Time for Kings

The time of Republics has ended. The time of Kings approaches.

It is said that comes the hour, comes the man. We shall see. The hour is near, and yet the man is nowhere in sight.

The technology and tactics of warfare are rapidly changing, and no one has quite figured it out yet. The meaning of war itself is changing, and its future shape has not yet been revealed. The King will be a man who knows what he is doing, and no one knows they are doing yet.

Russia is planning an army of two million grunts, but most of the casualties and destruction that Russia and the Ukraine inflict on each other come from a hundred or so of the top drone operators, the best of the best, on both sides. Increasingly often, we see battles won or lost by drones alone, with grunts just showing up to plant the flag after the battle is done. Tanks have become just taxis to bring grunts to and from the battle field, artillery is just to level the buildings that provide cover for the other side’s grunts, and grunts are mattering less.

The technology of war is changing radically, and its shape is not yet clear, but it is starting to look like it will involve a very small number of very able people. But, even more importantly, the meaning of war is changing.

The sixteenth of and seventeenth century was a time of holy wars, the wars of the Protestant revolution.

We have seen “cabinet wars” – Bismarks “politics by other means”, limited wars fought for limited objectives. Putin attempted a cabinet war in the Ukraine.

We have seen national wars, the wars of Nations, exemplified by the Napoleonic wars. World War One and Two were national wars. Putin attempted politics by other means in in the Ukraine, America upped the ante on Putin from cabinet war to a war of nations.

Yevgeny Prigozhin realized this was stupid, and upped the ante on America from war of nations to holy war, and Putin reluctantly followed along behind him. Prigozhin was fighting for God, and the west found it was fighting for the gay parade, sodomy, Global Warming, the right of sodomites to hang out in women’s bathrooms, and the right of schoolchildren to be sexually transitioned without parental consent. Also the right of black people to jump subway turnstiles.

Our rulers worship demons, and Prigozhin noticed. The coming Kings will come from those who notice. Putin murdered Prigozhin, for Putin foresaw that from such men, Kings may come.

225 Responses to “Time for Kings”

  1. The Cominator says:

    This country is doomed…


    Apparently there are approximately (maybe its propaganda but I suspect not) 82 million onlyfans simps. Jesus Christ at least get a real hooker…

    • Adam says:

      I’ve been putting serious thought into moving out of the country lately. It is hard to imagine anything turning around here in my lifetime or even my sons.

  2. The Cominator says:

    BTW offtopic but a very Jimian theme.

    Excalibur 1981 is probably the best sword and sorcery film other than Conan and the best cinematic portrayal of the Arthurian legends. Very Jimian part early on when Uther breaks the truce with the Duke of Cornwall because he covets his wife Igraine (and promises Merlin the issue of his lust if he makes it happens).

    Merlin comes to collect and tells Uther that the wife and child are not for him anyway, Uther says what then just to kill and be king… and he says perhaps not even that. You betrayed the Duke (of Cornwall) you stole his wife, lands, castle… now no one trusts you. Uther is ambushed and killed the next morning.

    • The Cominator says:


      Oh youtube actually has the scene…

      • Hesiod says:

        Thanks, Com, for giving me something to muse over on this dreary Sunday. Uther’s character is that of the traditional Western dragon: a beast of sin. He possesses so much potential and climbs so high through ambition but loses it all at the vey pinnacle due to pride. Consider how he begrudges leaving his defeated foe respectful place in the hierarchy and later covets his wife.

        Uther gets what his appetite wants and plunges the world into chaos doing so.

    • Hesiod says:

      The 15th century plate armour drives some Arthurian scholars nuts, but I love it, especially the transition from black to shiny. The visuals of this film are incredible, with symbolic imagery packed into every scene. If you’re not familiar with the basic outline of Arthurian legend, at least Mallory’s text, then the movie may be confusing as so much is going on with the scenes and characters. Excalibur remains my favorite flick since first seeing on it on the big screen as a lad. My guardian in the theater about collapsed from cardiac failure during Uther’s claiming of Ygraine.

      As you say, the theme of Uther’s betrayal of the Duke along with Gwenyvere and Lancelot’s later adultery is very Jimian. Steinbeck most likely could never finish his Arthurian novel due to not being able to commit the thoughtcrime necessary to do the whole story justice despite parts of the rough draft being excellent writing.

      The scene that speaks most to me is Parcival finding the Grail and the meeting with Lancelot just prior. Even during my apostate years, “I can’t give up Hope, Lancelot. It’s all I have” gave me periodic comfort. The Lord has been merciful to this prodigal son.

      • Hesiod says:

        Oh, and take it from one Merlin who knows: Watch out for the Morgannas out there. I’ve been frozen by a few.

      • The Cominator says:

        Yes of course everyone knows the Gothic Plate in a dark age legend like Arthur is historically laughable but its still the best portrayal and as you say it looks good. It seems disjointed because it tries to cover a whole lot of different Arthur myths (some which contradict others and wisely leaving out the one where Arthur ends up at war with whats left of the Roman Empire in Gaul) but I think they did it pretty damn well.

        Morgana is a composite of Morgan Le Faye and the Lady of the Lake (who actually in one myth was the betrayed and confined Merlin rather than just giving the sword).

        • Hesiod says:

          While the bards of yore didn’t have the luxury of an internet to share their Arthurian fanfic, centuries still allowed many variations to accrue into an “expanded universe”.

          IIRC, Malory does include the story of Arthur ordering the murder of all newborn boys in Britain to rid himself of Mordred. Would need a real Arthurian scholar to elucidate this in chronological origin, but I wager this tale is much older than the later continental romances.

          Boorman wisely chooses to have the Divine punish Arthur, admittedly in a spectacular pagan way, but the film does have the transition from pagan to Christianity as a motif. A pious ancient Greek would nod knowingly at the lightning bolt and approve.

      • Excalibur 1981 says:

        Don’t know if they ever rescanned the orignal film stock
        into a new issue on say Blu-Ray, but the Laserdisc issue
        was better quality than the VHS or DVD.

        For fun, take a look at “Name of the Rose”, “LadyHawke”, the whole genre really.

        It is sad that movies will no longer be issued on physical media, ripping and sharing all the Laserdisc, DVD, and Blu-Ray was fun 🙂

        • The Cominator says:

          Name of the Rose was not Sword and Sorcery…

          • Movie Film Trivia says:

            Clash of the Titans.

            Ok, so what was the movie where there were these thieves or agents articulating their way through a roomful of laser alarms and traps to take 3 prized orbs or jewels or eggs or crowns… it was called or referred to as “treasure of the three kings” or something like that. Probably at least a 20+ year old movie. ???

            • Hesiod says:

              Hawk the Slayer is a sword-n-sorcery film that predates Excalibur by a year. It’s cheesy especially with the uncalled-for-and-most-unnecessary disco interspersed in the soundtrack, but it’s still great fun. Legolas’ bow prowess in the LOTR films pays homage to Crow the Elf from this film.

  3. Vlad says:

    If you were correct that cheap drones determine control of meatspace then anarchy not monarchy will be our future. Which might be a good solution men capable enough to build cheap war machines capable of keeping them free to not bend a knee but incapable of enslaving his neighbors though maybe being popular with them thousands of these guys at a stalemate neutering central governments maybe allowing them to do what they ought and no more
    Tech like drones may stop tank plane truck invasion but don’t hold ground men with guns and walkitalkis hold ground sometimes need artillery too if enemy really determined and well supplied.
    American men can hold ground against American state no problem so far there’s no purpose to doing it soon state so broke will give reason then state will try to make example out of some area because they can’t hold the country but a small area yeah. Some smart felled will light them up for the lulz and other smart guys will notice state will cease and sue for peace limited govt.
    this will not make some clever teller that used to make snow bikes now makes fedfuckers the king just respected and he will have to be discreet until state is thoroughly discouraged or they will go after the small target they can particularly the first smart guy
    This is already beginning
    American men with guns are never going for monarchy sorry maybe cool idea but never happening maybe genetic even European people all over in many different times keep inventing a sort of republicanism celts nords Greeks Roman’s Americans it keeps happening maybe too many of us cluster cognitively closer to the tranche where kings emerge maybe our aggression it’s weird also we are only ones keep trying the hard way to see how much female autonomy is too much

    • jim says:

      > Tech like drones may stop tank plane truck invasion but don’t hold ground men with guns and walkitalkis hold ground sometimes need artillery too if enemy really determined and well supplied.

      We are not yet at the point where grunts with guns cannot hold ground, but we are headed there. The front is getting deeper and deeper. The maps are unreal, in that fewer and fewer men are occupying the areas the mappers mark as occupied, that what happens at the front that mappers draw is increasingly determined by battles fought deep behind those lines the mappers draw, and that teams with drones often go very deep into territory that is marked by the mappers as occupied by the other side.

      The hierarchy of war is that one man with a gun can control turf, and a group of men with guns can defeat one man with a gun. But a group of men with guns is a target. Occupying ground is still doable, but the cost is rising.

      > American men with guns are never going for monarchy.

      You cannot win without unified command. Which our enemies do not have.

      A group of men with guns that do go for monarchy will rule.

      • Karl says:

        Why do you think that our enemies have no unified command? I see some factional infighting, usually not infighting by lethal violence, but that does not preclude unified command.

        My impression is that our enemies do have unified command. When the ruling cabal decided to push clot shots on everyone, the whole apparatus of the empire complied. I see this as unified command.

        We cannot know what will happen when the ruling cabal decides to got to war, e.g. with Iran, Russia, and/or China, but my guess is that the military machine will comply.

        • jim says:

          Yes, our enemies do have unified command. And do not. They can act as one man – one man with a bad case of schizophrenia. Biden is obviously not the president, but there is no single secret president.

          It is a group small enough to meet around a coffee table. But it is a group. This resembles Rome under the triumvirates.

          > my guess is that the military machine will comply.

          Somewhat. And somewhat not.

      • TheDividualist says:

        “Artillery conquers, infantry occupies” (France, WWI)

        Which is why in WWI the deadly thing was not the attack or the defense, but the counter-attack. Occupation turns infantry into prime target for artillery.

    • Your Uncle Bob says:

      >American men with guns are never going for monarchy

      I am reflexively inclined to agree with this. And in regards to civnat normie boomers it’s probably true enough.

      But devil’s advocate – imagine a timeline in which Donald Trump had been worthy, and even one of Don Jr. or Barron had been worthy. The memers certainly had a field day with the autist Barron with nothing to work with except height, and Don Jr. might have gotten some traction as well if his own father hadn’t sidelined him in favor of the jewish son-in-law. (Jared’s own doing, or Ivanka’s, or is Jr really that inept? There’s a game of thrones story there that I’m now idly curious about, though I don’t expect it will ever be fully told.) Do you really think the hard right couldn’t coalesce around at least the fuhrerprinzip plus heir apparent, if not open ermine-furred robe British-style monarchy?

