180215-story.html

    • R7 Rocket says:

      ”SLS just failed it’s rocket engine test 60 seconds of an 8 minute in with engine failure. Even using solid old tech, NASA can’t make anything fly. The decline continues.”

      That test involved the SSME hydrolox liquid rocket engines on the SLS core stage, not the Solid Rocket Boosters.

      The failure of the SLS static fire is a huge contrast to the the SpaceX Starship SN8 flight where the Raptor engine (an FFSC methalox liquid rocket engine) fired for over five minutes in an actual flight. Next flight test is for Starship SN9.

  29. Have Faith says:

    [*deleted because posted from the frame that you are Christian*]

    • jim says:

      I see no end of holier than thou posts and comments from people who clearly are not Christians criticizing other people for being insufficiently Christian.

      So, I don’t allow such any comments unless the commenter takes the affirmation.

      Jesus Christ is Lord. Born in Bethlehem, died in Jerusalem, and is, is from before the beginning of the world. Wholly man and wholly God, God is three and God is one.

      Of course someone who is a Jew, a Hindu, a Muslim, or a communist can make comments critical of Christians and Christianity all he likes, but he has to do so from the frame that he is an opponent of Christianity, not an advocate of a Christianity that is purer and holier than the other man’s Christianity.

      Because, in actual fact, the vast majority of these more Christian-than-thou comments come from people who hate Christians, hate Christianity, and hate Christ.

      • Joe says:

        I do not claim to be more Christian (or more Gnon compliant) overall than any regular poster on this forum. I do claim to be more Christian than most of the people I meet in real life who call themselves Christians. I will recite the creed to remove any doubt.

        Jesus Christ is Lord. Born in Bethlehem, died in Jerusalem, and is, is from before the beginning of the world. Wholly man and wholly God, God is three and God is one.

      • suones says:

        Wholly man and wholly God…

        Isn’t this miaphysitism, which is the opposite of mainstream “Western Church” doctrine? Just curious.

        • jim says:

          Nuts.

          There is no possible way that the distinction between the positions of the first and second councils of Ephesus could be encapsulated in four words.

          What is miaphysitism? Upon looking it up, it becomes apparent that you do not know what it is and I now know, but do not care.

          No “wholly man and wholly God” is not miaphysitism, and I doubt that you or any other modern knows beans about the difference between miaphysitism and the Chalcedonian position, about the difference between the first and second councils of Ephesus.

          On reading up about the dispute I find a pile of hair splitting, some of it declared heresy, some declared orthodoxy, and frequent complaints that hair splitting orthodoxy is apt to be interpreted as hair splitting heresy. Which is unsurprising as it is difficult or impossible to figure out the difference between orthodox splitting hairs and heretics splitting hairs.

          Boring stuff and no one today understands it or cares about it. These debates, incomprehensible to moderns, have no obvious connection to the phrase “wholly man and wholly God”.

          Well, if Jesus Christ is one person, is that person human or divine. And the answer, of course, is yes. As soon as you get into hair splitting, you are qualifying your answer, and if you do too much qualification, you are not answering “yes”.

          I would say that the first council of Ephesus was engaged in far too much hair splitting, but was nonetheless arguably orthodox, since they were clearly answering yes, and the second council of Ephesus engaged in even more hair splitting, and was arguably heretical, because their “yes” was even more muffled than the rather muffled “yes” of the first council, but none of the Churches that are today descended from the second council could cogently explain the difference, so Christians have stopped arguing about it.

          In all these debates, each side accused the other of denying the divinity or the humanity of Jesus, and both had a grain of truth in the accusation.

          When you accuse me of miaphysitism, you are accusing me of supporting the second council of Ephesus against the first council of Ephesus, but you do not know the difference, I now know but do not care about the difference, and neither of us are interested in the difference, nor care about the things they disagreed about.

          To explain the difference between the first and second councils would take a small book, which book would be an utterly unintelligible discourse on questions beyond mortal comprehension. There is no possible way that the distinction between the first and second councils of Ephesus could be encapsulated in four words.

          To explain why you think “Wholly man and wholly God” is miaphysitism, you would need ten screenfuls of opaque philosophizing, during which you would unavoidably commit half a dozen heresies, because the issues are all booby trapped.

          • suones says:

            Jim:

            When you accuse me of miaphysitism, you are accusing me of supporting the second council of Ephesus against the first council of Ephesus, but you do not know the difference, I now know but do not care about the difference, and neither of us are interested in the difference, nor care about the things they disagreed about.

            Haha I’m not accusing you (or anyone else) of anything lol. I just found your formulation to be, curiously, more similar to Old-type Orthodox belief rather than Catholic/Western Orthodox.

            I only mentioned the dichotomy in the context of the schism causing Misr’s fall to the Muslim Arabs. And I state that the real reason for the “schism” there was underlying ethnic tensions rather than useless hair-splitting.

            I see you agree with Alf that intra-Christian doctrinal differences are unmitigated pedantry at best!

            And I agree.

        • clovis says:

          “Isn’t this miaphysitism?”

          No. First of all, Chalcedonian Christology is not just “western”, it is the doctrine of both the western and Eastern churches. The Copts and Armenians were miaphysitist, but these days Rome and Constantinople both seem to agree that the separation was really a disagreement about words and not about teaching.

          Second, Jim’s formula is orthodox. The Chalcedonian formula is that in the one “person” (persona) of Christ there are two natures –the divine and the human, which are separate and distinct but united in the one person.

          Miaphysitism says the two natures–divine and human–are not mixed, but there is only one nature in Christ, consisting of the two natures.

          The reason it is important is that to fuse the two natures makes Christ something other than truly God (and truly human)–and it is necessary for Him to be both in order to redeem human nature.

          • suones says:

            Rome is evil, and Constantinople lost its authority when it bent the knee to the Caliph.

            Jim’s position “wholly man and wholly god” seemed curiously miaphysitic to me, that’s all, which is orthodox, as you say, of course. Non-Chalcedonian, but orthodox.

            Although this is a highly interesting subject for me, such debate will necessarily bore everyone else, and be too pedantic. Maybe, when the ideal society is in place, we’ll meet in some seminary and discuss such things for months! 🙂

            • jim says:

              OK, if people smell miaphysitism, then let us make it truly man and truly God.

              Why do you smell miaphysitism? Can you explain without committing a dozen heresies in a dozen screenfuls of opaque philosophy?

              What do you think miaphysitism is? Can anyone today explain the difference between the first and second councils of Ephesus?

              Explain to me the difference between the first and second councils. Give me your translation from the opaque Latin, using twentieth century words with twentieth century meanings.

              Any time people split hairs so finely, they are drifting towards heresy, because when you qualify and complicate your position on the trinity, you are not exactly affirming the essential paradox of the divinity and humanity of Christ, and both the first and second councils were sliding away from trinitarianism.

              The miaphysitism complaint sounds to me like “You are not complicating and qualifying your position enough”, but the historical record reveals that complication and qualification was an attempt to compromise with various not quite trinitarian factions, and just did not work. Both the first and second councils of Ephesus were an attempt at compromise, and neither compromise could satisfy.

              The dispute was never resolved. The non trinitarians are still at it after all these centuries.

              • suones says:

                Give me your translation from the opaque Latin, using twentieth century words with twentieth century meanings.

                Alas, this is impossible, for I know no Latin, and that’s why I deferred to your and clovis’ opinion on the matter. My best sources are tertiary, and in English.

                clovis:

                “Fully man and fully God” is perfectly Chalcedonian.

                OK. But please read ahead (if interested in pedantry).

                The reason I got interested in this is because the Indian Orthodox Church doctrine follows the Oriental Orthodox Churches, which is nominally miaphysitic, accepts Ephesus II, and different from Chalcedon (which is ratified by Rome and Constantinople). Both groups of Churches are heretical according to one another, and are not in Communion, even though they do not ostracise members. I expect that those parties have thoroughly pilpul’dstudied the Latin.

                I’ll state my (incomplete) understanding of the terms, though I do not wish to discuss these matters in such a forum as this. Corrections are most welcome.

                Dyophisitism considers Jesus to have been more than a Prophet but still essentially human. Christ the Logos is divine, and different from Jesus the Jewish carpenter-turned-community organiser, and worship is focussed on the former. No major Churches follow this creed. I think this may be a strawman constructed to mock Nestorian belief in the union-persona of Jesus Christ — implying that the Divine Logos is coincident with, but different from, the Jew birthed by the Virgin Mary. The Virgin is thus “Mother of Christ” but not “Mother of God.” This is the nearest that Christianity got to the Hebrew-Arab concept of Isa as Prophet.

                Chalcedonian centres around the Council of Chalcedon, and counts Jesus Christ as one person, with humanity and divinity contained within Him. In worship one cannot distinguish between Christ the Logos and Jesus the Man, for it is Jesus Christ who is the Divine Logos incarnate, thus “truly God and truly Man.” I can already smell Eastern philosophy here, being twisted to fit a Semitic tale. Chalcedon uses the term “incarnate” yet maintains that Jesus Christ comprises two “natures” (physis), though in one person. This is an incorrect usage of the concept of incarnation (according to me, suones the Most Wise lol), and has to have been deliberate.

                Miaphysite is the belief of the present Oriental Orthodox Churches, including the Indian Orthodox Church. They also claim Jesus Christ to have been “incarnate,” but crucially, use that word correctly. This is the older belief, and accepts Ephesus II but not Chalcedon. Incarnation implies one nature — there is no union, mixing, combination or any such goings on. Mia physis. “Incarnation” (in carnatio — (Word) made Flesh) requires mia physis. This is in complete agreement with Eastern philosophy. Such debates are surprisingly common regarding any avatar (divine incarnation), most recently Sri Gautama the Buddha. The “Buddha nature” and Sri Gautama the Prince are not “united in one person,” rather they are consubstantial. Sri Gautama the Buddha is 100% Man (born Sri Yuvaraj Siddhartha) and also 100% Divine (having 100% Buddha nature). His “Enlightenment” was the Man discovering His Divinity, not “gaining” it. This is why Jim’s formulation of “wholly God and wholly Man” seemed curiously Miaphysitic to me. “Wholly” implies no room for a “second nature” as it were. Same with “fully” — no room for a second nature — unlike “truly,” the standard Chalcedonian formulation.

                Monophysite is another dead belief, most closely ascribed to Eutyches, which goes to the other extreme that there is in fact no human and divine nature, which seems to imply that Christ was wholly divine and not consubstantial with Man at all. This belief has been heavily strawmanned by Chalcedon, and I know little of what Eutyches really meant. His re-instatement at Ephesus II might indicate he accepted the Miaphysite view, or maybe not. In any case, Eutyches is condemned by Occident and Orient alike.

                • jim says:

                  Since I don’t understand, and not very interested in, the distinction between correct and “incorrect” definitions of incarnation (Though this is doubtless important to Indians, who have more incarnations than they can shake a stick at) I am no wiser about the the difference between the first and second councils of Ephesus, because I have no idea what “nature” means in this context. It obviously does not mean what I mean by nature. And I doubt that modern day churches descended from that split are any wiser than I. Maybe they should consult with Hindus.

                • clovis says:

                  I recall from my church history classes that the different terms used by East and West–“persona” in the Latin west and “hypostasis” in the Greek East–caused controversy that was resolved at a council. So some of these controversies had elements of logomachy. I think this is what Jim is getting at.

                  However, it matters immensely whether Jesus is both man and God and how those two natures interact, and whether or not they are distinct or somehow mixed together. Involved in those questions are not merely intellectual games but the redemption of humanity. This is why these questions recur. In the Protestant Reformation, both Rome and the Calvinists insisted that the human nature of Christ does not participate in the powers of the divine nature; the Lutherans affirmed that the human nature of Christ is capable of being present in the bread and wine of the Holy Supper because it partakes of the divine omnipresence which is communicated to it–this is called “the communication of attributes.” Lutheran theologians accused the Calvinists of being Nestorian because they insisted that Jesus’ body can only be present the way yours or mine can be.

                  These controversies seem to be about minutiae, but all Christian doctrine is interconnected, and when a person errs in their Christology they are going to err in many other areas as well. At the end of the day Christianity is concerned with human salvation, and that is lost if we have a false Christ, just as if we have a false God (i.e. not the Trinity.)

                • clovis says:

                  Also, the Chalcedonian Christology is really not primarily an attempt to philosophize but to adhere to the New Testment, which clearly teaches the two truths that Jesus is true man, born of Mary, and true God from eternity–“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” “Wholly man and wholly God” sounds miaphysitic to you because you are an outsider to Christianity and don’t understand that this sort of language is used all the time in traditional Catholic and Protestant churches. Besides this the analogy to Buddha is inapplicable because there is no actual incarnation in Buddhism and Buddha’s enlightenment has no cosmos-altering significance of itself–it is exemplary. We can follow his example. Whereas in Christ God has actually become man, atoned for sin, destroyed the power of death and the devil, brought the old to an end and begun the new creation.

                • suones says:

                  Dear clovis,

                  Thank you for your detailed replies on the matter. I agree that these are not mere doctrinal differences, but strike at the very core of religion. As an outsider to Semitic cults (as are all Europeans), it nonetheless deeply interests me to study the gods of other people. Unlike Exclusionarists, we Inclusionarists believe every god to have divinity, if a true god, and that requires a fair analysis of the “truth” behind that god. As you say, if Christ is false, then God is necessarily false and there is no salvation for his followers.

                  Now for more pilpul. 🙂

                  The “persona” vs “hypostasis” was not schismatic even in Chalcedonian times. Both Chalcedonians and Miaphysists agree on the hypostatic union in Christ. I think “Dyophisitism,” or even “two persons” view of Christ may have been a strawman of the Nestorian (==Constantinople) position that lost out in struggle with Rome. Nobody observes this doctrine since at least Ephesus I. Of course it is logomachy to provide doctrinal cover for ethno-political struggles. Nestorius was the Patriarch of Constantinople, and was condemned at Ephesus I to show him who’s boss (Emperor Theodosius II of Rome). Similarly with the later Copts (ethnic Egyptians, Ephesus II, Mia., under Cyril of Alexandria) vs Byzantine (ethnic Greek, Chalcedon) where the Copts helped their racial kin the Arabs against Byzantines, under cover of the latter’s religious persecution based on their “Chalcedonian” Christology, even though the Arabs were Muslim by then.

                  However, it matters immensely whether Jesus is both man and God and how those two natures interact, and whether or not they are distinct or somehow mixed together.

                  If you axiomatically accept the Chalcedonian frame, further discussion becomes impossible. This frame itself is wrong, and is a result of trying to fit the Aryan concept of incarnation to a Semitic god. The resultant fights over how those “two natures” interact are baseless sophistry enabled by the shaky theological foundation. Since there are no two natures, any question of how they interact is moot.

                  As for incarnation of Sri Buddha, I was specifically referring to “Nirmankaya” (the physical manifestation of Sri Yuvaraj Siddhartha Gautam) vs “Dharmakaya” (the eternal manifestation of Sri Buddha, which is divine Dharma itself). There is no conflict or “mixing” here because both are 100% present in Sri Buddha (as also Sambhogakaya, which a bodhisattva attains after nirvana, a condition of life everlasting). The parallels to the Nazarene are striking — What is the 100% Divine Logos but the Eternal Dharmakaya? What is 100% mortal Man Jesus the son of a Jewish carpenter, who was flogged through the streets and died on a cross but Nirmankaya, and what still is the 100% eternal life everlasting of Christ resurrected but his ascension to Sambhogakaya?