      • Vlad says:

        Sure if trump had a viable plan for crossing the rubicon American men with guns would have followed him they are dying for a showdown but they would not crown him Ceasare if he vanquished enemies and asked to lead as many terms as Putin they would keep him indefinitely but only if he asked
        Putin might get away with it since Russia’s always had emperors and Putin is a restorationist but he doesn’t dare either. Like it or not American restoration is a republic where only white men over 25 of good character and property elect very limited govt I think a man who solved leftism satisfactorily could sell that restored easy.
        Someone is ruling us it seems chaotic sometimes because their current tactic is to use leftism which is a coalition of circular firing squads but as pointed out when it’s important enough like mail in ballots cuz covid then even the niggers get in formation. But in meantime they let the left chimp out and the right get mad about it mainly they wait for situations they can exploit with media law war whatever called for while suppressing situations that would work against their control of the world no not WEF faggots they’re useful idiots like the EU and communists and cuckservatives this group surely has a leader but not a monarch. This group wants total control forever of the planet understands a sort of consumerism paid for by whites can finance it but the niggers need subsidizing until they’re expendable for now whites are too uncooperative and niggers needed to keep them down and to consume with the wealth transfers from whites
        They are in big trouble now and know it their money is about to collapse their military sucks they will try desperate things to hold on and expect surprises they always seem to have another life

        • jim says:

          It does not matter, for war is the father of us all. Kings will be back, and the way drone warfare is going, aristocracy is likely to be back. It might take many decades, might take three years. Prediction is hard, especially about the future, but it is looking more like three years. Maybe two or thee years for the $#!% to hit the fan, and a century before historians look back and say “at such and such a date, the time of Kings returned”

          • Vlad says:

            Jefferson a leftist revolution is a given but he was orders of magnitude for right than say trump. That said he did solve a big problem. Not only are you quite lucky to end up with a good king one with a capable son is rare indeed.electing leaders based on merit from the pool of entire country solves lots of problem in addition to getting quality leader more often

            Kings reigning for life then turning over power to children makes stakes much higher for unhappy citizens/aristocrat and so war for change more likely
            An elected leader has a short term it’s easier to wait them out than wreck the joint which effects everyone and which other countries take advantage of

            Monarchy record is from simpler times even so much evidence monarchs were usurped by their bureaucracy today the situation would be way worse while in either method more power to the leader would help contra moldberg that’s not the root of the problem. But first I’m pointing out kings rarely have absolute power from runnymeade to the pretend kings left to the kings controlled by bureaucracy few had as much power as some presidents

            The real problem is moral authority. Rather a clear understanding of the nations ambitions. It’s true back in monarchy days a lot of that was not just common sense but common law which did in some ways limit monarchs but it also empowered them when in sync
            Btw this is also one reason why cucktianity had less deleterious effect the common law and sense preceded it.

            Short version we have transition from heroic to slave morality left is currently struggling with constraints of libertarian morality which took it halfway but like cucktianity is now in the way of slate rule. ( this note in nomwaynimplies I buy that leftist college professors are ruling anything only that leftism has an arc) Jefferson saw libertarian values as a sensible compromise. He did not understand the precedent he set or the utter stupidity of men or anticipate Jews.

            What is needed is a sort of religion just not a Jew death cult – yeah whatever my opinion. We did a fact reality based morality by which our leaders laws and citizens are judged to be in or against the national project. That project being obviously sensible enforcing it vigorously will not be objected to and leaders remain strong. That morality being basically what is good for our specific people culture and nation place would be impossible to Jew. In fact it is clear that the largest sustainable nation is at the extreme one no more mixed than the white population of USA circa 1960 ie America proved whiteness can work as well as any other more specific race ie german Japanese so there won’t be any Jews to Jew our laws culture etc nor niggers for them to incite nor free women or out faggots
            The problem has not been so much any of the symptoms talked about rather the moral dyslexia particularly Jesus and Jefferson’s shit. Morality is indeed situational what is morally good for me and mine may be your death that’s life reality truth and a successful nation uses this not some hippie Jew faggotry about being nice or nerdy idea about a Mexican standoff off 350 million sovereign citizens no like china the pull together. Now it’s harder for white men but we repeatedly prove we can do it better but then try pushing it too far. Like repeatedly giving women too much power. Men too much freedom. Whites are only animal that can coalesce around an idea that is not good for his genes it’s a lesson we need to learn no man is an island I think Emerson argued against Thoreau I’ll bet like me many here are individualist I live in my own fief in the Rockies create my own power food etc but we need to give up a little bit of freedom not like china but maybe like earlier America when it’s not good for us a a whole

            • The Cominator says:

              “ndeed.electing leaders based on merit”

              LOL you are a fag it isn’t based on merit and you are advocating some form of Democracy. Republics have a brief good period, than they suck. A republic after its good period is like ALWAYS having a bad king.

              Bad kings come in two basic forms Charles II of Spain and Phillip II of Spain (the latter is far worse).

              Charles II type bad kings are weak and have no power over their court nobles bureaucracy etc the government operates pretty much on a corrupt autopilot.

              A Phillip II of Spain bad king is an activist busybody like in a Republic with an activist progressive administration which is fucking cancer.

              • Vlad says:

                You suck moldbergs cock a Jew who admits his ideal world is San Francisco Cisco 1990 and who conveniently “ invents” neo reaction just as neo conservatism is unmasked he claims the root of liberalism is not Jew Marxism but Christianity specifically the variety you and Jim propose to solve with.
                You also cherry pick and fail to address the wider issues.
                First monarchs are self chosen by self interest and can only be removed by forces that wreak destruction on a nation. Despite this nations are often wrecked to remove them because they reign for life and often badly
                Shut the fuck up about bad democracy we all know about that because the Jew told us how much better it would be if elite tech lords ruled us as serfs of the patch down to crypto locked toilets hmm so similar to WEF plan and basically what we already have that supposedly are trying to solve. And Trump he’s a fucking joke deep state ran circles around him to this day.

                As I said I’m not shilling de,ocracy anyway I’m pointing out it draws from a wider pool theoretically meritocracy and even so you’re only stuck for a while. Here’s a thought experiment even in this decadent age of imminent collapse if only men could vote so men niggers Jews browns faggots what would they vote for they would be at least as conservative as any time in history so while I don’t advocate de,ocracy vs republicanism and certainly don’t advocate non whites in our nations let alone voting the problem isn’t republicanism it’s women and non whites.
                If I said solve those types issues you’d say it’s too hard easier to just get a king
                Do you not understand how fucking absurd that thought is you’re never ever ever selling that forcing that it’s doa moldbergs just marinated your brain in Jew jizz to think it’s possible let alone that I want Zuckerberg ruling me
                You guys ought to be planing war not what nonsense you think your going to impose on the guys that are planing war after they win they will laugh at your faggot ass jew nonsense.
                I know moldberg told you the guys that actually have guns and balls are just going to be dying to hear your arcane theories about how some Jew told you the problem is the calvinists well not really cuz it’s the Unitarians cuz we’re going to bring back Calvinism but without the essence of its theology more catholic like but don’t call it that anyway the Jews will rule but we will call them cognitive elites you’re a joke no one going to listen what they will naturally do is try and just turn back the clock a bit that’s what you have to work with but it’s enough. If you address the slave morality. But you’re worshipping the Jew that invented slave morality.

                • jim says:

                  Putting you back on moderation for being offensive and inflammatory without being entertaining.

                • jim says:

                  All the advantages of democracy you depict are the advantages of a virtuous and cooperative elite.

                  With such an elite, democracy is unnecessary. Your state is going to be a Republic in substance even if it is an absolute monarchy in legal form and social ritual.

                  Without such an elite, you have all the disadvantages of absolutism, and none of the advantages.

                  Caesar is coming. He will find himself with a hostile state religion, or a dead one. Caesar in power will discover he needs a state religion. If no Bishop, then no King.

                  What is available?

                  We are.

                  An army needs a faith. Faith in the Republic is dead. Obviously the way to go is Christian Nationalism, a path somewhat similar to that trodden by Prighozen. Caesar either takes power on the basis of faith, or takes power ad hoc, and looks around finding he needs a faith in order to rule.

                • Mr.P says:

                  “… inflammatory without being entertaining.”

                  And horribly written with no eye or mind for useful punctuation. F-, fail.

        • Trump Should Have Given The Signal says:


          • jim says:

            Deleted for failure to commit a thought crime. You point in the direction of no end of thought crimes, without actually revealing the content of any of them.

            To get white listed: https://blog.reaction.la/uncategorized/moderation-policy/

            • jim says:

              To all the sock puppets replying to the above comment.

              I am not letting you through. You have to get on the whitelist by committing a thought crime, or by making relevant response to a thought crime, if only reject it in a way that reveals what the thought crime is.

              If you want to argue that proposition X constitutes a thought crime, when it obviously is not, you first have to state proposition Y, which definitely is a thought crime, if only to disagree with it.

              I keep listing thought crimes which are definitely thought crimes. Take your pick. I have listed no end of them.

              I am not going to debate what constitutes a thought crime with people strangely unable to speak, or even notice, a thought crime.

              • Pax Imperialis says:

                You’ve made all the previously whitelisted shill emails a valuable commodity. I’m sort of expecting a bunch of the retired shills to be returning. I’m pretty sure Ghost already did.

                • jim says:

                  I can unwhitelist, and from time to time do.

                  What I have changed is that every commenter that is not white listed gets a notice from my webserver when he submits his comment: Commit a thought crime or your comment is unlikely to be seen.

                  Some first time commenters find this policy surprising, but comply. Some don’t, a huge number do not, and you do not see them.

                  Try submitting a comment with a new fake email and tell me if it is working as it should. How can I improve the user experience? How should I improve the user experience?

        • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

          At the end of the day my impression of Trump is that he was the kinda guy who will walk right up to the edge of the Rubicon, talk loudly about the problems on this side of the Rubicon, and about how the solutions are on the other side, then hope someone else following him will push him that last final step over the line.

          The kind of guy that would like to cross, but doesn’t have the spirit to cross unilaterally.

          • Pax Imperialis says:

            Maybe he didn’t have the spirit to cross unilaterally because he realized at the last, worst possible moment he had pushed away all the men who would have joined him years ago and had surrounded himself with men like Mattis.

            • King Vivek or Trump or says:

              A King can’t be an arrogant narcissist look-at-me self-questioning sort of guy.
              Trump is a mix of qualities.
              But as you say, some of those qualities pushed away, as the moment neared, both the mission and the men.

              What (loyal) men does Trump have left?
              If he has the men, if he has been building in secret for the last four years, he could at least trigger the start, to be filled with someone else as the longer term King, and Trump as Father Honorarium.

              Vivek is getting more based with every speech.
              And you can’t get based in public and survive in this environment without serious levels of quiet backing by some heavy hitting Knights, such that your enemy is too afraid to try taking them on or is unable to compute a solution at this moment.

              I counter that Vivek might not actually be owned by the suspected internal faction, that there is actually something else from the outside forming around him.

              Kennedy is also a bit of an unusual situation.

              • jim says:

                Contrary to my new policy, stated in https://blog.reaction.la/uncategorized/moderation-policy/ I am allowing this through, because it is a substantive comment with no obvious shill payload. But next time I will probably silently delete it.

                Usually comments like this from commentators not on the whitelist will be silently deleted. And your next comment like this is going to be silently deleted. You know what you need to do to get on the whitelist.

                Well there is one element of shill payload. The presupposition that we will get a King through elections, like the Kennedy Dynasty that was terminated by assassination.

                Not likely. Kings will come to power through war, then hold elections.

                Vivek’s latest have been getting pretty good. He started off good, and has gotten considerably better. But I still get an uneasy feeling about him. I know I am seeing the real Trump, pretty sure I am seeing the real Bukele. I much doubt that I am seeing the real Vivek. I doubted I was seeing the real Javier Milei, and shortly after he was elected, my doubts were confirmed.

                JFK Junior is just Stalin contending with the Trotkyists. Yes, a major improvement, but nonetheless more of the same. Our collapse into economic ruin and totalitarian terror would continue under JFK Junior, but we would have better prospects of avoiding hyperinflation and World War III.

                • The Cominator says:

                  Vivek is a typical Indian scammer. He sounds good but that is what he is.


                • jim says:

                  “All Republican voters now get to have the experience of every silicon valley hiring manager. Groomed, well-spoken h1b comes into the interview loop, says all the right words, nails every question

                  You hire him and 1 year later your entire department does nothing and is named rajinesh”

                  I have been there.

                • Pax Imperialis says:

                  > Kings will come to power through war, then hold elections.

                  That ended terribly for Park Chung Hee and Chun Doo-hwan. Lee Kwan Yew is really the exception.

                • jim says:

                  They did not lose power in South Korea. They lost power in Washington.

                  In a multipolar world, things will be different.

              • Pax Imperialis says:

                > A King can’t be an arrogant narcissist look-at-me self-questioning sort of guy.

                Kings can be all sorts of guys with all sorts of qualities. Any brief study of monarchy history would make that apparent. What is absolutely terminal however is not having an army when needed.

                > What (loyal) men does Trump have left?

                Enough if the chance provides itself.

                > he has been building in secret

                On the contrary he has been fairly open about it.