                  (Hindus and Buddhists have a disagreement about Dharmakaya, where we consider Sri Vishnu as a personification of Dharma itself, but the rest basically holds for any incarnation/avatar, including Sri Ramchandra).

            • clovis says:

              “Fully man and fully God” is perfectly Chalcedonian.

        • Orthodox Nobleman says:

          It is not miaphysitism because Jim affirms Christ as both fully divine and fully human. If he stated that Christ was fully divine and fully human in one nature it would be heresy, but Jim affirms the Incarnation as a contradiction, which for our purposes is fine.

          The more ancient version of the Demon Worshiper Test:

          Jesus Christ is Lord, the Son of God, the Only-Begotten, Begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, Begotten, not made; of one essence with the Father, by whom all things were made:

          Who for us men and our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man;

          And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried;

          And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures;

          And ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father;

          And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end.

          Most non-Christians disregard theological precision as minutia, so do not take their wording too seriously, just look at the general picture.

  30. Mister Grumpus says:

    I hope someone IQ-me+30 can do an analysis/post-mortem on Qanon. Namely something using religious/purity spirals and game theory as analytical tools.

    There’s that Medium piece (“A Game Designer’s Analysis Of QAnon”), but it doesn’t try to answer just who the hell did this and why. It only asserts that it was a very smart and well-resourced team of someones, and I can’t disagree.

    For me, the biggest dog that never barked was that Trump never said “OK guys, I appreciate it, really, but you all need to step off this Q thing.”

    My best guess today is that it’s some IQ-500 enemy entryism. A radioactive turd in the punchbowl, pooped by galaxy brains. To start what’s essentially a toxic Manchurian mystery religion, within the R side, that would grow too large too quickly for Trump to disappoint and morally abandon his people by disavowing it.

    Or they did it themselves to try to keep up support and steer people away from the media, but then the golem got out of control somehow.

    Now there’s a great many perfectly decent people, who we’d all happily be neighbors with, with red “Q” letters sewn onto their digital clothing. And soon it’ll be a “dangerous mental illness” that will lose them their lobs, gun rights, credit ratings, kids, etc.

    21st Century Emmanuel Goldstein.

    And finally it’s a great accusation weapon. “Prove to us you’re not one of those Q people! Right now! Not good enough!”

    And finally, if these enemy galaxy-brains were longsighted enough to know that anonymous internet was going to be the very last means of resistance communication and coordination, then Qanon has done the work of preemptively humiliating people to run away from anons/non-namefags for a very long time.

    That’s my take, but you guys know I’m a depressive.

    And also, on the other hand, plan-trusting has surely kept a lot of desperate people from “screwing our optics and going in”, if you will, so there’s also that.

    (“False hope is better than no hope.” –Vox Day)

    I’ll tell you this: Qanon would definitely fail the Red Pill on Women test.

    • jim says:

      I don’t understand why my wordpress installation keeps putting you in the moderation queue, and am trying to fix it.

    • The Cominator says:

      If that is the tack the left is going for I’m perfect safe, I’ve probably denounced Q as retarded bullshit and enemy propaganda on facebook a hundred times.

    • Pooch says:

      I don’t think the enemy is/was smart enough to invent Q. It did seem to have a religious following though providing hope to the hopeless, perhaps filling the void Christianity use to have. I’d like to see if any of the Q tards were also practicing Christians. My guess would be not.

      • Pooch says:

        Q is a good example why we need a religion for our side. The holy war started and Some of our people Bought into retarded Blue/Purple-pilled cults because There were no better options.

      • The Cominator says:

        Strangely there are plenty of at least somewhat Christian Q tards…

        But in the absence of established religion people have always been prone to mix cults…

      • suones says:

        It did seem to have a religious following though providing hope to the hopeless, perhaps filling the void Christianity use to have.

        A good assessment. In the absence of a legitimate Imperial cult, Qanon was the nearest that many normies got to actually worshipping the God Emperor they needed (but didn’t deserve). “Trust God, because everything happens as he has planned” mutated into “Trust Trump, because everything happens as he has planned.”

        On the positive side, it was sheer force of will that made it a power to contend with. To all the moralfags who contend that “Eastern-style” autocracy is somehow “alien” to the Western mind, Qanon is a living counter-argument. The Czar isn’t God, but is a Saint worthy of veneration nonetheless. Of all the theoretical “Trump supporters,” only the Qanonists had the courage to take decisive action by marching on Washington. They also had the good sense to avoid mindless violence, which is the indicator of a “good” cult. If we know cults by their fruits, Qanon is certainly not the worst, and among the best.

        Trump’s capitulation was the reason for failure, not Qanon. All who deign to throw stones must first show a valid alternative cult.

    • jim says:

      > I’ll tell you this: Qanon would definitely fail the Red Pill on Women test.

      Anyone who fails the red pill on women test is no friend, even if he is an enemy of evil people who are your enemy, his detachment from reality means he is likely to do you harm.

      And Qanon’s detachment from reality caused him to do us harm.

      • suones says:

        I’ll tell you this: Qanon would definitely fail the Red Pill on Women test.

        Anyone who fails the red pill on women test is no friend, even if he is an enemy of evil people who are your enemy, his detachment from reality means he is likely to do you harm.

        [citation needed]

        What proof is there that Qanonists would fail the Red Pill on Women test at a higher rate than the general population? We’re talking normies here, who will generally fail the test. Does Qanonism make a normalfag more likely to fail the querelle des femmes?

        • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

          We could start with every Qanoner’s near-fanatical obsession with powerful heterosexual men having theoretical sex with young fertile-age women. Pizzagate, Epstein, the UK grooming gangs, Trump supposedly rounding up all the “pedos”, scarcely any Qanoner would shut up about any of these things. It’s Omega-tier sexual frustration or, in the case of the few female Qanon types, standard petty bitterness over their diminishing SMV.

          Maybe one or two of them were willing to Name the Gay, but very few. Most were the type to go into a white-hot rage, real or affected, over “sex trafficking” and, God forbid, “child sex trafficking”. Can you GET much more blue-pilled than that?

          I also lost count years ago of the number of memes featuring some pretty girl carrying a gun (often incorrectly) or wearing a red hat. It might be a subtly different flavor of simping from what you tend to see on mainstream social media, but it’s still simping.

    • Joe says:

      Q is a demon. It neutered Vox Day and may have destroyed an entire movement. Do not engage with it.

      • Pooch says:

        The fact that VD continues to push Q crap saying Trump will be POTUS Jan. 20th is starting to get to the point he’s acting in bad faith. He’s an actual enemy agent or trying to just profit off of it, but I wouldn’t trust anything he has to say going forward.

        • Theshadowedknight says:

          Agreed. He thinks having a high IQ and reading some theory makes him an expert on a lot of issues. A little bit of experience with the issues in question and you realize he doesn’t know nearly as much as he thinks he does. He is right on plenty of things, but his dedication to Q is either a sign that he is an enemy agent or that he is suffering from a huge amount of confirmation bias.

        • S.J., Esquire says:

          I have begun to think the same about the commentariat on this blog, who have greatly disappointed me in recent days. I would go so far as to say that we have really seen who one would want to share a foxhole with, and it ain’t the commenters here, who almost to a man have panicked and fled the field.

          As for VD, in my years of reading him, I have almost never seen him be wrong. I’m willing to indulge him a little further.

          Question for the blackpilled: what do you think the troops are in DC for?

          • Anon says:

            Holy hopium Batman!!!

          • jim says:

            The troops are there because Obama’s generals in the Pentagon are worried that what I have been hoping and praying for might happen.

            They are there to make sure it does not.

            There is a time to fight. The right needs legitimate leadership in order to fight. It has not got it, and it is getting mighty late for such leadership to arrive.

              • Pooch says:

                “Pelosi and Schumer put major pressure on DOD to ‘vet’ the troops in DC for pro-Trump sentiments – Senior defense source”

                https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1351014605900963844?s=20

                So much for the military standing up to the left.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Pooch

                  ”So much for the military standing up to the left.”

                  “Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press on Sunday that officials are conscious of the potential threat, and he warned commanders to be on the lookout for any problems within their ranks as the inauguration approaches. So far, however, he and other leaders say they have seen no evidence of any threats, and officials said the vetting hadn’t flagged any issues.”

                  Congress cries about “insider threats,” Pentagon says “they have seen no evidence.”

                  As for vetting by the FBI, I was vetted by the FBI before getting my military security clearance. This is routine for higher level security clearances.

                  Will the Pentagon allow itself to be defeated in the South China Sea? It won’t oppose official doctrine openly, but will try to make sure that conditions that cause it to lose a major battle in Eastern Europe and the South China Sea doesn’t happen.

                  Jack Posobiec and the news isn’t an accurate barometer on this. The Starship Livestreams are.

                  Curtis Yarvin’s predictions on the trajectory of the Trump Presidency was spot on so far. US Presidents really have little actual power… even less if they have dementia.

                  An American version of Brezhnev. That said, I’ve made preparations for the worst and have certain red flags I am watching for.

                • Pooch says:

                  Makes sense. Do share any red flags you see, if/when they arise.

                • Ace says:

                  Will the Pentagon allow itself to be defeated in the South China Sea? It won’t oppose official doctrine openly, but will try to make sure that conditions that cause it to lose a major battle in Eastern Europe and the South China Sea doesn’t happen.

                  I have no faith in this. Under Obama US carriers were going out without working radar systems and with only 1/3 of their phalanx systems operational while patroling the South China sea. We’re in much worse shape today. Pentagon officials have long been selected for progressive faith, not competence and any information that conflicts with that faith will be ignored and not passed on.

                • Pooch says:

                  Yeah if we are talking about South China Sea specifically, Jim has long said US capabilities have already deteriorated to the point that China would have significant advantage.

                  As for vetting by the FBI, I was vetted by the FBI before getting my military security clearance. This is routine for higher level security clearances.

                  Also, apparently to Posobeic’s reporting, they are vetting specifically for Trump support even looking at service members social media for any pro-Trump support. He also hinted that clearances are and have been pulled for having pro-Trump support. Not sure what you were vetted for but this seems to be going beyond just the “extremist/white supremicist” ties.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  ”I have no faith in this. Under Obama US carriers were going out without working radar systems and with only 1/3 of their phalanx systems operational while patroling the South China sea. We’re in much worse shape today. Pentagon officials have long been selected for progressive faith, not competence and any information that conflicts with that faith will be ignored and not passed on.”

                  I served when Obama was President, in the part of the military that had to work or US power would be over. The systems were working fine.

                • jim says:

                  How do you know they were working fine?

                  Did someone else report them to be fine?

                  As far as Shaniqua knows, everything is working fine, at least until the carrier stops moving.

                  I don’t know anything about the state of carrier radar. What I do know is that there is a rule in place that if the president orders a nuke tested, they have to get almost a presidential term lead time to prepare the test. Which strongly suggests that if the president orders a nuke fired in wrath …

                  The latest and greatest carrier is having problems launching planes and landing them. Most of the time, cannot launch. Most of our wonderful latest and greatest fighter bombers cannot fly, and when they can fly they “lack full operational capability”

                  Seventy year old ground to air cannon barrels are precious to the military, because troops need them for air to ground support. The modern cannon barrels have problems.

                  And why are we still using manned aircraft for air to ground support? The Turks are using drones, which, being smaller, less easily detectable, and more expendable, can go places where manned aircraft fear to go. The Turks ground to air support weapons are end guided, they can put twenty kilos of explosive on a pocket handkerchief, while the shells fired from our air to ground cannon land in an alarmingly broad area, because the plane has to stay out of the range of man carried ground to air missiles. Why are we primarily reliant on very old planes and very old weapons when our men need air support?

                  And, why is the Senate Lunch System Rocket using parts built a very long time ago for the space shuttle. (And still cannot get off the ground.)

                  When actual shooting happens, we see reliance on stuff built a very long time ago.

                  I predict that the US will drift rudderless into external war with Russia and or China, the way it was drifting rudderless into war with Russia under Obama, the way that Serbia started World War I by drifting rudderless into war with Austria, and that if in the ensuing conflict, the president orders a nuke fired, the missile probably will not launch, when finally a missile launches it will not land in the vicinity of the target, and when finally one of them lands in the vicinity of the target, the explosion will be subnuclear.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Pooch

                  ”Also, apparently to Posobeic’s reporting, they are vetting specifically for Trump support even looking at service members social media for any pro-Trump support. He also hinted that clearances are and have been pulled for having pro-Trump support.”

                  I think at this point, scribes like Posobeic have discredited themselves in the past three months. The whole scribe class is untrustworthy, except for Curtis Yarvin’s predictions. They have no idea what goes on inside the military.

                  The last straw I had for the scribe class was when Lin Wood and Sidney Powell turned “bombshell!” and “explosive!” into retarded clichés.

                • Ace says:

                  I served when Obama was President, in the part of the military that had to work or US power would be over. The systems were working fine.

                  And I have a friend who went out onboard the almost defenseless carrier in question who had first hand knowledge about the systems. They told the crew that the rest of the fleet would protect the carrier. Which sounded somewhat OK before destroyers started crashing into civilian ships because the diversity hires and women couldn’t steer them.

                  Such a pentagon was completely incapable of protecting the US then and they’re even more dysfunctional off now.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  ”And I have a friend who went out onboard the almost defenseless carrier in question who had first hand knowledge about the systems. They told the crew that the rest of the fleet would protect the carrier. Which sounded somewhat OK before destroyers started crashing into civilian ships because the diversity hires and women couldn’t steer them.”

                  “And I have a friend”

                  Which doesn’t trump my experience. Why should I even trust a scribe like you to make such a claim? The past three months has shown me otherwise when it comes to trusting scribes. You weren’t there, I was.
                  A random destroyer with a captainess is not critical to 24/7 US power. If it was, US power would’ve ended in the South China Sea then and the US dollar would’ve ceased to be reserve currency.

                  I can’t show livestreams of US special forces operations or SSBN reactor refuelings, but as a proxy for Pentagon strength, I can show you SpaceX Starship livestreams instead.

                • jim says:

                  > Which doesn’t trump my experience.

                  What is your experience? How do you know the radar was working properly? How do you know the point defense systems could do point defense?

                  I have no direct knowledge of any of this, but what I do see is that when troops need air to ground support, the effective to ground support comes from remarkably old systems using key parts that were built a remarkably long time ago. Just as parts built in the time of the shuttle are very precious to NASA, ground to air cannon barrels built seventy years ago are very precious to the military.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Jim

                  ”I have no direct knowledge of any of this, but what I do see is that when troops need air to ground support, the effective to ground support comes from remarkably old systems using key parts that were built a remarkably long time ago.”

                  “I have no direct knowledge of any of this,”

                  Exactly.

                  Only a couple of us here have military experience. Nearly everyone here has never worked with their hands. A lot of new commentators here talk about “should I continue with my law school,” “I think I should do my work remotely,” etc.

                  Where I served, most systems were brand new, complex evolutions were completed ahead of schedule. A deep contrast to the shit show that is the Senate Lunch System rocket or certain random destroyers with captainesses.

                  I can’t show a livestream of a special forces mission, or a livestream of a submarine reactor refuel.

                  Instead I can show a SpaceX Starship livestream as a proxy for general strength of the Pentagon.

                • Ace says:

                  Which doesn’t trump my experience. Why should I even trust a scribe like you to make such a claim? The past three months has shown me otherwise when it comes to trusting scribes. You weren’t there, I was.

                  I’m an engineer, not a scribe. I do pattern matching and software construction for a living. I didn’t take my friend seriously or rather I wanted to view it as the exception rather than the rule until destroyers started crashing. I then read the report on the last destroyer crash it quickly become clear that the crash happened because they had diversity hires and women in charge of everything, yet the only people punished were white males who had nothing to do with the crash.