          • Pax Imperialis says:

            Caesar had an army of loyal men he had known and lead for years before he ever thought of crossing the Rubicon. Trump sent such men packing within the first two years of his administration at the behest of the establishment. Cross the Rubicon? With what army!

            Talks about deputizing all of his followers at the last moment would not have worked. That’s the type of thing that must be done years before.

            • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

              Trump talked a lot about the importance of loyalty to running a good business. Which makes it sound like he kinda knew the score.

              But then again, what were his standards for loyalty? What did loyalty looks like to him? Seems like it was selection on the basis of flattery in person (even – or especially – if they were disrespectful in public elsewhere), rather than selection on the basis of sharing your convictions and willingness to go out on a limb thereof.

              • Dharmicreality says:

                Merchants tend to measure loyalty in terms of monetary value and rational self interest which doesn’t work well when translated to the priestly world of democratic politics.

              • Pax Imperialis says:

                Trump understands the importance of loyalty and in general his standards were good enough. Just look at how surprisingly steadfast his legal team has been. Any other man would have been abandoned by now. Even many of his business partners have refused to flip.

                His main issue was an assumption of loyalty from the military, especially an assumption of loyalty from the generals. He sure loved being pictured with generals. A big mistake. From the accounts that have emerged, the National Security Council appears to have been the main avenue by which the deep state managed to influence Trump’s personnel. I used Mattis as an example especially because the man did not flatter Trump in public (to my knowledge), and from the accounts that have emerged was fairly adversarial with Trump directly in private. This strays from Trump’s norm in picking people. Likely, Trump fell for the myth of the apolitical DoD and the myth of the president being the Commander in Chief.

                I know Trump isn’t stupid and is capable of learning from his mistakes. Just look at how he doesn’t automatically endorse Generals anymore and has become far more selective in which military guys he associates with. Trump is keeping retired General Flynn around. A lot of the others are obviously going to be newly or permanently retired if he gets back in the White House.

          • Your Uncle Bob says:

            >At the end of the day my impression of Trump is that he was the kinda guy who will walk right up to the edge of the Rubicon, talk loudly about the problems on this side of the Rubicon, and about how the solutions are on the other side, then hope someone else following him will push him that last final step over the line.

            This is plausible.

            Trump, middle of speech on Jan 6: “And after this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you…” And end of speech: “So we’re going to, we’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. I love Pennsylvania Avenue. And we’re going to the Capitol, and we’re going to try and give. … So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue.”

            And of course he never did. But imagine the world in which he did.

            I remember at the time wondering what happened that he never showed. Cold feet all on his own, or did someone in a uniform explain to him how things were going to be, or was it someone in a suit with pictures who explained how things were going to be, or did he get in the armored limo and the secret service driver took him somewhere else entirely while he blustered in the back seat, or was the initial promise all speechifying and word salad to begin with, or … ? Too many possibilities to call it from the outside. But waiting for someone else to cross first might be the Occam’s razor answer.

    • RedBible says:

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  4. Pax Imperialis says:

    Well my dog has contracted something that the vet says is deadly, he’s already majorly debilitated, so I’ll be gone for a while since it doesn’t look good. Happy holidays.

    • The Cominator says:

      Paz losing a dog is sad hope you feel better and your dog passes with minimal pain.

    • Hesiod says:

      Heavenly Father, comfort brother Pax and his cherished dog during this painful time. Pets are among the many blessings You have given us in this fallen world to show we are not forsaken. Thank you, Heavenly Father. In Jesus Christ’s Name, amen.

    • Pax Imperialis says:

      -Using other’s pseudonyms
      -Strange sense of humor
      -Happy holidays… holidays!

      Are you Ghost, or am I being haunted by the ghost of holiday past? Ba dum tish.

      Merry Christmas you fucker.

      • Hesiod says:

        Apologies, Pax. I’m too steeped in a lifetime of ironic humor to find “Happy holidays” all that odd in writing. Still, hopefully you have a dog or other pet so my prayer isn’t totally wasted.

  5. Fidelis says:

    This place is too valuable to lose in the case of a public internet crackdown.

    Jim, I would like to know preferred alternative means of conversation. Bitmessage and what else?

    • jim says:

      Bitmessage is irritatingly unsupported, and I intend my wallet to be a replacement – see my discussion of the cold start problem.

      Alby and Nostr seem likely to be difficult to crack down upon, but I am not very active on nostr. Some very important people are in that community, but somehow, I just have not found all that much interesting activity. I think important people join it, because they expect it to be crackdown resistant, but then, like me, do not do or say very much

      • Fidelis says:

        Active or not, nostr will probably be somewhat accessible in case of a crackdown. Would you mind sharing your address?

        • jim says:

          For the moment, I am keeping my nostr identity separate from this identity, because this identity is working fine. If it ceases to work fine, will likely move this identity to nostr.

      • Wallet Crypto Messaging Broadcasts says:

        Having an undefined short fixed length publicly readable binary capable “message” field as an optional part of the signed tx struct is very useful. Fixed length so it doesn’t bloat bandwidth or storage, public so all users can see it and act on them as desired, binary so users can put ascii or binary or crypted data in the field, undefined so external devs and users can sign their message fields to create whatever network extensions they want to keyscrape into their clients, limited only by the fixed length. How long? Typical ECC or PQC sig length plus say at most 1k for the actual msg.

        Obviously the public message could disclose nothing but the message (perhaps signed by a users external gpg key if they want) ie the protocol just emits the msg network-anon somehow, or the message could disclose sender or receiver by their in-network address keys.

        The only question is, given advanced usable cryptocurrencies will use “new protocol process” (rollups, dags, recursive, zk, etc) to kill off the forever-increasing-storage “blockchain” problem, and since the messages will be “important” to users who’s clients go offline for a bit, you have to decide if they will be transient one-time broadcasts never to be seen again and destroyed in the new protocol process, or held perhaps in a log buffer tx pool db for some fixed length of recovery and request time such as 90 days until the protocol fifo purges them.
        Transient is easy, but it entirely buzzkills the needed higher order use cases that require at least some time-limited message storage buffer for offline clients to come back online and sync up to current state.

        A Digital Cash should not have any “features” beyond moving nominal-value around, multisig, DEX interop function set, privacy capable function set, and this “message” field.

        • jim says:

          Money is communication. Every transaction begins with a conversation, during which people make commitments, and is likely to lead to a conversation about those commitments.

          That conversation, the metadata, the obligations, needs to be locked to the transaction, and the privacy of that conversation is part and parcel of the privacy of that transaction. That is the huge security and privacy hole in Monero.

          Those commitments need social and reputational enforcement, so you need the capability to build on top of the conversations a reputation system, similar to that of Amazon and Ebay.

          Nostr uses a mechanism such as you describe to link the social app to the lightning app, to link the wallet with a bunch of social apps, but nostr plus lightning does not give you any inherent contract capability. As Ethereum proved, contract capability is a really big deal. It is simply central to money. And it is an enormous privacy hole in all existing crypto currencies, and no existing currencies do it very well, not even Ethereum.

          So a money app needs to be a social app, and a foundation on which other social apps can be built, level two social apps like lightning is a level two money app, social apps with the inherent capability to include money inside a message, rather than somehow alongside the message like nostr.

        • jim says:

          I have temporarily put your comment in the spam bucket.

          Please do what is needed to get your fake email whitelisted.


          Since you want to talk about crypto, you could, addition to or instead the thought crimes listed in the moderation policy, or any of the other numerous thought crimes in this blog, quote one of the thought crimes in https://reaction.la/security/manifesto/sox_accounting.html

          • Spam Bucket says:

            What does one have to say… that american blacks have evolved into an even lesser species than their enslaved yet still pridekeeping forefathers… that supposedly christian euro men want to get cucked by superior muslim men following a false prophet, that jews had almost nothing to do with 911 other than profiting from info given to them…
            As if anyone remembers what random string they used as an “email” anyway.

  6. Sher Singh says:

    Just wanted to give my best wishes to everyone here.


  7. Pax Imperialis says:

    Kissinger faithfully and loyally served the empire. His reward?
    A Grand State Funeral
    A Quiet Funeral
    Two Minutes Hate
    Two Days Hate
    Surely it can’t be Two Weeks Hate?
    It just keeps going on and on.

    This is a disturbing measurement of Baizhu power levels. So much white guilt has finally found a cathartic release in the form of ecstatic regime approved hate.

  8. zero says:


    • nils says:

      i fear for i have witnissed the birth and death of the free national republic of ireland
      he came and he went, for a brief shining moment he was there standin against the rot allbeit innefectuall(faggot) “read://https_news.yahoo.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnews.yahoo.com%2Fmore-one-four-had-mrna-171724613.html%3Fguce_referrer%3DaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmluZy5jb20v%26guce_referrer_sig%3DAQAAAFCPEcaMuGW1DkH1SQHLbkJBUvxEpJZtqQxWqgXojCZ7QA_Um05xie5VcHP_MDyYEYoXOaEiD5ofii4SAP_H_IkGwF5HQ2BWnGKfP5A870jOxaWuZTu56zgVlAubdREynzwn1yL-27T3K6PNSQkpIJAjbib9BKo0m4fl5tIj0sa7%263739a18c-0c68-43cc-a4cb-b8b99e9bfd72%3Deab0a938-f7f1-4a7d-9222-94f01651cdf6″More than a quarter of people injected with mRNA Covid jabs suffered an unintended immune response created by a glitch in the way the vaccine was read by the body, a study has found.

      No adverse effects were created by the error, data show, but Cambridge scientists found such vaccines were not perfect and sometimes led to nonsense proteins being made instead of the desired Covid “spike”, which mimics infection and leads to antibody production.

      mRNA jabs, such as the ones created by Moderna and Pfizer, use a string of genetic material to tell the body to create a specific protein that safely imitates an infection.

      Research in the field, spanning decades, had been slow work. It often stalled because RNA itself is often attacked by the body as a foreign invader.

      But in 2023, the Nobel Prize for Medicine went to the pair of scientists who had spent years working to fix the problem. It was done by taking one of the RNA bases, uridine, and swapping in a very similar synthetic alternative.

      This breakthrough allowed scientists to create proteins in the body without the immune system attacking the jab.

      It allows for quick and precise vaccines that are highly effective and was the backbone of the Covid vaccine response.

      Not a perfect fit
      It was thought the minor tweak to uridine caused no problems in cells, but a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge’s Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit have now found when this partially synthetic code is read, the protein-making machine in the body sometimes struggles with the uridine analogues.

      Because it is not a perfect fit for what is expected, there can be a momentary pause which causes the process to stutter and a letter in the code can get skipped, much like a bike slipping a gear.

      This process, called frameshifting, throws out the way the code is interpreted as it relies on groups of three bases, known as codons, being read in the right order.

      This issue, caused by the jab’s code, throws the process completely out of sync and the entire subsequent code becomes garbled.

      In the case of the Covid jabs, the end result is a nonsensical and harmless protein, the team found, which the body attacks and leads to an immune system flare-up. The new study, published in Nature, found this occurred in around 25-30 per cent of people.

      Rogue protein fear
      The vaccine is read well enough to create the strong protection against the coronavirus, the scientists say, but the frameshifting issue creates what was, until now, an unknown off-target effect.

      The code relating to the Covid vaccines was harmless and no issues were created. However the team say that subsequent mRNA vaccines used for other diseases or infections could, in theory, lead to viable proteins being created that are active in the body.

      In this scenario not only is the vaccine not making the right protein, it could lead to a rogue protein being produced.

      There is no evidence of this occurring in the Covid jabs, the authors stress, and they say any trials on other mRNA therapeutics would detect any such problems in early stages.

      Dr James Thaventhiran, senior author of the report, said: “Research has shown beyond doubt that mRNA vaccination against COVID-19 is safe. Billions of doses of the Moderna and Pfizer mRNA vaccines have been safely delivered, saving lives worldwide.”

      The authors also found that there is an easy way to eradicate the frameshifting events which relies on changing the code of the mRNA drug to minimise the use of the problematic pseudo-uridine.

      Replacing it with a natural base that when read as a trio still makes the correct amino acid is enough to stop the unwanted skips and therefore improve safety without sacrificing efficacy.

      These findings were shared with medicines regulator MHRA around a year ago, the scientists say, and updated vaccines that use the improved form of mRNA are in the works for cancer jabs, and other therapeutics.

      ‘Revolutionary technology’
      “This technology is amazing and it’s going to be revolutionary as a new medicine platform for all sorts of things, but we’ve just made it a whole lot safer going forward,” Professor Anne Willis, co-senior study author and director of the MRC Toxicology Unit told reporters.

      “Ribosomes are somehow sensing the modified RNAs, but the Covid vaccines are very, very safe and very, very efficacious.

      “But there are decoding issues with this technology that can cause stalling and frameshifting and we can get cellular immunity to these peptides after vaccination.”

      However, she adds it is very exciting that there is a way to fix the issue, which “massively de-risks this platform going forward”.

      Broaden your horizons with award-winning British journalism. Try The Telegraph free for 1 month, then enjoy 1 year for just $9 with our US-exclusive offer. “where https://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/01/07/does-bernie-sanders-understand-hes-about-to-abolish-the-credit-card-industry-and-cause-a-recession/?sh=51f6a155448d

    • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

      Now taking bets on odds of mass algorithm testing emails to pose as whitelisted name.

  9. The Cominator says:

    To me it looks like America’s future is very Mad Max for a while before any would be “kings” arise… you’ll have years of anarchy/warlordism and cannibalism before you get a king. Think the Sengoku Jidai but without the Japanese love for order at the low level.

    • jim says:

      When the Roman Empire fell, the Romano Britons never got their act together. They were eventually replaced by the angles and saxons, except for Wales and Brittany. And the Angles and Saxons did not get their act together either. Mad Max until the rise of Christian Kings.

      On the other hand, I think we just have more history now. We can copy what worked.

    • Mister Grumpus says:

      Safe crypto-based communication, payments, corporate forms and accounting (over Starlink?), that other countries can participate in as well, and kapow, we might all be surprised by how quickly this thing turns around.

      Massachusetts and Manhattan will drift off into the sea like Atlantis. “What was that about again?”

      Aidan’s latest affected me. Some social and economic technologies that inherently preclude The Equality Delusion — that don’t even give it a venue to raise its hand and make noises — and that’s a whole new planet.

  10. Anon says:

    Tucker Carlson speech at the ISI’s 70th anniversary
    He had to be reading this blog
    Even the bit about christmas in Abu Dhabi.

    • someDude says:

      Anglin is reading, so is the Zman, as is the patriarch in Moscow

    • Pax Imperialis says:

      A while back there was some conversation about Tobacco here, and not too long after Tucker said some very similar things. Made me wonder about coincidences. Guess a schrodinger cat is out of the hat now. In general, I don’t think it’s a good idea to be speculating about irl people reading this blog.

  11. I would argue that the time of republics ended around the time the republic ended. That was quite some time ago and is not a new development.

    • Anonymous Fake says:

      I might be banned 100% for no reason, so don’t know if this gets through, but the strongest sign that republics are over is that all of the “separate republics” of the world mysteriously have the exact same policies despite being run by cartoonish clowns.

      There’s a secret republic running things, or maybe a secret king or the Sanhedrin or alien reptiles or even plain old anarchy just waiting to become contagious.

      If the US fails, suddenly all of the “separate republics” would fail too.

      • jim says:

        Not banning you, but not allowing the same old same old through. So you have been getting a whole lot of silent deletion.

        This is not the same old same old – it is startlingly close to a genuine thought crime.

        Look, my main reason for keeping you on moderation is that your argument is always that “Hail fellow right winger: a socialist state run from the top down by Harvard for the benefit of those that have received academic accreditation is the true right wing policy of real right wingers. Also everyone should move into a little box in a giant government housing project in the big blue megalopoli”

        And then I rebut that, and you ignore my rebuttal and just say the same thing all over again as if no one had already responded to it.

        As it happens I have academic accreditation, though it was never particularly useful in my career or relevant to it. And for a long time everyone with academic accreditation was reasonably smart, civilized, willing to follow orders, and capable of interpreting them in a relevant and appropriate manner. So preference for accredited employees was not stupid.

        This is no longer the case. And, on doing some research, I found that in the US, the rot set in in 1875, and has been getting worse and worse, faster and faster, with no definite point where it abruptly got worse or abruptly started to get worse faster. For some considerable time, people with accreditation have been receiving preference inappropriate to their abilities and character, enforced directly by law, or enforced by human resources, who have been becoming an ever worse and ever more egregious obstacle to hiring the people that one needs and wants, injecting people who are obstacles to getting stuff done, and excluding people who are good at getting stuff done, and a major part of what makes Human Resources an obstacle is the alarming decline in the filtering function of accreditation. Which has been declining for a long time, but now the decline has become devastating.

        Your economics is postmodern Marxist economics, in that you assume wealth just spontaneously springs from the magic dirt, and the only question is who is worthy to be given the spontaneous fruits of the magic dirt. Sometimes it is regular Marxist economics, in that it simply assumes that work equals value, so those who have worked hard deserve value.

        Nah, someone has to create wealth, and all your economic proposals are the same economic proposal: To punish everyone who creates wealth, because you deserve higher status than them.

        Work deserves no value. The creation of value deserves value, and pointless makework should be forcefully discouraged. And when it is high status pointless makework, unproductive, when it is disruptive, and parasitic status competition, should be punished in a status lowering manner – tar and feathering, or public beating, or being placed in the stocks and pelted with rotten fruit, or something like that.

        The main function and power of Kings, when Kings were real, was to be the fount of all honors – which is to say, to direct status competition into prosocial and productive activities, and away from anti social and destructive activities.

        Charles the second did this in three ways: By bestowing royal honors on people and organizations engaged in productive prosocial activities, for example making the Invisible College the Royal Society, by protecting people and organizations engaged in prosocial activities from the violence and lawfare of those who did not like the status competition – for example by brutally crushing the mobs that the Puritans marshalled to disrupt meetings of the Royal Society, and by lowering the status of those who loudly announced they were holier than the King and his Bishops by turning a blind eye to mobs that gave them a hard time.

        I have just made a lengthy reply to a mountain of repetitious material that you have posted, and that I have suppressed. You deserve the right to reply to my reply. But it needs to be a reply to my reply. Not the same old stuff that I am replying to, which I have allowed through far too many times already.

        • Anonymous Fake says:

          [*deleted*] People should honor their promises, though.[*deleted*]

          • jim says:

            I did not make those promises to you. Academia made those promises to you. Why are those who create value to be punished for the lies your professors told you?

          • Aidan says:

            People can’t and shouldn’t honor promises made for them by unrelated third parties. The College promised you that x, y, and z in government and business would do good things for you. That’s not a promise, it’s a sales tactic.

            • Anonymous Fake says:

              If merchants called out colleges for being worthless and called out places like New York City for being cost of living traps, they would be in the right. I’m placing the burden of proof on them because out of touch, ivory towered academics are economically clueless and so are 18 year old preppy kids. Everyone has basic responsibilities to society.

              The kids who aren’t academics and who lack merchant sense are going to default to either warrior behavior or underclass behavior, and this is the muscle of the left. And so far, this has worked out for the left.

              • jim says:

                I am allowing this through, despite it being the same old same old, because it is obviously unfair to to denounce your position, ridicule you, and then silence your response, however much your repetitious and unresponsive response deserves silencing

                But I am going back to silent deletion, because your responses are unresponsive, which means this discussion would go on forever without ever getting anywhere, wasting space, and unless you say something responsive, going to allow sane decent people, probably myself among them, have the last word, silently deleting your further responses unless you say something responsive.

                I am tired of this discussion. It has all been said too many times.

                You should hate those who scammed you, not those other people who failed to give you what the scammers promised that other people would give.

                This is the standard shill meme. ‘Hail fellow peasants. The party loves you, the party is great, it is just those kulaks, the peasant with two cows, screwing up socialism and causing suffering, fellow peasant. True socialism will make everything great, fellow peasant.”

      • Pax Imperialis says:

        >for no reason

        There are many reasons to ban you. Don’t act like you’ve never transgressed, but then again, court jesters tend to have fairly good job security.

  12. Anonymous says:

    As of late, Andrew Anglin has been discussing his recently diagnosed talking brain tumor. To my shock and horror, I too seem to have developed a talking brain tumor as well. Looking through my browser history, I discovered numerous postings on a notorious site called Jim’s Blog as one Chad whatever or some derivative thereof.

    What’s more, on numerous occasions I have found myself at random gymnasiums lifting weights that I have never done with seemingly superhuman strength as I result of this tumor.

    Also, on several occasions I have arrived home covered in someone else’s blood.

    As always, I deplore violence of any sort and disavow anyone engaged in such.

    Have a nice day!

    • Mayflower Sperg says:

      Anglin recently announced that he has a malignant brain tumor, then admitted a few paragraphs later that doctors have found nothing wrong with him. I don’t think this “tumor” is a ploy for sympathy and attention; he’s just fantasizing about being dead with no afterlife so he doesn’t have to watch the Jews niggerize every last white country on Earth. Not even if it results in Israel, thenceforth bereft of allies, getting niggerized too.

      Today he posted an article saying what a useless lazy fuck his employee/collaborator Snake Baker is. Even if that’s true, why broadcast it to the entire world?

      I’d really like to help this poor wretch quit drinking and get himself back together, but I haven’t the faintest idea how.

      • Kunning Druegger says:

        Here’s an alternative assessment:

        Anglin has a reputation for being correct/honest when others were too scared or stupid to be so. He has been a voice in the wilderness for a long time. Of late, there is a growing chorus of voices getting ever closer to the town square, some quiet, some conversational, a few quite loud, saying what he has been saying, or saying things equally thought-crimey, and even a few that go further.

        At some point, Anglin hitched his wagon to Nick Fuentes. As it turns out, Fuentes is a faggot, a lukewarm catholic, an ideological racemixer, a tool of feds or a fed himself, and a crypto-progressive. Anglin is finally starting to realize that Twink Fuentes is a bad “guy” to be associated to, and he has few options for recalibrating, because his own rhetoric won’t allow him to admit failure. Case in point, a few weeks ago he tried to sneak an admission that the whole Kanye fiasco was really, really dumb (I bought into it in the moment, my positions were articulated on this blog a ~year ago, and it can be clearly seen that I was foolish, naive, wrong, or some combination of all three), and he tried to weasel out of the fact that he got so caught up in “joo, joo, joo” that he ignored all the many red flags.

        Strong rhetoric, confidence in the face of derision/hate, and sticking to one’s guns are all valuable things, but being able to acknowledge mistakes is a far more powerful weapon that is incredibly tricky to handle. No one wants to associate with some weepy, always-apologizing flip-flopper, but if you cannot admit when you made a grievous error (like Trump not publicly acknowledging he sabotaged himself with Covid, or demonstrating that his “legal” team fighting the Steal were undercover enemies) then you deny yourself avenues of tactical approach that greatly enhance strategic position.

        It is terribly challenging to be a Prophet. When people aren’t actively ignoring/suppressing you, your own followers are trying to stone you. And a real prophet is the literal thrall of Nature’s God, and that’s no small thing. A prophet cannot allow ego to become part of their identity, and this is why the Wilderness is a kind of armor. But what happens when the elite realize the Prophet is right? Most often, they just appropriate the message and pretend it’s always been their position, leaving the Prophet to his wilderness. But what if the Prophet is pushed into being a leader? How can a Prophet become a Priest or Merchant or Warrior?

        I don’t have the answer, but I will point out that Certain Persons have a “habit” of regularly addressing mistakes, corrections, aberrations, etc, and I think this is a pretty damn good method for keeping On Track. Maybe Anglin should try to do the same, go through and say “here’s where I was right, here’s where I was wrong, and here’s why I think it happened” bereft of equivocation, pandering, and bitching-moaning.

        • jim says:

          Admitting mistakes is painful and unpleasant, but if one points out one’s own mistakes, one gets to gently remind the reader of what one got right, and explain what went wrong, whereas if one leaves it to someone else to point out one’s mistakes, that someone else will neglect to mention what was correct, and his explanation of what went wrong will be stupidity and ignorance.