                  One crashed destroyer can be a fluke, Defenseless carriers and four crashed destroyers is a pattern.

                  I had hoped that Trump would reverse this course but then “Mad Faggot” Mattis punished the Marines for testing women’s ability in combat with the most extensive study ever done on the subject. He fired the people who worked on the study and appointed a Shaniqua to be in charge in the Marines. Outside the special forces, the Marines were the last group of US troops who were still combat effective.

                  I can’t show livestreams of US special forces operations or SSBN reactor refuelings, but as a proxy for Pentagon strength, I can show you SpaceX Starship livestreams instead.

                  I watch pretty much every SpaceX live stream, hell I stayed up into the middle of the night to watch the static fire tests of SN5/6/8 finally happen. It’s given me great hope for the future, but what I’m looking at from the outside looks like the Pentagon faggots purging the military of the remaining competent people.

                  Like I said, I have no inside knowledge what’s going on in the military but I also know that when an institution is in decline the people on the inside tend to pretend everything is ok while the ship is sinking. I’m watching my own industry fail right now and while I’m personally well setup as things decline I’m deeply worried about the future.

                • The Cominator says:

                  R7 okay as an authentic member of the should be ruling warrior caste allow me to ask the following.

                  What is pozzed and not working in the US military, and what is working from what you observed and consistent with what you are legally allowed to talk about?

                  What is YOUR evaluation of how pozzed the upper ranks especially since the Bill Clinton purges (Obama’s purges were minor the generals really got purged under Bill Clinton) etc.

                  How much decay in American society will these pozzed generals tolerate before they decide they are better off not obeying a fake and gay leftist government.

                • The Cominator says:

                  I would also like the Shadowed Knight’s opinion on those questions because I believe he also has authentic warrior experience (if I’m wrong please correct me).

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace
                  ”I’m an engineer, not a scribe. I do pattern matching and software construction for a living.”
                  “I do pattern matching and software construction for a living.”

                  If you work in an office cubicle, you’re a scribe.

                  And I don’t trust your claims about “your friend,” I trust what my own eyes see and saw. I’m done trusting civilian scribes after these past three months (Where’s the Kraken? What is it?)

                  You don’t have to trust my words on this, you can use the SpaceX Starship livestream as a proxy for the Pentagon.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Cominator
                  O-5’s and O-6’s tend to be the highest rank that have to constantly deal with reality. Above that, skill with politics is required (telling the civilian’s bad idea is bad by “advising” “with all due respect sir”, something they just did multiple times to Nancy Pelosi).

                  Military units and systems critical to the US staying the superpower, are kept well maintained… while those not critical are where the social experiments appear (that’s why I believe the stories about captainesses crashing random destroyers).

                • jim says:

                  No they are not kept well maintained or we would not be reliant on very old weapons built around even older critical parts, our fighters would be able to reliably get off the ground or the carrier, and the nuke force would not insist on a three year lead time to test a nuke.

                  Superior holiness trumps battle readiness, and everyone pretends there is no contradiction until battle happens.

                  I think you are suffering from the same hallucinations that I see in the workplace on female workplace misconduct.

                  If everyone around you refuses to see what is smacking them in the face, it’s hard to see what is smacking you in the face.

                • Ace says:

                  If you work in an office cubicle, you’re a scribe.

                  Lumping me with enemy agents like Lin Wood and nutcases talking about Krakens is dishonest. I’d thought better of you.

                  I never trusted anything about the idea that Dominion machines corrupted the election would result in anything useful. Such systems can easily be checked against paper ballots which is where the push for verification should have been. Computer systems seem like magic to outsiders but I know exactly what they can and cannot do. Auditing a machine that can be erased with a software command is unlikely to prove useful.

                  I’m not part of the priesthood of lawyers nor a member of the bureaucracy. Do not insult me by calling me a scribe.

                  And I don’t trust your claims about “your friend,”

                  My friend’s first hand observation was born out by subsistent events of destroyers crashing. He was focused on the technical problems that he observed that commander didn’t take seriously, while the destroyer crashes showed his ship commander wasn’t an expectation, rather the rule. Doubting that account while ignoring crashed destroyers is hurting your own credibility.

                  You don’t have to trust my words on this, you can use the SpaceX Starship livestream as a proxy for the Pentagon.

                  Institutional failure, like bankruptcy happen bit by bit, then all at once. Space force showed that Trump being unable to reform the military, decided to bypass it by creating something new that worked. Biden is sure to gut it if as Jim says it’s Obama’s Generals who are in charge.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Jim
                  I have never interacted with the Shaniqua type when I was in the military. But after I left and worked with a company that employed Shaniqua, it was obvious. She could not follow even simple instructions, and I had to repair equipment in the factory that was damaged by her stupidity.

                  I think the cause of the destroyer crashes were exactly as you described because they were led by captainesses.

                  But I never served under a female CO.

                  In the part of the military that I served, the equipment had brand new replacements when needed.

                  The US can build brand new nuclear fuel cells (I can’t tell you how I know that too.)

                  But since I can’t show you any pictures or livestreams on the public internet (it would be illegal) of any of those things. I can instead link a SpaceX Starship livestream which is open to the public and can be used as a proxy for the Pentagon’s position.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  My opinion is that the US military has maybe, maybe a few months of operations against a significant military. That means Russia, China, possibly Turkey, Iran, and/or parts of Europe. The leadership down to the NCO and SNCO level is selected for incompetence. The officers are largely lost, incompetent, deluded, insane, or a combination thereof. The lower enlisted keep shit running despite a decrease in capability in the new guys. We can’t beat ragged goat-herders armed with AKs because of the poz, so we’d be in the shit if we had to fight an actual military.

                  I saw significant decreases in capability and competence in my time in, and that was years ago. I have no idea how bad it is now. I wouldn’t join for any money today. If they offered me a $1 million/year contract I’d wipe my ass with it and walk away.

                • Joe says:

                  R7 Rocket:

                  The test that I used for Trump’s weakness was that Jim Acosta was allowed to exist in his presence. All Trump had to do was make this man disappear and his power would be visible to all. I will use the same test for the Pentagon’s strength or weakness.

                  Can you name one public profile, stupid, worthless, evil, simian-twitterati-redditor-type person who has disappeared since Trump lost power?

                  (It must obviously be because too far left, not insufficiently left, and so likely to have been done at the behest of warriors, not priests.)

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  ”I’m not part of the priesthood of lawyers nor a member of the bureaucracy. Do not insult me by calling me a scribe.”

                  You’re a limpwristed scribe who works in an office cubicle. Just accept it. You’re no different than Lin Wood and Sidney Powell.

                  And like the wimp you are, you continue to post even after I provided you a link of the SpaceX Starship livestream. Posting word salad after word salad doesn’t trump a livestream of the actual activity.

                  The livestream is a far superior red flag check of the Pentagon’s strength than anybody’s word, including my word.

                • The Cominator says:

                  Seems like almost opposite opinions.

                  TSK seems to think the whole military structure is rotten including the NCO leadership (this is not what I’ve heard). TSK’s take is about the most pessimistic assessment of the US military overall I’ve ever heard as a matter of fact.

                  R7 seems to think almost all ranks below generals are fine (this is what I’ve been told by most of my friends who’ve been in the military) and that things are better than we think.

                  Tales I’ve heard IRL confirm R7’s tale about the ranks but seem to think that a lot of stuff doesn’t work in the military because of poor higher command level decisions.

                  I cannot evaluate any of this independently.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  My NCOs were largely shit. I had a few good ones, but it was mostly just the guys who picked up quick and then left after a single term. SNCOs were worse, with your best bet being a family man that had to stay in for the benefits. Most of the upper ranks stayed in because they were institutionalized by the military or because they couldn’t roll their skills(or lack therof) to a job outside the military.

                  The rot has absolutely set in at all levels. The officers are the worst, and it gets better the farther you go down. The lower enlisted basically have to hold the whole thing together themselves, and the truly capable were resented for that by the higher ranks. I wasn’t the best, but I was pretty good, and I saw what being the best got you, and just settled for being good but not too good. The few men that I served with that got the most done and knew the most about everything got fucked the hardest. I’m pretty sure they all left. There is a massive failure in institutional learning, and its going to bite deep in a serious fight.

                • Pooch says:

                  Outside the special forces, the Marines were the last group of US troops who were still combat effective.

                  The red flag I’m looking for is what happens to SF. If they start purging and dissolving SF units like in Germany, the writing is on the wall.

                  I think at this point, scribes like Posobeic have discredited themselves in the past three months.

                  I wouldn’t lump Posobeic in with them. He’s former Navy Intel and never bought into the dumb Sidney Powell theories. He knows what goes inside the military and He’s been proven credible with his reporting. I’d also have to say the same with Bannon (also former Navy). He never bought into the Q crap either to his credit but Bannon doesn’t tend to break news like Posobeic does.

                  Lin Wood and Sidney Powell lawyerly types, although loyal to the President, clearly lost all their credibility. Lawyers in general just shouldn’t be trusted like military men, their motives always seem to be sketcky and that was my fault for buying into their propaganda.

                • Ace says:

                  Lin Wood and Sidney Powell lawyerly types, although loyal to the President, clearly lost all their credibility. Lawyers in general just shouldn’t be trusted like military men, their motives always seem to be sketcky and that was my fault for buying into their propaganda.

                  Right leaning Lawyers appear to be grasping that their profession is about to die. It’s been commonly understood for a while that little people get crushed by the corrupt courts but now wealthily and corruptions are getting crushed as well. There’s no need for lawyers if the courts only dish out political injustice or just straight up take bribes. I think Sidney Powell wanted to make Trump’s fixing the system a reality by believing so hard it became a reality. It ended poorly for her. Lin Wood is just another enemy agent.

                  @R7 Rocket

                  You’re nothing more than a SpaceX fan boy who spends his days meekly doing a Sheboon’s bidding.

                • Ace says:

                  *Should be corporations, not corruptions.

                • Theshadowedknight says:

                  Women are also a good barometer for SF. If they make them allow women into SF, thats as good as disbanding them.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Cominator

                  ”R7 seems to think almost all ranks below generals are fine (this is what I’ve been told by most of my friends who’ve been in the military) and that things are better than we think.”

                  I know that the crashing captainess destroyers were real and I would imagine that the crews would’ve had the same opinions of their officers as TSK (fully justified opinions). It wasn’t the case in the part of the military I was in (I never had female CO’s).

                  The only real red flag check on the Pentagon’s strength that doesn’t involve being current active duty, is the SpaceX Starship livestreams. And that’s only a proxy.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Pooch

                  ”The red flag I’m looking for is what happens to SF. If they start purging and dissolving SF units like in Germany, the writing is on the wall.”

                  And how would you know that? From the news? The news cannot be trusted, not as much as an actual livestream.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  ”You’re nothing more than a SpaceX fan boy who spends his days meekly doing a Sheboon’s bidding.”

                  You think I’m a shill? Let’s see who the shill is:

                  Answer this multiple choice RedPill on women question.

                  Complete the following the sentence: Women misbehave because –
                  [A] Capitalism makes them misbehave, by economically incentivizing reckless high time-reference behavior over long-term planning. The capitalist class benefits from one night stands and sterility, as it benefits from third world immigration of spendthrift cheap labor to replace frugal whites.
                  [B] The Jews make them misbehave, since the Jews own the media and the entire entertainment industry from Hollywood down to the tiniest pornography studio, and use them to direct propaganda at women, telling them to fuck blacks and lowlifes. The Jews deliberately intend for dysgenesis to occur, as part of their long-term White Genocide plan.
                  [C] Sorry, but this is a misleading question. Women don’t misbehave at all. All misbehavior is done by men, who are vile pigs.
                  [D] Lecherous men make them misbehave, since men are ultimately responsible for all female behavior (including misbehavior), and unlike women, men have self-control and moral agency. Thus it logically follows that any female misbehavior would merely reflect bad decisions taken by irresponsible and lustful men.
                  [E] They are feral, blindly following ancient instincts from the time we were apes in the jungle, which instincts tell them to cruise for rape by alpha male Chads, and to resist kicking-and-screaming all attempts to restrain them from pursuing alpha male Chads. Stable monogamy has always been a conspiracy by men against women.

                • Ace says:

                  “I know that the crashing captainess destroyers were real and I would imagine that the crews would’ve had the same opinions of their officers as TSK (fully justified opinions). It wasn’t the case in the part of the military I was in (I never had female CO’s).”

                  Skipper was a man. The woman he left running the ship at night couldn’t steer without GPS course setting. She wasn’t talking to the CIC because she was having a tiff with the female officer in charge. The civilian ship got too close to use normal GPS controls to avoid a collision. So she tried to manually steer the ship and she used the controls in the exact opposite manner and turned directly into the civilian ship.

                  She wasn’t punished for this. Nor was any the diversity hires punished for not keeping a look out or the CIC officer who failed to alert the bridge. The only people punished were white males who were not even involved in the crash. That’s how deep the rot goes.

                • Ace says:

                  @R7

                  >You think I’m a shill? Let’s see who the shill is:

                  LOL, I’ve never seen such an over reaction from a Sheboon gofer boy.

                  But I’ll indulge you since I like your shill test. Women like to be raped, as I know personal experience with several women. They liked to be owned and become quite upset when I as a young blue pilled man failed to take ownership of them. I didn’t understand this behavior until I years later when I learned at the feet of Roissy the self style minion of Satan who taught us to enjoy the decline. I learned that female behavior more closely resembled Chimp female behavior. During this time I read studies were men were only turned on by pictures of human females while pretty much any animal or ape display of dominance showed attraction by women.

                  The fact that women act like Chimp females mystified me until Jim pointed that women have done very little mate selection in the last million years or so, since the invention of spears, so they practice their Chimp behavior when given the freedom to so. Women are happiest and best off when owned by an by a man.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  Your answer looks close enough. But this is a multiple choice question.

                  Complete the sentence.

                • Ace says:

                  @R7

                  Nah, that’s all you get. You done with the petty insults? Neither of us are shills and I never implied that you were.

                • Joe says:

                  R7 Rocket:

                  Let’s see who the shill is

                  You have not answered my question here. An alpha male does not yell at every chihuahua that crosses his path, yet every once in a while, perhaps even just once in a lifetime, he needs to pick up that yapping, barking, mincing, growling, angry little rat, and smash its fucking head against a rock.

                  I am also interested in knowing what religion you are. Would you please recite the articles of faith for your religion? If you are Christian then the articles are here. Jim and I have already spoken them.

                  Regarding your redpill on women question, I find it highly amusing and instructive that Belle Delphine titled her recent kidnap-rape porno My Perfect First Date.

                  Two similarly amusing and instructive comments I have heard from women in my life:

                  “Why don’t you tie me up and beat the shit out of me?”

                  “I wish you would just chain me to the wall so that I didn’t have to worry about anything.”

                  The latter seems to suggest that a woman’s anxiety goes down as the degree to which she perceives that her owner exercises ownership over her goes up.

                  Regardless of anything I have said, I am happy to answer one of your multiple choice questions if you want me to.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Ace

                  ”Nah, that’s all you get. You done with the petty insults? Neither of us are shills and I never implied that you were.”

                  Answer the RedPill on Women question. It’s multiple choice for a reason. It defeats obfuscation.

                • Pooch says:

                  And how would you know that? From the news? The news cannot be trusted, not as much as an actual livestream.

                  I’d assume the military times and such would be factual if whole SF units get disbanded as they were in Germany. I could be wrong with that though due to normalcy bias.