  13. Pax Imperialis says:

    Responding to a variety of different loose ends.

    -Many young men get black pilled on women because man is a heuristic creature and the vast majority of modern women are utterly unpleasant, disgusting, rude, insufferable, feminist, etc etc etc. Yes, it’s quite nice to have a woman around, but men these days often don’t have any women around as examples of how wonderful women can be. Only state owned public whores so to speak. Can we really blame those young men for getting black pilled on women even if it’s wrong? It’s all they’ve ever known and intellect alone has a hard time overriding a healthy ability to form and abide by heuristics. Likely the only thing they’ve known to be positive is other men (their bros), so naturally they ask why can’t women be more like men. Thesis, red pilling the about women is potentially less important than explaining to them what women could be.

    -One can tell a lot by the pseudonym one wishes to go by. Man naturally drifts towards sentimental naming. Unfortunately, my alcoholic liver still hope for and believe in saving the empire or salvaging as much as possible. KD trends towards humility while PC trends towards emulating giants. Red, I miss you, for better and worse had a fire in him. The name changers tended to have a certain nihilistic cynicism to them as if nothing truly mattered. Perhaps the most balanced folk among us pick unassuming simple pseudonyms like Jim and Aidan. The type of people who have nothing to prove and are comfortable with who they are. So what does it say when someone calls themselves fake? Or suicide cultists who call themselves peace? Moderation policy could take a look at a pseudonym and…

    -A while back I said I would post the source on Israel threatening Europe and thus why we should be somewhat interested in the conflict. I did say it was probably a few Rabbi that celebrate Purim a bit too much (I think).

    We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets for our air force. Let me quote General Moshe Dayan: “Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother.” I consider it all hopeless at this point. We shall have to try to prevent things from coming to that, if at all possible. Our armed forces, however, are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that will happen before Israel goes under.’


    Not quite a Rabbi, but coming from Martin Van Creveld might as well be a Rabbi. Personally, I still think it isn’t too serious, but we should still have some detached interest in Israeli conflicts.

    -What if future war requires a big crowd of aristocrats? Aristocrats are always in short supply, can’t really afford to lose them. Having a big crowd of grunts as a screen prologues aristocratic suitability. Perhaps grunt in a cement forest for the sole purpose of being shelled to death is the future of warfare?

    • jim says:

      > -What if future war requires a big crowd of aristocrats?

      By definition, if you need a big crowd, not aristocratic.

      Approximately one percent of the death and destruction that Russia is inflicting on Ukraine is being inflicted by one drone operator.

      Therefore a couple of hundred good men probably suffice to defeat any enemy.

      • Ryan says:

        Aristocrat forces of knights, Spartans etc were in the thousands for big battles. A few hundred men have proved sufficient on many occasions though.

        With current technology, fighting consumes cash at a great rate, so it’s harder to be an elite pillaging force. Mercenaries and sane state forces will likely go in the direction you predict.

      • Pax Imperialis says:

        Hypothetical, take your favorite historical aristocrat. Clone him a few thousand times. Are the clones no longer of aristocratic blood? The aristocrat is a man of status, but that status is possible due to his blood, his breeding. Are those clones not aristocratic in nature as well?

        Very possible to create civilizations that are aristocrat heavy (Poland), and historically destabilizing because too many vying for control of too few realms of authority. Today the realms of authority has become fairly large as industry has opened up many new areas to assert authority. Silicon, rockets, cars, oil, etc all are run by an informal (‘natural’ if going by American founding myths) aristocracy. The demand for more aristocrats has only grown with civilization complexity, not diminished. War continues to trend towards complexity as well. Going to need more aristocrats.

        I was using the word ‘crowd’ a bit loosely. Was trying to emphasize a notion of sizable quantity. Clumping up in close physical proximity is deadly in war. Still, a couple hundred good men is only a couple hundred targets. Just as a few aircraft carriers in WW2 were just a few targets. Destroyers and frigates existed for screening purposes. Not so much to damage the enemy when part of a carrier group, but to provide additional targets for the enemy to hit and provide warning when attacked.

        What if the grunt in the cement forest is the new screen? A couple hundred good men might do the vast majority of damage to the enemy, but just like knights of old, may require quite a few grunts for support.

    • Hesiod says:

      On the topic of alcohol, a fascinating tidbit learned from Burkert’s Greek Religion is the ancient Greeks had a Zeus of Drinking Buddies. Putting aside for the moment whether Zeus is a name or title depending on context, it’s heartening men recognized the necessity of fellowship and solemnified it in such a fashion.

      Information gathered from history like this is like looking up at the moon and considering the ancients gazed upon that same celestial body. It tastes faintly like Eternity and is a sweet gift.

  14. Calvin says:

    Seems to me rather than drones will make kings untenable – any two-bit gang with a few hundred bucks and a reasonably competent engineer can kill off any king who doesn’t spend his entire reign in a bunker with minimal effort and luck.

    • jim says:

      On both sides there are a handful of somewhat famous drone operators. While the death rate among them is significant, it is not intolerably high, mainly because they make themselves very hard to find.

      When war is dominated by a small number of great men, rather than big crowds of grunts, you are going to get aristocratic governance. And these aristocrats are going to be hard to find.

      • Calvin says:

        A king who hides himself in an unknown location constantly is not a king who inspires much loyalty from his cohorts or countrymen. But a king with a known location is just another word for “target” in the age of drones.

        • jim says:

          The King needs videos that shows where he was, and Prigozhin supplied lots of such videos, which his men found inspiring.

          Videos showing where he is, not.

          The need for his current location to be a closely guarded secret did not seem to cramp Prigozhin’s style. Lots of videos revealing his previous location.

          • Calvin says:

            It quite evidently did not work considering Putin had him eliminated with no significant blowback from Wagner.

            • Wulfgar Thundercock III says:

              He was not a king. Not yet, at least, even if he was stumbling towards it. The next man might stumble closer, or Putin might have him killed even earlier, but eventually a point is reached where either Putin or his successor effectively crowns themselves or someone else kills them and crowns himself.

            • Kunning Druegger says:

              This is such a niggerish way to view events. It’s like this ever passing moment is the end all, be all of everything, so if it happened it is completely understood, and your analysis is somehow gospel. Endeavour to be less retarded, and as you struggle mightily with that futile effort, consider how it must have felt for kings, commoners, and castle makers when the first Turkish cannons made by Hungarian wizzards started wiping out theretofore indestructible redoubts.

              New tech, particularly the fruits of a simple solution to a very hard problem (like bullets, planes, torpedos, guided missiles, etc) can seem like the End Of The Debate, but it never is. Literally, never once in history did some technology or method appear and the book on Everything was closed.

        • FrankNorman says:

          This sounds like the same old argument as could have been made for sniper rifles, or even long-range archery.

          Assassination of heads of state has been a thing for a long time.

          • Calvin says:

            The difference is that now any halfway competent gang can pull it off from miles away with just a smidgen of luck on their side. No need for physical proximity or line of sight anymore.

            • Fidelis says:

              Yes yes and Alexander was poisoned with some crude easily produced levantine substance, probably carried out by someone less than a grunt.

              You need knowledge of current physical location and that physical location has to be vulnerable to your means. Arguing that flesh is weak only proves so much of your case.

    • A2 says:

      This article might be worth reading, even if it could be exaggerated. AI Safety, huh? (The main job has to be surveillance, followed by maybe distinguishing who is walking around down there. Not sure how significant the AI component per se is.)

      According to the investigation, another reason for the large number of targets, and the extensive harm to civilian life in Gaza, is the widespread use of a system called “Habsora” (“The Gospel”), which is largely built on artificial intelligence and can “generate” targets almost automatically at a rate that far exceeds what was previously possible. This AI system, as described by a former intelligence officer, essentially facilitates a “mass assassination factory.”


  15. Eugine Nier says:

    > We have seen “cabinet wars” – Bismarks “politics by other means”, limited wars fought for limited objectives. Putin attempted a cabinet war in the Ukraine.

    If that is true, than Putin is an idiot. Bismark failed in his attempt to create a cabinet war against France and there hasn’t been a cabinet war since.

    • jim says:

      What about Nato’s wars on Serbia, Libya, and so on and so forth?

      They intended a cabinet war on Syria, but the Alawites escalated it to a Holy War and War of Nations.

      • Eugine Nier says:

        Yugoslavia nd Libya were basically existing wars in which NATO intervened with a few bombs, and some boots on the ground in the case of Serbia.

        • jim says:

          They were wars that Nato directly created. When the Nato proxies on the ground were defeated, then Nato intervened in an “existing” war.

          And they intervened with rather more than a few bombs. They utterly destroyed Libya.

          Serbia was a more light handed operation, because the Serbs capitulated very quickly. Nato killed about 754 Serbs, including 454 civilian deaths and 300 military personnel. Had Serbia decided to tough it out, likely it would have suffered the horrifyingly savage and utterly indiscriminate brutal destruction inflicted upon Libya.

          Color revolution works because it is credible that if you resist, you will be genocided.

  16. Pilgrim says:

    [*not a thought crime*]

    • jim says:

      You explained why you disagree with our thought crimes in ways that do not reveal what the thought crimes you disagree with are.

      • Pilgrim says:

        [*deleted for mysterious inability to commit a thought crime, or even notice anyone else’s thought crimes*]

        • jim says:

          Anyone who is not using a whitelisted email address should receive the following message shortly before his comment vanishes forever:

          ‘Your email address is not yet whitelisted. Read these instructions on how to get whitelisted: Moderation Policy

          In your response, you complain that the thought crimes I propose for passing the test are not thought crimes, anyone say them, lots of people are saying them. Anyone can say this stuff, you say.

          Well then:

          Say it.

          • Pilgrim says:

            Ok, I’ll try and course correct. I pick this one from the last post –

            They are feral, blindly following ancient instincts from prehistoric times, 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 way to allow each man to own a woman so each man can start a family and raise a future generation for civilization’s survival.

            Agreed. Endorsed. No argument. That’s how women are – feral, blindly following ancient instincts. Driven by hormones. An independent woman is a danger to herself.

            Monogamy and male leadership is vital because women don’t understand how much they depend on civilization. A woman’s answer to every problem is to find a man to fix it for her. She doesn’t need civilization, she just needs men around to build and maintain it for her.

            I’m not trying to give you the runaround, Jim. I am in agreement with these thoughts.

  17. Zorost says:

    The Rise of Kings:

    If we want kings to rise, perhaps we should put in the work to make ourselves likely candidates. I highly doubt there will be just one, or that North America will only have 3 nations in 30 years.

    From what ranks will such kings arise? As Jim says, it will likely be current elites. If it’s similar to the Fall of Rome, it will be governors, major metro mayors/ police chiefs, sheriffs, state political party leaders, generals, commanders of military bases. If the Fall of the USSR, it will mostly be party officials, with perhaps security services eventually moving in (e.g., Putin.)

    Time to get involved in local/ state politics, or at least make friends with those who already are. Time to get organized with neighbors to strengthen your area. And see what leaders naturally arise.

    • jim says:

      This is a suicidally stupid plan, and I have explained why it is a stupid plan often enough.

      Conservatives, even mainstream conservacuck conservatives who want to conserve 2016 leftism, are not going to be allowed anywhere remotely near governors, mayors, police chiefs, etc.

      There is high risk that any namerfag who attempted to enter mainstream politics on any program less left wing than “death to all whites, death to all straight males, death to all Christians, death to all homeowners, death to …” is going to be killed for insufficient leftism, probably by prolonged torture, and anyone in any way connected to him, family, friends, internet connections, may well be killed also.

      If you expect to survive such a program, you are betting on Thermidor succeeding. Maybe it will, likely it will, but not wise to bet one’s life on it.

      And all those Mayors, police chiefs, and the like, are likely to die horribly in the near future. Probably going to be eaten by their pet niggers when they are no longer able to keep the EBT cards working.

      I recently revisited my old San Francisco haunts. Not much further to go before the Mayor, police chief, and so on and so forth get eaten. The Thermidoreans are trying to avoid that sort of wild radical crackup, but do not realize how difficult it is likely to be.

      And even if they succeed, as, to my surprise, they well may, Kings are not coming from DeSantis election consultants. They are coming from the likes of Prigozhin.

      DeSantis consultants, get-out-the-vote workers, and such like are suffering from normality bias. Normality bias tends to get enormous numbers of people killed during fall of Republics. Sometimes a few of them, sometimes all of them

      • Cloudswrest says:

        I recently revisited my old San Francisco haunts. Not much further to go before the Mayor, police chief, and so on and so forth get eaten.

        I was at an event in the Sunset district yesterday afternoon. Not too far from the beach. Did not see many homeless vagrants in that area, but the regular surface streets were absolutely terrible! Looked like they haven’t been repaved in decades. SF gets cold, but generally not freezing. So it would take a long time for the streets to get in this condition.

        • Cloudswrest says:

          I recently revisited my old San Francisco haunts. Not much further to go before the Mayor, police chief, and so on and so forth get eaten.

          Also keep in mind, San Francisco is, by most accounts, the most anti-gun city in the state of California. I was talking once to a gun rights attorney who was in the process of suing LA for some gun rights violation. Somebody asked him when he was going to get to San Francisco. He essentially replied something to the effect that that was too hard a nut to crack.

      • Eugine Nier says:

        The road to becoming King is always high risk high reward.

      • Calvin says:

        I recently revisited my old San Francisco haunts. Not much further to go before the Mayor, police chief, and so on and so forth get eaten.

        Xi’s recent visit suggests that this is not actually at a point where this poses any meaningful problem to the administration. The moment Newsom wanted the streets cleaned up for his guest, they were.

        • Aidan says:

          Unprincipled exception. If Newsom tried to make the clean streets permanent, would be eaten by the left not long after judges following NGO pressure declare his policies unconstitutional.

          Obviously it is just an animal control problem to any politician with the will, but enacting animal control policies would require becoming Caesar

          • Calvin says:

            Unprincipled exceptions can work quite well for a very long period of time, especially if you have the media on sufficient lockdown. All faiths have their little hypocrisies.

            • alf says:

              You are paying little attention to what has been extensively discussed here.

              As a holiness spiral picks up in speed, unprincipled exceptions are no longer tolerated. Could’ve gotten away with it 20 years ago, could not get away with it today.

              • Calvin says:

                I know what has been discussed here, I am saying that it does not seem to apply to this case. Newsom seems to have gotten away with it quite nicely. Even bald-facedly admitted what he did on live tv. Faced no consequences whatsoever.

                Like I said, a long way from causing actual problems for the administration.

                • jim says:

                  The tax base and the elite is running away from the big blue cities.

                  Is this not an actual problem?

                  He could clean the streets for a day. Why can he not actually clean streets and keep them clean?

                • Calvin says:

                  Is this not an actual problem?

                  No. Why would it be? He will just continue to get as much money as he wants as long as there is a federal government, which will get as much money as it wants as long as there is an empire. While that is certainly coming to an imminent end, there’s nothing Newsom could do about that even if he was aware of it, which he probably isn’t. May as well loot the state while the getting’s good.

                  He could clean the streets for a day. Why can he not actually clean streets and keep them clean?

                  He doesn’t care to. The bums don’t effect him or his pals directly, and they’re useful in maintaining anarcho-tyranny.

                • alf says:

                  > Why can he not actually clean streets and keep them clean?

                  He doesn’t care to.

                  He couldn’t even if he wanted to.

                • Calvin says:

                  He couldn’t even if he wanted to.

                  He literally just did. The moment they actually became an inconvenience, the bums were gone.

                • jim says:

                  But they are not gone – just briefly moved around.

                • Calvin says:

                  Okay, to put it in a slightly more sophisticated way: when he actually wanted to use the space for something which he considered to be important, the bums were removed with no resistance, and no progressive took any sort of issue with it. Or, if they did, immediately silenced. Thus it follows that if he wanted to do the same thing again should he deem clean streets in a particular area important for whatever reason, he could.

                • alf says:

                  I don’t buy that for a second.

                  To keep the streets clean, need Singaporean methods. Those methods very closely resemble what everyone in Newsom’s contact list would call ‘police brutality’ and ‘violation of human rights’. He would not get away with it.

                  He could only get away with it temporary. And only when his interests happen to align with the interests with the white house.

                • Kunning Druegger says:

                  In what world does being able to do a thing once translate to being able to do a thing always? Why, in the world of video games, make believe, and progressive dominated policy & process.

                  Upon the most shallow review, it looks like Newsome snapped his fingers and cleaned the streets. This is how people who “read the news” see things, and it’s probably connected to Gell Mann Amnesia in some way… whatever the case, that’s not how it works. Xi’s visit was planned in advance, at least a year, maybe more or less depending on circumstances, so let’s say 10 months.

                  14 January, the trip planning begins. Security, logistics, and accommodation all begins to be put together, mostly exploratory. Hotels, villas, rental cars, advance teams, backchannel meetings, lesser functionaries meetings, and money transfers. This can start as one guy or a small team, but the network of involvement gets large and diverse quickly. As time goes on, more pieces have to be put in place. As all this is ramping up, network effects increase as well. Vendors, merchants, snake oil salesmen, grifters, pimps, and, the lowest scum of all “human” life, journalists, start to insinuate themselves into the process.

                  I don’t think Newsome is any type of dictator. I think he is a bog standard American politician, meaning he is a Face, a Hairline, a Speech pattern, and an Impression all pasted together to be the Voice of a cabal of fixers & deciders. With the exception of Trump, this is probably every politician. So the string pullers were the ones who actually had to get the streets cleaned, and it was probably almost an afterthought. Like, they had all these other dominoes lined up when some functionary was like “what about the poop & needles,” and everyone around the table looked at him, completely mystified about what he’s referencing, because no one is allowed to acknowledge inconvenient truths or refutations of What Everybody Knows, but they stubbornly persisted, and once they realized that there could be a teensy, tiny incident if a holy nigger with AIDSCancer managed to get a bit to close to the chink delegation, the pebbles started to trickle down that would become the silent avalanche of “clean” streets for a few days.

                  The effort to get anything done in GAE world is Herculean. The system makes it nearly impossible to be efficient, and the bloated machine runs on deceit and corruption. Once a Thing is done, any Thing, doing it again actually becomes harder, not easier, because the managerial elite and their retainers are a massive crowd (Jim is right; ‘crowd’ negates ‘aristocracy’) and they always sniff out opportunities to introduce and accelerate entropy. So greasing 6 palms today means 36 palms the next time. The 2020 Steal was hard, and the 2024 Steal will be insanely harder. And it may still happen, just as Newsom may “clean” the streets again. But I don’t think so, and I am dead certain it was not a finger snap and a street sweep. You’d have to be black, retarded, or female to think that’s how clown world works.

                • Calvin says:

                  Let me put my position this way: on the day that Newsom, or some other highly placed regime figure, sets out to clear out an area for something they consider important and fails to do so, that is the day when expecting the imminent cannibalization of the SF mayor becomes reasonable.

                • jim says:

                  Quite so. Newsom is in no danger of being eaten


                • Kunning Druegger says:

                  That’s fair, but I nonetheless maintain that he is not even close to a dictator. Almost no one is. That’s the (main) failure mode of the Permanent Bureaucratic Oligarchy: they have erected every barrier, established every precedent possible, and trained both the Commoners and the Aristocracy to fear & loathe any vestige of singular leadership. They fear the Strongman, so they try to erase the possibility while simultaneously fraction both stationary and dynamic power streams and centers, never allowing too much in too few hands. This is one of the reasons they are both collapsing into decay as well as letting the radical roaches into the pantry.

                • Pax Imperialis says:

                  I gave an account of LA not too long ago. It was dirty, full of open drug use by vagrants, smelled of piss and shit, trash everywhere, graffiti everywhere, trashy people everywhere, nearly all the buildings were dilapidated to one degree or another, barbed wire fencing and fortified shop, homes that looked condemned and overgrown by wilderness right next to “mansions”, etc etc etc. I could go on for thousands of words describing minutia of just how shit LA is, but I won’t for sake of brevity, and San Fran is well known for being far, far worse.

                  Newsom is the governor of all of California. If it were so politically easy to clean up the bums why only in a part of San Fran and not all of California? I’ve read that San Fran will clear out the bums for high profile music concerts as well, not just for the visiting Chinese. This looks like just another unprincipled exception to a long running ideological commitment to allowing bums to shit on streets.

                  >The moment they actually became an inconvenience, the bums were gone.

                  They were an inconvenience when the first bum shat on the street over 20 years ago. They were not removed in 99.999999% of previous cases, and in the .000001% of cases they immediately showed right back up in a few days. I’m probably missing a good number of 9s and 0s as well.

                • Adam says:

                  Cities these days are full of people yet give off an empty and hollow feeling. Cops everywhere yet obvious that nobody is in charge. Well, the worst behaving people are in charge, mostly homeless and niggers.

                • jim says:

                  San Francisco is rapidly ceasing to be full of people. The writing is on the wall that bye and bye, it will resemble the empty howling wilderness that is Detroit.

                  It is full of empty towers created to hold the best people in comfort. They have not turned into ruins yet. For a city to turn into ruins takes quite a while.

                • Cloudswrest says:

                  Re. San Francisco. There’s also technological decline! There’s a relatively new residential tower, a SKYSCRAPER, that is SINKING, because the foundation was inadequate!!!


                • Cloudswrest says:

                  San Francisco’s Luxurious New Skyscraper Is Tilting 26 Inches
                  The 645-foot-tall Millennium Tower will continue tilting at a rate of three inches per year, and has already sunk between 17 and 18 inches into the ground


                • Cloudswrest says:

                  Cheap fix. Just put the whole foundation on big screw jacks and give them a turn once or twice a year. LOL

                • zero says:

                  “Cheap fix. Just put the whole foundation on big screw jacks and give them a turn once or twice a year.” mine gott he thnks like an american stop that, how the hell did we build manhattan because i remember that was a particular bitch with pylons and all in the mythology, and yet, oh well i gotta hire this niggerette here and she say dur “screws arent permanent, that wont make loicense” her dur guess we better fold like that miami female bridge hurr durr peurple died but thas the racis whyte man;s fault,. For real tho i remember being taught we could fix the leaning tower of pissa and we couldn’t cause it was historicalle, minus the sixteen tone of concrete the ittalians poured to stop that bitch moving, welp guess thats it lads this country might have been built on black gold and oil but the goddammn skyscraperes are shiffin and we are right out of concrete, thank God jims here savin shaniqua from the mob, i mean imagine what the whyte man would do with swiss geopositioning and a drilling head, we might have a stable regolith beneath our feat gods sakes.

          • Mister Grumpus says:

            Yes indeed. That’s why he had to clean up the place at the last possible minute, because as soon as he did it, the clock was ticking. Like swimming underwater.

            How did he even get the team and resources together to pull it off without someone denouncing him on TikTok? When you need black ops loyalists just to clean up a few blocks of sidewalks, Jesus.

      • Mister Grumpus says:

        That EBT Hack Factor is a motherfucker. No MIRV nuke can compare to its destructive power. If the Chinese were smart, and they are…

        • Jehu says:

          Shutting down the EBT might make an SM Stirling style story, or it might force a major outbreak of sanity. Given the odds distribution, I wouldn’t roll the dice were I China on that. When your opponent is committing suicide slowly, you let them.

          • Aidan says:

            EBT down? Our heroic leader Kamala Harris just made shoplifting food temporarily legal until it is back up. The federal government promises to reimburse store owners for all losses.

            That’s basically what EBT already is, though in a slightly less orderly fashion. Wouldn’t cause titanic disruptions.

      • Karl says:

        …and anyone in any way connected to him, family, friends, internet connections, may well be killed alsoText

        That’s the problem. I can avoid entering mainstream politics, but I can’t avoid being in any way connected to anyone in mainstream politics. How do you avoid that? How do you keep people connected to you from entering politics?

        Since I cannot, my solution is being ready to move on short notice to a different country. I’ll do so when people connected to me are arrested or killed.