                  Women are also a good barometer for SF. If they make them allow women into SF, thats as good as disbanding them.

                  Not looking good for the Green Berets…https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/12/31/1st-female-green-beret-faces-minor-misdemeanor-charge-accidentally-firing-gun-police-say.html

                  as a proxy for Pentagon strength, I can show you SpaceX Starship livestreams instead.

                  I haven’t been following that closely. What is the Pentagon’s role in that project which SpaceX is not responsible for?

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Joe

                  Nobody cares about some random crazy redditor.

                  How about you answer one my simple multiple choice RedPill on Women questions?
                  They have a 100% detection rate against FBI/NGO shills.

                  There’s a pornography question on this comment section.
                  There’s an AoC (Age of Consent) question.
                  And this one, a women misbehave because _______ question.

                  All multiple choice.

                • Ace says:

                  @Pooch

                  After they fail with female recruits for a few years they probably integrate them anyways and then never again send them on missions. Instead they’ll go around the country encouraging little girls to join the the military.

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Pooch

                  ”I’d assume the military times and such would be factual if whole SF units get disbanded as they were in Germany. I could be wrong with that though due to normalcy bias.”

                  All civilian news reporters and other scribes are untrustworthy. And they are useless for determining the Pentagon’s strength compared to the SpaceX Starship livestream. SpaceX is the reason the US Rocket industry is #1 in the world (US space industry wasn’t #1 in 2010), and the Pentagon’s dominance in space is reliant on SpaceX. Starship means Starfleet. A power that the Pentagon wants.

                  ”I haven’t been following that closely.”

                  That’s fine, a lot of people here don’t know. And then there are shills who claim they’re very smart and credentialed, who claim they can answer every question on aerospace… then hilariously claim that SpaceX uses “clusters of 1970s boosters” and that Russian offerings were better than the Falcon 9 Block 5 reusable boosters!

                • Joe says:

                  @R7 Rocket

                  Should we make pornography illegal? [C] No, because male desire for sexual gratification is not causing society any problems. Now, we should ban gay, tranny, and cuck porn. And we should ban romance novels.

                  Should the AoC be raised from 16-18 to 21-25? [C] No, and in fact, there should be no AoC. Consent is opaque to a woman. Women seek to score alpha male dick from a disturbingly young age, and are apt to succeed when they grow boobs. The solution is young marriage for women, shotgun marriage, and in some cases marriage-by-abduction.

                  Women misbehave because [E] They are feral, blindly following ancient instincts from the time we were apes in the jungle, which instincts tell them to cruise for rape by alpha male Chads, and to resist kicking-and-screaming all attempts to restrain them from pursuing alpha male Chads. Stable monogamy has always been a conspiracy by men against women.

                  Nobody cares about some random crazy redditor.

                  And nobody cares about you passing your own test. Anyone can propose a test that he can pass. You need to pass a test that someone else has proposed.

                  You have as much credibility as the undercover officer in Breaking Badwho tells a dealer he can detect undercover officers by asking them if they are a cop. He asks the officer who responds “no” then sells him the drugs, and is predictably arrested. Don’t laugh, there are people in real life who believe this also.

                  Trump failed. There were successful SpaceX launches on Trump’s watch. How do successful SpaceX launches on your watch signify your success to Trump’s failure?

                  crazy redditor

                  Strawman. I am talking about the individuals that spent the last four years barking at Trump, of which Jim Acosta is the archtype. Just one worthless little priest of Satan, disappeared, not even dead, maybe just sent ironically to Venezuela. This should pose no problem for someone capable of putting one hundred tonnes into orbit, should it not?

                • R7 Rocket says:

                  @Joe

                  Good you passed the test. The purpose of the test is to make one commit a thoughtcrime that his NGO supervisor and HR wouldn’t allow.

                  A shill would’ve refused to answer, even when you fed the answer to him, since acknowledging the question’s very existence is a thoughtcrime.

                  “I am talking about the individuals that spent the last four years barking at Trump, of which Jim Acosta is the archtype.”

                  Why would Trump matter in this particular discussion? Trump isn’t a warrior.

                • Joe says:

                  @R7 Rocket

                  If a job gets done that did not get done on Trump’s watch then this signals that a warrior, rather than a priest or a merchant, is in charge.

                  I am an amateur. If a professional is in charge then I will stand down and enjoy my life. If a professional is not in charge then I will pick up my sword, as I have before, and go into battle, until a professional arrives, or until I become that professional.

                  I want to know if I should pick up my sword again.

          • The Cominator says:

            The problem is Trump panicked and fled the field on the 6th…

            • Theshadowedknight says:

              Barnes said he never intended to take the field. That is the worst case scenario. We thought he might be suffering from normalcy bias, and that kind of proves it. He is–again, according to Barnes–very upset with the people who protested in the Capitol, which means he is not the man to lead us. We need a warrior, not a merchant, and in the end he really thought he could reform Washington.

              • R7 Rocket says:

                @TSK

                Yeah, the civilian scribes and merchants really let us down.

                • Ace says:

                  Where are these warriors to lead us? We’re crying out for a warrior to step and guide this nation into the future and the best we could find is a merchant that the priesthood ate alive. The warrior class needs to step up.

                  Kings are warriors. Where is our king?

                • The Cominator says:

                  Sounds like from what R7 is saying is that you’ll need a colonels coup for it to happen right now. Colonels coups do happen (and there has been one example of sergeants couping successfully) but its hard and harder in big militaries…

                  More likely the civilians have to screw up so badly the generals pozzed as they are decide to throw them out anyway.

                • jim says:

                  Usual sequence is that the pozzed politicians increasingly use state violence against each other, reply on a pozzed general, who makes himself dictator, the dictator discovers he is being outflanked on the left, moves left, his enemies move left faster, he realizes he really does have enemies on the left, puts an end to the holiness spiral, and leftism, deprived of new applecarts to knock over, slowly dies, becoming the empty shell of a state religion to which everyone gives lip service, but no one believes.

          • Joe says:

            … the commentariat on this blog, who have greatly disappointed me in recent days. I would go so far as to say that we have really seen who one would want to share a foxhole with, and it ain’t the commenters here …</blockquote.

            Question for the blackpilled: …

            What a rude way to prelude to a question. Drop your attitude and ask it again.

          • Theshadowedknight says:

            I don’t see you, VD, or anyone else zerg rushing the Capitol. You aren’t sharing a foxhole with anyone, let alone men like us. Besides, while you all don’t do a fucking thing because you are “trusting the plan,” the rest of us are getting ready to weather what is coming next.

          • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

            Say what? VD has been wrong more times and about more things than any rational person would be willing to count. He couldn’t even accurately assess the state and trajectory of his own little country of residence. Where is Savior Salvini now? Almost totally out of power and being brought up on trumped-up charges for the horrible crime of refusing to allow one measly boat with 100 migrants to land. Yellow Vests, crushed. Brexit, nerfed. Catalonian separatists, vanished. Think we’ll ever see a mea culpa from him?

            No, you won’t hear VD report on these things, or anything else that paints his predictions in a bad light, because he never admits when he’s been wrong and likes to spray squid ink about how “we’ll never really know” and “the only thing you can’t trust is the official story” and so on, and then allow them to fade from memory. Almost anything he makes resembling a concrete prediction turns out to be dead wrong, which is why he refuses to make concrete predictions anymore, and only posts things that “might not be true” but are “very interesting” from his buddies at CDAN, Neon Revolt, AnonCon, and so on, and they generally turn out to be even more wrong than he is. Who the hell is “monkeywerxus” and why should anyone care that his “analysis” agrees with VDs?

            Ask yourself this about VD, because he sure won’t let anyone ask him directly: if the 20th comes and goes and nothing interesting happens, will he admit that he was wrong, or will he invent some story about how everything was going according to plan but it all got foiled at the last minute in some cartoonish Hollywood fashion, and even now Trump’s unseen allies are scheming away in some dark corner, plotting to take back the power they never really had in the first place, and it’s all going to explode any day now, through the divine magic of Information?

            Watch and see – he will find a way to drag this out long past the 20th. When Trump starts being “investigated”, he will claim that it’s really a ploy to dig up more dirt on Democrats. When he gets arrested, it will be a ploy to lull the left into a false sense of security. When he and his family get tossed in prison, it will be the Calm Before The Storm, with heavily armed commandos standing by to break him out and storm the capital at any moment. When they finally decide to execute him, either he won’t really be dead or he was planning to be a martyr all along.

            This is how flim-flammers, gangstalkers and doomsday cults operate. They can never be wrong. If the doomsday comes and goes, it’s because they’ve been granted a temporary reprieve. If the evidence turns out to be a dud, it’s because some even bigger evidence is about to emerge. If the mark discovers the con, the mark is just stupid and sour grapes and doesn’t understand the importance of optimism and teamwork. Here in reality, nobody is right all the time, everyone is wrong sometimes, and if you find yourself believing that someone has never been wrong or can’t be wrong, then it’s a good indication that they’re full of shit and you’ve fallen for it.

            If his schtick is the emotional tampon you need in order to cope with the sorry state of life and politics in the western world right now, then by all means keep reading his blog, but don’t even think about comparing us with that ridiculous aging blowhard. There’s a difference between “not being black pilled” and furiously mashing buttons for hours on the Game Over screen.

            • The Cominator says:

              Teddy Spaghetti’s gammas are just a summation of the negative traits of his own personality, secret king wins again.

            • Pooch says:

              Excellently stated. The fact that VD mixes in plugs for his comics and products leads me to believe it’s all just a con to funnel readers into dollars. One of the many signs that I knew Jim spoke the truth was that his blog has never had advertisements for anything. From the fruits you will know them.

              • Theshadowedknight says:

                Nah, I really think VD bought into it. It was tempting to see all of this secret stuff happening that was largely opaque to the outside and think that maybe Trump would go through with it. Once the predictions started failing I stopped listening, but I can see why someone would stay with it. Hard to admit you were that wrong.

                I dont think its a con when he looks this ridiculous. If anything, it locks him out of more mainstream access because he ends up in the Alex Jones zone. Don’t hit on the man for making money by making culture for us, as flawed as it is. Its an improvement, and–more importantly–it is swimming right. He deserves to make money for that and for trying to archive the old wisdom.

                • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

                  Aye, since he doesn’t write critiques of free trade and such anymore, turning right-wing fantasies into commercially-viable products is actually one of the few things he’s doing right.

                  I find his political analysis to be worse than useless now, but I’ll gladly cheer on and maybe even chip in a few bucks for another Alt-Hero Q or whatever he’s working on. A body of fiction and escapism around Q that doesn’t take itself too seriously could be much more powerful than the real Qanon ever was, assuming it survives the oncoming purge. Entertainment really does influence culture, and we ought to be thinking about the long game now. I assume a lot of people here homeschool their children, but they can’t be learning all the time, and that’s where the Castalia stuff and the bootleg copies of Murdoch Murdoch come in. They may not be as red-pilled as any of us would like, but they’re a damn sight better than anything else that’s been produced in the past 40 years.

                  I lament VD’s loss of ability to differentiate reality from fiction, but I applaud his actual works of fiction and his commercial successes in general.

    • Podium of Peace says:

      Q originated on 4chan and 8chan. It was random jews posting inside government information for shits and giggles. Some true, some fiction. The Q narrative became distorted once a platform became established.

      Q was appealing to the boomer class due to a desire to believe that there was someone behind it all in control.

      There is no one in control! The country is in freefall.

    • Ex says:

      I think Q and Qanon were not one thing, and it’s a mistake at the outset to try analyzing them that way. There was no single puppet master or organization, no unitary plan.

      I think there was probably someone who had an initial plan,
      and someone else who tried to hijack it with a different plan,
      and quite possibly multiple someones trying to hijack it in conflicting directions,
      and some true believers in an abstract idea who noticed the hijack and convinced themselves “I know the original and best Qanon” even as they were inventing a new kind of Qanon patched up with good things from elsewhere,
      and some plain old trolls who found a community ready to take the bait because the Democrats were so obviously wrong and evil that any anti-Democrat statement received the benefit of the doubt,
      and some human psychology of self-justification that when the arrest of Hillary Clinton has been promised and never manifests they double down on inventing excuses so as to believe they weren’t wrong – the arrests are just delayed,
      and some other factors.

      The Medium piece asserts it was cleverly planned to play people. I disagree. People played themselves, for the most part. Q had no essence, it spread and mutated to fit the contours of men’s minds. The good fit with some personalities was from evolution, not design.

    • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

      The “dog that didn’t bark” makes perfect sense from the frame of Qanon being a psyop, not by the establishment, but by Trump or his surrogates against his own base, in order to keep them from noticing that he really just wanted to govern as a moderate and improve his favorability among minorities and soccer moms, and was not really making a lot of aggressive moves. To keep them hitched to the rusty square wheel of democracy.

      He made moves that sounded aggressive, as we all know, but very few that actually were. Events such as Lafayette Park were the very rare exception to the rule. If his plan all along was to go Fishing in the Rubicon, then can you think of a better way than Qanon to keep his followers hooked, thinking non-stop for four years that he was mere days away from crossing? Having people think you’re going to cross is essential to the charade, and without something like Qanon, a whole lot more people would have written him off a whole lot sooner.

      False hope is not better than no hope. Hope is inaction, and false hope is pointless and destructive inaction. Given that the “screw your optics” events are almost invariably false flags and/or fed manipulation, I find it highly unlikely that Qanon prevented any real optics disasters – which, with the benefit of hindsight, we now know wouldn’t have made a difference anyway.

  31. Ace says:

    They do appear to be rounding up the left as well:

    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1350281084567744515

  32. Cloudswrest says:

    This needs to be pounded in repeatedly.

    https://twitter.com/BluntForceTrut1/status/1349198522588016640

    • Ace says:

      It’s illegal to mass pull phone data without a warrant for individuals. But legality has been out the window for a while now. I wonder if they’ll finally outlaw burner phones? Last time I checked you could still buy a burner and some prepaid cards with cash.

      • C4ssidy says:

        They’ve caught so many criminals just by thinking up clever ways to label burner phones, such as tracing the shop it was brought from, nearby phone signals at the time etc. They have probably become somewhat of a honeytrap

  33. Obake says:

    Just realized I still had Aidan’s last post up on a brave browser window. Hopefully you can load the wayback version if you want to read it. It’s quite good: https://web.archive.org/web/20210108004029/https://aidanmaclear.wordpress.com/2021/01/07/we-lost-now-what/

  34. onyomi says:

    Is the currently extreme level of security in DC because they’re actually afraid of serious attacks on the inauguration or because they want people to think they are?

    One thing’s for certain: the façade of normalcy has been punctured.

    • Ace says:

      It’s to quell the left the left and to establish the Democrats single party dictatorship on the basis of hard power. Can’t have people protesting when the dictator officially takes power.

      • Pooch says:

        Yes massive show of force to let it be known Biden has the complete backing of the military. This is needed in banana republics so the legitimate authority of the leader is not questioned by the population.

        I also would not put it past the deep state to orchestrate a glowing false flag militia “attack” for which they can then claim they were prepared for it to qualm the feminine elite’s fears.

        • Ace says:

          I don’t have any particular insight about the military, but when the military refused Pelosi’s orders about the nuclear codes that indicated to me that they intended to be independent power brokers, not slaves to the Dems in our new age without law and legal authority. I’m not sure Biden and the deep state is going to be able to control them.