        I expect that those in mainstream politics are killed first, then those close to them, then those merely connected to them. Considering the staggering number of people connected to people in politcs any other approach seems impossible for logistical reasons. Maybe that is not so in other countries, but in Germany there about 1 million members of various political parties, and a significant part of people in municipal counclis aren’t even party members.

      • JackT says:

        I suspect that our future Caesar will be a sheriff. It is one of the few ancient offices in our system. We elect sheriffs so they tend to have some popular support and legitimacy. They have a legal right to raise armies and stockpile weapons. If you aspire to be ready for opportunity, sheriff is an office worth seeking.

        • jim says:

          That is a remarkably practical idea.

          • Pax Imperialis says:

            Joe Arpaio has failed every re-election attempt since 2016 and received Trump esque lawfare treatment before Trump Derangement Syndrome was a thing.

            • jim says:

              Since he has suffered Trump style lawfare, probably also 2020 style election rigging.

              There is a chicken and an egg problem. One cannot ensure an honest election outcome, except by violence, or by getting enough of the elite on side that they are going to ensure that election rigging is done even more incompetently than usual.

              There is a faction in the elite that is distressed by the collapse of empire and the fact that their expensive real estate is going under in a zombie apocalypse. Disunion in the elite could make it possible to get away with the violence necessary to win an election, but it would be a tricky path to follow.

              There is also the possibility that a Sheriff who is secretly a thought criminal might suddenly reveal himself as a thought criminal. Recall that when Monck forced the Parliament to vote for fresh elections, he promised them that the elections would be rigged in the same way they had previously been rigged, and then cheerfully broke that promise. The puritans were somewhat pissed by this, but were unable to cohere around a military leader alternative to Monck.

              • JackT says:

                In most places in the US, elections are administered at the county level (which is the same level that sheriffs are typically elected at). Ensuring that crimes are not committed (and punished if committed) is within the sheriff’s duties (and thus violence is authorized). If Arpaio lost because of rigging, then he ought to blame himself for lack of diligence. However, I think his problem is his ego and need to brag about what he is doing.

                • jim says:

                  > elections are administered at the county level

                  In theory, not in reality. It is like schools, which are also theoretically administered at the local level.

                  In practice, we see centralized administration, centralized woke curricula in the schools, and centralized rigging in the elections.

                  When parents attempt to make real the supposed local administration of schools, the FBI views this as an act of terrorism, and if Arpaio attempted to make real the supposed local administration of elections, this would be doubleplus ultra Hitler Hitler Nazi terrorism.

        • jim says:

          Obviously running for congress and the like requires compromises with enemies that will render one inherently ineffective, and should one manage to be effective, voting is over, the Republic is dead, and if they cannot render one ineffective, they are likely to render one dead or in prison. But running for an office that has the right to use force and organize fighters … well, then …

          If one managed to be effective, it might well be difficult to render one dead or in prison.

      • Zorost says:

        I’m not talking blue hives, I’m talking places where sheriffs are already vowing to ignore 2A infringements, and the state party defines marriage as between a man and a woman*. Much of current USA is a write-off, unfortunately. Retrenchment now, Reconquista later.

        It is a virtual certainty that the people in positions of leadership when things get bad will be the ones who rise up to determine what the future will look like. Therefore if we want to have an influence on what the future looks like, we need to get influence over such positions now.

        It’s not risky, just boring.

        * North Dakota Republican Party Platform:
        “—Traditional American families should be encouraged and supported by policies to nurture strong marriages consisting of one man and one woman, to support moral values, and to create, control and maintain their individual wealth with minimal interference from government. We acknowledge the immutable biological reality of, and the differences between, the two sexes, male and female, as well as their unique and complementary functions, to be the foundation for natural human life.”

        • jim says:

          Platforms are not worth the paper they are written on. The party that wrote this platform funds the sale of baby meat. If it did not fund the sale of baby meat, then it would be risky.

          The basic problem with that path is that you have to make compromises with your enemies that give your enemies power and deny you power.

  18. Zorost says:

    Not quite sure how you get that a criminal mischling like Prigozhin was a warrior king of Christ, but I’ll roll with it.

    They are new enough that counters are still being worked out. I could see AA becoming a key component of armies once again, like the German Gephard. Requiring drones to have AI (due to jamming) and stealthy (due to AA radar) will make them much more expensive, which changes the current math.

    A trope in fiction when an author doesn’t like the implications of a certain technology is to use technology to negate it. Like Frank Herbert adding personal shields in Dune in order for elites to fight with knives which he thought was cool. Similarly, what happens when high tech stealthy AI drones are used to blow up the small number of specialty factories creating key components for high tech stealthy AI drones? Grunts and their gear can be mass produced in a suburb, using garage gunsmith shops.

    Going with your theme of it changing the nature of war especially re: grunts, the counter could be to put away the uniforms and go back to old-school 0-Generation warfare. Or will it be called 6th Generation?

    Instead of moving armies, just move people in using civilian vehicles, even bicycles. Then start a wave of violence to drive out the current residents, to make room for your own people to move in. Gee, I hope no one thinks to do this against our people…

    • jim says:

      Plain enough that Prigozhin was a warrior of Christ. As for him being a King: Men followed him into terrible danger.

      • someDude says:

        Sources regarding exactly what religion prigozhin followed are very scant. Lot of rumour, nothing substantial. On both Yandex and google. Not able to get a whole lot of images of him in church either

        • Wulfgar Thundercock III says:

          There were Russian police photos of his home taken after the coup but before he was killed. Within it he had a Christian shrine and a room full of Orthodox Christian icons, including at least one of Christ, Himself. That is not something an atheist would be lilely.to do, and it is absolutely not a thing a jew would do.

          • Zorost says:

            Jews have never had a problem with doing whatever it takes to appear as Christian when convenient.

            “According to the Kyiv Post, both Prigozhin’s stepfather and father were of Jewish descent, and he faced antisemitic abuse from many including Igor Girkin, a Russian-linked military commander in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.”


            True? Maybe. Important? Not any more.

            • jim says:

              It is entirely obvious to me that Prigozhin was a genuine Christian. I can smell it in ways I cannot explain, nor rationally justify.

              • Fidelis says:

                I am interested if my sense matches yours.

                Would you kindly share your opinion on Bukele, if you have one?

                • jim says:

                  Bitcoin, law and order, and Hydroxychloroquine.

                  He got fooled by the Covid hysteria, and was slow to see through it, but otherwise, seems like a good guy, and is what he appears to be. Just as Trump is the real Trump, Bukele is the real Bukele.

                  And he has the right enemies. The people who hate people like me hate him.

            • Wulfgar Thundercock III says:

              They may have paid lip service to Christ, but when the Spanish Inquisition came by looking for false conversos, one of the first things they did was offer the suspect some ham. Which meant that their displays of Christianity were public and surface level. In private, they kept their Jewish traditions sacred. Having a private Christian shrine in your house is strong evidence that he was a Christian in fact and deed, not just in name. Jews and vampires flinch from the cross and the icon of the Christ, and Prigozhin being a jew is about as likely as him being a vampire.

        • Adam says:

          There is a form to Christianity that eludes the limitations of language. In many ways the Taliban are more Christian than western church priests and pastors.

          • Jehu says:

            I’ve often driven by a Moslem Mahdi center next door to a rainbow flag clad Lutheran church.

            I definitely feel I have more in common with the Moslems there. In short:

            They believe there is a creator God of the universe that is the supreme authority.

            They believe that we are utterly incapable to meeting that God’s standards without serious help (i.e. that we are sinners and inherently so).

            I don’t think that the Lutherans come up to even that low bar—a bar that is below the minimal set of Christianity.

            • jim says:

              “False Trap Of Moslem Commonality”, I have put your message in the spam.bucket. Take the shill test. Pass the shill test, and I will take it out of the spam bucket.

              The problem Jehu addressed is that so many “Christian” churches have been converged to progressivism, and progressivism has become demon worship. They worship Istar, not Christ.

              Thus Old Type Christians do have more commonality with Old Type Muslims than with Post Christians.

              Though once the demon worshippers are defeated, I am sure we will need to start the crusades again. But until then, we do have more in common with them.

  19. Mister Grumpus says:

    Maybe this is a one eyed man becoming king type situation, but many interpret Elon Musk as slippery-sloping into this role, just to keep his dreams and kids alive if for no other reasons. FWIW.

    • Cloudswrest says:

      Musk just released a video showing the new Cybertruck’s 1.8mm (.07″) sheet metal is bullet proof to light handgun rounds (9mm and 45 ACP).


      Slowmo shows the metal dissipating the round’s kinetic energy as waves radiating out from the point of impact. This appears to me to be something new. Sort of in between soft and hard body armor. If this really is something new the DoD must be shitting bricks since this video has been publicly released. It would seem to me you could greatly augment it’s armor performance just by stacking multiple layers of the stuff sandwiched with some other material.

      • jim says:

        It is curious that Musk seems curiously interested in technologies that are likely to be critical and central to future war.

      • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

        Very similar in principle to how burlington armour and similar schemes operate. Metal layers sandwiched over elastic layers. Path distortion imparted by the elastic material deforming on impact causing metal jets and long rod penetrators to break apart, up to a certain point.

        • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

          The most common method of achieving an elastic effect is some form of polymer, as such are also the most common method of hermetically sealing hulls for NBC protection; but theoretically, spring loaded armour can achieve this effect as well.

      • Mister Grumpus says:

        I can’t figure out whether a Cybertruck can ever make a superior technical and/or logistical vehicle than a Toyota Hilux. It takes a big ass solar panel to feed one of those, but then again, once you have it, you have it.

        How different would the Mad Max movies have to be, if they took place in a world with Tesla’s and solar panels?

        If I had one mental foot in South Africa though, that could be a different story, since all fuel there is imported from far away. The nerdy slow one-legged tortoise could win every race there.

        • Anon says:

          “It takes a big ass solar panel to feed one of those”

          I think you could have a configuration with an electric generator in the back to extend the range to thousand mile or more.
          Solar will have to be stationary

        • Pseudo-Chrysostom says:

          Theoretical energy efficiency in a well organized market is just one subset of the equation.

          Main problem for EVs is logistical efficiency, which is a function of reliability, repairability, and recyclability; how well it can operate without servicing, how easily it can be returned to service, and how much can be reused if ending service.

          The used car market was a highly lucrative backbone of the auto industry, because for most of the history of automobiles heretofore, almost any single piece of almost any car could be swapped out and reused on another, or at the very least, have it’s raw materials reprocessed.

          This is not the case with most existing battery powered EVs. They are very difficult to service without specialized equipment and expertise. Furthermore, they at present represent a high ’embodied energy’ cost, in that once they are manufactured, almost everything that went into them is effectively gone, and not coming back into the market. And what does go into them is highly ‘intensive’, in terms of dependencies on more strategic resources, and on capital transformations that few organizations are capable of. Granted many ICE vehicles produced today have similar problems for similar reasons.

          • jim says:

            Gary, I have put your reply to Pseudo Christosome in the spam bucket.

            Please take the shill test.

            If you pass the shill test, I will take it out of the spam bucket and reply to it.

            It looks to me that a whole lot of shills are posting reasonable, responsive and relevant thought crime adjacent posts, in an effort to get white listed without committing a thought crime. This makes it hard to suppress them without suppressing genuine commenters.

            On the other hand a genuine commenter when he addresses certain topics is not going to tippy toeing around the edge of thought crimes, he is going to stomp right into them. There are now so many thought crimes, so many thoughts forbidden, that any genuine commenter if he goes anywhere near an ever growing number of topics, it is pretty much inevitable he will commit thought crime, so all this thought crime adjacent stuff smells funny.

  20. Mister Grumpus says:

    “Putin murdered Prigozhin, for Putin foresaw that from such men, Kings may come.”

    So sad and so true. That Prigozhin could even start all those guys rolling northwards towards Moscow just blew me away. So damn crazy, but the right kind of crazy. It just breaks my heart that they couldn’t figure something out.