          I think Biden and the Deep State’s best bet to keep in power is to cut a deal with the Military to protect against the left, just as Hitler did, though after Hitler cut a deal with them, he made sure to remove their their best and brightest top level generals to ensure he really did control them, which cost Germany a lot in Russia(Halder, LOL). Biden’s in a much weaker position because his militia is Antifa, a group who would gladly dispose of him if the Military decides not to defend him. The German military had a real fear that the Storm Troopers would replace them if they didn’t cut a deal with Hitler to be subservient to him. I can’t see how Biden and the Deep state can force a similar deal on the US military.

          As it was, the German Military was always ready to remove Hitler the moment he fucked up, but after the fall of France victory after victory had resulted in a military no longer in a position to do so, after which the SS grew unchallenged to ensure it was no longer possible to challenge Hitler. I have a had time believing that the Deep state will result in anything other than one bloody mess after another, not victory.

          • Pooch says:

            I think Biden and the Deep State’s best bet to keep in power is to cut a deal with the Military to protect against the left,

            If the Sullivan release is any indication, they are not doing anything to defend against the left but maybe that will change when Biden gets in.

          • Pooch says:

            I don’t have any particular insight about the military, but when the military refused Pelosi’s orders about the nuclear codes that indicated to me that they intended to be independent power brokers, not slaves to the Dems in our new age without law and legal authority.

            Milley’s comments definitely seem that way, that they are not beholden to any individual, their only allegiance is to the vague “Constitution”.

    • R7 Rocket says:

      The Pentagon should make the 20,000 strong National Guard troops in DC a permanent feature. Maybe increase that force to 100,000.

      Make it a command equal to CentCOM, StratCOM, NorthCOM, SpaceCOM, etc.

      Its commander should be given the title, “Praetorian Prefect.”

      • The Cominator says:

        20000 is enough for a Praetorian guard. Dont think the guard at its height was more than that.

        • R7 Rocket says:

          I think the original Praetorian Guard was 16,000… for a city of 2 million Roman Citizens.

          • R7 Rocket says:

            The DC metro area has 6 million+ citizens.

          • The Cominator says:

            Don’t think Rome had more than 1 million at the time of Augustus, might have gotten slightly bigger by the time of Trajan but probably steadily declined after that.

            Don’t think too many premodern cities were over 1 million people for long even if big imperial capitals… MAYBE Alexandria (which pretty consistently had a larger population than Rome) but nowhere else.

            Sounds like the guard under Augustus was only about 5000 men (don’t know if this included his German personal bodyguard) and it got to 15000 under the Severans.

      • Pooch says:

        Yes the mayor is hiniting that this is not just a temporary thing. The barbed wire doesn’t seem like its going anywhere.

    • Anonymous 2 says:

      There seems to be quite a bit of fear along with petty rage. An article with a number of interesting quotes.

      https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/07/capitol-hill-riots-doj-456178

      Of course, they never mention, say, Democrat theatre of activists hammering on the doors of congress at the Kavanaugh hearings or Jimmy Carter pardoning the Puerto Rican terrorists who actually attacked congress in a previous era, or that unmemorable Scalise incident a few years ago. But I shall refrain from empty point scoring; the fallout is what is interesting here.

      • The Cominator says:

        What a POS Kavanaugh turned out to be though, imagine not supporting the Texas case after Trump stood by him through that bullshit. Gorsuch and Barrett did not have a super duper leftist chimpout but Kavanaugh has absolutely no honor.

        • Ace says:

          It’s a class thing. Kav, Gor, and Barrett are part of the political elite and the Merchant Trump and his proles are not. That was Regan’s basic problem too, even though he worked his way up the ranks of the political elite job by job and was considered a member of the class… he didn’t have the right priestly credentials to rule. That’s why Bush Sr. tried to have him murdered and why he got so much push back. Trump never had a chance because when push came to shove, the elite cohere around their class to make sure the other was not allowed power.

          Trump spent years getting ready to win the political game by honing his personality and political skills on TV, when he should have bought his way into Harvard and gotten a MS in some shitty field to get those priestly credentials.

          • R7 Rocket says:

            Trump should’ve had military command experience. No bonespur excuses.

            • Ace says:

              It should have been a Red flag to everyone that Trump and his Sons didn’t have any military experience. Being a tough guy is a different sort of thing than being a warrior. Even Joe Kennedy made sure his Sons served and he prepped them for elite politics.

              I’ve been in tons of fights, beaten up people who needed it, and faced down someone threating me with a gun but that’s a different experience from commanding men in battle. I don’t have any confidence in my ability to command men in battle or performing as part of a military unit. It’s just outside my experience despite my intense interest in military history.

              Rather makes me wish I’d signed after college for a few years.

              • suones says:

                I second this wholeheartedly. I would make military service compulsory, even if a nominal one- or two- year round, for all adult men and unmarried women. Very similar to the Israeli policy.

          • “It’s a class thing. Kav, Gor, and Barrett are part of the political elite and the Merchant Trump and his proles are not. ”

            Yeah. “Newbug” i.e. later Yarvin is not of the same quality as the old one, but called this. https://graymirror.substack.com/p/vae-victis

            “In the 1980s, Republicans realized that the revolution of the 1960s had swept away all of America’s prestigious institutions, and nothing was left. Since they still had a fair dose of 20th-century energy left, they set about producing a new leadership class. The cream of this crop—the absolute cream, completely top people, sharp as a tack—are the Court’s core conservacon majority: Roberts, Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Barrett.

            The deep conservatives on the Court—Thomas and Alito—came of age when there was no right-wing establishment at all. So they had to learn to think for themselves. Like many, they became addicted to this awful habit. Even when it is obviously not in their best interest, they cannot give up thinking for themselves.”

            “Most Republicans do not understand their ‘80s leadership class and its ‘80s philosophy. Besides their realtor souls—a charming, unimaginative type of human being, not at all inconsistent with the highest levels of energy and intelligence, not at all revolutionary material—their primary flaw is philosophical and even educational. They have simply been taught the wrong things. This bad philosophy has burned itself into their brains and they are too old to fix.

            Young conservacons are taught to believe that America has the best government in the world, ever; that its ideas are the best ideas in the world, ever; and that its institutions are the best institutions in the world, ever. Yes, sadly, these institutions are ailing. But it is not their present form that is ideal—only their ideal form is ideal, of course…”

            “The power of the Federalist Society to get jobs for its members is not at all in question. By this standard, the Federalist Society is a smashing success. As for do them right—what does that even mean? When you get there—you don’t even know what it means.

            Maybe you don’t know what it means. You do know what it means to get bad press, though. As well as good press. Your institution is what it is; naturally, doing your job well means defending your institutions. Which means getting them good press… and soon, you’re wagging your tail like a dog at the offal-door of the Truth Department.

            And yet since at least the ‘80s, it has been obvious to even the dogs in the street that America’s clear human decline is caused not by damage to her ideas and institutions, but by those ideas and institutions themselves.

            The conservacon always gets nowhere, not because he is a bad person, but because he has the wrong goals. He is trying to repair what he should be trying to obliterate. He is oblivious to what he should be trying to preserve, which is not our garbage ideas and our corrupt, bloated institutions, but our beautiful land and wonderful people. What if America prevailed not because of its philosophy, but despite it? A heavy thought, man.”

            • suones says:

              What if America prevailed not because of its philosophy, but despite it?

              Treason doth never prosper. America “prevailed” due to massive natural resources and human capital, but it has been expending those gifts at faster and faster rates.

        • Anonymous 2 says:

          One might reasonably consider all of Trump’s picks to be failures. Lack of character.

        • Kavanaugh’s been part of the Deep State since he helped cover up the Vince Foster murder. After the original lead investigator resigned in disgust, they brought Kavanaugh in and he did exactly as he was told.

          https://www.fbicover-up.com/justice-brett-kavanaugh.html

      • Ace says:

        The only fear is media induced. People are being told to be afraid and thus they act afraid. Anyone who’s watched the videos are both confused at why the cops keep letting people by and why there’s almost no violence. The average Antifa mob is 10x more violent.

        • Anonymous 2 says:

          I meant the deep state is evidently shaken. See article.

          • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

            Obviously, since our ‘non-governmental’ governing apparatus is what’s payrolling antifa in the first place. They are their own guys, instruments of policy, while Amerikaners who showed up at the capitol are not, so of course, they feel concerned about the latter, but not the former. Why should they be concerned by allies?

            (They should feel concerned of course, by those, by the life choices that have led them to such circles they find themselves in today in general; the greatest killer of communists is other communists.)

  35. R7 Rocket says:

    More cracks appear on the fringes of the Cathedral’s empire.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/AP/status/1349877223289925634

  36. Ace says:

    So it looks like their little Reichstag fire storming of the capital plot is falling apart and the death count wasn’t the size they wanted in the first place. I think this increases the likelihood of a second false flag ease the passage of the enabling act.

    • onyomi says:

      I think the overall effect and optics of the Capitol raid were positive, even if there was an extent to which it was a false flag. I wouldn’t be surprised if they try to remedy this, but I think that, after the Summer of Floyd, people are a lot less quick to react with the shock and horror expected of them after e.g. Charlottesville.

      • pyrrhus says:

        The Capitol “break-in” was led by Antifa/BLM including leader John Sullivan, which was known since Jan.6, and accompanied by CNN personnel, including Jade Sacker, pictured inside the Capitol with Sullivan….https://twitter.com/amuse/status/1349885882262761473

        • Pooch says:

          Sounds like John Sullivan is on CNN’s payroll.

        • Pooch says:

          I wonder if John Sullivan’s crew was passing these out…https://twitter.com/EggerDC/status/1346848147553869824?s=20

          His video conveniently starts after the police line was already breached.

        • onyomi says:

          I think most of those participating were real Trump supporters, though it’s possible they were egged on or aided by sympathetic/scared police, agents provocateur, politicians hoping for false flag, etc.

          What’s interesting about the latter possibility is it could be conservatives falling for a false flag that doesn’t work out as the planners hoped. That is, Charlottesville had the intended effect on normies, seemingly, of a “wake up call”–a feeling “we’ve gone too far.”

          After the summer of Floyd, however, the optics of people stealing a podium and a guy dressed like a buffalo storming around while geriatric congresscritters cower with bags on their head is great. Everyone who doesn’t have to namefag loves it, and conservatives are ready to stop being browbeaten.

          I disagree with Moldbug about right wing activism as cargo cult, though he’s right in the sense that we need right wing figures willing to publicly act like left wing figures and make excuses for our militants rather than condemning them.

          • Ace says:

            Most of the mob were Trump supporters, but the people pushing the mob into action and the shitheads like the guy with the Confederate flag were agent provocateurs’. This was the Reichstag fire designed to give the Democrats the ability to pass an enabling act which is what the terrorism bill their pushing is.

      • Javier says:

        Anon normies loved it, namefags hemmed and hawed and wrung their hands.

    • Pooch says:

      Apparently fake bomb threats are going to be the new norm now to increase fear as well.

  37. Jerking Off says:

    Monero solved Bitcoin, the only problem is that you don’t own hundreds of millions in Monero.

    • jim says:

      Monero has a worse scaling problem than bitcoin.

      The crypto currency that will replace government issued money has to solve the scaling problem.

      The solution to traceability is a lightning network that supports onion routed transactions, because that scales all the way to seven billion people using it to buy a lolipop.

      • qwerty says:

        Does this mean that you’re working on making a new cryptocurrency?

        • jim says:

          Yes. No. Maybe.

          • chris says:

            Let us know so we can buy and be bitcoin rich.

          • Oakman says:

            Would love another article on buying crypto soon (i.e. what coin is best and when should we buy it).

            I very much regret not buying bitcoin when you recommended it years ago. This is one of very few sources I trust, and not only on politics.

      • notglowing says:

        I don’t know what you’re talking about. The Lightning Network already supports onion routed transactions: https://github.com/lightningnetwork/lightning-onion/blob/master/README.md
        And it is quite effective at that. The creator of Monero previously commented that the most private type of transaction in the future would be on a lightning network built on top of Monero, where the channel creation/closing transactions are also private due to Monero’s inherent privacy.

        • jim says:

          The bitcoin based lightning network is excessively reliant on central authority, and does not provide privacy unless one takes extraordinary, and potentially attention attracting, measures.

          • notglowing says:

            How is it?
            Nothing stops me and you and others from directly connecting to each other, or routing our payments through any third party, and intermediate nodes won’t know where the transaction actually comes from.
            How is it reliant on central authority? Users might end up relying on large nodes to relay their payments, but it’s their choice.
            The only requirement for opening up a fully functional channel is to make a transaction on-chain which is just as un-permissioned as the original blockchain.
            LN on Bitcoin is not ideal in practice because bitcoin itself has no anonymity, but it’s pretty close to being really good.

      • Jerking Off says:

        Monero has dynamically-sized blocks. Problem solved.

        But Monero doesn’t solve the fundamental problem, How can we get people using this stuff? and you are just one among many who have tried to “fix” Bitcoin while curiously ignoring its technological apotheosis, Monero.

        Because we may have government money, but we don’t have government currency; rather, we have MasterVisaCard, a private, corporate duopoly with the authority to decline 74 million Trump voters’ transactions at will, or transactions unsigned by a “vaccine certificate”, or transactions conducted in a city, county, or state insufficiently acquiescent to the Party Line, and whose business model is inherently and intrinsically the clipping of the digital coinage.

        Let’s stop trying to fix crypto”currency”, which is not technologically broken, and ask the one, obvious question, How can we get people using this stuff?

        Once you ask the obvious question, you reach the obvious answer, You need to pay them with it.

        And because most people are slaves, the question to solve the problem, We need to get people paid with this stuff, is, How can we get the corporate owners on board?

        No one ever has asked this question but me, because no one but me is a serious person.

      • suones says:

        Jim,

        I would like to read a blogpost about the problems you see with Monero. BTC fails my rudimentary analysis completely, but I thought Monero was better.

        • jim says:

          Monero is undeniably better than bitcoin, but it has a scaling problem.

          The solution is not to obscure the blockchain, which inevitably requires padding it, worsening the scaling problem, but lightning network and sidechaining integrated with the lightning network, because this solution keeps information of the blockchain, easing the scaling problem, while the secure blockchain solutions such as Monaro waste space on the blockchain with camouflage misinformation to prevent blockchain analysis

          The big problem is scaling.

          There can only be one.

          One cryptocurrency will replace all national currencies. The solution has to scale, requiring order of ten thousand transactions per second.

          I hope and plan that the one true cryptocurrency will shield transactions from prying eyes, but first and foremost, the one true cryptocurrency has to be able to scale to replace fiat money. We can put privacy in the lightning layer and the lightning sidechain layer.

          • suones says:

            Thank you.

            So you think the problem with Monero is due to its poor scaling (a necessity given it masks the blockchain). I thought it had some major privacy issues I was unaware of. I agree it cannot be the basis of a current-year replacement of fiat currency, which seems to be you primary goal.

            But stil, computation advances have got to count for something. Do Monero scaling problems go away, or at least get mitigated, with exponential growth in computing power? People used to be gloomy about BTC scaling too, but then GPU-mining broke on to the scene, shortly followed by FPGAs and later ASICs, so the network has held up pretty well, though it has now become extremely capital-intensive, akin to a real gold mine.

            • Dave says:

              No, because the limiting factor is network bandwidth, not computing power. Everyone in the first world now has enough bandwidth to stream six high-def movies simultaneously, but that’s still not enough to run a Monero node if more than 0.1% of the world population starts using Monero.

              You have to somehow partition the network so everyone doesn’t have to keep track of what everyone else is doing with their money.

              • Y says:

                We need off blockchain blockchains, but how do you transact between one off chain blockchain and another? It would seem that it is not much use if it only supports half a dozen people transacting with each other.

                The answer is that such transactions reach other people’s off blockchain blockchains through the lightning network, that you are usually transacting with one particular person in that off blockchain blockchain, who is a well connected lightning node. An off blockchain transaction can only directly reach someone who is participating in that particular off blockchain blockchain, but it can reach anyone in the world through the lightning network if one person of the small number of people in that small blockchain is connected to a dozen people in other off blockchain blockchains and through the primary blockchain.

                The lightning network naturally results in lots of repeated blockchain transactions between stable small groups of people, because you are always sharing new cryptocoins between the same group of people when a lighting gateway overflows.

                So every time you have a stable account with someone, your pub, your club, your fiber connection, your bank, the shopping chain that delivers your groceries, you form a lightning network gateway with them, whose shared cryptocoins are likely in an off blockchain blockchain much of the time. You participate in roughly as many off blockchain blockchains as you have accounts with people.

                The solution to all these problems is a lightning network done right, to support both scalability and pseudonymity. Multiparty lightning network transactions have to be trustless and full circle. Ann pays Bob to pay Carol to pay Ed to pay Frank, and Frank sends a receipt to Ann, and all of them go through, or none of them go through, and if someone breaks the circle, then either none of them go through (non Byzantine failure, as with a poor connection to the internet, or someone’s computer goes down), or if someone breaks the circle in a Byzantine failure suggestive of Byzantine defection, then, and only then, it goes through on the primary blockchain.

                The problem with the existing lightning network is that it has a hidden and unexplained central authority, whom you have to trust, and which does stuff that is never explained or revealed. This is not stable, and does not scale. Not only is it evil, it is incapable of connecting everyone in the world to everyone in the world. The existing lightning network has the same problem as Tether.

                Tether is not a ponzi scheme. It is a bank, and it is the best capitalized bank in the world, but it is still doing marginal reserve banking, and will implode sooner or later due to insider fraud or maturity transformation, and something analogous is bound to happen with the existing bitcoin lightning work, because of the inherent fragility of centralization. The moral problem of the existing lightning network is the same as the moral problem of marginal reserve correspondence banking. Scaling requires trustlessness. Or rather you are trusting that if enough people see and process the transactions in full, then, because they are not parties to that transaction and don’t have a dog in the fight, they will process it correctly. And as soon as you have a central authority that you have to trust, you have a party with an interest and capability to not process it correctly.

                So we don’t want everyone in the world, or even every full peer in the world, to process every transaction in the world. We want every full peer in the world to process every transaction in the world where the parties quarrel. And we don’t want everyone in the world to be a full peer. We want enough full peers that the vast majority will not have a dog in the fight, and we want anyone in the world who is reasonably affluent and wants to be a full peer to be able to be a full peer, which is likely to be most with substantial amounts of cryptocurrency. At scale, nearly everyone will keep his money in his client wallet, but if it is a lot of money, his client wallet will likely be a client of a peer that he controls.

            • jim says:

              The lightning network, done right (and it is not being done right) has the huge advantage that privacy transactions look like completely ordinary transactions, and that everyone will use lightning network transactions for reasons unrelated to privacy.

              The lightning network, if the blockchain is capable of supporting a lightning network done right, makes everyone a full reserve correspondence bank, with no central authority aware of who is performing banking functions and who is correspondence banking with whom.

              Done right, you can make any block shared, with no indication on the blockchain or with any central authority as to whom you are sharing it with, and move the shares around without anyone except the parties knowing. And if people routinely do that to buy a lollipop, blockchain analysis will cease to be dangerously useful.

              You can do shared blocks on Bitcoin easily enough, though not trustlessly, but the problem is multilateral transactions. Ann sends money to Carol through Bob. These greatly increase the problem of trust. We need a blockchain that supports trustless multilateral lightning network transactions. (If a multilateral transaction goes bad, then and only then it gets dumped on the blockchain) And we need a blockdag, because it is easier to make a blockdag that scales to full bandwidth than a blockchain. Looks to me that six thousand transactions per second are possible on a good home connection with a blockdag, though you would need a good deal better than a typical home set of disks.

              With a lightning network reducing the number of on-blockdag transactions, and regular folks discarding older expended transaction outputs, we could do a blockdag capable of supporting everyone in the world using cryptocurrency to buy a lollipop, with regular home machines and regular home internet connections, though it would stress them to the limit. It is inevitable that at scale, most people will be clients and a few will be peers, because they will be using their phones to buy a lollipop.

          • Jerking Off says:

            “One cryptocurrency will replace all national currencies.”

            How about no, the free races of the world don’t want to be subjected to a weird NWO agenda, and also, the Internet was a mistake, paper money was free as in freedom, no one needs to order junk on the Internet more than they need a functioning local economy as depicted in, for example, Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day, and fuck you.

            • Jerking Off says:

              I take back the final jab.

            • jim says:

              We need to do international transactions. If you live in the countryside, you are always ordering stuff internationally because the local mom and pop shop doesn’t have it.

              And ordering stuff internationally with a national currency subjects you to the power of the beast.

    • onyomi says:

      I make no claims to it being super private, untraceable, and decentralized, but I’m a big fan of BSV and the social networking site called Twetch. There’s an urbit-like quality to it in that if Twetch gets captured/taken down others can create an instance of it and the data’s still immutable. Would like to see more NRX/altright voices on there (already are some), so let me know if anyone needs an invite and/or BSV to get started. RelayX and Handcash are the best wallets. Moneybutton is user-friendly for desktop but unfortunately already shows signs of trying to deplatform e.g. Ali of the StoptheSteal, who was asking for donations.

  38. Gravelord says:

    Hi Jim!

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  39. breel says:

    I don’t see how it can’t be recognized that Trump set-up his own supporters by luring them to DC.

    Going to Wash DC to protest wasn’t going to change the vote outcome in Congress and any fool could anticipate Antifa types would show up (apparently Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell and DC Mayor were advised they were planning to come and riot. So Trump had to have known too.)

    Now, neither POTUS or Congress members will publicly identify the organized Antifa thug element. So, Trump supporters are being widely labeled as “domestic terrorists’. While Trump releases another video today lecturing about violence which implicates HIS supporters by no mention of the other elements there.

    Despicable! He threw them under a bus.

    • jim says:

      It most certainly would have changed the vote outcome had men with guns not started shooting the protestors.

      • Pooch says:

        How so?

        • Mister Grumpus says:

          Because your side getting shot, without painful consequences for the shooters, means you’re the losers. So the Congress people had to run away from the cause. Hurts doesn’t it?

          • Pooch says:

            I have trouble believing Trump would have had the votes to sustain an objection even if the siege didn’t occur.

  40. breel says:

    On Wednesday, Jan. 13th, Trump denounced his own supporters, for the second time. These people are going to prison, and he’s denouncing them

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbv4nScXM2A&feature=emb_title

    Trump insisted that “no true supporter of mine could ever disrespect law enforcement.”

    “There is never a justification for violence no excuses no exceptions,” Trump said. “America is a nation of laws those who engaged in the attacks last week will be brought to justice.”

    Once again, Trump failed to mention the name of Ashli Babbitt, the only person who lost their life in the Capitol building after being shot in the neck by police while unarmed.

    Trump put out those statements just days after he chose to pardon (((Philip Esformes))) known as “the king of medicare fraud,” and release traitor (((Jonathan Pollard))) from parole to “make aliyah” in Israel.

    • jim says:

      Trump is a broken man who, due to normalcy bias, thinks he can stay out of jail, or at least survive if sent to prison.

    • Pete says:

      At this point he’s just saying things that he hopes will keep him out of jail. Won’t work though.

    • Pooch says:

      Trump’s normalcy bias was much worse than we thought. He actually thinks he will be allowed to affect and influence the 2022 elections (which will just be fraudulent anyway). But then again, the people here reading Jim’s blog in these circles seem to be the only ones not suffering from normalcy bias.

    • Javier says:

      Senators: “Gracchus is asking for a crown.”

      Gracchus: “No I wasn’t, I was pointing out how you’re all out to get me.”

      Senators: “lol too late.”

      Sad.

  41. alf says:

    OK, still continuing. Let’s see if we can drive this thing home.

    Jim says this:

    The Dark Enlightenment is not a Christian group.

    But it needs to be respectful of Christianity, and needs to purge entryists against Christianity, such as the Socinians.

    It is largely composed of atheists who think that old type Christianity was damned good social technology for a state religion.

    ‘Atheists’ is a bit of a contentious definition because an atheist denies the existence the existence of God whereas we are generally agreed on the existence of God, at the very least of Gnon. But it’s close enough.

    I can get completely behind this. I think what this is all about, and I feel sort of like a child in saying this, but I just want an identity I can… well in Dutch you’d say ‘uitdragen’. An identity I can ‘dress’ in, so to say.

    I mean we’re talking about survival and fleeing and making yourself a small target. And that’s all good and important. But there is also something else, something we have not yet finished. Namely, the need to walk through life with a straight back, with an identity that puts fear in your enemies, love in women, admiration in men and hope in all. Excuse me if that’s cheesy, but that’s the way I feel.

    And if there is any place I identify with that feeling, it is this place. This place is… Fair. Just. That is such a rare thing in life, but it is what I try to emulate in my own life at well. Makes me enjoy life.

    That identity is not old type Christian. It has many similarities, but it is not the same, and I feel wrongly typecasted when I am put into that category. That I think, is really all I’m saying.

    • David says:

      [*deleted*]

      • jim says:

        I don’t allow any “I am a more perfect follower of God than you are” comments from people who decline to reveal which God it is. Demon worshippers always announce loudly that they are holier than thou.

        If Christian, affirm that Christ was born in Bethlehem, died in Jerusalem, and is, is from before the beginning of the world. Wholly man and and wholly God. God is three and God is one.

        • David says:

          [*deleted*]

        • Anonymous Fake says:

          https://biblehub.com/john/8-25.htm

          Any comment as to why the protestant translations seem to be off? All of them, in a spooky way. Douay-Rheims is the only one that feels right…

          • jim says:

            Translation appears fine to me.

            Hard to translate without a long philosophical dissertation on the trinity and the incarnation. Impossible to give a long philosophical dissertation on the trinity and the incarnation without committing heresy.

            Therefore Jesus gave the scribes short rations, and the translators give us short rations.

            It is not only untranslatable now. It was untranslatable when Christ spoke to mortals.

            • Yankee Dissenter says:

              >> Hard to translate without a long philosophical dissertation on the trinity and the incarnation. Impossible to give a long philosophical dissertation on the trinity and the incarnation without committing heresy.

              Seems like either a tacit admission that the post-Nicene trinitarian doctrine is an unphilosophical mishmash, and since this doctrine can’t be explained in any epistemologically-coherent manner, it’s best to just ‘leave it alone’ as an untouchable ‘mystery’, or more cynically, that: whether or not the Trinitarian doctrine makes any inherent sense, it’s had centuries and centuries of sharp swords behind it, and that’s enough to make it legitimate. (i.e. the darwinistic-materialist view on what makes a religion right or wrong)

              Those of us who do bother with inquiry and are willing and able to dig through inconvenient memory holes might come to conclusions like the following: That in the pre-Nicene era, there was no one Christianity (in terms of unified doctrine and belief), rather there were many different Christian churches with different doctrines, some more or less like the others, and some others rather divergent from the average belief. And that post-Constantine, the various churches were homogenized into one body and to accomplish this, one ‘true’ doctrine was needed in order to get everyone on the same page. Of course this process of creating a one-size-fits-all state religion required a ton of book-burning and rewriting of history in order to erase all the evidence that might contest the assertion that the post-Nicene doctrine came as a pure, unbroken chain straight from Jesus on down to the 4th century, and of course in possession of the state-sanctioned Church. As students of how totalitarian belief systems and psy-ops work, an inquiry into this process should be all-too-familiar territory.

              So about those pre-Nicene days…

              Much evidence points to the idea that the Christian philosopher Origen adapted the Trinitarian doctrine from Middle Platonic ideas that were commonplace among the sages of Alexandria during his time. In fact, it’s likely that Origen himself was a student of the great sage Ammonius Saccas (the founder of Neoplatonism, the philosophical school that become the gold standard among late antiquity thinkers and mystics of the Roman Empire). And it should come as no surprise to anyone that the great innovator of Christian trinitarianism was more than a century after his death declared a heretic. To admit that a doctrine was innovated by a mere human philosopher and not something that came straight out of the deity’s mouth, is the ultimate haraam for any Abrahamic cult. Semitic monocultism demands that believers just accept every doctrinal assertion at face value, on their knees before their oriental potentate version of godhood. Anyway I digress.

              I see the clear logic of your view that Christianity is useful social technology and thus a desirable belief system of the masses, and thus to question its doctrinal plot holes undermines the narrative, but I’m afraid that this type of religiosity isn’t genuine and won’t hold sway in the minds of followers for very long. Without genuine faith being a thing any longer, a religion is going to die one way or another. We may have pockets of people attending church out of a pragmatic sense of ‘cultural patriotism’ and obligation-to-community, or some other superficial reason for a few more centuries, but this is not going to be the type of religious approach where people actually believe in the dogmas. And thus heterodox interpretation of the bible will continue along its current trajectory until there is no religion left, i.e. ideas like Jesus was a bisexual Jewish community organizer.

              (disclaimer: I’m not a Christian)

              • jim says:

                > > Hard to translate without a long philosophical dissertation on the trinity and the incarnation. Impossible to give a long philosophical dissertation on the trinity and the incarnation without committing heresy.

                > Seems like either a tacit admission that the post-Nicene trinitarian doctrine is an unphilosophical mishmash, and since this doctrine can’t be explained in any epistemologically-coherent manner, it’s best to just ‘leave it alone’ as an untouchable ‘mystery’, or more cynically, that: whether or not the Trinitarian doctrine makes any inherent sense, it’s had centuries and centuries of sharp swords behind it, and that’s enough to make it legitimate. (i.e. the darwinistic-materialist view on what makes a religion right or wrong)

                But why did the sharp swords of Trinitarians win?

                If we look at the history, it is apparent that the non Trinitarians tended to be bad people, whose evil deeds tended to eventually result in self destruction, the wrath of God manifest through material cause and effect. By their fruits you will know them.

                Why bad people? Well, I have explained many times why the Socinians were and are bad people.

                Much evidence points to the idea that the Christian philosopher Origen adapted the Trinitarian doctrine from Middle Platonic ideas that were commonplace among the sages of Alexandria during his time.

                Nuts. This is history made up to discredit Christianity. It is as bogus as black Egypt.

                Christianity had a self contradictory position on the divinity and humanity of Christ from the beginning. And when it became a state religion then Emperor Constantine said “Yes it is self contradictory, so shut up about it”. (Not his exact words, obviously) He had the priests say it, not himself, and his actual words are closer to the affirmation of faith that I demand from commenters purporting to be Christian. Then the sharp swords came out.

                But the reason the sharp swords came out, the reason that in the end it usually came down to sharp swords, is that the non trinitarians were from the beginning, and still are, a problem that leads to self destruction.

                Poking at the inconsistency between a God big enough to create and sustain the universe, and small enough to be flogged through the streets of Jerusalem was always done by entryists, people who really were not Christians, really did not like Christianity, really did not like Christians, and entered it in order to destroy it and Christians.

                • Yankee Dissenter says:

                  >>But why did the sharp swords of Trinitarians win?

                  Great question. Why did Stalin and his gang BTFO the Trotskyites?

                  >>But the reason the sharp swords came out, the reason that in the end it usually came down to sharp swords, is that the non trinitarians were from the beginning, and still are, a problem that leads to self destruction.