    One thing I read about Wagner was that Prigozhin was very careful to always aggressively advocate for his people, reward competence and punish incompetence, unlike how things work in the regular army. Pretty kingly. Cokehead kingly, maybe, but way better than just some “manager”. So the army’s best people would quit and switch to Wagner just for that.

  21. Robert says:

    I dont disagree that a king may be in our future, but seems to me the west is not currently capable of producing a king. In the years ahead maybe, but not now. Judging by all the boys in my community, they are too warm, too comfortable, too coddled to be forged into something hard. Even in the most dangerous/stressful positions within the west, there still exists so many “saftey nets” that true deep strong character necessary for a king to be made doesn’t exist.

    Prigozhin was in his twenties when the ussr fell. This was probably the contributing factor to his character. Until we have a real break in the west, I’m not holding my breath for a king.

    • Mayflower Sperg says:

      The next stage of the historical cycle is “hard times create strong men”, but it won’t begin until people are literally starving to death and being murdered for the meat on their bones.

    • MuskFan says:

      Caesar is not going to come from your “community”. Caesar was born of and among the elite and was tightly networked with all of the important people in Rome.

    • Adam says:

      It doesn’t have to get that rough. Status signaling from the elites has to change though. I doubt any elites anywhere ever were built out of those conditions.

      Military leaders can come from the ranks but what we need is to replace a priesthood more so than a warrior class.

    • Ryan says:

      Most future kings have grown up with the ‘safety net’ or extreme wealth, powerful relatives etc. Luxury has ruined many men, but with the right personality, manly activities and tutoring, anyone here could have a small chance to raise a boy with kingly potential. War and experience ruling is necessary to forge a true king, but without the right foundation, pressure will make for very poor kings.

      • Mayflower Sperg says:

        Which is why British monarchs used to send their sons away to famously austere boarding schools where they slept on a hard floor, ate cold porridge, and had to break the ice to take a bath.

  22. Taitsa says:

    There will not be aristocratic warfare without kings and Westphalia. Aristocratic warriors are the fruit of civilization and kings, and not the seed.

    I believe I read (J. F. C. Fuller) that when Frederick of Prussia met the French army in the field, he couldn’t believe his eyes. Badly uniformed and equipped soldiers, in loose formations, fanatized and foaming from their mouths. Some of the enemy even hid behind bushes and sniped at soldiers, trying to cause maximum casualties; in my language, a sniper is still called a ‘french shooter’, from the shock such idea caused in Europe. Frederick muttered something like ‘I won’t fight here’ and retired from the field. An thus ended the wars of kings in Europe.

    When I see drones blowing up young white men, for the rabble to see, I see french shooters, not the seed of noble fighting.

    Americans are blinded by technology and democracy. Aristocracy is, at most, orthogonal to tech, and opposite to democracy. Americans are thus fond of total war: you go to war to change your enemy’s policy. So far so good. If your enemy is not democratic, you must topple its government. You do and, surprise, there isn’t anyone after the war to negotiate peace. Therefore, civil/total war (Irak, Afghanistan, Libya, etc.) If your enemy is democratic, the civilian population is responsible for their policy, so they are the enemy. Therefore, total/civil war (Sherman’s march to sea, Dresden, Serbia).

    We need to avoid total wars among brothers like the Greek poleis did: turning war into a bloody, ritualized sport. And then, negotiating the terms in a civilized fashion.

    Of course, against barbarians like muslims, asiatic hordes and democratic/revolutionary peoples, there will always be total war, brutal, bloody, with masses of soldiers using mass-produced, advanced weapons, and lots of carnage.

    • jim says:

      > There will not be aristocratic warfare without kings and Westphalia. Aristocratic warriors are the fruit of civilization and kings

      War is the father of us all. If wars are won by a few good men rather than a horde of grunts, it is aristocratic warfare.

    • jim says:

      > Frederick muttered something like ‘I won’t fight here’ and retired from the field. An thus ended the wars of kings in Europe.

      Kings and the wars of Kings kept going for more than two centuries after that event.

      > We need to avoid total wars among brothers

      Holy war is coming. Holy war is total and genocidal. We must kill them all, or they will kill us all. That is just the way it is. After victory we can figure out how to avoid a repeat.

      Prigozhin was a holy warrior. Our future Kings will come from the ranks of holy warriors.

      Future war is likely to involve killing all enemy males and capturing all enemy women. We are up against demon worshippers, not people who worship Christ in a slightly different way. When it is done, likely the loser will be utterly obliterated.

    • Zorost says:

      Some interesting points.

      “We need to avoid total wars among brothers…”

      If they were our brothers, there wouldn’t be a need to war against them. To paraphrase David Lane, “I’ll count as a brother anyone that looks White, acts White, and fights White.” It’s sad, but our greatest threats will always be our own kind until we win.

      Unfortunately total war, genocide and extermination, are the only options for us as our enemy never quits. Peace treaties are scraps of paper; they never stop pushing and subverting.

    • Aidan says:

      “Aristocratic warriors are the fruit of civilization and kings, and not the seed.”

      No, it is the seed. In the late Roman Empire, German society was oriented around clan-leaders who, in the old Aryan fashion, were patriarchs and priests. The lucrative nature of organized violence against Roman domains caused war-bands of sworn brothers to arise, exiting the clannish society to plunder Rome. These warlords came back to Germany unfathomably rich and powerful in men. They dispossessed the Reiks caste of patriarchs and set themselves up as kings and aristocrats. Same thing happened in Scandinavia during the Viking age. The Godi had their lunch eaten by warlords who came back from piracy with armies of men and lots of money to pay soldiers. That is the seed of aristocracy and kingship. Same thing will happen with PMCs. Wagner was the first tremor of the ancient future.

      • Mister Grumpus says:

        OK yes, more of this please: What does it take to pry a people out of dirt-kicking low-trust clannishness?

        • jim says:

          > What does it take to pry a people out of dirt-kicking low-trust clannishness?

          Christianity and double entry book keeping.

          • Adam says:

            For those of us unfamiliar, is there a book or something on the subject of double entry book keeping?

            • jim says:

              There are no end of books on double entry accounting, but what you are probably asking is how it promotes cohesion, which they do not cover.

              Double entry accounting creates a set of columns, that represent the enterprise as a thing separate from its owner and its administrator. Which means people in a joint enterprise have a measure of what others in the enterprise are receiving and contributing. Hence cohesion. You can know if the CEO is robbing the enterprise.

              The books track value created, and value handed out to participants.

              There is also the Accounting Equation.

              Any event is entered in two columns of many columns, which are grouped into the three columns of the accounting equation. But which columns? Why those columns? Most of the accounting books have difficulty explaining this, because the meaning is normative – it implies a view of reality, of rights, of duties, and of obligations, that moderns find strangely difficult to speak about. Find unspeakable and little bit disturbing, so they have to talk in circles around it, and the reader is just as puzzled at the end as the beginning. Hence if you do an internet search on the accounting equation, you will see no end of articles with titles like “what is equity” which are not at all illuminating. Reflect that the reason someone wants to know what the columns mean is that he wants to put entries in the correct columns, and most of these articles don’t seem terribly helpful – they explain the correct columns in a particular case and particular situation, while fleeing what is universal about this case and situation, fleeing what makes their particular case and situation applicable to all cases and situations.

              The meaning is entirely obvious and perfectly simple if you look at reality, obligations, and value from one point of view, no mystery at all. But some people, quite a lot of people, find it troublingly and confusingly mysterious, something arcane that requires the appropriate degree from an elite institution to understand.

              • Contaminated NEET says:

                Huh. I’ve always found the accounting columns mysterious and arbitrary, and I’ve never found a teacher nor a book that can explain the logic behind them. In fact, they always emphasize the arbitrary and nonsensical nature of them; “They’re called ‘assets’ and ‘liabilities,’ but don’t think about that – those are just labels; they don’t really have anything to do with what you’d call an ‘asset’ or ‘liability’ in everyday life.” Are there any sources you’d recommend?

                • jim says:

                  Making them reflect how the business is actually doing and making them show where value is being created and how it is being created, is illegal, so a lot of businesses keep two sets of books, one of them compliant with the law, and another, secret, set of books that actually reflect reality.

                  Yes, they are indeed arbitrary and meaningless. But the enterprise is an entity that book keepers imagined into reality, and the corporation is that entity given legal form, an accounting fiction embodied in a legal fiction. And if the books are disconnected from reality, corporate capitalism does not work. And postmodern corporate capitalism is not working – as we saw when the Soviet Union went capitalist under Yeltzin, and Latin America went capitalist shortly after or at about the same time. Deng’s transition was a huge success, Yeltzin’s a miserable failure. And nobody wants to look at why one kind of capitalism worked, and another did not..

                • Fake says:

                  Not sure I need to commit a thought crime first, so here it goes. Women desire to be owned by a strong man and women’s bad behavior is their efforts to summon a strong man to take control of them.

                  Is it accurate to say that assets reflects the items of value a company, and therefore the owner of the company, possesses? And a liability is a claim to those items of value outside the owner of the company’s claims? So equity is the owner’s items of value after liabilities have been satisfied?

                • jim says:

                  Of course that is accurate.

                  Trouble is that we have a pile of very clever accountants who have long been preparing accounts where this was not true, and who got a bunch of laws through to make what they were doing legal, and when the $#!% inevitably and predictably hit the fan, make it compulsory.

                  See my tale of SoX accounting.

                  The problem with Enron’s books was that they would buy on credit for stuff to be delivered to someone who had paid cash for that stuff, and attribute the liability to a fictitious financial entity so that the liability was not on their books, but the payment they got for the goods was on their books. The appropriate law would be that the entities corresponding to duties that need to be performed have to be real. Instead, we got a law that forbids doing what Enron did in exactly the way Enron did it, but you would need a PhD in advanced accounting to understand how what Enron was doing would now be illegal.

                  The reason I am now asking all new email addresses for thought crimes is that I just got snowed under by shills and entryists, and had to go to silent deletion, which is likely to be unfair to genuine commenters.

                  So now if I silently delete someone, I don’t feel bad about it, since you get warning.

                  No one has to commit a thought crime to get white listed, but they do have to notice other people’s thought crimes. You can denounce the thought crime, provided the denunciation accurately depicts the content of the thought crime.

                  However the snowstorm seems have evaporated since I posted that post on moderation policy.

                • FrankNorman says:

                  So let me see if I get it here:

                  If you run a business in the USA, doing honest book-keeping is illegal, because it would show by contrast how dishonest the booking of many of the big players actually is?

                  So because the scammers don’t want to do it, they forbade anyone to do it?

                • jim says:

                  It is more complicated than that, because the big crooks don’t want the little crooks sucking up the gravy, and because there are ways around the problem, and ways to mitigate the problem. But that is essence of what happened and good brief statement of the core problem.

          • Mister Grumpus says:

            I hope you guys will never get tired of this subject.

            I’ve spent a lot of time in Low Trust World, and it’s absolutely maddening how it poisons first the capability to, and then any remaining scraps of ambition or even interest in, any profitable enterprise or effort that necessarily involves more than two friends or one stranger. I mean it’s like battery acid quicksand, and when it takes over, it takes over everything.

            • Jehu says:

              Manana, Nichevo, Inshallah

              Same thing, different groups.

              High trust is a seriously overpowered social technology, and high trust coupled with artificially making envy low-status is even more powerful. But it takes a lot of work to maintain, and it’s payments in the US are long overdue.

  23. Pseudo Klausius says:

    [*deleted because your initial comment failed to lead with a thought crime, merely alluded to one*]

    • jim says:

      You noticed that if one sends one’s daughter to university, one will not have grandchildren.

      Yes. Quite so. But why and how does this work?

      • FrankNorman says:

        Why doesn’t it happen that the daughter gets pregnant at the university, and for some reason declines to press any charges against the lecturer?

        • S says:

          Evil mars evil; the same people willing to betray those beneath them for pussy are ready to betray each other for attempting to own it. If that wasn’t the case, priestley rule would be stable.

        • Vendat Tunicam says:

          Because she aborts it. Pressing charges will cramp her style in her quest for bigger and better dick. When she is no longer able to get bigger and better dick she presses charges, which tends to happen to a poor guy she considers unmanly.

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