                  If the non-trinitarians were more unstable and unreliable priests, you might not be wrong on this question. Maybe a good case study would be to look at the protestant churches around today which have disposed of trinitarianism and see how they’re faring and what sort of ideas they push. BTW, I’m of the position that the early church councils happened primarily to iron out the ideological differences between priests of the various antecedent churches that were being merged into the singular state church. Perhaps the councils were a good way to weed out potential troublemakers and subversives, and the priests most loyal to the emperor were good at correlating bad priests with particular doctrines.

                  >Nuts. This is history made up to discredit Christianity. It is as bogus as black Egypt.

                  I’d agree that it certainly discredits and undermines the form of Christianity that survived Constantine and the team of scribe-priests serving him. About it being factually bogus though? I’m not so sure. I can say it’s an alternative historical narrative that might be right or wrong.

                  >>Poking at the inconsistency between a God big enough to create and sustain the universe, and small enough to be flogged through the streets of Jerusalem was always done by entryists, people who really were not Christians, really did not like Christianity, really did not like Christians, and entered it in order to destroy it and Christians.

                  Not even entryists necessarily. In the 3rd and 4th centuries, pretty much every non-Christian philosopher and intellectual (people with zero interest in joining, much less subverting Christianity) of renown was poking and prodding at the generous collection of plot-holes in factual assertions and mythemes of the churches around at the time.

                • jim says:

                  > > Nuts. This is history made up to discredit Christianity. It is as bogus as black Egypt.

                  > I’d agree that it certainly discredits and undermines the form of Christianity that survived Constantine and the team of scribe-priests serving him. About it being factually bogus though? I’m not so sure. I can say it’s an alternative historical narrative that might be right or wrong.

                  That you are posting such ignorant idiocy, and are unwilling to produce a shred of evidence to support it, makes this conversation pointless, and I am ending it. As I said, it is “Black Egypt”, “We wuz Kings” crap.

                  I could produce evidence from the gospels and the early history of the Church, but it did not seem likely to be profitable to debate someone who did not appear to care about facts and evidence. If you cared about facts and evidence, you would have come back against such a dismissal with something better than it just repeating that alternate history could be true.

                  I was disinclined to provide evidence to reply to someone who did not produce any evidence in the first place, and you evidently are not inclined to provide evidence when challenged.

                  The Dark Enlightenment is about speaking truth, and finding truth. To find truth about stuff that happened long ago, you have to quote or link to what people long ago said, not what twenty first century historians deduce from what late twentieth century historians said about what early twenty century historians said.

                  No end of things “could be true”, and to figure out what was true about what happened long ago, you have to quote from what people who there said and did.

                  In this case, the relevant source material is the book of John.

                  And, to fit with your story, the Gospel of John has to be written really late, centuries late, which is stupid and improbable.

                  If any of the four Gospels were written after the fall of the Temple, they would have covered the fall of the temple and the flight of the Jewish Christians, had they been written after the martyrdom of Paul and James, they would have covered the martyrdom of Paul and James.

                  And if any of them had been written after the fall of Jerusalem and the temple, Jesus’s prophecies concerning the temple and Jerusalem would have been covered in a less Nostradamic manner.

    • Karl says:

      The identity you want to “dress” in will be illegal the moment anyone manages to define it – just like Christianity is illegal.

      Of course, it is still legal to claim being a Christian, but that is merely because our enemies will treat that claim as an affiliation to the the progessive heresey that is preached in public. The moment you clarify that you mean Christianity with respect to the role of women, their rights and duties, you commit hate speech and you will be prosecuted for it (at least in Germany, depending on where you live you might merely have to deal with someone stabbing the tires of your car or some other vandalism).

      So what do you hope to gain from an indentity that you would have to keep secret?

      I agree that there is a need to walk through life with a straight back, but I don’t see that from this springs a need to spell out a “rereformed Christianity” (for lack of better words)

      • alf says:

        so what do you hope to gain from a secret identity?

        Are you so dependent on the state that you keep everything you believe a secret? I could never live like that.

        One man cannot turn the tides, not without an army. But there’s a million ways to resist without needing to turn the tides.

        I have reached the point where basically 80% of my daily activities are illegal, especially considering the ever evolving rona rules. I am illegal not because I want to taunt the state, but because I want to do what is right and survive.

        An illegal identity is a necessity for survival. Making money independent of the state is illegal. The act of making and raising children is illegal. If you want to be legal, have to participate in an elaborate suicide ritual.

        My identity is not exactly secret, not exactly not secret. People I trust know, although they rarely believe me when I say the apocalypse is around the corner. Most people don’t know, and I have no need to bother them with my opinions. But through my deeds they know some of my opinions, and that’s enough.

        • Karl says:

          Well, yes, of course what we do is illegal and our identies are only partially secret, but I don’t see the need to spell everything out. If you say that through your deeds some of your opinions are made known and that’s enough, you seem to agree.

          The finer points of theology your are discussing here are not the kind you’ll likely make known by your deeds in daily live.

          Moreover, it is far more easy to get away with an illegal deed than with a public announcment endorsing an illegal deed.

          • alf says:

            I don’t see the need to spell everything out. If you say that through your deeds some of your opinions are made known and that’s enough, you seem to agree.

            Yes and no.

            Now is not the time for proselytizing. People, by and large, are still too much on a ‘civilizational high’ to reconsider their modernistic values too intently. So in that sense, no need to spell everything out.

            Yet at the same time, people notice something is up, especially in America, and spreading to the rest of the West. With people close to you, you should be able to spell out the important things. Important to get somewhat on the same wavelength.

          • alf says:

            Here’s a different way of saying what I’m thinking: if anyone would ask me my identity, I’d summarize as ‘Jimian’. I mean, I’m an individual own values blah blah blah, but I identify as Jimian.

            So when Jim himself tells me I should be Christian, does not compute.

            Now there is a middle ground here, and perhaps we have found it. The middle ground being that I respect Christianity, the trinity and the unfalsifiabity of Christ’s miracles. But Jim respects my wish to self-identify as Jimian.

            • Karl says:

              Sure I can spell out such things to people that are close to me, even to people that are not that close to me, but only if they have already rejected the cathedral and commited a crime by saying something illegal.

              Anyway, I can see some benefit of putting what you are looking for in words, but that benefit is not to give you an identity to wear. That benefit is merely that there is a tiny fraction of the population that cares about such things and might be more easily made to join us if your problem is solved. Most people simply believe what is cool and there are tried and tested ways to make Christianity cool.

              By the way, please check your accounting. I have been told that a friend of a friend of mine wanted to buy your book to give me as present for Christmas and has paid to your account right before your website went down, but so far you have not delivered.

              • alf says:

                Apologies, I thought I was up to date.

                I have moved to a new server, completely paid for by e-book sold btc, which I am very happy with. But I have lost my old email inbox in the process. If your friend emails me at alf at [my website] I will fix immediately.

        • The Cominator says:

          Indeed about so much of regular living being illegal…

          Those who do not flee to the relatively free lands of Asia or Russia are going to have to organize secretly around the idea of living independently from the state with no voluntary association with it. The original sicilian mafia was originally a secret society of such men.

          • alf says:

            Yes, exactly. Organize or die.

            Organization requires cooperation, cooperation requires a cohesive group identity. That group identity is what I’m inquiring about.

            • jim says:

              We don’t want to make Christianity the flag, most of us are pragmatic atheists who think old type Christianity is good social technology.

              My personal experience is that it is the best tool for keeping women under control. If the ultimate alpha God’s earthly representative is alpha male with female pre-selection, chicks listen. If it is true that Christianity spread primarily among women in the early years, I find that mighty good evidence for a married priesthood with well behaved children.

              But, then we get attacked by more Christian than thou progressives – but these seem to be uniformly deflected by the affirmation of faith. I don’t recall anyone attacking me for irreligion or incorrect religion who could make the affirmation.

              So we certainly need to have the exclusion rule – anyone claiming to be Christian has to be able to make the affirmation. It seems to work against almost everyone who invokes God against the Dark Enlightenment. The affirmation invokes divine defense of the Dark Enlightenment against “Christian” attack.

              A contradiction is a flag, analogous to 指鹿为马, but whereas all who use 指鹿为马 as a flag are necessarily evil, the flag signals treachery and defection, those who use a contradiction as a flag are not stupid- though we are stubborn.

              So what is our inherent contradiction?

              • alf says:

                Tough question and not sure if I can answer.

                Here’s a possible answer: I call myself Jimian, yet Christ is the only and eternal son of God.

              • Pooch says:

                We don’t want to make Christianity the flag, most of us are pragmatic atheists who think old type Christianity is good social technology.

                Is this true though? I am seeing most of us or those adjacent to us as old-type Christians as time goes on. As things get worse and worse, it is getting harder and harder to persevere without a faith in god.

                • Joe says:

                  As things get worse and worse, it is getting harder and harder to persevere without a faith in god.

                  Exactly. Everyone with no faith, or whose faith is superficial or cynical, fails, with the latest and most spectacular example being Trump.

                • suones says:

                  We don’t want to make Christianity the flag, most of us are pragmatic atheists who think old type Christianity is good social technology.

                  Is this true though? I am seeing most of us or those adjacent to us as old-type Christians as time goes on. As things get worse and worse, it is getting harder and harder to persevere without a faith in god.

                  It is absolutely true. The QdF, RQ, JQ, etc are all far, far older than Christianity. Neo-western philosophy has lost atheistic frameworks (as have we Hindus) but they do exist. I’m willing to debate the pros and cons of such an organisation, once the current high emotions have passed.

              • Snowdensjacket says:

                A few months back I enjoyed a podcast by two old boomers. They jokingly talked about how in high school “someone” arranged a dance where every boy was seen to dance with every girl. They wondered, boomer style, why the youth didn’t enjoy such dances.

                I thought to myself my, what a social technology! The women kept by the hard hand of their fathers but allowed to go to a dance where they see every single boy being given the attention of every girl. I had to laugh, of course, while the boomers wondered why the youth of today doesn’t do the same thing that “someone” arranged for them. Preselection for every boy!

                I’ve been making a catalogue of the lost social technology as I continue bringing back the patriarchy.

              • alf says:

                So what is our inherent contradiction?

                Thinking about this a bit. Want to make sure I understand the question.

                Why exactly do we need a contradiction? I presume because men like you, Moldbug and Spandrell agree that a contradiction seems to help a lot as a rallying flag. In a sense it is humbling, the message being: ‘loyalty to our group is more important than this one thing which you seem to want to destroy our group over.’ Makes sense.

                But then I wonder: over what do entryists want to destroy our group? I don’t think they know. We are under a constant light-siege of entryists, which is a sign we are doing something right, but the entryism is scattered and incohesive. In the grand scheme of things, we are more ignored than entry’d.

                So can we actually answer that question at this point in time? I don’t think so. I think we can only answer it in response to an entryism attack that is much more powerful and cohesive than we are getting at this moment in time.

                • suones says:

                  In the grand scheme of things, we are more ignored than entry’d.

                  I used to wonder at this myself. Media and academic leftists, although permanently engaged in battle with the “right,” never seem to engage one of us publically. EVER.

                  I finally realised its a psyop.

                  “Our” proles, being proles, are equally as stupid as “their” proles. The question is how to attract young priestly-minded acolytes. They do this by blanketing dissident priests like us from view. From an acolyte’s point of view, “the Right” seems like an inveterate prole fest (like Qanon), whereas all the “brights” ( 🙂 ) are on the Left. This causes him to believe that the Right has a human capital problem, and he would much rather be with the nice, smart, high-IQ leftists over there rather than the stupid boors on the Right. It took me the better part of a decade to gradually open my eyes to this deception, and many never awaken at all.

                  This is why the Left is extremely censorious. We also think censorship is good for the masses, but we priests discuss everything freely. We do not censor thoughts because we’re aware of the reasoning behind our positions and are sure of its soundness. This is an essential quality required for science. Leftists, OTOH, must self-censor, as any attempt to rationally engage with our ideas will inevitably lead to triumph of those ideas, because they’re based in truth. I’ve seen this myself. If I can get an honest Leftist acolyte to debate me, even if he sets out to “debunk” my claims, the end result is another addition to the side of Dharma. Always.

                  The Left always states various ideas are “debunked” without actually debunking anything, or even trying to engage in debate. If anyone insists on a fair hearing, he is branded a Nazi and censored immediately.

  42. Aspar Inscribitur says:

    Jim,

    Regarding the recent election, what are your observations on the U.S. economy?

    Which fields are wise to enter or best to avoid? Will a rise in government jobs accompany our evermore corrupt government?

    If one is to flee the country, what is a good new profession or skill to adopt?

    If one is entering an elite college, how does the recent election affect major and career choice?

    In short, who will be destroyed, and who will be prosperous?

    As a recent graduate of an elite college and an aspiring corporate tax lawyer I was planning on attending a prestigious law school, but given the election, would getting myself into tens of thousands of dollars into Law School debt be a wise decision?

    Alternatively, will riding the wave of corruption in a government job be sustainable or end with me being dragged in the undertow?

    Aspar

    • jim says:

      My advice is not very useful.

      Expect the unexpected. Right now the techlords have a lot of power, which will prevent truly disastrous measures from being implemented, though the China Flu panic is fairly disastrous, and Carbon New Deal would turn America into a nation of third world peasants, with people in flyover country cut off.

      The radical left is worried about the power of the deep state, but the techlords are next on their list. I will be as delighted by the murder of the techlords by those even holier than themselves as I am delighted by Stalin’s purge of the Trotskyists, but Stalin’s purge made the Soviet Union substantially less insane, while if the radical left purges the techlords, the New America is likely to get substantially less sane.

      But all that is down the road a fair ways. I am not panicking yet, but I am certainly preparing for panic.

      So I have no advice except crypto currency, keep your head down, and your eyes open. I don’t think the economy is going to tank immediately.

      • The Cominator says:

        I asked rather than owning a specific crypto (for now) what do you think about owning a crypto mining stock…

        And a crypto mining stock that has the added bonus of paying off an insanely high premium on selling covered calls (yes I’m aware this also means insanely high implied volatility).

        I’m not holding you to this and you may not think it would be that useful, but I’m interested in your opinion. As I personally know little about crypto but I know the dollar is going to weaken, I know that its not at all certain which crypto will win in the end, and I know that getting 25% on your money selling on a stock that in reality has very little chance of collapse is like selling drugs if it were legal…

        • jim says:

          Crypto mining is likely to die, though not any time soon. The crypto miners are milking bitcoin too hard. The state is going after them to make crypto more government friendly, and the cypherpunks are going after them because too damned expensive and providing insufficient transaction bandwidth. In particular, I am going after them, mostly over transaction bandwidth.

          Proof of work blockchain protocols are limited to a few tens of transactions per second.

          A blockdag protocol can support six thousand transactions per second, visa scale, on peers with an ordinary good home internet connection, and a proof of stake blockdag can support vastly cheaper transactions.

          • The Cominator says:

            So I have a couple of years at least…

            Could crypto miners adjust to make money from this “blockdag” protocol… I do not know too much about crypto.

            • jim says:

              Proof of work requires expensive proof of work, to resist the 51% attack.

              So, proof of work inherently a problem, and becoming a bigger problem. I don’t want crypto miners to be able to make money.

              My plan is proof of stake, where the stake of a peer is value of the crypto coins, unspent transaction outputs, that its clients have placed in the blockchain through that peer. We should use a blockdag to generate and learn the consensus of the peers used by a lot of wealthy clients on the total order of transactions. The currency will then be operated in the interests of those who use and own it, which is deflation rather than inflation.

              This, apart from being considerably cheaper, has the political advantage that those who own it will want a good fast truly decentralized lightning network capable of onion routing transactions, which miners do not want. Miners are not only inherently expensive, they are not acting, and do not have proper incentive to act, in the interests of the community of crypto currency users.

              • The Cominator says:

                Well thats all well and good for crypto enthusiasts but you think I have at least a couple years to milk the options premium and use the stock as a general dollar hedge before miners can’t make money anymore?

                At least one year… I don’t care if mining collapses a long time down the road I just want to be able to milk this cow temporarily.

                • jim says:

                  You have plenty of time. Right now solutions to the mining problem and the defects of the lightning network are merely a bunch of ideas, not competition.

                  More and more money is being spent on mining, and more and more money will be spent on mining, and you can bet on more and more money being spent on mining until we fix this problem.

                  When the fix is ready to roll, don’t worry. When the fix actually rolls, keep an eye on it, but there will be a long period when more and more money is still being spent on mining even though the fix is rolling out, and proof of stake money is competing with mining money.

                  After the fix rolls out, and we have proof of stake money competing with mined money, watch it and prepare to jump ship – but don’t jump ship prematurely.

                  If we have done our job right, the only way to profit off proof of stake money will be to own a lot of it and sit on what you own – because it will be controlled by people who are doing exactly that.

                  You are investing in people who control crypto money. That they control crypto money is a problem for those of us who own crypto money. But the problem is not going away soon.

                • The Cominator says:

                  Thank you.

                • James Thornton says:

                  Thanks for explaining these concepts Jim. Of course your security comes first but I hope you will keep the readers of this blog updated as much as possible with the progress of your planned crypto project. I’d like to jump in early if possible.

                • “If we have done our job right, the only way to profit off proof of stake money will be to own a lot of it and sit on what you own – because it will be controlled by people who are doing exactly that.”

                  Private property, but used for public governing, government. And if an unforeseen kind of attack happens, something physical maybe, the people sitting on money can decide to use part of it as an actual currency and buy some other kinds of defenses, like physical ones, men with guns. This reminds me of aristocracy.

                  Not quite a fixed land based aristocracy, but more like a ship-ownership based, thalassocracy-like more fluid aristocracy.

              • Nobody says:

                Jim, is there a PoS coin that you like right now?

                • jim says:

                  As far as I know they all suck, and most of them are scams.

                  If there are some good ones, I would like to learn about them.

                  The Byzantine Generals problem is hard, and it is easy to cook up something that fails to solve it and call it a proof of stake crypto currency.

              • Joe says:

                Regarding your ideal blockdag PoS coin: Can a 51% shareholder pay someone using an output, wait for the normal transaction deeming period*, then pay someone else using the same output, with the other 49% of shareholders believing the second spend is the true spend?

                *Whatever is analogous in your coin to the six confirmations of bitcoin

                • jim says:

                  A proof of stake currency is analogous to company, the money is the shares. As a startup grows, its shares get more and more widely distributed among more and more people. We hope that pretty soon there is no fifty one percent shareholder.

              • Joe says:

                My plan is proof of stake, where the stake of a peer is value of the crypto coins, unspent transaction outputs, that its clients have placed in the blockchain through that peer.

                This implies that there is no fast way for a peer to increase his stake. Does this then imply that block creation should be demand driven?

                Rationale: If the block creation rate is fixed and in proportion to unspent outputs then you could have peers with a lots of unspent outputs but few transactions, and vice versa, which implies peers creating blocks using transactions entered by clients of other peers, which implies transactions entered on multiple blocks, which gets more wasteful the higher the block size and block frequency are.

                • jim says:

                  Proof of stake, no mining. Peers get charged for inserting transactions, and don’t earn anything from generating the consensus on the total order and validity of transactions, an operation which is likely to become expensive when the system scales.

                  So they charge their clients, or they do it for free because owned by a large client who wants influence over what is going on, or wants to obfuscate how much he owns. Or they do it for free because they are doing lots of things and don’t want to rely on someone else to do it for them.

                  In a blockdag, we create a very large number of very small blocks very fast, and then subsequently sort out consensus on the mutable state that those immutable transactions in those immutable blocks imply, such as double spends.

                  Any peer can put anything in a block, including bad stuff, or stuff that has no meaning except to certain people who are in the know, (which has some interesting and useful privacy applications) and any peer can create a block at any time, hence the necessity that they pay for creating a block. If bad stuff is inadvertently or maliciously included, has to be sorted out during the consensus on total order, and the consensus on total state.

                  Blockdags can include fresh transactions really fast. They scale to the full bandwidth of the network. But I have yet to see a detailed proposal for the construction of consensus on mutable state. A total order of immutable transactions implies one mutable state, but suppose that due to malice, or hardware failure, or software failure, or humans disagreeing about the rules, people disagree on what it is.

                  In particular, suppose the blood diamonds attack. Suppose some people deem certain cryptocoins, unspent transaction outputs, “tainted”.

                  In the bitcoin style blockchain, if you disagree with the other guy about the mutable state of the blockchain, he will not chain to your block, and you will not chain to his block So the blocks that everyone chains to implies a widespread consensus on the mutable state, the set of unspent transaction outputs. In a blockdag, consensus on mutable total state does not se easily take care of itself, and discussions of this issue seem inadequate to me.

                  Unfortunately, the bitcoin style blockchain can only handle about ten transactions per second, an absolutely tiny bandwidth, which is now starting to bite hard.

                • Joe says:

                  In a blockdag, consensus on mutable total state does not se easily take care of itself, and discussions of this issue seem inadequate to me.

                  Let’s say we have a blockdag network with ordering of blocks created at around the same time decided by block connectedness similar to the GHOSTDAG protocol below, but with power over consensus based on proof of stake rather than proof of work, and block creation limited only by network bandwidth. The voting share for a peer is the unspent transaction outputs in blocks created by that peer.

                  https://eprint.iacr.org/2018/104.pdf

                  The government that controls the territory of a subset of peers one day implements rule X: peers may not refer to address X nor have any of their blocks link back to a block that refers to address X. Let’s call these rule-enforcing peers the censoring peers, and any remaining peers the non-censoring peers.

                  The first time a non-censoring peer creates a block X that refers to address X there is an asymmetric fork. Now, non-censored blocks can link back to censored blocks, but censored blocks cannot link back to non-censored blocks.

                  A client can now send his pre-fork output through a non-censoring peer then through a censoring peer. Both sides of the network will believe they are the stakeholder of the output: the non-censoring peer because of the connecteness rule or by simple ordering, and the censoring peer because the non-censored transaction does not follow rule X. Thus, with enough transactions, both sides of the network could eventually believe themselves to be the 51% stakeholder, regardless of who held the 51% stake initially.

                  The way the fork resolves is not symmetrical. The non-censoring network has kept linking to the censoring network’s blocks. It can resolve the fork by accepting rule X and thus invalidating block X and all downstream blocks, that is, accepting the censoring network’s history and discarding the post-block X history of all of its peers.

                  The censoring network can resolve the fork by removing rule X. Its next blocks will link back to the tips of the non-censoring network’s blockdag. The recombined network will keep its history but, because of the block connectedness rule, any competing transactions will resolve to those that were published on the non-censoring network.

                  So it seems to me that consensus on the mutable total state can only be fully resolved through one side conceding power to the other, although a partial state can be enforced over each part of the network, with the partial state of the non-censoring side giving a better picture of the true total state, but still with much uncertainty. The benefits that accrue to the winning side create an incentive to win, and the fork may not be able to be resolved in a friendly manner. In the worst case scenario the mutable total state depends on the outcome of a war. This is not at all well defined.

        • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

          Your stock is indexed in fiat currency, with all of the attendant benefits and drawbacks. It really is as simple as that.

          Being able to write covered calls with an unusually high IV is a speculative and possibly temporary advantage relative to other high-beta equities. Nothing more, nothing less. There is no relationship to actually holding cryptocurrency.

          It is literally equivalent to the difference between owning precious metals and owning shares in prospecting companies, a difference which has been around almost as long as the stock market itself and which every serious speculator has always understood. There is no magic that cryptocurrency adds to this particular equation.

          Anyone with sufficient means should probably maintain:
          – Enough basic supplies (food, water, toilet paper, and so on) to last 1-2 months without restocking;
          – Enough cold hard cash to survive for at least six months, assuming logistics hold up;
          – At least five (5) BTC, preferably laundered through one or more privacy coins at KYCless exchanges;
          – Small amounts of gold, silver, or other non-crypto assets, just in case fiat trade breaks down but crypto is slow or difficult to exchange in your area, the equivalent of 2-3 months of cash;
          – Long-term or regularly-renewed put options or other hedges that would allow you to quickly profit off a short-term collapse, but be prepared to be unable to use or sell them if the S really HTFs;
          – Your regular investment (stock) portfolio, in whatever ratio with BTC you’re comfortable with. BTC will probably eventually reach 100k USD in current dollars, but I expect several more waves of sharp expansions and contractions before it does, and you may have another two years or five years or more to continue taking advantage of irrational, inflated equity markets.

          “Which stocks to own” specifically is as impractical a question to ask here as it is on any other blog or message board.

          Also, some people seem to believe that if assets collapse, debts will automatically be forgiven, but recent American history suggests otherwise. The banks, which at this point may as well be an extension of the government, will collect what they’re owed in real value, come hell or high water. So, personally, I don’t think this is the ideal time to be taking out big mortgages or lines of credit with which to speculate, thinking to yourself that if it all goes belly, well then whatever, YOLO. In fact it seems like a better time than ever to pay off your debts in order to stay off anyone’s radar, because if you do come under attack, debts of any kind are an exploitable weakness.

      • The Cominator says:

        I don’t think the techlords (if you mean Dorsey Zuckerberg etc) have any real power either, they follow orders and give them only in transmittal from their derp state masters.

        • Pooch says:

          Yes Moldbug had a good recent piece discussing just that. They control powerful platforms but because they can’t defend it from the press and the courts, they can be bullied rather easily by the state.

        • jim says:

          Which is why the radical left does not like techlords, and why the techlords are trying to keep their bridges open to the radical left in hope for a tranquil change of masters.

          It is likely to be less tranquil than they expect.

  43. Bilge_Pump says:

    I’m going to rant here a bit about a post made by this guy, to whom Yarvin has dedicated an entire article recently. A Jewish liberal media guy who wants to stomp the “insurrectionists”. Sure ok. It’s about music, which is one of my big interests. I would have a music blog but I don’t feel like it would generate enough interest to merit writing regularly.

    Anyway here’s the post https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/status/1349516832080711683.

    It’s about kicking Nazis out of “punk and metal”. First off, yea I guess there were some “skinheads” in the punk scene in the 80’s, but you’d be hard pressed to find any of their music. In fact I’ve never heard a punk or metal song about killing Jews specifically, and I’ve heard a lot of this music, been to real life shows, etc. Christians on the other hand….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OsHcegl8tg (Deicide – Kill The Christian)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmDRkXsplHA&list=PLNdLvPfz5nY9lIcxqDi8IGQjH5llPdH29 (Infant Annihilator – Crucifilth)

    There are plenty of openly Satanic metal bands, and there are plenty of punk bands calling for the overthrow of Society and USG. Do I even have to link to them? You know they’re there.

    Another point I’d like to make about punk music is that it really hasn’t changed much at all since the 70s. They still wear the same fucking outfits, their music is still about how much capitalism sucks and the US government is oppressing people, in music theory terms they haven’t innovated or changed anything. It’s technologically backwards and the people who make it are smelly weirdos.

    • Bilge_Pump says:

      for good measure:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga5ZbMMZ6Hk (Bad Brains -Self-Titled 1982 album ) Check out the album cover btw

    • ten says:

      There’s a small ocean of primarily east european bands in the “NSBM” genre, because they don’t get censored. The initial scandinavian second wave black metal was all about “True Aryan Black Metal”, swastikas and stuff, before they were forced to shut up about that. Guess the “kick the nazis out of metal” he is referring to is when 5 years ago bands who had said women were groupie whores were labelled nazis and got their gigs cancelled, and there emerged an entryist zone of sjw metalheads. Don’t think anyone actually was excluded from anything, but they created their own little gay area.

  44. The Cominator says:

    Jim a crypto and investment question…

    So there is a stock Marathon Patents Group (MARA) a crypto miner… so its sort of tied to bitcoin and other crypto prices but not entirely…

    BUT the sweetest thing is the premium on out of the money calls is insane… about 25% on your money on out of the money calls (normally 10% is very very good, the only exception is playing biotechs near binary events and you can get murdered doing that).

    So as a hedge against the dollar and the way to play crypto this seems the way to do it… are there any flaws in my reasoning here.

    • Karl says:

      Normality bias. Why do you expect them to deal fairly with you? Which court do you expect to rule fairly against them if they breach any contract with you?

      I’d treat anything in the USA as unstable. Any investment in the USA is a bet that courts and the economy will soemhow be unaffected by the recent events.

      Get out. In person and get your assets out

      • Pooch says:

        Not many places to go except Chinese or Russian hegemony.

      • The Cominator says:

        Publicly traded companies getting nationalized is probably the last apple cart they knock over… especially if public companies don’t involve land or natural resources.

        Thats AT LEAST 5 years away. Right now this is a bet on dollar decline that also pays 25% a month on selling covered calls.

        • Pooch says:

          The advantage of buying Bitcoin directly (and transferring it to a secure wallet) is it becomes independent of your location and resistant if things go south in the US.

          • The Cominator says:

            That may become the prime consideration in the future (probably not too too far in the future) but right now I would prefer to be exposed to crypto but in a way that is somewhat resistant to bitcoin falling from grace in favor of another crypto in case the eye of Soros falls on bitcoin…

            AND as I said get the racket covered call rate on out of the money calls of around 25% a month (immediately reinvested of course, I’m not holding dollars).

            • Epstein's Suicide Note says:

              It sounds very nice, but all you’re doing is making a volatility bet. The crypto aspect is largely irrelevant.

              Selling covered calls at a 5% premium on a stock that never changes its value could easily be more profitable over a year than selling covered calls at a 25% premium on a stock that loses 90% of its value within 6 months – especially if you reinvest the premiums into larger covered call positions. You’re accumulating that stock, and are therefore exposed to the un-hedged equity risk of that stock.

              It’s certainly an interesting recommendation and I might play around with it using some risk capital, but I definitely wouldn’t bet the farm on it. Also, if all you ever intend to do is sell covered calls and don’t have any specific interest in the underlying shares, then it’s far more profitable and actually considerably safer to use call spreads; you don’t need to front any cash for the lots, and your maximum loss is the spread itself, not the entire underlying value of the shares.

              • The Cominator says:

                Won’t lose 90% of its value not with the way US government and monetary policy is going. In fact it doesn’t even go down 1:1 with bitcoin.

                I do not have my entire holdings on this but when I got tipped to this I didn’t take too long to decide that this was probably going to be a very big score.

    • Snowdensjacket says:

      The old philosopher Augustine tells us that usury is a sin. My old age tells me rat the sin destroys the sinner. Think twice before you choose how your money will work for you.

      • The Cominator says:

        Im not lending money.

        • jim says:

          Commies think that allocating capital to its highest and best use is “usury”. This is the commie definition of usury. The Christian definition of usury presupposes that what we now call capitalism is virtuous, and ordained by God in the fall.

          You are making bets on what businesses will be profitable, which indirectly, through several intermediaries, has the effect, if your predictions are accurate, has the effect of allocating capital to those businesses.

          It is only usury if you are charging interest against the person, rather than against property. You are not charging interest at all, because you are not lending money at all.